Period
to 2 April 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 2 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
London > Central London
6 months to
2 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 4 4 4
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Permanent jobs citing SQL 1,879 2,803 3,375
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Central London 16.96% 21.47% 22.16%
As % of the Programming Languages category 30.36% 35.27% 37.68%
Number of salaries quoted 1,744 2,576 3,100
Median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £40,000 £36,750 £36,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £86,875 £83,800
London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +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 6,189 7,947 8,956
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Central London 55.86% 60.87% 58.80%
Number of salaries quoted 5,490 7,181 7,879
Median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% +8.33% -
10th Percentile £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
90th Percentile £101,250 £95,000 £92,500
London median annual salary £67,500 £65,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +3.85% +8.33% -

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 2 April 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 2 April 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 1,499 £65,000 +4.00% 262
City of Westminster +14 47 £60,000 -14.29% 2
West End of London -5 40 £72,500 +20.83% 1
Southwark +10 23 £57,500 +4.55% 1
Camden -10 6 - -
Kensington and Chelsea -5 2 £47,612 +23.67% 1
SQL
London

For the 6 months to 2 April 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.

1 616 (32.78%) Finance
2 516 (27.46%) Agile Software Development
3 510 (27.14%) C#
4 500 (26.61%) SQL Server
5 486 (25.86%) Python
6 482 (25.65%) .NET
7 454 (24.16%) Azure
8 401 (21.34%) Java
9 352 (18.73%) JavaScript
10 336 (17.88%) AWS
11 325 (17.30%) Microsoft
12 316 (16.82%) Business Intelligence
13 291 (15.49%) Degree
14 266 (14.16%) HTML
15 257 (13.68%) CSS
16 255 (13.57%) Analytics
17 250 (13.30%) Computer Science
18 249 (13.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 242 (12.88%) T-SQL
20 239 (12.72%) DevOps
21 238 (12.67%) Linux
22 231 (12.29%) Data Warehouse
23 226 (12.03%) Power Platform
24 222 (11.81%) Power BI
25 216 (11.50%) AngularJS
26 212 (11.28%) MVC
27 210 (11.18%) ETL
28 205 (10.91%) Oracle
29 200 (10.64%) Git (software)
29 200 (10.64%) Docker

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 97 (5.16%) Apache Spark
2 66 (3.51%) SharePoint
3 43 (2.29%) Elasticsearch
4 39 (2.08%) SAS
5 30 (1.60%) Apache
5 30 (1.60%) Tomcat
6 28 (1.49%) Confluence
7 21 (1.12%) Apache Airflow
8 19 (1.01%) IIS
9 13 (0.69%) Luigi
9 13 (0.69%) Oracle Workflow
10 12 (0.64%) nginx
11 10 (0.53%) CMS
11 10 (0.53%) MS Exchange
12 7 (0.37%) Cloud Foundry
12 7 (0.37%) WebSphere
13 6 (0.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 6 (0.32%) WordPress
14 5 (0.27%) SharePoint 2010
14 5 (0.27%) Umbraco
Applications
1 104 (5.53%) Microsoft Excel
2 47 (2.50%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (0.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 6 (0.32%) SPSS
4 5 (0.27%) Adobe Premiere
