Period
to 16 February 2020

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 16 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
England > North West
6 months to
16 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 3 3 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Permanent jobs citing SQL 1,665 1,993 2,668
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 19.88% 19.35% 20.78%
As % of the Programming Languages category 37.56% 36.80% 36.37%
Number of salaries quoted 1,355 1,742 2,220
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +12.50% -
10th Percentile £29,250 £28,750 £27,263
90th Percentile £66,250 £62,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,500
% change year-on-year - +9.89% +1.11%

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 4,433 5,416 7,336
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 52.94% 52.58% 57.13%
Number of salaries quoted 3,600 4,545 6,087
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £68,750 £61,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

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 16 February 2020.

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 16 February 2020. 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 +3 1,028 £47,500 +5.56% 323
Cheshire -1 371 £42,500 - 130
Lancashire -3 120 £37,654 +7.58% 53
Merseyside -3 120 £40,000 +6.67% 55
Cumbria -9 15 £35,000 -9.68% 6
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 16 February 2020, 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.

1 612 (36.76%) Agile Software Development
2 547 (32.85%) C#
3 526 (31.59%) SQL Server
4 523 (31.41%) .NET
5 406 (24.38%) JavaScript
6 388 (23.30%) Microsoft
7 313 (18.80%) Finance
8 301 (18.08%) Azure
9 277 (16.64%) HTML
10 270 (16.22%) Java
11 265 (15.92%) MVC
12 264 (15.86%) Business Intelligence
13 250 (15.02%) CSS
14 237 (14.23%) ASP.NET
15 229 (13.75%) Problem-Solving
16 213 (12.79%) Windows
17 212 (12.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 206 (12.37%) AWS
19 202 (12.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 199 (11.95%) DevOps
21 196 (11.77%) Scrum
22 186 (11.17%) Web Services
23 185 (11.11%) Git (software)
24 184 (11.05%) T-SQL
25 183 (10.99%) Data Warehouse
26 182 (10.93%) AngularJS
27 178 (10.69%) Power Platform
28 177 (10.63%) Power BI
28 177 (10.63%) Software Engineering
29 176 (10.57%) TDD

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 38 (2.28%) IIS
2 34 (2.04%) Apache Spark
3 28 (1.68%) SAS
4 24 (1.44%) SharePoint
5 19 (1.14%) Apache
6 18 (1.08%) Elasticsearch
7 16 (0.96%) CMS
7 16 (0.96%) Confluence
7 16 (0.96%) MS Exchange
8 14 (0.84%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 12 (0.72%) Oracle Workflow
9 12 (0.72%) Umbraco
10 11 (0.66%) BizTalk Server
11 8 (0.48%) Skype for Business
11 8 (0.48%) WebSphere
12 7 (0.42%) Oracle Service Bus
12 7 (0.42%) Sitefinity
12 7 (0.42%) WordPress
13 6 (0.36%) Mule
14 5 (0.30%) Jupyter
Applications
1 91 (5.47%) Microsoft Excel
2 59 (3.54%) Microsoft Office
3 19 (1.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 12 (0.72%) Spreadsheet
5 9 (0.54%) SPSS
6 4 (0.24%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.060%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 34 (2.04%) Oracle EBS
2 33 (1.98%) Payment Gateway
3 27 (1.62%) Dynamics CRM
4 13 (0.78%) Oracle EBS R12
5 12 (0.72%) Dynamics NAV
6 11 (0.66%) Oracle Applications
6 11 (0.66%) Oracle ERP
6 11 (0.66%) Oracle Payables
7 10 (0.60%) Dynamics AX
8 9 (0.54%) Magento
8 9 (0.54%) Oracle Cash Management
9 7 (0.42%) Elite 3E
9 7 (0.42%) Oracle Financials
10 5 (0.30%) Oracle Receivables
10 5 (0.30%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
11 4 (0.24%) Sage X3
12 3 (0.18%) Oracle Assets
12 3 (0.18%) Oracle E-Business Tax
12 3 (0.18%) Raiser's Edge
13 2 (0.12%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 301 (18.08%) Azure
2 206 (12.37%) AWS
3 178 (10.69%) Power Platform
4 56 (3.36%) Office 365
5 44 (2.64%) Amazon EC2
6 41 (2.46%) SaaS
7 40 (2.40%) GitHub
8 36 (2.16%) GCP
9 33 (1.98%) Cloud Computing
10 24 (1.44%) Dynamics 365
10 24 (1.44%) Serverless
11 17 (1.02%) IaaS
12 16 (0.96%) Amazon ECS
13 15 (0.90%) AWS Lambda
14 14 (0.84%) AWS CloudFormation
15 13 (0.78%) Azure Data Factory
16 12 (0.72%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 12 (0.72%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 11 (0.66%) Amazon S3
17 11 (0.66%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 35 (2.10%) Firewall
2 27 (1.62%) SAN
3 17 (1.02%) LAN
3 17 (1.02%) TCP/IP
3 17 (1.02%) WAN
4 14 (0.84%) HTTP
5 13 (0.78%) DHCP
5 13 (0.78%) DNS
6 12 (0.72%) VoIP
7 11 (0.66%) VPN
8 9 (0.54%) Cisco ASA
8 9 (0.54%) VLAN
8 9 (0.54%) Wireless
9 8 (0.48%) Internet
9 8 (0.48%) NAS
9 8 (0.48%) Skype
10 6 (0.36%) Network Security
10 6 (0.36%) SSL
11 5 (0.30%) iSCSI
11 5 (0.30%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 526 (31.59%) SQL Server
2 212 (12.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 202 (12.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 183 (10.99%) Data Warehouse
5 177 (10.63%) Power BI
6 140 (8.41%) NoSQL
7 116 (6.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 101 (6.07%) MySQL
9 72 (4.32%) Relational Database
10 67 (4.02%) MongoDB
11 64 (3.84%) Oracle Database
12 48 (2.88%) PostgreSQL
13 45 (2.70%) Oracle Reports
14 39 (2.34%) BusinessObjects
15 38 (2.28%) Azure SQL Database
16 37 (2.22%) SQL Server 2008
17 35 (2.10%) Big Data
18 33 (1.98%) Snowflake Schema
19 30 (1.80%) RDBMS
19 30 (1.80%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 185 (11.11%) Git (software)
2 109 (6.55%) JIRA
3 99 (5.95%) Jenkins
4 89 (5.35%) Selenium
5 69 (4.14%) Visual Studio
6 53 (3.18%) Team Foundation Server
7 48 (2.88%) Subversion
8 44 (2.64%) Maven
9 40 (2.40%) SoapUI
10 36 (2.16%) NetBeans
10 36 (2.16%) Oracle APEX
11 33 (1.98%) Cucumber
12 32 (1.92%) Hudson
13 30 (1.80%) Oracle Forms
13 30 (1.80%) WebDriver
14 28 (1.68%) Bitbucket
14 28 (1.68%) Eclipse
14 28 (1.68%) NUnit
14 28 (1.68%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 27 (1.62%) JUnit
General
