Period
to 27 October 2020

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 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
North West > Manchester
6 months to
27 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 14 19 13
Rank change year-on-year +5 -6 -4
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 344 666 990
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 13.00% 10.31% 13.68%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 41.85% 38.88% 45.41%
Number of salaries quoted 344 575 1,024
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -4.76% +11.18%
10th Percentile £35,000 £31,250 £30,075
90th Percentile £63,750 £62,500 £65,000
North West median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.76% -5.56% +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 822 1,713 2,180
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 31.07% 26.52% 30.12%
Number of salaries quoted 727 1,386 1,942
Median annual salary £52,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.47% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £35,000 £30,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
North West median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +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 October 2020.

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 October 2020. 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 -3 16 £47,500 +4.40% 3
Salford +9 7 £57,500 +15.00% 3
Bolton +4 6 £42,500 - 7
Bury +12 5 £47,500 +35.71% 2
Wigan -6 5 £55,000 +57.14% 5
Cheadle +3 2 £40,000 -
Oldham +5 1 £39,000 -5.45% 1
SQL Server
North West

For the 6 months to 27 October 2020, 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.

1 158 (45.93%) Microsoft
2 154 (44.77%) SQL
3 151 (43.90%) .NET
4 141 (40.99%) C#
5 120 (34.88%) Agile Software Development
6 110 (31.98%) Azure
7 92 (26.74%) JavaScript
8 81 (23.55%) ASP.NET
9 72 (20.93%) MVC
10 65 (18.90%) HTML
11 63 (18.31%) Finance
12 61 (17.73%) React
13 56 (16.28%) CSS
14 53 (15.41%) .NET Core
15 50 (14.53%) T-SQL
16 48 (13.95%) Business Intelligence
17 47 (13.66%) Windows
18 45 (13.08%) AngularJS
19 44 (12.79%) Software Engineering
19 44 (12.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 43 (12.50%) DevOps
21 41 (11.92%) Analytical Skills
21 41 (11.92%) Law
22 39 (11.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
22 39 (11.34%) Problem-Solving
23 38 (11.05%) ASP.NET Web API
23 38 (11.05%) AWS
24 36 (10.47%) Active Directory
25 35 (10.17%) Replication
25 35 (10.17%) jQuery

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 26 (7.56%) IIS
2 16 (4.65%) MS Exchange
3 9 (2.62%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (1.74%) SharePoint
5 5 (1.45%) BizTalk Server
5 5 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (1.16%) Apache
7 3 (0.87%) CMS
7 3 (0.87%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (0.87%) WebLogic
7 3 (0.87%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.29%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.29%) Confluence
8 1 (0.29%) Content Management Server
8 1 (0.29%) EPiServer
8 1 (0.29%) nginx
8 1 (0.29%) NServiceBus
8 1 (0.29%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.29%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.29%) Umbraco
Applications
1 8 (2.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.29%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (1.45%) Dynamics AX
1 5 (1.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.87%) FLEXCUBE
3 1 (0.29%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 110 (31.98%) Azure
2 38 (11.05%) AWS
3 30 (8.72%) Power Platform
4 17 (4.94%) IaaS
5 16 (4.65%) PaaS
6 13 (3.78%) GCP
7 11 (3.20%) Cloud Computing
8 9 (2.62%) GitHub
8 9 (2.62%) Serverless
9 8 (2.33%) Office 365
10 7 (2.03%) AWS Lambda
10 7 (2.03%) Azure Data Factory
11 6 (1.74%) NuGet
11 6 (1.74%) SaaS
12 5 (1.45%) Boomi
12 5 (1.45%) Dynamics 365
13 4 (1.16%) Azure Active Directory
14 3 (0.87%) Power Automate
15 2 (0.58%) PowerApps
15 2 (0.58%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 25 (7.27%) Firewall
2 20 (5.81%) DNS
3 18 (5.23%) DHCP
4 14 (4.07%) VPN
5 12 (3.49%) VoIP
6 9 (2.62%) Network Security
7 8 (2.33%) MPLS
8 7 (2.03%) Unified Communications
9 6 (1.74%) SAN
10 5 (1.45%) WAN
11 3 (0.87%) IP Telephony
11 3 (0.87%) Skype
11 3 (0.87%) Wi-Fi
12 2 (0.58%) LAN
12 2 (0.58%) TCP/IP
12 2 (0.58%) VLAN
13 1 (0.29%) HTTP
13 1 (0.29%) Internet
13 1 (0.29%) Kerberos
13 1 (0.29%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (12.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 39 (11.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 29 (8.43%) Data Warehouse
4 27 (7.85%) Power BI
4 27 (7.85%) Relational Database
5 26 (7.56%) PostgreSQL
6 25 (7.27%) SQL Server 2019
7 17 (4.94%) SQL Server 2012
7 17 (4.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 16 (4.65%) MongoDB
8 16 (4.65%) MySQL
9 15 (4.36%) Oracle Reports
10 10 (2.91%) Tableau
11 9 (2.62%) Azure SQL Database
12 8 (2.33%) BusinessObjects
13 7 (2.03%) Data Lake
14 6 (1.74%) Amazon RDS
14 6 (1.74%) QlikView
14 6 (1.74%) SQL Server 2016
15 5 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 28 (8.14%) Visual Studio
2 27 (7.85%) Git (software)
3 12 (3.49%) Oracle APEX
4 10 (2.91%) JIRA
5 8 (2.33%) TeamCity
6 5 (1.45%) Jenkins
6 5 (1.45%) NUnit
6 5 (1.45%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (1.16%) Moq
7 4 (1.16%) Octopus Deploy
7 4 (1.16%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 2 (0.58%) Bitbucket
8 2 (0.58%) GitLab
8 2 (0.58%) Selenium
8 2 (0.58%) SpecFlow
9 1 (0.29%) Fiddler
9 1 (0.29%) git-flow
9 1 (0.29%) JMeter
9 1 (0.29%) Katalon Studio
9 1 (0.29%) Subversion
General
1 63 (18.31%) Finance
2 41 (11.92%) Law
3 20 (5.81%) Banking
4 12 (3.49%) Marketing
5 9 (2.62%) Financial Institution
6 6 (1.74%) Telecoms
7 5 (1.45%) Local Government
8 3 (0.87%) Electronics
8 3 (0.87%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.87%) Public Sector
8 3 (0.87%) Social Housing
9 2 (0.58%) Back Office
9 2 (0.58%) Games
9 2 (0.58%) General Ledger
9 2 (0.58%) Retail
10 1 (0.29%) Billing
10 1 (0.29%) Legal
Job Titles
1 168 (48.84%) Developer
2 71 (20.64%) .NET Developer
3 57 (16.57%) C# Developer
4 43 (12.50%) DBA
5 41 (11.92%) Architect
6 40 (11.63%) C# .NET Developer
7 37 (10.76%) SQL DBA
8 36 (10.47%) Software Developer
9 32 (9.30%) SQL Server DBA
10 28 (8.14%) Senior Developer
11 23 (6.69%) Lead Developer
12 21 (6.10%) Full Stack Developer
12 21 (6.10%) SQL Developer
13 16 (4.65%) Analyst
13 16 (4.65%) C# Software Developer
14 15 (4.36%) .NET Software Developer
14 15 (4.36%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 15 (4.36%) Infrastructure Architect
15 14 (4.07%) JavaScript Developer
15 14 (4.07%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 151 (43.90%) .NET
2 81 (23.55%) ASP.NET
3 65 (18.90%) HTML
4 61 (17.73%) React
5 56 (16.28%) CSS
6 53 (15.41%) .NET Core
7 45 (13.08%) AngularJS
8 38 (11.05%) ASP.NET Web API
9 35 (10.17%) jQuery
10 32 (9.30%) .NET Framework
10 32 (9.30%) ASP.NET MVC
11 26 (7.56%) ASP.NET Core
12 25 (7.27%) HTML5
13 20 (5.81%) REST
14 16 (4.65%) Node.js
14 16 (4.65%) XML
15 14 (4.07%) Web Services
16 13 (3.78%) Blazor
16 13 (3.78%) Entity Framework
16 13 (3.78%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 41 (11.92%) Analytical Skills
2 35 (10.17%) Replication
3 30 (8.72%) Clustering
4 20 (5.81%) Greenfield Project
5 10 (2.91%) Self-Motivation
6 9 (2.62%) Data Structures
6 9 (2.62%) Management Information System
6 9 (2.62%) User Experience
7 6 (1.74%) Mobile App
8 4 (1.16%) Data Centre
8 4 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (0.87%) Hybrid Cloud
10 2 (0.58%) Analytical Mindset
10 2 (0.58%) Driving Licence
10 2 (0.58%) Social Media
10 2 (0.58%) Video Conferencing
11 1 (0.29%) Credit Risk
11 1 (0.29%) PlayStation
11 1 (0.29%) Public Cloud
11 1 (0.29%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 47 (13.66%) Windows
2 28 (8.14%) Linux
3 24 (6.98%) Windows Server
4 6 (1.74%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (1.16%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (1.16%) Windows Server 2016
6 3 (0.87%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (34.88%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (20.93%) MVC
3 48 (13.95%) Business Intelligence
4 44 (12.79%) Software Engineering
5 43 (12.50%) DevOps
6 39 (11.34%) Problem-Solving
7 34 (9.88%) Performance Tuning
8 32 (9.30%) Microservices
9 30 (8.72%) Change Management
10 29 (8.43%) OO
11 28 (8.14%) TOGAF
12 24 (6.98%) IT Strategy
13 22 (6.40%) Scrum
14 21 (6.10%) ETL
14 21 (6.10%) OOP
14 21 (6.10%) Unit Testing
15 18 (5.23%) Continuous Integration
15 18 (5.23%) Data Management
16 17 (4.94%) TDD
17 16 (4.65%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 154 (44.77%) SQL
2 141 (40.99%) C#
3 92 (26.74%) JavaScript
4 50 (14.53%) T-SQL
5 24 (6.98%) PowerShell
6 16 (4.65%) PL/SQL
7 10 (2.91%) Python
8 8 (2.33%) PHP
8 8 (2.33%) TypeScript
9 6 (1.74%) VB.NET
10 5 (1.45%) Go
11 3 (0.87%) Bash Shell
11 3 (0.87%) X++
12 2 (0.58%) VB
12 2 (0.58%) XQuery
13 1 (0.29%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 1 (0.29%) HiveQL
13 1 (0.29%) R
13 1 (0.29%) Ruby
13 1 (0.29%) Scala
Qualifications
1 30 (8.72%) Microsoft Certification
2 27 (7.85%) Degree
2 27 (7.85%) TOGAF Certification
3 24 (6.98%) CCNA
3 24 (6.98%) Cisco Certification
4 23 (6.69%) MCSA
4 23 (6.69%) MCSE
5 19 (5.52%) MCTS
6 14 (4.07%) Computer Science Degree
7 6 (1.74%) MCP
7 6 (1.74%) Microsoft Certified Architect
7 6 (1.74%) SSCP
8 3 (0.87%) HP AIS
8 3 (0.87%) HP ASE
8 3 (0.87%) HP MASE
8 3 (0.87%) JNCIS
8 3 (0.87%) MCITP
8 3 (0.87%) NCIE
8 3 (0.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (0.58%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (4.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (3.78%) QA
3 10 (2.91%) PCI DSS
4 8 (2.33%) Data Quality
5 5 (1.45%) GDPR
6 2 (0.58%) SLA
System Software
1 36 (10.47%) Active Directory
2 20 (5.81%) Docker
3 13 (3.78%) Hyper-V
4 12 (3.49%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.87%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.58%) vSphere
7 1 (0.29%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 1 (0.29%) Firmware
7 1 (0.29%) HDFS
7 1 (0.29%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.29%) XenApp
7 1 (0.29%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 24 (6.98%) Failover Clustering
2 10 (2.91%) Kubernetes
3 4 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (1.16%) Puppet
3 4 (1.16%) Terraform
4 3 (0.87%) Ansible
4 3 (0.87%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 3 (0.87%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 3 (0.87%) Oracle RMAN
5 2 (0.58%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (0.58%) SCCM
6 1 (0.29%) CA Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.29%) Grafana
6 1 (0.29%) Graylog
6 1 (0.29%) HAProxy
6 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.29%) Prometheus
6 1 (0.29%) Rancher
6 1 (0.29%) SCOM
6 1 (0.29%) WSUS
Vendors
1 158 (45.93%) Microsoft
2 25 (7.27%) Oracle
3 21 (6.10%) VMware
4 16 (4.65%) Google
5 11 (3.20%) Cisco
6 9 (2.62%) SAP
7 8 (2.33%) TOWER Software
8 7 (2.03%) Citrix
8 7 (2.03%) NetApp
9 6 (1.74%) Zend
10 5 (1.45%) Veeam
11 4 (1.16%) Databricks
11 4 (1.16%) Dell
11 4 (1.16%) MuleSoft
11 4 (1.16%) Splunk
12 3 (0.87%) Avaya
12 3 (0.87%) EMC
12 3 (0.87%) HP
12 3 (0.87%) IBM
12 3 (0.87%) Juniper