Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
England > London
6 months to
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 4 4 4
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Permanent jobs citing SQL 13,462 13,753 17,954
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 19.40% 19.56% 21.14%
As % of the Programming Languages category 35.08% 35.83% 39.36%
Number of salaries quoted 10,982 12,063 15,580
London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £53,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.80% +2.29%
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £83,750 £83,750 £80,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 38,373 38,388 45,617
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 55.30% 54.60% 53.72%
Number of salaries quoted 31,476 33,615 39,620
London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +1.85%
10th Percentile £36,250 £35,000 £34,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 21 January 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 21 January 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 3,039 £55,000 - 476
West London +1 679 £50,000 +8.70% 223
South London 0 348 £42,500 -10.53% 41
East London +1 181 £57,750 +26.23% 61
North London +4 122 £45,000 +2.27% 35
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, IT jobs citing SQL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the London region with a requirement for SQL.

1 4,960 (36.84%) Finance
2 4,349 (32.31%) SQL Server
3 4,278 (31.78%) Agile Software Development
4 3,559 (26.44%) C#
5 3,341 (24.82%) .NET
6 3,038 (22.57%) Microsoft
7 3,015 (22.40%) Java
8 2,936 (21.81%) JavaScript
9 2,171 (16.13%) HTML
10 2,090 (15.53%) Degree
11 2,089 (15.52%) Oracle
12 2,058 (15.29%) Business Intelligence
13 1,999 (14.85%) Banking
14 1,996 (14.83%) Python
15 1,952 (14.50%) Analytics
16 1,935 (14.37%) Windows
17 1,896 (14.08%) T-SQL
18 1,766 (13.12%) Linux
19 1,713 (12.72%) CSS
20 1,651 (12.26%) MVC
21 1,644 (12.21%) Analytical Skills
22 1,629 (12.10%) ASP.NET
23 1,542 (11.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
24 1,485 (11.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
25 1,464 (10.88%) TDD
26 1,463 (10.87%) Microsoft Azure
27 1,454 (10.80%) Data Warehouse
28 1,409 (10.47%) AngularJS
29 1,367 (10.15%) Scrum
29 1,367 (10.15%) Unix

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
1 569 (4.23%) SharePoint
2 546 (4.06%) Apache Spark
3 470 (3.49%) IIS
4 449 (3.34%) SAS
5 359 (2.67%) Tomcat
6 315 (2.34%) Apache
7 281 (2.09%) Elasticsearch
8 225 (1.67%) MS Exchange
9 189 (1.40%) Confluence
10 182 (1.35%) CMS
11 150 (1.11%) WebSphere
12 144 (1.07%) JBoss
13 101 (0.75%) Umbraco
14 99 (0.74%) BizTalk Server
15 87 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2010
16 82 (0.61%) Skype for Business
17 77 (0.57%) WebLogic
18 65 (0.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
19 60 (0.45%) SharePoint 2010
20 55 (0.41%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 851 (6.32%) Microsoft Excel
2 320 (2.38%) Microsoft Office
3 122 (0.91%) SPSS
4 84 (0.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 63 (0.47%) MS Visio
6 52 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
7 30 (0.22%) Microsoft Project
8 14 (0.10%) Photoshop
9 10 (0.074%) InfoPath
9 10 (0.074%) S-PLUS
10 7 (0.052%) Maya
10 7 (0.052%) Weka
11 5 (0.037%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 5 (0.037%) Chatbot
12 4 (0.030%) CINEMA 4D
12 4 (0.030%) CPLEX
12 4 (0.030%) Doxygen
12 4 (0.030%) GNU Octave
12 4 (0.030%) InDesign
13 2 (0.015%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 251 (1.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 77 (0.57%) Dynamics AX
3 76 (0.56%) Dynamics NAV
4 63 (0.47%) Actimize
5 59 (0.44%) Markit EDM
6 58 (0.43%) Oracle EBS
7 51 (0.38%) ION MarketView
8 44 (0.33%) thinkFolio
9 43 (0.32%) Distributed Ledger
10 29 (0.22%) MetaTrader
11 26 (0.19%) Cognos Business Intelligence
12 25 (0.19%) Relativity
12 25 (0.19%) Salesforce.com CRM
13 24 (0.18%) Endur
14 22 (0.16%) NetSuite
14 22 (0.16%) Oracle Financials
15 21 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
16 20 (0.15%) Magento
16 20 (0.15%) Oracle EBS R12
16 20 (0.15%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 1,463 (10.87%) Microsoft Azure
2 1,283 (9.53%) Amazon AWS
3 335 (2.49%) SaaS
4 307 (2.28%) Office 365
5 275 (2.04%) GitHub
6 165 (1.23%) Google Cloud Platform
7 164 (1.22%) Cloud Computing
8 162 (1.20%) PaaS
9 123 (0.91%) IaaS
10 116 (0.86%) Google Analytics
11 106 (0.79%) Azure Data Factory
12 98 (0.73%) Amazon S3
13 92 (0.68%) Amazon EC2
14 76 (0.56%) Serverless
15 69 (0.51%) Adobe Analytics
16 64 (0.48%) npm
17 60 (0.45%) Dynamics 365
18 49 (0.36%) Azure Machine Learning
18 49 (0.36%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
19 44 (0.33%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 286 (2.12%) Firewall
2 217 (1.61%) TCP/IP
3 201 (1.49%) DNS
4 196 (1.46%) Internet
5 173 (1.29%) HTTP
6 164 (1.22%) SAN
7 135 (1.00%) DHCP
8 107 (0.79%) LAN
9 105 (0.78%) WAN
10 87 (0.65%) SSL
10 87 (0.65%) VPN
11 79 (0.59%) FTP
12 72 (0.53%) Intranet
13 49 (0.36%) Skype
14 48 (0.36%) Network Security
15 39 (0.29%) NAS
16 37 (0.27%) SMS
16 37 (0.27%) VoIP
17 35 (0.26%) VLAN
18 34 (0.25%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4,349 (32.31%) SQL Server
2 1,542 (11.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1,485 (11.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1,454 (10.80%) Data Warehouse
5 1,211 (9.00%) NoSQL
6 1,044 (7.76%) Big Data
7 1,043 (7.75%) Relational Database
8 930 (6.91%) MySQL
9 797 (5.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 691 (5.13%) Hadoop
11 591 (4.39%) MongoDB
12 584 (4.34%) Power BI
13 465 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
14 440 (3.27%) PostgreSQL
15 421 (3.13%) Oracle Database
16 417 (3.10%) SQL Server 2012
17 411 (3.05%) QlikView
18 369 (2.74%) RDBMS
19 331 (2.46%) SQL Server 2014
20 264 (1.96%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 1,037 (7.70%) Git (software)
2 715 (5.31%) JIRA
3 614 (4.56%) Jenkins
4 601 (4.46%) Visual Studio
5 584 (4.34%) Team Foundation Server
6 444 (3.30%) Selenium
7 418 (3.11%) Subversion
8 369 (2.74%) TeamCity
9 334 (2.48%) Maven
10 274 (2.04%) Cucumber
11 269 (2.00%) JUnit
12 237 (1.76%) NUnit
13 166 (1.23%) Octopus Deploy
14 139 (1.03%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 126 (0.94%) WebDriver
16 117 (0.87%) Rhino Mocks
17 114 (0.85%) Eclipse
18 109 (0.81%) gulp
19 106 (0.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
20 99 (0.74%) SpecFlow
General
1 4,960 (36.84%) Finance
2 1,999 (14.85%) Banking
3 880 (6.54%) Investment Banking
4 844 (6.27%) Front Office
5 680 (5.05%) Retail
6 642 (4.77%) Marketing
7 474 (3.52%) Retail Banking
8 467 (3.47%) Advertising
9 393 (2.92%) Games
10 366 (2.72%) Legal
11 273 (2.03%) Financial Institution
12 239 (1.78%) Law
13 214 (1.59%) Back Office
14 209 (1.55%) Telecoms
15 147 (1.09%) Publishing
16 90 (0.67%) Private Banking
17 85 (0.63%) Manufacturing
18 57 (0.42%) Electronics
19 47 (0.35%) Billing
20 35 (0.26%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 5,723 (42.51%) Developer
2 2,434 (18.08%) Analyst
3 1,449 (10.76%) C# Developer
4 1,191 (8.85%) .NET Developer
5 1,103 (8.19%) SQL Developer
6 1,034 (7.68%) Java Developer
7 992 (7.37%) Senior Developer
8 845 (6.28%) Applications Support
9 766 (5.69%) C# .NET Developer
10 682 (5.07%) Consultant
11 602 (4.47%) Support Analyst
12 566 (4.20%) Architect
13 546 (4.06%) SQL Analyst
14 499 (3.71%) DBA
15 473 (3.51%) Business Analyst
16 468 (3.48%) Business Intelligence Developer
17 434 (3.22%) Applications Support Analyst
18 423 (3.14%) Software Developer
19 421 (3.13%) Software Engineer
20 410 (3.05%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3,341 (24.82%) .NET
2 2,171 (16.13%) HTML
3 1,713 (12.72%) CSS
4 1,629 (12.10%) ASP.NET
5 1,409 (10.47%) AngularJS
6 1,202 (8.93%) Web Services
7 945 (7.02%) ASP.NET MVC
8 920 (6.83%) REST
9 894 (6.64%) XML
10 824 (6.12%) jQuery
11 802 (5.96%) Spring
12 774 (5.75%) HTML5
13 751 (5.58%) .NET Framework
14 689 (5.12%) RESTful
15 634 (4.71%) ASP.NET Web API
16 582 (4.32%) Node.js
17 562 (4.17%) WCF
18 492 (3.65%) WPF
19 489 (3.63%) React
20 471 (3.50%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 1,644 (12.21%) Analytical Skills
2 1,321 (9.81%) Computer Science
3 752 (5.59%) Fintech
4 699 (5.19%) Greenfield Project
5 508 (3.77%) User Experience
6 496 (3.68%) Equities
7 459 (3.41%) Enterprise Software
8 452 (3.36%) Algorithms
9 413 (3.07%) Fixed Income
10 405 (3.01%) Hedge funds
11 371 (2.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 326 (2.42%) Data Structures
13 315 (2.34%) Derivative
14 314 (2.33%) Management Information System
15 271 (2.01%) Mobile App
16 212 (1.57%) Clustering
17 206 (1.53%) Credit Risk
18 192 (1.43%) Client/Server
19 184 (1.37%) Replication
20 175 (1.30%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1,935 (14.37%) Windows
2 1,766 (13.12%) Linux
3 1,367 (10.15%) Unix
4 689 (5.12%) Windows Server
5 255 (1.89%) Windows Server 2012
6 238 (1.77%) Android
7 231 (1.72%) Windows Server 2008
8 216 (1.60%) Apple iOS
9 148 (1.10%) Windows 7
10 131 (0.97%) Solaris
11 121 (0.90%) Windows 10
12 89 (0.66%) Windows Server 2003
13 88 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 50 (0.37%) CentOS
15 47 (0.35%) VMS
16 38 (0.28%) Windows 8
17 33 (0.25%) Ubuntu
18 23 (0.17%) Debian
19 21 (0.16%) HPUX
20 20 (0.15%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,278 (31.78%) Agile Software Development
2 2,058 (15.29%) Business Intelligence
3 1,952 (14.50%) Analytics
4 1,651 (12.26%) MVC
5 1,464 (10.88%) TDD
6 1,367 (10.15%) Scrum
7 1,292 (9.60%) ETL
8 1,240 (9.21%) Software Engineering
9 1,039 (7.72%) Test Automation
10 1,026 (7.62%) SDLC
11 984 (7.31%) OO
12 980 (7.28%) DevOps
13 977 (7.26%) Continuous Integration
14 914 (6.79%) Data Modelling
15 906 (6.73%) Asset Management
16 805 (5.98%) ITIL
17 798 (5.93%) Mathematics
18 736 (5.47%) Web Development
19 694 (5.16%) Visualisation
20 661 (4.91%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 3,559 (26.44%) C#
2 3,015 (22.40%) Java
3 2,936 (21.81%) JavaScript
4 1,996 (14.83%) Python
5 1,896 (14.08%) T-SQL
6 719 (5.34%) PowerShell
7 694 (5.16%) PL/SQL
8 649 (4.82%) R
9 623 (4.63%) C++
10 542 (4.03%) PHP
11 488 (3.63%) VBA
12 452 (3.36%) Scala
13 434 (3.22%) Shell Script
14 406 (3.02%) Perl
15 322 (2.39%) Ruby
16 302 (2.24%) C
17 293 (2.18%) VB
18 268 (1.99%) Bash Shell
19 167 (1.24%) VB.NET
20 155 (1.15%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 2,090 (15.53%) Degree
2 503 (3.74%) Computer Science Degree
3 213 (1.58%) Microsoft Certification
4 142 (1.05%) PhD
5 117 (0.87%) ISEB
6 109 (0.81%) Security Cleared
7 106 (0.79%) MCSE
8 104 (0.77%) Master's Degree
9 96 (0.71%) Numerate Degree
10 88 (0.65%) ISTQB
11 57 (0.42%) MCITP
12 56 (0.42%) Cisco Certification
13 55 (0.41%) SC Cleared
14 52 (0.39%) CCNA
15 43 (0.32%) CISSP
15 43 (0.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 39 (0.29%) ITIL Certification
17 38 (0.28%) SANS
18 37 (0.27%) CISM
19 36 (0.27%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 986 (7.32%) QA
2 410 (3.05%) Data Quality
3 168 (1.25%) SLA
4 125 (0.93%) GDPR
5 79 (0.59%) MiFID
6 48 (0.36%) PCI DSS
7 45 (0.33%) GCP
8 38 (0.28%) EMIR
9 37 (0.27%) PMO
10 34 (0.25%) Basel III
10 34 (0.25%) SEPA
10 34 (0.25%) Solvency II
11 30 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 27 (0.20%) COBIT
13 16 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 15 (0.11%) IFRS
14 15 (0.11%) IFRS 9
15 13 (0.097%) CRD IV
16 12 (0.089%) WAI
17 11 (0.082%) Actionable Recommendations
System Software
1 621 (4.61%) Active Directory
2 488 (3.63%) Docker
3 287 (2.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 120 (0.89%) Hyper-V
5 112 (0.83%) XenApp
6 81 (0.60%) VMware ESXi
7 71 (0.53%) Virtual Machines
8 57 (0.42%) HDFS
9 51 (0.38%) vSphere
10 42 (0.31%) Apache Flume
11 36 (0.27%) Virtual Servers
12 31 (0.23%) XenDesktop
13 21 (0.16%) Terminal Services
14 17 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
15 15 (0.11%) Microsoft App-V
15 15 (0.11%) Terminal Server
15 15 (0.11%) VMware NSX
15 15 (0.11%) VMware Workstation
16 12 (0.089%) KVM
16 12 (0.089%) NFS
Systems Management
1 238 (1.77%) Puppet
2 222 (1.65%) Ansible
3 206 (1.53%) Opscode Chef
4 166 (1.23%) Kubernetes
5 164 (1.22%) SCCM
6 87 (0.65%) Nagios
7 72 (0.53%) SCOM
8 70 (0.52%) Terraform
9 56 (0.42%) Control-M
10 55 (0.41%) HP Quality Center
11 43 (0.32%) Kibana
12 37 (0.27%) Docker Swarm
13 33 (0.25%) Mesos
13 33 (0.25%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 29 (0.22%) Hadoop YARN
15 25 (0.19%) vCenter Server
16 24 (0.18%) WSUS
17 23 (0.17%) HAProxy
17 23 (0.17%) Microsoft Clustering
18 22 (0.16%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 3,038 (22.57%) Microsoft
2 2,089 (15.52%) Oracle
3 797 (5.92%) Tableau
4 476 (3.54%) VMware
5 421 (3.13%) Google
6 345 (2.56%) Sybase
7 284 (2.11%) Citrix
8 239 (1.78%) Cisco
9 220 (1.63%) SAP
10 214 (1.59%) Informatica
11 178 (1.32%) Salesforce.com
12 154 (1.14%) HP
13 143 (1.06%) IBM
14 139 (1.03%) Splunk
15 133 (0.99%) Bloomberg
16 127 (0.94%) Cognos
17 126 (0.94%) Talend
18 124 (0.92%) Adobe
19 116 (0.86%) Alteryx
20 108 (0.80%) Red Hat