Period
to 21 January 2018

The median annual salary for a SQL Developer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 21 January 2018.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

SQL Developer
England > North West
6 months to
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 138 82 71
Rank change year-on-year -56 -11 +6
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL Developer 292 426 450
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.33% 3.47% 3.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.41% 3.59% 3.86%
Number of salaries quoted 279 407 440
North West median annual salary £40,000 £39,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.56% -2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £29,150 £27,300 £28,225
90th Percentile £55,000 £56,250 £52,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
North West
Permanent vacancies in the North West with a recognized job title 12,136 11,864 11,648
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.65% 96.70% 96.30%
Number of salaries quoted 9,705 10,009 9,724
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £58,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

SQL Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings that featured SQL Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Developer in the North West

SQL Developer
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SQL Developer in the North West.

Salary trend for SQL Developer in the North West

SQL Developer
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Developer in the North West over the 6 months to 21 January 2018.

Salary histogram for SQL Developer in the North West

SQL Developer
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Developer within the North West region over the 6 months to 21 January 2018. 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
Manchester -47 169 £40,000 - 22
Cheshire -34 69 £40,500 +15.71% 13
Lancashire -1 37 £35,000 -9.09% 7
Merseyside +10 14 £31,250 -3.85% 3
Cumbria -2 3 £42,500 -5.56%
SQL Developer
England

SQL Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, SQL Developer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region featuring SQL Developer in the job title.

1 278 (95.21%) SQL
2 176 (60.27%) SQL Server
3 162 (55.48%) T-SQL
4 131 (44.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 129 (44.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 129 (44.18%) Business Intelligence
6 97 (33.22%) .NET
7 96 (32.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 94 (32.19%) C#
9 86 (29.45%) Data Warehouse
9 86 (29.45%) Microsoft
10 79 (27.05%) JavaScript
11 75 (25.68%) Agile Software Development
12 63 (21.58%) HTML
13 62 (21.23%) ETL
14 57 (19.52%) ASP.NET
15 52 (17.81%) CSS
16 47 (16.10%) MVC
17 45 (15.41%) SQL Server 2014
18 44 (15.07%) SQL Server 2016
18 44 (15.07%) Power BI
19 42 (14.38%) jQuery
20 34 (11.64%) Data Analysis
21 33 (11.30%) Microsoft Analysis Services
21 33 (11.30%) Finance
21 33 (11.30%) ASP.NET MVC
22 32 (10.96%) Scrum
22 32 (10.96%) Oracle
23 31 (10.62%) Analytics
24 29 (9.93%) SQL Server 2012

SQL Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 12 (4.11%) IIS
2 7 (2.40%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.68%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.34%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.34%) OpenEdge
4 1 (0.34%) Umbraco
4 1 (0.34%) WebSphere
Applications
1 19 (6.51%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (2.40%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (1.71%) FileZilla
4 3 (1.03%) SPSS
5 1 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (1.71%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (0.68%) Sage 200
3 1 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 21 (7.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (1.71%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (1.71%) Sage Pay
3 4 (1.37%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (0.68%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.34%) Azure Machine Learning
5 1 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.34%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (0.34%) GitHub
5 1 (0.34%) Office 365
5 1 (0.34%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.71%) FTP
1 5 (1.71%) Internet
1 5 (1.71%) SMTP
2 1 (0.34%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 176 (60.27%) SQL Server
2 131 (44.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 129 (44.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 96 (32.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 86 (29.45%) Data Warehouse
6 45 (15.41%) SQL Server 2014
7 44 (15.07%) Power BI
7 44 (15.07%) SQL Server 2016
8 33 (11.30%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 29 (9.93%) SQL Server 2012
10 25 (8.56%) SQL Server 2008
11 14 (4.79%) QlikView
12 13 (4.45%) Crystal Reports
13 11 (3.77%) Oracle Database
14 8 (2.74%) MySQL
14 8 (2.74%) PostgreSQL
14 8 (2.74%) Relational Database
15 6 (2.05%) OLAP
15 6 (2.05%) SQL Server 2005
15 6 (2.05%) VLDB
Development Applications
1 24 (8.22%) Visual Studio
2 17 (5.82%) MSTest
2 17 (5.82%) NUnit
3 15 (5.14%) Selenium
4 12 (4.11%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (2.40%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 5 (1.71%) Git (software)
7 3 (1.03%) JIRA
7 3 (1.03%) Oracle APEX
8 2 (0.68%) Oracle Forms
9 1 (0.34%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.34%) GoogleTest
9 1 (0.34%) Maven
9 1 (0.34%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (0.34%) Subversion
9 1 (0.34%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.34%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 33 (11.30%) Finance
2 15 (5.14%) Games
3 11 (3.77%) Marketing
3 11 (3.77%) Telecoms
4 8 (2.74%) Manufacturing
4 8 (2.74%) Retail
5 7 (2.40%) Banking
5 7 (2.40%) Legal
6 5 (1.71%) Billing
6 5 (1.71%) Electronics
7 3 (1.03%) Advertising
8 1 (0.34%) Back Office
8 1 (0.34%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (33.22%) .NET
2 63 (21.58%) HTML
3 57 (19.52%) ASP.NET
4 52 (17.81%) CSS
5 42 (14.38%) jQuery
6 33 (11.30%) ASP.NET MVC
7 27 (9.25%) XML
8 25 (8.56%) WinForms
9 22 (7.53%) RESTful
9 22 (7.53%) Web Services
10 21 (7.19%) Spring
11 19 (6.51%) MDX
11 19 (6.51%) SOAP
12 18 (6.16%) .NET Framework
12 18 (6.16%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 18 (6.16%) LINQ
12 18 (6.16%) WCF
12 18 (6.16%) WPF
13 17 (5.82%) Silverlight
13 17 (5.82%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 22 (7.53%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (6.85%) Computer Science
3 10 (3.42%) Management Information System
4 9 (3.08%) Replication
5 8 (2.74%) Fintech
6 6 (2.05%) Data Structures
6 6 (2.05%) iPad
7 5 (1.71%) Greenfield Project
8 4 (1.37%) Clustering
9 2 (0.68%) Robotics
10 1 (0.34%) BBC
10 1 (0.34%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.34%) Online Banking
10 1 (0.34%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 17 (5.82%) Linux
2 14 (4.79%) Windows
3 3 (1.03%) Unix
3 3 (1.03%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.34%) Android
4 1 (0.34%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.34%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (44.18%) Business Intelligence
2 75 (25.68%) Agile Software Development
3 62 (21.23%) ETL
4 47 (16.10%) MVC
5 34 (11.64%) Data Analysis
6 32 (10.96%) Scrum
7 31 (10.62%) Analytics
8 29 (9.93%) Web Development
9 25 (8.56%) High Availability
10 22 (7.53%) DevOps
11 21 (7.19%) Data Modelling
11 21 (7.19%) OO
12 19 (6.51%) Continuous Integration
12 19 (6.51%) Mathematics
12 19 (6.51%) Software Engineering
13 17 (5.82%) DSDM
13 17 (5.82%) MVVM
13 17 (5.82%) RUP
13 17 (5.82%) UML
13 17 (5.82%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 278 (95.21%) SQL
2 162 (55.48%) T-SQL
3 94 (32.19%) C#
4 79 (27.05%) JavaScript
5 29 (9.93%) PL/SQL
6 25 (8.56%) Java
7 23 (7.88%) VBA
8 18 (6.16%) C++
9 16 (5.48%) VB.NET
10 12 (4.11%) PowerShell
10 12 (4.11%) VB
11 11 (3.77%) Python
12 7 (2.40%) PHP
13 6 (2.05%) TypeScript
13 6 (2.05%) VB6
13 6 (2.05%) VBScript
14 5 (1.71%) Bash Shell
14 5 (1.71%) R
14 5 (1.71%) Shell Script
15 2 (0.68%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 28 (9.59%) Degree
2 8 (2.74%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (2.05%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (2.05%) MCP
4 5 (1.71%) MCSE
5 4 (1.37%) MCSA
6 2 (0.68%) SC Cleared
6 2 (0.68%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.40%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.34%) GDPR
2 1 (0.34%) QA
2 1 (0.34%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (2.05%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (1.03%) WMI
Vendors
1 86 (29.45%) Microsoft
2 32 (10.96%) Oracle
3 27 (9.25%) Tableau
4 18 (6.16%) SAP
5 15 (5.14%) Cognos
6 7 (2.40%) Capita
7 6 (2.05%) Google
8 5 (1.71%) CyberSource
8 5 (1.71%) PayPal
8 5 (1.71%) RedGate
9 3 (1.03%) iManage
10 2 (0.68%) Epicor
10 2 (0.68%) Sage
10 2 (0.68%) Sitecore
10 2 (0.68%) Snowplow
10 2 (0.68%) Talend
11 1 (0.34%) Apple
11 1 (0.34%) Cerner
11 1 (0.34%) IBM
11 1 (0.34%) Sony