Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
North West > Lancashire
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 3 8 4
Rank change year-on-year +5 -4 +2
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 221 204 228
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 25.09% 22.22% 22.31%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 68.00% 59.65% 60.64%
Number of salaries quoted 189 185 214
Lancashire median annual salary £35,000 £36,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.11% +4.29% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £45,250 £43,750 £45,000
North West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 325 342 376
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 36.89% 37.25% 36.79%
Number of salaries quoted 285 299 319
Lancashire median annual salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.67% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £47,500 £45,000 £45,577
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%

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 18 November 2017.

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 18 November 2017. 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 +2 78 £35,000 +7.69% 3
Chorley -3 45 £35,000 -6.67% 1
Burnley +8 22 £35,000 +17.65%
Blackburn +3 10 £32,500 -18.75% 1
Blackpool +7 9 £35,000 -9.09% 2
Lancaster -7 7 £33,500 +19.64%
Skelmersdale -5 3 £24,500 -38.75%
Rossendale - 2 £34,500 -
Newton-le-Willows - 2 £45,000 -
Darwen - 2 £32,500 -
Accrington - 2 £35,000 -
SQL Server
North West

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 133 (60.18%) SQL
2 119 (53.85%) .NET
3 109 (49.32%) C#
4 97 (43.89%) ASP.NET
5 79 (35.75%) MVC
6 66 (29.86%) Business Intelligence
7 57 (25.79%) TDD
8 56 (25.34%) T-SQL
9 55 (24.89%) ASP.NET MVC
10 54 (24.43%) Agile Software Development
11 53 (23.98%) Microsoft
12 45 (20.36%) Windows
13 43 (19.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 42 (19.00%) SQL Server 2016
15 41 (18.55%) .NET Framework
16 40 (18.10%) Web Development
17 39 (17.65%) Entity Framework
18 38 (17.19%) Web Application Development
18 38 (17.19%) Degree
19 37 (16.74%) WCF
20 36 (16.29%) RESTful
21 35 (15.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
21 35 (15.84%) Finance
22 34 (15.38%) JavaScript
22 34 (15.38%) Node.js
22 34 (15.38%) ASP.NET Web API
22 34 (15.38%) AngularJS
22 34 (15.38%) ASP.NET MVC 5
23 33 (14.93%) Twitter Bootstrap
23 33 (14.93%) BDD

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 13 (5.88%) MS Exchange
2 10 (4.52%) SharePoint
3 8 (3.62%) IIS
4 6 (2.71%) BizTalk Server
5 5 (2.26%) SAS
6 3 (1.36%) WordPress
7 2 (0.90%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.45%) Apache
8 1 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.45%) Liferay
8 1 (0.45%) nginx
8 1 (0.45%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.45%) WebSphere
Applications
1 11 (4.98%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (2.26%) SPSS
3 3 (1.36%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (2.71%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (2.26%) Dynamics GP
2 5 (2.26%) Dynamics NAV
3 4 (1.81%) Magento
4 1 (0.45%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.45%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.45%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.17%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (3.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.90%) Office 365
3 1 (0.45%) Azure Machine Learning
3 1 (0.45%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.71%) Internet
2 5 (2.26%) SAN
3 4 (1.81%) SMS
4 3 (1.36%) Firewall
4 3 (1.36%) Network Security
5 2 (0.90%) ADSL
5 2 (0.90%) MPLS
6 1 (0.45%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (0.45%) DHCP
6 1 (0.45%) DNS
6 1 (0.45%) Intranet
6 1 (0.45%) LAN
6 1 (0.45%) VLAN
6 1 (0.45%) WAN
6 1 (0.45%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (19.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 42 (19.00%) SQL Server 2016
3 35 (15.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 29 (13.12%) SQL Server 2008
5 28 (12.67%) NoSQL
6 27 (12.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 25 (11.31%) Data Warehouse
8 21 (9.50%) SQL Server 2014
9 18 (8.14%) SQL Server 2012
10 15 (6.79%) Power BI
11 14 (6.33%) MySQL
12 12 (5.43%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 12 (5.43%) SQL Server 2005
13 10 (4.52%) DTS
14 5 (2.26%) PostgreSQL
15 3 (1.36%) MongoDB
15 3 (1.36%) Relational Database
16 2 (0.90%) Crystal Reports
17 1 (0.45%) Data Mining
17 1 (0.45%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 30 (13.57%) Git (software)
2 5 (2.26%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (2.26%) Visual Studio
3 3 (1.36%) Octopus Deploy
3 3 (1.36%) TeamCity
4 2 (0.90%) MSTest
4 2 (0.90%) NUnit
5 1 (0.45%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.45%) GitLab
5 1 (0.45%) PhpStorm
5 1 (0.45%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 35 (15.84%) Finance
2 19 (8.60%) Games
3 10 (4.52%) Retail
4 5 (2.26%) Manufacturing
4 5 (2.26%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (1.36%) Advertising
6 2 (0.90%) Marketing
6 2 (0.90%) Music Industry
6 2 (0.90%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.45%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 138 (62.44%) Developer
2 84 (38.01%) .NET Developer
3 44 (19.91%) Analyst
4 40 (18.10%) C# Developer
5 37 (16.74%) C# .NET Developer
6 36 (16.29%) SQL Developer
7 32 (14.48%) SQL Analyst
8 25 (11.31%) ASP.NET Developer
8 25 (11.31%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 25 (11.31%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 22 (9.95%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 21 (9.50%) SQL BI Developer
11 13 (5.88%) Tableau Developer
12 12 (5.43%) Software Developer
12 12 (5.43%) SQL Server Developer
13 11 (4.98%) DBA
13 11 (4.98%) Support Analyst
14 10 (4.52%) Administrator
14 10 (4.52%) Software Tester
14 10 (4.52%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 119 (53.85%) .NET
2 97 (43.89%) ASP.NET
3 55 (24.89%) ASP.NET MVC
4 41 (18.55%) .NET Framework
5 39 (17.65%) Entity Framework
6 37 (16.74%) WCF
7 36 (16.29%) RESTful
8 34 (15.38%) AngularJS
8 34 (15.38%) ASP.NET MVC 5
8 34 (15.38%) ASP.NET Web API
8 34 (15.38%) Node.js
9 33 (14.93%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 28 (12.67%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 28 (12.67%) KnockoutJS
11 24 (10.86%) XML
12 22 (9.95%) Code First Entity Framework
13 17 (7.69%) HTML
14 16 (7.24%) LINQ
14 16 (7.24%) Web Services
15 14 (6.33%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 20 (9.05%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (8.14%) Management Information System
3 13 (5.88%) Computer Science
4 6 (2.71%) Clustering
4 6 (2.71%) NHS
5 5 (2.26%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (2.26%) Fintech
5 5 (2.26%) Greenfield Project
6 4 (1.81%) Digital TV
6 4 (1.81%) iPad
7 3 (1.36%) e-Learning
7 3 (1.36%) Life Science
8 2 (0.90%) N-Tier
8 2 (0.90%) Replication
8 2 (0.90%) Tandem
9 1 (0.45%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.45%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.45%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 45 (20.36%) Windows
2 14 (6.33%) Windows Server
3 13 (5.88%) Linux
4 9 (4.07%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (3.62%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (2.26%) Windows 7
7 3 (1.36%) Android
7 3 (1.36%) Mac OS
7 3 (1.36%) Unix
8 2 (0.90%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.45%) AIX
9 1 (0.45%) CentOS
9 1 (0.45%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (35.75%) MVC
2 66 (29.86%) Business Intelligence
3 57 (25.79%) TDD
4 54 (24.43%) Agile Software Development
5 40 (18.10%) Web Development
6 38 (17.19%) Web Application Development
7 33 (14.93%) BDD
8 22 (9.95%) ITIL
9 20 (9.05%) Unit Testing
10 16 (7.24%) Analytics
10 16 (7.24%) Workflow
11 14 (6.33%) Dashboard Development
11 14 (6.33%) Data Analytics
12 13 (5.88%) Project Management
13 12 (5.43%) E-Commerce
13 12 (5.43%) Mentoring
13 12 (5.43%) Scrum
14 11 (4.98%) Responsive Web Design
15 10 (4.52%) Software Testing
15 10 (4.52%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 133 (60.18%) SQL
2 109 (49.32%) C#
3 56 (25.34%) T-SQL
4 34 (15.38%) JavaScript
5 27 (12.22%) Ruby
6 25 (11.31%) VBA
7 15 (6.79%) Java
8 14 (6.33%) VB.NET
9 13 (5.88%) VB
10 7 (3.17%) PHP
11 5 (2.26%) C
11 5 (2.26%) PHP 7
11 5 (2.26%) Python
11 5 (2.26%) VB6
12 4 (1.81%) PHP 5
13 3 (1.36%) PowerShell
14 2 (0.90%) TypeScript
15 1 (0.45%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 38 (17.19%) Degree
2 10 (4.52%) ISEB
2 10 (4.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (2.26%) PhD
4 4 (1.81%) HND
5 3 (1.36%) NVQ Level 4
6 2 (0.90%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.45%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.88%) SLA
2 12 (5.43%) QA
3 10 (4.52%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.90%) GDPR
5 1 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.45%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (4.52%) Active Directory
2 9 (4.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (2.71%) Docker
4 1 (0.45%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.45%) vSphere
4 1 (0.45%) Xen
4 1 (0.45%) XenApp
4 1 (0.45%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 7 (3.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 4 (1.81%) Failover Clustering
2 4 (1.81%) Perfmon
3 1 (0.45%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (0.45%) SCCM
Vendors
1 53 (23.98%) Microsoft
2 16 (7.24%) Tableau
3 12 (5.43%) VMware
4 8 (3.62%) Cognos
4 8 (3.62%) IBM
4 8 (3.62%) Oracle
5 6 (2.71%) Cisco
6 3 (1.36%) Citrix
6 3 (1.36%) Xamarin
7 2 (0.90%) Capita
7 2 (0.90%) Facebook
7 2 (0.90%) HP
8 1 (0.45%) CheckPoint
8 1 (0.45%) CyberSource
8 1 (0.45%) EMC
8 1 (0.45%) NetApp
8 1 (0.45%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.45%) Sage
8 1 (0.45%) Teradata
8 1 (0.45%) Verint