Period
to 15 December 2017

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 December 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server 2016
England > North West
6 months to
15 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 131 323 -
Rank change year-on-year +192 - -
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2016 322 48 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.45% 0.39% -
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 7.61% 1.11% -
Number of salaries quoted 299 39 0
North West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 -
England median annual salary £42,500 £47,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -9.57% -14.55% -

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 4233 4316 4336
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 32.25% 34.65% 33.99%
Number of salaries quoted 3594 3739 3726
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £58,750 £55,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

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 December 2017.

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 December 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
Manchester +146 199 £42,500 -15.00% 10
Cheshire +10 45 £47,500 +35.71% 10
Lancashire +47 44 £35,000 -12.50% 4
Merseyside +44 32 £57,500 +43.75% 2
Cumbria - 2 £57,500 -
SQL Server 2016
England

For the 6 months to 15 December 2017, IT jobs citing SQL Server 2016 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 North West region with a requirement for SQL Server 2016.

1 322 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 230 (71.43%) .NET
3 211 (65.53%) Agile Software Development
4 209 (64.91%) C#
5 193 (59.94%) ASP.NET
6 189 (58.70%) MVC
7 188 (58.39%) ASP.NET MVC
8 187 (58.07%) ASP.NET MVC 5
9 180 (55.90%) Web Application Development
10 176 (54.66%) TDD
11 145 (45.03%) BDD
12 142 (44.10%) RESTful
12 142 (44.10%) ASP.NET Web API
13 131 (40.68%) .NET Framework
14 104 (32.30%) Scrum
15 103 (31.99%) WCF
16 100 (31.06%) Git (software)
17 98 (30.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 97 (30.12%) NoSQL
19 96 (29.81%) Entity Framework
19 96 (29.81%) Node.js
19 96 (29.81%) Ruby
20 95 (29.50%) AngularJS
21 93 (28.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
22 92 (28.57%) SQL
23 85 (26.40%) Code First Entity Framework
24 84 (26.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
25 82 (25.47%) Business Intelligence
26 73 (22.67%) T-SQL
27 70 (21.74%) Finance

