Period
to 20 January 2019

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 20 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
England > North West
6 months to
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 4 3 3
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 0
Permanent jobs citing SQL 1,976 2,658 2,987
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 18.87% 21.01% 24.23%
As % of the Programming Languages category 35.98% 37.02% 41.99%
Number of salaries quoted 1,729 2,228 2,674
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - +3.90%
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £61,250 £60,000 £58,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - -

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 5,492 7,180 7,113
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 52.45% 56.76% 57.69%
Number of salaries quoted 4,607 5,929 6,168
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £67,700 £61,250 £60,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +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 20 January 2019.

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 20 January 2019. 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 1,199 £45,000 +5.88% 263
Cheshire -2 404 £42,500 - 115
Lancashire 0 172 £35,000 - 52
Merseyside +1 171 £37,500 +1.35% 34
Cumbria 0 9 £50,000 +17.65% 1
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 20 January 2019, 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.

1 703 (35.58%) SQL Server
2 652 (33.00%) Microsoft
3 640 (32.39%) Agile Software Development
4 608 (30.77%) .NET
5 571 (28.90%) C#
6 481 (24.34%) Finance
7 440 (22.27%) T-SQL
8 416 (21.05%) Windows
9 405 (20.50%) JavaScript
10 368 (18.62%) HTML
11 354 (17.91%) Business Intelligence
12 317 (16.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 316 (15.99%) Linux
14 301 (15.23%) CSS
15 284 (14.37%) MVC
16 281 (14.22%) Microsoft Azure
17 280 (14.17%) ASP.NET
18 276 (13.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 250 (12.65%) Java
20 216 (10.93%) Mentoring
21 211 (10.68%) Software Engineering
22 209 (10.58%) Web Development
23 201 (10.17%) Git (software)
24 199 (10.07%) Amazon AWS
25 193 (9.77%) VMware
26 185 (9.36%) Problem-Solving
27 182 (9.21%) Web Services
27 182 (9.21%) Degree
28 181 (9.16%) Test Automation
29 180 (9.11%) AngularJS

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
1 100 (5.06%) IIS
2 70 (3.54%) SharePoint
3 61 (3.09%) Confluence
4 27 (1.37%) Tomcat
5 25 (1.27%) CMS
5 25 (1.27%) SAS
5 25 (1.27%) WebSphere
6 23 (1.16%) nginx
7 18 (0.91%) Apache Spark
7 18 (0.91%) MS Exchange
7 18 (0.91%) WebLogic
8 17 (0.86%) WordPress
9 15 (0.76%) BizTalk Server
10 12 (0.61%) JBoss
11 11 (0.56%) Apache
12 9 (0.46%) Umbraco
13 8 (0.40%) Skype for Business
14 7 (0.35%) Liferay
14 7 (0.35%) SharePoint 2013
15 6 (0.30%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 126 (6.38%) Microsoft Excel
2 124 (6.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 55 (2.78%) Microsoft Office
4 19 (0.96%) Photoshop
5 10 (0.51%) SPSS
6 8 (0.40%) MS Visio
7 5 (0.25%) Chatbot
7 5 (0.25%) Microsoft Project
8 4 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
9 3 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 3 (0.15%) Stata
10 1 (0.051%) Weka
Business Applications
1 28 (1.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (1.01%) Dynamics NAV
3 17 (0.86%) Dynamics AX
4 8 (0.40%) SAP BPC
5 7 (0.35%) Oracle Applications
5 7 (0.35%) Visualfiles
6 6 (0.30%) Magento
7 4 (0.20%) Cognos TM1
7 4 (0.20%) Maximo
8 3 (0.15%) Infor SunSystems
8 3 (0.15%) NetSuite
8 3 (0.15%) Payment Gateway
8 3 (0.15%) SAP S/4HANA
9 2 (0.10%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 2 (0.10%) Elite 3E
9 2 (0.10%) Oracle ERP
9 2 (0.10%) Oracle Financials
9 2 (0.10%) Sage 200
9 2 (0.10%) SAP Business One
10 1 (0.051%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 281 (14.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 199 (10.07%) Amazon AWS
3 51 (2.58%) Office 365
4 47 (2.38%) AWS CloudFormation
4 47 (2.38%) Azure Active Directory
5 45 (2.28%) GitHub
6 44 (2.23%) SaaS
7 41 (2.07%) Amazon EC2
7 41 (2.07%) Amazon S3
7 41 (2.07%) Amazon SQS
8 40 (2.02%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 21 (1.06%) IaaS
9 21 (1.06%) PaaS
10 16 (0.81%) Google Cloud Platform
11 13 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
12 9 (0.46%) Azure Data Factory
13 8 (0.40%) Dynamics 365
13 8 (0.40%) Google Analytics
14 6 (0.30%) npm
14 6 (0.30%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 108 (5.47%) Wi-Fi
2 107 (5.41%) Network Security
3 49 (2.48%) Firewall
4 31 (1.57%) SAN
5 24 (1.21%) DNS
6 23 (1.16%) HTTP
6 23 (1.16%) TCP/IP
7 22 (1.11%) VoIP
8 21 (1.06%) LAN
9 18 (0.91%) DHCP
9 18 (0.91%) Skype
9 18 (0.91%) WAN
10 17 (0.86%) SSH
11 16 (0.81%) MPLS
11 16 (0.81%) VPN
12 15 (0.76%) Intranet
13 10 (0.51%) Internet
13 10 (0.51%) VLAN
14 9 (0.46%) FTP
14 9 (0.46%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 703 (35.58%) SQL Server
2 317 (16.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 276 (13.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 167 (8.45%) NoSQL
5 159 (8.05%) MySQL
6 156 (7.89%) Relational Database
7 147 (7.44%) Data Warehouse
8 141 (7.14%) Power BI
9 127 (6.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 122 (6.17%) MongoDB
11 118 (5.97%) SQL Server 2008
12 81 (4.10%) PostgreSQL
12 81 (4.10%) SQL Server 2012
13 61 (3.09%) SQL Server 2014
14 53 (2.68%) QlikView
15 48 (2.43%) Oracle Database
16 43 (2.18%) Amazon RDS
17 42 (2.13%) Big Data
18 41 (2.07%) SQL Server 2016
19 38 (1.92%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 201 (10.17%) Git (software)
2 131 (6.63%) JIRA
3 107 (5.41%) Jenkins
4 104 (5.26%) Visual Studio
5 80 (4.05%) Selenium
6 78 (3.95%) Team Foundation Server
7 63 (3.19%) TeamCity
8 51 (2.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 51 (2.58%) Subversion
9 48 (2.43%) Octopus Deploy
10 45 (2.28%) Cucumber
11 33 (1.67%) Oracle Forms
12 32 (1.62%) NUnit
12 32 (1.62%) Oracle APEX
13 26 (1.32%) WebDriver
14 25 (1.27%) MSTest
15 24 (1.21%) SoapUI
16 23 (1.16%) JMeter
17 18 (0.91%) Bitbucket
18 16 (0.81%) Mercurial
General
1 481 (24.34%) Finance
2 129 (6.53%) Legal
3 91 (4.61%) Retail
4 71 (3.59%) Banking
5 57 (2.88%) Marketing
6 43 (2.18%) Telecoms
7 42 (2.13%) Manufacturing
8 38 (1.92%) Advertising
9 32 (1.62%) Law
10 23 (1.16%) Games
10 23 (1.16%) Investment Banking
11 19 (0.96%) Electronics
12 16 (0.81%) Financial Institution
13 12 (0.61%) Automotive
14 9 (0.46%) Local Government
14 9 (0.46%) Retail Banking
15 8 (0.40%) Back Office
15 8 (0.40%) German Language
16 7 (0.35%) Dutch Language
16 7 (0.35%) French Language
Job Titles
1 861 (43.57%) Developer
2 382 (19.33%) Analyst
3 260 (13.16%) .NET Developer
4 234 (11.84%) C# Developer
5 192 (9.72%) SQL Developer
6 150 (7.59%) DBA
7 149 (7.54%) C# .NET Developer
8 128 (6.48%) Senior Analyst
9 127 (6.43%) Senior Developer
10 119 (6.02%) IT Analyst
11 116 (5.87%) Software Developer
12 115 (5.82%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 109 (5.52%) SQL DBA
14 107 (5.41%) IT Security Analyst
14 107 (5.41%) Security Analyst
14 107 (5.41%) Senior IT Security Analyst
14 107 (5.41%) Senior Security Analyst
15 92 (4.66%) Software Engineer
16 76 (3.85%) Administrator
17 70 (3.54%) C# Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 608 (30.77%) .NET
2 368 (18.62%) HTML
3 301 (15.23%) CSS
4 280 (14.17%) ASP.NET
5 182 (9.21%) Web Services
6 180 (9.11%) AngularJS
7 160 (8.10%) XML
8 155 (7.84%) ASP.NET MVC
9 143 (7.24%) RESTful
10 132 (6.68%) .NET Framework
11 129 (6.53%) jQuery
12 107 (5.41%) ASP.NET Web API
12 107 (5.41%) SOAP
13 94 (4.76%) WCF
14 90 (4.55%) React
15 72 (3.64%) REST
16 69 (3.49%) Spring
17 65 (3.29%) .NET Core
18 62 (3.14%) Entity Framework
19 53 (2.68%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 178 (9.01%) Analytical Skills
2 122 (6.17%) Management Information System
3 105 (5.31%) Cyber Kill Chain
4 100 (5.06%) Greenfield Project
5 67 (3.39%) Self-Motivation
6 62 (3.14%) Replication
7 51 (2.58%) Enterprise Software
8 43 (2.18%) Data Structures
9 40 (2.02%) Fintech
9 40 (2.02%) Private Cloud
10 37 (1.87%) User Experience
11 36 (1.82%) Algorithms
12 28 (1.42%) Clustering
13 25 (1.27%) PMI
14 23 (1.16%) Mobile App
15 21 (1.06%) Mainframe
16 16 (0.81%) Data Centre
17 14 (0.71%) Blog
18 13 (0.66%) NHS
19 12 (0.61%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 416 (21.05%) Windows
2 316 (15.99%) Linux
3 81 (4.10%) Windows Server
4 80 (4.05%) Unix
5 50 (2.53%) Windows Server 2012
6 26 (1.32%) Windows Server 2008
7 24 (1.21%) Android
7 24 (1.21%) Windows 10
8 20 (1.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 19 (0.96%) Apple iOS
9 19 (0.96%) Windows 7
10 9 (0.46%) CentOS
11 8 (0.40%) Windows 8
12 7 (0.35%) Data ONTAP
13 6 (0.30%) Solaris
14 4 (0.20%) Debian
14 4 (0.20%) Embedded Linux
15 3 (0.15%) Windows Mobile
15 3 (0.15%) Windows Server 2003
16 2 (0.10%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 640 (32.39%) Agile Software Development
2 354 (17.91%) Business Intelligence
3 284 (14.37%) MVC
4 216 (10.93%) Mentoring
5 211 (10.68%) Software Engineering
6 209 (10.58%) Web Development
7 185 (9.36%) Problem-Solving
8 181 (9.16%) Test Automation
9 167 (8.45%) Disaster Recovery
10 154 (7.79%) TDD
11 145 (7.34%) ETL
12 144 (7.29%) Analytics
13 142 (7.19%) Continuous Integration
14 140 (7.09%) DevOps
14 140 (7.09%) SDLC
15 138 (6.98%) Scrum
16 130 (6.58%) Business Continuity
17 125 (6.33%) IT Strategy
18 123 (6.22%) ITIL
19 121 (6.12%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 571 (28.90%) C#
2 440 (22.27%) T-SQL
3 405 (20.50%) JavaScript
4 250 (12.65%) Java
5 125 (6.33%) Python
6 106 (5.36%) PHP
7 96 (4.86%) PL/SQL
8 80 (4.05%) PowerShell
9 55 (2.78%) C++
10 46 (2.33%) R
10 46 (2.33%) TypeScript
11 45 (2.28%) C
12 44 (2.23%) VBA
13 41 (2.07%) VB.NET
14 40 (2.02%) VB
15 22 (1.11%) Perl
16 21 (1.06%) Ruby
17 19 (0.96%) Java 8
18 18 (0.91%) Scala
19 14 (0.71%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 182 (9.21%) Degree
2 107 (5.41%) CISSP
2 107 (5.41%) CREST Certified
2 107 (5.41%) SANS
3 62 (3.14%) Microsoft Certification
4 41 (2.07%) ISEB
5 34 (1.72%) ISTQB
6 32 (1.62%) Computer Science Degree
7 25 (1.27%) PMI Certification
8 16 (0.81%) MCSE
9 15 (0.76%) CCNA
9 15 (0.76%) Cisco Certification
10 11 (0.56%) PhD
11 10 (0.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 10 (0.51%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 8 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
12 8 (0.40%) MCSA
13 7 (0.35%) AWS Certification
14 6 (0.30%) Numerate Degree
14 6 (0.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 132 (6.68%) GDPR
2 118 (5.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 115 (5.82%) PCI DSS
4 112 (5.67%) QA
5 36 (1.82%) SLA
6 13 (0.66%) Data Quality
7 9 (0.46%) PMO
8 2 (0.10%) Actionable Recommendations
8 2 (0.10%) MiFID
9 1 (0.051%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.051%) GAAP
9 1 (0.051%) HL7
9 1 (0.051%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 162 (8.20%) VMware Infrastructure
2 117 (5.92%) Active Directory
3 76 (3.85%) Docker
4 47 (2.38%) Virtual Machines
5 34 (1.72%) Hyper-V
6 19 (0.96%) XenDesktop
7 14 (0.71%) VMware ESXi
7 14 (0.71%) XenApp
8 12 (0.61%) vSphere
9 6 (0.30%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 6 (0.30%) Virtual Servers
10 5 (0.25%) Microsoft App-V
10 5 (0.25%) XenServer
11 4 (0.20%) Firmware
12 3 (0.15%) HDFS
13 2 (0.10%) Terminal Services
13 2 (0.10%) Xen
14 1 (0.051%) NetIQ eDirectory
14 1 (0.051%) Oracle RAC
14 1 (0.051%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 52 (2.63%) Ansible
2 37 (1.87%) Opscode Chef
3 29 (1.47%) Puppet
4 24 (1.21%) Kubernetes
5 22 (1.11%) SCCM
6 16 (0.81%) Nagios
7 14 (0.71%) Packer
8 10 (0.51%) SCOM
9 9 (0.46%) Terraform
10 7 (0.35%) FortiGate
10 7 (0.35%) Grafana
10 7 (0.35%) Microsoft Clustering
11 6 (0.30%) Graphite
11 6 (0.30%) Prometheus
11 6 (0.30%) vCenter Server
12 5 (0.25%) Consul
12 5 (0.25%) Docker Swarm
12 5 (0.25%) SQL Sentry
13 4 (0.20%) HP ALM
13 4 (0.20%) Oozie
Vendors
1 652 (33.00%) Microsoft
2 193 (9.77%) VMware
3 171 (8.65%) Oracle
4 140 (7.09%) Cisco
5 71 (3.59%) Tableau
6 49 (2.48%) New Relic
7 40 (2.02%) Trend Micro
8 36 (1.82%) SAP
9 33 (1.67%) Citrix
10 28 (1.42%) Google
11 24 (1.21%) RedGate
11 24 (1.21%) Xamarin
12 23 (1.16%) Cognos
13 18 (0.91%) Red Hat
13 18 (0.91%) Veeam
14 15 (0.76%) IBM
14 15 (0.76%) Sage
15 14 (0.71%) NetApp
15 14 (0.71%) WorldPay
16 13 (0.66%) Teradata