The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server skills in IT jobs advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 30 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 8 8 10
Rank change year-on-year
0 +2
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 1402 1905 1561
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 13.37% 15.37% 13.03%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 47.74% 51.57% 48.15%
Number of salaries quoted 1228 1690 1418
Average salary £55,000 £52,500 £51,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.76% +2.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
SQL Server
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Database & Business Intelligence category in permanent jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
City of London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
2937 3694 3242
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 28.00% 29.81% 27.06%
Number of salaries quoted 2526 3188 2882
Average salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.54% -
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £72,500 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%

SQL Server
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing SQL Server across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Database & Business Intelligence category.

SQL Server Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

SQL Server
Salary Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SQL Server across the City of London region.

SQL Server Salary Trend in the City of London

SQL Server
Salary Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SQL Server across the City of London region over the 3 months to 30 July 2015.

SQL Server Salary Histogram in the City of London

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT jobs across the City of London region citing SQL Server also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited SQL Server.

1 1698 (60.28%) SQL
2 1192 (42.31%) .NET
3 1104 (39.19%) C#
4 1082 (38.41%) Finance
5 906 (32.16%) Microsoft
6 746 (26.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 744 (26.41%) Agile Software Development
8 682 (24.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 656 (23.29%) ASP.NET
10 631 (22.40%) SQL Server 2008
11 622 (22.08%) T-SQL
12 602 (21.37%) MS Excel
13 593 (21.05%) Oracle
14 584 (20.73%) JavaScript
15 558 (19.81%) Windows
16 555 (19.70%) Business Intelligence
17 551 (19.56%) MVC
18 519 (18.42%) HTML
19 416 (14.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
20 403 (14.31%) CSS
20 403 (14.31%) Data Warehouse
21 369 (13.10%) jQuery
22 367 (13.03%) Banking
23 366 (12.99%) Degree
24 352 (12.50%) TDD
25 351 (12.46%) ETL
26 332 (11.79%) SQL Server 2012
27 322 (11.43%) ASP.NET MVC
28 316 (11.22%) Linux
28 316 (11.22%) Java

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT jobs across the City of London region citing SQL Server also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited SQL Server. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 280 (9.94%) SharePoint
2 189 (6.71%) IIS
3 96 (3.41%) MS Exchange
4 70 (2.48%) BizTalk Server
5 63 (2.24%) SAS
5 63 (2.24%) Tomcat
6 62 (2.20%) Apache
7 56 (1.99%) SharePoint 2010
8 52 (1.85%) CMS
9 46 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2010
10 38 (1.35%) SharePoint 2013
11 37 (1.31%) Umbraco
12 36 (1.28%) JBoss
13 32 (1.14%) WebSphere
14 25 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2007
15 22 (0.78%) SharePoint Server
16 20 (0.71%) MQSeries
16 20 (0.71%) Confluence
17 18 (0.64%) Drupal
18 17 (0.60%) WorkSite
Applications
1 602 (21.37%) MS Excel
2 146 (5.18%) MS Office
3 38 (1.35%) MS Visio
4 30 (1.06%) PowerPivot
5 28 (0.99%) MS PowerPoint
6 17 (0.60%) SPSS
7 13 (0.46%) InfoPath
8 11 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
9 4 (0.14%) MS Project
10 2 (0.071%) Photoshop
10 2 (0.071%) Adobe Illustrator
10 2 (0.071%) GNU Octave
11 1 (0.035%) LaTeX
11 1 (0.035%) InDesign
11 1 (0.035%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 47 (1.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 23 (0.82%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 16 (0.57%) SAP Business One
3 16 (0.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 16 (0.57%) Markit EDM
4 15 (0.53%) Oracle Applications
5 13 (0.46%) Dynamics GP
6 12 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
7 11 (0.39%) Cognos TM1
7 11 (0.39%) Oracle General Ledger
8 9 (0.32%) Eagle PACE
9 8 (0.28%) thinkFolio
10 7 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
11 6 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
11 6 (0.21%) IntelliMatch
12 5 (0.18%) SunGard GMI
12 5 (0.18%) LatentZero
13 3 (0.11%) Primavera
13 3 (0.11%) Advent Geneva
13 3 (0.11%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 78 (2.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 50 (1.77%) Amazon AWS
3 35 (1.24%) SaaS
4 29 (1.03%) Office 365
5 15 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
6 11 (0.39%) Mimecast
7 10 (0.35%) GitHub
8 9 (0.32%) Google Analytics
9 5 (0.18%) PaaS
9 5 (0.18%) IaaS
9 5 (0.18%) Symantec.cloud
10 4 (0.14%) Google Cloud Platform
11 3 (0.11%) Google Apps
12 2 (0.071%) Datadog
12 2 (0.071%) AWS CloudFormation
12 2 (0.071%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 2 (0.071%) Amazon CloudSearch
12 2 (0.071%) Scribe Online
13 1 (0.035%) OneDrive
13 1 (0.035%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 84 (2.98%) DNS
2 83 (2.95%) TCP/IP
2 83 (2.95%) Firewall
3 71 (2.52%) SAN
4 54 (1.92%) Internet
4 54 (1.92%) DHCP
5 50 (1.77%) WAN
6 42 (1.49%) LAN
7 31 (1.10%) VPN
8 21 (0.75%) HTTP
9 20 (0.71%) FTP
9 20 (0.71%) Intranet
10 18 (0.64%) SSL
10 18 (0.64%) SMTP
11 17 (0.60%) iSCSI
12 15 (0.53%) VLAN
13 14 (0.50%) Network Security
14 13 (0.46%) LDAP
15 11 (0.39%) VoIP
15 11 (0.39%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 746 (26.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 682 (24.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 631 (22.40%) SQL Server 2008
4 416 (14.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 403 (14.31%) Data Warehouse
6 332 (11.79%) SQL Server 2012
7 243 (8.63%) SQL Server 2005
8 216 (7.67%) Relational Database
9 141 (5.01%) Oracle Database
10 116 (4.12%) Big Data
11 113 (4.01%) MySQL
12 106 (3.76%) RDBMS
13 101 (3.59%) BusinessObjects
14 97 (3.44%) QlikView
15 94 (3.34%) OLAP
16 73 (2.59%) NoSQL
17 69 (2.45%) Hadoop
18 67 (2.38%) Microsoft Analysis Services
19 57 (2.02%) Oracle Database 11g
20 56 (1.99%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 201 (7.14%) Visual Studio
2 178 (6.32%) Team Foundation Server
3 97 (3.44%) Git (software)
4 93 (3.30%) Subversion
5 87 (3.09%) JIRA
6 74 (2.63%) NUnit
7 71 (2.52%) TeamCity
8 48 (1.70%) Jenkins
9 37 (1.31%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 35 (1.24%) Selenium
11 30 (1.06%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 30 (1.06%) Rhino Mocks
12 29 (1.03%) Moq
