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 3 months to 29 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
England / North West
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 3 3 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 0  
Permanent jobs citing SQL 1632 1270 1538
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 25.41% 22.37% 23.60%
As % of the Programming Languages category 43.07% 43.37% 45.20%
Number of salaries quoted 1422 1115 1328
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

SQL is in the programming language skills category. The next 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 programming language skills.

Programming Language Skills
North West
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 3789 2928 3403
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 58.99% 51.58% 52.21%
Number of salaries quoted 3253 2498 2880
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.89%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +3.75%  

SQL
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing SQL as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

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 3 months to 29 April 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 3 months to 29 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester 0 992 £40,000 - 148
Cheshire +2 332 £37,500 - 60
Lancashire 0 158 £35,000 +6.06% 25
Merseyside +2 129 £36,000 +7.46% 18
Cumbria +8 8 £45,500 +30.00% 1
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 1317 (43.57%) SQL Server
2 1094 (36.19%) .NET
3 1006 (33.28%) C#
4 932 (30.83%) Agile Software Development
5 856 (28.32%) JavaScript
6 764 (25.27%) HTML
6 764 (25.27%) Microsoft
7 632 (20.91%) CSS
8 598 (19.78%) MVC
9 595 (19.68%) ASP.NET
10 559 (18.49%) Finance
11 550 (18.19%) T-SQL
12 536 (17.73%) Java
13 485 (16.04%) Business Intelligence
14 466 (15.42%) jQuery
15 461 (15.25%) Oracle
16 459 (15.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 421 (13.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 380 (12.57%) Degree
19 337 (11.15%) Windows
20 334 (11.05%) Web Services
21 320 (10.59%) Analytical Skills
22 316 (10.45%) Linux
23 309 (10.22%) Data Warehouse
24 298 (9.86%) Software Engineering
25 297 (9.82%) Scrum
25 297 (9.82%) ASP.NET MVC
26 296 (9.79%) OO
27 282 (9.33%) .NET Framework
28 279 (9.23%) Continuous Integration

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 88 (2.91%) Tomcat
2 85 (2.81%) SharePoint
3 78 (2.58%) IIS
4 55 (1.82%) SAS
5 54 (1.79%) CMS
6 47 (1.55%) Umbraco
7 35 (1.16%) JBoss
8 33 (1.09%) MS Exchange
9 32 (1.06%) CloudStack
9 32 (1.06%) OpenStack
10 29 (0.96%) Apache
10 29 (0.96%) WebSphere
11 23 (0.76%) Sitecore CMS
12 21 (0.69%) Oracle Workflow
13 20 (0.66%) Apache Spark
13 20 (0.66%) BizTalk Server
14 16 (0.53%) OpenEdge
15 15 (0.50%) Elasticsearch
15 15 (0.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 14 (0.46%) nginx
Applications
1 162 (5.36%) Microsoft Excel
2 83 (2.75%) Microsoft Office
3 19 (0.63%) MS Visio
4 14 (0.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 14 (0.46%) SPSS
5 9 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.099%) Microsoft Project
7 2 (0.066%) Chatbot
7 2 (0.066%) FileZilla
8 1 (0.033%) Adobe Premiere
8 1 (0.033%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 45 (1.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 32 (1.06%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 29 (0.96%) Oracle EBS
4 28 (0.93%) Oracle EBS R12
5 27 (0.89%) Dynamics NAV
6 25 (0.83%) Oracle Applications
7 15 (0.50%) Oracle Payables
8 14 (0.46%) Oracle General Ledger
8 14 (0.46%) Oracle Receivables
9 13 (0.43%) Oracle Assets
9 13 (0.43%) Oracle Cash Management
9 13 (0.43%) Oracle ERP
10 11 (0.36%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 10 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
11 10 (0.33%) Sage 200
12 9 (0.30%) Magento
12 9 (0.30%) Oracle ASCP
12 9 (0.30%) Visualfiles
13 8 (0.26%) Oracle 11i
13 8 (0.26%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 161 (5.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 138 (4.57%) Amazon AWS
3 39 (1.29%) SaaS
4 37 (1.22%) Google Cloud Platform
5 34 (1.12%) Office 365
6 31 (1.03%) GitHub
7 19 (0.63%) PaaS
8 16 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
9 14 (0.46%) Google Analytics
10 13 (0.43%) IaaS
11 10 (0.33%) Google Play
12 5 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
12 5 (0.17%) Amazon S3
13 4 (0.13%) FinancialForce.com
13 4 (0.13%) Force.com
13 4 (0.13%) Sumo Logic
14 3 (0.099%) iPaaS
15 2 (0.066%) Azure Machine Learning
16 1 (0.033%) OneDrive
16 1 (0.033%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 72 (2.38%) Internet
2 69 (2.28%) Firewall
3 62 (2.05%) HTTP
4 59 (1.95%) DNS
5 47 (1.55%) TCP/IP
6 37 (1.22%) SAN
7 35 (1.16%) WAN
8 33 (1.09%) DHCP
9 31 (1.03%) LAN
10 26 (0.86%) VLAN
11 20 (0.66%) Ethernet
12 13 (0.43%) Intranet
13 12 (0.40%) Network Security
14 11 (0.36%) RS-232
15 10 (0.33%) Wi-Fi
16 9 (0.30%) Broadband
16 9 (0.30%) VoIP
17 7 (0.23%) Cisco IOS
17 7 (0.23%) IPv6
18 6 (0.20%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1317 (43.57%) SQL Server
2 459 (15.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 421 (13.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 309 (10.22%) Data Warehouse
5 257 (8.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 219 (7.24%) SQL Server 2008
7 198 (6.55%) MySQL
8 166 (5.49%) Relational Database
9 148 (4.90%) NoSQL
10 112 (3.70%) SQL Server 2014
11 106 (3.51%) Oracle Database
12 102 (3.37%) SQL Server 2012
13 99 (3.27%) Big Data
14 85 (2.81%) Hadoop
15 74 (2.45%) MongoDB
16 72 (2.38%) SQL Server 2016
17 68 (2.25%) Power BI
18 63 (2.08%) SQL Server 2005
19 55 (1.82%) Microsoft Analysis Services
19 55 (1.82%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 223 (7.38%) Git (software)
2 222 (7.34%) Visual Studio
3 114 (3.77%) Subversion
3 114 (3.77%) Team Foundation Server
4 113 (3.74%) JIRA
5 98 (3.24%) Selenium
6 84 (2.78%) NUnit
7 64 (2.12%) JUnit
8 61 (2.02%) Jenkins
9 54 (1.79%) Mercurial
10 45 (1.49%) Maven
11 43 (1.42%) MSTest
12 37 (1.22%) Oracle Forms
13 36 (1.19%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 33 (1.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 32 (1.06%) Cucumber
16 24 (0.79%) Eclipse
16 24 (0.79%) Oracle APEX
17 21 (0.69%) TeamCity
18 20 (0.66%) WebDriver
General
1 559 (18.49%) Finance
2 155 (5.13%) Marketing
3 133 (4.40%) Retail
4 96 (3.18%) Banking
5 91 (3.01%) Manufacturing
6 62 (2.05%) Legal
7 61 (2.02%) Advertising
8 60 (1.98%) Telecoms
9 48 (1.59%) Games
10 35 (1.16%) Law
11 34 (1.12%) Electronics
12 22 (0.73%) Back Office
13 21 (0.69%) Financial Institution
14 14 (0.46%) Corporate Banking
15 13 (0.43%) Billing
16 12 (0.40%) Automotive
16 12 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
17 10 (0.33%) Investment Banking
18 9 (0.30%) Multimedia
19 8 (0.26%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 1567 (51.84%) Developer
2 512 (16.94%) Analyst
3 504 (16.67%) .NET Developer
4 427 (14.13%) C# Developer
5 408 (13.50%) SQL Developer
6 314 (10.39%) C# .NET Developer
7 276 (9.13%) Senior Developer
8 246 (8.14%) Java Developer
9 210 (6.95%) Software Developer
10 174 (5.76%) ASP.NET Developer
11 162 (5.36%) DBA
12 142 (4.70%) SQL Server Developer
13 141 (4.66%) Support Analyst
14 140 (4.63%) SQL DBA
15 128 (4.23%) SQL Analyst
16 124 (4.10%) C# ASP.NET Developer
17 115 (3.80%) Applications Support
18 113 (3.74%) Senior Java Developer
19 111 (3.67%) Software Engineer
20 110 (3.64%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1094 (36.19%) .NET
2 764 (25.27%) HTML
3 632 (20.91%) CSS
4 595 (19.68%) ASP.NET
5 466 (15.42%) jQuery
6 334 (11.05%) Web Services
7 297 (9.82%) ASP.NET MVC
8 282 (9.33%) .NET Framework
9 254 (8.40%) XML
10 234 (7.74%) AngularJS
11 196 (6.48%) WCF
12 189 (6.25%) HTML5
13 164 (5.43%) ASP.NET Web API
14 161 (5.33%) Entity Framework
15 160 (5.29%) Spring
16 124 (4.10%) REST
17 122 (4.04%) Ajax
18 115 (3.80%) JSON
19 111 (3.67%) WPF
20 107 (3.54%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 320 (10.59%) Analytical Skills
2 216 (7.15%) iPad
3 162 (5.36%) Computer Science
4 108 (3.57%) Greenfield Project
5 77 (2.55%) Clustering
6 72 (2.38%) Mobile App
7 69 (2.28%) Management Information System
8 68 (2.25%) Data Structures
9 65 (2.15%) Replication
10 63 (2.08%) Algorithms
11 61 (2.02%) Enterprise Software
12 55 (1.82%) User Experience
13 46 (1.52%) N-Tier
14 45 (1.49%) iSeries
15 40 (1.32%) AS400
16 37 (1.22%) Data Centre
17 21 (0.69%) Driving Licence
17 21 (0.69%) Internet of Things
18 16 (0.53%) Mainframe
19 13 (0.43%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 337 (11.15%) Windows
2 316 (10.45%) Linux
3 191 (6.32%) Unix
4 106 (3.51%) Windows Server
5 57 (1.89%) Android
6 51 (1.69%) Apple iOS
7 48 (1.59%) Windows Server 2012
8 34 (1.12%) Windows Server 2008
9 22 (0.73%) AIX
9 22 (0.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 19 (0.63%) Solaris
10 19 (0.63%) Windows 7
11 14 (0.46%) CentOS
11 14 (0.46%) Windows Server 2003
12 12 (0.40%) Windows Embedded Compact
13 11 (0.36%) Mac OS
13 11 (0.36%) Ubuntu
14 10 (0.33%) HPUX
14 10 (0.33%) Windows 10
15 8 (0.26%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 932 (30.83%) Agile Software Development
2 598 (19.78%) MVC
3 485 (16.04%) Business Intelligence
4 298 (9.86%) Software Engineering
5 297 (9.82%) Scrum
6 296 (9.79%) OO
7 279 (9.23%) Continuous Integration
8 264 (8.73%) Web Development
9 255 (8.44%) SDLC
10 248 (8.20%) ETL
11 243 (8.04%) TDD
12 231 (7.64%) E-Commerce
13 209 (6.91%) Unit Testing
14 160 (5.29%) DevOps
15 159 (5.26%) ITIL
16 145 (4.80%) Performance Tuning
17 141 (4.66%) Analytics
18 136 (4.50%) Data Modelling
19 134 (4.43%) Mentoring
20 127 (4.20%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 1006 (33.28%) C#
2 856 (28.32%) JavaScript
3 550 (18.19%) T-SQL
4 536 (17.73%) Java
5 169 (5.59%) C++
6 159 (5.26%) PHP
7 155 (5.13%) Python
8 142 (4.70%) PL/SQL
9 139 (4.60%) VB.NET
10 85 (2.81%) Shell Script
11 81 (2.68%) C
11 81 (2.68%) Ruby
12 75 (2.48%) VB
13 70 (2.32%) PowerShell
14 67 (2.22%) VBA
15 49 (1.62%) R
15 49 (1.62%) RPG
16 48 (1.59%) Bash Shell
17 40 (1.32%) TypeScript
18 31 (1.03%) Perl
Qualifications
1 380 (12.57%) Degree
2 56 (1.85%) ISEB
3 52 (1.72%) Microsoft Certification
4 48 (1.59%) ISTQB
5 43 (1.42%) Security Cleared
6 32 (1.06%) PhD
7 27 (0.89%) SC Cleared
8 21 (0.69%) Cisco Certification
9 19 (0.63%) MCSA
10 17 (0.56%) CCNP
10 17 (0.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 16 (0.53%) HND
12 13 (0.43%) MCSE
13 12 (0.40%) MCITP
13 12 (0.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 11 (0.36%) HNC
15 10 (0.33%) CCSE
16 9 (0.30%) DBS Check
17 6 (0.20%) DV Cleared
18 5 (0.17%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 122 (4.04%) QA
2 48 (1.59%) Data Quality
3 33 (1.09%) SLA
4 29 (0.96%) PCI DSS
5 21 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 12 (0.40%) ISO 9000
6 12 (0.40%) WAI
7 10 (0.33%) ISO 9001
8 7 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 4 (0.13%) SDET
10 3 (0.099%) Cyber Essentials
11 2 (0.066%) 21 CFR Part 11
11 2 (0.066%) GCP
11 2 (0.066%) PMO
12 1 (0.033%) COBIT
System Software
1 101 (3.34%) Active Directory
2 55 (1.82%) vSphere
3 46 (1.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 36 (1.19%) Hyper-V
5 33 (1.09%) XenServer
6 32 (1.06%) Xen
7 29 (0.96%) Docker
8 17 (0.56%) Terminal Services
9 12 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
10 10 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
11 9 (0.30%) Firmware
12 6 (0.20%) Oracle RAC
12 6 (0.20%) Postfix
12 6 (0.20%) qmail
13 5 (0.17%) VMware ESX
13 5 (0.17%) XenApp
14 4 (0.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 4 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
15 3 (0.099%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 3 (0.099%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 82 (2.71%) Puppet
2 73 (2.41%) Opscode Chef
3 39 (1.29%) Tivoli
4 31 (1.03%) Cobbler
5 25 (0.83%) Ansible
5 25 (0.83%) Nagios
5 25 (0.83%) WSUS
6 14 (0.46%) SCCM
7 13 (0.43%) SCOM
8 12 (0.40%) Netcool
9 10 (0.33%) Norton AntiVirus
10 9 (0.30%) Ganglia
11 8 (0.26%) Backup Exec
11 8 (0.26%) Mesos
12 7 (0.23%) OpenView
13 6 (0.20%) HP SIM
13 6 (0.20%) Packer
14 5 (0.17%) Kibana
14 5 (0.17%) OpenNMS
14 5 (0.17%) RANCID
Vendors
1 764 (25.27%) Microsoft
2 461 (15.25%) Oracle
3 109 (3.61%) Google
4 106 (3.51%) VMware
5 105 (3.47%) Tableau
6 85 (2.81%) IBM
7 69 (2.28%) SAP
8 43 (1.42%) Cisco
9 42 (1.39%) Salesforce.com
10 34 (1.12%) Sage
11 33 (1.09%) Xamarin
12 32 (1.06%) EnterpriseDB
13 31 (1.03%) HP
14 30 (0.99%) Cognos
15 28 (0.93%) Red Hat
16 27 (0.89%) NetApp
17 25 (0.83%) Facebook
18 24 (0.79%) Sitecore
19 20 (0.66%) Avaya
20 18 (0.60%) Citrix
Greater Manchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Reed Technology
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Pension/Bonus/Events
Posted: 2 days ago
Bury, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £22000 - £28000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Winsford, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £36000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £38,000 to £42,000 per annum plus excellent benefits package
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £25000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Blackburn, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + competitive benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Bupa
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Talent International
Salary: £45000 - £48000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Blackburn, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £38000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Service Care Solutions Recruitment
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum Pension. child care vouchers
Posted: 2 days ago
Greater Manchester
Verticality Ltd
Salary: to £45k DOE + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Oscar
Salary: £18000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000-35,000 + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: £35,000 - £45,000 DOE
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Amsource Technology Ltd
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Skelmersdale, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £27000 - £35000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 2 days ago