Period
to 22 May 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 22 May 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
England > North of England
6 months to
22 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 3 3 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Permanent jobs citing SQL 3,779 5,104 5,813
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North of England 20.04% 21.69% 24.11%
As % of the Programming Languages category 38.80% 38.84% 42.23%
Number of salaries quoted 3,200 4,401 5,148
North of England median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

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 9,740 13,141 13,765
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North of England 51.65% 55.85% 57.10%
Number of salaries quoted 7,707 11,239 11,956
North of England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £28,200 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £60,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +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 22 May 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 22 May 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 1,846 £42,500 - 234
Yorkshire 0 1,664 £42,500 - 181
North East +2 275 £40,000 -5.88% 29
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 1,411 (37.34%) C#
2 1,339 (35.43%) .NET
3 1,324 (35.04%) SQL Server
4 1,225 (32.42%) Microsoft
5 1,166 (30.85%) Agile Software Development
6 990 (26.20%) JavaScript
7 833 (22.04%) ASP.NET
8 742 (19.63%) T-SQL
9 704 (18.63%) MVC
10 694 (18.36%) Finance
11 688 (18.21%) Microsoft Azure
12 672 (17.78%) Business Intelligence
13 637 (16.86%) Java
14 607 (16.06%) Windows
15 588 (15.56%) Software Engineering
16 583 (15.43%) HTML
17 566 (14.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 533 (14.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 512 (13.55%) CSS
20 462 (12.23%) Git (software)
21 455 (12.04%) ASP.NET MVC
22 450 (11.91%) Problem-Solving
23 442 (11.70%) TDD
24 432 (11.43%) Analytical Skills
25 403 (10.66%) DevOps
26 392 (10.37%) Degree
27 389 (10.29%) Oracle
28 373 (9.87%) Data Warehouse
29 365 (9.66%) Linux
30 353 (9.34%) ETL

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
1 187 (4.95%) IIS
2 97 (2.57%) SharePoint
3 70 (1.85%) Apache Spark
4 66 (1.75%) Apache
5 44 (1.16%) Confluence
5 44 (1.16%) Tomcat
6 34 (0.90%) SAS
7 33 (0.87%) Elasticsearch
7 33 (0.87%) nginx
8 30 (0.79%) MS Exchange
9 29 (0.77%) CMS
10 22 (0.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 21 (0.56%) WebSphere
12 20 (0.53%) Umbraco
13 19 (0.50%) BizTalk Server
14 18 (0.48%) WordPress
15 17 (0.45%) JBoss
16 16 (0.42%) SharePoint 2013
17 15 (0.40%) Skype for Business
17 15 (0.40%) WebLogic
Applications
1 183 (4.84%) Microsoft Excel
2 127 (3.36%) Microsoft Office
3 43 (1.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 11 (0.29%) Photoshop
5 9 (0.24%) MS Visio
6 8 (0.21%) Chatbot
7 6 (0.16%) HipChat
7 6 (0.16%) SPSS
8 5 (0.13%) Microsoft Project
8 5 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
9 3 (0.079%) Stata
9 3 (0.079%) Weka
10 2 (0.053%) EngageOne
10 2 (0.053%) FileZilla
10 2 (0.053%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 26 (0.69%) Dynamics AX
