Period
to 16 July 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 16 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
England > South East
6 months to
16 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 4 3 4
Rank change year-on-year -1 +1 -1
Permanent jobs citing SQL 2,538 5,312 6,580
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 19.47% 19.94% 21.54%
As % of the Programming Languages category 34.70% 36.78% 37.37%
Number of salaries quoted 2,295 4,741 6,068
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £63,750
England median annual salary £52,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.00% +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 7,314 14,443 17,607
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 56.10% 54.21% 57.65%
Number of salaries quoted 6,200 12,313 15,287
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,750 £28,827
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £67,500
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 16 July 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 16 July 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 -1 772 £50,000 +11.11% 68
Hampshire -1 734 £45,000 +12.50% 39
Surrey +1 439 £55,000 +4.76% 38
Berkshire -2 401 £55,000 +15.79% 33
West Sussex -1 317 £47,500 - 38
Oxfordshire -2 188 £42,500 -5.56% 23
Buckinghamshire 0 185 £50,000 +17.65% 12
East Sussex -2 171 £45,000 +12.50% 14
Kent +3 89 £37,500 -10.18% 15
Sussex - 7 £32,363 -
Isle of Wight +6 1 £40,000 +45.45%
Home Counties +6 1 £70,000 +16.67%
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 16 July 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 1,048 (41.29%) C#
2 892 (35.15%) .NET
3 882 (34.75%) Agile Software Development
4 853 (33.61%) JavaScript
5 808 (31.84%) SQL Server
6 718 (28.29%) Azure
7 648 (25.53%) Microsoft
8 611 (24.07%) HTML
9 558 (21.99%) CSS
10 445 (17.53%) Degree
11 419 (16.51%) Windows
12 402 (15.84%) MVC
13 363 (14.30%) Business Intelligence
14 361 (14.22%) ASP.NET
15 358 (14.11%) Python
16 313 (12.33%) Finance
16 313 (12.33%) Git (software)
16 313 (12.33%) DevOps
17 310 (12.21%) Software Engineering
18 308 (12.14%) Java
19 304 (11.98%) AngularJS
20 297 (11.70%) T-SQL
21 293 (11.54%) Problem-Solving
22 286 (11.27%) .NET Framework
23 285 (11.23%) Test Automation
24 275 (10.84%) Linux
25 273 (10.76%) Oracle
26 268 (10.56%) .NET Core
27 256 (10.09%) Analytical Skills
28 250 (9.85%) Scrum

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
1 118 (4.65%) SharePoint
2 87 (3.43%) IIS
3 54 (2.13%) Apache
4 44 (1.73%) Apache Spark
5 41 (1.62%) Elasticsearch
6 32 (1.26%) MS Exchange
7 31 (1.22%) Confluence
8 29 (1.14%) Tomcat
9 27 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2013
10 23 (0.91%) SAS
11 21 (0.83%) Skype for Business
12 19 (0.75%) WebSphere
13 15 (0.59%) WebLogic
14 14 (0.55%) JBoss
15 11 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2010
16 9 (0.35%) Apache Solr
16 9 (0.35%) CMS
16 9 (0.35%) Jupyter
16 9 (0.35%) nginx
17 8 (0.32%) MQSeries
Applications
1 132 (5.20%) Microsoft Excel
2 95 (3.74%) Microsoft Office
3 13 (0.51%) MS Visio
4 12 (0.47%) Microsoft Project
5 9 (0.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 9 (0.35%) SPSS
6 7 (0.28%) Camtasia
6 7 (0.28%) MadCap Flare
7 5 (0.20%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.079%) Chatbot
8 2 (0.079%) S-PLUS
9 1 (0.039%) CPLEX
Business Applications
1 58 (2.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.39%) Adobe Campaign
2 10 (0.39%) Oracle ERP
3 9 (0.35%) Dynamics NAV
4 8 (0.32%) SAP ERP
5 7 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
5 7 (0.28%) Oracle iProcurement
5 7 (0.28%) SAP CRM
6 6 (0.24%) Maximo
6 6 (0.24%) Oracle Assets
6 6 (0.24%) Oracle Cash Management
6 6 (0.24%) Oracle EBS R12
6 6 (0.24%) Oracle Financials
6 6 (0.24%) Oracle General Ledger
6 6 (0.24%) Oracle Payables
6 6 (0.24%) Oracle Receivables
7 5 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
7 5 (0.20%) NetSuite
7 5 (0.20%) OpenCart
7 5 (0.20%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 718 (28.29%) Azure
2 241 (9.50%) AWS
3 219 (8.63%) Power Platform
4 142 (5.59%) SaaS
5 114 (4.49%) Office 365
6 98 (3.86%) PaaS
7 74 (2.92%) IaaS
8 47 (1.85%) Dynamics 365
9 42 (1.65%) Serverless
10 39 (1.54%) GCP
11 30 (1.18%) Azure Data Factory
12 27 (1.06%) Azure Active Directory
13 24 (0.95%) GitHub
14 21 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
15 18 (0.71%) AWS Lambda
16 14 (0.55%) Amazon EC2
17 12 (0.47%) Amazon S3
18 11 (0.43%) Azure Machine Learning
19 8 (0.32%) AWS CloudFormation
20 7 (0.28%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 68 (2.68%) Firewall
2 53 (2.09%) Skype
3 49 (1.93%) DNS
3 49 (1.93%) HTTP
4 48 (1.89%) WAN
5 47 (1.85%) LAN
6 33 (1.30%) TCP/IP
7 31 (1.22%) SAN
8 27 (1.06%) Internet
9 21 (0.83%) DHCP
10 20 (0.79%) FTP
11 19 (0.75%) SSL
12 17 (0.67%) NetScaler
12 17 (0.67%) Wireless
13 16 (0.63%) VoIP
14 13 (0.51%) RTP
15 11 (0.43%) VPN
16 10 (0.39%) VLAN
17 9 (0.35%) NAS
17 9 (0.35%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 808 (31.84%) SQL Server
2 218 (8.59%) Power BI
3 199 (7.84%) Relational Database
4 187 (7.37%) Data Warehouse
5 183 (7.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 183 (7.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 157 (6.19%) MySQL
7 154 (6.07%) Big Data
8 121 (4.77%) Azure SQL Database
9 104 (4.10%) PostgreSQL
10 103 (4.06%) NoSQL
11 88 (3.47%) Data Lake
12 83 (3.27%) MongoDB
12 83 (3.27%) RDBMS
13 75 (2.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 60 (2.36%) SQL Server 2016
15 55 (2.17%) Hadoop
16 52 (2.05%) Oracle Database
17 46 (1.81%) SQL Server 2012
18 36 (1.42%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 313 (12.33%) Git (software)
2 141 (5.56%) Selenium
3 125 (4.93%) Visual Studio
4 110 (4.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 105 (4.14%) JIRA
6 83 (3.27%) Jenkins
7 72 (2.84%) SoapUI
8 70 (2.76%) SpecFlow
9 38 (1.50%) Subversion
10 35 (1.38%) Maven
11 30 (1.18%) TeamCity
12 27 (1.06%) WebDriver
13 26 (1.02%) Cucumber
13 26 (1.02%) HP UFT
14 25 (0.99%) LoadRunner
14 25 (0.99%) NUnit
15 22 (0.87%) JUnit
16 20 (0.79%) JMeter
17 17 (0.67%) Octopus Deploy
18 16 (0.63%) webpack
General
1 313 (12.33%) Finance
2 69 (2.72%) Retail
3 63 (2.48%) Marketing
4 41 (1.62%) Manufacturing
5 32 (1.26%) Games
6 30 (1.18%) Law
6 30 (1.18%) Telecoms
7 26 (1.02%) Back Office
7 26 (1.02%) Banking
8 25 (0.99%) Legal
9 24 (0.95%) French Language
10 23 (0.91%) Public Sector
11 19 (0.75%) Aerospace
12 18 (0.71%) Police
13 13 (0.51%) Financial Institution
14 12 (0.47%) Electronics
15 8 (0.32%) Military
16 7 (0.28%) Billing
16 7 (0.28%) Publishing
17 6 (0.24%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 1,147 (45.19%) Developer
2 364 (14.34%) Analyst
3 354 (13.95%) Software Developer
4 268 (10.56%) .NET Developer
5 259 (10.20%) C# Developer
6 223 (8.79%) Senior Developer
7 147 (5.79%) Software Engineer
8 121 (4.77%) Junior
9 114 (4.49%) SQL Developer
10 113 (4.45%) C# .NET Developer
11 111 (4.37%) Data Analyst
12 109 (4.29%) C# Software Developer
13 104 (4.10%) Consultant
14 97 (3.82%) Applications Support
14 97 (3.82%) Architect
15 95 (3.74%) Full Stack Developer
16 91 (3.59%) Senior Software Developer
17 81 (3.19%) Java Developer
17 81 (3.19%) Support Analyst
18 78 (3.07%) .NET Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 892 (35.15%) .NET
2 611 (24.07%) HTML
3 558 (21.99%) CSS
4 361 (14.22%) ASP.NET
5 304 (11.98%) AngularJS
6 286 (11.27%) .NET Framework
7 268 (10.56%) .NET Core
8 228 (8.98%) Web Services
9 187 (7.37%) REST
10 185 (7.29%) React
10 185 (7.29%) XML
11 167 (6.58%) jQuery
12 165 (6.50%) ASP.NET MVC
13 160 (6.30%) HTML5
14 128 (5.04%) SOAP
15 127 (5.00%) ASP.NET Web API
16 125 (4.93%) RESTful
17 112 (4.41%) Node.js
18 108 (4.26%) Entity Framework
19 99 (3.90%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 256 (10.09%) Analytical Skills
2 88 (3.47%) Greenfield Project
3 78 (3.07%) Self-Motivation
4 69 (2.72%) Data Centre
5 62 (2.44%) Mobile App
6 58 (2.29%) Enterprise Software
7 54 (2.13%) User Experience
8 50 (1.97%) Virtual Team
9 43 (1.69%) Management Information System
10 40 (1.58%) Data Structures
11 33 (1.30%) CMDB
11 33 (1.30%) Replication
12 32 (1.26%) Public Cloud
13 31 (1.22%) Algorithms
14 25 (0.99%) Private Cloud
15 22 (0.87%) Clustering
16 18 (0.71%) Hybrid Cloud
16 18 (0.71%) Mainframe
17 17 (0.67%) Cloud Native
18 15 (0.59%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 419 (16.51%) Windows
2 275 (10.84%) Linux
3 145 (5.71%) Windows Server
4 71 (2.80%) Unix
5 51 (2.01%) Windows Server 2012
6 39 (1.54%) Windows Server 2016
7 34 (1.34%) Android
8 27 (1.06%) Apple iOS
9 22 (0.87%) Windows 10
10 18 (0.71%) Debian
10 18 (0.71%) Windows 7
10 18 (0.71%) Windows Server 2008
11 16 (0.63%) AIX
12 15 (0.59%) Solaris
13 12 (0.47%) Windows Server 2003
14 11 (0.43%) Windows Server 2019
15 10 (0.39%) CentOS
16 9 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 6 (0.24%) Kali Linux
17 6 (0.24%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 882 (34.75%) Agile Software Development
2 402 (15.84%) MVC
3 363 (14.30%) Business Intelligence
4 313 (12.33%) DevOps
5 310 (12.21%) Software Engineering
6 293 (11.54%) Problem-Solving
7 285 (11.23%) Test Automation
8 250 (9.85%) Scrum
9 223 (8.79%) TDD
10 222 (8.75%) ETL
11 215 (8.47%) Computer Science
12 201 (7.92%) Analytics
13 196 (7.72%) Unit Testing
14 195 (7.68%) Microservices
15 169 (6.66%) Artificial Intelligence
16 159 (6.26%) Machine Learning
17 150 (5.91%) Web Development
18 143 (5.63%) Migration
19 141 (5.56%) Data Analysis
20 140 (5.52%) OO
Programming Languages
1 1,048 (41.29%) C#
2 853 (33.61%) JavaScript
3 358 (14.11%) Python
4 308 (12.14%) Java
5 297 (11.70%) T-SQL
6 123 (4.85%) C++
7 117 (4.61%) PowerShell
8 109 (4.29%) PHP
9 104 (4.10%) PL/SQL
10 93 (3.66%) VB.NET
11 81 (3.19%) TypeScript
12 72 (2.84%) R
13 52 (2.05%) Bash Shell
14 51 (2.01%) C
15 48 (1.89%) VB
16 43 (1.69%) Shell Script
17 32 (1.26%) VBA
18 31 (1.22%) Perl
19 29 (1.14%) VB6
20 22 (0.87%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 445 (17.53%) Degree
2 139 (5.48%) Computer Science Degree
3 99 (3.90%) Security Cleared
4 76 (2.99%) SC Cleared
5 61 (2.40%) Microsoft Certification
6 39 (1.54%) MCSE
7 34 (1.34%) DV Cleared
8 28 (1.10%) Cisco Certification
9 24 (0.95%) CCNA
9 24 (0.95%) MCSA
10 20 (0.79%) ISEB
11 16 (0.63%) TOGAF Certification
12 14 (0.55%) ISTQB
13 12 (0.47%) Numerate Degree
14 10 (0.39%) MCITP
15 8 (0.32%) PhD
16 7 (0.28%) CEH
16 7 (0.28%) CREST Certified
16 7 (0.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 6 (0.24%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 161 (6.34%) QA
2 70 (2.76%) SLA
3 42 (1.65%) Data Quality
4 41 (1.62%) GDPR
5 37 (1.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 27 (1.06%) PMO
7 20 (0.79%) PCI DSS
8 17 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 12 (0.47%) GAAP
10 8 (0.32%) DICOM
10 8 (0.32%) HIPAA
11 4 (0.16%) ISO 9001
12 3 (0.12%) ISO 14001
12 3 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 3 (0.12%) MiFID
13 2 (0.079%) Solvency II
14 1 (0.039%) Actionable Recommendations
14 1 (0.039%) HL7
14 1 (0.039%) NCSC
System Software
1 243 (9.57%) Docker
2 154 (6.07%) Active Directory
3 75 (2.96%) VMware Infrastructure
4 67 (2.64%) Hyper-V
5 23 (0.91%) XenApp
6 18 (0.71%) vSphere
7 17 (0.67%) XenDesktop
8 14 (0.55%) Virtual Machines
9 9 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
10 7 (0.28%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 6 (0.24%) HDFS
12 5 (0.20%) Firmware
12 5 (0.20%) KVM
12 5 (0.20%) Virtual Servers
13 4 (0.16%) VMware Workstation
14 3 (0.12%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 2 (0.079%) iptables
15 2 (0.079%) Virtual Desktop
16 1 (0.039%) BitLocker
16 1 (0.039%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 116 (4.57%) Kubernetes
2 51 (2.01%) Terraform
3 50 (1.97%) Puppet
3 50 (1.97%) SCCM
4 41 (1.62%) Ansible
5 31 (1.22%) WSUS
6 23 (0.91%) SCOM
7 22 (0.87%) Opscode Chef
8 11 (0.43%) Backup Exec
8 11 (0.43%) Microsoft Intune
8 11 (0.43%) Norton AntiVirus
8 11 (0.43%) Tivoli
9 10 (0.39%) Salt
9 10 (0.39%) Single Sign-On
10 8 (0.32%) Kibana
10 8 (0.32%) vCenter Server
11 6 (0.24%) FortiGate
11 6 (0.24%) Galera Cluster
11 6 (0.24%) OpenNebula
12 5 (0.20%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 648 (25.53%) Microsoft
2 273 (10.76%) Oracle
3 128 (5.04%) VMware
4 104 (4.10%) Tableau
5 57 (2.25%) Citrix
6 53 (2.09%) Cisco
7 44 (1.73%) HP
8 41 (1.62%) Google
8 41 (1.62%) Xamarin
9 37 (1.46%) Informatica
10 32 (1.26%) IBM
11 31 (1.22%) Dell
11 31 (1.22%) Salesforce.com
11 31 (1.22%) SAP
12 29 (1.14%) Alteryx
13 25 (0.99%) Teradata
14 22 (0.87%) Blue Prism
15 21 (0.83%) UiPath
16 20 (0.79%) Automation Anywhere
16 20 (0.79%) Cadence