Period
to 17 August 2018

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 17 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
England > London
6 months to
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 4 4 4
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Permanent jobs citing SQL 14,403 14,398 16,153
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 20.67% 19.50% 19.94%
As % of the Programming Languages category 36.40% 35.35% 36.70%
Number of salaries quoted 11,660 11,678 14,245
London median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £36,250 £33,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £83,825 £78,750
England median annual salary £48,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -

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 39,565 40,733 44,018
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 56.79% 55.18% 54.35%
Number of salaries quoted 32,528 32,774 38,832
London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £37,500 £36,250 £35,000
90th Percentile £93,750 £90,000 £85,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

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 17 August 2018.

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 17 August 2018. 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 3,284 £60,000 +4.35% 513
West London 0 665 £52,500 +10.53% 209
South London +3 406 £47,500 - 45
East London +3 239 £52,500 - 99
North London +3 75 £50,000 +14.29% 14
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 17 August 2018, 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 5,639 (39.15%) Finance
2 4,674 (32.45%) SQL Server
3 4,434 (30.79%) Agile Software Development
4 3,913 (27.17%) C#
5 3,536 (24.55%) .NET
6 3,501 (24.31%) Java
7 3,228 (22.41%) Microsoft
8 3,081 (21.39%) JavaScript
9 2,648 (18.39%) Degree
10 2,453 (17.03%) Python
11 2,295 (15.93%) Business Intelligence
12 2,159 (14.99%) Microsoft Azure
13 2,148 (14.91%) Oracle
14 2,119 (14.71%) Banking
15 2,097 (14.56%) HTML
16 2,096 (14.55%) Problem-Solving
17 2,077 (14.42%) T-SQL
18 2,002 (13.90%) Analytics
19 1,953 (13.56%) Linux
20 1,927 (13.38%) Amazon AWS
21 1,879 (13.05%) Windows
22 1,866 (12.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
23 1,840 (12.78%) CSS
24 1,718 (11.93%) Analytical Skills
25 1,673 (11.62%) Data Warehouse
25 1,673 (11.62%) TDD
26 1,642 (11.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
27 1,547 (10.74%) MVC
28 1,544 (10.72%) ETL
29 1,541 (10.70%) 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
1 629 (4.37%) Apache Spark
2 469 (3.26%) SharePoint
3 427 (2.96%) IIS
4 395 (2.74%) Apache
5 354 (2.46%) Elasticsearch
6 328 (2.28%) SAS
7 287 (1.99%) Tomcat
8 282 (1.96%) CMS
9 270 (1.87%) Confluence
10 193 (1.34%) MS Exchange
11 143 (0.99%) Ethereum
12 138 (0.96%) WebSphere
13 136 (0.94%) JBoss
14 99 (0.69%) EPiServer
15 97 (0.67%) WebLogic
16 81 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2010
17 80 (0.56%) nginx
18 78 (0.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
19 73 (0.51%) Oracle Workflow
20 69 (0.48%) Drupal
Applications
1 822 (5.71%) Microsoft Excel
2 421 (2.92%) Microsoft Office
3 113 (0.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 100 (0.69%) SPSS
5 73 (0.51%) MS Visio
5 73 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
6 30 (0.21%) Microsoft Project
7 20 (0.14%) InfoPath
8 11 (0.076%) AutoCAD
9 9 (0.062%) Photoshop
9 9 (0.062%) Stata
10 6 (0.042%) Chatbot
10 6 (0.042%) InVision
11 5 (0.035%) Revit
12 4 (0.028%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 4 (0.028%) GNU Octave
12 4 (0.028%) ProjectWise
13 3 (0.021%) Adobe Illustrator
13 3 (0.021%) MicroStation
14 2 (0.014%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 262 (1.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 151 (1.05%) thinkFolio
3 149 (1.03%) Markit EDM
4 117 (0.81%) Dynamics AX
5 102 (0.71%) Dynamics NAV
6 97 (0.67%) Distributed Ledger
7 77 (0.53%) Front Arena
8 71 (0.49%) NetSuite
9 57 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
10 55 (0.38%) Relativity
11 51 (0.35%) Magento
12 50 (0.35%) Eloqua
13 44 (0.31%) Elite 3E
14 36 (0.25%) Concordance
15 35 (0.24%) Salesforce.com CRM
16 33 (0.23%) Actimize
16 33 (0.23%) Eagle PACE
16 33 (0.23%) Ringtail
17 31 (0.22%) Oracle EBS R12
18 30 (0.21%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 2,159 (14.99%) Microsoft Azure
2 1,927 (13.38%) Amazon AWS
3 417 (2.90%) SaaS
4 362 (2.51%) GitHub
5 284 (1.97%) Office 365
6 269 (1.87%) Amazon EC2
7 260 (1.81%) Amazon S3
8 225 (1.56%) Cloud Computing
9 224 (1.56%) PaaS
10 217 (1.51%) IaaS
11 195 (1.35%) Google Cloud Platform
12 173 (1.20%) Azure Data Factory
13 156 (1.08%) Serverless
14 145 (1.01%) AWS CloudFormation
15 143 (0.99%) npm
16 119 (0.83%) Google Analytics
17 112 (0.78%) Azure Active Directory
18 76 (0.53%) Amazon CloudWatch
19 73 (0.51%) Amazon EMR
19 73 (0.51%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 284 (1.97%) Firewall
2 273 (1.90%) DNS
3 265 (1.84%) TCP/IP
4 224 (1.56%) SAN
5 213 (1.48%) Internet
6 185 (1.28%) HTTP
7 163 (1.13%) WAN
8 159 (1.10%) DHCP
9 156 (1.08%) VPN
10 153 (1.06%) LAN
11 91 (0.63%) SMS
12 86 (0.60%) FIX Connectivity
13 74 (0.51%) NAS
14 56 (0.39%) Skype
15 53 (0.37%) Wi-Fi
16 51 (0.35%) VLAN
17 49 (0.34%) SSL
18 48 (0.33%) Intranet
19 43 (0.30%) FTP
20 32 (0.22%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4,674 (32.45%) SQL Server
2 1,866 (12.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1,673 (11.62%) Data Warehouse
4 1,642 (11.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1,456 (10.11%) NoSQL
6 1,394 (9.68%) Big Data
7 1,241 (8.62%) Relational Database
8 1,024 (7.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 985 (6.84%) MySQL
10 853 (5.92%) Power BI
11 817 (5.67%) Hadoop
12 720 (5.00%) MongoDB
13 703 (4.88%) PostgreSQL
14 512 (3.55%) SQL Server 2008
15 461 (3.20%) Oracle Database
16 444 (3.08%) SQL Server 2012
17 380 (2.64%) Data Lake
18 357 (2.48%) RDBMS
19 339 (2.35%) Redis
20 319 (2.21%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 1,513 (10.50%) Git (software)
2 831 (5.77%) Jenkins
3 741 (5.14%) JIRA
4 717 (4.98%) Visual Studio
5 690 (4.79%) Team Foundation Server
6 549 (3.81%) TeamCity
7 548 (3.80%) Selenium
8 379 (2.63%) Maven
9 372 (2.58%) Subversion
10 353 (2.45%) Octopus Deploy
11 313 (2.17%) JUnit
12 246 (1.71%) Cucumber
13 244 (1.69%) Visual Studio Team System
14 220 (1.53%) NUnit
15 214 (1.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 194 (1.35%) Gradle
17 173 (1.20%) Mocha
18 169 (1.17%) Protractor
19 148 (1.03%) SpecFlow
20 147 (1.02%) Eclipse
General
1 5,639 (39.15%) Finance
2 2,119 (14.71%) Banking
