Period
to 15 April 2021

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

SQL (Structured Query Language)
England > North of England
6 months to
15 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 4 3 3
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 0
Permanent jobs citing SQL 2,399 2,810 3,824
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North of England 20.55% 19.23% 20.15%
As % of the Programming Languages category 40.04% 37.20% 39.36%
Number of salaries quoted 2,153 2,338 3,284
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,500 £27,500
25th Percentile £36,500 £33,750 £33,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
75th Percentile £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £60,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

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 5,991 7,553 9,716
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North of England 51.31% 51.68% 51.19%
Number of salaries quoted 5,226 6,360 7,918
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £28,500
25th Percentile £37,500 £35,500 £33,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
75th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £66,250 £65,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%

SQL
Job Vacancy Trend in the North of England

Job postings citing SQL as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing SQL in the North of England over the 6 months to 15 April 2021.

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 15 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
North West 0 1,174 £47,500 +3.26% 268
Yorkshire -1 1,006 £47,500 +11.76% 177
North East +4 221 £42,500 +10.39% 50
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 15 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 North of England region with a requirement for SQL.

1 743 (30.97%) Azure
2 715 (29.80%) C#
3 627 (26.14%) Agile Software Development
4 623 (25.97%) SQL Server
5 600 (25.01%) Microsoft
6 594 (24.76%) .NET
7 585 (24.39%) JavaScript
8 467 (19.47%) Software Engineering
9 465 (19.38%) DevOps
10 450 (18.76%) Java
11 447 (18.63%) AWS
12 443 (18.47%) Python
13 421 (17.55%) Business Intelligence
14 347 (14.46%) T-SQL
15 342 (14.26%) Windows
16 320 (13.34%) Finance
17 298 (12.42%) Oracle
18 297 (12.38%) Power Platform
19 295 (12.30%) Data Warehouse
19 295 (12.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 293 (12.21%) Power BI
21 285 (11.88%) MVC
22 283 (11.80%) NoSQL
23 278 (11.59%) Git (software)
24 277 (11.55%) Problem-Solving
25 274 (11.42%) ETL
26 271 (11.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
27 269 (11.21%) Analytical Skills
28 265 (11.05%) HTML
29 262 (10.92%) Analytics

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 63 (2.63%) Apache Spark
2 54 (2.25%) Elasticsearch
3 53 (2.21%) nginx
4 51 (2.13%) IIS
5 29 (1.21%) SharePoint
6 27 (1.13%) MS Exchange
7 22 (0.92%) Apache
8 20 (0.83%) CMS
9 19 (0.79%) Confluence
10 14 (0.58%) SAS
11 13 (0.54%) BizTalk Server
12 11 (0.46%) Apache Synapse
12 11 (0.46%) WebSphere
13 10 (0.42%) Umbraco
14 8 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2013
14 8 (0.33%) WordPress
15 7 (0.29%) OpenEdge
16 5 (0.21%) Tomcat
17 4 (0.17%) Jupyter
18 3 (0.13%) Apache Airflow
Applications
1 122 (5.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 58 (2.42%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (0.21%) Chatbot
3 5 (0.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (0.21%) MS Visio
3 5 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (0.13%) Acrobat
4 3 (0.13%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.042%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.042%) PrintSoft PReS
5 1 (0.042%) SOLIDWORKS
5 1 (0.042%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 12 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
2 9 (0.38%) Elite 3E
3 7 (0.29%) Dynamics NAV
3 7 (0.29%) SAP Business One
4 6 (0.25%) NetSuite
5 5 (0.21%) Magento
6 4 (0.17%) Sage 50
6 4 (0.17%) Visualfiles
7 3 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
7 3 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
8 2 (0.083%) Aareon QL
8 2 (0.083%) FLEXCUBE
8 2 (0.083%) Retail-J
8 2 (0.083%) Shopify
9 1 (0.042%) Infor LN
9 1 (0.042%) MIS ActiveH
9 1 (0.042%) Northgate Housing
9 1 (0.042%) OPENHousing
9 1 (0.042%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 743 (30.97%) Azure
2 447 (18.63%) AWS
3 297 (12.38%) Power Platform
4 104 (4.34%) Microsoft 365
5 73 (3.04%) Azure Data Factory
6 70 (2.92%) Serverless
7 64 (2.67%) SaaS
8 60 (2.50%) GCP
9 50 (2.08%) Datadog
9 50 (2.08%) Pulumi
10 40 (1.67%) PaaS
11 38 (1.58%) IaaS
12 28 (1.17%) AWS Lambda
13 25 (1.04%) AWS CloudFormation
13 25 (1.04%) Matillion
14 22 (0.92%) Dynamics 365
15 21 (0.88%) Azure Functions
15 21 (0.88%) PowerApps
16 20 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
17 18 (0.75%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 70 (2.92%) Firewall
2 48 (2.00%) SAN
3 39 (1.63%) DNS
4 29 (1.21%) DHCP
5 26 (1.08%) Internet
6 23 (0.96%) LAN
6 23 (0.96%) WAN
7 22 (0.92%) TCP/IP
7 22 (0.92%) VoIP
8 21 (0.88%) VPN
8 21 (0.88%) Wireless
9 16 (0.67%) SNMP
10 15 (0.63%) Intranet
10 15 (0.63%) NAS
11 14 (0.58%) Wi-Fi
12 12 (0.50%) HTTP
12 12 (0.50%) MPLS
13 10 (0.42%) Network Security
14 8 (0.33%) Cisco ASA
14 8 (0.33%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 623 (25.97%) SQL Server
2 295 (12.30%) Data Warehouse
2 295 (12.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 293 (12.21%) Power BI
4 283 (11.80%) NoSQL
5 271 (11.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 186 (7.75%) MySQL
7 176 (7.34%) PostgreSQL
8 142 (5.92%) Azure SQL Database
9 137 (5.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 123 (5.13%) Big Data
11 103 (4.29%) Redis
11 103 (4.29%) Relational Database
12 97 (4.04%) MongoDB
13 94 (3.92%) Data Lake
14 75 (3.13%) Cosmos DB
15 68 (2.83%) Tableau
16 53 (2.21%) MariaDB
17 52 (2.17%) Amazon Redshift
18 46 (1.92%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 278 (11.59%) Git (software)
2 206 (8.59%) Jenkins
3 107 (4.46%) Subversion
4 97 (4.04%) JIRA
5 89 (3.71%) Mercurial
5 89 (3.71%) Team Foundation Server
6 68 (2.83%) Visual Studio
7 56 (2.33%) JUnit
7 56 (2.33%) Selenium
8 55 (2.29%) Maven
9 28 (1.17%) TeamCity
10 25 (1.04%) Gradle
11 20 (0.83%) Cucumber
12 19 (0.79%) Bitbucket
13 18 (0.75%) Octopus Deploy
14 17 (0.71%) Postman
15 16 (0.67%) IntelliJ
15 16 (0.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
16 15 (0.63%) GitLab
17 12 (0.50%) Vagrant
General
1 320 (13.34%) Finance
2 84 (3.50%) Law
3 70 (2.92%) Retail
4 57 (2.38%) Marketing
5 56 (2.33%) Public Sector
6 51 (2.13%) Manufacturing
7 30 (1.25%) Games
8 26 (1.08%) Legal
9 21 (0.88%) Telecoms
10 18 (0.75%) Automotive
11 16 (0.67%) Back Office
12 12 (0.50%) Multimedia
13 10 (0.42%) Banking
14 9 (0.38%) Billing
15 8 (0.33%) Financial Institution
16 7 (0.29%) Local Government
16 7 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
17 6 (0.25%) French Language
17 6 (0.25%) German Language
17 6 (0.25%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 928 (38.68%) Developer
2 287 (11.96%) Software Engineer
3 271 (11.30%) Analyst
4 229 (9.55%) .NET Developer
5 194 (8.09%) Azure Engineer
6 167 (6.96%) Senior Developer
7 162 (6.75%) C# Developer
8 134 (5.59%) Data Engineer
9 129 (5.38%) SQL Developer
10 108 (4.50%) DBA
11 99 (4.13%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 98 (4.09%) Software Developer
13 97 (4.04%) PHP Developer
14 94 (3.92%) C# .NET Developer
14 94 (3.92%) Java Engineer
15 92 (3.83%) Java Software Engineer
16 87 (3.63%) SQL DBA
17 86 (3.58%) DevOps Engineer
18 80 (3.33%) Platform Engineer
19 71 (2.96%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 594 (24.76%) .NET
2 265 (11.05%) HTML
3 244 (10.17%) .NET Core
4 235 (9.80%) CSS
5 228 (9.50%) ASP.NET
6 134 (5.59%) AngularJS
7 128 (5.34%) Node.js
8 123 (5.13%) React
9 111 (4.63%) Web Services
10 107 (4.46%) Spring
11 103 (4.29%) .NET Framework
12 95 (3.96%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 95 (3.96%) RESTful
13 85 (3.54%) jQuery
14 81 (3.38%) HTML5
15 77 (3.21%) Spring Boot
16 75 (3.13%) Laravel
17 73 (3.04%) RabbitMQ
18 72 (3.00%) CSS3
19 69 (2.88%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 269 (11.21%) Analytical Skills
2 78 (3.25%) Data Structures
2 78 (3.25%) Mobile App
3 70 (2.92%) Greenfield Project
4 58 (2.42%) Algorithms
5 55 (2.29%) Self-Motivation
6 54 (2.25%) Management Information System
7 52 (2.17%) Linux Command Line
8 37 (1.54%) Replication
9 36 (1.50%) Enterprise Software
10 30 (1.25%) Clustering
11 28 (1.17%) User Experience
12 24 (1.00%) Data Centre
13 23 (0.96%) NHS
14 20 (0.83%) Renewable Energy
15 18 (0.75%) Life Science
16 14 (0.58%) FMCG
17 12 (0.50%) e-Learning
18 11 (0.46%) Public Cloud
18 11 (0.46%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 342 (14.26%) Windows
2 235 (9.80%) Linux
3 138 (5.75%) Windows Server
4 42 (1.75%) Windows Server 2012
5 39 (1.63%) Unix
6 35 (1.46%) Windows Server 2016
7 33 (1.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 24 (1.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 22 (0.92%) Windows 10
10 9 (0.38%) Android
11 8 (0.33%) Apple iOS
12 4 (0.17%) Alpine Linux
12 4 (0.17%) Solaris
12 4 (0.17%) Ubuntu
12 4 (0.17%) Windows 7
12 4 (0.17%) zOS
13 3 (0.13%) Windows Server 2003
13 3 (0.13%) Windows Server 2019
14 2 (0.083%) Debian
14 2 (0.083%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 627 (26.14%) Agile Software Development
2 467 (19.47%) Software Engineering
3 465 (19.38%) DevOps
4 421 (17.55%) Business Intelligence
5 285 (11.88%) MVC
6 277 (11.55%) Problem-Solving
