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

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
England / North West
Rank 6 5 6
Rank change year-on-year -1 +1  
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 1237 1080 1417
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 20.40% 19.12% 21.63%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 59.27% 60.03% 62.98%
Number of salaries quoted 1119 970 1236
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £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 2087 1799 2250
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 34.42% 31.85% 34.35%
Number of salaries quoted 1770 1552 1916
Median salary £40,000 £42,250 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.32% +5.62%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £54,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  

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 March 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 March 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 0 737 £40,000 -2.43% 127
Cheshire 0 275 £40,000 - 56
Merseyside 0 137 £40,000 - 22
Lancashire -5 78 £35,000 - 21
SQL Server
England

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 1432 (58.24%) .NET
2 1366 (55.55%) C#
3 1285 (52.26%) SQL
4 1048 (42.62%) ASP.NET
5 936 (38.06%) Microsoft
6 906 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
7 886 (36.03%) MVC
8 617 (25.09%) ASP.NET MVC
9 594 (24.16%) JavaScript
10 593 (24.12%) HTML
11 513 (20.86%) CSS
12 500 (20.33%) TDD
13 484 (19.68%) Windows
14 472 (19.19%) MS Excel
15 460 (18.71%) jQuery
16 442 (17.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 436 (17.73%) T-SQL
18 392 (15.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 376 (15.29%) SQL Server 2014
20 372 (15.13%) AngularJS
21 365 (14.84%) .NET Framework
21 365 (14.84%) Web Services
22 360 (14.64%) Finance
23 349 (14.19%) ASP.NET Web API
24 347 (14.11%) WCF
25 345 (14.03%) Business Intelligence
26 319 (12.97%) SQL Server 2008
27 305 (12.40%) Web Application Development
28 295 (12.00%) Web Development
29 270 (10.98%) Microsoft Azure

SQL Server
Top Related 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 90 (3.66%) IIS
2 89 (3.62%) SharePoint
3 76 (3.09%) MS Exchange
4 67 (2.72%) Elasticsearch
5 66 (2.68%) Tomcat
6 52 (2.11%) CMS
7 44 (1.79%) Umbraco
8 33 (1.34%) Sitecore CMS
9 31 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2010
10 30 (1.22%) Apache
11 28 (1.14%) JBoss
12 25 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2013
13 22 (0.89%) BizTalk Server
14 21 (0.85%) Apache Spark
15 18 (0.73%) NServiceBus
16 16 (0.65%) Drupal
17 14 (0.57%) EPiServer
17 14 (0.57%) SharePoint 2010
17 14 (0.57%) WebSphere
18 12 (0.49%) SAS
Applications
1 472 (19.19%) MS Excel
2 70 (2.85%) MS Office
3 17 (0.69%) MS Visio
4 16 (0.65%) Photoshop
5 9 (0.37%) Fireworks
6 8 (0.33%) MS PowerPoint
6 8 (0.33%) SPSS
7 5 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
8 4 (0.16%) S-PLUS
8 4 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
8 4 (0.16%) Stata
9 1 (0.041%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 36 (1.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (0.57%) Dynamics AX
