The table below looks at the statistics for SQL skills in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SQL over the 3 months to 2 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 3 3 2
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Permanent jobs citing SQL 1263 1544 1913
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 22.29% 23.49% 26.79%
As % of the Programming Languages category 43.12% 44.96% 47.54%
Number of salaries quoted 1110 1330 1623
Median salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £50,000 £48,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,550
% change year-on-year
- +6.52%
SQL
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West region.

Programming Languages Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
2929 3434 4024
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 51.70% 52.24% 56.35%
Number of salaries quoted 2502 2899 3437
Median salary £40,000 £38,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +1.26%

SQL
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of job ads across the North West region citing SQL as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

SQL Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

SQL
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SQL across the North West region.

SQL Salary Trend in the North West

SQL
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SQL across the North West region over the 3 months to 2 May 2016.

SQL Salary Histogram in the North West

SQL
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 within the North West region over the 3 months to 2 May 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester 0 773 £40,000 +6.66% 161
Cheshire -1 251 £37,500 - 35
Lancashire 0 121 £32,500 -9.72% 27
Merseyside +1 92 £35,000 - 24
Cumbria +2 6 £35,000 -44.00% 1
SQL
England

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 2 May 2016, IT jobs citing SQL 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.

1 1037 (40.88%) SQL Server
2 883 (34.80%) .NET
3 737 (29.05%) C#
4 706 (27.83%) Agile Software Development
5 596 (23.49%) T-SQL
6 572 (22.55%) Microsoft
7 554 (21.84%) Finance
8 525 (20.69%) JavaScript
9 485 (19.12%) ASP.NET
10 466 (18.37%) HTML
11 449 (17.70%) Windows
12 425 (16.75%) Business Intelligence
13 422 (16.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 410 (16.16%) CSS
15 380 (14.98%) Oracle
16 371 (14.62%) MVC
17 370 (14.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 365 (14.39%) Java
19 353 (13.91%) MS Excel
20 329 (12.97%) SQL Server 2008
21 322 (12.69%) Degree
22 309 (12.18%) jQuery
23 249 (9.81%) Web Services
24 248 (9.78%) OO
25 237 (9.34%) Analytical Skills
26 223 (8.79%) Scrum
26 223 (8.79%) Software Engineering
27 220 (8.67%) XML
28 219 (8.63%) SQL Server 2012
29 212 (8.36%) ITIL

SQL
Top Related 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
1 108 (4.26%) IIS
2 101 (3.98%) SharePoint
3 77 (3.04%) SAS
4 69 (2.72%) MS Exchange
5 52 (2.05%) CMS
6 47 (1.85%) Confluence
7 44 (1.73%) BizTalk Server
7 44 (1.73%) WebLogic
8 43 (1.69%) Tomcat
9 42 (1.66%) WebSphere
10 41 (1.62%) Exchange Server 2010
11 40 (1.58%) Node.js
12 26 (1.02%) JBoss
13 24 (0.95%) Apache
13 24 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2013
13 24 (0.95%) Skype for Business
14 19 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2007
15 18 (0.71%) Umbraco
16 17 (0.67%) OpenStack
17 16 (0.63%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 353 (13.91%) MS Excel
2 99 (3.90%) MS Office
3 15 (0.59%) MS PowerPoint
4 14 (0.55%) MS Visio
5 11 (0.43%) Photoshop
6 4 (0.16%) SPSS
7 2 (0.079%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.079%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.079%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.039%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.039%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 34 (1.34%) Oracle Applications
2 27 (1.06%) Oracle EBS
3 18 (0.71%) Lorenzo
4 17 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
5 16 (0.63%) Oracle EBS R12
6 14 (0.55%) Oracle 11i
7 12 (0.47%) Dynamics NAV
7 12 (0.47%) Magento
8 10 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
8 10 (0.39%) Oracle Assets
8 10 (0.39%) Oracle Payables
9 8 (0.32%) Oracle General Ledger
9 8 (0.32%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 8 (0.32%) Oracle Receivables
9 8 (0.32%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 7 (0.28%) Infor M3
10 7 (0.28%) Oracle Cash Management
10 7 (0.28%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
10 7 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 7 (0.28%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 114 (4.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 61 (2.40%) Amazon AWS
3 44 (1.73%) Office 365
4 24 (0.95%) IaaS
4 24 (0.95%) PaaS
5 19 (0.75%) Amazon EC2
6 16 (0.63%) Google Analytics
7 15 (0.59%) SaaS
8 14 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
9 9 (0.35%) Adobe Analytics
10 7 (0.28%) GitHub
10 7 (0.28%) Google Tag Manager
11 5 (0.20%) Amazon S3
12 4 (0.16%) CloudFront
13 3 (0.12%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 3 (0.12%) Amazon ELB
13 3 (0.12%) AWS CloudFormation
14 1 (0.039%) DigitalOcean
14 1 (0.039%) Sage Pay
14 1 (0.039%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 87 (3.43%) SAN
2 64 (2.52%) Internet
3 63 (2.48%) Firewall
4 39 (1.54%) DNS
5 33 (1.30%) HTTP
6 32 (1.26%) DHCP
7 31 (1.22%) VPN
8 28 (1.10%) LAN
9 25 (0.99%) NAS
10 20 (0.79%) TCP/IP
10 20 (0.79%) WAN
11 13 (0.51%) VLAN
12 12 (0.47%) FTP
13 9 (0.35%) HTTPS
14 7 (0.28%) Network Security
15 6 (0.24%) Broadband
16 5 (0.20%) Cisco ASA
16 5 (0.20%) IP Telephony
16 5 (0.20%) MPLS
16 5 (0.20%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1037 (40.88%) SQL Server
2 422 (16.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 370 (14.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 329 (12.97%) SQL Server 2008
5 219 (8.63%) SQL Server 2012
6 203 (8.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 181 (7.13%) Data Warehouse
8 136 (5.36%) Relational Database
9 133 (5.24%) SQL Server 2014
10 120 (4.73%) MySQL
11 106 (4.18%) Oracle Database
12 90 (3.55%) NoSQL
13 74 (2.92%) SQL Server 2005
14 70 (2.76%) QlikView
15 60 (2.36%) Big Data
16 52 (2.05%) Oracle Reports
17 46 (1.81%) MongoDB
17 46 (1.81%) RDBMS
17 46 (1.81%) SQL Server 2000
18 43 (1.69%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 205 (8.08%) Team Foundation Server
