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 3 months to 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
UK / England
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 4 4 4
Rank change year-on-year 0 0  
Permanent jobs citing SQL 16867 20912 21939
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 21.01% 21.32% 21.77%
As % of the Programming Languages category 38.36% 41.08% 42.94%
Number of salaries quoted 14564 18187 18991
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

SQL is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for programming language skills.

Programming Language Skills
England
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 43975 50906 51098
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 54.77% 51.91% 50.71%
Number of salaries quoted 37830 44290 43868
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +2.50%  

SQL
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing SQL as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

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 3 months to 30 March 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 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London 0 6752 £55,000 - 928
South East 0 3208 £42,500 - 413
North West 0 1535 £40,000 +6.66% 284
Yorkshire 0 1287 £40,000 +5.26% 202
East of England 0 1196 £43,000 +1.17% 158
South West -3 1044 £39,000 +4.00% 153
West Midlands 0 975 £40,000 - 173
East Midlands 0 735 £39,000 +5.40% 123
North East +5 117 £35,000 - 37
Midlands -4 4 £46,250 +5.71% 3
SQL
UK

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 12126 (36.02%) SQL Server
2 10690 (31.76%) .NET
3 10666 (31.69%) C#
4 10378 (30.83%) Agile Software Development
5 8518 (25.31%) JavaScript
6 8333 (24.76%) Finance
7 8255 (24.52%) Microsoft
8 7471 (22.20%) HTML
9 7176 (21.32%) Java
10 6028 (17.91%) CSS
11 5627 (16.72%) Oracle
12 5592 (16.61%) ASP.NET
13 5527 (16.42%) MVC
14 5480 (16.28%) T-SQL
15 5136 (15.26%) Windows
16 4973 (14.77%) Degree
17 4880 (14.50%) Business Intelligence
18 4468 (13.27%) MS Excel
19 4179 (12.42%) Linux
20 3954 (11.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
21 3868 (11.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
22 3794 (11.27%) XML
23 3521 (10.46%) Analytical Skills
24 3402 (10.11%) Web Services
25 3370 (10.01%) Scrum
26 3357 (9.97%) jQuery
27 3312 (9.84%) TDD
28 3081 (9.15%) AngularJS
29 3050 (9.06%) Python
30 3034 (9.01%) Software Engineering

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 1523 (4.52%) IIS
2 1245 (3.70%) SharePoint
3 880 (2.61%) Tomcat
4 856 (2.54%) SAS
5 823 (2.45%) Apache
6 713 (2.12%) WebSphere
7 685 (2.04%) JBoss
8 607 (1.80%) MS Exchange
9 584 (1.73%) CMS
10 563 (1.67%) Apache Spark
11 533 (1.58%) WebLogic
12 456 (1.35%) Elasticsearch
13 348 (1.03%) BizTalk Server
14 311 (0.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 300 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2010
16 289 (0.86%) Confluence
17 281 (0.83%) Umbraco
18 219 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2013
19 183 (0.54%) OpenStack
20 171 (0.51%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4468 (13.27%) MS Excel
2 1048 (3.11%) MS Office
3 294 (0.87%) MS Visio
4 259 (0.77%) MS PowerPoint
5 251 (0.75%) SPSS
6 125 (0.37%) MS Project
7 90 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
8 61 (0.18%) Photoshop
9 26 (0.077%) InfoPath
10 18 (0.053%) EViews
11 17 (0.051%) Stata
12 16 (0.048%) Adobe Illustrator
13 15 (0.045%) SPSS Modeler
14 11 (0.033%) Chatbot
15 10 (0.030%) InDesign
16 7 (0.021%) MicroStation
17 6 (0.018%) EngageOne
17 6 (0.018%) Simulink
17 6 (0.018%) SOLIDWORKS
17 6 (0.018%) Weka
Business Applications
1 474 (1.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 255 (0.76%) Oracle EBS
3 217 (0.64%) Dynamics AX
4 157 (0.47%) Oracle EBS R12
5 153 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 141 (0.42%) Dynamics NAV
