Period
to 8 April 2020

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 8 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
England > North West
6 months to
8 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 3 3 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Permanent jobs citing SQL 1,608 1,904 2,779
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 20.16% 18.67% 21.22%
As % of the Programming Languages category 37.96% 36.71% 36.09%
Number of salaries quoted 1,390 1,718 2,457
Median annual salary £45,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.06% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £66,250 £63,575 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% 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 4,236 5,187 7,701
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 53.10% 50.87% 58.81%
Number of salaries quoted 3,431 4,195 6,458
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £30,500 £28,555 £27,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £68,750 £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 West

Job postings citing SQL as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing SQL in the North West.

Salary trend for SQL in the North West

SQL
Salary Histogram in the North West

Salary distribution for jobs citing SQL in the North West over the 6 months to 8 April 2020.

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 8 April 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
Manchester +3 1,006 £50,000 +11.11% 153
Cheshire -2 358 £43,500 +4.19% 38
Merseyside -4 120 £45,000 +12.50% 30
Lancashire -3 88 £37,500 +4.17% 16
Cumbria -7 24 £40,000 +3.23% 4
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 8 April 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 West region with a requirement for SQL.

1 588 (36.57%) Agile Software Development
2 550 (34.20%) SQL Server
3 533 (33.15%) C#
4 520 (32.34%) .NET
5 410 (25.50%) JavaScript
6 389 (24.19%) Microsoft
7 368 (22.89%) Azure
8 304 (18.91%) Finance
9 273 (16.98%) MVC
10 266 (16.54%) CSS
11 265 (16.48%) HTML
12 242 (15.05%) Business Intelligence
13 233 (14.49%) ASP.NET
14 229 (14.24%) DevOps
15 222 (13.81%) Java
15 222 (13.81%) Problem-Solving
16 219 (13.62%) Windows
17 215 (13.37%) AngularJS
18 209 (13.00%) T-SQL
19 202 (12.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 200 (12.44%) AWS
21 190 (11.82%) Git (software)
22 189 (11.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
23 176 (10.95%) Software Engineering
24 171 (10.63%) Data Warehouse
25 166 (10.32%) Web Services
25 166 (10.32%) TDD
25 166 (10.32%) Power Platform
26 164 (10.20%) Microservices
27 163 (10.14%) Power BI

