Period
to 20 February 2020

The median annual salary for a SQL Analyst was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 February 2020.

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 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 560 489 457
Rank change year-on-year -71 -32 -84
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL Analyst 531 881 1,160
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.43% 0.58% 0.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% 0.61% 0.68%
Number of salaries quoted 455 770 1,025
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £27,500 £28,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £36,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +2.74% -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 118,197 145,194 170,321
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.50% 95.91% 96.35%
Number of salaries quoted 94,710 116,151 139,435
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £83,750 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 February 2020.

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 20 February 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
England -62 502 £45,000 +5.88% 58
UK excluding London +18 274 £37,500 +2.74% 38
London -100 241 £53,500 +7.00% 23
South East +43 101 £37,500 - 11
North of England +18 55 £35,000 +6.06% 11
East of England +66 48 £50,000 +33.33% 1
Midlands +3 40 £32,500 -18.75% 7
North West +17 31 £35,000 +4.48% 6
West Midlands 0 30 £32,490 -18.78% 3
Yorkshire +39 21 £26,000 -22.96% 5
South West +21 15 £33,000 +1.54% 5
Scotland +34 10 £47,500 +18.75% 2
East Midlands +25 10 £32,500 +8.33% 4
North East +7 3 £32,000 -3.03%
Wales -7 3 £36,404 +30.01% 1
Northern Ireland - 2 £40,750 -

SQL Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 February 2020, 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.

1 517 (97.36%) SQL
2 193 (36.35%) Business Intelligence
3 187 (35.22%) SQL Server
4 152 (28.63%) Finance
5 129 (24.29%) Analytical Skills
6 119 (22.41%) Microsoft
7 114 (21.47%) Analytics
8 99 (18.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 95 (17.89%) Power Platform
10 93 (17.51%) Power BI
11 85 (16.01%) Microsoft Excel
12 84 (15.82%) Python
13 83 (15.63%) Problem-Solving
14 82 (15.44%) .NET
15 72 (13.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 72 (13.56%) Tableau
16 70 (13.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 70 (13.18%) Migration
17 69 (12.99%) Windows
17 69 (12.99%) Degree
18 68 (12.81%) Data Warehouse
19 67 (12.62%) ITIL
20 65 (12.24%) ETL
20 65 (12.24%) R
21 64 (12.05%) Data Modelling
22 63 (11.86%) Data Analysis
23 58 (10.92%) C#
24 56 (10.55%) Oracle
25 54 (10.17%) Visualisation
26 53 (9.98%) User Acceptance Testing

