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 June 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 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 8 7 4
Rank change year-on-year -1 -3  
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 1285 1033 1337
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 18.77% 18.42% 21.16%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 53.50% 58.23% 59.08%
Number of salaries quoted 1164 949 1231
Median salary £40,000 £39,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.26% -1.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,250 £26,250
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £51,250
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 2402 1774 2263
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 35.08% 31.63% 35.81%
Number of salaries quoted 4770 3586 4793
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £53,750 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

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 3 months to 28 June 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 June 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 -2 782 £40,000 - 126
Cheshire -2 279 £40,000 +14.28% 47
Merseyside -1 113 £40,000 - 17
Lancashire +5 104 £35,000 +7.69% 27
Cumbria -6 2 £30,750 -31.66%
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 1580 (62.23%) .NET
2 1466 (57.74%) C#
3 1364 (53.72%) SQL
4 1099 (43.28%) ASP.NET
5 1011 (39.82%) MVC
6 1009 (39.74%) Agile Software Development
7 891 (35.09%) Microsoft
8 682 (26.86%) JavaScript
9 658 (25.92%) ASP.NET MVC
10 630 (24.81%) HTML
11 565 (22.25%) CSS
12 521 (20.52%) TDD
13 499 (19.65%) jQuery
14 492 (19.38%) AngularJS
15 476 (18.75%) Finance
16 474 (18.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 470 (18.51%) T-SQL
18 466 (18.35%) Windows
19 452 (17.80%) Business Intelligence
20 441 (17.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
21 420 (16.54%) ASP.NET Web API
22 407 (16.03%) Web Services
23 396 (15.60%) .NET Framework
24 368 (14.49%) SQL Server 2014
25 341 (13.43%) Web Application Development
26 321 (12.64%) Microsoft Azure
26 321 (12.64%) Twitter Bootstrap
27 319 (12.56%) WCF
28 315 (12.41%) Data Warehouse
29 296 (11.66%) Web Development

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
1 105 (4.14%) CMS
2 87 (3.43%) SharePoint
3 77 (3.03%) Umbraco
4 73 (2.88%) IIS
5 57 (2.24%) Elasticsearch
5 57 (2.24%) Sitecore CMS
6 54 (2.13%) MS Exchange
7 40 (1.58%) Tomcat
8 29 (1.14%) Apache Spark
9 27 (1.06%) EPiServer
10 24 (0.95%) OpenEdge
11 22 (0.87%) Drupal
12 20 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2013
13 18 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2010
14 17 (0.67%) Apache
14 17 (0.67%) NServiceBus
15 16 (0.63%) Sitefinity
16 15 (0.59%) JBoss
16 15 (0.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 15 (0.59%) SAS
Applications
1 109 (4.29%) Microsoft Excel
2 50 (1.97%) Microsoft Office
3 14 (0.55%) MS Visio
4 10 (0.39%) Photoshop
5 9 (0.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 8 (0.32%) Fireworks
7 6 (0.24%) SPSS
8 4 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
9 3 (0.12%) S-PLUS
9 3 (0.12%) Stata
10 1 (0.039%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.039%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 37 (1.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 34 (1.34%) Dynamics CRM
3 27 (1.06%) Dynamics NAV
4 12 (0.47%) Magento
5 11 (0.43%) Visualfiles
6 7 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
7 6 (0.24%) Sage 200
8 5 (0.20%) SAP Business One
9 4 (0.16%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 3 (0.12%) FastStats
10 3 (0.12%) Shopify
11 2 (0.079%) Cognos TM1
11 2 (0.079%) HFM
11 2 (0.079%) Infor CRM
11 2 (0.079%) OpenCart
11 2 (0.079%) Oracle 11i
11 2 (0.079%) Oracle EBS R12
11 2 (0.079%) Oracle ERP
12 1 (0.039%) SAP CRM
12 1 (0.039%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 321 (12.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 186 (7.33%) Amazon AWS
3 51 (2.01%) SaaS
4 48 (1.89%) Google Cloud Platform
5 40 (1.58%) Office 365
6 37 (1.46%) Google Play
7 26 (1.02%) GitHub
8 21 (0.83%) PaaS
9 11 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
9 11 (0.43%) Google Analytics
10 10 (0.39%) IaaS
11 6 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
11 6 (0.24%) Amazon S3
12 4 (0.16%) AWS CloudFormation
13 3 (0.12%) Azure Active Directory
13 3 (0.12%) CodePlex
13 3 (0.12%) Dynamics 365
14 2 (0.079%) Azure Data Factory
14 2 (0.079%) OpenShift
15 1 (0.039%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 80 (3.15%) Internet
2 55 (2.17%) HTTP
3 51 (2.01%) Firewall
4 43 (1.69%) WAN
5 37 (1.46%) LAN
5 37 (1.46%) TCP/IP
6 29 (1.14%) SAN
7 23 (0.91%) Broadband
8 22 (0.87%) DNS
9 21 (0.83%) VoIP
10 20 (0.79%) Ethernet
11 17 (0.67%) RS-232
12 16 (0.63%) FTP
13 15 (0.59%) Network Security
14 12 (0.47%) Intranet
14 12 (0.47%) VLAN
14 12 (0.47%) Wireless
15 11 (0.43%) Cisco ASA
15 11 (0.43%) VPN
16 9 (0.35%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 474 (18.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 441 (17.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 368 (14.49%) SQL Server 2014
4 315 (12.41%) Data Warehouse
5 289 (11.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 276 (10.87%) SQL Server 2008
7 220 (8.66%) SQL Server 2016
8 172 (6.77%) SQL Server 2012
9 162 (6.38%) MySQL
10 148 (5.83%) Relational Database
11 135 (5.32%) MongoDB
12 133 (5.24%) NoSQL
13 84 (3.31%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 80 (3.15%) Big Data
15 70 (2.76%) Hadoop
16 69 (2.72%) Power BI
17 68 (2.68%) SQL Server 2005
18 65 (2.56%) PostgreSQL
19 59 (2.32%) RDBMS
20 43 (1.69%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 230 (9.06%) Visual Studio
2 194 (7.64%) Git (software)
3 114 (4.49%) Team Foundation Server
4 102 (4.02%) NUnit
5 82 (3.23%) Subversion
6 79 (3.11%) TeamCity
7 71 (2.80%) MSTest
8 69 (2.72%) JIRA
9 63 (2.48%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 61 (2.40%) Selenium
11 33 (1.30%) Moq
12 28 (1.10%) JUnit
13 27 (1.06%) Jenkins
14 25 (0.98%) SpecFlow
15 22 (0.87%) Octopus Deploy
16 21 (0.83%) Rhino Mocks
17 19 (0.75%) NuGet
18 17 (0.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 17 (0.67%) Maven
18 17 (0.67%) WiX
General
1 476 (18.75%) Finance
2 139 (5.47%) Marketing
3 114 (4.49%) Retail
4 111 (4.37%) Games
5 77 (3.03%) Legal
6 72 (2.84%) Manufacturing
7 69 (2.72%) Telecoms
8 51 (2.01%) Advertising
9 48 (1.89%) Law
10 42 (1.65%) Banking
11 38 (1.50%) Electronics
12 19 (0.75%) Back Office
13 10 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
14 8 (0.32%) Music Industry
15 7 (0.28%) Automotive
16 5 (0.20%) Billing
16 5 (0.20%) Investment Banking
17 4 (0.16%) Local Government
18 3 (0.12%) Financial Institution
19 1 (0.039%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 1729 (68.10%) Developer
2 975 (38.40%) .NET Developer
3 580 (22.84%) C# Developer
4 466 (18.35%) C# .NET Developer
5 338 (13.31%) SQL Developer
6 306 (12.05%) ASP.NET Developer
7 253 (9.96%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 209 (8.23%) Senior Developer
9 188 (7.40%) Software Developer
10 185 (7.29%) SQL Server Developer
11 157 (6.18%) Analyst
12 146 (5.75%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
13 133 (5.24%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 133 (5.24%) DBA
14 121 (4.77%) Junior
15 115 (4.53%) .NET Software Developer
16 110 (4.33%) Web Developer
17 107 (4.21%) Junior Developer
18 104 (4.10%) SQL DBA
19 103 (4.06%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1580 (62.23%) .NET
2 1099 (43.28%) ASP.NET
3 658 (25.92%) ASP.NET MVC
4 630 (24.81%) HTML
5 565 (22.25%) CSS
6 499 (19.65%) jQuery
7 492 (19.38%) AngularJS
8 420 (16.54%) ASP.NET Web API
9 407 (16.03%) Web Services
10 396 (15.60%) .NET Framework
11 321 (12.64%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 319 (12.56%) WCF
13 274 (10.79%) ASP.NET MVC 5
14 270 (10.63%) Entity Framework
15 265 (10.44%) RESTful
16 239 (9.41%) HTML5
17 213 (8.39%) XML
18 201 (7.92%) Node.js
19 185 (7.29%) KnockoutJS
20 182 (7.17%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 175 (6.89%) iPad
2 158 (6.22%) Analytical Skills
3 134 (5.28%) Greenfield Project
4 121 (4.77%) Computer Science
4 121 (4.77%) Mobile App
5 82 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
6 73 (2.88%) Clustering
7 63 (2.48%) Replication
8 58 (2.28%) User Experience
9 56 (2.21%) N-Tier
10 42 (1.65%) Management Information System
11 37 (1.46%) iPhone
12 35 (1.38%) Public Cloud
13 33 (1.30%) Fintech
14 31 (1.22%) Data Centre
14 31 (1.22%) Data Structures
15 27 (1.06%) Digital TV
16 24 (0.95%) Driving Licence
16 24 (0.95%) Social Network
17 21 (0.83%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 466 (18.35%) Windows
2 140 (5.51%) Linux
3 125 (4.92%) Windows Server
4 102 (4.02%) Android
5 86 (3.39%) Unix
6 72 (2.84%) Windows Server 2012
7 64 (2.52%) Windows Server 2008
8 47 (1.85%) Apple iOS
9 27 (1.06%) AIX
10 21 (0.83%) Mac OS
11 19 (0.75%) Windows Server 2003
12 18 (0.71%) Windows Embedded Compact
13 13 (0.51%) CentOS
13 13 (0.51%) Solaris
14 10 (0.39%) Windows 7
15 8 (0.32%) Windows XP
16 7 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 6 (0.24%) Debian
17 6 (0.24%) HPUX
18 5 (0.20%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1011 (39.82%) MVC
2 1009 (39.74%) Agile Software Development
3 521 (20.52%) TDD
4 452 (17.80%) Business Intelligence
5 341 (13.43%) Web Application Development
6 296 (11.66%) Web Development
7 279 (10.99%) Scrum
8 237 (9.33%) BDD
9 234 (9.22%) OO
10 216 (8.51%) ETL
11 204 (8.03%) Dependency Injection
12 189 (7.44%) Software Engineering
13 183 (7.21%) Continuous Integration
13 183 (7.21%) SDLC
14 170 (6.70%) Unit Testing
15 161 (6.34%) E-Commerce
16 150 (5.91%) Kanban
17 122 (4.81%) Multithreading
18 109 (4.29%) MVVM
19 106 (4.17%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 1466 (57.74%) C#
2 1364 (53.72%) SQL
3 682 (26.86%) JavaScript
4 470 (18.51%) T-SQL
5 201 (7.92%) VB.NET
6 174 (6.85%) Java
7 148 (5.83%) Ruby
8 107 (4.21%) VB
9 94 (3.70%) C++
10 66 (2.60%) PowerShell
11 64 (2.52%) Python
12 61 (2.40%) Shell Script
13 52 (2.05%) F#
14 46 (1.81%) TypeScript
15 45 (1.77%) PHP
16 44 (1.73%) VBA
17 40 (1.58%) Go
18 36 (1.42%) C
19 21 (0.83%) XAML
20 19 (0.75%) R
Qualifications
1 266 (10.48%) Degree
2 64 (2.52%) Microsoft Certification
3 58 (2.28%) Computer Science Degree
4 31 (1.22%) Security Cleared
5 30 (1.18%) Cisco Certification
6 25 (0.98%) SC Cleared
7 24 (0.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 23 (0.91%) CCNA
9 14 (0.55%) MCSE
10 13 (0.51%) MCITP
10 13 (0.51%) MCSA
11 11 (0.43%) NCDA
12 8 (0.32%) PMI Certification
13 7 (0.28%) CCNP
13 7 (0.28%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 6 (0.24%) MCP
15 5 (0.20%) CCSE
16 4 (0.16%) ISEB
16 4 (0.16%) ISTQB
16 4 (0.16%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (2.17%) QA
2 47 (1.85%) Data Quality
3 21 (0.83%) SLA
4 19 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 15 (0.59%) PCI DSS
6 11 (0.43%) ISO 9000
7 8 (0.32%) ISO 9001
8 7 (0.28%) WAI
9 3 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials
9 3 (0.12%) HIPAA
10 1 (0.039%) HL7
System Software
1 126 (4.96%) Active Directory
2 51 (2.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 45 (1.77%) Hyper-V
4 36 (1.42%) vSphere
5 13 (0.51%) Docker
6 10 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (0.28%) XenApp
8 6 (0.24%) KVM
8 6 (0.24%) Oracle RAC
9 4 (0.16%) Samba
9 4 (0.16%) Varnish
9 4 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
9 4 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
10 3 (0.12%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 3 (0.12%) XenDesktop
10 3 (0.12%) XenServer
11 2 (0.079%) NDS
11 2 (0.079%) NetIQ eDirectory
11 2 (0.079%) Shibboleth
11 2 (0.079%) Xen
Systems Management
1 56 (2.21%) Kibana
1 56 (2.21%) Opscode Chef
2 54 (2.13%) Puppet
3 47 (1.85%) Ansible
4 25 (0.98%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 25 (0.98%) WSUS
5 22 (0.87%) Mesos
6 12 (0.47%) Ganglia
6 12 (0.47%) Netcool
7 10 (0.39%) Nagios
7 10 (0.39%) SCOM
8 7 (0.28%) EMC NetWorker
8 7 (0.28%) Failover Clustering
8 7 (0.28%) SCCM
9 6 (0.24%) Oracle RMAN
9 6 (0.24%) SCDPM
9 6 (0.24%) SCVMM
10 5 (0.20%) McAfee ePO
10 5 (0.20%) Norton AntiVirus
11 4 (0.16%) Plesk
Vendors
1 891 (35.09%) Microsoft
2 207 (8.15%) Oracle
3 134 (5.28%) Google
4 101 (3.98%) VMware
5 70 (2.76%) Facebook
6 66 (2.60%) Sitecore
7 56 (2.21%) Cisco
8 54 (2.13%) Tableau
9 53 (2.09%) SAP
10 34 (1.34%) Xamarin
11 29 (1.14%) Twitter
12 26 (1.02%) HP
13 24 (0.95%) Cognos
14 19 (0.75%) NetApp
15 17 (0.67%) Citrix
16 16 (0.63%) IBM
17 15 (0.59%) Apple
17 15 (0.59%) Sony
17 15 (0.59%) Yahoo!
18 14 (0.55%) Red Hat
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Manchester, Lancashire
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