Period
to 29 March 2020

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 29 March 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
North West > Manchester
6 months to
29 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 20 11 13
Rank change year-on-year -9 +2 -6
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 508 877 1,077
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 9.96% 13.91% 14.60%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 35.67% 44.41% 43.53%
Number of salaries quoted 408 899 1,060
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £66,250 £70,000 £65,000
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%

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 1,424 1,975 2,474
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 27.91% 31.32% 33.53%
Number of salaries quoted 1,134 1,675 2,139
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £28,000
90th Percentile £72,994 £75,000 £65,000
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%

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 29 March 2020.

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 29 March 2020. 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 +5 50 £40,000 -5.88% 15
Salford +7 18 £43,750 -5.91% 5
Bolton -5 17 £45,000 +2.86% 4
Rochdale +1 12 £43,404 -11.42%
Altrincham 0 8 £37,500 -16.67% 1
Sale +1 7 £42,500 +13.33% 5
Bury 0 7 £24,250 -48.95% 2
Cheadle -11 3 £50,000 +42.86% 2
Oldham -3 2 £26,000 -25.71%
Wigan -3 2 £35,000 -3.45% 3
SQL Server
North West

For the 6 months to 29 March 2020, 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.

1 268 (52.76%) SQL
2 244 (48.03%) .NET
3 239 (47.05%) C#
4 202 (39.76%) Microsoft
5 193 (37.99%) Agile Software Development
6 175 (34.45%) Azure
7 160 (31.50%) ASP.NET
8 147 (28.94%) MVC
9 117 (23.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 114 (22.44%) Business Intelligence
11 112 (22.05%) JavaScript
12 103 (20.28%) ASP.NET MVC
13 91 (17.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 86 (16.93%) Windows
15 83 (16.34%) Finance
16 81 (15.94%) T-SQL
16 81 (15.94%) AngularJS
17 74 (14.57%) Data Warehouse
18 72 (14.17%) CSS
18 72 (14.17%) .NET Framework
19 70 (13.78%) ASP.NET Web API
19 70 (13.78%) Problem-Solving
20 69 (13.58%) DevOps
21 68 (13.39%) TDD
22 67 (13.19%) HTML
23 64 (12.60%) Power Platform
24 63 (12.40%) .NET Core
24 63 (12.40%) Power BI
25 61 (12.01%) ETL
25 61 (12.01%) 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 37 (7.28%) IIS
2 22 (4.33%) SharePoint
3 18 (3.54%) MS Exchange
4 10 (1.97%) Elasticsearch
5 9 (1.77%) Exchange Server 2010
6 8 (1.57%) CMS
6 8 (1.57%) Skype for Business
7 7 (1.38%) Apache Spark
8 6 (1.18%) BizTalk Server
8 6 (1.18%) Confluence
8 6 (1.18%) EPiServer
8 6 (1.18%) OpenStack
9 5 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2013
10 4 (0.79%) Apache
10 4 (0.79%) SAS
10 4 (0.79%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.39%) nginx
11 2 (0.39%) Umbraco
12 1 (0.20%) Mule
12 1 (0.20%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 16 (3.15%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (2.17%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (1.18%) Chatbot
4 3 (0.59%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (2.17%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (1.57%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (1.38%) Elite 3E
4 4 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.79%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.39%) Aareon QL
6 1 (0.20%) Dynamics GP
6 1 (0.20%) Sage 200
6 1 (0.20%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 175 (34.45%) Azure
2 64 (12.60%) Power Platform
3 53 (10.43%) AWS
4 28 (5.51%) IaaS
5 26 (5.12%) Office 365
5 26 (5.12%) PaaS
6 17 (3.35%) Dynamics 365
6 17 (3.35%) SaaS
7 14 (2.76%) GCP
8 11 (2.17%) Azure Active Directory
9 10 (1.97%) Amazon CloudSearch
9 10 (1.97%) Amazon EC2
10 6 (1.18%) IBM Cloud
10 6 (1.18%) Slack
11 5 (0.98%) Azure Data Factory
12 4 (0.79%) Serverless
