Period
to 23 August 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of 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 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
23 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 4 4 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 0
Permanent jobs citing SQL 2425 2732 4407
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 23.92% 21.30% 22.07%
As % of the Programming Languages category 42.13% 37.42% 42.32%
Number of salaries quoted 2228 2531 3878
City of London median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £54,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% +1.85% +4.85%
10th Percentile £36,175 £33,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £78,750 £77,725
Central London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%

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 the City of London with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
City of London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 5756 7301 10413
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 56.79% 56.93% 52.14%
Number of salaries quoted 5234 6733 9152
City of London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +0.92%
10th Percentile £37,500 £36,750 £33,750
90th Percentile £95,000 £86,250 £84,750
Central London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +3.77%

SQL
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing SQL as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for SQL in the City of London

SQL
Salary Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SQL in the City of London.

Salary trend for SQL in the City of London

SQL
Salary Histogram in the City of London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SQL in the City of London over the 6 months to 23 August 2017.

Salary histogram for SQL in the City of London

SQL
Job Locations in the City of London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SQL within the City of London region over the 6 months to 23 August 2017. 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
London Bridge +15 7 £29,500 -46.36%
Moorgate +1 2 £48,750 +45.52%
SQL
Central London

For the 6 months to 23 August 2017, IT jobs citing SQL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the City of London region with a requirement for SQL.

1 1116 (46.02%) Finance
2 1080 (44.54%) SQL Server
3 726 (29.94%) Microsoft
4 700 (28.87%) Agile Software Development
5 611 (25.20%) .NET
6 602 (24.82%) C#
7 539 (22.23%) Java
8 528 (21.77%) T-SQL
9 474 (19.55%) JavaScript
10 453 (18.68%) Degree
11 443 (18.27%) Business Intelligence
12 430 (17.73%) Windows
13 417 (17.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 398 (16.41%) HTML
15 394 (16.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 378 (15.59%) Linux
17 355 (14.64%) Oracle
18 329 (13.57%) CSS
19 308 (12.70%) Python
20 305 (12.58%) Banking
21 303 (12.49%) Data Warehouse
22 295 (12.16%) ASP.NET
23 277 (11.42%) MVC
24 275 (11.34%) ETL
25 264 (10.89%) Analytical Skills
26 251 (10.35%) Microsoft Excel
27 247 (10.19%) XML
28 238 (9.81%) Microsoft Azure
29 232 (9.57%) Scrum
29 232 (9.57%) Computer Science

SQL
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of 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
1 137 (5.65%) SharePoint
2 67 (2.76%) IIS
3 58 (2.39%) Apache
3 58 (2.39%) Tomcat
4 49 (2.02%) SAS
5 47 (1.94%) MS Exchange
6 44 (1.81%) JBoss
7 43 (1.77%) WebSphere
8 37 (1.53%) Apache Spark
9 35 (1.44%) Confluence
10 33 (1.36%) SharePoint 2013
11 31 (1.28%) CMS
12 30 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2010
13 21 (0.87%) Documentum
13 21 (0.87%) WebLogic
14 20 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2013
15 17 (0.70%) SharePoint 2010
16 16 (0.66%) BizTalk Server
17 15 (0.62%) Apache TomEE
17 15 (0.62%) WordPress
Applications
1 251 (10.35%) Microsoft Excel
2 85 (3.51%) Microsoft Office
3 43 (1.77%) MS Visio
4 40 (1.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 16 (0.66%) SPSS
6 12 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
7 9 (0.37%) Microsoft Project
8 4 (0.16%) InfoPath
9 3 (0.12%) HipChat
10 2 (0.082%) Stata
Business Applications
1 30 (1.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.54%) MetaTrader
2 13 (0.54%) SAP BPC
3 12 (0.49%) Markit EDM
3 12 (0.49%) Revive Adserver
4 10 (0.41%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 9 (0.37%) Oracle Payables
5 9 (0.37%) Siebel Analytics
6 8 (0.33%) Eloqua
6 8 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
6 8 (0.33%) thinkFolio
7 7 (0.29%) Endur
8 6 (0.25%) FastStats
8 6 (0.25%) Oracle Receivables
9 5 (0.21%) Oracle Assets
9 5 (0.21%) Oracle Cash Management
9 5 (0.21%) Oracle General Ledger
9 5 (0.21%) Oracle Internet Expenses
9 5 (0.21%) Oracle iProcurement
9 5 (0.21%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 238 (9.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 162 (6.68%) Amazon AWS
3 50 (2.06%) SaaS
4 46 (1.90%) Google Cloud Platform
5 38 (1.57%) Cloud Computing
6 30 (1.24%) Office 365
7 27 (1.11%) GitHub
8 13 (0.54%) TestFlight
9 12 (0.49%) Amazon EC2
9 12 (0.49%) Amazon S3
10 11 (0.45%) PaaS
11 9 (0.37%) Amazon ELB
11 9 (0.37%) Azure Active Directory
11 9 (0.37%) Rackspace Cloud
12 8 (0.33%) Dynamics 365
13 7 (0.29%) Adobe Analytics
14 6 (0.25%) AWS CloudFormation
14 6 (0.25%) Azure Machine Learning
14 6 (0.25%) Google Analytics
14 6 (0.25%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 49 (2.02%) Firewall
2 43 (1.77%) TCP/IP
3 36 (1.48%) SAN
4 27 (1.11%) HTTP
5 25 (1.03%) WAN
6 23 (0.95%) DNS
6 23 (0.95%) Intranet
7 22 (0.91%) Internet
8 20 (0.82%) VoIP
9 18 (0.74%) FTP
10 17 (0.70%) LAN
10 17 (0.70%) VPN
11 16 (0.66%) DHCP
12 13 (0.54%) Wireless
13 9 (0.37%) LDAP
13 9 (0.37%) Network Security
14 8 (0.33%) VLAN
15 7 (0.29%) NAS
15 7 (0.29%) Remote Desktop
16 6 (0.25%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1080 (44.54%) SQL Server
2 417 (17.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 394 (16.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 303 (12.49%) Data Warehouse
5 221 (9.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 187 (7.71%) NoSQL
7 173 (7.13%) Relational Database
8 151 (6.23%) Power BI
9 134 (5.53%) MySQL
10 132 (5.44%) Big Data
10 132 (5.44%) SQL Server 2008
11 126 (5.20%) SQL Server 2012
12 81 (3.34%) MongoDB
13 75 (3.09%) BusinessObjects
14 67 (2.76%) Hadoop
15 64 (2.64%) RDBMS
15 64 (2.64%) SQL Server 2014
16 58 (2.39%) Oracle Database
17 51 (2.10%) QlikView
18 45 (1.86%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 169 (6.97%) Visual Studio
2 151 (6.23%) Git (software)
3 145 (5.98%) Team Foundation Server
4 129 (5.32%) JIRA
