Period
to 3 July 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 3 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
England > North of England
6 months to
3 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 4 4 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 0
Permanent jobs citing SQL 2,021 3,779 5,223
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North of England 18.91% 19.34% 21.58%
As % of the Programming Languages category 34.80% 38.27% 38.87%
Number of salaries quoted 1,846 3,401 4,764
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
England median annual salary £51,593 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.19% +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 5,807 9,875 13,437
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North of England 54.34% 50.55% 55.53%
Number of salaries quoted 4,953 7,706 11,436
Median annual salary £47,500 £44,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.95% +3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £62,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 +1 1,142 £50,000 +17.65% 141
Yorkshire 0 768 £42,500 - 90
North East -7 111 £40,000 +6.67% 30
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

1 697 (34.49%) Agile Software Development
2 669 (33.10%) C#
3 659 (32.61%) SQL Server
4 605 (29.94%) .NET
5 549 (27.16%) JavaScript
6 518 (25.63%) Microsoft
7 474 (23.45%) Azure
8 333 (16.48%) Finance
9 331 (16.38%) MVC
10 326 (16.13%) HTML
11 320 (15.83%) CSS
12 315 (15.59%) DevOps
13 308 (15.24%) T-SQL
14 306 (15.14%) ASP.NET
15 305 (15.09%) Problem-Solving
16 302 (14.94%) Business Intelligence
17 292 (14.45%) Java
18 281 (13.90%) Windows
19 277 (13.71%) Software Engineering
20 261 (12.91%) AngularJS
21 238 (11.78%) Python
21 238 (11.78%) Git (software)
21 238 (11.78%) Analytical Skills
22 234 (11.58%) AWS
23 228 (11.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
24 216 (10.69%) Degree
25 211 (10.44%) .NET Core
26 196 (9.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
27 188 (9.30%) Oracle
28 186 (9.20%) Linux

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 88 (4.35%) IIS
2 49 (2.42%) SharePoint
3 43 (2.13%) Apache
4 38 (1.88%) Confluence
5 33 (1.63%) Elasticsearch
5 33 (1.63%) nginx
6 31 (1.53%) Apache Spark
7 30 (1.48%) SAS
8 22 (1.09%) Tomcat
9 21 (1.04%) MS Exchange
10 17 (0.84%) OpenStack
11 10 (0.49%) WordPress
12 9 (0.45%) CMS
12 9 (0.45%) Mule
13 8 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2010
13 8 (0.40%) NServiceBus
13 8 (0.40%) Skype for Business
13 8 (0.40%) WebSphere
14 6 (0.30%) ExpressionEngine
15 4 (0.20%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 93 (4.60%) Microsoft Excel
2 71 (3.51%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (0.59%) SPSS
4 11 (0.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.20%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.15%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.099%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.049%) Adobe XD
8 1 (0.049%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.049%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 25 (1.24%) Dynamics AX
2 13 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
3 12 (0.59%) Magento
4 9 (0.45%) Unit4 Business World
5 8 (0.40%) assyst
5 8 (0.40%) Dynamics NAV
5 8 (0.40%) Elite 3E
6 6 (0.30%) Carpe Diem
6 6 (0.30%) NetSuite
6 6 (0.30%) Northgate Housing
7 3 (0.15%) MIS ActiveH
7 3 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
7 3 (0.15%) Q-Pulse
7 3 (0.15%) Teamcenter
7 3 (0.15%) WebTrends
8 2 (0.099%) Oracle Applications
8 2 (0.099%) Oracle EBS
8 2 (0.099%) Payment Gateway
8 2 (0.099%) Sage X3
8 2 (0.099%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 474 (23.45%) Azure
2 234 (11.58%) AWS
3 180 (8.91%) Power Platform
4 72 (3.56%) Office 365
5 60 (2.97%) SaaS
6 51 (2.52%) GCP
7 37 (1.83%) IaaS
8 35 (1.73%) PaaS
9 32 (1.58%) Dynamics 365
10 31 (1.53%) GitHub
11 28 (1.39%) Serverless
12 23 (1.14%) Cloud Computing
13 20 (0.99%) Azure Data Factory
14 15 (0.74%) Amazon EC2
15 12 (0.59%) Azure Active Directory
