Period
to 22 January 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 22 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
England > North West
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 9 5 5
Rank change year-on-year -4 0 +1
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2,121 2,464 2,406
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 16.74% 20.27% 19.87%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 51.42% 57.56% 59.58%
Number of salaries quoted 1,875 2,271 2,201
North West median annual salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.50% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,750
90th Percentile £61,250 £56,250 £53,750
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%

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 4,125 4,281 4,038
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 32.55% 35.21% 33.35%
Number of salaries quoted 3,459 3,733 3,511
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £27,700 £26,250 £26,750
90th Percentile £62,500 £59,500 £56,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

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 22 January 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 22 January 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 -4 1,177 £42,500 +6.25% 159
Cheshire -2 555 £42,500 +16.44% 98
Lancashire +5 200 £35,000 - 32
Merseyside -3 173 £40,000 - 35
Cumbria -7 6 £57,500 +91.67% 2
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, 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 1,271 (59.92%) .NET
2 1,169 (55.12%) C#
3 969 (45.69%) Agile Software Development
4 907 (42.76%) ASP.NET
5 903 (42.57%) SQL
6 858 (40.45%) MVC
7 710 (33.47%) Microsoft
8 587 (27.68%) ASP.NET MVC
9 574 (27.06%) TDD
10 488 (23.01%) JavaScript
11 434 (20.46%) HTML
12 418 (19.71%) ASP.NET Web API
13 417 (19.66%) CSS
14 413 (19.47%) Windows
15 405 (19.09%) .NET Framework
16 396 (18.67%) Web Application Development
17 365 (17.21%) ASP.NET MVC 5
18 363 (17.11%) AngularJS
19 349 (16.45%) Business Intelligence
19 349 (16.45%) WCF
20 347 (16.36%) BDD
21 346 (16.31%) RESTful
22 343 (16.17%) SQL Server 2016
23 335 (15.79%) Finance
24 327 (15.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
24 327 (15.42%) T-SQL
25 311 (14.66%) Git (software)
26 301 (14.19%) Microsoft Azure
27 297 (14.00%) Scrum
28 291 (13.72%) SQL Server Integration Services

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 81 (3.82%) Elasticsearch
2 67 (3.16%) SharePoint
3 65 (3.06%) CMS
4 61 (2.88%) IIS
5 53 (2.50%) Apache
6 38 (1.79%) MS Exchange
7 33 (1.56%) Umbraco
8 26 (1.23%) BizTalk Server
9 24 (1.13%) Tomcat
10 22 (1.04%) Sitecore CMS
11 15 (0.71%) Skype for Business
12 13 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2013
12 13 (0.61%) SAS
13 10 (0.47%) EPiServer
13 10 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2007
14 9 (0.42%) Drupal
14 9 (0.42%) JBoss
15 8 (0.38%) Apache Spark
15 8 (0.38%) NServiceBus
16 7 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 95 (4.48%) Microsoft Excel
2 43 (2.03%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (0.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (0.42%) SPSS
5 6 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (0.24%) Chatbot
7 3 (0.14%) S-PLUS
8 2 (0.094%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.094%) Stata
Business Applications
1 32 (1.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (0.85%) Dynamics NAV
3 10 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
4 9 (0.42%) Magento
5 7 (0.33%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 3 (0.14%) Dynamics GP
6 3 (0.14%) SAP GRC
7 2 (0.094%) Cognos TM1
7 2 (0.094%) Epicor Tropos
7 2 (0.094%) OpenCart
7 2 (0.094%) osCommerce
7 2 (0.094%) Sage 200
8 1 (0.047%) BusinessWorks
8 1 (0.047%) Fredhopper
8 1 (0.047%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.047%) Payment Gateway
8 1 (0.047%) Sage 50
8 1 (0.047%) SAP BPC
8 1 (0.047%) SDL Web 8
8 1 (0.047%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 301 (14.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 200 (9.43%) Amazon AWS
3 56 (2.64%) Office 365
4 33 (1.56%) GitHub
5 32 (1.51%) Google Play
6 26 (1.23%) AWS CloudFormation
7 24 (1.13%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 21 (0.99%) Dynamics 365
8 21 (0.99%) SaaS
9 14 (0.66%) Google Cloud Platform
9 14 (0.66%) OpenShift
10 11 (0.52%) Google Analytics
11 9 (0.42%) Serverless
12 8 (0.38%) DigitalOcean
12 8 (0.38%) PaaS
13 7 (0.33%) AWS Lambda
14 6 (0.28%) IaaS
15 3 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
15 3 (0.14%) OneDrive
16 2 (0.094%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 61 (2.88%) Internet
2 37 (1.74%) SAN
3 34 (1.60%) HTTP
4 29 (1.37%) Broadband
5 27 (1.27%) Firewall
5 27 (1.27%) WAN
6 21 (0.99%) LAN
7 16 (0.75%) DNS
7 16 (0.75%) PBX
8 15 (0.71%) TCP/IP
8 15 (0.71%) VoIP
9 13 (0.61%) Unified Communications
10 12 (0.57%) DHCP
10 12 (0.57%) VPN
11 11 (0.52%) Intranet
11 11 (0.52%) VLAN
12 10 (0.47%) Network Security
13 6 (0.28%) FTP
13 6 (0.28%) MPLS
14 5 (0.24%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 343 (16.17%) SQL Server 2016
2 327 (15.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 291 (13.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 262 (12.35%) SQL Server 2014
5 216 (10.18%) Data Warehouse
6 192 (9.05%) MongoDB
6 192 (9.05%) NoSQL
7 163 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
7 163 (7.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 154 (7.26%) MySQL
9 121 (5.70%) SQL Server 2012
10 111 (5.23%) Relational Database
11 109 (5.14%) Power BI
12 70 (3.30%) Big Data
13 63 (2.97%) SQL Server 2005
14 59 (2.78%) Hadoop
15 57 (2.69%) QlikView
16 51 (2.40%) PostgreSQL
17 50 (2.36%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 43 (2.03%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 311 (14.66%) Git (software)
2 144 (6.79%) Visual Studio
3 121 (5.70%) TeamCity
4 106 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 88 (4.15%) Jenkins
6 78 (3.68%) JIRA
7 64 (3.02%) NUnit
8 59 (2.78%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 58 (2.73%) Subversion
10 50 (2.36%) Selenium
11 45 (2.12%) MSTest
12 38 (1.79%) Bitbucket
13 18 (0.85%) Gradle
13 18 (0.85%) Moq
14 16 (0.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 16 (0.75%) Grunt
15 14 (0.66%) Jasmine
15 14 (0.66%) SonarQube
16 13 (0.61%) Rhino Mocks
17 12 (0.57%) SoapUI
General
1 335 (15.79%) Finance
2 134 (6.32%) Games
3 125 (5.89%) Advertising
4 124 (5.85%) Retail
5 73 (3.44%) Telecoms
6 72 (3.39%) Marketing
7 55 (2.59%) Manufacturing
8 51 (2.40%) Banking
9 49 (2.31%) Legal
10 23 (1.08%) Music Industry
11 17 (0.80%) Law
12 13 (0.61%) Back Office
13 12 (0.57%) Automotive
14 9 (0.42%) Electronics
15 7 (0.33%) Investment Banking
16 6 (0.28%) Publishing
17 5 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
18 3 (0.14%) Aerospace
18 3 (0.14%) Billing
19 2 (0.094%) Retail Finance
Job Titles
1 1,345 (63.41%) Developer
2 854 (40.26%) .NET Developer
3 352 (16.60%) C# Developer
4 295 (13.91%) C# .NET Developer
5 186 (8.77%) Analyst
6 177 (8.35%) SQL Developer
7 147 (6.93%) ASP.NET Developer
8 133 (6.27%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 129 (6.08%) Software Developer
10 118 (5.56%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 108 (5.09%) .NET Software Developer
12 106 (5.00%) Senior Developer
13 98 (4.62%) DBA
14 93 (4.38%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
15 89 (4.20%) Architect
16 77 (3.63%) C# Software Developer
17 72 (3.39%) Junior
18 68 (3.21%) Applications Support
19 65 (3.06%) SQL Server Developer
20 64 (3.02%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,271 (59.92%) .NET
2 907 (42.76%) ASP.NET
3 587 (27.68%) ASP.NET MVC
4 434 (20.46%) HTML
5 418 (19.71%) ASP.NET Web API
6 417 (19.66%) CSS
7 405 (19.09%) .NET Framework
8 365 (17.21%) ASP.NET MVC 5
9 363 (17.11%) AngularJS
10 349 (16.45%) WCF
11 346 (16.31%) RESTful
12 288 (13.58%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 256 (12.07%) Node.js
14 246 (11.60%) jQuery
15 239 (11.27%) Entity Framework
16 232 (10.94%) Web Services
17 214 (10.09%) KnockoutJS
18 166 (7.83%) WPF
19 162 (7.64%) HTML5
20 124 (5.85%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 158 (7.45%) Analytical Skills
2 133 (6.27%) Computer Science
3 123 (5.80%) Greenfield Project
4 79 (3.72%) Fintech
5 53 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
6 52 (2.45%) Mobile App
7 48 (2.26%) Management Information System
8 43 (2.03%) Replication
9 40 (1.89%) Social Network
10 34 (1.60%) User Experience
11 32 (1.51%) iPhone
12 28 (1.32%) Life Science
13 24 (1.13%) NHS
14 22 (1.04%) Clustering
14 22 (1.04%) iPad
15 17 (0.80%) Data Centre
16 15 (0.71%) Linux Command Line
17 12 (0.57%) RIA
18 11 (0.52%) Data Structures
18 11 (0.52%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 413 (19.47%) Windows
2 140 (6.60%) Linux
3 113 (5.33%) Windows Server
4 83 (3.91%) Unix
5 73 (3.44%) Windows Server 2012
6 59 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
7 45 (2.12%) Android
8 18 (0.85%) Windows 7
9 17 (0.80%) Windows Server 2003
10 15 (0.71%) CentOS
10 15 (0.71%) Windows 10
11 13 (0.61%) Ubuntu
12 10 (0.47%) Apple iOS
13 8 (0.38%) Debian
14 7 (0.33%) SUSE
15 6 (0.28%) AIX
15 6 (0.28%) Solaris
16 5 (0.24%) Mac OS X
17 4 (0.19%) HPUX
18 2 (0.094%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 969 (45.69%) Agile Software Development
2 858 (40.45%) MVC
3 574 (27.06%) TDD
4 396 (18.67%) Web Application Development
5 349 (16.45%) Business Intelligence
6 347 (16.36%) BDD
7 297 (14.00%) Scrum
8 225 (10.61%) OO
9 216 (10.18%) Continuous Integration
10 213 (10.04%) Dependency Injection
11 205 (9.67%) Web Development
12 161 (7.59%) ETL
13 152 (7.17%) Kanban
14 135 (6.36%) Software Engineering
15 125 (5.89%) SDLC
16 119 (5.61%) Analytics
17 116 (5.47%) E-Commerce
18 112 (5.28%) ITIL
19 106 (5.00%) Test Automation
20 102 (4.81%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 1,169 (55.12%) C#
2 903 (42.57%) SQL
3 488 (23.01%) JavaScript
4 327 (15.42%) T-SQL
5 239 (11.27%) Ruby
6 121 (5.70%) VB.NET
7 107 (5.04%) Java
8 90 (4.24%) Python
9 81 (3.82%) VBA
10 73 (3.44%) PowerShell
11 70 (3.30%) F#
12 62 (2.92%) VB
13 53 (2.50%) PHP
14 50 (2.36%) C
15 49 (2.31%) TypeScript
16 28 (1.32%) Bash Shell
17 23 (1.08%) C++
18 20 (0.94%) Scala
19 19 (0.90%) R
20 18 (0.85%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 187 (8.82%) Degree
2 64 (3.02%) Microsoft Certification
3 32 (1.51%) Computer Science Degree
4 26 (1.23%) MCSE
5 23 (1.08%) ISEB
5 23 (1.08%) Master's Degree
6 18 (0.85%) MCPD
7 17 (0.80%) MCSD
8 16 (0.75%) Security Cleared
9 15 (0.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 14 (0.66%) MCP
11 13 (0.61%) MCSA
12 10 (0.47%) PhD
13 9 (0.42%) Cisco Certification
13 9 (0.42%) SC Cleared
14 8 (0.38%) CCNA
14 8 (0.38%) MCITP
15 7 (0.33%) HND
16 6 (0.28%) ITIL Certification
17 5 (0.24%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (3.63%) QA
2 36 (1.70%) SLA
3 22 (1.04%) Data Quality
4 7 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.28%) ISO 9000
6 5 (0.24%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.19%) ISO 9001
8 3 (0.14%) GDPR
8 3 (0.14%) PMO
9 2 (0.094%) WAI
10 1 (0.047%) GMP
10 1 (0.047%) HIPAA
System Software
1 105 (4.95%) Active Directory
2 57 (2.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (1.70%) Hyper-V
4 18 (0.85%) Docker
5 8 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
6 7 (0.33%) vSphere
7 6 (0.28%) Terminal Services
7 6 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (0.24%) Oracle RAC
8 5 (0.24%) XenApp
9 4 (0.19%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.047%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.047%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.047%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.047%) OpenSIPS
10 1 (0.047%) Shibboleth
10 1 (0.047%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.047%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 75 (3.54%) Kibana
2 38 (1.79%) WSUS
3 36 (1.70%) Puppet
4 34 (1.60%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 33 (1.56%) Opscode Chef
6 22 (1.04%) ZABBIX
7 15 (0.71%) Ambari
7 15 (0.71%) Ansible
8 14 (0.66%) Ganglia
8 14 (0.66%) SCCM
9 11 (0.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 9 (0.42%) Microsoft Clustering
11 8 (0.38%) Simian Army
12 7 (0.33%) FortiGate
12 7 (0.33%) Mesos
12 7 (0.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 6 (0.28%) Kubernetes
14 5 (0.24%) CA Wily
14 5 (0.24%) Marathon
14 5 (0.24%) rkt
Vendors
1 710 (33.47%) Microsoft
2 195 (9.19%) Oracle
3 113 (5.33%) Google
4 85 (4.01%) VMware
5 82 (3.87%) Tableau
6 66 (3.11%) Facebook
7 42 (1.98%) SAP
8 38 (1.79%) Cognos
9 36 (1.70%) Teradata
10 32 (1.51%) Capita
10 32 (1.51%) Cisco
10 32 (1.51%) HP
11 30 (1.41%) IBM
11 30 (1.41%) Sitecore
12 24 (1.13%) Twitter
12 24 (1.13%) Xamarin
13 22 (1.04%) Citrix
13 22 (1.04%) Hortonworks
14 20 (0.94%) WorldPay
15 19 (0.90%) Informatica