Period
to 24 January 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 24 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
England > South East
6 months to
24 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 5 3 3
Rank change year-on-year -2 0 0
Permanent jobs citing SQL 4,385 5,571 7,094
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 18.87% 20.81% 22.85%
As % of the Programming Languages category 34.45% 37.06% 39.86%
Number of salaries quoted 3,840 4,929 6,482
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +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 12,730 15,032 17,797
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 54.78% 56.15% 57.32%
Number of salaries quoted 10,906 12,994 15,541
South East median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £71,250 £70,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

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 24 January 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 24 January 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
Thames Valley -1 1,461 £49,750 +10.56% 293
Hampshire -1 1,195 £40,000 - 171
Berkshire +1 811 £52,500 +5.00% 138
Surrey -3 673 £50,000 - 187
West Sussex +1 544 £43,750 +2.94% 90
Buckinghamshire -2 335 £49,250 +15.88% 87
Oxfordshire -5 315 £45,000 - 68
East Sussex 0 298 £40,000 -11.11% 41
Kent +1 183 £42,500 +6.25% 43
Middlesex -10 7 £60,000 - 1
Sussex +3 4 £38,682 -29.67% 4
Home Counties -4 1 £45,000 -21.74%
Isle of Wight - 1 £47,500 - 2
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 24 January 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 1,775 (40.48%) C#
2 1,536 (35.03%) .NET
3 1,384 (31.56%) JavaScript
4 1,342 (30.60%) SQL Server
5 1,321 (30.13%) Agile Software Development
6 1,062 (24.22%) Microsoft
7 968 (22.08%) Azure
8 924 (21.07%) HTML
9 785 (17.90%) CSS
10 784 (17.88%) MVC
11 765 (17.45%) Windows
12 707 (16.12%) ASP.NET
13 641 (14.62%) Java
14 620 (14.14%) Degree
15 615 (14.03%) Finance
16 586 (13.36%) T-SQL
17 575 (13.11%) AngularJS
18 547 (12.47%) Problem-Solving
19 512 (11.68%) Business Intelligence
20 504 (11.49%) Oracle
21 492 (11.22%) Linux
22 481 (10.97%) Python
23 471 (10.74%) Software Engineering
24 459 (10.47%) Git (software)
25 456 (10.40%) Web Services
26 415 (9.46%) Scrum
27 398 (9.08%) SDLC
28 391 (8.92%) XML
29 385 (8.78%) Analytical Skills
30 370 (8.44%) jQuery

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
1 205 (4.68%) IIS
2 135 (3.08%) SharePoint
3 104 (2.37%) Tomcat
4 79 (1.80%) Apache
5 60 (1.37%) Confluence
6 59 (1.35%) Elasticsearch
7 54 (1.23%) JBoss
8 52 (1.19%) MS Exchange
9 49 (1.12%) SAS
10 48 (1.09%) BizTalk Server
11 46 (1.05%) Apache Spark
12 41 (0.94%) WebLogic
13 38 (0.87%) CMS
14 36 (0.82%) WordPress
15 35 (0.80%) WebSphere
16 26 (0.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 23 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2013
18 22 (0.50%) WebSphere Application Server
19 16 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2010
20 15 (0.34%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 240 (5.47%) Microsoft Excel
2 148 (3.38%) Microsoft Office
3 38 (0.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 37 (0.84%) MS Visio
5 14 (0.32%) Photoshop
6 13 (0.30%) SPSS
7 12 (0.27%) Adobe Illustrator
8 10 (0.23%) Chatbot
8 10 (0.23%) Microsoft Project
9 9 (0.21%) Camtasia
10 6 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
11 5 (0.11%) Sketch
12 4 (0.091%) Adobe Captivate
12 4 (0.091%) Adobe XD
12 4 (0.091%) Gliffy
13 3 (0.068%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 3 (0.068%) InVision
14 1 (0.023%) OrCAD
14 1 (0.023%) PTC Creo
14 1 (0.023%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 82 (1.87%) Dynamics CRM
2 58 (1.32%) Oracle EBS
3 32 (0.73%) Oracle Applications
4 30 (0.68%) Oracle ERP
5 23 (0.52%) Oracle EBS R12
6 19 (0.43%) Adobe Campaign
7 18 (0.41%) Oracle Financials
8 17 (0.39%) Dynamics NAV
9 14 (0.32%) Oracle iProcurement
9 14 (0.32%) Oracle Receivables
10 13 (0.30%) Oracle HRMS
11 11 (0.25%) Workday HCM
12 10 (0.23%) Oracle Assets
12 10 (0.23%) Oracle Cash Management
12 10 (0.23%) Oracle Payables
13 8 (0.18%) NetSuite
13 8 (0.18%) Oracle General Ledger
14 7 (0.16%) FastStats
14 7 (0.16%) Sage X3
14 7 (0.16%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 968 (22.08%) Azure
2 351 (8.00%) AWS
3 298 (6.80%) Power Platform
4 227 (5.18%) SaaS
5 144 (3.28%) Office 365
6 132 (3.01%) PaaS
7 99 (2.26%) GitHub
8 87 (1.98%) IaaS
9 74 (1.69%) Azure Active Directory
10 54 (1.23%) Dynamics 365
11 49 (1.12%) Serverless
12 36 (0.82%) Azure Functions
12 36 (0.82%) Boomi
13 32 (0.73%) GCP
14 27 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
15 25 (0.57%) Azure Data Factory
16 15 (0.34%) iPaaS
17 13 (0.30%) Data Lake Analytics
17 13 (0.30%) Slack
18 12 (0.27%) Azure ExpressRoute
Communications & Networking
1 115 (2.62%) DNS
2 105 (2.39%) Firewall
3 94 (2.14%) TCP/IP
4 80 (1.82%) Internet
4 80 (1.82%) WAN
5 78 (1.78%) LAN
6 76 (1.73%) HTTP
7 71 (1.62%) DHCP
8 42 (0.96%) SAN
9 32 (0.73%) SSL
10 25 (0.57%) VoIP
10 25 (0.57%) VPN
11 21 (0.48%) Network Security
12 18 (0.41%) X.509
13 17 (0.39%) Wireless
14 16 (0.36%) FTP
14 16 (0.36%) MPLS
15 15 (0.34%) NAS
16 14 (0.32%) DMZ
16 14 (0.32%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,342 (30.60%) SQL Server
2 339 (7.73%) Relational Database
3 336 (7.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 323 (7.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 298 (6.80%) Power BI
6 292 (6.66%) MySQL
7 235 (5.36%) Data Warehouse
8 222 (5.06%) NoSQL
9 173 (3.95%) PostgreSQL
10 141 (3.22%) Oracle Database
11 137 (3.12%) RDBMS
12 136 (3.10%) Azure SQL Database
13 135 (3.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 123 (2.81%) MongoDB
15 115 (2.62%) Big Data
16 66 (1.51%) SQL Server 2008
17 63 (1.44%) SQL Server 2012
18 61 (1.39%) Hadoop
19 60 (1.37%) DB2
20 53 (1.21%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 459 (10.47%) Git (software)
2 226 (5.15%) Team Foundation Server
3 210 (4.79%) Visual Studio
4 198 (4.52%) Selenium
5 189 (4.31%) JIRA
6 160 (3.65%) Jenkins
7 117 (2.67%) Subversion
8 74 (1.69%) SoapUI
9 65 (1.48%) Bitbucket
10 57 (1.30%) TeamCity
11 56 (1.28%) Cucumber
12 51 (1.16%) Postman
13 46 (1.05%) Maven
14 42 (0.96%) gulp
15 38 (0.87%) Eclipse
15 38 (0.87%) SpecFlow
16 37 (0.84%) Octopus Deploy
16 37 (0.84%) Visual Studio Team System
17 35 (0.80%) JUnit
18 34 (0.78%) Jasmine
General
1 615 (14.03%) Finance
2 184 (4.20%) Marketing
3 162 (3.69%) Retail
4 88 (2.01%) Manufacturing
5 83 (1.89%) Telecoms
6 70 (1.60%) Automotive
7 67 (1.53%) Games
8 57 (1.30%) Public Sector
9 45 (1.03%) Banking
10 42 (0.96%) Legal
11 36 (0.82%) Aerospace
12 34 (0.78%) Back Office
13 29 (0.66%) Law
14 25 (0.57%) Electronics
15 21 (0.48%) Billing
16 19 (0.43%) Financial Institution
17 17 (0.39%) Publishing
18 15 (0.34%) Advertising
18 15 (0.34%) German Language
19 12 (0.27%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 2,068 (47.16%) Developer
2 623 (14.21%) Analyst
3 579 (13.20%) Software Developer
4 563 (12.84%) .NET Developer
5 517 (11.79%) C# Developer
6 384 (8.76%) Senior Developer
7 276 (6.29%) C# .NET Developer
8 220 (5.02%) Software Engineer
9 202 (4.61%) C# Software Developer
10 200 (4.56%) Applications Support
11 194 (4.42%) SQL Developer
12 190 (4.33%) Java Developer
13 172 (3.92%) Support Engineer
14 168 (3.83%) Consultant
15 163 (3.72%) Junior
16 158 (3.60%) DBA
16 158 (3.60%) Support Analyst
17 155 (3.53%) .NET Software Developer
18 153 (3.49%) Senior Software Developer
19 150 (3.42%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,536 (35.03%) .NET
2 924 (21.07%) HTML
3 785 (17.90%) CSS
4 707 (16.12%) ASP.NET
5 575 (13.11%) AngularJS
6 456 (10.40%) Web Services
7 391 (8.92%) XML
8 370 (8.44%) jQuery
9 362 (8.26%) .NET Framework
10 335 (7.64%) REST
11 298 (6.80%) ASP.NET MVC
12 293 (6.68%) .NET Core
13 279 (6.36%) SOAP
14 265 (6.04%) ASP.NET Web API
15 193 (4.40%) WCF
16 190 (4.33%) HTML5
17 189 (4.31%) React
17 189 (4.31%) RESTful
18 175 (3.99%) JSON
19 173 (3.95%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 385 (8.78%) Analytical Skills
2 161 (3.67%) Greenfield Project
3 139 (3.17%) Management Information System
4 134 (3.06%) Self-Motivation
5 102 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
6 100 (2.28%) Data Centre
7 98 (2.23%) User Experience
8 91 (2.08%) Mobile App
9 68 (1.55%) Clustering
10 66 (1.51%) Replication
11 56 (1.28%) Algorithms
12 46 (1.05%) Reinsurance
13 43 (0.98%) Private Cloud
14 42 (0.96%) Data Structures
15 37 (0.84%) Mainframe
16 34 (0.78%) Public Cloud
17 33 (0.75%) Hybrid Cloud
18 32 (0.73%) Driving Licence
19 24 (0.55%) Linux Command Line
20 23 (0.52%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 765 (17.45%) Windows
2 492 (11.22%) Linux
3 254 (5.79%) Windows Server
4 178 (4.06%) Unix
5 83 (1.89%) Windows Server 2012
6 71 (1.62%) Windows 7
7 65 (1.48%) Apple iOS
8 62 (1.41%) Windows 10
9 59 (1.35%) Android
10 53 (1.21%) Windows Server 2008
11 36 (0.82%) Debian
12 26 (0.59%) Windows 8
13 22 (0.50%) Solaris
14 21 (0.48%) CentOS
15 17 (0.39%) Ubuntu
16 16 (0.36%) VMS
17 15 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 9 (0.21%) AIX
18 9 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
19 6 (0.14%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,321 (30.13%) Agile Software Development
2 784 (17.88%) MVC
3 547 (12.47%) Problem-Solving
4 512 (11.68%) Business Intelligence
5 471 (10.74%) Software Engineering
6 415 (9.46%) Scrum
7 398 (9.08%) SDLC
8 370 (8.44%) Test Automation
9 344 (7.84%) Web Development
10 332 (7.57%) DevOps
10 332 (7.57%) TDD
11 317 (7.23%) Computer Science
12 274 (6.25%) Unit Testing
13 262 (5.97%) Mentoring
14 245 (5.59%) ETL
15 241 (5.50%) Analytics
16 229 (5.22%) OO
17 224 (5.11%) Continuous Integration
18 210 (4.79%) ITIL
19 184 (4.20%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 1,775 (40.48%) C#
2 1,384 (31.56%) JavaScript
3 641 (14.62%) Java
4 586 (13.36%) T-SQL
5 481 (10.97%) Python
6 246 (5.61%) PL/SQL
7 245 (5.59%) C++
8 234 (5.34%) PHP
9 225 (5.13%) PowerShell
10 193 (4.40%) C
11 141 (3.22%) VB.NET
12 118 (2.69%) TypeScript
13 91 (2.08%) R
14 78 (1.78%) VB
15 62 (1.41%) Shell Script
16 58 (1.32%) VBA
17 56 (1.28%) Bash Shell
18 46 (1.05%) Perl
18 46 (1.05%) Ruby
19 44 (1.00%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 620 (14.14%) Degree
2 199 (4.54%) Computer Science Degree
3 125 (2.85%) Security Cleared
4 103 (2.35%) Microsoft Certification
5 87 (1.98%) SC Cleared
6 52 (1.19%) ISEB
7 43 (0.98%) MCSE
8 42 (0.96%) Cisco Certification
9 37 (0.84%) ISTQB
10 36 (0.82%) CCNA
11 32 (0.73%) DV Cleared
11 32 (0.73%) MCP
12 16 (0.36%) Master's Degree
12 16 (0.36%) Oracle Certification
13 14 (0.32%) MCSA
13 14 (0.32%) Numerate Degree
14 11 (0.25%) AWS Certification
14 11 (0.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 10 (0.23%) CCNP
15 10 (0.23%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 250 (5.70%) QA
2 146 (3.33%) SLA
3 91 (2.08%) Data Quality
4 39 (0.89%) GDPR
5 32 (0.73%) DICOM
5 32 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 30 (0.68%) PCI DSS
7 15 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 11 (0.25%) COBIT
8 11 (0.25%) PMO
9 10 (0.23%) WCAG
10 4 (0.091%) MiFID
11 3 (0.068%) Cyber Essentials
11 3 (0.068%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 3 (0.068%) ISO 9001
12 2 (0.046%) GAMP
13 1 (0.023%) HL7
13 1 (0.023%) IFRS
13 1 (0.023%) NCSC
13 1 (0.023%) NIST
System Software
1 291 (6.64%) Docker
2 283 (6.45%) Active Directory
3 119 (2.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 71 (1.62%) Hyper-V
5 34 (0.78%) Firmware
6 30 (0.68%) Virtual Machines
7 17 (0.39%) Virtual Servers
8 15 (0.34%) Terminal Services
8 15 (0.34%) XenApp
9 13 (0.30%) Oracle RAC
10 12 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
11 11 (0.25%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 10 (0.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 7 (0.16%) XenDesktop
14 6 (0.14%) iptables
14 6 (0.14%) NFS
15 5 (0.11%) LXC
16 4 (0.091%) ISA Server
16 4 (0.091%) VirtualBox
16 4 (0.091%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 157 (3.58%) Kubernetes
2 90 (2.05%) Puppet
3 73 (1.66%) Ansible
4 54 (1.23%) Terraform
5 42 (0.96%) SCCM
6 35 (0.80%) Opscode Chef
7 20 (0.46%) SCOM
7 20 (0.46%) WSUS
8 17 (0.39%) Salt
9 16 (0.36%) Kibana
10 15 (0.34%) Microsoft Clustering
11 10 (0.23%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 8 (0.18%) Docker Swarm
13 7 (0.16%) Data Guard
13 7 (0.16%) Failover Clustering
13 7 (0.16%) QRadar
14 6 (0.14%) Microsoft Intune
14 6 (0.14%) Single Sign-On
14 6 (0.14%) vCenter Server
15 5 (0.11%) MIIS
Vendors
1 1,062 (24.22%) Microsoft
2 504 (11.49%) Oracle
3 165 (3.76%) VMware
4 130 (2.96%) Tableau
5 73 (1.66%) IBM
6 72 (1.64%) Cisco
7 66 (1.51%) Citrix
8 61 (1.39%) SAP
9 59 (1.35%) Salesforce.com
10 51 (1.16%) Dell
11 49 (1.12%) Google
12 42 (0.96%) Adobe
12 42 (0.96%) HP
13 36 (0.82%) Informatica
14 35 (0.80%) Xamarin
14 35 (0.80%) Zend
15 34 (0.78%) Atlassian
16 33 (0.75%) ServiceNow
17 32 (0.73%) Sage
18 31 (0.71%) Sun