Period
to 22 April 2018

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 22 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
22 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 4 4 4
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 -1
Permanent jobs citing SQL 2,612 2,526 2,927
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 24.15% 24.38% 21.28%
As % of the Programming Languages category 40.39% 42.86% 38.24%
Number of salaries quoted 2,327 2,342 2,663
City of 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 £34,000 £35,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £86,250 £80,000
Central London median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% - +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 the City of London with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
City of London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 6,467 5,894 7,654
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 59.80% 56.89% 55.64%
Number of salaries quoted 5,779 5,376 6,887
City of London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £40,000 £36,750 £36,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £87,500
Central London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year - +9.09% -

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 22 April 2018.

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 22 April 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
London Bridge +13 8 £70,000 +16.67%
SQL
Central London

For the 6 months to 22 April 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 City of London region with a requirement for SQL.

1 1,218 (46.63%) Finance
2 968 (37.06%) SQL Server
3 817 (31.28%) Microsoft
4 767 (29.36%) C#
5 752 (28.79%) Agile Software Development
6 722 (27.64%) .NET
7 562 (21.52%) JavaScript
8 549 (21.02%) Java
9 452 (17.30%) Business Intelligence
10 436 (16.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 422 (16.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 407 (15.58%) T-SQL
13 392 (15.01%) Degree
14 366 (14.01%) ASP.NET
15 365 (13.97%) CSS
16 353 (13.51%) Banking
16 353 (13.51%) Microsoft Azure
17 344 (13.17%) HTML
18 338 (12.94%) Python
19 330 (12.63%) Oracle
20 323 (12.37%) Windows
21 319 (12.21%) Data Warehouse
22 298 (11.41%) Software Engineering
23 295 (11.29%) MVC
24 284 (10.87%) Analytics
25 283 (10.83%) AngularJS
26 276 (10.57%) Analytical Skills
27 269 (10.30%) Problem-Solving
28 264 (10.11%) ETL
29 262 (10.03%) Advertising

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 99 (3.79%) SharePoint
2 72 (2.76%) Apache Spark
3 52 (1.99%) Elasticsearch
4 43 (1.65%) SAS
5 36 (1.38%) IIS
6 30 (1.15%) Apache
7 27 (1.03%) JBoss
8 26 (1.00%) Confluence
8 26 (1.00%) Tomcat
9 24 (0.92%) Ethereum
10 22 (0.84%) MS Exchange
11 18 (0.69%) WebSphere
12 15 (0.57%) Drupal
13 14 (0.54%) BizTalk Server
14 13 (0.50%) CMS
14 13 (0.50%) WildFly
15 10 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2013
15 10 (0.38%) WebLogic
16 9 (0.34%) Anypoint
16 9 (0.34%) Mule
Applications
1 181 (6.93%) Microsoft Excel
2 84 (3.22%) Microsoft Office
3 30 (1.15%) Spreadsheet
4 28 (1.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 20 (0.77%) MS Visio
6 19 (0.73%) SPSS
7 4 (0.15%) Microsoft Project
8 3 (0.11%) AutoCAD
8 3 (0.11%) Revit
9 1 (0.038%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.038%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 61 (2.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 40 (1.53%) Elite 3E
3 33 (1.26%) Dynamics NAV
4 31 (1.19%) Distributed Ledger
5 16 (0.61%) Markit EDM
6 11 (0.42%) MetaTrader
6 11 (0.42%) Oracle Financials
6 11 (0.42%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 7 (0.27%) Sonata
8 6 (0.23%) NetSuite
9 3 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
9 3 (0.11%) Primavera
9 3 (0.11%) thinkFolio
10 2 (0.077%) ION MarketView
10 2 (0.077%) OpenText MBPM
10 2 (0.077%) Oracle EBS
10 2 (0.077%) PeopleSoft HRMS
10 2 (0.077%) RMDS
10 2 (0.077%) Temenos T24
10 2 (0.077%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 353 (13.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 234 (8.96%) Amazon AWS
3 53 (2.03%) Office 365
4 51 (1.95%) GitHub
4 51 (1.95%) IaaS
5 50 (1.91%) PaaS
6 49 (1.88%) Azure Data Factory
6 49 (1.88%) Serverless
7 42 (1.61%) Cloud Computing
8 31 (1.19%) SaaS
9 30 (1.15%) Amazon S3
10 28 (1.07%) AWS Lambda
11 24 (0.92%) Google Cloud Platform
12 22 (0.84%) Slack
13 19 (0.73%) Azure Active Directory
13 19 (0.73%) Azure Machine Learning
14 18 (0.69%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
15 17 (0.65%) Amazon EC2
15 17 (0.65%) Dynamics 365
15 17 (0.65%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 39 (1.49%) TCP/IP
2 31 (1.19%) Firewall
2 31 (1.19%) WAN
3 27 (1.03%) Internet
4 24 (0.92%) LAN
5 22 (0.84%) SAN
6 21 (0.80%) DNS
7 20 (0.77%) HTTP
8 19 (0.73%) Intranet
9 15 (0.57%) DHCP
10 14 (0.54%) VLAN
10 14 (0.54%) WebEx
11 12 (0.46%) VPN
12 11 (0.42%) SSH
13 9 (0.34%) FTP
13 9 (0.34%) IP Telephony
13 9 (0.34%) Skype
13 9 (0.34%) SMS
13 9 (0.34%) Wireless
14 6 (0.23%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 968 (37.06%) SQL Server
2 436 (16.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 422 (16.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 319 (12.21%) Data Warehouse
5 260 (9.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 194 (7.43%) NoSQL
7 185 (7.08%) Power BI
8 165 (6.32%) Relational Database
9 158 (6.05%) Big Data
10 136 (5.21%) MySQL
11 119 (4.56%) SQL Server 2012
12 106 (4.06%) SQL Server 2008
13 85 (3.25%) Hadoop
14 84 (3.22%) Azure SQL Database
14 84 (3.22%) PostgreSQL
15 81 (3.10%) Data Lake
16 77 (2.95%) MongoDB
17 71 (2.72%) Oracle Database
18 66 (2.53%) Crystal Reports
19 63 (2.41%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 242 (9.26%) Git (software)
2 164 (6.28%) Team Foundation Server
3 152 (5.82%) Visual Studio
4 95 (3.64%) JIRA
5 87 (3.33%) Jenkins
6 79 (3.02%) Maven
7 60 (2.30%) Subversion
8 55 (2.11%) Selenium
8 55 (2.11%) Visual Studio Team System
9 49 (1.88%) JUnit
10 39 (1.49%) NUnit
11 35 (1.34%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 35 (1.34%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
12 32 (1.23%) Octopus Deploy
13 31 (1.19%) TeamCity
14 26 (1.00%) Cucumber
15 24 (0.92%) Eclipse
16 20 (0.77%) VSS/SourceSafe
16 20 (0.77%) WebDriver
17 19 (0.73%) RStudio
General
1 1,218 (46.63%) Finance
2 353 (13.51%) Banking
3 262 (10.03%) Advertising
4 165 (6.32%) Front Office
5 93 (3.56%) Legal
6 88 (3.37%) Back Office
7 86 (3.29%) Retail
8 80 (3.06%) Law
9 70 (2.68%) Investment Banking
10 60 (2.30%) Financial Institution
11 44 (1.68%) Games
12 43 (1.65%) Telecoms
13 36 (1.38%) Marketing
14 25 (0.96%) Publishing
15 18 (0.69%) Billing
16 12 (0.46%) Military
17 10 (0.38%) General Ledger
18 6 (0.23%) French Language
18 6 (0.23%) International Banking
19 4 (0.15%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 1,181 (45.21%) Developer
2 520 (19.91%) Analyst
3 342 (13.09%) C# Developer
4 264 (10.11%) .NET Developer
5 243 (9.30%) Java Developer
6 225 (8.61%) Senior Developer
7 222 (8.50%) SQL Developer
8 210 (8.04%) C# .NET Developer
9 153 (5.86%) Applications Support
10 129 (4.94%) Business Analyst
11 120 (4.59%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 116 (4.44%) Software Developer
13 111 (4.25%) Junior
14 106 (4.06%) Consultant
15 105 (4.02%) Support Analyst
16 96 (3.68%) Architect
17 92 (3.52%) SSIS Developer
18 87 (3.33%) Data Analyst
19 86 (3.29%) SQL Analyst
20 84 (3.22%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 722 (27.64%) .NET
2 366 (14.01%) ASP.NET
3 365 (13.97%) CSS
4 344 (13.17%) HTML
5 283 (10.83%) AngularJS
6 195 (7.47%) Web Services
7 190 (7.27%) Spring
8 184 (7.04%) RESTful
9 160 (6.13%) ASP.NET MVC
10 156 (5.97%) REST
11 150 (5.74%) jQuery
12 147 (5.63%) .NET Framework
13 144 (5.51%) ASP.NET Web API
14 138 (5.28%) Hibernate
15 128 (4.90%) XML
16 111 (4.25%) HTML5
17 107 (4.10%) Java EE
18 94 (3.60%) WCF
19 85 (3.25%) Node.js
20 84 (3.22%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 276 (10.57%) Analytical Skills
2 232 (8.88%) Computer Science
3 197 (7.54%) Greenfield Project
4 180 (6.89%) Fintech
5 100 (3.83%) User Experience
6 89 (3.41%) Management Information System
7 87 (3.33%) Self-Motivation
8 75 (2.87%) Equities
9 74 (2.83%) Derivative
10 70 (2.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 67 (2.57%) Fixed Income
12 63 (2.41%) Algorithms
13 62 (2.37%) Data Structures
14 50 (1.91%) Hedge funds
15 45 (1.72%) Reinsurance
16 44 (1.68%) Mobile App
17 38 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
18 36 (1.38%) Replication
19 33 (1.26%) Linux Command Line
20 29 (1.11%) Bitcoin
Operating Systems
1 323 (12.37%) Windows
2 260 (9.95%) Linux
3 158 (6.05%) Unix
4 81 (3.10%) Windows Server
5 33 (1.26%) VMS
6 31 (1.19%) Solaris
7 30 (1.15%) Windows Server 2008
7 30 (1.15%) Windows Server 2012
8 22 (0.84%) Android
8 22 (0.84%) Windows 10
9 21 (0.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 21 (0.80%) Windows 7
10 18 (0.69%) Apple iOS
11 8 (0.31%) Mac OS X
12 4 (0.15%) Fedora
13 3 (0.11%) Windows Server 2003
14 2 (0.077%) HPUX
14 2 (0.077%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.038%) CentOS
15 1 (0.038%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 752 (28.79%) Agile Software Development
2 452 (17.30%) Business Intelligence
3 298 (11.41%) Software Engineering
4 295 (11.29%) MVC
5 284 (10.87%) Analytics
6 269 (10.30%) Problem-Solving
7 264 (10.11%) ETL
8 261 (9.99%) Web Development
9 240 (9.19%) TDD
9 240 (9.19%) Test Automation
10 234 (8.96%) SDLC
11 229 (8.77%) Scrum
