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 3 months to 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
North West / Manchester
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 9 7 4
Rank change year-on-year -2 -3  
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 758 621 700
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 18.34% 17.80% 20.90%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 53.12% 55.40% 59.12%
Number of salaries quoted 695 582 636
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £27,125
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

SQL Server is in the database and business intelligence skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Manchester
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 1427 1121 1184
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 34.52% 32.13% 35.35%
Number of salaries quoted 1253 1006 1034
Median salary £41,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.52% +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £54,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester citing SQL Server as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

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 3 months to 24 June 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 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bolton 0 42 £35,000 - 7
Stockport -8 40 £42,500 -5.55% 10
Altrincham +7 26 £40,000 +9.58% 2
Wigan -2 23 £45,000 +38.46%
Salford +9 19 £40,000 +1.91% 4
Oldham +2 15 £33,750 +3.84%
Rochdale +3 10 £46,000 -8.00% 6
Cheadle -8 9 £40,000 -4.76% 2
Bury -6 3 £32,500 -3.70%
Heywood 0 2 - - 1
Sale +1 1 £27,500 -42.10% 1
SQL Server
North West

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 912 (60.68%) .NET
2 849 (56.49%) SQL
3 836 (55.62%) C#
4 680 (45.24%) Agile Software Development
5 622 (41.38%) ASP.NET
6 571 (37.99%) MVC
7 540 (35.93%) Microsoft
8 417 (27.74%) JavaScript
9 370 (24.62%) HTML
10 367 (24.42%) ASP.NET MVC
11 358 (23.82%) CSS
12 329 (21.89%) jQuery
13 323 (21.49%) Finance
14 300 (19.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 293 (19.49%) TDD
16 288 (19.16%) AngularJS
17 282 (18.76%) Web Services
17 282 (18.76%) Windows
18 276 (18.36%) Business Intelligence
19 263 (17.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 256 (17.03%) T-SQL
21 232 (15.44%) Microsoft Azure
22 222 (14.77%) Data Warehouse
23 221 (14.70%) .NET Framework
24 201 (13.37%) ASP.NET Web API
25 191 (12.71%) Scrum
26 189 (12.57%) SQL Server 2008
26 189 (12.57%) WCF
27 186 (12.38%) Degree
28 179 (11.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services

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 72 (4.79%) CMS
2 52 (3.46%) SharePoint
3 47 (3.13%) Umbraco
4 43 (2.86%) Sitecore CMS
5 30 (2.00%) Elasticsearch
5 30 (2.00%) IIS
6 28 (1.86%) Apache Spark
7 26 (1.73%) Tomcat
8 22 (1.46%) EPiServer
8 22 (1.46%) MS Exchange
9 21 (1.40%) Drupal
10 19 (1.26%) OpenEdge
11 15 (1.00%) Sitefinity
12 10 (0.67%) OpenROAD
12 10 (0.67%) SAS
13 9 (0.60%) SharePoint 2010
14 8 (0.53%) GeoServer
14 8 (0.53%) JBoss
15 7 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2013
16 5 (0.33%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 64 (4.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 34 (2.26%) Microsoft Office
3 11 (0.73%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.20%) S-PLUS
5 3 (0.20%) SPSS
5 3 (0.20%) Stata
6 2 (0.13%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.067%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 35 (2.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 17 (1.13%) Dynamics CRM
3 11 (0.73%) Visualfiles