16 11 (0.54%) Azure Stack
17 10 (0.49%) Amazon S3
17 10 (0.49%) IBM Cloud
18 9 (0.45%) AWS Lambda
18 9 (0.45%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 35 (1.73%) Firewall
2 31 (1.53%) SSL
3 24 (1.19%) LAN
3 24 (1.19%) Skype
3 24 (1.19%) VPN
3 24 (1.19%) WAN
4 23 (1.14%) DNS
4 23 (1.14%) Internet
5 16 (0.79%) DHCP
6 14 (0.69%) VoIP
7 13 (0.64%) SAN
8 12 (0.59%) VLAN
9 11 (0.54%) HTTP
10 10 (0.49%) Intranet
10 10 (0.49%) Network Security
10 10 (0.49%) TCP/IP
11 6 (0.30%) PBX
11 6 (0.30%) SNMP
12 5 (0.25%) NAS
12 5 (0.25%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 659 (32.61%) SQL Server
2 228 (11.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 196 (9.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 177 (8.76%) Data Warehouse
4 177 (8.76%) Power BI
5 173 (8.56%) NoSQL
6 121 (5.99%) MySQL
7 79 (3.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 75 (3.71%) Relational Database
9 67 (3.32%) PostgreSQL
10 55 (2.72%) Azure SQL Database
11 49 (2.42%) Oracle Database
12 47 (2.33%) Big Data
12 47 (2.33%) MongoDB
12 47 (2.33%) SQL Server 2012
13 35 (1.73%) BusinessObjects
14 33 (1.63%) Oracle Reports
15 30 (1.48%) SQL Server 2016
16 29 (1.43%) Hadoop
16 29 (1.43%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 238 (11.78%) Git (software)
2 136 (6.73%) JIRA
3 92 (4.55%) Jenkins
4 88 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
5 83 (4.11%) Selenium
6 53 (2.62%) NUnit
7 51 (2.52%) Subversion
8 49 (2.42%) Maven
9 48 (2.38%) Visual Studio
10 42 (2.08%) TeamCity
11 40 (1.98%) Mercurial
12 37 (1.83%) JUnit
13 35 (1.73%) Bitbucket
14 33 (1.63%) Octopus Deploy
15 29 (1.43%) Oracle APEX
16 27 (1.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 27 (1.34%) SpecFlow
17 26 (1.29%) WebDriver
18 25 (1.24%) Cucumber
18 25 (1.24%) SoapUI
General
1 333 (16.48%) Finance
2 121 (5.99%) Retail
3 89 (4.40%) Law
4 60 (2.97%) Manufacturing
5 43 (2.13%) Legal
6 40 (1.98%) Financial Institution
7 36 (1.78%) Local Government
7 36 (1.78%) Marketing
8 31 (1.53%) Public Sector
8 31 (1.53%) Telecoms
9 26 (1.29%) Games
10 21 (1.04%) Banking
11 13 (0.64%) Electronics
12 11 (0.54%) Publishing
13 8 (0.40%) Advertising
14 7 (0.35%) Automotive
15 6 (0.30%) Housing Association
16 5 (0.25%) Military
17 4 (0.20%) Aerospace
17 4 (0.20%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 828 (40.97%) Developer
2 311 (15.39%) Analyst
3 241 (11.92%) .NET Developer
4 187 (9.25%) Software Engineer
5 166 (8.21%) C# Developer
6 139 (6.88%) Senior Developer
7 134 (6.63%) Software Developer
8 101 (5.00%) C# .NET Developer
9 95 (4.70%) SQL Developer
10 90 (4.45%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 75 (3.71%) Applications Support
11 75 (3.71%) DBA
11 75 (3.71%) Support Analyst
12 72 (3.56%) Full Stack Developer
13 60 (2.97%) Architect
13 60 (2.97%) Senior .NET Developer
14 58 (2.87%) PHP Developer
15 53 (2.62%) SQL DBA
16 51 (2.52%) Java Engineer
17 50 (2.47%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 605 (29.94%) .NET
2 326 (16.13%) HTML
3 320 (15.83%) CSS
4 306 (15.14%) ASP.NET
5 261 (12.91%) AngularJS
6 211 (10.44%) .NET Core
7 154 (7.62%) ASP.NET MVC
8 149 (7.37%) .NET Framework
9 139 (6.88%) Web Services
10 135 (6.68%) ASP.NET Web API
11 134 (6.63%) jQuery
11 134 (6.63%) React
12 129 (6.38%) XML
13 114 (5.64%) REST
14 111 (5.49%) Entity Framework
15 95 (4.70%) Node.js
16 92 (4.55%) RESTful
17 78 (3.86%) HTML5
18 77 (3.81%) Spring
19 63 (3.12%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 238 (11.78%) Analytical Skills
2 109 (5.39%) Greenfield Project
3 82 (4.06%) Management Information System
4 81 (4.01%) User Experience
5 73 (3.61%) Data Structures
6 56 (2.77%) Enterprise Software
7 54 (2.67%) Mobile App
8 53 (2.62%) Self-Motivation
9 44 (2.18%) Algorithms
10 31 (1.53%) Clustering
11 30 (1.48%) Data Centre
12 26 (1.29%) Replication
13 18 (0.89%) Driving Licence
14 17 (0.84%) Virtual Team
15 16 (0.79%) Blog
16 12 (0.59%) Cloud Native
16 12 (0.59%) Mainframe
16 12 (0.59%) NHS
17 11 (0.54%) PKI
17 11 (0.54%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 281 (13.90%) Windows
