Period
to 16 October 2018

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 16 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 3 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Permanent jobs citing SQL 19,332 21,291 23,510
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 20.91% 21.96% 21.38%
As % of the Programming Languages category 38.00% 39.10% 41.15%
Number of salaries quoted 16,664 18,340 20,453
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £27,000 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 50,868 54,455 57,134
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 55.03% 56.17% 51.96%
Number of salaries quoted 42,580 46,008 48,699
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +4.29% +1.88%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £66,250 £62,500 £61,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%

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 16 October 2018.

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 16 October 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
South East 0 6,188 £45,000 +5.88% 868
North of England 0 4,566 £42,500 +6.25% 1,085
Midlands -1 2,771 £40,000 - 677
North West 0 2,440 £42,500 +6.25% 567
East of England +1 2,134 £44,000 +3.53% 340
South West -1 1,891 £40,000 - 433
Yorkshire 0 1,832 £42,500 - 423
West Midlands -1 1,628 £41,913 +4.78% 390
Scotland +1 1,401 £45,000 +12.50% 215
East Midlands -1 1,148 £40,000 +5.26% 287
Wales +1 388 £40,000 +6.67% 97
North East -1 299 £42,500 +6.25% 95
Northern Ireland -4 75 £37,500 - 34
Channel Islands 0 7 £45,000 - 3
Isle of Man +1 4 £38,750 -22.50%
South Coast - 4 - -
SQL
UK

For the 6 months to 16 October 2018, 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 6,895 (35.67%) C#
2 6,447 (33.35%) SQL Server
3 6,346 (32.83%) Agile Software Development
4 6,333 (32.76%) .NET
5 5,527 (28.59%) JavaScript
6 5,308 (27.46%) Microsoft
7 4,236 (21.91%) HTML
8 3,805 (19.68%) Java
9 3,561 (18.42%) CSS
10 3,550 (18.36%) Finance
11 3,469 (17.94%) MVC
12 3,192 (16.51%) T-SQL
13 3,111 (16.09%) ASP.NET
14 2,849 (14.74%) Windows
15 2,714 (14.04%) Oracle
16 2,672 (13.82%) Business Intelligence
17 2,593 (13.41%) Microsoft Azure
18 2,529 (13.08%) Degree
19 2,333 (12.07%) Software Engineering
20 2,325 (12.03%) Problem-Solving
21 2,203 (11.40%) AngularJS
22 2,200 (11.38%) TDD
23 2,174 (11.25%) Linux
24 2,091 (10.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
25 2,040 (10.55%) Python
26 2,039 (10.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
27 1,979 (10.24%) Web Services
28 1,961 (10.14%) Git (software)
29 1,947 (10.07%) Analytical Skills
30 1,917 (9.92%) Scrum

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
1 805 (4.16%) IIS
2 610 (3.16%) SharePoint
3 368 (1.90%) Confluence
4 357 (1.85%) Tomcat
5 354 (1.83%) Apache
6 338 (1.75%) Apache Spark
7 293 (1.52%) CMS
8 276 (1.43%) SAS
9 247 (1.28%) MS Exchange
10 245 (1.27%) JBoss
11 238 (1.23%) Elasticsearch
12 196 (1.01%) WebLogic
13 192 (0.99%) WebSphere
14 171 (0.88%) Umbraco
15 140 (0.72%) BizTalk Server
16 137 (0.71%) nginx
17 112 (0.58%) Skype for Business
18 95 (0.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
19 84 (0.43%) OpenStack
20 83 (0.43%) WordPress
Applications
1 1,060 (5.48%) Microsoft Excel
2 571 (2.95%) Microsoft Office
3 164 (0.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 66 (0.34%) MS Visio
5 54 (0.28%) SPSS
6 50 (0.26%) Photoshop
7 42 (0.22%) Chatbot
8 35 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
9 32 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
10 19 (0.098%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 8 (0.041%) Adobe Illustrator
11 8 (0.041%) EngageOne
12 5 (0.026%) GNU Octave
13 4 (0.021%) Doxygen
13 4 (0.021%) InfoPath
13 4 (0.021%) Stata
13 4 (0.021%) Windchill
14 3 (0.016%) Maya
15 2 (0.010%) Blender
16 1 (0.005%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 263 (1.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 251 (1.30%) Dynamics NAV
3 145 (0.75%) Dynamics AX
4 126 (0.65%) Oracle EBS
5 66 (0.34%) NetSuite
6 55 (0.28%) Oracle EBS R12
7 50 (0.26%) Oracle ERP
7 50 (0.26%) Payment Gateway
8 49 (0.25%) Oracle Applications
8 49 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
9 44 (0.23%) Oracle Financials
10 41 (0.21%) SAP Business One
11 36 (0.19%) Magento
12 29 (0.15%) Cognos TM1
13 28 (0.14%) Infor M3
14 25 (0.13%) Sage 200
14 25 (0.13%) Unit4 Business World
15 24 (0.12%) Oracle 11i
16 23 (0.12%) Oracle Receivables
17 21 (0.11%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 2,593 (13.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 1,694 (8.76%) Amazon AWS
3 541 (2.80%) Office 365
4 451 (2.33%) SaaS
5 266 (1.38%) GitHub
6 254 (1.31%) PaaS
7 231 (1.19%) IaaS
8 177 (0.92%) Serverless
9 176 (0.91%) Google Cloud Platform
10 153 (0.79%) Amazon EC2
11 144 (0.74%) Amazon S3
12 135 (0.70%) Dynamics 365
13 134 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
14 131 (0.68%) Azure Active Directory
15 118 (0.61%) Google Analytics
16 112 (0.58%) AWS CloudFormation
17 91 (0.47%) Amazon SQS
18 85 (0.44%) Amazon CloudWatch
19 77 (0.40%) npm
20 73 (0.38%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 385 (1.99%) Firewall
2 367 (1.90%) DNS
3 318 (1.64%) TCP/IP
4 293 (1.52%) Internet
5 240 (1.24%) HTTP
6 225 (1.16%) SAN
7 156 (0.81%) DHCP
8 152 (0.79%) LAN
8 152 (0.79%) VPN
9 149 (0.77%) WAN
10 132 (0.68%) SMS
11 131 (0.68%) SSL
12 128 (0.66%) Network Security
13 117 (0.61%) Skype
14 114 (0.59%) VLAN
15 106 (0.55%) Intranet
16 102 (0.53%) VoIP
17 94 (0.49%) Wi-Fi
18 74 (0.38%) Wireless
19 69 (0.36%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6,447 (33.35%) SQL Server
2 2,091 (10.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2,039 (10.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1,528 (7.90%) Relational Database
5 1,470 (7.60%) Data Warehouse
6 1,408 (7.28%) MySQL
7 1,295 (6.70%) NoSQL
8 1,077 (5.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1,020 (5.28%) Power BI
10 703 (3.64%) Big Data
11 698 (3.61%) PostgreSQL
12 632 (3.27%) SQL Server 2012
13 611 (3.16%) SQL Server 2008
14 607 (3.14%) Oracle Database
15 587 (3.04%) MongoDB
16 504 (2.61%) RDBMS
17 471 (2.44%) Hadoop
18 354 (1.83%) SQL Server 2016
19 315 (1.63%) QlikView
19 315 (1.63%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1,961 (10.14%) Git (software)
2 1,249 (6.46%) Visual Studio
3 1,007 (5.21%) Team Foundation Server
4 947 (4.90%) JIRA
5 798 (4.13%) Jenkins
6 709 (3.67%) Selenium
7 504 (2.61%) Subversion
8 451 (2.33%) JUnit
9 387 (2.00%) Maven
10 291 (1.51%) Cucumber
11 280 (1.45%) NUnit
11 280 (1.45%) TeamCity
12 233 (1.21%) Eclipse
13 216 (1.12%) Octopus Deploy
14 188 (0.97%) Oracle Forms
14 188 (0.97%) SpecFlow
15 185 (0.96%) Visual Studio Team System
16 174 (0.90%) SoapUI
17 168 (0.87%) WebDriver
18 162 (0.84%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 3,550 (18.36%) Finance
2 1,041 (5.38%) Retail
3 623 (3.22%) Marketing
4 518 (2.68%) Manufacturing
5 460 (2.38%) Banking
6 429 (2.22%) Advertising
7 393 (2.03%) Telecoms
8 258 (1.33%) Games
9 224 (1.16%) Legal
10 177 (0.92%) Automotive
11 159 (0.82%) Electronics
12 153 (0.79%) Back Office
13 135 (0.70%) Law
14 71 (0.37%) French Language
14 71 (0.37%) German Language
15 70 (0.36%) Investment Banking
16 62 (0.32%) Financial Institution
17 47 (0.24%) Billing
18 41 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
19 36 (0.19%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 9,185 (47.51%) Developer
2 3,042 (15.74%) Analyst
3 2,669 (13.81%) .NET Developer
4 2,383 (12.33%) C# Developer
5 1,703 (8.81%) Software Developer
6 1,553 (8.03%) C# .NET Developer
7 1,536 (7.95%) SQL Developer
8 1,391 (7.20%) Senior Developer
9 1,264 (6.54%) Java Developer
10 979 (5.06%) Software Engineer
11 950 (4.91%) DBA
12 769 (3.98%) Junior
13 723 (3.74%) Support Analyst
14 705 (3.65%) Applications Support
15 698 (3.61%) SQL DBA
16 683 (3.53%) C# Software Developer
17 682 (3.53%) Consultant
18 677 (3.50%) ASP.NET Developer
19 632 (3.27%) Business Intelligence Developer
20 605 (3.13%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6,333 (32.76%) .NET
2 4,236 (21.91%) HTML
3 3,561 (18.42%) CSS
4 3,111 (16.09%) ASP.NET
5 2,203 (11.40%) AngularJS
6 1,979 (10.24%) Web Services
7 1,739 (9.00%) jQuery
8 1,712 (8.86%) XML
9 1,551 (8.02%) ASP.NET MVC
10 1,350 (6.98%) .NET Framework
11 1,156 (5.98%) ASP.NET Web API
12 1,131 (5.85%) HTML5
13 1,102 (5.70%) Spring
14 1,023 (5.29%) REST
15 939 (4.86%) WCF
16 922 (4.77%) RESTful
17 834 (4.31%) SOAP
18 794 (4.11%) JSON
19 793 (4.10%) Entity Framework
20 757 (3.92%) React
Miscellaneous
1 1,947 (10.07%) Analytical Skills
2 1,255 (6.49%) Computer Science
3 762 (3.94%) Greenfield Project
4 760 (3.93%) Enterprise Software
5 655 (3.39%) Self-Motivation
6 545 (2.82%) Management Information System
7 482 (2.49%) User Experience
8 439 (2.27%) Mobile App
9 387 (2.00%) Fintech
10 317 (1.64%) Algorithms
11 273 (1.41%) Replication
12 241 (1.25%) Clustering
13 223 (1.15%) Data Structures
14 214 (1.11%) Data Centre
15 172 (0.89%) Driving Licence
16 149 (0.77%) Client/Server
17 146 (0.76%) Virtual Team
18 142 (0.73%) Public Cloud
19 135 (0.70%) Linux Command Line
20 134 (0.69%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2,849 (14.74%) Windows
2 2,174 (11.25%) Linux
3 1,019 (5.27%) Windows Server
4 1,001 (5.18%) Unix
5 364 (1.88%) Android
6 348 (1.80%) Windows Server 2012
7 322 (1.67%) Windows Server 2008
8 303 (1.57%) Apple iOS
9 222 (1.15%) Windows 7
10 193 (1.00%) Windows 10
11 180 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 98 (0.51%) CentOS
13 91 (0.47%) Windows 8
14 76 (0.39%) Ubuntu
15 75 (0.39%) Solaris
16 72 (0.37%) Windows Server 2003
17 54 (0.28%) AIX
18 45 (0.23%) Windows XP
19 30 (0.16%) Mac OS
20 24 (0.12%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 6,346 (32.83%) Agile Software Development
2 3,469 (17.94%) MVC
3 2,672 (13.82%) Business Intelligence
4 2,333 (12.07%) Software Engineering
5 2,325 (12.03%) Problem-Solving
6 2,200 (11.38%) TDD
7 1,917 (9.92%) Scrum
8 1,738 (8.99%) Test Automation
9 1,534 (7.94%) OO
10 1,506 (7.79%) SDLC
11 1,392 (7.20%) Analytics
12 1,385 (7.16%) Continuous Integration
13 1,329 (6.87%) ETL
14 1,291 (6.68%) Web Development
15 1,179 (6.10%) DevOps
16 1,164 (6.02%) Unit Testing
17 1,100 (5.69%) Mentoring
18 968 (5.01%) ITIL
19 946 (4.89%) BDD
20 855 (4.42%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 6,895 (35.67%) C#
2 5,527 (28.59%) JavaScript
3 3,805 (19.68%) Java
4 3,192 (16.51%) T-SQL
5 2,040 (10.55%) Python
6 1,198 (6.20%) PL/SQL
7 1,050 (5.43%) C++
8 966 (5.00%) PHP
9 932 (4.82%) PowerShell
10 647 (3.35%) VB.NET
11 586 (3.03%) C
12 389 (2.01%) VB
13 388 (2.01%) TypeScript
14 383 (1.98%) VBA
15 366 (1.89%) Shell Script
16 365 (1.89%) Bash Shell
17 363 (1.88%) R
18 353 (1.83%) Ruby
19 304 (1.57%) Java 8
20 230 (1.19%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2,529 (13.08%) Degree
2 655 (3.39%) Computer Science Degree
3 499 (2.58%) Security Cleared
4 435 (2.25%) Microsoft Certification
5 242 (1.25%) SC Cleared
6 238 (1.23%) ISTQB
7 222 (1.15%) ISEB
8 162 (0.84%) MCSE
9 118 (0.61%) DV Cleared
10 102 (0.53%) MCSA
11 85 (0.44%) Master's Degree
12 82 (0.42%) MCP
13 78 (0.40%) Numerate Degree
14 75 (0.39%) PhD
15 70 (0.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 69 (0.36%) CISSP
17 67 (0.35%) Cisco Certification
18 64 (0.33%) PMI Certification
19 63 (0.33%) SANS
20 62 (0.32%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 965 (4.99%) QA
2 324 (1.68%) Data Quality
3 322 (1.67%) SLA
4 183 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 182 (0.94%) GDPR
6 119 (0.62%) PCI DSS
7 67 (0.35%) PMO
8 25 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 18 (0.093%) ISO 9001
10 17 (0.088%) Cyber Essentials
11 12 (0.062%) WAI
12 9 (0.047%) HL7
13 8 (0.041%) Actionable Recommendations
14 7 (0.036%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 7 (0.036%) WCAG
15 6 (0.031%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
16 5 (0.026%) COBIT
16 5 (0.026%) Disclosure Scotland
16 5 (0.026%) ISO 8583
17 4 (0.021%) DICOM
System Software
1 917 (4.74%) Active Directory
2 698 (3.61%) Docker
3 549 (2.84%) VMware Infrastructure
4 375 (1.94%) Hyper-V
5 173 (0.89%) Virtual Machines
6 156 (0.81%) vSphere
7 74 (0.38%) Oracle RAC
8 67 (0.35%) HDFS
9 63 (0.33%) XenApp
10 55 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
10 55 (0.28%) XenDesktop
11 49 (0.25%) XenServer
12 46 (0.24%) Terminal Services
13 44 (0.23%) Virtual Servers
13 44 (0.23%) VirtualBox
14 40 (0.21%) Xen
15 27 (0.14%) Firmware
16 19 (0.098%) Forefront TMG
17 17 (0.088%) Microsoft App-V
18 16 (0.083%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 489 (2.53%) Ansible
2 415 (2.15%) Puppet
3 318 (1.64%) Opscode Chef
4 240 (1.24%) Kubernetes
5 221 (1.14%) SCCM
6 131 (0.68%) Terraform
7 82 (0.42%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 77 (0.40%) SCOM
9 62 (0.32%) Data Guard
10 57 (0.29%) Oracle RMAN
11 56 (0.29%) WSUS
12 50 (0.26%) Tivoli
13 49 (0.25%) Nagios
14 48 (0.25%) Microsoft Clustering
15 44 (0.23%) Hadoop YARN
16 39 (0.20%) Oozie
17 37 (0.19%) Cobbler
17 37 (0.19%) HP ALM
17 37 (0.19%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
18 36 (0.19%) Rancher
Vendors
1 5,308 (27.46%) Microsoft
2 2,714 (14.04%) Oracle
3 850 (4.40%) VMware
4 670 (3.47%) Tableau
5 467 (2.42%) Google
6 455 (2.35%) SAP
7 393 (2.03%) Xamarin
8 344 (1.78%) Cisco
9 267 (1.38%) IBM
10 255 (1.32%) Citrix
11 203 (1.05%) Cognos
12 193 (1.00%) HP
13 190 (0.98%) Atlassian
14 184 (0.95%) Salesforce.com
15 175 (0.91%) Red Hat
16 140 (0.72%) New Relic
17 127 (0.66%) Informatica
18 118 (0.61%) Sage
19 104 (0.54%) Remedy
20 96 (0.50%) Talend