Period
to 10 December 2018

The median annual salary for a SQL Analyst was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 10 December 2018.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

SQL Analyst
UK
6 months to
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 484 409 361
Rank change year-on-year -75 -48 -82
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL Analyst 918 1,364 1,604
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.57% 0.76% 0.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.60% 0.80% 0.90%
Number of salaries quoted 808 1,159 1,427
UK median annual salary £42,500 £40,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.94% +8.00% -6.25%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,600 £56,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £36,500 £37,500 £33,000
% change year-on-year -2.67% +13.64% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 153,459 171,422 178,550
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.85% 96.03% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 123,266 137,855 149,075
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.66%

SQL Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured SQL Analyst in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Analyst in the UK

SQL Analyst
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SQL Analyst.

Salary trend for SQL Analyst in the UK

SQL Analyst
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Analyst over the 6 months to 10 December 2018.

Salary histogram for SQL Analyst in the UK

SQL Analyst
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Analyst within the UK over the 6 months to 10 December 2018. 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
England -63 899 £42,500 +1.19% 102
London +23 504 £50,000 - 54
UK excluding London -130 411 £36,500 -2.67% 53
South East -29 158 £39,250 +3.29% 14
North of England -59 99 £35,000 - 18
Midlands +6 66 £37,500 +5.63% 9
North West -14 64 £35,000 - 11
West Midlands +26 53 £37,500 - 2
South West -43 37 £40,500 +8.00% 5
East of England -33 35 £41,000 +2.50% 2
Yorkshire +14 34 £33,000 -5.71% 6
Scotland -68 14 £26,750 -37.06% 1
East Midlands -10 13 £37,500 +25.00% 7
Wales +1 3 £27,500 -14.73% 4
North East -38 1 £27,000 -40.00% 1
Channel Islands - 1 £45,000 -

SQL Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 December 2018, SQL Analyst job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads featuring SQL Analyst in the job title.

1 893 (97.28%) SQL
2 364 (39.65%) SQL Server
3 345 (37.58%) Finance
4 240 (26.14%) Business Intelligence
5 208 (22.66%) Microsoft
6 203 (22.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 171 (18.63%) Microsoft Excel
8 161 (17.54%) T-SQL
9 152 (16.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 150 (16.34%) Analytical Skills
11 140 (15.25%) Analytics
12 137 (14.92%) Problem-Solving
12 137 (14.92%) Data Analysis
13 126 (13.73%) Oracle
14 117 (12.75%) Data Warehouse
15 114 (12.42%) Python
15 114 (12.42%) Degree
16 109 (11.87%) Agile Software Development
17 105 (11.44%) Windows
18 104 (11.33%) Java
19 100 (10.89%) C#
19 100 (10.89%) Banking
20 97 (10.57%) Linux
20 97 (10.57%) Unix
21 87 (9.48%) ETL
22 85 (9.26%) .NET
22 85 (9.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
23 82 (8.93%) Marketing
23 82 (8.93%) Power BI
24 79 (8.61%) Tableau

SQL Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 49 (5.34%) SAS
2 30 (3.27%) SharePoint
3 21 (2.29%) IIS
4 18 (1.96%) JBoss
5 15 (1.63%) Tomcat
6 11 (1.20%) Confluence
7 10 (1.09%) WebSphere
8 4 (0.44%) Apache
8 4 (0.44%) Apache Solr
8 4 (0.44%) Apache Spark
8 4 (0.44%) GlassFish
8 4 (0.44%) NServiceBus
9 3 (0.33%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (0.33%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.22%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.22%) Drupal
10 2 (0.22%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.22%) MS Exchange
10 2 (0.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 2 (0.22%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 171 (18.63%) Microsoft Excel
2 55 (5.99%) Microsoft Office
3 15 (1.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (0.87%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.76%) SPSS
6 4 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.22%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 8 (0.87%) Oracle Payables
1 8 (0.87%) Oracle Receivables
1 8 (0.87%) Unit4 Business World
2 6 (0.65%) SAP Business One
3 5 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.44%) iTrent
4 4 (0.44%) Salerio
5 3 (0.33%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 3 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.33%) FastStats
5 3 (0.33%) Northgate Housing
5 3 (0.33%) Raiser's Edge
5 3 (0.33%) thinkFolio
6 2 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.22%) Epicor Tropos
6 2 (0.22%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.22%) Oracle Assets
6 2 (0.22%) Oracle Cash Management
6 2 (0.22%) Rolfe and Nolan
7 1 (0.11%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 42 (4.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 28 (3.05%) Amazon AWS
3 22 (2.40%) SaaS
4 8 (0.87%) Office 365
5 7 (0.76%) Dynamics 365
6 5 (0.54%) Google Analytics
6 5 (0.54%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.11%) Adobe Analytics
7 1 (0.11%) Azure Data Factory
7 1 (0.11%) Azure Machine Learning
7 1 (0.11%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.11%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.11%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (1.63%) Intranet
2 9 (0.98%) DNS
2 9 (0.98%) Internet
2 9 (0.98%) TCP/IP
3 7 (0.76%) FTP
4 6 (0.65%) DHCP
4 6 (0.65%) LAN
4 6 (0.65%) WAN
5 5 (0.54%) FIX Connectivity
5 5 (0.54%) Wireshark
6 3 (0.33%) Skype
6 3 (0.33%) SMS
7 2 (0.22%) Firewall
8 1 (0.11%) 3G
8 1 (0.11%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 364 (39.65%) SQL Server
2 203 (22.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 152 (16.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 117 (12.75%) Data Warehouse
5 85 (9.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 82 (8.93%) Power BI
7 55 (5.99%) Relational Database
7 55 (5.99%) SQL Server 2008
8 47 (5.12%) PostgreSQL
9 43 (4.68%) Crystal Reports
10 29 (3.16%) MySQL
11 23 (2.51%) Big Data
11 23 (2.51%) BusinessObjects
11 23 (2.51%) MS Access
11 23 (2.51%) RDBMS
12 22 (2.40%) SQL Server 2012
13 19 (2.07%) SQL Server 2014
14 18 (1.96%) Hadoop
15 17 (1.85%) QlikView
16 16 (1.74%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 28 (3.05%) JIRA
2 18 (1.96%) Team Foundation Server
3 15 (1.63%) Visual Studio
4 14 (1.53%) Eclipse
5 12 (1.31%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 7 (0.76%) Hudson
7 6 (0.65%) Cucumber
7 6 (0.65%) Jenkins
7 6 (0.65%) SoapUI
8 5 (0.54%) JUnit
8 5 (0.54%) Maven
8 5 (0.54%) Selenium
9 4 (0.44%) TeamCity
10 3 (0.33%) Octopus Deploy
11 2 (0.22%) ERwin
11 2 (0.22%) Git (software)
11 2 (0.22%) Oracle APEX
12 1 (0.11%) Oracle Forms
12 1 (0.11%) Subversion
12 1 (0.11%) Toad
General
1 345 (37.58%) Finance
2 100 (10.89%) Banking
3 82 (8.93%) Marketing
4 68 (7.41%) Telecoms
5 47 (5.12%) Retail
6 36 (3.92%) Manufacturing
7 32 (3.49%) Front Office
8 26 (2.83%) Billing
9 25 (2.72%) Electronics
10 21 (2.29%) Back Office
10 21 (2.29%) Investment Banking
11 17 (1.85%) Advertising
12 15 (1.63%) Legal
13 13 (1.42%) Law
14 9 (0.98%) Financial Institution
14 9 (0.98%) Games
15 5 (0.54%) Corporate Banking
16 4 (0.44%) French Language
16 4 (0.44%) Publishing
17 3 (0.33%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (9.26%) .NET
2 68 (7.41%) HTML
3 54 (5.88%) XML
4 34 (3.70%) ASP.NET
5 32 (3.49%) FIX Protocol
6 30 (3.27%) Web Services
7 17 (1.85%) XSLT
8 16 (1.74%) AngularJS
9 15 (1.63%) SOAP
10 13 (1.42%) Kafka
11 12 (1.31%) ASP.NET MVC
11 12 (1.31%) CSS
11 12 (1.31%) MDX
12 11 (1.20%) JSON
13 10 (1.09%) HTML5
14 9 (0.98%) WPF
15 8 (0.87%) Hibernate
15 8 (0.87%) REST
16 6 (0.65%) Java EE
17 5 (0.54%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 150 (16.34%) Analytical Skills
2 61 (6.64%) Fintech
3 39 (4.25%) Derivative
4 34 (3.70%) Equities
5 33 (3.59%) Management Information System
6 31 (3.38%) Self-Motivation
7 23 (2.51%) Fixed Income
8 22 (2.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 22 (2.40%) Hedge funds
8 22 (2.40%) Reinsurance
9 14 (1.53%) Data Structures
10 13 (1.42%) Replication
11 12 (1.31%) Linux Command Line
12 10 (1.09%) Equity Derivative
13 9 (0.98%) Client/Server
13 9 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
14 8 (0.87%) Driving Licence
14 8 (0.87%) FMCG
14 8 (0.87%) NHS
15 7 (0.76%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 105 (11.44%) Windows
2 97 (10.57%) Linux
2 97 (10.57%) Unix
3 34 (3.70%) Windows Server
4 18 (1.96%) CentOS
5 17 (1.85%) SUSE
6 15 (1.63%) Fedora
6 15 (1.63%) Ubuntu
7 13 (1.42%) Windows Server 2012
8 12 (1.31%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (0.54%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (0.44%) Windows 8
11 3 (0.33%) Solaris
11 3 (0.33%) Windows 10
11 3 (0.33%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.22%) Android
12 2 (0.22%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.22%) Debian
12 2 (0.22%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.11%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 240 (26.14%) Business Intelligence
2 140 (15.25%) Analytics
3 137 (14.92%) Data Analysis
3 137 (14.92%) Problem-Solving
4 109 (11.87%) Agile Software Development
5 87 (9.48%) ETL
6 74 (8.06%) CRM
7 61 (6.64%) Data Modelling
8 58 (6.32%) ITIL
9 55 (5.99%) Visualisation
10 50 (5.45%) ERP
11 47 (5.12%) Business Analysis
12 46 (5.01%) Data Analytics
12 46 (5.01%) User Acceptance Testing
13 42 (4.58%) Data Management
14 39 (4.25%) Migration
15 38 (4.14%) Performance Tuning
16 37 (4.03%) Mathematics
17 36 (3.92%) Computer Science
17 36 (3.92%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 893 (97.28%) SQL
2 161 (17.54%) T-SQL
3 114 (12.42%) Python
4 104 (11.33%) Java
5 100 (10.89%) C#
6 64 (6.97%) PL/SQL
7 61 (6.64%) VBA
8 60 (6.54%) Perl
9 57 (6.21%) JavaScript
10 44 (4.79%) R
11 40 (4.36%) Bash Shell
12 38 (4.14%) PowerShell
12 38 (4.14%) VB
13 34 (3.70%) C++
14 33 (3.59%) Shell Script
15 28 (3.05%) PHP
16 18 (1.96%) Ruby
16 18 (1.96%) VB.NET
17 15 (1.63%) Bourne shell
17 15 (1.63%) Korn
Qualifications
1 114 (12.42%) Degree
2 35 (3.81%) ISEB
3 21 (2.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 17 (1.85%) ISTQB
5 10 (1.09%) Computer Science Degree
5 10 (1.09%) Numerate Degree
6 8 (0.87%) Security Cleared
7 7 (0.76%) ITIL Certification
7 7 (0.76%) SC Cleared
8 5 (0.54%) Master's Degree
9 3 (0.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 3 (0.33%) PhD
10 2 (0.22%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.22%) Postgraduate
11 1 (0.11%) ACCA
11 1 (0.11%) BC Cleared
11 1 (0.11%) CIMA
11 1 (0.11%) MBA
11 1 (0.11%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (6.54%) QA
2 48 (5.23%) Data Quality
3 17 (1.85%) SLA
4 9 (0.98%) GDPR
5 3 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.22%) IFRS
6 2 (0.22%) IFRS 9
6 2 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.11%) EMIR
7 1 (0.11%) FATCA
7 1 (0.11%) MiFID
System Software
1 15 (1.63%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.44%) Docker
2 4 (0.44%) Hyper-V
3 3 (0.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.11%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 10 (1.09%) Nagios
2 6 (0.65%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (0.54%) Control-M
3 5 (0.54%) Kubernetes
4 4 (0.44%) BMC PATROL
4 4 (0.44%) logstash
4 4 (0.44%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (0.44%) Puppet
4 4 (0.44%) SCOM
4 4 (0.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 3 (0.33%) Automic
5 3 (0.33%) Perfmon
6 2 (0.22%) Kibana
7 1 (0.11%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 208 (22.66%) Microsoft
2 126 (13.73%) Oracle
3 79 (8.61%) Tableau
4 35 (3.81%) SAP
5 29 (3.16%) Sybase
6 18 (1.96%) Red Hat
7 11 (1.20%) Google
7 11 (1.20%) IBM
8 10 (1.09%) Splunk
9 9 (0.98%) BT
9 9 (0.98%) Cognos
9 9 (0.98%) Sage
10 8 (0.87%) Citrix
10 8 (0.87%) Infragistics
10 8 (0.87%) ServiceNow
11 7 (0.76%) Bloomberg
11 7 (0.76%) HP
11 7 (0.76%) Informatica
12 6 (0.65%) Salesforce.com
12 6 (0.65%) VMware