Period
to 18 April 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 18 April 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
England > London
6 months to
18 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 4 4 4
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Permanent jobs citing SQL 12,048 13,953 13,725
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 19.81% 19.93% 19.90%
As % of the Programming Languages category 34.91% 35.79% 36.05%
Number of salaries quoted 10,126 11,448 11,887
London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +3.77%
10th Percentile £36,750 £36,250 £33,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £83,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% 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 34,515 38,991 38,070
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 56.76% 55.70% 55.21%
Number of salaries quoted 28,960 32,666 32,957
London median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £38,000 £37,500 £35,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £92,500 £88,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% 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 18 April 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 18 April 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 2,779 £60,000 +4.35% 274
West London 0 490 £50,000 - 77
South London -3 287 £50,000 +11.11% 20
East London -1 124 £51,000 -7.27% 39
North London +1 57 £45,000 - 10
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 4,143 (34.39%) Finance
2 3,903 (32.40%) Agile Software Development
3 3,546 (29.43%) SQL Server
4 3,378 (28.04%) C#
5 3,014 (25.02%) .NET
6 2,841 (23.58%) Java
7 2,641 (21.92%) Python
8 2,479 (20.58%) Microsoft
9 2,380 (19.75%) Microsoft Azure
10 2,205 (18.30%) JavaScript
11 2,100 (17.43%) Business Intelligence
12 1,907 (15.83%) Analytics
13 1,811 (15.03%) Amazon AWS
14 1,741 (14.45%) Degree
15 1,679 (13.94%) Oracle
16 1,657 (13.75%) Banking
17 1,638 (13.60%) Windows
18 1,567 (13.01%) T-SQL
19 1,490 (12.37%) Linux
20 1,488 (12.35%) Analytical Skills
21 1,457 (12.09%) HTML
22 1,443 (11.98%) Data Warehouse
23 1,379 (11.45%) Problem-Solving
24 1,320 (10.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
25 1,312 (10.89%) ETL
26 1,288 (10.69%) DevOps
27 1,259 (10.45%) CSS
28 1,247 (10.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
29 1,238 (10.28%) Software Engineering
30 1,217 (10.10%) ASP.NET

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
1 594 (4.93%) Apache Spark
2 448 (3.72%) SharePoint
3 421 (3.49%) IIS
4 298 (2.47%) Apache
5 266 (2.21%) Tomcat
6 236 (1.96%) Elasticsearch
7 191 (1.59%) SAS
8 170 (1.41%) Confluence
9 161 (1.34%) Oracle Workflow
10 155 (1.29%) MS Exchange
11 135 (1.12%) CMS
12 93 (0.77%) Apache Pig
13 84 (0.70%) Apache Solr
14 75 (0.62%) WebSphere
15 69 (0.57%) BizTalk Server
16 66 (0.55%) JBoss
17 58 (0.48%) Umbraco
18 42 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2010
18 42 (0.35%) WordPress
19 36 (0.30%) nginx
Applications
1 707 (5.87%) Microsoft Excel
2 403 (3.34%) Microsoft Office
3 99 (0.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 63 (0.52%) MS Visio
5 62 (0.51%) SPSS
6 25 (0.21%) AutoCAD
7 17 (0.14%) Chatbot
8 16 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
9 12 (0.100%) Stata
10 11 (0.091%) Microsoft Project
