Period
to 19 September 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 19 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
19 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 5 6 4
Rank change year-on-year +1 -2 0
Permanent jobs citing SQL 162 348 598
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Cheshire 22.98% 18.73% 21.57%
As % of the Programming Languages category 37.67% 35.29% 43.49%
Number of salaries quoted 152 320 516
Median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £32,500 £27,450 £27,000
90th Percentile £76,250 £55,775 £55,250
North West median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +17.65% - +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 430 986 1,375
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 60.99% 53.07% 49.59%
Number of salaries quoted 347 805 1,125
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +12.50%
10th Percentile £32,500 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £72,800 £63,450 £65,000
North West median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +12.50%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 -2 40 £50,000 +25.00% 14
Northwich 0 36 £42,500 +11.84% 5
Chester -11 14 £45,000 +12.50% 12
Knutsford +29 13 £90,000 +35.85% 10
Crewe +8 8 £30,000 -29.41% 1
Wilmslow -6 6 £45,000 - 2
Runcorn +1 2 £38,750 +35.96%
Winsford +3 1 £52,500 +16.67% 1
SQL
North West

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 80 (49.38%) SQL Server
2 68 (41.98%) Agile Software Development
3 56 (34.57%) .NET
4 53 (32.72%) C#
5 46 (28.40%) Oracle
5 46 (28.40%) Microsoft
6 39 (24.07%) Windows
7 37 (22.84%) JavaScript
8 35 (21.60%) Linux
9 34 (20.99%) Finance
10 30 (18.52%) Problem-Solving
11 29 (17.90%) PL/SQL
11 29 (17.90%) Oracle APEX
12 28 (17.28%) Azure
12 28 (17.28%) REST
13 27 (16.67%) CSS
14 26 (16.05%) MVC
15 25 (15.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 24 (14.81%) Business Intelligence
16 24 (14.81%) .NET Core
17 23 (14.20%) DevOps
18 22 (13.58%) Power BI
18 22 (13.58%) Power Platform
18 22 (13.58%) ASP.NET
18 22 (13.58%) Data Warehouse
18 22 (13.58%) HTML
18 22 (13.58%) User Acceptance Testing
19 21 (12.96%) AngularJS
20 19 (11.73%) Oracle Database
20 19 (11.73%) T-SQL

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 6 (3.70%) SAS
2 5 (3.09%) CMS
3 4 (2.47%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.23%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.62%) Apache
5 1 (0.62%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.62%) IIS
5 1 (0.62%) JBoss
5 1 (0.62%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.62%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.62%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (2.47%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.23%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.62%) AutoCAD
3 1 (0.62%) Stata
Business Applications
1 3 (1.85%) FLEXCUBE
2 2 (1.23%) Q-Pulse
3 1 (0.62%) Magento
3 1 (0.62%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 28 (17.28%) Azure
2 22 (13.58%) Power Platform
3 17 (10.49%) AWS
4 5 (3.09%) Office 365
5 4 (2.47%) NuGet
6 3 (1.85%) GitHub
7 2 (1.23%) Amazon SQS
7 2 (1.23%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (1.23%) AWS Step Functions
7 2 (1.23%) Serverless
8 1 (0.62%) Adobe Analytics
8 1 (0.62%) G Suite
8 1 (0.62%) GCP
8 1 (0.62%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.62%) Logic Apps
8 1 (0.62%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 9 (5.56%) Firewall
2 8 (4.94%) SAN
3 5 (3.09%) NAS
3 5 (3.09%) VoIP
4 4 (2.47%) DNS
4 4 (2.47%) SSL
5 3 (1.85%) HTTP
5 3 (1.85%) MPLS
5 3 (1.85%) Skype
5 3 (1.85%) WAN
6 2 (1.23%) DHCP
6 2 (1.23%) Network Security
6 2 (1.23%) VPN
7 1 (0.62%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (0.62%) Internet
7 1 (0.62%) Intranet
7 1 (0.62%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (49.38%) SQL Server
2 25 (15.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 22 (13.58%) Data Warehouse
3 22 (13.58%) Power BI
4 19 (11.73%) Oracle Database
4 19 (11.73%) Oracle Reports
5 13 (8.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 10 (6.17%) MongoDB
7 9 (5.56%) Big Data
8 8 (4.94%) NoSQL
8 8 (4.94%) Oracle Database 11g
9 7 (4.32%) Azure SQL Database
9 7 (4.32%) MySQL
9 7 (4.32%) Relational Database
10 6 (3.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 4 (2.47%) BusinessObjects
12 3 (1.85%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 3 (1.85%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
12 3 (1.85%) QlikView
13 2 (1.23%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 29 (17.90%) Oracle APEX
2 17 (10.49%) Git (software)
3 11 (6.79%) TeamCity
4 10 (6.17%) NUnit
5 9 (5.56%) JIRA
6 7 (4.32%) Selenium
6 7 (4.32%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (3.09%) Jenkins
8 4 (2.47%) JUnit
8 4 (2.47%) Octopus Deploy
9 3 (1.85%) IntelliJ
9 3 (1.85%) Mockito
9 3 (1.85%) Moq
9 3 (1.85%) MSTest
10 2 (1.23%) Cypress.io
10 2 (1.23%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 1 (0.62%) Maven
11 1 (0.62%) Ranorex
11 1 (0.62%) TestNG
11 1 (0.62%) Visual Studio
General
1 34 (20.99%) Finance
2 15 (9.26%) Financial Institution
3 6 (3.70%) Legal
4 5 (3.09%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.85%) Games
5 3 (1.85%) Local Government
5 3 (1.85%) Public Sector
6 2 (1.23%) Advertising
6 2 (1.23%) Back Office
6 2 (1.23%) Banking
6 2 (1.23%) Retail
7 1 (0.62%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (0.62%) Housing Association
7 1 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 68 (41.98%) Developer
2 24 (14.81%) .NET Developer
3 21 (12.96%) Senior Developer
4 17 (10.49%) Analyst
5 15 (9.26%) Software Developer
6 14 (8.64%) C# Developer
6 14 (8.64%) Development Manager
7 13 (8.02%) Oracle Development Manager
7 13 (8.02%) Systems Manager
8 10 (6.17%) .NET Software Developer
8 10 (6.17%) C# .NET Developer
8 10 (6.17%) Full Stack Developer
9 9 (5.56%) C# Software Developer
9 9 (5.56%) IT Manager
10 8 (4.94%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 8 (4.94%) Senior .NET Developer
11 7 (4.32%) Java Developer
12 6 (3.70%) Data Analyst
12 6 (3.70%) Database Engineer
12 6 (3.70%) Systems Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (34.57%) .NET
2 28 (17.28%) REST
3 27 (16.67%) CSS
4 24 (14.81%) .NET Core
5 22 (13.58%) ASP.NET
5 22 (13.58%) HTML
6 21 (12.96%) AngularJS
7 18 (11.11%) ASP.NET Web API
8 16 (9.88%) .NET Framework
8 16 (9.88%) Entity Framework
9 12 (7.41%) React
10 11 (6.79%) ASP.NET MVC
11 10 (6.17%) Web Services
12 7 (4.32%) Node.js
13 5 (3.09%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 5 (3.09%) NHibernate
13 5 (3.09%) RESTful
14 4 (2.47%) jQuery
14 4 (2.47%) WPF
14 4 (2.47%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (9.88%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (7.41%) Management Information System
3 6 (3.70%) Data Structures
3 6 (3.70%) NHS
4 5 (3.09%) Greenfield Project
4 5 (3.09%) Life Science
4 5 (3.09%) Self-Motivation
4 5 (3.09%) User Experience
5 4 (2.47%) Driving Licence
5 4 (2.47%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (2.47%) PKI
6 3 (1.85%) Blog
6 3 (1.85%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.23%) AS400
7 2 (1.23%) Fat Client
7 2 (1.23%) iSeries
7 2 (1.23%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.23%) Replication
7 2 (1.23%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.62%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 39 (24.07%) Windows
2 35 (21.60%) Linux
3 13 (8.02%) Windows Server
4 7 (4.32%) Unix
5 5 (3.09%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (3.09%) Windows Server 2016
6 4 (2.47%) Solaris
7 3 (1.85%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (41.98%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (18.52%) Problem-Solving
3 26 (16.05%) MVC
4 24 (14.81%) Business Intelligence
5 23 (14.20%) DevOps
6 22 (13.58%) User Acceptance Testing
7 17 (10.49%) Change Management
7 17 (10.49%) ETL
8 15 (9.26%) Analytics
8 15 (9.26%) Data Management
9 12 (7.41%) Data Engineering
10 11 (6.79%) TDD
11 9 (5.56%) Microservices
11 9 (5.56%) Pair Programming
11 9 (5.56%) Project Management
12 8 (4.94%) Data Transformation
12 8 (4.94%) ITIL
12 8 (4.94%) Visualisation
12 8 (4.94%) Web Development
13 6 (3.70%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 53 (32.72%) C#
2 37 (22.84%) JavaScript
3 29 (17.90%) PL/SQL
4 19 (11.73%) T-SQL
5 14 (8.64%) Java
6 12 (7.41%) Python
7 8 (4.94%) PowerShell
8 5 (3.09%) C++
8 5 (3.09%) R
8 5 (3.09%) TypeScript
9 4 (2.47%) Bash Shell
9 4 (2.47%) Perl
9 4 (2.47%) VB.NET
10 2 (1.23%) Go
10 2 (1.23%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.23%) VBA
11 1 (0.62%) Apex Code
11 1 (0.62%) PHP
11 1 (0.62%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 18 (11.11%) Degree
2 6 (3.70%) DBS Check
2 6 (3.70%) PhD
3 2 (1.23%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.62%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.62%) MCPD
4 1 (0.62%) MCSD
4 1 (0.62%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.62%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.09%) QA
2 4 (2.47%) GDPR
3 3 (1.85%) SLA
4 2 (1.23%) Data Quality
System Software
1 13 (8.02%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (7.41%) Active Directory
2 12 (7.41%) Docker
3 7 (4.32%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (3.09%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.23%) PowerHA
5 2 (1.23%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.62%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (2.47%) Kubernetes
1 4 (2.47%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 4 (2.47%) Oracle RMAN
1 4 (2.47%) SCCM
2 3 (1.85%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (1.23%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.62%) Ansible
4 1 (0.62%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 46 (28.40%) Microsoft
1 46 (28.40%) Oracle
2 15 (9.26%) VMware
3 10 (6.17%) IBM
4 9 (5.56%) Tableau
5 7 (4.32%) Cisco
6 6 (3.70%) EMC
6 6 (3.70%) Veeam
6 6 (3.70%) Xamarin
7 5 (3.09%) Jitterbit
8 4 (2.47%) SAP
9 3 (1.85%) Citrix
9 3 (1.85%) Google
9 3 (1.85%) Meraki
9 3 (1.85%) Perforce
10 1 (0.62%) Cylance
10 1 (0.62%) hybris
10 1 (0.62%) Nuix
10 1 (0.62%) Sitecore
10 1 (0.62%) Verint