7 274 (11.42%) ETL
8 262 (10.92%) Analytics
9 251 (10.46%) Continuous Integration
10 222 (9.25%) OO
11 192 (8.00%) Test Automation
12 177 (7.38%) Migration
13 167 (6.96%) Infrastructure as Code
14 163 (6.79%) Mentoring
15 161 (6.71%) TDD
16 151 (6.29%) Data Modelling
17 146 (6.09%) Web Development
18 141 (5.88%) Scrum
19 131 (5.46%) Visualisation
20 128 (5.34%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 715 (29.80%) C#
2 585 (24.39%) JavaScript
3 450 (18.76%) Java
4 443 (18.47%) Python
5 347 (14.46%) T-SQL
6 189 (7.88%) PHP
7 177 (7.38%) PowerShell
8 119 (4.96%) TypeScript
9 94 (3.92%) Go
10 71 (2.96%) Bash Shell
10 71 (2.96%) Ruby
11 65 (2.71%) Groovy
12 64 (2.67%) PL/SQL
13 62 (2.58%) C++
14 41 (1.71%) Scala
15 40 (1.67%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 40 (1.67%) R
16 38 (1.58%) VB.NET
17 26 (1.08%) VB
18 21 (0.88%) VBA
Qualifications
1 262 (10.92%) Degree
2 75 (3.13%) Numerate Degree
3 57 (2.38%) Security Cleared
4 46 (1.92%) SC Cleared
5 38 (1.58%) Computer Science Degree
6 23 (0.96%) ISTQB
7 21 (0.88%) Microsoft Certification
8 18 (0.75%) ISEB
9 7 (0.29%) BPSS Clearance
9 7 (0.29%) CTC Cleared
9 7 (0.29%) PhD
10 6 (0.25%) ACCA
10 6 (0.25%) CIMA
10 6 (0.25%) DBS Check
10 6 (0.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 5 (0.21%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (0.13%) CISSP
12 3 (0.13%) MCSE
12 3 (0.13%) Oracle Certification
13 2 (0.083%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 104 (4.34%) QA
2 66 (2.75%) Data Quality
3 28 (1.17%) SLA
4 19 (0.79%) GDPR
5 13 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 13 (0.54%) PCI DSS
6 8 (0.33%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.13%) CDISC
7 3 (0.13%) Good Clinical Practice
8 2 (0.083%) GRC
9 1 (0.042%) Actionable Recommendations
9 1 (0.042%) GxP
9 1 (0.042%) HL7
System Software
1 236 (9.84%) Docker
2 115 (4.79%) Active Directory
3 66 (2.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 29 (1.21%) Hyper-V
5 11 (0.46%) Virtual Servers
6 10 (0.42%) XenDesktop
7 6 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
7 6 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (0.21%) Terminal Services
9 4 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (0.17%) Virtual Desktop
9 4 (0.17%) vSphere
10 3 (0.13%) HDFS
11 1 (0.042%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.042%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 1 (0.042%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 155 (6.46%) Terraform
2 140 (5.84%) Ansible
3 137 (5.71%) Kubernetes
4 82 (3.42%) Opscode Chef
5 63 (2.63%) Puppet
6 52 (2.17%) Grafana
6 52 (2.17%) Prometheus
7 27 (1.13%) Packer
8 16 (0.67%) SCCM
9 12 (0.50%) Failover Clustering
10 11 (0.46%) WSUS
11 10 (0.42%) NetBackup
12 9 (0.38%) SCOM
13 8 (0.33%) Norton AntiVirus
13 8 (0.33%) SCVMM
13 8 (0.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
14 7 (0.29%) HP Fortify
15 6 (0.25%) Microsoft Intune
15 6 (0.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 6 (0.25%) vRealize
Vendors
1 600 (25.01%) Microsoft
2 298 (12.42%) Oracle
3 83 (3.46%) VMware
4 82 (3.42%) EnterpriseDB
5 70 (2.92%) Databricks
6 50 (2.08%) New Relic
6 50 (2.08%) SaltStack
7 39 (1.63%) Cisco
7 39 (1.63%) Citrix
8 35 (1.46%) SAP
9 28 (1.17%) Red Hat
10 27 (1.13%) Google
11 26 (1.08%) HP
12 24 (1.00%) Salesforce.com
13 23 (0.96%) Xamarin
14 19 (0.79%) Informatica
15 18 (0.75%) Alteryx
15 18 (0.75%) Cognos
15 18 (0.75%) Veeam
16 17 (0.71%) Atlassian