7 134 (0.40%) Oracle Applications
8 97 (0.29%) Unit4 Business World
9 90 (0.27%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 79 (0.23%) Oracle Financials
11 76 (0.23%) Magento
12 75 (0.22%) Oracle ERP
13 73 (0.22%) Oracle Payables
14 58 (0.17%) Adobe Campaign
15 54 (0.16%) Markit EDM
16 52 (0.15%) Maximo
17 51 (0.15%) Oracle 11i
18 50 (0.15%) Oracle Receivables
19 49 (0.15%) FastStats
20 48 (0.14%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 2313 (6.87%) Microsoft Azure
2 1842 (5.47%) Amazon AWS
3 780 (2.32%) SaaS
4 574 (1.71%) Office 365
5 326 (0.97%) GitHub
6 258 (0.77%) PaaS
7 216 (0.64%) Google Cloud Platform
8 214 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
9 184 (0.55%) IaaS
10 177 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
11 157 (0.47%) Google Analytics
12 88 (0.26%) Amazon S3
13 86 (0.26%) Adobe Analytics
14 61 (0.18%) AWS CloudFormation
15 56 (0.17%) Amazon SQS
16 52 (0.15%) Azure Active Directory
17 51 (0.15%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 33 (0.098%) Amazon ELB
19 27 (0.080%) CloudFront
20 25 (0.074%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 862 (2.56%) Firewall
2 663 (1.97%) TCP/IP
3 651 (1.93%) DNS
4 626 (1.86%) Internet
5 533 (1.58%) SAN
6 525 (1.56%) HTTP
7 345 (1.02%) LAN
8 342 (1.02%) WAN
9 341 (1.01%) DHCP
10 257 (0.76%) Intranet
11 251 (0.75%) SSL
12 233 (0.69%) VPN
13 187 (0.56%) VoIP
14 168 (0.50%) Network Security
15 167 (0.50%) FTP
16 153 (0.45%) VLAN
17 143 (0.42%) NAS
18 128 (0.38%) LDAP
19 110 (0.33%) iSCSI
20 97 (0.29%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12126 (36.02%) SQL Server
2 3954 (11.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3868 (11.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3024 (8.98%) Data Warehouse
5 2359 (7.01%) Relational Database
6 2353 (6.99%) MySQL
7 2139 (6.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2005 (5.96%) NoSQL
9 1836 (5.45%) SQL Server 2008
10 1666 (4.95%) Big Data
11 1495 (4.44%) SQL Server 2012
12 1369 (4.07%) Oracle Database
13 1129 (3.35%) MongoDB
14 999 (2.97%) Hadoop
15 970 (2.88%) SQL Server 2014
16 931 (2.77%) Power BI
17 885 (2.63%) RDBMS
18 778 (2.31%) QlikView
19 700 (2.08%) PostgreSQL
20 609 (1.81%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 2313 (6.87%) Git (software)
2 1860 (5.53%) Visual Studio
3 1651 (4.90%) Team Foundation Server
4 1419 (4.22%) Selenium
5 1378 (4.09%) JIRA
6 1307 (3.88%) Subversion
7 1185 (3.52%) Jenkins
8 894 (2.66%) Maven
9 832 (2.47%) JUnit
10 644 (1.91%) NUnit
11 643 (1.91%) TeamCity
12 550 (1.63%) Cucumber
13 388 (1.15%) Eclipse
14 375 (1.11%) WebDriver
15 350 (1.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 304 (0.90%) Oracle Forms
17 298 (0.89%) Ant
18 292 (0.87%) Octopus Deploy
19 277 (0.82%) SoapUI
20 276 (0.82%) SpecFlow
General
1 8333 (24.76%) Finance
2 2460 (7.31%) Banking
3 1509 (4.48%) Marketing
4 1371 (4.07%) Retail
5 813 (2.42%) Advertising
6 700 (2.08%) Legal
7 689 (2.05%) Telecoms
8 651 (1.93%) Front Office
9 590 (1.75%) Investment Banking
10 589 (1.75%) Manufacturing
11 472 (1.40%) Financial Institution
12 453 (1.35%) Back Office
13 390 (1.16%) Games
14 321 (0.95%) Law
15 253 (0.75%) Electronics
16 247 (0.73%) Publishing
17 154 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
18 153 (0.45%) Automotive
19 114 (0.34%) Billing
20 109 (0.32%) German Language
Job Titles
1 15826 (47.02%) Developer
2 6147 (18.26%) Analyst
3 4794 (14.24%) .NET Developer
4 4534 (13.47%) C# Developer
5 3560 (10.58%) SQL Developer
6 2986 (8.87%) C# .NET Developer
7 2711 (8.05%) Senior Developer
8 2591 (7.70%) Java Developer
9 1927 (5.72%) Software Developer
10 1638 (4.87%) DBA
11 1597 (4.74%) Support Analyst
12 1580 (4.69%) Applications Support
13 1560 (4.63%) ASP.NET Developer
14 1344 (3.99%) SQL Analyst
15 1316 (3.91%) C# ASP.NET Developer
16 1259 (3.74%) Junior
17 1227 (3.65%) Consultant
17 1227 (3.65%) Software Engineer
18 1223 (3.63%) SQL DBA
19 1210 (3.59%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10690 (31.76%) .NET
2 7471 (22.20%) HTML
3 6028 (17.91%) CSS
4 5592 (16.61%) ASP.NET
5 3794 (11.27%) XML
6 3402 (10.11%) Web Services
7 3357 (9.97%) jQuery
8 3081 (9.15%) AngularJS
9 2746 (8.16%) ASP.NET MVC
10 2455 (7.29%) .NET Framework
11 2184 (6.49%) HTML5
12 1937 (5.75%) WCF
13 1845 (5.48%) Spring
14 1604 (4.77%) ASP.NET Web API
15 1598 (4.75%) REST
16 1320 (3.92%) WPF
17 1316 (3.91%) SOAP
18 1310 (3.89%) Entity Framework
19 1147 (3.41%) Ajax
20 1100 (3.27%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 3521 (10.46%) Analytical Skills
2 2765 (8.21%) Computer Science
3 849 (2.52%) Management Information System
4 717 (2.13%) Fintech
5 695 (2.06%) Mobile App
6 674 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
7 648 (1.93%) User Experience
8 634 (1.88%) Clustering
9 585 (1.74%) Algorithms
10 573 (1.70%) Replication
11 510 (1.52%) Data Structures
12 460 (1.37%) Hedge funds
13 451 (1.34%) iPad
14 437 (1.30%) Fixed Income
15 421 (1.25%) Data Centre
16 401 (1.19%) Client/Server
17 324 (0.96%) Derivative
18 316 (0.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
19 314 (0.93%) Equities
20 237 (0.70%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 5136 (15.26%) Windows
2 4179 (12.42%) Linux
3 2413 (7.17%) Unix
4 1984 (5.89%) Windows Server
5 941 (2.80%) Windows Server 2012
6 856 (2.54%) Windows Server 2008
7 634 (1.88%) Android
8 504 (1.50%) Apple iOS
9 331 (0.98%) Windows 7
10 305 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 294 (0.87%) Windows Server 2003
12 217 (0.64%) CentOS
13 208 (0.62%) Solaris
14 195 (0.58%) Windows 10
15 145 (0.43%) Windows 8
16 113 (0.34%) Ubuntu
17 85 (0.25%) Mac OS X
18 83 (0.25%) Windows XP
19 76 (0.23%) AIX
20 46 (0.14%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 10378 (30.83%) Agile Software Development
2 5527 (16.42%) MVC
3 4880 (14.50%) Business Intelligence
4 3370 (10.01%) Scrum
5 3312 (9.84%) TDD
6 3034 (9.01%) Software Engineering
7 2790 (8.29%) OO
8 2702 (8.03%) ETL
9 2671 (7.94%) Analytics
10 2358 (7.01%) Web Development
11 2355 (7.00%) SDLC
12 2328 (6.92%) Continuous Integration
13 1762 (5.23%) ITIL
14 1662 (4.94%) DevOps
15 1611 (4.79%) Unit Testing
16 1556 (4.62%) E-Commerce
17 1546 (4.59%) Data Modelling
18 1536 (4.56%) Performance Tuning
19 1526 (4.53%) Mentoring
20 1512 (4.49%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 10666 (31.69%) C#
2 8518 (25.31%) JavaScript
3 7176 (21.32%) Java
4 5480 (16.28%) T-SQL
5 3050 (9.06%) Python
6 1963 (5.83%) PL/SQL
7 1790 (5.32%) C++
8 1558 (4.63%) PHP
9 1344 (3.99%) VB.NET
10 1286 (3.82%) PowerShell
11 915 (2.72%) VBA
12 891 (2.65%) R
13 878 (2.61%) Perl
14 855 (2.54%) VB
15 831 (2.47%) Shell Script
16 830 (2.47%) C
17 756 (2.25%) Ruby
18 668 (1.98%) Bash Shell
19 600 (1.78%) Scala
20 398 (1.18%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 4973 (14.77%) Degree
2 795 (2.36%) Microsoft Certification
3 705 (2.09%) ISEB
4 623 (1.85%) ISTQB
5 583 (1.73%) Security Cleared
6 301 (0.89%) SC Cleared
7 290 (0.86%) MCSE
8 261 (0.78%) PhD
9 228 (0.68%) Cisco Certification
10 206 (0.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 189 (0.56%) CCNA
12 150 (0.45%) MCSA
13 145 (0.43%) PMI Certification
14 139 (0.41%) DV Cleared
15 120 (0.36%) MCITP
16 118 (0.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 109 (0.32%) ITIL Certification
18 108 (0.32%) MCP
18 108 (0.32%) Oracle Certification
19 107 (0.32%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1969 (5.85%) QA
2 582 (1.73%) SLA
3 542 (1.61%) Data Quality
4 195 (0.58%) PCI DSS
5 112 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 111 (0.33%) MiFID
7 78 (0.23%) ISO 9001
8 74 (0.22%) SDET
9 73 (0.22%) PMO
10 50 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 37 (0.11%) EMIR
12 30 (0.089%) COBIT
12 30 (0.089%) ISO 14001
13 29 (0.086%) Basel II
14 26 (0.077%) IFRS
14 26 (0.077%) IFRS 9
15 24 (0.071%) Basel III
16 22 (0.065%) Disclosure Scotland
17 21 (0.062%) HL7
18 17 (0.051%) WAI
System Software
1 1584 (4.71%) Active Directory
2 920 (2.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 546 (1.62%) Hyper-V
4 528 (1.57%) Docker
5 346 (1.03%) vSphere
6 197 (0.59%) XenApp
7 171 (0.51%) Virtual Machines
8 167 (0.50%) Oracle RAC
9 150 (0.45%) Xen
10 146 (0.43%) XenServer
11 107 (0.32%) XenDesktop
12 97 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
13 93 (0.28%) VMware ESX
14 90 (0.27%) Virtual Servers
15 81 (0.24%) Terminal Services
16 71 (0.21%) Firmware
17 56 (0.17%) NFS
18 54 (0.16%) HDFS
19 47 (0.14%) VMware Workstation
20 41 (0.12%) KVM
Systems Management
1 653 (1.94%) Puppet
2 512 (1.52%) Opscode Chef
3 380 (1.13%) Ansible
4 275 (0.82%) Nagios
5 273 (0.81%) SCCM
6 199 (0.59%) SCOM
7 142 (0.42%) HP Quality Center
8 123 (0.37%) Control-M
9 122 (0.36%) Oracle RMAN
10 118 (0.35%) Tivoli
11 111 (0.33%) Kubernetes
12 104 (0.31%) Data Guard
13 101 (0.30%) Microsoft Clustering
14 92 (0.27%) Backup Exec
15 87 (0.26%) Cobbler
16 81 (0.24%) Kibana
17 71 (0.21%) WSUS
18 69 (0.20%) NetBackup
19 68 (0.20%) Failover Clustering
20 55 (0.16%) Grafana
Vendors
1 8255 (24.52%) Microsoft
2 5627 (16.72%) Oracle
3 1485 (4.41%) VMware
4 1261 (3.75%) Tableau
5 765 (2.27%) SAP
6 678 (2.01%) Citrix
7 663 (1.97%) Cisco
8 647 (1.92%) Google
9 644 (1.91%) IBM
10 579 (1.72%) HP
11 479 (1.42%) Red Hat
12 466 (1.38%) Sybase
13 411 (1.22%) Cognos
14 373 (1.11%) Salesforce.com
15 282 (0.84%) Informatica
16 268 (0.80%) NetApp
17 238 (0.71%) Adobe
18 209 (0.62%) Xamarin
19 206 (0.61%) Talend
20 195 (0.58%) EMC
Manchester, Lancashire
Premier IT
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
East London
Latcom Ltd
Salary: £Market Rates
Posted: 9 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Premier IT
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Chichester, West Sussex
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Premier IT
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
X4 Group
Salary: £35k - 45k per year + Car allowance
Posted: 7 hours ago
West London
Client Server
Salary: £30k to £40k + benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum, Benefits Excellent Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Ashby-De-La-Zouch, Leicestershire
Oscar
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Hull, North Humberside
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 13 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000-£80,000
Posted: 15 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £36000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: Up to £25,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leicester, Leicestershire
Searchability
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Oscar
Salary: £20000 - £24000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + training and benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £70000.00 - £100000.00 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 45k per year + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Emponics Ltd
Salary: £competitive+flexi time+pension +great bens
Posted: 8 hours ago
West Sussex
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Thame, Oxfordshire
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Poole, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bonus & benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Up to 40,000 + Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Redditch, Worcestershire
Arden Resourcing Limited
Salary: £40000.00 - £60000 per annum + excellent benefits and bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Ascend Consulting
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
The People Network
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago