Period
to 19 March 2019

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 19 March 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
19 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 4 4 4
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Permanent jobs citing SQL 2,300 2,477 2,520
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 22.23% 23.22% 24.69%
As % of the Programming Languages category 35.76% 39.37% 42.73%
Number of salaries quoted 2,021 2,219 2,343
City of London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +9.09% -
10th Percentile £36,250 £37,500 £33,500
90th Percentile £86,250 £85,000 £85,000
Central London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +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 the City of London with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
City of London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 6,432 6,291 5,897
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 62.17% 58.98% 57.77%
Number of salaries quoted 5,783 5,635 5,396
City of London median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% +4.35%
10th Percentile £40,250 £39,600 £36,250
90th Percentile £96,250 £95,000 £93,750
Central London median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +8.33% - +7.14%

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 19 March 2019.

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 19 March 2019. 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
Moorgate - 10 £46,250 -
London Bridge +4 9 £55,000 -8.33%
SQL
Central London

For the 6 months to 19 March 2019, 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.

1 908 (39.48%) Finance
2 777 (33.78%) SQL Server
3 755 (32.83%) C#
4 721 (31.35%) Agile Software Development
5 693 (30.13%) .NET
6 601 (26.13%) Microsoft
7 512 (22.26%) JavaScript
8 443 (19.26%) Java
8 443 (19.26%) Microsoft Azure
9 416 (18.09%) Python
10 386 (16.78%) T-SQL
11 369 (16.04%) Business Intelligence
12 338 (14.70%) Analytics
13 332 (14.43%) Windows
14 327 (14.22%) HTML
15 315 (13.70%) Degree
16 298 (12.96%) CSS
17 295 (12.83%) MVC
18 288 (12.52%) Banking
19 269 (11.70%) Amazon AWS
19 269 (11.70%) Oracle
20 263 (11.43%) ASP.NET
21 261 (11.35%) AngularJS
22 259 (11.26%) Problem-Solving
23 249 (10.83%) Data Warehouse
24 246 (10.70%) Analytical Skills
25 245 (10.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
26 244 (10.61%) DevOps
27 241 (10.48%) Linux
28 233 (10.13%) SDLC

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
1 109 (4.74%) SharePoint
2 81 (3.52%) IIS
3 74 (3.22%) Apache Spark
4 30 (1.30%) Elasticsearch
5 24 (1.04%) Apache
5 24 (1.04%) Tomcat
6 22 (0.96%) MS Exchange
7 19 (0.83%) WebSphere
8 16 (0.70%) SAS
9 15 (0.65%) Confluence
10 11 (0.48%) CMS
11 10 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
11 10 (0.43%) JBoss
12 8 (0.35%) NServiceBus
12 8 (0.35%) Umbraco
13 7 (0.30%) Apache Solr
13 7 (0.30%) Apache TomEE
13 7 (0.30%) Appian
13 7 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2013
13 7 (0.30%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 153 (6.65%) Microsoft Excel
2 102 (4.43%) Microsoft Office
3 22 (0.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 20 (0.87%) AutoCAD
5 13 (0.57%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.17%) SPSS
7 3 (0.13%) InVision
7 3 (0.13%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.087%) Chatbot
8 2 (0.087%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.043%) 3ds Max
9 1 (0.043%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.043%) GNU Octave
9 1 (0.043%) Maya
9 1 (0.043%) Stata
Business Applications
1 63 (2.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.57%) Markit EDM
3 11 (0.48%) Visualfiles
4 9 (0.39%) FastStats
5 7 (0.30%) Infor SunSystems
6 6 (0.26%) Cognos TM1
6 6 (0.26%) Dynamics GP
6 6 (0.26%) Oracle EBS R12
6 6 (0.26%) Salerio
6 6 (0.26%) Unit4 Business World
7 5 (0.22%) Maximo
7 5 (0.22%) MetaTrader
7 5 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
7 5 (0.22%) SAP ERP
7 5 (0.22%) SAP Hybris
8 4 (0.17%) NetSuite
8 4 (0.17%) thinkFolio
9 3 (0.13%) Front Arena
9 3 (0.13%) Oracle Receivables
9 3 (0.13%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 443 (19.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 269 (11.70%) Amazon AWS
3 74 (3.22%) SaaS
4 59 (2.57%) Google Cloud Platform
5 50 (2.17%) Office 365
6 38 (1.65%) Azure Data Factory
7 34 (1.48%) Serverless
8 29 (1.26%) PaaS
9 27 (1.17%) IaaS
10 24 (1.04%) GitHub
11 18 (0.78%) Azure Functions
12 16 (0.70%) Amazon EC2
13 15 (0.65%) Amazon S3
13 15 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
14 12 (0.52%) OpenShift
15 11 (0.48%) AWS Lambda
16 10 (0.43%) Google Analytics
17 7 (0.30%) Azure Active Directory
17 7 (0.30%) Dynamics 365
17 7 (0.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 68 (2.96%) TCP/IP
2 61 (2.65%) DNS
3 58 (2.52%) LAN
4 55 (2.39%) Firewall
5 46 (2.00%) WAN
6 38 (1.65%) DHCP
7 33 (1.43%) Internet
8 31 (1.35%) SAN
9 28 (1.22%) VPN
10 27 (1.17%) VLAN
11 26 (1.13%) SSL
12 25 (1.09%) Wireless
13 23 (1.00%) MPLS
14 21 (0.91%) HTTP
15 16 (0.70%) BGP
16 12 (0.52%) AMQP
16 12 (0.52%) Ethernet
16 12 (0.52%) WLAN
17 10 (0.43%) IP Telephony
17 10 (0.43%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 777 (33.78%) SQL Server
2 249 (10.83%) Data Warehouse
3 245 (10.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 218 (9.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 191 (8.30%) Power BI
6 152 (6.61%) NoSQL
7 147 (6.39%) Relational Database
8 131 (5.70%) Big Data
9 116 (5.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 99 (4.30%) MySQL
11 74 (3.22%) SQL Server 2016
12 72 (3.13%) SQL Server 2012
13 71 (3.09%) PostgreSQL
14 61 (2.65%) MongoDB
15 52 (2.26%) Hadoop
16 51 (2.22%) SQL Server 2014
17 50 (2.17%) RDBMS
18 46 (2.00%) SQL Server 2008
19 44 (1.91%) QlikView
20 38 (1.65%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 156 (6.78%) Git (software)
2 104 (4.52%) Team Foundation Server
3 100 (4.35%) JIRA
4 95 (4.13%) Jenkins
5 72 (3.13%) Selenium
6 69 (3.00%) Visual Studio
7 65 (2.83%) TeamCity
8 54 (2.35%) Visual Studio Team System
9 47 (2.04%) Octopus Deploy
10 39 (1.70%) Eclipse
11 35 (1.52%) JUnit
11 35 (1.52%) Maven
12 33 (1.43%) Subversion
13 21 (0.91%) Gradle
13 21 (0.91%) Hudson
14 20 (0.87%) Cucumber
15 19 (0.83%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 17 (0.74%) NUnit
17 15 (0.65%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
18 13 (0.57%) Ant
General
1 908 (39.48%) Finance
2 288 (12.52%) Banking
3 125 (5.43%) Front Office
4 108 (4.70%) Advertising
5 69 (3.00%) Marketing
6 63 (2.74%) Investment Banking
7 61 (2.65%) Financial Institution
8 48 (2.09%) Retail
9 45 (1.96%) Law
10 42 (1.83%) Back Office
11 37 (1.61%) Legal
12 23 (1.00%) Games
13 17 (0.74%) Telecoms
14 12 (0.52%) German Language
14 12 (0.52%) Publishing
15 8 (0.35%) French Language
16 7 (0.30%) International Banking
16 7 (0.30%) Manufacturing
17 5 (0.22%) Automotive
17 5 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 939 (40.83%) Developer
2 497 (21.61%) Analyst
3 269 (11.70%) .NET Developer
4 252 (10.96%) C# Developer
5 179 (7.78%) Applications Support
6 178 (7.74%) SQL Developer
7 172 (7.48%) Java Developer
8 162 (7.04%) Senior Developer
9 159 (6.91%) C# .NET Developer
10 147 (6.39%) Support Analyst
11 109 (4.74%) Architect
12 105 (4.57%) Applications Support Analyst
13 99 (4.30%) Lead Developer
14 94 (4.09%) Data Analyst
15 81 (3.52%) Systems Analyst
16 78 (3.39%) Data Engineer
17 77 (3.35%) Business Analyst
18 76 (3.30%) Business Intelligence Developer
19 73 (3.17%) Consultant
20 72 (3.13%) Financial Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 693 (30.13%) .NET
2 327 (14.22%) HTML
3 298 (12.96%) CSS
4 263 (11.43%) ASP.NET
5 261 (11.35%) AngularJS
6 210 (9.13%) ASP.NET Web API
7 186 (8.09%) Web Services
8 150 (6.52%) .NET Core
9 147 (6.39%) ASP.NET MVC
9 147 (6.39%) jQuery
9 147 (6.39%) XML
10 144 (6.26%) .NET Framework
11 119 (5.17%) Spring
12 109 (4.74%) React
13 99 (4.30%) Entity Framework
13 99 (4.30%) RESTful
14 91 (3.96%) REST
15 74 (3.22%) JSON
16 66 (2.87%) HTML5
17 59 (2.57%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 246 (10.70%) Analytical Skills
2 151 (6.57%) Fintech
3 122 (5.30%) Greenfield Project
4 80 (3.48%) Data Structures
5 73 (3.17%) Reinsurance
5 73 (3.17%) Self-Motivation
6 60 (2.61%) Fixed Income
7 59 (2.57%) Mobile App
8 56 (2.43%) Algorithms
9 53 (2.30%) Enterprise Software
10 44 (1.91%) Equities
11 43 (1.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 42 (1.83%) User Experience
13 40 (1.74%) Derivative
13 40 (1.74%) N-Tier
14 38 (1.65%) Management Information System
15 37 (1.61%) Hedge funds
16 30 (1.30%) Data Centre
17 24 (1.04%) Clustering
18 22 (0.96%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 332 (14.43%) Windows
2 241 (10.48%) Linux
3 139 (6.04%) Windows Server
4 120 (5.22%) Unix
5 62 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
6 42 (1.83%) Windows Server 2012
7 31 (1.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 17 (0.74%) Android
9 14 (0.61%) Windows 10
10 13 (0.57%) Windows 7
11 12 (0.52%) Apple iOS
12 10 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
13 8 (0.35%) Mac OS X
13 8 (0.35%) Solaris
13 8 (0.35%) Ubuntu
14 4 (0.17%) Amazon Linux
15 3 (0.13%) CentOS
15 3 (0.13%) VMS
15 3 (0.13%) Windows XP
16 2 (0.087%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 721 (31.35%) Agile Software Development
2 369 (16.04%) Business Intelligence
3 338 (14.70%) Analytics
4 295 (12.83%) MVC
5 259 (11.26%) Problem-Solving
6 244 (10.61%) DevOps
7 233 (10.13%) SDLC
8 231 (10.04%) ETL
9 210 (9.13%) Computer Science
10 198 (8.61%) TDD
11 195 (8.48%) Scrum
11 195 (8.48%) Test Automation
12 193 (8.39%) Microservices
13 154 (6.70%) Software Engineering
14 152 (6.61%) OO
15 136 (5.91%) Visualisation
16 135 (5.87%) Waterfall
17 130 (5.65%) ITIL
18 125 (5.43%) Data Modelling
19 124 (5.39%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 755 (32.83%) C#
2 512 (22.26%) JavaScript
3 443 (19.26%) Java
4 416 (18.09%) Python
5 386 (16.78%) T-SQL
6 174 (7.57%) PowerShell
7 105 (4.57%) VBA
8 100 (4.35%) C++
9 86 (3.74%) PL/SQL
10 83 (3.61%) Scala
11 82 (3.57%) R
12 67 (2.91%) Shell Script
13 63 (2.74%) VB.NET
14 59 (2.57%) Java 8
15 47 (2.04%) TypeScript
16 46 (2.00%) Perl
16 46 (2.00%) VB
17 43 (1.87%) Ruby
18 41 (1.78%) C
19 33 (1.43%) Go
Qualifications
1 315 (13.70%) Degree
2 101 (4.39%) Computer Science Degree
3 55 (2.39%) Security Cleared
4 39 (1.70%) SC Cleared
5 34 (1.48%) ISEB
6 28 (1.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 21 (0.91%) Microsoft Certification
8 19 (0.83%) MCSA
9 16 (0.70%) MCSE
9 16 (0.70%) PhD
10 15 (0.65%) DV Cleared
11 11 (0.48%) Numerate Degree
12 10 (0.43%) Master's Degree
13 8 (0.35%) AWS Certification
14 6 (0.26%) Cisco Certification
14 6 (0.26%) ITIL Certification
15 5 (0.22%) A+ Certification
15 5 (0.22%) CCNA
15 5 (0.22%) CISSP
15 5 (0.22%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 145 (6.30%) QA
2 79 (3.43%) Data Quality
3 22 (0.96%) GDPR
4 20 (0.87%) SLA
5 18 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 13 (0.57%) MiFID
7 12 (0.52%) Cyber Essentials
8 11 (0.48%) Solvency II
9 10 (0.43%) HIPAA
10 8 (0.35%) Actionable Recommendations
11 5 (0.22%) WAI
12 4 (0.17%) PCI DSS
12 4 (0.17%) PMO
13 3 (0.13%) EMIR
13 3 (0.13%) FATCA
14 2 (0.087%) Dodd-Frank
14 2 (0.087%) IFRS
14 2 (0.087%) ISO 20022
15 1 (0.043%) HL7
15 1 (0.043%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 150 (6.52%) Docker
2 127 (5.52%) Active Directory
3 68 (2.96%) VMware Infrastructure
4 59 (2.57%) Hyper-V
5 27 (1.17%) XenApp
6 16 (0.70%) VirtualBox
7 9 (0.39%) Apache Flume
8 8 (0.35%) HDFS
8 8 (0.35%) Oracle RAC
9 7 (0.30%) Virtual Servers
10 5 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
11 4 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
11 4 (0.17%) vSphere
12 2 (0.087%) KVM
12 2 (0.087%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 2 (0.087%) NFS
12 2 (0.087%) SRDF
12 2 (0.087%) Virtual Desktop
12 2 (0.087%) Xen
12 2 (0.087%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 83 (3.61%) Puppet
2 73 (3.17%) Kubernetes
3 68 (2.96%) Opscode Chef
4 63 (2.74%) Ansible
5 46 (2.00%) Terraform
6 35 (1.52%) SCCM
7 20 (0.87%) SCOM
8 15 (0.65%) Docker Swarm
8 15 (0.65%) Nagios
8 15 (0.65%) Prometheus
9 14 (0.61%) Grafana
10 13 (0.57%) SCVMM
11 12 (0.52%) SCOrch
12 11 (0.48%) Backup Exec
13 9 (0.39%) Oozie
14 8 (0.35%) Kibana
14 8 (0.35%) Salt
15 7 (0.30%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
16 6 (0.26%) logstash
17 5 (0.22%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 601 (26.13%) Microsoft
2 269 (11.70%) Oracle
3 142 (6.17%) Tableau
4 81 (3.52%) VMware
5 71 (3.09%) Google
6 60 (2.61%) Citrix
7 57 (2.48%) SAP
8 50 (2.17%) Red Hat
9 47 (2.04%) IBM
10 43 (1.87%) Sybase
11 37 (1.61%) Salesforce.com
12 25 (1.09%) Nintex
13 23 (1.00%) ServiceNow
14 21 (0.91%) Splunk
15 20 (0.87%) Talend
16 19 (0.83%) Cognos
17 18 (0.78%) HP
17 18 (0.78%) TIBCO
18 17 (0.74%) Civica
19 16 (0.70%) Veeam