Period
to 23 August 2017

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 23 August 2017 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
23 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 9 11 8
Rank change year-on-year +2 -3 -1
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 1608 1627 2807
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 15.86% 12.69% 14.06%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 49.98% 45.12% 48.11%
Number of salaries quoted 1478 1469 2480
City of London median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +1.94%
10th Percentile £40,000 £36,175 £32,500
90th Percentile £78,750 £76,000 £77,500
Central London median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +1.94%

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 3217 3606 5834
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 31.74% 28.12% 29.21%
Number of salaries quoted 2902 3283 5045
City of London median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% - -
10th Percentile £38,147 £36,750 £35,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £83,750
Central London median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +3.77%

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 23 August 2017.

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 23 August 2017. 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 +11 6 £22,000 -51.11%
SQL Server
Central London

For the 6 months to 23 August 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 1080 (67.16%) SQL
2 756 (47.01%) Microsoft
3 711 (44.22%) Finance
4 619 (38.50%) .NET
5 608 (37.81%) C#
6 479 (29.79%) T-SQL
7 456 (28.36%) Agile Software Development
8 437 (27.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 418 (26.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 382 (23.76%) JavaScript
11 332 (20.65%) Business Intelligence
12 331 (20.58%) HTML
13 330 (20.52%) Windows
14 323 (20.09%) MVC
15 311 (19.34%) ASP.NET
16 287 (17.85%) CSS
17 268 (16.67%) Java
18 262 (16.29%) Degree
19 257 (15.98%) Data Warehouse
20 250 (15.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
21 246 (15.30%) Oracle
22 217 (13.50%) ETL
23 213 (13.25%) Microsoft Azure
24 209 (13.00%) Continuous Integration
24 209 (13.00%) Scrum
25 208 (12.94%) TDD
26 200 (12.44%) AngularJS
27 197 (12.25%) ASP.NET MVC
28 194 (12.06%) Banking
29 188 (11.69%) Analytical Skills

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 (8.89%) SharePoint
2 91 (5.66%) IIS
3 74 (4.60%) CMS
4 57 (3.54%) JBoss
5 54 (3.36%) WebSphere
6 53 (3.30%) MS Exchange
7 52 (3.23%) Tomcat
8 36 (2.24%) EPiServer
9 33 (2.05%) SharePoint 2013
10 32 (1.99%) Confluence
11 31 (1.93%) WebLogic
12 25 (1.55%) Apache Spark
12 25 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2013
13 23 (1.43%) BizTalk Server
14 20 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2010
14 20 (1.24%) Skype for Business
14 20 (1.24%) Umbraco
15 19 (1.18%) Elasticsearch
16 18 (1.12%) Apache
17 17 (1.06%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 165 (10.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 56 (3.48%) Microsoft Office
3 44 (2.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 31 (1.93%) MS Visio
