Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
England > North West
6 months to
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 3 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Permanent jobs citing SQL 2,487 3,097 2,727
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 20.86% 23.52% 22.88%
As % of the Programming Languages category 38.37% 41.65% 42.12%
Number of salaries quoted 2,155 2,678 2,426
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +1.96%
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £60,000 £56,250
England median annual salary £48,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +7.78% - -

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 6,481 7,435 6,474
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 54.36% 56.47% 54.32%
Number of salaries quoted 5,469 6,264 5,593
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £25,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +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 21 September 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 21 September 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 -1 1,451 £45,000 +12.50% 293
Cheshire 0 594 £42,500 +6.25% 108
Merseyside +4 217 £40,000 +14.29% 52
Lancashire 0 189 £35,000 - 36
Cumbria -3 12 £45,000 +5.88% 8
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 21 September 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.

1 890 (35.79%) SQL Server
2 796 (32.01%) Agile Software Development
3 726 (29.19%) .NET
4 704 (28.31%) Microsoft
5 673 (27.06%) C#
6 548 (22.03%) JavaScript
7 523 (21.03%) Finance
8 479 (19.26%) T-SQL
9 471 (18.94%) HTML
10 429 (17.25%) Business Intelligence
11 418 (16.81%) CSS
12 391 (15.72%) Windows
13 387 (15.56%) MVC
14 376 (15.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 328 (13.19%) ASP.NET
16 319 (12.83%) Java
17 307 (12.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 297 (11.94%) Analytical Skills
19 282 (11.34%) Linux
20 281 (11.30%) Problem-Solving
21 272 (10.94%) Microsoft Azure
22 268 (10.78%) Degree
23 264 (10.62%) Git (software)
24 263 (10.57%) Scrum
25 252 (10.13%) Test Automation
26 240 (9.65%) Oracle
27 235 (9.45%) MySQL
28 233 (9.37%) AngularJS
29 229 (9.21%) Software Engineering
30 220 (8.85%) Data Warehouse

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 (4.02%) IIS
2 70 (2.81%) SharePoint
3 62 (2.49%) Confluence
4 41 (1.65%) SAS
5 39 (1.57%) Tomcat
6 30 (1.21%) Apache Spark
6 30 (1.21%) MS Exchange
6 30 (1.21%) WebSphere
7 26 (1.05%) CMS
7 26 (1.05%) JBoss
8 24 (0.97%) nginx
9 23 (0.92%) Apache
10 22 (0.88%) WebLogic
10 22 (0.88%) WordPress
11 19 (0.76%) Elasticsearch
12 16 (0.64%) Skype for Business
13 13 (0.52%) Sitefinity
14 12 (0.48%) SharePoint 2013
14 12 (0.48%) SharePoint Server
15 11 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 130 (5.23%) Microsoft Excel
2 75 (3.02%) Microsoft Office
3 67 (2.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 16 (0.64%) Photoshop
5 15 (0.60%) MS Visio
5 15 (0.60%) SPSS
6 7 (0.28%) Microsoft Project
7 4 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 3 (0.12%) Stata
9 2 (0.080%) Chatbot