2 190 (7.49%) Visual Studio
3 124 (4.89%) JIRA
4 111 (4.38%) Git (software)
5 89 (3.51%) Selenium
6 71 (2.80%) JUnit
7 61 (2.40%) NUnit
8 51 (2.01%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 49 (1.93%) MSTest
10 48 (1.89%) Subversion
11 36 (1.42%) Jenkins
12 34 (1.34%) Maven
12 34 (1.34%) Oracle Forms
13 30 (1.18%) Cucumber
13 30 (1.18%) Oracle APEX
14 26 (1.02%) Eclipse
15 25 (0.99%) Balsamiq Mockups
16 23 (0.91%) SoapUI
17 16 (0.63%) Jasmine
17 16 (0.63%) WebDriver
General
1 554 (21.84%) Finance
2 124 (4.89%) Retail
3 103 (4.06%) Marketing
4 101 (3.98%) Banking
5 69 (2.72%) Telecoms
6 55 (2.17%) Legal
7 54 (2.13%) Manufacturing
8 42 (1.66%) Games
9 40 (1.58%) Law
10 35 (1.38%) Back Office
11 21 (0.83%) Advertising
12 16 (0.63%) Billing
13 10 (0.39%) Publishing
14 9 (0.35%) Electronics
15 7 (0.28%) Financial Institution
15 7 (0.28%) General Ledger
16 5 (0.20%) Aerospace
17 4 (0.16%) Automotive
17 4 (0.16%) Local Government
17 4 (0.16%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 1152 (45.41%) Developer
2 570 (22.47%) Analyst
3 390 (15.37%) .NET Developer
4 359 (14.15%) SQL Developer
5 328 (12.93%) C# Developer
6 255 (10.05%) C# .NET Developer
7 216 (8.51%) DBA
8 197 (7.77%) SQL DBA
9 177 (6.98%) Software Developer
10 173 (6.82%) Senior Developer
11 158 (6.23%) Java Developer
12 154 (6.07%) ASP.NET Developer
13 125 (4.93%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 125 (4.93%) SQL Analyst
14 120 (4.73%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 112 (4.41%) Applications Support
16 109 (4.30%) Software Engineer
17 108 (4.26%) Support Analyst
18 95 (3.74%) JavaScript Developer
19 88 (3.47%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 883 (34.80%) .NET
2 485 (19.12%) ASP.NET
3 466 (18.37%) HTML
4 410 (16.16%) CSS
5 309 (12.18%) jQuery
6 249 (9.81%) Web Services
7 220 (8.67%) XML
8 199 (7.84%) .NET Framework
9 173 (6.82%) ASP.NET MVC
10 158 (6.23%) WCF
11 142 (5.60%) HTML5
12 130 (5.12%) Spring
13 126 (4.97%) AngularJS
14 120 (4.73%) LINQ
15 99 (3.90%) SOAP
16 95 (3.74%) REST
17 93 (3.67%) WPF
18 87 (3.43%) Entity Framework
19 85 (3.35%) Java EE
20 82 (3.23%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 237 (9.34%) Analytical Skills
2 152 (5.99%) Replication
3 118 (4.65%) Computer Science
4 81 (3.19%) Clustering
5 77 (3.04%) Mathematics
6 74 (2.92%) iPad
7 73 (2.88%) Visualisation
8 71 (2.80%) Enterprise Software
8 71 (2.80%) Management Information System
8 71 (2.80%) N-Tier
9 47 (1.85%) Mobile App
10 46 (1.81%) Data Centre
11 33 (1.30%) User Experience
12 31 (1.22%) Statistics
13 22 (0.87%) Data Structures
13 22 (0.87%) Physics
14 19 (0.75%) W3C
15 18 (0.71%) Credit Risk
16 17 (0.67%) Data Extraction
17 16 (0.63%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 449 (17.70%) Windows
2 180 (7.09%) Windows Server
3 175 (6.90%) Linux
4 137 (5.40%) Unix
5 109 (4.30%) Windows Server 2008
6 91 (3.59%) Windows Server 2012
7 55 (2.17%) Windows Server 2003
8 50 (1.97%) Android
9 36 (1.42%) Apple iOS
10 27 (1.06%) Windows 7
11 20 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 18 (0.71%) CentOS
12 18 (0.71%) Windows 8
13 13 (0.51%) AIX
14 11 (0.43%) Solaris
15 8 (0.32%) Windows 10
16 6 (0.24%) Windows Mobile
17 5 (0.20%) Windows 2000
18 4 (0.16%) Windows XP
19 3 (0.12%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 706 (27.83%) Agile Software Development
2 425 (16.75%) Business Intelligence
3 371 (14.62%) MVC
4 248 (9.78%) OO
5 223 (8.79%) Scrum
5 223 (8.79%) Software Engineering
6 212 (8.36%) ITIL
7 186 (7.33%) TDD
8 184 (7.25%) Project Management
9 163 (6.42%) Continuous Integration
10 158 (6.23%) Web Development
11 156 (6.15%) ETL
