Period
to 27 October 2020

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 27 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
North West > Manchester
6 months to
27 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 5 4 4
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 0
Permanent jobs citing SQL 526 1,049 1,419
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 19.88% 16.24% 19.60%
As % of the Programming Languages category 32.71% 30.79% 33.84%
Number of salaries quoted 565 918 1,320
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +12.50%
10th Percentile £35,000 £28,061 £27,500
90th Percentile £66,500 £65,000 £65,000
North West median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +17.65% - +6.25%

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 1,608 3,407 4,193
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 60.77% 52.75% 57.93%
Number of salaries quoted 1,478 2,700 3,548
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £35,000 £30,000 £28,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £67,500
North West median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +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 27 October 2020.

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 27 October 2020. 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 8 £45,000 - 5
Salford +5 6 £43,750 +43.44% 6
Bolton +1 6 £42,500 +13.33% 4
Wigan 0 6 £55,000 +66.67% 4
Altrincham -1 6 £45,000 -3.23% 2
Cheadle -3 6 £50,000 +11.11%
Bury -6 2 £32,500 -18.75% 6
Oldham -3 1 £39,000 +11.43% 1
SQL
North West

For the 6 months to 27 October 2020, 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.

1 178 (33.84%) .NET
2 177 (33.65%) C#
3 162 (30.80%) Azure
4 156 (29.66%) Agile Software Development
5 154 (29.28%) SQL Server
6 125 (23.76%) Microsoft
7 113 (21.48%) JavaScript
8 102 (19.39%) ASP.NET
9 98 (18.63%) Business Intelligence
10 92 (17.49%) DevOps
11 91 (17.30%) HTML
12 88 (16.73%) CSS
13 87 (16.54%) Analytical Skills
14 86 (16.35%) MVC
14 86 (16.35%) Finance
15 84 (15.97%) Python
16 81 (15.40%) Microservices
17 75 (14.26%) AngularJS
18 74 (14.07%) Data Warehouse
19 69 (13.12%) Software Engineering
20 68 (12.93%) AWS
21 65 (12.36%) ASP.NET Web API
22 63 (11.98%) .NET Core
23 62 (11.79%) NoSQL
23 62 (11.79%) Git (software)
24 60 (11.41%) Continuous Integration
25 59 (11.22%) T-SQL
26 58 (11.03%) Power Platform
27 57 (10.84%) Power BI
27 57 (10.84%) TDD

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 20 (3.80%) SharePoint
2 17 (3.23%) Elasticsearch
3 16 (3.04%) Apache Spark
4 14 (2.66%) Apache
5 12 (2.28%) IIS
6 11 (2.09%) nginx
7 10 (1.90%) MS Exchange
8 5 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2013
9 4 (0.76%) CMS
9 4 (0.76%) WordPress
10 3 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2010
10 3 (0.57%) WebLogic
10 3 (0.57%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.38%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (0.38%) SAS
12 1 (0.19%) Apache Airflow
12 1 (0.19%) Confluence
12 1 (0.19%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 1 (0.19%) Tomcat
Applications
1 20 (3.80%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.57%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.19%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 6 (1.14%) Dynamics AX
1 6 (1.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.95%) thinkFolio
3 3 (0.57%) FLEXCUBE
3 3 (0.57%) WebTrends
4 2 (0.38%) Magento
5 1 (0.19%) Sage X3
5 1 (0.19%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 162 (30.80%) Azure
2 68 (12.93%) AWS
3 58 (11.03%) Power Platform
4 20 (3.80%) GCP
5 17 (3.23%) Azure Data Factory
5 17 (3.23%) Cloud Computing
6 15 (2.85%) GitHub
6 15 (2.85%) IaaS
7 13 (2.47%) SaaS
8 12 (2.28%) Office 365
8 12 (2.28%) PaaS
9 10 (1.90%) Serverless
10 7 (1.33%) Dynamics 365
11 5 (0.95%) Azure Active Directory
11 5 (0.95%) Boomi
12 4 (0.76%) Azure Machine Learning
12 4 (0.76%) Google Analytics
13 3 (0.57%) Adobe Analytics
13 3 (0.57%) Amazon S3
13 3 (0.57%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 13 (2.47%) DHCP
1 13 (2.47%) DNS
2 11 (2.09%) Skype
3 9 (1.71%) Firewall
4 7 (1.33%) HTTP
5 6 (1.14%) SNMP
5 6 (1.14%) VPN
5 6 (1.14%) WAN
6 5 (0.95%) TCP/IP
7 4 (0.76%) Internet
7 4 (0.76%) Network Security
7 4 (0.76%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (0.57%) LAN
8 3 (0.57%) SAN
8 3 (0.57%) SSL
8 3 (0.57%) VoIP
9 2 (0.38%) VLAN
10 1 (0.19%) Remote Desktop
10 1 (0.19%) Unified Communications
10 1 (0.19%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 154 (29.28%) SQL Server
2 74 (14.07%) Data Warehouse
3 62 (11.79%) NoSQL
4 57 (10.84%) Power BI
5 45 (8.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 43 (8.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 32 (6.08%) PostgreSQL
8 31 (5.89%) Azure SQL Database
9 29 (5.51%) Data Lake
10 25 (4.75%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
11 23 (4.37%) MongoDB
12 21 (3.99%) MySQL
13 16 (3.04%) Snowflake Schema
14 14 (2.66%) Amazon Redshift
14 14 (2.66%) Relational Database
14 14 (2.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 14 (2.66%) Tableau
15 12 (2.28%) Oracle Reports
15 12 (2.28%) SQL Server 2019
16 11 (2.09%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 62 (11.79%) Git (software)
2 35 (6.65%) Jenkins
3 26 (4.94%) JIRA
4 17 (3.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 15 (2.85%) GitLab
5 15 (2.85%) Selenium
6 12 (2.28%) Oracle APEX
6 12 (2.28%) Subversion
7 11 (2.09%) Mercurial
8 10 (1.90%) NUnit
9 9 (1.71%) Maven
10 8 (1.52%) JUnit
10 8 (1.52%) SpecFlow
10 8 (1.52%) Team Foundation Server
10 8 (1.52%) Visual Studio
11 5 (0.95%) TeamCity
12 4 (0.76%) Protractor
12 4 (0.76%) ReSharper
12 4 (0.76%) SoapUI
12 4 (0.76%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 86 (16.35%) Finance
2 36 (6.84%) Law
3 24 (4.56%) Public Sector
4 16 (3.04%) Marketing
5 14 (2.66%) Financial Institution
6 13 (2.47%) Banking
7 11 (2.09%) Legal
7 11 (2.09%) Telecoms
8 8 (1.52%) Electronics
8 8 (1.52%) Manufacturing
9 7 (1.33%) Retail
10 6 (1.14%) Advertising
11 3 (0.57%) Back Office
11 3 (0.57%) Games
11 3 (0.57%) Local Government
12 2 (0.38%) General Ledger
13 1 (0.19%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 225 (42.78%) Developer
2 62 (11.79%) .NET Developer
3 59 (11.22%) Analyst
4 51 (9.70%) C# Developer
5 48 (9.13%) Senior Developer
6 43 (8.17%) Software Developer
7 38 (7.22%) Software Engineer
8 36 (6.84%) Data Engineer
9 28 (5.32%) DBA
10 27 (5.13%) SQL DBA
11 26 (4.94%) Full Stack Developer
12 24 (4.56%) C# .NET Developer
12 24 (4.56%) Lead Developer
13 23 (4.37%) C# Software Developer
14 22 (4.18%) SQL Server DBA
15 21 (3.99%) Data Analyst
15 21 (3.99%) SQL Developer
16 20 (3.80%) Business Intelligence Developer
16 20 (3.80%) Platform Engineer
17 19 (3.61%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 178 (33.84%) .NET
2 102 (19.39%) ASP.NET
3 91 (17.30%) HTML
4 88 (16.73%) CSS
5 75 (14.26%) AngularJS
6 65 (12.36%) ASP.NET Web API
7 63 (11.98%) .NET Core
8 46 (8.75%) ASP.NET MVC
9 44 (8.37%) .NET Framework
10 41 (7.79%) React
11 37 (7.03%) HTML5
12 32 (6.08%) Entity Framework
13 30 (5.70%) LINQ
14 28 (5.32%) ASP.NET Core
15 23 (4.37%) Node.js
16 22 (4.18%) jQuery
16 22 (4.18%) RESTful
16 22 (4.18%) Web Services
17 20 (3.80%) REST
18 19 (3.61%) LINQ to SQL
Miscellaneous
1 87 (16.54%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (3.80%) Replication
3 19 (3.61%) Clustering
4 18 (3.42%) Greenfield Project
5 16 (3.04%) User Experience
6 14 (2.66%) Management Information System
7 10 (1.90%) Virtual Team
8 9 (1.71%) Enterprise Software
9 8 (1.52%) Cloud Native
10 7 (1.33%) Mobile App
11 6 (1.14%) Linux Command Line
11 6 (1.14%) N-Tier
12 5 (0.95%) Analytical Mindset
12 5 (0.95%) Data Centre
12 5 (0.95%) Data Structures
12 5 (0.95%) NHS
13 4 (0.76%) Public Cloud
14 3 (0.57%) Driving Licence
14 3 (0.57%) Self-Motivation
14 3 (0.57%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 56 (10.65%) Linux
2 48 (9.13%) Windows
3 17 (3.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 17 (3.23%) Windows Server
4 15 (2.85%) CentOS
5 9 (1.71%) Android
6 7 (1.33%) Apple iOS
7 6 (1.14%) Windows Server 2016
8 5 (0.95%) Unix
9 4 (0.76%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.57%) Windows 10
11 2 (0.38%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.38%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 156 (29.66%) Agile Software Development
2 98 (18.63%) Business Intelligence
3 92 (17.49%) DevOps
4 86 (16.35%) MVC
5 81 (15.40%) Microservices
6 69 (13.12%) Software Engineering
7 60 (11.41%) Continuous Integration
8 57 (10.84%) TDD
9 56 (10.65%) SDLC
10 55 (10.46%) Problem-Solving
11 54 (10.27%) OO
12 52 (9.89%) ETL
13 49 (9.32%) Analytics
14 47 (8.94%) Data Modelling
15 39 (7.41%) Test Automation
16 28 (5.32%) Performance Tuning
17 27 (5.13%) High Availability
17 27 (5.13%) Scrum
18 26 (4.94%) Mentoring
19 25 (4.75%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 177 (33.65%) C#
2 113 (21.48%) JavaScript
3 84 (15.97%) Python
4 59 (11.22%) T-SQL
5 47 (8.94%) Java
6 27 (5.13%) TypeScript
7 25 (4.75%) PowerShell
8 21 (3.99%) Go
9 20 (3.80%) PL/SQL
10 19 (3.61%) Ruby
11 16 (3.04%) PHP
12 9 (1.71%) C++
13 8 (1.52%) R
14 6 (1.14%) Scala
15 5 (0.95%) Bash Shell
16 4 (0.76%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 4 (0.76%) Java 8
17 3 (0.57%) X++
18 2 (0.38%) ES6
18 2 (0.38%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 23 (4.37%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (4.18%) Degree
3 15 (2.85%) AWS Certification
4 13 (2.47%) MCSA
5 11 (2.09%) MCSE
6 10 (1.90%) Computer Science Degree
7 9 (1.71%) TOGAF Certification
8 6 (1.14%) Security Cleared
9 5 (0.95%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (0.76%) CCNA
10 4 (0.76%) DV Cleared
11 3 (0.57%) HP AIS
11 3 (0.57%) HP ASE
11 3 (0.57%) HP MASE
11 3 (0.57%) JNCIS
11 3 (0.57%) MCITP
11 3 (0.57%) NCIE
11 3 (0.57%) SC Cleared
11 3 (0.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 1 (0.19%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (8.37%) QA
2 13 (2.47%) Data Quality
3 8 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.38%) COBIT
4 2 (0.38%) GDPR
4 2 (0.38%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.38%) PMO
4 2 (0.38%) SLA
5 1 (0.19%) GLP
5 1 (0.19%) GxP
5 1 (0.19%) NIST
System Software
1 35 (6.65%) Docker
2 20 (3.80%) Active Directory
3 11 (2.09%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.95%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.57%) XenApp
5 3 (0.57%) zsh
6 2 (0.38%) Citrix Hypervisor
6 2 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.19%) HDFS
7 1 (0.19%) vSphere
7 1 (0.19%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 22 (4.18%) Kubernetes
2 20 (3.80%) Terraform
3 18 (3.42%) Puppet
4 17 (3.23%) Ansible
4 17 (3.23%) Grafana
4 17 (3.23%) Prometheus
5 15 (2.85%) Graphite
6 12 (2.28%) Failover Clustering
7 4 (0.76%) Microsoft Intune
8 3 (0.57%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 3 (0.57%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 3 (0.57%) Oracle RMAN
9 2 (0.38%) Nagios
9 2 (0.38%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (0.38%) Rancher
9 2 (0.38%) SCCM
10 1 (0.19%) Kibana
10 1 (0.19%) SCOM
10 1 (0.19%) WSUS
10 1 (0.19%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 125 (23.76%) Microsoft
2 36 (6.84%) Oracle
3 19 (3.61%) Databricks
4 17 (3.23%) Google
5 15 (2.85%) SAP
6 13 (2.47%) VMware
7 8 (1.52%) Cognos
8 7 (1.33%) Vertica
8 7 (1.33%) Xamarin
9 6 (1.14%) Citrix
10 5 (0.95%) EnterpriseDB
11 4 (0.76%) Adobe
11 4 (0.76%) Alteryx
11 4 (0.76%) MuleSoft
11 4 (0.76%) Zend
12 3 (0.57%) Cisco
12 3 (0.57%) HP
12 3 (0.57%) JDA
12 3 (0.57%) Juniper
12 3 (0.57%) NetApp