Period
to 16 June 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 16 June 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
England > North West
6 months to
16 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 13 9 7
Rank change year-on-year -4 -2 -1
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 1,350 2,036 2,499
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.13% 16.61% 19.62%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 47.17% 48.63% 56.63%
Number of salaries quoted 1,093 1,804 2,280
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £29,750 £26,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £61,250 £59,625 £57,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £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 2,862 4,187 4,413
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 27.84% 34.15% 34.65%
Number of salaries quoted 2,199 3,569 3,767
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £67,187 £65,000 £60,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -

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 16 June 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 16 June 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 -6 730 £42,750 +0.59% 62
Cheshire -3 306 £43,000 +1.18% 47
Lancashire -4 180 £40,000 +14.29% 11
Merseyside -5 117 £42,500 +11.84% 19
Cumbria +4 10 £32,500 +8.33% 1
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 16 June 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.

1 706 (52.30%) .NET
2 675 (50.00%) C#
3 646 (47.85%) SQL
4 612 (45.33%) Microsoft
5 504 (37.33%) Agile Software Development
6 391 (28.96%) MVC
7 388 (28.74%) ASP.NET
8 354 (26.22%) JavaScript
9 321 (23.78%) HTML
10 299 (22.15%) Microsoft Azure
11 289 (21.41%) T-SQL
12 281 (20.81%) CSS
13 276 (20.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 276 (20.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 239 (17.70%) ASP.NET MVC
15 235 (17.41%) Windows
16 234 (17.33%) Business Intelligence
17 233 (17.26%) Finance
18 212 (15.70%) AngularJS
18 212 (15.70%) Problem-Solving
19 174 (12.89%) .NET Framework
20 167 (12.37%) Data Warehouse
21 165 (12.22%) Degree
22 159 (11.78%) Git (software)
23 154 (11.41%) ASP.NET Web API
24 153 (11.33%) Scrum
25 147 (10.89%) XML
26 145 (10.74%) OO
27 143 (10.59%) jQuery
28 139 (10.30%) TDD

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 62 (4.59%) IIS
2 30 (2.22%) MS Exchange
3 27 (2.00%) WebSphere
4 26 (1.93%) Apache
5 23 (1.70%) Tomcat
6 19 (1.41%) Confluence
6 19 (1.41%) Elasticsearch
6 19 (1.41%) SharePoint
7 17 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2010
8 13 (0.96%) BizTalk Server
8 13 (0.96%) CMS
9 10 (0.74%) Apache Spark
9 10 (0.74%) Umbraco
10 9 (0.67%) NServiceBus
11 8 (0.59%) SAS
11 8 (0.59%) SharePoint 2010
12 7 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2013
13 6 (0.44%) Drupal
13 6 (0.44%) Skype for Business
14 5 (0.37%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 74 (5.48%) Microsoft Office
2 40 (2.96%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.22%) SPSS
4 2 (0.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.15%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.15%) S-PLUS
4 2 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.15%) Stata
5 1 (0.074%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 19 (1.41%) Dynamics AX
2 13 (0.96%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.52%) Payment Gateway
3 7 (0.52%) Unit4 Business World
4 5 (0.37%) FLEXCUBE
5 4 (0.30%) Cognos TM1
6 3 (0.22%) NetSuite
7 2 (0.15%) iTrent
7 2 (0.15%) Sage 50
8 1 (0.074%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.074%) Elite 3E
8 1 (0.074%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.074%) Oracle ERP
8 1 (0.074%) Sage 200
8 1 (0.074%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 299 (22.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 110 (8.15%) Power Platform
3 101 (7.48%) Amazon AWS
4 57 (4.22%) Office 365
5 31 (2.30%) GitHub
6 30 (2.22%) SaaS
7 25 (1.85%) Dynamics 365
8 22 (1.63%) Azure Active Directory
9 21 (1.56%) Azure Data Factory
10 18 (1.33%) Serverless
11 17 (1.26%) Amazon EC2
11 17 (1.26%) Amazon S3
11 17 (1.26%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 15 (1.11%) AWS Lambda
13 14 (1.04%) Google Cloud Platform
14 11 (0.81%) Datadog
14 11 (0.81%) Slack
15 7 (0.52%) Google Play
16 6 (0.44%) IaaS
16 6 (0.44%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 86 (6.37%) Broadband
2 51 (3.78%) DNS
3 43 (3.19%) Internet
4 37 (2.74%) DHCP
5 28 (2.07%) Firewall
5 28 (2.07%) TCP/IP
6 24 (1.78%) HTTP
6 24 (1.78%) LAN
6 24 (1.78%) VLAN
6 24 (1.78%) WAN
7 22 (1.63%) VoIP
8 19 (1.41%) VPN
9 15 (1.11%) SMTP
10 8 (0.59%) SAN
10 8 (0.59%) Wireless
11 7 (0.52%) Unified Communications
12 6 (0.44%) FTP
12 6 (0.44%) SSL
13 5 (0.37%) OpenLDAP
13 5 (0.37%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 276 (20.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 276 (20.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 167 (12.37%) Data Warehouse
3 128 (9.48%) SQL Server 2016
4 118 (8.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 110 (8.15%) Power BI
6 106 (7.85%) Relational Database
7 97 (7.19%) MySQL
7 97 (7.19%) SQL Server 2012
8 94 (6.96%) NoSQL
9 90 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
10 66 (4.89%) MongoDB
11 46 (3.41%) PostgreSQL
12 40 (2.96%) BusinessObjects
13 38 (2.81%) SQL Server 2014
14 36 (2.67%) QlikView
15 35 (2.59%) RDBMS
16 33 (2.44%) Azure SQL Database
17 27 (2.00%) Redis
18 24 (1.78%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 159 (11.78%) Git (software)
2 104 (7.70%) Team Foundation Server
3 92 (6.81%) Visual Studio
4 52 (3.85%) JIRA
5 36 (2.67%) SoapUI
6 28 (2.07%) Jenkins
7 26 (1.93%) TeamCity
8 23 (1.70%) Selenium
9 19 (1.41%) Grunt
10 16 (1.19%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 15 (1.11%) NUnit
12 13 (0.96%) Mercurial
12 13 (0.96%) Octopus Deploy
13 10 (0.74%) IBM UrbanCode
13 10 (0.74%) ReSharper
14 9 (0.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 9 (0.67%) Bitbucket
14 9 (0.67%) gulp
15 8 (0.59%) MSTest
16 7 (0.52%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 233 (17.26%) Finance
2 73 (5.41%) Telecoms
3 69 (5.11%) Retail
4 59 (4.37%) Banking
5 52 (3.85%) Marketing
6 44 (3.26%) Manufacturing
7 39 (2.89%) Games
8 24 (1.78%) Legal
9 21 (1.56%) Electronics
10 19 (1.41%) Law
11 18 (1.33%) Advertising
12 17 (1.26%) Local Government
13 11 (0.81%) Automotive
14 6 (0.44%) Investment Banking
14 6 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
15 5 (0.37%) Back Office
16 4 (0.30%) Publishing
17 2 (0.15%) Private Banking
17 2 (0.15%) Retail Banking
18 1 (0.074%) German Language
Job Titles
1 773 (57.26%) Developer
2 317 (23.48%) .NET Developer
3 251 (18.59%) C# Developer
4 147 (10.89%) Analyst
5 146 (10.81%) C# .NET Developer
6 122 (9.04%) Senior Developer
7 99 (7.33%) Software Developer
7 99 (7.33%) SQL Developer
8 80 (5.93%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 70 (5.19%) DBA
10 62 (4.59%) SQL DBA
11 61 (4.52%) ASP.NET Developer
12 57 (4.22%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 57 (4.22%) SQL Analyst
13 47 (3.48%) Software Engineer
14 46 (3.41%) Senior .NET Developer
15 44 (3.26%) C# Software Developer
15 44 (3.26%) Full Stack Developer
16 42 (3.11%) Administrator
17 41 (3.04%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 706 (52.30%) .NET
2 388 (28.74%) ASP.NET
3 321 (23.78%) HTML
4 281 (20.81%) CSS
5 239 (17.70%) ASP.NET MVC
6 212 (15.70%) AngularJS
7 174 (12.89%) .NET Framework
8 154 (11.41%) ASP.NET Web API
9 147 (10.89%) XML
10 143 (10.59%) jQuery
11 135 (10.00%) Web Services
12 113 (8.37%) RESTful
13 106 (7.85%) REST
14 96 (7.11%) .NET Core
15 81 (6.00%) HTML5
16 76 (5.63%) Entity Framework
17 72 (5.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 69 (5.11%) React
18 69 (5.11%) SOAP
19 64 (4.74%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 117 (8.67%) Analytical Skills
2 99 (7.33%) Greenfield Project
3 70 (5.19%) Self-Motivation
4 60 (4.44%) Enterprise Software
5 46 (3.41%) Replication
6 30 (2.22%) Mobile App
7 28 (2.07%) User Experience
8 27 (2.00%) Management Information System
9 26 (1.93%) Clustering
9 26 (1.93%) Robotics
10 24 (1.78%) PKI
11 21 (1.56%) Data Centre
12 13 (0.96%) Tandem
13 12 (0.89%) Client/Server
14 11 (0.81%) Linux Command Line
15 9 (0.67%) EPoS
15 9 (0.67%) NHS
16 8 (0.59%) iPhone
17 7 (0.52%) Social Media
