Period
to

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 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
England > South East
6 months to
23 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 8 6 6
Rank change year-on-year -2 0 -2
Permanent jobs citing SQL 3,283 2,492 3,304
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 16.29% 18.38% 19.75%
As % of the Programming Languages category 32.55% 32.76% 35.12%
Number of salaries quoted 2,382 2,098 2,844
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £39,000 £37,500 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £65,760 £60,000 £60,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
England median annual salary £55,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.71% +5.00% -

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 10,086 7,607 9,408
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 50.06% 56.10% 56.23%
Number of salaries quoted 6,389 6,177 8,018
10th Percentile £33,000 £32,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £38,063
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £51,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +6.80% +3.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £72,500 £63,750 £62,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £75,000 £73,750
England median annual salary £62,500 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +8.70% +4.55% +4.76%

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 23 May 2022.

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 May 2022. 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
Jobs
Thames Valley +2 1,121 £55,000 +10.00% 135
Hampshire -4 880 £47,000 +4.44% 73
Berkshire +2 553 £55,000 +4.76% 76
Surrey -8 515 £55,500 +5.71% 65
Buckinghamshire -4 309 £50,000 +13.64% 40
Oxfordshire +6 262 £61,250 +36.11% 19
East Sussex +2 245 £52,500 +5.00% 23
Kent -6 228 £42,500 +6.25% 37
West Sussex 0 203 £52,500 +16.67% 16
Middlesex -12 22 £50,000 -11.11% 1
Home Counties - 10 £50,000 -
Sussex +11 7 £48,000 -15.79% 1
Isle of Wight - 4 £35,500 -
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 23 May 2022, 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 1,230 (37.47%) Agile
2 1,214 (36.98%) C#
3 1,126 (34.30%) Azure
4 1,004 (30.58%) .NET
5 965 (29.39%) SQL Server
6 882 (26.87%) Microsoft
7 804 (24.49%) JavaScript
8 801 (24.40%) Social Skills
9 732 (22.30%) Finance
10 700 (21.32%) Python
11 692 (21.08%) Business Intelligence
12 631 (19.22%) Problem-Solving
13 624 (19.01%) Power Platform
14 601 (18.31%) Analytics
15 586 (17.85%) Power BI
16 563 (17.15%) DevOps
17 530 (16.14%) HTML
18 514 (15.66%) Degree
19 496 (15.11%) Analytical Skills
20 494 (15.05%) Software Engineering
21 477 (14.53%) AWS
22 466 (14.19%) Java
23 454 (13.83%) ASP.NET
24 450 (13.71%) CSS
25 436 (13.28%) Test Automation
26 409 (12.46%) Git (software)
27 390 (11.88%) T-SQL
28 385 (11.73%) CI/CD
29 381 (11.61%) MVC
30 380 (11.57%) .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
1 161 (4.90%) Apache Spark
2 99 (3.02%) SharePoint
3 83 (2.53%) IIS
4 67 (2.04%) Apache
5 64 (1.95%) Elasticsearch
6 50 (1.52%) SAS
7 44 (1.34%) Confluence
8 39 (1.19%) CMS
9 31 (0.94%) WordPress
10 29 (0.88%) Umbraco
11 24 (0.73%) MS Exchange
12 20 (0.61%) BizTalk Server
13 19 (0.58%) Apache Solr
14 18 (0.55%) Apache Airflow
15 16 (0.49%) JBoss
16 15 (0.46%) WebLogic
17 13 (0.40%) EPiServer
18 12 (0.37%) ArcGIS
18 12 (0.37%) Mule
19 11 (0.34%) nginx
Applications
1 295 (8.99%) Microsoft Excel
2 88 (2.68%) Microsoft Office
3 43 (1.31%) SPSS
4 24 (0.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 17 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
6 13 (0.40%) MS Visio
7 7 (0.21%) Campfire
8 6 (0.18%) Pipeline Pilot
9 5 (0.15%) Microsoft Project
10 2 (0.061%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 39 (1.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 23 (0.70%) Oracle EBS R12
3 20 (0.61%) NetSuite
4 11 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
5 9 (0.27%) Oracle ERP
6 8 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
6 8 (0.24%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 6 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
8 5 (0.15%) Dynamics GP
8 5 (0.15%) IBM Planning Analytics
8 5 (0.15%) SAP S/4HANA
9 4 (0.12%) Oracle Cash Management
9 4 (0.12%) Oracle General Ledger
9 4 (0.12%) Oracle Payables
9 4 (0.12%) Oracle Receivables
10 3 (0.091%) SAP CRM
10 3 (0.091%) SAP FI-CA
10 3 (0.091%) SAP HR
10 3 (0.091%) SAP IS-U
10 3 (0.091%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 1,126 (34.30%) Azure
2 624 (19.01%) Power Platform
3 477 (14.53%) AWS
4 245 (7.46%) SaaS
5 177 (5.39%) Microsoft 365
6 147 (4.48%) Azure Data Factory
7 123 (3.75%) Serverless
8 120 (3.66%) GCP
9 69 (2.10%) GitHub
10 65 (1.98%) AWS Lambda
10 65 (1.98%) PowerApps
11 61 (1.86%) Cloud Functions
12 53 (1.61%) Azure Cosmos DB
12 53 (1.61%) Dynamics 365
12 53 (1.61%) PaaS
13 41 (1.25%) IaaS
14 39 (1.19%) OpenShift
15 36 (1.10%) Azure Synapse Analytics
16 35 (1.07%) AWS CloudFormation
17 31 (0.94%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 50 (1.52%) Internet
2 42 (1.28%) DNS
3 35 (1.07%) DHCP
4 28 (0.85%) Firewall
5 22 (0.67%) HTTP
6 18 (0.55%) SSL
6 18 (0.55%) TCP/IP
7 16 (0.49%) Broadband
8 15 (0.46%) FTP
9 14 (0.43%) SSH
10 12 (0.37%) LAN
10 12 (0.37%) SMTP
10 12 (0.37%) WAN
11 9 (0.27%) VPN
12 8 (0.24%) HTTPS
13 7 (0.21%) SAN
14 6 (0.18%) 5G
14 6 (0.18%) VLAN
14 6 (0.18%) VoIP
15 4 (0.12%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 965 (29.39%) SQL Server
2 586 (17.85%) Power BI
3 346 (10.54%) Data Warehouse
4 302 (9.20%) Relational Database
5 281 (8.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 260 (7.92%) NoSQL
7 205 (6.24%) PostgreSQL
8 200 (6.09%) MySQL
8 200 (6.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 165 (5.03%) Tableau
10 157 (4.78%) Big Data
11 149 (4.54%) MongoDB
12 123 (3.75%) Data Lake
13 117 (3.56%) Azure SQL Database
14 115 (3.50%) Hadoop
15 114 (3.47%) RDBMS
16 95 (2.89%) Oracle Database
17 76 (2.31%) Apache Cassandra
18 73 (2.22%) Flink
19 64 (1.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 409 (12.46%) Git (software)
2 187 (5.70%) Visual Studio
3 186 (5.67%) JIRA
4 124 (3.78%) Jenkins
5 111 (3.38%) Selenium
6 92 (2.80%) SpecFlow
7 73 (2.22%) NUnit
8 58 (1.77%) Maven
9 48 (1.46%) Subversion
10 47 (1.43%) TeamCity
11 46 (1.40%) Team Foundation Server
12 45 (1.37%) WebDriver
13 44 (1.34%) Gradle
14 40 (1.22%) Postman
14 40 (1.22%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 36 (1.10%) Octopus Deploy
16 35 (1.07%) Ant
17 30 (0.91%) JMeter
18 26 (0.79%) Artifactory
19 24 (0.73%) Cucumber
General
1 801 (24.40%) Social Skills
2 732 (22.30%) Finance
3 496 (15.11%) Analytical Skills
4 193 (5.88%) Marketing
5 171 (5.21%) Retail
6 143 (4.36%) Manufacturing
7 86 (2.62%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 79 (2.41%) Public Sector
9 77 (2.35%) Organisational Skills
10 70 (2.13%) Local Government
11 65 (1.98%) Legal
12 63 (1.92%) Telecoms
13 53 (1.61%) Influencing Skills
14 45 (1.37%) Advertising
15 44 (1.34%) Law
16 42 (1.28%) Presentation Skills
17 41 (1.25%) Banking
18 36 (1.10%) Games
19 27 (0.82%) Aviation
20 24 (0.73%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 1,212 (36.92%) Developer
2 569 (17.33%) Analyst
3 347 (10.57%) Software Developer
4 283 (8.62%) .NET Developer
5 280 (8.53%) Senior Developer
6 260 (7.92%) Software Engineer
7 205 (6.24%) C# Developer
8 190 (5.79%) Data Analyst
9 172 (5.24%) Data Engineer
9 172 (5.24%) SQL Developer
10 128 (3.90%) Applications Support
11 114 (3.47%) C# .NET Developer
12 109 (3.32%) Full Stack Developer
13 103 (3.14%) Senior Software Developer
14 102 (3.11%) Support Analyst
15 101 (3.08%) Junior
16 99 (3.02%) DBA
17 87 (2.65%) .NET Software Developer
18 83 (2.53%) Business Intelligence Developer
19 82 (2.50%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,004 (30.58%) .NET
2 530 (16.14%) HTML
3 454 (13.83%) ASP.NET
4 450 (13.71%) CSS
5 380 (11.57%) .NET Framework
6 366 (11.15%) .NET Core
7 300 (9.14%) React
8 273 (8.32%) AngularJS
9 207 (6.31%) Entity Framework
10 199 (6.06%) ASP.NET Web API
11 176 (5.36%) REST
12 160 (4.87%) RESTful
13 158 (4.81%) XML
14 155 (4.72%) ASP.NET MVC
15 146 (4.45%) JSON
16 138 (4.20%) jQuery
17 137 (4.17%) HTML5
18 132 (4.02%) Vue.js
19 110 (3.35%) Web Services
20 85 (2.59%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 126 (3.84%) Algorithms
2 125 (3.81%) User Experience
3 116 (3.53%) Data Structures
4 101 (3.08%) Greenfield Project
5 97 (2.95%) Self-Motivation
6 96 (2.92%) Linux Command Line
7 84 (2.56%) Management Information System
8 68 (2.07%) Life Science
9 54 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
10 44 (1.34%) Legacy Systems
11 42 (1.28%) Virtual Team
12 41 (1.25%) NHS
13 36 (1.10%) Social Media
14 34 (1.04%) Renewable Energy
15 33 (1.01%) Data Centre
15 33 (1.01%) Mobile App
16 32 (0.97%) Cyberattack
17 28 (0.85%) Cloud Native
17 28 (0.85%) IoT
17 28 (0.85%) Legacy Applications
Operating Systems
1 314 (9.56%) Windows
2 293 (8.92%) Linux
3 126 (3.84%) Windows Server
4 106 (3.23%) Unix
5 41 (1.25%) Windows Server 2019
6 32 (0.97%) Windows 10
7 31 (0.94%) Android
8 29 (0.88%) Apple iOS
9 23 (0.70%) Windows Server 2012
10 22 (0.67%) Ubuntu
10 22 (0.67%) Windows 7
11 21 (0.64%) Windows Server 2008
12 18 (0.55%) VMS
12 18 (0.55%) Windows Server 2003
13 17 (0.52%) Windows Server 2016
14 16 (0.49%) Mac OS
15 9 (0.27%) Windows XP
16 8 (0.24%) Windows 8
17 6 (0.18%) AIX
18 4 (0.12%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,230 (37.47%) Agile
2 692 (21.08%) Business Intelligence
3 631 (19.22%) Problem-Solving
4 601 (18.31%) Analytics
5 563 (17.15%) DevOps
6 494 (15.05%) Software Engineering
7 436 (13.28%) Test Automation
8 385 (11.73%) CI/CD
9 381 (11.61%) MVC
10 349 (10.63%) ETL
11 335 (10.20%) TDD
12 307 (9.35%) Data Modelling
13 303 (9.23%) Data Analysis
14 300 (9.14%) Computer Science
15 292 (8.89%) Mentoring
15 292 (8.89%) Scrum
16 287 (8.74%) Data Management
16 287 (8.74%) Microservices
17 276 (8.41%) Full Stack Development
17 276 (8.41%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 1,214 (36.98%) C#
2 804 (24.49%) JavaScript
3 700 (21.32%) Python
4 466 (14.19%) Java
5 390 (11.88%) T-SQL
6 259 (7.89%) PowerShell
7 156 (4.75%) R
8 153 (4.66%) C++
9 140 (4.26%) PHP
10 132 (4.02%) C
11 131 (3.99%) TypeScript
12 103 (3.14%) PL/SQL
13 82 (2.50%) Bash
14 60 (1.83%) Ruby
15 57 (1.74%) Shell Script
16 50 (1.52%) Perl
17 48 (1.46%) VB.NET
18 34 (1.04%) Go
19 29 (0.88%) VB
20 28 (0.85%) VBA
Qualifications
1 514 (15.66%) Degree
2 129 (3.93%) Computer Science Degree
3 101 (3.08%) Security Cleared
4 69 (2.10%) Microsoft Certification
5 48 (1.46%) SC Cleared
6 36 (1.10%) ISEB
7 28 (0.85%) ISTQB
8 26 (0.79%) Numerate Degree
9 17 (0.52%) PMI Certification
10 16 (0.49%) PhD
11 15 (0.46%) DBS Check
11 15 (0.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 13 (0.40%) MCSE
13 12 (0.37%) Master's Degree
14 8 (0.24%) MCSA
15 5 (0.15%) DV Cleared
15 5 (0.15%) FFIEC
15 5 (0.15%) ITIL Certification
15 5 (0.15%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 5 (0.15%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 170 (5.18%) QA
2 102 (3.11%) Data Quality
3 88 (2.68%) SLA
4 73 (2.22%) GDPR
5 33 (1.01%) Accessibility
6 28 (0.85%) GRC
6 28 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 10 (0.30%) NIST
8 8 (0.24%) PMO
9 7 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials
10 6 (0.18%) HL7
11 5 (0.15%) NCSC
12 4 (0.12%) COBIT
12 4 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 3 (0.091%) PCI DSS
14 2 (0.061%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 2 (0.061%) ISO 9001
14 2 (0.061%) NIST 800
15 1 (0.030%) DICOM
15 1 (0.030%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 372 (11.33%) Docker
2 88 (2.68%) Active Directory
3 50 (1.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 38 (1.16%) Hyper-V
5 35 (1.07%) Virtual Machines
6 19 (0.58%) Oracle RAC
7 15 (0.46%) XenApp
8 8 (0.24%) Virtual Desktop
8 8 (0.24%) VirtualBox
9 6 (0.18%) VMware Workstation
9 6 (0.18%) XenDesktop
10 5 (0.15%) Virtual Servers
11 4 (0.12%) Oracle Clusterware
12 3 (0.091%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 3 (0.091%) Openswan
12 3 (0.091%) vSphere
13 2 (0.061%) ISA Server
13 2 (0.061%) Terminal Services
13 2 (0.061%) VMware ESXi
14 1 (0.030%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 288 (8.77%) Kubernetes
2 61 (1.86%) Ansible
3 54 (1.64%) Terraform
4 26 (0.79%) Puppet
5 23 (0.70%) Grafana
6 21 (0.64%) Opscode Chef
7 19 (0.58%) Microsoft Intune
7 19 (0.58%) SCCM
8 18 (0.55%) Data Guard
9 15 (0.46%) Istio
9 15 (0.46%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 10 (0.30%) Single Sign-On
11 8 (0.24%) cPanel
12 7 (0.21%) Kibana
12 7 (0.21%) Oracle RMAN
12 7 (0.21%) WSUS
13 6 (0.18%) ZABBIX
14 4 (0.12%) Control-M
14 4 (0.12%) HP Quality Center
14 4 (0.12%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 882 (26.87%) Microsoft
2 307 (9.35%) Oracle
3 142 (4.33%) Google
4 115 (3.50%) Databricks
5 79 (2.41%) Cognos
6 73 (2.22%) VMware
7 66 (2.01%) Informatica
7 66 (2.01%) Salesforce.com
8 64 (1.95%) SAP
9 40 (1.22%) IBM
10 34 (1.04%) Palantir
11 33 (1.01%) Dell
12 30 (0.91%) Sophos
13 26 (0.79%) Citrix
14 23 (0.70%) Anaplan
15 21 (0.64%) Dynatrace
15 21 (0.64%) Sitecore
16 20 (0.61%) LexisNexis
17 19 (0.58%) ServiceNow
18 17 (0.52%) Alteryx