Period
to 20 May 2019

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 20 May 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
London > Central London
6 months to
20 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 15 10 9
Rank change year-on-year -5 -1 +2
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 1,578 1,859 1,882
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Central London 12.27% 13.34% 15.00%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 40.70% 43.00% 48.41%
Number of salaries quoted 1,434 1,660 1,728
Central London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.35% +5.50%
10th Percentile £39,000 £40,000 £36,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £78,750
London median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%

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 3,877 4,323 3,888
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Central London 30.15% 31.02% 30.99%
Number of salaries quoted 3,524 3,847 3,524
Central London median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% +9.09%
10th Percentile £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £87,500 £87,500
London median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +8.33% - +9.09%

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server in Central London

SQL Server
Salary Trend in Central London

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

Salary trend for SQL Server in Central London

SQL Server
Salary Histogram in Central London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in Central London over the 6 months to 20 May 2019.

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 20 May 2019. 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 -4 1,312 £62,500 +4.17% 84
West End of London -9 28 £40,000 -27.93%
Camden +18 11 £42,500 -19.05%
City of Westminster -13 10 £53,750 +13.16%
Southwark -17 4 £55,000 +10.00% 1
Kensington and Chelsea -1 2 £45,500 +55.56%
SQL Server
London

For the 6 months to 20 May 2019, 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.

1 922 (58.43%) SQL
2 772 (48.92%) C#
3 699 (44.30%) .NET
4 656 (41.57%) Finance
5 640 (40.56%) Microsoft
6 512 (32.45%) Microsoft Azure
7 503 (31.88%) Agile Software Development
8 380 (24.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 372 (23.57%) JavaScript
10 360 (22.81%) T-SQL
11 356 (22.56%) Business Intelligence
12 352 (22.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 321 (20.34%) MVC
14 311 (19.71%) ASP.NET
15 295 (18.69%) AngularJS
16 279 (17.68%) ASP.NET Web API
17 263 (16.67%) Windows
17 263 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
18 252 (15.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 234 (14.83%) CSS
20 227 (14.39%) HTML
21 226 (14.32%) Power Platform
22 223 (14.13%) Power BI
23 221 (14.01%) DevOps
24 212 (13.43%) Analytics
25 208 (13.18%) ETL
26 193 (12.23%) jQuery
26 193 (12.23%) .NET Core
27 188 (11.91%) Degree
28 184 (11.66%) Web Services

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
1 124 (7.86%) SharePoint
2 86 (5.45%) IIS
3 37 (2.34%) Umbraco
4 36 (2.28%) MS Exchange
5 34 (2.15%) WebSphere
6 18 (1.14%) Confluence
6 18 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2010
7 16 (1.01%) CMS
8 13 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2013
8 13 (0.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 12 (0.76%) BizTalk Server
9 12 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2007
10 10 (0.63%) SharePoint 2010
10 10 (0.63%) Tomcat
11 9 (0.57%) Elasticsearch
12 7 (0.44%) JBoss
12 7 (0.44%) OpenStack
12 7 (0.44%) WebSphere Application Server
13 6 (0.38%) Apache
13 6 (0.38%) SAS
Applications
1 67 (4.25%) Microsoft Excel
2 53 (3.36%) Microsoft Office
3 11 (0.70%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.25%) SPSS
5 3 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.063%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 94 (5.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (0.89%) Visualfiles
3 8 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
4 7 (0.44%) Dynamics GP
4 7 (0.44%) Infor SunSystems
4 7 (0.44%) Temenos T24
5 6 (0.38%) FastStats
5 6 (0.38%) thinkFolio
6 4 (0.25%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 4 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
7 3 (0.19%) Cognos TM1
7 3 (0.19%) Markit EDM
8 2 (0.13%) Distributed Ledger
8 2 (0.13%) ReMetrica
8 2 (0.13%) Towers Watson Igloo
9 1 (0.063%) Carpe Diem
9 1 (0.063%) Eagle PACE
9 1 (0.063%) Magento
9 1 (0.063%) Oracle Receivables
9 1 (0.063%) Sage 300 ERP
Cloud Services
1 512 (32.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 226 (14.32%) Power Platform
3 179 (11.34%) Amazon AWS
4 60 (3.80%) Office 365
5 55 (3.49%) Azure Data Factory
6 51 (3.23%) SaaS
7 36 (2.28%) PaaS
8 25 (1.58%) Serverless
9 17 (1.08%) PowerApps
10 16 (1.01%) Data Lake Analytics
11 15 (0.95%) Dynamics 365
11 15 (0.95%) Google Cloud Platform
12 13 (0.82%) Azure Functions
12 13 (0.82%) IaaS
13 10 (0.63%) GitHub
14 9 (0.57%) Azure Machine Learning
15 8 (0.51%) Amazon EC2
16 7 (0.44%) AWS Lambda
17 6 (0.38%) Azure Active Directory
17 6 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 63 (3.99%) Firewall
2 53 (3.36%) DNS
3 49 (3.11%) TCP/IP
4 29 (1.84%) LAN
4 29 (1.84%) WAN
5 25 (1.58%) HTTP
6 20 (1.27%) DHCP
6 20 (1.27%) Wireless
7 18 (1.14%) VPN
8 16 (1.01%) HTTPS
8 16 (1.01%) Intrusion Detection
8 16 (1.01%) IPsec
9 14 (0.89%) Network Security
10 12 (0.76%) SAN
10 12 (0.76%) VLAN
11 11 (0.70%) SSL
12 8 (0.51%) IPv4
12 8 (0.51%) IPv6
13 7 (0.44%) Cisco ASA
13 7 (0.44%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 380 (24.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 352 (22.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 263 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
4 252 (15.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 223 (14.13%) Power BI
6 158 (10.01%) SQL Server 2012
7 138 (8.75%) MySQL
8 104 (6.59%) SQL Server 2016
9 102 (6.46%) Relational Database
10 97 (6.15%) NoSQL
11 90 (5.70%) Data Lake
12 81 (5.13%) SQL Server 2008
13 78 (4.94%) Azure SQL Database
14 77 (4.88%) MongoDB
15 76 (4.82%) SQL Server 2014
16 59 (3.74%) Big Data
17 58 (3.68%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 42 (2.66%) PostgreSQL
19 34 (2.15%) Cosmos DB
20 29 (1.84%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 112 (7.10%) Team Foundation Server
2 98 (6.21%) Visual Studio
3 80 (5.07%) Git (software)
