Period
to 17 July 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 17 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
North West > Lancashire
6 months to
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 4 6 8
Rank change year-on-year +2 +2 -1
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 192 201 166
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 21.67% 23.00% 20.54%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 57.31% 56.30% 58.45%
Number of salaries quoted 180 181 156
Lancashire median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.94% -2.86%
10th Percentile £27,750 £27,500 £23,750
90th Percentile £52,500 £45,000 £43,750
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 335 357 284
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 37.81% 40.85% 35.15%
Number of salaries quoted 306 329 226
Lancashire median annual salary £35,000 £36,000 £32,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.78% +9.92% -6.43%
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,500 £23,125
90th Percentile £56,250 £51,250 £43,750
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +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 17 July 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 17 July 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 0 55 £35,000 +7.69% 11
Chorley -5 33 £37,500 +7.14% 7
Blackburn +15 29 £28,250 -40.53% 5
Lancaster -1 23 £35,000 -9.09%
Blackpool +3 15 £38,500 +10.00% 4
Burnley +5 8 £34,250 -2.14%
Accrington - 6 £40,000 - 1
Lytham St Annes - 3 £37,500 - 1
Skelmersdale +8 1 £32,500 -7.14%
Colne +3 1 £25,000 -23.08%
SQL Server
North West

For the 6 months to 17 July 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.

1 116 (60.42%) .NET
2 103 (53.65%) C#
3 88 (45.83%) SQL
4 87 (45.31%) ASP.NET
5 67 (34.90%) Agile Software Development
5 67 (34.90%) Microsoft
6 66 (34.38%) MVC
7 60 (31.25%) SQL Server 2016
8 52 (27.08%) Web Application Development
9 48 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
10 47 (24.48%) HTML
11 40 (20.83%) JavaScript
12 39 (20.31%) ASP.NET Web API
13 38 (19.79%) RESTful
13 38 (19.79%) TDD
14 37 (19.27%) CSS
15 36 (18.75%) ASP.NET MVC 5
16 34 (17.71%) BDD
17 33 (17.19%) Windows
17 33 (17.19%) Data Warehouse
17 33 (17.19%) Web Development
18 32 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 32 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 32 (16.67%) OO
18 32 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
18 32 (16.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 31 (16.15%) T-SQL
19 31 (16.15%) VMware
20 30 (15.63%) jQuery
21 29 (15.10%) Scrum

