Period
to 9 December 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 9 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
North West > Manchester
6 months to
9 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 13 9 6
Rank change year-on-year -4 -3 -1
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 977 1,282 1,433
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 13.64% 16.37% 19.21%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 44.90% 49.88% 55.46%
Number of salaries quoted 929 1,159 1,332
Manchester median annual salary £46,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.41% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £32,000 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £62,500 £57,500
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% - -

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 2,176 2,570 2,584
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 30.38% 32.82% 34.64%
Number of salaries quoted 1,944 2,220 2,312
Manchester median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £26,300
90th Percentile £72,500 £63,750 £60,000
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -

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 9 December 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 9 December 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
Stockport -1 38 £42,500 +6.25% 13
Wigan +14 33 £45,000 +28.57% 4
Altrincham -16 33 £45,000 +5.88% 11
Bolton -6 25 £43,500 +16.00% 4
Salford +3 19 £43,750 +9.38% 4
Bury +4 12 £47,500 +15.15% 6
Rochdale -4 11 £48,750 +18.18% 4
Ashton-under-Lyne - 8 £35,000 - 1
Cheadle +2 4 £41,500 +0.61% 6
Oldham -9 3 £26,000 -30.67% 3
Sale -12 1 £42,500 - 1
SQL Server
North West

For the 6 months to 9 December 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.

1 655 (67.04%) .NET
2 631 (64.59%) C#
3 518 (53.02%) Agile Software Development
4 470 (48.11%) ASP.NET
5 442 (45.24%) MVC
6 375 (38.38%) SQL
7 357 (36.54%) ASP.NET MVC
8 336 (34.39%) JavaScript
9 321 (32.86%) Microsoft
10 297 (30.40%) ASP.NET Web API
11 287 (29.38%) HTML
12 280 (28.66%) AngularJS
13 270 (27.64%) TDD
14 263 (26.92%) CSS
15 261 (26.71%) SQL Server 2016
16 253 (25.90%) Microsoft Azure
17 237 (24.26%) Web Application Development
18 196 (20.06%) T-SQL
19 195 (19.96%) Scrum
20 178 (18.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
21 171 (17.50%) Continuous Integration
22 158 (16.17%) Finance
23 157 (16.07%) BDD
24 152 (15.56%) .NET Framework
25 151 (15.46%) Kanban
26 150 (15.35%) ASP.NET MVC 5
26 150 (15.35%) Greenfield Project
27 148 (15.15%) RESTful
28 146 (14.94%) Dependency Injection
29 144 (14.74%) NoSQL

