Period
to 24 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies 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 24 July 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
UK
6 months to
24 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 4 4 4
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 -1
Permanent jobs citing SQL 37331 42151 48241
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.03% 20.83% 21.65%
As % of the Programming Languages category 37.87% 39.81% 42.37%
Number of salaries quoted 31458 36828 41911
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.65% +1.18%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,750
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

SQL is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills.

Programming Language Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 98582 105880 113849
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 55.54% 52.33% 51.09%
Number of salaries quoted 82173 91580 96914
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% +3.45%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -

SQL
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing SQL as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for SQL in the UK

SQL
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for SQL in the UK

SQL
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SQL over the 6 months to 24 July 2017.

Salary histogram for SQL in the UK

SQL
Top 18 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SQL within the UK over the 6 months to 24 July 2017. 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 0 35132 £45,000 - 2286
UK excluding London 0 22350 £40,000 - 1572
London 0 14467 £55,000 - 824
South East 0 6447 £42,500 - 406
North of England 0 6114 £40,000 +6.67% 492
Midlands 0 3569 £40,000 +6.67% 217
North West 0 3279 £40,000 +6.67% 270
Yorkshire 0 2596 £41,500 +10.67% 195
East of England -1 2335 £42,500 - 172
West Midlands 0 2239 £40,000 +6.67% 132
South West -1 2165 £39,000 -1.27% 173
East Midlands -1 1325 £40,000 +6.67% 85
Scotland 0 1201 £40,000 - 86
Wales -2 441 £38,500 +10.00% 21
North East +4 241 £38,000 +7.80% 27
Northern Ireland +5 140 £40,000 +6.67% 5
Isle of Man -2 10 £57,500 +27.78%
Channel Islands -4 1 £55,000 +29.41%

For the 6 months to 24 July 2017, IT jobs citing SQL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for SQL.

1 13545 (36.28%) SQL Server
2 11898 (31.87%) .NET
3 11789 (31.58%) C#
4 11577 (31.01%) Agile Software Development
5 9528 (25.52%) JavaScript
6 9514 (25.49%) Finance
7 9422 (25.24%) Microsoft
8 8274 (22.16%) HTML
9 7902 (21.17%) Java
10 6868 (18.40%) CSS
11 6458 (17.30%) Oracle
12 6266 (16.78%) ASP.NET
13 6228 (16.68%) MVC
14 6000 (16.07%) T-SQL
15 5903 (15.81%) Windows
16 5855 (15.68%) Business Intelligence
17 5565 (14.91%) Degree
18 4573 (12.25%) Linux
19 4452 (11.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 4352 (11.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
21 4303 (11.53%) Analytical Skills
22 3922 (10.51%) XML
23 3785 (10.14%) Scrum
24 3780 (10.13%) TDD
25 3727 (9.98%) Web Services
26 3695 (9.90%) Python
27 3644 (9.76%) jQuery
28 3629 (9.72%) AngularJS
29 3531 (9.46%) Data Warehouse
30 3350 (8.97%) Analytics