3 13 (0.53%) Dynamics NAV
3 13 (0.53%) Visualfiles
4 12 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 11 (0.45%) Magento
6 7 (0.28%) SAP Business One
7 6 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
8 5 (0.20%) Payment Gateway
9 4 (0.16%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 4 (0.16%) Sage 200
10 3 (0.12%) FastStats
10 3 (0.12%) Oracle 11i
10 3 (0.12%) Oracle EBS R12
10 3 (0.12%) Oracle ERP
11 2 (0.081%) Infor CRM
11 2 (0.081%) OpenCart
11 2 (0.081%) osCommerce
12 1 (0.041%) JDE EnterpriseOne
12 1 (0.041%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 270 (10.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 196 (7.97%) Amazon AWS
3 66 (2.68%) SaaS
4 48 (1.95%) Office 365
5 39 (1.59%) PaaS
6 31 (1.26%) Google Play
6 31 (1.26%) IaaS
7 25 (1.02%) Google Cloud Platform
8 11 (0.45%) Amazon S3
8 11 (0.45%) GitHub
9 10 (0.41%) Amazon EC2
10 8 (0.33%) Google Analytics
11 6 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
12 5 (0.20%) Sage Pay
13 3 (0.12%) Mimecast
14 2 (0.081%) AWS CloudFormation
15 1 (0.041%) Amazon CloudSearch
15 1 (0.041%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 1 (0.041%) Azure Machine Learning
15 1 (0.041%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 87 (3.54%) Internet
2 64 (2.60%) Firewall
3 58 (2.36%) HTTP
4 49 (1.99%) SAN
5 46 (1.87%) WAN
6 44 (1.79%) LAN
7 41 (1.67%) DNS
8 37 (1.50%) TCP/IP
9 27 (1.10%) VPN
10 26 (1.06%) DHCP
11 23 (0.94%) VoIP
12 19 (0.77%) VLAN
13 13 (0.53%) NAS
13 13 (0.53%) Network Security
14 12 (0.49%) Cisco ASA
15 11 (0.45%) FTP
16 9 (0.37%) Broadband
16 9 (0.37%) Ethernet
16 9 (0.37%) Wi-Fi
17 7 (0.28%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 442 (17.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 392 (15.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 376 (15.29%) SQL Server 2014
4 319 (12.97%) SQL Server 2008
5 252 (10.25%) Data Warehouse
6 226 (9.19%) MySQL
7 208 (8.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 143 (5.82%) NoSQL
9 142 (5.77%) SQL Server 2012
10 133 (5.41%) Relational Database
11 106 (4.31%) MongoDB
12 100 (4.07%) SQL Server 2005
13 81 (3.29%) SQL Server 2016
14 67 (2.72%) Big Data
14 67 (2.72%) Hadoop
15 66 (2.68%) RDBMS
16 62 (2.52%) Power BI
17 45 (1.83%) Oracle Database
18 39 (1.59%) MS Access
18 39 (1.59%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 202 (8.21%) Visual Studio
2 171 (6.95%) Git (software)
3 148 (6.02%) Team Foundation Server
4 97 (3.94%) NUnit
5 85 (3.46%) JIRA
6 68 (2.77%) Moq
7 67 (2.72%) Subversion
8 64 (2.60%) MSTest
9 57 (2.32%) Rhino Mocks
9 57 (2.32%) TeamCity
10 46 (1.87%) Selenium
11 39 (1.59%) JUnit
12 30 (1.22%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 25 (1.02%) Maven
14 21 (0.85%) Jenkins
15 20 (0.81%) Octopus Deploy
15 20 (0.81%) SpecFlow
16 14 (0.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 14 (0.57%) FxCop
16 14 (0.57%) StyleCop
General
1 360 (14.64%) Finance
2 116 (4.72%) Games
3 99 (4.03%) Marketing
4 81 (3.29%) Retail
5 61 (2.48%) Banking
5 61 (2.48%) Legal
6 53 (2.16%) Telecoms
7 42 (1.71%) Manufacturing
8 40 (1.63%) Advertising
9 31 (1.26%) Law
10 13 (0.53%) Billing
