Period
to 18 October 2018

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 18 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
London > Central London
6 months to
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 4 4 4
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Permanent jobs citing SQL 3,151 2,743 3,216
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Central London 22.32% 22.33% 21.50%
As % of the Programming Languages category 36.73% 39.62% 37.50%
Number of salaries quoted 2,854 2,552 2,984
Central London median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% - -
10th Percentile £37,500 £36,250 £33,250
90th Percentile £86,250 £82,500 £80,000
London median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +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 8,578 6,923 8,576
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Central London 60.77% 56.36% 57.34%
Number of salaries quoted 7,832 6,312 7,868
Central London median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £38,750 £37,500 £36,250
90th Percentile £93,750 £92,500 £86,250
London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +4.55%

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 18 October 2018.

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 18 October 2018. 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 2,612 £60,000 +4.35% 459
West End of London +2 134 £55,000 - 62
City of Westminster +5 53 £70,000 +27.27%
Camden +19 34 £45,000 -5.26%
Southwark +5 31 £45,000 -10.00% 1
Kensington and Chelsea 0 17 £37,500 -16.67%
Lambeth +2 4 - - 1
SQL
London

For the 6 months to 18 October 2018, 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 1,310 (41.57%) Finance
2 1,241 (39.38%) SQL Server
3 1,051 (33.35%) C#
4 993 (31.51%) .NET
5 962 (30.53%) Agile Software Development
6 800 (25.39%) Microsoft
7 720 (22.85%) JavaScript
8 653 (20.72%) T-SQL
9 641 (20.34%) Java
10 519 (16.47%) CSS
11 509 (16.15%) MVC
12 502 (15.93%) Microsoft Azure
13 496 (15.74%) Business Intelligence
14 484 (15.36%) Degree
15 481 (15.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 478 (15.17%) HTML
17 464 (14.73%) Python
18 447 (14.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 419 (13.30%) Windows
20 398 (12.63%) ASP.NET
21 383 (12.15%) Data Warehouse
22 380 (12.06%) Problem-Solving
23 377 (11.96%) Banking
24 364 (11.55%) Analytical Skills
25 360 (11.42%) Oracle
26 344 (10.92%) Analytics
27 339 (10.76%) Linux
28 338 (10.73%) TDD
29 328 (10.41%) Amazon AWS
30 322 (10.22%) ETL

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
1 182 (5.78%) SharePoint
2 85 (2.70%) Apache Spark
3 81 (2.57%) IIS
4 76 (2.41%) Elasticsearch
5 58 (1.84%) Apache
6 57 (1.81%) MS Exchange
7 43 (1.36%) Tomcat
8 40 (1.27%) SAS
9 37 (1.17%) CMS
10 32 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2010
11 31 (0.98%) Oracle Workflow
12 27 (0.86%) WebSphere
13 26 (0.83%) Ethereum
14 21 (0.67%) NServiceBus
15 20 (0.63%) JBoss
16 18 (0.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 18 (0.57%) Skype for Business
17 17 (0.54%) Confluence
17 17 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2013
17 17 (0.54%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 210 (6.66%) Microsoft Excel
2 141 (4.47%) Microsoft Office