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 45 (2.80%) IIS
2 30 (1.87%) Apache Spark
3 25 (1.55%) SharePoint
4 21 (1.31%) SAS
5 20 (1.24%) Elasticsearch
6 17 (1.06%) Apache
6 17 (1.06%) MS Exchange
7 11 (0.68%) WordPress
8 9 (0.56%) CMS
8 9 (0.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 8 (0.50%) BizTalk Server
9 8 (0.50%) Mule
10 7 (0.44%) Confluence
10 7 (0.44%) OpenStack
10 7 (0.44%) Sitefinity
10 7 (0.44%) Skype for Business
10 7 (0.44%) WebSphere
11 6 (0.37%) NServiceBus
11 6 (0.37%) Oracle Service Bus
11 6 (0.37%) Umbraco
Applications
1 69 (4.29%) Microsoft Excel
2 47 (2.92%) Microsoft Office
3 11 (0.68%) SPSS
4 9 (0.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.19%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 22 (1.37%) Oracle EBS
2 18 (1.12%) Payment Gateway
3 17 (1.06%) Dynamics CRM
4 12 (0.75%) Magento
5 11 (0.68%) Dynamics NAV
6 10 (0.62%) Dynamics AX
6 10 (0.62%) Oracle ERP
7 8 (0.50%) Elite 3E
8 6 (0.37%) Oracle EBS R12
8 6 (0.37%) Oracle Financials
9 5 (0.31%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
10 4 (0.25%) Oracle Applications
10 4 (0.25%) Oracle Payables
10 4 (0.25%) Oracle Receivables
11 3 (0.19%) Q-Pulse
12 2 (0.12%) Oracle Assets
12 2 (0.12%) Oracle Cash Management
12 2 (0.12%) Oracle E-Business Tax
12 2 (0.12%) Salesforce.com CRM
12 2 (0.12%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 368 (22.89%) Azure
2 200 (12.44%) AWS
3 166 (10.32%) Power Platform
4 62 (3.86%) Office 365
5 51 (3.17%) SaaS
6 41 (2.55%) Amazon EC2
7 35 (2.18%) GCP
8 33 (2.05%) Dynamics 365
8 33 (2.05%) GitHub
9 27 (1.68%) Cloud Computing
10 26 (1.62%) IaaS
11 24 (1.49%) Serverless
12 18 (1.12%) Amazon ECS
13 16 (1.00%) AWS CloudFormation
14 15 (0.93%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 15 (0.93%) AWS Lambda
14 15 (0.93%) PaaS
14 15 (0.93%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 11 (0.68%) Azure Data Factory
16 10 (0.62%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 34 (2.11%) Firewall
2 30 (1.87%) WAN
3 28 (1.74%) LAN
4 20 (1.24%) SAN
5 15 (0.93%) TCP/IP
6 14 (0.87%) VoIP
7 13 (0.81%) DNS
7 13 (0.81%) VLAN
8 12 (0.75%) HTTP
9 10 (0.62%) Internet
10 9 (0.56%) DHCP
10 9 (0.56%) Skype
11 8 (0.50%) VPN
11 8 (0.50%) Wireless
12 6 (0.37%) Cisco ASA
13 5 (0.31%) NAS
13 5 (0.31%) Network Security
13 5 (0.31%) Unified Communications
14 4 (0.25%) iSCSI
14 4 (0.25%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 550 (34.20%) SQL Server
2 202 (12.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 189 (11.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 171 (10.63%) Data Warehouse
5 163 (10.14%) Power BI
6 133 (8.27%) NoSQL
7 117 (7.28%) MySQL
8 97 (6.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 59 (3.67%) Relational Database
10 54 (3.36%) MongoDB
11 49 (3.05%) Oracle Database
12 48 (2.99%) BusinessObjects
12 48 (2.99%) PostgreSQL
13 41 (2.55%) Big Data
14 40 (2.49%) Oracle Reports
15 34 (2.11%) SQL Server 2008
16 30 (1.87%) SQL Server 2014
16 30 (1.87%) SQL Server 2016
17 29 (1.80%) Azure SQL Database
18 28 (1.74%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 190 (11.82%) Git (software)
2 106 (6.59%) JIRA
3 84 (5.22%) Selenium
4 80 (4.98%) Jenkins
5 65 (4.04%) Visual Studio
6 55 (3.42%) Team Foundation Server
