Period
to 22 May 2018

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 22 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
England > North West
6 months to
22 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 3 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Permanent jobs citing SQL 2,681 3,101 2,506
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 22.02% 25.12% 22.51%
As % of the Programming Languages category 37.60% 42.63% 43.83%
Number of salaries quoted 2,247 2,735 2,265
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 7,131 7,275 5,718
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 58.57% 58.93% 51.36%
Number of salaries quoted 5,974 6,277 4,902
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 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £64,625 £60,000 £56,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% 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 22 May 2018.

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 22 May 2018. 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 -1 1,460 £45,000 +12.50% 262
Cheshire -1 699 £42,500 +10.39% 102
Merseyside 0 239 £40,000 +11.11% 49
Lancashire 0 228 £35,000 - 41
Cumbria -3 22 £45,000 - 3
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 22 May 2018, 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.

1 965 (35.99%) SQL Server
2 888 (33.12%) Agile Software Development
3 831 (31.00%) .NET
4 819 (30.55%) C#
5 761 (28.38%) Microsoft
6 643 (23.98%) JavaScript
7 539 (20.10%) HTML
7 539 (20.10%) Finance
8 526 (19.62%) T-SQL
9 503 (18.76%) CSS
10 458 (17.08%) Business Intelligence
11 446 (16.64%) MVC
12 408 (15.22%) Windows
13 407 (15.18%) Java
14 401 (14.96%) ASP.NET
15 389 (14.51%) Oracle
16 358 (13.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 340 (12.68%) Scrum
18 326 (12.16%) Git (software)
19 319 (11.90%) Problem-Solving
20 309 (11.53%) Linux
21 306 (11.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
22 302 (11.26%) Analytical Skills
23 286 (10.67%) Web Services
24 268 (10.00%) Software Engineering
25 265 (9.88%) Test Automation
26 260 (9.70%) AngularJS
27 252 (9.40%) Data Warehouse
28 246 (9.18%) OO
29 245 (9.14%) jQuery

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
1 120 (4.48%) IIS
2 79 (2.95%) SAS
3 61 (2.28%) SharePoint
4 58 (2.16%) Confluence
4 58 (2.16%) WebSphere
5 54 (2.01%) Tomcat
6 53 (1.98%) Apache
7 46 (1.72%) Apache Spark
8 44 (1.64%) CMS
9 39 (1.45%) MS Exchange
10 31 (1.16%) JBoss
11 26 (0.97%) Umbraco
12 25 (0.93%) Elasticsearch
13 23 (0.86%) nginx
14 17 (0.63%) Skype for Business
15 15 (0.56%) SharePoint Server
15 15 (0.56%) Sitefinity
15 15 (0.56%) WordPress
16 14 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2010
16 14 (0.52%) WebLogic
Applications
1 119 (4.44%) Microsoft Excel
2 75 (2.80%) Microsoft Office
3 26 (0.97%) MS Visio
4 19 (0.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 19 (0.71%) Microsoft Project
5 7 (0.26%) Photoshop
5 7 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
5 7 (0.26%) SPSS
6 3 (0.11%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.037%) Blender
7 1 (0.037%) Simulink
7 1 (0.037%) SPSS Modeler
Business Applications
1 109 (4.07%) Dynamics NAV
2 35 (1.31%) Dynamics CRM
3 32 (1.19%) Dynamics AX
4 23 (0.86%) Magento
5 19 (0.71%) Oracle EBS
6 18 (0.67%) Elite 3E
7 15 (0.56%) Workfront
8 14 (0.52%) Oracle Applications
9 13 (0.48%) Oracle Financials
10 8 (0.30%) HFM
10 8 (0.30%) Oracle Internet Expenses
10 8 (0.30%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
11 7 (0.26%) SAP Business One
12 6 (0.22%) NetSuite
12 6 (0.22%) Sage 200
12 6 (0.22%) SAP BPC
13 4 (0.15%) FastStats
13 4 (0.15%) Oracle BPM
13 4 (0.15%) Payment Gateway
13 4 (0.15%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 218 (8.13%) Amazon AWS
2 212 (7.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 79 (2.95%) Office 365
4 53 (1.98%) GitHub
5 45 (1.68%) SaaS
6 38 (1.42%) Amazon S3
7 33 (1.23%) Azure Active Directory
8 31 (1.16%) Amazon EC2
8 31 (1.16%) Amazon SQS
9 30 (1.12%) AWS CloudFormation
9 30 (1.12%) Dynamics 365
10 28 (1.04%) Google Analytics
11 26 (0.97%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 23 (0.86%) OpenShift
13 21 (0.78%) DigitalOcean
14 15 (0.56%) PaaS
15 13 (0.48%) Google Cloud Platform
15 13 (0.48%) npm
16 12 (0.45%) IaaS
17 7 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 51 (1.90%) Firewall
2 46 (1.72%) DNS
3 43 (1.60%) VPN
4 38 (1.42%) HTTP
5 36 (1.34%) TCP/IP
6 34 (1.27%) LAN
6 34 (1.27%) VLAN
6 34 (1.27%) VoIP
7 29 (1.08%) SAN
8 26 (0.97%) WAN
9 25 (0.93%) Internet
10 21 (0.78%) Broadband
11 18 (0.67%) Ethernet
11 18 (0.67%) Skype
12 17 (0.63%) Wi-Fi
13 15 (0.56%) Intranet
14 14 (0.52%) DHCP
15 13 (0.48%) IPv6
15 13 (0.48%) OSPF
15 13 (0.48%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 965 (35.99%) SQL Server
2 358 (13.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 306 (11.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 252 (9.40%) Data Warehouse
5 220 (8.21%) MySQL
6 165 (6.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 162 (6.04%) Relational Database
8 125 (4.66%) Power BI
9 120 (4.48%) NoSQL
10 116 (4.33%) MongoDB
11 89 (3.32%) Oracle Database
12 86 (3.21%) SQL Server 2008
13 80 (2.98%) SQL Server 2012
14 79 (2.95%) SQL Server 2016
15 76 (2.83%) PostgreSQL
16 74 (2.76%) Big Data
17 69 (2.57%) Hadoop
18 67 (2.50%) QlikView
19 61 (2.28%) RDBMS
20 50 (1.86%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 326 (12.16%) Git (software)
2 151 (5.63%) JIRA
3 146 (5.45%) Jenkins
4 110 (4.10%) Visual Studio
5 109 (4.07%) Team Foundation Server
6 91 (3.39%) Selenium
7 70 (2.61%) NUnit
8 69 (2.57%) Subversion
9 67 (2.50%) Octopus Deploy
10 40 (1.49%) Oracle Forms
10 40 (1.49%) TeamCity
11 38 (1.42%) MSTest
12 36 (1.34%) SoapUI
13 35 (1.31%) JUnit
14 32 (1.19%) Cucumber
15 29 (1.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 27 (1.01%) Eclipse
16 27 (1.01%) MSBuild
17 24 (0.90%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
18 23 (0.86%) PHPUnit
General
1 539 (20.10%) Finance
2 209 (7.80%) Retail
3 151 (5.63%) Advertising
4 97 (3.62%) Banking
5 73 (2.72%) Marketing
6 68 (2.54%) Telecoms
7 63 (2.35%) Manufacturing
