Period
to

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 14 August 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
14 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 8 6 5
Rank change year-on-year -2 -1 -1
Permanent jobs citing SQL 12,218 10,717 6,457
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 16.14% 17.88% 18.70%
As % of the Programming Languages category 36.11% 35.26% 33.55%
Number of salaries quoted 7,880 8,472 5,479
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £39,000 £36,750 £35,821
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
75th Percentile £62,500 £57,500 £57,500
90th Percentile £76,250 £67,500 £65,150
UK median annual salary £57,000 £52,500 £51,500
% change year-on-year +8.57% +1.94% +3.00%

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 33,833 30,391 19,246
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 44.69% 50.71% 55.73%
Number of salaries quoted 21,040 22,304 16,023
10th Percentile £32,875 £32,000 £31,250
25th Percentile £41,250 £37,500 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £68,750 £62,500 £60,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £75,000 £70,000
UK median annual salary £62,500 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +8.70% +4.55% +4.76%

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 14 August 2022.

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 14 August 2022. 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
Jobs
South East -3 3,352 £52,500 +5.00% 311
North of England -1 3,180 £50,000 +5.26% 453
Midlands -1 2,010 £50,000 +12.99% 327
North West -2 1,670 £50,000 +5.26% 249
South West -3 1,402 £50,000 +11.11% 179
West Midlands -3 1,327 £50,000 +11.11% 199
Yorkshire -3 1,242 £50,000 +5.26% 150
East of England -4 924 £52,500 +2.94% 137
Scotland -5 813 £52,500 +10.53% 85
East Midlands +1 682 £48,000 +12.94% 127
Wales +3 311 £50,000 +17.65% 36
Northern Ireland +2 290 £50,000 +36.99% 14
North East -3 273 £44,000 -2.22% 55
Channel Islands -9 8 £65,000 -23.53%
Isle of Man -5 1 £72,500 +93.33%
South Coast - 1 £70,000 -
SQL
UK

For the 6 months to 14 August 2022, 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 4,801 (39.29%) Azure
2 4,605 (37.69%) Agile
3 3,995 (32.70%) .NET
4 3,720 (30.45%) C#
5 3,580 (29.30%) JavaScript
6 3,549 (29.05%) Social Skills
7 3,455 (28.28%) SQL Server
8 3,329 (27.25%) Microsoft
9 2,811 (23.01%) Finance
10 2,542 (20.81%) HTML
11 2,359 (19.31%) Software Engineering
12 2,357 (19.29%) CSS
13 2,318 (18.97%) DevOps
14 2,317 (18.96%) Python
15 2,299 (18.82%) Git (software)
16 2,224 (18.20%) Business Intelligence
17 2,179 (17.83%) Java
18 2,072 (16.96%) Analytics
19 2,063 (16.88%) AWS
20 2,037 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
21 1,932 (15.81%) MVC
22 1,805 (14.77%) Power Platform
23 1,741 (14.25%) Docker
24 1,717 (14.05%) Power BI
25 1,707 (13.97%) Degree
26 1,682 (13.77%) Analytical Skills
27 1,580 (12.93%) .NET Core
28 1,517 (12.42%) ASP.NET
29 1,483 (12.14%) T-SQL
30 1,480 (12.11%) AngularJS

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
1 361 (2.95%) SharePoint
2 310 (2.54%) Apache Spark
3 211 (1.73%) Apache
4 204 (1.67%) IIS
5 183 (1.50%) SAS
6 171 (1.40%) Confluence
7 123 (1.01%) Apache Airflow
8 121 (0.99%) CMS
9 80 (0.65%) MS Exchange
10 71 (0.58%) BizTalk Server
11 60 (0.49%) Umbraco
12 51 (0.42%) WebLogic
13 41 (0.34%) WordPress
14 40 (0.33%) Tomcat
15 34 (0.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 32 (0.26%) nginx
17 30 (0.25%) ArcGIS
18 28 (0.23%) JBoss
19 27 (0.22%) OpenEdge
20 24 (0.20%) WebSphere
Applications
1 735 (6.02%) Microsoft Excel
2 351 (2.87%) Microsoft Office
3 108 (0.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 39 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
5 36 (0.29%) MS Visio
6 21 (0.17%) Photoshop
7 13 (0.11%) AutoCAD
8 12 (0.098%) SPSS
9 8 (0.065%) Microsoft Project
9 8 (0.065%) Pipeline Pilot
9 8 (0.065%) Simulink
10 7 (0.057%) Campfire
11 5 (0.041%) InfoPath
12 3 (0.025%) Adobe XD
12 3 (0.025%) Maple
12 3 (0.025%) UXPin
13 2 (0.016%) Stata
14 1 (0.008%) Adobe Illustrator
14 1 (0.008%) PrintSoft PReS
14 1 (0.008%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 131 (1.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 57 (0.47%) Oracle EBS
3 38 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
4 35 (0.29%) Payment Gateway
5 34 (0.28%) SessionCam
5 34 (0.28%) WebTrends
6 31 (0.25%) NetSuite
7 28 (0.23%) Oracle Financials
8 26 (0.21%) Oracle EBS R12
9 25 (0.20%) SAP Business One
10 19 (0.16%) Academy Housing
10 19 (0.16%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
11 18 (0.15%) Oracle Receivables
12 17 (0.14%) Oracle Payables
12 17 (0.14%) SAP S/4HANA
13 16 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
13 16 (0.13%) Oracle Assets
13 16 (0.13%) Oracle General Ledger
14 12 (0.098%) Oracle SCM
15 10 (0.082%) IBM Planning Analytics
Cloud Services
1 4,801 (39.29%) Azure
2 2,063 (16.88%) AWS
3 1,805 (14.77%) Power Platform
4 1,360 (11.13%) Azure DevOps
5 906 (7.42%) Serverless
6 623 (5.10%) GCP
7 596 (4.88%) SaaS
8 530 (4.34%) Azure Functions
9 516 (4.22%) Azure Service Bus
10 492 (4.03%) Microsoft 365
11 341 (2.79%) Azure Data Factory
12 320 (2.62%) Azure Cosmos DB
13 309 (2.53%) Snowflake
14 286 (2.34%) GitHub
15 264 (2.16%) AWS Lambda
16 177 (1.45%) Dynamics 365
17 170 (1.39%) Google Analytics
17 170 (1.39%) PaaS
18 168 (1.38%) OpenShift
19 158 (1.29%) Azure Synapse Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 695 (5.69%) HTTP
2 602 (4.93%) SSL
3 261 (2.14%) Firewall
4 202 (1.65%) DNS
5 178 (1.46%) Internet
6 123 (1.01%) DHCP
7 120 (0.98%) TCP/IP
8 97 (0.79%) SAN
9 94 (0.77%) LAN
10 91 (0.74%) VPN
11 89 (0.73%) WAN
12 70 (0.57%) Broadband
13 44 (0.36%) Skype
14 39 (0.32%) VLAN
15 37 (0.30%) VoIP
16 35 (0.29%) FTP
17 32 (0.26%) Network Security
18 26 (0.21%) Wireless
19 24 (0.20%) Wi-Fi
20 21 (0.17%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3,455 (28.28%) SQL Server
2 1,717 (14.05%) Power BI
3 1,441 (11.79%) NoSQL
4 1,355 (11.09%) Data Warehouse
5 968 (7.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 910 (7.45%) Relational Database
7 773 (6.33%) Tableau
8 734 (6.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 695 (5.69%) MySQL
10 560 (4.58%) Data Lake
11 521 (4.26%) PostgreSQL
12 417 (3.41%) Big Data
13 376 (3.08%) Azure SQL Database
14 345 (2.82%) MongoDB
15 336 (2.75%) Oracle Database
16 298 (2.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 288 (2.36%) RDBMS
18 258 (2.11%) Hadoop
19 241 (1.97%) Elasticsearch
20 172 (1.41%) BigQuery
Development Applications
1 2,299 (18.82%) Git (software)
2 712 (5.83%) JIRA
3 593 (4.85%) Team Foundation Server
4 505 (4.13%) Jenkins
5 457 (3.74%) Visual Studio
6 349 (2.86%) Selenium
7 242 (1.98%) GitLab
8 222 (1.82%) Subversion
9 143 (1.17%) Maven
10 141 (1.15%) SpecFlow
11 129 (1.06%) Bitbucket
12 122 (1.00%) NUnit
13 121 (0.99%) Postman
14 119 (0.97%) Cucumber
15 114 (0.93%) WebDriver
16 112 (0.92%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
17 95 (0.78%) Octopus Deploy
18 90 (0.74%) Ant
19 88 (0.72%) Gradle
20 84 (0.69%) JUnit
General
1 3,549 (29.05%) Social Skills
2 2,811 (23.01%) Finance
3 1,682 (13.77%) Analytical Skills
4 1,200 (9.82%) Marketing
5 676 (5.53%) Retail
6 457 (3.74%) Manufacturing
7 447 (3.66%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 396 (3.24%) Legal
9 386 (3.16%) Banking
10 371 (3.04%) Law
11 334 (2.73%) Public Sector
12 234 (1.92%) Presentation Skills
13 204 (1.67%) Organisational Skills
14 201 (1.65%) Influencing Skills
15 174 (1.42%) Advertising
16 168 (1.38%) Telecoms
17 155 (1.27%) Automotive
18 129 (1.06%) Pharmaceutical
19 128 (1.05%) Games
20 107 (0.88%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 4,077 (33.37%) Developer
2 1,803 (14.76%) Analyst
3 1,430 (11.70%) Software Engineer
4 1,034 (8.46%) .NET Developer
5 930 (7.61%) Software Developer
6 842 (6.89%) Data Engineer
7 797 (6.52%) Senior Developer
8 652 (5.34%) C# Developer
9 453 (3.71%) Data Analyst
10 431 (3.53%) DBA
11 361 (2.95%) Applications Support
12 354 (2.90%) Architect
13 338 (2.77%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 336 (2.75%) Full Stack Developer
14 336 (2.75%) SQL Developer
15 310 (2.54%) Support Analyst
16 300 (2.46%) Senior .NET Developer
17 294 (2.41%) Junior
18 288 (2.36%) Administrator
19 267 (2.19%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3,995 (32.70%) .NET
2 2,542 (20.81%) HTML
3 2,357 (19.29%) CSS
4 1,580 (12.93%) .NET Core
5 1,517 (12.42%) ASP.NET
6 1,480 (12.11%) AngularJS
7 1,442 (11.80%) React
8 1,395 (11.42%) .NET Framework
9 927 (7.59%) Node.js
10 925 (7.57%) Entity Framework
11 872 (7.14%) jQuery
12 676 (5.53%) REST
13 629 (5.15%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 593 (4.85%) Angular 2
15 590 (4.83%) Ruby on Rails
16 571 (4.67%) XML
17 525 (4.30%) RESTful
18 513 (4.20%) Web Services
19 417 (3.41%) JSON
20 412 (3.37%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 534 (4.37%) Self-Motivation
2 441 (3.61%) Data Structures
3 316 (2.59%) User Experience
4 308 (2.52%) Management Information System
5 304 (2.49%) Algorithms
6 297 (2.43%) Greenfield Project
7 209 (1.71%) Mobile App
8 184 (1.51%) Life Science
9 176 (1.44%) Enterprise Software
10 169 (1.38%) Cloud Native
11 152 (1.24%) Linux Command Line
12 142 (1.16%) Data Protection Act
13 139 (1.14%) Public Cloud
14 127 (1.04%) Legacy Systems
15 126 (1.03%) Data Centre
16 121 (0.99%) Replication
17 113 (0.92%) Clustering
18 91 (0.74%) Virtual Team
19 86 (0.70%) IoT
20 84 (0.69%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1,328 (10.87%) Windows
2 1,169 (9.57%) Linux
3 550 (4.50%) Android
4 538 (4.40%) Unix
5 527 (4.31%) Windows Server
6 472 (3.86%) Apple iOS
7 131 (1.07%) Windows Server 2016
7 131 (1.07%) Windows Server 2019
8 121 (0.99%) Windows Server 2012
9 91 (0.74%) Solaris
10 89 (0.73%) Windows 10
11 74 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 60 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
13 52 (0.43%) CentOS
14 49 (0.40%) Ubuntu
15 48 (0.39%) AIX
16 35 (0.29%) Windows 7
17 32 (0.26%) Windows Server 2003
18 18 (0.15%) Mac OS
18 18 (0.15%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,605 (37.69%) Agile
2 2,359 (19.31%) Software Engineering
3 2,318 (18.97%) DevOps
4 2,224 (18.20%) Business Intelligence
5 2,072 (16.96%) Analytics
6 2,037 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
7 1,932 (15.81%) MVC
8 1,321 (10.81%) ETL
9 1,276 (10.44%) CI/CD
10 1,188 (9.72%) Test Automation
11 1,081 (8.85%) Full Stack Development
12 1,078 (8.82%) Mentoring
13 1,067 (8.73%) Web Development
14 1,061 (8.68%) Data Modelling
15 1,051 (8.60%) Scrum
16 978 (8.00%) Microservices
17 959 (7.85%) Unit Testing
18 917 (7.51%) Visualisation
19 870 (7.12%) TDD
20 867 (7.10%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 3,720 (30.45%) C#
2 3,580 (29.30%) JavaScript
3 2,317 (18.96%) Python
4 2,179 (17.83%) Java
5 1,483 (12.14%) T-SQL
6 857 (7.01%) PowerShell
7 760 (6.22%) Ruby
8 717 (5.87%) Go
9 591 (4.84%) TypeScript
10 483 (3.95%) PL/SQL
11 466 (3.81%) R
12 416 (3.40%) PHP
13 339 (2.77%) C++
14 297 (2.43%) Bash
15 231 (1.89%) C
16 216 (1.77%) Shell Script
17 181 (1.48%) VB
18 174 (1.42%) VBA
19 149 (1.22%) Perl
19 149 (1.22%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1,707 (13.97%) Degree
2 514 (4.21%) Security Cleared
3 325 (2.66%) Computer Science Degree
4 299 (2.45%) SC Cleared
5 196 (1.60%) Microsoft Certification
6 153 (1.25%) Numerate Degree
7 116 (0.95%) ISTQB
8 78 (0.64%) Master's Degree
9 65 (0.53%) ITIL Certification
10 63 (0.52%) DBS Check
11 60 (0.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 56 (0.46%) ISEB
13 55 (0.45%) MCSA
13 55 (0.45%) PhD
14 42 (0.34%) MCSE
15 36 (0.29%) DV Cleared
16 29 (0.24%) AWS Certification
17 27 (0.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 24 (0.20%) Cisco Certification
18 24 (0.20%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 688 (5.63%) QA
2 458 (3.75%) Data Quality
3 299 (2.45%) SLA
4 204 (1.67%) GDPR
5 103 (0.84%) Accessibility
6 101 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 60 (0.49%) PCI DSS
8 56 (0.46%) ISO 9001
9 38 (0.31%) GRC
10 19 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials
10 19 (0.16%) PMO
11 17 (0.14%) HL7
12 16 (0.13%) CDISC
12 16 (0.13%) WAI
13 12 (0.098%) WCAG
14 11 (0.090%) HAZOP
15 10 (0.082%) GLP
15 10 (0.082%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 10 (0.082%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 9 (0.074%) GxP
System Software
1 1,741 (14.25%) Docker
2 501 (4.10%) Active Directory
3 231 (1.89%) VMware Infrastructure
4 144 (1.18%) Hyper-V
5 71 (0.58%) Virtual Machines
6 57 (0.47%) Oracle RAC
7 39 (0.32%) vSphere
8 29 (0.24%) XenApp
9 27 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
10 23 (0.19%) Virtual Servers
11 22 (0.18%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 16 (0.13%) XenDesktop
13 14 (0.11%) Oracle Clusterware
14 13 (0.11%) Virtual Desktop
15 12 (0.098%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 8 (0.065%) Citrix Hypervisor
16 8 (0.065%) Snort
16 8 (0.065%) VirtualBox
16 8 (0.065%) VMware Workstation
17 6 (0.049%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 1,070 (8.76%) Kubernetes
2 780 (6.38%) Terraform
3 264 (2.16%) Ansible
4 115 (0.94%) Puppet
5 107 (0.88%) SCCM
6 88 (0.72%) Microsoft Intune
7 70 (0.57%) Oracle RMAN
8 64 (0.52%) Opscode Chef
9 59 (0.48%) Data Guard
10 50 (0.41%) WSUS
11 42 (0.34%) Grafana
12 41 (0.34%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
13 32 (0.26%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 30 (0.25%) Active Directory Federation Services
14 30 (0.25%) SCOM
15 27 (0.22%) Single Sign-On
16 25 (0.20%) NetBackup
17 23 (0.19%) Failover Clustering
17 23 (0.19%) HP Fortify
18 22 (0.18%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 3,329 (27.25%) Microsoft
2 1,360 (11.13%) Oracle
3 548 (4.49%) Google
4 512 (4.19%) Xamarin
5 369 (3.02%) VMware
6 298 (2.44%) SAP
7 258 (2.11%) Databricks
8 213 (1.74%) Salesforce.com
9 140 (1.15%) Teradata
10 120 (0.98%) Alteryx
11 118 (0.97%) FIS
12 113 (0.92%) Cisco
13 112 (0.92%) Citrix
14 105 (0.86%) Adobe
15 91 (0.74%) Red Hat
16 90 (0.74%) Informatica
17 89 (0.73%) IBM
18 67 (0.55%) MuleSoft
19 61 (0.50%) ServiceNow
20 60 (0.49%) SolarWinds