Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
North West > Manchester
6 months to
18 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 28 15 20
Rank change year-on-year -13 +5 -6
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 449 335 665
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 8.08% 13.01% 10.21%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 34.27% 41.56% 38.64%
Number of salaries quoted 385 287 552
10th Percentile £32,500 £36,250 £31,250
25th Percentile £40,000 £42,500 £36,438
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year - +11.11% -
75th Percentile £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £62,500
North West median annual salary £47,500 £48,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -1.04% +12.94% -3.41%

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 1,310 806 1,721
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 23.57% 31.30% 26.42%
Number of salaries quoted 990 713 1,405
10th Percentile £36,250 £35,000 £30,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £42,500 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £50,000 £46,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +8.70% +2.22%
75th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £58,750
90th Percentile £74,888 £70,000 £67,500
North West median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -

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 18 October 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 18 October 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
Bury +2 6 £45,000 -12.20% 5
Bolton -10 5 £37,500 -21.47% 3
Altrincham - 5 £42,500 -
Stockport -10 4 £58,250 +22.63% 8
Ashton-under-Lyne - 4 £40,000 -
Cheadle 0 2 £33,086 -17.29% 3
Wigan -1 2 £36,750 -33.18% 2
Oldham -3 1 - - 4
SQL Server
North West

For the 6 months to 18 October 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.

1 199 (44.32%) Azure
2 196 (43.65%) JavaScript
3 186 (41.43%) .NET
4 177 (39.42%) C#
5 169 (37.64%) SQL
6 143 (31.85%) Microsoft
7 128 (28.51%) Agile Software Development
8 122 (27.17%) React
9 111 (24.72%) MVC
10 110 (24.50%) MySQL
11 107 (23.83%) Full Stack Development
12 105 (23.39%) AngularJS
13 101 (22.49%) Git (software)
14 97 (21.60%) Microservices
15 90 (20.04%) DevOps
16 87 (19.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 86 (19.15%) Social Skills
18 80 (17.82%) Linux
19 79 (17.59%) Business Intelligence
20 78 (17.37%) Windows
21 72 (16.04%) AWS
22 71 (15.81%) Problem-Solving
23 70 (15.59%) OOP
24 68 (15.14%) PHP
24 68 (15.14%) Kafka
24 68 (15.14%) Software Engineering
25 65 (14.48%) Node.js
26 64 (14.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
26 64 (14.25%) Power Platform
27 63 (14.03%) Power BI

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 26 (5.79%) IIS
2 12 (2.67%) Drupal
3 10 (2.23%) Umbraco
4 9 (2.00%) CMS
4 9 (2.00%) WordPress
5 6 (1.34%) Apache Spark
5 6 (1.34%) Elasticsearch
5 6 (1.34%) MS Exchange
5 6 (1.34%) SharePoint
6 5 (1.11%) Kentico
7 4 (0.89%) Apache
7 4 (0.89%) Confluence
7 4 (0.89%) SAS
8 3 (0.67%) EPiServer
8 3 (0.67%) Sitecore CMS
9 2 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.45%) Oracle Workflow
9 2 (0.45%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.22%) ArcGIS
10 1 (0.22%) MTS
Applications
1 19 (4.23%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (2.23%) MS Visio
3 8 (1.78%) Microsoft Office
4 6 (1.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (0.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.45%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.45%) IBM Planning Analytics
3 1 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.22%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.22%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 199 (44.32%) Azure
2 72 (16.04%) AWS
3 64 (14.25%) Power Platform
4 27 (6.01%) SaaS
4 27 (6.01%) Serverless
5 18 (4.01%) Amazon SQS
6 17 (3.79%) Microsoft 365
7 16 (3.56%) Azure Service Bus
7 16 (3.56%) GCP
8 14 (3.12%) Azure Data Factory
8 14 (3.12%) IaaS
9 10 (2.23%) Azure Functions
9 10 (2.23%) GitHub
9 10 (2.23%) PaaS
10 9 (2.00%) Azure Cosmos DB
10 9 (2.00%) GitHub Actions
11 8 (1.78%) Dynamics 365
11 8 (1.78%) mabl
12 5 (1.11%) Azure Service Fabric
12 5 (1.11%) Azure Synapse Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 18 (4.01%) Internet
2 15 (3.34%) DNS
2 15 (3.34%) Remote Desktop
3 14 (3.12%) TCP/IP
4 13 (2.90%) DHCP
4 13 (2.90%) Firewall
5 11 (2.45%) Modbus
6 8 (1.78%) Network Security
7 7 (1.56%) Wi-Fi
8 6 (1.34%) IP Telephony
9 4 (0.89%) LAN
9 4 (0.89%) WAN
9 4 (0.89%) Wireless
10 3 (0.67%) Intranet
10 3 (0.67%) SAN
10 3 (0.67%) VoIP
10 3 (0.67%) VPN
11 2 (0.45%) HTTP
11 2 (0.45%) NAS
11 2 (0.45%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 110 (24.50%) MySQL
2 87 (19.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 64 (14.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 63 (14.03%) Power BI
5 57 (12.69%) Data Warehouse
6 49 (10.91%) MongoDB
7 34 (7.57%) Relational Database
8 32 (7.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 25 (5.57%) PostgreSQL
10 22 (4.90%) NoSQL
11 20 (4.45%) Tableau
12 17 (3.79%) Azure SQL Database
13 16 (3.56%) Amazon RDS
14 15 (3.34%) Amazon Aurora
15 11 (2.45%) RDBMS
15 11 (2.45%) SQL Server 2016
16 10 (2.23%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 9 (2.00%) OLAP
17 9 (2.00%) SQL Server 2014
18 8 (1.78%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 101 (22.49%) Git (software)
2 39 (8.69%) Visual Studio
3 17 (3.79%) Jenkins
4 15 (3.34%) Octopus Deploy
5 14 (3.12%) TeamCity
6 13 (2.90%) JIRA
7 9 (2.00%) Artifactory
7 9 (2.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 8 (1.78%) Selenium
9 7 (1.56%) Bitbucket
9 7 (1.56%) Team Foundation Server
10 5 (1.11%) SonarQube
11 4 (0.89%) Protractor
11 4 (0.89%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 3 (0.67%) Bower
13 2 (0.45%) GitLab
13 2 (0.45%) IBM UrbanCode
13 2 (0.45%) Subversion
13 2 (0.45%) Visual Studio Team System
14 1 (0.22%) Cucumber
General
1 86 (19.15%) Social Skills
2 63 (14.03%) Finance
3 46 (10.24%) Analytical Skills
4 22 (4.90%) Law
4 22 (4.90%) Public Sector
4 22 (4.90%) Retail
5 19 (4.23%) Legal
6 16 (3.56%) Organisational Skills
7 11 (2.45%) Banking
7 11 (2.45%) Electronics
8 9 (2.00%) Automotive
9 8 (1.78%) Presentation Skills
10 5 (1.11%) Advertising
10 5 (1.11%) Marketing
11 3 (0.67%) Billing
11 3 (0.67%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 3 (0.67%) Publishing
12 2 (0.45%) Manufacturing
13 1 (0.22%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.22%) Games
Job Titles
1 244 (54.34%) Developer
2 76 (16.93%) Software Developer
3 62 (13.81%) .NET Developer
4 55 (12.25%) Senior Developer
5 53 (11.80%) PHP Developer
6 44 (9.80%) JavaScript Developer
6 44 (9.80%) Software Engineer
7 41 (9.13%) Full Stack Developer
8 38 (8.46%) C# Developer
9 28 (6.24%) SQL Developer
10 27 (6.01%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 25 (5.57%) Senior Software Developer
12 23 (5.12%) Senior JavaScript Developer
12 23 (5.12%) Senior PHP Developer
13 19 (4.23%) Analyst
13 19 (4.23%) Architect
13 19 (4.23%) C# .NET Developer
14 18 (4.01%) Senior .NET Developer
14 18 (4.01%) Senior Software Engineer
15 17 (3.79%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 186 (41.43%) .NET
2 122 (27.17%) React
3 105 (23.39%) AngularJS
4 68 (15.14%) Kafka
5 65 (14.48%) Node.js
6 63 (14.03%) .NET Framework
7 62 (13.81%) REST
8 61 (13.59%) HTML
9 60 (13.36%) .NET Core
9 60 (13.36%) ASP.NET
9 60 (13.36%) CSS
10 59 (13.14%) jQuery
11 47 (10.47%) Symfony
12 38 (8.46%) Web Services
13 29 (6.46%) ASP.NET MVC
14 28 (6.24%) HTML5
14 28 (6.24%) RabbitMQ
14 28 (6.24%) XML
15 26 (5.79%) ASP.NET Web API
16 24 (5.35%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 32 (7.13%) Greenfield Project
2 23 (5.12%) Enterprise Software
3 19 (4.23%) Public Cloud
4 16 (3.56%) User Experience
5 12 (2.67%) Data Protection Act
6 11 (2.45%) Self-Motivation
7 10 (2.23%) Clustering
8 9 (2.00%) iPhone
9 8 (1.78%) FMCG
9 8 (1.78%) Replication
10 7 (1.56%) PKI
11 5 (1.11%) Online Gambling
12 4 (0.89%) Legacy Systems
13 3 (0.67%) Data Centre
13 3 (0.67%) Housing Association
13 3 (0.67%) Life Science
13 3 (0.67%) Linux Command Line
13 3 (0.67%) Management Information System
13 3 (0.67%) Private Cloud
14 2 (0.45%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 80 (17.82%) Linux
2 78 (17.37%) Windows
3 30 (6.68%) Windows Server
4 19 (4.23%) Unix
5 10 (2.23%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (2.00%) Windows 10
7 4 (0.89%) Windows Server 2016
8 3 (0.67%) Android
8 3 (0.67%) Windows Server 2019
9 2 (0.45%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.22%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.22%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 128 (28.51%) Agile Software Development
2 111 (24.72%) MVC
3 107 (23.83%) Full Stack Development
4 97 (21.60%) Microservices
5 90 (20.04%) DevOps
6 79 (17.59%) Business Intelligence
7 71 (15.81%) Problem-Solving
8 70 (15.59%) OOP
9 68 (15.14%) Software Engineering
10 58 (12.92%) Computer Science
11 55 (12.25%) ETL
12 46 (10.24%) Analytics
13 38 (8.46%) Scrum
14 36 (8.02%) Change Management
15 31 (6.90%) TDD
16 30 (6.68%) Data Modelling
16 30 (6.68%) OO
17 25 (5.57%) SDLC
18 24 (5.35%) Test Automation
18 24 (5.35%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 196 (43.65%) JavaScript
2 177 (39.42%) C#
3 169 (37.64%) SQL
4 68 (15.14%) PHP
5 62 (13.81%) T-SQL
6 48 (10.69%) TypeScript
7 46 (10.24%) Go
8 36 (8.02%) PowerShell
9 33 (7.35%) C++
10 27 (6.01%) Java
11 23 (5.12%) Python
12 13 (2.90%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 12 (2.67%) Ruby
14 10 (2.23%) VB
15 5 (1.11%) R
16 3 (0.67%) ES6
17 2 (0.45%) Bash Shell
17 2 (0.45%) C
17 2 (0.45%) PL/SQL
17 2 (0.45%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 50 (11.14%) Degree
2 27 (6.01%) Computer Science Degree
3 18 (4.01%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (2.67%) SC Cleared
4 12 (2.67%) Security Cleared
5 7 (1.56%) AWS Certification
5 7 (1.56%) ITIL Certification
5 7 (1.56%) MCSA
5 7 (1.56%) MCTS
6 2 (0.45%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.22%) CISSP
7 1 (0.22%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.34%) SLA
2 13 (2.90%) QA
3 8 (1.78%) Data Quality
4 7 (1.56%) GDPR
4 7 (1.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (1.34%) Cyber Essentials
5 6 (1.34%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 6 (1.34%) ISO 22301
6 3 (0.67%) Accessibility
7 1 (0.22%) SOC 2
System Software
1 56 (12.47%) Docker
2 47 (10.47%) Active Directory
3 25 (5.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (1.56%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.67%) vSphere
6 2 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.45%) XenApp
7 1 (0.22%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 14 (3.12%) Kubernetes
2 10 (2.23%) Terraform
3 9 (2.00%) SCCM
4 7 (1.56%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (0.45%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 2 (0.45%) Control-M
5 2 (0.45%) FortiGate
5 2 (0.45%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.45%) Puppet
5 2 (0.45%) ServiceCenter
6 1 (0.22%) Ansible
6 1 (0.22%) Matomo
6 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.22%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.22%) WSUS
Vendors
1 143 (31.85%) Microsoft
2 47 (10.47%) Zend
3 39 (8.69%) Oracle
4 31 (6.90%) VMware
5 23 (5.12%) Citrix
6 11 (2.45%) Xamarin
7 8 (1.78%) Databricks
7 8 (1.78%) Google
8 4 (0.89%) Cisco
8 4 (0.89%) Cognos
8 4 (0.89%) Sun
8 4 (0.89%) TOWER Software
9 3 (0.67%) Alteryx
9 3 (0.67%) HP
9 3 (0.67%) Sitecore
9 3 (0.67%) Sophos
10 2 (0.45%) Atlassian
10 2 (0.45%) Proofpoint
10 2 (0.45%) Talend
10 2 (0.45%) Veeam