8 62 (2.31%) Legal
9 46 (1.72%) Law
10 42 (1.57%) Games
11 41 (1.53%) Automotive
12 40 (1.49%) Investment Banking
13 25 (0.93%) Retail Banking
14 20 (0.75%) Back Office
15 19 (0.71%) Electronics
16 9 (0.34%) General Ledger
17 8 (0.30%) Billing
18 6 (0.22%) Aerospace
19 5 (0.19%) Financial Institution
19 5 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1,203 (44.87%) Developer
2 422 (15.74%) Analyst
3 393 (14.66%) .NET Developer
4 325 (12.12%) C# Developer
5 251 (9.36%) C# .NET Developer
6 231 (8.62%) SQL Developer
7 185 (6.90%) Software Developer
8 176 (6.56%) Senior Developer
9 143 (5.33%) Applications Support
10 134 (5.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 129 (4.81%) Software Engineer
12 114 (4.25%) DBA
13 111 (4.14%) Consultant
14 105 (3.92%) Support Analyst
15 101 (3.77%) Architect
16 94 (3.51%) C# Software Developer
17 92 (3.43%) Data Analyst
18 87 (3.25%) SQL DBA
19 83 (3.10%) .NET Software Developer
20 81 (3.02%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 831 (31.00%) .NET
2 539 (20.10%) HTML
3 503 (18.76%) CSS
4 401 (14.96%) ASP.NET
5 286 (10.67%) Web Services
6 260 (9.70%) AngularJS
7 245 (9.14%) jQuery
8 191 (7.12%) .NET Framework
9 164 (6.12%) ASP.NET MVC
10 155 (5.78%) RESTful
11 153 (5.71%) XML
12 142 (5.30%) React
13 134 (5.00%) ASP.NET Web API
14 122 (4.55%) REST
15 114 (4.25%) WCF
16 111 (4.14%) SOAP
17 102 (3.80%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 95 (3.54%) Entity Framework
19 89 (3.32%) Node.js
20 88 (3.28%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 302 (11.26%) Analytical Skills
2 114 (4.25%) Management Information System
3 100 (3.73%) Computer Science
4 94 (3.51%) Greenfield Project
5 82 (3.06%) Self-Motivation
6 61 (2.28%) Enterprise Software
7 60 (2.24%) User Experience
8 50 (1.86%) Mobile App
9 48 (1.79%) Data Structures
10 45 (1.68%) Fintech
11 41 (1.53%) Algorithms
12 39 (1.45%) Client/Server
13 35 (1.31%) Clustering
14 31 (1.16%) Replication
15 27 (1.01%) Linux Command Line
16 25 (0.93%) Data Centre
16 25 (0.93%) Private Cloud
17 23 (0.86%) Mainframe
18 20 (0.75%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
19 17 (0.63%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 408 (15.22%) Windows
2 309 (11.53%) Linux
3 195 (7.27%) Unix
4 120 (4.48%) Windows Server
5 55 (2.05%) Android
6 52 (1.94%) Windows Server 2012
7 45 (1.68%) Apple iOS
8 40 (1.49%) Windows Server 2008
9 24 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 23 (0.86%) Solaris
11 22 (0.82%) AIX
12 21 (0.78%) CentOS
13 20 (0.75%) HPUX
14 17 (0.63%) Debian
15 14 (0.52%) Windows 7
16 12 (0.45%) Windows Server 2003
17 10 (0.37%) Windows 10
18 9 (0.34%) Mac OS X
18 9 (0.34%) SUSE
19 5 (0.19%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 888 (33.12%) Agile Software Development
2 458 (17.08%) Business Intelligence
3 446 (16.64%) MVC
4 340 (12.68%) Scrum
5 319 (11.90%) Problem-Solving
6 268 (10.00%) Software Engineering
7 265 (9.88%) Test Automation
8 246 (9.18%) OO
9 229 (8.54%) Continuous Integration
10 209 (7.80%) Analytics
11 207 (7.72%) TDD
12 191 (7.12%) ETL
13 179 (6.68%) DevOps
13 179 (6.68%) Web Development
14 174 (6.49%) SDLC
15 161 (6.01%) ITIL
16 155 (5.78%) E-Commerce
17 148 (5.52%) Mentoring
18 140 (5.22%) Data Analysis
19 129 (4.81%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 819 (30.55%) C#
2 643 (23.98%) JavaScript
3 526 (19.62%) T-SQL
4 407 (15.18%) Java
5 211 (7.87%) Python
6 210 (7.83%) PHP
7 146 (5.45%) PL/SQL
8 122 (4.55%) C
9 119 (4.44%) C++
10 102 (3.80%) PowerShell
11 95 (3.54%) VB.NET
12 93 (3.47%) VBA
13 66 (2.46%) R
14 65 (2.42%) Ruby
15 61 (2.28%) TypeScript
16 54 (2.01%) Shell Script
17 47 (1.75%) Perl
17 47 (1.75%) Scala
18 46 (1.72%) VB
19 42 (1.57%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 243 (9.06%) Degree
2 90 (3.36%) Microsoft Certification
3 46 (1.72%) Computer Science Degree
3 46 (1.72%) MCSE
3 46 (1.72%) Security Cleared
4 40 (1.49%) MCSA
5 37 (1.38%) ISEB
6 36 (1.34%) SC Cleared
7 30 (1.12%) ISTQB
8 26 (0.97%) MCP
9 22 (0.82%) Cisco Certification
10 15 (0.56%) TOGAF Certification
11 13 (0.48%) CCNA
11 13 (0.48%) PhD
12 11 (0.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 10 (0.37%) HNC
13 10 (0.37%) Numerate Degree
14 9 (0.34%) CCNP
15 8 (0.30%) JNCIP
16 7 (0.26%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 121 (4.51%) QA
2 43 (1.60%) Data Quality
2 43 (1.60%) SLA
3 20 (0.75%) GDPR
4 18 (0.67%) PCI DSS
5 14 (0.52%) PMO
6 11 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 8 (0.30%) ISO 9001
7 8 (0.30%) MiFID
8 2 (0.075%) COBIT
8 2 (0.075%) GCP
9 1 (0.037%) GPG13
9 1 (0.037%) IFRS
9 1 (0.037%) IFRS 9
9 1 (0.037%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 175 (6.53%) Active Directory
2 66 (2.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 62 (2.31%) Docker
4 39 (1.45%) Virtual Machines
5 35 (1.31%) Hyper-V
6 18 (0.67%) vSphere
7 14 (0.52%) HDFS
8 11 (0.41%) Varnish
9 9 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
10 8 (0.30%) Terminal Services
10 8 (0.30%) Virtual Servers
11 5 (0.19%) BitLocker
11 5 (0.19%) XenApp
12 3 (0.11%) Time Sharing Option
12 3 (0.11%) XenServer
13 2 (0.075%) LXC
13 2 (0.075%) Xen
13 2 (0.075%) XenDesktop
14 1 (0.037%) Apache Flume
14 1 (0.037%) Oracle Clusterware
Systems Management
1 69 (2.57%) Ansible
2 59 (2.20%) Opscode Chef
3 45 (1.68%) Puppet
4 40 (1.49%) SCCM
5 32 (1.19%) Nagios
6 30 (1.12%) Kubernetes
7 15 (0.56%) Kibana
8 13 (0.48%) Cacti
8 13 (0.48%) OpenNMS
8 13 (0.48%) RANCID
9 11 (0.41%) Prometheus
9 11 (0.41%) SQL Sentry
10 10 (0.37%) Grafana
10 10 (0.37%) Graphite
10 10 (0.37%) HAProxy
11 9 (0.34%) Microsoft Clustering
11 9 (0.34%) SCOM
12 8 (0.30%) FortiGate
13 7 (0.26%) Backup Exec
13 7 (0.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 761 (28.38%) Microsoft
2 389 (14.51%) Oracle
3 101 (3.77%) VMware
4 90 (3.36%) Tableau
5 88 (3.28%) Capita
6 81 (3.02%) SAP
7 65 (2.42%) Google
8 56 (2.09%) Xamarin
9 48 (1.79%) WorldPay
10 47 (1.75%) New Relic
11 44 (1.64%) Cisco
12 38 (1.42%) HP
13 37 (1.38%) IBM
14 35 (1.31%) Cognos
15 34 (1.27%) Informatica
16 32 (1.19%) Red Hat
17 31 (1.16%) Teradata
18 26 (0.97%) Trend Micro
19 25 (0.93%) Sage
20 24 (0.90%) Salesforce.com