Period
to 26 November 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 26 November 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
26 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 23 16 12
Rank change year-on-year -7 -4 -3
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 357 1,101 1,443
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 8.86% 11.02% 13.02%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 31.32% 37.45% 42.57%
Number of salaries quoted 322 1,004 1,329
Median annual salary £66,250 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.00% +4.17% +4.35%
10th Percentile £37,888 £41,250 £38,750
90th Percentile £98,750 £83,500 £83,750
Central London median annual salary £65,000 £61,250 £57,500
% change year-on-year +6.12% +6.52% +4.55%

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 1,140 2,940 3,390
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 28.29% 29.42% 30.58%
Number of salaries quoted 963 2,600 3,075
Median annual salary £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.69% +8.33%
10th Percentile £43,750 £42,500 £40,500
90th Percentile £100,000 £100,000 £95,000
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +7.69% - +10.17%

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 26 November 2020.

Salary histogram for SQL Server in the City of London

For the 6 months to 26 November 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.

1 212 (59.38%) SQL
2 176 (49.30%) Azure
3 158 (44.26%) .NET
4 156 (43.70%) C#
5 152 (42.58%) Finance
6 146 (40.90%) Microsoft
6 146 (40.90%) Agile Software Development
7 88 (24.65%) JavaScript
7 88 (24.65%) DevOps
8 76 (21.29%) Business Intelligence
9 74 (20.73%) CSS
9 74 (20.73%) Python
9 74 (20.73%) .NET Core
10 70 (19.61%) Continuous Integration
11 68 (19.05%) Power Platform
12 66 (18.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 61 (17.09%) MVC
13 61 (17.09%) ETL
13 61 (17.09%) Test Automation
13 61 (17.09%) REST
14 59 (16.53%) Microservices
15 58 (16.25%) Web Services
15 58 (16.25%) ASP.NET
15 58 (16.25%) T-SQL
16 56 (15.69%) Git (software)
17 55 (15.41%) Data Warehouse
18 54 (15.13%) ASP.NET Web API
19 53 (14.85%) Power BI
20 52 (14.57%) AngularJS
21 50 (14.01%) Data Modelling

