Period
to 16 July 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 16 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
England > South East
6 months to
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 4 3 3
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 -1
Permanent jobs citing SQL 6,580 6,499 8,254
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 21.54% 21.72% 21.58%
As % of the Programming Languages category 37.37% 39.88% 41.06%
Number of salaries quoted 5,823 5,851 7,576
South East median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +2.41%
10th Percentile £27,000 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £63,750 £62,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.31%

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 17,607 16,295 20,102
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 57.65% 54.46% 52.57%
Number of salaries quoted 15,287 14,204 17,935
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.65% +1.18%
10th Percentile £28,827 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £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 16 July 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 16 July 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 2,684 £45,000 +5.88% 336
Hampshire +1 1,573 £41,000 +2.50% 172
Berkshire 0 1,343 £47,500 +5.56% 155
Surrey -1 1,066 £47,500 - 120
Buckinghamshire +1 720 £45,000 +12.50% 77
Oxfordshire 0 626 £46,500 +16.25% 104
West Sussex -2 482 £42,500 - 39
East Sussex -1 467 £45,000 - 30
Kent -4 245 £37,500 +7.14% 64
Middlesex +11 18 £55,000 +10.00% 5
Sussex -12 15 £32,500 -40.91% 1
Home Counties +3 12 £35,000 -19.54%
Isle of Wight -10 1 £45,000 +38.46%
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 16 July 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 2,466 (37.48%) C#
2 2,214 (33.65%) .NET
3 2,169 (32.96%) Agile Software Development
4 2,136 (32.46%) SQL Server
5 2,084 (31.67%) JavaScript
6 1,714 (26.05%) Microsoft
7 1,646 (25.02%) HTML
8 1,431 (21.75%) CSS
9 1,263 (19.19%) Java
10 1,228 (18.66%) MVC
11 1,150 (17.48%) ASP.NET
12 1,111 (16.88%) Windows
13 1,050 (15.96%) T-SQL
14 1,031 (15.67%) Oracle
15 1,027 (15.61%) Finance
16 927 (14.09%) Degree
17 925 (14.06%) Problem-Solving
18 864 (13.13%) AngularJS
19 848 (12.89%) Linux
20 802 (12.19%) Microsoft Azure
21 743 (11.29%) Business Intelligence
22 703 (10.68%) TDD
23 701 (10.65%) Python
23 701 (10.65%) Web Services
24 684 (10.40%) Software Engineering
24 684 (10.40%) jQuery
25 670 (10.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
26 658 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
27 641 (9.74%) Scrum
28 631 (9.59%) SQL Server Integration Services

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
1 343 (5.21%) IIS
2 184 (2.80%) SharePoint
3 156 (2.37%) Confluence
4 143 (2.17%) Apache
5 102 (1.55%) Apache Spark
6 91 (1.38%) CMS
7 90 (1.37%) MS Exchange
8 89 (1.35%) Elasticsearch
9 88 (1.34%) JBoss
10 83 (1.26%) SAS
11 79 (1.20%) Tomcat
12 77 (1.17%) WebLogic
13 67 (1.02%) WebSphere
14 61 (0.93%) NServiceBus
15 60 (0.91%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 58 (0.88%) Umbraco
17 55 (0.84%) BizTalk Server
18 49 (0.74%) OpenStack
19 46 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2010
20 44 (0.67%) Drupal
Applications
1 382 (5.81%) Microsoft Excel
2 191 (2.90%) Microsoft Office
3 40 (0.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 36 (0.55%) MS Visio
5 34 (0.52%) Chatbot
6 25 (0.38%) Microsoft Project
7 18 (0.27%) SPSS
8 8 (0.12%) GNU Octave
8 8 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
9 6 (0.091%) Photoshop
10 4 (0.061%) Doxygen
11 2 (0.030%) Adobe Illustrator
11 2 (0.030%) InfoPath
12 1 (0.015%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 107 (1.63%) Dynamics NAV
2 93 (1.41%) Dynamics CRM
3 43 (0.65%) Dynamics AX
4 32 (0.49%) NetSuite
5 25 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
6 23 (0.35%) Oracle EBS R12
7 20 (0.30%) Oracle ERP
7 20 (0.30%) Oracle Financials
8 17 (0.26%) Oracle Applications
9 15 (0.23%) SAP ERP
10 14 (0.21%) Oracle 11i
10 14 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
11 12 (0.18%) Oracle Receivables
12 11 (0.17%) Oracle Payables
13 10 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
13 10 (0.15%) SAP Business One
14 8 (0.12%) Sage X3
15 6 (0.091%) Oracle iProcurement
15 6 (0.091%) Sage 200
15 6 (0.091%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 802 (12.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 455 (6.91%) Amazon AWS
3 163 (2.48%) Office 365
4 124 (1.88%) SaaS
5 72 (1.09%) GitHub
5 72 (1.09%) PaaS
6 71 (1.08%) IaaS
7 53 (0.81%) Dynamics 365
8 51 (0.78%) Google Cloud Platform
9 50 (0.76%) npm
10 42 (0.64%) Azure Data Factory
11 33 (0.50%) Serverless
12 29 (0.44%) Google Analytics
13 28 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
14 25 (0.38%) OpenShift
15 18 (0.27%) Amazon S3
15 18 (0.27%) Yarn
16 15 (0.23%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
16 15 (0.23%) IBM Cloud
17 14 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 139 (2.11%) TCP/IP
2 133 (2.02%) Firewall
3 99 (1.50%) DNS
4 96 (1.46%) Internet
5 85 (1.29%) WAN
6 75 (1.14%) LAN
7 63 (0.96%) HTTP
8 60 (0.91%) SAN
9 55 (0.84%) VoIP
10 47 (0.71%) VLAN
11 45 (0.68%) Intranet
12 44 (0.67%) Network Security
13 43 (0.65%) VPN
14 40 (0.61%) SMS
15 36 (0.55%) DHCP
16 29 (0.44%) AMQP
17 28 (0.43%) NAS
18 27 (0.41%) SSL
19 23 (0.35%) Cisco ASA
20 22 (0.33%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,136 (32.46%) SQL Server
2 670 (10.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 631 (9.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 553 (8.40%) MySQL
5 459 (6.98%) Relational Database
6 408 (6.20%) Data Warehouse
7 364 (5.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 350 (5.32%) NoSQL
9 324 (4.92%) Power BI
10 251 (3.81%) Big Data
11 233 (3.54%) Oracle Database
12 221 (3.36%) SQL Server 2012
13 204 (3.10%) PostgreSQL
14 193 (2.93%) SQL Server 2008
15 172 (2.61%) MongoDB
15 172 (2.61%) SQL Server 2016
16 157 (2.39%) RDBMS
17 152 (2.31%) Hadoop
18 103 (1.57%) QlikView
19 101 (1.53%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 606 (9.21%) Git (software)
2 451 (6.85%) Visual Studio
3 315 (4.79%) Team Foundation Server
4 309 (4.70%) JIRA
5 269 (4.09%) Jenkins
6 257 (3.91%) Selenium
7 144 (2.19%) Subversion
8 95 (1.44%) Maven
9 93 (1.41%) JUnit
10 82 (1.25%) SoapUI
11 79 (1.20%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 76 (1.16%) Eclipse
13 73 (1.11%) Cucumber
13 73 (1.11%) WebDriver
14 66 (1.00%) Visual Studio Team System
15 63 (0.96%) NUnit
16 53 (0.81%) Octopus Deploy
17 52 (0.79%) Bitbucket
17 52 (0.79%) TeamCity
18 51 (0.78%) Vagrant
General
1 1,027 (15.61%) Finance
2 350 (5.32%) Retail
3 230 (3.50%) Marketing
4 223 (3.39%) Advertising
5 174 (2.64%) Telecoms
6 137 (2.08%) Manufacturing
7 121 (1.84%) Banking
8 62 (0.94%) German Language
9 56 (0.85%) Back Office
10 54 (0.82%) Games
11 51 (0.78%) Automotive
12 44 (0.67%) French Language
13 40 (0.61%) Electronics
13 40 (0.61%) Legal
14 34 (0.52%) Billing
15 30 (0.46%) Publishing
16 29 (0.44%) Law
17 23 (0.35%) Financial Institution
18 17 (0.26%) Italian Language
18 17 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 3,176 (48.27%) Developer
2 1,073 (16.31%) Analyst
3 1,019 (15.49%) .NET Developer
4 969 (14.73%) C# Developer
5 688 (10.46%) C# .NET Developer
6 674 (10.24%) Software Developer
7 646 (9.82%) SQL Developer
8 589 (8.95%) Senior Developer
9 443 (6.73%) Java Developer
10 349 (5.30%) C# Software Developer
11 342 (5.20%) Software Engineer
12 312 (4.74%) DBA
13 284 (4.32%) Support Analyst
14 272 (4.13%) Consultant
14 272 (4.13%) Junior
15 270 (4.10%) .NET Software Developer
15 270 (4.10%) ASP.NET Developer
16 249 (3.78%) Applications Support
17 244 (3.71%) C# ASP.NET Developer
18 240 (3.65%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,214 (33.65%) .NET
2 1,646 (25.02%) HTML
3 1,431 (21.75%) CSS
4 1,150 (17.48%) ASP.NET
5 864 (13.13%) AngularJS
6 701 (10.65%) Web Services
7 684 (10.40%) jQuery
8 568 (8.63%) XML
9 536 (8.15%) ASP.NET MVC
10 485 (7.37%) .NET Framework
11 458 (6.96%) HTML5
12 444 (6.75%) WCF
13 413 (6.28%) REST
14 412 (6.26%) ASP.NET Web API
15 358 (5.44%) Spring
16 309 (4.70%) RESTful
17 296 (4.50%) WPF
18 287 (4.36%) JSON
19 281 (4.27%) SOAP
20 271 (4.12%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 658 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 490 (7.45%) Computer Science
3 258 (3.92%) Self-Motivation
4 220 (3.34%) Greenfield Project
5 187 (2.84%) Enterprise Software
6 177 (2.69%) Mobile App
7 152 (2.31%) Management Information System
8 146 (2.22%) User Experience
9 114 (1.73%) Algorithms
9 114 (1.73%) Fintech
10 93 (1.41%) Data Centre
11 88 (1.34%) Replication
12 86 (1.31%) Clustering
13 60 (0.91%) Client/Server
14 57 (0.87%) Public Cloud
15 54 (0.82%) Linux Command Line
16 50 (0.76%) Data Structures
17 43 (0.65%) Private Cloud
18 42 (0.64%) Driving Licence
18 42 (0.64%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1,111 (16.88%) Windows
2 848 (12.89%) Linux
3 437 (6.64%) Windows Server
4 370 (5.62%) Unix
5 133 (2.02%) Windows Server 2012
6 130 (1.98%) Windows Server 2008
7 96 (1.46%) Windows 7
8 81 (1.23%) Android
9 79 (1.20%) Apple iOS
10 70 (1.06%) Windows 10
11 67 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 52 (0.79%) Ubuntu
13 46 (0.70%) Windows 8
14 24 (0.36%) Solaris
15 23 (0.35%) AIX
16 19 (0.29%) Windows Phone
16 19 (0.29%) Windows Phone 8
16 19 (0.29%) Windows Server 2003
17 17 (0.26%) CentOS
18 14 (0.21%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,169 (32.96%) Agile Software Development
2 1,228 (18.66%) MVC
3 925 (14.06%) Problem-Solving
4 743 (11.29%) Business Intelligence
5 703 (10.68%) TDD
6 684 (10.40%) Software Engineering
7 641 (9.74%) Scrum
8 537 (8.16%) Test Automation
9 484 (7.36%) OO
10 439 (6.67%) Web Development
11 435 (6.61%) SDLC
12 433 (6.58%) Analytics
13 410 (6.23%) ETL
14 402 (6.11%) Unit Testing
15 396 (6.02%) ITIL
16 393 (5.97%) Continuous Integration
17 333 (5.06%) DevOps
18 320 (4.86%) Data Analysis
19 317 (4.82%) Mentoring
20 314 (4.77%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 2,466 (37.48%) C#
2 2,084 (31.67%) JavaScript
3 1,263 (19.19%) Java
4 1,050 (15.96%) T-SQL
5 701 (10.65%) Python
6 409 (6.22%) PL/SQL
7 390 (5.93%) C++
8 330 (5.02%) PHP
9 273 (4.15%) C
9 273 (4.15%) PowerShell
10 243 (3.69%) VB.NET
11 150 (2.28%) VB
12 121 (1.84%) R
13 114 (1.73%) TypeScript
14 113 (1.72%) Bash Shell
15 106 (1.61%) Shell Script
16 101 (1.53%) Scala
17 99 (1.50%) Java 8
18 97 (1.47%) Ruby
19 94 (1.43%) Perl
Qualifications
1 927 (14.09%) Degree
2 281 (4.27%) Computer Science Degree
3 175 (2.66%) Security Cleared
4 148 (2.25%) Microsoft Certification
5 103 (1.57%) ISTQB
6 95 (1.44%) SC Cleared
7 62 (0.94%) ISEB
8 57 (0.87%) MCSE
9 46 (0.70%) DV Cleared
10 44 (0.67%) MCSA
11 35 (0.53%) PMI Certification
12 29 (0.44%) MCP
13 27 (0.41%) Numerate Degree
13 27 (0.41%) PhD
14 25 (0.38%) Cisco Certification
14 25 (0.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 22 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
16 21 (0.32%) Master's Degree
17 19 (0.29%) CCNP
17 19 (0.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 351 (5.33%) QA
2 125 (1.90%) Data Quality
3 122 (1.85%) SLA
4 36 (0.55%) PCI DSS
5 30 (0.46%) PMO
6 25 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 11 (0.17%) GDPR
8 10 (0.15%) GCP
9 8 (0.12%) GAMP
10 5 (0.076%) ISO 9001
10 5 (0.076%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 4 (0.061%) DICOM
11 4 (0.061%) HIPAA
12 3 (0.046%) EFQM
12 3 (0.046%) HL7
12 3 (0.046%) JTAG
12 3 (0.046%) MISRA
13 2 (0.030%) ISO 14001
13 2 (0.030%) ISO 8583
13 2 (0.030%) WAI
System Software
1 344 (5.23%) Active Directory
2 275 (4.18%) Docker
3 176 (2.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 119 (1.81%) Hyper-V
5 51 (0.78%) vSphere
6 45 (0.68%) Virtual Machines
7 34 (0.52%) HDFS
8 17 (0.26%) Oracle RAC
8 17 (0.26%) VirtualBox
9 15 (0.23%) XenApp
9 15 (0.23%) XenDesktop
10 11 (0.17%) Terminal Server
10 11 (0.17%) Virtual Servers
10 11 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
11 10 (0.15%) Terminal Services
12 9 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
13 8 (0.12%) Virtual Desktop
14 7 (0.11%) vCloud
15 6 (0.091%) Xen
16 5 (0.076%) KVM
Systems Management
1 151 (2.29%) Ansible
2 148 (2.25%) Puppet
3 109 (1.66%) Opscode Chef
4 105 (1.60%) Kubernetes
5 95 (1.44%) SCCM
6 44 (0.67%) Terraform
7 41 (0.62%) logstash
8 40 (0.61%) SCOM
9 27 (0.41%) Microsoft Clustering
10 23 (0.35%) Kibana
10 23 (0.35%) Packer
10 23 (0.35%) Rancher
11 21 (0.32%) HP ALM
12 20 (0.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 18 (0.27%) Data Guard
14 16 (0.24%) Docker Swarm
15 15 (0.23%) OPNET
16 14 (0.21%) HP Quality Center
17 13 (0.20%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
18 12 (0.18%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 1,714 (26.05%) Microsoft
2 1,031 (15.67%) Oracle
3 298 (4.53%) VMware
4 150 (2.28%) Tableau
5 133 (2.02%) SAP
6 129 (1.96%) Google
7 109 (1.66%) Citrix
8 83 (1.26%) Cisco
9 82 (1.25%) HP
10 77 (1.17%) Xamarin
11 65 (0.99%) Capita
12 60 (0.91%) Salesforce.com
13 57 (0.87%) Talend
14 55 (0.84%) Atlassian
15 54 (0.82%) ServiceNow
16 51 (0.78%) Sage
16 51 (0.78%) TOWER Software
17 42 (0.64%) IFS
18 41 (0.62%) Red Hat
19 37 (0.56%) IBM