10 1 (0.040%) Blender
10 1 (0.040%) SPSS Modeler
Business Applications
1 85 (3.42%) Dynamics NAV
2 34 (1.37%) Dynamics CRM
3 23 (0.92%) Dynamics AX
4 9 (0.36%) Oracle Financials
5 8 (0.32%) Oracle Applications
5 8 (0.32%) Payment Gateway
6 7 (0.28%) NetSuite
6 7 (0.28%) SAP Business One
7 6 (0.24%) Epicor Tropos
7 6 (0.24%) Magento
7 6 (0.24%) SAP BPC
8 5 (0.20%) Elite 3E
8 5 (0.20%) FastStats
8 5 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
8 5 (0.20%) Sage 200
8 5 (0.20%) SAP S/4HANA
9 4 (0.16%) Infor SunSystems
10 3 (0.12%) Northgate Housing
10 3 (0.12%) Oracle ERP
11 2 (0.080%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 272 (10.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 220 (8.85%) Amazon AWS
3 73 (2.94%) Office 365
4 61 (2.45%) SaaS
5 53 (2.13%) GitHub
6 45 (1.81%) Amazon S3
7 44 (1.77%) AWS CloudFormation
8 39 (1.57%) Amazon EC2
8 39 (1.57%) Amazon SQS
9 36 (1.45%) Azure Active Directory
10 34 (1.37%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 24 (0.97%) Google Analytics
12 22 (0.88%) Google Cloud Platform
13 20 (0.80%) IaaS
14 19 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
14 19 (0.76%) Dynamics 365
15 18 (0.72%) PaaS
16 10 (0.40%) Azure Data Factory
17 9 (0.36%) DigitalOcean
17 9 (0.36%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 56 (2.25%) Firewall
2 49 (1.97%) Wi-Fi
3 47 (1.89%) Network Security
4 37 (1.49%) TCP/IP
5 33 (1.33%) VPN
6 32 (1.29%) DNS
7 30 (1.21%) HTTP
8 27 (1.09%) Internet
9 26 (1.05%) SAN
10 25 (1.01%) Skype
11 23 (0.92%) Intranet
12 21 (0.84%) DHCP
13 17 (0.68%) VoIP
14 16 (0.64%) SSH
15 15 (0.60%) LAN
15 15 (0.60%) VLAN
16 14 (0.56%) SMS
17 13 (0.52%) WAN
18 9 (0.36%) NAS
18 9 (0.36%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 890 (35.79%) SQL Server
2 376 (15.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 307 (12.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 235 (9.45%) MySQL
5 220 (8.85%) Data Warehouse
6 201 (8.08%) Relational Database
7 166 (6.67%) NoSQL
8 147 (5.91%) MongoDB
9 134 (5.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 130 (5.23%) SQL Server 2008
11 109 (4.38%) Power BI
12 98 (3.94%) SQL Server 2012
13 72 (2.90%) PostgreSQL
14 64 (2.57%) QlikView
15 63 (2.53%) SQL Server 2016
16 62 (2.49%) SQL Server 2014
17 61 (2.45%) Big Data
18 60 (2.41%) Hadoop
19 55 (2.21%) RDBMS
20 47 (1.89%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 264 (10.62%) Git (software)
2 140 (5.63%) JIRA
3 129 (5.19%) Jenkins
4 110 (4.42%) Selenium
5 105 (4.22%) Visual Studio
6 83 (3.34%) Team Foundation Server
7 64 (2.57%) Subversion
8 63 (2.53%) Octopus Deploy
9 59 (2.37%) TeamCity
10 52 (2.09%) NUnit
11 40 (1.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 37 (1.49%) Cucumber
12 37 (1.49%) SoapUI
13 30 (1.21%) Oracle APEX
14 29 (1.17%) MSTest
15 24 (0.97%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 24 (0.97%) WebDriver
16 21 (0.84%) Oracle Forms
16 21 (0.84%) PHPUnit
17 19 (0.76%) Grunt
General
1 523 (21.03%) Finance
2 184 (7.40%) Retail
3 86 (3.46%) Legal
4 81 (3.26%) Advertising
5 79 (3.18%) Marketing
6 77 (3.10%) Manufacturing
7 58 (2.33%) Banking
8 50 (2.01%) Telecoms
9 43 (1.73%) Games
10 39 (1.57%) Law
11 30 (1.21%) Electronics
12 25 (1.01%) Investment Banking
13 24 (0.97%) Back Office
14 20 (0.80%) Automotive
15 16 (0.64%) Retail Banking
16 7 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
17 6 (0.24%) Billing
18 5 (0.20%) Front Office
19 4 (0.16%) Financial Institution
19 4 (0.16%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 1,071 (43.06%) Developer
2 469 (18.86%) Analyst
3 337 (13.55%) .NET Developer
4 285 (11.46%) C# Developer
5 257 (10.33%) SQL Developer
6 216 (8.69%) C# .NET Developer
7 144 (5.79%) Senior Developer
8 143 (5.75%) Software Developer
9 142 (5.71%) DBA
10 123 (4.95%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 109 (4.38%) Support Analyst
12 107 (4.30%) Applications Support
13 103 (4.14%) SQL DBA
14 100 (4.02%) Software Engineer
15 88 (3.54%) C# Software Developer
16 87 (3.50%) Senior Analyst
17 85 (3.42%) Full Stack Developer
18 81 (3.26%) .NET Software Developer
19 80 (3.22%) Architect
19 80 (3.22%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 726 (29.19%) .NET
2 471 (18.94%) HTML
3 418 (16.81%) CSS
4 328 (13.19%) ASP.NET
5 233 (9.37%) AngularJS
6 215 (8.64%) Web Services
7 182 (7.32%) jQuery
8 181 (7.28%) XML
9 168 (6.76%) ASP.NET MVC
10 163 (6.55%) .NET Framework
11 140 (5.63%) ASP.NET Web API
12 137 (5.51%) RESTful
13 133 (5.35%) React
14 116 (4.66%) SOAP
15 114 (4.58%) WCF
16 107 (4.30%) REST
17 84 (3.38%) Entity Framework
18 82 (3.30%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 78 (3.14%) .NET Core
20 77 (3.10%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 297 (11.94%) Analytical Skills
2 102 (4.10%) Computer Science
3 89 (3.58%) Management Information System
4 79 (3.18%) Greenfield Project
5 74 (2.98%) Enterprise Software
6 65 (2.61%) Self-Motivation
7 53 (2.13%) Data Structures
8 42 (1.69%) Cyber Kill Chain
9 41 (1.65%) Fintech
10 40 (1.61%) Mobile App
11 39 (1.57%) User Experience
12 38 (1.53%) Private Cloud
12 38 (1.53%) Replication
13 33 (1.33%) Algorithms
13 33 (1.33%) N-Tier
14 31 (1.25%) Clustering
15 24 (0.97%) Linux Command Line
16 20 (0.80%) Blog
17 19 (0.76%) Mainframe
18 18 (0.72%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 391 (15.72%) Windows
2 282 (11.34%) Linux
3 128 (5.15%) Unix
4 118 (4.74%) Windows Server
5 68 (2.73%) Windows Server 2012
6 60 (2.41%) Android
7 47 (1.89%) Apple iOS
8 44 (1.77%) Windows Server 2008
9 22 (0.88%) Windows 10
10 17 (0.68%) Windows 7
11 15 (0.60%) CentOS
11 15 (0.60%) Solaris
12 14 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 8 (0.32%) AIX
13 8 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
14 7 (0.28%) HPUX
15 6 (0.24%) Debian
16 4 (0.16%) Mac OS X
17 3 (0.12%) Windows 8
18 2 (0.080%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 796 (32.01%) Agile Software Development
2 429 (17.25%) Business Intelligence
3 387 (15.56%) MVC
4 281 (11.30%) Problem-Solving
5 263 (10.57%) Scrum
6 252 (10.13%) Test Automation
7 229 (9.21%) Software Engineering
8 218 (8.77%) Continuous Integration
9 206 (8.28%) ETL
10 205 (8.24%) Web Development
11 194 (7.80%) DevOps
12 189 (7.60%) Analytics
