Period
to 20 April 2018

The median annual salary for a SQL Analyst was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 April 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
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 479 368 293
Rank change year-on-year -111 -75 +12
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL Analyst 1,060 1,422 2,324
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.60% 0.82% 1.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.62% 0.85% 1.18%
Number of salaries quoted 937 1,289 2,127
UK median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,500 £25,875
90th Percentile £61,250 £57,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,000 £33,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +6.06% -5.71% +7.69%

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 171,222 166,598 197,717
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.46% 96.55% 96.61%
Number of salaries quoted 140,041 138,371 165,893
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,250 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.53% - +6.25%

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 20 April 2018.

Salary histogram for SQL Analyst in the UK

SQL Analyst
Top 17 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 20 April 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 -104 1,016 £40,000 +6.67% 91
UK excluding London -95 593 £35,000 +6.06% 63
London -78 454 £49,000 +15.29% 30
South East -20 204 £37,500 +13.64% 18
North of England -96 149 £32,500 -1.52% 26
Midlands +3 116 £30,000 -14.59% 13
North West -58 79 £32,500 +3.17% 17
West Midlands +22 71 £32,500 - 10
East of England -30 66 £45,000 +28.57% 2
Yorkshire -39 65 £32,500 -7.14% 9
East Midlands -23 45 £25,000 -35.90% 3
South West -33 33 £35,000 +7.69% 2
Scotland -54 21 £37,500 +7.14%
Wales -3 5 £32,000 +20.75% 1
North East -26 5 £42,500 +29.77%
Channel Islands - 1 £45,000 - 1
Northern Ireland - 1 £37,500 -

SQL Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 1,040 (98.11%) SQL
2 509 (48.02%) SQL Server
3 352 (33.21%) Finance
4 295 (27.83%) Business Intelligence
5 287 (27.08%) Microsoft
6 280 (26.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 227 (21.42%) Analytical Skills
8 215 (20.28%) T-SQL
9 202 (19.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 195 (18.40%) Degree
11 191 (18.02%) Problem-Solving
12 185 (17.45%) Microsoft Excel
13 182 (17.17%) Data Analysis
14 167 (15.75%) Analytics
15 134 (12.64%) Windows
16 133 (12.55%) Agile Software Development
17 132 (12.45%) Data Warehouse
17 132 (12.45%) Oracle
18 126 (11.89%) ETL
19 116 (10.94%) Power BI
20 111 (10.47%) C#
21 102 (9.62%) .NET
22 101 (9.53%) Microsoft Office
23 86 (8.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
23 86 (8.11%) Data Quality
24 84 (7.92%) Tableau
24 84 (7.92%) Banking
25 82 (7.74%) Retail
25 82 (7.74%) CRM
26 79 (7.45%) Data Modelling

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 45 (4.25%) SAS
2 41 (3.87%) SharePoint
3 36 (3.40%) IIS
4 23 (2.17%) Tomcat
5 20 (1.89%) Apache
6 12 (1.13%) Confluence
7 9 (0.85%) OpenEdge
8 8 (0.75%) JBoss
9 6 (0.57%) MS Exchange
10 5 (0.47%) BizTalk Server
10 5 (0.47%) CMS
10 5 (0.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 5 (0.47%) WebLogic
11 4 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2010
11 4 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2013
12 3 (0.28%) Moodle
12 3 (0.28%) Oracle Workflow
13 2 (0.19%) Skype for Business
14 1 (0.094%) NServiceBus
14 1 (0.094%) WebSphere
Applications
1 185 (17.45%) Microsoft Excel
2 101 (9.53%) Microsoft Office
3 24 (2.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 22 (2.08%) SPSS
5 12 (1.13%) Spreadsheet
6 10 (0.94%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (0.85%) Elite 3E
2 6 (0.57%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (0.57%) Markit EDM
2 6 (0.57%) thinkFolio
3 5 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.28%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 3 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.28%) FastStats
5 3 (0.28%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.19%) Kondor
6 2 (0.19%) Rolfe and Nolan
6 2 (0.19%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.094%) Cognos TM1
7 1 (0.094%) Front Arena
7 1 (0.094%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.094%) PeopleSoft Financials
7 1 (0.094%) Sage 1000
7 1 (0.094%) Sage X3
7 1 (0.094%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 27 (2.55%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
4 7 (0.66%) GitHub
5 6 (0.57%) Google Analytics
6 5 (0.47%) SaaS
7 3 (0.28%) Adobe Analytics
7 3 (0.28%) Office 365
8 2 (0.19%) Force.com
8 2 (0.19%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.094%) AdWords
9 1 (0.094%) IaaS
9 1 (0.094%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (1.42%) Internet
2 9 (0.85%) Firewall
3 8 (0.75%) SMS
4 7 (0.66%) FTP
5 6 (0.57%) LAN
5 6 (0.57%) WAN
6 5 (0.47%) DNS
7 4 (0.38%) FIX Connectivity
7 4 (0.38%) SAN
7 4 (0.38%) TCP/IP
8 3 (0.28%) DHCP
8 3 (0.28%) Intranet
9 2 (0.19%) SSL
9 2 (0.19%) Telnet
9 2 (0.19%) Wireshark
10 1 (0.094%) BGP
10 1 (0.094%) HTTP
10 1 (0.094%) Remote Desktop
10 1 (0.094%) Skype
10 1 (0.094%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 509 (48.02%) SQL Server
2 280 (26.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 202 (19.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 132 (12.45%) Data Warehouse
5 116 (10.94%) Power BI
6 86 (8.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 65 (6.13%) QlikView
8 63 (5.94%) BusinessObjects
9 60 (5.66%) SQL Server 2008
10 54 (5.09%) Crystal Reports
11 50 (4.72%) Relational Database
12 37 (3.49%) Data Mining
13 36 (3.40%) Big Data
14 31 (2.92%) MySQL
15 29 (2.74%) SQL Server 2012
16 26 (2.45%) Oracle Database
17 24 (2.26%) SQL Server 2014
18 20 (1.89%) SQL Server 2016
19 17 (1.60%) Oracle Reports
20 16 (1.51%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 44 (4.15%) Visual Studio
2 34 (3.21%) JIRA
3 30 (2.83%) Selenium
4 27 (2.55%) SoapUI
5 20 (1.89%) Team Foundation Server
6 17 (1.60%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 14 (1.32%) HP UFT
8 12 (1.13%) Git (software)
9 11 (1.04%) Oracle Forms
10 9 (0.85%) Eclipse
11 6 (0.57%) PowerBuilder
11 6 (0.57%) Toad
12 5 (0.47%) MSTest
12 5 (0.47%) SpecFlow
12 5 (0.47%) Visual Studio Team System
12 5 (0.47%) WebDriver
13 4 (0.38%) Cucumber
14 3 (0.28%) Subversion
14 3 (0.28%) TeamCity
15 2 (0.19%) NUnit
General
1 352 (33.21%) Finance
2 84 (7.92%) Banking
3 82 (7.74%) Retail
4 71 (6.70%) Marketing
5 44 (4.15%) Legal
6 41 (3.87%) Front Office
7 33 (3.11%) Law
8 26 (2.45%) Advertising
8 26 (2.45%) Investment Banking
9 20 (1.89%) Telecoms
10 15 (1.42%) Back Office
11 14 (1.32%) Retail Banking
12 13 (1.23%) Corporate Banking
12 13 (1.23%) Private Banking
13 12 (1.13%) Manufacturing
14 10 (0.94%) Automotive
15 8 (0.75%) Electronics
15 8 (0.75%) Games
16 5 (0.47%) Billing
17 3 (0.28%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 102 (9.62%) .NET
2 49 (4.62%) XML
3 40 (3.77%) HTML
4 37 (3.49%) Web Services
5 32 (3.02%) ASP.NET
6 26 (2.45%) CSS
7 22 (2.08%) REST
8 19 (1.79%) MDX
9 17 (1.60%) FIX Protocol
9 17 (1.60%) RESTful
9 17 (1.60%) SOAP
10 14 (1.32%) MSMQ
10 14 (1.32%) RabbitMQ
10 14 (1.32%) WebSphere MQ
11 12 (1.13%) WPF
12 11 (1.04%) ASP.NET MVC
12 11 (1.04%) XSLT
13 9 (0.85%) Angular 2
13 9 (0.85%) J2EE
14 7 (0.66%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 227 (21.42%) Analytical Skills
2 61 (5.75%) Management Information System
3 41 (3.87%) Computer Science
3 41 (3.87%) Fintech
4 31 (2.92%) Self-Motivation
5 27 (2.55%) Data Structures
6 25 (2.36%) Credit Risk
7 13 (1.23%) Equities
8 12 (1.13%) Algorithms
8 12 (1.13%) Fixed Income
9 11 (1.04%) Client/Server
10 10 (0.94%) Derivative
10 10 (0.94%) Mobile App
10 10 (0.94%) NHS
10 10 (0.94%) Replication
11 9 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
11 9 (0.85%) Hedge funds
12 8 (0.75%) Reinsurance
12 8 (0.75%) Virtual Team
13 7 (0.66%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 134 (12.64%) Windows
2 77 (7.26%) Unix
3 55 (5.19%) Windows Server
4 45 (4.25%) Windows 7
5 40 (3.77%) Windows Server 2008
6 32 (3.02%) Linux
7 31 (2.92%) Windows 10
8 26 (2.45%) Windows 8
9 22 (2.08%) Windows Server 2012
10 14 (1.32%) Windows Server 2003
11 8 (0.75%) Windows Vista
11 8 (0.75%) Windows XP
12 6 (0.57%) AIX
13 5 (0.47%) Solaris
14 3 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 2 (0.19%) CentOS
15 2 (0.19%) Debian
15 2 (0.19%) Fedora
15 2 (0.19%) SUSE
15 2 (0.19%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 295 (27.83%) Business Intelligence
2 191 (18.02%) Problem-Solving
3 182 (17.17%) Data Analysis
4 167 (15.75%) Analytics
5 133 (12.55%) Agile Software Development
6 126 (11.89%) ETL
7 82 (7.74%) CRM
8 79 (7.45%) Data Modelling
9 76 (7.17%) Data Analytics
10 72 (6.79%) Business Analysis
11 68 (6.42%) ITIL
12 67 (6.32%) Mathematics
13 62 (5.85%) Stakeholder Management
14 60 (5.66%) Test Automation
15 59 (5.57%) Visualisation
16 53 (5.00%) Data Management
17 51 (4.81%) User Acceptance Testing
18 50 (4.72%) Decision-Making
18 50 (4.72%) Performance Tuning
19 48 (4.53%) Data Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 1,040 (98.11%) SQL
2 215 (20.28%) T-SQL
3 111 (10.47%) C#
4 76 (7.17%) VBA
5 55 (5.19%) PL/SQL
6 50 (4.72%) Python
7 44 (4.15%) VB
8 41 (3.87%) R
9 37 (3.49%) PowerShell
10 32 (3.02%) Java
11 30 (2.83%) JavaScript
11 30 (2.83%) PHP
12 24 (2.26%) VB.NET
13 21 (1.98%) Shell Script
14 15 (1.42%) Perl
15 8 (0.75%) Ruby
16 7 (0.66%) Bash Shell
17 5 (0.47%) MATLAB
18 4 (0.38%) C
19 3 (0.28%) C++
Qualifications
1 195 (18.40%) Degree
2 19 (1.79%) Numerate Degree
3 13 (1.23%) ISEB
3 13 (1.23%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (1.13%) Computer Science Degree
5 8 (0.75%) Security Cleared
6 7 (0.66%) ISTQB
7 6 (0.57%) SC Cleared
8 5 (0.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 5 (0.47%) Postgraduate
9 3 (0.28%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.19%) BC Cleared
10 2 (0.19%) CBAP
10 2 (0.19%) DBS Check
10 2 (0.19%) MCDBA
11 1 (0.094%) CFA
11 1 (0.094%) HND
11 1 (0.094%) MCSA
11 1 (0.094%) Network+ Certification
11 1 (0.094%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 86 (8.11%) Data Quality
2 76 (7.17%) QA
3 25 (2.36%) SLA
4 8 (0.75%) Solvency II
5 2 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.094%) Basel III
6 1 (0.094%) CRD IV
6 1 (0.094%) GAAP
6 1 (0.094%) GDPR
6 1 (0.094%) MiFID
6 1 (0.094%) PMO
System Software
1 19 (1.79%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.38%) Hyper-V
2 4 (0.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.19%) XenApp
4 1 (0.094%) KVM
4 1 (0.094%) NFS
4 1 (0.094%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (1.04%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 6 (0.57%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (0.57%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (0.19%) Ansible
3 2 (0.19%) Control-M
3 2 (0.19%) ITRS Geneos
3 2 (0.19%) Munin
3 2 (0.19%) Nagios
3 2 (0.19%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.19%) Opsview
3 2 (0.19%) Prometheus
4 1 (0.094%) Puppet
4 1 (0.094%) SCCM
4 1 (0.094%) SCOM
4 1 (0.094%) SCSM
Vendors
1 287 (27.08%) Microsoft
2 132 (12.45%) Oracle
3 84 (7.92%) Tableau
4 24 (2.26%) Cognos
4 24 (2.26%) Informatica
5 20 (1.89%) Sybase
6 19 (1.79%) SAP
7 17 (1.60%) WorldPay
8 15 (1.42%) MicroStrategy
9 14 (1.32%) Salesforce.com
10 13 (1.23%) Talend
10 13 (1.23%) Teradata
11 9 (0.85%) Google
11 9 (0.85%) Infragistics
11 9 (0.85%) VMware
12 7 (0.66%) Adobe
13 6 (0.57%) Aderant
13 6 (0.57%) IBM
14 5 (0.47%) IFS
14 5 (0.47%) iManage