Period
to 5 April 2020

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 5 April 2020 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
5 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 20 14 10
Rank change year-on-year -6 -4 -1
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 718 1,323 1,491
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 8.30% 12.80% 13.91%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 34.60% 42.05% 44.39%
Number of salaries quoted 644 1,224 1,363
Median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
10th Percentile £41,250 £39,225 £41,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £84,950
Central London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £56,000
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +1.82%

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 2,075 3,146 3,359
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 23.99% 30.43% 31.33%
Number of salaries quoted 1,814 2,820 2,978
Median annual salary £67,500 £67,500 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +8.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £41,250
90th Percentile £100,000 £97,500 £90,000
Central London median annual salary £68,000 £65,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +4.62% +8.33% +4.35%

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing SQL Server as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing SQL Server in the City of London over the 6 months to 5 April 2020.

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 5 April 2020. 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 -8 7 £57,500 +4.55%
Moorgate -13 1 £45,000 -30.77%
SQL Server
Central London

For the 6 months to 5 April 2020, 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.

1 400 (55.71%) C#
2 399 (55.57%) .NET
3 371 (51.67%) SQL
4 288 (40.11%) Finance
5 267 (37.19%) Microsoft
6 262 (36.49%) Agile Software Development
7 258 (35.93%) Azure
8 202 (28.13%) JavaScript
9 195 (27.16%) ASP.NET
10 175 (24.37%) MVC
11 134 (18.66%) T-SQL
12 129 (17.97%) HTML
13 127 (17.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 127 (17.69%) AngularJS
14 125 (17.41%) Business Intelligence
14 125 (17.41%) Scrum
15 119 (16.57%) .NET Framework
15 119 (16.57%) AWS
16 114 (15.88%) Power Platform
17 113 (15.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 111 (15.46%) CSS
18 111 (15.46%) .NET Core
19 110 (15.32%) Power BI
19 110 (15.32%) Data Warehouse
20 105 (14.62%) Windows
21 100 (13.93%) Visual Studio
22 96 (13.37%) ASP.NET Web API
23 94 (13.09%) ASP.NET MVC
24 92 (12.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
25 86 (11.98%) REST

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 42 (5.85%) SharePoint
2 30 (4.18%) Elasticsearch
2 30 (4.18%) EPiServer
3 17 (2.37%) IIS
4 13 (1.81%) Confluence
5 11 (1.53%) Apache
5 11 (1.53%) MS Exchange
6 7 (0.97%) Apache Spark
7 6 (0.84%) nginx
7 6 (0.84%) Skype for Business
8 5 (0.70%) Apache Airflow
8 5 (0.70%) CMS
9 4 (0.56%) Apache Solr
9 4 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2010
9 4 (0.56%) OpenStack
10 3 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2013
10 3 (0.42%) LiveCycle
10 3 (0.42%) SAS
10 3 (0.42%) SharePoint 2013
10 3 (0.42%) Tomcat
Applications
1 46 (6.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 26 (3.62%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (0.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.42%) Acrobat
4 3 (0.42%) Adobe Illustrator
4 3 (0.42%) InDesign
4 3 (0.42%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (0.42%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.14%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.14%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.14%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 19 (2.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (1.39%) Salerio
3 5 (0.70%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.42%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 2 (0.28%) Northgate Housing
5 2 (0.28%) RiskWrite
6 1 (0.14%) Distributed Ledger
6 1 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.14%) FastStats
6 1 (0.14%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.14%) Social Studio
6 1 (0.14%) Temenos T24
6 1 (0.14%) thinkFolio
6 1 (0.14%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 258 (35.93%) Azure
2 119 (16.57%) AWS
3 114 (15.88%) Power Platform
4 40 (5.57%) Office 365
5 27 (3.76%) SaaS
6 18 (2.51%) Cloud Computing
6 18 (2.51%) Serverless
7 16 (2.23%) AWS Lambda
7 16 (2.23%) Azure Data Factory
7 16 (2.23%) GCP
8 15 (2.09%) PaaS
9 13 (1.81%) IaaS
10 10 (1.39%) npm
11 7 (0.97%) GitHub
12 5 (0.70%) Azure Active Directory
12 5 (0.70%) Dynamics 365
13 4 (0.56%) Azure Stack
13 4 (0.56%) BlazeMeter
13 4 (0.56%) CloudBees
13 4 (0.56%) Microsoft Flow
Communications & Networking
1 35 (4.87%) Internet
2 14 (1.95%) Firewall
3 11 (1.53%) DNS
3 11 (1.53%) SAN
4 9 (1.25%) DHCP
5 6 (0.84%) TCP/IP
6 5 (0.70%) Intranet
7 4 (0.56%) LAN
7 4 (0.56%) Remote Desktop
7 4 (0.56%) VoIP
7 4 (0.56%) VPN
8 3 (0.42%) WAN
9 2 (0.28%) FTP
9 2 (0.28%) HTTP
9 2 (0.28%) HTTPS
9 2 (0.28%) Intrusion Detection
9 2 (0.28%) IPsec
9 2 (0.28%) Kerberos
9 2 (0.28%) NAS
9 2 (0.28%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 127 (17.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 113 (15.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 110 (15.32%) Data Warehouse
3 110 (15.32%) Power BI
4 92 (12.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 67 (9.33%) SQL Server 2012
6 55 (7.66%) NoSQL
6 55 (7.66%) Relational Database
7 42 (5.85%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 39 (5.43%) Data Lake
9 36 (5.01%) Big Data
10 34 (4.74%) SQL Server 2008
11 33 (4.60%) SQL Server 2016
12 27 (3.76%) Azure SQL Database
13 25 (3.48%) MongoDB
14 24 (3.34%) PostgreSQL
14 24 (3.34%) RDBMS
15 20 (2.79%) MySQL
16 19 (2.65%) OLAP
17 18 (2.51%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 100 (13.93%) Visual Studio
2 83 (11.56%) Git (software)
3 36 (5.01%) Team Foundation Server
4 33 (4.60%) JIRA
5 18 (2.51%) TeamCity
6 16 (2.23%) Jenkins
7 14 (1.95%) SpecFlow
7 14 (1.95%) Visual Studio Team System
8 13 (1.81%) Jasmine
8 13 (1.81%) NUnit
9 12 (1.67%) Octopus Deploy
10 10 (1.39%) Sonatype Nexus
10 10 (1.39%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 9 (1.25%) Moq
11 9 (1.25%) Selenium
12 8 (1.11%) gulp
13 7 (0.97%) ERwin
13 7 (0.97%) Grunt
13 7 (0.97%) MSTest
13 7 (0.97%) PowerDesigner
General
1 288 (40.11%) Finance
2 31 (4.32%) Banking
3 18 (2.51%) Marketing
4 17 (2.37%) Front Office
5 14 (1.95%) Retail
6 11 (1.53%) Housing Association
6 11 (1.53%) Legal
7 10 (1.39%) Games
7 10 (1.39%) Law
8 9 (1.25%) Back Office
8 9 (1.25%) Financial Institution
8 9 (1.25%) Investment Banking
9 3 (0.42%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.28%) Advertising
10 2 (0.28%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.28%) Public Sector
11 1 (0.14%) Automotive
11 1 (0.14%) International Banking
11 1 (0.14%) Music Industry
11 1 (0.14%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 403 (56.13%) Developer
2 188 (26.18%) .NET Developer
3 183 (25.49%) C# Developer
4 126 (17.55%) C# .NET Developer
5 81 (11.28%) Analyst
6 79 (11.00%) SQL Developer
7 61 (8.50%) Senior Developer
8 50 (6.96%) Junior
9 46 (6.41%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 43 (5.99%) DBA
11 41 (5.71%) SQL DBA
12 39 (5.43%) Architect
13 36 (5.01%) Junior Developer
13 36 (5.01%) Support Analyst
14 35 (4.87%) Software Developer
15 33 (4.60%) Administrator
15 33 (4.60%) Full Stack Developer
16 31 (4.32%) Applications Support
17 27 (3.76%) ASP.NET Developer
18 25 (3.48%) Junior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 399 (55.57%) .NET
