Period
to 17 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 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 6 months to 17 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
North West > Lancashire
6 months to
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 6 3 8
Rank change year-on-year -3 +5 -4
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 116 222 205
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 15.01% 25.06% 22.16%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 50.00% 68.10% 59.59%
Number of salaries quoted 110 190 186
Lancashire median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £36,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% -3.45% +3.57%
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,500 £26,125
90th Percentile £45,000 £45,125 £43,750
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% - -

SQL Server is in the Databases and Business Intelligence category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Lancashire with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
Lancashire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 232 326 344
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 30.01% 36.79% 37.19%
Number of salaries quoted 217 286 301
Lancashire median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

Job postings citing SQL Server as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Lancashire.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server in Lancashire

SQL Server
Salary Trend in Lancashire

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

Salary trend for SQL Server in Lancashire

SQL Server
Salary Histogram in Lancashire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in Lancashire over the 6 months to 17 November 2018.

Salary histogram for SQL Server in Lancashire

SQL Server
Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server within the Lancashire region over the 6 months to 17 November 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Preston -5 30 £35,000 - 16
Chorley -3 26 £36,250 +3.57% 2
Blackburn +1 19 £37,500 +15.38% 3
Blackpool -5 18 £38,500 +10.00% 6
Lytham St Annes - 3 £37,500 - 2
Lancaster +5 2 £36,750 +9.70% 3
Accrington -2 2 £40,000 +14.29% 1
Burnley -4 2 £31,250 -10.71% 2
Ormskirk - 1 £45,000 -
SQL Server
North West

For the 6 months to 17 November 2018, IT jobs citing SQL Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Lancashire region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 65 (56.03%) SQL
2 60 (51.72%) C#
2 60 (51.72%) .NET
3 37 (31.90%) ASP.NET
4 31 (26.72%) Microsoft
5 29 (25.00%) T-SQL
5 29 (25.00%) MVC
5 29 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
6 28 (24.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 26 (22.41%) JavaScript
8 25 (21.55%) HTML
8 25 (21.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 23 (19.83%) Business Intelligence
10 20 (17.24%) Web Development
10 20 (17.24%) TDD
11 18 (15.52%) Windows
12 17 (14.66%) AngularJS
12 17 (14.66%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 16 (13.79%) SQL Server 2016
13 16 (13.79%) Degree
13 16 (13.79%) SQL Server 2008
14 15 (12.93%) RESTful
14 15 (12.93%) Data Warehouse
14 15 (12.93%) SDLC
14 15 (12.93%) ASP.NET Web API
15 14 (12.07%) XML
15 14 (12.07%) VB
15 14 (12.07%) ASP.NET MVC
16 13 (11.21%) BDD
16 13 (11.21%) jQuery

