Period
to 26 February 2021

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 26 February 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
England > London
6 months to
26 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 8 4 4
Rank change year-on-year -4 0 0
Permanent jobs citing SQL 5,086 9,187 12,612
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 18.33% 18.11% 20.08%
As % of the Programming Languages category 30.18% 32.27% 35.12%
Number of salaries quoted 4,886 8,040 10,960
Median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% +9.09%
10th Percentile £40,625 £37,500 £36,250
90th Percentile £97,500 £95,000 £90,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +6.38%

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 16,850 28,469 35,907
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 60.74% 56.13% 57.17%
Number of salaries quoted 14,258 23,900 30,410
Median annual salary £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.70% +3.85% +8.33%
10th Percentile £43,750 £40,000 £37,500
90th Percentile £105,000 £105,000 £95,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%

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 26 February 2021.

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 26 February 2021. 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 -2 1,152 £67,500 +8.00% 262
West London +1 210 £57,500 +4.55% 128
South London -10 114 £57,500 +9.52% 29
East London -1 54 £47,500 -13.64% 74
North London -2 17 £57,500 +32.86% 6
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 26 February 2021, 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 1,871 (36.79%) Python
2 1,707 (33.56%) Finance
3 1,600 (31.46%) Azure
4 1,553 (30.53%) Agile Software Development
5 1,223 (24.05%) AWS
6 1,204 (23.67%) C#
7 1,147 (22.55%) SQL Server
8 1,124 (22.10%) Java
9 1,075 (21.14%) JavaScript
10 1,073 (21.10%) .NET
11 1,018 (20.02%) Analytics
12 982 (19.31%) Business Intelligence
13 960 (18.88%) DevOps
14 936 (18.40%) Microsoft
15 782 (15.38%) Degree
16 725 (14.25%) Power Platform
17 673 (13.23%) Microservices
18 672 (13.21%) Data Warehouse
19 668 (13.13%) ETL
20 656 (12.90%) Software Engineering
21 626 (12.31%) Power BI
22 622 (12.23%) Analytical Skills
23 612 (12.03%) Docker
24 608 (11.95%) Web Services
25 569 (11.19%) React
26 568 (11.17%) CSS
27 555 (10.91%) NoSQL
28 535 (10.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
29 524 (10.30%) TDD
30 523 (10.28%) Kubernetes

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
1 314 (6.17%) SharePoint
2 259 (5.09%) Apache Spark
3 148 (2.91%) Apache
4 130 (2.56%) SAS
5 126 (2.48%) Apache Airflow
6 111 (2.18%) Confluence
7 90 (1.77%) IIS
8 87 (1.71%) Elasticsearch
9 37 (0.73%) Luigi
10 35 (0.69%) CMS
11 28 (0.55%) MS Exchange
11 28 (0.55%) Tomcat
12 21 (0.41%) Apache Pig
13 20 (0.39%) WebLogic
14 19 (0.37%) nginx
15 18 (0.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 15 (0.29%) EPiServer
16 15 (0.29%) WebSphere
17 14 (0.28%) BizTalk Server
18 13 (0.26%) MTS
Applications
1 256 (5.03%) Microsoft Excel
2 93 (1.83%) Microsoft Office
3 28 (0.55%) SPSS
4 27 (0.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 25 (0.49%) MS Visio
6 15 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
7 11 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 11 (0.22%) InVision
7 11 (0.22%) Sketch
8 4 (0.079%) Microsoft Project
8 4 (0.079%) Stata
9 3 (0.059%) SPSS Modeler
10 2 (0.039%) Chatbot
10 2 (0.039%) InfoPath
11 1 (0.020%) Maya
Business Applications
1 193 (3.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 31 (0.61%) Dynamics AX
3 29 (0.57%) Markit EDM
4 22 (0.43%) Eagle PACE
5 20 (0.39%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 17 (0.33%) Summit
7 16 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
8 14 (0.28%) NetSuite
9 13 (0.26%) Oracle ERP
10 8 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
10 8 (0.16%) Endur
10 8 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
10 8 (0.16%) SAP Business One
11 7 (0.14%) Elite 3E
11 7 (0.14%) PolarLake
12 6 (0.12%) Northgate Housing
12 6 (0.12%) Social Studio
13 5 (0.098%) iTrent
13 5 (0.098%) PeopleSoft HCM
13 5 (0.098%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 1,600 (31.46%) Azure
2 1,223 (24.05%) AWS
3 725 (14.25%) Power Platform
4 402 (7.90%) GCP
5 395 (7.77%) Serverless
6 237 (4.66%) AWS Lambda
7 231 (4.54%) PaaS
8 213 (4.19%) Amazon S3
9 189 (3.72%) Azure Data Factory
10 180 (3.54%) Amazon EC2
11 178 (3.50%) SaaS
12 164 (3.22%) Dynamics 365
13 157 (3.09%) Azure Active Directory
14 154 (3.03%) Microsoft 365
15 96 (1.89%) IaaS
16 84 (1.65%) Azure Functions
17 81 (1.59%) Amazon ECS
18 77 (1.51%) Amazon Kinesis
19 69 (1.36%) GitHub
20 67 (1.32%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 100 (1.97%) Firewall
2 51 (1.00%) TCP/IP
3 50 (0.98%) DNS
4 42 (0.83%) Internet
5 38 (0.75%) HTTP
6 32 (0.63%) DHCP
7 31 (0.61%) WAN
8 28 (0.55%) LAN
9 24 (0.47%) VPN
10 23 (0.45%) SSH
11 21 (0.41%) FIX Connectivity
12 19 (0.37%) SAN
13 17 (0.33%) FTP
14 16 (0.31%) Intrusion Detection
14 16 (0.31%) Network Security
15 14 (0.28%) Broadband
16 11 (0.22%) Intranet
16 11 (0.22%) Remote Desktop
16 11 (0.22%) Skype
16 11 (0.22%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,147 (22.55%) SQL Server
2 672 (13.21%) Data Warehouse
3 626 (12.31%) Power BI
4 555 (10.91%) NoSQL
5 535 (10.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 479 (9.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 435 (8.55%) Tableau
8 363 (7.14%) Relational Database
9 347 (6.82%) Big Data
10 341 (6.70%) PostgreSQL
11 298 (5.86%) MySQL
12 292 (5.74%) Azure SQL Database
13 245 (4.82%) Hadoop
14 223 (4.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 214 (4.21%) Amazon Redshift
16 201 (3.95%) Data Lake
17 168 (3.30%) MongoDB
18 155 (3.05%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 155 (3.05%) Looker
19 134 (2.63%) BigQuery
Development Applications
1 476 (9.36%) Git (software)
2 296 (5.82%) Jenkins
3 288 (5.66%) JIRA
4 171 (3.36%) Selenium
5 167 (3.28%) Visual Studio
6 150 (2.95%) Team Foundation Server
7 101 (1.99%) TeamCity
8 96 (1.89%) Cucumber
9 91 (1.79%) Maven
10 88 (1.73%) Visual Studio Team System
11 77 (1.51%) JUnit
12 75 (1.47%) GitLab
13 71 (1.40%) Bitbucket
13 71 (1.40%) Octopus Deploy
14 65 (1.28%) Artifactory
15 58 (1.14%) Cypress.io
16 57 (1.12%) Subversion
17 53 (1.04%) Gradle
18 48 (0.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 48 (0.94%) SpecFlow
General
1 1,707 (33.56%) Finance
2 502 (9.87%) Banking
3 312 (6.13%) Front Office
4 240 (4.72%) Marketing
5 184 (3.62%) Retail
6 160 (3.15%) Back Office
7 91 (1.79%) Advertising
8 88 (1.73%) Investment Banking
9 84 (1.65%) Law
10 83 (1.63%) Legal
11 80 (1.57%) Public Sector
12 79 (1.55%) Games
13 60 (1.18%) Manufacturing
14 57 (1.12%) Financial Institution
15 50 (0.98%) Private Banking
16 31 (0.61%) Telecoms
17 22 (0.43%) Publishing
18 20 (0.39%) Housing Association
19 16 (0.31%) Electronics
20 14 (0.28%) Billing
Job Titles
1 2,021 (39.74%) Developer
2 790 (15.53%) Analyst
3 461 (9.06%) Data Engineer
4 395 (7.77%) Senior Developer
5 386 (7.59%) C# Developer
6 350 (6.88%) .NET Developer
7 338 (6.65%) SQL Developer
8 304 (5.98%) Python Developer
9 300 (5.90%) Software Engineer
10 266 (5.23%) Java Developer
11 235 (4.62%) Full Stack Developer
12 231 (4.54%) Applications Support
13 227 (4.46%) Data Analyst
14 224 (4.40%) Python Engineer
15 196 (3.85%) Data Scientist
16 192 (3.78%) C# .NET Developer
17 191 (3.76%) Architect
17 191 (3.76%) Consultant
18 177 (3.48%) Business Intelligence Developer
19 167 (3.28%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,073 (21.10%) .NET
2 608 (11.95%) Web Services
3 569 (11.19%) React
4 568 (11.17%) CSS
5 491 (9.65%) HTML
6 468 (9.20%) AngularJS
7 397 (7.81%) .NET Core
8 329 (6.47%) REST
9 293 (5.76%) XML
10 275 (5.41%) .NET Framework
11 263 (5.17%) ASP.NET
12 258 (5.07%) ASP.NET Web API
13 250 (4.92%) Kafka
14 249 (4.90%) Spring
15 240 (4.72%) Node.js
16 236 (4.64%) Vue.js
17 218 (4.29%) jQuery
18 191 (3.76%) RESTful
19 180 (3.54%) Entity Framework
20 171 (3.36%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 622 (12.23%) Analytical Skills
2 384 (7.55%) Hedge funds
3 262 (5.15%) Equities
4 226 (4.44%) Derivative
5 209 (4.11%) Fixed Income
6 196 (3.85%) Greenfield Project
7 171 (3.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 150 (2.95%) Algorithms
9 130 (2.56%) Data Structures
10 113 (2.22%) Self-Motivation
11 112 (2.20%) N-Tier
12 109 (2.14%) Management Information System
13 96 (1.89%) User Experience
14 92 (1.81%) Mobile App
15 73 (1.44%) Enterprise Software
15 73 (1.44%) Virtual Team
16 68 (1.34%) Reinsurance
17 63 (1.24%) Reference Data
18 55 (1.08%) Clustering
19 50 (0.98%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 464 (9.12%) Linux
2 416 (8.18%) Windows
3 251 (4.94%) Unix
4 140 (2.75%) Windows Server
5 47 (0.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 45 (0.88%) Android
7 42 (0.83%) Apple iOS
8 29 (0.57%) Windows 10
9 27 (0.53%) Windows Server 2016
10 24 (0.47%) Solaris
11 23 (0.45%) Ubuntu
12 21 (0.41%) CentOS
13 20 (0.39%) Windows Server 2008
14 14 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
15 13 (0.26%) Windows 7
16 7 (0.14%) Mac OS
17 6 (0.12%) Debian
17 6 (0.12%) Windows Server 2003
18 5 (0.098%) Mac OS X
18 5 (0.098%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,553 (30.53%) Agile Software Development
2 1,018 (20.02%) Analytics
3 982 (19.31%) Business Intelligence
4 960 (18.88%) DevOps
5 673 (13.23%) Microservices
6 668 (13.13%) ETL
7 656 (12.90%) Software Engineering
8 524 (10.30%) TDD
9 517 (10.17%) Computer Science
10 503 (9.89%) Test Automation
11 479 (9.42%) Data Science
12 474 (9.32%) Visualisation
13 455 (8.95%) Problem-Solving
14 431 (8.47%) Continuous Integration
15 418 (8.22%) Data Modelling
16 412 (8.10%) Fintech
16 412 (8.10%) Scrum
17 407 (8.00%) Machine Learning
18 385 (7.57%) OO
19 363 (7.14%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 1,871 (36.79%) Python
2 1,204 (23.67%) C#
3 1,124 (22.10%) Java
4 1,075 (21.14%) JavaScript
5 518 (10.18%) T-SQL
6 326 (6.41%) PowerShell
7 288 (5.66%) R
8 263 (5.17%) TypeScript
9 249 (4.90%) C++
10 180 (3.54%) Scala
11 164 (3.22%) PHP
12 150 (2.95%) C
13 143 (2.81%) Kotlin
14 137 (2.69%) PL/SQL
15 122 (2.40%) Shell Script
16 117 (2.30%) Bash Shell
17 110 (2.16%) Perl
18 98 (1.93%) Go
19 86 (1.69%) VB
20 78 (1.53%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 782 (15.38%) Degree
2 234 (4.60%) Computer Science Degree
3 102 (2.01%) Security Cleared
4 81 (1.59%) Numerate Degree
5 72 (1.42%) SC Cleared
6 51 (1.00%) Microsoft Certification
7 42 (0.83%) PhD
8 41 (0.81%) Master's Degree
9 31 (0.61%) BPSS Clearance
10 18 (0.35%) DV Cleared
11 17 (0.33%) CCNA
11 17 (0.33%) Cisco Certification
12 15 (0.29%) MCSE
13 14 (0.28%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 14 (0.28%) Sun Certification
14 13 (0.26%) CISSP
14 13 (0.26%) Oracle Certification
15 12 (0.24%) AWS Certification
15 12 (0.24%) ITIL Certification
16 11 (0.22%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 278 (5.47%) QA
2 185 (3.64%) Data Quality
3 55 (1.08%) GDPR
4 36 (0.71%) SLA
5 23 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 23 (0.45%) NIST
6 8 (0.16%) PCI DSS
7 7 (0.14%) COBIT
8 6 (0.12%) EMIR
9 5 (0.098%) MiFID
10 4 (0.079%) PMO
11 3 (0.059%) ISO 13485
12 2 (0.039%) ISO 20022
12 2 (0.039%) PSD2
12 2 (0.039%) TARGET2
13 1 (0.020%) AIFMD
13 1 (0.020%) CDISC
13 1 (0.020%) HL7
13 1 (0.020%) Solvency II
13 1 (0.020%) WCAG
System Software
1 612 (12.03%) Docker
2 222 (4.36%) Active Directory
3 59 (1.16%) VMware Infrastructure
4 47 (0.92%) HDFS
5 33 (0.65%) Hyper-V
6 15 (0.29%) VirtualBox
7 14 (0.28%) Oracle RAC
7 14 (0.28%) vSphere
8 12 (0.24%) XenApp
9 10 (0.20%) Virtual Desktop
10 8 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
11 5 (0.098%) VMware ESXi
11 5 (0.098%) VMware Server
12 4 (0.079%) Apache Flume
12 4 (0.079%) Postfix
13 3 (0.059%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 3 (0.059%) Snort
13 3 (0.059%) Squid
13 3 (0.059%) Time Sharing Option
13 3 (0.059%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 523 (10.28%) Kubernetes
2 300 (5.90%) Terraform
3 128 (2.52%) Ansible
4 88 (1.73%) Puppet
5 77 (1.51%) Opscode Chef
6 54 (1.06%) SCCM
7 24 (0.47%) Prometheus
8 23 (0.45%) Failover Clustering
9 21 (0.41%) Microsoft Intune
10 19 (0.37%) Docker Swarm
11 18 (0.35%) Grafana
12 15 (0.29%) Control-M
13 13 (0.26%) Nessus
14 11 (0.22%) Oracle RMAN
14 11 (0.22%) SCOM
15 9 (0.18%) Istio
16 8 (0.16%) ITRS Geneos
16 8 (0.16%) Kibana
16 8 (0.16%) Packer
17 7 (0.14%) Oozie
Vendors
1 936 (18.40%) Microsoft
2 442 (8.69%) Oracle
3 359 (7.06%) Google
4 156 (3.07%) Databricks
5 130 (2.56%) VMware
6 103 (2.03%) Salesforce.com
7 84 (1.65%) Talend
8 83 (1.63%) Informatica
9 80 (1.57%) Nintex
10 72 (1.42%) Bloomberg
11 66 (1.30%) Cloudera
12 62 (1.22%) Sybase
13 61 (1.20%) SAP
14 53 (1.04%) Red Hat
15 47 (0.92%) IBM
16 46 (0.90%) Alteryx
17 44 (0.87%) Atlassian
17 44 (0.87%) Citrix
18 42 (0.83%) Cisco
19 41 (0.81%) Splunk