Period
to 14 June 2021

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 14 June 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
England > North West
6 months to
14 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 6 3 5
Rank change year-on-year -3 +2 -1
Permanent jobs citing SQL 1,271 1,198 1,811
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 18.78% 20.27% 17.62%
As % of the Programming Languages category 38.20% 37.32% 35.25%
Number of salaries quoted 1,061 1,015 1,494
10th Percentile £30,000 £31,250 £27,500
25th Percentile £36,250 £37,500 £33,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £48,500 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year -2.06% +14.12% +3.03%
75th Percentile £57,500 £57,500 £52,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £61,250
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

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 3,327 3,210 5,137
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 49.16% 54.31% 49.98%
Number of salaries quoted 2,705 2,701 4,016
10th Percentile £31,991 £31,250 £28,000
25th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year - +11.11% +5.88%
75th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £56,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £67,250
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%

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 14 June 2021.

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 14 June 2021. 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 -1 852 £47,500 -5.00% 162
Cheshire +3 203 £45,000 - 57
Lancashire +1 104 £40,000 +6.67% 28
Merseyside -3 81 £50,000 +3.09% 24
Cumbria +4 19 £40,000 - 7
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 14 June 2021, 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.

1 367 (28.87%) SQL Server
2 350 (27.54%) C#
3 349 (27.46%) Azure
4 342 (26.91%) .NET
5 320 (25.18%) JavaScript
6 312 (24.55%) Microsoft
7 290 (22.82%) Agile Software Development
8 238 (18.73%) DevOps
9 225 (17.70%) Java
10 218 (17.15%) Social Skills
11 211 (16.60%) Business Intelligence
12 206 (16.21%) AWS
13 203 (15.97%) HTML
14 197 (15.50%) CSS
15 189 (14.87%) MVC
16 186 (14.63%) Python
17 181 (14.24%) Oracle
18 174 (13.69%) T-SQL
19 169 (13.30%) Software Engineering
20 163 (12.82%) Windows
21 161 (12.67%) .NET Core
22 159 (12.51%) Power BI
22 159 (12.51%) Power Platform
23 150 (11.80%) Problem-Solving
24 147 (11.57%) Data Warehouse
25 140 (11.01%) ASP.NET
25 140 (11.01%) Git (software)
26 138 (10.86%) ETL
27 134 (10.54%) Finance
27 134 (10.54%) 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 37 (2.91%) Elasticsearch
2 33 (2.60%) CMS
3 30 (2.36%) IIS
4 22 (1.73%) nginx
5 20 (1.57%) Apache Spark
6 19 (1.49%) MS Exchange
7 18 (1.42%) Apache
8 14 (1.10%) Umbraco
9 10 (0.79%) SharePoint
9 10 (0.79%) Tomcat
10 8 (0.63%) BizTalk Server
10 8 (0.63%) Confluence
10 8 (0.63%) EPiServer
10 8 (0.63%) Sitecore CMS
11 5 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2013
11 5 (0.39%) WebSphere
12 4 (0.31%) Apache Airflow
12 4 (0.31%) SAS
13 2 (0.16%) ColdFusion
13 2 (0.16%) WebLogic
Applications
1 53 (4.17%) Microsoft Excel
2 33 (2.60%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.24%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.24%) SPSS
4 2 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (0.16%) Chatbot
4 2 (0.16%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.079%) Figma
5 1 (0.079%) PrintSoft PReS
5 1 (0.079%) Stata
Business Applications
1 7 (0.55%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 5 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (0.39%) Elite 3E
2 5 (0.39%) Magento
3 4 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.24%) FLEXCUBE
4 3 (0.24%) Payment Gateway
4 3 (0.24%) SAP Business One
5 2 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.16%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.079%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
6 1 (0.079%) Infor LN
6 1 (0.079%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.079%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.079%) Sage 1000
6 1 (0.079%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.079%) Visualfiles
