Period
to 23 September 2021

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 23 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
London > Central London
6 months to
23 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 5 10 4
Rank change year-on-year +5 -6 +1
Permanent jobs citing SQL 1,327 722 2,674
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Central London 19.52% 16.10% 20.96%
As % of the Programming Languages category 33.93% 26.68% 34.94%
Number of salaries quoted 1,178 618 2,444
10th Percentile £45,000 £40,500 £39,250
25th Percentile £52,500 £48,750 £47,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year +3.85% +4.00% +4.17%
75th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
90th Percentile £98,750 £95,000 £87,500
London median annual salary £66,875 £67,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year -0.93% +12.50% -

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 3,911 2,706 7,653
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Central London 57.54% 60.33% 59.99%
Number of salaries quoted 3,513 2,382 6,859
10th Percentile £46,250 £45,000 £42,500
25th Percentile £56,250 £55,000 £52,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £75,000 £70,000 £67,500
Median % change year-on-year +7.14% +3.70% +3.85%
75th Percentile £93,750 £87,500 £82,500
90th Percentile £106,250 £105,000 £95,000
London median annual salary £72,500 £70,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +3.57% +7.69% +4.00%

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 23 September 2021.

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 23 September 2021. 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 +6 1,145 £70,000 +6.06% 299
West End of London -1 21 £52,500 -16.00% 2
City of Westminster -12 18 £45,000 -35.71%
Southwark +6 5 - -
Camden -2 4 £37,500 -21.05% 2
Kensington and Chelsea - 4 £71,250 -
SQL
London

For the 6 months to 23 September 2021, 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.

1 478 (36.02%) Azure
2 445 (33.53%) Finance
3 423 (31.88%) Agile Software Development
4 384 (28.94%) Python
5 370 (27.88%) C#
6 317 (23.89%) .NET
7 316 (23.81%) Analytics
8 310 (23.36%) Business Intelligence
9 292 (22.00%) SQL Server
10 281 (21.18%) DevOps
11 266 (20.05%) Power Platform
12 261 (19.67%) Social Skills
13 249 (18.76%) Power BI
14 244 (18.39%) Microsoft
15 236 (17.78%) JavaScript
16 234 (17.63%) AWS
17 209 (15.75%) Data Warehouse
18 199 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
19 195 (14.69%) Java
20 194 (14.62%) ETL
21 185 (13.94%) Degree
22 172 (12.96%) Data Modelling
23 149 (11.23%) CSS
24 148 (11.15%) JIRA
25 147 (11.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
26 145 (10.93%) Data Science
27 144 (10.85%) Microsoft Excel
27 144 (10.85%) Visualisation
27 144 (10.85%) NoSQL
28 141 (10.63%) Web Services

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 93 (7.01%) SharePoint
2 61 (4.60%) Apache Spark
3 57 (4.30%) Confluence
4 33 (2.49%) IIS
5 24 (1.81%) Apache Airflow
6 23 (1.73%) Apache
6 23 (1.73%) CMS
6 23 (1.73%) SAS
7 22 (1.66%) Elasticsearch
8 12 (0.90%) EPiServer
9 11 (0.83%) Apache Solr
9 11 (0.83%) Drupal
10 7 (0.53%) Tomcat
11 4 (0.30%) Apache Pig
11 4 (0.30%) Appian
11 4 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2013
11 4 (0.30%) Skype for Business
12 3 (0.23%) nginx
13 2 (0.15%) OpenStack
13 2 (0.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 144 (10.85%) Microsoft Excel
2 65 (4.90%) Microsoft Office
3 14 (1.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
5 6 (0.45%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.38%) SPSS
7 1 (0.075%) Mingle
7 1 (0.075%) Weka
7 1 (0.075%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 33 (2.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.53%) SAP ERP
3 6 (0.45%) NetSuite
4 4 (0.30%) BambooHR
4 4 (0.30%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 3 (0.23%) Carpe Diem
5 3 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.23%) Elite 3E
5 3 (0.23%) FastStats
5 3 (0.23%) Payment Gateway
5 3 (0.23%) Unica
5 3 (0.23%) Unit4 Business World
6 2 (0.15%) IntelliMatch
6 2 (0.15%) Oracle Assets
6 2 (0.15%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (0.15%) Oracle Receivables
6 2 (0.15%) Temenos T24
7 1 (0.075%) FINCAD Analytics
7 1 (0.075%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
7 1 (0.075%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 478 (36.02%) Azure
2 266 (20.05%) Power Platform
3 234 (17.63%) AWS
4 88 (6.63%) SaaS
5 84 (6.33%) Serverless
6 78 (5.88%) Microsoft 365
7 67 (5.05%) GCP
8 58 (4.37%) PaaS
9 50 (3.77%) Azure Data Factory
10 48 (3.62%) AWS Lambda
10 48 (3.62%) PowerApps
11 43 (3.24%) Azure Logic Apps
12 39 (2.94%) Azure Active Directory
13 36 (2.71%) Power Automate
14 35 (2.64%) Snowflake
15 31 (2.34%) Amazon EC2
15 31 (2.34%) Azure Service Bus
16 30 (2.26%) Azure Storage
17 28 (2.11%) IaaS
18 27 (2.03%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 19 (1.43%) FTP
1 19 (1.43%) VPN
2 17 (1.28%) DNS
2 17 (1.28%) TCP/IP
3 16 (1.21%) Extranet
3 16 (1.21%) Firewall
4 15 (1.13%) DHCP
5 14 (1.06%) HTTP
6 10 (0.75%) VoIP
7 8 (0.60%) IPsec
8 7 (0.53%) AMQP
9 6 (0.45%) BGP
10 5 (0.38%) Intranet
10 5 (0.38%) LAN
10 5 (0.38%) VLAN
11 4 (0.30%) Broadband
11 4 (0.30%) Cisco ASA
11 4 (0.30%) Cisco IOS
11 4 (0.30%) Network Security
11 4 (0.30%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 292 (22.00%) SQL Server
2 249 (18.76%) Power BI
3 209 (15.75%) Data Warehouse
4 147 (11.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 144 (10.85%) NoSQL
6 125 (9.42%) Tableau
7 106 (7.99%) Azure SQL Database
8 99 (7.46%) Big Data
9 95 (7.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 89 (6.71%) Data Lake
11 75 (5.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 69 (5.20%) Relational Database
13 68 (5.12%) Hadoop
14 64 (4.82%) MySQL
15 63 (4.75%) PostgreSQL
16 51 (3.84%) MongoDB
17 41 (3.09%) Amazon Redshift
18 31 (2.34%) Amazon RDS
19 28 (2.11%) Looker
20 24 (1.81%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 148 (11.15%) JIRA
2 128 (9.65%) Git (software)
3 58 (4.37%) Jenkins
4 54 (4.07%) Team Foundation Server
5 48 (3.62%) Visual Studio
6 45 (3.39%) Selenium
7 30 (2.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 26 (1.96%) Visual Studio Team System
9 25 (1.88%) NUnit
10 23 (1.73%) Bitbucket
11 20 (1.51%) TeamCity
12 18 (1.36%) JMeter
13 17 (1.28%) GitLab
13 17 (1.28%) Maven
14 16 (1.21%) Octopus Deploy
15 14 (1.06%) Cucumber
15 14 (1.06%) ERwin
15 14 (1.06%) JUnit
16 13 (0.98%) ER Studio
16 13 (0.98%) Subversion
General
1 445 (33.53%) Finance
2 261 (19.67%) Social Skills
3 199 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
4 106 (7.99%) Banking
5 64 (4.82%) Marketing
6 50 (3.77%) Investment Banking
7 48 (3.62%) Front Office
8 45 (3.39%) Advertising
8 45 (3.39%) Law
9 41 (3.09%) Legal
10 38 (2.86%) Games
11 26 (1.96%) Back Office
11 26 (1.96%) Retail
12 21 (1.58%) Financial Institution
13 19 (1.43%) Influencing Skills
14 16 (1.21%) Presentation Skills
14 16 (1.21%) Publishing
15 12 (0.90%) Organisational Skills
16 10 (0.75%) Telecoms
17 8 (0.60%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 440 (33.16%) Developer
2 273 (20.57%) Analyst
3 151 (11.38%) Data Engineer
4 144 (10.85%) C# Developer
5 128 (9.65%) Data Analyst
6 125 (9.42%) .NET Developer
7 110 (8.29%) Senior Developer
8 91 (6.86%) C# .NET Developer
9 68 (5.12%) SQL Developer
10 58 (4.37%) SQL Analyst
11 56 (4.22%) Architect
12 52 (3.92%) Business Intelligence Analyst
13 50 (3.77%) Senior C# Developer
14 49 (3.69%) Applications Support
14 49 (3.69%) Software Engineer
15 45 (3.39%) Senior .NET Developer
16 44 (3.32%) Automation Engineer
17 43 (3.24%) Data Scientist
17 43 (3.24%) SQL Data Analyst
18 39 (2.94%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 317 (23.89%) .NET
2 149 (11.23%) CSS
3 141 (10.63%) Web Services
4 139 (10.47%) React
5 131 (9.87%) HTML
6 129 (9.72%) .NET Core
7 115 (8.67%) ASP.NET
8 110 (8.29%) AngularJS
9 106 (7.99%) jQuery
10 80 (6.03%) .NET Framework
10 80 (6.03%) ASP.NET Web API
11 79 (5.95%) JSON
12 77 (5.80%) REST
13 63 (4.75%) XML
14 61 (4.60%) Kafka
15 59 (4.45%) Entity Framework
16 57 (4.30%) Node.js
17 49 (3.69%) RESTful
18 48 (3.62%) HTML5
19 45 (3.39%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 58 (4.37%) Equities
2 54 (4.07%) Management Information System
3 48 (3.62%) Enterprise Software
4 42 (3.17%) User Experience
5 33 (2.49%) Greenfield Project
6 31 (2.34%) Data Structures
7 27 (2.03%) Algorithms
7 27 (2.03%) N-Tier
8 26 (1.96%) Mobile App
9 22 (1.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 22 (1.66%) Hedge funds
10 21 (1.58%) Legacy Systems
11 20 (1.51%) Derivative
11 20 (1.51%) Reference Data
12 19 (1.43%) Self-Motivation
13 18 (1.36%) Analytical Mindset
13 18 (1.36%) Social Media
14 17 (1.28%) Mobile Games
15 16 (1.21%) Fixed Income
15 16 (1.21%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 120 (9.04%) Windows
2 85 (6.41%) Linux
3 51 (3.84%) Unix
4 32 (2.41%) Windows Server
5 26 (1.96%) Windows Server 2012
6 23 (1.73%) Windows 10
7 17 (1.28%) Apple iOS
8 16 (1.21%) Android
8 16 (1.21%) Windows Server 2016
9 12 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 9 (0.68%) Windows Server 2019
11 8 (0.60%) CentOS
12 7 (0.53%) Mac OS X
12 7 (0.53%) Ubuntu
13 3 (0.23%) VMS
13 3 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
13 3 (0.23%) Windows XP
14 2 (0.15%) Windows Server 2008
15 1 (0.075%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.075%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 423 (31.88%) Agile Software Development
2 316 (23.81%) Analytics
3 310 (23.36%) Business Intelligence
4 281 (21.18%) DevOps
5 194 (14.62%) ETL
6 172 (12.96%) Data Modelling
7 145 (10.93%) Data Science
8 144 (10.85%) Visualisation
9 141 (10.63%) Microservices
10 136 (10.25%) Test Automation
11 126 (9.50%) TDD
12 125 (9.42%) Problem-Solving
13 122 (9.19%) Full Stack Development
14 117 (8.82%) MVC
14 117 (8.82%) Scrum
15 107 (8.06%) Continuous Integration
16 106 (7.99%) Data Management
17 105 (7.91%) Fintech
17 105 (7.91%) Software Engineering
18 103 (7.76%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 384 (28.94%) Python
2 370 (27.88%) C#
3 236 (17.78%) JavaScript
4 195 (14.69%) Java
5 127 (9.57%) T-SQL
6 95 (7.16%) PowerShell
7 83 (6.25%) R
8 75 (5.65%) TypeScript
9 50 (3.77%) Scala
10 38 (2.86%) C++
11 32 (2.41%) Bash Shell
11 32 (2.41%) C
11 32 (2.41%) VBA
12 28 (2.11%) PL/SQL
13 26 (1.96%) PHP
14 25 (1.88%) VB
15 22 (1.66%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 15 (1.13%) Go
16 15 (1.13%) Shell Script
17 11 (0.83%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 185 (13.94%) Degree
2 56 (4.22%) Computer Science Degree
3 19 (1.43%) Master's Degree
4 9 (0.68%) ISTQB
4 9 (0.68%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (0.68%) Security Cleared
5 8 (0.60%) ISEB
6 7 (0.53%) MCSA
6 7 (0.53%) PhD
7 6 (0.45%) MCDBA
7 6 (0.45%) MCSD
7 6 (0.45%) Numerate Degree
8 5 (0.38%) DV Cleared
8 5 (0.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 4 (0.30%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (0.30%) CISSP
9 4 (0.30%) HNC
9 4 (0.30%) SC Cleared
10 3 (0.23%) CCNA
10 3 (0.23%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 130 (9.80%) QA
2 99 (7.46%) Data Quality
3 9 (0.68%) GDPR
4 5 (0.38%) SLA
5 3 (0.23%) MiFID
6 2 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.15%) PSD2
7 1 (0.075%) Actionable Recommendations
7 1 (0.075%) EMIR
7 1 (0.075%) GRC
7 1 (0.075%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.075%) ISO 15022
7 1 (0.075%) ISO 20022
7 1 (0.075%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.075%) NIST
7 1 (0.075%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.075%) PMO
7 1 (0.075%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.075%) SEPA
System Software
1 128 (9.65%) Docker
2 56 (4.22%) Active Directory
3 27 (2.03%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (1.13%) Hyper-V
5 11 (0.83%) Virtual Servers
6 8 (0.60%) Citrix Hypervisor
6 8 (0.60%) HDFS
6 8 (0.60%) VMware Server
7 5 (0.38%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 5 (0.38%) Forefront TMG
8 3 (0.23%) Apache Flume
8 3 (0.23%) OpenAM
8 3 (0.23%) OpenDJ
8 3 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (0.23%) XenApp
9 2 (0.15%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.075%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.075%) Firmware
10 1 (0.075%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.075%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 125 (9.42%) Kubernetes
2 79 (5.95%) Terraform
3 38 (2.86%) Ansible
4 25 (1.88%) Opscode Chef
5 15 (1.13%) Microsoft Intune
6 13 (0.98%) Grafana
7 11 (0.83%) Puppet
8 9 (0.68%) SCCM
8 9 (0.68%) SCOM
9 8 (0.60%) Nagios
10 6 (0.45%) ITRS Geneos
11 5 (0.38%) Docker Swarm
11 5 (0.38%) Kubeflow
12 4 (0.30%) EnCase
12 4 (0.30%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 4 (0.30%) FTK
12 4 (0.30%) HP Quality Center
12 4 (0.30%) MOM
12 4 (0.30%) Packer
13 3 (0.23%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 244 (18.39%) Microsoft
2 93 (7.01%) Oracle
3 50 (3.77%) Databricks
4 32 (2.41%) Talend
5 31 (2.34%) Google
5 31 (2.34%) VMware
6 26 (1.96%) Alteryx
6 26 (1.96%) Bloomberg
6 26 (1.96%) Fidessa
7 21 (1.58%) Informatica
8 19 (1.43%) Intapp
8 19 (1.43%) Nintex
8 19 (1.43%) SAP
8 19 (1.43%) ServiceNow
9 17 (1.28%) Salesforce.com
9 17 (1.28%) Workday
10 16 (1.21%) Atlassian
11 13 (0.98%) Facebook
11 13 (0.98%) IBM
12 12 (0.90%) Citrix