Period
to 3 July 2020

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with an option to work from home (WFH) and 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 3 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
3 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 10 11 7
Rank change year-on-year +1 -4 +1
Permanent jobs citing SQL 906 1,187 1,658
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 15.79% 14.50% 19.93%
As % of the Programming Languages category 25.51% 25.61% 34.18%
Number of salaries quoted 1,587 2,174 2,959
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £78,375 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% +5.56%

SQL is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a WFH option and a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Work from Home
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 3,552 4,635 4,851
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 61.90% 56.63% 58.31%
Number of salaries quoted 3,134 4,178 4,360
Median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +10.00% +6.38%
10th Percentile £35,000 £33,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £86,250 £85,000 £78,750
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

SQL
Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

Job vacancies with a work from home option citing SQL as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

SQL trend for jobs with a WFH option

SQL
Salary Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

3-month moving average salary quoted in job vacancies with a work from home option citing SQL.

SQL salary trend for jobs with a WFH option

SQL
Salary Histogram for Jobs with a WFH Option

Salary distribution for jobs with a work from home option citing SQL over the 6 months to 3 July 2020.

SQL salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 3 July 2020, SQL 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 jobs with a WFH option and a requirement for SQL.

1 317 (34.99%) C#
2 296 (32.67%) .NET
3 286 (31.57%) Agile Software Development
4 264 (29.14%) Azure
5 259 (28.59%) JavaScript
6 222 (24.50%) SQL Server
7 205 (22.63%) Microsoft
8 175 (19.32%) Java
9 160 (17.66%) AngularJS
10 158 (17.44%) CSS
11 154 (17.00%) HTML
12 152 (16.78%) Python
12 152 (16.78%) DevOps
13 142 (15.67%) AWS
14 136 (15.01%) Analytics
15 130 (14.35%) Finance
16 129 (14.24%) .NET Core
17 128 (14.13%) MVC
18 125 (13.80%) ASP.NET
19 124 (13.69%) Business Intelligence
20 117 (12.91%) Problem-Solving
20 117 (12.91%) Power Platform
21 116 (12.80%) Power BI
22 115 (12.69%) Software Engineering
23 107 (11.81%) TDD
24 104 (11.48%) Mentoring
24 104 (11.48%) Git (software)
25 102 (11.26%) Scrum
26 96 (10.60%) Degree
27 93 (10.26%) Linux

SQL
Co-occurring IT Skills with a WFH Option 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 29 (3.20%) Elasticsearch
1 29 (3.20%) IIS
2 21 (2.32%) SAS
2 21 (2.32%) Tomcat
3 20 (2.21%) Apache Spark
4 15 (1.66%) SharePoint
5 10 (1.10%) Apache
6 8 (0.88%) Apache Airflow
6 8 (0.88%) NServiceBus
7 4 (0.44%) Apache Solr
7 4 (0.44%) Confluence
7 4 (0.44%) Luigi
7 4 (0.44%) Oracle Workflow
8 2 (0.22%) Appian
8 2 (0.22%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.22%) CMS
8 2 (0.22%) FileNet
8 2 (0.22%) JBoss
8 2 (0.22%) nginx
9 1 (0.11%) Red Hat Fuse
Applications
1 27 (2.98%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (2.21%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.22%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.11%) FileZilla
5 1 (0.11%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 24 (2.65%) NetSuite
2 23 (2.54%) Dynamics CRM
3 16 (1.77%) Eagle PACE
3 16 (1.77%) Markit EDM
3 16 (1.77%) PolarLake
4 8 (0.88%) Distributed Ledger
5 7 (0.77%) R3 Corda
6 6 (0.66%) Unit4 Business World
7 5 (0.55%) Northgate Housing
8 4 (0.44%) Oracle Applications
9 3 (0.33%) Oracle Assets
9 3 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
9 3 (0.33%) Oracle E-Business Tax
9 3 (0.33%) Oracle ERP
9 3 (0.33%) Oracle Internet Expenses
9 3 (0.33%) Oracle iProcurement
9 3 (0.33%) Oracle Payables
9 3 (0.33%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 3 (0.33%) Oracle Receivables
9 3 (0.33%) Social Studio
Cloud Services
1 264 (29.14%) Azure
2 142 (15.67%) AWS
3 117 (12.91%) Power Platform
4 62 (6.84%) SaaS
5 43 (4.75%) Serverless
6 24 (2.65%) GCP
7 23 (2.54%) Dynamics 365
8 22 (2.43%) AWS Lambda
8 22 (2.43%) GitHub
9 19 (2.10%) Office 365
10 18 (1.99%) IaaS
11 16 (1.77%) Azure Active Directory
11 16 (1.77%) PaaS
12 15 (1.66%) Amazon SQS
13 13 (1.43%) Azure Data Factory
13 13 (1.43%) Cloud Computing
13 13 (1.43%) npm
14 9 (0.99%) iPaaS
14 9 (0.99%) PowerApps
15 8 (0.88%) Logic Apps
Communications & Networking
1 28 (3.09%) Internet
2 15 (1.66%) Broadband
3 14 (1.55%) SSL
4 12 (1.32%) VPN
5 9 (0.99%) TCP/IP
6 8 (0.88%) DNS
7 7 (0.77%) DHCP
8 6 (0.66%) LAN
8 6 (0.66%) Network Security
8 6 (0.66%) Skype
9 5 (0.55%) Firewall
9 5 (0.55%) Wireless
10 4 (0.44%) Extranet
10 4 (0.44%) HTTP
10 4 (0.44%) SAN
10 4 (0.44%) SSH
10 4 (0.44%) WAN
11 2 (0.22%) Remote Desktop
11 2 (0.22%) VoIP
11 2 (0.22%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 222 (24.50%) SQL Server
2 116 (12.80%) Power BI
3 91 (10.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 81 (8.94%) Data Warehouse
5 77 (8.50%) NoSQL
6 75 (8.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 69 (7.62%) MySQL
8 55 (6.07%) Relational Database
9 50 (5.52%) PostgreSQL
10 47 (5.19%) Azure SQL Database
11 38 (4.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 32 (3.53%) MongoDB
13 29 (3.20%) Big Data
14 25 (2.76%) Oracle Database
15 19 (2.10%) RDBMS
16 16 (1.77%) Cosmos DB
16 16 (1.77%) Hadoop
17 14 (1.55%) Amazon RDS
17 14 (1.55%) OLAP
18 13 (1.43%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 104 (11.48%) Git (software)
2 45 (4.97%) Jenkins
3 40 (4.42%) Visual Studio
4 29 (3.20%) Team Foundation Server
5 28 (3.09%) JIRA
6 27 (2.98%) TeamCity
7 21 (2.32%) webpack
8 20 (2.21%) Selenium
9 19 (2.10%) NUnit
9 19 (2.10%) Octopus Deploy
10 17 (1.88%) Bitbucket
10 17 (1.88%) SpecFlow
11 15 (1.66%) Cucumber
12 14 (1.55%) GitLab
13 12 (1.32%) Cypress.io
13 12 (1.32%) Maven
14 11 (1.21%) Mercurial
15 9 (0.99%) PHPUnit
16 8 (0.88%) Oracle Forms
16 8 (0.88%) Subversion
General
1 130 (14.35%) Finance
2 40 (4.42%) Retail
3 34 (3.75%) Marketing
4 26 (2.87%) Banking
5 25 (2.76%) Local Government
6 21 (2.32%) Games
7 20 (2.21%) Manufacturing
8 19 (2.10%) Back Office
9 18 (1.99%) Law
10 16 (1.77%) Front Office
11 15 (1.66%) Advertising
11 15 (1.66%) Public Sector
12 10 (1.10%) Electronics
13 6 (0.66%) Financial Institution
14 5 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
14 5 (0.55%) Publishing
15 4 (0.44%) Billing
15 4 (0.44%) Telecoms
16 3 (0.33%) Aerospace
16 3 (0.33%) Police
Job Titles
1 456 (50.33%) Developer
2 94 (10.38%) .NET Developer
3 90 (9.93%) C# Developer
4 84 (9.27%) Software Developer
5 70 (7.73%) Consultant
6 69 (7.62%) Senior Developer
7 68 (7.51%) Analyst
8 59 (6.51%) Java Developer
9 56 (6.18%) SQL Developer
10 51 (5.63%) Full Stack Developer
11 50 (5.52%) Software Engineer
12 41 (4.53%) C# .NET Developer
13 37 (4.08%) Data Engineer
14 35 (3.86%) Technical Consultant
15 31 (3.42%) Business Intelligence Developer
16 30 (3.31%) Data Scientist
17 29 (3.20%) C# Software Developer
18 28 (3.09%) Azure Developer
19 26 (2.87%) Junior
20 25 (2.76%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 296 (32.67%) .NET
2 160 (17.66%) AngularJS
3 158 (17.44%) CSS
4 154 (17.00%) HTML
5 129 (14.24%) .NET Core
6 125 (13.80%) ASP.NET
7 90 (9.93%) React
8 88 (9.71%) Web Services
9 78 (8.61%) .NET Framework
10 65 (7.17%) XML
11 63 (6.95%) REST
12 58 (6.40%) Entity Framework
13 46 (5.08%) jQuery
14 42 (4.64%) HTML5
15 41 (4.53%) ASP.NET MVC
16 39 (4.30%) ASP.NET Web API
16 39 (4.30%) Vue.js
17 37 (4.08%) SOAP
18 34 (3.75%) Node.js
19 33 (3.64%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 86 (9.49%) Analytical Skills
2 76 (8.39%) Greenfield Project
3 41 (4.53%) Self-Motivation
4 40 (4.42%) User Experience
5 31 (3.42%) Enterprise Software
6 30 (3.31%) Management Information System
7 28 (3.09%) Algorithms
8 19 (2.10%) Data Structures
9 16 (1.77%) Derivative
9 16 (1.77%) Equities
9 16 (1.77%) Fixed Income
9 16 (1.77%) Hedge funds
9 16 (1.77%) Linux Command Line
9 16 (1.77%) Reference Data
10 15 (1.66%) Internet of Things
11 14 (1.55%) Client/Server
11 14 (1.55%) Data Centre
12 13 (1.43%) Driving Licence
13 11 (1.21%) Mobile App
14 6 (0.66%) Augmented Reality
Operating Systems
1 93 (10.26%) Linux
2 60 (6.62%) Windows
3 31 (3.42%) Windows Server
4 24 (2.65%) Unix
5 17 (1.88%) Apple iOS
6 16 (1.77%) Android
7 6 (0.66%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (0.44%) Windows Server 2016
9 3 (0.33%) HPUX
10 2 (0.22%) OpenVMS
10 2 (0.22%) VMS
11 1 (0.11%) CentOS
11 1 (0.11%) Solaris
11 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 286 (31.57%) Agile Software Development
2 152 (16.78%) DevOps
3 136 (15.01%) Analytics
4 128 (14.13%) MVC
5 124 (13.69%) Business Intelligence
6 117 (12.91%) Problem-Solving
7 115 (12.69%) Software Engineering
8 107 (11.81%) TDD
9 104 (11.48%) Mentoring
10 102 (11.26%) Scrum
11 78 (8.61%) Machine Learning
12 76 (8.39%) SDLC
13 74 (8.17%) Microservices
14 72 (7.95%) Test Automation
15 71 (7.84%) Continuous Integration
15 71 (7.84%) ETL
16 68 (7.51%) Data Science
17 61 (6.73%) Data Modelling
18 58 (6.40%) Requirements Gathering
19 57 (6.29%) Fintech
Programming Languages
1 317 (34.99%) C#
2 259 (28.59%) JavaScript
3 175 (19.32%) Java
4 152 (16.78%) Python
5 87 (9.60%) T-SQL
6 63 (6.95%) PHP
7 47 (5.19%) C++
8 44 (4.86%) R
9 38 (4.19%) Go
10 34 (3.75%) PowerShell
11 30 (3.31%) TypeScript
12 27 (2.98%) Scala
13 25 (2.76%) Kotlin
14 23 (2.54%) C
15 22 (2.43%) Bash Shell
16 21 (2.32%) PL/SQL
17 14 (1.55%) Ruby
17 14 (1.55%) VB
18 13 (1.43%) Perl
19 11 (1.21%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 96 (10.60%) Degree
2 23 (2.54%) Computer Science Degree
3 11 (1.21%) Microsoft Certification
3 11 (1.21%) Security Cleared
4 10 (1.10%) DBS Check
5 7 (0.77%) SC Cleared
6 6 (0.66%) PhD
7 5 (0.55%) MCSE
7 5 (0.55%) Six Sigma Black Belt
8 4 (0.44%) HND
8 4 (0.44%) ISTQB
8 4 (0.44%) Numerate Degree
9 3 (0.33%) A+ Certification
9 3 (0.33%) HNC
10 2 (0.22%) AAT
10 2 (0.22%) ACCA
10 2 (0.22%) CIMA
10 2 (0.22%) ISEB
10 2 (0.22%) MBCS
10 2 (0.22%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (3.64%) QA
2 12 (1.32%) Data Quality
3 7 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (0.77%) NIST
4 6 (0.66%) SLA
5 5 (0.55%) GDPR
6 4 (0.44%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.44%) PMO
7 3 (0.33%) Actionable Recommendations
7 3 (0.33%) GxP
8 2 (0.22%) PSD2
9 1 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.11%) FedRAMP
9 1 (0.11%) HL7
System Software
1 77 (8.50%) Docker
2 27 (2.98%) Active Directory
3 19 (2.10%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (1.10%) Virtual Machines
5 8 (0.88%) Hyper-V
6 6 (0.66%) vSphere
7 3 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (0.22%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.11%) Kamailio
9 1 (0.11%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 71 (7.84%) Kubernetes
2 28 (3.09%) Terraform
3 11 (1.21%) Kibana
4 10 (1.10%) Ansible
4 10 (1.10%) logstash
5 5 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (0.44%) Microsoft Intune
7 3 (0.33%) MIIS
7 3 (0.33%) Puppet
8 2 (0.22%) Control-M
8 2 (0.22%) Failover Clustering
8 2 (0.22%) Grafana
8 2 (0.22%) Graylog
8 2 (0.22%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 2 (0.22%) Prometheus
9 1 (0.11%) Bareos
9 1 (0.11%) Oozie
9 1 (0.11%) Opsgenie
9 1 (0.11%) SCCM
9 1 (0.11%) StatsD
Vendors
1 205 (22.63%) Microsoft
2 79 (8.72%) Oracle
3 64 (7.06%) Tableau
4 27 (2.98%) VMware
5 19 (2.10%) Xamarin
6 18 (1.99%) Google
7 17 (1.88%) Salesforce.com
8 16 (1.77%) Bloomberg
8 16 (1.77%) Databricks
8 16 (1.77%) Reuters
9 11 (1.21%) AppDynamics
9 11 (1.21%) Dynatrace
10 10 (1.10%) SAP
11 9 (0.99%) IBM
11 9 (0.99%) Informatica
11 9 (0.99%) MuleSoft
12 7 (0.77%) CrowdStrike
12 7 (0.77%) Splunk
13 6 (0.66%) Intapp
13 6 (0.66%) JD Edwards