Period
to 24 January 2021

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 24 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
England > North West
6 months to
24 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 11 11 9
Rank change year-on-year 0 -2 0
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 609 1,117 1,647
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 12.63% 12.73% 15.54%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 45.25% 44.97% 52.14%
Number of salaries quoted 681 980 1,630
Median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £66,350
England median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +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 1,346 2,484 3,159
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 27.91% 28.31% 29.81%
Number of salaries quoted 1,201 2,004 2,740
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £72,000 £67,500 £70,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing SQL Server as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing SQL Server in the North West over the 6 months to 24 January 2021.

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 24 January 2021. 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 +7 397 £47,500 +5.56% 108
Cheshire -1 146 £45,000 - 57
Lancashire -12 28 £40,000 - 23
Merseyside -13 25 £40,000 -5.88% 17
Cumbria +4 10 £45,000 +28.57% 6
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 24 January 2021, 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.

1 306 (50.25%) SQL
2 247 (40.56%) .NET
3 221 (36.29%) Azure
4 217 (35.63%) Microsoft
5 210 (34.48%) C#
6 199 (32.68%) Agile Software Development
7 183 (30.05%) JavaScript
8 153 (25.12%) MVC
9 126 (20.69%) Windows
10 123 (20.20%) Business Intelligence
11 120 (19.70%) ASP.NET
12 116 (19.05%) DevOps
13 109 (17.90%) HTML
14 102 (16.75%) .NET Core
15 101 (16.58%) CSS
15 101 (16.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 98 (16.09%) React
17 96 (15.76%) AngularJS
18 95 (15.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 89 (14.61%) T-SQL
20 88 (14.45%) .NET Framework
20 88 (14.45%) Git (software)
21 82 (13.46%) Windows Server
21 82 (13.46%) Power Platform
22 81 (13.30%) MySQL
23 79 (12.97%) Linux
23 79 (12.97%) Power BI
24 75 (12.32%) AWS
25 74 (12.15%) jQuery
25 74 (12.15%) Microservices

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 38 (6.24%) IIS
2 24 (3.94%) Confluence
3 20 (3.28%) MS Exchange
4 13 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2010
5 12 (1.97%) CMS
6 11 (1.81%) Apache
6 11 (1.81%) EPiServer
6 11 (1.81%) SharePoint
6 11 (1.81%) Sitecore CMS
6 11 (1.81%) Umbraco
6 11 (1.81%) WordPress
7 10 (1.64%) Kentico
8 8 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2013
9 7 (1.15%) Apache Spark
9 7 (1.15%) BizTalk Server
9 7 (1.15%) Elasticsearch
10 5 (0.82%) Apache Synapse
10 5 (0.82%) nginx
11 3 (0.49%) WebSphere
12 2 (0.33%) OpenStack
Applications
1 24 (3.94%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (2.63%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.49%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.16%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 10 (1.64%) nopCommerce
2 6 (0.99%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.49%) Elite 3E
4 2 (0.33%) FLEXCUBE
5 1 (0.16%) Magento
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
5 1 (0.16%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 221 (36.29%) Azure
2 82 (13.46%) Power Platform
3 75 (12.32%) AWS
4 34 (5.58%) Serverless
5 32 (5.25%) SaaS
6 27 (4.43%) Office 365
7 16 (2.63%) Azure Data Factory
7 16 (2.63%) IaaS
8 14 (2.30%) Azure Functions
8 14 (2.30%) PaaS
9 13 (2.13%) AWS Lambda
10 9 (1.48%) AWS CloudFormation
10 9 (1.48%) Cloud Computing
10 9 (1.48%) GitHub
11 7 (1.15%) Amazon ECS
11 7 (1.15%) Amazon EKS
11 7 (1.15%) AWS CodePipeline
11 7 (1.15%) Azure Active Directory
11 7 (1.15%) Boomi
12 5 (0.82%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 37 (6.08%) DNS
2 34 (5.58%) DHCP
2 34 (5.58%) Firewall
3 28 (4.60%) VoIP
4 21 (3.45%) Network Security
5 18 (2.96%) SAN
6 11 (1.81%) NAS
7 10 (1.64%) Unified Communications
8 9 (1.48%) WAN
9 8 (1.31%) VPN
10 5 (0.82%) Internet
10 5 (0.82%) LAN
10 5 (0.82%) SSL
11 4 (0.66%) FTP
11 4 (0.66%) IP Telephony
11 4 (0.66%) Kerberos
11 4 (0.66%) TCP/IP
12 3 (0.49%) HTTP
12 3 (0.49%) VLAN
12 3 (0.49%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 101 (16.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 95 (15.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 81 (13.30%) MySQL
4 79 (12.97%) Power BI
5 73 (11.99%) Data Warehouse
6 48 (7.88%) Relational Database
7 47 (7.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 46 (7.55%) MongoDB
9 36 (5.91%) Azure SQL Database
9 36 (5.91%) PostgreSQL
10 29 (4.76%) SQL Server 2019
11 27 (4.43%) NoSQL
12 24 (3.94%) Amazon Redshift
12 24 (3.94%) SQL Server 2012
13 23 (3.78%) Cosmos DB
13 23 (3.78%) Data Lake
14 16 (2.63%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
15 15 (2.46%) BusinessObjects
15 15 (2.46%) Oracle Reports
16 13 (2.13%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 88 (14.45%) Git (software)
2 62 (10.18%) Visual Studio
3 47 (7.72%) JIRA
4 21 (3.45%) Octopus Deploy
4 21 (3.45%) Oracle APEX
5 16 (2.63%) Postman
5 16 (2.63%) Selenium
6 14 (2.30%) MSTest
6 14 (2.30%) TeamCity
7 13 (2.13%) Bitbucket
7 13 (2.13%) Jenkins
8 10 (1.64%) JMeter
9 9 (1.48%) Grunt
9 9 (1.48%) gulp
9 9 (1.48%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 9 (1.48%) Visual Studio Code
9 9 (1.48%) webpack
10 8 (1.31%) NUnit
10 8 (1.31%) Team Foundation Server
11 7 (1.15%) git-flow
General
1 55 (9.03%) Finance
2 33 (5.42%) Law
3 23 (3.78%) Retail
4 13 (2.13%) Marketing
5 12 (1.97%) Public Sector
6 11 (1.81%) Back Office
6 11 (1.81%) Telecoms
7 10 (1.64%) Financial Institution
7 10 (1.64%) Manufacturing
8 9 (1.48%) Games
8 9 (1.48%) Legal
9 8 (1.31%) Banking
10 7 (1.15%) Automotive
11 6 (0.99%) Local Government
12 3 (0.49%) Electronics
12 3 (0.49%) Social Housing
13 2 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.16%) Billing
14 1 (0.16%) Front Office
14 1 (0.16%) Housing Association
Job Titles
1 301 (49.43%) Developer
2 107 (17.57%) .NET Developer
3 91 (14.94%) Software Developer
4 63 (10.34%) C# Developer
5 55 (9.03%) Senior Developer
6 47 (7.72%) DBA
7 46 (7.55%) Analyst
8 45 (7.39%) C# .NET Developer
9 41 (6.73%) SQL DBA
10 36 (5.91%) C# Software Developer
11 35 (5.75%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 35 (5.75%) Full Stack Developer
12 31 (5.09%) .NET Software Developer
13 29 (4.76%) SQL Developer
14 28 (4.60%) SQL Server DBA
15 26 (4.27%) PHP Developer
16 25 (4.11%) Architect
16 25 (4.11%) Data Engineer
16 25 (4.11%) JavaScript Developer
17 24 (3.94%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 247 (40.56%) .NET
2 120 (19.70%) ASP.NET
3 109 (17.90%) HTML
4 102 (16.75%) .NET Core
5 101 (16.58%) CSS
6 98 (16.09%) React
7 96 (15.76%) AngularJS
8 88 (14.45%) .NET Framework
9 74 (12.15%) jQuery
10 69 (11.33%) ASP.NET Web API
11 68 (11.17%) Node.js
12 60 (9.85%) REST
13 57 (9.36%) ASP.NET MVC
14 53 (8.70%) Entity Framework
15 42 (6.90%) RESTful
16 33 (5.42%) HTML5
17 32 (5.25%) Web Services
18 31 (5.09%) Kafka
19 29 (4.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 28 (4.60%) ASP.NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 68 (11.17%) Analytical Skills
2 48 (7.88%) Greenfield Project
3 37 (6.08%) Replication
4 32 (5.25%) Clustering
5 25 (4.11%) User Experience
6 16 (2.63%) Mobile App
7 13 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
8 12 (1.97%) Life Science
8 12 (1.97%) Management Information System
8 12 (1.97%) NHS
9 9 (1.48%) Linux Command Line
10 8 (1.31%) PlayStation
11 7 (1.15%) Data Structures
11 7 (1.15%) Renewable Energy
11 7 (1.15%) Self-Motivation
12 6 (0.99%) Data Centre
13 5 (0.82%) Client/Server
13 5 (0.82%) Public Cloud
14 4 (0.66%) FMCG
14 4 (0.66%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 126 (20.69%) Windows
2 82 (13.46%) Windows Server
3 79 (12.97%) Linux
4 27 (4.43%) Windows Server 2012
5 22 (3.61%) Windows Server 2016
6 12 (1.97%) Unix
7 9 (1.48%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (0.82%) Windows 10
9 4 (0.66%) Solaris
10 3 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.33%) CentOS
11 2 (0.33%) Debian
11 2 (0.33%) Fedora
12 1 (0.16%) Android
12 1 (0.16%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 199 (32.68%) Agile Software Development
2 153 (25.12%) MVC
3 123 (20.20%) Business Intelligence
4 116 (19.05%) DevOps
5 74 (12.15%) Microservices
6 65 (10.67%) Problem-Solving
7 63 (10.34%) Software Engineering
8 57 (9.36%) ETL
9 47 (7.72%) TDD
10 45 (7.39%) OOP
11 40 (6.57%) Performance Tuning
12 39 (6.40%) Change Management
13 38 (6.24%) Continuous Integration
13 38 (6.24%) OO
14 36 (5.91%) Test Automation
15 32 (5.25%) Web Development
16 31 (5.09%) Computer Science
17 29 (4.76%) SDLC
18 28 (4.60%) Front End Development
18 28 (4.60%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 306 (50.25%) SQL
2 210 (34.48%) C#
3 183 (30.05%) JavaScript
4 89 (14.61%) T-SQL
5 52 (8.54%) PowerShell
6 43 (7.06%) Python
7 34 (5.58%) Java
8 27 (4.43%) PHP
9 24 (3.94%) Go
9 24 (3.94%) PL/SQL
10 15 (2.46%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 13 (2.13%) Bash Shell
11 13 (2.13%) TypeScript
12 10 (1.64%) VBA
13 9 (1.48%) VB
14 6 (0.99%) Perl
15 4 (0.66%) C++
15 4 (0.66%) VB.NET
16 3 (0.49%) Erlang
17 2 (0.33%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 57 (9.36%) Degree
2 20 (3.28%) Computer Science Degree
2 20 (3.28%) Microsoft Certification
3 12 (1.97%) CCNA
3 12 (1.97%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (1.64%) Security Cleared
5 9 (1.48%) MCP
5 9 (1.48%) Microsoft Certified Architect
5 9 (1.48%) SC Cleared
5 9 (1.48%) SSCP
6 8 (1.31%) MCSA
6 8 (1.31%) MCSE
7 6 (0.99%) DBS Check
8 5 (0.82%) BPSS Clearance
8 5 (0.82%) MCTS
9 3 (0.49%) HP AIS
9 3 (0.49%) HP ASE
9 3 (0.49%) JNCIS
9 3 (0.49%) MCITP
9 3 (0.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (4.11%) QA
2 17 (2.79%) GDPR
3 13 (2.13%) Data Quality
3 13 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (1.64%) WAI
5 7 (1.15%) ISO 9001
5 7 (1.15%) SLA
6 1 (0.16%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 60 (9.85%) Active Directory
2 45 (7.39%) Docker
3 34 (5.58%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (2.46%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.66%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (0.66%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (0.66%) vSphere
6 2 (0.33%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.16%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 27 (4.43%) Failover Clustering
2 26 (4.27%) Terraform
3 25 (4.11%) Kubernetes
4 5 (0.82%) Microsoft Intune
4 5 (0.82%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (0.82%) WSUS
5 4 (0.66%) CA Single Sign-On
5 4 (0.66%) Grafana
5 4 (0.66%) Graylog
5 4 (0.66%) HAProxy
5 4 (0.66%) Prometheus
5 4 (0.66%) Rancher
6 3 (0.49%) Microsoft Clustering
6 3 (0.49%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 3 (0.49%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 3 (0.49%) vRealize
7 2 (0.33%) Nagios
7 2 (0.33%) Puppet
7 2 (0.33%) SCCM
8 1 (0.16%) SCOM
Vendors
1 217 (35.63%) Microsoft
2 49 (8.05%) VMware
3 46 (7.55%) Oracle
4 28 (4.60%) Cisco
5 22 (3.61%) Zend
6 14 (2.30%) SAP
7 13 (2.13%) Databricks
7 13 (2.13%) Veeam
7 13 (2.13%) Xamarin
8 11 (1.81%) Sitecore
9 8 (1.31%) Cognos
9 8 (1.31%) EMC
9 8 (1.31%) ServiceNow
10 7 (1.15%) Citrix
10 7 (1.15%) Dell
10 7 (1.15%) IBM
10 7 (1.15%) NetApp
11 6 (0.99%) MuleSoft
12 5 (0.82%) Google
12 5 (0.82%) Intel