Period
to 14 December 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 14 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
England > North West
6 months to
14 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 3 3 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Permanent jobs citing SQL 1,739 2,170 2,773
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 18.39% 19.23% 21.08%
As % of the Programming Languages category 35.13% 36.44% 37.82%
Number of salaries quoted 1,443 1,896 2,378
North West median annual salary £42,500 £43,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.16% +7.50% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £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 4,950 5,955 7,332
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 52.35% 52.77% 55.73%
Number of salaries quoted 3,986 4,974 6,123
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,325 £27,500
90th Percentile £66,250 £66,250 £60,200
England median annual salary £54,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.86% +5.00% +5.26%

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 14 December 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 14 December 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 +2 1,075 £45,000 - 291
Cheshire -2 347 £40,000 -5.88% 82
Lancashire -3 156 £40,000 +14.29% 44
Merseyside +2 135 £37,500 - 41
Cumbria -11 16 £34,500 -1.43% 6
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 14 December 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.

1 602 (34.62%) Agile Software Development
2 565 (32.49%) C#
3 516 (29.67%) SQL Server
4 508 (29.21%) .NET
5 380 (21.85%) JavaScript
6 373 (21.45%) Microsoft
7 292 (16.79%) Java
8 288 (16.56%) Business Intelligence
9 283 (16.27%) Azure
10 279 (16.04%) Finance
11 256 (14.72%) HTML
12 250 (14.38%) Git (software)
13 244 (14.03%) ASP.NET
14 238 (13.69%) MVC
15 222 (12.77%) Windows
16 221 (12.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 219 (12.59%) T-SQL
18 217 (12.48%) Software Engineering
18 217 (12.48%) Problem-Solving
19 214 (12.31%) Data Warehouse
20 213 (12.25%) CSS
21 212 (12.19%) Scrum
22 209 (12.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
23 198 (11.39%) AWS
24 194 (11.16%) Analytical Skills
25 184 (10.58%) Web Services
26 179 (10.29%) DevOps
27 174 (10.01%) Power BI
27 174 (10.01%) Power Platform
28 171 (9.83%) ETL

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 39 (2.24%) IIS
2 36 (2.07%) Apache Spark
3 34 (1.96%) SharePoint
4 29 (1.67%) SAS
5 24 (1.38%) Elasticsearch
6 23 (1.32%) CMS
6 23 (1.32%) Confluence
7 21 (1.21%) MS Exchange
8 20 (1.15%) Umbraco
9 17 (0.98%) Apache
10 15 (0.86%) Oracle Workflow
11 14 (0.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 11 (0.63%) BizTalk Server
13 7 (0.40%) Oracle Service Bus
13 7 (0.40%) WebLogic
14 6 (0.35%) WebSphere
15 5 (0.29%) Jupyter
15 5 (0.29%) Tomcat
15 5 (0.29%) WordPress
16 4 (0.23%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 105 (6.04%) Microsoft Excel
2 65 (3.74%) Microsoft Office
3 20 (1.15%) Spreadsheet
4 18 (1.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.17%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.12%) FileZilla
7 1 (0.058%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.058%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.058%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 37 (2.13%) Oracle EBS
2 30 (1.73%) Payment Gateway
3 21 (1.21%) Dynamics CRM
4 16 (0.92%) Oracle EBS R12
5 14 (0.81%) Oracle Applications
5 14 (0.81%) Oracle Payables
6 11 (0.63%) Dynamics NAV
6 11 (0.63%) Magento
6 11 (0.63%) Oracle Cash Management
6 11 (0.63%) Oracle ERP
7 10 (0.58%) Dynamics AX
8 8 (0.46%) Oracle Financials
8 8 (0.46%) SAP Business One
9 7 (0.40%) Elite 3E
10 6 (0.35%) Oracle Receivables
11 5 (0.29%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
12 4 (0.23%) Sage X3
13 3 (0.17%) Oracle Assets
13 3 (0.17%) Oracle E-Business Tax
13 3 (0.17%) Raiser's Edge
Cloud Services
1 283 (16.27%) Azure
2 198 (11.39%) AWS
3 174 (10.01%) Power Platform
4 63 (3.62%) Office 365
5 56 (3.22%) SaaS
6 50 (2.88%) Cloud Computing
7 45 (2.59%) GCP
8 41 (2.36%) GitHub
9 38 (2.19%) Amazon EC2
10 27 (1.55%) Serverless
11 20 (1.15%) PaaS
12 19 (1.09%) AWS Lambda
13 18 (1.04%) Amazon ECS
13 18 (1.04%) IaaS
14 17 (0.98%) AWS CloudFormation
15 15 (0.86%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 15 (0.86%) Amazon S3
16 14 (0.81%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 12 (0.69%) Azure Data Factory
18 10 (0.58%) Asana
Communications & Networking
1 26 (1.50%) Firewall
2 25 (1.44%) SAN
3 18 (1.04%) LAN
3 18 (1.04%) WAN
4 15 (0.86%) DNS
4 15 (0.86%) TCP/IP
5 14 (0.81%) DHCP
5 14 (0.81%) HTTP
6 8 (0.46%) FTP
6 8 (0.46%) NAS
6 8 (0.46%) SSL
6 8 (0.46%) VoIP
6 8 (0.46%) VPN
7 7 (0.40%) Cisco ASA
7 7 (0.40%) Wireless
8 6 (0.35%) Internet
8 6 (0.35%) IPsec
8 6 (0.35%) Kerberos
8 6 (0.35%) WLAN
9 5 (0.29%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 516 (29.67%) SQL Server
2 221 (12.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 214 (12.31%) Data Warehouse
4 209 (12.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 174 (10.01%) Power BI
6 128 (7.36%) NoSQL
7 109 (6.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 87 (5.00%) Relational Database
9 79 (4.54%) MySQL
10 70 (4.03%) MongoDB
11 62 (3.57%) Oracle Database
12 59 (3.39%) PostgreSQL
13 54 (3.11%) Oracle Reports
14 42 (2.42%) Azure SQL Database
14 42 (2.42%) SQL Server 2008
15 39 (2.24%) Big Data
15 39 (2.24%) QlikView
15 39 (2.24%) Snowflake Schema
15 39 (2.24%) SQL Server 2012
16 38 (2.19%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 250 (14.38%) Git (software)
2 113 (6.50%) JIRA
3 108 (6.21%) Jenkins
4 89 (5.12%) Selenium
5 77 (4.43%) Subversion
6 73 (4.20%) Visual Studio
7 50 (2.88%) Eclipse
7 50 (2.88%) Team Foundation Server
8 46 (2.65%) NetBeans
9 45 (2.59%) SoapUI
10 40 (2.30%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 38 (2.19%) Maven
12 37 (2.13%) Cucumber
13 36 (2.07%) Hudson
13 36 (2.07%) Oracle Forms
14 32 (1.84%) TeamCity
15 30 (1.73%) SpecFlow
16 26 (1.50%) WebDriver
17 25 (1.44%) JUnit
18 24 (1.38%) Oracle APEX
General
1 279 (16.04%) Finance
2 97 (5.58%) Retail
3 83 (4.77%) Banking
4 61 (3.51%) Marketing
5 46 (2.65%) Public Sector
6 39 (2.24%) Legal
7 35 (2.01%) Law
8 30 (1.73%) Back Office
8 30 (1.73%) Manufacturing
9 18 (1.04%) Aerospace
10 17 (0.98%) Financial Institution
10 17 (0.98%) Games
10 17 (0.98%) Telecoms
11 15 (0.86%) Military
12 13 (0.75%) Billing
13 11 (0.63%) General Ledger
14 9 (0.52%) Electronics
15 8 (0.46%) Automotive
16 7 (0.40%) Housing Association
16 7 (0.40%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 762 (43.82%) Developer
2 273 (15.70%) Analyst
3 185 (10.64%) .NET Developer
4 154 (8.86%) C# Developer
5 143 (8.22%) Software Engineer
6 132 (7.59%) Senior Developer
7 119 (6.84%) SQL Developer
8 108 (6.21%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 101 (5.81%) Software Developer
10 86 (4.95%) C# .NET Developer
11 80 (4.60%) DBA
12 78 (4.49%) Java Developer
13 72 (4.14%) Junior
14 65 (3.74%) Test Analyst
15 58 (3.34%) Consultant
16 54 (3.11%) Data Analyst
17 50 (2.88%) Administrator
17 50 (2.88%) SQL DBA
18 49 (2.82%) Senior .NET Developer
19 45 (2.59%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 508 (29.21%) .NET
2 256 (14.72%) HTML
3 244 (14.03%) ASP.NET
4 213 (12.25%) CSS
5 184 (10.58%) Web Services
6 143 (8.22%) AngularJS
7 126 (7.25%) REST
8 124 (7.13%) XML
9 114 (6.56%) ASP.NET MVC
10 97 (5.58%) .NET Framework
10 97 (5.58%) jQuery
11 91 (5.23%) SOAP
12 88 (5.06%) React
13 80 (4.60%) .NET Core
13 80 (4.60%) ASP.NET Web API
13 80 (4.60%) WCF
14 70 (4.03%) RESTful
15 67 (3.85%) JSON
16 65 (3.74%) Entity Framework
17 64 (3.68%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 194 (11.16%) Analytical Skills
2 70 (4.03%) User Experience
3 62 (3.57%) Greenfield Project
4 56 (3.22%) Mobile App
5 50 (2.88%) Management Information System
6 45 (2.59%) Self-Motivation
7 33 (1.90%) Private Cloud
8 26 (1.50%) Enterprise Software
9 22 (1.27%) Clustering
10 19 (1.09%) Blog
11 17 (0.98%) Data Structures
11 17 (0.98%) N-Tier
12 16 (0.92%) Data Centre
13 15 (0.86%) Algorithms
14 14 (0.81%) Enterprise Cloud
14 14 (0.81%) PMI
15 12 (0.69%) NHS
15 12 (0.69%) Replication
16 10 (0.58%) Driving Licence
16 10 (0.58%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 222 (12.77%) Windows
2 165 (9.49%) Linux
3 72 (4.14%) Unix
4 55 (3.16%) Windows Server
5 39 (2.24%) Android
6 32 (1.84%) Apple iOS
7 23 (1.32%) Windows Server 2012
8 12 (0.69%) Windows Server 2003
9 11 (0.63%) Windows 10
10 10 (0.58%) Oracle Linux
10 10 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 10 (0.58%) Windows 7
11 8 (0.46%) CentOS
11 8 (0.46%) VMS
11 8 (0.46%) Windows Server 2008
12 6 (0.35%) HPUX
12 6 (0.35%) Mac OS X
13 5 (0.29%) AIX
13 5 (0.29%) VME
14 4 (0.23%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 602 (34.62%) Agile Software Development
2 288 (16.56%) Business Intelligence
3 238 (13.69%) MVC
4 217 (12.48%) Problem-Solving
4 217 (12.48%) Software Engineering
5 212 (12.19%) Scrum
6 179 (10.29%) DevOps
7 171 (9.83%) ETL
8 160 (9.20%) TDD
9 149 (8.57%) Analytics
10 148 (8.51%) Test Automation
11 140 (8.05%) SDLC