2 186 (9.20%) Linux
3 133 (6.58%) Windows Server
4 51 (2.52%) Windows Server 2012
5 45 (2.23%) Unix
6 33 (1.63%) Windows Server 2016
7 29 (1.43%) Android
8 27 (1.34%) Apple iOS
9 22 (1.09%) CentOS
10 14 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 13 (0.64%) Ubuntu
12 12 (0.59%) Windows 10
13 11 (0.54%) FreeBSD
13 11 (0.54%) FreeNAS
14 9 (0.45%) HPUX
14 9 (0.45%) Windows Server 2019
15 8 (0.40%) Debian
16 6 (0.30%) VMS
16 6 (0.30%) Windows Server 2008
17 4 (0.20%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 697 (34.49%) Agile Software Development
2 331 (16.38%) MVC
3 315 (15.59%) DevOps
4 305 (15.09%) Problem-Solving
5 302 (14.94%) Business Intelligence
6 277 (13.71%) Software Engineering
7 184 (9.10%) Continuous Integration
8 183 (9.05%) TDD
9 178 (8.81%) ETL
10 174 (8.61%) Microservices
11 169 (8.36%) Analytics
12 167 (8.26%) SDLC
13 164 (8.11%) Scrum
13 164 (8.11%) Test Automation
14 138 (6.83%) OO
15 137 (6.78%) ITIL
16 110 (5.44%) Mentoring
17 99 (4.90%) Data Modelling
18 93 (4.60%) Computer Science
19 90 (4.45%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 669 (33.10%) C#
2 549 (27.16%) JavaScript
3 308 (15.24%) T-SQL
4 292 (14.45%) Java
5 238 (11.78%) Python
6 129 (6.38%) PHP
7 96 (4.75%) PowerShell
8 84 (4.16%) PL/SQL
9 64 (3.17%) C++
9 64 (3.17%) TypeScript
10 52 (2.57%) Ruby
11 49 (2.42%) Bash Shell
11 49 (2.42%) VB.NET
12 36 (1.78%) VBA
13 35 (1.73%) Shell Script
14 32 (1.58%) VB
15 26 (1.29%) Kotlin
16 23 (1.14%) Go
16 23 (1.14%) Java 8
16 23 (1.14%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 216 (10.69%) Degree
2 52 (2.57%) Microsoft Certification
3 45 (2.23%) Computer Science Degree
4 26 (1.29%) ITIL Certification
5 24 (1.19%) MCSE
6 18 (0.89%) MCP
7 15 (0.74%) ISTQB
7 15 (0.74%) MCSA
8 14 (0.69%) TOGAF Certification
9 13 (0.64%) DBS Check
9 13 (0.64%) Security Cleared
10 12 (0.59%) ISEB
11 10 (0.49%) Cisco Certification
12 9 (0.45%) CCNA
12 9 (0.45%) SC Cleared
13 7 (0.35%) AWS Certification
14 6 (0.30%) MCSD
15 4 (0.20%) DV Cleared
15 4 (0.20%) HND
15 4 (0.20%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 129 (6.38%) QA
2 44 (2.18%) SLA
3 35 (1.73%) GDPR
4 15 (0.74%) Data Quality
5 9 (0.45%) PCI DSS
6 8 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.15%) PMO
8 2 (0.099%) COBIT
8 2 (0.099%) HL7
9 1 (0.049%) Actionable Recommendations
9 1 (0.049%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.049%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.049%) NIST
System Software
1 158 (7.82%) Docker
2 87 (4.30%) Active Directory
3 50 (2.47%) VMware Infrastructure
4 46 (2.28%) Hyper-V
5 15 (0.74%) Virtual Machines
6 14 (0.69%) VMware ESXi
7 11 (0.54%) KVM
8 6 (0.30%) Virtual Desktop
9 5 (0.25%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 5 (0.25%) Virtual Servers
9 5 (0.25%) VirtualBox
9 5 (0.25%) vSphere
10 3 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (0.15%) XenApp
11 1 (0.049%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.049%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.049%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 82 (4.06%) Kubernetes
2 55 (2.72%) Ansible
3 45 (2.23%) Terraform
4 43 (2.13%) Puppet
5 39 (1.93%) Opscode Chef
6 21 (1.04%) Grafana
7 17 (0.84%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 13 (0.64%) SCVMM
8 13 (0.64%) Tivoli
9 12 (0.59%) Cobbler
10 11 (0.54%) CA Service Virtualization
10 11 (0.54%) Proxmox
11 9 (0.45%) Graphite
11 9 (0.45%) Prometheus
12 8 (0.40%) Cisco CUCM
12 8 (0.40%) Failover Clustering
12 8 (0.40%) Kibana
12 8 (0.40%) SCCM
13 7 (0.35%) Microsoft Clustering
13 7 (0.35%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 518 (25.63%) Microsoft
2 188 (9.30%) Oracle
3 83 (4.11%) VMware
4 72 (3.56%) Tableau
5 48 (2.38%) Google
6 40 (1.98%) SAP
7 38 (1.88%) Cisco
8 37 (1.83%) IBM
9 28 (1.39%) Citrix
10 27 (1.34%) Xamarin
11 24 (1.19%) Databricks
12 23 (1.14%) SaltStack
13 19 (0.94%) EnterpriseDB
14 18 (0.89%) Atlassian
15 17 (0.84%) Intapp
16 16 (0.79%) Red Hat
17 13 (0.64%) Alteryx
18 12 (0.59%) CA
18 12 (0.59%) Percona
18 12 (0.59%) Splunk