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 37 (6.97%) SAS
2 12 (2.26%) SharePoint
3 10 (1.88%) IIS
4 2 (0.38%) Apache Spark
4 2 (0.38%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.19%) CMS
5 1 (0.19%) ColdFusion
5 1 (0.19%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.19%) Luigi
5 1 (0.19%) MQSeries
5 1 (0.19%) OpenEdge
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.19%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.19%) WebLogic
Applications
1 85 (16.01%) Microsoft Excel
2 22 (4.14%) Microsoft Office
3 16 (3.01%) SPSS
4 11 (2.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.38%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (0.94%) RiskWrite
2 4 (0.75%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (0.56%) Elite 3E
3 3 (0.56%) FastStats
3 3 (0.56%) Markit EDM
4 2 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.38%) Rolfe and Nolan
4 2 (0.38%) thinkFolio
5 1 (0.19%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.19%) Exchequer
5 1 (0.19%) Line 50
5 1 (0.19%) Pegasus Opera
5 1 (0.19%) Sage 200
5 1 (0.19%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 95 (17.89%) Power Platform
2 29 (5.46%) Azure
3 15 (2.82%) SaaS
4 14 (2.64%) AWS
5 8 (1.51%) GCP
6 6 (1.13%) Google Analytics
7 5 (0.94%) Office 365
8 3 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.38%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (0.38%) Dynamics 365
9 2 (0.38%) Google Sheets
9 2 (0.38%) Microsoft Flow
10 1 (0.19%) Azure Data Factory
10 1 (0.19%) CheetahMail
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.56%) DNS
1 3 (0.56%) Internet
1 3 (0.56%) Intranet
1 3 (0.56%) TCP/IP
2 2 (0.38%) FIX Connectivity
3 1 (0.19%) DHCP
3 1 (0.19%) Firewall
3 1 (0.19%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 187 (35.22%) SQL Server
2 99 (18.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 93 (17.51%) Power BI
4 72 (13.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 70 (13.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 68 (12.81%) Data Warehouse
7 40 (7.53%) Relational Database
8 24 (4.52%) Looker
9 22 (4.14%) Crystal Reports
10 21 (3.95%) DB2
11 19 (3.58%) Big Data
12 18 (3.39%) BusinessObjects
13 17 (3.20%) Data Lake
14 16 (3.01%) Oracle Reports
15 15 (2.82%) PostgreSQL
16 14 (2.64%) Amazon Redshift
17 13 (2.45%) BigQuery
18 12 (2.26%) QlikView
19 11 (2.07%) SQL Server 2008
19 11 (2.07%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 30 (5.65%) JIRA
2 13 (2.45%) Visual Studio
3 12 (2.26%) Team Foundation Server
4 11 (2.07%) Git (software)
5 7 (1.32%) Zephyr
6 6 (1.13%) Eclipse
7 5 (0.94%) Selenium
8 4 (0.75%) Cucumber
8 4 (0.75%) Jenkins
8 4 (0.75%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 3 (0.56%) SoapUI
10 2 (0.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (0.38%) Maven
10 2 (0.38%) Oracle APEX
10 2 (0.38%) Postman
10 2 (0.38%) Visual Studio Team System
11 1 (0.19%) DbUnit
11 1 (0.19%) MSI
11 1 (0.19%) Oracle Forms
11 1 (0.19%) WebDriver
General
1 152 (28.63%) Finance
2 47 (8.85%) Banking
3 36 (6.78%) Retail
4 29 (5.46%) Marketing
5 20 (3.77%) Telecoms
6 12 (2.26%) Legal
6 12 (2.26%) Manufacturing
7 10 (1.88%) Games
8 8 (1.51%) Back Office
8 8 (1.51%) Electronics
8 8 (1.51%) Public Sector
9 7 (1.32%) Front Office
9 7 (1.32%) Investment Banking
10 6 (1.13%) Financial Institution
11 4 (0.75%) Advertising
11 4 (0.75%) Publishing
12 3 (0.56%) Law
13 2 (0.38%) Billing
13 2 (0.38%) German Language
13 2 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (15.44%) .NET
2 32 (6.03%) XML
3 23 (4.33%) HTML
4 21 (3.95%) CSS
5 14 (2.64%) HTML5
6 12 (2.26%) ASP.NET
6 12 (2.26%) Node.js
7 8 (1.51%) JSON
7 8 (1.51%) Web Services
8 7 (1.32%) ASP.NET MVC
9 6 (1.13%) FIX Protocol
10 5 (0.94%) REST
11 3 (0.56%) .NET Framework
11 3 (0.56%) Elastic Stack
11 3 (0.56%) Oracle Streams
11 3 (0.56%) SOAP
12 2 (0.38%) Ajax
12 2 (0.38%) AngularJS
12 2 (0.38%) cXML
12 2 (0.38%) XBRL
Miscellaneous
1 129 (24.29%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (3.95%) AS400
2 21 (3.95%) iSeries
2 21 (3.95%) Reinsurance
3 10 (1.88%) Data Structures
4 8 (1.51%) Greenfield Project
4 8 (1.51%) Mobile App
4 8 (1.51%) User Experience
5 6 (1.13%) Management Information System
6 5 (0.94%) Analytical Mindset
6 5 (0.94%) Self-Motivation
7 4 (0.75%) Derivative
7 4 (0.75%) Hedge funds
7 4 (0.75%) NHS
7 4 (0.75%) SWIFT
7 4 (0.75%) Virtual Team
8 3 (0.56%) Client/Server
8 3 (0.56%) EPoS
8 3 (0.56%) Life Science
9 2 (0.38%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 69 (12.99%) Windows
2 34 (6.40%) Linux
3 31 (5.84%) Unix
4 25 (4.71%) Windows Server
5 5 (0.94%) Windows 7
5 5 (0.94%) Windows 8
6 4 (0.75%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (0.75%) Windows XP
7 3 (0.56%) Android
8 2 (0.38%) CentOS
8 2 (0.38%) Debian
8 2 (0.38%) HPUX
8 2 (0.38%) Solaris
8 2 (0.38%) SUSE
8 2 (0.38%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.19%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 193 (36.35%) Business Intelligence
2 114 (21.47%) Analytics
3 83 (15.63%) Problem-Solving
4 70 (13.18%) Migration
5 67 (12.62%) ITIL
6 65 (12.24%) ETL
7 64 (12.05%) Data Modelling
8 63 (11.86%) Data Analysis
9 54 (10.17%) Visualisation
10 53 (9.98%) User Acceptance Testing
11 43 (8.10%) Data Analytics
12 40 (7.53%) Computer Science
13 38 (7.16%) Agile Software Development
14 33 (6.21%) Data Migration
15 32 (6.03%) Service Management
16 28 (5.27%) Fintech
17 26 (4.90%) Data Science
17 26 (4.90%) Mathematics
18 25 (4.71%) Disaster Recovery
18 25 (4.71%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 517 (97.36%) SQL
2 84 (15.82%) Python
3 65 (12.24%) R
4 58 (10.92%) C#
5 51 (9.60%) T-SQL
6 30 (5.65%) JavaScript
7 29 (5.46%) VBA
8 27 (5.08%) VB
9 25 (4.71%) VB.NET
10 23 (4.33%) Java
10 23 (4.33%) PL/SQL
11 22 (4.14%) PowerShell
12 21 (3.95%) RPG
13 8 (1.51%) VBScript
14 7 (1.32%) Perl
14 7 (1.32%) Shell Script
15 6 (1.13%) C
16 5 (0.94%) VB6
17 3 (0.56%) Bash Shell
17 3 (0.56%) PHP
Qualifications
1 69 (12.99%) Degree
2 28 (5.27%) Computer Science Degree
3 13 (2.45%) ISTQB
4 10 (1.88%) ITIL Certification
5 7 (1.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 7 (1.32%) SC Cleared
5 7 (1.32%) Security Cleared
6 6 (1.13%) Master's Degree
6 6 (1.13%) Numerate Degree
7 3 (0.56%) HND
7 3 (0.56%) PhD
8 2 (0.38%) MCP
8 2 (0.38%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.19%) A+ Certification
9 1 (0.19%) AWS Certification
9 1 (0.19%) CISSP
9 1 (0.19%) ISEB
9 1 (0.19%) MCDBA
9 1 (0.19%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (6.03%) Data Quality
1 32 (6.03%) QA
2 26 (4.90%) SLA
3 7 (1.32%) Actionable Recommendations
4 4 (0.75%) Solvency II
5 2 (0.38%) HL7
6 1 (0.19%) GDPR
6 1 (0.19%) IFRS
6 1 (0.19%) MiFID
6 1 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 15 (2.82%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.94%) Hyper-V
2 5 (0.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.38%) Docker
3 2 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.19%) Citrix Hypervisor
4 1 (0.19%) HDFS
4 1 (0.19%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 7 (1.32%) SCCM
2 2 (0.38%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.38%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.19%) Control-M
3 1 (0.19%) EnCase
3 1 (0.19%) FTK
3 1 (0.19%) ITRS Geneos
3 1 (0.19%) Kibana
Vendors
1 119 (22.41%) Microsoft
2 72 (13.56%) Tableau
3 56 (10.55%) Oracle
4 21 (3.95%) MicroStrategy
4 21 (3.95%) ServiceNow
5 16 (3.01%) Google
6 13 (2.45%) IBM
6 13 (2.45%) SAP
7 12 (2.26%) Logi
7 12 (2.26%) Logi Analytics
8 7 (1.32%) VMware
9 6 (1.13%) Cognos
9 6 (1.13%) Infragistics
9 6 (1.13%) PeopleSoft
10 5 (0.94%) Salesforce.com
10 5 (0.94%) Sybase
10 5 (0.94%) Tradeweb
11 3 (0.56%) Apple
11 3 (0.56%) Bloomberg
11 3 (0.56%) Reuters