Period
to 25 November 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 25 November 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
England > North West
6 months to
25 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 3 3 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Permanent jobs citing SQL 921 1,733 2,269
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 21.45% 17.57% 19.64%
As % of the Programming Languages category 37.78% 33.89% 37.17%
Number of salaries quoted 1,032 1,538 2,080
Median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.65% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £32,500 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £61,250
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%

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 2,438 5,114 6,105
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 56.79% 51.86% 52.84%
Number of salaries quoted 2,214 4,121 5,114
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £32,500 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +9.52% - +5.00%

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 25 November 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 25 November 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 -1 576 £50,000 +11.11% 143
Cheshire +5 224 £50,000 +25.00% 48
Lancashire +3 56 £50,000 +25.00% 25
Merseyside -2 46 £45,000 +12.50% 23
Cumbria +7 5 £42,500 +23.19% 6
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 25 November 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.

1 318 (34.53%) .NET
2 310 (33.66%) C#
3 299 (32.46%) SQL Server
4 253 (27.47%) Azure
5 235 (25.52%) Agile Software Development
6 214 (23.24%) Microsoft
7 183 (19.87%) JavaScript
8 175 (19.00%) Business Intelligence
9 174 (18.89%) ASP.NET
10 172 (18.68%) Analytical Skills
11 166 (18.02%) MVC
12 142 (15.42%) .NET Core
13 133 (14.44%) HTML
14 132 (14.33%) Windows
14 132 (14.33%) Finance
15 130 (14.12%) Data Warehouse
15 130 (14.12%) DevOps
16 125 (13.57%) Power Platform
17 124 (13.46%) Power BI
17 124 (13.46%) CSS
18 121 (13.14%) AWS
19 116 (12.60%) Python
20 113 (12.27%) Linux
21 110 (11.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
22 104 (11.29%) ETL
23 103 (11.18%) Oracle
23 103 (11.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
23 103 (11.18%) AngularJS
24 97 (10.53%) T-SQL
25 96 (10.42%) Problem-Solving

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 34 (3.69%) SharePoint
2 24 (2.61%) Apache Spark
2 24 (2.61%) IIS
3 22 (2.39%) Apache
4 19 (2.06%) Elasticsearch
5 15 (1.63%) SAS
6 13 (1.41%) CMS
7 11 (1.19%) MS Exchange
7 11 (1.19%) WebSphere
8 9 (0.98%) nginx
9 8 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2013
10 5 (0.54%) WordPress
11 4 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
11 4 (0.43%) Confluence
11 4 (0.43%) IBM Domino
11 4 (0.43%) IBM Notes
11 4 (0.43%) Tomcat
11 4 (0.43%) WebLogic
12 3 (0.33%) Apache Synapse
12 3 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 38 (4.13%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (1.41%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.22%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.11%) SPSS
5 1 (0.11%) Stata
Business Applications
1 9 (0.98%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.65%) FLEXCUBE
3 5 (0.54%) thinkFolio
4 4 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.43%) Magento
5 3 (0.33%) WebTrends
6 2 (0.22%) Aareon QL
6 2 (0.22%) Elite 3E
7 1 (0.11%) Cognos TM1
7 1 (0.11%) MIS ActiveH
7 1 (0.11%) Northgate Housing
7 1 (0.11%) OPENHousing
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
7 1 (0.11%) Orchard Housing
7 1 (0.11%) Retail-J
7 1 (0.11%) Sage X3
7 1 (0.11%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 253 (27.47%) Azure
2 125 (13.57%) Power Platform
3 121 (13.14%) AWS
4 35 (3.80%) Office 365
5 25 (2.71%) Azure Data Factory
6 24 (2.61%) GCP
7 22 (2.39%) Serverless
8 20 (2.17%) Cloud Computing
9 18 (1.95%) IaaS
10 16 (1.74%) PaaS
11 15 (1.63%) SaaS
12 14 (1.52%) GitHub
13 9 (0.98%) AWS Lambda
14 7 (0.76%) Dynamics 365
15 5 (0.54%) Amazon Kinesis
15 5 (0.54%) Amazon SageMaker
15 5 (0.54%) Boomi
15 5 (0.54%) Google Analytics
16 4 (0.43%) Azure Machine Learning
16 4 (0.43%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 29 (3.15%) DNS
2 25 (2.71%) DHCP
3 16 (1.74%) Firewall
4 15 (1.63%) SAN
5 12 (1.30%) VoIP
6 11 (1.19%) Network Security
7 10 (1.09%) VPN
8 9 (0.98%) HTTP
8 9 (0.98%) WAN
9 7 (0.76%) Internet
9 7 (0.76%) Skype
9 7 (0.76%) TCP/IP
10 6 (0.65%) LAN
10 6 (0.65%) NAS
11 5 (0.54%) Wi-Fi
12 4 (0.43%) Kerberos
12 4 (0.43%) Remote Desktop
12 4 (0.43%) SNMP
12 4 (0.43%) VLAN
13 3 (0.33%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 299 (32.46%) SQL Server
2 130 (14.12%) Data Warehouse
3 124 (13.46%) Power BI
4 110 (11.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 103 (11.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 72 (7.82%) NoSQL
7 50 (5.43%) Azure SQL Database
8 47 (5.10%) Data Lake
9 44 (4.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 40 (4.34%) PostgreSQL
11 38 (4.13%) MySQL
12 36 (3.91%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
13 34 (3.69%) MongoDB
14 33 (3.58%) Oracle Database
15 32 (3.47%) Tableau
16 28 (3.04%) Amazon Redshift
16 28 (3.04%) Relational Database
17 26 (2.82%) Oracle Reports
18 25 (2.71%) Snowflake Schema
19 22 (2.39%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 84 (9.12%) Git (software)
2 40 (4.34%) Jenkins
2 40 (4.34%) JIRA
3 39 (4.23%) Oracle APEX
4 24 (2.61%) GitLab
5 23 (2.50%) TeamCity
6 22 (2.39%) Selenium
7 18 (1.95%) Team Foundation Server
8 16 (1.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 16 (1.74%) NUnit
9 15 (1.63%) Visual Studio
10 13 (1.41%) Subversion
11 12 (1.30%) JUnit
12 11 (1.19%) Mercurial
13 8 (0.87%) Bitbucket
13 8 (0.87%) MSTest
13 8 (0.87%) Octopus Deploy
13 8 (0.87%) Postman
13 8 (0.87%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 7 (0.76%) Maven
General
1 132 (14.33%) Finance
2 38 (4.13%) Law
3 27 (2.93%) Public Sector
4 26 (2.82%) Financial Institution
5 25 (2.71%) Retail
6 20 (2.17%) Legal
7 15 (1.63%) Banking
8 14 (1.52%) Marketing
9 12 (1.30%) Manufacturing
10 10 (1.09%) Local Government
11 9 (0.98%) Back Office
12 8 (0.87%) Telecoms
13 7 (0.76%) Advertising
14 6 (0.65%) Games
15 5 (0.54%) Electronics
16 4 (0.43%) Automotive
16 4 (0.43%) Housing Association
17 2 (0.22%) General Ledger
17 2 (0.22%) Publishing
18 1 (0.11%) Military
Job Titles
1 425 (46.15%) Developer
2 133 (14.44%) .NET Developer
3 100 (10.86%) Analyst
4 78 (8.47%) Senior Developer
5 70 (7.60%) C# Developer
6 66 (7.17%) Software Developer
7 55 (5.97%) Data Engineer
8 47 (5.10%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 46 (4.99%) Software Engineer
10 41 (4.45%) C# .NET Developer
11 38 (4.13%) Full Stack Developer
12 37 (4.02%) DBA
13 36 (3.91%) C# Software Developer
13 36 (3.91%) Data Analyst
14 34 (3.69%) SQL DBA
15 31 (3.37%) Java Developer
16 29 (3.15%) SQL Developer
16 29 (3.15%) Web Developer
17 28 (3.04%) Platform Engineer
18 26 (2.82%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 318 (34.53%) .NET
2 174 (18.89%) ASP.NET
3 142 (15.42%) .NET Core
4 133 (14.44%) HTML
5 124 (13.46%) CSS
6 103 (11.18%) AngularJS
7 83 (9.01%) ASP.NET Web API
8 69 (7.49%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 63 (6.84%) .NET Framework
9 63 (6.84%) REST
10 58 (6.30%) ASP.NET MVC
11 57 (6.19%) React
12 50 (5.43%) Entity Framework
13 45 (4.89%) Web Services
14 41 (4.45%) jQuery
15 36 (3.91%) RESTful
16 34 (3.69%) HTML5
17 33 (3.58%) Node.js
18 30 (3.26%) JSON
19 29 (3.15%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 172 (18.68%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (3.69%) Management Information System
3 30 (3.26%) Greenfield Project
4 27 (2.93%) Replication
5 23 (2.50%) Clustering
5 23 (2.50%) User Experience
6 21 (2.28%) Mobile App
7 17 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
8 14 (1.52%) Self-Motivation
9 11 (1.19%) Driving Licence
10 10 (1.09%) NHS
11 9 (0.98%) Data Centre
12 8 (0.87%) Life Science
13 7 (0.76%) Blog
13 7 (0.76%) Data Structures
13 7 (0.76%) Linux Command Line
13 7 (0.76%) N-Tier
14 6 (0.65%) Analytical Mindset
14 6 (0.65%) Public Cloud
15 5 (0.54%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 132 (14.33%) Windows
2 113 (12.27%) Linux
3 46 (4.99%) Windows Server
4 21 (2.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 16 (1.74%) CentOS
5 16 (1.74%) Windows Server 2016
6 15 (1.63%) Windows Server 2012
7 13 (1.41%) Unix
8 9 (0.98%) Android
9 8 (0.87%) Windows 10
10 6 (0.65%) Apple iOS
11 4 (0.43%) Windows 7
12 3 (0.33%) Solaris
12 3 (0.33%) Windows Server 2019
13 2 (0.22%) Debian
13 2 (0.22%) Fedora
13 2 (0.22%) Windows Server 2008
14 1 (0.11%) HPUX
14 1 (0.11%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 235 (25.52%) Agile Software Development
2 175 (19.00%) Business Intelligence
3 166 (18.02%) MVC
4 130 (14.12%) DevOps
5 104 (11.29%) ETL
6 96 (10.42%) Problem-Solving
7 91 (9.88%) Microservices
8 85 (9.23%) Software Engineering
9 80 (8.69%) Analytics
10 77 (8.36%) SDLC
10 77 (8.36%) TDD
11 70 (7.60%) Data Modelling
12 69 (7.49%) Web Development
13 68 (7.38%) OO
14 62 (6.73%) Test Automation
15 61 (6.62%) Continuous Integration
16 59 (6.41%) Analytical Thinking
16 59 (6.41%) Innovative Thinking
17 50 (5.43%) Visualisation
18 45 (4.89%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 310 (33.66%) C#
2 183 (19.87%) JavaScript
3 116 (12.60%) Python
4 97 (10.53%) T-SQL
5 83 (9.01%) Java
6 50 (5.43%) PL/SQL
7 40 (4.34%) PowerShell
8 31 (3.37%) PHP
8 31 (3.37%) TypeScript
9 21 (2.28%) Go
10 20 (2.17%) Ruby
11 19 (2.06%) C++
12 18 (1.95%) R
13 13 (1.41%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 11 (1.19%) Bash Shell
14 11 (1.19%) VBA
15 8 (0.87%) VB.NET
16 7 (0.76%) Scala
17 5 (0.54%) Perl
17 5 (0.54%) VB
Qualifications
1 65 (7.06%) Degree
2 19 (2.06%) Microsoft Certification
3 14 (1.52%) AWS Certification
4 13 (1.41%) PhD
5 12 (1.30%) Computer Science Degree
6 9 (0.98%) MCSA
7 8 (0.87%) Security Cleared
8 7 (0.76%) MCSE
9 6 (0.65%) SC Cleared
9 6 (0.65%) TOGAF Certification
10 5 (0.54%) ISTQB
11 4 (0.43%) CCNA
11 4 (0.43%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (0.43%) MCP
12 3 (0.33%) HP AIS
12 3 (0.33%) HP ASE
12 3 (0.33%) ISEB
12 3 (0.33%) JNCIS
12 3 (0.33%) MCITP
12 3 (0.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (5.65%) QA
2 29 (3.15%) Data Quality
3 9 (0.98%) GDPR
3 9 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (0.98%) SLA
4 3 (0.33%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.33%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.22%) COBIT
6 1 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.11%) GLP
6 1 (0.11%) GxP
6 1 (0.11%) PMO
System Software
1 58 (6.30%) Docker
2 42 (4.56%) Active Directory
3 28 (3.04%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (1.41%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (0.43%) XenApp
6 3 (0.33%) zsh
7 2 (0.22%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 2 (0.22%) PowerHA
7 2 (0.22%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.11%) HDFS
8 1 (0.11%) LXC
8 1 (0.11%) vSphere
8 1 (0.11%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 40 (4.34%) Kubernetes
2 23 (2.50%) Terraform
3 18 (1.95%) Ansible
4 17 (1.85%) Prometheus
5 16 (1.74%) Grafana
5 16 (1.74%) Puppet
6 14 (1.52%) Graphite
7 13 (1.41%) Failover Clustering
8 8 (0.87%) Microsoft Intune
8 8 (0.87%) Oracle RMAN
9 7 (0.76%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 5 (0.54%) Rancher
11 4 (0.43%) CA Single Sign-On
11 4 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
11 4 (0.43%) SCCM
12 3 (0.33%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 3 (0.33%) Nagios
12 3 (0.33%) WSUS
13 1 (0.11%) Packer
13 1 (0.11%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 214 (23.24%) Microsoft
2 103 (11.18%) Oracle
3 35 (3.80%) VMware
4 25 (2.71%) Databricks
5 24 (2.61%) SAP
6 18 (1.95%) Google
7 17 (1.85%) Cognos
8 16 (1.74%) Cisco
9 14 (1.52%) Xamarin
10 13 (1.41%) IBM
11 11 (1.19%) MuleSoft
12 9 (0.98%) EnterpriseDB
12 9 (0.98%) Vertica
13 8 (0.87%) Citrix
14 7 (0.76%) Adobe
15 6 (0.65%) HP
15 6 (0.65%) Salesforce.com
15 6 (0.65%) Veeam
16 5 (0.54%) Aderant
16 5 (0.54%) Red Hat