The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 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 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
North West / Merseyside
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 3 3 4
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1  
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 136 137 113
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 24.03% 27.85% 23.11%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 63.55% 72.87% 55.94%
Number of salaries quoted 135 109 92
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,300 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £45,000 £52,500
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 Merseyside with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Merseyside
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 214 188 202
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 37.81% 38.21% 41.31%
Number of salaries quoted 183 156 170
Median salary £40,000 £42,250 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.32% +5.62%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,500 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £53,573 £52,500 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Merseyside 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 Merseyside

SQL Server
Salary Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SQL Server in Merseyside.

Salary trend for SQL Server in Merseyside

SQL Server
Salary Histogram in Merseyside

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in Merseyside over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Salary histogram for SQL Server in Merseyside

SQL Server
Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 29 March 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
Liverpool -1 83 £40,000 - 9
Wirral +6 16 £45,000 +19.04% 1
St Helens - 12 £42,500 - 3
Birkenhead +2 11 £35,000 +7.69% 5
Southport +2 9 £40,000 +25.00% 2
Bootle -2 8 £53,573 +64.83%
SQL Server
North West

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 178 (57.23%) .NET
2 169 (54.34%) C#
3 155 (49.84%) SQL
4 144 (46.30%) ASP.NET
5 130 (41.80%) Microsoft
6 120 (38.59%) MVC
7 108 (34.73%) ASP.NET MVC
8 84 (27.01%) Agile Software Development
9 81 (26.05%) ASP.NET Web API
10 80 (25.72%) JavaScript
11 69 (22.19%) HTML
11 69 (22.19%) SQL Server 2014
12 66 (21.22%) TDD
13 64 (20.58%) CSS
14 63 (20.26%) MS Excel
15 55 (17.68%) .NET Framework
16 53 (17.04%) Windows
16 53 (17.04%) T-SQL
17 51 (16.40%) ASP.NET MVC 5
18 50 (16.08%) Web Application Development
18 50 (16.08%) RESTful
18 50 (16.08%) BDD
18 50 (16.08%) Entity Framework
18 50 (16.08%) jQuery
19 49 (15.76%) Finance
20 46 (14.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
21 43 (13.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
21 43 (13.83%) Visual Studio
22 40 (12.86%) ITIL
22 40 (12.86%) AngularJS

SQL Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in Merseyside 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 20 (6.43%) IIS
2 13 (4.18%) Umbraco
3 12 (3.86%) Apache
3 12 (3.86%) Tomcat
4 10 (3.22%) CMS
5 8 (2.57%) MS Exchange
5 8 (2.57%) Sitecore CMS
6 7 (2.25%) BizTalk Server
6 7 (2.25%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (2.25%) Exchange Server 2013
6 7 (2.25%) SharePoint
7 6 (1.93%) EPiServer
7 6 (1.93%) JBoss
8 5 (1.61%) Skype for Business
9 2 (0.64%) GroupWise
10 1 (0.32%) Confluence
10 1 (0.32%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.32%) Kentico
10 1 (0.32%) Orchard CMS
Applications
1 63 (20.26%) MS Excel
2 17 (5.47%) MS Office
3 2 (0.64%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.32%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (2.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.29%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.96%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.64%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.64%) Infor CRM
Cloud Services
1 33 (10.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (3.86%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (3.54%) Office 365
4 10 (3.22%) SaaS
5 6 (1.93%) IaaS
5 6 (1.93%) PaaS
6 5 (1.61%) GitHub
7 1 (0.32%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.32%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (0.32%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 18 (5.79%) SAN
2 8 (2.57%) Broadband
2 8 (2.57%) Firewall
3 7 (2.25%) DNS
3 7 (2.25%) VPN
4 6 (1.93%) DHCP
5 5 (1.61%) Cisco ASA
5 5 (1.61%) NAS
5 5 (1.61%) Network Security
5 5 (1.61%) Skype
6 4 (1.29%) LAN
6 4 (1.29%) VoIP
6 4 (1.29%) WAN
7 1 (0.32%) Kerberos
7 1 (0.32%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (22.19%) SQL Server 2014
2 46 (14.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 43 (13.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 38 (12.22%) Data Warehouse
5 24 (7.72%) NoSQL
5 24 (7.72%) SQL Server 2008
6 21 (6.75%) SQL Server 2012
7 20 (6.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 15 (4.82%) MySQL
9 12 (3.86%) SQL Server 2005
10 10 (3.22%) MongoDB
11 9 (2.89%) DTS
12 6 (1.93%) Azure SQL Database
12 6 (1.93%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
12 6 (1.93%) QlikView
12 6 (1.93%) Relational Database
12 6 (1.93%) SQL Server 2016
13 5 (1.61%) Oracle Database
13 5 (1.61%) Oracle Database 11g
13 5 (1.61%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 43 (13.83%) Visual Studio
2 37 (11.90%) Git (software)
3 20 (6.43%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 10 (3.22%) MSTest
4 10 (3.22%) NUnit
5 9 (2.89%) ERwin
5 9 (2.89%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (1.61%) Bitbucket
6 5 (1.61%) Jenkins
6 5 (1.61%) Moq
6 5 (1.61%) Octopus Deploy
6 5 (1.61%) Rhino Mocks
7 4 (1.29%) TeamCity
8 3 (0.96%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 2 (0.64%) JIRA
10 1 (0.32%) Cucumber
10 1 (0.32%) LoadRunner
10 1 (0.32%) NuGet
10 1 (0.32%) Selenium
10 1 (0.32%) SoapUI
General
1 49 (15.76%) Finance
2 21 (6.75%) Banking
3 16 (5.14%) Telecoms
4 13 (4.18%) Retail
5 9 (2.89%) Law
5 9 (2.89%) Pharmaceutical
6 5 (1.61%) Marketing
7 2 (0.64%) Advertising
7 2 (0.64%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.32%) Games
Job Titles
1 187 (60.13%) Developer
2 141 (45.34%) .NET Developer
3 70 (22.51%) C# Developer
4 57 (18.33%) C# .NET Developer
5 43 (13.83%) Analyst
6 29 (9.32%) SQL Developer
7 27 (8.68%) Data Analyst
8 25 (8.04%) DBA
9 23 (7.40%) ASP.NET Developer
10 22 (7.07%) SQL DBA
11 21 (6.75%) SQL Analyst
12 20 (6.43%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 18 (5.79%) SQL Server Developer
14 16 (5.14%) Administrator
14 16 (5.14%) SQL Data Analyst
15 15 (4.82%) Software Developer
16 14 (4.50%) Junior
17 13 (4.18%) Systems Analyst
18 12 (3.86%) Junior .NET Developer
18 12 (3.86%) Junior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 178 (57.23%) .NET
2 144 (46.30%) ASP.NET
3 108 (34.73%) ASP.NET MVC
4 81 (26.05%) ASP.NET Web API
5 69 (22.19%) HTML
6 64 (20.58%) CSS
7 55 (17.68%) .NET Framework
8 51 (16.40%) ASP.NET MVC 5
9 50 (16.08%) Entity Framework
9 50 (16.08%) jQuery
9 50 (16.08%) RESTful
10 40 (12.86%) AngularJS
11 33 (10.61%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 33 (10.61%) WCF
12 25 (8.04%) KnockoutJS
13 24 (7.72%) WPF
14 21 (6.75%) Node.js
15 20 (6.43%) Code First Entity Framework
16 19 (6.11%) ASP.NET Web Forms
17 18 (5.79%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 25 (8.04%) Data Centre
2 21 (6.75%) Digital TV
3 16 (5.14%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (5.14%) Mobile App
4 15 (4.82%) Management Information System
5 8 (2.57%) Enterprise Software
5 8 (2.57%) Private Cloud
6 7 (2.25%) Clustering
6 7 (2.25%) Replication
7 6 (1.93%) FlexPod
7 6 (1.93%) Hybrid Cloud
7 6 (1.93%) Public Cloud
7 6 (1.93%) Video Conferencing
8 5 (1.61%) iPad
9 4 (1.29%) Computer Science
10 3 (0.96%) Driving Licence
10 3 (0.96%) NHS
10 3 (0.96%) User Experience
11 2 (0.64%) N-Tier
12 1 (0.32%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 53 (17.04%) Windows
2 27 (8.68%) Windows Server
3 20 (6.43%) Linux
4 12 (3.86%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (3.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (1.93%) Unix
6 6 (1.93%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (1.61%) Data ONTAP
8 4 (1.29%) Android
8 4 (1.29%) Apple iOS
8 4 (1.29%) HPUX
9 1 (0.32%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.32%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.32%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.32%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (38.59%) MVC
2 84 (27.01%) Agile Software Development
3 66 (21.22%) TDD
4 50 (16.08%) BDD
4 50 (16.08%) Web Application Development
5 40 (12.86%) ITIL
6 39 (12.54%) Business Intelligence
7 29 (9.32%) Scrum
8 24 (7.72%) Continuous Integration
9 22 (7.07%) OO
10 20 (6.43%) Dependency Injection
11 18 (5.79%) ITIL V3
11 18 (5.79%) Web Development
12 15 (4.82%) ETL
13 14 (4.50%) CRM
13 14 (4.50%) Data Modelling
13 14 (4.50%) Mentoring
14 13 (4.18%) PRINCE2
15 12 (3.86%) High Availability
16 11 (3.54%) Inversion of Control
Programming Languages
1 169 (54.34%) C#
2 155 (49.84%) SQL
3 80 (25.72%) JavaScript
4 53 (17.04%) T-SQL
5 28 (9.00%) VB.NET
6 23 (7.40%) VB
7 22 (7.07%) PowerShell
8 20 (6.43%) Ruby
9 3 (0.96%) Java
10 2 (0.64%) J#
10 2 (0.64%) VBA
10 2 (0.64%) VBScript
11 1 (0.32%) ABAP
11 1 (0.32%) C
11 1 (0.32%) C++
11 1 (0.32%) Perl
11 1 (0.32%) Python
11 1 (0.32%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 26 (8.36%) Degree
2 22 (7.07%) Microsoft Certification
3 13 (4.18%) CCNA
3 13 (4.18%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (2.25%) ISEB
4 7 (2.25%) MCSE
5 6 (1.93%) EMC Certification
5 6 (1.93%) MCITP
5 6 (1.93%) NCDA
5 6 (1.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (0.32%) A+ Certification
6 1 (0.32%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.32%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (0.96%) Data Quality
1 3 (0.96%) QA
2 2 (0.64%) ISO 9001
2 2 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.32%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (6.43%) Hyper-V
2 18 (5.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (3.54%) Active Directory
4 10 (3.22%) vSphere
5 4 (1.29%) Virtual Servers
6 3 (0.96%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.64%) NDS
7 2 (0.64%) NetIQ eDirectory
7 2 (0.64%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.64%) XenApp
7 2 (0.64%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.32%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.32%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 8 (2.57%) NetBackup
2 7 (2.25%) SCCM
3 6 (1.93%) AirWatch
4 5 (1.61%) SCDPM
4 5 (1.61%) SCOM
4 5 (1.61%) SCVMM
5 4 (1.29%) Failover Clustering
5 4 (1.29%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (0.32%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.32%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 130 (41.80%) Microsoft
2 27 (8.68%) Oracle
3 20 (6.43%) VMware
4 12 (3.86%) Cisco
5 11 (3.54%) Citrix
6 10 (3.22%) SAP
6 10 (3.22%) Sitecore
7 8 (2.57%) Xamarin
8 6 (1.93%) EMC
8 6 (1.93%) IBM
8 6 (1.93%) NetApp
8 6 (1.93%) Software AG
9 4 (1.29%) IDERA
9 4 (1.29%) Red Hat
9 4 (1.29%) RedGate
10 2 (0.64%) Sage
11 1 (0.32%) HP
11 1 (0.32%) MicroStrategy
11 1 (0.32%) Pegasus
11 1 (0.32%) Veritas
St. Helens, Merseyside
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: Additional Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 2 hours ago
Southport, Merseyside
ISL
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Southport, Merseyside
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Wirral, Merseyside
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Prescot, Merseyside
QVC
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Birkenhead, Merseyside
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
St. Helens, Merseyside
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £37000 per annum + bens
Posted: 6 days ago
Birkenhead, Merseyside
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
St. Helens, Merseyside
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: £33000.00 - £37000.00 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Birkenhead, Merseyside
ShortList Recruitment Limited
Posted: 8 days ago
Liverpool
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Depending on experience + Bens
Posted: 9 days ago
Birkenhead
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
Birkenhead
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £27000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Warrington, Manchester, Greater Manchester,...
Actis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: To £45,000 + bonus + benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Liverpool
Michael Page Technology
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + ITIL certs + package
Posted: 7 days ago
Liverpool
Cathcart Associates
Salary: £20000 - £35000 per annum + flexible working
Posted: 26 days ago
Liverpool
Cathcart Associates
Salary: £18000 - £24000 per annum + Flexible Working Hours
Posted: 26 days ago
Warrington, Manchester, Greater Manchester,...
Actis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: To £45,000 + bonus + benefits
Posted: 12 days ago