Period
to 15 November 2018

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 6 months to 15 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 11 9 9
Rank change year-on-year -2 0 -1
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 1,493 1,561 1,640
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 13.40% 15.28% 13.94%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 43.67% 48.93% 46.49%
Number of salaries quoted 1,347 1,460 1,522
City of London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -
10th Percentile £38,750 £41,250 £36,000
90th Percentile £83,750 £78,750 £77,500
Central 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 the City of London with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
City of London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 3,419 3,190 3,528
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 30.69% 31.22% 29.99%
Number of salaries quoted 3,102 2,918 3,231
City of London median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% +4.35% -
10th Percentile £40,000 £41,250 £36,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £87,500 £86,250
Central London median annual salary £65,000 £59,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.24% +8.18% -

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

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 6 months to 15 November 2018.

Salary histogram for SQL Server in the City of London

SQL Server
Job Locations in the City of 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 City of London region over the 6 months to 15 November 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
London Bridge +4 14 £55,000 +4.76%
Moorgate - 7 £65,000 -
SQL Server
Central London

For the 6 months to 15 November 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 City of London region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 1,013 (67.85%) SQL
2 814 (54.52%) C#
3 732 (49.03%) .NET
4 637 (42.67%) Finance
5 541 (36.24%) Microsoft
6 505 (33.82%) Agile Software Development
7 492 (32.95%) T-SQL
8 437 (29.27%) MVC
9 433 (29.00%) JavaScript
10 367 (24.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 349 (23.38%) ASP.NET
12 334 (22.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 331 (22.17%) Microsoft Azure
14 308 (20.63%) CSS
15 288 (19.29%) Business Intelligence
16 271 (18.15%) ASP.NET Web API
17 266 (17.82%) HTML
18 259 (17.35%) Oracle
19 252 (16.88%) Windows
20 249 (16.68%) AngularJS
21 223 (14.94%) jQuery
22 219 (14.67%) .NET Framework
23 213 (14.27%) Team Foundation Server
24 209 (14.00%) Data Warehouse
25 206 (13.80%) Degree
26 205 (13.73%) ASP.NET MVC
27 193 (12.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
28 188 (12.59%) Entity Framework
29 187 (12.53%) ETL
30 183 (12.26%) TDD

