Period
to 15 December 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Chester 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 15 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
Cheshire > Chester
6 months to
15 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 4 3 3
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 0
Permanent jobs citing SQL 86 77 147
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Chester 26.96% 33.92% 36.39%
As % of the Programming Languages category 48.86% 58.33% 53.07%
Number of salaries quoted 84 74 139
Chester median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% - +14.86%
10th Percentile £25,750 £27,000 £23,650
90th Percentile £54,625 £55,000 £60,000
Cheshire median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -5.88% - +21.43%

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 Chester with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Chester
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 176 132 277
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Chester 55.17% 58.15% 68.56%
Number of salaries quoted 168 116 249
Chester median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,875 £26,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £58,125 £56,850
Cheshire median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +13.33%

SQL
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

Job postings citing SQL as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Chester.

Job vacancy trend for SQL in Chester

SQL
Salary Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SQL in Chester.

Salary trend for SQL in Chester

SQL
Salary Histogram in Chester

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SQL in Chester over the 6 months to 15 December 2019.

Salary histogram for SQL in Chester

For the 6 months to 15 December 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 Chester region with a requirement for SQL.

1 59 (68.60%) C#
2 48 (55.81%) Agile Software Development
3 47 (54.65%) JavaScript
4 41 (47.67%) Test Automation
5 38 (44.19%) Scrum
6 36 (41.86%) SOAP
6 36 (41.86%) REST
7 35 (40.70%) Continuous Integration
7 35 (40.70%) Java
7 35 (40.70%) .NET
8 34 (39.53%) Hudson
8 34 (39.53%) Jenkins
9 32 (37.21%) Shell Script
10 31 (36.05%) HTML
11 28 (32.56%) BDD
11 28 (32.56%) Selenium
12 26 (30.23%) SQL Server
12 26 (30.23%) XML
13 24 (27.91%) WebDriver
14 23 (26.74%) QA
14 23 (26.74%) JUnit
14 23 (26.74%) Maven
15 21 (24.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 21 (24.42%) SpecFlow
16 20 (23.26%) T-SQL
17 19 (22.09%) JIRA
17 19 (22.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 18 (20.93%) Microservices
18 18 (20.93%) TDD
19 17 (19.77%) Defect Management

