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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 16 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
North West > Manchester
6 months to
16 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 48 16 16
Rank change year-on-year -32 0 -1
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 350 421 439
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 6.22% 10.91% 10.41%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 28.07% 41.81% 36.61%
Number of salaries quoted 265 386 344
10th Percentile £36,250 £32,500 £32,500
25th Percentile £41,250 £37,500 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - - +13.64%
75th Percentile £58,350 £57,500 £57,500
90th Percentile £65,984 £70,000 £65,875
North West median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% +5.88%

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 1,247 1,007 1,199
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 22.15% 26.09% 28.44%
Number of salaries quoted 824 904 971
10th Percentile £37,448 £32,500 £32,500
25th Percentile £41,750 £40,000 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - +11.11%
75th Percentile £68,750 £63,750 £60,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £75,000 £72,500
North West median annual salary £53,000 £48,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +10.42% +1.05% +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 16 May 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 16 May 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
Stockport +3 8 £59,500 -1.65% 2
Cheadle +2 8 £31,500 -20.93% 5
Altrincham +3 4 £80,000 +88.24% 1
Bury -1 4 £45,000 - 1
Wigan - 2 £39,000 - 2
Salford -19 1 £22,000 -45.00% 6
Bolton -20 1 £37,500 -11.76% 1
Rochdale - 1 £44,833 -
SQL Server
North West

For the 6 months to 16 May 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.

1 216 (61.71%) SQL
2 179 (51.14%) Azure
3 170 (48.57%) Microsoft
4 146 (41.71%) Agile
5 115 (32.86%) .NET
6 97 (27.71%) Social Skills
7 94 (26.86%) Problem-Solving
8 93 (26.57%) C#
9 88 (25.14%) T-SQL
10 85 (24.29%) DevOps
11 83 (23.71%) JavaScript
12 76 (21.71%) Finance
13 70 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
14 69 (19.71%) Analytical Skills
15 67 (19.14%) AWS
16 64 (18.29%) Analytics
16 64 (18.29%) Data Warehouse
17 60 (17.14%) Windows
18 58 (16.57%) HTML
18 58 (16.57%) ETL
19 56 (16.00%) MVC
19 56 (16.00%) PowerShell
20 55 (15.71%) .NET Core
21 54 (15.43%) Public Sector
21 54 (15.43%) Oracle
22 52 (14.86%) Self-Motivation
23 51 (14.57%) ASP.NET
24 50 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
25 49 (14.00%) Power Platform
26 48 (13.71%) MySQL

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 (6.86%) IIS
2 19 (5.43%) SharePoint
3 15 (4.29%) Apache Spark
4 10 (2.86%) Apache
5 8 (2.29%) Elasticsearch
6 7 (2.00%) Confluence
7 4 (1.14%) CMS
7 4 (1.14%) JBoss
7 4 (1.14%) Oracle Workflow
8 3 (0.86%) Apache Airflow
8 3 (0.86%) MS Exchange
8 3 (0.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (0.57%) GlassFish
9 2 (0.57%) Sitefinity
9 2 (0.57%) Umbraco
9 2 (0.57%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.57%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.29%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.29%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 6 (1.71%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.43%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (2.57%) Sentinel
2 7 (2.00%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (1.14%) ResourceLink
4 3 (0.86%) Unit4 Business World
5 2 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.57%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.29%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.29%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.29%) Unica
6 1 (0.29%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 179 (51.14%) Azure
2 67 (19.14%) AWS
3 49 (14.00%) Power Platform
4 31 (8.86%) Azure Cosmos DB
5 29 (8.29%) Azure Data Factory
5 29 (8.29%) GCP
6 25 (7.14%) Snowflake
7 24 (6.86%) Microsoft 365
8 22 (6.29%) PaaS
9 13 (3.71%) IaaS
9 13 (3.71%) SaaS
10 12 (3.43%) GitHub
11 10 (2.86%) Azure Sentinel
12 9 (2.57%) Serverless
13 8 (2.29%) Matillion
14 7 (2.00%) Amazon S3
14 7 (2.00%) Azure Pipelines
14 7 (2.00%) GitHub Actions
15 6 (1.71%) Azure Active Directory
15 6 (1.71%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 21 (6.00%) DHCP
1 21 (6.00%) DNS
2 19 (5.43%) Firewall
3 16 (4.57%) Network Security
4 15 (4.29%) Wi-Fi
5 10 (2.86%) Remote Desktop
6 7 (2.00%) VPN
7 6 (1.71%) Intranet
7 6 (1.71%) SAN
8 4 (1.14%) HTTP
8 4 (1.14%) MPLS
8 4 (1.14%) WAN
9 3 (0.86%) Internet
9 3 (0.86%) TCP/IP
10 2 (0.57%) LAN
10 2 (0.57%) LoRaWAN
10 2 (0.57%) SD-WAN
10 2 (0.57%) VLAN
10 2 (0.57%) VoIP
11 1 (0.29%) MQTT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (18.29%) Data Warehouse
2 50 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 48 (13.71%) MySQL
4 46 (13.14%) Power BI
5 42 (12.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 36 (10.29%) Relational Database
7 28 (8.00%) Data Lake
7 28 (8.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 26 (7.43%) PostgreSQL
9 25 (7.14%) QlikView
10 22 (6.29%) NoSQL
11 21 (6.00%) BusinessObjects
11 21 (6.00%) Tableau
12 20 (5.71%) Qlik Sense
13 18 (5.14%) Oracle Database
13 18 (5.14%) Redis
14 15 (4.29%) Azure SQL Database
14 15 (4.29%) DB2
15 12 (3.43%) Apache Cassandra
15 12 (3.43%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 34 (9.71%) Git (software)
2 14 (4.00%) Visual Studio
3 13 (3.71%) GitLab
4 11 (3.14%) JIRA
5 9 (2.57%) Jenkins
5 9 (2.57%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (2.00%) Octopus Deploy
6 7 (2.00%) SonarQube
7 6 (1.71%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 5 (1.43%) Postman
9 4 (1.14%) eggPlant
10 3 (0.86%) Cucumber
10 3 (0.86%) JMeter
10 3 (0.86%) JUnit
10 3 (0.86%) LoadRunner
10 3 (0.86%) REST Assured
10 3 (0.86%) Selenium
10 3 (0.86%) SoapUI
10 3 (0.86%) TeamCity
10 3 (0.86%) The Grinder
General
1 97 (27.71%) Social Skills
2 76 (21.71%) Finance
3 69 (19.71%) Analytical Skills
4 54 (15.43%) Public Sector
5 27 (7.71%) Legal
5 27 (7.71%) Manufacturing
6 21 (6.00%) Marketing
7 20 (5.71%) Organisational Skills
7 20 (5.71%) Retail
8 18 (5.14%) Law
8 18 (5.14%) Telecoms
9 17 (4.86%) Electronics
10 15 (4.29%) Inclusion and Diversity
10 15 (4.29%) Publishing
11 12 (3.43%) Influencing Skills
12 10 (2.86%) Banking
13 9 (2.57%) Automotive
14 8 (2.29%) Local Government
15 6 (1.71%) Documentation Skills
16 4 (1.14%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 130 (37.14%) Developer
2 53 (15.14%) .NET Developer
3 39 (11.14%) Analyst
4 34 (9.71%) DBA
5 31 (8.86%) SQL Developer
6 28 (8.00%) SQL DBA
7 25 (7.14%) Senior Developer
8 24 (6.86%) Data Engineer
9 23 (6.57%) Applications Support
10 20 (5.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 20 (5.71%) Software Developer
11 18 (5.14%) Consultant
12 17 (4.86%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 15 (4.29%) Applications Support Analyst
13 15 (4.29%) Support Analyst
14 14 (4.00%) Senior Software Engineer
14 14 (4.00%) Software Engineer
15 13 (3.71%) Senior DBA
16 12 (3.43%) C# Developer
16 12 (3.43%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 115 (32.86%) .NET
2 58 (16.57%) HTML
3 55 (15.71%) .NET Core
4 51 (14.57%) ASP.NET
5 37 (10.57%) CSS
6 36 (10.29%) React
7 34 (9.71%) AngularJS
8 32 (9.14%) jQuery
9 29 (8.29%) .NET Framework
10 27 (7.71%) REST
11 26 (7.43%) RESTful
12 23 (6.57%) Entity Framework
13 22 (6.29%) Web Services
14 21 (6.00%) HTML5
14 21 (6.00%) WCF
15 20 (5.71%) ASP.NET Web API
15 20 (5.71%) Node.js
16 19 (5.43%) ASP.NET MVC
16 19 (5.43%) JSON
17 18 (5.14%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 52 (14.86%) Self-Motivation
2 26 (7.43%) Data Structures
3 24 (6.86%) User Experience
4 16 (4.57%) PKI
5 15 (4.29%) Mobile App
6 14 (4.00%) Clustering
7 13 (3.71%) Enterprise Software
8 10 (2.86%) Data Centre
9 9 (2.57%) Replication
10 8 (2.29%) Virtual Team
11 7 (2.00%) Greenfield Project
11 7 (2.00%) Linux Command Line
12 6 (1.71%) FMCG
13 5 (1.43%) IoT
13 5 (1.43%) NHS
14 4 (1.14%) Private Cloud
15 3 (0.86%) Data Protection Act
15 3 (0.86%) Driving Licence
15 3 (0.86%) Housing Association
15 3 (0.86%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 60 (17.14%) Windows
2 42 (12.00%) Windows Server
3 35 (10.00%) Linux
4 12 (3.43%) Android
4 12 (3.43%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (3.14%) Apple iOS
6 9 (2.57%) Windows Server 2016
7 8 (2.29%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (1.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.86%) Unix
10 2 (0.57%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.57%) Windows Mobile
10 2 (0.57%) Windows Server 2019
11 1 (0.29%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 146 (41.71%) Agile
2 94 (26.86%) Problem-Solving
3 85 (24.29%) DevOps
4 70 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
5 64 (18.29%) Analytics
6 58 (16.57%) ETL
7 56 (16.00%) MVC
8 45 (12.86%) ITIL
9 44 (12.57%) CI/CD
9 44 (12.57%) Software Engineering
10 43 (12.29%) Mentoring
11 42 (12.00%) Scrum
12 41 (11.71%) SDLC
13 31 (8.86%) Data Modelling
14 29 (8.29%) Disaster Recovery
15 27 (7.71%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 27 (7.71%) Time Management
16 26 (7.43%) Visualisation
17 25 (7.14%) Data Pipeline
18 24 (6.86%) Data Engineering
Programming Languages
1 216 (61.71%) SQL
2 93 (26.57%) C#
3 88 (25.14%) T-SQL
4 83 (23.71%) JavaScript
5 56 (16.00%) PowerShell
6 45 (12.86%) Python
7 30 (8.57%) Java
8 15 (4.29%) TypeScript
9 11 (3.14%) Apple Swift
9 11 (3.14%) Objective-C
9 11 (3.14%) Scala
9 11 (3.14%) VB.NET
10 9 (2.57%) Bash
10 9 (2.57%) R
11 4 (1.14%) VB
12 3 (0.86%) C
12 3 (0.86%) Go
12 3 (0.86%) VBScript
13 2 (0.57%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.29%) PHP
Qualifications
1 39 (11.14%) Degree
2 29 (8.29%) Microsoft Certification
3 26 (7.43%) Security Cleared
4 23 (6.57%) SC Cleared
5 18 (5.14%) MCSA
5 18 (5.14%) MCTS
6 15 (4.29%) ITIL Certification
7 7 (2.00%) Computer Science Degree
8 6 (1.71%) TOGAF Certification
9 4 (1.14%) DBS Check
10 3 (0.86%) AWS Certification
10 3 (0.86%) MCSE
11 2 (0.57%) CTC Cleared
11 2 (0.57%) ISEB
11 2 (0.57%) ISTQB
11 2 (0.57%) Master's Degree
11 2 (0.57%) Numerate Degree
12 1 (0.29%) CISSP
12 1 (0.29%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (6.29%) QA
2 20 (5.71%) SLA
3 7 (2.00%) Data Quality
4 6 (1.71%) Accessibility
4 6 (1.71%) ISO 9001
4 6 (1.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.86%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.29%) GDPR
6 1 (0.29%) SOC 2
System Software
1 35 (10.00%) Active Directory
2 27 (7.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (5.14%) Docker
3 18 (5.14%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.57%) Firmware
4 2 (0.57%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.29%) ISA Server
5 1 (0.29%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.29%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (0.29%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 19 (5.43%) Kubernetes
2 15 (4.29%) Terraform
3 12 (3.43%) SCCM
4 10 (2.86%) Ansible
5 9 (2.57%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (2.57%) Puppet
6 7 (2.00%) HP Fortify
7 4 (1.14%) Istio
7 4 (1.14%) Single Sign-On
8 3 (0.86%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (0.86%) Microsoft Intune
9 2 (0.57%) Failover Clustering
9 2 (0.57%) ZABBIX
10 1 (0.29%) Kibana
10 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Clustering
10 1 (0.29%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 1 (0.29%) Oracle RMAN
10 1 (0.29%) SQL Sentry
10 1 (0.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 170 (48.57%) Microsoft
2 54 (15.43%) Oracle
3 31 (8.86%) VMware
4 22 (6.29%) SAP
5 17 (4.86%) Google
6 15 (4.29%) Cisco
6 15 (4.29%) Salesforce.com
7 12 (3.43%) Informatica
7 12 (3.43%) Xamarin
8 11 (3.14%) Dell
8 11 (3.14%) NEC
8 11 (3.14%) Northgate
9 10 (2.86%) Citrix
10 7 (2.00%) Checkmarx
10 7 (2.00%) RedGate
10 7 (2.00%) Teradata
10 7 (2.00%) Veracode
11 6 (1.71%) Red Hat
12 5 (1.43%) HP
13 4 (1.14%) Anaplan