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 10 (3.11%) BizTalk Server
2 7 (2.17%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.31%) IIS
3 1 (0.31%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (1.55%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (1.86%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 52 (16.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (1.55%) Google Analytics
3 3 (0.93%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.62%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 26 (8.07%) Internet
2 18 (5.59%) Broadband
3 2 (0.62%) Asterisk PBX
3 2 (0.62%) Firewall
3 2 (0.62%) PBX
4 1 (0.31%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 322 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 97 (30.12%) NoSQL
3 93 (28.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 84 (26.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 67 (20.81%) Data Warehouse
6 63 (19.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 60 (18.63%) SQL Server 2014
8 44 (13.66%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 35 (10.87%) MongoDB
9 35 (10.87%) RavenDB
10 32 (9.94%) SQL Server 2012
11 28 (8.70%) SQL Server 2008
12 19 (5.90%) Power BI
13 11 (3.42%) QlikView
14 9 (2.80%) Qlik Sense
15 7 (2.17%) Big Data
16 6 (1.86%) Data Mining
16 6 (1.86%) DTS
16 6 (1.86%) SQL Server 2005
17 5 (1.55%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 100 (31.06%) Git (software)
2 31 (9.63%) MSTest
2 31 (9.63%) NUnit
3 14 (4.35%) Visual Studio
4 8 (2.48%) Moq
4 8 (2.48%) Rhino Mocks
5 5 (1.55%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 3 (0.93%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 70 (21.74%) Finance
2 48 (14.91%) Games
3 40 (12.42%) Advertising
4 34 (10.56%) Marketing
5 24 (7.45%) Music Industry
6 18 (5.59%) Telecoms
7 12 (3.73%) Retail
8 2 (0.62%) Banking
8 2 (0.62%) Legal
9 1 (0.31%) Law
Job Titles
1 292 (90.68%) Developer
2 217 (67.39%) .NET Developer
3 58 (18.01%) SQL Developer
4 45 (13.98%) SQL Server Developer
5 44 (13.66%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 33 (10.25%) SQL BI Developer
7 27 (8.39%) C# .NET Developer
7 27 (8.39%) C# Developer
7 27 (8.39%) SQL Server BI Developer
8 26 (8.07%) Data Warehouse Developer
8 26 (8.07%) SQL Server Data Warehouse Developer
9 18 (5.59%) Telecoms Developer
10 14 (4.35%) ASP.NET Developer
10 14 (4.35%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 13 (4.04%) DBA
12 12 (3.73%) Analyst
12 12 (3.73%) SQL DBA
13 11 (3.42%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
14 10 (3.11%) SQL Analyst
15 9 (2.80%) Internet Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 230 (71.43%) .NET
2 193 (59.94%) ASP.NET
3 188 (58.39%) ASP.NET MVC
4 187 (58.07%) ASP.NET MVC 5
5 142 (44.10%) ASP.NET Web API
5 142 (44.10%) RESTful
6 131 (40.68%) .NET Framework
7 103 (31.99%) WCF
8 98 (30.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 96 (29.81%) Entity Framework
9 96 (29.81%) Node.js
10 95 (29.50%) AngularJS
11 85 (26.40%) Code First Entity Framework
12 59 (18.32%) KnockoutJS
13 39 (12.11%) CSS
13 39 (12.11%) HTML
13 39 (12.11%) HTML5
14 36 (11.18%) CSS3
15 34 (10.56%) WPF
16 31 (9.63%) Spring.NET
Miscellaneous
1 43 (13.35%) Fintech
2 32 (9.94%) Greenfield Project
2 32 (9.94%) Social Network
3 17 (5.28%) Enterprise Software
4 9 (2.80%) Blog
4 9 (2.80%) Digital Media
5 8 (2.48%) BBC
5 8 (2.48%) Social Media
6 6 (1.86%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (1.55%) Tandem
8 4 (1.24%) Digital TV
9 3 (0.93%) Clustering
9 3 (0.93%) FMCG
9 3 (0.93%) iPad
10 2 (0.62%) Computer Science
11 1 (0.31%) Credit Risk
11 1 (0.31%) Data Structures
11 1 (0.31%) Management Information System
11 1 (0.31%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 43 (13.35%) Windows
2 10 (3.11%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (1.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (0.93%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.31%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 211 (65.53%) Agile Software Development
2 189 (58.70%) MVC
3 180 (55.90%) Web Application Development
4 176 (54.66%) TDD
5 145 (45.03%) BDD
6 104 (32.30%) Scrum
7 82 (25.47%) Business Intelligence
8 69 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
9 68 (21.12%) Dependency Injection
10 42 (13.04%) Asset Management
10 42 (13.04%) Wealth Management
11 35 (10.87%) High Availability
12 34 (10.56%) MVVM
13 32 (9.94%) Kanban
14 31 (9.63%) Inversion of Control
15 30 (9.32%) OO
16 25 (7.76%) ETL
17 24 (7.45%) Data Analysis
18 22 (6.83%) SDLC
19 13 (4.04%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 209 (64.91%) C#
2 96 (29.81%) Ruby
3 92 (28.57%) SQL
4 73 (22.67%) T-SQL
5 55 (17.08%) JavaScript
6 25 (7.76%) VB.NET
7 24 (7.45%) VB
8 4 (1.24%) VBA
9 2 (0.62%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.31%) C
Qualifications
1 15 (4.66%) Degree
2 2 (0.62%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (0.62%) Numerate Degree
3 1 (0.31%) MCITP
3 1 (0.31%) MCSA
3 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.31%) ISO 9000
1 1 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (1.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.93%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.62%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.62%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (0.62%) Backup Exec
2 1 (0.31%) Perfmon
2 1 (0.31%) SCCM
Vendors
1 58 (18.01%) Facebook
2 35 (10.87%) Microsoft
3 13 (4.04%) Google
3 13 (4.04%) Twitter
4 12 (3.73%) Cognos
5 9 (2.80%) Tableau
6 8 (2.48%) Apple
6 8 (2.48%) Sony
6 8 (2.48%) Yahoo!
7 6 (1.86%) IBM
7 6 (1.86%) VMware
8 5 (1.55%) Salesforce.com
8 5 (1.55%) SAP
9 4 (1.24%) Capita
10 3 (0.93%) Oracle
11 2 (0.62%) Cisco
11 2 (0.62%) MicroStrategy
11 2 (0.62%) Symantec
12 1 (0.31%) Citrix
12 1 (0.31%) WorldPay