Period
to 21 August 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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 21 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
North West > Manchester
6 months to
21 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 8 8 4
Rank change year-on-year 0 -4 0
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 1501 1236 1462
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 18.40% 17.52% 20.49%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 53.74% 54.57% 60.02%
Number of salaries quoted 1356 1155 1311
Manchester median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £55,000 £53,750
North West median annual 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 Manchester with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Manchester
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 2793 2265 2436
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 34.24% 32.10% 34.14%
Number of salaries quoted 2411 2026 2087
Manchester median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £58,750 £55,000
North West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

Job postings citing SQL Server as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Manchester.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server in Manchester

SQL Server
Salary Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SQL Server in Manchester.

Salary trend for SQL Server in Manchester

SQL Server
Salary Histogram in Manchester

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in Manchester over the 6 months to 21 August 2017.

Salary histogram for SQL Server in Manchester

SQL Server
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 21 August 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
Stockport -1 85 £42,500 +11.84% 9
Bolton +2 84 £35,000 - 6
Altrincham +12 57 £40,000 +2.56% 6
Wigan -6 38 £42,500 +13.33% 1
Salford +5 32 £40,000 -1.23% 1
Oldham -4 25 £35,000 +7.69% 3
Cheadle 0 19 £40,000 -11.11% 1
Rochdale -4 17 £46,000 -8.00% 5
Sale +5 10 £27,500 -42.11% 1
Bury -12 9 £32,500 -7.14%
Heywood -1 7 £19,500 -18.75%
SQL Server
North West

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 Manchester region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 932 (62.09%) .NET
2 828 (55.16%) SQL
3 822 (54.76%) C#
4 664 (44.24%) Agile Software Development
5 614 (40.91%) ASP.NET
6 559 (37.24%) MVC
7 529 (35.24%) Microsoft
8 451 (30.05%) JavaScript
9 407 (27.12%) HTML
10 398 (26.52%) CSS
11 354 (23.58%) Finance
12 341 (22.72%) ASP.NET MVC
13 317 (21.12%) jQuery
14 310 (20.65%) Business Intelligence
15 299 (19.92%) AngularJS
16 294 (19.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 269 (17.92%) Windows
18 264 (17.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 258 (17.19%) TDD
20 256 (17.06%) Web Services
21 249 (16.59%) .NET Framework
22 241 (16.06%) T-SQL
23 230 (15.32%) Microsoft Azure
24 219 (14.59%) ASP.NET Web API
25 209 (13.92%) Data Warehouse
26 197 (13.12%) Degree
27 196 (13.06%) WCF
28 193 (12.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
29 184 (12.26%) SQL Server 2008
29 184 (12.26%) Scrum