SQL
Co-occurring IT Skills in Chester 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 5 (5.81%) MS Exchange
2 3 (3.49%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.33%) Apache
4 1 (1.16%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.16%) CMS
4 1 (1.16%) nginx
4 1 (1.16%) Umbraco
Applications
1 9 (10.47%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.16%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 15 (17.44%) GitHub
2 13 (15.12%) Azure
3 12 (13.95%) Power Platform
4 7 (8.14%) AWS
5 5 (5.81%) Kong
5 5 (5.81%) Office 365
6 2 (2.33%) BlazeMeter
6 2 (2.33%) Google Analytics
6 2 (2.33%) SaaS
7 1 (1.16%) Azure Functions
7 1 (1.16%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.81%) DHCP
1 5 (5.81%) DNS
1 5 (5.81%) NAS
1 5 (5.81%) SAN
1 5 (5.81%) VoIP
1 5 (5.81%) WLAN
2 3 (3.49%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (30.23%) SQL Server
2 21 (24.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 19 (22.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 12 (13.95%) Data Warehouse
4 12 (13.95%) Power BI
5 11 (12.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 8 (9.30%) QlikView
7 3 (3.49%) Relational Database
8 2 (2.33%) Cosmos DB
8 2 (2.33%) NoSQL
8 2 (2.33%) PowerPivot
8 2 (2.33%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (1.16%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 1 (1.16%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (1.16%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (1.16%) Data Lake
9 1 (1.16%) Hadoop
9 1 (1.16%) OLAP
9 1 (1.16%) RDBMS
9 1 (1.16%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 34 (39.53%) Hudson
1 34 (39.53%) Jenkins
2 28 (32.56%) Selenium
3 24 (27.91%) WebDriver
4 23 (26.74%) JUnit
4 23 (26.74%) Maven
5 21 (24.42%) SpecFlow
6 19 (22.09%) JIRA
7 16 (18.60%) Team Foundation Server
8 14 (16.28%) Bitbucket
8 14 (16.28%) NUnit
8 14 (16.28%) TestNG
9 13 (15.12%) Appium
9 13 (15.12%) Cucumber
10 11 (12.79%) Visual Studio Team System
11 10 (11.63%) SoapUI
12 2 (2.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 2 (2.33%) Visual Studio
13 1 (1.16%) Git (software)
13 1 (1.16%) TestRail
General
1 7 (8.14%) Manufacturing
2 4 (4.65%) Finance
3 3 (3.49%) Marketing
4 2 (2.33%) Retail
5 1 (1.16%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 27 (31.40%) Developer
2 22 (25.58%) QA Engineer
3 14 (16.28%) Software QA Engineer
4 13 (15.12%) Automation Engineer
4 13 (15.12%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 9 (10.47%) Analyst
6 7 (8.14%) .NET Developer
6 7 (8.14%) Business Developer
6 7 (8.14%) Senior Developer
7 5 (5.81%) Lead Developer
7 5 (5.81%) SQL Developer
8 4 (4.65%) Junior
8 4 (4.65%) Junior Developer
8 4 (4.65%) Support Analyst
8 4 (4.65%) Technical Analyst
8 4 (4.65%) Technical Support
8 4 (4.65%) Technical Support Analyst
9 3 (3.49%) Development Manager
9 3 (3.49%) Support Engineer
9 3 (3.49%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (41.86%) REST
1 36 (41.86%) SOAP
2 35 (40.70%) .NET
3 31 (36.05%) HTML
4 26 (30.23%) XML
5 15 (17.44%) Web Services
6 11 (12.79%) Gherkin
7 10 (11.63%) CSS
8 7 (8.14%) jQuery
9 6 (6.98%) .NET Core
9 6 (6.98%) ASP.NET
9 6 (6.98%) RESTful
10 5 (5.81%) Node.js
10 5 (5.81%) React
10 5 (5.81%) Redux
11 4 (4.65%) JSON
12 3 (3.49%) EDI
13 2 (2.33%) .NET Framework
13 2 (2.33%) ASP.NET Web API
13 2 (2.33%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 14 (16.28%) PMI
2 8 (9.30%) Self-Motivation
3 6 (6.98%) Wiki
4 4 (4.65%) User Experience
5 2 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.33%) Learning Management System
5 2 (2.33%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.33%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.33%) Replication
6 1 (1.16%) Analytical Mindset
6 1 (1.16%) Clustering
6 1 (1.16%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.16%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 10 (11.63%) Windows
2 6 (6.98%) VMS
3 5 (5.81%) Windows Server
4 2 (2.33%) Linux
4 2 (2.33%) Unix
5 1 (1.16%) CentOS
5 1 (1.16%) Debian
5 1 (1.16%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (55.81%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (47.67%) Test Automation
3 38 (44.19%) Scrum
4 35 (40.70%) Continuous Integration
5 28 (32.56%) BDD
6 18 (20.93%) Microservices
6 18 (20.93%) TDD
7 17 (19.77%) Defect Management
8 16 (18.60%) Business Intelligence
8 16 (18.60%) DevOps
9 14 (16.28%) Acceptance Criteria
9 14 (16.28%) ERP
10 12 (13.95%) User Acceptance Testing
11 11 (12.79%) Test Scripting
12 10 (11.63%) Defect Tracking
12 10 (11.63%) E-Commerce
12 10 (11.63%) Line Management
12 10 (11.63%) Performance Testing
12 10 (11.63%) Software Engineering
13 9 (10.47%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 59 (68.60%) C#
2 47 (54.65%) JavaScript
3 35 (40.70%) Java
4 32 (37.21%) Shell Script
5 20 (23.26%) T-SQL
6 14 (16.28%) VBScript
7 12 (13.95%) PowerShell
8 10 (11.63%) Python
9 9 (10.47%) Groovy
9 9 (10.47%) PHP
10 5 (5.81%) VBA
11 1 (1.16%) C++
11 1 (1.16%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 14 (16.28%) PMI Certification
2 8 (9.30%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (6.98%) Degree
3 6 (6.98%) MCSD
4 2 (2.33%) HND
4 2 (2.33%) ISTQB
4 2 (2.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.16%) Numerate Degree
5 1 (1.16%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (26.74%) QA
System Software
1 15 (17.44%) Docker
2 6 (6.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (5.81%) Active Directory
4 4 (4.65%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (1.16%) Ansible
1 1 (1.16%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 15 (17.44%) Microsoft
2 11 (12.79%) Tableau
3 6 (6.98%) Sitecore
3 6 (6.98%) VMware
4 5 (5.81%) Cisco
4 5 (5.81%) HP
4 5 (5.81%) Sage
5 2 (2.33%) Google
5 2 (2.33%) SendGrid
6 1 (1.16%) Facebook
6 1 (1.16%) Instagram
6 1 (1.16%) Oracle
6 1 (1.16%) Twitter