17 7 (0.52%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 235 (17.41%) Windows
2 116 (8.59%) Windows Server
3 94 (6.96%) Linux
4 67 (4.96%) Windows Server 2012
5 27 (2.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 25 (1.85%) Windows 10
7 20 (1.48%) Unix
8 18 (1.33%) Android
9 16 (1.19%) Windows 7
10 10 (0.74%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (0.30%) Apple iOS
11 4 (0.30%) Windows 2000 Server
11 4 (0.30%) Windows 8
12 3 (0.22%) AIX
12 3 (0.22%) Solaris
13 1 (0.074%) CentOS
13 1 (0.074%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.074%) SUSE
13 1 (0.074%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 504 (37.33%) Agile Software Development
2 391 (28.96%) MVC
3 234 (17.33%) Business Intelligence
4 212 (15.70%) Problem-Solving
5 153 (11.33%) Scrum
6 145 (10.74%) OO
7 139 (10.30%) TDD
8 128 (9.48%) Continuous Integration
9 124 (9.19%) ETL
10 120 (8.89%) SDLC
11 103 (7.63%) Software Engineering
12 96 (7.11%) DevOps
13 94 (6.96%) Test Automation
14 86 (6.37%) Performance Tuning
15 85 (6.30%) Data Modelling
15 85 (6.30%) Kanban
16 79 (5.85%) Mentoring
17 78 (5.78%) Continuous Improvement
17 78 (5.78%) Web Application Development
18 75 (5.56%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 675 (50.00%) C#
2 646 (47.85%) SQL
3 354 (26.22%) JavaScript
4 289 (21.41%) T-SQL
5 106 (7.85%) Java
6 83 (6.15%) PowerShell
7 79 (5.85%) C++
8 47 (3.48%) PHP
9 45 (3.33%) VB.NET
10 43 (3.19%) TypeScript
11 42 (3.11%) Python
12 41 (3.04%) VBA
13 34 (2.52%) Ruby
14 21 (1.56%) VB
15 18 (1.33%) PL/SQL
16 17 (1.26%) R
17 16 (1.19%) C
17 16 (1.19%) Scala
18 15 (1.11%) Groovy
18 15 (1.11%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 165 (12.22%) Degree
2 47 (3.48%) Microsoft Certification
3 44 (3.26%) ISTQB
4 33 (2.44%) MCSA
5 32 (2.37%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 30 (2.22%) CCNA
6 30 (2.22%) Cisco Certification
7 21 (1.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 19 (1.41%) SSCP
9 14 (1.04%) ISEB
9 14 (1.04%) MCP
10 10 (0.74%) HND
10 10 (0.74%) Microsoft Certified Architect
11 9 (0.67%) MCTS
12 8 (0.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 7 (0.52%) PMI Certification
13 7 (0.52%) Security Cleared
14 5 (0.37%) CCNP
14 5 (0.37%) ITIL Certification
14 5 (0.37%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (5.04%) QA
2 40 (2.96%) SLA
3 17 (1.26%) Data Quality
4 13 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 12 (0.89%) GDPR
6 4 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials
7 3 (0.22%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.074%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.074%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 101 (7.48%) Active Directory
2 50 (3.70%) Hyper-V
2 50 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 42 (3.11%) Docker
4 17 (1.26%) VMware ESXi
5 10 (0.74%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 7 (0.52%) XenApp
7 6 (0.44%) Shibboleth
7 6 (0.44%) vSphere
8 5 (0.37%) VirtualBox
9 2 (0.15%) NDS
9 2 (0.15%) NetIQ eDirectory
10 1 (0.074%) HDFS
10 1 (0.074%) KVM
10 1 (0.074%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.074%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.074%) Xen
10 1 (0.074%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 24 (1.78%) CA Service Virtualization
2 17 (1.26%) SQL Sentry
3 16 (1.19%) Kubernetes
3 16 (1.19%) Single Sign-On
4 15 (1.11%) Cisco CUCM
5 14 (1.04%) Ansible
5 14 (1.04%) WSUS
6 13 (0.96%) Terraform
7 11 (0.81%) Microsoft Clustering
8 10 (0.74%) Tivoli
9 8 (0.59%) SCCM
10 5 (0.37%) Backup Exec
10 5 (0.37%) Puppet
11 4 (0.30%) Opscode Chef
11 4 (0.30%) SCOM
12 3 (0.22%) Cisco UCCE
12 3 (0.22%) Cisco UCCX
12 3 (0.22%) McAfee ePO
12 3 (0.22%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 3 (0.22%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 612 (45.33%) Microsoft
2 124 (9.19%) Oracle
3 86 (6.37%) VMware
4 51 (3.78%) Cisco
5 47 (3.48%) SAP
6 43 (3.19%) Pega
6 43 (3.19%) Tableau
7 28 (2.07%) Salesforce.com
8 27 (2.00%) IBM
9 26 (1.93%) Google
10 24 (1.78%) CA
11 22 (1.63%) RedGate
12 21 (1.56%) Cognos
13 20 (1.48%) Facebook
14 18 (1.33%) Sage
15 16 (1.19%) Xamarin
16 13 (0.96%) Citrix
16 13 (0.96%) IDERA
17 10 (0.74%) TIBCO
18 8 (0.59%) NetIQ