Period
to 20 July 2018

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 20 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
England > North West
6 months to
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 9 7 6
Rank change year-on-year -2 -1 -2
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 1,974 2,526 2,151
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 15.79% 19.26% 18.59%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 48.04% 55.48% 58.55%
Number of salaries quoted 1,759 2,298 1,952
North West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £52,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 4,109 4,553 3,674
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 32.87% 34.71% 31.75%
Number of salaries quoted 3,545 3,886 3,165
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £57,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing SQL Server as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT 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

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in the North West over the 6 months to 20 July 2018.

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 20 July 2018. 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 -5 976 £42,500 +6.25% 188
Cheshire +3 592 £42,500 +6.25% 76
Merseyside 0 203 £40,000 - 38
Lancashire +1 186 £35,000 - 36
Cumbria +3 13 £30,000 -2.44% 2
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 20 July 2018, 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 1,171 (59.32%) .NET
2 1,086 (55.02%) C#
3 967 (48.99%) SQL
4 852 (43.16%) Agile Software Development
5 802 (40.63%) ASP.NET
6 769 (38.96%) MVC
7 743 (37.64%) Microsoft
8 520 (26.34%) ASP.NET MVC
9 498 (25.23%) JavaScript
10 475 (24.06%) HTML
11 434 (21.99%) CSS
12 409 (20.72%) TDD
13 394 (19.96%) AngularJS
13 394 (19.96%) ASP.NET Web API
14 371 (18.79%) SQL Server 2016
15 346 (17.53%) Windows
16 345 (17.48%) T-SQL
17 327 (16.57%) Web Application Development
18 326 (16.51%) .NET Framework
19 325 (16.46%) Microsoft Azure
20 324 (16.41%) Finance
21 295 (14.94%) Scrum
22 280 (14.18%) Git (software)
23 277 (14.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
24 268 (13.58%) Business Intelligence
25 264 (13.37%) RESTful
26 261 (13.22%) WCF
27 259 (13.12%) ASP.NET MVC 5
28 255 (12.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
29 243 (12.31%) Twitter Bootstrap

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 80 (4.05%) IIS
2 59 (2.99%) SharePoint
3 48 (2.43%) CMS
4 46 (2.33%) Elasticsearch
4 46 (2.33%) MS Exchange
5 34 (1.72%) Umbraco
6 27 (1.37%) Skype for Business
7 18 (0.91%) NServiceBus
8 17 (0.86%) Apache
8 17 (0.86%) Sitecore CMS
9 16 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2007
9 16 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2013
10 13 (0.66%) Tomcat
11 12 (0.61%) SharePoint 2013
11 12 (0.61%) SharePoint Server
12 11 (0.56%) WordPress
13 10 (0.51%) SAS
14 9 (0.46%) Apache Pig
14 9 (0.46%) EPiServer
15 8 (0.41%) OpenEdge
Applications
1 82 (4.15%) Microsoft Office
2 63 (3.19%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (0.86%) MS Visio
4 11 (0.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 11 (0.56%) Microsoft Project
