Period
to 23 May 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 23 May 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
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 10 9 12
Rank change year-on-year -1 +3 -3
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 1,503 1,550 1,674
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 14.19% 15.21% 12.37%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 45.22% 47.81% 43.37%
Number of salaries quoted 1,353 1,412 1,519
City of London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £53,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +7.48% +3.88%
10th Percentile £41,250 £36,775 £36,250
90th Percentile £84,950 £78,750 £73,750
Central London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £54,500
% change year-on-year +4.35% +5.50% +9.00%

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 3,324 3,242 3,860
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 31.38% 31.81% 28.52%
Number of salaries quoted 2,970 2,919 3,460
City of London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +9.09% -
10th Percentile £41,250 £37,500 £36,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £83,750
Central London median annual salary £62,500 £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 23 May 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 23 May 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 +11 12 £45,000 +104.55%
SQL Server
Central London

For the 6 months to 23 May 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.

1 992 (66.00%) SQL
2 755 (50.23%) Finance
3 707 (47.04%) Microsoft
4 611 (40.65%) C#
5 608 (40.45%) .NET
6 540 (35.93%) Agile Software Development
7 469 (31.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 411 (27.35%) Business Intelligence
9 408 (27.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 394 (26.21%) T-SQL
11 353 (23.49%) JavaScript
12 318 (21.16%) ASP.NET
13 316 (21.02%) Data Warehouse
14 292 (19.43%) MVC
15 283 (18.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 282 (18.76%) Microsoft Azure
17 275 (18.30%) Degree
18 248 (16.50%) Oracle
19 247 (16.43%) Windows
20 238 (15.83%) HTML
21 237 (15.77%) ETL
22 214 (14.24%) CSS
23 191 (12.71%) TDD
24 190 (12.64%) Problem-Solving
25 189 (12.57%) ASP.NET MVC
26 187 (12.44%) ASP.NET Web API
27 186 (12.38%) Power BI
27 186 (12.38%) Team Foundation Server
28 182 (12.11%) AngularJS
29 174 (11.58%) 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 85 (5.66%) SharePoint
2 61 (4.06%) IIS
3 57 (3.79%) CMS
4 47 (3.13%) Confluence
5 43 (2.86%) Tomcat
6 35 (2.33%) Elasticsearch
6 35 (2.33%) MS Exchange
7 32 (2.13%) Apache
8 26 (1.73%) JBoss
9 20 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2010
10 19 (1.26%) BizTalk Server
10 19 (1.26%) EPiServer
10 19 (1.26%) NServiceBus
11 18 (1.20%) Apache Spark
12 15 (1.00%) WebLogic
12 15 (1.00%) WebSphere
13 13 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2013
13 13 (0.86%) Oracle Workflow
13 13 (0.86%) SAS
14 12 (0.80%) WordPress
Applications
1 129 (8.58%) Microsoft Excel
2 38 (2.53%) Microsoft Office
3 21 (1.40%) MS Visio
4 18 (1.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 18 (1.20%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (0.27%) SPSS
6 3 (0.20%) Adobe Premiere
