Period
to 25 January 2022

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 25 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
North West > Manchester
6 months to
25 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 30 12 19
Rank change year-on-year -18 +7 -7
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 430 395 565
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 7.77% 12.61% 10.16%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 32.87% 42.93% 36.10%
Number of salaries quoted 354 376 455
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £48,125 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.90% +6.94% -5.26%
75th Percentile £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,625 £62,500
North West median annual salary £48,500 £46,865 £44,500
% change year-on-year +3.49% +5.31% -1.11%

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 1,308 920 1,565
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 23.64% 29.37% 28.15%
Number of salaries quoted 986 837 1,260
10th Percentile £37,500 £33,750 £31,250
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £36,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% -
75th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £60,734
90th Percentile £77,500 £72,500 £71,250
North West median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +10.53% +5.56% -

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server in Manchester

SQL Server
Salary Trend in Manchester

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing SQL Server in Manchester.

Salary trend for SQL Server in Manchester

SQL Server
Salary Histogram in Manchester

Salary distribution for jobs citing SQL Server in Manchester over the 6 months to 25 January 2022.

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 25 January 2022. 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
Jobs
Altrincham +12 5 £70,750 +48.95%
Stockport -2 4 £49,000 +15.29% 6
Cheadle - 3 £31,500 - 1
Bury -2 2 £28,500 -40.00%
Bolton -16 2 £30,750 -27.65% 6
Salford -7 1 £22,000 -56.00% 3
Oldham -10 1 - - 1
SQL Server
North West

For the 6 months to 25 January 2022, 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.

1 205 (47.67%) Azure
2 174 (40.47%) SQL
3 157 (36.51%) .NET
4 155 (36.05%) JavaScript
5 153 (35.58%) Microsoft
6 149 (34.65%) C#
7 117 (27.21%) Agile Software Development
8 97 (22.56%) DevOps
9 91 (21.16%) AWS
10 88 (20.47%) MySQL
10 88 (20.47%) Windows
11 87 (20.23%) Social Skills
12 81 (18.84%) MVC
13 80 (18.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 76 (17.67%) Business Intelligence
15 73 (16.98%) Analytics
16 70 (16.28%) React
17 67 (15.58%) Full Stack Development
18 65 (15.12%) Problem-Solving
18 65 (15.12%) AngularJS
18 65 (15.12%) Git (software)
19 64 (14.88%) T-SQL
19 64 (14.88%) ASP.NET
20 63 (14.65%) Linux
20 63 (14.65%) Power Platform
20 63 (14.65%) Power BI
21 59 (13.72%) ETL
21 59 (13.72%) HTML
22 58 (13.49%) Data Warehouse
22 58 (13.49%) PowerShell

