Period
to 24 August 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 24 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
England > North West
6 months to
24 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 3 3 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 -1
Permanent jobs citing SQL 3212 2607 2943
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 24.43% 22.52% 23.00%
As % of the Programming Languages category 42.45% 42.03% 44.57%
Number of salaries quoted 2786 2339 2607
North West median annual salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £25,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £56,250 £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 7566 6202 6603
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 57.55% 53.59% 51.60%
Number of salaries quoted 6398 5374 5598
North West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,000 £25,750
90th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £53,750
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +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 24 August 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 24 August 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 0 1981 £40,000 - 133
Cheshire 0 658 £40,000 +14.29% 70
Lancashire +3 322 £35,000 - 29
Merseyside -3 195 £35,750 -4.67% 22
Cumbria +1 22 £45,000 +57.30%
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 24 August 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 1285 (40.01%) SQL Server
2 1169 (36.39%) .NET
3 1040 (32.38%) C#
4 975 (30.35%) Agile Software Development
5 953 (29.67%) JavaScript
6 878 (27.33%) HTML
7 754 (23.47%) CSS
8 707 (22.01%) Microsoft
9 687 (21.39%) Business Intelligence
10 685 (21.33%) Finance
11 611 (19.02%) T-SQL
12 609 (18.96%) Java
13 604 (18.80%) MVC
14 591 (18.40%) ASP.NET
15 526 (16.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 493 (15.35%) jQuery
17 473 (14.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 452 (14.07%) Oracle
19 410 (12.76%) Degree
20 390 (12.14%) Windows
21 386 (12.02%) Web Services
22 344 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
23 341 (10.62%) Linux
24 335 (10.43%) OO
25 334 (10.40%) Data Warehouse
26 333 (10.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
27 312 (9.71%) Scrum
28 293 (9.12%) ASP.NET MVC
29 286 (8.90%) TDD
30 280 (8.72%) Continuous Integration

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 (3.95%) SAS
2 100 (3.11%) IIS
3 83 (2.58%) SharePoint
4 72 (2.24%) CMS
5 69 (2.15%) Apache
5 69 (2.15%) Apache Spark
6 65 (2.02%) Tomcat
7 51 (1.59%) MS Exchange
8 39 (1.21%) Umbraco
9 31 (0.97%) Sitecore CMS
10 30 (0.93%) OpenStack
11 29 (0.90%) WebSphere
12 27 (0.84%) CloudStack
12 27 (0.84%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 25 (0.78%) OpenEdge
14 23 (0.72%) JBoss
15 21 (0.65%) Confluence
16 20 (0.62%) nginx
17 18 (0.56%) WebLogic
18 17 (0.53%) Drupal
Applications
1 171 (5.32%) Microsoft Excel
2 82 (2.55%) Microsoft Office
3 41 (1.28%) FileZilla
4 23 (0.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 23 (0.72%) SPSS
5 18 (0.56%) MS Visio
6 9 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.12%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.093%) Microsoft Project
