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 27 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 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 1252 1835 1645
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 13.12% 15.43% 13.62%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 46.87% 52.93% 48.04%
Number of salaries quoted 1106 1638 1509
Average salary £54,000 £52,500 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £35,000 £35,800
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
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
2671 3467 3424
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 27.99% 29.15% 28.36%
Number of salaries quoted 2279 3020 3083
Average salary £57,500 £54,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.48% -1.81%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 1638 (60.85%) SQL
2 1120 (41.60%) .NET
3 1085 (40.30%) Finance
4 1055 (39.19%) C#
5 855 (31.76%) Microsoft
6 739 (27.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 714 (26.52%) Agile Software Development
8 650 (24.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 628 (23.33%) T-SQL
10 605 (22.47%) ASP.NET
11 587 (21.81%) MS Excel
12 564 (20.95%) SQL Server 2008
13 563 (20.91%) Business Intelligence
14 562 (20.88%) Oracle
15 555 (20.62%) JavaScript
16 519 (19.28%) MVC
17 506 (18.80%) Windows
18 475 (17.64%) HTML
19 405 (15.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
20 401 (14.90%) Data Warehouse
21 382 (14.19%) Banking
22 375 (13.93%) CSS
23 361 (13.41%) jQuery
24 357 (13.26%) ETL
25 354 (13.15%) Degree
26 329 (12.22%) TDD
27 320 (11.89%) Java
28 318 (11.81%) SQL Server 2012
29 294 (10.92%) ASP.NET MVC
30 282 (10.48%) Linux

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

For the 6 months to 27 August 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
1 251 (9.32%) SharePoint
2 165 (6.13%) IIS
3 77 (2.86%) MS Exchange
4 66 (2.45%) SAS
5 61 (2.27%) Apache
5 61 (2.27%) Tomcat
6 57 (2.12%) BizTalk Server
7 47 (1.75%) CMS
7 47 (1.75%) SharePoint 2010
8 41 (1.52%) JBoss
9 38 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2010
10 36 (1.34%) WebSphere
10 36 (1.34%) Umbraco
11 32 (1.19%) SharePoint 2013
12 21 (0.78%) Confluence
12 21 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2007
13 20 (0.74%) SharePoint Server
13 20 (0.74%) MQSeries
14 19 (0.71%) Node.js
15 16 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 587 (21.81%) MS Excel
2 137 (5.09%) MS Office
3 35 (1.30%) MS Visio
4 28 (1.04%) PowerPivot
5 26 (0.97%) MS PowerPoint
6 18 (0.67%) SPSS
7 11 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
8 10 (0.37%) InfoPath
9 3 (0.11%) MS Project
10 1 (0.037%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.037%) Fireworks
10 1 (0.037%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.037%) InDesign
10 1 (0.037%) GNU Octave
Business Applications
1 45 (1.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 24 (0.89%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 21 (0.78%) Markit EDM
4 13 (0.48%) SAP Business One
4 13 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 12 (0.45%) Oracle Applications
6 11 (0.41%) Cognos TM1
7 10 (0.37%) Oracle General Ledger
8 9 (0.33%) thinkFolio
8 9 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
9 8 (0.30%) Eagle PACE
9 8 (0.30%) Dynamics NAV
10 6 (0.22%) Dynamics GP
10 6 (0.22%) LatentZero
10 6 (0.22%) IntelliMatch
11 5 (0.19%) SunGard GMI
12 3 (0.11%) Advent Geneva
12 3 (0.11%) Magento
12 3 (0.11%) Beauchamp
12 3 (0.11%) Decalog
Cloud Services
1 73 (2.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 54 (2.01%) Amazon AWS
3 38 (1.41%) Office 365
4 28 (1.04%) SaaS
5 15 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
6 10 (0.37%) GitHub
7 9 (0.33%) Mimecast
8 8 (0.30%) Google Analytics
9 5 (0.19%) IaaS
9 5 (0.19%) Google Cloud Platform
9 5 (0.19%) Symantec.cloud
10 4 (0.15%) PaaS
11 3 (0.11%) Google Apps
11 3 (0.11%) Amazon CloudSearch
12 2 (0.074%) Amazon SQS
12 2 (0.074%) Amazon EC2
12 2 (0.074%) Datadog
12 2 (0.074%) AWS CloudFormation
12 2 (0.074%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 2 (0.074%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 83 (3.08%) DNS
2 81 (3.01%) Firewall
3 79 (2.93%) TCP/IP
4 59 (2.19%) DHCP
5 55 (2.04%) SAN
6 45 (1.67%) Internet
7 40 (1.49%) LAN
8 36 (1.34%) WAN
9 25 (0.93%) VPN
10 22 (0.82%) SSL
11 19 (0.71%) SMTP
12 18 (0.67%) HTTP
13 17 (0.63%) Intranet
14 16 (0.59%) NAS
15 14 (0.52%) VLAN
16 13 (0.48%) Wireless
16 13 (0.48%) FTP
17 11 (0.41%) LDAP
18 9 (0.33%) Network Security
18 9 (0.33%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 739 (27.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 650 (24.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 564 (20.95%) SQL Server 2008
4 405 (15.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 401 (14.90%) Data Warehouse
6 318 (11.81%) SQL Server 2012
7 224 (8.32%) Relational Database
8 189 (7.02%) SQL Server 2005
9 135 (5.01%) Oracle Database
10 109 (4.05%) RDBMS
11 108 (4.01%) BusinessObjects
11 108 (4.01%) Big Data
12 92 (3.42%) OLAP
13 86 (3.19%) MySQL
14 84 (3.12%) QlikView
15 75 (2.79%) Hadoop
16 65 (2.41%) NoSQL
17 58 (2.15%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 53 (1.97%) Crystal Reports
19 51 (1.89%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 203 (7.54%) Visual Studio
2 175 (6.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 110 (4.09%) Git (software)
4 94 (3.49%) JIRA
5 91 (3.38%) TeamCity
6 88 (3.27%) Subversion
7 80 (2.97%) NUnit
8 53 (1.97%) Jenkins
9 41 (1.52%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 40 (1.49%) Octopus Deploy
10 40 (1.49%) Selenium
11 33 (1.23%) Rhino Mocks
12 30 (1.11%) Moq
13 29 (1.08%) SpecFlow
14 27 (1.00%) Jasmine
14 27 (1.00%) JUnit
14 27 (1.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 18 (0.67%) Maven
16 14 (0.52%) MSBuild
17 12 (0.45%) PowerDesigner
General
1 1085 (40.30%) Finance
2 382 (14.19%) Banking
3 155 (5.76%) Front Office
4 131 (4.87%) Marketing
5 115 (4.27%) Retail
6 98 (3.64%) Legal
7 97 (3.60%) Investment Banking
8 96 (3.57%) Telecoms
9 87 (3.23%) Back Office
10 45 (1.67%) Law
10 45 (1.67%) Advertising
11 36 (1.34%) Financial Institution
12 33 (1.23%) Publishing
13 25 (0.93%) Games
14 17 (0.63%) Electronics
15 15 (0.56%) General Ledger
16 14 (0.52%) Manufacturing
17 11 (0.41%) Billing
17 11 (0.41%) International Banking
18 5 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1362 (50.59%) Developer
2 508 (18.87%) Analyst
3 346 (12.85%) C# Developer
4 326 (12.11%) .NET Developer
5 252 (9.36%) DBA
6 224 (8.32%) Senior Developer
7 200 (7.43%) SQL Developer
8 182 (6.76%) C# .NET Developer
9 178 (6.61%) SQL DBA
10 171 (6.35%) Support Analyst
