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 3 months to 23 May 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
England / North West
3 months to
23 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 7 7 4
Rank change year-on-year 0 -3  
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 1267 987 1371
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 19.95% 18.02% 22.16%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 55.59% 57.55% 62.29%
Number of salaries quoted 1150 890 1191
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

SQL Server is in the database and business intelligence skills category. The next 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 and business intelligence skills.

Database & Business Intelligence Skills
North West
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 2279 1715 2201
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 35.89% 31.31% 35.57%
Number of salaries quoted 1958 1487 1849
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £54,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.65%  

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing SQL Server as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

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 3 months to 23 May 2017.

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 3 months to 23 May 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +1 738 £40,000 - 133
Cheshire -1 302 £40,000 - 52
Merseyside +1 130 £40,000 - 17
Lancashire +4 92 £35,000 - 27
Cumbria 0 2 £30,750 -20.64%
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 23 May 2017, IT jobs citing SQL Server 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.

1 1501 (60.06%) .NET
2 1425 (57.02%) C#
3 1341 (53.66%) SQL
4 1069 (42.78%) ASP.NET
5 969 (38.78%) MVC
6 967 (38.70%) Agile Software Development
7 895 (35.81%) Microsoft
8 649 (25.97%) ASP.NET MVC
9 647 (25.89%) JavaScript
10 605 (24.21%) HTML
11 544 (21.77%) CSS
12 517 (20.69%) TDD
13 508 (20.33%) jQuery
14 460 (18.41%) T-SQL
15 456 (18.25%) AngularJS
16 453 (18.13%) Windows
17 448 (17.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 422 (16.89%) Finance
19 414 (16.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 393 (15.73%) ASP.NET Web API
21 392 (15.69%) Web Services
22 390 (15.61%) Business Intelligence
23 377 (15.09%) SQL Server 2014
24 374 (14.97%) .NET Framework
25 349 (13.97%) Web Application Development
26 326 (13.05%) WCF
27 301 (12.04%) Data Warehouse
27 301 (12.04%) Web Development
28 295 (11.80%) Twitter Bootstrap
29 291 (11.64%) Microsoft Azure

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 88 (3.52%) CMS
1 88 (3.52%) SharePoint
2 79 (3.16%) IIS
3 71 (2.84%) Umbraco
4 63 (2.52%) MS Exchange
5 59 (2.36%) Elasticsearch
6 49 (1.96%) Sitecore CMS
7 46 (1.84%) Tomcat
8 26 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2013
9 25 (1.00%) EPiServer
10 24 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2010
11 23 (0.92%) Apache Spark
12 21 (0.84%) OpenEdge
13 19 (0.76%) JBoss
14 18 (0.72%) Drupal
14 18 (0.72%) NServiceBus
15 17 (0.68%) BizTalk Server
16 16 (0.64%) SAS
17 14 (0.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 12 (0.48%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 102 (4.08%) Microsoft Excel
2 56 (2.24%) Microsoft Office
3 17 (0.68%) MS Visio
4 13 (0.52%) Photoshop
5 10 (0.40%) Fireworks
6 9 (0.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 7 (0.28%) SPSS
8 4 (0.16%) S-PLUS
8 4 (0.16%) Stata
9 2 (0.080%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.080%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.040%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 40 (1.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 22 (0.88%) Dynamics NAV
2 22 (0.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 14 (0.56%) Magento
4 11 (0.44%) Visualfiles
5 9 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
6 6 (0.24%) Sage 200
6 6 (0.24%) SAP Business One
7 4 (0.16%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 3 (0.12%) FastStats
8 3 (0.12%) Oracle 11i
8 3 (0.12%) Oracle EBS R12
8 3 (0.12%) Oracle ERP
8 3 (0.12%) Shopify
9 2 (0.080%) HFM
9 2 (0.080%) Infor CRM
9 2 (0.080%) OpenCart
9 2 (0.080%) Payment Gateway
10 1 (0.040%) SAP CRM
10 1 (0.040%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 291 (11.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 185 (7.40%) Amazon AWS
3 60 (2.40%) SaaS
4 37 (1.48%) Google Play
5 33 (1.32%) Google Cloud Platform
5 33 (1.32%) Office 365
6 31 (1.24%) PaaS
7 24 (0.96%) GitHub
8 19 (0.76%) IaaS
9 12 (0.48%) Google Analytics
10 11 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
11 7 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
11 7 (0.28%) Amazon S3
12 4 (0.16%) AWS CloudFormation
13 3 (0.12%) Dynamics 365
14 2 (0.080%) Sage Pay
15 1 (0.040%) Azure Active Directory
15 1 (0.040%) Azure Machine Learning
15 1 (0.040%) CodePlex
15 1 (0.040%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 82 (3.28%) Internet
2 64 (2.56%) HTTP
3 50 (2.00%) Firewall
4 36 (1.44%) SAN
5 33 (1.32%) WAN
6 29 (1.16%) LAN
7 28 (1.12%) TCP/IP
8 19 (0.76%) Broadband
9 18 (0.72%) Network Security
9 18 (0.72%) VoIP
10 17 (0.68%) DNS
10 17 (0.68%) Ethernet
11 16 (0.64%) FTP
12 14 (0.56%) RS-232
13 12 (0.48%) VPN
14 11 (0.44%) Cisco ASA
14 11 (0.44%) VLAN
15 10 (0.40%) Intranet
15 10 (0.40%) NAS
16 9 (0.36%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 448 (17.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 414 (16.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 377 (15.09%) SQL Server 2014
4 301 (12.04%) Data Warehouse
5 288 (11.52%) SQL Server 2008
6 243 (9.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 172 (6.88%) SQL Server 2016
8 169 (6.76%) MySQL
9 166 (6.64%) SQL Server 2012
10 141 (5.64%) NoSQL
11 140 (5.60%) Relational Database
12 126 (5.04%) MongoDB
13 74 (2.96%) SQL Server 2005
14 64 (2.56%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 63 (2.52%) Big Data
16 62 (2.48%) Hadoop
16 62 (2.48%) Power BI
16 62 (2.48%) RDBMS
17 61 (2.44%) PostgreSQL
18 43 (1.72%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 206 (8.24%) Visual Studio
2 185 (7.40%) Git (software)
3 116 (4.64%) Team Foundation Server
4 102 (4.08%) NUnit
5 78 (3.12%) JIRA
6 68 (2.72%) MSTest
6 68 (2.72%) TeamCity
7 66 (2.64%) Subversion
8 59 (2.36%) Selenium
9 44 (1.76%) Moq
9 44 (1.76%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 34 (1.36%) JUnit
11 31 (1.24%) Rhino Mocks
12 21 (0.84%) Jenkins
12 21 (0.84%) Maven
12 21 (0.84%) SpecFlow
13 19 (0.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 19 (0.76%) Octopus Deploy
14 16 (0.64%) NuGet
15 15 (0.60%) FxCop
General
1 422 (16.89%) Finance
2 119 (4.76%) Games
3 111 (4.44%) Marketing
4 110 (4.40%) Retail
5 64 (2.56%) Legal
