Period
to 27 January 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 27 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
North West > Manchester
6 months to
27 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 4 3 7
Rank change year-on-year -1 +4 -1
Permanent jobs citing SQL 701 1,047 1,199
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 21.88% 19.00% 17.95%
As % of the Programming Languages category 36.84% 34.33% 32.16%
Number of salaries quoted 764 875 1,120
Median annual salary £49,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.16% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,500 £30,475
90th Percentile £70,000 £68,250 £65,000
North West median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +8.43%

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 Manchester with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Manchester
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 1,903 3,050 3,728
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 59.39% 55.34% 55.83%
Number of salaries quoted 1,723 2,467 3,206
Median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11% +3.45%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £29,750
90th Percentile £71,250 £68,750 £70,000
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 January 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 27 January 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 -4 16 £45,000 -18.18% 5
Bolton -6 10 £42,500 - 2
Stockport -11 10 £41,500 -7.78% 2
Salford +3 8 £42,000 +9.09% 4
Wigan +1 8 £55,000 +57.71% 4
Oldham -2 5 £50,000 +42.86%
Bury +2 4 £35,000 -12.50% 1
Cheadle -1 4 £50,000 +11.11%
Rochdale +6 3 £29,088 -
Sale +2 1 £23,000 -45.88%
SQL
North West

For the 6 months to 27 January 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.

1 219 (31.24%) Azure
2 212 (30.24%) SQL Server
3 200 (28.53%) C#
4 192 (27.39%) .NET
5 171 (24.39%) JavaScript
6 162 (23.11%) Microsoft
7 150 (21.40%) Agile Software Development
8 130 (18.54%) Business Intelligence
9 129 (18.40%) Python
10 124 (17.69%) DevOps
11 110 (15.69%) MVC
12 107 (15.26%) Data Warehouse
13 104 (14.84%) AWS
14 102 (14.55%) ASP.NET
14 102 (14.55%) Analytical Skills
15 92 (13.12%) Finance
16 90 (12.84%) Power Platform
17 89 (12.70%) Power BI
18 88 (12.55%) Windows
19 83 (11.84%) ETL
19 83 (11.84%) Continuous Integration
20 82 (11.70%) HTML
20 82 (11.70%) NoSQL
21 78 (11.13%) Docker
22 77 (10.98%) Analytics
22 77 (10.98%) CSS
22 77 (10.98%) Software Engineering
23 76 (10.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
24 74 (10.56%) T-SQL
25 73 (10.41%) SQL Server Integration Services

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 25 (3.57%) Apache Spark
2 19 (2.71%) SharePoint
3 18 (2.57%) IIS
4 17 (2.43%) Elasticsearch
5 15 (2.14%) Apache
6 12 (1.71%) Exchange Server 2013
7 11 (1.57%) MS Exchange
7 11 (1.57%) nginx
8 6 (0.86%) BizTalk Server
8 6 (0.86%) SAS
9 5 (0.71%) Apache Synapse
9 5 (0.71%) CMS
9 5 (0.71%) WordPress
10 4 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2010
11 2 (0.29%) ColdFusion
12 1 (0.14%) Apache Airflow
12 1 (0.14%) Mule
12 1 (0.14%) Mule ESB
12 1 (0.14%) Umbraco
12 1 (0.14%) WebSphere
Applications
1 26 (3.71%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (0.71%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.43%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 8 (1.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.86%) Magento
3 5 (0.71%) thinkFolio
4 3 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.43%) Elite 3E
5 2 (0.29%) SAP Business One
6 1 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.14%) FLEXCUBE
6 1 (0.14%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.14%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 219 (31.24%) Azure
2 104 (14.84%) AWS
3 90 (12.84%) Power Platform
4 33 (4.71%) Serverless
5 28 (3.99%) Azure Data Factory
6 24 (3.42%) GCP
7 21 (3.00%) SaaS
8 18 (2.57%) Office 365
9 14 (2.00%) Azure Functions
9 14 (2.00%) IaaS
10 11 (1.57%) Cloud Computing
11 10 (1.43%) AWS Lambda
12 9 (1.28%) Amazon Kinesis
12 9 (1.28%) PaaS
13 8 (1.14%) Dynamics 365
13 8 (1.14%) GitHub
14 7 (1.00%) Amazon SageMaker
15 5 (0.71%) Azure Active Directory
15 5 (0.71%) Boomi
15 5 (0.71%) Logic Apps
Communications & Networking
1 25 (3.57%) DNS
2 24 (3.42%) DHCP
3 10 (1.43%) SNMP
4 9 (1.28%) Network Security
5 8 (1.14%) WAN
6 7 (1.00%) Firewall
7 6 (0.86%) HTTP
7 6 (0.86%) SAN
7 6 (0.86%) VoIP
7 6 (0.86%) VPN
8 5 (0.71%) Internet
8 5 (0.71%) LAN
8 5 (0.71%) TCP/IP
9 4 (0.57%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (0.43%) Extranet
10 3 (0.43%) Skype
10 3 (0.43%) VLAN
11 1 (0.14%) Remote Desktop
11 1 (0.14%) Unified Communications
11 1 (0.14%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 212 (30.24%) SQL Server
2 107 (15.26%) Data Warehouse
3 89 (12.70%) Power BI
4 82 (11.70%) NoSQL
5 76 (10.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 73 (10.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 61 (8.70%) Azure SQL Database
8 53 (7.56%) Data Lake
9 36 (5.14%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
10 33 (4.71%) Amazon Redshift
10 33 (4.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 32 (4.56%) PostgreSQL
12 31 (4.42%) MySQL
13 23 (3.28%) MongoDB
14 22 (3.14%) Snowflake Schema
15 21 (3.00%) Relational Database
16 18 (2.57%) Hadoop
17 17 (2.43%) BusinessObjects
17 17 (2.43%) Cosmos DB
18 16 (2.28%) SQL Server 2019
Development Applications
1 69 (9.84%) Git (software)
2 55 (7.85%) Jenkins
3 44 (6.28%) JIRA
4 19 (2.71%) GitLab
5 15 (2.14%) Cucumber
5 15 (2.14%) Gradle
6 13 (1.85%) Subversion
7 12 (1.71%) IntelliJ
7 12 (1.71%) Selenium
7 12 (1.71%) Vagrant
8 11 (1.57%) Mercurial
9 9 (1.28%) Artifactory
9 9 (1.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 8 (1.14%) Oracle APEX
11 7 (1.00%) Maven
11 7 (1.00%) Visual Studio
12 6 (0.86%) Octopus Deploy
12 6 (0.86%) Postman
12 6 (0.86%) TeamCity
13 5 (0.71%) JUnit
General
1 92 (13.12%) Finance
2 39 (5.56%) Law
3 25 (3.57%) Retail
4 16 (2.28%) Public Sector
5 15 (2.14%) Games
6 12 (1.71%) Marketing
7 11 (1.57%) Banking
8 10 (1.43%) Back Office
8 10 (1.43%) Financial Institution
9 9 (1.28%) Legal
10 8 (1.14%) Telecoms
11 4 (0.57%) Advertising
12 3 (0.43%) Manufacturing
12 3 (0.43%) Multimedia
12 3 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.29%) Automotive
14 1 (0.14%) General Ledger
14 1 (0.14%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 283 (40.37%) Developer
2 70 (9.99%) .NET Developer
3 67 (9.56%) Data Engineer
4 60 (8.56%) Analyst
5 49 (6.99%) C# Developer
5 49 (6.99%) Senior Developer
6 45 (6.42%) Software Engineer
7 38 (5.42%) DBA
7 38 (5.42%) SQL DBA
8 32 (4.56%) Full Stack Developer
8 32 (4.56%) PHP Developer
8 32 (4.56%) Software Developer
9 29 (4.14%) C# .NET Developer
10 28 (3.99%) Azure Engineer
10 28 (3.99%) Data Analyst
11 26 (3.71%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 26 (3.71%) DevOps Engineer
12 24 (3.42%) Platform Engineer
12 24 (3.42%) SQL Developer
12 24 (3.42%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 192 (27.39%) .NET
2 102 (14.55%) ASP.NET
3 82 (11.70%) HTML
4 77 (10.98%) CSS
5 72 (10.27%) .NET Core
6 69 (9.84%) AngularJS
7 51 (7.28%) ASP.NET Web API
8 50 (7.13%) React
9 41 (5.85%) ASP.NET MVC
10 37 (5.28%) jQuery
11 33 (4.71%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 33 (4.71%) HTML5
12 31 (4.42%) .NET Framework
13 25 (3.57%) Vue.js
14 24 (3.42%) CSS3
15 23 (3.28%) RabbitMQ
15 23 (3.28%) Web Services
16 22 (3.14%) Laravel
17 20 (2.85%) REST
18 17 (2.43%) ASP.NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 102 (14.55%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (4.71%) Greenfield Project
3 32 (4.56%) Mobile App
3 32 (4.56%) Replication
4 25 (3.57%) Clustering
5 12 (1.71%) e-Learning
5 12 (1.71%) Self-Motivation
6 7 (1.00%) Analytical Mindset
6 7 (1.00%) Client/Server
6 7 (1.00%) Linux Command Line
7 6 (0.86%) Data Centre
7 6 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (0.86%) Life Science
7 6 (0.86%) NHS
8 5 (0.71%) Management Information System
9 4 (0.57%) Algorithms
9 4 (0.57%) Enterprise Cloud
9 4 (0.57%) Public Cloud
9 4 (0.57%) User Experience
10 3 (0.43%) Podcast
Operating Systems
1 88 (12.55%) Windows
2 63 (8.99%) Linux
3 27 (3.85%) Windows Server
4 15 (2.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (1.00%) CentOS
5 7 (1.00%) Windows Server 2016
6 6 (0.86%) Android
6 6 (0.86%) Windows 10
6 6 (0.86%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (0.71%) Windows Server 2019
8 4 (0.57%) Apple iOS
8 4 (0.57%) Ubuntu
8 4 (0.57%) Unix
9 3 (0.43%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.14%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 150 (21.40%) Agile Software Development
2 130 (18.54%) Business Intelligence
3 124 (17.69%) DevOps
4 110 (15.69%) MVC
5 83 (11.84%) Continuous Integration
5 83 (11.84%) ETL
6 77 (10.98%) Analytics
6 77 (10.98%) Software Engineering
7 70 (9.99%) Data Modelling
8 67 (9.56%) Problem-Solving
9 65 (9.27%) Microservices
10 60 (8.56%) OO
11 58 (8.27%) Test Automation
12 56 (7.99%) TDD
13 50 (7.13%) SDLC
14 44 (6.28%) Migration
15 43 (6.13%) E-Commerce
16 40 (5.71%) Performance Tuning
16 40 (5.71%) Visualisation
17 39 (5.56%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 200 (28.53%) C#
2 171 (24.39%) JavaScript
3 129 (18.40%) Python
4 74 (10.56%) T-SQL
5 69 (9.84%) Java
6 48 (6.85%) PowerShell
7 41 (5.85%) PHP
8 37 (5.28%) Go
9 27 (3.85%) TypeScript
10 20 (2.85%) PL/SQL
11 18 (2.57%) C++
12 14 (2.00%) Groovy
13 13 (1.85%) R
14 12 (1.71%) Scala
15 11 (1.57%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 9 (1.28%) Ruby
17 7 (1.00%) C
18 6 (0.86%) Bash Shell
18 6 (0.86%) VB.NET
19 4 (0.57%) VB
Qualifications
1 28 (3.99%) Degree
2 12 (1.71%) Microsoft Certification
3 11 (1.57%) Security Cleared
4 10 (1.43%) SC Cleared
5 7 (1.00%) AWS Certification
5 7 (1.00%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (0.57%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (0.57%) MCSA
7 3 (0.43%) CCNA
7 3 (0.43%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (0.43%) DV Cleared
7 3 (0.43%) HP AIS
7 3 (0.43%) HP ASE
7 3 (0.43%) HP MASE
7 3 (0.43%) ISTQB
7 3 (0.43%) JNCIS
7 3 (0.43%) MCITP
7 3 (0.43%) MCSE
7 3 (0.43%) NCIE
7 3 (0.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (5.42%) QA
2 24 (3.42%) Data Quality
3 7 (1.00%) PCI DSS
4 6 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.43%) CDISC
5 3 (0.43%) Good Clinical Practice
5 3 (0.43%) SLA
6 2 (0.29%) GDPR
6 2 (0.29%) GxP
7 1 (0.14%) COBIT
7 1 (0.14%) GLP
7 1 (0.14%) PMO
System Software
1 78 (11.13%) Docker
2 31 (4.42%) Active Directory
3 14 (2.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (1.28%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.43%) XenApp
5 3 (0.43%) zsh
6 2 (0.29%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 1 (0.14%) HDFS
7 1 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.14%) vSphere
7 1 (0.14%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 49 (6.99%) Terraform
2 46 (6.56%) Kubernetes
3 35 (4.99%) Ansible
4 23 (3.28%) Opscode Chef
5 17 (2.43%) Failover Clustering
6 13 (1.85%) Packer
7 8 (1.14%) Prometheus
7 8 (1.14%) Puppet
8 7 (1.00%) Grafana
8 7 (1.00%) Graphite
8 7 (1.00%) WSUS
9 6 (0.86%) Microsoft Intune
10 3 (0.43%) Microsoft Clustering
10 3 (0.43%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 3 (0.43%) SCCM
11 2 (0.29%) Rancher
12 1 (0.14%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 1 (0.14%) SCOM
12 1 (0.14%) Single Sign-On
12 1 (0.14%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 162 (23.11%) Microsoft
2 67 (9.56%) Oracle
3 28 (3.99%) Databricks
4 18 (2.57%) Cognos
5 17 (2.43%) EnterpriseDB
5 17 (2.43%) VMware
6 12 (1.71%) Aquila
6 12 (1.71%) Google
6 12 (1.71%) SAP
7 11 (1.57%) Zend
8 7 (1.00%) Intel
8 7 (1.00%) Vertica
9 6 (0.86%) Citrix
10 5 (0.71%) Xamarin
11 4 (0.57%) Ab Initio
11 4 (0.57%) Atlassian
11 4 (0.57%) MuleSoft
11 4 (0.57%) Red Hat
11 4 (0.57%) Snowplow
11 4 (0.57%) Talend