Period
to 15 February 2019

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

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
North West > Manchester
6 months to
15 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 10 13 7
Rank change year-on-year +3 -6 -2
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 997 1,130 1,508
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 15.08% 15.31% 19.92%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 47.96% 46.22% 56.39%
Number of salaries quoted 936 1,002 1,390
Manchester median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -5.88%
10th Percentile £31,875 £27,500 £26,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £63,500 £60,000
North West median annual salary £45,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +9.76% +2.50% -

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 2,079 2,445 2,674
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 31.45% 33.13% 35.32%
Number of salaries quoted 1,822 2,087 2,347
Manchester median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% +6.25% -5.88%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,350 £26,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £65,000 £60,000
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 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 15 February 2019.

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 15 February 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
Altrincham -11 37 £45,000 +5.88% 6
Stockport +5 33 £42,500 - 18
Wigan +12 32 £40,000 +14.29% 5
Salford +14 21 £43,000 +22.86% 4
Bolton -1 20 £45,000 +20.00% 6
Rochdale +3 13 £49,000 +28.95%
Bury +7 11 £47,500 - 6
Cheadle +12 9 £35,000 +16.67% 17
Sale -4 3 £37,500 -11.76% 1
Ashton-under-Lyne - 3 £50,000 -
Oldham -2 2 £33,250 -11.33% 4
Heywood - 1 £32,500 - 1
SQL Server
North West

For the 6 months to 15 February 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 Manchester region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 650 (65.20%) .NET
2 644 (64.59%) C#
3 544 (54.56%) Agile Software Development
4 464 (46.54%) ASP.NET
5 452 (45.34%) MVC
6 393 (39.42%) SQL
7 365 (36.61%) JavaScript
8 356 (35.71%) Microsoft
9 344 (34.50%) ASP.NET MVC
10 314 (31.49%) HTML
11 297 (29.79%) CSS
12 290 (29.09%) ASP.NET Web API
13 289 (28.99%) AngularJS
14 275 (27.58%) Microsoft Azure
15 253 (25.38%) TDD
16 248 (24.87%) SQL Server 2016
17 222 (22.27%) Web Application Development
18 208 (20.86%) T-SQL
19 198 (19.86%) Scrum
20 175 (17.55%) Continuous Integration
21 166 (16.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
22 163 (16.35%) Kanban
23 156 (15.65%) Greenfield Project
24 154 (15.45%) Finance
25 152 (15.25%) Dependency Injection
26 150 (15.05%) .NET Framework
27 148 (14.84%) BDD
28 147 (14.74%) RESTful
29 146 (14.64%) NoSQL
30 142 (14.24%) Git (software)

