Period
to 25 January 2020

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 25 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
England > London
6 months to
25 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 4 4 4
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Permanent jobs citing SQL 9,192 12,732 13,556
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 18.08% 20.19% 19.37%
As % of the Programming Languages category 31.98% 35.29% 35.07%
Number of salaries quoted 7,711 10,552 11,107
London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +9.09% -
10th Percentile £36,500 £36,250 £35,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £83,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -

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 28,740 36,077 38,652
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 56.53% 57.20% 55.23%
Number of salaries quoted 23,923 30,197 31,863
London median annual salary £67,500 £65,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.85% +8.33% +4.35%
10th Percentile £40,000 £37,500 £36,250
90th Percentile £102,500 £95,000 £90,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +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 25 January 2020.

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 25 January 2020. 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 2,111 £62,500 +4.17% 513
West London 0 462 £55,000 +10.00% 180
South London 0 327 £52,500 +5.00% 50
East London +6 145 £57,500 - 77
North London 0 81 £45,000 - 12
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 25 January 2020, 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 2,966 (32.27%) Finance
2 2,904 (31.59%) Agile Software Development
3 2,772 (30.16%) SQL Server
4 2,547 (27.71%) Python
5 2,393 (26.03%) C#
6 2,137 (23.25%) Azure
7 2,066 (22.48%) .NET
8 2,063 (22.44%) Java
9 1,868 (20.32%) AWS
10 1,758 (19.13%) Microsoft
11 1,708 (18.58%) Business Intelligence
12 1,645 (17.90%) Analytics
13 1,573 (17.11%) JavaScript
14 1,269 (13.81%) Degree
15 1,238 (13.47%) DevOps
16 1,231 (13.39%) Oracle
17 1,199 (13.04%) ETL
18 1,185 (12.89%) Data Warehouse
19 1,145 (12.46%) T-SQL
20 1,064 (11.58%) Problem-Solving
21 1,025 (11.15%) HTML
22 1,020 (11.10%) Software Engineering
23 1,007 (10.96%) Git (software)
24 996 (10.84%) Analytical Skills
25 995 (10.82%) Linux
26 980 (10.66%) Windows
27 979 (10.65%) Microservices
28 952 (10.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
29 945 (10.28%) Computer Science
30 941 (10.24%) TDD

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
1 457 (4.97%) Apache Spark
2 261 (2.84%) SharePoint
3 248 (2.70%) Elasticsearch
3 248 (2.70%) IIS
4 197 (2.14%) SAS
5 174 (1.89%) Apache
6 132 (1.44%) Tomcat
7 124 (1.35%) Confluence
8 116 (1.26%) Apache Airflow
9 89 (0.97%) CMS
10 60 (0.65%) MS Exchange
11 47 (0.51%) JBoss
12 44 (0.48%) WebSphere
13 35 (0.38%) Drupal
13 35 (0.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 30 (0.33%) Apache Solr
14 30 (0.33%) Oracle Workflow
14 30 (0.33%) Skype for Business
15 29 (0.32%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 27 (0.29%) Umbraco
Applications
1 574 (6.24%) Microsoft Excel
2 309 (3.36%) Microsoft Office
3 75 (0.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 75 (0.82%) MS Visio
4 44 (0.48%) SPSS
5 31 (0.34%) Microsoft Project
5 31 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
6 6 (0.065%) Adobe Premiere
7 4 (0.044%) Acrobat
7 4 (0.044%) Adobe Illustrator
7 4 (0.044%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.044%) SPSS Modeler
8 3 (0.033%) InDesign
8 3 (0.033%) Stata
9 2 (0.022%) Chatbot
9 2 (0.022%) Notepad++
9 2 (0.022%) Weka
10 1 (0.011%) FileZilla
10 1 (0.011%) GNU Octave
10 1 (0.011%) ProjectWise
Business Applications
1 161 (1.75%) Markit EDM
2 152 (1.65%) Dynamics CRM
3 127 (1.38%) thinkFolio
4 89 (0.97%) PolarLake
5 78 (0.85%) Eagle PACE
6 65 (0.71%) Front Arena
7 56 (0.61%) Dynamics AX
8 37 (0.40%) NetSuite
9 35 (0.38%) Payment Gateway
10 32 (0.35%) LatentZero
11 31 (0.34%) Magento
12 28 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
12 28 (0.30%) SDL Web 8
13 25 (0.27%) Cognos Business Intelligence
14 19 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
15 18 (0.20%) Oracle ERP
16 17 (0.18%) SAP Hybris
17 16 (0.17%) Endur
17 16 (0.17%) FastStats
18 14 (0.15%) Salerio
Cloud Services
1 2,137 (23.25%) Azure
2 1,868 (20.32%) AWS
3 870 (9.46%) Power Platform
4 463 (5.04%) GCP
5 356 (3.87%) SaaS
6 269 (2.93%) Office 365
7 198 (2.15%) Serverless
8 179 (1.95%) PaaS
9 172 (1.87%) Amazon S3
10 165 (1.80%) Azure Data Factory
11 156 (1.70%) GitHub
12 154 (1.68%) Cloud Computing
13 143 (1.56%) Amazon EC2
14 136 (1.48%) Dynamics 365
15 104 (1.13%) IaaS
16 84 (0.91%) Azure Active Directory
17 82 (0.89%) Google Analytics
18 80 (0.87%) OpenShift
19 77 (0.84%) Amazon EMR
19 77 (0.84%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 158 (1.72%) DNS
2 146 (1.59%) Firewall
3 142 (1.54%) TCP/IP
4 104 (1.13%) HTTP
5 102 (1.11%) Internet
6 87 (0.95%) SAN
7 77 (0.84%) DHCP
8 48 (0.52%) WAN
9 44 (0.48%) LAN
10 41 (0.45%) SSL
11 31 (0.34%) BGP
11 31 (0.34%) Skype
11 31 (0.34%) VPN
12 26 (0.28%) FTP
13 25 (0.27%) NAS
14 23 (0.25%) VoIP
15 19 (0.21%) Cisco ASA
15 19 (0.21%) Intranet
15 19 (0.21%) Software-Defined Networking
16 17 (0.18%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,772 (30.16%) SQL Server
2 1,185 (12.89%) Data Warehouse
3 952 (10.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 897 (9.76%) NoSQL
5 840 (9.14%) Power BI
6 791 (8.61%) Big Data
7 746 (8.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 727 (7.91%) Relational Database
9 585 (6.36%) PostgreSQL
10 527 (5.73%) MySQL
11 497 (5.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 441 (4.80%) Hadoop
13 345 (3.75%) Azure SQL Database
14 285 (3.10%) Data Lake
15 273 (2.97%) RDBMS
16 245 (2.67%) Amazon Redshift
17 235 (2.56%) MongoDB
18 199 (2.16%) Oracle Database
19 191 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
20 185 (2.01%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1,007 (10.96%) Git (software)
2 524 (5.70%) Jenkins
3 518 (5.64%) JIRA
4 286 (3.11%) Visual Studio
5 233 (2.53%) Team Foundation Server
6 219 (2.38%) Selenium
7 175 (1.90%) Maven
8 174 (1.89%) TeamCity
9 165 (1.80%) Octopus Deploy
10 156 (1.70%) JUnit
11 148 (1.61%) Cucumber
12 142 (1.54%) NUnit
13 118 (1.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 112 (1.22%) Visual Studio Team System
15 111 (1.21%) Bitbucket
16 99 (1.08%) Subversion
17 97 (1.06%) GitLab
18 91 (0.99%) Artifactory
19 89 (0.97%) SpecFlow
20 72 (0.78%) WebDriver
General
1 2,966 (32.27%) Finance
2 857 (9.32%) Banking
3 595 (6.47%) Front Office
4 475 (5.17%) Marketing
5 339 (3.69%) Retail
6 252 (2.74%) Back Office
7 205 (2.23%) Games
8 172 (1.87%) Public Sector
9 165 (1.80%) Investment Banking
10 156 (1.70%) Legal
11 154 (1.68%) Law
12 126 (1.37%) Advertising
13 101 (1.10%) Financial Institution
14 91 (0.99%) Publishing
15 69 (0.75%) Telecoms
16 62 (0.67%) French Language
17 58 (0.63%) Manufacturing
18 57 (0.62%) German Language
19 51 (0.55%) Spanish Language
20 47 (0.51%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 3,606 (39.23%) Developer
2 1,579 (17.18%) Analyst
3 820 (8.92%) C# Developer
4 777 (8.45%) SQL Developer
5 687 (7.47%) .NET Developer
6 678 (7.38%) Java Developer
7 626 (6.81%) Senior Developer
8 561 (6.10%) Data Engineer
9 471 (5.12%) Software Engineer
10 424 (4.61%) Applications Support
11 392 (4.26%) C# .NET Developer
12 376 (4.09%) Data Analyst
13 373 (4.06%) Support Analyst
14 361 (3.93%) Architect
15 332 (3.61%) Consultant
16 311 (3.38%) Business Intelligence Developer
17 275 (2.99%) Junior
18 271 (2.95%) DBA
19 253 (2.75%) Java Engineer
20 247 (2.69%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,066 (22.48%) .NET
2 1,025 (11.15%) HTML
3 858 (9.33%) CSS
4 857 (9.32%) ASP.NET
5 856 (9.31%) Web Services
6 774 (8.42%) AngularJS
7 602 (6.55%) REST
8 595 (6.47%) React
9 542 (5.90%) RESTful
10 529 (5.76%) XML
11 505 (5.49%) Spring
12 484 (5.27%) ASP.NET Web API
13 465 (5.06%) .NET Core
14 449 (4.88%) .NET Framework
15 407 (4.43%) ASP.NET MVC
16 354 (3.85%) Node.js
17 309 (3.36%) JSON
18 305 (3.32%) HTML5
19 304 (3.31%) jQuery
20 260 (2.83%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 996 (10.84%) Analytical Skills
2 564 (6.14%) Hedge funds
3 528 (5.74%) Fixed Income
4 454 (4.94%) Derivative
5 453 (4.93%) Equities
6 416 (4.53%) Greenfield Project
7 321 (3.49%) Algorithms
8 319 (3.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 276 (3.00%) Management Information System
10 266 (2.89%) Data Structures
11 243 (2.64%) User Experience
12 211 (2.30%) Self-Motivation
13 192 (2.09%) Reference Data
14 146 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
15 119 (1.29%) Public Cloud
16 107 (1.16%) Equity Derivative
17 104 (1.13%) Data Centre
18 98 (1.07%) Blog
18 98 (1.07%) Mobile App
19 96 (1.04%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 995 (10.82%) Linux
2 980 (10.66%) Windows
3 592 (6.44%) Unix
4 421 (4.58%) Windows Server
5 94 (1.02%) Windows Server 2012
6 80 (0.87%) Android
7 79 (0.86%) Windows Server 2008
8 78 (0.85%) Windows 10
9 73 (0.79%) CentOS
10 61 (0.66%) Apple iOS
10 61 (0.66%) Mac OS X
11 58 (0.63%) Windows 7
12 51 (0.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 32 (0.35%) Solaris
14 18 (0.20%) Fedora
15 17 (0.18%) VMS
16 16 (0.17%) Debian
16 16 (0.17%) Oracle Linux
17 13 (0.14%) Ubuntu
18 11 (0.12%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,904 (31.59%) Agile Software Development
2 1,708 (18.58%) Business Intelligence
3 1,645 (17.90%) Analytics
4 1,238 (13.47%) DevOps
5 1,199 (13.04%) ETL
6 1,064 (11.58%) Problem-Solving
7 1,020 (11.10%) Software Engineering
8 979 (10.65%) Microservices
9 945 (10.28%) Computer Science
10 941 (10.24%) TDD
11 820 (8.92%) Scrum
12 788 (8.57%) Data Science
13 774 (8.42%) MVC
14 750 (8.16%) Data Modelling
15 732 (7.96%) Fintech
16 722 (7.85%) Asset Management
17 717 (7.80%) Test Automation
18 700 (7.62%) Machine Learning
19 664 (7.22%) Visualisation
20 624 (6.79%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 2,547 (27.71%) Python
2 2,393 (26.03%) C#
3 2,063 (22.44%) Java
4 1,573 (17.11%) JavaScript
5 1,145 (12.46%) T-SQL
6 674 (7.33%) R
7 589 (6.41%) PowerShell
8 420 (4.57%) PL/SQL
9 347 (3.78%) C++
10 342 (3.72%) Scala
11 311 (3.38%) VBA
12 295 (3.21%) PHP
13 273 (2.97%) Bash Shell
14 226 (2.46%) Java 8
15 202 (2.20%) Perl
16 195 (2.12%) TypeScript
17 181 (1.97%) Shell Script
18 163 (1.77%) Ruby
19 140 (1.52%) VB
20 135 (1.47%) C
Qualifications
1 1,269 (13.81%) Degree
2 464 (5.05%) Computer Science Degree
3 140 (1.52%) Microsoft Certification
4 99 (1.08%) PhD
5 82 (0.89%) Master's Degree
6 81 (0.88%) Numerate Degree
7 52 (0.57%) MCSA
8 50 (0.54%) Security Cleared
9 49 (0.53%) MCSE
10 39 (0.42%) SC Cleared
11 38 (0.41%) Cisco Certification
12 29 (0.32%) CCNA
12 29 (0.32%) MCP
13 22 (0.24%) MCSD
14 19 (0.21%) CCNP
14 19 (0.21%) ISEB
15 18 (0.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 16 (0.17%) ISTQB
17 14 (0.15%) ITIL Certification
17 14 (0.15%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 527 (5.73%) QA
2 382 (4.16%) Data Quality
3 83 (0.90%) SLA
4 82 (0.89%) GDPR
5 27 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 26 (0.28%) Actionable Recommendations
6 26 (0.28%) MiFID
7 22 (0.24%) EMIR
8 17 (0.18%) Solvency II
9 15 (0.16%) IFRS
10 12 (0.13%) PCI DSS
11 10 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 9 (0.098%) Dodd-Frank
12 9 (0.098%) PMO
13 5 (0.054%) HL7
14 4 (0.044%) PSD2
15 3 (0.033%) NIST
16 2 (0.022%) DICOM
16 2 (0.022%) FINRA
16 2 (0.022%) NCSC
System Software
1 916 (9.97%) Docker
2 385 (4.19%) Active Directory
3 155 (1.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 112 (1.22%) Hyper-V
5 65 (0.71%) VirtualBox
6 64 (0.70%) HDFS
7 52 (0.57%) XenApp
8 43 (0.47%) Virtual Machines
9 39 (0.42%) vSphere
10 32 (0.35%) XenDesktop
11 23 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
12 22 (0.24%) Oracle RAC
13 19 (0.21%) Firmware
14 12 (0.13%) Forefront TMG
15 8 (0.087%) Virtual Servers
16 7 (0.076%) Apache Flume
16 7 (0.076%) Apache ZooKeeper
16 7 (0.076%) Terminal Server
17 6 (0.065%) Terminal Services
18 5 (0.054%) KVM
Systems Management
1 599 (6.52%) Kubernetes
2 283 (3.08%) Terraform
3 258 (2.81%) Ansible
4 158 (1.72%) Puppet
5 120 (1.31%) SCCM
6 90 (0.98%) Opscode Chef
7 64 (0.70%) Docker Swarm
8 59 (0.64%) Grafana
9 50 (0.54%) Nagios
10 44 (0.48%) Prometheus
11 37 (0.40%) Control-M
12 36 (0.39%) Packer
13 33 (0.36%) Automic
14 30 (0.33%) Kibana
15 29 (0.32%) Data Guard
16 28 (0.30%) Microsoft Intune
17 27 (0.29%) SCOM
18 24 (0.26%) Graphite
19 22 (0.24%) Consul
19 22 (0.24%) SQL Sentry
Vendors
1 1,758 (19.13%) Microsoft
2 1,231 (13.39%) Oracle
3 722 (7.85%) Tableau
4 445 (4.84%) Google
5 282 (3.07%) VMware
6 236 (2.57%) Bloomberg
7 219 (2.38%) Salesforce.com
8 183 (1.99%) SAP
9 169 (1.84%) Informatica
10 157 (1.71%) IBM
11 141 (1.53%) Sybase
12 126 (1.37%) Charles River
13 109 (1.19%) Citrix
13 109 (1.19%) SimCorp
14 105 (1.14%) Databricks
15 102 (1.11%) Reuters
16 89 (0.97%) WorldPay
17 88 (0.96%) Cloudera
17 88 (0.96%) Teradata
18 84 (0.91%) Talend