6 1 (0.079%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 349 (27.46%) Azure
2 206 (16.21%) AWS
3 159 (12.51%) Power Platform
4 45 (3.54%) Microsoft 365
4 45 (3.54%) SaaS
5 32 (2.52%) Azure Data Factory
6 30 (2.36%) GCP
6 30 (2.36%) IaaS
7 29 (2.28%) Serverless
8 26 (2.05%) Azure Service Bus
9 25 (1.97%) Azure Cosmos DB
9 25 (1.97%) PaaS
10 22 (1.73%) Azure Service Fabric
11 19 (1.49%) Azure Active Directory
12 16 (1.26%) AWS CloudFormation
13 15 (1.18%) GitHub
14 12 (0.94%) Amazon S3
14 12 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
14 12 (0.94%) Snowflake
15 11 (0.87%) Pulumi
Communications & Networking
1 24 (1.89%) DNS
1 24 (1.89%) SAN
2 22 (1.73%) Internet
3 19 (1.49%) DHCP
3 19 (1.49%) VoIP
4 18 (1.42%) Firewall
5 13 (1.02%) NAS
6 9 (0.71%) AMQP
6 9 (0.71%) SNMP
7 7 (0.55%) HTTP
8 6 (0.47%) Cisco ISE
8 6 (0.47%) Network Security
9 3 (0.24%) HTTPS
9 3 (0.24%) Softphone
10 2 (0.16%) CTI
10 2 (0.16%) Intranet
10 2 (0.16%) SSH
10 2 (0.16%) SSL
10 2 (0.16%) TCP/IP
11 1 (0.079%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 367 (28.87%) SQL Server
2 159 (12.51%) Power BI
3 147 (11.57%) Data Warehouse
4 132 (10.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 120 (9.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 110 (8.65%) MySQL
7 93 (7.32%) NoSQL
8 72 (5.66%) PostgreSQL
9 68 (5.35%) Relational Database
10 63 (4.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 47 (3.70%) Redis
12 46 (3.62%) Azure SQL Database
13 44 (3.46%) Tableau
14 40 (3.15%) MongoDB
15 31 (2.44%) Oracle Database
16 25 (1.97%) Data Lake
17 23 (1.81%) Amazon Redshift
18 22 (1.73%) QlikView
19 21 (1.65%) Amazon RDS
20 20 (1.57%) SQL Server 2019
Development Applications
1 140 (11.01%) Git (software)
2 87 (6.85%) Jenkins
3 57 (4.48%) JIRA
4 39 (3.07%) TeamCity
5 36 (2.83%) Visual Studio
6 33 (2.60%) Subversion
7 26 (2.05%) Octopus Deploy
8 22 (1.73%) Team Foundation Server
9 21 (1.65%) Mercurial
10 19 (1.49%) Selenium
11 17 (1.34%) Bitbucket
11 17 (1.34%) Cucumber
12 16 (1.26%) Gradle
13 15 (1.18%) IntelliJ
14 14 (1.10%) JUnit
14 14 (1.10%) Oracle APEX
15 13 (1.02%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
16 12 (0.94%) JMeter
16 12 (0.94%) Vagrant
17 10 (0.79%) Maven
General
1 218 (17.15%) Social Skills
2 134 (10.54%) Finance
3 117 (9.21%) Analytical Skills
4 54 (4.25%) Law
5 45 (3.54%) Retail
6 30 (2.36%) Marketing
7 27 (2.12%) Presentation Skills
8 26 (2.05%) Legal
9 24 (1.89%) Games
10 23 (1.81%) Manufacturing
11 20 (1.57%) Pharmaceutical
12 18 (1.42%) Automotive
13 14 (1.10%) Back Office
13 14 (1.10%) Multimedia
14 13 (1.02%) Public Sector
15 8 (0.63%) Banking
15 8 (0.63%) Organisational Skills
16 7 (0.55%) Telecoms
17 6 (0.47%) Financial Institution
18 3 (0.24%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 606 (47.68%) Developer
2 142 (11.17%) .NET Developer
3 136 (10.70%) Analyst
4 107 (8.42%) SQL Developer
5 102 (8.03%) Senior Developer
6 93 (7.32%) Software Engineer
7 84 (6.61%) C# Developer
8 80 (6.29%) PHP Developer
9 74 (5.82%) Full Stack Developer
9 74 (5.82%) Web Developer
10 71 (5.59%) Azure Engineer
11 67 (5.27%) Software Developer
12 65 (5.11%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 65 (5.11%) Data Engineer
13 60 (4.72%) C# .NET Developer
14 53 (4.17%) Trainee Developer
14 53 (4.17%) Trainee Web Developer
15 48 (3.78%) Java Developer
16 43 (3.38%) Full Stack Web Developer
16 43 (3.38%) Trainee
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 342 (26.91%) .NET
2 203 (15.97%) HTML
3 197 (15.50%) CSS
4 161 (12.67%) .NET Core
5 140 (11.01%) ASP.NET
6 114 (8.97%) HTML5
7 89 (7.00%) .NET Framework
8 88 (6.92%) React
9 85 (6.69%) AngularJS
10 74 (5.82%) Laravel
11 68 (5.35%) CSS3
12 65 (5.11%) Web Services
13 62 (4.88%) jQuery
14 59 (4.64%) Spring
15 58 (4.56%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 55 (4.33%) RabbitMQ
16 55 (4.33%) Vue.js
17 53 (4.17%) ASP.NET Web API
18 46 (3.62%) RESTful
19 43 (3.38%) Java SE
Miscellaneous
1 86 (6.77%) Greenfield Project
2 71 (5.59%) Mobile App
3 32 (2.52%) Self-Motivation
4 25 (1.97%) Management Information System
5 24 (1.89%) Replication
6 21 (1.65%) Enterprise Software
7 20 (1.57%) Algorithms
7 20 (1.57%) User Experience
8 19 (1.49%) Data Centre
9 17 (1.34%) Life Science
10 13 (1.02%) Renewable Energy
11 12 (0.94%) Data Structures
11 12 (0.94%) e-Learning
11 12 (0.94%) Linux Command Line
12 11 (0.87%) Clustering
13 10 (0.79%) Fixed Income
14 9 (0.71%) Virtual Team
15 8 (0.63%) Client/Server
15 8 (0.63%) FMCG
16 7 (0.55%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 163 (12.82%) Windows
2 90 (7.08%) Linux
3 77 (6.06%) Windows Server
4 34 (2.68%) Unix
5 25 (1.97%) Windows Server 2012
5 25 (1.97%) Windows Server 2016
6 9 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (0.71%) Windows 10
7 8 (0.63%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (0.55%) Android
8 7 (0.55%) Apple iOS
9 6 (0.47%) VMS
10 5 (0.39%) zOS
11 2 (0.16%) Alpine Linux
11 2 (0.16%) CentOS
11 2 (0.16%) SUSE
11 2 (0.16%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.079%) HPUX
12 1 (0.079%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.079%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 290 (22.82%) Agile Software Development
2 238 (18.73%) DevOps
3 211 (16.60%) Business Intelligence
4 189 (14.87%) MVC
5 169 (13.30%) Software Engineering
6 150 (11.80%) Problem-Solving
7 138 (10.86%) ETL
8 134 (10.54%) Analytics
9 112 (8.81%) TDD
10 107 (8.42%) Continuous Integration
10 107 (8.42%) Web Development
11 102 (8.03%) Microservices
12 97 (7.63%) OO
13 83 (6.53%) Mentoring
14 79 (6.22%) Scrum
15 73 (5.74%) Migration
15 73 (5.74%) SDLC
16 70 (5.51%) Test Automation
17 67 (5.27%) E-Commerce
18 63 (4.96%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 350 (27.54%) C#
2 320 (25.18%) JavaScript
3 225 (17.70%) Java
4 186 (14.63%) Python
5 174 (13.69%) T-SQL
6 120 (9.44%) PHP
7 97 (7.63%) PowerShell
8 57 (4.48%) Java 8
9 49 (3.86%) TypeScript
10 44 (3.46%) Go
11 43 (3.38%) C++
12 34 (2.68%) PL/SQL
13 23 (1.81%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 23 (1.81%) VB
14 22 (1.73%) Bash Shell
14 22 (1.73%) Groovy
15 19 (1.49%) Ruby
16 17 (1.34%) R
17 16 (1.26%) Scala
18 12 (0.94%) VBA
Qualifications
1 96 (7.55%) Degree
2 44 (3.46%) Oracle Certification
3 43 (3.38%) CIW
3 43 (3.38%) OCA
3 43 (3.38%) OCAJ
4 41 (3.23%) Security Cleared
5 33 (2.60%) SC Cleared
6 23 (1.81%) Computer Science Degree
7 8 (0.63%) ISTQB
7 8 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (0.39%) BPSS Clearance
8 5 (0.39%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (0.39%) PhD
9 4 (0.31%) DBS Check
9 4 (0.31%) ISEB
10 3 (0.24%) ACCA
10 3 (0.24%) CIMA
10 3 (0.24%) Numerate Degree
11 2 (0.16%) RHCE
11 2 (0.16%) Tableau Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (5.11%) QA
2 30 (2.36%) Data Quality
3 14 (1.10%) GDPR
4 10 (0.79%) SLA
5 6 (0.47%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.24%) Accessibility
8 2 (0.16%) CDISC
8 2 (0.16%) Good Clinical Practice
8 2 (0.16%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.079%) GxP
System Software
1 118 (9.28%) Docker
2 68 (5.35%) Active Directory
3 26 (2.05%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (0.79%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.31%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.079%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.079%) HDFS
7 1 (0.079%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 101 (7.95%) Terraform
2 86 (6.77%) Ansible
3 61 (4.80%) Kubernetes
4 38 (2.99%) Opscode Chef
5 32 (2.52%) Puppet
6 31 (2.44%) Packer
7 24 (1.89%) Grafana
8 12 (0.94%) Prometheus
9 10 (0.79%) Graphite
10 9 (0.71%) WSUS
11 8 (0.63%) Kibana
11 8 (0.63%) logstash
11 8 (0.63%) ZABBIX
12 7 (0.55%) Failover Clustering
12 7 (0.55%) HP Fortify
13 6 (0.47%) Active Directory Federation Services
13 6 (0.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 6 (0.47%) vRealize
14 5 (0.39%) SCCM
15 4 (0.31%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 312 (24.55%) Microsoft
2 181 (14.24%) Oracle
3 42 (3.30%) VMware
4 32 (2.52%) EnterpriseDB
5 31 (2.44%) Google
6 28 (2.20%) Cisco
6 28 (2.20%) SAP
7 25 (1.97%) Salesforce.com
8 18 (1.42%) HP
9 16 (1.26%) Xamarin
9 16 (1.26%) Zend
10 15 (1.18%) Sitecore
11 12 (0.94%) Aquila
12 11 (0.87%) Databricks
13 10 (0.79%) New Relic
13 10 (0.79%) SaltStack
13 10 (0.79%) Telerik
14 9 (0.71%) Atlassian
15 8 (0.63%) Alteryx
15 8 (0.63%) ServiceNow