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 47 (13.17%) SharePoint
2 25 (7.00%) Apache Spark
3 17 (4.76%) Apache
4 14 (3.92%) IIS
5 8 (2.24%) Confluence
6 5 (1.40%) SAS
6 5 (1.40%) Skype for Business
7 4 (1.12%) CMS
7 4 (1.12%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (1.12%) MS Exchange
7 4 (1.12%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.84%) IBM Notes
9 2 (0.56%) EPiServer
10 1 (0.28%) JBoss
10 1 (0.28%) Mule
10 1 (0.28%) SilverStripe
10 1 (0.28%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.28%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.28%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.28%) WordPress
Applications
1 24 (6.72%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (1.68%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 32 (8.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (3.08%) Siebel CRM
3 3 (0.84%) iTrent
3 3 (0.84%) Northgate Housing
3 3 (0.84%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.28%) Elite 3E
4 1 (0.28%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.28%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.28%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 176 (49.30%) Azure
2 68 (19.05%) Power Platform
3 38 (10.64%) AWS
4 37 (10.36%) PaaS
5 34 (9.52%) Azure Data Factory
6 26 (7.28%) SaaS
7 25 (7.00%) Office 365
8 18 (5.04%) Azure Active Directory
9 17 (4.76%) Dynamics 365
10 13 (3.64%) Cloud Computing
11 10 (2.80%) IaaS
12 8 (2.24%) GitHub
13 7 (1.96%) OpenShift
13 7 (1.96%) PowerApps
14 6 (1.68%) npm
14 6 (1.68%) Serverless
15 5 (1.40%) GCP
15 5 (1.40%) Logic Apps
15 5 (1.40%) NuGet
15 5 (1.40%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 11 (3.08%) DNS
2 10 (2.80%) Firewall
3 5 (1.40%) DHCP
3 5 (1.40%) Skype
4 4 (1.12%) Kerberos
4 4 (1.12%) SAN
4 4 (1.12%) WAN
5 3 (0.84%) LAN
5 3 (0.84%) MPLS
5 3 (0.84%) VoIP
6 1 (0.28%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (0.28%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (0.28%) HTTP
6 1 (0.28%) Internet
6 1 (0.28%) NetScaler
6 1 (0.28%) Network Security
6 1 (0.28%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (0.28%) SSL
6 1 (0.28%) VPN
6 1 (0.28%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (18.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 55 (15.41%) Data Warehouse
3 53 (14.85%) Power BI
4 48 (13.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 45 (12.61%) Azure SQL Database
6 40 (11.20%) Data Lake
7 39 (10.92%) NoSQL
7 39 (10.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 33 (9.24%) MongoDB
9 31 (8.68%) MySQL
10 22 (6.16%) SQL Server 2012
11 18 (5.04%) OLAP
12 17 (4.76%) Hadoop
12 17 (4.76%) Tableau
13 16 (4.48%) Big Data
13 16 (4.48%) OLAP Cube
14 15 (4.20%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
14 15 (4.20%) OLTP
14 15 (4.20%) Relational Database
15 14 (3.92%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 56 (15.69%) Git (software)
2 42 (11.76%) Team Foundation Server
3 24 (6.72%) Visual Studio Team System
4 17 (4.76%) Selenium
5 14 (3.92%) Jenkins
6 10 (2.80%) JIRA
7 9 (2.52%) Cypress.io
7 9 (2.52%) Moq
7 9 (2.52%) MSTest
7 9 (2.52%) NUnit
8 8 (2.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 8 (2.24%) Bitbucket
8 8 (2.24%) Subversion
8 8 (2.24%) Visual Studio
9 6 (1.68%) GitLab
9 6 (1.68%) Maven
10 5 (1.40%) JUnit
11 4 (1.12%) Gradle
11 4 (1.12%) SpecFlow
11 4 (1.12%) WebDriver
General
1 152 (42.58%) Finance
2 24 (6.72%) Front Office
3 19 (5.32%) Banking
4 13 (3.64%) Advertising
5 10 (2.80%) Marketing
6 5 (1.40%) Games
7 4 (1.12%) Investment Banking
7 4 (1.12%) Retail
8 3 (0.84%) Back Office
8 3 (0.84%) Legal
8 3 (0.84%) Social Housing
9 2 (0.56%) Housing Association
9 2 (0.56%) Law
9 2 (0.56%) Public Sector
10 1 (0.28%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.28%) Private Banking
10 1 (0.28%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 195 (54.62%) Developer
2 83 (23.25%) C# Developer
3 66 (18.49%) Senior Developer
4 52 (14.57%) Azure Developer
5 51 (14.29%) .NET Developer
6 35 (9.80%) Analyst
6 35 (9.80%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 33 (9.24%) SQL Developer
8 32 (8.96%) Senior C# Developer
9 30 (8.40%) C# .NET Developer
10 29 (8.12%) Architect
10 29 (8.12%) Full Stack Developer
11 19 (5.32%) Senior .NET Developer
12 18 (5.04%) SSAS Developer
13 17 (4.76%) OLAP Developer
13 17 (4.76%) SQL BI Developer
14 16 (4.48%) ETL Developer
14 16 (4.48%) SSIS Developer
15 15 (4.20%) Lead Developer
15 15 (4.20%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 158 (44.26%) .NET
2 74 (20.73%) .NET Core
2 74 (20.73%) CSS
3 61 (17.09%) REST
4 58 (16.25%) ASP.NET
4 58 (16.25%) Web Services
5 54 (15.13%) ASP.NET Web API
6 52 (14.57%) AngularJS
7 50 (14.01%) React
8 48 (13.45%) .NET Framework
