Period
to 20 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 20 July 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
UK
6 months to
20 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 4 4 4
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 -1
Permanent jobs citing SQL 37313 42378 47958
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.07% 20.88% 21.64%
As % of the Programming Languages category 37.98% 39.88% 42.39%
Number of salaries quoted 31516 36996 41640
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,926
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.83% +1.00%
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 98241 106270 113140
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 55.48% 52.36% 51.06%
Number of salaries quoted 82116 91868 96303
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% +3.45%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,000 £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 20 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 20 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 35058 £45,000 - 2314
UK excluding London 0 22401 £40,000 - 1573
London 0 14339 £55,000 - 861
South East 0 6449 £42,500 - 416
North of England 0 6151 £40,000 +6.67% 485
Midlands 0 3584 £40,000 +6.67% 221
North West 0 3297 £40,000 +6.67% 279
Yorkshire 0 2611 £41,500 +10.67% 179
East of England -1 2336 £42,500 - 167
West Midlands 0 2251 £40,000 +6.67% 135
South West -1 2166 £39,000 -1.07% 161
East Midlands -1 1327 £40,000 +6.67% 86
Scotland 0 1195 £40,000 - 84
Wales -2 444 £38,500 +10.00% 34
North East +4 245 £38,000 +7.80% 27
Northern Ireland +7 140 £40,000 +6.67% 5
Isle of Man -2 10 £57,500 +27.78%
Channel Islands -3 1 £55,000 +37.50%

For the 6 months to 20 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 13547 (36.31%) SQL Server
2 11895 (31.88%) .NET
3 11793 (31.61%) C#
4 11568 (31.00%) Agile Software Development
5 9536 (25.56%) JavaScript
6 9464 (25.36%) Finance
7 9410 (25.22%) Microsoft
8 8281 (22.19%) HTML
9 7882 (21.12%) Java
10 6864 (18.40%) CSS
11 6419 (17.20%) Oracle
12 6274 (16.81%) ASP.NET
13 6234 (16.71%) MVC
14 6017 (16.13%) T-SQL
15 5893 (15.79%) Windows
16 5862 (15.71%) Business Intelligence
17 5580 (14.95%) Degree
18 4567 (12.24%) Linux
19 4460 (11.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 4371 (11.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
21 4282 (11.48%) Analytical Skills
22 3925 (10.52%) XML
23 3790 (10.16%) Scrum
24 3764 (10.09%) TDD
25 3711 (9.95%) Web Services
26 3676 (9.85%) Python
27 3648 (9.78%) jQuery
28 3620 (9.70%) AngularJS
29 3533 (9.47%) Data Warehouse
30 3318 (8.89%) 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 1515 (4.06%) IIS
2 1444 (3.87%) SharePoint
3 1041 (2.79%) SAS
4 1000 (2.68%) Tomcat
5 879 (2.36%) Apache
6 718 (1.92%) MS Exchange
7 715 (1.92%) CMS
8 645 (1.73%) JBoss
9 631 (1.69%) Apache Spark
10 508 (1.36%) Elasticsearch
11 499 (1.34%) WebSphere
12 439 (1.18%) WebLogic
13 412 (1.10%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 410 (1.10%) Confluence
15 348 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2010
16 294 (0.79%) BizTalk Server
17 282 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2013
18 226 (0.61%) Umbraco
19 191 (0.51%) Sitecore CMS
20 184 (0.49%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2412 (6.46%) Microsoft Excel
2 1265 (3.39%) Microsoft Office
3 369 (0.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 276 (0.74%) MS Visio
5 254 (0.68%) SPSS
6 158 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
7 89 (0.24%) Microsoft Project
8 79 (0.21%) Photoshop
9 36 (0.096%) Adobe Illustrator
10 31 (0.083%) 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%) Gephi
Business Applications
1 621 (1.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 271 (0.73%) Dynamics AX
3 264 (0.71%) Oracle EBS
4 223 (0.60%) Dynamics NAV
5 174 (0.47%) Oracle EBS R12
6 118 (0.32%) Oracle Applications
7 91 (0.24%) Oracle ERP
8 86 (0.23%) Markit EDM
9 85 (0.23%) Actimize
10 77 (0.21%) Oracle Payables
11 75 (0.20%) Adobe Campaign
12 73 (0.20%) Unit4 Business World
13 69 (0.18%) Cognos Business Intelligence
13 69 (0.18%) Magento
14 68 (0.18%) Oracle 11i
15 67 (0.18%) Oracle Receivables
16 64 (0.17%) Maximo
17 61 (0.16%) Eloqua
18 60 (0.16%) Oracle Financials
19 54 (0.14%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 3087 (8.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 2385 (6.39%) Amazon AWS
3 963 (2.58%) SaaS
4 718 (1.92%) Office 365
5 496 (1.33%) GitHub
6 347 (0.93%) PaaS
7 289 (0.77%) Google Cloud Platform
8 279 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
9 251 (0.67%) IaaS
10 186 (0.50%) Google Analytics
11 168 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
12 108 (0.29%) Dynamics 365
13 95 (0.25%) Amazon S3
14 84 (0.23%) Azure Active Directory
15 64 (0.17%) AWS CloudFormation
16 63 (0.17%) Adobe Analytics
16 63 (0.17%) Amazon SQS
17 59 (0.16%) Azure Machine Learning
18 58 (0.16%) AWS Lambda
19 54 (0.14%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 884 (2.37%) Firewall
2 814 (2.18%) DNS
3 741 (1.99%) TCP/IP
4 655 (1.76%) Internet
5 583 (1.56%) SAN
6 580 (1.55%) HTTP
7 472 (1.26%) DHCP
8 408 (1.09%) WAN
9 402 (1.08%) LAN
10 291 (0.78%) VPN
11 223 (0.60%) Intranet
12 203 (0.54%) SSL
13 191 (0.51%) FTP
14 173 (0.46%) VLAN
15 163 (0.44%) VoIP
16 157 (0.42%) Network Security
17 139 (0.37%) SMTP
18 131 (0.35%) Wireless
19 122 (0.33%) NAS
20 111 (0.30%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13547 (36.31%) SQL Server
2 4460 (11.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4371 (11.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3533 (9.47%) Data Warehouse
5 2674 (7.17%) Relational Database
6 2533 (6.79%) MySQL
7 2454 (6.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2320 (6.22%) NoSQL
9 1875 (5.03%) SQL Server 2008
10 1770 (4.74%) Big Data
11 1540 (4.13%) SQL Server 2012
12 1477 (3.96%) Oracle Database
13 1413 (3.79%) MongoDB
14 1181 (3.17%) Power BI
15 1122 (3.01%) Hadoop
16 1063 (2.85%) RDBMS
17 1028 (2.76%) SQL Server 2014
18 886 (2.37%) PostgreSQL
19 874 (2.34%) QlikView
20 723 (1.94%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 2727 (7.31%) Git (software)
2 2131 (5.71%) Visual Studio
3 1786 (4.79%) JIRA
4 1715 (4.60%) Team Foundation Server
5 1547 (4.15%) Selenium
6 1454 (3.90%) Jenkins
7 1431 (3.84%) Subversion
8 975 (2.61%) JUnit
9 906 (2.43%) Maven
10 750 (2.01%) NUnit
11 741 (1.99%) TeamCity
12 642 (1.72%) Cucumber
13 440 (1.18%) Eclipse
14 421 (1.13%) WebDriver
15 361 (0.97%) Oracle Forms
16 344 (0.92%) SpecFlow
17 333 (0.89%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
18 322 (0.86%) Octopus Deploy
19 303 (0.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
20 288 (0.77%) SoapUI
General
1 9464 (25.36%) Finance
2 2731 (7.32%) Banking
3 2051 (5.50%) Retail
4 2005 (5.37%) Marketing
5 1051 (2.82%) Investment Banking
6 939 (2.52%) Telecoms
7 923 (2.47%) Manufacturing
8 836 (2.24%) Advertising
9 718 (1.92%) Front Office
10 695 (1.86%) Legal
11 574 (1.54%) Games
12 558 (1.50%) Electronics
13 498 (1.33%) Retail Banking
14 482 (1.29%) Financial Institution
15 462 (1.24%) Back Office
16 369 (0.99%) Law
17 348 (0.93%) Publishing
18 192 (0.51%) Automotive
19 163 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
20 131 (0.35%) Billing
Job Titles
1 17650 (47.30%) Developer
2 6665 (17.86%) Analyst
3 5133 (13.76%) .NET Developer
4 4766 (12.77%) C# Developer
5 3902 (10.46%) SQL Developer
6 3179 (8.52%) Senior Developer
7 3024 (8.10%) C# .NET Developer
8 2773 (7.43%) Java Developer
9 2267 (6.08%) Software Developer
10 1755 (4.70%) Applications Support
11 1733 (4.64%) Support Analyst
12 1676 (4.49%) ASP.NET Developer
13 1657 (4.44%) DBA
14 1479 (3.96%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 1464 (3.92%) SQL Analyst
16 1447 (3.88%) Consultant
17 1389 (3.72%) C# ASP.NET Developer
18 1336 (3.58%) Software Engineer
19 1228 (3.29%) Junior
20 1190 (3.19%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11895 (31.88%) .NET
2 8281 (22.19%) HTML
3 6864 (18.40%) CSS
4 6274 (16.81%) ASP.NET
5 3925 (10.52%) XML
6 3711 (9.95%) Web Services
7 3648 (9.78%) jQuery
8 3620 (9.70%) AngularJS
9 3167 (8.49%) ASP.NET MVC
10 2701 (7.24%) .NET Framework
11 2355 (6.31%) HTML5
12 2133 (5.72%) Spring
13 1904 (5.10%) ASP.NET Web API
14 1783 (4.78%) WCF
15 1769 (4.74%) REST
16 1502 (4.03%) Entity Framework
17 1483 (3.97%) SOAP
18 1368 (3.67%) Hibernate
19 1327 (3.56%) RESTful
20 1270 (3.40%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 4282 (11.48%) Analytical Skills
2 3044 (8.16%) Computer Science
3 1360 (3.64%) Greenfield Project
4 930 (2.49%) Management Information System
5 912 (2.44%) User Experience
6 856 (2.29%) Fintech
7 820 (2.20%) Enterprise Software
8 771 (2.07%) Mobile App
9 655 (1.76%) Clustering
10 654 (1.75%) Algorithms
11 593 (1.59%) Data Structures
12 585 (1.57%) Replication
13 485 (1.30%) Fixed Income
14 450 (1.21%) Equities
15 438 (1.17%) Derivative
15 438 (1.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 435 (1.17%) Hedge funds
17 403 (1.08%) Client/Server
18 382 (1.02%) Data Centre
18 382 (1.02%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 5893 (15.79%) Windows
2 4567 (12.24%) Linux
3 2709 (7.26%) Unix
4 2175 (5.83%) Windows Server
5 941 (2.52%) Windows Server 2008
6 902 (2.42%) Windows Server 2012
7 751 (2.01%) Android
8 565 (1.51%) Apple iOS
9 463 (1.24%) Windows 7
10 306 (0.82%) Windows Server 2003
11 283 (0.76%) Windows 10
12 266 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 208 (0.56%) Solaris
14 173 (0.46%) Windows 8
15 166 (0.44%) CentOS
16 127 (0.34%) AIX
17 122 (0.33%) Ubuntu
18 78 (0.21%) Windows XP
19 70 (0.19%) Windows Embedded Compact
20 62 (0.17%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11568 (31.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6234 (16.71%) MVC
3 5862 (15.71%) Business Intelligence
4 3790 (10.16%) Scrum
5 3764 (10.09%) TDD
6 3318 (8.89%) Analytics
7 3258 (8.73%) Software Engineering
8 3131 (8.39%) ETL
9 3066 (8.22%) Test Automation
10 2971 (7.96%) OO
11 2946 (7.90%) SDLC
12 2621 (7.02%) Web Development
13 2614 (7.01%) Continuous Integration
14 2098 (5.62%) ITIL
15 1936 (5.19%) DevOps
16 1920 (5.15%) Mentoring
17 1899 (5.09%) Unit Testing
18 1849 (4.96%) Data Modelling
19 1677 (4.49%) CRM
20 1637 (4.39%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 11793 (31.61%) C#
2 9536 (25.56%) JavaScript
3 7882 (21.12%) Java
4 6017 (16.13%) T-SQL
5 3676 (9.85%) Python
6 2480 (6.65%) PL/SQL
7 1848 (4.95%) C++
8 1803 (4.83%) PHP
9 1565 (4.19%) PowerShell
10 1411 (3.78%) VB.NET
11 1059 (2.84%) R
12 1043 (2.80%) VBA
13 1017 (2.73%) Shell Script
14 996 (2.67%) C
15 963 (2.58%) VB
16 953 (2.55%) Ruby
17 886 (2.37%) Perl
18 717 (1.92%) Bash Shell
19 619 (1.66%) Scala
20 437 (1.17%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 5580 (14.95%) Degree
2 1417 (3.80%) Computer Science Degree
3 792 (2.12%) Microsoft Certification
4 718 (1.92%) Security Cleared
5 613 (1.64%) ISEB
6 529 (1.42%) ISTQB
7 375 (1.01%) SC Cleared
8 324 (0.87%) MCSE
9 308 (0.83%) PhD
10 297 (0.80%) Numerate Degree
11 203 (0.54%) Cisco Certification
12 188 (0.50%) Master's Degree
13 185 (0.50%) MCSA
14 180 (0.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 177 (0.47%) CCNA
16 170 (0.46%) ITIL Certification
17 145 (0.39%) MCITP
17 145 (0.39%) PMI Certification
18 142 (0.38%) MCP
19 136 (0.36%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1949 (5.22%) QA
2 773 (2.07%) Data Quality
3 624 (1.67%) SLA
4 149 (0.40%) PCI DSS
5 140 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 127 (0.34%) MiFID
7 100 (0.27%) ISO 9001
8 85 (0.23%) PMO
9 84 (0.23%) Basel III
10 49 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 47 (0.13%) GDPR
12 43 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 40 (0.11%) EMIR
14 31 (0.083%) SEPA
15 26 (0.070%) Solvency II
16 24 (0.064%) Actionable Recommendations
16 24 (0.064%) Dodd-Frank
17 20 (0.054%) ISO 20022
18 19 (0.051%) IFRS
19 18 (0.048%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 1816 (4.87%) Active Directory
2 977 (2.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 649 (1.74%) Docker
4 582 (1.56%) Hyper-V
5 352 (0.94%) vSphere
6 237 (0.64%) VMware ESXi
7 222 (0.59%) XenApp
8 146 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
8 146 (0.39%) XenServer
9 135 (0.36%) Oracle RAC
10 119 (0.32%) Xen
11 101 (0.27%) XenDesktop
12 89 (0.24%) Terminal Services
13 75 (0.20%) VMware Workstation
14 69 (0.18%) HDFS
15 60 (0.16%) KVM
16 59 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
17 52 (0.14%) Firmware
18 48 (0.13%) Apache Flume
19 34 (0.091%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 720 (1.93%) Puppet
2 618 (1.66%) Opscode Chef
3 489 (1.31%) Ansible
4 362 (0.97%) SCCM
5 226 (0.61%) Nagios
6 221 (0.59%) SCOM
7 143 (0.38%) Backup Exec
8 137 (0.37%) Tivoli
9 131 (0.35%) Kubernetes
10 129 (0.35%) Oracle RMAN
11 124 (0.33%) HP Quality Center
12 120 (0.32%) Control-M
13 107 (0.29%) Data Guard
14 102 (0.27%) WSUS
15 100 (0.27%) Cobbler
16 98 (0.26%) Terraform
17 91 (0.24%) Opsview
18 89 (0.24%) Failover Clustering
19 82 (0.22%) Microsoft Clustering
20 80 (0.21%) Kibana
Vendors
1 9410 (25.22%) Microsoft
2 6419 (17.20%) Oracle
3 1653 (4.43%) VMware
4 1541 (4.13%) Tableau
5 1164 (3.12%) SAP
6 703 (1.88%) Google
7 665 (1.78%) IBM
8 649 (1.74%) Cisco
9 639 (1.71%) Citrix
10 542 (1.45%) HP
11 488 (1.31%) Sybase
12 472 (1.26%) Cognos
13 388 (1.04%) Red Hat
14 347 (0.93%) Salesforce.com
15 339 (0.91%) Informatica
16 310 (0.83%) Xamarin
17 302 (0.81%) Splunk
18 294 (0.79%) NetApp
19 257 (0.69%) Sitecore
20 252 (0.68%) Adobe
Warwickshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £26000.00 - £37000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Plymouth, Devon
set2recruit
Salary: From £28,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
South Wales
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £60000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
X4 Group
Salary: £35k - 42k per year
Posted: 1 hour ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Talent International
Salary: £25000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Up to 45K + 25 days holiday + 5% Pension
Posted: 1 hour ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Package
Posted: 3 hours ago
North West London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45-50K (Flexible) + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Consult Resolute Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £40,000 per annum + Lots of benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire
Davanti Solutions
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Sanderson
Salary: £18000.00 - £22000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Roc Search
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 1 hour ago
Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Ossett, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum Pension
Posted: 1 hour ago
Plymouth, Devon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £35k to £50k + benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Greater Manchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £55000 per annum, Benefits Free Parking + Free Lunches
Posted: 7 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
CPS Group UK
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Salary: £40k - 45k per year
Posted: 1 hour ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Tyne and Wear
Lawrence Harvey
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Pension
Posted: 7 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Buckinghamshire
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum.
Posted: 5 hours ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago