Period
to 20 July 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 20 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
England > North West
6 months to
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 3 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Permanent jobs citing SQL 2,649 3,297 2,592
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 21.19% 25.14% 22.40%
As % of the Programming Languages category 37.60% 43.20% 42.51%
Number of salaries quoted 2,263 2,882 2,340
North West median annual salary £40,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £26,500 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £56,250
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%

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 7,045 7,632 6,098
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 56.35% 58.19% 52.70%
Number of salaries quoted 5,941 6,539 5,248
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +2.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +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 20 July 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 20 July 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 1,464 £42,500 +6.25% 270
Cheshire 0 652 £42,500 +6.25% 122
Merseyside +2 256 £40,000 +11.11% 58
Lancashire 0 231 £35,000 - 33
Cumbria -3 21 £42,500 -5.56% 4
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 20 July 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.

1 967 (36.50%) SQL Server
2 888 (33.52%) Agile Software Development
3 802 (30.28%) .NET
4 761 (28.73%) C#
5 688 (25.97%) Microsoft
6 626 (23.63%) JavaScript
7 533 (20.12%) Finance
8 532 (20.08%) HTML
9 498 (18.80%) T-SQL
10 497 (18.76%) CSS
11 455 (17.18%) Business Intelligence
12 445 (16.80%) MVC
13 381 (14.38%) Windows
14 374 (14.12%) ASP.NET
15 362 (13.67%) Java
16 337 (12.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 336 (12.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 330 (12.46%) Oracle
19 323 (12.19%) Scrum
20 312 (11.78%) Analytical Skills
21 310 (11.70%) Git (software)
22 291 (10.99%) Problem-Solving
23 279 (10.53%) Test Automation
24 265 (10.00%) Linux
25 261 (9.85%) Data Warehouse
25 261 (9.85%) AngularJS
26 259 (9.78%) Software Engineering
27 254 (9.59%) Microsoft Azure
28 253 (9.55%) Degree
29 245 (9.25%) Web Services

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
1 125 (4.72%) IIS
2 61 (2.30%) Confluence
3 57 (2.15%) SharePoint
4 51 (1.93%) SAS
5 47 (1.77%) Apache Spark
6 46 (1.74%) Tomcat
7 42 (1.59%) Apache
8 41 (1.55%) CMS
9 37 (1.40%) WebSphere
10 35 (1.32%) MS Exchange
11 26 (0.98%) JBoss
12 25 (0.94%) Elasticsearch
13 23 (0.87%) Umbraco
14 22 (0.83%) nginx
15 20 (0.76%) Skype for Business
16 19 (0.72%) WordPress
17 17 (0.64%) Sitefinity
18 16 (0.60%) SharePoint Server
19 15 (0.57%) WebLogic
20 13 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 125 (4.72%) Microsoft Excel
2 76 (2.87%) Microsoft Office
3 26 (0.98%) MS Visio
4 22 (0.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 18 (0.68%) Microsoft Project
6 11 (0.42%) SPSS
7 9 (0.34%) Photoshop
8 5 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
