The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of 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 3 months to 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
London / City of London
Rank 9 12 10
Rank change year-on-year +3 -2  
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 773 860 1385
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 15.23% 12.14% 13.55%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 47.39% 42.47% 49.01%
Number of salaries quoted 715 778 1243
Median salary £60,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% +10.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

SQL Server is in the database and business intelligence skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Database & Business Intelligence Skills
City of London
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 1631 2025 2826
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 32.13% 28.58% 27.65%
Number of salaries quoted 1484 1797 2479
Median salary £62,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.63% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £40,500 £38,472
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing SQL Server as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server in the City of London

SQL Server
Salary Trend in the City of London

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

Salary trend for SQL Server in the City of London

SQL Server
Salary Histogram in the City of London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in the City of London over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Salary histogram for SQL Server in the City of London

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, IT jobs citing SQL Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the City of London region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 989 (62.44%) SQL
2 768 (48.48%) Finance
3 640 (40.40%) Microsoft
4 606 (38.26%) C#
5 605 (38.19%) .NET
6 533 (33.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 474 (29.92%) Agile Software Development
8 419 (26.45%) JavaScript
9 405 (25.57%) T-SQL
10 404 (25.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 384 (24.24%) Business Intelligence
12 343 (21.65%) HTML
13 337 (21.28%) Banking
14 325 (20.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 319 (20.14%) ASP.NET
16 295 (18.62%) Windows
17 289 (18.24%) CSS
17 289 (18.24%) MVC
18 282 (17.80%) Data Warehouse
19 266 (16.79%) Oracle
20 264 (16.67%) MS Excel
21 251 (15.85%) Java
22 232 (14.65%) AngularJS
23 227 (14.33%) ETL
24 225 (14.20%) SQL Server 2008
25 210 (13.26%) ASP.NET MVC
26 205 (12.94%) Degree
27 201 (12.69%) Web Development
28 180 (11.36%) Web Services
29 179 (11.30%) XML

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in the City of 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
1 126 (7.95%) SharePoint
2 105 (6.63%) CMS
3 87 (5.49%) IIS
4 79 (4.99%) EPiServer
5 64 (4.04%) MS Exchange
6 36 (2.27%) JBoss
6 36 (2.27%) Tomcat
7 35 (2.21%) BizTalk Server
8 32 (2.02%) Apache
9 31 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2013
10 29 (1.83%) SharePoint 2013
11 26 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2010
11 26 (1.64%) WebSphere
12 23 (1.45%) SharePoint 2010
13 19 (1.20%) Apache Spark
14 16 (1.01%) Elasticsearch
14 16 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2007
14 16 (1.01%) WebLogic
15 15 (0.95%) Confluence
16 11 (0.69%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 264 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 44 (2.78%) MS Office
3 17 (1.07%) MS PowerPoint
4 16 (1.01%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.38%) SPSS
6 3 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.13%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.13%) MS Project
8 1 (0.063%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.063%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 24 (1.52%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 17 (1.07%) Dynamics CRM
3 16 (1.01%) Cognos Planning
4 11 (0.69%) Markit EDM
5 7 (0.44%) Dynamics AX
5 7 (0.44%) thinkFolio
6 6 (0.38%) Siebel Analytics
7 5 (0.32%) Sage CRM
8 4 (0.25%) BusinessWorks
8 4 (0.25%) Magento
8 4 (0.25%) Sage X3
8 4 (0.25%) Salerio
9 3 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
9 3 (0.19%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 3 (0.19%) TIBCO BusinessEvents
10 2 (0.13%) Adobe Campaign
10 2 (0.13%) Oracle TCA
10 2 (0.13%) RMDS
10 2 (0.13%) SAP BPC
10 2 (0.13%) StreamServe
Cloud Services
1 139 (8.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 73 (4.61%) Amazon AWS
3 31 (1.96%) Office 365
4 27 (1.70%) Cloud Computing
5 16 (1.01%) IaaS
5 16 (1.01%) SaaS
6 14 (0.88%) GitHub
6 14 (0.88%) PaaS
7 13 (0.82%) G Suite
8 11 (0.69%) Mimecast
9 7 (0.44%) Data Lake Analytics
10 5 (0.32%) Google Cloud Platform
11 4 (0.25%) Force.com
12 3 (0.19%) Yammer
13 2 (0.13%) Adobe Analytics
13 2 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
13 2 (0.13%) Google Play
13 2 (0.13%) Trello
14 1 (0.063%) Amazon EMR
14 1 (0.063%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 101 (6.38%) Internet
2 87 (5.49%) Intranet
3 60 (3.79%) SAN
4 42 (2.65%) Firewall
5 41 (2.59%) DNS
6 34 (2.15%) DHCP
7 25 (1.58%) TCP/IP
8 24 (1.52%) WAN
9 21 (1.33%) NetScaler
10 20 (1.26%) LAN
10 20 (1.26%) VPN
11 19 (1.20%) VoIP
12 13 (0.82%) iSCSI
13 11 (0.69%) SSL
14 10 (0.63%) Network Security
15 8 (0.51%) FTP
16 7 (0.44%) LDAP
16 7 (0.44%) VLAN
17 5 (0.32%) IP Telephony
17 5 (0.32%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 533 (33.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 404 (25.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 325 (20.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 282 (17.80%) Data Warehouse
5 225 (14.20%) SQL Server 2008
6 169 (10.67%) SQL Server 2012
7 144 (9.09%) SQL Server 2014
8 143 (9.03%) Power BI
9 129 (8.14%) Relational Database
10 106 (6.69%) Big Data
11 84 (5.30%) NoSQL
12 79 (4.99%) MySQL
13 60 (3.79%) Oracle Database
14 52 (3.28%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 50 (3.16%) QlikView
16 45 (2.84%) SQL Server 2016
17 43 (2.71%) Hadoop
17 43 (2.71%) SQL Server 2005
18 38 (2.40%) BusinessObjects
19 34 (2.15%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 152 (9.60%) Visual Studio
2 140 (8.84%) Team Foundation Server
3 65 (4.10%) JIRA
4 57 (3.60%) NUnit
5 43 (2.71%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 39 (2.46%) MSTest
7 34 (2.15%) Subversion
7 34 (2.15%) TeamCity
8 32 (2.02%) Git (software)
9 26 (1.64%) Jenkins
10 19 (1.20%) Octopus Deploy
11 17 (1.07%) Moq
12 16 (1.01%) SilkPerformer
12 16 (1.01%) SilkTest
13 13 (0.82%) Maven
13 13 (0.82%) SpecFlow
14 12 (0.76%) Selenium
15 9 (0.57%) JUnit
16 8 (0.51%) PowerDesigner
17 6 (0.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 768 (48.48%) Finance
2 337 (21.28%) Banking
3 65 (4.10%) Back Office
3 65 (4.10%) Legal
4 62 (3.91%) Retail
5 52 (3.28%) Front Office
6 51 (3.22%) Marketing
7 48 (3.03%) Law
8 31 (1.96%) Financial Institution
9 30 (1.89%) Investment Banking
10 19 (1.20%) Publishing
11 17 (1.07%) Telecoms
12 15 (0.95%) Advertising
13 6 (0.38%) Corporate Banking
13 6 (0.38%) Spanish Language
14 5 (0.32%) French Language
14 5 (0.32%) German Language
14 5 (0.32%) Turkish Language
15 3 (0.19%) Italian Language
15 3 (0.19%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 890 (56.19%) Developer
2 289 (18.24%) .NET Developer
3 278 (17.55%) C# Developer
4 276 (17.42%) SQL Developer
5 231 (14.58%) Senior Developer
6 227 (14.33%) Analyst
7 201 (12.69%) C# .NET Developer
8 179 (11.30%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 96 (6.06%) Java Developer
10 95 (6.00%) ASP.NET Developer
11 93 (5.87%) DBA
12 90 (5.68%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 86 (5.43%) SQL Server Developer
14 81 (5.11%) Junior
15 80 (5.05%) Architect
15 80 (5.05%) Business Developer
16 79 (4.99%) SSAS Developer
17 78 (4.92%) SQL DBA
18 75 (4.73%) Senior SQL Developer
19 72 (4.55%) SSIS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 605 (38.19%) .NET
2 343 (21.65%) HTML
3 319 (20.14%) ASP.NET
4 289 (18.24%) CSS
5 232 (14.65%) AngularJS
6 210 (13.26%) ASP.NET MVC
7 180 (11.36%) Web Services
8 179 (11.30%) XML
9 168 (10.61%) HTML5
10 167 (10.54%) .NET Framework
11 155 (9.79%) jQuery
12 129 (8.14%) WCF
13 122 (7.70%) Entity Framework
14 115 (7.26%) CSS3
15 114 (7.20%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 99 (6.25%) ASP.NET Web API
17 90 (5.68%) WPF
18 81 (5.11%) XSLT
19 79 (4.99%) ASP.NET MVC 3
20 64 (4.04%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 140 (8.84%) Computer Science
2 138 (8.71%) Analytical Skills
3 77 (4.86%) User Experience
4 51 (3.22%) Management Information System
5 45 (2.84%) Fintech
6 43 (2.71%) Clustering
7 34 (2.15%) Data Centre
8 32 (2.02%) Mobile App
9 31 (1.96%) N-Tier
10 28 (1.77%) Replication
11 27 (1.70%) Client/Server
12 24 (1.52%) Fixed Income
12 24 (1.52%) SWIFT
13 23 (1.45%) Data Structures
13 23 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
13 23 (1.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 21 (1.33%) Hedge funds
15 18 (1.14%) Algorithms
15 18 (1.14%) Derivative
16 12 (0.76%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 295 (18.62%) Windows
2 148 (9.34%) Windows Server
3 119 (7.51%) Linux
4 74 (4.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 74 (4.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 37 (2.34%) Unix
6 27 (1.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 18 (1.14%) Windows 7
8 16 (1.01%) Windows Server 2003
9 13 (0.82%) Ubuntu
10 12 (0.76%) Android
10 12 (0.76%) Windows 10
11 11 (0.69%) Apple iOS
12 10 (0.63%) Debian
12 10 (0.63%) Mac OS X
12 10 (0.63%) NetWare
12 10 (0.63%) SUSE
13 6 (0.38%) Windows XP
14 5 (0.32%) Solaris
15 3 (0.19%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 474 (29.92%) Agile Software Development
2 384 (24.24%) Business Intelligence
3 289 (18.24%) MVC
4 227 (14.33%) ETL
5 201 (12.69%) Web Development
6 176 (11.11%) OO
7 169 (10.67%) ITIL
8 142 (8.96%) Scrum
9 135 (8.52%) TDD
10 132 (8.33%) SDLC
11 122 (7.70%) Configuration Management
12 109 (6.88%) Change Management
13 108 (6.82%) Project Management
14 97 (6.12%) Analytics
14 97 (6.12%) Mentoring
15 93 (5.87%) OOD
16 92 (5.81%) Test Scripting
17 90 (5.68%) Content Management
18 89 (5.62%) Continuous Integration
19 83 (5.24%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 989 (62.44%) SQL
2 606 (38.26%) C#
3 419 (26.45%) JavaScript
4 405 (25.57%) T-SQL
5 251 (15.85%) Java
6 101 (6.38%) PowerShell
7 87 (5.49%) Python
8 74 (4.67%) XPath
9 72 (4.55%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 64 (4.04%) VBA
11 33 (2.08%) VB
11 33 (2.08%) VB.NET
12 28 (1.77%) R
13 26 (1.64%) C++
14 25 (1.58%) Perl
15 24 (1.52%) PHP
16 22 (1.39%) TypeScript
17 18 (1.14%) Bash Shell
18 17 (1.07%) C
18 17 (1.07%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 205 (12.94%) Degree
2 56 (3.54%) Microsoft Certification
3 25 (1.58%) ISEB
4 19 (1.20%) MCSE
5 17 (1.07%) PMI Certification
6 11 (0.69%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (0.69%) Security Cleared
7 10 (0.63%) MCSA
7 10 (0.63%) PMP
8 9 (0.57%) MCTS
9 8 (0.51%) CCNA
10 7 (0.44%) EMC Certification
11 6 (0.38%) MCP
11 6 (0.38%) MCPD
12 5 (0.32%) SC Cleared
13 4 (0.25%) ITIL Certification
13 4 (0.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 3 (0.19%) CCA
14 3 (0.19%) Citrix Certification
14 3 (0.19%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 134 (8.46%) QA
2 21 (1.33%) Data Quality
3 15 (0.95%) SLA
4 7 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (0.32%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.32%) PMO
6 4 (0.25%) MiFID
7 3 (0.19%) Dodd-Frank
8 2 (0.13%) EMIR
9 1 (0.063%) AIFMD
9 1 (0.063%) COBIT
9 1 (0.063%) ISO 8583
9 1 (0.063%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.063%) ISO22301
9 1 (0.063%) SDET
System Software
1 128 (8.08%) Active Directory
2 57 (3.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 49 (3.09%) XenApp
4 26 (1.64%) vSphere
5 21 (1.33%) Hyper-V
5 21 (1.33%) XenDesktop
6 14 (0.88%) Docker
7 11 (0.69%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 11 (0.69%) Virtual Servers
8 7 (0.44%) Microsoft App-V
9 6 (0.38%) XenServer
10 5 (0.32%) HDFS
10 5 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
11 4 (0.25%) Oracle RAC
12 3 (0.19%) Terminal Services
12 3 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
13 2 (0.13%) Apache Flume
13 2 (0.13%) ISA Server
13 2 (0.13%) NFS
13 2 (0.13%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 31 (1.96%) SCCM
2 27 (1.70%) Puppet
3 18 (1.14%) SCOM
4 17 (1.07%) Nagios
4 17 (1.07%) Opscode Chef
5 14 (0.88%) Ansible
6 13 (0.82%) Control-M
7 10 (0.63%) EMC VPLEX
7 10 (0.63%) Kibana
7 10 (0.63%) logstash
7 10 (0.63%) NetIQ Identity Manager
7 10 (0.63%) Simpana
8 9 (0.57%) Salt
9 7 (0.44%) AirWatch
10 5 (0.32%) Data Guard
10 5 (0.32%) FortiGate
11 4 (0.25%) WSUS
12 3 (0.19%) Failover Clustering
12 3 (0.19%) Perfmon
13 2 (0.13%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 640 (40.40%) Microsoft
2 266 (16.79%) Oracle
3 98 (6.19%) Tableau
4 95 (6.00%) VMware
5 88 (5.56%) Sybase
6 84 (5.30%) Citrix
7 83 (5.24%) Cognos
8 50 (3.16%) Cisco
9 31 (1.96%) SAP
10 28 (1.77%) HP
11 25 (1.58%) IBM
11 25 (1.58%) NetApp
12 24 (1.52%) EMC
13 22 (1.39%) Salesforce.com
13 22 (1.39%) Xamarin
14 20 (1.26%) TIBCO
15 19 (1.20%) Google
16 18 (1.14%) Atlassian
16 18 (1.14%) Sitecore
17 17 (1.07%) Bloomberg
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £60k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £70,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £90,000 per annum + benefits and bonus
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £40000 - £47000 per annum + plus package and bonus
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Robert Half
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Spring Technology
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits + WLB
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £45k + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + excellent package
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £80000.00 - £110000.00 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £90000 - £105000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £55000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Gym, Pension, Remote/Flexi Work
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Venturi
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Marcus Donald People
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Venturi
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Coded People
Salary: £60,000 - £80,000 DOE
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Oscar
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + 25 days holiday, Training, Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45,000-£62,000
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
The Datawarehousing Company
Salary: £65,000 per annum + pension, medical, dental, critical illness, childc
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £50,000 and boastful benefits!
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
I3
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
SoCode Limited
Salary: £40k - 45k per year + +Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Oscar
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Amicus Recruitment Limited
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + 25 days + Laptop + Phone
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 - 45,000
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Source Technology
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Venturi
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + bonus and full benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Benifits
Posted: 3 days ago