Period
to 29 July 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 29 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
England > South East
6 months to
29 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 6 6 4
Rank change year-on-year 0 -2 +1
Permanent jobs citing SQL 3,025 2,289 5,171
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 18.51% 19.16% 19.57%
As % of the Programming Languages category 33.62% 33.96% 36.23%
Number of salaries quoted 2,369 1,985 4,518
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,574 £27,500
25th Percentile £37,500 £36,250 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £49,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.16% +5.56% -
75th Percentile £61,250 £62,000 £57,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £72,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £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 8,998 6,741 14,272
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 55.05% 56.42% 54.03%
Number of salaries quoted 6,746 5,772 12,321
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £28,750
25th Percentile £41,000 £38,750 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,922 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +1.84% +5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £61,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £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 29 July 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 29 July 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 -2 955 £50,000 - 217
Hampshire -1 776 £47,500 +5.56% 100
Berkshire 0 531 £55,000 +10.00% 99
Surrey 0 485 £52,500 -6.67% 70
West Sussex -2 281 £45,500 -5.21% 32
East Sussex +5 270 £50,000 +11.11% 27
Buckinghamshire 0 250 £45,000 -10.00% 75
Kent +1 218 £42,500 +13.33% 46
Oxfordshire -2 176 £45,000 +5.88% 43
Sussex -2 7 £60,000 +85.39% 2
Middlesex - 5 £52,500 - 1
Home Counties -11 2 £40,000 -42.86%
Isle of Wight +1 1 £40,000 - 1
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 1,232 (40.73%) C#
2 1,155 (38.18%) .NET
3 1,086 (35.90%) Agile Software Development
4 1,029 (34.02%) Azure
5 996 (32.93%) JavaScript
6 735 (24.30%) SQL Server
7 720 (23.80%) Social Skills
8 630 (20.83%) HTML
9 620 (20.50%) Microsoft
10 593 (19.60%) CSS
11 539 (17.82%) .NET Core
12 519 (17.16%) Degree
13 481 (15.90%) AngularJS
14 459 (15.17%) React
15 456 (15.07%) Scrum
16 451 (14.91%) Problem-Solving
17 450 (14.88%) Full Stack Development
18 400 (13.22%) Software Engineering
19 397 (13.12%) DevOps
20 393 (12.99%) Docker
21 392 (12.96%) MVC
22 381 (12.60%) Git (software)
23 378 (12.50%) Python
24 374 (12.36%) T-SQL
25 369 (12.20%) Microservices
26 361 (11.93%) Java
27 358 (11.83%) ASP.NET
28 355 (11.74%) Finance
29 347 (11.47%) AWS
30 336 (11.11%) Windows

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 94 (3.11%) CMS
2 90 (2.98%) SharePoint
3 79 (2.61%) IIS
4 55 (1.82%) EPiServer
4 55 (1.82%) WebLogic
5 40 (1.32%) Apache
6 37 (1.22%) Confluence
6 37 (1.22%) Elasticsearch
7 34 (1.12%) SAS
8 33 (1.09%) Apache Solr
9 32 (1.06%) Tomcat
10 27 (0.89%) BizTalk Server
11 22 (0.73%) JBoss
12 21 (0.69%) Oracle Service Bus
13 20 (0.66%) Apache Spark
14 19 (0.63%) Cloud Foundry
15 16 (0.53%) MS Exchange
16 15 (0.50%) NServiceBus
16 15 (0.50%) Umbraco
17 14 (0.46%) WordPress
Applications
1 170 (5.62%) Microsoft Excel
2 101 (3.34%) Microsoft Office
3 29 (0.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 15 (0.50%) MS Visio
5 12 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
6 8 (0.26%) Microsoft Project
7 7 (0.23%) Chatbot
8 5 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
8 5 (0.17%) Photoshop
8 5 (0.17%) Sketch
9 2 (0.066%) InVision
10 1 (0.033%) ProjectWise
10 1 (0.033%) SPSS
10 1 (0.033%) Stata
Business Applications
1 45 (1.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 30 (0.99%) Dynamics NAV
3 19 (0.63%) NetSuite
4 18 (0.60%) Dynamics AX
4 18 (0.60%) Oracle EBS
5 14 (0.46%) Shopify
6 12 (0.40%) Oracle EBS R12
7 11 (0.36%) Oracle ERP
8 8 (0.26%) Oracle Assets
8 8 (0.26%) Oracle Financials
8 8 (0.26%) Oracle Payables
8 8 (0.26%) Oracle Receivables
9 7 (0.23%) Oracle Clinical
9 7 (0.23%) Oracle General Ledger
9 7 (0.23%) SAP Business One
10 5 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
11 4 (0.13%) Cognos Controller
11 4 (0.13%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
11 4 (0.13%) Infor CRM
11 4 (0.13%) OPENHousing
Cloud Services
1 1,029 (34.02%) Azure
2 347 (11.47%) AWS
3 266 (8.79%) Power Platform
4 222 (7.34%) SaaS
5 144 (4.76%) Microsoft 365
6 89 (2.94%) PaaS
7 84 (2.78%) IaaS
8 76 (2.51%) Serverless
9 75 (2.48%) Azure Service Bus
10 73 (2.41%) GCP
11 62 (2.05%) Azure Active Directory
11 62 (2.05%) Dynamics 365
12 56 (1.85%) Azure Data Factory
13 51 (1.69%) Azure Cosmos DB
14 50 (1.65%) GitHub
15 45 (1.49%) Azure Functions
16 36 (1.19%) Azure ExpressRoute
16 36 (1.19%) Azure Storage
17 31 (1.02%) Amazon S3
17 31 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 88 (2.91%) Firewall
2 65 (2.15%) DNS
3 39 (1.29%) VPN
4 24 (0.79%) TCP/IP
5 23 (0.76%) Network Security
6 21 (0.69%) Internet
6 21 (0.69%) VLAN
7 20 (0.66%) DHCP
8 19 (0.63%) SAN
9 17 (0.56%) Wireshark
10 15 (0.50%) WAN
11 14 (0.46%) HTTP
12 11 (0.36%) NAS
12 11 (0.36%) SMTP
13 10 (0.33%) DMZ
14 9 (0.30%) GSM
14 9 (0.30%) LAN
14 9 (0.30%) Wireless
15 8 (0.26%) FTP
15 8 (0.26%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 735 (24.30%) SQL Server
2 258 (8.53%) Power BI
3 241 (7.97%) NoSQL
4 188 (6.21%) Relational Database
5 163 (5.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 161 (5.32%) Data Warehouse
7 158 (5.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 142 (4.69%) MySQL
9 112 (3.70%) Azure SQL Database
10 111 (3.67%) Oracle Database
11 100 (3.31%) Tableau
12 96 (3.17%) PostgreSQL
13 83 (2.74%) RDBMS
14 81 (2.68%) Big Data
15 80 (2.64%) MongoDB
16 79 (2.61%) Data Lake
17 57 (1.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 55 (1.82%) Redis
19 42 (1.39%) Oracle Database 10g
20 38 (1.26%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 381 (12.60%) Git (software)
2 169 (5.59%) JIRA
3 156 (5.16%) Selenium
4 135 (4.46%) Jenkins
5 122 (4.03%) Visual Studio
6 75 (2.48%) Team Foundation Server
7 64 (2.12%) TeamCity
8 59 (1.95%) NUnit
9 58 (1.92%) SpecFlow
10 50 (1.65%) Cucumber
10 50 (1.65%) Octopus Deploy
11 44 (1.45%) WebDriver
12 40 (1.32%) Gradle
12 40 (1.32%) Maven
13 36 (1.19%) webpack
14 31 (1.02%) JMeter
15 30 (0.99%) Visual Studio Code
16 29 (0.96%) Visual Studio Team System
17 27 (0.89%) Bitbucket
18 25 (0.83%) Subversion
General
1 720 (23.80%) Social Skills
2 355 (11.74%) Finance
3 309 (10.21%) Analytical Skills
4 104 (3.44%) Retail
5 87 (2.88%) Marketing
5 87 (2.88%) Organisational Skills
6 58 (1.92%) Manufacturing
7 48 (1.59%) Advertising
8 45 (1.49%) Telecoms
9 43 (1.42%) Law
10 37 (1.22%) Public Sector
11 28 (0.93%) Electronics
12 26 (0.86%) Documentation Skills
12 26 (0.86%) Presentation Skills
13 21 (0.69%) Inclusion and Diversity
13 21 (0.69%) Police
14 20 (0.66%) Billing
14 20 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
15 18 (0.60%) Banking
16 17 (0.56%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 1,458 (48.20%) Developer
2 423 (13.98%) Software Developer
3 380 (12.56%) .NET Developer
4 362 (11.97%) Analyst
5 330 (10.91%) C# Developer
6 317 (10.48%) Senior Developer
7 220 (7.27%) Software Engineer
8 205 (6.78%) C# .NET Developer
9 167 (5.52%) SQL Developer
10 161 (5.32%) Full Stack Developer
11 159 (5.26%) C# Software Developer
12 155 (5.12%) .NET Software Developer
13 138 (4.56%) Senior Software Developer
14 120 (3.97%) Architect
15 112 (3.70%) Applications Support
16 110 (3.64%) Java Developer
17 106 (3.50%) Data Analyst
18 104 (3.44%) Junior
19 92 (3.04%) JavaScript Developer
20 90 (2.98%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,155 (38.18%) .NET
2 630 (20.83%) HTML
3 593 (19.60%) CSS
4 539 (17.82%) .NET Core
5 481 (15.90%) AngularJS
6 459 (15.17%) React
7 358 (11.83%) ASP.NET
8 308 (10.18%) .NET Framework
9 307 (10.15%) REST
10 260 (8.60%) Web Services
11 206 (6.81%) Vue.js
12 179 (5.92%) ASP.NET Web API
12 179 (5.92%) HTML5
13 158 (5.22%) RESTful
14 152 (5.02%) SOAP
15 151 (4.99%) jQuery
16 143 (4.73%) Node.js
17 141 (4.66%) ASP.NET MVC
17 141 (4.66%) XML
18 103 (3.40%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 168 (5.55%) Greenfield Project
2 115 (3.80%) User Experience
3 81 (2.68%) Self-Motivation
4 76 (2.51%) Data Centre
4 76 (2.51%) Mobile App
5 58 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
6 56 (1.85%) Algorithms
7 48 (1.59%) Legacy Systems
8 47 (1.55%) Hybrid Cloud
9 45 (1.49%) Data Structures
10 43 (1.42%) Virtual Team
11 32 (1.06%) Public Cloud
12 27 (0.89%) Driving Licence
13 23 (0.76%) Management Information System
14 22 (0.73%) Cloud Native
15 21 (0.69%) Life Science
15 21 (0.69%) Private Cloud
16 19 (0.63%) LIMS
17 18 (0.60%) Client/Server
17 18 (0.60%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 336 (11.11%) Windows
2 317 (10.48%) Linux
3 113 (3.74%) Windows Server
4 69 (2.28%) Unix
5 65 (2.15%) Android
6 56 (1.85%) Apple iOS
7 42 (1.39%) Windows 10
8 31 (1.02%) Windows 7
9 30 (0.99%) VMS
9 30 (0.99%) Windows Server 2012
10 29 (0.96%) Windows Server 2019
11 27 (0.89%) Windows Server 2016
12 22 (0.73%) Solaris
13 18 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 17 (0.56%) Windows Server 2008
15 15 (0.50%) CentOS
16 11 (0.36%) Windows 8
17 9 (0.30%) Ubuntu
18 3 (0.099%) AIX
19 2 (0.066%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,086 (35.90%) Agile Software Development
2 456 (15.07%) Scrum
3 451 (14.91%) Problem-Solving
4 450 (14.88%) Full Stack Development
5 400 (13.22%) Software Engineering
6 397 (13.12%) DevOps
7 392 (12.96%) MVC
8 369 (12.20%) Microservices
9 334 (11.04%) Business Intelligence
10 319 (10.55%) Computer Science
11 312 (10.31%) TDD
12 301 (9.95%) Test Automation
13 251 (8.30%) Analytics
14 244 (8.07%) Mentoring
15 207 (6.84%) Web Development
16 194 (6.41%) SDLC
17 189 (6.25%) ETL
18 186 (6.15%) Unit Testing
19 174 (5.75%) Project Management
20 153 (5.06%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 1,232 (40.73%) C#
2 996 (32.93%) JavaScript
3 378 (12.50%) Python
4 374 (12.36%) T-SQL
5 361 (11.93%) Java
6 168 (5.55%) PowerShell
7 164 (5.42%) PHP
8 152 (5.02%) TypeScript
9 147 (4.86%) PL/SQL
10 90 (2.98%) C++
11 76 (2.51%) C
12 63 (2.08%) Bash Shell
13 51 (1.69%) VB.NET
14 42 (1.39%) R
15 36 (1.19%) VB
16 32 (1.06%) Go
17 26 (0.86%) Ruby
18 24 (0.79%) Shell Script
19 22 (0.73%) Gremlin
20 21 (0.69%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 519 (17.16%) Degree
2 191 (6.31%) Computer Science Degree
3 109 (3.60%) Security Cleared
4 90 (2.98%) Microsoft Certification
5 77 (2.55%) SC Cleared
6 41 (1.36%) Master's Degree
7 39 (1.29%) ISEB
8 32 (1.06%) MCSE
9 26 (0.86%) Numerate Degree
10 21 (0.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 19 (0.63%) Cisco Certification
11 19 (0.63%) ISTQB
12 18 (0.60%) CCNA
13 13 (0.43%) MCSA
14 12 (0.40%) CCA
14 12 (0.40%) Citrix Certification
14 12 (0.40%) PhD
15 10 (0.33%) HND
15 10 (0.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 9 (0.30%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 153 (5.06%) QA
2 63 (2.08%) SLA
3 48 (1.59%) Data Quality
4 24 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 17 (0.56%) GRC
6 14 (0.46%) CDISC
7 13 (0.43%) Accessibility
8 11 (0.36%) Good Clinical Practice
9 9 (0.30%) GDPR
10 7 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 6 (0.20%) COBIT
11 6 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 6 (0.20%) PCI DSS
12 4 (0.13%) HIPAA
12 4 (0.13%) HL7
13 3 (0.099%) ISO 13485
13 3 (0.099%) NIST
13 3 (0.099%) PMO
14 2 (0.066%) Cyber Essentials
14 2 (0.066%) ISAE 3402
System Software
1 393 (12.99%) Docker
2 177 (5.85%) Active Directory
3 76 (2.51%) VMware Infrastructure
4 64 (2.12%) Hyper-V
5 21 (0.69%) Virtual Machines
6 15 (0.50%) Firmware
6 15 (0.50%) XenApp
7 13 (0.43%) vSphere
8 11 (0.36%) VirtualBox
8 11 (0.36%) XenDesktop
9 5 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
9 5 (0.17%) Virtual Desktop
9 5 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (0.13%) Terminal Services
10 4 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
11 3 (0.099%) NFS
11 3 (0.099%) VMware NSX
12 2 (0.066%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 1 (0.033%) KVM
13 1 (0.033%) Xen
Systems Management
1 289 (9.55%) Kubernetes
2 96 (3.17%) Terraform
3 50 (1.65%) Ansible
4 40 (1.32%) SCCM
5 36 (1.19%) Microsoft Intune
6 25 (0.83%) Puppet
7 21 (0.69%) WSUS
8 16 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
9 10 (0.33%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 10 (0.33%) Data Guard
9 10 (0.33%) Kibana
9 10 (0.33%) Oracle RMAN
10 8 (0.26%) Single Sign-On
10 8 (0.26%) vCenter Server
10 8 (0.26%) vRealize
11 7 (0.23%) Grafana
12 4 (0.13%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
12 4 (0.13%) FlexNet
12 4 (0.13%) Kubeflow
12 4 (0.13%) Packer
Vendors
1 620 (20.50%) Microsoft
2 316 (10.45%) Oracle
3 138 (4.56%) VMware
4 91 (3.01%) Google
5 47 (1.55%) Citrix
6 46 (1.52%) Databricks
7 44 (1.45%) Salesforce.com
8 40 (1.32%) SAP
9 29 (0.96%) Red Hat
9 29 (0.96%) Xamarin
10 23 (0.76%) Veeam
11 21 (0.69%) Dynatrace
11 21 (0.69%) IBM
12 20 (0.66%) Infor
12 20 (0.66%) Splunk
13 19 (0.63%) Cognos
14 18 (0.60%) JD Edwards
15 16 (0.53%) Adobe
15 16 (0.53%) Telerik
16 14 (0.46%) Informatica