Period
to 23 October 2018

The median annual salary for a SQL Analyst was £40,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 October 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
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 489 383 343
Rank change year-on-year -106 -40 -68
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL Analyst 944 1,462 1,780
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.57% 0.83% 0.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.60% 0.87% 0.97%
Number of salaries quoted 840 1,216 1,604
UK median annual salary £40,500 £40,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.25% +3.90% -3.75%
10th Percentile £27,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £66,250 £65,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,000 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year -2.78% +2.86% +2.94%

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 158,028 168,578 183,103
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.91% 95.95% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 127,272 135,008 153,428
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +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% - +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 23 October 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 23 October 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 -85 920 £41,000 +2.50% 80
London -28 500 £47,500 -5.00% 42
UK excluding London -141 441 £35,000 -2.78% 42
South East -58 163 £37,500 - 7
North of England -31 117 £32,500 -7.14% 18
Midlands +19 73 £35,000 -6.67% 6
North West -17 70 £35,000 - 8
West Midlands +39 51 £34,000 -9.33% 4
Yorkshire +5 46 £32,500 -7.14% 9
South West -54 36 £40,000 +14.29% 2
East of England -61 31 £41,000 +2.50% 5
East Midlands -3 22 £36,250 +42.16% 2
Scotland -78 18 £30,500 -23.75% 2
Wales +5 3 £27,500 -16.03% 1
Channel Islands - 2 £45,000 -
North East -51 1 £42,500 -5.56% 1

SQL Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 917 (97.14%) SQL
2 392 (41.53%) SQL Server
3 328 (34.75%) Finance
4 251 (26.59%) Business Intelligence
5 230 (24.36%) Microsoft
6 206 (21.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 186 (19.70%) T-SQL
8 180 (19.07%) Microsoft Excel
9 150 (15.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 146 (15.47%) Analytical Skills
11 139 (14.72%) Oracle
12 133 (14.09%) Problem-Solving
13 127 (13.45%) Degree
14 126 (13.35%) Analytics
15 125 (13.24%) Data Warehouse
16 123 (13.03%) Agile Software Development
17 121 (12.82%) Data Analysis
18 108 (11.44%) Java
19 106 (11.23%) C#
20 102 (10.81%) Banking
21 101 (10.70%) Python
22 98 (10.38%) Windows
23 95 (10.06%) .NET
24 90 (9.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
25 85 (9.00%) Unix
26 84 (8.90%) ETL
27 81 (8.58%) Marketing
28 80 (8.47%) Power BI
29 79 (8.37%) Linux
30 78 (8.26%) PL/SQL

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 48 (5.08%) SAS
2 21 (2.22%) IIS
3 19 (2.01%) SharePoint
4 17 (1.80%) JBoss
5 14 (1.48%) Tomcat
6 12 (1.27%) Confluence
7 9 (0.95%) NServiceBus
7 9 (0.95%) WebSphere
8 5 (0.53%) Apache
8 5 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
8 5 (0.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 4 (0.42%) Apache Solr
10 3 (0.32%) Apache Spark
10 3 (0.32%) GlassFish
10 3 (0.32%) MS Exchange
10 3 (0.32%) OpenEdge
11 2 (0.21%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (0.21%) WebSphere Application Server
12 1 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2010
12 1 (0.11%) WebLogic
Applications
1 180 (19.07%) Microsoft Excel
2 58 (6.14%) Microsoft Office
3 14 (1.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (0.85%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.74%) SPSS
6 3 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.21%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 8 (0.85%) Oracle Receivables
1 8 (0.85%) Unit4 Business World
2 7 (0.74%) Oracle Payables
