Period
to 20 January 2019

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 20 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
England > North West
6 months to
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 9 9 5
Rank change year-on-year 0 -4 0
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 1,638 2,102 2,495
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 15.64% 16.62% 20.24%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 52.33% 51.27% 57.51%
Number of salaries quoted 1,469 1,856 2,296
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +1.25% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £61,250 £56,250
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%

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 3,130 4,100 4,338
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 29.89% 32.41% 35.18%
Number of salaries quoted 2,688 3,437 3,779
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £62,500 £59,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +2.70%

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 20 January 2019.

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 20 January 2019. 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 0 982 £47,500 +11.76% 194
Cheshire +5 423 £42,500 - 100
Merseyside -3 106 £40,000 - 32
Lancashire -4 105 £37,500 +7.14% 35
Cumbria +3 3 - - 1
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 20 January 2019, 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 1,014 (61.90%) .NET
2 999 (60.99%) C#
3 824 (50.31%) Agile Software Development
4 703 (42.92%) SQL
5 688 (42.00%) ASP.NET
6 666 (40.66%) MVC
7 632 (38.58%) Microsoft
8 550 (33.58%) JavaScript
9 505 (30.83%) ASP.NET MVC
10 486 (29.67%) AngularJS
11 464 (28.33%) HTML
12 417 (25.46%) CSS
13 406 (24.79%) ASP.NET Web API
14 380 (23.20%) TDD
15 348 (21.25%) T-SQL
16 344 (21.00%) Microsoft Azure
17 326 (19.90%) SQL Server 2016
18 308 (18.80%) Scrum
19 295 (18.01%) Web Application Development
20 262 (16.00%) .NET Framework
20 262 (16.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
21 254 (15.51%) Continuous Integration
22 248 (15.14%) Finance
23 238 (14.53%) RESTful
24 226 (13.80%) Windows
24 226 (13.80%) Greenfield Project
25 204 (12.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
26 196 (11.97%) Business Intelligence
26 196 (11.97%) BDD
27 192 (11.72%) Dependency Injection

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 75 (4.58%) Elasticsearch
2 50 (3.05%) IIS
3 34 (2.08%) SharePoint
4 26 (1.59%) MS Exchange
5 17 (1.04%) CMS
6 15 (0.92%) Confluence
7 11 (0.67%) WebSphere
8 9 (0.55%) Apache Spark
8 9 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2010
8 9 (0.55%) nginx
9 8 (0.49%) Drupal
9 8 (0.49%) SharePoint 2010
9 8 (0.49%) SharePoint 2013
10 7 (0.43%) Apache
10 7 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
10 7 (0.43%) Liferay
10 7 (0.43%) Tomcat
11 6 (0.37%) Apache Pig
11 6 (0.37%) NServiceBus
11 6 (0.37%) Umbraco
Applications
1 41 (2.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 30 (1.83%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.24%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (0.18%) SPSS
5 2 (0.12%) S-PLUS
5 2 (0.12%) Stata
6 1 (0.061%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 22 (1.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.31%) SAP BPC
4 4 (0.24%) Cognos TM1
5 3 (0.18%) Infor SunSystems
5 3 (0.18%) SAP S/4HANA
6 2 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.12%) iTrent
6 2 (0.12%) Sage 200
6 2 (0.12%) Unit4 Business World
7 1 (0.061%) Elite 3E
7 1 (0.061%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
7 1 (0.061%) Magento
7 1 (0.061%) Maximo
7 1 (0.061%) Payment Gateway
7 1 (0.061%) Sage 500
7 1 (0.061%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.061%) SAP MII
Cloud Services
1 344 (21.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 156 (9.52%) Amazon AWS
3 41 (2.50%) GitHub
4 38 (2.32%) Office 365
5 25 (1.53%) Google Play
6 23 (1.40%) SaaS
7 21 (1.28%) Google Cloud Platform
8 14 (0.85%) NuGet
9 13 (0.79%) Dynamics 365
9 13 (0.79%) npm
10 11 (0.67%) Amazon S3
11 10 (0.61%) Amazon EC2
11 10 (0.61%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 9 (0.55%) IaaS
13 6 (0.37%) Serverless
14 5 (0.31%) AWS Lambda
14 5 (0.31%) PaaS
14 5 (0.31%) Yarn
15 4 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
15 4 (0.24%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 109 (6.65%) Internet
2 37 (2.26%) Broadband
3 30 (1.83%) TCP/IP
4 29 (1.77%) DNS
5 27 (1.65%) SAN
6 21 (1.28%) Firewall
7 20 (1.22%) Hyperconnected
8 18 (1.10%) LAN
8 18 (1.10%) WAN
9 16 (0.98%) VPN
10 15 (0.92%) VoIP
11 14 (0.85%) DHCP
12 12 (0.73%) FTP
12 12 (0.73%) HTTP
13 9 (0.55%) SMTP
14 8 (0.49%) Intranet
14 8 (0.49%) Remote Desktop
15 6 (0.37%) SSH
16 4 (0.24%) SSL
17 3 (0.18%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 326 (19.90%) SQL Server 2016
2 262 (16.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 204 (12.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 190 (11.60%) NoSQL
5 145 (8.85%) SQL Server 2008
6 143 (8.73%) Relational Database
7 139 (8.49%) MySQL
8 136 (8.30%) MongoDB
9 124 (7.57%) Data Warehouse
10 97 (5.92%) SQL Server 2012
11 93 (5.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 71 (4.33%) Power BI
13 67 (4.09%) SQL Server 2014
14 64 (3.91%) PostgreSQL
15 51 (3.11%) RavenDB
16 47 (2.87%) RDBMS
17 39 (2.38%) QlikView
18 36 (2.20%) Redis
19 33 (2.01%) MariaDB
20 23 (1.40%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 180 (10.99%) Git (software)
2 141 (8.61%) Visual Studio
3 102 (6.23%) Team Foundation Server
4 50 (3.05%) JIRA
5 37 (2.26%) NUnit
6 30 (1.83%) Selenium
7 27 (1.65%) Jenkins
8 26 (1.59%) MSTest
9 20 (1.22%) Subversion
10 18 (1.10%) Bitbucket
11 15 (0.92%) Cucumber
11 15 (0.92%) gulp
11 15 (0.92%) Octopus Deploy
11 15 (0.92%) TeamCity
12 14 (0.85%) Mercurial
13 13 (0.79%) Grunt
13 13 (0.79%) Protractor
14 12 (0.73%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 10 (0.61%) JUnit
16 9 (0.55%) Oracle Forms
General
1 248 (15.14%) Finance
2 125 (7.63%) Games
3 63 (3.85%) Retail
4 59 (3.60%) Advertising
5 55 (3.36%) Marketing
6 49 (2.99%) Telecoms
7 46 (2.81%) Banking
8 28 (1.71%) Law
8 28 (1.71%) Manufacturing
9 18 (1.10%) Investment Banking
10 15 (0.92%) Electronics
11 14 (0.85%) Legal
12 11 (0.67%) Automotive
12 11 (0.67%) Local Government
13 7 (0.43%) Publishing
13 7 (0.43%) Retail Banking
14 4 (0.24%) Financial Institution
15 3 (0.18%) Back Office
15 3 (0.18%) Billing
15 3 (0.18%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 1,125 (68.68%) Developer
2 718 (43.83%) .NET Developer
3 432 (26.37%) C# Developer
4 343 (20.94%) C# .NET Developer
5 144 (8.79%) ASP.NET Developer
6 143 (8.73%) Senior Developer
7 131 (8.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 128 (7.81%) DBA
9 120 (7.33%) Software Developer
9 120 (7.33%) SQL Developer
10 114 (6.96%) Analyst
11 103 (6.29%) SQL DBA
12 93 (5.68%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
13 74 (4.52%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 73 (4.46%) C# WPF Developer
14 73 (4.46%) WPF Developer
15 71 (4.33%) Lead Developer
16 67 (4.09%) .NET Software Developer
16 67 (4.09%) C# Software Developer
16 67 (4.09%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,014 (61.90%) .NET
2 688 (42.00%) ASP.NET
3 505 (30.83%) ASP.NET MVC
