Period
to 20 April 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 20 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
England > North West
6 months to
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 9 6 5
Rank change year-on-year -3 -1 +1
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2,105 2,492 2,114
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 16.25% 20.10% 18.64%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 47.86% 57.81% 58.94%
Number of salaries quoted 1,879 2,301 1,937
North West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £56,250 £53,750
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 4,398 4,311 3,587
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 33.95% 34.78% 31.63%
Number of salaries quoted 3,745 3,719 3,114
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £63,750 £60,000 £56,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +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 20 April 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 20 April 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 -6 1,073 £42,500 +6.25% 158
Cheshire -1 605 £42,500 +8.97% 90
Lancashire +5 214 £35,000 - 41
Merseyside -2 192 £40,000 - 37
Cumbria +2 12 £30,000 -14.29% 1
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 1,292 (61.38%) .NET
2 1,193 (56.67%) C#
3 991 (47.08%) Agile Software Development
4 938 (44.56%) SQL
5 904 (42.95%) ASP.NET
6 859 (40.81%) MVC
7 762 (36.20%) Microsoft
8 587 (27.89%) ASP.NET MVC
9 562 (26.70%) TDD
10 485 (23.04%) JavaScript
11 470 (22.33%) HTML
12 435 (20.67%) CSS
12 435 (20.67%) ASP.NET Web API
13 406 (19.29%) Windows
14 402 (19.10%) SQL Server 2016
15 400 (19.00%) Web Application Development
16 389 (18.48%) .NET Framework
17 366 (17.39%) AngularJS
18 363 (17.24%) T-SQL
19 359 (17.05%) ASP.NET MVC 5
20 347 (16.48%) BDD
21 346 (16.44%) WCF
22 342 (16.25%) RESTful
23 341 (16.20%) Finance
24 323 (15.34%) Scrum
25 321 (15.25%) Git (software)
26 318 (15.11%) Business Intelligence
27 299 (14.20%) Microsoft Azure
28 297 (14.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
29 292 (13.87%) Twitter Bootstrap

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 80 (3.80%) IIS
2 71 (3.37%) CMS
3 64 (3.04%) Elasticsearch
4 54 (2.57%) SharePoint
5 41 (1.95%) MS Exchange
6 32 (1.52%) Umbraco
7 26 (1.24%) Skype for Business
8 25 (1.19%) Apache
8 25 (1.19%) Sitecore CMS
9 18 (0.86%) BizTalk Server
9 18 (0.86%) NServiceBus
10 16 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2007
10 16 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2013
11 14 (0.67%) WordPress
12 12 (0.57%) EPiServer
13 10 (0.48%) Confluence
14 9 (0.43%) Tomcat
15 8 (0.38%) SAS
15 8 (0.38%) SharePoint Server
16 6 (0.29%) Content Management Server
Applications
1 72 (3.42%) Microsoft Excel
2 66 (3.14%) Microsoft Office
3 15 (0.71%) MS Visio
4 12 (0.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 11 (0.52%) Microsoft Project
6 9 (0.43%) Photoshop
7 6 (0.29%) Adobe After Effects
7 6 (0.29%) Adobe Illustrator
7 6 (0.29%) Adobe Premiere
7 6 (0.29%) Chatbot
7 6 (0.29%) InDesign
8 2 (0.095%) SPSS
9 1 (0.048%) Fireworks
9 1 (0.048%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 36 (1.71%) Dynamics NAV
2 35 (1.66%) Dynamics CRM
3 22 (1.05%) Elite 3E
4 15 (0.71%) Workfront
5 7 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
5 7 (0.33%) Sage 200
6 5 (0.24%) Magento
7 4 (0.19%) Carpe Diem
7 4 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
8 3 (0.14%) OpenCart
8 3 (0.14%) osCommerce
9 2 (0.095%) Cognos TM1
9 2 (0.095%) FastStats
10 1 (0.048%) BusinessWorks
10 1 (0.048%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 1 (0.048%) Fredhopper
10 1 (0.048%) Hyperion Planning
10 1 (0.048%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
10 1 (0.048%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 299 (14.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 209 (9.93%) Amazon AWS
3 87 (4.13%) Office 365
4 36 (1.71%) GitHub
5 34 (1.62%) SaaS
6 32 (1.52%) Google Play
7 24 (1.14%) Dynamics 365
8 20 (0.95%) DigitalOcean
8 20 (0.95%) Google Analytics
9 17 (0.81%) Google Cloud Platform
10 15 (0.71%) IaaS
11 12 (0.57%) PaaS
12 9 (0.43%) AWS CloudFormation
13 8 (0.38%) Serverless
14 7 (0.33%) AWS Lambda
15 6 (0.29%) Adobe Creative Cloud
15 6 (0.29%) NuGet
16 5 (0.24%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 5 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
16 5 (0.24%) Google Tag Manager
Communications & Networking
1 56 (2.66%) Internet
2 50 (2.38%) SAN
3 46 (2.19%) WAN
4 34 (1.62%) LAN
5 33 (1.57%) Firewall
6 31 (1.47%) Broadband
7 28 (1.33%) DNS
8 26 (1.24%) TCP/IP
9 25 (1.19%) HTTP
9 25 (1.19%) VLAN
10 21 (1.00%) VoIP
11 19 (0.90%) PBX
11 19 (0.90%) VPN
12 17 (0.81%) Skype
12 17 (0.81%) Unified Communications
13 13 (0.62%) DHCP
14 8 (0.38%) Network Security
14 8 (0.38%) Reverse Proxy
15 7 (0.33%) Intranet
15 7 (0.33%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 402 (19.10%) SQL Server 2016
2 297 (14.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 259 (12.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 202 (9.60%) Data Warehouse
5 191 (9.07%) SQL Server 2014
6 181 (8.60%) MongoDB
7 172 (8.17%) NoSQL
8 164 (7.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 139 (6.60%) MySQL
10 116 (5.51%) SQL Server 2008
11 103 (4.89%) Relational Database
12 101 (4.80%) SQL Server 2012
13 99 (4.70%) Power BI
14 56 (2.66%) SQL Server 2005
15 50 (2.38%) QlikView
16 46 (2.19%) Big Data
16 46 (2.19%) RavenDB
17 41 (1.95%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 37 (1.76%) RDBMS
19 34 (1.62%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 321 (15.25%) Git (software)
2 155 (7.36%) Visual Studio
3 96 (4.56%) Team Foundation Server
4 86 (4.09%) JIRA
5 78 (3.71%) TeamCity
6 66 (3.14%) NUnit
7 54 (2.57%) Selenium
8 51 (2.42%) Jenkins
9 44 (2.09%) MSTest
10 41 (1.95%) Subversion
11 33 (1.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 30 (1.43%) Bitbucket
13 24 (1.14%) Grunt
14 23 (1.09%) PHPUnit
15 19 (0.90%) gulp
16 18 (0.86%) Moq
17 16 (0.76%) CA Release Automation
17 16 (0.76%) Rhino Mocks
18 14 (0.67%) Gradle
18 14 (0.67%) SpecFlow
General
1 341 (16.20%) Finance
2 132 (6.27%) Games
3 126 (5.99%) Retail
4 124 (5.89%) Advertising
