Period
to 27 January 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 27 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
North West > Manchester
6 months to
27 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 11 19 11
Rank change year-on-year +8 -8 0
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 401 557 981
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 12.52% 10.11% 14.69%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 42.80% 36.01% 47.37%
Number of salaries quoted 473 469 1,038
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% -5.26% +11.76%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £32,500
90th Percentile £63,750 £63,000 £70,000
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 937 1,547 2,071
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 29.24% 28.07% 31.01%
Number of salaries quoted 843 1,243 1,859
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +11.76%
10th Percentile £33,750 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £75,000
North West median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 27 January 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 27 January 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 +2 17 £42,500 +6.25% 4
Stockport -9 8 £42,500 -2.30% 2
Oldham +5 6 £32,500 -7.14% 1
Bury +11 5 £47,500 - 1
Wigan -5 5 £55,000 +57.14% 3
Salford +3 4 £57,500 +21.05% 2
Altrincham +1 2 £32,500 -23.53% 2
Sale +2 1 £23,000 -45.88% 1
SQL Server
North West

For the 6 months to 27 January 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.

1 212 (52.87%) SQL
2 161 (40.15%) Azure
3 148 (36.91%) Microsoft
4 145 (36.16%) .NET
5 125 (31.17%) C#
6 108 (26.93%) JavaScript
7 101 (25.19%) Agile Software Development
8 95 (23.69%) MVC
9 88 (21.95%) Business Intelligence
10 84 (20.95%) Windows
11 72 (17.96%) ASP.NET
11 72 (17.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 70 (17.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 69 (17.21%) DevOps
14 68 (16.96%) T-SQL
14 68 (16.96%) React
14 68 (16.96%) .NET Core
15 59 (14.71%) AngularJS
16 57 (14.21%) HTML
16 57 (14.21%) Windows Server
17 55 (13.72%) jQuery
18 53 (13.22%) AWS
18 53 (13.22%) Data Warehouse
18 53 (13.22%) Power Platform
19 52 (12.97%) CSS
19 52 (12.97%) Git (software)
20 50 (12.47%) Analytical Skills
20 50 (12.47%) Power BI
21 48 (11.97%) Linux
21 48 (11.97%) Software Engineering

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 31 (7.73%) IIS
2 18 (4.49%) MS Exchange
3 12 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2010
4 11 (2.74%) CMS
4 11 (2.74%) EPiServer
4 11 (2.74%) Sitecore CMS
4 11 (2.74%) Umbraco
5 10 (2.49%) Exchange Server 2013
5 10 (2.49%) Kentico
5 10 (2.49%) WordPress
6 7 (1.75%) Apache
6 7 (1.75%) Apache Spark
6 7 (1.75%) BizTalk Server
7 5 (1.25%) Apache Synapse
7 5 (1.25%) SharePoint
8 4 (1.00%) Confluence
8 4 (1.00%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.25%) Content Management Server
9 1 (0.25%) nginx
9 1 (0.25%) WebSphere
Applications
1 16 (3.99%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (1.75%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.75%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.25%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 10 (2.49%) nopCommerce
2 6 (1.50%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (1.50%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.75%) Elite 3E
4 1 (0.25%) FLEXCUBE
4 1 (0.25%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 161 (40.15%) Azure
2 53 (13.22%) AWS
2 53 (13.22%) Power Platform
3 30 (7.48%) SaaS
3 30 (7.48%) Serverless
4 17 (4.24%) Office 365
5 16 (3.99%) Azure Data Factory
6 14 (3.49%) Azure Functions
7 13 (3.24%) AWS Lambda
7 13 (3.24%) IaaS
8 10 (2.49%) PaaS
9 8 (2.00%) Cloud Computing
10 7 (1.75%) Azure Active Directory
11 6 (1.50%) GitHub
12 5 (1.25%) Amazon Kinesis
12 5 (1.25%) Boomi
13 4 (1.00%) Dynamics 365
14 3 (0.75%) NuGet
15 2 (0.50%) Power Automate
15 2 (0.50%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 31 (7.73%) DNS
2 29 (7.23%) DHCP
3 19 (4.74%) Firewall
4 18 (4.49%) Network Security
5 16 (3.99%) VoIP
6 10 (2.49%) Unified Communications
7 7 (1.75%) VPN
7 7 (1.75%) WAN
8 6 (1.50%) SAN
9 3 (0.75%) Extranet
9 3 (0.75%) Internet
9 3 (0.75%) IP Telephony
9 3 (0.75%) LAN
9 3 (0.75%) MPLS
9 3 (0.75%) VLAN
10 2 (0.50%) Skype
10 2 (0.50%) TCP/IP
10 2 (0.50%) Wi-Fi
11 1 (0.25%) HTTP
11 1 (0.25%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (17.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 70 (17.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 53 (13.22%) Data Warehouse
4 50 (12.47%) Power BI
5 37 (9.23%) MySQL
6 34 (8.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 33 (8.23%) MongoDB
8 32 (7.98%) Azure SQL Database
9 29 (7.23%) Relational Database
10 26 (6.48%) NoSQL
11 23 (5.74%) Cosmos DB
12 22 (5.49%) Data Lake
12 22 (5.49%) SQL Server 2019
13 19 (4.74%) SQL Server 2012
14 16 (3.99%) Amazon Redshift
15 15 (3.74%) PostgreSQL
16 14 (3.49%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
17 12 (2.99%) BusinessObjects
17 12 (2.99%) Oracle Reports
18 11 (2.74%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 52 (12.97%) Git (software)
2 36 (8.98%) Visual Studio
3 17 (4.24%) JIRA
4 10 (2.49%) Bitbucket
5 9 (2.24%) MSTest
5 9 (2.24%) Selenium
6 8 (2.00%) Oracle APEX
7 7 (1.75%) git-flow
7 7 (1.75%) JMeter
7 7 (1.75%) Katalon Studio
8 5 (1.25%) GitLab
9 4 (1.00%) Jenkins
10 3 (0.75%) AccuRev
10 3 (0.75%) Octopus Deploy
10 3 (0.75%) TeamCity
11 2 (0.50%) Cypress.io
11 2 (0.50%) Postman
11 2 (0.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 2 (0.50%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (0.50%) WebDriver
General
1 34 (8.48%) Finance
2 33 (8.23%) Law
3 15 (3.74%) Retail
4 13 (3.24%) Marketing
5 12 (2.99%) Public Sector
6 11 (2.74%) Telecoms
7 9 (2.24%) Back Office
8 8 (2.00%) Banking
9 7 (1.75%) Financial Institution
10 6 (1.50%) Manufacturing
11 4 (1.00%) Games
11 4 (1.00%) Legal
11 4 (1.00%) Local Government
12 3 (0.75%) Electronics
12 3 (0.75%) Social Housing
13 1 (0.25%) Billing
13 1 (0.25%) General Ledger
13 1 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 184 (45.89%) Developer
2 59 (14.71%) .NET Developer
3 56 (13.97%) Software Developer
4 45 (11.22%) DBA
5 39 (9.73%) SQL DBA
6 35 (8.73%) C# Developer
7 34 (8.48%) Senior Developer
8 28 (6.98%) Full Stack Developer
8 28 (6.98%) PHP Developer
9 27 (6.73%) SQL Server DBA
10 26 (6.48%) C# .NET Developer
10 26 (6.48%) JavaScript Developer
11 23 (5.74%) Data Engineer
12 22 (5.49%) Analyst
13 21 (5.24%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 19 (4.74%) IT Engineer
15 18 (4.49%) SQL Developer
16 17 (4.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 17 (4.24%) Software Engineer
17 16 (3.99%) .NET Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 145 (36.16%) .NET
2 72 (17.96%) ASP.NET
3 68 (16.96%) .NET Core
3 68 (16.96%) React
4 59 (14.71%) AngularJS
5 57 (14.21%) HTML
6 55 (13.72%) jQuery
7 52 (12.97%) CSS
8 45 (11.22%) .NET Framework
9 41 (10.22%) REST
10 39 (9.73%) Node.js
11 31 (7.73%) ASP.NET Web API
12 28 (6.98%) Kafka
13 25 (6.23%) Web Services
14 24 (5.99%) Symfony
15 23 (5.74%) ASP.NET MVC
16 22 (5.49%) ASP.NET Core
16 22 (5.49%) Entity Framework
17 21 (5.24%) Blazor
18 18 (4.49%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 50 (12.47%) Analytical Skills
2 38 (9.48%) Replication
3 32 (7.98%) Clustering
4 28 (6.98%) Greenfield Project
5 19 (4.74%) User Experience
6 13 (3.24%) Enterprise Software
7 12 (2.99%) NHS
8 10 (2.49%) Mobile App
9 7 (1.75%) Client/Server
9 7 (1.75%) Self-Motivation
10 5 (1.25%) Data Structures
11 3 (0.75%) Analytical Mindset
11 3 (0.75%) Data Centre
11 3 (0.75%) FMCG
11 3 (0.75%) Podcast
12 2 (0.50%) Driving Licence