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 17 (8.85%) IIS
2 6 (3.13%) CMS
3 5 (2.60%) SharePoint
4 4 (2.08%) MS Exchange
5 2 (1.04%) Umbraco
Applications
1 25 (13.02%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (7.81%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (5.73%) Microsoft Project
3 11 (5.73%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.52%) Cognos TM1
1 1 (0.52%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.52%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 21 (10.94%) Office 365
2 10 (5.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (3.65%) SaaS
4 6 (3.13%) Google Analytics
5 5 (2.60%) Amazon AWS
6 4 (2.08%) Google Tag Manager
7 1 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.52%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 23 (11.98%) SAN
2 4 (2.08%) DHCP
2 4 (2.08%) DNS
2 4 (2.08%) Firewall
2 4 (2.08%) Internet
2 4 (2.08%) LAN
2 4 (2.08%) Network Security
3 3 (1.56%) WAN
4 2 (1.04%) Broadband
4 2 (1.04%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.04%) VLAN
5 1 (0.52%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.52%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (0.52%) Intranet
5 1 (0.52%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (0.52%) Skype
5 1 (0.52%) VPN
5 1 (0.52%) WebEx
5 1 (0.52%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.52%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (31.25%) SQL Server 2016
2 33 (17.19%) Data Warehouse
3 32 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 32 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 20 (10.42%) NoSQL
5 11 (5.73%) MS Access
6 10 (5.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 9 (4.69%) SQL Server 2008
8 7 (3.65%) SQL Server 2014
9 6 (3.13%) BusinessObjects
10 5 (2.60%) MongoDB
10 5 (2.60%) RavenDB
10 5 (2.60%) SQL Server 2012
11 4 (2.08%) OLAP
11 4 (2.08%) OLAP Cube
11 4 (2.08%) PostgreSQL
11 4 (2.08%) Power BI
12 3 (1.56%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 3 (1.56%) MySQL
12 3 (1.56%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 21 (10.94%) Git (software)
2 17 (8.85%) Visual Studio
3 5 (2.60%) Selenium
3 5 (2.60%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (2.08%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 4 (2.08%) Subversion
5 1 (0.52%) Ant
5 1 (0.52%) Appium
5 1 (0.52%) Artifactory
5 1 (0.52%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.52%) Dreamweaver
5 1 (0.52%) IBM UrbanCode
5 1 (0.52%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.52%) JIRA
5 1 (0.52%) JMeter
5 1 (0.52%) Maven
5 1 (0.52%) NUnit
5 1 (0.52%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.52%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.52%) TeamCity
General
1 19 (9.90%) Finance
2 13 (6.77%) Retail
3 10 (5.21%) Marketing
3 10 (5.21%) Music Industry
4 8 (4.17%) Legal
5 6 (3.13%) Games
6 5 (2.60%) Manufacturing
7 4 (2.08%) Aerospace
7 4 (2.08%) Brand Awareness
8 3 (1.56%) Advertising
9 2 (1.04%) Back Office
10 1 (0.52%) Banking
Job Titles
1 141 (73.44%) Developer
2 86 (44.79%) .NET Developer
3 60 (31.25%) C# Developer
4 55 (28.65%) C# .NET Developer
5 28 (14.58%) SQL Developer
6 21 (10.94%) ASP.NET Developer
6 21 (10.94%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 20 (10.42%) .NET Software Developer
7 20 (10.42%) Software Developer
8 19 (9.90%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 16 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 16 (8.33%) C# Software Developer
10 14 (7.29%) 2nd/3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
10 14 (7.29%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
10 14 (7.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 14 (7.29%) Senior Developer
11 12 (6.25%) Analyst
12 11 (5.73%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 11 (5.73%) Microsoft Developer
12 11 (5.73%) VBA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 116 (60.42%) .NET
2 87 (45.31%) ASP.NET
3 48 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 47 (24.48%) HTML
5 39 (20.31%) ASP.NET Web API
6 38 (19.79%) RESTful
7 37 (19.27%) CSS
8 36 (18.75%) ASP.NET MVC 5
9 32 (16.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 30 (15.63%) jQuery
11 24 (12.50%) .NET Framework
12 23 (11.98%) AngularJS
13 22 (11.46%) WCF
14 19 (9.90%) Entity Framework
14 19 (9.90%) Node.js
15 17 (8.85%) Code First Entity Framework
16 15 (7.81%) Ajax
17 14 (7.29%) HTML5
17 14 (7.29%) KnockoutJS
18 13 (6.77%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 24 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (8.33%) Greenfield Project
3 8 (4.17%) Management Information System
4 5 (2.60%) Mobile App
4 5 (2.60%) User Experience
5 4 (2.08%) Clustering
6 3 (1.56%) Fintech
6 3 (1.56%) Minimum Viable Product
7 2 (1.04%) NHS
7 2 (1.04%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.52%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.52%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.52%) e-Learning
8 1 (0.52%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.52%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.52%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 33 (17.19%) Windows
2 24 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 18 (9.38%) Windows Server 2003
4 14 (7.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (4.17%) Windows Server
6 7 (3.65%) Android
6 7 (3.65%) Windows 10
7 4 (2.08%) Unix
8 3 (1.56%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.52%) Linux
9 1 (0.52%) Solaris
9 1 (0.52%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.52%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.52%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (34.90%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (34.38%) MVC
3 52 (27.08%) Web Application Development
4 38 (19.79%) TDD
5 34 (17.71%) BDD
6 33 (17.19%) Web Development
7 32 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
7 32 (16.67%) OO
8 29 (15.10%) Scrum
9 25 (13.02%) ETL
10 22 (11.46%) Problem-Solving
11 21 (10.94%) SDLC
12 20 (10.42%) Continuous Integration
12 20 (10.42%) Kanban
13 17 (8.85%) CRM
13 17 (8.85%) E-Commerce
14 15 (7.81%) Service Delivery
15 14 (7.29%) Continuous Improvement
15 14 (7.29%) Dependency Injection
15 14 (7.29%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 103 (53.65%) C#
2 88 (45.83%) SQL
3 40 (20.83%) JavaScript
4 31 (16.15%) T-SQL
5 20 (10.42%) Ruby
6 17 (8.85%) VBA
7 15 (7.81%) VB
8 14 (7.29%) C
8 14 (7.29%) VB.NET
9 8 (4.17%) PowerShell
9 8 (4.17%) VB6
10 4 (2.08%) Java
11 2 (1.04%) PHP
11 2 (1.04%) Python
11 2 (1.04%) VBScript
12 1 (0.52%) C++
12 1 (0.52%) Delphi
12 1 (0.52%) Groovy
12 1 (0.52%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.52%) XAML
Qualifications
1 24 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (11.46%) MCSE
3 13 (6.77%) Degree
4 7 (3.65%) Security Cleared
5 6 (3.13%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.52%) CCA
6 1 (0.52%) CCNA
6 1 (0.52%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.52%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (0.52%) ISEB
6 1 (0.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.52%) MCITP
6 1 (0.52%) MCP
6 1 (0.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.65%) GDPR
2 2 (1.04%) QA
3 1 (0.52%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (13.54%) Active Directory
2 8 (4.17%) vSphere
3 4 (2.08%) BitLocker
3 4 (2.08%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.52%) Docker
4 1 (0.52%) XenApp
4 1 (0.52%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 18 (9.38%) SCCM
2 4 (2.08%) Microsoft Clustering
2 4 (2.08%) vCenter Server
2 4 (2.08%) WSUS
3 2 (1.04%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.52%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.52%) Ansible
4 1 (0.52%) HP SIM
4 1 (0.52%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.52%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.52%) Puppet
Vendors
1 67 (34.90%) Microsoft
2 31 (16.15%) VMware
3 8 (4.17%) Xamarin
4 6 (3.13%) Cisco
4 6 (3.13%) Google
5 5 (2.60%) Oracle
6 4 (2.08%) Capita
7 3 (1.56%) HP
8 2 (1.04%) IBM
8 2 (1.04%) Intel
8 2 (1.04%) Juniper
8 2 (1.04%) ProCurve
8 2 (1.04%) Sage
8 2 (1.04%) Sophos
8 2 (1.04%) Tableau
8 2 (1.04%) Tealeaf
9 1 (0.52%) Trend Micro
9 1 (0.52%) Twitter
9 1 (0.52%) Veeam
9 1 (0.52%) WatchGuard