Period
to 22 August 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 22 August 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
England > London
6 months to
22 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 4 4 4
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Permanent jobs citing SQL 10,671 14,302 14,354
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 19.07% 20.71% 19.42%
As % of the Programming Languages category 33.98% 36.40% 35.19%
Number of salaries quoted 9,023 11,592 11,607
London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +9.09% -
10th Percentile £36,250 £36,250 £33,750
90th Percentile £88,750 £87,500 £85,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +4.17% +6.67% -

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 31,401 39,294 40,793
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 56.11% 56.89% 55.19%
Number of salaries quoted 26,398 32,318 32,716
London median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% +4.35%
10th Percentile £38,750 £37,500 £36,250
90th Percentile £99,125 £95,000 £90,000
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 22 August 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 22 August 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 2,758 £62,500 +4.17% 418
West London 0 466 £50,000 -4.76% 175
South London -2 307 £50,000 +5.26% 51
East London +2 175 £49,341 -10.29% 86
North London +2 79 £45,000 -10.00% 24
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 3,570 (33.46%) Finance
2 3,372 (31.60%) Agile Software Development
3 3,298 (30.91%) SQL Server
4 2,962 (27.76%) C#
5 2,613 (24.49%) .NET
6 2,451 (22.97%) Java
7 2,443 (22.89%) Python
8 2,297 (21.53%) Azure
9 2,164 (20.28%) Microsoft
10 2,092 (19.60%) Business Intelligence
11 1,888 (17.69%) JavaScript
12 1,791 (16.78%) Analytics
13 1,782 (16.70%) AWS
14 1,596 (14.96%) Oracle
15 1,569 (14.70%) Degree
16 1,539 (14.42%) T-SQL
17 1,499 (14.05%) Data Warehouse
18 1,378 (12.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 1,325 (12.42%) ETL
20 1,310 (12.28%) DevOps
21 1,270 (11.90%) Analytical Skills
22 1,266 (11.86%) Windows
23 1,261 (11.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
24 1,256 (11.77%) HTML
25 1,221 (11.44%) Banking
26 1,211 (11.35%) Problem-Solving
27 1,158 (10.85%) Software Engineering
28 1,152 (10.80%) Power Platform
29 1,128 (10.57%) Power BI
30 1,104 (10.35%) Linux

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
1 639 (5.99%) Apache Spark
2 454 (4.25%) SharePoint
3 300 (2.81%) IIS
4 220 (2.06%) Elasticsearch
5 208 (1.95%) SAS
6 203 (1.90%) Apache
7 186 (1.74%) Tomcat
8 154 (1.44%) Confluence
9 141 (1.32%) Oracle Workflow
10 92 (0.86%) BizTalk Server
11 91 (0.85%) CMS
12 83 (0.78%) Apache Pig
13 68 (0.64%) Apache Solr
14 67 (0.63%) MS Exchange
15 59 (0.55%) WebSphere
16 54 (0.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 49 (0.46%) JBoss
18 48 (0.45%) Apache Airflow
19 47 (0.44%) Umbraco
20 43 (0.40%) WebLogic
Applications
1 622 (5.83%) Microsoft Excel
2 300 (2.81%) Microsoft Office
3 74 (0.69%) SPSS
4 63 (0.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 37 (0.35%) MS Visio
6 25 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
7 20 (0.19%) Chatbot
8 19 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
8 19 (0.18%) Sketch
8 19 (0.18%) Stata
9 12 (0.11%) Zeplin
10 9 (0.084%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 9 (0.084%) InVision
11 4 (0.037%) GNU Octave
11 4 (0.037%) Photoshop
12 3 (0.028%) Adobe Premiere
13 2 (0.019%) Adobe Illustrator
13 2 (0.019%) EngageOne
14 1 (0.009%) InfoPath
14 1 (0.009%) Mathematica
Business Applications
1 216 (2.02%) Dynamics CRM
2 166 (1.56%) thinkFolio
3 148 (1.39%) Markit EDM
4 117 (1.10%) Front Arena
5 86 (0.81%) Dynamics AX
6 55 (0.52%) Magento
7 45 (0.42%) Payment Gateway
8 34 (0.32%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 33 (0.31%) SAP Hybris
10 32 (0.30%) Dynamics GP
11 31 (0.29%) SDL Web 8
12 29 (0.27%) NetSuite
13 28 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
14 25 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
15 21 (0.20%) Cognos Business Intelligence
16 20 (0.19%) Unit4 Business World
17 19 (0.18%) SAP Business One
18 16 (0.15%) Adobe Campaign
18 16 (0.15%) Oracle Financials
19 15 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 2,297 (21.53%) Azure
2 1,782 (16.70%) AWS
3 1,152 (10.80%) Power Platform
4 469 (4.40%) GCP
5 367 (3.44%) SaaS
6 353 (3.31%) Office 365
7 229 (2.15%) PaaS
8 207 (1.94%) GitHub
9 203 (1.90%) Azure Data Factory
10 172 (1.61%) Cloud Computing
11 163 (1.53%) Serverless
12 127 (1.19%) IaaS
13 118 (1.11%) Amazon S3
14 117 (1.10%) Dynamics 365
15 107 (1.00%) Amazon EC2
16 106 (0.99%) Google Analytics
17 80 (0.75%) Azure Active Directory
18 71 (0.67%) AWS Lambda
19 65 (0.61%) Amazon ECS
20 62 (0.58%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 189 (1.77%) Firewall
2 175 (1.64%) DNS
3 134 (1.26%) Internet
4 124 (1.16%) TCP/IP
5 112 (1.05%) SAN
6 104 (0.97%) WAN
7 100 (0.94%) HTTP
8 96 (0.90%) LAN
9 81 (0.76%) DHCP
10 56 (0.52%) SSL
11 53 (0.50%) VoIP
12 50 (0.47%) VPN
13 42 (0.39%) Wireless
14 40 (0.37%) FIX Connectivity
15 34 (0.32%) FTP
16 33 (0.31%) NAS
17 31 (0.29%) Skype
18 30 (0.28%) BGP
19 29 (0.27%) Intranet
19 29 (0.27%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3,298 (30.91%) SQL Server
2 1,499 (14.05%) Data Warehouse
3 1,378 (12.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1,261 (11.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1,128 (10.57%) Power BI
6 941 (8.82%) NoSQL
7 905 (8.48%) Big Data
8 887 (8.31%) Relational Database
9 850 (7.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 682 (6.39%) Hadoop
11 516 (4.84%) MySQL
12 494 (4.63%) PostgreSQL
13 403 (3.78%) MongoDB
14 391 (3.66%) Azure SQL Database
15 354 (3.32%) RDBMS
16 321 (3.01%) Apache Hive
17 310 (2.91%) SQL Server 2012
18 304 (2.85%) Data Lake
19 265 (2.48%) Oracle Database
20 262 (2.46%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 930 (8.72%) Git (software)
2 670 (6.28%) JIRA
3 543 (5.09%) Jenkins
4 407 (3.81%) Selenium
5 352 (3.30%) Visual Studio
6 271 (2.54%) Team Foundation Server
7 244 (2.29%) Cucumber
7 244 (2.29%) TeamCity
8 175 (1.64%) Maven
9 172 (1.61%) SpecFlow
10 166 (1.56%) Visual Studio Team System
11 138 (1.29%) WebDriver
12 136 (1.27%) Octopus Deploy
13 133 (1.25%) NUnit
14 123 (1.15%) Subversion
15 117 (1.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 117 (1.10%) Bitbucket
16 115 (1.08%) JUnit
17 85 (0.80%) SoapUI
18 64 (0.60%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 3,570 (33.46%) Finance
2 1,221 (11.44%) Banking
3 592 (5.55%) Marketing
4 539 (5.05%) Front Office
5 407 (3.81%) Retail
6 268 (2.51%) Investment Banking
7 257 (2.41%) Games
8 239 (2.24%) Law
9 201 (1.88%) Legal
10 198 (1.86%) Advertising
11 171 (1.60%) Back Office
12 157 (1.47%) Financial Institution
13 145 (1.36%) Public Sector
14 135 (1.27%) Telecoms
15 113 (1.06%) French Language
16 101 (0.95%) German Language
17 100 (0.94%) Spanish Language
18 92 (0.86%) Italian Language
19 74 (0.69%) Dutch Language
20 50 (0.47%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 4,268 (40.00%) Developer
2 1,840 (17.24%) Analyst
3 979 (9.17%) SQL Developer
4 954 (8.94%) C# Developer
5 943 (8.84%) .NET Developer
6 677 (6.34%) Java Developer
7 652 (6.11%) Senior Developer
8 614 (5.75%) Applications Support
9 604 (5.66%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 551 (5.16%) Data Engineer
11 541 (5.07%) C# .NET Developer
12 495 (4.64%) Consultant
13 476 (4.46%) Support Analyst
14 403 (3.78%) Data Analyst
15 377 (3.53%) Architect
16 366 (3.43%) Software Engineer
17 328 (3.07%) Data Scientist
18 325 (3.05%) Software Developer
19 315 (2.95%) Junior
20 313 (2.93%) Applications Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,613 (24.49%) .NET
2 1,256 (11.77%) HTML
3 1,074 (10.06%) ASP.NET
4 1,071 (10.04%) CSS
5 890 (8.34%) AngularJS
6 841 (7.88%) Web Services
7 723 (6.78%) XML
8 648 (6.07%) ASP.NET Web API
9 626 (5.87%) REST
10 578 (5.42%) React
11 557 (5.22%) RESTful
12 529 (4.96%) Spring
13 498 (4.67%) .NET Core
14 486 (4.55%) .NET Framework
15 432 (4.05%) ASP.NET MVC
16 403 (3.78%) jQuery
17 375 (3.51%) JSON
18 364 (3.41%) Kafka
19 354 (3.32%) HTML5
20 321 (3.01%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 1,270 (11.90%) Analytical Skills
2 471 (4.41%) Hedge funds
3 428 (4.01%) Greenfield Project
4 427 (4.00%) Fixed Income
5 420 (3.94%) Algorithms
6 402 (3.77%) Equities
7 373 (3.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 351 (3.29%) Derivative
9 320 (3.00%) Management Information System
10 288 (2.70%) Data Structures
11 279 (2.61%) User Experience
12 264 (2.47%) Self-Motivation
13 216 (2.02%) Mobile App
14 203 (1.90%) Enterprise Software
15 141 (1.32%) Clustering
16 129 (1.21%) Linux Command Line
17 123 (1.15%) Virtual Team
18 122 (1.14%) Data Centre
18 122 (1.14%) Replication
19 119 (1.12%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 1,266 (11.86%) Windows
2 1,104 (10.35%) Linux
3 744 (6.97%) Unix
4 473 (4.43%) Windows Server
5 123 (1.15%) Android
6 116 (1.09%) Windows Server 2012
7 104 (0.97%) Windows Server 2008
8 92 (0.86%) Windows 10
9 77 (0.72%) Apple iOS
10 64 (0.60%) Windows 7
11 53 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 41 (0.38%) CentOS
13 27 (0.25%) Ubuntu
14 25 (0.23%) Solaris
15 24 (0.22%) Windows Server 2003
16 15 (0.14%) Mac OS
17 14 (0.13%) Debian
17 14 (0.13%) VMS
18 12 (0.11%) Fedora
19 11 (0.10%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,372 (31.60%) Agile Software Development
2 2,092 (19.60%) Business Intelligence
3 1,791 (16.78%) Analytics
4 1,325 (12.42%) ETL
5 1,310 (12.28%) DevOps
6 1,211 (11.35%) Problem-Solving
7 1,158 (10.85%) Software Engineering
8 1,070 (10.03%) TDD
9 1,012 (9.48%) Computer Science
10 1,011 (9.47%) Scrum
11 969 (9.08%) Fintech
12 944 (8.85%) Test Automation
13 935 (8.76%) Data Modelling
14 916 (8.58%) MVC
15 841 (7.88%) Data Science
16 797 (7.47%) Microservices
17 782 (7.33%) Visualisation
18 756 (7.08%) Machine Learning
19 726 (6.80%) Continuous Integration
20 668 (6.26%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 2,962 (27.76%) C#
2 2,451 (22.97%) Java
3 2,443 (22.89%) Python
4 1,888 (17.69%) JavaScript
5 1,539 (14.42%) T-SQL
6 656 (6.15%) PowerShell
7 653 (6.12%) R
8 522 (4.89%) PL/SQL
9 445 (4.17%) Scala
10 399 (3.74%) VBA
11 323 (3.03%) C++
12 261 (2.45%) Perl
13 248 (2.32%) Bash Shell
14 242 (2.27%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 229 (2.15%) Java 8
16 217 (2.03%) PHP
17 209 (1.96%) VB
18 194 (1.82%) Shell Script
19 173 (1.62%) VB.NET
20 169 (1.58%) C
Qualifications
1 1,569 (14.70%) Degree
2 402 (3.77%) Computer Science Degree
3 134 (1.26%) Security Cleared
4 126 (1.18%) Microsoft Certification
5 122 (1.14%) PhD
6 104 (0.97%) Master's Degree
7 68 (0.64%) MCSE
8 58 (0.54%) Numerate Degree
9 55 (0.52%) ISEB
10 54 (0.51%) ISTQB
11 49 (0.46%) SC Cleared
12 42 (0.39%) Cisco Certification
13 39 (0.37%) MCSA
14 35 (0.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 32 (0.30%) CISSP
16 31 (0.29%) CCNA
17 26 (0.24%) DV Cleared
18 25 (0.23%) ITIL Certification
19 24 (0.22%) HND
19 24 (0.22%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 772 (7.23%) QA
2 313 (2.93%) Data Quality
3 116 (1.09%) GDPR
4 97 (0.91%) SLA
5 42 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 26 (0.24%) Actionable Recommendations
7 21 (0.20%) Solvency II
8 20 (0.19%) MiFID
9 19 (0.18%) ISO 20022
10 18 (0.17%) PMO
10 18 (0.17%) WAI
11 14 (0.13%) EMIR
11 14 (0.13%) HIPAA
11 14 (0.13%) PCI DSS
12 12 (0.11%) Basel III
12 12 (0.11%) NIST
13 11 (0.10%) Cyber Essentials
14 10 (0.094%) IFRS
14 10 (0.094%) IFRS 9
14 10 (0.094%) SEPA
System Software
1 719 (6.74%) Docker
2 453 (4.25%) Active Directory
3 210 (1.97%) VMware Infrastructure
4 188 (1.76%) Hyper-V
5 84 (0.79%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 74 (0.69%) HDFS
7 70 (0.66%) XenApp
8 37 (0.35%) Oracle RAC
9 36 (0.34%) vSphere
10 33 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
11 29 (0.27%) VirtualBox
12 21 (0.20%) Apache Flume
13 20 (0.19%) XenDesktop
14 16 (0.15%) Forefront TMG
14 16 (0.15%) Virtual Servers
15 15 (0.14%) Firmware
16 14 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
17 9 (0.084%) BitLocker
18 8 (0.075%) GridGain
19 7 (0.066%) Xen
Systems Management
1 454 (4.25%) Kubernetes
2 268 (2.51%) Ansible
3 236 (2.21%) Terraform
4 152 (1.42%) Puppet
5 131 (1.23%) SCCM
6 129 (1.21%) Opscode Chef
7 70 (0.66%) Oozie
8 52 (0.49%) Hadoop YARN
9 51 (0.48%) Ambari
9 51 (0.48%) Nagios
10 48 (0.45%) SQL Sentry
11 42 (0.39%) Grafana
12 37 (0.35%) ITRS Geneos
13 34 (0.32%) Control-M
14 32 (0.30%) Microsoft Intune
15 30 (0.28%) Docker Swarm
15 30 (0.28%) Failover Clustering
16 28 (0.26%) Prometheus
17 24 (0.22%) Data Guard
17 24 (0.22%) Kibana
Vendors
1 2,164 (20.28%) Microsoft
2 1,596 (14.96%) Oracle
3 809 (7.58%) Tableau
4 502 (4.70%) Google
5 347 (3.25%) VMware
6 283 (2.65%) Salesforce.com
7 275 (2.58%) SAP
8 222 (2.08%) IBM
9 186 (1.74%) Informatica
10 172 (1.61%) Citrix
11 158 (1.48%) Databricks
12 155 (1.45%) Charles River
13 140 (1.31%) SimCorp
14 139 (1.30%) Cloudera
15 129 (1.21%) Adobe
16 124 (1.16%) Cisco
17 120 (1.12%) Calypso
18 114 (1.07%) Bloomberg
19 100 (0.94%) Splunk
20 96 (0.90%) Sybase