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 3 months to 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
SQL (Structured Query Language)
England / North West
Rank 3 3 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 0  
Permanent jobs citing SQL 1532 1290 1512
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 24.94% 22.69% 22.91%
As % of the Programming Languages category 42.47% 44.10% 44.81%
Number of salaries quoted 1331 1141 1337
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £54,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

SQL is in the programming language skills category. The next 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 programming language skills.

Programming Language Skills
North West
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 3607 2925 3374
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 58.72% 51.45% 51.11%
Number of salaries quoted 3097 2489 2893
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.46% +1.25%  

SQL
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing SQL as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

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 3 months to 25 March 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 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester 0 900 £40,000 - 167
Cheshire +3 299 £40,000 +6.66% 60
Merseyside 0 162 £36,000 +10.76% 20
Lancashire 0 156 £35,000 +7.69% 26
Cumbria +3 2 £46,000 +34.30% 2
SQL
England

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 1293 (42.74%) SQL Server
2 1074 (35.50%) .NET
3 977 (32.30%) C#
4 915 (30.25%) Agile Software Development
5 828 (27.37%) Microsoft
6 817 (27.01%) JavaScript
7 743 (24.56%) HTML
8 611 (20.20%) CSS
9 608 (20.10%) MVC
10 596 (19.70%) ASP.NET
11 557 (18.41%) Finance
12 533 (17.62%) T-SQL
13 510 (16.86%) Java
14 480 (15.87%) Business Intelligence
15 461 (15.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 451 (14.91%) MS Excel
17 441 (14.58%) jQuery
18 433 (14.31%) Oracle
19 413 (13.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 362 (11.97%) Degree
21 341 (11.27%) Windows
22 333 (11.01%) Web Services
23 315 (10.41%) Software Engineering
24 313 (10.35%) Analytical Skills
25 308 (10.18%) Linux
26 298 (9.85%) ASP.NET MVC
27 287 (9.49%) OO
28 278 (9.19%) Data Warehouse
29 277 (9.16%) Scrum
30 264 (8.73%) .NET Framework

SQL
Top Related 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 89 (2.94%) SharePoint
2 88 (2.91%) IIS
3 86 (2.84%) Tomcat
4 56 (1.85%) SAS
5 51 (1.69%) CMS
6 47 (1.55%) JBoss
6 47 (1.55%) Umbraco
7 38 (1.26%) Apache
7 38 (1.26%) MS Exchange
8 34 (1.12%) OpenStack
8 34 (1.12%) WebSphere
9 33 (1.09%) CloudStack
10 30 (0.99%) BizTalk Server
11 23 (0.76%) Apache Spark
11 23 (0.76%) Oracle Workflow
12 19 (0.63%) WebLogic
13 18 (0.60%) Sitecore CMS
14 17 (0.56%) Elasticsearch
15 14 (0.46%) nginx
16 12 (0.40%) EPiServer
Applications
1 451 (14.91%) MS Excel
2 85 (2.81%) MS Office
3 18 (0.60%) MS Visio
4 15 (0.50%) SPSS
5 12 (0.40%) MS PowerPoint
6 9 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.099%) MS Project
8 2 (0.066%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.033%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.033%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 41 (1.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 31 (1.02%) Oracle EBS
3 23 (0.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 20 (0.66%) Oracle EBS R12
5 19 (0.63%) Dynamics NAV
5 19 (0.63%) Oracle Applications
6 15 (0.50%) Oracle ASCP
7 13 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
8 12 (0.40%) Oracle Assets
8 12 (0.40%) Oracle General Ledger
8 12 (0.40%) Oracle Payables
9 11 (0.36%) Oracle Cash Management
9 11 (0.36%) Oracle Receivables
9 11 (0.36%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 11 (0.36%) Visualfiles
10 10 (0.33%) Oracle ERP
11 9 (0.30%) SAP Business One
12 8 (0.26%) Cognos Business Intelligence
12 8 (0.26%) Magento
12 8 (0.26%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 168 (5.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 157 (5.19%) Amazon AWS
3 48 (1.59%) SaaS
4 44 (1.45%) Office 365
5 32 (1.06%) Google Cloud Platform
6 28 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
7 25 (0.83%) GitHub
8 21 (0.69%) PaaS
9 13 (0.43%) Google Analytics
10 11 (0.36%) IaaS
11 9 (0.30%) Amazon EC2
12 7 (0.23%) Amazon S3
13 6 (0.20%) Google Play
14 4 (0.13%) FinancialForce.com
14 4 (0.13%) Force.com
14 4 (0.13%) Sumo Logic
15 3 (0.099%) Amazon EMR
15 3 (0.099%) Azure Machine Learning
15 3 (0.099%) iPaaS
15 3 (0.099%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 87 (2.88%) Firewall
2 76 (2.51%) DNS
3 70 (2.31%) Internet
4 54 (1.79%) HTTP
5 49 (1.62%) TCP/IP
6 46 (1.52%) SAN
7 39 (1.29%) DHCP
8 37 (1.22%) WAN
9 33 (1.09%) VLAN
10 31 (1.02%) LAN
11 22 (0.73%) VPN
12 15 (0.50%) Broadband
12 15 (0.50%) Ethernet
12 15 (0.50%) Intranet
12 15 (0.50%) VoIP
12 15 (0.50%) Wi-Fi
13 12 (0.40%) Cisco IOS
14 11 (0.36%) Cisco ASA
15 10 (0.33%) MPLS
15 10 (0.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1293 (42.74%) SQL Server
2 461 (15.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 413 (13.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 278 (9.19%) Data Warehouse
5 250 (8.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 233 (7.70%) SQL Server 2008
7 224 (7.40%) MySQL
8 173 (5.72%) Relational Database
9 149 (4.93%) NoSQL
10 117 (3.87%) Big Data
11 112 (3.70%) Oracle Database
12 107 (3.54%) SQL Server 2014
13 97 (3.21%) SQL Server 2012
14 88 (2.91%) Hadoop
15 80 (2.64%) MongoDB
16 73 (2.41%) SQL Server 2005
17 68 (2.25%) Power BI
18 58 (1.92%) RDBMS
19 52 (1.72%) QlikView
20 51 (1.69%) DB2
Development Applications
1 216 (7.14%) Git (software)
2 200 (6.61%) Visual Studio
3 115 (3.80%) Team Foundation Server
4 114 (3.77%) JIRA
5 113 (3.74%) Subversion
6 94 (3.11%) NUnit
7 89 (2.94%) Selenium
8 68 (2.25%) JUnit
9 64 (2.12%) Jenkins
10 48 (1.59%) Maven
10 48 (1.59%) Mercurial
11 41 (1.36%) MSTest
12 34 (1.12%) Eclipse
13 33 (1.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 32 (1.06%) Oracle Forms
15 29 (0.96%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
16 22 (0.73%) WebDriver
17 21 (0.69%) Cucumber
18 20 (0.66%) TeamCity
19 19 (0.63%) Oracle APEX
General
1 557 (18.41%) Finance
2 136 (4.50%) Marketing
3 121 (4.00%) Retail
4 91 (3.01%) Manufacturing
5 84 (2.78%) Legal
6 83 (2.74%) Banking
7 59 (1.95%) Advertising
8 51 (1.69%) Telecoms
9 50 (1.65%) Games
10 38 (1.26%) Law
11 25 (0.83%) Electronics
12 23 (0.76%) Back Office
13 21 (0.69%) Financial Institution
14 19 (0.63%) Billing
15 15 (0.50%) Corporate Banking
16 11 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
17 10 (0.33%) Automotive
17 10 (0.33%) Multimedia
18 7 (0.23%) Publishing
19 3 (0.099%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 1539 (50.88%) Developer
2 520 (17.19%) Analyst
3 506 (16.73%) .NET Developer
4 425 (14.05%) C# Developer
5 396 (13.09%) SQL Developer
6 323 (10.68%) C# .NET Developer
7 286 (9.45%) Senior Developer
8 245 (8.10%) Java Developer
9 184 (6.08%) Software Developer
10 174 (5.75%) ASP.NET Developer
11 163 (5.39%) DBA
12 148 (4.89%) SQL DBA
13 147 (4.86%) Support Analyst
14 138 (4.56%) SQL Analyst
15 134 (4.43%) C# ASP.NET Developer
16 123 (4.07%) Applications Support
17 121 (4.00%) Software Engineer
18 117 (3.87%) SQL Server Developer
19 114 (3.77%) Web Developer
20 109 (3.60%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1074 (35.50%) .NET
2 743 (24.56%) HTML
3 611 (20.20%) CSS
4 596 (19.70%) ASP.NET
5 441 (14.58%) jQuery
6 333 (11.01%) Web Services
7 298 (9.85%) ASP.NET MVC
8 264 (8.73%) .NET Framework
9 249 (8.23%) XML
10 241 (7.97%) AngularJS
11 206 (6.81%) WCF
12 177 (5.85%) HTML5
13 170 (5.62%) ASP.NET Web API
14 166 (5.49%) Spring
15 147 (4.86%) Entity Framework
16 133 (4.40%) REST
17 123 (4.07%) WPF
18 116 (3.83%) Ajax
19 110 (3.64%) Hibernate
20 109 (3.60%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 313 (10.35%) Analytical Skills
2 217 (7.17%) iPad
3 159 (5.26%) Computer Science
4 83 (2.74%) Management Information System
5 78 (2.58%) Clustering
6 69 (2.28%) Mobile App
6 69 (2.28%) Replication
7 67 (2.21%) Enterprise Software
8 58 (1.92%) Algorithms
8 58 (1.92%) User Experience
9 53 (1.75%) Data Structures
10 48 (1.59%) Data Centre
10 48 (1.59%) iSeries
11 41 (1.36%) N-Tier
12 39 (1.29%) AS400
13 28 (0.93%) Xbox
14 24 (0.79%) Driving Licence
15 21 (0.69%) Mainframe
16 15 (0.50%) Internet of Things
17 14 (0.46%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 341 (11.27%) Windows
2 308 (10.18%) Linux
3 178 (5.88%) Unix
4 142 (4.69%) Windows Server
5 56 (1.85%) Windows Server 2012
6 53 (1.75%) Apple iOS
7 52 (1.72%) Android
8 42 (1.39%) Windows Server 2008
9 27 (0.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 26 (0.86%) Windows 7
11 18 (0.60%) AIX
11 18 (0.60%) CentOS
12 17 (0.56%) Solaris
13 16 (0.53%) Windows 8
14 14 (0.46%) Ubuntu
14 14 (0.46%) Windows Server 2003
15 12 (0.40%) HPUX
16 11 (0.36%) Windows 10
17 10 (0.33%) Debian
18 7 (0.23%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 915 (30.25%) Agile Software Development
2 608 (20.10%) MVC
3 480 (15.87%) Business Intelligence
4 315 (10.41%) Software Engineering
5 287 (9.49%) OO
6 277 (9.16%) Scrum
7 260 (8.60%) TDD
8 253 (8.36%) Continuous Integration
9 249 (8.23%) Web Development
10 234 (7.74%) ETL
11 230 (7.60%) SDLC
12 213 (7.04%) E-Commerce
13 180 (5.95%) Unit Testing
14 171 (5.65%) ITIL
15 154 (5.09%) Performance Tuning
16 146 (4.83%) Analytics
17 141 (4.66%) DevOps
