Period
to 23 September 2018

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

SQL (Structured Query Language)
England > South East
6 months to
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 4 3 3
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 -1
Permanent jobs citing SQL 6,195 6,288 7,516
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 21.25% 21.73% 20.84%
As % of the Programming Languages category 37.33% 39.29% 39.65%
Number of salaries quoted 5,529 5,665 6,816
South East median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +2.41%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £27,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £48,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 16,596 16,004 18,958
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 56.94% 55.30% 52.56%
Number of salaries quoted 14,396 13,906 16,814
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £29,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +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 23 September 2018.

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 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
Thames Valley 0 2,527 £47,500 +11.76% 372
Hampshire 0 1,466 £42,500 +6.25% 157
Berkshire -1 1,277 £50,000 +11.11% 144
Surrey -1 1,082 £50,000 +5.26% 115
Buckinghamshire +1 689 £45,000 +8.43% 105
Oxfordshire -2 563 £47,500 +11.76% 123
West Sussex -3 452 £41,000 -3.53% 58
East Sussex -3 400 £45,000 - 44
Kent -4 226 £35,000 - 70
Middlesex +10 20 £60,000 +54.84%
Home Counties +1 10 £35,000 -19.54%
Sussex -7 6 £40,000 -42.86%
SQL
England

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

1 2,329 (37.59%) C#
2 2,127 (34.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2,073 (33.46%) .NET
4 1,933 (31.20%) SQL Server
5 1,888 (30.48%) JavaScript
6 1,592 (25.70%) Microsoft
7 1,450 (23.41%) HTML
8 1,248 (20.15%) Java
9 1,230 (19.85%) CSS
10 1,136 (18.34%) MVC
11 1,045 (16.87%) ASP.NET
12 962 (15.53%) T-SQL
13 955 (15.42%) Windows
14 935 (15.09%) Finance
15 931 (15.03%) Oracle
16 891 (14.38%) Degree
17 880 (14.21%) Problem-Solving
18 845 (13.64%) Linux
19 815 (13.16%) Microsoft Azure
20 796 (12.85%) AngularJS
21 724 (11.69%) Python
22 691 (11.15%) Web Services
23 688 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
24 671 (10.83%) TDD
25 666 (10.75%) Software Engineering
26 638 (10.30%) Git (software)
27 630 (10.17%) Scrum
28 603 (9.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
29 576 (9.30%) jQuery
30 573 (9.25%) Analytical Skills

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
1 364 (5.88%) IIS
2 181 (2.92%) SharePoint
3 153 (2.47%) Confluence
4 138 (2.23%) Apache
5 96 (1.55%) Apache Spark
6 94 (1.52%) CMS
7 90 (1.45%) Elasticsearch
7 90 (1.45%) Tomcat
8 89 (1.44%) JBoss
9 76 (1.23%) Umbraco
10 72 (1.16%) MS Exchange
11 71 (1.15%) SAS
12 70 (1.13%) WebLogic
13 59 (0.95%) BizTalk Server
14 48 (0.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 44 (0.71%) OpenStack
16 40 (0.65%) WebSphere
17 38 (0.61%) Drupal
18 33 (0.53%) Sitecore CMS
19 30 (0.48%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 344 (5.55%) Microsoft Excel
2 161 (2.60%) Microsoft Office
3 31 (0.50%) Chatbot
4 26 (0.42%) MS Visio
5 20 (0.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 19 (0.31%) Microsoft Project
7 11 (0.18%) SPSS
8 8 (0.13%) Photoshop
9 7 (0.11%) GNU Octave
10 6 (0.097%) Spreadsheet
11 4 (0.065%) Doxygen
12 3 (0.048%) Adobe Illustrator
13 2 (0.032%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 2 (0.032%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 92 (1.49%) Dynamics NAV
2 91 (1.47%) Dynamics CRM
3 36 (0.58%) Oracle EBS
4 34 (0.55%) Dynamics AX
5 28 (0.45%) NetSuite
6 26 (0.42%) Remedy ITSM
7 24 (0.39%) Oracle EBS R12
8 20 (0.32%) Oracle Financials
9 18 (0.29%) Oracle ERP
10 17 (0.27%) SAP ERP
11 15 (0.24%) Oracle Applications
12 13 (0.21%) Oracle Receivables
13 12 (0.19%) Oracle 11i
14 10 (0.16%) Oracle Payables
14 10 (0.16%) Salesforce.com CRM
14 10 (0.16%) SAP Business One
15 8 (0.13%) Magento
16 7 (0.11%) Infor M3
16 7 (0.11%) Unit4 Business World
17 6 (0.097%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 815 (13.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 488 (7.88%) Amazon AWS
3 154 (2.49%) Office 365
4 120 (1.94%) SaaS
5 103 (1.66%) PaaS
6 77 (1.24%) IaaS
7 57 (0.92%) GitHub
8 49 (0.79%) Google Analytics
9 44 (0.71%) Serverless
10 42 (0.68%) Dynamics 365
11 33 (0.53%) Azure Active Directory
12 31 (0.50%) Amazon EC2
12 31 (0.50%) Amazon S3
12 31 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
12 31 (0.50%) npm
13 30 (0.48%) OpenShift
14 27 (0.44%) Azure Data Factory
14 27 (0.44%) Google Cloud Platform
15 19 (0.31%) Amazon SQS
16 18 (0.29%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 129 (2.08%) Internet
2 123 (1.99%) TCP/IP
3 110 (1.78%) Firewall
4 90 (1.45%) DNS
5 54 (0.87%) WAN
6 53 (0.86%) LAN
7 52 (0.84%) SAN
7 52 (0.84%) VLAN
8 48 (0.77%) VoIP
9 46 (0.74%) VPN
10 41 (0.66%) Network Security
11 40 (0.65%) Intranet
12 38 (0.61%) HTTP
13 35 (0.56%) SSL
14 27 (0.44%) Skype
15 26 (0.42%) SMS
16 23 (0.37%) Broadband
16 23 (0.37%) Cisco ASA
16 23 (0.37%) DHCP
17 22 (0.36%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,933 (31.20%) SQL Server
2 603 (9.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 559 (9.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 467 (7.54%) MySQL
5 456 (7.36%) Relational Database
6 387 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
7 334 (5.39%) NoSQL
8 309 (4.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 293 (4.73%) Power BI
10 227 (3.66%) Big Data
11 217 (3.50%) PostgreSQL
12 199 (3.21%) Oracle Database
13 196 (3.16%) SQL Server 2012
14 194 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
15 170 (2.74%) RDBMS
16 150 (2.42%) MongoDB
17 131 (2.11%) Hadoop
18 114 (1.84%) SQL Server 2016
19 111 (1.79%) Azure SQL Database
20 80 (1.29%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 638 (10.30%) Git (software)
2 448 (7.23%) Visual Studio
3 321 (5.18%) Team Foundation Server
4 308 (4.97%) JIRA
5 263 (4.25%) Jenkins
6 195 (3.15%) Selenium
7 129 (2.08%) Subversion
8 107 (1.73%) JUnit
9 85 (1.37%) Maven
10 79 (1.28%) Eclipse
11 73 (1.18%) SoapUI
12 72 (1.16%) Oracle Forms
13 70 (1.13%) TeamCity
14 63 (1.02%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 60 (0.97%) Cucumber
16 59 (0.95%) Bitbucket
16 59 (0.95%) NUnit
16 59 (0.95%) Visual Studio Team System
17 57 (0.92%) Vagrant
18 53 (0.86%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 935 (15.09%) Finance
2 321 (5.18%) Retail
3 206 (3.33%) Marketing
4 175 (2.82%) Advertising
5 172 (2.78%) Telecoms
6 132 (2.13%) Manufacturing
7 124 (2.00%) Banking
8 68 (1.10%) Games
9 57 (0.92%) German Language
10 49 (0.79%) Back Office
10 49 (0.79%) French Language
11 46 (0.74%) Automotive
12 40 (0.65%) Electronics
12 40 (0.65%) Legal
13 24 (0.39%) Billing
13 24 (0.39%) Italian Language
14 23 (0.37%) Financial Institution
14 23 (0.37%) Spanish Language
15 22 (0.36%) Publishing
16 21 (0.34%) Law
Job Titles
1 2,973 (47.99%) Developer
2 939 (15.16%) Analyst
3 924 (14.92%) .NET Developer
4 859 (13.87%) C# Developer
5 625 (10.09%) Software Developer
6 580 (9.36%) C# .NET Developer
7 568 (9.17%) SQL Developer
8 510 (8.23%) Senior Developer
9 392 (6.33%) Java Developer
10 315 (5.08%) Software Engineer
11 298 (4.81%) C# Software Developer
12 291 (4.70%) DBA
13 252 (4.07%) ASP.NET Developer
14 246 (3.97%) Support Analyst
15 241 (3.89%) Junior
16 240 (3.87%) Consultant
16 240 (3.87%) SQL DBA
17 232 (3.74%) Applications Support
18 231 (3.73%) C# ASP.NET Developer
19 226 (3.65%) .NET Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,073 (33.46%) .NET
2 1,450 (23.41%) HTML
3 1,230 (19.85%) CSS
4 1,045 (16.87%) ASP.NET
5 796 (12.85%) AngularJS
6 691 (11.15%) Web Services
7 576 (9.30%) jQuery
8 563 (9.09%) XML
9 473 (7.64%) ASP.NET MVC
10 428 (6.91%) HTML5
11 404 (6.52%) REST
12 397 (6.41%) .NET Framework
13 393 (6.34%) WCF
14 390 (6.30%) ASP.NET Web API
15 333 (5.38%) Spring
16 313 (5.05%) RESTful
17 274 (4.42%) JSON
18 266 (4.29%) Node.js
19 262 (4.23%) WPF
20 261 (4.21%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 573 (9.25%) Analytical Skills
2 467 (7.54%) Computer Science
3 252 (4.07%) Self-Motivation
4 201 (3.24%) Greenfield Project
5 169 (2.73%) Enterprise Software
6 168 (2.71%) Mobile App
7 156 (2.52%) User Experience
8 152 (2.45%) Fintech
9 147 (2.37%) Management Information System
10 124 (2.00%) Algorithms
11 88 (1.42%) Data Centre
12 68 (1.10%) Clustering
13 67 (1.08%) Client/Server
14 65 (1.05%) Public Cloud
15 63 (1.02%) Replication
16 62 (1.00%) Linux Command Line
17 55 (0.89%) Virtual Team
18 52 (0.84%) Data Structures
19 47 (0.76%) Private Cloud
20 46 (0.74%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 955 (15.42%) Windows
2 845 (13.64%) Linux
3 397 (6.41%) Unix
4 370 (5.97%) Windows Server
5 111 (1.79%) Apple iOS
6 108 (1.74%) Windows Server 2008
7 102 (1.65%) Windows Server 2012
8 100 (1.61%) Windows 7
9 96 (1.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 92 (1.49%) Android
11 75 (1.21%) Windows 10
12 45 (0.73%) Windows 8
13 40 (0.65%) AIX
14 39 (0.63%) Ubuntu
15 31 (0.50%) Solaris
16 27 (0.44%) CentOS
17 13 (0.21%) VMS
18 11 (0.18%) Windows Server 2003
19 10 (0.16%) Windows XP
20 9 (0.15%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,127 (34.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1,136 (18.34%) MVC
3 880 (14.21%) Problem-Solving
4 688 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
5 671 (10.83%) TDD
6 666 (10.75%) Software Engineering
7 630 (10.17%) Scrum
8 502 (8.10%) Test Automation
9 482 (7.78%) OO
10 457 (7.38%) SDLC
11 404 (6.52%) Analytics
12 389 (6.28%) Unit Testing
13 388 (6.26%) Web Development
14 386 (6.23%) Continuous Integration
15 357 (5.76%) ETL
16 343 (5.54%) DevOps
17 333 (5.38%) ITIL
18 301 (4.86%) Mentoring
19 275 (4.44%) Project Management
20 266 (4.29%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 2,329 (37.59%) C#
2 1,888 (30.48%) JavaScript
3 1,248 (20.15%) Java
4 962 (15.53%) T-SQL
5 724 (11.69%) Python
6 412 (6.65%) C++
7 368 (5.94%) PL/SQL
8 279 (4.50%) C
9 271 (4.37%) PHP
10 250 (4.04%) PowerShell
11 182 (2.94%) VB.NET
12 137 (2.21%) Shell Script
13 132 (2.13%) R
14 122 (1.97%) Bash Shell
15 117 (1.89%) TypeScript
16 108 (1.74%) VB
17 100 (1.61%) Java 8
18 92 (1.49%) Ruby
19 85 (1.37%) VBA
20 81 (1.31%) Perl
Qualifications
1 891 (14.38%) Degree
2 239 (3.86%) Computer Science Degree
3 195 (3.15%) Security Cleared
4 105 (1.69%) Microsoft Certification
5 87 (1.40%) SC Cleared
6 77 (1.24%) ISTQB
7 66 (1.07%) ISEB
8 49 (0.79%) MCSE
9 47 (0.76%) DV Cleared
10 46 (0.74%) PMI Certification
11 31 (0.50%) PhD
12 30 (0.48%) MCSA
13 25 (0.40%) Master's Degree
14 21 (0.34%) Cisco Certification
15 20 (0.32%) CCNA
15 20 (0.32%) ITIL Certification
16 19 (0.31%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 14 (0.23%) CCNP
18 13 (0.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
19 12 (0.19%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 339 (5.47%) QA
2 117 (1.89%) SLA
3 93 (1.50%) Data Quality
4 31 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 25 (0.40%) PMO
6 19 (0.31%) PCI DSS
7 15 (0.24%) GDPR
8 6 (0.097%) WAI
9 5 (0.081%) ISO 9001
9 5 (0.081%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 4 (0.065%) DICOM
10 4 (0.065%) HL7
11 3 (0.048%) Cyber Essentials
11 3 (0.048%) EFQM
11 3 (0.048%) ISO 8583
11 3 (0.048%) JTAG
11 3 (0.048%) MISRA
11 3 (0.048%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 2 (0.032%) ISO 13485
12 2 (0.032%) ISO 26262
System Software
1 315 (5.08%) Active Directory
2 293 (4.73%) Docker
3 168 (2.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 110 (1.78%) Hyper-V
5 46 (0.74%) vSphere
6 29 (0.47%) Virtual Machines
7 26 (0.42%) VirtualBox
8 25 (0.40%) Oracle RAC
9 24 (0.39%) HDFS
10 17 (0.27%) XenApp
11 16 (0.26%) XenDesktop
12 12 (0.19%) Virtual Servers
13 11 (0.18%) KVM
13 11 (0.18%) LXC
13 11 (0.18%) Terminal Server
14 8 (0.13%) GPFS
15 7 (0.11%) Terminal Services
15 7 (0.11%) Xen
16 6 (0.097%) Apache ZooKeeper
16 6 (0.097%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 158 (2.55%) Ansible
2 131 (2.11%) Puppet
3 119 (1.92%) Kubernetes
4 106 (1.71%) Opscode Chef
5 77 (1.24%) SCCM
6 37 (0.60%) Terraform
7 28 (0.45%) Microsoft Clustering
7 28 (0.45%) SCOM
8 25 (0.40%) logstash
9 23 (0.37%) Hadoop YARN
9 23 (0.37%) HP ALM
10 19 (0.31%) Rancher
11 18 (0.29%) Data Guard
12 16 (0.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 15 (0.24%) HP Quality Center
13 15 (0.24%) Salt
14 13 (0.21%) Docker Swarm
15 12 (0.19%) Kibana
16 11 (0.18%) Nagios
17 10 (0.16%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 1,592 (25.70%) Microsoft
2 931 (15.03%) Oracle
3 276 (4.46%) VMware
4 156 (2.52%) Tableau
5 137 (2.21%) SAP
6 122 (1.97%) Google
7 87 (1.40%) Citrix
8 74 (1.19%) Cisco
9 73 (1.18%) Xamarin
10 71 (1.15%) Red Hat
11 66 (1.07%) HP
12 63 (1.02%) Atlassian
13 57 (0.92%) Salesforce.com
14 49 (0.79%) Informatica
15 47 (0.76%) TOWER Software
16 42 (0.68%) ServiceNow
17 41 (0.66%) Cognos
18 40 (0.65%) Sage
19 35 (0.56%) IBM
19 35 (0.56%) Remedy