Period
to 22 September 2019

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 22 September 2019 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
22 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 14 11 9
Rank change year-on-year -3 -2 +1
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 1,277 1,536 1,581
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 12.84% 13.98% 15.53%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 41.54% 44.87% 49.31%
Number of salaries quoted 1,148 1,397 1,460
City of London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £42,500 £39,000 £40,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £83,750 £78,750
Central London median annual salary £60,000 £58,500 £55,750
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.93% +1.36%

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 3,074 3,423 3,206
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 30.91% 31.16% 31.49%
Number of salaries quoted 2,771 3,106 2,915
City of London median annual salary £67,500 £65,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.85% +8.33% +4.35%
10th Percentile £43,750 £40,000 £40,000
90th Percentile £98,750 £94,250 £87,500
Central London median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year - +8.33% +9.09%

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 22 September 2019.

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 22 September 2019. 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 -23 3 £61,250 +36.11%
Moorgate -5 1 £50,000 -9.09%
SQL Server
Central London

For the 6 months to 22 September 2019, 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.

1 792 (62.02%) SQL
2 594 (46.52%) Finance
3 540 (42.29%) C#
4 539 (42.21%) Microsoft
5 463 (36.26%) .NET
6 424 (33.20%) Azure
7 413 (32.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 384 (30.07%) Agile Software Development
9 378 (29.60%) Business Intelligence
10 335 (26.23%) Data Warehouse
11 330 (25.84%) Power Platform
12 329 (25.76%) Power BI
13 322 (25.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 319 (24.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 300 (23.49%) T-SQL
16 284 (22.24%) Windows
17 240 (18.79%) JavaScript
18 219 (17.15%) Python
19 207 (16.21%) ASP.NET
20 201 (15.74%) ETL
21 198 (15.51%) Analytics
22 195 (15.27%) AWS
23 193 (15.11%) MVC
24 180 (14.10%) DevOps
25 178 (13.94%) ASP.NET Web API
26 176 (13.78%) HTML
27 170 (13.31%) CSS
28 165 (12.92%) Data Modelling
28 165 (12.92%) Windows Server
29 164 (12.84%) AngularJS

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
1 125 (9.79%) SharePoint
2 72 (5.64%) IIS
3 34 (2.66%) Umbraco
4 31 (2.43%) CMS
5 24 (1.88%) MS Exchange
6 19 (1.49%) EPiServer
7 15 (1.17%) Elasticsearch
8 13 (1.02%) Confluence
9 12 (0.94%) WebSphere
10 9 (0.70%) Apache Spark
10 9 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2013
11 8 (0.63%) SAS
11 8 (0.63%) SharePoint 2013
12 7 (0.55%) Apache
12 7 (0.55%) Skype for Business
13 6 (0.47%) SharePoint 2010
13 6 (0.47%) Tomcat
14 5 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2010
15 4 (0.31%) Alfresco
15 4 (0.31%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 63 (4.93%) Microsoft Excel
2 29 (2.27%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.31%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (0.31%) SPSS
4 2 (0.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.16%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 78 (6.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (1.33%) thinkFolio
3 15 (1.17%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 6 (0.47%) FastStats
4 6 (0.47%) Markit EDM
5 4 (0.31%) Dynamics GP
5 4 (0.31%) Temenos T24
6 3 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.16%) Aareon QL
7 2 (0.16%) Eagle PACE
7 2 (0.16%) Infor SunSystems
8 1 (0.078%) Carpe Diem
8 1 (0.078%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.078%) ION MarketView
8 1 (0.078%) Payment Gateway
8 1 (0.078%) PolarLake
8 1 (0.078%) Raiser's Edge
8 1 (0.078%) RMDS
8 1 (0.078%) Sage X3
8 1 (0.078%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 424 (33.20%) Azure
2 330 (25.84%) Power Platform
3 195 (15.27%) AWS
4 68 (5.32%) Azure Data Factory
4 68 (5.32%) Office 365
5 33 (2.58%) GCP
6 32 (2.51%) PaaS
7 28 (2.19%) SaaS
8 26 (2.04%) PowerApps
9 20 (1.57%) GitHub
9 20 (1.57%) Serverless
10 19 (1.49%) Dynamics 365
11 10 (0.78%) AWS CloudFormation
11 10 (0.78%) Azure Functions
12 8 (0.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 7 (0.55%) Amazon EC2
13 7 (0.55%) Azure Active Directory
13 7 (0.55%) IaaS
14 6 (0.47%) Amazon S3
14 6 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 50 (3.92%) Firewall
2 38 (2.98%) TCP/IP
3 32 (2.51%) DNS
4 30 (2.35%) HTTP
5 24 (1.88%) HTTPS
5 24 (1.88%) Internet
6 22 (1.72%) Intrusion Detection
6 22 (1.72%) IPsec
7 17 (1.33%) SAN
8 16 (1.25%) VoIP
9 14 (1.10%) DHCP
10 9 (0.70%) NAS
11 7 (0.55%) NetScaler
11 7 (0.55%) Skype
12 6 (0.47%) Network Security
12 6 (0.47%) SSL
12 6 (0.47%) VLAN
13 4 (0.31%) Cisco ASA
13 4 (0.31%) VPN
13 4 (0.31%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 413 (32.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 335 (26.23%) Data Warehouse
3 329 (25.76%) Power BI
4 322 (25.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 319 (24.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 127 (9.95%) SQL Server 2012
7 113 (8.85%) MySQL
8 106 (8.30%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 97 (7.60%) NoSQL
10 88 (6.89%) PostgreSQL
11 87 (6.81%) Data Lake
12 81 (6.34%) SQL Server 2016
13 69 (5.40%) Azure SQL Database
14 65 (5.09%) Relational Database
15 58 (4.54%) SQL Server 2008
16 49 (3.84%) Big Data
17 37 (2.90%) SQL Server 2014
18 35 (2.74%) MongoDB
19 31 (2.43%) OLTP
20 30 (2.35%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 94 (7.36%) Visual Studio
2 89 (6.97%) Git (software)
3 75 (5.87%) Team Foundation Server
4 53 (4.15%) JIRA
5 51 (3.99%) Selenium
6 31 (2.43%) Visual Studio Team System
7 27 (2.11%) Octopus Deploy
8 23 (1.80%) TeamCity
9 21 (1.64%) NUnit
10 20 (1.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 18 (1.41%) Subversion
12 17 (1.33%) Bitbucket
12 17 (1.33%) Jenkins
13 13 (1.02%) ER Studio
13 13 (1.02%) ERwin
13 13 (1.02%) PowerDesigner
14 8 (0.63%) Cucumber
15 7 (0.55%) JMeter
15 7 (0.55%) SpecFlow
15 7 (0.55%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 594 (46.52%) Finance
2 103 (8.07%) Banking
3 42 (3.29%) Front Office
3 42 (3.29%) Retail
4 30 (2.35%) Telecoms
5 25 (1.96%) Back Office
6 22 (1.72%) Advertising
7 18 (1.41%) Marketing
7 18 (1.41%) Public Sector
8 16 (1.25%) Legal
9 15 (1.17%) Law
10 13 (1.02%) Financial Institution
11 10 (0.78%) Investment Banking
12 9 (0.70%) Manufacturing
13 8 (0.63%) Electronics
14 7 (0.55%) Publishing
15 6 (0.47%) Games
16 5 (0.39%) French Language
16 5 (0.39%) German Language
17 3 (0.23%) Military
Job Titles
1 671 (52.55%) Developer
2 221 (17.31%) C# Developer
3 178 (13.94%) .NET Developer
3 178 (13.94%) SQL Developer
4 176 (13.78%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 159 (12.45%) Analyst
6 126 (9.87%) Senior Developer
7 101 (7.91%) C# .NET Developer
8 75 (5.87%) DBA
9 67 (5.25%) SQL BI Developer
10 64 (5.01%) Azure Developer
11 62 (4.86%) Lead Developer
12 61 (4.78%) SQL DBA
12 61 (4.78%) Support Analyst
13 50 (3.92%) Database Developer
14 49 (3.84%) Senior C# Developer
15 48 (3.76%) Applications Support
16 47 (3.68%) SQL Server Developer
17 45 (3.52%) SQL Database Developer
18 44 (3.45%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 463 (36.26%) .NET
2 207 (16.21%) ASP.NET
3 178 (13.94%) ASP.NET Web API
4 176 (13.78%) HTML
5 170 (13.31%) CSS
6 164 (12.84%) AngularJS
7 154 (12.06%) .NET Core
8 148 (11.59%) Web Services
9 113 (8.85%) jQuery
10 110 (8.61%) REST
11 105 (8.22%) .NET Framework
12 75 (5.87%) React
13 73 (5.72%) MDX
14 71 (5.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 70 (5.48%) RESTful
15 70 (5.48%) XML
16 66 (5.17%) ASP.NET MVC
17 53 (4.15%) HTML5
18 44 (3.45%) Entity Framework
19 39 (3.05%) ASP.NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 105 (8.22%) Greenfield Project
2 95 (7.44%) Analytical Skills
3 61 (4.78%) Management Information System
4 56 (4.39%) User Experience
5 44 (3.45%) Equities
6 39 (3.05%) Robotics
7 37 (2.90%) Fixed Income
8 34 (2.66%) Data Structures
9 30 (2.35%) Enterprise Software
9 30 (2.35%) Self-Motivation
10 29 (2.27%) Algorithms
11 25 (1.96%) Public Cloud
12 23 (1.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 23 (1.80%) N-Tier
13 21 (1.64%) Data Centre
14 19 (1.49%) Derivative
14 19 (1.49%) Reinsurance
14 19 (1.49%) Replication
15 18 (1.41%) Hedge funds
16 15 (1.17%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 284 (22.24%) Windows
2 165 (12.92%) Windows Server
3 85 (6.66%) Linux
4 63 (4.93%) Unix
5 31 (2.43%) Windows Server 2012
6 26 (2.04%) Windows 10
7 23 (1.80%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (0.70%) Android
9 8 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (0.55%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (0.39%) Windows 7
11 5 (0.39%) Windows 8
12 4 (0.31%) Mac OS
13 3 (0.23%) Solaris
14 2 (0.16%) CentOS
15 1 (0.078%) Apple iOS
15 1 (0.078%) Debian
15 1 (0.078%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.078%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 384 (30.07%) Agile Software Development
2 378 (29.60%) Business Intelligence
3 201 (15.74%) ETL
4 198 (15.51%) Analytics
5 193 (15.11%) MVC
6 180 (14.10%) DevOps
7 165 (12.92%) Data Modelling
8 151 (11.82%) Problem-Solving
9 149 (11.67%) Scrum
10 112 (8.77%) Continuous Integration
11 111 (8.69%) CRM
11 111 (8.69%) Data Analytics
12 103 (8.07%) Test Automation
13 100 (7.83%) Unit Testing
14 98 (7.67%) Fintech
15 97 (7.60%) Web Development
16 88 (6.89%) ITIL
17 79 (6.19%) Asset Management
17 79 (6.19%) OO
17 79 (6.19%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 792 (62.02%) SQL
2 540 (42.29%) C#
3 300 (23.49%) T-SQL
4 240 (18.79%) JavaScript
5 219 (17.15%) Python
6 134 (10.49%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 109 (8.54%) PowerShell
8 100 (7.83%) Java
9 74 (5.79%) R
10 55 (4.31%) VBA
11 35 (2.74%) VB
12 32 (2.51%) C++
13 30 (2.35%) VB.NET
14 22 (1.72%) PHP
15 19 (1.49%) PL/SQL
16 17 (1.33%) XPath
17 16 (1.25%) Ruby
18 15 (1.17%) TypeScript
19 14 (1.10%) C
20 13 (1.02%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 96 (7.52%) Degree
2 38 (2.98%) Computer Science Degree
3 34 (2.66%) Microsoft Certification
4 16 (1.25%) MCSE
5 14 (1.10%) MCSA
6 9 (0.70%) AWS Certification
6 9 (0.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 9 (0.70%) Security Cleared
7 8 (0.63%) MCITP
8 7 (0.55%) MCSD
9 5 (0.39%) CISSP
9 5 (0.39%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (0.31%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (0.31%) HND
10 4 (0.31%) ISEB
11 3 (0.23%) CCNA
11 3 (0.23%) CCNP
11 3 (0.23%) DBS Check
11 3 (0.23%) MCP
11 3 (0.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 81 (6.34%) QA
2 34 (2.66%) WAI
3 30 (2.35%) Data Quality
4 14 (1.10%) GDPR
5 10 (0.78%) SLA
6 4 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.078%) DICOM
7 1 (0.078%) HL7
7 1 (0.078%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.078%) MiFID
7 1 (0.078%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.078%) Solvency II
System Software
1 83 (6.50%) Docker
2 79 (6.19%) Active Directory
3 34 (2.66%) Hyper-V
4 28 (2.19%) VMware Infrastructure
5 27 (2.11%) XenApp
6 15 (1.17%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (0.47%) Virtual Machines
7 6 (0.47%) VMware Workstation
8 4 (0.31%) vSphere
9 3 (0.23%) HDFS
10 2 (0.16%) UAG
10 2 (0.16%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.078%) Apache Flume
11 1 (0.078%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 1 (0.078%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.078%) Shibboleth
11 1 (0.078%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.078%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 38 (2.98%) Kubernetes
2 23 (1.80%) Terraform
3 22 (1.72%) SCCM
4 18 (1.41%) Ansible
5 14 (1.10%) Puppet
6 12 (0.94%) Microsoft Clustering
7 11 (0.86%) Control-M
7 11 (0.86%) Grafana
8 9 (0.70%) Dollar Universe
8 9 (0.70%) Failover Clustering
8 9 (0.70%) Opscode Chef
9 6 (0.47%) SQL Sentry
10 5 (0.39%) Packer
11 4 (0.31%) PaperCut
11 4 (0.31%) SCOM
12 3 (0.23%) Backup Exec
12 3 (0.23%) Data Guard
12 3 (0.23%) Graphite
12 3 (0.23%) Tivoli
12 3 (0.23%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 539 (42.21%) Microsoft
2 147 (11.51%) Oracle
3 58 (4.54%) VMware
4 55 (4.31%) Databricks
5 50 (3.92%) Nintex
6 45 (3.52%) Tableau
7 39 (3.05%) IBM
8 38 (2.98%) Citrix
9 29 (2.27%) Cognos
10 27 (2.11%) Fidessa
11 26 (2.04%) Google
12 24 (1.88%) SAP
13 22 (1.72%) CyberArk
14 19 (1.49%) Cisco
15 18 (1.41%) Atlassian
16 17 (1.33%) Veeam
17 16 (1.25%) Salesforce.com
17 16 (1.25%) Sybase
18 14 (1.10%) Zend
19 12 (0.94%) Informatica