SQL
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 1518 (4.07%) IIS
2 1447 (3.88%) SharePoint
3 1041 (2.79%) SAS
4 1015 (2.72%) Tomcat
5 882 (2.36%) Apache
6 718 (1.92%) MS Exchange
7 716 (1.92%) CMS
8 649 (1.74%) JBoss
9 638 (1.71%) Apache Spark
10 508 (1.36%) Elasticsearch
11 500 (1.34%) WebSphere
12 444 (1.19%) WebLogic
13 411 (1.10%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 402 (1.08%) Confluence
15 348 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2010
16 296 (0.79%) BizTalk Server
17 284 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2013
18 223 (0.60%) Umbraco
19 191 (0.51%) Sitecore CMS
20 187 (0.50%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2426 (6.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 1269 (3.40%) Microsoft Office
3 376 (1.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 278 (0.74%) MS Visio
5 256 (0.69%) SPSS
6 158 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
7 91 (0.24%) Microsoft Project
8 80 (0.21%) Photoshop
9 37 (0.099%) Adobe Illustrator
10 33 (0.088%) FileZilla
11 25 (0.067%) Stata
12 18 (0.048%) SPSS Modeler
13 13 (0.035%) Chatbot
14 11 (0.029%) EViews
15 10 (0.027%) InfoPath
16 7 (0.019%) Adobe Creative Suite
16 7 (0.019%) EngageOne
17 6 (0.016%) PaintShop Pro
17 6 (0.016%) Weka
18 4 (0.011%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 626 (1.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 275 (0.74%) Dynamics AX
3 264 (0.71%) Oracle EBS
4 228 (0.61%) Dynamics NAV
5 172 (0.46%) Oracle EBS R12
6 117 (0.31%) Oracle Applications
7 90 (0.24%) Actimize
7 90 (0.24%) Oracle ERP
8 85 (0.23%) Markit EDM
9 77 (0.21%) Oracle Payables
10 74 (0.20%) Adobe Campaign
11 71 (0.19%) Unit4 Business World
12 69 (0.18%) Cognos Business Intelligence
13 68 (0.18%) Oracle 11i
14 66 (0.18%) Magento
14 66 (0.18%) Oracle Receivables
15 64 (0.17%) Maximo
16 61 (0.16%) Eloqua
16 61 (0.16%) Oracle Financials
17 56 (0.15%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 3103 (8.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 2391 (6.40%) Amazon AWS
3 965 (2.58%) SaaS
4 716 (1.92%) Office 365
5 506 (1.36%) GitHub
6 351 (0.94%) PaaS
7 287 (0.77%) Google Cloud Platform
8 285 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
9 255 (0.68%) IaaS
10 188 (0.50%) Google Analytics
11 168 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
12 113 (0.30%) Dynamics 365
13 94 (0.25%) Amazon S3
14 86 (0.23%) Azure Active Directory
15 64 (0.17%) AWS CloudFormation
16 63 (0.17%) Amazon SQS
17 62 (0.17%) Adobe Analytics
18 61 (0.16%) Azure Machine Learning
19 58 (0.16%) AWS Lambda
20 54 (0.14%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 876 (2.35%) Firewall
2 814 (2.18%) DNS
3 742 (1.99%) TCP/IP
4 661 (1.77%) Internet
5 583 (1.56%) HTTP
6 579 (1.55%) SAN
7 475 (1.27%) DHCP
8 404 (1.08%) WAN
9 398 (1.07%) LAN
10 294 (0.79%) VPN
11 221 (0.59%) Intranet
12 211 (0.57%) SSL
13 189 (0.51%) FTP
14 170 (0.46%) VLAN
15 161 (0.43%) VoIP
16 150 (0.40%) Network Security
17 142 (0.38%) SMTP
18 131 (0.35%) Wireless
19 122 (0.33%) NAS
20 111 (0.30%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13545 (36.28%) SQL Server
2 4452 (11.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4352 (11.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3531 (9.46%) Data Warehouse
5 2678 (7.17%) Relational Database
6 2560 (6.86%) MySQL
7 2431 (6.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2325 (6.23%) NoSQL
9 1861 (4.99%) SQL Server 2008
10 1776 (4.76%) Big Data
11 1535 (4.11%) SQL Server 2012
12 1491 (3.99%) Oracle Database
13 1415 (3.79%) MongoDB
14 1174 (3.14%) Power BI
15 1121 (3.00%) Hadoop
16 1070 (2.87%) RDBMS
17 1036 (2.78%) SQL Server 2014
18 894 (2.39%) PostgreSQL
19 866 (2.32%) QlikView
20 726 (1.94%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 2737 (7.33%) Git (software)
2 2140 (5.73%) Visual Studio
3 1802 (4.83%) JIRA
4 1708 (4.58%) Team Foundation Server
5 1553 (4.16%) Selenium
6 1461 (3.91%) Jenkins
7 1423 (3.81%) Subversion
8 977 (2.62%) JUnit
9 906 (2.43%) Maven
10 753 (2.02%) NUnit
11 740 (1.98%) TeamCity
12 642 (1.72%) Cucumber
13 443 (1.19%) Eclipse
14 424 (1.14%) WebDriver
15 362 (0.97%) Oracle Forms
16 351 (0.94%) SpecFlow
17 335 (0.90%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
18 323 (0.87%) Octopus Deploy
19 300 (0.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
20 290 (0.78%) SoapUI
General
1 9514 (25.49%) Finance
2 2783 (7.45%) Banking
3 2098 (5.62%) Retail
4 2010 (5.38%) Marketing
5 1107 (2.97%) Investment Banking
6 955 (2.56%) Telecoms
7 931 (2.49%) Manufacturing
8 827 (2.22%) Advertising
9 730 (1.96%) Front Office
10 679 (1.82%) Legal
11 584 (1.56%) Games
12 568 (1.52%) Electronics
13 553 (1.48%) Retail Banking
14 480 (1.29%) Financial Institution
15 456 (1.22%) Back Office
16 370 (0.99%) Law
17 355 (0.95%) Publishing
18 192 (0.51%) Automotive
19 162 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
20 132 (0.35%) Billing
Job Titles
1 17660 (47.31%) Developer
2 6664 (17.85%) Analyst
3 5118 (13.71%) .NET Developer
4 4758 (12.75%) C# Developer
5 3887 (10.41%) SQL Developer
6 3183 (8.53%) Senior Developer
7 3017 (8.08%) C# .NET Developer
8 2787 (7.47%) Java Developer
9 2262 (6.06%) Software Developer
10 1745 (4.67%) Applications Support
11 1727 (4.63%) Support Analyst
12 1676 (4.49%) ASP.NET Developer
13 1652 (4.43%) DBA
14 1472 (3.94%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 1457 (3.90%) SQL Analyst
16 1455 (3.90%) Consultant
17 1395 (3.74%) C# ASP.NET Developer
18 1338 (3.58%) Software Engineer
19 1223 (3.28%) Junior
20 1185 (3.17%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11898 (31.87%) .NET
2 8274 (22.16%) HTML
3 6868 (18.40%) CSS
4 6266 (16.78%) ASP.NET
5 3922 (10.51%) XML
6 3727 (9.98%) Web Services
7 3644 (9.76%) jQuery
8 3629 (9.72%) AngularJS
9 3161 (8.47%) ASP.NET MVC
10 2694 (7.22%) .NET Framework
11 2342 (6.27%) HTML5
12 2150 (5.76%) Spring
13 1907 (5.11%) ASP.NET Web API
14 1773 (4.75%) REST
15 1771 (4.74%) WCF
16 1500 (4.02%) Entity Framework
17 1493 (4.00%) SOAP
18 1372 (3.68%) Hibernate
19 1352 (3.62%) RESTful
20 1287 (3.45%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 4303 (11.53%) Analytical Skills
2 3041 (8.15%) Computer Science
3 1375 (3.68%) Greenfield Project
4 923 (2.47%) User Experience
5 920 (2.46%) Management Information System
6 858 (2.30%) Fintech
7 848 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
8 766 (2.05%) Mobile App
9 658 (1.76%) Algorithms
10 654 (1.75%) Clustering
11 603 (1.62%) Data Structures
12 580 (1.55%) Replication
13 483 (1.29%) Fixed Income
14 464 (1.24%) Equities
14 464 (1.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 457 (1.22%) Derivative
16 434 (1.16%) Hedge funds
17 400 (1.07%) Client/Server
18 385 (1.03%) Data Centre
19 365 (0.98%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 5903 (15.81%) Windows
2 4573 (12.25%) Linux
3 2722 (7.29%) Unix
4 2174 (5.82%) Windows Server
5 941 (2.52%) Windows Server 2008
6 899 (2.41%) Windows Server 2012
7 746 (2.00%) Android
8 565 (1.51%) Apple iOS
9 458 (1.23%) Windows 7
10 301 (0.81%) Windows Server 2003
11 283 (0.76%) Windows 10
12 263 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 211 (0.57%) Solaris
14 172 (0.46%) Windows 8
15 159 (0.43%) CentOS
16 128 (0.34%) AIX
17 119 (0.32%) Ubuntu
18 78 (0.21%) Windows XP
19 70 (0.19%) Windows Embedded Compact
20 62 (0.17%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11577 (31.01%) Agile Software Development
2 6228 (16.68%) MVC
3 5855 (15.68%) Business Intelligence
4 3785 (10.14%) Scrum
5 3780 (10.13%) TDD
6 3350 (8.97%) Analytics
7 3247 (8.70%) Software Engineering
8 3119 (8.35%) ETL
9 3070 (8.22%) Test Automation
10 2982 (7.99%) OO
11 2978 (7.98%) SDLC
12 2630 (7.05%) Web Development
13 2615 (7.00%) Continuous Integration
14 2115 (5.67%) ITIL
15 1944 (5.21%) DevOps
16 1913 (5.12%) Mentoring
17 1907 (5.11%) Unit Testing
18 1864 (4.99%) Data Modelling
19 1676 (4.49%) CRM
20 1633 (4.37%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 11789 (31.58%) C#
2 9528 (25.52%) JavaScript
3 7902 (21.17%) Java
4 6000 (16.07%) T-SQL
5 3695 (9.90%) Python
6 2510 (6.72%) PL/SQL
7 1856 (4.97%) C++
8 1803 (4.83%) PHP
9 1592 (4.26%) PowerShell
10 1405 (3.76%) VB.NET
11 1059 (2.84%) R
12 1041 (2.79%) VBA
13 1023 (2.74%) Shell Script
14 996 (2.67%) C
15 964 (2.58%) VB
16 959 (2.57%) Ruby
17 904 (2.42%) Perl
18 723 (1.94%) Bash Shell
19 618 (1.66%) Scala
20 438 (1.17%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 5565 (14.91%) Degree
2 1413 (3.79%) Computer Science Degree
3 789 (2.11%) Microsoft Certification
4 722 (1.93%) Security Cleared
5 611 (1.64%) ISEB
6 527 (1.41%) ISTQB
7 374 (1.00%) SC Cleared
8 322 (0.86%) MCSE
9 311 (0.83%) PhD
10 293 (0.78%) Numerate Degree
11 201 (0.54%) Cisco Certification
12 187 (0.50%) Master's Degree
13 186 (0.50%) MCSA
14 178 (0.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 176 (0.47%) CCNA
16 170 (0.46%) ITIL Certification
17 146 (0.39%) MCITP
18 143 (0.38%) PMI Certification
19 139 (0.37%) MCP
20 138 (0.37%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1955 (5.24%) QA
2 776 (2.08%) Data Quality
3 616 (1.65%) SLA
4 150 (0.40%) PCI DSS
5 139 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 126 (0.34%) MiFID
7 98 (0.26%) ISO 9001
8 96 (0.26%) Basel III
9 85 (0.23%) PMO
10 50 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 47 (0.13%) GDPR
12 43 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 40 (0.11%) EMIR
14 34 (0.091%) SEPA
15 26 (0.070%) Solvency II
16 24 (0.064%) Dodd-Frank
17 23 (0.062%) Actionable Recommendations
18 20 (0.054%) ISO 20022
19 19 (0.051%) GCP
20 18 (0.048%) IFRS
System Software
1 1828 (4.90%) Active Directory
2 975 (2.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 650 (1.74%) Docker
4 579 (1.55%) Hyper-V
5 352 (0.94%) vSphere
6 236 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
7 223 (0.60%) XenApp
8 146 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
9 145 (0.39%) XenServer
10 134 (0.36%) Oracle RAC
11 117 (0.31%) Xen
12 102 (0.27%) XenDesktop
13 88 (0.24%) Terminal Services
14 75 (0.20%) VMware Workstation
15 69 (0.18%) HDFS
16 62 (0.17%) KVM
17 60 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
18 51 (0.14%) Firmware
19 49 (0.13%) Apache Flume
20 34 (0.091%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 724 (1.94%) Puppet
2 623 (1.67%) Opscode Chef
3 492 (1.32%) Ansible
4 372 (1.00%) SCCM
5 221 (0.59%) Nagios
6 219 (0.59%) SCOM
7 141 (0.38%) Backup Exec
8 137 (0.37%) Tivoli
9 133 (0.36%) Kubernetes
10 129 (0.35%) Oracle RMAN
11 123 (0.33%) HP Quality Center
12 118 (0.32%) Control-M
13 107 (0.29%) Data Guard
14 103 (0.28%) WSUS
15 99 (0.27%) Cobbler
16 98 (0.26%) Terraform
17 94 (0.25%) Opsview
18 92 (0.25%) Failover Clustering
19 80 (0.21%) Microsoft Clustering
20 77 (0.21%) Kibana
Vendors
1 9422 (25.24%) Microsoft
2 6458 (17.30%) Oracle
3 1650 (4.42%) VMware
4 1538 (4.12%) Tableau
5 1177 (3.15%) SAP
6 692 (1.85%) Google
7 672 (1.80%) IBM
8 649 (1.74%) Cisco
9 639 (1.71%) Citrix
10 540 (1.45%) HP
11 492 (1.32%) Sybase
12 478 (1.28%) Cognos
13 377 (1.01%) Red Hat
14 340 (0.91%) Salesforce.com
15 329 (0.88%) Informatica
16 313 (0.84%) Xamarin
17 307 (0.82%) Splunk
18 297 (0.80%) NetApp
19 257 (0.69%) Sitecore
20 250 (0.67%) Adobe
Fareham, Hampshire
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Optima Connections
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
North West London
Davanti Solutions
Salary: From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Big Wednesday Digital Ltd
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 5 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Havant, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £30000.00 - £42000.00 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Venturi
Salary: £30000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + bonus and full benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 18 hours ago
West London
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £65k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
South East London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000-50,000+BENEFITS
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Venturi
Salary: £55000 - £65000.00 per annum + full benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Robert Walters
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Kent
Premier Group Recruitment
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Cloud Computing International
Salary: £27500 per annum + Additional benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Candour Solutions
Salary: From £25,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Greater Manchester
Resource Group
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Revolution Technology
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
York, North Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £45000.00 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Bedfordshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Colchester, Essex
Hurren and Hope
Salary: £45k - 55k per year + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Newbury, Berkshire
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: £30k - 35k per year + Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago