Period
to 6 March 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 6 March 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
England > North West
6 months to
6 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 3 3 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Permanent jobs citing SQL 1,154 1,679 1,998
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 20.98% 20.00% 19.28%
As % of the Programming Languages category 40.36% 37.56% 36.71%
Number of salaries quoted 1,292 1,452 1,856
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £63,750 £65,000 £63,750
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 2,859 4,470 5,443
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 51.97% 53.23% 52.52%
Number of salaries quoted 2,533 3,666 4,554
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £31,986 £30,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £66,500 £68,750
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 6 March 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 6 March 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 -1 743 £47,500 -5.00% 182
Cheshire +4 234 £50,000 +17.65% 50
Lancashire +2 85 £42,500 +13.33% 17
Merseyside +2 69 £45,000 +3.45% 23
Cumbria -4 9 £40,000 - 1
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 6 March 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.

1 369 (31.98%) .NET
2 355 (30.76%) C#
3 336 (29.12%) SQL Server
4 289 (25.04%) Azure
5 273 (23.66%) JavaScript
6 255 (22.10%) Microsoft
7 243 (21.06%) Agile Software Development
8 228 (19.76%) MVC
9 198 (17.16%) Business Intelligence
9 198 (17.16%) Analytical Skills
10 194 (16.81%) ASP.NET
11 176 (15.25%) .NET Core
12 164 (14.21%) DevOps
13 160 (13.86%) Python
14 147 (12.74%) Windows
15 145 (12.56%) Power Platform
16 144 (12.48%) Data Warehouse
16 144 (12.48%) Power BI
17 140 (12.13%) HTML
18 139 (12.05%) AWS
19 137 (11.87%) CSS
20 136 (11.79%) Software Engineering
21 134 (11.61%) Finance
22 132 (11.44%) ETL
23 127 (11.01%) T-SQL
24 124 (10.75%) Java
25 121 (10.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
26 119 (10.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
26 119 (10.31%) Problem-Solving
27 117 (10.14%) Git (software)

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 32 (2.77%) IIS
2 28 (2.43%) Apache Spark
3 24 (2.08%) Elasticsearch
4 21 (1.82%) SharePoint
5 14 (1.21%) nginx
6 11 (0.95%) Apache
6 11 (0.95%) CMS
6 11 (0.95%) MS Exchange
7 10 (0.87%) Confluence
7 10 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2013
8 9 (0.78%) BizTalk Server
9 8 (0.69%) SAS
10 6 (0.52%) WebSphere
11 5 (0.43%) Apache Synapse
11 5 (0.43%) WordPress
12 2 (0.17%) ColdFusion
12 2 (0.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 1 (0.087%) IBM Notes
13 1 (0.087%) JBoss
13 1 (0.087%) Tomcat
Applications
1 58 (5.03%) Microsoft Excel
2 22 (1.91%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.26%) Acrobat
4 2 (0.17%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.087%) PrintSoft PReS
5 1 (0.087%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.52%) Elite 3E
2 6 (0.52%) Magento
3 5 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.17%) Aareon QL
5 2 (0.17%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.17%) Retail-J
5 2 (0.17%) SAP Business One
5 2 (0.17%) thinkFolio
6 1 (0.087%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.087%) FLEXCUBE
6 1 (0.087%) MIS ActiveH
6 1 (0.087%) Northgate Housing
6 1 (0.087%) OPENHousing
6 1 (0.087%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.087%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.087%) Orchard Housing
6 1 (0.087%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.087%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 289 (25.04%) Azure
2 145 (12.56%) Power Platform
3 139 (12.05%) AWS
4 43 (3.73%) Microsoft 365
5 41 (3.55%) Serverless
6 28 (2.43%) Azure Data Factory
7 25 (2.17%) SaaS
8 22 (1.91%) GCP
9 20 (1.73%) IaaS
10 14 (1.21%) AWS Lambda
10 14 (1.21%) PaaS
11 13 (1.13%) Azure Functions
12 11 (0.95%) Amazon Kinesis