2 195 (27.16%) ASP.NET
3 129 (17.97%) HTML
4 127 (17.69%) AngularJS
5 119 (16.57%) .NET Framework
6 111 (15.46%) .NET Core
6 111 (15.46%) CSS
7 96 (13.37%) ASP.NET Web API
8 94 (13.09%) ASP.NET MVC
9 86 (11.98%) REST
10 70 (9.75%) Web Services
11 69 (9.61%) React
12 66 (9.19%) XML
13 56 (7.80%) JSON
14 45 (6.27%) HTML5
15 44 (6.13%) Entity Framework
16 42 (5.85%) SOAP
17 34 (4.74%) XSLT
18 31 (4.32%) jQuery
19 29 (4.04%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 57 (7.94%) Greenfield Project
2 44 (6.13%) Analytical Skills
3 37 (5.15%) Management Information System
4 21 (2.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 19 (2.65%) Equities
6 17 (2.37%) Derivative
7 16 (2.23%) Fixed Income
7 16 (2.23%) User Experience
8 15 (2.09%) Hedge funds
9 13 (1.81%) Data Centre
9 13 (1.81%) SWIFT
10 12 (1.67%) Reinsurance
11 10 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
12 8 (1.11%) Algorithms
12 8 (1.11%) Self-Motivation
13 7 (0.97%) N-Tier
13 7 (0.97%) Reference Data
13 7 (0.97%) Replication
14 6 (0.84%) Client/Server
15 5 (0.70%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 105 (14.62%) Windows
2 68 (9.47%) Windows Server
3 42 (5.85%) Linux
4 23 (3.20%) Windows 10
5 20 (2.79%) Unix
6 17 (2.37%) Windows Server 2012
7 16 (2.23%) Windows 7
8 13 (1.81%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (1.25%) Windows Server 2016
10 6 (0.84%) Windows Server 2019
11 5 (0.70%) CentOS
11 5 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (0.42%) Android
13 2 (0.28%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.28%) Windows Server 2003
14 1 (0.14%) Oracle Linux
14 1 (0.14%) Solaris
14 1 (0.14%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.14%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 262 (36.49%) Agile Software Development
2 175 (24.37%) MVC
3 125 (17.41%) Business Intelligence
3 125 (17.41%) Scrum
4 84 (11.70%) TDD
5 75 (10.45%) Analytics
6 73 (10.17%) Software Engineering
7 71 (9.89%) Fintech
8 70 (9.75%) DevOps
8 70 (9.75%) ITIL
9 69 (9.61%) Problem-Solving
10 65 (9.05%) ETL
11 63 (8.77%) Continuous Integration
12 62 (8.64%) SDLC
13 58 (8.08%) Test Automation
14 52 (7.24%) Continuous Improvement
14 52 (7.24%) Data Modelling
15 50 (6.96%) OO
16 48 (6.69%) Computer Science
17 46 (6.41%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 400 (55.71%) C#
2 371 (51.67%) SQL
3 202 (28.13%) JavaScript
4 134 (18.66%) T-SQL
5 83 (11.56%) Python
6 70 (9.75%) Java
7 64 (8.91%) PowerShell
8 33 (4.60%) TypeScript
9 30 (4.18%) XPath
10 27 (3.76%) VB.NET
11 21 (2.92%) C++
12 18 (2.51%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 18 (2.51%) VBA
13 16 (2.23%) Bash Shell
13 16 (2.23%) PL/SQL
14 14 (1.95%) R
14 14 (1.95%) VBScript
15 9 (1.25%) Delphi
15 9 (1.25%) PHP
15 9 (1.25%) VB
Qualifications
1 52 (7.24%) Degree
2 28 (3.90%) Microsoft Certification
3 22 (3.06%) Computer Science Degree
4 14 (1.95%) MCSA
5 9 (1.25%) Master's Degree
6 7 (0.97%) AWS Certification
6 7 (0.97%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (0.84%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 6 (0.84%) CCSP
7 6 (0.84%) CISM
7 6 (0.84%) CISSP
7 6 (0.84%) CRISC
8 5 (0.70%) MCSE
8 5 (0.70%) SC Cleared
8 5 (0.70%) Security Cleared
9 4 (0.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 4 (0.56%) Postgraduate
10 2 (0.28%) MCP
11 1 (0.14%) CCNA
11 1 (0.14%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (4.18%) QA
2 18 (2.51%) Data Quality
3 13 (1.81%) SLA
4 5 (0.70%) MiFID
5 3 (0.42%) GDPR
5 3 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.28%) EMIR
7 1 (0.14%) NIST
7 1 (0.14%) Solvency II
System Software
1 61 (8.50%) Docker
2 37 (5.15%) Active Directory
3 14 (1.95%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (1.53%) Hyper-V
5 5 (0.70%) XenApp
6 4 (0.56%) KVM
6 4 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (0.56%) vSphere
7 2 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.28%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.14%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.14%) Cronacle
8 1 (0.14%) HDFS
8 1 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.14%) NFS
8 1 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 46 (6.41%) Kubernetes
2 12 (1.67%) Ansible
3 11 (1.53%) SCCM
4 10 (1.39%) Nagios
5 9 (1.25%) Terraform
6 5 (0.70%) Grafana
6 5 (0.70%) Kibana
6 5 (0.70%) Matomo
6 5 (0.70%) Packer
7 4 (0.56%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (0.56%) Puppet
8 3 (0.42%) Microsoft Clustering
8 3 (0.42%) Perfmon
8 3 (0.42%) Tivoli
9 2 (0.28%) Control-M
9 2 (0.28%) Microsoft Intune
10 1 (0.14%) HP Data Protector
10 1 (0.14%) McAfee ePO
10 1 (0.14%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 267 (37.19%) Microsoft
2 80 (11.14%) Oracle
3 31 (4.32%) Tableau
4 28 (3.90%) VMware
5 14 (1.95%) Sybase
6 13 (1.81%) Citrix
7 10 (1.39%) ServiceNow
8 9 (1.25%) TIBCO
9 8 (1.11%) Cognos
9 8 (1.11%) Infragistics
9 8 (1.11%) ShoreTel
10 7 (0.97%) Cisco
10 7 (0.97%) HP
10 7 (0.97%) Salesforce.com
10 7 (0.97%) Veeam
10 7 (0.97%) Xamarin
11 6 (0.84%) Google
11 6 (0.84%) McAfee
11 6 (0.84%) Solace
12 5 (0.70%) NetApp