Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
England > North West
6 months to
21 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 3 3 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 -1
Permanent jobs citing SQL 2908 2860 2959
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 22.82% 23.47% 22.55%
As % of the Programming Languages category 40.58% 42.30% 43.87%
Number of salaries quoted 2478 2553 2652
North West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +8.57%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £25,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £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 7166 6762 6745
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 56.23% 55.50% 51.41%
Number of salaries quoted 5991 5856 5772
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 £25,750 £25,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £58,125 £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 21 October 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 21 October 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 1752 £40,000 -3.61% 110
Cheshire +1 637 £40,000 +14.29% 43
Lancashire 0 287 £35,000 -6.67% 15
Merseyside -3 176 £35,000 -6.67% 12
Cumbria 0 19 £42,500 +54.55% 1
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 1076 (37.00%) SQL Server
2 999 (34.35%) .NET
3 892 (30.67%) C#
4 863 (29.68%) Agile Software Development
5 814 (27.99%) JavaScript
6 745 (25.62%) HTML
7 657 (22.59%) Business Intelligence
8 651 (22.39%) CSS
9 643 (22.11%) Microsoft
10 642 (22.08%) Finance
11 545 (18.74%) T-SQL
12 537 (18.47%) Java
13 536 (18.43%) MVC
14 498 (17.13%) ASP.NET
15 488 (16.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 423 (14.55%) jQuery
17 419 (14.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 390 (13.41%) Oracle
19 386 (13.27%) Windows
20 365 (12.55%) Degree
21 355 (12.21%) Web Services
22 330 (11.35%) Linux
23 311 (10.69%) Analytical Skills
24 305 (10.49%) Analytics
25 301 (10.35%) Scrum
26 295 (10.14%) Data Warehouse
27 280 (9.63%) OO
28 270 (9.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
29 259 (8.91%) TDD
30 256 (8.80%) 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
1 140 (4.81%) SAS
2 97 (3.34%) IIS
3 92 (3.16%) Apache
4 78 (2.68%) SharePoint
5 63 (2.17%) Apache Spark
6 57 (1.96%) CMS
7 54 (1.86%) Tomcat
8 53 (1.82%) MS Exchange
9 29 (1.00%) Confluence
9 29 (1.00%) WebSphere
10 26 (0.89%) JBoss
10 26 (0.89%) Umbraco
11 25 (0.86%) OpenStack
12 22 (0.76%) CloudStack
13 20 (0.69%) nginx
13 20 (0.69%) WebLogic
14 19 (0.65%) Sitecore CMS
15 18 (0.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 16 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2013
16 16 (0.55%) WordPress
Applications
1 174 (5.98%) Microsoft Excel
2 77 (2.65%) Microsoft Office
3 39 (1.34%) FileZilla
4 23 (0.79%) SPSS
5 21 (0.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 11 (0.38%) MS Visio
6 11 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (0.21%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.069%) Microsoft Project
9 1 (0.034%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.034%) Weka