4 9 (0.60%) Magento
5 6 (0.40%) Dynamics NAV
6 5 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
6 5 (0.33%) Sage 200
7 4 (0.27%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 2 (0.13%) SAP Business One
9 1 (0.067%) HFM
9 1 (0.067%) Payment Gateway
9 1 (0.067%) SAP CRM
9 1 (0.067%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 232 (15.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 166 (11.04%) Amazon AWS
3 49 (3.26%) SaaS
4 46 (3.06%) Google Cloud Platform
5 27 (1.80%) Google Play
6 19 (1.26%) PaaS
7 18 (1.20%) GitHub
8 14 (0.93%) Office 365
9 10 (0.67%) Google Analytics
10 9 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
11 8 (0.53%) IaaS
12 6 (0.40%) Amazon EC2
12 6 (0.40%) Amazon S3
13 4 (0.27%) AWS CloudFormation
14 3 (0.20%) CodePlex
15 2 (0.13%) Azure Data Factory
15 2 (0.13%) Dynamics 365
16 1 (0.067%) Amazon CloudSearch
16 1 (0.067%) OneDrive
16 1 (0.067%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 49 (3.26%) Internet
2 40 (2.66%) HTTP
3 30 (2.00%) TCP/IP
4 23 (1.53%) WAN
5 21 (1.40%) Firewall
6 20 (1.33%) Ethernet
7 18 (1.20%) LAN
8 17 (1.13%) RS-232
9 15 (1.00%) DNS
10 10 (0.67%) Intranet
10 10 (0.67%) VPN
11 9 (0.60%) LDAP
11 9 (0.60%) Network Security
12 8 (0.53%) FTP
13 7 (0.47%) VoIP
14 6 (0.40%) Broadband
14 6 (0.40%) SAN
15 5 (0.33%) SMS
16 3 (0.20%) DHCP
16 3 (0.20%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 300 (19.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 263 (17.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 222 (14.77%) Data Warehouse
4 189 (12.57%) SQL Server 2008
5 179 (11.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 177 (11.78%) SQL Server 2014
7 114 (7.58%) SQL Server 2016
8 112 (7.45%) Relational Database
9 96 (6.39%) MySQL
10 90 (5.99%) SQL Server 2012
11 77 (5.12%) MongoDB
12 73 (4.86%) Big Data
13 69 (4.59%) NoSQL
14 67 (4.46%) Hadoop
15 55 (3.66%) RDBMS
16 46 (3.06%) PostgreSQL
17 45 (2.99%) SQL Server 2005
18 40 (2.66%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 40 (2.66%) Power BI
19 33 (2.20%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 139 (9.25%) Visual Studio
2 94 (6.25%) Git (software)
3 75 (4.99%) NUnit
4 70 (4.66%) Team Foundation Server
5 61 (4.06%) Subversion
6 49 (3.26%) JIRA
7 45 (2.99%) TeamCity
8 44 (2.93%) MSTest
9 34 (2.26%) Selenium
10 30 (2.00%) Moq
11 29 (1.93%) JUnit
12 23 (1.53%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 19 (1.26%) NuGet
13 19 (1.26%) Rhino Mocks
14 17 (1.13%) Microsoft Blend
14 17 (1.13%) MSI
14 17 (1.13%) WiX
15 14 (0.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 14 (0.93%) Maven
16 12 (0.80%) AccuRev
General
1 323 (21.49%) Finance
2 102 (6.79%) Marketing
3 82 (5.46%) Games
4 76 (5.06%) Retail
5 64 (4.26%) Legal
6 54 (3.59%) Manufacturing
7 42 (2.79%) Law
8 38 (2.53%) Telecoms
9 35 (2.33%) Electronics
10 29 (1.93%) Advertising
11 25 (1.66%) Banking
12 18 (1.20%) Back Office
13 7 (0.47%) Automotive
14 5 (0.33%) Local Government
15 4 (0.27%) Billing
16 3 (0.20%) Financial Institution
17 2 (0.13%) Multimedia
18 1 (0.067%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1000 (66.53%) Developer
2 510 (33.93%) .NET Developer
3 322 (21.42%) C# Developer
4 241 (16.03%) C# .NET Developer
5 229 (15.24%) SQL Developer
6 166 (11.04%) ASP.NET Developer
7 157 (10.45%) Senior Developer
8 128 (8.52%) SQL Server Developer
9 121 (8.05%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 83 (5.52%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 83 (5.52%) Junior
10 83 (5.52%) Software Developer
11 79 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
12 78 (5.19%) Senior .NET Developer
13 76 (5.06%) DBA
14 69 (4.59%) Junior Developer
15 65 (4.32%) SQL DBA
16 60 (3.99%) Architect
16 60 (3.99%) Senior C# Developer
17 53 (3.53%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 912 (60.68%) .NET
2 622 (41.38%) ASP.NET
3 370 (24.62%) HTML
4 367 (24.42%) ASP.NET MVC
5 358 (23.82%) CSS
6 329 (21.89%) jQuery
7 288 (19.16%) AngularJS
8 282 (18.76%) Web Services
9 221 (14.70%) .NET Framework
10 201 (13.37%) ASP.NET Web API
11 189 (12.57%) WCF
12 168 (11.18%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 146 (9.71%) HTML5
14 140 (9.31%) Entity Framework
15 132 (8.78%) XML
16 111 (7.39%) ASP.NET MVC 5
17 109 (7.25%) WPF
18 108 (7.19%) Node.js
19 98 (6.52%) Ajax
20 87 (5.79%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 156 (10.38%) iPad
2 98 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
3 96 (6.39%) Computer Science
4 67 (4.46%) Greenfield Project
5 65 (4.32%) Mobile App
6 60 (3.99%) Enterprise Software
7 44 (2.93%) Clustering
8 34 (2.26%) Public Cloud
9 33 (2.20%) Replication
9 33 (2.20%) User Experience
10 29 (1.93%) Data Structures
11 28 (1.86%) N-Tier
12 27 (1.80%) iPhone
13 24 (1.60%) Data Centre
14 21 (1.40%) Fintech
15 20 (1.33%) Management Information System
15 20 (1.33%) Social Network
16 19 (1.26%) Social Media
17 17 (1.13%) Industrial Internet of Things
17 17 (1.13%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 282 (18.76%) Windows
2 96 (6.39%) Linux
3 78 (5.19%) Android
3 78 (5.19%) Windows Server
4 56 (3.73%) Unix
5 43 (2.86%) Apple iOS
6 32 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
7 28 (1.86%) Windows Server 2008
8 17 (1.13%) Mac OS
8 17 (1.13%) Windows Embedded Compact
9 15 (1.00%) AIX
10 11 (0.73%) CentOS
11 7 (0.47%) Windows XP
12 6 (0.40%) Debian
12 6 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 5 (0.33%) HPUX
13 5 (0.33%) Solaris
13 5 (0.33%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 5 (0.33%) Windows 7
14 3 (0.20%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 680 (45.24%) Agile Software Development
2 571 (37.99%) MVC
3 293 (19.49%) TDD
4 276 (18.36%) Business Intelligence
5 191 (12.71%) Scrum
6 173 (11.51%) Web Application Development
7 171 (11.38%) Web Development
8 152 (10.11%) ETL
9 148 (9.85%) Software Engineering
10 133 (8.85%) OO
11 131 (8.72%) E-Commerce
12 126 (8.38%) SDLC
13 122 (8.12%) Continuous Integration
14 106 (7.05%) Dependency Injection
15 101 (6.72%) Unit Testing
16 100 (6.65%) BDD
16 100 (6.65%) Kanban
17 96 (6.39%) Multithreading
18 90 (5.99%) DevOps
19 68 (4.52%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 849 (56.49%) SQL
2 836 (55.62%) C#
3 417 (27.74%) JavaScript
4 256 (17.03%) T-SQL
5 132 (8.78%) Java
6 105 (6.99%) VB.NET
7 85 (5.66%) C++
8 61 (4.06%) Ruby
9 53 (3.53%) Python
10 49 (3.26%) Shell Script
11 47 (3.13%) PowerShell
12 39 (2.59%) VB
13 38 (2.53%) Go
13 38 (2.53%) TypeScript
14 29 (1.93%) C
15 27 (1.80%) F#
16 23 (1.53%) PHP
16 23 (1.53%) VBA
17 20 (1.33%) XAML
18 13 (0.86%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 186 (12.38%) Degree
2 48 (3.19%) Computer Science Degree
3 44 (2.93%) Microsoft Certification
4 27 (1.80%) Security Cleared
5 22 (1.46%) SC Cleared
6 17 (1.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 16 (1.06%) Cisco Certification
8 10 (0.67%) MCSE
9 9 (0.60%) CCNA
9 9 (0.60%) MCSA
10 7 (0.47%) CCNP
10 7 (0.47%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 5 (0.33%) CCSE
11 5 (0.33%) MCITP
12 4 (0.27%) ISEB
12 4 (0.27%) ISTQB
12 4 (0.27%) MCP
12 4 (0.27%) MCT
12 4 (0.27%) RHCE
12 4 (0.27%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (3.06%) QA
2 38 (2.53%) Data Quality
3 15 (1.00%) PCI DSS
3 15 (1.00%) SLA
4 12 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 11 (0.73%) ISO 9000
6 7 (0.47%) WAI
7 5 (0.33%) ISO 9001
8 3 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials
8 3 (0.20%) HIPAA
System Software
1 57 (3.79%) Active Directory
2 34 (2.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (1.33%) vSphere
4 19 (1.26%) Hyper-V
5 12 (0.80%) Docker
6 6 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (0.33%) KVM
8 4 (0.27%) Varnish
9 2 (0.13%) NDS
9 2 (0.13%) NetIQ eDirectory
9 2 (0.13%) Samba
9 2 (0.13%) Shibboleth
10 1 (0.067%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.067%) Xen
10 1 (0.067%) XenApp
10 1 (0.067%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 50 (3.33%) Opscode Chef
2 49 (3.26%) Puppet
3 43 (2.86%) Ansible
4 31 (2.06%) Kibana
5 21 (1.40%) Mesos
6 9 (0.60%) Nagios
7 7 (0.47%) EMC NetWorker
8 5 (0.33%) McAfee ePO
9 4 (0.27%) cPanel
9 4 (0.27%) Ganglia
9 4 (0.27%) Netcool
9 4 (0.27%) Plesk
9 4 (0.27%) SCOM
9 4 (0.27%) vRealize
10 3 (0.20%) logstash
10 3 (0.20%) Microsoft Clustering
10 3 (0.20%) Salt
11 2 (0.13%) Cacti
11 2 (0.13%) Failover Clustering
11 2 (0.13%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 540 (35.93%) Microsoft
2 118 (7.85%) Google
3 103 (6.85%) Oracle
4 60 (3.99%) Facebook
5 52 (3.46%) VMware
6 49 (3.26%) Sitecore
7 43 (2.86%) SAP
8 32 (2.13%) Tableau
9 28 (1.86%) Twitter
10 22 (1.46%) Cisco
10 22 (1.46%) Xamarin
11 18 (1.20%) Cognos
12 17 (1.13%) HP
13 14 (0.93%) Apple
13 14 (0.93%) Sony
13 14 (0.93%) Yahoo!
14 12 (0.80%) IBM
14 12 (0.80%) Red Hat
15 11 (0.73%) LexisNexis
16 10 (0.67%) Actian
Bolton, Lancashire
Rullion
Salary: £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £50000 per annum + flexible working
Posted: 23 hours ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Recann
Salary: £45000 - £350000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Car finance 247
Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
Reed Technology
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Greater Manchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Spring Technology
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rutherford Grant Recruitment
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Pension, Healthcare, Flexible hrs
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Modis International
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Searchability
Salary: £40000 - £48000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Health Insurance
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Modis International
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum plus excellent benefits package
Posted: Yesterday
Rochdale, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Rochdale, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Additional Benefits!
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Car finance 247
Salary: £40000 - £42500 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Greater Manchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Arden Resourcing Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum Plus Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheadle, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
I4 Recruitment
Salary: £45k - 50k per year + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Analysys Mason
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Greater Manchester
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £38000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
IT Lab
Salary: Excellent Benefits + More
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum plus excellent benefits package
Posted: 4 days ago