Period
to 13 July 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London 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 13 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
13 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 4 3 3
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 0
Permanent jobs citing SQL 7,929 16,485 21,919
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 18.81% 19.54% 21.57%
As % of the Programming Languages category 34.46% 36.86% 38.33%
Number of salaries quoted 7,139 14,509 19,724
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £29,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £62,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 UK excluding London with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
UK excluding London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 23,008 44,724 57,180
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 54.59% 53.02% 56.27%
Number of salaries quoted 18,923 35,962 48,046
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
UK 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 UK excluding London

Job postings citing SQL as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for SQL in the UK excluding London

SQL
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing SQL in the UK excluding London.

Salary trend for SQL in the UK excluding London

SQL
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

Salary distribution for jobs citing SQL in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 13 July 2020.

Salary histogram for SQL in the UK excluding London

SQL
Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SQL within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 13 July 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
South East -1 2,605 £47,500 +5.56% 203
North of England -1 1,955 £45,000 +5.88% 276
North West +1 1,104 £50,000 +17.65% 159
Midlands -1 1,098 £45,000 +12.50% 180
South West 0 807 £45,000 +12.50% 99
Yorkshire -1 742 £42,500 - 86
West Midlands -1 729 £46,000 +8.24% 108
East of England 0 693 £45,000 - 86
Scotland -3 456 £47,500 +5.56% 41
East Midlands -2 364 £42,500 +6.25% 71
Wales 0 252 £42,500 +8.97% 35
North East -7 109 £40,000 +6.67% 31
Northern Ireland -6 53 £35,000 -6.67% 10
Channel Islands +5 14 £55,000 +4.76% 1
Isle of Man +4 6 £47,500 -5.00%
SQL
UK

For the 6 months to 13 July 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for SQL.

1 2,824 (35.62%) C#
2 2,615 (32.98%) Agile Software Development
3 2,608 (32.89%) SQL Server
4 2,579 (32.53%) .NET
5 2,223 (28.04%) JavaScript
6 2,147 (27.08%) Microsoft
7 2,142 (27.01%) Azure
8 1,483 (18.70%) HTML
9 1,345 (16.96%) CSS
10 1,234 (15.56%) Windows
10 1,234 (15.56%) Business Intelligence
11 1,206 (15.21%) ASP.NET
12 1,205 (15.20%) MVC
13 1,182 (14.91%) Finance
14 1,175 (14.82%) Java
15 1,094 (13.80%) T-SQL
16 1,093 (13.78%) Degree
17 1,066 (13.44%) DevOps
18 1,054 (13.29%) Python
19 1,024 (12.91%) Problem-Solving
20 958 (12.08%) Git (software)
21 932 (11.75%) Software Engineering
22 924 (11.65%) AWS
23 922 (11.63%) AngularJS
24 879 (11.09%) Analytical Skills
25 875 (11.04%) Oracle
26 841 (10.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
27 828 (10.44%) Linux
28 791 (9.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
29 764 (9.64%) Power Platform

SQL
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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
1 317 (4.00%) SharePoint
2 247 (3.12%) IIS
3 140 (1.77%) Apache Spark
4 137 (1.73%) Apache
5 128 (1.61%) Confluence
6 118 (1.49%) Elasticsearch
7 97 (1.22%) SAS
7 97 (1.22%) Tomcat
8 75 (0.95%) MS Exchange
9 52 (0.66%) nginx
10 46 (0.58%) WebSphere
11 41 (0.52%) CMS
12 37 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2013
13 36 (0.45%) Skype for Business
14 28 (0.35%) JBoss
15 27 (0.34%) WebLogic
16 25 (0.32%) NServiceBus
16 25 (0.32%) OpenStack
17 21 (0.26%) Apache Airflow
17 21 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 399 (5.03%) Microsoft Excel
2 279 (3.52%) Microsoft Office
3 56 (0.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 33 (0.42%) SPSS
5 32 (0.40%) Microsoft Project
6 26 (0.33%) MS Visio
7 8 (0.10%) Camtasia
7 8 (0.10%) MadCap Flare
8 7 (0.088%) Photoshop
9 4 (0.050%) S-PLUS
10 3 (0.038%) Chatbot
10 3 (0.038%) Spreadsheet
11 2 (0.025%) FileZilla
11 2 (0.025%) Quantrix
12 1 (0.013%) AutoCAD
12 1 (0.013%) CATIA
12 1 (0.013%) CPLEX
12 1 (0.013%) InfoPath
12 1 (0.013%) Weka
12 1 (0.013%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 114 (1.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 39 (0.49%) Dynamics AX
3 29 (0.37%) Oracle ERP
4 27 (0.34%) NetSuite
4 27 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
5 25 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
6 23 (0.29%) Magento
7 20 (0.25%) Oracle EBS R12
8 18 (0.23%) Oracle iProcurement
8 18 (0.23%) Unit4 Business World
9 17 (0.21%) Sentinel
10 14 (0.18%) Oracle Cash Management
10 14 (0.18%) Oracle Payables
10 14 (0.18%) Oracle Receivables
11 12 (0.15%) assyst
12 11 (0.14%) Maximo
12 11 (0.14%) Oracle Assets
12 11 (0.14%) Oracle Financials
13 10 (0.13%) Oracle General Ledger
14 9 (0.11%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 2,142 (27.01%) Azure
2 924 (11.65%) AWS
3 764 (9.64%) Power Platform
4 344 (4.34%) Office 365
5 315 (3.97%) SaaS
6 197 (2.48%) PaaS
7 184 (2.32%) GCP
8 142 (1.79%) IaaS
9 141 (1.78%) Serverless
10 126 (1.59%) Azure Data Factory
10 126 (1.59%) Dynamics 365
11 84 (1.06%) GitHub
12 78 (0.98%) Azure Active Directory
13 67 (0.84%) Amazon EC2
14 63 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
15 59 (0.74%) AWS Lambda
16 47 (0.59%) Amazon S3
17 46 (0.58%) OpenShift
18 42 (0.53%) Logic Apps
19 37 (0.47%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 184 (2.32%) Firewall
2 160 (2.02%) DNS
3 147 (1.85%) WAN
4 146 (1.84%) TCP/IP
5 138 (1.74%) LAN
6 104 (1.31%) Internet
7 97 (1.22%) Skype
8 94 (1.19%) HTTP
9 89 (1.12%) DHCP
10 85 (1.07%) SAN
11 76 (0.96%) VPN
12 62 (0.78%) SSL
13 49 (0.62%) VoIP
14 43 (0.54%) Wireless
15 34 (0.43%) VLAN
16 32 (0.40%) NetScaler
17 29 (0.37%) Network Security
18 28 (0.35%) FTP
19 23 (0.29%) Intranet
20 22 (0.28%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,608 (32.89%) SQL Server
2 841 (10.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 791 (9.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 755 (9.52%) Power BI
5 705 (8.89%) Data Warehouse
6 507 (6.39%) NoSQL
7 492 (6.21%) MySQL
8 478 (6.03%) Relational Database
9 364 (4.59%) Big Data
10 357 (4.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 322 (4.06%) PostgreSQL
12 292 (3.68%) Azure SQL Database
13 261 (3.29%) MongoDB
14 213 (2.69%) Oracle Database
15 197 (2.48%) SQL Server 2012
16 184 (2.32%) Data Lake
17 168 (2.12%) RDBMS
18 157 (1.98%) Hadoop
19 146 (1.84%) SQL Server 2016
20 110 (1.39%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 958 (12.08%) Git (software)
2 403 (5.08%) JIRA
3 382 (4.82%) Jenkins
4 364 (4.59%) Selenium
5 318 (4.01%) Visual Studio
6 307 (3.87%) Team Foundation Server
7 198 (2.50%) Maven
8 146 (1.84%) SpecFlow
9 136 (1.72%) Subversion
10 127 (1.60%) JUnit
11 122 (1.54%) SoapUI
12 118 (1.49%) Cucumber
13 113 (1.43%) NUnit
14 111 (1.40%) TeamCity
15 76 (0.96%) WebDriver
16 75 (0.95%) GitLab
17 74 (0.93%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
18 72 (0.91%) Bitbucket
19 70 (0.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
20 69 (0.87%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 1,182 (14.91%) Finance
2 328 (4.14%) Retail
3 194 (2.45%) Law
4 188 (2.37%) Manufacturing
4 188 (2.37%) Marketing
5 134 (1.69%) Public Sector
6 104 (1.31%) Legal
7 100 (1.26%) Games
8 84 (1.06%) Banking
8 84 (1.06%) Telecoms
9 73 (0.92%) Back Office
10 69 (0.87%) Advertising
11 57 (0.72%) Financial Institution
12 56 (0.71%) Local Government
13 42 (0.53%) Aerospace
14 39 (0.49%) Electronics
15 31 (0.39%) Automotive
16 27 (0.34%) Billing
16 27 (0.34%) French Language
17 25 (0.32%) Police
Job Titles
1 3,500 (44.14%) Developer
2 1,221 (15.40%) Analyst
3 901 (11.36%) .NET Developer
4 815 (10.28%) Software Developer
5 693 (8.74%) C# Developer
6 642 (8.10%) Senior Developer
7 504 (6.36%) Software Engineer
8 455 (5.74%) SQL Developer
9 381 (4.81%) C# .NET Developer
10 300 (3.78%) Java Developer
11 298 (3.76%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 293 (3.70%) DBA
13 281 (3.54%) Applications Support
14 280 (3.53%) Support Analyst
15 279 (3.52%) Full Stack Developer
16 270 (3.41%) Junior
17 266 (3.35%) Data Analyst
18 231 (2.91%) Architect
19 227 (2.86%) C# Software Developer
20 224 (2.83%) Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,579 (32.53%) .NET
2 1,483 (18.70%) HTML
3 1,345 (16.96%) CSS
4 1,206 (15.21%) ASP.NET
5 922 (11.63%) AngularJS
6 740 (9.33%) .NET Framework
7 718 (9.06%) .NET Core
8 677 (8.54%) Web Services
9 534 (6.73%) jQuery
10 533 (6.72%) React
11 501 (6.32%) ASP.NET MVC
12 485 (6.12%) XML
13 484 (6.10%) REST
14 463 (5.84%) ASP.NET Web API
15 412 (5.20%) HTML5
16 403 (5.08%) RESTful
17 375 (4.73%) Entity Framework
18 346 (4.36%) Node.js
18 346 (4.36%) Spring
19 296 (3.73%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 879 (11.09%) Analytical Skills
2 305 (3.85%) Greenfield Project
3 250 (3.15%) Self-Motivation
4 245 (3.09%) Management Information System
5 201 (2.53%) User Experience
6 191 (2.41%) Data Structures
7 173 (2.18%) Mobile App
8 163 (2.06%) Enterprise Software
9 159 (2.01%) Data Centre
10 130 (1.64%) Algorithms
11 100 (1.26%) Replication
12 92 (1.16%) Public Cloud
13 82 (1.03%) Clustering
14 76 (0.96%) Virtual Team
15 60 (0.76%) Driving Licence
16 49 (0.62%) Client/Server
17 43 (0.54%) CMDB
18 42 (0.53%) Mainframe
18 42 (0.53%) N-Tier
19 40 (0.50%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 1,234 (15.56%) Windows
2 828 (10.44%) Linux
3 460 (5.80%) Windows Server
4 231 (2.91%) Unix
5 171 (2.16%) Windows Server 2012
6 121 (1.53%) Windows Server 2016
7 109 (1.37%) Android
8 100 (1.26%) Apple iOS
9 80 (1.01%) Windows 10
10 72 (0.91%) CentOS
11 62 (0.78%) Windows Server 2008
12 61 (0.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 52 (0.66%) Windows 7
14 41 (0.52%) Debian
15 37 (0.47%) Windows Server 2019
16 33 (0.42%) Ubuntu
17 30 (0.38%) Solaris
18 23 (0.29%) Windows Server 2003
19 22 (0.28%) Windows 8
20 21 (0.26%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,615 (32.98%) Agile Software Development
2 1,234 (15.56%) Business Intelligence
3 1,205 (15.20%) MVC
4 1,066 (13.44%) DevOps
5 1,024 (12.91%) Problem-Solving
6 932 (11.75%) Software Engineering
7 746 (9.41%) Scrum
8 726 (9.16%) Test Automation
9 722 (9.11%) Analytics
10 701 (8.84%) ETL
11 695 (8.77%) TDD
12 563 (7.10%) Microservices
13 535 (6.75%) Computer Science
14 511 (6.44%) Continuous Integration
15 480 (6.05%) SDLC
16 461 (5.81%) OO
17 457 (5.76%) Mentoring
18 455 (5.74%) ITIL
19 435 (5.49%) Data Modelling
20 421 (5.31%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 2,824 (35.62%) C#
2 2,223 (28.04%) JavaScript
3 1,175 (14.82%) Java
4 1,094 (13.80%) T-SQL
5 1,054 (13.29%) Python
6 380 (4.79%) PHP
7 373 (4.70%) PL/SQL
8 362 (4.57%) PowerShell
9 323 (4.07%) C++
10 294 (3.71%) TypeScript
11 233 (2.94%) VB.NET
12 203 (2.56%) R
13 173 (2.18%) Bash Shell
14 145 (1.83%) VBA
15 143 (1.80%) C
16 140 (1.77%) VB
17 135 (1.70%) Ruby
18 111 (1.40%) Shell Script
19 94 (1.19%) Scala
20 86 (1.08%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 1,093 (13.78%) Degree
2 310 (3.91%) Computer Science Degree
3 236 (2.98%) Security Cleared
4 182 (2.30%) Microsoft Certification
5 168 (2.12%) SC Cleared
6 85 (1.07%) ISTQB
7 74 (0.93%) MCSE
8 72 (0.91%) ISEB
9 68 (0.86%) DV Cleared
10 57 (0.72%) MCSA
11 46 (0.58%) Cisco Certification
11 46 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
12 40 (0.50%) CCNA
13 35 (0.44%) TOGAF Certification
14 32 (0.40%) Numerate Degree
15 31 (0.39%) MCP
16 22 (0.28%) PhD
17 21 (0.26%) CREST Certified
18 20 (0.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
19 17 (0.21%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 451 (5.69%) QA
2 187 (2.36%) SLA
3 138 (1.74%) Data Quality
4 102 (1.29%) GDPR
5 44 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 40 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 33 (0.42%) PCI DSS
7 33 (0.42%) PMO
8 17 (0.21%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 12 (0.15%) GAAP
10 9 (0.11%) GxP
10 9 (0.11%) ISO 9001
11 8 (0.10%) DICOM
11 8 (0.10%) HIPAA
12 5 (0.063%) ISO 15022
12 5 (0.063%) ISO 20022
12 5 (0.063%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 4 (0.050%) MiFID
14 3 (0.038%) ISO 14001
15 2 (0.025%) COBIT
System Software
1 640 (8.07%) Docker
2 458 (5.78%) Active Directory
3 247 (3.12%) VMware Infrastructure
4 191 (2.41%) Hyper-V
5 80 (1.01%) vSphere
6 48 (0.61%) VMware ESXi
7 46 (0.58%) Virtual Machines
8 44 (0.55%) XenApp
9 34 (0.43%) XenDesktop
10 27 (0.34%) VirtualBox
11 25 (0.32%) Virtual Servers
12 18 (0.23%) Snort
13 17 (0.21%) HDFS
13 17 (0.21%) KVM
14 16 (0.20%) Oracle RAC
15 12 (0.15%) Firmware
15 12 (0.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 11 (0.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
16 11 (0.14%) GlusterFS
16 11 (0.14%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 362 (4.57%) Kubernetes
2 162 (2.04%) Ansible
3 157 (1.98%) Terraform
4 131 (1.65%) Puppet
5 99 (1.25%) Opscode Chef
6 96 (1.21%) SCCM
7 40 (0.50%) WSUS
8 38 (0.48%) Grafana
9 36 (0.45%) SCOM
10 28 (0.35%) Kibana
11 27 (0.34%) Microsoft Intune
12 25 (0.32%) Prometheus
13 24 (0.30%) Tivoli
14 22 (0.28%) Backup Exec
14 22 (0.28%) Graphite
15 21 (0.26%) Failover Clustering
15 21 (0.26%) Microsoft Clustering
15 21 (0.26%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
16 20 (0.25%) Docker Swarm
17 19 (0.24%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 2,147 (27.08%) Microsoft
2 875 (11.04%) Oracle
3 379 (4.78%) VMware
4 315 (3.97%) Tableau
5 169 (2.13%) Cisco
6 160 (2.02%) Google
7 148 (1.87%) SAP
8 137 (1.73%) IBM
9 136 (1.72%) Citrix
10 110 (1.39%) HP
11 88 (1.11%) Xamarin
12 86 (1.08%) Databricks
13 73 (0.92%) Salesforce.com
14 72 (0.91%) Veeam
15 65 (0.82%) Dell
16 63 (0.79%) Red Hat
17 58 (0.73%) Informatica
18 48 (0.61%) Alteryx
19 47 (0.59%) Atlassian
20 43 (0.54%) Splunk