5 4 (0.21%) Acrobat
5 4 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
6 3 (0.16%) InDesign
6 3 (0.16%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.11%) Chatbot
7 2 (0.11%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.053%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 23 (1.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.53%) Oracle EBS
3 9 (0.48%) Salerio
4 5 (0.27%) Adobe Campaign
4 5 (0.27%) Oracle Applications
4 5 (0.27%) Oracle Cash Management
4 5 (0.27%) Oracle Payables
4 5 (0.27%) SessionCam
5 4 (0.21%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 4 (0.21%) Magento
5 4 (0.21%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 4 (0.21%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
6 3 (0.16%) Markit EDM
6 3 (0.16%) Oracle EBS R12
6 3 (0.16%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 3 (0.16%) SAP Business One
6 3 (0.16%) SAP Hybris
6 3 (0.16%) SDL Web 8
7 2 (0.11%) Infor SunSystems
7 2 (0.11%) Northgate Housing
Cloud Services
1 454 (24.16%) Azure
2 336 (17.88%) AWS
3 226 (12.03%) Power Platform
4 63 (3.35%) GCP
5 57 (3.03%) SaaS
6 55 (2.93%) Office 365
7 51 (2.71%) PaaS
8 39 (2.08%) IaaS
9 38 (2.02%) Serverless
10 33 (1.76%) Azure Data Factory
11 31 (1.65%) Amazon S3
12 25 (1.33%) Amazon EC2
13 23 (1.22%) AWS Lambda
14 19 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
15 14 (0.75%) Amazon EMR
16 13 (0.69%) Azure Active Directory
17 12 (0.64%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 11 (0.59%) Amazon CloudWatch
19 10 (0.53%) Route 53
20 9 (0.48%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 31 (1.65%) TCP/IP
2 27 (1.44%) DNS
2 27 (1.44%) HTTP
3 19 (1.01%) Firewall
4 18 (0.96%) BGP
4 18 (0.96%) SAN
5 15 (0.80%) DHCP
6 13 (0.69%) Internet
6 13 (0.69%) Intranet
7 8 (0.43%) FTP
7 8 (0.43%) NAS
7 8 (0.43%) WAN
8 7 (0.37%) LAN
9 6 (0.32%) VoIP
9 6 (0.32%) VPN
10 4 (0.21%) STUN
10 4 (0.21%) SWIFTNet
11 3 (0.16%) Cisco ASA
11 3 (0.16%) Cisco IOS
11 3 (0.16%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 500 (26.61%) SQL Server
2 249 (13.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 231 (12.29%) Data Warehouse
4 222 (11.81%) Power BI
5 178 (9.47%) NoSQL
6 160 (8.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 157 (8.36%) Big Data
7 157 (8.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 114 (6.07%) Relational Database
9 108 (5.75%) Hadoop
10 107 (5.69%) PostgreSQL
11 86 (4.58%) Azure SQL Database
12 73 (3.89%) MySQL
13 68 (3.62%) Data Lake
14 49 (2.61%) Apache Hive
15 48 (2.55%) MongoDB
16 47 (2.50%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 45 (2.39%) DB2
18 44 (2.34%) RDBMS
19 37 (1.97%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 200 (10.64%) Git (software)
2 90 (4.79%) JIRA
3 82 (4.36%) Visual Studio
4 75 (3.99%) Jenkins
5 49 (2.61%) Team Foundation Server
6 42 (2.24%) JUnit
7 41 (2.18%) TeamCity
8 36 (1.92%) Maven
9 31 (1.65%) Selenium
10 29 (1.54%) Bitbucket
11 26 (1.38%) Octopus Deploy
11 26 (1.38%) SpecFlow
12 22 (1.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 19 (1.01%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 18 (0.96%) Visual Studio Team System
15 16 (0.85%) Cucumber
16 15 (0.80%) git-flow
17 14 (0.75%) Sonatype Nexus
18 13 (0.69%) Jasmine
18 13 (0.69%) NUnit
General
1 616 (32.78%) Finance
2 113 (6.01%) Banking
3 108 (5.75%) Marketing
4 56 (2.98%) Law
5 47 (2.50%) Back Office
6 46 (2.45%) Front Office
7 45 (2.39%) Retail
8 38 (2.02%) Games
9 31 (1.65%) Advertising
10 29 (1.54%) Investment Banking
11 27 (1.44%) Legal
12 15 (0.80%) Financial Institution
13 11 (0.59%) Housing Association
13 11 (0.59%) Publishing
14 6 (0.32%) iGaming
14 6 (0.32%) Manufacturing
14 6 (0.32%) Public Sector
15 5 (0.27%) Automotive
15 5 (0.27%) General Ledger
15 5 (0.27%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 759 (40.39%) Developer
2 385 (20.49%) Analyst
3 177 (9.42%) .NET Developer
4 166 (8.83%) C# Developer
5 154 (8.20%) Java Developer
6 151 (8.04%) SQL Developer
7 141 (7.50%) Senior Developer
8 125 (6.65%) Support Analyst
9 118 (6.28%) Data Engineer
10 90 (4.79%) Administrator
11 86 (4.58%) C# .NET Developer
12 85 (4.52%) Architect
13 83 (4.42%) Business Analyst
14 77 (4.10%) Applications Support
15 76 (4.04%) Junior
16 73 (3.89%) Software Developer
17 72 (3.83%) SQL Analyst
18 69 (3.67%) Full Stack Developer
19 68 (3.62%) DBA
19 68 (3.62%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 482 (25.65%) .NET
2 266 (14.16%) HTML
3 257 (13.68%) CSS
4 216 (11.50%) AngularJS
5 181 (9.63%) ASP.NET
6 168 (8.94%) React
7 129 (6.87%) REST
8 117 (6.23%) .NET Core
9 105 (5.59%) XML
10 103 (5.48%) .NET Framework
11 102 (5.43%) HTML5
12 100 (5.32%) Web Services
13 99 (5.27%) RESTful
14 95 (5.06%) ASP.NET Web API
15 84 (4.47%) Spring
16 83 (4.42%) ASP.NET MVC
17 82 (4.36%) Node.js
18 72 (3.83%) jQuery
19 62 (3.30%) Kafka
20 58 (3.09%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 176 (9.37%) Analytical Skills
2 120 (6.39%) Management Information System
3 66 (3.51%) Data Structures
4 65 (3.46%) Algorithms
5 64 (3.41%) Reinsurance
6 63 (3.35%) Greenfield Project
7 53 (2.82%) User Experience
8 52 (2.77%) Self-Motivation
9 40 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
10 39 (2.08%) Hedge funds
11 33 (1.76%) AS400
11 33 (1.76%) Derivative
12 32 (1.70%) iSeries
13 31 (1.65%) Fixed Income
13 31 (1.65%) Linux Command Line
14 28 (1.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 27 (1.44%) Equities
16 21 (1.12%) Client/Server
17 17 (0.90%) SWIFT
18 16 (0.85%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 238 (12.67%) Linux
2 187 (9.95%) Windows
3 116 (6.17%) Unix
4 91 (4.84%) Windows Server
5 27 (1.44%) Windows 10
6 21 (1.12%) Android
7 19 (1.01%) CentOS
7 19 (1.01%) Windows 7
8 18 (0.96%) Apple iOS
9 14 (0.75%) Mac OS X
9 14 (0.75%) Windows Server 2008
10 12 (0.64%) Windows Server 2012
11 10 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 8 (0.43%) Windows Server 2016
13 4 (0.21%) Windows Server 2019
14 2 (0.11%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.11%) Windows 8
15 1 (0.053%) Oracle Linux
15 1 (0.053%) Solaris
15 1 (0.053%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 516 (27.46%) Agile Software Development
2 316 (16.82%) Business Intelligence
3 255 (13.57%) Analytics
4 250 (13.30%) Computer Science
5 239 (12.72%) DevOps
6 212 (11.28%) MVC
7 210 (11.18%) ETL
8 189 (10.06%) Fintech
8 189 (10.06%) Problem-Solving
9 173 (9.21%) TDD
10 172 (9.15%) Data Modelling
11 164 (8.73%) Microservices
12 148 (7.88%) Test Automation
13 147 (7.82%) Software Engineering
14 142 (7.56%) SDLC
15 140 (7.45%) Data Science
16 125 (6.65%) Visualisation
17 124 (6.60%) Scrum
18 119 (6.33%) OO
19 111 (5.91%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 510 (27.14%) C#
2 486 (25.86%) Python
3 401 (21.34%) Java
4 352 (18.73%) JavaScript
5 242 (12.88%) T-SQL
6 132 (7.03%) PowerShell
7 107 (5.69%) R
8 89 (4.74%) PL/SQL
9 78 (4.15%) PHP
10 74 (3.94%) C++
11 72 (3.83%) TypeScript
12 70 (3.73%) Scala
13 68 (3.62%) VBA
14 61 (3.25%) Shell Script
15 49 (2.61%) C
16 47 (2.50%) Bash Shell
17 44 (2.34%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
18 38 (2.02%) Java 8
19 36 (1.92%) VB.NET
20 32 (1.70%) RPG
Qualifications
1 291 (15.49%) Degree
2 169 (8.99%) Computer Science Degree
3 37 (1.97%) Microsoft Certification
4 34 (1.81%) Master's Degree
5 29 (1.54%) MCSA
6 13 (0.69%) Numerate Degree
7 12 (0.64%) MCSE
8 11 (0.59%) CISSP
9 9 (0.48%) CISA
9 9 (0.48%) Security Cleared
10 8 (0.43%) CISM
10 8 (0.43%) CRISC
11 7 (0.37%) PhD
11 7 (0.37%) PMI Certification
12 6 (0.32%) Network+ Certification
13 5 (0.27%) OSCP
13 5 (0.27%) Postgraduate
14 4 (0.21%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 4 (0.21%) SC Cleared
15 3 (0.16%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (3.78%) QA
2 54 (2.87%) Data Quality
3 31 (1.65%) SLA
4 10 (0.53%) GDPR
5 8 (0.43%) PMO
6 7 (0.37%) MiFID
7 6 (0.32%) EMIR
8 5 (0.27%) NIST
9 4 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 4 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 3 (0.16%) PCI DSS
10 3 (0.16%) Solvency II
11 2 (0.11%) FINRA
12 1 (0.053%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 200 (10.64%) Docker
2 62 (3.30%) Active Directory
3 39 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
4 27 (1.44%) Hyper-V
5 22 (1.17%) VirtualBox
6 10 (0.53%) Virtual Machines
7 7 (0.37%) XenApp
8 6 (0.32%) HDFS
9 4 (0.21%) KVM
9 4 (0.21%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.11%) Apache Flume
10 2 (0.11%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.053%) Cronacle
11 1 (0.053%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.053%) NFS
11 1 (0.053%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.053%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 122 (6.49%) Kubernetes
2 73 (3.89%) Terraform
3 44 (2.34%) Ansible
4 26 (1.38%) Puppet
5 19 (1.01%) Nagios
6 14 (0.75%) Packer
7 13 (0.69%) Grafana
8 10 (0.53%) Control-M
9 9 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
10 7 (0.37%) Kibana
10 7 (0.37%) SCCM
11 6 (0.32%) Data Guard
11 6 (0.32%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 6 (0.32%) Oracle RMAN
11 6 (0.32%) Prometheus
11 6 (0.32%) Salt
12 5 (0.27%) Docker Swarm
12 5 (0.27%) Matomo
13 4 (0.21%) MIIS
14 3 (0.16%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 325 (17.30%) Microsoft
2 205 (10.91%) Oracle
3 110 (5.85%) Tableau
4 61 (3.25%) Google
5 57 (3.03%) VMware
6 43 (2.29%) ServiceNow
7 34 (1.81%) Informatica
8 29 (1.54%) SAP
9 25 (1.33%) Salesforce.com
9 25 (1.33%) Sybase
10 18 (0.96%) Guidewire
10 18 (0.96%) IBM
10 18 (0.96%) LogicMonitor
10 18 (0.96%) Talend
11 16 (0.85%) Atlassian
12 15 (0.80%) Adobe
12 15 (0.80%) Cognos
12 15 (0.80%) Databricks
12 15 (0.80%) Red Hat
13 12 (0.64%) ShoreTel