Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
North West > Manchester
6 months to
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 13 9 6
Rank change year-on-year -4 -3 -2
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 998 1,374 1,398
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 13.71% 17.65% 19.03%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 45.32% 51.87% 56.17%
Number of salaries quoted 937 1,235 1,300
Manchester median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £29,150 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,000 £57,500
North West median annual salary £44,250 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +10.63% - -

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 2,202 2,649 2,489
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 30.25% 34.02% 33.88%
Number of salaries quoted 1,961 2,278 2,222
Manchester median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £62,500 £60,000
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,162 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.73% +5.41% -

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 19 October 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 19 October 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 -1 53 £41,000 +9.33% 12
Wigan +12 35 £42,500 -8.11% 4
Altrincham -21 28 £45,000 +5.88% 11
Bolton -7 21 £37,500 - 10
Salford -9 20 £30,750 -23.13% 4
Bury +11 19 £47,500 +35.71% 6
Rochdale +2 17 £56,000 +21.74% 7
Ashton-under-Lyne - 11 £35,000 -
Cheadle -2 10 £40,000 - 2
Sale -11 6 £42,500 - 2
Heywood -4 3 £28,500 +46.15%
Oldham -10 2 £33,750 -10.00%
SQL Server
North West

For the 6 months to 19 October 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.

1 647 (64.83%) .NET
2 613 (61.42%) C#
3 503 (50.40%) Agile Software Development
4 450 (45.09%) SQL
5 445 (44.59%) ASP.NET
6 416 (41.68%) MVC
7 333 (33.37%) Microsoft
8 321 (32.16%) ASP.NET MVC
9 311 (31.16%) JavaScript
10 267 (26.75%) HTML
11 261 (26.15%) AngularJS
12 260 (26.05%) TDD
13 258 (25.85%) ASP.NET Web API
14 246 (24.65%) CSS
15 240 (24.05%) Microsoft Azure
16 230 (23.05%) SQL Server 2016
17 205 (20.54%) Web Application Development
18 192 (19.24%) T-SQL
19 184 (18.44%) Scrum
20 177 (17.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
21 170 (17.03%) .NET Framework
22 164 (16.43%) Continuous Integration
23 157 (15.73%) Finance
24 139 (13.93%) RESTful
24 139 (13.93%) BDD
25 132 (13.23%) NoSQL
25 132 (13.23%) Git (software)
26 130 (13.03%) ASP.NET MVC 5
27 125 (12.53%) Dependency Injection
28 124 (12.42%) Business Intelligence

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 46 (4.61%) Elasticsearch
2 28 (2.81%) IIS
3 23 (2.30%) SharePoint
4 19 (1.90%) MS Exchange
5 14 (1.40%) CMS
6 11 (1.10%) Skype for Business
7 10 (1.00%) Apache Pig
7 10 (1.00%) SharePoint Server
8 9 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2007
9 8 (0.80%) nginx
10 6 (0.60%) CloudStack
10 6 (0.60%) OpenStack
10 6 (0.60%) Sitefinity
11 5 (0.50%) Apache
11 5 (0.50%) Apache Spark
11 5 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2013
12 4 (0.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 4 (0.40%) SharePoint 2013
12 4 (0.40%) Umbraco
12 4 (0.40%) WebLogic
Applications
1 23 (2.30%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (1.20%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.10%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.10%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.10%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 15 (1.50%) Dynamics CRM
1 15 (1.50%) Dynamics NAV
2 9 (0.90%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.50%) SAP S/4HANA
4 3 (0.30%) Elite 3E
5 1 (0.10%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.10%) Magento
5 1 (0.10%) Maximo
5 1 (0.10%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.10%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.10%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.10%) Sage 200
5 1 (0.10%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.10%) SAP MII
Cloud Services
1 240 (24.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 96 (9.62%) Amazon AWS
3 28 (2.81%) Google Play
3 28 (2.81%) Office 365
4 14 (1.40%) IaaS
4 14 (1.40%) SaaS
5 10 (1.00%) NuGet
6 8 (0.80%) GitHub
6 8 (0.80%) PaaS
7 6 (0.60%) Google Cloud Platform
8 5 (0.50%) Google Analytics
9 3 (0.30%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.20%) Dynamics 365
11 1 (0.10%) Azure Data Factory
11 1 (0.10%) Boomi
11 1 (0.10%) Force.com
11 1 (0.10%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 74 (7.41%) Internet
2 26 (2.61%) Broadband
2 26 (2.61%) TCP/IP
3 22 (2.20%) Firewall
4 16 (1.60%) Skype
5 15 (1.50%) Intranet
6 14 (1.40%) HTTP
7 10 (1.00%) SSL
7 10 (1.00%) VoIP
8 9 (0.90%) DNS
8 9 (0.90%) WAN
9 8 (0.80%) VPN
10 6 (0.60%) VLAN
11 5 (0.50%) SAN
12 4 (0.40%) DHCP
12 4 (0.40%) LAN
12 4 (0.40%) Unified Communications
13 3 (0.30%) Extranet
13 3 (0.30%) VSAN
14 2 (0.20%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 230 (23.05%) SQL Server 2016
2 177 (17.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 132 (13.23%) NoSQL
4 103 (10.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 98 (9.82%) SQL Server 2008
6 94 (9.42%) MongoDB
7 88 (8.82%) Relational Database
8 81 (8.12%) SQL Server 2012
9 78 (7.82%) Data Warehouse
10 59 (5.91%) MySQL
11 54 (5.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 47 (4.71%) Power BI
13 41 (4.11%) SQL Server 2014
14 29 (2.91%) RDBMS
15 28 (2.81%) PostgreSQL
16 27 (2.71%) OLTP
17 25 (2.51%) RavenDB
17 25 (2.51%) SQL Server 2005
18 20 (2.00%) QlikView
19 19 (1.90%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 132 (13.23%) Git (software)
2 52 (5.21%) Visual Studio
3 30 (3.01%) NUnit
4 29 (2.91%) JIRA
5 25 (2.51%) Team Foundation Server
6 22 (2.20%) Bitbucket
6 22 (2.20%) Selenium
7 21 (2.10%) MSTest
8 16 (1.60%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 16 (1.60%) Subversion
9 14 (1.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 13 (1.30%) TeamCity
11 12 (1.20%) Jenkins
11 12 (1.20%) Octopus Deploy
12 11 (1.10%) Mercurial
13 10 (1.00%) CodeSonar
13 10 (1.00%) git-flow
13 10 (1.00%) Robot Framework
14 9 (0.90%) Grunt
14 9 (0.90%) Moq
General
1 157 (15.73%) Finance
2 104 (10.42%) Games
3 42 (4.21%) Marketing
4 35 (3.51%) Retail
5 27 (2.71%) Telecoms
6 14 (1.40%) Advertising
6 14 (1.40%) Law
6 14 (1.40%) Legal
6 14 (1.40%) Manufacturing
7 11 (1.10%) Automotive
8 10 (1.00%) Pharmaceutical
9 8 (0.80%) Banking
10 6 (0.60%) Back Office
11 5 (0.50%) Financial Institution
11 5 (0.50%) Publishing
12 4 (0.40%) Local Government
13 1 (0.10%) Billing
13 1 (0.10%) Dutch Language
13 1 (0.10%) French Language
13 1 (0.10%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 687 (68.84%) Developer
2 423 (42.38%) .NET Developer
3 267 (26.75%) C# Developer
4 212 (21.24%) C# .NET Developer
5 100 (10.02%) ASP.NET Developer
6 94 (9.42%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 88 (8.82%) SQL Developer
8 80 (8.02%) DBA
9 77 (7.72%) Senior Developer
10 75 (7.52%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 66 (6.61%) SQL DBA
12 57 (5.71%) Software Developer
13 51 (5.11%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 50 (5.01%) Lead Developer
14 50 (5.01%) WPF Developer
15 49 (4.91%) Administrator
15 49 (4.91%) C# WPF Developer
16 45 (4.51%) Analyst
17 39 (3.91%) Web Developer
18 34 (3.41%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 647 (64.83%) .NET
2 445 (44.59%) ASP.NET
3 321 (32.16%) ASP.NET MVC
4 267 (26.75%) HTML
5 261 (26.15%) AngularJS
6 258 (25.85%) ASP.NET Web API
7 246 (24.65%) CSS
8 170 (17.03%) .NET Framework
9 139 (13.93%) RESTful
10 130 (13.03%) ASP.NET MVC 5
11 117 (11.72%) WCF
12 98 (9.82%) .NET Core
13 95 (9.52%) Entity Framework
14 94 (9.42%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 93 (9.32%) Node.js
16 87 (8.72%) HTML5
17 79 (7.92%) WPF
18 68 (6.81%) KnockoutJS
19 60 (6.01%) jQuery
19 60 (6.01%) React
Miscellaneous
1 121 (12.12%) Greenfield Project
2 61 (6.11%) Analytical Skills
3 44 (4.41%) Computer Science
4 40 (4.01%) Enterprise Software
4 40 (4.01%) Fintech
5 38 (3.81%) User Experience
6 30 (3.01%) Mobile App
7 28 (2.81%) Replication
8 26 (2.61%) Social Network
9 25 (2.51%) iPhone
10 23 (2.30%) Tandem
11 19 (1.90%) Self-Motivation
12 17 (1.70%) Social Media
13 16 (1.60%) BBC
13 16 (1.60%) Management Information System
14 15 (1.50%) Clustering
15 12 (1.20%) Data Structures
16 7 (0.70%) FMCG
17 6 (0.60%) Client/Server
18 5 (0.50%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 113 (11.32%) Windows
2 60 (6.01%) Android
3 41 (4.11%) Linux
4 37 (3.71%) Windows Server
5 34 (3.41%) Apple iOS
6 21 (2.10%) Windows Server 2008
7 16 (1.60%) Windows Server 2012
8 14 (1.40%) Unix
9 10 (1.00%) Mac OS X
10 9 (0.90%) Solaris
11 3 (0.30%) CentOS
11 3 (0.30%) Windows 10
11 3 (0.30%) Windows 7
11 3 (0.30%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.10%) HPUX
12 1 (0.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.10%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.10%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.10%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 503 (50.40%) Agile Software Development
2 416 (41.68%) MVC
3 260 (26.05%) TDD
4 205 (20.54%) Web Application Development
5 184 (18.44%) Scrum
6 164 (16.43%) Continuous Integration
7 139 (13.93%) BDD
8 125 (12.53%) Dependency Injection
9 124 (12.42%) Business Intelligence
10 121 (12.12%) Kanban
11 108 (10.82%) Problem-Solving
12 99 (9.92%) Web Development
13 83 (8.32%) OO
14 65 (6.51%) Performance Tuning
15 63 (6.31%) Analytics
15 63 (6.31%) Software Engineering
16 59 (5.91%) MVVM
17 55 (5.51%) ETL
17 55 (5.51%) Mentoring
18 50 (5.01%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 613 (61.42%) C#
2 450 (45.09%) SQL
3 311 (31.16%) JavaScript
4 192 (19.24%) T-SQL
5 72 (7.21%) Ruby
6 53 (5.31%) TypeScript
7 51 (5.11%) Java
8 38 (3.81%) Python
9 31 (3.11%) C++
10 29 (2.91%) PowerShell
11 27 (2.71%) PHP
12 20 (2.00%) VB.NET
13 18 (1.80%) C
14 14 (1.40%) VBA
15 11 (1.10%) Bash Shell
16 10 (1.00%) F#
16 10 (1.00%) Objective-C
16 10 (1.00%) R
16 10 (1.00%) VB
17 6 (0.60%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 115 (11.52%) Degree
2 56 (5.61%) Microsoft Certification
3 15 (1.50%) Security Cleared
4 12 (1.20%) CCNA
4 12 (1.20%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (1.20%) MCSE
5 11 (1.10%) Computer Science Degree
6 10 (1.00%) CISSP
6 10 (1.00%) CompTIA Security+
6 10 (1.00%) DV Cleared
6 10 (1.00%) GIAC
6 10 (1.00%) Linux+ Certification
6 10 (1.00%) Network+ Certification
6 10 (1.00%) SANS
6 10 (1.00%) SSCP
7 9 (0.90%) HNC
8 7 (0.70%) Master's Degree
8 7 (0.70%) Numerate Degree
8 7 (0.70%) PhD
9 6 (0.60%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (3.51%) QA
2 21 (2.10%) SLA
3 13 (1.30%) Data Quality
4 9 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.60%) GDPR
5 6 (0.60%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.30%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 27 (2.71%) Active Directory
1 27 (2.71%) Docker
2 23 (2.30%) vSphere
3 12 (1.20%) Virtual Machines
4 8 (0.80%) Hyper-V
5 6 (0.60%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (0.60%) Xen
5 6 (0.60%) XenServer
6 3 (0.30%) VMware NSX
7 2 (0.20%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (0.20%) XenApp
7 2 (0.20%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.10%) vCloud
8 1 (0.10%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.10%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.10%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 29 (2.91%) Puppet
2 19 (1.90%) Opscode Chef
3 18 (1.80%) SCCM
4 11 (1.10%) Ansible
4 11 (1.10%) Kibana
5 10 (1.00%) Salt
6 9 (0.90%) SCVMM
7 8 (0.80%) Failover Clustering
8 7 (0.70%) Backup Exec
9 4 (0.40%) cPanel
9 4 (0.40%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 3 (0.30%) Consul
10 3 (0.30%) Kubernetes
10 3 (0.30%) Packer
10 3 (0.30%) SQL Sentry
10 3 (0.30%) Terraform
11 2 (0.20%) Oracle RMAN
11 2 (0.20%) SCOrch
11 2 (0.20%) vRealize
11 2 (0.20%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 333 (33.37%) Microsoft
2 70 (7.01%) Google
3 58 (5.81%) Oracle
4 41 (4.11%) Facebook
5 35 (3.51%) Xamarin
6 27 (2.71%) Tableau
7 21 (2.10%) Twitter
8 19 (1.90%) Apple
8 19 (1.90%) SAP
9 16 (1.60%) Sony
9 16 (1.60%) Yahoo!
10 13 (1.30%) Cognos
11 12 (1.20%) VMware
12 10 (1.00%) Veeam
12 10 (1.00%) WorldPay
13 9 (0.90%) Cisco
14 8 (0.80%) RedGate
14 8 (0.80%) Telerik
15 5 (0.50%) Citrix
15 5 (0.50%) Mitel