The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server skills in IT jobs advertised for the 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 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 10 12 6
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -6
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 5932 6628 7245
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 13.86% 14.59% 16.33%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 46.73% 47.77% 53.68%
Number of salaries quoted 5221 5788 6439
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,250 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
SQL Server
England

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 London region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
12695 13874 13496
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 29.67% 30.54% 30.41%
Number of salaries quoted 10931 11769 11697
Average salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,000 £36,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £76,500 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

SQL Server
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

SQL Server Jobs Demand Trend in London

SQL Server
Salary Trend in London

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

SQL Server Salary Trend in London

SQL Server
Salary Histogram in London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SQL Server across the London region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

SQL Server Salary Histogram in London

SQL Server
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server within the London region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -2 1340 £50,000 - 275
Kingston Upon Thames +6 55 £57,500 +21.05% 8
Uxbridge +21 36 £47,500 +31.03% 8
Croydon +4 32 £42,500 -10.52% 7
Docklands, London +17 27 £40,000 -37.00% 1
Harrow +7 24 £41,250 -5.71% 4
Wimbledon -3 16 £40,000 - 1
Chiswick +5 14 £37,500 +15.38%
Mayfair +1 13 £40,000 -56.75%
Hammersmith -2 12 £45,000 - 1
Beckenham +6 11 £36,500 +4.28% 2
Isleworth - 11 £32,500 - 1
Enfield +6 10 £27,500 -8.33%
Brentford -7 10 £37,500 +0.96% 1
West Drayton -2 9 £55,000 +33.33% 2
Chessington - 9 £45,000 - 3
Bromley +10 8 £42,500 +7.59% 2
Twickenham -6 8 £37,500 +4.16% 1
Romford +2 7 £37,500 +50.00% 1
Southwark +1 7 £50,000 -
Sidcup -2 7 £50,000 +21.95% 1
Canary Wharf +15 6 £35,000 -
Ealing -3 6 £60,000 +60.18%
Wembley -6 5 £37,500 +25.00% 1
Paddington - 5 £40,000 -
Hounslow +15 4 £47,250 -9.13% 2
Ruislip +2 4 £40,000 +6.66%
Coulsdon +2 4 £47,500 - 1
Feltham - 4 £30,000 -
Surbiton +1 3 £60,000 +106.89% 1
South Croydon - 3 £50,000 -
Barnet +7 2 £47,500 +26.66% 2
Teddington 0 2 £40,000 - 1
Morden - 2 £47,500 -
Grays - 2 £37,500 -
Westminster -1 1 £40,000 -
Upminster -2 1 £37,500 +29.31%
Stanmore - 1 £40,000 - 1
Pinner - 1 £47,000 -
Hayes - 1 - - 1
SQL Server
England

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT jobs across the 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 6476 (54.26%) SQL
2 5511 (46.17%) .NET
3 5245 (43.94%) C#
4 4399 (36.85%) Microsoft
5 3742 (31.35%) Agile Software Development
6 3675 (30.79%) Finance
7 3478 (29.14%) ASP.NET
8 3329 (27.89%) Windows
9 2855 (23.92%) MVC
10 2675 (22.41%) JavaScript
11 2474 (20.73%) SQL Server 2008
12 2463 (20.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 2424 (20.31%) HTML
14 2396 (20.07%) MS Excel
15 2256 (18.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 2227 (18.66%) Oracle
17 2181 (18.27%) T-SQL
18 2114 (17.71%) TDD
19 1920 (16.09%) Business Intelligence
20 1874 (15.70%) ASP.NET MVC
21 1772 (14.85%) CSS
22 1710 (14.33%) Scrum
23 1692 (14.18%) Degree
24 1663 (13.93%) WCF
25 1486 (12.45%) Data Warehouse
26 1437 (12.04%) SQL Server 2012
27 1396 (11.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
28 1355 (11.35%) .NET Framework
29 1346 (11.28%) Web Services
30 1329 (11.13%) jQuery

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT jobs across the 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 1223 (10.25%) SharePoint
2 1142 (9.57%) IIS
3 567 (4.75%) MS Exchange
4 347 (2.91%) Apache
5 320 (2.68%) SharePoint 2013
6 312 (2.61%) SharePoint 2010
7 307 (2.57%) CMS
8 299 (2.51%) BizTalk Server
9 272 (2.28%) Exchange Server 2010
10 267 (2.24%) Tomcat
11 237 (1.99%) Node.js
12 195 (1.63%) JBoss
13 175 (1.47%) WebSphere
14 163 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2007
15 146 (1.22%) SAS
16 140 (1.17%) WebLogic
17 136 (1.14%) Umbraco
18 129 (1.08%) Lync
19 111 (0.93%) nginx
20 92 (0.77%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 2396 (20.07%) MS Excel
2 666 (5.58%) MS Office
3 106 (0.89%) MS Visio
4 99 (0.83%) MS Project
5 91 (0.76%) InfoPath
6 78 (0.65%) PowerPivot
7 68 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
8 66 (0.55%) SPSS
9 60 (0.50%) MS PowerPoint
10 20 (0.17%) Photoshop
11 14 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
12 10 (0.084%) AutoCAD
13 8 (0.067%) GNU Octave
14 7 (0.059%) CPLEX
15 6 (0.050%) LaTeX
16 5 (0.042%) HipChat
17 4 (0.034%) Open Workbench
18 3 (0.025%) FastStats
19 2 (0.017%) S-PLUS
19 2 (0.017%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 297 (2.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 68 (0.57%) Dynamics GP
3 57 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
3 57 (0.48%) RMDS
4 54 (0.45%) Markit EDM
5 37 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
6 32 (0.27%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 31 (0.26%) Agresso
8 30 (0.25%) Towers Watson Igloo
8 30 (0.25%) Magento
9 25 (0.21%) Fredhopper
10 23 (0.19%) Google Analytics
11 22 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
12 21 (0.18%) Cognos TM1
13 20 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
14 19 (0.16%) Endur
14 19 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
15 14 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
15 14 (0.12%) Sophis RISQUE
16 12 (0.10%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 546 (4.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 242 (2.03%) SaaS
3 173 (1.45%) Amazon AWS
4 157 (1.32%) Office 365
5 94 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
6 86 (0.72%) GitHub
7 72 (0.60%) IaaS
7 72 (0.60%) PaaS
8 28 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
9 15 (0.13%) AWS CloudFormation
10 14 (0.12%) Trello
11 13 (0.11%) Amazon S3
12 11 (0.092%) Google Cloud Platform
13 8 (0.067%) CloudFront
14 7 (0.059%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 6 (0.050%) Amazon ElastiCache
15 6 (0.050%) ElastiCache
15 6 (0.050%) Amazon ELB
16 5 (0.042%) Google App Engine
16 5 (0.042%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 663 (5.55%) SAN
2 457 (3.83%) Firewall
3 434 (3.64%) TCP/IP
4 427 (3.58%) Internet
5 423 (3.54%) DNS
6 293 (2.45%) WAN
7 283 (2.37%) LAN
8 265 (2.22%) DHCP
9 228 (1.91%) HTTP
10 186 (1.56%) NAS
11 180 (1.51%) VPN
12 172 (1.44%) Intranet
13 130 (1.09%) iSCSI
14 126 (1.06%) Fibre Channel
15 118 (0.99%) FTP
16 95 (0.80%) FCoE
17 91 (0.76%) Broadband
18 85 (0.71%) VLAN
19 84 (0.70%) Extranet
20 80 (0.67%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2474 (20.73%) SQL Server 2008
2 2463 (20.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2256 (18.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1486 (12.45%) Data Warehouse
5 1437 (12.04%) SQL Server 2012
6 1396 (11.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1042 (8.73%) SQL Server 2005
8 1023 (8.57%) Relational Database
9 903 (7.57%) MySQL
10 567 (4.75%) Oracle Database
11 514 (4.31%) RDBMS
12 404 (3.38%) NoSQL
13 374 (3.13%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 363 (3.04%) OLAP
15 352 (2.95%) Big Data
16 333 (2.79%) QlikView
17 323 (2.71%) MongoDB
18 258 (2.16%) DB2
19 223 (1.87%) Hadoop
20 212 (1.78%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 944 (7.91%) Visual Studio
2 842 (7.05%) NUnit
3 643 (5.39%) Subversion
4 641 (5.37%) Team Foundation Server
5 510 (4.27%) Rhino Mocks
6 493 (4.13%) Git (software)
7 349 (2.92%) Moq
8 323 (2.71%) JIRA
9 322 (2.70%) TeamCity
10 219 (1.83%) Jenkins
11 189 (1.58%) SpecFlow
12 166 (1.39%) Selenium
13 159 (1.33%) Maven
14 157 (1.32%) MSTest
15 130 (1.09%) JUnit
16 129 (1.08%) Ant
17 126 (1.06%) Eclipse
18 104 (0.87%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
19 94 (0.79%) CruiseControl
20 87 (0.73%) FitNesse
General
1 3675 (30.79%) Finance
2 1209 (10.13%) Banking
3 600 (5.03%) Marketing
4 567 (4.75%) Retail
5 479 (4.01%) Front Office
6 394 (3.30%) Investment Banking
7 380 (3.18%) Advertising
8 377 (3.16%) Legal
9 351 (2.94%) Telecoms
10 319 (2.67%) Law
11 241 (2.02%) Back Office
12 230 (1.93%) Games
13 181 (1.52%) Financial Institution
14 107 (0.90%) Publishing
15 88 (0.74%) Billing
16 69 (0.58%) Manufacturing
17 40 (0.34%) French Language
18 34 (0.28%) Music Industry
19 32 (0.27%) German Language
20 29 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 5980 (50.10%) Developer
2 2058 (17.24%) .NET Developer
3 1664 (13.94%) Analyst
4 1573 (13.18%) C# Developer
5 999 (8.37%) DBA
6 969 (8.12%) C# .NET Developer
7 874 (7.32%) Senior Developer
8 709 (5.94%) SQL DBA
9 644 (5.40%) SQL Developer
10 634 (5.31%) Administrator
11 613 (5.14%) Consultant
12 590 (4.94%) Support Analyst
13 577 (4.83%) Applications Support
14 550 (4.61%) Architect
15 494 (4.14%) Business Intelligence Developer
16 471 (3.95%) C# ASP.NET Developer
17 444 (3.72%) ASP.NET Developer
18 334 (2.80%) Junior
19 322 (2.70%) SQL Server DBA
20 321 (2.69%) Applications Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5511 (46.17%) .NET
2 3478 (29.14%) ASP.NET
3 2424 (20.31%) HTML
4 1874 (15.70%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1772 (14.85%) CSS
6 1663 (13.93%) WCF
7 1355 (11.35%) .NET Framework
8 1346 (11.28%) Web Services
9 1329 (11.13%) jQuery
10 1328 (11.13%) XML
11 971 (8.14%) WPF
12 931 (7.80%) HTML5
13 756 (6.33%) Ajax
14 653 (5.47%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 649 (5.44%) AngularJS
16 605 (5.07%) NHibernate
17 590 (4.94%) ASP.NET Web API
18 556 (4.66%) LINQ
19 535 (4.48%) WinForms
20 415 (3.48%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1118 (9.37%) Analytical Skills
2 752 (6.30%) Computer Science
3 502 (4.21%) Clustering
4 484 (4.05%) Replication
5 443 (3.71%) Hedge funds
6 334 (2.80%) Management Information System
7 292 (2.45%) Enterprise Software
8 267 (2.24%) Open Source
9 260 (2.18%) Mobile App
10 227 (1.90%) Client/Server
11 222 (1.86%) Visualisation
12 215 (1.80%) Data Structures
12 215 (1.80%) Mathematics
13 213 (1.78%) Fixed Income
14 209 (1.75%) Inversion of Control
15 191 (1.60%) Derivative
16 174 (1.46%) Data Integration
17 167 (1.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 142 (1.19%) Blackberry
19 129 (1.08%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 3329 (27.89%) Windows
2 1198 (10.04%) Linux
3 980 (8.21%) Windows Server 2008
4 652 (5.46%) Windows Server 2012
5 564 (4.73%) UNIX
6 543 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
7 291 (2.44%) Windows 7
8 204 (1.71%) Android
9 190 (1.59%) Solaris
10 177 (1.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 146 (1.22%) Apple iOS
12 129 (1.08%) Windows 8
13 127 (1.06%) Windows XP
14 69 (0.58%) Debian
14 69 (0.58%) CentOS
15 61 (0.51%) Ubuntu
16 48 (0.40%) AIX
17 42 (0.35%) Windows Vista
18 32 (0.27%) Windows 2000 Server
18 32 (0.27%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 3742 (31.35%) Agile Software Development
2 2855 (23.92%) MVC
3 2114 (17.71%) TDD
4 1920 (16.09%) Business Intelligence
5 1710 (14.33%) Scrum
6 1324 (11.09%) OO
7 1159 (9.71%) ETL
8 990 (8.29%) BDD
9 768 (6.43%) Performance Tuning
10 751 (6.29%) ITIL
11 748 (6.27%) Continuous Integration
12 666 (5.58%) E-Commerce
13 651 (5.45%) CRM
14 618 (5.18%) Project Management
15 610 (5.11%) Web Application Development
16 566 (4.74%) Analytics
17 544 (4.56%) Software Engineering
18 492 (4.12%) Web Development
19 487 (4.08%) Unit Testing
20 485 (4.06%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 6476 (54.26%) SQL
2 5245 (43.94%) C#
3 2675 (22.41%) JavaScript
4 2181 (18.27%) T-SQL
5 1223 (10.25%) Java
6 504 (4.22%) VB.NET
7 497 (4.16%) PowerShell
8 372 (3.12%) VB
9 371 (3.11%) Python
10 370 (3.10%) C++
11 362 (3.03%) VBA
12 334 (2.80%) Ruby
13 327 (2.74%) Perl
14 259 (2.17%) PL/SQL
15 245 (2.05%) PHP
16 185 (1.55%) Bash Shell
17 184 (1.54%) C
18 138 (1.16%) VBScript
19 120 (1.01%) Shell Script
20 85 (0.71%) R
Qualifications
1 1692 (14.18%) Degree
2 611 (5.12%) Microsoft Certification
3 269 (2.25%) MCSE
4 203 (1.70%) Security Cleared
5 186 (1.56%) MCITP
6 183 (1.53%) MCP
7 114 (0.96%) SC Cleared
8 109 (0.91%) MCSA
9 101 (0.85%) Cisco Certification
9 101 (0.85%) MCTS
10 89 (0.75%) MCSD
11 75 (0.63%) DV Cleared
12 72 (0.60%) ISEB
13 69 (0.58%) CCNA
13 69 (0.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 63 (0.53%) Oracle Certification
15 58 (0.49%) OCP
16 57 (0.48%) MCDBA
17 55 (0.46%) ITIL Certification
18 48 (0.40%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 550 (4.61%) QA
2 214 (1.79%) SLA
3 65 (0.54%) ISO 9001
4 59 (0.49%) Data Quality
5 48 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 44 (0.37%) PCI DSS
7 21 (0.18%) FISMA
8 15 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 14 (0.12%) HL7
10 13 (0.11%) JSP 440
11 11 (0.092%) COBIT
12 8 (0.067%) PMBOK
13 7 (0.059%) EMIR
13 7 (0.059%) Solvency II
14 5 (0.042%) Basel II
14 5 (0.042%) ISO 8583
15 3 (0.025%) ISO 14001
15 3 (0.025%) Basel III
15 3 (0.025%) Dodd-Frank
16 2 (0.017%) MiFID
System Software
1 1073 (8.99%) Active Directory
2 722 (6.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 302 (2.53%) Hyper-V
4 266 (2.23%) vSphere
5 200 (1.68%) Oracle RAC
6 179 (1.50%) VMware ESXi
7 178 (1.49%) XenApp
8 127 (1.06%) NFS
9 121 (1.01%) VMware ESX
10 98 (0.82%) XenDesktop
11 77 (0.65%) SRDF
12 69 (0.58%) XenServer
13 41 (0.34%) Microsoft App-V
14 35 (0.29%) KVM
15 33 (0.28%) Terminal Services
16 31 (0.26%) Varnish
17 30 (0.25%) VMware Server
18 27 (0.23%) vCloud
19 26 (0.22%) HDFS
19 26 (0.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 191 (1.60%) SCOM
2 189 (1.58%) Puppet
3 175 (1.47%) SCCM
4 133 (1.11%) Nagios
5 128 (1.07%) Opscode Chef
6 110 (0.92%) Data Guard
7 72 (0.60%) Backup Exec
8 68 (0.57%) ZABBIX
9 48 (0.40%) Oracle RMAN
10 47 (0.39%) OpenView
10 47 (0.39%) NetBackup
11 46 (0.39%) WSUS
12 44 (0.37%) Graphite
13 42 (0.35%) Norton AntiVirus
14 41 (0.34%) HP Quality Center
15 39 (0.33%) Tivoli
16 37 (0.31%) logstash
16 37 (0.31%) Opsview
17 36 (0.30%) SCVMM
18 31 (0.26%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 4399 (36.85%) Microsoft
2 2227 (18.66%) Oracle
3 1028 (8.61%) VMware
4 538 (4.51%) Cisco
5 511 (4.28%) Citrix
6 443 (3.71%) HP
7 333 (2.79%) Sybase
8 297 (2.49%) NetApp
9 280 (2.35%) Business Objects
10 279 (2.34%) SAP
10 279 (2.34%) Tableau
11 253 (2.12%) IBM
12 216 (1.81%) EMC
13 208 (1.74%) Red Hat
14 205 (1.72%) Cognos
15 184 (1.54%) Google
16 156 (1.31%) Dell
16 156 (1.31%) Informatica
17 148 (1.24%) Facebook
18 146 (1.22%) TIBCO
London
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £65,000 per annum bonus, pension, medical, training
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £45000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + 10%+ Bonus
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £45000 - £55000.00 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Circle Recruitment
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Limited
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
TDA Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Bonus
Posted: 18 hours ago
Chessington, Surrey
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Parham Consulting Ltd
Salary: bonus and good benefits package
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Empiric Solutions
Salary: Package
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Circle Recruitment
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Sola Technology Ltd
Salary: Excellent Salary and benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago