Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 4 4 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 0
Permanent jobs citing SQL 2245 2667 4181
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 22.61% 22.33% 23.10%
As % of the Programming Languages category 39.88% 38.55% 42.62%
Number of salaries quoted 2072 2468 3666
City of London median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £36,250 £33,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,375 £80,000
Central London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000

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 5629 6919 9810
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 56.68% 57.94% 54.20%
Number of salaries quoted 5144 6381 8646
City of London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% - +4.55%
10th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £34,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £87,500 £85,000
Central London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 +18 8 £37,000 -12.94%
Moorgate -2 2 £48,750 +13.37%
SQL
Central London

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 1035 (46.10%) Finance
2 983 (43.79%) SQL Server
3 686 (30.56%) Microsoft
4 657 (29.27%) Agile Software Development
5 605 (26.95%) C#
6 579 (25.79%) .NET
7 525 (23.39%) Java
8 471 (20.98%) T-SQL
9 466 (20.76%) JavaScript
10 394 (17.55%) Degree
11 392 (17.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 379 (16.88%) Windows
12 379 (16.88%) Business Intelligence
13 370 (16.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 364 (16.21%) HTML
15 331 (14.74%) Linux
16 292 (13.01%) Python
17 285 (12.69%) CSS
18 280 (12.47%) ASP.NET
19 278 (12.38%) Banking
20 274 (12.20%) Oracle
20 274 (12.20%) ETL
21 270 (12.03%) Data Warehouse
22 250 (11.14%) MVC
23 240 (10.69%) Analytics
24 234 (10.42%) Microsoft Azure
25 226 (10.07%) AngularJS
26 214 (9.53%) Analytical Skills
27 211 (9.40%) Scrum
28 210 (9.35%) Unix

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
1 124 (5.52%) SharePoint
2 53 (2.36%) Apache Spark
3 51 (2.27%) JBoss
4 49 (2.18%) IIS
5 45 (2.00%) Apache
6 42 (1.87%) MS Exchange
6 42 (1.87%) Tomcat
7 37 (1.65%) Confluence
8 33 (1.47%) WebSphere
9 29 (1.29%) CMS
9 29 (1.29%) SAS
10 21 (0.94%) Documentum
11 19 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2010
11 19 (0.85%) SharePoint 2013
11 19 (0.85%) WebLogic
12 17 (0.76%) Elasticsearch
13 15 (0.67%) SharePoint 2010
14 13 (0.58%) Apache TomEE
15 12 (0.53%) Sitecore CMS
16 11 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 186 (8.29%) Microsoft Excel
2 92 (4.10%) Microsoft Office
3 37 (1.65%) MS Visio
4 25 (1.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 12 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
6 10 (0.45%) SPSS
7 5 (0.22%) Microsoft Project
8 3 (0.13%) HipChat
8 3 (0.13%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 34 (1.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (0.71%) MetaTrader
3 12 (0.53%) Revive Adserver
4 10 (0.45%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 10 (0.45%) Payment Gateway
4 10 (0.45%) SAP BPC
5 8 (0.36%) Eloqua
5 8 (0.36%) Markit EDM
5 8 (0.36%) Oracle Cash Management
5 8 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
5 8 (0.36%) Oracle Payables
6 7 (0.31%) Actimize
6 7 (0.31%) Endur
7 6 (0.27%) FastStats
7 6 (0.27%) Oracle Financials
8 5 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
8 5 (0.22%) Oracle Assets
8 5 (0.22%) Oracle General Ledger
8 5 (0.22%) Oracle iProcurement
8 5 (0.22%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 234 (10.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 180 (8.02%) Amazon AWS
3 51 (2.27%) SaaS
4 48 (2.14%) Office 365
5 43 (1.92%) Google Cloud Platform
6 22 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
7 19 (0.85%) GitHub
8 14 (0.62%) Azure Machine Learning
9 12 (0.53%) npm
10 11 (0.49%) Amazon S3
11 10 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
11 10 (0.45%) Azure Active Directory
11 10 (0.45%) PaaS
11 10 (0.45%) TestFlight
12 9 (0.40%) Adobe Analytics
13 8 (0.36%) Amazon ELB
14 7 (0.31%) Dynamics 365
14 7 (0.31%) Serverless
15 6 (0.27%) AWS CloudFormation
15 6 (0.27%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 39 (1.74%) Firewall
2 37 (1.65%) TCP/IP
3 30 (1.34%) DNS
4 27 (1.20%) SAN
5 26 (1.16%) Intranet
6 23 (1.02%) Internet
7 17 (0.76%) WAN
8 16 (0.71%) SSL
9 13 (0.58%) DHCP
9 13 (0.58%) LAN
9 13 (0.58%) VoIP
10 12 (0.53%) FTP
10 12 (0.53%) HTTP
11 11 (0.49%) VPN
12 8 (0.36%) LDAP
13 7 (0.31%) FIX Connectivity
14 6 (0.27%) Wireless
15 4 (0.18%) BIG-IP
15 4 (0.18%) NAS
15 4 (0.18%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 983 (43.79%) SQL Server
2 392 (17.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 370 (16.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 270 (12.03%) Data Warehouse
5 188 (8.37%) Relational Database
6 182 (8.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 155 (6.90%) NoSQL
8 127 (5.66%) Big Data
9 121 (5.39%) MySQL
10 108 (4.81%) Power BI
11 107 (4.77%) SQL Server 2008
12 106 (4.72%) SQL Server 2012
13 87 (3.88%) Hadoop
14 85 (3.79%) MongoDB
15 75 (3.34%) RDBMS
16 70 (3.12%) BusinessObjects
17 60 (2.67%) SQL Server 2014
18 46 (2.05%) QlikView
19 39 (1.74%) OLAP
19 39 (1.74%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 151 (6.73%) Visual Studio
2 134 (5.97%) Team Foundation Server
3 126 (5.61%) Git (software)
4 114 (5.08%) Selenium
5 98 (4.37%) JIRA
6 93 (4.14%) Jenkins
7 72 (3.21%) TeamCity
8 67 (2.98%) Subversion
9 52 (2.32%) Maven
10 51 (2.27%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 47 (2.09%) SpecFlow
12 45 (2.00%) JUnit
12 45 (2.00%) NUnit
13 41 (1.83%) Octopus Deploy
14 39 (1.74%) Cucumber
15 34 (1.51%) Jasmine
16 25 (1.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
16 25 (1.11%) WebDriver
17 21 (0.94%) Rhino Mocks
18 19 (0.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 1035 (46.10%) Finance
2 278 (12.38%) Banking
3 140 (6.24%) Front Office
4 96 (4.28%) Marketing
5 88 (3.92%) Investment Banking
6 83 (3.70%) Legal
7 80 (3.56%) Retail
8 70 (3.12%) Law
9 69 (3.07%) Back Office
10 64 (2.85%) Advertising
11 46 (2.05%) Games
12 41 (1.83%) Financial Institution
13 36 (1.60%) Telecoms
14 34 (1.51%) Publishing
15 24 (1.07%) Billing
16 15 (0.67%) Electronics
17 14 (0.62%) Manufacturing
18 12 (0.53%) French Language
19 10 (0.45%) Retail Banking
20 9 (0.40%) Military
Job Titles
1 919 (40.94%) Developer
2 528 (23.52%) Analyst
3 257 (11.45%) SQL Developer
4 237 (10.56%) C# Developer
5 229 (10.20%) Senior Developer
6 225 (10.02%) .NET Developer
7 208 (9.27%) Java Developer
8 179 (7.97%) Applications Support
9 152 (6.77%) C# .NET Developer
10 139 (6.19%) Support Analyst
11 118 (5.26%) SQL Analyst
12 112 (4.99%) Senior Java Developer
13 104 (4.63%) Lead Developer
14 93 (4.14%) Business Analyst
15 92 (4.10%) Business Intelligence Developer
16 88 (3.92%) Applications Support Analyst
17 80 (3.56%) DBA
18 78 (3.47%) JavaScript Developer
19 77 (3.43%) Systems Analyst
20 72 (3.21%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 579 (25.79%) .NET
2 364 (16.21%) HTML
3 285 (12.69%) CSS
4 280 (12.47%) ASP.NET
5 226 (10.07%) AngularJS
6 176 (7.84%) XML
7 173 (7.71%) jQuery
8 153 (6.82%) Web Services
9 147 (6.55%) HTML5
10 143 (6.37%) .NET Framework
11 133 (5.92%) ASP.NET MVC
12 127 (5.66%) RESTful
13 100 (4.45%) FIX Protocol
14 96 (4.28%) Hibernate
15 95 (4.23%) Ajax
16 93 (4.14%) REST
17 91 (4.05%) Spring
18 84 (3.74%) Node.js
19 83 (3.70%) CSS3
20 81 (3.61%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 214 (9.53%) Analytical Skills
2 192 (8.55%) Computer Science
3 165 (7.35%) Fintech
4 140 (6.24%) User Experience
5 122 (5.43%) Greenfield Project
6 73 (3.25%) Management Information System
7 70 (3.12%) Data Structures
8 64 (2.85%) Fixed Income
9 63 (2.81%) Equities
10 62 (2.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 61 (2.72%) Algorithms
12 54 (2.41%) Clustering
13 50 (2.23%) Replication
14 41 (1.83%) Credit Risk
15 39 (1.74%) Derivative
15 39 (1.74%) Mobile App
16 32 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
17 31 (1.38%) SWIFT
18 28 (1.25%) Hedge funds
19 27 (1.20%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 379 (16.88%) Windows
2 331 (14.74%) Linux
3 210 (9.35%) Unix
4 96 (4.28%) Windows Server
5 47 (2.09%) Windows Server 2008
6 39 (1.74%) Windows Server 2012
7 38 (1.69%) Windows 7
8 30 (1.34%) Apple iOS
9 22 (0.98%) Android
9 22 (0.98%) Solaris
10 19 (0.85%) Windows 10
11 16 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 12 (0.53%) Windows 8
13 9 (0.40%) CentOS
14 6 (0.27%) Ubuntu
14 6 (0.27%) VMS
15 5 (0.22%) Mac OS X
16 3 (0.13%) HPUX
17 2 (0.089%) Debian
18 1 (0.045%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 657 (29.27%) Agile Software Development
2 379 (16.88%) Business Intelligence
3 274 (12.20%) ETL
4 250 (11.14%) MVC
5 240 (10.69%) Analytics
6 211 (9.40%) Scrum
7 204 (9.09%) TDD
8 187 (8.33%) Data Modelling
9 178 (7.93%) ITIL
10 164 (7.31%) Software Engineering
11 163 (7.26%) Test Automation
12 156 (6.95%) Continuous Integration
13 148 (6.59%) SDLC
14 134 (5.97%) OO
15 129 (5.75%) DevOps
16 121 (5.39%) Business Analysis
17 116 (5.17%) Mathematics
18 109 (4.86%) Visualisation
19 102 (4.54%) Data Analysis
20 97 (4.32%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 605 (26.95%) C#
2 525 (23.39%) Java
3 471 (20.98%) T-SQL
4 466 (20.76%) JavaScript
5 292 (13.01%) Python
6 131 (5.84%) PowerShell
7 107 (4.77%) Shell Script
8 105 (4.68%) C++
9 95 (4.23%) VBA
10 89 (3.96%) R
11 87 (3.88%) VB
12 65 (2.90%) PHP
13 61 (2.72%) PL/SQL
14 56 (2.49%) Ruby
15 53 (2.36%) Scala
16 47 (2.09%) Perl
17 46 (2.05%) C
18 37 (1.65%) Bash Shell
19 26 (1.16%) Groovy
20 24 (1.07%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 394 (17.55%) Degree
2 75 (3.34%) Computer Science Degree
3 37 (1.65%) Microsoft Certification
4 26 (1.16%) ISEB
5 25 (1.11%) ISTQB
6 21 (0.94%) PMI Certification
7 20 (0.89%) Security Cleared
8 17 (0.76%) Numerate Degree
9 14 (0.62%) CBAP
10 13 (0.58%) MCITP
10 13 (0.58%) PhD
11 12 (0.53%) Siebel Certification
12 11 (0.49%) Master's Degree
13 9 (0.40%) SC Cleared
14 6 (0.27%) MCDST
15 5 (0.22%) ITIL Certification
16 4 (0.18%) ACCA
16 4 (0.18%) CIMA
16 4 (0.18%) DV Cleared
16 4 (0.18%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 164 (7.31%) QA
2 64 (2.85%) Data Quality
3 34 (1.51%) MiFID
4 29 (1.29%) SLA
5 12 (0.53%) SEPA
6 9 (0.40%) EMIR
6 9 (0.40%) ISO 20022
7 7 (0.31%) GDPR
7 7 (0.31%) ISO 15022
7 7 (0.31%) PMO
8 6 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 5 (0.22%) GCP
10 4 (0.18%) Solvency II
11 3 (0.13%) Basel III
11 3 (0.13%) Dodd-Frank
11 3 (0.13%) FATCA
11 3 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 2 (0.089%) IFRS
12 2 (0.089%) IFRS 9
12 2 (0.089%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 80 (3.56%) Active Directory
2 71 (3.16%) Docker
3 38 (1.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 20 (0.89%) HDFS
5 17 (0.76%) Hyper-V
6 11 (0.49%) VMware Workstation
7 10 (0.45%) Cronacle
7 10 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
8 9 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
8 9 (0.40%) vSphere
8 9 (0.40%) XenApp
9 6 (0.27%) Microsoft App-V
9 6 (0.27%) Varnish
10 4 (0.18%) Apache Flume
10 4 (0.18%) Virtual Servers
10 4 (0.18%) Xen
10 4 (0.18%) XenServer
11 3 (0.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 3 (0.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 3 (0.13%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 42 (1.87%) Ansible
2 37 (1.65%) Puppet
3 34 (1.51%) Opscode Chef
4 19 (0.85%) SCCM
5 17 (0.76%) Nagios
5 17 (0.76%) Terraform
6 16 (0.71%) Salt
7 11 (0.49%) HP Quality Center
7 11 (0.49%) SCOM
8 10 (0.45%) Control-M
9 9 (0.40%) Kibana
10 8 (0.36%) HAProxy
11 7 (0.31%) Kubernetes
11 7 (0.31%) Perfmon
12 6 (0.27%) Cacti
12 6 (0.27%) Munin
12 6 (0.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 5 (0.22%) BMC PATROL
13 5 (0.22%) Grafana
13 5 (0.22%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 686 (30.56%) Microsoft
2 274 (12.20%) Oracle
3 128 (5.70%) Tableau
4 122 (5.43%) Sybase
5 60 (2.67%) VMware
6 56 (2.49%) Google
7 51 (2.27%) Cognos
7 51 (2.27%) Siebel
8 43 (1.92%) Citrix
9 37 (1.65%) SAP
10 29 (1.29%) Salesforce.com
11 25 (1.11%) OpenText
12 23 (1.02%) HP
12 23 (1.02%) MicroStrategy
13 22 (0.98%) Red Hat
14 21 (0.94%) CODA
14 21 (0.94%) Murex
14 21 (0.94%) SunGard
15 17 (0.76%) Adobe
15 17 (0.76%) Informatica