12 150 (5.91%) SDLC
13 148 (5.83%) E-Commerce
14 130 (5.12%) Mentoring
15 129 (5.08%) Unit Testing
16 123 (4.85%) High Availability
17 116 (4.57%) Analytics
18 111 (4.38%) Data Modelling
19 104 (4.10%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 737 (29.05%) C#
2 596 (23.49%) T-SQL
3 525 (20.69%) JavaScript
4 365 (14.39%) Java
5 149 (5.87%) PL/SQL
6 139 (5.48%) VB.NET
7 104 (4.10%) VB
7 104 (4.10%) VBA
8 102 (4.02%) PHP
9 92 (3.63%) PowerShell
10 91 (3.59%) C++
11 54 (2.13%) Python
12 40 (1.58%) VB6
13 37 (1.46%) Shell Script
14 29 (1.14%) Bash Shell
14 29 (1.14%) TypeScript
15 26 (1.02%) C
16 24 (0.95%) Ruby
17 20 (0.79%) ANSI SQL
17 20 (0.79%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 322 (12.69%) Degree
2 83 (3.27%) Microsoft Certification
3 69 (2.72%) ISEB
4 46 (1.81%) ISTQB
5 36 (1.42%) Security Cleared
6 29 (1.14%) MCSE
7 28 (1.10%) SC Cleared
8 20 (0.79%) Citrix Certification
9 18 (0.71%) Cisco Certification
10 17 (0.67%) CCNA
10 17 (0.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 16 (0.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 16 (0.63%) MCITP
12 13 (0.51%) BPSS Clearance
12 13 (0.51%) MCDBA
13 12 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
14 10 (0.39%) MCP
15 8 (0.32%) MCSA
15 8 (0.32%) PMI Certification
15 8 (0.32%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 121 (4.77%) QA
2 52 (2.05%) SLA
3 27 (1.06%) Data Quality
4 16 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 14 (0.55%) ISO 9001
6 10 (0.39%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.16%) COBIT
8 3 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.12%) WAI
9 2 (0.079%) SEPA
10 1 (0.039%) COSHH
System Software
1 147 (5.79%) Active Directory
2 53 (2.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (1.22%) Hyper-V
4 29 (1.14%) vSphere
5 25 (0.99%) XenApp
6 18 (0.71%) Oracle RAC
7 16 (0.63%) Microsoft App-V
8 15 (0.59%) Xen
8 15 (0.59%) XenServer
9 10 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
10 9 (0.35%) Docker
10 9 (0.35%) HDFS
10 9 (0.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 8 (0.32%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 8 (0.32%) EMC RecoverPoint
12 7 (0.28%) SRDF
13 6 (0.24%) Terminal Services
14 4 (0.16%) Firmware
14 4 (0.16%) VMware Server
15 2 (0.079%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 28 (1.10%) HP Quality Center
2 26 (1.02%) LiteSpeed
3 25 (0.99%) Oracle RMAN
3 25 (0.99%) Puppet
3 25 (0.99%) SCOM
4 24 (0.95%) Norton AntiVirus
5 21 (0.83%) Nagios
5 21 (0.83%) Opscode Chef
6 19 (0.75%) SCOrch
7 18 (0.71%) Data Guard
8 16 (0.63%) Cobbler
8 16 (0.63%) EdgeSight
8 16 (0.63%) SCCM
8 16 (0.63%) WSUS
9 15 (0.59%) Tivoli
10 13 (0.51%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 11 (0.43%) EMC NetWorker
11 11 (0.43%) WMI
12 10 (0.39%) Backup Exec
12 10 (0.39%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 572 (22.55%) Microsoft
2 380 (14.98%) Oracle
3 107 (4.22%) VMware
4 69 (2.72%) Tableau
5 62 (2.44%) Cisco
5 62 (2.44%) Citrix
5 62 (2.44%) HP
6 56 (2.21%) IBM
7 41 (1.62%) Teradata
8 32 (1.26%) Google
9 31 (1.22%) Remedy
10 28 (1.10%) EMC
10 28 (1.10%) Symantec
11 27 (1.06%) Cognos
12 24 (0.95%) Red Hat
12 24 (0.95%) SAP
13 21 (0.83%) Dell
14 20 (0.79%) Adobe
14 20 (0.79%) NetApp
15 19 (0.75%) Salesforce.com
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Salary: £30000 - £42000 per annum + bens
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Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Big Bonus + Bens
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Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
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