Period
to 25 November 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 25 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
North West > Manchester
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 9 6 5
Rank change year-on-year -3 -1 +2
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 1303 1424 1425
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 16.53% 19.00% 19.00%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 50.29% 55.02% 59.40%
Number of salaries quoted 1180 1322 1289
Manchester median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,700
90th Percentile £62,500 £57,500 £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 2591 2588 2399
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 32.87% 34.53% 31.99%
Number of salaries quoted 2235 2309 2078
Manchester median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +3.90%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,750
90th Percentile £62,500 £61,250 £56,250
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%

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 25 November 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 25 November 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
Bolton +2 84 £37,500 -6.25% 6
Stockport -1 72 £42,500 +6.25% 1
Altrincham +12 62 £42,500 - 2
Rochdale +3 32 £46,000 -8.00% 5
Sale +3 19 £42,500 -10.53% 1
Oldham -1 13 £37,500 +15.38% 3
Salford -6 13 £40,000 -11.11% 4
Cheadle -10 10 £41,250 +21.32%
Wigan -15 10 £34,500 -8.00% 2
Heywood - 7 £19,500 -
Bury -6 6 £41,250 +37.50%
SQL Server
North West

For the 6 months to 25 November 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.

1 807 (61.93%) .NET
2 706 (54.18%) C#
3 596 (45.74%) Agile Software Development
4 588 (45.13%) SQL
5 524 (40.21%) ASP.NET
6 515 (39.52%) MVC
7 398 (30.54%) Microsoft
8 361 (27.71%) JavaScript
9 320 (24.56%) ASP.NET MVC
10 319 (24.48%) HTML
11 310 (23.79%) CSS
12 292 (22.41%) Finance
13 280 (21.49%) TDD
14 266 (20.41%) Business Intelligence
15 265 (20.34%) .NET Framework
16 248 (19.03%) AngularJS
17 233 (17.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 231 (17.73%) ASP.NET Web API
19 217 (16.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 216 (16.58%) WCF
21 211 (16.19%) Windows
22 199 (15.27%) Microsoft Azure
23 194 (14.89%) jQuery
23 194 (14.89%) Web Application Development
24 188 (14.43%) SQL Server 2016
25 176 (13.51%) T-SQL
25 176 (13.51%) Scrum
26 175 (13.43%) Web Services
27 174 (13.35%) Data Warehouse
28 169 (12.97%) Degree

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 49 (3.76%) CMS
1 49 (3.76%) SharePoint
2 33 (2.53%) Elasticsearch
3 26 (2.00%) Sitecore CMS
4 25 (1.92%) Apache
5 23 (1.77%) Umbraco
6 21 (1.61%) MS Exchange
7 17 (1.30%) Apache Spark
7 17 (1.30%) EPiServer
7 17 (1.30%) IIS
8 16 (1.23%) Drupal
9 11 (0.84%) SAS
9 11 (0.84%) Sitefinity
10 8 (0.61%) OpenROAD
11 7 (0.54%) BizTalk Server
11 7 (0.54%) OpenEdge
12 6 (0.46%) SharePoint 2013
12 6 (0.46%) Tomcat
13 5 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2010
13 5 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 50 (3.84%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (1.23%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (0.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 6 (0.46%) SPSS
4 4 (0.31%) S-PLUS
5 3 (0.23%) Stata
6 2 (0.15%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.077%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.077%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (0.61%) Magento
2 6 (0.46%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.46%) SAP GRC
3 3 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (0.23%) Epicor Tropos
4 2 (0.15%) SDL Web 8
5 1 (0.077%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.077%) Fredhopper
5 1 (0.077%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.077%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.077%) SAP MII
Cloud Services
1 199 (15.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 115 (8.83%) Amazon AWS
3 31 (2.38%) Google Cloud Platform
3 31 (2.38%) Google Play
4 28 (2.15%) Office 365
5 7 (0.54%) SaaS
6 4 (0.31%) Dynamics 365
6 4 (0.31%) GitHub
7 3 (0.23%) PaaS
7 3 (0.23%) Serverless
8 2 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.15%) CodePlex
8 2 (0.15%) Google Analytics
8 2 (0.15%) IaaS
8 2 (0.15%) Sage Pay
9 1 (0.077%) Akamai
9 1 (0.077%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.077%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.077%) Azure Machine Learning
9 1 (0.077%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 37 (2.84%) Internet
2 29 (2.23%) HTTP
3 22 (1.69%) SAN
3 22 (1.69%) WAN
4 18 (1.38%) Firewall
4 18 (1.38%) LAN
5 16 (1.23%) TCP/IP
6 14 (1.07%) DNS
7 8 (0.61%) VPN
8 7 (0.54%) Intranet
9 6 (0.46%) VoIP
10 4 (0.31%) Broadband
10 4 (0.31%) DHCP
10 4 (0.31%) MPLS
10 4 (0.31%) Network Security
10 4 (0.31%) PBX
10 4 (0.31%) SMS
11 3 (0.23%) Ethernet
11 3 (0.23%) RS-232
12 2 (0.15%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 233 (17.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 217 (16.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 188 (14.43%) SQL Server 2016
4 174 (13.35%) Data Warehouse
5 139 (10.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 127 (9.75%) SQL Server 2008
7 126 (9.67%) SQL Server 2014
8 106 (8.14%) Relational Database
9 97 (7.44%) MongoDB
10 90 (6.91%) MySQL
11 89 (6.83%) NoSQL
12 70 (5.37%) SQL Server 2012
13 64 (4.91%) Big Data
14 60 (4.60%) Power BI
15 48 (3.68%) Hadoop
15 48 (3.68%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 39 (2.99%) RDBMS
17 35 (2.69%) PostgreSQL
17 35 (2.69%) SQL Server 2005
18 32 (2.46%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 136 (10.44%) Git (software)
1 136 (10.44%) Visual Studio
2 87 (6.68%) Team Foundation Server
3 72 (5.53%) TeamCity
4 67 (5.14%) Subversion
5 40 (3.07%) JIRA
6 39 (2.99%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 37 (2.84%) Selenium
8 32 (2.46%) Jenkins
9 23 (1.77%) NUnit
10 20 (1.53%) MSTest
11 16 (1.23%) SpecFlow
12 13 (1.00%) SoapUI
13 11 (0.84%) AccuRev
13 11 (0.84%) CruiseControl
13 11 (0.84%) ReSharper
13 11 (0.84%) SonarQube
14 10 (0.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 9 (0.69%) Grunt
16 7 (0.54%) Gradle
General
1 292 (22.41%) Finance
2 97 (7.44%) Games
3 83 (6.37%) Marketing
4 60 (4.60%) Retail
5 59 (4.53%) Manufacturing
6 57 (4.37%) Advertising
7 46 (3.53%) Legal
8 41 (3.15%) Telecoms
9 37 (2.84%) Law
10 32 (2.46%) Electronics
11 19 (1.46%) Music Industry
12 15 (1.15%) Banking
13 12 (0.92%) Back Office
14 11 (0.84%) Automotive
15 3 (0.23%) Billing
15 3 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
16 2 (0.15%) Retail Finance
17 1 (0.077%) Investment Banking
17 1 (0.077%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 846 (64.93%) Developer
2 463 (35.53%) .NET Developer
3 228 (17.50%) C# Developer
4 176 (13.51%) C# .NET Developer
5 156 (11.97%) SQL Developer
6 90 (6.91%) ASP.NET Developer
7 86 (6.60%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 86 (6.60%) SQL Server Developer
8 83 (6.37%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 72 (5.53%) Senior Developer
10 61 (4.68%) Analyst
11 58 (4.45%) Architect
12 55 (4.22%) Junior
13 51 (3.91%) Graduate
14 48 (3.68%) DBA
15 47 (3.61%) Consultant
15 47 (3.61%) Graduate Developer
16 46 (3.53%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
17 45 (3.45%) Junior Developer
18 43 (3.30%) SQL BI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 807 (61.93%) .NET
2 524 (40.21%) ASP.NET
3 320 (24.56%) ASP.NET MVC
4 319 (24.48%) HTML
5 310 (23.79%) CSS
6 265 (20.34%) .NET Framework
7 248 (19.03%) AngularJS
8 231 (17.73%) ASP.NET Web API
9 216 (16.58%) WCF
10 194 (14.89%) jQuery
11 175 (13.43%) Web Services
12 167 (12.82%) ASP.NET MVC 5
13 158 (12.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 148 (11.36%) Entity Framework
15 133 (10.21%) RESTful
16 126 (9.67%) HTML5
17 110 (8.44%) Node.js
18 104 (7.98%) KnockoutJS
19 100 (7.67%) XML
20 87 (6.68%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 108 (8.29%) Analytical Skills
2 99 (7.60%) Computer Science
3 58 (4.45%) Fintech
4 43 (3.30%) iPad
5 41 (3.15%) Mobile App
6 31 (2.38%) iPhone
7 28 (2.15%) Public Cloud
8 27 (2.07%) Management Information System
9 26 (2.00%) Social Network
10 25 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
