Period
to

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 25 June 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
25 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 6 5 8
Rank change year-on-year -1 +3 -4
Permanent jobs citing SQL 1,396 1,102 969
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 17.68% 20.67% 15.88%
As % of the Programming Languages category 34.93% 33.40% 27.96%
Number of salaries quoted 1,197 1,012 852
10th Percentile £46,250 £42,500 £41,250
25th Percentile £55,000 £51,250 £51,056
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.70% +3.85% +4.00%
75th Percentile £90,000 £82,500 £78,750
90th Percentile £105,000 £95,000 £91,125
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year +3.70% +3.85% +4.00%

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 3,996 3,299 3,466
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 50.62% 61.87% 56.81%
Number of salaries quoted 3,370 3,036 3,104
10th Percentile £47,500 £45,000 £43,750
25th Percentile £57,500 £55,375 £53,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £75,000 £75,000 £70,000
Median % change year-on-year - +7.14% +3.70%
75th Percentile £96,250 £92,500 £86,250
90th Percentile £110,000 £107,500 £105,000
Central London median annual salary £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
% change year-on-year +3.45% +3.57% +7.69%

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 25 June 2022.

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 25 June 2022. 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
Jobs
London Bridge -3 5 £72,500 -9.38%
Moorgate -8 2 £97,500 +95.00%
SQL
Central London

For the 6 months to 25 June 2022, 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.

1 508 (36.39%) Agile
2 468 (33.52%) Azure
3 457 (32.74%) Finance
4 373 (26.72%) SQL Server
5 369 (26.43%) Business Intelligence
6 357 (25.57%) Python
7 339 (24.28%) Social Skills
8 333 (23.85%) Analytics
9 309 (22.13%) Power Platform
10 300 (21.49%) Power BI
11 294 (21.06%) Java
12 290 (20.77%) Microsoft
13 274 (19.63%) Analytical Skills
14 272 (19.48%) Data Warehouse
15 266 (19.05%) AWS
16 262 (18.77%) Problem-Solving
17 260 (18.62%) DevOps
18 248 (17.77%) ETL
19 226 (16.19%) C#
20 217 (15.54%) CI/CD
21 207 (14.83%) .NET
21 207 (14.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
22 201 (14.40%) Git (software)
23 200 (14.33%) Data Modelling
24 184 (13.18%) T-SQL
25 169 (12.11%) Microservices
26 166 (11.89%) Visualisation
27 164 (11.75%) Oracle
28 159 (11.39%) Degree
29 154 (11.03%) TDD

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 82 (5.87%) Confluence
2 50 (3.58%) SharePoint
3 48 (3.44%) Apache Spark
4 42 (3.01%) SAS
5 37 (2.65%) IIS
6 31 (2.22%) Elasticsearch
7 27 (1.93%) Jetty
8 25 (1.79%) Tomcat
9 20 (1.43%) Apache
10 18 (1.29%) Cloud Foundry
11 16 (1.15%) Apache Airflow
12 8 (0.57%) Oracle Workflow
13 6 (0.43%) CMS
13 6 (0.43%) JBoss
13 6 (0.43%) SugarCRM
14 5 (0.36%) MS Exchange
15 4 (0.29%) Apache Pig
15 4 (0.29%) Appian
15 4 (0.29%) Umbraco
16 3 (0.21%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 91 (6.52%) Microsoft Excel
2 58 (4.15%) Microsoft Office
3 29 (2.08%) MS Visio
4 16 (1.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.36%) Maple
5 5 (0.36%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.14%) Chatbot
6 2 (0.14%) SPSS
7 1 (0.072%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 5 (0.36%) Fidessa
2 4 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.29%) Elite 3E
2 4 (0.29%) MetaTrader
3 2 (0.14%) Infor M3
3 2 (0.14%) Oracle Assets
3 2 (0.14%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (0.14%) Oracle Receivables
3 2 (0.14%) Relativity
3 2 (0.14%) SAP MDM
3 2 (0.14%) Summit
3 2 (0.14%) Temenos T24
3 2 (0.14%) Workday HCM
4 1 (0.072%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.072%) FINCAD Analytics
4 1 (0.072%) ION MarketView
4 1 (0.072%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.072%) Oracle iProcurement
4 1 (0.072%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.072%) SunGard Martini
Cloud Services
1 468 (33.52%) Azure
2 309 (22.13%) Power Platform
3 266 (19.05%) AWS
4 115 (8.24%) GCP
5 80 (5.73%) Snowflake
6 69 (4.94%) Serverless
7 54 (3.87%) Azure Data Factory
8 49 (3.51%) Azure Cosmos DB
9 44 (3.15%) Azure Synapse Analytics
10 40 (2.87%) PaaS
11 36 (2.58%) Collibra
11 36 (2.58%) SaaS
12 34 (2.44%) Microsoft 365
13 31 (2.22%) GitHub
14 29 (2.08%) Matillion
15 27 (1.93%) PowerApps
16 25 (1.79%) Amazon EC2
17 21 (1.50%) Azure Service Bus
18 20 (1.43%) Lucidchart
19 15 (1.07%) dbt
Communications & Networking
1 24 (1.72%) Network Security
2 22 (1.58%) Internet
3 21 (1.50%) Firewall
4 14 (1.00%) HTTP
5 9 (0.64%) DNS
6 8 (0.57%) TCP/IP
7 7 (0.50%) DHCP
8 6 (0.43%) WebEx
9 4 (0.29%) WAN
10 3 (0.21%) HTTPS
10 3 (0.21%) LAN
10 3 (0.21%) SD-WAN
10 3 (0.21%) SMTP
11 2 (0.14%) FIX Connectivity
11 2 (0.14%) iSCSI
11 2 (0.14%) LoRaWAN
11 2 (0.14%) NAS
11 2 (0.14%) SAN
11 2 (0.14%) SSH
12 1 (0.072%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 373 (26.72%) SQL Server
2 300 (21.49%) Power BI
3 272 (19.48%) Data Warehouse
4 207 (14.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 152 (10.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 131 (9.38%) Relational Database
7 123 (8.81%) NoSQL
8 119 (8.52%) Tableau
9 87 (6.23%) PostgreSQL
10 83 (5.95%) Data Lake
11 79 (5.66%) Big Data
11 79 (5.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 76 (5.44%) MySQL
13 51 (3.65%) Metadata
14 50 (3.58%) Hadoop
14 50 (3.58%) RDBMS
15 48 (3.44%) QlikView
16 47 (3.37%) Azure SQL Database
17 43 (3.08%) MongoDB
17 43 (3.08%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 201 (14.40%) Git (software)
2 126 (9.03%) JIRA
3 68 (4.87%) Maven
4 58 (4.15%) Jenkins
5 47 (3.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 46 (3.30%) Selenium
6 46 (3.30%) Team Foundation Server
7 41 (2.94%) JUnit
8 37 (2.65%) Cucumber
8 37 (2.65%) Visual Studio
9 32 (2.29%) Gradle
10 30 (2.15%) Bitbucket
11 29 (2.08%) Mockito
12 27 (1.93%) Ant
12 27 (1.93%) Apache Ivy
12 27 (1.93%) Concordion
12 27 (1.93%) GitLab
13 17 (1.22%) Sonatype Nexus
14 16 (1.15%) Artifactory
15 15 (1.07%) SonarQube
General
1 457 (32.74%) Finance
2 339 (24.28%) Social Skills
3 274 (19.63%) Analytical Skills
4 103 (7.38%) Banking
5 88 (6.30%) Advertising
6 52 (3.72%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 52 (3.72%) Retail
7 49 (3.51%) Marketing
8 41 (2.94%) Presentation Skills
9 32 (2.29%) Legal
10 28 (2.01%) Investment Banking
11 27 (1.93%) Law
12 24 (1.72%) Front Office
13 21 (1.50%) Financial Institution
14 19 (1.36%) Documentation Skills
14 19 (1.36%) Influencing Skills
15 18 (1.29%) Back Office
16 12 (0.86%) Pharmaceutical
17 10 (0.72%) Organisational Skills
17 10 (0.72%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 443 (31.73%) Developer
2 392 (28.08%) Analyst
3 128 (9.17%) Data Engineer
4 120 (8.60%) Data Analyst
5 110 (7.88%) Java Developer
6 94 (6.73%) Senior Developer
7 84 (6.02%) Business Analyst
8 82 (5.87%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 76 (5.44%) SQL Analyst
10 65 (4.66%) Applications Support
11 64 (4.58%) SQL Developer
12 62 (4.44%) C# Developer
13 61 (4.37%) Architect
14 60 (4.30%) Senior Analyst
15 57 (4.08%) Technical Leader
16 55 (3.94%) .NET Developer
17 51 (3.65%) Business Intelligence Analyst
17 51 (3.65%) Support Analyst
18 44 (3.15%) Senior Java Developer
19 43 (3.08%) Applications Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 207 (14.83%) .NET
2 112 (8.02%) REST
3 104 (7.45%) XML
4 100 (7.16%) JSON
5 97 (6.95%) React
6 89 (6.38%) Spring
7 76 (5.44%) .NET Core
8 70 (5.01%) AngularJS
9 67 (4.80%) RESTful
10 61 (4.37%) Web Services
11 53 (3.80%) HTML
12 42 (3.01%) Kafka
13 41 (2.94%) .NET Framework
13 41 (2.94%) FIX Protocol
14 40 (2.87%) CSS
15 35 (2.51%) Swagger
16 34 (2.44%) JDBC
17 33 (2.36%) Node.js
18 31 (2.22%) Spring Boot
19 30 (2.15%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 69 (4.94%) Greenfield Project
2 59 (4.23%) Data Structures
3 45 (3.22%) Algorithms
4 42 (3.01%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 35 (2.51%) Equities
6 33 (2.36%) Hedge funds
7 32 (2.29%) Derivative
8 31 (2.22%) Fixed Income
9 30 (2.15%) Virtual Team
10 29 (2.08%) Reinsurance
11 28 (2.01%) Management Information System
12 26 (1.86%) User Experience
13 23 (1.65%) Cloud Native
14 22 (1.58%) Self-Motivation
15 18 (1.29%) SWIFT
16 17 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
16 17 (1.22%) Linux Command Line
17 16 (1.15%) Life Science
18 15 (1.07%) Reference Data
19 13 (0.93%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 152 (10.89%) Linux
2 105 (7.52%) Windows
3 90 (6.45%) Unix
4 24 (1.72%) Windows Server
5 11 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (0.79%) Windows 10
6 7 (0.50%) Apple iOS
7 6 (0.43%) Android
7 6 (0.43%) CentOS
8 5 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (0.36%) Windows Server 2019
9 4 (0.29%) Windows Server 2016
10 2 (0.14%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.14%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.072%) FreeBSD
11 1 (0.072%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.072%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.072%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.072%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 508 (36.39%) Agile
2 369 (26.43%) Business Intelligence
3 333 (23.85%) Analytics
4 262 (18.77%) Problem-Solving
5 260 (18.62%) DevOps
6 248 (17.77%) ETL
7 217 (15.54%) CI/CD
8 200 (14.33%) Data Modelling
9 169 (12.11%) Microservices
10 166 (11.89%) Visualisation
11 154 (11.03%) TDD
12 146 (10.46%) Data Science
13 145 (10.39%) Software Engineering
14 141 (10.10%) Test Automation
15 137 (9.81%) Data Analytics
15 137 (9.81%) Unit Testing
16 124 (8.88%) Data Visualisation
16 124 (8.88%) Scrum
17 119 (8.52%) Machine Learning
18 101 (7.23%) Data Engineering
Programming Languages
1 357 (25.57%) Python
2 294 (21.06%) Java
3 226 (16.19%) C#
4 184 (13.18%) T-SQL
5 142 (10.17%) JavaScript
6 51 (3.65%) R
7 45 (3.22%) PL/SQL
8 44 (3.15%) Scala
9 41 (2.94%) C++
10 36 (2.58%) PowerShell
11 31 (2.22%) VBA
12 29 (2.08%) TypeScript
13 25 (1.79%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 19 (1.36%) C
15 18 (1.29%) Shell Script
16 16 (1.15%) Go
17 15 (1.07%) PHP
18 13 (0.93%) Bash
18 13 (0.93%) Perl
19 11 (0.79%) Rust
Qualifications
1 159 (11.39%) Degree
2 58 (4.15%) Computer Science Degree
3 33 (2.36%) Master's Degree
4 20 (1.43%) PhD
5 15 (1.07%) ITIL Certification
5 15 (1.07%) Security Cleared
6 13 (0.93%) Microsoft Certification
7 11 (0.79%) CISSP
7 11 (0.79%) SC Cleared
8 7 (0.50%) CISM
9 6 (0.43%) CISA
9 6 (0.43%) CRISC
10 4 (0.29%) Numerate Degree
11 3 (0.21%) CompTIA Security+
11 3 (0.21%) MCSE
11 3 (0.21%) OSCP
11 3 (0.21%) SSCP
12 2 (0.14%) GCIA
12 2 (0.14%) GSEC
12 2 (0.14%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 107 (7.66%) Data Quality
2 103 (7.38%) QA
3 27 (1.93%) SLA
4 15 (1.07%) GDPR
5 10 (0.72%) Accessibility
6 9 (0.64%) NIST
7 8 (0.57%) MiFID
7 8 (0.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 7 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 6 (0.43%) GRC
9 6 (0.43%) PMO
9 6 (0.43%) Solvency II
10 3 (0.21%) IFRS
11 1 (0.072%) EMIR
11 1 (0.072%) IFRS 17
11 1 (0.072%) ISO 15022
11 1 (0.072%) ISO 20022
System Software
1 147 (10.53%) Docker
2 43 (3.08%) Active Directory
3 11 (0.79%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (0.50%) HDFS
5 4 (0.29%) Apache Flume
5 4 (0.29%) VirtualBox
6 3 (0.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 3 (0.21%) Ceph
6 3 (0.21%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.072%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.072%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 108 (7.74%) Kubernetes
2 27 (1.93%) Terraform
3 25 (1.79%) Ansible
4 14 (1.00%) Kibana
4 14 (1.00%) logstash
5 5 (0.36%) Puppet
6 4 (0.29%) Docker Swarm
7 3 (0.21%) Data Guard
7 3 (0.21%) Grafana
7 3 (0.21%) HAProxy
8 2 (0.14%) Backup Exec
8 2 (0.14%) Control-M
8 2 (0.14%) Oracle RMAN
8 2 (0.14%) SCCM
9 1 (0.072%) EnCase
9 1 (0.072%) FTK
9 1 (0.072%) ITRS Geneos
9 1 (0.072%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.072%) Perfmon
9 1 (0.072%) WSUS
Vendors
1 290 (20.77%) Microsoft
2 164 (11.75%) Oracle
3 61 (4.37%) Informatica
4 49 (3.51%) Databricks
5 39 (2.79%) Google
6 33 (2.36%) Sybase
7 28 (2.01%) VMware
8 27 (1.93%) Talend
9 22 (1.58%) Salesforce.com
10 18 (1.29%) Red Hat
11 17 (1.22%) Bloomberg
12 15 (1.07%) Alteryx
12 15 (1.07%) QAD
13 14 (1.00%) DocuSign
13 14 (1.00%) SAP
14 12 (0.86%) IBM
15 11 (0.79%) Splunk
16 10 (0.72%) MicroStrategy
16 10 (0.72%) SnapLogic
17 9 (0.64%) Hortonworks