Period
to 30 March 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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 4 4 4
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Permanent jobs citing SQL 1,534 2,321 2,551
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 17.44% 22.38% 23.70%
As % of the Programming Languages category 31.33% 36.09% 39.92%
Number of salaries quoted 1,396 2,100 2,373
Median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% +4.35%
10th Percentile £41,250 £37,500 £37,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £85,000
Central London median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +8.33% +4.35% +4.55%

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 4,896 6,432 6,390
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 55.67% 62.02% 59.36%
Number of salaries quoted 4,339 5,770 5,721
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 £40,250 £39,500
90th Percentile £105,000 £96,250 £95,000
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +7.69% +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 30 March 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 30 March 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 -4 13 £57,500 +4.55%
Moorgate -11 1 £45,000 -10.00%
SQL
Central London

For the 6 months to 30 March 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.

1 513 (33.44%) Finance
2 439 (28.62%) Agile Software Development
3 424 (27.64%) C#
4 397 (25.88%) Azure
5 393 (25.62%) .NET
6 383 (24.97%) SQL Server
7 376 (24.51%) Python
8 309 (20.14%) Java
9 292 (19.04%) JavaScript
10 289 (18.84%) AWS
11 268 (17.47%) Business Intelligence
12 258 (16.82%) Microsoft
13 255 (16.62%) Degree
14 224 (14.60%) Computer Science
15 210 (13.69%) DevOps
16 207 (13.49%) Data Warehouse
17 204 (13.30%) Analytics
18 198 (12.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 190 (12.39%) Power Platform
20 186 (12.13%) Power BI
21 185 (12.06%) HTML
21 185 (12.06%) T-SQL
22 173 (11.28%) ETL
23 172 (11.21%) CSS
24 170 (11.08%) Linux
24 170 (11.08%) Fintech
25 169 (11.02%) Docker
26 168 (10.95%) MVC
27 165 (10.76%) Problem-Solving
28 159 (10.37%) Oracle

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 95 (6.19%) Apache Spark
2 49 (3.19%) SharePoint
3 35 (2.28%) Elasticsearch
4 22 (1.43%) Apache
5 21 (1.37%) Confluence
6 20 (1.30%) Apache Airflow
7 19 (1.24%) SAS
8 13 (0.85%) IIS
9 12 (0.78%) Luigi
10 9 (0.59%) Tomcat
11 8 (0.52%) Cloud Foundry
12 7 (0.46%) CMS
12 7 (0.46%) MS Exchange
12 7 (0.46%) Oracle Workflow
12 7 (0.46%) WebSphere
13 6 (0.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 5 (0.33%) JBoss
14 5 (0.33%) OpenStack
14 5 (0.33%) SharePoint 2010
14 5 (0.33%) WebLogic
Applications
1 82 (5.35%) Microsoft Excel
2 38 (2.48%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (0.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.33%) SPSS
5 4 (0.26%) Acrobat
5 4 (0.26%) Adobe Illustrator
6 3 (0.20%) InDesign
6 3 (0.20%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.20%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.13%) Chatbot
7 2 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.065%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 18 (1.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.59%) Salerio
3 6 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.20%) Magento
4 3 (0.20%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (0.20%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 3 (0.20%) SAP Business One
4 3 (0.20%) SAP Hybris
4 3 (0.20%) SDL Web 8
5 2 (0.13%) Elite 3E
5 2 (0.13%) Markit EDM
5 2 (0.13%) Northgate Housing
5 2 (0.13%) RiskWrite
5 2 (0.13%) SAP BPC
6 1 (0.065%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (0.065%) Oracle E-Business Tax
6 1 (0.065%) Oracle Internet Expenses
6 1 (0.065%) Oracle iProcurement
6 1 (0.065%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.065%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 397 (25.88%) Azure
2 289 (18.84%) AWS
3 190 (12.39%) Power Platform
4 59 (3.85%) GCP
5 48 (3.13%) Office 365
6 38 (2.48%) PaaS
7 35 (2.28%) SaaS
8 29 (1.89%) IaaS
9 27 (1.76%) Azure Data Factory
10 26 (1.69%) Serverless
11 20 (1.30%) Amazon S3
12 17 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
13 13 (0.85%) Amazon EC2
13 13 (0.85%) Amazon EMR
14 9 (0.59%) AWS Lambda
15 8 (0.52%) AWS Fargate
15 8 (0.52%) npm
16 7 (0.46%) GitHub
17 6 (0.39%) Data Lake Analytics
17 6 (0.39%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 31 (2.02%) TCP/IP
2 18 (1.17%) BGP
3 14 (0.91%) HTTP
4 13 (0.85%) Internet
5 12 (0.78%) Intranet
6 11 (0.72%) Firewall
7 9 (0.59%) SAN
8 8 (0.52%) FTP
9 6 (0.39%) DNS
10 4 (0.26%) SWIFTNet
10 4 (0.26%) VPN
11 3 (0.20%) DHCP
11 3 (0.20%) HTTPS
11 3 (0.20%) Intrusion Detection
11 3 (0.20%) SSL
11 3 (0.20%) WAN
12 2 (0.13%) DMZ
12 2 (0.13%) Kerberos
12 2 (0.13%) LAN
12 2 (0.13%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 383 (24.97%) SQL Server
2 207 (13.49%) Data Warehouse
3 198 (12.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 186 (12.13%) Power BI
5 142 (9.26%) NoSQL
6 137 (8.93%) Big Data
7 130 (8.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 113 (7.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 110 (7.17%) Relational Database
10 97 (6.32%) Hadoop
11 90 (5.87%) PostgreSQL
12 65 (4.24%) Azure SQL Database
13 62 (4.04%) Data Lake
14 50 (3.26%) Apache Hive
15 42 (2.74%) MongoDB
15 42 (2.74%) MySQL
16 41 (2.67%) DB2
17 36 (2.35%) RDBMS
18 34 (2.22%) Snowflake Schema
19 33 (2.15%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 135 (8.80%) Git (software)
2 79 (5.15%) Visual Studio
3 70 (4.56%) JIRA
4 48 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
5 46 (3.00%) Jenkins
6 32 (2.09%) JUnit
7 30 (1.96%) TeamCity
8 27 (1.76%) Maven
9 25 (1.63%) Octopus Deploy
9 25 (1.63%) Selenium
9 25 (1.63%) SpecFlow
10 21 (1.37%) Bitbucket
11 19 (1.24%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 15 (0.98%) Cucumber
13 14 (0.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 14 (0.91%) NUnit
14 13 (0.85%) Jasmine
14 13 (0.85%) Visual Studio Team System
15 12 (0.78%) Artifactory
16 9 (0.59%) Gradle
General
1 513 (33.44%) Finance
2 87 (5.67%) Marketing
3 81 (5.28%) Banking
4 51 (3.32%) Law
5 46 (3.00%) Front Office
6 40 (2.61%) Back Office
6 40 (2.61%) Retail
7 28 (1.83%) Investment Banking
8 20 (1.30%) Legal
9 19 (1.24%) Advertising
10 17 (1.11%) Games
11 15 (0.98%) Financial Institution
12 11 (0.72%) Housing Association
13 9 (0.59%) Publishing
14 5 (0.33%) Manufacturing
14 5 (0.33%) Telecoms
15 4 (0.26%) Automotive
15 4 (0.26%) Public Sector
16 3 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
17 2 (0.13%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 602 (39.24%) Developer
2 342 (22.29%) Analyst
3 150 (9.78%) .NET Developer
4 132 (8.60%) C# Developer
5 124 (8.08%) Java Developer
6 116 (7.56%) SQL Developer
6 116 (7.56%) Support Analyst
7 107 (6.98%) Data Engineer
8 97 (6.32%) Senior Developer
9 85 (5.54%) Business Analyst
10 76 (4.95%) Administrator
11 73 (4.76%) Architect
12 71 (4.63%) Junior
13 70 (4.56%) C# .NET Developer
14 66 (4.30%) SQL Analyst
15 64 (4.17%) Applications Support
16 62 (4.04%) Python Developer
17 55 (3.59%) Software Developer
18 52 (3.39%) Full Stack Developer
19 47 (3.06%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 393 (25.62%) .NET
2 185 (12.06%) HTML
3 172 (11.21%) CSS
4 159 (10.37%) AngularJS
5 146 (9.52%) ASP.NET
6 136 (8.87%) React
7 94 (6.13%) .NET Core
8 89 (5.80%) XML
9 86 (5.61%) RESTful
10 83 (5.41%) REST
11 82 (5.35%) ASP.NET Web API
12 78 (5.08%) .NET Framework
13 76 (4.95%) Web Services
14 72 (4.69%) HTML5
15 70 (4.56%) Spring
16 68 (4.43%) ASP.NET MVC
17 61 (3.98%) Node.js
18 60 (3.91%) jQuery
19 54 (3.52%) Kafka
20 47 (3.06%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 153 (9.97%) Analytical Skills
2 106 (6.91%) Management Information System
3 66 (4.30%) Reinsurance
4 56 (3.65%) Data Structures
5 52 (3.39%) Self-Motivation
6 48 (3.13%) Greenfield Project
7 46 (3.00%) Algorithms
8 37 (2.41%) Hedge funds
9 33 (2.15%) AS400
10 32 (2.09%) Derivative
10 32 (2.09%) iSeries
11 31 (2.02%) Fixed Income
12 28 (1.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 26 (1.69%) User Experience
14 25 (1.63%) Equities
15 17 (1.11%) SWIFT
16 16 (1.04%) N-Tier
17 15 (0.98%) Reference Data
18 13 (0.85%) Mobile App
19 12 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 170 (11.08%) Linux
2 136 (8.87%) Windows
3 102 (6.65%) Unix
4 80 (5.22%) Windows Server
5 23 (1.50%) Windows 10
6 19 (1.24%) Windows 7
7 18 (1.17%) CentOS
8 13 (0.85%) Windows Server 2008
9 11 (0.72%) Windows Server 2012
10 8 (0.52%) Windows Server 2016
11 7 (0.46%) Android
12 5 (0.33%) Apple iOS
12 5 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (0.26%) Windows Server 2019
14 2 (0.13%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.13%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.13%) Windows 8
15 1 (0.065%) Debian
15 1 (0.065%) Oracle Linux
15 1 (0.065%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 439 (28.62%) Agile Software Development
2 268 (17.47%) Business Intelligence
3 224 (14.60%) Computer Science
4 210 (13.69%) DevOps
5 204 (13.30%) Analytics
6 173 (11.28%) ETL
7 170 (11.08%) Fintech
8 168 (10.95%) MVC
9 165 (10.76%) Problem-Solving
10 149 (9.71%) Data Modelling
11 135 (8.80%) TDD
12 133 (8.67%) Microservices
13 117 (7.63%) SDLC
14 110 (7.17%) Data Science
15 107 (6.98%) Software Engineering
15 107 (6.98%) Test Automation
16 105 (6.84%) Scrum
17 102 (6.65%) OO
18 96 (6.26%) Migration
19 95 (6.19%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 424 (27.64%) C#
2 376 (24.51%) Python
3 309 (20.14%) Java
4 292 (19.04%) JavaScript
5 185 (12.06%) T-SQL
6 107 (6.98%) PowerShell
7 82 (5.35%) PL/SQL
8 68 (4.43%) R
9 65 (4.24%) Scala
10 62 (4.04%) PHP
11 61 (3.98%) TypeScript
12 50 (3.26%) C++
13 49 (3.19%) Shell Script
13 49 (3.19%) VBA
14 39 (2.54%) Bash Shell
15 37 (2.41%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 33 (2.15%) VB.NET
17 32 (2.09%) RPG
18 25 (1.63%) Java 8
18 25 (1.63%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 255 (16.62%) Degree
2 145 (9.45%) Computer Science Degree
3 27 (1.76%) Master's Degree
4 24 (1.56%) Microsoft Certification
5 17 (1.11%) MCSA
6 11 (0.72%) Numerate Degree
7 10 (0.65%) CISSP
8 8 (0.52%) CISA
8 8 (0.52%) PhD
9 7 (0.46%) CISM
9 7 (0.46%) CRISC
10 5 (0.33%) OSCP
10 5 (0.33%) PMI Certification
11 4 (0.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 4 (0.26%) Postgraduate
11 4 (0.26%) SC Cleared
11 4 (0.26%) Security Cleared
12 3 (0.20%) CFA
12 3 (0.20%) IIBA
12 3 (0.20%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (3.78%) QA
2 50 (3.26%) Data Quality
3 25 (1.63%) SLA
4 7 (0.46%) MiFID
4 7 (0.46%) PMO
5 6 (0.39%) EMIR
6 4 (0.26%) GDPR
6 4 (0.26%) NIST
7 3 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.20%) Solvency II
8 2 (0.13%) FINRA
8 2 (0.13%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.065%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 169 (11.02%) Docker
2 41 (2.67%) Active Directory
3 33 (2.15%) VMware Infrastructure
4 23 (1.50%) Hyper-V
5 19 (1.24%) VirtualBox
6 8 (0.52%) Virtual Machines
7 6 (0.39%) HDFS
8 4 (0.26%) KVM
9 3 (0.20%) Apache Flume
9 3 (0.20%) XenApp
10 2 (0.13%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.065%) Cronacle
11 1 (0.065%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.065%) NFS
11 1 (0.065%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 104 (6.78%) Kubernetes
2 55 (3.59%) Terraform
3 37 (2.41%) Ansible
4 26 (1.69%) Puppet
5 13 (0.85%) Grafana
6 9 (0.59%) Nagios
6 9 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
7 8 (0.52%) Control-M
8 7 (0.46%) Kibana
9 6 (0.39%) Data Guard
9 6 (0.39%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 6 (0.39%) Oracle RMAN
9 6 (0.39%) Prometheus
9 6 (0.39%) Salt
10 5 (0.33%) Matomo
10 5 (0.33%) SCCM
11 4 (0.26%) Consul
11 4 (0.26%) MIIS
11 4 (0.26%) Packer
12 3 (0.20%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 258 (16.82%) Microsoft
2 159 (10.37%) Oracle
3 74 (4.82%) Tableau
4 47 (3.06%) Google
5 41 (2.67%) ServiceNow
5 41 (2.67%) VMware
6 33 (2.15%) Informatica
7 25 (1.63%) SAP
8 24 (1.56%) Sybase
9 18 (1.17%) Guidewire
9 18 (1.17%) LogicMonitor
10 17 (1.11%) Salesforce.com
10 17 (1.11%) Talend
11 13 (0.85%) Atlassian
12 12 (0.78%) IBM
12 12 (0.78%) ShoreTel
13 11 (0.72%) Red Hat
13 11 (0.72%) Remedy
13 11 (0.72%) SnapLogic
13 11 (0.72%) Teradata