Period
to 7 March 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 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 7 March 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
Yorkshire > West Yorkshire
6 months to
7 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 6 3 3
Rank change year-on-year -3 0 0
Permanent jobs citing SQL 512 793 1,042
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 19.68% 19.34% 22.62%
As % of the Programming Languages category 37.70% 37.44% 44.61%
Number of salaries quoted 605 749 1,012
Median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.65% - +1.19%
10th Percentile £32,500 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
Yorkshire median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +11.76% - +6.25%

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 West Yorkshire with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
West Yorkshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 1,358 2,118 2,336
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 52.21% 51.66% 50.71%
Number of salaries quoted 1,198 1,864 2,016
Median annual salary £50,000 £46,500 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.53% +8.14% +1.18%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £60,000
Yorkshire median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +2.41%

SQL
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

Job postings citing SQL as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire.

Job vacancy trend for SQL in West Yorkshire

SQL
Salary Trend in West Yorkshire

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing SQL in West Yorkshire.

Salary trend for SQL in West Yorkshire

SQL
Salary Histogram in West Yorkshire

Salary distribution for jobs citing SQL in West Yorkshire over the 6 months to 7 March 2021.

Salary histogram for SQL in West Yorkshire

SQL
Job Locations in West Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SQL within the West Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 7 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
Leeds +1 426 £50,000 +11.11% 76
Bradford -1 39 £42,500 +3.03% 9
Wakefield -1 23 £42,500 +13.33% 3
Keighley - 5 £43,000 -
Huddersfield -11 3 £35,000 -30.00% 4
Heckmondwike - 3 £31,000 -
Batley - 3 £31,000 -
Cleckheaton +1 2 £23,500 -14.55%
Castleford -2 2 £60,000 +140.00%
Halifax -6 2 £35,000 -22.65% 1
Pontefract -6 2 £41,000 -10.87% 3
Brighouse - 2 £51,250 - 2
Hebden Bridge - 1 £22,500 -
Otley - 1 - - 1
SQL
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 7 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 West Yorkshire region with a requirement for SQL.

1 176 (34.38%) Azure
2 163 (31.84%) Java
3 161 (31.45%) Python
4 159 (31.05%) Agile Software Development
5 152 (29.69%) C#
6 139 (27.15%) Microsoft
6 139 (27.15%) Software Engineering
7 129 (25.20%) JavaScript
8 112 (21.88%) SQL Server
9 109 (21.29%) AWS
10 100 (19.53%) NoSQL
11 96 (18.75%) T-SQL
12 92 (17.97%) DevOps
13 87 (16.99%) Business Intelligence
13 87 (16.99%) Continuous Integration
14 82 (16.02%) Degree
15 79 (15.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 75 (14.65%) Git (software)
17 74 (14.45%) PostgreSQL
18 73 (14.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 73 (14.26%) Windows
19 72 (14.06%) Big Data
20 71 (13.87%) Data Warehouse
21 67 (13.09%) .NET
22 61 (11.91%) OO
23 59 (11.52%) Redis
24 55 (10.74%) Jenkins
24 55 (10.74%) Node.js
25 54 (10.55%) Test Automation
26 53 (10.35%) TDD

SQL
Co-occurring IT Skills in West Yorkshire 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 34 (6.64%) Elasticsearch
1 34 (6.64%) nginx
2 29 (5.66%) Apache Spark
3 11 (2.15%) IIS
4 8 (1.56%) SharePoint
4 8 (1.56%) WebSphere
5 6 (1.17%) Apache
5 6 (1.17%) Confluence
5 6 (1.17%) MS Exchange
6 5 (0.98%) CMS
7 4 (0.78%) Apache Synapse
7 4 (0.78%) Jupyter
7 4 (0.78%) SAS
8 3 (0.59%) Apache Airflow
8 3 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (0.59%) Umbraco
9 2 (0.39%) Luigi
10 1 (0.20%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.20%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.20%) WordPress
Applications
1 20 (3.91%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (2.73%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.59%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.20%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.20%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (0.59%) Visualfiles
2 2 (0.39%) SAP Business One
3 1 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.20%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 176 (34.38%) Azure
2 109 (21.29%) AWS
3 44 (8.59%) Power Platform
4 40 (7.81%) Microsoft 365
5 24 (4.69%) Datadog
5 24 (4.69%) Pulumi
6 18 (3.52%) SaaS
7 12 (2.34%) Azure Data Factory
8 9 (1.76%) GCP
9 8 (1.56%) Serverless
10 7 (1.37%) Cloud Computing
11 6 (1.17%) AWS CloudFormation
11 6 (1.17%) Slack
12 5 (0.98%) Azure Stack
13 4 (0.78%) AWS Lambda
13 4 (0.78%) IaaS
14 3 (0.59%) Amazon EC2
14 3 (0.59%) Amazon Kinesis
14 3 (0.59%) Amazon S3
14 3 (0.59%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (4.30%) Firewall
2 16 (3.13%) LAN
2 16 (3.13%) WAN
3 12 (2.34%) SAN
3 12 (2.34%) Wi-Fi
4 11 (2.15%) DNS
5 10 (1.95%) DHCP
5 10 (1.95%) Internet
5 10 (1.95%) MPLS
6 9 (1.76%) VLAN
7 8 (1.56%) Cisco ASA
7 8 (1.56%) TCP/IP
8 5 (0.98%) Wireless
9 2 (0.39%) FTP
9 2 (0.39%) HTTP
9 2 (0.39%) VPN
10 1 (0.20%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 112 (21.88%) SQL Server
2 100 (19.53%) NoSQL
3 79 (15.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 74 (14.45%) PostgreSQL
5 73 (14.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 72 (14.06%) Big Data
7 71 (13.87%) Data Warehouse
8 59 (11.52%) Redis
9 45 (8.79%) Azure SQL Database
10 43 (8.40%) Power BI
11 42 (8.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 41 (8.01%) MySQL
13 33 (6.45%) Cosmos DB
14 30 (5.86%) Data Lake
15 28 (5.47%) MongoDB
16 24 (4.69%) MariaDB
17 22 (4.30%) Tableau
18 18 (3.52%) Relational Database
19 15 (2.93%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
20 14 (2.73%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 75 (14.65%) Git (software)
2 55 (10.74%) Jenkins
3 51 (9.96%) Mercurial
3 51 (9.96%) Subversion
4 38 (7.42%) Team Foundation Server
5 18 (3.52%) Selenium
6 12 (2.34%) Visual Studio
7 11 (2.15%) JIRA
8 8 (1.56%) Cucumber
9 7 (1.37%) SpecFlow
10 6 (1.17%) Liquibase
10 6 (1.17%) Maven
11 5 (0.98%) Bitbucket
11 5 (0.98%) Gradle
11 5 (0.98%) SonarQube
12 4 (0.78%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 3 (0.59%) SoapUI
14 2 (0.39%) JUnit
14 2 (0.39%) Moq
14 2 (0.39%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 53 (10.35%) Finance
2 27 (5.27%) Marketing
3 13 (2.54%) Retail
4 12 (2.34%) Law
4 12 (2.34%) Public Sector
5 9 (1.76%) Games
5 9 (1.76%) Legal
6 6 (1.17%) Banking
7 4 (0.78%) Back Office
8 2 (0.39%) Billing
8 2 (0.39%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.20%) Automotive
9 1 (0.20%) Electronics
9 1 (0.20%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.20%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 119 (23.24%) Software Engineer
2 110 (21.48%) Developer
3 57 (11.13%) Analyst
4 55 (10.74%) Azure Engineer
5 37 (7.23%) Python Engineer
6 34 (6.64%) Python Software Engineer
7 32 (6.25%) DBA
8 30 (5.86%) Java Engineer
8 30 (5.86%) Java Software Engineer
9 28 (5.47%) SQL DBA
10 27 (5.27%) C# Developer
10 27 (5.27%) Data Engineer
11 25 (4.88%) Azure DevOps Engineer
11 25 (4.88%) DevOps Engineer
11 25 (4.88%) Senior Developer
12 24 (4.69%) Azure DevOps
13 22 (4.30%) Platform Engineer
14 20 (3.91%) .NET Developer
14 20 (3.91%) Administrator
15 19 (3.71%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (13.09%) .NET
2 55 (10.74%) Node.js
3 34 (6.64%) RabbitMQ
4 32 (6.25%) HTML
5 29 (5.66%) CSS
6 27 (5.27%) .NET Core
7 22 (4.30%) Spring
8 20 (3.91%) ASP.NET
8 20 (3.91%) Web Services
9 17 (3.32%) Kafka
9 17 (3.32%) RESTful
9 17 (3.32%) XML
10 16 (3.13%) Spring Boot
11 15 (2.93%) JSON
12 14 (2.73%) AngularJS
13 10 (1.95%) React
14 9 (1.76%) .NET Framework
14 9 (1.76%) Entity Framework
14 9 (1.76%) Spring Security
15 8 (1.56%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 34 (6.64%) Data Structures
2 26 (5.08%) Algorithms
3 24 (4.69%) Linux Command Line
4 21 (4.10%) Analytical Skills
5 15 (2.93%) Self-Motivation
6 10 (1.95%) Enterprise Software
6 10 (1.95%) FMCG
7 8 (1.56%) Mobile App
7 8 (1.56%) User Experience
8 7 (1.37%) NHS
9 6 (1.17%) Clustering
10 4 (0.78%) Data Centre
10 4 (0.78%) Greenfield Project
10 4 (0.78%) Replication
11 3 (0.59%) Management Information System
12 2 (0.39%) Public Cloud
13 1 (0.20%) Analytical Mindset
13 1 (0.20%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 1 (0.20%) PlayStation
13 1 (0.20%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 73 (14.26%) Windows
2 32 (6.25%) Windows Server
3 22 (4.30%) Linux
4 11 (2.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 11 (2.15%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (1.37%) Windows 10
6 6 (1.17%) Android
6 6 (1.17%) Apple iOS
6 6 (1.17%) Unix
7 2 (0.39%) Solaris
7 2 (0.39%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.39%) Windows Server 2016
8 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 159 (31.05%) Agile Software Development
2 139 (27.15%) Software Engineering
3 92 (17.97%) DevOps
4 87 (16.99%) Business Intelligence
4 87 (16.99%) Continuous Integration
5 61 (11.91%) OO
6 54 (10.55%) Test Automation
7 53 (10.35%) TDD
8 52 (10.16%) Infrastructure as Code
9 50 (9.77%) Analytics
9 50 (9.77%) Mathematics
10 42 (8.20%) Migration
10 42 (8.20%) Problem-Solving
11 39 (7.62%) ETL
12 38 (7.42%) Decision-Making
13 30 (5.86%) Configuration Management
13 30 (5.86%) Mentoring
14 26 (5.08%) Data Security
15 24 (4.69%) Data Modelling
15 24 (4.69%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 163 (31.84%) Java
2 161 (31.45%) Python
3 152 (29.69%) C#
4 129 (25.20%) JavaScript
5 96 (18.75%) T-SQL
6 39 (7.62%) PowerShell
7 31 (6.05%) PHP
8 27 (5.27%) C++
9 26 (5.08%) Bash Shell
9 26 (5.08%) Go
10 25 (4.88%) TypeScript
11 24 (4.69%) Groovy
11 24 (4.69%) Ruby
12 18 (3.52%) PL/SQL
13 10 (1.95%) VB.NET
14 9 (1.76%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 9 (1.76%) Scala
15 7 (1.37%) R
16 6 (1.17%) Apple Swift
16 6 (1.17%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 82 (16.02%) Degree
2 50 (9.77%) Numerate Degree
3 9 (1.76%) ISEB
4 7 (1.37%) ISTQB
5 5 (0.98%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (0.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (0.39%) SC Cleared
7 2 (0.39%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.20%) CCNA
8 1 (0.20%) CCNP
8 1 (0.20%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.20%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.20%) MCP
8 1 (0.20%) MCSE
8 1 (0.20%) Postgraduate
8 1 (0.20%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (1.95%) Data Quality
2 5 (0.98%) QA
3 3 (0.59%) SLA
4 1 (0.20%) Actionable Recommendations
4 1 (0.20%) GDPR
4 1 (0.20%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 51 (9.96%) Docker
2 29 (5.66%) Active Directory
3 20 (3.91%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (1.95%) Hyper-V
5 9 (1.76%) XenDesktop
6 3 (0.59%) Terminal Services
6 3 (0.59%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 52 (10.16%) Ansible
2 35 (6.84%) Kubernetes
2 35 (6.84%) Terraform
3 26 (5.08%) Opscode Chef
3 26 (5.08%) Puppet
4 24 (4.69%) Grafana
4 24 (4.69%) Prometheus
5 9 (1.76%) NetBackup
6 8 (1.56%) Norton AntiVirus
6 8 (1.56%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.20%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.20%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 139 (27.15%) Microsoft
2 45 (8.79%) Oracle
3 25 (4.88%) Databricks
4 24 (4.69%) New Relic
4 24 (4.69%) SaltStack
5 22 (4.30%) EnterpriseDB
6 21 (4.10%) VMware
7 12 (2.34%) Citrix
8 11 (2.15%) Cisco
9 10 (1.95%) Red Hat
10 9 (1.76%) EMC
10 9 (1.76%) HP
11 8 (1.56%) Juniper
11 8 (1.56%) Symantec
12 5 (0.98%) Alteryx
12 5 (0.98%) SAP
13 4 (0.78%) Atlassian
13 4 (0.78%) SOTI
14 3 (0.59%) Google
14 3 (0.59%) UiPath