Period
to 16 October 2018

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 16 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 4 4 4
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 -1
Permanent jobs citing SQL 2,588 2,268 2,653
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 23.37% 22.75% 22.18%
As % of the Programming Languages category 37.75% 40.16% 38.30%
Number of salaries quoted 2,317 2,092 2,457
City of London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -
10th Percentile £39,000 £36,300 £33,750
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,000
Central London median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +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 6,856 5,648 6,926
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 61.90% 56.64% 57.90%
Number of salaries quoted 6,268 5,164 6,383
City of London median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% +4.35% -
10th Percentile £40,250 £37,500 £37,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £87,500
Central London median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +8.33% +4.35% +4.55%

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 16 October 2018.

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 16 October 2018. 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 +1 24 £47,500 +28.38%
Moorgate 0 2 £42,500 -12.82%
SQL
Central London

For the 6 months to 16 October 2018, 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 1,167 (45.09%) Finance
2 1,037 (40.07%) SQL Server
3 876 (33.85%) C#
4 831 (32.11%) .NET
5 793 (30.64%) Agile Software Development
6 683 (26.39%) Microsoft
7 587 (22.68%) JavaScript
8 580 (22.41%) T-SQL
9 524 (20.25%) Java
10 458 (17.70%) MVC
11 444 (17.16%) Business Intelligence
12 428 (16.54%) CSS
13 427 (16.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 423 (16.34%) Microsoft Azure
15 416 (16.07%) Degree
16 400 (15.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 378 (14.61%) Python
18 370 (14.30%) HTML
19 349 (13.49%) Data Warehouse
20 344 (13.29%) Banking
21 336 (12.98%) ASP.NET
22 324 (12.52%) Windows
23 319 (12.33%) Analytical Skills
24 318 (12.29%) Oracle
25 306 (11.82%) Problem-Solving
26 294 (11.36%) ETL
27 288 (11.13%) Analytics
28 282 (10.90%) Test Automation
29 280 (10.82%) Linux
30 272 (10.51%) TDD

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
1 162 (6.26%) SharePoint
2 74 (2.86%) Apache Spark
3 68 (2.63%) IIS
4 51 (1.97%) Elasticsearch
5 43 (1.66%) MS Exchange
6 39 (1.51%) Apache
7 33 (1.28%) SAS
8 31 (1.20%) Oracle Workflow
8 31 (1.20%) Tomcat
9 26 (1.00%) CMS
10 23 (0.89%) Ethereum
11 22 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2010
12 20 (0.77%) NServiceBus
13 19 (0.73%) WebSphere
14 16 (0.62%) Confluence
14 16 (0.62%) JBoss
15 15 (0.58%) SharePoint 2013
16 11 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
16 11 (0.43%) WebLogic
17 10 (0.39%) Umbraco
Applications
1 176 (6.80%) Microsoft Excel
2 112 (4.33%) Microsoft Office
3 25 (0.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
5 7 (0.27%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.15%) SPSS
7 3 (0.12%) AutoCAD
