Period
to 20 August 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 20 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
England > North West
6 months to
20 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 8 6 4
Rank change year-on-year -2 -2 0
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2469 2168 2677
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 18.84% 18.72% 20.93%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 54.47% 58.17% 59.52%
Number of salaries quoted 2245 1962 2439
North West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £57,500 £53,750 £52,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 4533 3727 4498
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 34.59% 32.18% 35.16%
Number of salaries quoted 3856 3231 3790
North West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £61,250 £57,500 £53,750
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +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 August 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 20 August 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 0 1489 £40,000 - 112
Cheshire -3 555 £40,000 +6.67% 56
Lancashire +3 212 £35,000 - 18
Merseyside 0 202 £40,000 - 12
Cumbria -13 2 £30,750 -28.63% 2
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 1519 (61.52%) .NET
2 1388 (56.22%) C#
3 1297 (52.53%) SQL
4 1061 (42.97%) ASP.NET
5 974 (39.45%) Agile Software Development
6 949 (38.44%) MVC
7 861 (34.87%) Microsoft
8 698 (28.27%) JavaScript
9 626 (25.35%) HTML
10 608 (24.63%) ASP.NET MVC
11 569 (23.05%) CSS
12 496 (20.09%) Business Intelligence
13 492 (19.93%) AngularJS
14 483 (19.56%) Finance
15 478 (19.36%) jQuery
16 476 (19.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 470 (19.04%) TDD
18 453 (18.35%) Windows
19 449 (18.19%) T-SQL
20 447 (18.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
21 413 (16.73%) .NET Framework
22 398 (16.12%) ASP.NET Web API
23 382 (15.47%) Web Services
24 321 (13.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
24 321 (13.00%) WCF
25 320 (12.96%) Microsoft Azure
26 319 (12.92%) Twitter Bootstrap
27 317 (12.84%) Web Application Development
28 314 (12.72%) SQL Server 2014
29 303 (12.27%) Data Warehouse

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
1 103 (4.17%) CMS
2 101 (4.09%) SharePoint
3 71 (2.88%) IIS
3 71 (2.88%) Umbraco
4 58 (2.35%) Elasticsearch
5 57 (2.31%) MS Exchange
6 53 (2.15%) Sitecore CMS
7 30 (1.22%) Apache Spark
8 28 (1.13%) EPiServer
9 26 (1.05%) OpenEdge
10 25 (1.01%) Apache
11 22 (0.89%) Tomcat
12 21 (0.85%) BizTalk Server
13 20 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2013
13 20 (0.81%) SAS
14 19 (0.77%) Drupal
14 19 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2010
15 16 (0.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 15 (0.61%) NServiceBus
16 15 (0.61%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 101 (4.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 36 (1.46%) Microsoft Office
3 11 (0.45%) SPSS
4 9 (0.36%) Photoshop
5 8 (0.32%) MS Visio
6 7 (0.28%) Fireworks
6 7 (0.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 5 (0.20%) S-PLUS
7 5 (0.20%) Stata
8 4 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.041%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.041%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 26 (1.05%) Dynamics NAV
2 24 (0.97%) Dynamics CRM
3 19 (0.77%) Magento
4 9 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
5 7 (0.28%) Visualfiles
6 6 (0.24%) Sage 200
6 6 (0.24%) SAP GRC
7 3 (0.12%) Cognos TM1
7 3 (0.12%) Dynamics GP
7 3 (0.12%) SAP Business One
7 3 (0.12%) Shopify
8 2 (0.081%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 2 (0.081%) Epicor Tropos
8 2 (0.081%) HFM
8 2 (0.081%) Payment Gateway
8 2 (0.081%) SDL Web 8
9 1 (0.041%) OpenCart
9 1 (0.041%) Pega PRPC
9 1 (0.041%) Sage 50
9 1 (0.041%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 320 (12.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 171 (6.93%) Amazon AWS
3 44 (1.78%) Google Cloud Platform
4 37 (1.50%) Google Play
5 36 (1.46%) Office 365
5 36 (1.46%) SaaS
6 23 (0.93%) GitHub
7 12 (0.49%) Google Analytics
7 12 (0.49%) PaaS
8 10 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
9 5 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
9 5 (0.20%) Amazon S3
9 5 (0.20%) Azure Active Directory
9 5 (0.20%) Dynamics 365
9 5 (0.20%) OpenShift
10 4 (0.16%) AWS CloudFormation
11 3 (0.12%) CodePlex
12 2 (0.081%) IaaS
12 2 (0.081%) Sage Pay
13 1 (0.041%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 82 (3.32%) Internet
2 45 (1.82%) HTTP
3 37 (1.50%) Firewall
4 35 (1.42%) SAN
4 35 (1.42%) WAN
5 34 (1.38%) TCP/IP
6 29 (1.17%) LAN
7 24 (0.97%) DNS
8 21 (0.85%) Broadband
9 19 (0.77%) Network Security
10 18 (0.73%) VoIP
11 15 (0.61%) Ethernet
11 15 (0.61%) RS-232
12 14 (0.57%) Intranet
13 12 (0.49%) FTP
14 9 (0.36%) Cisco ASA
14 9 (0.36%) LDAP
14 9 (0.36%) Wireless
15 8 (0.32%) DHCP
15 8 (0.32%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 476 (19.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 447 (18.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 321 (13.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 314 (12.72%) SQL Server 2014
5 303 (12.27%) Data Warehouse
6 269 (10.90%) SQL Server 2008
7 259 (10.49%) SQL Server 2016
8 180 (7.29%) SQL Server 2012
9 155 (6.28%) MySQL
10 151 (6.12%) Relational Database
11 143 (5.79%) MongoDB
12 127 (5.14%) NoSQL
13 89 (3.60%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 82 (3.32%) Power BI
15 78 (3.16%) Big Data
16 66 (2.67%) RDBMS
17 65 (2.63%) Hadoop
18 63 (2.55%) PostgreSQL
19 52 (2.11%) Crystal Reports
20 51 (2.07%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 260 (10.53%) Visual Studio
2 219 (8.87%) Git (software)
3 123 (4.98%) Team Foundation Server
4 100 (4.05%) Subversion
5 86 (3.48%) TeamCity
6 82 (3.32%) NUnit
7 81 (3.28%) JIRA
8 70 (2.84%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 59 (2.39%) MSTest
10 56 (2.27%) Selenium
11 40 (1.62%) Jenkins
12 24 (0.97%) Octopus Deploy
12 24 (0.97%) SpecFlow
13 21 (0.85%) ReSharper
14 20 (0.81%) JUnit
15 19 (0.77%) Moq
16 18 (0.73%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 16 (0.65%) MSI
18 15 (0.61%) Microsoft Blend
18 15 (0.61%) WiX
General
1 483 (19.56%) Finance
2 132 (5.35%) Marketing
3 116 (4.70%) Retail
4 115 (4.66%) Games
5 85 (3.44%) Manufacturing
