Period
to 22 January 2020

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 22 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
England > North West
6 months to
22 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 11 9 9
Rank change year-on-year -2 0 -4
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 1,120 1,668 2,121
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 12.68% 15.70% 16.73%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 44.87% 52.60% 51.42%
Number of salaries quoted 933 1,498 1,875
North West median annual salary £44,000 £45,000 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.22% +9.76% +2.50%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £67,500 £61,250
England median annual salary £49,362 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.92% +5.56% -

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 2,496 3,171 4,125
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 28.26% 29.85% 32.54%
Number of salaries quoted 1,994 2,725 3,459
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £30,000 £30,000 £27,700
90th Percentile £67,500 £70,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%

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 22 January 2020.

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 22 January 2020. 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 -7 571 £45,000 -5.26% 168
Cheshire -4 325 £45,000 +5.88% 90
Lancashire -2 106 £40,000 +6.67% 37
Merseyside +2 96 £42,500 +6.25% 30
Cumbria -6 18 £35,000 - 5
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 22 January 2020, 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.

1 615 (54.91%) C#
2 602 (53.75%) .NET
3 528 (47.14%) SQL
4 459 (40.98%) Microsoft
5 428 (38.21%) Agile Software Development
6 383 (34.20%) ASP.NET
7 339 (30.27%) MVC
8 303 (27.05%) Azure
9 282 (25.18%) JavaScript
10 253 (22.59%) HTML
11 230 (20.54%) CSS
12 217 (19.38%) ASP.NET MVC
13 206 (18.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 191 (17.05%) Business Intelligence
15 182 (16.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 179 (15.98%) .NET Framework
17 178 (15.89%) T-SQL
18 173 (15.45%) AngularJS
19 167 (14.91%) Windows
20 162 (14.46%) Data Warehouse
21 152 (13.57%) Finance
22 135 (12.05%) ASP.NET Web API
23 133 (11.88%) Git (software)
24 130 (11.61%) Problem-Solving
25 128 (11.43%) .NET Core
26 126 (11.25%) DevOps
27 120 (10.71%) ETL
28 114 (10.18%) jQuery
29 110 (9.82%) Web Services
30 107 (9.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services

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 43 (3.84%) IIS
2 34 (3.04%) MS Exchange
2 34 (3.04%) SharePoint
3 28 (2.50%) CMS
4 18 (1.61%) Apache Spark
5 17 (1.52%) Umbraco
6 12 (1.07%) Apache
6 12 (1.07%) Confluence
6 12 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2010
7 7 (0.63%) BizTalk Server
7 7 (0.63%) Elasticsearch
7 7 (0.63%) Kentico
7 7 (0.63%) SAS
8 6 (0.54%) EPiServer
9 5 (0.45%) Skype for Business
9 5 (0.45%) Tomcat
10 4 (0.36%) Apache Solr
10 4 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2013
11 3 (0.27%) Mule
11 3 (0.27%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 31 (2.77%) Microsoft Office
2 26 (2.32%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (0.63%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.54%) Chatbot
4 6 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.27%) CATIA
5 3 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.089%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 32 (2.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (1.16%) Oracle EBS
3 11 (0.98%) Payment Gateway
4 10 (0.89%) Dynamics NAV
5 8 (0.71%) Dynamics AX
6 7 (0.63%) Elite 3E
7 5 (0.45%) SAP S/4HANA
8 3 (0.27%) Magento
8 3 (0.27%) SAP Hybris
9 2 (0.18%) SAP ERP
9 2 (0.18%) SAP MDM
10 1 (0.089%) Aareon QL
10 1 (0.089%) Dynamics GP
10 1 (0.089%) FastStats
10 1 (0.089%) Infor M3
10 1 (0.089%) Sage 200
10 1 (0.089%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 303 (27.05%) Azure
2 102 (9.11%) Power Platform
3 85 (7.59%) AWS
4 35 (3.13%) Office 365
5 24 (2.14%) Dynamics 365
6 22 (1.96%) SaaS
7 18 (1.61%) Cloud Computing
8 17 (1.52%) IaaS
9 15 (1.34%) PaaS
10 14 (1.25%) GCP
11 11 (0.98%) Azure Active Directory
12 10 (0.89%) Amazon CloudSearch
12 10 (0.89%) Amazon EC2
13 8 (0.71%) Azure Data Factory
13 8 (0.71%) GitHub
14 7 (0.63%) Serverless
15 5 (0.45%) Amazon Kinesis
16 4 (0.36%) AWS Lambda
16 4 (0.36%) Azure Machine Learning
16 4 (0.36%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 37 (3.30%) Firewall
2 30 (2.68%) SAN
3 28 (2.50%) DHCP
4 26 (2.32%) DNS
5 20 (1.79%) Internet
6 15 (1.34%) VoIP
7 11 (0.98%) TCP/IP
7 11 (0.98%) Wireless
8 10 (0.89%) IP Telephony
9 9 (0.80%) LAN
9 9 (0.80%) Skype
10 8 (0.71%) WAN
11 5 (0.45%) iSCSI
11 5 (0.45%) NAS
11 5 (0.45%) Remote Desktop
12 4 (0.36%) ATM
12 4 (0.36%) Intranet
12 4 (0.36%) PBX
12 4 (0.36%) Unified Communications
13 3 (0.27%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 206 (18.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 182 (16.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 162 (14.46%) Data Warehouse
4 107 (9.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 101 (9.02%) Power BI
6 79 (7.05%) Relational Database
7 73 (6.52%) SQL Server 2008
8 69 (6.16%) SQL Server 2016
9 58 (5.18%) SQL Server 2014
10 57 (5.09%) SQL Server 2012
11 50 (4.46%) MongoDB
12 40 (3.57%) BusinessObjects
13 37 (3.30%) NoSQL
14 35 (3.13%) Oracle Database
15 30 (2.68%) MySQL
16 27 (2.41%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 23 (2.05%) Big Data
18 22 (1.96%) PostgreSQL
18 22 (1.96%) SSDT
19 19 (1.70%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 133 (11.88%) Git (software)
2 89 (7.95%) Visual Studio
3 68 (6.07%) JIRA
4 67 (5.98%) Team Foundation Server
5 38 (3.39%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 25 (2.23%) TeamCity
7 22 (1.96%) Jenkins
7 22 (1.96%) Octopus Deploy
8 21 (1.88%) Oracle APEX
9 18 (1.61%) IBM UrbanCode
9 18 (1.61%) Selenium
10 11 (0.98%) Postman
11 10 (0.89%) SoapUI
12 9 (0.80%) Bitbucket
13 8 (0.71%) NUnit
14 7 (0.63%) Artifactory
14 7 (0.63%) Mercurial
15 6 (0.54%) Cucumber
15 6 (0.54%) SpecFlow
15 6 (0.54%) WebDriver
General
1 152 (13.57%) Finance
2 73 (6.52%) Retail
3 51 (4.55%) Manufacturing
4 36 (3.21%) Marketing
5 29 (2.59%) Legal
6 24 (2.14%) Banking
7 22 (1.96%) Law
8 20 (1.79%) Public Sector
9 13 (1.16%) Automotive
9 13 (1.16%) Financial Institution
10 10 (0.89%) Advertising
10 10 (0.89%) Games
11 8 (0.71%) Housing Association
12 6 (0.54%) Electronics
13 5 (0.45%) Billing
14 4 (0.36%) Aerospace
15 3 (0.27%) Back Office
15 3 (0.27%) German Language
15 3 (0.27%) Military
15 3 (0.27%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 682 (60.89%) Developer
2 291 (25.98%) C# Developer
3 214 (19.11%) .NET Developer
4 122 (10.89%) Software Developer
5 116 (10.36%) C# .NET Developer
6 114 (10.18%) Senior Developer
7 91 (8.13%) Analyst
8 83 (7.41%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 72 (6.43%) Lead Developer
10 61 (5.45%) SQL Developer
11 60 (5.36%) DBA
12 52 (4.64%) Administrator
12 52 (4.64%) C# Programmer
12 52 (4.64%) Programmer
13 47 (4.20%) SQL DBA
14 44 (3.93%) Technical Leader
15 43 (3.84%) Architect
16 40 (3.57%) Senior C# Developer
17 38 (3.39%) Lead C# Developer
18 37 (3.30%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 602 (53.75%) .NET
2 383 (34.20%) ASP.NET
3 253 (22.59%) HTML
4 230 (20.54%) CSS
5 217 (19.38%) ASP.NET MVC
6 179 (15.98%) .NET Framework
7 173 (15.45%) AngularJS
8 135 (12.05%) ASP.NET Web API
9 128 (11.43%) .NET Core
10 114 (10.18%) jQuery
11 110 (9.82%) Web Services
12 97 (8.66%) Entity Framework
13 85 (7.59%) HTML5
14 80 (7.14%) XML
15 78 (6.96%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 70 (6.25%) RESTful
17 66 (5.89%) React
18 65 (5.80%) WCF
19 59 (5.27%) CSS3
20 55 (4.91%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 102 (9.11%) Greenfield Project
2 96 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
3 55 (4.91%) Self-Motivation
4 39 (3.48%) User Experience
5 30 (2.68%) Clustering
5 30 (2.68%) Enterprise Software
6 26 (2.32%) NHS
7 24 (2.14%) Mobile App
8 19 (1.70%) Data Centre
9 15 (1.34%) Replication
10 14 (1.25%) Private Cloud
11 13 (1.16%) Management Information System
12 8 (0.71%) EPoS
12 8 (0.71%) Life Science
12 8 (0.71%) N-Tier
13 5 (0.45%) PKI
14 4 (0.36%) Data Structures
14 4 (0.36%) Mainframe
15 3 (0.27%) Contactless
15 3 (0.27%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 167 (14.91%) Windows
2 58 (5.18%) Windows Server
3 52 (4.64%) Linux
4 28 (2.50%) Android
5 25 (2.23%) Apple iOS
6 23 (2.05%) Unix
6 23 (2.05%) Windows Server 2012
7 22 (1.96%) Windows Server 2008
8 13 (1.16%) VMS
9 11 (0.98%) Oracle Linux
10 8 (0.71%) Windows 7
11 4 (0.36%) SUSE
11 4 (0.36%) VME
11 4 (0.36%) Windows 8
12 3 (0.27%) Mac OS
12 3 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (0.27%) Windows 10
13 2 (0.18%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 2 (0.18%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.089%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 428 (38.21%) Agile Software Development
2 339 (30.27%) MVC
3 191 (17.05%) Business Intelligence
4 130 (11.61%) Problem-Solving
5 126 (11.25%) DevOps
6 120 (10.71%) ETL
7 106 (9.46%) TDD
8 104 (9.29%) Scrum
9 91 (8.13%) Software Engineering
10 83 (7.41%) Web Development
11 81 (7.23%) Migration
12 80 (7.14%) SDLC
13 73 (6.52%) E-Commerce
14 70 (6.25%) Microservices
15 63 (5.63%) CRM
16 62 (5.54%) Analytics
17 61 (5.45%) OO
18 57 (5.09%) Unit Testing
19 56 (5.00%) Performance Tuning
20 49 (4.38%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 615 (54.91%) C#
2 528 (47.14%) SQL
3 282 (25.18%) JavaScript
4 178 (15.89%) T-SQL
5 61 (5.45%) VB.NET
6 47 (4.20%) Python
7 44 (3.93%) VB
8 43 (3.84%) VBA
9 39 (3.48%) PHP
10 38 (3.39%) PowerShell
10 38 (3.39%) TypeScript
11 30 (2.68%) Java
11 30 (2.68%) PL/SQL
12 24 (2.14%) VB6
13 19 (1.70%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 11 (0.98%) Ruby
14 11 (0.98%) Shell Script
15 10 (0.89%) XAML
16 7 (0.63%) C++
16 7 (0.63%) XPath
Qualifications
1 86 (7.68%) Degree
2 55 (4.91%) Microsoft Certification
3 16 (1.43%) MCSA
4 15 (1.34%) MCTS
4 15 (1.34%) Oracle Certification
5 12 (1.07%) MCSD
6 11 (0.98%) CIW
6 11 (0.98%) MCSE
7 10 (0.89%) CCNA
7 10 (0.89%) Cisco Certification
7 10 (0.89%) ISTQB
7 10 (0.89%) Master's Degree
7 10 (0.89%) TOGAF Certification
8 9 (0.80%) SC Cleared
8 9 (0.80%) Security Cleared
9 7 (0.63%) Computer Science Degree
9 7 (0.63%) OCA
9 7 (0.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 5 (0.45%) ISEB
10 5 (0.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (4.20%) QA
2 44 (3.93%) GDPR
3 29 (2.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (0.80%) SLA
5 8 (0.71%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.36%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.089%) DICOM
7 1 (0.089%) HL7
7 1 (0.089%) PA-DSS
7 1 (0.089%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.089%) WCAG
System Software
1 72 (6.43%) Active Directory
2 46 (4.11%) Docker
2 46 (4.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (2.77%) Hyper-V
4 18 (1.61%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 10 (0.89%) VMware ESXi
5 10 (0.89%) vSphere
6 4 (0.36%) Firmware
6 4 (0.36%) Oracle RAC
7 3 (0.27%) XenApp
7 3 (0.27%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.18%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 2 (0.18%) KVM
8 2 (0.18%) VirtualBox
8 2 (0.18%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 18 (1.61%) Tivoli
2 15 (1.34%) Kubernetes
3 13 (1.16%) Puppet
4 12 (1.07%) Microsoft Clustering
5 11 (0.98%) Ansible
6 10 (0.89%) Terraform
7 9 (0.80%) Failover Clustering
8 7 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
9 6 (0.54%) HP ALM
10 5 (0.45%) WSUS
11 4 (0.36%) Microsoft Intune
11 4 (0.36%) SCCM
12 3 (0.27%) Backup Exec
12 3 (0.27%) Norton AntiVirus
12 3 (0.27%) Pacemaker
12 3 (0.27%) ZABBIX
13 2 (0.18%) HP Quality Center
13 2 (0.18%) Salt
13 2 (0.18%) vCenter Server
14 1 (0.089%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 459 (40.98%) Microsoft
2 95 (8.48%) Oracle
3 80 (7.14%) VMware
4 72 (6.43%) Xamarin
5 44 (3.93%) Tableau
6 33 (2.95%) IBM
7 21 (1.88%) SAP
8 18 (1.61%) Google
9 17 (1.52%) Cisco
9 17 (1.52%) Cognos
10 16 (1.43%) Citrix
11 14 (1.25%) Informatica
11 14 (1.25%) Intapp
11 14 (1.25%) Salesforce.com
12 13 (1.16%) Sitecore
12 13 (1.16%) WorldPay
13 11 (0.98%) HP
14 9 (0.80%) Veeam
14 9 (0.80%) webMethods
15 7 (0.63%) SnapLogic