7 3 (0.12%) Microsoft Project
8 1 (0.039%) GNU Octave
8 1 (0.039%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 115 (4.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 35 (1.35%) Markit EDM
3 26 (1.00%) thinkFolio
4 22 (0.85%) Front Arena
5 20 (0.77%) Distributed Ledger
6 16 (0.62%) Dynamics NAV
7 10 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
7 10 (0.39%) Infor SunSystems
7 10 (0.39%) ReMetrica
8 8 (0.31%) FastStats
8 8 (0.31%) SunGard GMI
9 5 (0.19%) Endur
10 4 (0.15%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 4 (0.15%) Sentinel
11 3 (0.12%) Bloomberg TOMS
11 3 (0.12%) Elite 3E
11 3 (0.12%) MetaTrader
11 3 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
11 3 (0.12%) Oracle EBS R12
11 3 (0.12%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 423 (16.34%) Microsoft Azure
2 270 (10.43%) Amazon AWS
3 46 (1.78%) Office 365
4 43 (1.66%) Cloud Computing
5 34 (1.31%) SaaS
6 30 (1.16%) GitHub
6 30 (1.16%) IaaS
7 29 (1.12%) Google Cloud Platform
8 26 (1.00%) Azure Data Factory
9 25 (0.97%) Azure Active Directory
10 21 (0.81%) Amazon EC2
10 21 (0.81%) PaaS
11 20 (0.77%) Amazon S3
12 18 (0.70%) Serverless
13 16 (0.62%) Amazon EMR
14 14 (0.54%) Data Lake Analytics
14 14 (0.54%) npm
15 11 (0.43%) AWS Lambda
15 11 (0.43%) G Suite
16 10 (0.39%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 54 (2.09%) Firewall
2 42 (1.62%) TCP/IP
3 37 (1.43%) VPN
4 34 (1.31%) Internet
5 33 (1.28%) LAN
6 30 (1.16%) DNS
6 30 (1.16%) WAN
7 26 (1.00%) SAN
8 23 (0.89%) HTTP
9 21 (0.81%) VLAN
10 18 (0.70%) FTP
11 14 (0.54%) DHCP
12 12 (0.46%) Wi-Fi
13 11 (0.43%) Ethernet
13 11 (0.43%) WebEx
14 10 (0.39%) IP Telephony
14 10 (0.39%) MPLS
14 10 (0.39%) Skype
14 10 (0.39%) SMS
14 10 (0.39%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,037 (40.07%) SQL Server
2 427 (16.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 400 (15.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 349 (13.49%) Data Warehouse
5 239 (9.23%) NoSQL
6 218 (8.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 209 (8.08%) Power BI
8 200 (7.73%) Relational Database
9 172 (6.65%) Big Data
10 112 (4.33%) MySQL
11 111 (4.29%) SQL Server 2008
12 106 (4.10%) SQL Server 2012
13 90 (3.48%) BusinessObjects
14 85 (3.28%) Data Lake
15 82 (3.17%) Hadoop
16 80 (3.09%) PostgreSQL
17 65 (2.51%) MongoDB
18 61 (2.36%) SQL Server 2016
19 59 (2.28%) RDBMS
19 59 (2.28%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 223 (8.62%) Team Foundation Server
2 202 (7.81%) Git (software)
3 146 (5.64%) Visual Studio
4 123 (4.75%) Jenkins
5 101 (3.90%) Selenium
6 97 (3.75%) Visual Studio Team System
7 88 (3.40%) Subversion
8 86 (3.32%) JIRA
8 86 (3.32%) TeamCity
9 67 (2.59%) Maven
10 62 (2.40%) NUnit
11 61 (2.36%) Octopus Deploy
12 55 (2.13%) JUnit
13 39 (1.51%) SpecFlow
14 36 (1.39%) Eclipse
14 36 (1.39%) Gradle
15 33 (1.28%) Cucumber
16 30 (1.16%) Jasmine
17 27 (1.04%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
18 20 (0.77%) MSBuild
General
1 1,167 (45.09%) Finance
2 344 (13.29%) Banking
3 186 (7.19%) Front Office
4 148 (5.72%) Advertising
5 70 (2.70%) Retail
6 68 (2.63%) Investment Banking
7 66 (2.55%) Marketing