SQL Server
Co-occurring 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
1 143 (9.58%) SharePoint
2 69 (4.62%) IIS
3 40 (2.68%) MS Exchange
4 36 (2.41%) CMS
5 28 (1.88%) Apache
6 24 (1.61%) Elasticsearch
6 24 (1.61%) Oracle Workflow
7 23 (1.54%) Tomcat
8 19 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2010
9 18 (1.21%) Apache Spark
10 16 (1.07%) SAS
11 14 (0.94%) NServiceBus
12 13 (0.87%) Umbraco
13 12 (0.80%) Sitecore CMS
13 12 (0.80%) Skype for Business
14 11 (0.74%) Confluence
14 11 (0.74%) EPiServer
14 11 (0.74%) SharePoint 2013
15 10 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2013
15 10 (0.67%) WordPress
Applications
1 133 (8.91%) Microsoft Excel
2 40 (2.68%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (0.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.067%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.067%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.067%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 94 (6.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 24 (1.61%) Markit EDM
3 20 (1.34%) Front Arena
3 20 (1.34%) thinkFolio
4 9 (0.60%) FastStats
4 9 (0.60%) Infor SunSystems
4 9 (0.60%) ReMetrica
4 9 (0.60%) SunGard GMI
5 7 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
6 5 (0.33%) Cognos TM1
6 5 (0.33%) Salerio
7 4 (0.27%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 4 (0.27%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 3 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
8 3 (0.20%) Endur
9 2 (0.13%) Magento
10 1 (0.067%) Cognos Planning
10 1 (0.067%) Sage 50
10 1 (0.067%) SAP BPC
10 1 (0.067%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 331 (22.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 158 (10.58%) Amazon AWS
3 33 (2.21%) SaaS
4 30 (2.01%) Office 365
5 22 (1.47%) IaaS
6 20 (1.34%) Azure Active Directory
7 17 (1.14%) Azure Data Factory
8 14 (0.94%) PaaS
9 13 (0.87%) GitHub
10 12 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
10 12 (0.80%) Google Cloud Platform
11 9 (0.60%) Amazon EC2
12 8 (0.54%) Amazon S3
13 7 (0.47%) NuGet
13 7 (0.47%) OpenShift
14 6 (0.40%) Azure Machine Learning
14 6 (0.40%) Google Analytics
14 6 (0.40%) npm
14 6 (0.40%) Serverless
15 5 (0.33%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 56 (3.75%) Firewall
2 49 (3.28%) DNS
3 38 (2.55%) TCP/IP
4 35 (2.34%) SAN
5 24 (1.61%) DHCP
6 23 (1.54%) HTTP
6 23 (1.54%) VPN
7 21 (1.41%) LAN
8 20 (1.34%) WAN
9 15 (1.00%) SSL
10 13 (0.87%) VLAN
11 12 (0.80%) FTP
12 11 (0.74%) Network Security
13 10 (0.67%) Ethernet
13 10 (0.67%) Skype
13 10 (0.67%) WebEx
14 8 (0.54%) Internet
15 7 (0.47%) IP Telephony
15 7 (0.47%) iSCSI
15 7 (0.47%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 367 (24.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 334 (22.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 209 (14.00%) Data Warehouse
4 193 (12.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 142 (9.51%) Power BI
6 141 (9.44%) SQL Server 2012
7 126 (8.44%) SQL Server 2008
8 124 (8.31%) Relational Database
9 109 (7.30%) SQL Server 2016
10 89 (5.96%) NoSQL
11 77 (5.16%) SQL Server 2014
12 57 (3.82%) Big Data
13 53 (3.55%) RDBMS
14 50 (3.35%) BusinessObjects
15 49 (3.28%) Crystal Reports
16 47 (3.15%) PostgreSQL
17 44 (2.95%) MySQL
18 41 (2.75%) Data Lake
19 36 (2.41%) MongoDB
20 35 (2.34%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 213 (14.27%) Team Foundation Server
2 145 (9.71%) Visual Studio
3 106 (7.10%) Git (software)
4 91 (6.10%) Visual Studio Team System
5 86 (5.76%) TeamCity
6 66 (4.42%) Selenium
7 62 (4.15%) Subversion
8 55 (3.68%) Jenkins
9 54 (3.62%) Octopus Deploy
10 49 (3.28%) NUnit
11 48 (3.22%) JIRA
12 27 (1.81%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 26 (1.74%) Maven
13 26 (1.74%) SpecFlow
14 21 (1.41%) Eclipse
15 20 (1.34%) Jasmine
15 20 (1.34%) Rhino Mocks
16 16 (1.07%) Oracle Forms
17 15 (1.00%) Gradle
17 15 (1.00%) JUnit
General
1 637 (42.67%) Finance
2 129 (8.64%) Banking
3 71 (4.76%) Front Office
4 57 (3.82%) Advertising
5 32 (2.14%) Investment Banking
5 32 (2.14%) Legal
6 31 (2.08%) Back Office
7 30 (2.01%) Retail
8 28 (1.88%) Marketing
9 22 (1.47%) Law
10 13 (0.87%) Financial Institution
10 13 (0.87%) Telecoms
11 10 (0.67%) Games
12 8 (0.54%) General Ledger
13 7 (0.47%) Publishing
14 6 (0.40%) Electronics
15 5 (0.33%) German Language
15 5 (0.33%) International Banking
16 3 (0.20%) Corporate Banking
16 3 (0.20%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 837 (56.06%) Developer
2 328 (21.97%) .NET Developer
3 325 (21.77%) C# Developer
4 245 (16.41%) SQL Developer
5 213 (14.27%) Analyst
6 193 (12.93%) Senior Developer
7 184 (12.32%) C# .NET Developer
8 137 (9.18%) Architect
9 102 (6.83%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 99 (6.63%) Senior .NET Developer
11 84 (5.63%) Solutions Architect
12 83 (5.56%) SQL Server Developer
13 78 (5.22%) Applications Support
14 70 (4.69%) SQL Analyst
15 67 (4.49%) Senior C# Developer
16 66 (4.42%) Lead Developer
17 55 (3.68%) DBA
17 55 (3.68%) SQL BI Developer
18 54 (3.62%) Analyst Developer
19 49 (3.28%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 732 (49.03%) .NET
2 349 (23.38%) ASP.NET
3 308 (20.63%) CSS
4 271 (18.15%) ASP.NET Web API
5 266 (17.82%) HTML
6 249 (16.68%) AngularJS
7 223 (14.94%) jQuery
8 219 (14.67%) .NET Framework
9 205 (13.73%) ASP.NET MVC
10 188 (12.59%) Entity Framework
11 167 (11.19%) Web Services
12 142 (9.51%) .NET Core
12 142 (9.51%) WPF
13 137 (9.18%) React
14 135 (9.04%) XML
15 113 (7.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 112 (7.50%) WCF
17 91 (6.10%) HTML5
18 63 (4.22%) CSS3
19 61 (4.09%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 137 (9.18%) Analytical Skills
2 134 (8.98%) Computer Science
3 89 (5.96%) N-Tier
4 82 (5.49%) Greenfield Project
5 69 (4.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 63 (4.22%) Derivative
7 61 (4.09%) Fintech
8 60 (4.02%) Fixed Income
9 59 (3.95%) Data Structures
9 59 (3.95%) Reinsurance
10 57 (3.82%) Equities
11 51 (3.42%) Hedge funds
12 50 (3.35%) User Experience
13 45 (3.01%) Management Information System
14 23 (1.54%) Replication
14 23 (1.54%) Self-Motivation
15 19 (1.27%) Algorithms
16 18 (1.21%) Clustering
17 17 (1.14%) Mobile App
18 16 (1.07%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 252 (16.88%) Windows
2 115 (7.70%) Windows Server
3 84 (5.63%) Linux
4 60 (4.02%) Windows Server 2012
5 44 (2.95%) Unix
6 43 (2.88%) Windows Server 2008
7 18 (1.21%) Windows Server 2003
8 16 (1.07%) Android
9 12 (0.80%) Ubuntu
9 12 (0.80%) Windows 10
10 10 (0.67%) openSUSE
10 10 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 9 (0.60%) Windows 7
12 8 (0.54%) Solaris
12 8 (0.54%) VMS
13 6 (0.40%) HPUX
14 5 (0.33%) AIX
15 4 (0.27%) Apple iOS
15 4 (0.27%) Mac OS
15 4 (0.27%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 505 (33.82%) Agile Software Development
2 437 (29.27%) MVC
3 288 (19.29%) Business Intelligence
4 187 (12.53%) ETL
5 183 (12.26%) TDD
6 182 (12.19%) OO
7 179 (11.99%) Continuous Integration
8 168 (11.25%) Problem-Solving
9 154 (10.31%) Scrum
10 150 (10.05%) SOA
11 144 (9.65%) Test Automation
12 141 (9.44%) Microservices
13 138 (9.24%) SOLID
14 126 (8.44%) Waterfall
15 119 (7.97%) Web Development
16 114 (7.64%) SDLC
17 111 (7.43%) CRM
18 106 (7.10%) Investment Management
19 101 (6.76%) Analytics
20 96 (6.43%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 1,013 (67.85%) SQL
2 814 (54.52%) C#
3 492 (32.95%) T-SQL
4 433 (29.00%) JavaScript
5 169 (11.32%) PowerShell
6 148 (9.91%) Java
7 117 (7.84%) Python
8 85 (5.69%) VBA
9 83 (5.56%) VB
10 57 (3.82%) VB.NET
11 53 (3.55%) Perl
12 41 (2.75%) C++
13 39 (2.61%) R
14 36 (2.41%) PL/SQL
15 30 (2.01%) PHP
16 24 (1.61%) Bash Shell
16 24 (1.61%) TypeScript
17 23 (1.54%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
18 20 (1.34%) Ruby
19 16 (1.07%) F#
Qualifications
1 206 (13.80%) Degree
2 60 (4.02%) Computer Science Degree
3 26 (1.74%) Microsoft Certification
4 19 (1.27%) Security Cleared
5 14 (0.94%) MCSE
5 14 (0.94%) SC Cleared
6 11 (0.74%) MCSA
7 6 (0.40%) CCNA
7 6 (0.40%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (0.40%) MCITP
8 5 (0.33%) ISEB
8 5 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (0.27%) AWS Certification
9 4 (0.27%) ISTQB
9 4 (0.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 4 (0.27%) Numerate Degree
9 4 (0.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (0.20%) Microsoft Certified Architect
11 2 (0.13%) OCP
11 2 (0.13%) RHCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (4.22%) QA
2 50 (3.35%) Data Quality
3 21 (1.41%) GDPR
4 19 (1.27%) MiFID
5 13 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 10 (0.67%) Cyber Essentials
7 9 (0.60%) EMIR
8 8 (0.54%) HIPAA
8 8 (0.54%) SLA
9 6 (0.40%) WAI
10 5 (0.33%) FATCA
11 2 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 2 (0.13%) PCI DSS
11 2 (0.13%) PMO
12 1 (0.067%) IFRS
System Software
1 96 (6.43%) Active Directory
2 67 (4.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 52 (3.48%) Docker
4 26 (1.74%) XenApp
5 24 (1.61%) Hyper-V
6 20 (1.34%) vSphere
7 14 (0.94%) XenDesktop
8 8 (0.54%) Virtual Machines
9 7 (0.47%) HDFS
9 7 (0.47%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 7 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
10 5 (0.33%) VMware Workstation
11 4 (0.27%) Oracle RAC
11 4 (0.27%) Virtual Servers
12 3 (0.20%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 3 (0.20%) NFS
13 2 (0.13%) BitLocker
13 2 (0.13%) KVM
13 2 (0.13%) SRDF
13 2 (0.13%) Xen
Systems Management
1 32 (2.14%) Opscode Chef
1 32 (2.14%) Puppet
2 27 (1.81%) Nagios
3 22 (1.47%) Ansible
4 19 (1.27%) Kubernetes
5 14 (0.94%) Salt
6 13 (0.87%) Kibana
7 12 (0.80%) SCCM
8 9 (0.60%) logstash
9 8 (0.54%) SCOM
9 8 (0.54%) Terraform
10 7 (0.47%) Tivoli
11 6 (0.40%) Microsoft Clustering
11 6 (0.40%) Prometheus
11 6 (0.40%) SCOrch
12 5 (0.33%) Oozie
13 4 (0.27%) Backup Exec
13 4 (0.27%) Grafana
13 4 (0.27%) HAProxy
13 4 (0.27%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 541 (36.24%) Microsoft
2 259 (17.35%) Oracle
3 88 (5.89%) VMware
4 81 (5.43%) Tableau
5 59 (3.95%) Nintex
6 43 (2.88%) Citrix
7 30 (2.01%) IBM
8 25 (1.67%) Charles River
9 23 (1.54%) Cisco
9 23 (1.54%) SAP
10 22 (1.47%) ServiceNow
11 21 (1.41%) Google
12 20 (1.34%) Calypso
12 20 (1.34%) SimCorp
13 19 (1.27%) Salesforce.com
13 19 (1.27%) Sybase
14 18 (1.21%) Cognos
15 16 (1.07%) Informatica
16 14 (0.94%) Bloomberg
16 14 (0.94%) Red Hat