Period
to 18 September 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 18 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
England > North West
6 months to
18 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 15 9 8
Rank change year-on-year -6 -1 -3
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 1,231 1,836 2,437
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 11.69% 15.35% 18.54%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 43.38% 49.84% 54.29%
Number of salaries quoted 1,009 1,639 2,187
North West median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £58,750 £63,750 £57,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +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 2,838 3,684 4,489
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 26.95% 30.81% 34.16%
Number of salaries quoted 2,200 3,183 3,801
North West median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.45% +8.75% -
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £61,250
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +3.09% +2.11%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 -7 671 £45,000 - 184
Cheshire -4 276 £42,500 - 77
Lancashire -4 164 £40,000 +14.29% 29
Merseyside -6 108 £42,500 +6.25% 42
Cumbria -8 9 £35,000 - 3
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

1 644 (52.32%) .NET
2 630 (51.18%) C#
3 556 (45.17%) SQL
4 511 (41.51%) Microsoft
5 431 (35.01%) Agile Software Development
6 337 (27.38%) ASP.NET
7 313 (25.43%) MVC
8 293 (23.80%) JavaScript
9 266 (21.61%) HTML
10 256 (20.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 252 (20.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 242 (19.66%) Azure
13 240 (19.50%) T-SQL
14 226 (18.36%) CSS
15 220 (17.87%) Business Intelligence
16 209 (16.98%) Windows
17 188 (15.27%) Data Warehouse
18 186 (15.11%) Problem-Solving
19 175 (14.22%) Finance
20 169 (13.73%) ASP.NET MVC
21 162 (13.16%) .NET Framework
22 160 (13.00%) ETL
22 160 (13.00%) AngularJS
23 151 (12.27%) jQuery
24 146 (11.86%) Git (software)
25 143 (11.62%) Degree
26 140 (11.37%) XML
27 121 (9.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
28 119 (9.67%) Web Services
29 117 (9.50%) SDLC

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 46 (3.74%) IIS
2 35 (2.84%) MS Exchange
3 31 (2.52%) Apache
4 30 (2.44%) CMS
5 25 (2.03%) WebSphere
6 24 (1.95%) Tomcat
6 24 (1.95%) Umbraco
7 21 (1.71%) SharePoint
8 16 (1.30%) Apache Spark
8 16 (1.30%) Confluence
9 15 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2010
10 11 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2013
11 10 (0.81%) Kentico
12 8 (0.65%) SAS
13 7 (0.57%) BizTalk Server
14 6 (0.49%) Elasticsearch
14 6 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2007
14 6 (0.49%) NServiceBus
15 5 (0.41%) IBM Notes
16 4 (0.32%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 57 (4.63%) Microsoft Office
2 31 (2.52%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (0.89%) Spreadsheet
4 6 (0.49%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.24%) CATIA
5 3 (0.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.16%) SPSS
7 1 (0.081%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 19 (1.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (1.06%) Payment Gateway
3 9 (0.73%) Dynamics AX
3 9 (0.73%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 7 (0.57%) Unit4 Business World
5 3 (0.24%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.16%) Sage 50
7 1 (0.081%) Cognos TM1
7 1 (0.081%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.081%) Elite 3E
7 1 (0.081%) FastStats
7 1 (0.081%) FLEXCUBE
7 1 (0.081%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.081%) Sage 200
7 1 (0.081%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 242 (19.66%) Azure
2 103 (8.37%) Power Platform
3 63 (5.12%) AWS
4 52 (4.22%) Office 365
5 26 (2.11%) SaaS
6 23 (1.87%) Azure Data Factory
7 18 (1.46%) Azure Active Directory
8 12 (0.97%) GCP
9 8 (0.65%) Dynamics 365
10 7 (0.57%) GitHub
11 6 (0.49%) Asana
11 6 (0.49%) Serverless
12 5 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
13 4 (0.32%) Google Analytics
13 4 (0.32%) IaaS
13 4 (0.32%) Slack
14 3 (0.24%) Azure Machine Learning
14 3 (0.24%) ShareGate
15 2 (0.16%) Mimecast
15 2 (0.16%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 74 (6.01%) Broadband
2 57 (4.63%) DNS
3 42 (3.41%) DHCP
4 28 (2.27%) Firewall
4 28 (2.27%) VoIP
5 25 (2.03%) TCP/IP
6 24 (1.95%) VLAN
7 22 (1.79%) LAN
8 21 (1.71%) WAN
9 20 (1.62%) HTTP
10 19 (1.54%) Internet
11 15 (1.22%) VPN
12 13 (1.06%) SMTP
13 10 (0.81%) SAN
14 9 (0.73%) FTP
15 7 (0.57%) Wireless
16 6 (0.49%) Skype
17 5 (0.41%) SMS
17 5 (0.41%) Unified Communications
18 4 (0.32%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 256 (20.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 252 (20.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 188 (15.27%) Data Warehouse
4 121 (9.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 103 (8.37%) Power BI
6 89 (7.23%) Relational Database
7 84 (6.82%) SQL Server 2012
8 71 (5.77%) SQL Server 2008
9 66 (5.36%) MongoDB
10 55 (4.47%) NoSQL
11 52 (4.22%) MySQL
12 49 (3.98%) SQL Server 2016
13 46 (3.74%) BusinessObjects
14 40 (3.25%) SQL Server 2014
15 36 (2.92%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 35 (2.84%) PostgreSQL
17 31 (2.52%) Azure SQL Database
17 31 (2.52%) Crystal Reports
18 25 (2.03%) QlikView
19 21 (1.71%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 146 (11.86%) Git (software)
2 90 (7.31%) Visual Studio
3 75 (6.09%) Team Foundation Server
4 60 (4.87%) JIRA
5 35 (2.84%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 32 (2.60%) SoapUI
7 30 (2.44%) IBM UrbanCode
8 29 (2.36%) TeamCity
9 25 (2.03%) Selenium
10 17 (1.38%) Jenkins
10 17 (1.38%) Mercurial
11 12 (0.97%) ReSharper
11 12 (0.97%) Zephyr
12 11 (0.89%) Octopus Deploy
13 8 (0.65%) NUnit
13 8 (0.65%) Subversion
14 7 (0.57%) Bugzilla
15 5 (0.41%) Artifactory
15 5 (0.41%) Oracle Forms
15 5 (0.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 175 (14.22%) Finance
2 69 (5.61%) Retail
3 65 (5.28%) Banking
4 51 (4.14%) Telecoms
5 45 (3.66%) Marketing
6 42 (3.41%) Manufacturing
7 32 (2.60%) Legal
8 30 (2.44%) Public Sector
9 14 (1.14%) Law
10 13 (1.06%) Electronics
11 10 (0.81%) Games
11 10 (0.81%) Local Government
12 8 (0.65%) Housing Association
13 7 (0.57%) Automotive
13 7 (0.57%) Back Office
14 6 (0.49%) Advertising
14 6 (0.49%) Social Housing
15 5 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
16 4 (0.32%) Aerospace
17 3 (0.24%) Military
Job Titles
1 687 (55.81%) Developer
2 282 (22.91%) C# Developer
3 231 (18.77%) .NET Developer
4 134 (10.89%) C# .NET Developer
5 127 (10.32%) Senior Developer
6 123 (9.99%) Analyst
7 107 (8.69%) Software Developer
8 86 (6.99%) SQL Developer
9 85 (6.90%) C# Programmer
9 85 (6.90%) Programmer
10 73 (5.93%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 67 (5.44%) DBA
12 56 (4.55%) Senior C# Developer
13 54 (4.39%) SQL DBA
14 52 (4.22%) Lead Developer
15 48 (3.90%) Administrator
15 48 (3.90%) ASP.NET Developer
16 45 (3.66%) C# ASP.NET Developer
16 45 (3.66%) Software Engineer
17 42 (3.41%) C# Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 644 (52.32%) .NET
2 337 (27.38%) ASP.NET
3 266 (21.61%) HTML
4 226 (18.36%) CSS
5 169 (13.73%) ASP.NET MVC
6 162 (13.16%) .NET Framework
7 160 (13.00%) AngularJS
8 151 (12.27%) jQuery
9 140 (11.37%) XML
10 119 (9.67%) Web Services
11 115 (9.34%) .NET Core
12 91 (7.39%) ASP.NET Web API
13 90 (7.31%) REST
14 83 (6.74%) Entity Framework
15 82 (6.66%) WCF
16 69 (5.61%) React
17 62 (5.04%) RESTful
18 60 (4.87%) WPF
19 56 (4.55%) HTML5
20 53 (4.31%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 108 (8.77%) Analytical Skills
2 69 (5.61%) Greenfield Project
3 65 (5.28%) Self-Motivation
4 62 (5.04%) Enterprise Software
5 46 (3.74%) User Experience
6 33 (2.68%) Mobile App
7 28 (2.27%) Replication
8 26 (2.11%) Robotics
9 24 (1.95%) Management Information System
10 23 (1.87%) PKI
11 22 (1.79%) NHS
12 20 (1.62%) Clustering
13 9 (0.73%) Data Structures
13 9 (0.73%) EPoS
14 8 (0.65%) Client/Server
14 8 (0.65%) Life Science
15 6 (0.49%) FMCG
15 6 (0.49%) Mainframe
15 6 (0.49%) N-Tier
15 6 (0.49%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 209 (16.98%) Windows
2 105 (8.53%) Windows Server
3 71 (5.77%) Linux
4 49 (3.98%) Windows Server 2012
5 27 (2.19%) Android
6 25 (2.03%) Windows Server 2008
7 23 (1.87%) Unix
8 19 (1.54%) Apple iOS
9 18 (1.46%) Windows 10
10 12 (0.97%) Windows 7
11 11 (0.89%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (0.32%) AIX
13 3 (0.24%) Solaris
13 3 (0.24%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.16%) SUSE
14 2 (0.16%) VME
14 2 (0.16%) Windows XP
15 1 (0.081%) CentOS
15 1 (0.081%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 1 (0.081%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 431 (35.01%) Agile Software Development
2 313 (25.43%) MVC
3 220 (17.87%) Business Intelligence
4 186 (15.11%) Problem-Solving
5 160 (13.00%) ETL
6 117 (9.50%) SDLC
7 104 (8.45%) Software Engineering
8 102 (8.29%) Scrum
9 95 (7.72%) OO
9 95 (7.72%) Test Automation
10 94 (7.64%) Data Modelling
10 94 (7.64%) DevOps
11 90 (7.31%) TDD
12 84 (6.82%) Continuous Integration
13 82 (6.66%) Mentoring
14 73 (5.93%) Microservices
15 72 (5.85%) Continuous Improvement
16 71 (5.77%) Coaching
16 71 (5.77%) Line Management
17 67 (5.44%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 630 (51.18%) C#
2 556 (45.17%) SQL
3 293 (23.80%) JavaScript
4 240 (19.50%) T-SQL
5 76 (6.17%) PowerShell
6 74 (6.01%) C++
7 68 (5.52%) Java
8 63 (5.12%) VB.NET
9 52 (4.22%) VBA
10 47 (3.82%) TypeScript
11 41 (3.33%) Python
12 30 (2.44%) PHP
13 29 (2.36%) VB
14 16 (1.30%) VB6
15 15 (1.22%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 13 (1.06%) PL/SQL
16 13 (1.06%) Ruby
17 12 (0.97%) C
18 10 (0.81%) XAML
19 9 (0.73%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 143 (11.62%) Degree
2 52 (4.22%) Microsoft Certification
3 49 (3.98%) ISTQB
4 32 (2.60%) MCSA
5 31 (2.52%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 18 (1.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 16 (1.30%) CCNA
7 16 (1.30%) Cisco Certification
8 14 (1.14%) ISEB
9 10 (0.81%) HND
9 10 (0.81%) Master's Degree
9 10 (0.81%) SSCP
10 9 (0.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 9 (0.73%) MCTS
10 9 (0.73%) Security Cleared
11 7 (0.57%) MCP
11 7 (0.57%) Microsoft Certified Architect
12 5 (0.41%) Computer Science Degree
12 5 (0.41%) MCSD
13 4 (0.32%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (6.17%) QA
2 26 (2.11%) SLA
3 16 (1.30%) GDPR
4 12 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 10 (0.81%) Data Quality
6 6 (0.49%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.16%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.081%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.081%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 91 (7.39%) Active Directory
2 55 (4.47%) Hyper-V
3 47 (3.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 37 (3.01%) Docker
5 30 (2.44%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 15 (1.22%) VMware ESXi
7 12 (0.97%) vSphere
8 3 (0.24%) Shibboleth
8 3 (0.24%) XenApp
9 2 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (0.16%) VMware Server
9 2 (0.16%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.081%) HDFS
10 1 (0.081%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.081%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 30 (2.44%) Tivoli
2 24 (1.95%) CA Service Virtualization
3 20 (1.62%) WSUS
4 16 (1.30%) Cisco CUCM
5 11 (0.89%) HP ALM
6 9 (0.73%) Kubernetes
7 5 (0.41%) Ansible
7 5 (0.41%) Single Sign-On
8 4 (0.32%) Failover Clustering
8 4 (0.32%) HP Quality Center
8 4 (0.32%) Microsoft Clustering
8 4 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (0.32%) Puppet
9 3 (0.24%) SQL Sentry
10 2 (0.16%) Prometheus
11 1 (0.081%) Docker Swarm
11 1 (0.081%) Grafana
11 1 (0.081%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 1 (0.081%) Rancher
11 1 (0.081%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 511 (41.51%) Microsoft
2 95 (7.72%) Oracle
3 80 (6.50%) VMware
4 50 (4.06%) Tableau
5 48 (3.90%) IBM
6 46 (3.74%) Pega
7 44 (3.57%) Cisco
8 37 (3.01%) Xamarin
9 32 (2.60%) Salesforce.com
10 31 (2.52%) SAP
11 26 (2.11%) CA
12 18 (1.46%) Cognos
12 18 (1.46%) Google
12 18 (1.46%) HP
13 17 (1.38%) Citrix
14 13 (1.06%) Databricks
14 13 (1.06%) Sage
15 10 (0.81%) Avaya
15 10 (0.81%) Informatica
15 10 (0.81%) Intapp