Period
to

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 15 August 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
England > North West
6 months to
15 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 8 6 3
Rank change year-on-year -2 -3 +2
Permanent jobs citing SQL 1,668 1,263 964
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 17.43% 17.24% 19.96%
As % of the Programming Languages category 40.81% 37.68% 35.77%
Number of salaries quoted 1,042 1,074 835
10th Percentile £33,000 £31,250 £32,500
25th Percentile £40,000 £37,500 £41,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +17.65%
75th Percentile £62,500 £57,875 £57,500
90th Percentile £73,750 £66,250 £65,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +9.52% - +5.00%

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 4,087 3,352 2,695
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 42.71% 45.76% 55.80%
Number of salaries quoted 2,707 2,724 2,336
10th Percentile £34,000 £32,500 £32,500
25th Percentile £42,000 £39,750 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - +11.11%
75th Percentile £70,125 £63,750 £60,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £75,000 £68,750
England median annual salary £62,500 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +8.70% +4.55% +4.76%

SQL
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing SQL as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing SQL in the North West.

Salary trend for SQL in the North West

SQL
Salary Histogram in the North West

Salary distribution for jobs citing SQL in the North West over the 6 months to 15 August 2022.

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 15 August 2022. 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
Jobs
Manchester -2 957 £50,000 - 175
Cheshire 0 394 £45,000 - 27
Merseyside +4 222 £50,000 +11.11% 25
Lancashire -10 82 £50,000 +25.00% 21
Cumbria -16 11 £35,000 -12.50% 4
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 15 August 2022, 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.

1 765 (45.86%) Agile
2 719 (43.11%) Azure
3 648 (38.85%) SQL Server
4 635 (38.07%) .NET
5 588 (35.25%) JavaScript
6 570 (34.17%) Microsoft
7 535 (32.07%) C#
8 510 (30.58%) Social Skills
9 445 (26.68%) DevOps
10 430 (25.78%) CSS
11 404 (24.22%) HTML
12 393 (23.56%) Git (software)
13 368 (22.06%) .NET Core
14 366 (21.94%) MVC
15 330 (19.78%) React
16 316 (18.94%) Finance
16 316 (18.94%) Business Intelligence
17 304 (18.23%) Python
18 292 (17.51%) Serverless
18 292 (17.51%) Azure DevOps
19 274 (16.43%) .NET Framework
20 273 (16.37%) Unit Testing
21 268 (16.07%) jQuery
21 268 (16.07%) Software Engineering
22 256 (15.35%) Entity Framework
23 252 (15.11%) User Stories
24 251 (15.05%) Terraform
25 250 (14.99%) Twitter Bootstrap
26 240 (14.39%) Azure Functions
27 239 (14.33%) Problem-Solving

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 31 (1.86%) SharePoint
2 21 (1.26%) Apache Spark
2 21 (1.26%) SAS
3 18 (1.08%) CMS
3 18 (1.08%) IIS
4 13 (0.78%) Umbraco
5 11 (0.66%) MS Exchange
5 11 (0.66%) Sitefinity
6 10 (0.60%) nginx
7 9 (0.54%) Apache
8 8 (0.48%) Confluence
8 8 (0.48%) JBoss
9 6 (0.36%) NetWeaver
9 6 (0.36%) WebLogic
10 5 (0.30%) Apache Airflow
11 3 (0.18%) OpenStack
12 2 (0.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 2 (0.12%) Sitecore CMS
13 1 (0.060%) Apache Solr
13 1 (0.060%) WordPress
Applications
1 85 (5.10%) Microsoft Excel
2 35 (2.10%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (0.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (0.24%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.18%) Maple
7 2 (0.12%) SPSS
8 1 (0.060%) Stata
Business Applications
1 15 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
1 15 (0.90%) Oracle Financials
2 10 (0.60%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (0.42%) NetSuite
3 7 (0.42%) SessionCam
3 7 (0.42%) WebTrends
4 6 (0.36%) JDE OneWorld
4 6 (0.36%) Oracle Payables
4 6 (0.36%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 6 (0.36%) Oracle Receivables
4 6 (0.36%) SAP Business One
5 5 (0.30%) ResourceLink
6 4 (0.24%) SAP ERP
7 3 (0.18%) Oracle ASCP
7 3 (0.18%) Oracle Assets
7 3 (0.18%) Oracle EBS R12
7 3 (0.18%) Oracle E-Business Tax
7 3 (0.18%) Oracle General Ledger
8 2 (0.12%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 719 (43.11%) Azure
2 292 (17.51%) Azure DevOps
2 292 (17.51%) Serverless
3 240 (14.39%) Azure Functions
4 231 (13.85%) AWS
5 230 (13.79%) Azure Service Bus
6 201 (12.05%) Power Platform
7 92 (5.52%) Azure Cosmos DB
8 86 (5.16%) Snowflake
9 70 (4.20%) Azure Data Factory
10 58 (3.48%) SaaS
11 56 (3.36%) GCP
12 49 (2.94%) Microsoft 365
13 41 (2.46%) Matillion
14 35 (2.10%) GitHub
15 33 (1.98%) AWS Lambda
16 31 (1.86%) Azure Pipelines
16 31 (1.86%) PaaS
17 27 (1.62%) Azure Synapse Analytics
18 25 (1.50%) Azure Logic Apps
Communications & Networking
1 110 (6.59%) HTTP
2 48 (2.88%) SSL
3 40 (2.40%) Internet
4 31 (1.86%) Firewall
5 28 (1.68%) DNS
6 14 (0.84%) SAN
7 13 (0.78%) DHCP
8 8 (0.48%) Wi-Fi
9 7 (0.42%) Intranet
9 7 (0.42%) Network Security
9 7 (0.42%) TCP/IP
9 7 (0.42%) VLAN
9 7 (0.42%) VoIP
10 6 (0.36%) LAN
10 6 (0.36%) WAN
11 5 (0.30%) NAS
12 3 (0.18%) AMQP
12 3 (0.18%) Cisco ISE
12 3 (0.18%) IP Telephony
12 3 (0.18%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 648 (38.85%) SQL Server
2 231 (13.85%) Data Warehouse
3 195 (11.69%) Power BI
4 165 (9.89%) NoSQL
5 140 (8.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 119 (7.13%) MySQL
7 115 (6.89%) Relational Database
8 110 (6.59%) Data Lake
9 97 (5.82%) Tableau
10 87 (5.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 65 (3.90%) Elasticsearch
12 64 (3.84%) MongoDB
13 59 (3.54%) PostgreSQL
14 58 (3.48%) Azure SQL Database
15 49 (2.94%) Star Schema
16 42 (2.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 37 (2.22%) Oracle Database
18 31 (1.86%) Big Data
19 30 (1.80%) QlikView
20 26 (1.56%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 393 (23.56%) Git (software)
2 222 (13.31%) Team Foundation Server
3 67 (4.02%) Jenkins
4 66 (3.96%) JIRA
5 57 (3.42%) GitLab
6 39 (2.34%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 33 (1.98%) Selenium
8 30 (1.80%) Cucumber
9 23 (1.38%) Maven
9 23 (1.38%) Subversion
10 20 (1.20%) JUnit
11 17 (1.02%) Gradle
12 16 (0.96%) Visual Studio
13 15 (0.90%) NUnit
14 14 (0.84%) Bitbucket
14 14 (0.84%) TeamCity
15 13 (0.78%) Ant
16 11 (0.66%) Bugzilla
17 10 (0.60%) Moq
18 9 (0.54%) Redmine
General
1 510 (30.58%) Social Skills
2 316 (18.94%) Finance
3 177 (10.61%) Analytical Skills
4 128 (7.67%) Marketing
5 114 (6.83%) Retail
6 70 (4.20%) Manufacturing
7 63 (3.78%) Public Sector
8 62 (3.72%) Legal
9 59 (3.54%) Banking
10 57 (3.42%) Law
11 49 (2.94%) Automotive
12 32 (1.92%) French Language
12 32 (1.92%) Inclusion and Diversity
13 29 (1.74%) Games
14 28 (1.68%) Telecoms
15 26 (1.56%) Electronics
16 18 (1.08%) Presentation Skills
17 17 (1.02%) Social Housing
18 16 (0.96%) Organisational Skills
19 15 (0.90%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 689 (41.31%) Developer
2 194 (11.63%) Analyst
3 190 (11.39%) .NET Developer
4 154 (9.23%) Data Engineer
4 154 (9.23%) Software Developer
5 142 (8.51%) Software Engineer
6 135 (8.09%) Senior Developer
7 80 (4.80%) Senior .NET Developer
8 74 (4.44%) C# Developer
9 67 (4.02%) DBA
10 66 (3.96%) SQL Developer
11 61 (3.66%) Applications Support
12 55 (3.30%) SQL DBA
13 49 (2.94%) Java Developer
14 45 (2.70%) Data Analyst
14 45 (2.70%) Full Stack Developer
15 42 (2.52%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 42 (2.52%) Graduate
15 42 (2.52%) Support Analyst
16 40 (2.40%) Senior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 635 (38.07%) .NET
2 430 (25.78%) CSS
3 404 (24.22%) HTML
4 368 (22.06%) .NET Core
5 330 (19.78%) React
6 274 (16.43%) .NET Framework
7 268 (16.07%) jQuery
8 256 (15.35%) Entity Framework
9 250 (14.99%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 173 (10.37%) AngularJS
11 126 (7.55%) Node.js
12 102 (6.12%) ASP.NET
13 96 (5.76%) RESTful
14 76 (4.56%) REST
15 67 (4.02%) XML
16 64 (3.84%) Angular 2
17 59 (3.54%) JSON
18 52 (3.12%) Ruby on Rails
19 47 (2.82%) Web Services
20 46 (2.76%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 91 (5.46%) Self-Motivation
2 82 (4.92%) Data Structures
3 54 (3.24%) User Experience
4 51 (3.06%) Greenfield Project
5 50 (3.00%) Data Protection Act
6 28 (1.68%) Algorithms
7 26 (1.56%) Reference Data
8 25 (1.50%) Management Information System
9 24 (1.44%) Cloud Native
10 19 (1.14%) Linux Command Line
11 18 (1.08%) Legacy Systems
11 18 (1.08%) Life Science
12 17 (1.02%) Mobile App
12 17 (1.02%) Replication
13 14 (0.84%) Clustering
13 14 (0.84%) Data Centre
14 12 (0.72%) Hackathon
15 9 (0.54%) Legacy Code
16 8 (0.48%) Blog
16 8 (0.48%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 210 (12.59%) Android
2 209 (12.53%) Apple iOS
3 134 (8.03%) Linux
4 125 (7.49%) Windows
5 55 (3.30%) Windows Server
6 34 (2.04%) Unix
7 32 (1.92%) Windows Server 2016
8 22 (1.32%) Windows Server 2012
9 19 (1.14%) Windows Server 2019
10 16 (0.96%) CentOS
11 15 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 12 (0.72%) Windows 10
13 11 (0.66%) Solaris
14 10 (0.60%) Windows Server 2008
15 7 (0.42%) Windows 7
16 5 (0.30%) Ubuntu
17 4 (0.24%) VMS
18 1 (0.060%) Fedora
18 1 (0.060%) Mac OS
18 1 (0.060%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 765 (45.86%) Agile
2 445 (26.68%) DevOps
3 366 (21.94%) MVC
4 316 (18.94%) Business Intelligence
5 273 (16.37%) Unit Testing
6 268 (16.07%) Software Engineering
7 252 (15.11%) User Stories
8 239 (14.33%) Problem-Solving
9 231 (13.85%) Analytics
10 228 (13.67%) Process Improvement
11 218 (13.07%) ETL
12 213 (12.77%) Product Roadmap
13 205 (12.29%) Dependency Injection
14 195 (11.69%) Test Automation
15 187 (11.21%) CI/CD
16 175 (10.49%) Data Modelling
17 164 (9.83%) Microservices
18 161 (9.65%) Full Stack Development
19 145 (8.69%) SDLC
20 139 (8.33%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 588 (35.25%) JavaScript
2 535 (32.07%) C#
3 304 (18.23%) Python
4 238 (14.27%) Java
5 189 (11.33%) T-SQL
6 99 (5.94%) PowerShell
7 82 (4.92%) TypeScript
8 80 (4.80%) Ruby
9 73 (4.38%) Go
10 57 (3.42%) R
11 52 (3.12%) PHP
11 52 (3.12%) VB
12 37 (2.22%) PL/SQL
13 34 (2.04%) Tcl
14 31 (1.86%) VB.NET
15 24 (1.44%) C++
16 23 (1.38%) VBA
17 21 (1.26%) Bash
18 19 (1.14%) Shell Script
19 16 (0.96%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 170 (10.19%) Degree
2 40 (2.40%) Security Cleared
3 34 (2.04%) Microsoft Certification
4 27 (1.62%) SC Cleared
5 22 (1.32%) Computer Science Degree
5 22 (1.32%) Numerate Degree
6 16 (0.96%) DBS Check
7 11 (0.66%) ISTQB
8 10 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
9 9 (0.54%) MCSA
10 8 (0.48%) CIMA
11 6 (0.36%) AAT
11 6 (0.36%) ACCA
11 6 (0.36%) AWS Certification
12 5 (0.30%) PhD
13 4 (0.24%) ISEB
13 4 (0.24%) MCTS
14 2 (0.12%) DV Cleared
14 2 (0.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 2 (0.12%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 99 (5.94%) Data Quality
2 78 (4.68%) QA
3 31 (1.86%) SLA
4 15 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 10 (0.60%) PCI DSS
6 9 (0.54%) GDPR
7 6 (0.36%) ISO 9001
8 4 (0.24%) Accessibility
8 4 (0.24%) WCAG
9 2 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.060%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 1 (0.060%) HL7
10 1 (0.060%) PMO
System Software
1 155 (9.29%) Docker
2 69 (4.14%) Active Directory
3 19 (1.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (0.60%) Hyper-V
5 5 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (0.24%) Oracle RAC
7 3 (0.18%) vSphere
7 3 (0.18%) XenApp
8 2 (0.12%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (0.12%) Oracle Clusterware
8 2 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.060%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 1 (0.060%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.060%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 251 (15.05%) Terraform
2 112 (6.71%) Kubernetes
3 27 (1.62%) Ansible
4 14 (0.84%) Puppet
5 12 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
6 10 (0.60%) Docker Swarm
6 10 (0.60%) Failover Clustering
7 8 (0.48%) Prometheus
8 5 (0.30%) HP Fortify
8 5 (0.30%) Microsoft Intune
8 5 (0.30%) Nagios
8 5 (0.30%) Oracle RMAN
8 5 (0.30%) Packer
8 5 (0.30%) SCCM
8 5 (0.30%) SCOM
9 3 (0.18%) Grafana
9 3 (0.18%) HP ALM
9 3 (0.18%) Rancher
9 3 (0.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 3 (0.18%) vRealize
Vendors
1 570 (34.17%) Microsoft
2 218 (13.07%) Xamarin
3 186 (11.15%) Oracle
4 72 (4.32%) Google
5 62 (3.72%) SAP
6 42 (2.52%) VMware
7 28 (1.68%) Cisco
8 23 (1.38%) Salesforce.com
9 22 (1.32%) Hitachi
10 21 (1.26%) Databricks
11 19 (1.14%) Informatica
12 16 (0.96%) Red Hat
13 15 (0.90%) Citrix
14 13 (0.78%) Alteryx
14 13 (0.78%) Teradata
15 11 (0.66%) Adobe
15 11 (0.66%) NETGEAR
15 11 (0.66%) Talend
16 10 (0.60%) HP
17 9 (0.54%) Splunk