3 5 (0.53%) SAP Business One
4 4 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.42%) iTrent
5 3 (0.32%) Epicor Tropos
5 3 (0.32%) Northgate Housing
5 3 (0.32%) Raiser's Edge
5 3 (0.32%) thinkFolio
6 2 (0.21%) Adobe Campaign
6 2 (0.21%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 2 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.21%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.11%) Bloomberg AIM
7 1 (0.11%) Magento
7 1 (0.11%) PeopleSoft CRM
7 1 (0.11%) Sage 500
7 1 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.11%) SunGard GMI
Cloud Services
1 46 (4.87%) Microsoft Azure
2 33 (3.50%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (1.69%) SaaS
4 5 (0.53%) OpenShift
5 4 (0.42%) Google Analytics
6 3 (0.32%) Dynamics 365
6 3 (0.32%) GitHub
6 3 (0.32%) Office 365
7 1 (0.11%) Adobe Analytics
7 1 (0.11%) Azure Functions
7 1 (0.11%) Boomi
7 1 (0.11%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.11%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.11%) IaaS
7 1 (0.11%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 12 (1.27%) FIX Connectivity
2 11 (1.17%) Internet
3 10 (1.06%) LAN
3 10 (1.06%) WAN
4 7 (0.74%) DNS
4 7 (0.74%) TCP/IP
5 6 (0.64%) FTP
5 6 (0.64%) SMS
6 5 (0.53%) Intranet
6 5 (0.53%) Wireshark
7 4 (0.42%) DHCP
8 3 (0.32%) Firewall
9 1 (0.11%) 3G
9 1 (0.11%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 392 (41.53%) SQL Server
2 206 (21.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 150 (15.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 125 (13.24%) Data Warehouse
5 90 (9.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 80 (8.47%) Power BI
7 62 (6.57%) SQL Server 2008
8 58 (6.14%) Relational Database
9 45 (4.77%) Crystal Reports
10 39 (4.13%) MySQL
10 39 (4.13%) PostgreSQL
11 25 (2.65%) BusinessObjects
12 24 (2.54%) Big Data
12 24 (2.54%) MS Access
12 24 (2.54%) SQL Server 2012
13 23 (2.44%) RDBMS
14 22 (2.33%) Hadoop
15 20 (2.12%) MongoDB
15 20 (2.12%) Oracle Reports
15 20 (2.12%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 27 (2.86%) JIRA
2 26 (2.75%) Team Foundation Server
3 21 (2.22%) Visual Studio
4 13 (1.38%) Eclipse
5 10 (1.06%) Cucumber
6 9 (0.95%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 8 (0.85%) Selenium
8 6 (0.64%) SoapUI
9 5 (0.53%) Git (software)
9 5 (0.53%) Jenkins
9 5 (0.53%) JUnit
9 5 (0.53%) Maven
9 5 (0.53%) TeamCity
10 4 (0.42%) Moq
10 4 (0.42%) NUnit
10 4 (0.42%) Toad
10 4 (0.42%) Visual Studio Team System
11 3 (0.32%) Hudson
11 3 (0.32%) MSTest
11 3 (0.32%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 328 (34.75%) Finance
2 102 (10.81%) Banking
3 81 (8.58%) Marketing
4 60 (6.36%) Retail
4 60 (6.36%) Telecoms
5 53 (5.61%) Front Office
6 25 (2.65%) Manufacturing
7 24 (2.54%) Billing
8 20 (2.12%) Advertising
8 20 (2.12%) Back Office
9 19 (2.01%) Legal
10 18 (1.91%) Law
11 17 (1.80%) Electronics
11 17 (1.80%) Investment Banking
12 8 (0.85%) Financial Institution
12 8 (0.85%) Games
13 5 (0.53%) Automotive
13 5 (0.53%) Corporate Banking
14 4 (0.42%) French Language
15 3 (0.32%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (10.06%) .NET
2 65 (6.89%) XML
3 60 (6.36%) HTML
4 37 (3.92%) ASP.NET
5 36 (3.81%) FIX Protocol
6 34 (3.60%) Web Services
7 21 (2.22%) SOAP
8 17 (1.80%) CSS
9 14 (1.48%) .NET Framework
9 14 (1.48%) XSLT
10 13 (1.38%) ASP.NET MVC
11 12 (1.27%) AngularJS
11 12 (1.27%) Kafka
12 11 (1.17%) MDX
13 10 (1.06%) ASP.NET Web API
13 10 (1.06%) HTML5
13 10 (1.06%) REST
14 8 (0.85%) Hibernate
15 6 (0.64%) Java EE
15 6 (0.64%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 146 (15.47%) Analytical Skills
2 50 (5.30%) Derivative
2 50 (5.30%) Fintech
3 40 (4.24%) Computer Science
4 38 (4.03%) Equities
5 30 (3.18%) Management Information System
6 29 (3.07%) Fixed Income
7 26 (2.75%) Self-Motivation
8 23 (2.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 20 (2.12%) Hedge funds
10 16 (1.69%) Equity Derivative
11 15 (1.59%) Data Structures
11 15 (1.59%) Reinsurance
12 13 (1.38%) Enterprise Software
13 12 (1.27%) Driving Licence
14 10 (1.06%) Linux Command Line
15 8 (0.85%) Client/Server
15 8 (0.85%) Credit Risk
15 8 (0.85%) NHS
15 8 (0.85%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 98 (10.38%) Windows
2 85 (9.00%) Unix
3 79 (8.37%) Linux
4 41 (4.34%) Windows Server
5 15 (1.59%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (1.38%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (1.27%) CentOS
8 11 (1.17%) SUSE
9 10 (1.06%) Fedora
9 10 (1.06%) Ubuntu
10 5 (0.53%) Windows 7
11 4 (0.42%) Solaris
11 4 (0.42%) Windows 10
12 3 (0.32%) AIX
12 3 (0.32%) Debian
12 3 (0.32%) Windows 8
12 3 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.11%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.11%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.11%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 251 (26.59%) Business Intelligence
2 133 (14.09%) Problem-Solving
3 126 (13.35%) Analytics
4 123 (13.03%) Agile Software Development
5 121 (12.82%) Data Analysis
6 84 (8.90%) ETL
7 75 (7.94%) CRM
8 67 (7.10%) Data Modelling
9 60 (6.36%) Visualisation
10 55 (5.83%) ITIL
11 50 (5.30%) Asset Management
12 48 (5.08%) Data Analytics
13 43 (4.56%) Business Analysis
13 43 (4.56%) ERP
14 42 (4.45%) Decision-Making
14 42 (4.45%) Performance Tuning
15 39 (4.13%) Scrum
16 38 (4.03%) Mathematics
17 36 (3.81%) Data Management
18 35 (3.71%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 917 (97.14%) SQL
2 186 (19.70%) T-SQL
3 108 (11.44%) Java
4 106 (11.23%) C#
5 101 (10.70%) Python
6 78 (8.26%) PL/SQL
7 72 (7.63%) VBA
8 59 (6.25%) JavaScript
9 48 (5.08%) Perl
9 48 (5.08%) VB
10 38 (4.03%) R
11 33 (3.50%) Shell Script
12 32 (3.39%) C++
12 32 (3.39%) PowerShell
13 28 (2.97%) Bash Shell
14 22 (2.33%) PHP
15 19 (2.01%) VB.NET
16 16 (1.69%) VBScript
17 11 (1.17%) Ruby
18 10 (1.06%) ANSI SQL
Qualifications
1 127 (13.45%) Degree
2 19 (2.01%) ISEB
3 17 (1.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 15 (1.59%) Computer Science Degree
5 14 (1.48%) ISTQB
5 14 (1.48%) Master's Degree
5 14 (1.48%) Numerate Degree
6 12 (1.27%) PhD
7 8 (0.85%) Security Cleared
8 7 (0.74%) SC Cleared
9 3 (0.32%) Postgraduate
10 2 (0.21%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.21%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.11%) BC Cleared
11 1 (0.11%) MBA
11 1 (0.11%) MCSE
11 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (6.04%) QA
2 49 (5.19%) Data Quality
3 18 (1.91%) SLA
4 6 (0.64%) GDPR
5 3 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.21%) IFRS
6 2 (0.21%) IFRS 9
6 2 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.11%) EMIR
7 1 (0.11%) FATCA
7 1 (0.11%) MiFID
System Software
1 11 (1.17%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.42%) Docker
3 3 (0.32%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.21%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.11%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.11%) Xen
5 1 (0.11%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (0.64%) Nagios
2 5 (0.53%) Control-M
2 5 (0.53%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (0.53%) Kubernetes
2 5 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (0.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 4 (0.42%) SCOM
4 3 (0.32%) BMC PATROL
4 3 (0.32%) Kibana
4 3 (0.32%) Perfmon
4 3 (0.32%) Puppet
5 2 (0.21%) Ansible
5 2 (0.21%) Automic
6 1 (0.11%) HP ALM
6 1 (0.11%) ITRS Geneos
6 1 (0.11%) logstash
6 1 (0.11%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 230 (24.36%) Microsoft
2 139 (14.72%) Oracle
3 72 (7.63%) Tableau
4 35 (3.71%) Sybase
5 31 (3.28%) SAP
6 15 (1.59%) Salesforce.com
7 12 (1.27%) Red Hat
8 10 (1.06%) Sage
9 9 (0.95%) MicroStrategy
10 8 (0.85%) Citrix
10 8 (0.85%) Google
10 8 (0.85%) Infragistics
11 7 (0.74%) BT
11 7 (0.74%) Cognos
11 7 (0.74%) Fidessa
11 7 (0.74%) Informatica
12 6 (0.64%) Bloomberg
12 6 (0.64%) HP
12 6 (0.64%) Teradata
12 6 (0.64%) VMware