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 25 May 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
London / City of London
3 months to
25 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 4 4 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1  
Permanent jobs citing SQL 1287 1388 2130
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 24.41% 21.12% 21.21%
As % of the Programming Languages category 42.55% 37.36% 41.59%
Number of salaries quoted 1165 1275 1906
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 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £72,500
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 3025 3715 5122
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 57.37% 56.53% 51.01%
Number of salaries quoted 2715 3414 4532
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 £77,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

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 25 May 2017.

Salary histogram for SQL in the City of London

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 1077 (43.94%) Finance
2 997 (40.68%) SQL Server
3 741 (30.23%) Agile Software Development
4 645 (26.32%) Microsoft
5 573 (23.38%) .NET
6 559 (22.81%) Java
7 544 (22.20%) C#
8 522 (21.30%) T-SQL
9 468 (19.09%) JavaScript
10 457 (18.65%) Business Intelligence
11 418 (17.05%) Degree
12 399 (16.28%) Oracle
13 385 (15.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 379 (15.46%) Windows
15 375 (15.30%) Linux
16 374 (15.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 371 (15.14%) HTML
18 343 (13.99%) Banking
19 321 (13.10%) Python
20 315 (12.85%) Data Warehouse
21 297 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
22 292 (11.91%) CSS
23 257 (10.49%) ETL
24 255 (10.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
25 246 (10.04%) Scrum
25 246 (10.04%) Computer Science
26 245 (10.00%) AngularJS
27 241 (9.83%) MVC
28 235 (9.59%) ASP.NET
29 233 (9.51%) 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
1 109 (4.45%) SharePoint
2 93 (3.79%) IIS
3 91 (3.71%) Apache
4 84 (3.43%) Tomcat
5 50 (2.04%) SAS
6 46 (1.88%) Apache Spark
7 41 (1.67%) MS Exchange
8 40 (1.63%) Confluence
8 40 (1.63%) JBoss
9 39 (1.59%) WebSphere
10 30 (1.22%) CMS
11 29 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2010
12 27 (1.10%) SharePoint 2013
13 25 (1.02%) BizTalk Server
13 25 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2013
14 17 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2007
14 17 (0.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 17 (0.69%) WebLogic
15 11 (0.45%) Elasticsearch
16 10 (0.41%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 218 (8.89%) Microsoft Excel
2 70 (2.86%) Microsoft Office
3 57 (2.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 43 (1.75%) MS Visio
5 20 (0.82%) SPSS
6 7 (0.29%) Microsoft Project
6 7 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.12%) Stata
8 2 (0.082%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.041%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.041%) Gephi
9 1 (0.041%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 32 (1.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 21 (0.86%) Markit EDM
3 14 (0.57%) thinkFolio
4 13 (0.53%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 9 (0.37%) Siebel Analytics
6 8 (0.33%) Dynamics NAV
7 7 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
7 7 (0.29%) Raiser's Edge
7 7 (0.29%) Unit4 Business World
8 6 (0.24%) Bloomberg TOMS
8 6 (0.24%) Cognos Planning
9 5 (0.20%) MetaTrader
9 5 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
9 5 (0.20%) Oracle Payables
9 5 (0.20%) Sage X3
10 4 (0.16%) Adobe Campaign
10 4 (0.16%) CaseMap
10 4 (0.16%) CSG Singleview
10 4 (0.16%) Oracle Receivables
10 4 (0.16%) Relativity
Cloud Services
1 193 (7.87%) Microsoft Azure
2 107 (4.37%) Amazon AWS
3 42 (1.71%) Cloud Computing
4 39 (1.59%) SaaS
5 37 (1.51%) Office 365
6 29 (1.18%) GitHub
7 23 (0.94%) Google Cloud Platform
8 15 (0.61%) Amazon S3
9 14 (0.57%) Google Analytics
10 13 (0.53%) Adobe Analytics
10 13 (0.53%) TestFlight
11 12 (0.49%) PaaS
12 11 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
13 10 (0.41%) G Suite
14 8 (0.33%) Amazon ELB
14 8 (0.33%) IaaS
15 7 (0.29%) Amazon Kinesis
16 6 (0.24%) Azure Active Directory
16 6 (0.24%) Mimecast
17 5 (0.20%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 49 (2.00%) Firewall
2 45 (1.84%) SAN
3 30 (1.22%) DNS
3 30 (1.22%) FTP
4 28 (1.14%) HTTP
4 28 (1.14%) Internet
5 27 (1.10%) TCP/IP
6 26 (1.06%) DHCP
7 25 (1.02%) WAN
8 20 (0.82%) LAN
9 19 (0.78%) NetScaler
9 19 (0.78%) VoIP
10 17 (0.69%) VPN
11 16 (0.65%) Wireless
12 14 (0.57%) Network Security
13 13 (0.53%) VLAN
14 12 (0.49%) iSCSI
15 11 (0.45%) SSL
16 9 (0.37%) LDAP
16 9 (0.37%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 997 (40.68%) SQL Server
2 385 (15.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 374 (15.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 315 (12.85%) Data Warehouse
5 255 (10.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 170 (6.94%) Power BI
7 169 (6.90%) NoSQL
8 168 (6.85%) Relational Database
9 146 (5.96%) Big Data
10 143 (5.83%) SQL Server 2008
11 126 (5.14%) MySQL
12 120 (4.90%) SQL Server 2012
13 85 (3.47%) Oracle Database
14 72 (2.94%) Hadoop
15 70 (2.86%) MongoDB
16 67 (2.73%) BusinessObjects
17 56 (2.28%) QlikView
18 51 (2.08%) SQL Server 2016
19 46 (1.88%) RDBMS
20 44 (1.80%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 163 (6.65%) Git (software)
2 144 (5.88%) JIRA
3 134 (5.47%) Maven
4 127 (5.18%) Team Foundation Server
5 116 (4.73%) Visual Studio
6 109 (4.45%) Jenkins
7 99 (4.04%) Selenium
8 98 (4.00%) JUnit
9 96 (3.92%) Subversion
10 71 (2.90%) TeamCity
11 57 (2.33%) NUnit
12 40 (1.63%) Cucumber
13 39 (1.59%) SpecFlow
14 38 (1.55%) Gradle
15 37 (1.51%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
16 36 (1.47%) Eclipse
17 33 (1.35%) Octopus Deploy
18 30 (1.22%) Jasmine
19 28 (1.14%) Ant
20 27 (1.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 1077 (43.94%) Finance
2 343 (13.99%) Banking
3 169 (6.90%) Front Office
4 90 (3.67%) Marketing
4 90 (3.67%) Retail
5 77 (3.14%) Legal
6 74 (3.02%) Advertising
7 68 (2.77%) Law
8 66 (2.69%) Financial Institution
9 65 (2.65%) Investment Banking
10 54 (2.20%) Back Office
11 31 (1.26%) Telecoms
12 24 (0.98%) Publishing
13 20 (0.82%) Billing
13 20 (0.82%) Games
14 19 (0.78%) Manufacturing
15 14 (0.57%) French Language
16 10 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
17 8 (0.33%) German Language
18 6 (0.24%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 1017 (41.49%) Developer
2 630 (25.70%) Analyst
3 250 (10.20%) Senior Developer
4 246 (10.04%) SQL Developer
5 231 (9.42%) Java Developer
6 197 (8.04%) .NET Developer
7 193 (7.87%) C# Developer
8 162 (6.61%) Support Analyst
9 157 (6.41%) Applications Support
10 144 (5.88%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 138 (5.63%) SQL Analyst
12 134 (5.47%) Business Analyst
13 125 (5.10%) Senior Java Developer
14 117 (4.77%) C# .NET Developer
15 101 (4.12%) Junior
16 95 (3.88%) DBA
17 88 (3.59%) Data Analyst
18 87 (3.55%) Lead Developer
19 86 (3.51%) Applications Support Analyst
19 86 (3.51%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 573 (23.38%) .NET
2 371 (15.14%) HTML
3 292 (11.91%) CSS
4 245 (10.00%) AngularJS
