Period
to 18 November 2017

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 6 months to 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
North West > Merseyside
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 6 3 14
Rank change year-on-year -3 +11 -9
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 168 296 128
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 17.02% 22.80% 13.63%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 48.14% 61.28% 38.32%
Number of salaries quoted 135 220 113
Merseyside median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £28,500 £26,250 £24,600
90th Percentile £60,000 £52,500 £50,000
North West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 Merseyside with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
Merseyside
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 349 483 334
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 35.36% 37.21% 35.57%
Number of salaries quoted 274 339 251
Merseyside median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.90% +1.32%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £23,000
90th Percentile £61,250 £55,000 £53,750
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

Job postings citing SQL Server as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Merseyside.

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 6 months to 18 November 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 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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
Liverpool -4 104 £35,000 -12.50% 3
St Helens -3 17 £57,500 +109.09% 1
Wirral -2 14 £45,000 -7.22%
Southport -3 7 £40,000 +14.29% 1
Prescot -2 5 £35,000 +7.69%
Birkenhead -1 1 - -
SQL Server
North West

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 72 (42.86%) SQL
2 70 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
3 64 (38.10%) .NET
4 56 (33.33%) Windows
5 55 (32.74%) TDD
6 53 (31.55%) C#
7 48 (28.57%) Linux
8 45 (26.79%) ASP.NET
9 44 (26.19%) MVC
10 42 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
11 39 (23.21%) ASP.NET MVC
11 39 (23.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 38 (22.62%) Microsoft
13 32 (19.05%) SQL Server 2016
14 31 (18.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 30 (17.86%) ASP.NET Web API
16 29 (17.26%) ASP.NET MVC 5
16 29 (17.26%) Jenkins
17 28 (16.67%) BDD
17 28 (16.67%) Web Application Development
17 28 (16.67%) RESTful
18 27 (16.07%) Dependency Injection
18 27 (16.07%) Business Intelligence
18 27 (16.07%) SQL Server 2014
19 26 (15.48%) Apache
19 26 (15.48%) VB
19 26 (15.48%) Git (software)
20 25 (14.88%) DevOps
21 24 (14.29%) MySQL
22 23 (13.69%) T-SQL

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 26 (15.48%) Apache
2 17 (10.12%) Tomcat
3 12 (7.14%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (1.19%) CMS
4 2 (1.19%) Drupal
4 2 (1.19%) WordPress
5 1 (0.60%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.60%) Oracle Service Bus
5 1 (0.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.60%) Umbraco
Applications
1 14 (8.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (4.76%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.79%) Cognos TM1
2 2 (1.19%) Magento
2 2 (1.19%) OpenCart
2 2 (1.19%) osCommerce
3 1 (0.60%) Cerner Millennium
3 1 (0.60%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.60%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.60%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 21 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (11.31%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 19 (11.31%) AWS CloudFormation
2 19 (11.31%) GitHub
3 17 (10.12%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.60%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.60%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.60%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (9.52%) Broadband
2 13 (7.74%) Internet
3 8 (4.76%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (23.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 32 (19.05%) SQL Server 2016
3 31 (18.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 27 (16.07%) SQL Server 2014
5 24 (14.29%) MySQL
6 20 (11.90%) Big Data
6 20 (11.90%) Hadoop
7 17 (10.12%) Data Warehouse
7 17 (10.12%) MongoDB
8 15 (8.93%) SQL Server 2012
8 15 (8.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 13 (7.74%) NoSQL
10 10 (5.95%) PostgreSQL
11 8 (4.76%) Data Mining
12 7 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
13 4 (2.38%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 4 (2.38%) SAP HANA
13 4 (2.38%) SQL Server 2005
14 3 (1.79%) Relational Database
15 2 (1.19%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 29 (17.26%) Jenkins
2 26 (15.48%) Git (software)
3 20 (11.90%) JIRA
4 19 (11.31%) Bitbucket
5 17 (10.12%) NUnit
6 16 (9.52%) MSTest
7 9 (5.36%) Selenium
8 8 (4.76%) JUnit
8 8 (4.76%) SonarQube
9 5 (2.98%) Ant
9 5 (2.98%) Apache Ivy
9 5 (2.98%) Gradle
9 5 (2.98%) Maven
10 2 (1.19%) Bazaar
10 2 (1.19%) Mercurial
10 2 (1.19%) PhantomJS
10 2 (1.19%) PHPUnit
10 2 (1.19%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 2 (1.19%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (1.19%) Visual Studio
General
1 18 (10.71%) Finance
2 16 (9.52%) Telecoms
3 13 (7.74%) Manufacturing
4 12 (7.14%) Marketing
5 11 (6.55%) Retail
6 6 (3.57%) Legal
7 5 (2.98%) Advertising
8 2 (1.19%) Law
9 1 (0.60%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.60%) Games
Job Titles
1 91 (54.17%) Developer
2 53 (31.55%) .NET Developer
3 24 (14.29%) DBA
4 23 (13.69%) C# Developer
5 20 (11.90%) C# .NET Developer
6 19 (11.31%) ASP.NET Developer
6 19 (11.31%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 18 (10.71%) SQL DBA
7 18 (10.71%) SQL Developer
8 16 (9.52%) Telecoms Developer
9 15 (8.93%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 14 (8.33%) Administrator
10 14 (8.33%) Analyst
11 10 (5.95%) SQL Server Developer
12 8 (4.76%) Database Engineer
13 7 (4.17%) Database Specialist
13 7 (4.17%) Linux Specialist
13 7 (4.17%) Senior Developer
13 7 (4.17%) SQL Server DBA
13 7 (4.17%) SSRS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (38.10%) .NET
2 45 (26.79%) ASP.NET
3 39 (23.21%) ASP.NET MVC
4 30 (17.86%) ASP.NET Web API
5 29 (17.26%) ASP.NET MVC 5
6 28 (16.67%) RESTful
7 19 (11.31%) Hibernate
8 16 (9.52%) jQuery
8 16 (9.52%) Ninject
8 16 (9.52%) Node.js
8 16 (9.52%) Spring.NET
8 16 (9.52%) Unity DI Container
8 16 (9.52%) WinForms
8 16 (9.52%) WPF
9 15 (8.93%) Web Services
10 14 (8.33%) AngularJS
11 13 (7.74%) WCF
12 12 (7.14%) LAMP
13 10 (5.95%) .NET Framework
13 10 (5.95%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 23 (13.69%) Greenfield Project
2 18 (10.71%) Replication
3 15 (8.93%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (7.74%) Blog
4 13 (7.74%) Digital Media
4 13 (7.74%) Life Science
5 10 (5.95%) Management Information System
6 9 (5.36%) Digital TV
7 6 (3.57%) Computer Science
8 4 (2.38%) Driving Licence
9 2 (1.19%) User Experience
10 1 (0.60%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.60%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.60%) FMCG
10 1 (0.60%) iPad
10 1 (0.60%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.60%) NHS
10 1 (0.60%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 56 (33.33%) Windows
2 48 (28.57%) Linux
3 14 (8.33%) Unix
4 13 (7.74%) CentOS
4 13 (7.74%) Ubuntu
5 8 (4.76%) Debian
5 8 (4.76%) SUSE
6 5 (2.98%) Windows Server
6 5 (2.98%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (1.79%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (32.74%) TDD
3 44 (26.19%) MVC
4 42 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
5 28 (16.67%) BDD
5 28 (16.67%) Web Application Development
6 27 (16.07%) Business Intelligence
6 27 (16.07%) Dependency Injection
7 25 (14.88%) DevOps
8 22 (13.10%) ETL
8 22 (13.10%) Scrum
9 19 (11.31%) Requirements Management
10 17 (10.12%) Inversion of Control
11 16 (9.52%) Collaborative Working
11 16 (9.52%) Kanban
11 16 (9.52%) MVVM
12 15 (8.93%) Performance Tuning
13 13 (7.74%) Analytics
13 13 (7.74%) Performance Optimisation
14 12 (7.14%) Data Integration
Programming Languages
1 72 (42.86%) SQL
2 53 (31.55%) C#
3 26 (15.48%) VB
4 23 (13.69%) T-SQL
5 21 (12.50%) VB.NET
6 20 (11.90%) JavaScript
7 19 (11.31%) Bash Shell
8 14 (8.33%) Python
9 13 (7.74%) Ruby
10 4 (2.38%) VBA
11 3 (1.79%) PHP
12 2 (1.19%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 2 (1.19%) Java
12 2 (1.19%) Perl
12 2 (1.19%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.60%) C
13 1 (0.60%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.60%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (2.38%) Degree
1 4 (2.38%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (1.79%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (1.19%) ISEB
4 1 (0.60%) MCSA
4 1 (0.60%) MCSE
4 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.98%) Data Quality
2 3 (1.79%) QA
3 1 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.60%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (0.60%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 20 (11.90%) Opscode Chef
1 20 (11.90%) Puppet
2 19 (11.31%) ZABBIX
3 11 (6.55%) Ambari
4 9 (5.36%) Ansible
5 1 (0.60%) Nagios
5 1 (0.60%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 38 (22.62%) Microsoft
2 13 (7.74%) Oracle
3 11 (6.55%) Hortonworks
4 7 (4.17%) Google
5 4 (2.38%) Cognos
5 4 (2.38%) SAP
6 3 (1.79%) HP
6 3 (1.79%) MuleSoft
6 3 (1.79%) Tableau
7 2 (1.19%) Zend
8 1 (0.60%) Capita
8 1 (0.60%) Cerner
8 1 (0.60%) IDERA
8 1 (0.60%) Rackspace
8 1 (0.60%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.60%) RedGate
8 1 (0.60%) SaltStack
8 1 (0.60%) Talend
8 1 (0.60%) VMware