Period
to 23 August 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 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
UK > England
6 months to
23 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 4 4 4
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 -2
Permanent jobs citing SQL 34488 38445 44429
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 20.86% 20.74% 21.84%
As % of the Programming Languages category 37.53% 39.37% 42.42%
Number of salaries quoted 29331 33969 38879
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%

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 91884 97652 104748
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 55.57% 52.67% 51.48%
Number of salaries quoted 76513 85425 90033
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £73,750
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +3.45%

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 August 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 August 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 14363 £55,000 - 879
South East 0 6275 £42,500 - 379
North of England 0 5972 £40,000 +6.67% 468
Midlands -1 3443 £40,000 +6.67% 236
North West 0 3210 £40,000 +5.26% 255
Yorkshire 0 2526 £42,500 +13.33% 190
East of England -2 2244 £42,500 - 139
West Midlands 0 2225 £40,000 +6.67% 130
South West -1 2158 £39,000 -2.50% 149
East Midlands 0 1213 £39,000 +1.30% 105
North East +4 237 £40,000 +8.11% 23
SQL
UK

For the 6 months to 23 August 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 12573 (36.46%) SQL Server
2 10928 (31.69%) .NET
3 10865 (31.50%) C#
4 10609 (30.76%) Agile Software Development
5 8900 (25.81%) Finance
6 8889 (25.77%) JavaScript
7 8769 (25.43%) Microsoft
8 7618 (22.09%) HTML
9 7210 (20.91%) Java
10 6356 (18.43%) CSS
11 5812 (16.85%) Oracle
12 5790 (16.79%) ASP.NET
13 5742 (16.65%) MVC
14 5678 (16.46%) T-SQL
15 5519 (16.00%) Windows
16 5474 (15.87%) Business Intelligence
17 5192 (15.05%) Degree
18 4213 (12.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 4207 (12.20%) Linux
20 4120 (11.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
21 3950 (11.45%) Analytical Skills
22 3554 (10.31%) XML
23 3538 (10.26%) Python
24 3527 (10.23%) TDD
25 3520 (10.21%) Web Services
26 3494 (10.13%) AngularJS
27 3481 (10.09%) Scrum
28 3454 (10.02%) jQuery
29 3317 (9.62%) Data Warehouse
30 3235 (9.38%) Analytics

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 1450 (4.20%) IIS
2 1349 (3.91%) SharePoint
3 933 (2.71%) SAS
4 923 (2.68%) Tomcat
5 820 (2.38%) Apache
6 657 (1.91%) MS Exchange
7 647 (1.88%) Apache Spark
8 646 (1.87%) CMS
9 561 (1.63%) JBoss
10 481 (1.39%) Elasticsearch
11 410 (1.19%) WebSphere
12 402 (1.17%) Confluence
13 356 (1.03%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 349 (1.01%) WebLogic
15 306 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2010
16 273 (0.79%) BizTalk Server
17 246 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2013
18 210 (0.61%) Umbraco
19 185 (0.54%) Skype for Business
20 182 (0.53%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2332 (6.76%) Microsoft Excel
2 1166 (3.38%) Microsoft Office
3 367 (1.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 283 (0.82%) MS Visio
5 254 (0.74%) SPSS
6 143 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
7 90 (0.26%) Microsoft Project
8 77 (0.22%) Photoshop
9 41 (0.12%) FileZilla