9 3 (0.11%) Stata
10 1 (0.038%) Blender
10 1 (0.038%) Chatbot
10 1 (0.038%) Simulink
10 1 (0.038%) SPSS Modeler
Business Applications
1 101 (3.81%) Dynamics NAV
2 37 (1.40%) Dynamics CRM
3 20 (0.76%) Dynamics AX
4 18 (0.68%) Elite 3E
4 18 (0.68%) Oracle Financials
5 14 (0.53%) Magento
5 14 (0.53%) Workfront
6 13 (0.49%) Oracle EBS
7 8 (0.30%) Payment Gateway
8 7 (0.26%) Oracle Applications
8 7 (0.26%) SAP Business One
9 6 (0.23%) Epicor Tropos
9 6 (0.23%) SAP BPC
10 5 (0.19%) FastStats
10 5 (0.19%) HFM
10 5 (0.19%) NetSuite
10 5 (0.19%) Oracle Internet Expenses
10 5 (0.19%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
10 5 (0.19%) Sage 200
11 4 (0.15%) Infor SunSystems
Cloud Services
1 254 (9.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 229 (8.64%) Amazon AWS
3 78 (2.94%) Office 365
4 63 (2.38%) SaaS
5 58 (2.19%) GitHub
6 46 (1.74%) Amazon S3
7 43 (1.62%) Amazon SQS
8 41 (1.55%) AWS CloudFormation
8 41 (1.55%) Azure Active Directory
9 40 (1.51%) Amazon EC2
10 34 (1.28%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 28 (1.06%) Google Analytics
12 22 (0.83%) DigitalOcean
13 21 (0.79%) Google Cloud Platform
14 20 (0.76%) Dynamics 365
15 19 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
15 19 (0.72%) PaaS
16 18 (0.68%) IaaS
17 13 (0.49%) OpenShift
18 11 (0.42%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 48 (1.81%) Firewall
2 37 (1.40%) TCP/IP
3 33 (1.25%) VPN
4 28 (1.06%) SAN
5 27 (1.02%) HTTP
6 25 (0.94%) Internet
7 24 (0.91%) DNS
7 24 (0.91%) Skype
8 21 (0.79%) Intranet
9 17 (0.64%) VoIP
10 16 (0.60%) VLAN
11 15 (0.57%) LAN
12 14 (0.53%) SMS
13 13 (0.49%) WAN
14 12 (0.45%) DHCP
15 11 (0.42%) NAS
16 10 (0.38%) Wireless
17 9 (0.34%) Wi-Fi
18 8 (0.30%) Broadband
19 7 (0.26%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 967 (36.50%) SQL Server
2 337 (12.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 336 (12.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 261 (9.85%) Data Warehouse
5 238 (8.98%) MySQL
6 183 (6.91%) Relational Database
7 156 (5.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 136 (5.13%) NoSQL
9 124 (4.68%) MongoDB
10 104 (3.93%) Power BI
11 100 (3.78%) SQL Server 2008
12 78 (2.94%) SQL Server 2012
13 75 (2.83%) SQL Server 2016
14 72 (2.72%) Big Data
15 71 (2.68%) Hadoop
16 66 (2.49%) PostgreSQL
17 64 (2.42%) RDBMS
18 62 (2.34%) QlikView
19 61 (2.30%) Oracle Database
20 48 (1.81%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 310 (11.70%) Git (software)
2 157 (5.93%) JIRA
3 143 (5.40%) Jenkins
4 118 (4.45%) Visual Studio
5 109 (4.11%) Team Foundation Server
6 108 (4.08%) Selenium
7 78 (2.94%) Subversion
8 77 (2.91%) Octopus Deploy
9 63 (2.38%) NUnit
10 61 (2.30%) TeamCity
11 39 (1.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 38 (1.43%) Cucumber
12 38 (1.43%) SoapUI
13 34 (1.28%) MSTest
14 28 (1.06%) JUnit
15 26 (0.98%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
16 25 (0.94%) PHPUnit
17 24 (0.91%) Oracle Forms
18 23 (0.87%) MSBuild
18 23 (0.87%) Oracle APEX
General
1 533 (20.12%) Finance
2 215 (8.12%) Retail
3 116 (4.38%) Advertising
4 90 (3.40%) Marketing
5 74 (2.79%) Manufacturing
6 73 (2.76%) Banking
7 70 (2.64%) Legal
8 54 (2.04%) Telecoms
9 47 (1.77%) Law
10 45 (1.70%) Automotive
11 44 (1.66%) Games
12 33 (1.25%) Investment Banking
13 28 (1.06%) Electronics
14 26 (0.98%) Retail Banking
15 24 (0.91%) Back Office
16 7 (0.26%) Billing
16 7 (0.26%) General Ledger
17 6 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
18 5 (0.19%) Aerospace
18 5 (0.19%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 1,184 (44.70%) Developer
2 455 (17.18%) Analyst
3 380 (14.35%) .NET Developer
4 325 (12.27%) C# Developer
5 251 (9.48%) SQL Developer
6 248 (9.36%) C# .NET Developer
7 171 (6.46%) Software Developer
8 154 (5.81%) Senior Developer
9 140 (5.29%) Applications Support
10 131 (4.95%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 128 (4.83%) Support Analyst
12 122 (4.61%) DBA
13 120 (4.53%) Software Engineer
14 102 (3.85%) Consultant
15 98 (3.70%) C# Software Developer
16 95 (3.59%) Architect
17 89 (3.36%) Full Stack Developer
18 88 (3.32%) SQL DBA
19 85 (3.21%) PHP Developer
20 84 (3.17%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 802 (30.28%) .NET
2 532 (20.08%) HTML
3 497 (18.76%) CSS
4 374 (14.12%) ASP.NET
5 261 (9.85%) AngularJS
6 245 (9.25%) Web Services
7 233 (8.80%) jQuery
8 202 (7.63%) .NET Framework
9 182 (6.87%) XML
10 175 (6.61%) ASP.NET MVC
11 153 (5.78%) ASP.NET Web API
12 152 (5.74%) RESTful
13 129 (4.87%) React
14 123 (4.64%) WCF
15 111 (4.19%) REST
16 108 (4.08%) SOAP
17 107 (4.04%) Entity Framework
17 107 (4.04%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 91 (3.44%) LINQ
19 79 (2.98%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 312 (11.78%) Analytical Skills
2 105 (3.96%) Computer Science
3 95 (3.59%) Management Information System
4 80 (3.02%) Enterprise Software
5 76 (2.87%) Greenfield Project
6 67 (2.53%) Self-Motivation
7 56 (2.11%) Data Structures
8 47 (1.77%) Mobile App
9 44 (1.66%) User Experience
10 43 (1.62%) Algorithms
10 43 (1.62%) Fintech
11 37 (1.40%) Private Cloud
12 33 (1.25%) Clustering
13 32 (1.21%) Replication
14 30 (1.13%) Client/Server
14 30 (1.13%) N-Tier
15 27 (1.02%) Linux Command Line
16 23 (0.87%) Mainframe
17 20 (0.76%) Blog
18 17 (0.64%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 381 (14.38%) Windows
2 265 (10.00%) Linux
3 155 (5.85%) Unix
4 126 (4.76%) Windows Server
5 62 (2.34%) Android
6 53 (2.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 50 (1.89%) Apple iOS
8 42 (1.59%) Windows Server 2008
9 20 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 20 (0.76%) Solaris
10 19 (0.72%) CentOS
11 15 (0.57%) Windows 10
12 14 (0.53%) AIX
13 13 (0.49%) HPUX
13 13 (0.49%) Windows 7
13 13 (0.49%) Windows Server 2003
14 9 (0.34%) Debian
15 5 (0.19%) SUSE
15 5 (0.19%) Windows XP
16 4 (0.15%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 888 (33.52%) Agile Software Development
2 455 (17.18%) Business Intelligence
3 445 (16.80%) MVC
4 323 (12.19%) Scrum
5 291 (10.99%) Problem-Solving
6 279 (10.53%) Test Automation
7 259 (9.78%) Software Engineering
8 239 (9.02%) Continuous Integration
9 229 (8.64%) OO
10 223 (8.42%) ETL
11 200 (7.55%) TDD
11 200 (7.55%) Web Development
12 190 (7.17%) DevOps
13 179 (6.76%) Analytics
14 175 (6.61%) SDLC
15 154 (5.81%) ITIL
16 149 (5.62%) Mentoring
17 146 (5.51%) Data Analysis
18 122 (4.61%) Data Modelling
18 122 (4.61%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 761 (28.73%) C#
2 626 (23.63%) JavaScript
3 498 (18.80%) T-SQL
4 362 (13.67%) Java
5 177 (6.68%) PHP
6 174 (6.57%) Python
7 127 (4.79%) PL/SQL
8 95 (3.59%) C++
9 94 (3.55%) C
10 92 (3.47%) VB.NET
11 84 (3.17%) PowerShell
12 71 (2.68%) VBA
13 65 (2.45%) R
14 56 (2.11%) TypeScript
15 49 (1.85%) Ruby
16 48 (1.81%) Shell Script
17 44 (1.66%) VB
18 41 (1.55%) Scala
19 35 (1.32%) Perl
20 32 (1.21%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 253 (9.55%) Degree
2 76 (2.87%) Microsoft Certification
3 53 (2.00%) Computer Science Degree
4 35 (1.32%) Security Cleared
5 34 (1.28%) ISTQB
6 32 (1.21%) MCSE
7 31 (1.17%) ISEB
7 31 (1.17%) MCSA
8 29 (1.09%) SC Cleared
9 26 (0.98%) MCP
10 14 (0.53%) PhD
11 13 (0.49%) Numerate Degree
12 9 (0.34%) AWS Certification
12 9 (0.34%) HNC
12 9 (0.34%) TOGAF Certification
13 8 (0.30%) HND
13 8 (0.30%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 8 (0.30%) SANS
14 7 (0.26%) CREST Certified
14 7 (0.26%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 126 (4.76%) QA
2 44 (1.66%) SLA
3 33 (1.25%) Data Quality
4 32 (1.21%) GDPR
5 20 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 11 (0.42%) PCI DSS
7 8 (0.30%) PMO
8 7 (0.26%) ISO 9001
9 3 (0.11%) GCP
10 1 (0.038%) Actionable Recommendations
10 1 (0.038%) IFRS
10 1 (0.038%) IFRS 9
10 1 (0.038%) MiFID
System Software
1 163 (6.15%) Active Directory
2 67 (2.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 62 (2.34%) Docker
4 48 (1.81%) Virtual Machines
5 44 (1.66%) Hyper-V
6 21 (0.79%) vSphere
7 18 (0.68%) HDFS
8 17 (0.64%) Virtual Servers
9 9 (0.34%) Varnish
9 9 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
10 8 (0.30%) Xen
10 8 (0.30%) XenServer
11 6 (0.23%) Terminal Services
12 4 (0.15%) BitLocker
12 4 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
12 4 (0.15%) VirtualBox
12 4 (0.15%) VMware NSX
12 4 (0.15%) XenApp
13 3 (0.11%) Firmware
13 3 (0.11%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 84 (3.17%) Ansible
2 51 (1.93%) Opscode Chef
3 40 (1.51%) Puppet
4 34 (1.28%) Kubernetes
5 27 (1.02%) SCCM
6 19 (0.72%) Nagios
7 17 (0.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 11 (0.42%) SQL Sentry
9 10 (0.38%) Failover Clustering
9 10 (0.38%) Kibana
10 9 (0.34%) Backup Exec
10 9 (0.34%) SCVMM
10 9 (0.34%) Single Sign-On
11 8 (0.30%) Grafana
11 8 (0.30%) Graphite
11 8 (0.30%) HAProxy
11 8 (0.30%) Microsoft Clustering
12 6 (0.23%) HP Quality Center
13 5 (0.19%) Rancher
13 5 (0.19%) Terraform
Vendors
1 688 (25.97%) Microsoft
2 330 (12.46%) Oracle
3 107 (4.04%) VMware
4 92 (3.47%) Tableau
5 78 (2.94%) SAP
6 76 (2.87%) Google
7 75 (2.83%) Capita
8 63 (2.38%) Xamarin
9 62 (2.34%) New Relic
10 34 (1.28%) Cognos
10 34 (1.28%) Trend Micro
11 33 (1.25%) Cisco
12 29 (1.09%) WorldPay
13 25 (0.94%) Informatica
13 25 (0.94%) Red Hat
13 25 (0.94%) Teradata
14 24 (0.91%) IBM
15 23 (0.87%) Sage
16 21 (0.79%) Citrix
17 19 (0.72%) HP