Period
to 23 March 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 23 March 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
23 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 4 4 5
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1 -1
Permanent jobs citing SQL 387 792 558
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 18.09% 23.27% 25.34%
As % of the Programming Languages category 37.10% 41.42% 44.86%
Number of salaries quoted 322 632 496
Cheshire median annual salary £42,250 £45,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.11% +20.00% -
10th Percentile £26,800 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £56,250 £53,750
North West median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%

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 1,043 1,912 1,244
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 48.76% 56.19% 56.49%
Number of salaries quoted 818 1,492 1,077
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +8.97% +4.00%
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £55,500
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 23 March 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 23 March 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 -4 102 £44,750 +5.29% 15
Knutsford -4 48 £50,000 +5.26% 3
Chester 0 43 £35,000 -17.65% 15
Nantwich +4 31 £35,500 -8.97% 4
Northwich +1 29 £37,500 +11.94%
Crewe -3 21 £50,000 +42.86% 5
Wilmslow -8 19 £45,000 - 4
Runcorn +9 15 £28,500 -21.92% 2
Macclesfield +3 11 £35,000 -6.67% 4
Congleton +8 4 £55,000 +15.79%
Winsford -2 4 £27,500 -24.66%
Sandbach -4 3 £47,500 - 1
Frodsham - 1 £35,000 -
SQL
North West

For the 6 months to 23 March 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.

1 176 (45.48%) SQL Server
2 109 (28.17%) Finance
3 108 (27.91%) C#
3 108 (27.91%) .NET
4 103 (26.61%) Agile Software Development
5 100 (25.84%) Microsoft
6 88 (22.74%) Windows
7 78 (20.16%) T-SQL
8 71 (18.35%) Java
9 69 (17.83%) JavaScript
10 68 (17.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 64 (16.54%) Business Intelligence
12 60 (15.50%) HTML
13 58 (14.99%) Oracle
14 55 (14.21%) Banking
14 55 (14.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 55 (14.21%) Problem-Solving
15 53 (13.70%) Test Automation
16 52 (13.44%) Software Engineering
16 52 (13.44%) Web Services
17 50 (12.92%) Microsoft Azure
18 48 (12.40%) ASP.NET
18 48 (12.40%) ETL
19 47 (12.14%) Linux
20 45 (11.63%) TDD
21 42 (10.85%) MVC
21 42 (10.85%) CSS
22 41 (10.59%) Performance Tuning
23 40 (10.34%) Data Warehouse
24 39 (10.08%) 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 11 (2.84%) WebSphere
2 10 (2.58%) IIS
3 9 (2.33%) Tomcat
4 8 (2.07%) Apache
4 8 (2.07%) Apache Spark
5 6 (1.55%) MS Exchange
6 5 (1.29%) Confluence
6 5 (1.29%) SAS
6 5 (1.29%) WordPress
7 4 (1.03%) CMS
7 4 (1.03%) NServiceBus
8 3 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (0.78%) SharePoint
9 2 (0.52%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.52%) Jetty
9 2 (0.52%) Kentico
9 2 (0.52%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.52%) Sitecore CMS
9 2 (0.52%) Umbraco
9 2 (0.52%) WebLogic
Applications
1 18 (4.65%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (3.10%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (1.29%) Photoshop
4 4 (1.03%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.26%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (1.81%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (1.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.03%) Dynamics GP
2 4 (1.03%) Dynamics NAV
2 4 (1.03%) FLEXCUBE
2 4 (1.03%) Infor SunSystems
3 3 (0.78%) NetSuite
3 3 (0.78%) Oracle Assets
4 2 (0.52%) Magento
5 1 (0.26%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.26%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
Cloud Services
1 50 (12.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 26 (6.72%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (3.88%) Office 365