10 32 (0.093%) Adobe Illustrator
11 17 (0.049%) Stata
12 16 (0.046%) SPSS Modeler
13 10 (0.029%) Chatbot
14 9 (0.026%) Adobe Creative Suite
15 8 (0.023%) InfoPath
16 5 (0.014%) EngageOne
16 5 (0.014%) SOLIDWORKS
17 4 (0.012%) CINEMA 4D
17 4 (0.012%) EViews
17 4 (0.012%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 572 (1.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 271 (0.79%) Dynamics AX
3 222 (0.64%) Dynamics NAV
4 210 (0.61%) Oracle EBS
5 136 (0.39%) Oracle EBS R12
6 100 (0.29%) Actimize
7 77 (0.22%) Adobe Campaign
7 77 (0.22%) Markit EDM
8 75 (0.22%) Oracle Applications
9 69 (0.20%) Magento
9 69 (0.20%) Oracle Payables
10 66 (0.19%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 66 (0.19%) ION MarketView
11 65 (0.19%) Oracle ERP
12 64 (0.19%) Maximo
13 58 (0.17%) Eloqua
14 57 (0.17%) SAP Hybris
15 54 (0.16%) Oracle Receivables
16 53 (0.15%) Oracle 11i
17 52 (0.15%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 2958 (8.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 2235 (6.48%) Amazon AWS
3 875 (2.54%) SaaS
4 641 (1.86%) Office 365
5 501 (1.45%) GitHub
6 307 (0.89%) PaaS
7 261 (0.76%) IaaS
8 255 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
9 250 (0.72%) Google Cloud Platform
10 177 (0.51%) Google Analytics
11 138 (0.40%) Amazon EC2
12 134 (0.39%) Dynamics 365
13 84 (0.24%) Amazon S3
14 68 (0.20%) Adobe Analytics
15 67 (0.19%) Azure Active Directory
15 67 (0.19%) Azure Data Factory
16 64 (0.19%) Azure Machine Learning
17 63 (0.18%) Amazon SQS
18 56 (0.16%) AWS Lambda
19 51 (0.15%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 793 (2.30%) Firewall
2 751 (2.18%) DNS
3 695 (2.02%) TCP/IP
4 623 (1.81%) Internet
5 576 (1.67%) HTTP
6 539 (1.56%) SAN
7 446 (1.29%) DHCP
8 362 (1.05%) LAN
8 362 (1.05%) WAN
9 282 (0.82%) VPN
10 225 (0.65%) SSL
11 192 (0.56%) FTP
12 190 (0.55%) Intranet
13 150 (0.43%) VoIP
14 148 (0.43%) VLAN
15 137 (0.40%) SMTP
16 118 (0.34%) Skype
17 117 (0.34%) Network Security
18 116 (0.34%) Wireless
19 104 (0.30%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12573 (36.46%) SQL Server
2 4213 (12.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4120 (11.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3317 (9.62%) Data Warehouse
5 2453 (7.11%) Relational Database
6 2338 (6.78%) MySQL
7 2309 (6.70%) NoSQL
8 2292 (6.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1755 (5.09%) SQL Server 2008
10 1701 (4.93%) Big Data
11 1401 (4.06%) SQL Server 2012
12 1359 (3.94%) MongoDB
13 1277 (3.70%) Oracle Database
14 1201 (3.48%) Power BI
15 1071 (3.11%) Hadoop
16 1005 (2.91%) SQL Server 2014
17 957 (2.77%) RDBMS
18 837 (2.43%) PostgreSQL
19 822 (2.38%) QlikView
20 730 (2.12%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 2578 (7.48%) Git (software)
2 2048 (5.94%) Visual Studio
3 1752 (5.08%) JIRA
4 1581 (4.58%) Team Foundation Server
5 1406 (4.08%) Jenkins
6 1399 (4.06%) Selenium
7 1304 (3.78%) Subversion
8 870 (2.52%) JUnit
9 806 (2.34%) Maven
10 713 (2.07%) NUnit
11 699 (2.03%) TeamCity
12 587 (1.70%) Cucumber
13 402 (1.17%) WebDriver
14 396 (1.15%) Eclipse
15 368 (1.07%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
16 327 (0.95%) SpecFlow
17 308 (0.89%) Octopus Deploy
18 286 (0.83%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 258 (0.75%) SoapUI
20 257 (0.75%) Oracle Forms
General
1 8900 (25.81%) Finance
2 2718 (7.88%) Banking
