Period
to 21 June 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 21 June 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
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 4 4 4
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 -1
Permanent jobs citing SQL 2,799 2,414 2,881
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 25.38% 23.81% 21.38%
As % of the Programming Languages category 41.76% 42.02% 37.92%
Number of salaries quoted 2,503 2,224 2,637
City of London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £38,750 £34,000 £33,750
90th Percentile £85,400 £85,000 £80,000
Central London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +5.77%

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 6,702 5,745 7,598
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 60.77% 56.66% 56.39%
Number of salaries quoted 6,031 5,191 6,870
City of London median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £40,000 £37,250 £36,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £86,250
Central London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,000
% change year-on-year +4.17% +5.26% +3.64%

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 21 June 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 21 June 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 +9 24 £52,500 +20.69%
SQL
Central London

For the 6 months to 21 June 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 1,309 (46.77%) Finance
2 1,072 (38.30%) SQL Server
3 866 (30.94%) Microsoft
4 840 (30.01%) C#
5 820 (29.30%) Agile Software Development
6 797 (28.47%) .NET
7 586 (20.94%) Java
8 574 (20.51%) JavaScript
9 515 (18.40%) Business Intelligence
10 507 (18.11%) T-SQL
11 479 (17.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 475 (16.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 475 (16.97%) Degree
13 434 (15.51%) Microsoft Azure
14 383 (13.68%) Data Warehouse
15 379 (13.54%) CSS
16 371 (13.25%) Banking
17 347 (12.40%) Oracle
18 345 (12.33%) MVC
19 343 (12.25%) HTML
19 343 (12.25%) Python
20 340 (12.15%) ASP.NET
21 335 (11.97%) Windows
22 330 (11.79%) Analytical Skills
23 320 (11.43%) Analytics
24 311 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
25 308 (11.00%) Software Engineering
26 291 (10.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
27 287 (10.25%) ETL
28 286 (10.22%) 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
1 109 (3.89%) SharePoint
2 88 (3.14%) Apache Spark
3 60 (2.14%) Elasticsearch
4 44 (1.57%) SAS
5 43 (1.54%) IIS
6 40 (1.43%) MS Exchange
7 33 (1.18%) JBoss
8 31 (1.11%) Apache
9 30 (1.07%) Tomcat
10 25 (0.89%) Confluence
11 23 (0.82%) Ethereum
12 22 (0.79%) WebSphere
13 20 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2010
13 20 (0.71%) NServiceBus
14 19 (0.68%) Oracle Workflow
15 17 (0.61%) Drupal
16 15 (0.54%) CMS
17 14 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2013
18 13 (0.46%) WildFly
19 11 (0.39%) Mule
Applications
1 186 (6.65%) Microsoft Excel
2 99 (3.54%) Microsoft Office
3 35 (1.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 29 (1.04%) Spreadsheet
5 16 (0.57%) MS Visio
6 14 (0.50%) SPSS
7 5 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
8 3 (0.11%) AutoCAD
8 3 (0.11%) Revit
9 1 (0.036%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.036%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.036%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 64 (2.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 27 (0.96%) Distributed Ledger
2 27 (0.96%) Dynamics NAV
3 24 (0.86%) Markit EDM
4 23 (0.82%) Elite 3E
5 11 (0.39%) thinkFolio
6 10 (0.36%) MetaTrader
6 10 (0.36%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 7 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
7 7 (0.25%) Front Arena
7 7 (0.25%) Sonata
8 6 (0.21%) Oracle Financials
9 5 (0.18%) Endur
9 5 (0.18%) Infor SunSystems
9 5 (0.18%) NetSuite
10 4 (0.14%) ReMetrica
11 3 (0.11%) Primavera
11 3 (0.11%) Sage 200
11 3 (0.11%) Sentinel
12 2 (0.071%) PeopleSoft HRMS
Cloud Services
1 434 (15.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 249 (8.90%) Amazon AWS
3 54 (1.93%) PaaS
4 49 (1.75%) IaaS
5 45 (1.61%) Azure Data Factory
5 45 (1.61%) Office 365
6 42 (1.50%) Serverless
7 40 (1.43%) GitHub
8 38 (1.36%) Cloud Computing
9 35 (1.25%) SaaS
10 27 (0.96%) AWS Lambda
11 26 (0.93%) Azure Active Directory
12 24 (0.86%) Google Cloud Platform
13 21 (0.75%) Amazon S3
14 15 (0.54%) Amazon EC2
14 15 (0.54%) Azure Machine Learning
14 15 (0.54%) Dynamics 365
15 14 (0.50%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
15 14 (0.50%) Google Analytics
16 12 (0.43%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 48 (1.71%) Firewall
1 48 (1.71%) TCP/IP
2 44 (1.57%) WAN
3 35 (1.25%) LAN
4 31 (1.11%) Internet
5 29 (1.04%) DNS
6 25 (0.89%) SAN
7 23 (0.82%) VPN
8 20 (0.71%) DHCP
9 19 (0.68%) HTTP
9 19 (0.68%) VLAN
10 16 (0.57%) Intranet
10 16 (0.57%) IP Telephony
10 16 (0.57%) WebEx
11 13 (0.46%) Wireless
12 12 (0.43%) SMS
13 11 (0.39%) Skype
14 10 (0.36%) SSH
15 6 (0.21%) NAS
16 5 (0.18%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,072 (38.30%) SQL Server
2 479 (17.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 475 (16.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 383 (13.68%) Data Warehouse
5 291 (10.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 243 (8.68%) Power BI
7 211 (7.54%) NoSQL
8 200 (7.15%) Big Data
9 182 (6.50%) Relational Database
10 137 (4.89%) MySQL
11 130 (4.64%) SQL Server 2012
12 128 (4.57%) Data Lake
13 112 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
14 86 (3.07%) Hadoop
15 82 (2.93%) Azure SQL Database
16 76 (2.72%) PostgreSQL
17 75 (2.68%) MongoDB
18 69 (2.47%) Oracle Database
19 62 (2.22%) Crystal Reports
19 62 (2.22%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 250 (8.93%) Git (software)
2 205 (7.32%) Team Foundation Server
3 167 (5.97%) Visual Studio
4 97 (3.47%) Jenkins
5 88 (3.14%) JIRA
6 75 (2.68%) Maven
6 75 (2.68%) Selenium
7 73 (2.61%) Subversion
8 71 (2.54%) Visual Studio Team System
9 60 (2.14%) JUnit
10 56 (2.00%) NUnit
11 43 (1.54%) Octopus Deploy
12 41 (1.46%) TeamCity
13 33 (1.18%) Cucumber
14 31 (1.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 29 (1.04%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
15 29 (1.04%) WebDriver
16 27 (0.96%) Jasmine
17 24 (0.86%) Gradle
18 23 (0.82%) SpecFlow
General
1 1,309 (46.77%) Finance
2 371 (13.25%) Banking
3 250 (8.93%) Advertising
4 183 (6.54%) Front Office
5 88 (3.14%) Back Office
6 81 (2.89%) Legal
7 79 (2.82%) Retail
8 75 (2.68%) Law
9 72 (2.57%) Investment Banking
10 65 (2.32%) Financial Institution
11 62 (2.22%) Games
12 57 (2.04%) Marketing
13 40 (1.43%) Telecoms
14 26 (0.93%) Publishing
15 18 (0.64%) Billing
16 14 (0.50%) General Ledger
17 10 (0.36%) Military
18 6 (0.21%) French Language
18 6 (0.21%) International Banking
19 5 (0.18%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 1,229 (43.91%) Developer
2 570 (20.36%) Analyst
3 350 (12.50%) C# Developer
4 315 (11.25%) .NET Developer
5 268 (9.57%) SQL Developer
6 240 (8.57%) Java Developer
7 226 (8.07%) Senior Developer
8 221 (7.90%) C# .NET Developer
9 160 (5.72%) Applications Support
10 142 (5.07%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 134 (4.79%) Architect
12 132 (4.72%) Support Analyst
13 130 (4.64%) Consultant
14 123 (4.39%) Business Analyst
15 104 (3.72%) Junior
16 101 (3.61%) SSIS Developer
17 97 (3.47%) Software Developer
18 92 (3.29%) SQL Analyst
19 90 (3.22%) Full Stack Developer
20 88 (3.14%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 797 (28.47%) .NET
2 379 (13.54%) CSS
3 343 (12.25%) HTML
4 340 (12.15%) ASP.NET
5 257 (9.18%) AngularJS
6 240 (8.57%) Web Services
7 212 (7.57%) Spring
8 188 (6.72%) ASP.NET Web API
9 183 (6.54%) ASP.NET MVC
10 182 (6.50%) REST
11 174 (6.22%) jQuery
12 167 (5.97%) .NET Framework
13 160 (5.72%) XML
14 156 (5.57%) RESTful
15 137 (4.89%) Hibernate
16 107 (3.82%) React
17 106 (3.79%) Entity Framework
18 96 (3.43%) Java EE
18 96 (3.43%) WCF
19 90 (3.22%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 330 (11.79%) Analytical Skills
2 286 (10.22%) Computer Science
3 201 (7.18%) Greenfield Project
4 193 (6.90%) Fintech
5 96 (3.43%) Management Information System
5 96 (3.43%) User Experience
6 92 (3.29%) Fixed Income
7 90 (3.22%) Derivative
8 87 (3.11%) Self-Motivation
9 85 (3.04%) Data Structures
9 85 (3.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 75 (2.68%) Equities
11 56 (2.00%) Hedge funds
12 52 (1.86%) Mobile App
13 51 (1.82%) Algorithms
14 50 (1.79%) Reinsurance
15 39 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
16 36 (1.29%) N-Tier
17 33 (1.18%) Linux Command Line
18 30 (1.07%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 335 (11.97%) Windows
2 266 (9.50%) Linux
3 151 (5.39%) Unix
4 92 (3.29%) Windows Server
5 48 (1.71%) Windows Server 2012
6 43 (1.54%) Windows Server 2008
7 30 (1.07%) Android
8 29 (1.04%) VMS
9 26 (0.93%) Apple iOS
10 24 (0.86%) Windows 10
11 22 (0.79%) Windows 7
12 14 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 11 (0.39%) Solaris
13 11 (0.39%) Windows Server 2003
14 10 (0.36%) Mac OS X
15 5 (0.18%) HPUX
16 3 (0.11%) CentOS
17 2 (0.071%) Debian
17 2 (0.071%) Ubuntu
18 1 (0.036%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 820 (29.30%) Agile Software Development
2 515 (18.40%) Business Intelligence
3 345 (12.33%) MVC
4 320 (11.43%) Analytics
5 311 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
6 308 (11.00%) Software Engineering
7 287 (10.25%) ETL
8 276 (9.86%) TDD
9 271 (9.68%) Test Automation
10 267 (9.54%) SDLC
11 258 (9.22%) Scrum
12 256 (9.15%) Web Development
13 240 (8.57%) Continuous Integration
14 204 (7.29%) DevOps
15 203 (7.25%) OO
16 176 (6.29%) ITIL
17 172 (6.15%) Microservices
18 167 (5.97%) Mathematics
19 154 (5.50%) Unit Testing
20 143 (5.11%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 840 (30.01%) C#
2 586 (20.94%) Java
3 574 (20.51%) JavaScript
4 507 (18.11%) T-SQL
5 343 (12.25%) Python
6 164 (5.86%) PowerShell
7 136 (4.86%) VBA
8 134 (4.79%) PHP
9 99 (3.54%) Java 8
10 91 (3.25%) R
11 89 (3.18%) PL/SQL
12 80 (2.86%) Perl
13 78 (2.79%) Shell Script
14 72 (2.57%) C++
15 71 (2.54%) VB
16 65 (2.32%) Scala
17 53 (1.89%) Ruby
18 47 (1.68%) Bash Shell
18 47 (1.68%) C
19 39 (1.39%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 475 (16.97%) Degree
2 97 (3.47%) Computer Science Degree
3 39 (1.39%) Security Cleared
4 38 (1.36%) Microsoft Certification
5 37 (1.32%) ISEB
6 21 (0.75%) SC Cleared
7 19 (0.68%) DBS Check
7 19 (0.68%) ISTQB
8 15 (0.54%) ACCA
8 15 (0.54%) Master's Degree
9 14 (0.50%) CIMA
9 14 (0.50%) MCITP
10 12 (0.43%) ITIL Certification
11 11 (0.39%) CBAP
11 11 (0.39%) PMI Certification
12 10 (0.36%) MCSE
12 10 (0.36%) PhD
13 9 (0.32%) CFA
13 9 (0.32%) Microsoft Certified Architect
14 8 (0.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 198 (7.07%) QA
2 99 (3.54%) Data Quality
3 36 (1.29%) GDPR
4 23 (0.82%) MiFID
5 18 (0.64%) Solvency II
6 15 (0.54%) SLA
7 8 (0.29%) EMIR
8 6 (0.21%) SEPA
9 5 (0.18%) Dodd-Frank
9 5 (0.18%) PMO
10 4 (0.14%) FATCA
10 4 (0.14%) ISO 9001
11 3 (0.11%) PCI DSS
12 2 (0.071%) GCP
12 2 (0.071%) IFRS
12 2 (0.071%) ISO 8583
12 2 (0.071%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 1 (0.036%) GAAP
13 1 (0.036%) IFRS 9
13 1 (0.036%) PSD2
System Software
1 110 (3.93%) Active Directory
2 83 (2.97%) Docker
3 51 (1.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 39 (1.39%) Hyper-V
5 29 (1.04%) Virtual Machines
6 17 (0.61%) HDFS
6 17 (0.61%) XenDesktop
7 16 (0.57%) vSphere
7 16 (0.57%) XenApp
8 6 (0.21%) Apache Flume
9 5 (0.18%) GridGain
9 5 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
10 3 (0.11%) DFS Replication
10 3 (0.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 3 (0.11%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 3 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
10 3 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (0.071%) Terminal Server
12 1 (0.036%) Firmware
12 1 (0.036%) NFS
Systems Management
1 36 (1.29%) Opscode Chef
2 30 (1.07%) Kubernetes
2 30 (1.07%) Puppet
3 20 (0.71%) Ansible
4 15 (0.54%) Nagios
5 14 (0.50%) Control-M
6 13 (0.46%) SCCM
7 11 (0.39%) Kibana
8 10 (0.36%) Data Guard
8 10 (0.36%) HP Quality Center
9 9 (0.32%) logstash
9 9 (0.32%) Mesos
9 9 (0.32%) Oracle RMAN
9 9 (0.32%) Terraform
10 7 (0.25%) Failover Clustering
10 7 (0.25%) Hadoop YARN
10 7 (0.25%) Single Sign-On
11 6 (0.21%) Docker Swarm
11 6 (0.21%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
11 6 (0.21%) SCOM
Vendors
1 866 (30.94%) Microsoft
2 347 (12.40%) Oracle
3 131 (4.68%) Tableau
4 85 (3.04%) VMware
5 63 (2.25%) Sybase
6 59 (2.11%) Citrix
7 51 (1.82%) Google
8 42 (1.50%) Cognos
9 40 (1.43%) Salesforce.com
10 39 (1.39%) Bloomberg
11 37 (1.32%) IBM
12 31 (1.11%) SAP
13 28 (1.00%) Siebel
14 27 (0.96%) Nintex
15 25 (0.89%) Informatica
15 25 (0.89%) MicroStrategy
16 24 (0.86%) Capita
16 24 (0.86%) Charles River
17 21 (0.75%) Aderant
17 21 (0.75%) Cisco