12 138 (7.94%) Coaching
13 137 (7.88%) Mentoring
14 118 (6.79%) E-Commerce
14 118 (6.79%) Microservices
15 104 (5.98%) Data Modelling
15 104 (5.98%) Unit Testing
16 103 (5.92%) Project Management
17 102 (5.87%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 565 (32.49%) C#
2 380 (21.85%) JavaScript
3 292 (16.79%) Java
4 219 (12.59%) T-SQL
5 150 (8.63%) Python
6 91 (5.23%) PL/SQL
7 85 (4.89%) VBA
8 77 (4.43%) PowerShell
9 71 (4.08%) PHP
10 57 (3.28%) C++
11 52 (2.99%) R
12 51 (2.93%) Shell Script
13 48 (2.76%) TypeScript
14 45 (2.59%) VB.NET
15 41 (2.36%) Bash Shell
16 38 (2.19%) VB
17 34 (1.96%) C
18 24 (1.38%) Scala
19 22 (1.27%) VBScript
20 18 (1.04%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 147 (8.45%) Degree
2 33 (1.90%) Microsoft Certification
3 22 (1.27%) ISTQB
4 21 (1.21%) Security Cleared
5 14 (0.81%) Computer Science Degree
5 14 (0.81%) PMI Certification
6 9 (0.52%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (0.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 8 (0.46%) Master's Degree
8 7 (0.40%) SC Cleared
9 6 (0.35%) CCNA
9 6 (0.35%) HND
9 6 (0.35%) ISEB
9 6 (0.35%) MCSD
10 5 (0.29%) DBS Check
10 5 (0.29%) MCSE
10 5 (0.29%) Numerate Degree
10 5 (0.29%) PhD
11 4 (0.23%) DV Cleared
11 4 (0.23%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 127 (7.30%) QA
2 30 (1.73%) SLA
3 22 (1.27%) GDPR
4 21 (1.21%) Data Quality
5 8 (0.46%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.29%) Cyber Essentials
7 3 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.12%) GAAP
8 2 (0.12%) PA-DSS
8 2 (0.12%) PMO
9 1 (0.058%) HL7
9 1 (0.058%) NIST
9 1 (0.058%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.058%) WCAG
System Software
1 83 (4.77%) Active Directory
2 78 (4.49%) Docker
3 30 (1.73%) Hyper-V
4 26 (1.50%) VMware Infrastructure
5 20 (1.15%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 15 (0.86%) XenApp
7 14 (0.81%) Microsoft App-V
8 8 (0.46%) vSphere
9 7 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
10 6 (0.35%) RACF
11 4 (0.23%) Oracle RAC
12 2 (0.12%) Virtual Machines
13 1 (0.058%) Firmware
13 1 (0.058%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 45 (2.59%) Kubernetes
2 27 (1.55%) SCCM
3 23 (1.32%) Tivoli
4 21 (1.21%) SCOM
5 18 (1.04%) Terraform
6 17 (0.98%) Nagios
7 16 (0.92%) SCOrch
8 15 (0.86%) SCVMM
9 14 (0.81%) Ansible
9 14 (0.81%) Puppet
10 13 (0.75%) HP ALM
10 13 (0.75%) Kibana
11 11 (0.63%) Microsoft Clustering
12 8 (0.46%) Opscode Chef
13 7 (0.40%) Microsoft Intune
13 7 (0.40%) Single Sign-On
14 6 (0.35%) Failover Clustering
14 6 (0.35%) Grafana
15 4 (0.23%) Prometheus
16 3 (0.17%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 373 (21.45%) Microsoft
2 169 (9.72%) Oracle
3 96 (5.52%) Tableau
4 56 (3.22%) VMware
5 51 (2.93%) WorldPay
6 40 (2.30%) HP
7 35 (2.01%) IBM
8 30 (1.73%) Google
8 30 (1.73%) SAP
9 28 (1.61%) Citrix
9 28 (1.61%) Informatica
10 25 (1.44%) Cisco
10 25 (1.44%) Sage
11 23 (1.32%) Cognos
11 23 (1.32%) Teradata
12 19 (1.09%) FIS
13 18 (1.04%) Xamarin
14 16 (0.92%) Salesforce.com
15 15 (0.86%) Databricks
16 13 (0.75%) Talend