Period
to 19 June 2019

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 19 June 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
London > Central London
6 months to
19 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 4 4 4
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Permanent jobs citing SQL 2,774 3,354 2,855
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Central London 21.46% 23.48% 22.99%
As % of the Programming Languages category 35.67% 39.24% 40.36%
Number of salaries quoted 2,537 2,990 2,641
Central London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £37,500 £38,200 £33,750
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £85,000
London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -

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 7,777 8,548 7,073
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Central London 60.15% 59.85% 56.95%
Number of salaries quoted 7,005 7,647 6,416
Central London median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% +5.26%
10th Percentile £40,250 £38,750 £36,750
90th Percentile £95,000 £92,500 £92,500
London median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +8.33% - +9.09%

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 19 June 2019.

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 19 June 2019. 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 2,270 £62,500 +4.17% 183
West End of London -8 48 £50,000 +5.26% 4
City of Westminster -14 29 £70,000 +27.27% 1
Camden +2 26 £38,000 -24.00% 1
Kensington and Chelsea +5 11 £38,500 -14.44%
Lambeth -10 3 £42,500 +6.25%
Southwark -24 3 £55,000 +10.00%
SQL
London

For the 6 months to 19 June 2019, 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 1,028 (37.06%) Finance
2 936 (33.74%) SQL Server
3 801 (28.88%) C#
4 787 (28.37%) Agile Software Development
5 723 (26.06%) .NET
6 642 (23.14%) Microsoft
7 614 (22.13%) Microsoft Azure
8 612 (22.06%) Python
9 562 (20.26%) JavaScript
10 561 (20.22%) Business Intelligence
11 544 (19.61%) Java
12 499 (17.99%) Analytics
13 465 (16.76%) T-SQL
14 393 (14.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 379 (13.66%) Amazon AWS
16 374 (13.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 367 (13.23%) Power Platform
18 366 (13.19%) Power BI
19 363 (13.09%) DevOps
20 359 (12.94%) Windows
21 358 (12.91%) HTML
22 345 (12.44%) CSS
23 335 (12.08%) Data Warehouse
24 334 (12.04%) ETL
24 334 (12.04%) Degree
24 334 (12.04%) Problem-Solving
25 310 (11.18%) Analytical Skills
26 294 (10.60%) Linux
27 288 (10.38%) Oracle
28 283 (10.20%) 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
1 166 (5.98%) SharePoint
2 92 (3.32%) Apache Spark
3 77 (2.78%) IIS
4 35 (1.26%) Confluence
5 31 (1.12%) Elasticsearch
6 28 (1.01%) BizTalk Server
7 27 (0.97%) SAS
8 22 (0.79%) MS Exchange
9 19 (0.68%) Umbraco
10 18 (0.65%) Apache
11 17 (0.61%) Tomcat
12 16 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2010
12 16 (0.58%) WebSphere
13 14 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2013
14 12 (0.43%) SharePoint 2010
15 9 (0.32%) Apache Pig
15 9 (0.32%) CMS
15 9 (0.32%) nginx
15 9 (0.32%) OpenStack
16 6 (0.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 155 (5.59%) Microsoft Excel
2 93 (3.35%) Microsoft Office
3 19 (0.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 15 (0.54%) SPSS
5 12 (0.43%) MS Visio
