Period
to 25 November 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 25 November 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
England > South East
6 months to
25 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 7 5 3
Rank change year-on-year -2 -2 0
Permanent jobs citing SQL 1,610 4,705 5,918
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 18.35% 18.96% 20.95%
As % of the Programming Languages category 30.99% 35.01% 37.16%
Number of salaries quoted 1,595 4,287 5,431
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £31,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%

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 5,196 13,438 15,924
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 59.21% 54.16% 56.36%
Number of salaries quoted 4,494 11,678 13,812
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 £28,750
90th Percentile £73,750 £71,250 £70,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +9.52% - +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 25 November 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 25 November 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 +1 502 £45,000 +12.50% 59
Thames Valley -4 457 £50,000 +5.26% 107
Surrey +1 252 £55,000 +4.76% 67
Berkshire -6 240 £55,000 +10.00% 47
West Sussex -6 174 £57,500 +21.05% 24
East Sussex -1 138 £45,000 +12.50% 18
Oxfordshire +1 119 £50,000 +11.11% 38
Buckinghamshire -4 100 £45,000 - 22
Kent +3 67 £45,000 +5.88% 31
Middlesex +5 7 £60,000 -2.04% 1
Sussex -5 2 £40,000 -11.11% 2
Home Counties +3 1 £47,500 +5.56%
M4 Corridor - 1 - -
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 25 November 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.

1 714 (44.35%) C#
2 604 (37.52%) .NET
3 552 (34.29%) Azure
4 542 (33.66%) JavaScript
5 500 (31.06%) Agile Software Development
6 477 (29.63%) SQL Server
7 408 (25.34%) HTML
8 399 (24.78%) Microsoft
9 371 (23.04%) CSS
10 333 (20.68%) DevOps
11 329 (20.43%) .NET Core
12 254 (15.78%) Windows
13 253 (15.71%) Java
14 244 (15.16%) Degree
15 242 (15.03%) Python
16 228 (14.16%) Git (software)
16 228 (14.16%) AngularJS
17 215 (13.35%) Microservices
18 212 (13.17%) React
19 202 (12.55%) MVC
20 200 (12.42%) ASP.NET
21 199 (12.36%) Business Intelligence
22 195 (12.11%) Software Engineering
23 190 (11.80%) T-SQL
24 189 (11.74%) Test Automation
25 188 (11.68%) .NET Framework
26 185 (11.49%) Docker
27 176 (10.93%) TDD
28 175 (10.87%) Scrum
29 174 (10.81%) Linux

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 79 (4.91%) SharePoint
2 61 (3.79%) Apache
3 60 (3.73%) Elasticsearch
4 56 (3.48%) IIS
5 46 (2.86%) NServiceBus
6 44 (2.73%) Apache Spark
7 33 (2.05%) Confluence
8 21 (1.30%) MS Exchange
9 19 (1.18%) CMS
10 18 (1.12%) Tomcat
11 16 (0.99%) Skype for Business
12 15 (0.93%) Mule
13 12 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2013
14 9 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2010
14 9 (0.56%) WebLogic
15 8 (0.50%) SAS
15 8 (0.50%) Sitecore CMS
16 7 (0.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 7 (0.43%) SharePoint 2013
17 5 (0.31%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 59 (3.66%) Microsoft Excel
2 43 (2.67%) Microsoft Office
3 14 (0.87%) Microsoft Project
