Period
to 21 May 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 21 May 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
England > North West
6 months to
21 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 3 3 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Permanent jobs citing SQL 1,850 2,679 3,095
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 18.31% 21.98% 25.18%
As % of the Programming Languages category 35.69% 37.55% 42.75%
Number of salaries quoted 1,531 2,244 2,733
North West median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £27,750 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £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 West with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
North West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 5,183 7,134 7,240
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 51.30% 58.52% 58.90%
Number of salaries quoted 4,049 5,969 6,246
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £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 West

Job postings citing SQL as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for SQL in the North West

SQL
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for SQL in the North West

SQL
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SQL in the North West over the 6 months to 21 May 2019.

Salary histogram for SQL in the North West

SQL
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 within the North West region over the 6 months to 21 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
Manchester -1 1,043 £45,000 - 134
Cheshire 0 385 £42,000 -1.18% 48
Lancashire -1 224 £36,000 +2.86% 13
Merseyside -1 162 £40,000 - 37
Cumbria -1 12 £35,000 -22.22% 1
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 21 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 West region with a requirement for SQL.

1 671 (36.27%) SQL Server
2 586 (31.68%) C#
3 569 (30.76%) .NET
4 554 (29.95%) Agile Software Development
5 540 (29.19%) Microsoft
6 420 (22.70%) T-SQL
6 420 (22.70%) Finance
7 418 (22.59%) Business Intelligence
8 348 (18.81%) JavaScript
9 337 (18.22%) Windows
10 329 (17.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 326 (17.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 318 (17.19%) Java
13 306 (16.54%) HTML
13 306 (16.54%) Microsoft Azure
14 288 (15.57%) ASP.NET
15 271 (14.65%) CSS
16 251 (13.57%) MVC
17 240 (12.97%) Analytical Skills
18 236 (12.76%) Software Engineering
19 220 (11.89%) Problem-Solving
20 217 (11.73%) Power Platform
21 216 (11.68%) Git (software)
22 215 (11.62%) Power BI
23 208 (11.24%) Web Services
24 206 (11.14%) Data Warehouse
24 206 (11.14%) Test Automation
25 204 (11.03%) Degree
26 192 (10.38%) Linux
27 186 (10.05%) ETL

