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 3 months to 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
England / North West
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 3 3 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 0  
Permanent jobs citing SQL 1732 1244 1441
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 25.65% 22.23% 22.60%
As % of the Programming Languages category 43.68% 41.43% 43.23%
Number of salaries quoted 1503 1104 1241
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.66% -1.31%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,486 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

SQL is in the programming language skills category. The next 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 programming language skills.

Programming Language Skills
North West
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 3965 3003 3333
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 58.72% 53.67% 52.27%
Number of salaries quoted 3397 2598 2835
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  

SQL
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing SQL as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

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 3 months to 24 June 2017.

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 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester 0 1098 £40,000 - 152
Cheshire +2 344 £40,000 +14.28% 61
Lancashire +4 154 £35,000 - 25
Merseyside -3 100 £36,000 -6.49% 30
Cumbria +4 16 £45,000 +63.63% 1
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT jobs citing SQL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region with a requirement for SQL.

1 1357 (41.56%) SQL Server
2 1241 (38.01%) .NET
3 1111 (34.03%) C#
4 1024 (31.36%) Agile Software Development
5 977 (29.92%) JavaScript
6 895 (27.41%) HTML
7 777 (23.80%) Microsoft
8 756 (23.15%) CSS
9 656 (20.09%) Finance
10 642 (19.66%) ASP.NET
11 629 (19.26%) Business Intelligence
12 625 (19.14%) T-SQL
13 624 (19.11%) MVC
14 613 (18.77%) Java
15 501 (15.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 491 (15.04%) jQuery
17 468 (14.33%) Oracle
18 462 (14.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 428 (13.11%) Degree
20 396 (12.13%) Web Services
21 385 (11.79%) Windows
22 354 (10.84%) Data Warehouse
22 354 (10.84%) Analytical Skills
23 348 (10.66%) Linux
24 339 (10.38%) OO
25 314 (9.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
26 312 (9.56%) Scrum
27 308 (9.43%) ASP.NET MVC
28 303 (9.28%) Web Development
29 300 (9.19%) .NET Framework

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 96 (2.94%) IIS
2 88 (2.70%) SAS
3 75 (2.30%) SharePoint
4 73 (2.24%) CMS
5 70 (2.14%) Tomcat
6 63 (1.93%) Apache Spark
7 56 (1.72%) Apache
8 47 (1.44%) MS Exchange
9 46 (1.41%) Umbraco
10 36 (1.10%) WebSphere
11 35 (1.07%) Sitecore CMS
12 32 (0.98%) JBoss
12 32 (0.98%) OpenStack
13 29 (0.89%) CloudStack
14 25 (0.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 24 (0.74%) OpenEdge
16 20 (0.61%) WebLogic
17 19 (0.58%) Drupal
18 17 (0.52%) Confluence
18 17 (0.52%) nginx
Applications
1 168 (5.15%) Microsoft Excel
2 89 (2.73%) Microsoft Office
3 23 (0.70%) FileZilla
3 23 (0.70%) MS Visio
4 21 (0.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 20 (0.61%) SPSS
6 10 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.092%) Microsoft Project
7 3 (0.092%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.061%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.031%) Weka
Business Applications
1 84 (2.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 46 (1.41%) Dynamics NAV
3 38 (1.16%) Dynamics CRM
4 26 (0.80%) Oracle EBS R12
5 24 (0.74%) Oracle EBS
6 21 (0.64%) Oracle Applications
7 18 (0.55%) Oracle ERP
8 13 (0.40%) Oracle Payables
9 12 (0.37%) Oracle General Ledger
9 12 (0.37%) Oracle Receivables
10 11 (0.34%) Oracle Assets
10 11 (0.34%) Oracle Cash Management
10 11 (0.34%) Oracle Financials
10 11 (0.34%) Sage 200
10 11 (0.34%) SAP Business One
11 10 (0.31%) Magento
12 8 (0.25%) Oracle E-Business Tax
12 8 (0.25%) Visualfiles
13 7 (0.21%) Oracle 11i
13 7 (0.21%) Sage 1000
Cloud Services
1 178 (5.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 177 (5.42%) Amazon AWS
3 55 (1.68%) Google Cloud Platform
4 38 (1.16%) Office 365
5 31 (0.95%) GitHub
5 31 (0.95%) SaaS
6 20 (0.61%) Amazon EMR
7 19 (0.58%) Google Analytics
8 12 (0.37%) Google Play
9 11 (0.34%) PaaS
10 7 (0.21%) IaaS
11 4 (0.12%) AWS CloudFormation
11 4 (0.12%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 4 (0.12%) Sumo Logic
11 4 (0.12%) Trello
12 3 (0.092%) Azure Data Factory
13 2 (0.061%) Cloud Computing
13 2 (0.061%) Dynamics 365
13 2 (0.061%) OneDrive
14 1 (0.031%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 80 (2.45%) HTTP
2 65 (1.99%) Internet
3 50 (1.53%) Firewall
4 46 (1.41%) DNS
5 44 (1.35%) TCP/IP
6 32 (0.98%) WAN
7 31 (0.95%) LAN
8 28 (0.86%) DHCP
9 27 (0.83%) Ethernet
9 27 (0.83%) SAN
10 26 (0.80%) FTP
11 23 (0.70%) SMTP
12 22 (0.67%) VLAN
13 19 (0.58%) Intranet
14 17 (0.52%) RS-232
15 13 (0.40%) VoIP
16 11 (0.34%) Network Security
17 10 (0.31%) Wireless
18 9 (0.28%) LDAP
19 8 (0.25%) LLU
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1357 (41.56%) SQL Server
2 501 (15.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 462 (14.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 354 (10.84%) Data Warehouse
5 314 (9.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 205 (6.28%) SQL Server 2008
7 192 (5.88%) MySQL
8 186 (5.70%) Relational Database
9 151 (4.62%) Big Data
10 150 (4.59%) NoSQL
11 143 (4.38%) Hadoop
12 133 (4.07%) SQL Server 2014
13 124 (3.80%) SQL Server 2012
14 98 (3.00%) SQL Server 2016
15 92 (2.82%) Oracle Database
16 82 (2.51%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 81 (2.48%) MongoDB
18 74 (2.27%) Power BI
19 72 (2.21%) Crystal Reports
20 71 (2.17%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 237 (7.26%) Git (software)
2 236 (7.23%) Visual Studio
3 128 (3.92%) JIRA
4 127 (3.89%) Subversion
5 113 (3.46%) Team Foundation Server
6 112 (3.43%) Selenium
7 69 (2.11%) Jenkins
8 64 (1.96%) NUnit
9 59 (1.81%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 51 (1.56%) Mercurial
11 49 (1.50%) JUnit
12 45 (1.38%) MSTest
13 43 (1.32%) Oracle Forms
14 40 (1.23%) Cucumber
15 39 (1.19%) Maven
16 33 (1.01%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 25 (0.77%) Eclipse
18 24 (0.74%) TeamCity
19 23 (0.70%) NuGet
20 22 (0.67%) Bitbucket
General
1 656 (20.09%) Finance
2 246 (7.53%) Marketing
3 168 (5.15%) Retail
4 150 (4.59%) Manufacturing
5 121 (3.71%) Banking
6 117 (3.58%) Telecoms
7 87 (2.66%) Electronics
8 84 (2.57%) Legal
9 59 (1.81%) Advertising
10 54 (1.65%) Games
11 38 (1.16%) Law
12 21 (0.64%) Back Office
13 13 (0.40%) Investment Banking
14 12 (0.37%) Automotive
15 11 (0.34%) Financial Institution
15 11 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
16 10 (0.31%) Corporate Banking
16 10 (0.31%) General Ledger
17 8 (0.25%) Publishing
18 6 (0.18%) Billing
Job Titles
1 1767 (54.12%) Developer
2 549 (16.81%) .NET Developer
3 477 (14.61%) SQL Developer
4 463 (14.18%) Analyst
5 461 (14.12%) C# Developer
6 338 (10.35%) C# .NET Developer
7 261 (7.99%) Senior Developer
8 258 (7.90%) Java Developer
9 255 (7.81%) Software Developer
10 185 (5.67%) ASP.NET Developer
11 169 (5.18%) SQL Server Developer
12 147 (4.50%) DBA
13 138 (4.23%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 136 (4.17%) Software Engineer
15 133 (4.07%) JavaScript Developer
16 132 (4.04%) C# ASP.NET Developer
17 123 (3.77%) Support Analyst
18 121 (3.71%) Web Developer
19 120 (3.68%) SQL DBA
20 112 (3.43%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1241 (38.01%) .NET
2 895 (27.41%) HTML
3 756 (23.15%) CSS
4 642 (19.66%) ASP.NET
5 491 (15.04%) jQuery
6 396 (12.13%) Web Services
7 308 (9.43%) ASP.NET MVC
8 300 (9.19%) .NET Framework
9 277 (8.48%) XML
10 249 (7.63%) AngularJS
11 239 (7.32%) HTML5
12 202 (6.19%) ASP.NET Web API
13 172 (5.27%) Entity Framework
14 161 (4.93%) REST
15 160 (4.90%) WCF
16 159 (4.87%) Spring
17 133 (4.07%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 130 (3.98%) Ajax
19 125 (3.83%) JSON
19 125 (3.83%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 354 (10.84%) Analytical Skills
2 177 (5.42%) iPad
3 152 (4.66%) Computer Science
4 116 (3.55%) Greenfield Project
5 104 (3.19%) Data Structures
6 96 (2.94%) Mobile App
7 77 (2.36%) Clustering
8 69 (2.11%) User Experience
9 65 (1.99%) Algorithms
9 65 (1.99%) Management Information System
10 62 (1.90%) Enterprise Software
11 61 (1.87%) N-Tier
11 61 (1.87%) Replication
12 44 (1.35%) iSeries
13 41 (1.26%) AS400
14 35 (1.07%) Public Cloud
15 27 (0.83%) Internet of Things
16 26 (0.80%) Data Centre
17 17 (0.52%) Industrial Internet of Things
18 15 (0.46%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 385 (11.79%) Windows
2 348 (10.66%) Linux
3 203 (6.22%) Unix
4 104 (3.19%) Windows Server
5 55 (1.68%) Android
6 47 (1.44%) Apple iOS
7 46 (1.41%) Windows Server 2012
8 24 (0.74%) Windows Server 2008
9 22 (0.67%) AIX
10 18 (0.55%) Windows Embedded Compact
11 17 (0.52%) Mac OS
11 17 (0.52%) Windows 7
12 15 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 14 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
14 13 (0.40%) Solaris
15 11 (0.34%) Windows 10
16 8 (0.25%) CentOS
17 7 (0.21%) Ubuntu
18 6 (0.18%) HPUX
18 6 (0.18%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1024 (31.36%) Agile Software Development
2 629 (19.26%) Business Intelligence
3 624 (19.11%) MVC
4 339 (10.38%) OO
5 312 (9.56%) Scrum
6 303 (9.28%) Web Development
7 300 (9.19%) Continuous Integration
8 299 (9.16%) Software Engineering
9 286 (8.76%) ETL
10 281 (8.61%) SDLC
11 273 (8.36%) TDD
12 268 (8.21%) E-Commerce
13 262 (8.02%) Test Automation
14 253 (7.75%) Unit Testing
15 243 (7.44%) Analytics
16 173 (5.30%) DevOps
17 149 (4.56%) ITIL
18 146 (4.47%) ERP
19 144 (4.41%) Mentoring
20 141 (4.32%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 1111 (34.03%) C#
2 977 (29.92%) JavaScript
3 625 (19.14%) T-SQL
4 613 (18.77%) Java
5 213 (6.52%) Python
6 206 (6.31%) C++
7 205 (6.28%) PHP
8 159 (4.87%) VB.NET
9 147 (4.50%) PL/SQL
10 109 (3.34%) Shell Script
11 101 (3.09%) VB
12 96 (2.94%) C
13 87 (2.66%) Ruby
14 57 (1.75%) R
15 55 (1.68%) RPG
16 54 (1.65%) TypeScript
16 54 (1.65%) VBA
17 50 (1.53%) PowerShell
18 46 (1.41%) VBScript
19 45 (1.38%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 428 (13.11%) Degree
2 77 (2.36%) Computer Science Degree
3 56 (1.72%) ISTQB
4 54 (1.65%) ISEB
5 48 (1.47%) Security Cleared
6 40 (1.23%) Microsoft Certification
7 36 (1.10%) PhD
8 25 (0.77%) SC Cleared
9 19 (0.58%) Cisco Certification
10 17 (0.52%) HND
11 13 (0.40%) MCSA
12 12 (0.37%) CCNP
13 11 (0.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 10 (0.31%) MCSE
15 8 (0.25%) CCSE
15 8 (0.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 7 (0.21%) CCNA
16 7 (0.21%) HNC
