Period
to 23 January 2022

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 23 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
England > London
6 months to
23 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 9 8 5
Rank change year-on-year -1 -3 0
Permanent jobs citing SQL 9,198 4,423 9,258
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 18.22% 18.45% 18.07%
As % of the Programming Languages category 30.85% 30.32% 31.99%
Number of salaries quoted 6,532 3,854 7,793
10th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £36,750
25th Percentile £51,688 £51,250 £46,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £67,500 £65,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.85% +8.33% -
75th Percentile £87,500 £83,000 £78,750
90th Percentile £105,000 £100,000 £95,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

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 29,812 14,588 28,940
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 59.04% 60.86% 56.49%
Number of salaries quoted 18,902 12,677 24,307
10th Percentile £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
25th Percentile £56,250 £55,000 £50,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £75,000 £70,000 £67,500
Median % change year-on-year +7.14% +3.70% +3.85%
75th Percentile £95,000 £87,500 £85,000
90th Percentile £115,000 £105,000 £103,750
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%

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 23 January 2022.

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 23 January 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London +2 1,428 £66,500 -2.92% 424
West London -7 278 £60,000 +14.29% 90
South London +8 180 £50,000 -16.67% 28
East London -12 73 £60,000 +26.32% 115
North London -5 26 £40,000 -20.00% 5
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 23 January 2022, 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 3,304 (35.92%) Python
2 3,254 (35.38%) Agile Software Development
3 2,892 (31.44%) Finance
4 2,657 (28.89%) Azure
5 2,402 (26.11%) AWS
6 2,191 (23.82%) Analytics
7 2,075 (22.56%) C#
8 2,053 (22.32%) Social Skills
9 1,915 (20.82%) Java
10 1,912 (20.79%) SQL Server
11 1,868 (20.31%) JavaScript
12 1,790 (19.46%) .NET
13 1,781 (19.36%) Software Engineering
14 1,716 (18.66%) Business Intelligence
15 1,499 (16.30%) Microsoft
16 1,491 (16.21%) DevOps
17 1,475 (16.04%) CI/CD
18 1,435 (15.60%) React
19 1,355 (14.73%) Full Stack Development
20 1,285 (13.97%) Microservices
21 1,261 (13.71%) Degree
22 1,230 (13.37%) Problem-Solving
23 1,224 (13.31%) Power Platform
24 1,194 (12.98%) ETL
25 1,178 (12.81%) Power BI
26 1,152 (12.52%) Analytical Skills
27 1,146 (12.46%) Test Automation
28 1,136 (12.35%) NoSQL
29 1,124 (12.22%) Data Warehouse
30 1,110 (12.07%) Data 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
1 433 (4.71%) Apache Spark
2 256 (2.78%) Apache
3 206 (2.24%) Elasticsearch
4 202 (2.20%) SAS
5 199 (2.16%) Confluence
6 173 (1.88%) Apache Airflow
7 172 (1.87%) SharePoint
8 150 (1.63%) CMS
9 138 (1.50%) IIS
10 74 (0.80%) Tomcat
11 71 (0.77%) nginx
12 53 (0.58%) Jupyter
13 49 (0.53%) MS Exchange
14 48 (0.52%) WordPress
15 43 (0.47%) Luigi
16 32 (0.35%) WebLogic
17 23 (0.25%) Apache Pulsar
18 22 (0.24%) Jetty
19 20 (0.22%) Drupal
20 14 (0.15%) EPiServer
Applications
1 602 (6.54%) Microsoft Excel
2 221 (2.40%) Microsoft Office
3 100 (1.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 56 (0.61%) MS Visio
5 39 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
6 32 (0.35%) Chatbot
7 15 (0.16%) SPSS
8 12 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 7 (0.076%) Microsoft Project
10 6 (0.065%) Photoshop
11 4 (0.043%) Adobe Illustrator
11 4 (0.043%) InVision
11 4 (0.043%) Sketch
12 3 (0.033%) AutoCAD
12 3 (0.033%) Stata
13 2 (0.022%) LaTeX
14 1 (0.011%) Adobe Captivate
14 1 (0.011%) InDesign
14 1 (0.011%) Oracle Smart View
Business Applications
1 80 (0.87%) Dynamics CRM
2 31 (0.34%) NetSuite
3 27 (0.29%) Dynamics GP
4 17 (0.18%) Alphatax
4 17 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
4 17 (0.18%) Oracle Payables
5 15 (0.16%) Magento
5 15 (0.16%) SAP Business One
6 14 (0.15%) Oracle Receivables
6 14 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 14 (0.15%) Sentinel
7 13 (0.14%) Shopify
8 12 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
8 12 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
9 11 (0.12%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 11 (0.12%) Payment Gateway
9 11 (0.12%) Unit4 Business World
10 10 (0.11%) HiPortfolio
10 10 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
10 10 (0.11%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 2,657 (28.89%) Azure
2 2,402 (26.11%) AWS
3 1,224 (13.31%) Power Platform
4 1,061 (11.54%) GCP
5 615 (6.69%) Serverless
6 521 (5.66%) SaaS
7 376 (4.09%) AWS Lambda
8 331 (3.60%) Snowflake
9 317 (3.45%) Amazon S3
10 316 (3.44%) GitHub
11 310 (3.37%) Azure Data Factory
12 288 (3.13%) Amazon EC2
13 277 (3.01%) Microsoft 365
14 216 (2.35%) PaaS
15 185 (2.01%) Amazon ECS
16 150 (1.63%) Google Analytics
17 129 (1.40%) Amazon SQS
18 122 (1.33%) Cloud Computing
18 122 (1.33%) IaaS
19 117 (1.27%) Azure Cosmos DB
Communications & Networking
1 168 (1.83%) HTTP
2 137 (1.49%) DNS
3 104 (1.13%) Firewall
4 94 (1.02%) DHCP
5 75 (0.82%) Broadband
6 69 (0.75%) TCP/IP
7 56 (0.61%) VPN
8 55 (0.60%) SSL
9 53 (0.58%) Internet
10 43 (0.47%) WAN
11 31 (0.34%) SAN
12 30 (0.33%) BGP
12 30 (0.33%) HTTPS
13 27 (0.29%) LAN
14 23 (0.25%) SD-WAN
14 23 (0.25%) VoIP
15 21 (0.23%) MQTT
15 21 (0.23%) Network Security
16 17 (0.18%) FTP
17 16 (0.17%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,912 (20.79%) SQL Server
2 1,178 (12.81%) Power BI
3 1,136 (12.35%) NoSQL
4 1,124 (12.22%) Data Warehouse
5 819 (8.90%) Relational Database
6 774 (8.41%) Tableau
7 761 (8.27%) PostgreSQL
8 665 (7.23%) Big Data
9 643 (6.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 558 (6.07%) MySQL
11 509 (5.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 496 (5.39%) MongoDB
13 417 (4.53%) Data Lake
14 349 (3.79%) Hadoop
15 346 (3.76%) Azure SQL Database
16 323 (3.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 287 (3.12%) BigQuery
18 253 (2.75%) Redis
19 250 (2.72%) Amazon DynamoDB
20 245 (2.66%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 923 (10.03%) Git (software)
2 551 (5.99%) JIRA
3 476 (5.18%) Jenkins
4 237 (2.58%) Selenium
5 204 (2.22%) Team Foundation Server
6 196 (2.13%) Visual Studio
7 187 (2.03%) JUnit
8 182 (1.98%) Octopus Deploy
9 156 (1.70%) NUnit
9 156 (1.70%) TeamCity
10 145 (1.58%) Maven
11 143 (1.55%) GitLab
12 132 (1.44%) Cucumber
13 120 (1.30%) Cypress.io
14 119 (1.29%) Bitbucket
14 119 (1.29%) Moq
15 118 (1.28%) Postman
16 97 (1.05%) webpack
17 85 (0.92%) CircleCI
17 85 (0.92%) SpecFlow
General
1 2,892 (31.44%) Finance
2 2,053 (22.32%) Social Skills
3 1,152 (12.52%) Analytical Skills
4 789 (8.58%) Banking
5 521 (5.66%) Marketing
6 417 (4.53%) Front Office
7 366 (3.98%) Retail
8 271 (2.95%) Advertising
9 236 (2.57%) Presentation Skills
10 216 (2.35%) Games
11 189 (2.05%) Inclusion and Diversity
12 186 (2.02%) Legal
13 175 (1.90%) Investment Banking
14 171 (1.86%) Law
15 138 (1.50%) Public Sector
16 137 (1.49%) Back Office
17 121 (1.32%) Organisational Skills
18 115 (1.25%) Financial Institution
19 111 (1.21%) Publishing
20 98 (1.07%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3,081 (33.50%) Developer
2 1,590 (17.29%) Analyst
3 857 (9.32%) Data Engineer
4 829 (9.01%) Software Engineer
5 614 (6.68%) Senior Developer
6 535 (5.82%) .NET Developer
7 523 (5.69%) Data Analyst
8 511 (5.56%) Full Stack Developer
9 423 (4.60%) Python Engineer
10 420 (4.57%) Java Developer
11 411 (4.47%) Python Developer
12 371 (4.03%) C# Developer
13 346 (3.76%) Applications Support
13 346 (3.76%) SQL Developer
14 319 (3.47%) Architect
15 289 (3.14%) Support Analyst
16 282 (3.07%) AWS Engineer
17 259 (2.82%) Data Scientist
18 238 (2.59%) Senior Analyst
19 232 (2.52%) AWS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,790 (19.46%) .NET
2 1,435 (15.60%) React
3 875 (9.51%) HTML
4 782 (8.50%) CSS
4 782 (8.50%) REST
5 759 (8.25%) AngularJS
6 689 (7.49%) Node.js
7 616 (6.70%) .NET Core
8 599 (6.51%) Kafka
9 536 (5.83%) Spring
10 512 (5.57%) ASP.NET
11 493 (5.36%) .NET Framework
12 474 (5.15%) Web Services
13 461 (5.01%) XML
14 417 (4.53%) JSON
15 353 (3.84%) RESTful
16 327 (3.56%) Vue.js
17 323 (3.51%) Spring Boot
18 280 (3.04%) ASP.NET Web API
19 269 (2.92%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 455 (4.95%) User Experience
2 396 (4.31%) Equities
3 342 (3.72%) Hedge funds
4 336 (3.65%) Algorithms
5 241 (2.62%) Self-Motivation
6 234 (2.54%) Greenfield Project
6 234 (2.54%) Management Information System
7 231 (2.51%) Derivative
8 224 (2.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 206 (2.24%) Mobile App
10 203 (2.21%) Data Structures
11 182 (1.98%) Fixed Income
12 181 (1.97%) Enterprise Software
13 147 (1.60%) Cloud Native
14 137 (1.49%) Public Cloud
15 116 (1.26%) Social Media
16 114 (1.24%) Virtual Team
17 107 (1.16%) Credit Risk
18 105 (1.14%) Clustering
19 93 (1.01%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 823 (8.95%) Linux
2 707 (7.69%) Windows
3 409 (4.45%) Unix
4 271 (2.95%) Windows Server
5 167 (1.82%) Apple iOS
6 158 (1.72%) Android
7 72 (0.78%) Windows 10
8 70 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 60 (0.65%) Windows Server 2016
10 54 (0.59%) Windows Server 2012
11 45 (0.49%) Mac OS X
12 26 (0.28%) CentOS
13 21 (0.23%) Ubuntu
14 19 (0.21%) VMS
15 18 (0.20%) Windows Server 2008
15 18 (0.20%) Windows Server 2019
16 15 (0.16%) Mac OS
17 14 (0.15%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
18 12 (0.13%) Solaris
19 6 (0.065%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,254 (35.38%) Agile Software Development
2 2,191 (23.82%) Analytics
3 1,781 (19.36%) Software Engineering
4 1,716 (18.66%) Business Intelligence
5 1,491 (16.21%) DevOps
6 1,475 (16.04%) CI/CD
7 1,355 (14.73%) Full Stack Development
8 1,285 (13.97%) Microservices
9 1,230 (13.37%) Problem-Solving
10 1,194 (12.98%) ETL
11 1,146 (12.46%) Test Automation
12 1,110 (12.07%) Data Science
13 1,000 (10.87%) Data Modelling
14 949 (10.32%) Computer Science
15 924 (10.05%) TDD
16 919 (9.99%) Visualisation
17 806 (8.76%) Scrum
18 717 (7.80%) Fintech
19 710 (7.72%) Machine Learning
20 644 (7.00%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 3,304 (35.92%) Python
2 2,075 (22.56%) C#
3 1,915 (20.82%) Java
4 1,868 (20.31%) JavaScript
5 929 (10.10%) TypeScript
6 737 (8.01%) T-SQL
7 520 (5.65%) R
8 509 (5.53%) PowerShell
9 394 (4.28%) Scala
10 277 (3.01%) Bash
11 268 (2.91%) PHP
12 245 (2.66%) C++
13 222 (2.41%) C
13 222 (2.41%) Go
14 197 (2.14%) PL/SQL
15 186 (2.02%) Kotlin
16 183 (1.99%) Shell Script
17 180 (1.96%) VBA
18 140 (1.52%) Ruby
19 125 (1.36%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 1,261 (13.71%) Degree
2 442 (4.81%) Computer Science Degree
3 133 (1.45%) Master's Degree
4 97 (1.05%) Microsoft Certification
5 91 (0.99%) Security Cleared
6 66 (0.72%) PhD
7 63 (0.68%) SC Cleared
8 39 (0.42%) ISTQB
8 39 (0.42%) MCSE
9 30 (0.33%) Cisco Certification
9 30 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
10 29 (0.32%) CCNA
11 28 (0.30%) Numerate Degree
12 24 (0.26%) MCSA
13 23 (0.25%) AWS Certification
13 23 (0.25%) Tableau Certification
14 21 (0.23%) ISEB
15 19 (0.21%) DBS Check
16 12 (0.13%) HNC
16 12 (0.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 786 (8.55%) QA
2 531 (5.77%) Data Quality
3 100 (1.09%) GDPR
4 92 (1.00%) SLA
5 62 (0.67%) Accessibility
6 32 (0.35%) IFRS
7 30 (0.33%) GRC
8 27 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 15 (0.16%) HIPAA
9 15 (0.16%) IFRS 9
10 11 (0.12%) PCI DSS
10 11 (0.12%) Solvency II
11 10 (0.11%) SEPA
12 9 (0.098%) MiFID
12 9 (0.098%) NIST
13 8 (0.087%) Actionable Recommendations
13 8 (0.087%) EMIR
14 7 (0.076%) PSD2
14 7 (0.076%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 7 (0.076%) WCAG
System Software
1 1,093 (11.88%) Docker
2 277 (3.01%) Active Directory
3 129 (1.40%) VMware Infrastructure
4 88 (0.96%) Hyper-V
5 67 (0.73%) Virtual Machines
6 34 (0.37%) HDFS
7 27 (0.29%) vSphere
8 19 (0.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 18 (0.20%) Terminal Services
10 15 (0.16%) Apache Flume
11 14 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
11 14 (0.15%) XenApp
12 12 (0.13%) Microsoft App-V
13 10 (0.11%) VMware Server
14 8 (0.087%) VirtualBox
15 7 (0.076%) Firmware
15 7 (0.076%) Virtual Desktop
15 7 (0.076%) Virtual Servers
16 6 (0.065%) Ceph
16 6 (0.065%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 972 (10.57%) Kubernetes
2 568 (6.18%) Terraform
3 208 (2.26%) Ansible
4 162 (1.76%) Grafana
5 91 (0.99%) Prometheus
6 79 (0.86%) SCCM
7 75 (0.82%) Puppet
8 70 (0.76%) Opscode Chef
9 54 (0.59%) Microsoft Intune
10 44 (0.48%) HAProxy
11 37 (0.40%) Kibana
12 36 (0.39%) logstash
13 33 (0.36%) Nagios
14 32 (0.35%) Hadoop YARN
15 28 (0.30%) Opsgenie
16 26 (0.28%) Consul
16 26 (0.28%) Kubeflow
16 26 (0.28%) Oozie
17 25 (0.27%) Single Sign-On
18 24 (0.26%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 1,499 (16.30%) Microsoft
2 746 (8.11%) Oracle
3 705 (7.66%) Google
4 261 (2.84%) Databricks
5 217 (2.36%) Salesforce.com
6 211 (2.29%) VMware
7 127 (1.38%) Splunk
8 118 (1.28%) SAP
9 114 (1.24%) Informatica
10 105 (1.14%) Adobe
11 102 (1.11%) Talend
12 99 (1.08%) Alteryx
13 98 (1.07%) Bloomberg
14 93 (1.01%) Red Hat
15 69 (0.75%) Apple
16 67 (0.73%) Atlassian
17 65 (0.71%) ServiceNow
18 57 (0.62%) LexisNexis
19 56 (0.61%) MuleSoft
20 54 (0.59%) IBM