Period
to 23 September 2019

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 23 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
England > North of England
6 months to
23 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 3 3 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Permanent jobs citing SQL 3,569 4,616 5,746
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North of England 18.84% 21.14% 23.75%
As % of the Programming Languages category 37.58% 39.01% 43.22%
Number of salaries quoted 3,031 3,981 5,032
North of England median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.90%
10th Percentile £26,961 £27,000 £26,525
90th Percentile £61,250 £60,000 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.09% +7.78% -

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 9,496 11,834 13,295
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North of England 50.13% 54.18% 54.95%
Number of salaries quoted 7,416 9,982 11,296
North of England median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.27% +10.00% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £49,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% +2.04% +3.16%

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 23 September 2019.

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 23 September 2019. 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 1,767 £42,500 - 438
Yorkshire 0 1,544 £42,500 - 282
North East +4 259 £41,852 -1.52% 74
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 23 September 2019, 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 1,272 (35.64%) C#
2 1,189 (33.31%) .NET
3 1,173 (32.87%) SQL Server
4 1,146 (32.11%) Agile Software Development
5 1,012 (28.36%) Microsoft
6 854 (23.93%) JavaScript
7 686 (19.22%) Azure
8 616 (17.26%) Business Intelligence
9 608 (17.04%) ASP.NET
10 566 (15.86%) MVC
10 566 (15.86%) Finance
11 553 (15.49%) Java
12 548 (15.35%) T-SQL
13 522 (14.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 506 (14.18%) HTML
15 486 (13.62%) Windows
16 479 (13.42%) Problem-Solving
17 470 (13.17%) Git (software)
18 462 (12.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 443 (12.41%) Software Engineering
20 417 (11.68%) Analytical Skills
21 413 (11.57%) Oracle
22 407 (11.40%) Data Warehouse
23 398 (11.15%) CSS
24 387 (10.84%) ETL
25 386 (10.82%) DevOps
26 353 (9.89%) AWS
27 343 (9.61%) Power Platform
28 342 (9.58%) Degree
29 341 (9.55%) Power BI

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
1 160 (4.48%) IIS
2 112 (3.14%) SharePoint
3 77 (2.16%) Apache Spark
4 72 (2.02%) Apache
5 56 (1.57%) Confluence
6 54 (1.51%) MS Exchange
7 43 (1.20%) Elasticsearch
8 39 (1.09%) Tomcat
8 39 (1.09%) Umbraco
9 38 (1.06%) SAS
10 37 (1.04%) CMS
11 28 (0.78%) nginx
12 24 (0.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 23 (0.64%) JBoss
14 22 (0.62%) Skype for Business
15 20 (0.56%) WebSphere
16 16 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2010
17 14 (0.39%) Sitecore CMS
18 13 (0.36%) Oracle Workflow
19 12 (0.34%) WordPress
Applications
1 191 (5.35%) Microsoft Excel
2 137 (3.84%) Microsoft Office
3 22 (0.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 19 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
5 10 (0.28%) MS Visio
6 8 (0.22%) Chatbot
7 5 (0.14%) FileZilla
8 4 (0.11%) SPSS
9 2 (0.056%) Microsoft Project
9 2 (0.056%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.028%) EngageOne
10 1 (0.028%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.028%) Stata
Business Applications
1 32 (0.90%) Oracle EBS
2 27 (0.76%) Oracle EBS R12
3 24 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
4 18 (0.50%) Oracle ERP
4 18 (0.50%) Oracle Payables
5 17 (0.48%) Oracle Applications
5 17 (0.48%) Payment Gateway
6 12 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
6 12 (0.34%) Oracle Receivables
7 10 (0.28%) Oracle Financials
8 9 (0.25%) Oracle Cash Management
9 8 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
9 8 (0.22%) SAP Business One
10 6 (0.17%) NetSuite
10 6 (0.17%) Unit4 Business World
11 5 (0.14%) Magento
12 4 (0.11%) Dynamics GP
12 4 (0.11%) Oracle Assets
12 4 (0.11%) Sage X3
12 4 (0.11%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 686 (19.22%) Azure
2 353 (9.89%) AWS
3 343 (9.61%) Power Platform
4 143 (4.01%) Office 365
5 105 (2.94%) SaaS
6 70 (1.96%) GCP
7 64 (1.79%) Cloud Computing
8 51 (1.43%) GitHub
9 40 (1.12%) Azure Data Factory
10 28 (0.78%) PaaS
11 26 (0.73%) Azure Active Directory
12 25 (0.70%) AWS CloudFormation
13 23 (0.64%) Serverless
14 20 (0.56%) Amazon S3
15 19 (0.53%) Sage Pay
16 18 (0.50%) Amazon EC2
17 16 (0.45%) IaaS
18 14 (0.39%) Dynamics 365
19 13 (0.36%) G Suite
20 10 (0.28%) Asana
Communications & Networking
1 96 (2.69%) Firewall
2 74 (2.07%) SAN
3 65 (1.82%) WAN
4 62 (1.74%) DNS
5 60 (1.68%) Broadband
6 57 (1.60%) TCP/IP
7 55 (1.54%) LAN
8 51 (1.43%) DHCP
9 42 (1.18%) VPN
10 30 (0.84%) Internet
10 30 (0.84%) VLAN
11 28 (0.78%) HTTP
12 27 (0.76%) Remote Desktop
13 26 (0.73%) VoIP
13 26 (0.73%) Wireless
14 20 (0.56%) Skype
15 17 (0.48%) MPLS
15 17 (0.48%) NAS
15 17 (0.48%) Network Security
15 17 (0.48%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,173 (32.87%) SQL Server
2 522 (14.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 462 (12.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 407 (11.40%) Data Warehouse
5 341 (9.55%) Power BI
6 288 (8.07%) Relational Database
7 226 (6.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 219 (6.14%) NoSQL
9 196 (5.49%) MySQL
10 141 (3.95%) PostgreSQL
11 126 (3.53%) RDBMS
12 123 (3.45%) Big Data
13 108 (3.03%) SQL Server 2012
14 95 (2.66%) MongoDB
15 89 (2.49%) Oracle Database
15 89 (2.49%) QlikView
16 84 (2.35%) SQL Server 2008
17 83 (2.33%) Azure SQL Database
18 78 (2.19%) Hadoop
19 76 (2.13%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 470 (13.17%) Git (software)
2 213 (5.97%) Team Foundation Server
3 178 (4.99%) JIRA
4 159 (4.46%) Visual Studio
5 158 (4.43%) Selenium
6 150 (4.20%) Jenkins
7 106 (2.97%) Subversion
8 75 (2.10%) Octopus Deploy
9 73 (2.05%) TeamCity
10 65 (1.82%) SpecFlow
11 63 (1.77%) SoapUI
12 62 (1.74%) Cucumber
13 56 (1.57%) JUnit
14 55 (1.54%) Visual Studio Team System
15 45 (1.26%) Oracle Forms
16 44 (1.23%) Eclipse
17 43 (1.20%) Maven
17 43 (1.20%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
18 37 (1.04%) Mercurial
19 36 (1.01%) WebDriver
General
1 566 (15.86%) Finance
2 183 (5.13%) Retail
3 149 (4.17%) Marketing
4 133 (3.73%) Manufacturing
5 91 (2.55%) Telecoms
6 90 (2.52%) Public Sector