13 3 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
14 2 (0.39%) Amazon S3
15 1 (0.20%) Azure Functions
15 1 (0.20%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 36 (7.09%) Firewall
2 25 (4.92%) SAN
3 16 (3.15%) VPN
4 11 (2.17%) TCP/IP
5 10 (1.97%) VoIP
6 9 (1.77%) DHCP
6 9 (1.77%) DNS
6 9 (1.77%) Internet
6 9 (1.77%) MPLS
6 9 (1.77%) Wireless
7 8 (1.57%) LAN
7 8 (1.57%) WAN
8 6 (1.18%) NAS
8 6 (1.18%) Skype
9 5 (0.98%) Unified Communications
9 5 (0.98%) Wi-Fi
10 4 (0.79%) FTP
10 4 (0.79%) IP Telephony
10 4 (0.79%) iSCSI
10 4 (0.79%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 117 (23.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 91 (17.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 74 (14.57%) Data Warehouse
4 63 (12.40%) Power BI
5 61 (12.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 32 (6.30%) MongoDB
7 30 (5.91%) SQL Server 2008
8 29 (5.71%) NoSQL
9 22 (4.33%) SQL Server 2012
9 22 (4.33%) SQL Server 2016
10 20 (3.94%) MySQL
11 19 (3.74%) Relational Database
12 18 (3.54%) Big Data
12 18 (3.54%) PostgreSQL
13 14 (2.76%) BusinessObjects
14 13 (2.56%) OLAP
15 12 (2.36%) Oracle ODI
16 11 (2.17%) Amazon RDS
16 11 (2.17%) MS Access
16 11 (2.17%) PowerPivot
Development Applications
1 27 (5.31%) Git (software)
2 26 (5.12%) Team Foundation Server
3 24 (4.72%) Visual Studio
4 22 (4.33%) JIRA
5 14 (2.76%) Jenkins
5 14 (2.76%) Selenium
6 8 (1.57%) Visual Studio Team System
7 7 (1.38%) Octopus Deploy
7 7 (1.38%) SoapUI
7 7 (1.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 6 (1.18%) TeamCity
9 5 (0.98%) IBM UrbanCode
10 4 (0.79%) Mercurial
10 4 (0.79%) NUnit
10 4 (0.79%) WebDriver
11 3 (0.59%) Artifactory
11 3 (0.59%) Eclipse
11 3 (0.59%) NetBeans
11 3 (0.59%) Postman
11 3 (0.59%) SpecFlow
General
1 83 (16.34%) Finance
2 35 (6.89%) Law
3 20 (3.94%) Legal
4 19 (3.74%) Retail
5 15 (2.95%) Manufacturing
6 14 (2.76%) Automotive
7 9 (1.77%) Marketing
8 8 (1.57%) Banking
8 8 (1.57%) Public Sector
9 7 (1.38%) Housing Association
10 5 (0.98%) Games
11 4 (0.79%) Advertising
11 4 (0.79%) Billing
12 2 (0.39%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.39%) Telecoms
13 1 (0.20%) Electronics
13 1 (0.20%) German Language
13 1 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 285 (56.10%) Developer
2 96 (18.90%) C# Developer
3 81 (15.94%) .NET Developer
4 57 (11.22%) Software Developer
5 54 (10.63%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 44 (8.66%) Senior Developer
7 38 (7.48%) C# .NET Developer
8 35 (6.89%) Architect
9 32 (6.30%) SQL Developer
10 25 (4.92%) DBA
10 25 (4.92%) Lead Developer
11 24 (4.72%) Software Engineer
12 20 (3.94%) Analyst
12 20 (3.94%) Technical Leader
13 19 (3.74%) SQL DBA
14 18 (3.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 18 (3.54%) Senior C# Developer
15 17 (3.35%) Business Intelligence Lead
15 17 (3.35%) Senior .NET Developer
16 16 (3.15%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 244 (48.03%) .NET
2 160 (31.50%) ASP.NET
3 103 (20.28%) ASP.NET MVC
4 81 (15.94%) AngularJS
5 72 (14.17%) .NET Framework
5 72 (14.17%) CSS
6 70 (13.78%) ASP.NET Web API
7 67 (13.19%) HTML
8 63 (12.40%) .NET Core
9 50 (9.84%) Web Services
10 43 (8.46%) XML
11 38 (7.48%) jQuery
12 37 (7.28%) React
13 33 (6.50%) Node.js
14 32 (6.30%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 31 (6.10%) RESTful
16 28 (5.51%) WCF
17 26 (5.12%) Entity Framework
18 25 (4.92%) REST
19 21 (4.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 42 (8.27%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (4.92%) Greenfield Project
3 20 (3.94%) Data Centre
4 18 (3.54%) Mobile App
4 18 (3.54%) User Experience
5 17 (3.35%) Clustering
5 17 (3.35%) Replication
6 14 (2.76%) Private Cloud
7 13 (2.56%) Data Structures
7 13 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
8 8 (1.57%) Self-Motivation
9 7 (1.38%) Management Information System
10 6 (1.18%) Algorithms
10 6 (1.18%) Life Science
10 6 (1.18%) Social Media
11 5 (0.98%) PKI
12 4 (0.79%) Blackberry
13 2 (0.39%) CCTV
13 2 (0.39%) Mainframe
13 2 (0.39%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 86 (16.93%) Windows
2 26 (5.12%) Windows Server
3 24 (4.72%) Linux
4 16 (3.15%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (2.17%) Unix
6 9 (1.77%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (0.98%) Windows Server 2016
8 4 (0.79%) Android
8 4 (0.79%) Mac OS
9 3 (0.59%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.39%) VME
10 2 (0.39%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.20%) Data ONTAP
11 1 (0.20%) VMS
11 1 (0.20%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.20%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 193 (37.99%) Agile Software Development
2 147 (28.94%) MVC
3 114 (22.44%) Business Intelligence
4 70 (13.78%) Problem-Solving
5 69 (13.58%) DevOps
6 68 (13.39%) TDD
7 61 (12.01%) ETL
8 60 (11.81%) Scrum
9 48 (9.45%) Analytics
10 36 (7.09%) Microservices
11 35 (6.89%) Continuous Integration
12 33 (6.50%) Data Modelling
12 33 (6.50%) Software Engineering
13 32 (6.30%) E-Commerce
14 30 (5.91%) SDLC
15 29 (5.71%) Stakeholder Management
16 27 (5.31%) Data Management
17 25 (4.92%) Data Analysis
17 25 (4.92%) Kanban
17 25 (4.92%) OO
Programming Languages
1 268 (52.76%) SQL
2 239 (47.05%) C#
3 112 (22.05%) JavaScript
4 81 (15.94%) T-SQL
5 36 (7.09%) PowerShell
6 30 (5.91%) TypeScript
7 23 (4.53%) Java
8 19 (3.74%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 16 (3.15%) VBA
10 15 (2.95%) Python
11 12 (2.36%) PL/SQL
12 11 (2.17%) PHP
13 9 (1.77%) VB.NET
14 7 (1.38%) Ruby
14 7 (1.38%) X++
14 7 (1.38%) XPath
15 6 (1.18%) VB
16 5 (0.98%) Go
17 3 (0.59%) Delphi
17 3 (0.59%) ES6
Qualifications
1 31 (6.10%) Degree
2 26 (5.12%) Microsoft Certification
3 17 (3.35%) MCTS
4 14 (2.76%) Computer Science Degree
4 14 (2.76%) MCSA
4 14 (2.76%) MCSE
5 12 (2.36%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (2.17%) CCNA
7 10 (1.97%) ITIL Certification
7 10 (1.97%) TOGAF Certification
8 4 (0.79%) Master's Degree
9 3 (0.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (0.39%) AWS Certification
10 2 (0.39%) Security Cleared
11 1 (0.20%) CCSP
11 1 (0.20%) ISEB
11 1 (0.20%) ISTQB
11 1 (0.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 1 (0.20%) NCDA
11 1 (0.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (4.53%) QA
2 22 (4.33%) GDPR
3 14 (2.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 13 (2.56%) PCI DSS
5 9 (1.77%) SLA
6 4 (0.79%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.20%) DICOM
7 1 (0.20%) HL7
7 1 (0.20%) PMO
7 1 (0.20%) Solvency II
System Software
1 57 (11.22%) Active Directory
2 40 (7.87%) Docker
3 20 (3.94%) Hyper-V
4 18 (3.54%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (1.18%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (0.98%) Firmware
6 5 (0.98%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 4 (0.79%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 4 (0.79%) XenApp
7 4 (0.79%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.39%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.20%) DFS Replication
9 1 (0.20%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.20%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 19 (3.74%) Kubernetes
2 16 (3.15%) Terraform
3 12 (2.36%) Ansible
4 11 (2.17%) Opscode Chef
4 11 (2.17%) Puppet
5 8 (1.57%) SCCM
6 7 (1.38%) Failover Clustering
6 7 (1.38%) Microsoft Clustering
7 6 (1.18%) Grafana
7 6 (1.18%) Kibana
8 5 (0.98%) Microsoft Intune
8 5 (0.98%) Tivoli
9 4 (0.79%) Norton AntiVirus
9 4 (0.79%) ZABBIX
10 3 (0.59%) WSUS
11 2 (0.39%) Salt
12 1 (0.20%) HP ALM
12 1 (0.20%) SCOM
12 1 (0.20%) SCOrch
12 1 (0.20%) WMI
Vendors
1 202 (39.76%) Microsoft
2 32 (6.30%) VMware
3 20 (3.94%) Oracle
4 15 (2.95%) IBM
5 11 (2.17%) Informatica
5 11 (2.17%) Intapp
5 11 (2.17%) WorldPay
6 10 (1.97%) Cognos
6 10 (1.97%) Xamarin
7 9 (1.77%) SAP
8 8 (1.57%) Citrix
8 8 (1.57%) Tableau
9 7 (1.38%) Cisco
9 7 (1.38%) webMethods
10 6 (1.18%) Google
10 6 (1.18%) SaltStack
10 6 (1.18%) TIBCO
11 5 (0.98%) Sonus
11 5 (0.98%) Symantec
12 4 (0.79%) Software AG