Period
to 23 April 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 23 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
England > South East
6 months to
23 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 6 4 3
Rank change year-on-year -2 -1 0
Permanent jobs citing SQL 2,288 3,919 5,320
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 17.95% 20.06% 20.00%
As % of the Programming Languages category 32.07% 35.76% 36.38%
Number of salaries quoted 1,936 3,393 4,611
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £27,000
25th Percentile £37,500 £35,000 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%
75th Percentile £61,250 £60,000 £57,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £72,500 £66,250
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

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 7,135 10,960 14,625
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 55.99% 56.09% 54.99%
Number of salaries quoted 5,937 9,429 12,664
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £28,750
25th Percentile £41,250 £37,500 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £63,750 £62,500 £61,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £72,500
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%

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 April 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 23 April 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 -3 711 £50,000 +5.26% 204
Hampshire 0 610 £45,000 +5.88% 89
Surrey +1 432 £52,500 -4.55% 61
Berkshire -4 420 £52,500 - 94
West Sussex -3 229 £45,000 - 33
East Sussex -2 156 £50,000 +25.00% 32
Oxfordshire -2 149 £47,500 +9.20% 63
Buckinghamshire -1 142 £45,000 -7.22% 47
Kent 0 129 £37,500 -11.76% 30
Middlesex +6 9 £52,500 -12.50% 2
Sussex -13 3 £50,000 +54.50%
M4 Corridor - 1 - -
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 23 April 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.

1 918 (40.12%) C#
2 837 (36.58%) .NET
3 772 (33.74%) Azure
4 736 (32.17%) JavaScript
5 689 (30.11%) Agile Software Development
6 606 (26.49%) SQL Server
7 553 (24.17%) HTML
8 483 (21.11%) CSS
9 480 (20.98%) Microsoft
10 432 (18.88%) .NET Core
11 362 (15.82%) Degree
12 327 (14.29%) DevOps
13 314 (13.72%) Docker
14 312 (13.64%) Git (software)
15 307 (13.42%) AngularJS
16 297 (12.98%) Finance
17 296 (12.94%) Business Intelligence
18 293 (12.81%) Java
19 284 (12.41%) Python
20 278 (12.15%) React
21 275 (12.02%) MVC
22 272 (11.89%) T-SQL
22 272 (11.89%) ASP.NET
23 268 (11.71%) Software Engineering
24 266 (11.63%) Linux
25 263 (11.49%) Scrum
26 259 (11.32%) Microservices
27 253 (11.06%) Problem-Solving
28 243 (10.62%) Kubernetes
29 234 (10.23%) Analytical Skills

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 80 (3.50%) SharePoint
2 71 (3.10%) CMS
3 54 (2.36%) IIS
4 45 (1.97%) Apache
5 44 (1.92%) EPiServer
6 37 (1.62%) Confluence
7 30 (1.31%) SAS
8 25 (1.09%) WebLogic
9 24 (1.05%) Tomcat
10 23 (1.01%) NServiceBus
11 22 (0.96%) JBoss
12 18 (0.79%) Apache Spark
13 17 (0.74%) Apache Solr
14 16 (0.70%) BizTalk Server
15 15 (0.66%) Elasticsearch
16 14 (0.61%) MS Exchange
17 13 (0.57%) Mule
17 13 (0.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 10 (0.44%) GlassFish
19 9 (0.39%) Apache Airflow
Applications
1 140 (6.12%) Microsoft Excel
2 58 (2.53%) Microsoft Office
3 24 (1.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 15 (0.66%) MS Visio
5 11 (0.48%) Microsoft Project
6 7 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
7 5 (0.22%) Photoshop
7 5 (0.22%) Sketch
8 1 (0.044%) EngageOne
8 1 (0.044%) Quicktime
Business Applications
1 43 (1.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 33 (1.44%) Dynamics NAV
3 16 (0.70%) Dynamics AX
4 15 (0.66%) NetSuite
5 11 (0.48%) Oracle EBS
6 9 (0.39%) Infor M3
6 9 (0.39%) SAP Business One
7 8 (0.35%) Oracle ERP
8 6 (0.26%) Oracle EBS R12
8 6 (0.26%) Shopify
9 5 (0.22%) Epicor Tropos
9 5 (0.22%) Oracle Financials
10 4 (0.17%) Maximo
10 4 (0.17%) Oracle Assets
10 4 (0.17%) Oracle Clinical
10 4 (0.17%) Oracle Payables
10 4 (0.17%) Oracle Receivables
10 4 (0.17%) Sentinel
11 3 (0.13%) nopCommerce
11 3 (0.13%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 772 (33.74%) Azure
2 225 (9.83%) AWS
3 204 (8.92%) Power Platform
4 135 (5.90%) SaaS
5 91 (3.98%) Microsoft 365
6 82 (3.58%) IaaS
7 72 (3.15%) PaaS
8 63 (2.75%) Azure Data Factory
9 53 (2.32%) Azure Active Directory
10 48 (2.10%) Dynamics 365
11 46 (2.01%) GCP
11 46 (2.01%) Serverless
12 38 (1.66%) GitHub
13 32 (1.40%) Azure Service Bus
14 28 (1.22%) Azure Functions
15 25 (1.09%) Azure Cosmos DB
16 22 (0.96%) Azure Storage
17 21 (0.92%) Azure ExpressRoute
18 20 (0.87%) AWS CloudFormation
19 17 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 45 (1.97%) Firewall
2 35 (1.53%) HTTP
3 31 (1.35%) TCP/IP
4 28 (1.22%) DNS
5 22 (0.96%) WAN
6 21 (0.92%) SAN
7 19 (0.83%) Network Security
8 18 (0.79%) Skype
9 17 (0.74%) LAN
10 15 (0.66%) DMZ
10 15 (0.66%) VLAN
10 15 (0.66%) VPN
11 13 (0.57%) Internet
11 13 (0.57%) VoIP
12 10 (0.44%) MPLS
13 9 (0.39%) DHCP
13 9 (0.39%) Intranet
13 9 (0.39%) Wireshark
14 8 (0.35%) FTP
15 7 (0.31%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 606 (26.49%) SQL Server
2 201 (8.78%) Power BI
3 166 (7.26%) NoSQL
4 154 (6.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 137 (5.99%) Relational Database
6 133 (5.81%) Azure SQL Database
7 125 (5.46%) Data Warehouse
8 115 (5.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 88 (3.85%) Tableau
10 85 (3.72%) PostgreSQL
11 78 (3.41%) MySQL
12 57 (2.49%) MongoDB
13 53 (2.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 45 (1.97%) RDBMS
15 43 (1.88%) Oracle Database
16 41 (1.79%) Big Data
17 40 (1.75%) Redis
18 36 (1.57%) Data Lake
19 34 (1.49%) SQLPlus
20 32 (1.40%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 312 (13.64%) Git (software)
2 117 (5.11%) Selenium
3 114 (4.98%) JIRA
4 92 (4.02%) Jenkins
5 74 (3.23%) Visual Studio
6 51 (2.23%) Team Foundation Server
7 46 (2.01%) TeamCity
8 39 (1.70%) NUnit
9 38 (1.66%) Cucumber
9 38 (1.66%) Maven
10 36 (1.57%) JUnit
11 34 (1.49%) Bitbucket
12 31 (1.35%) SpecFlow
12 31 (1.35%) Subversion
13 29 (1.27%) WebDriver
14 23 (1.01%) JMeter
14 23 (1.01%) Octopus Deploy
15 20 (0.87%) Gradle
16 19 (0.83%) IntelliJ
16 19 (0.83%) SoapUI
General
1 297 (12.98%) Finance
2 84 (3.67%) Marketing
3 64 (2.80%) Telecoms
4 60 (2.62%) Retail
5 56 (2.45%) Manufacturing
6 44 (1.92%) Advertising
7 37 (1.62%) Law
8 30 (1.31%) Electronics
9 26 (1.14%) Public Sector
10 24 (1.05%) Billing
11 14 (0.61%) Military
12 12 (0.52%) Banking
12 12 (0.52%) French Language
12 12 (0.52%) Legal
13 11 (0.48%) Games
13 11 (0.48%) German Language
13 11 (0.48%) Multimedia
14 10 (0.44%) Automotive
15 9 (0.39%) Aerospace
15 9 (0.39%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 1,148 (50.17%) Developer
2 318 (13.90%) Software Developer
3 310 (13.55%) .NET Developer
4 290 (12.67%) Analyst
5 279 (12.19%) Senior Developer
6 258 (11.28%) C# Developer
7 140 (6.12%) C# .NET Developer
8 134 (5.86%) Full Stack Developer
9 122 (5.33%) Software Engineer
10 119 (5.20%) SQL Developer
11 118 (5.16%) C# Software Developer
12 116 (5.07%) Senior Software Developer
13 110 (4.81%) .NET Software Developer
14 109 (4.76%) Data Analyst
15 93 (4.06%) Support Engineer
16 85 (3.72%) Applications Support
17 71 (3.10%) Junior
18 66 (2.88%) Architect
19 63 (2.75%) Azure Engineer
20 62 (2.71%) Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 837 (36.58%) .NET
2 553 (24.17%) HTML
3 483 (21.11%) CSS
4 432 (18.88%) .NET Core
5 307 (13.42%) AngularJS
6 278 (12.15%) React
7 272 (11.89%) ASP.NET
8 228 (9.97%) REST
9 187 (8.17%) .NET Framework
10 174 (7.60%) Vue.js
11 158 (6.91%) Web Services
12 155 (6.77%) HTML5
13 130 (5.68%) jQuery
14 126 (5.51%) RESTful
15 125 (5.46%) SOAP
16 121 (5.29%) XML
17 114 (4.98%) ASP.NET MVC
18 108 (4.72%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 99 (4.33%) ASP.NET Web API
19 99 (4.33%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 234 (10.23%) Analytical Skills
2 85 (3.72%) Greenfield Project
3 68 (2.97%) Self-Motivation
4 57 (2.49%) Data Centre
5 56 (2.45%) User Experience
6 45 (1.97%) Mobile App
7 40 (1.75%) Data Structures
8 38 (1.66%) Algorithms
9 33 (1.44%) Virtual Team
10 32 (1.40%) Enterprise Software
10 32 (1.40%) Public Cloud
11 31 (1.35%) Client/Server
12 26 (1.14%) Organisational Skills
12 26 (1.14%) Private Cloud
13 25 (1.09%) Hybrid Cloud
14 19 (0.83%) LIMS
15 18 (0.79%) Management Information System
16 15 (0.66%) Linux Command Line
17 13 (0.57%) Life Science
17 13 (0.57%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 266 (11.63%) Linux
2 214 (9.35%) Windows
3 73 (3.19%) Windows Server
4 57 (2.49%) Unix
5 24 (1.05%) Android
6 22 (0.96%) CentOS
7 21 (0.92%) Apple iOS
8 18 (0.79%) Windows Server 2016
9 17 (0.74%) Windows 10
9 17 (0.74%) Windows Server 2012
10 16 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 15 (0.66%) Ubuntu
12 13 (0.57%) Windows Server 2019
13 10 (0.44%) Windows 7
14 7 (0.31%) Windows Server 2008
15 5 (0.22%) VMS
16 3 (0.13%) AIX
17 2 (0.087%) Oracle Linux
18 1 (0.044%) Embedded Linux
18 1 (0.044%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 689 (30.11%) Agile Software Development
2 327 (14.29%) DevOps
3 296 (12.94%) Business Intelligence
4 275 (12.02%) MVC
5 268 (11.71%) Software Engineering
6 263 (11.49%) Scrum
7 259 (11.32%) Microservices
8 253 (11.06%) Problem-Solving
9 230 (10.05%) Computer Science
10 224 (9.79%) TDD
11 218 (9.53%) Test Automation
12 175 (7.65%) Mentoring