1 26 (0.69%) Dynamics NAV
2 19 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
3 14 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
4 13 (0.34%) Oracle EBS R12
5 11 (0.29%) NetSuite
5 11 (0.29%) Oracle Applications
5 11 (0.29%) Oracle ERP
5 11 (0.29%) Payment Gateway
5 11 (0.29%) SAP BPC
6 9 (0.24%) Cognos TM1
7 7 (0.19%) Dynamics GP
8 6 (0.16%) Hyperion Planning
8 6 (0.16%) Magento
9 5 (0.13%) FLEXCUBE
9 5 (0.13%) HFM
9 5 (0.13%) Infor SunSystems
9 5 (0.13%) Oracle Assets
9 5 (0.13%) Oracle Financials
9 5 (0.13%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 688 (18.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 351 (9.29%) Amazon AWS
3 333 (8.81%) Power Platform
4 131 (3.47%) Office 365
5 114 (3.02%) SaaS
6 59 (1.56%) GitHub
7 41 (1.08%) Azure Active Directory
8 38 (1.01%) Google Cloud Platform
9 36 (0.95%) AWS CloudFormation
10 34 (0.90%) Amazon S3
11 33 (0.87%) Amazon EC2
11 33 (0.87%) Azure Data Factory
12 31 (0.82%) IaaS
13 28 (0.74%) PaaS
14 26 (0.69%) Amazon SQS
15 24 (0.64%) Dynamics 365
15 24 (0.64%) Serverless
16 22 (0.58%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 19 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
18 17 (0.45%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 110 (2.91%) Firewall
2 95 (2.51%) Broadband
3 75 (1.98%) SAN
4 60 (1.59%) WAN
5 54 (1.43%) DNS
6 53 (1.40%) VPN
7 48 (1.27%) Network Security
7 48 (1.27%) TCP/IP
8 47 (1.24%) LAN
9 42 (1.11%) DHCP
10 31 (0.82%) VLAN
11 27 (0.71%) Wi-Fi
12 20 (0.53%) Internet
13 19 (0.50%) HTTP
14 18 (0.48%) Cisco ASA
15 17 (0.45%) Remote Desktop
15 17 (0.45%) VoIP
16 15 (0.40%) SSL
17 14 (0.37%) Intranet
18 12 (0.32%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,324 (35.04%) SQL Server
2 566 (14.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 533 (14.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 373 (9.87%) Data Warehouse
5 330 (8.73%) Power BI
6 293 (7.75%) NoSQL
7 263 (6.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 237 (6.27%) Relational Database
9 231 (6.11%) MySQL
10 160 (4.23%) PostgreSQL
11 142 (3.76%) SQL Server 2012
12 132 (3.49%) Big Data
12 132 (3.49%) SQL Server 2008
13 118 (3.12%) MongoDB
14 98 (2.59%) RDBMS
15 92 (2.43%) QlikView
16 91 (2.41%) Oracle Database
17 84 (2.22%) Hadoop
18 75 (1.98%) SQL Server 2016
19 71 (1.88%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 462 (12.23%) Git (software)
2 286 (7.57%) Team Foundation Server
3 197 (5.21%) Visual Studio
4 180 (4.76%) JIRA
5 162 (4.29%) Selenium
6 128 (3.39%) Jenkins
7 118 (3.12%) Subversion
8 90 (2.38%) TeamCity
9 78 (2.06%) Mercurial
10 63 (1.67%) Cucumber
10 63 (1.67%) SoapUI
11 53 (1.40%) Octopus Deploy
12 48 (1.27%) JUnit
13 41 (1.08%) JMeter
13 41 (1.08%) NUnit
13 41 (1.08%) SpecFlow
14 36 (0.95%) MSTest
15 35 (0.93%) Visual Studio Team System
16 34 (0.90%) Oracle Forms
17 30 (0.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 694 (18.36%) Finance
2 156 (4.13%) Retail
3 144 (3.81%) Marketing
4 124 (3.28%) Manufacturing
5 112 (2.96%) Telecoms
6 90 (2.38%) Banking
7 59 (1.56%) Legal
8 41 (1.08%) Electronics
9 33 (0.87%) Games
10 32 (0.85%) Billing
11 31 (0.82%) Law
12 27 (0.71%) Back Office
13 23 (0.61%) Local Government
