Period
to 28 January 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North of England 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 28 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
England > North of England
6 months to
28 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 3 3 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Permanent jobs citing SQL 3,075 3,861 5,159
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North of England 19.07% 20.18% 21.65%
As % of the Programming Languages category 37.97% 38.80% 39.73%
Number of salaries quoted 2,577 3,391 4,434
North of England median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £28,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £63,750 £60,000 £57,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -

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 the North of England with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
North of England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 8,098 9,950 12,984
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North of England 50.22% 52.02% 54.49%
Number of salaries quoted 6,706 8,304 11,040
North of England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

SQL
Job Vacancy Trend in the North of England

Job postings citing SQL as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North of England.

Job vacancy trend for SQL in the North of England

SQL
Salary Trend in the North of England

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

Salary trend for SQL in the North of England

SQL
Salary Histogram in the North of England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SQL in the North of England over the 6 months to 28 January 2020.

Salary histogram for SQL in the North of England

SQL
Job Locations in the North of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SQL within the North of England region over the 6 months to 28 January 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
North West 0 1,710 £45,000 - 535
Yorkshire 0 1,177 £42,500 - 307
North East -1 189 £40,177 -15.42% 63
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 North of England region with a requirement for SQL.

1 1,095 (35.61%) C#
2 996 (32.39%) Agile Software Development
3 968 (31.48%) .NET
4 965 (31.38%) SQL Server
5 821 (26.70%) JavaScript
6 753 (24.49%) Microsoft
7 567 (18.44%) Azure
8 543 (17.66%) Finance
9 532 (17.30%) MVC
10 497 (16.16%) ASP.NET
11 464 (15.09%) Java
12 461 (14.99%) HTML
13 436 (14.18%) Problem-Solving
14 435 (14.15%) Business Intelligence
15 414 (13.46%) Windows
16 390 (12.68%) CSS
17 385 (12.52%) T-SQL
18 382 (12.42%) Git (software)
19 378 (12.29%) AWS
20 347 (11.28%) Software Engineering
21 339 (11.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
22 338 (10.99%) Analytical Skills
23 331 (10.76%) Oracle
24 316 (10.28%) Scrum
25 310 (10.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
26 307 (9.98%) DevOps
27 297 (9.66%) Data Warehouse
28 291 (9.46%) ETL
29 289 (9.40%) TDD
30 284 (9.24%) Python

SQL
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North of England 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
1 110 (3.58%) IIS
2 82 (2.67%) Apache Spark
3 55 (1.79%) Confluence
3 55 (1.79%) SharePoint
4 48 (1.56%) Elasticsearch
5 45 (1.46%) MS Exchange
5 45 (1.46%) SAS
6 39 (1.27%) Apache
6 39 (1.27%) CMS
7 29 (0.94%) Umbraco
8 23 (0.75%) nginx
9 18 (0.59%) Oracle Workflow
10 16 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2010
11 15 (0.49%) BizTalk Server
11 15 (0.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 15 (0.49%) Skype for Business
12 13 (0.42%) WebSphere
13 12 (0.39%) Tomcat
14 11 (0.36%) Sitecore CMS
15 7 (0.23%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 170 (5.53%) Microsoft Excel
2 97 (3.15%) Microsoft Office
3 22 (0.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 17 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
5 10 (0.33%) MS Visio
6 8 (0.26%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.13%) SPSS
8 1 (0.033%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 49 (1.59%) Oracle EBS
2 40 (1.30%) Dynamics CRM
3 35 (1.14%) Payment Gateway
4 26 (0.85%) Oracle EBS R12
5 24 (0.78%) Dynamics AX
6 22 (0.72%) Oracle Applications
6 22 (0.72%) Oracle ERP
7 18 (0.59%) Oracle Payables
8 12 (0.39%) Dynamics NAV
9 11 (0.36%) Elite 3E
9 11 (0.36%) Oracle Cash Management
9 11 (0.36%) Oracle Financials
10 10 (0.33%) Oracle Receivables
11 9 (0.29%) Magento
12 6 (0.20%) SAP S/4HANA
13 5 (0.16%) NetSuite
13 5 (0.16%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
13 5 (0.16%) SAP BPC
13 5 (0.16%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
14 4 (0.13%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 567 (18.44%) Azure
2 378 (12.29%) AWS
3 257 (8.36%) Power Platform
4 90 (2.93%) Office 365
5 73 (2.37%) GCP
6 63 (2.05%) SaaS
7 56 (1.82%) GitHub
8 48 (1.56%) Amazon EC2
9 46 (1.50%) Cloud Computing
10 36 (1.17%) Serverless
11 29 (0.94%) Amazon S3
12 26 (0.85%) IaaS
13 23 (0.75%) AWS CloudFormation
14 21 (0.68%) Azure Active Directory
14 21 (0.68%) Dynamics 365
15 19 (0.62%) Amazon ECS
15 19 (0.62%) AWS Lambda
15 19 (0.62%) PaaS
16 18 (0.59%) Azure Data Factory
16 18 (0.59%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 60 (1.95%) Firewall
2 56 (1.82%) SAN
3 40 (1.30%) TCP/IP
4 29 (0.94%) WAN
5 28 (0.91%) DNS
5 28 (0.91%) Internet
6 27 (0.88%) LAN
7 25 (0.81%) SSL
8 23 (0.75%) DHCP
9 22 (0.72%) VoIP
10 20 (0.65%) Wireless
11 19 (0.62%) VPN
12 17 (0.55%) HTTP
13 13 (0.42%) Remote Desktop
13 13 (0.42%) Skype
14 11 (0.36%) Intranet
14 11 (0.36%) NAS
15 10 (0.33%) Cisco ASA
15 10 (0.33%) PBX
15 10 (0.33%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 965 (31.38%) SQL Server
2 339 (11.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 310 (10.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 297 (9.66%) Data Warehouse
5 256 (8.33%) Power BI
6 236 (7.67%) NoSQL
7 203 (6.60%) MySQL
8 186 (6.05%) Relational Database
9 167 (5.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 120 (3.90%) PostgreSQL
11 112 (3.64%) Big Data
12 110 (3.58%) MongoDB
13 99 (3.22%) Oracle Database
14 80 (2.60%) RDBMS
15 66 (2.15%) Azure SQL Database
15 66 (2.15%) BusinessObjects
15 66 (2.15%) Hadoop
15 66 (2.15%) SQL Server 2008
16 61 (1.98%) Oracle Reports
17 54 (1.76%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 382 (12.42%) Git (software)
2 187 (6.08%) JIRA
3 180 (5.85%) Jenkins
4 152 (4.94%) Selenium
5 135 (4.39%) Team Foundation Server
6 116 (3.77%) Visual Studio
7 87 (2.83%) Subversion
8 62 (2.02%) JUnit
9 60 (1.95%) Maven
10 55 (1.79%) Cucumber
10 55 (1.79%) SoapUI
11 49 (1.59%) NetBeans
12 48 (1.56%) Eclipse
13 45 (1.46%) Bitbucket
13 45 (1.46%) SpecFlow
13 45 (1.46%) WebDriver
14 44 (1.43%) Oracle APEX
15 42 (1.37%) Oracle Forms
16 41 (1.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
17 38 (1.24%) Hudson
General
1 543 (17.66%) Finance
2 151 (4.91%) Retail
3 91 (2.96%) Marketing
4 83 (2.70%) Banking
5 74 (2.41%) Legal
6 65 (2.11%) Manufacturing
7 64 (2.08%) Public Sector
8 47 (1.53%) Law
9 30 (0.98%) Financial Institution
10 22 (0.72%) Aerospace
11 21 (0.68%) Back Office
11 21 (0.68%) Games
12 17 (0.55%) Telecoms
13 14 (0.46%) Billing
13 14 (0.46%) Military
13 14 (0.46%) Publishing
14 13 (0.42%) Automotive
15 11 (0.36%) General Ledger
16 8 (0.26%) Housing Association
17 7 (0.23%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 1,386 (45.07%) Developer
2 461 (14.99%) Analyst
3 394 (12.81%) .NET Developer
4 348 (11.32%) C# Developer
5 236 (7.67%) Senior Developer
6 209 (6.80%) Software Engineer
7 198 (6.44%) C# .NET Developer
8 177 (5.76%) SQL Developer
9 175 (5.69%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 174 (5.66%) Software Developer
11 114 (3.71%) Junior
12 113 (3.67%) DBA
12 113 (3.67%) Senior .NET Developer
13 107 (3.48%) Applications Support
14 101 (3.28%) Java Developer
15 98 (3.19%) Architect
16 91 (2.96%) Support Analyst
17 84 (2.73%) Full Stack Developer
18 83 (2.70%) Administrator
19 80 (2.60%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 968 (31.48%) .NET
2 497 (16.16%) ASP.NET
3 461 (14.99%) HTML
4 390 (12.68%) CSS
5 280 (9.11%) ASP.NET MVC
6 270 (8.78%) Web Services
7 255 (8.29%) AngularJS
8 216 (7.02%) .NET Core
9 201 (6.54%) jQuery
9 201 (6.54%) XML
10 195 (6.34%) REST
11 184 (5.98%) .NET Framework
12 179 (5.82%) React
13 144 (4.68%) Node.js
14 143 (4.65%) ASP.NET Web API
15 141 (4.59%) SOAP
16 131 (4.26%) RESTful
17 121 (3.93%) Entity Framework
18 103 (3.35%) JSON
19 94 (3.06%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 338 (10.99%) Analytical Skills
2 140 (4.55%) Greenfield Project
3 97 (3.15%) User Experience
4 84 (2.73%) Management Information System
5 82 (2.67%) Mobile App
6 81 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
7 65 (2.11%) Self-Motivation
8 38 (1.24%) Driving Licence
9 35 (1.14%) Private Cloud
10 31 (1.01%) Data Centre
11 30 (0.98%) Clustering
12 29 (0.94%) N-Tier
13 25 (0.81%) Blog
13 25 (0.81%) NHS
14 24 (0.78%) Data Structures
15 23 (0.75%) Algorithms
16 20 (0.65%) Replication
17 14 (0.46%) PMI
18 12 (0.39%) Analytical Mindset
18 12 (0.39%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 414 (13.46%) Windows
2 272 (8.85%) Linux
3 131 (4.26%) Windows Server
4 113 (3.67%) Unix
5 77 (2.50%) Android
6 59 (1.92%) Apple iOS
7 54 (1.76%) Windows Server 2012
8 34 (1.11%) Windows 7
9 29 (0.94%) Windows 10
10 21 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
11 17 (0.55%) Windows 8
12 15 (0.49%) VMS
13 14 (0.46%) Debian
13 14 (0.46%) Mac OS X
14 12 (0.39%) Oracle Linux
14 12 (0.39%) Windows Server 2003
15 11 (0.36%) HPUX
16 10 (0.33%) CentOS
16 10 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 6 (0.20%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 996 (32.39%) Agile Software Development
2 532 (17.30%) MVC
3 436 (14.18%) Problem-Solving
4 435 (14.15%) Business Intelligence
5 347 (11.28%) Software Engineering
6 316 (10.28%) Scrum
7 307 (9.98%) DevOps
8 291 (9.46%) ETL
9 289 (9.40%) TDD
10 264 (8.59%) Analytics
11 254 (8.26%) Test Automation
12 244 (7.93%) SDLC
13 243 (7.90%) Mentoring
14 230 (7.48%) Microservices
15 208 (6.76%) Coaching
16 183 (5.95%) Data Modelling
17 172 (5.59%) Continuous Integration
18 156 (5.07%) Project Management
19 148 (4.81%) BDD
20 146 (4.75%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1,095 (35.61%) C#
2 821 (26.70%) JavaScript
3 464 (15.09%) Java
4 385 (12.52%) T-SQL
5 284 (9.24%) Python
6 167 (5.43%) PL/SQL
7 129 (4.20%) PHP
8 106 (3.45%) PowerShell
9 91 (2.96%) VBA
10 84 (2.73%) VB.NET
11 73 (2.37%) VB
12 68 (2.21%) C++
13 65 (2.11%) TypeScript
14 64 (2.08%) R
14 64 (2.08%) Scala
15 58 (1.89%) Shell Script
16 57 (1.85%) Bash Shell
17 51 (1.66%) Ruby
18 31 (1.01%) C
18 31 (1.01%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 251 (8.16%) Degree
2 77 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 47 (1.53%) ISTQB
4 29 (0.94%) ISEB
4 29 (0.94%) MCSE
5 27 (0.88%) Cisco Certification
6 23 (0.75%) CCNA
7 22 (0.72%) Computer Science Degree
8 18 (0.59%) Security Cleared
9 15 (0.49%) Master's Degree
10 14 (0.46%) PMI Certification
11 13 (0.42%) DBS Check
11 13 (0.42%) ITIL Certification
11 13 (0.42%) MCSD
11 13 (0.42%) SC Cleared
12 9 (0.29%) PhD
13 8 (0.26%) CCNP
13 8 (0.26%) DV Cleared
13 8 (0.26%) HND
13 8 (0.26%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 167 (5.43%) QA
2 56 (1.82%) SLA
3 46 (1.50%) Data Quality
4 36 (1.17%) GDPR
5 14 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 9 (0.29%) HL7
6 9 (0.29%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.13%) Actionable Recommendations
8 2 (0.065%) GAAP
8 2 (0.065%) IFRS
8 2 (0.065%) IFRS 9
8 2 (0.065%) PA-DSS
9 1 (0.033%) GMP
9 1 (0.033%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.033%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.033%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.033%) NIST
9 1 (0.033%) PMO
9 1 (0.033%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.033%) WCAG
System Software
1 182 (5.92%) Docker
2 124 (4.03%) Active Directory
3 57 (1.85%) Hyper-V
4 56 (1.82%) VMware Infrastructure
5 20 (0.65%) HDFS
6 18 (0.59%) vSphere
6 18 (0.59%) XenApp
7 16 (0.52%) Virtual Servers
8 14 (0.46%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 12 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
10 10 (0.33%) Microsoft App-V
11 8 (0.26%) RACF
12 5 (0.16%) KVM
12 5 (0.16%) Terminal Services
13 4 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
14 3 (0.098%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 3 (0.098%) Virtual Machines
15 2 (0.065%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 2 (0.065%) XenDesktop
16 1 (0.033%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 83 (2.70%) Kubernetes
2 52 (1.69%) Ansible
3 46 (1.50%) Puppet
4 38 (1.24%) Opscode Chef
4 38 (1.24%) Terraform
5 30 (0.98%) SCCM
6 23 (0.75%) Tivoli
7 20 (0.65%) SCOM
8 17 (0.55%) Nagios
9 13 (0.42%) Microsoft Clustering
9 13 (0.42%) SCVMM
10 12 (0.39%) SCOrch
10 12 (0.39%) WSUS
11 11 (0.36%) Grafana
11 11 (0.36%) Single Sign-On
12 10 (0.33%) Cobbler
12 10 (0.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 9 (0.29%) Microsoft Intune
14 8 (0.26%) HP ALM
14 8 (0.26%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 753 (24.49%) Microsoft
2 331 (10.76%) Oracle
3 130 (4.23%) Tableau
4 105 (3.41%) VMware
5 66 (2.15%) WorldPay
6 52 (1.69%) Google
7 51 (1.66%) IBM
7 51 (1.66%) SAP
8 47 (1.53%) Citrix
9 46 (1.50%) Cisco
10 45 (1.46%) Informatica
10 45 (1.46%) Xamarin
11 41 (1.33%) HP
12 31 (1.01%) FIS
12 31 (1.01%) Sage
13 28 (0.91%) Cloudera
14 27 (0.88%) Sitecore
15 23 (0.75%) Cognos
16 22 (0.72%) Databricks
17 21 (0.68%) Teradata