4 10 (2.58%) SaaS
5 8 (2.07%) Dynamics 365
6 6 (1.55%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (0.78%) IaaS
7 3 (0.78%) OpenShift
8 2 (0.52%) GitHub
8 2 (0.52%) Serverless
9 1 (0.26%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.26%) Dialogflow
9 1 (0.26%) Trello
9 1 (0.26%) Wit.ai
Communications & Networking
1 19 (4.91%) Firewall
2 15 (3.88%) TCP/IP
3 12 (3.10%) LAN
4 10 (2.58%) DNS
4 10 (2.58%) WAN
5 9 (2.33%) VLAN
6 8 (2.07%) DHCP
6 8 (2.07%) SAN
7 6 (1.55%) Cisco ASA
8 5 (1.29%) HTTP
9 2 (0.52%) IP Telephony
9 2 (0.52%) VPN
10 1 (0.26%) Internet
10 1 (0.26%) Network Security
10 1 (0.26%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 176 (45.48%) SQL Server
2 68 (17.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 55 (14.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 40 (10.34%) Data Warehouse
5 36 (9.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 34 (8.79%) Relational Database
7 27 (6.98%) SQL Server 2008
8 25 (6.46%) MySQL
9 24 (6.20%) Oracle Database
10 23 (5.94%) Power BI
11 22 (5.68%) NoSQL
12 19 (4.91%) PostgreSQL
13 17 (4.39%) SQL Server 2012
14 14 (3.62%) RDBMS
14 14 (3.62%) SQL Server 2016
15 12 (3.10%) DB2
15 12 (3.10%) QlikView
16 10 (2.58%) MongoDB
17 7 (1.81%) Crystal Reports
17 7 (1.81%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 39 (10.08%) Git (software)
2 21 (5.43%) Visual Studio
3 20 (5.17%) Team Foundation Server
4 19 (4.91%) JIRA
5 16 (4.13%) Selenium
6 12 (3.10%) Mercurial
6 12 (3.10%) Subversion
7 11 (2.84%) Oracle APEX
7 11 (2.84%) TeamCity
8 9 (2.33%) Jenkins
9 8 (2.07%) Octopus Deploy
9 8 (2.07%) Oracle Forms
10 7 (1.81%) Protractor
10 7 (1.81%) WebDriver
11 5 (1.29%) Bitbucket
11 5 (1.29%) Cucumber
12 4 (1.03%) SoapUI
13 3 (0.78%) Gradle
13 3 (0.78%) Grunt
13 3 (0.78%) gulp
General
1 109 (28.17%) Finance
2 55 (14.21%) Banking
3 22 (5.68%) Investment Banking
4 21 (5.43%) Law
5 11 (2.84%) Retail
6 8 (2.07%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.03%) Telecoms
8 3 (0.78%) Electronics
8 3 (0.78%) Games
8 3 (0.78%) Legal
8 3 (0.78%) Marketing
8 3 (0.78%) Private Banking
9 2 (0.52%) Back Office
10 1 (0.26%) Advertising
10 1 (0.26%) Automotive
10 1 (0.26%) German Language
10 1 (0.26%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 178 (45.99%) Developer
2 60 (15.50%) Analyst
3 43 (11.11%) .NET Developer
4 39 (10.08%) SQL Developer
5 34 (8.79%) C# Developer
5 34 (8.79%) DBA
6 26 (6.72%) C# .NET Developer
6 26 (6.72%) SQL DBA
7 24 (6.20%) Senior Developer
8 21 (5.43%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 20 (5.17%) Java Developer
9 20 (5.17%) Software Developer
10 19 (4.91%) Software Engineer
11 15 (3.88%) Applications Support
11 15 (3.88%) ASP.NET Developer
11 15 (3.88%) PHP Developer
12 14 (3.62%) Java Engineer
12 14 (3.62%) Senior Software Engineer
12 14 (3.62%) Support Analyst
13 13 (3.36%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 108 (27.91%) .NET
2 60 (15.50%) HTML
3 52 (13.44%) Web Services
4 48 (12.40%) ASP.NET
5 42 (10.85%) CSS
6 35 (9.04%) .NET Framework
6 35 (9.04%) AngularJS
7 31 (8.01%) Spring
8 30 (7.75%) ASP.NET MVC
9 29 (7.49%) RESTful
10 27 (6.98%) jQuery
11 22 (5.68%) SOAP
12 17 (4.39%) REST
13 15 (3.88%) Entity Framework
14 14 (3.62%) JSON
15 13 (3.36%) XML
16 12 (3.10%) ASP.NET Web API
16 12 (3.10%) HTML5
17 11 (2.84%) .NET Core
18 10 (2.58%) Angular 2
Miscellaneous
1 32 (8.27%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (5.43%) Data Structures
3 20 (5.17%) Greenfield Project
4 19 (4.91%) Self-Motivation
5 17 (4.39%) Fintech
6 14 (3.62%) Algorithms
6 14 (3.62%) Clustering
7 11 (2.84%) Replication
8 10 (2.58%) NHS
9 9 (2.33%) Mainframe
9 9 (2.33%) Management Information System
10 8 (2.07%) Data Centre
11 7 (1.81%) Mobile App
11 7 (1.81%) PMI
12 6 (1.55%) Driving Licence
12 6 (1.55%) EMC VNX
12 6 (1.55%) Fixed Income
12 6 (1.55%) User Experience
13 4 (1.03%) Credit Risk
14 3 (0.78%) Verilog
Operating Systems
1 88 (22.74%) Windows
2 47 (12.14%) Linux
3 30 (7.75%) Unix
4 25 (6.46%) Windows Server
5 22 (5.68%) Windows Server 2012
6 17 (4.39%) Windows 7
7 8 (2.07%) Windows 10
8 6 (1.55%) Android
8 6 (1.55%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (1.29%) Apple iOS
10 3 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (0.78%) Windows XP
11 2 (0.52%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.26%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.26%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.26%) Windows Embedded Compact
12 1 (0.26%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.26%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (26.61%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (16.54%) Business Intelligence
3 55 (14.21%) Problem-Solving
4 53 (13.70%) Test Automation
5 52 (13.44%) Software Engineering
6 48 (12.40%) ETL
7 45 (11.63%) TDD
8 42 (10.85%) MVC
9 41 (10.59%) Performance Tuning
10 33 (8.53%) Project Management
11 30 (7.75%) Data Modelling
11 30 (7.75%) OO
11 30 (7.75%) SOA
12 26 (6.72%) Wealth Management
13 24 (6.20%) DevOps
14 23 (5.94%) Risk Management
14 23 (5.94%) SDLC
14 23 (5.94%) Web Development
15 20 (5.17%) Data Analysis
16 19 (4.91%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 108 (27.91%) C#
2 78 (20.16%) T-SQL
3 71 (18.35%) Java
4 69 (17.83%) JavaScript
5 32 (8.27%) PL/SQL
6 24 (6.20%) Python
7 22 (5.68%) PowerShell
8 20 (5.17%) PHP
9 11 (2.84%) R
10 10 (2.58%) VB.NET
11 9 (2.33%) TypeScript
12 7 (1.81%) C++
12 7 (1.81%) VBScript
12 7 (1.81%) X++
13 6 (1.55%) C
13 6 (1.55%) Scala
13 6 (1.55%) Shell Script
13 6 (1.55%) VBA
14 4 (1.03%) Perl
15 3 (0.78%) VB
Qualifications
1 33 (8.53%) Degree
2 8 (2.07%) ISEB
3 7 (1.81%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (1.81%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (1.81%) PMI Certification
4 4 (1.03%) ISTQB
5 3 (0.78%) AAT
5 3 (0.78%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (0.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (0.52%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (0.26%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.26%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.26%) MCSA
7 1 (0.26%) MCSD
7 1 (0.26%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (6.20%) QA
2 14 (3.62%) Data Quality
3 8 (2.07%) SLA
4 6 (1.55%) GDPR
5 2 (0.52%) MiFID
6 1 (0.26%) PMO
System Software
1 24 (6.20%) Active Directory
2 18 (4.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (2.84%) Docker
4 8 (2.07%) Hyper-V
4 8 (2.07%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (1.55%) vSphere
6 4 (1.03%) Terminal Server
7 2 (0.52%) HDFS
7 2 (0.52%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.26%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.26%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 8 (2.07%) Microsoft Clustering
1 8 (2.07%) SQL Sentry
2 6 (1.55%) Single Sign-On
3 3 (0.78%) Backup Exec
3 3 (0.78%) BladeLogic
3 3 (0.78%) Oracle RMAN
4 2 (0.52%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.26%) Ansible
5 1 (0.26%) Control-M
5 1 (0.26%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.26%) Ganglia
5 1 (0.26%) MobiControl
5 1 (0.26%) Netcool
5 1 (0.26%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.26%) Puppet
5 1 (0.26%) SCCM
5 1 (0.26%) SCOM
5 1 (0.26%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.26%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 100 (25.84%) Microsoft
2 58 (14.99%) Oracle
3 31 (8.01%) VMware
4 14 (3.62%) IBM
5 12 (3.10%) EMC
5 12 (3.10%) Tableau
6 9 (2.33%) Ab Initio
6 9 (2.33%) RedGate
6 9 (2.33%) SAP
7 7 (1.81%) AppDynamics
7 7 (1.81%) Cisco
8 6 (1.55%) Citrix
8 6 (1.55%) Palo Alto
8 6 (1.55%) Sage
8 6 (1.55%) Teradata
8 6 (1.55%) Xamarin
9 5 (1.29%) Salesforce.com
9 5 (1.29%) Zend
10 4 (1.03%) Hyperion
10 4 (1.03%) NetApp