Period
to 18 November 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 18 November 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
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 4 4 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 0
Permanent jobs citing SQL 2259 2738 4016
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 22.20% 23.40% 23.22%
As % of the Programming Languages category 39.06% 40.16% 42.28%
Number of salaries quoted 2092 2531 3503
City of London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.00% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £36,750 £33,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £83,750 £82,500 £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 5784 6818 9498
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 56.85% 58.27% 54.92%
Number of salaries quoted 5305 6288 8371
City of London median annual salary £60,500 £58,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.31% +0.87% +4.55%
10th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £34,750
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £86,250
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 18 November 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 18 November 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 +12 5 £52,500 +23.53%
Moorgate -1 2 £48,750 +13.37%
SQL
Central London

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 1042 (46.13%) Finance
2 968 (42.85%) SQL Server
3 686 (30.37%) Microsoft
4 651 (28.82%) Agile Software Development
5 633 (28.02%) C#
6 602 (26.65%) .NET
7 501 (22.18%) Java
8 462 (20.45%) JavaScript
9 445 (19.70%) T-SQL
10 389 (17.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 380 (16.82%) Business Intelligence
12 375 (16.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 367 (16.25%) Degree
14 366 (16.20%) Windows
15 345 (15.27%) HTML
16 329 (14.56%) Linux
17 318 (14.08%) Python
18 300 (13.28%) ASP.NET
19 287 (12.70%) ETL
19 287 (12.70%) Banking
20 274 (12.13%) Data Warehouse
21 270 (11.95%) CSS
22 264 (11.69%) Oracle
23 256 (11.33%) MVC
24 251 (11.11%) Analytics
25 231 (10.23%) Microsoft Azure
26 226 (10.00%) AngularJS
27 225 (9.96%) Analytical Skills
28 216 (9.56%) Unix
29 210 (9.30%) Scrum

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
1 123 (5.44%) SharePoint
2 59 (2.61%) Apache Spark
3 49 (2.17%) IIS
4 47 (2.08%) JBoss
5 41 (1.81%) Apache
6 34 (1.51%) MS Exchange
7 33 (1.46%) Confluence
8 30 (1.33%) Tomcat
9 29 (1.28%) SAS
10 25 (1.11%) CMS
10 25 (1.11%) WebSphere
11 22 (0.97%) Elasticsearch
12 18 (0.80%) Documentum
12 18 (0.80%) SharePoint 2013
13 17 (0.75%) WebLogic
14 16 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2010
15 14 (0.62%) SharePoint 2010
16 10 (0.44%) Apache TomEE
16 10 (0.44%) NetWeaver
17 9 (0.40%) WordPress
Applications
1 185 (8.19%) Microsoft Excel
2 91 (4.03%) Microsoft Office
3 30 (1.33%) MS Visio
4 19 (0.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 8 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
5 8 (0.35%) SPSS
6 5 (0.22%) Microsoft Project
7 3 (0.13%) HipChat
8 2 (0.089%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 35 (1.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (0.75%) MetaTrader
3 14 (0.62%) Dynamics NAV
4 12 (0.53%) Markit EDM
4 12 (0.53%) Revive Adserver
5 11 (0.49%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 11 (0.49%) Payment Gateway
6 10 (0.44%) SAP BPC
7 8 (0.35%) Oracle Financials
8 7 (0.31%) Actimize
8 7 (0.31%) Endur
8 7 (0.31%) Oracle Cash Management
8 7 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
8 7 (0.31%) Oracle Payables
9 5 (0.22%) Eloqua
10 4 (0.18%) FastStats
10 4 (0.18%) Oracle Assets
10 4 (0.18%) Oracle iProcurement
10 4 (0.18%) Oracle Receivables
10 4 (0.18%) ReMetrica
Cloud Services
1 231 (10.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 204 (9.03%) Amazon AWS
3 48 (2.12%) Office 365
4 46 (2.04%) SaaS
5 40 (1.77%) Google Cloud Platform
6 29 (1.28%) Cloud Computing
7 24 (1.06%) GitHub
8 21 (0.93%) Azure Machine Learning
9 11 (0.49%) PaaS
10 10 (0.44%) Amazon S3
11 9 (0.40%) npm
12 8 (0.35%) Adobe Analytics
12 8 (0.35%) Azure Active Directory
13 7 (0.31%) Amazon EC2
13 7 (0.31%) AWS CloudFormation
14 6 (0.27%) Azure Data Factory
14 6 (0.27%) Dynamics 365
14 6 (0.27%) IaaS
14 6 (0.27%) Serverless
15 5 (0.22%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 42 (1.86%) TCP/IP
2 31 (1.37%) Firewall
3 29 (1.28%) Intranet
4 27 (1.20%) Internet
5 22 (0.97%) DNS
6 17 (0.75%) SAN
6 17 (0.75%) SSL
7 14 (0.62%) FTP
8 10 (0.44%) HTTP
9 9 (0.40%) LAN
9 9 (0.40%) LDAP
9 9 (0.40%) WAN
10 8 (0.35%) FIX Connectivity
11 7 (0.31%) VPN
12 6 (0.27%) Network Security
12 6 (0.27%) VoIP
13 5 (0.22%) DHCP
14 4 (0.18%) Ethernet
14 4 (0.18%) Skype
14 4 (0.18%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 968 (42.85%) SQL Server
2 389 (17.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 375 (16.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 274 (12.13%) Data Warehouse
5 187 (8.28%) Relational Database
6 179 (7.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 155 (6.86%) NoSQL
8 121 (5.36%) Big Data
8 121 (5.36%) MySQL
9 113 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
10 105 (4.65%) SQL Server 2008
11 99 (4.38%) Power BI
12 97 (4.29%) Hadoop
13 79 (3.50%) RDBMS
14 77 (3.41%) MongoDB
15 66 (2.92%) BusinessObjects
16 64 (2.83%) SQL Server 2014
17 55 (2.43%) Oracle BI EE
18 54 (2.39%) QlikView
19 47 (2.08%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 154 (6.82%) Visual Studio
2 139 (6.15%) Team Foundation Server
3 123 (5.44%) Git (software)
4 93 (4.12%) Selenium
5 83 (3.67%) JIRA
6 80 (3.54%) Jenkins
7 64 (2.83%) Subversion
8 62 (2.74%) TeamCity
9 58 (2.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 42 (1.86%) Maven
11 39 (1.73%) SpecFlow
12 38 (1.68%) JUnit
13 33 (1.46%) NUnit
14 32 (1.42%) Cucumber
15 29 (1.28%) Octopus Deploy
16 27 (1.20%) VSS/SourceSafe
17 22 (0.97%) Jasmine
18 21 (0.93%) WebDriver
19 20 (0.89%) webpack
20 19 (0.84%) Eclipse
General
1 1042 (46.13%) Finance
2 287 (12.70%) Banking
3 157 (6.95%) Front Office
4 93 (4.12%) Advertising
5 87 (3.85%) Marketing
6 85 (3.76%) Investment Banking
7 81 (3.59%) Legal
8 72 (3.19%) Retail
9 70 (3.10%) Back Office
10 67 (2.97%) Law
11 41 (1.81%) Games
12 38 (1.68%) Financial Institution
13 36 (1.59%) Publishing
14 30 (1.33%) Telecoms
15 17 (0.75%) Billing
16 16 (0.71%) Electronics
17 12 (0.53%) French Language
17 12 (0.53%) Manufacturing
18 9 (0.40%) German Language
18 9 (0.40%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 933 (41.30%) Developer
2 513 (22.71%) Analyst
3 270 (11.95%) C# Developer
4 265 (11.73%) SQL Developer
5 217 (9.61%) .NET Developer
6 216 (9.56%) Senior Developer
7 200 (8.85%) Java Developer
8 172 (7.61%) Applications Support
9 162 (7.17%) C# .NET Developer
10 131 (5.80%) Support Analyst
11 110 (4.87%) SQL Analyst
12 102 (4.52%) Senior Java Developer
13 99 (4.38%) Business Analyst
14 89 (3.94%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 86 (3.81%) Lead Developer
16 85 (3.76%) Applications Support Analyst
17 80 (3.54%) DBA
18 79 (3.50%) Junior
19 73 (3.23%) Software Developer
20 71 (3.14%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 602 (26.65%) .NET
2 345 (15.27%) HTML
3 300 (13.28%) ASP.NET
4 270 (11.95%) CSS
5 226 (10.00%) AngularJS
6 172 (7.61%) XML
7 157 (6.95%) jQuery
8 156 (6.91%) Web Services
9 144 (6.37%) HTML5
10 142 (6.29%) .NET Framework
11 138 (6.11%) RESTful
12 125 (5.53%) ASP.NET MVC
13 102 (4.52%) FIX Protocol
14 91 (4.03%) Ajax
15 87 (3.85%) REST
16 85 (3.76%) Hibernate
17 83 (3.67%) Node.js
18 81 (3.59%) Spring
19 79 (3.50%) JSON
20 78 (3.45%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 225 (9.96%) Analytical Skills
2 186 (8.23%) Computer Science
3 157 (6.95%) Fintech
4 125 (5.53%) Greenfield Project
5 108 (4.78%) User Experience
6 73 (3.23%) Algorithms
7 71 (3.14%) Data Structures
8 70 (3.10%) Equities
9 69 (3.05%) Management Information System
10 63 (2.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 62 (2.74%) Fixed Income
12 54 (2.39%) Clustering
13 51 (2.26%) Replication
14 41 (1.81%) Derivative
15 39 (1.73%) Credit Risk
16 34 (1.51%) Enterprise Software
17 32 (1.42%) Client/Server
18 30 (1.33%) SWIFT
19 29 (1.28%) Hedge funds
20 26 (1.15%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 366 (16.20%) Windows
2 329 (14.56%) Linux
3 216 (9.56%) Unix
4 90 (3.98%) Windows Server
5 42 (1.86%) Windows Server 2008
6 33 (1.46%) Windows Server 2012
7 31 (1.37%) Windows 7
8 25 (1.11%) Solaris
9 17 (0.75%) Apple iOS
10 16 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 15 (0.66%) Android
11 15 (0.66%) Windows 10
12 9 (0.40%) Windows 8
13 7 (0.31%) CentOS
13 7 (0.31%) Ubuntu
14 4 (0.18%) Fedora
15 3 (0.13%) HPUX
15 3 (0.13%) Mac OS X
15 3 (0.13%) VMS
16 2 (0.089%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 651 (28.82%) Agile Software Development
2 380 (16.82%) Business Intelligence
3 287 (12.70%) ETL
4 256 (11.33%) MVC
5 251 (11.11%) Analytics
6 210 (9.30%) Scrum
7 202 (8.94%) ITIL
8 201 (8.90%) TDD
9 183 (8.10%) Data Modelling
10 171 (7.57%) Software Engineering
11 169 (7.48%) Test Automation
12 153 (6.77%) Continuous Integration
13 150 (6.64%) OO
14 137 (6.06%) SDLC
15 133 (5.89%) DevOps
16 129 (5.71%) Mathematics
17 108 (4.78%) Business Analysis
17 108 (4.78%) Web Development
18 107 (4.74%) Data Management
19 106 (4.69%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 633 (28.02%) C#
2 501 (22.18%) Java
3 462 (20.45%) JavaScript
4 445 (19.70%) T-SQL
5 318 (14.08%) Python
6 113 (5.00%) PowerShell
7 111 (4.91%) Shell Script
7 111 (4.91%) VBA
8 103 (4.56%) R
9 97 (4.29%) C++
10 91 (4.03%) VB
11 75 (3.32%) PHP
12 59 (2.61%) Scala
13 58 (2.57%) Ruby
14 55 (2.43%) PL/SQL
15 52 (2.30%) C
15 52 (2.30%) Perl
16 47 (2.08%) Bash Shell
17 27 (1.20%) VB.NET
18 24 (1.06%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 367 (16.25%) Degree
2 71 (3.14%) Computer Science Degree
3 49 (2.17%) Microsoft Certification
4 24 (1.06%) Security Cleared
5 21 (0.93%) ISEB
6 20 (0.89%) ISTQB
6 20 (0.89%) PMI Certification
7 19 (0.84%) Numerate Degree
8 18 (0.80%) MCITP
9 15 (0.66%) PhD
9 15 (0.66%) SC Cleared
10 14 (0.62%) CBAP
11 12 (0.53%) CIMA
11 12 (0.53%) Siebel Certification
12 8 (0.35%) Master's Degree
13 6 (0.27%) ACCA
13 6 (0.27%) MCDST
13 6 (0.27%) MCSD
14 5 (0.22%) MCSE
15 4 (0.18%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 167 (7.39%) QA
2 54 (2.39%) Data Quality
3 33 (1.46%) MiFID
4 27 (1.20%) SLA
5 10 (0.44%) GDPR
5 10 (0.44%) SEPA
6 8 (0.35%) EMIR
7 5 (0.22%) GCP
7 5 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 5 (0.22%) PMO
7 5 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 4 (0.18%) PCI DSS
8 4 (0.18%) Solvency II
9 3 (0.13%) Basel III
9 3 (0.13%) Dodd-Frank
9 3 (0.13%) FATCA
9 3 (0.13%) ISO 15022
9 3 (0.13%) ISO 20022
10 2 (0.089%) IFRS
10 2 (0.089%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 75 (3.32%) Active Directory
2 70 (3.10%) Docker
3 35 (1.55%) VMware Infrastructure
4 25 (1.11%) HDFS
5 14 (0.62%) Hyper-V
6 11 (0.49%) VMware Workstation
7 10 (0.44%) Cronacle
8 8 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
9 6 (0.27%) Apache Flume
9 6 (0.27%) Microsoft App-V
10 5 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
10 5 (0.22%) vSphere
10 5 (0.22%) XenApp
11 4 (0.18%) Varnish
11 4 (0.18%) Xen
11 4 (0.18%) XenServer
12 3 (0.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 3 (0.13%) VMware NSX
13 2 (0.089%) Virtual Servers
13 2 (0.089%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 47 (2.08%) Ansible
2 35 (1.55%) Opscode Chef
2 35 (1.55%) Puppet
3 16 (0.71%) SCCM
3 16 (0.71%) Terraform
4 13 (0.58%) HP Quality Center
5 12 (0.53%) Kibana
5 12 (0.53%) Nagios
5 12 (0.53%) Salt
6 10 (0.44%) Kubernetes
6 10 (0.44%) SCOM
7 9 (0.40%) Mesos
8 7 (0.31%) Control-M
8 7 (0.31%) Hadoop YARN
8 7 (0.31%) logstash
8 7 (0.31%) Perfmon
9 6 (0.27%) HAProxy
10 5 (0.22%) BMC PATROL
10 5 (0.22%) Graphite
10 5 (0.22%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 686 (30.37%) Microsoft
2 264 (11.69%) Oracle
3 119 (5.27%) Sybase
4 115 (5.09%) Tableau
5 59 (2.61%) Siebel
6 53 (2.35%) VMware
7 52 (2.30%) Google
8 46 (2.04%) Cognos
9 39 (1.73%) Citrix
10 37 (1.64%) SAP
11 35 (1.55%) OpenText
12 24 (1.06%) Murex
13 23 (1.02%) Alteryx
13 23 (1.02%) Salesforce.com
13 23 (1.02%) Sun
14 21 (0.93%) Red Hat
15 20 (0.89%) Informatica
16 19 (0.84%) HP
17 18 (0.80%) CODA
18 17 (0.75%) MicroStrategy