Period
to 6 April 2020

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 6 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
6 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 7 4 4
Rank change year-on-year -3 0 +1
Permanent jobs citing SQL 357 391 778
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Cheshire 23.17% 18.28% 22.86%
As % of the Programming Languages category 41.46% 38.04% 40.75%
Number of salaries quoted 320 345 650
Median annual salary £43,000 £42,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.38% -6.67% +20.00%
10th Percentile £28,625 £26,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £66,250 £58,250 £55,025
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 861 1,028 1,909
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 55.87% 48.06% 56.08%
Number of salaries quoted 709 791 1,488
Median annual salary £43,750 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.78% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
North West median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%

SQL
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL in Cheshire

SQL
Salary Trend in Cheshire

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing SQL in Cheshire.

Salary trend for SQL in Cheshire

SQL
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

Salary distribution for jobs citing SQL in Cheshire over the 6 months to 6 April 2020.

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 6 April 2020. 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 -1 103 £45,000 - 10
Chester -3 65 £42,500 +21.43% 13
Crewe +1 23 £42,500 -5.56% 3
Nantwich +1 20 £37,500 +5.63%
Macclesfield +5 15 £45,000 +28.57% 2
Wilmslow +1 15 £45,000 +6.51% 4
Northwich -2 15 £42,500 +13.33% 2
Knutsford +6 10 £68,750 +34.15%
Runcorn -7 8 £28,000 -1.75% 1
Ellesmere Port - 8 £51,250 -
Sandbach +4 4 £60,000 +26.32%
Congleton -1 3 £43,750 -20.45%
Alderley Edge - 2 £48,750 -
SQL
North West

For the 6 months to 6 April 2020, 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.

1 177 (49.58%) SQL Server
2 168 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
3 161 (45.10%) .NET
4 151 (42.30%) C#
5 137 (38.38%) Microsoft
6 118 (33.05%) JavaScript
7 94 (26.33%) Azure
8 84 (23.53%) CSS
9 77 (21.57%) HTML
10 72 (20.17%) Finance
11 67 (18.77%) MVC
12 66 (18.49%) ASP.NET
12 66 (18.49%) AngularJS
13 64 (17.93%) DevOps
14 61 (17.09%) Web Services
14 61 (17.09%) Business Intelligence
15 60 (16.81%) REST
16 57 (15.97%) Data Warehouse
17 55 (15.41%) Microservices
18 53 (14.85%) .NET Core
19 50 (14.01%) React
20 49 (13.73%) Oracle
21 48 (13.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
22 47 (13.17%) Git (software)
22 47 (13.17%) T-SQL
23 46 (12.89%) Linux
24 43 (12.04%) AWS
25 41 (11.48%) ASP.NET Web API
26 39 (10.92%) Windows
27 38 (10.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services

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 7 (1.96%) Mule
2 6 (1.68%) WebSphere
3 5 (1.40%) CMS
3 5 (1.40%) NServiceBus
3 5 (1.40%) Umbraco
4 4 (1.12%) Confluence
5 3 (0.84%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.56%) IIS
6 2 (0.56%) JBoss
6 2 (0.56%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.56%) NetWeaver
6 2 (0.56%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.56%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.56%) WordPress
7 1 (0.28%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.28%) OpenStack
Applications
1 9 (2.52%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.56%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.56%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 9 (2.52%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (0.84%) Q-Pulse
3 2 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.56%) NetSuite
3 2 (0.56%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.56%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.28%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 94 (26.33%) Azure
2 43 (12.04%) AWS
3 32 (8.96%) Power Platform
4 16 (4.48%) GitHub
5 7 (1.96%) Office 365
6 6 (1.68%) SaaS
7 5 (1.40%) Amazon S3
7 5 (1.40%) Dynamics 365
8 4 (1.12%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 4 (1.12%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (1.12%) Amazon ECS
8 4 (1.12%) Amazon ELB
8 4 (1.12%) Amazon Glacier
8 4 (1.12%) Amazon SQS
8 4 (1.12%) AWS CloudFormation
8 4 (1.12%) Serverless
8 4 (1.12%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 3 (0.84%) Azure Functions
9 3 (0.84%) GCP
10 2 (0.56%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.80%) Firewall
2 9 (2.52%) TCP/IP
3 8 (2.24%) SAN
4 7 (1.96%) HTTP
5 6 (1.68%) Cisco ASA
6 5 (1.40%) Network Security
6 5 (1.40%) VLAN
6 5 (1.40%) VPN
7 3 (0.84%) Intranet
8 2 (0.56%) Internet
8 2 (0.56%) VoIP
9 1 (0.28%) DHCP
9 1 (0.28%) DNS
9 1 (0.28%) LAN
9 1 (0.28%) NAS
9 1 (0.28%) WAN
9 1 (0.28%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 177 (49.58%) SQL Server
2 57 (15.97%) Data Warehouse
3 48 (13.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 38 (10.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 35 (9.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 30 (8.40%) Power BI
7 29 (8.12%) Oracle Database
8 27 (7.56%) BusinessObjects
9 19 (5.32%) Oracle Reports
10 17 (4.76%) Relational Database
11 16 (4.48%) Oracle Database 11g
12 15 (4.20%) NoSQL
13 14 (3.92%) SQL Server 2014
14 12 (3.36%) SQL Server 2016
14 12 (3.36%) SSDT
15 10 (2.80%) MySQL
16 7 (1.96%) PostgreSQL
17 6 (1.68%) Biml
17 6 (1.68%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 6 (1.68%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 47 (13.17%) Git (software)
2 33 (9.24%) Oracle APEX
3 32 (8.96%) JIRA
4 29 (8.12%) Selenium
5 28 (7.84%) Team Foundation Server
6 27 (7.56%) Jenkins
6 27 (7.56%) NUnit
7 21 (5.88%) Visual Studio
8 18 (5.04%) Maven
9 16 (4.48%) Bitbucket
9 16 (4.48%) TeamCity
10 14 (3.92%) JUnit
10 14 (3.92%) WebDriver
11 13 (3.64%) Hudson
11 13 (3.64%) Octopus Deploy
12 12 (3.36%) TestNG
13 11 (3.08%) Cucumber
14 10 (2.80%) Appium
15 8 (2.24%) MSTest
15 8 (2.24%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 72 (20.17%) Finance
2 18 (5.04%) Financial Institution
3 17 (4.76%) Legal
4 14 (3.92%) Retail
5 5 (1.40%) Automotive
6 4 (1.12%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.84%) Banking
8 2 (0.56%) Marketing
9 1 (0.28%) Back Office
9 1 (0.28%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.28%) Games
9 1 (0.28%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 172 (48.18%) Developer
2 53 (14.85%) .NET Developer
3 42 (11.76%) Analyst
4 38 (10.64%) C# Developer
5 33 (9.24%) Software Developer
6 31 (8.68%) Senior Developer
7 28 (7.84%) Software Engineer
8 27 (7.56%) DBA
9 26 (7.28%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 26 (7.28%) SQL DBA
10 20 (5.60%) .NET Software Engineer
10 20 (5.60%) C# .NET Developer
11 19 (5.32%) Lead Developer
12 18 (5.04%) Architect
12 18 (5.04%) SQL Developer
13 16 (4.48%) Database Analyst
14 15 (4.20%) Business Developer
14 15 (4.20%) SQL Analyst
15 14 (3.92%) Senior .NET Developer
16 12 (3.36%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 161 (45.10%) .NET
2 84 (23.53%) CSS
3 77 (21.57%) HTML
4 66 (18.49%) AngularJS
4 66 (18.49%) ASP.NET
5 61 (17.09%) Web Services
6 60 (16.81%) REST
7 53 (14.85%) .NET Core
8 50 (14.01%) React
9 41 (11.48%) ASP.NET Web API
10 37 (10.36%) .NET Framework
11 35 (9.80%) Entity Framework
12 30 (8.40%) jQuery
13 29 (8.12%) SOAP
14 28 (7.84%) RESTful
15 27 (7.56%) ASP.NET MVC
15 27 (7.56%) Node.js
16 21 (5.88%) JSON
17 18 (5.04%) HTML5
18 16 (4.48%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 27 (7.56%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (6.16%) Greenfield Project
3 15 (4.20%) Self-Motivation
4 10 (2.80%) Data Structures
4 10 (2.80%) Mobile App
5 6 (1.68%) EMC VNX
6 5 (1.40%) Driving Licence
6 5 (1.40%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (1.40%) Fat Client
6 5 (1.40%) NHS
6 5 (1.40%) Thin Client
7 4 (1.12%) User Experience
8 3 (0.84%) Analytical Mindset
8 3 (0.84%) CMDB
8 3 (0.84%) N-Tier
9 2 (0.56%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.56%) Mobile Payment
9 2 (0.56%) Renewable Energy
10 1 (0.28%) Hybrid Cloud
10 1 (0.28%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 46 (12.89%) Linux
2 39 (10.92%) Windows
3 17 (4.76%) Windows Server
4 14 (3.92%) Android
5 12 (3.36%) VMS
6 11 (3.08%) Oracle Linux
7 10 (2.80%) Unix
8 8 (2.24%) Apple iOS
9 6 (1.68%) Windows 7
10 5 (1.40%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (1.40%) Windows Server 2016
11 2 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 168 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (18.77%) MVC
3 64 (17.93%) DevOps
4 61 (17.09%) Business Intelligence
5 55 (15.41%) Microservices
6 38 (10.64%) Problem-Solving
7 37 (10.36%) Scrum
7 37 (10.36%) Software Engineering
8 31 (8.68%) User Acceptance Testing
9 30 (8.40%) SDLC
10 26 (7.28%) ETL
10 26 (7.28%) SOA
11 24 (6.72%) Performance Tuning
11 24 (6.72%) TDD
12 22 (6.16%) Test Automation
13 21 (5.88%) Change Management
14 20 (5.60%) Project Management
15 19 (5.32%) Continuous Integration
16 17 (4.76%) Performance Testing
17 16 (4.48%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 151 (42.30%) C#
2 118 (33.05%) JavaScript
3 47 (13.17%) T-SQL
4 32 (8.96%) Java
4 32 (8.96%) PL/SQL
5 20 (5.60%) PHP
6 16 (4.48%) Python
7 14 (3.92%) Shell Script
8 12 (3.36%) VBScript
9 9 (2.52%) TypeScript
10 7 (1.96%) VB.NET
11 6 (1.68%) C
12 4 (1.12%) Bash Shell
12 4 (1.12%) PowerShell
13 3 (0.84%) C++
14 2 (0.56%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 2 (0.56%) Delphi
15 1 (0.28%) Go
15 1 (0.28%) Groovy
15 1 (0.28%) R
Qualifications
1 27 (7.56%) Degree
2 19 (5.32%) Microsoft Certification
3 12 (3.36%) MCSD
4 11 (3.08%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (1.12%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (0.56%) HND
6 2 (0.56%) SC Cleared
6 2 (0.56%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.28%) ISEB
7 1 (0.28%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.28%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.36%) QA
2 6 (1.68%) GDPR
3 4 (1.12%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.84%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 32 (8.96%) Docker
2 10 (2.80%) Active Directory
3 7 (1.96%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (1.68%) vSphere
5 3 (0.84%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.28%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (1.68%) Kubernetes
2 5 (1.40%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.56%) Ansible
4 1 (0.28%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.28%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 137 (38.38%) Microsoft
2 49 (13.73%) Oracle
3 18 (5.04%) Tableau
4 15 (4.20%) VMware
5 13 (3.64%) SAP
6 12 (3.36%) Sitecore
7 11 (3.08%) Cisco
8 7 (1.96%) EMC
8 7 (1.96%) New Relic
8 7 (1.96%) webMethods
8 7 (1.96%) Xamarin
9 6 (1.68%) IBM
10 5 (1.40%) Citrix
10 5 (1.40%) Palo Alto
11 4 (1.12%) F5
11 4 (1.12%) Fortinet
12 2 (0.56%) Google
12 2 (0.56%) HP
12 2 (0.56%) JD Edwards
12 2 (0.56%) Zend