Period
to 26 November 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 26 November 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
26 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 5 3 3
Rank change year-on-year -2 0 0
Permanent jobs citing SQL 6,065 14,527 18,507
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 19.79% 18.75% 20.45%
As % of the Programming Languages category 33.97% 35.54% 37.56%
Number of salaries quoted 6,164 12,955 16,668
Median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% - +2.41%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £63,750
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +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 17,852 40,873 49,273
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 58.24% 52.75% 54.46%
Number of salaries quoted 15,232 33,514 40,907
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £31,500 £28,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £67,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

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 26 November 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 26 November 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
North of England +1 1,708 £48,000 +12.94% 425
South East -2 1,617 £50,000 +11.11% 304
Midlands 0 1,036 £47,000 +10.59% 253
North West 0 922 £50,000 +17.65% 246
South West 0 675 £45,000 +9.09% 145
Yorkshire 0 658 £47,500 +11.76% 136
West Midlands -1 622 £45,000 - 148
East Midlands +3 410 £47,500 +18.75% 104
East of England 0 396 £48,250 +3.21% 132
Scotland -3 365 £47,500 +9.20% 88
Wales +2 213 £45,000 +9.76% 47
North East -1 127 £47,500 +11.76% 43
Northern Ireland 0 59 £42,500 +17.24% 16
Isle of Man 0 9 £49,500 +20.00%
Channel Islands 0 4 £55,000 -8.33%
SQL
UK

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 2,137 (35.23%) C#
2 1,935 (31.90%) Azure
3 1,909 (31.48%) .NET
4 1,892 (31.20%) Agile Software Development
5 1,742 (28.72%) JavaScript
6 1,740 (28.69%) SQL Server
7 1,560 (25.72%) Microsoft
8 1,160 (19.13%) HTML
9 1,148 (18.93%) DevOps
10 1,066 (17.58%) Java
11 1,042 (17.18%) CSS
12 934 (15.40%) Business Intelligence
13 910 (15.00%) Python
14 858 (14.15%) Windows
15 834 (13.75%) Git (software)
16 806 (13.29%) AWS
17 805 (13.27%) MVC
18 772 (12.73%) T-SQL
19 768 (12.66%) ASP.NET
20 767 (12.65%) AngularJS
21 765 (12.61%) Software Engineering
22 756 (12.46%) .NET Core
23 752 (12.40%) Finance
24 733 (12.09%) Oracle
25 724 (11.94%) Degree
26 649 (10.70%) Linux
27 631 (10.40%) Scrum
28 616 (10.16%) Problem-Solving
29 612 (10.09%) Test Automation
30 592 (9.76%) Microservices

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
1 198 (3.26%) SharePoint
2 177 (2.92%) Elasticsearch
3 158 (2.61%) Apache
4 156 (2.57%) IIS
5 137 (2.26%) Apache Spark
6 101 (1.67%) Confluence
7 74 (1.22%) CMS
8 54 (0.89%) nginx
9 53 (0.87%) SAS
10 52 (0.86%) MS Exchange
11 48 (0.79%) NServiceBus
12 43 (0.71%) Tomcat
13 35 (0.58%) WebSphere
14 32 (0.53%) Apache Airflow
15 28 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2013
16 26 (0.43%) Skype for Business
17 21 (0.35%) WebLogic
18 20 (0.33%) Mule
19 19 (0.31%) Umbraco
19 19 (0.31%) WordPress
Applications
1 243 (4.01%) Microsoft Excel
2 144 (2.37%) Microsoft Office
3 21 (0.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 18 (0.30%) MS Visio
5 17 (0.28%) Microsoft Project
6 9 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.082%) Adobe XD
7 5 (0.082%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.049%) SPSS
9 2 (0.033%) Acrobat
9 2 (0.033%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.033%) Quantrix
9 2 (0.033%) S-PLUS
10 1 (0.016%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.016%) FileZilla
10 1 (0.016%) Mathcad
10 1 (0.016%) Simulink
10 1 (0.016%) SOLIDWORKS
10 1 (0.016%) Stata
Business Applications
1 70 (1.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 26 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
3 23 (0.38%) NetSuite
4 19 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
5 13 (0.21%) Magento
6 11 (0.18%) Adobe Campaign
6 11 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
6 11 (0.18%) Sentinel
7 9 (0.15%) Aareon QL
8 7 (0.12%) SAP Business One
9 6 (0.099%) FLEXCUBE
9 6 (0.099%) Hyperion Planning
9 6 (0.099%) Oracle Receivables
9 6 (0.099%) Workfront
10 5 (0.082%) thinkFolio
10 5 (0.082%) Unica
10 5 (0.082%) Unit4 Business World
11 4 (0.066%) Maximo
11 4 (0.066%) Oracle Payables
11 4 (0.066%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 1,935 (31.90%) Azure
2 806 (13.29%) AWS
3 586 (9.66%) Power Platform
4 272 (4.48%) Office 365
5 254 (4.19%) SaaS
6 231 (3.81%) GCP
7 167 (2.75%) PaaS
8 157 (2.59%) IaaS
9 143 (2.36%) GitHub
10 124 (2.04%) Azure Data Factory
11 122 (2.01%) Serverless
12 87 (1.43%) Cloud Computing
13 72 (1.19%) Dynamics 365
14 56 (0.92%) AWS Lambda
15 55 (0.91%) Amazon EC2
15 55 (0.91%) Stackdriver
16 54 (0.89%) Azure Active Directory
17 53 (0.87%) Amazon S3
18 35 (0.58%) OpenShift
19 34 (0.56%) Logic Apps
Communications & Networking
1 126 (2.08%) DNS
2 115 (1.90%) Firewall
3 114 (1.88%) HTTP
4 94 (1.55%) TCP/IP
5 88 (1.45%) Skype
6 86 (1.42%) DHCP
7 81 (1.34%) WAN
8 76 (1.25%) VPN
9 66 (1.09%) SAN
10 63 (1.04%) LAN
11 46 (0.76%) VoIP
12 41 (0.68%) Internet
13 25 (0.41%) VLAN
13 25 (0.41%) Wireless
14 23 (0.38%) Remote Desktop
15 19 (0.31%) Network Security
16 18 (0.30%) FTP
16 18 (0.30%) SSL
17 15 (0.25%) NAS
17 15 (0.25%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,740 (28.69%) SQL Server
2 590 (9.73%) NoSQL
3 579 (9.55%) Data Warehouse
4 574 (9.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 562 (9.27%) Power BI
6 509 (8.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 362 (5.97%) PostgreSQL
8 350 (5.77%) MySQL
9 337 (5.56%) Relational Database
10 262 (4.32%) Azure SQL Database
11 253 (4.17%) Big Data
12 242 (3.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 235 (3.87%) MongoDB
14 191 (3.15%) Tableau
15 166 (2.74%) Oracle Database
16 160 (2.64%) Data Lake
17 136 (2.24%) SQL Server 2012
18 122 (2.01%) Redis
19 97 (1.60%) Hadoop
20 91 (1.50%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 834 (13.75%) Git (software)
2 307 (5.06%) Jenkins
3 299 (4.93%) JIRA
4 276 (4.55%) Selenium
5 257 (4.24%) Team Foundation Server
6 180 (2.97%) Visual Studio
7 157 (2.59%) Subversion
8 129 (2.13%) JUnit
9 117 (1.93%) Maven
10 96 (1.58%) Mercurial
11 89 (1.47%) Bitbucket
12 85 (1.40%) SpecFlow
13 83 (1.37%) Gradle
14 77 (1.27%) NUnit
15 70 (1.15%) TeamCity
16 68 (1.12%) GitLab
16 68 (1.12%) Oracle APEX
17 66 (1.09%) Visual Studio Team System
18 65 (1.07%) WebDriver
19 56 (0.92%) Cucumber
General
1 752 (12.40%) Finance
2 228 (3.76%) Public Sector
3 137 (2.26%) Retail
4 136 (2.24%) Marketing
5 133 (2.19%) Manufacturing
6 123 (2.03%) Law
7 89 (1.47%) Telecoms
8 63 (1.04%) Back Office
9 59 (0.97%) Games
10 54 (0.89%) Banking
11 49 (0.81%) Advertising
12 47 (0.77%) Legal
13 38 (0.63%) Financial Institution
14 36 (0.59%) Electronics
15 30 (0.49%) Aerospace
16 23 (0.38%) Local Government
17 18 (0.30%) Automotive
17 18 (0.30%) Billing
18 17 (0.28%) Military
19 12 (0.20%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 2,761 (45.52%) Developer
2 701 (11.56%) Analyst
3 677 (11.16%) .NET Developer
4 631 (10.40%) Senior Developer
5 508 (8.38%) Software Developer
6 481 (7.93%) Software Engineer
7 427 (7.04%) C# Developer
8 286 (4.72%) SQL Developer
9 283 (4.67%) Java Developer
10 261 (4.30%) Full Stack Developer
11 244 (4.02%) Data Engineer
12 234 (3.86%) DBA
13 233 (3.84%) C# .NET Developer
14 229 (3.78%) Azure Engineer
15 204 (3.36%) Business Intelligence Developer
16 198 (3.26%) Architect
17 197 (3.25%) Applications Support
18 179 (2.95%) Senior .NET Developer
19 171 (2.82%) SQL DBA
20 169 (2.79%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,909 (31.48%) .NET
2 1,160 (19.13%) HTML
3 1,042 (17.18%) CSS
4 768 (12.66%) ASP.NET
5 767 (12.65%) AngularJS
6 756 (12.46%) .NET Core
7 531 (8.76%) .NET Framework
8 529 (8.72%) React
9 453 (7.47%) REST
10 400 (6.60%) Web Services
11 393 (6.48%) jQuery
12 367 (6.05%) ASP.NET Web API
13 336 (5.54%) ASP.NET MVC
14 322 (5.31%) RESTful
15 319 (5.26%) Node.js
16 312 (5.14%) Spring
17 311 (5.13%) HTML5
18 280 (4.62%) XML
19 274 (4.52%) Entity Framework
20 244 (4.02%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 576 (9.50%) Analytical Skills
2 212 (3.50%) Greenfield Project
3 177 (2.92%) Self-Motivation
4 174 (2.87%) Management Information System
5 173 (2.85%) Data Structures
6 162 (2.67%) Mobile App
7 156 (2.57%) Algorithms
8 127 (2.09%) User Experience
9 115 (1.90%) Enterprise Software
10 111 (1.83%) Data Centre
11 86 (1.42%) Replication
12 70 (1.15%) Clustering
13 61 (1.01%) Public Cloud
14 50 (0.82%) Linux Command Line
15 45 (0.74%) Cloud Native
16 40 (0.66%) Analytical Mindset
17 38 (0.63%) Driving Licence
18 35 (0.58%) Hybrid Cloud
19 34 (0.56%) N-Tier
20 33 (0.54%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 858 (14.15%) Windows
2 649 (10.70%) Linux
3 279 (4.60%) Windows Server
4 159 (2.62%) Unix
5 83 (1.37%) Android
6 82 (1.35%) Windows Server 2016
7 74 (1.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 74 (1.22%) Windows Server 2012
8 68 (1.12%) CentOS
9 60 (0.99%) Apple iOS
10 57 (0.94%) Windows 10
11 37 (0.61%) Windows Server 2019
12 32 (0.53%) Windows Server 2008
13 24 (0.40%) Solaris
14 20 (0.33%) Windows 7
15 19 (0.31%) Ubuntu
16 18 (0.30%) Debian
17 13 (0.21%) AIX
18 11 (0.18%) Kali Linux
19 7 (0.12%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,892 (31.20%) Agile Software Development
2 1,148 (18.93%) DevOps
3 934 (15.40%) Business Intelligence
4 805 (13.27%) MVC
5 765 (12.61%) Software Engineering
6 631 (10.40%) Scrum
7 616 (10.16%) Problem-Solving
8 612 (10.09%) Test Automation
9 592 (9.76%) Microservices
10 544 (8.97%) TDD
11 538 (8.87%) Analytics
12 504 (8.31%) ETL
13 465 (7.67%) Continuous Integration
14 444 (7.32%) OO
15 418 (6.89%) Mentoring
16 372 (6.13%) SDLC
17 341 (5.62%) Unit Testing
18 340 (5.61%) Data Modelling
19 334 (5.51%) Computer Science
20 330 (5.44%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 2,137 (35.23%) C#
2 1,742 (28.72%) JavaScript
3 1,066 (17.58%) Java
4 910 (15.00%) Python
5 772 (12.73%) T-SQL
6 325 (5.36%) PowerShell
7 314 (5.18%) PL/SQL
8 303 (5.00%) TypeScript
9 269 (4.44%) PHP
10 264 (4.35%) C++
11 135 (2.23%) Bash Shell
12 121 (2.00%) R
13 117 (1.93%) VB.NET
14 107 (1.76%) C
15 99 (1.63%) Go
16 98 (1.62%) Ruby
17 94 (1.55%) Java 8
18 87 (1.43%) VBA
19 82 (1.35%) Scala
20 74 (1.22%) VB
Qualifications
1 724 (11.94%) Degree
2 247 (4.07%) Security Cleared
3 184 (3.03%) SC Cleared
4 155 (2.56%) Computer Science Degree
5 130 (2.14%) Microsoft Certification
6 61 (1.01%) MCSE
7 57 (0.94%) DV Cleared
8 55 (0.91%) ISTQB
9 52 (0.86%) MCSA
9 52 (0.86%) Numerate Degree
10 42 (0.69%) CCNA
10 42 (0.69%) Cisco Certification
11 37 (0.61%) AWS Certification
12 36 (0.59%) PhD
13 24 (0.40%) ISEB
14 23 (0.38%) ITIL Certification
15 19 (0.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 15 (0.25%) Oracle Certification
17 14 (0.23%) DBS Check
18 13 (0.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 297 (4.90%) QA
2 128 (2.11%) Data Quality
3 110 (1.81%) SLA
4 77 (1.27%) GDPR
5 40 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 20 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 15 (0.25%) PCI DSS
8 7 (0.12%) ISO 9001
9 6 (0.099%) GPG13
9 6 (0.099%) GxP
9 6 (0.099%) HIPAA
9 6 (0.099%) PMO
10 5 (0.082%) COBIT
10 5 (0.082%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 4 (0.066%) IFRS
12 3 (0.049%) ISO 13485
12 3 (0.049%) NCSC
12 3 (0.049%) NIST
13 2 (0.033%) GAMP
13 2 (0.033%) IEC 62304
System Software
1 537 (8.85%) Docker
2 316 (5.21%) Active Directory
3 168 (2.77%) VMware Infrastructure
4 125 (2.06%) Hyper-V
5 34 (0.56%) vSphere
6 30 (0.49%) XenApp
7 26 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
8 24 (0.40%) Virtual Servers
9 23 (0.38%) VirtualBox
10 18 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
11 15 (0.25%) HDFS
11 15 (0.25%) XenDesktop
12 13 (0.21%) Oracle RAC
13 11 (0.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 10 (0.16%) Firmware
15 7 (0.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
15 7 (0.12%) GlusterFS
16 5 (0.082%) pfSense
16 5 (0.082%) Snort
16 5 (0.082%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 405 (6.68%) Kubernetes
2 261 (4.30%) Terraform
3 183 (3.02%) Ansible
4 101 (1.67%) Grafana
5 88 (1.45%) Puppet
6 68 (1.12%) SCCM
7 57 (0.94%) Opscode Chef
8 49 (0.81%) Microsoft Intune
8 49 (0.81%) Prometheus
9 31 (0.51%) WSUS
10 25 (0.41%) SCOM
11 23 (0.38%) Failover Clustering
11 23 (0.38%) Oracle RMAN
12 22 (0.36%) Graphite
13 19 (0.31%) Single Sign-On
14 16 (0.26%) Data Guard
15 15 (0.25%) MIIS
16 14 (0.23%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
16 14 (0.23%) Nagios
17 13 (0.21%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 1,560 (25.72%) Microsoft
2 733 (12.09%) Oracle
3 265 (4.37%) VMware
4 180 (2.97%) Google
5 111 (1.83%) SAP
6 89 (1.47%) Cisco
7 78 (1.29%) EnterpriseDB
8 77 (1.27%) Splunk
9 75 (1.24%) ServiceNow
10 74 (1.22%) IBM
11 73 (1.20%) Citrix
12 71 (1.17%) Databricks
12 71 (1.17%) Salesforce.com
13 68 (1.12%) Xamarin
14 66 (1.09%) Atlassian
15 60 (0.99%) Red Hat
16 39 (0.64%) Adobe
16 39 (0.64%) Talend
16 39 (0.64%) Veeam
17 34 (0.56%) Dell