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

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
England / North West
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 6 5 5
Rank change year-on-year -1 0  
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 1254 1095 1440
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 20.47% 19.06% 21.59%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 59.43% 59.90% 63.16%
Number of salaries quoted 1135 983 1253
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 2110 1828 2280
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 34.45% 31.81% 34.18%
Number of salaries quoted 1796 1577 1939
Median salary £40,000 £41,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.43% +2.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £28,500
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 28 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 28 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 +1 747 £40,000 -2.43% 122
Cheshire 0 282 £40,000 - 54
Merseyside 0 135 £40,000 - 21
Lancashire -3 80 £35,000 - 16
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 28 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 1436 (58.35%) .NET
2 1372 (55.75%) C#
3 1293 (52.54%) SQL
4 1047 (42.54%) ASP.NET
5 931 (37.83%) Microsoft
6 905 (36.77%) Agile Software Development
7 892 (36.25%) MVC
8 619 (25.15%) ASP.NET MVC
9 595 (24.18%) JavaScript
10 592 (24.06%) HTML
11 512 (20.80%) CSS
12 497 (20.20%) TDD
13 482 (19.59%) Windows
14 475 (19.30%) MS Excel
15 468 (19.02%) jQuery
16 443 (18.00%) T-SQL
16 443 (18.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 396 (16.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 374 (15.20%) AngularJS
19 371 (15.08%) SQL Server 2014
20 363 (14.75%) .NET Framework
20 363 (14.75%) Finance
21 358 (14.55%) Web Services
22 351 (14.26%) ASP.NET Web API
23 347 (14.10%) WCF
24 346 (14.06%) Business Intelligence
25 321 (13.04%) SQL Server 2008
26 306 (12.43%) Web Application Development
27 294 (11.95%) Web Development
28 271 (11.01%) 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 89 (3.62%) SharePoint
2 87 (3.54%) IIS
3 76 (3.09%) MS Exchange
4 67 (2.72%) Elasticsearch
5 64 (2.60%) Tomcat
6 55 (2.23%) CMS
7 46 (1.87%) Umbraco
8 33 (1.34%) Sitecore CMS
9 31 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2010
10 27 (1.10%) Apache
10 27 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2013
10 27 (1.10%) JBoss
11 23 (0.93%) BizTalk Server
12 20 (0.81%) Apache Spark
13 18 (0.73%) NServiceBus
14 17 (0.69%) Drupal
15 14 (0.57%) EPiServer
15 14 (0.57%) SharePoint 2010
15 14 (0.57%) WebSphere
16 11 (0.45%) SAS
Applications
1 475 (19.30%) MS Excel
2 65 (2.64%) 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 38 (1.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (0.61%) Magento
3 14 (0.57%) Dynamics AX
3 14 (0.57%) Dynamics NAV
4 13 (0.53%) Visualfiles
5 12 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 7 (0.28%) SAP Business One
7 6 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
7 6 (0.24%) Sage 200
8 5 (0.20%) Payment Gateway
9 4 (0.16%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 3 (0.12%) FastStats
10 3 (0.12%) OpenCart
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%) osCommerce
11 2 (0.081%) Shopify
12 1 (0.041%) JDE EnterpriseOne
Cloud Services
1 271 (11.01%) Microsoft Azure
2 195 (7.92%) Amazon AWS
3 67 (2.72%) SaaS
4 48 (1.95%) Office 365
5 40 (1.63%) PaaS
6 32 (1.30%) Google Play
7 31 (1.26%) IaaS
8 27 (1.10%) Google Cloud Platform
9 13 (0.53%) GitHub
10 11 (0.45%) Amazon S3
11 10 (0.41%) Amazon EC2
11 10 (0.41%) Google Analytics
12 6 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
13 5 (0.20%) Sage Pay
14 3 (0.12%) Mimecast
15 2 (0.081%) AWS CloudFormation
16 1 (0.041%) Amazon CloudSearch
16 1 (0.041%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 1 (0.041%) Route 53
16 1 (0.041%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 86 (3.49%) Internet
2 64 (2.60%) Firewall
3 58 (2.36%) HTTP
4 48 (1.95%) SAN
5 46 (1.87%) WAN
6 44 (1.79%) LAN
7 41 (1.67%) DNS
8 36 (1.46%) TCP/IP
9 26 (1.06%) DHCP
9 26 (1.06%) VPN
10 24 (0.98%) VoIP
11 19 (0.77%) VLAN
12 13 (0.53%) Cisco ASA
12 13 (0.53%) FTP
12 13 (0.53%) NAS
12 13 (0.53%) Network Security
13 11 (0.45%) Broadband
14 10 (0.41%) Ethernet
15 9 (0.37%) Wi-Fi
16 7 (0.28%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 443 (18.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 396 (16.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 371 (15.08%) SQL Server 2014
4 321 (13.04%) SQL Server 2008
5 251 (10.20%) Data Warehouse
6 222 (9.02%) MySQL
7 212 (8.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 143 (5.81%) NoSQL
9 142 (5.77%) SQL Server 2012
10 130 (5.28%) Relational Database
11 104 (4.23%) MongoDB
12 99 (4.02%) SQL Server 2005
13 89 (3.62%) SQL Server 2016
14 68 (2.76%) Hadoop
15 66 (2.68%) Big Data
16 65 (2.64%) RDBMS
17 63 (2.56%) Power BI
18 44 (1.79%) Oracle Database
19 40 (1.63%) PostgreSQL
20 39 (1.58%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 204 (8.29%) Visual Studio
2 171 (6.95%) Git (software)
3 146 (5.93%) Team Foundation Server
4 97 (3.94%) NUnit
5 80 (3.25%) JIRA
6 65 (2.64%) Moq
7 64 (2.60%) MSTest
8 63 (2.56%) Subversion
9 57 (2.32%) TeamCity
10 54 (2.19%) Rhino Mocks
11 46 (1.87%) Selenium
12 40 (1.63%) JUnit
13 31 (1.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 24 (0.98%) Maven
15 20 (0.81%) Jenkins
15 20 (0.81%) SpecFlow
16 19 (0.77%) Octopus Deploy
17 14 (0.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 14 (0.57%) FxCop
17 14 (0.57%) StyleCop
General
1 363 (14.75%) Finance
2 116 (4.71%) Games
3 100 (4.06%) Marketing
4 84 (3.41%) Retail
5 61 (2.48%) Legal
6 59 (2.40%) Banking
7 53 (2.15%) Telecoms
8 44 (1.79%) Manufacturing
9 40 (1.63%) Advertising
10 33 (1.34%) Law
11 13 (0.53%) Billing
12 12 (0.49%) Electronics
12 12 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
13 11 (0.45%) Back Office
14 8 (0.33%) Financial Institution
14 8 (0.33%) Local Government
14 8 (0.33%) Multimedia
15 7 (0.28%) Automotive
16 6 (0.24%) Music Industry
17 4 (0.16%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 1615 (65.62%) Developer
2 951 (38.64%) .NET Developer
3 547 (22.23%) C# Developer
4 442 (17.96%) C# .NET Developer
5 314 (12.76%) ASP.NET Developer
6 283 (11.50%) SQL Developer
7 266 (10.81%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 217 (8.82%) Senior Developer
9 212 (8.61%) Analyst
10 174 (7.07%) Software Developer
11 152 (6.18%) .NET Software Developer
12 151 (6.14%) DBA
13 138 (5.61%) SQL Server Developer
14 137 (5.57%) SQL DBA
15 130 (5.28%) Web Developer
16 128 (5.20%) Junior
17 124 (5.04%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
18 114 (4.63%) Junior Developer
19 111 (4.51%) Senior .NET Developer
20 99 (4.02%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1436 (58.35%) .NET
2 1047 (42.54%) ASP.NET
3 619 (25.15%) ASP.NET MVC
4 592 (24.06%) HTML
5 512 (20.80%) CSS
6 468 (19.02%) jQuery
7 374 (15.20%) AngularJS
8 363 (14.75%) .NET Framework
9 358 (14.55%) Web Services
10 351 (14.26%) ASP.NET Web API
11 347 (14.10%) WCF
12 253 (10.28%) ASP.NET MVC 5
13 243 (9.87%) Entity Framework
14 233 (9.47%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 232 (9.43%) RESTful
16 196 (7.96%) HTML5
17 187 (7.60%) WPF
18 185 (7.52%) XML
19 164 (6.66%) Node.js
20 157 (6.38%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 191 (7.76%) iPad
2 166 (6.75%) Analytical Skills
3 118 (4.79%) Computer Science
4 98 (3.98%) Mobile App
5 82 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
6 71 (2.89%) Clustering
7 61 (2.48%) Replication
8 54 (2.19%) Data Centre
8 54 (2.19%) User Experience
9 42 (1.71%) N-Tier
10 40 (1.63%) Management Information System
11 33 (1.34%) iPhone
12 25 (1.02%) Tandem
13 21 (0.85%) Digital TV
14 19 (0.77%) Social Network
