Period
to 23 August 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 23 August 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
23 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 4 4 4
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Permanent jobs citing SQL 2,301 2,703 2,425
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 22.59% 24.73% 23.87%
As % of the Programming Languages category 37.15% 40.49% 42.08%
Number of salaries quoted 2,098 2,421 2,228
City of London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £40,000 £39,000 £36,175
90th Percentile £87,500 £86,250 £85,000
Central London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.17% +9.09% -

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 6,194 6,676 5,763
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 60.81% 61.09% 56.73%
Number of salaries quoted 5,505 6,052 5,241
City of London median annual salary £67,500 £65,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.85% +8.33% +4.35%
10th Percentile £42,500 £40,250 £37,500
90th Percentile £96,250 £93,750 £95,000
Central London median annual salary £67,500 £65,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +3.85% +8.33% +4.35%

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 23 August 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 23 August 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 - 5 £50,000 -
London Bridge -19 4 £65,000 +26.83%
SQL
Central London

For the 6 months to 23 August 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.

1 887 (38.55%) Finance
2 847 (36.81%) SQL Server
3 651 (28.29%) C#
4 600 (26.08%) Agile Software Development
5 588 (25.55%) .NET
6 582 (25.29%) Python
7 579 (25.16%) Azure
8 495 (21.51%) Microsoft
9 494 (21.47%) Business Intelligence
10 444 (19.30%) Java
11 437 (18.99%) AWS
12 435 (18.90%) JavaScript
13 411 (17.86%) Analytics
14 389 (16.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 387 (16.82%) T-SQL
16 363 (15.78%) Power BI
16 363 (15.78%) Power Platform
17 337 (14.65%) Data Warehouse
18 326 (14.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 320 (13.91%) ETL
20 316 (13.73%) Degree
21 314 (13.65%) Problem-Solving
21 314 (13.65%) DevOps
22 313 (13.60%) Windows
23 276 (11.99%) Analytical Skills
24 273 (11.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
25 249 (10.82%) Fintech
26 241 (10.47%) HTML
27 240 (10.43%) CSS
28 226 (9.82%) Computer Science

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
1 153 (6.65%) SharePoint
2 91 (3.95%) Apache Spark
3 55 (2.39%) IIS
4 35 (1.52%) Confluence
5 30 (1.30%) SAS
6 23 (1.00%) Elasticsearch
7 20 (0.87%) Apache
8 17 (0.74%) Umbraco
9 12 (0.52%) Tomcat
10 10 (0.43%) SharePoint 2010
11 9 (0.39%) Cloud Foundry
12 8 (0.35%) Apache Airflow
12 8 (0.35%) MS Exchange
13 7 (0.30%) Apache Pig
13 7 (0.30%) OpenStack
13 7 (0.30%) WebSphere
14 6 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
14 6 (0.26%) CMS
14 6 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2013
15 5 (0.22%) WordPress
Applications
1 117 (5.08%) Microsoft Excel
2 58 (2.52%) Microsoft Office
3 11 (0.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 11 (0.48%) SPSS
4 10 (0.43%) MS Visio
5 9 (0.39%) InVision
5 9 (0.39%) Sketch
6 5 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.17%) Microsoft Project
7 4 (0.17%) Stata
8 2 (0.087%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.087%) Chatbot
8 2 (0.087%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 104 (4.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (0.61%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 10 (0.43%) Dynamics GP
4 9 (0.39%) SAP Hybris
5 7 (0.30%) SAP Business One
5 7 (0.30%) SAP ERP
5 7 (0.30%) thinkFolio
6 6 (0.26%) Markit EDM
7 5 (0.22%) FastStats
7 5 (0.22%) Misys Midas
7 5 (0.22%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 4 (0.17%) Cognos TM1
9 3 (0.13%) Infor SunSystems
9 3 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
9 3 (0.13%) Visualfiles
10 2 (0.087%) Aareon QL
10 2 (0.087%) Eloqua
10 2 (0.087%) ReMetrica
10 2 (0.087%) Sage X3
10 2 (0.087%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 579 (25.16%) Azure
2 437 (18.99%) AWS
3 363 (15.78%) Power Platform
4 100 (4.35%) GCP
5 75 (3.26%) Azure Data Factory
6 74 (3.22%) Office 365
7 65 (2.82%) PaaS
8 56 (2.43%) SaaS
9 30 (1.30%) GitHub
10 23 (1.00%) Serverless
11 22 (0.96%) IaaS
12 18 (0.78%) OpenShift
13 17 (0.74%) Amazon EC2
14 12 (0.52%) Dynamics 365
15 11 (0.48%) AWS Lambda
16 10 (0.43%) AWS CloudFormation
16 10 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
16 10 (0.43%) Google Analytics
17 9 (0.39%) Adobe Creative Cloud
18 8 (0.35%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 33 (1.43%) Firewall
1 33 (1.43%) SAN
2 30 (1.30%) TCP/IP
3 29 (1.26%) DNS
4 27 (1.17%) WAN
5 26 (1.13%) LAN
6 23 (1.00%) Internet
6 23 (1.00%) Wireless
7 21 (0.91%) BGP
7 21 (0.91%) HTTP
8 18 (0.78%) DHCP
9 17 (0.74%) VoIP
10 11 (0.48%) SSL
11 7 (0.30%) NAS
12 6 (0.26%) FIX Connectivity
12 6 (0.26%) Network Security
12 6 (0.26%) Skype
12 6 (0.26%) VPN
13 4 (0.17%) FTP
14 3 (0.13%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 847 (36.81%) SQL Server
2 389 (16.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 363 (15.78%) Power BI
4 337 (14.65%) Data Warehouse
5 326 (14.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 273 (11.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 209 (9.08%) NoSQL
8 168 (7.30%) Big Data
9 136 (5.91%) Relational Database
10 124 (5.39%) PostgreSQL
11 100 (4.35%) Azure SQL Database
12 96 (4.17%) MySQL
13 95 (4.13%) Hadoop
14 94 (4.09%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 88 (3.82%) Data Lake
16 84 (3.65%) SQL Server 2012
17 63 (2.74%) MongoDB
17 63 (2.74%) SQL Server 2016
18 60 (2.61%) QlikView
19 54 (2.35%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 122 (5.30%) JIRA
2 119 (5.17%) Git (software)
3 90 (3.91%) Team Foundation Server
4 81 (3.52%) Visual Studio
5 71 (3.09%) Jenkins
6 67 (2.91%) Selenium
7 50 (2.17%) Visual Studio Team System
8 43 (1.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 43 (1.87%) TeamCity
9 31 (1.35%) Bitbucket
10 30 (1.30%) Octopus Deploy
11 27 (1.17%) Maven
12 22 (0.96%) Subversion
13 16 (0.70%) JUnit
14 13 (0.56%) Cucumber
14 13 (0.56%) ER Studio
14 13 (0.56%) ERwin
14 13 (0.56%) PowerDesigner
15 12 (0.52%) git-flow
16 11 (0.48%) Hudson
General
1 887 (38.55%) Finance
2 222 (9.65%) Banking
3 128 (5.56%) Marketing
4 71 (3.09%) Front Office
5 67 (2.91%) Advertising
6 55 (2.39%) Back Office
7 44 (1.91%) Law
8 42 (1.83%) Retail
9 40 (1.74%) Telecoms
10 38 (1.65%) Legal
11 33 (1.43%) Investment Banking
12 31 (1.35%) Financial Institution
13 27 (1.17%) Public Sector
14 24 (1.04%) Games
15 18 (0.78%) Retail Banking
16 17 (0.74%) Publishing
17 10 (0.43%) Manufacturing
18 9 (0.39%) Electronics
19 5 (0.22%) General Ledger
19 5 (0.22%) Housing Association
Job Titles
1 967 (42.03%) Developer
2 374 (16.25%) Analyst
3 239 (10.39%) .NET Developer
4 238 (10.34%) C# Developer
5 206 (8.95%) SQL Developer
6 181 (7.87%) Senior Developer
7 171 (7.43%) Java Developer
8 156 (6.78%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 122 (5.30%) Applications Support
9 122 (5.30%) C# .NET Developer
10 118 (5.13%) Support Analyst
11 95 (4.13%) Data Engineer
12 87 (3.78%) Consultant
13 83 (3.61%) DBA
14 78 (3.39%) Azure Developer
15 75 (3.26%) Data Analyst
16 69 (3.00%) Lead Developer
17 66 (2.87%) SQL BI Developer
18 65 (2.82%) Architect
19 63 (2.74%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 588 (25.55%) .NET
2 241 (10.47%) HTML
3 240 (10.43%) CSS
4 214 (9.30%) ASP.NET
5 201 (8.74%) ASP.NET Web API
6 199 (8.65%) AngularJS
7 196 (8.52%) .NET Core
8 190 (8.26%) Web Services
9 136 (5.91%) Spring
10 133 (5.78%) RESTful
11 130 (5.65%) React
12 109 (4.74%) .NET Framework
13 107 (4.65%) XML
14 103 (4.48%) jQuery
15 100 (4.35%) REST
16 88 (3.82%) ASP.NET MVC
17 75 (3.26%) MDX
18 73 (3.17%) Entity Framework
19 62 (2.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 56 (2.43%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 276 (11.99%) Analytical Skills
2 112 (4.87%) Greenfield Project
3 80 (3.48%) User Experience
4 68 (2.96%) Algorithms
5 65 (2.82%) Management Information System
5 65 (2.82%) Reinsurance
6 60 (2.61%) Enterprise Software
7 54 (2.35%) Data Structures
8 50 (2.17%) Data Centre
8 50 (2.17%) Mobile App
9 45 (1.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 39 (1.69%) Data Protection Act
10 39 (1.69%) Self-Motivation
11 38 (1.65%) Equities
11 38 (1.65%) Fixed Income
12 37 (1.61%) N-Tier
13 36 (1.56%) Hedge funds
14 28 (1.22%) Credit Risk
15 27 (1.17%) Public Cloud
16 25 (1.09%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 313 (13.60%) Windows
2 185 (8.04%) Linux
3 152 (6.61%) Windows Server
4 151 (6.56%) Unix
5 50 (2.17%) Windows Server 2008
6 34 (1.48%) Windows Server 2012
7 30 (1.30%) Android
8 19 (0.83%) Apple iOS
9 17 (0.74%) Windows 7
10 15 (0.65%) Windows 10
11 14 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 10 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
13 8 (0.35%) Mac OS
14 5 (0.22%) Windows 8
15 4 (0.17%) Ubuntu
16 2 (0.087%) Amazon Linux
16 2 (0.087%) CentOS
16 2 (0.087%) Mac OS X
17 1 (0.043%) AIX
17 1 (0.043%) DC/OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 600 (26.08%) Agile Software Development
2 494 (21.47%) Business Intelligence
3 411 (17.86%) Analytics
4 320 (13.91%) ETL
5 314 (13.65%) DevOps
5 314 (13.65%) Problem-Solving
6 249 (10.82%) Fintech
7 226 (9.82%) Computer Science
8 211 (9.17%) Microservices
9 210 (9.13%) Data Modelling
10 209 (9.08%) MVC
11 208 (9.04%) TDD
12 185 (8.04%) Scrum
13 165 (7.17%) Continuous Integration
14 164 (7.13%) Test Automation
