Period
to 19 December 2018

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 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
London > Central London
6 months to
19 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 12 8 9
Rank change year-on-year -4 +1 +2
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 1,707 2,105 1,970
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Central London 12.76% 14.60% 14.35%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 42.95% 47.21% 45.95%
Number of salaries quoted 1,540 1,934 1,848
Central London median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £37,500 £38,750 £34,175
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £77,500
London median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% - +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 3,974 4,459 4,287
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Central London 29.71% 30.94% 31.23%
Number of salaries quoted 3,615 4,018 3,973
Central London median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% +4.35% +0.88%
10th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £35,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £87,500 £85,000
London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +4.55%

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 19 December 2018.

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 December 2018. 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 -2 1,381 £60,000 +9.09% 226
West End of London -15 33 £43,750 -23.91% 1
City of Westminster -10 28 £43,750 -20.45% 1
Camden +15 19 £49,000 -8.84%
Southwark -5 11 £57,500 +4.55% 1
Kensington and Chelsea -2 7 £45,500 +35.82%
Lambeth - 4 - - 1
SQL Server
London

For the 6 months to 19 December 2018, 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 1,060 (62.10%) SQL
2 944 (55.30%) C#
3 859 (50.32%) .NET
4 637 (37.32%) Finance
5 611 (35.79%) Microsoft
6 571 (33.45%) Agile Software Development
7 478 (28.00%) JavaScript
8 467 (27.36%) MVC
9 460 (26.95%) T-SQL
10 439 (25.72%) ASP.NET
11 423 (24.78%) Microsoft Azure
12 368 (21.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 325 (19.04%) AngularJS
14 324 (18.98%) CSS
15 323 (18.92%) ASP.NET Web API
16 322 (18.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 313 (18.34%) HTML
18 312 (18.28%) Windows
19 301 (17.63%) Business Intelligence
20 277 (16.23%) Oracle
21 260 (15.23%) .NET Framework
22 239 (14.00%) jQuery
22 239 (14.00%) ASP.NET MVC
23 205 (12.01%) Problem-Solving
23 205 (12.01%) TDD
24 198 (11.60%) Team Foundation Server
25 196 (11.48%) Data Warehouse
26 194 (11.36%) Degree
27 192 (11.25%) ETL
28 190 (11.13%) Entity Framework

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
1 133 (7.79%) SharePoint
2 91 (5.33%) IIS
3 48 (2.81%) MS Exchange
4 41 (2.40%) Elasticsearch
5 40 (2.34%) CMS
6 24 (1.41%) Apache
7 19 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2010
8 17 (1.00%) Oracle Workflow
8 17 (1.00%) SAS
9 16 (0.94%) Confluence
9 16 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2013
10 15 (0.88%) Apache Spark
10 15 (0.88%) Sitecore CMS
10 15 (0.88%) Tomcat
10 15 (0.88%) Umbraco
10 15 (0.88%) WebSphere
11 11 (0.64%) EPiServer
11 11 (0.64%) Skype for Business
12 10 (0.59%) BizTalk Server
13 8 (0.47%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 127 (7.44%) Microsoft Excel
2 54 (3.16%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (0.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (0.47%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.059%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.059%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 82 (4.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (1.05%) Markit EDM
3 16 (0.94%) Front Arena
3 16 (0.94%) thinkFolio
4 9 (0.53%) FastStats
5 8 (0.47%) SunGard GMI
6 7 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
7 6 (0.35%) Infor SunSystems
7 6 (0.35%) ReMetrica
7 6 (0.35%) Salerio
8 5 (0.29%) Cognos TM1
9 4 (0.23%) Magento
10 3 (0.18%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 3 (0.18%) Payment Gateway
11 2 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
11 2 (0.12%) Elite 3E
11 2 (0.12%) NetSuite
11 2 (0.12%) ScheduALL
12 1 (0.059%) Cognos Business Intelligence
12 1 (0.059%) Cognos Planning
Cloud Services
1 423 (24.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 188 (11.01%) Amazon AWS
3 42 (2.46%) Office 365
4 40 (2.34%) SaaS
5 24 (1.41%) Amazon EC2
6 23 (1.35%) IaaS
7 21 (1.23%) Azure Data Factory
8 20 (1.17%) Azure Active Directory
8 20 (1.17%) PaaS
9 19 (1.11%) Serverless
10 15 (0.88%) Google Cloud Platform
11 12 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
12 11 (0.64%) Data Lake Analytics
13 10 (0.59%) Amazon S3
13 10 (0.59%) AWS Lambda
13 10 (0.59%) GitHub
14 8 (0.47%) Azure Functions
15 7 (0.41%) Azure Machine Learning
15 7 (0.41%) Mimecast
15 7 (0.41%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 78 (4.57%) DNS
2 55 (3.22%) SAN
3 51 (2.99%) Firewall
4 45 (2.64%) DHCP
5 43 (2.52%) TCP/IP
6 27 (1.58%) LAN
7 25 (1.46%) VPN
8 24 (1.41%) WAN
9 23 (1.35%) HTTP
9 23 (1.35%) VLAN
10 17 (1.00%) SSL
11 13 (0.76%) Network Security
12 12 (0.70%) FTP
12 12 (0.70%) NAS
12 12 (0.70%) Skype
13 10 (0.59%) VoIP
14 8 (0.47%) Internet
14 8 (0.47%) WLAN
15 7 (0.41%) Intranet
15 7 (0.41%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 368 (21.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 322 (18.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 196 (11.48%) Data Warehouse
4 189 (11.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 157 (9.20%) SQL Server 2012
6 133 (7.79%) Power BI
7 130 (7.62%) SQL Server 2008
8 128 (7.50%) Relational Database
9 122 (7.15%) SQL Server 2016
10 114 (6.68%) NoSQL
11 80 (4.69%) SQL Server 2014
12 72 (4.22%) MySQL
13 66 (3.87%) MongoDB
14 57 (3.34%) Big Data
15 51 (2.99%) Crystal Reports
16 46 (2.69%) PostgreSQL
17 45 (2.64%) RDBMS
18 38 (2.23%) BusinessObjects
18 38 (2.23%) Data Lake
18 38 (2.23%) Redis
Development Applications
1 198 (11.60%) Team Foundation Server
2 173 (10.13%) Visual Studio
3 112 (6.56%) Git (software)
4 90 (5.27%) Visual Studio Team System
5 75 (4.39%) TeamCity
6 70 (4.10%) Selenium
7 67 (3.93%) Jenkins
7 67 (3.93%) NUnit
8 52 (3.05%) Octopus Deploy
8 52 (3.05%) Subversion
9 50 (2.93%) JIRA
10 27 (1.58%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 25 (1.46%) Eclipse
12 23 (1.35%) SpecFlow
13 22 (1.29%) Maven
14 21 (1.23%) Oracle Forms
15 17 (1.00%) Jasmine
16 16 (0.94%) Rhino Mocks
17 15 (0.88%) Bitbucket
18 11 (0.64%) JUnit