9 2 (0.062%) Chatbot
10 1 (0.031%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.031%) Weka
Business Applications
1 45 (1.40%) Dynamics NAV
2 28 (0.87%) Dynamics CRM
3 24 (0.75%) Magento
3 24 (0.75%) Oracle EBS R12
4 22 (0.68%) Oracle EBS
5 20 (0.62%) Payment Gateway
6 17 (0.53%) Oracle Applications
6 17 (0.53%) Oracle ERP
7 13 (0.40%) SAP Business One
8 11 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
8 11 (0.34%) Oracle Financials
8 11 (0.34%) Oracle Payables
8 11 (0.34%) Oracle Receivables
9 10 (0.31%) Oracle Cash Management
9 10 (0.31%) Oracle General Ledger
9 10 (0.31%) Sage 200
10 9 (0.28%) Oracle Assets
11 8 (0.25%) Oracle E-Business Tax
12 7 (0.22%) Sage CRM
12 7 (0.22%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 180 (5.60%) Amazon AWS
2 174 (5.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 48 (1.49%) Google Cloud Platform
4 29 (0.90%) Office 365
5 27 (0.84%) GitHub
6 21 (0.65%) SaaS
7 20 (0.62%) Amazon EMR
8 16 (0.50%) Google Analytics
8 16 (0.50%) Sage Pay
9 9 (0.28%) Google Play
10 6 (0.19%) Dynamics 365
10 6 (0.19%) PaaS
11 5 (0.16%) AWS CloudFormation
11 5 (0.16%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 4 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
12 4 (0.12%) IaaS
12 4 (0.12%) Trello
13 2 (0.062%) Amazon S3
13 2 (0.062%) Cloud Computing
13 2 (0.062%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 79 (2.46%) HTTP
2 49 (1.53%) DNS
2 49 (1.53%) Internet
3 43 (1.34%) FTP
4 41 (1.28%) SMTP
5 39 (1.21%) TCP/IP
6 33 (1.03%) Firewall
7 32 (1.00%) DHCP
8 27 (0.84%) SMS
9 25 (0.78%) Ethernet
9 25 (0.78%) SAN
10 24 (0.75%) LAN
11 23 (0.72%) WAN
12 20 (0.62%) Intranet
13 17 (0.53%) VLAN
13 17 (0.53%) VoIP
14 15 (0.47%) RS-232
15 13 (0.40%) Network Security
16 11 (0.34%) SSL
16 11 (0.34%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1285 (40.01%) SQL Server
2 526 (16.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 473 (14.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 334 (10.40%) Data Warehouse
5 333 (10.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 202 (6.29%) MySQL
7 196 (6.10%) Relational Database
8 182 (5.67%) SQL Server 2008
9 166 (5.17%) NoSQL
10 144 (4.48%) SQL Server 2014
11 141 (4.39%) Big Data
12 137 (4.27%) Hadoop
13 124 (3.86%) SQL Server 2012
14 108 (3.36%) SQL Server 2016
15 99 (3.08%) Crystal Reports
16 93 (2.90%) Power BI
17 92 (2.86%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 92 (2.86%) MongoDB
18 82 (2.55%) Oracle Database
19 78 (2.43%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 259 (8.06%) Git (software)
2 221 (6.88%) Visual Studio
3 144 (4.48%) JIRA
4 119 (3.70%) Subversion
4 119 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
5 114 (3.55%) Selenium
6 86 (2.68%) Jenkins
7 69 (2.15%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 58 (1.81%) NUnit
9 52 (1.62%) Cucumber
10 50 (1.56%) ProC
11 46 (1.43%) JUnit
12 43 (1.34%) MSTest
12 43 (1.34%) Oracle Forms
13 42 (1.31%) Mercurial
14 36 (1.12%) TeamCity
15 35 (1.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 34 (1.06%) Eclipse
17 33 (1.03%) Maven
18 24 (0.75%) Bitbucket
General
1 685 (21.33%) Finance
2 258 (8.03%) Marketing
3 175 (5.45%) Manufacturing
4 170 (5.29%) Retail
5 158 (4.92%) Telecoms
6 139 (4.33%) Banking
7 120 (3.74%) Electronics
8 78 (2.43%) Legal
9 65 (2.02%) Advertising
10 52 (1.62%) Games
11 43 (1.34%) Law
12 29 (0.90%) Automotive
13 20 (0.62%) Back Office
14 19 (0.59%) Investment Banking
15 17 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
16 9 (0.28%) Billing
16 9 (0.28%) General Ledger
17 6 (0.19%) Retail Banking
18 5 (0.16%) Corporate Banking
18 5 (0.16%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 1754 (54.61%) Developer
2 536 (16.69%) .NET Developer
3 449 (13.98%) SQL Developer
4 442 (13.76%) C# Developer
5 438 (13.64%) Analyst
6 323 (10.06%) C# .NET Developer
7 236 (7.35%) Java Developer
8 234 (7.29%) Senior Developer
9 233 (7.25%) Software Developer
10 179 (5.57%) ASP.NET Developer
11 172 (5.35%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 153 (4.76%) SQL Server Developer
13 143 (4.45%) Software Engineer
14 133 (4.14%) JavaScript Developer
15 132 (4.11%) Consultant
16 130 (4.05%) C# ASP.NET Developer
16 130 (4.05%) DBA
17 110 (3.42%) Junior
18 107 (3.33%) Applications Support
18 107 (3.33%) SQL BI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1169 (36.39%) .NET
2 878 (27.33%) HTML
3 754 (23.47%) CSS
4 591 (18.40%) ASP.NET
5 493 (15.35%) jQuery
6 386 (12.02%) Web Services
7 293 (9.12%) ASP.NET MVC
8 278 (8.66%) .NET Framework
9 263 (8.19%) XML
10 260 (8.09%) AngularJS
11 242 (7.53%) HTML5
12 208 (6.48%) ASP.NET Web API
13 188 (5.85%) Spring
14 178 (5.54%) Entity Framework
15 168 (5.23%) REST
16 159 (4.95%) SOAP
17 156 (4.86%) Ajax
18 146 (4.55%) WCF
19 144 (4.48%) JSON
20 119 (3.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 344 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
2 151 (4.70%) Computer Science
3 138 (4.30%) iPad
4 110 (3.42%) Greenfield Project
5 103 (3.21%) Data Structures
6 86 (2.68%) Mobile App
7 78 (2.43%) N-Tier
8 71 (2.21%) Management Information System
9 65 (2.02%) User Experience
10 63 (1.96%) Algorithms
11 61 (1.90%) Enterprise Software
12 49 (1.53%) Replication
13 46 (1.43%) Clustering
14 40 (1.25%) Public Cloud
15 35 (1.09%) iSeries
16 34 (1.06%) AS400
17 20 (0.62%) BBC
17 20 (0.62%) Social Media
18 19 (0.59%) NHS
19 17 (0.53%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 390 (12.14%) Windows
2 341 (10.62%) Linux
3 190 (5.92%) Unix
4 101 (3.14%) Windows Server
5 48 (1.49%) Android
6 47 (1.46%) Windows Server 2012
7 34 (1.06%) Apple iOS
8 20 (0.62%) Windows Server 2008
9 15 (0.47%) Mac OS
9 15 (0.47%) Windows Embedded Compact
10 13 (0.40%) AIX
10 13 (0.40%) Windows 7
11 10 (0.31%) Windows Server 2003
12 8 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 8 (0.25%) Windows 10
13 7 (0.22%) Ubuntu
14 5 (0.16%) Solaris
15 4 (0.12%) CentOS
15 4 (0.12%) Windows 8
16 3 (0.093%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 975 (30.35%) Agile Software Development
2 687 (21.39%) Business Intelligence
3 604 (18.80%) MVC
4 335 (10.43%) OO
5 312 (9.71%) Scrum
6 286 (8.90%) TDD
7 280 (8.72%) Continuous Integration
8 279 (8.69%) Test Automation
9 278 (8.66%) Software Engineering
10 275 (8.56%) Analytics
11 274 (8.53%) E-Commerce
12 273 (8.50%) Web Development
13 264 (8.22%) ETL
14 257 (8.00%) SDLC
15 222 (6.91%) Unit Testing
16 175 (5.45%) DevOps
17 166 (5.17%) OOP
18 161 (5.01%) ERP
19 153 (4.76%) Mentoring
20 144 (4.48%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 1040 (32.38%) C#
2 953 (29.67%) JavaScript
3 611 (19.02%) T-SQL
4 609 (18.96%) Java
5 252 (7.85%) PHP
6 236 (7.35%) Python
7 202 (6.29%) C++
8 146 (4.55%) VB.NET
9 145 (4.51%) PL/SQL
10 109 (3.39%) Shell Script
11 108 (3.36%) VB
12 100 (3.11%) C
13 94 (2.93%) Ruby
14 65 (2.02%) TypeScript
15 62 (1.93%) VBA
16 61 (1.90%) VBScript
17 54 (1.68%) PowerShell
18 53 (1.65%) R
19 50 (1.56%) PROC SQL
19 50 (1.56%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 410 (12.76%) Degree
2 65 (2.02%) ISEB
3 61 (1.90%) ISTQB
4 58 (1.81%) Computer Science Degree
5 41 (1.28%) Security Cleared
6 36 (1.12%) Microsoft Certification
7 29 (0.90%) PhD
8 19 (0.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 14 (0.44%) HND
9 14 (0.44%) MCSA
10 12 (0.37%) Master's Degree
11 11 (0.34%) MCSE
12 10 (0.31%) DV Cleared
13 9 (0.28%) CCNA
13 9 (0.28%) Cisco Certification
14 8 (0.25%) MCITP
14 8 (0.25%) SC Cleared
15 7 (0.22%) DBS Check
15 7 (0.22%) Numerate Degree
15 7 (0.22%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 124 (3.86%) QA
2 63 (1.96%) Data Quality
3 40 (1.25%) SLA
4 15 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 14 (0.44%) PCI DSS
6 11 (0.34%) ISO 9000
7 7 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 6 (0.19%) WAI
9 5 (0.16%) COBIT
10 4 (0.12%) ISO 9001
11 3 (0.093%) Cyber Essentials
11 3 (0.093%) PMO
12 2 (0.062%) GDPR
13 1 (0.031%) 21 CFR Part 11
13 1 (0.031%) Actionable Recommendations
13 1 (0.031%) GCP
System Software
1 92 (2.86%) Active Directory
2 44 (1.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (1.06%) vSphere
4 32 (1.00%) Docker
5 28 (0.87%) XenServer
6 27 (0.84%) Xen
7 21 (0.65%) VMware ESXi
8 14 (0.44%) Hyper-V
9 12 (0.37%) Terminal Services
10 10 (0.31%) VMware Server
11 6 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
12 5 (0.16%) HDFS
12 5 (0.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 5 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
12 5 (0.16%) XenApp
13 4 (0.12%) Firmware
13 4 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
14 3 (0.093%) XenDesktop
15 2 (0.062%) KVM
15 2 (0.062%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 114 (3.55%) Puppet
2 104 (3.24%) Opscode Chef
3 67 (2.09%) Ansible
4 28 (0.87%) Tivoli
5 27 (0.84%) Cobbler
5 27 (0.84%) Mesos
6 17 (0.53%) WSUS
7 12 (0.37%) Nagios
8 10 (0.31%) SCCM
9 9 (0.28%) SCOM
10 8 (0.25%) Failover Clustering
10 8 (0.25%) Perfmon
11 6 (0.19%) Control-M
11 6 (0.19%) Oracle RMAN
12 5 (0.16%) Cacti
12 5 (0.16%) Kibana
12 5 (0.16%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 4 (0.12%) HP Quality Center
13 4 (0.12%) OpenNMS
13 4 (0.12%) RANCID
Vendors
1 707 (22.01%) Microsoft
2 452 (14.07%) Oracle
3 175 (5.45%) SAP
4 109 (3.39%) Google
5 108 (3.36%) Tableau
6 84 (2.62%) VMware
7 81 (2.52%) IBM
8 46 (1.43%) Cognos
9 43 (1.34%) PayPal
10 41 (1.28%) Sage
10 41 (1.28%) Sitecore
11 38 (1.18%) Cisco
12 34 (1.06%) Facebook
13 28 (0.87%) Xamarin
14 27 (0.84%) EnterpriseDB
15 23 (0.72%) Informatica
15 23 (0.72%) Teradata
16 21 (0.65%) Apple
17 20 (0.62%) NetApp
18 19 (0.59%) Sony