Business Applications
1 38 (1.31%) Dynamics NAV
2 27 (0.93%) Magento
3 25 (0.86%) Dynamics CRM
4 20 (0.69%) Payment Gateway
5 17 (0.58%) SAP Business One
6 14 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
6 14 (0.48%) Oracle EBS
7 12 (0.41%) Oracle EBS R12
8 11 (0.38%) Oracle ERP
9 10 (0.34%) SAP Hybris
10 9 (0.31%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 9 (0.31%) Dynamics GP
11 7 (0.24%) Sage CRM
12 6 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
12 6 (0.21%) Oracle Assets
12 6 (0.21%) Oracle Cash Management
12 6 (0.21%) Oracle General Ledger
12 6 (0.21%) Oracle Payables
12 6 (0.21%) Oracle Receivables
12 6 (0.21%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 172 (5.91%) Amazon AWS
1 172 (5.91%) Microsoft Azure
2 36 (1.24%) Google Cloud Platform
2 36 (1.24%) Office 365
3 25 (0.86%) GitHub
4 22 (0.76%) SaaS
5 20 (0.69%) Amazon EMR
6 18 (0.62%) OpenShift
7 16 (0.55%) AWS CloudFormation
7 16 (0.55%) Sage Pay
8 11 (0.38%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 9 (0.31%) Google Analytics
10 7 (0.24%) Dynamics 365
11 6 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
11 6 (0.21%) IaaS
12 5 (0.17%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 5 (0.17%) PaaS
12 5 (0.17%) Trello
13 2 (0.069%) Amazon S3
13 2 (0.069%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 62 (2.13%) HTTP
2 41 (1.41%) FTP
3 39 (1.34%) SMTP
4 37 (1.27%) DNS
5 30 (1.03%) Internet
5 30 (1.03%) SMS
6 25 (0.86%) Firewall
7 22 (0.76%) TCP/IP
8 21 (0.72%) DHCP
8 21 (0.72%) SAN
9 20 (0.69%) Intranet
10 16 (0.55%) SSL
11 15 (0.52%) Ethernet
11 15 (0.52%) LAN
12 14 (0.48%) VoIP
12 14 (0.48%) WAN
13 9 (0.31%) VPN
13 9 (0.31%) Wireless
14 8 (0.28%) LLU
14 8 (0.28%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1076 (37.00%) SQL Server
2 488 (16.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 419 (14.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 295 (10.14%) Data Warehouse
5 270 (9.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 205 (7.05%) MySQL
7 176 (6.05%) Relational Database
8 149 (5.12%) NoSQL
9 140 (4.81%) SQL Server 2008
10 133 (4.57%) Big Data
11 131 (4.50%) Hadoop
12 120 (4.13%) Power BI
13 114 (3.92%) SQL Server 2014
14 107 (3.68%) SQL Server 2012
15 98 (3.37%) SQL Server 2016
16 88 (3.03%) Crystal Reports
17 84 (2.89%) MongoDB
18 82 (2.82%) Oracle Database
19 81 (2.79%) Microsoft Analysis Services
20 76 (2.61%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 256 (8.80%) Git (software)
2 175 (6.02%) Visual Studio
3 144 (4.95%) JIRA
4 112 (3.85%) Jenkins
5 99 (3.40%) Subversion
6 97 (3.34%) Selenium
6 97 (3.34%) Team Foundation Server
7 64 (2.20%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 58 (1.99%) ProC
9 51 (1.75%) TeamCity
10 48 (1.65%) NUnit
11 42 (1.44%) Cucumber
11 42 (1.44%) JUnit
12 39 (1.34%) MSTest
13 38 (1.31%) Bitbucket
13 38 (1.31%) Oracle Forms
14 32 (1.10%) Mercurial
15 27 (0.93%) Maven
16 26 (0.89%) Eclipse
17 25 (0.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 642 (22.08%) Finance
2 222 (7.63%) Marketing
3 178 (6.12%) Manufacturing
4 171 (5.88%) Retail
5 151 (5.19%) Telecoms
6 148 (5.09%) Banking
7 113 (3.89%) Electronics
8 62 (2.13%) Legal
9 60 (2.06%) Advertising
10 42 (1.44%) Games
10 42 (1.44%) Law
11 32 (1.10%) Automotive
11 32 (1.10%) Back Office
12 27 (0.93%) Investment Banking
13 15 (0.52%) Retail Banking
14 11 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
15 9 (0.31%) Billing
16 6 (0.21%) General Ledger
17 5 (0.17%) Corporate Banking
18 3 (0.10%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 1569 (53.95%) Developer
2 456 (15.68%) .NET Developer
3 408 (14.03%) SQL Developer
4 397 (13.65%) Analyst
5 378 (13.00%) C# Developer
6 281 (9.66%) C# .NET Developer
7 215 (7.39%) Software Developer
8 196 (6.74%) Senior Developer
9 191 (6.57%) Java Developer
10 173 (5.95%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 139 (4.78%) Consultant
12 134 (4.61%) Software Engineer
13 132 (4.54%) ASP.NET Developer
14 126 (4.33%) SQL Server Developer
15 125 (4.30%) Applications Support
16 114 (3.92%) PHP Developer
17 111 (3.82%) DBA
18 107 (3.68%) C# ASP.NET Developer
18 107 (3.68%) SQL BI Developer
19 106 (3.65%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 999 (34.35%) .NET
2 745 (25.62%) HTML
3 651 (22.39%) CSS
4 498 (17.13%) ASP.NET
5 423 (14.55%) jQuery
6 355 (12.21%) Web Services
7 234 (8.05%) ASP.NET MVC
8 232 (7.98%) .NET Framework
9 230 (7.91%) XML
10 228 (7.84%) AngularJS
11 184 (6.33%) HTML5
12 183 (6.29%) ASP.NET Web API
13 181 (6.22%) Spring
14 159 (5.47%) REST
15 153 (5.26%) SOAP
16 140 (4.81%) Ajax
17 129 (4.44%) Entity Framework
17 129 (4.44%) JSON
18 124 (4.26%) Hibernate
18 124 (4.26%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 311 (10.69%) Analytical Skills
2 130 (4.47%) Computer Science
3 93 (3.20%) Data Structures
4 86 (2.96%) iPad
5 81 (2.79%) Greenfield Project
6 75 (2.58%) User Experience
7 71 (2.44%) Mobile App
8 68 (2.34%) Management Information System
9 60 (2.06%) N-Tier
10 54 (1.86%) Algorithms
11 46 (1.58%) Enterprise Software
12 43 (1.48%) Replication
13 37 (1.27%) Public Cloud
14 34 (1.17%) Fintech
15 26 (0.89%) Clustering
16 25 (0.86%) NHS
17 23 (0.79%) Life Science
18 17 (0.58%) Driving Licence
18 17 (0.58%) iSeries
18 17 (0.58%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 386 (13.27%) Windows
2 330 (11.35%) Linux
3 186 (6.40%) Unix
4 104 (3.58%) Windows Server
5 45 (1.55%) Windows Server 2012
6 36 (1.24%) Android
7 30 (1.03%) Apple iOS
8 27 (0.93%) Windows Server 2008
9 15 (0.52%) Windows 7
10 10 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 10 (0.34%) Ubuntu
10 10 (0.34%) Windows 10
11 9 (0.31%) Windows Server 2003
12 7 (0.24%) Mac OS
12 7 (0.24%) Windows Embedded Compact
13 5 (0.17%) AIX
14 4 (0.14%) Windows 8
15 3 (0.10%) CentOS
16 2 (0.069%) Windows Mobile
16 2 (0.069%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 863 (29.68%) Agile Software Development
2 657 (22.59%) Business Intelligence
3 536 (18.43%) MVC
4 305 (10.49%) Analytics
5 301 (10.35%) Scrum
6 280 (9.63%) OO
7 259 (8.91%) TDD
8 244 (8.39%) Software Engineering
9 243 (8.36%) ETL
9 243 (8.36%) Test Automation
10 229 (7.87%) Web Development
11 228 (7.84%) Continuous Integration
12 225 (7.74%) E-Commerce
13 182 (6.26%) SDLC
14 176 (6.05%) DevOps
15 158 (5.43%) Unit Testing
16 157 (5.40%) OOP
17 146 (5.02%) Mentoring
18 133 (4.57%) Digital Marketing
19 130 (4.47%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 892 (30.67%) C#
2 814 (27.99%) JavaScript
3 545 (18.74%) T-SQL
4 537 (18.47%) Java
5 255 (8.77%) PHP
6 231 (7.94%) Python
7 174 (5.98%) C++
8 140 (4.81%) VB.NET
9 132 (4.54%) PL/SQL
10 91 (3.13%) VB
11 90 (3.09%) Shell Script
12 88 (3.03%) C
13 79 (2.72%) VBA
14 78 (2.68%) Ruby
15 58 (1.99%) PROC SQL
15 58 (1.99%) SAS Macro
15 58 (1.99%) VBScript
16 55 (1.89%) R
17 52 (1.79%) TypeScript
18 49 (1.69%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 365 (12.55%) Degree
2 55 (1.89%) ISEB
3 54 (1.86%) ISTQB
4 52 (1.79%) Computer Science Degree
5 41 (1.41%) Security Cleared
6 37 (1.27%) Microsoft Certification
7 23 (0.79%) PhD
8 22 (0.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 17 (0.58%) MCSA
10 15 (0.52%) MCSE
10 15 (0.52%) SC Cleared
11 13 (0.45%) CCNA
11 13 (0.45%) Cisco Certification
12 12 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
12 12 (0.41%) Master's Degree
13 10 (0.34%) HND
14 8 (0.28%) Numerate Degree
14 8 (0.28%) PMI Certification
15 7 (0.24%) DBS Check
16 6 (0.21%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 109 (3.75%) QA
2 60 (2.06%) Data Quality
3 54 (1.86%) SLA
4 13 (0.45%) PCI DSS
5 12 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 11 (0.38%) ISO 9000
7 6 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 5 (0.17%) COBIT
8 5 (0.17%) WAI
9 4 (0.14%) GDPR
9 4 (0.14%) ISO 9001
9 4 (0.14%) PMO
10 1 (0.034%) Actionable Recommendations
10 1 (0.034%) TickIT
System Software
1 79 (2.72%) Active Directory
2 60 (2.06%) Docker
3 47 (1.62%) VMware Infrastructure
4 24 (0.83%) vSphere
5 22 (0.76%) Xen
5 22 (0.76%) XenServer
6 21 (0.72%) Hyper-V
7 18 (0.62%) VMware ESXi
8 10 (0.34%) VMware Server
9 5 (0.17%) Terminal Services
10 4 (0.14%) HDFS
10 4 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
10 4 (0.14%) XenApp
11 3 (0.10%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (0.10%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 3 (0.10%) Oracle RAC
11 3 (0.10%) Time Sharing Option
11 3 (0.10%) Varnish
11 3 (0.10%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (0.069%) NetIQ eDirectory
Systems Management
1 104 (3.58%) Puppet
2 99 (3.40%) Opscode Chef
3 59 (2.03%) Ansible
4 24 (0.83%) Tivoli
5 23 (0.79%) Cobbler
5 23 (0.79%) Mesos
6 17 (0.58%) Kubernetes
6 17 (0.58%) SCCM
7 13 (0.45%) Nagios
8 12 (0.41%) SCOM
9 11 (0.38%) Ambari
10 10 (0.34%) ZABBIX
11 9 (0.31%) Kibana
11 9 (0.31%) Perfmon
11 9 (0.31%) WSUS
12 7 (0.24%) Control-M
13 6 (0.21%) Failover Clustering
13 6 (0.21%) Prometheus
13 6 (0.21%) SCOrch
14 5 (0.17%) Cacti
Vendors
1 643 (22.11%) Microsoft
2 390 (13.41%) Oracle
3 179 (6.16%) SAP
4 112 (3.85%) Tableau
5 80 (2.75%) VMware
6 79 (2.72%) Google
7 59 (2.03%) IBM
8 57 (1.96%) Cognos
9 40 (1.38%) PayPal
10 38 (1.31%) Cisco
11 29 (1.00%) Sitecore
12 28 (0.96%) Sage
13 25 (0.86%) Informatica
14 23 (0.79%) EnterpriseDB
14 23 (0.79%) Facebook
15 22 (0.76%) Teradata
16 16 (0.55%) AppDynamics
16 16 (0.55%) CyberSource
16 16 (0.55%) Xamarin
17 15 (0.52%) hybris