Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
England > London
6 months to
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 4 4 4
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Permanent jobs citing SQL 14,011 14,437 14,939
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 20.59% 19.34% 19.58%
As % of the Programming Languages category 35.92% 35.12% 35.97%
Number of salaries quoted 11,467 11,452 13,162
London median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £54,830
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% +0.31% -0.31%
10th Percentile £36,000 £34,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £83,750 £80,000
England median annual salary £49,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 39,003 41,113 41,533
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 57.31% 55.08% 54.44%
Number of salaries quoted 32,268 32,461 36,545
London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £37,500 £36,250 £35,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £86,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% 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 23 October 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 23 October 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 3,158 £60,000 +9.09% 531
West London 0 653 £50,000 +5.26% 271
South London -1 361 £47,500 +11.76% 37
East London +2 219 £55,000 - 82
North London +1 77 £45,000 - 31
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 23 October 2018, 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 5,562 (39.70%) Finance
2 4,599 (32.82%) SQL Server
3 4,397 (31.38%) Agile Software Development
4 3,896 (27.81%) C#
5 3,591 (25.63%) .NET
6 3,387 (24.17%) Java
7 3,080 (21.98%) JavaScript
8 3,054 (21.80%) Microsoft
9 2,640 (18.84%) Python
10 2,463 (17.58%) Degree
11 2,312 (16.50%) Microsoft Azure
12 2,219 (15.84%) Business Intelligence
13 2,123 (15.15%) Banking
14 2,112 (15.07%) HTML
15 2,093 (14.94%) Problem-Solving
16 2,062 (14.72%) Oracle
17 2,019 (14.41%) T-SQL
18 1,988 (14.19%) Amazon AWS
19 1,923 (13.72%) Linux
19 1,923 (13.72%) Analytics
20 1,918 (13.69%) Windows
21 1,831 (13.07%) CSS
22 1,722 (12.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
23 1,672 (11.93%) Analytical Skills
24 1,644 (11.73%) Data Warehouse
25 1,599 (11.41%) TDD
26 1,580 (11.28%) AngularJS
27 1,574 (11.23%) MVC
28 1,548 (11.05%) Web Services
29 1,543 (11.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services

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
1 541 (3.86%) Apache Spark
2 533 (3.80%) SharePoint
3 433 (3.09%) IIS
4 399 (2.85%) Apache
5 351 (2.51%) Elasticsearch
6 307 (2.19%) SAS
7 298 (2.13%) Tomcat
8 296 (2.11%) CMS
9 219 (1.56%) Confluence
10 217 (1.55%) MS Exchange
11 122 (0.87%) WebSphere
12 118 (0.84%) JBoss
13 106 (0.76%) EPiServer
14 92 (0.66%) Ethereum
15 84 (0.60%) nginx
16 74 (0.53%) Sitecore CMS
17 70 (0.50%) WordPress
18 67 (0.48%) Apache Solr
18 67 (0.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
19 65 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 829 (5.92%) Microsoft Excel
2 443 (3.16%) Microsoft Office
3 120 (0.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 88 (0.63%) SPSS
5 70 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
6 69 (0.49%) MS Visio
7 23 (0.16%) Microsoft Project
8 17 (0.12%) InfoPath
9 15 (0.11%) AutoCAD
10 12 (0.086%) Stata
11 11 (0.079%) Photoshop
12 6 (0.043%) GNU Octave
13 5 (0.036%) Chatbot
14 4 (0.029%) ProjectWise
15 3 (0.021%) Adobe Illustrator
15 3 (0.021%) MicroStation
15 3 (0.021%) Revit
16 2 (0.014%) 3ds Max
16 2 (0.014%) Maya
16 2 (0.014%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 310 (2.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 142 (1.01%) thinkFolio
3 133 (0.95%) Markit EDM
4 96 (0.69%) Dynamics AX
5 74 (0.53%) Front Arena
6 72 (0.51%) Dynamics NAV
7 58 (0.41%) Magento
8 52 (0.37%) Eloqua
9 49 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
10 47 (0.34%) Actimize
10 47 (0.34%) Distributed Ledger
11 41 (0.29%) NetSuite
12 36 (0.26%) Relativity
13 33 (0.24%) Cognos TM1
13 33 (0.24%) SAP Hybris
14 32 (0.23%) Concordance
15 30 (0.21%) Salesforce.com CRM
16 28 (0.20%) Payment Gateway
16 28 (0.20%) Scribe Insight
17 20 (0.14%) Infor SunSystems
Cloud Services
1 2,312 (16.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 1,988 (14.19%) Amazon AWS
3 468 (3.34%) SaaS
4 335 (2.39%) Office 365
5 277 (1.98%) GitHub
6 265 (1.89%) Google Cloud Platform
7 253 (1.81%) PaaS
8 237 (1.69%) Amazon EC2
9 226 (1.61%) Amazon S3
10 204 (1.46%) Cloud Computing
11 181 (1.29%) IaaS
12 169 (1.21%) Azure Data Factory
13 153 (1.09%) Serverless
14 146 (1.04%) npm
15 133 (0.95%) Azure Active Directory
16 120 (0.86%) AWS CloudFormation
17 113 (0.81%) Google Analytics
18 73 (0.52%) Amazon CloudWatch
19 71 (0.51%) Dynamics 365
20 67 (0.48%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 332 (2.37%) Firewall
2 284 (2.03%) DNS
3 267 (1.91%) TCP/IP
4 221 (1.58%) HTTP
5 215 (1.53%) Internet
6 186 (1.33%) SAN
7 156 (1.11%) WAN
8 150 (1.07%) VPN
9 148 (1.06%) LAN
10 140 (1.00%) DHCP
11 79 (0.56%) VLAN
12 77 (0.55%) FIX Connectivity
13 65 (0.46%) Wi-Fi
14 64 (0.46%) SSL
15 62 (0.44%) Intranet
15 62 (0.44%) SMS
16 54 (0.39%) NAS
17 52 (0.37%) Skype
18 44 (0.31%) Network Security
19 42 (0.30%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4,599 (32.82%) SQL Server
2 1,722 (12.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1,644 (11.73%) Data Warehouse
4 1,543 (11.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1,363 (9.73%) NoSQL
6 1,258 (8.98%) Big Data
7 1,255 (8.96%) Relational Database
8 932 (6.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 869 (6.20%) MySQL
10 852 (6.08%) Power BI
11 732 (5.22%) MongoDB
12 726 (5.18%) Hadoop
13 622 (4.44%) PostgreSQL
14 527 (3.76%) SQL Server 2008
15 460 (3.28%) SQL Server 2012
16 449 (3.20%) Oracle Database
17 379 (2.71%) RDBMS
18 360 (2.57%) SQL Server 2016
19 343 (2.45%) Azure SQL Database
20 318 (2.27%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 1,449 (10.34%) Git (software)
2 836 (5.97%) Jenkins
3 694 (4.95%) JIRA
4 687 (4.90%) Team Foundation Server
5 683 (4.87%) Visual Studio
6 557 (3.98%) TeamCity
7 507 (3.62%) Selenium
8 377 (2.69%) Octopus Deploy
9 352 (2.51%) Maven
10 295 (2.11%) JUnit
11 260 (1.86%) Subversion
12 254 (1.81%) Visual Studio Team System
13 242 (1.73%) Cucumber
14 230 (1.64%) NUnit
15 217 (1.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 172 (1.23%) Protractor
17 167 (1.19%) Gradle
18 166 (1.18%) SpecFlow
19 164 (1.17%) Eclipse
20 151 (1.08%) Mocha
General
1 5,562 (39.70%) Finance
2 2,123 (15.15%) Banking
3 904 (6.45%) Front Office
4 709 (5.06%) Investment Banking
5 694 (4.95%) Marketing
6 662 (4.72%) Retail
7 519 (3.70%) Advertising
8 398 (2.84%) Financial Institution
9 333 (2.38%) Games
10 280 (2.00%) Legal
11 239 (1.71%) Telecoms
12 223 (1.59%) Law
13 210 (1.50%) Back Office
14 129 (0.92%) Publishing
15 102 (0.73%) Manufacturing
16 88 (0.63%) French Language
17 72 (0.51%) German Language
18 60 (0.43%) Electronics
19 48 (0.34%) Italian Language
20 45 (0.32%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 6,214 (44.35%) Developer
2 2,280 (16.27%) Analyst
3 1,464 (10.45%) C# Developer
4 1,352 (9.65%) .NET Developer
5 1,229 (8.77%) SQL Developer
6 1,192 (8.51%) Senior Developer
7 1,102 (7.87%) Java Developer
8 810 (5.78%) Applications Support
9 783 (5.59%) C# .NET Developer
10 671 (4.79%) Consultant
11 624 (4.45%) Architect
12 613 (4.38%) Support Analyst
13 600 (4.28%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 515 (3.68%) DBA
15 485 (3.46%) SQL Analyst
16 454 (3.24%) Data Engineer
17 451 (3.22%) Data Analyst
18 443 (3.16%) Software Developer
19 415 (2.96%) Full Stack Developer
20 413 (2.95%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3,591 (25.63%) .NET
2 2,112 (15.07%) HTML
3 1,831 (13.07%) CSS
4 1,580 (11.28%) AngularJS
5 1,548 (11.05%) Web Services
6 1,476 (10.53%) ASP.NET
7 1,016 (7.25%) REST
8 980 (6.99%) XML
9 961 (6.86%) Spring
10 886 (6.32%) jQuery
11 835 (5.96%) React
12 799 (5.70%) ASP.NET Web API
13 760 (5.42%) RESTful
14 746 (5.32%) HTML5
15 735 (5.25%) .NET Framework
16 672 (4.80%) ASP.NET MVC
17 571 (4.08%) Node.js
18 529 (3.78%) SOAP
19 517 (3.69%) JSON
20 452 (3.23%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1,672 (11.93%) Analytical Skills
2 1,433 (10.23%) Computer Science
3 998 (7.12%) Fintech
4 686 (4.90%) Greenfield Project
5 650 (4.64%) Equities
6 626 (4.47%) Hedge funds
7 619 (4.42%) Fixed Income
8 589 (4.20%) Derivative
9 570 (4.07%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 458 (3.27%) Algorithms
11 433 (3.09%) Data Structures
12 402 (2.87%) Self-Motivation
13 395 (2.82%) User Experience
14 315 (2.25%) Management Information System
15 292 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
16 261 (1.86%) Cyberthreat
17 220 (1.57%) Clustering
18 211 (1.51%) Replication
19 210 (1.50%) Mobile App
20 183 (1.31%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1,923 (13.72%) Linux
2 1,918 (13.69%) Windows
3 1,078 (7.69%) Unix
4 624 (4.45%) Windows Server
5 214 (1.53%) Windows Server 2008
6 184 (1.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 179 (1.28%) Windows Server 2012
8 140 (1.00%) Android
9 122 (0.87%) CentOS
10 117 (0.84%) Solaris
11 111 (0.79%) Apple iOS
12 102 (0.73%) Windows 7
13 91 (0.65%) Ubuntu
14 89 (0.64%) Windows 10
15 70 (0.50%) VMS
16 53 (0.38%) Windows Server 2003
17 48 (0.34%) AIX
18 36 (0.26%) Mac OS
19 34 (0.24%) Mac OS X
20 29 (0.21%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,397 (31.38%) Agile Software Development
2 2,219 (15.84%) Business Intelligence
3 2,093 (14.94%) Problem-Solving
4 1,923 (13.72%) Analytics
5 1,599 (11.41%) TDD
6 1,574 (11.23%) MVC
7 1,438 (10.26%) ETL
8 1,389 (9.91%) DevOps
9 1,344 (9.59%) Software Engineering
10 1,309 (9.34%) Test Automation
11 1,237 (8.83%) Scrum
12 1,122 (8.01%) Continuous Integration
13 1,098 (7.84%) Microservices
14 1,014 (7.24%) OO
15 970 (6.92%) SDLC
16 839 (5.99%) Data Modelling
17 810 (5.78%) BDD
18 792 (5.65%) Data Science
19 783 (5.59%) Mathematics
20 774 (5.52%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 3,896 (27.81%) C#
2 3,387 (24.17%) Java
3 3,080 (21.98%) JavaScript
4 2,640 (18.84%) Python
5 2,019 (14.41%) T-SQL
6 928 (6.62%) PowerShell
7 815 (5.82%) PL/SQL
8 776 (5.54%) C++
9 637 (4.55%) R
10 551 (3.93%) Scala
11 462 (3.30%) Perl
12 455 (3.25%) VBA
13 443 (3.16%) PHP
14 408 (2.91%) Java 8
15 392 (2.80%) Bash Shell
16 387 (2.76%) Shell Script
17 356 (2.54%) Ruby
18 287 (2.05%) VB.NET
19 265 (1.89%) C
20 244 (1.74%) VB
Qualifications
1 2,463 (17.58%) Degree
2 630 (4.50%) Computer Science Degree
3 183 (1.31%) Microsoft Certification
4 166 (1.18%) Security Cleared
5 161 (1.15%) Numerate Degree
6 152 (1.08%) PhD
7 135 (0.96%) Master's Degree
8 99 (0.71%) MCSE
9 89 (0.64%) SC Cleared
10 87 (0.62%) ISTQB
11 84 (0.60%) ISEB
12 79 (0.56%) MCSA
13 67 (0.48%) SAFe Agilist
14 49 (0.35%) DV Cleared
15 44 (0.31%) Cisco Certification
16 43 (0.31%) ITIL Certification
17 41 (0.29%) CISSP
18 38 (0.27%) AWS Certification
19 37 (0.26%) CCNA
19 37 (0.26%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 861 (6.15%) QA
2 366 (2.61%) Data Quality
3 112 (0.80%) SLA
4 108 (0.77%) GDPR
5 38 (0.27%) MiFID
6 32 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 23 (0.16%) FATCA
8 22 (0.16%) PMO
9 21 (0.15%) Solvency II
10 20 (0.14%) IFRS
11 17 (0.12%) IFRS 9
12 16 (0.11%) PCI DSS
13 15 (0.11%) Dodd-Frank
13 15 (0.11%) EMIR
14 13 (0.093%) Cyber Essentials
15 12 (0.086%) Actionable Recommendations
16 11 (0.079%) HIPAA
17 8 (0.057%) HL7
17 8 (0.057%) ISO/IEC 20000
18 7 (0.050%) GxP
System Software
1 784 (5.60%) Docker
2 738 (5.27%) Active Directory
3 339 (2.42%) VMware Infrastructure
4 173 (1.23%) Hyper-V
5 168 (1.20%) Virtual Machines
6 105 (0.75%) HDFS
7 68 (0.49%) Oracle RAC
7 68 (0.49%) XenApp
8 67 (0.48%) vSphere
9 43 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
10 35 (0.25%) XenDesktop
11 31 (0.22%) Apache Flume
12 25 (0.18%) VirtualBox
13 24 (0.17%) GridGain
14 18 (0.13%) Microsoft App-V
15 15 (0.11%) KVM
15 15 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
16 14 (0.100%) Xen
17 13 (0.093%) Firmware
17 13 (0.093%) NFS
Systems Management
1 442 (3.15%) Ansible
2 363 (2.59%) Opscode Chef
3 346 (2.47%) Kubernetes
3 346 (2.47%) Puppet
4 239 (1.71%) Terraform
5 120 (0.86%) SCCM
6 96 (0.69%) Docker Swarm
7 93 (0.66%) Kibana
8 89 (0.64%) SCOM
9 78 (0.56%) Nagios
10 69 (0.49%) Control-M
11 58 (0.41%) Oozie
12 57 (0.41%) Prometheus
13 51 (0.36%) logstash
14 46 (0.33%) Mesos
15 45 (0.32%) Failover Clustering
15 45 (0.32%) Salt
16 42 (0.30%) HP Quality Center
16 42 (0.30%) Packer
17 33 (0.24%) Automic
Vendors
1 3,054 (21.80%) Microsoft
2 2,062 (14.72%) Oracle
3 802 (5.72%) Tableau
4 519 (3.70%) VMware
5 450 (3.21%) Google
6 278 (1.98%) SAP
7 269 (1.92%) Sybase
8 261 (1.86%) Red Hat
9 252 (1.80%) Citrix
10 209 (1.49%) Salesforce.com
11 201 (1.43%) IBM
12 183 (1.31%) Informatica
13 164 (1.17%) Cisco
14 160 (1.14%) Bloomberg
15 140 (1.00%) Adobe
15 140 (1.00%) Cognos
16 136 (0.97%) Charles River
17 134 (0.96%) Splunk
18 116 (0.83%) Reuters
19 113 (0.81%) Talend