Period
to 2 July 2020

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 2 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
England > North West
6 months to
2 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 9 13 9
Rank change year-on-year +4 -4 -2
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 849 1,312 2,044
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 14.88% 12.55% 16.23%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 49.97% 45.78% 48.31%
Number of salaries quoted 735 1,110 1,968
Median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% +4.94% +1.25%
10th Percentile £32,500 £29,750 £26,425
90th Percentile £65,750 £61,025 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% 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 1,699 2,866 4,231
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 29.78% 27.42% 33.59%
Number of salaries quoted 1,412 2,177 3,619
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £32,500 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £68,750 £66,250 £65,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

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 2 July 2020.

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 2 July 2020. 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 +4 423 £50,000 +11.11% 83
Cheshire +6 262 £45,000 +5.88% 39
Merseyside +6 100 £47,500 +11.76% 7
Lancashire -7 42 £37,500 -6.25% 16
Cumbria -6 18 £40,000 +23.08% 3
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 2 July 2020, 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.

1 414 (48.76%) SQL
2 396 (46.64%) Microsoft
3 393 (46.29%) .NET
4 379 (44.64%) C#
5 314 (36.98%) Agile Software Development
6 292 (34.39%) Azure
7 209 (24.62%) JavaScript
8 198 (23.32%) ASP.NET
9 192 (22.61%) MVC
10 180 (21.20%) Finance
11 156 (18.37%) T-SQL
11 156 (18.37%) Windows
12 149 (17.55%) CSS
13 145 (17.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 144 (16.96%) HTML
15 139 (16.37%) AngularJS
16 133 (15.67%) Business Intelligence
17 120 (14.13%) ASP.NET MVC
18 117 (13.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 115 (13.55%) DevOps
19 115 (13.55%) .NET Core
20 112 (13.19%) ASP.NET Web API
21 105 (12.37%) Problem-Solving
22 102 (12.01%) .NET Framework
23 96 (11.31%) IIS
24 94 (11.07%) React
25 93 (10.95%) Degree
26 92 (10.84%) AWS
26 92 (10.84%) Active Directory
27 91 (10.72%) Windows Server

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 96 (11.31%) IIS
2 52 (6.12%) SharePoint
3 22 (2.59%) MS Exchange
4 12 (1.41%) Tomcat
5 11 (1.30%) Apache
5 11 (1.30%) CMS
6 9 (1.06%) Mule
7 8 (0.94%) Elasticsearch
7 8 (0.94%) NServiceBus
8 7 (0.82%) Confluence
8 7 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2013
9 6 (0.71%) OpenStack
10 5 (0.59%) BizTalk Server
10 5 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2010
10 5 (0.59%) Skype for Business
11 4 (0.47%) Sitecore CMS
12 3 (0.35%) Umbraco
13 1 (0.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 1 (0.12%) Orchard CMS
13 1 (0.12%) SAS
Applications
1 51 (6.01%) Microsoft Office
2 27 (3.18%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.12%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 15 (1.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (1.65%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.24%) Aareon QL
3 2 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.24%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 292 (34.39%) Azure
2 92 (10.84%) AWS
3 86 (10.13%) Power Platform
4 48 (5.65%) Dynamics 365
5 35 (4.12%) IaaS
6 33 (3.89%) PaaS
7 32 (3.77%) Cloud Computing
8 21 (2.47%) SaaS
9 20 (2.36%) GCP
10 18 (2.12%) Office 365
11 12 (1.41%) Serverless
12 6 (0.71%) IBM Cloud
12 6 (0.71%) Logic Apps
12 6 (0.71%) Slack
13 5 (0.59%) GitHub
13 5 (0.59%) PowerApps
14 4 (0.47%) Azure Active Directory
15 3 (0.35%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 3 (0.35%) AWS Lambda
15 3 (0.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 44 (5.18%) Firewall
2 29 (3.42%) Internet
3 24 (2.83%) VPN
4 17 (2.00%) LAN
4 17 (2.00%) WAN
5 16 (1.88%) DNS
5 16 (1.88%) MPLS
6 15 (1.77%) VoIP
7 14 (1.65%) SAN
7 14 (1.65%) TCP/IP
8 12 (1.41%) DHCP
9 7 (0.82%) NAS
10 6 (0.71%) Remote Desktop
10 6 (0.71%) Skype
10 6 (0.71%) VLAN
10 6 (0.71%) Wi-Fi
11 5 (0.59%) NetScaler
11 5 (0.59%) SSL
12 4 (0.47%) tcpdump
12 4 (0.47%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 145 (17.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 117 (13.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 87 (10.25%) Data Warehouse
4 82 (9.66%) Power BI
5 62 (7.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 60 (7.07%) SQL Server 2012
7 47 (5.54%) Relational Database
8 35 (4.12%) MongoDB
9 34 (4.00%) SQL Server 2016
10 31 (3.65%) SQL Server 2008
11 30 (3.53%) PostgreSQL
12 28 (3.30%) MySQL
13 25 (2.94%) BusinessObjects
14 24 (2.83%) Oracle Database
15 23 (2.71%) NoSQL
16 21 (2.47%) Oracle Reports
17 20 (2.36%) SQL Server 2019
18 16 (1.88%) RDBMS
18 16 (1.88%) SQL Server 2014
19 13 (1.53%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 82 (9.66%) Git (software)
2 64 (7.54%) Visual Studio
3 52 (6.12%) Team Foundation Server
4 46 (5.42%) JIRA
5 38 (4.48%) Octopus Deploy
6 36 (4.24%) TeamCity
7 30 (3.53%) Selenium
8 28 (3.30%) Oracle APEX
9 23 (2.71%) NUnit
10 22 (2.59%) Jenkins
11 20 (2.36%) Bitbucket
12 11 (1.30%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 10 (1.18%) MSTest
13 10 (1.18%) SoapUI
14 9 (1.06%) SpecFlow
15 8 (0.94%) Cypress.io
16 7 (0.82%) WebDriver
17 6 (0.71%) Visual Studio Team System
18 5 (0.59%) IBM UrbanCode
18 5 (0.59%) Mercurial
General
1 180 (21.20%) Finance
2 56 (6.60%) Law
3 33 (3.89%) Retail
4 23 (2.71%) Legal
5 21 (2.47%) Manufacturing
6 19 (2.24%) Financial Institution
7 14 (1.65%) Banking
8 10 (1.18%) Automotive
9 9 (1.06%) Local Government
9 9 (1.06%) Public Sector
10 7 (0.82%) Housing Association
11 6 (0.71%) Marketing
12 5 (0.59%) Games
13 3 (0.35%) Advertising
14 2 (0.24%) Billing
15 1 (0.12%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 444 (52.30%) Developer
2 137 (16.14%) .NET Developer
3 126 (14.84%) C# Developer
4 93 (10.95%) Software Developer
5 82 (9.66%) Senior Developer
6 81 (9.54%) Architect
7 66 (7.77%) Analyst
8 56 (6.60%) DBA
9 54 (6.36%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 51 (6.01%) C# .NET Developer
10 51 (6.01%) SQL Developer
11 46 (5.42%) Lead Developer
12 45 (5.30%) SQL DBA
13 43 (5.06%) Solutions Architect
14 35 (4.12%) Software Engineer
15 31 (3.65%) C# Software Developer
15 31 (3.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 30 (3.53%) Infrastructure Architect
17 29 (3.42%) Applications Support
17 29 (3.42%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 393 (46.29%) .NET
2 198 (23.32%) ASP.NET
3 149 (17.55%) CSS
4 144 (16.96%) HTML
5 139 (16.37%) AngularJS
6 120 (14.13%) ASP.NET MVC
7 115 (13.55%) .NET Core
8 112 (13.19%) ASP.NET Web API
9 102 (12.01%) .NET Framework
10 94 (11.07%) React
11 67 (7.89%) jQuery
12 59 (6.95%) Entity Framework
13 55 (6.48%) REST
14 54 (6.36%) Web Services
15 51 (6.01%) HTML5
16 45 (5.30%) XML
17 34 (4.00%) Node.js
18 33 (3.89%) WCF
19 29 (3.42%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 28 (3.30%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 81 (9.54%) Analytical Skills
2 62 (7.30%) Greenfield Project
3 52 (6.12%) Self-Motivation
4 40 (4.71%) Replication
5 35 (4.12%) User Experience
6 30 (3.53%) Data Structures
7 23 (2.71%) Clustering
8 22 (2.59%) Mobile App
9 17 (2.00%) Management Information System
10 14 (1.65%) Enterprise Software
10 14 (1.65%) PKI
11 8 (0.94%) Data Centre
11 8 (0.94%) Driving Licence
12 7 (0.82%) Life Science
13 6 (0.71%) Algorithms
13 6 (0.71%) Social Media
14 5 (0.59%) IBM Mainframe
14 5 (0.59%) Mainframe
15 4 (0.47%) Hybrid Cloud
16 3 (0.35%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 156 (18.37%) Windows
2 91 (10.72%) Windows Server
3 62 (7.30%) Linux
4 48 (5.65%) Windows Server 2012
5 27 (3.18%) Windows Server 2016
6 17 (2.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 13 (1.53%) Unix
8 8 (0.94%) Windows 7
9 7 (0.82%) Android
9 7 (0.82%) Apple iOS
9 7 (0.82%) Windows 10
10 5 (0.59%) Windows Server 2019
11 4 (0.47%) VMS
12 2 (0.24%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.24%) Solaris
13 1 (0.12%) SUSE
13 1 (0.12%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 314 (36.98%) Agile Software Development
2 192 (22.61%) MVC
3 133 (15.67%) Business Intelligence
4 115 (13.55%) DevOps
5 105 (12.37%) Problem-Solving
6 86 (10.13%) ETL
7 75 (8.83%) Software Engineering
8 62 (7.30%) Computer Science
9 61 (7.18%) Scrum
10 58 (6.83%) Microservices
11 50 (5.89%) SDLC
12 49 (5.77%) IT Strategy
13 48 (5.65%) Performance Tuning
14 47 (5.54%) ITIL
15 46 (5.42%) Analytics
15 46 (5.42%) High Availability
16 44 (5.18%) Performance Monitoring
17 43 (5.06%) User Acceptance Testing
18 40 (4.71%) TDD
18 40 (4.71%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 414 (48.76%) SQL
2 379 (44.64%) C#
3 209 (24.62%) JavaScript
4 156 (18.37%) T-SQL
5 74 (8.72%) PowerShell
6 45 (5.30%) Python
7 30 (3.53%) TypeScript
8 28 (3.30%) VB.NET
9 24 (2.83%) PL/SQL
10 23 (2.71%) VB
11 17 (2.00%) Java
11 17 (2.00%) VB6
12 14 (1.65%) X++
13 13 (1.53%) VBA
14 10 (1.18%) PHP
15 9 (1.06%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 8 (0.94%) XAML
17 7 (0.82%) ES6
18 6 (0.71%) Go
19 5 (0.59%) ES8
Qualifications
1 93 (10.95%) Degree
2 50 (5.89%) Microsoft Certification
3 33 (3.89%) MCSE
4 29 (3.42%) TOGAF Certification
5 28 (3.30%) Cisco Certification
6 26 (3.06%) CCNA
6 26 (3.06%) MCP
7 24 (2.83%) MCSA
8 23 (2.71%) MCTS
9 18 (2.12%) Computer Science Degree
10 12 (1.41%) DBS Check
11 10 (1.18%) ITIL Certification
12 8 (0.94%) MCSD
13 5 (0.59%) ISTQB
13 5 (0.59%) Oracle Certification
14 4 (0.47%) Master's Degree
14 4 (0.47%) MCPD
15 3 (0.35%) CCNP
15 3 (0.35%) Security Cleared
16 2 (0.24%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (5.89%) GDPR
2 40 (4.71%) QA
3 34 (4.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 24 (2.83%) PCI DSS
5 18 (2.12%) SLA
6 12 (1.41%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.12%) PMO
System Software
1 92 (10.84%) Active Directory
2 47 (5.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (3.18%) Hyper-V
4 17 (2.00%) Docker
5 16 (1.88%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (0.71%) Microsoft App-V
6 6 (0.71%) vSphere
7 5 (0.59%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 5 (0.59%) Firmware
7 5 (0.59%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 5 (0.59%) XenApp
7 5 (0.59%) XenDesktop
8 4 (0.47%) Xen
9 1 (0.12%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 35 (4.12%) Terraform
2 32 (3.77%) Ansible
3 31 (3.65%) Opscode Chef
4 29 (3.42%) Puppet
5 23 (2.71%) Kubernetes
6 18 (2.12%) Failover Clustering
7 11 (1.30%) SCCM
8 8 (0.94%) Microsoft Clustering
9 6 (0.71%) FortiGate
9 6 (0.71%) Grafana
9 6 (0.71%) Kibana
10 5 (0.59%) Tivoli
10 5 (0.59%) vCenter Server
11 4 (0.47%) IBM BigFix
12 2 (0.24%) Microsoft Intune
12 2 (0.24%) Norton AntiVirus
12 2 (0.24%) WSUS
12 2 (0.24%) ZABBIX
13 1 (0.12%) WMI
Vendors
1 396 (46.64%) Microsoft
2 57 (6.71%) Oracle
2 57 (6.71%) VMware
3 27 (3.18%) IBM
4 24 (2.83%) Tableau
4 24 (2.83%) Xamarin
5 21 (2.47%) webMethods
6 19 (2.24%) Google
6 19 (2.24%) SAP
7 14 (1.65%) Cisco
7 14 (1.65%) Citrix
8 11 (1.30%) Intapp
8 11 (1.30%) Salesforce.com
9 8 (0.94%) New Relic
9 8 (0.94%) Sitecore
10 7 (0.82%) Cognos
10 7 (0.82%) TOWER Software
11 6 (0.71%) HP
11 6 (0.71%) Intel
11 6 (0.71%) Sophos