11 23 (1.77%) Greenfield Project
12 22 (1.69%) User Experience
13 16 (1.23%) Clustering
13 16 (1.23%) Life Science
14 15 (1.15%) Data Structures
15 14 (1.07%) Replication
16 11 (0.84%) BBC
16 11 (0.84%) Social Media
17 10 (0.77%) N-Tier
18 9 (0.69%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 211 (16.19%) Windows
2 72 (5.53%) Windows Server
3 60 (4.60%) Linux
4 51 (3.91%) Android
5 43 (3.30%) Unix
6 36 (2.76%) Windows Server 2012
7 20 (1.53%) Windows Server 2008
8 15 (1.15%) Apple iOS
9 10 (0.77%) Windows 7
10 7 (0.54%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (0.31%) Windows 10
12 3 (0.23%) CentOS
12 3 (0.23%) Debian
12 3 (0.23%) Mac OS
12 3 (0.23%) Windows Embedded Compact
12 3 (0.23%) Windows XP
13 2 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.077%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.077%) SUSE
14 1 (0.077%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 596 (45.74%) Agile Software Development
2 515 (39.52%) MVC
3 280 (21.49%) TDD
4 266 (20.41%) Business Intelligence
5 194 (14.89%) Web Application Development
6 176 (13.51%) Scrum
7 153 (11.74%) BDD
8 125 (9.59%) Web Development
9 120 (9.21%) Dependency Injection
10 114 (8.75%) ETL
11 109 (8.37%) Software Engineering
12 106 (8.14%) Continuous Integration
13 83 (6.37%) SDLC
14 80 (6.14%) Test Automation
15 78 (5.99%) OO
16 77 (5.91%) Analytics
17 74 (5.68%) E-Commerce
17 74 (5.68%) Mentoring
18 69 (5.30%) DevOps
19 62 (4.76%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 706 (54.18%) C#
2 588 (45.13%) SQL
3 361 (27.71%) JavaScript
4 176 (13.51%) T-SQL
5 95 (7.29%) Ruby
6 81 (6.22%) Java
7 72 (5.53%) Python
8 65 (4.99%) VB.NET
9 57 (4.37%) C++
10 41 (3.15%) Shell Script
11 39 (2.99%) TypeScript
12 33 (2.53%) VBA
13 32 (2.46%) Go
14 31 (2.38%) F#
15 29 (2.23%) PowerShell
16 25 (1.92%) PHP
17 23 (1.77%) C
18 22 (1.69%) VB
19 18 (1.38%) Groovy
19 18 (1.38%) Scala
Qualifications
1 169 (12.97%) Degree
2 46 (3.53%) Microsoft Certification
3 27 (2.07%) Computer Science Degree
4 20 (1.53%) Master's Degree
5 13 (1.00%) MCPD
5 13 (1.00%) MCSD
5 13 (1.00%) Security Cleared
6 11 (0.84%) MCP
6 11 (0.84%) MCSE
7 10 (0.77%) MCSA
8 8 (0.61%) DV Cleared
8 8 (0.61%) ISEB
9 7 (0.54%) MCITP
10 6 (0.46%) CCNA
10 6 (0.46%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (0.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 6 (0.46%) PhD
11 4 (0.31%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 4 (0.31%) SC Cleared
12 3 (0.23%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (4.22%) QA
2 19 (1.46%) SLA
3 17 (1.30%) Data Quality
4 9 (0.69%) ISO 9000
5 6 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.31%) ISO 9001
6 4 (0.31%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.23%) WAI
8 1 (0.077%) GMP
8 1 (0.077%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.077%) PMO
System Software
1 55 (4.22%) Active Directory
2 28 (2.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (1.23%) Hyper-V
4 10 (0.77%) Docker
5 6 (0.46%) Samba
6 4 (0.31%) vSphere
7 3 (0.23%) Terminal Services
7 3 (0.23%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.077%) KVM
9 1 (0.077%) OpenSIPS
9 1 (0.077%) Shibboleth
9 1 (0.077%) Varnish
9 1 (0.077%) Xen
Systems Management
1 36 (2.76%) Kibana
2 31 (2.38%) Puppet
3 29 (2.23%) Opscode Chef
4 28 (2.15%) Ansible
5 16 (1.23%) Mesos
6 8 (0.61%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 5 (0.38%) EMC NetWorker
7 5 (0.38%) Microsoft Clustering
8 4 (0.31%) Failover Clustering
8 4 (0.31%) Microsoft Intune
8 4 (0.31%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 3 (0.23%) Kubernetes
9 3 (0.23%) Marathon
9 3 (0.23%) McAfee ePO
9 3 (0.23%) rkt
10 2 (0.15%) Backup Exec
10 2 (0.15%) Cacti
10 2 (0.15%) HP Quality Center
10 2 (0.15%) Nagios
10 2 (0.15%) SCCM
Vendors
1 398 (30.54%) Microsoft
2 141 (10.82%) Oracle
3 106 (8.14%) Google
4 58 (4.45%) Facebook
5 53 (4.07%) SAP
6 43 (3.30%) Tableau
7 33 (2.53%) VMware
8 28 (2.15%) Sitecore
9 27 (2.07%) Cisco
10 26 (2.00%) Cognos
11 17 (1.30%) IBM
11 17 (1.30%) Informatica
11 17 (1.30%) Twitter
12 14 (1.07%) HP
12 14 (1.07%) Teradata
13 11 (0.84%) Apple
13 11 (0.84%) Capita
14 10 (0.77%) Sony
14 10 (0.77%) Xamarin
14 10 (0.77%) Yahoo!