Period
to 13 April 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 13 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
North West > Manchester
6 months to
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 5 3 6
Rank change year-on-year -2 +3 -1
Permanent jobs citing SQL 777 989 1,075
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 20.93% 20.15% 17.24%
As % of the Programming Languages category 37.11% 35.58% 31.90%
Number of salaries quoted 704 788 926
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £31,250
25th Percentile £38,750 £37,500 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% +2.27%
75th Percentile £60,000 £59,250 £56,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £68,750 £65,000
North West median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -

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 2,094 2,780 3,370
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 56.41% 56.65% 54.04%
Number of salaries quoted 1,854 2,259 2,795
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
25th Percentile £38,750 £38,375 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year - +11.11% -
75th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £58,750
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
North West median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%

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 13 April 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 13 April 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
Altrincham -2 15 £47,500 +26.67% 4
Stockport -4 15 £53,000 +17.78% 6
Bury +3 12 £30,000 +16.50% 5
Bolton -14 9 £40,000 - 3
Salford +8 7 £42,000 -6.67% 8
Oldham 0 5 £50,000 +81.82% 2
Wigan -1 4 £48,500 +38.57% 1
Rochdale +10 3 £29,088 - 2
Cheadle -5 2 £38,586 -14.25% 3
Sale +1 1 £23,000 -45.88%
SQL
North West

For the 6 months to 13 April 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.

1 241 (31.02%) SQL Server
2 228 (29.34%) Azure
3 208 (26.77%) C#
4 203 (26.13%) JavaScript
5 191 (24.58%) .NET
6 187 (24.07%) Microsoft
7 158 (20.33%) Agile Software Development
8 152 (19.56%) Python
9 146 (18.79%) DevOps
10 133 (17.12%) AWS
11 127 (16.34%) Business Intelligence
12 120 (15.44%) MVC
13 111 (14.29%) Windows
14 108 (13.90%) T-SQL
15 106 (13.64%) Data Warehouse
16 99 (12.74%) HTML
17 96 (12.36%) Java
17 96 (12.36%) ETL
17 96 (12.36%) CSS
18 95 (12.23%) Continuous Integration
19 94 (12.10%) Software Engineering
20 90 (11.58%) Power BI
20 90 (11.58%) Power Platform
21 88 (11.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
22 87 (11.20%) ASP.NET
23 85 (10.94%) Finance
23 85 (10.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
24 84 (10.81%) Git (software)
25 82 (10.55%) Docker
26 80 (10.30%) Analytics

