Period
to 19 April 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 19 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
England > South East
6 months to
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 3 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 0
Permanent jobs citing SQL 7,239 6,411 8,809
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 22.92% 21.25% 22.47%
As % of the Programming Languages category 39.13% 40.60% 43.34%
Number of salaries quoted 6,496 5,787 8,081
South East median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £61,250
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 18,499 15,790 20,323
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 58.57% 52.33% 51.83%
Number of salaries quoted 16,117 13,763 18,002
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £65,750 £65,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +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 19 April 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 19 April 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 2,745 £44,000 +3.53% 348
Hampshire 0 1,891 £40,000 - 138
Berkshire 0 1,393 £45,000 -5.26% 165
Surrey +2 1,218 £47,500 +2.15% 125
Buckinghamshire 0 708 £40,000 +6.67% 85
Oxfordshire 0 650 £45,000 +12.50% 98
East Sussex +4 580 £45,000 +4.60% 50
West Sussex 0 495 £45,000 +1.69% 52
Kent -8 239 £45,000 +20.00% 44
Sussex -11 23 £32,500 -40.91% 1
Middlesex +7 19 £55,000 +10.00% 3
Home Counties +8 6 £35,000 -46.15%
Isle of Wight -7 1 £45,000 +38.46% 2
M4 Corridor - 1 - -
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 19 April 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 2,894 (39.98%) C#
2 2,602 (35.94%) .NET
3 2,572 (35.53%) SQL Server
4 2,392 (33.04%) JavaScript
5 2,321 (32.06%) Agile Software Development
6 1,927 (26.62%) HTML
7 1,735 (23.97%) CSS
8 1,700 (23.48%) Microsoft
9 1,469 (20.29%) MVC
10 1,451 (20.04%) ASP.NET
11 1,330 (18.37%) Windows
12 1,230 (16.99%) Java
13 1,179 (16.29%) T-SQL
14 1,085 (14.99%) Finance
15 1,079 (14.91%) Degree
16 1,058 (14.62%) AngularJS
17 1,017 (14.05%) Oracle
18 963 (13.30%) Problem-Solving
19 934 (12.90%) jQuery
20 931 (12.86%) Linux
21 849 (11.73%) Web Services
22 810 (11.19%) Microsoft Azure
23 803 (11.09%) TDD
24 760 (10.50%) Software Engineering
25 749 (10.35%) Business Intelligence
26 729 (10.07%) Analytical Skills
27 728 (10.06%) XML
28 696 (9.61%) Python
29 655 (9.05%) ASP.NET MVC
30 643 (8.88%) .NET Framework

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
1 385 (5.32%) IIS
2 167 (2.31%) SharePoint
3 156 (2.15%) Apache
4 146 (2.02%) MS Exchange
5 113 (1.56%) Confluence
5 113 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2010
6 109 (1.51%) JBoss
7 104 (1.44%) Elasticsearch
8 102 (1.41%) Apache Spark
9 101 (1.40%) CMS
10 95 (1.31%) SAS
11 88 (1.22%) Tomcat
12 86 (1.19%) WebSphere
13 84 (1.16%) WebLogic
14 75 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2013
15 70 (0.97%) NServiceBus
16 61 (0.84%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 50 (0.69%) Drupal
18 46 (0.64%) OpenStack
19 42 (0.58%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 367 (5.07%) Microsoft Excel
2 229 (3.16%) Microsoft Office
3 52 (0.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 44 (0.61%) MS Visio
5 31 (0.43%) Chatbot
6 23 (0.32%) Photoshop
7 17 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
7 17 (0.23%) SPSS
8 15 (0.21%) InfoPath
9 14 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
10 7 (0.097%) Adobe Illustrator
11 5 (0.069%) GNU Octave
12 2 (0.028%) 3ds Max
12 2 (0.028%) AutoCAD
12 2 (0.028%) Maya
13 1 (0.014%) Abaqus
13 1 (0.014%) CATIA
13 1 (0.014%) Siemens NX
13 1 (0.014%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 73 (1.01%) Dynamics NAV
2 62 (0.86%) Dynamics AX
3 61 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
4 40 (0.55%) NetSuite
5 34 (0.47%) Oracle EBS
6 26 (0.36%) Oracle EBS R12
7 24 (0.33%) Sage X3
8 17 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
9 16 (0.22%) Oracle Applications
9 16 (0.22%) Oracle ERP
9 16 (0.22%) Oracle Payables
9 16 (0.22%) Oracle Receivables
10 15 (0.21%) Oracle 11i
10 15 (0.21%) SAP Business One
11 11 (0.15%) Oracle Assets
11 11 (0.15%) Oracle General Ledger
12 10 (0.14%) Oracle Financials
12 10 (0.14%) Sage 1000
12 10 (0.14%) Sage 500
13 9 (0.12%) Epicor Tropos
Cloud Services
1 810 (11.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 434 (6.00%) Amazon AWS
3 242 (3.34%) SaaS
4 169 (2.33%) Office 365
5 106 (1.46%) GitHub
6 72 (0.99%) Google Cloud Platform
7 62 (0.86%) npm
8 60 (0.83%) IaaS
9 55 (0.76%) PaaS
10 48 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
11 39 (0.54%) Serverless
12 37 (0.51%) Google Analytics
13 36 (0.50%) Azure Data Factory
14 32 (0.44%) Yarn
15 29 (0.40%) Dynamics 365
16 21 (0.29%) OpenShift
17 20 (0.28%) Azure Active Directory
18 18 (0.25%) NuGet
19 14 (0.19%) Amazon S3
19 14 (0.19%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
Communications & Networking
1 153 (2.11%) Firewall
2 149 (2.06%) TCP/IP
3 110 (1.52%) Internet
4 100 (1.38%) DNS
5 95 (1.31%) WAN
6 91 (1.26%) HTTP
7 74 (1.02%) LAN
8 70 (0.97%) SAN
9 51 (0.70%) Network Security
10 50 (0.69%) VPN
11 43 (0.59%) DHCP
11 43 (0.59%) SSL
12 42 (0.58%) Intranet
13 41 (0.57%) VoIP
14 37 (0.51%) SMS
15 36 (0.50%) Broadband
16 34 (0.47%) VLAN
17 31 (0.43%) FTP
18 30 (0.41%) AMQP
19 29 (0.40%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,572 (35.53%) SQL Server
2 638 (8.81%) MySQL
3 613 (8.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 590 (8.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 438 (6.05%) Relational Database
6 363 (5.01%) Data Warehouse
6 363 (5.01%) NoSQL
7 348 (4.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 280 (3.87%) Power BI
9 265 (3.66%) Big Data
10 258 (3.56%) Oracle Database
11 251 (3.47%) PostgreSQL
12 233 (3.22%) SQL Server 2012
13 218 (3.01%) SQL Server 2008
14 210 (2.90%) SQL Server 2016
15 183 (2.53%) MongoDB
16 145 (2.00%) RDBMS
17 138 (1.91%) Hadoop
18 131 (1.81%) SQL Server 2014
19 125 (1.73%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 615 (8.50%) Git (software)
2 535 (7.39%) Visual Studio
3 389 (5.37%) Selenium
4 332 (4.59%) Team Foundation Server
5 302 (4.17%) JIRA
6 281 (3.88%) Jenkins
7 208 (2.87%) Subversion
8 114 (1.57%) Maven
9 104 (1.44%) SoapUI
10 95 (1.31%) NUnit
11 86 (1.19%) Eclipse
12 79 (1.09%) Cucumber
13 76 (1.05%) JUnit
14 67 (0.93%) WebDriver
15 54 (0.75%) Octopus Deploy
16 53 (0.73%) Visual Studio Team System
17 51 (0.70%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
18 50 (0.69%) SpecFlow
19 45 (0.62%) VSS/SourceSafe
20 44 (0.61%) Oracle Forms
General
1 1,085 (14.99%) Finance
2 397 (5.48%) Retail
3 226 (3.12%) Advertising
4 205 (2.83%) Marketing
5 170 (2.35%) Telecoms
6 129 (1.78%) Manufacturing