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 68 (6.82%) Elasticsearch
2 34 (3.41%) IIS
3 15 (1.50%) MS Exchange
4 14 (1.40%) CMS
5 10 (1.00%) SharePoint
6 9 (0.90%) Drupal
7 8 (0.80%) Apache Spark
7 8 (0.80%) Confluence
7 8 (0.80%) nginx
8 7 (0.70%) SAS
9 6 (0.60%) BizTalk Server
10 5 (0.50%) Apache
10 5 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2010
10 5 (0.50%) SharePoint 2010
11 4 (0.40%) Apache Pig
11 4 (0.40%) Umbraco
12 3 (0.30%) Kentico
12 3 (0.30%) SharePoint Server
13 2 (0.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 2 (0.20%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 30 (3.01%) Microsoft Excel
2 29 (2.91%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.40%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.40%) SPSS
4 3 (0.30%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (0.30%) S-PLUS
4 3 (0.30%) Stata
5 1 (0.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (0.70%) Dynamics AX
1 7 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.10%) Maximo
2 1 (0.10%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.10%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 275 (27.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 116 (11.63%) Amazon AWS
3 23 (2.31%) Google Play
4 22 (2.21%) Office 365
5 18 (1.81%) GitHub
5 18 (1.81%) SaaS
6 15 (1.50%) Google Cloud Platform
7 12 (1.20%) NuGet
8 9 (0.90%) Dynamics 365
9 5 (0.50%) AWS Lambda
9 5 (0.50%) Serverless
10 4 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (0.40%) Google Analytics
10 4 (0.40%) npm
10 4 (0.40%) PaaS
11 3 (0.30%) IaaS
12 2 (0.20%) Mimecast
13 1 (0.10%) DigitalOcean
13 1 (0.10%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 83 (8.32%) Internet
2 34 (3.41%) Broadband
3 13 (1.30%) DNS
3 13 (1.30%) SAN
4 11 (1.10%) DHCP
5 10 (1.00%) VoIP
6 9 (0.90%) Firewall
6 9 (0.90%) TCP/IP
7 8 (0.80%) LAN
7 8 (0.80%) WAN
8 5 (0.50%) SSL
8 5 (0.50%) VPN
9 4 (0.40%) HTTP
9 4 (0.40%) Remote Desktop
10 3 (0.30%) FTP
10 3 (0.30%) Intranet
10 3 (0.30%) IPsec
10 3 (0.30%) PBX
10 3 (0.30%) SMTP
10 3 (0.30%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 248 (24.87%) SQL Server 2016
2 166 (16.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 146 (14.64%) NoSQL
4 122 (12.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 91 (9.13%) SQL Server 2008
6 85 (8.53%) MongoDB
7 70 (7.02%) MySQL
8 69 (6.92%) Relational Database
9 66 (6.62%) Data Warehouse
10 56 (5.62%) SQL Server 2012
11 44 (4.41%) Power BI
12 42 (4.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 37 (3.71%) Redis
14 33 (3.31%) PostgreSQL
15 27 (2.71%) QlikView
16 24 (2.41%) RavenDB
16 24 (2.41%) SQL Server 2014
17 23 (2.31%) RDBMS
18 19 (1.91%) Data Mining
19 17 (1.71%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 142 (14.24%) Git (software)
2 50 (5.02%) Visual Studio
3 45 (4.51%) Team Foundation Server
4 29 (2.91%) NUnit
5 25 (2.51%) JIRA
6 23 (2.31%) MSTest
7 19 (1.91%) Subversion
8 18 (1.81%) Jenkins
9 14 (1.40%) Grunt
9 14 (1.40%) Mercurial
10 12 (1.20%) Bitbucket
10 12 (1.20%) Selenium
11 10 (1.00%) gulp
12 9 (0.90%) Katalon Studio
12 9 (0.90%) Vagrant
13 8 (0.80%) JUnit
13 8 (0.80%) Oracle Forms
14 6 (0.60%) Moq
14 6 (0.60%) Octopus Deploy
15 5 (0.50%) Mockito
General
1 154 (15.45%) Finance
2 103 (10.33%) Games
3 47 (4.71%) Marketing
4 42 (4.21%) Telecoms
5 37 (3.71%) Retail
6 18 (1.81%) Manufacturing
7 14 (1.40%) Automotive
8 13 (1.30%) Electronics
9 12 (1.20%) Local Government
10 11 (1.10%) Law
11 10 (1.00%) Legal
12 9 (0.90%) Banking
13 5 (0.50%) Publishing
14 2 (0.20%) Advertising
14 2 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
15 1 (0.10%) Back Office
15 1 (0.10%) Billing
15 1 (0.10%) Dutch Language
15 1 (0.10%) Financial Institution
15 1 (0.10%) French Language
Job Titles
1 695 (69.71%) Developer
2 471 (47.24%) .NET Developer
3 288 (28.89%) C# Developer
4 229 (22.97%) C# .NET Developer
5 109 (10.93%) ASP.NET Developer
6 102 (10.23%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 75 (7.52%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 73 (7.32%) Senior Developer
9 72 (7.22%) WPF Developer
10 70 (7.02%) C# WPF Developer
11 69 (6.92%) DBA
12 63 (6.32%) SQL DBA
13 59 (5.92%) SQL Developer
14 56 (5.62%) Lead Developer
15 52 (5.22%) Software Developer
16 42 (4.21%) Analyst
17 40 (4.01%) Senior .NET Developer
18 39 (3.91%) Full Stack Developer
19 38 (3.81%) Administrator
20 35 (3.51%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 650 (65.20%) .NET
2 464 (46.54%) ASP.NET
3 344 (34.50%) ASP.NET MVC
4 314 (31.49%) HTML
5 297 (29.79%) CSS
6 290 (29.09%) ASP.NET Web API
7 289 (28.99%) AngularJS
8 150 (15.05%) .NET Framework
9 147 (14.74%) RESTful
10 139 (13.94%) ASP.NET MVC 5
11 123 (12.34%) .NET Core
12 100 (10.03%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 84 (8.43%) Entity Framework
13 84 (8.43%) WPF
14 75 (7.52%) WCF
15 73 (7.32%) Node.js
16 70 (7.02%) jQuery
17 68 (6.82%) Web Services
18 67 (6.72%) XML
19 65 (6.52%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 156 (15.65%) Greenfield Project
2 49 (4.91%) Analytical Skills
3 45 (4.51%) Fintech
4 37 (3.71%) Replication
5 35 (3.51%) Enterprise Software
6 32 (3.21%) Self-Motivation
7 26 (2.61%) Mobile App
8 25 (2.51%) Tandem
8 25 (2.51%) User Experience
9 24 (2.41%) iPhone
10 23 (2.31%) BBC
10 23 (2.31%) Social Media
10 23 (2.31%) Social Network
11 15 (1.50%) Clustering
11 15 (1.50%) Management Information System
12 12 (1.20%) Data Centre
13 10 (1.00%) Algorithms
14 8 (0.80%) NHS
15 4 (0.40%) Driving Licence
16 3 (0.30%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 96 (9.63%) Windows
2 52 (5.22%) Windows Server
3 35 (3.51%) Android
4 28 (2.81%) Linux
5 19 (1.91%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (1.30%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (1.20%) Apple iOS
8 11 (1.10%) Windows 10
9 8 (0.80%) Windows 7
10 5 (0.50%) Solaris
10 5 (0.50%) Unix
10 5 (0.50%) Windows 2000 Server
10 5 (0.50%) Windows 8
11 3 (0.30%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.10%) CentOS
12 1 (0.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 544 (54.56%) Agile Software Development
2 452 (45.34%) MVC
3 253 (25.38%) TDD
4 222 (22.27%) Web Application Development
5 198 (19.86%) Scrum
6 175 (17.55%) Continuous Integration
7 163 (16.35%) Kanban
8 152 (15.25%) Dependency Injection
9 148 (14.84%) BDD
10 108 (10.83%) Business Intelligence
11 100 (10.03%) OO
12 72 (7.22%) MVVM
13 64 (6.42%) Problem-Solving
14 62 (6.22%) Software Engineering
15 61 (6.12%) Performance Tuning
16 59 (5.92%) Web Development
17 52 (5.22%) Mentoring
17 52 (5.22%) Microservices
18 50 (5.02%) Asset Management
19 49 (4.91%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 644 (64.59%) C#
2 393 (39.42%) SQL
3 365 (36.61%) JavaScript
4 208 (20.86%) T-SQL
5 64 (6.42%) Ruby
6 56 (5.62%) Java
7 53 (5.32%) TypeScript
8 33 (3.31%) PHP
9 31 (3.11%) PowerShell
10 29 (2.91%) Python
11 22 (2.21%) VB.NET
12 17 (1.71%) VBA
13 16 (1.60%) C++
14 11 (1.10%) Scala
14 11 (1.10%) VB
15 9 (0.90%) ES6
15 9 (0.90%) Java 8
15 9 (0.90%) R
16 7 (0.70%) Go
17 6 (0.60%) Perl
Qualifications
1 82 (8.22%) Degree
2 27 (2.71%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (0.90%) MCP
4 8 (0.80%) CCNA
4 8 (0.80%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (0.60%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (0.50%) ISTQB
6 5 (0.50%) PhD
7 3 (0.30%) Master's Degree
7 3 (0.30%) MCSE
8 2 (0.20%) MCITP
8 2 (0.20%) MCSA
8 2 (0.20%) MCTS
8 2 (0.20%) SC Cleared
8 2 (0.20%) Security Cleared
9 1 (0.10%) CCNP
9 1 (0.10%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.10%) Numerate Degree
9 1 (0.10%) SSCP
9 1 (0.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (2.81%) QA
2 10 (1.00%) SLA
3 7 (0.70%) PCI DSS
4 6 (0.60%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.40%) Cyber Essentials
5 4 (0.40%) GDPR
6 3 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 39 (3.91%) Active Directory
2 32 (3.21%) Docker
3 18 (1.81%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (1.00%) Hyper-V
5 7 (0.70%) VirtualBox
5 7 (0.70%) vSphere
6 5 (0.50%) XenApp
7 4 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.20%) NDS
8 2 (0.20%) NetIQ eDirectory
8 2 (0.20%) Shibboleth
8 2 (0.20%) vCloud
9 1 (0.10%) KVM
9 1 (0.10%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.10%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.10%) Xen
Systems Management
1 17 (1.71%) Opscode Chef
2 15 (1.50%) Puppet
3 13 (1.30%) Kubernetes
4 9 (0.90%) Ansible
5 8 (0.80%) SCCM
6 6 (0.60%) SQL Sentry
7 5 (0.50%) Microsoft Clustering
8 4 (0.40%) cPanel
8 4 (0.40%) McAfee ePO
8 4 (0.40%) SCOM
8 4 (0.40%) Single Sign-On
9 3 (0.30%) Docker Swarm
9 3 (0.30%) Terraform
10 2 (0.20%) Backup Exec
10 2 (0.20%) Failover Clustering
10 2 (0.20%) Microsoft Intune
10 2 (0.20%) Nagios
10 2 (0.20%) NetIQ Identity Manager
11 1 (0.10%) EMC NetWorker
11 1 (0.10%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 356 (35.71%) Microsoft
2 55 (5.52%) Google
3 46 (4.61%) Facebook
4 42 (4.21%) Oracle
5 37 (3.71%) VMware
6 25 (2.51%) RedGate
7 23 (2.31%) Apple
7 23 (2.31%) Sony
7 23 (2.31%) Twitter
7 23 (2.31%) Yahoo!
8 19 (1.91%) Xamarin
9 18 (1.81%) SAP
10 15 (1.50%) Tableau
11 14 (1.40%) Cisco
12 8 (0.80%) Cognos
12 8 (0.80%) WorldPay
13 7 (0.70%) Telerik
14 6 (0.60%) Citrix
14 6 (0.60%) IDERA
14 6 (0.60%) McAfee