Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
England > London
6 months to
22 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 9 4 4
Rank change year-on-year -5 0 0
Permanent jobs citing SQL 3,669 10,346 14,156
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 17.88% 18.78% 20.69%
As % of the Programming Languages category 29.29% 33.55% 36.19%
Number of salaries quoted 3,370 9,039 11,829
Median annual salary £67,500 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £42,500 £36,250 £36,250
90th Percentile £107,500 £90,000 £87,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £49,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% +2.04% +8.89%

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 12,526 30,834 39,112
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 61.05% 55.96% 57.18%
Number of salaries quoted 10,508 25,744 32,259
Median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% +4.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £45,000 £38,750 £37,500
90th Percentile £111,250 £100,000 £95,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +9.52% +5.00% +3.09%

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 22 September 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 22 September 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 -6 728 £65,000 +4.00% 214
West London +1 158 £52,500 - 57
South London -2 104 £62,500 +19.05% 10
East London -1 53 £56,512 +10.81% 49
North London -1 18 £50,000 +11.11% 6
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 1,422 (38.76%) Finance
2 1,279 (34.86%) Python
3 1,203 (32.79%) Agile Software Development
4 1,118 (30.47%) Azure
5 1,010 (27.53%) SQL Server
6 992 (27.04%) AWS
7 852 (23.22%) Java
8 818 (22.29%) .NET
9 803 (21.89%) C#
10 753 (20.52%) JavaScript
11 720 (19.62%) Microsoft
12 711 (19.38%) Analytics
13 676 (18.42%) DevOps
14 661 (18.02%) Business Intelligence
15 512 (13.95%) Asset Management
16 510 (13.90%) Web Services
17 485 (13.22%) Degree
18 466 (12.70%) Data Warehouse
19 461 (12.56%) Oracle
20 447 (12.18%) Banking
21 442 (12.05%) Power Platform
22 426 (11.61%) AngularJS
22 426 (11.61%) NoSQL
23 417 (11.37%) Software Engineering
24 416 (11.34%) Docker
25 411 (11.20%) Power BI
26 408 (11.12%) Hedge funds
27 405 (11.04%) ETL
28 404 (11.01%) Analytical Skills
29 402 (10.96%) Scrum

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
1 164 (4.47%) Apache Spark
2 130 (3.54%) Apache
3 122 (3.33%) Confluence
4 113 (3.08%) SharePoint
5 90 (2.45%) IIS
6 77 (2.10%) Elasticsearch
7 75 (2.04%) SAS
8 30 (0.82%) CMS
9 29 (0.79%) Apache Airflow
10 25 (0.68%) Tomcat
11 21 (0.57%) WebSphere
12 19 (0.52%) WebLogic
13 18 (0.49%) MS Exchange
14 16 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2010
15 15 (0.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 14 (0.38%) SharePoint 2010
17 12 (0.33%) nginx
18 10 (0.27%) Cloud Foundry
18 10 (0.27%) Skype for Business
19 9 (0.25%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 218 (5.94%) Microsoft Excel
2 71 (1.94%) Microsoft Office
3 21 (0.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 18 (0.49%) MS Visio
5 12 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
6 7 (0.19%) SPSS
7 2 (0.055%) EViews
7 2 (0.055%) Stata
8 1 (0.027%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.027%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.027%) Microsoft Project
8 1 (0.027%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 117 (3.19%) Markit EDM
2 100 (2.73%) Eagle PACE
3 82 (2.23%) Dynamics CRM
4 75 (2.04%) PolarLake
5 21 (0.57%) Distributed Ledger
6 12 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
7 11 (0.30%) Oracle EBS R12
7 11 (0.30%) Oracle Payables
7 11 (0.30%) Oracle Receivables
8 10 (0.27%) Elite 3E
8 10 (0.27%) Endur
8 10 (0.27%) SAP Business One
9 9 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
9 9 (0.25%) FINCAD Analytics
9 9 (0.25%) Northgate Housing
9 9 (0.25%) Oracle Applications
9 9 (0.25%) Oracle ERP
9 9 (0.25%) R3 Corda
10 8 (0.22%) FastStats
11 7 (0.19%) iTrent
Cloud Services
1 1,118 (30.47%) Azure
2 992 (27.04%) AWS
3 442 (12.05%) Power Platform
4 321 (8.75%) GCP
5 247 (6.73%) Serverless
6 184 (5.01%) AWS Lambda
7 144 (3.92%) SaaS
8 137 (3.73%) Office 365
9 135 (3.68%) Amazon S3
10 106 (2.89%) Azure Data Factory
11 101 (2.75%) Amazon EC2
12 92 (2.51%) PaaS
13 80 (2.18%) Amazon ECS
14 72 (1.96%) Apigee
15 64 (1.74%) Dynamics 365
16 57 (1.55%) Azure Active Directory
16 57 (1.55%) Cloud Computing
17 54 (1.47%) IaaS
18 49 (1.34%) GitHub
19 42 (1.14%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 72 (1.96%) Firewall
2 49 (1.34%) TCP/IP
3 39 (1.06%) DNS
4 32 (0.87%) Internet
5 26 (0.71%) SAN
6 24 (0.65%) VPN
7 18 (0.49%) Network Security
8 17 (0.46%) DHCP
8 17 (0.46%) HTTP
9 16 (0.44%) Skype
10 13 (0.35%) FIX Connectivity
10 13 (0.35%) LAN
11 10 (0.27%) WAN
12 9 (0.25%) FTP
13 8 (0.22%) Remote Desktop
14 7 (0.19%) 5G
14 7 (0.19%) Fibre Channel
14 7 (0.19%) iSCSI
14 7 (0.19%) SSH
15 6 (0.16%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,010 (27.53%) SQL Server
2 466 (12.70%) Data Warehouse
3 426 (11.61%) NoSQL
4 411 (11.20%) Power BI
5 350 (9.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 293 (7.99%) PostgreSQL
7 290 (7.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 283 (7.71%) Big Data
9 235 (6.41%) Relational Database
10 233 (6.35%) MySQL
11 198 (5.40%) Hadoop
12 175 (4.77%) Amazon Redshift
13 174 (4.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 164 (4.47%) Data Lake
15 157 (4.28%) MongoDB
16 143 (3.90%) Azure SQL Database
17 133 (3.62%) Snowflake Schema
18 118 (3.22%) Apache Hive
19 117 (3.19%) Looker
20 107 (2.92%) BigQuery
Development Applications
1 401 (10.93%) Git (software)
2 294 (8.01%) JIRA
3 255 (6.95%) Jenkins
4 105 (2.86%) Artifactory
5 99 (2.70%) Visual Studio
6 92 (2.51%) GitLab
7 81 (2.21%) Selenium
8 80 (2.18%) TeamCity
9 68 (1.85%) Octopus Deploy
10 63 (1.72%) Bitbucket
10 63 (1.72%) Maven
11 59 (1.61%) SpecFlow
12 57 (1.55%) Team Foundation Server
13 46 (1.25%) JUnit
13 46 (1.25%) Subversion
14 40 (1.09%) Cucumber
15 37 (1.01%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 35 (0.95%) NUnit
17 27 (0.74%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
18 22 (0.60%) Postman
General
1 1,422 (38.76%) Finance
2 447 (12.18%) Banking
3 373 (10.17%) Front Office
4 218 (5.94%) Back Office
5 157 (4.28%) Marketing
6 119 (3.24%) Investment Banking
7 118 (3.22%) Retail
8 62 (1.69%) Legal
9 60 (1.64%) Law
10 56 (1.53%) Games
10 56 (1.53%) Public Sector
11 55 (1.50%) Advertising
12 49 (1.34%) Financial Institution
13 33 (0.90%) Telecoms
14 29 (0.79%) Manufacturing
15 24 (0.65%) Private Banking
16 18 (0.49%) Electronics
17 14 (0.38%) Publishing
18 12 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
19 11 (0.30%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 1,402 (38.21%) Developer
2 660 (17.99%) Analyst
3 289 (7.88%) Data Engineer
4 272 (7.41%) .NET Developer
5 257 (7.00%) SQL Developer
6 254 (6.92%) Senior Developer
7 241 (6.57%) C# Developer
8 208 (5.67%) Java Developer
9 195 (5.31%) Software Engineer
10 187 (5.10%) Business Analyst
11 178 (4.85%) Python Developer
12 167 (4.55%) Architect
13 160 (4.36%) Data Analyst
14 152 (4.14%) Financial Analyst
15 148 (4.03%) C# .NET Developer
16 146 (3.98%) Applications Support
17 132 (3.60%) Consultant
18 128 (3.49%) Data Scientist
18 128 (3.49%) Full Stack Developer
19 121 (3.30%) Python Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 818 (22.29%) .NET
2 510 (13.90%) Web Services
3 426 (11.61%) AngularJS
4 395 (10.77%) HTML
5 353 (9.62%) CSS
6 327 (8.91%) React
7 286 (7.80%) REST
8 264 (7.20%) ASP.NET
9 227 (6.19%) .NET Core
10 182 (4.96%) Spring
11 179 (4.88%) XML
12 173 (4.72%) Kafka
13 172 (4.69%) RESTful
14 167 (4.55%) Node.js
15 155 (4.22%) .NET Framework
16 150 (4.09%) ASP.NET Web API
17 131 (3.57%) JSON
17 131 (3.57%) Vue.js
18 125 (3.41%) jQuery
19 119 (3.24%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 408 (11.12%) Hedge funds
2 404 (11.01%) Analytical Skills
3 318 (8.67%) Fixed Income
4 257 (7.00%) Equities
5 250 (6.81%) Derivative
6 208 (5.67%) Greenfield Project
7 141 (3.84%) Algorithms
7 141 (3.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 113 (3.08%) Reference Data
9 108 (2.94%) Management Information System
10 105 (2.86%) Data Structures
11 68 (1.85%) Self-Motivation
12 66 (1.80%) User Experience
13 62 (1.69%) Public Cloud
14 52 (1.42%) Mobile App
15 47 (1.28%) Clustering
16 42 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
17 40 (1.09%) Replication
18 37 (1.01%) Data Centre
19 35 (0.95%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 374 (10.19%) Linux
2 342 (9.32%) Windows
3 192 (5.23%) Unix
4 143 (3.90%) Windows Server
5 42 (1.14%) Windows 10
6 38 (1.04%) Windows Server 2016
7 37 (1.01%) Windows Server 2012
8 23 (0.63%) Windows Server 2019
9 21 (0.57%) Android
9 21 (0.57%) CentOS
9 21 (0.57%) Windows Server 2008
10 20 (0.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 17 (0.46%) Ubuntu
12 15 (0.41%) Windows 7
13 14 (0.38%) Apple iOS
14 12 (0.33%) Debian
15 9 (0.25%) Mac OS X
16 7 (0.19%) Oracle Linux
16 7 (0.19%) Solaris
17 6 (0.16%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,203 (32.79%) Agile Software Development
2 711 (19.38%) Analytics
3 676 (18.42%) DevOps
4 661 (18.02%) Business Intelligence
5 512 (13.95%) Asset Management
6 417 (11.37%) Software Engineering
7 405 (11.04%) ETL
8 402 (10.96%) Scrum
9 397 (10.82%) Microservices
10 372 (10.14%) TDD
11 362 (9.87%) Computer Science
12 341 (9.29%) Problem-Solving
13 332 (9.05%) Fintech
14 326 (8.89%) Data Modelling
15 302 (8.23%) Mentoring
16 297 (8.09%) Investment Management
17 286 (7.80%) Visualisation
18 274 (7.47%) Data Science
19 257 (7.00%) Data Analytics
20 247 (6.73%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 1,279 (34.86%) Python
2 852 (23.22%) Java
3 803 (21.89%) C#
4 753 (20.52%) JavaScript
5 320 (8.72%) T-SQL
6 270 (7.36%) R
7 262 (7.14%) PowerShell
8 186 (5.07%) TypeScript
9 136 (3.71%) C++
10 123 (3.35%) Kotlin
11 119 (3.24%) PL/SQL
11 119 (3.24%) Scala
12 100 (2.73%) VBA
13 99 (2.70%) Shell Script
14 95 (2.59%) VB.NET
15 92 (2.51%) Bash Shell
16 85 (2.32%) PHP
17 73 (1.99%) C
17 73 (1.99%) Java 8
18 59 (1.61%) Perl
Qualifications
1 485 (13.22%) Degree
2 162 (4.42%) Computer Science Degree
3 53 (1.44%) PhD
4 52 (1.42%) Microsoft Certification
5 50 (1.36%) Security Cleared
6 48 (1.31%) Sun Certification
7 41 (1.12%) Numerate Degree
8 38 (1.04%) SC Cleared
9 37 (1.01%) Master's Degree
10 34 (0.93%) CISSP
11 32 (0.87%) CISA
11 32 (0.87%) CISM
12 27 (0.74%) BPSS Clearance
13 20 (0.55%) MCSE
14 17 (0.46%) MCSA
15 16 (0.44%) CCNA
15 16 (0.44%) Cisco Certification
16 14 (0.38%) DV Cleared
17 13 (0.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 12 (0.33%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 181 (4.93%) QA
2 89 (2.43%) Data Quality
3 52 (1.42%) SLA
4 27 (0.74%) GDPR
5 18 (0.49%) NIST
6 10 (0.27%) MiFID
7 9 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 8 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 6 (0.16%) ISO 20022
10 5 (0.14%) EMIR
10 5 (0.14%) PMO
11 4 (0.11%) FINRA
11 4 (0.11%) IFRS
12 3 (0.082%) Actionable Recommendations
12 3 (0.082%) PSD2
12 3 (0.082%) TARGET2
12 3 (0.082%) UCITS
13 2 (0.055%) Basel III
13 2 (0.055%) PCI DSS
14 1 (0.027%) Basel II
System Software
1 416 (11.34%) Docker
2 203 (5.53%) Active Directory
3 54 (1.47%) VMware Infrastructure
4 43 (1.17%) Hyper-V
5 41 (1.12%) HDFS
6 16 (0.44%) Virtual Machines
7 15 (0.41%) vSphere
8 9 (0.25%) Virtual Desktop
9 8 (0.22%) Postfix
9 8 (0.22%) XenApp
10 7 (0.19%) Apache Flume
11 6 (0.16%) Terminal Services
11 6 (0.16%) VirtualBox
11 6 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
12 5 (0.14%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 5 (0.14%) LXC
12 5 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
12 5 (0.14%) XenDesktop
13 4 (0.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 4 (0.11%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 358 (9.76%) Kubernetes
2 123 (3.35%) Terraform
3 102 (2.78%) Ansible
4 71 (1.94%) Puppet
5 44 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
6 31 (0.84%) SCCM
7 29 (0.79%) Control-M
8 24 (0.65%) Kibana
8 24 (0.65%) Microsoft Intune
9 22 (0.60%) Nessus
10 16 (0.44%) Prometheus
11 15 (0.41%) logstash
12 11 (0.30%) CSIRT
12 11 (0.30%) Istio
13 10 (0.27%) Nagios
13 10 (0.27%) WSUS
14 9 (0.25%) BMC PATROL
14 9 (0.25%) Microsoft Clustering
15 8 (0.22%) Docker Swarm
16 7 (0.19%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 720 (19.62%) Microsoft
2 461 (12.56%) Oracle
3 259 (7.06%) Tableau
4 215 (5.86%) Google
5 176 (4.80%) Bloomberg
6 109 (2.97%) VMware
7 105 (2.86%) Databricks
8 66 (1.80%) SAP
9 63 (1.72%) IBM
10 60 (1.64%) Informatica
11 58 (1.58%) Talend
12 51 (1.39%) Atlassian
12 51 (1.39%) Cisco
13 49 (1.34%) Splunk
14 45 (1.23%) Cloudera
15 43 (1.17%) Salesforce.com
16 41 (1.12%) Reuters
16 41 (1.12%) Sun
17 32 (0.87%) Red Hat
18 31 (0.84%) HP