11 9 (0.075%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 8 (0.066%) InVision
13 5 (0.042%) Maple
14 4 (0.033%) Photoshop
15 3 (0.025%) InfoPath
16 2 (0.017%) 3ds Max
16 2 (0.017%) EngageOne
16 2 (0.017%) HipChat
16 2 (0.017%) MicroStation
16 2 (0.017%) Revit
Business Applications
1 219 (1.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 119 (0.99%) thinkFolio
3 87 (0.72%) Markit EDM
4 83 (0.69%) Dynamics AX
5 63 (0.52%) Magento
6 50 (0.42%) Front Arena
7 37 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
8 36 (0.30%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 36 (0.30%) SAP Hybris
9 26 (0.22%) Cognos TM1
9 26 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
10 23 (0.19%) Payment Gateway
11 21 (0.17%) FastStats
11 21 (0.17%) SAP ERP
11 21 (0.17%) SDL Web 8
12 20 (0.17%) Unit4 Business World
13 19 (0.16%) Dynamics GP
13 19 (0.16%) Infor SunSystems
14 17 (0.14%) HFM
15 16 (0.13%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 2,380 (19.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 1,811 (15.03%) Amazon AWS
3 532 (4.42%) Google Cloud Platform
4 492 (4.08%) SaaS
5 370 (3.07%) Office 365
6 248 (2.06%) PaaS
7 224 (1.86%) GitHub
8 188 (1.56%) Azure Data Factory
9 160 (1.33%) Serverless
10 139 (1.15%) Cloud Computing
10 139 (1.15%) IaaS
11 126 (1.05%) Azure Active Directory
12 112 (0.93%) Amazon S3
13 104 (0.86%) Amazon EC2
14 101 (0.84%) Google Analytics
15 100 (0.83%) Dynamics 365
16 74 (0.61%) AWS CloudFormation
17 67 (0.56%) AWS Lambda
18 66 (0.55%) Amazon CloudWatch
19 61 (0.51%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 274 (2.27%) DNS
2 248 (2.06%) Firewall
3 218 (1.81%) TCP/IP
4 156 (1.29%) HTTP
4 156 (1.29%) SAN
5 155 (1.29%) Internet
6 139 (1.15%) WAN
7 137 (1.14%) LAN
8 127 (1.05%) DHCP
9 105 (0.87%) FIX Connectivity
10 103 (0.85%) SSL
11 89 (0.74%) VPN
12 70 (0.58%) Intranet
13 64 (0.53%) VLAN
14 46 (0.38%) NAS
15 44 (0.37%) Wireless
16 40 (0.33%) VoIP
17 36 (0.30%) Cisco ASA
18 32 (0.27%) FTP
18 32 (0.27%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3,546 (29.43%) SQL Server
2 1,443 (11.98%) Data Warehouse
3 1,320 (10.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1,247 (10.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1,140 (9.46%) NoSQL
6 953 (7.91%) Big Data
7 932 (7.74%) Power BI
8 888 (7.37%) Relational Database
9 785 (6.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 706 (5.86%) Hadoop
11 624 (5.18%) MySQL
12 490 (4.07%) MongoDB
13 470 (3.90%) PostgreSQL
14 358 (2.97%) Azure SQL Database
15 341 (2.83%) QlikView
16 333 (2.76%) SQL Server 2016
17 307 (2.55%) SQL Server 2012
18 305 (2.53%) Apache Hive
19 302 (2.51%) Oracle Database
20 288 (2.39%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 999 (8.29%) Git (software)
2 665 (5.52%) JIRA
3 595 (4.94%) Jenkins
4 440 (3.65%) Selenium
5 427 (3.54%) Visual Studio
6 391 (3.25%) Team Foundation Server
7 316 (2.62%) TeamCity
8 285 (2.37%) Cucumber
9 194 (1.61%) Visual Studio Team System
10 193 (1.60%) Octopus Deploy
11 191 (1.59%) Maven
12 190 (1.58%) JUnit
13 179 (1.49%) SpecFlow
14 166 (1.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 157 (1.30%) Subversion
16 131 (1.09%) NUnit
17 127 (1.05%) WebDriver
18 104 (0.86%) SoapUI
19 87 (0.72%) Bitbucket Server
19 87 (0.72%) Eclipse
General
1 4,143 (34.39%) Finance
2 1,657 (13.75%) Banking
3 774 (6.42%) Front Office
4 616 (5.11%) Marketing
5 538 (4.47%) Retail
6 445 (3.69%) Investment Banking
7 322 (2.67%) Law
8 297 (2.47%) Advertising
9 282 (2.34%) Games
10 244 (2.03%) Legal
11 192 (1.59%) Back Office
12 179 (1.49%) Financial Institution
13 157 (1.30%) Telecoms
14 122 (1.01%) Military
15 94 (0.78%) Manufacturing
16 83 (0.69%) Publishing
17 80 (0.66%) French Language
18 70 (0.58%) German Language
19 69 (0.57%) Billing
20 68 (0.56%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 4,643 (38.54%) Developer
2 2,166 (17.98%) Analyst
3 1,147 (9.52%) C# Developer
4 1,078 (8.95%) .NET Developer
5 1,062 (8.81%) SQL Developer
6 790 (6.56%) Applications Support
7 710 (5.89%) Java Developer
8 700 (5.81%) Senior Developer
9 651 (5.40%) C# .NET Developer
10 606 (5.03%) Support Analyst
11 571 (4.74%) Architect
12 554 (4.60%) Data Engineer
13 525 (4.36%) Consultant
14 505 (4.19%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 500 (4.15%) Data Analyst
16 439 (3.64%) SQL Analyst
17 412 (3.42%) Applications Support Analyst
18 401 (3.33%) Software Engineer
19 375 (3.11%) Business Analyst
20 367 (3.05%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3,014 (25.02%) .NET
2 1,457 (12.09%) HTML
3 1,259 (10.45%) CSS
4 1,217 (10.10%) ASP.NET
5 1,075 (8.92%) AngularJS
6 1,051 (8.72%) Web Services
7 863 (7.16%) XML
8 768 (6.37%) ASP.NET Web API
9 693 (5.75%) React
10 668 (5.54%) REST
11 620 (5.15%) Spring
12 527 (4.37%) JSON
12 527 (4.37%) RESTful
13 479 (3.98%) .NET Framework
14 458 (3.80%) jQuery
15 450 (3.74%) ASP.NET MVC
16 408 (3.39%) Kafka
16 408 (3.39%) Node.js
17 400 (3.32%) .NET Core
18 394 (3.27%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 1,488 (12.35%) Analytical Skills
2 935 (7.76%) Fintech
3 658 (5.46%) Hedge funds
4 560 (4.65%) Fixed Income
5 558 (4.63%) Equities
6 539 (4.47%) Derivative
7 532 (4.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 525 (4.36%) Greenfield Project
9 398 (3.30%) Algorithms
10 397 (3.30%) Data Structures
11 328 (2.72%) Self-Motivation
12 281 (2.33%) User Experience
13 237 (1.97%) Mobile App
14 228 (1.89%) Management Information System
15 208 (1.73%) Enterprise Software
16 182 (1.51%) Clustering
17 141 (1.17%) Linux Command Line
18 140 (1.16%) Virtual Team
19 133 (1.10%) Replication
20 129 (1.07%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1,638 (13.60%) Windows
2 1,490 (12.37%) Linux
3 877 (7.28%) Unix
4 604 (5.01%) Windows Server
5 150 (1.25%) Windows Server 2008
5 150 (1.25%) Windows Server 2012
6 144 (1.20%) Android
7 143 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 134 (1.11%) Windows 10
9 118 (0.98%) CentOS
10 103 (0.85%) Apple iOS
11 85 (0.71%) Ubuntu
12 71 (0.59%) Windows 7
13 60 (0.50%) Solaris
14 49 (0.41%) Fedora
15 45 (0.37%) Windows Server 2003
16 40 (0.33%) AIX
17 36 (0.30%) SUSE
18 31 (0.26%) Mac OS X
19 29 (0.24%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,903 (32.40%) Agile Software Development
2 2,100 (17.43%) Business Intelligence
3 1,907 (15.83%) Analytics
4 1,379 (11.45%) Problem-Solving
5 1,312 (10.89%) ETL
6 1,288 (10.69%) DevOps
7 1,238 (10.28%) Software Engineering
8 1,174 (9.74%) TDD
9 1,099 (9.12%) Computer Science
10 1,086 (9.01%) Scrum
11 1,079 (8.96%) Test Automation
12 1,068 (8.86%) MVC
13 937 (7.78%) Data Modelling
14 868 (7.20%) Machine Learning
15 821 (6.81%) Continuous Integration
16 786 (6.52%) Visualisation
17 774 (6.42%) Microservices
18 761 (6.32%) SDLC
19 750 (6.23%) Data Science
20 686 (5.69%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 3,378 (28.04%) C#
2 2,841 (23.58%) Java
3 2,641 (21.92%) Python
4 2,205 (18.30%) JavaScript
5 1,567 (13.01%) T-SQL
6 855 (7.10%) PowerShell
7 679 (5.64%) R
8 606 (5.03%) PL/SQL
9 548 (4.55%) C++
10 489 (4.06%) Scala
11 428 (3.55%) VBA
12 372 (3.09%) Perl
13 336 (2.79%) Bash Shell
14 309 (2.56%) PHP
15 281 (2.33%) Ruby
15 281 (2.33%) Shell Script
16 269 (2.23%) Java 8
17 227 (1.88%) C
18 225 (1.87%) VB.NET
19 182 (1.51%) VB
Qualifications
1 1,741 (14.45%) Degree
2 465 (3.86%) Computer Science Degree
3 210 (1.74%) Microsoft Certification
4 191 (1.59%) Security Cleared
5 107 (0.89%) ISEB
6 99 (0.82%) MCSE
7 98 (0.81%) PhD
8 95 (0.79%) SC Cleared
9 89 (0.74%) MCSA
10 84 (0.70%) ISTQB
11 79 (0.66%) Master's Degree
12 69 (0.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 61 (0.51%) Numerate Degree
14 37 (0.31%) DV Cleared
15 33 (0.27%) Oracle Certification
16 31 (0.26%) Cisco Certification
16 31 (0.26%) ITIL Certification
17 29 (0.24%) CCNA
17 29 (0.24%) MCP
18 22 (0.18%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 915 (7.59%) QA
2 391 (3.25%) Data Quality
3 169 (1.40%) GDPR
4 123 (1.02%) SLA
5 81 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 44 (0.37%) Solvency II
7 37 (0.31%) HIPAA
7 37 (0.31%) MiFID
8 35 (0.29%) Cyber Essentials
9 26 (0.22%) Actionable Recommendations
10 22 (0.18%) HL7
11 20 (0.17%) IFRS
11 20 (0.17%) PCI DSS
12 18 (0.15%) ISO 20022
13 16 (0.13%) PMO
14 13 (0.11%) IFRS 9
15 11 (0.091%) WAI
16 10 (0.083%) Dodd-Frank
16 10 (0.083%) EMIR
17 8 (0.066%) FATCA
System Software
1 697 (5.79%) Active Directory
2 676 (5.61%) Docker
3 329 (2.73%) VMware Infrastructure
4 194 (1.61%) Hyper-V
5 96 (0.80%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 90 (0.75%) XenApp
7 74 (0.61%) Virtual Machines
8 56 (0.46%) HDFS
9 44 (0.37%) vSphere
9 44 (0.37%) XenDesktop
10 43 (0.36%) Oracle RAC
11 30 (0.25%) VirtualBox
12 28 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
13 24 (0.20%) Apache Flume
14 20 (0.17%) Virtual Servers
15 17 (0.14%) BitLocker
16 14 (0.12%) NFS
17 12 (0.100%) VMware Workstation
18 11 (0.091%) Microsoft App-V
18 11 (0.091%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 364 (3.02%) Kubernetes
2 362 (3.00%) Ansible
3 300 (2.49%) Puppet
4 247 (2.05%) Opscode Chef
5 193 (1.60%) Terraform
6 180 (1.49%) SCCM
7 117 (0.97%) Oozie
8 77 (0.64%) Nagios
9 57 (0.47%) Ambari
9 57 (0.47%) Failover Clustering
10 51 (0.42%) Grafana
11 50 (0.42%) Control-M
11 50 (0.42%) SCOM
12 46 (0.38%) Salt
13 44 (0.37%) Prometheus
13 44 (0.37%) ZABBIX
14 39 (0.32%) Icinga
15 38 (0.32%) Data Guard
15 38 (0.32%) Kibana
16 36 (0.30%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 2,479 (20.58%) Microsoft
2 1,679 (13.94%) Oracle
3 863 (7.16%) Tableau
4 495 (4.11%) Google
5 458 (3.80%) VMware
6 337 (2.80%) SAP
7 262 (2.17%) Salesforce.com
8 247 (2.05%) Citrix
9 213 (1.77%) Red Hat
10 199 (1.65%) IBM
11 178 (1.48%) Cisco
12 161 (1.34%) Splunk
13 152 (1.26%) Cloudera
14 148 (1.23%) Bloomberg
15 138 (1.15%) Informatica
16 119 (0.99%) Adobe
17 102 (0.85%) Reuters
18 98 (0.81%) WorldPay
19 96 (0.80%) Sybase
20 95 (0.79%) Talend