Period
to 23 November 2017

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 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
England > North West
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 3 3 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 -1
Permanent jobs citing SQL 2862 2939 2935
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 21.60% 23.50% 22.64%
As % of the Programming Languages category 38.76% 41.93% 44.49%
Number of salaries quoted 2453 2625 2654
North West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% +4.90%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £58,750 £53,750
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 7384 7009 6597
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 55.74% 56.05% 50.89%
Number of salaries quoted 6158 6080 5671
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £58,750 £55,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% 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 23 November 2017.

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 November 2017. 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 1631 £40,000 -5.88% 139
Cheshire +2 717 £42,500 +21.43% 69
Lancashire 0 272 £35,000 -6.67% 22
Merseyside -2 185 £34,000 -6.85% 16
Cumbria -2 17 £41,250 +50.00% 3
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT jobs citing SQL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region with a requirement for SQL.

1 1025 (35.81%) SQL Server
2 972 (33.96%) .NET
3 908 (31.73%) C#
4 863 (30.15%) Agile Software Development
5 816 (28.51%) JavaScript
6 705 (24.63%) HTML
7 627 (21.91%) Microsoft
8 623 (21.77%) Business Intelligence
9 622 (21.73%) Finance
10 614 (21.45%) CSS
11 566 (19.78%) MVC
12 522 (18.24%) T-SQL
13 516 (18.03%) Java
14 492 (17.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 481 (16.81%) ASP.NET
16 405 (14.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 401 (14.01%) jQuery
18 395 (13.80%) Oracle
19 381 (13.31%) Windows
20 345 (12.05%) Web Services
21 322 (11.25%) Degree
22 320 (11.18%) Scrum
23 313 (10.94%) Analytical Skills
24 310 (10.83%) Linux
25 288 (10.06%) Data Warehouse
26 279 (9.75%) Analytics
27 268 (9.36%) TDD
28 267 (9.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
29 263 (9.19%) OO
30 254 (8.87%) Git (software)

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
1 127 (4.44%) SAS
2 91 (3.18%) Apache
3 79 (2.76%) IIS
4 77 (2.69%) SharePoint
5 54 (1.89%) CMS
6 51 (1.78%) Apache Spark
6 51 (1.78%) MS Exchange
7 48 (1.68%) Tomcat
8 32 (1.12%) WebSphere
9 28 (0.98%) JBoss
10 25 (0.87%) Umbraco
11 24 (0.84%) Confluence
12 21 (0.73%) OpenStack
12 21 (0.73%) WordPress
13 18 (0.63%) CloudStack
13 18 (0.63%) WebLogic
14 17 (0.59%) nginx
15 15 (0.52%) Sitecore CMS
16 14 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2010
17 12 (0.42%) CICS
Applications
1 169 (5.90%) Microsoft Excel
2 72 (2.52%) Microsoft Office
3 27 (0.94%) FileZilla
4 19 (0.66%) SPSS
5 17 (0.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 11 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
7 8 (0.28%) MS Visio
8 7 (0.24%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.070%) Microsoft Project
10 1 (0.035%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.035%) Weka
Business Applications
1 34 (1.19%) Dynamics NAV
2 31 (1.08%) Magento
3 24 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
4 19 (0.66%) Payment Gateway
5 18 (0.63%) SAP Business One
6 16 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
7 11 (0.38%) SAP Hybris
8 9 (0.31%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 8 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
10 7 (0.24%) Dynamics GP
10 7 (0.24%) Oracle ERP
10 7 (0.24%) Sage CRM
11 6 (0.21%) SAP GRC
12 5 (0.17%) Oracle EBS R12
13 4 (0.14%) Cerner Millennium
13 4 (0.14%) Cognos TM1
14 3 (0.10%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
14 3 (0.10%) NetSuite
14 3 (0.10%) Oracle Applications
14 3 (0.10%) Sage 1000
Cloud Services
1 178 (6.22%) Amazon AWS
2 175 (6.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 44 (1.54%) Office 365
4 31 (1.08%) Google Cloud Platform
5 26 (0.91%) GitHub
6 24 (0.84%) OpenShift
7 21 (0.73%) SaaS
8 19 (0.66%) AWS CloudFormation
9 16 (0.56%) Sage Pay
10 15 (0.52%) Amazon EMR
11 14 (0.49%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 8 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
13 6 (0.21%) Dynamics 365
13 6 (0.21%) IaaS
14 5 (0.17%) Amazon CloudSearch
14 5 (0.17%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 5 (0.17%) PaaS
15 3 (0.10%) Responsys
15 3 (0.10%) Silverpop
15 3 (0.10%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 56 (1.96%) HTTP
2 45 (1.57%) Internet
3 38 (1.33%) DNS
4 34 (1.19%) SMS
5 27 (0.94%) FTP
5 27 (0.94%) SMTP
6 24 (0.84%) Firewall
7 22 (0.77%) Intranet
8 20 (0.70%) DHCP
9 19 (0.66%) TCP/IP
10 17 (0.59%) VoIP
10 17 (0.59%) WAN
11 16 (0.56%) LAN
11 16 (0.56%) SAN
11 16 (0.56%) SSL
12 10 (0.35%) VPN
13 9 (0.31%) Ethernet
13 9 (0.31%) Skype
14 8 (0.28%) WinSCP
14 8 (0.28%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1025 (35.81%) SQL Server
2 492 (17.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 405 (14.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 288 (10.06%) Data Warehouse
5 267 (9.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 222 (7.76%) MySQL
7 170 (5.94%) Relational Database
8 141 (4.93%) NoSQL
9 136 (4.75%) Power BI
10 126 (4.40%) SQL Server 2008
11 113 (3.95%) Big Data
12 109 (3.81%) SQL Server 2014
13 105 (3.67%) Hadoop
14 100 (3.49%) SQL Server 2016
15 94 (3.28%) SQL Server 2012
16 90 (3.14%) Oracle Database
17 85 (2.97%) Crystal Reports
18 84 (2.94%) MongoDB
19 82 (2.87%) Microsoft Analysis Services
20 77 (2.69%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 254 (8.87%) Git (software)
2 156 (5.45%) Visual Studio
3 125 (4.37%) JIRA
4 121 (4.23%) Jenkins
5 96 (3.35%) Selenium
6 94 (3.28%) Team Foundation Server
7 82 (2.87%) Subversion
8 62 (2.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 51 (1.78%) JUnit
9 51 (1.78%) NUnit
9 51 (1.78%) TeamCity
10 50 (1.75%) ProC
11 42 (1.47%) Cucumber
12 41 (1.43%) Bitbucket
13 39 (1.36%) MSTest
14 34 (1.19%) Maven
14 34 (1.19%) Oracle Forms
15 32 (1.12%) Mercurial
16 31 (1.08%) WebDriver
17 30 (1.05%) Eclipse
General
1 622 (21.73%) Finance
2 180 (6.29%) Marketing
3 158 (5.52%) Manufacturing
4 153 (5.35%) Banking
5 143 (5.00%) Retail
6 134 (4.68%) Telecoms
7 92 (3.21%) Electronics
8 79 (2.76%) Advertising
9 63 (2.20%) Legal
10 50 (1.75%) Law
11 42 (1.47%) Games
12 36 (1.26%) Investment Banking
13 31 (1.08%) Automotive
14 30 (1.05%) Back Office
15 13 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
16 12 (0.42%) Billing
16 12 (0.42%) Retail Banking
17 4 (0.14%) Financial Institution
18 3 (0.10%) Aerospace
18 3 (0.10%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 1533 (53.56%) Developer
2 471 (16.46%) .NET Developer
3 398 (13.91%) SQL Developer
4 381 (13.31%) Analyst
5 358 (12.51%) C# Developer
6 273 (9.54%) C# .NET Developer
7 208 (7.27%) Software Developer
8 192 (6.71%) Senior Developer
9 175 (6.11%) Java Developer
10 171 (5.97%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 128 (4.47%) Consultant
12 127 (4.44%) Software Engineer
13 126 (4.40%) Applications Support
14 123 (4.30%) ASP.NET Developer
15 111 (3.88%) SQL Server Developer
16 109 (3.81%) PHP Developer
17 108 (3.77%) DBA
17 108 (3.77%) SQL BI Developer
18 106 (3.70%) C# ASP.NET Developer
19 89 (3.11%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 972 (33.96%) .NET
2 705 (24.63%) HTML
3 614 (21.45%) CSS
4 481 (16.81%) ASP.NET
5 401 (14.01%) jQuery
6 345 (12.05%) Web Services
7 253 (8.84%) AngularJS
8 230 (8.04%) ASP.NET MVC
9 223 (7.79%) .NET Framework
10 213 (7.44%) XML
11 199 (6.95%) Spring
12 174 (6.08%) ASP.NET Web API
13 166 (5.80%) HTML5
14 160 (5.59%) SOAP
15 147 (5.14%) REST
16 135 (4.72%) Hibernate
17 131 (4.58%) Ajax
17 131 (4.58%) RESTful
18 124 (4.33%) Entity Framework
19 117 (4.09%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 313 (10.94%) Analytical Skills
2 125 (4.37%) Computer Science
3 77 (2.69%) Data Structures
4 75 (2.62%) Greenfield Project
4 75 (2.62%) Management Information System
5 73 (2.55%) User Experience
6 63 (2.20%) iPad
7 56 (1.96%) N-Tier
8 54 (1.89%) Mobile App
9 42 (1.47%) Algorithms
9 42 (1.47%) Fintech
10 39 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
10 39 (1.36%) Replication
11 35 (1.22%) NHS
12 29 (1.01%) Public Cloud
13 24 (0.84%) Life Science
14 20 (0.70%) Clustering
14 20 (0.70%) Mainframe
15 17 (0.59%) Data Centre
16 16 (0.56%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 381 (13.31%) Windows
2 310 (10.83%) Linux
3 185 (6.46%) Unix
4 109 (3.81%) Windows Server
5 39 (1.36%) Windows Server 2012
6 35 (1.22%) Android
7 32 (1.12%) Apple iOS
8 31 (1.08%) Windows Server 2008
9 17 (0.59%) Windows 7
10 13 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 12 (0.42%) Windows 10
12 11 (0.38%) Ubuntu
13 10 (0.35%) Windows Server 2003
14 6 (0.21%) Windows 8
15 4 (0.14%) CentOS
16 3 (0.10%) AIX
16 3 (0.10%) Mac OS
16 3 (0.10%) Windows Embedded Compact
17 1 (0.035%) Solaris
17 1 (0.035%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 863 (30.15%) Agile Software Development
2 623 (21.77%) Business Intelligence
3 566 (19.78%) MVC
4 320 (11.18%) Scrum
5 279 (9.75%) Analytics
6 268 (9.36%) TDD
7 263 (9.19%) OO
8 246 (8.60%) Software Engineering
9 236 (8.25%) Test Automation
10 222 (7.76%) Continuous Integration
10 222 (7.76%) ETL
10 222 (7.76%) Web Development
11 196 (6.85%) E-Commerce
12 183 (6.39%) DevOps
13 159 (5.56%) Mentoring
14 151 (5.28%) OOP
15 146 (5.10%) SDLC
16 131 (4.58%) Data Analysis
17 128 (4.47%) ITIL
17 128 (4.47%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 908 (31.73%) C#
2 816 (28.51%) JavaScript
3 522 (18.24%) T-SQL
4 516 (18.03%) Java
5 237 (8.28%) PHP
6 230 (8.04%) Python
7 146 (5.10%) C++
8 138 (4.82%) PL/SQL
9 122 (4.26%) VB.NET
10 86 (3.00%) C
11 83 (2.90%) Ruby
12 81 (2.83%) Shell Script
13 80 (2.80%) VBA
14 72 (2.52%) VB
15 56 (1.96%) PowerShell
16 52 (1.82%) Bash Shell
17 51 (1.78%) VBScript
18 50 (1.75%) PROC SQL
18 50 (1.75%) SAS Macro
19 49 (1.71%) Scala
Qualifications
1 322 (11.25%) Degree
2 57 (1.99%) ISEB
3 53 (1.85%) ISTQB
4 52 (1.82%) Microsoft Certification
5 47 (1.64%) Computer Science Degree
6 46 (1.61%) Security Cleared
7 25 (0.87%) CCNA
7 25 (0.87%) Cisco Certification
7 25 (0.87%) MCSA
8 23 (0.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 21 (0.73%) SC Cleared
10 18 (0.63%) MCSE
11 16 (0.56%) Master's Degree
12 15 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
12 15 (0.52%) PhD
13 14 (0.49%) MCITP
14 11 (0.38%) CCENT
15 9 (0.31%) Numerate Degree
16 8 (0.28%) PMI Certification
17 7 (0.24%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 117 (4.09%) QA
2 52 (1.82%) SLA
3 51 (1.78%) Data Quality
4 14 (0.49%) PCI DSS
5 13 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 9 (0.31%) ISO 9000
7 8 (0.28%) PMO
8 7 (0.24%) COBIT
8 7 (0.24%) GDPR
9 6 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 5 (0.17%) ISO 9001
11 3 (0.10%) WAI
12 1 (0.035%) Actionable Recommendations
12 1 (0.035%) TickIT
System Software
1 76 (2.66%) Active Directory
2 71 (2.48%) Docker
3 53 (1.85%) VMware Infrastructure
4 23 (0.80%) vSphere
5 21 (0.73%) Hyper-V
6 18 (0.63%) Xen
6 18 (0.63%) XenServer
7 15 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
9 5 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
9 5 (0.17%) XenApp
10 4 (0.14%) VMware Server
11 3 (0.10%) Oracle RAC
11 3 (0.10%) Snort
11 3 (0.10%) Terminal Services
11 3 (0.10%) Time Sharing Option
11 3 (0.10%) Virtual Desktop
11 3 (0.10%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (0.070%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 2 (0.070%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 97 (3.39%) Puppet
2 96 (3.35%) Opscode Chef
3 51 (1.78%) Ansible
4 26 (0.91%) SCCM
5 24 (0.84%) Cobbler
5 24 (0.84%) Tivoli
6 22 (0.77%) Kubernetes
7 17 (0.59%) Mesos
8 15 (0.52%) SCOM
9 14 (0.49%) Ambari
10 13 (0.45%) Kibana
11 12 (0.42%) Nagios
12 11 (0.38%) ZABBIX
13 10 (0.35%) Prometheus
14 8 (0.28%) Perfmon
15 7 (0.24%) Ganglia
15 7 (0.24%) SCOrch
16 6 (0.21%) Failover Clustering
17 5 (0.17%) Cacti
17 5 (0.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 627 (21.91%) Microsoft
2 395 (13.80%) Oracle
3 156 (5.45%) SAP
4 104 (3.63%) Tableau
5 91 (3.18%) VMware
6 89 (3.11%) Google
7 55 (1.92%) Cognos
8 44 (1.54%) IBM
9 33 (1.15%) Cisco
10 32 (1.12%) Sage
11 28 (0.98%) Informatica
11 28 (0.98%) PayPal
12 24 (0.84%) Twitter
13 23 (0.80%) Capita
13 23 (0.80%) EnterpriseDB
13 23 (0.80%) Teradata
14 22 (0.77%) Sitecore
15 21 (0.73%) Splunk
16 20 (0.70%) Citrix
17 19 (0.66%) Facebook