Period
to 18 September 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 18 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
England > North West
6 months to
18 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 3 3 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Permanent jobs citing SQL 836 1,795 2,486
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 20.42% 17.04% 20.79%
As % of the Programming Languages category 35.76% 33.66% 38.21%
Number of salaries quoted 837 1,620 2,242
Median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.65% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £32,500 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £63,875 £61,250
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £49,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% +2.04% +8.89%

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 2,338 5,332 6,507
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 57.09% 50.63% 54.42%
Number of salaries quoted 2,057 4,157 5,489
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +12.50%
10th Percentile £33,650 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +9.52% +5.00% +3.09%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 -1 555 £50,000 +11.11% 110
Cheshire +2 165 £45,000 +12.50% 67
Merseyside -3 54 £48,500 +14.12% 27
Lancashire +2 38 £35,000 -12.50% 17
Cumbria -1 13 £45,000 +29.50% 7
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

1 299 (35.77%) SQL Server
2 272 (32.54%) C#
3 270 (32.30%) .NET
4 253 (30.26%) Agile Software Development
5 196 (23.44%) JavaScript
5 196 (23.44%) Microsoft
5 196 (23.44%) Azure
6 154 (18.42%) HTML
7 147 (17.58%) CSS
8 142 (16.99%) MVC
9 141 (16.87%) ASP.NET
10 138 (16.51%) Finance
11 133 (15.91%) Business Intelligence
12 122 (14.59%) T-SQL
13 121 (14.47%) DevOps
14 115 (13.76%) Windows
15 114 (13.64%) Linux
16 109 (13.04%) Problem-Solving
17 106 (12.68%) Analytical Skills
18 104 (12.44%) AngularJS
19 103 (12.32%) Git (software)
20 98 (11.72%) .NET Core
21 95 (11.36%) Python
21 95 (11.36%) Data Warehouse
21 95 (11.36%) Microservices
22 94 (11.24%) AWS
23 93 (11.12%) ASP.NET Web API
24 90 (10.77%) Oracle
25 88 (10.53%) Software Engineering
26 84 (10.05%) 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 29 (3.47%) IIS
2 26 (3.11%) Apache
3 25 (2.99%) SharePoint
4 13 (1.56%) Apache Spark
4 13 (1.56%) Elasticsearch
4 13 (1.56%) SAS
4 13 (1.56%) Tomcat
5 9 (1.08%) MS Exchange
5 9 (1.08%) nginx
6 8 (0.96%) WebSphere
7 5 (0.60%) CMS
8 4 (0.48%) ExpressionEngine
8 4 (0.48%) IBM Domino
8 4 (0.48%) IBM Notes
8 4 (0.48%) WebLogic
8 4 (0.48%) WordPress
9 3 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (0.24%) NServiceBus
11 1 (0.12%) OpenStack
Applications
1 28 (3.35%) Microsoft Excel
2 21 (2.51%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.24%) SPSS
5 1 (0.12%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.12%) Stata
Business Applications
1 11 (1.32%) Dynamics AX
2 10 (1.20%) Magento
3 6 (0.72%) FLEXCUBE
4 5 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (0.48%) thinkFolio
6 3 (0.36%) Teamcenter
6 3 (0.36%) WebTrends
7 2 (0.24%) Q-Pulse
8 1 (0.12%) Cognos TM1
8 1 (0.12%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
8 1 (0.12%) Sage X3
8 1 (0.12%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 196 (23.44%) Azure
2 94 (11.24%) AWS
3 79 (9.45%) Power Platform
4 29 (3.47%) Office 365
5 25 (2.99%) GitHub
6 20 (2.39%) Cloud Computing
7 19 (2.27%) IaaS
8 17 (2.03%) GCP
8 17 (2.03%) PaaS
9 16 (1.91%) SaaS
10 12 (1.44%) Azure Data Factory
10 12 (1.44%) Dynamics 365
11 9 (1.08%) Serverless
12 6 (0.72%) Azure Active Directory
13 4 (0.48%) Adobe Analytics
13 4 (0.48%) Amazon S3
13 4 (0.48%) Amazon SQS
13 4 (0.48%) AWS Lambda
13 4 (0.48%) Google Analytics
13 4 (0.48%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 21 (2.51%) Firewall
2 18 (2.15%) Skype
3 14 (1.67%) DNS
4 11 (1.32%) HTTP
5 9 (1.08%) SAN
5 9 (1.08%) SNMP
5 9 (1.08%) VoIP
6 8 (0.96%) DHCP
6 8 (0.96%) SSL
7 7 (0.84%) VPN
8 6 (0.72%) Internet
8 6 (0.72%) WAN
9 5 (0.60%) NAS
9 5 (0.60%) Network Security
9 5 (0.60%) TCP/IP
10 3 (0.36%) MPLS
10 3 (0.36%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (0.24%) Remote Desktop
11 2 (0.24%) VLAN
12 1 (0.12%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 299 (35.77%) SQL Server
2 95 (11.36%) Data Warehouse
3 84 (10.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 79 (9.45%) NoSQL
5 78 (9.33%) Power BI
6 66 (7.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 40 (4.78%) MySQL
8 36 (4.31%) PostgreSQL
9 33 (3.95%) MongoDB
10 32 (3.83%) Relational Database
11 31 (3.71%) Oracle Reports
12 30 (3.59%) Azure SQL Database
12 30 (3.59%) SQL Server 2012
13 23 (2.75%) Oracle Database
14 21 (2.51%) Data Lake
15 19 (2.27%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
16 18 (2.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 16 (1.91%) Big Data
18 14 (1.67%) BusinessObjects
19 11 (1.32%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 103 (12.32%) Git (software)
2 50 (5.98%) JIRA
3 40 (4.78%) Jenkins
3 40 (4.78%) Oracle APEX
4 32 (3.83%) Selenium
5 27 (3.23%) NUnit
6 25 (2.99%) Team Foundation Server
7 23 (2.75%) TeamCity
8 22 (2.63%) GitLab
9 21 (2.51%) Visual Studio
10 19 (2.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 14 (1.67%) JUnit
12 13 (1.56%) SpecFlow
12 13 (1.56%) Subversion
13 12 (1.44%) Maven
14 9 (1.08%) Octopus Deploy
14 9 (1.08%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 9 (1.08%) WebDriver
15 7 (0.84%) Mercurial
16 6 (0.72%) ReSharper
General
1 138 (16.51%) Finance
2 43 (5.14%) Law
3 32 (3.83%) Public Sector
4 28 (3.35%) Financial Institution
5 20 (2.39%) Manufacturing
6 19 (2.27%) Retail
7 17 (2.03%) Banking
8 15 (1.79%) Legal
8 15 (1.79%) Marketing
9 14 (1.67%) Games
10 12 (1.44%) Electronics
10 12 (1.44%) Local Government
10 12 (1.44%) Telecoms
11 8 (0.96%) Advertising
12 5 (0.60%) Housing Association
13 4 (0.48%) Back Office
14 2 (0.24%) General Ledger
14 2 (0.24%) Publishing
15 1 (0.12%) Corporate Banking
15 1 (0.12%) Military
Job Titles
1 367 (43.90%) Developer
2 99 (11.84%) Analyst
3 97 (11.60%) .NET Developer
4 80 (9.57%) Senior Developer
4 80 (9.57%) Software Developer
5 75 (8.97%) C# Developer
6 53 (6.34%) Software Engineer
7 38 (4.55%) SQL Developer
8 37 (4.43%) C# .NET Developer
8 37 (4.43%) C# Software Developer
9 36 (4.31%) DBA
10 35 (4.19%) Data Engineer
10 35 (4.19%) Full Stack Developer
11 34 (4.07%) SQL DBA
12 32 (3.83%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 29 (3.47%) Lead Developer
14 25 (2.99%) Applications Support
14 25 (2.99%) Architect
15 24 (2.87%) Platform Engineer
15 24 (2.87%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 270 (32.30%) .NET
2 154 (18.42%) HTML
3 147 (17.58%) CSS
4 141 (16.87%) ASP.NET
5 104 (12.44%) AngularJS
6 98 (11.72%) .NET Core
7 93 (11.12%) ASP.NET Web API
8 74 (8.85%) .NET Framework
9 68 (8.13%) ASP.NET MVC
10 60 (7.18%) REST
11 59 (7.06%) React
12 58 (6.94%) Entity Framework
13 45 (5.38%) jQuery
14 44 (5.26%) HTML5
15 41 (4.90%) Node.js
16 37 (4.43%) Web Services
17 34 (4.07%) LINQ
17 34 (4.07%) RESTful
17 34 (4.07%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 29 (3.47%) ASP.NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 106 (12.68%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (3.95%) Management Information System
3 30 (3.59%) User Experience
4 27 (3.23%) Greenfield Project
5 26 (3.11%) Mobile App
5 26 (3.11%) Replication
6 21 (2.51%) Data Structures
7 20 (2.39%) Clustering
8 19 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
9 13 (1.56%) PKI
10 12 (1.44%) Driving Licence
10 12 (1.44%) Virtual Team
11 11 (1.32%) NHS
11 11 (1.32%) Self-Motivation
12 10 (1.20%) Cloud Native
13 8 (0.96%) N-Tier
13 8 (0.96%) Public Cloud
14 7 (0.84%) Data Centre
15 6 (0.72%) Blog
15 6 (0.72%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 115 (13.76%) Windows
2 114 (13.64%) Linux
3 53 (6.34%) Windows Server
4 25 (2.99%) Windows Server 2016
5 21 (2.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 19 (2.27%) Windows Server 2012
7 18 (2.15%) CentOS
8 16 (1.91%) Unix
9 14 (1.67%) Android
10 10 (1.20%) Apple iOS
11 9 (1.08%) Windows 10
12 6 (0.72%) HPUX
13 4 (0.48%) Solaris
13 4 (0.48%) Windows 7
13 4 (0.48%) Windows Server 2008
13 4 (0.48%) Windows Server 2019
14 1 (0.12%) Debian
14 1 (0.12%) Fedora
14 1 (0.12%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 253 (30.26%) Agile Software Development
2 142 (16.99%) MVC
3 133 (15.91%) Business Intelligence
4 121 (14.47%) DevOps
5 109 (13.04%) Problem-Solving
6 95 (11.36%) Microservices
7 88 (10.53%) Software Engineering
8 84 (10.05%) TDD
9 78 (9.33%) SDLC
10 66 (7.89%) ETL
11 65 (7.78%) Continuous Integration
12 63 (7.54%) Test Automation
13 62 (7.42%) OO
14 59 (7.06%) Analytics
15 58 (6.94%) Data Modelling
16 45 (5.38%) User Acceptance Testing
17 44 (5.26%) ITIL
17 44 (5.26%) Performance Tuning
18 42 (5.02%) OOP
19 40 (4.78%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 272 (32.54%) C#
2 196 (23.44%) JavaScript
3 122 (14.59%) T-SQL
4 95 (11.36%) Python
5 77 (9.21%) Java
6 51 (6.10%) PowerShell
7 47 (5.62%) PL/SQL
8 39 (4.67%) PHP
9 38 (4.55%) TypeScript
10 32 (3.83%) Go
11 27 (3.23%) Ruby
12 15 (1.79%) C++
13 11 (1.32%) Bash Shell
14 9 (1.08%) VBA
15 8 (0.96%) R
15 8 (0.96%) X++
16 7 (0.84%) ES6
16 7 (0.84%) VB.NET
17 6 (0.72%) Perl
18 5 (0.60%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 63 (7.54%) Degree
2 25 (2.99%) Microsoft Certification
3 17 (2.03%) Computer Science Degree
3 17 (2.03%) MCSA
4 16 (1.91%) AWS Certification
5 15 (1.79%) MCSE
6 14 (1.67%) MCP
6 14 (1.67%) TOGAF Certification
7 7 (0.84%) Security Cleared
8 6 (0.72%) DBS Check
8 6 (0.72%) PhD
9 5 (0.60%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (0.60%) DV Cleared
10 4 (0.48%) CCNA
10 4 (0.48%) ISTQB
10 4 (0.48%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (0.36%) JNCIS
11 3 (0.36%) MCITP
11 3 (0.36%) SC Cleared
11 3 (0.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (8.01%) QA
2 17 (2.03%) GDPR
3 12 (1.44%) Data Quality
4 8 (0.96%) SLA
5 7 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.48%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.24%) COBIT
7 2 (0.24%) PMO
8 1 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.12%) GxP
8 1 (0.12%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.12%) NIST
System Software
1 61 (7.30%) Docker
2 37 (4.43%) Active Directory
3 25 (2.99%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (2.15%) Hyper-V
5 8 (0.96%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.36%) zsh
7 2 (0.24%) PowerHA
7 2 (0.24%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.24%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 2 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.24%) XenApp
8 1 (0.12%) LXC
8 1 (0.12%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.12%) vSphere
8 1 (0.12%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 29 (3.47%) Kubernetes
2 24 (2.87%) Ansible
2 24 (2.87%) Terraform
3 22 (2.63%) Puppet
4 21 (2.51%) Grafana
5 20 (2.39%) Prometheus
6 17 (2.03%) Graphite
7 13 (1.56%) Failover Clustering
8 8 (0.96%) Microsoft Intune
9 7 (0.84%) Opscode Chef
9 7 (0.84%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 7 (0.84%) Oracle RMAN
10 5 (0.60%) Microsoft Clustering
11 4 (0.48%) Nagios
11 4 (0.48%) SCCM
12 3 (0.36%) Docker Swarm
12 3 (0.36%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 2 (0.24%) Consul
13 2 (0.24%) Kibana
13 2 (0.24%) Packer
Vendors
1 196 (23.44%) Microsoft
2 90 (10.77%) Oracle
3 30 (3.59%) SAP
4 29 (3.47%) VMware
5 27 (3.23%) Tableau
6 21 (2.51%) IBM
7 17 (2.03%) Google
7 17 (2.03%) Xamarin
8 14 (1.67%) Cisco
8 14 (1.67%) Databricks
9 10 (1.20%) Citrix
10 8 (0.96%) Zend
11 6 (0.72%) EMC
11 6 (0.72%) Veeam
12 5 (0.60%) Adobe
12 5 (0.60%) Cognos
12 5 (0.60%) InterSystems
12 5 (0.60%) MuleSoft
12 5 (0.60%) Salesforce.com
12 5 (0.60%) Syncsort