Period
to 25 September 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 25 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
North West > Lancashire
6 months to
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 5 3 8
Rank change year-on-year -2 +5 -3
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 136 220 181
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 17.41% 25.64% 21.34%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 53.33% 61.80% 58.58%
Number of salaries quoted 128 192 165
Lancashire median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,875 £26,100
90th Percentile £45,000 £45,000 £43,750
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -

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 255 356 309
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 32.65% 41.49% 36.44%
Number of salaries quoted 237 317 254
Lancashire median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,500 £24,350
90th Percentile £51,000 £47,500 £44,275
North West median annual salary £44,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +8.64% +1.25% -

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 -1 37 £35,000 +5.26% 9
Chorley -6 25 £37,500 +7.14% 7
Blackburn +11 21 £35,000 +7.69% 1
Blackpool -5 12 £38,500 +10.00% 3
Burnley +6 9 £33,500 -4.29%
Lancaster 0 8 £41,250 +11.49% 1
Accrington - 4 £40,000 - 1
Lytham St Annes - 3 £37,500 - 2
Ormskirk - 1 £45,000 -
SQL Server
North West

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 75 (55.15%) .NET
2 72 (52.94%) C#
3 68 (50.00%) SQL
4 52 (38.24%) ASP.NET
5 37 (27.21%) Agile Software Development
6 36 (26.47%) Microsoft
7 35 (25.74%) MVC
7 35 (25.74%) SQL Server 2016
8 29 (21.32%) HTML
8 29 (21.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 28 (20.59%) T-SQL
10 27 (19.85%) Web Application Development
11 26 (19.12%) TDD
12 25 (18.38%) Web Development
12 25 (18.38%) ASP.NET MVC
13 23 (16.91%) Business Intelligence
13 23 (16.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 22 (16.18%) JavaScript
15 21 (15.44%) BDD
15 21 (15.44%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 21 (15.44%) ASP.NET MVC 5
16 20 (14.71%) ASP.NET Web API
16 20 (14.71%) Windows
16 20 (14.71%) Scrum
17 19 (13.97%) Data Warehouse
17 19 (13.97%) RESTful
18 17 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
18 17 (12.50%) VB.NET
18 17 (12.50%) VMware
18 17 (12.50%) SDLC

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 6 (4.41%) SharePoint
2 5 (3.68%) IIS
3 4 (2.94%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.47%) Umbraco
4 2 (1.47%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.74%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.74%) NServiceBus
5 1 (0.74%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 11 (8.09%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (5.15%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (2.21%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (2.21%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.47%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.47%) Sage 200
2 1 (0.74%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.74%) Sage 500
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (5.15%) Office 365
3 5 (3.68%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (3.68%) SaaS
4 2 (1.47%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.74%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (0.74%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.88%) SAN
2 4 (2.94%) Internet
3 3 (2.21%) DHCP
3 3 (2.21%) DNS
3 3 (2.21%) Firewall
3 3 (2.21%) Network Security
3 3 (2.21%) Remote Desktop
4 2 (1.47%) Broadband
4 2 (1.47%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.47%) VPN
5 1 (0.74%) Hyperconnected
5 1 (0.74%) Intranet
5 1 (0.74%) Skype
5 1 (0.74%) SMS
5 1 (0.74%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (25.74%) SQL Server 2016
2 29 (21.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 23 (16.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 19 (13.97%) Data Warehouse
5 17 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
6 12 (8.82%) NoSQL
7 10 (7.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 9 (6.62%) SQL Server 2012
9 7 (5.15%) Power BI
10 6 (4.41%) BusinessObjects
11 5 (3.68%) MongoDB
11 5 (3.68%) RavenDB
12 4 (2.94%) PostgreSQL
13 3 (2.21%) MS Access
13 3 (2.21%) QlikView
14 2 (1.47%) MySQL
14 2 (1.47%) OLAP
14 2 (1.47%) Snowflake Schema
14 2 (1.47%) SQL Server 2014
15 1 (0.74%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 12 (8.82%) Git (software)
2 8 (5.88%) Visual Studio
3 5 (3.68%) Selenium
4 4 (2.94%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 4 (2.94%) Subversion
5 3 (2.21%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.74%) Ant
6 1 (0.74%) Appium
6 1 (0.74%) Artifactory
6 1 (0.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.74%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.74%) IBM UrbanCode
6 1 (0.74%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.74%) JIRA
6 1 (0.74%) JMeter
6 1 (0.74%) Maven
6 1 (0.74%) NUnit
6 1 (0.74%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.74%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 9 (6.62%) Finance
2 7 (5.15%) Legal
2 7 (5.15%) Retail
3 6 (4.41%) Games
4 5 (3.68%) Marketing
5 3 (2.21%) Advertising
5 3 (2.21%) Music Industry
6 2 (1.47%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.74%) Billing
Job Titles
1 94 (69.12%) Developer
2 53 (38.97%) .NET Developer
3 43 (31.62%) C# Developer
4 38 (27.94%) C# .NET Developer
5 25 (18.38%) SQL Developer
6 14 (10.29%) ASP.NET Developer
6 14 (10.29%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 14 (10.29%) Software Developer
7 13 (9.56%) .NET Software Developer
7 13 (9.56%) Analyst
8 11 (8.09%) DBA
9 10 (7.35%) C# Software Developer
9 10 (7.35%) Senior Developer
9 10 (7.35%) SQL DBA
10 9 (6.62%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 8 (5.88%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 8 (5.88%) SQL Analyst
12 7 (5.15%) Senior C# .NET Developer
12 7 (5.15%) Senior C# Software Developer
12 7 (5.15%) Senior SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (55.15%) .NET
2 52 (38.24%) ASP.NET
3 29 (21.32%) HTML
4 25 (18.38%) ASP.NET MVC
5 21 (15.44%) ASP.NET MVC 5
5 21 (15.44%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 20 (14.71%) ASP.NET Web API
7 19 (13.97%) RESTful
8 15 (11.03%) AngularJS
8 15 (11.03%) CSS
8 15 (11.03%) jQuery
8 15 (11.03%) XML
9 12 (8.82%) WCF
9 12 (8.82%) XHTML
10 11 (8.09%) .NET Framework
10 11 (8.09%) Entity Framework
10 11 (8.09%) Node.js
11 9 (6.62%) Code First Entity Framework
11 9 (6.62%) Web Services
12 7 (5.15%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 14 (10.29%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (6.62%) Greenfield Project
3 7 (5.15%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.47%) Clustering
4 2 (1.47%) NHS
4 2 (1.47%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (0.74%) Analytical Mindset
5 1 (0.74%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.74%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.74%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.74%) Minimum Viable Product
5 1 (0.74%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.74%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 20 (14.71%) Windows
2 12 (8.82%) Windows Server
2 12 (8.82%) Windows Server 2012
3 11 (8.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (5.15%) Android
5 5 (3.68%) Windows 10
5 5 (3.68%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (2.94%) Unix
7 3 (2.21%) Linux
7 3 (2.21%) Windows 7
8 2 (1.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.74%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (27.21%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (25.74%) MVC
3 27 (19.85%) Web Application Development
4 26 (19.12%) TDD
5 25 (18.38%) Web Development
6 23 (16.91%) Business Intelligence
7 21 (15.44%) BDD
8 20 (14.71%) Scrum
9 17 (12.50%) SDLC
10 15 (11.03%) Problem-Solving
11 13 (9.56%) Software Engineering
12 11 (8.09%) CRM
12 11 (8.09%) ETL
12 11 (8.09%) Kanban
12 11 (8.09%) OO
13 10 (7.35%) Continuous Integration
13 10 (7.35%) Dependency Injection
14 8 (5.88%) Microservices
15 7 (5.15%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 7 (5.15%) Progressive Web App
Programming Languages
1 72 (52.94%) C#
2 68 (50.00%) SQL
3 28 (20.59%) T-SQL
4 22 (16.18%) JavaScript
5 17 (12.50%) VB.NET
6 16 (11.76%) VB
7 15 (11.03%) C
8 12 (8.82%) Ruby
8 12 (8.82%) VB6
9 9 (6.62%) Java
10 6 (4.41%) VBA
11 5 (3.68%) PowerShell
12 2 (1.47%) VBScript
13 1 (0.74%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.74%) C++
13 1 (0.74%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 1 (0.74%) Groovy
13 1 (0.74%) PHP
13 1 (0.74%) Python
13 1 (0.74%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 15 (11.03%) Degree
2 9 (6.62%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (5.15%) MCSE
4 4 (2.94%) ISEB
4 4 (2.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (2.94%) Security Cleared
5 3 (2.21%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.47%) CCA
6 2 (1.47%) CCNA
6 2 (1.47%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.47%) Citrix Certification
6 2 (1.47%) MCITP
6 2 (1.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.15%) GDPR
2 4 (2.94%) QA
3 2 (1.47%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (8.09%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.68%) vSphere
3 3 (2.21%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (2.21%) XenApp
3 3 (2.21%) XenDesktop
4 2 (1.47%) BitLocker
4 2 (1.47%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.74%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (3.68%) SCCM
2 3 (2.21%) vCenter Server
2 3 (2.21%) WSUS
3 2 (1.47%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (0.74%) Ansible
4 1 (0.74%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.74%) Puppet
Vendors
1 36 (26.47%) Microsoft
2 17 (12.50%) VMware
3 7 (5.15%) Xamarin
4 5 (3.68%) Cisco
4 5 (3.68%) Oracle
4 5 (3.68%) Sage
5 3 (2.21%) Citrix
6 2 (1.47%) Google
6 2 (1.47%) Red Hat
6 2 (1.47%) Tableau
6 2 (1.47%) Tealeaf
7 1 (0.74%) IBM
7 1 (0.74%) Twitter