Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
England > South East
6 months to
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 3 3 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 -1
Permanent jobs citing SQL 5,531 7,024 6,321
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 20.74% 22.80% 19.90%
As % of the Programming Languages category 36.91% 39.83% 39.40%
Number of salaries quoted 4,894 6,414 5,688
South East median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £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 the South East with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
South East
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 14,984 17,636 16,044
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 56.19% 57.24% 50.52%
Number of salaries quoted 12,940 15,382 14,003
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +4.65%
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £63,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%

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 16 January 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 16 January 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 0 2,110 £47,500 +11.76% 348
Hampshire -1 1,417 £40,000 - 188
Berkshire -1 1,105 £50,000 +11.11% 154
Surrey 0 966 £50,000 +5.26% 182
Buckinghamshire 0 594 £42,500 +6.25% 97
West Sussex -2 456 £42,500 -5.56% 53
Oxfordshire -1 411 £47,500 +5.56% 97
East Sussex -2 344 £45,000 - 33
Kent +3 213 £40,000 - 79
Middlesex -1 17 £60,000 +9.09% 1
Sussex +3 4 £55,000 +57.14%
Home Counties -2 2 £57,500 +32.18%
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 16 January 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 2,182 (39.45%) C#
2 1,994 (36.05%) .NET
3 1,952 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
4 1,779 (32.16%) SQL Server
5 1,505 (27.21%) JavaScript
6 1,278 (23.11%) Microsoft
7 1,117 (20.20%) HTML
8 1,084 (19.60%) MVC
9 1,053 (19.04%) Java
10 1,033 (18.68%) ASP.NET
11 957 (17.30%) CSS
12 894 (16.16%) Windows
13 856 (15.48%) Oracle
14 847 (15.31%) Degree
15 802 (14.50%) T-SQL
16 795 (14.37%) Microsoft Azure
17 745 (13.47%) Linux
18 728 (13.16%) Finance
19 715 (12.93%) Problem-Solving
20 687 (12.42%) Python
21 635 (11.48%) AngularJS
22 633 (11.44%) Business Intelligence
22 633 (11.44%) TDD
23 614 (11.10%) Software Engineering
24 613 (11.08%) Web Services
25 596 (10.78%) Git (software)
26 562 (10.16%) Scrum
27 540 (9.76%) XML
28 520 (9.40%) jQuery
29 502 (9.08%) Test Automation

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
1 356 (6.44%) IIS
2 183 (3.31%) SharePoint
3 160 (2.89%) Apache
4 135 (2.44%) Elasticsearch
5 122 (2.21%) SAS
6 109 (1.97%) Apache Spark
7 107 (1.93%) Confluence
8 79 (1.43%) Tomcat
9 78 (1.41%) BizTalk Server
10 75 (1.36%) CMS
11 52 (0.94%) Umbraco
12 47 (0.85%) JBoss
13 45 (0.81%) MS Exchange
14 43 (0.78%) Sitecore CMS
15 40 (0.72%) WebLogic
16 38 (0.69%) OpenStack
17 36 (0.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 28 (0.51%) EPiServer
19 26 (0.47%) SharePoint 2013
20 24 (0.43%) WordPress
Applications
1 231 (4.18%) Microsoft Excel
2 149 (2.69%) Microsoft Office
3 14 (0.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 12 (0.22%) MS Visio
4 12 (0.22%) SPSS
5 10 (0.18%) Chatbot
5 10 (0.18%) Photoshop
6 9 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
7 7 (0.13%) Microsoft Project
8 4 (0.072%) EngageOne
9 3 (0.054%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.018%) InVision
10 1 (0.018%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 69 (1.25%) Oracle EBS
2 54 (0.98%) Oracle EBS R12
3 45 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
4 34 (0.61%) Oracle Payroll
5 33 (0.60%) Oracle 11i
6 27 (0.49%) Remedy ITSM
7 23 (0.42%) Oracle Receivables
8 21 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
8 21 (0.38%) Dynamics NAV
8 21 (0.38%) Oracle Financials
8 21 (0.38%) Oracle Payables
9 20 (0.36%) Oracle Assets
9 20 (0.36%) Oracle General Ledger
10 15 (0.27%) SAP Business One
11 14 (0.25%) Oracle HRMS
12 13 (0.24%) Oracle Applications
12 13 (0.24%) Oracle ERP
13 12 (0.22%) NetSuite
13 12 (0.22%) Oracle Cash Management
14 11 (0.20%) Oracle iProcurement
Cloud Services
1 795 (14.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 485 (8.77%) Amazon AWS
3 197 (3.56%) SaaS
4 169 (3.06%) Office 365
5 106 (1.92%) PaaS
6 83 (1.50%) GitHub
7 81 (1.46%) IaaS
8 79 (1.43%) Serverless
9 53 (0.96%) Azure Active Directory
10 51 (0.92%) Amazon EC2
11 47 (0.85%) Google Analytics
12 46 (0.83%) Amazon S3
13 36 (0.65%) OpenShift
14 35 (0.63%) Amazon EMR
14 35 (0.63%) AWS Lambda
15 33 (0.60%) Azure Functions
16 32 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
17 28 (0.51%) Amazon Kinesis
17 28 (0.51%) Amazon SQS
18 26 (0.47%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 167 (3.02%) Firewall
2 127 (2.30%) Internet
3 119 (2.15%) TCP/IP
4 97 (1.75%) DNS
5 79 (1.43%) WAN
6 67 (1.21%) LAN
7 52 (0.94%) VLAN
8 46 (0.83%) SAN
9 41 (0.74%) Network Security
9 41 (0.74%) VPN
10 40 (0.72%) DHCP
11 35 (0.63%) HTTP
11 35 (0.63%) SSL
12 28 (0.51%) VoIP
13 25 (0.45%) Intranet
14 19 (0.34%) Skype
15 18 (0.33%) HTTPS
16 16 (0.29%) SMTP
16 16 (0.29%) SNMP
17 15 (0.27%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,779 (32.16%) SQL Server
2 432 (7.81%) Relational Database
3 426 (7.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 394 (7.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 344 (6.22%) MySQL
6 330 (5.97%) Data Warehouse
7 317 (5.73%) NoSQL
8 247 (4.47%) Power BI
9 224 (4.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 221 (4.00%) Oracle Database
11 207 (3.74%) Big Data
12 180 (3.25%) PostgreSQL
12 180 (3.25%) SQL Server 2008
13 152 (2.75%) RDBMS
14 142 (2.57%) MongoDB
15 137 (2.48%) Hadoop
16 117 (2.12%) SQL Server 2012
17 116 (2.10%) Azure SQL Database
18 88 (1.59%) Apache Hive
19 86 (1.55%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 596 (10.78%) Git (software)
2 405 (7.32%) Visual Studio
3 297 (5.37%) Team Foundation Server
4 282 (5.10%) JIRA
5 250 (4.52%) Jenkins
6 165 (2.98%) Selenium
7 99 (1.79%) Subversion
7 99 (1.79%) TeamCity
8 80 (1.45%) Octopus Deploy
8 80 (1.45%) Oracle Forms
9 78 (1.41%) Maven
10 73 (1.32%) JUnit
11 70 (1.27%) NUnit
12 67 (1.21%) SoapUI
13 55 (0.99%) Bitbucket
14 54 (0.98%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 51 (0.92%) Eclipse
16 50 (0.90%) WebDriver
17 49 (0.89%) Vagrant
18 48 (0.87%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 728 (13.16%) Finance
2 242 (4.38%) Retail
3 172 (3.11%) Marketing
4 155 (2.80%) Telecoms
5 91 (1.65%) Manufacturing
6 78 (1.41%) Banking
7 68 (1.23%) Advertising
8 60 (1.08%) Games
9 55 (0.99%) Back Office
10 42 (0.76%) French Language
11 37 (0.67%) Automotive
12 35 (0.63%) German Language
13 33 (0.60%) Electronics
14 32 (0.58%) Legal
15 27 (0.49%) Billing
16 20 (0.36%) Italian Language
16 20 (0.36%) Publishing
17 18 (0.33%) Spanish Language
18 14 (0.25%) Investment Banking
19 10 (0.18%) Law
Job Titles
1 2,611 (47.21%) Developer
2 830 (15.01%) .NET Developer
3 728 (13.16%) Analyst
4 722 (13.05%) C# Developer
5 611 (11.05%) Software Developer
6 451 (8.15%) C# .NET Developer
7 415 (7.50%) Senior Developer
8 363 (6.56%) SQL Developer
9 321 (5.80%) DBA
10 318 (5.75%) Java Developer
11 273 (4.94%) Software Engineer
12 251 (4.54%) SQL DBA
13 242 (4.38%) ASP.NET Developer
14 229 (4.14%) Support Analyst
15 228 (4.12%) C# ASP.NET Developer
16 226 (4.09%) Junior
17 220 (3.98%) C# Software Developer
18 207 (3.74%) Architect
19 201 (3.63%) Applications Support
20 179 (3.24%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,994 (36.05%) .NET
2 1,117 (20.20%) HTML
3 1,033 (18.68%) ASP.NET
4 957 (17.30%) CSS
5 635 (11.48%) AngularJS
6 613 (11.08%) Web Services
7 540 (9.76%) XML
8 520 (9.40%) jQuery
9 475 (8.59%) ASP.NET MVC
10 432 (7.81%) .NET Framework
11 395 (7.14%) ASP.NET Web API
12 378 (6.83%) WCF
13 349 (6.31%) REST
14 347 (6.27%) RESTful
15 302 (5.46%) Spring
16 260 (4.70%) JSON
17 258 (4.66%) HTML5
17 258 (4.66%) SOAP
18 225 (4.07%) Entity Framework
19 190 (3.44%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 423 (7.65%) Analytical Skills
2 218 (3.94%) Self-Motivation
3 182 (3.29%) Greenfield Project
4 161 (2.91%) User Experience
5 158 (2.86%) Management Information System
6 155 (2.80%) Fintech
7 139 (2.51%) Mobile App
8 137 (2.48%) Enterprise Software
9 130 (2.35%) Algorithms
10 97 (1.75%) Clustering
11 78 (1.41%) Replication
12 72 (1.30%) Client/Server
13 68 (1.23%) Data Centre
14 61 (1.10%) Social Network
15 55 (0.99%) N-Tier
16 52 (0.94%) Data Structures
17 51 (0.92%) EPoS
17 51 (0.92%) Public Cloud
18 40 (0.72%) Reinsurance
19 38 (0.69%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 894 (16.16%) Windows
2 745 (13.47%) Linux
3 374 (6.76%) Unix
4 359 (6.49%) Windows Server
5 137 (2.48%) Apple iOS
6 106 (1.92%) Android
7 103 (1.86%) Windows Server 2008
8 94 (1.70%) Windows Server 2012
9 89 (1.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 74 (1.34%) Windows 7
11 64 (1.16%) Windows 10
12 60 (1.08%) AIX
13 39 (0.71%) CentOS
14 33 (0.60%) Windows 8
15 21 (0.38%) Ubuntu
16 20 (0.36%) Solaris
17 17 (0.31%) Windows Server 2003
18 14 (0.25%) Windows XP
19 13 (0.24%) VMS
20 12 (0.22%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,952 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
2 1,084 (19.60%) MVC
3 715 (12.93%) Problem-Solving
4 633 (11.44%) Business Intelligence
4 633 (11.44%) TDD
5 614 (11.10%) Software Engineering
6 562 (10.16%) Scrum
7 502 (9.08%) Test Automation
8 481 (8.70%) SDLC
9 457 (8.26%) Computer Science
10 455 (8.23%) OO
11 389 (7.03%) Analytics
12 374 (6.76%) DevOps
13 373 (6.74%) Continuous Integration
14 349 (6.31%) Web Development
15 308 (5.57%) Unit Testing
16 283 (5.12%) Microservices
17 282 (5.10%) Data Modelling
18 278 (5.03%) ITIL
19 272 (4.92%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 2,182 (39.45%) C#
2 1,505 (27.21%) JavaScript
3 1,053 (19.04%) Java
4 802 (14.50%) T-SQL
5 687 (12.42%) Python
6 399 (7.21%) PL/SQL
7 350 (6.33%) C++
8 244 (4.41%) PHP
9 242 (4.38%) C
10 223 (4.03%) PowerShell
11 170 (3.07%) R
12 154 (2.78%) Shell Script
13 149 (2.69%) VB.NET
14 110 (1.99%) Ruby
15 108 (1.95%) Java 8
16 106 (1.92%) Perl
17 98 (1.77%) VB
18 83 (1.50%) TypeScript
19 79 (1.43%) Bash Shell
20 71 (1.28%) Scala
Qualifications
1 847 (15.31%) Degree
2 212 (3.83%) Computer Science Degree
3 184 (3.33%) Security Cleared
4 124 (2.24%) Microsoft Certification
5 89 (1.61%) SC Cleared
6 73 (1.32%) ISTQB
6 73 (1.32%) MCSE
7 69 (1.25%) ISEB
8 60 (1.08%) MCSA
9 43 (0.78%) Cisco Certification
10 36 (0.65%) Master's Degree
11 28 (0.51%) DV Cleared
12 26 (0.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 26 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
12 26 (0.47%) MCITP
13 22 (0.40%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 20 (0.36%) PhD
15 15 (0.27%) PMI Certification
16 14 (0.25%) MCP
17 12 (0.22%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 391 (7.07%) QA
2 100 (1.81%) SLA
3 88 (1.59%) Data Quality
4 47 (0.85%) GDPR
5 28 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 25 (0.45%) PMO
7 11 (0.20%) DICOM
8 9 (0.16%) ISO 9001
9 7 (0.13%) GAMP
9 7 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 6 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials
10 6 (0.11%) WAI
11 5 (0.090%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 4 (0.072%) PCI DSS
13 3 (0.054%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 2 (0.036%) ISO 13485
14 2 (0.036%) ISO 26262
14 2 (0.036%) WCAG
15 1 (0.018%) DO-178B
15 1 (0.018%) HL7
System Software
1 279 (5.04%) Active Directory
2 248 (4.48%) Docker
3 175 (3.16%) VMware Infrastructure
4 114 (2.06%) Hyper-V
5 40 (0.72%) vSphere
6 38 (0.69%) Virtual Machines
7 28 (0.51%) VirtualBox
8 22 (0.40%) Oracle RAC
9 20 (0.36%) XenApp
10 18 (0.33%) XenDesktop
11 14 (0.25%) LXC
12 13 (0.24%) GPFS
13 12 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
14 11 (0.20%) Xen
15 10 (0.18%) Varnish
15 10 (0.18%) Virtual Servers
16 9 (0.16%) Terminal Server
17 8 (0.14%) HDFS
18 7 (0.13%) Firmware
19 6 (0.11%) KVM
Systems Management
1 140 (2.53%) Ansible
2 116 (2.10%) Puppet
3 112 (2.02%) Kubernetes
4 88 (1.59%) Opscode Chef
5 62 (1.12%) SCCM
6 61 (1.10%) Terraform
7 44 (0.80%) Hadoop YARN
8 34 (0.61%) Salt
9 31 (0.56%) HP Quality Center
10 28 (0.51%) Kibana
11 24 (0.43%) SCOM
12 19 (0.34%) Data Guard
12 19 (0.34%) HAProxy
12 19 (0.34%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 18 (0.33%) logstash
13 18 (0.33%) Nagios
14 17 (0.31%) Docker Swarm
14 17 (0.31%) HP ALM
15 15 (0.27%) Grafana
15 15 (0.27%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 1,278 (23.11%) Microsoft
2 856 (15.48%) Oracle
3 248 (4.48%) VMware
4 186 (3.36%) Tableau
5 161 (2.91%) SAP
6 88 (1.59%) Cisco
7 86 (1.55%) Red Hat
8 84 (1.52%) Google
9 83 (1.50%) Citrix
10 62 (1.12%) Sitecore
11 59 (1.07%) HP
12 55 (0.99%) Atlassian
13 52 (0.94%) Salesforce.com
14 50 (0.90%) IBM
15 45 (0.81%) Xamarin
16 38 (0.69%) Remedy
17 37 (0.67%) Telerik
18 36 (0.65%) Cognos
18 36 (0.65%) ServiceNow
19 31 (0.56%) Informatica