Period
to 24 May 2018

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 24 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
North West > Manchester
6 months to
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 13 8 7
Rank change year-on-year -5 -1 -1
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 1,049 1,489 1,165
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 14.77% 19.21% 17.42%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 42.78% 55.62% 56.06%
Number of salaries quoted 926 1,350 1,081
Manchester median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £61,250 £60,000 £55,000
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 Manchester with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
Manchester
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 2,452 2,677 2,078
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 34.54% 34.53% 31.07%
Number of salaries quoted 2,115 2,305 1,830
Manchester median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - +2.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £66,250 £61,250 £57,500
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -

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 24 May 2018.

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 24 May 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
Stockport -5 60 £44,471 +27.06% 13
Bolton -4 39 £37,500 +7.14% 5
Rochdale +15 31 £52,500 +14.13% 2
Altrincham -8 23 £42,500 +6.25% 10
Sale 0 20 £42,500 +39.34% 2
Wigan -3 20 £35,000 -17.65% 2
Bury -9 18 £39,000 +30.00% 2
Oldham +12 16 £23,500 -30.88% 1
Cheadle 0 12 £36,500 -8.75% 5
Salford -16 7 £35,000 - 2
Ashton-under-Lyne - 3 £35,000 - 4
SQL Server
North West

For the 6 months to 24 May 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 Manchester region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 670 (63.87%) .NET
2 607 (57.86%) C#
3 528 (50.33%) Agile Software Development
4 499 (47.57%) SQL
5 440 (41.94%) ASP.NET
6 413 (39.37%) Microsoft
7 395 (37.65%) MVC
8 261 (24.88%) ASP.NET MVC
9 244 (23.26%) TDD
10 238 (22.69%) Microsoft Azure
11 233 (22.21%) HTML
12 231 (22.02%) CSS
13 228 (21.73%) JavaScript
14 223 (21.26%) .NET Framework
15 220 (20.97%) Windows
16 202 (19.26%) T-SQL
17 198 (18.88%) AngularJS
18 194 (18.49%) Scrum
19 186 (17.73%) ASP.NET Web API
20 179 (17.06%) WCF
21 177 (16.87%) Finance
22 172 (16.40%) SQL Server 2016
23 163 (15.54%) Web Application Development
24 148 (14.11%) Amazon AWS
25 140 (13.35%) Git (software)
26 136 (12.96%) ASP.NET MVC 5
27 130 (12.39%) RESTful
28 129 (12.30%) BDD
29 120 (11.44%) Web Development
30 119 (11.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services

