Period
to 14 December 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 14 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
14 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 3 3 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Permanent jobs citing SQL 14,085 17,955 22,084
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 18.79% 20.24% 21.81%
As % of the Programming Languages category 35.56% 37.45% 38.78%
Number of salaries quoted 11,962 15,391 19,125
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,738 £60,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.09% +7.78% -

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 39,607 47,946 56,940
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 52.85% 54.05% 56.24%
Number of salaries quoted 32,489 39,552 48,103
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £62,500
UK median annual salary £52,500 £51,312 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.32% +2.62% +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 14 December 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 14 December 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 -2 4,530 £45,000 - 805
North of England 0 3,206 £42,500 - 836
Midlands 0 2,200 £42,500 - 535
North West 0 1,739 £42,500 -1.16% 470
South West +1 1,633 £40,000 - 310
West Midlands 0 1,402 £45,000 +5.88% 350
Yorkshire 0 1,256 £42,500 - 297
East of England 0 1,186 £47,500 +10.47% 265
Scotland -1 887 £43,500 -3.33% 187
East Midlands -2 792 £40,000 - 184
Wales -1 357 £41,000 +2.50% 102
North East 0 211 £41,443 -7.91% 69
Northern Ireland -3 97 £37,500 - 25
Channel Islands +9 7 £60,000 +6.67% 1
Isle of Man +4 3 £49,000 -
South Coast +2 2 £67,500 -
SQL
UK

For the 6 months to 14 December 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 5,289 (37.55%) C#
2 4,732 (33.60%) .NET
3 4,524 (32.12%) Agile Software Development
4 4,279 (30.38%) SQL Server
5 3,871 (27.48%) JavaScript
6 3,563 (25.30%) Microsoft
7 3,078 (21.85%) Azure
8 2,437 (17.30%) HTML
9 2,308 (16.39%) MVC
10 2,228 (15.82%) ASP.NET
11 2,213 (15.71%) Java
12 2,140 (15.19%) CSS
13 2,108 (14.97%) Business Intelligence
14 2,105 (14.94%) Finance
15 2,043 (14.50%) Windows
16 1,853 (13.16%) T-SQL
17 1,784 (12.67%) Problem-Solving
18 1,667 (11.84%) Oracle
19 1,626 (11.54%) Degree
20 1,566 (11.12%) Python
21 1,559 (11.07%) Git (software)
22 1,527 (10.84%) AngularJS
23 1,473 (10.46%) Software Engineering
24 1,456 (10.34%) Linux
25 1,425 (10.12%) Analytical Skills
26 1,409 (10.00%) AWS
27 1,397 (9.92%) Scrum
28 1,372 (9.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
29 1,351 (9.59%) DevOps
30 1,295 (9.19%) SDLC

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
1 503 (3.57%) SharePoint
2 410 (2.91%) IIS
3 209 (1.48%) Apache Spark
4 190 (1.35%) Apache
4 190 (1.35%) Confluence
4 190 (1.35%) SAS
5 188 (1.33%) MS Exchange
6 179 (1.27%) Tomcat
7 172 (1.22%) CMS
8 134 (0.95%) Elasticsearch
9 113 (0.80%) JBoss
10 94 (0.67%) Umbraco
11 82 (0.58%) Oracle Workflow
12 79 (0.56%) BizTalk Server
12 79 (0.56%) WebLogic
13 75 (0.53%) WordPress
14 74 (0.53%) WebSphere
15 62 (0.44%) nginx
16 57 (0.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 49 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 686 (4.87%) Microsoft Excel
2 445 (3.16%) Microsoft Office
3 91 (0.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 62 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
5 61 (0.43%) MS Visio
6 30 (0.21%) SPSS
7 28 (0.20%) Photoshop
8 14 (0.099%) Adobe Illustrator
9 11 (0.078%) Chatbot
10 10 (0.071%) S-PLUS
11 8 (0.057%) InfoPath
11 8 (0.057%) Microsoft Project
12 5 (0.035%) Sketch
13 4 (0.028%) Adobe Captivate
13 4 (0.028%) Adobe XD
13 4 (0.028%) Camtasia
13 4 (0.028%) Gliffy
14 3 (0.021%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 3 (0.021%) InVision
14 3 (0.021%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 200 (1.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 123 (0.87%) Oracle EBS
3 71 (0.50%) Oracle Applications
4 66 (0.47%) Oracle EBS R12
5 65 (0.46%) Oracle ERP
6 57 (0.40%) Payment Gateway
7 54 (0.38%) Dynamics NAV
8 38 (0.27%) NetSuite
9 37 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
10 33 (0.23%) Oracle Payables
11 32 (0.23%) Adobe Campaign
11 32 (0.23%) Oracle Receivables
11 32 (0.23%) SAP Business One
12 28 (0.20%) Oracle Financials
13 24 (0.17%) Magento
14 23 (0.16%) FastStats
15 18 (0.13%) Oracle Cash Management
16 17 (0.12%) Cognos Business Intelligence
17 15 (0.11%) Oracle HRMS
18 14 (0.099%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 3,078 (21.85%) Azure
2 1,409 (10.00%) AWS
3 1,095 (7.77%) Power Platform
4 526 (3.73%) Office 365
5 480 (3.41%) SaaS
6 285 (2.02%) GCP
7 240 (1.70%) PaaS
8 212 (1.51%) GitHub
9 191 (1.36%) Serverless
10 179 (1.27%) IaaS
11 160 (1.14%) Dynamics 365
12 156 (1.11%) Azure Active Directory
13 154 (1.09%) Cloud Computing
14 120 (0.85%) Azure Data Factory
15 106 (0.75%) Amazon EC2
16 100 (0.71%) Amazon S3
17 95 (0.67%) Azure Functions
18 68 (0.48%) AWS Lambda
19 64 (0.45%) Amazon ECS
20 62 (0.44%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 349 (2.48%) Firewall
2 301 (2.14%) DNS
3 262 (1.86%) TCP/IP
4 224 (1.59%) DHCP
5 211 (1.50%) WAN
6 208 (1.48%) Internet
7 184 (1.31%) LAN
8 158 (1.12%) SAN
9 144 (1.02%) HTTP
10 127 (0.90%) VPN
11 90 (0.64%) VoIP
12 79 (0.56%) SSL
13 78 (0.55%) Wireless
14 67 (0.48%) Skype
15 66 (0.47%) VLAN
16 52 (0.37%) Network Security
17 49 (0.35%) NAS
18 39 (0.28%) NetScaler
18 39 (0.28%) Remote Desktop
19 31 (0.22%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4,279 (30.38%) SQL Server
2 1,372 (9.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1,256 (8.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1,164 (8.26%) Data Warehouse
5 1,086 (7.71%) Power BI
6 1,006 (7.14%) Relational Database
7 858 (6.09%) MySQL
8 841 (5.97%) NoSQL
9 602 (4.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 530 (3.76%) PostgreSQL
11 524 (3.72%) Big Data
12 458 (3.25%) MongoDB
13 422 (3.00%) Oracle Database
14 336 (2.39%) RDBMS
15 333 (2.36%) Azure SQL Database
16 284 (2.02%) SQL Server 2012
17 249 (1.77%) Hadoop
18 240 (1.70%) SQL Server 2008
19 227 (1.61%) Oracle Reports
20 222 (1.58%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1,559 (11.07%) Git (software)
2 737 (5.23%) Visual Studio
3 685 (4.86%) JIRA
4 668 (4.74%) Jenkins
5 610 (4.33%) Team Foundation Server
6 592 (4.20%) Selenium
7 353 (2.51%) Subversion
8 241 (1.71%) Maven
9 213 (1.51%) SoapUI
10 212 (1.51%) JUnit
11 197 (1.40%) Cucumber
12 194 (1.38%) TeamCity
13 185 (1.31%) Postman
14 172 (1.22%) Eclipse
15 163 (1.16%) Visual Studio Team System
16 158 (1.12%) SpecFlow
17 155 (1.10%) Bitbucket
18 132 (0.94%) Oracle Forms
19 129 (0.92%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
20 119 (0.84%) WebDriver
General
1 2,105 (14.94%) Finance
2 737 (5.23%) Retail
3 640 (4.54%) Marketing
4 398 (2.83%) Public Sector
5 357 (2.53%) Manufacturing
6 304 (2.16%) Telecoms
7 231 (1.64%) Banking
8 159 (1.13%) Electronics
9 151 (1.07%) Games
10 150 (1.06%) Legal
11 138 (0.98%) Automotive
12 95 (0.67%) Law
13 87 (0.62%) Aerospace
13 87 (0.62%) Back Office
14 60 (0.43%) Billing
15 59 (0.42%) Financial Institution
16 53 (0.38%) Military
17 39 (0.28%) Local Government
18 35 (0.25%) Advertising
19 32 (0.23%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 6,689 (47.49%) Developer
2 2,103 (14.93%) Analyst
3 1,856 (13.18%) .NET Developer
4 1,538 (10.92%) C# Developer
5 1,406 (9.98%) Software Developer
6 1,161 (8.24%) Senior Developer
7 886 (6.29%) C# .NET Developer
8 859 (6.10%) SQL Developer
9 810 (5.75%) Software Engineer
10 659 (4.68%) Java Developer
11 546 (3.88%) Junior
12 531 (3.77%) DBA
13 524 (3.72%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 518 (3.68%) Applications Support
15 501 (3.56%) Support Analyst
16 467 (3.32%) Consultant
17 460 (3.27%) C# Software Developer
18 450 (3.19%) Full Stack Developer
19 449 (3.19%) Data Analyst
20 431 (3.06%) .NET Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4,732 (33.60%) .NET
2 2,437 (17.30%) HTML
3 2,228 (15.82%) ASP.NET
4 2,140 (15.19%) CSS
5 1,527 (10.84%) AngularJS
6 1,253 (8.90%) Web Services
7 1,088 (7.72%) jQuery
8 1,030 (7.31%) ASP.NET MVC
9 993 (7.05%) XML
10 989 (7.02%) .NET Framework
11 824 (5.85%) REST
12 783 (5.56%) .NET Core
13 713 (5.06%) React
14 681 (4.83%) ASP.NET Web API
15 667 (4.74%) SOAP
16 640 (4.54%) RESTful
17 581 (4.12%) Spring
18 554 (3.93%) HTML5
18 554 (3.93%) JSON
19 517 (3.67%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 1,425 (10.12%) Analytical Skills
2 569 (4.04%) Greenfield Project
3 479 (3.40%) Self-Motivation
4 401 (2.85%) Management Information System
5 371 (2.63%) Mobile App
5 371 (2.63%) User Experience
6 268 (1.90%) Enterprise Software
7 216 (1.53%) Data Centre
8 188 (1.33%) Replication
9 170 (1.21%) Clustering
10 146 (1.04%) Data Structures
11 145 (1.03%) Algorithms
12 132 (0.94%) Public Cloud
13 111 (0.79%) Private Cloud
14 110 (0.78%) Driving Licence
15 87 (0.62%) Hybrid Cloud
16 82 (0.58%) Robotics
17 80 (0.57%) Linux Command Line
18 73 (0.52%) EPoS
19 66 (0.47%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 2,043 (14.50%) Windows
2 1,456 (10.34%) Linux
3 666 (4.73%) Windows Server
4 636 (4.52%) Unix
5 270 (1.92%) Android
6 226 (1.60%) Apple iOS
7 213 (1.51%) Windows Server 2012
8 185 (1.31%) Windows 10
9 167 (1.19%) Windows 7
10 165 (1.17%) Windows Server 2008
11 68 (0.48%) CentOS
12 66 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 60 (0.43%) Windows 8
14 56 (0.40%) Debian
15 45 (0.32%) AIX
16 40 (0.28%) Ubuntu
17 37 (0.26%) Solaris
18 36 (0.26%) Mac OS
18 36 (0.26%) Windows Server 2003
19 31 (0.22%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,524 (32.12%) Agile Software Development
2 2,308 (16.39%) MVC
3 2,108 (14.97%) Business Intelligence
4 1,784 (12.67%) Problem-Solving
5 1,473 (10.46%) Software Engineering
6 1,397 (9.92%) Scrum
7 1,351 (9.59%) DevOps
8 1,295 (9.19%) SDLC
9 1,280 (9.09%) Test Automation
10 1,183 (8.40%) ETL
11 1,132 (8.04%) Analytics
12 1,051 (7.46%) TDD
13 957 (6.79%) Mentoring
14 871 (6.18%) Web Development
15 836 (5.94%) Computer Science
16 791 (5.62%) Continuous Integration
17 712 (5.06%) Data Modelling
