Period
to 23 September 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
England > South East
6 months to
23 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 4 4 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 0
Permanent jobs citing SQL 4,852 6,195 6,288
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 18.86% 21.25% 21.72%
As % of the Programming Languages category 35.42% 37.33% 39.29%
Number of salaries quoted 4,232 5,529 5,665
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.09% +7.78% -

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 the South East with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
South East
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 13,699 16,596 16,005
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 53.24% 56.93% 55.30%
Number of salaries quoted 11,781 14,396 13,907
South East median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £28,750 £29,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £71,250 £67,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £49,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% +2.04% +3.16%

SQL
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing SQL as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for SQL in the South East

SQL
Salary Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SQL in the South East.

Salary trend for SQL in the South East

SQL
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SQL in the South East over the 6 months to 23 September 2019.

Salary histogram for SQL in the South East

SQL
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SQL within the South East region over the 6 months to 23 September 2019. 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
Thames Valley -1 1,733 £45,000 -5.26% 281
Hampshire 0 1,397 £40,000 -5.88% 180
Berkshire 0 949 £50,000 - 130
Surrey 0 702 £52,500 +5.00% 135
West Sussex +3 476 £45,000 +9.76% 77
Buckinghamshire -2 420 £43,250 -3.89% 78
Oxfordshire +2 364 £42,500 -10.53% 73
East Sussex -2 304 £40,000 -11.11% 36
Kent -1 207 £42,000 +20.00% 87
Middlesex -8 13 £65,000 +8.33% 4
Isle of Wight - 11 £27,500 -
Home Counties -5 2 £52,500 +50.00%
Sussex +8 1 £45,000 +12.50%
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 23 September 2019, 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 South East region with a requirement for SQL.

1 1,844 (38.00%) C#
2 1,604 (33.06%) .NET
3 1,561 (32.17%) Agile Software Development
4 1,475 (30.40%) SQL Server
5 1,447 (29.82%) JavaScript
6 997 (20.55%) Microsoft
7 971 (20.01%) HTML
8 930 (19.17%) Azure
9 869 (17.91%) Windows
10 855 (17.62%) MVC
11 846 (17.44%) CSS
12 824 (16.98%) ASP.NET
13 813 (16.76%) Java
14 708 (14.59%) Degree
15 632 (13.03%) Linux
16 616 (12.70%) T-SQL
16 616 (12.70%) Oracle
17 613 (12.63%) Problem-Solving
18 593 (12.22%) Finance
19 589 (12.14%) AngularJS
20 565 (11.64%) Python
21 561 (11.56%) Business Intelligence
22 546 (11.25%) Git (software)
23 482 (9.93%) Web Services
24 479 (9.87%) Computer Science
25 468 (9.65%) DevOps
26 454 (9.36%) AWS
27 448 (9.23%) XML
28 437 (9.01%) SDLC
29 430 (8.86%) Software Engineering

SQL
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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
1 205 (4.23%) SharePoint
2 204 (4.20%) IIS
3 119 (2.45%) Tomcat
4 87 (1.79%) Apache
5 81 (1.67%) JBoss
6 68 (1.40%) Elasticsearch
7 67 (1.38%) Confluence
7 67 (1.38%) SAS
8 66 (1.36%) Apache Spark
9 56 (1.15%) BizTalk Server
10 53 (1.09%) MS Exchange
11 52 (1.07%) CMS
12 49 (1.01%) WordPress
13 47 (0.97%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 38 (0.78%) Oracle Workflow
15 35 (0.72%) Skype for Business
16 31 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2013
16 31 (0.64%) WebLogic
17 27 (0.56%) nginx
18 21 (0.43%) Umbraco
Applications
1 229 (4.72%) Microsoft Excel
2 137 (2.82%) Microsoft Office
3 25 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
4 20 (0.41%) MS Visio
5 17 (0.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 14 (0.29%) Photoshop
7 12 (0.25%) SPSS
8 6 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
9 5 (0.10%) Microsoft Project
10 2 (0.041%) SPSS Modeler
11 1 (0.021%) Chatbot
11 1 (0.021%) CPLEX
11 1 (0.021%) Maya
11 1 (0.021%) Notepad++
11 1 (0.021%) Stata
11 1 (0.021%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 70 (1.44%) Oracle EBS
2 61 (1.26%) Dynamics CRM
3 38 (0.78%) Oracle Applications
4 37 (0.76%) Oracle EBS R12
5 30 (0.62%) Oracle ERP
6 19 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
7 17 (0.35%) FastStats
8 15 (0.31%) Oracle BPM
8 15 (0.31%) Oracle Receivables
9 14 (0.29%) Dynamics NAV
9 14 (0.29%) NetSuite
9 14 (0.29%) Oracle HRMS
10 11 (0.23%) Adobe Campaign
10 11 (0.23%) Oracle Payables
10 11 (0.23%) SAP SD
10 11 (0.23%) Workday HCM
11 10 (0.21%) Oracle Assets
11 10 (0.21%) Oracle Cash Management
11 10 (0.21%) Sage X3
12 8 (0.16%) nopCommerce
Cloud Services
1 930 (19.17%) Azure
2 454 (9.36%) AWS
3 237 (4.88%) Power Platform
4 221 (4.55%) SaaS
5 150 (3.09%) Office 365
6 98 (2.02%) GCP
6 98 (2.02%) PaaS
6 98 (2.02%) Serverless
7 67 (1.38%) IaaS
8 58 (1.20%) GitHub
9 55 (1.13%) Azure Functions
10 45 (0.93%) Dynamics 365
11 43 (0.89%) Azure Active Directory
12 37 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
13 32 (0.66%) Azure Data Factory
14 24 (0.49%) Amazon S3
15 23 (0.47%) AWS Lambda
16 22 (0.45%) OpenShift
17 21 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
18 19 (0.39%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 142 (2.93%) Firewall
2 112 (2.31%) TCP/IP
3 108 (2.23%) DNS
4 76 (1.57%) Internet
5 73 (1.50%) DHCP
6 70 (1.44%) HTTP
7 58 (1.20%) SAN
8 56 (1.15%) WAN
9 53 (1.09%) LAN
10 50 (1.03%) VoIP
11 44 (0.91%) Network Security
12 43 (0.89%) VPN
13 41 (0.85%) VLAN
14 28 (0.58%) HTTPS
15 25 (0.52%) FTP
16 20 (0.41%) SSL
17 19 (0.39%) MPLS
17 19 (0.39%) NAS
18 18 (0.37%) Wi-Fi
19 17 (0.35%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,475 (30.40%) SQL Server
2 395 (8.14%) Relational Database
3 351 (7.23%) MySQL
4 342 (7.05%) NoSQL
5 336 (6.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 320 (6.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 299 (6.16%) Data Warehouse
8 228 (4.70%) Power BI
9 217 (4.47%) PostgreSQL
10 148 (3.05%) Big Data
11 146 (3.01%) Oracle Database
12 140 (2.89%) MongoDB
13 130 (2.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 124 (2.56%) RDBMS
15 115 (2.37%) Azure SQL Database
16 112 (2.31%) SQL Server 2012
17 110 (2.27%) SQL Server 2008
18 85 (1.75%) Oracle Reports
19 84 (1.73%) SQL Server 2016
20 67 (1.38%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 546 (11.25%) Git (software)
2 275 (5.67%) Visual Studio
3 253 (5.21%) JIRA
4 245 (5.05%) Jenkins
5 222 (4.58%) Team Foundation Server
6 192 (3.96%) Selenium
7 153 (3.15%) Subversion
8 108 (2.23%) Maven
9 85 (1.75%) Cucumber
10 72 (1.48%) TeamCity
11 63 (1.30%) JUnit
12 58 (1.20%) SoapUI
12 58 (1.20%) Visual Studio Team System
13 54 (1.11%) Bitbucket
14 53 (1.09%) SpecFlow
15 49 (1.01%) Oracle Forms
16 41 (0.85%) WebDriver
17 37 (0.76%) Octopus Deploy
18 36 (0.74%) Appium
18 36 (0.74%) NUnit
General
1 593 (12.22%) Finance
2 228 (4.70%) Retail
3 199 (4.10%) Marketing
4 131 (2.70%) Manufacturing
5 102 (2.10%) Telecoms
6 93 (1.92%) Games
7 62 (1.28%) Automotive
8 52 (1.07%) Public Sector
9 42 (0.87%) Advertising
10 34 (0.70%) Electronics
11 33 (0.68%) Back Office
12 23 (0.47%) Banking
13 21 (0.43%) Aerospace
14 19 (0.39%) Legal
15 18 (0.37%) Military
15 18 (0.37%) Publishing
16 16 (0.33%) Law
17 15 (0.31%) Financial Institution
18 14 (0.29%) Billing
19 13 (0.27%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 2,383 (49.11%) Developer
2 686 (14.14%) Analyst
3 643 (13.25%) Software Developer
4 576 (11.87%) .NET Developer
5 514 (10.59%) C# Developer
6 381 (7.85%) Senior Developer
7 270 (5.56%) C# .NET Developer
8 258 (5.32%) Java Developer
9 252 (5.19%) SQL Developer
10 240 (4.95%) Junior
11 239 (4.93%) Support Analyst
12 231 (4.76%) Applications Support
13 217 (4.47%) Software Engineer
14 189 (3.90%) C# Software Developer
15 186 (3.83%) Junior Developer
16 176 (3.63%) DBA
17 171 (3.52%) Graduate
18 167 (3.44%) .NET Software Developer
19 164 (3.38%) Full Stack Developer
20 154 (3.17%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,604 (33.06%) .NET
2 971 (20.01%) HTML
3 846 (17.44%) CSS
4 824 (16.98%) ASP.NET
5 589 (12.14%) AngularJS
6 482 (9.93%) Web Services
7 448 (9.23%) XML
8 374 (7.71%) jQuery
9 363 (7.48%) .NET Framework
10 326 (6.72%) REST
11 298 (6.14%) RESTful
12 284 (5.85%) SOAP
12 284 (5.85%) WCF
13 278 (5.73%) ASP.NET MVC
14 250 (5.15%) JSON
15 245 (5.05%) ASP.NET Web API
16 228 (4.70%) Spring
17 223 (4.60%) React
18 184 (3.79%) .NET Core
19 181 (3.73%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 429 (8.84%) Analytical Skills
2 184 (3.79%) Self-Motivation
3 168 (3.46%) Greenfield Project
4 160 (3.30%) Management Information System
5 151 (3.11%) Mobile App
6 98 (2.02%) User Experience
7 97 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
8 83 (1.71%) Data Centre
9 80 (1.65%) Replication
10 73 (1.50%) Algorithms
11 68 (1.40%) Data Structures
12 58 (1.20%) Clustering
13 50 (1.03%) Client/Server
14 45 (0.93%) EPoS
15 40 (0.82%) Driving Licence
16 38 (0.78%) Private Cloud
17 32 (0.66%) Enterprise Cloud
18 30 (0.62%) Public Cloud
19 29 (0.60%) Hybrid Cloud
20 27 (0.56%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 869 (17.91%) Windows
2 632 (13.03%) Linux
3 315 (6.49%) Windows Server
4 181 (3.73%) Unix
5 110 (2.27%) Windows 7
6 105 (2.16%) Apple iOS
7 97 (2.00%) Android
7 97 (2.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 88 (1.81%) Windows Server 2008
9 76 (1.57%) Windows 10
10 58 (1.20%) Debian
11 53 (1.09%) Windows 8
12 26 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 20 (0.41%) CentOS
14 19 (0.39%) VMS
15 16 (0.33%) Solaris
16 13 (0.27%) MVS
17 12 (0.25%) Ubuntu
18 5 (0.10%) Windows Server 2003
19 4 (0.082%) ThreadX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,561 (32.17%) Agile Software Development
2 855 (17.62%) MVC
3 613 (12.63%) Problem-Solving
4 561 (11.56%) Business Intelligence
5 479 (9.87%) Computer Science
6 468 (9.65%) DevOps
7 437 (9.01%) SDLC
8 430 (8.86%) Software Engineering
9 419 (8.64%) Scrum
10 401 (8.26%) TDD
11 397 (8.18%) Web Development
12 375 (7.73%) Test Automation
13 336 (6.92%) Analytics
14 330 (6.80%) ETL
15 312 (6.43%) ITIL
16 308 (6.35%) Continuous Integration
17 300 (6.18%) OO
18 287 (5.92%) Mentoring
19 249 (5.13%) Data Modelling
20 233 (4.80%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 1,844 (38.00%) C#
2 1,447 (29.82%) JavaScript
3 813 (16.76%) Java
4 616 (12.70%) T-SQL
5 565 (11.64%) Python
6 304 (6.27%) PowerShell
7 296 (6.10%) PHP
8 252 (5.19%) PL/SQL
9 219 (4.51%) C++
10 180 (3.71%) C
11 161 (3.32%) VB.NET
12 101 (2.08%) R
12 101 (2.08%) VB
13 83 (1.71%) Bash Shell
14 82 (1.69%) TypeScript
15 80 (1.65%) Ruby
16 64 (1.32%) Java 8
17 63 (1.30%) Perl
18 61 (1.26%) Scala
18 61 (1.26%) VBA
Qualifications
1 708 (14.59%) Degree
2 254 (5.23%) Computer Science Degree
3 128 (2.64%) Security Cleared
4 115 (2.37%) Microsoft Certification
5 90 (1.85%) SC Cleared
6 57 (1.17%) ISTQB
7 55 (1.13%) MCSE
8 52 (1.07%) ISEB
9 51 (1.05%) Cisco Certification
10 43 (0.89%) CCNA
11 38 (0.78%) Numerate Degree
12 30 (0.62%) Master's Degree
13 29 (0.60%) MCSA
14 21 (0.43%) MCP
15 20 (0.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 17 (0.35%) DV Cleared
17 14 (0.29%) CCNP
18 12 (0.25%) CISSP
18 12 (0.25%) DBS Check
19 11 (0.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 284 (5.85%) QA
2 125 (2.58%) SLA
3 71 (1.46%) Data Quality
4 44 (0.91%) GDPR
5 30 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 28 (0.58%) PCI DSS
7 20 (0.41%) DICOM
8 11 (0.23%) COBIT
9 8 (0.16%) PMO
10 6 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 4 (0.082%) GAMP
11 4 (0.082%) WCAG
12 3 (0.062%) IFRS
12 3 (0.062%) ISO 9001
13 2 (0.041%) Cyber Essentials
13 2 (0.041%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 2 (0.041%) ISO 14001
13 2 (0.041%) ISO 9000
13 2 (0.041%) PSD2
13 2 (0.041%) Solvency II
System Software
1 294 (6.06%) Docker
2 260 (5.36%) Active Directory
3 155 (3.19%) VMware Infrastructure
4 102 (2.10%) Hyper-V
5 34 (0.70%) Virtual Machines
6 32 (0.66%) VMware ESXi
7 29 (0.60%) Oracle RAC
8 22 (0.45%) Firmware
8 22 (0.45%) vSphere
9 18 (0.37%) Terminal Server
10 15 (0.31%) VirtualBox
10 15 (0.31%) XenApp
11 14 (0.29%) LXC
11 14 (0.29%) XenDesktop
12 11 (0.23%) Xen
13 8 (0.16%) Terminal Services
14 7 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
15 6 (0.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
16 5 (0.10%) iptables
17 4 (0.082%) etcd
Systems Management
1 155 (3.19%) Kubernetes
2 100 (2.06%) Puppet
3 93 (1.92%) Ansible
4 71 (1.46%) Opscode Chef
5 60 (1.24%) SCCM
6 59 (1.22%) Terraform
7 33 (0.68%) SCOM
8 30 (0.62%) Kibana
9 20 (0.41%) vCenter Server
10 17 (0.35%) HP ALM
11 14 (0.29%) Docker Swarm
12 13 (0.27%) Microsoft Intune
13 12 (0.25%) HP Quality Center
13 12 (0.25%) Microsoft Clustering
13 12 (0.25%) WSUS
14 10 (0.21%) AirWatch
14 10 (0.21%) Red Hat Satellite
15 9 (0.19%) ZABBIX
16 8 (0.16%) Backup Exec
16 8 (0.16%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 997 (20.55%) Microsoft
2 616 (12.70%) Oracle
3 220 (4.53%) VMware
4 125 (2.58%) SAP
5 120 (2.47%) Tableau
6 118 (2.43%) Google
7 94 (1.94%) Citrix
8 87 (1.79%) ServiceNow
9 67 (1.38%) IBM
9 67 (1.38%) Salesforce.com
10 66 (1.36%) Cisco
11 64 (1.32%) Informatica
12 48 (0.99%) Zend
13 35 (0.72%) Xamarin
14 34 (0.70%) Sage
15 31 (0.64%) Atlassian
16 29 (0.60%) Adobe
16 29 (0.60%) Databricks
17 27 (0.56%) HP
17 27 (0.56%) MuleSoft