Period
to 18 September 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 18 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
England > South East
6 months to
18 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 7 4 4
Rank change year-on-year -3 0 -1
Permanent jobs citing SQL 1,523 4,888 6,294
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 18.05% 18.80% 21.25%
As % of the Programming Languages category 31.24% 35.36% 37.24%
Number of salaries quoted 1,475 4,400 5,858
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £71,250 £67,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £49,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% +2.04% +8.89%

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 4,875 13,825 16,899
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 57.77% 53.17% 57.06%
Number of salaries quoted 4,186 11,884 14,653
Median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.53% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £32,500 £28,750 £28,855
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £67,500
England median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +9.52% +5.00% +3.09%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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
Hampshire -1 505 £45,000 +12.50% 59
Thames Valley -6 414 £50,000 +11.11% 91
Berkshire -3 234 £57,500 +15.00% 39
Surrey -2 231 £55,000 +4.76% 37
West Sussex -3 187 £52,500 +16.67% 25
East Sussex 0 128 £47,500 +18.75% 27
Oxfordshire -5 121 £40,000 -11.11% 30
Buckinghamshire -11 61 £49,000 +8.89% 22
Kent +3 46 £45,000 +7.14% 20
Home Counties +4 2 £70,000 +16.67%
Middlesex -4 1 £60,000 -7.69% 4
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

1 729 (47.87%) C#
2 606 (39.79%) .NET
3 569 (37.36%) JavaScript
4 541 (35.52%) Agile Software Development
5 533 (35.00%) Azure
6 471 (30.93%) SQL Server
7 422 (27.71%) Microsoft
8 390 (25.61%) HTML
9 358 (23.51%) CSS
10 286 (18.78%) DevOps
11 284 (18.65%) Degree
12 264 (17.33%) .NET Core
13 261 (17.14%) Windows
14 243 (15.96%) MVC
15 241 (15.82%) Python
16 221 (14.51%) Software Engineering
17 219 (14.38%) ASP.NET
18 216 (14.18%) Java
18 216 (14.18%) Git (software)
19 210 (13.79%) .NET Framework
20 194 (12.74%) AngularJS
21 190 (12.48%) Microservices
21 190 (12.48%) Test Automation
22 189 (12.41%) T-SQL
23 182 (11.95%) Business Intelligence
24 178 (11.69%) Finance
25 172 (11.29%) React
26 169 (11.10%) Scrum
27 167 (10.97%) Docker
28 152 (9.98%) Problem-Solving

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 77 (5.06%) SharePoint
2 73 (4.79%) IIS
3 61 (4.01%) Apache
4 54 (3.55%) Elasticsearch
5 45 (2.95%) Apache Spark
6 27 (1.77%) NServiceBus
7 21 (1.38%) Confluence
8 15 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2013
8 15 (0.98%) Skype for Business
9 14 (0.92%) MS Exchange
10 11 (0.72%) SAS
10 11 (0.72%) Tomcat
11 9 (0.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 9 (0.59%) WebLogic
12 8 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2010
13 6 (0.39%) Apache Airflow
13 6 (0.39%) SharePoint 2013
14 5 (0.33%) Apache Pig
14 5 (0.33%) CMS
14 5 (0.33%) JBoss
Applications
1 73 (4.79%) Microsoft Excel
2 55 (3.61%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (0.66%) Microsoft Project
4 6 (0.39%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.26%) Camtasia
5 4 (0.26%) MadCap Flare
5 4 (0.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.13%) S-PLUS
7 1 (0.066%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.066%) Adobe XD
7 1 (0.066%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.066%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.066%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 39 (2.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.85%) Adobe Campaign
3 6 (0.39%) Dynamics NAV
4 5 (0.33%) NetSuite
4 5 (0.33%) Unica
5 4 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.26%) SAP CRM
6 2 (0.13%) JDE EnterpriseOne
6 2 (0.13%) JDE OneWorld
6 2 (0.13%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (0.13%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.13%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.13%) SAP IS-U
7 1 (0.066%) FastStats
7 1 (0.066%) Magento
7 1 (0.066%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.066%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.066%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.066%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 533 (35.00%) Azure
2 150 (9.85%) AWS
3 124 (8.14%) Power Platform
4 92 (6.04%) Office 365
5 87 (5.71%) SaaS
6 78 (5.12%) PaaS
7 69 (4.53%) IaaS
8 54 (3.55%) GCP
9 39 (2.56%) GitHub
10 38 (2.50%) Dynamics 365
11 36 (2.36%) Serverless
12 29 (1.90%) Stackdriver
13 17 (1.12%) Azure Active Directory
13 17 (1.12%) Azure Data Factory
13 17 (1.12%) Cloud Computing
14 15 (0.98%) AWS Lambda
15 12 (0.79%) Amazon EC2
16 10 (0.66%) BPaaS
17 9 (0.59%) Azure Functions
17 9 (0.59%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 64 (4.20%) Skype
2 52 (3.41%) HTTP
3 28 (1.84%) LAN
3 28 (1.84%) WAN
4 25 (1.64%) DNS
5 24 (1.58%) Firewall
6 17 (1.12%) TCP/IP
7 12 (0.79%) FTP
8 9 (0.59%) VoIP
9 7 (0.46%) Network Security
9 7 (0.46%) RTP
10 6 (0.39%) SAN
10 6 (0.39%) SMTP
10 6 (0.39%) VPN
11 5 (0.33%) HTTPS
11 5 (0.33%) Remote Desktop
11 5 (0.33%) WEP
11 5 (0.33%) Wireless
12 4 (0.26%) Modbus
12 4 (0.26%) RS-232
Database & Business Intelligence
1 471 (30.93%) SQL Server
2 120 (7.88%) Power BI
3 107 (7.03%) Big Data
4 96 (6.30%) NoSQL
5 94 (6.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 90 (5.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 89 (5.84%) Azure SQL Database
7 89 (5.84%) Data Warehouse
8 85 (5.58%) MySQL
9 78 (5.12%) Relational Database
10 73 (4.79%) PostgreSQL
11 41 (2.69%) MongoDB
12 40 (2.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 36 (2.36%) Data Lake
14 32 (2.10%) SQL Server 2016
15 29 (1.90%) RDBMS
16 25 (1.64%) Oracle Database
16 25 (1.64%) SQL Server 2012
17 24 (1.58%) Hadoop
18 17 (1.12%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 216 (14.18%) Git (software)
2 100 (6.57%) Selenium
3 85 (5.58%) Team Foundation Server
4 69 (4.53%) Visual Studio
5 60 (3.94%) JIRA
6 56 (3.68%) SpecFlow
7 50 (3.28%) SoapUI
8 32 (2.10%) Gradle
9 30 (1.97%) Jenkins
10 24 (1.58%) JUnit
10 24 (1.58%) WebDriver
11 19 (1.25%) Visual Studio Team System
12 16 (1.05%) Subversion
13 15 (0.98%) NUnit
14 14 (0.92%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 12 (0.79%) LoadRunner
15 12 (0.79%) TeamCity
16 11 (0.72%) HP UFT
16 11 (0.72%) JMeter
16 11 (0.72%) Maven
General
1 178 (11.69%) Finance
2 52 (3.41%) Public Sector
3 39 (2.56%) Marketing
4 27 (1.77%) Retail
5 25 (1.64%) Games
5 25 (1.64%) Manufacturing
6 24 (1.58%) Telecoms
7 14 (0.92%) Banking
8 13 (0.85%) Back Office
9 12 (0.79%) Military
10 10 (0.66%) French Language
11 9 (0.59%) Police
12 8 (0.53%) Electronics
13 7 (0.46%) Local Government
14 6 (0.39%) Law
15 5 (0.33%) Advertising
15 5 (0.33%) Billing
15 5 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
16 4 (0.26%) Legal
17 3 (0.20%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 716 (47.01%) Developer
2 195 (12.80%) Software Developer
3 190 (12.48%) Senior Developer
4 181 (11.88%) Analyst
5 178 (11.69%) .NET Developer
6 139 (9.13%) C# Developer
7 133 (8.73%) Software Engineer
8 79 (5.19%) Junior
9 77 (5.06%) SQL Developer
10 76 (4.99%) Senior .NET Developer
11 72 (4.73%) Architect
12 67 (4.40%) Applications Support
13 60 (3.94%) Senior Software Developer
14 58 (3.81%) C# .NET Developer
15 56 (3.68%) C# Software Developer
16 54 (3.55%) Full Stack Developer
17 53 (3.48%) .NET Software Developer
18 51 (3.35%) Support Engineer
19 49 (3.22%) Azure Developer
20 48 (3.15%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 606 (39.79%) .NET
2 390 (25.61%) HTML
3 358 (23.51%) CSS
4 264 (17.33%) .NET Core
5 219 (14.38%) ASP.NET
6 210 (13.79%) .NET Framework
7 194 (12.74%) AngularJS
8 172 (11.29%) React
9 127 (8.34%) Web Services
10 123 (8.08%) REST
11 116 (7.62%) ASP.NET MVC
12 103 (6.76%) jQuery
13 99 (6.50%) ASP.NET Web API
14 95 (6.24%) Entity Framework
15 91 (5.98%) XML
16 88 (5.78%) HTML5
17 68 (4.46%) SOAP
18 67 (4.40%) JSON
19 59 (3.87%) Spring
20 58 (3.81%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 93 (6.11%) Analytical Skills
2 53 (3.48%) Greenfield Project
3 44 (2.89%) Mobile App
4 37 (2.43%) Data Centre
5 32 (2.10%) Self-Motivation
6 29 (1.90%) Data Structures
7 27 (1.77%) Algorithms
8 25 (1.64%) Public Cloud
9 23 (1.51%) Enterprise Software
10 20 (1.31%) Hybrid Cloud
10 20 (1.31%) Virtual Team
11 19 (1.25%) Management Information System
11 19 (1.25%) User Experience
12 18 (1.18%) Replication
13 17 (1.12%) Cloud Native
14 11 (0.72%) PKI
14 11 (0.72%) Private Cloud
14 11 (0.72%) Video Conferencing
15 10 (0.66%) CMDB
16 9 (0.59%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 261 (17.14%) Windows
2 145 (9.52%) Linux
3 87 (5.71%) Windows Server
4 35 (2.30%) Unix
5 34 (2.23%) Android
6 22 (1.44%) Windows Server 2012
7 19 (1.25%) Apple iOS
8 15 (0.98%) Windows 10
9 14 (0.92%) Windows Server 2016
10 11 (0.72%) Windows Server 2008
11 9 (0.59%) Windows 7
12 7 (0.46%) Solaris
13 6 (0.39%) Debian
13 6 (0.39%) Kali Linux
14 5 (0.33%) Windows Server 2019
15 4 (0.26%) Windows 8
16 3 (0.20%) Ubuntu
16 3 (0.20%) Windows Server 2003
17 2 (0.13%) AIX
17 2 (0.13%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 541 (35.52%) Agile Software Development
2 286 (18.78%) DevOps
3 243 (15.96%) MVC
4 221 (14.51%) Software Engineering
5 190 (12.48%) Microservices
5 190 (12.48%) Test Automation
6 182 (11.95%) Business Intelligence
7 169 (11.10%) Scrum
8 152 (9.98%) Problem-Solving
9 143 (9.39%) TDD
10 141 (9.26%) Computer Science
11 126 (8.27%) Artificial Intelligence
12 108 (7.09%) Unit Testing
13 105 (6.89%) Machine Learning
14 99 (6.50%) ETL
15 96 (6.30%) Analytics
16 94 (6.17%) Mentoring
17 83 (5.45%) Mathematics
18 76 (4.99%) CRM
19 75 (4.92%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 729 (47.87%) C#
2 569 (37.36%) JavaScript
3 241 (15.82%) Python
4 216 (14.18%) Java
5 189 (12.41%) T-SQL
6 97 (6.37%) PowerShell
7 83 (5.45%) C++
8 60 (3.94%) PHP
9 49 (3.22%) TypeScript
10 38 (2.50%) VB.NET
11 37 (2.43%) R
12 35 (2.30%) PL/SQL
13 34 (2.23%) C
14 33 (2.17%) VB
15 29 (1.90%) Bash Shell
16 25 (1.64%) Scala
17 23 (1.51%) VB6
18 16 (1.05%) SOQL
19 15 (0.98%) Shell Script
20 14 (0.92%) Perl
Qualifications
1 284 (18.65%) Degree
2 92 (6.04%) Computer Science Degree
2 92 (6.04%) Security Cleared
3 77 (5.06%) SC Cleared
4 41 (2.69%) Microsoft Certification
5 27 (1.77%) DV Cleared
5 27 (1.77%) MCSE
6 20 (1.31%) MCSA
7 18 (1.18%) ISEB
8 14 (0.92%) CCNA
8 14 (0.92%) Cisco Certification
8 14 (0.92%) ISTQB
9 11 (0.72%) TOGAF Certification
10 10 (0.66%) MCITP
11 7 (0.46%) CEH
11 7 (0.46%) CREST Certified
12 6 (0.39%) CISSP
12 6 (0.39%) PhD
13 4 (0.26%) MCP
13 4 (0.26%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (4.20%) QA
2 48 (3.15%) SLA
3 26 (1.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 22 (1.44%) GDPR
5 17 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 16 (1.05%) Data Quality
7 13 (0.85%) PMO
8 8 (0.53%) PCI DSS
9 4 (0.26%) HIPAA
10 3 (0.20%) NIST
11 1 (0.066%) COBIT
11 1 (0.066%) HL7
11 1 (0.066%) IFRS
11 1 (0.066%) NCSC
System Software
1 167 (10.97%) Docker
2 109 (7.16%) Active Directory
3 51 (3.35%) VMware Infrastructure
4 37 (2.43%) Hyper-V
5 16 (1.05%) XenApp
6 8 (0.53%) vSphere
7 7 (0.46%) Virtual Machines
8 6 (0.39%) HDFS
9 5 (0.33%) XenDesktop
10 4 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (0.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 3 (0.20%) Virtual Servers
11 3 (0.20%) VMware Workstation
12 2 (0.13%) VirtualBox
13 1 (0.066%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 1 (0.066%) KVM
13 1 (0.066%) Oracle RAC
13 1 (0.066%) Postfix
13 1 (0.066%) vCloud
13 1 (0.066%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 116 (7.62%) Kubernetes
2 65 (4.27%) Terraform
3 39 (2.56%) SCCM
4 29 (1.90%) Grafana
5 23 (1.51%) WSUS
6 21 (1.38%) Puppet
7 20 (1.31%) SCOM
8 17 (1.12%) Ansible
9 15 (0.98%) Microsoft Intune
10 12 (0.79%) Opscode Chef
11 10 (0.66%) vCenter Server
12 6 (0.39%) Kibana
13 4 (0.26%) Backup Exec
13 4 (0.26%) Single Sign-On
14 3 (0.20%) Norton AntiVirus
14 3 (0.20%) Salt
15 2 (0.13%) Galera Cluster
15 2 (0.13%) OpenNebula
15 2 (0.13%) Packer
15 2 (0.13%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 422 (27.71%) Microsoft
2 119 (7.81%) Oracle
3 92 (6.04%) VMware
4 60 (3.94%) Google
5 42 (2.76%) Salesforce.com
6 36 (2.36%) Citrix
6 36 (2.36%) Tableau
7 32 (2.10%) ServiceNow
7 32 (2.10%) Splunk
8 28 (1.84%) Xamarin
9 21 (1.38%) IBM
10 20 (1.31%) Informatica
10 20 (1.31%) SAP
11 18 (1.18%) Adobe
12 16 (1.05%) Cisco
13 11 (0.72%) Databricks
13 11 (0.72%) Telerik
14 10 (0.66%) Hortonworks
14 10 (0.66%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
14 10 (0.66%) Zend