Period
to 9 April 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 9 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
9 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 3 3 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Permanent jobs citing SQL 12,331 16,699 22,436
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 19.15% 19.90% 21.76%
As % of the Programming Languages category 35.76% 37.09% 38.26%
Number of salaries quoted 10,945 14,721 20,333
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £66,250 £63,750 £61,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year - +8.70% +2.22%

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 34,479 45,026 58,637
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 53.55% 53.66% 56.88%
Number of salaries quoted 28,430 36,480 49,529
Median annual salary £46,000 £45,000 £43,857
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.22% +2.61% +4.09%
10th Percentile £29,750 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £68,750 £67,500 £64,500
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 9 April 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 9 April 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 -1 4,171 £45,000 - 449
North of England 0 2,890 £45,000 +5.88% 475
Midlands 0 1,748 £42,500 +3.66% 254
North West 0 1,597 £46,280 +8.89% 264
South West -1 1,302 £42,500 +6.25% 156
West Midlands +1 1,142 £45,000 +5.88% 167
Yorkshire 0 1,125 £42,500 - 163
East of England 0 1,042 £45,000 - 150
Scotland -1 723 £45,000 - 70
East Midlands -4 599 £41,000 +2.50% 87
Wales 0 357 £42,500 +13.33% 60
North East -2 168 £39,000 -8.24% 48
Northern Ireland -3 93 £40,000 - 7
Channel Islands +7 11 £63,750 -15.00% 2
Isle of Man +6 9 £47,500 -13.64% 1
South Coast - 2 £67,500 -
SQL
UK

For the 6 months to 9 April 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 4,656 (37.76%) C#
2 4,171 (33.83%) .NET
3 3,940 (31.95%) Agile Software Development
4 3,840 (31.14%) SQL Server
5 3,509 (28.46%) JavaScript
6 3,275 (26.56%) Microsoft
7 2,939 (23.83%) Azure
8 2,147 (17.41%) HTML
9 1,986 (16.11%) MVC
10 1,975 (16.02%) ASP.NET
11 1,957 (15.87%) CSS
12 1,889 (15.32%) Finance
13 1,861 (15.09%) Java
14 1,827 (14.82%) Windows
15 1,812 (14.69%) Business Intelligence
16 1,689 (13.70%) T-SQL
17 1,587 (12.87%) Problem-Solving
18 1,528 (12.39%) Degree
19 1,489 (12.08%) Python
20 1,471 (11.93%) AngularJS
21 1,427 (11.57%) Oracle
22 1,389 (11.26%) DevOps
23 1,373 (11.13%) Analytical Skills
24 1,335 (10.83%) Software Engineering
25 1,294 (10.49%) Git (software)
26 1,269 (10.29%) AWS
27 1,228 (9.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
28 1,218 (9.88%) Scrum
29 1,211 (9.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
30 1,199 (9.72%) Linux

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
1 415 (3.37%) SharePoint
2 371 (3.01%) IIS
3 202 (1.64%) Apache Spark
4 181 (1.47%) Apache
5 172 (1.39%) SAS
6 157 (1.27%) Elasticsearch
7 148 (1.20%) Confluence
8 144 (1.17%) Tomcat
9 116 (0.94%) MS Exchange
10 108 (0.88%) CMS
11 68 (0.55%) WebSphere
12 64 (0.52%) nginx
13 61 (0.49%) BizTalk Server
14 58 (0.47%) Umbraco
15 55 (0.45%) JBoss
16 54 (0.44%) WebLogic
17 45 (0.36%) Oracle Workflow
18 44 (0.36%) Skype for Business
18 44 (0.36%) WordPress
19 38 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 614 (4.98%) Microsoft Excel
2 439 (3.56%) Microsoft Office
