Period
to 19 September 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 19 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
19 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 5 3 3
Rank change year-on-year -2 0 0
Permanent jobs citing SQL 5,233 15,448 19,957
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 18.98% 18.96% 21.13%
As % of the Programming Languages category 32.87% 36.12% 38.27%
Number of salaries quoted 5,032 13,650 18,042
Median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £62,500
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 15,921 42,765 52,151
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 57.75% 52.48% 55.22%
Number of salaries quoted 13,295 34,417 43,720
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £31,411 £28,125 £27,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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
South East -3 1,502 £50,000 +11.11% 279
North of England 0 1,415 £47,500 +11.76% 377
Midlands -1 855 £45,000 +5.88% 251
North West 0 822 £50,000 +17.65% 242
South West 0 544 £45,000 +8.43% 145
West Midlands -1 538 £45,000 +5.88% 138
Yorkshire -1 499 £45,000 +5.88% 105
East of England -1 396 £47,500 +5.56% 127
East Midlands +1 316 £45,000 +12.50% 112
Scotland -6 264 £47,500 +5.56% 96
Wales +4 206 £42,500 +2.41% 59
North East -5 93 £45,000 +6.70% 30
Northern Ireland -2 52 £40,000 +13.48% 20
Channel Islands -1 7 £55,000 +15.79%
Isle of Man 0 3 £47,500 +5.56%
SQL
UK

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 1,870 (35.73%) C#
2 1,722 (32.91%) .NET
3 1,707 (32.62%) Agile Software Development
4 1,687 (32.24%) SQL Server
5 1,556 (29.73%) Azure
6 1,524 (29.12%) JavaScript
7 1,413 (27.00%) Microsoft
8 1,042 (19.91%) HTML
9 944 (18.04%) CSS
10 898 (17.16%) DevOps
11 812 (15.52%) Java
12 805 (15.38%) MVC
13 774 (14.79%) Business Intelligence
14 757 (14.47%) Windows
15 755 (14.43%) ASP.NET
16 750 (14.33%) T-SQL
17 740 (14.14%) Git (software)
18 738 (14.10%) Python
19 723 (13.82%) Finance
20 702 (13.41%) Degree
21 691 (13.20%) Software Engineering
22 675 (12.90%) AWS
23 639 (12.21%) AngularJS
24 578 (11.05%) .NET Core
25 577 (11.03%) Problem-Solving
26 566 (10.82%) Linux
27 553 (10.57%) Oracle
28 533 (10.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
29 519 (9.92%) .NET Framework
30 518 (9.90%) Power Platform

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
1 196 (3.75%) SharePoint
2 179 (3.42%) IIS
3 152 (2.90%) Apache
4 145 (2.77%) Elasticsearch
5 127 (2.43%) Apache Spark
6 85 (1.62%) Confluence
7 50 (0.96%) Tomcat
8 48 (0.92%) SAS
9 40 (0.76%) CMS
9 40 (0.76%) MS Exchange
10 34 (0.65%) nginx
11 32 (0.61%) NServiceBus
12 30 (0.57%) Apache Airflow
13 25 (0.48%) Skype for Business
14 23 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2013
14 23 (0.44%) WebSphere
15 18 (0.34%) WebLogic
16 17 (0.32%) JBoss
17 16 (0.31%) SharePoint 2013
18 13 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 223 (4.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 141 (2.69%) Microsoft Office
3 27 (0.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 18 (0.34%) Microsoft Project
5 16 (0.31%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.076%) Camtasia
6 4 (0.076%) MadCap Flare
7 3 (0.057%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.057%) SPSS
8 2 (0.038%) FileZilla
8 2 (0.038%) Quantrix
8 2 (0.038%) S-PLUS
9 1 (0.019%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.019%) Adobe XD
9 1 (0.019%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.019%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.019%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.019%) Stata
9 1 (0.019%) Weka
Business Applications
1 68 (1.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 28 (0.54%) Dynamics AX
3 20 (0.38%) NetSuite
4 18 (0.34%) Dynamics NAV
5 17 (0.32%) Sentinel
6 15 (0.29%) Magento
7 13 (0.25%) Adobe Campaign
8 11 (0.21%) Oracle ERP
9 8 (0.15%) Unit4 Business World
10 7 (0.13%) Oracle Receivables
10 7 (0.13%) SAP Business One
11 6 (0.11%) Aareon QL
11 6 (0.11%) FLEXCUBE
11 6 (0.11%) Maximo
11 6 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
12 5 (0.096%) Oracle Payables
12 5 (0.096%) Unica
13 4 (0.076%) Hyperion Planning
13 4 (0.076%) SAP CRM
13 4 (0.076%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 1,556 (29.73%) Azure
2 675 (12.90%) AWS
3 518 (9.90%) Power Platform
4 247 (4.72%) Office 365
5 206 (3.94%) SaaS
6 179 (3.42%) GCP
7 141 (2.69%) PaaS
8 123 (2.35%) IaaS
9 120 (2.29%) GitHub
10 107 (2.04%) Serverless
11 91 (1.74%) Azure Data Factory
12 81 (1.55%) Dynamics 365
13 70 (1.34%) Cloud Computing
14 51 (0.97%) Amazon EC2
14 51 (0.97%) AWS Lambda
15 46 (0.88%) Stackdriver
16 43 (0.82%) Amazon S3
17 40 (0.76%) Azure Active Directory
18 35 (0.67%) OpenShift
19 31 (0.59%) Logic Apps
Communications & Networking
1 105 (2.01%) Skype
2 102 (1.95%) DNS
3 99 (1.89%) Firewall
4 91 (1.74%) TCP/IP
5 87 (1.66%) HTTP
6 77 (1.47%) WAN
7 64 (1.22%) LAN
8 54 (1.03%) VPN
9 49 (0.94%) DHCP
10 47 (0.90%) SAN
11 42 (0.80%) Internet
12 28 (0.54%) SSL
12 28 (0.54%) VoIP
13 25 (0.48%) Network Security
14 21 (0.40%) FTP
15 20 (0.38%) Wireless
16 18 (0.34%) Wireshark
17 16 (0.31%) Remote Desktop
18 14 (0.27%) DKIM
18 14 (0.27%) DMARC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,687 (32.24%) SQL Server
2 533 (10.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 502 (9.59%) Power BI
4 493 (9.42%) Data Warehouse
5 467 (8.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 458 (8.75%) NoSQL
7 326 (6.23%) MySQL
8 279 (5.33%) Relational Database
9 269 (5.14%) PostgreSQL
10 259 (4.95%) Big Data
11 231 (4.41%) Azure SQL Database
12 211 (4.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 207 (3.96%) MongoDB
14 152 (2.90%) SQL Server 2012
15 147 (2.81%) Oracle Database
16 137 (2.62%) Data Lake
17 87 (1.66%) Hadoop
18 77 (1.47%) SQL Server 2016
19 70 (1.34%) Oracle Reports
20 69 (1.32%) Redis
Development Applications
1 740 (14.14%) Git (software)
2 259 (4.95%) JIRA
3 238 (4.55%) Jenkins
4 236 (4.51%) Team Foundation Server
5 233 (4.45%) Selenium
6 171 (3.27%) Visual Studio
7 113 (2.16%) Subversion
8 106 (2.03%) Maven
9 99 (1.89%) SpecFlow
10 95 (1.82%) JUnit
11 74 (1.41%) GitLab
11 74 (1.41%) SoapUI
12 67 (1.28%) Gradle
12 67 (1.28%) TeamCity
13 61 (1.17%) NUnit
14 60 (1.15%) WebDriver
15 59 (1.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 56 (1.07%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
17 55 (1.05%) Bitbucket
17 55 (1.05%) Oracle APEX
General
1 723 (13.82%) Finance
2 169 (3.23%) Public Sector
3 133 (2.54%) Retail
4 125 (2.39%) Manufacturing
5 117 (2.24%) Law
6 111 (2.12%) Marketing
7 73 (1.39%) Games
8 66 (1.26%) Banking
9 58 (1.11%) Telecoms
10 54 (1.03%) Back Office
11 52 (0.99%) Advertising
12 47 (0.90%) Legal
13 41 (0.78%) Financial Institution
14 38 (0.73%) Local Government
15 32 (0.61%) Electronics
16 21 (0.40%) Aerospace
17 15 (0.29%) Billing
18 13 (0.25%) Military
18 13 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
19 11 (0.21%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 2,360 (45.10%) Developer
2 693 (13.24%) Analyst
3 565 (10.80%) .NET Developer
4 505 (9.65%) Senior Developer
5 489 (9.34%) Software Developer
6 424 (8.10%) Software Engineer
7 414 (7.91%) C# Developer
8 284 (5.43%) SQL Developer
9 212 (4.05%) C# .NET Developer
10 202 (3.86%) Data Engineer
11 199 (3.80%) DBA
11 199 (3.80%) Java Developer
12 189 (3.61%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 187 (3.57%) Full Stack Developer
14 176 (3.36%) Architect
15 171 (3.27%) Applications Support
16 167 (3.19%) Junior
17 155 (2.96%) Senior .NET Developer
18 150 (2.87%) Support Analyst
19 145 (2.77%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,722 (32.91%) .NET
2 1,042 (19.91%) HTML
3 944 (18.04%) CSS
4 755 (14.43%) ASP.NET
5 639 (12.21%) AngularJS
6 578 (11.05%) .NET Core
7 519 (9.92%) .NET Framework
8 400 (7.64%) React
9 394 (7.53%) Web Services
10 391 (7.47%) ASP.NET Web API
11 367 (7.01%) jQuery
12 361 (6.90%) REST
13 355 (6.78%) ASP.NET MVC
14 288 (5.50%) HTML5
15 274 (5.24%) XML
16 268 (5.12%) Entity Framework
17 257 (4.91%) Node.js
18 255 (4.87%) RESTful
19 248 (4.74%) Spring
20 198 (3.78%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 491 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
2 183 (3.50%) Greenfield Project
3 177 (3.38%) Management Information System
4 161 (3.08%) Mobile App
5 151 (2.89%) Data Structures
6 136 (2.60%) Self-Motivation
7 130 (2.48%) Algorithms
8 120 (2.29%) User Experience
9 111 (2.12%) Data Centre
10 76 (1.45%) Replication
11 72 (1.38%) Enterprise Software
12 67 (1.28%) Public Cloud
13 57 (1.09%) Clustering
14 54 (1.03%) Virtual Team
15 46 (0.88%) Cloud Native
16 35 (0.67%) Driving Licence
17 31 (0.59%) Analytical Mindset
18 29 (0.55%) PKI
19 27 (0.52%) Hybrid Cloud
19 27 (0.52%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 757 (14.47%) Windows
2 566 (10.82%) Linux
3 297 (5.68%) Windows Server
4 139 (2.66%) Unix
5 101 (1.93%) Android
6 83 (1.59%) Windows Server 2016
7 79 (1.51%) Apple iOS
8 76 (1.45%) Windows Server 2012
9 62 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 61 (1.17%) CentOS
11 48 (0.92%) Windows 10
12 37 (0.71%) Windows Server 2008
13 28 (0.54%) Windows Server 2019
14 21 (0.40%) Debian
15 20 (0.38%) Kali Linux
16 19 (0.36%) Solaris
16 19 (0.36%) Ubuntu
17 18 (0.34%) Windows 7
18 14 (0.27%) HPUX
19 10 (0.19%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,707 (32.62%) Agile Software Development
2 898 (17.16%) DevOps
3 805 (15.38%) MVC
4 774 (14.79%) Business Intelligence
5 691 (13.20%) Software Engineering
6 577 (11.03%) Problem-Solving
7 498 (9.52%) Scrum
8 490 (9.36%) Test Automation
9 463 (8.85%) Microservices
10 452 (8.64%) TDD
11 431 (8.24%) ETL
12 415 (7.93%) Analytics
13 360 (6.88%) Continuous Integration
14 350 (6.69%) Mentoring
15 328 (6.27%) Computer Science
16 327 (6.25%) OO
17 316 (6.04%) Data Modelling