11 155 (5.76%) Applications Support
12 149 (5.53%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 136 (5.05%) Administrator
14 126 (4.68%) Architect
15 102 (3.79%) Analyst Developer
16 98 (3.64%) Consultant
17 93 (3.45%) SQL Server DBA
18 90 (3.34%) SQL Server Developer
19 84 (3.12%) Applications Support Analyst
20 76 (2.82%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1120 (41.60%) .NET
2 605 (22.47%) ASP.NET
3 475 (17.64%) HTML
4 375 (13.93%) CSS
5 361 (13.41%) jQuery
6 294 (10.92%) ASP.NET MVC
7 246 (9.14%) WCF
8 242 (8.99%) XML
9 203 (7.54%) .NET Framework
10 197 (7.32%) Web Services
11 167 (6.20%) WPF
12 160 (5.94%) HTML5
13 140 (5.20%) AngularJS
14 122 (4.53%) Entity Framework
15 115 (4.27%) Ajax
16 100 (3.71%) LINQ
17 99 (3.68%) ASP.NET Web API
18 94 (3.49%) WinForms
19 91 (3.38%) CSS3
20 82 (3.05%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 210 (7.80%) Analytical Skills
2 195 (7.24%) Computer Science
3 115 (4.27%) Replication
4 110 (4.09%) Management Information System
5 94 (3.49%) Mathematics
6 84 (3.12%) Hedge funds
7 81 (3.01%) Derivative
8 74 (2.75%) Fixed Income
9 70 (2.60%) Clustering
10 61 (2.27%) Visualisation
11 59 (2.19%) Equities
11 59 (2.19%) Enterprise Software
12 55 (2.04%) Data Integration
13 53 (1.97%) Data Structures
14 46 (1.71%) User Experience
15 45 (1.67%) Data Centre
16 43 (1.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 32 (1.19%) Data Extraction
18 27 (1.00%) Kindle
18 27 (1.00%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 506 (18.80%) Windows
2 282 (10.48%) Linux
3 159 (5.91%) UNIX
4 151 (5.61%) Windows Server 2008
5 111 (4.12%) Windows Server 2012
6 80 (2.97%) Windows Server 2003
7 46 (1.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 30 (1.11%) Android
9 29 (1.08%) Windows 7
10 26 (0.97%) Solaris
11 15 (0.56%) Windows XP
11 15 (0.56%) Apple iOS
12 13 (0.48%) AIX
12 13 (0.48%) Ubuntu
13 12 (0.45%) CentOS
14 8 (0.30%) Debian
14 8 (0.30%) HPUX
15 7 (0.26%) Windows Vista
15 7 (0.26%) openSUSE
16 6 (0.22%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 714 (26.52%) Agile Software Development
2 563 (20.91%) Business Intelligence
3 519 (19.28%) MVC
4 357 (13.26%) ETL
5 329 (12.22%) TDD
6 237 (8.80%) Scrum
7 211 (7.84%) SDLC
8 190 (7.06%) Analytics
9 189 (7.02%) OO
10 164 (6.09%) ITIL
11 162 (6.02%) Performance Tuning
12 156 (5.79%) Project Management
13 145 (5.39%) CRM
14 139 (5.16%) Continuous Integration
15 132 (4.90%) Data Modelling
16 130 (4.83%) Asset Management
17 128 (4.75%) BDD
18 124 (4.61%) Data Management
19 123 (4.57%) Migration
20 118 (4.38%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1638 (60.85%) SQL
2 1055 (39.19%) C#
3 628 (23.33%) T-SQL
4 555 (20.62%) JavaScript
5 320 (11.89%) Java
6 139 (5.16%) PowerShell
7 101 (3.75%) Python
8 100 (3.71%) VB.NET
9 97 (3.60%) Perl
10 91 (3.38%) VBA
11 76 (2.82%) C
12 64 (2.38%) C++
13 60 (2.23%) Shell Script
14 58 (2.15%) PHP
15 57 (2.12%) VB
16 54 (2.01%) PL/SQL
17 51 (1.89%) Bash Shell
18 28 (1.04%) Ruby
18 28 (1.04%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
19 26 (0.97%) R
Qualifications
1 354 (13.15%) Degree
2 153 (5.68%) Microsoft Certification
3 55 (2.04%) MCSE
4 51 (1.89%) MCITP
5 25 (0.93%) Security Cleared
6 23 (0.85%) Oracle Certification
6 23 (0.85%) MCSA
7 21 (0.78%) OCP
7 21 (0.78%) Cisco Certification
7 21 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
