Period
to 15 February 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for SQL Server 2016 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited SQL Server 2016 over the 6 months to 15 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server 2016
England > North West
6 months to
15 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 103 109 298
Rank change year-on-year +6 +189 +59
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2016 316 367 65
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.05% 2.86% 0.53%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 10.15% 8.72% 1.49%
Number of salaries quoted 314 342 57
North West median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.65% +10.39% -9.41%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £28,650
90th Percentile £75,000 £65,000 £55,250
England median annual salary £52,500 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +23.53% -5.56% -10.00%

SQL Server 2016 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 the North West with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
North West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 3,114 4,210 4,350
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 30.09% 32.80% 35.18%
Number of salaries quoted 2,656 3,528 3,778
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £63,750 £60,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -

SQL Server 2016
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing SQL Server 2016 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server 2016 in the North West

SQL Server 2016
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SQL Server 2016 in the North West.

Salary trend for SQL Server 2016 in the North West

SQL Server 2016
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server 2016 in the North West over the 6 months to 15 February 2019.

Salary histogram for SQL Server 2016 in the North West

SQL Server 2016
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server 2016 within the North West region over the 6 months to 15 February 2019. 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
Manchester +36 248 £50,000 +17.65% 35
Cheshire +34 61 £55,000 +29.41% 16
Merseyside -27 5 £47,500 -17.39% 3
Lancashire -34 2 £41,250 +3.13% 8
SQL Server 2016
England

For the 6 months to 15 February 2019, IT jobs citing SQL Server 2016 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 North West region with a requirement for SQL Server 2016.

1 316 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 274 (86.71%) .NET
3 269 (85.13%) C#
4 242 (76.58%) Agile Software Development
5 219 (69.30%) TDD
6 197 (62.34%) MVC
6 197 (62.34%) ASP.NET
7 196 (62.03%) ASP.NET MVC
8 187 (59.18%) Scrum
9 178 (56.33%) Web Application Development
10 141 (44.62%) Kanban
11 139 (43.99%) Dependency Injection
11 139 (43.99%) Continuous Integration
12 135 (42.72%) BDD
13 127 (40.19%) RESTful
14 126 (39.87%) ASP.NET Web API
15 116 (36.71%) AngularJS
16 105 (33.23%) ASP.NET MVC 5
17 100 (31.65%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 100 (31.65%) JavaScript
18 97 (30.70%) Greenfield Project
19 89 (28.16%) Internet
19 89 (28.16%) WPF
20 88 (27.85%) MVVM
21 86 (27.22%) Microsoft Azure
22 75 (23.73%) Microsoft
23 73 (23.10%) WCF
24 66 (20.89%) Facebook
25 65 (20.57%) Finance
26 57 (18.04%) Ruby

