Period
to 20 January 2020

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 20 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
London > Central London
6 months to
20 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 4 4 4
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Permanent jobs citing SQL 2,116 2,714 3,062
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Central London 18.39% 21.24% 21.11%
As % of the Programming Languages category 31.85% 34.62% 36.56%
Number of salaries quoted 1,883 2,416 2,740
Central London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +9.09% -
10th Percentile £39,250 £36,250 £36,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £82,500
London median annual salary £60,280 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +0.47% +9.09% -

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 6,643 7,839 8,375
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Central London 57.73% 61.35% 57.73%
Number of salaries quoted 5,836 7,141 7,433
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% +8.33% +4.35%
10th Percentile £42,500 £39,750 £37,500
90th Percentile £100,000 £95,000 £92,500
London median annual salary £67,500 £65,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +3.85% +8.33% +4.35%

SQL
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL in Central London

SQL
Salary Trend in Central London

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

Salary trend for SQL in Central London

SQL
Salary Histogram in Central London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SQL in Central London over the 6 months to 20 January 2020.

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 20 January 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
City of London 0 1,717 £65,000 +8.33% 376
West End of London -9 43 £70,000 +16.67% 2
City of Westminster +3 41 £52,500 -25.00%
Southwark +9 32 £57,500 +4.55%
Camden -4 18 £52,000 +30.00%
Kensington and Chelsea -8 2 £55,000 +51.72%
SQL
London

For the 6 months to 20 January 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 Central London region with a requirement for SQL.

1 683 (32.28%) Finance
2 620 (29.30%) SQL Server
3 607 (28.69%) Python
4 606 (28.64%) C#
5 567 (26.80%) Agile Software Development
6 524 (24.76%) .NET
7 522 (24.67%) Azure
8 438 (20.70%) JavaScript
9 421 (19.90%) Java
10 400 (18.90%) AWS
11 370 (17.49%) Microsoft
12 358 (16.92%) Business Intelligence
13 305 (14.41%) HTML
14 293 (13.85%) Analytics
15 290 (13.71%) T-SQL
15 290 (13.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 290 (13.71%) Degree
16 284 (13.42%) CSS
17 272 (12.85%) DevOps
17 272 (12.85%) Problem-Solving
18 270 (12.76%) Data Warehouse
19 259 (12.24%) ETL
20 258 (12.19%) Computer Science
21 249 (11.77%) MVC
22 246 (11.63%) Linux
23 235 (11.11%) Power Platform
23 235 (11.11%) AngularJS
24 233 (11.01%) Windows
25 230 (10.87%) Power BI
26 212 (10.02%) ASP.NET

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
1 111 (5.25%) Apache Spark
2 96 (4.54%) SharePoint
3 46 (2.17%) Elasticsearch
4 40 (1.89%) SAS
5 32 (1.51%) IIS
6 31 (1.47%) Apache
7 26 (1.23%) Tomcat
8 22 (1.04%) Confluence
9 18 (0.85%) CMS
10 16 (0.76%) MS Exchange
10 16 (0.76%) WebSphere
11 15 (0.71%) Cloud Foundry
12 14 (0.66%) Apache Airflow
13 11 (0.52%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 11 (0.52%) Apache Solr
14 10 (0.47%) WebSphere Application Server
15 9 (0.43%) nginx
16 7 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2013
16 7 (0.33%) Luigi
16 7 (0.33%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 134 (6.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 56 (2.65%) Microsoft Office
3 11 (0.52%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.28%) Adobe Premiere
6 5 (0.24%) SPSS
7 4 (0.19%) Acrobat
7 4 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
8 3 (0.14%) InDesign
8 3 (0.14%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.095%) Chatbot
10 1 (0.047%) SPSS Modeler
Business Applications
1 52 (2.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.52%) Magento
3 10 (0.47%) SAP Hybris
3 10 (0.47%) SDL Web 8
4 9 (0.43%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 7 (0.33%) NetSuite
5 7 (0.33%) SAP Business One
6 6 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
7 5 (0.24%) Adobe Campaign
7 5 (0.24%) Salerio
7 5 (0.24%) SessionCam
7 5 (0.24%) Temenos T24
8 4 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
8 4 (0.19%) Markit EDM
8 4 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
9 2 (0.095%) FastStats
9 2 (0.095%) Oracle Applications
9 2 (0.095%) Oracle EBS R12
9 2 (0.095%) thinkFolio
9 2 (0.095%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 522 (24.67%) Azure
2 400 (18.90%) AWS
3 235 (11.11%) Power Platform
4 72 (3.40%) Office 365
5 70 (3.31%) GCP
6 54 (2.55%) SaaS
7 50 (2.36%) PaaS
8 42 (1.98%) Azure Data Factory
8 42 (1.98%) Serverless
9 31 (1.47%) Amazon EC2
10 26 (1.23%) IaaS
11 24 (1.13%) Amazon S3
12 20 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
13 19 (0.90%) Azure Active Directory
14 15 (0.71%) AWS Lambda
14 15 (0.71%) Google Analytics
15 13 (0.61%) Dynamics 365
16 12 (0.57%) AWS Fargate
16 12 (0.57%) Microsoft Flow
17 10 (0.47%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 47 (2.22%) TCP/IP
2 36 (1.70%) HTTP
3 34 (1.61%) Internet
4 33 (1.56%) DNS
5 29 (1.37%) SAN
6 25 (1.18%) BGP
7 23 (1.09%) DHCP
8 19 (0.90%) Firewall
9 15 (0.71%) WAN
10 14 (0.66%) LAN
11 10 (0.47%) NAS
12 7 (0.33%) Cisco ASA
12 7 (0.33%) Cisco IOS
12 7 (0.33%) Cisco PIX
12 7 (0.33%) FTP
12 7 (0.33%) Intranet
12 7 (0.33%) SSL
13 5 (0.24%) HTTPS
13 5 (0.24%) SSH
13 5 (0.24%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 620 (29.30%) SQL Server
2 290 (13.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 270 (12.76%) Data Warehouse
4 230 (10.87%) Power BI
5 194 (9.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 185 (8.74%) Big Data
7 168 (7.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 150 (7.09%) NoSQL
9 138 (6.52%) PostgreSQL
10 133 (6.29%) Relational Database
11 109 (5.15%) Hadoop
12 86 (4.06%) Azure SQL Database
13 75 (3.54%) MySQL
14 69 (3.26%) SQL Server 2016
15 56 (2.65%) Apache Hive
16 54 (2.55%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 47 (2.22%) MongoDB
18 46 (2.17%) Data Lake
19 45 (2.13%) SQL Server 2012
20 43 (2.03%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 197 (9.31%) Git (software)
2 80 (3.78%) Visual Studio