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 24 (5.58%) IIS
2 12 (2.79%) Drupal
3 9 (2.09%) WordPress
4 8 (1.86%) Apache Spark
4 8 (1.86%) Confluence
5 5 (1.16%) CMS
5 5 (1.16%) SharePoint
6 4 (0.93%) Apache
6 4 (0.93%) Oracle Workflow
6 4 (0.93%) Umbraco
7 3 (0.70%) MS Exchange
8 2 (0.47%) GlassFish
8 2 (0.47%) JBoss
8 2 (0.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (0.47%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.23%) Apache Airflow
9 1 (0.23%) ArcGIS
9 1 (0.23%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.23%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.23%) SAS
Applications
1 19 (4.42%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (2.09%) MS Visio
3 7 (1.63%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (1.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.47%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.23%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.23%) Unica
3 1 (0.23%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 205 (47.67%) Azure
2 91 (21.16%) AWS
3 63 (14.65%) Power Platform
4 35 (8.14%) GCP
4 35 (8.14%) SaaS
5 29 (6.74%) IaaS
5 29 (6.74%) PaaS
6 25 (5.81%) Serverless
7 17 (3.95%) Microsoft 365
8 13 (3.02%) Azure Data Factory
9 11 (2.56%) Azure Cosmos DB
10 10 (2.33%) GitHub
11 7 (1.63%) Amazon SQS
11 7 (1.63%) Azure Functions
11 7 (1.63%) Azure Service Bus
12 6 (1.40%) Azure Synapse Analytics
13 5 (1.16%) AWS Lambda
13 5 (1.16%) Cloud Computing
13 5 (1.16%) Google Analytics
13 5 (1.16%) Snowflake
Communications & Networking
1 26 (6.05%) DNS
1 26 (6.05%) Remote Desktop
2 25 (5.81%) DHCP
3 20 (4.65%) Network Security
3 20 (4.65%) Wi-Fi
4 17 (3.95%) Firewall
5 12 (2.79%) Internet
5 12 (2.79%) TCP/IP
6 9 (2.09%) VPN
7 8 (1.86%) Modbus
8 6 (1.40%) IP Telephony
9 4 (0.93%) LAN
9 4 (0.93%) WAN
10 2 (0.47%) HTTP
10 2 (0.47%) MPLS
10 2 (0.47%) SAN
10 2 (0.47%) Wireless
11 1 (0.23%) 2G
11 1 (0.23%) VLAN
11 1 (0.23%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (20.47%) MySQL
2 80 (18.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 63 (14.65%) Power BI
4 58 (13.49%) Data Warehouse
5 56 (13.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 34 (7.91%) Relational Database
7 24 (5.58%) NoSQL
7 24 (5.58%) PostgreSQL
8 23 (5.35%) MongoDB
9 22 (5.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 21 (4.88%) SQL Server 2016
11 18 (4.19%) Azure SQL Database
12 15 (3.49%) Oracle Database
12 15 (3.49%) Tableau
13 14 (3.26%) SQL Server 2008
14 13 (3.02%) Data Lake
15 10 (2.33%) OLAP
15 10 (2.33%) RDBMS
15 10 (2.33%) SQL Server 2014
16 8 (1.86%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 65 (15.12%) Git (software)
2 23 (5.35%) Visual Studio
3 19 (4.42%) JIRA
4 12 (2.79%) Octopus Deploy
5 11 (2.56%) Jenkins
6 9 (2.09%) Selenium
6 9 (2.09%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 9 (2.09%) Team Foundation Server
7 8 (1.86%) TeamCity
8 6 (1.40%) Bitbucket
9 4 (0.93%) Cucumber
9 4 (0.93%) Postman
9 4 (0.93%) Protractor
9 4 (0.93%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 3 (0.70%) Artifactory
10 3 (0.70%) JMeter
10 3 (0.70%) LoadRunner
10 3 (0.70%) REST Assured
10 3 (0.70%) SoapUI
10 3 (0.70%) The Grinder
General
1 87 (20.23%) Social Skills
2 53 (12.33%) Finance
3 42 (9.77%) Analytical Skills
4 41 (9.53%) Public Sector
5 27 (6.28%) Law
6 18 (4.19%) Retail
7 13 (3.02%) Organisational Skills
8 12 (2.79%) Automotive
8 12 (2.79%) Banking
8 12 (2.79%) Marketing
9 11 (2.56%) Legal
10 10 (2.33%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 8 (1.86%) Electronics
12 6 (1.40%) Influencing Skills
13 5 (1.16%) Publishing
14 4 (0.93%) Advertising
14 4 (0.93%) Local Government
15 3 (0.70%) Billing
15 3 (0.70%) Documentation Skills
15 3 (0.70%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 193 (44.88%) Developer
2 58 (13.49%) .NET Developer
3 38 (8.84%) Software Developer
4 36 (8.37%) Senior Developer
5 33 (7.67%) Full Stack Developer
6 32 (7.44%) C# Developer
7 31 (7.21%) DBA
8 30 (6.98%) Software Engineer
9 26 (6.05%) SQL DBA
10 24 (5.58%) Analyst
10 24 (5.58%) Architect
10 24 (5.58%) SQL Developer
11 21 (4.88%) PHP Developer
12 19 (4.42%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 19 (4.42%) Senior Software Engineer
13 18 (4.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 18 (4.19%) JavaScript Developer
13 18 (4.19%) Solutions Architect
14 17 (3.95%) Data Engineer
15 15 (3.49%) Senior DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 157 (36.51%) .NET
2 70 (16.28%) React
3 65 (15.12%) AngularJS
4 64 (14.88%) ASP.NET
5 59 (13.72%) HTML
6 56 (13.02%) .NET Framework
7 54 (12.56%) .NET Core
8 50 (11.63%) CSS
9 47 (10.93%) jQuery
10 43 (10.00%) Node.js
11 39 (9.07%) Web Services
12 37 (8.60%) REST
13 34 (7.91%) Kafka
14 26 (6.05%) ASP.NET MVC
15 24 (5.58%) Entity Framework
16 22 (5.12%) ASP.NET Web API
17 21 (4.88%) LDAP
17 21 (4.88%) RESTful
17 21 (4.88%) Vue.js
17 21 (4.88%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 36 (8.37%) User Experience
2 30 (6.98%) Self-Motivation
3 25 (5.81%) Clustering
4 21 (4.88%) PKI
5 19 (4.42%) Public Cloud
6 18 (4.19%) Greenfield Project
7 17 (3.95%) Enterprise Software
8 11 (2.56%) Data Protection Act
9 9 (2.09%) Mobile App
9 9 (2.09%) Replication
10 7 (1.63%) Data Structures
11 6 (1.40%) FMCG
11 6 (1.40%) iPhone
12 5 (1.16%) Housing Association
13 4 (0.93%) Legacy Systems
13 4 (0.93%) Life Science
13 4 (0.93%) Video\Live Streaming
14 3 (0.70%) Linux Command Line
14 3 (0.70%) NHS
14 3 (0.70%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 88 (20.47%) Windows
2 63 (14.65%) Linux
3 50 (11.63%) Windows Server
4 19 (4.42%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (3.02%) Unix
6 10 (2.33%) Windows Server 2016
7 9 (2.09%) Windows 10
8 8 (1.86%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (1.40%) Android
10 5 (1.16%) Apple iOS
11 3 (0.70%) Windows Mobile
12 2 (0.47%) Windows 2000 Server
12 2 (0.47%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (27.21%) Agile Software Development
2 97 (22.56%) DevOps
3 81 (18.84%) MVC
4 76 (17.67%) Business Intelligence
5 73 (16.98%) Analytics
6 67 (15.58%) Full Stack Development
7 65 (15.12%) Problem-Solving
8 59 (13.72%) ETL
9 56 (13.02%) Software Engineering
10 54 (12.56%) Microservices
11 41 (9.53%) Mentoring
12 40 (9.30%) ITIL
13 37 (8.60%) Scrum
14 36 (8.37%) Computer Science
15 32 (7.44%) Change Management
15 32 (7.44%) OOP
15 32 (7.44%) Performance Tuning
16 30 (6.98%) Fintech
16 30 (6.98%) TDD
16 30 (6.98%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 174 (40.47%) SQL
2 155 (36.05%) JavaScript
3 149 (34.65%) C#
4 64 (14.88%) T-SQL
5 58 (13.49%) PowerShell
6 44 (10.23%) Python
7 35 (8.14%) PHP
7 35 (8.14%) TypeScript
8 24 (5.58%) Go
9 22 (5.12%) C++
9 22 (5.12%) Java
10 12 (2.79%) VB
11 10 (2.33%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 10 (2.33%) R
12 8 (1.86%) C
13 6 (1.40%) VB.NET
14 5 (1.16%) Ruby
14 5 (1.16%) Scala
15 4 (0.93%) Apple Swift
15 4 (0.93%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 38 (8.84%) Degree
2 32 (7.44%) Microsoft Certification
3 26 (6.05%) Security Cleared
4 24 (5.58%) SC Cleared
5 22 (5.12%) MCSA
5 22 (5.12%) MCTS
6 21 (4.88%) ITIL Certification
7 17 (3.95%) Computer Science Degree
8 11 (2.56%) AWS Certification
9 4 (0.93%) DBS Check
10 3 (0.70%) CISSP
11 2 (0.47%) MCSE
11 2 (0.47%) Numerate Degree
11 2 (0.47%) TOGAF Certification
12 1 (0.23%) CTC Cleared
12 1 (0.23%) DV Cleared
12 1 (0.23%) ISEB
12 1 (0.23%) ISTQB
12 1 (0.23%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (4.65%) QA
2 15 (3.49%) SLA
3 11 (2.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (1.86%) Accessibility
5 6 (1.40%) Cyber Essentials
5 6 (1.40%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 6 (1.40%) Data Quality
5 6 (1.40%) ISO 22301
6 5 (1.16%) GDPR
7 3 (0.70%) SOC 2
8 2 (0.47%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 57 (13.26%) Active Directory
2 38 (8.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (7.44%) Docker
4 6 (1.40%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.70%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.47%) Firmware
6 2 (0.47%) XenApp
7 1 (0.23%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.23%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 21 (4.88%) SCCM
2 17 (3.95%) Terraform
3 12 (2.79%) Kubernetes
4 8 (1.86%) Ansible
4 8 (1.86%) Microsoft Intune
5 7 (1.63%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (1.40%) Puppet
7 3 (0.70%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (0.70%) ZABBIX
8 2 (0.47%) Control-M
8 2 (0.47%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 1 (0.23%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 1 (0.23%) Matomo
9 1 (0.23%) SQL Sentry
Vendors
1 153 (35.58%) Microsoft
2 46 (10.70%) Oracle
2 46 (10.70%) VMware
3 35 (8.14%) Citrix
4 21 (4.88%) Zend
5 18 (4.19%) Google
6 14 (3.26%) Xamarin
7 9 (2.09%) Salesforce.com
8 8 (1.86%) RedGate
9 6 (1.40%) Databricks
10 5 (1.16%) TOWER Software
11 4 (0.93%) Dell
11 4 (0.93%) Marketo
12 3 (0.70%) HP
12 3 (0.70%) Meraki
12 3 (0.70%) NEC
12 3 (0.70%) Northgate
12 3 (0.70%) Teradata
12 3 (0.70%) Veeam
13 2 (0.47%) Dynatrace