5 19 (1.18%) Spreadsheet
6 7 (0.44%) SPSS
7 6 (0.37%) Microsoft Project
8 5 (0.31%) InfoPath
9 4 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
9 4 (0.25%) OmniGraffle
9 4 (0.25%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.062%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 29 (1.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (0.87%) Siebel CRM
3 13 (0.81%) SAP BPC
4 11 (0.68%) Markit EDM
5 9 (0.56%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 9 (0.56%) Siebel Analytics
6 8 (0.50%) Eloqua
7 7 (0.44%) Endur
8 6 (0.37%) Actimize
8 6 (0.37%) Oracle Cash Management
8 6 (0.37%) thinkFolio
9 4 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
9 4 (0.25%) HFM
9 4 (0.25%) Hyperion Enterprise
9 4 (0.25%) MetaTrader
10 3 (0.19%) Magento
11 2 (0.12%) Dynamics GP
11 2 (0.12%) FastStats
11 2 (0.12%) OpenLink RightAngle
11 2 (0.12%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 213 (13.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 82 (5.10%) Amazon AWS
3 52 (3.23%) GitHub
4 40 (2.49%) PaaS
5 37 (2.30%) Office 365
6 35 (2.18%) IaaS
7 28 (1.74%) Cloud Computing
8 23 (1.43%) Azure Active Directory
9 21 (1.31%) SaaS
10 13 (0.81%) Google Cloud Platform
11 7 (0.44%) Azure Machine Learning
11 7 (0.44%) Mimecast
12 6 (0.37%) Dropbox
13 5 (0.31%) Adobe Analytics
13 5 (0.31%) Dynamics 365
13 5 (0.31%) Google Drive
14 4 (0.25%) Basecamp
15 3 (0.19%) BlueKai
16 2 (0.12%) Data Lake Analytics
16 2 (0.12%) Oracle Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 50 (3.11%) Firewall
2 48 (2.99%) DNS
3 42 (2.61%) SAN
4 41 (2.55%) WAN
5 40 (2.49%) DHCP
6 39 (2.43%) TCP/IP
7 36 (2.24%) Intranet
8 29 (1.80%) Internet
9 28 (1.74%) VPN
10 18 (1.12%) LAN
11 17 (1.06%) DMZ
12 16 (1.00%) VoIP
13 14 (0.87%) Skype
14 13 (0.81%) HTTP
15 11 (0.68%) LDAP
15 11 (0.68%) Network Security
16 9 (0.56%) FTP
16 9 (0.56%) Remote Desktop
17 6 (0.37%) MPLS
17 6 (0.37%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 437 (27.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 418 (26.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 257 (15.98%) Data Warehouse
4 250 (15.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 163 (10.14%) SQL Server 2008
6 154 (9.58%) SQL Server 2012
7 147 (9.14%) Relational Database
8 125 (7.77%) NoSQL
9 111 (6.90%) Power BI
10 105 (6.53%) MySQL
11 99 (6.16%) SQL Server 2014
12 96 (5.97%) Big Data
13 62 (3.86%) RDBMS
14 59 (3.67%) BusinessObjects
15 53 (3.30%) SQL Server 2016
16 52 (3.23%) Hadoop
17 51 (3.17%) MongoDB
18 46 (2.86%) OLAP
19 35 (2.18%) OLAP Cube
20 33 (2.05%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 164 (10.20%) Visual Studio
2 119 (7.40%) Team Foundation Server
3 101 (6.28%) Git (software)
4 95 (5.91%) TeamCity
5 88 (5.47%) JIRA
6 72 (4.48%) Octopus Deploy
7 62 (3.86%) Selenium
8 51 (3.17%) NUnit
9 48 (2.99%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 45 (2.80%) SpecFlow
11 44 (2.74%) Jenkins
11 44 (2.74%) Subversion
12 34 (2.11%) JUnit
13 30 (1.87%) Rhino Mocks
14 28 (1.74%) Maven
15 26 (1.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 26 (1.62%) Jasmine
16 20 (1.24%) PowerDesigner
17 18 (1.12%) MSTest
17 18 (1.12%) WebDriver
General
1 711 (44.22%) Finance
2 194 (12.06%) Banking
3 89 (5.53%) Retail
4 88 (5.47%) Front Office
5 73 (4.54%) Legal
6 54 (3.36%) Law
7 50 (3.11%) Back Office
8 45 (2.80%) Marketing
9 41 (2.55%) Advertising
10 34 (2.11%) Financial Institution
11 32 (1.99%) Investment Banking
12 20 (1.24%) Games
13 17 (1.06%) Telecoms
14 15 (0.93%) Billing
15 7 (0.44%) Retail Banking
16 4 (0.25%) French Language
16 4 (0.25%) Prime Brokerage
16 4 (0.25%) Publishing
17 3 (0.19%) Electronics
17 3 (0.19%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 758 (47.14%) Developer
2 243 (15.11%) Analyst
3 229 (14.24%) .NET Developer
4 225 (13.99%) SQL Developer
5 204 (12.69%) C# Developer
6 147 (9.14%) Senior Developer
7 135 (8.40%) C# .NET Developer
8 123 (7.65%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 118 (7.34%) Applications Support
10 112 (6.97%) Java Developer
11 100 (6.22%) DBA
12 96 (5.97%) Lead Developer
13 93 (5.78%) SQL DBA
14 82 (5.10%) Architect
15 76 (4.73%) SSIS Developer
16 74 (4.60%) Junior
17 73 (4.54%) Support Analyst
18 70 (4.35%) SQL Server DBA
19 69 (4.29%) SQL Analyst
20 64 (3.98%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 619 (38.50%) .NET
2 331 (20.58%) HTML
3 311 (19.34%) ASP.NET
4 287 (17.85%) CSS
5 200 (12.44%) AngularJS
6 197 (12.25%) ASP.NET MVC
7 184 (11.44%) jQuery
8 165 (10.26%) .NET Framework
9 152 (9.45%) XML
10 147 (9.14%) Web Services
11 127 (7.90%) HTML5
12 113 (7.03%) WPF
13 111 (6.90%) Entity Framework
14 108 (6.72%) WCF
15 105 (6.53%) ASP.NET Web API
16 78 (4.85%) CSS3
17 75 (4.66%) Spring
18 65 (4.04%) JSON
19 64 (3.98%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 62 (3.86%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 188 (11.69%) Analytical Skills
2 113 (7.03%) User Experience
3 101 (6.28%) Computer Science
4 83 (5.16%) Management Information System
5 70 (4.35%) Greenfield Project
6 51 (3.17%) Clustering
7 49 (3.05%) Fixed Income
8 45 (2.80%) Replication
9 41 (2.55%) Data Structures
10 38 (2.36%) Data Centre
11 30 (1.87%) Enterprise Software
12 29 (1.80%) Fintech
13 26 (1.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 26 (1.62%) N-Tier
14 25 (1.55%) Derivative
15 23 (1.43%) Client/Server
15 23 (1.43%) Mobile App
16 22 (1.37%) Equities
16 22 (1.37%) SWIFT
17 18 (1.12%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 330 (20.52%) Windows
2 145 (9.02%) Linux
3 125 (7.77%) Windows Server
4 82 (5.10%) Unix
5 51 (3.17%) Windows Server 2012
6 42 (2.61%) Windows Server 2008
7 32 (1.99%) Windows 7
8 17 (1.06%) Windows 10
9 16 (1.00%) Android
10 15 (0.93%) Apple iOS
11 9 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 7 (0.44%) Windows 8
12 7 (0.44%) Windows Server 2003
13 4 (0.25%) Solaris
14 3 (0.19%) CentOS
14 3 (0.19%) CoreOS
14 3 (0.19%) Windows 2000 Server
14 3 (0.19%) Windows Vista
15 2 (0.12%) Data ONTAP
15 2 (0.12%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 456 (28.36%) Agile Software Development
2 332 (20.65%) Business Intelligence
3 323 (20.09%) MVC
4 217 (13.50%) ETL
5 209 (13.00%) Continuous Integration
5 209 (13.00%) Scrum
6 208 (12.94%) TDD
7 151 (9.39%) ITIL
8 148 (9.20%) SDLC
9 139 (8.64%) Test Automation
10 131 (8.15%) Data Modelling
10 131 (8.15%) Web Development
11 114 (7.09%) OO
12 113 (7.03%) Analytics
13 107 (6.65%) Software Engineering
14 100 (6.22%) Performance Tuning
15 96 (5.97%) Data Management
16 95 (5.91%) Multithreading
17 85 (5.29%) BDD
18 84 (5.22%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 1080 (67.16%) SQL
2 608 (37.81%) C#
3 479 (29.79%) T-SQL
4 382 (23.76%) JavaScript
5 268 (16.67%) Java
6 156 (9.70%) PowerShell
7 81 (5.04%) Python
8 78 (4.85%) VBA
9 64 (3.98%) VB
10 40 (2.49%) C++
11 32 (1.99%) R
12 31 (1.93%) PHP
12 31 (1.93%) VBScript
13 25 (1.55%) VB.NET
14 23 (1.43%) Shell Script
15 22 (1.37%) C
16 20 (1.24%) Bash Shell
16 20 (1.24%) PL/SQL
17 17 (1.06%) Go
18 16 (1.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 262 (16.29%) Degree
2 61 (3.79%) Computer Science Degree
3 51 (3.17%) Microsoft Certification
4 26 (1.62%) ISEB
5 17 (1.06%) MCSE
6 14 (0.87%) MCITP
7 11 (0.68%) MCSA
8 10 (0.62%) Cisco Certification
8 10 (0.62%) Siebel Certification
9 9 (0.56%) CCNA
10 7 (0.44%) MCP
11 6 (0.37%) MCSD
11 6 (0.37%) Security Cleared
12 5 (0.31%) Numerate Degree
13 4 (0.25%) ACCA
13 4 (0.25%) CCNP
13 4 (0.25%) CISSP
13 4 (0.25%) Master's Degree
14 3 (0.19%) ITIL Certification
14 3 (0.19%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 111 (6.90%) QA
2 46 (2.86%) Data Quality
3 15 (0.93%) SLA
4 9 (0.56%) SEPA
5 6 (0.37%) MiFID
5 6 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.19%) Basel III
6 3 (0.19%) COBIT
6 3 (0.19%) EMIR
6 3 (0.19%) FATCA
7 2 (0.12%) IFRS
7 2 (0.12%) ISO 8583
7 2 (0.12%) PMO
8 1 (0.062%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.062%) NIST 800
8 1 (0.062%) Solvency II
System Software
1 126 (7.84%) Active Directory
2 48 (2.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (1.87%) Docker
4 27 (1.68%) Hyper-V
5 13 (0.81%) XenDesktop
6 12 (0.75%) XenApp
7 11 (0.68%) HDFS
8 10 (0.62%) Cronacle
9 9 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
10 7 (0.44%) vSphere
11 6 (0.37%) Microsoft App-V
11 6 (0.37%) Terminal Services
12 3 (0.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 3 (0.19%) Virtual Servers
13 2 (0.12%) DFS Replication
13 2 (0.12%) EMC RecoverPoint
13 2 (0.12%) NFS
13 2 (0.12%) Virtual Machines
13 2 (0.12%) VMware Workstation
14 1 (0.062%) Xen
Systems Management
1 42 (2.61%) Puppet
2 22 (1.37%) SCCM
3 20 (1.24%) Ansible
4 18 (1.12%) Opscode Chef
5 16 (1.00%) Kibana
6 14 (0.87%) Control-M
7 13 (0.81%) logstash
7 13 (0.81%) Salt
8 12 (0.75%) SCOM
9 10 (0.62%) vCenter Server
10 8 (0.50%) Nagios
10 8 (0.50%) NetBackup
11 7 (0.44%) HP Quality Center
12 6 (0.37%) Perfmon
12 6 (0.37%) WSUS
13 5 (0.31%) Backup Exec
13 5 (0.31%) Kubernetes
13 5 (0.31%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 4 (0.25%) HP Data Protector
14 4 (0.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 756 (47.01%) Microsoft
2 246 (15.30%) Oracle
3 86 (5.35%) Tableau
4 81 (5.04%) VMware
5 72 (4.48%) Sybase
6 53 (3.30%) Siebel
7 45 (2.80%) Cognos
8 44 (2.74%) IBM
9 36 (2.24%) SAP
10 34 (2.11%) Citrix
10 34 (2.11%) OpenText
11 32 (1.99%) Atlassian
12 29 (1.80%) Xamarin
13 28 (1.74%) Sun
14 26 (1.62%) HP
15 25 (1.55%) Google
16 23 (1.43%) MicroStrategy
17 22 (1.37%) Splunk
18 21 (1.31%) Salesforce.com
18 21 (1.31%) SunGard