5 9 (0.46%) Photoshop
6 7 (0.35%) Adobe Illustrator
7 6 (0.30%) Adobe After Effects
7 6 (0.30%) Adobe Premiere
7 6 (0.30%) InDesign
8 5 (0.25%) SPSS
9 2 (0.10%) Chatbot
9 2 (0.10%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 44 (2.23%) Dynamics NAV
2 28 (1.42%) Dynamics CRM
3 19 (0.96%) Elite 3E
4 14 (0.71%) Workfront
5 10 (0.51%) Oracle EBS
6 8 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
7 6 (0.30%) Sage 200
8 5 (0.25%) FastStats
9 3 (0.15%) Payment Gateway
10 2 (0.10%) Magento
10 2 (0.10%) SAP S/4HANA
11 1 (0.051%) Aareon QL
11 1 (0.051%) Academy Housing
11 1 (0.051%) Cognos Business Intelligence
11 1 (0.051%) Cognos TM1
11 1 (0.051%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
11 1 (0.051%) NetSuite
11 1 (0.051%) OpenCart
11 1 (0.051%) Orchard Housing
11 1 (0.051%) osCommerce
Cloud Services
1 325 (16.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 181 (9.17%) Amazon AWS
3 99 (5.02%) Office 365
4 35 (1.77%) GitHub
5 33 (1.67%) Google Play
6 25 (1.27%) SaaS
7 22 (1.11%) DigitalOcean
8 20 (1.01%) IaaS
9 15 (0.76%) Google Analytics
10 13 (0.66%) PaaS
11 12 (0.61%) Google Cloud Platform
12 8 (0.41%) NuGet
13 7 (0.35%) Dynamics 365
14 6 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Cloud
15 5 (0.25%) Google Tag Manager
16 4 (0.20%) AWS CloudFormation
16 4 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
17 2 (0.10%) Amazon EC2
17 2 (0.10%) Amazon S3
17 2 (0.10%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 61 (3.09%) Internet
2 42 (2.13%) TCP/IP
3 41 (2.08%) Firewall
4 39 (1.98%) SAN
5 33 (1.67%) Skype
5 33 (1.67%) WAN
6 28 (1.42%) DNS
7 22 (1.11%) LAN
7 22 (1.11%) VPN
8 21 (1.06%) VLAN
9 20 (1.01%) Broadband
10 18 (0.91%) HTTP
10 18 (0.91%) Network Security
11 15 (0.76%) Hyperconnected
12 14 (0.71%) VoIP
13 12 (0.61%) Intranet
14 11 (0.56%) DHCP
14 11 (0.56%) Wi-Fi
15 10 (0.51%) Unified Communications
16 9 (0.46%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 371 (18.79%) SQL Server 2016
2 277 (14.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 255 (12.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 189 (9.57%) Data Warehouse
5 166 (8.41%) MongoDB
6 148 (7.50%) NoSQL
7 139 (7.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 132 (6.69%) MySQL
9 129 (6.53%) SQL Server 2008
10 122 (6.18%) Relational Database
11 104 (5.27%) SQL Server 2012
12 98 (4.96%) SQL Server 2014
13 66 (3.34%) Power BI
14 60 (3.04%) RDBMS
15 55 (2.79%) RavenDB
16 52 (2.63%) SQL Server 2005
17 41 (2.08%) QlikView
18 39 (1.98%) PostgreSQL
19 31 (1.57%) Oracle Database
20 29 (1.47%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 280 (14.18%) Git (software)
2 165 (8.36%) Visual Studio
3 81 (4.10%) JIRA
4 79 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 61 (3.09%) Selenium
6 49 (2.48%) TeamCity
7 48 (2.43%) Jenkins
8 41 (2.08%) NUnit
9 31 (1.57%) Subversion
10 30 (1.52%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 29 (1.47%) Bitbucket
12 28 (1.42%) Grunt
13 24 (1.22%) PHPUnit
14 21 (1.06%) Octopus Deploy
15 17 (0.86%) MSTest
16 16 (0.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 16 (0.81%) gulp
17 14 (0.71%) CA Release Automation
18 12 (0.61%) Maven
18 12 (0.61%) Moq
General
1 324 (16.41%) Finance
