Period
to 15 January 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 January 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 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 3 3 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Permanent jobs citing SQL 1,998 3,100 3,890
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North of England 21.27% 19.07% 20.11%
As % of the Programming Languages category 38.71% 37.85% 38.46%
Number of salaries quoted 2,225 2,787 3,619
Median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% - +3.03%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £28,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £60,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +8.70%

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 5,162 8,191 10,115
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North of England 54.95% 50.38% 52.29%
Number of salaries quoted 4,569 6,800 8,508
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £31,964 £28,750 £28,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £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 January 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 January 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 1,048 £49,750 +14.37% 241
Yorkshire 0 800 £47,500 +11.76% 148
North East +1 149 £47,500 +13.97% 38
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 15 January 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.

1 613 (30.68%) C#
2 576 (28.83%) Azure
3 569 (28.48%) Agile Software Development
4 520 (26.03%) .NET
5 488 (24.42%) SQL Server
6 478 (23.92%) JavaScript
7 462 (23.12%) Microsoft
8 409 (20.47%) Java
9 396 (19.82%) Software Engineering
10 351 (17.57%) Python
11 330 (16.52%) DevOps
12 326 (16.32%) Business Intelligence
13 299 (14.96%) AWS
14 276 (13.81%) MVC
14 276 (13.81%) Finance
15 270 (13.51%) Degree
15 270 (13.51%) NoSQL
16 268 (13.41%) T-SQL
16 268 (13.41%) Windows
16 268 (13.41%) Analytical Skills
17 264 (13.21%) ASP.NET
18 230 (11.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 229 (11.46%) Data Warehouse
20 227 (11.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
21 224 (11.21%) .NET Core
22 223 (11.16%) Continuous Integration
23 221 (11.06%) Power Platform
24 218 (10.91%) Power BI
25 216 (10.81%) Git (software)
26 208 (10.41%) HTML

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 54 (2.70%) Elasticsearch
2 44 (2.20%) nginx
3 42 (2.10%) SharePoint
4 41 (2.05%) IIS
5 40 (2.00%) Apache Spark
6 29 (1.45%) Apache
7 23 (1.15%) SAS
8 22 (1.10%) MS Exchange
9 21 (1.05%) Confluence
10 17 (0.85%) WebSphere
11 16 (0.80%) CMS
12 13 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2013
13 9 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
14 8 (0.40%) Apache Synapse
14 8 (0.40%) WordPress
15 6 (0.30%) Jupyter
16 4 (0.20%) IBM Domino
16 4 (0.20%) IBM Notes
17 3 (0.15%) Apache Airflow
17 3 (0.15%) WebLogic
Applications
1 69 (3.45%) Microsoft Excel
2 44 (2.20%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (0.25%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.15%) Acrobat
5 2 (0.10%) Chatbot
5 2 (0.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.050%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.050%) SOLIDWORKS
6 1 (0.050%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.050%) SPSS
6 1 (0.050%) Stata
Business Applications
1 10 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.35%) NetSuite
3 6 (0.30%) Magento
4 5 (0.25%) thinkFolio
5 4 (0.20%) Elite 3E
5 4 (0.20%) FLEXCUBE
6 3 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
7 2 (0.10%) Aareon QL
7 2 (0.10%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.10%) Pegasus Opera
7 2 (0.10%) Retail-J
7 2 (0.10%) SAP Business One
8 1 (0.050%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.050%) MIS ActiveH
8 1 (0.050%) Northgate Housing
8 1 (0.050%) OPENHousing
8 1 (0.050%) Sage 200
8 1 (0.050%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 1 (0.050%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 576 (28.83%) Azure
2 299 (14.96%) AWS
3 221 (11.06%) Power Platform
4 88 (4.40%) Office 365
5 55 (2.75%) GCP
6 49 (2.45%) Serverless
7 46 (2.30%) Azure Data Factory
8 42 (2.10%) SaaS
9 36 (1.80%) Cloud Computing
10 34 (1.70%) Datadog
10 34 (1.70%) Pulumi
11 23 (1.15%) IaaS
12 22 (1.10%) PaaS
13 18 (0.90%) AWS Lambda
14 16 (0.80%) Dynamics 365
15 15 (0.75%) Azure Functions
16 13 (0.65%) Power Automate
16 13 (0.65%) PowerApps
17 12 (0.60%) GitHub
18 11 (0.55%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 51 (2.55%) Firewall
2 44 (2.20%) DNS
3 41 (2.05%) DHCP
4 34 (1.70%) SAN
5 29 (1.45%) TCP/IP
5 29 (1.45%) VPN
6 28 (1.40%) WAN
7 24 (1.20%) LAN
8 21 (1.05%) VoIP
9 16 (0.80%) VLAN
10 13 (0.65%) Network Security
11 10 (0.50%) Internet
11 10 (0.50%) NAS
11 10 (0.50%) Skype
11 10 (0.50%) Wi-Fi
12 9 (0.45%) SNMP
13 8 (0.40%) HTTP
13 8 (0.40%) SSL
13 8 (0.40%) Wireless
14 5 (0.25%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 488 (24.42%) SQL Server
2 270 (13.51%) NoSQL
3 230 (11.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 229 (11.46%) Data Warehouse
5 227 (11.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 218 (10.91%) Power BI
7 132 (6.61%) PostgreSQL
8 121 (6.06%) Azure SQL Database
9 115 (5.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 109 (5.46%) MySQL
11 100 (5.01%) Big Data
12 89 (4.45%) Data Lake
13 86 (4.30%) Redis
14 81 (4.05%) MongoDB
15 72 (3.60%) Relational Database
16 59 (2.95%) Cosmos DB
17 53 (2.65%) Tableau
18 52 (2.60%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
19 47 (2.35%) Amazon Redshift
20 44 (2.20%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 216 (10.81%) Git (software)
2 146 (7.31%) Jenkins
3 94 (4.70%) Subversion
4 90 (4.50%) Mercurial
5 82 (4.10%) JIRA
6 73 (3.65%) Team Foundation Server
7 64 (3.20%) Selenium
8 40 (2.00%) Visual Studio
9 38 (1.90%) JUnit
10 32 (1.60%) Maven
11 30 (1.50%) TeamCity
12 29 (1.45%) Oracle APEX
13 24 (1.20%) Bitbucket
14 19 (0.95%) Cucumber
14 19 (0.95%) GitLab
15 18 (0.90%) Gradle
16 17 (0.85%) IntelliJ
17 14 (0.70%) Octopus Deploy
18 12 (0.60%) SoapUI
18 12 (0.60%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 276 (13.81%) Finance
2 64 (3.20%) Retail
3 62 (3.10%) Law
4 51 (2.55%) Public Sector
5 41 (2.05%) Marketing
6 34 (1.70%) Manufacturing
7 28 (1.40%) Legal
8 20 (1.00%) Games
9 16 (0.80%) Banking
9 16 (0.80%) Financial Institution
10 15 (0.75%) Back Office
11 12 (0.60%) Telecoms
12 11 (0.55%) Automotive
13 6 (0.30%) Advertising
13 6 (0.30%) Local Government
14 5 (0.25%) Housing Association
14 5 (0.25%) Multimedia
15 4 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
16 2 (0.10%) Electronics
16 2 (0.10%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 775 (38.79%) Developer
2 267 (13.36%) Software Engineer
3 202 (10.11%) Analyst
4 188 (9.41%) .NET Developer
5 130 (6.51%) Senior Developer
6 128 (6.41%) DBA
7 113 (5.66%) C# Developer
8 109 (5.46%) Data Engineer
9 108 (5.41%) SQL DBA
10 105 (5.26%) Software Developer
11 102 (5.11%) Azure Engineer
12 91 (4.55%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 88 (4.40%) Java Developer
14 86 (4.30%) Java Engineer
15 83 (4.15%) Java Software Engineer
16 74 (3.70%) SQL Developer
17 64 (3.20%) DevOps Engineer
18 63 (3.15%) Data Analyst
19 61 (3.05%) C# .NET Developer
19 61 (3.05%) Platform Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 520 (26.03%) .NET
2 264 (13.21%) ASP.NET
3 224 (11.21%) .NET Core
4 208 (10.41%) HTML
5 201 (10.06%) AngularJS
6 173 (8.66%) CSS
7 115 (5.76%) Node.js
7 115 (5.76%) REST
8 106 (5.31%) ASP.NET Web API
9 105 (5.26%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 91 (4.55%) React
11 89 (4.45%) Web Services
12 88 (4.40%) .NET Framework
13 83 (4.15%) RESTful
14 81 (4.05%) ASP.NET MVC
15 70 (3.50%) Spring
16 64 (3.20%) jQuery
17 57 (2.85%) RabbitMQ
18 55 (2.75%) HTML5
19 54 (2.70%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 268 (13.41%) Analytical Skills
2 102 (5.11%) Data Structures
3 88 (4.40%) Algorithms
4 81 (4.05%) Mobile App
5 72 (3.60%) Management Information System
6 53 (2.65%) Greenfield Project
7 47 (2.35%) Replication
8 46 (2.30%) Clustering
9 45 (2.25%) Self-Motivation
10 41 (2.05%) Linux Command Line
11 39 (1.95%) Enterprise Software
12 19 (0.95%) User Experience
13 18 (0.90%) Data Centre
13 18 (0.90%) Life Science
13 18 (0.90%) NHS
14 16 (0.80%) Renewable Energy
15 11 (0.55%) Public Cloud
16 10 (0.50%) Analytical Mindset