7 41 (2.55%) Maven
8 37 (2.30%) NUnit
9 36 (2.24%) Subversion
10 35 (2.18%) Oracle APEX
11 33 (2.05%) TeamCity
12 31 (1.93%) SoapUI
13 27 (1.68%) NetBeans
14 23 (1.43%) Bitbucket
14 23 (1.43%) JUnit
14 23 (1.43%) WebDriver
15 20 (1.24%) Cucumber
16 19 (1.18%) Octopus Deploy
17 18 (1.12%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
18 15 (0.93%) Oracle Forms
General
1 304 (18.91%) Finance
2 85 (5.29%) Retail
3 76 (4.73%) Law
4 50 (3.11%) Legal
5 39 (2.43%) Banking
6 35 (2.18%) Financial Institution
7 27 (1.68%) Manufacturing
8 26 (1.62%) Public Sector
9 21 (1.31%) Marketing
10 18 (1.12%) Games
11 15 (0.93%) Aerospace
11 15 (0.93%) Automotive
12 11 (0.68%) Military
13 10 (0.62%) Housing Association
14 8 (0.50%) Back Office
14 8 (0.50%) Publishing
15 7 (0.44%) Telecoms
16 6 (0.37%) Advertising
17 5 (0.31%) Billing
17 5 (0.31%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 764 (47.51%) Developer
2 217 (13.50%) Analyst
3 181 (11.26%) .NET Developer
4 135 (8.40%) Senior Developer
5 128 (7.96%) C# Developer
6 120 (7.46%) Software Engineer
7 111 (6.90%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 103 (6.41%) Software Developer
9 88 (5.47%) SQL Developer
10 72 (4.48%) DBA
11 67 (4.17%) PHP Developer
12 65 (4.04%) C# .NET Developer
13 63 (3.92%) Full Stack Developer
14 58 (3.61%) Java Developer
15 55 (3.42%) SQL DBA
16 54 (3.36%) Senior .NET Developer
17 44 (2.74%) Junior
18 43 (2.67%) Architect
19 41 (2.55%) Lead Developer
20 40 (2.49%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 520 (32.34%) .NET
2 266 (16.54%) CSS
3 265 (16.48%) HTML
4 233 (14.49%) ASP.NET
5 215 (13.37%) AngularJS
6 166 (10.32%) Web Services
7 136 (8.46%) ASP.NET Web API
8 134 (8.33%) .NET Core
9 133 (8.27%) ASP.NET MVC
10 124 (7.71%) REST
11 121 (7.52%) .NET Framework
12 117 (7.28%) React
13 111 (6.90%) XML
14 94 (5.85%) jQuery
15 89 (5.53%) Entity Framework
16 73 (4.54%) HTML5
16 73 (4.54%) Node.js
16 73 (4.54%) RESTful
17 67 (4.17%) SOAP
18 63 (3.92%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 148 (9.20%) Analytical Skills
2 77 (4.79%) Greenfield Project
3 69 (4.29%) Mobile App
4 60 (3.73%) User Experience
5 49 (3.05%) Self-Motivation
6 42 (2.61%) Data Structures
7 39 (2.43%) Management Information System
8 35 (2.18%) Enterprise Software
9 28 (1.74%) Private Cloud
10 27 (1.68%) Blog
11 24 (1.49%) Algorithms
12 22 (1.37%) Replication
13 21 (1.31%) Clustering
14 17 (1.06%) Driving Licence
15 15 (0.93%) Data Centre
16 13 (0.81%) N-Tier
17 10 (0.62%) Enterprise Cloud
18 9 (0.56%) Cloud Native
19 8 (0.50%) NHS
20 7 (0.44%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 219 (13.62%) Windows
2 152 (9.45%) Linux
3 65 (4.04%) Windows Server
4 48 (2.99%) Windows Server 2012
5 47 (2.92%) Unix
6 35 (2.18%) Android
7 29 (1.80%) Apple iOS
8 16 (1.00%) Windows Server 2016
9 13 (0.81%) VMS
9 13 (0.81%) Windows 10
10 11 (0.68%) Oracle Linux
11 9 (0.56%) Windows 7
11 9 (0.56%) Windows Server 2003
12 5 (0.31%) HPUX
12 5 (0.31%) Mac OS X
12 5 (0.31%) Windows Server 2019
13 4 (0.25%) Embedded Linux
13 4 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.12%) CentOS
14 2 (0.12%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 588 (36.57%) Agile Software Development
2 273 (16.98%) MVC