2 123 (6.23%) Games
3 87 (4.41%) Advertising
4 85 (4.31%) Retail
5 60 (3.04%) Marketing
6 53 (2.68%) Legal
7 34 (1.72%) Banking
8 31 (1.57%) Telecoms
9 28 (1.42%) Investment Banking
10 27 (1.37%) Manufacturing
11 24 (1.22%) Law
12 14 (0.71%) Music Industry
13 13 (0.66%) Automotive
13 13 (0.66%) Back Office
14 10 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
15 8 (0.41%) Publishing
16 4 (0.20%) Aerospace
16 4 (0.20%) Brand Awareness
16 4 (0.20%) Electronics
17 3 (0.15%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1,263 (63.98%) Developer
2 750 (37.99%) .NET Developer
3 411 (20.82%) C# Developer
4 325 (16.46%) C# .NET Developer
5 161 (8.16%) SQL Developer
6 150 (7.60%) Analyst
7 134 (6.79%) ASP.NET Developer
8 132 (6.69%) Senior Developer
8 132 (6.69%) Software Developer
9 121 (6.13%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 109 (5.52%) DBA
11 107 (5.42%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 100 (5.07%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
13 85 (4.31%) .NET Software Developer
14 84 (4.26%) Junior
15 81 (4.10%) C# Software Developer
16 76 (3.85%) SQL DBA
17 68 (3.44%) Senior .NET Developer
18 66 (3.34%) Junior Developer
19 61 (3.09%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,171 (59.32%) .NET
2 802 (40.63%) ASP.NET
3 520 (26.34%) ASP.NET MVC
4 475 (24.06%) HTML
5 434 (21.99%) CSS
6 394 (19.96%) AngularJS
6 394 (19.96%) ASP.NET Web API
7 326 (16.51%) .NET Framework
8 264 (13.37%) RESTful
9 261 (13.22%) WCF
10 259 (13.12%) ASP.NET MVC 5
11 243 (12.31%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 212 (10.74%) jQuery
13 164 (8.31%) Node.js
14 162 (8.21%) Entity Framework
15 149 (7.55%) HTML5
16 147 (7.45%) KnockoutJS
16 147 (7.45%) Web Services
17 103 (5.22%) WPF
18 101 (5.12%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 148 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
2 137 (6.94%) Greenfield Project
3 93 (4.71%) Enterprise Software
4 78 (3.95%) Computer Science
5 73 (3.70%) Fintech
6 72 (3.65%) Self-Motivation
7 68 (3.44%) Mobile App
8 62 (3.14%) Management Information System
9 53 (2.68%) User Experience
10 39 (1.98%) Clustering
11 30 (1.52%) iPhone
12 29 (1.47%) Client/Server
12 29 (1.47%) Replication
13 24 (1.22%) Linux Command Line
13 24 (1.22%) Social Network
14 22 (1.11%) Data Structures
15 20 (1.01%) Tandem
16 14 (0.71%) NHS
16 14 (0.71%) Private Cloud
17 13 (0.66%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 346 (17.53%) Windows
2 144 (7.29%) Windows Server
3 138 (6.99%) Linux
4 86 (4.36%) Windows Server 2008
5 80 (4.05%) Windows Server 2012
6 72 (3.65%) Unix
7 71 (3.60%) Android
8 30 (1.52%) Apple iOS
9 26 (1.32%) Windows 10
10 23 (1.17%) Windows Server 2003
11 17 (0.86%) Windows 7
12 16 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 13 (0.66%) AIX
13 13 (0.66%) Solaris
14 10 (0.51%) Mac OS X
15 6 (0.30%) CentOS
15 6 (0.30%) HPUX
16 5 (0.25%) Ubuntu
17 4 (0.20%) Windows 8
18 3 (0.15%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 852 (43.16%) Agile Software Development
2 769 (38.96%) MVC
3 409 (20.72%) TDD
4 327 (16.57%) Web Application Development
5 295 (14.94%) Scrum
6 268 (13.58%) Business Intelligence
7 239 (12.11%) Problem-Solving
8 221 (11.20%) BDD
