Period
to 13 April 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 13 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
North West > Manchester
6 months to
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 13 18 11
Rank change year-on-year +5 -7 +2
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 442 508 848
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 11.91% 10.35% 13.60%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 43.85% 36.65% 43.31%
Number of salaries quoted 405 399 774
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £37,500 £38,500 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £48,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -1.04% +6.67% +5.88%
75th Percentile £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
90th Percentile £69,500 £66,250 £68,750
North West median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%

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 1,008 1,386 1,958
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 27.16% 28.25% 31.40%
Number of salaries quoted 907 1,118 1,641
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £40,000 £37,500 £35,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year - +11.11% +5.88%
75th Percentile £62,500 £60,654 £60,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £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 13 April 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 13 April 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 +7 26 £42,500 -5.56% 3
Altrincham +3 7 £42,500 +21.43%
Stockport -7 6 £51,500 +28.75% 4
Oldham +5 5 £32,500 +25.00% 1
Bury -2 5 £34,500 +42.27%
Cheadle +7 3 £52,500 +5.00% 1
Sale +1 1 £23,000 -45.88% 1
Salford -2 1 £40,000 -16.67% 9
Wigan -3 1 £52,500 +50.00% 2
SQL Server
North West

For the 6 months to 13 April 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.

1 241 (54.52%) SQL
2 179 (40.50%) Azure
3 154 (34.84%) .NET
4 129 (29.19%) Microsoft
5 128 (28.96%) C#
6 123 (27.83%) JavaScript
7 115 (26.02%) MVC
8 110 (24.89%) Agile Software Development
9 105 (23.76%) Business Intelligence
10 88 (19.91%) T-SQL
11 86 (19.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 85 (19.23%) Windows
13 83 (18.78%) DevOps
14 81 (18.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 79 (17.87%) AWS
16 75 (16.97%) jQuery
17 72 (16.29%) React
18 66 (14.93%) Data Warehouse
18 66 (14.93%) AngularJS
18 66 (14.93%) Microservices
19 65 (14.71%) Git (software)
19 65 (14.71%) ASP.NET
20 62 (14.03%) .NET Core
20 62 (14.03%) Power Platform
21 61 (13.80%) Power BI
21 61 (13.80%) Windows Server
22 57 (12.90%) MySQL
22 57 (12.90%) .NET Framework
23 56 (12.67%) Node.js
24 54 (12.22%) HTML

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 32 (7.24%) IIS
2 18 (4.07%) MS Exchange
3 15 (3.39%) BizTalk Server
4 13 (2.94%) CMS
4 13 (2.94%) EPiServer
5 12 (2.71%) Exchange Server 2013
6 11 (2.49%) Apache Spark
7 10 (2.26%) Kentico
7 10 (2.26%) Sitecore CMS
7 10 (2.26%) Umbraco
7 10 (2.26%) WordPress
8 7 (1.58%) Confluence
8 7 (1.58%) SharePoint
9 5 (1.13%) Apache
9 5 (1.13%) SharePoint 2013
10 4 (0.90%) Apache Synapse
10 4 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2010
10 4 (0.90%) Oracle Workflow
11 3 (0.68%) Elasticsearch
12 1 (0.23%) nginx
Applications
1 24 (5.43%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (2.49%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.68%) Acrobat
4 2 (0.45%) SOLIDWORKS
5 1 (0.23%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 10 (2.26%) nopCommerce
2 7 (1.58%) Dynamics AX
2 7 (1.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.58%) Elite 3E
3 3 (0.68%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.23%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.23%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 179 (40.50%) Azure
2 79 (17.87%) AWS
3 62 (14.03%) Power Platform
4 35 (7.92%) SaaS
4 35 (7.92%) Serverless
5 25 (5.66%) Microsoft 365
6 22 (4.98%) Azure Data Factory
7 16 (3.62%) IaaS
8 15 (3.39%) AWS Lambda
8 15 (3.39%) PaaS
9 14 (3.17%) Azure Functions
10 12 (2.71%) Matillion
11 7 (1.58%) Cloud Computing
12 5 (1.13%) Dynamics 365
13 4 (0.90%) Amazon Kinesis
13 4 (0.90%) Azure Active Directory
14 3 (0.68%) GCP
15 2 (0.45%) Amazon SQS
15 2 (0.45%) GitHub
15 2 (0.45%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 25 (5.66%) DHCP
1 25 (5.66%) DNS
2 13 (2.94%) Network Security
3 12 (2.71%) Firewall
4 10 (2.26%) VoIP
5 7 (1.58%) SAN
6 6 (1.36%) Remote Desktop
6 6 (1.36%) Wireless
7 5 (1.13%) Internet
7 5 (1.13%) NAS
7 5 (1.13%) Skype
8 4 (0.90%) Unified Communications
8 4 (0.90%) WAN
9 3 (0.68%) Extranet
9 3 (0.68%) MPLS
10 2 (0.45%) LAN
10 2 (0.45%) VPN
11 1 (0.23%) HTTP
11 1 (0.23%) Kerberos
11 1 (0.23%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (19.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 81 (18.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 66 (14.93%) Data Warehouse
4 61 (13.80%) Power BI
5 57 (12.90%) MySQL
6 43 (9.73%) MongoDB
6 43 (9.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 33 (7.47%) Azure SQL Database
7 33 (7.47%) NoSQL
8 27 (6.11%) SQL Server 2016
9 25 (5.66%) Data Lake
10 24 (5.43%) Cosmos DB
11 20 (4.52%) Relational Database
12 17 (3.85%) Amazon Redshift
13 15 (3.39%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
13 15 (3.39%) SQL Server 2012
14 13 (2.94%) SQL Server 2019
15 11 (2.49%) Hadoop
15 11 (2.49%) OLTP
15 11 (2.49%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 65 (14.71%) Git (software)
2 36 (8.14%) Visual Studio
3 19 (4.30%) MSTest
4 14 (3.17%) Bitbucket
4 14 (3.17%) JIRA
4 14 (3.17%) Selenium
5 12 (2.71%) JMeter
5 12 (2.71%) Katalon Studio
6 10 (2.26%) git-flow
7 7 (1.58%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (1.36%) Jenkins
9 5 (1.13%) GitLab
10 4 (0.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 4 (0.90%) Cypress.io
10 4 (0.90%) Octopus Deploy
11 3 (0.68%) AccuRev
11 3 (0.68%) Oracle APEX
11 3 (0.68%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 2 (0.45%) Jasmine
12 2 (0.45%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 39 (8.82%) Law
2 38 (8.60%) Finance
3 14 (3.17%) Retail
4 11 (2.49%) Public Sector
5 9 (2.04%) Marketing
6 8 (1.81%) Back Office
6 8 (1.81%) Legal
7 7 (1.58%) Telecoms
8 4 (0.90%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.45%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.45%) Games
9 2 (0.45%) Housing Association
10 1 (0.23%) Advertising
10 1 (0.23%) Automotive
10 1 (0.23%) Banking
10 1 (0.23%) Billing
10 1 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 226 (51.13%) Developer
2 71 (16.06%) .NET Developer
3 62 (14.03%) Software Developer
4 49 (11.09%) Senior Developer
5 44 (9.95%) SQL Developer
6 41 (9.28%) PHP Developer
7 38 (8.60%) DBA
8 35 (7.92%) JavaScript Developer
9 32 (7.24%) SQL DBA
10 30 (6.79%) Data Engineer
11 26 (5.88%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 24 (5.43%) C# Developer
13 23 (5.20%) Analyst
14 22 (4.98%) Full Stack Developer
15 19 (4.30%) C# .NET Developer
15 19 (4.30%) SQL Server Developer
16 18 (4.07%) SQL Server DBA
17 17 (3.85%) Azure Engineer
17 17 (3.85%) Support Engineer
18 16 (3.62%) Senior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 154 (34.84%) .NET
2 75 (16.97%) jQuery
3 72 (16.29%) React
4 66 (14.93%) AngularJS
5 65 (14.71%) ASP.NET
6 62 (14.03%) .NET Core
7 57 (12.90%) .NET Framework
8 56 (12.67%) Node.js
9 54 (12.22%) HTML
10 51 (11.54%) REST
11 50 (11.31%) CSS
12 41 (9.28%) Kafka
13 38 (8.60%) ASP.NET Web API
14 37 (8.37%) Symfony
15 32 (7.24%) Web Services
16 25 (5.66%) RESTful
17 21 (4.75%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 20 (4.52%) ASP.NET MVC
19 19 (4.30%) XML
20 18 (4.07%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 45 (10.18%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (7.24%) Replication
3 24 (5.43%) Greenfield Project
4 22 (4.98%) Clustering
5 17 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
5 17 (3.85%) User Experience
6 12 (2.71%) Data Structures
6 12 (2.71%) NHS
7 11 (2.49%) Mobile App
7 11 (2.49%) Self-Motivation
8 7 (1.58%) Client/Server
9 5 (1.13%) Data Centre
9 5 (1.13%) iPad
9 5 (1.13%) iPhone
10 3 (0.68%) FMCG
10 3 (0.68%) Wiki
11 2 (0.45%) Driving Licence
11 2 (0.45%) Podcast
11 2 (0.45%) Video Conferencing
12 1 (0.23%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 85 (19.23%) Windows
2 61 (13.80%) Windows Server
3 52 (11.76%) Linux
4 12 (2.71%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (1.81%) Windows Server 2016
6 7 (1.58%) Android
7 5 (1.13%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (1.13%) Windows Server 2019
8 3 (0.68%) Windows 10
9 2 (0.45%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.45%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (26.02%) MVC
2 110 (24.89%) Agile Software Development
3 105 (23.76%) Business Intelligence
4 83 (18.78%) DevOps
5 66 (14.93%) Microservices
6 48 (10.86%) ETL
7 42 (9.50%) Software Engineering
8 40 (9.05%) OOP
9 37 (8.37%) TDD
10 34 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
10 34 (7.69%) Problem-Solving
11 31 (7.01%) Analytics
12 30 (6.79%) Scrum
12 30 (6.79%) SOLID
13 28 (6.33%) Continuous Integration
13 28 (6.33%) Data Science
13 28 (6.33%) Mentoring
14 27 (6.11%) Visualisation
15 24 (5.43%) SDLC
15 24 (5.43%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 241 (54.52%) SQL
2 128 (28.96%) C#
3 123 (27.83%) JavaScript
4 88 (19.91%) T-SQL
5 43 (9.73%) PowerShell
6 42 (9.50%) Go
7 41 (9.28%) PHP
8 25 (5.66%) Python
9 13 (2.94%) TypeScript
10 12 (2.71%) Java
11 10 (2.26%) VB
12 6 (1.36%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 6 (1.36%) PL/SQL
13 4 (0.90%) VB.NET
13 4 (0.90%) XPath
14 3 (0.68%) Erlang
14 3 (0.68%) VBA
15 2 (0.45%) ActionScript
15 2 (0.45%) ActionScript 2.0
15 2 (0.45%) HiveQL
Qualifications
1 24 (5.43%) Degree
2 14 (3.17%) Computer Science Degree
3 11 (2.49%) Microsoft Certification
3 11 (2.49%) SC Cleared
3 11 (2.49%) Security Cleared
4 7 (1.58%) BPSS Clearance
5 6 (1.36%) MCSA
5 6 (1.36%) MCSE
5 6 (1.36%) MCTS
6 4 (0.90%) CCNA
6 4 (0.90%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (0.90%) MCP
6 4 (0.90%) Microsoft Certified Architect
6 4 (0.90%) SSCP
7 2 (0.45%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.23%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.23%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.23%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (8.14%) QA
2 17 (3.85%) Data Quality
3 10 (2.26%) WAI
4 7 (1.58%) GDPR
5 3 (0.68%) SLA
System Software
1 43 (9.73%) Docker
2 40 (9.05%) Active Directory
3 11 (2.49%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (2.26%) Hyper-V
5 7 (1.58%) vSphere
6 2 (0.45%) HDFS
6 2 (0.45%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 23 (5.20%) Terraform
2 18 (4.07%) Failover Clustering
3 7 (1.58%) WSUS
4 5 (1.13%) FortiGate
4 5 (1.13%) HP Fortify
4 5 (1.13%) Kubernetes
4 5 (1.13%) Puppet
4 5 (1.13%) SCCM
4 5 (1.13%) ServiceCenter
5 4 (0.90%) Microsoft Clustering
5 4 (0.90%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.23%) Ansible
6 1 (0.23%) CA Wily
6 1 (0.23%) HAProxy
6 1 (0.23%) Netcool
6 1 (0.23%) OpenView
6 1 (0.23%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.23%) Rancher
6 1 (0.23%) SCOM
6 1 (0.23%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 129 (29.19%) Microsoft
2 37 (8.37%) Zend
3 25 (5.66%) Oracle
4 18 (4.07%) VMware
5 13 (2.94%) Databricks
6 11 (2.49%) Cisco
6 11 (2.49%) HP
7 10 (2.26%) Sitecore
8 7 (1.58%) Atlassian
8 7 (1.58%) Citrix
8 7 (1.58%) Cognos
8 7 (1.58%) Intel
9 6 (1.36%) Dell
10 5 (1.13%) AppDynamics
10 5 (1.13%) NetApp
10 5 (1.13%) Polycom
10 5 (1.13%) Proofpoint
10 5 (1.13%) SAP
10 5 (1.13%) Sophos
11 4 (0.90%) Salesforce.com