The table below looks at the statistics for SQL skills in IT jobs advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SQL over the 3 months to 30 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 4 4 4
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Permanent jobs citing SQL 7319 9388 9796
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 19.28% 21.37% 21.32%
As % of the Programming Languages category 35.49% 39.99% 40.98%
Number of salaries quoted 6434 8013 8514
Median salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
SQL
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in permanent jobs advertised in the London region.

Programming Languages Category
London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
20623 23477 23904
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 54.33% 53.43% 52.03%
Number of salaries quoted 18119 20257 20555
Median salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.54% +4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £37,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £75,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%

SQL
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of job ads across the London region citing SQL as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

SQL Jobs Demand Trend in London

SQL
Salary Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SQL across the London region.

SQL Salary Trend in London

SQL
Salary Histogram in London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SQL across the London region over the 3 months to 30 September 2016.

SQL Salary Histogram in London

SQL
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SQL within the London region over the 3 months to 30 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
City of London -1 1330 £55,000 - 250
Kingston Upon Thames -1 52 £52,500 +5.00% 3
Croydon +1 45 £50,000 +11.11% 5
Uxbridge +5 44 £41,000 +2.50% 2
Wimbledon +14 34 £50,000 +53.84% 1
Canary Wharf +4 32 £60,000 -17.24%
Chiswick -3 27 £55,000 +25.71% 1
Surbiton +3 20 £50,000 +11.11% 2
Beckenham +5 15 £40,000 +6.66% 1
Bromley +5 14 £50,000 +29.87% 7
Enfield +5 14 £37,500 - 2
Brentford 0 14 £43,000 -40.68%
Harrow -1 11 £31,250 -28.97%
Docklands, London -4 10 £65,000 +30.00% 1
Twickenham -4 9 £46,250 +20.83% 1
Hammersmith -5 9 £45,000 -5.26%
Feltham +9 8 £37,500 -2.59%
Westminster -8 8 £77,500 +55.00%
Ruislip - 8 £42,500 -
Mayfair +3 7 £80,000 -5.88%
Hounslow -5 6 £58,000 +51.63%
Romford -6 5 £44,000 +46.66%
Teddington +10 4 £110,000 +182.05%
Sidcup +1 4 £44,500 +2.89%
Southwark -2 4 £67,500 +12.50%
Hackney +3 3 - -
Isleworth +1 3 £68,000 +60.00%
Barnet -2 3 £35,000 -26.31% 1
Coulsdon - 3 £22,000 -
Hendon - 3 - -
Wembley -4 2 £38,750 -22.88%
Chessington -8 2 £36,250 +11.53%
Morden -1 1 £34,000 -53.10% 1
Ealing -3 1 £47,500 -17.39%
Clapham - 1 £32,200 -
Finchley - 1 £37,500 -
Rainham - 1 £35,000 - 1
Southall - 1 £21,000 -
Upminster - 1 £40,000 -
SQL
England

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 September 2016, 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 London region with a requirement for SQL.

1 5471 (35.97%) Finance
2 5015 (32.98%) SQL Server
3 4158 (27.34%) Agile Software Development
4 3806 (25.03%) C#
5 3707 (24.38%) .NET
6 3377 (22.21%) Java
7 3021 (19.86%) Microsoft
8 2955 (19.43%) Oracle
9 2924 (19.23%) JavaScript
10 2697 (17.73%) Degree
11 2561 (16.84%) HTML
12 2489 (16.37%) Windows
13 2418 (15.90%) Business Intelligence
14 2298 (15.11%) Linux
15 2175 (14.30%) T-SQL
16 2082 (13.69%) Banking
17 1997 (13.13%) Python
18 1932 (12.70%) Analytical Skills
19 1903 (12.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 1887 (12.41%) CSS
21 1803 (11.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
22 1754 (11.53%) ASP.NET
23 1728 (11.36%) MVC
24 1697 (11.16%) Data Warehouse
25 1690 (11.11%) MS Excel
26 1658 (10.90%) Analytics
27 1655 (10.88%) Unix
28 1626 (10.69%) Computer Science
29 1525 (10.03%) TDD
30 1515 (9.96%) XML

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in London 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
1 781 (5.14%) IIS
2 685 (4.50%) SharePoint
3 544 (3.58%) Tomcat
4 534 (3.51%) Apache
5 402 (2.64%) SAS
6 343 (2.26%) WebSphere
7 307 (2.02%) Apache Spark
8 282 (1.85%) MS Exchange
9 262 (1.72%) Confluence
10 244 (1.60%) JBoss
11 239 (1.57%) Elasticsearch
12 232 (1.53%) WebLogic
13 149 (0.98%) CMS
14 127 (0.84%) SharePoint 2013
15 112 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2010
16 105 (0.69%) BizTalk Server
17 104 (0.68%) Skype for Business
18 99 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2013
19 90 (0.59%) SharePoint 2010
20 84 (0.55%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 1690 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 513 (3.37%) MS Office
3 190 (1.25%) MS PowerPoint
4 168 (1.10%) SPSS
5 105 (0.69%) MS Visio
6 53 (0.35%) MS Project
7 51 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
8 49 (0.32%) Photoshop
9 14 (0.092%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 12 (0.079%) GNU Octave
11 11 (0.072%) InfoPath
12 7 (0.046%) InDesign
13 6 (0.039%) Adobe Illustrator
14 4 (0.026%) Adobe After Effects
14 4 (0.026%) CINEMA 4D
14 4 (0.026%) Gephi
14 4 (0.026%) SketchUp
15 3 (0.020%) HipChat
15 3 (0.020%) Weka
16 2 (0.013%) EViews
Business Applications
1 249 (1.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 133 (0.87%) Markit EDM
3 84 (0.55%) Oracle EBS
4 81 (0.53%) Oracle Financials
5 75 (0.49%) Oracle EBS R12
6 67 (0.44%) Dynamics AX
7 61 (0.40%) Dynamics NAV
8 57 (0.37%) Oracle Applications
9 55 (0.36%) FastStats
9 55 (0.36%) thinkFolio
9 55 (0.36%) Unit4 Business World
10 49 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 47 (0.31%) Adobe Campaign
12 38 (0.25%) LatentZero
12 38 (0.25%) Oracle Payables
13 32 (0.21%) Oracle Assets
14 30 (0.20%) Oracle ERP
15 29 (0.19%) Oracle BPM
15 29 (0.19%) Oracle iProcurement
16 28 (0.18%) Oracle Internet Expenses
Cloud Services
1 822 (5.41%) Amazon AWS
2 629 (4.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 330 (2.17%) SaaS
4 220 (1.45%) Office 365
5 181 (1.19%) GitHub
6 140 (0.92%) Google Analytics
7 132 (0.87%) Amazon EC2
8 90 (0.59%) PaaS
9 80 (0.53%) Amazon S3
10 72 (0.47%) Google Cloud Platform
11 70 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
12 65 (0.43%) IaaS
13 47 (0.31%) Amazon SQS
14 39 (0.26%) Amazon EMR
15 36 (0.24%) AWS CloudFormation
16 35 (0.23%) Amazon ELB
16 35 (0.23%) IBM Cloud
17 31 (0.20%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 25 (0.16%) CloudFront
19 22 (0.14%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 383 (2.52%) Firewall
2 358 (2.35%) SAN
3 336 (2.21%) HTTP
4 296 (1.95%) TCP/IP
5 280 (1.84%) DNS
6 250 (1.64%) Internet
7 221 (1.45%) WAN
8 218 (1.43%) LAN
9 160 (1.05%) DHCP
9 160 (1.05%) NAS
10 129 (0.85%) VoIP
11 107 (0.70%) Intranet
11 107 (0.70%) VPN
12 105 (0.69%) iSCSI
13 98 (0.64%) FTP
14 95 (0.62%) LDAP
15 85 (0.56%) Network Security
16 84 (0.55%) SSL
17 69 (0.45%) Cisco ASA
18 64 (0.42%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5015 (32.98%) SQL Server
2 1903 (12.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1803 (11.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1697 (11.16%) Data Warehouse
5 1242 (8.17%) Relational Database
6 1025 (6.74%) MySQL
7 1003 (6.60%) NoSQL
8 988 (6.50%) SQL Server 2008
9 914 (6.01%) Big Data
10 889 (5.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 858 (5.64%) SQL Server 2012
12 688 (4.52%) Oracle Database
13 577 (3.79%) MongoDB
14 543 (3.57%) Hadoop
14 543 (3.57%) QlikView
15 513 (3.37%) SQL Server 2014
16 509 (3.35%) PostgreSQL
17 489 (3.22%) RDBMS
18 421 (2.77%) BusinessObjects
19 398 (2.62%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1034 (6.80%) Git (software)
2 815 (5.36%) JIRA
3 612 (4.02%) Jenkins
4 598 (3.93%) Subversion
5 533 (3.50%) Visual Studio
6 525 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
7 510 (3.35%) Selenium
8 451 (2.97%) TeamCity
9 427 (2.81%) JUnit
10 406 (2.67%) Maven
11 299 (1.97%) NUnit
12 277 (1.82%) Cucumber
13 175 (1.15%) Octopus Deploy
14 166 (1.09%) Gradle
15 163 (1.07%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 158 (1.04%) WebDriver
17 154 (1.01%) Mockito
18 135 (0.89%) Eclipse
19 133 (0.87%) SpecFlow
20 127 (0.84%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 5471 (35.97%) Finance
2 2082 (13.69%) Banking
3 986 (6.48%) Marketing
4 872 (5.73%) Front Office
5 730 (4.80%) Retail
6 596 (3.92%) Investment Banking
7 483 (3.18%) Back Office
8 366 (2.41%) Advertising
9 353 (2.32%) Legal
10 339 (2.23%) Games
11 323 (2.12%) Telecoms
12 318 (2.09%) Financial Institution
13 306 (2.01%) Law
14 176 (1.16%) Publishing
15 143 (0.94%) Manufacturing
16 95 (0.62%) Billing
17 70 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
18 66 (0.43%) Music Industry
19 65 (0.43%) Private Banking
20 60 (0.39%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 6381 (41.96%) Developer
2 3070 (20.19%) Analyst
3 1799 (11.83%) SQL Developer
4 1766 (11.61%) C# Developer
5 1652 (10.86%) .NET Developer
6 1191 (7.83%) C# .NET Developer
7 1151 (7.57%) Java Developer
8 1036 (6.81%) Applications Support
9 1025 (6.74%) Senior Developer
10 826 (5.43%) Support Analyst
11 817 (5.37%) DBA
12 783 (5.15%) SQL Analyst
13 741 (4.87%) Consultant
14 642 (4.22%) SQL DBA
15 569 (3.74%) Business Analyst
16 553 (3.64%) Junior
17 542 (3.56%) Applications Support Analyst
18 541 (3.56%) ASP.NET Developer
19 523 (3.44%) Architect
20 508 (3.34%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3707 (24.38%) .NET
2 2561 (16.84%) HTML
3 1887 (12.41%) CSS
4 1754 (11.53%) ASP.NET
5 1515 (9.96%) XML
6 1442 (9.48%) Web Services
7 1183 (7.78%) AngularJS
8 1030 (6.77%) jQuery
9 840 (5.52%) HTML5
10 838 (5.51%) WCF
11 791 (5.20%) ASP.NET MVC
12 723 (4.75%) .NET Framework
13 699 (4.60%) REST
14 635 (4.18%) Spring
15 601 (3.95%) ASP.NET Web API
16 533 (3.50%) SOAP
17 516 (3.39%) JSON
18 502 (3.30%) WPF
19 488 (3.21%) Ajax
20 469 (3.08%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 1932 (12.70%) Analytical Skills
2 1626 (10.69%) Computer Science
3 705 (4.64%) Mathematics
4 645 (4.24%) Visualisation
5 545 (3.58%) Derivative
6 540 (3.55%) Fintech
7 485 (3.19%) Equities
8 476 (3.13%) Hedge funds
9 471 (3.10%) Fixed Income
10 422 (2.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 402 (2.64%) Statistics
12 375 (2.47%) Management Information System
13 333 (2.19%) Enterprise Software
14 328 (2.16%) Algorithms
15 310 (2.04%) Replication
16 293 (1.93%) Clustering
17 274 (1.80%) Data Integration
18 270 (1.78%) Data Structures
19 244 (1.60%) User Experience
20 235 (1.55%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2489 (16.37%) Windows
2 2298 (15.11%) Linux
3 1655 (10.88%) Unix
4 877 (5.77%) Windows Server
5 422 (2.77%) Windows Server 2008
6 378 (2.49%) Windows Server 2012
7 204 (1.34%) Windows Server 2003
8 203 (1.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 197 (1.30%) Solaris
10 188 (1.24%) Apple iOS
11 182 (1.20%) Android
12 143 (0.94%) Ubuntu
13 138 (0.91%) Windows 7
14 135 (0.89%) CentOS
15 65 (0.43%) Windows 8
16 52 (0.34%) Windows XP
17 47 (0.31%) Windows 10
18 42 (0.28%) AIX
19 36 (0.24%) VMS
20 35 (0.23%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 4158 (27.34%) Agile Software Development
2 2418 (15.90%) Business Intelligence
3 1728 (11.36%) MVC
4 1658 (10.90%) Analytics
5 1525 (10.03%) TDD
6 1511 (9.94%) ETL
7 1333 (8.77%) Scrum
8 1205 (7.92%) OO
9 1121 (7.37%) Software Engineering
10 1080 (7.10%) Continuous Integration
11 923 (6.07%) SDLC
12 888 (5.84%) Performance Tuning
13 827 (5.44%) ITIL
14 811 (5.33%) Web Development
15 786 (5.17%) Asset Management
16 775 (5.10%) Data Analysis
17 771 (5.07%) Data Modelling
18 762 (5.01%) CRM
19 713 (4.69%) BDD
20 668 (4.39%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 3806 (25.03%) C#
2 3377 (22.21%) Java
3 2924 (19.23%) JavaScript
4 2175 (14.30%) T-SQL
5 1997 (13.13%) Python
6 1088 (7.15%) PL/SQL
7 738 (4.85%) C++
8 714 (4.69%) PowerShell
9 685 (4.50%) Perl
10 631 (4.15%) PHP
11 528 (3.47%) VBA
12 469 (3.08%) R
13 466 (3.06%) Shell Script
14 463 (3.04%) Bash Shell
15 461 (3.03%) Ruby
16 360 (2.37%) VB
17 352 (2.31%) Scala
18 337 (2.22%) C
19 325 (2.14%) VB.NET
20 109 (0.72%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2697 (17.73%) Degree
2 309 (2.03%) Microsoft Certification
3 212 (1.39%) PhD
4 144 (0.95%) ISEB
5 138 (0.91%) ISTQB
6 133 (0.87%) MCSE
7 130 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
8 112 (0.74%) Security Cleared
9 91 (0.60%) Cisco Certification
10 81 (0.53%) CCNA
11 67 (0.44%) PMP
12 64 (0.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 63 (0.41%) PMI Certification
14 60 (0.39%) CISSP
15 56 (0.37%) MCSA
16 52 (0.34%) MCITP
16 52 (0.34%) MCTS
17 51 (0.34%) DV Cleared
18 40 (0.26%) Oracle Certification
19 36 (0.24%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 963 (6.33%) QA
2 334 (2.20%) Data Quality
3 226 (1.49%) SLA
4 82 (0.54%) MiFID
5 63 (0.41%) PCI DSS
6 44 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 38 (0.25%) SDET
8 33 (0.22%) COBIT
9 29 (0.19%) HL7
10 25 (0.16%) EMIR
10 25 (0.16%) SEPA
11 20 (0.13%) DICOM
12 15 (0.099%) Solvency II
13 14 (0.092%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 13 (0.085%) Basel III
14 13 (0.085%) Dodd-Frank
15 10 (0.066%) ISO 9001
16 9 (0.059%) CRD IV
17 8 (0.053%) FATCA
18 6 (0.039%) AIFMD
System Software
1 728 (4.79%) Active Directory
2 476 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 298 (1.96%) Hyper-V
4 228 (1.50%) Docker
5 169 (1.11%) Virtual Machines
6 126 (0.83%) Oracle RAC
7 89 (0.59%) XenApp
8 81 (0.53%) Virtual Servers
9 65 (0.43%) Terminal Services
9 65 (0.43%) vSphere
10 64 (0.42%) NFS
11 53 (0.35%) VMware ESX
11 53 (0.35%) Xen
12 44 (0.29%) XenDesktop
13 42 (0.28%) KVM
14 38 (0.25%) HDFS
15 35 (0.23%) SRDF
16 33 (0.22%) Apache Flume
16 33 (0.22%) VirtualBox
16 33 (0.22%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 417 (2.74%) Puppet
2 267 (1.76%) Control-M
2 267 (1.76%) Opscode Chef
3 253 (1.66%) Ansible
4 116 (0.76%) Nagios
5 110 (0.72%) SCCM
6 109 (0.72%) SCOM
7 71 (0.47%) Data Guard
8 67 (0.44%) OpenView
9 57 (0.37%) HP Quality Center
10 54 (0.36%) Oracle RMAN
11 45 (0.30%) Microsoft Clustering
12 42 (0.28%) Kubernetes
13 40 (0.26%) HAProxy
13 40 (0.26%) ZABBIX
14 39 (0.26%) ITRS Geneos
15 38 (0.25%) Failover Clustering
16 36 (0.24%) NetBackup
17 35 (0.23%) Backup Exec
17 35 (0.23%) Kibana
Vendors
1 3021 (19.86%) Microsoft
2 2955 (19.43%) Oracle
3 728 (4.79%) Tableau
4 716 (4.71%) VMware
5 409 (2.69%) Sybase
6 369 (2.43%) Google
7 357 (2.35%) HP
8 340 (2.24%) Cisco
9 333 (2.19%) Red Hat
10 302 (1.99%) SAP
11 290 (1.91%) IBM
11 290 (1.91%) Informatica
12 247 (1.62%) Citrix
13 204 (1.34%) Cognos
14 150 (0.99%) Salesforce.com
15 139 (0.91%) NetApp
16 136 (0.89%) Atlassian
17 130 (0.85%) Adobe
18 123 (0.81%) Murex
18 123 (0.81%) TIBCO
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