Period
to 23 February 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 February 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 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 10 8 12
Rank change year-on-year -2 +4 -3
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 1,448 1,617 1,831
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 13.50% 15.47% 13.04%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 44.03% 48.93% 42.48%
Number of salaries quoted 1,308 1,521 1,654
City of London median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £41,250 £35,500 £36,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £76,063
Central London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000

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 3,289 3,305 4,310
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 30.67% 31.61% 30.69%
Number of salaries quoted 2,947 3,057 3,818
City of London median annual salary £60,500 £58,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.31% +0.87% +4.55%
10th Percentile £41,250 £36,650 £37,175
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
Central London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year +4.35% - +4.55%

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 February 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 February 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 +5 1 £52,500 +23.53%
SQL Server
Central London

For the 6 months to 23 February 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.

1 907 (62.64%) SQL
2 686 (47.38%) Finance
3 658 (45.44%) Microsoft
4 588 (40.61%) .NET
5 557 (38.47%) C#
6 514 (35.50%) Agile Software Development
7 397 (27.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 372 (25.69%) T-SQL
9 370 (25.55%) JavaScript
10 344 (23.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 335 (23.14%) Business Intelligence
12 305 (21.06%) ASP.NET
13 298 (20.58%) Windows
14 270 (18.65%) Microsoft Azure
15 266 (18.37%) MVC
16 259 (17.89%) Data Warehouse
17 250 (17.27%) HTML
18 229 (15.81%) ETL
19 228 (15.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
20 210 (14.50%) Degree
21 201 (13.88%) Oracle
22 195 (13.47%) CSS
22 195 (13.47%) TDD
23 190 (13.12%) ASP.NET MVC
24 186 (12.85%) AngularJS
25 176 (12.15%) OO
26 175 (12.09%) Web Services
27 159 (10.98%) Java
28 156 (10.77%) Analytical Skills
29 153 (10.57%) Analytics

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 88 (6.08%) SharePoint
2 55 (3.80%) CMS
3 48 (3.31%) IIS
4 44 (3.04%) MS Exchange
5 40 (2.76%) Elasticsearch
6 38 (2.62%) Confluence
7 37 (2.56%) Tomcat
8 36 (2.49%) Apache
9 30 (2.07%) BizTalk Server
10 27 (1.86%) EPiServer
11 23 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2010
12 20 (1.38%) JBoss
12 20 (1.38%) Umbraco
13 15 (1.04%) Apache Spark
14 13 (0.90%) WebSphere
15 12 (0.83%) SharePoint Server
16 11 (0.76%) MQSeries
16 11 (0.76%) nginx
17 10 (0.69%) Anypoint
17 10 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 116 (8.01%) Microsoft Excel
2 43 (2.97%) Microsoft Office
3 33 (2.28%) MS Visio
4 25 (1.73%) Spreadsheet
5 11 (0.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (0.21%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.21%) SPSS
7 2 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.14%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 27 (1.86%) Elite 3E
2 19 (1.31%) MetaTrader
3 18 (1.24%) Dynamics CRM
4 6 (0.41%) Actimize
5 5 (0.35%) Markit EDM
6 4 (0.28%) RMDS
7 3 (0.21%) Cognos TM1
7 3 (0.21%) Oracle Cash Management
8 2 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
8 2 (0.14%) Visualfiles
9 1 (0.069%) Beauchamp
9 1 (0.069%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 1 (0.069%) ION MarketView
9 1 (0.069%) Oracle Applications
9 1 (0.069%) Payment Gateway
9 1 (0.069%) Relativity
9 1 (0.069%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 1 (0.069%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 270 (18.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 108 (7.46%) Amazon AWS
3 72 (4.97%) Office 365
4 43 (2.97%) PaaS
5 38 (2.62%) SaaS
6 37 (2.56%) Cloud Computing
6 37 (2.56%) IaaS
7 34 (2.35%) Azure Active Directory
8 19 (1.31%) Azure Machine Learning
8 19 (1.31%) GitHub
9 9 (0.62%) Mimecast
10 8 (0.55%) Azure Data Factory
10 8 (0.55%) Dynamics 365
11 6 (0.41%) Amazon S3
11 6 (0.41%) OneDrive
12 5 (0.35%) Amazon EMR
13 4 (0.28%) AWS CloudFormation
14 3 (0.21%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
15 2 (0.14%) Amazon Kinesis
15 2 (0.14%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 58 (4.01%) Firewall
2 48 (3.31%) Internet
3 39 (2.69%) DNS
4 35 (2.42%) WAN
5 34 (2.35%) SAN
6 26 (1.80%) DHCP
7 25 (1.73%) VPN
8 23 (1.59%) Intranet
8 23 (1.59%) TCP/IP
9 19 (1.31%) VLAN
10 18 (1.24%) HTTP
11 16 (1.10%) NetScaler
12 14 (0.97%) DMZ
13 13 (0.90%) LAN
14 12 (0.83%) SSL
15 11 (0.76%) VoIP
16 10 (0.69%) Wi-Fi
17 7 (0.48%) Wireless
18 6 (0.41%) SMS
18 6 (0.41%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 397 (27.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 344 (23.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 259 (17.89%) Data Warehouse
4 228 (15.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 138 (9.53%) SQL Server 2012
6 130 (8.98%) SQL Server 2008
7 119 (8.22%) Power BI
8 113 (7.80%) Relational Database
9 102 (7.04%) MySQL
10 74 (5.11%) NoSQL
11 63 (4.35%) SQL Server 2014
11 63 (4.35%) SQL Server 2016
12 52 (3.59%) RDBMS
13 47 (3.25%) BusinessObjects
13 47 (3.25%) QlikView
14 43 (2.97%) Big Data
15 42 (2.90%) Oracle BI EE
16 36 (2.49%) Crystal Reports
17 34 (2.35%) Hadoop
17 34 (2.35%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 132 (9.12%) Team Foundation Server
2 122 (8.43%) Visual Studio
3 96 (6.63%) Git (software)
4 86 (5.94%) JIRA
5 57 (3.94%) TeamCity
6 53 (3.66%) Octopus Deploy
7 44 (3.04%) NUnit
8 42 (2.90%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 32 (2.21%) Jenkins
10 31 (2.14%) Maven
11 30 (2.07%) Subversion
11 30 (2.07%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 23 (1.59%) Eclipse
13 22 (1.52%) Selenium
14 18 (1.24%) Ant
14 18 (1.24%) Moq
15 17 (1.17%) MSTest
15 17 (1.17%) NuGet
15 17 (1.17%) ReSharper
16 16 (1.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 686 (47.38%) Finance
2 144 (9.94%) Banking
3 83 (5.73%) Advertising
4 60 (4.14%) Legal
5 54 (3.73%) Law
6 48 (3.31%) Financial Institution
7 46 (3.18%) Back Office
7 46 (3.18%) Front Office
7 46 (3.18%) Investment Banking
8 42 (2.90%) Retail
9 27 (1.86%) Marketing
10 13 (0.90%) Telecoms
11 11 (0.76%) Online Betting
12 8 (0.55%) Billing
12 8 (0.55%) Publishing
13 7 (0.48%) French Language
14 6 (0.41%) Games
15 4 (0.28%) Retail Banking
16 2 (0.14%) German Language
16 2 (0.14%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 670 (46.27%) Developer
2 234 (16.16%) C# Developer
3 230 (15.88%) Analyst
4 226 (15.61%) .NET Developer
5 195 (13.47%) SQL Developer
6 145 (10.01%) Senior Developer
7 144 (9.94%) C# .NET Developer
8 101 (6.98%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 83 (5.73%) DBA
10 79 (5.46%) SQL Analyst
11 75 (5.18%) Architect
12 72 (4.97%) Senior C# Developer
13 71 (4.90%) SSIS Developer
14 68 (4.70%) SQL DBA
15 62 (4.28%) Senior .NET Developer
16 58 (4.01%) Data Analyst
16 58 (4.01%) SQL Server Developer
17 55 (3.80%) Java Developer
17 55 (3.80%) Software Developer
17 55 (3.80%) SSRS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 588 (40.61%) .NET
2 305 (21.06%) ASP.NET
3 250 (17.27%) HTML
4 195 (13.47%) CSS
5 190 (13.12%) ASP.NET MVC
6 186 (12.85%) AngularJS
7 175 (12.09%) Web Services
8 150 (10.36%) ASP.NET Web API
9 126 (8.70%) .NET Framework
10 121 (8.36%) jQuery
11 103 (7.11%) HTML5
12 90 (6.22%) WCF
12 90 (6.22%) XML
13 82 (5.66%) REST
14 81 (5.59%) WPF
15 80 (5.52%) Entity Framework
16 79 (5.46%) JSON
17 69 (4.77%) React
18 61 (4.21%) RESTful
19 59 (4.07%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 156 (10.77%) Analytical Skills
2 129 (8.91%) Computer Science
3 92 (6.35%) Greenfield Project
4 59 (4.07%) Management Information System
4 59 (4.07%) User Experience
5 51 (3.52%) Data Structures
6 34 (2.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 33 (2.28%) Fintech
8 32 (2.21%) Data Centre
9 29 (2.00%) Clustering
9 29 (2.00%) Reinsurance
10 27 (1.86%) Hedge funds
11 26 (1.80%) Enterprise Software
12 25 (1.73%) Algorithms
13 23 (1.59%) Replication
14 22 (1.52%) Mobile App
15 21 (1.45%) Equities
16 20 (1.38%) Client/Server
17 19 (1.31%) SWIFT
18 17 (1.17%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 298 (20.58%) Windows
2 127 (8.77%) Linux
3 85 (5.87%) Windows Server
4 73 (5.04%) Unix
5 36 (2.49%) Windows Server 2008
6 31 (2.14%) Windows Server 2012
7 15 (1.04%) CentOS
8 14 (0.97%) Ubuntu
8 14 (0.97%) Windows 10
9 13 (0.90%) Android
10 12 (0.83%) Windows 7
11 11 (0.76%) Solaris
12 9 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 8 (0.55%) VMS
14 7 (0.48%) openSUSE
15 6 (0.41%) Windows 8
16 5 (0.35%) AIX
16 5 (0.35%) Apple iOS
17 4 (0.28%) Windows Server 2003
18 2 (0.14%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 514 (35.50%) Agile Software Development
2 335 (23.14%) Business Intelligence
3 266 (18.37%) MVC
4 229 (15.81%) ETL
5 195 (13.47%) TDD
6 176 (12.15%) OO
7 153 (10.57%) Analytics
8 141 (9.74%) DevOps
8 141 (9.74%) SDLC
9 138 (9.53%) Scrum
10 132 (9.12%) Data Modelling
11 125 (8.63%) Continuous Integration
12 122 (8.43%) ITIL
13 120 (8.29%) Test Automation
14 118 (8.15%) Software Engineering
15 109 (7.53%) Web Development
16 98 (6.77%) Data Management
17 82 (5.66%) Unit Testing
18 78 (5.39%) Mathematics
18 78 (5.39%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 907 (62.64%) SQL
2 557 (38.47%) C#
3 372 (25.69%) T-SQL
4 370 (25.55%) JavaScript
5 159 (10.98%) Java
6 132 (9.12%) Python
7 88 (6.08%) VB
8 84 (5.80%) PowerShell
9 56 (3.87%) VB.NET
9 56 (3.87%) VBA
10 42 (2.90%) R
11 35 (2.42%) Perl
12 29 (2.00%) VBScript
13 28 (1.93%) PHP
14 24 (1.66%) PL/SQL
15 22 (1.52%) Shell Script
16 21 (1.45%) C++
17 17 (1.17%) TypeScript
18 11 (0.76%) Bash Shell
18 11 (0.76%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 210 (14.50%) Degree
2 51 (3.52%) Microsoft Certification
3 48 (3.31%) Computer Science Degree
4 26 (1.80%) ISEB
5 22 (1.52%) MCSE
6 18 (1.24%) Cisco Certification
7 15 (1.04%) CCNA
8 14 (0.97%) MCITP
9 9 (0.62%) MCP
10 8 (0.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 6 (0.41%) Security Cleared
12 5 (0.35%) MCSA
13 4 (0.28%) MBA
13 4 (0.28%) SC Cleared
14 3 (0.21%) CCNP
14 3 (0.21%) Check Point Certification
14 3 (0.21%) ITIL Certification
14 3 (0.21%) Numerate Degree
14 3 (0.21%) PMI Certification
14 3 (0.21%) Siebel Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 138 (9.53%) QA
2 69 (4.77%) Data Quality
3 16 (1.10%) GDPR
4 13 (0.90%) SLA
5 12 (0.83%) SEPA
6 9 (0.62%) Solvency II
7 6 (0.41%) PMO
8 4 (0.28%) MiFID
9 3 (0.21%) EMIR
9 3 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 2 (0.14%) Dodd-Frank
10 2 (0.14%) FISMA
10 2 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 2 (0.14%) PCI DSS
11 1 (0.069%) Basel II
11 1 (0.069%) Basel III
11 1 (0.069%) HL7
11 1 (0.069%) UCITS
System Software
1 119 (8.22%) Active Directory
2 64 (4.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 57 (3.94%) Docker
4 37 (2.56%) Hyper-V
5 17 (1.17%) XenApp
6 15 (1.04%) XenDesktop
7 13 (0.90%) vSphere
8 11 (0.76%) HDFS
8 11 (0.76%) VMware ESXi
8 11 (0.76%) VMware Workstation
9 8 (0.55%) Microsoft App-V
9 8 (0.55%) Terminal Services
10 4 (0.28%) GridGain
10 4 (0.28%) KVM
11 3 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
12 1 (0.069%) BitLocker
12 1 (0.069%) LXC
12 1 (0.069%) SRDF
12 1 (0.069%) Terminal Server
12 1 (0.069%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 43 (2.97%) Puppet
2 25 (1.73%) Opscode Chef
3 23 (1.59%) SCCM
4 20 (1.38%) Kibana
5 19 (1.31%) logstash
6 18 (1.24%) Perfmon
7 13 (0.90%) HP Quality Center
8 10 (0.69%) Ansible
9 9 (0.62%) Salt
9 9 (0.62%) WSUS
10 8 (0.55%) Failover Clustering
11 6 (0.41%) Mesos
11 6 (0.41%) Norton AntiVirus
11 6 (0.41%) Terraform
12 5 (0.35%) Graphite
12 5 (0.35%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 5 (0.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 4 (0.28%) Control-M
13 4 (0.28%) Oracle RMAN
13 4 (0.28%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 658 (45.44%) Microsoft
2 201 (13.88%) Oracle
3 97 (6.70%) VMware
4 89 (6.15%) Tableau
5 67 (4.63%) Sybase
6 54 (3.73%) Siebel
7 44 (3.04%) Citrix
8 25 (1.73%) IBM
9 24 (1.66%) Aderant
9 24 (1.66%) Cognos
9 24 (1.66%) TIBCO
10 23 (1.59%) Cisco
10 23 (1.59%) HP
10 23 (1.59%) OpenText
11 22 (1.52%) Alteryx
11 22 (1.52%) Sun
12 20 (1.38%) Splunk
13 17 (1.17%) Dell
13 17 (1.17%) Sitecore
14 16 (1.10%) SAP