6 9 (0.32%) InVision
6 9 (0.32%) Sketch
7 6 (0.22%) Stata
8 5 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
9 4 (0.14%) AutoCAD
9 4 (0.14%) Microsoft Project
10 3 (0.11%) Chatbot
11 2 (0.072%) Adobe Illustrator
11 2 (0.072%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 109 (3.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
2 11 (0.40%) SAP ERP
2 11 (0.40%) SAP Hybris
2 11 (0.40%) Visualfiles
3 10 (0.36%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 10 (0.36%) Dynamics GP
3 10 (0.36%) Markit EDM
4 9 (0.32%) Infor SunSystems
5 8 (0.29%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 6 (0.22%) FastStats
6 6 (0.22%) Maximo
6 6 (0.22%) NetSuite
7 5 (0.18%) Cognos TM1
7 5 (0.18%) Misys Midas
8 4 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
8 4 (0.14%) Oracle Financials
8 4 (0.14%) SAP Business One
9 3 (0.11%) SAP R/3
9 3 (0.11%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 614 (22.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 379 (13.66%) Amazon AWS
3 367 (13.23%) Power Platform
4 101 (3.64%) Google Cloud Platform
5 85 (3.06%) SaaS
6 78 (2.81%) Office 365
7 68 (2.45%) Azure Data Factory
7 68 (2.45%) PaaS
8 45 (1.62%) GitHub
9 38 (1.37%) IaaS
10 31 (1.12%) Serverless
11 26 (0.94%) Dynamics 365
12 17 (0.61%) OpenShift
13 14 (0.50%) Adobe Analytics
13 14 (0.50%) AWS CloudFormation
13 14 (0.50%) AWS Lambda
14 13 (0.47%) Amazon EC2
15 12 (0.43%) Azure Machine Learning
15 12 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
15 12 (0.43%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 53 (1.91%) DNS
2 52 (1.87%) WAN
3 51 (1.84%) LAN
4 44 (1.59%) Firewall
5 40 (1.44%) TCP/IP
6 39 (1.41%) Internet
7 36 (1.30%) SAN
7 36 (1.30%) Wireless
8 33 (1.19%) DHCP
9 22 (0.79%) SSL
10 20 (0.72%) BGP
10 20 (0.72%) HTTP
11 12 (0.43%) FIX Connectivity
11 12 (0.43%) VoIP
12 11 (0.40%) VPN
13 10 (0.36%) AMQP
14 9 (0.32%) Network Security
14 9 (0.32%) VLAN
15 7 (0.25%) Cisco IOS
15 7 (0.25%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 936 (33.74%) SQL Server
2 393 (14.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 374 (13.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 366 (13.19%) Power BI
5 335 (12.08%) Data Warehouse
6 251 (9.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 234 (8.44%) NoSQL
8 187 (6.74%) Big Data
9 154 (5.55%) MySQL
10 150 (5.41%) Relational Database
11 128 (4.61%) PostgreSQL
12 119 (4.29%) SQL Server 2012
13 105 (3.79%) Azure SQL Database
14 95 (3.42%) MongoDB
15 91 (3.28%) Hadoop
16 81 (2.92%) Data Lake
17 78 (2.81%) SQL Server 2016
18 76 (2.74%) QlikView
19 69 (2.49%) Microsoft Analysis Services
20 60 (2.16%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 157 (5.66%) Git (software)
2 156 (5.62%) JIRA
3 136 (4.90%) Team Foundation Server
4 97 (3.50%) Visual Studio
5 87 (3.14%) Jenkins
6 77 (2.78%) Selenium
7 70 (2.52%) TeamCity
7 70 (2.52%) Visual Studio Team System
8 57 (2.05%) Octopus Deploy
9 39 (1.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 33 (1.19%) Subversion
11 29 (1.05%) Bitbucket
11 29 (1.05%) Cucumber
11 29 (1.05%) Maven
12 26 (0.94%) Eclipse
13 24 (0.87%) JUnit
14 17 (0.61%) Hudson
15 16 (0.58%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
16 14 (0.50%) SpecFlow
17 13 (0.47%) webpack
General
1 1,028 (37.06%) Finance
2 283 (10.20%) Banking
3 130 (4.69%) Marketing
4 101 (3.64%) Front Office
5 90 (3.24%) Advertising
6 76 (2.74%) Law
7 69 (2.49%) Back Office
8 62 (2.24%) Legal
8 62 (2.24%) Retail
9 60 (2.16%) Financial Institution
10 37 (1.33%) Investment Banking
11 27 (0.97%) Games
12 19 (0.68%) Retail Banking
13 18 (0.65%) Publishing
13 18 (0.65%) Telecoms
14 6 (0.22%) Manufacturing
15 5 (0.18%) General Ledger
15 5 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
16 4 (0.14%) Electronics
17 3 (0.11%) Military
Job Titles
1 1,103 (39.76%) Developer
2 528 (19.03%) Analyst
3 290 (10.45%) .NET Developer
3 290 (10.45%) C# Developer
4 223 (8.04%) SQL Developer
5 187 (6.74%) Applications Support
6 183 (6.60%) Java Developer
7 180 (6.49%) Senior Developer
8 165 (5.95%) C# .NET Developer
9 159 (5.73%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 150 (5.41%) Support Analyst
11 114 (4.11%) Consultant
12 105 (3.79%) Data Analyst
13 102 (3.68%) Applications Support Analyst
14 101 (3.64%) DBA
15 97 (3.50%) Data Engineer
16 91 (3.28%) Full Stack Developer
17 90 (3.24%) Lead Developer
18 86 (3.10%) Architect
19 84 (3.03%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 723 (26.06%) .NET
2 358 (12.91%) HTML
3 345 (12.44%) CSS
4 283 (10.20%) ASP.NET
5 273 (9.84%) AngularJS
6 239 (8.62%) Web Services
7 224 (8.07%) ASP.NET Web API
8 187 (6.74%) .NET Core
9 166 (5.98%) React
10 156 (5.62%) jQuery
11 147 (5.30%) XML
12 143 (5.16%) Spring
13 133 (4.79%) RESTful
14 123 (4.43%) ASP.NET MVC
15 121 (4.36%) .NET Framework
16 112 (4.04%) REST
17 88 (3.17%) Entity Framework
18 75 (2.70%) Node.js
19 73 (2.63%) MDX
20 69 (2.49%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 310 (11.18%) Analytical Skills
2 140 (5.05%) Greenfield Project
3 79 (2.85%) Algorithms
4 76 (2.74%) User Experience
5 72 (2.60%) Enterprise Software
6 71 (2.56%) Mobile App
7 66 (2.38%) Data Structures
8 54 (1.95%) Self-Motivation
9 52 (1.87%) Equities
10 49 (1.77%) Management Information System
10 49 (1.77%) Reinsurance
11 46 (1.66%) Hedge funds
12 45 (1.62%) Data Centre
12 45 (1.62%) Fixed Income
13 41 (1.48%) N-Tier
14 37 (1.33%) Clustering
14 37 (1.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 27 (0.97%) Credit Risk
16 25 (0.90%) Data Protection Act
17 24 (0.87%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 359 (12.94%) Windows
2 294 (10.60%) Linux
3 164 (5.91%) Unix
4 152 (5.48%) Windows Server
5 64 (2.31%) Windows Server 2008
6 41 (1.48%) Windows Server 2012
7 36 (1.30%) Android
8 29 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 22 (0.79%) Windows 10
10 20 (0.72%) Apple iOS
11 16 (0.58%) Windows 7
12 11 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
13 10 (0.36%) Mac OS X
14 8 (0.29%) Ubuntu
15 7 (0.25%) Solaris
16 6 (0.22%) AIX
17 3 (0.11%) Amazon Linux
17 3 (0.11%) CentOS
18 2 (0.072%) Windows 8
19 1 (0.036%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 787 (28.37%) Agile Software Development
2 561 (20.22%) Business Intelligence
3 499 (17.99%) Analytics
4 363 (13.09%) DevOps
5 334 (12.04%) ETL
5 334 (12.04%) Problem-Solving
6 270 (9.73%) Fintech
7 264 (9.52%) MVC
8 260 (9.37%) TDD
9 242 (8.72%) Scrum
10 229 (8.26%) Software Engineering
11 227 (8.18%) Microservices
12 226 (8.15%) Test Automation
13 224 (8.07%) Computer Science
14 218 (7.86%) Data Modelling
15 207 (7.46%) SDLC
16 203 (7.32%) Visualisation
17 197 (7.10%) Continuous Integration
18 184 (6.63%) CRM
