Period
to 8 July 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in 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 8 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
England > London
6 months to
8 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 5 4 4
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 0
Permanent jobs citing SQL 5,857 11,572 14,953
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 17.82% 19.55% 20.61%
As % of the Programming Languages category 31.04% 34.82% 36.45%
Number of salaries quoted 5,027 10,148 12,501
Median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £40,000 £36,250 £36,250
90th Percentile £97,500 £87,500 £85,000
England median annual salary £51,949 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.90% +5.26% +5.56%

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 London with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 18,868 33,238 41,019
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 57.40% 56.14% 56.53%
Number of salaries quoted 15,629 27,978 33,713
Median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% +8.33% -
10th Percentile £42,500 £38,750 £37,500
90th Percentile £105,000 £97,500 £93,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

SQL
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing SQL as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for SQL in London

SQL
Salary Trend in London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing SQL in London.

Salary trend for SQL in London

SQL
Salary Histogram in London

Salary distribution for jobs citing SQL in London over the 6 months to 8 July 2020.

Salary histogram for SQL in London

SQL
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SQL within the London region over the 6 months to 8 July 2020. 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
Central London -4 1,197 £65,000 +4.00% 126
West London 0 304 £54,000 +8.00% 23
South London +3 236 £52,500 +5.00% 15
East London 0 101 £60,000 +22.45% 21
North London 0 67 £48,000 +6.67% 2
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 8 July 2020, 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 London region with a requirement for SQL.

1 2,025 (34.57%) Finance
2 1,789 (30.54%) Python
3 1,778 (30.36%) SQL Server
4 1,776 (30.32%) Agile Software Development
5 1,570 (26.81%) Azure
6 1,310 (22.37%) Java
7 1,306 (22.30%) C#
8 1,288 (21.99%) Analytics
9 1,280 (21.85%) .NET
10 1,214 (20.73%) AWS
11 1,196 (20.42%) Business Intelligence
12 1,119 (19.11%) Microsoft
13 991 (16.92%) JavaScript
14 933 (15.93%) Degree
15 899 (15.35%) Oracle
16 861 (14.70%) DevOps
17 817 (13.95%) Analytical Skills
18 816 (13.93%) ETL
19 795 (13.57%) Data Warehouse
20 725 (12.38%) Power Platform
21 721 (12.31%) NoSQL
22 706 (12.05%) Power BI
23 679 (11.59%) Linux
24 652 (11.13%) Tableau
25 611 (10.43%) Computer Science
26 610 (10.41%) Problem-Solving
27 606 (10.35%) Docker
28 576 (9.83%) Git (software)
29 568 (9.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
29 568 (9.70%) HTML

