Period
to 4 August 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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 9 4 4
Rank change year-on-year -5 0 0
Permanent jobs citing SQL 781 2,326 2,761
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 15.12% 22.75% 24.99%
As % of the Programming Languages category 26.29% 37.53% 41.12%
Number of salaries quoted 697 2,176 2,551
Median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% +4.35%
10th Percentile £39,350 £38,750 £39,000
90th Percentile £91,250 £87,500 £86,250
Central London median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% +4.35%

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 2,971 6,198 6,714
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 57.53% 60.63% 60.76%
Number of salaries quoted 2,622 5,514 6,098
Median annual salary £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.70% +3.85% +8.33%
10th Percentile £43,750 £42,500 £40,175
90th Percentile £105,000 £96,250 £93,750
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year +7.69% +4.00% +4.17%

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 4 August 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 4 August 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 +9 1 £37,500 -42.31%
Moorgate -7 1 £45,000 -10.00%
SQL
Central London

For the 6 months to 4 August 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.

1 288 (36.88%) Finance
2 244 (31.24%) Azure
3 238 (30.47%) Agile Software Development
4 224 (28.68%) SQL Server
5 196 (25.10%) Business Intelligence
6 191 (24.46%) Microsoft
7 187 (23.94%) Python
8 171 (21.90%) C#
8 171 (21.90%) .NET
9 149 (19.08%) Power Platform
10 145 (18.57%) Power BI
11 140 (17.93%) Data Warehouse
12 139 (17.80%) Degree
13 133 (17.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 133 (17.03%) AWS
13 133 (17.03%) Analytics
14 130 (16.65%) Java
15 122 (15.62%) Analytical Skills
16 119 (15.24%) JavaScript
17 116 (14.85%) Data Modelling
18 102 (13.06%) DevOps
19 99 (12.68%) Computer Science
20 97 (12.42%) ETL
21 92 (11.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
22 90 (11.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
23 89 (11.40%) T-SQL
24 87 (11.14%) Problem-Solving
25 86 (11.01%) Linux
26 81 (10.37%) Oracle
27 77 (9.86%) CSS

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 44 (5.63%) Apache Spark
2 37 (4.74%) SharePoint
3 19 (2.43%) Confluence
4 16 (2.05%) Apache Airflow
5 13 (1.66%) Elasticsearch
6 12 (1.54%) Apache
7 10 (1.28%) SAS
8 9 (1.15%) IIS
8 9 (1.15%) Luigi
9 7 (0.90%) Tomcat
10 5 (0.64%) MQSeries
10 5 (0.64%) SharePoint 2010
11 4 (0.51%) CMS
11 4 (0.51%) SharePoint Server
12 3 (0.38%) IBM Domino
12 3 (0.38%) MS Exchange
13 2 (0.26%) Drupal
13 2 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2010
13 2 (0.26%) nginx
13 2 (0.26%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 77 (9.86%) Microsoft Excel
2 27 (3.46%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (1.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.26%) EViews
4 2 (0.26%) Stata
5 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.13%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.13%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 11 (1.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.77%) Salerio
3 4 (0.51%) Elite 3E
3 4 (0.51%) FastStats
3 4 (0.51%) Markit EDM
3 4 (0.51%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.51%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (0.51%) SAP Business One
3 4 (0.51%) Unica
4 2 (0.26%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.13%) Cognos TM1
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle E-Business Tax
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle Internet Expenses
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.13%) Relativity
5 1 (0.13%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 244 (31.24%) Azure
2 149 (19.08%) Power Platform
3 133 (17.03%) AWS
4 35 (4.48%) Office 365
5 31 (3.97%) GCP
5 31 (3.97%) SaaS
6 21 (2.69%) PaaS
7 17 (2.18%) Amazon S3
7 17 (2.18%) Azure Data Factory
7 17 (2.18%) IaaS
8 16 (2.05%) Serverless
9 13 (1.66%) AWS Lambda
10 12 (1.54%) Azure Active Directory
11 11 (1.41%) Dynamics 365
12 9 (1.15%) Cloud Computing
13 7 (0.90%) Amazon EMR
13 7 (0.90%) Amazon Kinesis
13 7 (0.90%) PowerApps
14 6 (0.77%) Amazon EC2
14 6 (0.77%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 22 (2.82%) Firewall
2 11 (1.41%) DNS
3 9 (1.15%) VPN
4 8 (1.02%) Intranet
5 6 (0.77%) TCP/IP
6 5 (0.64%) DHCP
7 4 (0.51%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (0.51%) Cisco Firepower
7 4 (0.51%) Cisco IOS
7 4 (0.51%) Cisco Nexus
7 4 (0.51%) LAN
7 4 (0.51%) Remote Desktop
7 4 (0.51%) SWIFTNet
7 4 (0.51%) VLAN
7 4 (0.51%) VoIP
8 3 (0.38%) HTTP
8 3 (0.38%) Internet
8 3 (0.38%) SAN
8 3 (0.38%) Skype
8 3 (0.38%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 224 (28.68%) SQL Server
2 145 (18.57%) Power BI
3 140 (17.93%) Data Warehouse
4 133 (17.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 92 (11.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 90 (11.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 76 (9.73%) NoSQL
8 73 (9.35%) Big Data
9 58 (7.43%) Relational Database
10 54 (6.91%) Data Lake
10 54 (6.91%) Hadoop
11 42 (5.38%) Azure SQL Database
11 42 (5.38%) PostgreSQL
12 31 (3.97%) RDBMS
13 28 (3.59%) Snowflake Schema
14 27 (3.46%) MongoDB
15 26 (3.33%) Apache Hive
16 25 (3.20%) OLAP
17 24 (3.07%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
17 24 (3.07%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 75 (9.60%) Git (software)
2 54 (6.91%) JIRA
3 32 (4.10%) Visual Studio
4 31 (3.97%) Jenkins
5 22 (2.82%) Selenium
6 16 (2.05%) SpecFlow
7 15 (1.92%) Bitbucket
7 15 (1.92%) Maven
8 14 (1.79%) TeamCity
9 13 (1.66%) Team Foundation Server
10 11 (1.41%) Gradle
11 10 (1.28%) JUnit
12 8 (1.02%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 8 (1.02%) Cucumber
13 7 (0.90%) Visual Studio Team System
14 6 (0.77%) Artifactory
14 6 (0.77%) Eclipse
14 6 (0.77%) git-flow
14 6 (0.77%) Octopus Deploy
14 6 (0.77%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 288 (36.88%) Finance
2 38 (4.87%) Banking
3 36 (4.61%) Marketing
4 29 (3.71%) Law
5 22 (2.82%) Front Office
6 20 (2.56%) Legal
7 18 (2.30%) Advertising
8 17 (2.18%) Retail
9 15 (1.92%) Back Office
10 14 (1.79%) Investment Banking
11 6 (0.77%) Games
11 6 (0.77%) Private Banking
12 5 (0.64%) Financial Institution
12 5 (0.64%) Telecoms
13 2 (0.26%) Automotive
13 2 (0.26%) Housing Association
14 1 (0.13%) Corporate Banking
14 1 (0.13%) French Language
14 1 (0.13%) General Ledger
14 1 (0.13%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 300 (38.41%) Developer
2 192 (24.58%) Analyst
3 74 (9.48%) Senior Developer
4 59 (7.55%) .NET Developer
5 56 (7.17%) Data Engineer
6 53 (6.79%) SQL Developer
7 49 (6.27%) Business Analyst
8 48 (6.15%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 47 (6.02%) Java Developer
10 46 (5.89%) Support Analyst
11 37 (4.74%) C# Developer
11 37 (4.74%) Junior
12 36 (4.61%) Technical Analyst
13 34 (4.35%) Applications Support
14 31 (3.97%) SQL Analyst
15 30 (3.84%) Data Scientist
15 30 (3.84%) SSIS Developer
16 29 (3.71%) Full Stack Developer
17 28 (3.59%) Administrator
17 28 (3.59%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 171 (21.90%) .NET
2 77 (9.86%) CSS
3 76 (9.73%) HTML
4 64 (8.19%) AngularJS
5 55 (7.04%) ASP.NET
6 54 (6.91%) XML
7 46 (5.89%) React
8 44 (5.63%) REST
9 41 (5.25%) .NET Core
10 40 (5.12%) .NET Framework
11 39 (4.99%) Web Services
12 38 (4.87%) Kafka
13 37 (4.74%) JSON
14 35 (4.48%) Spring
15 32 (4.10%) jQuery
16 27 (3.46%) Node.js
17 26 (3.33%) SOAP
18 25 (3.20%) Pandas
19 24 (3.07%) ASP.NET Web API
19 24 (3.07%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 122 (15.62%) Analytical Skills
2 68 (8.71%) Management Information System
3 34 (4.35%) Derivative
4 30 (3.84%) Reinsurance
5 26 (3.33%) Self-Motivation
6 24 (3.07%) Data Structures
7 23 (2.94%) Greenfield Project
8 20 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
9 19 (2.43%) Algorithms
10 18 (2.30%) Equities
11 16 (2.05%) AS400
11 16 (2.05%) iSeries
12 13 (1.66%) Fixed Income
12 13 (1.66%) Public Cloud
13 12 (1.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 11 (1.41%) Data Centre
15 10 (1.28%) SWIFT
16 9 (1.15%) Analytical Mindset
16 9 (1.15%) Replication
17 8 (1.02%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 86 (11.01%) Linux
2 69 (8.83%) Windows
3 42 (5.38%) Unix
4 36 (4.61%) Windows Server
5 14 (1.79%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (1.66%) Windows 10
7 11 (1.41%) Windows 7
8 10 (1.28%) Windows Server 2016
9 9 (1.15%) Windows Server 2019
10 7 (0.90%) Windows Server 2008
11 6 (0.77%) CentOS
12 2 (0.26%) Android
12 2 (0.26%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.26%) Debian
13 1 (0.13%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.13%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.13%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.13%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 238 (30.47%) Agile Software Development
2 196 (25.10%) Business Intelligence
3 133 (17.03%) Analytics
4 116 (14.85%) Data Modelling
5 102 (13.06%) DevOps
6 99 (12.68%) Computer Science
7 97 (12.42%) ETL
8 87 (11.14%) Problem-Solving
9 77 (9.86%) Fintech
10 72 (9.22%) Test Automation
11 69 (8.83%) TDD
12 62 (7.94%) Data Science
13 59 (7.55%) Visualisation
14 58 (7.43%) SDLC
15 57 (7.30%) Migration
16 55 (7.04%) Machine Learning
17 54 (6.91%) Microservices
18 47 (6.02%) MVC
19 46 (5.89%) Continuous Integration
19 46 (5.89%) OO
Programming Languages
1 187 (23.94%) Python
2 171 (21.90%) C#
3 130 (16.65%) Java
4 119 (15.24%) JavaScript
5 89 (11.40%) T-SQL
6 68 (8.71%) PowerShell
7 42 (5.38%) R
8 34 (4.35%) Scala
9 31 (3.97%) TypeScript
10 27 (3.46%) PL/SQL
10 27 (3.46%) Shell Script
10 27 (3.46%) VBA
11 24 (3.07%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 23 (2.94%) PHP
13 21 (2.69%) C++
14 20 (2.56%) Java 8
15 16 (2.05%) Bash Shell
15 16 (2.05%) RPG
16 12 (1.54%) VB.NET
17 9 (1.15%) C
Qualifications
1 139 (17.80%) Degree
2 69 (8.83%) Computer Science Degree
3 18 (2.30%) Master's Degree
4 12 (1.54%) CISM
4 12 (1.54%) CISSP
4 12 (1.54%) CRISC
5 11 (1.41%) CISA
6 9 (1.15%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (0.77%) ISEB
8 5 (0.64%) MCSE
8 5 (0.64%) Numerate Degree
9 4 (0.51%) A+ Certification
10 3 (0.38%) ISTQB
10 3 (0.38%) PMI Certification
11 2 (0.26%) ACCA
11 2 (0.26%) CIMA
11 2 (0.26%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (0.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 2 (0.26%) MCSA
11 2 (0.26%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (3.97%) Data Quality
2 28 (3.59%) QA
3 13 (1.66%) SLA
4 11 (1.41%) NIST
4 11 (1.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 9 (1.15%) PMO
6 3 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.26%) MiFID
8 1 (0.13%) EMIR
8 1 (0.13%) FINRA
8 1 (0.13%) Solvency II
System Software
1 67 (8.58%) Docker
2 32 (4.10%) Active Directory
3 9 (1.15%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (0.90%) Virtual Desktop
5 6 (0.77%) Hyper-V
6 5 (0.64%) XenApp
7 3 (0.38%) HDFS
8 2 (0.26%) Apache Flume
8 2 (0.26%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 1 (0.13%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 1 (0.13%) Cronacle
9 1 (0.13%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.13%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 1 (0.13%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.13%) vSphere
9 1 (0.13%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 41 (5.25%) Kubernetes
2 15 (1.92%) Ansible
3 13 (1.66%) Terraform
4 12 (1.54%) Control-M
5 10 (1.28%) Puppet
6 8 (1.02%) Nagios
7 5 (0.64%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (0.51%) Backup Exec
8 4 (0.51%) BMC PATROL
8 4 (0.51%) Microsoft Intune
8 4 (0.51%) Salt
8 4 (0.51%) SCCM
8 4 (0.51%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 3 (0.38%) Argo
9 3 (0.38%) HP Quality Center
9 3 (0.38%) MIIS
9 3 (0.38%) Oozie
10 2 (0.26%) Grafana
10 2 (0.26%) Prometheus
10 2 (0.26%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 191 (24.46%) Microsoft
2 81 (10.37%) Oracle
3 56 (7.17%) Tableau
4 26 (3.33%) Google
5 23 (2.94%) ServiceNow
6 17 (2.18%) Atlassian
7 14 (1.79%) SAP
8 12 (1.54%) Informatica
8 12 (1.54%) VMware
9 11 (1.41%) Citrix
9 11 (1.41%) IBM
10 10 (1.28%) Databricks
11 9 (1.15%) Guidewire
12 7 (0.90%) Sybase
13 6 (0.77%) Alteryx
13 6 (0.77%) Cisco
13 6 (0.77%) Siebel
13 6 (0.77%) SnapLogic
14 5 (0.64%) Talend
14 5 (0.64%) Teradata