Period
to 22 November 2019

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 22 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
22 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 4 4 4
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Permanent jobs citing SQL 1,985 2,552 2,261
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 20.01% 22.82% 22.09%
As % of the Programming Languages category 33.98% 36.74% 38.90%
Number of salaries quoted 1,775 2,263 2,089
City of London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +9.09% -
10th Percentile £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £87,500 £83,750
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 5,841 6,947 5,812
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 58.88% 62.13% 56.79%
Number of salaries quoted 5,077 6,324 5,327
City of London median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £61,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% +6.56% +6.09%
10th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £38,650
90th Percentile £97,500 £95,000 £95,000
Central London median annual salary £69,835 £65,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +7.44% +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 22 November 2019.

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 22 November 2019. 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 -8 17 £57,500 +4.55%
Moorgate -3 1 £60,000 +41.18%
SQL
Central London

For the 6 months to 22 November 2019, 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.

1 725 (36.52%) Finance
2 635 (31.99%) SQL Server
3 560 (28.21%) Python
4 543 (27.36%) Azure
5 532 (26.80%) C#
6 525 (26.45%) Agile Software Development
7 469 (23.63%) .NET
8 416 (20.96%) AWS
9 402 (20.25%) Java
10 394 (19.85%) Business Intelligence
11 389 (19.60%) JavaScript
12 375 (18.89%) Microsoft
13 329 (16.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 310 (15.62%) Analytics
15 307 (15.47%) Data Warehouse
16 287 (14.46%) Power Platform
17 285 (14.36%) Power BI
18 280 (14.11%) ETL
19 279 (14.06%) Problem-Solving
20 268 (13.50%) T-SQL
21 262 (13.20%) Degree
22 256 (12.90%) DevOps
23 227 (11.44%) Computer Science
24 223 (11.23%) HTML
24 223 (11.23%) Windows
24 223 (11.23%) Analytical Skills
25 220 (11.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
26 219 (11.03%) Fintech
27 217 (10.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
28 201 (10.13%) 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
1 114 (5.74%) Apache Spark
2 98 (4.94%) SharePoint
3 36 (1.81%) Elasticsearch
4 29 (1.46%) SAS
5 26 (1.31%) Confluence
6 22 (1.11%) Apache
7 19 (0.96%) IIS
8 17 (0.86%) Cloud Foundry
8 17 (0.86%) WebSphere
9 16 (0.81%) Tomcat
10 14 (0.71%) CMS
11 10 (0.50%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 10 (0.50%) Apache Solr
11 10 (0.50%) WebSphere Application Server
12 9 (0.45%) Apache Airflow
13 8 (0.40%) SharePoint 2013
14 7 (0.35%) MS Exchange
15 6 (0.30%) Umbraco
16 5 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2013
16 5 (0.25%) WordPress
Applications
1 117 (5.89%) Microsoft Excel
2 45 (2.27%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (0.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (0.40%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.20%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (0.20%) SPSS
6 2 (0.10%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.10%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 53 (2.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.55%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 10 (0.50%) Magento
3 10 (0.50%) SAP Hybris
3 10 (0.50%) SDL Web 8
4 9 (0.45%) SAP Business One
5 7 (0.35%) thinkFolio
6 6 (0.30%) Markit EDM
7 4 (0.20%) FastStats
8 3 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
9 2 (0.10%) Aareon QL
9 2 (0.10%) Dynamics GP
9 2 (0.10%) Dynamics NAV
9 2 (0.10%) Hyperion Planning
9 2 (0.10%) Oracle EBS R12
9 2 (0.10%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 1 (0.050%) Payment Gateway
10 1 (0.050%) Raiser's Edge
10 1 (0.050%) Sage X3
10 1 (0.050%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 543 (27.36%) Azure
2 416 (20.96%) AWS
3 287 (14.46%) Power Platform
4 86 (4.33%) GCP
5 60 (3.02%) Office 365
6 53 (2.67%) Azure Data Factory
7 48 (2.42%) PaaS
8 37 (1.86%) SaaS
9 27 (1.36%) Serverless
10 21 (1.06%) Amazon EC2
10 21 (1.06%) IaaS
11 19 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
12 14 (0.71%) GitHub
13 13 (0.65%) AWS Fargate
14 12 (0.60%) Amazon S3
14 12 (0.60%) AWS CloudFormation
15 11 (0.55%) Azure Active Directory
16 10 (0.50%) Google Analytics
17 9 (0.45%) Dynamics 365
18 8 (0.40%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 44 (2.22%) TCP/IP
2 24 (1.21%) Internet
3 23 (1.16%) BGP
3 23 (1.16%) HTTP
4 22 (1.11%) SAN
5 16 (0.81%) Firewall
6 14 (0.71%) DNS
6 14 (0.71%) VoIP
7 9 (0.45%) NAS
8 8 (0.40%) DHCP
8 8 (0.40%) WAN
9 7 (0.35%) LAN
9 7 (0.35%) SSL
10 6 (0.30%) Network Security
10 6 (0.30%) Wireless
11 5 (0.25%) FTP
11 5 (0.25%) HTTPS
11 5 (0.25%) SSH
12 3 (0.15%) Intranet
13 2 (0.10%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 635 (31.99%) SQL Server
2 329 (16.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 307 (15.47%) Data Warehouse
4 285 (14.36%) Power BI
5 220 (11.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 217 (10.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 177 (8.92%) Big Data
8 158 (7.96%) PostgreSQL
9 152 (7.66%) NoSQL
10 138 (6.95%) Relational Database
11 113 (5.69%) Hadoop
12 89 (4.48%) Azure SQL Database
13 73 (3.68%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 59 (2.97%) MySQL
15 57 (2.87%) Data Lake
16 55 (2.77%) SQL Server 2016
17 53 (2.67%) SQL Server 2012
18 51 (2.57%) MongoDB
19 46 (2.32%) Apache Hive
20 44 (2.22%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 137 (6.90%) Git (software)
2 93 (4.69%) Visual Studio
3 66 (3.32%) JIRA
4 51 (2.57%) Jenkins
4 51 (2.57%) Team Foundation Server
5 48 (2.42%) Selenium
6 31 (1.56%) TeamCity
7 30 (1.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 28 (1.41%) Bitbucket
8 28 (1.41%) Cucumber
8 28 (1.41%) JUnit
9 27 (1.36%) Maven
10 24 (1.21%) Visual Studio Team System
11 23 (1.16%) Octopus Deploy
12 17 (0.86%) Subversion
13 10 (0.50%) Gradle
14 9 (0.45%) JMeter
14 9 (0.45%) NUnit
15 8 (0.40%) Mockito
15 8 (0.40%) Oracle APEX
General
1 725 (36.52%) Finance
2 151 (7.61%) Banking
3 136 (6.85%) Marketing
4 54 (2.72%) Front Office
5 52 (2.62%) Advertising
5 52 (2.62%) Retail
6 44 (2.22%) Back Office
6 44 (2.22%) Telecoms
7 38 (1.91%) Law
8 30 (1.51%) Investment Banking
9 28 (1.41%) Legal
10 26 (1.31%) Public Sector
11 17 (0.86%) Financial Institution
12 13 (0.65%) Games
12 13 (0.65%) Manufacturing
12 13 (0.65%) Publishing
13 12 (0.60%) Electronics
14 5 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
15 4 (0.20%) Billing
16 2 (0.10%) Retail Finance
Job Titles
1 867 (43.68%) Developer
2 314 (15.82%) Analyst
3 192 (9.67%) .NET Developer
4 181 (9.12%) SQL Developer
5 178 (8.97%) C# Developer
6 177 (8.92%) Senior Developer
7 165 (8.31%) Java Developer
8 118 (5.94%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 118 (5.94%) Data Engineer
9 93 (4.69%) Support Analyst
10 89 (4.48%) C# .NET Developer
11 79 (3.98%) Applications Support
11 79 (3.98%) Architect
12 78 (3.93%) Python Developer
13 66 (3.32%) DBA
14 61 (3.07%) Junior
15 59 (2.97%) Consultant
16 57 (2.87%) Administrator
17 56 (2.82%) Database Developer
18 54 (2.72%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 469 (23.63%) .NET
2 223 (11.23%) HTML
3 201 (10.13%) CSS
4 188 (9.47%) AngularJS
5 178 (8.97%) ASP.NET
6 161 (8.11%) React
7 138 (6.95%) .NET Core
7 138 (6.95%) ASP.NET Web API
8 121 (6.10%) RESTful
9 119 (5.99%) REST
10 104 (5.24%) .NET Framework
11 100 (5.04%) XML
12 98 (4.94%) Web Services
13 89 (4.48%) Spring
14 87 (4.38%) jQuery
15 85 (4.28%) ASP.NET MVC
16 76 (3.83%) HTML5
17 66 (3.32%) Entity Framework
18 57 (2.87%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 50 (2.52%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 223 (11.23%) Analytical Skills
2 99 (4.99%) Management Information System
3 92 (4.63%) Greenfield Project
4 76 (3.83%) Algorithms
5 72 (3.63%) Hedge funds
6 56 (2.82%) Reinsurance
7 50 (2.52%) User Experience
8 48 (2.42%) Data Structures
9 43 (2.17%) Self-Motivation
10 38 (1.91%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 35 (1.76%) Data Centre
12 32 (1.61%) Linux Command Line
13 31 (1.56%) Fixed Income
14 29 (1.46%) N-Tier
14 29 (1.46%) Public Cloud
15 25 (1.26%) Enterprise Software
16 21 (1.06%) Equities
17 19 (0.96%) Credit Risk
17 19 (0.96%) iSeries
17 19 (0.96%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 223 (11.23%) Windows
2 175 (8.82%) Linux
3 135 (6.80%) Unix
4 122 (6.15%) Windows Server
5 28 (1.41%) Windows Server 2008
6 24 (1.21%) Windows Server 2012
7 17 (0.86%) Windows 10
8 15 (0.76%) Android
9 12 (0.60%) Apple iOS
9 12 (0.60%) Windows 7
10 8 (0.40%) Mac OS
11 6 (0.30%) CentOS
12 4 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (0.20%) Solaris
12 4 (0.20%) Windows 8
12 4 (0.20%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (0.10%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.050%) Debian
14 1 (0.050%) VMS
14 1 (0.050%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 525 (26.45%) Agile Software Development
2 394 (19.85%) Business Intelligence
3 310 (15.62%) Analytics
4 280 (14.11%) ETL
5 279 (14.06%) Problem-Solving
6 256 (12.90%) DevOps
7 227 (11.44%) Computer Science
8 219 (11.03%) Fintech
9 196 (9.87%) MVC
10 189 (9.52%) Microservices
11 173 (8.72%) TDD
12 162 (8.16%) Data Science
13 161 (8.11%) Scrum
14 152 (7.66%) Data Modelling
15 142 (7.15%) Visualisation
16 135 (6.80%) Software Engineering
17 130 (6.55%) Test Automation
18 127 (6.40%) ITIL
19 122 (6.15%) Continuous Integration
20 119 (5.99%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 560 (28.21%) Python
2 532 (26.80%) C#
3 402 (20.25%) Java
4 389 (19.60%) JavaScript
5 268 (13.50%) T-SQL
6 139 (7.00%) PowerShell
7 108 (5.44%) R
8 98 (4.94%) VBA
9 86 (4.33%) C++
9 86 (4.33%) PL/SQL
10 77 (3.88%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 72 (3.63%) Scala
12 61 (3.07%) TypeScript
13 49 (2.47%) Shell Script
14 46 (2.32%) VB
15 44 (2.22%) VB.NET
16 42 (2.12%) PHP
17 40 (2.02%) Bash Shell
18 32 (1.61%) Perl
19 30 (1.51%) C
Qualifications
1 262 (13.20%) Degree
2 128 (6.45%) Computer Science Degree
3 36 (1.81%) Master's Degree
4 28 (1.41%) PhD
5 23 (1.16%) Microsoft Certification
6 15 (0.76%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 9 (0.45%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (0.40%) CCNA
9 7 (0.35%) ISTQB
9 7 (0.35%) MCSE
10 6 (0.30%) ISEB
10 6 (0.30%) Numerate Degree
11 5 (0.25%) MCP
12 4 (0.20%) AWS Certification
12 4 (0.20%) CISSP
12 4 (0.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 4 (0.20%) MCSA
12 4 (0.20%) Security Cleared
13 3 (0.15%) IIBA
13 3 (0.15%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 115 (5.79%) QA
2 52 (2.62%) Data Quality
3 25 (1.26%) SLA
4 7 (0.35%) EMIR
4 7 (0.35%) GDPR
4 7 (0.35%) MiFID
5 5 (0.25%) WAI
6 4 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.15%) Actionable Recommendations
7 3 (0.15%) Dodd-Frank
8 1 (0.050%) COBIT
8 1 (0.050%) NIST
8 1 (0.050%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.050%) Solvency II
System Software
1 182 (9.17%) Docker
2 60 (3.02%) Active Directory
3 48 (2.42%) Hyper-V
4 44 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
5 23 (1.16%) VirtualBox
6 13 (0.65%) XenApp
7 10 (0.50%) HDFS
7 10 (0.50%) Virtual Machines
8 6 (0.30%) VMware Workstation
9 5 (0.25%) Apache Flume
10 3 (0.15%) Virtual Desktop
11 2 (0.10%) VMware Server
11 2 (0.10%) XenDesktop
12 1 (0.050%) Cronacle
12 1 (0.050%) Terminal Server
12 1 (0.050%) UAG
Systems Management
1 115 (5.79%) Kubernetes
2 88 (4.43%) Terraform
3 36 (1.81%) Puppet
4 29 (1.46%) Ansible
5 19 (0.96%) Consul
6 13 (0.65%) SCCM
7 11 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
8 10 (0.50%) Prometheus
9 9 (0.45%) Data Guard
10 8 (0.40%) Failover Clustering
10 8 (0.40%) Grafana
10 8 (0.40%) Microsoft Clustering
10 8 (0.40%) Norton AntiVirus
11 6 (0.30%) Control-M
12 5 (0.25%) ITRS Geneos
12 5 (0.25%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 5 (0.25%) Oracle RMAN
13 4 (0.20%) Docker Swarm
13 4 (0.20%) Dollar Universe
13 4 (0.20%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 375 (18.89%) Microsoft
2 176 (8.87%) Oracle
3 137 (6.90%) Tableau
4 120 (6.05%) Google
5 67 (3.38%) VMware
6 42 (2.12%) IBM
6 42 (2.12%) SAP
7 38 (1.91%) Informatica
8 31 (1.56%) Databricks
9 29 (1.46%) Cognos
9 29 (1.46%) Sybase
10 28 (1.41%) Citrix
10 28 (1.41%) Salesforce.com
11 24 (1.21%) Nintex
11 24 (1.21%) Veeam
12 23 (1.16%) Cisco
12 23 (1.16%) LogicMonitor
12 23 (1.16%) Talend
13 20 (1.01%) Atlassian
14 18 (0.91%) Teradata