Period
to 22 August 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for SQL skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited SQL over the 6 months to 22 August 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
22 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 7 4 4
Rank change year-on-year -3 0 0
Permanent jobs citing SQL 337 603 653
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 17.44% 20.79% 24.03%
As % of the Programming Languages category 33.60% 41.70% 44.57%
Number of salaries quoted 284 490 534
Cheshire median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £55,000 £56,375 £53,750
North West median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +5.26%

SQL is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Cheshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 1,003 1,446 1,465
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 51.92% 49.86% 53.90%
Number of salaries quoted 808 1,179 1,217
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +12.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £55,000
North West median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.27% +10.00% -

SQL
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing SQL as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for SQL in Cheshire

SQL
Salary Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SQL in Cheshire.

Salary trend for SQL in Cheshire

SQL
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SQL in Cheshire over the 6 months to 22 August 2019.

Salary histogram for SQL in Cheshire

SQL
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SQL within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 22 August 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
Warrington -3 70 £40,000 -5.88% 28
Chester 0 69 £37,500 -14.29% 31
Crewe -13 35 £35,000 -12.50% 11
Nantwich +3 27 £35,000 +3.70% 2
Knutsford -17 20 £54,000 +27.06% 7
Wilmslow +3 19 £42,500 -5.56% 5
Northwich 0 19 £38,000 -10.59% 2
Runcorn +10 17 £25,500 -41.71% 8
Macclesfield -5 9 £45,000 +33.33% 3
Winsford -1 6 £45,000 +23.29% 1
Daresbury -5 2 £34,500 - 1
Alderley Edge - 2 £32,500 - 1
Sandbach - 2 £45,500 -
Lymm - 1 £40,000 -
SQL
North West

For the 6 months to 22 August 2019, IT jobs citing SQL 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for SQL.

1 122 (36.20%) C#
2 120 (35.61%) .NET
3 114 (33.83%) SQL Server
4 90 (26.71%) Microsoft
5 78 (23.15%) Agile Software Development
6 76 (22.55%) Windows
7 72 (21.36%) HTML
8 68 (20.18%) Business Intelligence
9 66 (19.58%) JavaScript
10 60 (17.80%) Finance
11 57 (16.91%) T-SQL
12 53 (15.73%) Problem-Solving
13 51 (15.13%) CSS
13 51 (15.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 51 (15.13%) Azure
14 48 (14.24%) Oracle
15 47 (13.95%) Linux
15 47 (13.95%) DevOps
16 46 (13.65%) ASP.NET
17 45 (13.35%) QA
18 44 (13.06%) Power Platform
18 44 (13.06%) Power BI
19 43 (12.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 41 (12.17%) Web Services
21 40 (11.87%) Java
22 39 (11.57%) Microsoft Excel
23 37 (10.98%) MVC
23 37 (10.98%) ETL
23 37 (10.98%) Git (software)
24 36 (10.68%) REST

SQL
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 16 (4.75%) WebSphere
2 11 (3.26%) Apache
2 11 (3.26%) SharePoint
3 10 (2.97%) IIS
4 9 (2.67%) MS Exchange
5 6 (1.78%) CMS
5 6 (1.78%) Confluence
5 6 (1.78%) SAS
5 6 (1.78%) Umbraco
6 5 (1.48%) Apache Spark
6 5 (1.48%) IBM Notes
7 4 (1.19%) JBoss
7 4 (1.19%) WebLogic
8 3 (0.89%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (0.89%) Sitecore CMS
9 2 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (0.59%) Kentico
9 2 (0.59%) NServiceBus
9 2 (0.59%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 2 (0.59%) Tomcat
Applications
1 39 (11.57%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (3.26%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (1.19%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.59%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.30%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 8 (2.37%) SAP Business One
2 6 (1.78%) NetSuite
3 5 (1.48%) Oracle Assets
4 4 (1.19%) Dynamics GP
4 4 (1.19%) Dynamics NAV
4 4 (1.19%) Infor SunSystems
5 3 (0.89%) FLEXCUBE
6 1 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.30%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 51 (15.13%) Azure
2 44 (13.06%) Power Platform
3 23 (6.82%) AWS
4 14 (4.15%) SaaS
5 11 (3.26%) Office 365
6 5 (1.48%) GitHub
7 3 (0.89%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (0.89%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.89%) Google Analytics
7 3 (0.89%) Kong
7 3 (0.89%) OpenShift
7 3 (0.89%) Serverless
8 2 (0.59%) BlazeMeter
9 1 (0.30%) Amazon CloudSearch
9 1 (0.30%) Amazon ECS
9 1 (0.30%) Azure Functions
9 1 (0.30%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Flow
9 1 (0.30%) PowerApps
9 1 (0.30%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 24 (7.12%) TCP/IP
2 21 (6.23%) Firewall
3 18 (5.34%) VLAN
4 17 (5.04%) SAN
5 14 (4.15%) Cisco ASA
6 10 (2.97%) DHCP
6 10 (2.97%) DNS
7 5 (1.48%) FTP
8 4 (1.19%) LAN
8 4 (1.19%) NAS
8 4 (1.19%) VoIP
8 4 (1.19%) WAN
9 3 (0.89%) Internet
9 3 (0.89%) WLAN
10 2 (0.59%) HTTP
10 2 (0.59%) VPN
11 1 (0.30%) Modbus
11 1 (0.30%) Network Security
11 1 (0.30%) PPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 114 (33.83%) SQL Server
2 51 (15.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 44 (13.06%) Power BI
4 43 (12.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 30 (8.90%) Data Warehouse
6 25 (7.42%) QlikView
7 19 (5.64%) Crystal Reports
8 17 (5.04%) Oracle Database
9 15 (4.45%) Relational Database
10 14 (4.15%) MySQL
10 14 (4.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 11 (3.26%) Qlik Sense
12 10 (2.97%) Oracle Reports
12 10 (2.97%) SQL Server 2016
13 8 (2.37%) SAP HANA
14 7 (2.08%) MongoDB
14 7 (2.08%) PostgreSQL
14 7 (2.08%) SQL Server 2017
15 6 (1.78%) NoSQL
15 6 (1.78%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 37 (10.98%) Git (software)
2 22 (6.53%) Jenkins
2 22 (6.53%) JIRA
3 21 (6.23%) Visual Studio
4 19 (5.64%) Selenium
5 12 (3.56%) Oracle APEX
6 10 (2.97%) SoapUI
6 10 (2.97%) Team Foundation Server
7 9 (2.67%) Hudson
8 8 (2.37%) SpecFlow
8 8 (2.37%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 8 (2.37%) TeamCity
9 7 (2.08%) Oracle Forms
10 6 (1.78%) Visual Studio Team System
11 5 (1.48%) Octopus Deploy
11 5 (1.48%) Subversion
11 5 (1.48%) WebDriver
12 4 (1.19%) Bitbucket
12 4 (1.19%) Protractor
12 4 (1.19%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 60 (17.80%) Finance
2 22 (6.53%) Manufacturing
3 21 (6.23%) Banking
4 20 (5.93%) Retail
5 11 (3.26%) Billing
5 11 (3.26%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.19%) Games
6 4 (1.19%) German Language
7 3 (0.89%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.59%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.59%) Italian Language
8 2 (0.59%) Polish Language
8 2 (0.59%) Russian Language
8 2 (0.59%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.30%) Advertising
9 1 (0.30%) Law
9 1 (0.30%) Local Government
9 1 (0.30%) Marketing
9 1 (0.30%) Portuguese Language
9 1 (0.30%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 149 (44.21%) Developer
2 60 (17.80%) Analyst
3 38 (11.28%) .NET Developer
3 38 (11.28%) SQL Developer
4 29 (8.61%) DBA
5 26 (7.72%) SQL DBA
6 23 (6.82%) Applications Support
6 23 (6.82%) Support Analyst
7 22 (6.53%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 20 (5.93%) Consultant
9 19 (5.64%) C# Developer
9 19 (5.64%) Senior Developer
10 17 (5.04%) Software Developer
11 15 (4.45%) C# .NET Developer
12 14 (4.15%) IT Engineer
12 14 (4.15%) Technical Support
13 13 (3.86%) Applications Support Analyst
13 13 (3.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 12 (3.56%) Oracle Developer
14 12 (3.56%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 120 (35.61%) .NET
2 72 (21.36%) HTML
