Period
to 21 August 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 21 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
London > Central London
6 months to
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 4 4 4
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 -1
Permanent jobs citing SQL 3,258 2,875 3,405
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Central London 23.09% 23.11% 20.99%
As % of the Programming Languages category 38.39% 40.86% 37.30%
Number of salaries quoted 2,943 2,660 3,157
Central London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £37,500 £35,000 £32,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £78,750
London median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%

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 8,487 7,037 9,128
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Central London 60.15% 56.55% 56.28%
Number of salaries quoted 7,677 6,406 8,377
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 £92,500 £92,500 £85,000
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 21 August 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 21 August 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 2,710 £60,000 +4.35% 430
West End of London +3 137 £51,250 -10.87% 65
Southwark +12 51 £47,500 +61.02%
City of Westminster +5 49 £60,000 -12.41%
Camden +22 35 £50,000 +5.26% 2
Kensington and Chelsea +1 10 £37,500 -14.77%
Lambeth +2 1 £40,000 +14.29%
SQL
London

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 1,407 (43.19%) Finance
2 1,265 (38.83%) SQL Server
3 990 (30.39%) C#
4 949 (29.13%) Agile Software Development
5 926 (28.42%) .NET
6 883 (27.10%) Microsoft
7 687 (21.09%) Java
8 683 (20.96%) JavaScript
9 652 (20.01%) T-SQL
10 577 (17.71%) Degree
11 573 (17.59%) Business Intelligence
12 547 (16.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 519 (15.93%) Microsoft Azure
14 502 (15.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 487 (14.95%) CSS
16 461 (14.15%) MVC
17 439 (13.47%) Data Warehouse
18 438 (13.44%) HTML
19 435 (13.35%) Python
20 409 (12.55%) Windows
21 401 (12.31%) Banking
22 400 (12.28%) Analytical Skills
23 391 (12.00%) Problem-Solving
24 385 (11.82%) Oracle
25 377 (11.57%) Analytics
26 361 (11.08%) ETL
27 360 (11.05%) ASP.NET
28 349 (10.71%) TDD
29 336 (10.31%) Amazon AWS
30 330 (10.13%) Test Automation

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
1 146 (4.48%) SharePoint
2 96 (2.95%) Apache Spark
3 72 (2.21%) IIS
4 68 (2.09%) Elasticsearch
5 67 (2.06%) MS Exchange
6 54 (1.66%) SAS
7 50 (1.53%) Apache
8 42 (1.29%) Tomcat
9 40 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2010
10 32 (0.98%) Ethereum
11 30 (0.92%) CMS
12 28 (0.86%) WebSphere
13 27 (0.83%) JBoss
13 27 (0.83%) Oracle Workflow
14 23 (0.71%) Confluence
15 22 (0.68%) NServiceBus
16 19 (0.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 18 (0.55%) Drupal
18 17 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2013
18 17 (0.52%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 212 (6.51%) Microsoft Excel
2 123 (3.78%) Microsoft Office
3 33 (1.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 20 (0.61%) Spreadsheet
5 18 (0.55%) SPSS
6 12 (0.37%) MS Visio
7 4 (0.12%) InfoPath
7 4 (0.12%) Microsoft Project
8 3 (0.092%) Chatbot
8 3 (0.092%) InVision
8 3 (0.092%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.061%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.061%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.031%) GNU Octave
10 1 (0.031%) Revit
10 1 (0.031%) Stata
Business Applications
1 107 (3.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 33 (1.01%) Markit EDM
3 30 (0.92%) Dynamics NAV
4 26 (0.80%) Distributed Ledger
5 20 (0.61%) thinkFolio
6 19 (0.58%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 18 (0.55%) Infor SunSystems
8 16 (0.49%) Dynamics AX
9 15 (0.46%) Front Arena
10 10 (0.31%) ReMetrica
11 8 (0.25%) Elite 3E
11 8 (0.25%) Magento
11 8 (0.25%) NetSuite
12 7 (0.21%) Adobe Campaign
12 7 (0.21%) MetaTrader
13 6 (0.18%) Carpe Diem
13 6 (0.18%) SunGard GMI
13 6 (0.18%) Unica
14 5 (0.15%) Endur
14 5 (0.15%) FastStats
Cloud Services
1 519 (15.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 336 (10.31%) Amazon AWS
3 56 (1.72%) Cloud Computing
3 56 (1.72%) Office 365
4 53 (1.63%) SaaS
5 52 (1.60%) GitHub
5 52 (1.60%) IaaS
6 48 (1.47%) Azure Data Factory
7 45 (1.38%) Amazon S3
8 44 (1.35%) Amazon EC2
8 44 (1.35%) Serverless
9 38 (1.17%) PaaS
10 36 (1.10%) Google Cloud Platform
11 32 (0.98%) Azure Active Directory
12 26 (0.80%) Google Analytics
13 25 (0.77%) AWS Lambda
14 22 (0.68%) Amazon EMR
15 19 (0.58%) Azure Machine Learning
16 16 (0.49%) Dynamics 365
17 14 (0.43%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
Communications & Networking
1 69 (2.12%) Firewall
2 60 (1.84%) WAN
3 58 (1.78%) LAN
4 56 (1.72%) DNS
5 55 (1.69%) VPN
6 49 (1.50%) SAN
7 45 (1.38%) TCP/IP
8 41 (1.26%) DHCP
9 38 (1.17%) Internet
10 28 (0.86%) VLAN
11 27 (0.83%) HTTP
12 22 (0.68%) Wi-Fi
13 19 (0.58%) Skype
14 17 (0.52%) FTP
15 16 (0.49%) Intranet
15 16 (0.49%) WebEx
16 15 (0.46%) WLAN
17 14 (0.43%) IP Telephony
18 13 (0.40%) NAS
19 12 (0.37%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,265 (38.83%) SQL Server
2 547 (16.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 502 (15.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 439 (13.47%) Data Warehouse
5 301 (9.24%) NoSQL
6 298 (9.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 274 (8.41%) Power BI
8 253 (7.77%) Big Data
9 244 (7.49%) Relational Database
10 175 (5.37%) MySQL
11 173 (5.31%) SQL Server 2012
12 157 (4.82%) SQL Server 2008
13 134 (4.11%) Data Lake
14 127 (3.90%) PostgreSQL
15 105 (3.22%) Hadoop
16 93 (2.85%) Azure SQL Database
17 89 (2.73%) MongoDB
18 86 (2.64%) Redis
19 83 (2.55%) BusinessObjects
20 81 (2.49%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 272 (8.35%) Git (software)
2 252 (7.73%) Team Foundation Server
3 215 (6.60%) Visual Studio
4 150 (4.60%) Jenkins
5 106 (3.25%) Selenium
6 103 (3.16%) Subversion
7 99 (3.04%) Visual Studio Team System
8 98 (3.01%) JIRA
9 89 (2.73%) Maven
10 75 (2.30%) TeamCity
11 67 (2.06%) JUnit
12 65 (2.00%) NUnit
13 62 (1.90%) Octopus Deploy
14 44 (1.35%) Gradle
15 41 (1.26%) Jasmine
16 39 (1.20%) Eclipse
17 38 (1.17%) Cucumber
18 35 (1.07%) SpecFlow
18 35 (1.07%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
19 29 (0.89%) MSBuild
General
1 1,407 (43.19%) Finance
2 401 (12.31%) Banking
3 218 (6.69%) Advertising
4 191 (5.86%) Front Office
5 121 (3.71%) Marketing
6 112 (3.44%) Retail
7 109 (3.35%) Law
8 84 (2.58%) Back Office
9 82 (2.52%) Games
10 78 (2.39%) Legal
11 76 (2.33%) Investment Banking
12 55 (1.69%) Financial Institution
13 42 (1.29%) Telecoms
14 32 (0.98%) Publishing
15 13 (0.40%) General Ledger
15 13 (0.40%) Manufacturing
16 9 (0.28%) Billing
17 8 (0.25%) French Language
17 8 (0.25%) Retail Banking
18 7 (0.21%) Military
Job Titles
1 1,498 (45.98%) Developer
2 600 (18.42%) Analyst
3 394 (12.09%) .NET Developer
4 377 (11.57%) C# Developer
5 357 (10.96%) SQL Developer
6 279 (8.56%) Senior Developer
7 263 (8.07%) Java Developer
8 224 (6.88%) C# .NET Developer
9 179 (5.49%) Applications Support
10 172 (5.28%) Architect
11 167 (5.13%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 146 (4.48%) Support Analyst
13 138 (4.24%) Consultant
14 129 (3.96%) Full Stack Developer
15 117 (3.59%) Business Analyst
16 114 (3.50%) SQL Analyst
17 110 (3.38%) Junior
18 100 (3.07%) SSIS Developer
19 94 (2.89%) Data Engineer
19 94 (2.89%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 926 (28.42%) .NET
2 487 (14.95%) CSS
3 438 (13.44%) HTML
4 360 (11.05%) ASP.NET
5 280 (8.59%) AngularJS
6 275 (8.44%) Web Services
7 272 (8.35%) ASP.NET Web API
8 250 (7.67%) jQuery
9 227 (6.97%) Spring
10 213 (6.54%) .NET Framework
11 212 (6.51%) XML
12 206 (6.32%) REST
13 201 (6.17%) ASP.NET MVC
14 160 (4.91%) Entity Framework
14 160 (4.91%) React
15 147 (4.51%) .NET Core
16 134 (4.11%) RESTful
17 123 (3.78%) HTML5
18 114 (3.50%) Node.js
19 113 (3.47%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 400 (12.28%) Analytical Skills
2 309 (9.48%) Computer Science
3 227 (6.97%) Fintech
4 184 (5.65%) Greenfield Project
5 111 (3.41%) Derivative
5 111 (3.41%) User Experience
6 106 (3.25%) Fixed Income
7 105 (3.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 103 (3.16%) Data Structures
9 102 (3.13%) Management Information System
10 87 (2.67%) Algorithms
11 86 (2.64%) Self-Motivation
12 82 (2.52%) Equities
12 82 (2.52%) Hedge funds
13 77 (2.36%) N-Tier
14 75 (2.30%) Mobile App
15 69 (2.12%) Enterprise Software
16 52 (1.60%) Reinsurance
17 45 (1.38%) Replication
18 37 (1.14%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 409 (12.55%) Windows
2 319 (9.79%) Linux
3 154 (4.73%) Unix
4 117 (3.59%) Windows Server
5 79 (2.42%) Windows Server 2012
6 78 (2.39%) Windows Server 2008
7 39 (1.20%) Android
8 32 (0.98%) Windows 7
9 30 (0.92%) Windows 10
10 27 (0.83%) Apple iOS
11 26 (0.80%) VMS
12 22 (0.68%) Windows Server 2003
13 17 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 12 (0.37%) Mac OS X
15 11 (0.34%) CentOS
16 8 (0.25%) Solaris
17 6 (0.18%) HPUX
18 4 (0.12%) Debian
18 4 (0.12%) Windows 2000 Server
19 3 (0.092%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 949 (29.13%) Agile Software Development
2 573 (17.59%) Business Intelligence
3 461 (14.15%) MVC
4 391 (12.00%) Problem-Solving
5 377 (11.57%) Analytics
6 361 (11.08%) ETL
7 349 (10.71%) TDD
8 330 (10.13%) Test Automation
9 306 (9.39%) Scrum
10 283 (8.69%) Software Engineering
11 281 (8.62%) SDLC
12 279 (8.56%) Continuous Integration
13 270 (8.29%) OO
14 258 (7.92%) Microservices
15 251 (7.70%) DevOps
16 230 (7.06%) Web Development
17 181 (5.56%) Business Analysis
17 181 (5.56%) Mathematics
18 171 (5.25%) BDD
18 171 (5.25%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 990 (30.39%) C#
2 687 (21.09%) Java
3 683 (20.96%) JavaScript
4 652 (20.01%) T-SQL
5 435 (13.35%) Python
6 213 (6.54%) PowerShell
7 146 (4.48%) VBA
8 132 (4.05%) PHP
9 116 (3.56%) Java 8
10 112 (3.44%) R
11 109 (3.35%) PL/SQL
12 99 (3.04%) Perl
13 96 (2.95%) Scala
14 92 (2.82%) C++
15 87 (2.67%) VB
16 76 (2.33%) Ruby
17 71 (2.18%) Bash Shell
18 69 (2.12%) Shell Script
19 61 (1.87%) C
20 48 (1.47%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 577 (17.71%) Degree
2 137 (4.21%) Computer Science Degree
3 50 (1.53%) Microsoft Certification
4 35 (1.07%) Security Cleared
5 28 (0.86%) ISTQB
5 28 (0.86%) PhD
6 23 (0.71%) Master's Degree
6 23 (0.71%) MCSE
7 22 (0.68%) Numerate Degree
8 21 (0.64%) ISEB
9 18 (0.55%) SC Cleared
10 17 (0.52%) DBS Check
11 15 (0.46%) MCITP
12 13 (0.40%) CCNA
12 13 (0.40%) Cisco Certification
13 12 (0.37%) MCSA
14 10 (0.31%) CBAP
14 10 (0.31%) ITIL Certification
14 10 (0.31%) PMI Certification
15 9 (0.28%) Microsoft Certified Architect
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 182 (5.59%) QA
2 99 (3.04%) Data Quality
3 32 (0.98%) GDPR
4 29 (0.89%) SLA
5 19 (0.58%) MiFID
6 8 (0.25%) EMIR
6 8 (0.25%) PMO
7 7 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 6 (0.18%) GCP
9 5 (0.15%) FATCA
9 5 (0.15%) Solvency II
10 4 (0.12%) ISO 9001
11 3 (0.092%) Dodd-Frank
11 3 (0.092%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 3 (0.092%) WAI
12 2 (0.061%) IFRS
12 2 (0.061%) ISO 8583
12 2 (0.061%) PCI DSS
13 1 (0.031%) IFRS 9
13 1 (0.031%) SEPA
System Software
1 150 (4.60%) Active Directory
2 109 (3.35%) Docker
3 85 (2.61%) VMware Infrastructure
4 44 (1.35%) Virtual Machines
5 31 (0.95%) Hyper-V
6 28 (0.86%) vSphere
6 28 (0.86%) XenApp
7 21 (0.64%) XenDesktop
8 20 (0.61%) HDFS
9 10 (0.31%) Apache Flume
9 10 (0.31%) DFS Replication
10 9 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
11 7 (0.21%) GridGain
11 7 (0.21%) Oracle RAC
12 6 (0.18%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
13 4 (0.12%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 4 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
14 2 (0.061%) Terminal Server
14 2 (0.061%) Varnish
15 1 (0.031%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 51 (1.57%) Opscode Chef
2 48 (1.47%) Kubernetes
3 45 (1.38%) Ansible
4 43 (1.32%) Puppet
5 26 (0.80%) Nagios
6 20 (0.61%) Kibana
7 17 (0.52%) Failover Clustering
7 17 (0.52%) logstash
8 16 (0.49%) Terraform
9 14 (0.43%) SCCM
10 12 (0.37%) Control-M
10 12 (0.37%) Prometheus
11 11 (0.34%) Docker Swarm
11 11 (0.34%) Oozie
11 11 (0.34%) ZABBIX
12 10 (0.31%) HP Quality Center
13 9 (0.28%) Data Guard
13 9 (0.28%) Graphite
13 9 (0.28%) Tivoli
14 8 (0.25%) Mesos
Vendors
1 883 (27.10%) Microsoft
2 385 (11.82%) Oracle
3 166 (5.10%) Tableau
4 125 (3.84%) VMware
5 76 (2.33%) Google
6 65 (2.00%) Citrix
7 64 (1.96%) Salesforce.com
8 55 (1.69%) Nintex
9 47 (1.44%) SAP
10 46 (1.41%) Sybase
11 45 (1.38%) Cisco
12 44 (1.35%) Bloomberg
13 43 (1.32%) IBM
14 41 (1.26%) Cognos
15 40 (1.23%) Informatica
16 35 (1.07%) Capita
17 28 (0.86%) Charles River
17 28 (0.86%) NetApp
17 28 (0.86%) Reuters
18 27 (0.83%) Adobe