Period
to 30 July 2021

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 30 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
North West > Manchester
6 months to
30 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 23 16 20
Rank change year-on-year -7 +4 -7
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 401 420 662
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 8.45% 12.73% 10.14%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 34.01% 42.64% 37.38%
Number of salaries quoted 353 337 555
10th Percentile £32,500 £33,750 £29,950
25th Percentile £37,500 £43,000 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £50,000 £44,000
Median % change year-on-year -5.00% +13.64% +3.53%
75th Percentile £57,500 £58,750 £52,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £66,750 £60,000
North West median annual salary £46,500 £49,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -6.06% +16.47% +4.94%

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 1,179 985 1,771
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 24.85% 29.86% 27.12%
Number of salaries quoted 916 828 1,394
10th Percentile £32,500 £33,750 £28,750
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,875 £35,313
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,250 £50,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +0.50% +11.11% -
75th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £70,000 £67,500
North West median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year +4.17% +9.09% +3.53%

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 30 July 2021.

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 30 July 2021. 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 -6 15 £41,250 -21.43% 3
Bury -2 10 £45,000 +85.57% 4
Altrincham +2 7 £42,500 +21.43% 1
Cheadle +7 4 £39,836 -20.33%
Stockport -12 4 £60,500 +27.37% 1
Ashton-under-Lyne - 4 £40,000 - 1
Wigan - 2 £36,750 - 3
Salford -10 1 £40,000 -16.67% 7
SQL Server
North West

For the 6 months to 30 July 2021, 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.

1 198 (49.38%) SQL
2 164 (40.90%) .NET
2 164 (40.90%) Azure
3 160 (39.90%) JavaScript
4 150 (37.41%) C#
5 132 (32.92%) Agile Software Development
6 116 (28.93%) Microsoft
7 111 (27.68%) MVC
7 111 (27.68%) React
8 93 (23.19%) AngularJS
9 89 (22.19%) Microservices
10 88 (21.95%) Full Stack Development
11 84 (20.95%) MySQL
12 82 (20.45%) Business Intelligence
13 81 (20.20%) Git (software)
14 78 (19.45%) DevOps
15 75 (18.70%) T-SQL
16 71 (17.71%) jQuery
16 71 (17.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 71 (17.71%) Social Skills
17 67 (16.71%) AWS
17 67 (16.71%) Linux
18 65 (16.21%) OOP
19 62 (15.46%) Node.js
20 59 (14.71%) REST
20 59 (14.71%) Windows
20 59 (14.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
21 58 (14.46%) HTML
21 58 (14.46%) Kafka
22 57 (14.21%) Finance

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 21 (5.24%) IIS
2 18 (4.49%) MS Exchange
3 11 (2.74%) CMS
4 10 (2.49%) Apache Spark
4 10 (2.49%) SharePoint
5 8 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2013
6 7 (1.75%) BizTalk Server
6 7 (1.75%) SharePoint 2013
7 6 (1.50%) EPiServer
7 6 (1.50%) Oracle Workflow
7 6 (1.50%) Umbraco
8 5 (1.25%) Apache
8 5 (1.25%) Confluence
8 5 (1.25%) Elasticsearch
8 5 (1.25%) Kentico
9 3 (0.75%) SAS
9 3 (0.75%) Sitecore CMS
10 2 (0.50%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.25%) JBoss
11 1 (0.25%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 18 (4.49%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (2.74%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.25%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.25%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 4 (1.00%) Elite 3E
2 3 (0.75%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.50%) IBM Planning Analytics
3 2 (0.50%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.25%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.25%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 164 (40.90%) Azure
2 67 (16.71%) AWS
3 57 (14.21%) Power Platform
4 19 (4.74%) Azure Data Factory
4 19 (4.74%) Microsoft 365
5 15 (3.74%) SaaS
6 14 (3.49%) Amazon SQS
7 12 (2.99%) Azure Service Bus
8 11 (2.74%) Azure Service Fabric
9 10 (2.49%) Serverless
10 9 (2.24%) GitHub
10 9 (2.24%) PaaS
11 8 (2.00%) IaaS
12 7 (1.75%) Dynamics 365
12 7 (1.75%) GCP
13 6 (1.50%) Azure Synapse Analytics
13 6 (1.50%) Cloud Computing
14 5 (1.25%) Azure Functions
15 4 (1.00%) Matillion
16 3 (0.75%) Azure Cosmos DB
Communications & Networking
1 17 (4.24%) DNS
2 15 (3.74%) DHCP
3 13 (3.24%) Internet
4 9 (2.24%) Firewall
4 9 (2.24%) Wireless
5 8 (2.00%) SAN
6 7 (1.75%) NAS
6 7 (1.75%) Remote Desktop
6 7 (1.75%) Skype
6 7 (1.75%) VoIP
7 4 (1.00%) Modbus
7 4 (1.00%) TCP/IP
8 3 (0.75%) Intranet
8 3 (0.75%) Network Security
9 1 (0.25%) Ethernet
9 1 (0.25%) LAN
9 1 (0.25%) MPLS
9 1 (0.25%) SSL
9 1 (0.25%) VPN
9 1 (0.25%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (20.95%) MySQL
2 71 (17.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 59 (14.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 56 (13.97%) Power BI
5 55 (13.72%) Data Warehouse
6 49 (12.22%) MongoDB
7 38 (9.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 25 (6.23%) Relational Database
9 21 (5.24%) SQL Server 2016
10 20 (4.99%) Amazon RDS
11 19 (4.74%) NoSQL
12 16 (3.99%) PostgreSQL
13 15 (3.74%) Azure SQL Database
14 14 (3.49%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 14 (3.49%) Tableau
15 12 (2.99%) OLTP
16 11 (2.74%) Data Lake
16 11 (2.74%) SQL Server 2008
17 10 (2.49%) Amazon Aurora
17 10 (2.49%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 81 (20.20%) Git (software)
2 44 (10.97%) Visual Studio
3 15 (3.74%) Jenkins
4 11 (2.74%) JIRA
4 11 (2.74%) Octopus Deploy
4 11 (2.74%) TeamCity
5 10 (2.49%) MSTest
5 10 (2.49%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 9 (2.24%) Team Foundation Server
7 8 (2.00%) Bitbucket
8 7 (1.75%) Artifactory
8 7 (1.75%) Selenium
9 5 (1.25%) JMeter
9 5 (1.25%) Katalon Studio
9 5 (1.25%) SonarQube
10 4 (1.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 3 (0.75%) git-flow
12 2 (0.50%) GitLab
12 2 (0.50%) Jasmine
12 2 (0.50%) Oracle APEX
General
1 71 (17.71%) Social Skills
2 57 (14.21%) Finance
3 45 (11.22%) Analytical Skills
4 26 (6.48%) Law
5 20 (4.99%) Legal
6 12 (2.99%) Organisational Skills
7 10 (2.49%) Retail
8 9 (2.24%) Presentation Skills
8 9 (2.24%) Public Sector
9 7 (1.75%) Marketing
10 4 (1.00%) Electronics
11 2 (0.50%) Advertising
11 2 (0.50%) Back Office
11 2 (0.50%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.50%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.50%) Publishing
12 1 (0.25%) Automotive
12 1 (0.25%) Banking
12 1 (0.25%) Documentation Skills
12 1 (0.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 231 (57.61%) Developer
2 74 (18.45%) Software Developer
3 66 (16.46%) .NET Developer
4 53 (13.22%) PHP Developer
5 50 (12.47%) Senior Developer
6 49 (12.22%) SQL Developer
7 44 (10.97%) JavaScript Developer
8 31 (7.73%) Software Engineer
9 29 (7.23%) C# Developer
10 27 (6.73%) Senior Software Developer
11 24 (5.99%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 24 (5.99%) Full Stack Developer
12 23 (5.74%) Senior JavaScript Developer
12 23 (5.74%) Senior PHP Developer
13 21 (5.24%) Data Engineer
14 20 (4.99%) C# .NET Developer
15 16 (3.99%) SQL Server Developer
16 15 (3.74%) Analyst
16 15 (3.74%) DBA
17 13 (3.24%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 164 (40.90%) .NET
2 111 (27.68%) React
3 93 (23.19%) AngularJS
4 71 (17.71%) jQuery
5 62 (15.46%) Node.js
6 59 (14.71%) REST
7 58 (14.46%) HTML
7 58 (14.46%) Kafka
8 57 (14.21%) .NET Core
9 56 (13.97%) ASP.NET
10 55 (13.72%) CSS
11 49 (12.22%) .NET Framework
12 46 (11.47%) Symfony
13 37 (9.23%) ASP.NET Web API
14 31 (7.73%) XML
15 26 (6.48%) RESTful
16 25 (6.23%) ASP.NET MVC
17 23 (5.74%) HTML5
17 23 (5.74%) Web Services
18 21 (5.24%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 25 (6.23%) Greenfield Project
2 18 (4.49%) Enterprise Software
3 10 (2.49%) Replication
4 8 (2.00%) iPhone
4 8 (2.00%) Self-Motivation
5 7 (1.75%) Data Centre
5 7 (1.75%) iPad
6 5 (1.25%) Online Gambling
7 4 (1.00%) Clustering
7 4 (1.00%) Data Protection Act
7 4 (1.00%) Data Structures
7 4 (1.00%) FMCG
8 3 (0.75%) Housing Association
8 3 (0.75%) Mobile App
8 3 (0.75%) User Experience
9 2 (0.50%) Legacy Systems
9 2 (0.50%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.50%) NHS
9 2 (0.50%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.25%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 67 (16.71%) Linux
2 59 (14.71%) Windows
3 30 (7.48%) Windows Server
4 13 (3.24%) Unix
5 8 (2.00%) Android
5 8 (2.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (2.00%) Windows Server 2016
6 7 (1.75%) Windows Server 2019
7 2 (0.50%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.50%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.25%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.25%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (32.92%) Agile Software Development
2 111 (27.68%) MVC
3 89 (22.19%) Microservices
4 88 (21.95%) Full Stack Development
5 82 (20.45%) Business Intelligence
6 78 (19.45%) DevOps
7 65 (16.21%) OOP
8 53 (13.22%) Problem-Solving
8 53 (13.22%) Software Engineering
9 46 (11.47%) ETL
10 43 (10.72%) Computer Science
11 39 (9.73%) Analytics
11 39 (9.73%) Scrum
12 29 (7.23%) SDLC
13 24 (5.99%) OO
14 23 (5.74%) Visualisation
15 21 (5.24%) Change Management
15 21 (5.24%) Data Modelling
15 21 (5.24%) TDD
15 21 (5.24%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 198 (49.38%) SQL
2 160 (39.90%) JavaScript
3 150 (37.41%) C#
4 75 (18.70%) T-SQL
5 56 (13.97%) PHP
6 48 (11.97%) Go
7 37 (9.23%) TypeScript
8 33 (8.23%) PowerShell
9 23 (5.74%) Java
10 14 (3.49%) C++
10 14 (3.49%) Python
11 9 (2.24%) VB
12 8 (2.00%) Ruby
13 6 (1.50%) VB.NET
14 5 (1.25%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 4 (1.00%) ANSI SQL
15 4 (1.00%) XPath
16 2 (0.50%) Bash Shell
16 2 (0.50%) ES6
16 2 (0.50%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 33 (8.23%) Degree
2 21 (5.24%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (1.75%) SC Cleared
3 7 (1.75%) Security Cleared
4 4 (1.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (0.75%) MCSA
5 3 (0.75%) MCSE
5 3 (0.75%) MCTS
6 1 (0.25%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.25%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (5.99%) QA
2 9 (2.24%) Data Quality
3 8 (2.00%) GDPR
4 4 (1.00%) SLA
5 1 (0.25%) Accessibility
System Software
1 52 (12.97%) Docker
2 33 (8.23%) Active Directory
3 11 (2.74%) Hyper-V
4 10 (2.49%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (2.00%) vSphere
6 2 (0.50%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.25%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 12 (2.99%) Terraform
2 10 (2.49%) Kubernetes
3 7 (1.75%) FortiGate
3 7 (1.75%) SCCM
3 7 (1.75%) ServiceCenter
4 6 (1.50%) Puppet
5 3 (0.75%) HP Fortify
6 2 (0.50%) Failover Clustering
6 2 (0.50%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (0.50%) Nagios
6 2 (0.50%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.50%) WSUS
7 1 (0.25%) CA Wily
7 1 (0.25%) Control-M
7 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.25%) Netcool
7 1 (0.25%) OpenView
7 1 (0.25%) Prometheus
7 1 (0.25%) SCOM
7 1 (0.25%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 116 (28.93%) Microsoft
2 46 (11.47%) Zend
3 31 (7.73%) Oracle
4 15 (3.74%) VMware
5 12 (2.99%) HP
6 8 (2.00%) Cisco
6 8 (2.00%) Citrix
6 8 (2.00%) Databricks
6 8 (2.00%) Sophos
7 7 (1.75%) Atlassian
7 7 (1.75%) Dell
7 7 (1.75%) NetApp
7 7 (1.75%) Polycom
7 7 (1.75%) Proofpoint
8 5 (1.25%) Alteryx
8 5 (1.25%) AppDynamics
8 5 (1.25%) Xamarin
9 4 (1.00%) Informatica
9 4 (1.00%) Salesforce.com
9 4 (1.00%) Sun