Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England 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 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
UK > England
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 4 4 4
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 -1
Permanent jobs citing SQL 34698 36858 44753
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 20.56% 20.58% 21.88%
As % of the Programming Languages category 37.13% 38.79% 41.98%
Number of salaries quoted 29416 32430 39011
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,250
90th Percentile £73,750 £71,250 £70,000
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 England with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 93459 95015 106614
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 55.37% 53.04% 52.11%
Number of salaries quoted 77564 82649 92082
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £29,500 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £49,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +4.21% +5.56% +2.27%

SQL
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing SQL as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for SQL in England

SQL
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SQL in England.

Salary trend for SQL in England

SQL
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SQL in England over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Salary histogram for SQL in England

SQL
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SQL within the England region over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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 0 14400 £55,000 - 954
South East 0 6927 £42,500 - 436
North of England 0 5509 £40,000 - 477
Midlands 0 3332 £40,000 +6.67% 253
North West 0 2862 £40,000 - 251
Yorkshire 0 2370 £42,500 +6.25% 195
East of England -1 2264 £45,000 +5.88% 166
South West 0 2199 £40,000 - 168
West Midlands -1 2171 £40,000 +6.67% 134
East Midlands -1 1156 £37,500 -6.25% 113
North East +1 274 £40,000 +5.54% 31
SQL
UK

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT jobs citing SQL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region with a requirement for SQL.

1 12094 (34.86%) SQL Server
2 10986 (31.66%) C#
3 10891 (31.39%) Agile Software Development
4 10628 (30.63%) .NET
5 9030 (26.02%) JavaScript
6 8985 (25.89%) Finance
7 8594 (24.77%) Microsoft
8 7432 (21.42%) HTML
9 7061 (20.35%) Java
10 6052 (17.44%) CSS
11 5735 (16.53%) MVC
12 5626 (16.21%) ASP.NET
13 5604 (16.15%) T-SQL
14 5426 (15.64%) Oracle
15 5403 (15.57%) Business Intelligence
16 5357 (15.44%) Windows
17 5111 (14.73%) Degree
18 4148 (11.95%) Linux
19 4084 (11.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 4047 (11.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
21 3976 (11.46%) Analytical Skills
22 3808 (10.97%) Python
23 3642 (10.50%) Web Services
24 3598 (10.37%) AngularJS
25 3561 (10.26%) Scrum
26 3554 (10.24%) TDD
27 3448 (9.94%) jQuery
28 3430 (9.89%) Analytics
29 3314 (9.55%) Microsoft Azure
30 3259 (9.39%) XML