18 132 (4.36%) Data Modelling
19 128 (4.23%) ERP
19 128 (4.23%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 977 (32.30%) C#
2 817 (27.01%) JavaScript
3 533 (17.62%) T-SQL
4 510 (16.86%) Java
5 179 (5.92%) PHP
6 164 (5.42%) Python
7 148 (4.89%) C++
8 140 (4.63%) PL/SQL
9 138 (4.56%) VB.NET
10 91 (3.01%) PowerShell
11 87 (2.88%) VBA
12 78 (2.58%) Ruby
13 73 (2.41%) Shell Script
14 71 (2.35%) VB
15 66 (2.18%) C
16 48 (1.59%) Perl
17 45 (1.49%) R
18 44 (1.45%) RPG
19 42 (1.39%) Bash Shell
20 32 (1.06%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 362 (11.97%) Degree
2 73 (2.41%) Microsoft Certification
3 53 (1.75%) ISEB
4 44 (1.45%) ISTQB
5 43 (1.42%) Security Cleared
6 31 (1.02%) SC Cleared
7 30 (0.99%) Cisco Certification
8 27 (0.89%) PhD
9 24 (0.79%) MCITP
9 24 (0.79%) MCSE
10 21 (0.69%) MCSA
11 19 (0.63%) CCNP
12 18 (0.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 15 (0.50%) HND
14 14 (0.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 12 (0.40%) MCTS
16 11 (0.36%) HNC
17 10 (0.33%) CCSE
18 9 (0.30%) DBS Check
19 8 (0.26%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 131 (4.33%) QA
2 42 (1.39%) Data Quality
2 42 (1.39%) SLA
3 30 (0.99%) PCI DSS
4 26 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 16 (0.53%) ISO 9001
6 15 (0.50%) WAI
7 9 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 8 (0.26%) ISO 9000
9 5 (0.17%) SDET
10 3 (0.099%) Cyber Essentials
10 3 (0.099%) IFRS
10 3 (0.099%) IFRS 9
10 3 (0.099%) PMO
11 2 (0.066%) 21 CFR Part 11
11 2 (0.066%) GCP
11 2 (0.066%) IAS 39
12 1 (0.033%) COBIT
System Software
1 117 (3.87%) Active Directory
2 69 (2.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 66 (2.18%) vSphere
4 62 (2.05%) Hyper-V
5 34 (1.12%) Docker
6 33 (1.09%) Xen
6 33 (1.09%) XenServer
7 15 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
8 13 (0.43%) Terminal Services
8 13 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
8 13 (0.43%) Virtual Servers
9 10 (0.33%) Postfix
9 10 (0.33%) qmail
10 9 (0.30%) Firmware
11 7 (0.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 6 (0.20%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 6 (0.20%) Oracle RAC
12 6 (0.20%) VMware ESX
13 4 (0.13%) XenApp
14 3 (0.099%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 76 (2.51%) Puppet
2 63 (2.08%) Opscode Chef
3 36 (1.19%) Tivoli
4 34 (1.12%) Nagios
5 29 (0.96%) Cobbler
6 24 (0.79%) Ansible
6 24 (0.79%) WSUS
7 19 (0.63%) SCOM
8 18 (0.60%) SCCM
9 11 (0.36%) Backup Exec
9 11 (0.36%) Norton AntiVirus
10 9 (0.30%) Ganglia
10 9 (0.30%) HP SIM
10 9 (0.30%) Netcool
11 8 (0.26%) Failover Clustering
12 7 (0.23%) NetBackup
12 7 (0.23%) OpenNMS
12 7 (0.23%) OpenView
12 7 (0.23%) RANCID
12 7 (0.23%) vRealize
Vendors
1 828 (27.37%) Microsoft
2 433 (14.31%) Oracle
3 124 (4.10%) VMware
4 105 (3.47%) Tableau
5 100 (3.31%) Google
6 85 (2.81%) IBM
7 61 (2.02%) Cisco
8 58 (1.92%) SAP
9 43 (1.42%) Salesforce.com
10 42 (1.39%) HP
11 35 (1.16%) Red Hat
12 34 (1.12%) Sage
13 33 (1.09%) Cognos
13 33 (1.09%) EnterpriseDB
14 27 (0.89%) Xamarin
15 24 (0.79%) Citrix
16 22 (0.73%) Informatica
17 19 (0.63%) NetApp
17 19 (0.63%) Sitecore
18 17 (0.56%) Hyperion
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