12 29 (1.03%) Octopus Deploy
12 29 (1.03%) JUnit
13 24 (0.85%) SpecFlow
14 23 (0.82%) Jasmine
15 21 (0.75%) Maven
16 15 (0.53%) PowerDesigner
17 13 (0.46%) Ant
General
1 1082 (38.41%) Finance
2 367 (13.03%) Banking
3 160 (5.68%) Front Office
4 136 (4.83%) Marketing
5 115 (4.08%) Retail
6 108 (3.83%) Legal
7 95 (3.37%) Investment Banking
8 87 (3.09%) Telecoms
9 84 (2.98%) Back Office
10 53 (1.88%) Advertising
11 46 (1.63%) Law
12 40 (1.42%) Financial Institution
12 40 (1.42%) Publishing
13 29 (1.03%) Games
14 20 (0.71%) Electronics
15 18 (0.64%) Manufacturing
16 14 (0.50%) General Ledger
17 12 (0.43%) Billing
18 11 (0.39%) International Banking
19 6 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1391 (49.38%) Developer
2 525 (18.64%) Analyst
3 360 (12.78%) C# Developer
4 338 (12.00%) .NET Developer
5 270 (9.58%) DBA
6 239 (8.48%) Senior Developer
7 201 (7.14%) SQL Developer
7 201 (7.14%) C# .NET Developer
8 197 (6.99%) SQL DBA
9 171 (6.07%) Support Analyst
10 159 (5.64%) Applications Support
11 157 (5.57%) Administrator
12 137 (4.86%) Architect
13 128 (4.54%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 116 (4.12%) Consultant
15 108 (3.83%) SQL Server DBA
16 103 (3.66%) Analyst Developer
17 90 (3.19%) SQL Server Developer
18 85 (3.02%) Software Developer
19 83 (2.95%) Applications Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1192 (42.31%) .NET
2 656 (23.29%) ASP.NET
3 519 (18.42%) HTML
4 403 (14.31%) CSS
5 369 (13.10%) jQuery
6 322 (11.43%) ASP.NET MVC
7 263 (9.34%) WCF
8 255 (9.05%) XML
9 220 (7.81%) Web Services
10 219 (7.77%) .NET Framework
11 182 (6.46%) HTML5
12 160 (5.68%) WPF
13 146 (5.18%) AngularJS
14 130 (4.61%) Entity Framework
15 114 (4.05%) Ajax
16 113 (4.01%) ASP.NET Web API
17 99 (3.51%) CSS3
18 93 (3.30%) ASP.NET MVC 4
18 93 (3.30%) LINQ
19 90 (3.19%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 221 (7.85%) Analytical Skills
2 202 (7.17%) Computer Science
3 121 (4.30%) Replication
4 107 (3.80%) Management Information System
5 86 (3.05%) Derivative
6 85 (3.02%) Mathematics
7 84 (2.98%) Hedge funds
8 83 (2.95%) Fixed Income
9 81 (2.88%) Clustering
10 62 (2.20%) Equities
11 61 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
12 53 (1.88%) Visualisation
13 51 (1.81%) Data Structures
14 49 (1.74%) User Experience
14 49 (1.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 46 (1.63%) Data Centre
16 45 (1.60%) Data Integration
17 34 (1.21%) Statistics
18 32 (1.14%) Kindle
19 27 (0.96%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 558 (19.81%) Windows
2 316 (11.22%) Linux
3 170 (6.03%) Windows Server 2008
4 168 (5.96%) UNIX
5 119 (4.22%) Windows Server 2012
6 98 (3.48%) Windows Server 2003
7 57 (2.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 34 (1.21%) Android
9 24 (0.85%) Solaris
9 24 (0.85%) Windows 7
10 21 (0.75%) Windows XP
11 20 (0.71%) CentOS
12 17 (0.60%) Ubuntu
13 16 (0.57%) Debian
13 16 (0.57%) AIX
14 12 (0.43%) Apple iOS
15 10 (0.35%) Windows Vista
16 8 (0.28%) HPUX
17 7 (0.25%) openSUSE
17 7 (0.25%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 744 (26.41%) Agile Software Development
2 555 (19.70%) Business Intelligence
3 551 (19.56%) MVC
4 352 (12.50%) TDD
5 351 (12.46%) ETL
6 232 (8.24%) Scrum
7 199 (7.06%) SDLC
8 189 (6.71%) Analytics
9 187 (6.64%) ITIL
10 181 (6.43%) OO
11 165 (5.86%) CRM
12 164 (5.82%) Performance Tuning
13 163 (5.79%) Project Management
14 143 (5.08%) BDD
15 135 (4.79%) Data Modelling
16 132 (4.69%) Continuous Integration
17 129 (4.58%) Migration
18 125 (4.44%) Software Engineering
19 124 (4.40%) Data Analysis
20 122 (4.33%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 1698 (60.28%) SQL
2 1104 (39.19%) C#
3 622 (22.08%) T-SQL
4 584 (20.73%) JavaScript
5 316 (11.22%) Java
6 153 (5.43%) PowerShell
7 102 (3.62%) Python
8 101 (3.59%) VBA
9 99 (3.51%) Perl
10 86 (3.05%) VB.NET
11 73 (2.59%) C
12 69 (2.45%) Shell Script
13 65 (2.31%) VB
14 62 (2.20%) C++
15 61 (2.17%) PHP
16 59 (2.09%) PL/SQL
17 58 (2.06%) Bash Shell
18 33 (1.17%) Ruby
19 27 (0.96%) R
20 26 (0.92%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 366 (12.99%) Degree
2 181 (6.43%) Microsoft Certification
3 63 (2.24%) MCSE
4 58 (2.06%) MCITP
5 31 (1.10%) Security Cleared
6 28 (0.99%) ITIL Certification
7 26 (0.92%) Oracle Certification
8 24 (0.85%) MCSA
9 23 (0.82%) OCP
10 22 (0.78%) MCP
11 18 (0.64%) MCTS
12 17 (0.60%) MCDBA
13 15 (0.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 14 (0.50%) MCSD
14 14 (0.50%) Cisco Certification
15 13 (0.46%) CCNA
16 12 (0.43%) CCA
16 12 (0.43%) Citrix Certification
16 12 (0.43%) PMI Certification
16 12 (0.43%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 137 (4.86%) QA
2 49 (1.74%) SLA
3 39 (1.38%) ISO 9001
4 38 (1.35%) Data Quality
5 29 (1.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 15 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 11 (0.39%) COBIT
8 4 (0.14%) MiFID
8 4 (0.14%) PCI DSS
8 4 (0.14%) EMIR
9 2 (0.071%) Solvency II
10 1 (0.035%) HL7
10 1 (0.035%) RosettaNet
System Software
1 182 (6.46%) Active Directory
2 103 (3.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 59 (2.09%) Oracle RAC
4 50 (1.77%) Hyper-V
5 31 (1.10%) XenApp
6 27 (0.96%) vSphere
7 21 (0.75%) XenDesktop
8 18 (0.64%) VMware ESXi
9 12 (0.43%) XenServer
10 10 (0.35%) Terminal Services
10 10 (0.35%) VMware ESX
11 9 (0.32%) Microsoft App-V
11 9 (0.32%) Oracle Clusterware
12 8 (0.28%) Docker
13 7 (0.25%) vCloud
13 7 (0.25%) Varnish
14 6 (0.21%) ISA Server
15 5 (0.18%) NFS
15 5 (0.18%) VMware Workstation
15 5 (0.18%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 45 (1.60%) Puppet
2 38 (1.35%) Data Guard
3 30 (1.06%) Nagios
4 27 (0.96%) Opscode Chef
5 23 (0.82%) SCOM
6 21 (0.75%) Oracle RMAN
7 18 (0.64%) SCCM
8 15 (0.53%) Tivoli
8 15 (0.53%) OpenView
9 14 (0.50%) Norton AntiVirus
9 14 (0.50%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 12 (0.43%) Backup Exec
11 11 (0.39%) ZABBIX
11 11 (0.39%) AirWatch
12 10 (0.35%) WSUS
12 10 (0.35%) HP Quality Center
12 10 (0.35%) NetBackup
12 10 (0.35%) BMC PATROL
13 8 (0.28%) Cacti
14 7 (0.25%) Salt
Vendors
1 906 (32.16%) Microsoft
2 593 (21.05%) Oracle
3 185 (6.57%) VMware
4 123 (4.37%) Sybase
5 106 (3.76%) Citrix
6 101 (3.59%) SAP
7 93 (3.30%) IBM
8 89 (3.16%) Tableau
9 83 (2.95%) HP
10 79 (2.80%) Cognos
11 66 (2.34%) Informatica
12 65 (2.31%) Cisco
13 45 (1.60%) Red Hat
14 41 (1.46%) TIBCO
15 34 (1.21%) Netezza
16 31 (1.10%) Symantec
16 31 (1.10%) Ab Initio
17 30 (1.06%) Teradata
17 30 (1.06%) Reuters
18 28 (0.99%) Remedy
City, London
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + 15% bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Venturi
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + bonus and full bens
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
LEXSTRA
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Salary: £55000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Search Consultancy
Salary: £26000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Araya Partners Ltd
Salary: From £55,000 to £70,000 per annum Salary is approx 55-70k base + bonus
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Runpath
Salary: Great benefits - 30 days holiday, BUPA, Cycle to Work and more!
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £35000 - £60000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
BCSG
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Venturi
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + full bens
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Salary: £70000 - £75000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45000 - 80000 + excellent benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Pioneer Search
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + bonus, benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Pioneer Search
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + bonus, benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £35000 - £47000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Robert Half
Salary: £70000 - £75000 per annum + Negotiable salary
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Pioneer Search
Salary: £40000 - £43000 per annum + bonus, benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60k - £90k plus package
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday