Period
to 17 February 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 17 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
North West > Manchester
6 months to
17 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 13 7 5
Rank change year-on-year -6 -2 +2
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 1,121 1,502 1,306
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 15.31% 19.77% 18.71%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 46.15% 56.28% 59.63%
Number of salaries quoted 996 1,374 1,196
Manchester median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +8.97%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £63,625 £60,000 £56,250
North West median annual salary £41,125 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.81% - +3.90%

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 2,429 2,669 2,190
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 33.18% 35.12% 31.37%
Number of salaries quoted 2,079 2,329 1,907
Manchester median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +11.84%
10th Percentile £28,100 £26,250 £26,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%

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 17 February 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 17 February 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
Bolton +1 60 £37,500 -16.67% 20
Altrincham -1 55 £42,500 +6.25% 7
Stockport -12 45 £42,500 +13.33% 3
Rochdale +2 36 £38,000 -24.00% 4
Sale 0 30 £42,500 +30.77% 2
Wigan -8 14 £35,000 -12.50% 2
Oldham +2 12 £37,500 +15.38% 7
Bury -10 7 £47,500 +58.33% 1
Salford -16 5 £35,000 -12.50% 6
Cheadle -13 3 £30,000 -11.76% 5
SQL Server
North West

For the 6 months to 17 February 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.

1 738 (65.83%) .NET
2 662 (59.05%) C#
3 563 (50.22%) Agile Software Development
4 505 (45.05%) ASP.NET
5 487 (43.44%) MVC
6 456 (40.68%) SQL
7 368 (32.83%) Microsoft
8 329 (29.35%) ASP.NET MVC
9 317 (28.28%) TDD
10 280 (24.98%) JavaScript
11 271 (24.17%) .NET Framework
12 247 (22.03%) CSS
13 245 (21.86%) HTML
14 228 (20.34%) WCF
15 220 (19.63%) ASP.NET Web API
16 217 (19.36%) Finance
17 216 (19.27%) Windows
18 208 (18.55%) Web Application Development
19 207 (18.47%) AngularJS
20 205 (18.29%) Scrum
21 196 (17.48%) Microsoft Azure
21 196 (17.48%) SQL Server 2016
22 186 (16.59%) ASP.NET MVC 5
23 179 (15.97%) BDD
24 164 (14.63%) RESTful
25 159 (14.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
26 154 (13.74%) Entity Framework
27 153 (13.65%) Git (software)
28 150 (13.38%) T-SQL
29 147 (13.11%) 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 48 (4.28%) IIS
2 40 (3.57%) CMS
3 37 (3.30%) Elasticsearch
4 36 (3.21%) SharePoint
5 21 (1.87%) Apache
6 18 (1.61%) MS Exchange
6 18 (1.61%) Sitecore CMS
7 17 (1.52%) BizTalk Server
8 13 (1.16%) Umbraco
9 11 (0.98%) Skype for Business
10 9 (0.80%) EPiServer
10 9 (0.80%) SAS
11 7 (0.62%) Drupal
12 5 (0.45%) SharePoint Server
13 4 (0.36%) NetWeaver
13 4 (0.36%) Sitefinity
13 4 (0.36%) WordPress
14 3 (0.27%) Apache Spark
14 3 (0.27%) Content Management Server
15 2 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 42 (3.75%) Microsoft Excel
2 22 (1.96%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (0.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.36%) SPSS
5 3 (0.27%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.18%) S-PLUS
7 1 (0.089%) Adobe After Effects
7 1 (0.089%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.089%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (0.089%) InDesign
7 1 (0.089%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.089%) Stata
Business Applications
1 27 (2.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (1.25%) Dynamics NAV
3 12 (1.07%) Elite 3E
4 6 (0.54%) Dynamics AX
4 6 (0.54%) Workfront
5 4 (0.36%) Carpe Diem
6 2 (0.18%) Sage 200
7 1 (0.089%) Epicor Tropos
7 1 (0.089%) Fredhopper
7 1 (0.089%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.089%) SAP MII
Cloud Services
1 196 (17.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 122 (10.88%) Amazon AWS
3 39 (3.48%) Office 365
4 32 (2.85%) Google Play
5 20 (1.78%) Dynamics 365
6 14 (1.25%) SaaS
7 13 (1.16%) Google Cloud Platform
8 11 (0.98%) IaaS
9 9 (0.80%) PaaS
10 6 (0.54%) Google Analytics
11 3 (0.27%) AWS CloudFormation
11 3 (0.27%) GitHub
12 2 (0.18%) Firebase
12 2 (0.18%) Serverless
13 1 (0.089%) Adobe Creative Cloud
13 1 (0.089%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 1 (0.089%) Azure Machine Learning
13 1 (0.089%) iPaaS
13 1 (0.089%) npm
13 1 (0.089%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 31 (2.77%) Internet
2 24 (2.14%) SAN
3 22 (1.96%) HTTP
4 20 (1.78%) Firewall
5 19 (1.69%) WAN
6 17 (1.52%) PBX
6 17 (1.52%) Unified Communications
7 13 (1.16%) TCP/IP
7 13 (1.16%) VoIP
8 11 (0.98%) LAN
9 8 (0.71%) DNS
9 8 (0.71%) Skype
9 8 (0.71%) VPN
10 5 (0.45%) FTP
10 5 (0.45%) SMTP
10 5 (0.45%) VLAN
11 4 (0.36%) Broadband
11 4 (0.36%) Intranet
11 4 (0.36%) MPLS
11 4 (0.36%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 196 (17.48%) SQL Server 2016
2 159 (14.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 131 (11.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 115 (10.26%) SQL Server 2014
5 106 (9.46%) Data Warehouse
6 99 (8.83%) MongoDB
7 96 (8.56%) NoSQL
8 93 (8.30%) SQL Server 2008
9 76 (6.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 71 (6.33%) MySQL
11 63 (5.62%) Relational Database
12 55 (4.91%) SQL Server 2012
13 49 (4.37%) Power BI
14 37 (3.30%) RavenDB
15 34 (3.03%) Big Data
16 30 (2.68%) SQL Server 2005
17 28 (2.50%) PostgreSQL
18 27 (2.41%) Oracle Database
19 23 (2.05%) Microsoft Analysis Services
20 21 (1.87%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 153 (13.65%) Git (software)
2 87 (7.76%) Visual Studio
3 69 (6.16%) Team Foundation Server
4 67 (5.98%) TeamCity
5 40 (3.57%) NUnit
5 40 (3.57%) Subversion
6 30 (2.68%) JIRA
7 28 (2.50%) Jenkins
8 26 (2.32%) Selenium
9 25 (2.23%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 22 (1.96%) MSTest
11 17 (1.52%) Moq
12 16 (1.43%) Rhino Mocks
13 11 (0.98%) SoapUI
14 10 (0.89%) SpecFlow
15 9 (0.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 9 (0.80%) Bitbucket
15 9 (0.80%) Grunt
16 6 (0.54%) AccuRev
16 6 (0.54%) Toad
General
1 217 (19.36%) Finance
2 91 (8.12%) Games
3 86 (7.67%) Retail
4 63 (5.62%) Advertising
5 57 (5.08%) Legal
6 42 (3.75%) Marketing
7 39 (3.48%) Telecoms
8 28 (2.50%) Manufacturing
9 21 (1.87%) Music Industry
10 17 (1.52%) Banking
11 11 (0.98%) Back Office
12 10 (0.89%) Law
13 6 (0.54%) Automotive
14 5 (0.45%) Electronics
15 4 (0.36%) Publishing
16 2 (0.18%) Retail Finance
17 1 (0.089%) Investment Banking
17 1 (0.089%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 710 (63.34%) Developer
2 450 (40.14%) .NET Developer
3 188 (16.77%) C# Developer
4 155 (13.83%) C# .NET Developer
5 97 (8.65%) SQL Developer
6 67 (5.98%) Analyst
6 67 (5.98%) Senior Developer
7 65 (5.80%) ASP.NET Developer
8 60 (5.35%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 56 (5.00%) Architect
10 54 (4.82%) Junior
11 50 (4.46%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 48 (4.28%) Junior Developer
12 48 (4.28%) Software Developer
13 47 (4.19%) Software Engineer
14 45 (4.01%) Applications Support
15 41 (3.66%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
15 41 (3.66%) Graduate
16 39 (3.48%) Graduate .NET Developer
16 39 (3.48%) Graduate Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 738 (65.83%) .NET
2 505 (45.05%) ASP.NET
3 329 (29.35%) ASP.NET MVC
4 271 (24.17%) .NET Framework
5 247 (22.03%) CSS
6 245 (21.86%) HTML
7 228 (20.34%) WCF
8 220 (19.63%) ASP.NET Web API
9 207 (18.47%) AngularJS
10 186 (16.59%) ASP.NET MVC 5
11 164 (14.63%) RESTful
12 154 (13.74%) Entity Framework
13 140 (12.49%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 123 (10.97%) jQuery
15 121 (10.79%) Web Services
16 117 (10.44%) KnockoutJS
16 117 (10.44%) Node.js
17 99 (8.83%) WPF
18 96 (8.56%) HTML5
19 84 (7.49%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 102 (9.10%) Analytical Skills
2 88 (7.85%) Computer Science
3 56 (5.00%) Fintech
4 45 (4.01%) Greenfield Project
4 45 (4.01%) Social Network
5 41 (3.66%) Mobile App
6 32 (2.85%) iPhone
7 27 (2.41%) Enterprise Software
8 23 (2.05%) Clustering
9 22 (1.96%) Management Information System
10 17 (1.52%) Replication
11 12 (1.07%) Life Science
11 12 (1.07%) NHS
12 10 (0.89%) Data Centre
12 10 (0.89%) User Experience
13 7 (0.62%) Public Cloud
13 7 (0.62%) Video Conferencing
13 7 (0.62%) Virtual Team
14 6 (0.54%) Wiki
15 5 (0.45%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 216 (19.27%) Windows
2 77 (6.87%) Windows Server
3 42 (3.75%) Linux
4 41 (3.66%) Android
5 40 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
6 23 (2.05%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (1.07%) Unix
8 11 (0.98%) Windows 7
9 8 (0.71%) Windows 10
10 6 (0.54%) Apple iOS
10 6 (0.54%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (0.45%) Mac OS X
12 4 (0.36%) CentOS
13 1 (0.089%) Data ONTAP
13 1 (0.089%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.089%) Solaris
13 1 (0.089%) SUSE
13 1 (0.089%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.089%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 563 (50.22%) Agile Software Development
2 487 (43.44%) MVC
3 317 (28.28%) TDD
4 208 (18.55%) Web Application Development
5 205 (18.29%) Scrum
6 179 (15.97%) BDD
7 147 (13.11%) Business Intelligence
8 122 (10.88%) Dependency Injection
9 118 (10.53%) Web Development
10 116 (10.35%) Continuous Integration
11 99 (8.83%) OO
12 96 (8.56%) Software Engineering
13 86 (7.67%) Kanban
14 82 (7.31%) E-Commerce
15 73 (6.51%) ETL
16 68 (6.07%) Analytics
17 67 (5.98%) SDLC
18 63 (5.62%) ITIL
18 63 (5.62%) SOLID
19 59 (5.26%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 662 (59.05%) C#
2 456 (40.68%) SQL
3 280 (24.98%) JavaScript
4 150 (13.38%) T-SQL
5 121 (10.79%) Ruby
6 53 (4.73%) Java
7 52 (4.64%) Python
8 45 (4.01%) VBA
9 37 (3.30%) PowerShell
10 36 (3.21%) F#
10 36 (3.21%) VB.NET
11 35 (3.12%) C
12 34 (3.03%) TypeScript
13 19 (1.69%) Scala
14 17 (1.52%) PHP
15 16 (1.43%) Groovy
16 15 (1.34%) R
17 11 (0.98%) C++
18 10 (0.89%) PL/SQL
18 10 (0.89%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 109 (9.72%) Degree
2 47 (4.19%) Microsoft Certification
3 22 (1.96%) MCSE
4 20 (1.78%) MCSA
5 16 (1.43%) Security Cleared
6 15 (1.34%) MCP
7 14 (1.25%) Master's Degree
8 12 (1.07%) Computer Science Degree
8 12 (1.07%) MCPD
9 11 (0.98%) MCSD
10 7 (0.62%) Cisco Certification
10 7 (0.62%) MCITP
10 7 (0.62%) SC Cleared
11 6 (0.54%) CCNA
11 6 (0.54%) HNC
11 6 (0.54%) ISEB
11 6 (0.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 6 (0.54%) PhD
12 4 (0.36%) DV Cleared
13 3 (0.27%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (4.64%) QA
2 24 (2.14%) SLA
3 6 (0.54%) Data Quality
3 6 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.36%) ISO 9001
4 4 (0.36%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.27%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.089%) GMP
System Software
1 63 (5.62%) Active Directory
2 31 (2.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (1.87%) Hyper-V
4 15 (1.34%) Docker
5 6 (0.54%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (0.36%) Terminal Services
6 4 (0.36%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.089%) OpenSIPS
7 1 (0.089%) Shibboleth
7 1 (0.089%) XenApp
7 1 (0.089%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.089%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 38 (3.39%) Kibana
2 9 (0.80%) Microsoft Clustering
2 9 (0.80%) Puppet
3 8 (0.71%) Ansible
4 6 (0.54%) Kubernetes
4 6 (0.54%) Mesos
4 6 (0.54%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 5 (0.45%) Marathon
5 5 (0.45%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (0.45%) rkt
6 4 (0.36%) Failover Clustering
6 4 (0.36%) Microsoft Intune
6 4 (0.36%) SCOM
7 3 (0.27%) WMI
8 2 (0.18%) Packer
8 2 (0.18%) SCCM
8 2 (0.18%) Single Sign-On
8 2 (0.18%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.089%) Terraform
9 1 (0.089%) Wonderware InTouch
Vendors
1 368 (32.83%) Microsoft
2 109 (9.72%) Oracle
3 88 (7.85%) Google
4 49 (4.37%) Facebook
5 36 (3.21%) VMware
6 34 (3.03%) SAP
7 29 (2.59%) Sitecore
8 25 (2.23%) Cognos
9 23 (2.05%) WorldPay
10 22 (1.96%) Capita
10 22 (1.96%) Tableau
11 20 (1.78%) Cisco
12 18 (1.61%) Informatica
13 17 (1.52%) Twitter
14 12 (1.07%) Teradata
15 11 (0.98%) Xamarin
16 10 (0.89%) Intapp
17 9 (0.80%) IBM
17 9 (0.80%) iManage
18 7 (0.62%) Hortonworks