Period
to 20 April 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 20 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
England > London
6 months to
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 4 4 4
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Permanent jobs citing SQL 13,983 13,712 17,426
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 19.98% 19.87% 20.76%
As % of the Programming Languages category 35.83% 35.98% 38.44%
Number of salaries quoted 11,470 11,862 15,352
London median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £53,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% +2.80% +1.90%
10th Percentile £36,250 £33,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £83,750 £78,750
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 39,022 38,108 45,335
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 55.75% 55.22% 54.01%
Number of salaries quoted 32,682 32,982 39,871
London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +9.09% -
10th Percentile £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £88,750 £85,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £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 20 April 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 20 April 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 3,400 £57,500 +4.55% 425
West London +1 665 £50,000 +3.09% 210
South London +1 372 £45,000 -5.26% 52
East London +1 184 £55,000 +10.00% 90
North London +7 107 £45,000 +5.88% 20
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 4,909 (35.11%) Finance
2 4,452 (31.84%) SQL Server
3 4,399 (31.46%) Agile Software Development
4 3,797 (27.15%) C#
5 3,462 (24.76%) .NET
6 3,247 (23.22%) Microsoft
7 3,106 (22.21%) Java
8 3,083 (22.05%) JavaScript
9 2,360 (16.88%) Degree
10 2,208 (15.79%) Business Intelligence
11 2,185 (15.63%) HTML
12 2,123 (15.18%) Python
13 2,013 (14.40%) Oracle
14 1,947 (13.92%) Analytics
15 1,851 (13.24%) CSS
16 1,824 (13.04%) T-SQL
17 1,808 (12.93%) Microsoft Azure
18 1,793 (12.82%) Windows
19 1,781 (12.74%) Problem-Solving
20 1,727 (12.35%) Linux
21 1,698 (12.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
22 1,650 (11.80%) Banking
23 1,628 (11.64%) ASP.NET
24 1,625 (11.62%) Amazon AWS
25 1,602 (11.46%) MVC
26 1,600 (11.44%) TDD
27 1,596 (11.41%) Analytical Skills
28 1,557 (11.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
29 1,455 (10.41%) Data Warehouse
30 1,450 (10.37%) Computer Science

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
1 615 (4.40%) Apache Spark
2 515 (3.68%) SharePoint
3 402 (2.87%) IIS
4 377 (2.70%) SAS
5 308 (2.20%) Apache
6 307 (2.20%) Elasticsearch
7 293 (2.10%) Tomcat
8 249 (1.78%) Confluence
9 195 (1.39%) CMS
10 174 (1.24%) MS Exchange
11 161 (1.15%) WebSphere
12 126 (0.90%) JBoss
13 107 (0.77%) Ethereum
14 104 (0.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 102 (0.73%) Umbraco
16 83 (0.59%) WebLogic
17 77 (0.55%) EPiServer
18 76 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2010
19 74 (0.53%) Drupal
20 69 (0.49%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 823 (5.89%) Microsoft Excel
2 356 (2.55%) Microsoft Office
3 110 (0.79%) SPSS
4 92 (0.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 83 (0.59%) Spreadsheet
6 76 (0.54%) MS Visio
7 26 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
8 25 (0.18%) InfoPath
9 13 (0.093%) Photoshop
10 7 (0.050%) Chatbot
10 7 (0.050%) InVision
11 6 (0.043%) AutoCAD
11 6 (0.043%) Weka
12 5 (0.036%) GNU Octave
13 4 (0.029%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 4 (0.029%) InDesign
13 4 (0.029%) Maya
13 4 (0.029%) Revit
14 2 (0.014%) 3ds Max
15 1 (0.007%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 232 (1.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 114 (0.82%) Distributed Ledger
3 101 (0.72%) Dynamics NAV
4 93 (0.67%) Elite 3E
5 90 (0.64%) Dynamics AX
6 83 (0.59%) Markit EDM
6 83 (0.59%) thinkFolio
7 81 (0.58%) Oracle EBS
8 61 (0.44%) NetSuite
9 49 (0.35%) Relativity
10 38 (0.27%) Magento
11 37 (0.26%) SAP Business One
12 34 (0.24%) Eagle PACE
12 34 (0.24%) Oracle EBS R12
13 33 (0.24%) Oracle Financials
13 33 (0.24%) Ringtail
14 31 (0.22%) Oracle Receivables
14 31 (0.22%) SAP Hybris
15 28 (0.20%) Eloqua
16 26 (0.19%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 1,808 (12.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 1,625 (11.62%) Amazon AWS
3 358 (2.56%) SaaS
4 326 (2.33%) GitHub
5 285 (2.04%) Office 365
6 229 (1.64%) PaaS
7 213 (1.52%) Cloud Computing
8 206 (1.47%) Google Cloud Platform
9 203 (1.45%) IaaS
10 196 (1.40%) Amazon S3
11 182 (1.30%) Azure Data Factory
12 172 (1.23%) Amazon EC2
13 150 (1.07%) Serverless
14 123 (0.88%) Google Analytics
15 91 (0.65%) Dynamics 365
16 82 (0.59%) npm
17 80 (0.57%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
18 79 (0.56%) AWS CloudFormation
19 67 (0.48%) AWS Lambda
20 65 (0.46%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 236 (1.69%) Firewall
2 226 (1.62%) DNS
3 213 (1.52%) Internet
4 202 (1.44%) TCP/IP
5 195 (1.39%) SAN
6 159 (1.14%) DHCP
7 157 (1.12%) HTTP
8 121 (0.87%) WAN
9 116 (0.83%) LAN
10 112 (0.80%) VPN
11 93 (0.67%) Intranet
12 72 (0.51%) SMS
13 63 (0.45%) NAS
14 62 (0.44%) Skype
15 51 (0.36%) FIX Connectivity
16 49 (0.35%) FTP
17 43 (0.31%) SSL
17 43 (0.31%) VLAN
18 33 (0.24%) Network Security
19 30 (0.21%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4,452 (31.84%) SQL Server
2 1,698 (12.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1,557 (11.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1,455 (10.41%) Data Warehouse
5 1,367 (9.78%) NoSQL
6 1,158 (8.28%) Big Data
7 1,035 (7.40%) MySQL
8 1,007 (7.20%) Relational Database
9 935 (6.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 761 (5.44%) Hadoop
11 725 (5.18%) Power BI
12 638 (4.56%) PostgreSQL
13 619 (4.43%) MongoDB
14 450 (3.22%) SQL Server 2008
15 431 (3.08%) Oracle Database
16 391 (2.80%) SQL Server 2012
17 330 (2.36%) RDBMS
18 325 (2.32%) Redis
19 304 (2.17%) Data Lake
20 303 (2.17%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1,319 (9.43%) Git (software)
2 749 (5.36%) JIRA
3 659 (4.71%) Jenkins
4 650 (4.65%) Visual Studio
5 585 (4.18%) Team Foundation Server
6 511 (3.65%) Selenium
7 436 (3.12%) TeamCity
8 428 (3.06%) Subversion
9 363 (2.60%) Maven
10 287 (2.05%) Cucumber
11 271 (1.94%) Octopus Deploy
12 242 (1.73%) JUnit
13 239 (1.71%) NUnit
14 152 (1.09%) Visual Studio Team System
15 147 (1.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 147 (1.05%) WebDriver
16 140 (1.00%) webpack
17 131 (0.94%) gulp
18 122 (0.87%) Mocha
19 118 (0.84%) SoapUI
General
1 4,909 (35.11%) Finance
2 1,650 (11.80%) Banking
3 791 (5.66%) Retail
4 784 (5.61%) Front Office
5 689 (4.93%) Advertising
6 633 (4.53%) Marketing
7 514 (3.68%) Investment Banking
8 461 (3.30%) Games
9 376 (2.69%) Legal
10 297 (2.12%) Law
11 294 (2.10%) Telecoms
12 281 (2.01%) Financial Institution
13 209 (1.49%) Back Office
14 114 (0.82%) Publishing
15 101 (0.72%) Manufacturing
16 79 (0.56%) Billing
17 77 (0.55%) Retail Banking
18 50 (0.36%) Private Banking
19 48 (0.34%) Electronics
20 45 (0.32%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 6,061 (43.35%) Developer
2 2,285 (16.34%) Analyst
3 1,534 (10.97%) C# Developer
4 1,210 (8.65%) .NET Developer
5 1,120 (8.01%) SQL Developer
6 1,053 (7.53%) Java Developer
7 1,007 (7.20%) Senior Developer
8 815 (5.83%) Applications Support
9 810 (5.79%) Consultant
10 804 (5.75%) C# .NET Developer
11 574 (4.10%) Architect
12 563 (4.03%) Software Developer
13 536 (3.83%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 516 (3.69%) Support Analyst
15 477 (3.41%) DBA
16 449 (3.21%) SQL Analyst
17 431 (3.08%) Business Analyst
18 393 (2.81%) Data Analyst
19 391 (2.80%) Junior
20 388 (2.77%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3,462 (24.76%) .NET
2 2,185 (15.63%) HTML
3 1,851 (13.24%) CSS
4 1,628 (11.64%) ASP.NET
5 1,440 (10.30%) AngularJS
6 1,265 (9.05%) Web Services
7 934 (6.68%) XML
8 933 (6.67%) jQuery
9 899 (6.43%) REST
10 841 (6.01%) ASP.NET MVC
11 824 (5.89%) Spring
12 783 (5.60%) .NET Framework
13 737 (5.27%) HTML5
14 732 (5.23%) RESTful
15 716 (5.12%) Node.js
16 607 (4.34%) React
17 590 (4.22%) ASP.NET Web API
18 569 (4.07%) WCF
19 474 (3.39%) WPF
20 466 (3.33%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 1,596 (11.41%) Analytical Skills
2 1,450 (10.37%) Computer Science
3 923 (6.60%) Fintech
4 796 (5.69%) Greenfield Project
5 518 (3.70%) User Experience
6 508 (3.63%) Self-Motivation
7 476 (3.40%) Algorithms
8 445 (3.18%) Equities
9 441 (3.15%) Hedge funds
10 433 (3.10%) Fixed Income
11 371 (2.65%) Management Information System
12 350 (2.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 326 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
14 322 (2.30%) Derivative
15 318 (2.27%) Mobile App
16 316 (2.26%) Data Structures
17 202 (1.44%) Linux Command Line
18 195 (1.39%) Replication
19 173 (1.24%) Clustering
20 166 (1.19%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1,793 (12.82%) Windows
2 1,727 (12.35%) Linux
3 1,076 (7.70%) Unix
4 560 (4.00%) Windows Server
5 244 (1.74%) Android
6 202 (1.44%) Windows Server 2008
7 196 (1.40%) Windows Server 2012
8 180 (1.29%) Apple iOS
9 137 (0.98%) Windows 7
10 131 (0.94%) Solaris
11 102 (0.73%) Windows 10
12 101 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 88 (0.63%) VMS
14 72 (0.51%) CentOS
15 59 (0.42%) Windows Server 2003
16 37 (0.26%) Ubuntu
17 32 (0.23%) Mac OS
18 30 (0.21%) Debian
18 30 (0.21%) Windows 8
19 22 (0.16%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,399 (31.46%) Agile Software Development
2 2,208 (15.79%) Business Intelligence
3 1,947 (13.92%) Analytics
4 1,781 (12.74%) Problem-Solving
5 1,602 (11.46%) MVC
6 1,600 (11.44%) TDD
7 1,445 (10.33%) Software Engineering
8 1,375 (9.83%) Scrum
9 1,373 (9.82%) ETL
10 1,217 (8.70%) Test Automation
11 1,136 (8.12%) DevOps
12 1,051 (7.52%) Continuous Integration
13 1,015 (7.26%) SDLC
14 978 (6.99%) Data Modelling
15 973 (6.96%) OO
16 852 (6.09%) Web Development
17 850 (6.08%) Data Science
18 810 (5.79%) Mathematics
19 750 (5.36%) BDD
20 735 (5.26%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 3,797 (27.15%) C#
2 3,106 (22.21%) Java
3 3,083 (22.05%) JavaScript
4 2,123 (15.18%) Python
5 1,824 (13.04%) T-SQL
6 713 (5.10%) PowerShell
7 651 (4.66%) R
8 621 (4.44%) PL/SQL
9 611 (4.37%) PHP
10 606 (4.33%) C++
11 550 (3.93%) Scala
12 531 (3.80%) VBA
13 455 (3.25%) Java 8
14 398 (2.85%) Ruby
15 387 (2.77%) Shell Script
16 381 (2.72%) Perl
17 357 (2.55%) Bash Shell
18 341 (2.44%) C
19 261 (1.87%) VB
20 218 (1.56%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2,360 (16.88%) Degree
2 533 (3.81%) Computer Science Degree
3 238 (1.70%) Microsoft Certification
4 155 (1.11%) Security Cleared
5 147 (1.05%) PhD
6 127 (0.91%) ISEB
7 119 (0.85%) Numerate Degree
8 109 (0.78%) Master's Degree
8 109 (0.78%) MCSE
9 84 (0.60%) ISTQB
10 67 (0.48%) SC Cleared
11 66 (0.47%) MCSA
12 62 (0.44%) ITIL Certification
13 56 (0.40%) Cisco Certification
13 56 (0.40%) MCITP
14 52 (0.37%) CCNA
15 43 (0.31%) DV Cleared
15 43 (0.31%) SAFe Agilist
16 37 (0.26%) CIMA
17 33 (0.24%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,012 (7.24%) QA
2 436 (3.12%) Data Quality
3 128 (0.92%) SLA
4 108 (0.77%) GDPR
5 72 (0.51%) MiFID
6 50 (0.36%) PCI DSS
7 45 (0.32%) Solvency II
8 32 (0.23%) GCP
8 32 (0.23%) PMO
9 28 (0.20%) EMIR
10 20 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 19 (0.14%) COBIT
12 13 (0.093%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 13 (0.093%) WAI
13 12 (0.086%) SEPA
14 11 (0.079%) Dodd-Frank
14 11 (0.079%) IFRS
15 10 (0.072%) IFRS 9
16 7 (0.050%) CRD IV
17 6 (0.043%) Actionable Recommendations
System Software
1 617 (4.41%) Docker
2 586 (4.19%) Active Directory
3 256 (1.83%) VMware Infrastructure
4 161 (1.15%) Hyper-V
5 139 (0.99%) Virtual Machines
6 104 (0.74%) HDFS
7 96 (0.69%) XenApp
8 50 (0.36%) vSphere
9 49 (0.35%) Apache Flume
10 46 (0.33%) Oracle RAC
10 46 (0.33%) XenDesktop
11 31 (0.22%) Virtual Servers
12 28 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
13 22 (0.16%) VMware NSX
14 14 (0.10%) NFS
15 13 (0.093%) VirtualBox
16 11 (0.079%) Terminal Server
17 10 (0.072%) Microsoft App-V
18 9 (0.064%) DFS Replication
19 8 (0.057%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 278 (1.99%) Ansible
2 260 (1.86%) Puppet
3 228 (1.63%) Kubernetes
4 201 (1.44%) Opscode Chef
5 108 (0.77%) Terraform
6 98 (0.70%) SCCM
7 65 (0.46%) Docker Swarm
8 64 (0.46%) Nagios
9 52 (0.37%) HP Quality Center
10 47 (0.34%) Control-M
11 44 (0.31%) Hadoop YARN
11 44 (0.31%) Kibana
11 44 (0.31%) SCOM
12 39 (0.28%) Failover Clustering
12 39 (0.28%) Single Sign-On
13 33 (0.24%) logstash
13 33 (0.24%) Mesos
13 33 (0.24%) Oracle RMAN
14 32 (0.23%) Data Guard
15 25 (0.18%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 3,247 (23.22%) Microsoft
2 2,013 (14.40%) Oracle
3 782 (5.59%) Tableau
4 467 (3.34%) Google
5 455 (3.25%) VMware
6 302 (2.16%) Sybase
7 256 (1.83%) SAP
8 245 (1.75%) Citrix
9 238 (1.70%) Cisco
10 231 (1.65%) Informatica
11 222 (1.59%) Salesforce.com
12 202 (1.44%) Bloomberg
13 172 (1.23%) IBM
14 167 (1.19%) Talend
15 155 (1.11%) WorldPay
16 151 (1.08%) Adobe
17 142 (1.02%) Red Hat
18 138 (0.99%) Alteryx
18 138 (0.99%) Cognos
19 124 (0.89%) Charles River