Period
to 22 September 2019

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 22 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
22 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 3 3 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Permanent jobs citing SQL 15,178 19,820 21,646
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 18.94% 21.11% 22.09%
As % of the Programming Languages category 36.13% 38.23% 39.31%
Number of salaries quoted 12,744 17,055 18,579
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,010 £26,250
90th Percentile £63,750 £62,500 £60,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% 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 42,008 51,847 55,070
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 52.43% 55.23% 56.21%
Number of salaries quoted 33,816 43,482 46,463
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +4.94%
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,250 £62,500
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -

SQL
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing SQL as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT 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

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SQL in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 22 September 2019.

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 22 September 2019. 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 0 4,816 £45,000 - 792
North of England -1 3,547 £42,500 - 805
Midlands 0 2,384 £42,500 +3.66% 505
North West 0 1,759 £42,500 - 452
South West 0 1,727 £41,750 +4.38% 340
Yorkshire 0 1,531 £42,500 - 280
West Midlands 0 1,458 £42,500 +1.40% 304
East of England -1 1,208 £45,000 - 299
Scotland 0 1,087 £45,000 - 184
East Midlands 0 918 £40,000 - 201
Wales -3 329 £42,500 +6.25% 82
North East +3 258 £41,647 -2.01% 73
Northern Ireland +1 88 £35,000 -6.67% 23
Channel Islands +7 9 £47,500 +5.56% 2
Isle of Man +2 6 £45,000 +12.50%
SQL
UK

For the 6 months to 22 September 2019, 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 5,493 (36.19%) C#
2 5,069 (33.40%) Agile Software Development
3 5,046 (33.25%) .NET
4 4,690 (30.90%) SQL Server
5 4,057 (26.73%) JavaScript
6 3,781 (24.91%) Microsoft
7 3,086 (20.33%) Azure
8 2,593 (17.08%) HTML
9 2,553 (16.82%) Java
10 2,498 (16.46%) ASP.NET
11 2,355 (15.52%) MVC
12 2,292 (15.10%) Business Intelligence
13 2,240 (14.76%) CSS
14 2,210 (14.56%) Finance
15 2,186 (14.40%) Windows
16 2,009 (13.24%) T-SQL
17 1,960 (12.91%) Problem-Solving
18 1,925 (12.68%) Oracle
19 1,793 (11.81%) Git (software)
20 1,778 (11.71%) Degree
21 1,693 (11.15%) Python
22 1,674 (11.03%) Linux
23 1,627 (10.72%) Software Engineering
24 1,583 (10.43%) Analytical Skills
25 1,568 (10.33%) AWS
26 1,538 (10.13%) AngularJS
27 1,515 (9.98%) Scrum
28 1,510 (9.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
29 1,506 (9.92%) DevOps
30 1,382 (9.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services

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
1 600 (3.95%) SharePoint
2 517 (3.41%) IIS
3 249 (1.64%) Apache
4 235 (1.55%) Confluence
5 227 (1.50%) Apache Spark
6 221 (1.46%) Tomcat
7 218 (1.44%) MS Exchange
8 205 (1.35%) SAS
9 164 (1.08%) CMS
10 157 (1.03%) JBoss
11 153 (1.01%) Elasticsearch
12 109 (0.72%) Umbraco
13 102 (0.67%) WebSphere
14 92 (0.61%) WebLogic
15 91 (0.60%) nginx
16 90 (0.59%) WordPress
17 85 (0.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 81 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
19 77 (0.51%) Skype for Business
20 76 (0.50%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 741 (4.88%) Microsoft Excel
2 499 (3.29%) Microsoft Office
3 82 (0.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 68 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
5 53 (0.35%) MS Visio
6 28 (0.18%) SPSS
7 22 (0.14%) Photoshop
8 18 (0.12%) Chatbot
9 16 (0.11%) S-PLUS
10 14 (0.092%) InfoPath
11 8 (0.053%) Microsoft Project
12 7 (0.046%) Adobe Illustrator
13 5 (0.033%) FileZilla
14 3 (0.020%) AutoCAD
14 3 (0.020%) SOLIDWORKS
14 3 (0.020%) SPSS Modeler
14 3 (0.020%) Stata
15 2 (0.013%) Notepad++
15 2 (0.013%) PrintSoft PReS
15 2 (0.013%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 192 (1.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 129 (0.85%) Oracle EBS
3 78 (0.51%) Oracle EBS R12
4 72 (0.47%) Dynamics NAV
5 65 (0.43%) Oracle Applications
6 64 (0.42%) Oracle ERP
7 59 (0.39%) Payment Gateway
8 43 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
8 43 (0.28%) Oracle Payables
9 42 (0.28%) NetSuite
9 42 (0.28%) SAP Business One
10 41 (0.27%) Oracle Receivables
11 26 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
11 26 (0.17%) Oracle Financials
12 24 (0.16%) Cognos Business Intelligence
12 24 (0.16%) FastStats
12 24 (0.16%) Unit4 Business World
13 22 (0.14%) Adobe Campaign
13 22 (0.14%) Magento
13 22 (0.14%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 3,086 (20.33%) Azure
2 1,568 (10.33%) AWS
3 1,086 (7.16%) Power Platform
4 624 (4.11%) Office 365
5 497 (3.27%) SaaS
6 314 (2.07%) GCP
7 238 (1.57%) Serverless
8 226 (1.49%) PaaS
9 167 (1.10%) GitHub
10 165 (1.09%) IaaS
11 164 (1.08%) Dynamics 365
12 163 (1.07%) Cloud Computing
13 135 (0.89%) Azure Active Directory
14 117 (0.77%) Amazon EC2
15 114 (0.75%) Azure Data Factory
16 112 (0.74%) Amazon S3
17 100 (0.66%) Azure Functions
18 74 (0.49%) AWS CloudFormation
19 71 (0.47%) AWS Lambda
20 67 (0.44%) Azure Stack
Communications & Networking
1 409 (2.69%) Firewall
2 339 (2.23%) DNS
3 316 (2.08%) TCP/IP
4 261 (1.72%) DHCP
5 207 (1.36%) WAN
6 202 (1.33%) SAN
7 186 (1.23%) HTTP
8 184 (1.21%) Internet
9 166 (1.09%) LAN
10 153 (1.01%) VPN
11 126 (0.83%) VoIP
12 113 (0.74%) VLAN
13 106 (0.70%) Skype
14 79 (0.52%) Network Security
15 75 (0.49%) Remote Desktop
16 70 (0.46%) NetScaler
17 69 (0.45%) Broadband
18 67 (0.44%) SSL
19 66 (0.43%) Wireless
20 58 (0.38%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4,690 (30.90%) SQL Server
2 1,510 (9.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1,382 (9.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1,298 (8.55%) Data Warehouse
5 1,159 (7.64%) Relational Database
6 1,067 (7.03%) Power BI
7 922 (6.07%) MySQL
8 885 (5.83%) NoSQL
9 650 (4.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 630 (4.15%) Big Data
11 589 (3.88%) PostgreSQL
12 469 (3.09%) MongoDB
13 389 (2.56%) Oracle Database
14 379 (2.50%) SQL Server 2012
15 378 (2.49%) RDBMS
16 357 (2.35%) Azure SQL Database
17 315 (2.08%) Hadoop
18 301 (1.98%) SQL Server 2008
19 278 (1.83%) QlikView
20 268 (1.77%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1,793 (11.81%) Git (software)
2 879 (5.79%) Visual Studio
3 812 (5.35%) JIRA
4 761 (5.01%) Jenkins
5 705 (4.64%) Team Foundation Server
6 626 (4.12%) Selenium
7 390 (2.57%) Subversion
8 290 (1.91%) Maven
9 253 (1.67%) TeamCity
10 247 (1.63%) Cucumber
11 220 (1.45%) JUnit
12 203 (1.34%) Visual Studio Team System
13 197 (1.30%) SoapUI
14 173 (1.14%) SpecFlow
15 159 (1.05%) Oracle Forms
16 144 (0.95%) Octopus Deploy
17 139 (0.92%) WebDriver
18 133 (0.88%) Bitbucket
19 127 (0.84%) Eclipse
20 121 (0.80%) NUnit
General
1 2,210 (14.56%) Finance
2 886 (5.84%) Retail
3 640 (4.22%) Marketing
4 507 (3.34%) Manufacturing
5 429 (2.83%) Public Sector
6 361 (2.38%) Telecoms
7 244 (1.61%) Banking
8 208 (1.37%) Games
9 171 (1.13%) Electronics
10 121 (0.80%) Legal
11 86 (0.57%) Back Office
12 83 (0.55%) Automotive
13 69 (0.45%) Aerospace
13 69 (0.45%) Law
14 68 (0.45%) Billing
15 65 (0.43%) Financial Institution
16 64 (0.42%) Advertising
17 59 (0.39%) Local Government
18 41 (0.27%) Publishing
19 38 (0.25%) Military
Job Titles
1 7,098 (46.77%) Developer
2 2,362 (15.56%) Analyst
3 1,870 (12.32%) .NET Developer
4 1,638 (10.79%) C# Developer
5 1,516 (9.99%) Software Developer
6 1,156 (7.62%) Senior Developer
7 987 (6.50%) SQL Developer
8 969 (6.38%) C# .NET Developer
9 825 (5.44%) Software Engineer
10 798 (5.26%) Java Developer
11 595 (3.92%) Applications Support
12 590 (3.89%) Support Analyst
13 588 (3.87%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 570 (3.76%) Junior
15 560 (3.69%) DBA
16 495 (3.26%) C# Software Developer
17 473 (3.12%) Consultant
18 468 (3.08%) Data Analyst
19 466 (3.07%) .NET Software Developer
20 432 (2.85%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5,046 (33.25%) .NET
2 2,593 (17.08%) HTML
3 2,498 (16.46%) ASP.NET
4 2,240 (14.76%) CSS
5 1,538 (10.13%) AngularJS
6 1,327 (8.74%) Web Services
7 1,154 (7.60%) jQuery
8 1,060 (6.98%) XML
9 1,015 (6.69%) ASP.NET MVC
10 1,000 (6.59%) .NET Framework
11 782 (5.15%) REST
12 741 (4.88%) React
13 716 (4.72%) Spring
14 702 (4.63%) SOAP
15 688 (4.53%) ASP.NET Web API
16 680 (4.48%) .NET Core
17 664 (4.37%) RESTful
18 612 (4.03%) JSON
19 594 (3.91%) HTML5
20 583 (3.84%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 1,583 (10.43%) Analytical Skills
2 573 (3.78%) Greenfield Project
3 523 (3.45%) Self-Motivation
4 447 (2.95%) Management Information System
5 398 (2.62%) Mobile App
6 337 (2.22%) User Experience
7 314 (2.07%) Enterprise Software
8 214 (1.41%) Data Centre
9 201 (1.32%) Replication
10 192 (1.26%) Algorithms
11 184 (1.21%) Clustering
12 171 (1.13%) Data Structures
13 127 (0.84%) Driving Licence
14 124 (0.82%) Public Cloud
15 117 (0.77%) EPoS
16 110 (0.72%) Robotics
17 102 (0.67%) Client/Server
18 97 (0.64%) Linux Command Line
19 86 (0.57%) Private Cloud
20 65 (0.43%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2,186 (14.40%) Windows
2 1,674 (11.03%) Linux
3 826 (5.44%) Windows Server
4 719 (4.74%) Unix
5 278 (1.83%) Windows Server 2012
6 248 (1.63%) Android
7 227 (1.50%) Windows Server 2008
8 220 (1.45%) Apple iOS
9 189 (1.25%) Windows 7
10 183 (1.21%) Windows 10
11 83 (0.55%) Windows 8
12 82 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 71 (0.47%) Debian
14 66 (0.43%) CentOS
15 62 (0.41%) Mac OS
16 57 (0.38%) AIX
17 55 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
18 51 (0.34%) Solaris
19 30 (0.20%) Ubuntu
20 21 (0.14%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5,069 (33.40%) Agile Software Development
2 2,355 (15.52%) MVC
3 2,292 (15.10%) Business Intelligence
4 1,960 (12.91%) Problem-Solving
5 1,627 (10.72%) Software Engineering
6 1,515 (9.98%) Scrum
7 1,506 (9.92%) DevOps
8 1,375 (9.06%) Test Automation
9 1,364 (8.99%) ETL
10 1,305 (8.60%) SDLC
11 1,224 (8.06%) Analytics
12 1,184 (7.80%) TDD
13 1,032 (6.80%) Mentoring
14 984 (6.48%) Web Development
15 951 (6.27%) ITIL
16 949 (6.25%) Computer Science
17 841 (5.54%) OO
18 827 (5.45%) Continuous Integration
19 790 (5.20%) Data Modelling
20 700 (4.61%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 5,493 (36.19%) C#
2 4,057 (26.73%) JavaScript
3 2,553 (16.82%) Java
4 2,009 (13.24%) T-SQL
5 1,693 (11.15%) Python
6 934 (6.15%) PowerShell
7 736 (4.85%) PL/SQL
8 687 (4.53%) PHP
9 575 (3.79%) C++
10 522 (3.44%) VB.NET
11 400 (2.64%) C
12 363 (2.39%) TypeScript
13 353 (2.33%) VB
14 350 (2.31%) R
15 306 (2.02%) VBA
16 246 (1.62%) Bash Shell
17 234 (1.54%) Ruby
18 202 (1.33%) Shell Script
19 196 (1.29%) Java 8
20 176 (1.16%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1,778 (11.71%) Degree
2 448 (2.95%) Security Cleared
3 432 (2.85%) Computer Science Degree
4 404 (2.66%) Microsoft Certification
5 301 (1.98%) ISTQB
6 214 (1.41%) SC Cleared
7 170 (1.12%) Cisco Certification
8 169 (1.11%) MCSE
9 167 (1.10%) ISEB
10 149 (0.98%) CCNA
11 123 (0.81%) DV Cleared
12 108 (0.71%) MCSA
13 101 (0.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 101 (0.67%) MCP
14 96 (0.63%) HND
15 95 (0.63%) Numerate Degree
16 69 (0.45%) Master's Degree
17 59 (0.39%) CCNP
18 54 (0.36%) PhD
19 41 (0.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 983 (6.48%) QA
2 344 (2.27%) SLA
3 276 (1.82%) Data Quality
4 143 (0.94%) GDPR
5 72 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 55 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 39 (0.26%) PCI DSS
8 20 (0.13%) DICOM
8 20 (0.13%) PMO
9 12 (0.079%) Cyber Essentials
10 11 (0.072%) COBIT
11 10 (0.066%) ISO 9001
12 9 (0.059%) CRD IV
13 8 (0.053%) Actionable Recommendations
13 8 (0.053%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 8 (0.053%) Solvency II
14 7 (0.046%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 5 (0.033%) WCAG
16 4 (0.026%) HL7
16 4 (0.026%) IFRS
System Software
1 917 (6.04%) Active Directory
2 736 (4.85%) Docker
3 504 (3.32%) VMware Infrastructure
4 437 (2.88%) Hyper-V
5 124 (0.82%) XenApp
6 104 (0.69%) Virtual Machines
7 100 (0.66%) vSphere
8 89 (0.59%) XenDesktop
9 85 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
10 61 (0.40%) Microsoft App-V
11 48 (0.32%) Oracle RAC
11 48 (0.32%) Virtual Servers
12 32 (0.21%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
13 30 (0.20%) HDFS
14 29 (0.19%) Firmware
15 28 (0.18%) Terminal Services
16 24 (0.16%) Citrix Hypervisor
17 23 (0.15%) VirtualBox
18 20 (0.13%) Xen
19 18 (0.12%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 435 (2.87%) Kubernetes
2 265 (1.75%) Ansible
3 234 (1.54%) SCCM
4 202 (1.33%) Puppet
5 182 (1.20%) Terraform
6 170 (1.12%) Opscode Chef
7 149 (0.98%) SCOM
8 67 (0.44%) WSUS
9 64 (0.42%) SCOrch
10 61 (0.40%) Kibana
10 61 (0.40%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 52 (0.34%) Backup Exec
11 52 (0.34%) HP Quality Center
12 51 (0.34%) Docker Swarm
12 51 (0.34%) Nagios
12 51 (0.34%) Tivoli
13 48 (0.32%) HP ALM
14 46 (0.30%) Prometheus
15 32 (0.21%) Data Guard
15 32 (0.21%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 3,781 (24.91%) Microsoft
2 1,925 (12.68%) Oracle
3 728 (4.80%) VMware
4 606 (3.99%) Tableau
5 478 (3.15%) SAP
6 340 (2.24%) IBM
7 336 (2.21%) Google
8 295 (1.94%) Citrix
9 263 (1.73%) Cisco
10 185 (1.22%) Informatica
11 169 (1.11%) HP
12 163 (1.07%) Salesforce.com
13 148 (0.98%) Sage
14 137 (0.90%) Xamarin
15 136 (0.90%) Cognos
16 118 (0.78%) ServiceNow
17 110 (0.72%) Atlassian
18 109 (0.72%) Veeam
19 108 (0.71%) Talend
20 90 (0.59%) Splunk