Period
to 16 November 2018

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 16 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
England > North West
6 months to
16 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 3 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Permanent jobs citing SQL 2,321 2,893 2,940
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 19.81% 21.86% 23.54%
As % of the Programming Languages category 37.39% 39.23% 41.95%
Number of salaries quoted 2,023 2,478 2,627
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £61,250 £60,000 £57,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 6,208 7,374 7,008
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 52.99% 55.72% 56.12%
Number of salaries quoted 5,198 6,169 6,083
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £58,750
England median annual salary £52,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.00% +5.26% +5.56%

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 16 November 2018.

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 16 November 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 -1 1,380 £45,000 +12.50% 299
Cheshire -1 518 £42,500 - 129
Merseyside +2 194 £36,100 +3.14% 50
Lancashire +1 190 £35,000 - 53
Cumbria -2 11 £35,000 -12.50% 3
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 16 November 2018, 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.

1 788 (33.95%) SQL Server
2 730 (31.45%) Agile Software Development
3 667 (28.74%) Microsoft
4 653 (28.13%) .NET
5 610 (26.28%) C#
6 522 (22.49%) Finance
7 483 (20.81%) JavaScript
8 453 (19.52%) T-SQL
9 429 (18.48%) HTML
10 419 (18.05%) Windows
11 406 (17.49%) Business Intelligence
12 369 (15.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 364 (15.68%) CSS
14 340 (14.65%) MVC
15 315 (13.57%) Linux
16 305 (13.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 288 (12.41%) ASP.NET
18 286 (12.32%) Java
19 276 (11.89%) Microsoft Azure
20 259 (11.16%) Analytical Skills
21 246 (10.60%) Oracle
22 236 (10.17%) Problem-Solving
23 221 (9.52%) Git (software)
24 220 (9.48%) Web Development
25 215 (9.26%) Mentoring
26 214 (9.22%) Software Engineering
27 212 (9.13%) MySQL
28 211 (9.09%) Test Automation
28 211 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
29 208 (8.96%) Degree

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
1 110 (4.74%) IIS
2 77 (3.32%) SharePoint
3 59 (2.54%) Confluence
4 34 (1.46%) WebSphere
5 31 (1.34%) Tomcat
6 29 (1.25%) Apache Spark
6 29 (1.25%) CMS
7 27 (1.16%) MS Exchange
7 27 (1.16%) SAS
8 26 (1.12%) nginx
8 26 (1.12%) WebLogic
9 21 (0.90%) JBoss
10 18 (0.78%) Skype for Business
10 18 (0.78%) WordPress
11 13 (0.56%) Apache
12 10 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
13 9 (0.39%) Umbraco
14 8 (0.34%) CloudStack
14 8 (0.34%) OpenStack
14 8 (0.34%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 144 (6.20%) Microsoft Excel
2 103 (4.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 71 (3.06%) Microsoft Office
4 14 (0.60%) Photoshop
5 11 (0.47%) SPSS
6 10 (0.43%) MS Visio
7 4 (0.17%) Chatbot
7 4 (0.17%) Microsoft Project
7 4 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 3 (0.13%) Stata
Business Applications
1 39 (1.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 31 (1.34%) Dynamics NAV
3 21 (0.90%) Dynamics AX
4 11 (0.47%) Oracle Financials
5 7 (0.30%) Oracle Applications
5 7 (0.30%) Visualfiles
6 6 (0.26%) Epicor Tropos
6 6 (0.26%) Infor SunSystems
6 6 (0.26%) NetSuite
6 6 (0.26%) Payment Gateway
7 5 (0.22%) Magento
7 5 (0.22%) SAP S/4HANA
8 4 (0.17%) Elite 3E
8 4 (0.17%) Oracle ERP
8 4 (0.17%) SAP Business One
9 3 (0.13%) Maximo
9 3 (0.13%) Northgate Housing
9 3 (0.13%) Sage 200
9 3 (0.13%) SAP BPC
10 2 (0.086%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 276 (11.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 211 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
3 68 (2.93%) Office 365
4 57 (2.46%) GitHub
5 56 (2.41%) SaaS
6 48 (2.07%) AWS CloudFormation
7 46 (1.98%) Azure Active Directory
8 42 (1.81%) Amazon EC2
8 42 (1.81%) Amazon S3
8 42 (1.81%) Amazon SQS
9 38 (1.64%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 25 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
11 22 (0.95%) IaaS
12 21 (0.90%) Google Cloud Platform
12 21 (0.90%) PaaS
13 15 (0.65%) Google Analytics
14 11 (0.47%) Dynamics 365
15 10 (0.43%) Azure Data Factory
16 8 (0.34%) DigitalOcean
17 7 (0.30%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 87 (3.75%) Wi-Fi
2 83 (3.58%) Network Security
3 61 (2.63%) Firewall
4 31 (1.34%) TCP/IP
5 30 (1.29%) DNS
5 30 (1.29%) Skype
6 29 (1.25%) SAN
7 28 (1.21%) VoIP
8 25 (1.08%) Intranet
8 25 (1.08%) VPN
9 24 (1.03%) Internet
10 23 (0.99%) HTTP
11 21 (0.90%) DHCP
12 17 (0.73%) LAN
12 17 (0.73%) SSH
13 16 (0.69%) MPLS
14 15 (0.65%) WAN
15 14 (0.60%) VLAN
16 11 (0.47%) SMS
17 10 (0.43%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 788 (33.95%) SQL Server
2 369 (15.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 305 (13.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 212 (9.13%) MySQL
5 191 (8.23%) Data Warehouse
6 172 (7.41%) NoSQL
7 171 (7.37%) Relational Database
8 140 (6.03%) MongoDB
9 135 (5.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 127 (5.47%) Power BI
11 126 (5.43%) SQL Server 2008
12 93 (4.01%) SQL Server 2012
13 67 (2.89%) PostgreSQL
14 63 (2.71%) Big Data
15 62 (2.67%) Oracle Database
16 61 (2.63%) SQL Server 2014
17 59 (2.54%) QlikView
18 49 (2.11%) SQL Server 2016
19 48 (2.07%) Amazon RDS
19 48 (2.07%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 221 (9.52%) Git (software)
2 139 (5.99%) JIRA
3 118 (5.08%) Jenkins
4 104 (4.48%) Visual Studio
5 94 (4.05%) Selenium
6 70 (3.02%) Team Foundation Server
7 63 (2.71%) TeamCity
8 61 (2.63%) Subversion
9 53 (2.28%) Cucumber
9 53 (2.28%) Octopus Deploy
10 51 (2.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 42 (1.81%) Oracle APEX
12 36 (1.55%) NUnit
13 35 (1.51%) Oracle Forms
14 29 (1.25%) JMeter
15 28 (1.21%) WebDriver
16 25 (1.08%) MSTest
17 22 (0.95%) SoapUI
18 20 (0.86%) PHPUnit
19 19 (0.82%) SpecFlow
General
1 522 (22.49%) Finance
2 148 (6.38%) Retail
3 127 (5.47%) Legal
4 74 (3.19%) Marketing
5 70 (3.02%) Banking
6 64 (2.76%) Manufacturing
7 58 (2.50%) Advertising
8 49 (2.11%) Telecoms
9 44 (1.90%) Law
10 34 (1.46%) Games
11 24 (1.03%) Investment Banking
12 23 (0.99%) Electronics
13 16 (0.69%) Back Office
14 15 (0.65%) Retail Banking
15 11 (0.47%) Automotive
16 9 (0.39%) Financial Institution
17 8 (0.34%) German Language
18 6 (0.26%) Billing
18 6 (0.26%) Dutch Language
18 6 (0.26%) French Language
Job Titles
1 971 (41.84%) Developer
2 465 (20.03%) Analyst
3 281 (12.11%) .NET Developer
4 258 (11.12%) C# Developer
5 236 (10.17%) SQL Developer
6 179 (7.71%) C# .NET Developer
7 151 (6.51%) DBA
8 130 (5.60%) Software Developer
9 118 (5.08%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 118 (5.08%) Senior Analyst
10 114 (4.91%) Senior Developer
11 113 (4.87%) IT Analyst
12 110 (4.74%) SQL DBA
13 100 (4.31%) Applications Support
14 89 (3.83%) Administrator
15 86 (3.71%) Security Analyst
16 85 (3.66%) IT Security Analyst
16 85 (3.66%) Senior IT Security Analyst
16 85 (3.66%) Senior Security Analyst
16 85 (3.66%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 653 (28.13%) .NET
2 429 (18.48%) HTML
3 364 (15.68%) CSS
4 288 (12.41%) ASP.NET
5 193 (8.32%) AngularJS
6 175 (7.54%) Web Services
7 173 (7.45%) XML
8 158 (6.81%) ASP.NET MVC
9 154 (6.64%) jQuery
10 133 (5.73%) .NET Framework
11 124 (5.34%) RESTful
12 122 (5.26%) ASP.NET Web API
13 110 (4.74%) React
13 110 (4.74%) SOAP
14 107 (4.61%) WCF
15 93 (4.01%) REST
16 77 (3.32%) .NET Core
17 75 (3.23%) HTML5
18 74 (3.19%) Entity Framework
19 64 (2.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 259 (11.16%) Analytical Skills
2 109 (4.70%) Management Information System
3 89 (3.83%) Greenfield Project
4 81 (3.49%) Cyber Kill Chain
5 67 (2.89%) Computer Science
6 60 (2.59%) Self-Motivation
7 55 (2.37%) Enterprise Software
8 53 (2.28%) Replication
9 48 (2.07%) Data Structures
10 45 (1.94%) Fintech
11 40 (1.72%) Private Cloud
12 38 (1.64%) User Experience
13 36 (1.55%) Algorithms
14 35 (1.51%) Mobile App
15 28 (1.21%) Clustering
16 23 (0.99%) N-Tier
17 22 (0.95%) Linux Command Line
17 22 (0.95%) Mainframe
18 17 (0.73%) Blog
19 13 (0.56%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 419 (18.05%) Windows
2 315 (13.57%) Linux
3 108 (4.65%) Unix
4 103 (4.44%) Windows Server
5 64 (2.76%) Windows Server 2012
6 48 (2.07%) Android
7 44 (1.90%) Windows Server 2008
8 36 (1.55%) Apple iOS
9 29 (1.25%) Windows 10
10 22 (0.95%) Windows 7
11 17 (0.73%) CentOS
11 17 (0.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 12 (0.52%) Solaris
13 8 (0.34%) Windows 8
14 5 (0.22%) Windows Server 2003
15 4 (0.17%) Embedded Linux
16 3 (0.13%) Windows Mobile
17 2 (0.086%) AIX
17 2 (0.086%) SUSE
17 2 (0.086%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 730 (31.45%) Agile Software Development
2 406 (17.49%) Business Intelligence
3 340 (14.65%) MVC
4 236 (10.17%) Problem-Solving
5 220 (9.48%) Web Development
6 215 (9.26%) Mentoring
7 214 (9.22%) Software Engineering
8 211 (9.09%) Test Automation
9 207 (8.92%) Scrum
10 198 (8.53%) ETL
11 192 (8.27%) Continuous Integration
12 179 (7.71%) DevOps
13 178 (7.67%) TDD
14 175 (7.54%) Analytics
15 156 (6.72%) Disaster Recovery
16 155 (6.68%) ITIL
17 154 (6.64%) SDLC
18 136 (5.86%) OO
19 132 (5.69%) Data Analysis
20 122 (5.26%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 610 (26.28%) C#
2 483 (20.81%) JavaScript
3 453 (19.52%) T-SQL
4 286 (12.32%) Java
5 150 (6.46%) Python
6 129 (5.56%) PHP
7 118 (5.08%) PL/SQL
8 78 (3.36%) PowerShell
9 63 (2.71%) C++
10 58 (2.50%) VB.NET
11 51 (2.20%) C
11 51 (2.20%) R
12 47 (2.02%) VBA
13 45 (1.94%) TypeScript
14 42 (1.81%) VB
15 37 (1.59%) Ruby
16 31 (1.34%) Perl
17 26 (1.12%) Shell Script
18 24 (1.03%) Scala
19 22 (0.95%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 208 (8.96%) Degree
2 86 (3.71%) CISSP
2 86 (3.71%) SANS
3 85 (3.66%) CREST Certified
4 72 (3.10%) Microsoft Certification
5 44 (1.90%) ISEB
5 44 (1.90%) ISTQB
6 34 (1.46%) Computer Science Degree
7 16 (0.69%) MCSE
8 15 (0.65%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 14 (0.60%) PhD
10 13 (0.56%) PMI Certification
11 11 (0.47%) AWS Certification
11 11 (0.47%) CCNA
11 11 (0.47%) Cisco Certification
12 10 (0.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 10 (0.43%) Security Cleared
13 7 (0.30%) HNC
13 7 (0.30%) Master's Degree
14 6 (0.26%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 125 (5.39%) QA
2 119 (5.13%) GDPR
3 101 (4.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 95 (4.09%) PCI DSS
5 45 (1.94%) SLA
6 20 (0.86%) Data Quality
7 12 (0.52%) PMO
8 3 (0.13%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.086%) Actionable Recommendations
9 2 (0.086%) MiFID
10 1 (0.043%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.043%) GAAP
10 1 (0.043%) HL7
10 1 (0.043%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 149 (6.42%) VMware Infrastructure
2 136 (5.86%) Active Directory
3 84 (3.62%) Docker
4 52 (2.24%) Virtual Machines
5 44 (1.90%) Hyper-V
6 22 (0.95%) vSphere
7 18 (0.78%) XenDesktop
8 16 (0.69%) VMware ESXi
9 15 (0.65%) Virtual Servers
10 14 (0.60%) XenApp
11 9 (0.39%) Xen
11 9 (0.39%) XenServer
12 7 (0.30%) Firmware
13 6 (0.26%) EMC RecoverPoint
13 6 (0.26%) HDFS
14 5 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
14 5 (0.22%) VirtualBox
15 4 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
15 4 (0.17%) VMware NSX
16 3 (0.13%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 68 (2.93%) Ansible
2 57 (2.46%) Opscode Chef
3 53 (2.28%) Puppet
4 38 (1.64%) SCCM
5 34 (1.46%) Kubernetes
6 19 (0.82%) Nagios
7 14 (0.60%) Packer
7 14 (0.60%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 11 (0.47%) SCOM
9 8 (0.34%) Terraform
10 7 (0.30%) FortiGate
10 7 (0.30%) SCVMM
11 6 (0.26%) Grafana
11 6 (0.26%) Prometheus
11 6 (0.26%) Tivoli
11 6 (0.26%) vCenter Server
12 5 (0.22%) Consul
12 5 (0.22%) Docker Swarm
12 5 (0.22%) Failover Clustering
12 5 (0.22%) Graphite
Vendors
1 667 (28.74%) Microsoft
2 246 (10.60%) Oracle
3 194 (8.36%) VMware
4 122 (5.26%) Cisco
5 95 (4.09%) Tableau
6 63 (2.71%) Google
7 60 (2.59%) New Relic
8 44 (1.90%) SAP
9 40 (1.72%) Citrix
10 38 (1.64%) Trend Micro
11 36 (1.55%) Xamarin
12 23 (0.99%) Red Hat
13 22 (0.95%) Cognos
13 22 (0.95%) Sage
14 19 (0.82%) Atlassian
14 19 (0.82%) IBM
15 17 (0.73%) Teradata
16 16 (0.69%) RedGate
16 16 (0.69%) Veeam
17 14 (0.60%) Splunk