Period
to 17 October 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Central London with a requirement for SQL Server skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited SQL Server over the 6 months to 17 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
London > Central London
6 months to
17 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 24 26 16
Rank change year-on-year +2 -10 -3
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 597 366 1,478
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Central London 8.84% 8.91% 11.63%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 29.92% 31.63% 37.71%
Number of salaries quoted 481 300 1,349
10th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £40,850
25th Percentile £51,250 £51,250 £47,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.00% +4.17%
75th Percentile £93,750 £81,563 £75,750
90th Percentile £103,750 £97,625 £82,500
London median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year - +8.33% +4.35%

SQL Server is in the Databases and Business Intelligence category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Central London with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
Central London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 1,995 1,157 3,919
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Central London 29.54% 28.18% 30.84%
Number of salaries quoted 1,761 982 3,550
10th Percentile £46,250 £42,500 £41,250
25th Percentile £56,250 £52,500 £51,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £72,500 £70,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.57% +7.69% -
75th Percentile £93,750 £85,000 £82,500
90th Percentile £107,500 £98,625 £95,000
London median annual salary £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year - +7.69% +4.00%

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

Job postings citing SQL Server as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Central London.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server in Central London

SQL Server
Salary Trend in Central London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing SQL Server in Central London.

Salary trend for SQL Server in Central London

SQL Server
Salary Histogram in Central London

Salary distribution for jobs citing SQL Server in Central London over the 6 months to 17 October 2021.

Salary histogram for SQL Server in Central London

SQL Server
Job Locations in Central London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server within the Central London region over the 6 months to 17 October 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +3 523 £67,500 +3.85% 176
City of Westminster -19 4 £55,644 +5.99% 2
Southwark - 4 - -
West End of London -19 1 £56,757 -12.68% 2
Camden - 1 £64,000 -
Kensington and Chelsea - 1 £54,532 -
SQL Server
London

For the 6 months to 17 October 2021, IT jobs citing SQL Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Central London region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 375 (62.81%) C#
2 294 (49.25%) Azure
3 293 (49.08%) SQL
4 288 (48.24%) .NET
5 272 (45.56%) Finance
6 269 (45.06%) Agile Software Development
7 207 (34.67%) JavaScript
8 174 (29.15%) DevOps
9 171 (28.64%) Social Skills
9 171 (28.64%) Microsoft
10 134 (22.45%) Software Engineering
11 123 (20.60%) Oracle
12 120 (20.10%) Windows
13 119 (19.93%) HTML
14 117 (19.60%) ASP.NET
15 115 (19.26%) CSS
15 115 (19.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 115 (19.26%) AWS
16 112 (18.76%) React
17 111 (18.59%) AngularJS
17 111 (18.59%) Business Intelligence
18 107 (17.92%) Full Stack Development
19 100 (16.75%) Python
20 98 (16.42%) Degree
20 98 (16.42%) .NET Core
21 97 (16.25%) Microservices
22 96 (16.08%) T-SQL
23 95 (15.91%) QA
24 94 (15.75%) Test Automation
25 93 (15.58%) JIRA

SQL Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in Central London 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 61 (10.22%) Confluence
2 40 (6.70%) SharePoint
3 23 (3.85%) IIS
4 7 (1.17%) SAS
5 6 (1.01%) CMS
5 6 (1.01%) EPiServer
6 5 (0.84%) MS Exchange
7 4 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (0.50%) Apache Spark
8 3 (0.50%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.34%) Apache Airflow
9 2 (0.34%) Apache Pig
9 2 (0.34%) JBoss
9 2 (0.34%) nginx
9 2 (0.34%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.34%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.17%) Apache Pulsar
10 1 (0.17%) Appian
10 1 (0.17%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 55 (9.21%) Microsoft Excel
2 41 (6.87%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (1.68%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 18 (3.02%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.01%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 4 (0.67%) BambooHR
3 4 (0.67%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.67%) NetSuite
4 3 (0.50%) FastStats
4 3 (0.50%) Unica
5 2 (0.34%) Relativity
6 1 (0.17%) Elite 3E
6 1 (0.17%) Endur
6 1 (0.17%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
6 1 (0.17%) nopCommerce
6 1 (0.17%) Northgate Housing
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.17%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.17%) Salerio
Cloud Services
1 294 (49.25%) Azure
2 115 (19.26%) AWS
3 90 (15.08%) Serverless
4 75 (12.56%) Power Platform
5 59 (9.88%) GCP
6 51 (8.54%) SaaS
7 32 (5.36%) PaaS
8 29 (4.86%) Microsoft 365
9 23 (3.85%) Azure Data Factory
10 22 (3.69%) IaaS
11 18 (3.02%) AWS Lambda
12 16 (2.68%) Azure Active Directory
12 16 (2.68%) Azure Functions
13 15 (2.51%) PowerApps
14 14 (2.35%) GitHub
15 13 (2.18%) Slack
16 12 (2.01%) Azure Cosmos DB
17 11 (1.84%) Azure Storage
17 11 (1.84%) Power Automate
18 10 (1.68%) Azure Synapse Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 11 (1.84%) DNS
1 11 (1.84%) FTP
2 9 (1.51%) Firewall
3 8 (1.34%) DHCP
4 7 (1.17%) VoIP
5 6 (1.01%) VPN
6 5 (0.84%) Cisco Nexus
6 5 (0.84%) TCP/IP
7 4 (0.67%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (0.67%) Cisco IOS
7 4 (0.67%) HTTP
7 4 (0.67%) Network Security
7 4 (0.67%) VLAN
8 3 (0.50%) Cisco Firepower
8 3 (0.50%) LAN
8 3 (0.50%) WAN
9 2 (0.34%) Internet
9 2 (0.34%) MPLS
9 2 (0.34%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (0.17%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 115 (19.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 83 (13.90%) Relational Database
3 79 (13.23%) NoSQL
4 75 (12.56%) PostgreSQL
5 73 (12.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 71 (11.89%) Power BI
7 67 (11.22%) Data Warehouse
8 57 (9.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 56 (9.38%) MongoDB
10 52 (8.71%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 45 (7.54%) Tableau
12 38 (6.37%) Azure SQL Database
13 29 (4.86%) SQL Server 2016
14 23 (3.85%) Data Lake
14 23 (3.85%) SQL Server 2017
15 22 (3.69%) SQL Server 2008
16 20 (3.35%) Big Data
17 19 (3.18%) MySQL
18 15 (2.51%) Oracle Database
19 14 (2.35%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 93 (15.58%) JIRA
2 64 (10.72%) Git (software)
3 59 (9.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 56 (9.38%) Jenkins
5 52 (8.71%) SonarQube
6 31 (5.19%) Team Foundation Server
7 26 (4.36%) Visual Studio
8 15 (2.51%) Visual Studio Team System
9 13 (2.18%) NUnit
10 9 (1.51%) Octopus Deploy
11 8 (1.34%) Bitbucket
11 8 (1.34%) Gradle
11 8 (1.34%) Jasmine
11 8 (1.34%) Maven
11 8 (1.34%) Moq
11 8 (1.34%) Selenium
12 7 (1.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 7 (1.17%) Subversion
12 7 (1.17%) TeamCity
12 7 (1.17%) WinDbg
General
1 272 (45.56%) Finance
2 171 (28.64%) Social Skills
3 46 (7.71%) Presentation Skills
4 45 (7.54%) Influencing Skills
5 40 (6.70%) Front Office
6 39 (6.53%) Banking
7 31 (5.19%) Marketing
8 29 (4.86%) Analytical Skills
9 26 (4.36%) Retail
10 19 (3.18%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 18 (3.02%) Games
11 18 (3.02%) Investment Banking
12 15 (2.51%) Law
12 15 (2.51%) Legal
13 11 (1.84%) Advertising
14 7 (1.17%) Financial Institution
15 6 (1.01%) Private Banking
16 5 (0.84%) Organisational Skills
16 5 (0.84%) Pharmaceutical
16 5 (0.84%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 312 (52.26%) Developer
2 98 (16.42%) C# Developer
3 92 (15.41%) .NET Developer
4 78 (13.07%) Senior Developer
5 58 (9.72%) SQL Developer
6 56 (9.38%) Technical Leader
7 54 (9.05%) Software Developer
8 53 (8.88%) C# .NET Developer
9 48 (8.04%) Analyst
10 36 (6.03%) Full Stack Developer
11 28 (4.69%) Applications Support
11 28 (4.69%) Software Engineer
12 26 (4.36%) Azure Developer
13 25 (4.19%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 24 (4.02%) Senior Software Developer
15 21 (3.52%) Applications Developer
15 21 (3.52%) Architect
15 21 (3.52%) Lead Developer
15 21 (3.52%) Senior C# Developer
16 18 (3.02%) .NET Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 288 (48.24%) .NET
2 119 (19.93%) HTML
3 117 (19.60%) ASP.NET
4 115 (19.26%) CSS
5 112 (18.76%) React
6 111 (18.59%) AngularJS
7 98 (16.42%) .NET Core
8 93 (15.58%) HTML5
9 86 (14.41%) .NET Framework
10 84 (14.07%) Node.js
11 77 (12.90%) Web Services
12 72 (12.06%) jQuery
13 64 (10.72%) REST
14 60 (10.05%) Entity Framework
15 55 (9.21%) ASP.NET Web API
16 46 (7.71%) OAuth
16 46 (7.71%) OAuth2
17 45 (7.54%) OpenID
18 36 (6.03%) ASP.NET MVC
18 36 (6.03%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 58 (9.72%) Greenfield Project
2 39 (6.53%) Equities
3 28 (4.69%) Enterprise Software
4 23 (3.85%) Management Information System
5 16 (2.68%) N-Tier
6 14 (2.35%) User Experience
7 11 (1.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 11 (1.84%) Hedge funds
8 9 (1.51%) Fat Client
8 9 (1.51%) Handset
8 9 (1.51%) Thin Client
9 8 (1.34%) Data Centre
10 7 (1.17%) Private Cloud
11 6 (1.01%) CMDB
12 5 (0.84%) Marketing Technology
12 5 (0.84%) Reinsurance
12 5 (0.84%) Replication
13 4 (0.67%) Data Structures
13 4 (0.67%) Fixed Income
13 4 (0.67%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 120 (20.10%) Windows
2 40 (6.70%) Windows Server
3 16 (2.68%) Linux
4 14 (2.35%) Android
5 13 (2.18%) Windows 10
6 12 (2.01%) Unix
6 12 (2.01%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (1.51%) Windows Server 2016
7 9 (1.51%) Windows Server 2019
8 6 (1.01%) Apple iOS
9 3 (0.50%) VMS
10 2 (0.34%) CentOS
10 2 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.17%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 269 (45.06%) Agile Software Development
2 174 (29.15%) DevOps
3 134 (22.45%) Software Engineering
4 111 (18.59%) Business Intelligence
5 107 (17.92%) Full Stack Development
6 97 (16.25%) Microservices
7 94 (15.75%) Test Automation
8 84 (14.07%) TDD
9 83 (13.90%) MVC
10 76 (12.73%) Continuous Integration
11 70 (11.73%) UML
12 69 (11.56%) Analytics
13 68 (11.39%) Computer Science
14 59 (9.88%) Unit Testing
15 58 (9.72%) Code Coverage
16 57 (9.55%) Multithreading
17 54 (9.05%) Data Privacy
17 54 (9.05%) Event-Driven
17 54 (9.05%) Event-Driven Architecture
18 53 (8.88%) Requirements Gathering
Programming Languages
1 375 (62.81%) C#
2 293 (49.08%) SQL
3 207 (34.67%) JavaScript
4 100 (16.75%) Python
5 96 (16.08%) T-SQL
6 75 (12.56%) Java
7 55 (9.21%) PowerShell
7 55 (9.21%) TypeScript
8 52 (8.71%) C++
9 26 (4.36%) VB
10 22 (3.69%) VBA
11 17 (2.85%) ES6
12 15 (2.51%) R
13 14 (2.35%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 12 (2.01%) VBScript
15 10 (1.68%) C
16 4 (0.67%) Go
16 4 (0.67%) PHP
16 4 (0.67%) VB.NET
17 3 (0.50%) Scala
Qualifications
1 98 (16.42%) Degree
2 53 (8.88%) Master's Degree
3 14 (2.35%) Computer Science Degree
4 7 (1.17%) SC Cleared
4 7 (1.17%) Security Cleared
5 3 (0.50%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (0.50%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (0.50%) SAS Certification
6 2 (0.34%) DBS Check
6 2 (0.34%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.34%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 2 (0.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (0.34%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (0.34%) MCSE
7 1 (0.17%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.17%) CEH
7 1 (0.17%) EC-Council LPT
7 1 (0.17%) ECSA
7 1 (0.17%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (0.17%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 95 (15.91%) QA
2 51 (8.54%) GDPR
3 29 (4.86%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.50%) SLA
5 2 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.17%) GRC
6 1 (0.17%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.17%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.17%) PMO
6 1 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 91 (15.24%) Docker
2 33 (5.53%) Active Directory
3 11 (1.84%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.84%) vSphere
5 4 (0.67%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.67%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.50%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 2 (0.34%) Apache Flume
7 2 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.34%) VMware NSX
8 1 (0.17%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 78 (13.07%) Kubernetes
2 27 (4.52%) Terraform
3 15 (2.51%) Ansible
3 15 (2.51%) Opscode Chef
4 12 (2.01%) SCCM
5 7 (1.17%) Perfmon
6 6 (1.01%) ITRS Geneos
6 6 (1.01%) Puppet
7 4 (0.67%) Grafana
8 3 (0.50%) Backup Exec
8 3 (0.50%) HAProxy
8 3 (0.50%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (0.50%) Microsoft Clustering
8 3 (0.50%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 2 (0.34%) Microsoft Intune
9 2 (0.34%) MOM
9 2 (0.34%) Prometheus
9 2 (0.34%) QRadar
10 1 (0.17%) Automic
10 1 (0.17%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 171 (28.64%) Microsoft
2 123 (20.60%) Oracle
3 21 (3.52%) Atlassian
3 21 (3.52%) VMware
4 19 (3.18%) Bloomberg
5 17 (2.85%) Fidessa
6 16 (2.68%) Databricks
7 12 (2.01%) Charles River
7 12 (2.01%) IBM
8 11 (1.84%) Salesforce.com
9 10 (1.68%) Apple
9 10 (1.68%) Cisco
9 10 (1.68%) Tradeweb
10 9 (1.51%) iManage
10 9 (1.51%) Reuters
11 8 (1.34%) Dell
11 8 (1.34%) ServiceNow
11 8 (1.34%) Teradata
12 7 (1.17%) Alteryx
12 7 (1.17%) Portware