SQL
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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
1 281 (4.80%) Apache Spark
2 153 (2.61%) SharePoint
3 142 (2.42%) Elasticsearch
4 141 (2.41%) Confluence
5 114 (1.95%) Apache
6 110 (1.88%) SAS
7 106 (1.81%) IIS
8 66 (1.13%) Apache Airflow
9 52 (0.89%) MS Exchange
10 50 (0.85%) Tomcat
11 42 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2010
12 40 (0.68%) CMS
13 34 (0.58%) Luigi
14 22 (0.38%) WebSphere
15 18 (0.31%) Jupyter
15 18 (0.31%) Oracle Workflow
16 17 (0.29%) SharePoint 2010
17 16 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2013
18 15 (0.26%) MQSeries
19 14 (0.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 379 (6.47%) Microsoft Excel
2 150 (2.56%) Microsoft Office
3 46 (0.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 31 (0.53%) MS Visio
5 27 (0.46%) SPSS
6 26 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.068%) Notepad++
8 3 (0.051%) FileZilla
8 3 (0.051%) InfoPath
8 3 (0.051%) Microsoft Project
9 2 (0.034%) Chatbot
9 2 (0.034%) EViews
9 2 (0.034%) Stata
10 1 (0.017%) InVision
10 1 (0.017%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.017%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 89 (1.52%) Markit EDM
2 79 (1.35%) Dynamics CRM
3 58 (0.99%) PolarLake
4 56 (0.96%) Eagle PACE
5 20 (0.34%) Distributed Ledger
6 19 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
7 18 (0.31%) Salerio
8 15 (0.26%) Shopify
8 15 (0.26%) thinkFolio
9 13 (0.22%) Elite 3E
9 13 (0.22%) FINCAD Analytics
9 13 (0.22%) Oracle Payables
10 12 (0.20%) FastStats
10 12 (0.20%) Oracle EBS R12
11 10 (0.17%) Oracle ERP
12 9 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
12 9 (0.15%) Oracle Receivables
13 8 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
13 8 (0.14%) Oracle General Ledger
14 7 (0.12%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 1,570 (26.81%) Azure
2 1,214 (20.73%) AWS
3 725 (12.38%) Power Platform
4 385 (6.57%) GCP
5 279 (4.76%) SaaS
6 220 (3.76%) Office 365
7 208 (3.55%) Serverless
8 183 (3.12%) Azure Data Factory
9 181 (3.09%) PaaS
10 128 (2.19%) AWS Lambda
11 120 (2.05%) Amazon S3
12 91 (1.55%) IaaS
13 86 (1.47%) Dynamics 365
14 84 (1.43%) Amazon EC2
15 82 (1.40%) Cloud Computing
16 80 (1.37%) GitHub
17 66 (1.13%) OpenShift
18 64 (1.09%) Amazon EMR
19 60 (1.02%) Azure Active Directory
20 57 (0.97%) Amazon ECS
Communications & Networking
1 99 (1.69%) Firewall
2 71 (1.21%) TCP/IP
3 60 (1.02%) Internet
4 54 (0.92%) DNS
5 45 (0.77%) SAN
6 42 (0.72%) HTTP
7 36 (0.61%) VPN
8 33 (0.56%) DHCP
9 25 (0.43%) Network Security
10 18 (0.31%) FIX Connectivity
10 18 (0.31%) FTP
11 16 (0.27%) BGP
11 16 (0.27%) NAS
12 14 (0.24%) VoIP
13 13 (0.22%) Intranet
13 13 (0.22%) LAN
13 13 (0.22%) WAN
14 11 (0.19%) Fibre Channel
14 11 (0.19%) iSCSI
15 9 (0.15%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,778 (30.36%) SQL Server
2 795 (13.57%) Data Warehouse
3 721 (12.31%) NoSQL
4 706 (12.05%) Power BI
5 568 (9.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 445 (7.60%) Data Lake
7 428 (7.31%) Relational Database
8 427 (7.29%) Big Data
9 413 (7.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 357 (6.10%) PostgreSQL
11 351 (5.99%) MySQL
12 334 (5.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 300 (5.12%) Hadoop
14 278 (4.75%) Azure SQL Database
15 218 (3.72%) Amazon Redshift
16 203 (3.47%) MongoDB
17 181 (3.09%) RDBMS
18 161 (2.75%) Snowflake Schema
19 142 (2.42%) Oracle Reports
20 132 (2.25%) BigQuery
Development Applications
1 576 (9.83%) Git (software)
2 382 (6.52%) JIRA
3 331 (5.65%) Jenkins
4 173 (2.95%) Visual Studio
5 138 (2.36%) Selenium
6 107 (1.83%) Artifactory
7 96 (1.64%) JUnit
8 94 (1.60%) Maven
8 94 (1.60%) Octopus Deploy
9 91 (1.55%) GitLab
9 91 (1.55%) TeamCity
10 90 (1.54%) SpecFlow
11 85 (1.45%) Cucumber
12 77 (1.31%) Bitbucket
13 66 (1.13%) Team Foundation Server
14 64 (1.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 63 (1.08%) NUnit
16 49 (0.84%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
16 49 (0.84%) Subversion
17 44 (0.75%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 2,025 (34.57%) Finance
2 567 (9.68%) Banking
3 351 (5.99%) Front Office
4 268 (4.58%) Marketing
5 213 (3.64%) Legal
6 209 (3.57%) Back Office
7 177 (3.02%) Retail
8 131 (2.24%) Investment Banking
9 130 (2.22%) Law
10 111 (1.90%) Games
11 103 (1.76%) Public Sector
12 90 (1.54%) Advertising
13 87 (1.49%) Financial Institution
14 56 (0.96%) Telecoms
15 40 (0.68%) Manufacturing
16 34 (0.58%) Automotive
17 21 (0.36%) Publishing
18 17 (0.29%) Electronics
18 17 (0.29%) Retail Banking
19 12 (0.20%) Billing
Job Titles
1 2,134 (36.44%) Developer
2 1,132 (19.33%) Analyst
3 447 (7.63%) Data Engineer
4 441 (7.53%) .NET Developer
5 402 (6.86%) Senior Developer
6 400 (6.83%) SQL Developer
7 386 (6.59%) Java Developer
8 385 (6.57%) C# Developer
9 322 (5.50%) Data Analyst
10 273 (4.66%) Architect
11 267 (4.56%) Applications Support
12 251 (4.29%) Support Analyst
13 233 (3.98%) Software Engineer
14 224 (3.82%) Business Analyst
15 209 (3.57%) C# .NET Developer
16 202 (3.45%) Consultant
17 193 (3.30%) SQL Analyst
18 186 (3.18%) Business Intelligence Developer
19 168 (2.87%) Full Stack Developer
20 162 (2.77%) Applications Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,280 (21.85%) .NET
2 568 (9.70%) HTML
3 564 (9.63%) AngularJS
4 506 (8.64%) CSS
5 494 (8.43%) Web Services
6 411 (7.02%) ASP.NET
7 392 (6.69%) React
8 384 (6.56%) REST
9 349 (5.96%) .NET Core
10 292 (4.99%) Spring
11 268 (4.58%) .NET Framework
12 259 (4.42%) Node.js
13 254 (4.34%) XML
14 236 (4.03%) ASP.NET Web API
15 235 (4.01%) RESTful
16 232 (3.96%) Kafka
17 192 (3.28%) jQuery
18 178 (3.04%) HTML5
19 162 (2.77%) JSON
20 158 (2.70%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 817 (13.95%) Analytical Skills
2 357 (6.10%) Hedge funds
3 306 (5.22%) Fixed Income
4 303 (5.17%) Greenfield Project
5 259 (4.42%) Derivative
6 228 (3.89%) Management Information System
7 201 (3.43%) Equities
8 192 (3.28%) Data Structures
9 186 (3.18%) Algorithms
10 146 (2.49%) User Experience
11 144 (2.46%) Self-Motivation
12 133 (2.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 97 (1.66%) Public Cloud
14 92 (1.57%) Enterprise Software
15 75 (1.28%) Reference Data
16 74 (1.26%) Mobile App
17 71 (1.21%) Data Centre
18 70 (1.20%) Blog
19 60 (1.02%) Equity Derivative
20 58 (0.99%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 679 (11.59%) Linux
2 568 (9.70%) Windows
3 366 (6.25%) Unix
4 257 (4.39%) Windows Server
5 86 (1.47%) Windows 10
6 59 (1.01%) Windows Server 2012
7 54 (0.92%) Android
7 54 (0.92%) Apple iOS
8 51 (0.87%) Windows Server 2008
8 51 (0.87%) Windows Server 2016
9 49 (0.84%) CentOS
10 41 (0.70%) Windows 7
11 38 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 37 (0.63%) Mac OS X
13 24 (0.41%) Windows Server 2019
14 19 (0.32%) Ubuntu
15 16 (0.27%) Oracle Linux
16 13 (0.22%) Solaris
17 12 (0.20%) Debian
18 8 (0.14%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,776 (30.32%) Agile Software Development
2 1,288 (21.99%) Analytics
3 1,196 (20.42%) Business Intelligence
4 861 (14.70%) DevOps
5 816 (13.93%) ETL
6 611 (10.43%) Computer Science
7 610 (10.41%) Problem-Solving
8 555 (9.48%) Fintech
8 555 (9.48%) Microservices
9 553 (9.44%) Data Modelling
10 552 (9.42%) TDD
11 536 (9.15%) Visualisation
12 525 (8.96%) Data Analytics
13 514 (8.78%) Data Analysis
14 512 (8.74%) Software Engineering
15 508 (8.67%) Scrum
16 490 (8.37%) Asset Management
17 449 (7.67%) Data Science
18 440 (7.51%) Test Automation
19 417 (7.12%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 1,789 (30.54%) Python
2 1,310 (22.37%) Java
3 1,306 (22.30%) C#
4 991 (16.92%) JavaScript
5 481 (8.21%) T-SQL
6 468 (7.99%) R
7 406 (6.93%) PowerShell
8 239 (4.08%) PL/SQL
9 213 (3.64%) Scala
10 206 (3.52%) C++
11 202 (3.45%) TypeScript
12 191 (3.26%) VBA
13 183 (3.12%) Bash Shell
14 171 (2.92%) PHP
15 133 (2.27%) Java 8
16 122 (2.08%) Shell Script
17 109 (1.86%) Perl
18 108 (1.84%) C
19 106 (1.81%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
19 106 (1.81%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 933 (15.93%) Degree
2 336 (5.74%) Computer Science Degree
3 61 (1.04%) Master's Degree
4 60 (1.02%) PhD
5 57 (0.97%) CISSP
5 57 (0.97%) Microsoft Certification
6 54 (0.92%) Numerate Degree
7 52 (0.89%) Security Cleared
8 47 (0.80%) CISA
9 46 (0.79%) CISM
10 33 (0.56%) SC Cleared
11 30 (0.51%) MCSA
11 30 (0.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 27 (0.46%) Cisco Certification
13 26 (0.44%) ITIL Certification
13 26 (0.44%) Sun Certification
14 20 (0.34%) ISTQB
15 18 (0.31%) MCSE
16 17 (0.29%) CCNA
17 15 (0.26%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 256 (4.37%) QA
2 183 (3.12%) Data Quality
3 81 (1.38%) GAAP
4 78 (1.33%) SLA
5 46 (0.79%) GDPR
6 17 (0.29%) Actionable Recommendations
6 17 (0.29%) NIST
7 16 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 12 (0.20%) PMO
9 8 (0.14%) MiFID
10 7 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 7 (0.12%) Solvency II
11 6 (0.10%) FINRA
12 5 (0.085%) Basel III
12 5 (0.085%) ISO 20022
12 5 (0.085%) UCITS
13 4 (0.068%) Basel II
13 4 (0.068%) PCI DSS
13 4 (0.068%) PSD2
14 3 (0.051%) GxP
System Software
1 606 (10.35%) Docker
2 286 (4.88%) Active Directory
3 89 (1.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 78 (1.33%) Hyper-V
5 38 (0.65%) VirtualBox
6 27 (0.46%) XenApp
7 24 (0.41%) HDFS
8 23 (0.39%) XenDesktop
9 20 (0.34%) Terminal Server
10 19 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
11 16 (0.27%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 14 (0.24%) vSphere
13 9 (0.15%) Apache Flume
14 7 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
15 5 (0.085%) Terminal Services
15 5 (0.085%) Virtual Desktop
16 4 (0.068%) BitLocker
16 4 (0.068%) Oracle RAC
16 4 (0.068%) Postfix
17 3 (0.051%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 479 (8.18%) Kubernetes
2 166 (2.83%) Terraform
3 142 (2.42%) Ansible
4 89 (1.52%) Puppet
5 63 (1.08%) SCCM
6 50 (0.85%) Control-M
7 47 (0.80%) Opscode Chef
8 36 (0.61%) Kibana
9 35 (0.60%) Nagios
10 34 (0.58%) Nessus
11 32 (0.55%) Docker Swarm
12 30 (0.51%) Prometheus
12 30 (0.51%) SCOM
13 22 (0.38%) Grafana
14 19 (0.32%) Microsoft Intune
15 18 (0.31%) Packer
16 14 (0.24%) HP Quality Center
17 13 (0.22%) CA Service Virtualization
17 13 (0.22%) Single Sign-On
18 12 (0.20%) Avamar
Vendors
1 1,119 (19.11%) Microsoft
2 899 (15.35%) Oracle
3 652 (11.13%) Tableau
4 280 (4.78%) Google
5 195 (3.33%) Alteryx
6 178 (3.04%) Teradata
7 169 (2.89%) Bloomberg
8 165 (2.82%) VMware
9 164 (2.80%) Automation Anywhere
9 164 (2.80%) Blue Prism
10 162 (2.77%) UiPath
11 160 (2.73%) Cadence
12 145 (2.48%) Databricks
13 127 (2.17%) IBM
14 126 (2.15%) SAP
15 108 (1.84%) Informatica
16 93 (1.59%) Salesforce.com
17 90 (1.54%) Talend
18 77 (1.31%) Splunk
19 76 (1.30%) Cisco