Period
to

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 14 August 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
England > North of England
6 months to
14 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 6 5 4
Rank change year-on-year -1 -1 +1
Permanent jobs citing SQL 3,180 2,832 1,688
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North of England 17.31% 19.34% 19.00%
As % of the Programming Languages category 39.28% 40.40% 33.76%
Number of salaries quoted 2,045 2,441 1,473
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,750
25th Percentile £38,750 £37,419 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% - +11.76%
75th Percentile £62,500 £58,750 £57,500
90th Percentile £76,250 £65,000 £63,750
England median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +9.52% - +5.00%

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 8,096 7,010 5,000
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North of England 44.07% 47.87% 56.28%
Number of salaries quoted 5,471 5,672 4,377
10th Percentile £33,000 £32,000 £31,250
25th Percentile £41,250 £37,500 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +7.95%
75th Percentile £68,750 £63,156 £57,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £72,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £62,500 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +8.70% +4.55% +4.76%

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 14 August 2022.

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 14 August 2022. 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
Jobs
North West -2 1,670 £50,000 +5.26% 249
Yorkshire -3 1,242 £50,000 +5.26% 150
North East -3 273 £44,000 -2.22% 55
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 14 August 2022, 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 1,322 (41.57%) Agile
2 1,307 (41.10%) Azure
3 1,074 (33.77%) .NET
4 1,047 (32.92%) SQL Server
5 979 (30.79%) C#
6 970 (30.50%) Microsoft
7 921 (28.96%) JavaScript
8 858 (26.98%) Social Skills
9 726 (22.83%) DevOps
10 625 (19.65%) Finance
10 625 (19.65%) Git (software)
11 624 (19.62%) HTML
12 620 (19.50%) CSS
13 582 (18.30%) Business Intelligence
14 577 (18.14%) .NET Core
15 573 (18.02%) AWS
16 538 (16.92%) Analytics
17 531 (16.70%) Python
18 523 (16.45%) Software Engineering
19 522 (16.42%) MVC
20 476 (14.97%) Problem-Solving
21 461 (14.50%) Power Platform
22 457 (14.37%) Azure DevOps
23 453 (14.25%) React
24 452 (14.21%) Power BI
25 444 (13.96%) Java
26 420 (13.21%) Serverless
27 416 (13.08%) Analytical Skills
27 416 (13.08%) T-SQL
27 416 (13.08%) .NET Framework

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 74 (2.33%) SharePoint
2 54 (1.70%) SAS
3 52 (1.64%) Apache
4 39 (1.23%) CMS
5 34 (1.07%) Confluence
6 32 (1.01%) Apache Spark
7 28 (0.88%) IIS
8 22 (0.69%) OpenEdge
9 17 (0.53%) Headless CMS
10 15 (0.47%) Apache Airflow
11 13 (0.41%) Umbraco
12 12 (0.38%) MS Exchange
12 12 (0.38%) nginx
13 11 (0.35%) Sitefinity
14 8 (0.25%) JBoss
15 6 (0.19%) NetWeaver
15 6 (0.19%) WebLogic
16 4 (0.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 3 (0.094%) ArcGIS
17 3 (0.094%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 170 (5.35%) Microsoft Excel
2 96 (3.02%) Microsoft Office
3 16 (0.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