3 917 (6.37%) Front Office
4 749 (5.20%) Investment Banking
5 726 (5.04%) Retail
6 666 (4.62%) Marketing
7 641 (4.45%) Advertising
8 466 (3.24%) Financial Institution
9 395 (2.74%) Games
10 317 (2.20%) Legal
11 258 (1.79%) Telecoms
12 255 (1.77%) Law
13 243 (1.69%) Back Office
14 105 (0.73%) Manufacturing
15 97 (0.67%) Publishing
16 72 (0.50%) French Language
17 60 (0.42%) German Language
18 55 (0.38%) Billing
19 46 (0.32%) Retail Banking
20 43 (0.30%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 6,433 (44.66%) Developer
2 2,298 (15.96%) Analyst
3 1,512 (10.50%) C# Developer
4 1,333 (9.26%) .NET Developer
4 1,333 (9.26%) SQL Developer
5 1,161 (8.06%) Senior Developer
6 1,110 (7.71%) Java Developer
7 823 (5.71%) Applications Support
8 772 (5.36%) C# .NET Developer
9 759 (5.27%) Consultant
10 646 (4.49%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 602 (4.18%) Architect
12 601 (4.17%) Support Analyst
13 548 (3.80%) Software Developer
14 496 (3.44%) DBA
15 444 (3.08%) SQL Analyst
16 424 (2.94%) Data Engineer
17 419 (2.91%) Junior
18 417 (2.90%) Data Analyst
19 406 (2.82%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3,536 (24.55%) .NET
2 2,097 (14.56%) HTML
3 1,840 (12.78%) CSS
4 1,520 (10.55%) ASP.NET
5 1,515 (10.52%) AngularJS
6 1,494 (10.37%) Web Services
7 1,021 (7.09%) XML
8 975 (6.77%) REST
9 951 (6.60%) Spring
10 899 (6.24%) jQuery
11 793 (5.51%) .NET Framework
12 748 (5.19%) RESTful
13 746 (5.18%) React
14 723 (5.02%) ASP.NET MVC
15 707 (4.91%) ASP.NET Web API
16 680 (4.72%) HTML5
17 677 (4.70%) Node.js
18 494 (3.43%) JSON
19 451 (3.13%) WCF
20 448 (3.11%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1,718 (11.93%) Analytical Skills
2 1,541 (10.70%) Computer Science
3 1,024 (7.11%) Fintech
4 744 (5.17%) Greenfield Project
5 642 (4.46%) Equities
6 633 (4.39%) Fixed Income
7 576 (4.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 559 (3.88%) Derivative
9 558 (3.87%) Hedge funds
10 489 (3.40%) User Experience
11 474 (3.29%) Algorithms
12 455 (3.16%) Self-Motivation
13 383 (2.66%) Data Structures
14 354 (2.46%) Management Information System
15 294 (2.04%) Cyberthreat
16 293 (2.03%) Enterprise Software
17 262 (1.82%) Mobile App
18 214 (1.49%) Replication
19 211 (1.46%) Clustering
20 169 (1.17%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 1,953 (13.56%) Linux
2 1,879 (13.05%) Windows
3 1,140 (7.92%) Unix
4 552 (3.83%) Windows Server
5 228 (1.58%) Windows Server 2008
6 200 (1.39%) Windows Server 2012
7 191 (1.33%) Android
8 178 (1.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 132 (0.92%) Apple iOS
10 109 (0.76%) Windows 7
11 105 (0.73%) Solaris
12 94 (0.65%) Windows 10
13 93 (0.65%) CentOS
13 93 (0.65%) VMS
14 64 (0.44%) Ubuntu
15 51 (0.35%) Windows Server 2003
16 40 (0.28%) Mac OS
17 38 (0.26%) AIX
18 28 (0.19%) Mac OS X
19 27 (0.19%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,434 (30.79%) Agile Software Development
2 2,295 (15.93%) Business Intelligence
3 2,096 (14.55%) Problem-Solving
4 2,002 (13.90%) Analytics
5 1,673 (11.62%) TDD
6 1,547 (10.74%) MVC
7 1,544 (10.72%) ETL
8 1,426 (9.90%) Software Engineering
9 1,336 (9.28%) DevOps
10 1,312 (9.11%) Test Automation
11 1,286 (8.93%) Scrum
12 1,166 (8.10%) Continuous Integration
13 1,088 (7.55%) SDLC
14 1,061 (7.37%) OO
15 980 (6.80%) Microservices
16 915 (6.35%) Data Modelling
17 846 (5.87%) Investment Management
18 845 (5.87%) Data Science
19 829 (5.76%) BDD
20 797 (5.53%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 3,913 (27.17%) C#
2 3,501 (24.31%) Java
3 3,081 (21.39%) JavaScript
4 2,453 (17.03%) Python
5 2,077 (14.42%) T-SQL
6 829 (5.76%) PowerShell
7 779 (5.41%) PL/SQL
8 761 (5.28%) C++
9 632 (4.39%) Scala
10 621 (4.31%) R
11 503 (3.49%) VBA
12 471 (3.27%) PHP
13 445 (3.09%) Java 8
14 428 (2.97%) Shell Script
15 420 (2.92%) Perl
16 400 (2.78%) Ruby
17 371 (2.58%) Bash Shell
18 315 (2.19%) C
19 239 (1.66%) VB
19 239 (1.66%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2,648 (18.39%) Degree
2 628 (4.36%) Computer Science Degree
3 219 (1.52%) Microsoft Certification
4 185 (1.28%) Numerate Degree
5 168 (1.17%) Security Cleared
6 139 (0.97%) PhD
7 134 (0.93%) Master's Degree
8 112 (0.78%) MCSE
9 94 (0.65%) ISEB
10 91 (0.63%) ISTQB
11 79 (0.55%) MCSA
12 68 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
13 67 (0.47%) SC Cleared
14 56 (0.39%) SAFe Agilist
15 52 (0.36%) DV Cleared
16 51 (0.35%) Cisco Certification
17 48 (0.33%) AWS Certification
17 48 (0.33%) CCNA
18 42 (0.29%) MCITP
19 38 (0.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 901 (6.26%) QA
2 332 (2.31%) Data Quality
3 101 (0.70%) GDPR
4 99 (0.69%) SLA
5 50 (0.35%) MiFID
6 34 (0.24%) PCI DSS
7 31 (0.22%) GCP
8 23 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 21 (0.15%) PMO
10 20 (0.14%) IFRS
10 20 (0.14%) Solvency II
11 19 (0.13%) EMIR
11 19 (0.13%) FATCA
12 16 (0.11%) IFRS 9
13 14 (0.097%) Dodd-Frank
14 10 (0.069%) Actionable Recommendations
15 9 (0.062%) GxP
15 9 (0.062%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 8 (0.056%) COBIT
17 6 (0.042%) HL7
System Software
1 697 (4.84%) Active Directory
2 683 (4.74%) Docker
3 306 (2.12%) VMware Infrastructure
4 187 (1.30%) Virtual Machines
5 170 (1.18%) Hyper-V
6 143 (0.99%) HDFS
7 83 (0.58%) XenApp
8 77 (0.53%) Oracle RAC
9 74 (0.51%) vSphere
10 50 (0.35%) XenDesktop
11 48 (0.33%) Apache Flume
12 35 (0.24%) VirtualBox
12 35 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
13 25 (0.17%) GridGain
13 25 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
14 14 (0.097%) DFS Replication
14 14 (0.097%) VMware NSX
15 13 (0.090%) Terminal Services
16 12 (0.083%) NFS
16 12 (0.083%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 397 (2.76%) Ansible
2 299 (2.08%) Opscode Chef
3 298 (2.07%) Puppet
4 293 (2.03%) Kubernetes
5 176 (1.22%) Terraform
6 111 (0.77%) Docker Swarm
7 109 (0.76%) SCCM
8 100 (0.69%) Kibana
9 83 (0.58%) SCOM
10 74 (0.51%) Nagios
11 72 (0.50%) Control-M
12 60 (0.42%) Oozie
13 58 (0.40%) logstash
14 50 (0.35%) Failover Clustering
15 49 (0.34%) Prometheus
16 42 (0.29%) Data Guard
17 41 (0.28%) Oracle RMAN
18 38 (0.26%) Packer
19 35 (0.24%) Mesos
20 34 (0.24%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 3,228 (22.41%) Microsoft
2 2,148 (14.91%) Oracle
3 796 (5.53%) Tableau
4 524 (3.64%) VMware
5 422 (2.93%) Google
6 300 (2.08%) Sybase
7 262 (1.82%) SAP
8 254 (1.76%) Citrix
9 245 (1.70%) Salesforce.com
10 230 (1.60%) Informatica
11 219 (1.52%) Red Hat
12 205 (1.42%) IBM
13 204 (1.42%) Bloomberg
14 198 (1.37%) Cisco
15 170 (1.18%) WorldPay
16 154 (1.07%) Adobe
17 150 (1.04%) Charles River
17 150 (1.04%) Talend
18 141 (0.98%) Cognos
19 132 (0.92%) Cloudera