19 163 (5.88%) Data Science
Programming Languages
1 801 (28.88%) C#
2 612 (22.06%) Python
3 562 (20.26%) JavaScript
4 544 (19.61%) Java
5 465 (16.76%) T-SQL
6 207 (7.46%) PowerShell
7 153 (5.52%) R
8 120 (4.33%) VBA
9 95 (3.42%) Scala
10 92 (3.32%) PL/SQL
11 82 (2.96%) Shell Script
12 81 (2.92%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 80 (2.88%) VB.NET
14 76 (2.74%) C++
15 53 (1.91%) C
15 53 (1.91%) Java 8
16 43 (1.55%) Bash Shell
17 39 (1.41%) VB
18 37 (1.33%) Perl
19 33 (1.19%) PHP
Qualifications
1 334 (12.04%) Degree
2 100 (3.60%) Computer Science Degree
3 60 (2.16%) Security Cleared
4 27 (0.97%) ISEB
5 25 (0.90%) Microsoft Certification
6 24 (0.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 20 (0.72%) ISTQB
8 19 (0.68%) Numerate Degree
8 19 (0.68%) OCP
8 19 (0.68%) Oracle Certification
9 17 (0.61%) PhD
9 17 (0.61%) SC Cleared
10 15 (0.54%) MCSE
11 14 (0.50%) Master's Degree
12 13 (0.47%) DV Cleared
13 10 (0.36%) MCSA
14 9 (0.32%) HND
15 8 (0.29%) MCSD
16 7 (0.25%) CISSP
16 7 (0.25%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 181 (6.52%) QA
2 91 (3.28%) Data Quality
3 22 (0.79%) SLA
4 20 (0.72%) GDPR
5 15 (0.54%) Solvency II
5 15 (0.54%) WAI
6 11 (0.40%) MiFID
7 9 (0.32%) PMO
8 7 (0.25%) Actionable Recommendations
9 5 (0.18%) ISO 20022
9 5 (0.18%) ISO 8583
9 5 (0.18%) SEPA
10 4 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials
10 4 (0.14%) EMIR
10 4 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 2 (0.072%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 2 (0.072%) PCI DSS
12 1 (0.036%) Dodd-Frank
12 1 (0.036%) IFRS
12 1 (0.036%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 149 (5.37%) Docker
2 133 (4.79%) Active Directory
3 92 (3.32%) VMware Infrastructure
4 83 (2.99%) Hyper-V
5 44 (1.59%) XenApp
6 21 (0.76%) VirtualBox
7 10 (0.36%) HDFS
7 10 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
8 9 (0.32%) Apache Flume
9 8 (0.29%) Oracle RAC
10 7 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
10 7 (0.25%) XenDesktop
11 4 (0.14%) Virtual Desktop
12 3 (0.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 3 (0.11%) Varnish
12 3 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
12 3 (0.11%) VMware Workstation
13 2 (0.072%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 2 (0.072%) VMware Server
13 2 (0.072%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 89 (3.21%) Kubernetes
2 68 (2.45%) Puppet
3 64 (2.31%) Terraform
4 56 (2.02%) Ansible
5 48 (1.73%) Opscode Chef
6 26 (0.94%) SCCM
7 24 (0.87%) Oracle RMAN
8 23 (0.83%) Data Guard
9 20 (0.72%) Salt
10 16 (0.58%) Grafana
11 13 (0.47%) ITRS Geneos
11 13 (0.47%) Prometheus
12 11 (0.40%) SCOM
13 9 (0.32%) Failover Clustering
13 9 (0.32%) Oozie
13 9 (0.32%) SCVMM
14 8 (0.29%) Docker Swarm
14 8 (0.29%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
14 8 (0.29%) Microsoft Clustering
14 8 (0.29%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 642 (23.14%) Microsoft
2 288 (10.38%) Oracle
3 229 (8.26%) Tableau
4 113 (4.07%) VMware
5 102 (3.68%) Google
6 90 (3.24%) SAP
7 85 (3.06%) Citrix
8 54 (1.95%) IBM
8 54 (1.95%) Salesforce.com
9 52 (1.87%) Databricks
9 52 (1.87%) Nintex
10 40 (1.44%) Sybase
11 36 (1.30%) Red Hat
12 32 (1.15%) Fidessa
13 27 (0.97%) Adobe
13 27 (0.97%) Cisco
14 25 (0.90%) Cognos
15 23 (0.83%) Atlassian
16 22 (0.79%) LogicMonitor
16 22 (0.79%) Talend