SQL Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in Lancashire 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 4 (3.45%) WebLogic
2 3 (2.59%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.72%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.72%) Umbraco
4 1 (0.86%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.86%) NServiceBus
4 1 (0.86%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 5 (4.31%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (3.45%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.72%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.72%) Sage 200
2 1 (0.86%) Sage 500
Cloud Services
1 9 (7.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.72%) Google Analytics
2 2 (1.72%) npm
2 2 (1.72%) Office 365
2 2 (1.72%) Yarn
3 1 (0.86%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.86%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (0.86%) IBM Cloud
3 1 (0.86%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.59%) Remote Desktop
2 2 (1.72%) Broadband
2 2 (1.72%) Internet
2 2 (1.72%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.72%) VPN
3 1 (0.86%) DHCP
3 1 (0.86%) DNS
3 1 (0.86%) Firewall
3 1 (0.86%) Hyperconnected
3 1 (0.86%) Intranet
3 1 (0.86%) Network Security
3 1 (0.86%) SAN
3 1 (0.86%) Skype
3 1 (0.86%) SMS
3 1 (0.86%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (24.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 25 (21.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 16 (13.79%) SQL Server 2008
3 16 (13.79%) SQL Server 2016
4 15 (12.93%) Data Warehouse
5 12 (10.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 9 (7.76%) SQL Server 2012
7 8 (6.90%) NoSQL
8 7 (6.03%) Power BI
9 5 (4.31%) Relational Database
10 4 (3.45%) RDBMS
10 4 (3.45%) SQL Server 2014
11 3 (2.59%) BusinessObjects
11 3 (2.59%) QlikView
12 2 (1.72%) MongoDB
12 2 (1.72%) MySQL
12 2 (1.72%) PostgreSQL
12 2 (1.72%) RavenDB
12 2 (1.72%) Snowflake Schema
13 1 (0.86%) DB2
Development Applications
1 10 (8.62%) Git (software)
1 10 (8.62%) Visual Studio
2 3 (2.59%) Appium
2 3 (2.59%) Jenkins
2 3 (2.59%) Selenium
2 3 (2.59%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.72%) Protractor
4 1 (0.86%) Ant
4 1 (0.86%) Artifactory
4 1 (0.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.86%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.86%) IBM UrbanCode
4 1 (0.86%) JIRA
4 1 (0.86%) JMeter
4 1 (0.86%) Maven
4 1 (0.86%) SoapUI
4 1 (0.86%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.86%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 10 (8.62%) Finance
2 6 (5.17%) Marketing
3 5 (4.31%) Advertising
3 5 (4.31%) Legal
4 4 (3.45%) Retail
5 3 (2.59%) Music Industry
6 2 (1.72%) Games
7 1 (0.86%) Billing
7 1 (0.86%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 79 (68.10%) Developer
2 42 (36.21%) .NET Developer
3 29 (25.00%) C# Developer
4 24 (20.69%) C# .NET Developer
5 20 (17.24%) SQL Developer
6 15 (12.93%) Analyst
7 13 (11.21%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 12 (10.34%) Senior Developer
8 12 (10.34%) Software Developer
9 10 (8.62%) SQL Analyst
10 9 (7.76%) Senior .NET Developer
11 8 (6.90%) .NET Software Developer
11 8 (6.90%) C# Software Developer
11 8 (6.90%) DBA
12 7 (6.03%) ASP.NET Developer
12 7 (6.03%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 7 (6.03%) SQL DBA
13 6 (5.17%) Test Analyst
13 6 (5.17%) T-SQL Developer
14 5 (4.31%) Senior .NET Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (51.72%) .NET
2 37 (31.90%) ASP.NET
3 25 (21.55%) HTML
4 17 (14.66%) AngularJS
4 17 (14.66%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 15 (12.93%) ASP.NET Web API
5 15 (12.93%) RESTful
6 14 (12.07%) ASP.NET MVC
6 14 (12.07%) XML
7 13 (11.21%) CSS
7 13 (11.21%) jQuery
8 11 (9.48%) .NET Framework
8 11 (9.48%) Entity Framework
8 11 (9.48%) XHTML
9 10 (8.62%) ASP.NET MVC 5
10 9 (7.76%) Node.js
11 8 (6.90%) KnockoutJS
11 8 (6.90%) Web Services
12 7 (6.03%) WCF
13 5 (4.31%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.03%) Greenfield Project
2 6 (5.17%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.45%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.72%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.72%) NHS
4 2 (1.72%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (0.86%) Analytical Mindset
5 1 (0.86%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.86%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.86%) Life Science
5 1 (0.86%) Minimum Viable Product
5 1 (0.86%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.86%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 18 (15.52%) Windows
2 12 (10.34%) Windows Server
3 8 (6.90%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (5.17%) Linux
5 5 (4.31%) Android
6 4 (3.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.86%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.86%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.86%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 29 (25.00%) MVC
2 23 (19.83%) Business Intelligence
3 20 (17.24%) TDD
3 20 (17.24%) Web Development
4 15 (12.93%) SDLC
5 13 (11.21%) BDD
5 13 (11.21%) Web Application Development
6 12 (10.34%) Software Engineering
7 10 (8.62%) ETL
8 9 (7.76%) Problem-Solving
9 7 (6.03%) Scrum
9 7 (6.03%) Test Scripting
10 6 (5.17%) Analytics
10 6 (5.17%) Microservices
10 6 (5.17%) OO
10 6 (5.17%) Software Testing
11 5 (4.31%) Android Development
11 5 (4.31%) Kimball Methodology
11 5 (4.31%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 65 (56.03%) SQL
2 60 (51.72%) C#
3 29 (25.00%) T-SQL
4 26 (22.41%) JavaScript
5 14 (12.07%) VB
6 12 (10.34%) VB.NET
6 12 (10.34%) VB6
7 11 (9.48%) C
7 11 (9.48%) Java
8 8 (6.90%) Ruby
9 2 (1.72%) TypeScript
9 2 (1.72%) VBA
10 1 (0.86%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.86%) C++
10 1 (0.86%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 1 (0.86%) Groovy
10 1 (0.86%) PHP
10 1 (0.86%) Python
10 1 (0.86%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 16 (13.79%) Degree
2 6 (5.17%) ISEB
2 6 (5.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.72%) CCA
4 2 (1.72%) CCNA
4 2 (1.72%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (1.72%) Citrix Certification
4 2 (1.72%) MCITP
4 2 (1.72%) MCSE
4 2 (1.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (0.86%) CISSP
5 1 (0.86%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.17%) GDPR
1 6 (5.17%) QA
2 2 (1.72%) SLA
3 1 (0.86%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (3.45%) Active Directory
1 4 (3.45%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (2.59%) Docker
2 3 (2.59%) XenApp
2 3 (2.59%) XenDesktop
3 1 (0.86%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.86%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (0.86%) Ansible
1 1 (0.86%) Kubernetes
1 1 (0.86%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.86%) Puppet
1 1 (0.86%) vCenter Server
1 1 (0.86%) WSUS
Vendors
1 31 (26.72%) Microsoft
2 9 (7.76%) VMware
3 7 (6.03%) Oracle
4 5 (4.31%) Sage
4 5 (4.31%) Xamarin
5 4 (3.45%) Cisco
5 4 (3.45%) Red Hat
6 3 (2.59%) Citrix
7 2 (1.72%) Google
7 2 (1.72%) Tableau
7 2 (1.72%) Tealeaf
8 1 (0.86%) IBM
8 1 (0.86%) Twitter