The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Chester with a requirement for SQL Server skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Cheshire / Chester
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 7 15 12
Rank change year-on-year +8 -3  
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 27 21 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Chester 18.00% 11.60% 13.76%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 42.19% 38.18% 44.07%
Number of salaries quoted 27 19 25
Median salary £37,500 £32,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.38% -7.14%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,600 £27,500 £24,100
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

SQL Server is in the database and business intelligence skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Chester with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Chester
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 64 55 59
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Chester 42.67% 30.39% 31.22%
Number of salaries quoted 60 52 35
Median salary £40,000 £29,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +37.93% -22.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £27,500 £23,350
10% offered a salary of more than £46,000 £45,250 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Chester citing SQL Server as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server in Chester

SQL Server
Salary Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SQL Server in Chester.

Salary trend for SQL Server in Chester

SQL Server
Salary Histogram in Chester

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in Chester over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Salary histogram for SQL Server in Chester

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT jobs citing SQL Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Chester region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 28 (56.00%) C#
1 28 (56.00%) .NET
2 25 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 20 (40.00%) SQL
4 16 (32.00%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (30.00%) MVC
5 15 (30.00%) ASP.NET
6 14 (28.00%) JavaScript
7 12 (24.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 12 (24.00%) XML
7 12 (24.00%) Business Intelligence
8 11 (22.00%) WCF
8 11 (22.00%) Scrum
9 10 (20.00%) ETL
9 10 (20.00%) BizTalk Server
9 10 (20.00%) HTML
10 9 (18.00%) CSS
10 9 (18.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 8 (16.00%) JSON
11 8 (16.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 8 (16.00%) B2B
12 7 (14.00%) EAI
12 7 (14.00%) FTP
12 7 (14.00%) XSLT
12 7 (14.00%) ITIL
12 7 (14.00%) PRINCE2
12 7 (14.00%) Windows
12 7 (14.00%) SQL Server 2012
12 7 (14.00%) SQL Server 2008
13 6 (12.00%) Microsoft Azure

SQL Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in Chester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 10 (20.00%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (8.00%) MS Exchange
3 3 (6.00%) SAS
4 2 (4.00%) IIS
5 1 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (2.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (6.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (6.00%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 4 (8.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (6.00%) FastStats
Cloud Services
1 6 (12.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (6.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (14.00%) FTP
2 4 (8.00%) VLAN
3 3 (6.00%) VoIP
4 1 (2.00%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (2.00%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (2.00%) Firewall
4 1 (2.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (24.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 9 (18.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 8 (16.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 7 (14.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (14.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (12.00%) Power BI
6 4 (8.00%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (6.00%) MySQL
7 3 (6.00%) SAS EBI
7 3 (6.00%) SQL Server 2016
8 2 (4.00%) DB2
8 2 (4.00%) Relational Database
9 1 (2.00%) OLAP
9 1 (2.00%) Oracle Database
9 1 (2.00%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 6 (12.00%) Visual Studio
2 4 (8.00%) Git (software)
3 2 (4.00%) Subversion
4 1 (2.00%) Android Studio
4 1 (2.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (2.00%) Xcode
General
1 6 (12.00%) Retail
2 2 (4.00%) Finance
3 1 (2.00%) Advertising
3 1 (2.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 32 (64.00%) Developer
2 16 (32.00%) .NET Developer
3 13 (26.00%) C# Developer
4 12 (24.00%) C# .NET Developer
5 10 (20.00%) Analyst
6 8 (16.00%) Integration Analyst
7 7 (14.00%) ASP.NET Developer
7 7 (14.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 7 (14.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 6 (12.00%) SQL Developer
9 5 (10.00%) Business Developer
9 5 (10.00%) Software Developer
9 5 (10.00%) Support Engineer
10 4 (8.00%) .NET Software Developer
10 4 (8.00%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
10 4 (8.00%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
10 4 (8.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 4 (8.00%) 3rd Line Support
10 4 (8.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 4 (8.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (56.00%) .NET
2 15 (30.00%) ASP.NET
3 12 (24.00%) XML
4 11 (22.00%) WCF
5 10 (20.00%) HTML
6 9 (18.00%) CSS
7 8 (16.00%) JSON
8 7 (14.00%) XSLT
9 6 (12.00%) AngularJS
9 6 (12.00%) ASP.NET Web API
10 5 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
10 5 (10.00%) XSL
11 4 (8.00%) .NET Framework
11 4 (8.00%) Entity Framework
11 4 (8.00%) MDX
11 4 (8.00%) SOAP
12 3 (6.00%) jQuery
13 2 (4.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
13 2 (4.00%) HTML5
13 2 (4.00%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.00%) Fintech
2 2 (4.00%) FMCG
2 2 (4.00%) Mobile App
2 2 (4.00%) User Experience
3 1 (2.00%) EMC VNX
3 1 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.00%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 7 (14.00%) Windows
2 5 (10.00%) Linux
3 4 (8.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (2.00%) Android
4 1 (2.00%) Unix
4 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (32.00%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (30.00%) MVC
3 12 (24.00%) Business Intelligence
4 11 (22.00%) Scrum
5 10 (20.00%) ETL
6 8 (16.00%) B2B
7 7 (14.00%) EAI
7 7 (14.00%) ITIL
7 7 (14.00%) PRINCE2
8 5 (10.00%) OO
9 4 (8.00%) CRM
9 4 (8.00%) Web Application Development
10 3 (6.00%) Server Building
11 2 (4.00%) Data Analysis
11 2 (4.00%) E-Commerce
11 2 (4.00%) High Availability
11 2 (4.00%) Integration Testing
11 2 (4.00%) Software Engineering
11 2 (4.00%) Stakeholder Management
11 2 (4.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 28 (56.00%) C#
2 20 (40.00%) SQL
3 14 (28.00%) JavaScript
4 6 (12.00%) T-SQL
5 4 (8.00%) PHP
6 3 (6.00%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
6 3 (6.00%) R
7 1 (2.00%) C
7 1 (2.00%) C++
7 1 (2.00%) ES6
7 1 (2.00%) Java
7 1 (2.00%) Objective-C
7 1 (2.00%) PHP 5
7 1 (2.00%) VB
7 1 (2.00%) VB.NET
7 1 (2.00%) VB6
7 1 (2.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (2.00%) Degree
1 1 (2.00%) MCAD
1 1 (2.00%) MCPD
1 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.00%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.00%) HL7
2 1 (2.00%) QA
System Software
1 4 (8.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.00%) Firmware
2 1 (2.00%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (2.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (2.00%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 25 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.00%) Kaspersky
2 3 (6.00%) Salesforce.com
2 3 (6.00%) Sophos
2 3 (6.00%) Tableau
3 1 (2.00%) CheckPoint
3 1 (2.00%) Cisco
3 1 (2.00%) EMC
3 1 (2.00%) IBM
3 1 (2.00%) Oracle
3 1 (2.00%) Palo Alto
3 1 (2.00%) VMware
3 1 (2.00%) Xamarin
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