Period
to 18 February 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 18 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
England > North West
6 months to
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 3 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 -1
Permanent jobs citing SQL 2,645 3,004 2,713
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 20.83% 24.41% 22.60%
As % of the Programming Languages category 36.37% 42.13% 44.34%
Number of salaries quoted 2,201 2,677 2,477
North West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.33%
10th Percentile £27,250 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
England median annual salary £46,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.22% - +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 7,272 7,131 6,119
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 57.27% 57.94% 50.97%
Number of salaries quoted 6,036 6,166 5,268
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 £61,250 £60,000 £56,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

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 18 February 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 18 February 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 -3 1,358 £42,500 - 235
Cheshire +2 793 £43,000 +14.67% 129
Lancashire 0 223 £35,000 -5.41% 44
Merseyside -2 201 £37,500 +4.17% 56
Cumbria +2 21 £35,000 +16.67% 3
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 18 February 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.

1 881 (33.31%) SQL Server
2 830 (31.38%) C#
3 829 (31.34%) Agile Software Development
4 822 (31.08%) .NET
5 677 (25.60%) Microsoft
6 663 (25.07%) JavaScript
7 547 (20.68%) Finance
8 524 (19.81%) HTML
9 492 (18.60%) MVC
10 490 (18.53%) Java
11 484 (18.30%) Business Intelligence
12 482 (18.22%) T-SQL
13 481 (18.19%) CSS
14 436 (16.48%) Oracle
15 423 (15.99%) Windows
16 419 (15.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 394 (14.90%) ASP.NET
18 349 (13.19%) Scrum
19 347 (13.12%) Linux
20 328 (12.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
21 303 (11.46%) jQuery
22 301 (11.38%) Git (software)
23 299 (11.30%) Web Services
24 293 (11.08%) Analytical Skills
25 262 (9.91%) Software Engineering
26 255 (9.64%) Data Warehouse
27 251 (9.49%) AngularJS
28 243 (9.19%) TDD
28 243 (9.19%) Degree
29 241 (9.11%) Analytics

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 92 (3.48%) SAS
2 80 (3.02%) IIS
3 78 (2.95%) Apache
4 69 (2.61%) SharePoint
5 63 (2.38%) WebSphere
6 45 (1.70%) MS Exchange
6 45 (1.70%) Tomcat
7 39 (1.47%) CMS
8 37 (1.40%) Confluence
9 31 (1.17%) JBoss
10 30 (1.13%) Apache Spark
11 23 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2010
11 23 (0.87%) Umbraco
12 18 (0.68%) nginx
12 18 (0.68%) Skype for Business
13 15 (0.57%) WordPress
14 12 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
15 11 (0.42%) WebLogic
16 10 (0.38%) Apache Solr
16 10 (0.38%) OpenEdge
Applications
1 140 (5.29%) Microsoft Excel
2 69 (2.61%) Microsoft Office
3 17 (0.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (0.38%) MS Visio