15 15 (0.61%) Driving Licence
15 15 (0.61%) Private Cloud
16 14 (0.57%) PMI
16 14 (0.57%) Public Cloud
17 11 (0.45%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 482 (19.59%) Windows
2 190 (7.72%) Windows Server
3 152 (6.18%) Linux
4 80 (3.25%) Android
5 71 (2.89%) Windows Server 2008
6 70 (2.84%) Windows Server 2012
7 68 (2.76%) Unix
8 44 (1.79%) Apple iOS
9 28 (1.14%) Windows 7
10 21 (0.85%) AIX
11 17 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 16 (0.65%) Solaris
13 14 (0.57%) Windows 10
14 13 (0.53%) Windows 8
15 11 (0.45%) Mac OS
16 10 (0.41%) Data ONTAP
17 9 (0.37%) HPUX
17 9 (0.37%) Windows Server 2003
18 8 (0.33%) Windows Embedded Compact
18 8 (0.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 905 (36.77%) Agile Software Development
2 892 (36.25%) MVC
3 497 (20.20%) TDD
4 346 (14.06%) Business Intelligence
5 306 (12.43%) Web Application Development
6 294 (11.95%) Web Development
7 258 (10.48%) Scrum
8 245 (9.96%) OO
9 216 (8.78%) BDD
10 199 (8.09%) Software Engineering
11 177 (7.19%) Continuous Integration
11 177 (7.19%) ETL
12 169 (6.87%) Dependency Injection
13 151 (6.14%) SDLC
14 150 (6.10%) E-Commerce
15 149 (6.05%) Kanban
16 141 (5.73%) ITIL
17 129 (5.24%) Performance Tuning
18 109 (4.43%) Multithreading
19 108 (4.39%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 1372 (55.75%) C#
2 1293 (52.54%) SQL
3 595 (24.18%) JavaScript
4 443 (18.00%) T-SQL
5 239 (9.71%) VB.NET
6 147 (5.97%) Java
7 119 (4.84%) Ruby
8 102 (4.14%) PowerShell
9 96 (3.90%) VB
10 81 (3.29%) PHP
11 65 (2.64%) VBA
12 54 (2.19%) C++
13 41 (1.67%) F#
14 39 (1.58%) Python
15 26 (1.06%) Shell Script
15 26 (1.06%) TypeScript
16 21 (0.85%) C
16 21 (0.85%) VBScript
17 18 (0.73%) VB6
18 17 (0.69%) Perl
Qualifications
1 202 (8.21%) Degree
2 105 (4.27%) Microsoft Certification
3 35 (1.42%) MCSE
4 33 (1.34%) Cisco Certification
5 26 (1.06%) Security Cleared
6 25 (1.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 23 (0.93%) CCNA
8 22 (0.89%) SC Cleared
9 20 (0.81%) MCITP
10 18 (0.73%) ISEB
10 18 (0.73%) MCSA
11 14 (0.57%) PMI Certification
12 11 (0.45%) NCDA
13 9 (0.37%) MCTS
14 8 (0.33%) 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 79 (3.21%) QA
2 30 (1.22%) Data Quality
3 28 (1.14%) SLA
4 27 (1.10%) PCI DSS
5 23 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 14 (0.57%) WAI
7 8 (0.33%) HL7
7 8 (0.33%) ISO 9000
7 8 (0.33%) ISO 9001
8 3 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials
9 2 (0.081%) PMO
10 1 (0.041%) IFRS
10 1 (0.041%) IFRS 9
10 1 (0.041%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 151 (6.14%) Active Directory
2 84 (3.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 74 (3.01%) Hyper-V
4 41 (1.67%) vSphere
5 25 (1.02%) 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%) Virtual Machines
9 7 (0.28%) XenApp
10 6 (0.24%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 6 (0.24%) vCloud
11 5 (0.20%) Oracle RAC
11 5 (0.20%) XenDesktop
12 3 (0.12%) KVM
12 3 (0.12%) VirtualBox
13 2 (0.081%) NetIQ eDirectory
13 2 (0.081%) pfSense
13 2 (0.081%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 50 (2.03%) Kibana
2 39 (1.58%) Puppet
3 35 (1.42%) Opscode Chef
4 30 (1.22%) Ansible
5 20 (0.81%) SCCM
6 18 (0.73%) WSUS
7 15 (0.61%) 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%) Nagios
11 8 (0.33%) NetBackup
11 8 (0.33%) Salt
12 7 (0.28%) Failover Clustering
12 7 (0.28%) McAfee ePO
12 7 (0.28%) Norton AntiVirus
13 6 (0.24%) AirWatch
13 6 (0.24%) vMotion
Vendors
1 931 (37.83%) Microsoft
2 195 (7.92%) Oracle
3 156 (6.34%) VMware
4 93 (3.78%) Google
5 66 (2.68%) Cisco
6 49 (1.99%) Tableau
7 38 (1.54%) Sitecore
8 34 (1.38%) Citrix
8 34 (1.38%) SAP
9 30 (1.22%) Xamarin
10 26 (1.06%) Facebook
11 24 (0.98%) Cognos
12 23 (0.93%) IBM
13 20 (0.81%) HP
14 19 (0.77%) NetApp
14 19 (0.77%) Twitter
15 16 (0.65%) AppDynamics
16 15 (0.61%) Hyperion
17 13 (0.53%) Red Hat
17 13 (0.53%) Sage
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