4 7 (0.43%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.12%) Adobe XD
6 2 (0.12%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.12%) S-PLUS
6 2 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.062%) Mathcad
7 1 (0.062%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 34 (2.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
3 8 (0.50%) Adobe Campaign
4 5 (0.31%) Unica
5 4 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
5 4 (0.25%) SAP Hybris
6 3 (0.19%) NetSuite
6 3 (0.19%) Oracle Financials
6 3 (0.19%) Sentinel
7 2 (0.12%) JDE EnterpriseOne
7 2 (0.12%) JDE OneWorld
7 2 (0.12%) Oracle BPM
7 2 (0.12%) SAP CRM
8 1 (0.062%) Magento
8 1 (0.062%) Maximo
8 1 (0.062%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.062%) Sage 200
8 1 (0.062%) SAP CS
8 1 (0.062%) SAP FI
8 1 (0.062%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 552 (34.29%) Azure
2 159 (9.88%) AWS
3 118 (7.33%) Power Platform
4 101 (6.27%) Office 365
5 96 (5.96%) PaaS
6 95 (5.90%) IaaS
7 86 (5.34%) SaaS
8 63 (3.91%) GCP
9 52 (3.23%) GitHub
10 38 (2.36%) Serverless
11 36 (2.24%) Stackdriver
12 33 (2.05%) Azure Active Directory
13 28 (1.74%) Dynamics 365
14 26 (1.61%) Azure Data Factory
15 24 (1.49%) Azure Functions
16 19 (1.18%) Cloud Computing
17 14 (0.87%) OneDrive
18 11 (0.68%) Amazon EC2
19 10 (0.62%) Amazon S3
19 10 (0.62%) BPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 75 (4.66%) HTTP
2 66 (4.10%) Skype
3 29 (1.80%) DNS
4 23 (1.43%) Firewall
5 20 (1.24%) TCP/IP
6 17 (1.06%) LAN
6 17 (1.06%) VoIP
7 16 (0.99%) WAN
8 12 (0.75%) DHCP
8 12 (0.75%) FTP
9 11 (0.68%) RTP
10 10 (0.62%) HTTPS
10 10 (0.62%) Remote Desktop
11 8 (0.50%) VPN
12 7 (0.43%) Internet
12 7 (0.43%) SAN
13 6 (0.37%) WEP
14 5 (0.31%) Wireless
15 4 (0.25%) DMZ
15 4 (0.25%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 477 (29.63%) SQL Server
2 151 (9.38%) NoSQL
3 110 (6.83%) Power BI
4 98 (6.09%) Azure SQL Database
5 89 (5.53%) Relational Database
6 86 (5.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 85 (5.28%) PostgreSQL
8 83 (5.16%) MySQL
9 80 (4.97%) Big Data
10 78 (4.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 76 (4.72%) Data Warehouse
12 48 (2.98%) Tableau
13 30 (1.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 28 (1.74%) Oracle Database
15 27 (1.68%) MongoDB
16 26 (1.61%) Data Lake
17 21 (1.30%) SQL Server 2008
18 16 (0.99%) QlikView
18 16 (0.99%) SQL Server 2012
19 15 (0.93%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 228 (14.16%) Git (software)
2 96 (5.96%) JIRA
3 92 (5.71%) Selenium
4 79 (4.91%) Team Foundation Server
5 49 (3.04%) JUnit
6 48 (2.98%) Visual Studio
7 45 (2.80%) Jenkins
8 43 (2.67%) Gradle
9 40 (2.48%) SpecFlow
10 33 (2.05%) SoapUI
11 25 (1.55%) WebDriver
12 23 (1.43%) NUnit
13 20 (1.24%) Maven
14 19 (1.18%) Cucumber
14 19 (1.18%) Visual Studio Team System
15 16 (0.99%) Bitbucket
15 16 (0.99%) Subversion
16 14 (0.87%) JBehave
16 14 (0.87%) Octopus Deploy
17 13 (0.81%) TestNG
General
1 162 (10.06%) Finance
2 65 (4.04%) Public Sector
3 40 (2.48%) Retail
4 39 (2.42%) Marketing
5 34 (2.11%) Telecoms
6 30 (1.86%) Manufacturing
7 18 (1.12%) Games
8 15 (0.93%) Military
9 12 (0.75%) Advertising
9 12 (0.75%) Back Office
10 11 (0.68%) Billing
11 10 (0.62%) Law
12 9 (0.56%) Local Government
13 8 (0.50%) Aerospace
14 7 (0.43%) Banking
14 7 (0.43%) Electronics
14 7 (0.43%) Legal
15 5 (0.31%) Automotive
16 4 (0.25%) Housing Association
17 3 (0.19%) Fire and Rescue
Job Titles
1 767 (47.64%) Developer
2 232 (14.41%) Senior Developer
3 217 (13.48%) .NET Developer
4 180 (11.18%) Analyst
5 160 (9.94%) Software Developer
6 130 (8.07%) C# Developer
7 121 (7.52%) Software Engineer
8 90 (5.59%) Full Stack Developer
9 83 (5.16%) Applications Support
9 83 (5.16%) SQL Developer
10 82 (5.09%) Senior .NET Developer
11 78 (4.84%) Support Engineer
12 68 (4.22%) C# .NET Developer
13 65 (4.04%) Java Developer
14 63 (3.91%) Architect
15 57 (3.54%) Junior
15 57 (3.54%) Senior Software Developer
16 52 (3.23%) .NET Software Developer
17 51 (3.17%) Azure Engineer
18 50 (3.11%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 604 (37.52%) .NET
2 408 (25.34%) HTML
3 371 (23.04%) CSS
4 329 (20.43%) .NET Core
5 228 (14.16%) AngularJS
6 212 (13.17%) React
7 200 (12.42%) ASP.NET
8 188 (11.68%) .NET Framework
9 155 (9.63%) REST
10 128 (7.95%) Web Services
11 108 (6.71%) jQuery
12 105 (6.52%) ASP.NET MVC
13 101 (6.27%) Entity Framework
14 94 (5.84%) Spring
15 93 (5.78%) Vue.js
16 90 (5.59%) ASP.NET Web API
16 90 (5.59%) HTML5
17 84 (5.22%) RabbitMQ
18 79 (4.91%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 77 (4.78%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 119 (7.39%) Analytical Skills
2 57 (3.54%) Greenfield Project
3 48 (2.98%) Data Centre
4 32 (1.99%) Self-Motivation
5 28 (1.74%) Enterprise Software
5 28 (1.74%) Public Cloud
6 27 (1.68%) Hybrid Cloud
7 24 (1.49%) Mobile App
8 23 (1.43%) Data Structures
8 23 (1.43%) Management Information System
9 22 (1.37%) User Experience
10 21 (1.30%) Algorithms
10 21 (1.30%) Private Cloud
11 14 (0.87%) Cloud Native
12 13 (0.81%) Client/Server
12 13 (0.81%) Video Conferencing
13 11 (0.68%) Clustering
13 11 (0.68%) Driving Licence
13 11 (0.68%) Linux Command Line
13 11 (0.68%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 254 (15.78%) Windows
2 174 (10.81%) Linux
3 91 (5.65%) Windows Server
4 30 (1.86%) Unix
5 23 (1.43%) Android
5 23 (1.43%) Windows Server 2012
6 17 (1.06%) Windows 10
7 12 (0.75%) Windows Server 2016
8 10 (0.62%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (0.56%) CentOS
9 9 (0.56%) Windows 7
10 7 (0.43%) Solaris
11 6 (0.37%) Windows Server 2019
12 4 (0.25%) Apple iOS
12 4 (0.25%) Kali Linux
13 3 (0.19%) Ubuntu
13 3 (0.19%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.12%) Oracle Linux
15 1 (0.062%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 1 (0.062%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 500 (31.06%) Agile Software Development
2 333 (20.68%) DevOps
3 215 (13.35%) Microservices
4 202 (12.55%) MVC
5 199 (12.36%) Business Intelligence
6 195 (12.11%) Software Engineering
7 189 (11.74%) Test Automation
8 176 (10.93%) TDD
9 175 (10.87%) Scrum
10 155 (9.63%) Problem-Solving
11 141 (8.76%) Computer Science
12 111 (6.89%) Unit Testing
13 94 (5.84%) Analytics
14 91 (5.65%) ETL
15 85 (5.28%) Mentoring
16 81 (5.03%) Artificial Intelligence
16 81 (5.03%) SOA
17 75 (4.66%) Machine Learning
18 73 (4.53%) Data Modelling
19 72 (4.47%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 714 (44.35%) C#
2 542 (33.66%) JavaScript
3 253 (15.71%) Java
4 242 (15.03%) Python
5 190 (11.80%) T-SQL
6 108 (6.71%) PowerShell
7 84 (5.22%) C++
8 75 (4.66%) PHP
8 75 (4.66%) TypeScript
9 48 (2.98%) VB.NET
10 38 (2.36%) C
11 32 (1.99%) Go
12 28 (1.74%) VB
13 27 (1.68%) Bash Shell
14 26 (1.61%) R
15 23 (1.43%) Scala
16 21 (1.30%) PL/SQL
17 15 (0.93%) Java 8
18 13 (0.81%) Apex Code
18 13 (0.81%) Perl
Qualifications
1 244 (15.16%) Degree
2 96 (5.96%) Security Cleared
3 83 (5.16%) Computer Science Degree
4 73 (4.53%) SC Cleared
5 38 (2.36%) Microsoft Certification
6 29 (1.80%) DV Cleared
7 25 (1.55%) MCSE
8 22 (1.37%) CCNA
8 22 (1.37%) Cisco Certification
9 20 (1.24%) ISTQB
10 12 (0.75%) ISEB
11 9 (0.56%) MCSA
12 8 (0.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 8 (0.50%) PMI Certification
13 7 (0.43%) CISSP
14 5 (0.31%) PhD
15 4 (0.25%) CEH
15 4 (0.25%) CISA
15 4 (0.25%) HND
15 4 (0.25%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (4.66%) QA
2 45 (2.80%) SLA
3 32 (1.99%) GDPR
4 20 (1.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 18 (1.12%) Data Quality
6 12 (0.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 6 (0.37%) PCI DSS
8 4 (0.25%) HIPAA
9 3 (0.19%) NIST
10 2 (0.12%) IFRS
11 1 (0.062%) COBIT
11 1 (0.062%) HL7
11 1 (0.062%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.062%) NCSC
System Software
1 185 (11.49%) Docker
2 123 (7.64%) Active Directory
3 52 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
4 47 (2.92%) Hyper-V
5 16 (0.99%) Virtual Machines
6 13 (0.81%) XenApp
7 6 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (0.31%) HDFS
9 3 (0.19%) Firmware
9 3 (0.19%) VirtualBox
9 3 (0.19%) VMware Workstation
9 3 (0.19%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.12%) pfSense
11 1 (0.062%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.062%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 1 (0.062%) KVM
11 1 (0.062%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.062%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.062%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.062%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 154 (9.57%) Kubernetes
2 87 (5.40%) Terraform
3 40 (2.48%) SCCM
4 36 (2.24%) Grafana
5 28 (1.74%) Microsoft Intune
6 18 (1.12%) Ansible
7 14 (0.87%) WSUS
8 11 (0.68%) Puppet
9 10 (0.62%) SCOM
9 10 (0.62%) vCenter Server
10 7 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
11 5 (0.31%) HP Quality Center
12 4 (0.25%) Hadoop YARN
13 2 (0.12%) PowerCLI
14 1 (0.062%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
14 1 (0.062%) Failover Clustering
14 1 (0.062%) HAProxy
14 1 (0.062%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
14 1 (0.062%) SCSM
14 1 (0.062%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 399 (24.78%) Microsoft
2 102 (6.34%) Oracle
2 102 (6.34%) VMware
3 71 (4.41%) Google
4 42 (2.61%) Splunk
5 38 (2.36%) ServiceNow
6 31 (1.93%) Citrix
7 28 (1.74%) Salesforce.com
8 19 (1.18%) Adobe
9 18 (1.12%) IBM
10 16 (0.99%) Cisco
10 16 (0.99%) SAP
10 16 (0.99%) Xamarin
11 15 (0.93%) MuleSoft
12 11 (0.68%) Sitecore
13 10 (0.62%) Databricks
13 10 (0.62%) Informatica
13 10 (0.62%) Red Hat
14 8 (0.50%) Percona
15 7 (0.43%) Sun