Period
to 13 April 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 13 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
England > North West
6 months to
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 11 10 9
Rank change year-on-year -1 -1 0
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 676 1,087 1,483
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 11.76% 13.88% 14.56%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 45.68% 48.38% 49.15%
Number of salaries quoted 602 889 1,267
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,950 £31,250
25th Percentile £37,500 £37,250 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
75th Percentile £57,500 £55,000 £53,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 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 1,480 2,247 3,017
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 25.74% 28.70% 29.63%
Number of salaries quoted 1,306 1,828 2,456
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £29,750
25th Percentile £37,500 £36,750 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
75th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £57,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £68,750 £70,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £53,931 £52,500
% change year-on-year +1.98% +2.73% +5.00%

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server in the North West

SQL Server
Salary Trend in the North West

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing SQL Server in the North West.

Salary trend for SQL Server in the North West

SQL Server
Salary Histogram in the North West

Salary distribution for jobs citing SQL Server in the North West over the 6 months to 13 April 2021.

Salary histogram for SQL Server in the North West

SQL Server
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 within the North West region over the 6 months to 13 April 2021. 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 +5 442 £47,500 -1.04% 152
Cheshire +1 140 £45,000 - 36
Lancashire -7 50 £47,500 +11.76% 19
Merseyside -22 22 £40,000 -11.11% 12
Cumbria +2 16 £40,000 - 4
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 13 April 2021, 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 North West region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 365 (53.99%) SQL
2 241 (35.65%) .NET
3 236 (34.91%) Azure
4 206 (30.47%) Microsoft
5 204 (30.18%) Agile Software Development
6 199 (29.44%) JavaScript
7 197 (29.14%) C#
8 155 (22.93%) MVC
9 144 (21.30%) Business Intelligence
10 140 (20.71%) Windows
11 118 (17.46%) DevOps
12 117 (17.31%) HTML
13 116 (17.16%) MySQL
14 114 (16.86%) T-SQL
15 113 (16.72%) CSS
16 111 (16.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 107 (15.83%) .NET Core
18 104 (15.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 104 (15.38%) AWS
19 103 (15.24%) React
20 100 (14.79%) jQuery
21 98 (14.50%) Git (software)
21 98 (14.50%) ASP.NET
22 95 (14.05%) Power Platform
23 94 (13.91%) Power BI
23 94 (13.91%) Windows Server
23 94 (13.91%) Data Warehouse
24 93 (13.76%) AngularJS
25 91 (13.46%) Node.js
26 86 (12.72%) Linux

SQL Server
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 46 (6.80%) IIS
2 32 (4.73%) Confluence
3 19 (2.81%) MS Exchange
4 15 (2.22%) BizTalk Server
5 14 (2.07%) CMS
6 13 (1.92%) EPiServer
7 12 (1.78%) Exchange Server 2013
8 11 (1.63%) Apache Spark
8 11 (1.63%) SharePoint
8 11 (1.63%) WordPress
9 10 (1.48%) Kentico
9 10 (1.48%) Sitecore CMS
9 10 (1.48%) Umbraco
10 9 (1.33%) Apache
11 5 (0.74%) Elasticsearch
11 5 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2010
11 5 (0.74%) SharePoint 2013
12 4 (0.59%) Apache Synapse
12 4 (0.59%) nginx
12 4 (0.59%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 37 (5.47%) Microsoft Excel
2 23 (3.40%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.44%) Acrobat
4 2 (0.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.30%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.30%) SOLIDWORKS
5 1 (0.15%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 10 (1.48%) nopCommerce
2 7 (1.04%) Dynamics AX
2 7 (1.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.04%) Elite 3E
3 3 (0.44%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.30%) FLEXCUBE
5 1 (0.15%) Magento
5 1 (0.15%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.15%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 1 (0.15%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 236 (34.91%) Azure
2 104 (15.38%) AWS
3 95 (14.05%) Power Platform
4 40 (5.92%) Microsoft 365
4 40 (5.92%) Serverless
5 38 (5.62%) SaaS
6 25 (3.70%) Azure Data Factory
7 19 (2.81%) IaaS
7 19 (2.81%) PaaS
8 15 (2.22%) AWS Lambda
9 14 (2.07%) Azure Functions
10 12 (1.78%) Matillion
11 9 (1.33%) AWS CloudFormation
12 8 (1.18%) Amazon ECS
12 8 (1.18%) Amazon EKS
12 8 (1.18%) AWS CodePipeline
13 7 (1.04%) Cloud Computing
14 6 (0.89%) GCP
15 5 (0.74%) Dynamics 365
16 4 (0.59%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 38 (5.62%) Firewall
2 31 (4.59%) DNS
3 30 (4.44%) DHCP
4 23 (3.40%) VoIP
5 20 (2.96%) SAN
6 18 (2.66%) NAS
7 17 (2.51%) Network Security
8 13 (1.92%) FTP
9 11 (1.63%) TCP/IP
10 8 (1.18%) Internet
11 7 (1.04%) WAN
12 6 (0.89%) Cisco ISE
12 6 (0.89%) Remote Desktop
12 6 (0.89%) Wireless
13 5 (0.74%) Skype
14 4 (0.59%) Intranet
14 4 (0.59%) Kerberos
14 4 (0.59%) LAN
14 4 (0.59%) SSL
14 4 (0.59%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 116 (17.16%) MySQL
2 111 (16.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 104 (15.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 94 (13.91%) Data Warehouse
4 94 (13.91%) Power BI
5 65 (9.62%) MongoDB
6 60 (8.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 38 (5.62%) PostgreSQL
8 35 (5.18%) Azure SQL Database
9 34 (5.03%) Relational Database
10 33 (4.88%) Amazon Redshift
10 33 (4.88%) NoSQL
11 31 (4.59%) SQL Server 2016
12 27 (3.99%) Data Lake
13 25 (3.70%) Cosmos DB
14 24 (3.55%) SQL Server 2019
15 18 (2.66%) SQL Server 2012
16 15 (2.22%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
16 15 (2.22%) Oracle Database
17 13 (1.92%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 98 (14.50%) Git (software)
2 68 (10.06%) Visual Studio
3 42 (6.21%) JIRA
4 23 (3.40%) MSTest
4 23 (3.40%) Octopus Deploy
5 21 (3.11%) Selenium
6 20 (2.96%) Postman
7 18 (2.66%) Bitbucket
8 17 (2.51%) Grunt
8 17 (2.51%) gulp
8 17 (2.51%) JMeter
8 17 (2.51%) webpack
9 16 (2.37%) Jenkins
10 15 (2.22%) Team Foundation Server
11 13 (1.92%) Oracle APEX
12 12 (1.78%) Katalon Studio
12 12 (1.78%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 10 (1.48%) git-flow
13 10 (1.48%) SoapUI
13 10 (1.48%) TeamCity
General
1 60 (8.88%) Finance
2 43 (6.36%) Law
3 28 (4.14%) Retail
4 17 (2.51%) Automotive
5 13 (1.92%) Legal
6 12 (1.78%) Public Sector
7 11 (1.63%) Back Office
7 11 (1.63%) Marketing
8 8 (1.18%) Manufacturing
8 8 (1.18%) Telecoms
9 4 (0.59%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.44%) Games
10 3 (0.44%) Housing Association
10 3 (0.44%) Local Government
10 3 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.30%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.30%) Banking
12 1 (0.15%) Advertising
12 1 (0.15%) Billing
12 1 (0.15%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 339 (50.15%) Developer
2 105 (15.53%) .NET Developer
3 89 (13.17%) Software Developer
4 69 (10.21%) SQL Developer
5 63 (9.32%) Senior Developer
6 59 (8.73%) Analyst
7 50 (7.40%) C# Developer
7 50 (7.40%) DBA
8 41 (6.07%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 41 (6.07%) C# .NET Developer
8 41 (6.07%) PHP Developer
8 41 (6.07%) SQL DBA
9 38 (5.62%) Full Stack Developer
10 35 (5.18%) JavaScript Developer
11 34 (5.03%) Data Engineer
11 34 (5.03%) SQL Server Developer
12 22 (3.25%) SQL Server DBA
13 21 (3.11%) 3rd Line Support
13 21 (3.11%) Architect
13 21 (3.11%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 241 (35.65%) .NET
2 117 (17.31%) HTML
3 113 (16.72%) CSS
4 107 (15.83%) .NET Core
5 103 (15.24%) React
6 100 (14.79%) jQuery
7 98 (14.50%) ASP.NET
8 93 (13.76%) AngularJS
9 91 (13.46%) Node.js
10 81 (11.98%) .NET Framework
11 69 (10.21%) ASP.NET Web API
12 64 (9.47%) REST
13 59 (8.73%) RESTful
14 46 (6.80%) Kafka
15 40 (5.92%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 37 (5.47%) ASP.NET MVC
16 37 (5.47%) HTML5
16 37 (5.47%) Symfony
16 37 (5.47%) Web Services
17 34 (5.03%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 70 (10.36%) Analytical Skills
2 41 (6.07%) Greenfield Project
3 35 (5.18%) Replication
4 34 (5.03%) Clustering
5 25 (3.70%) User Experience
6 18 (2.66%) Enterprise Software
7 15 (2.22%) Life Science
7 15 (2.22%) Self-Motivation
8 14 (2.07%) Data Structures
8 14 (2.07%) NHS
8 14 (2.07%) Renewable Energy
9 13 (1.92%) Management Information System
10 11 (1.63%) Data Centre
10 11 (1.63%) Mobile App
11 10 (1.48%) Linux Command Line
12 7 (1.04%) Client/Server
13 5 (0.74%) iPad
13 5 (0.74%) iPhone
14 4 (0.59%) FMCG
15 3 (0.44%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 140 (20.71%) Windows
2 94 (13.91%) Windows Server
3 86 (12.72%) Linux
4 41 (6.07%) Windows Server 2012
5 28 (4.14%) Windows Server 2016
6 19 (2.81%) Unix
7 15 (2.22%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (1.33%) Windows 10
8 9 (1.33%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (1.04%) Android
10 6 (0.89%) Windows Server 2019
11 3 (0.44%) zOS
12 2 (0.30%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.30%) Debian
12 2 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.30%) Solaris
13 1 (0.15%) CentOS
13 1 (0.15%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 204 (30.18%) Agile Software Development
2 155 (22.93%) MVC
3 144 (21.30%) Business Intelligence
4 118 (17.46%) DevOps
5 84 (12.43%) Microservices
6 70 (10.36%) ETL
7 65 (9.62%) Problem-Solving
8 63 (9.32%) Software Engineering
9 52 (7.69%) Analytics
9 52 (7.69%) OOP
9 52 (7.69%) Test Automation
10 48 (7.10%) TDD
11 47 (6.95%) Scrum
12 45 (6.66%) SDLC
13 41 (6.07%) Performance Tuning
14 38 (5.62%) Visualisation
15 37 (5.47%) Mentoring
16 36 (5.33%) SOLID
17 35 (5.18%) Computer Science
18 33 (4.88%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 365 (53.99%) SQL
2 199 (29.44%) JavaScript
3 197 (29.14%) C#
4 114 (16.86%) T-SQL
5 57 (8.43%) PowerShell
6 46 (6.80%) PHP
7 42 (6.21%) Go
8 39 (5.77%) Python
9 36 (5.33%) Java
10 19 (2.81%) TypeScript
11 15 (2.22%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 14 (2.07%) VB
13 13 (1.92%) PL/SQL
14 12 (1.78%) Bash Shell
15 10 (1.48%) VB.NET
16 7 (1.04%) VBA
17 6 (0.89%) C++
18 5 (0.74%) Perl
19 4 (0.59%) XPath
20 3 (0.44%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 50 (7.40%) Degree
2 29 (4.29%) Security Cleared
3 28 (4.14%) SC Cleared
4 24 (3.55%) Microsoft Certification
5 17 (2.51%) Computer Science Degree
6 16 (2.37%) MCSE
7 8 (1.18%) MCSA
8 7 (1.04%) BPSS Clearance
9 6 (0.89%) MCTS
10 4 (0.59%) CCNA
10 4 (0.59%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (0.59%) DBS Check
10 4 (0.59%) MCP
10 4 (0.59%) Microsoft Certified Architect
10 4 (0.59%) SSCP
11 1 (0.15%) ISTQB
11 1 (0.15%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.15%) MCAD
11 1 (0.15%) MCDBA
11 1 (0.15%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (7.25%) QA
2 20 (2.96%) GDPR
3 18 (2.66%) Data Quality
4 10 (1.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (1.48%) WAI
5 8 (1.18%) ISO 9001
5 8 (1.18%) SLA
System Software
1 76 (11.24%) Active Directory
2 55 (8.14%) Docker
3 28 (4.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (1.48%) Hyper-V
5 8 (1.18%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 8 (1.18%) vSphere
6 3 (0.44%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.30%) HDFS
7 2 (0.30%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 32 (4.73%) Terraform
2 19 (2.81%) Failover Clustering
3 18 (2.66%) Kubernetes
4 15 (2.22%) WSUS
5 13 (1.92%) SCCM
6 12 (1.78%) Microsoft Clustering
7 8 (1.18%) McAfee ePO
7 8 (1.18%) NetBackup
8 7 (1.04%) HP Fortify
9 6 (0.89%) HP Data Protector
9 6 (0.89%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 6 (0.89%) vRealize
10 5 (0.74%) FortiGate
10 5 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
10 5 (0.74%) Puppet
10 5 (0.74%) ServiceCenter
11 4 (0.59%) CA Single Sign-On
11 4 (0.59%) Microsoft Intune
11 4 (0.59%) Nagios
11 4 (0.59%) Rancher
Vendors
1 206 (30.47%) Microsoft
2 58 (8.58%) Oracle
3 45 (6.66%) VMware
4 37 (5.47%) Zend
5 29 (4.29%) Cisco
6 21 (3.11%) HP
7 16 (2.37%) Xamarin
8 15 (2.22%) Citrix
9 14 (2.07%) McAfee
10 13 (1.92%) Databricks
11 10 (1.48%) Cognos
11 10 (1.48%) SAP
11 10 (1.48%) Sitecore
12 9 (1.33%) Atlassian
12 9 (1.33%) Dell
12 9 (1.33%) ServiceNow
13 8 (1.18%) Lumension
13 8 (1.18%) Symantec
13 8 (1.18%) Veritas
14 7 (1.04%) Salesforce.com