11 12 (0.49%) Electronics
12 11 (0.45%) Back Office
12 11 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
13 9 (0.37%) Multimedia
14 8 (0.33%) Financial Institution
14 8 (0.33%) Local Government
15 7 (0.28%) Automotive
15 7 (0.28%) Music Industry
16 4 (0.16%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 1606 (65.31%) Developer
2 950 (38.63%) .NET Developer
3 549 (22.33%) C# Developer
4 446 (18.14%) C# .NET Developer
5 318 (12.93%) ASP.NET Developer
6 279 (11.35%) SQL Developer
7 270 (10.98%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 222 (9.03%) Senior Developer
9 212 (8.62%) Analyst
10 177 (7.20%) Software Developer
11 156 (6.34%) .NET Software Developer
12 153 (6.22%) DBA
13 139 (5.65%) SQL DBA
14 136 (5.53%) SQL Server Developer
15 128 (5.21%) Web Developer
16 126 (5.12%) Junior
17 125 (5.08%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
18 115 (4.68%) Senior .NET Developer
19 112 (4.55%) Junior Developer
20 101 (4.11%) C# Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1432 (58.24%) .NET
2 1048 (42.62%) ASP.NET
3 617 (25.09%) ASP.NET MVC
4 593 (24.12%) HTML
5 513 (20.86%) CSS
6 460 (18.71%) jQuery
7 372 (15.13%) AngularJS
8 365 (14.84%) .NET Framework
8 365 (14.84%) Web Services
9 349 (14.19%) ASP.NET Web API
10 347 (14.11%) WCF
11 252 (10.25%) ASP.NET MVC 5
12 241 (9.80%) Entity Framework
13 231 (9.39%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 230 (9.35%) RESTful
15 197 (8.01%) HTML5
16 183 (7.44%) WPF
17 181 (7.36%) XML
18 166 (6.75%) Node.js
19 154 (6.26%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 191 (7.77%) iPad
2 171 (6.95%) Analytical Skills
3 120 (4.88%) Computer Science
4 99 (4.03%) Mobile App
5 82 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
6 73 (2.97%) Clustering
7 60 (2.44%) Replication
8 55 (2.24%) User Experience
9 53 (2.16%) Data Centre
10 42 (1.71%) N-Tier
11 41 (1.67%) Management Information System
12 32 (1.30%) iPhone
13 26 (1.06%) Tandem
14 20 (0.81%) Digital TV
15 19 (0.77%) Social Network
16 15 (0.61%) Private Cloud
17 14 (0.57%) Driving Licence
17 14 (0.57%) PMI
17 14 (0.57%) Public Cloud
18 11 (0.45%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 484 (19.68%) Windows
2 192 (7.81%) Windows Server
3 154 (6.26%) Linux
4 78 (3.17%) Android
5 69 (2.81%) Windows Server 2008
6 68 (2.77%) Unix
6 68 (2.77%) Windows Server 2012
7 44 (1.79%) Apple iOS
8 29 (1.18%) Windows 7
9 21 (0.85%) AIX
10 17 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 16 (0.65%) Solaris
11 16 (0.65%) Windows 10
12 13 (0.53%) Windows 8
13 10 (0.41%) HPUX
13 10 (0.41%) Mac OS
14 9 (0.37%) Data ONTAP
15 8 (0.33%) Windows Server 2003
15 8 (0.33%) Windows XP
16 7 (0.28%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 906 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
2 886 (36.03%) MVC
3 500 (20.33%) TDD
4 345 (14.03%) Business Intelligence
5 305 (12.40%) Web Application Development
6 295 (12.00%) Web Development
7 257 (10.45%) Scrum
8 246 (10.00%) OO
9 216 (8.78%) BDD
10 195 (7.93%) Software Engineering
11 177 (7.20%) Continuous Integration
12 173 (7.04%) ETL
13 171 (6.95%) Dependency Injection
14 151 (6.14%) Kanban
15 148 (6.02%) SDLC
16 145 (5.90%) E-Commerce
17 140 (5.69%) ITIL
18 132 (5.37%) Performance Tuning
19 108 (4.39%) DevOps
20 107 (4.35%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 1366 (55.55%) C#
2 1285 (52.26%) SQL
3 594 (24.16%) JavaScript
4 436 (17.73%) T-SQL
5 239 (9.72%) VB.NET
6 149 (6.06%) Java
7 118 (4.80%) Ruby
8 107 (4.35%) PowerShell
9 95 (3.86%) VB
10 82 (3.33%) PHP
11 66 (2.68%) VBA
12 54 (2.20%) C++
13 40 (1.63%) F#
14 39 (1.59%) Python
15 26 (1.06%) Shell Script
16 25 (1.02%) TypeScript
16 25 (1.02%) VBScript
17 21 (0.85%) C
18 19 (0.77%) VB6
19 18 (0.73%) Perl
Qualifications
1 203 (8.26%) Degree
2 107 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
3 36 (1.46%) MCSE
4 34 (1.38%) Cisco Certification
5 26 (1.06%) Security Cleared
6 25 (1.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 24 (0.98%) CCNA
8 22 (0.89%) SC Cleared
9 20 (0.81%) ISEB
9 20 (0.81%) MCSA
10 19 (0.77%) MCITP
11 14 (0.57%) PMI Certification
12 10 (0.41%) MCTS
12 10 (0.41%) NCDA
13 9 (0.37%) CCNP
14 8 (0.33%) NCIE
15 6 (0.24%) EMC Certification
15 6 (0.24%) ITIL Certification
15 6 (0.24%) PhD
16 5 (0.20%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 80 (3.25%) QA
2 31 (1.26%) Data Quality
3 29 (1.18%) SLA
4 26 (1.06%) PCI DSS
5 24 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 15 (0.61%) WAI
7 9 (0.37%) HL7
7 9 (0.37%) ISO 9001
8 8 (0.33%) ISO 9000
9 3 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials
10 2 (0.081%) PMO
11 1 (0.041%) IFRS
11 1 (0.041%) IFRS 9
11 1 (0.041%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 150 (6.10%) Active Directory
2 83 (3.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 74 (3.01%) Hyper-V
4 40 (1.63%) vSphere
5 24 (0.98%) Docker
6 15 (0.61%) Virtual Servers
7 13 (0.53%) VMware ESX
7 13 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
8 9 (0.37%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 7 (0.28%) vCloud
9 7 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
9 7 (0.28%) XenApp
10 6 (0.24%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 5 (0.20%) Oracle RAC
11 5 (0.20%) XenDesktop
12 3 (0.12%) KVM
12 3 (0.12%) Microsoft App-V
12 3 (0.12%) VirtualBox
13 2 (0.081%) NDS
13 2 (0.081%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 49 (1.99%) Kibana
2 39 (1.59%) Puppet
3 35 (1.42%) Opscode Chef
4 30 (1.22%) Ansible
5 22 (0.89%) SCCM
6 18 (0.73%) WSUS
7 14 (0.57%) Business Desktop Deployment
8 12 (0.49%) SCOM
9 11 (0.45%) Ganglia
9 11 (0.45%) Netcool
10 9 (0.37%) logstash
10 9 (0.37%) SCDPM
11 8 (0.33%) Failover Clustering
11 8 (0.33%) Nagios
11 8 (0.33%) NetBackup
11 8 (0.33%) Salt
12 7 (0.28%) McAfee ePO
12 7 (0.28%) Norton AntiVirus
12 7 (0.28%) vMotion
13 6 (0.24%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 936 (38.06%) Microsoft
2 197 (8.01%) Oracle
3 154 (6.26%) VMware
4 91 (3.70%) Google
5 66 (2.68%) Cisco
6 48 (1.95%) Tableau
7 38 (1.55%) Sitecore
8 35 (1.42%) Citrix
9 34 (1.38%) SAP
10 29 (1.18%) Xamarin
11 24 (0.98%) Cognos
11 24 (0.98%) Facebook
11 24 (0.98%) IBM
12 21 (0.85%) HP
13 18 (0.73%) NetApp
14 17 (0.69%) Twitter
15 16 (0.65%) AppDynamics
16 15 (0.61%) Hyperion
17 13 (0.53%) Intel Security
17 13 (0.53%) Red Hat
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