13 185 (7.44%) Mentoring
14 184 (7.40%) TDD
15 171 (6.88%) ITIL
16 170 (6.84%) SDLC
17 165 (6.63%) OO
18 145 (5.83%) Data Analysis
19 127 (5.11%) Performance Tuning
20 126 (5.07%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 673 (27.06%) C#
2 548 (22.03%) JavaScript
3 479 (19.26%) T-SQL
4 319 (12.83%) Java
5 161 (6.47%) Python
6 154 (6.19%) PHP
7 108 (4.34%) PL/SQL
8 83 (3.34%) VB.NET
9 82 (3.30%) PowerShell
10 78 (3.14%) C
11 75 (3.02%) C++
12 63 (2.53%) R
13 50 (2.01%) VBA
14 45 (1.81%) VB
15 44 (1.77%) TypeScript
16 38 (1.53%) Shell Script
17 34 (1.37%) Ruby
18 32 (1.29%) Perl
19 27 (1.09%) Scala
20 25 (1.01%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 268 (10.78%) Degree
2 83 (3.34%) Microsoft Certification
3 51 (2.05%) Computer Science Degree
4 47 (1.89%) SANS
5 46 (1.85%) CISSP
5 46 (1.85%) CREST Certified
6 38 (1.53%) ISTQB
7 35 (1.41%) ISEB
8 23 (0.92%) MCSE
9 19 (0.76%) PhD
10 18 (0.72%) Security Cleared
11 15 (0.60%) SC Cleared
12 12 (0.48%) Numerate Degree
13 11 (0.44%) MCSA
14 10 (0.40%) AWS Certification
14 10 (0.40%) Master's Degree
14 10 (0.40%) MCP
15 9 (0.36%) CCNA
15 9 (0.36%) HNC
15 9 (0.36%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 122 (4.91%) QA
2 80 (3.22%) GDPR
3 63 (2.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 50 (2.01%) PCI DSS
5 40 (1.61%) SLA
6 25 (1.01%) Data Quality
7 11 (0.44%) PMO
8 5 (0.20%) ISO 9001
9 3 (0.12%) GCP
10 2 (0.080%) Actionable Recommendations
11 1 (0.040%) Cyber Essentials
11 1 (0.040%) HL7
System Software
1 143 (5.75%) Active Directory
2 119 (4.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 75 (3.02%) Docker
4 51 (2.05%) Hyper-V
5 48 (1.93%) Virtual Machines
6 27 (1.09%) vSphere
7 20 (0.80%) Virtual Servers
8 13 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
9 12 (0.48%) XenApp
10 11 (0.44%) XenDesktop
11 10 (0.40%) HDFS
12 8 (0.32%) Xen
13 7 (0.28%) XenServer
14 6 (0.24%) Terminal Services
15 5 (0.20%) Firmware
15 5 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
15 5 (0.20%) VirtualBox
16 4 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
16 4 (0.16%) VMware NSX
17 2 (0.080%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 80 (3.22%) Ansible
2 64 (2.57%) Opscode Chef
3 47 (1.89%) Puppet
4 35 (1.41%) SCCM
5 33 (1.33%) Kubernetes
6 21 (0.84%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 17 (0.68%) Nagios
8 11 (0.44%) SQL Sentry
9 10 (0.40%) Failover Clustering
10 9 (0.36%) Kibana
10 9 (0.36%) Packer
10 9 (0.36%) SCVMM
11 8 (0.32%) Backup Exec
12 7 (0.28%) Single Sign-On
12 7 (0.28%) Terraform
13 6 (0.24%) Microsoft Clustering
14 5 (0.20%) HP Quality Center
15 4 (0.16%) HP ALM
15 4 (0.16%) Oracle RMAN
15 4 (0.16%) Rancher
Vendors
1 704 (28.31%) Microsoft
2 240 (9.65%) Oracle
3 157 (6.31%) VMware
4 96 (3.86%) Tableau
5 76 (3.06%) Google
6 70 (2.81%) Cisco
7 65 (2.61%) Capita
8 63 (2.53%) SAP
9 57 (2.29%) New Relic
10 51 (2.05%) Xamarin
11 34 (1.37%) Trend Micro
12 29 (1.17%) Cognos
13 27 (1.09%) Citrix
13 27 (1.09%) Red Hat
14 24 (0.97%) Atlassian
15 21 (0.84%) Sage
16 18 (0.72%) Splunk
17 17 (0.68%) Informatica
17 17 (0.68%) WorldPay
18 15 (0.60%) HP