5 120 (4.95%) Selenium
6 108 (4.45%) Jenkins
7 84 (3.46%) TeamCity
8 79 (3.26%) Subversion
9 77 (3.18%) Maven
10 58 (2.39%) JUnit
10 58 (2.39%) SpecFlow
11 55 (2.27%) NUnit
12 46 (1.90%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 42 (1.73%) Octopus Deploy
14 41 (1.69%) Cucumber
15 35 (1.44%) Eclipse
15 35 (1.44%) Jasmine
16 34 (1.40%) Talend Open Studio
17 30 (1.24%) Rhino Mocks
18 24 (0.99%) WebDriver
General
1 1116 (46.02%) Finance
2 305 (12.58%) Banking
3 152 (6.27%) Front Office
4 102 (4.21%) Marketing
5 99 (4.08%) Retail
6 85 (3.51%) Investment Banking
7 83 (3.42%) Legal
8 66 (2.72%) Advertising
9 63 (2.60%) Law
10 62 (2.56%) Back Office
11 53 (2.19%) Financial Institution
12 47 (1.94%) Games
13 36 (1.48%) Telecoms
14 33 (1.36%) Publishing
15 22 (0.91%) Billing
16 17 (0.70%) Manufacturing
17 15 (0.62%) Electronics
18 10 (0.41%) French Language
18 10 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
19 7 (0.29%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 968 (39.92%) Developer
2 609 (25.11%) Analyst
3 263 (10.85%) SQL Developer
4 242 (9.98%) Senior Developer
5 231 (9.53%) .NET Developer
6 208 (8.58%) C# Developer
6 208 (8.58%) Java Developer
7 188 (7.75%) Applications Support
8 161 (6.64%) Support Analyst
9 139 (5.73%) C# .NET Developer
10 126 (5.20%) Business Analyst
11 120 (4.95%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 118 (4.87%) Senior Java Developer
13 115 (4.74%) SQL Analyst
14 108 (4.45%) Lead Developer
15 94 (3.88%) Applications Support Analyst
16 91 (3.75%) DBA
17 86 (3.55%) Support Engineer
18 84 (3.46%) Architect
19 83 (3.42%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 611 (25.20%) .NET
2 398 (16.41%) HTML
3 329 (13.57%) CSS
4 295 (12.16%) ASP.NET
5 247 (10.19%) XML
6 220 (9.07%) AngularJS
7 207 (8.54%) jQuery
8 171 (7.05%) Web Services
9 158 (6.52%) .NET Framework
10 154 (6.35%) ASP.NET MVC
11 148 (6.10%) HTML5
12 109 (4.49%) Spring
13 108 (4.45%) Hibernate
14 106 (4.37%) FIX Protocol
15 101 (4.16%) REST
16 97 (4.00%) ASP.NET Web API
17 94 (3.88%) WPF
18 92 (3.79%) Ajax
18 92 (3.79%) Entity Framework
18 92 (3.79%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 264 (10.89%) Analytical Skills
2 232 (9.57%) Computer Science
3 163 (6.72%) Fintech
4 143 (5.90%) User Experience
5 110 (4.54%) Greenfield Project
6 76 (3.13%) Management Information System
7 75 (3.09%) Fixed Income
8 64 (2.64%) Data Structures
9 63 (2.60%) Clustering
10 55 (2.27%) Mobile App
11 54 (2.23%) Algorithms
12 51 (2.10%) Credit Risk
13 50 (2.06%) Replication
14 47 (1.94%) Equities
15 41 (1.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 40 (1.65%) Client/Server
16 40 (1.65%) Market Risk
17 38 (1.57%) Derivative
18 33 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
19 31 (1.28%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 430 (17.73%) Windows
2 378 (15.59%) Linux
3 209 (8.62%) Unix
4 120 (4.95%) Windows Server
5 58 (2.39%) Windows Server 2008
6 54 (2.23%) Windows Server 2012
7 48 (1.98%) Windows 7
8 35 (1.44%) Apple iOS
9 26 (1.07%) Windows 10
10 24 (0.99%) Android
11 19 (0.78%) Windows 8
12 18 (0.74%) CentOS
13 13 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 10 (0.41%) Solaris
15 9 (0.37%) VMS
16 7 (0.29%) Windows Phone
17 5 (0.21%) Ubuntu
17 5 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
18 4 (0.16%) Debian
18 4 (0.16%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 700 (28.87%) Agile Software Development
2 443 (18.27%) Business Intelligence
3 277 (11.42%) MVC
4 275 (11.34%) ETL
5 232 (9.57%) Scrum
6 217 (8.95%) Analytics
7 210 (8.66%) Test Automation
8 202 (8.33%) TDD
9 194 (8.00%) ITIL
10 182 (7.51%) Continuous Integration
11 172 (7.09%) SDLC
12 166 (6.85%) Data Modelling
13 137 (5.65%) Software Engineering
14 134 (5.53%) DevOps
15 127 (5.24%) Business Analysis
16 122 (5.03%) Data Analysis
17 111 (4.58%) Performance Tuning
18 108 (4.45%) Mathematics
19 104 (4.29%) Machine Learning
20 103 (4.25%) Electronic Trading
Programming Languages
1 602 (24.82%) C#
2 539 (22.23%) Java
3 528 (21.77%) T-SQL
4 474 (19.55%) JavaScript
5 308 (12.70%) Python
6 164 (6.76%) PowerShell
7 117 (4.82%) VBA
8 106 (4.37%) Shell Script
9 101 (4.16%) C++
10 92 (3.79%) R
11 85 (3.51%) PL/SQL
12 83 (3.42%) VB
13 80 (3.30%) PHP
14 67 (2.76%) Perl
15 64 (2.64%) Ruby
16 55 (2.27%) Scala
17 47 (1.94%) Bash Shell
18 42 (1.73%) C
19 29 (1.20%) VBScript
20 27 (1.11%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 453 (18.68%) Degree
2 100 (4.12%) Computer Science Degree
3 45 (1.86%) ISEB
3 45 (1.86%) Microsoft Certification
4 23 (0.95%) ISTQB
5 20 (0.82%) PMI Certification
6 18 (0.74%) Security Cleared
7 17 (0.70%) PhD
8 16 (0.66%) Master's Degree
9 13 (0.54%) MCITP
9 13 (0.54%) PMP
10 12 (0.49%) Numerate Degree
11 10 (0.41%) MCP
11 10 (0.41%) Siebel Certification
12 9 (0.37%) CBAP
12 9 (0.37%) CISSP
13 8 (0.33%) Cisco Certification
14 7 (0.29%) CISM
14 7 (0.29%) ITIL Certification
15 6 (0.25%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 166 (6.85%) QA
2 96 (3.96%) Data Quality
3 38 (1.57%) MiFID
4 27 (1.11%) SLA
5 10 (0.41%) PMO
6 9 (0.37%) EMIR
6 9 (0.37%) ISO 20022
6 9 (0.37%) SEPA
7 7 (0.29%) IFRS
7 7 (0.29%) IFRS 9
7 7 (0.29%) ISO 15022
7 7 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 7 (0.29%) Solvency II
8 6 (0.25%) Basel II
9 3 (0.12%) Dodd-Frank
9 3 (0.12%) FATCA
9 3 (0.12%) GCP
9 3 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 2 (0.082%) COREP
10 2 (0.082%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 84 (3.46%) Active Directory
2 81 (3.34%) Docker
3 44 (1.81%) VMware Infrastructure
4 25 (1.03%) Hyper-V
5 19 (0.78%) Virtual Machines
6 14 (0.58%) HDFS
7 13 (0.54%) VMware ESXi
8 10 (0.41%) Cronacle
9 9 (0.37%) Varnish
9 9 (0.37%) vSphere
9 9 (0.37%) XenApp
10 5 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
11 4 (0.16%) Firmware
11 4 (0.16%) NFS
11 4 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
11 4 (0.16%) Xen
11 4 (0.16%) XenServer
12 3 (0.12%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 3 (0.12%) VMware NSX
13 2 (0.082%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 41 (1.69%) Puppet
2 36 (1.48%) Ansible
2 36 (1.48%) Opscode Chef
3 26 (1.07%) Nagios
4 22 (0.91%) SCCM
5 19 (0.78%) Salt
6 18 (0.74%) Control-M
6 18 (0.74%) Kubernetes
7 16 (0.66%) Terraform
8 11 (0.45%) HP Quality Center
8 11 (0.45%) SCOM
9 9 (0.37%) Cacti
9 9 (0.37%) HAProxy
9 9 (0.37%) Munin
10 8 (0.33%) Grafana
10 8 (0.33%) Graphite
11 7 (0.29%) Backup Exec
11 7 (0.29%) Microsoft Clustering
12 6 (0.25%) NetBackup
12 6 (0.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 726 (29.94%) Microsoft
2 355 (14.64%) Oracle
3 150 (6.19%) Tableau
4 112 (4.62%) Sybase
5 66 (2.72%) VMware
6 61 (2.52%) Google
7 54 (2.23%) Cognos
8 52 (2.14%) SAP
9 46 (1.90%) Siebel
10 45 (1.86%) Citrix
11 34 (1.40%) Red Hat
11 34 (1.40%) Talend
12 30 (1.24%) Salesforce.com
13 29 (1.20%) Atlassian
14 28 (1.15%) HP
14 28 (1.15%) MicroStrategy
15 27 (1.11%) Xamarin
16 22 (0.91%) Cisco
17 21 (0.87%) CODA
17 21 (0.87%) IBM