Period
to 13 December 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 13 December 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
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 4 4 4
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 -1
Permanent jobs citing SQL 2,433 2,253 2,684
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 22.81% 21.72% 23.71%
As % of the Programming Languages category 36.52% 38.01% 40.77%
Number of salaries quoted 2,154 2,073 2,495
City of London median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% - -
10th Percentile £38,750 £37,500 £33,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £82,500
Central London median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +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 6,662 5,928 6,584
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 62.45% 57.15% 58.15%
Number of salaries quoted 6,070 5,422 6,058
City of London median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £58,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% +6.84% +1.74%
10th Percentile £40,500 £38,750 £36,750
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £90,000
Central London median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +8.33% +4.35% +1.77%

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 13 December 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 13 December 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 +6 12 £55,000 +4.76%
Moorgate - 3 £42,500 -
SQL
Central London

For the 6 months to 13 December 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.

1 980 (40.28%) Finance
2 926 (38.06%) SQL Server
3 822 (33.79%) C#
4 776 (31.89%) Agile Software Development
5 771 (31.69%) .NET
6 636 (26.14%) Microsoft
7 585 (24.04%) JavaScript
8 528 (21.70%) T-SQL
9 477 (19.61%) Java
10 423 (17.39%) MVC
11 421 (17.30%) Microsoft Azure
12 406 (16.69%) CSS
13 403 (16.56%) Business Intelligence
14 380 (15.62%) Python
15 369 (15.17%) HTML
16 352 (14.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 342 (14.06%) Degree
18 336 (13.81%) Windows
19 324 (13.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 319 (13.11%) ASP.NET
21 312 (12.82%) Oracle
22 310 (12.74%) Data Warehouse
23 289 (11.88%) Analytics
24 288 (11.84%) Banking
25 281 (11.55%) AngularJS
25 281 (11.55%) Amazon AWS
26 280 (11.51%) Problem-Solving
27 275 (11.30%) ETL
28 270 (11.10%) Analytical Skills
29 257 (10.56%) Linux

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
1 148 (6.08%) SharePoint
2 84 (3.45%) IIS
3 61 (2.51%) Apache Spark
4 44 (1.81%) Elasticsearch
5 41 (1.69%) MS Exchange
6 38 (1.56%) Apache
7 34 (1.40%) Tomcat
8 23 (0.95%) CMS
9 21 (0.86%) SAS
10 19 (0.78%) Oracle Workflow
11 17 (0.70%) Ethereum
12 16 (0.66%) WebSphere
13 15 (0.62%) JBoss
14 14 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2010
15 13 (0.53%) Confluence
15 13 (0.53%) SharePoint 2013
16 10 (0.41%) Umbraco
17 9 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
17 9 (0.37%) NServiceBus
18 8 (0.33%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 189 (7.77%) Microsoft Excel
2 110 (4.52%) Microsoft Office
3 23 (0.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 14 (0.58%) AutoCAD
5 7 (0.29%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.12%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.082%) GNU Octave
8 1 (0.041%) 3ds Max
8 1 (0.041%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.041%) Maya
8 1 (0.041%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 107 (4.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 26 (1.07%) Markit EDM
3 20 (0.82%) thinkFolio
4 17 (0.70%) Front Arena
5 13 (0.53%) Distributed Ledger
6 10 (0.41%) FastStats
7 8 (0.33%) SunGard GMI
8 7 (0.29%) Dynamics NAV
9 6 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
9 6 (0.25%) Infor SunSystems
9 6 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
9 6 (0.25%) Oracle EBS R12
9 6 (0.25%) ReMetrica
9 6 (0.25%) Salerio
10 5 (0.21%) MetaTrader
11 4 (0.16%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
11 4 (0.16%) Unit4 Business World
12 3 (0.12%) Cognos TM1
12 3 (0.12%) Elite 3E
12 3 (0.12%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 421 (17.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 281 (11.55%) Amazon AWS
3 53 (2.18%) SaaS
4 48 (1.97%) Office 365
5 38 (1.56%) Cloud Computing
6 35 (1.44%) Google Cloud Platform
7 32 (1.32%) Azure Data Factory
8 26 (1.07%) IaaS
9 25 (1.03%) GitHub
10 24 (0.99%) Serverless
11 22 (0.90%) Amazon S3
11 22 (0.90%) Azure Active Directory
12 21 (0.86%) Amazon EC2
13 14 (0.58%) npm
14 13 (0.53%) Azure Functions
15 12 (0.49%) Amazon EMR
15 12 (0.49%) G Suite
15 12 (0.49%) PaaS
16 11 (0.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 10 (0.41%) Data Lake Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 68 (2.79%) Firewall
2 61 (2.51%) TCP/IP
3 56 (2.30%) DNS
4 51 (2.10%) LAN
5 47 (1.93%) VPN
6 38 (1.56%) WAN
7 35 (1.44%) Internet
7 35 (1.44%) VLAN
8 30 (1.23%) SAN
9 29 (1.19%) DHCP
10 28 (1.15%) HTTP
11 23 (0.95%) MPLS
12 19 (0.78%) SSL
13 18 (0.74%) Ethernet
13 18 (0.74%) FTP
14 16 (0.66%) Wi-Fi
14 16 (0.66%) WLAN
15 14 (0.58%) IP Telephony
16 11 (0.45%) Wireless
17 10 (0.41%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 926 (38.06%) SQL Server
2 352 (14.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 324 (13.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 310 (12.74%) Data Warehouse
5 223 (9.17%) NoSQL
6 194 (7.97%) Relational Database
7 188 (7.73%) Power BI
8 179 (7.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 127 (5.22%) Big Data
10 98 (4.03%) MySQL
11 85 (3.49%) SQL Server 2008
12 83 (3.41%) BusinessObjects
13 82 (3.37%) SQL Server 2012
14 81 (3.33%) PostgreSQL
15 69 (2.84%) SQL Server 2016
16 64 (2.63%) MongoDB
16 64 (2.63%) RDBMS
17 57 (2.34%) Hadoop
18 55 (2.26%) Redis
19 49 (2.01%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 193 (7.93%) Git (software)
2 156 (6.41%) Team Foundation Server
3 118 (4.85%) Jenkins
4 106 (4.36%) Visual Studio
5 97 (3.99%) Selenium
6 94 (3.86%) JIRA
7 88 (3.62%) TeamCity
8 80 (3.29%) Visual Studio Team System
9 69 (2.84%) Subversion
10 61 (2.51%) Octopus Deploy
11 58 (2.38%) Maven
12 51 (2.10%) JUnit
13 43 (1.77%) NUnit
14 38 (1.56%) Eclipse
14 38 (1.56%) Gradle
15 35 (1.44%) Cucumber
16 31 (1.27%) SpecFlow
17 25 (1.03%) Hudson
18 22 (0.90%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
19 17 (0.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 980 (40.28%) Finance
2 288 (11.84%) Banking
3 146 (6.00%) Front Office
4 120 (4.93%) Advertising
5 70 (2.88%) Investment Banking
6 69 (2.84%) Retail
7 52 (2.14%) Marketing
8 49 (2.01%) Law
9 48 (1.97%) Back Office
10 38 (1.56%) Financial Institution
11 34 (1.40%) Legal
11 34 (1.40%) Telecoms
12 32 (1.32%) Games
13 15 (0.62%) French Language
14 14 (0.58%) International Banking
15 10 (0.41%) German Language
15 10 (0.41%) Publishing
16 8 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
17 5 (0.21%) General Ledger
17 5 (0.21%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 1,135 (46.65%) Developer
2 468 (19.24%) Analyst
3 297 (12.21%) .NET Developer
4 285 (11.71%) C# Developer
5 244 (10.03%) SQL Developer
6 232 (9.54%) Senior Developer
7 204 (8.38%) Java Developer
8 173 (7.11%) C# .NET Developer
9 153 (6.29%) Applications Support
10 145 (5.96%) Architect
11 115 (4.73%) Support Analyst
12 105 (4.32%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 105 (4.32%) Lead Developer
13 103 (4.23%) SQL Analyst
14 90 (3.70%) Full Stack Developer
15 87 (3.58%) Business Analyst
16 86 (3.53%) Applications Support Analyst
17 77 (3.16%) Data Analyst
18 74 (3.04%) Consultant
18 74 (3.04%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 771 (31.69%) .NET
2 406 (16.69%) CSS
3 369 (15.17%) HTML
4 319 (13.11%) ASP.NET
5 281 (11.55%) AngularJS
6 251 (10.32%) ASP.NET Web API
7 228 (9.37%) jQuery
8 215 (8.84%) Web Services
9 182 (7.48%) .NET Framework
10 180 (7.40%) XML
11 178 (7.32%) ASP.NET MVC
12 174 (7.15%) .NET Core
13 172 (7.07%) Spring
14 155 (6.37%) Entity Framework
15 149 (6.12%) REST
16 138 (5.67%) React
17 98 (4.03%) HTML5
18 95 (3.90%) RESTful
19 86 (3.53%) JSON
19 86 (3.53%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 270 (11.10%) Analytical Skills
2 164 (6.74%) Fintech
3 143 (5.88%) Greenfield Project
4 99 (4.07%) Data Structures
5 90 (3.70%) Derivative
6 84 (3.45%) Reinsurance
7 83 (3.41%) Fixed Income
8 82 (3.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 80 (3.29%) N-Tier
10 75 (3.08%) Algorithms
11 71 (2.92%) Equities
12 64 (2.63%) Management Information System
12 64 (2.63%) Self-Motivation
13 62 (2.55%) Hedge funds
14 56 (2.30%) Enterprise Software
15 55 (2.26%) User Experience
16 53 (2.18%) Mobile App
17 34 (1.40%) Data Centre
18 31 (1.27%) Replication
19 25 (1.03%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 336 (13.81%) Windows
2 257 (10.56%) Linux
3 143 (5.88%) Windows Server
4 122 (5.01%) Unix
5 67 (2.75%) Windows Server 2012
6 66 (2.71%) Windows Server 2008
7 22 (0.90%) Windows 7
8 20 (0.82%) Android
9 19 (0.78%) Apple iOS
9 19 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 18 (0.74%) Windows Server 2003
11 17 (0.70%) Mac OS X
12 11 (0.45%) Solaris
13 8 (0.33%) Windows 10
14 5 (0.21%) VMS
15 4 (0.16%) CentOS
15 4 (0.16%) Ubuntu
16 3 (0.12%) Amazon Linux
16 3 (0.12%) Windows XP
17 2 (0.082%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 776 (31.89%) Agile Software Development
2 423 (17.39%) MVC
3 403 (16.56%) Business Intelligence
4 289 (11.88%) Analytics
5 280 (11.51%) Problem-Solving
6 275 (11.30%) ETL
7 244 (10.03%) Microservices
8 241 (9.91%) Test Automation
9 234 (9.62%) TDD
10 231 (9.49%) Computer Science
11 228 (9.37%) OO
12 219 (9.00%) Scrum
13 215 (8.84%) SDLC
14 197 (8.10%) DevOps
15 189 (7.77%) Continuous Integration
16 172 (7.07%) Software Engineering
17 148 (6.08%) SOLID
18 140 (5.75%) CRM
19 139 (5.71%) Investment Management
20 132 (5.43%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 822 (33.79%) C#
2 585 (24.04%) JavaScript
3 528 (21.70%) T-SQL
4 477 (19.61%) Java
5 380 (15.62%) Python
6 206 (8.47%) PowerShell
7 107 (4.40%) VBA
8 98 (4.03%) PL/SQL
9 97 (3.99%) C++
10 89 (3.66%) Scala
11 80 (3.29%) R
12 78 (3.21%) Perl
13 75 (3.08%) Java 8
14 65 (2.67%) VB
15 64 (2.63%) Ruby
16 52 (2.14%) PHP
16 52 (2.14%) Shell Script
17 50 (2.06%) VB.NET
18 46 (1.89%) C
19 44 (1.81%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 342 (14.06%) Degree
2 114 (4.69%) Computer Science Degree
3 43 (1.77%) Security Cleared
4 36 (1.48%) SC Cleared
5 23 (0.95%) Microsoft Certification
5 23 (0.95%) PhD
6 18 (0.74%) ISEB
7 15 (0.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 15 (0.62%) MCSE
8 14 (0.58%) MCSA
9 13 (0.53%) Numerate Degree
10 11 (0.45%) DV Cleared
11 10 (0.41%) AWS Certification
12 9 (0.37%) Cisco Certification
13 8 (0.33%) Master's Degree
14 7 (0.29%) CCNA
14 7 (0.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 6 (0.25%) CEH
15 6 (0.25%) CISSP
15 6 (0.25%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 133 (5.47%) QA
2 84 (3.45%) Data Quality
3 27 (1.11%) GDPR
4 19 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 18 (0.74%) MiFID
5 18 (0.74%) SLA
6 10 (0.41%) Cyber Essentials
6 10 (0.41%) HIPAA
7 8 (0.33%) EMIR
8 6 (0.25%) FATCA
9 4 (0.16%) PMO
9 4 (0.16%) WAI
10 3 (0.12%) Dodd-Frank
10 3 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 3 (0.12%) Solvency II
11 2 (0.082%) Actionable Recommendations
11 2 (0.082%) IFRS
11 2 (0.082%) PCI DSS
12 1 (0.041%) FINREP
12 1 (0.041%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 132 (5.43%) Active Directory
2 98 (4.03%) Docker
3 62 (2.55%) VMware Infrastructure
4 51 (2.10%) Hyper-V
5 23 (0.95%) Virtual Machines
6 18 (0.74%) XenApp
7 14 (0.58%) vSphere
8 10 (0.41%) XenDesktop
9 8 (0.33%) HDFS
10 7 (0.29%) Virtual Servers
11 6 (0.25%) VirtualBox
12 5 (0.21%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
13 4 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
14 3 (0.12%) KVM
14 3 (0.12%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 3 (0.12%) Xen
15 2 (0.082%) Apache Flume
15 2 (0.082%) NFS
15 2 (0.082%) SRDF
15 2 (0.082%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 58 (2.38%) Puppet
2 54 (2.22%) Opscode Chef
3 51 (2.10%) Ansible
4 40 (1.64%) Kubernetes
5 27 (1.11%) Nagios
5 27 (1.11%) Terraform
6 25 (1.03%) SCCM
7 18 (0.74%) Docker Swarm
8 17 (0.70%) SCOM
9 13 (0.53%) logstash
10 12 (0.49%) Backup Exec
10 12 (0.49%) Norton AntiVirus
11 11 (0.45%) Kibana
12 10 (0.41%) Prometheus
13 8 (0.33%) Graphite
13 8 (0.33%) Tivoli
14 6 (0.25%) Grafana
14 6 (0.25%) Mesos
14 6 (0.25%) Salt
14 6 (0.25%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 636 (26.14%) Microsoft
2 312 (12.82%) Oracle
3 147 (6.04%) Tableau
4 80 (3.29%) VMware
5 56 (2.30%) Google
6 48 (1.97%) SAP
7 46 (1.89%) Nintex
8 44 (1.81%) Citrix
9 40 (1.64%) Sybase
10 38 (1.56%) IBM
11 37 (1.52%) Red Hat
12 33 (1.36%) Cognos
13 31 (1.27%) Salesforce.com
14 23 (0.95%) Bloomberg
15 21 (0.86%) Charles River
15 21 (0.86%) Reuters
15 21 (0.86%) Talend
16 20 (0.82%) ServiceNow
17 19 (0.78%) SimCorp
17 19 (0.78%) Splunk