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 64 (6.55%) Elasticsearch
2 29 (2.97%) IIS
3 19 (1.94%) SharePoint
4 15 (1.54%) MS Exchange
5 14 (1.43%) CMS
6 9 (0.92%) nginx
7 7 (0.72%) Apache Pig
7 7 (0.72%) Confluence
7 7 (0.72%) Skype for Business
8 6 (0.61%) Apache Spark
8 6 (0.61%) SharePoint Server
8 6 (0.61%) Sitefinity
9 5 (0.51%) Apache
9 5 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2007
10 4 (0.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 4 (0.41%) SharePoint 2013
10 4 (0.41%) Umbraco
11 3 (0.31%) CloudStack
11 3 (0.31%) Kentico
11 3 (0.31%) OpenStack
Applications
1 25 (2.56%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (1.13%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.41%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.31%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.10%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 11 (1.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.92%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.51%) SAP S/4HANA
4 3 (0.31%) Elite 3E
5 1 (0.10%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.10%) Maximo
5 1 (0.10%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.10%) Sage 200
5 1 (0.10%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.10%) SAP MII
Cloud Services
1 253 (25.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 87 (8.90%) Amazon AWS
3 26 (2.66%) Office 365
4 25 (2.56%) Google Play
5 12 (1.23%) SaaS
6 11 (1.13%) NuGet
7 10 (1.02%) GitHub
8 9 (0.92%) IaaS
9 5 (0.51%) Google Analytics
9 5 (0.51%) Google Cloud Platform
9 5 (0.51%) PaaS
10 4 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
11 3 (0.31%) npm
12 2 (0.20%) Dynamics 365
13 1 (0.10%) Boomi
13 1 (0.10%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 89 (9.11%) Internet
2 33 (3.38%) Broadband
3 18 (1.84%) TCP/IP
4 17 (1.74%) Firewall
5 11 (1.13%) Intranet
6 10 (1.02%) SAN
7 9 (0.92%) DNS
7 9 (0.92%) LAN
7 9 (0.92%) VoIP
7 9 (0.92%) WAN
8 8 (0.82%) HTTP
8 8 (0.82%) Skype
9 5 (0.51%) SSL
9 5 (0.51%) VPN
10 4 (0.41%) DHCP
11 3 (0.31%) Extranet
11 3 (0.31%) FTP
11 3 (0.31%) IP Telephony
11 3 (0.31%) PBX
11 3 (0.31%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 261 (26.71%) SQL Server 2016
2 178 (18.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 144 (14.74%) NoSQL
4 113 (11.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 104 (10.64%) SQL Server 2008
6 83 (8.50%) MongoDB
7 76 (7.78%) Relational Database
7 76 (7.78%) SQL Server 2012
8 67 (6.86%) Data Warehouse
9 57 (5.83%) MySQL
10 47 (4.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 44 (4.50%) Power BI
12 36 (3.68%) SQL Server 2014
13 28 (2.87%) OLTP
14 25 (2.56%) RavenDB
15 20 (2.05%) QlikView
16 19 (1.94%) Redis
17 18 (1.84%) PostgreSQL
18 17 (1.74%) SQL Server 2005
19 16 (1.64%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 128 (13.10%) Git (software)
2 57 (5.83%) Visual Studio
3 31 (3.17%) JIRA
3 31 (3.17%) NUnit
4 26 (2.66%) Team Foundation Server
5 24 (2.46%) MSTest
6 21 (2.15%) Subversion
7 18 (1.84%) Bitbucket
8 16 (1.64%) Selenium
9 14 (1.43%) Mercurial
10 11 (1.13%) Jenkins
11 10 (1.02%) Grunt
11 10 (1.02%) Oracle Forms
12 9 (0.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 8 (0.82%) Octopus Deploy
14 6 (0.61%) gulp
14 6 (0.61%) JUnit
14 6 (0.61%) Moq
14 6 (0.61%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 6 (0.61%) TeamCity
General
1 158 (16.17%) Finance
2 115 (11.77%) Games
3 45 (4.61%) Marketing
4 33 (3.38%) Retail
4 33 (3.38%) Telecoms
5 15 (1.54%) Manufacturing
6 13 (1.33%) Legal
7 12 (1.23%) Law
8 9 (0.92%) Automotive
9 7 (0.72%) Banking
9 7 (0.72%) Local Government
10 5 (0.51%) Electronics
10 5 (0.51%) Financial Institution
11 4 (0.41%) Advertising
11 4 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
12 3 (0.31%) Back Office
13 2 (0.20%) Publishing
14 1 (0.10%) Billing
14 1 (0.10%) Dutch Language
14 1 (0.10%) French Language
Job Titles
1 696 (71.24%) Developer
2 466 (47.70%) .NET Developer
3 294 (30.09%) C# Developer
4 238 (24.36%) C# .NET Developer
5 117 (11.98%) ASP.NET Developer
6 112 (11.46%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 82 (8.39%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 82 (8.39%) DBA
8 72 (7.37%) SQL DBA
9 70 (7.16%) Senior Developer
10 69 (7.06%) C# WPF Developer
10 69 (7.06%) SQL Developer
10 69 (7.06%) WPF Developer
11 55 (5.63%) Lead Developer
12 53 (5.42%) Administrator
13 48 (4.91%) Software Developer
14 38 (3.89%) Analyst
15 36 (3.68%) Business Intelligence Developer
16 31 (3.17%) C# Software Developer
16 31 (3.17%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 655 (67.04%) .NET
2 470 (48.11%) ASP.NET
3 357 (36.54%) ASP.NET MVC
4 297 (30.40%) ASP.NET Web API
5 287 (29.38%) HTML
6 280 (28.66%) AngularJS
7 263 (26.92%) CSS
8 152 (15.56%) .NET Framework
9 150 (15.35%) ASP.NET MVC 5
10 148 (15.15%) RESTful
11 118 (12.08%) .NET Core
12 105 (10.75%) WCF
13 104 (10.64%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 87 (8.90%) WPF
15 86 (8.80%) Entity Framework
15 86 (8.80%) Node.js
16 77 (7.88%) HTML5
17 65 (6.65%) jQuery
17 65 (6.65%) KnockoutJS
18 53 (5.42%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 150 (15.35%) Greenfield Project
2 51 (5.22%) Analytical Skills
3 40 (4.09%) Fintech
4 34 (3.48%) User Experience
5 32 (3.28%) Enterprise Software
6 28 (2.87%) Mobile App
7 25 (2.56%) iPhone
7 25 (2.56%) Replication
7 25 (2.56%) Social Network
7 25 (2.56%) Tandem
8 23 (2.35%) BBC
8 23 (2.35%) Social Media
9 15 (1.54%) Clustering
9 15 (1.54%) Self-Motivation
10 11 (1.13%) Management Information System
11 9 (0.92%) Algorithms
12 7 (0.72%) Data Centre
12 7 (0.72%) FMCG
13 6 (0.61%) Data Structures
14 5 (0.51%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 98 (10.03%) Windows
2 48 (4.91%) Android
3 42 (4.30%) Windows Server
4 30 (3.07%) Linux
5 23 (2.35%) Apple iOS
6 19 (1.94%) Windows Server 2008
7 16 (1.64%) Windows Server 2012
8 12 (1.23%) Unix
9 10 (1.02%) Solaris
10 5 (0.51%) Mac OS X
11 3 (0.31%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.20%) Windows 10
12 2 (0.20%) Windows 2000 Server
12 2 (0.20%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.10%) CentOS
13 1 (0.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.10%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.10%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 518 (53.02%) Agile Software Development
2 442 (45.24%) MVC
3 270 (27.64%) TDD
4 237 (24.26%) Web Application Development
5 195 (19.96%) Scrum
6 171 (17.50%) Continuous Integration
7 157 (16.07%) BDD
8 151 (15.46%) Kanban
9 146 (14.94%) Dependency Injection
10 104 (10.64%) Business Intelligence
11 81 (8.29%) OO
12 74 (7.57%) Web Development
13 73 (7.47%) Problem-Solving
14 72 (7.37%) MVVM
15 63 (6.45%) Performance Tuning
16 55 (5.63%) Analytics
17 53 (5.42%) Mentoring
18 52 (5.32%) Software Engineering
19 51 (5.22%) Asset Management
20 47 (4.81%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 631 (64.59%) C#
2 375 (38.38%) SQL
3 336 (34.39%) JavaScript
4 196 (20.06%) T-SQL
5 70 (7.16%) Ruby
6 46 (4.71%) TypeScript
7 45 (4.61%) Java
8 24 (2.46%) PowerShell
9 23 (2.35%) Python
10 22 (2.25%) PHP
10 22 (2.25%) VB.NET
11 17 (1.74%) C++
12 11 (1.13%) VBA
13 9 (0.92%) VB
14 8 (0.82%) C
14 8 (0.82%) R
15 7 (0.72%) Bash Shell
15 7 (0.72%) Go
16 6 (0.61%) Scala
17 5 (0.51%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 96 (9.83%) Degree
2 52 (5.32%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (1.02%) CCNA
3 10 (1.02%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (1.02%) Security Cleared
4 8 (0.82%) Computer Science Degree
4 8 (0.82%) ISTQB
5 7 (0.72%) MCSE
6 6 (0.61%) MCP
7 5 (0.51%) CISSP
7 5 (0.51%) CompTIA Security+
7 5 (0.51%) DV Cleared
7 5 (0.51%) GIAC
7 5 (0.51%) HNC
7 5 (0.51%) Linux+ Certification
7 5 (0.51%) Master's Degree
7 5 (0.51%) Network+ Certification
7 5 (0.51%) PhD
7 5 (0.51%) SANS
7 5 (0.51%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (2.66%) QA
2 13 (1.33%) SLA
3 7 (0.72%) Data Quality
4 6 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.51%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.41%) GDPR
System Software
1 28 (2.87%) Active Directory
2 25 (2.56%) Docker
3 14 (1.43%) vSphere
4 11 (1.13%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (0.82%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (0.61%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.31%) VMware NSX
7 3 (0.31%) Xen
7 3 (0.31%) XenApp
7 3 (0.31%) XenServer
8 2 (0.20%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (0.20%) vCloud
8 2 (0.20%) VirtualBox
8 2 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.10%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.10%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 21 (2.15%) Puppet
2 17 (1.74%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (1.02%) Ansible
3 10 (1.02%) SCCM
4 5 (0.51%) Salt
4 5 (0.51%) SCVMM
5 4 (0.41%) cPanel
5 4 (0.41%) Failover Clustering
5 4 (0.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 3 (0.31%) Kibana
6 3 (0.31%) Kubernetes
7 2 (0.20%) Backup Exec
7 2 (0.20%) Data Guard
7 2 (0.20%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 2 (0.20%) Oracle RMAN
7 2 (0.20%) SCOrch
7 2 (0.20%) vRealize
7 2 (0.20%) vRealize Orchestrator
8 1 (0.10%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (0.10%) Nagios
Vendors
1 321 (32.86%) Microsoft
2 62 (6.35%) Google
3 48 (4.91%) Facebook
4 44 (4.50%) Oracle
5 26 (2.66%) Xamarin
6 24 (2.46%) Twitter
6 24 (2.46%) VMware
7 23 (2.35%) Apple
7 23 (2.35%) Sony
7 23 (2.35%) Yahoo!
8 22 (2.25%) Tableau
9 18 (1.84%) SAP
10 16 (1.64%) RedGate
11 9 (0.92%) WorldPay
12 8 (0.82%) Cisco
13 7 (0.72%) Telerik
14 6 (0.61%) Citrix
15 5 (0.51%) Cognos
15 5 (0.51%) Veeam
16 4 (0.41%) Hortonworks