Period
to 22 July 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 22 July 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
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 10 9 11
Rank change year-on-year -1 +2 -1
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 1,614 1,655 1,698
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 14.59% 16.00% 12.58%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 46.04% 50.50% 44.61%
Number of salaries quoted 1,477 1,515 1,527
City of London median annual salary £60,000 £59,500 £54,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.84% +9.17% +3.81%
10th Percentile £40,000 £38,750 £35,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £74,000
Central London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £53,500
% change year-on-year +4.35% +7.48% +1.90%

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 3,506 3,277 3,806
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 31.69% 31.68% 28.21%
Number of salaries quoted 3,184 2,944 3,425
City of London median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% +9.09% -
10th Percentile £40,000 £37,500 £36,250
90th Percentile £92,500 £87,500 £82,500
Central London median annual salary £62,501 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.17% +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 July 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 22 July 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 +8 16 £45,000 +104.55%
SQL Server
Central London

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 1,114 (69.02%) SQL
2 773 (47.89%) Finance
3 732 (45.35%) Microsoft
4 729 (45.17%) C#
5 687 (42.57%) .NET
6 581 (36.00%) Agile Software Development
7 509 (31.54%) T-SQL
8 486 (30.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 432 (26.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 412 (25.53%) Business Intelligence
11 367 (22.74%) JavaScript
12 362 (22.43%) MVC
13 338 (20.94%) ASP.NET
14 337 (20.88%) Data Warehouse
15 322 (19.95%) Microsoft Azure
16 309 (19.14%) Degree
17 294 (18.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 290 (17.97%) CSS
19 285 (17.66%) Oracle
20 269 (16.67%) HTML
21 265 (16.42%) ETL
22 260 (16.11%) Windows
23 241 (14.93%) ASP.NET Web API
24 224 (13.88%) Power BI
25 221 (13.69%) TDD
26 218 (13.51%) Team Foundation Server
27 205 (12.70%) AngularJS
28 204 (12.64%) Scrum
29 196 (12.14%) Computer Science
30 195 (12.08%) Problem-Solving

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
1 117 (7.25%) SharePoint
2 73 (4.52%) IIS
3 47 (2.91%) CMS
4 45 (2.79%) MS Exchange
5 38 (2.35%) Confluence
5 38 (2.35%) Tomcat
6 34 (2.11%) Apache
7 27 (1.67%) Elasticsearch
8 26 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2010
8 26 (1.61%) NServiceBus
9 23 (1.43%) JBoss
9 23 (1.43%) SAS
10 22 (1.36%) Oracle Workflow
11 20 (1.24%) Apache Spark
12 17 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2013
13 16 (0.99%) WordPress
14 13 (0.81%) Umbraco
14 13 (0.81%) WebLogic
15 11 (0.68%) Skype for Business
15 11 (0.68%) WebSphere
Applications
1 150 (9.29%) Microsoft Excel
2 48 (2.97%) Microsoft Office
3 20 (1.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 17 (1.05%) Spreadsheet
5 9 (0.56%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.19%) Adobe Premiere
