Period
to 18 December 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 18 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
England > London
6 months to
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 4 4 4
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Permanent jobs citing SQL 13,454 14,153 14,418
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 20.28% 19.17% 19.58%
As % of the Programming Languages category 35.52% 34.80% 35.77%
Number of salaries quoted 11,117 11,380 12,672
London median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% - +1.85%
10th Percentile £36,250 £35,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £83,750 £82,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £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 37,879 40,666 40,310
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 57.11% 55.08% 54.74%
Number of salaries quoted 31,679 32,668 35,359
London median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £37,500 £36,250 £35,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £87,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +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 18 December 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 18 December 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 2,924 £60,000 +9.09% 487
West London 0 597 £50,000 +1.72% 234
South London -2 351 £47,500 +11.76% 47
East London 0 136 £55,000 -4.35% 90
North London +1 80 £45,000 - 16
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 4,971 (36.95%) Finance
2 4,389 (32.62%) Agile Software Development
3 4,332 (32.20%) SQL Server
4 3,809 (28.31%) C#
5 3,405 (25.31%) .NET
6 3,145 (23.38%) Java
7 2,893 (21.50%) Microsoft
8 2,850 (21.18%) JavaScript
9 2,795 (20.77%) Python
10 2,396 (17.81%) Microsoft Azure
11 2,228 (16.56%) Degree
12 2,164 (16.08%) Business Intelligence
13 2,029 (15.08%) Amazon AWS
14 1,939 (14.41%) HTML
15 1,908 (14.18%) Windows
16 1,906 (14.17%) Analytics
17 1,902 (14.14%) Oracle
18 1,899 (14.11%) T-SQL
19 1,873 (13.92%) Banking
20 1,854 (13.78%) Problem-Solving
21 1,848 (13.74%) Linux
22 1,642 (12.20%) CSS
23 1,602 (11.91%) Data Warehouse
24 1,597 (11.87%) Analytical Skills
25 1,590 (11.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
26 1,442 (10.72%) AngularJS
27 1,427 (10.61%) TDD
28 1,420 (10.55%) MVC
29 1,418 (10.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
30 1,402 (10.42%) Web Services

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
1 513 (3.81%) SharePoint
2 499 (3.71%) Apache Spark
3 443 (3.29%) IIS
4 378 (2.81%) Apache
5 299 (2.22%) Elasticsearch
6 291 (2.16%) SAS
7 278 (2.07%) Tomcat
8 260 (1.93%) CMS
9 211 (1.57%) MS Exchange
10 208 (1.55%) Confluence
11 112 (0.83%) JBoss
12 101 (0.75%) WebSphere
13 86 (0.64%) Apache Solr
14 74 (0.55%) EPiServer
15 69 (0.51%) WordPress
16 68 (0.51%) nginx
16 68 (0.51%) Umbraco
17 63 (0.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 61 (0.45%) Oracle Workflow
19 60 (0.45%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 842 (6.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 461 (3.43%) Microsoft Office
3 131 (0.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 95 (0.71%) SPSS
5 82 (0.61%) MS Visio
6 54 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
7 26 (0.19%) AutoCAD
8 18 (0.13%) Microsoft Project
9 17 (0.13%) InfoPath
10 14 (0.10%) Photoshop
11 13 (0.097%) Stata
12 6 (0.045%) GNU Octave
13 4 (0.030%) 3ds Max
13 4 (0.030%) Adobe Illustrator
13 4 (0.030%) Chatbot
14 3 (0.022%) Maya
15 2 (0.015%) HipChat
16 1 (0.007%) Acrobat
16 1 (0.007%) Camtasia
16 1 (0.007%) InVision
Business Applications
1 308 (2.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 122 (0.91%) thinkFolio
3 106 (0.79%) Markit EDM
4 81 (0.60%) Dynamics AX
5 64 (0.48%) Front Arena
6 52 (0.39%) Magento
7 48 (0.36%) Dynamics NAV
8 46 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
9 44 (0.33%) Actimize
10 36 (0.27%) Cognos TM1
10 36 (0.27%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 35 (0.26%) SAP Hybris
12 34 (0.25%) Eloqua
13 32 (0.24%) NetSuite
14 28 (0.21%) Payment Gateway
15 24 (0.18%) FastStats
16 23 (0.17%) Distributed Ledger
17 21 (0.16%) Scribe Insight
18 20 (0.15%) SDL Web 8
19 17 (0.13%) Eagle PACE
Cloud Services
1 2,396 (17.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 2,029 (15.08%) Amazon AWS
3 539 (4.01%) SaaS
4 384 (2.85%) Office 365
5 370 (2.75%) Google Cloud Platform
6 281 (2.09%) PaaS
7 226 (1.68%) GitHub
8 197 (1.46%) Amazon EC2
9 196 (1.46%) Amazon S3
10 186 (1.38%) Azure Data Factory
11 183 (1.36%) IaaS
12 172 (1.28%) Cloud Computing
13 166 (1.23%) Serverless
14 148 (1.10%) Azure Active Directory
15 113 (0.84%) AWS CloudFormation
16 109 (0.81%) Google Analytics
17 107 (0.80%) npm
18 88 (0.65%) Dynamics 365
19 75 (0.56%) Amazon CloudWatch
20 64 (0.48%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 331 (2.46%) Firewall
2 317 (2.36%) DNS
3 292 (2.17%) TCP/IP
4 229 (1.70%) Internet
5 225 (1.67%) HTTP
6 175 (1.30%) SAN
7 165 (1.23%) LAN
8 161 (1.20%) WAN
9 149 (1.11%) VPN
10 145 (1.08%) DHCP
11 91 (0.68%) VLAN
12 86 (0.64%) Intranet
13 75 (0.56%) SSL
14 72 (0.54%) FIX Connectivity
15 61 (0.45%) Wi-Fi
16 57 (0.42%) NAS
17 48 (0.36%) Network Security
17 48 (0.36%) Skype
18 40 (0.30%) FTP
19 39 (0.29%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4,332 (32.20%) SQL Server
2 1,602 (11.91%) Data Warehouse
3 1,590 (11.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1,418 (10.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1,322 (9.83%) NoSQL
6 1,147 (8.53%) Relational Database
7 1,067 (7.93%) Big Data
8 872 (6.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 863 (6.41%) Power BI
10 779 (5.79%) MySQL
11 655 (4.87%) MongoDB
12 645 (4.79%) Hadoop
13 579 (4.30%) PostgreSQL
14 466 (3.46%) SQL Server 2008
15 422 (3.14%) SQL Server 2012
16 388 (2.88%) Oracle Database
17 383 (2.85%) SQL Server 2016
18 373 (2.77%) RDBMS
19 370 (2.75%) Azure SQL Database
20 294 (2.19%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 1,378 (10.24%) Git (software)
2 826 (6.14%) Jenkins
3 715 (5.31%) JIRA
4 618 (4.59%) Visual Studio
5 562 (4.18%) Team Foundation Server
6 519 (3.86%) TeamCity
7 481 (3.58%) Selenium
8 359 (2.67%) Octopus Deploy
9 292 (2.17%) Maven
10 269 (2.00%) JUnit
11 254 (1.89%) Cucumber
12 231 (1.72%) Subversion
13 230 (1.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 216 (1.61%) Visual Studio Team System
15 200 (1.49%) NUnit
16 162 (1.20%) SpecFlow
17 148 (1.10%) Eclipse
18 129 (0.96%) Protractor
19 124 (0.92%) Gradle
20 108 (0.80%) webpack
General
1 4,971 (36.95%) Finance
2 1,873 (13.92%) Banking
3 798 (5.93%) Front Office
4 685 (5.09%) Marketing
5 633 (4.70%) Retail
6 567 (4.21%) Investment Banking
7 439 (3.26%) Advertising
8 307 (2.28%) Games
9 250 (1.86%) Legal
10 247 (1.84%) Law
11 245 (1.82%) Telecoms
12 224 (1.66%) Financial Institution
13 190 (1.41%) Back Office
14 143 (1.06%) Publishing
15 107 (0.80%) Manufacturing
16 92 (0.68%) French Language
17 77 (0.57%) German Language
18 75 (0.56%) Electronics
19 61 (0.45%) Spanish Language
20 46 (0.34%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 5,744 (42.69%) Developer
2 2,281 (16.95%) Analyst
3 1,350 (10.03%) C# Developer
4 1,272 (9.45%) .NET Developer
5 1,139 (8.47%) SQL Developer
6 1,053 (7.83%) Senior Developer
7 961 (7.14%) Java Developer
8 806 (5.99%) Applications Support
9 734 (5.46%) C# .NET Developer
10 673 (5.00%) Architect
11 603 (4.48%) Support Analyst
12 591 (4.39%) Consultant
13 529 (3.93%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 498 (3.70%) Data Analyst
15 486 (3.61%) SQL Analyst
16 477 (3.55%) DBA
17 459 (3.41%) Data Engineer
18 416 (3.09%) Applications Support Analyst
19 402 (2.99%) Software Engineer
20 378 (2.81%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3,405 (25.31%) .NET
2 1,939 (14.41%) HTML
3 1,642 (12.20%) CSS
4 1,442 (10.72%) AngularJS
5 1,402 (10.42%) Web Services
6 1,349 (10.03%) ASP.NET
7 916 (6.81%) REST
8 871 (6.47%) XML
9 846 (6.29%) Spring
10 816 (6.07%) React
11 793 (5.89%) ASP.NET Web API
12 754 (5.60%) jQuery
13 691 (5.14%) HTML5
14 654 (4.86%) RESTful
15 629 (4.68%) .NET Framework
16 578 (4.30%) ASP.NET MVC
17 547 (4.07%) JSON
18 524 (3.89%) Node.js
19 523 (3.89%) SOAP
20 412 (3.06%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 1,597 (11.87%) Analytical Skills
2 965 (7.17%) Fintech
3 630 (4.68%) Hedge funds
4 621 (4.62%) Greenfield Project
5 570 (4.24%) Equities
6 533 (3.96%) Derivative
7 522 (3.88%) Fixed Income
8 521 (3.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 484 (3.60%) Data Structures
10 452 (3.36%) Algorithms
11 373 (2.77%) Self-Motivation
12 323 (2.40%) User Experience
13 281 (2.09%) Management Information System
14 266 (1.98%) Enterprise Software
15 197 (1.46%) Clustering
16 195 (1.45%) Replication
17 191 (1.42%) Mobile App
18 171 (1.27%) Data Centre
19 170 (1.26%) Virtual Team
20 155 (1.15%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 1,908 (14.18%) Windows
2 1,848 (13.74%) Linux
3 1,030 (7.66%) Unix
4 668 (4.97%) Windows Server
5 195 (1.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 183 (1.36%) Windows Server 2012
7 177 (1.32%) Windows Server 2008
8 148 (1.10%) CentOS
9 131 (0.97%) Solaris
10 130 (0.97%) Android
11 115 (0.85%) Ubuntu
12 113 (0.84%) Windows 10
13 101 (0.75%) Apple iOS
14 97 (0.72%) Windows 7
15 55 (0.41%) Windows Server 2003
16 53 (0.39%) AIX
17 47 (0.35%) VMS
18 42 (0.31%) SUSE
19 41 (0.30%) Fedora
20 38 (0.28%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,389 (32.62%) Agile Software Development
2 2,164 (16.08%) Business Intelligence
3 1,906 (14.17%) Analytics
4 1,854 (13.78%) Problem-Solving
5 1,427 (10.61%) TDD
6 1,420 (10.55%) MVC
7 1,402 (10.42%) ETL
8 1,359 (10.10%) Computer Science
9 1,348 (10.02%) DevOps
10 1,213 (9.02%) Test Automation
11 1,200 (8.92%) Software Engineering
12 1,173 (8.72%) Scrum
13 1,016 (7.55%) Continuous Integration
14 1,004 (7.46%) Microservices
15 893 (6.64%) OO
16 861 (6.40%) Data Modelling
17 819 (6.09%) SDLC
18 781 (5.80%) Machine Learning
19 763 (5.67%) Data Science
20 758 (5.63%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 3,809 (28.31%) C#
2 3,145 (23.38%) Java
3 2,850 (21.18%) JavaScript
4 2,795 (20.77%) Python
5 1,899 (14.11%) T-SQL
6 1,008 (7.49%) PowerShell
7 737 (5.48%) PL/SQL
8 736 (5.47%) C++
9 660 (4.91%) R
10 476 (3.54%) Scala
11 446 (3.31%) Perl
11 446 (3.31%) PHP
12 414 (3.08%) Bash Shell
12 414 (3.08%) VBA
13 376 (2.79%) Ruby
14 365 (2.71%) Java 8
15 351 (2.61%) Shell Script
16 281 (2.09%) VB.NET
17 225 (1.67%) C
18 222 (1.65%) VB
Qualifications
1 2,228 (16.56%) Degree
2 614 (4.56%) Computer Science Degree
3 206 (1.53%) Microsoft Certification
4 155 (1.15%) Security Cleared
5 147 (1.09%) PhD
6 113 (0.84%) Numerate Degree
7 111 (0.83%) Master's Degree
7 111 (0.83%) MCSE
8 98 (0.73%) ISEB
9 96 (0.71%) MCSA
9 96 (0.71%) SC Cleared
10 88 (0.65%) ISTQB
11 52 (0.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 43 (0.32%) SAFe Agilist
13 41 (0.30%) Cisco Certification
13 41 (0.30%) MCP
14 36 (0.27%) CISSP
15 35 (0.26%) CCNA
15 35 (0.26%) DV Cleared
16 33 (0.25%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 877 (6.52%) QA
2 424 (3.15%) Data Quality
3 120 (0.89%) SLA
4 117 (0.87%) GDPR
5 56 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 35 (0.26%) MiFID
7 33 (0.25%) Solvency II
8 25 (0.19%) FATCA
8 25 (0.19%) PMO
9 23 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials
10 22 (0.16%) HIPAA
11 21 (0.16%) IFRS
12 20 (0.15%) Dodd-Frank
13 18 (0.13%) IFRS 9
14 15 (0.11%) Actionable Recommendations
15 14 (0.10%) HL7
16 13 (0.097%) EMIR
17 9 (0.067%) PCI DSS
18 8 (0.059%) ISO/IEC 20000
19 5 (0.037%) Basel III
System Software
1 784 (5.83%) Docker
2 782 (5.81%) Active Directory
3 368 (2.74%) VMware Infrastructure
4 185 (1.38%) Hyper-V
5 150 (1.11%) Virtual Machines
6 75 (0.56%) HDFS
7 73 (0.54%) XenApp
8 60 (0.45%) Oracle RAC
9 58 (0.43%) vSphere
10 44 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
11 35 (0.26%) XenDesktop
12 25 (0.19%) VirtualBox
13 24 (0.18%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 20 (0.15%) Apache Flume
14 20 (0.15%) VMware Workstation
15 16 (0.12%) KVM
15 16 (0.12%) NFS
16 15 (0.11%) GridGain
17 14 (0.10%) Virtual Servers
18 12 (0.089%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 472 (3.51%) Ansible
2 379 (2.82%) Puppet
3 375 (2.79%) Opscode Chef
4 372 (2.76%) Kubernetes
5 278 (2.07%) Terraform
6 167 (1.24%) SCCM
7 88 (0.65%) SCOM
8 77 (0.57%) Oozie
9 76 (0.56%) Nagios
10 72 (0.54%) Docker Swarm
11 71 (0.53%) Control-M
12 67 (0.50%) Kibana
13 60 (0.45%) Prometheus
14 59 (0.44%) Salt
15 48 (0.36%) Mesos
16 44 (0.33%) HP Quality Center
17 39 (0.29%) logstash
17 39 (0.29%) Packer
18 38 (0.28%) Grafana
19 37 (0.28%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 2,893 (21.50%) Microsoft
2 1,902 (14.14%) Oracle
3 832 (6.18%) Tableau
4 520 (3.87%) VMware
5 490 (3.64%) Google
6 305 (2.27%) SAP
7 294 (2.19%) Red Hat
8 262 (1.95%) Citrix
9 208 (1.55%) Sybase
10 207 (1.54%) IBM
11 206 (1.53%) Salesforce.com
12 181 (1.35%) Splunk
13 171 (1.27%) Cisco
14 155 (1.15%) Informatica
15 145 (1.08%) Adobe
15 145 (1.08%) Bloomberg
16 126 (0.94%) Cognos
17 123 (0.91%) Charles River
18 114 (0.85%) Reuters
19 112 (0.83%) ServiceNow