Period
to 24 October 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 24 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
England > North West
6 months to
24 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 9 15 9
Rank change year-on-year +6 -6 -1
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 583 1,151 1,815
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 14.58% 11.47% 15.43%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 46.57% 43.19% 51.14%
Number of salaries quoted 567 1,005 1,773
Median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% -5.56% +12.50%
10th Percentile £32,500 £29,750 £28,764
90th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £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 1,252 2,665 3,549
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 31.32% 26.55% 30.17%
Number of salaries quoted 1,103 2,114 3,075
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £33,500 £28,750 £28,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £66,250 £67,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +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 24 October 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 24 October 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 +5 344 £50,000 +11.11% 106
Cheshire +4 163 £45,000 +5.88% 49
Merseyside +5 46 £45,000 +5.88% 20
Lancashire -4 22 £40,000 - 37
Cumbria +1 4 £45,000 +28.57% 4
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

1 276 (47.34%) .NET
2 264 (45.28%) Microsoft
3 259 (44.43%) SQL
4 256 (43.91%) C#
5 203 (34.82%) Agile Software Development
6 190 (32.59%) Azure
7 161 (27.62%) JavaScript
8 140 (24.01%) MVC
9 139 (23.84%) ASP.NET
10 113 (19.38%) Finance
11 111 (19.04%) Windows
12 104 (17.84%) HTML
13 97 (16.64%) React
14 92 (15.78%) AngularJS
15 89 (15.27%) CSS
16 82 (14.07%) Business Intelligence
17 81 (13.89%) DevOps
18 77 (13.21%) T-SQL
18 77 (13.21%) ASP.NET MVC
19 76 (13.04%) .NET Core
20 74 (12.69%) .NET Framework
21 73 (12.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
22 71 (12.18%) ASP.NET Web API
23 69 (11.84%) Oracle
24 66 (11.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
25 64 (10.98%) AWS
26 62 (10.63%) Degree
27 61 (10.46%) Linux
27 61 (10.46%) Microservices
28 59 (10.12%) 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 53 (9.09%) IIS
2 27 (4.63%) SharePoint
3 20 (3.43%) MS Exchange
4 12 (2.06%) Apache
5 9 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (1.20%) CMS
7 6 (1.03%) Tomcat
8 5 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2013
9 4 (0.69%) BizTalk Server
9 4 (0.69%) Sitecore CMS
9 4 (0.69%) WebLogic
9 4 (0.69%) WebSphere
10 3 (0.51%) Confluence
10 3 (0.51%) Elasticsearch
10 3 (0.51%) SAS
11 2 (0.34%) Mule
11 2 (0.34%) nginx
11 2 (0.34%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.17%) Content Management Server
12 1 (0.17%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 26 (4.46%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (3.26%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.17%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 7 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.03%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (1.03%) FLEXCUBE
3 1 (0.17%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
3 1 (0.17%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 190 (32.59%) Azure
2 64 (10.98%) AWS
3 55 (9.43%) Power Platform
4 29 (4.97%) Cloud Computing
5 18 (3.09%) IaaS
5 18 (3.09%) PaaS
6 16 (2.74%) GCP
7 14 (2.40%) Dynamics 365
8 13 (2.23%) Office 365
9 12 (2.06%) GitHub
10 11 (1.89%) Serverless
11 7 (1.20%) Azure Data Factory
11 7 (1.20%) SaaS
12 6 (1.03%) AWS Lambda
12 6 (1.03%) NuGet
13 5 (0.86%) Boomi
14 4 (0.69%) Azure Active Directory
15 3 (0.51%) Power Automate
16 2 (0.34%) Logic Apps
16 2 (0.34%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 35 (6.00%) Firewall
2 29 (4.97%) DNS
3 25 (4.29%) DHCP
4 19 (3.26%) Internet
5 18 (3.09%) VoIP
6 14 (2.40%) VPN
7 12 (2.06%) Network Security
7 12 (2.06%) SAN
8 8 (1.37%) MPLS
9 7 (1.20%) Unified Communications
10 6 (1.03%) SSL
11 5 (0.86%) NAS
11 5 (0.86%) WAN
12 4 (0.69%) IP Telephony
12 4 (0.69%) TCP/IP
12 4 (0.69%) Wi-Fi
13 3 (0.51%) Skype
14 2 (0.34%) tcpdump
14 2 (0.34%) VLAN
14 2 (0.34%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (12.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 66 (11.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 52 (8.92%) Power BI
4 51 (8.75%) Data Warehouse
5 39 (6.69%) SQL Server 2012
6 36 (6.17%) Relational Database
7 32 (5.49%) MySQL
8 31 (5.32%) Oracle Reports
9 30 (5.15%) PostgreSQL
10 26 (4.46%) SQL Server 2019
11 24 (4.12%) MongoDB
12 23 (3.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 18 (3.09%) Oracle Database
14 15 (2.57%) Azure SQL Database
14 15 (2.57%) Tableau
15 14 (2.40%) BusinessObjects
16 13 (2.23%) SQL Server 2008
17 12 (2.06%) SQL Server 2016
18 9 (1.54%) QlikView
19 8 (1.37%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 52 (8.92%) Visual Studio
2 51 (8.75%) Git (software)
3 39 (6.69%) Oracle APEX
4 26 (4.46%) JIRA
5 18 (3.09%) Team Foundation Server
5 18 (3.09%) TeamCity
6 17 (2.92%) Octopus Deploy
7 13 (2.23%) NUnit
8 9 (1.54%) Jenkins
8 9 (1.54%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 8 (1.37%) Moq
10 6 (1.03%) Selenium
11 5 (0.86%) Bitbucket
11 5 (0.86%) Visual Studio Code
12 4 (0.69%) MSTest
13 3 (0.51%) GitLab
13 3 (0.51%) SoapUI
14 2 (0.34%) Fiddler
14 2 (0.34%) Postman
14 2 (0.34%) SpecFlow
General
1 113 (19.38%) Finance
2 42 (7.20%) Law
3 24 (4.12%) Financial Institution
4 22 (3.77%) Banking
5 15 (2.57%) Legal
6 13 (2.23%) Games
6 13 (2.23%) Marketing
7 10 (1.72%) Local Government
8 9 (1.54%) Manufacturing
9 7 (1.20%) Telecoms
10 6 (1.03%) Retail
11 5 (0.86%) Back Office
12 3 (0.51%) Electronics
12 3 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
12 3 (0.51%) Public Sector
12 3 (0.51%) Social Housing
13 2 (0.34%) General Ledger
14 1 (0.17%) Billing
14 1 (0.17%) Front Office
14 1 (0.17%) Housing Association
Job Titles
1 276 (47.34%) Developer
2 128 (21.96%) .NET Developer
3 94 (16.12%) C# Developer
4 73 (12.52%) Software Developer
5 69 (11.84%) Architect
6 64 (10.98%) C# .NET Developer
7 50 (8.58%) Senior Developer
8 48 (8.23%) Analyst
9 47 (8.06%) DBA
10 39 (6.69%) SQL DBA
11 38 (6.52%) C# Software Developer
11 38 (6.52%) Solutions Architect
12 33 (5.66%) SQL Server DBA
13 30 (5.15%) .NET Software Developer
14 29 (4.97%) Senior .NET Developer
15 27 (4.63%) SQL Developer
16 26 (4.46%) Full Stack Developer
17 23 (3.95%) Lead Developer
18 21 (3.60%) Development Manager
19 19 (3.26%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 276 (47.34%) .NET
2 139 (23.84%) ASP.NET
3 104 (17.84%) HTML
4 97 (16.64%) React
5 92 (15.78%) AngularJS
6 89 (15.27%) CSS
7 77 (13.21%) ASP.NET MVC
8 76 (13.04%) .NET Core
9 74 (12.69%) .NET Framework
10 71 (12.18%) ASP.NET Web API
11 51 (8.75%) jQuery
12 39 (6.69%) HTML5
12 39 (6.69%) REST
13 37 (6.35%) Entity Framework
14 30 (5.15%) ASP.NET Core
15 26 (4.46%) Web Services
16 24 (4.12%) XML
17 23 (3.95%) Node.js
18 21 (3.60%) Vue.js
19 18 (3.09%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 53 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 37 (6.35%) Replication
3 36 (6.17%) Greenfield Project
4 30 (5.15%) Clustering
5 19 (3.26%) Management Information System
6 16 (2.74%) Self-Motivation
7 13 (2.23%) User Experience
8 12 (2.06%) Mobile App
9 11 (1.89%) PKI
10 10 (1.72%) Data Structures
11 8 (1.37%) Life Science
11 8 (1.37%) PlayStation
12 5 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
13 4 (0.69%) Data Centre
13 4 (0.69%) Public Cloud
14 3 (0.51%) Hybrid Cloud
14 3 (0.51%) Industry 4.0
14 3 (0.51%) Robotics
15 2 (0.34%) IBM Mainframe
15 2 (0.34%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 111 (19.04%) Windows
2 61 (10.46%) Linux
3 59 (10.12%) Windows Server
4 26 (4.46%) Windows Server 2012
5 18 (3.09%) Windows Server 2016
6 9 (1.54%) Unix
7 7 (1.20%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (0.69%) Solaris
9 3 (0.51%) Windows 10
9 3 (0.51%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.34%) CentOS
10 2 (0.34%) Fedora
10 2 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 203 (34.82%) Agile Software Development
2 140 (24.01%) MVC
3 82 (14.07%) Business Intelligence
4 81 (13.89%) DevOps
5 61 (10.46%) Microservices
6 59 (10.12%) Problem-Solving
7 46 (7.89%) Change Management
7 46 (7.89%) Software Engineering
8 40 (6.86%) ETL
9 38 (6.52%) Computer Science
9 38 (6.52%) OO
9 38 (6.52%) OOP
9 38 (6.52%) Performance Tuning
10 34 (5.83%) User Acceptance Testing
11 33 (5.66%) ITIL
11 33 (5.66%) Web Development
12 30 (5.15%) Data Architecture
12 30 (5.15%) IT Strategy
12 30 (5.15%) Scrum
13 29 (4.97%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 259 (44.43%) SQL
2 256 (43.91%) C#
3 161 (27.62%) JavaScript
4 77 (13.21%) T-SQL
5 44 (7.55%) PowerShell
6 38 (6.52%) PL/SQL
7 27 (4.63%) Python
8 13 (2.23%) TypeScript
9 12 (2.06%) Java
10 10 (1.72%) VB.NET
11 8 (1.37%) Bash Shell
11 8 (1.37%) PHP
11 8 (1.37%) VBA
12 6 (1.03%) VB
13 5 (0.86%) Go
14 4 (0.69%) Perl
15 3 (0.51%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 3 (0.51%) X++
15 3 (0.51%) XQuery
16 2 (0.34%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 62 (10.63%) Degree
2 35 (6.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 27 (4.63%) TOGAF Certification
4 24 (4.12%) CCNA
4 24 (4.12%) Cisco Certification
4 24 (4.12%) MCP
5 23 (3.95%) MCSA
5 23 (3.95%) MCSE
6 19 (3.26%) MCTS
7 17 (2.92%) Computer Science Degree
8 6 (1.03%) Microsoft Certified Architect
8 6 (1.03%) SSCP
9 5 (0.86%) DBS Check
10 3 (0.51%) HP AIS
10 3 (0.51%) HP ASE
10 3 (0.51%) HP MASE
10 3 (0.51%) JNCIS
10 3 (0.51%) MCPD
10 3 (0.51%) NCIE
10 3 (0.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (4.12%) GDPR
2 19 (3.26%) QA
3 16 (2.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 12 (2.06%) Data Quality
5 10 (1.72%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.51%) SLA
7 2 (0.34%) GAMP
System Software
1 53 (9.09%) Active Directory
2 28 (4.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (3.95%) Docker
4 21 (3.60%) Hyper-V
5 6 (1.03%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.51%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.34%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.34%) vSphere
8 1 (0.17%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 1 (0.17%) Firmware
8 1 (0.17%) HDFS
8 1 (0.17%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.17%) XenApp
8 1 (0.17%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 24 (4.12%) Failover Clustering
2 14 (2.40%) Kubernetes
3 8 (1.37%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (1.37%) Puppet
3 8 (1.37%) Terraform
4 6 (1.03%) Ansible
5 4 (0.69%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 4 (0.69%) Oracle RMAN
6 3 (0.51%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 3 (0.51%) SCCM
7 2 (0.34%) CA Single Sign-On
7 2 (0.34%) Grafana
7 2 (0.34%) Graylog
7 2 (0.34%) HAProxy
7 2 (0.34%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (0.34%) Prometheus
7 2 (0.34%) Rancher
8 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (0.17%) SCOM
8 1 (0.17%) WSUS
Vendors
1 264 (45.28%) Microsoft
2 69 (11.84%) Oracle
3 39 (6.69%) VMware
4 22 (3.77%) Google
5 16 (2.74%) Cisco
5 16 (2.74%) SAP
6 11 (1.89%) IBM
6 11 (1.89%) Veeam
7 10 (1.72%) Xamarin
8 9 (1.54%) Citrix
8 9 (1.54%) EMC
9 8 (1.37%) NetApp
9 8 (1.37%) TOWER Software
9 8 (1.37%) webMethods
10 6 (1.03%) Zend
11 5 (0.86%) Dell
11 5 (0.86%) Splunk
12 4 (0.69%) Avaya
12 4 (0.69%) Databricks
12 4 (0.69%) MuleSoft