12 2 (0.50%) Video Conferencing
12 2 (0.50%) Wiki
13 1 (0.25%) Management Information System
13 1 (0.25%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 84 (20.95%) Windows
2 57 (14.21%) Windows Server
3 48 (11.97%) Linux
4 11 (2.74%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (1.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (1.25%) Windows Server 2016
7 2 (0.50%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.25%) Android
8 1 (0.25%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.25%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (25.19%) Agile Software Development
2 95 (23.69%) MVC
3 88 (21.95%) Business Intelligence
4 69 (17.21%) DevOps
5 48 (11.97%) Software Engineering
6 47 (11.72%) Microservices
7 40 (9.98%) Problem-Solving
8 38 (9.48%) ETL
9 37 (9.23%) Performance Tuning
10 34 (8.48%) Change Management
11 33 (8.23%) OOP
12 31 (7.73%) Continuous Integration
12 31 (7.73%) TDD
13 25 (6.23%) Front End Development
14 24 (5.99%) OO
15 22 (5.49%) Mentoring
16 21 (5.24%) User Acceptance Testing
16 21 (5.24%) Visualisation
17 20 (4.99%) Computer Science
17 20 (4.99%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 212 (52.87%) SQL
2 125 (31.17%) C#
3 108 (26.93%) JavaScript
4 68 (16.96%) T-SQL
5 37 (9.23%) PowerShell
6 28 (6.98%) PHP
7 26 (6.48%) Go
8 23 (5.74%) Python
9 14 (3.49%) PL/SQL
10 7 (1.75%) Java
10 7 (1.75%) TypeScript
11 4 (1.00%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 3 (0.75%) Erlang
12 3 (0.75%) VB
13 2 (0.50%) ActionScript
13 2 (0.50%) ActionScript 2.0
13 2 (0.50%) U-SQL
13 2 (0.50%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.25%) Apple Swift
14 1 (0.25%) HiveQL
Qualifications
1 31 (7.73%) Degree
2 19 (4.74%) Computer Science Degree
2 19 (4.74%) Microsoft Certification
3 12 (2.99%) CCNA
3 12 (2.99%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (2.24%) MCP
4 9 (2.24%) Microsoft Certified Architect
4 9 (2.24%) Security Cleared
4 9 (2.24%) SSCP
5 8 (2.00%) MCSA
5 8 (2.00%) MCSE
5 8 (2.00%) SC Cleared
6 7 (1.75%) BPSS Clearance
7 5 (1.25%) MCTS
8 3 (0.75%) HP AIS
8 3 (0.75%) HP ASE
8 3 (0.75%) HP MASE
8 3 (0.75%) JNCIS
8 3 (0.75%) MCITP
8 3 (0.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (4.49%) QA
2 12 (2.99%) Data Quality
3 10 (2.49%) WAI
4 6 (1.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (1.25%) GDPR
5 5 (1.25%) SLA
6 1 (0.25%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 37 (9.23%) Active Directory
1 37 (9.23%) Docker
2 15 (3.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (3.49%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.75%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (0.75%) vSphere
5 2 (0.50%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.25%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 27 (6.73%) Failover Clustering
2 18 (4.49%) Terraform
3 10 (2.49%) Kubernetes
4 7 (1.75%) WSUS
5 5 (1.25%) Microsoft Intune
6 3 (0.75%) Microsoft Clustering
6 3 (0.75%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 1 (0.25%) CA Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.25%) Grafana
7 1 (0.25%) Graylog
7 1 (0.25%) HAProxy
7 1 (0.25%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.25%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (0.25%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.25%) Prometheus
7 1 (0.25%) Puppet
7 1 (0.25%) Rancher
7 1 (0.25%) SCCM
7 1 (0.25%) SCOM
7 1 (0.25%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 148 (36.91%) Microsoft
2 27 (6.73%) Oracle
2 27 (6.73%) VMware
3 24 (5.99%) Zend
4 14 (3.49%) Cisco
5 13 (3.24%) Databricks
6 11 (2.74%) Sitecore
7 10 (2.49%) SAP
8 8 (2.00%) Cognos
8 8 (2.00%) Veeam
9 7 (1.75%) Intel
10 6 (1.50%) Citrix
10 6 (1.50%) NetApp
11 4 (1.00%) Avaya
11 4 (1.00%) Dell
11 4 (1.00%) LexisNexis
11 4 (1.00%) MuleSoft
12 3 (0.75%) Aderant
12 3 (0.75%) Brocade
12 3 (0.75%) Intapp