Period
to 1 April 2020

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 1 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
England > South East
6 months to
1 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 4 3 3
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 0
Permanent jobs citing SQL 4,266 5,358 7,245
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 19.94% 20.20% 23.02%
As % of the Programming Languages category 35.64% 36.30% 39.49%
Number of salaries quoted 3,823 4,816 6,761
Median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £66,250 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 11,970 14,761 18,345
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 55.95% 55.65% 58.30%
Number of salaries quoted 10,186 12,694 15,968
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £31,000 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £65,000
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 the South East

Job postings citing SQL as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing SQL in the South East.

Salary trend for SQL in the South East

SQL
Salary Histogram in the South East

Salary distribution for jobs citing SQL in the South East over the 6 months to 1 April 2020.

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 1 April 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
Thames Valley -1 1,396 £50,000 +11.11% 221
Hampshire -1 1,173 £42,500 +6.25% 112
Berkshire 0 764 £52,500 +10.53% 93
Surrey 0 719 £55,000 +10.00% 111
West Sussex +1 513 £45,000 - 54
Buckinghamshire -2 320 £48,500 +14.12% 70
Oxfordshire 0 312 £45,000 +5.88% 58
East Sussex 0 275 £40,000 -11.11% 28
Kent +2 164 £40,000 - 40
Sussex +4 8 £32,363 -41.16%
Isle of Wight +2 1 £40,000 +45.45%
Home Counties +2 1 £70,000 +21.74%
Middlesex -6 1 £60,000 +9.09% 1
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 South East region with a requirement for SQL.

1 1,720 (40.32%) C#
2 1,531 (35.89%) .NET
3 1,363 (31.95%) JavaScript
3 1,363 (31.95%) Agile Software Development
4 1,290 (30.24%) SQL Server
5 1,060 (24.85%) Microsoft
6 989 (23.18%) Azure
7 930 (21.80%) HTML
8 816 (19.13%) CSS
9 735 (17.23%) MVC
10 704 (16.50%) Windows
11 676 (15.85%) ASP.NET
12 616 (14.44%) Degree
13 569 (13.34%) Finance
14 562 (13.17%) Java
15 558 (13.08%) Business Intelligence
16 546 (12.80%) AngularJS
17 543 (12.73%) T-SQL
18 520 (12.19%) Problem-Solving
19 493 (11.56%) Oracle
20 492 (11.53%) Python
21 460 (10.78%) Git (software)
22 454 (10.64%) Linux
23 435 (10.20%) Web Services
24 434 (10.17%) Software Engineering
25 430 (10.08%) Analytical Skills
26 429 (10.06%) Scrum
27 407 (9.54%) .NET Framework
28 397 (9.31%) Test Automation
29 372 (8.72%) DevOps

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
1 173 (4.06%) IIS
2 141 (3.31%) SharePoint
3 92 (2.16%) Apache
4 83 (1.95%) Tomcat
5 61 (1.43%) Apache Spark
5 61 (1.43%) Elasticsearch
6 53 (1.24%) MS Exchange
7 49 (1.15%) SAS
8 47 (1.10%) Confluence
9 38 (0.89%) WebLogic
10 36 (0.84%) JBoss
11 35 (0.82%) BizTalk Server
12 34 (0.80%) CMS
13 29 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2013
14 28 (0.66%) WebSphere
15 20 (0.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 19 (0.45%) WordPress
17 18 (0.42%) Apache Solr
17 18 (0.42%) Skype for Business
18 17 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 235 (5.51%) Microsoft Excel
2 161 (3.77%) Microsoft Office
3 42 (0.98%) MS Visio
4 39 (0.91%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 16 (0.38%) Microsoft Project
6 15 (0.35%) Photoshop
7 13 (0.30%) SPSS
8 10 (0.23%) Camtasia
9 9 (0.21%) Chatbot
10 8 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
11 4 (0.094%) Adobe Captivate
11 4 (0.094%) Gliffy
11 4 (0.094%) Sketch
12 3 (0.070%) Adobe XD
12 3 (0.070%) InVision
13 2 (0.047%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 1 (0.023%) CPLEX
14 1 (0.023%) OrCAD
14 1 (0.023%) PTC Creo
14 1 (0.023%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 90 (2.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 37 (0.87%) Oracle EBS
3 28 (0.66%) Oracle ERP
4 20 (0.47%) Oracle Financials
5 19 (0.45%) Oracle EBS R12
6 17 (0.40%) Dynamics NAV
6 17 (0.40%) Oracle iProcurement
7 14 (0.33%) Adobe Campaign
7 14 (0.33%) Oracle Applications
8 13 (0.30%) Oracle Assets
8 13 (0.30%) Oracle Cash Management
8 13 (0.30%) Oracle General Ledger
8 13 (0.30%) Oracle Payables
8 13 (0.30%) Oracle Receivables
9 11 (0.26%) SAP ERP
10 9 (0.21%) NetSuite
11 8 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
12 7 (0.16%) Sage X3
13 6 (0.14%) Maximo
14 5 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 989 (23.18%) Azure
2 344 (8.06%) AWS
3 331 (7.76%) Power Platform
4 237 (5.56%) SaaS
5 159 (3.73%) Office 365
6 142 (3.33%) PaaS
7 97 (2.27%) IaaS
8 76 (1.78%) GitHub
9 67 (1.57%) Azure Active Directory
10 55 (1.29%) Dynamics 365
11 52 (1.22%) Serverless
12 41 (0.96%) Azure Data Factory
13 39 (0.91%) GCP
14 33 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
15 29 (0.68%) Boomi
16 27 (0.63%) Azure Functions
17 17 (0.40%) iPaaS
18 15 (0.35%) Amazon S3
19 14 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
19 14 (0.33%) Azure ExpressRoute
Communications & Networking
1 113 (2.65%) Firewall
2 112 (2.63%) DNS
3 93 (2.18%) TCP/IP
4 84 (1.97%) LAN
4 84 (1.97%) WAN
5 77 (1.80%) Internet
6 74 (1.73%) HTTP
7 65 (1.52%) DHCP
8 48 (1.13%) SAN
9 47 (1.10%) SSL
10 30 (0.70%) Skype
11 26 (0.61%) FTP
11 26 (0.61%) VPN
12 24 (0.56%) VoIP
13 20 (0.47%) Wireless
14 18 (0.42%) RTP
15 17 (0.40%) MPLS
15 17 (0.40%) NetScaler
16 14 (0.33%) Network Security
17 13 (0.30%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,290 (30.24%) SQL Server
2 346 (8.11%) Relational Database
3 331 (7.76%) Power BI
4 329 (7.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 312 (7.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 260 (6.09%) Data Warehouse
7 254 (5.95%) MySQL
8 163 (3.82%) Azure SQL Database
9 157 (3.68%) NoSQL
10 154 (3.61%) Big Data
11 153 (3.59%) PostgreSQL
12 145 (3.40%) RDBMS
12 145 (3.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 127 (2.98%) MongoDB
14 111 (2.60%) Oracle Database
15 95 (2.23%) Data Lake
16 72 (1.69%) Hadoop
17 66 (1.55%) SQL Server 2012
18 62 (1.45%) SQL Server 2016
19 61 (1.43%) DB2
Development Applications
1 460 (10.78%) Git (software)
2 217 (5.09%) Team Foundation Server
3 215 (5.04%) Selenium
4 210 (4.92%) Visual Studio
5 164 (3.84%) JIRA
6 137 (3.21%) Jenkins
7 90 (2.11%) SoapUI
8 89 (2.09%) Subversion
9 60 (1.41%) Maven
10 57 (1.34%) SpecFlow
11 51 (1.20%) Cucumber
12 47 (1.10%) TeamCity
13 42 (0.98%) Bitbucket
14 39 (0.91%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 39 (0.91%) WebDriver
15 36 (0.84%) Octopus Deploy
16 34 (0.80%) gulp
17 33 (0.77%) Postman
18 31 (0.73%) JUnit
18 31 (0.73%) webpack
General
1 569 (13.34%) Finance
2 146 (3.42%) Retail
3 142 (3.33%) Marketing
4 84 (1.97%) Manufacturing
5 76 (1.78%) Telecoms
6 49 (1.15%) Legal
7 48 (1.13%) Public Sector
8 45 (1.05%) Games
8 45 (1.05%) Law
9 44 (1.03%) Banking
10 41 (0.96%) Back Office
11 40 (0.94%) Aerospace
12 33 (0.77%) Automotive
13 27 (0.63%) French Language
14 23 (0.54%) Financial Institution
15 22 (0.52%) Billing
16 17 (0.40%) Electronics
16 17 (0.40%) Publishing
17 16 (0.38%) Police
18 15 (0.35%) German Language
Job Titles
1 1,974 (46.27%) Developer
2 665 (15.59%) Analyst
3 575 (13.48%) Software Developer
4 544 (12.75%) .NET Developer
5 500 (11.72%) C# Developer
6 364 (8.53%) Senior Developer
7 271 (6.35%) C# .NET Developer
8 194 (4.55%) C# Software Developer
9 183 (4.29%) Consultant
10 182 (4.27%) Software Engineer
11 181 (4.24%) SQL Developer
12 176 (4.13%) Applications Support
13 162 (3.80%) Full Stack Developer
13 162 (3.80%) Java Developer
14 160 (3.75%) Data Analyst
15 157 (3.68%) Junior
16 154 (3.61%) Senior Software Developer
17 147 (3.45%) .NET Software Developer
18 139 (3.26%) Support Analyst
19 122 (2.86%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,531 (35.89%) .NET
2 930 (21.80%) HTML
3 816 (19.13%) CSS
4 676 (15.85%) ASP.NET
5 546 (12.80%) AngularJS
6 435 (10.20%) Web Services
7 407 (9.54%) .NET Framework
8 363 (8.51%) .NET Core
9 357 (8.37%) XML
10 337 (7.90%) jQuery
11 321 (7.52%) REST
12 302 (7.08%) ASP.NET MVC
13 243 (5.70%) SOAP
14 240 (5.63%) ASP.NET Web API
15 239 (5.60%) HTML5
16 208 (4.88%) RESTful
17 202 (4.74%) React
18 180 (4.22%) Entity Framework
19 175 (4.10%) Node.js
20 170 (3.98%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 430 (10.08%) Analytical Skills
2 145 (3.40%) Greenfield Project
3 118 (2.77%) Management Information System
3 118 (2.77%) Self-Motivation
4 107 (2.51%) Enterprise Software
5 101 (2.37%) Data Centre
5 101 (2.37%) User Experience
6 71 (1.66%) Mobile App
7 55 (1.29%) Virtual Team
8 53 (1.24%) Private Cloud
9 51 (1.20%) Clustering
10 48 (1.13%) Public Cloud
11 44 (1.03%) Reinsurance
11 44 (1.03%) Replication
12 38 (0.89%) Algorithms
12 38 (0.89%) Mainframe
13 37 (0.87%) CMDB
14 34 (0.80%) Data Structures
15 33 (0.77%) Tandem
16 32 (0.75%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 704 (16.50%) Windows
2 454 (10.64%) Linux
3 237 (5.56%) Windows Server
4 143 (3.35%) Unix
5 82 (1.92%) Windows Server 2012
6 69 (1.62%) Windows Server 2016
7 55 (1.29%) Android
8 51 (1.20%) Apple iOS
9 50 (1.17%) Windows 10
10 48 (1.13%) Windows 7
11 36 (0.84%) Debian
12 33 (0.77%) Windows Server 2008
13 24 (0.56%) CentOS
14 23 (0.54%) AIX
15 21 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 18 (0.42%) Windows 8
17 16 (0.38%) Windows Server 2019
18 15 (0.35%) Solaris
18 15 (0.35%) Windows Server 2003
19 14 (0.33%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,363 (31.95%) Agile Software Development
2 735 (17.23%) MVC
3 558 (13.08%) Business Intelligence
4 520 (12.19%) Problem-Solving
5 434 (10.17%) Software Engineering
6 429 (10.06%) Scrum
7 397 (9.31%) Test Automation
8 372 (8.72%) DevOps
9 323 (7.57%) SDLC
10 305 (7.15%) TDD
11 300 (7.03%) ETL
12 294 (6.89%) Unit Testing
13 293 (6.87%) Computer Science
14 288 (6.75%) Web Development
15 284 (6.66%) Analytics
16 244 (5.72%) Mentoring
17 236 (5.53%) OO
18 217 (5.09%) Data Analysis
19 216 (5.06%) ITIL
20 197 (4.62%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 1,720 (40.32%) C#
2 1,363 (31.95%) JavaScript
3 562 (13.17%) Java
4 543 (12.73%) T-SQL
5 492 (11.53%) Python
6 242 (5.67%) PL/SQL
7 234 (5.49%) C++
8 199 (4.66%) PHP
9 195 (4.57%) PowerShell
10 161 (3.77%) C
11 149 (3.49%) VB.NET
12 140 (3.28%) TypeScript
13 101 (2.37%) R
14 75 (1.76%) Bash Shell
15 72 (1.69%) Shell Script
16 71 (1.66%) VB
17 68 (1.59%) VBA
18 48 (1.13%) Perl
19 46 (1.08%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
20 45 (1.05%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 616 (14.44%) Degree
2 189 (4.43%) Computer Science Degree
3 142 (3.33%) Security Cleared
4 104 (2.44%) SC Cleared
5 84 (1.97%) Microsoft Certification
6 49 (1.15%) ISEB
7 43 (1.01%) DV Cleared
8 42 (0.98%) Cisco Certification
8 42 (0.98%) MCSE
9 32 (0.75%) CCNA
10 31 (0.73%) ISTQB
11 19 (0.45%) MCP
11 19 (0.45%) MCSA
12 15 (0.35%) Numerate Degree
13 12 (0.28%) AWS Certification
14 11 (0.26%) CCNP
14 11 (0.26%) Oracle Certification
15 10 (0.23%) CISSP
16 9 (0.21%) ITIL Certification
16 9 (0.21%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 283 (6.63%) QA
2 152 (3.56%) SLA
3 91 (2.13%) Data Quality
4 55 (1.29%) GDPR
5 38 (0.89%) PCI DSS
6 33 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 30 (0.70%) DICOM
8 29 (0.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 28 (0.66%) PMO
10 12 (0.28%) GAAP
11 10 (0.23%) COBIT
12 9 (0.21%) WCAG
13 7 (0.16%) MiFID
14 6 (0.14%) ISO 9001
15 4 (0.094%) HIPAA
16 3 (0.070%) ISO 14001
16 3 (0.070%) ISO/IEC 20000
17 2 (0.047%) Solvency II
18 1 (0.023%) Cyber Essentials
18 1 (0.023%) HL7
System Software
1 313 (7.34%) Docker
2 258 (6.05%) Active Directory
3 121 (2.84%) VMware Infrastructure
4 92 (2.16%) Hyper-V
5 25 (0.59%) Virtual Machines
6 24 (0.56%) XenApp
7 19 (0.45%) Firmware
8 17 (0.40%) XenDesktop
9 16 (0.38%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 15 (0.35%) Virtual Servers
10 15 (0.35%) vSphere
11 12 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
12 8 (0.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 8 (0.19%) Oracle RAC
13 7 (0.16%) iptables
13 7 (0.16%) Terminal Services
14 5 (0.12%) NFS
15 4 (0.094%) KVM
15 4 (0.094%) VMware Workstation
16 3 (0.070%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 142 (3.33%) Kubernetes
2 98 (2.30%) Puppet
3 79 (1.85%) Ansible
4 55 (1.29%) Terraform
5 49 (1.15%) SCCM
6 43 (1.01%) Opscode Chef
7 28 (0.66%) WSUS
8 23 (0.54%) Salt
9 19 (0.45%) SCOM
10 14 (0.33%) Microsoft Clustering
11 12 (0.28%) Norton AntiVirus
12 11 (0.26%) Microsoft Intune
12 11 (0.26%) Single Sign-On
12 11 (0.26%) Tivoli
13 10 (0.23%) Backup Exec
13 10 (0.23%) Kibana
14 7 (0.16%) QRadar
14 7 (0.16%) Tivoli Storage Manager
15 6 (0.14%) MIIS
15 6 (0.14%) OpenNebula
Vendors
1 1,060 (24.85%) Microsoft
2 493 (11.56%) Oracle
3 173 (4.06%) Tableau
4 168 (3.94%) VMware
5 91 (2.13%) Cisco
6 74 (1.73%) Citrix
7 72 (1.69%) HP
8 64 (1.50%) Dell
9 60 (1.41%) IBM
10 54 (1.27%) SAP
11 50 (1.17%) Xamarin
12 49 (1.15%) Google
13 48 (1.13%) Informatica
13 48 (1.13%) Salesforce.com
14 38 (0.89%) Red Hat
15 35 (0.82%) Adobe
15 35 (0.82%) Sun
16 34 (0.80%) Blue Prism
16 34 (0.80%) Veeam
17 28 (0.66%) Alteryx