Period
to 24 September 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 24 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
24 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 5 9 8
Rank change year-on-year +4 -1 +1
Permanent jobs citing SQL 1,023 1,223 1,430
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 18.41% 15.40% 18.37%
As % of the Programming Languages category 28.40% 26.50% 31.48%
Number of salaries quoted 1,889 2,245 2,571
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +9.29%
10th Percentile £33,250 £33,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £83,750 £83,750 £80,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +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 3,602 4,615 4,543
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 64.82% 58.12% 58.35%
Number of salaries quoted 3,270 4,092 4,071
Median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.76% +10.53%
10th Percentile £35,000 £33,750 £33,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £80,000
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 24 September 2020.

SQL salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 24 September 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.

1 379 (37.05%) C#
2 352 (34.41%) Azure
3 346 (33.82%) .NET
4 330 (32.26%) Agile Software Development
5 288 (28.15%) JavaScript
6 263 (25.71%) SQL Server
7 258 (25.22%) Microsoft
8 243 (23.75%) DevOps
9 240 (23.46%) AngularJS
10 226 (22.09%) Java
11 177 (17.30%) Python
12 171 (16.72%) MVC
13 168 (16.42%) .NET Core
14 167 (16.32%) CSS
15 166 (16.23%) HTML
16 163 (15.93%) AWS
17 157 (15.35%) Web Services
18 156 (15.25%) Finance
19 152 (14.86%) Business Intelligence
20 149 (14.57%) Software Engineering
21 148 (14.47%) ASP.NET
22 143 (13.98%) Git (software)
22 143 (13.98%) React
23 142 (13.88%) TDD
24 130 (12.71%) Power Platform
25 125 (12.22%) Scrum
26 124 (12.12%) Analytics
27 123 (12.02%) NoSQL
27 123 (12.02%) T-SQL
28 120 (11.73%) Power BI

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 50 (4.89%) SharePoint
2 49 (4.79%) Elasticsearch
3 30 (2.93%) Apache
3 30 (2.93%) IIS
4 22 (2.15%) Apache Spark
5 18 (1.76%) Tomcat
6 14 (1.37%) nginx
7 13 (1.27%) Apache Airflow
8 10 (0.98%) CMS
8 10 (0.98%) Confluence
8 10 (0.98%) SAS
9 9 (0.88%) MS Exchange
10 7 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2010
11 6 (0.59%) IBM Notes
11 6 (0.59%) Skype for Business
12 5 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2013
12 5 (0.49%) Luigi
12 5 (0.49%) NServiceBus
13 4 (0.39%) Drupal
13 4 (0.39%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 33 (3.23%) Microsoft Office
2 24 (2.35%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.20%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.098%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.098%) FileZilla
5 1 (0.098%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 17 (1.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.88%) Distributed Ledger
2 9 (0.88%) Northgate Housing
2 9 (0.88%) Oracle Applications
2 9 (0.88%) R3 Corda
3 8 (0.78%) iTrent
4 6 (0.59%) NetSuite
5 4 (0.39%) Elite 3E
6 3 (0.29%) Aareon QL
6 3 (0.29%) Oracle ERP
7 2 (0.20%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 2 (0.20%) Cognos TM1
7 2 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.20%) JDE EnterpriseOne
7 2 (0.20%) JDE OneWorld
7 2 (0.20%) SAP CS
7 2 (0.20%) Workfront
8 1 (0.098%) Oracle EBS R12
8 1 (0.098%) Oracle General Ledger
8 1 (0.098%) Social Studio
Cloud Services
1 352 (34.41%) Azure
2 163 (15.93%) AWS
3 130 (12.71%) Power Platform
4 72 (7.04%) Serverless
5 64 (6.26%) Office 365
6 46 (4.50%) AWS Lambda
7 36 (3.52%) SaaS
8 35 (3.42%) GCP
9 34 (3.32%) Amazon EC2
10 33 (3.23%) Amazon S3
10 33 (3.23%) Azure Active Directory
11 32 (3.13%) GitHub
12 28 (2.74%) PaaS
13 25 (2.44%) IaaS
14 14 (1.37%) Azure Data Factory
15 12 (1.17%) npm
15 12 (1.17%) Stackdriver
16 10 (0.98%) Power Automate
16 10 (0.98%) PowerApps
17 9 (0.88%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (2.74%) DNS
