Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
England > North West
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 8 5 5
Rank change year-on-year -3 0 +1
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2237 2446 2604
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 17.05% 19.76% 20.00%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 52.61% 57.39% 58.02%
Number of salaries quoted 2003 2220 2392
North West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,750
90th Percentile £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 4252 4262 4488
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 32.41% 34.44% 34.48%
Number of salaries quoted 3606 3689 3857
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £61,250 £58,750 £55,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% 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 19 November 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 6 months to 19 November 2017. 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 -3 1314 £42,500 +6.25% 66
Cheshire -2 523 £42,500 +21.43% 50
Lancashire +5 222 £35,000 -2.78% 11
Merseyside -3 168 £40,000 - 5
Cumbria -14 1 £75,000 +71.43% 2
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 1323 (59.14%) .NET
2 1190 (53.20%) C#
3 1018 (45.51%) SQL
4 967 (43.23%) Agile Software Development
5 924 (41.31%) ASP.NET
6 878 (39.25%) MVC
7 724 (32.36%) Microsoft
8 566 (25.30%) ASP.NET MVC
9 550 (24.59%) JavaScript
10 516 (23.07%) TDD
11 497 (22.22%) HTML
12 457 (20.43%) Business Intelligence
13 455 (20.34%) CSS
14 421 (18.82%) Finance
15 416 (18.60%) AngularJS
16 409 (18.28%) Windows
17 405 (18.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 403 (18.02%) ASP.NET Web API
19 399 (17.84%) .NET Framework
20 375 (16.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
21 371 (16.58%) T-SQL
22 347 (15.51%) Web Application Development
23 332 (14.84%) WCF
24 322 (14.39%) ASP.NET MVC 5
25 319 (14.26%) Microsoft Azure
26 310 (13.86%) jQuery
27 305 (13.63%) RESTful
28 304 (13.59%) Web Services
29 299 (13.37%) SQL Server 2016
30 296 (13.23%) 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 83 (3.71%) SharePoint
2 75 (3.35%) Elasticsearch
3 70 (3.13%) CMS
4 61 (2.73%) Apache
5 48 (2.15%) IIS
6 43 (1.92%) MS Exchange
7 38 (1.70%) Umbraco
8 34 (1.52%) Tomcat
9 26 (1.16%) Sitecore CMS
10 21 (0.94%) Apache Spark
10 21 (0.94%) BizTalk Server
11 18 (0.80%) Drupal
11 18 (0.80%) SAS
12 17 (0.76%) EPiServer
13 11 (0.49%) Sitefinity
14 10 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2013
15 9 (0.40%) NServiceBus
15 9 (0.40%) Skype for Business
16 8 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2010
16 8 (0.36%) WordPress
Applications
1 109 (4.87%) Microsoft Excel
2 25 (1.12%) Microsoft Office
3 11 (0.49%) SPSS
4 9 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
5 7 (0.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 4 (0.18%) S-PLUS
7 3 (0.13%) Stata
8 1 (0.045%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.045%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 17 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (0.72%) Dynamics NAV
3 14 (0.63%) Magento
4 9 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
5 6 (0.27%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 6 (0.27%) Dynamics GP
5 6 (0.27%) SAP GRC
6 4 (0.18%) Cognos TM1
7 3 (0.13%) Epicor Tropos
8 2 (0.089%) OpenCart
8 2 (0.089%) osCommerce
8 2 (0.089%) Payment Gateway
8 2 (0.089%) SDL Web 8
9 1 (0.045%) Cerner Millennium
9 1 (0.045%) Fredhopper
9 1 (0.045%) Oracle Applications
9 1 (0.045%) Sage 50
9 1 (0.045%) SAP ERP
9 1 (0.045%) SAP MII
Cloud Services
1 319 (14.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 186 (8.31%) Amazon AWS
3 40 (1.79%) Office 365
4 33 (1.48%) Google Cloud Platform
5 31 (1.39%) Google Play
6 28 (1.25%) GitHub
7 23 (1.03%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 23 (1.03%) AWS CloudFormation
8 16 (0.72%) OpenShift
9 13 (0.58%) SaaS
10 7 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
11 6 (0.27%) Dynamics 365
11 6 (0.27%) Google Analytics
12 5 (0.22%) PaaS
13 4 (0.18%) Azure Active Directory
13 4 (0.18%) Serverless
14 3 (0.13%) CodePlex
14 3 (0.13%) IaaS
15 2 (0.089%) Azure Machine Learning
15 2 (0.089%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 71 (3.17%) Internet
2 39 (1.74%) HTTP
3 29 (1.30%) SAN
4 28 (1.25%) WAN
5 27 (1.21%) Firewall
6 24 (1.07%) LAN
7 20 (0.89%) Broadband
8 19 (0.85%) DNS
8 19 (0.85%) TCP/IP
9 14 (0.63%) Intranet
10 9 (0.40%) VoIP
11 8 (0.36%) AMQP
11 8 (0.36%) MPLS
11 8 (0.36%) Network Security
11 8 (0.36%) SMS
11 8 (0.36%) VPN
12 7 (0.31%) Wireless
13 6 (0.27%) DHCP
14 5 (0.22%) PBX
15 4 (0.18%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 405 (18.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 375 (16.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 299 (13.37%) SQL Server 2016
4 283 (12.65%) SQL Server 2014
5 273 (12.20%) Data Warehouse
6 240 (10.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 201 (8.99%) SQL Server 2008
8 173 (7.73%) NoSQL
9 171 (7.64%) MongoDB
10 153 (6.84%) MySQL
11 140 (6.26%) Relational Database
12 135 (6.03%) SQL Server 2012
13 99 (4.43%) Power BI
14 92 (4.11%) Big Data
15 79 (3.53%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 77 (3.44%) Hadoop
17 57 (2.55%) SQL Server 2005
18 55 (2.46%) PostgreSQL
19 48 (2.15%) RDBMS
20 45 (2.01%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 279 (12.47%) Git (software)
2 208 (9.30%) Visual Studio
3 130 (5.81%) Team Foundation Server
4 116 (5.19%) TeamCity
5 92 (4.11%) Jenkins
6 82 (3.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 80 (3.58%) JIRA
8 78 (3.49%) Subversion
9 53 (2.37%) Selenium
10 47 (2.10%) NUnit
11 42 (1.88%) Bitbucket
12 41 (1.83%) MSTest
13 26 (1.16%) Gradle
14 20 (0.89%) SonarQube
15 19 (0.85%) Jasmine
15 19 (0.85%) SpecFlow
16 16 (0.72%) Grunt
16 16 (0.72%) Octopus Deploy
17 15 (0.67%) JUnit
18 14 (0.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 421 (18.82%) Finance
2 127 (5.68%) Games
3 114 (5.10%) Marketing
4 96 (4.29%) Retail
5 88 (3.93%) Manufacturing
6 86 (3.84%) Advertising
7 67 (3.00%) Telecoms
8 53 (2.37%) Legal
9 45 (2.01%) Banking
10 42 (1.88%) Law
11 35 (1.56%) Electronics
12 22 (0.98%) Music Industry
13 14 (0.63%) Back Office
14 11 (0.49%) Automotive
15 9 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
16 5 (0.22%) Billing
17 3 (0.13%) Investment Banking
18 2 (0.089%) Aerospace
18 2 (0.089%) Retail Finance
19 1 (0.045%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1455 (65.04%) Developer
2 840 (37.55%) .NET Developer
3 393 (17.57%) C# Developer
4 327 (14.62%) C# .NET Developer
5 267 (11.94%) SQL Developer
6 185 (8.27%) ASP.NET Developer
7 169 (7.55%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 168 (7.51%) Analyst
9 150 (6.71%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 122 (5.45%) SQL Server Developer
11 118 (5.27%) Software Developer
12 113 (5.05%) Senior Developer
13 108 (4.83%) DBA
14 102 (4.56%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
15 88 (3.93%) .NET Software Developer
15 88 (3.93%) SQL BI Developer
16 76 (3.40%) Architect
17 71 (3.17%) Junior
18 68 (3.04%) Applications Support
19 67 (3.00%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1323 (59.14%) .NET
2 924 (41.31%) ASP.NET
3 566 (25.30%) ASP.NET MVC
4 497 (22.22%) HTML
5 455 (20.34%) CSS
6 416 (18.60%) AngularJS
7 403 (18.02%) ASP.NET Web API
8 399 (17.84%) .NET Framework
9 332 (14.84%) WCF
10 322 (14.39%) ASP.NET MVC 5
11 310 (13.86%) jQuery
12 305 (13.63%) RESTful
13 304 (13.59%) Web Services
14 296 (13.23%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 241 (10.77%) Entity Framework
16 238 (10.64%) Node.js
17 204 (9.12%) KnockoutJS
18 195 (8.72%) HTML5
19 175 (7.82%) XML
20 135 (6.03%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 175 (7.82%) Analytical Skills
2 146 (6.53%) Computer Science
3 85 (3.80%) Greenfield Project
4 73 (3.26%) Fintech
5 63 (2.82%) iPad
5 63 (2.82%) Mobile App
6 54 (2.41%) Management Information System
7 51 (2.28%) User Experience
8 48 (2.15%) Replication
9 37 (1.65%) Life Science
10 36 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
11 31 (1.39%) iPhone
11 31 (1.39%) Public Cloud
12 26 (1.16%) Clustering
12 26 (1.16%) N-Tier
12 26 (1.16%) Social Network
13 23 (1.03%) NHS
14 22 (0.98%) Data Structures
15 13 (0.58%) Blog
15 13 (0.58%) Digital TV
Operating Systems
1 409 (18.28%) Windows
2 152 (6.79%) Linux
3 107 (4.78%) Windows Server
4 99 (4.43%) Unix
5 56 (2.50%) Android
6 55 (2.46%) Windows Server 2012
7 38 (1.70%) Windows Server 2008
8 17 (0.76%) CentOS
9 16 (0.72%) Apple iOS
9 16 (0.72%) Windows 7
10 14 (0.63%) Ubuntu
11 13 (0.58%) Windows Server 2003
12 11 (0.49%) Debian
13 9 (0.40%) SUSE
14 8 (0.36%) AIX
14 8 (0.36%) Windows 10
15 7 (0.31%) Mac OS
16 6 (0.27%) Solaris
17 4 (0.18%) Windows Embedded Compact
18 3 (0.13%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 967 (43.23%) Agile Software Development
2 878 (39.25%) MVC
3 516 (23.07%) TDD
4 457 (20.43%) Business Intelligence
5 347 (15.51%) Web Application Development
6 288 (12.87%) BDD
7 253 (11.31%) Scrum
8 217 (9.70%) Web Development
9 194 (8.67%) Dependency Injection
10 191 (8.54%) ETL
11 184 (8.23%) Continuous Integration
12 165 (7.38%) OO
13 146 (6.53%) Software Engineering
14 138 (6.17%) SDLC
15 127 (5.68%) Analytics
16 122 (5.45%) DevOps
16 122 (5.45%) Test Automation
17 115 (5.14%) Kanban
18 112 (5.01%) ITIL
19 111 (4.96%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 1190 (53.20%) C#
2 1018 (45.51%) SQL
3 550 (24.59%) JavaScript
4 371 (16.58%) T-SQL
5 203 (9.07%) Ruby
6 142 (6.35%) VB.NET
7 136 (6.08%) Java
8 105 (4.69%) Python
9 69 (3.08%) C++
10 67 (3.00%) VBA
11 66 (2.95%) VB
12 61 (2.73%) F#
13 55 (2.46%) PowerShell
14 51 (2.28%) Shell Script
15 48 (2.15%) TypeScript
16 45 (2.01%) PHP
17 44 (1.97%) C
18 35 (1.56%) Go
19 30 (1.34%) Bash Shell
20 22 (0.98%) XPath
Qualifications
1 254 (11.35%) Degree
2 56 (2.50%) Computer Science Degree
3 54 (2.41%) Microsoft Certification
4 23 (1.03%) Master's Degree
5 20 (0.89%) ISEB
6 16 (0.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 15 (0.67%) Security Cleared
8 14 (0.63%) MCP
8 14 (0.63%) MCPD
8 14 (0.63%) MCSD
9 12 (0.54%) MCSE
10 11 (0.49%) MCSA
10 11 (0.49%) PhD
11 8 (0.36%) CCNA
11 8 (0.36%) Cisco Certification
11 8 (0.36%) DV Cleared
12 7 (0.31%) MCITP
13 6 (0.27%) HND
13 6 (0.27%) SC Cleared
14 5 (0.22%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (3.26%) QA
2 39 (1.74%) Data Quality
3 37 (1.65%) SLA
4 10 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (0.40%) ISO 9000
6 5 (0.22%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.18%) ISO 9001
8 3 (0.13%) PMO
8 3 (0.13%) WAI
9 2 (0.089%) GDPR
9 2 (0.089%) HIPAA
10 1 (0.045%) GMP
System Software
1 85 (3.80%) Active Directory
2 42 (1.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (1.16%) Hyper-V
4 17 (0.76%) Docker
5 8 (0.36%) Oracle RAC
6 6 (0.27%) Samba
6 6 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (0.27%) vSphere
7 3 (0.13%) Terminal Services
7 3 (0.13%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (0.089%) KVM
8 2 (0.089%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.089%) Xen
9 1 (0.045%) Kamailio
9 1 (0.045%) OpenSIPS
9 1 (0.045%) Shibboleth
9 1 (0.045%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.045%) Varnish
9 1 (0.045%) XenApp
9 1 (0.045%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 66 (2.95%) Kibana
2 61 (2.73%) Opscode Chef
3 60 (2.68%) Puppet
4 43 (1.92%) Ansible
5 31 (1.39%) WSUS
6 30 (1.34%) Business Desktop Deployment
7 20 (0.89%) ZABBIX
8 17 (0.76%) Ganglia
8 17 (0.76%) Mesos
9 15 (0.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 14 (0.63%) Ambari
11 10 (0.45%) Failover Clustering
11 10 (0.45%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 8 (0.36%) Perfmon
13 7 (0.31%) CA Wily
14 6 (0.27%) BladeLogic
15 5 (0.22%) EMC NetWorker
15 5 (0.22%) McAfee ePO
15 5 (0.22%) Microsoft Clustering
16 4 (0.18%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 724 (32.36%) Microsoft
2 216 (9.66%) Oracle
3 125 (5.59%) Google
4 94 (4.20%) Tableau
5 66 (2.95%) SAP
6 62 (2.77%) Facebook
7 58 (2.59%) VMware
8 44 (1.97%) Cognos
9 35 (1.56%) Cisco
10 34 (1.52%) Teradata
11 30 (1.34%) Sitecore
12 29 (1.30%) IBM
13 24 (1.07%) HP
14 22 (0.98%) Twitter
15 21 (0.94%) Xamarin
16 20 (0.89%) Hortonworks
17 16 (0.72%) Citrix
18 15 (0.67%) Informatica
19 14 (0.63%) ServiceNow
20 12 (0.54%) Apple