Period
to 19 October 2020

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 19 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
London > Central London
6 months to
19 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 24 15 12
Rank change year-on-year -9 -3 -3
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 369 1,459 1,885
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Central London 8.90% 11.58% 13.32%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 31.76% 38.37% 44.67%
Number of salaries quoted 331 1,381 1,754
Median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% +8.70% +4.55%
10th Percentile £42,110 £41,250 £37,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £82,500 £80,000
London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +4.55%

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 1,162 3,802 4,220
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Central London 28.04% 30.17% 29.82%
Number of salaries quoted 983 3,434 3,848
Median annual salary £70,000 £66,500 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.31% +8.33%
10th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £39,000
90th Percentile £97,500 £96,250 £93,750
London median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year +7.69% +4.00% +4.17%

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 19 October 2020.

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 19 October 2020. 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 -8 320 £65,000 +4.00% 96
West End of London +22 10 £65,000 -13.33%
City of Westminster +28 8 £52,500 -7.50%
SQL Server
London

For the 6 months to 19 October 2020, 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.

1 209 (56.64%) SQL
2 168 (45.53%) Microsoft
3 160 (43.36%) Azure
4 151 (40.92%) C#
4 151 (40.92%) .NET
4 151 (40.92%) Finance
5 132 (35.77%) Agile Software Development
6 88 (23.85%) Business Intelligence
7 78 (21.14%) JavaScript
8 75 (20.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 70 (18.97%) Power Platform
10 68 (18.43%) DevOps
10 68 (18.43%) ASP.NET
11 64 (17.34%) Windows
12 63 (17.07%) Data Warehouse
13 61 (16.53%) Power BI
13 61 (16.53%) REST
14 59 (15.99%) Python
14 59 (15.99%) CSS
14 59 (15.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 58 (15.72%) Oracle
15 58 (15.72%) ETL
16 57 (15.45%) Data Modelling
16 57 (15.45%) HTML
17 56 (15.18%) T-SQL
18 53 (14.36%) AWS
18 53 (14.36%) Git (software)
19 52 (14.09%) Continuous Integration
19 52 (14.09%) Analytics
20 51 (13.82%) Fintech

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 21 (5.69%) SharePoint
2 20 (5.42%) Apache Spark
3 18 (4.88%) Apache
4 16 (4.34%) IIS
5 8 (2.17%) Confluence
5 8 (2.17%) MS Exchange
6 6 (1.63%) Tomcat
7 5 (1.36%) CMS
7 5 (1.36%) Skype for Business
8 3 (0.81%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.54%) SAS
10 1 (0.27%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.27%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.27%) Content Management Server
10 1 (0.27%) EPiServer
10 1 (0.27%) IBM HTTP Server
10 1 (0.27%) SilverStripe
10 1 (0.27%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.27%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.27%) WordPress
Applications
1 25 (6.78%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (3.25%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.54%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 14 (3.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (2.98%) Siebel CRM
3 3 (0.81%) iTrent
3 3 (0.81%) Northgate Housing
3 3 (0.81%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.27%) Elite 3E
4 1 (0.27%) FastStats
4 1 (0.27%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.27%) Salerio
4 1 (0.27%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.27%) Temenos T24
4 1 (0.27%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 160 (43.36%) Azure
2 70 (18.97%) Power Platform
3 53 (14.36%) AWS
4 27 (7.32%) Office 365
5 26 (7.05%) Azure Data Factory
6 20 (5.42%) SaaS
7 18 (4.88%) IaaS
7 18 (4.88%) Serverless
8 16 (4.34%) AWS Lambda
9 15 (4.07%) PaaS
10 12 (3.25%) Amazon S3
11 11 (2.98%) Cloud Computing
12 9 (2.44%) Amazon EC2
12 9 (2.44%) Amazon ELB
12 9 (2.44%) AWS CloudFormation
12 9 (2.44%) AWS CodeDeploy
12 9 (2.44%) Dynamics 365
12 9 (2.44%) GCP
12 9 (2.44%) Route 53
12 9 (2.44%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 14 (3.79%) Firewall
2 9 (2.44%) DNS
3 7 (1.90%) WAN
4 5 (1.36%) Skype
5 4 (1.08%) Kerberos
5 4 (1.08%) SAN
6 3 (0.81%) DHCP
6 3 (0.81%) Remote Desktop
7 2 (0.54%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (0.54%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (0.54%) Network Security
7 2 (0.54%) VPN
8 1 (0.27%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.27%) Cisco Firepower
8 1 (0.27%) NetScaler
8 1 (0.27%) SSL
8 1 (0.27%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.27%) VLAN
8 1 (0.27%) VoIP
8 1 (0.27%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (20.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 63 (17.07%) Data Warehouse
3 61 (16.53%) Power BI
4 59 (15.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 45 (12.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 38 (10.30%) Azure SQL Database
7 34 (9.21%) Data Lake
8 33 (8.94%) MySQL
9 31 (8.40%) MongoDB
10 24 (6.50%) SQL Server 2012
11 23 (6.23%) NoSQL
12 22 (5.96%) Big Data
13 21 (5.69%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 21 (5.69%) OLAP
14 18 (4.88%) OLAP Cube
14 18 (4.88%) Relational Database
15 17 (4.61%) OLTP
16 16 (4.34%) Hadoop
17 15 (4.07%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
18 14 (3.79%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 53 (14.36%) Git (software)
2 20 (5.42%) Team Foundation Server
3 16 (4.34%) TeamCity
4 15 (4.07%) Selenium
5 14 (3.79%) JIRA
6 13 (3.52%) Jenkins
7 11 (2.98%) Moq
7 11 (2.98%) MSTest
7 11 (2.98%) NUnit
8 9 (2.44%) Cypress.io
8 9 (2.44%) Subversion
9 7 (1.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 7 (1.90%) Bitbucket
9 7 (1.90%) Visual Studio
10 6 (1.63%) Octopus Deploy
11 5 (1.36%) Maven
12 4 (1.08%) GitLab
12 4 (1.08%) JUnit
13 3 (0.81%) git-flow
13 3 (0.81%) webpack
General
1 151 (40.92%) Finance
2 20 (5.42%) Front Office
3 15 (4.07%) Banking
4 10 (2.71%) Advertising
4 10 (2.71%) Marketing
5 5 (1.36%) Financial Institution
5 5 (1.36%) Investment Banking
5 5 (1.36%) Law
5 5 (1.36%) Legal
6 4 (1.08%) Back Office
6 4 (1.08%) Retail
7 3 (0.81%) Social Housing
8 2 (0.54%) Games
8 2 (0.54%) Public Sector
8 2 (0.54%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.27%) iGaming
9 1 (0.27%) Online Betting
9 1 (0.27%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 188 (50.95%) Developer
2 62 (16.80%) C# Developer
3 49 (13.28%) Senior Developer
4 47 (12.74%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 44 (11.92%) Analyst
6 41 (11.11%) .NET Developer
7 33 (8.94%) Azure Developer
8 32 (8.67%) SQL Developer
9 29 (7.86%) Full Stack Developer
10 23 (6.23%) SQL BI Developer
10 23 (6.23%) SSIS Developer
11 22 (5.96%) C# .NET Developer
12 21 (5.69%) SSAS Developer
13 20 (5.42%) Applications Support
13 20 (5.42%) Data Warehouse Developer
13 20 (5.42%) DevOps Engineer
13 20 (5.42%) SQL Server Developer
14 19 (5.15%) Microsoft BI Developer
14 19 (5.15%) OLAP Developer
14 19 (5.15%) SQL Server BI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 151 (40.92%) .NET
2 68 (18.43%) ASP.NET
3 61 (16.53%) REST
4 59 (15.99%) CSS
5 57 (15.45%) HTML
6 51 (13.82%) .NET Core
7 50 (13.55%) AngularJS
8 40 (10.84%) Web Services
9 38 (10.30%) ASP.NET Web API
9 38 (10.30%) XML
10 32 (8.67%) React
10 32 (8.67%) SOAP
11 30 (8.13%) JSON
12 28 (7.59%) HTML5
13 27 (7.32%) jQuery
14 22 (5.96%) .NET Framework
15 21 (5.69%) ASP.NET MVC
16 20 (5.42%) ASP.NET Core
17 19 (5.15%) CSS3
17 19 (5.15%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 42 (11.38%) Analytical Skills
2 37 (10.03%) Greenfield Project
3 14 (3.79%) Enterprise Software
4 12 (3.25%) Management Information System
4 12 (3.25%) Private Cloud
5 10 (2.71%) Algorithms
5 10 (2.71%) Data Centre
5 10 (2.71%) Derivative
6 9 (2.44%) Public Cloud
7 8 (2.17%) EPoS
8 7 (1.90%) Clustering
9 6 (1.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 6 (1.63%) Market Risk
9 6 (1.63%) Mobile App
9 6 (1.63%) Self-Motivation
10 5 (1.36%) Hybrid Cloud
11 4 (1.08%) Equities
11 4 (1.08%) User Experience
12 3 (0.81%) Client/Server
12 3 (0.81%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 64 (17.34%) Windows
2 34 (9.21%) Linux
3 32 (8.67%) Windows Server
4 20 (5.42%) Unix
5 8 (2.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (1.63%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (1.36%) Windows Server 2016
8 4 (1.08%) Windows 10
8 4 (1.08%) Windows Server 2019
9 3 (0.81%) CentOS
9 3 (0.81%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.54%) Solaris
10 2 (0.54%) VMS
10 2 (0.54%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.27%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (35.77%) Agile Software Development
2 88 (23.85%) Business Intelligence
3 68 (18.43%) DevOps
4 58 (15.72%) ETL
5 57 (15.45%) Data Modelling
6 52 (14.09%) Analytics
6 52 (14.09%) Continuous Integration
7 51 (13.82%) Fintech
8 48 (13.01%) TDD
9 45 (12.20%) Scrum
10 42 (11.38%) Problem-Solving
11 39 (10.57%) Test Automation
12 37 (10.03%) SDLC
13 36 (9.76%) MVC
14 35 (9.49%) Microservices
15 32 (8.67%) Performance Tuning
16 30 (8.13%) Data Analytics
17 26 (7.05%) ITIL
18 24 (6.50%) SOLID
19 23 (6.23%) Data Integration
Programming Languages
1 209 (56.64%) SQL
2 151 (40.92%) C#
3 78 (21.14%) JavaScript
4 59 (15.99%) Python
5 56 (15.18%) T-SQL
6 34 (9.21%) Java
7 31 (8.40%) PowerShell
8 19 (5.15%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 18 (4.88%) TypeScript
10 14 (3.79%) R
11 13 (3.52%) Bash Shell
11 13 (3.52%) Ruby
12 7 (1.90%) VB.NET
13 5 (1.36%) PL/SQL
13 5 (1.36%) Scala
13 5 (1.36%) SOQL
14 3 (0.81%) C++
14 3 (0.81%) Go
14 3 (0.81%) Shell Script
15 2 (0.54%) VBA
Qualifications
1 24 (6.50%) Degree
2 12 (3.25%) Computer Science Degree
3 9 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (1.63%) CCNA
4 6 (1.63%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (1.63%) ISEB
4 6 (1.63%) MCSE
5 4 (1.08%) SC Cleared
5 4 (1.08%) Security Cleared
6 3 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.54%) AWS Certification
7 2 (0.54%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (0.54%) MCSA
8 1 (0.27%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.27%) MCP
8 1 (0.27%) Numerate Degree
8 1 (0.27%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.27%) PMP
8 1 (0.27%) RHCE
8 1 (0.27%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.90%) QA
2 5 (1.36%) GDPR
2 5 (1.36%) SLA
3 3 (0.81%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.81%) MiFID
3 3 (0.81%) PSD2
4 1 (0.27%) IFRS
4 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 34 (9.21%) Active Directory
2 31 (8.40%) Docker
3 16 (4.34%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (2.17%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.81%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 3 (0.81%) Virtual Desktop
5 3 (0.81%) vSphere
6 2 (0.54%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.54%) XenApp
7 1 (0.27%) Cronacle
7 1 (0.27%) HDFS
7 1 (0.27%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 1 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.27%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 19 (5.15%) Kubernetes
2 17 (4.61%) Ansible
3 15 (4.07%) Puppet
4 10 (2.71%) Microsoft Intune
5 9 (2.44%) Microsoft Clustering
5 9 (2.44%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (1.90%) SCCM
6 7 (1.90%) Terraform
7 4 (1.08%) Nagios
8 3 (0.81%) Control-M
8 3 (0.81%) Grafana
8 3 (0.81%) Packer
8 3 (0.81%) Prometheus
8 3 (0.81%) ZABBIX
9 2 (0.54%) Tivoli
10 1 (0.27%) Backup Exec
10 1 (0.27%) HP Data Protector
10 1 (0.27%) Netcool
10 1 (0.27%) Netcool/OMNIbus
10 1 (0.27%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 168 (45.53%) Microsoft
2 58 (15.72%) Oracle
3 25 (6.78%) Databricks
4 22 (5.96%) VMware
5 15 (4.07%) Tableau
6 11 (2.98%) Siebel
7 8 (2.17%) Sybase
8 7 (1.90%) Google
8 7 (1.90%) Salesforce.com
8 7 (1.90%) Splunk
9 6 (1.63%) Red Hat
10 5 (1.36%) Atlassian
10 5 (1.36%) Cisco
10 5 (1.36%) Citrix
11 4 (1.08%) IBM
12 3 (0.81%) BMC
12 3 (0.81%) Dell
12 3 (0.81%) GrapeCity
12 3 (0.81%) NetApp
12 3 (0.81%) Northgate