Period
to 14 August 2018

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 14 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
North West > Manchester
6 months to
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 12 8 7
Rank change year-on-year -4 -1 -3
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 968 1,490 1,223
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 13.34% 18.21% 17.17%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 41.39% 53.56% 54.31%
Number of salaries quoted 890 1,341 1,141
Manchester median annual salary £43,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.50% - -
10th Percentile £25,000 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £55,000
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -

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 2,339 2,782 2,252
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 32.22% 33.99% 31.61%
Number of salaries quoted 2,073 2,399 2,010
Manchester median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £66,250 £62,500 £58,750
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +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 14 August 2018.

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 14 August 2018. 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
Stockport +2 65 £41,500 +3.75% 10
Wigan +5 28 £40,000 -5.88% 3
Bolton -10 25 £37,500 +7.14% 6
Altrincham -16 22 £45,000 +12.50% 11
Rochdale +4 19 £57,500 +25.00% 3
Bury +5 17 £39,000 +20.00% 3
Oldham +3 15 £24,000 -31.43%
Salford -13 15 £24,000 -40.00% 6
Cheadle +1 13 £38,750 -3.13% 1
Ashton-under-Lyne - 10 £35,000 -
Sale -3 9 £42,500 +54.55% 1
Heywood 0 3 £28,500 +46.15%
SQL Server
North West

For the 6 months to 14 August 2018, 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.

1 590 (60.95%) .NET
2 550 (56.82%) C#
3 466 (48.14%) Agile Software Development
4 465 (48.04%) SQL
5 389 (40.19%) ASP.NET
6 357 (36.88%) MVC
7 340 (35.12%) Microsoft
8 253 (26.14%) ASP.NET MVC
9 244 (25.21%) JavaScript
10 234 (24.17%) Microsoft Azure
11 230 (23.76%) HTML
12 225 (23.24%) CSS
13 220 (22.73%) TDD
14 209 (21.59%) AngularJS
15 202 (20.87%) SQL Server 2016
16 198 (20.45%) ASP.NET Web API
17 187 (19.32%) T-SQL
18 173 (17.87%) Scrum
19 171 (17.67%) Web Application Development
20 167 (17.25%) .NET Framework
21 161 (16.63%) Finance
22 150 (15.50%) Windows
23 144 (14.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
24 134 (13.84%) Git (software)
25 127 (13.12%) RESTful
26 124 (12.81%) WCF
27 123 (12.71%) Continuous Integration
28 120 (12.40%) ASP.NET MVC 5
29 119 (12.29%) Business Intelligence
30 116 (11.98%) Web Development

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 37 (3.82%) Elasticsearch
2 33 (3.41%) IIS
3 31 (3.20%) SharePoint
4 29 (3.00%) MS Exchange
5 19 (1.96%) CMS
6 14 (1.45%) Skype for Business
7 13 (1.34%) SharePoint Server
8 11 (1.14%) Apache Pig
8 11 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2007
9 10 (1.03%) Sitecore CMS
10 9 (0.93%) WordPress
11 8 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2013
12 7 (0.72%) Apache
12 7 (0.72%) SharePoint 2013
12 7 (0.72%) Umbraco
12 7 (0.72%) WebLogic
13 6 (0.62%) CloudStack
13 6 (0.62%) OpenStack
14 5 (0.52%) Apache Spark
14 5 (0.52%) EPiServer
Applications
1 25 (2.58%) Microsoft Excel
2 20 (2.07%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (0.62%) Adobe Illustrator
3 6 (0.62%) Photoshop
4 5 (0.52%) Adobe After Effects
4 5 (0.52%) Adobe Premiere
4 5 (0.52%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 25 (2.58%) Dynamics NAV
2 17 (1.76%) Dynamics CRM
3 14 (1.45%) Elite 3E
4 10 (1.03%) Workfront
5 9 (0.93%) Dynamics AX
6 5 (0.52%) SAP S/4HANA
7 3 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
8 2 (0.21%) Magento
8 2 (0.21%) Sage 200
9 1 (0.10%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 1 (0.10%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
9 1 (0.10%) NetSuite
9 1 (0.10%) OpenCart
9 1 (0.10%) osCommerce
9 1 (0.10%) Payment Gateway
9 1 (0.10%) SAP ERP
9 1 (0.10%) SAP MII
Cloud Services
1 234 (24.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 105 (10.85%) Amazon AWS
3 32 (3.31%) Office 365
4 31 (3.20%) Google Play
5 18 (1.86%) IaaS
6 11 (1.14%) PaaS
7 9 (0.93%) Google Cloud Platform
7 9 (0.93%) SaaS
8 7 (0.72%) NuGet
9 6 (0.62%) GitHub
9 6 (0.62%) Google Analytics
10 5 (0.52%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 4 (0.41%) AWS CloudFormation
12 2 (0.21%) Dynamics 365
13 1 (0.10%) Azure Data Factory
13 1 (0.10%) Azure Machine Learning
13 1 (0.10%) Boomi
13 1 (0.10%) Cloud Computing
13 1 (0.10%) Google Tag Manager
13 1 (0.10%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 47 (4.86%) Internet
2 32 (3.31%) TCP/IP
3 29 (3.00%) Firewall
4 24 (2.48%) Skype
5 20 (2.07%) Broadband
5 20 (2.07%) WAN
6 15 (1.55%) HTTP
6 15 (1.55%) VPN
7 13 (1.34%) Intranet
8 12 (1.24%) DNS
8 12 (1.24%) LAN
8 12 (1.24%) VLAN
9 11 (1.14%) SSL
10 7 (0.72%) DHCP
11 6 (0.62%) Unified Communications
12 5 (0.52%) RTP
13 4 (0.41%) PBX
13 4 (0.41%) SAN
13 4 (0.41%) VoIP
13 4 (0.41%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 202 (20.87%) SQL Server 2016
2 144 (14.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 102 (10.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 97 (10.02%) MongoDB
5 84 (8.68%) NoSQL
6 77 (7.95%) SQL Server 2008
7 74 (7.64%) Relational Database
7 74 (7.64%) SQL Server 2012
8 73 (7.54%) Data Warehouse
9 62 (6.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 57 (5.89%) MySQL
11 45 (4.65%) Power BI
12 37 (3.82%) RDBMS
13 36 (3.72%) SQL Server 2014
14 28 (2.89%) RavenDB
15 24 (2.48%) PostgreSQL
15 24 (2.48%) SQL Server 2005
16 22 (2.27%) Big Data
17 20 (2.07%) Oracle Database
17 20 (2.07%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 134 (13.84%) Git (software)
2 60 (6.20%) Visual Studio
3 44 (4.55%) JIRA
4 33 (3.41%) Team Foundation Server
5 30 (3.10%) Selenium
6 26 (2.69%) Grunt
7 25 (2.58%) TeamCity
8 24 (2.48%) NUnit
9 22 (2.27%) Bitbucket
10 20 (2.07%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 17 (1.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 17 (1.76%) Jenkins
12 13 (1.34%) MSTest
13 12 (1.24%) gulp
14 10 (1.03%) CodeSonar
14 10 (1.03%) git-flow
14 10 (1.03%) Robot Framework
14 10 (1.03%) Subversion
15 9 (0.93%) Mercurial
15 9 (0.93%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 161 (16.63%) Finance
2 91 (9.40%) Games
3 38 (3.93%) Marketing
3 38 (3.93%) Retail
4 27 (2.79%) Advertising
5 24 (2.48%) Telecoms
6 15 (1.55%) Legal
7 14 (1.45%) Automotive
8 13 (1.34%) Manufacturing
9 9 (0.93%) Law
9 9 (0.93%) Pharmaceutical
10 8 (0.83%) Back Office
11 5 (0.52%) Publishing
12 4 (0.41%) Electronics
12 4 (0.41%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.21%) Banking
13 2 (0.21%) Local Government
14 1 (0.10%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 631 (65.19%) Developer
2 367 (37.91%) .NET Developer
3 209 (21.59%) C# Developer
4 166 (17.15%) C# .NET Developer
5 82 (8.47%) Senior Developer
6 81 (8.37%) SQL Developer
7 72 (7.44%) ASP.NET Developer
8 67 (6.92%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 64 (6.61%) DBA
10 57 (5.89%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 55 (5.68%) Analyst
12 53 (5.48%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
13 46 (4.75%) Software Developer
14 43 (4.44%) SQL DBA
15 41 (4.24%) Software Engineer
16 40 (4.13%) Junior
17 37 (3.82%) Full Stack Developer
18 36 (3.72%) Web Developer
19 35 (3.62%) Junior Developer
20 31 (3.20%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 590 (60.95%) .NET
2 389 (40.19%) ASP.NET
3 253 (26.14%) ASP.NET MVC
4 230 (23.76%) HTML
5 225 (23.24%) CSS
6 209 (21.59%) AngularJS
7 198 (20.45%) ASP.NET Web API
8 167 (17.25%) .NET Framework
9 127 (13.12%) RESTful
10 124 (12.81%) WCF
11 120 (12.40%) ASP.NET MVC 5
12 94 (9.71%) Node.js
12 94 (9.71%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 77 (7.95%) Entity Framework
13 77 (7.95%) HTML5
14 76 (7.85%) React
15 72 (7.44%) KnockoutJS
16 71 (7.33%) WPF
17 56 (5.79%) jQuery
18 53 (5.48%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 66 (6.82%) Greenfield Project
2 61 (6.30%) Analytical Skills
3 50 (5.17%) Computer Science
4 47 (4.86%) Fintech
5 37 (3.82%) Enterprise Software
6 34 (3.51%) Mobile App
6 34 (3.51%) User Experience
7 33 (3.41%) Self-Motivation
8 28 (2.89%) iPhone
9 22 (2.27%) Management Information System
10 21 (2.17%) Replication
10 21 (2.17%) Social Network
11 15 (1.55%) Clustering
11 15 (1.55%) Data Structures
12 13 (1.34%) Tandem
13 9 (0.93%) Social Media
14 8 (0.83%) BBC
15 7 (0.72%) FMCG
16 6 (0.62%) Client/Server
16 6 (0.62%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 150 (15.50%) Windows
2 61 (6.30%) Windows Server
3 56 (5.79%) Android
4 45 (4.65%) Linux
5 30 (3.10%) Windows Server 2008
6 29 (3.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 27 (2.79%) Apple iOS
8 16 (1.65%) Unix
9 12 (1.24%) Windows 10
10 11 (1.14%) Mac OS X
11 8 (0.83%) Solaris
11 8 (0.83%) Windows 7
12 4 (0.41%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (0.21%) CentOS
13 2 (0.21%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.21%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.10%) HPUX
14 1 (0.10%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.10%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.10%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 466 (48.14%) Agile Software Development
2 357 (36.88%) MVC
3 220 (22.73%) TDD
4 173 (17.87%) Scrum
5 171 (17.67%) Web Application Development
6 123 (12.71%) Continuous Integration
7 119 (12.29%) Business Intelligence
8 116 (11.98%) Web Development
9 112 (11.57%) BDD
9 112 (11.57%) Problem-Solving
10 106 (10.95%) Dependency Injection
11 94 (9.71%) Kanban
12 76 (7.85%) OO
13 72 (7.44%) Software Engineering
14 64 (6.61%) Test Automation
15 61 (6.30%) Analytics
16 54 (5.58%) Performance Tuning
16 54 (5.58%) SDLC
17 52 (5.37%) Visualisation
18 51 (5.27%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 550 (56.82%) C#
2 465 (48.04%) SQL
3 244 (25.21%) JavaScript
4 187 (19.32%) T-SQL
5 69 (7.13%) Ruby
6 47 (4.86%) Java
7 46 (4.75%) TypeScript
8 42 (4.34%) PowerShell
8 42 (4.34%) Python
9 35 (3.62%) C++
10 33 (3.41%) PHP
11 31 (3.20%) VBA
12 26 (2.69%) C
12 26 (2.69%) VB.NET
13 22 (2.27%) F#
14 11 (1.14%) Bash Shell
14 11 (1.14%) PL/SQL
15 10 (1.03%) Objective-C
16 8 (0.83%) R
16 8 (0.83%) XPath
Qualifications
1 95 (9.81%) Degree
2 55 (5.68%) Microsoft Certification
3 25 (2.58%) MCSE
4 17 (1.76%) Security Cleared
5 16 (1.65%) MCSA
6 12 (1.24%) MCP
7 11 (1.14%) CCNA
7 11 (1.14%) Cisco Certification
7 11 (1.14%) HNC
8 10 (1.03%) CISSP
8 10 (1.03%) CompTIA Security+
8 10 (1.03%) DV Cleared
8 10 (1.03%) GIAC
8 10 (1.03%) Linux+ Certification
8 10 (1.03%) Network+ Certification
8 10 (1.03%) SANS
8 10 (1.03%) SSCP
9 7 (0.72%) Computer Science Degree
9 7 (0.72%) ISTQB
9 7 (0.72%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (5.06%) QA
2 22 (2.27%) SLA
3 16 (1.65%) Data Quality
4 8 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.62%) ISO 9001
6 5 (0.52%) GDPR
7 3 (0.31%) GCP
8 2 (0.21%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 46 (4.75%) Active Directory
2 24 (2.48%) Docker
3 22 (2.27%) vSphere
4 16 (1.65%) Hyper-V
4 16 (1.65%) VMware Infrastructure
5 13 (1.34%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (0.62%) Xen
6 6 (0.62%) XenServer
7 5 (0.52%) XenApp
7 5 (0.52%) XenDesktop
8 4 (0.41%) VMware NSX
9 3 (0.31%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.10%) vCloud
10 1 (0.10%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.10%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 23 (2.38%) Kibana
1 23 (2.38%) Puppet
2 19 (1.96%) SCCM
3 13 (1.34%) Ansible
3 13 (1.34%) Opscode Chef
4 11 (1.14%) Failover Clustering
5 10 (1.03%) Backup Exec
5 10 (1.03%) Salt
5 10 (1.03%) SCVMM
6 6 (0.62%) Kubernetes
7 5 (0.52%) SQL Sentry
7 5 (0.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 4 (0.41%) Consul
8 4 (0.41%) Packer
8 4 (0.41%) SCOM
8 4 (0.41%) Terraform
9 3 (0.31%) Data Guard
9 3 (0.31%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 3 (0.31%) Oracle RMAN
9 3 (0.31%) vRealize
Vendors
1 340 (35.12%) Microsoft
2 78 (8.06%) Google
3 73 (7.54%) Oracle
4 36 (3.72%) Tableau
5 34 (3.51%) Facebook
6 31 (3.20%) SAP
7 29 (3.00%) Xamarin
8 21 (2.17%) VMware
9 18 (1.86%) WorldPay
10 17 (1.76%) Capita
11 14 (1.45%) Cognos
11 14 (1.45%) Veeam
12 13 (1.34%) Twitter
13 11 (1.14%) Apple
13 11 (1.14%) Cisco
13 11 (1.14%) Intapp
13 11 (1.14%) Reuters
13 11 (1.14%) Sitecore
14 9 (0.93%) Citrix
15 8 (0.83%) Sony