Period
to 24 October 2020

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 24 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
24 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 11 4 4
Rank change year-on-year -7 0 0
Permanent jobs citing SQL 582 2,098 2,615
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 16.15% 20.98% 23.50%
As % of the Programming Languages category 26.11% 35.07% 37.91%
Number of salaries quoted 538 1,962 2,391
Median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% +4.35%
10th Percentile £37,888 £40,095 £39,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £90,000 £86,250
Central London median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year +4.00% +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 2,229 5,983 6,898
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 61.85% 59.82% 61.99%
Number of salaries quoted 2,003 5,241 6,299
Median annual salary £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.69% +8.33%
10th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £40,500
90th Percentile £105,000 £97,500 £95,000
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year +3.70% +3.85% +8.33%

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 24 October 2020.

Salary histogram for SQL in the City of London

For the 6 months to 24 October 2020, 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.

1 241 (41.41%) Azure
2 228 (39.18%) Finance
3 206 (35.40%) Agile Software Development
4 179 (30.76%) Python
5 177 (30.41%) SQL Server
6 172 (29.55%) Microsoft
7 151 (25.95%) Business Intelligence
8 141 (24.23%) Power Platform
9 135 (23.20%) .NET
10 126 (21.65%) C#
11 121 (20.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 116 (19.93%) JavaScript
13 105 (18.04%) DevOps
14 104 (17.87%) Power BI
15 100 (17.18%) Analytics
16 95 (16.32%) Degree
17 93 (15.98%) Data Warehouse
18 85 (14.60%) Java
18 85 (14.60%) CSS
19 84 (14.43%) ETL
20 83 (14.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
21 82 (14.09%) AWS
22 79 (13.57%) Analytical Skills
23 77 (13.23%) HTML
24 76 (13.06%) XML
25 75 (12.89%) Data Modelling
26 73 (12.54%) Oracle
27 70 (12.03%) Scrum
28 69 (11.86%) OO
29 65 (11.17%) Windows