SQL Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 79 (5.26%) CMS
2 59 (3.93%) SharePoint
3 43 (2.86%) Sitecore CMS
3 43 (2.86%) Umbraco
4 30 (2.00%) Apache Spark
5 29 (1.93%) IIS
6 28 (1.87%) Elasticsearch
7 25 (1.67%) EPiServer
8 24 (1.60%) MS Exchange
9 23 (1.53%) OpenEdge
10 19 (1.27%) Drupal
11 15 (1.00%) Sitefinity
12 12 (0.80%) SAS
13 11 (0.73%) Apache
14 10 (0.67%) OpenROAD
15 9 (0.60%) Tomcat
16 8 (0.53%) SharePoint 2010
17 7 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2013
17 7 (0.47%) SharePoint 2013
18 6 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 57 (3.80%) Microsoft Excel
2 29 (1.93%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (0.47%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.33%) S-PLUS
5 5 (0.33%) SPSS
5 5 (0.33%) Stata
6 2 (0.13%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.067%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 12 (0.80%) Magento
2 10 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (0.47%) Visualfiles
4 6 (0.40%) SAP GRC
5 5 (0.33%) Dynamics NAV
5 5 (0.33%) Sage 200
6 2 (0.13%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 2 (0.13%) Epicor Tropos
6 2 (0.13%) SAP Business One
6 2 (0.13%) SDL Web 8
7 1 (0.067%) Dynamics GP
7 1 (0.067%) HFM
7 1 (0.067%) Payment Gateway
7 1 (0.067%) SAP CRM
7 1 (0.067%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 230 (15.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 143 (9.53%) Amazon AWS
3 44 (2.93%) Google Cloud Platform
4 35 (2.33%) SaaS
5 27 (1.80%) Google Play
6 19 (1.27%) Office 365
7 16 (1.07%) GitHub
8 10 (0.67%) Google Analytics
9 9 (0.60%) PaaS
10 7 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
11 4 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
11 4 (0.27%) Amazon S3
11 4 (0.27%) AWS CloudFormation
12 3 (0.20%) CodePlex
12 3 (0.20%) Dynamics 365
13 2 (0.13%) Sage Pay
14 1 (0.067%) Azure Data Factory
14 1 (0.067%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 41 (2.73%) Internet
2 31 (2.07%) HTTP
3 30 (2.00%) TCP/IP
4 26 (1.73%) WAN
5 20 (1.33%) LAN
6 17 (1.13%) DNS
6 17 (1.13%) Firewall
7 15 (1.00%) Ethernet
7 15 (1.00%) RS-232
8 12 (0.80%) SAN
9 11 (0.73%) Network Security
10 10 (0.67%) Intranet
11 9 (0.60%) LDAP
12 8 (0.53%) Broadband
12 8 (0.53%) VoIP
12 8 (0.53%) VPN
13 5 (0.33%) FTP
14 4 (0.27%) DHCP
14 4 (0.27%) SMS
15 2 (0.13%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 294 (19.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 264 (17.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 209 (13.92%) Data Warehouse
4 193 (12.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 184 (12.26%) SQL Server 2008
6 156 (10.39%) SQL Server 2016
7 153 (10.19%) SQL Server 2014
8 125 (8.33%) Relational Database
9 103 (6.86%) SQL Server 2012
10 94 (6.26%) MySQL
11 86 (5.73%) MongoDB
12 75 (5.00%) Big Data
13 62 (4.13%) Hadoop
13 62 (4.13%) RDBMS
14 61 (4.06%) NoSQL
15 51 (3.40%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 48 (3.20%) Power BI
17 40 (2.66%) PostgreSQL
18 37 (2.47%) SQL Server 2005
19 35 (2.33%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 169 (11.26%) Visual Studio
2 112 (7.46%) Git (software)
3 86 (5.73%) Team Foundation Server
4 81 (5.40%) Subversion
5 59 (3.93%) JIRA
6 56 (3.73%) NUnit
7 53 (3.53%) TeamCity
8 35 (2.33%) MSTest
9 34 (2.27%) Selenium
10 28 (1.87%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 19 (1.27%) JUnit
12 18 (1.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 18 (1.20%) ReSharper
13 17 (1.13%) Moq
14 15 (1.00%) Jenkins
14 15 (1.00%) Microsoft Blend
14 15 (1.00%) MSI
14 15 (1.00%) NuGet
14 15 (1.00%) WiX
15 14 (0.93%) CruiseControl
General
1 354 (23.58%) Finance
2 103 (6.86%) Marketing
3 80 (5.33%) Games
4 77 (5.13%) Retail
5 65 (4.33%) Manufacturing
6 58 (3.86%) Legal
7 50 (3.33%) Telecoms
8 48 (3.20%) Law
9 46 (3.06%) Advertising
10 44 (2.93%) Electronics
11 15 (1.00%) Banking
12 14 (0.93%) Back Office
13 12 (0.80%) Automotive
14 7 (0.47%) Billing
15 5 (0.33%) Music Industry
16 3 (0.20%) Financial Institution
16 3 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
17 1 (0.067%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 985 (65.62%) Developer
2 503 (33.51%) .NET Developer
3 328 (21.85%) C# Developer
4 241 (16.06%) C# .NET Developer
5 213 (14.19%) SQL Developer
6 152 (10.13%) ASP.NET Developer
7 128 (8.53%) Senior Developer
8 123 (8.19%) SQL Server Developer
9 118 (7.86%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 100 (6.66%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 76 (5.06%) Junior
12 73 (4.86%) Architect
13 69 (4.60%) DBA
14 68 (4.53%) Software Developer
15 66 (4.40%) Junior Developer
16 63 (4.20%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
17 61 (4.06%) Senior .NET Developer
18 54 (3.60%) SQL BI Developer
19 51 (3.40%) SQL DBA
20 50 (3.33%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 932 (62.09%) .NET
2 614 (40.91%) ASP.NET
3 407 (27.12%) HTML
4 398 (26.52%) CSS
5 341 (22.72%) ASP.NET MVC
6 317 (21.12%) jQuery
7 299 (19.92%) AngularJS
8 256 (17.06%) Web Services
9 249 (16.59%) .NET Framework
10 219 (14.59%) ASP.NET Web API
11 196 (13.06%) WCF
12 183 (12.19%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 174 (11.59%) HTML5
14 140 (9.33%) XML
15 133 (8.86%) Entity Framework
16 116 (7.73%) ASP.NET MVC 5
17 103 (6.86%) Node.js
18 92 (6.13%) Ajax
18 92 (6.13%) JSON
19 90 (6.00%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 120 (7.99%) iPad
2 107 (7.13%) Analytical Skills
3 98 (6.53%) Computer Science
4 56 (3.73%) Mobile App
5 52 (3.46%) Enterprise Software
5 52 (3.46%) Greenfield Project
6 41 (2.73%) Public Cloud
7 39 (2.60%) Fintech
8 31 (2.07%) User Experience
9 30 (2.00%) Data Structures
10 27 (1.80%) Clustering
10 27 (1.80%) iPhone
11 25 (1.67%) Management Information System
12 23 (1.53%) Replication
13 21 (1.40%) BBC
13 21 (1.40%) Social Media
14 19 (1.27%) N-Tier
15 15 (1.00%) Data Centre
15 15 (1.00%) Internet of Things
15 15 (1.00%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 269 (17.92%) Windows
2 91 (6.06%) Linux
3 74 (4.93%) Android
4 71 (4.73%) Windows Server
5 64 (4.26%) Unix
6 37 (2.47%) Apple iOS
6 37 (2.47%) Windows Server 2012
7 25 (1.67%) Windows Server 2008
8 15 (1.00%) Mac OS
8 15 (1.00%) Windows Embedded Compact
9 9 (0.60%) Windows 7
10 8 (0.53%) Windows XP
11 7 (0.47%) AIX
11 7 (0.47%) CentOS
12 5 (0.33%) Debian
13 4 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 3 (0.20%) Solaris
14 3 (0.20%) Windows 10
14 3 (0.20%) Windows Server 2003
15 2 (0.13%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 664 (44.24%) Agile Software Development