3 2166 (6.28%) Retail
4 1971 (5.72%) Marketing
5 1247 (3.62%) Investment Banking
6 927 (2.69%) Telecoms
7 879 (2.55%) Manufacturing
8 811 (2.35%) Front Office
9 757 (2.19%) Advertising
10 694 (2.01%) Retail Banking
11 622 (1.80%) Legal
12 598 (1.73%) Electronics
13 579 (1.68%) Games
14 422 (1.22%) Back Office
15 415 (1.20%) Financial Institution
16 362 (1.05%) Publishing
17 356 (1.03%) Law
18 181 (0.52%) Automotive
19 145 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
20 120 (0.35%) Billing
Job Titles
1 16338 (47.37%) Developer
2 6158 (17.86%) Analyst
3 4781 (13.86%) .NET Developer
4 4423 (12.82%) C# Developer
5 3580 (10.38%) SQL Developer
6 2918 (8.46%) Senior Developer
7 2856 (8.28%) C# .NET Developer
8 2536 (7.35%) Java Developer
9 2087 (6.05%) Software Developer
10 1691 (4.90%) Applications Support
11 1596 (4.63%) Support Analyst
12 1562 (4.53%) ASP.NET Developer
13 1492 (4.33%) DBA
14 1378 (4.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 1341 (3.89%) SQL Analyst
16 1324 (3.84%) C# ASP.NET Developer
17 1264 (3.67%) Software Engineer
18 1263 (3.66%) Consultant
19 1183 (3.43%) Junior
20 1100 (3.19%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10928 (31.69%) .NET
2 7618 (22.09%) HTML
3 6356 (18.43%) CSS
4 5790 (16.79%) ASP.NET
5 3554 (10.31%) XML
6 3520 (10.21%) Web Services
7 3494 (10.13%) AngularJS
8 3454 (10.02%) jQuery
9 2896 (8.40%) ASP.NET MVC
10 2510 (7.28%) .NET Framework
11 2171 (6.29%) HTML5
12 1948 (5.65%) Spring
13 1798 (5.21%) ASP.NET Web API
14 1747 (5.07%) REST
15 1585 (4.60%) WCF
16 1419 (4.11%) SOAP
17 1370 (3.97%) Entity Framework
18 1360 (3.94%) RESTful
19 1269 (3.68%) JSON
20 1248 (3.62%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 3950 (11.45%) Analytical Skills
2 2881 (8.35%) Computer Science
3 1268 (3.68%) Greenfield Project
4 941 (2.73%) User Experience
5 846 (2.45%) Enterprise Software
6 801 (2.32%) Fintech
7 791 (2.29%) Management Information System
8 692 (2.01%) Mobile App
9 675 (1.96%) Algorithms
10 619 (1.79%) Data Structures
11 579 (1.68%) Clustering
12 527 (1.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 520 (1.51%) Replication
14 487 (1.41%) Equities
15 474 (1.37%) Derivative
16 461 (1.34%) Fixed Income
17 397 (1.15%) Client/Server
18 385 (1.12%) Hedge funds
19 350 (1.01%) Credit Risk
20 336 (0.97%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 5519 (16.00%) Windows
2 4207 (12.20%) Linux
3 2543 (7.37%) Unix
4 2048 (5.94%) Windows Server
5 837 (2.43%) Windows Server 2008
6 794 (2.30%) Windows Server 2012
7 693 (2.01%) Android
8 508 (1.47%) Apple iOS
9 458 (1.33%) Windows 7
10 294 (0.85%) Windows 10
11 248 (0.72%) Windows Server 2003
12 209 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 188 (0.55%) Solaris
14 166 (0.48%) Windows 8
15 115 (0.33%) CentOS
16 98 (0.28%) AIX
17 92 (0.27%) Ubuntu
18 74 (0.21%) Windows XP
19 65 (0.19%) Windows Embedded Compact
20 56 (0.16%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 10609 (30.76%) Agile Software Development
2 5742 (16.65%) MVC
3 5474 (15.87%) Business Intelligence
4 3527 (10.23%) TDD
5 3481 (10.09%) Scrum
6 3235 (9.38%) Analytics
7 2958 (8.58%) Software Engineering
8 2887 (8.37%) ETL
9 2789 (8.09%) SDLC
10 2784 (8.07%) OO
11 2772 (8.04%) Test Automation
12 2434 (7.06%) Web Development
13 2423 (7.03%) Continuous Integration
14 1995 (5.78%) ITIL
15 1813 (5.26%) Data Modelling
16 1809 (5.25%) DevOps
17 1744 (5.06%) Unit Testing
18 1731 (5.02%) Mentoring
19 1567 (4.54%) E-Commerce
20 1515 (4.39%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 10865 (31.50%) C#
2 8889 (25.77%) JavaScript
3 7210 (20.91%) Java
4 5678 (16.46%) T-SQL
5 3538 (10.26%) Python
6 2218 (6.43%) PL/SQL
7 1763 (5.11%) C++
8 1690 (4.90%) PHP
9 1545 (4.48%) PowerShell
10 1184 (3.43%) VB.NET
11 1014 (2.94%) R
12 981 (2.84%) VBA
13 960 (2.78%) Shell Script
14 943 (2.73%) C
15 909 (2.64%) Ruby
16 884 (2.56%) VB
17 849 (2.46%) Perl
18 657 (1.91%) Bash Shell
19 558 (1.62%) Scala
20 421 (1.22%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 5192 (15.05%) Degree
2 1332 (3.86%) Computer Science Degree
3 780 (2.26%) Microsoft Certification
4 628 (1.82%) Security Cleared
5 522 (1.51%) ISEB
6 435 (1.26%) ISTQB
7 338 (0.98%) MCSE
8 328 (0.95%) SC Cleared
9 300 (0.87%) PhD
10 244 (0.71%) Numerate Degree
11 218 (0.63%) MCSA
12 200 (0.58%) Cisco Certification
13 182 (0.53%) Master's Degree
14 178 (0.52%) CCNA
15 157 (0.46%) ITIL Certification
16 155 (0.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 141 (0.41%) MCITP
18 133 (0.39%) MCP
19 125 (0.36%) DV Cleared
20 118 (0.34%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1808 (5.24%) QA
2 714 (2.07%) Data Quality
3 579 (1.68%) SLA
4 155 (0.45%) PCI DSS
5 139 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 111 (0.32%) MiFID
7 92 (0.27%) Basel III
8 86 (0.25%) ISO 9001
9 74 (0.21%) PMO
10 67 (0.19%) GDPR
11 46 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 45 (0.13%) SEPA
13 40 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 26 (0.075%) EMIR
15 24 (0.070%) Actionable Recommendations
16 23 (0.067%) Solvency II
17 22 (0.064%) COBIT
18 20 (0.058%) GCP
19 18 (0.052%) Cyber Essentials
19 18 (0.052%) GAAP
System Software
1 1702 (4.94%) Active Directory
2 863 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 673 (1.95%) Docker
4 512 (1.48%) Hyper-V
5 305 (0.88%) vSphere
6 223 (0.65%) VMware ESXi
7 188 (0.55%) XenApp
8 129 (0.37%) Virtual Machines
9 126 (0.37%) XenServer
10 109 (0.32%) Oracle RAC
11 106 (0.31%) Xen
12 81 (0.23%) Terminal Services
13 79 (0.23%) XenDesktop
14 75 (0.22%) VMware Workstation
15 73 (0.21%) HDFS
16 63 (0.18%) Virtual Servers
17 58 (0.17%) Apache Flume
18 57 (0.17%) KVM
19 40 (0.12%) Firmware
20 32 (0.093%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 652 (1.89%) Puppet
2 556 (1.61%) Opscode Chef
3 456 (1.32%) Ansible
4 355 (1.03%) SCCM
5 197 (0.57%) Nagios
6 196 (0.57%) SCOM
7 143 (0.41%) Kubernetes
8 139 (0.40%) Tivoli
9 130 (0.38%) Backup Exec
10 119 (0.35%) HP Quality Center
11 113 (0.33%) Terraform
12 102 (0.30%) Control-M
13 101 (0.29%) WSUS
14 100 (0.29%) Opsview
15 97 (0.28%) Oracle RMAN
16 95 (0.28%) Cobbler
17 83 (0.24%) Failover Clustering
18 78 (0.23%) Data Guard
19 73 (0.21%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
20 72 (0.21%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 8769 (25.43%) Microsoft
2 5812 (16.85%) Oracle
3 1476 (4.28%) Tableau
4 1471 (4.27%) VMware
5 1200 (3.48%) SAP
6 608 (1.76%) Google
7 593 (1.72%) IBM
8 591 (1.71%) Cisco
9 576 (1.67%) Citrix
10 495 (1.44%) HP
11 472 (1.37%) Sybase
12 452 (1.31%) Cognos
13 314 (0.91%) Red Hat
14 298 (0.86%) Salesforce.com
15 297 (0.86%) Splunk
16 288 (0.84%) Xamarin
17 279 (0.81%) Informatica
18 268 (0.78%) NetApp
19 251 (0.73%) Adobe
20 237 (0.69%) Sitecore