Period
to 28 September 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 September 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 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 4 4 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 0
Permanent jobs citing SQL 1,420 3,523 4,628
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North of England 19.72% 18.73% 21.18%
As % of the Programming Languages category 33.83% 37.35% 39.15%
Number of salaries quoted 1,489 3,193 4,198
Median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,050 £27,175
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £60,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £49,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% +2.04% +8.89%

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 4,197 9,432 11,822
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North of England 58.29% 50.15% 54.10%
Number of salaries quoted 3,735 7,390 9,972
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +2.27% +10.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £63,475
England median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +9.52% +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 28 September 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 September 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 0 833 £50,000 +17.65% 219
Yorkshire 0 488 £47,500 +11.76% 114
North East -7 98 £45,000 +7.52% 30
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 28 September 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.

1 491 (34.58%) Agile Software Development
2 430 (30.28%) C#
3 407 (28.66%) SQL Server
4 386 (27.18%) .NET
5 369 (25.99%) JavaScript
6 343 (24.15%) Microsoft
7 329 (23.17%) Azure
8 278 (19.58%) Java
9 257 (18.10%) Software Engineering
10 241 (16.97%) HTML
11 219 (15.42%) AngularJS
12 215 (15.14%) MVC
13 209 (14.72%) Business Intelligence
14 208 (14.65%) CSS
15 204 (14.37%) Degree
16 203 (14.30%) Windows
17 201 (14.15%) ASP.NET
17 201 (14.15%) Finance
18 197 (13.87%) T-SQL
19 185 (13.03%) Git (software)
19 185 (13.03%) DevOps
20 183 (12.89%) Python
21 176 (12.39%) NoSQL
22 171 (12.04%) AWS
23 156 (10.99%) Analytical Skills
24 155 (10.92%) Linux
25 154 (10.85%) Problem-Solving
26 146 (10.28%) TDD
27 145 (10.21%) Data Warehouse
28 142 (10.00%) Oracle

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 47 (3.31%) IIS
2 42 (2.96%) SharePoint
3 35 (2.46%) Apache
3 35 (2.46%) Elasticsearch
4 25 (1.76%) Confluence
5 23 (1.62%) nginx
6 18 (1.27%) Tomcat
7 17 (1.20%) Apache Spark
8 16 (1.13%) MS Exchange
9 15 (1.06%) SAS
10 10 (0.70%) WebSphere
11 9 (0.63%) CMS
12 6 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2013
12 6 (0.42%) OpenStack
13 4 (0.28%) IBM Domino
13 4 (0.28%) IBM Notes
13 4 (0.28%) WebLogic
13 4 (0.28%) WordPress
14 3 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2010
14 3 (0.21%) ExpressionEngine
Applications
1 45 (3.17%) Microsoft Excel
2 34 (2.39%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (0.49%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.14%) SPSS
6 1 (0.070%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.070%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.070%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.070%) Stata
Business Applications
1 10 (0.70%) Dynamics AX
2 9 (0.63%) Magento
3 6 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.42%) FLEXCUBE
4 5 (0.35%) thinkFolio
5 3 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.21%) Teamcenter
5 3 (0.21%) WebTrends
6 2 (0.14%) Sage X3
7 1 (0.070%) BASE24
7 1 (0.070%) Cognos TM1
7 1 (0.070%) Infor CRM
7 1 (0.070%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.070%) Northgate Housing
7 1 (0.070%) OPENHousing
7 1 (0.070%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
7 1 (0.070%) Q-Pulse
7 1 (0.070%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 329 (23.17%) Azure
2 171 (12.04%) AWS
3 135 (9.51%) Power Platform
4 67 (4.72%) Office 365
5 43 (3.03%) GCP
6 34 (2.39%) Cloud Computing
7 29 (2.04%) SaaS
8 28 (1.97%) IaaS
9 24 (1.69%) PaaS
10 23 (1.62%) Azure Data Factory
11 22 (1.55%) GitHub
11 22 (1.55%) Serverless
12 12 (0.85%) Dynamics 365
13 11 (0.77%) Azure Active Directory
14 9 (0.63%) AWS Lambda
15 7 (0.49%) Azure Stack
16 5 (0.35%) Google Analytics
16 5 (0.35%) npm
17 4 (0.28%) Amazon S3
17 4 (0.28%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 33 (2.32%) Firewall
2 30 (2.11%) DNS
3 23 (1.62%) DHCP
3 23 (1.62%) Skype
4 19 (1.34%) SSL
4 19 (1.34%) VPN
5 17 (1.20%) SAN
6 13 (0.92%) WAN
7 12 (0.85%) Internet
7 12 (0.85%) TCP/IP
8 11 (0.77%) HTTP
9 10 (0.70%) LAN
9 10 (0.70%) Network Security
9 10 (0.70%) VoIP
10 8 (0.56%) VLAN
11 7 (0.49%) SNMP
12 5 (0.35%) NAS
12 5 (0.35%) Wireless
13 4 (0.28%) MPLS
13 4 (0.28%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 407 (28.66%) SQL Server
2 176 (12.39%) NoSQL
3 145 (10.21%) Data Warehouse
4 141 (9.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 133 (9.37%) Power BI
6 117 (8.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 67 (4.72%) PostgreSQL
8 61 (4.30%) MySQL
9 55 (3.87%) Azure SQL Database
9 55 (3.87%) MongoDB
10 50 (3.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 46 (3.24%) Data Lake
11 46 (3.24%) Relational Database
12 44 (3.10%) Big Data
13 41 (2.89%) SQL Server 2012
14 40 (2.82%) Oracle Database
15 31 (2.18%) Oracle Reports
16 29 (2.04%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
17 28 (1.97%) Redis
18 20 (1.41%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 185 (13.03%) Git (software)
2 83 (5.85%) JIRA
3 77 (5.42%) Jenkins
4 63 (4.44%) Team Foundation Server
5 62 (4.37%) Subversion
6 50 (3.52%) Selenium
7 48 (3.38%) Mercurial
8 41 (2.89%) Oracle APEX
9 40 (2.82%) JUnit
10 34 (2.39%) Maven
11 27 (1.90%) TeamCity
12 26 (1.83%) NUnit
12 26 (1.83%) Visual Studio
13 25 (1.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 23 (1.62%) GitLab
15 21 (1.48%) WebDriver
16 17 (1.20%) Bitbucket
16 17 (1.20%) SoapUI
17 16 (1.13%) Eclipse
18 15 (1.06%) SpecFlow
General
1 201 (14.15%) Finance
2 52 (3.66%) Law
3 41 (2.89%) Manufacturing
4 39 (2.75%) Public Sector
4 39 (2.75%) Retail
5 31 (2.18%) Marketing
6 30 (2.11%) Financial Institution
7 24 (1.69%) Legal
8 20 (1.41%) Banking
9 14 (0.99%) Games
9 14 (0.99%) Local Government
10 13 (0.92%) Telecoms
11 12 (0.85%) Electronics
12 9 (0.63%) Advertising
13 6 (0.42%) Back Office
14 4 (0.28%) General Ledger
14 4 (0.28%) Housing Association
15 2 (0.14%) Private Banking
15 2 (0.14%) Publishing
15 2 (0.14%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 569 (40.07%) Developer
2 178 (12.54%) Analyst
3 177 (12.46%) Software Engineer
4 146 (10.28%) .NET Developer
5 119 (8.38%) Senior Developer
6 99 (6.97%) Software Developer
7 97 (6.83%) C# Developer
8 74 (5.21%) DBA
9 73 (5.14%) SQL Developer
10 68 (4.79%) Java Engineer
11 64 (4.51%) Java Software Engineer
12 62 (4.37%) SQL DBA
13 59 (4.15%) Java Developer
14 54 (3.80%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 51 (3.59%) Data Engineer
16 50 (3.52%) C# .NET Developer
17 49 (3.45%) Senior Software Engineer
18 47 (3.31%) Architect
19 44 (3.10%) C# Software Developer
20 41 (2.89%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 386 (27.18%) .NET
2 241 (16.97%) HTML
3 219 (15.42%) AngularJS
4 208 (14.65%) CSS
5 201 (14.15%) ASP.NET
6 140 (9.86%) .NET Core
7 122 (8.59%) ASP.NET Web API
7 122 (8.59%) REST
8 93 (6.55%) .NET Framework
9 90 (6.34%) ASP.NET MVC
10 80 (5.63%) jQuery
10 80 (5.63%) Node.js
11 75 (5.28%) Entity Framework
12 74 (5.21%) RESTful
13 73 (5.14%) React
14 70 (4.93%) Web Services
15 69 (4.86%) Spring
16 63 (4.44%) HTML5
17 53 (3.73%) XML
18 44 (3.10%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 156 (10.99%) Analytical Skills
2 85 (5.99%) Data Structures
2 85 (5.99%) Management Information System
3 70 (4.93%) Algorithms
4 54 (3.80%) User Experience
5 49 (3.45%) Mobile App
6 43 (3.03%) Greenfield Project
7 37 (2.61%) Replication
8 36 (2.54%) Clustering
9 31 (2.18%) Self-Motivation
10 22 (1.55%) Data Centre
10 22 (1.55%) Enterprise Software
11 18 (1.27%) NHS
12 14 (0.99%) Virtual Team
13 13 (0.92%) Driving Licence
13 13 (0.92%) Linux Command Line
13 13 (0.92%) PKI
14 12 (0.85%) Public Cloud
15 9 (0.63%) Cloud Native
16 8 (0.56%) Analytical Mindset
Operating Systems
1 203 (14.30%) Windows
2 155 (10.92%) Linux
3 110 (7.75%) Windows Server
4 37 (2.61%) Windows Server 2016
5 26 (1.83%) Android
5 26 (1.83%) CentOS
5 26 (1.83%) Windows Server 2012
6 23 (1.62%) Apple iOS
7 21 (1.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 18 (1.27%) Unix
9 17 (1.20%) Windows 10
10 8 (0.56%) Ubuntu
10 8 (0.56%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (0.56%) Windows Server 2019
11 6 (0.42%) Debian
11 6 (0.42%) FreeBSD
11 6 (0.42%) FreeNAS
11 6 (0.42%) HPUX
12 4 (0.28%) Solaris
12 4 (0.28%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 491 (34.58%) Agile Software Development
2 257 (18.10%) Software Engineering
3 215 (15.14%) MVC
4 209 (14.72%) Business Intelligence
5 185 (13.03%) DevOps
6 154 (10.85%) Problem-Solving
7 146 (10.28%) TDD
8 133 (9.37%) Continuous Integration
9 129 (9.08%) Microservices
9 129 (9.08%) Test Automation
10 116 (8.17%) OO
11 114 (8.03%) Scrum
12 109 (7.68%) SDLC
13 108 (7.61%) ETL
14 107 (7.54%) Unit Testing
15 97 (6.83%) Analytics
16 91 (6.41%) Computer Science
17 88 (6.20%) Data Modelling
18 80 (5.63%) Project Management
19 78 (5.49%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 430 (30.28%) C#
2 369 (25.99%) JavaScript
3 278 (19.58%) Java
4 197 (13.87%) T-SQL
5 183 (12.89%) Python
6 77 (5.42%) PL/SQL
7 72 (5.07%) PowerShell
8 64 (4.51%) PHP
9 63 (4.44%) TypeScript
10 40 (2.82%) C++
11 36 (2.54%) Go
12 31 (2.18%) R
13 30 (2.11%) Ruby
14 20 (1.41%) Bash Shell
15 16 (1.13%) Java 8
16 12 (0.85%) Apple Swift
16 12 (0.85%) Objective-C
17 10 (0.70%) C
17 10 (0.70%) VB.NET
18 9 (0.63%) Scala
Qualifications
1 204 (14.37%) Degree
2 41 (2.89%) Microsoft Certification
3 22 (1.55%) MCSA
4 21 (1.48%) Computer Science Degree
5 20 (1.41%) Numerate Degree
6 17 (1.20%) MCSE
7 16 (1.13%) AWS Certification
8 15 (1.06%) MCP
9 13 (0.92%) TOGAF Certification
10 10 (0.70%) PhD
10 10 (0.70%) Security Cleared
11 9 (0.63%) DBS Check
12 8 (0.56%) ISTQB
13 7 (0.49%) ISEB
14 6 (0.42%) Cisco Certification
15 5 (0.35%) CCNA
15 5 (0.35%) DV Cleared
15 5 (0.35%) MCITP
15 5 (0.35%) SC Cleared
15 5 (0.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 93 (6.55%) QA
2 26 (1.83%) SLA
3 23 (1.62%) Data Quality
4 18 (1.27%) GDPR
5 8 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.28%) COBIT
6 4 (0.28%) PMO
7 3 (0.21%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.14%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.070%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.070%) GxP
9 1 (0.070%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.070%) IEC 62304
9 1 (0.070%) ISO 13485
9 1 (0.070%) NIST
System Software
1 100 (7.04%) Docker
2 75 (5.28%) Active Directory
3 47 (3.31%) VMware Infrastructure
4 32 (2.25%) Hyper-V
5 9 (0.63%) Virtual Machines
6 8 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (0.49%) Virtual Servers
8 6 (0.42%) KVM
9 3 (0.21%) vSphere
9 3 (0.21%) XenApp
9 3 (0.21%) zsh
10 2 (0.14%) PowerHA
10 2 (0.14%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.070%) Firmware
11 1 (0.070%) LXC
11 1 (0.070%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.070%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 63 (4.44%) Kubernetes
2 40 (2.82%) Ansible
3 38 (2.68%) Terraform
4 30 (2.11%) Puppet
5 24 (1.69%) Grafana
5 24 (1.69%) Prometheus
6 17 (1.20%) Graphite
7 14 (0.99%) Opscode Chef
8 13 (0.92%) Failover Clustering
8 13 (0.92%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 10 (0.70%) Microsoft Intune
9 10 (0.70%) SCCM
10 9 (0.63%) Oracle RMAN
11 8 (0.56%) SCVMM
12 6 (0.42%) Proxmox
12 6 (0.42%) SCOM
13 4 (0.28%) Microsoft Clustering
14 3 (0.21%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
14 3 (0.21%) Nagios
15 2 (0.14%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 343 (24.15%) Microsoft
2 142 (10.00%) Oracle
3 58 (4.08%) VMware
4 51 (3.59%) Tableau
5 34 (2.39%) Google
6 33 (2.32%) SAP
7 26 (1.83%) Databricks
8 20 (1.41%) Cisco
8 20 (1.41%) Xamarin
9 19 (1.34%) IBM
10 16 (1.13%) Veeam
11 15 (1.06%) Atlassian
12 14 (0.99%) Citrix
13 10 (0.70%) Red Hat
13 10 (0.70%) SaltStack
14 8 (0.56%) Salesforce.com
15 7 (0.49%) New Relic
15 7 (0.49%) ServiceNow
15 7 (0.49%) Zend
16 6 (0.42%) PlateSpin