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 46 (7.90%) SharePoint
2 24 (4.12%) Apache Spark
3 15 (2.58%) SAS
4 10 (1.72%) Apache
5 9 (1.55%) Confluence
5 9 (1.55%) IIS
6 5 (0.86%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (0.69%) nginx
7 4 (0.69%) Skype for Business
8 3 (0.52%) CMS
8 3 (0.52%) Oracle Workflow
8 3 (0.52%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.34%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 2 (0.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.17%) CICS
10 1 (0.17%) Gentran
10 1 (0.17%) IBM HTTP Server
10 1 (0.17%) SilverStripe
10 1 (0.17%) uWSGI
10 1 (0.17%) WordPress
Applications
1 52 (8.93%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (2.23%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.34%) EViews
4 2 (0.34%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.34%) Stata
Business Applications
1 39 (6.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (1.37%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 5 (0.86%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (0.86%) Oracle EBS R12
4 4 (0.69%) SAP Business One
5 3 (0.52%) iTrent
5 3 (0.52%) MoSes
5 3 (0.52%) Northgate Housing
5 3 (0.52%) Oracle AGIS
5 3 (0.52%) Oracle Applications
5 3 (0.52%) Oracle Assets
5 3 (0.52%) Oracle Internet Expenses
5 3 (0.52%) Oracle iProcurement
5 3 (0.52%) Oracle Payables
5 3 (0.52%) Oracle Receivables
6 2 (0.34%) Elite 3E
6 2 (0.34%) Markit EDM
7 1 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.17%) Relativity
7 1 (0.17%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 241 (41.41%) Azure
2 141 (24.23%) Power Platform
3 82 (14.09%) AWS
4 51 (8.76%) Dynamics 365
5 37 (6.36%) Azure Data Factory
6 27 (4.64%) Office 365
6 27 (4.64%) PaaS
7 25 (4.30%) SaaS
8 14 (2.41%) Serverless
9 12 (2.06%) Azure Active Directory
10 11 (1.89%) IaaS
11 10 (1.72%) Amazon S3
12 9 (1.55%) AWS Lambda
12 9 (1.55%) GCP
13 8 (1.37%) PowerApps
14 7 (1.20%) OneDrive
15 6 (1.03%) GitHub
16 4 (0.69%) Amazon EC2
16 4 (0.69%) G Suite
16 4 (0.69%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 16 (2.75%) Firewall
2 8 (1.37%) DNS
3 5 (0.86%) LAN
3 5 (0.86%) Skype
4 4 (0.69%) TCP/IP
5 3 (0.52%) Remote Desktop
5 3 (0.52%) VPN
6 2 (0.34%) SAN
6 2 (0.34%) WAN
7 1 (0.17%) DHCP
7 1 (0.17%) Internet
7 1 (0.17%) NetScaler
7 1 (0.17%) Software-Defined Networking
7 1 (0.17%) SSH
7 1 (0.17%) SSL
7 1 (0.17%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 177 (30.41%) SQL Server
2 121 (20.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 104 (17.87%) Power BI
4 93 (15.98%) Data Warehouse
5 83 (14.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 57 (9.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 43 (7.39%) Big Data
8 42 (7.22%) NoSQL
8 42 (7.22%) Tableau
9 41 (7.04%) Azure SQL Database
10 39 (6.70%) Data Lake
11 35 (6.01%) Hadoop
11 35 (6.01%) PostgreSQL
12 30 (5.15%) MySQL
13 26 (4.47%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
14 23 (3.95%) Apache Hive
15 20 (3.44%) Relational Database
16 19 (3.26%) MongoDB
16 19 (3.26%) OLAP
17 18 (3.09%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 61 (10.48%) Git (software)
2 37 (6.36%) JIRA
3 36 (6.19%) Jenkins
4 31 (5.33%) Visual Studio
5 20 (3.44%) Selenium
6 14 (2.41%) Team Foundation Server
7 13 (2.23%) Maven
8 12 (2.06%) Bitbucket
9 9 (1.55%) Cypress.io
10 7 (1.20%) Visual Studio Team System
11 6 (1.03%) Artifactory
11 6 (1.03%) Cucumber
11 6 (1.03%) JUnit
11 6 (1.03%) SpecFlow
12 5 (0.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 5 (0.86%) Eclipse
12 5 (0.86%) Gradle
12 5 (0.86%) Subversion
12 5 (0.86%) TeamCity
13 4 (0.69%) JIRA Agile
General
1 228 (39.18%) Finance
2 50 (8.59%) Banking
3 31 (5.33%) Private Banking
4 24 (4.12%) Front Office
5 15 (2.58%) Marketing
6 14 (2.41%) Advertising
6 14 (2.41%) Back Office
7 13 (2.23%) Retail
8 12 (2.06%) Legal
9 10 (1.72%) Law
10 8 (1.37%) Public Sector
11 7 (1.20%) Games
12 6 (1.03%) Telecoms
13 5 (0.86%) Electronics
13 5 (0.86%) Investment Banking
13 5 (0.86%) Manufacturing
14 3 (0.52%) Billing
14 3 (0.52%) Financial Institution
14 3 (0.52%) Publishing
14 3 (0.52%) Social Housing
Job Titles
1 243 (41.75%) Developer
2 121 (20.79%) Analyst
3 55 (9.45%) Senior Developer
4 54 (9.28%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 42 (7.22%) SQL Developer
6 40 (6.87%) Business Analyst
7 37 (6.36%) Azure Developer
7 37 (6.36%) Lead Developer
8 33 (5.67%) Data Engineer
9 32 (5.50%) .NET Developer
10 30 (5.15%) Python Developer
11 29 (4.98%) C# Developer
12 28 (4.81%) Consultant
13 24 (4.12%) Data Analyst
14 23 (3.95%) SSIS Developer
15 22 (3.78%) Java Developer
16 20 (3.44%) Applications Support
16 20 (3.44%) Architect
16 20 (3.44%) SQL BI Developer
16 20 (3.44%) SSAS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 135 (23.20%) .NET
2 85 (14.60%) CSS
3 77 (13.23%) HTML
4 76 (13.06%) XML
5 56 (9.62%) ASP.NET
6 49 (8.42%) AngularJS
7 45 (7.73%) React
8 36 (6.19%) JSON
8 36 (6.19%) WCF
9 34 (5.84%) .NET Core
10 33 (5.67%) jQuery
10 33 (5.67%) REST
11 32 (5.50%) SOAP
12 31 (5.33%) XSD
13 28 (4.81%) .NET Framework
13 28 (4.81%) ASP.NET Web API
13 28 (4.81%) Web Services
14 27 (4.64%) Node.js
15 25 (4.30%) Pandas
16 23 (3.95%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 79 (13.57%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (3.61%) Management Information System
3 19 (3.26%) Derivative
3 19 (3.26%) Equities
4 13 (2.23%) Algorithms
4 13 (2.23%) Enterprise Software
4 13 (2.23%) Replication
5 12 (2.06%) Data Centre
6 10 (1.72%) N-Tier
6 10 (1.72%) Public Cloud
6 10 (1.72%) Self-Motivation
7 7 (1.20%) EPoS
7 7 (1.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 7 (1.20%) Hedge funds
8 6 (1.03%) Greenfield Project
8 6 (1.03%) Mobile App
9 5 (0.86%) Data Structures
9 5 (0.86%) Fixed Income
10 4 (0.69%) Hybrid Cloud
10 4 (0.69%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 65 (11.17%) Windows
2 62 (10.65%) Linux
3 28 (4.81%) Unix
4 20 (3.44%) Windows Server
5 7 (1.20%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (1.20%) Windows Server 2019
6 4 (0.69%) Debian
7 3 (0.52%) CentOS
7 3 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (0.52%) Windows 10
7 3 (0.52%) Windows Server 2016
8 2 (0.34%) Solaris
9 1 (0.17%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.17%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.17%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 206 (35.40%) Agile Software Development
2 151 (25.95%) Business Intelligence
3 105 (18.04%) DevOps
4 100 (17.18%) Analytics
5 84 (14.43%) ETL
6 75 (12.89%) Data Modelling
7 70 (12.03%) Scrum
8 69 (11.86%) OO
9 65 (11.17%) Test Automation
10 63 (10.82%) Problem-Solving
11 59 (10.14%) TDD
12 55 (9.45%) SDLC
13 53 (9.11%) Computer Science
14 49 (8.42%) BDD
14 49 (8.42%) Fintech
15 48 (8.25%) Microservices
16 47 (8.08%) Data Analytics
17 45 (7.73%) Web Development
18 43 (7.39%) Continuous Integration
19 42 (7.22%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 179 (30.76%) Python
2 126 (21.65%) C#
3 116 (19.93%) JavaScript
4 85 (14.60%) Java
5 56 (9.62%) T-SQL
6 48 (8.25%) PowerShell
7 26 (4.47%) PL/SQL
8 25 (4.30%) R
9 23 (3.95%) Shell Script
10 20 (3.44%) TypeScript
11 18 (3.09%) C++
12 15 (2.58%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 15 (2.58%) PHP
13 13 (2.23%) Bash Shell
14 12 (2.06%) VBA
15 10 (1.72%) Kotlin
15 10 (1.72%) Scala
16 9 (1.55%) Java 8
17 7 (1.20%) ES6
18 6 (1.03%) HiveQL
Qualifications
1 95 (16.32%) Degree
2 31 (5.33%) Computer Science Degree
3 10 (1.72%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (1.55%) ISEB
4 9 (1.55%) MCSE
5 6 (1.03%) Master's Degree
6 5 (0.86%) CISA
6 5 (0.86%) CISM
6 5 (0.86%) CISSP
6 5 (0.86%) CRISC
7 4 (0.69%) CCNA
7 4 (0.69%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (0.52%) ISTQB
8 3 (0.52%) Numerate Degree
8 3 (0.52%) SC Cleared
8 3 (0.52%) Security Cleared
9 2 (0.34%) A+ Certification
9 2 (0.34%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (0.34%) PhD
10 1 (0.17%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (5.15%) QA
2 12 (2.06%) Data Quality
3 8 (1.37%) SLA
4 7 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.86%) NIST
5 5 (0.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.52%) MiFID
7 1 (0.17%) GDPR
7 1 (0.17%) IFRS
System Software
1 42 (7.22%) Docker
2 24 (4.12%) Active Directory
3 14 (2.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (1.37%) Virtual Desktop
5 6 (1.03%) HDFS
6 4 (0.69%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.52%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.17%) Cronacle
8 1 (0.17%) Time Sharing Option
8 1 (0.17%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 1 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.17%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 30 (5.15%) Kubernetes
2 22 (3.78%) Terraform
3 20 (3.44%) Puppet
4 16 (2.75%) Ansible
5 10 (1.72%) Control-M
6 8 (1.37%) Microsoft Intune
7 7 (1.20%) SCCM
8 4 (0.69%) Prometheus
8 4 (0.69%) WSUS
9 3 (0.52%) HP Quality Center
9 3 (0.52%) Nagios
9 3 (0.52%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (0.52%) ZABBIX
10 2 (0.34%) BMC PATROL
10 2 (0.34%) Microsoft Clustering
11 1 (0.17%) CA Endevor
11 1 (0.17%) Docker Swarm
11 1 (0.17%) Packer
11 1 (0.17%) Tivoli
11 1 (0.17%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 172 (29.55%) Microsoft
2 73 (12.54%) Oracle
3 33 (5.67%) Databricks
4 19 (3.26%) VMware
5 14 (2.41%) Talend
6 13 (2.23%) Informatica
7 11 (1.89%) Nintex
8 10 (1.72%) Atlassian
8 10 (1.72%) Cloudera
8 10 (1.72%) SAP
9 9 (1.55%) Citrix
10 8 (1.37%) Google
10 8 (1.37%) Sparx
11 6 (1.03%) Salesforce.com
12 4 (0.69%) Bloomberg
12 4 (0.69%) Cisco
12 4 (0.69%) HP
12 4 (0.69%) Teradata
12 4 (0.69%) Veeam
13 3 (0.52%) Northgate