6 57 (2.28%) Manufacturing
6 57 (2.28%) Telecoms
7 49 (1.96%) Banking
8 44 (1.76%) Advertising
9 34 (1.36%) Law
10 23 (0.92%) Electronics
11 14 (0.56%) Back Office
12 11 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
13 10 (0.40%) Billing
14 8 (0.32%) Local Government
14 8 (0.32%) Music Industry
15 6 (0.24%) Automotive
15 6 (0.24%) Financial Institution
15 6 (0.24%) Multimedia
16 5 (0.20%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 1662 (66.51%) Developer
2 953 (38.14%) .NET Developer
3 547 (21.89%) C# Developer
4 426 (17.05%) C# .NET Developer
5 303 (12.12%) SQL Developer
6 295 (11.80%) ASP.NET Developer
7 238 (9.52%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 219 (8.76%) Senior Developer
9 179 (7.16%) Analyst
10 175 (7.00%) Software Developer
11 171 (6.84%) SQL Server Developer
12 155 (6.20%) DBA
13 133 (5.32%) SQL DBA
14 131 (5.24%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
15 123 (4.92%) Junior
16 121 (4.84%) Web Developer
17 119 (4.76%) .NET Software Developer
18 109 (4.36%) Business Intelligence Developer
18 109 (4.36%) Junior Developer
19 106 (4.24%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1501 (60.06%) .NET
2 1069 (42.78%) ASP.NET
3 649 (25.97%) ASP.NET MVC
4 605 (24.21%) HTML
5 544 (21.77%) CSS
6 508 (20.33%) jQuery
7 456 (18.25%) AngularJS
8 393 (15.73%) ASP.NET Web API
9 392 (15.69%) Web Services
10 374 (14.97%) .NET Framework
11 326 (13.05%) WCF
12 295 (11.80%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 271 (10.84%) ASP.NET MVC 5
14 262 (10.48%) RESTful
15 258 (10.32%) Entity Framework
16 224 (8.96%) HTML5
17 197 (7.88%) XML
18 191 (7.64%) Node.js
18 191 (7.64%) WPF
19 181 (7.24%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 204 (8.16%) iPad
2 154 (6.16%) Analytical Skills
3 142 (5.68%) Greenfield Project
4 123 (4.92%) Computer Science
5 114 (4.56%) Mobile App
6 80 (3.20%) Enterprise Software
7 74 (2.96%) Clustering
8 62 (2.48%) Replication
9 57 (2.28%) User Experience
10 55 (2.20%) N-Tier
11 40 (1.60%) Data Centre
12 37 (1.48%) iPhone
13 35 (1.40%) Management Information System
14 27 (1.08%) Digital TV
14 27 (1.08%) Driving Licence
15 23 (0.92%) Social Network
16 22 (0.88%) Data Structures
17 21 (0.84%) Fintech
17 21 (0.84%) Public Cloud
18 20 (0.80%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 453 (18.13%) Windows
2 135 (5.40%) Linux
3 134 (5.36%) Windows Server
4 97 (3.88%) Android
5 74 (2.96%) Windows Server 2012
6 73 (2.92%) Unix
7 69 (2.76%) Windows Server 2008
8 49 (1.96%) Apple iOS
9 27 (1.08%) AIX
10 18 (0.72%) Mac OS
10 18 (0.72%) Windows Server 2003
11 15 (0.60%) Solaris
11 15 (0.60%) Windows Embedded Compact
12 13 (0.52%) Windows 7
13 9 (0.36%) CentOS
14 8 (0.32%) Windows XP
15 7 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 6 (0.24%) HPUX
17 5 (0.20%) Data ONTAP
17 5 (0.20%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 969 (38.78%) MVC
2 967 (38.70%) Agile Software Development
3 517 (20.69%) TDD
4 390 (15.61%) Business Intelligence
5 349 (13.97%) Web Application Development
6 301 (12.04%) Web Development
7 271 (10.84%) Scrum
8 250 (10.00%) OO
9 230 (9.20%) BDD
10 204 (8.16%) ETL
11 191 (7.64%) Dependency Injection
12 190 (7.60%) Software Engineering
13 184 (7.36%) Continuous Integration
14 182 (7.28%) SDLC
15 164 (6.56%) E-Commerce
16 157 (6.28%) Unit Testing
17 149 (5.96%) Kanban
18 126 (5.04%) Multithreading
19 121 (4.84%) Performance Tuning
20 111 (4.44%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1425 (57.02%) C#
2 1341 (53.66%) SQL
3 647 (25.89%) JavaScript
4 460 (18.41%) T-SQL
5 206 (8.24%) VB.NET
6 167 (6.68%) Java
7 144 (5.76%) Ruby
8 110 (4.40%) VB
9 74 (2.96%) C++
10 63 (2.52%) PowerShell
11 57 (2.28%) PHP
12 50 (2.00%) F#
12 50 (2.00%) VBA
13 42 (1.68%) Python
14 38 (1.52%) TypeScript
15 35 (1.40%) Shell Script
16 24 (0.96%) C
17 21 (0.84%) Go
18 20 (0.80%) R
19 18 (0.72%) XAML
Qualifications
1 247 (9.88%) Degree
2 79 (3.16%) Microsoft Certification
3 30 (1.20%) Cisco Certification
4 27 (1.08%) Security Cleared
5 24 (0.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 23 (0.92%) CCNA
7 22 (0.88%) SC Cleared
8 19 (0.76%) MCSA
8 19 (0.76%) MCSE
9 14 (0.56%) MCITP
10 11 (0.44%) NCDA
