Period
to 22 October 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 22 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
North West > Manchester
6 months to
22 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 9 6 4
Rank change year-on-year -3 -2 0
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 1363 1392 1462
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 17.56% 19.02% 19.86%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 51.61% 56.13% 59.77%
Number of salaries quoted 1224 1294 1310
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 £26,250
90th Percentile £62,125 £57,500 £54,100
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 2641 2480 2446
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 34.02% 33.89% 33.23%
Number of salaries quoted 2267 2213 2107
Manchester median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £56,250
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%

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 22 October 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 22 October 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 +3 86 £37,500 -5.06% 6
Stockport 0 72 £37,500 -6.25% 1
Altrincham +13 59 £42,500 - 5
Salford +1 19 £40,000 -14.44% 1
Rochdale +3 18 £48,000 -4.00% 3
Cheadle -5 15 £40,000 +17.65%
Oldham +2 14 £37,500 +15.38%
Wigan -12 13 £42,500 +13.33%
Sale +4 12 £42,500 -10.53% 2
Bury -9 7 £41,250 +37.50% 3
Heywood - 7 £19,500 -
SQL Server
North West

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

1 839 (61.56%) .NET
2 723 (53.04%) C#
3 646 (47.40%) SQL
4 626 (45.93%) Agile Software Development
5 551 (40.43%) ASP.NET
6 526 (38.59%) MVC
7 447 (32.80%) Microsoft
8 376 (27.59%) JavaScript
9 342 (25.09%) HTML
10 338 (24.80%) CSS
11 328 (24.06%) Finance
12 314 (23.04%) ASP.NET MVC
13 278 (20.40%) Business Intelligence
14 264 (19.37%) .NET Framework
15 262 (19.22%) AngularJS
16 251 (18.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 250 (18.34%) TDD
18 236 (17.31%) Windows
19 231 (16.95%) ASP.NET Web API
20 227 (16.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
21 224 (16.43%) jQuery
22 214 (15.70%) WCF
23 212 (15.55%) Microsoft Azure
24 199 (14.60%) Web Services
25 191 (14.01%) T-SQL
26 189 (13.87%) Degree
27 179 (13.13%) Data Warehouse
28 177 (12.99%) Web Application Development
29 171 (12.55%) SQL Server 2016
30 166 (12.18%) 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 64 (4.70%) CMS
2 56 (4.11%) SharePoint
3 32 (2.35%) Elasticsearch
4 31 (2.27%) Sitecore CMS
5 30 (2.20%) IIS
5 30 (2.20%) MS Exchange
6 29 (2.13%) Umbraco
7 23 (1.69%) Apache Spark
8 20 (1.47%) EPiServer
9 17 (1.25%) Apache
10 13 (0.95%) Drupal
10 13 (0.95%) OpenEdge
11 12 (0.88%) OpenROAD
11 12 (0.88%) SAS
12 11 (0.81%) Sitefinity
13 7 (0.51%) BizTalk Server
13 7 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2010
13 7 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2013
13 7 (0.51%) SharePoint 2010
13 7 (0.51%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 49 (3.60%) Microsoft Excel
2 20 (1.47%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (0.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.44%) SPSS
5 5 (0.37%) S-PLUS
6 4 (0.29%) Stata
7 1 (0.073%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.073%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.073%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (0.59%) Magento
2 7 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.44%) Dynamics NAV
3 6 (0.44%) SAP GRC
4 3 (0.22%) Epicor Tropos
5 2 (0.15%) SDL Web 8
6 1 (0.073%) Dynamics GP
6 1 (0.073%) HFM
6 1 (0.073%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.073%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.073%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.073%) SAP MII
6 1 (0.073%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 212 (15.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 121 (8.88%) Amazon AWS
3 34 (2.49%) Google Cloud Platform
4 29 (2.13%) Google Play
5 28 (2.05%) Office 365
6 17 (1.25%) SaaS
7 8 (0.59%) GitHub
8 7 (0.51%) PaaS
9 5 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (0.29%) Dynamics 365