4 486 (29.67%) AngularJS
5 464 (28.33%) HTML
6 417 (25.46%) CSS
7 406 (24.79%) ASP.NET Web API
8 262 (16.00%) .NET Framework
9 238 (14.53%) RESTful
10 178 (10.87%) ASP.NET MVC 5
11 173 (10.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 166 (10.13%) .NET Core
13 164 (10.01%) WCF
13 164 (10.01%) Web Services
14 142 (8.67%) jQuery
15 130 (7.94%) HTML5
16 116 (7.08%) Entity Framework
17 110 (6.72%) WPF
18 94 (5.74%) Node.js
19 87 (5.31%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 226 (13.80%) Greenfield Project
2 95 (5.80%) Analytical Skills
3 81 (4.95%) Enterprise Software
4 49 (2.99%) Fintech
5 42 (2.56%) Replication
6 36 (2.20%) Self-Motivation
7 34 (2.08%) Mobile App
8 33 (2.01%) User Experience
9 29 (1.77%) Clustering
10 26 (1.59%) Tandem
11 25 (1.53%) iPhone
12 24 (1.47%) BBC
12 24 (1.47%) PMI
12 24 (1.47%) Social Media
12 24 (1.47%) Social Network
13 19 (1.16%) Management Information System
14 17 (1.04%) Data Centre
15 13 (0.79%) Algorithms
15 13 (0.79%) Data Structures
16 9 (0.55%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 226 (13.80%) Windows
2 97 (5.92%) Windows Server
3 86 (5.25%) Linux
4 49 (2.99%) Android
5 41 (2.50%) Unix
6 35 (2.14%) Windows Server 2012
7 19 (1.16%) Apple iOS
7 19 (1.16%) Windows Server 2008
8 17 (1.04%) Windows 10
9 12 (0.73%) Windows 7
10 11 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 8 (0.49%) Windows 8
12 6 (0.37%) Solaris
13 4 (0.24%) CentOS
14 3 (0.18%) Mac OS
14 3 (0.18%) OS/400
14 3 (0.18%) Windows 2000 Server
15 2 (0.12%) Debian
15 2 (0.12%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.12%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 824 (50.31%) Agile Software Development
2 666 (40.66%) MVC
3 380 (23.20%) TDD
4 308 (18.80%) Scrum
5 295 (18.01%) Web Application Development
6 254 (15.51%) Continuous Integration
7 196 (11.97%) BDD
7 196 (11.97%) Business Intelligence
8 192 (11.72%) Dependency Injection
9 191 (11.66%) Kanban
9 191 (11.66%) Problem-Solving
10 168 (10.26%) OO
11 109 (6.65%) ETL
12 107 (6.53%) Web Development
13 100 (6.11%) Performance Tuning
14 96 (5.86%) MVVM
15 93 (5.68%) SDLC
16 80 (4.88%) Software Engineering
17 75 (4.58%) ITIL
17 75 (4.58%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 999 (60.99%) C#
2 703 (42.92%) SQL
3 550 (33.58%) JavaScript
4 348 (21.25%) T-SQL
5 89 (5.43%) Java
6 81 (4.95%) TypeScript
7 76 (4.64%) Ruby
8 66 (4.03%) PHP
9 52 (3.17%) VB.NET
10 41 (2.50%) PowerShell
11 38 (2.32%) VB
12 32 (1.95%) Python
13 30 (1.83%) VBA
14 26 (1.59%) C++
15 18 (1.10%) C
16 13 (0.79%) VB6
17 12 (0.73%) ES6
18 11 (0.67%) R
19 10 (0.61%) Scala
20 9 (0.55%) Perl
Qualifications
1 148 (9.04%) Degree
2 69 (4.21%) Microsoft Certification
3 24 (1.47%) PMI Certification
4 21 (1.28%) ISEB
5 18 (1.10%) MCSE
6 15 (0.92%) CCNA
6 15 (0.92%) Cisco Certification
6 15 (0.92%) ISTQB
7 13 (0.79%) Computer Science Degree
8 8 (0.49%) MCP
9 7 (0.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 5 (0.31%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (0.31%) PhD
10 5 (0.31%) Security Cleared
11 4 (0.24%) MCITP
12 3 (0.18%) CISSP
12 3 (0.18%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 3 (0.18%) Master's Degree
12 3 (0.18%) MCTS
12 3 (0.18%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (3.11%) QA
2 18 (1.10%) GDPR
3 16 (0.98%) SLA
4 11 (0.67%) Data Quality
5 8 (0.49%) PCI DSS
6 7 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 5 (0.31%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 64 (3.91%) Active Directory
2 41 (2.50%) Docker
3 34 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
4 20 (1.22%) Hyper-V
4 20 (1.22%) vSphere
5 13 (0.79%) XenApp
6 10 (0.61%) XenDesktop
7 8 (0.49%) Virtual Machines
8 7 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
9 6 (0.37%) VirtualBox
10 3 (0.18%) Corosync
10 3 (0.18%) Terminal Services
10 3 (0.18%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (0.12%) HDFS
11 2 (0.12%) vCloud
12 1 (0.061%) KVM
12 1 (0.061%) NDS
12 1 (0.061%) NetIQ eDirectory
12 1 (0.061%) Shibboleth
12 1 (0.061%) Xen
Systems Management
1 19 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
1 19 (1.16%) Puppet
2 14 (0.85%) Ansible
3 9 (0.55%) SCCM
4 8 (0.49%) Kubernetes
4 8 (0.49%) Microsoft Clustering
5 6 (0.37%) SCOM
6 5 (0.31%) SQL Sentry
7 4 (0.24%) cPanel
7 4 (0.24%) McAfee ePO
7 4 (0.24%) Nagios
7 4 (0.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 3 (0.18%) Backup Exec
8 3 (0.18%) BladeLogic
8 3 (0.18%) HAProxy
8 3 (0.18%) Icinga
8 3 (0.18%) Kibana
8 3 (0.18%) Opsview
8 3 (0.18%) Pacemaker
8 3 (0.18%) Terraform
Vendors
1 632 (38.58%) Microsoft
2 84 (5.13%) Oracle
3 74 (4.52%) VMware
4 72 (4.40%) Facebook
5 69 (4.21%) Google
6 36 (2.20%) SAP
7 31 (1.89%) Xamarin
8 24 (1.47%) Apple
8 24 (1.47%) Sony
8 24 (1.47%) Twitter
8 24 (1.47%) Yahoo!
9 23 (1.40%) RedGate
10 22 (1.34%) Cisco
10 22 (1.34%) Tableau
11 20 (1.22%) Citrix
12 19 (1.16%) Cognos
13 10 (0.61%) WorldPay
14 9 (0.55%) New Relic
15 8 (0.49%) HP
15 8 (0.49%) Hyperion