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 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
North West / Lancashire
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 6 3 6
Rank change year-on-year -3 +3  
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 80 83 82
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 19.14% 24.70% 18.94%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 50.96% 65.87% 52.90%
Number of salaries quoted 76 82 71
Median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,100 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £41,250 £40,000 £40,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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

Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Lancashire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 157 126 155
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 37.56% 37.50% 35.80%
Number of salaries quoted 151 110 144
Median salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% -5.40%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £47,500 £42,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Lancashire citing SQL Server as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

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 3 months to 28 March 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 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Preston -10 17 £35,000 -9.67% 4
Burnley +3 16 £35,000 +7.69% 1
Chorley -4 13 £33,000 +4.76% 2
Blackpool - 13 £32,500 - 4
Lancaster 0 6 £40,000 +14.28% 2
Blackburn +1 3 £37,500 +7.14% 2
Colne - 3 £32,500 -
Skelmersdale - 1 - -
SQL Server
North West

For the 6 months to 28 March 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.

1 129 (72.47%) SQL
2 89 (50.00%) .NET
3 85 (47.75%) C#
4 70 (39.33%) Microsoft
5 68 (38.20%) JavaScript
6 66 (37.08%) HTML
7 64 (35.96%) ASP.NET
8 56 (31.46%) T-SQL
9 55 (30.90%) CSS
10 52 (29.21%) MVC
11 50 (28.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 43 (24.16%) Agile Software Development
12 43 (24.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 40 (22.47%) Business Intelligence
14 35 (19.66%) Windows
14 35 (19.66%) jQuery
15 33 (18.54%) MS Excel
16 32 (17.98%) Web Services
16 32 (17.98%) SDLC
17 31 (17.42%) HTML5
18 29 (16.29%) ASP.NET MVC
19 28 (15.73%) Power BI
19 28 (15.73%) .NET Framework
20 26 (14.61%) Oracle
21 22 (12.36%) MySQL
21 22 (12.36%) Active Directory
22 21 (11.80%) Finance
22 21 (11.80%) WCF
23 20 (11.24%) Degree
23 20 (11.24%) SQL 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 14 (7.87%) IIS
2 10 (5.62%) CMS
3 6 (3.37%) Apache
3 6 (3.37%) MS Exchange
4 3 (1.69%) Kentico
4 3 (1.69%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.69%) WordPress
5 2 (1.12%) Drupal
5 2 (1.12%) OpenEdge
5 2 (1.12%) Orchard CMS
6 1 (0.56%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.56%) ColdFusion
6 1 (0.56%) GroupWise
6 1 (0.56%) SAS
6 1 (0.56%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 33 (18.54%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.25%) MS Office
3 2 (1.12%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.12%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.12%) Magento
2 2 (1.12%) OpenCart
2 2 (1.12%) osCommerce
3 1 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (2.25%) SaaS
3 3 (1.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (6.18%) Firewall
1 11 (6.18%) LAN
1 11 (6.18%) WAN
2 10 (5.62%) HTTP
3 6 (3.37%) Internet
4 4 (2.25%) DNS
4 4 (2.25%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.12%) DHCP
6 1 (0.56%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (0.56%) FTP
6 1 (0.56%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (28.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 43 (24.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 28 (15.73%) Power BI
4 22 (12.36%) MySQL
5 20 (11.24%) SQL Server 2008
6 13 (7.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 12 (6.74%) Data Warehouse
7 12 (6.74%) SQL Server 2014
8 11 (6.18%) Oracle Database
8 11 (6.18%) Oracle Database 11g
8 11 (6.18%) RDBMS
8 11 (6.18%) Relational Database
9 10 (5.62%) Data Mining
10 9 (5.06%) SQL Server 2005
11 8 (4.49%) SQL Server 2016
12 6 (3.37%) NoSQL
13 5 (2.81%) MongoDB
13 5 (2.81%) SQL Server 2012
14 4 (2.25%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
14 4 (2.25%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 15 (8.43%) Team Foundation Server
2 12 (6.74%) Visual Studio
3 11 (6.18%) JIRA
4 8 (4.49%) Git (software)
5 5 (2.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (1.69%) Bitbucket
7 2 (1.12%) PHPUnit
7 2 (1.12%) Talend Open Studio
8 1 (0.56%) Bazaar
8 1 (0.56%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.56%) Mercurial
8 1 (0.56%) PhantomJS
8 1 (0.56%) PowerBuilder
8 1 (0.56%) Subversion
8 1 (0.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 21 (11.80%) Finance
2 13 (7.30%) Advertising
3 12 (6.74%) Legal
4 3 (1.69%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.69%) Retail
5 2 (1.12%) Marketing
6 1 (0.56%) Games
6 1 (0.56%) Music Industry
6 1 (0.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 103 (57.87%) Developer
2 59 (33.15%) .NET Developer
3 48 (26.97%) Analyst
4 42 (23.60%) C# Developer
5 37 (20.79%) C# .NET Developer
6 35 (19.66%) SQL Developer
7 21 (11.80%) ASP.NET Developer
8 20 (11.24%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 20 (11.24%) Senior Developer
9 19 (10.67%) SQL Analyst
10 15 (8.43%) Senior .NET Developer
10 15 (8.43%) Support Analyst
11 14 (7.87%) SQL Data Analyst
11 14 (7.87%) SSIS Analyst
11 14 (7.87%) SSRS Analyst
12 13 (7.30%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
12 13 (7.30%) Data Analyst
13 12 (6.74%) Software Developer
14 11 (6.18%) Senior C# Developer
15 10 (5.62%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (50.00%) .NET
2 66 (37.08%) HTML
3 64 (35.96%) ASP.NET
4 55 (30.90%) CSS
5 35 (19.66%) jQuery
6 32 (17.98%) Web Services
7 31 (17.42%) HTML5
8 29 (16.29%) ASP.NET MVC
9 28 (15.73%) .NET Framework
10 21 (11.80%) WCF
11 20 (11.24%) ASP.NET Web API
11 20 (11.24%) RESTful
11 20 (11.24%) SOAP
12 15 (8.43%) Ajax
12 15 (8.43%) Entity Framework
12 15 (8.43%) MDX
13 14 (7.87%) JSON
14 13 (7.30%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 12 (6.74%) XML
16 11 (6.18%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.74%) Enterprise Software
2 11 (6.18%) Computer Science
3 8 (4.49%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (4.49%) AS400
3 8 (4.49%) iSeries
3 8 (4.49%) Mainframe
3 8 (4.49%) Management Information System
3 8 (4.49%) User Experience
4 7 (3.93%) Clustering
5 4 (2.25%) Smart Meter
6 3 (1.69%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.69%) Tandem
7 2 (1.12%) iPad
7 2 (1.12%) PKI
8 1 (0.56%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.56%) Replication
8 1 (0.56%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 35 (19.66%) Windows
2 16 (8.99%) Unix
3 14 (7.87%) Windows Server
4 12 (6.74%) Linux
5 11 (6.18%) Solaris
6 6 (3.37%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (3.37%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (2.25%) Mac OS
7 4 (2.25%) Windows 7
8 2 (1.12%) AIX
8 2 (1.12%) Windows 2000
8 2 (1.12%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.56%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (29.21%) MVC
2 43 (24.16%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (22.47%) Business Intelligence
4 32 (17.98%) SDLC
5 19 (10.67%) TDD
6 17 (9.55%) Disaster Recovery
7 16 (8.99%) Analytics
7 16 (8.99%) Data Analysis
8 15 (8.43%) Data Analytics
8 15 (8.43%) Web Development
9 14 (7.87%) OO
10 13 (7.30%) Software Engineering
11 12 (6.74%) Web Application Development
12 10 (5.62%) Data Modelling
13 9 (5.06%) Continuous Improvement
13 9 (5.06%) E-Commerce
14 8 (4.49%) BDD
14 8 (4.49%) Project Management
14 8 (4.49%) Service Delivery
14 8 (4.49%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 129 (72.47%) SQL
2 85 (47.75%) C#
3 68 (38.20%) JavaScript
4 56 (31.46%) T-SQL
5 19 (10.67%) VBA
6 17 (9.55%) VB
7 14 (7.87%) PHP
8 8 (4.49%) VB6
9 7 (3.93%) VB.NET
10 5 (2.81%) Ruby
11 4 (2.25%) Java
12 3 (1.69%) C++
13 2 (1.12%) Bash Shell
13 2 (1.12%) Perl
13 2 (1.12%) Python
13 2 (1.12%) Shell Script
13 2 (1.12%) VBScript
14 1 (0.56%) C
Qualifications
1 20 (11.24%) Degree
2 9 (5.06%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (1.12%) NVQ Level 4
3 2 (1.12%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.12%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.56%) ISEB
4 1 (0.56%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.56%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.81%) SLA
2 1 (0.56%) QA
System Software
1 22 (12.36%) Active Directory
2 14 (7.87%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.56%) NDS
3 1 (0.56%) NetIQ eDirectory
3 1 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.56%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (2.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 3 (1.69%) SCCM
3 1 (0.56%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.56%) SCOM
Vendors
1 70 (39.33%) Microsoft
2 26 (14.61%) Oracle
3 17 (9.55%) Tableau
4 15 (8.43%) VMware
5 11 (6.18%) Cisco
6 6 (3.37%) DevExpress
7 3 (1.69%) Adobe
7 3 (1.69%) Facebook
7 3 (1.69%) Telerik
8 2 (1.12%) Guidewire
8 2 (1.12%) HP
8 2 (1.12%) Pega
8 2 (1.12%) Sybase
8 2 (1.12%) Talend
8 2 (1.12%) Zend
9 1 (0.56%) Dell
9 1 (0.56%) Mitel
9 1 (0.56%) Panasonic
9 1 (0.56%) Sun
9 1 (0.56%) TOWER Software
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