General
1 637 (37.32%) Finance
2 151 (8.85%) Banking
3 64 (3.75%) Advertising
4 60 (3.51%) Front Office
5 54 (3.16%) Marketing
6 43 (2.52%) Investment Banking
7 39 (2.28%) Legal
8 36 (2.11%) Retail
9 30 (1.76%) Law
10 29 (1.70%) Back Office
11 15 (0.88%) Financial Institution
11 15 (0.88%) Telecoms
12 14 (0.82%) Games
13 11 (0.64%) German Language
14 9 (0.53%) French Language
15 8 (0.47%) Electronics
16 6 (0.35%) Publishing
17 5 (0.29%) International Banking
18 4 (0.23%) General Ledger
19 3 (0.18%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 959 (56.18%) Developer
2 418 (24.49%) .NET Developer
3 368 (21.56%) C# Developer
4 249 (14.59%) SQL Developer
5 222 (13.01%) Senior Developer
6 221 (12.95%) Analyst
7 218 (12.77%) C# .NET Developer
8 138 (8.08%) Architect
9 125 (7.32%) Senior .NET Developer
10 97 (5.68%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 93 (5.45%) SQL Server Developer
12 87 (5.10%) Applications Support
13 83 (4.86%) Solutions Architect
14 74 (4.34%) Lead Developer
15 72 (4.22%) SQL Analyst
16 63 (3.69%) Senior C# Developer
17 61 (3.57%) ASP.NET Developer
17 61 (3.57%) C# ASP.NET Developer
18 59 (3.46%) WPF Developer
19 58 (3.40%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 859 (50.32%) .NET
2 439 (25.72%) ASP.NET
3 325 (19.04%) AngularJS
4 324 (18.98%) CSS
5 323 (18.92%) ASP.NET Web API
6 313 (18.34%) HTML
7 260 (15.23%) .NET Framework
8 239 (14.00%) ASP.NET MVC
8 239 (14.00%) jQuery
9 190 (11.13%) Entity Framework
10 173 (10.13%) .NET Core
10 173 (10.13%) Web Services
11 146 (8.55%) XML
12 141 (8.26%) WPF
13 138 (8.08%) React
14 111 (6.50%) WCF
15 105 (6.15%) HTML5
16 95 (5.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 77 (4.51%) JSON
18 74 (4.34%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 140 (8.20%) Analytical Skills
2 117 (6.85%) Greenfield Project
3 80 (4.69%) Fintech
4 71 (4.16%) N-Tier
5 64 (3.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 62 (3.63%) Data Structures
7 61 (3.57%) Hedge funds
7 61 (3.57%) Reinsurance
8 58 (3.40%) Fixed Income
9 53 (3.10%) Derivative
10 52 (3.05%) Equities
11 42 (2.46%) Management Information System
12 41 (2.40%) User Experience
13 33 (1.93%) Self-Motivation
14 27 (1.58%) Clustering
15 23 (1.35%) Algorithms
16 21 (1.23%) Mobile App
17 20 (1.17%) Replication
18 18 (1.05%) Data Centre
18 18 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 312 (18.28%) Windows
2 158 (9.26%) Windows Server
3 101 (5.92%) Linux
4 64 (3.75%) Windows Server 2008
5 61 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
6 45 (2.64%) Unix
7 21 (1.23%) Windows 10
8 20 (1.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 17 (1.00%) Windows 7
10 13 (0.76%) Windows Server 2003
11 10 (0.59%) Android
12 8 (0.47%) AIX
13 7 (0.41%) CentOS
14 6 (0.35%) Mac OS
14 6 (0.35%) Solaris
15 5 (0.29%) Ubuntu
15 5 (0.29%) Windows 8
16 4 (0.23%) HPUX
16 4 (0.23%) VMS
16 4 (0.23%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 571 (33.45%) Agile Software Development
2 467 (27.36%) MVC
3 301 (17.63%) Business Intelligence
4 205 (12.01%) Problem-Solving
4 205 (12.01%) TDD
5 192 (11.25%) ETL
6 174 (10.19%) OO
7 165 (9.67%) Continuous Integration
8 160 (9.37%) Microservices
9 155 (9.08%) Scrum
10 135 (7.91%) SOA
11 132 (7.73%) Test Automation
12 131 (7.67%) SOLID
12 131 (7.67%) Unit Testing
13 129 (7.56%) Analytics
14 127 (7.44%) Web Development
15 125 (7.32%) SDLC
16 122 (7.15%) CRM
16 122 (7.15%) DevOps
17 112 (6.56%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 1,060 (62.10%) SQL
2 944 (55.30%) C#
3 478 (28.00%) JavaScript
4 460 (26.95%) T-SQL
5 175 (10.25%) PowerShell
6 158 (9.26%) Java
7 156 (9.14%) Python
8 86 (5.04%) VB
9 79 (4.63%) VBA
10 64 (3.75%) VB.NET
11 51 (2.99%) R
12 47 (2.75%) C++
13 45 (2.64%) Perl
14 41 (2.40%) PL/SQL
15 32 (1.87%) PHP
16 27 (1.58%) F#
17 25 (1.46%) TypeScript
18 24 (1.41%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
19 19 (1.11%) Bash Shell
20 18 (1.05%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 194 (11.36%) Degree
2 42 (2.46%) Computer Science Degree
3 35 (2.05%) Microsoft Certification
4 28 (1.64%) MCSE
5 23 (1.35%) Security Cleared
6 20 (1.17%) SC Cleared
7 17 (1.00%) MCSA
8 9 (0.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 6 (0.35%) CCNA
9 6 (0.35%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (0.35%) CISSP
10 5 (0.29%) AWS Certification
10 5 (0.29%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (0.23%) ISEB
11 4 (0.23%) Master's Degree
11 4 (0.23%) MCP
12 3 (0.18%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 3 (0.18%) MCITP
12 3 (0.18%) VCP5
12 3 (0.18%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (3.93%) Data Quality
2 65 (3.81%) QA
3 22 (1.29%) GDPR
4 17 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 14 (0.82%) MiFID
6 10 (0.59%) Cyber Essentials
6 10 (0.59%) HIPAA
7 9 (0.53%) SLA
8 7 (0.41%) EMIR
9 6 (0.35%) WAI
10 4 (0.23%) PMO
11 3 (0.18%) FATCA
12 2 (0.12%) ISO 20022
13 1 (0.059%) IFRS
13 1 (0.059%) PCI DSS
13 1 (0.059%) Solvency II
13 1 (0.059%) WCAG
System Software
1 144 (8.44%) Active Directory
2 77 (4.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 54 (3.16%) Docker
4 37 (2.17%) Hyper-V
5 33 (1.93%) XenApp
6 23 (1.35%) vSphere
7 13 (0.76%) VMware ESXi
7 13 (0.76%) XenDesktop
8 8 (0.47%) Virtual Machines
9 6 (0.35%) DFS Replication
10 5 (0.29%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 5 (0.29%) VMware Workstation
11 4 (0.23%) Virtual Servers
12 3 (0.18%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 3 (0.18%) HDFS
13 2 (0.12%) BitLocker
13 2 (0.12%) KVM
13 2 (0.12%) SRDF
13 2 (0.12%) Xen
13 2 (0.12%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 42 (2.46%) Opscode Chef
2 34 (1.99%) Ansible
3 31 (1.82%) Puppet
4 28 (1.64%) Nagios
5 26 (1.52%) Kubernetes
5 26 (1.52%) SCCM
6 15 (0.88%) logstash
7 14 (0.82%) Kibana
8 12 (0.70%) SCOM
8 12 (0.70%) WSUS
9 9 (0.53%) SCOrch
9 9 (0.53%) Terraform
10 8 (0.47%) Backup Exec
10 8 (0.47%) Grafana
10 8 (0.47%) Salt
11 7 (0.41%) Microsoft Clustering
11 7 (0.41%) Prometheus
12 5 (0.29%) HAProxy
12 5 (0.29%) Tivoli
12 5 (0.29%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 611 (35.79%) Microsoft
2 277 (16.23%) Oracle
3 117 (6.85%) VMware
4 93 (5.45%) Tableau
5 58 (3.40%) Citrix
6 44 (2.58%) Cisco
7 42 (2.46%) Nintex
8 35 (2.05%) IBM
9 30 (1.76%) Red Hat
10 28 (1.64%) NetApp
11 24 (1.41%) Charles River
11 24 (1.41%) SAP
12 23 (1.35%) Salesforce.com
12 23 (1.35%) Sybase
13 22 (1.29%) Sitecore
14 21 (1.23%) Google
15 20 (1.17%) ServiceNow
16 19 (1.11%) Cognos
17 17 (1.00%) HP
18 16 (0.94%) Calypso