5 235 (9.59%) ASP.NET
6 224 (9.14%) XML
7 178 (7.26%) jQuery
7 178 (7.26%) Web Services
8 151 (6.16%) Spring
9 130 (5.30%) HTML5
10 126 (5.14%) .NET Framework
11 120 (4.90%) WCF
12 119 (4.86%) ASP.NET MVC
13 118 (4.81%) REST
14 114 (4.65%) ASP.NET Web API
15 104 (4.24%) WPF
16 91 (3.71%) FIX Protocol
16 91 (3.71%) Hibernate
17 82 (3.35%) Entity Framework
18 80 (3.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 297 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
2 246 (10.04%) Computer Science
3 165 (6.73%) Fintech
4 97 (3.96%) Greenfield Project
4 97 (3.96%) User Experience
5 83 (3.39%) Fixed Income
6 69 (2.82%) Client/Server
7 66 (2.69%) Management Information System
8 56 (2.28%) Mobile App
9 49 (2.00%) Algorithms
9 49 (2.00%) Clustering
10 44 (1.80%) Derivative
10 44 (1.80%) Replication
11 42 (1.71%) Equities
12 40 (1.63%) Credit Risk
13 39 (1.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 37 (1.51%) Hedge funds
15 36 (1.47%) Reference Data
16 35 (1.43%) Data Structures
17 32 (1.31%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 379 (15.46%) Windows
2 375 (15.30%) Linux
3 208 (8.49%) Unix
4 123 (5.02%) Windows Server
5 67 (2.73%) Windows Server 2012
6 66 (2.69%) Windows Server 2008
7 37 (1.51%) Apple iOS
8 33 (1.35%) Android
9 28 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 25 (1.02%) Windows 7
11 21 (0.86%) CentOS
12 16 (0.65%) Windows 10
13 15 (0.61%) Mac OS X
14 13 (0.53%) Windows 8
15 12 (0.49%) Debian
16 9 (0.37%) Solaris
16 9 (0.37%) Windows Phone
17 8 (0.33%) NetWare
17 8 (0.33%) SUSE
17 8 (0.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 741 (30.23%) Agile Software Development
2 457 (18.65%) Business Intelligence
3 257 (10.49%) ETL
4 246 (10.04%) Scrum
5 241 (9.83%) MVC
6 233 (9.51%) Test Automation
7 226 (9.22%) TDD
8 215 (8.77%) Continuous Integration
9 206 (8.40%) Analytics
10 170 (6.94%) SDLC
11 140 (5.71%) Data Modelling
12 137 (5.59%) BDD
13 133 (5.43%) Software Engineering
14 127 (5.18%) Data Analysis
15 125 (5.10%) ITIL
15 125 (5.10%) Mentoring
16 123 (5.02%) DevOps
17 115 (4.69%) Mathematics
18 108 (4.41%) CRM
19 106 (4.32%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 559 (22.81%) Java
2 544 (22.20%) C#
3 522 (21.30%) T-SQL
4 468 (19.09%) JavaScript
5 321 (13.10%) Python
6 148 (6.04%) PowerShell
7 111 (4.53%) PL/SQL
8 97 (3.96%) R
9 92 (3.75%) Shell Script
10 89 (3.63%) VBA
11 88 (3.59%) C++
12 78 (3.18%) Perl
13 67 (2.73%) PHP
13 67 (2.73%) Scala
14 54 (2.20%) VB
15 52 (2.12%) Bash Shell
16 50 (2.04%) Ruby
17 46 (1.88%) C
18 35 (1.43%) VB.NET
19 28 (1.14%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 418 (17.05%) Degree
2 55 (2.24%) ISEB
3 34 (1.39%) Microsoft Certification
4 32 (1.31%) ISTQB
5 26 (1.06%) Security Cleared
6 23 (0.94%) Mathematical Degree
7 20 (0.82%) CISA
8 17 (0.69%) PCI QSA
9 15 (0.61%) PMI Certification
9 15 (0.61%) PMP
10 14 (0.57%) PhD
11 13 (0.53%) Cisco Certification
12 12 (0.49%) MCP
13 11 (0.45%) Master's Degree
14 10 (0.41%) CISM
14 10 (0.41%) CISSP
15 9 (0.37%) ITIL Certification
15 9 (0.37%) SC Cleared
16 8 (0.33%) CCNA
16 8 (0.33%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 157 (6.41%) QA
2 86 (3.51%) Data Quality
3 44 (1.80%) MiFID
4 23 (0.94%) SLA
5 21 (0.86%) PCI DSS
6 15 (0.61%) EMIR
6 15 (0.61%) PMO
7 9 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 6 (0.24%) Basel II
8 6 (0.24%) IFRS
8 6 (0.24%) IFRS 9
8 6 (0.24%) ISO20022
9 4 (0.16%) Dodd-Frank
9 4 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 4 (0.16%) ISO15022
9 4 (0.16%) Solvency II
10 3 (0.12%) SEPA
11 2 (0.082%) COREP
11 2 (0.082%) ISO 8583
12 1 (0.041%) COBIT
System Software
1 103 (4.20%) Active Directory
2 67 (2.73%) Docker
