Period
to 13 December 2018

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 13 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 5 4 4
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 -1
Permanent jobs citing SQL 474 729 544
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 19.82% 23.27% 23.87%
As % of the Programming Languages category 40.41% 43.94% 42.43%
Number of salaries quoted 395 612 495
Cheshire median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +21.43% -10.26%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £24,700
90th Percentile £57,500 £56,250 £52,500
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £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 1,173 1,659 1,282
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 49.06% 52.95% 56.25%
Number of salaries quoted 960 1,361 1,134
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +13.33% -3.85%
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,500 £24,650
90th Percentile £65,000 £59,250 £55,000
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -

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 13 December 2018.

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 13 December 2018. 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 -2 123 £42,000 -1.18% 29
Chester 0 79 £42,500 - 31
Knutsford +3 59 £37,500 -25.00% 5
Crewe +1 36 £40,000 +14.29% 9
Wilmslow -14 29 £45,000 +12.50% 5
Nantwich +3 26 £35,000 -3.45% 11
Macclesfield -3 11 £37,500 - 3
Runcorn +1 9 £42,500 +34.92% 6
Ellesmere Port 0 7 £36,500 -27.00% 2
Northwich -4 7 £45,000 +25.00% 4
Daresbury 0 5 - -
Winsford - 4 £32,000 - 1
Congleton +3 2 £39,000 -17.89% 2
Sandbach 0 1 £27,500 -42.11%
Frodsham - 1 £35,000 -
SQL
North West

For the 6 months to 13 December 2018, 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.

1 216 (45.57%) SQL Server
2 149 (31.43%) Agile Software Development
3 143 (30.17%) Microsoft
4 140 (29.54%) .NET
5 128 (27.00%) C#
6 108 (22.78%) JavaScript
7 102 (21.52%) Finance
8 97 (20.46%) T-SQL
9 94 (19.83%) HTML
10 80 (16.88%) Windows
11 73 (15.40%) Java
12 72 (15.19%) Business Intelligence
13 71 (14.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 70 (14.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 67 (14.14%) Oracle
15 67 (14.14%) MVC
15 67 (14.14%) Problem-Solving
16 66 (13.92%) Test Automation
17 64 (13.50%) CSS
18 60 (12.66%) ETL
19 59 (12.45%) Web Services
20 54 (11.39%) Data Warehouse
21 53 (11.18%) Analytical Skills
22 51 (10.76%) Data Analysis
23 50 (10.55%) TDD
24 49 (10.34%) ASP.NET
24 49 (10.34%) PHP
25 48 (10.13%) Project Management
25 48 (10.13%) Relational Database
26 47 (9.92%) Git (software)

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 (3.38%) IIS
2 10 (2.11%) SharePoint
3 8 (1.69%) WordPress
4 7 (1.48%) WebSphere
5 6 (1.27%) JBoss
6 5 (1.05%) Tomcat
7 4 (0.84%) CMS
7 4 (0.84%) SAS
8 3 (0.63%) Apache Spark
8 3 (0.63%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.42%) Apache Pig
9 2 (0.42%) Confluence
9 2 (0.42%) Jetty
9 2 (0.42%) MS Exchange
9 2 (0.42%) NServiceBus
9 2 (0.42%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.21%) CICS
10 1 (0.21%) GroupWise
10 1 (0.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.21%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 24 (5.06%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (2.11%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (2.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 9 (1.90%) Photoshop
4 4 (0.84%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.63%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.21%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
1 5 (1.05%) Oracle Applications
2 4 (0.84%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (0.84%) Dynamics NAV
2 4 (0.84%) Infor SunSystems
3 2 (0.42%) Epicor Tropos
3 2 (0.42%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.21%) FastStats
4 1 (0.21%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
4 1 (0.21%) Loan IQ
4 1 (0.21%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 41 (8.65%) Amazon AWS
2 37 (7.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (4.01%) Office 365
4 17 (3.59%) GitHub
5 14 (2.95%) SaaS
6 5 (1.05%) DigitalOcean
7 4 (0.84%) OpenShift
8 3 (0.63%) Dynamics 365
9 2 (0.42%) PaaS
10 1 (0.21%) Amazon Kinesis
10 1 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.21%) Google Analytics
10 1 (0.21%) Responsys
10 1 (0.21%) Silverpop
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.53%) DNS
2 10 (2.11%) LAN
2 10 (2.11%) TCP/IP
3 9 (1.90%) Firewall
3 9 (1.90%) VPN
4 8 (1.69%) HTTP
5 7 (1.48%) DHCP
5 7 (1.48%) WAN
6 6 (1.27%) FTP
6 6 (1.27%) SAN
6 6 (1.27%) SMTP
6 6 (1.27%) SSH
7 4 (0.84%) Internet
7 4 (0.84%) SMS
8 3 (0.63%) IP Telephony
9 2 (0.42%) PPP
9 2 (0.42%) Remote Desktop
9 2 (0.42%) VLAN
10 1 (0.21%) Intranet
10 1 (0.21%) MQTT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 216 (45.57%) SQL Server
2 71 (14.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 70 (14.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 54 (11.39%) Data Warehouse
5 48 (10.13%) Relational Database
6 44 (9.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 41 (8.65%) MySQL
8 28 (5.91%) MongoDB
8 28 (5.91%) Oracle Database
9 26 (5.49%) SQL Server 2008
10 24 (5.06%) MariaDB
11 16 (3.38%) RDBMS
11 16 (3.38%) SQL Server 2016
12 15 (3.16%) Big Data
13 14 (2.95%) SQL Server 2012
14 13 (2.74%) PostgreSQL
15 12 (2.53%) DB2
15 12 (2.53%) Power BI
15 12 (2.53%) SQL Server 2014
16 11 (2.32%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 47 (9.92%) Git (software)
2 33 (6.96%) Visual Studio
3 21 (4.43%) Selenium
4 20 (4.22%) Oracle APEX
5 19 (4.01%) JIRA
6 17 (3.59%) Team Foundation Server
7 15 (3.16%) PHPUnit
8 14 (2.95%) Oracle Forms
9 11 (2.32%) Jenkins
10 8 (1.69%) Subversion
11 7 (1.48%) Cucumber
11 7 (1.48%) WebDriver
12 6 (1.27%) SoapUI
12 6 (1.27%) Zephyr
13 5 (1.05%) LoadRunner
13 5 (1.05%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 4 (0.84%) Protractor
15 3 (0.63%) CA Release Automation
15 3 (0.63%) Mercurial
16 2 (0.42%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 102 (21.52%) Finance
2 38 (8.02%) Banking
3 25 (5.27%) Investment Banking
4 24 (5.06%) Law
5 22 (4.64%) Retail
6 15 (3.16%) Telecoms
7 13 (2.74%) Games
8 10 (2.11%) Marketing
9 8 (1.69%) Legal
10 7 (1.48%) Advertising
10 7 (1.48%) Manufacturing
11 6 (1.27%) Retail Banking
12 5 (1.05%) Back Office
13 2 (0.42%) Financial Institution
14 1 (0.21%) Billing
14 1 (0.21%) Electronics
14 1 (0.21%) General Ledger
14 1 (0.21%) Local Government
14 1 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 211 (44.51%) Developer
2 93 (19.62%) Analyst
3 52 (10.97%) .NET Developer
4 51 (10.76%) DBA
5 42 (8.86%) C# Developer
6 39 (8.23%) SQL Developer
7 33 (6.96%) PHP Developer
8 29 (6.12%) C# .NET Developer
9 28 (5.91%) SQL DBA
10 27 (5.70%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 22 (4.64%) Senior Developer
12 19 (4.01%) ASP.NET Developer
13 18 (3.80%) Administrator
13 18 (3.80%) Software Developer
14 16 (3.38%) Software Engineer
14 16 (3.38%) Test Analyst
15 15 (3.16%) Junior
16 13 (2.74%) Applications Support
16 13 (2.74%) Business Developer
16 13 (2.74%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 140 (29.54%) .NET
2 94 (19.83%) HTML
3 64 (13.50%) CSS
4 59 (12.45%) Web Services
5 49 (10.34%) ASP.NET
6 44 (9.28%) jQuery
7 43 (9.07%) REST
8 36 (7.59%) SOAP
9 29 (6.12%) AngularJS
10 27 (5.70%) XML
11 25 (5.27%) ASP.NET MVC
11 25 (5.27%) RESTful
11 25 (5.27%) WCF
12 22 (4.64%) .NET Framework
13 21 (4.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 20 (4.22%) Laravel
15 16 (3.38%) Spring
16 15 (3.16%) RabbitMQ
17 13 (2.74%) ASP.NET Web API
17 13 (2.74%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 53 (11.18%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (3.38%) Linux Command Line
2 16 (3.38%) Self-Motivation
3 15 (3.16%) Data Structures
3 15 (3.16%) Mainframe
4 12 (2.53%) Fixed Income
5 10 (2.11%) Greenfield Project
5 10 (2.11%) NHS
5 10 (2.11%) N-Tier
6 9 (1.90%) Mobile App
7 8 (1.69%) PMI
8 7 (1.48%) Fintech
8 7 (1.48%) Replication
9 6 (1.27%) Algorithms
9 6 (1.27%) Clustering
9 6 (1.27%) Driving Licence
9 6 (1.27%) Management Information System
10 5 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (1.05%) User Experience
11 3 (0.63%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 80 (16.88%) Windows
2 43 (9.07%) Linux
3 39 (8.23%) Unix
4 18 (3.80%) Windows Server
5 12 (2.53%) Android
6 11 (2.32%) Apple iOS
7 7 (1.48%) Windows 10
7 7 (1.48%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (0.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (0.84%) Windows 7
9 3 (0.63%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.42%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.42%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.21%) AIX
11 1 (0.21%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.21%) Windows Embedded Compact
11 1 (0.21%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.21%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 149 (31.43%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (15.19%) Business Intelligence
3 67 (14.14%) MVC
3 67 (14.14%) Problem-Solving
4 66 (13.92%) Test Automation
5 60 (12.66%) ETL
6 51 (10.76%) Data Analysis
7 50 (10.55%) TDD
8 48 (10.13%) Project Management
9 42 (8.86%) Performance Tuning
10 41 (8.65%) Continuous Integration
11 40 (8.44%) Software Engineering
12 37 (7.81%) SDLC
13 35 (7.38%) OO
14 31 (6.54%) Collaborative Working
14 31 (6.54%) Web Development
15 30 (6.33%) Data Modelling
15 30 (6.33%) DevOps
16 29 (6.12%) ITIL
17 28 (5.91%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 128 (27.00%) C#
2 108 (22.78%) JavaScript
3 97 (20.46%) T-SQL
4 73 (15.40%) Java
5 49 (10.34%) PHP
6 39 (8.23%) PL/SQL
7 21 (4.43%) Python
8 17 (3.59%) PowerShell
9 15 (3.16%) VB.NET
10 14 (2.95%) Shell Script
10 14 (2.95%) VB
11 12 (2.53%) VBA
12 11 (2.32%) C++
13 9 (1.90%) Perl
14 8 (1.69%) TypeScript
15 6 (1.27%) R
16 5 (1.05%) C
17 4 (0.84%) VB6
18 3 (0.63%) ES6
18 3 (0.63%) JCL
Qualifications
1 27 (5.70%) Degree
2 26 (5.49%) Microsoft Certification
3 13 (2.74%) MCSE
4 12 (2.53%) ISEB
5 8 (1.69%) PMI Certification
6 6 (1.27%) CCNA
6 6 (1.27%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (1.27%) Computer Science Degree
6 6 (1.27%) ISTQB
7 4 (0.84%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (0.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.21%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.21%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.21%) MCSA
9 1 (0.21%) OCP
9 1 (0.21%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (6.12%) QA
2 11 (2.32%) GDPR
2 11 (2.32%) SLA
3 6 (1.27%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.42%) MiFID
6 1 (0.21%) PMO
System Software
1 27 (5.70%) Active Directory
2 17 (3.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (1.69%) vSphere
4 7 (1.48%) Hyper-V
5 6 (1.27%) Docker
5 6 (1.27%) XenApp
5 6 (1.27%) XenDesktop
6 5 (1.05%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.63%) Firmware
7 3 (0.63%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (0.42%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (0.42%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.21%) HDFS
9 1 (0.21%) RACF
9 1 (0.21%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 8 (1.69%) Ansible
2 3 (0.63%) BladeLogic
2 3 (0.63%) Kubernetes
3 2 (0.42%) Data Guard
3 2 (0.42%) HP ALM
3 2 (0.42%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (0.42%) Oracle RMAN
3 2 (0.42%) SQL Sentry
3 2 (0.42%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.21%) CA Endevor
4 1 (0.21%) Ganglia
4 1 (0.21%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.21%) MobiControl
4 1 (0.21%) Netcool
4 1 (0.21%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.21%) SCCM
4 1 (0.21%) SCOM
4 1 (0.21%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.21%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.21%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 143 (30.17%) Microsoft
2 67 (14.14%) Oracle
3 23 (4.85%) VMware
4 15 (3.16%) New Relic
5 10 (2.11%) Xamarin
6 8 (1.69%) Tableau
6 8 (1.69%) Zend
7 7 (1.48%) HP
7 7 (1.48%) Hyperion
8 6 (1.27%) Citrix
8 6 (1.27%) Cognos
8 6 (1.27%) Google
8 6 (1.27%) Sybase
8 6 (1.27%) Teradata
9 5 (1.05%) AppDynamics
9 5 (1.05%) IBM
9 5 (1.05%) Sun
10 4 (0.84%) Infor
10 4 (0.84%) Splunk
10 4 (0.84%) Talend