5 70 (3.33%) Legal
5 70 (3.33%) Telecoms
6 65 (3.09%) Marketing
7 52 (2.47%) Banking
8 27 (1.28%) Manufacturing
9 26 (1.24%) Investment Banking
10 23 (1.09%) Law
11 18 (0.86%) Music Industry
12 13 (0.62%) Back Office
13 11 (0.52%) Automotive
14 7 (0.33%) Publishing
15 6 (0.29%) Aerospace
16 5 (0.24%) Electronics
17 4 (0.19%) Brand Awareness
18 3 (0.14%) Local Government
19 2 (0.095%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1,354 (64.32%) Developer
2 849 (40.33%) .NET Developer
3 385 (18.29%) C# Developer
4 313 (14.87%) C# .NET Developer
5 158 (7.51%) Analyst
6 148 (7.03%) SQL Developer
7 141 (6.70%) Software Developer
8 129 (6.13%) ASP.NET Developer
9 118 (5.61%) Senior Developer
10 116 (5.51%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 114 (5.42%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 100 (4.75%) .NET Software Developer
13 94 (4.47%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
14 89 (4.23%) DBA
15 87 (4.13%) Architect
15 87 (4.13%) C# Software Developer
16 80 (3.80%) Junior
17 77 (3.66%) Software Engineer
18 65 (3.09%) Junior Developer
19 63 (2.99%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,292 (61.38%) .NET
2 904 (42.95%) ASP.NET
3 587 (27.89%) ASP.NET MVC
4 470 (22.33%) HTML
5 435 (20.67%) ASP.NET Web API
5 435 (20.67%) CSS
6 389 (18.48%) .NET Framework
7 366 (17.39%) AngularJS
8 359 (17.05%) ASP.NET MVC 5
9 346 (16.44%) WCF
10 342 (16.25%) RESTful
11 292 (13.87%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 243 (11.54%) Node.js
13 222 (10.55%) jQuery
14 220 (10.45%) Entity Framework
15 206 (9.79%) KnockoutJS
16 192 (9.12%) Web Services
17 149 (7.08%) WPF
18 139 (6.60%) HTML5
19 115 (5.46%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 154 (7.32%) Analytical Skills
2 151 (7.17%) Greenfield Project
3 92 (4.37%) Self-Motivation
4 82 (3.90%) Fintech
5 81 (3.85%) Computer Science
6 74 (3.52%) Enterprise Software
7 72 (3.42%) Mobile App
8 69 (3.28%) Management Information System
9 55 (2.61%) User Experience
10 38 (1.81%) Social Network
11 35 (1.66%) Clustering
12 32 (1.52%) iPhone
13 26 (1.24%) Replication
14 23 (1.09%) Linux Command Line
15 21 (1.00%) Client/Server
16 17 (0.81%) NHS
17 15 (0.71%) Data Centre
18 14 (0.67%) Tandem
19 12 (0.57%) Data Structures
20 11 (0.52%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 406 (19.29%) Windows
2 151 (7.17%) Windows Server
3 125 (5.94%) Linux
4 88 (4.18%) Windows Server 2008
5 80 (3.80%) Windows Server 2012
6 77 (3.66%) Unix
7 43 (2.04%) Android
8 28 (1.33%) Windows Server 2003
9 27 (1.28%) Windows 10
10 18 (0.86%) Windows 7
11 12 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 10 (0.48%) AIX
13 9 (0.43%) Solaris
14 7 (0.33%) Mac OS X
15 6 (0.29%) Apple iOS
15 6 (0.29%) HPUX
15 6 (0.29%) Ubuntu
16 5 (0.24%) Windows 8
17 4 (0.19%) CentOS
18 3 (0.14%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 991 (47.08%) Agile Software Development
2 859 (40.81%) MVC
3 562 (26.70%) TDD
4 400 (19.00%) Web Application Development
5 347 (16.48%) BDD
6 323 (15.34%) Scrum
7 318 (15.11%) Business Intelligence
8 252 (11.97%) OO
9 218 (10.36%) Dependency Injection
10 216 (10.26%) Continuous Integration
11 193 (9.17%) Web Development
12 180 (8.55%) Problem-Solving
13 165 (7.84%) Kanban
14 158 (7.51%) ETL
15 147 (6.98%) Software Engineering
16 139 (6.60%) SDLC
17 116 (5.51%) E-Commerce
18 112 (5.32%) Test Automation
19 102 (4.85%) ITIL
20 95 (4.51%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 1,193 (56.67%) C#
2 938 (44.56%) SQL
3 485 (23.04%) JavaScript
4 363 (17.24%) T-SQL
5 221 (10.50%) Ruby
6 108 (5.13%) PowerShell
7 107 (5.08%) Java
8 102 (4.85%) VB.NET
9 92 (4.37%) PHP
10 91 (4.32%) VBA
11 78 (3.71%) Python
12 70 (3.33%) VB
13 59 (2.80%) F#
14 56 (2.66%) C
15 54 (2.57%) TypeScript
16 18 (0.86%) C++
17 16 (0.76%) Perl
17 16 (0.76%) PL/SQL
18 15 (0.71%) Shell Script
18 15 (0.71%) VB6
Qualifications
1 118 (5.61%) Degree
2 98 (4.66%) Microsoft Certification
3 66 (3.14%) MCSE
4 30 (1.43%) MCSA
5 29 (1.38%) MCP
6 27 (1.28%) Security Cleared
7 22 (1.05%) ISEB
8 13 (0.62%) SC Cleared
9 10 (0.48%) ISTQB
10 9 (0.43%) Computer Science Degree
11 8 (0.38%) HNC
12 7 (0.33%) Cisco Certification
13 6 (0.29%) Master's Degree
13 6 (0.29%) MCPD
14 5 (0.24%) BPSS Clearance
14 5 (0.24%) CCNA
14 5 (0.24%) PMI Certification
15 4 (0.19%) HND
15 4 (0.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 4 (0.19%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (3.47%) QA
2 24 (1.14%) SLA
3 16 (0.76%) Data Quality
4 5 (0.24%) GDPR
4 5 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.19%) ISO 9001
5 4 (0.19%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.095%) GCP
7 1 (0.048%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 158 (7.51%) Active Directory
2 69 (3.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 56 (2.66%) Hyper-V
4 22 (1.05%) Docker
5 16 (0.76%) vSphere
6 13 (0.62%) Virtual Machines
7 11 (0.52%) XenApp
8 9 (0.43%) Terminal Services
9 7 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
10 5 (0.24%) BitLocker
11 4 (0.19%) Virtual Desktop
11 4 (0.19%) XenDesktop
12 2 (0.095%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 2 (0.095%) Firmware
12 2 (0.095%) Oracle RAC
13 1 (0.048%) ISA Server
13 1 (0.048%) Shibboleth
13 1 (0.048%) vCloud
13 1 (0.048%) VMware NSX
13 1 (0.048%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 59 (2.80%) Kibana
2 32 (1.52%) SCCM
3 31 (1.47%) WSUS
4 25 (1.19%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 24 (1.14%) Opscode Chef
6 19 (0.90%) Puppet
7 12 (0.57%) Microsoft Clustering
8 11 (0.52%) SCOM
9 8 (0.38%) Ansible
9 8 (0.38%) FortiGate
10 7 (0.33%) Kubernetes
10 7 (0.33%) Single Sign-On
11 6 (0.29%) BladeLogic
12 5 (0.24%) Failover Clustering
13 4 (0.19%) Ambari
13 4 (0.19%) Marathon
13 4 (0.19%) Mesos
13 4 (0.19%) Microsoft Intune
13 4 (0.19%) Packer
13 4 (0.19%) rkt
Vendors
1 762 (36.20%) Microsoft
2 164 (7.79%) Oracle
3 119 (5.65%) VMware
4 111 (5.27%) Google
5 57 (2.71%) Facebook
5 57 (2.71%) Tableau
6 51 (2.42%) Capita
7 41 (1.95%) SAP
8 37 (1.76%) Sitecore
9 36 (1.71%) Xamarin
10 35 (1.66%) Citrix
11 34 (1.62%) WorldPay
12 32 (1.52%) Cisco
13 30 (1.43%) HP
14 25 (1.19%) IBM
14 25 (1.19%) Teradata
14 25 (1.19%) Twitter
15 21 (1.00%) Cognos
16 20 (0.95%) New Relic
17 19 (0.90%) Informatica