9 45 (12.61%) jQuery
10 44 (12.32%) XML
11 43 (12.04%) HTML
12 40 (11.20%) Entity Framework
12 40 (11.20%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 33 (9.24%) JSON
13 33 (9.24%) SOAP
14 25 (7.00%) ASP.NET MVC
15 22 (6.16%) ASP.NET Core
16 21 (5.88%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 47 (13.17%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (8.40%) Greenfield Project
3 20 (5.60%) N-Tier
4 15 (4.20%) Reinsurance
5 13 (3.64%) Enterprise Software
6 11 (3.08%) Data Centre
6 11 (3.08%) Management Information System
7 10 (2.80%) Derivative
8 9 (2.52%) Algorithms
8 9 (2.52%) EPoS
9 7 (1.96%) Client/Server
9 7 (1.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 7 (1.96%) Mobile App
9 7 (1.96%) Public Cloud
10 6 (1.68%) Market Risk
11 5 (1.40%) Private Cloud
11 5 (1.40%) Self-Motivation
12 4 (1.12%) Clustering
12 4 (1.12%) Data Structures
12 4 (1.12%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 48 (13.45%) Windows
2 26 (7.28%) Linux
3 20 (5.60%) Windows Server
4 17 (4.76%) Unix
5 8 (2.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (1.12%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (0.84%) CentOS
7 3 (0.84%) Windows Server 2016
8 2 (0.56%) Solaris
8 2 (0.56%) VMS
8 2 (0.56%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.56%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.56%) Windows Server 2019
9 1 (0.28%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 146 (40.90%) Agile Software Development
2 88 (24.65%) DevOps
3 76 (21.29%) Business Intelligence
4 70 (19.61%) Continuous Integration
5 61 (17.09%) ETL
5 61 (17.09%) MVC
5 61 (17.09%) Test Automation
6 59 (16.53%) Microservices
7 50 (14.01%) Data Modelling
7 50 (14.01%) SOLID
8 49 (13.73%) TDD
9 48 (13.45%) OO
10 44 (12.32%) Deployment Automation
10 44 (12.32%) Scrum
11 39 (10.92%) Analytics
11 39 (10.92%) Problem-Solving
12 36 (10.08%) CRM
13 35 (9.80%) SDLC
14 30 (8.40%) Performance Tuning
15 28 (7.84%) Fintech
Programming Languages
1 212 (59.38%) SQL
2 156 (43.70%) C#
3 88 (24.65%) JavaScript
4 74 (20.73%) Python
5 58 (16.25%) T-SQL
6 35 (9.80%) PowerShell
7 33 (9.24%) Java
8 25 (7.00%) R
9 16 (4.48%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 11 (3.08%) Ruby
11 10 (2.80%) Bash Shell
12 6 (1.68%) TypeScript
13 5 (1.40%) PL/SQL
13 5 (1.40%) Scala
13 5 (1.40%) SOQL
14 3 (0.84%) C++
14 3 (0.84%) PHP
14 3 (0.84%) Shell Script
14 3 (0.84%) VB.NET
15 2 (0.56%) VBA
Qualifications
1 45 (12.61%) Degree
2 20 (5.60%) Computer Science Degree
3 8 (2.24%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (1.40%) CCNA
4 5 (1.40%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (1.40%) MCSE
5 4 (1.12%) SC Cleared
5 4 (1.12%) Security Cleared
6 3 (0.84%) ISEB
6 3 (0.84%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 3 (0.84%) PhD
7 2 (0.56%) MCSA
8 1 (0.28%) AWS Certification
8 1 (0.28%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.28%) MCP
8 1 (0.28%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.28%) PMP
8 1 (0.28%) RHCE
8 1 (0.28%) VCAP
8 1 (0.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.40%) GDPR
1 5 (1.40%) PSD2
1 5 (1.40%) SLA
2 3 (0.84%) Data Quality
2 3 (0.84%) MiFID
3 2 (0.56%) QA
4 1 (0.28%) IFRS
4 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.28%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.28%) WCAG
System Software
1 30 (8.40%) Docker
2 25 (7.00%) Active Directory
3 18 (5.04%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (1.68%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (1.40%) Hyper-V
6 4 (1.12%) Virtual Desktop
7 3 (0.84%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 3 (0.84%) vSphere
8 1 (0.28%) Cronacle
8 1 (0.28%) HDFS
8 1 (0.28%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.28%) XenApp
8 1 (0.28%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 19 (5.32%) Opscode Chef
1 19 (5.32%) Terraform
2 17 (4.76%) Ansible
3 14 (3.92%) Kubernetes
4 11 (3.08%) Puppet
5 7 (1.96%) Microsoft Intune
5 7 (1.96%) SCCM
6 4 (1.12%) Prometheus
7 3 (0.84%) Control-M
7 3 (0.84%) Microsoft Clustering
7 3 (0.84%) Nagios
7 3 (0.84%) vCenter Server
7 3 (0.84%) ZABBIX
8 2 (0.56%) Rancher
9 1 (0.28%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
9 1 (0.28%) Grafana
9 1 (0.28%) Graphite
9 1 (0.28%) ITRS Geneos
9 1 (0.28%) Packer
9 1 (0.28%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 146 (40.90%) Microsoft
2 47 (13.17%) Oracle
3 37 (10.36%) Databricks
4 25 (7.00%) VMware
5 20 (5.60%) Nintex
6 11 (3.08%) Siebel
7 10 (2.80%) Salesforce.com
8 7 (1.96%) Cisco
8 7 (1.96%) Splunk
9 6 (1.68%) Red Hat
10 5 (1.40%) Sybase
11 4 (1.12%) Google
12 3 (0.84%) Atlassian
12 3 (0.84%) BMC
12 3 (0.84%) Citrix
12 3 (0.84%) Lotus
12 3 (0.84%) NetApp
12 3 (0.84%) Northgate
13 2 (0.56%) Dell
13 2 (0.56%) HP