Period
to 4 December 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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 4 December 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
North West > Manchester
6 months to
4 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 9 5 5
Rank change year-on-year -4 0 +1
Permanent jobs citing SQL 909 590 1,093
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 15.94% 20.61% 17.23%
As % of the Programming Languages category 32.52% 33.85% 31.99%
Number of salaries quoted 758 535 877
10th Percentile £35,750 £33,750 £28,088
25th Percentile £40,500 £41,250 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% -
75th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £58,750
90th Percentile £71,250 £65,000 £65,000
North West median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +2.04% +15.29% -

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 Manchester with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Manchester
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 2,795 1,743 3,417
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 49.01% 60.90% 53.85%
Number of salaries quoted 2,242 1,621 2,739
10th Percentile £36,250 £33,750 £30,500
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £68,750 £62,500 £60,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £70,000 £67,500
North West median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% -

SQL
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

Job postings citing SQL as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Manchester.

Job vacancy trend for SQL in Manchester

SQL
Salary Trend in Manchester

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing SQL in Manchester.

Salary trend for SQL in Manchester

SQL
Salary Histogram in Manchester

Salary distribution for jobs citing SQL in Manchester over the 6 months to 4 December 2021.

Salary histogram for SQL in Manchester

SQL
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SQL within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 4 December 2021. 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
Stockport +12 26 £57,500 +27.78% 8
Wigan +4 13 £37,500 -31.82% 5
Oldham +1 9 £60,000 +20.00% 5
Altrincham +2 7 £35,000 -10.26% 1
Salford -8 5 £45,000 +12.50% 3
Bolton -10 4 £47,000 +11.24% 8
Ashton-under-Lyne - 4 £40,000 -
Cheadle -4 3 £60,000 +20.00% 2
Bury +2 2 £27,500 -15.38% 2
Rochdale 0 2 £32,283 +10.98% 2
SQL
North West

For the 6 months to 4 December 2021, 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 Manchester region with a requirement for SQL.

1 332 (36.52%) Agile Software Development
2 263 (28.93%) Azure
3 241 (26.51%) C#
4 234 (25.74%) JavaScript
5 223 (24.53%) Java
6 218 (23.98%) .NET
7 181 (19.91%) AWS
8 170 (18.70%) DevOps
9 166 (18.26%) Microsoft
10 161 (17.71%) SQL Server
11 158 (17.38%) Social Skills
12 152 (16.72%) Software Engineering
13 145 (15.95%) Analytics
14 134 (14.74%) Python
14 134 (14.74%) Finance
15 129 (14.19%) Business Intelligence
16 126 (13.86%) Power Platform
17 122 (13.42%) Spring
18 119 (13.09%) Power BI
19 114 (12.54%) T-SQL
20 112 (12.32%) Oracle
21 111 (12.21%) Continuous Integration
22 109 (11.99%) Analytical Skills
23 103 (11.33%) Docker
23 103 (11.33%) Problem-Solving
24 101 (11.11%) CSS
25 99 (10.89%) MySQL
25 99 (10.89%) Microservices
26 98 (10.78%) Data Warehouse
27 96 (10.56%) Windows

SQL
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 28 (3.08%) Elasticsearch
2 22 (2.42%) Apache Spark
3 18 (1.98%) Apache
4 13 (1.43%) IIS
5 12 (1.32%) CMS
6 11 (1.21%) nginx
6 11 (1.21%) SharePoint
7 10 (1.10%) EPiServer
8 9 (0.99%) Confluence
8 9 (0.99%) Tomcat
9 8 (0.88%) SAS
10 6 (0.66%) Jupyter
11 5 (0.55%) Apache Airflow
11 5 (0.55%) SugarCRM
12 2 (0.22%) IBM Domino
12 2 (0.22%) Jetty
12 2 (0.22%) MS Exchange
12 2 (0.22%) WebLogic
13 1 (0.11%) Oracle Workflow
13 1 (0.11%) Umbraco
Applications
1 37 (4.07%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (1.76%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (0.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.33%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (0.33%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.11%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.11%) SPSS
6 1 (0.11%) Stata
Business Applications
1 21 (2.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.66%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.55%) Sage 1000
4 4 (0.44%) Maximo
4 4 (0.44%) NetSuite
4 4 (0.44%) SAP Business One
5 3 (0.33%) Social Studio
6 2 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.22%) IBM Planning Analytics
6 2 (0.22%) iTrent
6 2 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.22%) Unica
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle Assets
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle Receivables
7 1 (0.11%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 263 (28.93%) Azure
2 181 (19.91%) AWS
3 126 (13.86%) Power Platform
4 50 (5.50%) SaaS
5 31 (3.41%) GCP
6 30 (3.30%) Azure Data Factory
7 29 (3.19%) Microsoft 365
8 20 (2.20%) Azure Synapse Analytics
8 20 (2.20%) Dynamics 365
9 19 (2.09%) Serverless
10 18 (1.98%) Azure Logic Apps
10 18 (1.98%) GitHub
11 14 (1.54%) Azure Cosmos DB
12 12 (1.32%) Amazon SQS
12 12 (1.32%) Azure Service Fabric
12 12 (1.32%) IaaS
12 12 (1.32%) Pulumi
13 11 (1.21%) AWS Lambda
13 11 (1.21%) Azure Active Directory
13 11 (1.21%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 28 (3.08%) HTTP
2 23 (2.53%) AMQP
3 20 (2.20%) Internet
4 18 (1.98%) Firewall
5 11 (1.21%) DNS
6 8 (0.88%) DHCP
7 7 (0.77%) LAN
7 7 (0.77%) SAN
7 7 (0.77%) VoIP
7 7 (0.77%) WAN
8 6 (0.66%) IP Telephony
9 5 (0.55%) TCP/IP
10 2 (0.22%) VPN
10 2 (0.22%) Wireless
11 1 (0.11%) Intrusion Detection
11 1 (0.11%) Network Security
11 1 (0.11%) SNMP
11 1 (0.11%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 161 (17.71%) SQL Server
2 119 (13.09%) Power BI
3 99 (10.89%) MySQL
4 98 (10.78%) Data Warehouse
5 92 (10.12%) NoSQL
6 81 (8.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 79 (8.69%) PostgreSQL
8 60 (6.60%) Relational Database
9 59 (6.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 50 (5.50%) Redis
11 46 (5.06%) Azure SQL Database
11 46 (5.06%) Tableau
12 36 (3.96%) MongoDB
13 32 (3.52%) Data Lake
14 31 (3.41%) Big Data
15 22 (2.42%) Apache Accumulo
16 20 (2.20%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
17 19 (2.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 17 (1.87%) Oracle Database
19 16 (1.76%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 91 (10.01%) Git (software)
2 59 (6.49%) Jenkins
3 30 (3.30%) Subversion
4 24 (2.64%) JIRA
5 23 (2.53%) Maven
6 21 (2.31%) Mercurial
6 21 (2.31%) Visual Studio
7 20 (2.20%) JUnit
8 18 (1.98%) Team Foundation Server
9 14 (1.54%) Selenium
10 11 (1.21%) Bitbucket
10 11 (1.21%) MSTest
10 11 (1.21%) NUnit
11 8 (0.88%) Cucumber
11 8 (0.88%) TeamCity
12 7 (0.77%) Octopus Deploy
12 7 (0.77%) Postman
12 7 (0.77%) WebDriver
13 6 (0.66%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 5 (0.55%) Gradle
General
1 158 (17.38%) Social Skills
2 134 (14.74%) Finance
3 109 (11.99%) Analytical Skills
4 45 (4.95%) Law
5 39 (4.29%) Marketing
6 33 (3.63%) Retail
7 29 (3.19%) French Language
8 17 (1.87%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 17 (1.87%) Public Sector
9 16 (1.76%) Banking
9 16 (1.76%) Legal
9 16 (1.76%) Manufacturing
10 12 (1.32%) Games
11 11 (1.21%) Pharmaceutical
12 10 (1.10%) Back Office
13 8 (0.88%) Advertising
14 7 (0.77%) Organisational Skills
14 7 (0.77%) Presentation Skills
15 6 (0.66%) Billing
15 6 (0.66%) Influencing Skills
Job Titles
1 388 (42.68%) Developer
2 106 (11.66%) Java Developer
3 103 (11.33%) Analyst
4 80 (8.80%) Software Engineer
5 74 (8.14%) Senior Developer
6 62 (6.82%) C# Developer
7 58 (6.38%) Data Engineer
8 52 (5.72%) .NET Developer
9 50 (5.50%) SQL Developer
10 46 (5.06%) Azure Engineer
11 40 (4.40%) Architect
11 40 (4.40%) Senior Java Developer
12 37 (4.07%) Software Developer
13 30 (3.30%) Applications Developer
13 30 (3.30%) DevOps Engineer
13 30 (3.30%) Web Developer
14 29 (3.19%) Data Analyst
15 28 (3.08%) Full Stack Developer
15 28 (3.08%) Web Applications Developer
16 26 (2.86%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 218 (23.98%) .NET
2 122 (13.42%) Spring
3 101 (11.11%) CSS
4 81 (8.91%) AngularJS
5 74 (8.14%) .NET Core
6 71 (7.81%) Web Services
7 67 (7.37%) ASP.NET
7 67 (7.37%) HTML
7 67 (7.37%) React
8 65 (7.15%) RESTful
9 59 (6.49%) jQuery
10 56 (6.16%) RabbitMQ
10 56 (6.16%) Spring Boot
11 48 (5.28%) Kafka
12 36 (3.96%) Ajax
13 35 (3.85%) REST
13 35 (3.85%) XML
14 30 (3.30%) SOAP
14 30 (3.30%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 29 (3.19%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 87 (9.57%) Greenfield Project
2 32 (3.52%) Algorithms
3 28 (3.08%) Data Structures
3 28 (3.08%) Enterprise Software
4 27 (2.97%) User Experience
5 26 (2.86%) Self-Motivation
6 24 (2.64%) Data Protection Act
7 18 (1.98%) Legacy Systems
8 13 (1.43%) Legacy Code
9 11 (1.21%) Linux Command Line
10 10 (1.10%) Replication
11 8 (0.88%) Analytical Mindset
11 8 (0.88%) Legacy Applications
11 8 (0.88%) Management Information System
12 7 (0.77%) FMCG
13 6 (0.66%) Mobile App
14 5 (0.55%) Clustering
14 5 (0.55%) Online Gambling
15 4 (0.44%) NHS
15 4 (0.44%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 96 (10.56%) Windows
2 80 (8.80%) Linux
3 35 (3.85%) Windows Server
4 25 (2.75%) Unix
5 11 (1.21%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (1.10%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (1.10%) Windows Server 2016
7 4 (0.44%) Windows Server 2019
8 2 (0.22%) Android
8 2 (0.22%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.22%) VMS
8 2 (0.22%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (0.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.11%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.11%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 332 (36.52%) Agile Software Development
2 170 (18.70%) DevOps
3 152 (16.72%) Software Engineering
4 145 (15.95%) Analytics
5 129 (14.19%) Business Intelligence
6 111 (12.21%) Continuous Integration
7 103 (11.33%) Problem-Solving
8 99 (10.89%) Microservices
9 92 (10.12%) MVC
10 86 (9.46%) Scrum
11 82 (9.02%) Test Automation
12 80 (8.80%) ETL
13 78 (8.58%) OO
14 73 (8.03%) TDD
15 71 (7.81%) Visualisation
16 70 (7.70%) Mentoring
17 69 (7.59%) Open Source
18 63 (6.93%) ERP
18 63 (6.93%) Infrastructure as Code
19 62 (6.82%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 241 (26.51%) C#
2 234 (25.74%) JavaScript
3 223 (24.53%) Java
4 134 (14.74%) Python
5 114 (12.54%) T-SQL
6 63 (6.93%) PowerShell
7 47 (5.17%) C++
8 42 (4.62%) PHP
9 41 (4.51%) TypeScript
10 40 (4.40%) R
11 39 (4.29%) Java 8
12 31 (3.41%) VB
13 30 (3.30%) Bash Shell
14 28 (3.08%) Tcl
14 28 (3.08%) VBA
15 26 (2.86%) PL/SQL
16 23 (2.53%) Ruby
17 18 (1.98%) Shell Script
18 15 (1.65%) Go
19 14 (1.54%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 61 (6.71%) Degree
2 16 (1.76%) Computer Science Degree
3 11 (1.21%) Security Cleared
4 10 (1.10%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (0.88%) DBS Check
5 8 (0.88%) SC Cleared
6 5 (0.55%) PhD
7 4 (0.44%) Master's Degree
8 3 (0.33%) Numerate Degree
9 2 (0.22%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.11%) AAT
10 1 (0.11%) ACCA
10 1 (0.11%) AWS Certification
10 1 (0.11%) HNC
10 1 (0.11%) HND
10 1 (0.11%) ISEB
10 1 (0.11%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.11%) MCSE
10 1 (0.11%) Oracle Certification
10 1 (0.11%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (3.19%) QA
2 21 (2.31%) Data Quality
3 14 (1.54%) GDPR
4 11 (1.21%) SLA
5 3 (0.33%) PMO
6 2 (0.22%) Accessibility
6 2 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.22%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.11%) Actionable Recommendations
7 1 (0.11%) ISO 22301
7 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 103 (11.33%) Docker
2 35 (3.85%) Active Directory
3 17 (1.87%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.44%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (0.33%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.22%) VirtualBox
6 2 (0.22%) XenApp
7 1 (0.11%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.11%) Shibboleth
7 1 (0.11%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.11%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 88 (9.68%) Terraform
2 85 (9.35%) Ansible
3 52 (5.72%) Puppet
4 47 (5.17%) Kubernetes
5 32 (3.52%) Opscode Chef
6 20 (2.20%) Grafana
7 14 (1.54%) Prometheus
8 11 (1.21%) Cobbler
9 6 (0.66%) Microsoft Intune
10 4 (0.44%) Graphite
10 4 (0.44%) Kibana
10 4 (0.44%) logstash
10 4 (0.44%) ZABBIX
11 3 (0.33%) Packer
12 2 (0.22%) Active Directory Federation Services
12 2 (0.22%) Control-M
12 2 (0.22%) Docker Swarm
13 1 (0.11%) Red Hat Satellite
13 1 (0.11%) SCCM
13 1 (0.11%) SQL Sentry
Vendors
1 166 (18.26%) Microsoft
2 112 (12.32%) Oracle
3 43 (4.73%) Google
4 30 (3.30%) Salesforce.com
5 26 (2.86%) VMware
6 22 (2.42%) SaltStack
7 17 (1.87%) EnterpriseDB
8 15 (1.65%) Databricks
9 12 (1.32%) SAP
10 11 (1.21%) New Relic
11 10 (1.10%) Alteryx
11 10 (1.10%) Dell
11 10 (1.10%) Veeam
12 9 (0.99%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
13 7 (0.77%) Citrix
14 6 (0.66%) Avaya
14 6 (0.66%) EMC
14 6 (0.66%) Informatica
14 6 (0.66%) NetApp
14 6 (0.66%) Sage