SQL
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 81 (4.38%) IIS
2 44 (2.38%) Apache
3 36 (1.95%) SharePoint
3 36 (1.95%) Tomcat
4 35 (1.89%) Confluence
5 29 (1.57%) Apache Spark
6 21 (1.14%) SAS
7 19 (1.03%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 17 (0.92%) Umbraco
8 17 (0.92%) WebSphere
9 15 (0.81%) BizTalk Server
10 14 (0.76%) JBoss
11 13 (0.70%) CMS
12 10 (0.54%) MS Exchange
13 9 (0.49%) Elasticsearch
13 9 (0.49%) Sitecore CMS
13 9 (0.49%) WordPress
14 7 (0.38%) NServiceBus
14 7 (0.38%) WebLogic
15 5 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 117 (6.32%) Microsoft Excel
2 55 (2.97%) Microsoft Office
3 38 (2.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 11 (0.59%) Photoshop
5 6 (0.32%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.27%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (0.27%) SPSS
7 3 (0.16%) Chatbot
7 3 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.16%) Stata
8 2 (0.11%) FileZilla
8 2 (0.11%) HipChat
8 2 (0.11%) PrintSoft PReS
8 2 (0.11%) Weka
Business Applications
1 23 (1.24%) Dynamics NAV
2 22 (1.19%) Dynamics AX
3 12 (0.65%) Oracle EBS
4 11 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
4 11 (0.59%) Oracle EBS R12
5 9 (0.49%) Oracle Applications
6 8 (0.43%) NetSuite
6 8 (0.43%) Oracle ERP
7 6 (0.32%) Cognos TM1
7 6 (0.32%) Dynamics GP
7 6 (0.32%) Magento
7 6 (0.32%) SAP BPC
8 5 (0.27%) FLEXCUBE
8 5 (0.27%) Infor SunSystems
8 5 (0.27%) Oracle Assets
8 5 (0.27%) Oracle Payables
9 4 (0.22%) CSG Singleview
9 4 (0.22%) OPENHousing
9 4 (0.22%) Oracle Receivables
9 4 (0.22%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 306 (16.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 217 (11.73%) Power Platform
3 159 (8.59%) Amazon AWS
4 57 (3.08%) SaaS
5 41 (2.22%) Office 365
6 33 (1.78%) Azure Active Directory
7 28 (1.51%) Amazon S3
7 28 (1.51%) GitHub
8 25 (1.35%) Azure Data Factory
9 23 (1.24%) Amazon EC2
9 23 (1.24%) IaaS
10 22 (1.19%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 22 (1.19%) Amazon SQS
11 21 (1.14%) Google Cloud Platform
12 20 (1.08%) AWS CloudFormation
12 20 (1.08%) Dynamics 365
13 19 (1.03%) PaaS
14 16 (0.86%) Serverless
15 15 (0.81%) Google Analytics
16 13 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 88 (4.76%) Broadband
2 37 (2.00%) Firewall
3 31 (1.68%) Network Security
4 27 (1.46%) Wi-Fi
5 24 (1.30%) TCP/IP
6 22 (1.19%) SAN
7 19 (1.03%) DNS
8 18 (0.97%) DHCP
8 18 (0.97%) VLAN
8 18 (0.97%) WAN
9 14 (0.76%) Cisco ASA
10 13 (0.70%) LAN
11 8 (0.43%) VoIP
12 7 (0.38%) HTTP
12 7 (0.38%) Internet
13 6 (0.32%) Ethernet
13 6 (0.32%) LLU
14 5 (0.27%) FTP
14 5 (0.27%) VPN
15 4 (0.22%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 671 (36.27%) SQL Server
2 329 (17.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 326 (17.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 215 (11.62%) Power BI
5 206 (11.14%) Data Warehouse
6 163 (8.81%) Relational Database
7 147 (7.95%) NoSQL
8 146 (7.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 128 (6.92%) MySQL
10 72 (3.89%) MongoDB
11 71 (3.84%) SQL Server 2012
12 69 (3.73%) SQL Server 2008
13 64 (3.46%) PostgreSQL
13 64 (3.46%) QlikView
14 63 (3.41%) RDBMS
15 45 (2.43%) Azure SQL Database
16 44 (2.38%) Oracle Database
17 42 (2.27%) BusinessObjects
17 42 (2.27%) SQL Server 2016
18 41 (2.22%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 216 (11.68%) Git (software)
2 123 (6.65%) Team Foundation Server
3 120 (6.49%) JIRA
4 89 (4.81%) Visual Studio
5 86 (4.65%) Jenkins
6 70 (3.78%) Selenium
7 60 (3.24%) TeamCity
8 55 (2.97%) Subversion
9 40 (2.16%) Mercurial
10 34 (1.84%) Cucumber
11 31 (1.68%) SoapUI
12 29 (1.57%) Octopus Deploy
13 28 (1.51%) NUnit
14 25 (1.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 24 (1.30%) Bugzilla
15 24 (1.30%) MSTest
16 22 (1.19%) Oracle Forms
17 20 (1.08%) HP UFT
17 20 (1.08%) Oracle APEX
18 19 (1.03%) Bitbucket Server
General
1 420 (22.70%) Finance
2 100 (5.41%) Telecoms
3 85 (4.59%) Retail
4 78 (4.22%) Manufacturing
5 75 (4.05%) Marketing
6 63 (3.41%) Banking
7 44 (2.38%) Legal
8 36 (1.95%) Electronics
9 32 (1.73%) Billing
10 25 (1.35%) Games
11 20 (1.08%) Law
12 18 (0.97%) Advertising
12 18 (0.97%) Local Government
13 15 (0.81%) Automotive
14 10 (0.54%) Investment Banking
15 9 (0.49%) Financial Institution
15 9 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
16 8 (0.43%) Back Office
17 3 (0.16%) Private Banking
18 2 (0.11%) German Language
Job Titles
1 815 (44.05%) Developer
2 340 (18.38%) Analyst
3 211 (11.41%) .NET Developer
4 190 (10.27%) C# Developer
5 177 (9.57%) SQL Developer
6 159 (8.59%) Senior Developer
7 145 (7.84%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 124 (6.70%) Software Developer
9 121 (6.54%) C# .NET Developer
9 121 (6.54%) Software Engineer
10 88 (4.76%) DBA
11 83 (4.49%) SQL Analyst
12 78 (4.22%) Senior .NET Developer
13 70 (3.78%) SQL DBA
14 69 (3.73%) Applications Support
14 69 (3.73%) Java Developer
15 66 (3.57%) Data Analyst
16 61 (3.30%) C# Software Developer
17 58 (3.14%) Support Analyst
18 55 (2.97%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 569 (30.76%) .NET
2 306 (16.54%) HTML
3 288 (15.57%) ASP.NET
4 271 (14.65%) CSS
5 208 (11.24%) Web Services
6 167 (9.03%) AngularJS
7 139 (7.51%) XML
8 132 (7.14%) .NET Framework
9 130 (7.03%) jQuery
10 124 (6.70%) SOAP
11 123 (6.65%) RESTful
12 117 (6.32%) ASP.NET MVC
13 103 (5.57%) ASP.NET Web API
14 92 (4.97%) WCF
15 90 (4.86%) .NET Core
16 85 (4.59%) REST
17 82 (4.43%) Spring
18 70 (3.78%) Entity Framework
19 66 (3.57%) JSON
20 62 (3.35%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 240 (12.97%) Analytical Skills
2 69 (3.73%) Greenfield Project
3 64 (3.46%) Self-Motivation
4 59 (3.19%) Enterprise Software
5 56 (3.03%) Management Information System
6 55 (2.97%) Replication
7 51 (2.76%) Algorithms
8 47 (2.54%) Data Structures
8 47 (2.54%) Fintech
9 33 (1.78%) User Experience
10 30 (1.62%) Mobile App
11 29 (1.57%) Data Centre
12 26 (1.41%) Clustering
12 26 (1.41%) Cyber Kill Chain
13 23 (1.24%) PKI
14 22 (1.19%) Private Cloud
15 20 (1.08%) Mainframe
16 16 (0.86%) Blog
17 15 (0.81%) Life Science
18 13 (0.70%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 337 (18.22%) Windows
2 192 (10.38%) Linux
3 106 (5.73%) Windows Server
4 66 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 64 (3.46%) Unix
6 28 (1.51%) Windows 7
7 24 (1.30%) Android
8 17 (0.92%) Windows 10
9 15 (0.81%) Windows Server 2008
10 11 (0.59%) Apple iOS
11 8 (0.43%) Data ONTAP
11 8 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
12 7 (0.38%) Debian
12 7 (0.38%) Solaris
13 6 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 6 (0.32%) Windows XP
14 3 (0.16%) CentOS
15 2 (0.11%) AIX
15 2 (0.11%) SUSE
15 2 (0.11%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 554 (29.95%) Agile Software Development
2 418 (22.59%) Business Intelligence
3 251 (13.57%) MVC
4 236 (12.76%) Software Engineering
5 220 (11.89%) Problem-Solving
6 206 (11.14%) Test Automation
7 186 (10.05%) ETL
8 165 (8.92%) DevOps
9 154 (8.32%) Analytics
10 146 (7.89%) TDD
11 145 (7.84%) SDLC
12 141 (7.62%) OO
13 127 (6.86%) Web Development
14 125 (6.76%) Scrum
15 123 (6.65%) Mentoring
16 113 (6.11%) Data Modelling
17 106 (5.73%) Performance Tuning
18 102 (5.51%) Continuous Integration
19 100 (5.41%) CRM
20 95 (5.14%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 586 (31.68%) C#
2 420 (22.70%) T-SQL
3 348 (18.81%) JavaScript
4 318 (17.19%) Java
5 128 (6.92%) Python
6 115 (6.22%) PowerShell
7 96 (5.19%) PL/SQL
8 84 (4.54%) PHP
9 83 (4.49%) C++
10 54 (2.92%) R
11 45 (2.43%) VBA
12 40 (2.16%) VB.NET
13 36 (1.95%) TypeScript
14 35 (1.89%) C
15 34 (1.84%) Java 8
16 26 (1.41%) Scala
16 26 (1.41%) VB
17 19 (1.03%) Bash Shell
18 17 (0.92%) Groovy
19 15 (0.81%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 204 (11.03%) Degree
2 38 (2.05%) ISTQB
3 28 (1.51%) CISSP
4 27 (1.46%) Computer Science Degree
5 26 (1.41%) CREST Certified
5 26 (1.41%) SANS
6 25 (1.35%) ISEB
7 18 (0.97%) Microsoft Certification
8 13 (0.70%) PMI Certification
9 11 (0.59%) ITIL Certification
9 11 (0.59%) Security Cleared
10 10 (0.54%) Master's Degree
11 9 (0.49%) MCSA
12 8 (0.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 7 (0.38%) Numerate Degree
14 6 (0.32%) Cisco Certification
14 6 (0.32%) HND
14 6 (0.32%) SC Cleared
15 5 (0.27%) ACCA
15 5 (0.27%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 121 (6.54%) QA
2 59 (3.19%) SLA
3 53 (2.86%) GDPR
4 33 (1.78%) Data Quality
5 29 (1.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 28 (1.51%) PCI DSS
7 6 (0.32%) ISO 9001
8 3 (0.16%) PMO
9 1 (0.054%) Actionable Recommendations
9 1 (0.054%) CDISC
9 1 (0.054%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 112 (6.05%) Active Directory
2 78 (4.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 52 (2.81%) Docker
4 45 (2.43%) Hyper-V
5 20 (1.08%) VMware ESXi
6 19 (1.03%) Virtual Machines
7 13 (0.70%) vSphere
8 11 (0.59%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 4 (0.22%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 4 (0.22%) Shibboleth
9 4 (0.22%) Terminal Server
9 4 (0.22%) Virtual Desktop
9 4 (0.22%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.11%) HDFS
10 2 (0.11%) NDS
10 2 (0.11%) NetIQ eDirectory
10 2 (0.11%) Varnish
10 2 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (0.11%) XenApp
11 1 (0.054%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 24 (1.30%) Ansible
1 24 (1.30%) Kubernetes
2 20 (1.08%) SQL Sentry
3 16 (0.86%) Puppet
3 16 (0.86%) Single Sign-On
4 14 (0.76%) Microsoft Clustering
5 12 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
6 11 (0.59%) Tivoli
7 9 (0.49%) Nagios
8 6 (0.32%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 6 (0.32%) Terraform
9 5 (0.27%) Backup Exec
10 4 (0.22%) Data Guard
10 4 (0.22%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
10 4 (0.22%) HP ALM
10 4 (0.22%) Oracle RMAN
10 4 (0.22%) WSUS
11 3 (0.16%) Docker Swarm
11 3 (0.16%) HAProxy
11 3 (0.16%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 540 (29.19%) Microsoft
2 174 (9.41%) Oracle
3 109 (5.89%) VMware
4 81 (4.38%) Tableau
5 67 (3.62%) SAP
6 60 (3.24%) Cisco
7 43 (2.32%) IBM
8 38 (2.05%) Google
8 38 (2.05%) Informatica
8 38 (2.05%) Salesforce.com
9 31 (1.68%) Sage
10 26 (1.41%) RedGate
11 25 (1.35%) Pega
12 23 (1.24%) Cognos
13 21 (1.14%) CA Agile Central
14 19 (1.03%) NetApp
14 19 (1.03%) New Relic
14 19 (1.03%) Trend Micro
15 18 (0.97%) Veeam
16 17 (0.92%) EMC