Period
to 27 October 2021

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 27 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
England > South East
6 months to
27 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 6 8 6
Rank change year-on-year +2 -2 -2
Permanent jobs citing SQL 3,217 1,512 4,733
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 17.76% 18.60% 18.79%
As % of the Programming Languages category 33.45% 31.28% 35.04%
Number of salaries quoted 2,447 1,359 4,182
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £27,500
25th Percentile £40,000 £37,500 £33,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year - +11.11% -
75th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £57,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £67,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +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 9,618 4,834 13,506
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 53.09% 59.47% 53.61%
Number of salaries quoted 6,954 4,202 11,728
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £28,750
25th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £52,500 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year - +10.53% -
75th Percentile £65,188 £65,000 £61,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £71,250
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.35% +9.52% +4.65%

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 27 October 2021.

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 27 October 2021. 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 +3 1,047 £50,000 - 187
Hampshire -3 860 £50,000 +11.11% 112
Berkshire +5 574 £55,000 +0.92% 86
Surrey -4 418 £52,500 -4.55% 65
West Sussex +8 321 £47,500 -19.15% 29
Buckinghamshire +2 289 £45,000 - 74
East Sussex +3 277 £50,000 +11.11% 20
Kent +4 223 £47,500 +5.56% 49
Oxfordshire 0 187 £50,000 +11.11% 27
Sussex - 16 £60,000 - 4
Home Counties -11 4 £52,500 +10.53%
Middlesex +4 3 £37,500 -37.50% 4
Isle of Wight - 2 £40,000 -
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 27 October 2021, 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 1,286 (39.98%) C#
2 1,177 (36.59%) Agile Software Development
3 1,148 (35.69%) .NET
4 1,139 (35.41%) Azure
5 972 (30.21%) JavaScript
6 786 (24.43%) Social Skills
7 766 (23.81%) SQL Server
8 682 (21.20%) Microsoft
9 564 (17.53%) HTML
10 517 (16.07%) Problem-Solving
11 513 (15.95%) Python
12 510 (15.85%) CSS
13 508 (15.79%) Degree
14 494 (15.36%) .NET Core
15 473 (14.70%) Full Stack Development
16 460 (14.30%) DevOps
17 444 (13.80%) React
18 434 (13.49%) AWS
19 432 (13.43%) Scrum
20 413 (12.84%) MVC
20 413 (12.84%) Business Intelligence
21 398 (12.37%) Analytics
22 396 (12.31%) Software Engineering
23 393 (12.22%) TDD
24 390 (12.12%) Java
25 386 (12.00%) Git (software)
26 385 (11.97%) Finance
27 382 (11.87%) T-SQL
28 369 (11.47%) AngularJS
29 367 (11.41%) Test Automation

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
1 105 (3.26%) CMS
2 89 (2.77%) SharePoint
3 66 (2.05%) IIS
4 52 (1.62%) WebLogic
5 51 (1.59%) EPiServer
6 43 (1.34%) Elasticsearch
7 38 (1.18%) Apache Spark
8 33 (1.03%) Apache
9 32 (0.99%) Confluence
10 31 (0.96%) Tomcat
11 28 (0.87%) JBoss
12 26 (0.81%) SAS
13 24 (0.75%) BizTalk Server
13 24 (0.75%) Umbraco
14 22 (0.68%) Oracle Service Bus
15 21 (0.65%) Apache Solr
16 19 (0.59%) Cloud Foundry
17 17 (0.53%) MS Exchange
18 14 (0.44%) WordPress
19 6 (0.19%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 182 (5.66%) Microsoft Excel
2 117 (3.64%) Microsoft Office
3 26 (0.81%) Spreadsheet
4 23 (0.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 11 (0.34%) Chatbot
6 10 (0.31%) MS Visio
7 8 (0.25%) InVision
8 2 (0.062%) Microsoft Project
8 2 (0.062%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.062%) SPSS
9 1 (0.031%) Adobe XD
9 1 (0.031%) Stata
Business Applications
1 46 (1.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 33 (1.03%) Dynamics NAV
3 22 (0.68%) Oracle EBS
4 21 (0.65%) Oracle EBS R12
5 20 (0.62%) NetSuite
6 16 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
7 14 (0.44%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 10 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
9 8 (0.25%) Shopify
10 7 (0.22%) Oracle General Ledger
10 7 (0.22%) Oracle Payables
10 7 (0.22%) Oracle Receivables
11 6 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
11 6 (0.19%) SAP Business One
11 6 (0.19%) SAP S/4HANA
12 5 (0.16%) Cognos Controller
12 5 (0.16%) Oracle Assets
12 5 (0.16%) Oracle Financials
13 4 (0.12%) Infor CloudSuite
13 4 (0.12%) OPENHousing
Cloud Services
1 1,139 (35.41%) Azure
2 434 (13.49%) AWS
3 361 (11.22%) Power Platform
4 266 (8.27%) SaaS
5 198 (6.15%) Microsoft 365
6 124 (3.85%) Serverless
7 97 (3.02%) PaaS
8 91 (2.83%) GCP
9 89 (2.77%) Azure Service Bus
10 87 (2.70%) Azure Data Factory
10 87 (2.70%) IaaS
11 76 (2.36%) Azure Functions
12 69 (2.14%) Azure Cosmos DB
13 61 (1.90%) GitHub
14 58 (1.80%) Azure Active Directory
14 58 (1.80%) Dynamics 365
15 51 (1.59%) Azure Event Grid
16 48 (1.49%) Amazon S3
17 46 (1.43%) Azure Storage
18 33 (1.03%) Azure Synapse Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 79 (2.46%) Firewall
2 65 (2.02%) DNS
3 38 (1.18%) VPN
4 33 (1.03%) DHCP
5 28 (0.87%) HTTP
6 27 (0.84%) TCP/IP
7 22 (0.68%) Internet
7 22 (0.68%) VLAN
8 21 (0.65%) SSL
9 20 (0.62%) SMTP
10 13 (0.40%) WAN
11 12 (0.37%) LAN
11 12 (0.37%) Network Security
11 12 (0.37%) SAN
12 10 (0.31%) FTP
12 10 (0.31%) GSM
12 10 (0.31%) HTTPS
12 10 (0.31%) VoIP
12 10 (0.31%) Wireless
13 8 (0.25%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 766 (23.81%) SQL Server
2 352 (10.94%) Power BI
3 268 (8.33%) NoSQL
4 228 (7.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 215 (6.68%) Data Warehouse
6 205 (6.37%) MySQL
7 178 (5.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 176 (5.47%) Relational Database
9 163 (5.07%) Big Data
10 137 (4.26%) Data Lake
11 115 (3.57%) PostgreSQL
12 114 (3.54%) Tableau
13 112 (3.48%) Oracle Database
14 109 (3.39%) MongoDB
15 107 (3.33%) Azure SQL Database
16 71 (2.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 68 (2.11%) RDBMS
18 61 (1.90%) Redis
19 49 (1.52%) Oracle Database 10g
20 48 (1.49%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 386 (12.00%) Git (software)
2 164 (5.10%) Visual Studio
3 159 (4.94%) JIRA
4 157 (4.88%) Selenium
5 136 (4.23%) Jenkins
6 103 (3.20%) Team Foundation Server
7 59 (1.83%) Octopus Deploy
8 55 (1.71%) NUnit
9 54 (1.68%) TeamCity
10 45 (1.40%) SpecFlow
11 40 (1.24%) Cucumber
12 37 (1.15%) Visual Studio Code
13 32 (0.99%) WebDriver
14 31 (0.96%) Gradle
15 28 (0.87%) Postman
15 28 (0.87%) Visual Studio Team System
16 27 (0.84%) webpack
17 23 (0.71%) Maven
18 22 (0.68%) Subversion
18 22 (0.68%) Toad
General
1 786 (24.43%) Social Skills
2 385 (11.97%) Finance
3 334 (10.38%) Analytical Skills
4 113 (3.51%) Retail
5 99 (3.08%) Organisational Skills
6 80 (2.49%) Marketing
7 62 (1.93%) Law
8 58 (1.80%) Manufacturing
9 54 (1.68%) Advertising
10 49 (1.52%) Presentation Skills
10 49 (1.52%) Public Sector
11 43 (1.34%) Pharmaceutical
12 40 (1.24%) Inclusion and Diversity
12 40 (1.24%) Telecoms
13 35 (1.09%) Legal
14 31 (0.96%) French Language
15 30 (0.93%) German Language
16 27 (0.84%) Documentation Skills
17 26 (0.81%) Police
18 22 (0.68%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 1,436 (44.64%) Developer
2 435 (13.52%) Analyst
3 387 (12.03%) Software Developer
4 363 (11.28%) .NET Developer
5 350 (10.88%) Senior Developer
6 330 (10.26%) C# Developer
7 233 (7.24%) Software Engineer
8 215 (6.68%) C# .NET Developer
9 178 (5.53%) Full Stack Developer
10 166 (5.16%) SQL Developer
11 156 (4.85%) C# Software Developer
12 145 (4.51%) .NET Software Developer
13 128 (3.98%) Applications Support
13 128 (3.98%) Java Developer
14 127 (3.95%) Data Engineer
15 126 (3.92%) Data Analyst
15 126 (3.92%) Senior Software Developer
16 118 (3.67%) Senior C# Developer
17 116 (3.61%) Architect
18 99 (3.08%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,148 (35.69%) .NET
2 564 (17.53%) HTML
3 510 (15.85%) CSS
4 494 (15.36%) .NET Core
5 444 (13.80%) React
6 369 (11.47%) AngularJS
7 336 (10.44%) .NET Framework
8 333 (10.35%) ASP.NET
9 269 (8.36%) REST
10 227 (7.06%) Web Services
11 184 (5.72%) ASP.NET Web API
12 172 (5.35%) Vue.js
13 128 (3.98%) HTML5
14 120 (3.73%) ASP.NET MVC
14 120 (3.73%) Node.js
15 119 (3.70%) XML
16 118 (3.67%) RESTful
17 109 (3.39%) jQuery
18 106 (3.29%) SOAP
19 78 (2.42%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 142 (4.41%) Greenfield Project
2 107 (3.33%) User Experience
3 87 (2.70%) Self-Motivation
4 79 (2.46%) Enterprise Software
5 75 (2.33%) Algorithms
6 59 (1.83%) Mobile App
7 57 (1.77%) Data Structures
8 51 (1.59%) Legacy Systems
9 48 (1.49%) Hybrid Cloud
9 48 (1.49%) Management Information System
10 43 (1.34%) Data Centre
11 35 (1.09%) Linux Command Line
12 30 (0.93%) Cloud Native
12 30 (0.93%) Virtual Team
13 24 (0.75%) Life Science
13 24 (0.75%) LIMS
14 22 (0.68%) Clustering
15 17 (0.53%) Driving Licence
16 16 (0.50%) Data Protection Act
16 16 (0.50%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 358 (11.13%) Windows
2 337 (10.48%) Linux
3 112 (3.48%) Windows Server
4 78 (2.42%) Unix
5 64 (1.99%) Android
6 56 (1.74%) Apple iOS
7 42 (1.31%) VMS
8 36 (1.12%) Windows 10
9 26 (0.81%) Windows 7
10 24 (0.75%) Windows Server 2012
11 22 (0.68%) Solaris
12 19 (0.59%) Windows Server 2019
13 17 (0.53%) Windows Server 2008
14 16 (0.50%) Windows Server 2016
15 12 (0.37%) Windows 8
16 8 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 6 (0.19%) CentOS
18 4 (0.12%) AIX
18 4 (0.12%) Debian
18 4 (0.12%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,177 (36.59%) Agile Software Development
2 517 (16.07%) Problem-Solving
3 473 (14.70%) Full Stack Development
4 460 (14.30%) DevOps
5 432 (13.43%) Scrum
6 413 (12.84%) Business Intelligence
6 413 (12.84%) MVC
7 398 (12.37%) Analytics
8 396 (12.31%) Software Engineering
9 393 (12.22%) TDD
10 367 (11.41%) Test Automation
11 362 (11.25%) Microservices
12 307 (9.54%) Computer Science
13 282 (8.77%) Mentoring
14 278 (8.64%) ETL
15 251 (7.80%) SDLC
16 199 (6.19%) Web Development
17 182 (5.66%) Data Modelling
18 165 (5.13%) Artificial Intelligence
18 165 (5.13%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1,286 (39.98%) C#
2 972 (30.21%) JavaScript
3 513 (15.95%) Python
4 390 (12.12%) Java
5 382 (11.87%) T-SQL
6 222 (6.90%) PowerShell
7 204 (6.34%) TypeScript
8 192 (5.97%) PHP
9 154 (4.79%) PL/SQL
10 103 (3.20%) C
11 81 (2.52%) C++
12 80 (2.49%) R
13 57 (1.77%) Bash Shell
14 40 (1.24%) VB.NET
15 39 (1.21%) Go
15 39 (1.21%) VBA
16 34 (1.06%) Shell Script
17 33 (1.03%) Scala
17 33 (1.03%) VB
18 29 (0.90%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 508 (15.79%) Degree
2 179 (5.56%) Computer Science Degree
3 127 (3.95%) Security Cleared
4 94 (2.92%) SC Cleared
5 87 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
6 47 (1.46%) MCSE
7 40 (1.24%) Master's Degree
8 33 (1.03%) ISEB
9 25 (0.78%) CCA
9 25 (0.78%) Citrix Certification
9 25 (0.78%) MCSA
10 24 (0.75%) Numerate Degree
11 20 (0.62%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 19 (0.59%) ISTQB
13 18 (0.56%) Cisco Certification
14 17 (0.53%) CCNA
15 10 (0.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 8 (0.25%) CISA
16 8 (0.25%) CRISC
16 8 (0.25%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 159 (4.94%) QA
2 94 (2.92%) SLA
3 74 (2.30%) Data Quality
4 41 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 23 (0.71%) GDPR
6 22 (0.68%) Good Clinical Practice
7 19 (0.59%) Accessibility
8 12 (0.37%) CDISC
8 12 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 10 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 10 (0.31%) PCI DSS
10 9 (0.28%) COBIT
11 8 (0.25%) NIST
12 6 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials
12 6 (0.19%) HIPAA
12 6 (0.19%) PMO
13 5 (0.16%) GLP
13 5 (0.16%) GMP
13 5 (0.16%) ISO 13485
14 4 (0.12%) GRC
System Software
1 343 (10.66%) Docker
2 181 (5.63%) Active Directory
3 80 (2.49%) VMware Infrastructure
4 59 (1.83%) Hyper-V
5 22 (0.68%) Virtual Machines
6 15 (0.47%) Firmware
6 15 (0.47%) XenApp
7 11 (0.34%) VirtualBox
7 11 (0.34%) XenDesktop
8 10 (0.31%) Virtual Servers
9 9 (0.28%) Virtual Desktop
9 9 (0.28%) vSphere
10 8 (0.25%) VMware Workstation
11 6 (0.19%) Oracle RAC
12 3 (0.093%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 3 (0.093%) VMware Server
13 2 (0.062%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 2 (0.062%) OpenAM
13 2 (0.062%) OpenIDM
13 2 (0.062%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 268 (8.33%) Kubernetes
2 90 (2.80%) Terraform
3 45 (1.40%) Microsoft Intune
4 40 (1.24%) Ansible
5 38 (1.18%) SCCM
6 35 (1.09%) WSUS
7 28 (0.87%) Puppet
8 26 (0.81%) Opscode Chef
9 15 (0.47%) Single Sign-On
10 11 (0.34%) Kibana
11 10 (0.31%) Data Guard
11 10 (0.31%) Istio
12 9 (0.28%) Oracle RMAN
13 8 (0.25%) Failover Clustering
14 7 (0.22%) Grafana
14 7 (0.22%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 7 (0.22%) Packer
15 4 (0.12%) Active Directory Federation Services
15 4 (0.12%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
15 4 (0.12%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 682 (21.20%) Microsoft
2 340 (10.57%) Oracle
3 158 (4.91%) VMware
4 93 (2.89%) Databricks
5 88 (2.74%) Citrix
6 83 (2.58%) Google
7 54 (1.68%) SAP
8 37 (1.15%) Salesforce.com
9 35 (1.09%) Veeam
10 28 (0.87%) Informatica
10 28 (0.87%) Palantir
11 26 (0.81%) Red Hat
12 21 (0.65%) ServiceNow
12 21 (0.65%) Xamarin
13 20 (0.62%) Sage
14 18 (0.56%) JD Edwards
15 17 (0.53%) IFS
15 17 (0.53%) Remedy
16 16 (0.50%) StreamSets
17 15 (0.47%) LabWare