8 20 (0.74%) CCNA
9 16 (0.59%) MCP
10 14 (0.52%) MCTS
11 13 (0.48%) MCDBA
12 12 (0.45%) MCSD
13 11 (0.41%) PMP
13 11 (0.41%) PMI Certification
14 10 (0.37%) IBM Certification
15 9 (0.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 8 (0.30%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 141 (5.24%) QA
2 40 (1.49%) Data Quality
2 40 (1.49%) SLA
3 33 (1.23%) ISO 9001
4 26 (0.97%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 15 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 10 (0.37%) COBIT
7 4 (0.15%) MiFID
7 4 (0.15%) EMIR
8 3 (0.11%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.037%) Solvency II
9 1 (0.037%) RosettaNet
System Software
1 165 (6.13%) Active Directory
2 84 (3.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 51 (1.89%) Hyper-V
4 49 (1.82%) Oracle RAC
5 23 (0.85%) vSphere
6 21 (0.78%) XenApp
7 13 (0.48%) XenDesktop
7 13 (0.48%) VMware ESX
8 12 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
9 8 (0.30%) Docker
9 8 (0.30%) Terminal Services
9 8 (0.30%) XenServer
10 7 (0.26%) Microsoft App-V
11 6 (0.22%) zsh
12 5 (0.19%) vCloud
12 5 (0.19%) Terminal Server
13 4 (0.15%) VMware Workstation
13 4 (0.15%) ISA Server
13 4 (0.15%) PowerHA
13 4 (0.15%) Oracle Clusterware
Systems Management
1 46 (1.71%) Puppet
2 32 (1.19%) Opscode Chef
3 29 (1.08%) Data Guard
4 18 (0.67%) Nagios
5 16 (0.59%) Backup Exec
5 16 (0.59%) SCCM
5 16 (0.59%) SCOM
6 15 (0.56%) Oracle RMAN
7 14 (0.52%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 13 (0.48%) Tivoli
9 12 (0.45%) Norton AntiVirus
10 11 (0.41%) HP Quality Center
10 11 (0.41%) AirWatch
11 9 (0.33%) WSUS
11 9 (0.33%) OpenView
12 8 (0.30%) BMC PATROL
12 8 (0.30%) Salt
13 7 (0.26%) NetBackup
13 7 (0.26%) ZABBIX
14 5 (0.19%) Control-M
Vendors
1 855 (31.76%) Microsoft
2 562 (20.88%) Oracle
3 165 (6.13%) VMware
4 123 (4.57%) Sybase
5 98 (3.64%) Citrix
6 91 (3.38%) Tableau
7 89 (3.31%) SAP
8 77 (2.86%) IBM
9 75 (2.79%) Cognos
10 67 (2.49%) Informatica
11 51 (1.89%) HP
12 49 (1.82%) Cisco
13 46 (1.71%) Red Hat
14 43 (1.60%) TIBCO
15 33 (1.23%) Ab Initio
15 33 (1.23%) Netezza
16 30 (1.11%) Teradata
16 30 (1.11%) webMethods
17 27 (1.00%) Reuters
17 27 (1.00%) Symantec
City, London
First Point
Salary: £50000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £350.00 - £450.00 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45000 - 80000 + excellent benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
Involved Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £57000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
I.T. Skillfinder
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Gym, Travel + more!
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
Go Partnership.
Salary: From £4,000 to £45,000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
Pioneer Search
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
Sentinel IT LLP
Salary: Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40k-£55k+benefits, progession +package
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £30k to £45k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Pioneer Search
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Pioneer Search
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Pioneer Search
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + bonus, benefits
Posted: Yesterday