16 7 (0.21%) MCITP
16 7 (0.21%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 123 (3.77%) QA
2 65 (1.99%) Data Quality
3 30 (0.92%) SLA
4 19 (0.58%) PCI DSS
5 17 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 11 (0.34%) ISO 9000
7 7 (0.21%) ISO 9001
7 7 (0.21%) WAI
8 5 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (0.092%) Cyber Essentials
10 2 (0.061%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 2 (0.061%) GCP
11 1 (0.031%) Actionable Recommendations
11 1 (0.031%) COBIT
11 1 (0.031%) GDPR
11 1 (0.031%) PMO
System Software
1 92 (2.82%) Active Directory
2 44 (1.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 40 (1.23%) vSphere
4 33 (1.01%) Docker
5 30 (0.92%) XenServer
6 29 (0.89%) Xen
7 19 (0.58%) Hyper-V
8 17 (0.52%) Terminal Services
9 15 (0.46%) VMware ESXi
10 12 (0.37%) Virtual Machines
11 10 (0.31%) VMware Server
12 9 (0.28%) Firmware
13 6 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
14 5 (0.15%) HDFS
14 5 (0.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 5 (0.15%) XenApp
15 4 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
16 3 (0.092%) KVM
16 3 (0.092%) XenDesktop
17 2 (0.061%) qmail
Systems Management
1 105 (3.22%) Puppet
2 102 (3.12%) Opscode Chef
3 52 (1.59%) Ansible
4 31 (0.95%) Tivoli
5 29 (0.89%) Cobbler
6 21 (0.64%) Mesos
7 18 (0.55%) WSUS
8 15 (0.46%) Nagios
9 11 (0.34%) Netcool
10 8 (0.25%) Ganglia
10 8 (0.25%) Packer
11 6 (0.18%) Failover Clustering
11 6 (0.18%) Kibana
11 6 (0.18%) Terraform
12 5 (0.15%) CA Wily
12 5 (0.15%) Norton AntiVirus
13 4 (0.12%) Control-M
13 4 (0.12%) Microsoft Clustering
13 4 (0.12%) Oracle RMAN
13 4 (0.12%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 777 (23.80%) Microsoft
2 468 (14.33%) Oracle
3 127 (3.89%) SAP
4 122 (3.74%) Google
5 112 (3.43%) Tableau
6 94 (2.88%) IBM
7 90 (2.76%) VMware
8 46 (1.41%) Cisco
9 43 (1.32%) Sitecore
10 40 (1.23%) Sage
11 38 (1.16%) Cognos
12 34 (1.04%) Facebook
13 31 (0.95%) Xamarin
14 29 (0.89%) EnterpriseDB
15 25 (0.77%) Apple
16 24 (0.74%) NetApp
16 24 (0.74%) PayPal
17 23 (0.70%) Informatica
17 23 (0.70%) Salesforce.com
18 20 (0.61%) HP
North West
Talent International
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Preston, Lancashire
Reed Technology
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Search Consultancy
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Broughton-In-Furness, Cumbria
Roc Search
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Wigan, Lancashire
Roc Search
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bolton, Lancashire
Recann
Salary: £45000 - £350000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Car finance 247
Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
Searchability
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Crewe, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Burnley, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Flexible Working, Childcare Vouchers
Posted: 22 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Burnley, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £40000 - £42000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Runcorn, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £30000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Rullion
Salary: £38000 - £48000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bury, Lancashire
Searchability
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Reed Technology
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Chassam Contract
Salary: From £30,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Congleton, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £37000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Ellesmere Port, Merseyside
Reed Technology
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Innovative Technology Limited
Salary: Highly competitive and negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Blackpool, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rutherford Grant Recruitment
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Pension, Healthcare, Flexible hrs
Posted: 2 days ago
Isle of Man
PokerStars
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday