Period
to 12 November 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 12 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
England > North West
6 months to
12 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 9 8 5
Rank change year-on-year -1 -3 -1
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 1,763 2,246 2,450
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 15.18% 17.18% 19.75%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 50.76% 52.60% 57.43%
Number of salaries quoted 1,590 2,007 2,223
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
10th Percentile £29,000 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £55,000
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 3,473 4,270 4,266
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 29.90% 32.66% 34.38%
Number of salaries quoted 3,020 3,612 3,692
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £68,750 £61,250 £58,750
England median annual salary £51,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +2.00% +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 12 November 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 12 November 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 -3 988 £45,000 +5.88% 212
Cheshire +4 507 £43,500 +2.35% 81
Merseyside -1 130 £40,000 - 33
Lancashire -3 111 £37,500 +7.14% 43
Cumbria +10 8 £35,000 -53.33% 1
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 12 November 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 1,076 (61.03%) .NET
2 1,037 (58.82%) C#
3 826 (46.85%) Agile Software Development
4 786 (44.58%) SQL
5 733 (41.58%) ASP.NET
6 704 (39.93%) MVC
7 665 (37.72%) Microsoft
8 558 (31.65%) JavaScript
9 519 (29.44%) ASP.NET MVC
10 488 (27.68%) HTML
11 476 (27.00%) AngularJS
12 427 (24.22%) CSS
13 419 (23.77%) ASP.NET Web API
14 396 (22.46%) TDD
15 350 (19.85%) SQL Server 2016
16 347 (19.68%) T-SQL
17 337 (19.12%) Microsoft Azure
18 324 (18.38%) Scrum
19 306 (17.36%) Web Application Development
20 301 (17.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
21 286 (16.22%) Continuous Integration
22 280 (15.88%) .NET Framework
23 265 (15.03%) Finance
24 246 (13.95%) Windows
24 246 (13.95%) Problem-Solving
25 221 (12.54%) RESTful
26 215 (12.20%) Business Intelligence
27 214 (12.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
28 197 (11.17%) Git (software)
28 197 (11.17%) Greenfield Project

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 55 (3.12%) SharePoint
2 54 (3.06%) Elasticsearch
2 54 (3.06%) IIS
3 32 (1.82%) MS Exchange
4 28 (1.59%) CMS
5 23 (1.30%) Umbraco
6 14 (0.79%) SharePoint 2013
7 13 (0.74%) nginx
8 12 (0.68%) Apache
9 11 (0.62%) WebSphere
10 10 (0.57%) Apache Pig
11 9 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2013
11 9 (0.51%) Skype for Business
12 8 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2010
12 8 (0.45%) SharePoint Server
12 8 (0.45%) Tomcat
12 8 (0.45%) WebLogic
13 7 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2007
13 7 (0.40%) Liferay
13 7 (0.40%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 45 (2.55%) Microsoft Excel
2 43 (2.44%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (0.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.28%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.17%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.17%) SPSS
6 1 (0.057%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.057%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.057%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 30 (1.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (0.40%) Dynamics NAV
4 5 (0.28%) SAP S/4HANA
5 3 (0.17%) Elite 3E
5 3 (0.17%) Payment Gateway
5 3 (0.17%) Sage 200
6 2 (0.11%) Infor SunSystems
6 2 (0.11%) Magento
6 2 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.11%) SAP BPC
7 1 (0.057%) Academy Housing
7 1 (0.057%) Cognos TM1
7 1 (0.057%) FastStats
7 1 (0.057%) Maximo
7 1 (0.057%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.057%) Orchard Housing
7 1 (0.057%) Sage 500
7 1 (0.057%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.057%) SAP MII
Cloud Services
1 337 (19.12%) Microsoft Azure
2 146 (8.28%) Amazon AWS
3 65 (3.69%) Office 365
4 38 (2.16%) GitHub
5 30 (1.70%) Google Play
6 20 (1.13%) SaaS
7 15 (0.85%) IaaS
8 13 (0.74%) Dynamics 365
8 13 (0.74%) NuGet
9 11 (0.62%) Google Cloud Platform
10 9 (0.51%) PaaS
11 8 (0.45%) DigitalOcean
11 8 (0.45%) Google Analytics
12 5 (0.28%) npm
13 4 (0.23%) Yarn
14 3 (0.17%) Amazon S3
14 3 (0.17%) Amazon SQS
14 3 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
15 2 (0.11%) Amazon EC2
15 2 (0.11%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 112 (6.35%) Internet
2 43 (2.44%) TCP/IP
3 32 (1.82%) Broadband
4 31 (1.76%) Firewall
5 27 (1.53%) DNS
6 26 (1.47%) Hyperconnected
7 24 (1.36%) SAN
8 20 (1.13%) VPN
9 18 (1.02%) HTTP
9 18 (1.02%) VoIP
9 18 (1.02%) WAN
10 15 (0.85%) Intranet
10 15 (0.85%) LAN
10 15 (0.85%) Skype
11 11 (0.62%) DHCP
12 9 (0.51%) FTP
12 9 (0.51%) Network Security
13 8 (0.45%) SMTP
13 8 (0.45%) SSL
14 6 (0.34%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 350 (19.85%) SQL Server 2016
2 301 (17.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 214 (12.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 184 (10.44%) NoSQL
5 163 (9.25%) MongoDB
6 157 (8.91%) Data Warehouse
6 157 (8.91%) SQL Server 2008
7 141 (8.00%) Relational Database
8 122 (6.92%) MySQL
9 113 (6.41%) SQL Server 2012
10 103 (5.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 80 (4.54%) SQL Server 2014
12 63 (3.57%) Power BI
13 60 (3.40%) RavenDB
14 49 (2.78%) PostgreSQL
15 48 (2.72%) RDBMS
16 36 (2.04%) QlikView
17 33 (1.87%) MariaDB
18 32 (1.82%) SQL Server 2005
19 28 (1.59%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 197 (11.17%) Git (software)
2 158 (8.96%) Visual Studio
3 90 (5.10%) Team Foundation Server
4 44 (2.50%) JIRA
5 42 (2.38%) NUnit
6 37 (2.10%) Selenium
7 27 (1.53%) MSTest
8 26 (1.47%) Subversion
9 25 (1.42%) Bitbucket
10 23 (1.30%) Octopus Deploy
11 22 (1.25%) Jenkins
12 19 (1.08%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 19 (1.08%) TeamCity
13 18 (1.02%) Mercurial
13 18 (1.02%) PHPUnit
14 13 (0.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 12 (0.68%) Moq
16 11 (0.62%) Oracle Forms
17 10 (0.57%) Cucumber
17 10 (0.57%) JMeter
General
1 265 (15.03%) Finance
2 135 (7.66%) Games
3 71 (4.03%) Advertising
4 66 (3.74%) Retail
5 53 (3.01%) Marketing
6 39 (2.21%) Telecoms
7 30 (1.70%) Banking
8 27 (1.53%) Legal
9 23 (1.30%) Manufacturing
10 21 (1.19%) Law
11 9 (0.51%) Automotive
11 9 (0.51%) Investment Banking
11 9 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
11 9 (0.51%) Publishing
12 7 (0.40%) Back Office
12 7 (0.40%) Retail Banking
13 5 (0.28%) Financial Institution
13 5 (0.28%) Local Government
14 4 (0.23%) Billing
14 4 (0.23%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 1,190 (67.50%) Developer
2 737 (41.80%) .NET Developer
3 445 (25.24%) C# Developer
4 356 (20.19%) C# .NET Developer
5 153 (8.68%) Senior Developer
6 150 (8.51%) ASP.NET Developer
7 149 (8.45%) SQL Developer
8 144 (8.17%) DBA
9 143 (8.11%) Software Developer
10 136 (7.71%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 118 (6.69%) Analyst
12 109 (6.18%) SQL DBA
13 99 (5.62%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
14 92 (5.22%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 87 (4.93%) C# Software Developer
16 83 (4.71%) .NET Software Developer
17 81 (4.59%) Administrator
18 67 (3.80%) Senior .NET Developer
19 64 (3.63%) Web Developer
20 63 (3.57%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,076 (61.03%) .NET
2 733 (41.58%) ASP.NET
3 519 (29.44%) ASP.NET MVC
4 488 (27.68%) HTML
5 476 (27.00%) AngularJS
6 427 (24.22%) CSS
7 419 (23.77%) ASP.NET Web API
8 280 (15.88%) .NET Framework
9 221 (12.54%) RESTful
10 194 (11.00%) WCF
11 193 (10.95%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 191 (10.83%) ASP.NET MVC 5
13 163 (9.25%) jQuery
14 162 (9.19%) .NET Core
15 154 (8.74%) HTML5
16 147 (8.34%) Web Services
17 126 (7.15%) Entity Framework
18 112 (6.35%) WPF
19 101 (5.73%) Node.js
20 95 (5.39%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 197 (11.17%) Greenfield Project
2 111 (6.30%) Analytical Skills
3 102 (5.79%) Enterprise Software
4 54 (3.06%) Fintech
5 53 (3.01%) Computer Science
6 44 (2.50%) Mobile App
7 43 (2.44%) Replication
8 40 (2.27%) User Experience
9 34 (1.93%) Self-Motivation
10 30 (1.70%) Clustering
11 27 (1.53%) iPhone
11 27 (1.53%) Tandem
12 26 (1.47%) Management Information System
12 26 (1.47%) Social Network
13 21 (1.19%) Social Media
14 20 (1.13%) BBC
14 20 (1.13%) Data Structures
15 19 (1.08%) Linux Command Line
16 13 (0.74%) Data Centre
17 12 (0.68%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 246 (13.95%) Windows
2 107 (6.07%) Linux
3 97 (5.50%) Windows Server
4 73 (4.14%) Android
5 61 (3.46%) Unix
6 46 (2.61%) Windows Server 2012
7 37 (2.10%) Apple iOS
7 37 (2.10%) Windows Server 2008
8 15 (0.85%) Windows 10
9 11 (0.62%) Solaris
10 10 (0.57%) CentOS
10 10 (0.57%) Windows 7
11 9 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 8 (0.45%) Mac OS X
13 5 (0.28%) Windows 8
14 3 (0.17%) Mac OS
14 3 (0.17%) OS/400
14 3 (0.17%) Windows Server 2003
15 2 (0.11%) Debian
15 2 (0.11%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 826 (46.85%) Agile Software Development
2 704 (39.93%) MVC
3 396 (22.46%) TDD
4 324 (18.38%) Scrum
5 306 (17.36%) Web Application Development
6 286 (16.22%) Continuous Integration
7 246 (13.95%) Problem-Solving
8 215 (12.20%) Business Intelligence
9 194 (11.00%) Dependency Injection
10 184 (10.44%) BDD
11 181 (10.27%) Kanban
12 177 (10.04%) OO
13 148 (8.39%) Web Development
14 136 (7.71%) ETL
15 106 (6.01%) Performance Tuning
16 91 (5.16%) MVVM
17 90 (5.10%) SDLC
18 85 (4.82%) ITIL
19 83 (4.71%) Decision-Making
20 80 (4.54%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 1,037 (58.82%) C#
2 786 (44.58%) SQL
3 558 (31.65%) JavaScript
4 347 (19.68%) T-SQL
5 86 (4.88%) Ruby
6 79 (4.48%) Java
7 67 (3.80%) TypeScript
8 62 (3.52%) PHP
8 62 (3.52%) VB.NET
9 52 (2.95%) PowerShell
10 45 (2.55%) Python
11 42 (2.38%) VB
12 29 (1.64%) VBA
13 28 (1.59%) C
14 26 (1.47%) C++
15 18 (1.02%) VB6
16 14 (0.79%) Bash Shell
17 12 (0.68%) PL/SQL
18 11 (0.62%) R
18 11 (0.62%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 157 (8.91%) Degree
2 104 (5.90%) Microsoft Certification
3 41 (2.33%) MCSE
4 23 (1.30%) Security Cleared
5 22 (1.25%) CCNA
5 22 (1.25%) Cisco Certification
6 17 (0.96%) ISTQB
7 16 (0.91%) ISEB
8 14 (0.79%) Computer Science Degree
8 14 (0.79%) MCP
9 12 (0.68%) PMI Certification
10 9 (0.51%) CISSP
11 8 (0.45%) CompTIA Security+
11 8 (0.45%) DV Cleared
11 8 (0.45%) GIAC
11 8 (0.45%) Linux+ Certification
11 8 (0.45%) Master's Degree
11 8 (0.45%) Network+ Certification
11 8 (0.45%) SANS
11 8 (0.45%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (3.23%) QA
2 29 (1.64%) SLA
3 28 (1.59%) GDPR
4 21 (1.19%) Data Quality
5 12 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.28%) ISO 9001
7 4 (0.23%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.057%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.057%) PMO
System Software
1 80 (4.54%) Active Directory
2 31 (1.76%) Docker
2 31 (1.76%) vSphere
3 24 (1.36%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (1.08%) Hyper-V
5 15 (0.85%) Virtual Machines
5 15 (0.85%) XenApp
6 14 (0.79%) XenDesktop
7 9 (0.51%) Virtual Servers
8 7 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
9 6 (0.34%) VirtualBox
10 5 (0.28%) Xen
10 5 (0.28%) XenServer
11 3 (0.17%) Corosync
11 3 (0.17%) Firmware
11 3 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
11 3 (0.17%) Terminal Services
11 3 (0.17%) VMware NSX
12 2 (0.11%) vCloud
13 1 (0.057%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 31 (1.76%) Puppet
2 24 (1.36%) Opscode Chef
3 19 (1.08%) Ansible
4 16 (0.91%) SCCM
5 15 (0.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 10 (0.57%) Terraform
7 9 (0.51%) Kibana
8 8 (0.45%) Nagios
8 8 (0.45%) Salt
9 7 (0.40%) Kubernetes
9 7 (0.40%) SCVMM
10 6 (0.34%) Backup Exec
10 6 (0.34%) Failover Clustering
11 4 (0.23%) cPanel
11 4 (0.23%) Rancher
11 4 (0.23%) SCOM
12 3 (0.17%) HP ALM
12 3 (0.17%) Microsoft Clustering
12 3 (0.17%) Pacemaker
12 3 (0.17%) SQL Sentry
Vendors
1 665 (37.72%) Microsoft
2 103 (5.84%) Oracle
3 87 (4.93%) Google
4 72 (4.08%) Facebook
5 63 (3.57%) VMware
6 49 (2.78%) Xamarin
7 31 (1.76%) Tableau
8 29 (1.64%) Twitter
9 27 (1.53%) Citrix
10 23 (1.30%) Apple
10 23 (1.30%) Cisco
11 22 (1.25%) New Relic
11 22 (1.25%) SAP
12 20 (1.13%) Sony
12 20 (1.13%) Yahoo!
13 17 (0.96%) Cognos
14 16 (0.91%) RedGate
15 10 (0.57%) Veeam
16 9 (0.51%) Sage
16 9 (0.51%) WorldPay