Period
to 23 September 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 23 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
England > North West
6 months to
23 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 3 3 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Permanent jobs citing SQL 1,767 2,456 3,052
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 17.01% 20.82% 23.42%
As % of the Programming Languages category 33.66% 38.34% 41.48%
Number of salaries quoted 1,490 2,129 2,638
North West median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% +1.27%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,050 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.09% +7.78% -

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 5,249 6,406 7,357
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 50.52% 54.32% 56.45%
Number of salaries quoted 4,111 5,404 6,195
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +12.50% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £49,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% +2.04% +3.16%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 0 1,044 £45,000 - 230
Cheshire -2 344 £40,000 -5.88% 100
Lancashire -3 202 £40,000 +14.29% 49
Merseyside -4 149 £40,000 - 54
Cumbria -6 15 £34,750 -22.78%
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

1 571 (32.31%) Agile Software Development
2 567 (32.09%) C#
3 543 (30.73%) SQL Server
4 532 (30.11%) .NET
5 410 (23.20%) Microsoft
6 382 (21.62%) Business Intelligence
7 354 (20.03%) JavaScript
8 315 (17.83%) T-SQL
9 301 (17.03%) Java
10 297 (16.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 289 (16.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 284 (16.07%) HTML
13 274 (15.51%) Finance
14 261 (14.77%) ASP.NET
15 260 (14.71%) Azure
16 251 (14.20%) Git (software)
16 251 (14.20%) Analytical Skills
17 244 (13.81%) Data Warehouse
18 232 (13.13%) Software Engineering
19 229 (12.96%) Windows
20 226 (12.79%) CSS
21 219 (12.39%) MVC
22 217 (12.28%) ETL
23 216 (12.22%) Problem-Solving
24 201 (11.38%) Power Platform
24 201 (11.38%) Power BI
25 188 (10.64%) DevOps
26 186 (10.53%) Degree
27 184 (10.41%) Scrum
28 175 (9.90%) Oracle

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 58 (3.28%) IIS
2 39 (2.21%) Apache
3 37 (2.09%) SharePoint
4 31 (1.75%) Apache Spark
5 30 (1.70%) Confluence
6 27 (1.53%) SAS
7 26 (1.47%) Umbraco
8 25 (1.41%) Tomcat
9 22 (1.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 21 (1.19%) Elasticsearch
11 19 (1.08%) JBoss
12 18 (1.02%) CMS
12 18 (1.02%) MS Exchange
13 11 (0.62%) Oracle Workflow
13 11 (0.62%) WebSphere
14 9 (0.51%) WebLogic
15 7 (0.40%) Tuxedo
16 5 (0.28%) BizTalk Server
16 5 (0.28%) IBM Notes
16 5 (0.28%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 111 (6.28%) Microsoft Excel
2 68 (3.85%) Microsoft Office
3 14 (0.79%) Spreadsheet
4 11 (0.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.28%) FileZilla
6 3 (0.17%) Chatbot
6 3 (0.17%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.11%) Microsoft Project
7 2 (0.11%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.057%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 23 (1.30%) Oracle EBS
2 19 (1.08%) Oracle EBS R12
3 15 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
4 14 (0.79%) Oracle Applications
5 13 (0.74%) Oracle Payables
6 12 (0.68%) Payment Gateway
7 9 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
7 9 (0.51%) Oracle Cash Management
8 8 (0.45%) Oracle ERP
8 8 (0.45%) SAP Business One
9 6 (0.34%) NetSuite
9 6 (0.34%) Oracle Financials
10 5 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
10 5 (0.28%) Magento
10 5 (0.28%) Oracle Receivables
11 4 (0.23%) Sage X3
12 3 (0.17%) Oracle Assets
12 3 (0.17%) Oracle HRMS
12 3 (0.17%) Oracle Payroll
12 3 (0.17%) Raiser's Edge
Cloud Services
1 260 (14.71%) Azure
2 201 (11.38%) Power Platform
3 165 (9.34%) AWS
4 58 (3.28%) SaaS
5 56 (3.17%) Office 365
6 51 (2.89%) Cloud Computing
7 44 (2.49%) GCP
8 32 (1.81%) GitHub
9 24 (1.36%) Azure Data Factory
10 17 (0.96%) Amazon EC2
11 16 (0.91%) PaaS
12 14 (0.79%) Azure Active Directory
12 14 (0.79%) Serverless
13 13 (0.74%) Amazon S3
14 11 (0.62%) AWS CloudFormation
15 10 (0.57%) Asana
15 10 (0.57%) IaaS
16 9 (0.51%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 9 (0.51%) Amazon ECS
16 9 (0.51%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 60 (3.40%) Broadband
2 30 (1.70%) Firewall
3 25 (1.41%) DNS
3 25 (1.41%) TCP/IP
4 22 (1.25%) DHCP
5 20 (1.13%) SAN
6 18 (1.02%) WAN
7 16 (0.91%) LAN
7 16 (0.91%) VLAN
8 13 (0.74%) Cisco ASA
8 13 (0.74%) HTTP
9 12 (0.68%) FTP
10 11 (0.62%) VPN
11 10 (0.57%) VoIP
12 9 (0.51%) Internet
13 8 (0.45%) Ethernet
13 8 (0.45%) LLU
13 8 (0.45%) NAS
13 8 (0.45%) Network Security
14 6 (0.34%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 543 (30.73%) SQL Server
2 297 (16.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 289 (16.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 244 (13.81%) Data Warehouse
5 201 (11.38%) Power BI
6 149 (8.43%) Relational Database
7 135 (7.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 111 (6.28%) NoSQL
9 84 (4.75%) MySQL
10 57 (3.23%) QlikView
11 56 (3.17%) MongoDB
11 56 (3.17%) SQL Server 2012
12 54 (3.06%) Oracle Reports
13 52 (2.94%) PostgreSQL
13 52 (2.94%) RDBMS
14 51 (2.89%) Oracle Database
15 49 (2.77%) Azure SQL Database
16 44 (2.49%) BusinessObjects
16 44 (2.49%) Crystal Reports
17 40 (2.26%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 251 (14.20%) Git (software)
2 116 (6.56%) JIRA
3 95 (5.38%) Jenkins
4 82 (4.64%) Visual Studio
5 78 (4.41%) Selenium
6 69 (3.90%) Subversion
7 66 (3.74%) Team Foundation Server
8 46 (2.60%) TeamCity
9 38 (2.15%) Eclipse
10 36 (2.04%) SoapUI
11 35 (1.98%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 34 (1.92%) Oracle Forms
13 32 (1.81%) Cucumber
14 30 (1.70%) IBM UrbanCode
14 30 (1.70%) SpecFlow
15 28 (1.58%) NetBeans
16 27 (1.53%) Maven
17 25 (1.41%) Hudson
18 24 (1.36%) Bugzilla
19 19 (1.08%) NUnit
General
1 274 (15.51%) Finance
2 110 (6.23%) Retail
3 83 (4.70%) Telecoms
4 76 (4.30%) Manufacturing
5 73 (4.13%) Banking
6 70 (3.96%) Marketing
7 60 (3.40%) Public Sector
8 29 (1.64%) Billing
9 26 (1.47%) Electronics
10 25 (1.41%) Games
11 24 (1.36%) Back Office
12 22 (1.25%) Legal
13 13 (0.74%) Local Government
14 12 (0.68%) Law
15 9 (0.51%) General Ledger
16 8 (0.45%) Housing Association
17 7 (0.40%) Aerospace
17 7 (0.40%) Military
18 6 (0.34%) Advertising
18 6 (0.34%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 746 (42.22%) Developer
2 292 (16.53%) Analyst
3 169 (9.56%) .NET Developer
4 161 (9.11%) C# Developer
5 157 (8.89%) SQL Developer
6 142 (8.04%) Software Engineer
7 141 (7.98%) Software Developer
8 128 (7.24%) Senior Developer
9 113 (6.40%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 101 (5.72%) C# .NET Developer
11 86 (4.87%) DBA
12 69 (3.90%) Consultant
12 69 (3.90%) Java Developer
12 69 (3.90%) Junior
13 68 (3.85%) Data Analyst
14 65 (3.68%) C# Software Developer
15 63 (3.57%) SQL Analyst
16 61 (3.45%) Test Analyst
17 55 (3.11%) SQL DBA
18 44 (2.49%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 532 (30.11%) .NET
2 284 (16.07%) HTML
3 261 (14.77%) ASP.NET
4 226 (12.79%) CSS
5 163 (9.22%) Web Services
6 139 (7.87%) AngularJS
7 123 (6.96%) jQuery
7 123 (6.96%) XML
8 121 (6.85%) REST
9 96 (5.43%) WCF
10 94 (5.32%) .NET Core
11 89 (5.04%) .NET Framework
11 89 (5.04%) SOAP
12 79 (4.47%) ASP.NET MVC
13 78 (4.41%) WPF
14 71 (4.02%) JSON
15 69 (3.90%) React
16 68 (3.85%) ASP.NET Web API
17 57 (3.23%) RESTful
18 51 (2.89%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 251 (14.20%) Analytical Skills
2 55 (3.11%) Management Information System
3 49 (2.77%) Greenfield Project
4 47 (2.66%) User Experience
5 41 (2.32%) Mobile App
6 38 (2.15%) Self-Motivation
7 24 (1.36%) PKI
8 23 (1.30%) Replication
9 22 (1.25%) Clustering
10 20 (1.13%) Enterprise Software
11 18 (1.02%) Algorithms
11 18 (1.02%) Data Structures
12 17 (0.96%) Blog
13 12 (0.68%) Driving Licence
13 12 (0.68%) PMI
14 11 (0.62%) EMC VNX
15 10 (0.57%) Fixed Income
15 10 (0.57%) Mainframe
16 9 (0.51%) Linux Command Line
17 8 (0.45%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 229 (12.96%) Windows
2 172 (9.73%) Linux
3 89 (5.04%) Windows Server
4 66 (3.74%) Unix
5 49 (2.77%) Windows Server 2012
6 38 (2.15%) Android
7 24 (1.36%) Apple iOS
8 23 (1.30%) Windows 7
9 18 (1.02%) Windows Server 2008
10 15 (0.85%) Windows Server 2003
11 12 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 10 (0.57%) Solaris
12 10 (0.57%) Windows 10
13 7 (0.40%) AIX
13 7 (0.40%) VME
14 6 (0.34%) CentOS
15 5 (0.28%) HPUX
16 4 (0.23%) Windows XP
17 1 (0.057%) Mac OS X
17 1 (0.057%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 571 (32.31%) Agile Software Development
2 382 (21.62%) Business Intelligence
3 232 (13.13%) Software Engineering
4 219 (12.39%) MVC
5 217 (12.28%) ETL
6 216 (12.22%) Problem-Solving
7 188 (10.64%) DevOps
8 184 (10.41%) Scrum
9 167 (9.45%) Analytics
10 163 (9.22%) Test Automation
11 153 (8.66%) TDD
12 136 (7.70%) Mentoring
12 136 (7.70%) SDLC
13 113 (6.40%) Unit Testing
14 109 (6.17%) Coaching
15 108 (6.11%) OO
16 105 (5.94%) CRM
17 100 (5.66%) Project Management
18 95 (5.38%) Continuous Improvement
18 95 (5.38%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 567 (32.09%) C#
2 354 (20.03%) JavaScript
3 315 (17.83%) T-SQL
4 301 (17.03%) Java
5 137 (7.75%) Python
6 96 (5.43%) C++
7 95 (5.38%) PowerShell
8 82 (4.64%) PHP
9 80 (4.53%) PL/SQL
10 68 (3.85%) VBA
11 47 (2.66%) R
11 47 (2.66%) VB.NET
12 46 (2.60%) TypeScript
13 44 (2.49%) C
14 39 (2.21%) VB
15 33 (1.87%) Bash Shell
15 33 (1.87%) Shell Script
16 26 (1.47%) Java 8
17 18 (1.02%) Scala
18 17 (0.96%) Go
Qualifications
1 186 (10.53%) Degree
2 36 (2.04%) ISTQB
3 31 (1.75%) Microsoft Certification
4 20 (1.13%) Computer Science Degree
5 18 (1.02%) Security Cleared
6 12 (0.68%) HND
6 12 (0.68%) ISEB
6 12 (0.68%) PMI Certification
7 11 (0.62%) Master's Degree
8 10 (0.57%) Cisco Certification
9 9 (0.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 8 (0.45%) CCNA
10 8 (0.45%) MCSE
11 7 (0.40%) SC Cleared
12 5 (0.28%) DBS Check
12 5 (0.28%) MCSA
13 4 (0.23%) ITIL Certification
13 4 (0.23%) MCP
13 4 (0.23%) MCSD
13 4 (0.23%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 155 (8.77%) QA
2 52 (2.94%) SLA
3 31 (1.75%) Data Quality
4 28 (1.58%) GDPR
5 6 (0.34%) Cyber Essentials
6 4 (0.23%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.23%) PMO
7 2 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.057%) Actionable Recommendations
8 1 (0.057%) CDISC
System Software
1 96 (5.43%) Active Directory
2 49 (2.77%) Docker
3 43 (2.43%) Hyper-V
4 30 (1.70%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 29 (1.64%) VMware Infrastructure
6 14 (0.79%) VMware ESXi
7 13 (0.74%) vSphere
8 7 (0.40%) XenApp
9 6 (0.34%) Microsoft App-V
10 5 (0.28%) Oracle RAC
11 4 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
12 3 (0.17%) Shibboleth
13 2 (0.11%) RACF
14 1 (0.057%) HDFS
14 1 (0.057%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 1 (0.057%) Virtual Servers
14 1 (0.057%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 30 (1.70%) Tivoli
2 28 (1.58%) Kubernetes
3 18 (1.02%) SCCM
4 14 (0.79%) SCOM
5 11 (0.62%) HP ALM
6 10 (0.57%) Kibana
7 9 (0.51%) Ansible
7 9 (0.51%) Data Guard
7 9 (0.51%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 9 (0.51%) Single Sign-On
8 7 (0.40%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
8 7 (0.40%) Nagios
9 6 (0.34%) Microsoft Clustering
9 6 (0.34%) Puppet
9 6 (0.34%) SCOrch
9 6 (0.34%) SCVMM
9 6 (0.34%) Terraform
10 5 (0.28%) Failover Clustering
11 4 (0.23%) Docker Swarm
11 4 (0.23%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 410 (23.20%) Microsoft
2 175 (9.90%) Oracle
3 95 (5.38%) Tableau
4 58 (3.28%) IBM
5 57 (3.23%) VMware
6 47 (2.66%) SAP
7 42 (2.38%) Sage
8 34 (1.92%) Salesforce.com
9 32 (1.81%) Google
9 32 (1.81%) Informatica
10 31 (1.75%) Cisco
11 29 (1.64%) HP
12 25 (1.41%) Pega
13 24 (1.36%) Teradata
14 20 (1.13%) Xamarin
15 19 (1.08%) Cognos
16 17 (0.96%) CA Agile Central
17 12 (0.68%) Citrix
17 12 (0.68%) Databricks
17 12 (0.68%) Talend