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 29 (3.73%) Apache Spark
2 25 (3.22%) IIS
3 15 (1.93%) Elasticsearch
3 15 (1.93%) MS Exchange
4 13 (1.67%) nginx
5 10 (1.29%) Apache
5 10 (1.29%) BizTalk Server
6 9 (1.16%) CMS
7 8 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2013
8 7 (0.90%) Confluence
8 7 (0.90%) SharePoint
9 5 (0.64%) SAS
9 5 (0.64%) WordPress
10 4 (0.51%) Apache Synapse
11 2 (0.26%) Apache Solr
11 2 (0.26%) ColdFusion
12 1 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2010
12 1 (0.13%) Mule
12 1 (0.13%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.13%) Umbraco
Applications
1 39 (5.02%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (1.29%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.39%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.13%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 7 (0.90%) Elite 3E
2 6 (0.77%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.64%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.64%) Magento
4 2 (0.26%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.26%) SAP Business One
5 1 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.13%) SessionCam
5 1 (0.13%) Visualfiles
5 1 (0.13%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 228 (29.34%) Azure
2 133 (17.12%) AWS
3 90 (11.58%) Power Platform
4 36 (4.63%) Serverless
5 28 (3.60%) Azure Data Factory
5 28 (3.60%) Microsoft 365
6 22 (2.83%) SaaS
7 20 (2.57%) IaaS
8 17 (2.19%) GCP
9 16 (2.06%) PaaS
10 14 (1.80%) AWS CloudFormation
10 14 (1.80%) AWS Lambda
10 14 (1.80%) Azure Functions
10 14 (1.80%) Matillion
11 12 (1.54%) Amazon Kinesis
11 12 (1.54%) Azure Active Directory
12 9 (1.16%) Amazon S3
12 9 (1.16%) Amazon SageMaker
12 9 (1.16%) Dynamics 365
13 8 (1.03%) Logic Apps
Communications & Networking
1 25 (3.22%) DNS
2 24 (3.09%) DHCP
3 12 (1.54%) SNMP
4 8 (1.03%) Internet
4 8 (1.03%) Network Security
5 4 (0.51%) LAN
5 4 (0.51%) SAN
5 4 (0.51%) WAN
6 3 (0.39%) Extranet
6 3 (0.39%) SSH
6 3 (0.39%) VoIP
7 2 (0.26%) HTTP
7 2 (0.26%) VPN
7 2 (0.26%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.13%) Firewall
8 1 (0.13%) Kerberos
8 1 (0.13%) MPLS
8 1 (0.13%) Softphone
8 1 (0.13%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.13%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 241 (31.02%) SQL Server
2 106 (13.64%) Data Warehouse
3 90 (11.58%) Power BI
4 88 (11.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 85 (10.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 68 (8.75%) NoSQL
7 51 (6.56%) Azure SQL Database
8 45 (5.79%) Data Lake
8 45 (5.79%) PostgreSQL
9 44 (5.66%) MySQL
10 37 (4.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 34 (4.38%) Amazon Redshift
12 26 (3.35%) MongoDB
13 25 (3.22%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
14 22 (2.83%) Cosmos DB
15 21 (2.70%) Hadoop
15 21 (2.70%) Snowflake Schema
16 20 (2.57%) Relational Database
17 17 (2.19%) BusinessObjects
18 16 (2.06%) Amazon Athena
Development Applications
1 84 (10.81%) Git (software)
2 60 (7.72%) Jenkins
3 49 (6.31%) JIRA
4 24 (3.09%) Subversion
5 17 (2.19%) Gradle
6 15 (1.93%) GitLab
6 15 (1.93%) IntelliJ
7 13 (1.67%) Cucumber
7 13 (1.67%) Mercurial
8 12 (1.54%) Artifactory
8 12 (1.54%) TeamCity
8 12 (1.54%) Vagrant
9 10 (1.29%) Selenium
9 10 (1.29%) Visual Studio
10 7 (0.90%) Octopus Deploy
10 7 (0.90%) Team Foundation Server
11 6 (0.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 6 (0.77%) Postman
12 4 (0.51%) Bitbucket
12 4 (0.51%) Cypress.io
General
1 85 (10.94%) Finance
2 40 (5.15%) Law
3 29 (3.73%) Retail
4 16 (2.06%) Games
5 14 (1.80%) Marketing
6 12 (1.54%) Public Sector
7 10 (1.29%) Multimedia
8 9 (1.16%) Back Office
8 9 (1.16%) Telecoms
9 7 (0.90%) Manufacturing
10 6 (0.77%) Financial Institution
10 6 (0.77%) Legal
11 4 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
12 3 (0.39%) Banking
13 2 (0.26%) Automotive
13 2 (0.26%) Housing Association
14 1 (0.13%) Billing
Job Titles
1 332 (42.73%) Developer
2 78 (10.04%) .NET Developer
3 65 (8.37%) Senior Developer
4 63 (8.11%) Analyst
5 62 (7.98%) Data Engineer
6 58 (7.46%) Azure Engineer
6 58 (7.46%) SQL Developer
7 55 (7.08%) PHP Developer
7 55 (7.08%) Software Engineer
8 45 (5.79%) C# Developer
9 35 (4.50%) DBA
10 33 (4.25%) SQL DBA
11 31 (3.99%) C# .NET Developer
12 30 (3.86%) DevOps Engineer
13 29 (3.73%) Team Leader
14 28 (3.60%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 28 (3.60%) Platform Engineer
15 25 (3.22%) Full Stack Developer
16 24 (3.09%) Java Developer
16 24 (3.09%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 191 (24.58%) .NET
2 99 (12.74%) HTML
3 96 (12.36%) CSS
4 87 (11.20%) ASP.NET
5 70 (9.01%) .NET Core
6 69 (8.88%) React
7 65 (8.37%) AngularJS
8 57 (7.34%) jQuery
9 45 (5.79%) Laravel
9 45 (5.79%) Vue.js
10 43 (5.53%) CSS3
10 43 (5.53%) HTML5
11 35 (4.50%) .NET Framework
11 35 (4.50%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 33 (4.25%) ASP.NET Web API
13 31 (3.99%) RabbitMQ
14 30 (3.86%) Node.js
15 28 (3.60%) Web Services
16 27 (3.47%) JSON
17 26 (3.35%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 72 (9.27%) Analytical Skills
2 37 (4.76%) Greenfield Project
3 35 (4.50%) Mobile App
4 29 (3.73%) Replication
5 18 (2.32%) Clustering
6 17 (2.19%) Self-Motivation
7 12 (1.54%) e-Learning
8 10 (1.29%) Data Structures
9 8 (1.03%) Algorithms
9 8 (1.03%) User Experience
10 7 (0.90%) Client/Server
11 6 (0.77%) Enterprise Software
12 5 (0.64%) Enterprise Cloud
12 5 (0.64%) Life Science
13 4 (0.51%) Analytical Mindset
13 4 (0.51%) Data Centre
13 4 (0.51%) Hybrid Cloud
14 3 (0.39%) Linux Command Line
14 3 (0.39%) NHS
14 3 (0.39%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 111 (14.29%) Windows
2 55 (7.08%) Linux
3 40 (5.15%) Windows Server
4 12 (1.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (1.29%) Unix
6 4 (0.51%) Alpine Linux
6 4 (0.51%) Ubuntu
6 4 (0.51%) Windows 10
6 4 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (0.51%) Windows Server 2016
7 3 (0.39%) Windows Server 2019
8 2 (0.26%) Android
8 2 (0.26%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.26%) CentOS
8 2 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.13%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 158 (20.33%) Agile Software Development
2 146 (18.79%) DevOps
3 127 (16.34%) Business Intelligence
4 120 (15.44%) MVC
5 96 (12.36%) ETL
6 95 (12.23%) Continuous Integration
7 94 (12.10%) Software Engineering
8 80 (10.30%) Analytics
9 70 (9.01%) Problem-Solving
10 64 (8.24%) TDD
11 63 (8.11%) Migration
12 59 (7.59%) Data Modelling
13 57 (7.34%) Mentoring
14 56 (7.21%) Test Automation
15 49 (6.31%) Web Development
16 48 (6.18%) SDLC
17 46 (5.92%) Data Science
17 46 (5.92%) Scrum
18 44 (5.66%) Infrastructure as Code
19 43 (5.53%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 208 (26.77%) C#
2 203 (26.13%) JavaScript
3 152 (19.56%) Python
4 108 (13.90%) T-SQL
5 96 (12.36%) Java
6 77 (9.91%) PHP
7 66 (8.49%) PowerShell
8 44 (5.66%) Go
9 33 (4.25%) TypeScript
10 22 (2.83%) C++
11 16 (2.06%) R
12 15 (1.93%) Groovy
12 15 (1.93%) PL/SQL
13 13 (1.67%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 12 (1.54%) Scala
15 11 (1.42%) Ruby
16 9 (1.16%) VB
17 8 (1.03%) C
18 7 (0.90%) VB.NET
19 6 (0.77%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 40 (5.15%) Degree
2 19 (2.45%) SC Cleared
2 19 (2.45%) Security Cleared
3 8 (1.03%) Computer Science Degree
4 7 (0.90%) BPSS Clearance
5 6 (0.77%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (0.64%) ISTQB
7 4 (0.51%) ACCA
7 4 (0.51%) CIMA
8 3 (0.39%) ISEB
9 2 (0.26%) AWS Certification
9 2 (0.26%) DBS Check
9 2 (0.26%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.26%) RHCE
9 2 (0.26%) RHCSA
10 1 (0.13%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.13%) Numerate Degree
10 1 (0.13%) PhD
10 1 (0.13%) Tableau Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (5.15%) QA
2 27 (3.47%) Data Quality
3 8 (1.03%) GDPR
3 8 (1.03%) PCI DSS
4 6 (0.77%) SLA
5 3 (0.39%) CDISC
5 3 (0.39%) Good Clinical Practice
6 1 (0.13%) GxP
6 1 (0.13%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 82 (10.55%) Docker
2 40 (5.15%) Active Directory
3 10 (1.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.64%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.26%) HDFS
6 1 (0.13%) Citrix Hypervisor
6 1 (0.13%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.13%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 67 (8.62%) Terraform
2 48 (6.18%) Ansible
3 45 (5.79%) Kubernetes
4 30 (3.86%) Opscode Chef
5 15 (1.93%) Packer
6 12 (1.54%) Failover Clustering
6 12 (1.54%) Puppet
7 7 (0.90%) WSUS
8 5 (0.64%) HP Fortify
9 4 (0.51%) Grafana
9 4 (0.51%) Microsoft Clustering
9 4 (0.51%) Microsoft Intune
9 4 (0.51%) Prometheus
10 2 (0.26%) Consul
10 2 (0.26%) Docker Swarm
10 2 (0.26%) Graphite
10 2 (0.26%) Rancher
10 2 (0.26%) SCCM
11 1 (0.13%) CA Wily
11 1 (0.13%) SCOM
Vendors
1 187 (24.07%) Microsoft
2 76 (9.78%) Oracle
3 32 (4.12%) EnterpriseDB
4 19 (2.45%) Databricks
5 17 (2.19%) VMware
6 16 (2.06%) Google
7 14 (1.80%) Cognos
8 13 (1.67%) Zend
9 12 (1.54%) Aquila
10 10 (1.29%) SAP
11 9 (1.16%) Citrix
11 9 (1.16%) Salesforce.com
12 8 (1.03%) Atlassian
12 8 (1.03%) Red Hat
13 7 (0.90%) Intel
13 7 (0.90%) Sitecore
13 7 (0.90%) Snowplow
14 6 (0.77%) HP
15 5 (0.64%) Ab Initio
15 5 (0.64%) Adobe