7 79 (2.21%) Banking
8 61 (1.71%) Legal
9 31 (0.87%) Back Office
9 31 (0.87%) Billing
9 31 (0.87%) Games
10 30 (0.84%) Electronics
11 22 (0.62%) Law
12 21 (0.59%) Local Government
13 13 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
14 9 (0.25%) General Ledger
14 9 (0.25%) Military
15 8 (0.22%) Housing Association
15 8 (0.22%) Social Housing
16 7 (0.20%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 1,579 (44.24%) Developer
2 582 (16.31%) Analyst
3 485 (13.59%) .NET Developer
4 447 (12.52%) C# Developer
5 315 (8.83%) C# .NET Developer
6 312 (8.74%) SQL Developer
7 291 (8.15%) Senior Developer
8 268 (7.51%) Software Developer
9 219 (6.14%) Software Engineer
10 206 (5.77%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 175 (4.90%) DBA
12 153 (4.29%) Java Developer
13 132 (3.70%) Senior .NET Developer
14 126 (3.53%) Junior
15 122 (3.42%) Data Analyst
15 122 (3.42%) SQL Analyst
16 121 (3.39%) Senior C# Developer
17 120 (3.36%) Architect
18 115 (3.22%) C# Software Developer
19 113 (3.17%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,189 (33.31%) .NET
2 608 (17.04%) ASP.NET
3 506 (14.18%) HTML
4 398 (11.15%) CSS
5 292 (8.18%) jQuery
6 288 (8.07%) Web Services
7 265 (7.43%) ASP.NET MVC
8 244 (6.84%) XML
9 222 (6.22%) AngularJS
10 216 (6.05%) REST
11 210 (5.88%) .NET Framework
12 188 (5.27%) SOAP
13 162 (4.54%) .NET Core
14 136 (3.81%) Spring
15 134 (3.75%) React
16 130 (3.64%) ASP.NET Web API
17 127 (3.56%) WCF
18 115 (3.22%) Entity Framework
19 113 (3.17%) JSON
20 103 (2.89%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 417 (11.68%) Analytical Skills
2 121 (3.39%) Greenfield Project
3 99 (2.77%) Enterprise Software
3 99 (2.77%) Management Information System
4 86 (2.41%) Self-Motivation
5 78 (2.19%) User Experience
6 61 (1.71%) Mobile App
7 41 (1.15%) Clustering
8 40 (1.12%) Data Structures
9 38 (1.06%) NHS
10 36 (1.01%) Algorithms
11 35 (0.98%) Data Centre
11 35 (0.98%) Driving Licence
11 35 (0.98%) Replication
12 27 (0.76%) PKI
13 22 (0.62%) CMDB
14 18 (0.50%) N-Tier
15 17 (0.48%) Blog
15 17 (0.48%) Public Cloud
16 15 (0.42%) Analytical Mindset
Operating Systems
1 486 (13.62%) Windows
2 297 (8.32%) Linux
3 225 (6.30%) Windows Server
4 137 (3.84%) Unix
5 99 (2.77%) Windows Server 2012
6 70 (1.96%) Android
7 65 (1.82%) Windows Server 2008
8 46 (1.29%) Windows 7
9 42 (1.18%) Windows 10
10 40 (1.12%) Apple iOS
11 34 (0.95%) Windows Server 2003
12 27 (0.76%) AIX
13 25 (0.70%) Windows 8
14 18 (0.50%) HPUX
15 15 (0.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 13 (0.36%) Solaris
17 10 (0.28%) CentOS
18 7 (0.20%) VME
19 5 (0.14%) Mac OS
19 5 (0.14%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,146 (32.11%) Agile Software Development
2 616 (17.26%) Business Intelligence
3 566 (15.86%) MVC
4 479 (13.42%) Problem-Solving
5 443 (12.41%) Software Engineering
6 387 (10.84%) ETL
7 386 (10.82%) DevOps
8 330 (9.25%) Scrum
9 316 (8.85%) TDD
10 310 (8.69%) Test Automation
11 298 (8.35%) Analytics
11 298 (8.35%) Mentoring
12 238 (6.67%) SDLC
13 235 (6.58%) ITIL
14 214 (6.00%) Data Modelling
15 213 (5.97%) Coaching
16 198 (5.55%) Unit Testing
17 192 (5.38%) Migration
18 181 (5.07%) Continuous Improvement
19 169 (4.74%) OO
Programming Languages
1 1,272 (35.64%) C#
2 854 (23.93%) JavaScript
3 553 (15.49%) Java
4 548 (15.35%) T-SQL
5 263 (7.37%) Python
6 223 (6.25%) PowerShell
7 159 (4.46%) PL/SQL
8 138 (3.87%) C++
9 132 (3.70%) PHP
10 123 (3.45%) VB
11 120 (3.36%) VB.NET
12 108 (3.03%) VBA
13 63 (1.77%) TypeScript
14 62 (1.74%) R
15 61 (1.71%) Shell Script
16 59 (1.65%) Bash Shell
17 57 (1.60%) C
18 49 (1.37%) Scala
19 43 (1.20%) Java 8
20 42 (1.18%) Perl
Qualifications
1 342 (9.58%) Degree
2 110 (3.08%) Microsoft Certification
3 82 (2.30%) ISTQB
4 64 (1.79%) MCSE
5 48 (1.34%) ISEB
6 42 (1.18%) Cisco Certification
7 40 (1.12%) CCNA
8 37 (1.04%) Security Cleared
9 33 (0.92%) HND
10 32 (0.90%) Computer Science Degree
11 31 (0.87%) MCSA
12 19 (0.53%) CCNP
12 19 (0.53%) SC Cleared
13 16 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
14 14 (0.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 14 (0.39%) Master's Degree
15 12 (0.34%) PMI Certification
16 11 (0.31%) DBS Check
16 11 (0.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 10 (0.28%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 258 (7.23%) QA
2 97 (2.72%) SLA
3 79 (2.21%) Data Quality
4 40 (1.12%) GDPR
5 13 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 8 (0.22%) PCI DSS
7 6 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials
7 6 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 6 (0.17%) PMO
8 4 (0.11%) Actionable Recommendations
9 2 (0.056%) CDISC
9 2 (0.056%) FINRA
9 2 (0.056%) IFRS
9 2 (0.056%) IFRS 9
9 2 (0.056%) MiFID
9 2 (0.056%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.028%) GMP
10 1 (0.028%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.028%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 202 (5.66%) Active Directory
2 122 (3.42%) Docker
3 104 (2.91%) Hyper-V
4 96 (2.69%) VMware Infrastructure
5 36 (1.01%) vSphere
6 30 (0.84%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 26 (0.73%) XenApp
8 22 (0.62%) Virtual Servers
9 20 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
10 16 (0.45%) HDFS
11 11 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
12 10 (0.28%) Microsoft App-V
13 9 (0.25%) Terminal Services
14 6 (0.17%) Apache Flume
14 6 (0.17%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 5 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
15 5 (0.14%) XenDesktop
16 4 (0.11%) VMware NSX
17 3 (0.084%) KVM
17 3 (0.084%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 64 (1.79%) SCCM
2 63 (1.77%) Kubernetes
3 40 (1.12%) Tivoli
4 34 (0.95%) Ansible
5 33 (0.92%) SCOM
6 31 (0.87%) Puppet
7 29 (0.81%) WSUS
8 28 (0.78%) Terraform
9 23 (0.64%) Opscode Chef
10 16 (0.45%) HP Quality Center
11 12 (0.34%) Nagios
12 11 (0.31%) HP ALM
12 11 (0.31%) Kibana
13 10 (0.28%) Backup Exec
13 10 (0.28%) Cobbler
13 10 (0.28%) Data Guard
13 10 (0.28%) Nessus
13 10 (0.28%) SCVMM
13 10 (0.28%) Single Sign-On
14 9 (0.25%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 1,012 (28.36%) Microsoft
2 413 (11.57%) Oracle
3 168 (4.71%) Tableau
4 156 (4.37%) VMware
5 95 (2.66%) IBM
6 76 (2.13%) SAP
7 71 (1.99%) HP
8 69 (1.93%) Google
9 62 (1.74%) Cisco
10 61 (1.71%) Informatica
11 56 (1.57%) Sage
12 52 (1.46%) Citrix
13 38 (1.06%) Salesforce.com
14 37 (1.04%) Xamarin
15 35 (0.98%) Veeam
16 31 (0.87%) Cognos
17 25 (0.70%) Cloudera
17 25 (0.70%) Databricks
17 25 (0.70%) Pega
17 25 (0.70%) SolarWinds