6 3 (0.19%) SPSS
7 2 (0.12%) Microsoft Project
8 1 (0.062%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.062%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 67 (4.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 22 (1.36%) Markit EDM
3 15 (0.93%) MetaTrader
4 12 (0.74%) thinkFolio
5 11 (0.68%) Front Arena
6 10 (0.62%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 7 (0.43%) Infor SunSystems
7 7 (0.43%) ReMetrica
8 6 (0.37%) Cognos TM1
8 6 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
8 6 (0.37%) Elite 3E
9 5 (0.31%) Endur
9 5 (0.31%) SunGard GMI
10 4 (0.25%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 4 (0.25%) NetSuite
10 4 (0.25%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
11 3 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
11 3 (0.19%) FastStats
12 2 (0.12%) Magento
12 2 (0.12%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 322 (19.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 112 (6.94%) Amazon AWS
3 44 (2.73%) IaaS
4 41 (2.54%) PaaS
5 38 (2.35%) Office 365
6 33 (2.04%) Azure Active Directory
7 26 (1.61%) Azure Data Factory
8 24 (1.49%) SaaS
9 21 (1.30%) GitHub
10 17 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
10 17 (1.05%) NuGet
11 14 (0.87%) Azure Machine Learning
12 11 (0.68%) Amazon EC2
13 10 (0.62%) Serverless
14 5 (0.31%) AWS CloudFormation
14 5 (0.31%) Google Cloud Platform
14 5 (0.31%) Mimecast
15 4 (0.25%) Amazon S3
16 3 (0.19%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 3 (0.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 51 (3.16%) Firewall
2 43 (2.66%) SAN
3 42 (2.60%) WAN
4 31 (1.92%) DNS
5 28 (1.73%) TCP/IP
6 26 (1.61%) VPN
7 24 (1.49%) DHCP
8 23 (1.43%) LAN
9 20 (1.24%) NetScaler
10 18 (1.12%) HTTP
11 16 (0.99%) MPLS
11 16 (0.99%) WebEx
12 15 (0.93%) Internet
13 12 (0.74%) Skype
14 9 (0.56%) Intranet
15 8 (0.50%) NAS
16 7 (0.43%) DMZ
16 7 (0.43%) FTP
16 7 (0.43%) VLAN
16 7 (0.43%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 486 (30.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 432 (26.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 337 (20.88%) Data Warehouse
4 294 (18.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 224 (13.88%) Power BI
6 177 (10.97%) SQL Server 2012
7 135 (8.36%) SQL Server 2008
8 111 (6.88%) Relational Database
9 94 (5.82%) SQL Server 2016
10 88 (5.45%) Big Data
11 78 (4.83%) SQL Server 2014
12 77 (4.77%) Data Lake
13 67 (4.15%) Azure SQL Database
14 60 (3.72%) MySQL
15 58 (3.59%) NoSQL
16 52 (3.22%) BusinessObjects
17 49 (3.04%) OLAP
18 41 (2.54%) RDBMS
19 38 (2.35%) Hadoop
20 36 (2.23%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 218 (13.51%) Team Foundation Server
2 172 (10.66%) Visual Studio
3 151 (9.36%) Git (software)
4 92 (5.70%) TeamCity
5 78 (4.83%) JIRA
6 73 (4.52%) Octopus Deploy
7 63 (3.90%) Subversion
7 63 (3.90%) Visual Studio Team System
8 62 (3.84%) NUnit
9 61 (3.78%) Jenkins
10 49 (3.04%) Selenium
11 36 (2.23%) Maven
12 34 (2.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 26 (1.61%) Jasmine
14 24 (1.49%) Eclipse
14 24 (1.49%) SpecFlow
15 21 (1.30%) Fiddler
15 21 (1.30%) JUnit
15 21 (1.30%) Rhino Mocks
16 20 (1.24%) Gradle
General
1 773 (47.89%) Finance
2 153 (9.48%) Banking
3 110 (6.82%) Advertising
4 69 (4.28%) Front Office
5 43 (2.66%) Investment Banking
5 43 (2.66%) Legal
6 39 (2.42%) Retail
7 38 (2.35%) Law
8 37 (2.29%) Games
9 32 (1.98%) Marketing
10 29 (1.80%) Back Office
11 28 (1.73%) Financial Institution
12 9 (0.56%) Publishing
13 8 (0.50%) Automotive
14 7 (0.43%) General Ledger
15 4 (0.25%) Billing
15 4 (0.25%) International Banking
16 3 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
16 3 (0.19%) Retail Banking
17 2 (0.12%) French Language
Job Titles
1 835 (51.73%) Developer
2 287 (17.78%) C# Developer
3 286 (17.72%) .NET Developer
4 259 (16.05%) Analyst
5 226 (14.00%) SQL Developer
6 167 (10.35%) Senior Developer
7 164 (10.16%) C# .NET Developer
8 154 (9.54%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 129 (7.99%) Architect
10 88 (5.45%) Senior C# Developer
11 81 (5.02%) Applications Support
11 81 (5.02%) SSIS Developer
12 74 (4.58%) SQL BI Developer
13 67 (4.15%) SQL Analyst
13 67 (4.15%) SQL Server Developer
14 65 (4.03%) Consultant
15 62 (3.84%) Senior .NET Developer
16 59 (3.66%) DBA
17 56 (3.47%) SSRS Developer
18 55 (3.41%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 687 (42.57%) .NET
2 338 (20.94%) ASP.NET
3 290 (17.97%) CSS
4 269 (16.67%) HTML
5 241 (14.93%) ASP.NET Web API
6 205 (12.70%) AngularJS
7 188 (11.65%) ASP.NET MVC
8 184 (11.40%) .NET Framework
9 179 (11.09%) Web Services
10 177 (10.97%) jQuery
11 174 (10.78%) Entity Framework
12 125 (7.74%) WCF
12 125 (7.74%) WPF
12 125 (7.74%) XML
13 115 (7.13%) REST
14 114 (7.06%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 107 (6.63%) HTML5
16 98 (6.07%) React
17 85 (5.27%) .NET Core
18 79 (4.89%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 196 (12.14%) Computer Science
2 181 (11.21%) Analytical Skills
3 117 (7.25%) Greenfield Project
4 76 (4.71%) Management Information System
5 71 (4.40%) User Experience
6 66 (4.09%) Data Structures
7 57 (3.53%) Fintech
7 57 (3.53%) N-Tier
8 49 (3.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 49 (3.04%) Reinsurance
9 46 (2.85%) Derivative
10 44 (2.73%) Self-Motivation
11 43 (2.66%) Hedge funds
12 40 (2.48%) Equities
13 34 (2.11%) Fixed Income
14 26 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
15 22 (1.36%) Replication
16 20 (1.24%) Enterprise Cloud
17 15 (0.93%) Market Risk
17 15 (0.93%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 260 (16.11%) Windows
2 101 (6.26%) Linux
3 94 (5.82%) Windows Server
4 61 (3.78%) Windows Server 2012
5 40 (2.48%) Unix
6 35 (2.17%) Windows Server 2008
7 22 (1.36%) VMS
8 21 (1.30%) Android
8 21 (1.30%) Ubuntu
9 19 (1.18%) CentOS
9 19 (1.18%) Windows Server 2003
10 17 (1.05%) Windows 10
11 15 (0.93%) openSUSE
12 14 (0.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 14 (0.87%) Windows 7
13 11 (0.68%) HPUX
14 10 (0.62%) Solaris
15 8 (0.50%) Windows 8
16 6 (0.37%) AIX
17 3 (0.19%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 581 (36.00%) Agile Software Development
2 412 (25.53%) Business Intelligence
3 362 (22.43%) MVC
4 265 (16.42%) ETL
5 221 (13.69%) TDD
6 204 (12.64%) Scrum
7 195 (12.08%) Problem-Solving
8 188 (11.65%) Continuous Integration
9 181 (11.21%) SDLC
10 163 (10.10%) Analytics
11 161 (9.98%) DevOps
12 144 (8.92%) OO
12 144 (8.92%) Web Development
13 142 (8.80%) Test Automation
14 134 (8.30%) Mentoring
15 125 (7.74%) SOA
16 122 (7.56%) Data Modelling
17 113 (7.00%) SOLID
18 109 (6.75%) Software Engineering
19 107 (6.63%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 1,114 (69.02%) SQL
2 729 (45.17%) C#
3 509 (31.54%) T-SQL
4 367 (22.74%) JavaScript
5 188 (11.65%) PowerShell
6 183 (11.34%) Java
7 96 (5.95%) Python
8 75 (4.65%) VBA
9 72 (4.46%) VB
10 67 (4.15%) Perl
11 41 (2.54%) R
12 40 (2.48%) VB.NET
13 38 (2.35%) PHP
14 30 (1.86%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 27 (1.67%) Shell Script
16 26 (1.61%) VBScript
17 25 (1.55%) PL/SQL
18 23 (1.43%) TypeScript
19 22 (1.36%) C++
20 20 (1.24%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 309 (19.14%) Degree
2 79 (4.89%) Computer Science Degree
3 27 (1.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 24 (1.49%) Security Cleared
5 23 (1.43%) ISEB
6 11 (0.68%) ISTQB
6 11 (0.68%) MCSE
6 11 (0.68%) SC Cleared
7 10 (0.62%) MCITP
8 9 (0.56%) Microsoft Certified Architect
9 8 (0.50%) ITIL Certification
10 7 (0.43%) MCSA
11 6 (0.37%) Cisco Certification
12 4 (0.25%) CCNA
12 4 (0.25%) DBS Check
12 4 (0.25%) Numerate Degree
13 3 (0.19%) AWS Certification
13 3 (0.19%) Master's Degree
14 2 (0.12%) CCSP
14 2 (0.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 107 (6.63%) QA
2 82 (5.08%) Data Quality
3 26 (1.61%) GDPR
4 13 (0.81%) SLA
5 12 (0.74%) MiFID
6 9 (0.56%) EMIR
7 7 (0.43%) Solvency II
8 4 (0.25%) Dodd-Frank
8 4 (0.25%) FATCA
8 4 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 3 (0.19%) ISO 9001
9 3 (0.19%) PCI DSS
9 3 (0.19%) WAI
10 2 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials
10 2 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 2 (0.12%) GCP
10 2 (0.12%) SEPA
11 1 (0.062%) IFRS
11 1 (0.062%) PMO
System Software
1 97 (6.01%) Active Directory
2 78 (4.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 58 (3.59%) Docker
4 29 (1.80%) Hyper-V
5 23 (1.43%) vSphere
6 18 (1.12%) XenDesktop
7 17 (1.05%) XenApp
8 8 (0.50%) HDFS
9 5 (0.31%) Oracle RAC
9 5 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
10 4 (0.25%) KVM
11 3 (0.19%) GridGain
11 3 (0.19%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 3 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
12 2 (0.12%) DFS Replication
12 2 (0.12%) NFS
13 1 (0.062%) Gluster
13 1 (0.062%) iptables
13 1 (0.062%) OpenAM
13 1 (0.062%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 46 (2.85%) Puppet
2 35 (2.17%) Opscode Chef
3 24 (1.49%) Kibana
4 20 (1.24%) Perfmon
5 19 (1.18%) Salt
6 15 (0.93%) logstash
7 13 (0.81%) SCCM
8 10 (0.62%) Ansible
8 10 (0.62%) Nagios
9 9 (0.56%) Data Guard
9 9 (0.56%) Oracle RMAN
10 8 (0.50%) Control-M
10 8 (0.50%) Terraform
11 7 (0.43%) Kubernetes
12 6 (0.37%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
13 5 (0.31%) Failover Clustering
14 4 (0.25%) ITRS Geneos
14 4 (0.25%) Microsoft Clustering
14 4 (0.25%) Oozie
14 4 (0.25%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 732 (45.35%) Microsoft
2 285 (17.66%) Oracle
3 116 (7.19%) VMware
4 93 (5.76%) Tableau
5 55 (3.41%) Citrix
6 43 (2.66%) Nintex
7 30 (1.86%) IBM
8 29 (1.80%) TIBCO
9 27 (1.67%) Informatica
10 26 (1.61%) Sybase
11 25 (1.55%) Cisco
11 25 (1.55%) Salesforce.com
11 25 (1.55%) SAP
12 24 (1.49%) Cognos
13 21 (1.30%) MicroStrategy
13 21 (1.30%) Siebel
14 20 (1.24%) Charles River
15 19 (1.18%) SolarWinds
16 18 (1.12%) Bloomberg
17 13 (0.81%) Telerik