Period
to 26 September 2018

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 26 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
England > North West
6 months to
26 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 9 8 5
Rank change year-on-year -1 -3 -1
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 1,850 2,425 2,305
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 15.47% 18.43% 19.36%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 50.37% 53.88% 58.47%
Number of salaries quoted 1,651 2,172 2,083
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £58,675 £53,950
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +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 3,673 4,501 3,942
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 30.72% 34.21% 33.11%
Number of salaries quoted 3,177 3,806 3,396
North West median annual salary £44,000 £40,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.64% +1.25% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £57,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +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 26 September 2018.

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 26 September 2018. 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 -4 988 £45,000 +7.78% 162
Cheshire +2 548 £43,000 +7.50% 72
Merseyside -3 153 £40,000 - 43
Lancashire -2 136 £35,000 - 28
Cumbria +12 8 £35,000 - 4
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 26 September 2018, IT jobs citing SQL Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the North West region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 1,079 (58.32%) .NET
2 1,019 (55.08%) C#
3 892 (48.22%) SQL
4 824 (44.54%) Agile Software Development
5 728 (39.35%) Microsoft
6 722 (39.03%) ASP.NET
7 688 (37.19%) MVC
8 512 (27.68%) JavaScript
9 495 (26.76%) ASP.NET MVC
10 472 (25.51%) HTML
11 441 (23.84%) AngularJS
12 419 (22.65%) CSS
13 386 (20.86%) TDD
13 386 (20.86%) ASP.NET Web API
14 359 (19.41%) T-SQL
15 356 (19.24%) SQL Server 2016
16 343 (18.54%) Microsoft Azure
17 312 (16.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 312 (16.86%) Scrum
18 298 (16.11%) Web Application Development
19 290 (15.68%) Windows
20 277 (14.97%) .NET Framework
21 272 (14.70%) Finance
22 269 (14.54%) Problem-Solving
23 255 (13.78%) Continuous Integration
24 253 (13.68%) Business Intelligence
25 230 (12.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
26 220 (11.89%) RESTful
27 219 (11.84%) Git (software)
28 206 (11.14%) WCF

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 70 (3.78%) SharePoint
2 52 (2.81%) IIS
3 48 (2.59%) Elasticsearch
4 41 (2.22%) MS Exchange
5 29 (1.57%) CMS
6 28 (1.51%) Umbraco
7 17 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2013
7 17 (0.92%) SharePoint 2013
8 16 (0.86%) Apache
8 16 (0.86%) Skype for Business
9 13 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2007
9 13 (0.70%) Tomcat
10 11 (0.59%) Apache Pig
11 10 (0.54%) SharePoint Server
12 9 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2010
12 9 (0.49%) Sitecore CMS
12 9 (0.49%) WebLogic
13 8 (0.43%) nginx
13 8 (0.43%) OpenEdge
13 8 (0.43%) SAS
Applications
1 61 (3.30%) Microsoft Office
2 53 (2.86%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (0.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (0.38%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.32%) Photoshop
5 6 (0.32%) SPSS
6 4 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
7 3 (0.16%) Adobe After Effects
7 3 (0.16%) Adobe Premiere
7 3 (0.16%) InDesign
7 3 (0.16%) Microsoft Project
7 3 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.11%) Fireworks
9 1 (0.054%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 33 (1.78%) Dynamics NAV
2 30 (1.62%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (0.49%) Dynamics AX
3 9 (0.49%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (0.27%) FastStats
4 5 (0.27%) SAP S/4HANA
5 4 (0.22%) Sage 200
6 3 (0.16%) Elite 3E
6 3 (0.16%) Payment Gateway
7 1 (0.054%) Aareon QL
7 1 (0.054%) Academy Housing
7 1 (0.054%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.054%) Magento
7 1 (0.054%) MIS ActiveH
7 1 (0.054%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.054%) Northgate Housing
7 1 (0.054%) OPENHousing
7 1 (0.054%) Orchard Housing
7 1 (0.054%) Sage 500
7 1 (0.054%) SAP MII
Cloud Services
1 343 (18.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 164 (8.86%) Amazon AWS
3 86 (4.65%) Office 365
4 38 (2.05%) GitHub
5 30 (1.62%) Google Play
6 20 (1.08%) SaaS
7 16 (0.86%) IaaS
8 12 (0.65%) Google Cloud Platform
9 11 (0.59%) Dynamics 365
10 10 (0.54%) NuGet
11 9 (0.49%) Google Analytics
11 9 (0.49%) PaaS
12 8 (0.43%) DigitalOcean
13 3 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Cloud
13 3 (0.16%) Amazon S3
13 3 (0.16%) Amazon SQS
13 3 (0.16%) AWS CloudFormation
13 3 (0.16%) npm
14 2 (0.11%) Amazon EC2
14 2 (0.11%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 98 (5.30%) Internet
2 44 (2.38%) TCP/IP
3 42 (2.27%) Firewall
4 30 (1.62%) DNS
5 28 (1.51%) SAN
6 25 (1.35%) Skype
7 24 (1.30%) Broadband
7 24 (1.30%) Hyperconnected
8 23 (1.24%) VPN
9 22 (1.19%) HTTP
10 21 (1.14%) WAN
11 18 (0.97%) Network Security
12 17 (0.92%) Intranet
12 17 (0.92%) VoIP
13 14 (0.76%) DHCP
14 13 (0.70%) LAN
14 13 (0.70%) VLAN
15 11 (0.59%) SSL
16 9 (0.49%) FTP
16 9 (0.49%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 356 (19.24%) SQL Server 2016
2 312 (16.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 230 (12.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 181 (9.78%) Data Warehouse
5 170 (9.19%) NoSQL
6 169 (9.14%) MongoDB
7 160 (8.65%) SQL Server 2008
8 151 (8.16%) Relational Database
9 123 (6.65%) MySQL
10 118 (6.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 117 (6.32%) SQL Server 2012
12 84 (4.54%) SQL Server 2014
13 73 (3.95%) Power BI
14 58 (3.14%) RavenDB
15 56 (3.03%) RDBMS
16 51 (2.76%) PostgreSQL
17 46 (2.49%) QlikView
17 46 (2.49%) SQL Server 2005
18 31 (1.68%) MariaDB
19 27 (1.46%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 219 (11.84%) Git (software)
2 151 (8.16%) Visual Studio
3 85 (4.59%) Team Foundation Server
4 52 (2.81%) JIRA
5 51 (2.76%) Selenium
6 44 (2.38%) NUnit
7 36 (1.95%) Jenkins
8 28 (1.51%) TeamCity
9 27 (1.46%) Subversion
10 25 (1.35%) Bitbucket
10 25 (1.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 22 (1.19%) MSTest
12 19 (1.03%) Octopus Deploy
13 18 (0.97%) PHPUnit
14 17 (0.92%) Grunt
15 14 (0.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 12 (0.65%) Mercurial
16 12 (0.65%) Moq
17 11 (0.59%) git-flow
18 10 (0.54%) gulp
General
1 272 (14.70%) Finance
2 128 (6.92%) Games
3 82 (4.43%) Advertising
4 69 (3.73%) Retail
5 53 (2.86%) Marketing
6 33 (1.78%) Telecoms
7 28 (1.51%) Legal
8 25 (1.35%) Manufacturing
9 22 (1.19%) Banking
10 20 (1.08%) Law
11 14 (0.76%) Automotive
12 12 (0.65%) Investment Banking
12 12 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
13 9 (0.49%) Back Office
13 9 (0.49%) Publishing
14 7 (0.38%) Music Industry
15 5 (0.27%) Financial Institution
16 4 (0.22%) Electronics
16 4 (0.22%) Local Government
17 3 (0.16%) Billing
Job Titles
1 1,203 (65.03%) Developer
2 704 (38.05%) .NET Developer
3 410 (22.16%) C# Developer
4 329 (17.78%) C# .NET Developer
5 165 (8.92%) SQL Developer
6 148 (8.00%) Senior Developer
7 139 (7.51%) ASP.NET Developer
8 138 (7.46%) DBA
9 136 (7.35%) Analyst
10 129 (6.97%) Software Developer
11 123 (6.65%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 103 (5.57%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 100 (5.41%) SQL DBA
14 99 (5.35%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
15 76 (4.11%) .NET Software Developer
16 73 (3.95%) C# Software Developer
17 71 (3.84%) Junior
18 69 (3.73%) Administrator
19 66 (3.57%) Senior .NET Developer
20 62 (3.35%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,079 (58.32%) .NET
2 722 (39.03%) ASP.NET
3 495 (26.76%) ASP.NET MVC
4 472 (25.51%) HTML
5 441 (23.84%) AngularJS
6 419 (22.65%) CSS
7 386 (20.86%) ASP.NET Web API
8 277 (14.97%) .NET Framework
9 220 (11.89%) RESTful
10 206 (11.14%) WCF
11 203 (10.97%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 198 (10.70%) ASP.NET MVC 5
13 172 (9.30%) jQuery
14 151 (8.16%) HTML5
15 138 (7.46%) Web Services
16 133 (7.19%) .NET Core
17 130 (7.03%) Entity Framework
18 120 (6.49%) Node.js
19 113 (6.11%) WPF
20 97 (5.24%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 171 (9.24%) Greenfield Project
2 133 (7.19%) Analytical Skills
3 103 (5.57%) Enterprise Software
4 58 (3.14%) Computer Science
5 56 (3.03%) Fintech
6 45 (2.43%) Self-Motivation
7 44 (2.38%) User Experience
8 43 (2.32%) Mobile App
9 34 (1.84%) Replication
10 31 (1.68%) Clustering
10 31 (1.68%) Management Information System
11 27 (1.46%) iPhone
12 26 (1.41%) Data Structures
13 25 (1.35%) Social Network
14 24 (1.30%) Tandem
15 19 (1.03%) Linux Command Line
16 17 (0.92%) Client/Server
16 17 (0.92%) N-Tier
17 14 (0.76%) Private Cloud
17 14 (0.76%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 290 (15.68%) Windows
2 128 (6.92%) Linux
3 119 (6.43%) Windows Server
4 73 (3.95%) Windows Server 2012
5 72 (3.89%) Android
6 71 (3.84%) Unix
7 62 (3.35%) Windows Server 2008
8 35 (1.89%) Apple iOS
9 25 (1.35%) Windows 10
10 17 (0.92%) Windows 7
11 16 (0.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 13 (0.70%) Solaris
13 11 (0.59%) Mac OS X
14 9 (0.49%) CentOS
15 8 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
16 7 (0.38%) AIX
17 5 (0.27%) HPUX
17 5 (0.27%) Windows 8
18 4 (0.22%) Ubuntu
19 3 (0.16%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 824 (44.54%) Agile Software Development
2 688 (37.19%) MVC
3 386 (20.86%) TDD
4 312 (16.86%) Scrum
5 298 (16.11%) Web Application Development
6 269 (14.54%) Problem-Solving
7 255 (13.78%) Continuous Integration
8 253 (13.68%) Business Intelligence
9 191 (10.32%) Dependency Injection
10 183 (9.89%) BDD
11 169 (9.14%) Web Development
12 166 (8.97%) OO
13 162 (8.76%) Kanban
14 144 (7.78%) ETL
15 108 (5.84%) Performance Tuning
16 101 (5.46%) Test Automation
17 96 (5.19%) Software Engineering
18 95 (5.14%) SDLC
19 90 (4.86%) ITIL
20 84 (4.54%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 1,019 (55.08%) C#
2 892 (48.22%) SQL
3 512 (27.68%) JavaScript
4 359 (19.41%) T-SQL
5 99 (5.35%) Ruby
6 95 (5.14%) Java
7 78 (4.22%) PowerShell
8 76 (4.11%) VB.NET
9 67 (3.62%) Python
10 66 (3.57%) PHP
11 58 (3.14%) TypeScript
12 50 (2.70%) VB
13 43 (2.32%) C
14 38 (2.05%) VBA
15 36 (1.95%) C++
16 26 (1.41%) VB6
17 17 (0.92%) F#
18 15 (0.81%) PL/SQL
18 15 (0.81%) R
19 14 (0.76%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 175 (9.46%) Degree
2 124 (6.70%) Microsoft Certification
3 57 (3.08%) MCSE
4 34 (1.84%) Security Cleared
5 22 (1.19%) MCP
6 21 (1.14%) CCNA
6 21 (1.14%) Cisco Certification
7 16 (0.86%) Computer Science Degree
8 14 (0.76%) CISSP
9 12 (0.65%) ISTQB
10 10 (0.54%) CompTIA Security+
10 10 (0.54%) DV Cleared
10 10 (0.54%) GIAC
10 10 (0.54%) HNC
10 10 (0.54%) ISEB
10 10 (0.54%) Linux+ Certification
10 10 (0.54%) Network+ Certification
10 10 (0.54%) SANS
10 10 (0.54%) SSCP
11 9 (0.49%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (3.73%) QA
2 31 (1.68%) GDPR
2 31 (1.68%) SLA
3 25 (1.35%) Data Quality
4 11 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.32%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.16%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.054%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.054%) PMO
System Software
1 115 (6.22%) Active Directory
2 42 (2.27%) vSphere
3 37 (2.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 36 (1.95%) Hyper-V
5 33 (1.78%) Docker
6 17 (0.92%) XenApp
7 16 (0.86%) XenDesktop
8 15 (0.81%) Virtual Machines
9 14 (0.76%) Virtual Servers
10 12 (0.65%) VMware ESXi
11 6 (0.32%) Terminal Services
11 6 (0.32%) Xen
11 6 (0.32%) XenServer
12 5 (0.27%) VirtualBox
13 4 (0.22%) Oracle RAC
14 3 (0.16%) Corosync
14 3 (0.16%) Firmware
14 3 (0.16%) VMware NSX
15 2 (0.11%) BitLocker
16 1 (0.054%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 31 (1.68%) Puppet
2 25 (1.35%) SCCM
3 24 (1.30%) Opscode Chef
4 23 (1.24%) Ansible
5 19 (1.03%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 18 (0.97%) Kibana
7 13 (0.70%) Terraform
8 12 (0.65%) Backup Exec
9 11 (0.59%) Failover Clustering
9 11 (0.59%) SQL Sentry
10 10 (0.54%) Kubernetes
10 10 (0.54%) Salt
11 9 (0.49%) SCVMM
12 8 (0.43%) Microsoft Clustering
12 8 (0.43%) Nagios
12 8 (0.43%) WSUS
13 5 (0.27%) SCOM
14 4 (0.22%) Data Guard
14 4 (0.22%) Oracle RMAN
14 4 (0.22%) Rancher
Vendors
1 728 (39.35%) Microsoft
2 108 (5.84%) Oracle
3 95 (5.14%) Google
4 81 (4.38%) VMware
5 59 (3.19%) Facebook
6 45 (2.43%) Xamarin
7 43 (2.32%) Citrix
8 41 (2.22%) Tableau
9 29 (1.57%) Cisco
10 26 (1.41%) Twitter
11 23 (1.24%) SAP
12 22 (1.19%) New Relic
13 21 (1.14%) Cognos
14 17 (0.92%) Veeam
15 16 (0.86%) Apple
16 13 (0.70%) HP
16 13 (0.70%) Sony
16 13 (0.70%) Yahoo!
17 12 (0.65%) Red Hat
17 12 (0.65%) Sitecore