Period
to 22 November 2019

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 22 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
England > London
6 months to
22 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 4 4 4
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Permanent jobs citing SQL 9,869 13,638 14,400
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 18.26% 20.30% 19.15%
As % of the Programming Languages category 32.44% 35.47% 34.83%
Number of salaries quoted 8,294 11,265 11,476
London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +9.09% -
10th Percentile £36,250 £36,250 £35,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £90,000 £83,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +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 30,418 38,444 41,339
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 56.30% 57.21% 54.97%
Number of salaries quoted 25,359 32,103 32,909
London median annual salary £65,000 £63,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.36% +5.83% +4.35%
10th Percentile £38,750 £37,500 £36,250
90th Percentile £100,000 £95,000 £90,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%

SQL
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL in London

SQL
Salary Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SQL in London.

Salary trend for SQL in London

SQL
Salary Histogram in London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SQL in London over the 6 months to 22 November 2019.

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 22 November 2019. 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 0 2,433 £62,500 +4.17% 476
West London 0 483 £52,500 +5.00% 170
South London 0 358 £50,000 +5.26% 51
East London +4 158 £55,000 -5.17% 76
North London 0 94 £42,500 -5.56% 15
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 22 November 2019, 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 3,313 (33.57%) Finance
2 3,134 (31.76%) Agile Software Development
3 3,084 (31.25%) SQL Server
4 2,712 (27.48%) C#
5 2,545 (25.79%) Python
6 2,337 (23.68%) .NET
7 2,202 (22.31%) Java
8 2,200 (22.29%) Azure
9 2,035 (20.62%) Microsoft
10 1,963 (19.89%) Business Intelligence
11 1,819 (18.43%) AWS
12 1,694 (17.16%) Analytics
13 1,680 (17.02%) JavaScript
14 1,394 (14.13%) T-SQL
15 1,385 (14.03%) Degree
16 1,368 (13.86%) Oracle
17 1,341 (13.59%) Data Warehouse
18 1,254 (12.71%) DevOps
19 1,253 (12.70%) ETL
20 1,219 (12.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
21 1,150 (11.65%) Problem-Solving
22 1,132 (11.47%) HTML
23 1,105 (11.20%) Software Engineering
24 1,098 (11.13%) Analytical Skills
25 1,093 (11.08%) Windows
26 1,036 (10.50%) Power Platform
27 1,024 (10.38%) Git (software)
28 1,022 (10.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
29 1,013 (10.26%) Power BI
30 1,006 (10.19%) Computer Science

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
1 514 (5.21%) Apache Spark
2 329 (3.33%) SharePoint
3 270 (2.74%) IIS
4 232 (2.35%) Elasticsearch
5 203 (2.06%) SAS
6 181 (1.83%) Apache
7 152 (1.54%) Confluence
8 148 (1.50%) Tomcat
9 93 (0.94%) CMS
10 92 (0.93%) Apache Airflow
11 80 (0.81%) Oracle Workflow
12 61 (0.62%) MS Exchange
13 58 (0.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 56 (0.57%) WebSphere
15 50 (0.51%) Apache Solr
16 48 (0.49%) JBoss
17 43 (0.44%) BizTalk Server
18 38 (0.39%) Adobe Experience Manager
19 37 (0.37%) Umbraco
20 29 (0.29%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 644 (6.53%) Microsoft Excel
2 331 (3.35%) Microsoft Office
3 66 (0.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 60 (0.61%) MS Visio
5 48 (0.49%) SPSS
6 37 (0.37%) Microsoft Project
7 33 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
8 6 (0.061%) Adobe Premiere
8 6 (0.061%) Stata
9 4 (0.041%) GNU Octave
9 4 (0.041%) SPSS Modeler
10 3 (0.030%) Photoshop
11 2 (0.020%) Adobe Illustrator
11 2 (0.020%) Chatbot
11 2 (0.020%) Weka
12 1 (0.010%) CPLEX
12 1 (0.010%) EViews
12 1 (0.010%) Gliffy
12 1 (0.010%) ProjectWise
12 1 (0.010%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 199 (2.02%) thinkFolio
2 181 (1.83%) Markit EDM
3 167 (1.69%) Dynamics CRM
4 121 (1.23%) Front Arena
5 73 (0.74%) Dynamics AX
6 51 (0.52%) NetSuite
7 49 (0.50%) PolarLake
8 45 (0.46%) Payment Gateway
9 44 (0.45%) Eagle PACE
10 40 (0.41%) Magento
11 36 (0.36%) LatentZero
12 34 (0.34%) SDL Web 8
13 31 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
13 31 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
14 26 (0.26%) Cognos Business Intelligence
14 26 (0.26%) SAP Hybris
15 21 (0.21%) SAP Business One
16 19 (0.19%) Oracle ERP
17 18 (0.18%) Adobe Campaign
17 18 (0.18%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 2,200 (22.29%) Azure
2 1,819 (18.43%) AWS
3 1,036 (10.50%) Power Platform
4 447 (4.53%) GCP
5 368 (3.73%) SaaS
6 309 (3.13%) Office 365
7 190 (1.93%) PaaS
8 188 (1.90%) Cloud Computing
9 171 (1.73%) Azure Data Factory
10 165 (1.67%) GitHub
11 164 (1.66%) Amazon S3
12 158 (1.60%) Serverless
13 145 (1.47%) Amazon EC2
14 136 (1.38%) Dynamics 365
15 113 (1.14%) IaaS
16 93 (0.94%) Google Analytics
17 86 (0.87%) Azure Active Directory
18 72 (0.73%) Amazon EMR
19 68 (0.69%) Amazon ECS
20 66 (0.67%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 167 (1.69%) Firewall
2 164 (1.66%) DNS
3 148 (1.50%) TCP/IP
4 131 (1.33%) Internet
5 113 (1.14%) HTTP
6 107 (1.08%) SAN
7 71 (0.72%) DHCP
8 67 (0.68%) WAN
9 62 (0.63%) LAN
10 51 (0.52%) SSL
11 36 (0.36%) Skype
11 36 (0.36%) VoIP
12 34 (0.34%) FTP
13 33 (0.33%) BGP
14 29 (0.29%) VPN
15 25 (0.25%) Cisco ASA
16 24 (0.24%) Intranet
17 23 (0.23%) NAS
18 20 (0.20%) Network Security
19 19 (0.19%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3,084 (31.25%) SQL Server
2 1,341 (13.59%) Data Warehouse
3 1,219 (12.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1,022 (10.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1,013 (10.26%) Power BI
6 887 (8.99%) Big Data
7 874 (8.86%) NoSQL
8 849 (8.60%) Relational Database
9 673 (6.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 587 (5.95%) PostgreSQL
11 506 (5.13%) Hadoop
12 482 (4.88%) MySQL
13 377 (3.82%) Azure SQL Database
14 351 (3.56%) RDBMS
15 290 (2.94%) Data Lake
16 252 (2.55%) MongoDB
17 222 (2.25%) Apache Hive
17 222 (2.25%) Oracle Database
18 216 (2.19%) SQL Server 2016
19 205 (2.08%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 1,024 (10.38%) Git (software)
2 593 (6.01%) JIRA
3 528 (5.35%) Jenkins
4 322 (3.26%) Visual Studio
5 273 (2.77%) Selenium
6 259 (2.62%) Team Foundation Server
7 196 (1.99%) TeamCity
8 169 (1.71%) Cucumber
9 160 (1.62%) Maven
10 154 (1.56%) Octopus Deploy
11 141 (1.43%) NUnit
12 134 (1.36%) JUnit
13 133 (1.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 129 (1.31%) Bitbucket
15 114 (1.16%) SpecFlow
16 112 (1.13%) Subversion
17 110 (1.11%) Visual Studio Team System
18 84 (0.85%) WebDriver
19 81 (0.82%) GitLab
20 66 (0.67%) Oracle Forms
General
1 3,313 (33.57%) Finance
2 1,005 (10.18%) Banking
3 600 (6.08%) Front Office
4 555 (5.62%) Marketing
5 374 (3.79%) Retail
6 219 (2.22%) Games
6 219 (2.22%) Investment Banking
7 211 (2.14%) Back Office
8 179 (1.81%) Law
9 169 (1.71%) Legal
10 149 (1.51%) Advertising
11 145 (1.47%) Public Sector
12 121 (1.23%) Telecoms
13 115 (1.17%) French Language
14 114 (1.16%) German Language
15 107 (1.08%) Spanish Language
16 98 (0.99%) Financial Institution
17 94 (0.95%) Italian Language
18 80 (0.81%) Publishing
19 74 (0.75%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 4,057 (41.11%) Developer
2 1,685 (17.07%) Analyst
3 899 (9.11%) C# Developer
4 883 (8.95%) SQL Developer
5 790 (8.00%) .NET Developer
6 733 (7.43%) Java Developer
7 658 (6.67%) Senior Developer
8 540 (5.47%) Data Engineer
9 473 (4.79%) Applications Support
10 453 (4.59%) C# .NET Developer
11 438 (4.44%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 438 (4.44%) Software Engineer
12 412 (4.17%) Consultant
13 401 (4.06%) Data Analyst
14 386 (3.91%) Support Analyst
15 362 (3.67%) Architect
16 318 (3.22%) Junior
17 305 (3.09%) Data Scientist
18 292 (2.96%) DBA
19 273 (2.77%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,337 (23.68%) .NET
2 1,132 (11.47%) HTML
3 970 (9.83%) ASP.NET
4 936 (9.48%) CSS
5 843 (8.54%) Web Services
6 802 (8.13%) AngularJS
7 615 (6.23%) REST
8 592 (6.00%) XML
9 580 (5.88%) React
10 536 (5.43%) ASP.NET Web API
11 525 (5.32%) RESTful
12 497 (5.04%) .NET Core
13 488 (4.94%) Spring
14 466 (4.72%) .NET Framework
15 450 (4.56%) ASP.NET MVC
16 376 (3.81%) jQuery
17 339 (3.43%) JSON
18 325 (3.29%) HTML5
19 286 (2.90%) J2EE
20 274 (2.78%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 1,098 (11.13%) Analytical Skills
2 549 (5.56%) Hedge funds
3 517 (5.24%) Fixed Income
4 441 (4.47%) Equities
5 420 (4.26%) Derivative
6 412 (4.17%) Greenfield Project
7 395 (4.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 386 (3.91%) Algorithms
9 338 (3.42%) Management Information System
10 272 (2.76%) Data Structures
11 266 (2.70%) User Experience
12 221 (2.24%) Self-Motivation
13 151 (1.53%) Enterprise Software
14 131 (1.33%) Reference Data
15 118 (1.20%) Mobile App
16 106 (1.07%) Public Cloud
17 103 (1.04%) Reinsurance
18 99 (1.00%) Linux Command Line
19 96 (0.97%) Data Centre
20 95 (0.96%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1,093 (11.08%) Windows
2 1,002 (10.15%) Linux
3 609 (6.17%) Unix
4 454 (4.60%) Windows Server
5 101 (1.02%) Windows Server 2012
6 83 (0.84%) Android
7 77 (0.78%) Windows 10
8 63 (0.64%) Windows Server 2008
9 56 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 49 (0.50%) CentOS
11 48 (0.49%) Apple iOS
11 48 (0.49%) Windows 7
12 26 (0.26%) Solaris
13 25 (0.25%) VMS
14 21 (0.21%) Ubuntu
15 15 (0.15%) Mac OS X
16 14 (0.14%) Debian
16 14 (0.14%) Mac OS
17 12 (0.12%) Oracle Linux
18 11 (0.11%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,134 (31.76%) Agile Software Development
2 1,963 (19.89%) Business Intelligence
3 1,694 (17.16%) Analytics
4 1,254 (12.71%) DevOps
5 1,253 (12.70%) ETL
6 1,150 (11.65%) Problem-Solving
7 1,105 (11.20%) Software Engineering
8 1,006 (10.19%) Computer Science
9 967 (9.80%) Microservices
10 957 (9.70%) TDD
11 873 (8.85%) Scrum
12 850 (8.61%) Data Science
13 846 (8.57%) Fintech
14 843 (8.54%) MVC
15 811 (8.22%) Data Modelling
16 762 (7.72%) Visualisation
17 742 (7.52%) Test Automation
18 719 (7.29%) Asset Management
19 701 (7.10%) Machine Learning
20 573 (5.81%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 2,712 (27.48%) C#
2 2,545 (25.79%) Python
3 2,202 (22.31%) Java
4 1,680 (17.02%) JavaScript
5 1,394 (14.13%) T-SQL
6 654 (6.63%) R
7 619 (6.27%) PowerShell
8 460 (4.66%) PL/SQL
9 348 (3.53%) C++
10 346 (3.51%) Scala
11 341 (3.46%) VBA
12 296 (3.00%) Bash Shell
13 276 (2.80%) PHP
14 234 (2.37%) Perl
15 196 (1.99%) Shell Script
16 195 (1.98%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
17 186 (1.88%) Java 8
18 184 (1.86%) TypeScript
19 170 (1.72%) VB
20 165 (1.67%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1,385 (14.03%) Degree
2 439 (4.45%) Computer Science Degree
3 153 (1.55%) Microsoft Certification
4 128 (1.30%) PhD
5 100 (1.01%) Master's Degree
6 67 (0.68%) MCSE
7 65 (0.66%) Numerate Degree
8 51 (0.52%) Security Cleared
9 46 (0.47%) Cisco Certification
10 37 (0.37%) MCSA
11 33 (0.33%) CCNA
12 32 (0.32%) MCP
12 32 (0.32%) MCSD
13 31 (0.31%) ISEB
14 30 (0.30%) ISTQB
15 29 (0.29%) SC Cleared
16 19 (0.19%) CCNP
16 19 (0.19%) CISSP
17 18 (0.18%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 17 (0.17%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 609 (6.17%) QA
2 385 (3.90%) Data Quality
3 93 (0.94%) SLA
4 79 (0.80%) GDPR
5 44 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 23 (0.23%) MiFID
7 21 (0.21%) Actionable Recommendations
8 20 (0.20%) IFRS
9 17 (0.17%) EMIR
10 16 (0.16%) PCI DSS
10 16 (0.16%) Solvency II
11 10 (0.10%) PMO
12 9 (0.091%) Dodd-Frank
12 9 (0.091%) HL7
12 9 (0.091%) NIST
13 7 (0.071%) Cyber Essentials
13 7 (0.071%) PSD2
14 5 (0.051%) IFRS 9
14 5 (0.051%) WAI
15 3 (0.030%) COBIT
System Software
1 842 (8.53%) Docker
2 392 (3.97%) Active Directory
3 154 (1.56%) Hyper-V
4 149 (1.51%) VMware Infrastructure
5 75 (0.76%) HDFS
6 56 (0.57%) XenApp
7 47 (0.48%) VirtualBox
8 43 (0.44%) Virtual Machines
9 37 (0.37%) vSphere
10 32 (0.32%) XenDesktop
11 29 (0.29%) Oracle RAC
12 25 (0.25%) Firmware
13 21 (0.21%) Forefront TMG
13 21 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
14 16 (0.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
15 15 (0.15%) Apache Flume
16 9 (0.091%) VMware Workstation
17 8 (0.081%) Virtual Servers
17 8 (0.081%) Xen
18 7 (0.071%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 520 (5.27%) Kubernetes
2 275 (2.79%) Terraform
3 273 (2.77%) Ansible
4 159 (1.61%) Puppet
5 127 (1.29%) SCCM
6 105 (1.06%) Opscode Chef
7 54 (0.55%) SQL Sentry
8 50 (0.51%) Docker Swarm
9 42 (0.43%) Grafana
10 40 (0.41%) Prometheus
11 35 (0.35%) Control-M
11 35 (0.35%) Hadoop YARN
11 35 (0.35%) Microsoft Intune
12 34 (0.34%) Data Guard
13 33 (0.33%) ITRS Geneos
14 28 (0.28%) Nagios
15 27 (0.27%) Consul
15 27 (0.27%) Kibana
16 24 (0.24%) Packer
17 23 (0.23%) Oozie
Vendors
1 2,035 (20.62%) Microsoft
2 1,368 (13.86%) Oracle
3 730 (7.40%) Tableau
4 493 (5.00%) Google
5 296 (3.00%) VMware
6 235 (2.38%) Salesforce.com
7 213 (2.16%) SAP
8 205 (2.08%) IBM
9 184 (1.86%) Charles River
10 182 (1.84%) Informatica
11 173 (1.75%) Bloomberg
11 173 (1.75%) SimCorp
12 158 (1.60%) Sybase
13 133 (1.35%) Citrix
14 125 (1.27%) Calypso
15 107 (1.08%) Databricks
16 103 (1.04%) Cisco
17 100 (1.01%) Splunk
18 99 (1.00%) WorldPay
19 95 (0.96%) Adobe