1 313 (18.80%) Finance
2 88 (5.29%) Retail
3 53 (3.18%) Law
4 52 (3.12%) Banking
5 50 (3.00%) Legal
6 38 (2.28%) Marketing
7 30 (1.80%) Financial Institution
8 28 (1.68%) Public Sector
9 25 (1.50%) Manufacturing
10 17 (1.02%) Aerospace
11 15 (0.90%) Back Office
12 14 (0.84%) Automotive
13 12 (0.72%) Military
14 11 (0.66%) Billing
14 11 (0.66%) Games
15 9 (0.54%) General Ledger
15 9 (0.54%) Telecoms
16 8 (0.48%) Publishing
17 7 (0.42%) Housing Association
18 5 (0.30%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 769 (46.19%) Developer
2 243 (14.59%) Analyst
3 182 (10.93%) .NET Developer
4 134 (8.05%) C# Developer
5 133 (7.99%) Senior Developer
6 110 (6.61%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 108 (6.49%) Software Engineer
8 96 (5.77%) Software Developer
9 95 (5.71%) SQL Developer
10 68 (4.08%) Java Developer
11 66 (3.96%) DBA
12 64 (3.84%) C# .NET Developer
13 56 (3.36%) Junior
13 56 (3.36%) Senior .NET Developer
14 55 (3.30%) Full Stack Developer
15 51 (3.06%) SQL DBA
16 48 (2.88%) Data Analyst
16 48 (2.88%) PHP Developer
16 48 (2.88%) Senior Analyst
16 48 (2.88%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 523 (31.41%) .NET
2 277 (16.64%) HTML
3 250 (15.02%) CSS
4 237 (14.23%) ASP.NET
5 186 (11.17%) Web Services
6 182 (10.93%) AngularJS
7 134 (8.05%) ASP.NET MVC
8 127 (7.63%) REST
9 110 (6.61%) React
9 110 (6.61%) XML
10 109 (6.55%) ASP.NET Web API
11 104 (6.25%) .NET Core
12 101 (6.07%) .NET Framework
13 99 (5.95%) jQuery
14 84 (5.05%) SOAP
15 81 (4.86%) RESTful
16 74 (4.44%) Node.js
17 68 (4.08%) Entity Framework
17 68 (4.08%) HTML5
18 62 (3.72%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 176 (10.57%) Analytical Skills
2 68 (4.08%) Mobile App
3 67 (4.02%) Greenfield Project
3 67 (4.02%) User Experience
4 54 (3.24%) Self-Motivation
5 32 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
5 32 (1.92%) Management Information System
6 26 (1.56%) Private Cloud
7 21 (1.26%) Blog
7 21 (1.26%) Clustering
8 16 (0.96%) Data Centre
8 16 (0.96%) Replication
9 15 (0.90%) Data Structures
9 15 (0.90%) N-Tier
10 13 (0.78%) Driving Licence
11 11 (0.66%) Algorithms
11 11 (0.66%) NHS
11 11 (0.66%) PMI
12 8 (0.48%) Enterprise Cloud
12 8 (0.48%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 213 (12.79%) Windows
2 151 (9.07%) Linux
3 63 (3.78%) Unix
4 62 (3.72%) Windows Server
5 42 (2.52%) Android
6 36 (2.16%) Apple iOS
7 35 (2.10%) Windows Server 2012
8 14 (0.84%) VMS
9 12 (0.72%) Oracle Linux
9 12 (0.72%) Windows 10
10 11 (0.66%) Windows 7
11 8 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
12 6 (0.36%) Windows Server 2008
13 5 (0.30%) Mac OS X
14 4 (0.24%) CentOS
14 4 (0.24%) Embedded Linux
15 3 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 2 (0.12%) AIX
16 2 (0.12%) Debian
17 1 (0.060%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 612 (36.76%) Agile Software Development
2 265 (15.92%) MVC
3 264 (15.86%) Business Intelligence
4 229 (13.75%) Problem-Solving
5 199 (11.95%) DevOps
6 196 (11.77%) Scrum
7 177 (10.63%) Software Engineering
8 176 (10.57%) TDD
9 162 (9.73%) ETL
10 159 (9.55%) Microservices
11 158 (9.49%) SDLC
12 152 (9.13%) Test Automation
13 148 (8.89%) Analytics
14 116 (6.97%) Mentoring
15 110 (6.61%) Continuous Integration
16 105 (6.31%) Coaching
17 102 (6.13%) OO
18 101 (6.07%) E-Commerce
19 98 (5.89%) Data Modelling
20 89 (5.35%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 547 (32.85%) C#
2 406 (24.38%) JavaScript
3 270 (16.22%) Java
4 184 (11.05%) T-SQL
5 135 (8.11%) Python
6 98 (5.89%) PL/SQL
7 92 (5.53%) PHP
8 59 (3.54%) VBA
9 56 (3.36%) PowerShell
10 53 (3.18%) TypeScript
11 48 (2.88%) Shell Script
12 45 (2.70%) VB.NET
13 37 (2.22%) VB
14 36 (2.16%) Bash Shell
14 36 (2.16%) R
15 33 (1.98%) C++
16 23 (1.38%) Scala
17 20 (1.20%) VBScript
18 18 (1.08%) C
19 15 (0.90%) XPath
Qualifications
1 143 (8.59%) Degree
2 38 (2.28%) Microsoft Certification
3 18 (1.08%) Computer Science Degree
3 18 (1.08%) ISTQB
4 13 (0.78%) Security Cleared
5 12 (0.72%) MCSD
6 11 (0.66%) Master's Degree
6 11 (0.66%) PMI Certification
7 10 (0.60%) Cisco Certification
7 10 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
8 9 (0.54%) SC Cleared
9 8 (0.48%) DV Cleared
10 7 (0.42%) CCNA
10 7 (0.42%) ISEB
11 6 (0.36%) MCSE
12 4 (0.24%) DBS Check
12 4 (0.24%) HND
12 4 (0.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 4 (0.24%) Oracle Certification
12 4 (0.24%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 90 (5.41%) QA
2 31 (1.86%) SLA
3 27 (1.62%) GDPR
4 13 (0.78%) Data Quality
5 8 (0.48%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.12%) GAAP
7 2 (0.12%) HL7
7 2 (0.12%) PA-DSS
8 1 (0.060%) Actionable Recommendations
8 1 (0.060%) NIST
8 1 (0.060%) PMO
8 1 (0.060%) WCAG
System Software
1 112 (6.73%) Docker
2 74 (4.44%) Active Directory
3 24 (1.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (1.08%) Hyper-V
5 9 (0.54%) Microsoft App-V
5 9 (0.54%) VMware ESXi
5 9 (0.54%) vSphere
5 9 (0.54%) XenApp
6 4 (0.24%) Oracle RAC
6 4 (0.24%) RACF
7 2 (0.12%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.060%) DFS Replication
8 1 (0.060%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 53 (3.18%) Kubernetes
2 20 (1.20%) Terraform
3 18 (1.08%) Puppet
3 18 (1.08%) SCCM
4 14 (0.84%) Ansible
5 13 (0.78%) SCOM
6 11 (0.66%) Nagios
6 11 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
6 11 (0.66%) SCOrch
7 9 (0.54%) Microsoft Intune
7 9 (0.54%) SCVMM
8 8 (0.48%) Microsoft Clustering
9 7 (0.42%) HP ALM
9 7 (0.42%) Kibana
10 5 (0.30%) FortiGate
10 5 (0.30%) Grafana
11 4 (0.24%) Cobbler
11 4 (0.24%) Docker Swarm
11 4 (0.24%) Failover Clustering
11 4 (0.24%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 388 (23.30%) Microsoft
2 168 (10.09%) Oracle
3 91 (5.47%) Tableau
4 58 (3.48%) WorldPay
5 56 (3.36%) VMware
6 32 (1.92%) Cisco
7 30 (1.80%) Google
8 28 (1.68%) Citrix
9 27 (1.62%) HP
10 26 (1.56%) Informatica
11 25 (1.50%) SAP
12 23 (1.38%) FIS
12 23 (1.38%) IBM
13 21 (1.26%) Cognos
13 21 (1.26%) Databricks
14 17 (1.02%) Xamarin
15 16 (0.96%) Sage
16 14 (0.84%) Talend
17 12 (0.72%) Intapp
17 12 (0.72%) Salesforce.com