2 559 (37.24%) MVC
3 310 (20.65%) Business Intelligence
4 258 (17.19%) TDD
5 184 (12.26%) Scrum
6 173 (11.53%) Web Application Development
7 147 (9.79%) Web Development
8 137 (9.13%) Software Engineering
9 132 (8.79%) ETL
10 127 (8.46%) SDLC
11 116 (7.73%) Continuous Integration
12 111 (7.40%) E-Commerce
13 107 (7.13%) Dependency Injection
14 105 (7.00%) OO
15 101 (6.73%) BDD
15 101 (6.73%) Unit Testing
16 85 (5.66%) DevOps
17 81 (5.40%) Multithreading
18 80 (5.33%) Test Automation
19 72 (4.80%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 828 (55.16%) SQL
2 822 (54.76%) C#
3 451 (30.05%) JavaScript
4 241 (16.06%) T-SQL
5 115 (7.66%) Java
6 96 (6.40%) C++
7 90 (6.00%) VB.NET
8 68 (4.53%) Python
9 60 (4.00%) Shell Script
10 59 (3.93%) Ruby
11 51 (3.40%) TypeScript
12 50 (3.33%) PowerShell
13 45 (3.00%) Go
14 35 (2.33%) VB
15 34 (2.27%) C
16 30 (2.00%) VBA
17 26 (1.73%) F#
17 26 (1.73%) PHP
18 17 (1.13%) XAML
19 16 (1.07%) XPath
Qualifications
1 197 (13.12%) Degree
2 44 (2.93%) Computer Science Degree
3 39 (2.60%) Microsoft Certification
4 16 (1.07%) Security Cleared
5 11 (0.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 9 (0.60%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 9 (0.60%) MCP
7 8 (0.53%) MCSA
7 8 (0.53%) MCSE
7 8 (0.53%) SC Cleared
8 7 (0.47%) CCNA
8 7 (0.47%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (0.47%) DV Cleared
8 7 (0.47%) Master's Degree
9 4 (0.27%) ISEB
9 4 (0.27%) ISTQB
9 4 (0.27%) MCT
10 3 (0.20%) MCITP
10 3 (0.20%) MCPD
10 3 (0.20%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (3.13%) QA
2 34 (2.27%) Data Quality
3 19 (1.27%) SLA
4 13 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 11 (0.73%) ISO 9000
5 11 (0.73%) PCI DSS
6 6 (0.40%) ISO 9001
6 6 (0.40%) WAI
7 4 (0.27%) HIPAA
8 3 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.067%) PMO
System Software
1 65 (4.33%) Active Directory
2 36 (2.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (1.47%) Hyper-V
4 18 (1.20%) vSphere
5 7 (0.47%) Docker
6 6 (0.40%) Samba
7 5 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (0.27%) KVM
8 4 (0.27%) VMware NSX
9 3 (0.20%) Varnish
10 2 (0.13%) NDS
10 2 (0.13%) NetIQ eDirectory
10 2 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (0.13%) Shibboleth
11 1 (0.067%) Xen
11 1 (0.067%) XenApp
11 1 (0.067%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 53 (3.53%) Opscode Chef
2 52 (3.46%) Puppet
3 45 (3.00%) Ansible
4 31 (2.07%) Kibana
5 26 (1.73%) Mesos
6 9 (0.60%) EMC NetWorker
7 5 (0.33%) Nagios
8 4 (0.27%) McAfee ePO
8 4 (0.27%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 4 (0.27%) SCOM
8 4 (0.27%) vRealize
9 3 (0.20%) cPanel
9 3 (0.20%) Microsoft Clustering
9 3 (0.20%) Plesk
10 2 (0.13%) Cacti
10 2 (0.13%) HP Quality Center
10 2 (0.13%) NetIQ Identity Manager
10 2 (0.13%) Oracle RMAN
10 2 (0.13%) SCCM
10 2 (0.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 529 (35.24%) Microsoft
2 121 (8.06%) Google
3 109 (7.26%) Oracle
4 69 (4.60%) Facebook
5 58 (3.86%) SAP
6 49 (3.26%) Sitecore
7 46 (3.06%) VMware
8 41 (2.73%) Tableau
9 28 (1.87%) Twitter
10 21 (1.40%) Apple
10 21 (1.40%) Sony
10 21 (1.40%) Yahoo!
11 19 (1.27%) Xamarin
12 18 (1.20%) Cisco
12 18 (1.20%) Cognos
13 15 (1.00%) HP
14 12 (0.80%) IBM
14 12 (0.80%) Veeam
15 10 (0.67%) Actian
16 9 (0.60%) EMC