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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 1 July 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
England > London
6 months to
1 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 8 8 6
Rank change year-on-year 0 -2 -1
Permanent jobs citing SQL 14,928 7,626 5,876
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 19.53% 18.38% 17.83%
As % of the Programming Languages category 32.41% 29.90% 31.02%
Number of salaries quoted 6,900 5,510 4,825
10th Percentile £42,500 £41,750 £40,000
25th Percentile £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.85% - +8.33%
75th Percentile £87,500 £83,750 £81,000
90th Percentile £105,000 £97,500 £97,500
England median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £52,000
% change year-on-year +9.52% +0.96% +4.00%

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 46,055 25,506 18,945
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 60.24% 61.49% 57.50%
Number of salaries quoted 19,343 17,016 15,817
10th Percentile £46,250 £45,000 £42,500
25th Percentile £56,250 £55,000 £52,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
Median % change year-on-year +7.14% - +7.69%
75th Percentile £95,000 £88,750 £87,500
90th Percentile £115,000 £106,250 £105,000
England median annual salary £62,500 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +8.70% +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 1 July 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 1 July 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 -1 1,594 £70,000 +4.09% 293
West London -4 442 £60,000 -1.64% 71
South London -6 297 £47,500 -7.77% 21
East London -16 92 £72,750 +45.50% 52
North London -13 39 £52,500 +5.00% 5
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 6,581 (44.08%) Python
2 6,029 (40.39%) Agile
3 5,156 (34.54%) Finance
4 4,500 (30.14%) AWS
5 4,125 (27.63%) Azure
6 4,082 (27.34%) Social Skills
7 3,836 (25.70%) Analytics
8 3,354 (22.47%) Software Engineering
9 3,295 (22.07%) Java
10 3,082 (20.65%) JavaScript
11 3,049 (20.42%) CI/CD
12 2,940 (19.69%) C#
13 2,849 (19.08%) Business Intelligence
14 2,599 (17.41%) DevOps
15 2,568 (17.20%) .NET
16 2,564 (17.18%) SQL Server
17 2,506 (16.79%) Analytical Skills
18 2,434 (16.30%) Data Science
19 2,418 (16.20%) Git (software)
20 2,410 (16.14%) Microsoft
21 2,393 (16.03%) Docker
22 2,353 (15.76%) Degree
23 2,301 (15.41%) NoSQL
24 2,294 (15.37%) Microservices
25 2,249 (15.07%) Problem-Solving
26 2,236 (14.98%) Kubernetes
27 2,170 (14.54%) GCP
28 2,156 (14.44%) Test Automation
29 1,985 (13.30%) React
30 1,954 (13.09%) Power Platform

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
1 920 (6.16%) Apache Spark
2 600 (4.02%) Apache Airflow
3 448 (3.00%) Apache
4 408 (2.73%) Confluence
5 283 (1.90%) SAS
6 252 (1.69%) SharePoint
7 240 (1.61%) IIS
8 224 (1.50%) CMS
9 166 (1.11%) Tomcat
10 138 (0.92%) Jupyter
10 138 (0.92%) nginx
11 81 (0.54%) Jetty
12 78 (0.52%) Tornado
13 67 (0.45%) Apache Pulsar
14 66 (0.44%) Headless CMS
15 65 (0.44%) Luigi
16 63 (0.42%) Apache Solr
17 41 (0.27%) OpenStack
18 39 (0.26%) MS Exchange
19 34 (0.23%) JBoss
Applications
1 787 (5.27%) Microsoft Excel
2 273 (1.83%) Microsoft Office
3 175 (1.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 118 (0.79%) MS Visio
5 74 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
6 56 (0.38%) Chatbot
7 48 (0.32%) SPSS
8 28 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
9 23 (0.15%) Stata
10 21 (0.14%) AutoCAD
11 11 (0.074%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 10 (0.067%) Revit
13 6 (0.040%) CPLEX
14 5 (0.033%) Adobe Captivate
14 5 (0.033%) Adobe Premiere
14 5 (0.033%) Maple
14 5 (0.033%) Photoshop
15 2 (0.013%) MicroStation
16 1 (0.007%) CATIA
16 1 (0.007%) LaTeX
Business Applications
1 162 (1.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 33 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
3 32 (0.21%) Oracle Payables
4 26 (0.17%) NetSuite
4 26 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
5 21 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
5 21 (0.14%) Social Studio
6 19 (0.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 17 (0.11%) Fidessa
8 16 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
9 15 (0.10%) Dynamics GP
10 13 (0.087%) Oracle ERP
11 11 (0.074%) Adobe Campaign
11 11 (0.074%) Oracle EBS
11 11 (0.074%) Temenos T24
12 10 (0.067%) Oracle Receivables
13 9 (0.060%) Loan IQ
14 8 (0.054%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
14 8 (0.054%) Avolution ABACUS
14 8 (0.054%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 4,500 (30.14%) AWS
2 4,125 (27.63%) Azure
3 2,170 (14.54%) GCP
4 1,954 (13.09%) Power Platform
5 1,262 (8.45%) Serverless
6 906 (6.07%) SaaS
7 812 (5.44%) GitHub
8 789 (5.29%) Azure DevOps
9 680 (4.56%) Amazon S3
10 613 (4.11%) AWS Lambda
11 561 (3.76%) Snowflake
12 407 (2.73%) Azure Data Factory
13 366 (2.45%) Cloud Computing
14 330 (2.21%) Azure Cosmos DB
15 329 (2.20%) dbt
16 321 (2.15%) Google Analytics
17 265 (1.78%) PaaS
18 254 (1.70%) Cloud Functions
19 253 (1.69%) Amazon ECS
20 250 (1.67%) Microsoft 365
Communications & Networking
1 392 (2.63%) HTTP
2 329 (2.20%) Internet
3 193 (1.29%) Firewall
4 161 (1.08%) DNS
5 151 (1.01%) Broadband
6 100 (0.67%) TCP/IP
7 92 (0.62%) DHCP
8 72 (0.48%) WAN
9 68 (0.46%) Network Security
10 55 (0.37%) VPN
11 51 (0.34%) MQTT
12 50 (0.33%) SSL
13 46 (0.31%) SAN
14 43 (0.29%) LAN
15 39 (0.26%) VLAN
16 30 (0.20%) HTTPS
17 27 (0.18%) FTP
17 27 (0.18%) Intranet
18 26 (0.17%) VoIP
18 26 (0.17%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,564 (17.18%) SQL Server
2 2,301 (15.41%) NoSQL
3 1,917 (12.84%) Data Warehouse
4 1,877 (12.57%) Power BI
5 1,760 (11.79%) PostgreSQL
6 1,469 (9.84%) Relational Database
7 1,364 (9.14%) Tableau
8 1,249 (8.37%) Big Data
9 1,043 (6.99%) MySQL
10 883 (5.92%) MongoDB
11 863 (5.78%) BigQuery
12 824 (5.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 789 (5.29%) Data Lake
14 630 (4.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 611 (4.09%) Amazon Redshift
16 595 (3.99%) Hadoop
17 548 (3.67%) Looker
18 462 (3.09%) Redis
19 419 (2.81%) Azure SQL Database
20 396 (2.65%) DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 2,418 (16.20%) Git (software)
2 1,276 (8.55%) JIRA
3 1,014 (6.79%) Jenkins
4 485 (3.25%) Selenium
5 437 (2.93%) Maven
6 427 (2.86%) GitLab
7 389 (2.61%) JUnit
8 288 (1.93%) Gradle
9 280 (1.88%) Cucumber
10 271 (1.82%) TeamCity
11 251 (1.68%) Cypress.io
12 249 (1.67%) Postman
13 233 (1.56%) Octopus Deploy
14 225 (1.51%) Team Foundation Server
15 213 (1.43%) CircleCI
16 203 (1.36%) Visual Studio
17 186 (1.25%) Subversion
18 184 (1.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 171 (1.15%) Bitbucket
20 167 (1.12%) Ant
General
1 5,156 (34.54%) Finance
2 4,082 (27.34%) Social Skills
3 2,506 (16.79%) Analytical Skills
4 1,351 (9.05%) Marketing
5 1,297 (8.69%) Banking
6 981 (6.57%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 877 (5.87%) Retail
8 856 (5.73%) Games
9 585 (3.92%) Advertising
10 445 (2.98%) Front Office
10 445 (2.98%) Legal
11 350 (2.34%) Manufacturing
12 342 (2.29%) Presentation Skills
13 256 (1.71%) Back Office
14 250 (1.67%) Public Sector
15 213 (1.43%) Law
16 211 (1.41%) Investment Banking
17 197 (1.32%) Financial Institution
18 190 (1.27%) Organisational Skills
19 184 (1.23%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 3,970 (26.59%) Developer
2 2,542 (17.03%) Analyst
3 1,579 (10.58%) Software Engineer
4 1,569 (10.51%) Data Engineer
5 870 (5.83%) Data Analyst
6 749 (5.02%) Senior Developer
7 587 (3.93%) .NET Developer
7 587 (3.93%) Senior Software Engineer
8 566 (3.79%) Java Developer
9 553 (3.70%) Full Stack Developer
10 524 (3.51%) Data Scientist
11 518 (3.47%) Senior Analyst
12 515 (3.45%) Architect
13 488 (3.27%) Senior Data Engineer
14 472 (3.16%) Software Developer
15 464 (3.11%) Applications Support
16 452 (3.03%) C# Developer
17 396 (2.65%) Business Analyst
18 342 (2.29%) SQL Developer
19 336 (2.25%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,568 (17.20%) .NET
2 1,985 (13.30%) React
3 1,470 (9.85%) REST
4 1,379 (9.24%) HTML
5 1,261 (8.45%) Node.js
6 1,235 (8.27%) CSS
7 1,225 (8.21%) Kafka
8 1,053 (7.05%) RESTful
9 978 (6.55%) AngularJS
10 934 (6.26%) Spring
11 878 (5.88%) ASP.NET
12 857 (5.74%) .NET Core
13 677 (4.54%) .NET Framework
14 665 (4.45%) JSON
15 630 (4.22%) Web Services
16 610 (4.09%) XML
17 520 (3.48%) GraphQL
18 516 (3.46%) Pandas
19 513 (3.44%) Spring Boot
20 486 (3.26%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 1,030 (6.90%) Algorithms
2 786 (5.27%) User Experience
3 686 (4.60%) Data Structures
4 593 (3.97%) Self-Motivation
5 471 (3.16%) Mobile App
6 416 (2.79%) Cloud Native
7 399 (2.67%) Derivative
8 372 (2.49%) Greenfield Project
9 324 (2.17%) Equities
10 308 (2.06%) Management Information System
11 304 (2.04%) Life Science
12 302 (2.02%) Hedge funds
13 297 (1.99%) Fixed Income
14 296 (1.98%) Hackathon
15 265 (1.78%) Linux Command Line
16 252 (1.69%) Sports Betting
17 243 (1.63%) Virtual Team
18 240 (1.61%) Social Media
19 231 (1.55%) Public Cloud
20 199 (1.33%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 1,697 (11.37%) Linux
2 976 (6.54%) Windows
3 772 (5.17%) Unix
4 330 (2.21%) Android
5 329 (2.20%) Apple iOS
6 259 (1.73%) Windows Server
7 87 (0.58%) Windows Server 2016
8 76 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 60 (0.40%) Ubuntu
10 59 (0.40%) CentOS
11 50 (0.33%) Windows 10
12 49 (0.33%) Windows Server 2012
12 49 (0.33%) Windows Server 2019
13 25 (0.17%) Windows Server 2008
14 23 (0.15%) Solaris
15 15 (0.10%) Debian
15 15 (0.10%) VMS
16 12 (0.080%) Alpine Linux
17 11 (0.074%) AIX
18 10 (0.067%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 6,029 (40.39%) Agile
2 3,836 (25.70%) Analytics
3 3,354 (22.47%) Software Engineering
4 3,049 (20.42%) CI/CD
5 2,849 (19.08%) Business Intelligence
6 2,599 (17.41%) DevOps
7 2,434 (16.30%) Data Science
8 2,294 (15.37%) Microservices
9 2,249 (15.07%) Problem-Solving
10 2,156 (14.44%) Test Automation
11 1,900 (12.73%) ETL
12 1,730 (11.59%) Visualisation
13 1,718 (11.51%) Computer Science
14 1,709 (11.45%) Mentoring
15 1,675 (11.22%) Data Modelling
16 1,666 (11.16%) Full Stack Development
17 1,641 (10.99%) Scrum
18 1,638 (10.97%) Machine Learning
19 1,635 (10.95%) TDD
20 1,528 (10.24%) Data Engineering
Programming Languages
1 6,581 (44.08%) Python
2 3,295 (22.07%) Java
3 3,082 (20.65%) JavaScript
4 2,940 (19.69%) C#
5 1,307 (8.76%) TypeScript
6 1,060 (7.10%) R
7 974 (6.52%) T-SQL
8 819 (5.49%) PowerShell
9 638 (4.27%) Scala
10 549 (3.68%) C++
11 538 (3.60%) Go
12 503 (3.37%) Ruby
13 500 (3.35%) Shell Script
14 445 (2.98%) PHP
15 437 (2.93%) Bash
16 372 (2.49%) Kotlin
17 302 (2.02%) C
18 295 (1.98%) Perl
19 281 (1.88%) VBA
20 256 (1.71%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2,353 (15.76%) Degree
2 772 (5.17%) Computer Science Degree
3 360 (2.41%) Master's Degree
4 154 (1.03%) PhD
5 120 (0.80%) Security Cleared
6 111 (0.74%) Numerate Degree
7 105 (0.70%) Microsoft Certification
8 80 (0.54%) SC Cleared
9 73 (0.49%) AWS Certification
10 64 (0.43%) ISTQB
11 47 (0.31%) ITIL Certification
12 39 (0.26%) PMI Certification
13 37 (0.25%) MCSE
14 28 (0.19%) CISSP
15 23 (0.15%) Cisco Certification
16 20 (0.13%) MCSA
17 19 (0.13%) TOGAF Certification
18 18 (0.12%) MCP
19 17 (0.11%) HNC
19 17 (0.11%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,384 (9.27%) QA
2 722 (4.84%) Data Quality
3 205 (1.37%) GDPR
4 176 (1.18%) SLA
5 117 (0.78%) Actionable Recommendations
6 83 (0.56%) Accessibility
7 54 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 46 (0.31%) IFRS
9 37 (0.25%) PCI DSS
10 31 (0.21%) MiFID
11 27 (0.18%) NIST
12 23 (0.15%) IFRS 9
13 19 (0.13%) HIPAA
13 19 (0.13%) IFRS 17
14 18 (0.12%) PMO
15 16 (0.11%) SEPA
16 15 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
17 13 (0.087%) GxP
18 12 (0.080%) EMIR
19 11 (0.074%) SOC 2
System Software
1 2,393 (16.03%) Docker
2 316 (2.12%) Active Directory
3 124 (0.83%) VMware Infrastructure
4 91 (0.61%) Apache Flume
5 63 (0.42%) Virtual Machines
6 56 (0.38%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 50 (0.33%) Hyper-V
8 29 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
9 26 (0.17%) vSphere
10 23 (0.15%) HDFS
11 11 (0.074%) Firmware
12 10 (0.067%) Oracle RAC
12 10 (0.067%) Terminal Services
13 9 (0.060%) ISA Server
14 7 (0.047%) BitLocker
14 7 (0.047%) Virtual Desktop
15 6 (0.040%) Ceph
16 5 (0.033%) Virtual Servers
17 4 (0.027%) VirtualBox
17 4 (0.027%) zsh
Systems Management
1 2,236 (14.98%) Kubernetes
2 1,247 (8.35%) Terraform
3 361 (2.42%) Ansible
4 206 (1.38%) Grafana
5 189 (1.27%) Prometheus
6 137 (0.92%) Puppet
7 106 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
8 95 (0.64%) Oozie
9 91 (0.61%) Docker Swarm
10 74 (0.50%) HAProxy
11 64 (0.43%) Kibana
12 59 (0.40%) Single Sign-On
13 49 (0.33%) logstash
14 43 (0.29%) Microsoft Intune
15 42 (0.28%) Control-M
15 42 (0.28%) ZABBIX
16 40 (0.27%) SCCM
17 36 (0.24%) Hadoop YARN
17 36 (0.24%) Rancher
18 33 (0.22%) Opsgenie
Vendors
1 2,410 (16.14%) Microsoft
2 1,620 (10.85%) Google
3 1,204 (8.07%) Oracle
4 429 (2.87%) Databricks
5 245 (1.64%) Salesforce.com
6 227 (1.52%) Alteryx
7 202 (1.35%) VMware
8 188 (1.26%) Splunk
9 148 (0.99%) Bloomberg
10 138 (0.92%) SAP
11 131 (0.88%) Informatica
12 129 (0.86%) Red Hat
12 129 (0.86%) Samsung
13 122 (0.82%) Apple
14 117 (0.78%) Adobe
15 99 (0.66%) Cisco
15 99 (0.66%) Cloudera
16 95 (0.64%) Sybase
17 94 (0.63%) IBM
17 94 (0.63%) New Relic