3 63 (2.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 30 (1.22%) XenApp
5 20 (0.82%) Hyper-V
6 18 (0.73%) vSphere
7 16 (0.65%) Virtual Machines
8 14 (0.57%) VMware ESXi
9 11 (0.45%) Virtual Servers
10 9 (0.37%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 7 (0.29%) HDFS
11 7 (0.29%) XenDesktop
12 6 (0.24%) NFS
13 5 (0.20%) Firmware
13 5 (0.20%) Varnish
14 4 (0.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
15 2 (0.082%) EMC RecoverPoint
15 2 (0.082%) Oracle RAC
15 2 (0.082%) VMware Workstation
16 1 (0.041%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 34 (1.39%) Puppet
2 33 (1.35%) Ansible
3 30 (1.22%) SCCM
4 28 (1.14%) Opscode Chef
5 26 (1.06%) Nagios
6 19 (0.78%) Control-M
6 19 (0.78%) Kubernetes
7 17 (0.69%) SCOM
8 11 (0.45%) HP Quality Center
9 10 (0.41%) Salt
10 8 (0.33%) Cacti
10 8 (0.33%) EMC VPLEX
10 8 (0.33%) Graphite
10 8 (0.33%) Munin
10 8 (0.33%) NetIQ Identity Manager
10 8 (0.33%) Simpana
10 8 (0.33%) Terraform
10 8 (0.33%) WSUS
11 7 (0.29%) Grafana
11 7 (0.29%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 645 (26.32%) Microsoft
2 399 (16.28%) Oracle
3 152 (6.20%) Tableau
4 91 (3.71%) Sybase
5 88 (3.59%) VMware
6 62 (2.53%) Cognos
7 51 (2.08%) Citrix
8 49 (2.00%) Salesforce.com
9 48 (1.96%) Google
10 46 (1.88%) Red Hat
11 44 (1.80%) SAP
12 35 (1.43%) IBM
13 34 (1.39%) HP
14 31 (1.26%) Atlassian
15 29 (1.18%) Adobe
15 29 (1.18%) PayPal
16 27 (1.10%) Xamarin
17 26 (1.06%) Talend
18 24 (0.98%) Cisco
18 24 (0.98%) MicroStrategy
City, London
onezeero.
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Huxley Associates
Salary: £40000 - £85000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Huxley Associates
Salary: £40000 - £85000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £25000 - £27000 per annum + 23 days annual leave, bonus
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £30k to £40k + benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
I3
Salary: £75000 - £85000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Huxley Associates
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Gravitas Recruitment Group
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £60k to £85k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £65k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Computer People
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits + Car Allowance
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Spencer Rose
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: Up to £100,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + bonus+benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £80k to £90k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £42,000 - £60,000 and strong benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £55k to £70k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Recommend Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum bonus, healthcare, pension, life ass
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Best Practice Talent Solutions
Salary: From £40,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Salary: £45000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Private Health
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £90,000 to £125,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Bloomberg
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Amicus Recruitment Limited
Salary: £55000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
The People Network
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: up to £25,000 + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
I3
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 2 days ago