13 163 (7.12%) Analytics
14 152 (6.64%) Unit Testing
15 137 (5.99%) Project Management
16 131 (5.73%) Web Development
17 121 (5.29%) Data Modelling
18 120 (5.24%) Migration
19 115 (5.03%) OO
20 112 (4.90%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 918 (40.12%) C#
2 736 (32.17%) JavaScript
3 293 (12.81%) Java
4 284 (12.41%) Python
5 272 (11.89%) T-SQL
6 123 (5.38%) PowerShell
7 120 (5.24%) PHP
8 92 (4.02%) C++
9 84 (3.67%) PL/SQL
10 77 (3.37%) C
11 71 (3.10%) TypeScript
12 54 (2.36%) VB.NET
13 47 (2.05%) Bash Shell
14 40 (1.75%) VB
15 31 (1.35%) Go
16 27 (1.18%) Ruby
17 26 (1.14%) R
18 18 (0.79%) ES6
19 16 (0.70%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
19 16 (0.70%) Scala
Qualifications
1 362 (15.82%) Degree
2 130 (5.68%) Computer Science Degree
3 67 (2.93%) Security Cleared
4 48 (2.10%) Microsoft Certification
5 46 (2.01%) SC Cleared
6 26 (1.14%) CCNA
6 26 (1.14%) Cisco Certification
7 25 (1.09%) ISEB
8 23 (1.01%) MCSE
9 19 (0.83%) ISTQB
10 17 (0.74%) Numerate Degree
11 14 (0.61%) Master's Degree
12 13 (0.57%) DV Cleared
13 11 (0.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 11 (0.48%) PhD
14 8 (0.35%) HND
14 8 (0.35%) ITIL Certification
15 7 (0.31%) DBS Check
16 6 (0.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 5 (0.22%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 137 (5.99%) QA
2 41 (1.79%) SLA
3 38 (1.66%) Data Quality
4 13 (0.57%) GRC
5 11 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 9 (0.39%) GDPR
7 6 (0.26%) CDISC
8 5 (0.22%) GAMP
9 2 (0.087%) Good Clinical Practice
9 2 (0.087%) ISAE 3402
9 2 (0.087%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.044%) HL7
10 1 (0.044%) NCSC
10 1 (0.044%) NIST
System Software
1 314 (13.72%) Docker
2 125 (5.46%) Active Directory
3 62 (2.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 43 (1.88%) Hyper-V
5 21 (0.92%) Virtual Machines
6 7 (0.31%) Oracle RAC
6 7 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
6 7 (0.31%) vSphere
7 6 (0.26%) Firmware
8 5 (0.22%) Terminal Services
9 4 (0.17%) NFS
10 3 (0.13%) HDFS
10 3 (0.13%) pfSense
10 3 (0.13%) VMware NSX
11 2 (0.087%) PowerHA
12 1 (0.044%) KVM
12 1 (0.044%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.044%) Xen
12 1 (0.044%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 243 (10.62%) Kubernetes
2 82 (3.58%) Terraform
3 57 (2.49%) Ansible
4 44 (1.92%) SCCM
5 37 (1.62%) Microsoft Intune
6 33 (1.44%) Puppet
7 19 (0.83%) Opscode Chef
8 8 (0.35%) Data Guard
9 7 (0.31%) Oracle RMAN
10 6 (0.26%) vRealize
11 5 (0.22%) Grafana
11 5 (0.22%) HAProxy
11 5 (0.22%) Oracle ZFS
11 5 (0.22%) SCVMM
12 4 (0.17%) Argo
12 4 (0.17%) FlexNet
12 4 (0.17%) Kubeflow
13 3 (0.13%) Consul
13 3 (0.13%) Docker Swarm
13 3 (0.13%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 480 (20.98%) Microsoft
2 189 (8.26%) Oracle
3 106 (4.63%) VMware
4 59 (2.58%) Google
5 43 (1.88%) SAP
6 34 (1.49%) Salesforce.com
7 27 (1.18%) Databricks
8 24 (1.05%) MuleSoft
9 23 (1.01%) Cognos
10 21 (0.92%) Infor
11 20 (0.87%) Red Hat
12 19 (0.83%) Adobe
13 18 (0.79%) JD Edwards
14 17 (0.74%) Cisco
14 17 (0.74%) Xamarin
15 15 (0.66%) HP
16 13 (0.57%) IBM
16 13 (0.57%) Telerik
16 13 (0.57%) Veeam
17 12 (0.52%) Citrix