5 6 (0.19%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.094%) Maple
7 2 (0.063%) SPSS
8 1 (0.031%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.031%) Microsoft Project
8 1 (0.031%) MicroStation
8 1 (0.031%) ProjectWise
8 1 (0.031%) Revit
8 1 (0.031%) Stata
Business Applications
1 39 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (0.47%) Oracle Financials
3 11 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
4 9 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
4 9 (0.28%) NetSuite
5 8 (0.25%) JDE OneWorld
5 8 (0.25%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 7 (0.22%) SessionCam
6 7 (0.22%) WebTrends
7 6 (0.19%) DELMIA
7 6 (0.19%) Oracle Payables
7 6 (0.19%) Oracle Receivables
7 6 (0.19%) SAP Business One
7 6 (0.19%) SAP S/4HANA
8 5 (0.16%) Oracle Assets
8 5 (0.16%) ResourceLink
9 4 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
9 4 (0.13%) SAP ERP
9 4 (0.13%) SAP MDM
10 3 (0.094%) Oracle ASCP
Cloud Services
1 1,307 (41.10%) Azure
2 573 (18.02%) AWS
3 461 (14.50%) Power Platform
4 457 (14.37%) Azure DevOps
5 420 (13.21%) Serverless
6 281 (8.84%) Azure Functions
7 272 (8.55%) Azure Service Bus
8 142 (4.47%) Azure Cosmos DB
9 138 (4.34%) Snowflake
10 127 (3.99%) SaaS
11 122 (3.84%) GCP
12 112 (3.52%) Microsoft 365
13 102 (3.21%) Azure Data Factory
14 97 (3.05%) AWS Lambda
15 72 (2.26%) Matillion
16 71 (2.23%) GitHub
17 66 (2.08%) PaaS
18 62 (1.95%) Azure Synapse Analytics
19 55 (1.73%) Google Analytics
20 52 (1.64%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 154 (4.84%) HTTP
2 85 (2.67%) SSL
3 72 (2.26%) Firewall
4 54 (1.70%) Internet
5 38 (1.19%) DNS
6 33 (1.04%) LAN
7 32 (1.01%) SAN
8 19 (0.60%) Broadband
9 17 (0.53%) DHCP
10 16 (0.50%) VPN
10 16 (0.50%) WAN
11 13 (0.41%) TCP/IP
12 11 (0.35%) Skype
12 11 (0.35%) VLAN
13 10 (0.31%) Wireless
14 9 (0.28%) Intranet
14 9 (0.28%) Wi-Fi
15 8 (0.25%) NAS
16 7 (0.22%) Network Security
16 7 (0.22%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,047 (32.92%) SQL Server
2 452 (14.21%) Power BI
3 394 (12.39%) Data Warehouse
4 295 (9.28%) NoSQL
5 285 (8.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 247 (7.77%) Tableau
7 224 (7.04%) MySQL
8 218 (6.86%) Relational Database
9 203 (6.38%) Data Lake
10 197 (6.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 145 (4.56%) PostgreSQL
12 110 (3.46%) Azure SQL Database
13 79 (2.48%) Amazon RDS
13 79 (2.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 75 (2.36%) Elasticsearch
15 73 (2.30%) MongoDB
16 67 (2.11%) Oracle Database
17 64 (2.01%) Star Schema
18 62 (1.95%) RDBMS
19 52 (1.64%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 625 (19.65%) Git (software)
2 269 (8.46%) Team Foundation Server
3 160 (5.03%) Jenkins
4 136 (4.28%) JIRA
5 92 (2.89%) Visual Studio
6 76 (2.39%) GitLab
7 53 (1.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 45 (1.42%) Selenium
9 37 (1.16%) Octopus Deploy
10 36 (1.13%) Bitbucket
11 35 (1.10%) Cucumber
12 34 (1.07%) Subversion
13 31 (0.97%) Maven
14 26 (0.82%) Postman
15 24 (0.75%) JUnit
16 22 (0.69%) TeamCity
17 18 (0.57%) Gradle
18 16 (0.50%) NUnit
19 15 (0.47%) JMeter
20 13 (0.41%) Ant
General
1 858 (26.98%) Social Skills
2 625 (19.65%) Finance
3 416 (13.08%) Analytical Skills
4 270 (8.49%) Marketing
5 241 (7.58%) Retail
6 123 (3.87%) Law
7 120 (3.77%) Manufacturing
8 102 (3.21%) Legal
9 101 (3.18%) Public Sector
10 96 (3.02%) Banking
11 70 (2.20%) Influencing Skills
12 66 (2.08%) Automotive
13 60 (1.89%) Organisational Skills
14 59 (1.86%) Inclusion and Diversity
15 51 (1.60%) Games
16 44 (1.38%) Telecoms
17 38 (1.19%) Presentation Skills
18 32 (1.01%) French Language
19 29 (0.91%) Electronics
19 29 (0.91%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 1,172 (36.86%) Developer
2 408 (12.83%) Analyst
3 326 (10.25%) .NET Developer
4 296 (9.31%) Software Engineer
5 248 (7.80%) Data Engineer
6 242 (7.61%) Software Developer
7 206 (6.48%) Senior Developer
8 158 (4.97%) C# Developer
9 128 (4.03%) DBA
10 109 (3.43%) Applications Support
11 102 (3.21%) Architect
12 96 (3.02%) Graduate
12 96 (3.02%) SQL DBA
13 95 (2.99%) Senior .NET Developer
13 95 (2.99%) SQL Developer
14 92 (2.89%) Data Analyst
15 87 (2.74%) Senior Analyst
16 86 (2.70%) Business Intelligence Developer
16 86 (2.70%) Java Developer
17 71 (2.23%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,074 (33.77%) .NET
2 624 (19.62%) HTML
3 620 (19.50%) CSS
4 577 (18.14%) .NET Core
5 453 (14.25%) React
6 416 (13.08%) .NET Framework
7 337 (10.60%) jQuery
8 320 (10.06%) Entity Framework
9 317 (9.97%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 297 (9.34%) AngularJS
11 202 (6.35%) Node.js
12 188 (5.91%) ASP.NET
13 143 (4.50%) RESTful
14 121 (3.81%) REST
15 112 (3.52%) XML
16 105 (3.30%) Web Services
17 102 (3.21%) Angular 2
18 89 (2.80%) Ruby on Rails
19 83 (2.61%) JSON
19 83 (2.61%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 146 (4.59%) Self-Motivation
2 127 (3.99%) Data Structures
3 86 (2.70%) Greenfield Project
4 82 (2.58%) Data Protection Act
5 68 (2.14%) User Experience
6 63 (1.98%) Cloud Native
7 62 (1.95%) Management Information System
8 60 (1.89%) Mobile App
9 43 (1.35%) Algorithms
10 38 (1.19%) Replication
11 30 (0.94%) Reference Data
12 29 (0.91%) Hackathon
13 26 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
14 23 (0.72%) Data Centre
14 23 (0.72%) Linux Command Line
15 21 (0.66%) Public Cloud
16 20 (0.63%) Legacy Systems
17 19 (0.60%) Clustering
17 19 (0.60%) Device Driver
17 19 (0.60%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 320 (10.06%) Linux
2 299 (9.40%) Windows
3 275 (8.65%) Android
4 248 (7.80%) Apple iOS
5 128 (4.03%) Windows Server
6 69 (2.17%) Unix
7 45 (1.42%) Windows Server 2016
8 38 (1.19%) Windows Server 2012
9 28 (0.88%) Solaris
9 28 (0.88%) Windows 10
10 22 (0.69%) AIX
10 22 (0.69%) Windows Server 2019
11 21 (0.66%) Windows Server 2008
12 19 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 16 (0.50%) CentOS
14 11 (0.35%) Windows 7
15 10 (0.31%) Ubuntu
16 6 (0.19%) Windows Server 2003
17 4 (0.13%) VMS
18 2 (0.063%) openSUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,322 (41.57%) Agile
2 726 (22.83%) DevOps
3 582 (18.30%) Business Intelligence
4 538 (16.92%) Analytics
5 523 (16.45%) Software Engineering
6 522 (16.42%) MVC
7 476 (14.97%) Problem-Solving
8 365 (11.48%) ETL
9 345 (10.85%) Unit Testing
10 327 (10.28%) User Stories
11 321 (10.09%) CI/CD
12 309 (9.72%) Data Modelling
13 278 (8.74%) Process Improvement
14 276 (8.68%) Test Automation
15 267 (8.40%) Product Roadmap
16 252 (7.92%) Web Development
17 249 (7.83%) Visualisation
18 244 (7.67%) Dependency Injection
19 229 (7.20%) Microservices
20 228 (7.17%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 979 (30.79%) C#
2 921 (28.96%) JavaScript
3 531 (16.70%) Python
4 444 (13.96%) Java
5 416 (13.08%) T-SQL
6 189 (5.94%) PowerShell
7 170 (5.35%) TypeScript
8 148 (4.65%) Ruby
9 135 (4.25%) Go
9 135 (4.25%) PL/SQL
10 111 (3.49%) R
11 110 (3.46%) PHP
12 92 (2.89%) C++
13 69 (2.17%) Bash
14 64 (2.01%) VB
15 63 (1.98%) VB.NET
16 55 (1.73%) VBA
17 34 (1.07%) Tcl
18 31 (0.97%) C
19 29 (0.91%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 356 (11.19%) Degree
2 65 (2.04%) Security Cleared
3 54 (1.70%) Computer Science Degree
4 43 (1.35%) Microsoft Certification
5 33 (1.04%) SC Cleared
6 22 (0.69%) ISTQB
6 22 (0.69%) Numerate Degree
7 21 (0.66%) DBS Check
8 16 (0.50%) AWS Certification
9 15 (0.47%) MCSA
10 13 (0.41%) CIMA
11 12 (0.38%) ITIL Certification
12 10 (0.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 8 (0.25%) AAT
13 8 (0.25%) ACCA
13 8 (0.25%) MCSE
14 6 (0.19%) MCP
14 6 (0.19%) PhD
15 5 (0.16%) ISEB
15 5 (0.16%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 154 (4.84%) Data Quality
2 111 (3.49%) QA
3 62 (1.95%) SLA
4 44 (1.38%) ISO 9001
5 37 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 29 (0.91%) PCI DSS
7 17 (0.53%) Accessibility
8 12 (0.38%) GDPR
9 6 (0.19%) WCAG
10 3 (0.094%) Cyber Essentials
11 2 (0.063%) ISO 20022
11 2 (0.063%) ISO 8583
11 2 (0.063%) PMO
12 1 (0.031%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 1 (0.031%) HL7
12 1 (0.031%) IFRS
12 1 (0.031%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 1 (0.031%) Solvency II
System Software
1 384 (12.08%) Docker
2 140 (4.40%) Active Directory
3 47 (1.48%) VMware Infrastructure
4 31 (0.97%) Hyper-V
5 21 (0.66%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 7 (0.22%) Oracle RAC
6 7 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
7 6 (0.19%) vSphere
7 6 (0.19%) XenApp
8 4 (0.13%) BitLocker
8 4 (0.13%) Terminal Services
8 4 (0.13%) XenDesktop
9 3 (0.094%) Oracle Clusterware
9 3 (0.094%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (0.063%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 2 (0.063%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 2 (0.063%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (0.063%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.031%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 337 (10.60%) Terraform
2 279 (8.77%) Kubernetes
3 75 (2.36%) Ansible
4 50 (1.57%) Puppet
5 23 (0.72%) SCCM
6 22 (0.69%) Microsoft Intune
7 18 (0.57%) Opscode Chef
8 13 (0.41%) Failover Clustering
8 13 (0.41%) SCOM
9 10 (0.31%) Docker Swarm
10 9 (0.28%) Prometheus
11 7 (0.22%) SCVMM
12 6 (0.19%) MOM
12 6 (0.19%) Oracle RMAN
12 6 (0.19%) Packer
12 6 (0.19%) Rancher
13 5 (0.16%) FortiGate
13 5 (0.16%) HP Fortify
13 5 (0.16%) Nagios
13 5 (0.16%) WSUS
Vendors
1 970 (30.50%) Microsoft
2 402 (12.64%) Oracle
3 284 (8.93%) Xamarin
4 118 (3.71%) Google
5 109 (3.43%) SAP
6 90 (2.83%) VMware
7 62 (1.95%) Alteryx
8 50 (1.57%) Teradata
9 45 (1.42%) Databricks
10 43 (1.35%) Salesforce.com
11 41 (1.29%) Cisco
12 38 (1.19%) Citrix
13 33 (1.04%) Informatica
14 29 (0.91%) SolarWinds
15 21 (0.66%) Hitachi
15 21 (0.66%) Red Hat
16 20 (0.63%) Veeam
17 18 (0.57%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
17 18 (0.57%) Sun
18 17 (0.53%) HP