15 162 (7.04%) Data Analytics
16 157 (6.82%) CRM
17 156 (6.78%) Visualisation
18 151 (6.56%) Software Engineering
19 150 (6.52%) Data Science
Programming Languages
1 651 (28.29%) C#
2 582 (25.29%) Python
3 444 (19.30%) Java
4 435 (18.90%) JavaScript
5 387 (16.82%) T-SQL
6 169 (7.34%) PowerShell
7 143 (6.21%) R
8 110 (4.78%) VBA
9 105 (4.56%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 80 (3.48%) Scala
11 66 (2.87%) PL/SQL
12 64 (2.78%) C++
13 54 (2.35%) VB.NET
14 44 (1.91%) Java 8
14 44 (1.91%) Shell Script
14 44 (1.91%) VB
15 38 (1.65%) TypeScript
16 36 (1.56%) Perl
17 34 (1.48%) C
18 29 (1.26%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 316 (13.73%) Degree
2 111 (4.82%) Computer Science Degree
3 28 (1.22%) Master's Degree
3 28 (1.22%) PhD
4 18 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
4 18 (0.78%) Security Cleared
5 14 (0.61%) ISTQB
6 12 (0.52%) ISEB
7 10 (0.43%) HND
7 10 (0.43%) Numerate Degree
8 9 (0.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 8 (0.35%) MCSD
10 7 (0.30%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 6 (0.26%) AWS Certification
11 6 (0.26%) CCNA
11 6 (0.26%) Cisco Certification
11 6 (0.26%) MCSE
12 4 (0.17%) MCSA
12 4 (0.17%) SC Cleared
13 3 (0.13%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 136 (5.91%) QA
2 74 (3.22%) Data Quality
3 23 (1.00%) SLA
4 17 (0.74%) WAI
5 14 (0.61%) GDPR
6 8 (0.35%) Solvency II
7 5 (0.22%) Actionable Recommendations
7 5 (0.22%) ISO 20022
7 5 (0.22%) ISO 8583
7 5 (0.22%) SEPA
8 3 (0.13%) EMIR
8 3 (0.13%) MiFID
9 1 (0.043%) COBIT
9 1 (0.043%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 137 (5.95%) Docker
2 104 (4.52%) Active Directory
3 81 (3.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 73 (3.17%) Hyper-V
5 26 (1.13%) XenApp
6 22 (0.96%) VirtualBox
7 8 (0.35%) HDFS
7 8 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
8 7 (0.30%) Apache Flume
9 6 (0.26%) VMware Workstation
10 5 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
11 4 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
12 2 (0.087%) Virtual Desktop
12 2 (0.087%) XenDesktop
13 1 (0.043%) Firmware
13 1 (0.043%) Microsoft App-V
13 1 (0.043%) Terminal Server
13 1 (0.043%) UAG
13 1 (0.043%) vSphere
13 1 (0.043%) zsh
Systems Management
1 97 (4.22%) Kubernetes
2 75 (3.26%) Terraform
3 55 (2.39%) Puppet
4 43 (1.87%) Ansible
5 34 (1.48%) Opscode Chef
6 19 (0.83%) Salt
7 15 (0.65%) ITRS Geneos
8 14 (0.61%) SCCM
9 13 (0.56%) Consul
9 13 (0.56%) Grafana
10 12 (0.52%) Microsoft Clustering
11 11 (0.48%) Prometheus
12 9 (0.39%) Dollar Universe
12 9 (0.39%) Failover Clustering
13 8 (0.35%) Norton AntiVirus
14 7 (0.30%) Control-M
14 7 (0.30%) Docker Swarm
15 6 (0.26%) SQL Sentry
16 5 (0.22%) SCOM
17 4 (0.17%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 495 (21.51%) Microsoft
2 206 (8.95%) Oracle
3 192 (8.34%) Tableau
4 123 (5.35%) Google
5 101 (4.39%) VMware
6 73 (3.17%) SAP
7 66 (2.87%) Databricks
8 65 (2.82%) Nintex
9 59 (2.56%) Citrix
10 49 (2.13%) Salesforce.com
11 47 (2.04%) IBM
12 36 (1.56%) Fidessa
13 32 (1.39%) Cognos
14 30 (1.30%) Atlassian
15 29 (1.26%) Informatica
16 24 (1.04%) Cisco
16 24 (1.04%) Sybase
16 24 (1.04%) Veeam
17 21 (0.91%) LogicMonitor
18 19 (0.83%) SaltStack