10 4 (0.29%) Google Analytics
11 3 (0.22%) CodePlex
11 3 (0.22%) Serverless
12 2 (0.15%) IaaS
12 2 (0.15%) Sage Pay
13 1 (0.073%) Amazon EC2
13 1 (0.073%) Amazon S3
13 1 (0.073%) AWS CloudFormation
13 1 (0.073%) Azure Machine Learning
13 1 (0.073%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 30 (2.20%) Internet
2 22 (1.61%) HTTP
3 21 (1.54%) Firewall
3 21 (1.54%) TCP/IP
3 21 (1.54%) WAN
4 20 (1.47%) SAN
5 18 (1.32%) LAN
6 15 (1.10%) DNS
7 10 (0.73%) Intranet
7 10 (0.73%) VPN
8 7 (0.51%) Ethernet
8 7 (0.51%) LDAP
8 7 (0.51%) Network Security
8 7 (0.51%) RS-232
8 7 (0.51%) VoIP
9 4 (0.29%) Broadband
9 4 (0.29%) DHCP
9 4 (0.29%) PBX
9 4 (0.29%) SMS
10 2 (0.15%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 251 (18.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 227 (16.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 179 (13.13%) Data Warehouse
4 171 (12.55%) SQL Server 2016
5 151 (11.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 142 (10.42%) SQL Server 2008
6 142 (10.42%) SQL Server 2014
7 112 (8.22%) Relational Database
8 95 (6.97%) MongoDB
9 87 (6.38%) MySQL
9 87 (6.38%) SQL Server 2012
10 76 (5.58%) NoSQL
11 64 (4.70%) Big Data
12 55 (4.04%) Power BI
13 52 (3.82%) Hadoop
14 50 (3.67%) RDBMS
15 47 (3.45%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 39 (2.86%) PostgreSQL
17 34 (2.49%) SQL Server 2005
18 30 (2.20%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 150 (11.01%) Visual Studio
2 131 (9.61%) Git (software)
3 95 (6.97%) Team Foundation Server
4 81 (5.94%) Subversion
5 75 (5.50%) TeamCity
6 54 (3.96%) JIRA
7 38 (2.79%) Selenium
8 37 (2.71%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 30 (2.20%) Jenkins
10 28 (2.05%) NUnit
11 23 (1.69%) MSTest
12 16 (1.17%) CruiseControl
12 16 (1.17%) ReSharper
12 16 (1.17%) SonarQube
13 13 (0.95%) SoapUI
13 13 (0.95%) SpecFlow
14 12 (0.88%) AccuRev
14 12 (0.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 10 (0.73%) JUnit
16 9 (0.66%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 328 (24.06%) Finance
2 91 (6.68%) Marketing
3 90 (6.60%) Games
4 69 (5.06%) Retail
5 67 (4.92%) Manufacturing
6 52 (3.82%) Advertising
7 48 (3.52%) Telecoms
8 44 (3.23%) Law
9 40 (2.93%) Electronics
9 40 (2.93%) Legal
10 14 (1.03%) Back Office
10 14 (1.03%) Music Industry
11 11 (0.81%) Automotive
12 9 (0.66%) Banking
13 3 (0.22%) Billing
13 3 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.15%) Retail Finance
15 1 (0.073%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 880 (64.56%) Developer
2 466 (34.19%) .NET Developer
3 270 (19.81%) C# Developer
4 202 (14.82%) C# .NET Developer
5 175 (12.84%) SQL Developer
6 108 (7.92%) ASP.NET Developer
7 104 (7.63%) SQL Server Developer
8 99 (7.26%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 98 (7.19%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 90 (6.60%) Senior Developer
11 57 (4.18%) Architect
12 55 (4.04%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
12 55 (4.04%) DBA
13 54 (3.96%) Graduate
13 54 (3.96%) Junior
14 51 (3.74%) Analyst
15 49 (3.60%) SQL BI Developer
16 48 (3.52%) Graduate Developer
16 48 (3.52%) Software Developer
17 46 (3.37%) Junior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 839 (61.56%) .NET
2 551 (40.43%) ASP.NET
3 342 (25.09%) HTML
4 338 (24.80%) CSS
5 314 (23.04%) ASP.NET MVC
6 264 (19.37%) .NET Framework
7 262 (19.22%) AngularJS
8 231 (16.95%) ASP.NET Web API
9 224 (16.43%) jQuery
10 214 (15.70%) WCF
11 199 (14.60%) Web Services
12 166 (12.18%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 147 (10.79%) HTML5
14 144 (10.56%) ASP.NET MVC 5
15 140 (10.27%) Entity Framework
16 121 (8.88%) XML
17 113 (8.29%) RESTful
18 106 (7.78%) Node.js
19 93 (6.82%) KnockoutJS
20 92 (6.75%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 105 (7.70%) Analytical Skills
2 103 (7.56%) Computer Science
3 63 (4.62%) iPad
4 56 (4.11%) Fintech
5 43 (3.15%) Mobile App
6 37 (2.71%) Public Cloud
7 35 (2.57%) Enterprise Software
8 29 (2.13%) iPhone
9 27 (1.98%) Greenfield Project
10 26 (1.91%) Management Information System
10 26 (1.91%) User Experience
11 23 (1.69%) Data Structures
12 20 (1.47%) Social Network
13 17 (1.25%) Clustering
14 15 (1.10%) BBC
14 15 (1.10%) Life Science
14 15 (1.10%) Social Media
15 14 (1.03%) N-Tier
15 14 (1.03%) Replication
16 12 (0.88%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 236 (17.31%) Windows
2 68 (4.99%) Windows Server
3 66 (4.84%) Linux
4 57 (4.18%) Android
5 51 (3.74%) Unix
6 43 (3.15%) Windows Server 2012
7 25 (1.83%) Windows Server 2008
8 20 (1.47%) Apple iOS
9 12 (0.88%) Windows 7
10 7 (0.51%) Mac OS
10 7 (0.51%) Windows Embedded Compact
11 5 (0.37%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (0.29%) Windows 10
12 4 (0.29%) Windows XP
13 3 (0.22%) CentOS
13 3 (0.22%) Debian
14 2 (0.15%) AIX
14 2 (0.15%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 1 (0.073%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 626 (45.93%) Agile Software Development
2 526 (38.59%) MVC
3 278 (20.40%) Business Intelligence
4 250 (18.34%) TDD
5 177 (12.99%) Web Application Development
6 166 (12.18%) Scrum
7 132 (9.68%) Web Development
8 130 (9.54%) BDD
9 117 (8.58%) ETL
10 116 (8.51%) Software Engineering
11 115 (8.44%) Dependency Injection
12 102 (7.48%) Continuous Integration
13 93 (6.82%) SDLC
14 92 (6.75%) Test Automation
15 83 (6.09%) E-Commerce
15 83 (6.09%) OO
16 75 (5.50%) Analytics
17 74 (5.43%) DevOps
18 70 (5.14%) Mentoring
19 67 (4.92%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 723 (53.04%) C#
2 646 (47.40%) SQL
3 376 (27.59%) JavaScript
4 191 (14.01%) T-SQL
5 87 (6.38%) Java
6 77 (5.65%) Ruby
7 75 (5.50%) VB.NET
8 71 (5.21%) C++
9 68 (4.99%) Python
10 49 (3.60%) Shell Script
11 42 (3.08%) PowerShell
11 42 (3.08%) TypeScript
12 41 (3.01%) Go
13 30 (2.20%) F#
14 28 (2.05%) C
14 28 (2.05%) VB
14 28 (2.05%) VBA
15 19 (1.39%) PHP
16 16 (1.17%) XPath
17 15 (1.10%) R
Qualifications
1 189 (13.87%) Degree
2 47 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
3 36 (2.64%) Computer Science Degree
4 18 (1.32%) Master's Degree
5 13 (0.95%) MCSD
6 12 (0.88%) MCPD
6 12 (0.88%) Security Cleared
7 11 (0.81%) MCP
8 10 (0.73%) MCSA
9 9 (0.66%) MCSE
10 8 (0.59%) DV Cleared
10 8 (0.59%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 7 (0.51%) ISEB
12 6 (0.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 5 (0.37%) CCNA
13 5 (0.37%) Cisco Certification
13 5 (0.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 5 (0.37%) MCITP
13 5 (0.37%) PhD
14 4 (0.29%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (3.67%) QA
2 24 (1.76%) Data Quality
3 21 (1.54%) SLA
4 11 (0.81%) ISO 9000
5 9 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (0.44%) PCI DSS
7 5 (0.37%) WAI
8 4 (0.29%) HIPAA
8 4 (0.29%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.073%) GMP
9 1 (0.073%) PMO
System Software
1 68 (4.99%) Active Directory
2 33 (2.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (1.39%) Hyper-V
4 15 (1.10%) vSphere
5 10 (0.73%) Docker
6 6 (0.44%) Samba
7 4 (0.29%) VMware NSX
8 2 (0.15%) NDS
8 2 (0.15%) NetIQ eDirectory
8 2 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (0.15%) Shibboleth
8 2 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.073%) KVM
9 1 (0.073%) OpenSIPS
9 1 (0.073%) Varnish
9 1 (0.073%) Xen
9 1 (0.073%) XenApp
9 1 (0.073%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 40 (2.93%) Puppet
2 38 (2.79%) Opscode Chef
3 37 (2.71%) Ansible
4 35 (2.57%) Kibana
5 22 (1.61%) Mesos
6 9 (0.66%) EMC NetWorker
7 8 (0.59%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 4 (0.29%) McAfee ePO
8 4 (0.29%) Microsoft Clustering
8 4 (0.29%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 4 (0.29%) SCOM
8 4 (0.29%) vRealize
9 3 (0.22%) Kubernetes
9 3 (0.22%) Marathon
9 3 (0.22%) rkt
10 2 (0.15%) Cacti
10 2 (0.15%) Failover Clustering
10 2 (0.15%) HP Quality Center
10 2 (0.15%) Microsoft Intune
10 2 (0.15%) SCCM
Vendors
1 447 (32.80%) Microsoft
2 121 (8.88%) Oracle
3 110 (8.07%) Google
4 60 (4.40%) Facebook
5 59 (4.33%) SAP
6 44 (3.23%) Tableau
7 40 (2.93%) VMware
8 37 (2.71%) Sitecore
9 25 (1.83%) Cisco
10 19 (1.39%) Cognos
11 18 (1.32%) Twitter
12 16 (1.17%) Apple
13 15 (1.10%) Sony
13 15 (1.10%) Yahoo!
14 14 (1.03%) HP
15 12 (0.88%) Actian
15 12 (0.88%) IBM
16 10 (0.73%) Xamarin
17 9 (0.66%) EMC
17 9 (0.66%) Veeam