2 16 (1.56%) Skype
3 14 (1.37%) TCP/IP
4 12 (1.17%) VPN
5 11 (1.08%) Broadband
6 10 (0.98%) DHCP
6 10 (0.98%) HTTP
6 10 (0.98%) Internet
6 10 (0.98%) LAN
7 9 (0.88%) Remote Desktop
7 9 (0.88%) SAN
8 8 (0.78%) Network Security
9 6 (0.59%) SSL
9 6 (0.59%) Wireless
10 5 (0.49%) Firewall
10 5 (0.49%) SSH
10 5 (0.49%) WAN
11 3 (0.29%) Intranet
12 2 (0.20%) NAS
12 2 (0.20%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 263 (25.71%) SQL Server
2 123 (12.02%) NoSQL
3 120 (11.73%) Power BI
4 82 (8.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 67 (6.55%) Azure SQL Database
6 64 (6.26%) PostgreSQL
7 60 (5.87%) MongoDB
8 57 (5.57%) Data Warehouse
8 57 (5.57%) MySQL
9 52 (5.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 40 (3.91%) Relational Database
11 32 (3.13%) Big Data
11 32 (3.13%) SQL Server 2012
12 31 (3.03%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 24 (2.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 20 (1.96%) Redis
15 16 (1.56%) Amazon RDS
15 16 (1.56%) Oracle Database
16 15 (1.47%) Data Lake
17 14 (1.37%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 143 (13.98%) Git (software)
2 55 (5.38%) Team Foundation Server
3 53 (5.18%) Jenkins
4 38 (3.71%) JIRA
5 28 (2.74%) Visual Studio
6 27 (2.64%) Mercurial
6 27 (2.64%) Subversion
7 26 (2.54%) JUnit
7 26 (2.54%) Octopus Deploy
8 24 (2.35%) Maven
9 22 (2.15%) Selenium
10 20 (1.96%) webpack
11 18 (1.76%) Bitbucket
12 17 (1.66%) Gradle
12 17 (1.66%) TeamCity
13 16 (1.56%) SpecFlow
14 14 (1.37%) GitLab
15 12 (1.17%) Cucumber
15 12 (1.17%) IntelliJ
15 12 (1.17%) NUnit
General
1 156 (15.25%) Finance
2 29 (2.83%) Public Sector
3 28 (2.74%) Front Office
4 24 (2.35%) Banking
5 21 (2.05%) Advertising
5 21 (2.05%) Marketing
6 19 (1.86%) Games
7 18 (1.76%) Retail
8 14 (1.37%) Electronics
9 11 (1.08%) Investment Banking
10 8 (0.78%) Social Housing
11 7 (0.68%) German Language
11 7 (0.68%) Legal
11 7 (0.68%) Local Government
12 6 (0.59%) French Language
12 6 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
13 5 (0.49%) Manufacturing
13 5 (0.49%) Telecoms
14 4 (0.39%) Back Office
14 4 (0.39%) Military
Job Titles
1 530 (51.81%) Developer
2 120 (11.73%) Senior Developer
3 99 (9.68%) Software Engineer
4 96 (9.38%) Analyst
5 93 (9.09%) .NET Developer
6 92 (8.99%) C# Developer
7 82 (8.02%) Software Developer
8 56 (5.47%) Java Developer
9 54 (5.28%) Consultant
9 54 (5.28%) Full Stack Developer
10 53 (5.18%) C# .NET Developer
11 49 (4.79%) Data Engineer
12 43 (4.20%) Angular Developer
13 41 (4.01%) Python Developer
14 36 (3.52%) Lead Developer
14 36 (3.52%) Python Engineer
14 36 (3.52%) SQL Developer
14 36 (3.52%) Web Developer
15 31 (3.03%) Junior
15 31 (3.03%) Python Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 346 (33.82%) .NET
2 240 (23.46%) AngularJS
3 168 (16.42%) .NET Core
4 167 (16.32%) CSS
5 166 (16.23%) HTML
6 157 (15.35%) Web Services
7 148 (14.47%) ASP.NET
8 143 (13.98%) React
9 110 (10.75%) REST
10 85 (8.31%) jQuery
11 78 (7.62%) Spring
12 68 (6.65%) ASP.NET Web API
13 61 (5.96%) Node.js
14 60 (5.87%) Spring Boot
15 57 (5.57%) RESTful
16 55 (5.38%) .NET Framework
16 55 (5.38%) JSON
17 51 (4.99%) ASP.NET MVC
18 50 (4.89%) HTML5
19 47 (4.59%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 95 (9.29%) Analytical Skills
2 53 (5.18%) Greenfield Project
3 39 (3.81%) Mobile App
4 37 (3.62%) Algorithms
5 35 (3.42%) User Experience
6 28 (2.74%) Data Centre
7 25 (2.44%) Fixed Income
8 24 (2.35%) Derivative
9 21 (2.05%) Equities
9 21 (2.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 19 (1.86%) Hedge funds
11 18 (1.76%) Self-Motivation
12 17 (1.66%) Data Structures
12 17 (1.66%) Public Cloud
13 16 (1.56%) NHS
14 14 (1.37%) Management Information System
14 14 (1.37%) Virtual Team
15 13 (1.27%) Hybrid Cloud
16 11 (1.08%) Clustering
16 11 (1.08%) PlayStation
Operating Systems
1 117 (11.44%) Windows
2 81 (7.92%) Linux
3 56 (5.47%) Windows Server
4 46 (4.50%) Android
5 32 (3.13%) Unix
6 25 (2.44%) Apple iOS
7 13 (1.27%) VMS
8 10 (0.98%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (0.98%) Windows Server 2016
9 9 (0.88%) Windows 10
10 4 (0.39%) Windows Server 2019
11 3 (0.29%) HPUX
11 3 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.20%) CentOS
12 2 (0.20%) Windows Server 2008
13 1 (0.098%) AIX
13 1 (0.098%) CoreOS
13 1 (0.098%) Embedded Linux
13 1 (0.098%) Fedora
13 1 (0.098%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 330 (32.26%) Agile Software Development
2 243 (23.75%) DevOps
3 171 (16.72%) MVC
4 152 (14.86%) Business Intelligence
5 149 (14.57%) Software Engineering
6 142 (13.88%) TDD
7 125 (12.22%) Scrum
8 124 (12.12%) Analytics
9 116 (11.34%) Continuous Integration
10 115 (11.24%) Microservices
11 81 (7.92%) Fintech
12 80 (7.82%) OO
13 77 (7.53%) Mentoring
14 69 (6.74%) Test Automation
14 69 (6.74%) Web Development
15 66 (6.45%) Problem-Solving
16 65 (6.35%) Data Modelling
17 63 (6.16%) ETL
17 63 (6.16%) Machine Learning
18 61 (5.96%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 379 (37.05%) C#
2 288 (28.15%) JavaScript
3 226 (22.09%) Java
4 177 (17.30%) Python
5 123 (12.02%) T-SQL
6 69 (6.74%) PowerShell
7 47 (4.59%) TypeScript
8 46 (4.50%) PHP
9 43 (4.20%) Kotlin
10 41 (4.01%) PL/SQL
11 37 (3.62%) C++
12 33 (3.23%) Scala
13 31 (3.03%) R
14 25 (2.44%) Go
15 23 (2.25%) Apex Code
15 23 (2.25%) C
15 23 (2.25%) SOQL
16 20 (1.96%) Bash Shell
17 17 (1.66%) VB
18 16 (1.56%) Perl
Qualifications
1 85 (8.31%) Degree
2 30 (2.93%) Microsoft Certification
2 30 (2.93%) Security Cleared
3 25 (2.44%) SC Cleared
4 20 (1.96%) MCSE
5 19 (1.86%) Computer Science Degree
6 12 (1.17%) PhD
7 10 (0.98%) CCNA
7 10 (0.98%) Cisco Certification
7 10 (0.98%) Numerate Degree
8 9 (0.88%) MCSA
9 6 (0.59%) Master's Degree
9 6 (0.59%) MCP
10 4 (0.39%) ISEB
10 4 (0.39%) ISTQB
11 3 (0.29%) A+ Certification
11 3 (0.29%) BPSS Clearance
11 3 (0.29%) Oracle Certification
12 2 (0.20%) DBS Check
12 2 (0.20%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (4.01%) QA
2 19 (1.86%) SLA
3 15 (1.47%) Data Quality
4 11 (1.08%) NIST
5 7 (0.68%) GDPR
6 4 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.29%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.098%) FedRAMP
8 1 (0.098%) GAAP
8 1 (0.098%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.098%) HL7
8 1 (0.098%) IEC 62304
8 1 (0.098%) IFRS
8 1 (0.098%) ISO 13485
8 1 (0.098%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.098%) PMO
System Software
1 99 (9.68%) Docker
2 78 (7.62%) Active Directory
3 36 (3.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 31 (3.03%) Hyper-V
5 10 (0.98%) Virtual Desktop
5 10 (0.98%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (0.59%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (0.59%) vSphere
7 5 (0.49%) Firmware
8 4 (0.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 4 (0.39%) Virtual Servers
9 3 (0.29%) VMware Workstation
10 2 (0.20%) XenApp
11 1 (0.098%) GlusterFS
11 1 (0.098%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.098%) VirtualBox
11 1 (0.098%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 82 (8.02%) Kubernetes
2 42 (4.11%) Terraform
3 25 (2.44%) Microsoft Intune
4 21 (2.05%) Ansible
5 15 (1.47%) SCCM
6 13 (1.27%) Grafana
7 10 (0.98%) Kibana
8 9 (0.88%) logstash
9 5 (0.49%) Opscode Chef
10 4 (0.39%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 4 (0.39%) Puppet
11 2 (0.20%) Backup Exec
11 2 (0.20%) Failover Clustering
11 2 (0.20%) Graylog
11 2 (0.20%) HP Quality Center
11 2 (0.20%) Microsoft Clustering
11 2 (0.20%) NetBackup
11 2 (0.20%) Prometheus
11 2 (0.20%) SCOM
11 2 (0.20%) WSUS
Vendors
1 258 (25.22%) Microsoft
2 101 (9.87%) Oracle
3 41 (4.01%) Tableau
4 38 (3.71%) VMware
5 37 (3.62%) Google
6 29 (2.83%) Salesforce.com
7 18 (1.76%) ServiceNow
8 15 (1.47%) SAP
9 14 (1.37%) Xamarin
10 13 (1.27%) IBM
10 13 (1.27%) Splunk
11 11 (1.08%) AppDynamics
12 10 (0.98%) Alteryx
12 10 (0.98%) Databricks
12 10 (0.98%) Dynatrace
13 9 (0.88%) Citrix
13 9 (0.88%) JDA
13 9 (0.88%) Northgate
14 7 (0.68%) BeyondTrust
14 7 (0.68%) Cognos