Period
to 18 January 2022

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 18 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
London > Central London
6 months to
18 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 26 23 19
Rank change year-on-year -3 -4 -5
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 568 487 1,150
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Central London 8.01% 9.84% 10.03%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 27.93% 32.93% 35.87%
Number of salaries quoted 483 406 1,034
10th Percentile £41,250 £42,500 £38,750
25th Percentile £50,500 £52,500 £46,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £67,500 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -3.70% +12.50% +3.45%
75th Percentile £85,000 £87,500 £75,000
90th Percentile £102,250 £103,125 £82,500
London median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% +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 2,034 1,479 3,206
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Central London 28.68% 29.88% 27.96%
Number of salaries quoted 1,808 1,270 2,859
10th Percentile £45,000 £45,000 £40,780
25th Percentile £56,250 £55,000 £51,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
Median % change year-on-year - +3.70% +3.85%
75th Percentile £92,500 £87,500 £82,500
90th Percentile £108,750 £102,500 £100,000
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 18 January 2022.

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 18 January 2022. 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 0 492 £69,375 -4.31% 173
City of Westminster -12 8 £54,532 +3.87% 2
Southwark - 6 £50,000 -
West End of London -13 4 £42,750 -28.75% 2
Camden -12 3 £64,000 +42.22%
Kensington and Chelsea - 1 £54,532 -
SQL Server
London

For the 6 months to 18 January 2022, 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.

1 305 (53.70%) SQL
2 298 (52.46%) C#
3 249 (43.84%) Azure
4 243 (42.78%) Finance
5 239 (42.08%) .NET
6 234 (41.20%) Agile Software Development
7 189 (33.27%) Microsoft
8 166 (29.23%) JavaScript
9 144 (25.35%) Social Skills
10 134 (23.59%) Windows
11 129 (22.71%) DevOps
12 118 (20.77%) T-SQL
13 116 (20.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 111 (19.54%) .NET Core
15 102 (17.96%) Business Intelligence
16 101 (17.78%) Oracle
17 97 (17.08%) CSS
18 96 (16.90%) HTML
19 92 (16.20%) ASP.NET
19 92 (16.20%) React
19 92 (16.20%) AngularJS
20 90 (15.85%) .NET Framework
21 86 (15.14%) Software Engineering
22 82 (14.44%) Degree
23 81 (14.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
23 81 (14.26%) Microservices
24 80 (14.08%) Web Services
25 77 (13.56%) AWS
26 76 (13.38%) QA
26 76 (13.38%) Full Stack Development

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 55 (9.68%) Confluence
2 20 (3.52%) SharePoint
3 8 (1.41%) IIS
3 8 (1.41%) MS Exchange
4 5 (0.88%) SAS
5 4 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (0.70%) SugarCRM
6 2 (0.35%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.35%) nginx
6 2 (0.35%) OpenStack
6 2 (0.35%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (0.35%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.18%) Apache Pulsar
7 1 (0.18%) ColdFusion
7 1 (0.18%) JBoss
7 1 (0.18%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.18%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.18%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.18%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.18%) WebSphere
Applications
1 58 (10.21%) Microsoft Excel
2 31 (5.46%) Microsoft Office
3 11 (1.94%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
1 5 (0.88%) NetSuite
1 5 (0.88%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 4 (0.70%) BambooHR
3 3 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.35%) Elite 3E
5 1 (0.18%) Actimize
5 1 (0.18%) Endur
5 1 (0.18%) Northgate Housing
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.18%) Relativity
5 1 (0.18%) Salerio
Cloud Services
1 249 (43.84%) Azure
2 77 (13.56%) AWS
3 72 (12.68%) Power Platform
4 49 (8.63%) Serverless
5 35 (6.16%) GCP
6 31 (5.46%) Microsoft 365
7 30 (5.28%) SaaS
8 26 (4.58%) PaaS
9 21 (3.70%) IaaS
10 18 (3.17%) Azure Active Directory
10 18 (3.17%) Azure Data Factory
11 14 (2.46%) Azure Service Bus
11 14 (2.46%) Power Automate
11 14 (2.46%) PowerApps
12 12 (2.11%) Slack
13 11 (1.94%) AWS Lambda
13 11 (1.94%) Azure App Service
13 11 (1.94%) Azure Storage
14 10 (1.76%) Azure Service Fabric
14 10 (1.76%) Lucidchart
Communications & Networking
1 17 (2.99%) Firewall
2 15 (2.64%) DNS
3 12 (2.11%) DHCP
4 7 (1.23%) HTTP
4 7 (1.23%) LAN
4 7 (1.23%) TCP/IP
4 7 (1.23%) VoIP
4 7 (1.23%) WAN
5 5 (0.88%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (0.70%) Network Security
7 3 (0.53%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (0.53%) MPLS
8 2 (0.35%) FTP
8 2 (0.35%) SSL
8 2 (0.35%) VLAN
8 2 (0.35%) VPN
9 1 (0.18%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (0.18%) DMZ
9 1 (0.18%) Internet
9 1 (0.18%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 116 (20.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 81 (14.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 64 (11.27%) Power BI
4 58 (10.21%) Data Warehouse
5 53 (9.33%) Relational Database
6 52 (9.15%) NoSQL
7 50 (8.80%) PostgreSQL
8 48 (8.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 44 (7.75%) SQL Server 2008
10 42 (7.39%) Tableau
11 31 (5.46%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 31 (5.46%) SQL Server 2016
12 30 (5.28%) SQL Server 2012
13 27 (4.75%) MongoDB
14 26 (4.58%) Azure SQL Database
15 21 (3.70%) SQL Server 2017
16 13 (2.29%) Big Data
16 13 (2.29%) Metadata
16 13 (2.29%) MySQL
16 13 (2.29%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 74 (13.03%) JIRA
2 54 (9.51%) Git (software)
3 34 (5.99%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 34 (5.99%) Jenkins
4 32 (5.63%) SonarQube
4 32 (5.63%) Team Foundation Server
5 30 (5.28%) Visual Studio
6 25 (4.40%) Visual Studio Team System
7 10 (1.76%) Maven
7 10 (1.76%) NUnit
8 8 (1.41%) Bitbucket
8 8 (1.41%) Gradle
9 7 (1.23%) Subversion
10 6 (1.06%) Cucumber
10 6 (1.06%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 6 (1.06%) WinDbg
11 5 (0.88%) Jasmine
11 5 (0.88%) Sonatype Nexus
11 5 (0.88%) SpecFlow
12 4 (0.70%) JsTestDriver
General
1 243 (42.78%) Finance
2 144 (25.35%) Social Skills
3 51 (8.98%) Banking
4 41 (7.22%) Analytical Skills
5 31 (5.46%) Presentation Skills
6 27 (4.75%) Front Office
7 22 (3.87%) Influencing Skills
8 21 (3.70%) Retail
9 18 (3.17%) Law
10 16 (2.82%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 14 (2.46%) Legal
11 14 (2.46%) Marketing
12 12 (2.11%) Investment Banking
13 10 (1.76%) Documentation Skills
14 8 (1.41%) Advertising
14 8 (1.41%) Organisational Skills
15 7 (1.23%) Back Office
16 6 (1.06%) Private Banking
16 6 (1.06%) Public Sector
17 5 (0.88%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 295 (51.94%) Developer
2 80 (14.08%) Analyst
3 79 (13.91%) Senior Developer
4 66 (11.62%) C# Developer
5 61 (10.74%) SQL Developer
6 59 (10.39%) .NET Developer
7 44 (7.75%) Software Developer
8 35 (6.16%) Technical Leader
9 29 (5.11%) SQL Analyst
10 27 (4.75%) Support Analyst
11 25 (4.40%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 23 (4.05%) C# .NET Developer
12 23 (4.05%) Senior Software Developer
13 22 (3.87%) Applications Support
14 21 (3.70%) Applications Developer
14 21 (3.70%) Full Stack Developer
14 21 (3.70%) Junior
14 21 (3.70%) Software Engineer
15 20 (3.52%) Azure Developer
15 20 (3.52%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 239 (42.08%) .NET
2 111 (19.54%) .NET Core
3 97 (17.08%) CSS
4 96 (16.90%) HTML
5 92 (16.20%) AngularJS
5 92 (16.20%) ASP.NET
5 92 (16.20%) React
6 90 (15.85%) .NET Framework
7 80 (14.08%) Web Services
8 71 (12.50%) HTML5
9 68 (11.97%) jQuery
10 67 (11.80%) Entity Framework
11 61 (10.74%) REST
12 49 (8.63%) Node.js
13 43 (7.57%) ASP.NET Web API
14 42 (7.39%) WCF
15 38 (6.69%) WinForms
16 37 (6.51%) Vue.js
17 33 (5.81%) SOAP
18 27 (4.75%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 49 (8.63%) Greenfield Project
2 25 (4.40%) Equities
3 21 (3.70%) N-Tier
4 20 (3.52%) User Experience
5 18 (3.17%) Enterprise Software
5 18 (3.17%) Reinsurance
6 15 (2.64%) Management Information System
7 12 (2.11%) Replication
8 11 (1.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 8 (1.41%) Fat Client
9 8 (1.41%) Handset
9 8 (1.41%) Thin Client
10 7 (1.23%) Hedge funds
10 7 (1.23%) Private Cloud
11 6 (1.06%) Clustering
11 6 (1.06%) CMDB
11 6 (1.06%) Data Centre
11 6 (1.06%) Reference Data
12 5 (0.88%) Data Structures
12 5 (0.88%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 134 (23.59%) Windows
2 54 (9.51%) Windows Server
3 20 (3.52%) Windows Server 2016
3 20 (3.52%) Windows Server 2019
4 17 (2.99%) Linux
5 16 (2.82%) Windows 10
6 10 (1.76%) Android
6 10 (1.76%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (1.58%) Unix
8 4 (0.70%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (0.53%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.35%) AIX
10 2 (0.35%) CentOS
10 2 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.35%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 234 (41.20%) Agile Software Development
2 129 (22.71%) DevOps
3 102 (17.96%) Business Intelligence
4 86 (15.14%) Software Engineering
5 81 (14.26%) Microservices
6 76 (13.38%) Full Stack Development
7 72 (12.68%) Analytics
8 66 (11.62%) Unit Testing
9 64 (11.27%) Continuous Integration
10 63 (11.09%) TDD
11 62 (10.92%) MVC
12 61 (10.74%) Test Automation
13 59 (10.39%) Problem-Solving
14 57 (10.04%) Computer Science
15 55 (9.68%) ETL
16 51 (8.98%) Multithreading
17 50 (8.80%) Migration
18 49 (8.63%) Requirements Gathering
19 45 (7.92%) Scrum
19 45 (7.92%) UML
Programming Languages
1 305 (53.70%) SQL
2 298 (52.46%) C#
3 166 (29.23%) JavaScript
4 118 (20.77%) T-SQL
5 74 (13.03%) Python
6 49 (8.63%) Java
6 49 (8.63%) PowerShell
7 42 (7.39%) TypeScript
8 35 (6.16%) VB
9 26 (4.58%) C++
10 18 (3.17%) VBA
11 13 (2.29%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 12 (2.11%) R
13 11 (1.94%) C
13 11 (1.94%) ES6
13 11 (1.94%) VBScript
14 7 (1.23%) XPath
15 6 (1.06%) PHP
16 5 (0.88%) VB.NET
17 4 (0.70%) VB6
Qualifications
1 82 (14.44%) Degree
2 30 (5.28%) Master's Degree
3 18 (3.17%) Computer Science Degree
4 11 (1.94%) ITIL Certification
5 6 (1.06%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (1.06%) Security Cleared
6 4 (0.70%) PhD
6 4 (0.70%) SC Cleared
7 3 (0.53%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (0.53%) SAS Certification
8 2 (0.35%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.35%) MCSE
9 1 (0.18%) A+ Certification
9 1 (0.18%) CEH
9 1 (0.18%) CISA
9 1 (0.18%) CISSP
9 1 (0.18%) MCSA
9 1 (0.18%) MOS
9 1 (0.18%) OCP
9 1 (0.18%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (13.38%) QA
2 25 (4.40%) Data Quality
2 25 (4.40%) GDPR
3 12 (2.11%) SLA
4 3 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.18%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.18%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.18%) PSD2
System Software
1 50 (8.80%) Docker
2 44 (7.75%) Active Directory
3 20 (3.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (2.11%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (1.23%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.53%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 3 (0.53%) VMware NSX
6 3 (0.53%) vSphere
7 1 (0.18%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.18%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 48 (8.45%) Kubernetes
2 18 (3.17%) Ansible
3 13 (2.29%) Terraform
4 12 (2.11%) SCCM
5 8 (1.41%) Perfmon
6 6 (1.06%) ITRS Geneos
6 6 (1.06%) Microsoft Intune
7 5 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (0.70%) Puppet
9 3 (0.53%) HAProxy
9 3 (0.53%) HP Quality Center
9 3 (0.53%) Microsoft Clustering
9 3 (0.53%) QRadar
10 2 (0.35%) Grafana
10 2 (0.35%) MOM
10 2 (0.35%) Prometheus
11 1 (0.18%) Active Directory Federation Services
11 1 (0.18%) Automic
11 1 (0.18%) Docker Swarm
11 1 (0.18%) Salt
Vendors
1 189 (33.27%) Microsoft
2 101 (17.78%) Oracle
3 35 (6.16%) VMware
4 25 (4.40%) Atlassian
5 17 (2.99%) Bloomberg
6 14 (2.46%) Citrix
7 13 (2.29%) ServiceNow
8 11 (1.94%) Apple
8 11 (1.94%) iManage
9 10 (1.76%) Databricks
10 9 (1.58%) Tradeweb
11 8 (1.41%) Reuters
11 8 (1.41%) Salesforce.com
12 7 (1.23%) Alteryx
12 7 (1.23%) Cisco
12 7 (1.23%) Dell
12 7 (1.23%) Intapp
12 7 (1.23%) MarketAxess
12 7 (1.23%) RedGate
12 7 (1.23%) Sophos