Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
England > North West
6 months to
17 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 8 5 4
Rank change year-on-year -3 -1 +1
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2315 2398 2676
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 18.11% 19.70% 20.46%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 53.54% 58.60% 58.38%
Number of salaries quoted 2065 2174 2445
North West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,500
90th Percentile £59,500 £55,000 £52,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +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 4324 4092 4584
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 33.83% 33.61% 35.05%
Number of salaries quoted 3648 3534 3913
North West median annual salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £58,525 £55,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +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 17 October 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 17 October 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 -3 1384 £42,500 +6.25% 112
Cheshire -2 507 £40,000 +14.29% 52
Lancashire +5 222 £35,000 - 27
Merseyside -1 192 £40,000 - 14
Cumbria -16 2 £50,750 +16.00%
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 1390 (60.04%) .NET
2 1247 (53.87%) C#
3 1101 (47.56%) SQL
4 981 (42.38%) ASP.NET
5 971 (41.94%) Agile Software Development
6 908 (39.22%) MVC
7 786 (33.95%) Microsoft
8 598 (25.83%) JavaScript
9 580 (25.05%) ASP.NET MVC
10 532 (22.98%) HTML
11 489 (21.12%) CSS
12 470 (20.30%) TDD
13 467 (20.17%) Business Intelligence
14 455 (19.65%) Finance
15 448 (19.35%) Windows
16 437 (18.88%) AngularJS
17 422 (18.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 415 (17.93%) .NET Framework
19 405 (17.49%) ASP.NET Web API
20 387 (16.72%) T-SQL
21 383 (16.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
22 364 (15.72%) jQuery
23 338 (14.60%) WCF
24 336 (14.51%) Web Services
25 325 (14.04%) Web Application Development
26 323 (13.95%) Microsoft Azure
27 297 (12.83%) Twitter Bootstrap
28 292 (12.61%) SQL Server 2014
29 289 (12.48%) ASP.NET MVC 5
30 279 (12.05%) Degree

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 96 (4.15%) SharePoint
2 81 (3.50%) CMS
3 69 (2.98%) Elasticsearch
4 62 (2.68%) IIS
5 52 (2.25%) Apache
6 51 (2.20%) MS Exchange
6 51 (2.20%) Umbraco
7 36 (1.56%) Sitecore CMS
8 34 (1.47%) Tomcat
9 27 (1.17%) Apache Spark
10 24 (1.04%) BizTalk Server
11 22 (0.95%) EPiServer
12 18 (0.78%) SAS
13 15 (0.65%) OpenEdge
14 13 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2010
15 12 (0.52%) Drupal
15 12 (0.52%) NServiceBus
15 12 (0.52%) OpenROAD
16 11 (0.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 11 (0.48%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 104 (4.49%) Microsoft Excel
2 32 (1.38%) Microsoft Office
3 11 (0.48%) SPSS
4 9 (0.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 8 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (0.22%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.17%) Fireworks
7 4 (0.17%) S-PLUS
7 4 (0.17%) Stata
8 1 (0.043%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 22 (0.95%) Dynamics NAV
2 21 (0.91%) Dynamics CRM
3 12 (0.52%) Magento
4 10 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
5 6 (0.26%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 6 (0.26%) Dynamics GP
5 6 (0.26%) SAP GRC
6 4 (0.17%) Cognos TM1
7 3 (0.13%) Epicor Tropos
8 2 (0.086%) HFM
8 2 (0.086%) Payment Gateway
8 2 (0.086%) SDL Web 8
8 2 (0.086%) Visualfiles
9 1 (0.043%) Cerner Millennium
9 1 (0.043%) Hyperion Planning
9 1 (0.043%) Oracle Applications
9 1 (0.043%) Oracle General Ledger
9 1 (0.043%) SAP Business One
9 1 (0.043%) SAP CRM
9 1 (0.043%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 323 (13.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 183 (7.90%) Amazon AWS
3 40 (1.73%) Office 365
4 33 (1.43%) Google Cloud Platform
5 31 (1.34%) Google Play
6 30 (1.30%) GitHub
7 23 (0.99%) SaaS
8 21 (0.91%) AWS CloudFormation
9 19 (0.82%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 14 (0.60%) OpenShift
11 9 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
12 8 (0.35%) PaaS
13 7 (0.30%) Dynamics 365
14 5 (0.22%) Azure Active Directory
14 5 (0.22%) Google Analytics
15 3 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
15 3 (0.13%) Amazon S3
15 3 (0.13%) CodePlex
15 3 (0.13%) Serverless
16 2 (0.086%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 61 (2.63%) Internet
2 32 (1.38%) Firewall
3 31 (1.34%) HTTP
3 31 (1.34%) SAN
4 29 (1.25%) WAN
5 25 (1.08%) LAN
5 25 (1.08%) TCP/IP
6 20 (0.86%) DNS
7 17 (0.73%) Broadband
8 15 (0.65%) Intranet
9 13 (0.56%) Network Security
10 12 (0.52%) VoIP
11 10 (0.43%) VPN
11 10 (0.43%) Wireless
12 8 (0.35%) AMQP
12 8 (0.35%) Ethernet
12 8 (0.35%) RS-232
12 8 (0.35%) SMS
13 7 (0.30%) DHCP
13 7 (0.30%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 422 (18.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 383 (16.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 292 (12.61%) SQL Server 2014
4 276 (11.92%) Data Warehouse
5 275 (11.88%) SQL Server 2016
6 253 (10.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 226 (9.76%) SQL Server 2008
8 165 (7.13%) SQL Server 2012
9 162 (7.00%) MongoDB
10 155 (6.70%) NoSQL
11 148 (6.39%) MySQL
12 139 (6.00%) Relational Database
13 90 (3.89%) Power BI
14 86 (3.71%) Big Data
15 80 (3.46%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 72 (3.11%) Hadoop
17 66 (2.85%) PostgreSQL
18 57 (2.46%) RDBMS
19 52 (2.25%) SQL Server 2005
20 40 (1.73%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 256 (11.06%) Git (software)
2 232 (10.02%) Visual Studio
3 132 (5.70%) Team Foundation Server
4 111 (4.79%) TeamCity
5 96 (4.15%) Subversion
6 95 (4.10%) JIRA
7 83 (3.59%) Jenkins
8 82 (3.54%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 60 (2.59%) Selenium
10 53 (2.29%) NUnit
11 45 (1.94%) MSTest
12 32 (1.38%) Bitbucket
13 24 (1.04%) SonarQube
14 21 (0.91%) SpecFlow
15 20 (0.86%) JUnit
15 20 (0.86%) Octopus Deploy
16 18 (0.78%) ReSharper
17 17 (0.73%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 17 (0.73%) Gradle
18 16 (0.69%) CruiseControl
General
1 455 (19.65%) Finance
2 125 (5.40%) Marketing
3 123 (5.31%) Games
4 101 (4.36%) Retail
5 93 (4.02%) Manufacturing
6 72 (3.11%) Advertising
7 70 (3.02%) Telecoms
8 53 (2.29%) Legal
9 48 (2.07%) Law
10 42 (1.81%) Electronics
11 38 (1.64%) Banking
12 19 (0.82%) Music Industry
13 17 (0.73%) Back Office
14 10 (0.43%) Automotive
15 9 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
16 5 (0.22%) Billing
17 3 (0.13%) Investment Banking
18 1 (0.043%) Aerospace
18 1 (0.043%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1514 (65.40%) Developer
2 869 (37.54%) .NET Developer
3 473 (20.43%) C# Developer
4 390 (16.85%) C# .NET Developer
5 278 (12.01%) SQL Developer
6 230 (9.94%) ASP.NET Developer
7 208 (8.98%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 158 (6.83%) Analyst
9 155 (6.70%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 140 (6.05%) Software Developer
11 138 (5.96%) SQL Server Developer
12 135 (5.83%) Senior Developer
13 123 (5.31%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
14 115 (4.97%) DBA
15 93 (4.02%) .NET Software Developer
16 90 (3.89%) SQL BI Developer
17 76 (3.28%) Architect
18 75 (3.24%) Junior
19 72 (3.11%) C# Software Developer
19 72 (3.11%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1390 (60.04%) .NET
2 981 (42.38%) ASP.NET
3 580 (25.05%) ASP.NET MVC
4 532 (22.98%) HTML
5 489 (21.12%) CSS
6 437 (18.88%) AngularJS
7 415 (17.93%) .NET Framework
8 405 (17.49%) ASP.NET Web API
9 364 (15.72%) jQuery
10 338 (14.60%) WCF
11 336 (14.51%) Web Services
12 297 (12.83%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 289 (12.48%) ASP.NET MVC 5
14 276 (11.92%) RESTful
15 248 (10.71%) Entity Framework
16 219 (9.46%) Node.js
17 214 (9.24%) HTML5
18 200 (8.64%) XML
19 183 (7.90%) KnockoutJS
20 151 (6.52%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 170 (7.34%) Analytical Skills
2 148 (6.39%) Computer Science
3 92 (3.97%) Greenfield Project
4 88 (3.80%) iPad
5 80 (3.46%) Mobile App
6 69 (2.98%) Fintech
7 51 (2.20%) Replication
8 49 (2.12%) Management Information System
9 47 (2.03%) User Experience
10 44 (1.90%) Enterprise Software
11 38 (1.64%) Public Cloud
12 37 (1.60%) N-Tier
13 33 (1.43%) Life Science
14 31 (1.34%) iPhone
15 30 (1.30%) Data Structures
16 28 (1.21%) Clustering
17 23 (0.99%) NHS
17 23 (0.99%) Social Network
18 20 (0.86%) Driving Licence
19 16 (0.69%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 448 (19.35%) Windows
2 150 (6.48%) Linux
3 102 (4.41%) Windows Server
4 97 (4.19%) Unix
5 65 (2.81%) Android
6 63 (2.72%) Windows Server 2012
7 46 (1.99%) Windows Server 2008
8 22 (0.95%) Apple iOS
9 17 (0.73%) CentOS
9 17 (0.73%) Windows 7
10 15 (0.65%) Windows Server 2003
11 13 (0.56%) Ubuntu
12 12 (0.52%) AIX
13 11 (0.48%) Debian
13 11 (0.48%) Mac OS
14 9 (0.39%) SUSE
15 8 (0.35%) Windows 10
15 8 (0.35%) Windows Embedded Compact
16 5 (0.22%) Solaris
17 4 (0.17%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 971 (41.94%) Agile Software Development
2 908 (39.22%) MVC
3 470 (20.30%) TDD
4 467 (20.17%) Business Intelligence
5 325 (14.04%) Web Application Development
6 250 (10.80%) BDD
7 246 (10.63%) Scrum
8 236 (10.19%) Web Development
9 190 (8.21%) Dependency Injection
10 185 (7.99%) ETL
11 172 (7.43%) Continuous Integration
12 165 (7.13%) OO
13 155 (6.70%) SDLC
14 154 (6.65%) Software Engineering
15 131 (5.66%) Test Automation
16 124 (5.36%) Unit Testing
17 120 (5.18%) Analytics
18 118 (5.10%) DevOps
19 114 (4.92%) ITIL
20 111 (4.79%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 1247 (53.87%) C#
2 1101 (47.56%) SQL
3 598 (25.83%) JavaScript
4 387 (16.72%) T-SQL
5 177 (7.65%) Ruby
6 153 (6.61%) VB.NET
7 139 (6.00%) Java
8 96 (4.15%) Python
9 85 (3.67%) C++
10 73 (3.15%) VB
11 63 (2.72%) PowerShell
12 61 (2.63%) VBA
13 55 (2.38%) F#
14 54 (2.33%) Shell Script
15 51 (2.20%) TypeScript
16 49 (2.12%) C
17 42 (1.81%) Go
18 34 (1.47%) PHP
19 26 (1.12%) Bash Shell
20 24 (1.04%) XPath
Qualifications
1 279 (12.05%) Degree
2 68 (2.94%) Computer Science Degree
3 57 (2.46%) Microsoft Certification
4 19 (0.82%) Master's Degree
5 15 (0.65%) ISEB
6 14 (0.60%) MCP
6 14 (0.60%) Security Cleared
7 13 (0.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 13 (0.56%) MCSA
8 12 (0.52%) MCPD
8 12 (0.52%) MCSD
9 11 (0.48%) MCSE
10 10 (0.43%) CCNA
10 10 (0.43%) Cisco Certification
10 10 (0.43%) PhD
11 8 (0.35%) DV Cleared
11 8 (0.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 6 (0.26%) SC Cleared
12 6 (0.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 5 (0.22%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (2.94%) QA
2 47 (2.03%) Data Quality
3 36 (1.56%) SLA
4 14 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 12 (0.52%) ISO 9000
6 7 (0.30%) PCI DSS
7 5 (0.22%) WAI
8 4 (0.17%) HIPAA
8 4 (0.17%) ISO 9001
9 3 (0.13%) PMO
10 2 (0.086%) GDPR
11 1 (0.043%) GMP
System Software
1 106 (4.58%) Active Directory
2 47 (2.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (1.43%) Hyper-V
4 16 (0.69%) Docker
4 16 (0.69%) vSphere
5 7 (0.30%) Oracle RAC
5 7 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (0.26%) Samba
7 4 (0.17%) VMware NSX
8 3 (0.13%) XenApp
9 2 (0.086%) KVM
9 2 (0.086%) NDS
9 2 (0.086%) NetIQ eDirectory
9 2 (0.086%) Shibboleth
9 2 (0.086%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.086%) Xen
9 2 (0.086%) XenServer
10 1 (0.043%) Firmware
10 1 (0.043%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.043%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 66 (2.85%) Puppet
2 65 (2.81%) Opscode Chef
3 60 (2.59%) Kibana
4 50 (2.16%) Ansible
5 27 (1.17%) WSUS
6 26 (1.12%) Business Desktop Deployment
7 23 (0.99%) Mesos
8 18 (0.78%) ZABBIX
9 15 (0.65%) Ganglia
10 14 (0.60%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 11 (0.48%) Ambari
11 11 (0.48%) SCOM
12 9 (0.39%) EMC NetWorker
12 9 (0.39%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 8 (0.35%) Failover Clustering
13 8 (0.35%) Perfmon
13 8 (0.35%) SCCM
14 7 (0.30%) CA Wily
15 6 (0.26%) BladeLogic
16 5 (0.22%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 786 (33.95%) Microsoft
2 201 (8.68%) Oracle
3 119 (5.14%) Google
4 85 (3.67%) Tableau
5 72 (3.11%) SAP
6 66 (2.85%) VMware
7 63 (2.72%) Facebook
8 44 (1.90%) Sitecore
9 37 (1.60%) Cisco
9 37 (1.60%) Cognos
10 26 (1.12%) Xamarin
11 25 (1.08%) Teradata
12 21 (0.91%) HP
13 18 (0.78%) Twitter
14 17 (0.73%) IBM
15 16 (0.69%) Apple
16 15 (0.65%) Citrix
16 15 (0.65%) Sony
16 15 (0.65%) Yahoo!
17 12 (0.52%) Actian