5 9 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
6 8 (0.30%) SPSS
7 7 (0.26%) Photoshop
8 4 (0.15%) Microsoft Project
9 2 (0.076%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 45 (1.70%) Dynamics NAV
2 30 (1.13%) Dynamics CRM
3 29 (1.10%) Dynamics AX
4 27 (1.02%) Magento
5 13 (0.49%) Oracle EBS
6 11 (0.42%) Elite 3E
6 11 (0.42%) Oracle Applications
6 11 (0.42%) Oracle Financials
7 10 (0.38%) SAP Business One
8 9 (0.34%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 8 (0.30%) SAP Hybris
10 6 (0.23%) HFM
10 6 (0.23%) Oracle Internet Expenses
10 6 (0.23%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
10 6 (0.23%) Workfront
11 5 (0.19%) NetSuite
11 5 (0.19%) Sage X3
12 4 (0.15%) Carpe Diem
12 4 (0.15%) Cerner Millennium
12 4 (0.15%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 174 (6.58%) Amazon AWS
2 158 (5.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 66 (2.50%) Office 365
4 46 (1.74%) GitHub
5 36 (1.36%) OpenShift
6 21 (0.79%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 21 (0.79%) AWS CloudFormation
7 17 (0.64%) SaaS
8 16 (0.60%) DigitalOcean
9 15 (0.57%) Amazon EC2
9 15 (0.57%) Dynamics 365
10 13 (0.49%) Azure Active Directory
10 13 (0.49%) Google Cloud Platform
11 10 (0.38%) Amazon S3
11 10 (0.38%) Google Analytics
11 10 (0.38%) npm
12 9 (0.34%) PaaS
13 8 (0.30%) Amazon SQS
14 7 (0.26%) Amazon CloudSearch
15 6 (0.23%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 54 (2.04%) DNS
2 46 (1.74%) HTTP
3 45 (1.70%) Internet
4 43 (1.63%) Firewall
5 34 (1.29%) LAN
6 33 (1.25%) VoIP
7 31 (1.17%) TCP/IP
7 31 (1.17%) WAN
8 29 (1.10%) VPN
9 25 (0.95%) VLAN
10 23 (0.87%) SAN
11 22 (0.83%) Intranet
12 20 (0.76%) DHCP
13 19 (0.72%) Broadband
14 18 (0.68%) Ethernet
15 16 (0.60%) Wi-Fi
16 15 (0.57%) Skype
17 14 (0.53%) HSRP
17 14 (0.53%) MRTG
17 14 (0.53%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 881 (33.31%) SQL Server
2 419 (15.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 328 (12.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 255 (9.64%) Data Warehouse
5 236 (8.92%) MySQL
6 184 (6.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 147 (5.56%) Power BI
8 129 (4.88%) Relational Database
9 121 (4.57%) NoSQL
10 115 (4.35%) Oracle Database
11 93 (3.52%) SQL Server 2008
12 89 (3.36%) MongoDB
13 86 (3.25%) SQL Server 2016
14 83 (3.14%) Big Data
15 82 (3.10%) SQL Server 2012
16 71 (2.68%) SQL Server 2014
17 70 (2.65%) QlikView
18 67 (2.53%) PostgreSQL
19 66 (2.50%) Hadoop
20 63 (2.38%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 301 (11.38%) Git (software)
2 148 (5.60%) Jenkins
3 144 (5.44%) JIRA
4 107 (4.05%) Visual Studio
5 83 (3.14%) Team Foundation Server
6 78 (2.95%) Selenium
7 69 (2.61%) Subversion
8 62 (2.34%) NUnit
9 54 (2.04%) Oracle Forms
10 51 (1.93%) JUnit
11 45 (1.70%) TeamCity
12 43 (1.63%) Cucumber
13 40 (1.51%) MSTest
14 37 (1.40%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 36 (1.36%) Bitbucket
16 32 (1.21%) Mercurial
17 28 (1.06%) ProC
18 27 (1.02%) Maven
18 27 (1.02%) Octopus Deploy
19 24 (0.91%) Grunt
General
1 547 (20.68%) Finance
2 154 (5.82%) Retail
3 145 (5.48%) Banking
4 131 (4.95%) Advertising
5 75 (2.84%) Telecoms
6 68 (2.57%) Legal
6 68 (2.57%) Marketing
7 67 (2.53%) Manufacturing
8 60 (2.27%) Law
9 56 (2.12%) Investment Banking
10 33 (1.25%) Games
11 25 (0.95%) Automotive
11 25 (0.95%) Back Office
12 16 (0.60%) Retail Banking
13 14 (0.53%) Billing
14 13 (0.49%) Electronics
15 9 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
16 7 (0.26%) Financial Institution
16 7 (0.26%) General Ledger
17 4 (0.15%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 1,237 (46.77%) Developer
2 394 (14.90%) Analyst
3 388 (14.67%) .NET Developer
4 287 (10.85%) C# Developer
5 266 (10.06%) SQL Developer
6 229 (8.66%) C# .NET Developer
7 202 (7.64%) Software Developer
8 172 (6.50%) Senior Developer
9 170 (6.43%) Applications Support
10 143 (5.41%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 129 (4.88%) Software Engineer
12 110 (4.16%) Java Developer
13 104 (3.93%) DBA
14 97 (3.67%) Support Analyst
15 96 (3.63%) Consultant
16 92 (3.48%) Data Analyst
17 85 (3.21%) C# Software Developer
18 82 (3.10%) SQL Analyst
18 82 (3.10%) SQL DBA
19 79 (2.99%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 822 (31.08%) .NET
2 524 (19.81%) HTML
3 481 (18.19%) CSS
4 394 (14.90%) ASP.NET
5 303 (11.46%) jQuery
6 299 (11.30%) Web Services
7 251 (9.49%) AngularJS
8 195 (7.37%) .NET Framework
9 163 (6.16%) ASP.NET MVC
10 148 (5.60%) XML
11 146 (5.52%) REST
12 141 (5.33%) RESTful
13 138 (5.22%) Spring
14 133 (5.03%) SOAP
15 126 (4.76%) React
16 119 (4.50%) ASP.NET Web API
17 104 (3.93%) WCF
18 101 (3.82%) Entity Framework
19 100 (3.78%) Node.js
20 94 (3.55%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 293 (11.08%) Analytical Skills
2 98 (3.71%) Greenfield Project
3 90 (3.40%) Management Information System
4 84 (3.18%) Computer Science
5 69 (2.61%) User Experience
6 52 (1.97%) Fintech
7 47 (1.78%) Data Structures
8 46 (1.74%) Mobile App
9 41 (1.55%) Replication
10 40 (1.51%) Algorithms
11 31 (1.17%) NHS
12 30 (1.13%) Enterprise Software
13 26 (0.98%) Data Centre
14 25 (0.95%) N-Tier
15 23 (0.87%) Client/Server
15 23 (0.87%) Life Science
16 22 (0.83%) Linux Command Line
16 22 (0.83%) Mainframe
17 21 (0.79%) Clustering
18 20 (0.76%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 423 (15.99%) Windows
2 347 (13.12%) Linux
3 204 (7.71%) Unix
4 112 (4.23%) Windows Server
5 50 (1.89%) Windows Server 2008
5 50 (1.89%) Windows Server 2012
6 44 (1.66%) Android
7 36 (1.36%) Apple iOS
8 22 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 21 (0.79%) Windows 7
10 17 (0.64%) CentOS
11 16 (0.60%) AIX
11 16 (0.60%) Solaris
12 15 (0.57%) HPUX
12 15 (0.57%) Windows Server 2003
13 13 (0.49%) Windows 10
14 12 (0.45%) Debian
15 11 (0.42%) Ubuntu
16 9 (0.34%) SUSE
17 6 (0.23%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 829 (31.34%) Agile Software Development
2 492 (18.60%) MVC
3 484 (18.30%) Business Intelligence
4 349 (13.19%) Scrum
5 262 (9.91%) Software Engineering
6 243 (9.19%) TDD
7 241 (9.11%) Analytics
8 232 (8.77%) OO
9 225 (8.51%) Continuous Integration
10 214 (8.09%) Test Automation
11 185 (6.99%) ETL
12 181 (6.84%) DevOps
13 174 (6.58%) Web Development
14 161 (6.09%) Mentoring
15 160 (6.05%) ITIL
16 148 (5.60%) Data Analysis
17 145 (5.48%) E-Commerce
18 134 (5.07%) BDD
19 123 (4.65%) Microservices
20 118 (4.46%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 830 (31.38%) C#
2 663 (25.07%) JavaScript
3 490 (18.53%) Java
4 482 (18.22%) T-SQL
5 239 (9.04%) Python
6 204 (7.71%) PHP
7 158 (5.97%) PL/SQL
8 131 (4.95%) C++
9 106 (4.01%) VB.NET
10 104 (3.93%) C
11 99 (3.74%) VBA
12 93 (3.52%) Ruby
13 84 (3.18%) PowerShell
14 61 (2.31%) R
15 57 (2.16%) Shell Script
16 56 (2.12%) Bash Shell
17 51 (1.93%) Scala
18 47 (1.78%) Perl
19 46 (1.74%) VB
20 42 (1.59%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 243 (9.19%) Degree
2 80 (3.02%) Microsoft Certification
3 55 (2.08%) Security Cleared
4 50 (1.89%) ISEB
5 45 (1.70%) ISTQB
6 40 (1.51%) SC Cleared
7 37 (1.40%) MCSE
8 36 (1.36%) MCSA
9 35 (1.32%) Cisco Certification
10 34 (1.29%) Computer Science Degree
11 27 (1.02%) CCNA
12 23 (0.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 16 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
13 16 (0.60%) MCP
14 13 (0.49%) PhD
15 11 (0.42%) MCITP
16 10 (0.38%) HND
17 9 (0.34%) CCENT
17 9 (0.34%) CCNP
17 9 (0.34%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 104 (3.93%) QA
2 58 (2.19%) SLA
3 49 (1.85%) Data Quality
4 22 (0.83%) PCI DSS
5 18 (0.68%) GDPR
6 17 (0.64%) PMO
7 8 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 8 (0.30%) MiFID
8 6 (0.23%) COBIT
8 6 (0.23%) ISO 9001
9 3 (0.11%) ISO 9000
10 1 (0.038%) GPG13
10 1 (0.038%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 1 (0.038%) TickIT
System Software
1 135 (5.10%) Active Directory
2 77 (2.91%) Docker
3 66 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 26 (0.98%) Hyper-V
5 19 (0.72%) vSphere
6 16 (0.60%) Virtual Machines
7 10 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
8 8 (0.30%) Terminal Services
8 8 (0.30%) Varnish
8 8 (0.30%) XenApp
9 7 (0.26%) XenServer
10 6 (0.23%) Xen
11 5 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
11 5 (0.19%) Time Sharing Option
12 4 (0.15%) Snort
12 4 (0.15%) Virtual Desktop
13 3 (0.11%) HDFS
14 2 (0.076%) BitLocker
14 2 (0.076%) LXC
15 1 (0.038%) Oracle Clusterware
Systems Management
1 73 (2.76%) Opscode Chef
1 73 (2.76%) Puppet
2 47 (1.78%) SCCM
3 36 (1.36%) Kubernetes
4 33 (1.25%) Ansible
5 30 (1.13%) Nagios
6 20 (0.76%) SCOM
7 18 (0.68%) Kibana
7 18 (0.68%) Tivoli
8 17 (0.64%) Cobbler
8 17 (0.64%) Prometheus
9 15 (0.57%) Ambari
10 14 (0.53%) Cacti
10 14 (0.53%) OpenNMS
10 14 (0.53%) RANCID
11 13 (0.49%) ZABBIX
12 9 (0.34%) Ganglia
13 8 (0.30%) FortiGate
13 8 (0.30%) Netcool
14 7 (0.26%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 677 (25.60%) Microsoft
2 436 (16.48%) Oracle
3 111 (4.20%) VMware
4 90 (3.40%) Tableau
5 80 (3.02%) Capita
5 80 (3.02%) Google
6 72 (2.72%) SAP
7 47 (1.78%) IBM
8 44 (1.66%) Cisco
8 44 (1.66%) Cognos
9 39 (1.47%) HP
10 34 (1.29%) Informatica
10 34 (1.29%) Twitter
11 32 (1.21%) Citrix
12 31 (1.17%) ServiceNow
13 29 (1.10%) Red Hat
13 29 (1.10%) Salesforce.com
14 28 (1.06%) WorldPay
15 25 (0.95%) New Relic
15 25 (0.95%) Teradata