3 76 (3.59%) Jenkins
4 75 (3.54%) JIRA
5 63 (2.98%) Team Foundation Server
6 50 (2.36%) JUnit
7 45 (2.13%) TeamCity
8 44 (2.08%) Selenium
9 39 (1.84%) Maven
10 34 (1.61%) Cucumber
11 32 (1.51%) Octopus Deploy
11 32 (1.51%) Visual Studio Team System
12 28 (1.32%) Bitbucket
13 25 (1.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 20 (0.95%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 18 (0.85%) Subversion
16 16 (0.76%) NUnit
17 13 (0.61%) Mockito
18 11 (0.52%) Artifactory
19 9 (0.43%) Jasmine
General
1 683 (32.28%) Finance
2 149 (7.04%) Marketing
3 134 (6.33%) Banking
4 56 (2.65%) Advertising
5 54 (2.55%) Retail
6 53 (2.50%) Front Office
7 49 (2.32%) Back Office
8 46 (2.17%) Law
9 34 (1.61%) Investment Banking
10 32 (1.51%) Games
11 29 (1.37%) Legal
12 20 (0.95%) Telecoms
13 15 (0.71%) Publishing
14 14 (0.66%) Public Sector
15 13 (0.61%) Financial Institution
16 10 (0.47%) Manufacturing
17 8 (0.38%) Electronics
18 6 (0.28%) German Language
18 6 (0.28%) Housing Association
18 6 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 876 (41.40%) Developer
2 380 (17.96%) Analyst
3 209 (9.88%) C# Developer
4 207 (9.78%) .NET Developer
5 202 (9.55%) SQL Developer
6 178 (8.41%) Senior Developer
7 159 (7.51%) Java Developer
8 120 (5.67%) Data Engineer
9 114 (5.39%) Support Analyst
10 108 (5.10%) C# .NET Developer
11 98 (4.63%) Python Developer
12 96 (4.54%) Architect
13 89 (4.21%) Administrator
14 85 (4.02%) DBA
15 79 (3.73%) Applications Support
16 76 (3.59%) Business Intelligence Developer
17 72 (3.40%) Junior
18 71 (3.36%) Software Developer
18 71 (3.36%) SQL DBA
19 64 (3.02%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 524 (24.76%) .NET
2 305 (14.41%) HTML
3 284 (13.42%) CSS
4 235 (11.11%) AngularJS
5 212 (10.02%) ASP.NET
6 205 (9.69%) React
7 142 (6.71%) REST
8 136 (6.43%) .NET Core
9 129 (6.10%) RESTful
10 128 (6.05%) ASP.NET Web API
11 120 (5.67%) XML
12 113 (5.34%) Web Services
13 112 (5.29%) .NET Framework
13 112 (5.29%) HTML5
14 110 (5.20%) ASP.NET MVC
15 86 (4.06%) jQuery
16 81 (3.83%) Spring
17 80 (3.78%) Node.js
18 67 (3.17%) JSON
19 65 (3.07%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 209 (9.88%) Analytical Skills
2 112 (5.29%) Management Information System
3 74 (3.50%) Algorithms
4 69 (3.26%) Greenfield Project
5 66 (3.12%) Data Structures
6 63 (2.98%) Hedge funds
7 55 (2.60%) User Experience
8 53 (2.50%) Self-Motivation
9 51 (2.41%) Reinsurance
10 40 (1.89%) Linux Command Line
11 36 (1.70%) Enterprise Software
12 33 (1.56%) Fixed Income
13 31 (1.47%) Data Centre
13 31 (1.47%) N-Tier
14 30 (1.42%) Equities
15 26 (1.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 24 (1.13%) Replication
17 23 (1.09%) Client/Server
18 21 (0.99%) Virtual Team
19 20 (0.95%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 246 (11.63%) Linux
2 233 (11.01%) Windows
3 147 (6.95%) Unix
4 114 (5.39%) Windows Server
5 26 (1.23%) Windows Server 2008
5 26 (1.23%) Windows Server 2012
6 18 (0.85%) Mac OS X
7 14 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 14 (0.66%) Windows 10
7 14 (0.66%) Windows 7
8 13 (0.61%) Android
9 12 (0.57%) CentOS
10 10 (0.47%) Apple iOS
11 5 (0.24%) Solaris
12 4 (0.19%) Windows Server 2003
13 3 (0.14%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.095%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.095%) Windows 8
15 1 (0.047%) Debian
15 1 (0.047%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 567 (26.80%) Agile Software Development
2 358 (16.92%) Business Intelligence
3 293 (13.85%) Analytics
4 272 (12.85%) DevOps
4 272 (12.85%) Problem-Solving
5 259 (12.24%) ETL
6 258 (12.19%) Computer Science
7 249 (11.77%) MVC
8 210 (9.92%) Microservices
9 207 (9.78%) Fintech
10 201 (9.50%) TDD
11 169 (7.99%) Software Engineering
12 167 (7.89%) Test Automation
13 160 (7.56%) Data Science
14 156 (7.37%) Scrum
15 145 (6.85%) Data Modelling
16 141 (6.66%) SDLC
17 139 (6.57%) OO
18 137 (6.47%) Continuous Integration
19 135 (6.38%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 607 (28.69%) Python
2 606 (28.64%) C#
3 438 (20.70%) JavaScript
4 421 (19.90%) Java
5 290 (13.71%) T-SQL
6 154 (7.28%) PowerShell
7 105 (4.96%) R
8 102 (4.82%) PL/SQL
9 101 (4.77%) VBA
10 94 (4.44%) C++
11 77 (3.64%) PHP
12 73 (3.45%) TypeScript
13 65 (3.07%) Shell Script
14 62 (2.93%) Scala
15 46 (2.17%) Bash Shell
16 43 (2.03%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
17 42 (1.98%) VB
18 40 (1.89%) VB.NET
19 37 (1.75%) Java 8
20 31 (1.47%) C
Qualifications
1 290 (13.71%) Degree
2 147 (6.95%) Computer Science Degree
3 45 (2.13%) Microsoft Certification
4 37 (1.75%) Master's Degree
5 24 (1.13%) MCSA
6 23 (1.09%) PhD
7 15 (0.71%) MCSE
8 12 (0.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 9 (0.43%) Cisco Certification
10 8 (0.38%) CCNA
10 8 (0.38%) Numerate Degree
11 7 (0.33%) CCNP
11 7 (0.33%) CISSP
12 5 (0.24%) MCP
12 5 (0.24%) PMI Certification
13 4 (0.19%) CCA
13 4 (0.19%) CCEA
13 4 (0.19%) Citrix Certification
13 4 (0.19%) ISEB
13 4 (0.19%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 106 (5.01%) QA
2 62 (2.93%) Data Quality
3 30 (1.42%) SLA
4 14 (0.66%) GDPR
5 11 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 9 (0.43%) MiFID
7 7 (0.33%) EMIR
8 6 (0.28%) PCI DSS
9 4 (0.19%) NIST
10 3 (0.14%) Actionable Recommendations
10 3 (0.14%) Dodd-Frank
11 1 (0.047%) COBIT
11 1 (0.047%) DICOM
11 1 (0.047%) FINRA
11 1 (0.047%) HL7
11 1 (0.047%) Solvency II
System Software
1 211 (9.97%) Docker
2 75 (3.54%) Active Directory
3 48 (2.27%) VMware Infrastructure
4 38 (1.80%) Hyper-V
5 28 (1.32%) VirtualBox
6 11 (0.52%) Virtual Machines
7 10 (0.47%) HDFS
7 10 (0.47%) XenApp
8 8 (0.38%) XenDesktop
9 3 (0.14%) KVM
10 2 (0.095%) Apache Flume
10 2 (0.095%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (0.095%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.047%) Cronacle
11 1 (0.047%) Firmware
11 1 (0.047%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.047%) NFS
11 1 (0.047%) UAG
11 1 (0.047%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.047%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 123 (5.81%) Kubernetes
2 100 (4.73%) Terraform
3 43 (2.03%) Ansible
4 31 (1.47%) Puppet
5 14 (0.66%) Consul
5 14 (0.66%) Nagios
6 13 (0.61%) Grafana
7 11 (0.52%) Packer
7 11 (0.52%) Prometheus
7 11 (0.52%) SCCM
8 10 (0.47%) Data Guard
9 8 (0.38%) Opscode Chef
10 7 (0.33%) Control-M
10 7 (0.33%) Failover Clustering
11 6 (0.28%) Docker Swarm
11 6 (0.28%) Kibana
11 6 (0.28%) Microsoft Clustering
11 6 (0.28%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 6 (0.28%) Oracle RMAN
12 5 (0.24%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 370 (17.49%) Microsoft
2 203 (9.59%) Oracle
3 137 (6.47%) Tableau
4 112 (5.29%) Google
5 76 (3.59%) VMware
6 47 (2.22%) SAP
7 38 (1.80%) IBM
8 37 (1.75%) Informatica
8 37 (1.75%) Sybase
9 36 (1.70%) Salesforce.com
10 29 (1.37%) Cognos
11 26 (1.23%) Adobe
12 25 (1.18%) LogicMonitor
13 23 (1.09%) ServiceNow
14 22 (1.04%) Talend
15 21 (0.99%) Red Hat
16 19 (0.90%) Teradata
17 17 (0.80%) Alteryx
17 17 (0.80%) Cisco
17 17 (0.80%) Databricks