3 95 (0.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 61 (0.49%) MS Visio
5 51 (0.41%) SPSS
6 36 (0.29%) Microsoft Project
7 22 (0.18%) Photoshop
8 11 (0.089%) Chatbot
8 11 (0.089%) Spreadsheet
9 10 (0.081%) Camtasia
10 6 (0.049%) MadCap Flare
11 5 (0.041%) Adobe Illustrator
12 4 (0.032%) Adobe Captivate
12 4 (0.032%) Gliffy
13 3 (0.024%) Adobe XD
13 3 (0.024%) InVision
13 3 (0.024%) Sketch
13 3 (0.024%) S-PLUS
14 2 (0.016%) InfoPath
14 2 (0.016%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 197 (1.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 85 (0.69%) Oracle EBS
3 57 (0.46%) Oracle ERP
4 47 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
5 43 (0.35%) Oracle EBS R12
6 37 (0.30%) Dynamics NAV
7 33 (0.27%) NetSuite
7 33 (0.27%) Oracle iProcurement
7 33 (0.27%) Payment Gateway
8 31 (0.25%) Magento
8 31 (0.25%) Oracle Financials
9 29 (0.24%) Oracle Applications
10 27 (0.22%) Oracle Receivables
11 26 (0.21%) Oracle Payables
12 22 (0.18%) Oracle Cash Management
13 19 (0.15%) Oracle Assets
14 18 (0.15%) Elite 3E
14 18 (0.15%) Oracle General Ledger
15 15 (0.12%) Adobe Campaign
15 15 (0.12%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 2,939 (23.83%) Azure
2 1,269 (10.29%) AWS
3 1,056 (8.56%) Power Platform
4 480 (3.89%) Office 365
5 474 (3.84%) SaaS
6 245 (1.99%) PaaS
7 242 (1.96%) GCP
8 183 (1.48%) IaaS
9 170 (1.38%) GitHub
10 169 (1.37%) Serverless
11 164 (1.33%) Dynamics 365
12 153 (1.24%) Azure Data Factory
13 131 (1.06%) Azure Active Directory
14 101 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
15 93 (0.75%) Amazon EC2
16 69 (0.56%) Azure Functions
17 68 (0.55%) Amazon S3
18 64 (0.52%) AWS Lambda
19 46 (0.37%) Boomi
20 45 (0.36%) Amazon ECS
Communications & Networking
1 285 (2.31%) Firewall
2 257 (2.08%) DNS
3 236 (1.91%) TCP/IP
4 209 (1.69%) WAN
5 206 (1.67%) Internet
6 200 (1.62%) LAN
7 174 (1.41%) DHCP
8 139 (1.13%) SAN
9 129 (1.05%) HTTP
10 109 (0.88%) SSL
11 106 (0.86%) VPN
12 73 (0.59%) Skype
13 65 (0.53%) Wireless
14 62 (0.50%) VoIP
15 54 (0.44%) VLAN
16 44 (0.36%) NetScaler
17 37 (0.30%) Network Security
18 36 (0.29%) NAS
19 35 (0.28%) FTP
20 29 (0.24%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3,840 (31.14%) SQL Server
2 1,228 (9.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1,211 (9.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1,050 (8.52%) Power BI
5 981 (7.96%) Data Warehouse
6 813 (6.59%) Relational Database
7 743 (6.03%) MySQL
8 726 (5.89%) NoSQL
9 563 (4.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 456 (3.70%) Big Data
11 445 (3.61%) PostgreSQL
12 363 (2.94%) MongoDB
13 358 (2.90%) Azure SQL Database
14 346 (2.81%) Oracle Database
15 300 (2.43%) RDBMS
16 252 (2.04%) SQL Server 2012
17 237 (1.92%) Hadoop
18 202 (1.64%) Data Lake
19 199 (1.61%) SQL Server 2016
20 179 (1.45%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1,294 (10.49%) Git (software)
2 571 (4.63%) Visual Studio
3 548 (4.44%) JIRA
4 547 (4.44%) Jenkins
4 547 (4.44%) Selenium
5 520 (4.22%) Team Foundation Server
6 268 (2.17%) Maven
7 219 (1.78%) Subversion
8 206 (1.67%) SoapUI
9 184 (1.49%) Cucumber
9 184 (1.49%) JUnit
10 142 (1.15%) SpecFlow
11 136 (1.10%) Bitbucket
12 134 (1.09%) TeamCity
13 130 (1.05%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 122 (0.99%) NUnit
15 102 (0.83%) WebDriver
16 101 (0.82%) Eclipse
17 99 (0.80%) Postman
18 98 (0.79%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 1,889 (15.32%) Finance
2 571 (4.63%) Retail
3 378 (3.07%) Marketing
4 270 (2.19%) Public Sector
5 260 (2.11%) Manufacturing
6 230 (1.87%) Law
7 187 (1.52%) Banking
8 185 (1.50%) Telecoms
9 169 (1.37%) Legal
10 134 (1.09%) Games
11 99 (0.80%) Automotive
12 89 (0.72%) Aerospace
13 87 (0.71%) Back Office
14 78 (0.63%) Financial Institution
15 72 (0.58%) Electronics
16 67 (0.54%) Advertising
17 55 (0.45%) Local Government
18 50 (0.41%) Billing
19 44 (0.36%) Military
20 42 (0.34%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 5,728 (46.45%) Developer
2 1,872 (15.18%) Analyst
3 1,574 (12.76%) .NET Developer
4 1,330 (10.79%) Software Developer
5 1,282 (10.40%) C# Developer
6 991 (8.04%) Senior Developer
7 716 (5.81%) C# .NET Developer
8 687 (5.57%) Software Engineer
9 686 (5.56%) SQL Developer
10 509 (4.13%) Java Developer
11 470 (3.81%) DBA
12 461 (3.74%) Applications Support
13 447 (3.63%) Junior
14 443 (3.59%) Full Stack Developer
15 439 (3.56%) Support Analyst
16 423 (3.43%) Business Intelligence Developer
17 407 (3.30%) Consultant
18 393 (3.19%) C# Software Developer
19 383 (3.11%) Data Analyst
20 372 (3.02%) .NET Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4,171 (33.83%) .NET
2 2,147 (17.41%) HTML
3 1,975 (16.02%) ASP.NET
4 1,957 (15.87%) CSS
5 1,471 (11.93%) AngularJS
6 1,082 (8.77%) Web Services
7 1,047 (8.49%) .NET Framework
8 968 (7.85%) .NET Core
9 888 (7.20%) jQuery
10 867 (7.03%) ASP.NET MVC
11 839 (6.80%) XML
12 783 (6.35%) REST
13 746 (6.05%) React
14 670 (5.43%) ASP.NET Web API
15 607 (4.92%) RESTful
16 563 (4.57%) HTML5
17 546 (4.43%) Entity Framework
18 512 (4.15%) SOAP
19 509 (4.13%) Node.js
20 508 (4.12%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 1,373 (11.13%) Analytical Skills
2 511 (4.14%) Greenfield Project
3 369 (2.99%) Self-Motivation
4 349 (2.83%) Management Information System
5 338 (2.74%) User Experience
6 289 (2.34%) Enterprise Software
7 276 (2.24%) Mobile App
8 195 (1.58%) Data Centre
9 183 (1.48%) Data Structures
10 143 (1.16%) Algorithms
11 138 (1.12%) Replication
12 137 (1.11%) Clustering
13 127 (1.03%) Public Cloud
14 98 (0.79%) Driving Licence
15 96 (0.78%) Private Cloud
16 90 (0.73%) Virtual Team
17 76 (0.62%) Client/Server
18 61 (0.49%) Hybrid Cloud
19 60 (0.49%) Reinsurance
20 58 (0.47%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 1,827 (14.82%) Windows
2 1,199 (9.72%) Linux
3 620 (5.03%) Windows Server
4 420 (3.41%) Unix
5 236 (1.91%) Windows Server 2012
6 203 (1.65%) Android
7 172 (1.39%) Apple iOS
8 161 (1.31%) Windows Server 2016
9 128 (1.04%) Windows 10
10 110 (0.89%) Windows Server 2008
11 101 (0.82%) Windows 7
12 63 (0.51%) CentOS
12 63 (0.51%) Debian
13 55 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 41 (0.33%) Windows 8
15 39 (0.32%) Ubuntu
16 38 (0.31%) Windows Server 2003
17 34 (0.28%) AIX
17 34 (0.28%) Windows Server 2019
18 29 (0.24%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,940 (31.95%) Agile Software Development
2 1,986 (16.11%) MVC
3 1,812 (14.69%) Business Intelligence
4 1,587 (12.87%) Problem-Solving
5 1,389 (11.26%) DevOps
6 1,335 (10.83%) Software Engineering
7 1,218 (9.88%) Scrum
8 1,076 (8.73%) Analytics
9 1,067 (8.65%) Test Automation
10 993 (8.05%) ETL
11 986 (8.00%) TDD
12 881 (7.14%) SDLC
13 755 (6.12%) Computer Science
14 745 (6.04%) Microservices
15 710 (5.76%) Continuous Integration
16 675 (5.47%) OO
17 674 (5.47%) Mentoring
18 638 (5.17%) ITIL
19 623 (5.05%) Web Development
20 599 (4.86%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 4,656 (37.76%) C#
2 3,509 (28.46%) JavaScript
3 1,861 (15.09%) Java
4 1,689 (13.70%) T-SQL
5 1,489 (12.08%) Python
6 645 (5.23%) PL/SQL
7 591 (4.79%) PHP
8 580 (4.70%) PowerShell
9 500 (4.05%) C++
10 444 (3.60%) VB.NET
11 372 (3.02%) TypeScript
12 319 (2.59%) R
13 309 (2.51%) C
14 250 (2.03%) VBA
15 236 (1.91%) VB
16 213 (1.73%) Bash Shell
17 205 (1.66%) Ruby
18 169 (1.37%) Shell Script
19 153 (1.24%) Scala
20 124 (1.01%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 1,528 (12.39%) Degree
2 428 (3.47%) Computer Science Degree
3 331 (2.68%) Security Cleared
4 266 (2.16%) Microsoft Certification
5 237 (1.92%) SC Cleared
6 151 (1.22%) ISTQB
7 125 (1.01%) ISEB
8 109 (0.88%) DV Cleared
9 91 (0.74%) MCSE
10 66 (0.54%) Cisco Certification
11 61 (0.49%) MCSA
12 60 (0.49%) ITIL Certification
13 54 (0.44%) CCNA
14 50 (0.41%) Numerate Degree
15 42 (0.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 40 (0.32%) MCP
17 37 (0.30%) HND
18 34 (0.28%) Oracle Certification
19 28 (0.23%) PhD
20 27 (0.22%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 669 (5.43%) QA
2 312 (2.53%) SLA
3 200 (1.62%) Data Quality
4 135 (1.09%) GDPR
5 76 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 52 (0.42%) PCI DSS
7 34 (0.28%) PMO
8 30 (0.24%) DICOM
8 30 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 15 (0.12%) ISO 9001
10 14 (0.11%) GAAP
11 12 (0.097%) COBIT
11 12 (0.097%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 11 (0.089%) Cyber Essentials
12 11 (0.089%) HL7
13 9 (0.073%) WCAG
14 7 (0.057%) MiFID
15 5 (0.041%) ISO 15022
15 5 (0.041%) ISO 20022
16 4 (0.032%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 838 (6.80%) Docker
2 671 (5.44%) Active Directory
3 361 (2.93%) VMware Infrastructure
4 300 (2.43%) Hyper-V
5 87 (0.71%) vSphere
6 73 (0.59%) VMware ESXi
7 67 (0.54%) Virtual Machines
8 63 (0.51%) XenApp
9 44 (0.36%) Virtual Servers
10 39 (0.32%) Firmware
11 36 (0.29%) XenDesktop
12 29 (0.24%) Oracle RAC
13 22 (0.18%) HDFS
14 20 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
15 17 (0.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
15 17 (0.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 14 (0.11%) VirtualBox
17 11 (0.089%) KVM
18 10 (0.081%) Terminal Services
19 9 (0.073%) Snort
Systems Management
1 470 (3.81%) Kubernetes
2 219 (1.78%) Ansible
3 195 (1.58%) Puppet
4 194 (1.57%) Terraform
5 144 (1.17%) SCCM
6 126 (1.02%) Opscode Chef
7 66 (0.54%) SCOM
8 42 (0.34%) Packer
9 38 (0.31%) WSUS
10 34 (0.28%) Grafana
11 33 (0.27%) Microsoft Clustering
12 30 (0.24%) Docker Swarm
13 28 (0.23%) Microsoft Intune
13 28 (0.23%) Single Sign-On
13 28 (0.23%) Tivoli
14 27 (0.22%) Data Guard
15 25 (0.20%) Salt
16 24 (0.19%) Kibana
16 24 (0.19%) SCOrch
17 23 (0.19%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 3,275 (26.56%) Microsoft
2 1,427 (11.57%) Oracle
3 527 (4.27%) VMware
4 485 (3.93%) Tableau
5 251 (2.04%) SAP
6 239 (1.94%) Cisco
6 239 (1.94%) Google
7 226 (1.83%) IBM
8 193 (1.57%) Citrix
9 181 (1.47%) HP
10 125 (1.01%) Xamarin
11 117 (0.95%) Veeam
12 112 (0.91%) Dell
13 110 (0.89%) Informatica
14 98 (0.79%) Salesforce.com
15 84 (0.68%) Databricks
16 70 (0.57%) Cognos
17 68 (0.55%) Talend
18 66 (0.54%) WorldPay
19 65 (0.53%) Red Hat