Period
to 16 July 2020

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 16 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
England > North West
6 months to
16 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 3 4 3
Rank change year-on-year +1 -1 0
Permanent jobs citing SQL 1,092 1,818 2,687
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 19.85% 17.28% 21.37%
As % of the Programming Languages category 36.36% 34.43% 37.77%
Number of salaries quoted 985 1,603 2,390
Median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.65% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £26,725
90th Percentile £63,750 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £52,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.00% +5.26% +5.56%

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 3,003 5,280 7,114
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 54.60% 50.19% 56.58%
Number of salaries quoted 2,545 4,076 5,975
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £32,500 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £66,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

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 16 July 2020.

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 16 July 2020. 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 +1 674 £50,000 +11.11% 91
Cheshire -2 235 £45,000 +8.43% 47
Merseyside -3 88 £48,500 +21.25% 14
Lancashire 0 63 £37,500 +0.06% 24
Cumbria -4 24 £40,000 +16.40%
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 16 July 2020, 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.

1 405 (37.09%) SQL Server
2 373 (34.16%) Agile Software Development
3 349 (31.96%) .NET
4 336 (30.77%) C#
5 273 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 271 (24.82%) JavaScript
7 267 (24.45%) Azure
8 208 (19.05%) CSS
9 193 (17.67%) HTML
10 191 (17.49%) Finance
11 186 (17.03%) T-SQL
12 182 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
13 181 (16.58%) MVC
14 164 (15.02%) ASP.NET
15 163 (14.93%) DevOps
16 152 (13.92%) Windows
17 150 (13.74%) Problem-Solving
18 147 (13.46%) AngularJS
19 143 (13.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 134 (12.27%) Software Engineering
21 127 (11.63%) Java
22 126 (11.54%) Git (software)
23 123 (11.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
24 121 (11.08%) Data Warehouse
24 121 (11.08%) .NET Core
25 119 (10.90%) AWS
26 117 (10.71%) Microservices
27 116 (10.62%) ETL
28 112 (10.26%) Linux
29 111 (10.16%) Analytical Skills

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 45 (4.12%) IIS
2 28 (2.56%) Apache
3 23 (2.11%) SharePoint
4 18 (1.65%) SAS
5 17 (1.56%) Apache Spark
6 15 (1.37%) Tomcat
7 12 (1.10%) Elasticsearch
8 11 (1.01%) WordPress
9 9 (0.82%) MS Exchange
9 9 (0.82%) nginx
10 8 (0.73%) Mule
10 8 (0.73%) NServiceBus
11 7 (0.64%) WebSphere
12 6 (0.55%) ExpressionEngine
12 6 (0.55%) OpenStack
13 5 (0.46%) Confluence
14 2 (0.18%) CMS
14 2 (0.18%) JBoss
14 2 (0.18%) Sitefinity
14 2 (0.18%) WebLogic
Applications
1 38 (3.48%) Microsoft Excel
2 31 (2.84%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (1.10%) SPSS
4 6 (0.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.092%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.092%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 16 (1.47%) Dynamics AX
2 12 (1.10%) Magento
3 9 (0.82%) Dynamics CRM
4 6 (0.55%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.27%) FLEXCUBE
5 3 (0.27%) Q-Pulse
5 3 (0.27%) Teamcenter
5 3 (0.27%) WebTrends
6 2 (0.18%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.18%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (0.18%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.092%) Aareon QL
7 1 (0.092%) Cognos TM1
7 1 (0.092%) Elite 3E
7 1 (0.092%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.092%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.092%) Sage 200
7 1 (0.092%) Sage X3
7 1 (0.092%) SAP HR
7 1 (0.092%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 267 (24.45%) Azure
2 119 (10.90%) AWS
3 100 (9.16%) Power Platform
4 45 (4.12%) Office 365
5 32 (2.93%) SaaS
6 30 (2.75%) GCP
7 27 (2.47%) Dynamics 365
7 27 (2.47%) GitHub
8 22 (2.01%) Cloud Computing
8 22 (2.01%) IaaS
9 19 (1.74%) PaaS
10 10 (0.92%) Amazon EC2
10 10 (0.92%) IBM Cloud
11 9 (0.82%) Serverless
12 8 (0.73%) Amazon S3
12 8 (0.73%) Amazon SQS
13 7 (0.64%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 7 (0.64%) Azure Active Directory
13 7 (0.64%) Logic Apps
13 7 (0.64%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 23 (2.11%) Firewall
1 23 (2.11%) WAN
2 20 (1.83%) LAN
3 16 (1.47%) Skype
4 14 (1.28%) DNS
4 14 (1.28%) VoIP
5 10 (0.92%) HTTP
5 10 (0.92%) SAN
5 10 (0.92%) VLAN
6 7 (0.64%) DHCP
6 7 (0.64%) Internet
6 7 (0.64%) VPN
7 6 (0.55%) SNMP
7 6 (0.55%) SSL
8 5 (0.46%) NAS
8 5 (0.46%) TCP/IP
9 4 (0.37%) Intranet
10 3 (0.27%) MPLS
10 3 (0.27%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (0.27%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 405 (37.09%) SQL Server
2 143 (13.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 123 (11.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 121 (11.08%) Data Warehouse
5 97 (8.88%) Power BI
6 84 (7.69%) NoSQL
7 69 (6.32%) MySQL
8 46 (4.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 45 (4.12%) Relational Database
10 41 (3.75%) PostgreSQL
11 32 (2.93%) SQL Server 2012
12 29 (2.66%) Big Data
12 29 (2.66%) BusinessObjects
12 29 (2.66%) Oracle Reports
13 23 (2.11%) Oracle Database
14 22 (2.01%) MongoDB
15 18 (1.65%) SQL Server 2016
16 16 (1.47%) Azure SQL Database
16 16 (1.47%) QlikView
16 16 (1.47%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 126 (11.54%) Git (software)
2 78 (7.14%) JIRA
3 57 (5.22%) Selenium
4 52 (4.76%) Jenkins
5 44 (4.03%) NUnit
6 41 (3.75%) Team Foundation Server
7 35 (3.21%) Visual Studio
8 32 (2.93%) TeamCity
9 28 (2.56%) Maven
10 26 (2.38%) Oracle APEX
11 22 (2.01%) Octopus Deploy
12 20 (1.83%) Subversion
13 17 (1.56%) JUnit
13 17 (1.56%) WebDriver
14 16 (1.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 15 (1.37%) Bitbucket
15 15 (1.37%) GitLab
16 14 (1.28%) SoapUI
16 14 (1.28%) SpecFlow
17 13 (1.19%) Mercurial
General
1 191 (17.49%) Finance
2 68 (6.23%) Law
3 54 (4.95%) Retail
4 31 (2.84%) Financial Institution
5 29 (2.66%) Manufacturing
6 26 (2.38%) Legal
7 25 (2.29%) Public Sector
8 17 (1.56%) Games
9 15 (1.37%) Marketing
10 12 (1.10%) Electronics
11 11 (1.01%) Local Government
11 11 (1.01%) Telecoms
12 10 (0.92%) Banking
13 7 (0.64%) Advertising
13 7 (0.64%) Publishing
14 4 (0.37%) Automotive
14 4 (0.37%) Housing Association
14 4 (0.37%) Military
15 3 (0.27%) Aerospace
16 2 (0.18%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 499 (45.70%) Developer
2 141 (12.91%) Analyst
3 127 (11.63%) .NET Developer
4 92 (8.42%) Software Developer
5 88 (8.06%) Senior Developer
6 87 (7.97%) Software Engineer
7 77 (7.05%) C# Developer
8 64 (5.86%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 62 (5.68%) SQL Developer
10 46 (4.21%) PHP Developer
11 45 (4.12%) C# .NET Developer
12 44 (4.03%) Full Stack Developer
13 40 (3.66%) DBA
14 35 (3.21%) Applications Support
15 34 (3.11%) Lead Developer
16 33 (3.02%) Architect
17 32 (2.93%) C# Software Developer
17 32 (2.93%) SQL DBA
18 30 (2.75%) .NET Software Developer
18 30 (2.75%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 349 (31.96%) .NET
2 208 (19.05%) CSS
3 193 (17.67%) HTML
4 164 (15.02%) ASP.NET
5 147 (13.46%) AngularJS
6 121 (11.08%) .NET Core
7 111 (10.16%) ASP.NET Web API
8 98 (8.97%) .NET Framework
9 82 (7.51%) ASP.NET MVC
9 82 (7.51%) REST
10 80 (7.33%) React
11 79 (7.23%) Web Services
12 72 (6.59%) Entity Framework
13 70 (6.41%) jQuery
14 66 (6.04%) XML
15 54 (4.95%) Node.js
16 52 (4.76%) HTML5
17 46 (4.21%) RESTful
18 39 (3.57%) CSS3
19 35 (3.21%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 111 (10.16%) Analytical Skills
2 47 (4.30%) User Experience
3 45 (4.12%) Data Structures
3 45 (4.12%) Greenfield Project
4 41 (3.75%) Management Information System
5 37 (3.39%) Mobile App
6 36 (3.30%) Self-Motivation
7 26 (2.38%) Replication
8 23 (2.11%) Enterprise Software
9 18 (1.65%) Algorithms
10 16 (1.47%) Driving Licence
11 15 (1.37%) Clustering
12 12 (1.10%) Blog
13 11 (1.01%) PKI
13 11 (1.01%) Virtual Team
14 10 (0.92%) Cloud Native
15 8 (0.73%) Life Science
16 7 (0.64%) NHS
16 7 (0.64%) N-Tier
17 6 (0.55%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 152 (13.92%) Windows
2 112 (10.26%) Linux
3 61 (5.59%) Windows Server
4 37 (3.39%) Windows Server 2012
5 28 (2.56%) Unix
6 24 (2.20%) Windows Server 2016
7 17 (1.56%) Android
8 14 (1.28%) Apple iOS
8 14 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 10 (0.92%) CentOS
9 10 (0.92%) Windows 10
10 8 (0.73%) HPUX
11 5 (0.46%) Windows 7
11 5 (0.46%) Windows Server 2008
11 5 (0.46%) Windows Server 2019
12 2 (0.18%) Solaris
12 2 (0.18%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.092%) Debian
13 1 (0.092%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.092%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 373 (34.16%) Agile Software Development
2 182 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
3 181 (16.58%) MVC
4 163 (14.93%) DevOps
5 150 (13.74%) Problem-Solving
6 134 (12.27%) Software Engineering
7 117 (10.71%) Microservices
8 116 (10.62%) ETL
9 108 (9.89%) SDLC
10 99 (9.07%) TDD
11 97 (8.88%) Continuous Integration
12 92 (8.42%) Test Automation
13 86 (7.88%) Analytics
14 78 (7.14%) Scrum
15 77 (7.05%) ITIL
16 75 (6.87%) OO
17 66 (6.04%) Data Modelling
18 63 (5.77%) Mentoring
19 62 (5.68%) Computer Science
20 60 (5.49%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 336 (30.77%) C#
2 271 (24.82%) JavaScript
3 186 (17.03%) T-SQL
4 127 (11.63%) Java
5 105 (9.62%) Python
6 71 (6.50%) PHP
7 58 (5.31%) PowerShell
8 42 (3.85%) TypeScript
9 39 (3.57%) PL/SQL
10 28 (2.56%) Ruby
11 23 (2.11%) Go
12 20 (1.83%) Shell Script
13 18 (1.65%) Bash Shell
14 17 (1.56%) VBA
15 14 (1.28%) C++
15 14 (1.28%) X++
16 13 (1.19%) VB.NET
17 10 (0.92%) Java 8
18 8 (0.73%) Scala
19 7 (0.64%) R
Qualifications
1 107 (9.80%) Degree
2 34 (3.11%) Computer Science Degree
3 28 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
4 20 (1.83%) ITIL Certification
4 20 (1.83%) MCSE
5 14 (1.28%) MCP
5 14 (1.28%) MCSA
5 14 (1.28%) TOGAF Certification
6 12 (1.10%) DBS Check
7 9 (0.82%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (0.73%) AWS Certification
8 8 (0.73%) CCNA
9 6 (0.55%) ISTQB
9 6 (0.55%) Security Cleared
10 4 (0.37%) Master's Degree
11 3 (0.27%) DV Cleared
11 3 (0.27%) ISEB
12 2 (0.18%) HNC
12 2 (0.18%) Oracle Certification
12 2 (0.18%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (6.78%) QA
2 32 (2.93%) SLA
3 28 (2.56%) GDPR
4 9 (0.82%) Data Quality
4 9 (0.82%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.092%) Actionable Recommendations
6 1 (0.092%) COBIT
6 1 (0.092%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.092%) HL7
6 1 (0.092%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.092%) NIST
6 1 (0.092%) PMO
System Software
1 92 (8.42%) Docker
2 57 (5.22%) Active Directory
3 30 (2.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 27 (2.47%) Hyper-V
5 8 (0.73%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (0.46%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 4 (0.37%) VirtualBox
7 4 (0.37%) XenApp
8 3 (0.27%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.18%) PowerHA
9 2 (0.18%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.18%) vSphere
10 1 (0.092%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.092%) LXC
Systems Management
1 34 (3.11%) Kubernetes
2 32 (2.93%) Terraform
3 30 (2.75%) Ansible
4 27 (2.47%) Puppet
5 20 (1.83%) Opscode Chef
6 19 (1.74%) Grafana
7 12 (1.10%) Prometheus
8 10 (0.92%) Graphite
9 9 (0.82%) Failover Clustering
10 8 (0.73%) Cisco CUCM
10 8 (0.73%) Kibana
11 7 (0.64%) SCCM
12 6 (0.55%) Docker Swarm
12 6 (0.55%) FortiGate
12 6 (0.55%) Microsoft Clustering
12 6 (0.55%) Microsoft Intune
13 5 (0.46%) Nagios
13 5 (0.46%) Tivoli
14 4 (0.37%) Cobbler
14 4 (0.37%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 273 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 97 (8.88%) Oracle
3 36 (3.30%) Tableau
4 34 (3.11%) VMware
5 32 (2.93%) Google
5 32 (2.93%) IBM
6 31 (2.84%) Cisco
6 31 (2.84%) SAP
7 20 (1.83%) Citrix
8 15 (1.37%) Xamarin
9 11 (1.01%) Intapp
10 10 (0.92%) HP
10 10 (0.92%) SaltStack
11 8 (0.73%) New Relic
11 8 (0.73%) Salesforce.com
11 8 (0.73%) webMethods
12 7 (0.64%) Databricks
12 7 (0.64%) Fortinet
12 7 (0.64%) InterSystems
13 6 (0.55%) Zend