SQL
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 1440 (4.15%) IIS
2 1292 (3.72%) SharePoint
3 888 (2.56%) SAS
4 848 (2.44%) Tomcat
5 790 (2.28%) Apache
6 751 (2.16%) Apache Spark
7 665 (1.92%) MS Exchange
8 568 (1.64%) CMS
9 536 (1.54%) JBoss
10 510 (1.47%) Elasticsearch
11 424 (1.22%) Confluence
12 371 (1.07%) WebSphere
13 312 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2010
14 273 (0.79%) WebLogic
15 237 (0.68%) BizTalk Server
16 223 (0.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 222 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2013
18 201 (0.58%) Umbraco
19 182 (0.52%) Skype for Business
20 180 (0.52%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2181 (6.29%) Microsoft Excel
2 1122 (3.23%) Microsoft Office
3 329 (0.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 279 (0.80%) MS Visio
5 216 (0.62%) SPSS
6 114 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
7 70 (0.20%) Microsoft Project
8 58 (0.17%) Photoshop
9 32 (0.092%) Adobe Illustrator
10 27 (0.078%) FileZilla
11 19 (0.055%) InfoPath
12 16 (0.046%) Chatbot
13 12 (0.035%) S-PLUS
14 10 (0.029%) SPSS Modeler
15 8 (0.023%) Maya
16 7 (0.020%) SOLIDWORKS
17 6 (0.017%) Adobe Creative Suite
18 5 (0.014%) HipChat
18 5 (0.014%) Stata
18 5 (0.014%) Weka
Business Applications
1 533 (1.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 322 (0.93%) Dynamics NAV
3 286 (0.82%) Dynamics AX
4 173 (0.50%) Oracle EBS
5 107 (0.31%) Oracle EBS R12
6 91 (0.26%) Actimize
7 78 (0.22%) ION MarketView
8 74 (0.21%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 74 (0.21%) Magento
9 73 (0.21%) NetSuite
10 68 (0.20%) SAP Business One
11 64 (0.18%) Unit4 Business World
12 59 (0.17%) Markit EDM
13 53 (0.15%) Oracle Financials
14 50 (0.14%) Oracle 11i
15 48 (0.14%) thinkFolio
16 46 (0.13%) Adobe Campaign
17 42 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
17 42 (0.12%) Payment Gateway
17 42 (0.12%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 3314 (9.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 2482 (7.15%) Amazon AWS
3 913 (2.63%) SaaS
4 686 (1.98%) Office 365
5 566 (1.63%) GitHub
6 302 (0.87%) Google Cloud Platform
7 299 (0.86%) PaaS
8 276 (0.80%) IaaS
9 254 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
10 167 (0.48%) Google Analytics
11 138 (0.40%) Dynamics 365
12 134 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
13 120 (0.35%) Azure Data Factory
14 115 (0.33%) npm
15 113 (0.33%) Amazon S3
16 88 (0.25%) Serverless
17 87 (0.25%) Azure Machine Learning
18 77 (0.22%) Adobe Analytics
19 76 (0.22%) OpenShift
20 66 (0.19%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 751 (2.16%) Firewall
2 655 (1.89%) TCP/IP
3 620 (1.79%) DNS
4 615 (1.77%) Internet
5 548 (1.58%) HTTP
6 484 (1.39%) SAN
7 344 (0.99%) DHCP
8 303 (0.87%) WAN
9 302 (0.87%) LAN
10 279 (0.80%) SSL
11 275 (0.79%) VPN
12 177 (0.51%) SMS
13 175 (0.50%) FTP
14 166 (0.48%) VoIP
15 162 (0.47%) Intranet
16 129 (0.37%) Skype
17 127 (0.37%) LDAP
18 124 (0.36%) VLAN
19 108 (0.31%) Wireless
20 103 (0.30%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12094 (34.86%) SQL Server
2 4084 (11.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4047 (11.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3187 (9.18%) Data Warehouse
5 2458 (7.08%) Relational Database
6 2358 (6.80%) NoSQL
7 2308 (6.65%) MySQL
8 2150 (6.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1653 (4.76%) Big Data
10 1540 (4.44%) SQL Server 2008
11 1295 (3.73%) Power BI
12 1282 (3.69%) SQL Server 2012
13 1272 (3.67%) MongoDB
14 1258 (3.63%) Oracle Database
15 1122 (3.23%) Hadoop
16 939 (2.71%) SQL Server 2014
17 909 (2.62%) PostgreSQL
18 856 (2.47%) RDBMS
19 855 (2.46%) QlikView
20 734 (2.12%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 2647 (7.63%) Git (software)
2 2106 (6.07%) Visual Studio
3 1710 (4.93%) JIRA
4 1553 (4.48%) Team Foundation Server
5 1477 (4.26%) Jenkins
6 1315 (3.79%) Selenium
7 1198 (3.45%) Subversion
8 814 (2.35%) Maven
9 805 (2.32%) JUnit
10 706 (2.03%) TeamCity
11 701 (2.02%) NUnit
12 607 (1.75%) Cucumber
13 425 (1.22%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 383 (1.10%) Eclipse
15 348 (1.00%) WebDriver
16 328 (0.95%) SpecFlow
17 312 (0.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 299 (0.86%) Octopus Deploy
19 287 (0.83%) SoapUI
20 223 (0.64%) Bitbucket
General
1 8985 (25.89%) Finance
2 2867 (8.26%) Banking
3 1763 (5.08%) Marketing
4 1715 (4.94%) Retail
5 1277 (3.68%) Investment Banking
6 963 (2.78%) Front Office
7 929 (2.68%) Advertising
8 887 (2.56%) Telecoms
9 874 (2.52%) Manufacturing
10 831 (2.39%) Retail Banking
11 632 (1.82%) Games
12 580 (1.67%) Legal
13 523 (1.51%) Electronics
14 453 (1.31%) Back Office
15 383 (1.10%) Law
16 364 (1.05%) Financial Institution
17 311 (0.90%) Publishing
18 232 (0.67%) Automotive
19 130 (0.37%) Billing
19 130 (0.37%) German Language
Job Titles
1 16429 (47.35%) Developer
2 6011 (17.32%) Analyst
3 4719 (13.60%) .NET Developer
4 4277 (12.33%) C# Developer
5 3519 (10.14%) SQL Developer
6 2826 (8.14%) Senior Developer
7 2813 (8.11%) C# .NET Developer
8 2461 (7.09%) Java Developer
9 2255 (6.50%) Software Developer
10 1785 (5.14%) Applications Support
11 1530 (4.41%) ASP.NET Developer
12 1526 (4.40%) Support Analyst
13 1436 (4.14%) DBA
14 1432 (4.13%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 1397 (4.03%) Software Engineer
16 1341 (3.86%) C# ASP.NET Developer
17 1320 (3.80%) Consultant
18 1302 (3.75%) Junior
19 1287 (3.71%) SQL Analyst
20 1063 (3.06%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10628 (30.63%) .NET
2 7432 (21.42%) HTML
3 6052 (17.44%) CSS
4 5626 (16.21%) ASP.NET
5 3642 (10.50%) Web Services
6 3598 (10.37%) AngularJS
7 3448 (9.94%) jQuery
8 3259 (9.39%) XML
9 2743 (7.91%) ASP.NET MVC
10 2383 (6.87%) .NET Framework
11 2106 (6.07%) HTML5
12 2095 (6.04%) Spring
13 2047 (5.90%) REST
14 1850 (5.33%) ASP.NET Web API
15 1673 (4.82%) RESTful
16 1527 (4.40%) SOAP
17 1514 (4.36%) WCF
18 1275 (3.67%) Hibernate
19 1273 (3.67%) JSON
20 1205 (3.47%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3976 (11.46%) Analytical Skills
2 2980 (8.59%) Computer Science
3 1329 (3.83%) Greenfield Project
4 1001 (2.88%) Fintech
5 957 (2.76%) User Experience
6 926 (2.67%) Enterprise Software
7 751 (2.16%) Management Information System
8 749 (2.16%) Algorithms
9 685 (1.97%) Mobile App
10 614 (1.77%) Data Structures
11 594 (1.71%) Clustering
12 567 (1.63%) Equities
13 542 (1.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 492 (1.42%) Replication
15 460 (1.33%) Fixed Income
16 437 (1.26%) Derivative
17 422 (1.22%) Hedge funds
18 407 (1.17%) Client/Server
19 357 (1.03%) Credit Risk
20 347 (1.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 5357 (15.44%) Windows
2 4148 (11.95%) Linux
3 2714 (7.82%) Unix
4 2036 (5.87%) Windows Server
5 742 (2.14%) Windows Server 2012
6 725 (2.09%) Windows Server 2008
7 603 (1.74%) Android
8 493 (1.42%) Apple iOS
9 492 (1.42%) Windows 7
10 347 (1.00%) Windows 10
11 232 (0.67%) Windows Server 2003
12 216 (0.62%) Solaris
13 200 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 177 (0.51%) Windows 8
15 113 (0.33%) CentOS
16 111 (0.32%) Ubuntu
17 102 (0.29%) AIX
18 49 (0.14%) Mac OS X
19 43 (0.12%) Mac OS
20 42 (0.12%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10891 (31.39%) Agile Software Development
2 5735 (16.53%) MVC
3 5403 (15.57%) Business Intelligence
4 3561 (10.26%) Scrum
5 3554 (10.24%) TDD
6 3430 (9.89%) Analytics
7 3202 (9.23%) Software Engineering
8 2880 (8.30%) ETL
9 2867 (8.26%) SDLC
10 2752 (7.93%) Test Automation
11 2739 (7.89%) OO
12 2519 (7.26%) Web Development
13 2307 (6.65%) Continuous Integration
14 1950 (5.62%) ITIL
15 1894 (5.46%) Data Modelling
16 1872 (5.40%) DevOps
17 1758 (5.07%) Mentoring
18 1729 (4.98%) Unit Testing
19 1611 (4.64%) Mathematics
20 1505 (4.34%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 10986 (31.66%) C#
2 9030 (26.02%) JavaScript
3 7061 (20.35%) Java
4 5604 (16.15%) T-SQL
5 3808 (10.97%) Python
6 2077 (5.99%) PL/SQL
7 1694 (4.88%) C++
8 1676 (4.83%) PHP
9 1594 (4.59%) PowerShell
10 1094 (3.15%) VB.NET
11 1057 (3.05%) R
12 1006 (2.90%) C
13 949 (2.74%) VBA
14 891 (2.57%) Shell Script
15 883 (2.54%) Ruby
16 837 (2.41%) VB
17 813 (2.34%) Perl
18 700 (2.02%) Bash Shell
19 613 (1.77%) Scala
20 368 (1.06%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 5111 (14.73%) Degree
2 1296 (3.74%) Computer Science Degree
3 747 (2.15%) Microsoft Certification
4 567 (1.63%) Security Cleared
5 411 (1.18%) ISEB
6 365 (1.05%) ISTQB
7 321 (0.93%) MCSE
8 320 (0.92%) SC Cleared
9 280 (0.81%) PhD
10 213 (0.61%) MCSA
11 210 (0.61%) Cisco Certification
12 208 (0.60%) Numerate Degree
13 193 (0.56%) CCNA
14 187 (0.54%) Master's Degree
15 172 (0.50%) ITIL Certification
16 144 (0.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 113 (0.33%) MCITP
18 110 (0.32%) MCP
19 99 (0.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
20 93 (0.27%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1948 (5.61%) QA
2 734 (2.12%) Data Quality
3 588 (1.69%) SLA
4 171 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 171 (0.49%) PCI DSS
5 146 (0.42%) GDPR
6 89 (0.26%) Basel III
7 85 (0.24%) MiFID
8 83 (0.24%) ISO 9001
9 78 (0.22%) PMO
10 60 (0.17%) GCP
11 47 (0.14%) SEPA
12 41 (0.12%) EMIR
13 34 (0.098%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 33 (0.095%) COBIT
15 26 (0.075%) GAAP
16 24 (0.069%) Actionable Recommendations
17 23 (0.066%) HL7
18 22 (0.063%) ISO/IEC 20000
18 22 (0.063%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1624 (4.68%) Active Directory
2 948 (2.73%) Docker
3 901 (2.60%) VMware Infrastructure
4 444 (1.28%) Hyper-V
5 257 (0.74%) VMware ESXi
6 249 (0.72%) vSphere
7 200 (0.58%) XenApp
8 108 (0.31%) Oracle RAC
9 105 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
10 99 (0.29%) XenDesktop
11 77 (0.22%) HDFS
12 68 (0.20%) Xen
13 66 (0.19%) Apache Flume
14 65 (0.19%) Virtual Servers
15 64 (0.18%) XenServer
16 54 (0.16%) VMware Workstation
17 53 (0.15%) Terminal Services
18 50 (0.14%) KVM
19 39 (0.11%) Microsoft App-V
20 31 (0.089%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 654 (1.88%) Puppet
2 601 (1.73%) Opscode Chef
3 463 (1.33%) Ansible
4 390 (1.12%) SCCM
5 250 (0.72%) Kubernetes
6 182 (0.52%) SCOM
7 180 (0.52%) Nagios
8 157 (0.45%) Terraform
9 112 (0.32%) HP Quality Center
10 108 (0.31%) Tivoli
11 106 (0.31%) Oracle RMAN
12 102 (0.29%) Backup Exec
13 94 (0.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 90 (0.26%) WSUS
15 85 (0.24%) Kibana
16 81 (0.23%) Data Guard
17 79 (0.23%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
18 73 (0.21%) Cobbler
18 73 (0.21%) vCenter Server
19 71 (0.20%) Control-M
Vendors
1 8594 (24.77%) Microsoft
2 5426 (15.64%) Oracle
3 1491 (4.30%) Tableau
4 1469 (4.23%) VMware
5 1182 (3.41%) SAP
6 736 (2.12%) Google
7 591 (1.70%) Cisco
8 582 (1.68%) Citrix
9 506 (1.46%) IBM
10 493 (1.42%) Cognos
11 490 (1.41%) Sybase
12 481 (1.39%) HP
13 313 (0.90%) Informatica
14 311 (0.90%) Salesforce.com
15 305 (0.88%) Splunk
16 274 (0.79%) Red Hat
17 253 (0.73%) Adobe
18 231 (0.67%) Xamarin
19 198 (0.57%) TIBCO
20 194 (0.56%) Sitecore