18 705 (5.01%) OO
19 703 (4.99%) ITIL
20 687 (4.88%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 5,289 (37.55%) C#
2 3,871 (27.48%) JavaScript
3 2,213 (15.71%) Java
4 1,853 (13.16%) T-SQL
5 1,566 (11.12%) Python
6 764 (5.42%) PowerShell
7 703 (4.99%) PL/SQL
8 629 (4.47%) PHP
9 528 (3.75%) C++
10 523 (3.71%) VB.NET
11 380 (2.70%) C
12 342 (2.43%) TypeScript
13 326 (2.31%) R
14 278 (1.97%) VBA
15 259 (1.84%) VB
16 226 (1.60%) Ruby
17 186 (1.32%) Scala
18 178 (1.26%) Shell Script
19 176 (1.25%) Bash Shell
20 157 (1.11%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 1,626 (11.54%) Degree
2 435 (3.09%) Computer Science Degree
3 370 (2.63%) Security Cleared
4 320 (2.27%) Microsoft Certification
5 242 (1.72%) ISTQB
6 203 (1.44%) SC Cleared
7 160 (1.14%) ISEB
8 137 (0.97%) MCSE
9 121 (0.86%) Cisco Certification
10 119 (0.84%) DV Cleared
11 110 (0.78%) CCNA
12 86 (0.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 84 (0.60%) MCSA
14 77 (0.55%) Numerate Degree
15 65 (0.46%) MCP
16 58 (0.41%) HND
17 50 (0.35%) Master's Degree
18 44 (0.31%) DBS Check
19 39 (0.28%) PhD
20 34 (0.24%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 893 (6.34%) QA
2 323 (2.29%) SLA
3 268 (1.90%) Data Quality
4 138 (0.98%) GDPR
5 73 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 50 (0.35%) PCI DSS
7 32 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 30 (0.21%) DICOM
9 24 (0.17%) PMO
10 16 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials
11 13 (0.092%) WCAG
12 12 (0.085%) COBIT
13 11 (0.078%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 9 (0.064%) Solvency II
15 8 (0.057%) HL7
15 8 (0.057%) ISO 9001
16 5 (0.035%) Actionable Recommendations
16 5 (0.035%) CRD IV
17 4 (0.028%) GAMP
17 4 (0.028%) MiFID
System Software
1 823 (5.84%) Active Directory
2 747 (5.30%) Docker
3 416 (2.95%) VMware Infrastructure
4 361 (2.56%) Hyper-V
5 98 (0.70%) Virtual Machines
6 85 (0.60%) XenApp
7 77 (0.55%) vSphere
8 51 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
9 48 (0.34%) Virtual Servers
10 44 (0.31%) Microsoft App-V
11 43 (0.31%) Firmware
12 38 (0.27%) Oracle RAC
13 37 (0.26%) XenDesktop
14 30 (0.21%) HDFS
14 30 (0.21%) Terminal Services
15 20 (0.14%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
16 18 (0.13%) VirtualBox
17 15 (0.11%) Citrix Hypervisor
17 15 (0.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 11 (0.078%) RACF
Systems Management
1 475 (3.37%) Kubernetes
2 226 (1.60%) Ansible
3 183 (1.30%) Puppet
3 183 (1.30%) Terraform
4 173 (1.23%) SCCM
5 118 (0.84%) Opscode Chef
5 118 (0.84%) SCOM
6 49 (0.35%) WSUS
7 47 (0.33%) SCOrch
8 44 (0.31%) Docker Swarm
9 40 (0.28%) Kibana
10 39 (0.28%) Packer
11 37 (0.26%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 37 (0.26%) Nagios
12 30 (0.21%) Backup Exec
12 30 (0.21%) Microsoft Clustering
12 30 (0.21%) Microsoft Intune
12 30 (0.21%) Tivoli
13 29 (0.21%) Data Guard
13 29 (0.21%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 3,563 (25.30%) Microsoft
2 1,667 (11.84%) Oracle
3 608 (4.32%) VMware
4 552 (3.92%) Tableau
5 403 (2.86%) SAP
6 288 (2.04%) IBM
7 272 (1.93%) Google
8 225 (1.60%) Citrix
9 213 (1.51%) Cisco
10 169 (1.20%) Informatica
11 146 (1.04%) HP
12 130 (0.92%) Xamarin
13 119 (0.84%) Salesforce.com
14 115 (0.82%) Sage
15 114 (0.81%) Cognos
16 97 (0.69%) Veeam
17 92 (0.65%) Talend
18 90 (0.64%) Dell
19 84 (0.60%) WorldPay
20 76 (0.54%) Atlassian