6 77 (3.12%) Telecoms
7 69 (2.79%) Legal
8 62 (2.51%) Advertising
9 54 (2.19%) Law
10 45 (1.82%) Electronics
11 32 (1.30%) Banking
12 16 (0.65%) Back Office
13 13 (0.53%) Music Industry
13 13 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
14 12 (0.49%) Automotive
15 8 (0.32%) Billing
16 5 (0.20%) Investment Banking
17 3 (0.12%) Financial Institution
18 1 (0.041%) Aerospace
18 1 (0.041%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1657 (67.11%) Developer
2 933 (37.79%) .NET Developer
3 556 (22.52%) C# Developer
4 451 (18.27%) C# .NET Developer
5 317 (12.84%) SQL Developer
6 298 (12.07%) ASP.NET Developer
7 249 (10.09%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 177 (7.17%) Senior Developer
8 177 (7.17%) Software Developer
9 165 (6.68%) SQL Server Developer
10 158 (6.40%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 154 (6.24%) Analyst
12 133 (5.39%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
13 124 (5.02%) DBA
14 108 (4.37%) .NET Software Developer
15 105 (4.25%) Junior
16 93 (3.77%) Junior Developer
17 92 (3.73%) SQL BI Developer
18 89 (3.60%) Architect
19 86 (3.48%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1519 (61.52%) .NET
2 1061 (42.97%) ASP.NET
3 626 (25.35%) HTML
4 608 (24.63%) ASP.NET MVC
5 569 (23.05%) CSS
6 492 (19.93%) AngularJS
7 478 (19.36%) jQuery
8 413 (16.73%) .NET Framework
9 398 (16.12%) ASP.NET Web API
10 382 (15.47%) Web Services
11 321 (13.00%) WCF
12 319 (12.92%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 262 (10.61%) Entity Framework
14 257 (10.41%) ASP.NET MVC 5
15 254 (10.29%) RESTful
16 248 (10.04%) HTML5
17 225 (9.11%) XML
18 196 (7.94%) Node.js
19 181 (7.33%) KnockoutJS
20 146 (5.91%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 163 (6.60%) Analytical Skills
2 147 (5.95%) iPad
3 139 (5.63%) Computer Science
4 115 (4.66%) Greenfield Project
5 103 (4.17%) Mobile App
6 68 (2.75%) Enterprise Software
7 55 (2.23%) User Experience
8 53 (2.15%) Management Information System
9 52 (2.11%) Replication
10 49 (1.98%) N-Tier
11 47 (1.90%) Fintech
12 46 (1.86%) Clustering
13 40 (1.62%) Public Cloud
14 37 (1.50%) iPhone
15 35 (1.42%) Data Structures
16 23 (0.93%) Driving Licence
17 22 (0.89%) Data Centre
17 22 (0.89%) Social Media
18 21 (0.85%) BBC
19 20 (0.81%) Digital TV
Operating Systems
1 453 (18.35%) Windows
2 137 (5.55%) Linux
3 118 (4.78%) Windows Server
4 92 (3.73%) Android
5 86 (3.48%) Unix
6 72 (2.92%) Windows Server 2012
7 59 (2.39%) Windows Server 2008
8 38 (1.54%) Apple iOS
9 21 (0.85%) Mac OS
10 17 (0.69%) Windows 7
10 17 (0.69%) Windows Server 2003
11 15 (0.61%) Windows Embedded Compact
12 14 (0.57%) AIX
13 10 (0.41%) CentOS
13 10 (0.41%) Debian
14 9 (0.36%) Windows XP
15 7 (0.28%) Solaris
16 5 (0.20%) Data ONTAP
16 5 (0.20%) Windows 10
17 4 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 974 (39.45%) Agile Software Development
2 949 (38.44%) MVC
3 496 (20.09%) Business Intelligence
4 470 (19.04%) TDD
5 317 (12.84%) Web Application Development
6 269 (10.90%) Web Development
7 260 (10.53%) Scrum
8 220 (8.91%) BDD
9 194 (7.86%) ETL
10 192 (7.78%) Dependency Injection
11 187 (7.57%) SDLC
12 186 (7.53%) OO
13 179 (7.25%) Software Engineering
14 170 (6.89%) Unit Testing
15 169 (6.84%) Continuous Integration
16 140 (5.67%) E-Commerce
17 117 (4.74%) Kanban
18 109 (4.41%) Test Automation
19 106 (4.29%) Multithreading
20 105 (4.25%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 1388 (56.22%) C#
2 1297 (52.53%) SQL
3 698 (28.27%) JavaScript
4 449 (18.19%) T-SQL
5 171 (6.93%) VB.NET
6 163 (6.60%) Java
7 146 (5.91%) Ruby
8 107 (4.33%) C++
9 97 (3.93%) VB
10 84 (3.40%) Python
11 71 (2.88%) PowerShell
12 65 (2.63%) Shell Script
13 57 (2.31%) TypeScript
14 53 (2.15%) VBA
15 50 (2.03%) C
15 50 (2.03%) F#
16 48 (1.94%) PHP
17 44 (1.78%) Go
18 25 (1.01%) XPath
19 21 (0.85%) XAML
Qualifications
1 277 (11.22%) Degree
2 63 (2.55%) Computer Science Degree
3 54 (2.19%) Microsoft Certification
4 20 (0.81%) CCNA
4 20 (0.81%) Cisco Certification
5 18 (0.73%) Security Cleared
6 17 (0.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 13 (0.53%) MCSA
8 12 (0.49%) MCSE
9 10 (0.41%) MCITP
9 10 (0.41%) MCP
9 10 (0.41%) NCDA
9 10 (0.41%) SC Cleared
10 9 (0.36%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 9 (0.36%) Master's Degree
11 8 (0.32%) ISEB
11 8 (0.32%) PhD
12 7 (0.28%) DV Cleared
13 5 (0.20%) MCPD
13 5 (0.20%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (2.31%) QA
2 48 (1.94%) Data Quality
3 25 (1.01%) SLA
4 17 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 12 (0.49%) PCI DSS
6 11 (0.45%) ISO 9000
7 6 (0.24%) ISO 9001
7 6 (0.24%) WAI
8 4 (0.16%) HIPAA
9 3 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials
10 2 (0.081%) GDPR
11 1 (0.041%) PMO
System Software
1 129 (5.22%) Active Directory
2 51 (2.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 41 (1.66%) Hyper-V
4 32 (1.30%) vSphere
5 14 (0.57%) Docker
6 10 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
7 8 (0.32%) Oracle RAC
8 7 (0.28%) XenApp
9 6 (0.24%) Samba
10 5 (0.20%) KVM
11 4 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
11 4 (0.16%) VMware NSX
12 3 (0.12%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 3 (0.12%) Varnish
12 3 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
12 3 (0.12%) XenDesktop
12 3 (0.12%) XenServer
13 2 (0.081%) NDS
13 2 (0.081%) NetIQ eDirectory
13 2 (0.081%) Xen
Systems Management
1 57 (2.31%) Opscode Chef
2 55 (2.23%) Puppet
3 54 (2.19%) Kibana
4 50 (2.03%) Ansible
5 25 (1.01%) Mesos
6 24 (0.97%) Business Desktop Deployment
6 24 (0.97%) WSUS
7 11 (0.45%) SCOM
8 10 (0.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 9 (0.36%) EMC NetWorker
10 8 (0.32%) Failover Clustering
10 8 (0.32%) SCCM
11 7 (0.28%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 7 (0.28%) Perfmon
12 6 (0.24%) Ganglia
12 6 (0.24%) Nagios
12 6 (0.24%) Oracle RMAN
13 5 (0.20%) McAfee ePO
13 5 (0.20%) SCDPM
13 5 (0.20%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 861 (34.87%) Microsoft
2 192 (7.78%) Oracle
3 135 (5.47%) Google
4 88 (3.56%) VMware
5 69 (2.79%) Facebook
6 67 (2.71%) SAP
7 66 (2.67%) Tableau
8 62 (2.51%) Sitecore
9 45 (1.82%) Cisco
10 36 (1.46%) Xamarin
11 30 (1.22%) Cognos
12 28 (1.13%) Twitter
13 24 (0.97%) HP
14 21 (0.85%) Apple
14 21 (0.85%) Sony
14 21 (0.85%) Yahoo!
15 18 (0.73%) NetApp
16 17 (0.69%) Citrix
17 16 (0.65%) Teradata
18 14 (0.57%) IBM