10 11 (0.44%) PMI Certification
11 7 (0.28%) CCNP
12 6 (0.24%) MCP
13 5 (0.20%) CCSE
13 5 (0.20%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 4 (0.16%) ISEB
14 4 (0.16%) ITIL Certification
14 4 (0.16%) RHCE
14 4 (0.16%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (2.48%) QA
2 37 (1.48%) Data Quality
3 23 (0.92%) SLA
4 21 (0.84%) PCI DSS
5 18 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 13 (0.52%) ISO 9000
7 10 (0.40%) WAI
8 6 (0.24%) ISO 9001
9 3 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials
9 3 (0.12%) HIPAA
9 3 (0.12%) HL7
10 1 (0.040%) PMO
System Software
1 124 (4.96%) Active Directory
2 52 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 45 (1.80%) Hyper-V
4 36 (1.44%) vSphere
5 16 (0.64%) Docker
6 13 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (0.28%) XenApp
8 6 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
9 5 (0.20%) KVM
9 5 (0.20%) Oracle RAC
10 4 (0.16%) Varnish
10 4 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
11 3 (0.12%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 3 (0.12%) XenDesktop
11 3 (0.12%) XenServer
12 2 (0.080%) NDS
12 2 (0.080%) NetIQ eDirectory
12 2 (0.080%) Shibboleth
13 1 (0.040%) Firmware
13 1 (0.040%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 55 (2.20%) Kibana
2 35 (1.40%) Opscode Chef
2 35 (1.40%) Puppet
3 30 (1.20%) Ansible
4 24 (0.96%) WSUS
5 23 (0.92%) Business Desktop Deployment
6 14 (0.56%) Mesos
6 14 (0.56%) Netcool
7 13 (0.52%) SCOM
8 11 (0.44%) Ganglia
9 9 (0.36%) SCCM
9 9 (0.36%) SCDPM
10 7 (0.28%) McAfee ePO
10 7 (0.28%) Nagios
10 7 (0.28%) SCVMM
11 6 (0.24%) Norton AntiVirus
12 5 (0.20%) EMC NetWorker
12 5 (0.20%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 4 (0.16%) logstash
13 4 (0.16%) vRealize
Vendors
1 895 (35.81%) Microsoft
2 204 (8.16%) Oracle
3 115 (4.60%) Google
4 112 (4.48%) VMware
5 56 (2.24%) Sitecore
6 54 (2.16%) Cisco
7 50 (2.00%) Facebook
8 45 (1.80%) Tableau
9 42 (1.68%) SAP
10 34 (1.36%) Xamarin
11 25 (1.00%) Citrix
12 22 (0.88%) Cognos
13 21 (0.84%) Twitter
14 20 (0.80%) HP
14 20 (0.80%) NetApp
15 15 (0.60%) AppDynamics
15 15 (0.60%) IBM
16 13 (0.52%) Hyperion
17 11 (0.44%) EMC
17 11 (0.44%) Sage
Warrington, Cheshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 1 hour ago
Greater Manchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Preston, Lancashire
IntaPeople
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000-55,000, Bonus, Pension, Flexible Working, Company Mobile
Posted: 2 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Preston, Lancashire
Roc Search
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Actis Recruitment.
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum + bonus + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Blackpool, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bens
Posted: 23 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £37000 per annum + bens
Posted: 23 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
CPS Group UK
Posted: Yesterday
Wirral, Merseyside
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Southport, Merseyside
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Blackpool, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Salford, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Lancaster, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: plus excellent additional benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £42000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Sanderson
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Rochdale, Lancashire
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Preston, Lancashire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £32000 per annum + Pension, 23 Holidays, Child Care Vouchers
Posted: 17 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Preston, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Burnley, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Knutsford, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 20,000 - 26,000 + Training + Flexible Working + Healthcare
Posted: 2 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Flexitime
Posted: 21 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday