Period
to 20 January 2018

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 20 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
England > South East
6 months to
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 3 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 0
Permanent jobs citing SQL 7,053 6,376 9,386
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 22.84% 20.00% 22.97%
As % of the Programming Languages category 39.83% 39.67% 44.45%
Number of salaries quoted 6,449 5,741 8,533
South East median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £61,250
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 17,707 16,072 21,116
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 57.35% 50.41% 51.68%
Number of salaries quoted 15,471 14,003 18,578
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.65% +7.50%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

SQL
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing SQL as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SQL in the South East.

Salary trend for SQL in the South East

SQL
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SQL in the South East over the 6 months to 20 January 2018.

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 20 January 2018. 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 0 2,574 £42,500 - 353
Hampshire +1 1,727 £40,000 - 166
Surrey +1 1,337 £47,500 +5.56% 136
Berkshire 0 1,254 £45,000 -2.17% 191
Buckinghamshire +1 706 £40,000 +5.96% 71
Oxfordshire -3 625 £45,000 +8.43% 91
East Sussex 0 619 £45,000 +5.88% 44
West Sussex -1 466 £45,000 +3.45% 49
Kent +3 263 £40,000 - 61
Sussex -2 25 £32,500 -40.91% 1
Middlesex +1 18 £55,000 +29.41% 2
Home Counties +11 5 £43,500 -27.50%
M4 Corridor - 5 £50,000 -
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, IT jobs citing SQL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South East region with a requirement for SQL.

1 2,877 (40.79%) C#
2 2,607 (36.96%) .NET
3 2,565 (36.37%) SQL Server
4 2,379 (33.73%) JavaScript
5 2,253 (31.94%) Agile Software Development
6 1,962 (27.82%) HTML
7 1,751 (24.83%) CSS
8 1,682 (23.85%) Microsoft
9 1,534 (21.75%) MVC
10 1,479 (20.97%) ASP.NET
11 1,356 (19.23%) Windows
12 1,233 (17.48%) Java
13 1,178 (16.70%) T-SQL
14 1,092 (15.48%) Finance
15 1,067 (15.13%) Degree
16 1,037 (14.70%) jQuery
17 1,012 (14.35%) AngularJS
18 956 (13.55%) Oracle
19 953 (13.51%) Linux
20 914 (12.96%) Web Services
21 805 (11.41%) XML
22 804 (11.40%) TDD
23 760 (10.78%) Business Intelligence
24 751 (10.65%) Microsoft Azure
25 727 (10.31%) Software Engineering
26 715 (10.14%) Analytical Skills
27 700 (9.92%) Scrum
28 681 (9.66%) OO
29 677 (9.60%) Computer Science
30 650 (9.22%) Web Development

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
1 433 (6.14%) IIS
2 195 (2.76%) SharePoint
3 178 (2.52%) MS Exchange
4 145 (2.06%) Apache
5 127 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2010
6 123 (1.74%) CMS
7 115 (1.63%) Elasticsearch
8 112 (1.59%) JBoss
9 105 (1.49%) Tomcat
10 99 (1.40%) Apache Spark
11 87 (1.23%) Confluence
11 87 (1.23%) SAS
12 80 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2013
13 56 (0.79%) WebLogic
14 47 (0.67%) BizTalk Server
14 47 (0.67%) OpenStack
15 43 (0.61%) WebSphere
16 41 (0.58%) Drupal
17 39 (0.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 35 (0.50%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 378 (5.36%) Microsoft Excel
2 263 (3.73%) Microsoft Office
3 117 (1.66%) MS Visio
4 102 (1.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 25 (0.35%) Photoshop
6 19 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
7 16 (0.23%) Chatbot
8 15 (0.21%) InfoPath
9 7 (0.099%) Microsoft Project
10 6 (0.085%) Adobe Illustrator
11 3 (0.043%) AutoCAD
11 3 (0.043%) GNU Octave
12 2 (0.028%) 3ds Max
12 2 (0.028%) Maya
12 2 (0.028%) SPSS
13 1 (0.014%) Abaqus
13 1 (0.014%) CATIA
13 1 (0.014%) Siemens NX
13 1 (0.014%) SOLIDWORKS
13 1 (0.014%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 71 (1.01%) Dynamics CRM
2 53 (0.75%) Dynamics AX
3 51 (0.72%) Dynamics NAV
4 35 (0.50%) Oracle EBS
5 30 (0.43%) NetSuite
6 22 (0.31%) Sage X3
7 21 (0.30%) Oracle EBS R12
8 17 (0.24%) Unit4 Business World
9 14 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
10 13 (0.18%) Oracle General Ledger
10 13 (0.18%) SAP Business One
10 13 (0.18%) SAP S/4HANA
11 12 (0.17%) Oracle Assets
12 11 (0.16%) Oracle Financials
12 11 (0.16%) SAP ERP
13 10 (0.14%) BusinessWorks
13 10 (0.14%) Sage 1000
13 10 (0.14%) Sage 500
14 8 (0.11%) Hyperion Planning
14 8 (0.11%) Postilion
Cloud Services
1 751 (10.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 427 (6.05%) Amazon AWS
3 322 (4.57%) SaaS
4 157 (2.23%) Office 365
5 90 (1.28%) GitHub
6 58 (0.82%) Google Cloud Platform
7 56 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
7 56 (0.79%) PaaS
8 55 (0.78%) IaaS
9 35 (0.50%) npm
10 31 (0.44%) Azure Data Factory
10 31 (0.44%) Google Analytics
11 29 (0.41%) OpenShift
12 28 (0.40%) Serverless
13 22 (0.31%) Dynamics 365
14 20 (0.28%) Amazon SQS
15 18 (0.26%) Amazon EC2
16 17 (0.24%) Azure Active Directory
17 16 (0.23%) Yarn
18 15 (0.21%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 174 (2.47%) Firewall
2 159 (2.25%) Internet
3 141 (2.00%) TCP/IP
4 108 (1.53%) DNS
5 107 (1.52%) HTTP
6 85 (1.21%) SAN
7 66 (0.94%) WAN
8 64 (0.91%) SSL
9 61 (0.86%) VPN
10 51 (0.72%) LAN
11 48 (0.68%) Network Security
12 43 (0.61%) DHCP
13 38 (0.54%) Broadband
13 38 (0.54%) VoIP
14 37 (0.52%) Intranet
15 36 (0.51%) FTP
16 28 (0.40%) Skype
16 28 (0.40%) Wireless
17 27 (0.38%) AMQP
17 27 (0.38%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,565 (36.37%) SQL Server
2 608 (8.62%) MySQL
3 582 (8.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 550 (7.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 448 (6.35%) Relational Database
6 389 (5.52%) NoSQL
7 369 (5.23%) Data Warehouse
8 283 (4.01%) SQL Server 2008
9 275 (3.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 271 (3.84%) Oracle Database
10 271 (3.84%) PostgreSQL
11 241 (3.42%) Power BI
12 237 (3.36%) Big Data
13 214 (3.03%) SQL Server 2012
14 180 (2.55%) MongoDB
15 171 (2.42%) SQL Server 2016
16 145 (2.06%) SQL Server 2014
17 124 (1.76%) RDBMS
18 112 (1.59%) Crystal Reports
19 107 (1.52%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 634 (8.99%) Visual Studio
2 570 (8.08%) Git (software)
3 382 (5.42%) Selenium
4 332 (4.71%) Team Foundation Server
5 327 (4.64%) JIRA
6 281 (3.98%) Jenkins
7 261 (3.70%) Subversion
8 167 (2.37%) Maven
9 135 (1.91%) NUnit
10 131 (1.86%) JUnit
11 103 (1.46%) Cucumber
12 96 (1.36%) SoapUI
13 88 (1.25%) Eclipse
14 64 (0.91%) Oracle Forms
14 64 (0.91%) WebDriver
15 54 (0.77%) SpecFlow
16 48 (0.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 43 (0.61%) Bitbucket
18 42 (0.60%) Ant
19 41 (0.58%) Moq
General
1 1,092 (15.48%) Finance
2 364 (5.16%) Retail
3 180 (2.55%) Marketing
4 166 (2.35%) Advertising
5 162 (2.30%) Telecoms
6 123 (1.74%) Banking
7 114 (1.62%) Manufacturing
8 93 (1.32%) Games
9 79 (1.12%) Back Office
10 68 (0.96%) German Language
11 55 (0.78%) Electronics
12 43 (0.61%) Automotive
13 42 (0.60%) Legal
14 37 (0.52%) Financial Institution
15 35 (0.50%) French Language
15 35 (0.50%) Law
16 34 (0.48%) Front Office
16 34 (0.48%) Publishing
17 22 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
18 20 (0.28%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 3,601 (51.06%) Developer
2 1,222 (17.33%) .NET Developer
3 1,196 (16.96%) C# Developer
4 962 (13.64%) Analyst
5 881 (12.49%) Software Developer
6 792 (11.23%) C# .NET Developer
7 763 (10.82%) SQL Developer
8 614 (8.71%) Senior Developer
9 468 (6.64%) Java Developer
10 456 (6.47%) ASP.NET Developer
11 433 (6.14%) C# Software Developer
12 422 (5.98%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 338 (4.79%) Software Engineer
14 327 (4.64%) .NET Software Developer
15 317 (4.49%) Junior
16 313 (4.44%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
17 299 (4.24%) Applications Support
18 278 (3.94%) Support Analyst
19 266 (3.77%) JavaScript Developer
20 248 (3.52%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,607 (36.96%) .NET
2 1,962 (27.82%) HTML
3 1,751 (24.83%) CSS
4 1,479 (20.97%) ASP.NET
5 1,037 (14.70%) jQuery
6 1,012 (14.35%) AngularJS
7 914 (12.96%) Web Services
8 805 (11.41%) XML
9 645 (9.15%) .NET Framework
10 623 (8.83%) ASP.NET MVC
11 533 (7.56%) WCF
12 531 (7.53%) ASP.NET Web API
13 466 (6.61%) REST
14 453 (6.42%) HTML5
15 414 (5.87%) Spring
16 412 (5.84%) SOAP
17 402 (5.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 382 (5.42%) Ajax
19 358 (5.08%) RESTful
20 294 (4.17%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 715 (10.14%) Analytical Skills
2 677 (9.60%) Computer Science
3 224 (3.18%) Greenfield Project
4 215 (3.05%) Enterprise Software
5 197 (2.79%) Mobile App
6 171 (2.42%) Clustering
7 137 (1.94%) Management Information System
8 127 (1.80%) Fintech
9 110 (1.56%) Client/Server
10 108 (1.53%) Algorithms
11 90 (1.28%) User Experience
12 88 (1.25%) Data Centre
13 73 (1.04%) Replication
14 72 (1.02%) N-Tier
15 54 (0.77%) Driving Licence
16 49 (0.69%) Data Structures
17 46 (0.65%) Linux Command Line
18 34 (0.48%) Public Cloud
19 28 (0.40%) EPoS
20 26 (0.37%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1,356 (19.23%) Windows
2 953 (13.51%) Linux
3 623 (8.83%) Windows Server
4 456 (6.47%) Unix
5 214 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
6 150 (2.13%) Windows Server 2008
7 103 (1.46%) Windows 7
8 101 (1.43%) Windows 10
9 97 (1.38%) Android
10 77 (1.09%) Apple iOS
11 67 (0.95%) Windows Server 2003
12 54 (0.77%) Windows 8
13 46 (0.65%) AIX
14 40 (0.57%) Ubuntu
15 37 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 28 (0.40%) CentOS
17 18 (0.26%) Debian
18 14 (0.20%) zOS
19 13 (0.18%) VMS
19 13 (0.18%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,253 (31.94%) Agile Software Development
2 1,534 (21.75%) MVC
3 804 (11.40%) TDD
4 760 (10.78%) Business Intelligence
5 727 (10.31%) Software Engineering
6 700 (9.92%) Scrum
7 681 (9.66%) OO
8 650 (9.22%) Web Development
9 587 (8.32%) Test Automation
10 510 (7.23%) SDLC
11 480 (6.81%) Unit Testing
12 430 (6.10%) Continuous Integration
13 385 (5.46%) OOP
14 360 (5.10%) Analytics
15 353 (5.00%) ITIL
16 343 (4.86%) ETL
17 338 (4.79%) Mentoring
18 271 (3.84%) CRM
18 271 (3.84%) Mathematics
19 260 (3.69%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 2,877 (40.79%) C#
2 2,379 (33.73%) JavaScript
3 1,233 (17.48%) Java
4 1,178 (16.70%) T-SQL
5 635 (9.00%) Python
6 452 (6.41%) PHP
7 385 (5.46%) C++
8 373 (5.29%) VB.NET
9 321 (4.55%) PL/SQL
10 284 (4.03%) PowerShell
11 232 (3.29%) C
12 193 (2.74%) VB
13 169 (2.40%) Perl
14 154 (2.18%) Bash Shell
15 144 (2.04%) Ruby
16 125 (1.77%) R
17 94 (1.33%) Shell Script
18 93 (1.32%) VBA
19 78 (1.11%) TypeScript
20 71 (1.01%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1,067 (15.13%) Degree
2 288 (4.08%) Computer Science Degree
3 134 (1.90%) Microsoft Certification
4 96 (1.36%) Security Cleared
5 87 (1.23%) ISTQB
6 83 (1.18%) ISEB
7 63 (0.89%) ITIL Certification
8 58 (0.82%) SC Cleared
9 50 (0.71%) MCSE
10 47 (0.67%) Cisco Certification
11 40 (0.57%) CCNA
12 37 (0.52%) MCSA
13 34 (0.48%) PhD
14 33 (0.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 33 (0.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 32 (0.45%) Master's Degree
16 31 (0.44%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
17 22 (0.31%) Oracle Certification
18 20 (0.28%) Numerate Degree
19 19 (0.27%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 387 (5.49%) QA
2 133 (1.89%) SLA
3 92 (1.30%) Data Quality
4 46 (0.65%) PCI DSS
5 33 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 24 (0.34%) PMO
7 20 (0.28%) GDPR
8 19 (0.27%) HIPAA
9 17 (0.24%) GCP
10 8 (0.11%) ISO 9001
11 7 (0.099%) GAAP
12 6 (0.085%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 4 (0.057%) 21 CFR Part 11
14 3 (0.043%) HL7
14 3 (0.043%) ISO 14001
15 2 (0.028%) Actionable Recommendations
15 2 (0.028%) DICOM
15 2 (0.028%) GxP
15 2 (0.028%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 2 (0.028%) TickIT
System Software
1 381 (5.40%) Active Directory
2 221 (3.13%) Docker
3 189 (2.68%) VMware Infrastructure
4 138 (1.96%) Hyper-V
5 84 (1.19%) VMware ESXi
6 60 (0.85%) vSphere
7 27 (0.38%) Oracle RAC
8 24 (0.34%) XenDesktop
9 22 (0.31%) XenApp
10 20 (0.28%) VirtualBox
11 18 (0.26%) HDFS
12 16 (0.23%) Apache Flume
13 14 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
14 11 (0.16%) Xen
15 9 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
16 8 (0.11%) Firmware
16 8 (0.11%) SAP ITS
17 7 (0.099%) KVM
17 7 (0.099%) Microsoft App-V
17 7 (0.099%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 117 (1.66%) Puppet
2 107 (1.52%) Opscode Chef
3 90 (1.28%) SCCM
4 79 (1.12%) Ansible
5 61 (0.86%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 60 (0.85%) Kubernetes
7 44 (0.62%) HP Quality Center
8 43 (0.61%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 37 (0.52%) vCenter Server
10 35 (0.50%) SCOM
11 34 (0.48%) Terraform
12 31 (0.44%) Backup Exec
12 31 (0.44%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 29 (0.41%) Microsoft Clustering
14 27 (0.38%) Docker Swarm
15 26 (0.37%) Kibana
16 18 (0.26%) Oracle RMAN
17 17 (0.24%) SCVMM
17 17 (0.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
18 16 (0.23%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 1,682 (23.85%) Microsoft
2 956 (13.55%) Oracle
3 382 (5.42%) VMware
4 211 (2.99%) SAP
5 172 (2.44%) Cisco
6 164 (2.33%) Tableau
7 132 (1.87%) HP
8 110 (1.56%) Google
9 102 (1.45%) Citrix
10 95 (1.35%) Zend
11 91 (1.29%) Xamarin
12 67 (0.95%) Symantec
13 66 (0.94%) Sage
14 65 (0.92%) IBM
15 64 (0.91%) Capita
16 60 (0.85%) Salesforce.com
17 55 (0.78%) Telerik
18 50 (0.71%) F5
19 47 (0.67%) Cognos
20 45 (0.64%) Red Hat