Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 4 4 4
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Permanent jobs citing SQL 1,732 2,264 2,267
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 18.82% 22.10% 21.88%
As % of the Programming Languages category 32.84% 35.21% 37.71%
Number of salaries quoted 1,541 1,993 2,043
City of London median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £87,500 £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 5,274 6,430 6,012
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 57.32% 62.77% 58.01%
Number of salaries quoted 4,617 5,849 5,412
City of London median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% +4.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £43,750 £40,950 £39,525
90th Percentile £102,500 £96,250 £95,000
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +7.69% +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 21 January 2020.

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 2020. 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
London Bridge -7 17 £57,500 +4.55%
Moorgate -8 1 £60,000 +41.18%
SQL
Central London

For the 6 months to 21 January 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.

1 584 (33.72%) Finance
2 499 (28.81%) C#
2 499 (28.81%) Python
3 493 (28.46%) SQL Server
4 468 (27.02%) Agile Software Development
5 452 (26.10%) Azure
6 421 (24.31%) .NET
7 359 (20.73%) JavaScript
8 343 (19.80%) Java
9 342 (19.75%) AWS
10 285 (16.45%) Microsoft
11 284 (16.40%) Business Intelligence
12 253 (14.61%) Degree
13 245 (14.15%) Analytics
14 238 (13.74%) Problem-Solving
15 237 (13.68%) Data Warehouse
16 236 (13.63%) DevOps
17 233 (13.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 231 (13.34%) Computer Science
19 227 (13.11%) ETL
20 219 (12.64%) HTML
21 216 (12.47%) T-SQL
22 204 (11.78%) CSS
23 198 (11.43%) MVC
24 193 (11.14%) Fintech
25 189 (10.91%) Power Platform
26 184 (10.62%) Power BI
26 184 (10.62%) Docker
26 184 (10.62%) Linux
27 176 (10.16%) AngularJS

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
1 101 (5.83%) Apache Spark
2 68 (3.93%) SharePoint
3 35 (2.02%) Elasticsearch
4 33 (1.91%) SAS
5 22 (1.27%) Apache
6 18 (1.04%) Confluence
7 16 (0.92%) WebSphere
8 15 (0.87%) Cloud Foundry
8 15 (0.87%) CMS
8 15 (0.87%) Tomcat
9 14 (0.81%) IIS
10 10 (0.58%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 10 (0.58%) Apache Airflow
10 10 (0.58%) Apache Solr
10 10 (0.58%) WebSphere Application Server
11 5 (0.29%) JBoss
11 5 (0.29%) MS Exchange
11 5 (0.29%) OpenStack
11 5 (0.29%) Oracle Workflow
12 4 (0.23%) nginx
Applications
1 105 (6.06%) Microsoft Excel
2 42 (2.42%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (0.52%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.23%) Acrobat
5 4 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
5 4 (0.23%) SPSS
6 3 (0.17%) InDesign
6 3 (0.17%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.12%) Chatbot
7 2 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 38 (2.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.58%) Magento
2 10 (0.58%) SAP Hybris
2 10 (0.58%) SDL Web 8
3 6 (0.35%) SAP Business One
4 5 (0.29%) Salerio
5 4 (0.23%) Markit EDM
5 4 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.17%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 2 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.12%) FastStats
7 2 (0.12%) Northgate Housing
7 2 (0.12%) Oracle EBS R12
7 2 (0.12%) RiskWrite
7 2 (0.12%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 2 (0.12%) Temenos T24
7 2 (0.12%) thinkFolio
8 1 (0.058%) Aareon QL
8 1 (0.058%) Payment Gateway
8 1 (0.058%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 452 (26.10%) Azure
2 342 (19.75%) AWS
3 189 (10.91%) Power Platform
4 61 (3.52%) GCP
5 53 (3.06%) Office 365
6 38 (2.19%) PaaS
7 35 (2.02%) Azure Data Factory
8 34 (1.96%) SaaS
9 32 (1.85%) Serverless
10 20 (1.15%) Cloud Computing
11 18 (1.04%) Amazon EC2
12 17 (0.98%) IaaS
13 14 (0.81%) Amazon S3
14 12 (0.69%) AWS Fargate
15 10 (0.58%) Amazon EMR
15 10 (0.58%) Google Analytics
16 9 (0.52%) GitHub
17 8 (0.46%) Azure Active Directory
18 7 (0.40%) Data Lake Analytics
19 6 (0.35%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 43 (2.48%) TCP/IP
2 28 (1.62%) HTTP
3 24 (1.39%) BGP
4 23 (1.33%) Internet
5 15 (0.87%) SAN
6 12 (0.69%) DNS
7 9 (0.52%) Firewall
8 8 (0.46%) DHCP
9 7 (0.40%) FTP
9 7 (0.40%) NAS
9 7 (0.40%) SSL
10 6 (0.35%) Intranet
11 5 (0.29%) HTTPS
11 5 (0.29%) SSH
12 4 (0.23%) WAN
13 3 (0.17%) LAN
14 2 (0.12%) VoIP
15 1 (0.058%) Bluetooth
15 1 (0.058%) Broadband
15 1 (0.058%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 493 (28.46%) SQL Server
2 237 (13.68%) Data Warehouse
3 233 (13.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 184 (10.62%) Power BI
5 155 (8.95%) Big Data
6 144 (8.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 140 (8.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 127 (7.33%) NoSQL
9 119 (6.87%) PostgreSQL
10 117 (6.76%) Relational Database
11 98 (5.66%) Hadoop
12 66 (3.81%) Azure SQL Database
13 54 (3.12%) Apache Hive
14 52 (3.00%) SQL Server 2016
15 50 (2.89%) MySQL
16 46 (2.66%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 44 (2.54%) MongoDB
18 40 (2.31%) Data Lake
19 38 (2.19%) SQL Server 2012
20 36 (2.08%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 133 (7.68%) Git (software)
2 72 (4.16%) Visual Studio
3 60 (3.46%) JIRA
4 50 (2.89%) Team Foundation Server
5 49 (2.83%) Jenkins
6 37 (2.14%) JUnit
7 32 (1.85%) Selenium
8 29 (1.67%) Maven
9 28 (1.62%) Cucumber
9 28 (1.62%) TeamCity
10 26 (1.50%) Octopus Deploy
11 25 (1.44%) Visual Studio Team System
12 21 (1.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 21 (1.21%) Bitbucket
13 17 (0.98%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 14 (0.81%) NUnit
15 10 (0.58%) Artifactory
16 8 (0.46%) Subversion
17 7 (0.40%) Eclipse
17 7 (0.40%) Gradle
General
1 584 (33.72%) Finance
2 117 (6.76%) Marketing
3 107 (6.18%) Banking
4 53 (3.06%) Front Office
5 48 (2.77%) Advertising
6 45 (2.60%) Retail
7 38 (2.19%) Law
8 35 (2.02%) Back Office
9 32 (1.85%) Investment Banking
10 20 (1.15%) Telecoms
11 18 (1.04%) Legal
12 17 (0.98%) Games
13 14 (0.81%) Public Sector
14 13 (0.75%) Financial Institution
14 13 (0.75%) Publishing
15 10 (0.58%) Manufacturing
16 7 (0.40%) Electronics
17 6 (0.35%) Housing Association
18 5 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
19 4 (0.23%) Billing
Job Titles
1 723 (41.74%) Developer
2 304 (17.55%) Analyst
3 176 (10.16%) .NET Developer
4 165 (9.53%) C# Developer
5 158 (9.12%) SQL Developer
6 140 (8.08%) Senior Developer
7 137 (7.91%) Java Developer
8 103 (5.95%) Support Analyst
9 102 (5.89%) Data Engineer
10 88 (5.08%) Python Developer
11 87 (5.02%) C# .NET Developer
12 77 (4.45%) Architect
13 73 (4.21%) Administrator
14 71 (4.10%) Applications Support
15 66 (3.81%) Business Intelligence Developer
16 64 (3.70%) DBA
17 60 (3.46%) Business Analyst
18 58 (3.35%) Junior
19 56 (3.23%) SQL DBA
20 52 (3.00%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 421 (24.31%) .NET
2 219 (12.64%) HTML
3 204 (11.78%) CSS
4 176 (10.16%) AngularJS
5 170 (9.82%) React
6 167 (9.64%) ASP.NET
7 118 (6.81%) .NET Core
8 117 (6.76%) RESTful
9 113 (6.52%) ASP.NET Web API
10 109 (6.29%) REST
11 97 (5.60%) .NET Framework
11 97 (5.60%) XML
12 88 (5.08%) HTML5
13 85 (4.91%) ASP.NET MVC
14 82 (4.73%) Web Services
15 76 (4.39%) jQuery
16 67 (3.87%) Spring
17 62 (3.58%) Entity Framework
18 60 (3.46%) Node.js
19 53 (3.06%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 170 (9.82%) Analytical Skills
2 88 (5.08%) Management Information System
3 63 (3.64%) Hedge funds
4 59 (3.41%) Algorithms
4 59 (3.41%) Greenfield Project
5 56 (3.23%) Data Structures
6 51 (2.94%) Reinsurance
7 44 (2.54%) Self-Motivation
8 35 (2.02%) User Experience
9 32 (1.85%) Fixed Income
10 31 (1.79%) N-Tier
11 28 (1.62%) Data Centre
11 28 (1.62%) Equities
12 27 (1.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 24 (1.39%) Linux Command Line
14 19 (1.10%) Derivative
14 19 (1.10%) Virtual Team
15 18 (1.04%) AS400
15 18 (1.04%) iSeries
16 15 (0.87%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 184 (10.62%) Linux
2 175 (10.10%) Windows
3 137 (7.91%) Unix
4 99 (5.72%) Windows Server
5 21 (1.21%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (0.92%) Windows Server 2012
7 13 (0.75%) Windows 10
7 13 (0.75%) Windows 7
8 11 (0.64%) CentOS
9 7 (0.40%) Android
9 7 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (0.29%) Apple iOS
10 5 (0.29%) Solaris
11 3 (0.17%) Mac OS
11 3 (0.17%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.12%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.12%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.058%) Debian
13 1 (0.058%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 468 (27.02%) Agile Software Development
2 284 (16.40%) Business Intelligence
3 245 (14.15%) Analytics
4 238 (13.74%) Problem-Solving
5 236 (13.63%) DevOps
6 231 (13.34%) Computer Science
7 227 (13.11%) ETL
8 198 (11.43%) MVC
9 193 (11.14%) Fintech
10 175 (10.10%) Microservices
11 157 (9.06%) TDD
12 135 (7.79%) Scrum
13 132 (7.62%) Data Science
14 130 (7.51%) Software Engineering
15 129 (7.45%) Data Modelling
16 127 (7.33%) Test Automation
17 114 (6.58%) OO
17 114 (6.58%) SDLC
18 111 (6.41%) Continuous Integration
19 106 (6.12%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 499 (28.81%) C#
1 499 (28.81%) Python
2 359 (20.73%) JavaScript
3 343 (19.80%) Java
4 216 (12.47%) T-SQL
5 121 (6.99%) PowerShell
6 96 (5.54%) PL/SQL
7 85 (4.91%) R
8 81 (4.68%) VBA
9 76 (4.39%) C++
10 63 (3.64%) TypeScript
11 60 (3.46%) Scala
12 58 (3.35%) PHP
13 54 (3.12%) Shell Script
14 41 (2.37%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 38 (2.19%) Bash Shell
16 37 (2.14%) VB
17 35 (2.02%) VB.NET
18 26 (1.50%) ES6
18 26 (1.50%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 253 (14.61%) Degree
2 128 (7.39%) Computer Science Degree
3 33 (1.91%) Master's Degree
3 33 (1.91%) Microsoft Certification
4 19 (1.10%) MCSA
4 19 (1.10%) PhD
5 11 (0.64%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 6 (0.35%) CISSP
6 6 (0.35%) MCSE
6 6 (0.35%) Numerate Degree
7 5 (0.29%) MCP
8 4 (0.23%) AWS Certification
8 4 (0.23%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (0.23%) ISEB
9 3 (0.17%) CCNA
9 3 (0.17%) CCNP
9 3 (0.17%) CFA
9 3 (0.17%) CISA
9 3 (0.17%) CISM
9 3 (0.17%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 90 (5.20%) QA
2 50 (2.89%) Data Quality
3 29 (1.67%) SLA
4 9 (0.52%) MiFID
5 7 (0.40%) EMIR
6 6 (0.35%) GDPR
7 5 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 3 (0.17%) Actionable Recommendations
8 3 (0.17%) Dodd-Frank
9 2 (0.12%) PCI DSS
10 1 (0.058%) COBIT
10 1 (0.058%) FINRA
10 1 (0.058%) NIST
10 1 (0.058%) Solvency II
System Software
1 184 (10.62%) Docker
2 50 (2.89%) Active Directory
3 38 (2.19%) VMware Infrastructure
4 32 (1.85%) Hyper-V
5 25 (1.44%) VirtualBox
6 10 (0.58%) HDFS
6 10 (0.58%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.17%) KVM
8 2 (0.12%) Apache Flume
8 2 (0.12%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (0.12%) VMware Server
8 2 (0.12%) XenApp
9 1 (0.058%) Cronacle
9 1 (0.058%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.058%) NFS
9 1 (0.058%) UAG
Systems Management
1 105 (6.06%) Kubernetes
2 78 (4.50%) Terraform
3 34 (1.96%) Ansible
4 30 (1.73%) Puppet
5 14 (0.81%) Consul
6 13 (0.75%) Grafana
7 11 (0.64%) Prometheus
8 10 (0.58%) Data Guard
9 9 (0.52%) SCCM
10 8 (0.46%) Control-M
11 6 (0.35%) Kibana
11 6 (0.35%) Microsoft Clustering
11 6 (0.35%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 6 (0.35%) Oracle RMAN
12 5 (0.29%) Nagios
13 4 (0.23%) Docker Swarm
13 4 (0.23%) Matomo
13 4 (0.23%) Opscode Chef
13 4 (0.23%) WSUS
14 3 (0.17%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 285 (16.45%) Microsoft
2 168 (9.70%) Oracle
3 100 (5.77%) Tableau
4 88 (5.08%) Google
5 52 (3.00%) VMware
6 38 (2.19%) Informatica
7 37 (2.14%) SAP
8 30 (1.73%) Sybase
9 27 (1.56%) Salesforce.com
10 25 (1.44%) IBM
11 24 (1.39%) LogicMonitor
12 23 (1.33%) Talend
13 22 (1.27%) ServiceNow
14 19 (1.10%) Cognos
14 19 (1.10%) Teradata
15 17 (0.98%) Alteryx
16 15 (0.87%) Adobe
16 15 (0.87%) Databricks
16 15 (0.87%) Red Hat
17 12 (0.69%) Remedy