18 313 (5.98%) SDLC
19 299 (5.71%) Unit Testing
20 263 (5.03%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1,870 (35.73%) C#
2 1,524 (29.12%) JavaScript
3 812 (15.52%) Java
4 750 (14.33%) T-SQL
5 738 (14.10%) Python
6 289 (5.52%) PowerShell
7 265 (5.06%) PL/SQL
8 219 (4.18%) PHP
8 219 (4.18%) TypeScript
9 205 (3.92%) C++
10 126 (2.41%) R
11 107 (2.04%) Bash Shell
12 92 (1.76%) VB.NET
13 79 (1.51%) Ruby
14 77 (1.47%) C
15 76 (1.45%) Scala
16 74 (1.41%) Go
17 73 (1.39%) VB
18 71 (1.36%) Shell Script
19 64 (1.22%) VBA
Qualifications
1 702 (13.41%) Degree
2 213 (4.07%) Security Cleared
3 171 (3.27%) SC Cleared
4 166 (3.17%) Computer Science Degree
5 129 (2.47%) Microsoft Certification
6 65 (1.24%) MCSA
7 61 (1.17%) MCSE
8 53 (1.01%) DV Cleared
9 38 (0.73%) ISTQB
10 34 (0.65%) AWS Certification
11 30 (0.57%) ISEB
11 30 (0.57%) Numerate Degree
12 28 (0.54%) Cisco Certification
13 27 (0.52%) CCNA
13 27 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
14 25 (0.48%) TOGAF Certification
15 24 (0.46%) PhD
16 23 (0.44%) MCITP
17 21 (0.40%) CREST Certified
17 21 (0.40%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 255 (4.87%) QA
2 110 (2.10%) Data Quality
3 109 (2.08%) SLA
4 66 (1.26%) GDPR
5 35 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 32 (0.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 19 (0.36%) PMO
8 17 (0.32%) PCI DSS
9 16 (0.31%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 9 (0.17%) GxP
11 5 (0.096%) COBIT
11 5 (0.096%) HIPAA
12 4 (0.076%) GPG13
12 4 (0.076%) NIST
13 2 (0.038%) IFRS
13 2 (0.038%) ISO 9001
14 1 (0.019%) COREP
14 1 (0.019%) CRD IV
14 1 (0.019%) ISO 13485
14 1 (0.019%) ISO 26262
System Software
1 450 (8.60%) Docker
2 287 (5.48%) Active Directory
3 161 (3.08%) VMware Infrastructure
4 120 (2.29%) Hyper-V
5 50 (0.96%) vSphere
6 30 (0.57%) XenApp
7 24 (0.46%) Virtual Machines
8 21 (0.40%) Virtual Servers
8 21 (0.40%) VirtualBox
9 17 (0.32%) XenDesktop
10 16 (0.31%) HDFS
10 16 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
11 14 (0.27%) Snort
12 13 (0.25%) Oracle RAC
13 10 (0.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 8 (0.15%) KVM
15 7 (0.13%) GlusterFS
16 6 (0.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
16 6 (0.11%) Firmware
16 6 (0.11%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 300 (5.73%) Kubernetes
2 183 (3.50%) Terraform
3 132 (2.52%) Ansible
4 88 (1.68%) Puppet
5 79 (1.51%) Grafana
6 60 (1.15%) Opscode Chef
7 59 (1.13%) SCCM
8 33 (0.63%) WSUS
9 32 (0.61%) Prometheus
10 28 (0.54%) SCOM
11 27 (0.52%) Microsoft Intune
12 26 (0.50%) Graphite
13 22 (0.42%) Oracle RMAN
14 19 (0.36%) Failover Clustering
15 18 (0.34%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
16 17 (0.32%) Kibana
17 16 (0.31%) Data Guard
18 15 (0.29%) SCVMM
19 13 (0.25%) Backup Exec
19 13 (0.25%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 1,413 (27.00%) Microsoft
2 553 (10.57%) Oracle
3 248 (4.74%) VMware
4 161 (3.08%) Tableau
5 146 (2.79%) Google
6 118 (2.25%) SAP
7 90 (1.72%) IBM
8 87 (1.66%) Cisco
9 78 (1.49%) Citrix
10 75 (1.43%) Salesforce.com
11 74 (1.41%) Xamarin
12 73 (1.39%) Splunk
13 65 (1.24%) ServiceNow
14 55 (1.05%) Databricks
15 45 (0.86%) Atlassian
16 39 (0.75%) Red Hat
16 39 (0.75%) Veeam
17 34 (0.65%) Dell
18 32 (0.61%) Informatica
19 28 (0.54%) HP