12 199 (7.62%) ITIL
13 198 (7.58%) OO
14 191 (7.31%) Continuous Integration
15 166 (6.36%) DevOps
16 148 (5.67%) Mathematics
17 147 (5.63%) Data Modelling
18 146 (5.59%) Unit Testing
19 121 (4.63%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 767 (29.36%) C#
2 562 (21.52%) JavaScript
3 549 (21.02%) Java
4 407 (15.58%) T-SQL
5 338 (12.94%) Python
6 139 (5.32%) VBA
7 132 (5.05%) PHP
8 129 (4.94%) PowerShell
9 93 (3.56%) Shell Script
10 91 (3.48%) R
11 85 (3.25%) PL/SQL
12 78 (2.99%) Java 8
13 77 (2.95%) VB
14 71 (2.72%) C++
15 62 (2.37%) Perl
16 54 (2.07%) Scala
17 51 (1.95%) Ruby
18 48 (1.84%) Bash Shell
19 46 (1.76%) C
20 38 (1.45%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 392 (15.01%) Degree
2 72 (2.76%) Computer Science Degree
3 44 (1.68%) Microsoft Certification
4 37 (1.42%) Security Cleared
5 36 (1.38%) ISEB
6 27 (1.03%) CIMA
7 23 (0.88%) SC Cleared
8 22 (0.84%) ACCA
9 18 (0.69%) MCITP
10 15 (0.57%) ISTQB
10 15 (0.57%) ITIL Certification
11 13 (0.50%) PhD
12 11 (0.42%) DBS Check
12 11 (0.42%) Master's Degree
12 11 (0.42%) PMI Certification
13 9 (0.34%) CBAP
13 9 (0.34%) CFA
13 9 (0.34%) MCSE
14 7 (0.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 6 (0.23%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 185 (7.08%) QA
2 88 (3.37%) Data Quality
3 29 (1.11%) GDPR
4 25 (0.96%) MiFID
5 22 (0.84%) Solvency II
6 17 (0.65%) SLA
7 5 (0.19%) Dodd-Frank
7 5 (0.19%) EMIR
7 5 (0.19%) SEPA
8 4 (0.15%) Actionable Recommendations
8 4 (0.15%) ISO 9001
8 4 (0.15%) PMO
9 3 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 3 (0.11%) PCI DSS
10 2 (0.077%) GAAP
10 2 (0.077%) GCP
11 1 (0.038%) Basel II
11 1 (0.038%) IFRS
11 1 (0.038%) ISO 8583
11 1 (0.038%) WAI
System Software
1 87 (3.33%) Active Directory
2 81 (3.10%) Docker
3 40 (1.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 37 (1.42%) Hyper-V
5 27 (1.03%) Virtual Machines
6 21 (0.80%) HDFS
7 11 (0.42%) XenDesktop
8 9 (0.34%) XenApp
9 7 (0.27%) Apache Flume
10 5 (0.19%) GridGain
11 4 (0.15%) Terminal Server
12 3 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
12 3 (0.11%) vSphere
13 2 (0.077%) DFS Replication
14 1 (0.038%) KVM
14 1 (0.038%) LXC
14 1 (0.038%) vCloud
14 1 (0.038%) VMware NSX
14 1 (0.038%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 31 (1.19%) Opscode Chef
2 28 (1.07%) Kubernetes
3 26 (1.00%) Puppet
4 25 (0.96%) Ansible
5 19 (0.73%) HP Quality Center
6 16 (0.61%) Single Sign-On
7 15 (0.57%) Mesos
8 14 (0.54%) Terraform
9 13 (0.50%) Control-M
9 13 (0.50%) Hadoop YARN
10 10 (0.38%) SCCM
11 9 (0.34%) Docker Swarm
11 9 (0.34%) logstash
12 7 (0.27%) Kibana
12 7 (0.27%) SCOM
13 5 (0.19%) Failover Clustering
13 5 (0.19%) Graphite
14 4 (0.15%) Microsoft Clustering
14 4 (0.15%) Nagios
15 3 (0.11%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 817 (31.28%) Microsoft
2 330 (12.63%) Oracle
3 123 (4.71%) Tableau
4 104 (3.98%) Sybase
5 67 (2.57%) VMware
6 52 (1.99%) Siebel
7 48 (1.84%) Google
8 47 (1.80%) Citrix
9 38 (1.45%) Aderant
9 38 (1.45%) Cognos
10 36 (1.38%) IBM
11 30 (1.15%) Salesforce.com
12 28 (1.07%) Bloomberg
13 24 (0.92%) Alteryx
13 24 (0.92%) SAP
14 23 (0.88%) Murex
15 21 (0.80%) Sun
16 20 (0.77%) OpenText
17 18 (0.69%) New Relic
18 17 (0.65%) HP