3 29 (0.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 17 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
5 10 (0.32%) SPSS
6 9 (0.29%) MS Visio
7 4 (0.13%) AutoCAD
8 3 (0.095%) Chatbot
8 3 (0.095%) InfoPath
8 3 (0.095%) Microsoft Project
8 3 (0.095%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.032%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.032%) GNU Octave
9 1 (0.032%) Stata
Business Applications
1 122 (3.87%) Dynamics CRM
2 36 (1.14%) Markit EDM
3 26 (0.83%) thinkFolio
4 22 (0.70%) Front Arena
5 20 (0.63%) Distributed Ledger
6 18 (0.57%) Infor SunSystems
7 17 (0.54%) Dynamics NAV
7 17 (0.54%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 13 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
9 10 (0.32%) FastStats
9 10 (0.32%) ReMetrica
10 8 (0.25%) Magento
10 8 (0.25%) SunGard GMI
11 7 (0.22%) Elite 3E
11 7 (0.22%) SAP Hybris
12 6 (0.19%) Carpe Diem
13 5 (0.16%) Endur
13 5 (0.16%) NetSuite
14 4 (0.13%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
14 4 (0.13%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 502 (15.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 328 (10.41%) Amazon AWS
3 65 (2.06%) Office 365
4 58 (1.84%) SaaS
5 48 (1.52%) Cloud Computing
6 44 (1.40%) Google Cloud Platform
7 41 (1.30%) GitHub
8 39 (1.24%) Amazon EC2
9 38 (1.21%) IaaS
10 35 (1.11%) Amazon S3
11 33 (1.05%) Azure Data Factory
12 28 (0.89%) Azure Active Directory
12 28 (0.89%) Serverless
13 26 (0.83%) PaaS
14 19 (0.60%) Amazon EMR
14 19 (0.60%) AWS Lambda
14 19 (0.60%) Salesforce Service Cloud
15 15 (0.48%) Data Lake Analytics
16 14 (0.44%) npm
16 14 (0.44%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 69 (2.19%) Firewall
2 60 (1.90%) DNS
2 60 (1.90%) VPN
3 55 (1.75%) LAN
4 52 (1.65%) WAN
5 50 (1.59%) TCP/IP
6 45 (1.43%) SAN
7 41 (1.30%) Internet
8 37 (1.17%) DHCP
9 35 (1.11%) VLAN
10 33 (1.05%) HTTP
11 24 (0.76%) Wi-Fi
12 19 (0.60%) FTP
12 19 (0.60%) Skype
12 19 (0.60%) WLAN
13 16 (0.51%) MPLS
14 15 (0.48%) SSL
15 13 (0.41%) Ethernet
15 13 (0.41%) NAS
16 12 (0.38%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,241 (39.38%) SQL Server
2 481 (15.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 447 (14.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 383 (12.15%) Data Warehouse
5 286 (9.08%) NoSQL
6 245 (7.78%) Relational Database
7 242 (7.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 230 (7.30%) Power BI
9 205 (6.51%) Big Data
10 158 (5.01%) MySQL
11 144 (4.57%) SQL Server 2008
12 137 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
13 120 (3.81%) PostgreSQL
14 97 (3.08%) BusinessObjects
15 94 (2.98%) Hadoop
16 92 (2.92%) Data Lake
16 92 (2.92%) MongoDB
17 77 (2.44%) SQL Server 2016
18 74 (2.35%) Redis
19 73 (2.32%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 245 (7.78%) Git (software)
2 234 (7.43%) Team Foundation Server
3 188 (5.97%) Visual Studio
4 167 (5.30%) Jenkins
5 117 (3.71%) Visual Studio Team System
6 112 (3.55%) Selenium
7 101 (3.21%) JIRA
8 100 (3.17%) TeamCity
9 93 (2.95%) Subversion
10 86 (2.73%) Maven
11 77 (2.44%) NUnit
12 76 (2.41%) Octopus Deploy
13 63 (2.00%) JUnit
14 57 (1.81%) Eclipse
15 47 (1.49%) Gradle
16 42 (1.33%) Cucumber
17 40 (1.27%) SpecFlow
18 34 (1.08%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
19 29 (0.92%) Jasmine
20 26 (0.83%) WebDriver
General
1 1,310 (41.57%) Finance
2 377 (11.96%) Banking
3 194 (6.16%) Front Office
4 154 (4.89%) Advertising
5 120 (3.81%) Marketing
6 96 (3.05%) Retail
7 79 (2.51%) Law
8 70 (2.22%) Investment Banking
9 67 (2.13%) Back Office
10 66 (2.09%) Games
11 63 (2.00%) Legal
12 43 (1.36%) Financial Institution
13 41 (1.30%) Telecoms
14 19 (0.60%) Publishing
15 13 (0.41%) International Banking
16 10 (0.32%) Manufacturing
17 9 (0.29%) French Language
17 9 (0.29%) General Ledger
18 7 (0.22%) Billing
19 6 (0.19%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1,471 (46.68%) Developer
2 579 (18.38%) Analyst
3 414 (13.14%) .NET Developer
4 380 (12.06%) C# Developer
5 343 (10.89%) SQL Developer
6 295 (9.36%) Senior Developer
7 263 (8.35%) Java Developer
8 235 (7.46%) C# .NET Developer
9 197 (6.25%) Applications Support
10 182 (5.78%) Architect
11 150 (4.76%) Support Analyst
12 135 (4.28%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 133 (4.22%) SQL Analyst
14 129 (4.09%) Full Stack Developer
15 108 (3.43%) Consultant
16 106 (3.36%) Applications Support Analyst
17 102 (3.24%) Lead Developer
18 90 (2.86%) Business Analyst
18 90 (2.86%) Data Analyst
19 88 (2.79%) Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 993 (31.51%) .NET
2 519 (16.47%) CSS
3 478 (15.17%) HTML
4 398 (12.63%) ASP.NET
5 316 (10.03%) AngularJS
6 309 (9.81%) ASP.NET Web API
7 281 (8.92%) Web Services
8 279 (8.85%) jQuery
9 237 (7.52%) XML
10 222 (7.05%) Spring
11 215 (6.82%) ASP.NET MVC
12 213 (6.76%) .NET Framework
13 195 (6.19%) REST
14 185 (5.87%) .NET Core
15 183 (5.81%) React
16 173 (5.49%) Entity Framework
17 141 (4.47%) RESTful
18 135 (4.28%) HTML5
19 112 (3.55%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 111 (3.52%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 364 (11.55%) Analytical Skills
2 288 (9.14%) Computer Science
3 222 (7.05%) Fintech
4 175 (5.55%) Greenfield Project
5 119 (3.78%) Data Structures
6 114 (3.62%) Derivative
7 103 (3.27%) Fixed Income
8 100 (3.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 100 (3.17%) N-Tier
9 95 (3.01%) Algorithms
9 95 (3.01%) Hedge funds
10 92 (2.92%) Management Information System
11 91 (2.89%) Equities
12 85 (2.70%) User Experience
13 75 (2.38%) Self-Motivation
14 73 (2.32%) Reinsurance
15 64 (2.03%) Enterprise Software
16 54 (1.71%) Mobile App
17 43 (1.36%) Replication
18 31 (0.98%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 419 (13.30%) Windows
2 339 (10.76%) Linux
3 165 (5.24%) Unix
4 140 (4.44%) Windows Server
5 80 (2.54%) Windows Server 2008
5 80 (2.54%) Windows Server 2012
6 33 (1.05%) Android
7 29 (0.92%) Windows 7
8 25 (0.79%) Apple iOS
9 22 (0.70%) Windows Server 2003
10 20 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 20 (0.63%) Windows 10
11 14 (0.44%) Solaris
12 13 (0.41%) CentOS
12 13 (0.41%) Mac OS X
12 13 (0.41%) VMS
13 5 (0.16%) HPUX
13 5 (0.16%) Ubuntu
14 4 (0.13%) AIX
14 4 (0.13%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 962 (30.53%) Agile Software Development
2 509 (16.15%) MVC
3 496 (15.74%) Business Intelligence
4 380 (12.06%) Problem-Solving
5 344 (10.92%) Analytics
6 338 (10.73%) TDD
7 322 (10.22%) ETL
8 314 (9.97%) Test Automation
9 306 (9.71%) Microservices
10 303 (9.62%) Scrum
11 285 (9.04%) OO
12 282 (8.95%) Continuous Integration
13 271 (8.60%) DevOps
14 251 (7.97%) SDLC
15 244 (7.74%) Software Engineering
16 187 (5.93%) CRM
17 185 (5.87%) SOLID
18 169 (5.36%) Web Development
19 167 (5.30%) Investment Management
20 165 (5.24%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 1,051 (33.35%) C#
2 720 (22.85%) JavaScript
3 653 (20.72%) T-SQL
4 641 (20.34%) Java
5 464 (14.73%) Python
6 224 (7.11%) PowerShell
7 133 (4.22%) VBA
8 113 (3.59%) PL/SQL
9 110 (3.49%) Perl
10 107 (3.40%) R
11 105 (3.33%) Java 8
12 102 (3.24%) C++
12 102 (3.24%) Scala
13 97 (3.08%) VB
14 90 (2.86%) PHP
15 79 (2.51%) Bash Shell
16 69 (2.19%) Ruby
16 69 (2.19%) Shell Script
17 61 (1.94%) VB.NET
18 54 (1.71%) C
Qualifications
1 484 (15.36%) Degree
2 138 (4.38%) Computer Science Degree
3 42 (1.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 40 (1.27%) Security Cleared
5 31 (0.98%) SC Cleared
6 30 (0.95%) PhD
7 23 (0.73%) ISTQB
8 19 (0.60%) MCSE
9 17 (0.54%) Numerate Degree
10 16 (0.51%) ISEB
10 16 (0.51%) Master's Degree
11 11 (0.35%) Cisco Certification
11 11 (0.35%) MCITP
12 10 (0.32%) CISSP
12 10 (0.32%) DV Cleared
12 10 (0.32%) MCSA
13 9 (0.29%) CCNA
14 8 (0.25%) AWS Certification
14 8 (0.25%) DBS Check
15 7 (0.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 167 (5.30%) QA
2 88 (2.79%) Data Quality
3 36 (1.14%) GDPR
4 22 (0.70%) MiFID
5 21 (0.67%) SLA
6 15 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 8 (0.25%) EMIR
8 6 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials
8 6 (0.19%) HIPAA
9 5 (0.16%) FATCA
9 5 (0.16%) PMO
10 4 (0.13%) WAI
11 3 (0.095%) PCI DSS
11 3 (0.095%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 2 (0.063%) Dodd-Frank
12 2 (0.063%) IFRS
13 1 (0.032%) FINREP
13 1 (0.032%) IFRS 9
13 1 (0.032%) PSD2
13 1 (0.032%) SEPA
System Software
1 150 (4.76%) Active Directory
2 131 (4.16%) Docker
3 87 (2.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 40 (1.27%) Hyper-V
5 34 (1.08%) Virtual Machines
6 30 (0.95%) XenApp
7 27 (0.86%) vSphere
8 19 (0.60%) XenDesktop
9 14 (0.44%) HDFS
10 10 (0.32%) DFS Replication
11 8 (0.25%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 8 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
12 7 (0.22%) Apache Flume
12 7 (0.22%) Oracle RAC
12 7 (0.22%) Virtual Servers
13 6 (0.19%) GridGain
14 4 (0.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 3 (0.095%) KVM
15 3 (0.095%) NFS
15 3 (0.095%) Xen
Systems Management
1 66 (2.09%) Opscode Chef
2 58 (1.84%) Ansible
2 58 (1.84%) Puppet
3 52 (1.65%) Kubernetes
4 33 (1.05%) Nagios
5 24 (0.76%) Kibana
6 19 (0.60%) Docker Swarm
6 19 (0.60%) logstash
7 18 (0.57%) Terraform
8 16 (0.51%) SCCM
9 15 (0.48%) SCOM
10 12 (0.38%) Grafana
10 12 (0.38%) Norton AntiVirus
10 12 (0.38%) Prometheus
11 11 (0.35%) Control-M
11 11 (0.35%) Failover Clustering
11 11 (0.35%) Oozie
11 11 (0.35%) Tivoli
12 10 (0.32%) Graphite
12 10 (0.32%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 800 (25.39%) Microsoft
2 360 (11.42%) Oracle
3 167 (5.30%) Tableau
4 126 (4.00%) VMware
5 80 (2.54%) Google
6 61 (1.94%) Nintex
7 60 (1.90%) Citrix
8 59 (1.87%) Salesforce.com
9 52 (1.65%) SAP
10 46 (1.46%) Cisco
11 44 (1.40%) Sybase
12 42 (1.33%) IBM
13 39 (1.24%) Red Hat
14 38 (1.21%) Bloomberg
15 37 (1.17%) Cognos
16 33 (1.05%) Informatica
17 32 (1.02%) Reuters
18 29 (0.92%) Charles River
19 27 (0.86%) SimCorp
20 25 (0.79%) NetApp