Period
to 21 January 2022

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 January 2022 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 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 5 8 5
Rank change year-on-year +3 -3 -1
Permanent jobs citing SQL 1,248 864 1,733
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 20.02% 20.19% 18.83%
As % of the Programming Languages category 34.43% 31.54% 32.85%
Number of salaries quoted 1,129 788 1,550
10th Percentile £44,150 £42,500 £40,000
25th Percentile £52,500 £52,500 £48,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £67,500 £70,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year -3.57% +7.69% +8.33%
75th Percentile £83,750 £87,500 £78,500
90th Percentile £101,100 £92,875 £92,500
Central London median annual salary £66,500 £69,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year -3.62% +10.40% +4.17%

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 3,625 2,739 5,275
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 58.14% 64.01% 57.32%
Number of salaries quoted 3,242 2,491 4,673
10th Percentile £47,500 £46,250 £43,125
25th Percentile £57,500 £56,250 £53,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.45% +3.57% +7.69%
75th Percentile £95,000 £88,750 £85,000
90th Percentile £110,000 £110,000 £102,500
Central London median annual salary £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year +7.14% - +7.69%

SQL
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing SQL as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing SQL in the City of London over the 6 months to 21 January 2022.

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 January 2022. 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
Jobs
London Bridge - 5 £90,000 -
SQL
Central London

For the 6 months to 21 January 2022, 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.

1 432 (34.62%) Finance
2 359 (28.77%) Azure
3 356 (28.53%) Agile Software Development
4 342 (27.40%) Python
5 318 (25.48%) Business Intelligence
6 306 (24.52%) Analytics
7 282 (22.60%) C#
8 262 (20.99%) Data Warehouse
9 257 (20.59%) SQL Server
10 235 (18.83%) Microsoft
11 231 (18.51%) Power Platform
11 231 (18.51%) Social Skills
12 223 (17.87%) Java
13 222 (17.79%) Power BI
14 215 (17.23%) ETL
15 204 (16.35%) .NET
16 200 (16.03%) AWS
17 191 (15.30%) DevOps
18 182 (14.58%) Data Modelling
19 179 (14.34%) Analytical Skills
20 168 (13.46%) Visualisation
21 162 (12.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
22 146 (11.70%) Data Science
22 146 (11.70%) Degree
23 139 (11.14%) JavaScript
24 138 (11.06%) T-SQL
25 136 (10.90%) CI/CD
26 128 (10.26%) Problem-Solving
27 124 (9.94%) Data Visualisation
28 123 (9.86%) Fintech

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 59 (4.73%) Confluence
2 51 (4.09%) Apache Spark
3 36 (2.88%) SAS
4 23 (1.84%) SharePoint
5 19 (1.52%) Apache Airflow
6 17 (1.36%) Apache
7 14 (1.12%) Jetty
8 13 (1.04%) Elasticsearch
9 10 (0.80%) IIS
10 7 (0.56%) MS Exchange
11 6 (0.48%) Tomcat
12 5 (0.40%) CMS
13 4 (0.32%) Appian
13 4 (0.32%) nginx
13 4 (0.32%) SugarCRM
14 3 (0.24%) EPiServer
14 3 (0.24%) Luigi
15 2 (0.16%) OpenStack
15 2 (0.16%) SharePoint 2010
15 2 (0.16%) Umbraco
Applications
1 120 (9.62%) Microsoft Excel
2 37 (2.96%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (0.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.32%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.16%) SPSS
6 1 (0.080%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.080%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.080%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.080%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (0.56%) NetSuite
2 3 (0.24%) Alphatax
2 3 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.24%) Dynamics GP
2 3 (0.24%) Elite 3E
2 3 (0.24%) Summit
3 2 (0.16%) Oracle Assets
3 2 (0.16%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (0.16%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 2 (0.16%) Oracle Receivables
3 2 (0.16%) Relativity
3 2 (0.16%) Unit4 Business World
4 1 (0.080%) Actimize
4 1 (0.080%) Bloomberg TOMS
4 1 (0.080%) IntelliMatch
4 1 (0.080%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.080%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.080%) Temenos T24
4 1 (0.080%) thinkFolio
4 1 (0.080%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 359 (28.77%) Azure
2 231 (18.51%) Power Platform
3 200 (16.03%) AWS
4 88 (7.05%) GCP
5 69 (5.53%) Snowflake
6 65 (5.21%) Serverless
7 49 (3.93%) SaaS
8 47 (3.77%) Azure Data Factory
9 37 (2.96%) AWS Lambda
10 36 (2.88%) IaaS
11 35 (2.80%) PaaS
12 27 (2.16%) Azure Active Directory
12 27 (2.16%) Microsoft 365
13 24 (1.92%) GitHub
14 20 (1.60%) Amazon S3
14 20 (1.60%) AWS CloudFormation
15 19 (1.52%) Amazon EC2
16 18 (1.44%) Azure Synapse Analytics
16 18 (1.44%) Matillion
16 18 (1.44%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 23 (1.84%) Firewall
2 11 (0.88%) DNS
3 9 (0.72%) HTTP
4 7 (0.56%) DHCP
5 6 (0.48%) Internet
5 6 (0.48%) Intranet
5 6 (0.48%) TCP/IP
6 5 (0.40%) VoIP
7 4 (0.32%) SD-WAN
8 3 (0.24%) VPN
8 3 (0.24%) WAN
9 2 (0.16%) LAN
9 2 (0.16%) Network Security
9 2 (0.16%) Software-Defined Networking
9 2 (0.16%) SSL
9 2 (0.16%) VLAN
9 2 (0.16%) WebEx
9 2 (0.16%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (0.080%) FIX Connectivity
10 1 (0.080%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 262 (20.99%) Data Warehouse
2 257 (20.59%) SQL Server
3 222 (17.79%) Power BI
4 162 (12.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 118 (9.46%) Tableau
6 104 (8.33%) NoSQL
7 94 (7.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 86 (6.89%) Relational Database
9 74 (5.93%) Big Data
10 63 (5.05%) MySQL
11 62 (4.97%) Data Lake
12 61 (4.89%) Azure SQL Database
13 56 (4.49%) Hadoop
13 56 (4.49%) PostgreSQL
14 54 (4.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 51 (4.09%) Amazon Redshift
16 42 (3.37%) Looker
16 42 (3.37%) Qlik Sense
16 42 (3.37%) QlikView
17 34 (2.72%) Metadata
Development Applications
1 114 (9.13%) Git (software)
2 103 (8.25%) JIRA
3 54 (4.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 42 (3.37%) Selenium
5 36 (2.88%) Visual Studio
6 31 (2.48%) Visual Studio Team System
7 30 (2.40%) Jenkins
8 27 (2.16%) Cucumber
9 25 (2.00%) JMeter
10 21 (1.68%) Bitbucket
10 21 (1.68%) Maven
11 20 (1.60%) JUnit
12 18 (1.44%) NUnit
12 18 (1.44%) SpecFlow
13 17 (1.36%) Gradle
14 16 (1.28%) Mockito
15 15 (1.20%) GitLab
15 15 (1.20%) Postman
16 14 (1.12%) Apache Ivy
16 14 (1.12%) Concordion
General
1 432 (34.62%) Finance
2 231 (18.51%) Social Skills
3 179 (14.34%) Analytical Skills
4 93 (7.45%) Banking
5 67 (5.37%) Advertising
6 49 (3.93%) Marketing
7 48 (3.85%) Law
7 48 (3.85%) Retail
8 32 (2.56%) Legal
8 32 (2.56%) Presentation Skills
9 21 (1.68%) Financial Institution
9 21 (1.68%) Front Office
9 21 (1.68%) Games
10 20 (1.60%) Investment Banking
11 18 (1.44%) Public Sector
12 15 (1.20%) Inclusion and Diversity
12 15 (1.20%) Organisational Skills
13 13 (1.04%) Back Office
13 13 (1.04%) Telecoms
14 12 (0.96%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 383 (30.69%) Developer
2 323 (25.88%) Analyst
3 150 (12.02%) Data Engineer
4 100 (8.01%) Data Analyst
5 96 (7.69%) Senior Developer
6 83 (6.65%) SQL Analyst
7 71 (5.69%) .NET Developer
8 66 (5.29%) Applications Support
8 66 (5.29%) Business Intelligence Analyst
9 64 (5.13%) Support Analyst
10 62 (4.97%) C# Developer
11 59 (4.73%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 57 (4.57%) Business Analyst
13 56 (4.49%) SQL Developer
14 48 (3.85%) Java Developer
15 47 (3.77%) Senior Analyst
16 45 (3.61%) Applications Support Analyst
17 44 (3.53%) Data Scientist
17 44 (3.53%) Support Engineer
18 42 (3.37%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 204 (16.35%) .NET
2 97 (7.77%) Web Services
3 90 (7.21%) JSON
4 86 (6.89%) React
5 84 (6.73%) XML
6 81 (6.49%) CSS
7 77 (6.17%) REST
8 74 (5.93%) .NET Core
9 73 (5.85%) AngularJS
10 70 (5.61%) HTML
11 67 (5.37%) .NET Framework
12 63 (5.05%) ASP.NET
13 49 (3.93%) jQuery
13 49 (3.93%) Kafka
14 48 (3.85%) Entity Framework
15 47 (3.77%) ASP.NET Web API
16 42 (3.37%) RESTful
17 36 (2.88%) Spring
18 33 (2.64%) Node.js
19 26 (2.08%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 51 (4.09%) User Experience
2 44 (3.53%) Greenfield Project
2 44 (3.53%) Reinsurance
3 31 (2.48%) Management Information System
4 26 (2.08%) Data Structures
4 26 (2.08%) Self-Motivation
5 25 (2.00%) Algorithms
5 25 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
6 23 (1.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 22 (1.76%) Equities
7 22 (1.76%) Hedge funds
8 19 (1.52%) Derivative
9 18 (1.44%) Reference Data
10 16 (1.28%) Replication
11 15 (1.20%) Cloud Native
12 14 (1.12%) Mobile App
13 13 (1.04%) N-Tier
13 13 (1.04%) Public Cloud
14 11 (0.88%) Enterprise Cloud
14 11 (0.88%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 107 (8.57%) Linux
2 102 (8.17%) Windows
3 70 (5.61%) Unix
4 40 (3.21%) Windows Server
5 14 (1.12%) Apple iOS
6 12 (0.96%) Android
7 11 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 11 (0.88%) Windows 10
8 6 (0.48%) Windows Server 2016
9 5 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (0.40%) Windows Server 2019
10 3 (0.24%) CentOS
11 2 (0.16%) Solaris
11 2 (0.16%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.080%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.080%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.080%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 356 (28.53%) Agile Software Development
2 318 (25.48%) Business Intelligence
3 306 (24.52%) Analytics
4 215 (17.23%) ETL
5 191 (15.30%) DevOps
6 182 (14.58%) Data Modelling
7 168 (13.46%) Visualisation
8 146 (11.70%) Data Science
9 136 (10.90%) CI/CD
10 128 (10.26%) Problem-Solving
11 124 (9.94%) Data Visualisation
12 123 (9.86%) Fintech
13 122 (9.78%) Test Automation
14 107 (8.57%) Data Analysis
15 100 (8.01%) Machine Learning
16 97 (7.77%) Microservices
17 95 (7.61%) Computer Science
18 94 (7.53%) Full Stack Development
19 88 (7.05%) Scrum
20 87 (6.97%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 342 (27.40%) Python
2 282 (22.60%) C#
3 223 (17.87%) Java
4 139 (11.14%) JavaScript
5 138 (11.06%) T-SQL
6 64 (5.13%) PowerShell
7 62 (4.97%) R
8 44 (3.53%) Scala
9 35 (2.80%) PL/SQL
9 35 (2.80%) TypeScript
10 30 (2.40%) C
11 28 (2.24%) C++
12 27 (2.16%) VBA
13 22 (1.76%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 21 (1.68%) Bash
15 19 (1.52%) VB
16 17 (1.36%) Go
17 14 (1.12%) ANSI SQL
18 13 (1.04%) PHP
19 12 (0.96%) Perl
Qualifications
1 146 (11.70%) Degree
2 40 (3.21%) Computer Science Degree
3 26 (2.08%) Master's Degree
4 14 (1.12%) PhD
5 13 (1.04%) ITIL Certification
6 7 (0.56%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (0.56%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (0.48%) CCNA
8 5 (0.40%) SC Cleared
8 5 (0.40%) Security Cleared
9 4 (0.32%) Numerate Degree
10 3 (0.24%) CISSP
11 2 (0.16%) CISA
11 2 (0.16%) ISEB
11 2 (0.16%) ISTQB
11 2 (0.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 2 (0.16%) MCSE
12 1 (0.080%) CISM
12 1 (0.080%) CSPO
12 1 (0.080%) Tableau Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 122 (9.78%) Data Quality
2 117 (9.38%) QA
3 13 (1.04%) SLA
4 10 (0.80%) Solvency II
5 9 (0.72%) GDPR
6 6 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.32%) NIST
8 3 (0.24%) GRC
9 2 (0.16%) MiFID
10 1 (0.080%) Accessibility
10 1 (0.080%) COBIT
10 1 (0.080%) COSO
10 1 (0.080%) HIPAA
10 1 (0.080%) ITGC
10 1 (0.080%) PCI DSS
10 1 (0.080%) SEPA
System Software
1 75 (6.01%) Docker
2 58 (4.65%) Active Directory
3 22 (1.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (1.12%) Hyper-V
5 12 (0.96%) XenApp
6 11 (0.88%) HDFS
6 11 (0.88%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (0.40%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 5 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (0.32%) Ceph
9 3 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.16%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.080%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 1 (0.080%) VirtualBox
11 1 (0.080%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 85 (6.81%) Kubernetes
2 42 (3.37%) Terraform
3 26 (2.08%) Ansible
4 18 (1.44%) SCCM
5 14 (1.12%) SCOM
6 13 (1.04%) Nagios
7 11 (0.88%) EdgeSight
7 11 (0.88%) SCOrch
7 11 (0.88%) SCVMM
8 6 (0.48%) Kibana
8 6 (0.48%) Kubeflow
8 6 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
8 6 (0.48%) Puppet
9 5 (0.40%) Grafana
9 5 (0.40%) logstash
10 4 (0.32%) HAProxy
11 3 (0.24%) Backup Exec
11 3 (0.24%) Microsoft Intune
11 3 (0.24%) Prometheus
12 2 (0.16%) Automic
Vendors
1 235 (18.83%) Microsoft
2 93 (7.45%) Oracle
3 52 (4.17%) Databricks
4 37 (2.96%) Informatica
4 37 (2.96%) Talend
5 30 (2.40%) Salesforce.com
6 29 (2.32%) Google
6 29 (2.32%) VMware
7 20 (1.60%) Alteryx
7 20 (1.60%) Citrix
8 17 (1.36%) Splunk
9 12 (0.96%) Atlassian
9 12 (0.96%) Bloomberg
10 11 (0.88%) HP
11 10 (0.80%) Red Hat
11 10 (0.80%) SAP
12 9 (0.72%) Sybase
12 9 (0.72%) Tradeweb
13 8 (0.64%) MarketAxess
13 8 (0.64%) MicroStrategy