14 19 (0.50%) Advertising
15 18 (0.48%) Automotive
16 14 (0.37%) Financial Institution
17 13 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
18 10 (0.26%) Investment Banking
19 3 (0.079%) Private Banking
20 2 (0.053%) German Language
Job Titles
1 1,785 (47.23%) Developer
2 645 (17.07%) Analyst
3 601 (15.90%) C# Developer
4 585 (15.48%) .NET Developer
5 416 (11.01%) C# .NET Developer
6 339 (8.97%) Senior Developer
7 332 (8.79%) SQL Developer
8 303 (8.02%) Software Developer
9 231 (6.11%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 212 (5.61%) Software Engineer
11 208 (5.50%) DBA
12 183 (4.84%) ASP.NET Developer
13 176 (4.66%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
14 172 (4.55%) C# ASP.NET Developer
15 168 (4.45%) SQL DBA
16 166 (4.39%) Java Developer
17 161 (4.26%) Senior .NET Developer
18 152 (4.02%) Senior C# Developer
19 142 (3.76%) Support Analyst
20 136 (3.60%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,339 (35.43%) .NET
2 833 (22.04%) ASP.NET
3 583 (15.43%) HTML
4 512 (13.55%) CSS
5 455 (12.04%) ASP.NET MVC
6 346 (9.16%) Web Services
7 298 (7.89%) .NET Framework
8 293 (7.75%) AngularJS
8 293 (7.75%) jQuery
9 288 (7.62%) XML
10 228 (6.03%) SOAP
11 205 (5.42%) ASP.NET Web API
12 180 (4.76%) RESTful
13 176 (4.66%) React
14 175 (4.63%) Entity Framework
15 158 (4.18%) .NET Core
16 148 (3.92%) Spring
17 145 (3.84%) REST
18 142 (3.76%) WCF
19 126 (3.33%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 432 (11.43%) Analytical Skills
2 265 (7.01%) Enterprise Software
3 202 (5.35%) Greenfield Project
4 105 (2.78%) Self-Motivation
5 89 (2.36%) Data Structures
6 88 (2.33%) Fintech
7 84 (2.22%) Algorithms
8 82 (2.17%) Replication
9 77 (2.04%) Management Information System
10 59 (1.56%) User Experience
11 54 (1.43%) Clustering
12 47 (1.24%) Data Centre
13 43 (1.14%) Mobile App
14 30 (0.79%) Analytical Mindset
15 26 (0.69%) Mainframe
16 25 (0.66%) Private Cloud
17 24 (0.64%) PKI
18 22 (0.58%) Cyber Kill Chain
19 20 (0.53%) NHS
20 16 (0.42%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 607 (16.06%) Windows
2 365 (9.66%) Linux
3 261 (6.91%) Windows Server
4 153 (4.05%) Unix
5 130 (3.44%) Windows Server 2012
6 63 (1.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 47 (1.24%) Android
8 39 (1.03%) Windows 7
9 34 (0.90%) Windows 10
10 24 (0.64%) Apple iOS
11 22 (0.58%) Windows Server 2003
12 20 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 18 (0.48%) AIX
14 16 (0.42%) Solaris
15 13 (0.34%) Debian
16 12 (0.32%) Windows 8
17 9 (0.24%) HPUX
17 9 (0.24%) Ubuntu
18 8 (0.21%) Data ONTAP
19 7 (0.19%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,166 (30.85%) Agile Software Development
2 704 (18.63%) MVC
3 672 (17.78%) Business Intelligence
4 588 (15.56%) Software Engineering
5 450 (11.91%) Problem-Solving
6 442 (11.70%) TDD
7 403 (10.66%) DevOps
8 353 (9.34%) ETL
9 339 (8.97%) Test Automation
10 337 (8.92%) Scrum
11 291 (7.70%) BDD
12 284 (7.52%) Analytics
13 257 (6.80%) Mentoring
14 251 (6.64%) Continuous Integration
15 235 (6.22%) Data Modelling
16 226 (5.98%) ITIL
17 223 (5.90%) OO
18 209 (5.53%) Performance Tuning
19 200 (5.29%) SDLC
19 200 (5.29%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 1,411 (37.34%) C#
2 990 (26.20%) JavaScript
3 742 (19.63%) T-SQL
4 637 (16.86%) Java
5 296 (7.83%) Python
6 207 (5.48%) PowerShell
7 171 (4.53%) C++
8 164 (4.34%) PL/SQL
9 133 (3.52%) PHP
10 114 (3.02%) VB.NET
11 102 (2.70%) VB
12 94 (2.49%) VBA
13 82 (2.17%) R
14 64 (1.69%) Scala
15 57 (1.51%) TypeScript
16 46 (1.22%) Bash Shell
16 46 (1.22%) C
17 38 (1.01%) Java 8
18 37 (0.98%) Shell Script
19 33 (0.87%) Perl
Qualifications
1 392 (10.37%) Degree
2 83 (2.20%) Microsoft Certification
3 75 (1.98%) ISTQB
4 52 (1.38%) Computer Science Degree
5 45 (1.19%) MCSE
6 38 (1.01%) ISEB
6 38 (1.01%) MCSA
7 37 (0.98%) Security Cleared
8 27 (0.71%) Cisco Certification
8 27 (0.71%) SC Cleared
9 24 (0.64%) CCNA
9 24 (0.64%) CISSP
10 22 (0.58%) CREST Certified
10 22 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
10 22 (0.58%) SANS
11 17 (0.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 16 (0.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 15 (0.40%) HND
13 15 (0.40%) Master's Degree
13 15 (0.40%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 201 (5.32%) QA
2 123 (3.25%) SLA
3 82 (2.17%) Data Quality
4 59 (1.56%) GDPR
5 38 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 25 (0.66%) PCI DSS
7 8 (0.21%) HL7
8 7 (0.19%) ISO 9001
9 6 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 4 (0.11%) PMO
11 2 (0.053%) Actionable Recommendations
11 2 (0.053%) CDISC
12 1 (0.026%) Cyber Essentials
12 1 (0.026%) FINRA
12 1 (0.026%) MiFID
12 1 (0.026%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 197 (5.21%) Active Directory
2 139 (3.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 127 (3.36%) Docker
4 112 (2.96%) Hyper-V
5 29 (0.77%) Virtual Machines
6 27 (0.71%) HDFS
6 27 (0.71%) vSphere
7 24 (0.64%) VMware ESXi
8 23 (0.61%) Apache Flume
8 23 (0.61%) Virtual Servers
9 12 (0.32%) XenApp
10 11 (0.29%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 11 (0.29%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 6 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
11 6 (0.16%) XenDesktop
12 5 (0.13%) Firmware
12 5 (0.13%) Terminal Services
13 4 (0.11%) Shibboleth
13 4 (0.11%) Terminal Server
13 4 (0.11%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 56 (1.48%) Ansible
2 51 (1.35%) Kubernetes
3 43 (1.14%) SCCM
4 40 (1.06%) Puppet
5 31 (0.82%) Opscode Chef
6 27 (0.71%) Tivoli
7 26 (0.69%) Terraform
8 25 (0.66%) Oozie
9 24 (0.64%) WSUS
10 21 (0.56%) HP Quality Center
11 20 (0.53%) SCOM
11 20 (0.53%) SQL Sentry
12 17 (0.45%) Single Sign-On
13 16 (0.42%) Cobbler
13 16 (0.42%) Microsoft Clustering
14 14 (0.37%) Rancher
15 13 (0.34%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
16 12 (0.32%) SolarWinds Orion
17 11 (0.29%) Oracle RMAN
18 10 (0.26%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 1,225 (32.42%) Microsoft
2 389 (10.29%) Oracle
3 217 (5.74%) VMware
4 172 (4.55%) Tableau
5 102 (2.70%) Cisco
6 94 (2.49%) IBM
7 91 (2.41%) Google
8 88 (2.33%) SAP
9 71 (1.88%) Xamarin
10 62 (1.64%) HP
11 53 (1.40%) Veeam
12 44 (1.16%) Citrix
13 43 (1.14%) Informatica
14 42 (1.11%) Salesforce.com
15 41 (1.08%) Sage
16 38 (1.01%) Cognos
17 37 (0.98%) Sitecore
18 28 (0.74%) Cloudera
18 28 (0.74%) Hortonworks
19 27 (0.71%) SolarWinds