Period
to 21 August 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 August 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 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 4 4 4
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 -1
Permanent jobs citing SQL 2,710 2,435 2,746
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 24.74% 23.93% 21.36%
As % of the Programming Languages category 40.47% 42.22% 37.54%
Number of salaries quoted 2,432 2,235 2,542
City of London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +1.85%
10th Percentile £39,075 £36,250 £32,800
90th Percentile £86,250 £85,000 £78,750
Central London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%

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 6,697 5,768 7,315
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 61.14% 56.68% 56.89%
Number of salaries quoted 6,080 5,244 6,740
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 £40,500 £37,500 £36,250
90th Percentile £93,750 £95,000 £86,250
Central London median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +8.33% +4.35% +4.55%

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 August 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 August 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 +7 26 £51,250 +73.73%
SQL
Central London

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 1,246 (45.98%) Finance
2 1,077 (39.74%) SQL Server
3 831 (30.66%) C#
4 812 (29.96%) Agile Software Development
5 786 (29.00%) .NET
6 764 (28.19%) Microsoft
7 571 (21.07%) Java
8 570 (21.03%) T-SQL
9 561 (20.70%) JavaScript
10 502 (18.52%) Business Intelligence
11 493 (18.19%) Degree
12 488 (18.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 451 (16.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 450 (16.61%) Microsoft Azure
15 417 (15.39%) MVC
16 401 (14.80%) CSS
17 398 (14.69%) Data Warehouse
18 366 (13.51%) Python
19 362 (13.36%) Banking
20 346 (12.77%) Analytical Skills
21 342 (12.62%) Oracle
22 341 (12.58%) HTML
23 326 (12.03%) Problem-Solving
24 325 (11.99%) ETL
25 318 (11.73%) Windows
26 315 (11.62%) ASP.NET
27 307 (11.33%) Analytics
28 299 (11.03%) TDD
29 289 (10.66%) Computer Science
30 287 (10.59%) Test Automation

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
1 133 (4.91%) SharePoint
2 87 (3.21%) Apache Spark
3 59 (2.18%) IIS
4 48 (1.77%) Elasticsearch
5 46 (1.70%) MS Exchange
6 39 (1.44%) SAS
7 31 (1.14%) Apache
8 28 (1.03%) Ethereum
9 27 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2010
9 27 (1.00%) Oracle Workflow
10 26 (0.96%) Tomcat
11 21 (0.77%) NServiceBus
12 20 (0.74%) Confluence
12 20 (0.74%) JBoss
13 18 (0.66%) CMS
14 17 (0.63%) Drupal
15 16 (0.59%) WebSphere
16 12 (0.44%) Mule
16 12 (0.44%) SharePoint 2013
16 12 (0.44%) WebLogic
Applications
1 180 (6.64%) Microsoft Excel
2 98 (3.62%) Microsoft Office
3 32 (1.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 12 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
5 11 (0.41%) MS Visio
6 9 (0.33%) SPSS
7 4 (0.15%) Microsoft Project
8 1 (0.037%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.037%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.037%) GNU Octave
8 1 (0.037%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.037%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.037%) Revit
Business Applications
1 101 (3.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 33 (1.22%) Markit EDM
3 29 (1.07%) Dynamics NAV
4 26 (0.96%) Distributed Ledger
5 20 (0.74%) thinkFolio
6 15 (0.55%) Front Arena
7 11 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
8 10 (0.37%) Infor SunSystems
8 10 (0.37%) ReMetrica
8 10 (0.37%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 7 (0.26%) MetaTrader
10 6 (0.22%) SunGard GMI
11 5 (0.18%) Endur
11 5 (0.18%) FastStats
11 5 (0.18%) NetSuite
12 4 (0.15%) Elite 3E
12 4 (0.15%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
12 4 (0.15%) Sage 200
12 4 (0.15%) Sentinel
12 4 (0.15%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 450 (16.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 282 (10.41%) Amazon AWS
3 50 (1.85%) Cloud Computing
4 40 (1.48%) GitHub
5 38 (1.40%) IaaS
5 38 (1.40%) Office 365
6 34 (1.25%) Azure Data Factory
7 33 (1.22%) PaaS
8 32 (1.18%) SaaS
9 30 (1.11%) Azure Active Directory
10 27 (1.00%) Amazon S3
10 27 (1.00%) Serverless
11 24 (0.89%) Google Cloud Platform
12 23 (0.85%) Amazon EC2
13 19 (0.70%) Amazon EMR
13 19 (0.70%) AWS Lambda
14 17 (0.63%) Azure Machine Learning
15 14 (0.52%) Amazon SQS
16 13 (0.48%) Dynamics 365
17 12 (0.44%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 53 (1.96%) Firewall
2 40 (1.48%) TCP/IP
3 39 (1.44%) WAN
4 37 (1.37%) LAN
5 34 (1.25%) VPN
6 31 (1.14%) DNS
6 31 (1.14%) Internet
7 29 (1.07%) SAN
8 21 (0.77%) HTTP
9 19 (0.70%) DHCP
9 19 (0.70%) VLAN
10 16 (0.59%) FTP
11 15 (0.55%) WebEx
12 14 (0.52%) IP Telephony
13 12 (0.44%) Intranet
14 11 (0.41%) SMS
15 10 (0.37%) Skype
15 10 (0.37%) Wireless
16 8 (0.30%) Ethernet
17 7 (0.26%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,077 (39.74%) SQL Server
2 488 (18.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 451 (16.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 398 (14.69%) Data Warehouse
5 274 (10.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 257 (9.48%) NoSQL
7 248 (9.15%) Power BI
8 211 (7.79%) Big Data
9 200 (7.38%) Relational Database
10 139 (5.13%) SQL Server 2012
11 127 (4.69%) MySQL
12 122 (4.50%) Data Lake
13 119 (4.39%) SQL Server 2008
14 92 (3.39%) Hadoop
15 81 (2.99%) PostgreSQL
16 78 (2.88%) BusinessObjects
17 75 (2.77%) Azure SQL Database
18 68 (2.51%) Redis
19 67 (2.47%) SQL Server 2014
20 65 (2.40%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 237 (8.75%) Team Foundation Server
2 216 (7.97%) Git (software)
3 167 (6.16%) Visual Studio
4 117 (4.32%) Jenkins
5 98 (3.62%) Selenium
6 95 (3.51%) Subversion
7 86 (3.17%) JIRA
8 85 (3.14%) Visual Studio Team System
9 70 (2.58%) Maven
10 64 (2.36%) TeamCity
11 63 (2.32%) JUnit
12 59 (2.18%) NUnit
13 50 (1.85%) Octopus Deploy
14 41 (1.51%) Jasmine
15 34 (1.25%) SpecFlow
16 33 (1.22%) Cucumber
17 32 (1.18%) Gradle
17 32 (1.18%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
18 29 (1.07%) MSBuild
19 28 (1.03%) Eclipse
General
1 1,246 (45.98%) Finance
2 362 (13.36%) Banking
3 214 (7.90%) Advertising
4 186 (6.86%) Front Office
5 81 (2.99%) Back Office
6 74 (2.73%) Investment Banking
7 70 (2.58%) Retail
8 69 (2.55%) Marketing
9 66 (2.44%) Law
10 53 (1.96%) Games
10 53 (1.96%) Legal
11 46 (1.70%) Financial Institution
12 36 (1.33%) Telecoms
13 25 (0.92%) Publishing
14 12 (0.44%) General Ledger
15 9 (0.33%) Billing
16 7 (0.26%) French Language
16 7 (0.26%) Military
17 6 (0.22%) International Banking
18 4 (0.15%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1,253 (46.24%) Developer
2 520 (19.19%) Analyst
3 330 (12.18%) C# Developer
4 322 (11.88%) .NET Developer
5 301 (11.11%) SQL Developer
6 234 (8.63%) Senior Developer
7 220 (8.12%) Java Developer
8 201 (7.42%) C# .NET Developer
9 152 (5.61%) Architect
10 149 (5.50%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 143 (5.28%) Applications Support
12 126 (4.65%) Support Analyst
13 121 (4.46%) Consultant
14 104 (3.84%) Business Analyst
14 104 (3.84%) Full Stack Developer
15 103 (3.80%) SQL Analyst
16 91 (3.36%) Junior
17 89 (3.28%) SSIS Developer
18 84 (3.10%) Data Engineer
19 82 (3.03%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 786 (29.00%) .NET
2 401 (14.80%) CSS
3 341 (12.58%) HTML
4 315 (11.62%) ASP.NET
5 237 (8.75%) AngularJS
6 235 (8.67%) Web Services
7 234 (8.63%) ASP.NET Web API
8 214 (7.90%) jQuery
9 205 (7.56%) Spring
10 188 (6.94%) ASP.NET MVC
10 188 (6.94%) REST
11 180 (6.64%) .NET Framework
12 175 (6.46%) XML
13 149 (5.50%) Entity Framework
14 136 (5.02%) .NET Core
15 135 (4.98%) React
16 105 (3.87%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 101 (3.73%) WCF
18 99 (3.65%) HTML5
19 95 (3.51%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 346 (12.77%) Analytical Skills
2 289 (10.66%) Computer Science
3 179 (6.61%) Fintech
4 171 (6.31%) Greenfield Project
5 111 (4.10%) Derivative
6 103 (3.80%) Fixed Income
6 103 (3.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 100 (3.69%) Data Structures
8 86 (3.17%) User Experience
9 84 (3.10%) Management Information System
10 82 (3.03%) Equities
11 71 (2.62%) N-Tier
12 70 (2.58%) Self-Motivation
13 65 (2.40%) Algorithms
14 59 (2.18%) Hedge funds
15 55 (2.03%) Mobile App
16 52 (1.92%) Reinsurance
17 45 (1.66%) Enterprise Software
18 34 (1.25%) Replication
19 28 (1.03%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 318 (11.73%) Windows
2 272 (10.04%) Linux
3 142 (5.24%) Unix
4 92 (3.39%) Windows Server
5 60 (2.21%) Windows Server 2012
6 52 (1.92%) Windows Server 2008
7 29 (1.07%) Android
8 26 (0.96%) Apple iOS
9 22 (0.81%) VMS
10 20 (0.74%) Windows Server 2003
11 19 (0.70%) Windows 7
12 12 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 11 (0.41%) Mac OS X
13 11 (0.41%) Windows 10
14 6 (0.22%) HPUX
15 4 (0.15%) CentOS
15 4 (0.15%) Solaris
16 3 (0.11%) Debian
17 2 (0.074%) Windows 8
18 1 (0.037%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 812 (29.96%) Agile Software Development
2 502 (18.52%) Business Intelligence
3 417 (15.39%) MVC
4 326 (12.03%) Problem-Solving
5 325 (11.99%) ETL
6 307 (11.33%) Analytics
7 299 (11.03%) TDD
8 287 (10.59%) Test Automation
9 262 (9.67%) SDLC
10 260 (9.59%) Continuous Integration
11 253 (9.34%) Scrum
12 246 (9.08%) Software Engineering
13 233 (8.60%) OO
14 216 (7.97%) Microservices
15 214 (7.90%) Web Development
16 208 (7.68%) DevOps
17 161 (5.94%) Investment Management
17 161 (5.94%) Mathematics
18 153 (5.65%) Business Analysis
19 149 (5.50%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 831 (30.66%) C#
2 571 (21.07%) Java
3 570 (21.03%) T-SQL
4 561 (20.70%) JavaScript
5 366 (13.51%) Python
6 177 (6.53%) PowerShell
7 119 (4.39%) VBA
8 113 (4.17%) PHP
9 102 (3.76%) Java 8
10 100 (3.69%) R
11 94 (3.47%) PL/SQL
12 87 (3.21%) Scala
13 84 (3.10%) Perl
14 79 (2.92%) C++
15 67 (2.47%) Shell Script
16 64 (2.36%) Ruby
17 58 (2.14%) C
18 53 (1.96%) Bash Shell
19 52 (1.92%) VB
20 36 (1.33%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 493 (18.19%) Degree
2 118 (4.35%) Computer Science Degree
3 36 (1.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 33 (1.22%) Security Cleared
5 22 (0.81%) PhD
6 21 (0.77%) ISEB
7 18 (0.66%) SC Cleared
8 17 (0.63%) DBS Check
8 17 (0.63%) ISTQB
8 17 (0.63%) Master's Degree
9 16 (0.59%) MCSE
10 15 (0.55%) MCITP
11 12 (0.44%) Numerate Degree
12 10 (0.37%) CBAP
12 10 (0.37%) PMI Certification
13 9 (0.33%) Microsoft Certified Architect
14 8 (0.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 8 (0.30%) PMP
15 7 (0.26%) CFA
15 7 (0.26%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 168 (6.20%) QA
2 86 (3.17%) Data Quality
3 27 (1.00%) GDPR
4 19 (0.70%) MiFID
5 16 (0.59%) SLA
6 8 (0.30%) EMIR
7 5 (0.18%) FATCA
7 5 (0.18%) PMO
7 5 (0.18%) Solvency II
8 4 (0.15%) GCP
8 4 (0.15%) ISO 9001
8 4 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 3 (0.11%) Dodd-Frank
9 3 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (0.11%) WAI
10 2 (0.074%) IFRS
10 2 (0.074%) ISO 8583
10 2 (0.074%) PCI DSS
11 1 (0.037%) IFRS 9
11 1 (0.037%) SEPA
System Software
1 113 (4.17%) Active Directory
2 66 (2.44%) Docker
3 54 (1.99%) VMware Infrastructure
4 31 (1.14%) Virtual Machines
5 29 (1.07%) Hyper-V
6 25 (0.92%) vSphere
7 21 (0.77%) XenApp
8 20 (0.74%) HDFS
9 18 (0.66%) XenDesktop
10 7 (0.26%) Oracle RAC
11 6 (0.22%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
12 5 (0.18%) Apache Flume
13 4 (0.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 4 (0.15%) Virtual Servers
14 2 (0.074%) DFS Replication
14 2 (0.074%) Terminal Server
14 2 (0.074%) VMware ESXi
15 1 (0.037%) Gluster
15 1 (0.037%) GridGain
15 1 (0.037%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 33 (1.22%) Kubernetes
2 31 (1.14%) Opscode Chef
3 29 (1.07%) Puppet
4 27 (1.00%) Ansible
5 24 (0.89%) Nagios
6 14 (0.52%) Kibana
7 12 (0.44%) logstash
7 12 (0.44%) Terraform
8 11 (0.41%) Control-M
9 10 (0.37%) Prometheus
9 10 (0.37%) SCCM
10 9 (0.33%) Data Guard
10 9 (0.33%) Graphite
10 9 (0.33%) Tivoli
11 8 (0.30%) HP Quality Center
11 8 (0.30%) Mesos
11 8 (0.30%) ZABBIX
12 7 (0.26%) Salt
13 6 (0.22%) Oozie
13 6 (0.22%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 764 (28.19%) Microsoft
2 342 (12.62%) Oracle
3 141 (5.20%) Tableau
4 83 (3.06%) VMware
5 57 (2.10%) Citrix
6 55 (2.03%) Nintex
7 46 (1.70%) Google
8 44 (1.62%) Sybase
9 43 (1.59%) SAP
10 42 (1.55%) Salesforce.com
11 38 (1.40%) Cognos
11 38 (1.40%) Informatica
12 36 (1.33%) Bloomberg
13 33 (1.22%) Capita
14 28 (1.03%) Charles River
14 28 (1.03%) IBM
15 21 (0.77%) MicroStrategy
16 20 (0.74%) Reuters
17 17 (0.63%) Cisco
17 17 (0.63%) SimCorp