13 10 (0.87%) Dynamics 365
14 8 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
15 7 (0.61%) Amazon S3
15 7 (0.61%) Amazon SageMaker
15 7 (0.61%) Boomi
15 7 (0.61%) PowerApps
16 6 (0.52%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 33 (2.86%) DNS
2 31 (2.69%) DHCP
3 23 (1.99%) SAN
4 19 (1.65%) Firewall
5 17 (1.47%) VoIP
6 13 (1.13%) Network Security
7 11 (0.95%) NAS
8 10 (0.87%) SNMP
9 6 (0.52%) HTTP
9 6 (0.52%) LAN
9 6 (0.52%) WAN
10 5 (0.43%) Internet
10 5 (0.43%) VPN
11 4 (0.35%) Cisco ISE
11 4 (0.35%) Kerberos
11 4 (0.35%) TCP/IP
12 3 (0.26%) Extranet
12 3 (0.26%) HTTPS
12 3 (0.26%) Remote Desktop
12 3 (0.26%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 336 (29.12%) SQL Server
2 144 (12.48%) Data Warehouse
2 144 (12.48%) Power BI
3 121 (10.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 119 (10.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 80 (6.93%) NoSQL
6 57 (4.94%) MySQL
7 54 (4.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 53 (4.59%) Azure SQL Database
8 53 (4.59%) Relational Database
9 51 (4.42%) Data Lake
9 51 (4.42%) PostgreSQL
10 35 (3.03%) Amazon Redshift
10 35 (3.03%) MongoDB
11 31 (2.69%) Oracle Database
12 29 (2.51%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
12 29 (2.51%) Tableau
13 28 (2.43%) QlikView
14 22 (1.91%) Hadoop
15 21 (1.82%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 117 (10.14%) Git (software)
2 71 (6.15%) Jenkins
3 61 (5.29%) JIRA
4 28 (2.43%) TeamCity
5 22 (1.91%) Octopus Deploy
6 21 (1.82%) Subversion
7 20 (1.73%) Gradle
8 19 (1.65%) Visual Studio
9 18 (1.56%) Selenium
10 17 (1.47%) IntelliJ
11 16 (1.39%) GitLab
12 14 (1.21%) Mercurial
12 14 (1.21%) Oracle APEX
13 13 (1.13%) Cucumber
14 12 (1.04%) Artifactory
14 12 (1.04%) Vagrant
15 11 (0.95%) JUnit
16 10 (0.87%) Bitbucket
16 10 (0.87%) Team Foundation Server
17 9 (0.78%) MSTest
General
1 134 (11.61%) Finance
2 44 (3.81%) Law
3 43 (3.73%) Retail
4 24 (2.08%) Marketing
5 22 (1.91%) Legal
6 17 (1.47%) Automotive
6 17 (1.47%) Games
6 17 (1.47%) Public Sector
7 14 (1.21%) Back Office
8 12 (1.04%) Multimedia
9 10 (0.87%) Manufacturing
9 10 (0.87%) Telecoms
10 8 (0.69%) Financial Institution
11 7 (0.61%) Local Government
12 6 (0.52%) Banking
13 4 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.17%) Front Office
15 1 (0.087%) Advertising
15 1 (0.087%) Aerospace
15 1 (0.087%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 552 (47.83%) Developer
2 169 (14.64%) .NET Developer
3 133 (11.53%) Analyst
4 95 (8.23%) Senior Developer
5 82 (7.11%) C# Developer
6 79 (6.85%) Software Engineer
7 67 (5.81%) C# .NET Developer
7 67 (5.81%) PHP Developer
8 66 (5.72%) SQL Developer
9 64 (5.55%) Data Engineer
10 63 (5.46%) Software Developer
11 58 (5.03%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 48 (4.16%) Azure Engineer
13 47 (4.07%) Data Analyst
13 47 (4.07%) Web Developer
14 41 (3.55%) DBA
15 39 (3.38%) Senior .NET Developer
16 35 (3.03%) SQL DBA
17 34 (2.95%) Full Stack Developer
18 33 (2.86%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 369 (31.98%) .NET
2 194 (16.81%) ASP.NET
3 176 (15.25%) .NET Core
4 140 (12.13%) HTML
5 137 (11.87%) CSS
6 114 (9.88%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 89 (7.71%) AngularJS
8 75 (6.50%) React
9 68 (5.89%) .NET Framework
10 63 (5.46%) ASP.NET Web API
11 57 (4.94%) jQuery
12 56 (4.85%) HTML5
13 55 (4.77%) REST
14 54 (4.68%) CSS3
15 53 (4.59%) Web Services
16 50 (4.33%) Laravel
17 48 (4.16%) Vue.js
18 47 (4.07%) ASP.NET MVC
19 39 (3.38%) XML
20 38 (3.29%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 198 (17.16%) Analytical Skills
2 74 (6.41%) Mobile App
3 64 (5.55%) Greenfield Project
4 31 (2.69%) Replication
5 26 (2.25%) Self-Motivation
6 21 (1.82%) Clustering
6 21 (1.82%) Management Information System
7 16 (1.39%) Life Science
8 15 (1.30%) Data Structures
9 13 (1.13%) Data Centre
9 13 (1.13%) Renewable Energy
10 12 (1.04%) e-Learning
10 12 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
11 11 (0.95%) User Experience
12 8 (0.69%) Analytical Mindset
12 8 (0.69%) Client/Server
12 8 (0.69%) NHS
13 7 (0.61%) Fixed Income
14 6 (0.52%) Algorithms
15 5 (0.43%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 147 (12.74%) Windows
2 94 (8.15%) Linux
3 67 (5.81%) Windows Server
4 22 (1.91%) Windows Server 2016
5 21 (1.82%) Windows Server 2012
6 17 (1.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 13 (1.13%) Unix
8 9 (0.78%) Windows 10
9 6 (0.52%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (0.35%) Android
10 4 (0.35%) Ubuntu
10 4 (0.35%) Windows Server 2019
11 3 (0.26%) Apple iOS
11 3 (0.26%) CentOS
11 3 (0.26%) Solaris
12 1 (0.087%) Debian
12 1 (0.087%) Fedora
12 1 (0.087%) HPUX
12 1 (0.087%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 243 (21.06%) Agile Software Development
2 228 (19.76%) MVC
3 198 (17.16%) Business Intelligence
4 164 (14.21%) DevOps
5 136 (11.79%) Software Engineering
6 132 (11.44%) ETL
7 119 (10.31%) Problem-Solving
8 109 (9.45%) Analytics
9 100 (8.67%) Web Development
10 97 (8.41%) TDD
11 95 (8.23%) Continuous Integration
12 94 (8.15%) Analytical Thinking
13 91 (7.89%) Innovative Thinking
14 84 (7.28%) SDLC
15 75 (6.50%) Test Automation
16 74 (6.41%) Data Modelling
17 69 (5.98%) Migration
17 69 (5.98%) OO
18 67 (5.81%) Microservices
19 62 (5.37%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 355 (30.76%) C#
2 273 (23.66%) JavaScript
3 160 (13.86%) Python
4 127 (11.01%) T-SQL
5 124 (10.75%) Java
6 88 (7.63%) PHP
7 78 (6.76%) PowerShell
8 37 (3.21%) Go
8 37 (3.21%) PL/SQL
9 32 (2.77%) TypeScript
10 28 (2.43%) C++
11 23 (1.99%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 16 (1.39%) R
13 14 (1.21%) Groovy
13 14 (1.21%) VB
13 14 (1.21%) VB.NET
14 12 (1.04%) VBA
15 11 (0.95%) Scala
16 9 (0.78%) C
17 8 (0.69%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 97 (8.41%) Degree
2 28 (2.43%) Security Cleared
3 27 (2.34%) SC Cleared
4 20 (1.73%) Computer Science Degree
5 12 (1.04%) ISTQB
6 9 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
7 8 (0.69%) BPSS Clearance
7 8 (0.69%) ISEB
7 8 (0.69%) PhD
8 5 (0.43%) DBS Check
9 4 (0.35%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.26%) Oracle Certification
11 2 (0.17%) ACCA
11 2 (0.17%) AWS Certification
11 2 (0.17%) CIMA
11 2 (0.17%) DV Cleared
11 2 (0.17%) OCP
12 1 (0.087%) BC Cleared
12 1 (0.087%) HNC
12 1 (0.087%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (4.85%) QA
2 38 (3.29%) Data Quality
3 18 (1.56%) GDPR
4 10 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (0.78%) PCI DSS
5 9 (0.78%) SLA
6 5 (0.43%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.26%) CDISC
7 3 (0.26%) Good Clinical Practice
8 1 (0.087%) GLP
8 1 (0.087%) GxP
System Software
1 106 (9.19%) Docker
2 59 (5.11%) Active Directory
3 24 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (1.21%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.26%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.17%) Citrix Hypervisor
6 2 (0.17%) HDFS
6 2 (0.17%) XenApp
7 1 (0.087%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.087%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 62 (5.37%) Terraform
2 56 (4.85%) Kubernetes
3 46 (3.99%) Ansible
4 27 (2.34%) Opscode Chef
5 21 (1.82%) Packer
6 14 (1.21%) Failover Clustering
7 11 (0.95%) WSUS
8 7 (0.61%) Puppet
9 6 (0.52%) SCCM
10 5 (0.43%) HP Fortify
10 5 (0.43%) Microsoft Intune
10 5 (0.43%) Rancher
11 4 (0.35%) CA Single Sign-On
11 4 (0.35%) Microsoft Clustering
11 4 (0.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 4 (0.35%) vRealize
12 3 (0.26%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 3 (0.26%) Oracle RMAN
13 2 (0.17%) Grafana
13 2 (0.17%) Graphite
Vendors
1 255 (22.10%) Microsoft
2 115 (9.97%) Oracle
3 37 (3.21%) VMware
4 24 (2.08%) EnterpriseDB
5 21 (1.82%) Cisco
5 21 (1.82%) Databricks
6 19 (1.65%) Cognos
6 19 (1.65%) SAP
7 18 (1.56%) Salesforce.com
8 15 (1.30%) Google
9 14 (1.21%) Zend
10 13 (1.13%) Xamarin
11 12 (1.04%) Aquila
12 11 (0.95%) HP
13 10 (0.87%) Red Hat
14 9 (0.78%) MuleSoft
15 8 (0.69%) Atlassian
15 8 (0.69%) Intel
15 8 (0.69%) ServiceNow
15 8 (0.69%) Telerik