4 69 (4.37%) JIRA
5 67 (4.25%) Selenium
6 60 (3.80%) Visual Studio Team System
7 29 (1.84%) Eclipse
8 27 (1.71%) Jenkins
8 27 (1.71%) TeamCity
9 24 (1.52%) Octopus Deploy
10 21 (1.33%) NUnit
11 17 (1.08%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 16 (1.01%) Subversion
13 12 (0.76%) Cucumber
14 10 (0.63%) Bitbucket
14 10 (0.63%) WebDriver
15 9 (0.57%) ERwin
15 9 (0.57%) JUnit
15 9 (0.57%) Mockito
16 8 (0.51%) Hudson
General
1 656 (41.57%) Finance
2 161 (10.20%) Banking
3 69 (4.37%) Advertising
4 52 (3.30%) Retail
5 46 (2.92%) Financial Institution
6 40 (2.53%) Legal
7 35 (2.22%) Back Office
8 34 (2.15%) Investment Banking
9 33 (2.09%) Front Office
10 18 (1.14%) Law
11 12 (0.76%) Marketing
12 7 (0.44%) Telecoms
13 6 (0.38%) German Language
14 5 (0.32%) Automotive
14 5 (0.32%) Electronics
15 4 (0.25%) French Language
16 3 (0.19%) Games
16 3 (0.19%) Military
16 3 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
16 3 (0.19%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 801 (50.76%) Developer
2 320 (20.28%) C# Developer
3 305 (19.33%) .NET Developer
4 206 (13.05%) Analyst
5 182 (11.53%) C# .NET Developer
6 175 (11.09%) SQL Developer
7 134 (8.49%) Senior Developer
8 125 (7.92%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 83 (5.26%) Lead Developer
10 76 (4.82%) DBA
11 69 (4.37%) Azure Developer
12 68 (4.31%) Applications Support
13 62 (3.93%) Architect
14 61 (3.87%) Administrator
15 58 (3.68%) Support Analyst
16 53 (3.36%) SQL DBA
17 52 (3.30%) SQL BI Developer
18 46 (2.92%) ASP.NET Developer
18 46 (2.92%) Junior
18 46 (2.92%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 699 (44.30%) .NET
2 311 (19.71%) ASP.NET
3 295 (18.69%) AngularJS
4 279 (17.68%) ASP.NET Web API
5 234 (14.83%) CSS
6 227 (14.39%) HTML
7 193 (12.23%) .NET Core
7 193 (12.23%) jQuery
8 184 (11.66%) Web Services
9 180 (11.41%) .NET Framework
10 156 (9.89%) ASP.NET MVC
11 130 (8.24%) React
12 121 (7.67%) REST
13 112 (7.10%) Entity Framework
14 103 (6.53%) WPF
15 101 (6.40%) XML
16 91 (5.77%) WCF
17 79 (5.01%) RESTful
18 69 (4.37%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 61 (3.87%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 117 (7.41%) Greenfield Project
2 113 (7.16%) Fintech
3 76 (4.82%) Analytical Skills
4 62 (3.93%) User Experience
5 45 (2.85%) Clustering
6 44 (2.79%) Equities
7 43 (2.72%) Reinsurance
8 39 (2.47%) Fixed Income
9 36 (2.28%) Data Structures
10 35 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
10 35 (2.22%) N-Tier
11 27 (1.71%) Robotics
12 26 (1.65%) Hedge funds
13 24 (1.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 23 (1.46%) Replication
15 22 (1.39%) Management Information System
16 20 (1.27%) Algorithms
16 20 (1.27%) Mobile App
17 18 (1.14%) Derivative
18 14 (0.89%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 263 (16.67%) Windows
2 142 (9.00%) Windows Server
3 88 (5.58%) Linux
4 66 (4.18%) Unix
5 48 (3.04%) Windows Server 2008
6 45 (2.85%) Windows Server 2012
7 22 (1.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 19 (1.20%) Windows 10
8 19 (1.20%) Windows 7
9 13 (0.82%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (0.44%) Android
10 7 (0.44%) Windows 8
11 4 (0.25%) Apple iOS
11 4 (0.25%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.13%) CentOS
12 2 (0.13%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.063%) Data ONTAP
13 1 (0.063%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.063%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 503 (31.88%) Agile Software Development
2 356 (22.56%) Business Intelligence
3 321 (20.34%) MVC
4 221 (14.01%) DevOps
5 212 (13.43%) Analytics
6 208 (13.18%) ETL
7 170 (10.77%) Scrum
8 169 (10.71%) TDD
9 165 (10.46%) Problem-Solving
10 146 (9.25%) SDLC
11 144 (9.13%) Data Modelling
12 142 (9.00%) Unit Testing
13 140 (8.87%) Web Development
14 136 (8.62%) Test Automation
15 130 (8.24%) CRM
16 129 (8.17%) Computer Science
17 127 (8.05%) Microservices
18 126 (7.98%) Continuous Integration
19 121 (7.67%) Data Analytics
20 107 (6.78%) OO
Programming Languages
1 922 (58.43%) SQL
2 772 (48.92%) C#
3 372 (23.57%) JavaScript
4 360 (22.81%) T-SQL
5 177 (11.22%) Python
6 128 (8.11%) Java
7 109 (6.91%) PowerShell
8 84 (5.32%) R
9 68 (4.31%) VBA
10 67 (4.25%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 51 (3.23%) VB.NET
12 30 (1.90%) VB
13 23 (1.46%) Shell Script
14 21 (1.33%) C++
14 21 (1.33%) PHP
15 18 (1.14%) TypeScript
16 15 (0.95%) ANSI SQL
16 15 (0.95%) C
17 13 (0.82%) PL/SQL
18 12 (0.76%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 188 (11.91%) Degree
2 58 (3.68%) Computer Science Degree
3 41 (2.60%) Microsoft Certification
4 36 (2.28%) Security Cleared
5 25 (1.58%) MCSA
6 23 (1.46%) MCSE
7 18 (1.14%) SC Cleared
8 10 (0.63%) CISSP
8 10 (0.63%) Master's Degree
8 10 (0.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 9 (0.57%) DV Cleared
10 8 (0.51%) ISEB
11 7 (0.44%) HND
11 7 (0.44%) Numerate Degree
11 7 (0.44%) VCP5
12 6 (0.38%) AWS Certification
12 6 (0.38%) ISTQB
12 6 (0.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 4 (0.25%) CCNA
13 4 (0.25%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 78 (4.94%) QA
2 67 (4.25%) Data Quality
3 27 (1.71%) WAI
4 12 (0.76%) GDPR
5 8 (0.51%) PMO
5 8 (0.51%) Solvency II
6 7 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials
8 3 (0.19%) SLA
9 2 (0.13%) HIPAA
9 2 (0.13%) IFRS
9 2 (0.13%) ISO 20022
9 2 (0.13%) PCI DSS
10 1 (0.063%) ISO 9000
10 1 (0.063%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.063%) WCAG
System Software
1 99 (6.27%) Active Directory
2 60 (3.80%) Docker
3 52 (3.30%) Hyper-V
4 51 (3.23%) XenApp
5 40 (2.53%) VMware Infrastructure
6 22 (1.39%) VMware ESXi
7 12 (0.76%) vSphere
8 7 (0.44%) Oracle RAC
9 5 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (0.13%) Apache Flume
10 2 (0.13%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.063%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.063%) HDFS
11 1 (0.063%) UAG
Systems Management
1 37 (2.34%) Kubernetes
2 29 (1.84%) SCCM
3 16 (1.01%) Ansible
4 15 (0.95%) SCOM
5 12 (0.76%) Microsoft Clustering
6 11 (0.70%) SCOrch
6 11 (0.70%) Terraform
7 10 (0.63%) SCVMM
8 7 (0.44%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
8 7 (0.44%) Grafana
9 6 (0.38%) WSUS
10 5 (0.32%) Dollar Universe
10 5 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
10 5 (0.32%) Packer
10 5 (0.32%) Puppet
11 4 (0.25%) Nagios
12 3 (0.19%) Kibana
12 3 (0.19%) Malwarebytes
12 3 (0.19%) Norton AntiVirus
12 3 (0.19%) WMI
Vendors
1 640 (40.56%) Microsoft
2 183 (11.60%) Oracle
3 94 (5.96%) VMware
4 78 (4.94%) Tableau
5 63 (3.99%) Citrix
6 43 (2.72%) Nintex
7 42 (2.66%) Cisco
8 38 (2.41%) Databricks
9 36 (2.28%) IBM
10 35 (2.22%) SAP
11 26 (1.65%) HP
12 23 (1.46%) Sybase
13 22 (1.39%) Fidessa
14 20 (1.27%) Red Hat
15 18 (1.14%) Google
16 16 (1.01%) CyberArk
17 15 (0.95%) NetApp
18 14 (0.89%) Cognos
18 14 (0.89%) Salesforce.com
19 13 (0.82%) Infragistics