Period
to 7 April 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 7 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
England > London
6 months to
7 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 4 4 4
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Permanent jobs citing SQL 8,544 12,258 13,981
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 18.02% 19.98% 19.89%
As % of the Programming Languages category 31.99% 35.10% 35.75%
Number of salaries quoted 7,373 10,594 11,927
Median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £38,000 £36,750 £35,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £85,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +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 26,708 34,922 39,104
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 56.32% 56.93% 55.64%
Number of salaries quoted 22,130 29,293 32,844
Median annual salary £67,500 £65,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.85% +8.33% -
10th Percentile £41,250 £37,500 £37,500
90th Percentile £105,000 £95,000 £91,250
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 7 April 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 7 April 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 0 1,852 £65,000 +8.33% 249
West London 0 463 £55,000 +10.00% 86
South London +4 341 £50,000 - 33
East London +5 128 £57,500 +12.75% 42
North London +1 96 £45,000 - 14
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 7 April 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 2,706 (31.67%) Finance
2 2,625 (30.72%) Agile Software Development
3 2,553 (29.88%) SQL Server
4 2,401 (28.10%) Python
5 2,104 (24.63%) Azure
6 2,069 (24.22%) C#
7 1,872 (21.91%) .NET
8 1,857 (21.73%) Java
9 1,664 (19.48%) AWS
10 1,637 (19.16%) Analytics
11 1,620 (18.96%) Business Intelligence
12 1,534 (17.95%) Microsoft
13 1,457 (17.05%) JavaScript
14 1,305 (15.27%) Degree
15 1,205 (14.10%) DevOps
16 1,182 (13.83%) Oracle
17 1,157 (13.54%) ETL
18 1,065 (12.46%) Data Warehouse
19 1,063 (12.44%) Analytical Skills
20 972 (11.38%) NoSQL
21 961 (11.25%) Linux
22 929 (10.87%) Problem-Solving
23 915 (10.71%) HTML
24 913 (10.69%) Computer Science
25 890 (10.42%) T-SQL
26 883 (10.33%) Windows
27 881 (10.31%) Power Platform
28 872 (10.21%) Tableau
29 867 (10.15%) Git (software)
30 864 (10.11%) TDD

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
1 434 (5.08%) Apache Spark
2 243 (2.84%) Elasticsearch
3 219 (2.56%) SharePoint
4 184 (2.15%) SAS
5 169 (1.98%) IIS
6 129 (1.51%) Apache
7 127 (1.49%) Confluence
8 100 (1.17%) Apache Airflow
9 99 (1.16%) Tomcat
10 64 (0.75%) CMS
11 61 (0.71%) MS Exchange
12 39 (0.46%) Luigi
13 37 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2010
14 34 (0.40%) Drupal
15 31 (0.36%) JBoss
16 30 (0.35%) Jupyter
17 23 (0.27%) Oracle Workflow
17 23 (0.27%) Skype for Business
17 23 (0.27%) Umbraco
18 21 (0.25%) WebLogic
Applications
1 509 (5.96%) Microsoft Excel
2 247 (2.89%) Microsoft Office
3 70 (0.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 57 (0.67%) MS Visio
5 47 (0.55%) SPSS
6 33 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
7 12 (0.14%) Microsoft Project
8 5 (0.059%) Adobe Premiere
9 4 (0.047%) Acrobat
9 4 (0.047%) Adobe Illustrator
9 4 (0.047%) Notepad++
9 4 (0.047%) Photoshop
10 3 (0.035%) Chatbot
10 3 (0.035%) FileZilla
10 3 (0.035%) InDesign
10 3 (0.035%) InfoPath
11 1 (0.012%) CPLEX
11 1 (0.012%) InVision
11 1 (0.012%) ProjectWise
11 1 (0.012%) SPSS Modeler
Business Applications
1 117 (1.37%) Markit EDM
2 113 (1.32%) Dynamics CRM
3 58 (0.68%) thinkFolio
4 55 (0.64%) PolarLake
5 54 (0.63%) Eagle PACE
6 32 (0.37%) Front Arena
7 30 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
8 26 (0.30%) Salerio
9 21 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
10 18 (0.21%) NetSuite
11 16 (0.19%) Unit4 Business World
12 15 (0.18%) Oracle Payables
12 15 (0.18%) Shopify
13 14 (0.16%) FastStats
14 13 (0.15%) Cognos Business Intelligence
14 13 (0.15%) Endur
14 13 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
15 12 (0.14%) Elite 3E
15 12 (0.14%) Oracle EBS R12
15 12 (0.14%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 2,104 (24.63%) Azure
2 1,664 (19.48%) AWS
3 881 (10.31%) Power Platform
4 434 (5.08%) GCP
5 371 (4.34%) SaaS
6 283 (3.31%) Office 365
7 223 (2.61%) PaaS
8 217 (2.54%) Serverless
9 214 (2.50%) Azure Data Factory
10 162 (1.90%) Amazon S3
11 132 (1.54%) GitHub
12 124 (1.45%) Cloud Computing
12 124 (1.45%) IaaS
13 122 (1.43%) Amazon EC2
14 121 (1.42%) Dynamics 365
15 106 (1.24%) AWS Lambda
16 90 (1.05%) OpenShift
17 84 (0.98%) Amazon EMR
18 75 (0.88%) Azure Active Directory
19 64 (0.75%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 133 (1.56%) Firewall
2 114 (1.33%) TCP/IP
3 108 (1.26%) DNS
4 85 (0.99%) Internet
5 81 (0.95%) SAN
6 79 (0.92%) HTTP
7 58 (0.68%) DHCP
8 49 (0.57%) VPN
9 34 (0.40%) WAN
10 32 (0.37%) LAN
11 30 (0.35%) FTP
12 28 (0.33%) BGP
12 28 (0.33%) Network Security
13 25 (0.29%) VoIP
14 23 (0.27%) NAS
15 21 (0.25%) Intranet
16 20 (0.23%) SSL
17 18 (0.21%) Skype
18 14 (0.16%) Cisco ASA
18 14 (0.16%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,553 (29.88%) SQL Server
2 1,065 (12.46%) Data Warehouse
3 972 (11.38%) NoSQL
4 852 (9.97%) Power BI
5 813 (9.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 673 (7.88%) Relational Database
7 617 (7.22%) Big Data
8 571 (6.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 529 (6.19%) MySQL
10 503 (5.89%) PostgreSQL
11 474 (5.55%) Data Lake
12 461 (5.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 418 (4.89%) Hadoop
14 378 (4.42%) Azure SQL Database
15 252 (2.95%) MongoDB
16 247 (2.89%) RDBMS
17 245 (2.87%) Amazon Redshift
18 177 (2.07%) Snowflake Schema
19 175 (2.05%) Oracle Reports
20 170 (1.99%) Redis
Development Applications
1 867 (10.15%) Git (software)
2 472 (5.52%) JIRA
3 424 (4.96%) Jenkins
4 265 (3.10%) Visual Studio
5 190 (2.22%) Selenium
6 158 (1.85%) Team Foundation Server
7 154 (1.80%) JUnit
8 150 (1.76%) Maven
9 138 (1.62%) Octopus Deploy
10 128 (1.50%) TeamCity
11 114 (1.33%) Cucumber
12 111 (1.30%) NUnit
13 97 (1.14%) Bitbucket
14 95 (1.11%) Artifactory
15 93 (1.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 93 (1.09%) SpecFlow
16 92 (1.08%) Visual Studio Team System
17 84 (0.98%) GitLab
18 81 (0.95%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
19 70 (0.82%) Subversion
General
1 2,706 (31.67%) Finance
2 784 (9.18%) Banking
3 451 (5.28%) Front Office
4 433 (5.07%) Marketing
5 311 (3.64%) Retail
6 252 (2.95%) Back Office
7 247 (2.89%) Legal
8 190 (2.22%) Games
9 183 (2.14%) Public Sector
10 176 (2.06%) Law
11 149 (1.74%) Investment Banking
12 118 (1.38%) Financial Institution
13 108 (1.26%) Advertising
14 64 (0.75%) Telecoms
15 55 (0.64%) Publishing
16 52 (0.61%) Manufacturing
17 47 (0.55%) Automotive
18 34 (0.40%) Billing
19 26 (0.30%) Retail Banking
20 24 (0.28%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 3,209 (37.56%) Developer
2 1,594 (18.66%) Analyst
3 684 (8.01%) C# Developer
4 676 (7.91%) .NET Developer
5 659 (7.71%) SQL Developer
6 619 (7.24%) Java Developer
7 593 (6.94%) Senior Developer
8 546 (6.39%) Data Engineer
9 457 (5.35%) Data Analyst
10 400 (4.68%) Software Engineer
11 383 (4.48%) Applications Support
12 374 (4.38%) Support Analyst
13 361 (4.23%) Architect
14 358 (4.19%) C# .NET Developer
15 276 (3.23%) Consultant
16 268 (3.14%) Business Analyst
17 261 (3.05%) SQL Analyst
18 253 (2.96%) Junior
19 248 (2.90%) DBA
20 247 (2.89%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,872 (21.91%) .NET
2 915 (10.71%) HTML
3 794 (9.29%) CSS
4 764 (8.94%) AngularJS
5 720 (8.43%) ASP.NET
6 695 (8.13%) Web Services
7 568 (6.65%) React
8 534 (6.25%) REST
9 493 (5.77%) Spring
10 477 (5.58%) .NET Core
11 447 (5.23%) RESTful
12 444 (5.20%) .NET Framework
13 431 (5.04%) XML
14 397 (4.65%) ASP.NET Web API
15 395 (4.62%) Node.js
16 335 (3.92%) ASP.NET MVC
17 294 (3.44%) Kafka
18 287 (3.36%) HTML5
19 276 (3.23%) jQuery
20 259 (3.03%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 1,063 (12.44%) Analytical Skills
2 422 (4.94%) Greenfield Project
3 417 (4.88%) Hedge funds
4 402 (4.71%) Fixed Income
5 383 (4.48%) Derivative
6 310 (3.63%) Equities
7 280 (3.28%) Algorithms
8 277 (3.24%) Data Structures
9 265 (3.10%) Management Information System
10 252 (2.95%) User Experience
11 228 (2.67%) Self-Motivation
12 222 (2.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 146 (1.71%) Enterprise Software
14 130 (1.52%) Reference Data
15 120 (1.40%) Public Cloud
16 117 (1.37%) Data Centre
17 110 (1.29%) Mobile App
18 101 (1.18%) Reinsurance
19 98 (1.15%) Blog
20 97 (1.14%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 961 (11.25%) Linux
2 883 (10.33%) Windows
3 530 (6.20%) Unix
4 385 (4.51%) Windows Server
5 100 (1.17%) Windows 10
6 83 (0.97%) Android
7 79 (0.92%) Apple iOS
7 79 (0.92%) CentOS
7 79 (0.92%) Windows Server 2012
8 77 (0.90%) Windows Server 2008
9 73 (0.85%) Mac OS X
10 60 (0.70%) Windows 7
11 48 (0.56%) Windows Server 2016
12 44 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 30 (0.35%) Solaris
14 23 (0.27%) Windows Server 2019
15 22 (0.26%) Oracle Linux
16 18 (0.21%) Debian
16 18 (0.21%) Ubuntu
17 16 (0.19%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,625 (30.72%) Agile Software Development
2 1,637 (19.16%) Analytics
3 1,620 (18.96%) Business Intelligence
4 1,205 (14.10%) DevOps
5 1,157 (13.54%) ETL
6 929 (10.87%) Problem-Solving
7 913 (10.69%) Computer Science
8 864 (10.11%) TDD
9 856 (10.02%) Software Engineering
10 839 (9.82%) Microservices
11 743 (8.70%) Data Modelling
12 726 (8.50%) Fintech
13 720 (8.43%) Visualisation
14 718 (8.40%) Scrum
15 677 (7.92%) Data Science
16 676 (7.91%) Data Analysis
17 674 (7.89%) MVC
18 651 (7.62%) Test Automation
19 603 (7.06%) Data Analytics
20 595 (6.96%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 2,401 (28.10%) Python
2 2,069 (24.22%) C#
3 1,857 (21.73%) Java
4 1,457 (17.05%) JavaScript
5 890 (10.42%) T-SQL
6 655 (7.67%) R
7 587 (6.87%) PowerShell
8 339 (3.97%) PL/SQL
9 333 (3.90%) Scala
10 295 (3.45%) PHP
11 294 (3.44%) Bash Shell
12 287 (3.36%) C++
13 252 (2.95%) VBA
14 233 (2.73%) TypeScript
15 212 (2.48%) Java 8
16 185 (2.17%) Perl
17 154 (1.80%) Shell Script
18 149 (1.74%) C
19 122 (1.43%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
20 119 (1.39%) Go
Qualifications
1 1,305 (15.27%) Degree
2 507 (5.93%) Computer Science Degree
3 105 (1.23%) Microsoft Certification
4 91 (1.07%) Numerate Degree
5 81 (0.95%) PhD
6 74 (0.87%) Master's Degree
7 63 (0.74%) Security Cleared
8 55 (0.64%) CISSP
9 53 (0.62%) MCSA
10 44 (0.51%) Cisco Certification
11 43 (0.50%) CISA
11 43 (0.50%) SC Cleared
12 42 (0.49%) CISM
13 36 (0.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 35 (0.41%) MCSE
15 30 (0.35%) CCNA
16 27 (0.32%) ITIL Certification
17 25 (0.29%) ISTQB
18 22 (0.26%) MCP
19 19 (0.22%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 417 (4.88%) QA
2 303 (3.55%) Data Quality
3 87 (1.02%) SLA
4 81 (0.95%) GAAP
5 80 (0.94%) GDPR
6 27 (0.32%) Actionable Recommendations
7 17 (0.20%) MiFID
7 17 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 17 (0.20%) Solvency II
8 16 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 16 (0.19%) PMO
9 14 (0.16%) EMIR
10 11 (0.13%) PCI DSS
11 6 (0.070%) PSD2
12 5 (0.059%) NIST
13 4 (0.047%) Basel II
13 4 (0.047%) Basel III
14 3 (0.035%) Dodd-Frank
14 3 (0.035%) GxP
14 3 (0.035%) UCITS
System Software
1 860 (10.07%) Docker
2 376 (4.40%) Active Directory
3 154 (1.80%) VMware Infrastructure
4 115 (1.35%) Hyper-V
5 61 (0.71%) VirtualBox
6 55 (0.64%) XenApp
7 40 (0.47%) XenDesktop
8 31 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
9 26 (0.30%) vSphere
10 25 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
11 24 (0.28%) HDFS
11 24 (0.28%) Terminal Server
12 17 (0.20%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 11 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
14 9 (0.11%) Terminal Services
15 7 (0.082%) Apache Flume
16 6 (0.070%) VMware Workstation
17 5 (0.059%) KVM
17 5 (0.059%) Microsoft App-V
17 5 (0.059%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 627 (7.34%) Kubernetes
2 237 (2.77%) Terraform
3 207 (2.42%) Ansible
4 136 (1.59%) Puppet
5 108 (1.26%) SCCM
6 69 (0.81%) Opscode Chef
7 61 (0.71%) Nagios
8 49 (0.57%) Control-M
9 48 (0.56%) Docker Swarm
10 47 (0.55%) Grafana
11 44 (0.51%) SCOM
12 40 (0.47%) Kibana
13 35 (0.41%) Nessus
14 34 (0.40%) Prometheus
15 30 (0.35%) Microsoft Intune
15 30 (0.35%) Packer
16 18 (0.21%) HP Quality Center
17 17 (0.20%) Backup Exec
18 15 (0.18%) Automic
18 15 (0.18%) WSUS
Vendors
1 1,534 (17.95%) Microsoft
2 1,182 (13.83%) Oracle
3 872 (10.21%) Tableau
4 357 (4.18%) Google
5 261 (3.05%) VMware
6 209 (2.45%) Teradata
7 205 (2.40%) Alteryx
8 200 (2.34%) Bloomberg
9 169 (1.98%) Blue Prism
9 169 (1.98%) Salesforce.com
10 167 (1.95%) Cadence
11 163 (1.91%) Automation Anywhere
12 161 (1.88%) Databricks
12 161 (1.88%) SAP
13 160 (1.87%) UiPath
14 149 (1.74%) IBM
15 140 (1.64%) Informatica
16 109 (1.28%) Citrix
17 101 (1.18%) ServiceNow
18 98 (1.15%) Sybase