7 122 (1.69%) Banking
8 76 (1.05%) Games
9 69 (0.95%) Back Office
10 50 (0.69%) German Language
11 42 (0.58%) Automotive
12 41 (0.57%) Billing
13 38 (0.52%) Legal
14 34 (0.47%) Law
15 29 (0.40%) Electronics
15 29 (0.40%) French Language
15 29 (0.40%) Publishing
16 20 (0.28%) Financial Institution
17 19 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
18 11 (0.15%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 3,615 (49.94%) Developer
2 1,207 (16.67%) .NET Developer
3 1,168 (16.13%) C# Developer
4 1,088 (15.03%) Analyst
5 874 (12.07%) Software Developer
6 814 (11.24%) C# .NET Developer
7 733 (10.13%) SQL Developer
8 664 (9.17%) Senior Developer
9 494 (6.82%) Java Developer
10 451 (6.23%) C# Software Developer
11 416 (5.75%) ASP.NET Developer
12 389 (5.37%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 369 (5.10%) Software Engineer
14 343 (4.74%) .NET Software Developer
15 317 (4.38%) Support Analyst
16 316 (4.37%) Junior
17 293 (4.05%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
18 292 (4.03%) Applications Support
19 288 (3.98%) Consultant
20 265 (3.66%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,602 (35.94%) .NET
2 1,927 (26.62%) HTML
3 1,735 (23.97%) CSS
4 1,451 (20.04%) ASP.NET
5 1,058 (14.62%) AngularJS
6 934 (12.90%) jQuery
7 849 (11.73%) Web Services
8 728 (10.06%) XML
9 655 (9.05%) ASP.NET MVC
10 643 (8.88%) .NET Framework
11 555 (7.67%) ASP.NET Web API
12 546 (7.54%) WCF
13 459 (6.34%) REST
14 436 (6.02%) HTML5
15 400 (5.53%) Spring
16 387 (5.35%) SOAP
17 373 (5.15%) Ajax
18 348 (4.81%) RESTful
19 334 (4.61%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 314 (4.34%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 729 (10.07%) Analytical Skills
2 616 (8.51%) Computer Science
3 267 (3.69%) Self-Motivation
4 229 (3.16%) Greenfield Project
5 212 (2.93%) Enterprise Software
6 205 (2.83%) Mobile App
7 168 (2.32%) Management Information System
8 138 (1.91%) Fintech
9 131 (1.81%) Clustering
10 113 (1.56%) User Experience
11 108 (1.49%) Algorithms
12 95 (1.31%) Replication
13 90 (1.24%) Data Centre
14 75 (1.04%) Client/Server
15 58 (0.80%) Linux Command Line
16 55 (0.76%) Public Cloud
17 53 (0.73%) Driving Licence
18 50 (0.69%) Data Structures
19 48 (0.66%) N-Tier
20 41 (0.57%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1,330 (18.37%) Windows
2 931 (12.86%) Linux
3 580 (8.01%) Windows Server
4 409 (5.65%) Unix
5 174 (2.40%) Windows Server 2012
6 145 (2.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 94 (1.30%) Windows 7
8 87 (1.20%) Windows 10
9 72 (0.99%) Android
10 60 (0.83%) Apple iOS
10 60 (0.83%) Windows 8
11 55 (0.76%) Windows Server 2003
12 45 (0.62%) Ubuntu
13 41 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 29 (0.40%) AIX
15 20 (0.28%) VMS
16 15 (0.21%) Windows Phone
16 15 (0.21%) Windows Phone 8
17 13 (0.18%) Debian
18 12 (0.17%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,321 (32.06%) Agile Software Development
2 1,469 (20.29%) MVC
3 963 (13.30%) Problem-Solving
4 803 (11.09%) TDD
5 760 (10.50%) Software Engineering
6 749 (10.35%) Business Intelligence
7 641 (8.85%) Scrum
8 638 (8.81%) OO
9 631 (8.72%) Test Automation
10 577 (7.97%) Web Development
11 496 (6.85%) SDLC
12 446 (6.16%) Unit Testing
13 443 (6.12%) Continuous Integration
14 438 (6.05%) Analytics
15 403 (5.57%) ITIL
16 361 (4.99%) Mentoring
17 358 (4.95%) ETL
18 349 (4.82%) OOP
19 316 (4.37%) DevOps
20 275 (3.80%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 2,894 (39.98%) C#
2 2,392 (33.04%) JavaScript
3 1,230 (16.99%) Java
4 1,179 (16.29%) T-SQL
5 696 (9.61%) Python
6 424 (5.86%) PHP
7 416 (5.75%) C++
8 381 (5.26%) PL/SQL
9 315 (4.35%) VB.NET
10 278 (3.84%) PowerShell
11 236 (3.26%) C
12 197 (2.72%) VB
13 157 (2.17%) Perl
14 148 (2.04%) R
15 119 (1.64%) Ruby
16 107 (1.48%) Bash Shell
17 103 (1.42%) TypeScript
18 96 (1.33%) Shell Script
19 94 (1.30%) Java 8
19 94 (1.30%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1,079 (14.91%) Degree
2 310 (4.28%) Computer Science Degree
3 156 (2.15%) Microsoft Certification
4 128 (1.77%) ISTQB
5 125 (1.73%) Security Cleared
6 94 (1.30%) ISEB
7 77 (1.06%) SC Cleared
8 61 (0.84%) MCSE
9 47 (0.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 45 (0.62%) ITIL Certification
11 43 (0.59%) MCSA
12 40 (0.55%) Cisco Certification
13 34 (0.47%) Numerate Degree
14 29 (0.40%) CCNA
14 29 (0.40%) Oracle Certification
15 28 (0.39%) Master's Degree
16 27 (0.37%) PhD
17 26 (0.36%) OCP
18 23 (0.32%) DV Cleared
18 23 (0.32%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 414 (5.72%) QA
2 124 (1.71%) SLA
3 120 (1.66%) Data Quality
4 48 (0.66%) PCI DSS
5 31 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 30 (0.41%) PMO
7 17 (0.23%) GDPR
8 14 (0.19%) GCP
8 14 (0.19%) HIPAA
9 8 (0.11%) GAMP
10 7 (0.097%) ISO 9001
11 4 (0.055%) ISO 14001
12 3 (0.041%) EFQM
12 3 (0.041%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 2 (0.028%) DICOM
13 2 (0.028%) HL7
13 2 (0.028%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 1 (0.014%) COBIT
14 1 (0.014%) JTAG
14 1 (0.014%) RosettaNet
System Software
1 377 (5.21%) Active Directory
2 248 (3.43%) Docker
3 187 (2.58%) VMware Infrastructure
4 134 (1.85%) Hyper-V
5 49 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
5 49 (0.68%) vSphere
6 39 (0.54%) Virtual Machines
7 26 (0.36%) HDFS
8 22 (0.30%) XenApp
8 22 (0.30%) XenDesktop
9 19 (0.26%) VirtualBox
10 16 (0.22%) Oracle RAC
11 14 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
12 12 (0.17%) Virtual Servers
13 9 (0.12%) Apache Flume
13 9 (0.12%) Terminal Services
14 7 (0.097%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 7 (0.097%) vCloud
14 7 (0.097%) Virtual Desktop
15 5 (0.069%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 140 (1.93%) Puppet
2 114 (1.57%) Ansible
3 108 (1.49%) Opscode Chef
4 94 (1.30%) SCCM
5 81 (1.12%) Kubernetes
6 46 (0.64%) HP ALM
7 44 (0.61%) Terraform
8 43 (0.59%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 40 (0.55%) HP Quality Center
10 36 (0.50%) SCOM
11 35 (0.48%) Kibana
12 34 (0.47%) Docker Swarm
13 28 (0.39%) Microsoft Clustering
14 23 (0.32%) logstash
14 23 (0.32%) Tivoli Storage Manager
15 22 (0.30%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
15 22 (0.30%) vCenter Server
16 20 (0.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
17 19 (0.26%) Backup Exec
17 19 (0.26%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 1,700 (23.48%) Microsoft
2 1,017 (14.05%) Oracle
3 359 (4.96%) VMware
4 184 (2.54%) Tableau
5 176 (2.43%) SAP
6 157 (2.17%) Google
7 146 (2.02%) Cisco
8 122 (1.69%) HP
9 110 (1.52%) Citrix
10 101 (1.40%) Xamarin
11 95 (1.31%) Capita
12 69 (0.95%) Sage
13 68 (0.94%) Salesforce.com
14 61 (0.84%) Zend
15 52 (0.72%) Symantec
16 51 (0.70%) IFS
17 47 (0.65%) IBM
18 43 (0.59%) Cognos
18 43 (0.59%) ServiceNow
19 42 (0.58%) Red Hat