Period
to 25 April 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 April 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 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 8 5
Rank change year-on-year +5 -3 -2
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 217 175 157
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 23.21% 20.09% 20.99%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 60.78% 54.69% 60.38%
Number of salaries quoted 196 164 158
Lancashire median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
10th Percentile £27,875 £25,000 £25,500
90th Percentile £55,000 £45,000 £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 357 320 260
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 38.18% 36.74% 34.76%
Number of salaries quoted 311 297 213
Lancashire median annual salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.67% +7.14% +6.06%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,550 £25,100
90th Percentile £56,250 £51,250 £45,000
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.23%

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 April 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 April 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 53 £35,000 -6.67% 16
Chorley -1 47 £37,500 +13.64% 1
Lancaster -3 34 £35,000 -9.09% 5
Blackburn +8 30 £28,000 -25.33% 4
Blackpool +2 13 £36,750 +5.00% 4
Burnley -3 9 £35,000 -
Accrington - 5 £40,000 - 2
Darwen - 2 £32,500 -
Colne +8 1 £25,000 -23.08%
Skelmersdale +1 1 £32,500 -7.14%
SQL Server
North West

For the 6 months to 25 April 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.

1 130 (59.91%) .NET
2 114 (52.53%) C#
3 113 (52.07%) SQL
4 103 (47.47%) ASP.NET
5 87 (40.09%) Microsoft
6 80 (36.87%) MVC
7 77 (35.48%) Agile Software Development
8 63 (29.03%) SQL Server 2016
9 60 (27.65%) ASP.NET MVC
9 60 (27.65%) Web Application Development
10 49 (22.58%) TDD
11 48 (22.12%) T-SQL
12 47 (21.66%) HTML
13 44 (20.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 43 (19.82%) CSS
14 43 (19.82%) Windows
14 43 (19.82%) OO
14 43 (19.82%) BDD
14 43 (19.82%) ASP.NET MVC 5
15 42 (19.35%) RESTful
15 42 (19.35%) ASP.NET Web API
16 41 (18.89%) JavaScript
17 40 (18.43%) Data Warehouse
17 40 (18.43%) Business Intelligence
18 34 (15.67%) VMware
18 34 (15.67%) Active Directory
19 33 (15.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 32 (14.75%) Web Development
20 32 (14.75%) jQuery
20 32 (14.75%) Windows Server 2008

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 19 (8.76%) IIS
2 6 (2.76%) CMS
3 3 (1.38%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.38%) WordPress
4 2 (0.92%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.46%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.46%) nginx
5 1 (0.46%) NServiceBus
5 1 (0.46%) WebSphere
Applications
1 27 (12.44%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (6.91%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (5.07%) Microsoft Project
3 11 (5.07%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.92%) Cognos TM1
2 1 (0.46%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.46%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 24 (11.06%) Office 365
2 7 (3.23%) SaaS
3 5 (2.30%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (2.30%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (1.84%) Google Analytics
4 4 (1.84%) Google Tag Manager
5 1 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 26 (11.98%) SAN
2 10 (4.61%) LAN
3 9 (4.15%) WAN
4 8 (3.69%) VLAN
5 3 (1.38%) Intranet
6 2 (0.92%) DHCP
6 2 (0.92%) DNS
6 2 (0.92%) Firewall
6 2 (0.92%) Internet
6 2 (0.92%) Network Security
7 1 (0.46%) ADSL
7 1 (0.46%) Broadband
7 1 (0.46%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.46%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (0.46%) FTP
7 1 (0.46%) PBX
7 1 (0.46%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.46%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.46%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (29.03%) SQL Server 2016
2 44 (20.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 40 (18.43%) Data Warehouse
4 33 (15.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 16 (7.37%) NoSQL
5 16 (7.37%) SQL Server 2014
6 13 (5.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 11 (5.07%) MS Access
7 11 (5.07%) SQL Server 2005
8 10 (4.61%) SQL Server 2012
9 9 (4.15%) DTS
9 9 (4.15%) MySQL
9 9 (4.15%) SQL Server 2008
10 8 (3.69%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 8 (3.69%) PostgreSQL
11 6 (2.76%) BusinessObjects
12 4 (1.84%) OLAP
12 4 (1.84%) OLAP Cube
12 4 (1.84%) Power BI
13 3 (1.38%) DB2
Development Applications
1 23 (10.60%) Visual Studio
2 22 (10.14%) Git (software)
3 5 (2.30%) Selenium
3 5 (2.30%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 5 (2.30%) Subversion
3 5 (2.30%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.92%) Dreamweaver
4 2 (0.92%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.92%) JIRA
4 2 (0.92%) NUnit
5 1 (0.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.46%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.46%) GitLab
5 1 (0.46%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (0.46%) PhpStorm
5 1 (0.46%) TeamCity
General
1 24 (11.06%) Retail
2 23 (10.60%) Finance
3 8 (3.69%) Marketing
3 8 (3.69%) Music Industry
4 6 (2.76%) Aerospace
5 5 (2.30%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.84%) Brand Awareness
6 4 (1.84%) Legal
7 2 (0.92%) Back Office
7 2 (0.92%) Games
7 2 (0.92%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.46%) Banking
Job Titles
1 160 (73.73%) Developer
2 96 (44.24%) .NET Developer
3 67 (30.88%) C# Developer
4 62 (28.57%) C# .NET Developer
5 35 (16.13%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 32 (14.75%) ASP.NET Developer
7 31 (14.29%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 29 (13.36%) SQL Developer
9 23 (10.60%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 21 (9.68%) Software Developer
11 18 (8.29%) 2nd/3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
11 18 (8.29%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
11 18 (8.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 17 (7.83%) .NET Software Developer
12 17 (7.83%) C# Software Developer
13 16 (7.37%) Analyst
13 16 (7.37%) SQL Server Developer
14 15 (6.91%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 13 (5.99%) 2nd Line Engineer
16 11 (5.07%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 130 (59.91%) .NET
2 103 (47.47%) ASP.NET
3 60 (27.65%) ASP.NET MVC
4 47 (21.66%) HTML
5 43 (19.82%) ASP.NET MVC 5
5 43 (19.82%) CSS
6 42 (19.35%) ASP.NET Web API
6 42 (19.35%) RESTful
7 32 (14.75%) jQuery
8 28 (12.90%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 27 (12.44%) .NET Framework
10 23 (10.60%) WCF
11 21 (9.68%) AngularJS
11 21 (9.68%) Entity Framework
12 16 (7.37%) Node.js
13 15 (6.91%) KnockoutJS
14 14 (6.45%) Ajax
15 13 (5.99%) Classic ASP
15 13 (5.99%) Code First Entity Framework
15 13 (5.99%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 26 (11.98%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (9.68%) Greenfield Project
3 14 (6.45%) Management Information System
4 8 (3.69%) Fintech
5 7 (3.23%) Mobile App
6 5 (2.30%) Clustering
6 5 (2.30%) e-Learning
6 5 (2.30%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (2.30%) User Experience
7 4 (1.84%) Digital TV
8 2 (0.92%) Minimum Viable Product
8 2 (0.92%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.46%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.46%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 43 (19.82%) Windows
2 32 (14.75%) Windows Server 2008
3 23 (10.60%) Windows Server 2003
4 16 (7.37%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (3.23%) Unix
6 6 (2.76%) Windows 10
7 4 (1.84%) Windows Server
8 3 (1.38%) Android
9 2 (0.92%) Linux
10 1 (0.46%) Solaris
10 1 (0.46%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.46%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.46%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.46%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.46%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (36.87%) MVC
2 77 (35.48%) Agile Software Development
3 60 (27.65%) Web Application Development
4 49 (22.58%) TDD
5 43 (19.82%) BDD
5 43 (19.82%) OO
6 40 (18.43%) Business Intelligence
7 32 (14.75%) Web Development
8 30 (13.82%) Scrum
9 29 (13.36%) Problem-Solving
10 24 (11.06%) E-Commerce
11 22 (10.14%) Continuous Integration
11 22 (10.14%) ETL
11 22 (10.14%) Service Delivery
12 19 (8.76%) Continuous Improvement
13 18 (8.29%) Kanban
13 18 (8.29%) SDLC
14 16 (7.37%) Dependency Injection
14 16 (7.37%) Performance Tuning
15 13 (5.99%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 114 (52.53%) C#
2 113 (52.07%) SQL
3 48 (22.12%) T-SQL
4 41 (18.89%) JavaScript
5 24 (11.06%) VBA
6 16 (7.37%) Ruby
6 16 (7.37%) VB.NET
7 13 (5.99%) VB
8 10 (4.61%) C
9 9 (4.15%) PowerShell
10 6 (2.76%) PHP
11 5 (2.30%) Java
12 3 (1.38%) VB6
13 2 (0.92%) VBScript
14 1 (0.46%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.46%) Delphi
14 1 (0.46%) PHP 7
14 1 (0.46%) Python
14 1 (0.46%) TypeScript
14 1 (0.46%) XAML
Qualifications
1 26 (11.98%) Microsoft Certification
2 25 (11.52%) MCSE
3 11 (5.07%) Degree
4 7 (3.23%) SC Cleared
4 7 (3.23%) Security Cleared
5 2 (0.92%) ISEB
5 2 (0.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.46%) CCNA
6 1 (0.46%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.46%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.46%) MCP
6 1 (0.46%) NVQ Level 4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.38%) GDPR
1 3 (1.38%) QA
2 1 (0.46%) SLA
System Software
1 34 (15.67%) Active Directory
2 10 (4.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (3.23%) vSphere
4 5 (2.30%) BitLocker
5 2 (0.92%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 23 (10.60%) SCCM
2 8 (3.69%) FortiGate
3 5 (2.30%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (0.92%) vCenter Server
4 2 (0.92%) WSUS
5 1 (0.46%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.46%) HP SIM
5 1 (0.46%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 87 (40.09%) Microsoft
2 34 (15.67%) VMware
3 9 (4.15%) HP
4 8 (3.69%) Cisco
4 8 (3.69%) Intel
4 8 (3.69%) Juniper
4 8 (3.69%) ProCurve
4 8 (3.69%) Sophos
4 8 (3.69%) Xamarin
5 7 (3.23%) Capita
6 6 (2.76%) Oracle
7 5 (2.30%) Google
8 4 (1.84%) Tableau
9 3 (1.38%) Cognos
9 3 (1.38%) IBM
10 1 (0.46%) Epicor
10 1 (0.46%) Sybase
10 1 (0.46%) Twitter
10 1 (0.46%) Veeam
10 1 (0.46%) WatchGuard