Period
to 24 January 2022

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Central London 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 24 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
London > Central London
6 months to
24 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 5 7 5
Rank change year-on-year +2 -2 0
Permanent jobs citing SQL 1,439 1,026 2,118
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Central London 20.19% 20.61% 18.33%
As % of the Programming Languages category 35.19% 32.50% 31.87%
Number of salaries quoted 1,307 943 1,890
10th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £39,250
25th Percentile £51,250 £52,500 £47,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £66,500 £69,000 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year -3.62% +10.40% +4.17%
75th Percentile £82,500 £83,750 £77,500
90th Percentile £102,500 £92,500 £90,100
London median annual salary £67,500 £65,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +3.85% +8.33% -

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 Central London with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Central London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 4,089 3,157 6,645
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Central London 57.38% 63.41% 57.51%
Number of salaries quoted 3,660 2,869 5,906
10th Percentile £46,250 £46,250 £42,500
25th Percentile £57,500 £56,250 £52,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
Median % change year-on-year +7.14% - +7.69%
75th Percentile £95,000 £87,500 £83,750
90th Percentile £110,000 £105,000 £100,000
London median annual salary £75,000 £70,000 £67,500
% change year-on-year +7.14% +3.70% +3.85%

SQL
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

Job postings citing SQL as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Central London.

Job vacancy trend for SQL in Central London

SQL
Salary Trend in Central London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing SQL in Central London.

Salary trend for SQL in Central London

SQL
Salary Histogram in Central London

Salary distribution for jobs citing SQL in Central London over the 6 months to 24 January 2022.

Salary histogram for SQL in Central London

SQL
Job Locations in Central London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SQL within the Central London region over the 6 months to 24 January 2022. 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
Jobs
City of London +3 1,248 £67,500 -3.57% 358
West End of London +7 18 £48,000 -26.15% 5
Southwark +2 12 £90,000 +190.32%
Camden -1 10 £48,000 +1.05% 4
City of Westminster -11 10 £37,500 -45.65% 3
Kensington and Chelsea -3 5 £58,000 +0.22%
Lambeth -7 3 £60,000 +60.00%
SQL
London

For the 6 months to 24 January 2022, 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 Central London region with a requirement for SQL.

1 475 (33.01%) Finance
2 433 (30.09%) Azure
3 409 (28.42%) Agile Software Development
4 386 (26.82%) Python
5 371 (25.78%) Analytics
6 351 (24.39%) Business Intelligence
7 337 (23.42%) C#
8 302 (20.99%) SQL Server
9 283 (19.67%) Social Skills
10 275 (19.11%) AWS
11 274 (19.04%) Data Warehouse
12 268 (18.62%) .NET
12 268 (18.62%) Microsoft
13 254 (17.65%) Power Platform
14 246 (17.10%) Power BI
15 244 (16.96%) Java
16 234 (16.26%) ETL
17 226 (15.71%) Analytical Skills
18 219 (15.22%) DevOps
19 195 (13.55%) Degree
20 192 (13.34%) Data Modelling
21 181 (12.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
22 177 (12.30%) JavaScript
23 173 (12.02%) Visualisation
24 170 (11.81%) Problem-Solving
25 167 (11.61%) T-SQL
26 159 (11.05%) Data Science
27 153 (10.63%) CI/CD
28 151 (10.49%) Microsoft Excel
29 145 (10.08%) Windows

SQL
Co-occurring IT Skills in Central 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 61 (4.24%) Confluence
2 52 (3.61%) Apache Spark
3 36 (2.50%) SAS
4 30 (2.08%) SharePoint
5 20 (1.39%) Apache Airflow
6 16 (1.11%) Apache
6 16 (1.11%) IIS
7 14 (0.97%) Jetty
8 13 (0.90%) Elasticsearch
9 7 (0.49%) MS Exchange
10 6 (0.42%) Tomcat
11 4 (0.28%) Appian
11 4 (0.28%) CMS
11 4 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2013
11 4 (0.28%) nginx
11 4 (0.28%) SugarCRM
12 3 (0.21%) EPiServer
12 3 (0.21%) Luigi
13 2 (0.14%) Sitecore CMS
13 2 (0.14%) Umbraco
Applications
1 151 (10.49%) Microsoft Excel
2 44 (3.06%) Microsoft Office
3 14 (0.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.42%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.21%) SPSS
6 1 (0.069%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.069%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.069%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.069%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.069%) Stata
Business Applications
1 8 (0.56%) NetSuite
2 4 (0.28%) BambooHR
3 3 (0.21%) Alphatax
3 3 (0.21%) Dynamics GP
3 3 (0.21%) Elite 3E
3 3 (0.21%) Summit
3 3 (0.21%) Unit4 Business World
4 2 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.14%) Oracle Assets
4 2 (0.14%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (0.14%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 2 (0.14%) Oracle Receivables
4 2 (0.14%) Relativity
5 1 (0.069%) Bloomberg TOMS
5 1 (0.069%) IntelliMatch
5 1 (0.069%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.069%) Ringtail
5 1 (0.069%) Temenos T24
5 1 (0.069%) thinkFolio
5 1 (0.069%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 433 (30.09%) Azure
2 275 (19.11%) AWS
3 254 (17.65%) Power Platform
4 99 (6.88%) SaaS
5 94 (6.53%) GCP
6 82 (5.70%) Serverless
7 72 (5.00%) Snowflake
8 58 (4.03%) Microsoft 365
9 50 (3.47%) Azure Data Factory
10 41 (2.85%) IaaS
11 40 (2.78%) AWS Lambda
11 40 (2.78%) PaaS
12 27 (1.88%) Azure Active Directory
13 24 (1.67%) GitHub
14 22 (1.53%) PowerApps
15 21 (1.46%) Power Automate
16 20 (1.39%) Amazon S3
16 20 (1.39%) AWS CloudFormation
17 19 (1.32%) Amazon EC2
17 19 (1.32%) Matillion
Communications & Networking
1 38 (2.64%) DNS
2 34 (2.36%) DHCP
3 33 (2.29%) TCP/IP
4 27 (1.88%) BGP
5 22 (1.53%) Firewall
6 11 (0.76%) Intranet
7 9 (0.63%) HTTP
8 7 (0.49%) VoIP
9 6 (0.42%) Internet
10 5 (0.35%) LAN
10 5 (0.35%) VPN
11 4 (0.28%) SD-WAN
11 4 (0.28%) WAN
12 3 (0.21%) VLAN
13 2 (0.14%) Network Security
13 2 (0.14%) Software-Defined Networking
13 2 (0.14%) SSL
13 2 (0.14%) WebEx
13 2 (0.14%) Wi-Fi
13 2 (0.14%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 302 (20.99%) SQL Server
2 274 (19.04%) Data Warehouse
3 246 (17.10%) Power BI
4 181 (12.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 137 (9.52%) NoSQL
6 123 (8.55%) Tableau
7 119 (8.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 94 (6.53%) Relational Database
9 88 (6.12%) Big Data
10 78 (5.42%) MySQL
11 73 (5.07%) Data Lake
12 67 (4.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 64 (4.45%) PostgreSQL
14 63 (4.38%) Azure SQL Database
15 62 (4.31%) Hadoop
16 52 (3.61%) Amazon Redshift
17 47 (3.27%) MongoDB
18 45 (3.13%) Looker
19 42 (2.92%) Qlik Sense
19 42 (2.92%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 125 (8.69%) Git (software)
2 110 (7.64%) JIRA
3 61 (4.24%) Team Foundation Server
4 43 (2.99%) Selenium
5 42 (2.92%) Visual Studio
6 33 (2.29%) Jenkins
7 30 (2.08%) Visual Studio Team System
8 27 (1.88%) Cucumber
9 26 (1.81%) Bitbucket
9 26 (1.81%) Maven
10 25 (1.74%) JMeter
11 22 (1.53%) Gradle
12 20 (1.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 20 (1.39%) JUnit
13 19 (1.32%) NUnit
14 18 (1.25%) GitLab
14 18 (1.25%) SpecFlow
15 16 (1.11%) Mockito
16 15 (1.04%) Postman
17 14 (0.97%) Apache Ivy
General
1 475 (33.01%) Finance
2 283 (19.67%) Social Skills
3 226 (15.71%) Analytical Skills
4 100 (6.95%) Banking
5 70 (4.86%) Advertising
6 60 (4.17%) Law
7 56 (3.89%) Retail
8 55 (3.82%) Marketing
9 44 (3.06%) Legal
10 38 (2.64%) Presentation Skills
11 22 (1.53%) Front Office
12 21 (1.46%) Financial Institution
12 21 (1.46%) Games
13 20 (1.39%) Investment Banking
14 18 (1.25%) Public Sector
15 17 (1.18%) Inclusion and Diversity
16 15 (1.04%) Organisational Skills
16 15 (1.04%) Publishing
17 14 (0.97%) Back Office
17 14 (0.97%) Documentation Skills
Job Titles
1 447 (31.06%) Developer
2 370 (25.71%) Analyst
3 164 (11.40%) Data Engineer
4 111 (7.71%) Data Analyst
5 103 (7.16%) Senior Developer
6 101 (7.02%) .NET Developer
7 90 (6.25%) SQL Analyst
8 82 (5.70%) C# Developer
9 76 (5.28%) Applications Support
10 74 (5.14%) Support Analyst
11 69 (4.79%) SQL Developer
12 68 (4.73%) Business Intelligence Analyst
13 65 (4.52%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 58 (4.03%) Business Analyst
15 54 (3.75%) Support Engineer
16 53 (3.68%) Applications Support Analyst
17 49 (3.41%) Senior Analyst
18 48 (3.34%) Java Developer
19 45 (3.13%) Data Scientist
20 44 (3.06%) SQL Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 268 (18.62%) .NET
2 121 (8.41%) React
3 111 (7.71%) AngularJS
4 110 (7.64%) .NET Core
5 100 (6.95%) Web Services
6 97 (6.74%) JSON
7 95 (6.60%) XML
8 88 (6.12%) .NET Framework
8 88 (6.12%) HTML
8 88 (6.12%) REST
9 86 (5.98%) CSS
10 74 (5.14%) ASP.NET
11 68 (4.73%) Kafka
12 55 (3.82%) RESTful
13 54 (3.75%) jQuery
14 51 (3.54%) ASP.NET Web API
15 49 (3.41%) Entity Framework
16 40 (2.78%) Node.js
17 37 (2.57%) Spring
18 33 (2.29%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 83 (5.77%) User Experience
2 49 (3.41%) Greenfield Project
3 44 (3.06%) Reinsurance
4 32 (2.22%) Algorithms
4 32 (2.22%) Management Information System
5 29 (2.02%) Enterprise Software
6 28 (1.95%) Data Structures
7 27 (1.88%) Self-Motivation
8 25 (1.74%) Hedge funds
9 23 (1.60%) Equities
9 23 (1.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 21 (1.46%) Derivative
11 18 (1.25%) Cloud Native
11 18 (1.25%) Reference Data
12 16 (1.11%) Replication
13 15 (1.04%) Credit Risk
14 13 (0.90%) Mobile App
15 12 (0.83%) Analytical Mindset
15 12 (0.83%) Public Cloud
15 12 (0.83%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 145 (10.08%) Windows
2 109 (7.57%) Linux
3 77 (5.35%) Windows Server
4 76 (5.28%) Unix
5 42 (2.92%) Windows 10
5 42 (2.92%) Windows Server 2012
6 39 (2.71%) Windows Server 2016
7 28 (1.95%) Mac OS X
8 14 (0.97%) Apple iOS
9 13 (0.90%) Android
10 10 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 9 (0.63%) Windows Server 2019
12 3 (0.21%) CentOS
13 2 (0.14%) Solaris
13 2 (0.14%) Windows Server 2008
14 1 (0.069%) DC/OS
14 1 (0.069%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 409 (28.42%) Agile Software Development
2 371 (25.78%) Analytics
3 351 (24.39%) Business Intelligence
4 234 (16.26%) ETL
5 219 (15.22%) DevOps
6 192 (13.34%) Data Modelling
7 173 (12.02%) Visualisation
8 170 (11.81%) Problem-Solving
9 159 (11.05%) Data Science
10 153 (10.63%) CI/CD
11 143 (9.94%) Fintech
12 139 (9.66%) Computer Science
13 133 (9.24%) Test Automation
14 127 (8.83%) Data Visualisation
15 116 (8.06%) Microservices
16 115 (7.99%) Data Analysis
17 114 (7.92%) Full Stack Development
18 112 (7.78%) Data Analytics
19 110 (7.64%) Machine Learning
20 106 (7.37%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 386 (26.82%) Python
2 337 (23.42%) C#
3 244 (16.96%) Java
4 177 (12.30%) JavaScript
5 167 (11.61%) T-SQL
6 90 (6.25%) PowerShell
7 67 (4.66%) TypeScript
8 66 (4.59%) R
9 57 (3.96%) Bash
10 51 (3.54%) Scala
11 40 (2.78%) VBA
12 38 (2.64%) PL/SQL
13 33 (2.29%) C++
14 32 (2.22%) C
15 28 (1.95%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 22 (1.53%) PHP
17 21 (1.46%) Go
18 19 (1.32%) VB
19 14 (0.97%) ANSI SQL
20 13 (0.90%) Perl
Qualifications
1 195 (13.55%) Degree
2 82 (5.70%) Computer Science Degree
3 28 (1.95%) Master's Degree
4 14 (0.97%) PhD
5 13 (0.90%) ITIL Certification
6 7 (0.49%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (0.49%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (0.42%) CCNA
8 5 (0.35%) SC Cleared
8 5 (0.35%) Security Cleared
9 4 (0.28%) Numerate Degree
10 3 (0.21%) CISSP
10 3 (0.21%) ISTQB
11 2 (0.14%) CISA
11 2 (0.14%) ISEB
11 2 (0.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 2 (0.14%) MCSE
12 1 (0.069%) A+ Certification
12 1 (0.069%) CCSP
12 1 (0.069%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 130 (9.03%) Data Quality
2 124 (8.62%) QA
3 13 (0.90%) SLA
4 11 (0.76%) Solvency II
5 10 (0.69%) GDPR
6 6 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 5 (0.35%) Actionable Recommendations
8 4 (0.28%) NIST
9 3 (0.21%) GRC
10 2 (0.14%) MiFID
11 1 (0.069%) Accessibility
11 1 (0.069%) COBIT
11 1 (0.069%) COSO
11 1 (0.069%) HIPAA
11 1 (0.069%) ITGC
11 1 (0.069%) PCI DSS
11 1 (0.069%) SEPA
System Software
1 100 (6.95%) Docker
2 93 (6.46%) Active Directory
3 55 (3.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 41 (2.85%) Hyper-V
5 12 (0.83%) XenApp
6 11 (0.76%) HDFS
6 11 (0.76%) Microsoft App-V
7 6 (0.42%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 6 (0.42%) Virtual Servers
7 6 (0.42%) VMware Server
8 5 (0.35%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 5 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
9 4 (0.28%) Ceph
10 3 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.069%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 1 (0.069%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.069%) VirtualBox
11 1 (0.069%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 103 (7.16%) Kubernetes
2 77 (5.35%) Terraform
3 31 (2.15%) Ansible
4 19 (1.32%) SCCM
5 14 (0.97%) SCOM
6 13 (0.90%) Nagios
7 11 (0.76%) EdgeSight
7 11 (0.76%) SCOrch
7 11 (0.76%) SCVMM
8 8 (0.56%) Microsoft Intune
9 6 (0.42%) Kibana
9 6 (0.42%) Kubeflow
9 6 (0.42%) Puppet
10 5 (0.35%) Grafana
10 5 (0.35%) ITRS Geneos
10 5 (0.35%) logstash
10 5 (0.35%) Opscode Chef
11 3 (0.21%) Backup Exec
11 3 (0.21%) HAProxy
11 3 (0.21%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 268 (18.62%) Microsoft
2 103 (7.16%) Oracle
3 67 (4.66%) VMware
4 59 (4.10%) Databricks
5 38 (2.64%) Informatica
5 38 (2.64%) Talend
6 37 (2.57%) ServiceNow
7 36 (2.50%) Google
8 31 (2.15%) Salesforce.com
9 27 (1.88%) LogicMonitor
9 27 (1.88%) Okta
10 26 (1.81%) Citrix
11 21 (1.46%) Alteryx
12 18 (1.25%) Bloomberg
13 17 (1.18%) Splunk
14 16 (1.11%) Intapp
15 15 (1.04%) iManage
16 12 (0.83%) Atlassian
16 12 (0.83%) SAP
17 11 (0.76%) HP