Period
to 22 August 2017

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 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
22 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 4 4 4
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 -1
Permanent jobs citing SQL 653 499 832
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 24.03% 22.57% 24.60%
As % of the Programming Languages category 44.60% 42.43% 47.09%
Number of salaries quoted 534 453 725
Cheshire median annual salary £40,000 £35,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% -10.26% +11.43%
10th Percentile £27,500 £22,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £53,750 £53,750 £50,750
North West median annual salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% +7.14%

SQL is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for programming language skills.

Programming Language Skills
Cheshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 1464 1176 1767
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 53.88% 53.19% 52.25%
Number of salaries quoted 1216 1037 1445
Cheshire median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +9.59%
10th Percentile £27,500 £22,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £55,000 £53,750 £52,500
North West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 2017.

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 2017. 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 0 172 £40,000 - 8
Chester +1 118 £42,500 +21.43% 21
Knutsford -11 59 £36,500 +30.36% 9
Crewe -3 52 £37,500 +20.97% 4
Runcorn +3 40 £32,500 +14.04% 4
Wilmslow +4 34 £40,000 +33.33% 6
Macclesfield +10 22 £37,500 +7.14% 4
Northwich +11 14 £35,000 +7.69% 4
Ellesmere Port -5 11 £48,750 +50.00% 1
Sandbach - 8 £47,500 - 3
Alderley Edge 0 7 £40,000 -
Nantwich +2 6 £25,000 -33.33%
Widnes - 3 £37,500 - 1
Congleton - 2 £17,000 - 1
Winsford -1 1 £40,000 +33.33%
SQL
North West

For the 6 months to 22 August 2017, 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for SQL.

1 263 (40.28%) SQL Server
2 214 (32.77%) C#
3 207 (31.70%) .NET
4 187 (28.64%) Agile Software Development
5 169 (25.88%) Microsoft
6 158 (24.20%) JavaScript
7 138 (21.13%) Business Intelligence
7 138 (21.13%) Finance
8 133 (20.37%) MVC
8 133 (20.37%) Java
9 131 (20.06%) T-SQL
10 129 (19.75%) HTML
10 129 (19.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 116 (17.76%) ASP.NET
12 111 (17.00%) Web Services
13 101 (15.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 100 (15.31%) Oracle
15 96 (14.70%) Windows
16 78 (11.94%) Analytical Skills
16 78 (11.94%) jQuery
17 75 (11.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 74 (11.33%) Data Warehouse
19 72 (11.03%) CSS
20 67 (10.26%) Visual Studio
20 67 (10.26%) Degree
21 66 (10.11%) .NET Framework
22 65 (9.95%) XML
23 64 (9.80%) Test Automation
24 58 (8.88%) ETL
25 52 (7.96%) SOAP

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 27 (4.13%) SharePoint
2 17 (2.60%) SAS
3 14 (2.14%) IIS
4 13 (1.99%) MS Exchange
5 11 (1.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 11 (1.68%) Tomcat
6 10 (1.53%) JBoss
6 10 (1.53%) WebLogic
7 9 (1.38%) Apache
7 9 (1.38%) Apache Spark
7 9 (1.38%) CMS
7 9 (1.38%) WebSphere
8 8 (1.23%) WordPress
9 5 (0.77%) Apache Pig
9 5 (0.77%) CICS
10 3 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2010
10 3 (0.46%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.31%) nginx
11 2 (0.31%) Office Communications Server
11 2 (0.31%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 45 (6.89%) Microsoft Excel
2 26 (3.98%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (0.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (0.77%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.61%) SPSS
5 2 (0.31%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.15%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 14 (2.14%) Dynamics NAV
2 9 (1.38%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (1.07%) Sage CRM
4 4 (0.61%) Dynamics GP
4 4 (0.61%) Magento
4 4 (0.61%) Sage 200
4 4 (0.61%) SAP Business One
5 3 (0.46%) Oracle EBS R12
5 3 (0.46%) Sage 1000
5 3 (0.46%) Sage X3
6 2 (0.31%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.31%) Oracle Cash Management
6 2 (0.31%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (0.31%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (0.31%) Oracle General Ledger
6 2 (0.31%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (0.31%) Oracle Receivables
7 1 (0.15%) BASE24
7 1 (0.15%) BusinessWorks
7 1 (0.15%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 31 (4.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 25 (3.83%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (1.53%) Google Play
4 6 (0.92%) Office 365
5 4 (0.61%) IaaS
5 4 (0.61%) Trello
6 3 (0.46%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (0.46%) GitHub
7 2 (0.31%) OpenShift
7 2 (0.31%) PaaS
8 1 (0.15%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.15%) Azure Data Factory
8 1 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.15%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.15%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.15%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (2.91%) HTTP
2 13 (1.99%) Internet
3 11 (1.68%) Wireless
4 9 (1.38%) DNS
5 8 (1.23%) Firewall
6 6 (0.92%) Intranet
6 6 (0.92%) LAN
6 6 (0.92%) SMS
6 6 (0.92%) WAN
7 5 (0.77%) TCP/IP
8 4 (0.61%) DHCP
8 4 (0.61%) Remote Desktop
9 3 (0.46%) SAN
9 3 (0.46%) VoIP
10 2 (0.31%) Cisco IOS
10 2 (0.31%) DMZ
10 2 (0.31%) MPLS
10 2 (0.31%) Network Security
10 2 (0.31%) VLAN
10 2 (0.31%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 263 (40.28%) SQL Server
2 129 (19.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 101 (15.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 75 (11.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 74 (11.33%) Data Warehouse
6 43 (6.58%) NoSQL
7 38 (5.82%) SQL Server 2014
8 33 (5.05%) SQL Server 2012
9 32 (4.90%) Power BI
10 29 (4.44%) SQL Server 2008
11 28 (4.29%) Relational Database
12 27 (4.13%) Crystal Reports
12 27 (4.13%) MySQL
12 27 (4.13%) Oracle Database
13 25 (3.83%) SQL Server 2016
14 24 (3.68%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 20 (3.06%) Hadoop
16 19 (2.91%) MongoDB
16 19 (2.91%) QlikView
17 17 (2.60%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 67 (10.26%) Visual Studio
2 49 (7.50%) JIRA
3 38 (5.82%) Git (software)
4 26 (3.98%) Selenium
5 25 (3.83%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 24 (3.68%) Team Foundation Server
7 19 (2.91%) JUnit
8 18 (2.76%) Subversion
9 15 (2.30%) Jenkins
10 14 (2.14%) Maven
10 14 (2.14%) Oracle Forms
11 13 (1.99%) Cucumber
11 13 (1.99%) Eclipse
12 12 (1.84%) Oracle APEX
12 12 (1.84%) SoapUI
13 8 (1.23%) Talend Open Studio
14 7 (1.07%) WebDriver
15 6 (0.92%) ClearCase
15 6 (0.92%) SpecFlow
15 6 (0.92%) Synon
General
1 138 (21.13%) Finance
2 46 (7.04%) Banking
3 30 (4.59%) Advertising
4 29 (4.44%) Marketing
5 20 (3.06%) Retail
6 17 (2.60%) Games
6 17 (2.60%) Investment Banking
6 17 (2.60%) Manufacturing
7 10 (1.53%) Automotive
8 9 (1.38%) Telecoms
9 7 (1.07%) Legal
10 5 (0.77%) Retail Banking
11 4 (0.61%) Law
11 4 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.31%) Back Office
12 2 (0.31%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.15%) Corporate Banking
13 1 (0.15%) Electronics
13 1 (0.15%) French Language
13 1 (0.15%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 315 (48.24%) Developer
2 126 (19.30%) Analyst
3 115 (17.61%) .NET Developer
4 95 (14.55%) C# Developer
5 84 (12.86%) C# .NET Developer
6 74 (11.33%) SQL Developer
7 48 (7.35%) Software Developer
8 47 (7.20%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 38 (5.82%) ASP.NET Developer
9 38 (5.82%) Java Developer
10 35 (5.36%) Test Analyst
11 34 (5.21%) Software Engineer
12 32 (4.90%) SQL Analyst
13 31 (4.75%) SQL BI Developer
14 30 (4.59%) Senior Developer
15 29 (4.44%) C# ASP.NET Developer
16 26 (3.98%) Support Analyst
17 24 (3.68%) DBA
17 24 (3.68%) Senior Analyst
18 22 (3.37%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 207 (31.70%) .NET
2 129 (19.75%) HTML
3 116 (17.76%) ASP.NET
4 111 (17.00%) Web Services
5 78 (11.94%) jQuery
6 72 (11.03%) CSS
7 66 (10.11%) .NET Framework
8 65 (9.95%) XML
9 52 (7.96%) SOAP
10 46 (7.04%) ASP.NET MVC
11 41 (6.28%) Entity Framework
12 38 (5.82%) Spring
13 36 (5.51%) ASP.NET Web API
13 36 (5.51%) RESTful
14 35 (5.36%) JSON
15 34 (5.21%) J2EE
16 33 (5.05%) AngularJS
17 32 (4.90%) WinForms
18 27 (4.13%) Hibernate
19 26 (3.98%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 78 (11.94%) Analytical Skills
2 35 (5.36%) Computer Science
2 35 (5.36%) Mobile App
3 33 (5.05%) iPad
4 27 (4.13%) N-Tier
5 18 (2.76%) Management Information System
6 17 (2.60%) Replication
7 14 (2.14%) Data Structures
8 12 (1.84%) Greenfield Project
9 10 (1.53%) iPhone
9 10 (1.53%) Life Science
10 9 (1.38%) Mobile Computing
11 8 (1.23%) Mainframe
12 6 (0.92%) Fintech
12 6 (0.92%) Online Banking
13 5 (0.77%) Algorithms
13 5 (0.77%) Clustering
13 5 (0.77%) PMI
14 4 (0.61%) NHS
14 4 (0.61%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 96 (14.70%) Windows
2 45 (6.89%) Unix
3 43 (6.58%) Linux
4 29 (4.44%) Windows Server
5 16 (2.45%) Android
6 9 (1.38%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (1.23%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (1.07%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (0.92%) Apple iOS
10 5 (0.77%) AIX
11 3 (0.46%) Windows 10
11 3 (0.46%) Windows 2000
12 2 (0.31%) Solaris
12 2 (0.31%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.31%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.15%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.15%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.15%) Windows Phone 8
13 1 (0.15%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 187 (28.64%) Agile Software Development
2 138 (21.13%) Business Intelligence
3 133 (20.37%) MVC
4 64 (9.80%) Test Automation
5 58 (8.88%) ETL
6 52 (7.96%) Analytics
7 47 (7.20%) SDLC
8 46 (7.04%) Software Engineering
9 42 (6.43%) Performance Tuning
10 41 (6.28%) Scrum
11 39 (5.97%) Data Analysis
12 37 (5.67%) Continuous Integration
13 36 (5.51%) E-Commerce
13 36 (5.51%) Unit Testing
13 36 (5.51%) Web Development
14 33 (5.05%) ITIL
14 33 (5.05%) Project Management
15 32 (4.90%) Waterfall
16 31 (4.75%) Migration
16 31 (4.75%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 214 (32.77%) C#
2 158 (24.20%) JavaScript
3 133 (20.37%) Java
4 131 (20.06%) T-SQL
5 46 (7.04%) VB.NET
6 34 (5.21%) PL/SQL
7 29 (4.44%) PHP
8 28 (4.29%) Python
9 27 (4.13%) VB
10 18 (2.76%) C
11 17 (2.60%) TypeScript
12 16 (2.45%) C++
12 16 (2.45%) Shell Script
13 15 (2.30%) Perl
13 15 (2.30%) PowerShell
14 13 (1.99%) R
15 12 (1.84%) Ruby
15 12 (1.84%) VBA
16 9 (1.38%) XPath
16 9 (1.38%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 67 (10.26%) Degree
2 27 (4.13%) ISEB
3 20 (3.06%) Computer Science Degree
4 19 (2.91%) ISTQB
5 7 (1.07%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (0.92%) CCNA
6 6 (0.92%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (0.92%) PMI Certification
7 5 (0.77%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (0.77%) MCITP
8 4 (0.61%) CCENT
8 4 (0.61%) MCSA
8 4 (0.61%) Security Cleared
9 3 (0.46%) SC Cleared
10 2 (0.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 1 (0.15%) CISSP
11 1 (0.15%) HND
11 1 (0.15%) MCSE
11 1 (0.15%) NCDA
11 1 (0.15%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (4.44%) QA
2 10 (1.53%) Data Quality
3 4 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.46%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.31%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.31%) SLA
6 1 (0.15%) COBIT
6 1 (0.15%) GDPR
6 1 (0.15%) PMO
System Software
1 29 (4.44%) Active Directory
2 13 (1.99%) Docker
3 10 (1.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.77%) HDFS
4 5 (0.77%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.46%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.31%) KVM
6 2 (0.31%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 2 (0.31%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (0.31%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.31%) vSphere
7 1 (0.15%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 1 (0.15%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 9 (1.38%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (0.92%) Puppet
3 5 (0.77%) Ansible
4 4 (0.61%) Oracle RMAN
5 3 (0.46%) CA Wily
5 3 (0.46%) Netcool
5 3 (0.46%) Perfmon
5 3 (0.46%) SCCM
5 3 (0.46%) SCOM
6 2 (0.31%) Backup Exec
6 2 (0.31%) Control-M
6 2 (0.31%) Failover Clustering
6 2 (0.31%) Ganglia
6 2 (0.31%) Graphite
6 2 (0.31%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 2 (0.31%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.31%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 2 (0.31%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.15%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 169 (25.88%) Microsoft
2 100 (15.31%) Oracle
3 27 (4.13%) Tableau
4 21 (3.22%) Google
5 17 (2.60%) Sage
6 15 (2.30%) IBM
7 14 (2.14%) SAP
7 14 (2.14%) Teradata
8 12 (1.84%) VMware
8 12 (1.84%) Xamarin
9 9 (1.38%) Cognos
10 8 (1.23%) Talend
11 7 (1.07%) Chordiant
11 7 (1.07%) Cisco
11 7 (1.07%) ServiceNow
12 6 (0.92%) JD Edwards
12 6 (0.92%) Splunk
13 5 (0.77%) Alteryx
13 5 (0.77%) AppDynamics
13 5 (0.77%) Cloudera