3 51 (15.13%) CSS
4 46 (13.65%) ASP.NET
5 41 (12.17%) Web Services
6 36 (10.68%) REST
7 27 (8.01%) SOAP
8 26 (7.72%) XML
9 24 (7.12%) .NET Framework
10 22 (6.53%) .NET Core
10 22 (6.53%) AngularJS
10 22 (6.53%) JSON
11 21 (6.23%) jQuery
12 18 (5.34%) ASP.NET Web API
13 16 (4.75%) Entity Framework
13 16 (4.75%) WCF
14 15 (4.45%) ASP.NET MVC
15 14 (4.15%) Node.js
16 13 (3.86%) LINQ
17 12 (3.56%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 35 (10.39%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (4.15%) EMC VNX
3 13 (3.86%) Management Information System
4 11 (3.26%) Mobile App
5 10 (2.97%) Fixed Income
5 10 (2.97%) Self-Motivation
6 9 (2.67%) Data Structures
6 9 (2.67%) Greenfield Project
7 8 (2.37%) Clustering
8 6 (1.78%) Replication
9 5 (1.48%) User Experience
10 4 (1.19%) Credit Risk
10 4 (1.19%) PMI
10 4 (1.19%) Wiki
11 3 (0.89%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (0.89%) N-Tier
12 2 (0.59%) Algorithms
12 2 (0.59%) Learning Management System
12 2 (0.59%) Linux Command Line
13 1 (0.30%) Analytical Mindset
Operating Systems
1 76 (22.55%) Windows
2 47 (13.95%) Linux
3 33 (9.79%) Windows Server
4 22 (6.53%) Windows 7
5 20 (5.93%) Windows Server 2012
6 19 (5.64%) Unix
7 13 (3.86%) Android
8 8 (2.37%) Apple iOS
9 6 (1.78%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (1.19%) Windows XP
11 3 (0.89%) AIX
11 3 (0.89%) Windows 10
12 2 (0.59%) CentOS
13 1 (0.30%) Debian
13 1 (0.30%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.30%) Solaris
13 1 (0.30%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (23.15%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (20.18%) Business Intelligence
3 53 (15.73%) Problem-Solving
4 47 (13.95%) DevOps
5 37 (10.98%) ETL
5 37 (10.98%) MVC
6 32 (9.50%) ERP
6 32 (9.50%) Test Automation
7 30 (8.90%) Scrum
8 24 (7.12%) TDD
9 23 (6.82%) Project Management
10 21 (6.23%) Analytics
10 21 (6.23%) Continuous Integration
10 21 (6.23%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 21 (6.23%) SDLC
11 20 (5.93%) ITIL
12 19 (5.64%) OO
13 18 (5.34%) Software Engineering
14 17 (5.04%) Unit Testing
15 15 (4.45%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 122 (36.20%) C#
2 66 (19.58%) JavaScript
3 57 (16.91%) T-SQL
4 40 (11.87%) Java
5 23 (6.82%) PowerShell
6 22 (6.53%) PHP
7 21 (6.23%) PL/SQL
8 16 (4.75%) Python
9 13 (3.86%) VB.NET
10 7 (2.08%) Shell Script
11 5 (1.48%) Perl
11 5 (1.48%) VBA
12 4 (1.19%) R
12 4 (1.19%) Scala
12 4 (1.19%) TypeScript
12 4 (1.19%) VBScript
13 3 (0.89%) C++
13 3 (0.89%) Groovy
13 3 (0.89%) VB
14 2 (0.59%) C
Qualifications
1 23 (6.82%) Degree
2 17 (5.04%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (1.48%) AAT
3 5 (1.48%) CCNA
3 5 (1.48%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (1.48%) HND
3 5 (1.48%) ISTQB
3 5 (1.48%) MCSD
4 4 (1.19%) PMI Certification
5 3 (0.89%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (0.59%) CCNP
6 2 (0.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (0.59%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (0.59%) MCSE
7 1 (0.30%) ISEB
7 1 (0.30%) MCP
7 1 (0.30%) MCSA
7 1 (0.30%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (0.30%) PhD
7 1 (0.30%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (13.35%) QA
2 19 (5.64%) SLA
3 12 (3.56%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.30%) CDISC
5 1 (0.30%) PMO
5 1 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 33 (9.79%) Active Directory
2 17 (5.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (4.45%) VMware ESXi
4 14 (4.15%) vSphere
5 11 (3.26%) Docker
6 9 (2.67%) Hyper-V
7 4 (1.19%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.30%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.30%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 4 (1.19%) Oracle RMAN
2 3 (0.89%) Ansible
2 3 (0.89%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 3 (0.89%) Single Sign-On
3 2 (0.59%) Kubernetes
3 2 (0.59%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (0.59%) SQL Sentry
4 1 (0.30%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.30%) CA Wily
4 1 (0.30%) Data Guard
4 1 (0.30%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
4 1 (0.30%) HP ALM
4 1 (0.30%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.30%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.30%) Oracle EDQ
4 1 (0.30%) Puppet
4 1 (0.30%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 90 (26.71%) Microsoft
2 48 (14.24%) Oracle
3 35 (10.39%) VMware
4 25 (7.42%) Sage
4 25 (7.42%) SAP
5 19 (5.64%) Cisco
6 18 (5.34%) IBM
7 14 (4.15%) EMC
8 13 (3.86%) Tableau
9 12 (3.56%) Palo Alto
9 12 (3.56%) Xamarin
10 10 (2.97%) BT
10 10 (2.97%) Lavastorm
10 10 (2.97%) Nimsoft
11 6 (1.78%) Ab Initio
12 5 (1.48%) Citrix
12 5 (1.48%) HP
12 5 (1.48%) Infor
12 5 (1.48%) Lotus
12 5 (1.48%) Xero