SQL Server 2016
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 6 (1.90%) IIS
2 4 (1.27%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.63%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.32%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 4 (1.27%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 86 (27.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (1.90%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.95%) SaaS
4 2 (0.63%) Dynamics 365
4 2 (0.63%) PaaS
5 1 (0.32%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 89 (28.16%) Internet
2 24 (7.59%) Broadband
3 16 (5.06%) Hyperconnected
4 4 (1.27%) HTTP
4 4 (1.27%) SAN
5 2 (0.63%) DHCP
5 2 (0.63%) DNS
5 2 (0.63%) FTP
5 2 (0.63%) SMTP
5 2 (0.63%) SSH
5 2 (0.63%) SSL
5 2 (0.63%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 316 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 56 (17.72%) NoSQL
3 48 (15.19%) MongoDB
4 47 (14.87%) RavenDB
5 35 (11.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 32 (10.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 27 (8.54%) SQL Server 2008
8 12 (3.80%) SQL Server 2012
9 11 (3.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 10 (3.16%) Data Warehouse
10 10 (3.16%) SQL Server 2014
11 7 (2.22%) Power BI
12 4 (1.27%) Azure SQL Database
12 4 (1.27%) DTS
12 4 (1.27%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 4 (1.27%) Relational Database
13 3 (0.95%) PostgreSQL
14 2 (0.63%) OLAP
14 2 (0.63%) OLAP Cube
14 2 (0.63%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 57 (18.04%) Git (software)
2 23 (7.28%) MSTest
2 23 (7.28%) NUnit
3 7 (2.22%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (1.27%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.63%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.32%) Moq
6 1 (0.32%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.32%) TeamCity
General
1 65 (20.57%) Finance
2 54 (17.09%) Games
3 26 (8.23%) Telecoms
4 20 (6.33%) Advertising
5 3 (0.95%) Retail
6 1 (0.32%) Automotive
6 1 (0.32%) Banking
6 1 (0.32%) Marketing
6 1 (0.32%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 292 (92.41%) Developer
2 268 (84.81%) .NET Developer
3 96 (30.38%) C# .NET Developer
3 96 (30.38%) C# Developer
4 70 (22.15%) C# WPF Developer
4 70 (22.15%) WPF Developer
5 41 (12.97%) Internet Developer
6 25 (7.91%) ASP.NET Developer
6 25 (7.91%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 24 (7.59%) Telecoms Developer
8 23 (7.28%) .NET Developer - Fintech
8 23 (7.28%) Messaging Developer
8 23 (7.28%) Social Media Developer
9 19 (6.01%) DBA
9 19 (6.01%) SQL Developer
10 16 (5.06%) SQL DBA
11 9 (2.85%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 7 (2.22%) Administrator
12 7 (2.22%) Junior
13 6 (1.90%) Junior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 274 (86.71%) .NET
2 197 (62.34%) ASP.NET
3 196 (62.03%) ASP.NET MVC
4 127 (40.19%) RESTful
5 126 (39.87%) ASP.NET Web API
6 116 (36.71%) AngularJS
7 105 (33.23%) ASP.NET MVC 5
8 100 (31.65%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 89 (28.16%) WPF
10 73 (23.10%) WCF
11 56 (17.72%) Node.js
12 55 (17.41%) KnockoutJS
13 52 (16.46%) ASP.NET Core
14 50 (15.82%) CSS
14 50 (15.82%) HTML
15 48 (15.19%) .NET Core
16 47 (14.87%) CSS3
16 47 (14.87%) HTML5
17 41 (12.97%) .NET Framework
18 23 (7.28%) Spring.NET
Miscellaneous
1 97 (30.70%) Greenfield Project
2 44 (13.92%) Enterprise Software
3 32 (10.13%) Fintech
4 23 (7.28%) BBC
4 23 (7.28%) Social Media
4 23 (7.28%) Social Network
4 23 (7.28%) Tandem
5 11 (3.48%) Clustering
6 9 (2.85%) Data Centre
7 6 (1.90%) Replication
8 3 (0.95%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.63%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (0.63%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.63%) Digital TV
Operating Systems
1 22 (6.96%) Windows
2 14 (4.43%) Windows Server
3 10 (3.16%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (0.95%) Linux
5 2 (0.63%) Debian
6 1 (0.32%) Android
6 1 (0.32%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.32%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.32%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.32%) Windows Embedded Compact
6 1 (0.32%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 242 (76.58%) Agile Software Development
2 219 (69.30%) TDD
3 197 (62.34%) MVC
4 187 (59.18%) Scrum
5 178 (56.33%) Web Application Development
6 141 (44.62%) Kanban
7 139 (43.99%) Continuous Integration
7 139 (43.99%) Dependency Injection
8 135 (42.72%) BDD
9 88 (27.85%) MVVM
10 51 (16.14%) Asset Management
11 47 (14.87%) OO
12 28 (8.86%) Wealth Management
13 24 (7.59%) CQRS
13 24 (7.59%) Domain-Driven Design
14 23 (7.28%) Inversion of Control
15 20 (6.33%) High Availability
15 20 (6.33%) Problem-Solving
16 19 (6.01%) Performance Tuning
17 17 (5.38%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 269 (85.13%) C#
2 100 (31.65%) JavaScript
3 57 (18.04%) Ruby
4 47 (14.87%) SQL
5 30 (9.49%) T-SQL
6 2 (0.63%) Java
6 2 (0.63%) PowerShell
6 2 (0.63%) R
6 2 (0.63%) XPath
7 1 (0.32%) F#
7 1 (0.32%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (2.22%) Degree
2 2 (0.63%) CCNA
2 2 (0.63%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (0.63%) MCSE
2 2 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (0.95%) GDPR
2 1 (0.32%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (2.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.63%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.63%) vSphere
2 2 (0.63%) XenApp
2 2 (0.63%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (3.16%) Microsoft Clustering
2 7 (2.22%) SQL Sentry
3 2 (0.63%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.32%) Kibana
4 1 (0.32%) MobiControl
Vendors
1 75 (23.73%) Microsoft
2 66 (20.89%) Facebook
3 24 (7.59%) Google
4 23 (7.28%) Apple
4 23 (7.28%) Sony
4 23 (7.28%) Twitter
4 23 (7.28%) Yahoo!
5 11 (3.48%) VMware
6 9 (2.85%) RedGate
7 3 (0.95%) AppDynamics
8 2 (0.63%) Cisco
8 2 (0.63%) Citrix
8 2 (0.63%) EMC
8 2 (0.63%) HP
8 2 (0.63%) Oracle
9 1 (0.32%) SAP
9 1 (0.32%) SOTI
9 1 (0.32%) Tableau