6 3 (0.20%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.067%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.067%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 25 (1.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 21 (1.40%) MetaTrader
3 19 (1.26%) Elite 3E
4 13 (0.86%) Markit EDM
5 10 (0.67%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 4 (0.27%) Cognos TM1
6 4 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
6 4 (0.27%) NetSuite
6 4 (0.27%) thinkFolio
7 3 (0.20%) Endur
7 3 (0.20%) Front Arena
8 2 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
8 2 (0.13%) Eikon
8 2 (0.13%) Infor SunSystems
8 2 (0.13%) ReMetrica
8 2 (0.13%) RMDS
9 1 (0.067%) ION MarketView
9 1 (0.067%) Payment Gateway
9 1 (0.067%) Sage 200
9 1 (0.067%) Tradar
Cloud Services
1 282 (18.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 92 (6.12%) Amazon AWS
3 49 (3.26%) PaaS
4 42 (2.79%) IaaS
5 39 (2.59%) Office 365
6 32 (2.13%) Azure Active Directory
7 29 (1.93%) Cloud Computing
8 25 (1.66%) SaaS
9 22 (1.46%) NuGet
10 21 (1.40%) Azure Data Factory
11 17 (1.13%) GitHub
12 13 (0.86%) Azure Machine Learning
13 9 (0.60%) Serverless
14 8 (0.53%) AWS CloudFormation
15 6 (0.40%) Amazon EC2
15 6 (0.40%) Mimecast
16 5 (0.33%) Google Cloud Platform
17 4 (0.27%) Dynamics 365
17 4 (0.27%) OneDrive
18 3 (0.20%) Algolia
Communications & Networking
1 46 (3.06%) SAN
2 41 (2.73%) WAN
3 30 (2.00%) Firewall
4 29 (1.93%) Internet
5 27 (1.80%) NetScaler
6 26 (1.73%) DNS
7 23 (1.53%) TCP/IP
8 21 (1.40%) DHCP
8 21 (1.40%) LAN
9 17 (1.13%) Intranet
9 17 (1.13%) VPN
10 16 (1.06%) MPLS
10 16 (1.06%) WebEx
11 12 (0.80%) VLAN
12 9 (0.60%) HTTP
13 8 (0.53%) SMS
14 7 (0.47%) DMZ
14 7 (0.47%) NAS
14 7 (0.47%) Skype
14 7 (0.47%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 469 (31.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 408 (27.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 316 (21.02%) Data Warehouse
4 283 (18.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 186 (12.38%) Power BI
6 155 (10.31%) SQL Server 2012
7 125 (8.32%) SQL Server 2008
8 95 (6.32%) Relational Database
9 82 (5.46%) SQL Server 2016
10 77 (5.12%) SQL Server 2014
11 71 (4.72%) Big Data
12 58 (3.86%) Azure SQL Database
13 57 (3.79%) Data Lake
14 56 (3.73%) MySQL
15 55 (3.66%) NoSQL
16 44 (2.93%) OLAP
17 40 (2.66%) BusinessObjects
18 38 (2.53%) QlikView
19 36 (2.40%) OLTP
20 34 (2.26%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 186 (12.38%) Team Foundation Server
2 160 (10.65%) Visual Studio
3 137 (9.12%) Git (software)
4 87 (5.79%) JIRA
5 68 (4.52%) TeamCity
6 54 (3.59%) Octopus Deploy
7 52 (3.46%) Jenkins
8 48 (3.19%) NUnit
9 47 (3.13%) Subversion
10 42 (2.79%) Maven
11 34 (2.26%) Visual Studio Team System
12 33 (2.20%) Eclipse
13 32 (2.13%) Selenium
14 29 (1.93%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 27 (1.80%) Ant
16 26 (1.73%) Fiddler
17 22 (1.46%) JUnit
18 21 (1.40%) CA Release Automation
19 20 (1.33%) IntelliJ
19 20 (1.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 755 (50.23%) Finance
2 156 (10.38%) Banking
3 121 (8.05%) Advertising
4 50 (3.33%) Front Office
5 49 (3.26%) Legal
6 46 (3.06%) Investment Banking
7 40 (2.66%) Law
8 39 (2.59%) Financial Institution
9 35 (2.33%) Back Office
10 32 (2.13%) Games
10 32 (2.13%) Retail
11 24 (1.60%) Marketing
12 8 (0.53%) Automotive
12 8 (0.53%) Billing
12 8 (0.53%) Publishing
13 6 (0.40%) French Language
14 5 (0.33%) International Banking
15 2 (0.13%) General Ledger
15 2 (0.13%) Pharmaceutical
15 2 (0.13%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 724 (48.17%) Developer
2 260 (17.30%) .NET Developer
3 239 (15.90%) Analyst
4 237 (15.77%) C# Developer
5 188 (12.51%) SQL Developer
6 166 (11.04%) Senior Developer
7 150 (9.98%) C# .NET Developer
8 140 (9.31%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 97 (6.45%) Architect
10 88 (5.85%) Senior C# Developer
11 76 (5.06%) SSIS Developer
12 68 (4.52%) Senior .NET Developer
13 67 (4.46%) DBA
14 66 (4.39%) SQL Analyst
15 64 (4.26%) Applications Support
15 64 (4.26%) Data Analyst
16 62 (4.13%) SQL Server Developer
17 61 (4.06%) SQL BI Developer
18 55 (3.66%) Consultant
19 53 (3.53%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 608 (40.45%) .NET
2 318 (21.16%) ASP.NET
3 238 (15.83%) HTML
4 214 (14.24%) CSS
5 189 (12.57%) ASP.NET MVC
6 187 (12.44%) ASP.NET Web API
7 182 (12.11%) AngularJS
8 165 (10.98%) Web Services
9 144 (9.58%) .NET Framework
10 118 (7.85%) Entity Framework
10 118 (7.85%) jQuery
11 113 (7.52%) REST
12 102 (6.79%) WCF
13 101 (6.72%) XML
14 97 (6.45%) WPF
15 92 (6.12%) HTML5
16 79 (5.26%) RESTful
17 77 (5.12%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 74 (4.92%) JSON
19 66 (4.39%) React
Miscellaneous
1 174 (11.58%) Analytical Skills
2 169 (11.24%) Computer Science
3 122 (8.12%) Greenfield Project
4 70 (4.66%) Management Information System
5 59 (3.93%) Data Structures
6 55 (3.66%) Self-Motivation
7 53 (3.53%) User Experience
8 42 (2.79%) Fintech
8 42 (2.79%) Reinsurance
9 40 (2.66%) Hedge funds
10 32 (2.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 26 (1.73%) Equities
12 25 (1.66%) Fixed Income
13 23 (1.53%) Derivative
13 23 (1.53%) Enterprise Software
14 22 (1.46%) Clustering
14 22 (1.46%) Spread Betting
15 20 (1.33%) Data Centre
15 20 (1.33%) Replication
16 19 (1.26%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 247 (16.43%) Windows
2 102 (6.79%) Linux
3 74 (4.92%) Windows Server
4 45 (2.99%) Unix
4 45 (2.99%) Windows Server 2012
5 26 (1.73%) Windows Server 2008
6 25 (1.66%) CentOS
7 23 (1.53%) VMS
8 19 (1.26%) Ubuntu
9 18 (1.20%) Android
10 15 (1.00%) Windows 10
11 12 (0.80%) Windows 7
12 11 (0.73%) openSUSE
12 11 (0.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 9 (0.60%) HPUX
14 8 (0.53%) Windows Server 2003
15 7 (0.47%) Solaris
16 5 (0.33%) Windows 8
17 4 (0.27%) AIX
18 3 (0.20%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 540 (35.93%) Agile Software Development
2 411 (27.35%) Business Intelligence
3 292 (19.43%) MVC
4 237 (15.77%) ETL
5 191 (12.71%) TDD
6 190 (12.64%) Problem-Solving
7 174 (11.58%) SDLC
8 169 (11.24%) DevOps
8 169 (11.24%) Scrum
9 166 (11.04%) Analytics
10 138 (9.18%) Continuous Integration
11 133 (8.85%) Test Automation
12 128 (8.52%) OO
12 128 (8.52%) Web Development
13 123 (8.18%) Software Engineering
14 117 (7.78%) Data Modelling
15 114 (7.58%) ITIL
16 113 (7.52%) Data Management
17 100 (6.65%) Unit Testing
18 97 (6.45%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 992 (66.00%) SQL
2 611 (40.65%) C#
3 394 (26.21%) T-SQL
4 353 (23.49%) JavaScript
5 152 (10.11%) Java
6 143 (9.51%) PowerShell
7 97 (6.45%) Python
8 85 (5.66%) VB
9 55 (3.66%) Perl
10 54 (3.59%) VBA
11 51 (3.39%) VB.NET
12 36 (2.40%) VBScript
13 31 (2.06%) R
14 28 (1.86%) PL/SQL
15 26 (1.73%) PHP
16 24 (1.60%) Shell Script
17 21 (1.40%) TypeScript
18 19 (1.26%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
19 16 (1.06%) Java 8
20 15 (1.00%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 275 (18.30%) Degree
2 56 (3.73%) Computer Science Degree
3 36 (2.40%) ISEB
4 32 (2.13%) Microsoft Certification
5 18 (1.20%) Security Cleared
6 15 (1.00%) MCITP
7 13 (0.86%) MCSE
8 9 (0.60%) ISTQB
9 8 (0.53%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (0.53%) Microsoft Certified Architect
9 8 (0.53%) SC Cleared
10 6 (0.40%) CCNA
11 4 (0.27%) DBS Check
11 4 (0.27%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (0.27%) MBA
11 4 (0.27%) MCP
11 4 (0.27%) Numerate Degree
12 3 (0.20%) Master's Degree
12 3 (0.20%) MCSA
13 2 (0.13%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 146 (9.71%) QA
2 91 (6.05%) Data Quality
3 17 (1.13%) GDPR
4 13 (0.86%) Solvency II
5 10 (0.67%) SLA
6 5 (0.33%) EMIR
6 5 (0.33%) MiFID
6 5 (0.33%) SEPA
7 4 (0.27%) Dodd-Frank
8 3 (0.20%) ISO 9001
8 3 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 3 (0.20%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.13%) GCP
10 1 (0.067%) Basel II
10 1 (0.067%) Basel III
10 1 (0.067%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.067%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 1 (0.067%) FATCA
10 1 (0.067%) PMO
System Software
1 88 (5.85%) Active Directory
2 66 (4.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 49 (3.26%) Docker
4 37 (2.46%) Hyper-V
5 16 (1.06%) XenDesktop
6 15 (1.00%) XenApp
7 14 (0.93%) vSphere
8 9 (0.60%) HDFS
9 7 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (0.27%) GridGain
10 4 (0.27%) KVM
10 4 (0.27%) Oracle RAC
10 4 (0.27%) Terminal Services
11 3 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
12 2 (0.13%) DFS Replication
12 2 (0.13%) Microsoft App-V
12 2 (0.13%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
13 1 (0.067%) Gluster
13 1 (0.067%) NFS
13 1 (0.067%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 38 (2.53%) Puppet
2 35 (2.33%) Opscode Chef
3 28 (1.86%) Perfmon
4 24 (1.60%) Kibana
5 23 (1.53%) logstash
6 19 (1.26%) SCCM
7 13 (0.86%) HP Quality Center
8 12 (0.80%) Salt
9 9 (0.60%) Failover Clustering
9 9 (0.60%) Terraform
9 9 (0.60%) WSUS
10 8 (0.53%) Control-M
11 7 (0.47%) Data Guard
11 7 (0.47%) Oracle RMAN
12 6 (0.40%) Ansible
12 6 (0.40%) Nagios
13 5 (0.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 4 (0.27%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
14 4 (0.27%) Kubernetes
15 3 (0.20%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 707 (47.04%) Microsoft
2 248 (16.50%) Oracle
3 106 (7.05%) VMware
4 85 (5.66%) Tableau
5 48 (3.19%) Citrix
6 43 (2.86%) Siebel
7 37 (2.46%) Sybase
8 32 (2.13%) TIBCO
9 25 (1.66%) Cognos
9 25 (1.66%) SAP
9 25 (1.66%) SolarWinds
10 23 (1.53%) Informatica
11 22 (1.46%) HP
12 19 (1.26%) Cisco
12 19 (1.26%) MicroStrategy
13 17 (1.13%) Salesforce.com
14 16 (1.06%) Aderant
15 15 (1.00%) Bloomberg
15 15 (1.00%) IBM
15 15 (1.00%) Sun