8 221 (11.20%) Continuous Integration
9 206 (10.44%) OO
10 198 (10.03%) Web Development
11 187 (9.47%) Dependency Injection
12 147 (7.45%) ETL
13 140 (7.09%) Kanban
14 123 (6.23%) Test Automation
15 122 (6.18%) Software Engineering
16 113 (5.72%) SDLC
17 101 (5.12%) ITIL
18 94 (4.76%) Unit Testing
19 91 (4.61%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 1,086 (55.02%) C#
2 967 (48.99%) SQL
3 498 (25.23%) JavaScript
4 345 (17.48%) T-SQL
5 143 (7.24%) Ruby
6 100 (5.07%) Java
6 100 (5.07%) PowerShell
7 88 (4.46%) VB.NET
8 83 (4.20%) PHP
9 77 (3.90%) Python
10 65 (3.29%) VBA
11 58 (2.94%) TypeScript
11 58 (2.94%) VB
12 50 (2.53%) C
13 39 (1.98%) C++
14 33 (1.67%) F#
15 26 (1.32%) VB6
16 19 (0.96%) PL/SQL
17 15 (0.76%) Perl
18 14 (0.71%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 132 (6.69%) Degree
2 125 (6.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 78 (3.95%) MCSE
4 43 (2.18%) Security Cleared
5 40 (2.03%) MCP
6 31 (1.57%) MCSA
7 18 (0.91%) Computer Science Degree
8 13 (0.66%) ISEB
8 13 (0.66%) ISTQB
9 12 (0.61%) Cisco Certification
10 11 (0.56%) CCNA
10 11 (0.56%) CISSP
11 10 (0.51%) HNC
12 9 (0.46%) Numerate Degree
12 9 (0.46%) SC Cleared
13 8 (0.41%) CompTIA Security+
13 8 (0.41%) DV Cleared
13 8 (0.41%) Master's Degree
13 8 (0.41%) SANS
13 8 (0.41%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (3.85%) QA
2 34 (1.72%) SLA
3 26 (1.32%) GDPR
4 25 (1.27%) Data Quality
5 8 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (0.30%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.15%) GCP
8 2 (0.10%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.051%) PMO
9 1 (0.051%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 148 (7.50%) Active Directory
2 50 (2.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 43 (2.18%) Hyper-V
4 34 (1.72%) vSphere
5 33 (1.67%) Docker
6 14 (0.71%) Virtual Machines
7 12 (0.61%) XenApp
8 11 (0.56%) Virtual Servers
9 9 (0.46%) VMware ESXi
9 9 (0.46%) XenDesktop
10 6 (0.30%) Xen
10 6 (0.30%) XenServer
11 5 (0.25%) Firmware
11 5 (0.25%) Terminal Services
12 4 (0.20%) BitLocker
12 4 (0.20%) Oracle RAC
12 4 (0.20%) VirtualBox
12 4 (0.20%) VMware NSX
13 2 (0.10%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 1 (0.051%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 38 (1.93%) SCCM
2 34 (1.72%) Kibana
3 28 (1.42%) Opscode Chef
3 28 (1.42%) Puppet
4 23 (1.17%) Ansible
5 17 (0.86%) WSUS
6 16 (0.81%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 14 (0.71%) Terraform
8 13 (0.66%) SCOM
9 11 (0.56%) Backup Exec
9 11 (0.56%) Failover Clustering
9 11 (0.56%) Kubernetes
9 11 (0.56%) SQL Sentry
10 10 (0.51%) Microsoft Clustering
11 9 (0.46%) SCVMM
12 8 (0.41%) Business Desktop Deployment
12 8 (0.41%) Salt
13 7 (0.35%) BladeLogic
14 6 (0.30%) Single Sign-On
15 5 (0.25%) Nagios
Vendors
1 743 (37.64%) Microsoft
2 147 (7.45%) Oracle
3 102 (5.17%) Google
4 94 (4.76%) VMware
5 48 (2.43%) Xamarin
6 45 (2.28%) Capita
6 45 (2.28%) Tableau
7 44 (2.23%) Facebook
8 41 (2.08%) Citrix
9 35 (1.77%) SAP
10 28 (1.42%) Cisco
11 27 (1.37%) New Relic
12 25 (1.27%) Sitecore
13 20 (1.01%) Twitter
13 20 (1.01%) WorldPay
14 19 (0.96%) Cognos
15 17 (0.86%) Intapp
15 17 (0.86%) Veeam
16 15 (0.76%) Reuters
17 14 (0.71%) HP