Period
to 24 November 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 24 November 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
England > London
6 months to
24 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 8 4 4
Rank change year-on-year -4 0 0
Permanent jobs citing SQL 3,989 9,791 13,509
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 18.32% 18.26% 20.30%
As % of the Programming Languages category 29.97% 32.44% 35.47%
Number of salaries quoted 3,891 8,568 11,500
Median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £41,250 £36,250 £36,250
90th Percentile £102,500 £93,750 £90,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%

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 13,310 30,180 38,085
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 61.13% 56.29% 57.24%
Number of salaries quoted 11,501 25,153 31,840
Median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £63,624
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% +2.16% +6.04%
10th Percentile £45,000 £38,750 £37,500
90th Percentile £107,500 £100,000 £95,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +9.52% - +5.00%

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 24 November 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 24 November 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 -5 830 £66,000 +5.60% 256
West London +1 158 £52,500 -3.67% 61
South London -7 101 £60,000 +20.00% 15
East London -3 48 £52,500 -4.55% 38
North London 0 19 £49,272 +15.93% 2
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 1,493 (37.43%) Finance
2 1,477 (37.03%) Python
3 1,302 (32.64%) Agile Software Development
4 1,272 (31.89%) Azure
5 1,070 (26.82%) AWS
6 1,026 (25.72%) SQL Server
7 937 (23.49%) Java
8 887 (22.24%) C#
9 885 (22.19%) JavaScript
10 877 (21.99%) .NET
11 803 (20.13%) Analytics
12 773 (19.38%) DevOps
13 749 (18.78%) Microsoft
14 714 (17.90%) Business Intelligence
15 596 (14.94%) Degree
16 569 (14.26%) Web Services
17 509 (12.76%) Power Platform
18 499 (12.51%) Software Engineering
19 483 (12.11%) Asset Management
20 482 (12.08%) Data Warehouse
21 480 (12.03%) AngularJS
22 468 (11.73%) ETL
23 449 (11.26%) NoSQL
24 448 (11.23%) Hedge funds
25 446 (11.18%) React
26 444 (11.13%) Docker
26 444 (11.13%) Microservices
27 443 (11.11%) Power BI
28 437 (10.96%) Scrum
29 430 (10.78%) Analytical Skills

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
1 191 (4.79%) Apache Spark
2 183 (4.59%) SharePoint
3 142 (3.56%) Apache
4 116 (2.91%) Confluence
5 92 (2.31%) SAS
6 88 (2.21%) IIS
7 73 (1.83%) Elasticsearch
8 47 (1.18%) Apache Airflow
9 27 (0.68%) CMS
10 23 (0.58%) WebLogic
11 20 (0.50%) MS Exchange
11 20 (0.50%) Tomcat
12 17 (0.43%) WebSphere
13 16 (0.40%) nginx
13 16 (0.40%) Skype for Business
14 15 (0.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 11 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2010
16 10 (0.25%) EPiServer
17 9 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2013
17 9 (0.23%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 214 (5.36%) Microsoft Excel
2 47 (1.18%) Microsoft Office
3 23 (0.58%) MS Visio
4 21 (0.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 15 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
6 10 (0.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 10 (0.25%) InVision
6 10 (0.25%) Sketch
6 10 (0.25%) SPSS
7 3 (0.075%) SPSS Modeler
8 2 (0.050%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.050%) Microsoft Project
9 1 (0.025%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 117 (2.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 97 (2.43%) Markit EDM
3 88 (2.21%) Eagle PACE
4 63 (1.58%) PolarLake
5 16 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
5 16 (0.40%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 14 (0.35%) Distributed Ledger
7 12 (0.30%) Oracle Applications
8 11 (0.28%) Northgate Housing
9 10 (0.25%) R3 Corda
9 10 (0.25%) SAP Business One
10 9 (0.23%) Endur
10 9 (0.23%) iTrent
10 9 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
10 9 (0.23%) Oracle Payables
10 9 (0.23%) Oracle Receivables
11 7 (0.18%) Oracle ERP
12 6 (0.15%) Elite 3E
12 6 (0.15%) NetSuite
13 5 (0.13%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 1,272 (31.89%) Azure
2 1,070 (26.82%) AWS
3 509 (12.76%) Power Platform
4 338 (8.47%) GCP
5 306 (7.67%) Serverless
6 226 (5.67%) AWS Lambda
7 205 (5.14%) Amazon S3
8 153 (3.84%) Amazon EC2
9 134 (3.36%) Azure Data Factory
10 133 (3.33%) PaaS
11 126 (3.16%) SaaS
12 117 (2.93%) Office 365
13 103 (2.58%) Dynamics 365
14 88 (2.21%) Azure Active Directory
15 70 (1.75%) Apigee
16 61 (1.53%) Cloud Computing
17 60 (1.50%) Amazon ECS
17 60 (1.50%) IaaS
18 52 (1.30%) GitHub
19 51 (1.28%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 74 (1.86%) Firewall
2 47 (1.18%) Internet
3 41 (1.03%) DNS
4 38 (0.95%) TCP/IP
5 23 (0.58%) LAN
5 23 (0.58%) VPN
6 22 (0.55%) Network Security
6 22 (0.55%) SAN
7 21 (0.53%) Skype
8 20 (0.50%) WAN
9 19 (0.48%) HTTP
10 18 (0.45%) DHCP
11 8 (0.20%) Wi-Fi
12 7 (0.18%) 5G
12 7 (0.18%) Broadband
12 7 (0.18%) HTTPS
12 7 (0.18%) Intranet
13 6 (0.15%) SMS
13 6 (0.15%) Unified Communications
13 6 (0.15%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,026 (25.72%) SQL Server
2 482 (12.08%) Data Warehouse
3 449 (11.26%) NoSQL
4 443 (11.11%) Power BI
5 373 (9.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 317 (7.95%) Tableau
7 313 (7.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 296 (7.42%) PostgreSQL
9 283 (7.09%) Big Data
10 247 (6.19%) Relational Database
11 214 (5.36%) MySQL
12 200 (5.01%) Hadoop
13 198 (4.96%) Azure SQL Database
14 178 (4.46%) Data Lake
15 173 (4.34%) Amazon Redshift
16 157 (3.94%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 157 (3.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 138 (3.46%) MongoDB
18 124 (3.11%) Looker
19 123 (3.08%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 427 (10.70%) Git (software)
2 290 (7.27%) JIRA
3 245 (6.14%) Jenkins
4 117 (2.93%) Visual Studio
5 108 (2.71%) Selenium
6 90 (2.26%) TeamCity
7 87 (2.18%) Artifactory
8 82 (2.06%) Team Foundation Server
9 70 (1.75%) Maven
10 67 (1.68%) Cucumber
11 65 (1.63%) GitLab
12 64 (1.60%) Octopus Deploy
13 61 (1.53%) Bitbucket
13 61 (1.53%) Subversion
14 53 (1.33%) SpecFlow
15 51 (1.28%) JUnit
16 47 (1.18%) Visual Studio Team System
17 40 (1.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 40 (1.00%) NUnit
18 29 (0.73%) IntelliJ
General
1 1,493 (37.43%) Finance
2 410 (10.28%) Front Office
3 402 (10.08%) Banking
4 201 (5.04%) Back Office
5 163 (4.09%) Retail
6 151 (3.79%) Marketing
7 99 (2.48%) Investment Banking
8 60 (1.50%) Public Sector
9 53 (1.33%) Games
10 52 (1.30%) Advertising
11 50 (1.25%) Legal
12 46 (1.15%) Law
12 46 (1.15%) Manufacturing
13 40 (1.00%) Financial Institution
14 37 (0.93%) Private Banking
15 35 (0.88%) Telecoms
16 21 (0.53%) Publishing
17 12 (0.30%) Automotive
17 12 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
18 11 (0.28%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 1,602 (40.16%) Developer
2 640 (16.04%) Analyst
3 322 (8.07%) Data Engineer
4 301 (7.55%) .NET Developer
5 293 (7.35%) C# Developer
6 282 (7.07%) Senior Developer
7 269 (6.74%) Python Developer
8 268 (6.72%) SQL Developer
9 231 (5.79%) Software Engineer
10 198 (4.96%) Python Engineer
11 195 (4.89%) Architect
12 182 (4.56%) Data Analyst
12 182 (4.56%) Java Developer
13 180 (4.51%) Business Analyst
14 167 (4.19%) Full Stack Developer
15 164 (4.11%) Consultant
16 156 (3.91%) C# .NET Developer
17 143 (3.58%) Data Scientist
18 141 (3.53%) Applications Support
19 135 (3.38%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 877 (21.99%) .NET
2 569 (14.26%) Web Services
3 480 (12.03%) AngularJS
4 446 (11.18%) React
5 408 (10.23%) CSS
6 404 (10.13%) HTML
7 299 (7.50%) .NET Core
8 289 (7.24%) REST
9 262 (6.57%) ASP.NET
10 221 (5.54%) XML
11 203 (5.09%) Kafka
12 200 (5.01%) Vue.js
13 197 (4.94%) ASP.NET Web API
14 191 (4.79%) .NET Framework
15 186 (4.66%) Node.js
16 172 (4.31%) Spring
17 168 (4.21%) RESTful
18 141 (3.53%) JSON
19 134 (3.36%) Pandas
20 133 (3.33%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 448 (11.23%) Hedge funds
2 430 (10.78%) Analytical Skills
3 338 (8.47%) Fixed Income
4 327 (8.20%) Equities
5 267 (6.69%) Derivative
6 210 (5.26%) Greenfield Project
7 192 (4.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 132 (3.31%) Algorithms
9 110 (2.76%) Reference Data
10 105 (2.63%) Data Structures
11 93 (2.33%) Self-Motivation
12 83 (2.08%) Management Information System
13 77 (1.93%) Mobile App
14 69 (1.73%) User Experience
15 55 (1.38%) Public Cloud
16 50 (1.25%) Replication
17 48 (1.20%) Clustering
17 48 (1.20%) N-Tier
18 45 (1.13%) Virtual Team
19 34 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 339 (8.50%) Linux
2 327 (8.20%) Windows
3 201 (5.04%) Unix
4 122 (3.06%) Windows Server
5 32 (0.80%) Windows 10
6 27 (0.68%) Android
6 27 (0.68%) Windows Server 2016
7 25 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
8 22 (0.55%) Apple iOS
9 19 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 18 (0.45%) CentOS
11 14 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
11 14 (0.35%) Windows Server 2019
12 10 (0.25%) VMS
13 9 (0.23%) Ubuntu
13 9 (0.23%) Windows 7
14 8 (0.20%) Solaris
15 7 (0.18%) Mac OS X
15 7 (0.18%) Oracle Linux
15 7 (0.18%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,302 (32.64%) Agile Software Development
2 803 (20.13%) Analytics
3 773 (19.38%) DevOps
4 714 (17.90%) Business Intelligence
5 499 (12.51%) Software Engineering
6 483 (12.11%) Asset Management
7 468 (11.73%) ETL
8 444 (11.13%) Microservices
9 437 (10.96%) Scrum
10 424 (10.63%) Computer Science
11 417 (10.45%) TDD
12 371 (9.30%) Visualisation
13 345 (8.65%) Problem-Solving
14 337 (8.45%) Data Modelling
15 329 (8.25%) Fintech
16 321 (8.05%) Test Automation
17 310 (7.77%) Continuous Integration
18 309 (7.75%) Data Science
18 309 (7.75%) Mentoring
19 304 (7.62%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 1,477 (37.03%) Python
2 937 (23.49%) Java
3 887 (22.24%) C#
4 885 (22.19%) JavaScript
5 367 (9.20%) T-SQL
6 269 (6.74%) R
7 249 (6.24%) PowerShell
8 222 (5.57%) TypeScript
9 171 (4.29%) C++
10 164 (4.11%) Kotlin
11 158 (3.96%) Scala
12 109 (2.73%) PL/SQL
13 104 (2.61%) Shell Script
14 96 (2.41%) PHP
15 81 (2.03%) C
16 78 (1.96%) Bash Shell
17 75 (1.88%) VB.NET
18 64 (1.60%) VBA
19 58 (1.45%) Perl
20 57 (1.43%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 596 (14.94%) Degree
2 178 (4.46%) Computer Science Degree
3 59 (1.48%) Numerate Degree
4 58 (1.45%) Security Cleared
5 53 (1.33%) Microsoft Certification
6 52 (1.30%) PhD
6 52 (1.30%) SC Cleared
7 40 (1.00%) Sun Certification
8 35 (0.88%) Master's Degree
9 33 (0.83%) BPSS Clearance
10 21 (0.53%) MCSE
11 16 (0.40%) CCNA
11 16 (0.40%) Cisco Certification
12 15 (0.38%) DV Cleared
13 13 (0.33%) ISEB
14 10 (0.25%) CISSP
14 10 (0.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 9 (0.23%) ISTQB
15 9 (0.23%) ITIL Certification
15 9 (0.23%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 177 (4.44%) QA
2 98 (2.46%) Data Quality
3 41 (1.03%) SLA
4 38 (0.95%) GDPR
5 28 (0.70%) NIST
6 13 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 10 (0.25%) MiFID
8 7 (0.18%) EMIR
9 5 (0.13%) IFRS
10 3 (0.075%) ISO 13485
10 3 (0.075%) ISO 20022
10 3 (0.075%) PCI DSS
10 3 (0.075%) PMO
10 3 (0.075%) PSD2
10 3 (0.075%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 3 (0.075%) TARGET2
11 2 (0.050%) UCITS
12 1 (0.025%) GAAP
12 1 (0.025%) HL7
12 1 (0.025%) Solvency II
System Software
1 444 (11.13%) Docker
2 201 (5.04%) Active Directory
3 62 (1.55%) VMware Infrastructure
4 50 (1.25%) HDFS
5 26 (0.65%) Hyper-V
6 18 (0.45%) vSphere
7 11 (0.28%) Virtual Desktop
7 11 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
8 7 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
9 6 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
9 6 (0.15%) Postfix
9 6 (0.15%) XenApp
10 5 (0.13%) Apache Flume
11 4 (0.10%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 4 (0.10%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 4 (0.10%) Terminal Services
11 4 (0.10%) Virtual Servers
11 4 (0.10%) VMware Server
12 3 (0.075%) Firmware
12 3 (0.075%) LXC
Systems Management
1 395 (9.90%) Kubernetes
2 188 (4.71%) Terraform
3 115 (2.88%) Ansible
4 66 (1.65%) Puppet
5 45 (1.13%) Opscode Chef
6 29 (0.73%) SCCM
7 23 (0.58%) Microsoft Intune
8 20 (0.50%) Control-M
9 16 (0.40%) Kibana
9 16 (0.40%) Prometheus
10 12 (0.30%) logstash
11 10 (0.25%) Istio
12 9 (0.23%) HP Quality Center
12 9 (0.23%) Oozie
12 9 (0.23%) ZABBIX
13 8 (0.20%) WSUS
14 7 (0.18%) Hadoop YARN
14 7 (0.18%) Microsoft Clustering
14 7 (0.18%) Nagios
15 6 (0.15%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 749 (18.78%) Microsoft
2 400 (10.03%) Oracle
3 243 (6.09%) Google
4 138 (3.46%) Databricks
5 131 (3.28%) Bloomberg
5 131 (3.28%) VMware
6 74 (1.86%) Talend
7 67 (1.68%) Informatica
8 57 (1.43%) Cloudera
9 55 (1.38%) Salesforce.com
10 48 (1.20%) SAP
11 47 (1.18%) Atlassian
12 41 (1.03%) IBM
13 40 (1.00%) Cisco
14 39 (0.98%) Reuters
15 38 (0.95%) Alteryx
16 37 (0.93%) Sybase
17 35 (0.88%) Nintex
18 32 (0.80%) Red Hat
19 31 (0.78%) FactSet