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 3 months to 27 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
London / City of London
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 4 4 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1  
Permanent jobs citing SQL 1261 1368 2201
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 24.39% 21.41% 21.61%
As % of the Programming Languages category 43.02% 37.32% 41.47%
Number of salaries quoted 1150 1246 1964
Median salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.54% +4.76%  
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £35,000 £34,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

SQL is in the programming language skills category. The next 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 programming language skills.

Programming Language Skills
City of London
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 2931 3666 5307
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 56.69% 57.36% 52.10%
Number of salaries quoted 2624 3355 4694
Median salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.34% +4.54%  
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £80,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  

SQL
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing SQL as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

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 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Salary histogram for SQL in the City of London

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 1107 (45.39%) Finance
2 1054 (43.21%) SQL Server
3 746 (30.59%) Agile Software Development
4 708 (29.03%) Microsoft
5 595 (24.40%) .NET
6 564 (23.12%) C#
7 538 (22.06%) T-SQL
8 534 (21.89%) Java
9 473 (19.39%) JavaScript
10 470 (19.27%) Business Intelligence
11 450 (18.45%) Degree
12 414 (16.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 404 (16.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 400 (16.40%) Windows
15 381 (15.62%) HTML
16 379 (15.54%) Oracle
17 374 (15.33%) Linux
18 335 (13.74%) Data Warehouse
19 326 (13.37%) Python
20 315 (12.92%) CSS
21 310 (12.71%) Banking
22 296 (12.14%) Analytical Skills
23 275 (11.28%) ETL
24 267 (10.95%) Scrum
25 263 (10.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
26 262 (10.74%) ASP.NET
27 259 (10.62%) MVC
28 253 (10.37%) Computer Science
29 240 (9.84%) AngularJS
30 239 (9.80%) Test Automation

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
1 122 (5.00%) SharePoint
2 81 (3.32%) Apache
3 80 (3.28%) IIS
4 65 (2.67%) Tomcat
5 52 (2.13%) SAS
6 47 (1.93%) Confluence
7 46 (1.89%) MS Exchange
8 41 (1.68%) Apache Spark
8 41 (1.68%) JBoss
9 40 (1.64%) WebSphere
10 38 (1.56%) CMS
11 32 (1.31%) SharePoint 2013
12 29 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2010
13 25 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2013
14 21 (0.86%) BizTalk Server
15 20 (0.82%) WebLogic
16 17 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2007
17 15 (0.62%) Documentum
18 12 (0.49%) SharePoint 2010
18 12 (0.49%) Umbraco
Applications
1 229 (9.39%) Microsoft Excel
2 75 (3.08%) Microsoft Office
3 47 (1.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 44 (1.80%) MS Visio
5 20 (0.82%) SPSS
6 10 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (0.25%) Microsoft Project
8 4 (0.16%) InfoPath
9 3 (0.12%) Stata
10 1 (0.041%) Gephi
Business Applications
1 28 (1.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (0.82%) Markit EDM
3 14 (0.57%) thinkFolio
4 12 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 9 (0.37%) Siebel Analytics
6 8 (0.33%) Eloqua
6 8 (0.33%) MetaTrader
6 8 (0.33%) Revive Adserver
7 7 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
7 7 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
7 7 (0.29%) Oracle Payables
7 7 (0.29%) Raiser's Edge
8 6 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
8 6 (0.25%) Unit4 Business World
9 5 (0.21%) Oracle Receivables
9 5 (0.21%) Payment Gateway
10 4 (0.16%) CaseMap
10 4 (0.16%) Oracle Assets
10 4 (0.16%) Oracle Internet Expenses
10 4 (0.16%) Relativity
Cloud Services
1 220 (9.02%) Microsoft Azure
2 128 (5.25%) Amazon AWS
3 46 (1.89%) SaaS
4 44 (1.80%) Cloud Computing
5 35 (1.44%) Google Cloud Platform
5 35 (1.44%) Office 365
6 24 (0.98%) GitHub
7 16 (0.66%) TestFlight
8 13 (0.53%) Amazon S3
9 12 (0.49%) Amazon EC2
9 12 (0.49%) Google Analytics
10 11 (0.45%) Adobe Analytics
11 10 (0.41%) PaaS
12 9 (0.37%) Amazon ELB
12 9 (0.37%) Azure Active Directory
13 7 (0.29%) G Suite
13 7 (0.29%) Rackspace Cloud
14 6 (0.25%) Amazon Kinesis
14 6 (0.25%) Azure Machine Learning
14 6 (0.25%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 50 (2.05%) Firewall
2 43 (1.76%) SAN
3 34 (1.39%) TCP/IP
4 33 (1.35%) DNS
5 28 (1.15%) FTP
6 27 (1.11%) DHCP
7 26 (1.07%) HTTP
8 24 (0.98%) WAN
9 23 (0.94%) Internet
10 21 (0.86%) VoIP
11 20 (0.82%) VPN
12 18 (0.74%) LAN
13 16 (0.66%) Intranet
13 16 (0.66%) Wireless
14 13 (0.53%) Network Security
15 12 (0.49%) NetScaler
16 10 (0.41%) VLAN
17 8 (0.33%) iSCSI
17 8 (0.33%) LDAP
17 8 (0.33%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1054 (43.21%) SQL Server
2 414 (16.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 404 (16.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 335 (13.74%) Data Warehouse
5 263 (10.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 181 (7.42%) NoSQL
7 178 (7.30%) Power BI
8 162 (6.64%) Relational Database
9 143 (5.86%) SQL Server 2008
10 141 (5.78%) Big Data
11 129 (5.29%) SQL Server 2012
12 124 (5.08%) MySQL
13 77 (3.16%) Oracle Database
14 76 (3.12%) MongoDB
15 69 (2.83%) BusinessObjects
16 65 (2.67%) Hadoop
17 59 (2.42%) QlikView
18 52 (2.13%) SQL Server 2016
19 49 (2.01%) RDBMS
19 49 (2.01%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 161 (6.60%) Git (software)
2 150 (6.15%) JIRA
3 134 (5.49%) Visual Studio
4 131 (5.37%) Team Foundation Server
5 120 (4.92%) Maven
6 113 (4.63%) Jenkins
6 113 (4.63%) Selenium
7 105 (4.31%) Subversion
8 91 (3.73%) JUnit
9 81 (3.32%) TeamCity
10 54 (2.21%) NUnit
11 46 (1.89%) SpecFlow
12 43 (1.76%) Cucumber
13 39 (1.60%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 38 (1.56%) Jasmine
14 38 (1.56%) Octopus Deploy
15 35 (1.44%) Eclipse
16 31 (1.27%) Ant
17 29 (1.19%) Talend Open Studio
18 28 (1.15%) Gradle
General
1 1107 (45.39%) Finance
2 310 (12.71%) Banking
3 151 (6.19%) Front Office
4 103 (4.22%) Marketing
5 100 (4.10%) Retail
6 80 (3.28%) Legal
7 77 (3.16%) Advertising
8 71 (2.91%) Financial Institution
9 70 (2.87%) Investment Banking
10 67 (2.75%) Law
11 56 (2.30%) Back Office
12 39 (1.60%) Telecoms
13 35 (1.44%) Games
14 29 (1.19%) Publishing
15 27 (1.11%) Manufacturing
16 21 (0.86%) Billing
17 14 (0.57%) French Language
18 12 (0.49%) Electronics
19 9 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
20 7 (0.29%) German Language
Job Titles
1 993 (40.71%) Developer
2 635 (26.04%) Analyst
3 244 (10.00%) Senior Developer
4 239 (9.80%) SQL Developer
5 209 (8.57%) Java Developer
6 208 (8.53%) .NET Developer
7 195 (8.00%) C# Developer
8 168 (6.89%) Applications Support
9 163 (6.68%) Support Analyst
10 150 (6.15%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 131 (5.37%) Business Analyst
12 128 (5.25%) C# .NET Developer
13 122 (5.00%) SQL Analyst
14 108 (4.43%) Senior Java Developer
15 104 (4.26%) Lead Developer
16 96 (3.94%) Junior
17 92 (3.77%) DBA
18 89 (3.65%) Applications Support Analyst
19 86 (3.53%) Architect
20 82 (3.36%) Financial Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 595 (24.40%) .NET
2 381 (15.62%) HTML
3 315 (12.92%) CSS
4 262 (10.74%) ASP.NET
5 240 (9.84%) AngularJS
6 224 (9.18%) XML
7 194 (7.95%) jQuery
8 186 (7.63%) Web Services
9 145 (5.95%) HTML5
10 143 (5.86%) .NET Framework
11 135 (5.54%) ASP.NET MVC
12 127 (5.21%) Spring
13 120 (4.92%) REST
14 114 (4.67%) ASP.NET Web API
15 111 (4.55%) WCF
16 101 (4.14%) WPF
17 99 (4.06%) Hibernate
18 96 (3.94%) FIX Protocol
19 89 (3.65%) Entity Framework
20 87 (3.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 296 (12.14%) Analytical Skills
2 253 (10.37%) Computer Science
3 176 (7.22%) Fintech
4 125 (5.13%) User Experience
5 105 (4.31%) Greenfield Project
6 75 (3.08%) Management Information System
7 74 (3.03%) Fixed Income
8 60 (2.46%) Mobile App
9 54 (2.21%) Client/Server
10 53 (2.17%) Clustering
11 49 (2.01%) Algorithms
12 48 (1.97%) Replication
13 44 (1.80%) Credit Risk
14 43 (1.76%) Equities
14 43 (1.76%) Hedge funds
15 42 (1.72%) Data Structures
16 35 (1.44%) Derivative
17 32 (1.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 32 (1.31%) Market Risk
17 32 (1.31%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 400 (16.40%) Windows
2 374 (15.33%) Linux
3 195 (8.00%) Unix
4 131 (5.37%) Windows Server
5 71 (2.91%) Windows Server 2008
6 69 (2.83%) Windows Server 2012
7 39 (1.60%) Apple iOS
8 37 (1.52%) Windows 7
9 30 (1.23%) Android
10 23 (0.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 20 (0.82%) CentOS
11 20 (0.82%) Windows 10
12 18 (0.74%) Windows 8
13 12 (0.49%) Mac OS X
14 9 (0.37%) Debian
14 9 (0.37%) Solaris
14 9 (0.37%) Windows Phone
15 8 (0.33%) VMS
16 7 (0.29%) Windows Server 2003
17 6 (0.25%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 746 (30.59%) Agile Software Development
2 470 (19.27%) Business Intelligence
3 275 (11.28%) ETL
4 267 (10.95%) Scrum
5 259 (10.62%) MVC
6 239 (9.80%) Test Automation
7 220 (9.02%) TDD
8 214 (8.77%) Continuous Integration
9 212 (8.69%) Analytics
10 164 (6.72%) SDLC
11 159 (6.52%) Data Modelling
12 147 (6.03%) Software Engineering
13 138 (5.66%) ITIL
14 125 (5.13%) BDD
14 125 (5.13%) DevOps
15 114 (4.67%) Data Analysis
15 114 (4.67%) Mathematics
16 109 (4.47%) Business Analysis
17 106 (4.35%) Mentoring
18 105 (4.31%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 564 (23.12%) C#
2 538 (22.06%) T-SQL
3 534 (21.89%) Java
4 473 (19.39%) JavaScript
5 326 (13.37%) Python
6 151 (6.19%) PowerShell
7 99 (4.06%) Shell Script
8 98 (4.02%) PL/SQL
9 97 (3.98%) R
10 94 (3.85%) VBA
11 91 (3.73%) C++
12 81 (3.32%) PHP
13 78 (3.20%) Perl
14 58 (2.38%) Ruby
14 58 (2.38%) Scala
15 53 (2.17%) Bash Shell
16 52 (2.13%) VB
17 42 (1.72%) C
18 34 (1.39%) VB.NET
19 26 (1.07%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 450 (18.45%) Degree
2 115 (4.72%) Computer Science Degree
3 50 (2.05%) ISEB
4 41 (1.68%) Microsoft Certification
5 25 (1.03%) ISTQB
6 23 (0.94%) Security Cleared
7 22 (0.90%) Numerate Degree
8 19 (0.78%) PMI Certification
9 18 (0.74%) PhD
10 15 (0.62%) PMP
11 13 (0.53%) Master's Degree
11 13 (0.53%) MCP
12 12 (0.49%) Cisco Certification
13 11 (0.45%) CISSP
14 10 (0.41%) CISM
15 9 (0.37%) ITIL Certification
16 8 (0.33%) SC Cleared
17 7 (0.29%) CBAP
17 7 (0.29%) CCNA
17 7 (0.29%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 161 (6.60%) QA
2 96 (3.94%) Data Quality
3 45 (1.85%) MiFID
4 28 (1.15%) SLA
5 16 (0.66%) EMIR
6 15 (0.62%) PMO
7 9 (0.37%) ISO 20022
7 9 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 7 (0.29%) ISO 15022
9 6 (0.25%) Basel II
9 6 (0.25%) IFRS
9 6 (0.25%) IFRS 9
9 6 (0.25%) PCI DSS
9 6 (0.25%) Solvency II
10 5 (0.21%) Dodd-Frank
10 5 (0.21%) SEPA
11 4 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 3 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 2 (0.082%) COREP
13 2 (0.082%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 100 (4.10%) Active Directory
2 69 (2.83%) Docker
3 55 (2.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 21 (0.86%) Hyper-V
5 19 (0.78%) XenApp
6 17 (0.70%) Virtual Machines
7 16 (0.66%) vSphere
8 14 (0.57%) VMware ESXi
9 9 (0.37%) HDFS
10 7 (0.29%) Varnish
10 7 (0.29%) Virtual Servers
11 6 (0.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 6 (0.25%) NFS
12 5 (0.21%) Firmware
13 2 (0.082%) EMC RecoverPoint
13 2 (0.082%) VMware Workstation
13 2 (0.082%) Xen
13 2 (0.082%) XenDesktop
13 2 (0.082%) XenServer
14 1 (0.041%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 36 (1.48%) Puppet
2 35 (1.44%) Ansible
3 30 (1.23%) Opscode Chef
4 29 (1.19%) SCCM
5 24 (0.98%) Nagios
6 21 (0.86%) Control-M
7 18 (0.74%) Kubernetes
8 13 (0.53%) SCOM
9 12 (0.49%) Salt
10 10 (0.41%) Terraform
11 9 (0.37%) Cacti
11 9 (0.37%) Graphite
11 9 (0.37%) Munin
11 9 (0.37%) WSUS
12 8 (0.33%) Grafana
13 7 (0.29%) Backup Exec
13 7 (0.29%) HAProxy
13 7 (0.29%) HP Quality Center
14 5 (0.21%) Norton AntiVirus
14 5 (0.21%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 708 (29.03%) Microsoft
2 379 (15.54%) Oracle
3 160 (6.56%) Tableau
4 97 (3.98%) Sybase
5 82 (3.36%) VMware
6 56 (2.30%) Cognos
6 56 (2.30%) Google
7 47 (1.93%) Citrix
8 45 (1.85%) SAP
9 44 (1.80%) Red Hat
10 42 (1.72%) Salesforce.com
11 30 (1.23%) MicroStrategy
11 30 (1.23%) Xamarin
12 29 (1.19%) Talend
13 28 (1.15%) Atlassian
14 27 (1.11%) HP
15 26 (1.07%) Cisco
16 25 (1.03%) IBM
17 24 (0.98%) Adobe
17 24 (0.98%) Siebel
City, London
I3
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + good beneifts
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
I.T. Skillfinder
Salary: From £65,000 to £70,000 per annum Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum + beenfits
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: Competitive salary and excellent benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
I3
Salary: £75000 - £85000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Stott & May
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Pioneer Search
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
ZenTech Talent
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
I3
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Catena Media
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum + Training + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Circa £50,000 - £70,000 and strong bonus/benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Nicoll Curtin
Salary: £45000 - £75000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Big Wednesday Digital Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £105000 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Bare Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum - depending on experience. Plus benefits.
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + plus package and bonus
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £55,000 - £72,000 and excellent benefits / equity
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Montash
Salary: From £70,000 to £80,000 per annum +10% Bonus + Pensions + healthcare +
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £42,000 - £60,000 and strong benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + 20% Bonus + Bens
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Venturi
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + 12% bonus and full benefits
Posted: Yesterday