16 10 (0.50%) e-Learning
16 10 (0.50%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 268 (13.41%) Windows
2 164 (8.21%) Linux
3 101 (5.06%) Windows Server
4 34 (1.70%) Windows Server 2016
5 32 (1.60%) Windows Server 2012
6 23 (1.15%) Windows 10
7 20 (1.00%) Android
7 20 (1.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 19 (0.95%) Apple iOS
9 14 (0.70%) Unix
10 12 (0.60%) Windows Server 2008
11 10 (0.50%) CentOS
12 6 (0.30%) Debian
12 6 (0.30%) Windows Server 2019
13 4 (0.20%) Solaris
13 4 (0.20%) Windows 7
14 3 (0.15%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.10%) Embedded Linux
15 2 (0.10%) Fedora
15 2 (0.10%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 569 (28.48%) Agile Software Development
2 396 (19.82%) Software Engineering
3 330 (16.52%) DevOps
4 326 (16.32%) Business Intelligence
5 276 (13.81%) MVC
6 223 (11.16%) Continuous Integration
7 205 (10.26%) Problem-Solving
8 194 (9.71%) ETL
9 191 (9.56%) OO
10 187 (9.36%) Test Automation
11 182 (9.11%) Analytics
12 174 (8.71%) TDD
13 142 (7.11%) Scrum
14 127 (6.36%) Data Modelling
15 126 (6.31%) Migration
16 124 (6.21%) Mentoring
17 121 (6.06%) Microservices
18 105 (5.26%) Decision-Making
19 104 (5.21%) Web Development
20 103 (5.16%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 613 (30.68%) C#
2 478 (23.92%) JavaScript
3 409 (20.47%) Java
4 351 (17.57%) Python
5 268 (13.41%) T-SQL
6 123 (6.16%) PowerShell
7 102 (5.11%) PHP
8 87 (4.35%) TypeScript
9 75 (3.75%) PL/SQL
10 70 (3.50%) Go
11 53 (2.65%) C++
12 52 (2.60%) R
13 47 (2.35%) Bash Shell
13 47 (2.35%) Ruby
14 46 (2.30%) Groovy
15 24 (1.20%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 23 (1.15%) VBA
17 20 (1.00%) Scala
18 15 (0.75%) Java 8
19 14 (0.70%) VB
Qualifications
1 270 (13.51%) Degree
2 69 (3.45%) Numerate Degree
3 24 (1.20%) Microsoft Certification
4 20 (1.00%) Security Cleared
5 15 (0.75%) ISTQB
5 15 (0.75%) PhD
6 14 (0.70%) Computer Science Degree
7 12 (0.60%) ISEB
8 11 (0.55%) SC Cleared
9 9 (0.45%) DBS Check
10 8 (0.40%) AWS Certification
10 8 (0.40%) CTC Cleared
10 8 (0.40%) MCSA
11 6 (0.30%) MCSE
12 5 (0.25%) BPSS Clearance
12 5 (0.25%) CCNA
12 5 (0.25%) Cisco Certification
12 5 (0.25%) MCITP
12 5 (0.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 3 (0.15%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (3.35%) QA
2 40 (2.00%) Data Quality
3 25 (1.25%) SLA
4 11 (0.55%) GDPR
5 10 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 8 (0.40%) PCI DSS
7 6 (0.30%) ISO 9001
8 3 (0.15%) CDISC
8 3 (0.15%) Good Clinical Practice
9 2 (0.10%) COBIT
9 2 (0.10%) GxP
9 2 (0.10%) HIPAA
9 2 (0.10%) IEC 62304
9 2 (0.10%) ISO 13485
10 1 (0.050%) GLP
10 1 (0.050%) PMO
System Software
1 176 (8.81%) Docker
2 86 (4.30%) Active Directory
3 54 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
4 30 (1.50%) Hyper-V
5 16 (0.80%) Virtual Servers
6 4 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (0.20%) XenApp
7 3 (0.15%) zsh
8 2 (0.10%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 2 (0.10%) Firmware
8 2 (0.10%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.10%) vSphere
8 2 (0.10%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.050%) HDFS
9 1 (0.050%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 111 (5.56%) Kubernetes
2 93 (4.65%) Ansible
3 91 (4.55%) Terraform
4 56 (2.80%) Opscode Chef
5 45 (2.25%) Puppet
6 43 (2.15%) Prometheus
7 42 (2.10%) Grafana
8 18 (0.90%) Failover Clustering
9 13 (0.65%) SCCM
10 12 (0.60%) Packer
11 10 (0.50%) SCOM
12 9 (0.45%) Microsoft Intune
12 9 (0.45%) Oracle RMAN
13 8 (0.40%) Graphite
14 7 (0.35%) SCVMM
14 7 (0.35%) WSUS
15 5 (0.25%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
15 5 (0.25%) Rancher
16 4 (0.20%) CA Single Sign-On
16 4 (0.20%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 462 (23.12%) Microsoft
2 203 (10.16%) Oracle
3 65 (3.25%) VMware
4 51 (2.55%) Databricks
5 46 (2.30%) EnterpriseDB
6 34 (1.70%) New Relic
6 34 (1.70%) SaltStack
7 30 (1.50%) Cisco
8 27 (1.35%) Google
9 25 (1.25%) SAP
10 23 (1.15%) Atlassian
11 21 (1.05%) Veeam
12 20 (1.00%) Salesforce.com
13 19 (0.95%) Citrix
13 19 (0.95%) Cognos
14 18 (0.90%) Xamarin
15 14 (0.70%) UiPath
16 13 (0.65%) IBM
17 12 (0.60%) ServiceNow
17 12 (0.60%) Zend