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 60 (5.72%) IIS
2 37 (3.53%) CMS
3 35 (3.34%) Elasticsearch
4 29 (2.76%) SharePoint
5 27 (2.57%) MS Exchange
6 21 (2.00%) Sitecore CMS
7 13 (1.24%) BizTalk Server
7 13 (1.24%) Skype for Business
8 12 (1.14%) WordPress
9 11 (1.05%) Apache
9 11 (1.05%) Umbraco
10 8 (0.76%) SharePoint Server
11 6 (0.57%) EPiServer
11 6 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2007
11 6 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2013
12 5 (0.48%) Apache Spark
13 4 (0.38%) Apache Pig
13 4 (0.38%) Content Management Server
13 4 (0.38%) NetWeaver
13 4 (0.38%) SAS
Applications
1 28 (2.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 27 (2.57%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (0.76%) Photoshop
4 7 (0.67%) Adobe Illustrator
5 6 (0.57%) Adobe After Effects
5 6 (0.57%) Adobe Premiere
5 6 (0.57%) InDesign
6 4 (0.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 35 (3.34%) Dynamics NAV
2 29 (2.76%) Dynamics CRM
3 19 (1.81%) Elite 3E
4 15 (1.43%) Workfront
5 5 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
6 4 (0.38%) Sage 200
7 3 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
8 2 (0.19%) Magento
9 1 (0.095%) Carpe Diem
9 1 (0.095%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 1 (0.095%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
9 1 (0.095%) OpenCart
9 1 (0.095%) osCommerce
9 1 (0.095%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 238 (22.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 148 (14.11%) Amazon AWS
3 38 (3.62%) Office 365
4 30 (2.86%) Google Play
5 22 (2.10%) SaaS
6 18 (1.72%) Dynamics 365
6 18 (1.72%) IaaS
7 14 (1.33%) Google Cloud Platform
7 14 (1.33%) PaaS
8 9 (0.86%) Google Analytics
9 7 (0.67%) NuGet
10 6 (0.57%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 6 (0.57%) AWS CloudFormation
11 5 (0.48%) GitHub
12 2 (0.19%) Firebase
12 2 (0.19%) Sage Pay
13 1 (0.095%) Azure Data Factory
13 1 (0.095%) Google Tag Manager
13 1 (0.095%) npm
13 1 (0.095%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 26 (2.48%) WAN
2 25 (2.38%) Firewall
2 25 (2.38%) TCP/IP
3 22 (2.10%) Internet
4 21 (2.00%) Skype
5 18 (1.72%) Unified Communications
6 17 (1.62%) PBX
7 15 (1.43%) SAN
8 14 (1.33%) LAN
8 14 (1.33%) VPN
9 13 (1.24%) Broadband
9 13 (1.24%) VLAN
10 11 (1.05%) DNS
10 11 (1.05%) HTTP
10 11 (1.05%) VoIP
11 7 (0.67%) WLAN
12 6 (0.57%) Reverse Proxy
13 5 (0.48%) DHCP
13 5 (0.48%) RTP
13 5 (0.48%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 172 (16.40%) SQL Server 2016
2 119 (11.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 108 (10.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 101 (9.63%) MongoDB
5 73 (6.96%) SQL Server 2008
5 73 (6.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 69 (6.58%) Data Warehouse
7 66 (6.29%) SQL Server 2014
8 59 (5.62%) MySQL
8 59 (5.62%) SQL Server 2012
9 58 (5.53%) NoSQL
10 56 (5.34%) Relational Database
11 42 (4.00%) Power BI
12 34 (3.24%) RDBMS
13 33 (3.15%) RavenDB
14 28 (2.67%) PostgreSQL
15 23 (2.19%) SQL Server 2005
16 21 (2.00%) Big Data
17 18 (1.72%) Oracle Database
18 16 (1.53%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 140 (13.35%) Git (software)
2 71 (6.77%) Visual Studio
3 53 (5.05%) Team Foundation Server
4 47 (4.48%) JIRA
5 39 (3.72%) NUnit
6 38 (3.62%) TeamCity
7 22 (2.10%) Grunt
7 22 (2.10%) Selenium
7 22 (2.10%) Subversion
8 18 (1.72%) Bitbucket
9 17 (1.62%) Jenkins
9 17 (1.62%) MSTest
10 15 (1.43%) Moq
11 14 (1.33%) gulp
11 14 (1.33%) Rhino Mocks
11 14 (1.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 13 (1.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 7 (0.67%) SonarQube
13 7 (0.67%) Visual Studio Team System
13 7 (0.67%) webpack
General
1 177 (16.87%) Finance
2 80 (7.63%) Games
2 80 (7.63%) Retail
3 54 (5.15%) Advertising
4 43 (4.10%) Telecoms
5 39 (3.72%) Legal
6 34 (3.24%) Marketing
7 15 (1.43%) Manufacturing
8 12 (1.14%) Automotive
9 10 (0.95%) Banking
10 9 (0.86%) Back Office
11 6 (0.57%) Electronics
12 5 (0.48%) Law
12 5 (0.48%) Music Industry
12 5 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
13 4 (0.38%) Publishing
14 1 (0.095%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 647 (61.68%) Developer
2 402 (38.32%) .NET Developer
3 203 (19.35%) C# Developer
4 163 (15.54%) C# .NET Developer
5 82 (7.82%) Senior Developer
6 79 (7.53%) SQL Developer
7 63 (6.01%) Analyst
8 61 (5.82%) ASP.NET Developer
9 57 (5.43%) Software Engineer
10 56 (5.34%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 54 (5.15%) Architect
11 54 (5.15%) Software Developer
12 52 (4.96%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 50 (4.77%) Junior
14 43 (4.10%) Full Stack Developer
14 43 (4.10%) Junior Developer
15 42 (4.00%) DBA
16 41 (3.91%) Consultant
17 40 (3.81%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
18 37 (3.53%) .NET Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 670 (63.87%) .NET
2 440 (41.94%) ASP.NET
3 261 (24.88%) ASP.NET MVC
4 233 (22.21%) HTML
5 231 (22.02%) CSS
6 223 (21.26%) .NET Framework
7 198 (18.88%) AngularJS
8 186 (17.73%) ASP.NET Web API
9 179 (17.06%) WCF
10 136 (12.96%) ASP.NET MVC 5
11 130 (12.39%) RESTful
12 113 (10.77%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 104 (9.91%) Entity Framework
14 99 (9.44%) Node.js
15 90 (8.58%) KnockoutJS
16 89 (8.48%) jQuery
17 87 (8.29%) WPF
18 86 (8.20%) React
19 85 (8.10%) HTML5
20 82 (7.82%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 76 (7.24%) Analytical Skills
2 64 (6.10%) Computer Science
3 61 (5.82%) Self-Motivation
4 55 (5.24%) Greenfield Project
5 46 (4.39%) Fintech
6 40 (3.81%) Mobile App
7 35 (3.34%) Enterprise Software
8 32 (3.05%) Social Network
9 30 (2.86%) iPhone
10 27 (2.57%) Management Information System
11 25 (2.38%) Clustering
12 23 (2.19%) User Experience
13 20 (1.91%) Replication
14 11 (1.05%) NHS
15 8 (0.76%) Data Centre
15 8 (0.76%) Video Conferencing
16 7 (0.67%) Data Structures
17 6 (0.57%) Video Editing
18 5 (0.48%) Life Science
18 5 (0.48%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 220 (20.97%) Windows
2 88 (8.39%) Windows Server
3 47 (4.48%) Linux
4 42 (4.00%) Android
5 37 (3.53%) Windows Server 2012
6 30 (2.86%) Windows Server 2008
7 17 (1.62%) Windows 10
8 15 (1.43%) Unix
9 13 (1.24%) Windows 7
10 11 (1.05%) Apple iOS
11 9 (0.86%) Mac OS X
12 4 (0.38%) CentOS
13 3 (0.29%) Solaris
14 2 (0.19%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.19%) Windows XP
15 1 (0.095%) Data ONTAP
15 1 (0.095%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 1 (0.095%) Windows 2000 Server
15 1 (0.095%) Windows 8
15 1 (0.095%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 528 (50.33%) Agile Software Development
2 395 (37.65%) MVC
3 244 (23.26%) TDD
4 194 (18.49%) Scrum
5 163 (15.54%) Web Application Development
6 129 (12.30%) BDD
7 120 (11.44%) Web Development
8 118 (11.25%) Business Intelligence
9 112 (10.68%) Continuous Integration
10 103 (9.82%) Dependency Injection
11 100 (9.53%) OO
12 96 (9.15%) Software Engineering
13 94 (8.96%) Problem-Solving
14 88 (8.39%) Kanban
15 77 (7.34%) Microservices
16 72 (6.86%) E-Commerce
17 71 (6.77%) SOA
18 69 (6.58%) SDLC
19 56 (5.34%) Test Automation
20 55 (5.24%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 607 (57.86%) C#
2 499 (47.57%) SQL
3 228 (21.73%) JavaScript
4 202 (19.26%) T-SQL
5 79 (7.53%) Ruby
6 54 (5.15%) TypeScript
7 53 (5.05%) VBA
8 52 (4.96%) PowerShell
9 45 (4.29%) Java
10 42 (4.00%) C
11 39 (3.72%) Python
12 34 (3.24%) F#
13 30 (2.86%) VB.NET
14 29 (2.76%) PHP
15 22 (2.10%) C++
16 11 (1.05%) PL/SQL
17 9 (0.86%) Bash Shell
18 7 (0.67%) Perl
19 5 (0.48%) R
19 5 (0.48%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 78 (7.44%) Degree
2 41 (3.91%) Microsoft Certification
3 29 (2.76%) MCSE
4 24 (2.29%) MCSA
5 19 (1.81%) MCP
6 17 (1.62%) Security Cleared
7 11 (1.05%) HNC
8 6 (0.57%) Linux+ Certification
9 5 (0.48%) BPSS Clearance
9 5 (0.48%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (0.48%) ISEB
9 5 (0.48%) ISTQB
9 5 (0.48%) Master's Degree
9 5 (0.48%) SC Cleared
10 4 (0.38%) CCNA
10 4 (0.38%) Computer Science Degree
10 4 (0.38%) Numerate Degree
10 4 (0.38%) PhD
11 3 (0.29%) CISSP
11 3 (0.29%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (5.05%) QA
2 21 (2.00%) SLA
3 12 (1.14%) Data Quality
4 8 (0.76%) ISO 9001
5 7 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.38%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.19%) GCP
7 2 (0.19%) GDPR
System Software
1 64 (6.10%) Active Directory
2 28 (2.67%) Hyper-V
2 28 (2.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (2.00%) Docker
4 9 (0.86%) Virtual Machines
5 8 (0.76%) vSphere
6 5 (0.48%) XenApp
6 5 (0.48%) XenDesktop
7 3 (0.29%) XenServer
8 2 (0.19%) Xen
9 1 (0.095%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.095%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.095%) vCloud
9 1 (0.095%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.095%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 34 (3.24%) Kibana
2 16 (1.53%) Puppet
3 12 (1.14%) Ansible
4 11 (1.05%) Opscode Chef
5 10 (0.95%) SCCM
6 9 (0.86%) Kubernetes
7 8 (0.76%) SCOM
8 7 (0.67%) Backup Exec
9 6 (0.57%) Failover Clustering
9 6 (0.57%) Packer
10 5 (0.48%) Consul
10 5 (0.48%) Microsoft Clustering
10 5 (0.48%) SCVMM
10 5 (0.48%) SQL Sentry
10 5 (0.48%) Terraform
11 4 (0.38%) Marathon
11 4 (0.38%) Mesos
11 4 (0.38%) rkt
12 3 (0.29%) Salt
13 2 (0.19%) WSUS
Vendors
1 413 (39.37%) Microsoft
2 84 (8.01%) Google
3 73 (6.96%) Oracle
4 39 (3.72%) SAP
5 36 (3.43%) WorldPay
6 35 (3.34%) Facebook
7 34 (3.24%) VMware
8 32 (3.05%) Sitecore
9 27 (2.57%) Tableau
10 23 (2.19%) Xamarin
11 22 (2.10%) Capita
12 18 (1.72%) Intapp
13 16 (1.53%) Reuters
14 15 (1.43%) Cisco
14 15 (1.43%) Cognos
15 13 (1.24%) Twitter
16 11 (1.05%) Veeam
17 8 (0.76%) Sage
18 7 (0.67%) Adobe
18 7 (0.67%) HP