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 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
London / City of London
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 4 4 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1  
Permanent jobs citing SQL 1216 1585 2197
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 23.63% 22.08% 21.15%
As % of the Programming Languages category 41.73% 39.70% 42.44%
Number of salaries quoted 1124 1426 1958
Median salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.54% +4.76%  
90% offered a salary of more than £36,000 £37,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

SQL is in the programming language skills category. The next 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 programming language skills.

Programming Language Skills
City of London
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 2914 3992 5177
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 56.64% 55.60% 49.83%
Number of salaries quoted 2657 3565 4557
Median salary £62,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.69% +4.54%  
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £77,500 £82,500
UK excluding London median salary £41,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +2.50%  

SQL
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing SQL as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

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 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Salary histogram for SQL in the City of London

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT jobs citing SQL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the City of London region with a requirement for SQL.

1 1104 (43.50%) Finance
2 1005 (39.60%) SQL Server
3 741 (29.20%) Agile Software Development
4 583 (22.97%) .NET
5 577 (22.73%) Microsoft
6 568 (22.38%) Java
7 548 (21.59%) C#
8 515 (20.29%) T-SQL
9 508 (20.02%) Business Intelligence
10 480 (18.91%) JavaScript
11 447 (17.61%) Oracle
12 415 (16.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 394 (15.52%) Banking
14 375 (14.78%) Linux
15 370 (14.58%) Degree
16 356 (14.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 356 (14.03%) HTML
17 344 (13.55%) Data Warehouse
18 319 (12.57%) Windows
19 301 (11.86%) Python
20 296 (11.66%) Analytical Skills
21 285 (11.23%) MS Excel
22 274 (10.80%) ETL
23 263 (10.36%) TDD
24 259 (10.20%) CSS
25 254 (10.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
26 253 (9.97%) XML
27 236 (9.30%) ASP.NET
28 230 (9.06%) MVC
29 227 (8.94%) 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
1 100 (3.94%) Apache
2 97 (3.82%) SharePoint
3 88 (3.47%) IIS
4 85 (3.35%) Tomcat
5 63 (2.48%) Apache Spark
6 50 (1.97%) SAS
7 38 (1.50%) JBoss
8 36 (1.42%) WebSphere
9 33 (1.30%) MS Exchange
10 31 (1.22%) Confluence
11 30 (1.18%) CMS
12 25 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2010
12 25 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2013
13 23 (0.91%) SharePoint 2013
14 21 (0.83%) BizTalk Server
15 20 (0.79%) WebLogic
16 15 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2007
16 15 (0.59%) Jetty
17 14 (0.55%) Elasticsearch
18 12 (0.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 285 (11.23%) MS Excel
2 81 (3.19%) MS Office
3 48 (1.89%) MS PowerPoint
4 44 (1.73%) MS Visio
5 27 (1.06%) MS Project
6 20 (0.79%) SPSS
7 6 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.12%) Stata
9 1 (0.039%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.039%) Gephi
9 1 (0.039%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 32 (1.26%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 27 (1.06%) Dynamics CRM
3 16 (0.63%) Cognos Planning
4 14 (0.55%) Markit EDM
5 12 (0.47%) Oracle Payables
5 12 (0.47%) thinkFolio
6 9 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
6 9 (0.35%) Dynamics NAV
6 9 (0.35%) Raiser's Edge
7 6 (0.24%) Bloomberg TOMS
7 6 (0.24%) Siebel Analytics
8 5 (0.20%) Sage X3
8 5 (0.20%) Unit4 Business World
9 4 (0.16%) Adobe Campaign
9 4 (0.16%) Eze OMS
9 4 (0.16%) FastStats
9 4 (0.16%) RMDS
9 4 (0.16%) Salerio
9 4 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 4 (0.16%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 154 (6.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 92 (3.62%) Amazon AWS
3 35 (1.38%) Office 365
4 33 (1.30%) Cloud Computing
5 31 (1.22%) SaaS
6 24 (0.95%) GitHub
7 13 (0.51%) PaaS
8 12 (0.47%) Google Analytics
9 11 (0.43%) Amazon S3
9 11 (0.43%) G Suite
9 11 (0.43%) Google Cloud Platform
10 9 (0.35%) Adobe Analytics
10 9 (0.35%) IaaS
11 6 (0.24%) Data Lake Analytics
12 5 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
12 5 (0.20%) IBM Cloud
12 5 (0.20%) Mimecast
12 5 (0.20%) TestFlight
13 4 (0.16%) Amazon Kinesis
13 4 (0.16%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 49 (1.93%) Firewall
2 38 (1.50%) FTP
3 30 (1.18%) SAN
4 29 (1.14%) DNS
5 28 (1.10%) TCP/IP
6 27 (1.06%) DHCP
7 25 (0.99%) Internet
8 20 (0.79%) LAN
8 20 (0.79%) NetScaler
9 19 (0.75%) HTTP
9 19 (0.75%) WAN
10 13 (0.51%) LDAP
10 13 (0.51%) VoIP
11 12 (0.47%) Network Security
11 12 (0.47%) SSL
11 12 (0.47%) VPN
12 11 (0.43%) Intranet
12 11 (0.43%) iSCSI
12 11 (0.43%) VLAN
13 10 (0.39%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1005 (39.60%) SQL Server
2 415 (16.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 356 (14.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 344 (13.55%) Data Warehouse
5 254 (10.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 202 (7.96%) Relational Database
7 166 (6.54%) Big Data
8 165 (6.50%) Power BI
9 164 (6.46%) SQL Server 2008
10 145 (5.71%) NoSQL
11 132 (5.20%) MySQL
12 127 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
13 99 (3.90%) Hadoop
14 91 (3.59%) Oracle Database
15 75 (2.96%) QlikView
16 56 (2.21%) BusinessObjects
17 52 (2.05%) MongoDB
18 50 (1.97%) Data Mining
19 47 (1.85%) SQL Server 2014
20 45 (1.77%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 163 (6.42%) Maven
2 151 (5.95%) Git (software)
3 133 (5.24%) JIRA
4 117 (4.61%) Team Foundation Server
5 109 (4.29%) JUnit
6 98 (3.86%) Jenkins
7 97 (3.82%) Visual Studio
8 84 (3.31%) Selenium
9 79 (3.11%) Subversion
10 62 (2.44%) NUnit
11 54 (2.13%) Gradle
12 49 (1.93%) TeamCity
13 45 (1.77%) Toad
14 40 (1.58%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 36 (1.42%) MSTest
16 33 (1.30%) Cucumber
17 30 (1.18%) Eclipse
18 29 (1.14%) Ant
19 25 (0.99%) Atlassian Bamboo
20 24 (0.95%) SpecFlow
General
1 1104 (43.50%) Finance
2 394 (15.52%) Banking
3 203 (8.00%) Front Office
4 95 (3.74%) Retail
5 90 (3.55%) Marketing
6 86 (3.39%) Legal
7 72 (2.84%) Advertising
8 64 (2.52%) Back Office
9 63 (2.48%) Investment Banking
9 63 (2.48%) Law
10 61 (2.40%) Financial Institution
11 36 (1.42%) Telecoms
12 22 (0.87%) Publishing
13 17 (0.67%) Manufacturing
14 15 (0.59%) Billing
15 13 (0.51%) French Language
16 12 (0.47%) Games
17 7 (0.28%) German Language
18 6 (0.24%) Corporate Banking
19 5 (0.20%) Turkish Language
Job Titles
1 1081 (42.59%) Developer
2 637 (25.10%) Analyst
3 309 (12.17%) SQL Developer
4 263 (10.36%) Java Developer
5 253 (9.97%) Senior Developer
6 233 (9.18%) C# Developer
7 211 (8.31%) .NET Developer
8 163 (6.42%) Business Analyst
9 154 (6.07%) Support Analyst
10 150 (5.91%) Junior
11 148 (5.83%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 141 (5.56%) SQL Analyst
13 136 (5.36%) C# .NET Developer
14 133 (5.24%) Applications Support
15 121 (4.77%) Senior Java Developer
16 98 (3.86%) Junior Developer
17 92 (3.62%) DBA
18 89 (3.51%) Data Analyst
19 87 (3.43%) Consultant
20 80 (3.15%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 583 (22.97%) .NET
2 356 (14.03%) HTML
3 259 (10.20%) CSS
4 253 (9.97%) XML
5 236 (9.30%) ASP.NET
6 227 (8.94%) AngularJS
7 165 (6.50%) Web Services
8 162 (6.38%) jQuery
9 159 (6.26%) Spring
10 120 (4.73%) WCF
11 114 (4.49%) .NET Framework
12 111 (4.37%) ASP.NET MVC
13 110 (4.33%) ASP.NET Web API
13 110 (4.33%) FIX Protocol
14 108 (4.26%) HTML5
15 105 (4.14%) JDBC
16 102 (4.02%) REST
17 88 (3.47%) J2EE
18 84 (3.31%) WPF
19 77 (3.03%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 296 (11.66%) Analytical Skills
2 227 (8.94%) Computer Science
3 152 (5.99%) Fintech
4 94 (3.70%) Fixed Income
5 74 (2.92%) Client/Server
6 65 (2.56%) Management Information System
7 58 (2.29%) Derivative
8 56 (2.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 51 (2.01%) Equities
10 50 (1.97%) Algorithms
11 46 (1.81%) Reference Data
12 42 (1.65%) User Experience
13 35 (1.38%) Clustering
13 35 (1.38%) Mobile App
13 35 (1.38%) Replication
14 33 (1.30%) Credit Risk
14 33 (1.30%) Hedge funds
15 32 (1.26%) Data Structures
15 32 (1.26%) SWIFT
16 27 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 375 (14.78%) Linux
2 319 (12.57%) Windows
3 221 (8.71%) Unix
4 118 (4.65%) Windows Server
5 63 (2.48%) Windows Server 2008
6 58 (2.29%) Windows Server 2012
7 32 (1.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 24 (0.95%) Android
9 20 (0.79%) Apple iOS
10 15 (0.59%) CentOS
10 15 (0.59%) Mac OS X
11 13 (0.51%) Ubuntu
11 13 (0.51%) Windows 7
12 11 (0.43%) Debian
12 11 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
13 10 (0.39%) NetWare
13 10 (0.39%) SUSE
14 9 (0.35%) Windows 10
14 9 (0.35%) Windows 8
14 9 (0.35%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 741 (29.20%) Agile Software Development
2 508 (20.02%) Business Intelligence
3 274 (10.80%) ETL
4 263 (10.36%) TDD
5 230 (9.06%) MVC
6 227 (8.94%) Analytics
7 223 (8.79%) Scrum
8 184 (7.25%) Continuous Integration
9 164 (6.46%) SDLC
10 151 (5.95%) Mentoring
11 150 (5.91%) Mathematics
12 141 (5.56%) BDD
13 140 (5.52%) Data Modelling
14 132 (5.20%) Project Management
15 131 (5.16%) CRM
15 131 (5.16%) Waterfall
16 127 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
17 124 (4.89%) Software Engineering
18 120 (4.73%) Data Analysis
19 115 (4.53%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 568 (22.38%) Java
2 548 (21.59%) C#
3 515 (20.29%) T-SQL
4 480 (18.91%) JavaScript
5 301 (11.86%) Python
6 125 (4.93%) PowerShell
7 111 (4.37%) PL/SQL
8 96 (3.78%) R
9 86 (3.39%) Scala
10 83 (3.27%) Shell Script
11 78 (3.07%) Perl
12 70 (2.76%) C++
13 67 (2.64%) VBA
14 63 (2.48%) PHP
15 58 (2.29%) VB
16 48 (1.89%) Bash Shell
17 46 (1.81%) Ruby
18 42 (1.65%) VB.NET
19 36 (1.42%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
20 30 (1.18%) C
Qualifications
1 370 (14.58%) Degree
2 60 (2.36%) ISEB
3 46 (1.81%) Microsoft Certification
4 34 (1.34%) ISTQB
5 26 (1.02%) PhD
6 25 (0.99%) CISA
6 25 (0.99%) PMI Certification
7 22 (0.87%) PCI QSA
8 18 (0.71%) Security Cleared
9 17 (0.67%) PMP
10 11 (0.43%) Cisco Certification
11 10 (0.39%) CISM
11 10 (0.39%) CISSP
12 9 (0.35%) MCP
12 9 (0.35%) SC Cleared
13 8 (0.32%) MCSE
13 8 (0.32%) MCTS
14 7 (0.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 7 (0.28%) ITIL Certification
15 6 (0.24%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 182 (7.17%) QA
2 69 (2.72%) Data Quality
3 35 (1.38%) MiFID
4 27 (1.06%) PCI DSS
5 19 (0.75%) SLA
6 18 (0.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 17 (0.67%) EMIR
8 14 (0.55%) PMO
9 8 (0.32%) Basel II
10 4 (0.16%) Dodd-Frank
10 4 (0.16%) IFRS
10 4 (0.16%) IFRS 9
10 4 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 3 (0.12%) Solvency II
12 2 (0.079%) SDET
13 1 (0.039%) AIFMD
13 1 (0.039%) COBIT
13 1 (0.039%) COREP
13 1 (0.039%) ISAE 3402
13 1 (0.039%) ISO22301
System Software
1 113 (4.45%) Active Directory
2 57 (2.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 40 (1.58%) Docker
4 39 (1.54%) XenApp
5 25 (0.99%) vSphere
6 15 (0.59%) Virtual Servers
6 15 (0.59%) XenDesktop
7 11 (0.43%) Hyper-V
7 11 (0.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 9 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
8 9 (0.35%) XenServer
9 7 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
10 5 (0.20%) NFS
10 5 (0.20%) VMware ESX
10 5 (0.20%) Xen
11 4 (0.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 4 (0.16%) HDFS
12 3 (0.12%) Firmware
12 3 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
13 2 (0.079%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 35 (1.38%) SCCM
2 31 (1.22%) Ansible
3 29 (1.14%) HP Quality Center
3 29 (1.14%) Puppet
4 28 (1.10%) Opscode Chef
5 21 (0.83%) Nagios
6 16 (0.63%) SCOM
7 13 (0.51%) Control-M
8 10 (0.39%) EMC VPLEX
8 10 (0.39%) Kubernetes
8 10 (0.39%) NetIQ Identity Manager
8 10 (0.39%) Simpana
9 9 (0.35%) Oozie
10 8 (0.32%) ITRS Geneos
11 7 (0.28%) Data Guard
11 7 (0.28%) Nessus
11 7 (0.28%) Salt
11 7 (0.28%) Terraform
11 7 (0.28%) Tivoli
12 6 (0.24%) WSUS
Vendors
1 577 (22.73%) Microsoft
2 447 (17.61%) Oracle
3 147 (5.79%) Tableau
4 95 (3.74%) Cognos
5 84 (3.31%) VMware
6 72 (2.84%) Sybase
7 58 (2.29%) Citrix
8 50 (1.97%) SAP
9 49 (1.93%) HP
10 47 (1.85%) Red Hat
11 45 (1.77%) Salesforce.com
12 39 (1.54%) PayPal
13 37 (1.46%) Google
13 37 (1.46%) IBM
14 31 (1.22%) Atlassian
15 28 (1.10%) OpenText
16 27 (1.06%) Adobe
17 26 (1.02%) Siebel
18 24 (0.95%) Sun
19 23 (0.91%) Bloomberg
City, London
Clearwater People Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £40000 Per Annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Intrinsic Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £60k + benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £50k + benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £90k to £120k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Intrinsic Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Lewis Paige
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Venturi
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + 10% bonus and full benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Bluetownonline
Salary: £30000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Big Wednesday Digital Ltd
Salary: £65000 - £105000 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
Brightred Resourcing Limited
Salary: From £70,000 to £75,000 per annum plus bonus and benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + bonus+benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Intrinsic Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Venturi
Salary: £40000 - £45000.00 per annum + extensive benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £60000 - £100000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £90k to £120k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £60k + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits + Training
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £70,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £45000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
onezeero.
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Venturi
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + bonus and full benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £55000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Gym, Pension, Remote/Flexi Work
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £90000 - £105000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £90,000 to £125,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £32000 - £38000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £70,000 to £95,000 per annum Bonus and benefits package
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum + Bonus + 28 Days Holiday + Pension
Posted: Yesterday