3 242 (15.05%) Business Intelligence
4 229 (14.24%) DevOps
5 222 (13.81%) Problem-Solving
6 176 (10.95%) Software Engineering
7 166 (10.32%) TDD
8 164 (10.20%) Microservices
9 159 (9.89%) ETL
9 159 (9.89%) Scrum
10 156 (9.70%) SDLC
11 144 (8.96%) Analytics
12 141 (8.77%) Test Automation
13 120 (7.46%) Continuous Integration
14 118 (7.34%) OO
15 114 (7.09%) Mentoring
16 104 (6.47%) Data Modelling
17 96 (5.97%) E-Commerce
18 95 (5.91%) OOP
19 85 (5.29%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 533 (33.15%) C#
2 410 (25.50%) JavaScript
3 222 (13.81%) Java
4 209 (13.00%) T-SQL
5 149 (9.27%) Python
6 111 (6.90%) PHP
7 76 (4.73%) PL/SQL
8 61 (3.79%) PowerShell
9 47 (2.92%) VBA
10 45 (2.80%) TypeScript
11 41 (2.55%) Shell Script
12 31 (1.93%) Bash Shell
12 31 (1.93%) R
13 30 (1.87%) VB.NET
14 26 (1.62%) Scala
15 22 (1.37%) VB
16 18 (1.12%) Ruby
17 16 (1.00%) Java 8
18 15 (0.93%) Go
19 14 (0.87%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 142 (8.83%) Degree
2 35 (2.18%) Microsoft Certification
3 27 (1.68%) Computer Science Degree
4 22 (1.37%) ITIL Certification
5 14 (0.87%) Security Cleared
6 12 (0.75%) ISTQB
6 12 (0.75%) MCSD
7 10 (0.62%) MCSE
7 10 (0.62%) SC Cleared
8 9 (0.56%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (0.50%) CCNA
9 8 (0.50%) DBS Check
9 8 (0.50%) DV Cleared
10 6 (0.37%) ISEB
10 6 (0.37%) TOGAF Certification
11 5 (0.31%) Oracle Certification
12 4 (0.25%) Master's Degree
12 4 (0.25%) PhD
13 3 (0.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 3 (0.19%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (4.48%) QA
2 40 (2.49%) SLA
3 32 (1.99%) GDPR
4 15 (0.93%) Data Quality
5 12 (0.75%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.12%) GAAP
7 2 (0.12%) HL7
7 2 (0.12%) PA-DSS
8 1 (0.062%) Actionable Recommendations
8 1 (0.062%) NIST
8 1 (0.062%) WCAG
System Software
1 139 (8.64%) Docker
2 75 (4.66%) Active Directory
3 31 (1.93%) VMware Infrastructure
4 26 (1.62%) Hyper-V
5 11 (0.68%) Microsoft App-V
5 11 (0.68%) XenApp
6 8 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (0.50%) vSphere
7 5 (0.31%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 5 (0.31%) VirtualBox
8 2 (0.12%) RACF
9 1 (0.062%) DFS Replication
9 1 (0.062%) Firmware
9 1 (0.062%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.062%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 54 (3.36%) Kubernetes
2 34 (2.11%) Terraform
3 30 (1.87%) Ansible
4 25 (1.55%) Puppet
5 24 (1.49%) Opscode Chef
6 13 (0.81%) SCCM
7 12 (0.75%) Nagios
7 12 (0.75%) SCOrch
8 11 (0.68%) SCOM
9 10 (0.62%) Kibana
9 10 (0.62%) SCVMM
10 9 (0.56%) Grafana
11 8 (0.50%) Cisco CUCM
11 8 (0.50%) Microsoft Clustering
11 8 (0.50%) Tivoli
12 7 (0.44%) Cobbler
12 7 (0.44%) Docker Swarm
12 7 (0.44%) Microsoft Intune
13 6 (0.37%) FortiGate
14 5 (0.31%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 389 (24.19%) Microsoft
2 160 (9.95%) Oracle
3 66 (4.10%) Tableau
4 56 (3.48%) VMware
5 44 (2.74%) WorldPay
6 35 (2.18%) Cisco
6 35 (2.18%) Citrix
7 33 (2.05%) Google
8 31 (1.93%) SAP
9 30 (1.87%) IBM
10 26 (1.62%) HP
11 20 (1.24%) FIS
11 20 (1.24%) Informatica
12 19 (1.18%) Databricks
13 18 (1.12%) Intapp
14 13 (0.81%) Cognos
15 12 (0.75%) Sitecore
15 12 (0.75%) Talend
15 12 (0.75%) webMethods
15 12 (0.75%) Xamarin