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 26 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
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 8 7 4
Rank change year-on-year -1 -3  
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 1305 1022 1353
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 18.97% 18.45% 21.17%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 53.99% 58.23% 59.08%
Number of salaries quoted 1181 931 1208
Median salary £40,000 £39,750 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.62% -0.62%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £47,500
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 2417 1755 2290
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 35.13% 31.68% 35.84%
Number of salaries quoted 2068 1520 1954
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £28,750
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £53,600
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

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing SQL Server as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

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 26 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 26 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 -2 788 £40,000 - 111
Cheshire -3 288 £40,000 +8.10% 38
Merseyside -1 118 £42,000 +5.00% 17
Lancashire +6 105 £34,250 +1.48% 26
Cumbria -8 2 £30,750 -31.66%
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 26 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 (62.30%) .NET
2 1466 (57.81%) C#
3 1363 (53.75%) SQL
4 1102 (43.45%) ASP.NET
5 1006 (39.67%) MVC
6 1004 (39.59%) Agile Software Development
7 887 (34.98%) Microsoft
8 677 (26.70%) JavaScript
9 659 (25.99%) ASP.NET MVC
10 630 (24.84%) HTML
11 566 (22.32%) CSS
12 521 (20.54%) TDD
13 499 (19.68%) jQuery
14 490 (19.32%) AngularJS
15 473 (18.65%) Finance
16 470 (18.53%) T-SQL
16 470 (18.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 469 (18.49%) Windows
18 452 (17.82%) Business Intelligence
19 440 (17.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 417 (16.44%) ASP.NET Web API
21 403 (15.89%) Web Services
22 393 (15.50%) .NET Framework
23 366 (14.43%) SQL Server 2014
24 340 (13.41%) Web Application Development
25 321 (12.66%) Microsoft Azure
25 321 (12.66%) Twitter Bootstrap
26 318 (12.54%) WCF
27 317 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
28 297 (11.71%) 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 86 (3.39%) SharePoint
3 79 (3.12%) Umbraco
4 74 (2.92%) IIS
5 58 (2.29%) Sitecore CMS
6 57 (2.25%) Elasticsearch
7 54 (2.13%) MS Exchange
8 38 (1.50%) Tomcat
9 29 (1.14%) Apache Spark
10 28 (1.10%) EPiServer
11 24 (0.95%) OpenEdge
12 22 (0.87%) Drupal
13 20 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2013
14 18 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2010
14 18 (0.71%) NServiceBus
15 16 (0.63%) Apache
16 15 (0.59%) JBoss
16 15 (0.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 15 (0.59%) SAS
16 15 (0.59%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 106 (4.18%) 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 3 (0.12%) S-PLUS
8 3 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.12%) Stata
9 1 (0.039%) Adobe Illustrator
9 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 13 (0.51%) 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%) 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%) Dynamics GP
12 1 (0.039%) SAP CRM
12 1 (0.039%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 321 (12.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 189 (7.45%) Amazon AWS
3 51 (2.01%) SaaS
4 49 (1.93%) Google Cloud Platform
5 40 (1.58%) Office 365
6 37 (1.46%) Google Play
7 27 (1.06%) 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%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 81 (3.19%) Internet
2 56 (2.21%) HTTP
3 51 (2.01%) Firewall
4 41 (1.62%) WAN
5 36 (1.42%) TCP/IP
6 35 (1.38%) LAN
7 29 (1.14%) SAN
8 23 (0.91%) Broadband
9 22 (0.87%) DNS
10 21 (0.83%) VoIP
11 20 (0.79%) Ethernet
12 17 (0.67%) RS-232
13 16 (0.63%) FTP
14 15 (0.59%) Network Security
15 12 (0.47%) Intranet
15 12 (0.47%) VLAN
16 11 (0.43%) Cisco ASA
16 11 (0.43%) VPN
16 11 (0.43%) Wireless
17 9 (0.35%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 470 (18.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 440 (17.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 366 (14.43%) SQL Server 2014
4 317 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
5 290 (11.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 276 (10.88%) SQL Server 2008
7 221 (8.71%) SQL Server 2016
8 170 (6.70%) SQL Server 2012
9 162 (6.39%) MySQL
10 150 (5.91%) Relational Database
11 136 (5.36%) MongoDB
12 133 (5.24%) NoSQL
13 86 (3.39%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 80 (3.15%) Big Data
15 70 (2.76%) Hadoop
16 69 (2.72%) Power BI
17 66 (2.60%) PostgreSQL
17 66 (2.60%) SQL Server 2005
18 60 (2.37%) RDBMS
19 43 (1.70%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 228 (8.99%) Visual Studio
2 193 (7.61%) Git (software)
3 114 (4.50%) Team Foundation Server
4 102 (4.02%) NUnit
5 80 (3.15%) Subversion
6 79 (3.12%) TeamCity
7 71 (2.80%) MSTest
8 69 (2.72%) JIRA
9 63 (2.48%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 62 (2.44%) Selenium
11 33 (1.30%) Moq
12 29 (1.14%) JUnit
13 27 (1.06%) Jenkins
14 26 (1.03%) 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%) Microsoft Blend
18 17 (0.67%) WiX
General
1 473 (18.65%) Finance
2 138 (5.44%) Marketing
3 113 (4.46%) Retail
4 112 (4.42%) Games
5 78 (3.08%) Legal
6 70 (2.76%) Manufacturing
7 69 (2.72%) Telecoms
8 51 (2.01%) Advertising
9 47 (1.85%) Law
10 42 (1.66%) 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 6 (0.24%) Billing
17 5 (0.20%) Investment Banking
17 5 (0.20%) Local Government
18 3 (0.12%) Financial Institution
19 1 (0.039%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 1726 (68.06%) Developer
2 978 (38.56%) .NET Developer
3 580 (22.87%) C# Developer
4 468 (18.45%) C# .NET Developer
5 338 (13.33%) SQL Developer
6 307 (12.11%) ASP.NET Developer
7 254 (10.02%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 212 (8.36%) Senior Developer
9 188 (7.41%) Software Developer
10 186 (7.33%) SQL Server Developer
11 158 (6.23%) Analyst
12 147 (5.80%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
13 134 (5.28%) DBA
14 132 (5.21%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 122 (4.81%) Junior
16 116 (4.57%) .NET Software Developer
17 111 (4.38%) Web Developer
18 107 (4.22%) Junior Developer
19 106 (4.18%) SQL DBA
20 104 (4.10%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1580 (62.30%) .NET
2 1102 (43.45%) ASP.NET
3 659 (25.99%) ASP.NET MVC
4 630 (24.84%) HTML
5 566 (22.32%) CSS
6 499 (19.68%) jQuery
7 490 (19.32%) AngularJS
8 417 (16.44%) ASP.NET Web API
9 403 (15.89%) Web Services
10 393 (15.50%) .NET Framework
11 321 (12.66%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 318 (12.54%) WCF
13 273 (10.76%) ASP.NET MVC 5
14 268 (10.57%) Entity Framework
15 263 (10.37%) RESTful
16 239 (9.42%) HTML5
17 213 (8.40%) XML
18 200 (7.89%) Node.js
19 185 (7.29%) KnockoutJS
20 183 (7.22%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 174 (6.86%) iPad
2 156 (6.15%) Analytical Skills
3 134 (5.28%) Greenfield Project
4 123 (4.85%) Mobile App
5 122 (4.81%) Computer Science
6 86 (3.39%) Enterprise Software
7 72 (2.84%) Clustering
8 63 (2.48%) Replication
9 61 (2.41%) User Experience
10 56 (2.21%) N-Tier
11 41 (1.62%) Management Information System
12 37 (1.46%) iPhone
13 35 (1.38%) Public Cloud
14 33 (1.30%) Fintech
15 32 (1.26%) Data Centre
16 30 (1.18%) Data Structures
17 27 (1.06%) Digital TV
18 24 (0.95%) Driving Licence
18 24 (0.95%) Social Network
19 21 (0.83%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 469 (18.49%) Windows
2 139 (5.48%) Linux
3 129 (5.09%) Windows Server
4 102 (4.02%) Android
5 85 (3.35%) Unix
6 74 (2.92%) Windows Server 2012
7 64 (2.52%) Windows Server 2008
8 48 (1.89%) 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 1006 (39.67%) MVC
2 1004 (39.59%) Agile Software Development
3 521 (20.54%) TDD
4 452 (17.82%) Business Intelligence
5 340 (13.41%) Web Application Development
6 297 (11.71%) Web Development
7 276 (10.88%) Scrum
8 237 (9.35%) BDD
9 234 (9.23%) OO
10 214 (8.44%) ETL
11 204 (8.04%) Dependency Injection
12 189 (7.45%) Software Engineering
13 184 (7.26%) Continuous Integration
14 180 (7.10%) SDLC
15 171 (6.74%) Unit Testing
16 163 (6.43%) E-Commerce
17 150 (5.91%) Kanban
18 124 (4.89%) Multithreading
19 108 (4.26%) MVVM
20 105 (4.14%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 1466 (57.81%) C#
2 1363 (53.75%) SQL
3 677 (26.70%) JavaScript
4 470 (18.53%) T-SQL
5 200 (7.89%) VB.NET
6 174 (6.86%) Java
7 148 (5.84%) Ruby
8 105 (4.14%) VB
9 94 (3.71%) C++
10 66 (2.60%) PowerShell
11 64 (2.52%) Python
12 60 (2.37%) Shell Script
13 52 (2.05%) F#
14 46 (1.81%) PHP
15 45 (1.77%) TypeScript
16 43 (1.70%) VBA
17 40 (1.58%) Go
18 34 (1.34%) C
19 21 (0.83%) XAML
20 19 (0.75%) R
Qualifications
1 265 (10.45%) Degree
2 64 (2.52%) Microsoft Certification
3 58 (2.29%) Computer Science Degree
4 30 (1.18%) Cisco Certification
4 30 (1.18%) Security Cleared
5 25 (0.99%) SC Cleared
6 24 (0.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 23 (0.91%) CCNA
8 14 (0.55%) MCSE
9 13 (0.51%) MCITP
9 13 (0.51%) MCSA
10 11 (0.43%) NCDA
11 9 (0.35%) PMI Certification
12 7 (0.28%) CCNP
12 7 (0.28%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 6 (0.24%) MCP
14 5 (0.20%) CCSE
14 5 (0.20%) ISEB
14 5 (0.20%) ISTQB
15 4 (0.16%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (2.13%) 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
7 8 (0.32%) WAI
8 3 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials
8 3 (0.12%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.039%) HL7
System Software
1 125 (4.93%) Active Directory
2 50 (1.97%) 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%) Varnish
9 4 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
9 4 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
10 3 (0.12%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 3 (0.12%) Samba
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 (0.99%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 25 (0.99%) 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%) SCDPM
9 6 (0.24%) SCVMM
10 5 (0.20%) McAfee ePO
10 5 (0.20%) Norton AntiVirus
10 5 (0.20%) Oracle RMAN
11 4 (0.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 887 (34.98%) Microsoft
2 206 (8.12%) Oracle
3 134 (5.28%) Google
4 100 (3.94%) VMware
5 70 (2.76%) Facebook
6 67 (2.64%) Sitecore
7 56 (2.21%) Cisco
8 53 (2.09%) SAP
8 53 (2.09%) Tableau
9 34 (1.34%) Xamarin
10 29 (1.14%) Twitter
11 26 (1.03%) HP
12 23 (0.91%) Cognos
13 19 (0.75%) NetApp
14 17 (0.67%) Citrix
15 15 (0.59%) Apple
15 15 (0.59%) IBM
15 15 (0.59%) Sony
15 15 (0.59%) Yahoo!
16 14 (0.55%) Red Hat
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Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
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Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + bonus + bens
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Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
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Preston, Lancashire
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
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Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
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Salford, Lancashire
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Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
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Manchester, Lancashire
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Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
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Warrington, Cheshire
Actis Recruitment.
Salary: From £20,000 to £24,000 per annum + bonus + excellent benefits package
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Preston, Lancashire
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Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
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