Period
to 18 January 2019

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 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
North West > Lancashire
6 months to
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 7 3 8
Rank change year-on-year -4 +5 -5
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 105 200 201
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 14.73% 24.39% 21.41%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 52.50% 66.67% 59.47%
Number of salaries quoted 95 170 187
Lancashire median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% - -
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £47,500 £47,625 £43,750
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,750 £40,000
% change year-on-year +10.43% +1.88% -

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 200 300 338
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 28.05% 36.59% 36.00%
Number of salaries quoted 185 252 315
Lancashire median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £25,000 £27,525 £27,050
90th Percentile £51,028 £55,000 £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 18 January 2019.

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 January 2019. 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
Chorley -4 29 £36,000 +2.86% 6
Preston -9 16 £35,500 -11.25% 6
Blackburn -1 14 £37,500 +28.21% 6
Blackpool -8 14 £39,250 +12.14% 2
Lancaster +6 5 £38,500 -4.94% 2
Burnley -2 5 £31,250 -10.71% 1
Newton-le-Willows +2 3 £45,000 - 1
Skelmersdale +8 2 - - 1
Ormskirk - 1 £45,000 -
Morecambe - 1 £32,500 - 2
SQL Server
North West

For the 6 months to 18 January 2019, 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 69 (65.71%) SQL
2 57 (54.29%) .NET
3 52 (49.52%) C#
4 33 (31.43%) Microsoft
4 33 (31.43%) Agile Software Development
5 31 (29.52%) ASP.NET
6 30 (28.57%) JavaScript
7 29 (27.62%) T-SQL
7 29 (27.62%) Windows
8 23 (21.90%) Business Intelligence
8 23 (21.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 23 (21.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 21 (20.00%) HTML
10 20 (19.05%) CSS
10 20 (19.05%) jQuery
10 20 (19.05%) AngularJS
10 20 (19.05%) SDLC
11 18 (17.14%) RESTful
12 16 (15.24%) MVC
12 16 (15.24%) Web Services
13 15 (14.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 15 (14.29%) Relational Database
14 14 (13.33%) ASP.NET Web API
14 14 (13.33%) Web Development
14 14 (13.33%) Degree
14 14 (13.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 13 (12.38%) SQL Server 2008
15 13 (12.38%) XML
15 13 (12.38%) Java
15 13 (12.38%) TDD

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 (3.81%) WebLogic
2 2 (1.90%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.95%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (0.95%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.95%) NServiceBus
3 1 (0.95%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (0.95%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.95%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (1.90%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (1.90%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.86%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.95%) Sage 200
3 1 (0.95%) Sage 500
Cloud Services
1 9 (8.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.86%) npm
2 3 (2.86%) Yarn
3 1 (0.95%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.86%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.90%) ADSL
2 2 (1.90%) FTP
2 2 (1.90%) HTTP
2 2 (1.90%) MPLS
2 2 (1.90%) Network Security
2 2 (1.90%) Remote Desktop
2 2 (1.90%) SAN
3 1 (0.95%) Broadband
3 1 (0.95%) Hyperconnected
3 1 (0.95%) Internet
3 1 (0.95%) Intranet
3 1 (0.95%) SMS
3 1 (0.95%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (21.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 23 (21.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 15 (14.29%) Relational Database
3 14 (13.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 13 (12.38%) SQL Server 2008
5 12 (11.43%) RDBMS
6 11 (10.48%) Data Warehouse
7 9 (8.57%) SQL Server 2014
8 8 (7.62%) SQL Server 2012
9 7 (6.67%) PostgreSQL
10 5 (4.76%) MySQL
11 4 (3.81%) SQL Server 2016
12 3 (2.86%) NoSQL
12 3 (2.86%) Power BI
12 3 (2.86%) SQL Server 2005
13 2 (1.90%) DB2
14 1 (0.95%) OLAP
14 1 (0.95%) PowerPivot
14 1 (0.95%) Redis
Development Applications
1 8 (7.62%) Visual Studio
2 5 (4.76%) Git (software)
3 3 (2.86%) Appium
3 3 (2.86%) Jenkins
3 3 (2.86%) Protractor
3 3 (2.86%) Selenium
4 2 (1.90%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.95%) AccuRev
5 1 (0.95%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.95%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.95%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 11 (10.48%) Finance
2 9 (8.57%) Advertising
3 7 (6.67%) Marketing
3 7 (6.67%) Retail
4 4 (3.81%) Manufacturing
4 4 (3.81%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.86%) Electronics
6 2 (1.90%) Legal
7 1 (0.95%) Billing
7 1 (0.95%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 62 (59.05%) Developer
2 30 (28.57%) .NET Developer
3 23 (21.90%) Analyst
3 23 (21.90%) C# Developer
4 18 (17.14%) SQL Developer
5 17 (16.19%) C# .NET Developer
6 13 (12.38%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 13 (12.38%) Senior Developer
7 11 (10.48%) SQL Analyst
8 10 (9.52%) Analyst Programmer
8 10 (9.52%) Programmer
9 9 (8.57%) Senior .NET Developer
9 9 (8.57%) Test Analyst
10 8 (7.62%) DBA
11 7 (6.67%) Software Developer
11 7 (6.67%) T-SQL Developer
12 6 (5.71%) Software Analyst
12 6 (5.71%) Software Test Analyst
12 6 (5.71%) SQL DBA
13 5 (4.76%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (54.29%) .NET
2 31 (29.52%) ASP.NET
3 21 (20.00%) HTML
4 20 (19.05%) AngularJS
4 20 (19.05%) CSS
4 20 (19.05%) jQuery
5 18 (17.14%) RESTful
6 16 (15.24%) Web Services
7 15 (14.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 14 (13.33%) ASP.NET Web API
9 13 (12.38%) XML
10 12 (11.43%) KnockoutJS
11 10 (9.52%) Ajax
12 9 (8.57%) .NET Framework
12 9 (8.57%) WinForms
13 8 (7.62%) SOAP
14 7 (6.67%) Entity Framework
14 7 (6.67%) XHTML
15 5 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC
16 4 (3.81%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (5.71%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (1.90%) Management Information System
3 1 (0.95%) Analytical Mindset
3 1 (0.95%) Data Centre
3 1 (0.95%) Data Structures
3 1 (0.95%) Fintech
3 1 (0.95%) Life Science
3 1 (0.95%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 29 (27.62%) Windows
2 13 (12.38%) Windows Server
3 7 (6.67%) Linux
4 4 (3.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (3.81%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.90%) Android
5 2 (1.90%) Unix
5 2 (1.90%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.95%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (31.43%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (21.90%) Business Intelligence
3 20 (19.05%) SDLC
4 16 (15.24%) MVC
5 14 (13.33%) Web Development
6 13 (12.38%) TDD
7 12 (11.43%) Problem-Solving
8 11 (10.48%) Software Engineering
9 8 (7.62%) Mentoring
9 8 (7.62%) Test Scripting
10 7 (6.67%) Coaching
10 7 (6.67%) ETL
10 7 (6.67%) Migration
10 7 (6.67%) OO
10 7 (6.67%) Software Testing
11 6 (5.71%) BDD
11 6 (5.71%) Performance Tuning
12 5 (4.76%) High Availability
12 5 (4.76%) Root Cause Analysis
12 5 (4.76%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 69 (65.71%) SQL
2 52 (49.52%) C#
3 30 (28.57%) JavaScript
4 29 (27.62%) T-SQL
5 13 (12.38%) Java
6 11 (10.48%) VB.NET
7 8 (7.62%) VB
7 8 (7.62%) VB6
8 7 (6.67%) C
9 4 (3.81%) TypeScript
10 3 (2.86%) C++
10 3 (2.86%) Uniface
10 3 (2.86%) VBA
11 1 (0.95%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 1 (0.95%) PHP
11 1 (0.95%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 14 (13.33%) Degree
2 8 (7.62%) ISEB
3 7 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (1.90%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.95%) CCA
5 1 (0.95%) CCNA
5 1 (0.95%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.95%) CISSP
5 1 (0.95%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (0.95%) MCITP
5 1 (0.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.67%) QA
2 5 (4.76%) GDPR
3 3 (2.86%) SLA
4 1 (0.95%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (6.67%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.81%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (2.86%) Docker
4 2 (1.90%) XenApp
4 2 (1.90%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (0.95%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 33 (31.43%) Microsoft
2 7 (6.67%) VMware
3 6 (5.71%) Oracle
4 4 (3.81%) Citrix
4 4 (3.81%) Red Hat
5 3 (2.86%) Cisco
5 3 (2.86%) HP
5 3 (2.86%) Sage
5 3 (2.86%) SAP
6 2 (1.90%) Xamarin