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

SQL (Structured Query Language)
UK > England
6 months to
23 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 4 4 4
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 -1
Permanent jobs citing SQL 34003 36848 44966
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 20.65% 20.59% 21.86%
As % of the Programming Languages category 37.28% 38.93% 42.12%
Number of salaries quoted 28668 32411 39260
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
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 91219 94659 106752
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 55.41% 52.90% 51.90%
Number of salaries quoted 75394 82376 92047
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 £76,250 £75,000
UK median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% +1.12%

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 October 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 October 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 14437 £55,000 +0.31% 636
South East 0 6331 £42,500 - 327
North of England 0 5478 £40,000 - 362
Midlands 0 3344 £40,000 +6.67% 193
North West 0 2931 £40,000 - 182
Yorkshire 0 2309 £42,500 +6.25% 159
East of England -1 2225 £43,000 +1.18% 129
West Midlands -1 2213 £40,000 +6.67% 92
South West 0 2140 £40,000 - 120
East Midlands +1 1125 £37,500 -6.25% 101
North East +3 233 £40,000 +6.67% 21
SQL
UK

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 12002 (35.30%) SQL Server
2 10634 (31.27%) C#
3 10609 (31.20%) Agile Software Development
4 10514 (30.92%) .NET
5 9027 (26.55%) Finance
6 8776 (25.81%) JavaScript
7 8582 (25.24%) Microsoft
8 7417 (21.81%) HTML
9 7126 (20.96%) Java
10 6061 (17.82%) CSS
11 5612 (16.50%) MVC
12 5611 (16.50%) T-SQL
13 5553 (16.33%) ASP.NET
14 5537 (16.28%) Oracle
15 5370 (15.79%) Business Intelligence
16 5368 (15.79%) Windows
17 5055 (14.87%) Degree
18 4134 (12.16%) Linux
19 4084 (12.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 4004 (11.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
21 3877 (11.40%) Analytical Skills
22 3644 (10.72%) Python
23 3612 (10.62%) Web Services
24 3542 (10.42%) Scrum
25 3505 (10.31%) TDD
26 3479 (10.23%) AngularJS
27 3390 (9.97%) XML
27 3390 (9.97%) jQuery
28 3379 (9.94%) Analytics
29 3204 (9.42%) Data Warehouse

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 1495 (4.40%) IIS
2 1340 (3.94%) SharePoint
3 893 (2.63%) Tomcat
4 872 (2.56%) SAS
5 827 (2.43%) Apache
6 712 (2.09%) Apache Spark
7 679 (2.00%) MS Exchange
8 613 (1.80%) CMS
9 573 (1.69%) JBoss
10 484 (1.42%) Elasticsearch
11 455 (1.34%) Confluence
12 383 (1.13%) WebSphere
13 319 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2010
14 302 (0.89%) WebLogic
15 286 (0.84%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 240 (0.71%) BizTalk Server
17 236 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2013
18 198 (0.58%) Umbraco
19 191 (0.56%) Skype for Business
20 189 (0.56%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2208 (6.49%) Microsoft Excel
2 1154 (3.39%) Microsoft Office
3 358 (1.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 307 (0.90%) MS Visio
5 222 (0.65%) SPSS
6 122 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
7 76 (0.22%) Microsoft Project
8 67 (0.20%) Photoshop
9 39 (0.11%) FileZilla
10 35 (0.10%) Adobe Illustrator
11 14 (0.041%) InfoPath
12 12 (0.035%) S-PLUS
13 11 (0.032%) SPSS Modeler
14 9 (0.026%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 9 (0.026%) Stata
15 7 (0.021%) SOLIDWORKS
16 4 (0.012%) Chatbot
16 4 (0.012%) CINEMA 4D
16 4 (0.012%) Doxygen
16 4 (0.012%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 558 (1.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 270 (0.79%) Dynamics AX
3 241 (0.71%) Dynamics NAV
4 184 (0.54%) Oracle EBS
5 126 (0.37%) Oracle EBS R12
6 99 (0.29%) Actimize
7 89 (0.26%) ION MarketView
8 80 (0.24%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 69 (0.20%) Magento
10 66 (0.19%) Markit EDM
10 66 (0.19%) Unit4 Business World
11 60 (0.18%) Adobe Campaign
11 60 (0.18%) Oracle Financials
12 55 (0.16%) Oracle 11i
13 51 (0.15%) SAP Business One
14 49 (0.14%) SAP Hybris
15 48 (0.14%) thinkFolio
16 47 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
16 47 (0.14%) Oracle Payables
17 46 (0.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 3168 (9.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 2348 (6.91%) Amazon AWS
3 883 (2.60%) SaaS
4 666 (1.96%) Office 365
5 537 (1.58%) GitHub
6 287 (0.84%) PaaS
7 282 (0.83%) Google Cloud Platform
8 261 (0.77%) IaaS
9 240 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
10 177 (0.52%) Google Analytics
11 148 (0.44%) Dynamics 365
12 140 (0.41%) Amazon EC2
13 112 (0.33%) npm
14 104 (0.31%) Azure Data Factory
15 96 (0.28%) Amazon S3
16 94 (0.28%) Serverless
17 91 (0.27%) Azure Machine Learning
18 70 (0.21%) Azure Active Directory
19 67 (0.20%) Adobe Analytics
19 67 (0.20%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 784 (2.31%) Firewall
2 688 (2.02%) DNS
3 651 (1.91%) TCP/IP
4 618 (1.82%) Internet
5 572 (1.68%) HTTP
6 516 (1.52%) SAN
7 388 (1.14%) DHCP
8 321 (0.94%) WAN
9 314 (0.92%) LAN
10 292 (0.86%) VPN
11 279 (0.82%) SSL
12 202 (0.59%) FTP
13 172 (0.51%) Intranet
14 160 (0.47%) VoIP
15 139 (0.41%) VLAN
16 132 (0.39%) Skype
17 131 (0.39%) LDAP
18 130 (0.38%) SMS
19 113 (0.33%) Wireless
20 112 (0.33%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12002 (35.30%) SQL Server
2 4084 (12.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4004 (11.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3204 (9.42%) Data Warehouse
5 2522 (7.42%) Relational Database
6 2345 (6.90%) NoSQL
7 2237 (6.58%) MySQL
8 2141 (6.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1651 (4.86%) Big Data
10 1586 (4.66%) SQL Server 2008
11 1330 (3.91%) MongoDB
12 1299 (3.82%) SQL Server 2012
13 1264 (3.72%) Oracle Database
14 1244 (3.66%) Power BI
15 1114 (3.28%) Hadoop
16 917 (2.70%) SQL Server 2014
17 907 (2.67%) RDBMS
18 885 (2.60%) PostgreSQL
19 830 (2.44%) QlikView
20 722 (2.12%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 2642 (7.77%) Git (software)
2 2010 (5.91%) Visual Studio
3 1809 (5.32%) JIRA
4 1498 (4.41%) Team Foundation Server
5 1479 (4.35%) Jenkins
6 1305 (3.84%) Selenium
7 1216 (3.58%) Subversion
8 830 (2.44%) JUnit
9 826 (2.43%) Maven
10 717 (2.11%) TeamCity
11 709 (2.09%) NUnit
12 598 (1.76%) Cucumber
13 400 (1.18%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 377 (1.11%) WebDriver
15 369 (1.09%) Eclipse
16 331 (0.97%) SpecFlow
17 303 (0.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 294 (0.86%) Octopus Deploy
19 247 (0.73%) SoapUI
20 235 (0.69%) Bitbucket
General
1 9027 (26.55%) Finance
2 2895 (8.51%) Banking
3 1883 (5.54%) Marketing
4 1652 (4.86%) Retail
5 1379 (4.06%) Investment Banking
6 928 (2.73%) Front Office
7 900 (2.65%) Retail Banking
8 897 (2.64%) Telecoms
9 843 (2.48%) Manufacturing
10 699 (2.06%) Advertising
11 607 (1.79%) Legal
12 596 (1.75%) Games
13 555 (1.63%) Electronics
14 459 (1.35%) Back Office
15 385 (1.13%) Financial Institution
16 368 (1.08%) Law
17 345 (1.01%) Publishing
18 199 (0.59%) Automotive
19 134 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
20 118 (0.35%) Billing
Job Titles
1 16079 (47.29%) Developer
2 6028 (17.73%) Analyst
3 4645 (13.66%) .NET Developer
4 4233 (12.45%) C# Developer
5 3441 (10.12%) SQL Developer
6 2839 (8.35%) Senior Developer
7 2756 (8.11%) C# .NET Developer
8 2453 (7.21%) Java Developer
9 2114 (6.22%) Software Developer
10 1773 (5.21%) Applications Support
11 1562 (4.59%) Support Analyst
12 1478 (4.35%) ASP.NET Developer
13 1382 (4.06%) DBA
14 1375 (4.04%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 1326 (3.90%) Software Engineer
16 1325 (3.90%) SQL Analyst
17 1268 (3.73%) C# ASP.NET Developer
18 1264 (3.72%) Junior
19 1252 (3.68%) Consultant
20 1063 (3.13%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10514 (30.92%) .NET
2 7417 (21.81%) HTML
3 6061 (17.82%) CSS
4 5553 (16.33%) ASP.NET
5 3612 (10.62%) Web Services
6 3479 (10.23%) AngularJS
7 3390 (9.97%) jQuery
7 3390 (9.97%) XML
8 2757 (8.11%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2340 (6.88%) .NET Framework
10 2089 (6.14%) HTML5
11 2055 (6.04%) Spring
12 2011 (5.91%) REST
13 1802 (5.30%) ASP.NET Web API
14 1539 (4.53%) RESTful
14 1539 (4.53%) WCF
15 1518 (4.46%) SOAP
16 1318 (3.88%) JSON
17 1298 (3.82%) Hibernate
18 1215 (3.57%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3877 (11.40%) Analytical Skills
2 2903 (8.54%) Computer Science
3 1295 (3.81%) Greenfield Project
4 987 (2.90%) User Experience
5 969 (2.85%) Fintech
6 910 (2.68%) Enterprise Software
7 738 (2.17%) Management Information System
8 713 (2.10%) Algorithms
9 663 (1.95%) Mobile App
10 624 (1.84%) Data Structures
11 586 (1.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 561 (1.65%) Clustering
13 557 (1.64%) Equities
14 457 (1.34%) Fixed Income
15 456 (1.34%) Replication
16 455 (1.34%) Derivative
17 400 (1.18%) Hedge funds
18 378 (1.11%) Client/Server
19 359 (1.06%) Credit Risk
20 357 (1.05%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 5368 (15.79%) Windows
2 4134 (12.16%) Linux
3 2688 (7.91%) Unix
4 1986 (5.84%) Windows Server
5 751 (2.21%) Windows Server 2008
6 746 (2.19%) Windows Server 2012
7 607 (1.79%) Android
8 471 (1.39%) Windows 7
9 470 (1.38%) Apple iOS
10 309 (0.91%) Windows 10
11 239 (0.70%) Windows Server 2003
12 209 (0.61%) Solaris
13 204 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 154 (0.45%) Windows 8
15 110 (0.32%) CentOS
16 108 (0.32%) Ubuntu
17 94 (0.28%) AIX
18 60 (0.18%) Mac OS X
19 50 (0.15%) Mac OS
20 46 (0.14%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10609 (31.20%) Agile Software Development
2 5612 (16.50%) MVC
3 5370 (15.79%) Business Intelligence
4 3542 (10.42%) Scrum
5 3505 (10.31%) TDD
6 3379 (9.94%) Analytics
7 3076 (9.05%) Software Engineering
8 2878 (8.46%) ETL
9 2873 (8.45%) SDLC
10 2723 (8.01%) OO
11 2706 (7.96%) Test Automation
12 2453 (7.21%) Web Development
13 2326 (6.84%) Continuous Integration
14 1985 (5.84%) ITIL
15 1891 (5.56%) Data Modelling
16 1819 (5.35%) DevOps
17 1759 (5.17%) Mentoring
18 1741 (5.12%) Unit Testing
19 1500 (4.41%) CRM
20 1469 (4.32%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 10634 (31.27%) C#
2 8776 (25.81%) JavaScript
3 7126 (20.96%) Java
4 5611 (16.50%) T-SQL
5 3644 (10.72%) Python
6 2132 (6.27%) PL/SQL
7 1713 (5.04%) C++
8 1624 (4.78%) PHP
9 1569 (4.61%) PowerShell
10 1093 (3.21%) VB.NET
11 1022 (3.01%) R
12 938 (2.76%) VBA
13 927 (2.73%) C
14 926 (2.72%) Shell Script
15 877 (2.58%) Ruby
16 847 (2.49%) VB
17 798 (2.35%) Perl
18 661 (1.94%) Bash Shell
19 576 (1.69%) Scala
20 371 (1.09%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 5055 (14.87%) Degree
2 1287 (3.78%) Computer Science Degree
3 750 (2.21%) Microsoft Certification
4 582 (1.71%) Security Cleared
5 424 (1.25%) ISEB
6 368 (1.08%) ISTQB
7 331 (0.97%) MCSE
8 306 (0.90%) SC Cleared
9 293 (0.86%) PhD
10 225 (0.66%) MCSA
11 209 (0.61%) Numerate Degree
12 193 (0.57%) Cisco Certification
13 181 (0.53%) Master's Degree
14 177 (0.52%) CCNA
15 176 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
16 138 (0.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 125 (0.37%) MCP
18 121 (0.36%) MCITP
19 110 (0.32%) DV Cleared
20 100 (0.29%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1866 (5.49%) QA
2 728 (2.14%) Data Quality
3 608 (1.79%) SLA
4 172 (0.51%) PCI DSS
5 161 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 133 (0.39%) GDPR
7 95 (0.28%) Basel III
8 91 (0.27%) MiFID
9 88 (0.26%) ISO 9001
10 73 (0.21%) PMO
11 57 (0.17%) SEPA
12 44 (0.13%) GCP
13 37 (0.11%) EMIR
14 34 (0.100%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 31 (0.091%) ISO/IEC 20000
16 26 (0.076%) COBIT
16 26 (0.076%) GAAP
17 25 (0.074%) Actionable Recommendations
18 19 (0.056%) HL7
18 19 (0.056%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1684 (4.95%) Active Directory
2 896 (2.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 826 (2.43%) Docker
4 479 (1.41%) Hyper-V
5 281 (0.83%) vSphere
6 267 (0.79%) VMware ESXi
7 192 (0.56%) XenApp
8 111 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
9 104 (0.31%) Oracle RAC
10 90 (0.26%) XenDesktop
10 90 (0.26%) XenServer
11 88 (0.26%) Xen
12 78 (0.23%) HDFS
13 72 (0.21%) Apache Flume
14 69 (0.20%) Terminal Services
15 64 (0.19%) VMware Workstation
16 57 (0.17%) KVM
16 57 (0.17%) Virtual Servers
17 38 (0.11%) Microsoft App-V
18 32 (0.094%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 650 (1.91%) Puppet
2 577 (1.70%) Opscode Chef
3 452 (1.33%) Ansible
4 388 (1.14%) SCCM
5 206 (0.61%) Kubernetes
6 200 (0.59%) SCOM
7 183 (0.54%) Nagios
8 145 (0.43%) Terraform
9 123 (0.36%) Backup Exec
10 118 (0.35%) Tivoli
11 110 (0.32%) HP Quality Center
12 98 (0.29%) WSUS
13 95 (0.28%) Oracle RMAN
14 87 (0.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 84 (0.25%) Opsview
16 83 (0.24%) Control-M
16 83 (0.24%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
17 77 (0.23%) Cobbler
18 72 (0.21%) Microsoft Clustering
19 71 (0.21%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 8582 (25.24%) Microsoft
2 5537 (16.28%) Oracle
3 1490 (4.38%) VMware
4 1485 (4.37%) Tableau
5 1218 (3.58%) SAP
6 624 (1.84%) Google
7 622 (1.83%) Cisco
8 585 (1.72%) Citrix
9 563 (1.66%) IBM
10 521 (1.53%) Sybase
11 492 (1.45%) Cognos
12 486 (1.43%) HP
13 321 (0.94%) Splunk
14 296 (0.87%) Informatica
15 282 (0.83%) Salesforce.com
16 278 (0.82%) Red Hat
17 253 (0.74%) Adobe
18 238 (0.70%) TIBCO
19 223 (0.66%) Sitecore
20 221 (0.65%) Xamarin