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 3 months to 28 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
North West / Manchester
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 8 9 4
Rank change year-on-year +1 -5  
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 758 555 786
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 18.79% 16.05% 21.74%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 55.41% 53.57% 62.63%
Number of salaries quoted 675 508 699
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

SQL Server is in the database and business intelligence skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Manchester
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 1368 1036 1255
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 33.92% 29.97% 34.71%
Number of salaries quoted 1164 907 1081
Median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester citing SQL Server as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

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 3 months to 28 April 2017.

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 3 months to 28 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Altrincham +13 41 £37,500 -9.63% 4
Stockport -3 37 £36,250 +3.57% 5
Bolton +5 34 £35,000 -1.40% 9
Wigan -5 27 £42,500 +30.76%
Oldham -11 23 £35,000 +16.66% 1
Salford +2 18 £35,000 +55.55% 3
Sale +3 14 £29,000 -27.50%
Cheadle -5 7 £50,000 +28.20% 2
Bury -11 6 £30,000 -14.28% 1
Rochdale -8 4 £46,000 -8.00% 4
SQL Server
North West

For the 6 months to 28 April 2017, IT jobs citing SQL Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 866 (58.95%) .NET
2 824 (56.09%) C#
3 818 (55.68%) SQL
4 622 (42.34%) Agile Software Development
5 611 (41.59%) ASP.NET
6 547 (37.24%) MVC
7 532 (36.22%) Microsoft
8 387 (26.34%) JavaScript
9 373 (25.39%) ASP.NET MVC
10 345 (23.49%) HTML
11 331 (22.53%) jQuery
12 315 (21.44%) CSS
13 295 (20.08%) TDD
14 291 (19.81%) Windows
15 279 (18.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 265 (18.04%) Web Services
17 254 (17.29%) T-SQL
18 249 (16.95%) AngularJS
19 236 (16.07%) Finance
19 236 (16.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 216 (14.70%) SQL Server 2008
21 210 (14.30%) .NET Framework
22 207 (14.09%) WCF
23 204 (13.89%) Business Intelligence
24 198 (13.48%) Data Warehouse
25 195 (13.27%) Microsoft Azure
26 191 (13.00%) Web Development
27 187 (12.73%) iPad
28 183 (12.46%) SQL Server 2014
29 182 (12.39%) Web Application Development

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 44 (3.00%) CMS
1 44 (3.00%) Elasticsearch
1 44 (3.00%) SharePoint
2 40 (2.72%) Umbraco
3 39 (2.65%) Tomcat
4 30 (2.04%) Sitecore CMS
5 29 (1.97%) IIS
5 29 (1.97%) MS Exchange
6 17 (1.16%) Apache Spark
6 17 (1.16%) Drupal
7 13 (0.88%) EPiServer
8 11 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2010
8 11 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2013
8 11 (0.75%) GeoServer
8 11 (0.75%) JBoss
9 10 (0.68%) OpenEdge
10 9 (0.61%) Sitefinity
11 7 (0.48%) SharePoint 2010
12 6 (0.41%) Apache Solr
12 6 (0.41%) SAS
Applications
1 57 (3.88%) Microsoft Excel
2 40 (2.72%) Microsoft Office
3 14 (0.95%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.27%) Photoshop
5 3 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
5 3 (0.20%) S-PLUS
5 3 (0.20%) SPSS
5 3 (0.20%) Stata
6 1 (0.068%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 24 (1.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (0.95%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 12 (0.82%) Visualfiles
4 11 (0.75%) Magento
5 7 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
6 5 (0.34%) Sage 200
7 4 (0.27%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 4 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
8 3 (0.20%) Payment Gateway
9 2 (0.14%) SAP Business One
10 1 (0.068%) OpenText MBPM
10 1 (0.068%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 195 (13.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 164 (11.16%) Amazon AWS
3 55 (3.74%) SaaS
4 29 (1.97%) PaaS
5 27 (1.84%) Google Cloud Platform
5 27 (1.84%) Google Play
6 21 (1.43%) IaaS
7 14 (0.95%) Office 365
8 12 (0.82%) GitHub
9 10 (0.68%) Amazon EC2
9 10 (0.68%) Amazon S3
10 8 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
11 6 (0.41%) Google Analytics
12 4 (0.27%) AWS CloudFormation
13 3 (0.20%) Sage Pay
14 1 (0.068%) Amazon CloudSearch
14 1 (0.068%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 1 (0.068%) Dynamics 365
14 1 (0.068%) Route 53
14 1 (0.068%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 70 (4.77%) Internet
2 46 (3.13%) HTTP
3 30 (2.04%) Firewall
4 25 (1.70%) TCP/IP
5 19 (1.29%) WAN
6 18 (1.23%) SAN
7 17 (1.16%) DNS
8 15 (1.02%) LAN
9 14 (0.95%) Ethernet
10 12 (0.82%) VPN
11 11 (0.75%) RS-232
12 10 (0.68%) Network Security
13 9 (0.61%) VoIP
14 8 (0.54%) DHCP
14 8 (0.54%) FTP
15 5 (0.34%) NAS
15 5 (0.34%) SMS
16 4 (0.27%) Broadband
16 4 (0.27%) VLAN
17 3 (0.20%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 279 (18.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 236 (16.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 216 (14.70%) SQL Server 2008
4 198 (13.48%) Data Warehouse
5 183 (12.46%) SQL Server 2014
6 145 (9.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 112 (7.62%) MySQL
8 88 (5.99%) NoSQL
9 82 (5.58%) Relational Database
10 77 (5.24%) SQL Server 2016
11 70 (4.77%) SQL Server 2012
12 68 (4.63%) MongoDB
13 57 (3.88%) SQL Server 2005
14 55 (3.74%) Hadoop
15 51 (3.47%) Big Data
16 47 (3.20%) RDBMS
17 38 (2.59%) PostgreSQL
18 29 (1.97%) Microsoft Analysis Services
19 27 (1.84%) Crystal Reports
20 26 (1.77%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 119 (8.10%) Visual Studio
2 88 (5.99%) Git (software)
3 72 (4.90%) Team Foundation Server
4 71 (4.83%) NUnit
5 40 (2.72%) JIRA
5 40 (2.72%) MSTest
6 39 (2.65%) JUnit
6 39 (2.65%) Moq
7 38 (2.59%) TeamCity
8 31 (2.11%) Selenium
9 30 (2.04%) Subversion
10 26 (1.77%) Rhino Mocks
11 21 (1.43%) Maven
12 14 (0.95%) NuGet
13 13 (0.88%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 12 (0.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 12 (0.82%) Octopus Deploy
15 11 (0.75%) Eclipse
15 11 (0.75%) MSI
15 11 (0.75%) WiX
General
1 236 (16.07%) Finance
2 98 (6.67%) Games
3 80 (5.45%) Marketing
4 66 (4.49%) Retail
5 48 (3.27%) Legal
6 32 (2.18%) Manufacturing
7 28 (1.91%) Banking
8 24 (1.63%) Telecoms
9 22 (1.50%) Law
10 15 (1.02%) Advertising
11 14 (0.95%) Electronics
12 11 (0.75%) Back Office
13 8 (0.54%) Billing
13 8 (0.54%) Local Government
13 8 (0.54%) Multimedia
14 7 (0.48%) Automotive
15 5 (0.34%) Financial Institution
16 1 (0.068%) Music Industry
16 1 (0.068%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 981 (66.78%) Developer
2 516 (35.13%) .NET Developer
3 309 (21.03%) C# Developer
4 227 (15.45%) C# .NET Developer
5 191 (13.00%) SQL Developer
6 176 (11.98%) ASP.NET Developer
7 161 (10.96%) Senior Developer
8 126 (8.58%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 111 (7.56%) SQL Server Developer
10 94 (6.40%) DBA
11 87 (5.92%) Junior
12 84 (5.72%) SQL DBA
13 83 (5.65%) Software Developer
14 79 (5.38%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
14 79 (5.38%) Senior .NET Developer
15 73 (4.97%) Junior Developer
16 72 (4.90%) Web Developer
17 63 (4.29%) Business Intelligence Developer
18 59 (4.02%) Senior C# Developer
19 58 (3.95%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 866 (58.95%) .NET
2 611 (41.59%) ASP.NET
3 373 (25.39%) ASP.NET MVC
4 345 (23.49%) HTML
5 331 (22.53%) jQuery
6 315 (21.44%) CSS
7 265 (18.04%) Web Services
8 249 (16.95%) AngularJS
9 210 (14.30%) .NET Framework
10 207 (14.09%) WCF
11 174 (11.84%) ASP.NET Web API
12 142 (9.67%) Entity Framework
13 137 (9.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 122 (8.30%) ASP.NET MVC 5
15 119 (8.10%) WPF
16 116 (7.90%) XML
17 106 (7.22%) HTML5
18 105 (7.15%) Ajax
19 100 (6.81%) Node.js
20 97 (6.60%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 187 (12.73%) iPad
2 106 (7.22%) Analytical Skills
3 97 (6.60%) Computer Science
4 74 (5.04%) Greenfield Project
5 60 (4.08%) Mobile App
6 55 (3.74%) Enterprise Software
7 45 (3.06%) Clustering
8 38 (2.59%) Replication
9 34 (2.31%) N-Tier
10 29 (1.97%) Data Centre
11 27 (1.84%) iPhone
12 23 (1.57%) User Experience
13 19 (1.29%) Social Network
14 16 (1.09%) Tandem
15 13 (0.88%) Social Media
16 12 (0.82%) Data Structures
17 11 (0.75%) Industrial Internet of Things
17 11 (0.75%) Internet of Things
17 11 (0.75%) Public Cloud
18 9 (0.61%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 291 (19.81%) Windows
2 99 (6.74%) Windows Server
3 93 (6.33%) Linux
4 71 (4.83%) Android
5 41 (2.79%) Apple iOS
6 36 (2.45%) Unix
7 29 (1.97%) Windows Server 2008
8 24 (1.63%) Windows Server 2012
9 15 (1.02%) AIX
10 11 (0.75%) Mac OS
10 11 (0.75%) Windows Embedded Compact
11 10 (0.68%) Windows 7
12 9 (0.61%) CentOS
13 7 (0.48%) Windows XP
14 6 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 5 (0.34%) HPUX
15 5 (0.34%) Solaris
15 5 (0.34%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 4 (0.27%) Windows 10
16 4 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 622 (42.34%) Agile Software Development
2 547 (37.24%) MVC
3 295 (20.08%) TDD
4 204 (13.89%) Business Intelligence
5 191 (13.00%) Web Development
6 182 (12.39%) Web Application Development
7 179 (12.19%) Scrum
8 158 (10.76%) OO
9 157 (10.69%) Software Engineering
10 132 (8.99%) ETL
11 121 (8.24%) E-Commerce
12 115 (7.83%) SDLC
13 112 (7.62%) Continuous Integration
14 102 (6.94%) Kanban
15 99 (6.74%) BDD
16 97 (6.60%) Multithreading
17 93 (6.33%) DevOps
18 90 (6.13%) Dependency Injection
19 83 (5.65%) ITIL
20 77 (5.24%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 824 (56.09%) C#
2 818 (55.68%) SQL
3 387 (26.34%) JavaScript
4 254 (17.29%) T-SQL
5 130 (8.85%) VB.NET
6 122 (8.30%) Java
7 64 (4.36%) Ruby
8 57 (3.88%) C++
9 39 (2.65%) PowerShell
9 39 (2.65%) VB
10 33 (2.25%) Python
11 28 (1.91%) PHP
12 27 (1.84%) TypeScript
12 27 (1.84%) VBA
13 26 (1.77%) F#
14 24 (1.63%) Shell Script
15 19 (1.29%) C
16 13 (0.88%) Go
16 13 (0.88%) XAML
17 9 (0.61%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 158 (10.76%) Degree
2 55 (3.74%) Microsoft Certification
3 26 (1.77%) Security Cleared
4 20 (1.36%) SC Cleared
5 16 (1.09%) Cisco Certification
6 14 (0.95%) MCSE
7 12 (0.82%) MCSA
7 12 (0.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 9 (0.61%) CCNA
9 8 (0.54%) CCNP
9 8 (0.54%) MCITP
10 5 (0.34%) CCSE
10 5 (0.34%) ISEB
10 5 (0.34%) MCTS
11 4 (0.27%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (0.27%) MCP
11 4 (0.27%) RHCE
11 4 (0.27%) RHCSA
12 3 (0.20%) DV Cleared
12 3 (0.20%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (3.81%) QA
2 27 (1.84%) PCI DSS
3 25 (1.70%) Data Quality
4 20 (1.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 19 (1.29%) SLA
6 12 (0.82%) ISO 9000
6 12 (0.82%) WAI
7 7 (0.48%) ISO 9001
8 3 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.068%) PMO
System Software
1 60 (4.08%) Active Directory
2 35 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (1.43%) Docker
4 20 (1.36%) Hyper-V
5 11 (0.75%) VMware ESX
5 11 (0.75%) vSphere
6 8 (0.54%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (0.34%) KVM
7 5 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (0.27%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 4 (0.27%) Varnish
9 3 (0.20%) vCloud
10 1 (0.068%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.068%) pfSense
10 1 (0.068%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 36 (2.45%) Puppet
2 33 (2.25%) Kibana
3 32 (2.18%) Opscode Chef
4 27 (1.84%) Ansible
5 9 (0.61%) Nagios
6 8 (0.54%) Mesos
7 7 (0.48%) McAfee ePO
8 6 (0.41%) logstash
9 5 (0.34%) Ganglia
9 5 (0.34%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 5 (0.34%) Netcool
9 5 (0.34%) Salt
9 5 (0.34%) SCDPM
9 5 (0.34%) SCOM
10 4 (0.27%) cPanel
10 4 (0.27%) Plesk
10 4 (0.27%) SCCM
11 3 (0.20%) vCenter Server
11 3 (0.20%) vMotion
12 2 (0.14%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 532 (36.22%) Microsoft
2 99 (6.74%) Oracle
3 92 (6.26%) Google
4 72 (4.90%) VMware
5 36 (2.45%) Facebook
6 32 (2.18%) Sitecore
7 21 (1.43%) Xamarin
8 20 (1.36%) Twitter
9 19 (1.29%) Cisco
9 19 (1.29%) SAP
10 16 (1.09%) Citrix
11 15 (1.02%) Cognos
11 15 (1.02%) Tableau
12 13 (0.88%) HP
13 12 (0.82%) LexisNexis
14 11 (0.75%) IBM
15 10 (0.68%) Red Hat
16 9 (0.61%) EqualLogic
17 8 (0.54%) AppDynamics
17 8 (0.54%) Yahoo!
Greater Manchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Head Resourcing
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + bonus, pension, healthcare
Posted: 13 hours ago
Rochdale, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Premier IT
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Rochdale, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Additional Benefits!
Posted: 15 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £38,000 to £42,000 per annum plus excellent benefits package
Posted: 18 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Computer People
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Talent International
Salary: £45000 - £48000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000-35,000 + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bolton, Lancashire
Robert Walters
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Rochdale, Lancashire
Itecco
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Service Care Solutions Recruitment
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum Pension. child care vouchers
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 17 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Premier IT
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £26000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £30000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Flexible Working
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Chassam Contract
Salary: Up to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £32,000 to £36,000 per annum plus excellent benefits package
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheadle, Cheshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Flexible Working Hours
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £70k - 90k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £32000.00 - £38000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Apollo Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits + Excellent workplace
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
PwC
Salary: Competitive salary
Posted: 18 hours ago