8 60 (2.32%) Back Office
9 46 (1.78%) Games
9 46 (1.78%) Law
10 42 (1.62%) Legal
11 37 (1.43%) Financial Institution
12 36 (1.39%) Telecoms
13 14 (0.54%) Publishing
14 13 (0.50%) International Banking
15 8 (0.31%) French Language
15 8 (0.31%) General Ledger
16 7 (0.27%) Billing
17 6 (0.23%) Electronics
17 6 (0.23%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 1,214 (46.91%) Developer
2 485 (18.74%) Analyst
3 327 (12.64%) .NET Developer
3 327 (12.64%) C# Developer
4 291 (11.24%) SQL Developer
5 247 (9.54%) Senior Developer
6 220 (8.50%) Java Developer
7 202 (7.81%) C# .NET Developer
8 163 (6.30%) Architect
9 147 (5.68%) Applications Support
10 124 (4.79%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 115 (4.44%) Support Analyst
12 112 (4.33%) SQL Analyst
13 101 (3.90%) Full Stack Developer
14 97 (3.75%) Consultant
15 91 (3.52%) Lead Developer
16 86 (3.32%) Business Analyst
17 80 (3.09%) Solutions Architect
18 79 (3.05%) Applications Support Analyst
19 76 (2.94%) Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 831 (32.11%) .NET
2 428 (16.54%) CSS
3 370 (14.30%) HTML
4 336 (12.98%) ASP.NET
5 266 (10.28%) ASP.NET Web API
6 257 (9.93%) AngularJS
7 252 (9.74%) jQuery
8 244 (9.43%) Web Services
9 197 (7.61%) ASP.NET MVC
10 192 (7.42%) XML
11 191 (7.38%) Spring
12 183 (7.07%) .NET Framework
13 171 (6.61%) REST
14 169 (6.53%) .NET Core
15 165 (6.38%) Entity Framework
16 159 (6.14%) React
17 106 (4.10%) HTML5
18 105 (4.06%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 94 (3.63%) WCF
20 92 (3.55%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 319 (12.33%) Analytical Skills
2 263 (10.16%) Computer Science
3 179 (6.92%) Fintech
4 158 (6.11%) Greenfield Project
5 112 (4.33%) Derivative
6 108 (4.17%) Data Structures
7 100 (3.86%) Fixed Income
8 96 (3.71%) N-Tier
9 94 (3.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 91 (3.52%) Equities
11 76 (2.94%) Algorithms
12 75 (2.90%) User Experience
13 71 (2.74%) Management Information System
14 70 (2.70%) Hedge funds
15 69 (2.67%) Reinsurance
16 55 (2.13%) Self-Motivation
17 54 (2.09%) Enterprise Software
18 45 (1.74%) Mobile App
19 33 (1.28%) Replication
20 25 (0.97%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 324 (12.52%) Windows
2 280 (10.82%) Linux
3 144 (5.56%) Unix
4 107 (4.13%) Windows Server
5 62 (2.40%) Windows Server 2012
6 58 (2.24%) Windows Server 2008
7 25 (0.97%) Android
8 24 (0.93%) Apple iOS
9 20 (0.77%) Windows 7
9 20 (0.77%) Windows Server 2003
10 13 (0.50%) Mac OS X
11 12 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 9 (0.35%) VMS
13 6 (0.23%) Solaris
13 6 (0.23%) Windows 10
14 5 (0.19%) CentOS
14 5 (0.19%) HPUX
15 3 (0.12%) Debian
16 2 (0.077%) SUSE
16 2 (0.077%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 793 (30.64%) Agile Software Development
2 458 (17.70%) MVC
3 444 (17.16%) Business Intelligence
4 306 (11.82%) Problem-Solving
5 294 (11.36%) ETL
6 288 (11.13%) Analytics
7 282 (10.90%) Test Automation
8 272 (10.51%) TDD
9 268 (10.36%) Microservices
10 255 (9.85%) Continuous Integration
10 255 (9.85%) OO
11 245 (9.47%) Scrum
12 235 (9.08%) SDLC
13 216 (8.35%) DevOps
14 209 (8.08%) Software Engineering
15 168 (6.49%) SOLID
16 166 (6.41%) Investment Management
17 163 (6.30%) SOA
18 159 (6.14%) Web Development
19 146 (5.64%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 876 (33.85%) C#
2 587 (22.68%) JavaScript
3 580 (22.41%) T-SQL
4 524 (20.25%) Java
5 378 (14.61%) Python
6 181 (6.99%) PowerShell
7 114 (4.40%) VBA
8 98 (3.79%) Perl
9 95 (3.67%) Scala
10 93 (3.59%) PL/SQL
11 91 (3.52%) R
12 90 (3.48%) Java 8
13 89 (3.44%) C++
14 73 (2.82%) PHP
15 60 (2.32%) VB
16 59 (2.28%) Ruby
17 57 (2.20%) Bash Shell
18 56 (2.16%) Shell Script
19 50 (1.93%) VB.NET
20 48 (1.85%) C
Qualifications
1 416 (16.07%) Degree
2 122 (4.71%) Computer Science Degree
3 35 (1.35%) Security Cleared
4 31 (1.20%) Microsoft Certification
5 26 (1.00%) SC Cleared
6 23 (0.89%) PhD
7 14 (0.54%) ISEB
8 13 (0.50%) Numerate Degree
9 12 (0.46%) MCITP
9 12 (0.46%) MCSE
10 11 (0.43%) ISTQB
10 11 (0.43%) Master's Degree
11 10 (0.39%) DV Cleared
12 9 (0.35%) DBS Check
13 7 (0.27%) CFA
13 7 (0.27%) Cisco Certification
13 7 (0.27%) MCSA
13 7 (0.27%) Microsoft Certified Architect
14 6 (0.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 5 (0.19%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 149 (5.76%) QA
2 77 (2.98%) Data Quality
3 23 (0.89%) GDPR
4 22 (0.85%) MiFID
5 14 (0.54%) SLA
6 8 (0.31%) EMIR
6 8 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 5 (0.19%) FATCA
8 4 (0.15%) WAI
9 3 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.077%) Cyber Essentials
10 2 (0.077%) Dodd-Frank
10 2 (0.077%) HIPAA
10 2 (0.077%) IFRS
10 2 (0.077%) PCI DSS
11 1 (0.039%) FINREP
11 1 (0.039%) IFRS 9
11 1 (0.039%) PMO
11 1 (0.039%) PSD2
11 1 (0.039%) SEPA
System Software
1 111 (4.29%) Active Directory
2 87 (3.36%) Docker
3 53 (2.05%) VMware Infrastructure
4 34 (1.31%) Hyper-V
5 29 (1.12%) Virtual Machines
6 23 (0.89%) vSphere
7 21 (0.81%) XenApp
8 16 (0.62%) XenDesktop
9 14 (0.54%) HDFS
10 8 (0.31%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 7 (0.27%) Oracle RAC
12 6 (0.23%) Virtual Servers
13 4 (0.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 3 (0.12%) Apache Flume
14 3 (0.12%) KVM
14 3 (0.12%) NFS
14 3 (0.12%) Xen
15 2 (0.077%) SRDF
16 1 (0.039%) DFS Replication
16 1 (0.039%) Gluster
Systems Management
1 40 (1.55%) Kubernetes
2 39 (1.51%) Opscode Chef
3 36 (1.39%) Puppet
4 33 (1.28%) Ansible
5 27 (1.04%) Nagios
6 15 (0.58%) Kibana
7 14 (0.54%) Docker Swarm
8 12 (0.46%) logstash
8 12 (0.46%) Terraform
9 11 (0.43%) Norton AntiVirus
9 11 (0.43%) SCCM
9 11 (0.43%) Tivoli
10 10 (0.39%) Graphite
10 10 (0.39%) Prometheus
11 9 (0.35%) Data Guard
11 9 (0.35%) SCOM
12 8 (0.31%) Salt
13 7 (0.27%) Control-M
13 7 (0.27%) HP Quality Center
13 7 (0.27%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 683 (26.39%) Microsoft
2 318 (12.29%) Oracle
3 146 (5.64%) Tableau
4 77 (2.98%) VMware
5 62 (2.40%) Nintex
6 53 (2.05%) Google
7 48 (1.85%) Citrix
8 44 (1.70%) SAP
9 41 (1.58%) Sybase
10 36 (1.39%) Cognos
11 31 (1.20%) Bloomberg
11 31 (1.20%) Informatica
11 31 (1.20%) Salesforce.com
12 30 (1.16%) Charles River
13 28 (1.08%) IBM
14 24 (0.93%) Reuters
14 24 (0.93%) SimCorp
15 23 (0.89%) Red Hat
16 22 (0.85%) Calypso
17 21 (0.81%) Talend