Period
to 23 October 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 October 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 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 9 9 8
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 0
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 1555 1603 2528
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 15.57% 13.53% 14.04%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 49.62% 46.00% 47.04%
Number of salaries quoted 1445 1483 2238
City of London median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £40,000 £36,250 £33,750
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £77,500
Central London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% -

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 3134 3485 5374
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 31.38% 29.42% 29.85%
Number of salaries quoted 2859 3181 4664
City of London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% - +4.55%
10th Percentile £40,000 £36,250 £36,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £85,000
Central London median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +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 October 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 October 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 +14 7 £37,250 -9.70%
SQL Server
Central London

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 988 (63.54%) SQL
2 736 (47.33%) Microsoft
3 676 (43.47%) Finance
4 615 (39.55%) .NET
5 599 (38.52%) C#
6 458 (29.45%) Agile Software Development
7 448 (28.81%) T-SQL
8 407 (26.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 378 (24.31%) JavaScript
10 370 (23.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 332 (21.35%) HTML
12 320 (20.58%) Windows
13 313 (20.13%) MVC
14 301 (19.36%) ASP.NET
15 298 (19.16%) Business Intelligence
16 259 (16.66%) CSS
17 249 (16.01%) Java
18 239 (15.37%) ETL
19 236 (15.18%) Data Warehouse
20 234 (15.05%) Degree
21 228 (14.66%) TDD
22 223 (14.34%) Microsoft Azure
23 205 (13.18%) Oracle
24 201 (12.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
25 200 (12.86%) Scrum
26 198 (12.73%) ASP.NET MVC
27 190 (12.22%) Continuous Integration
28 186 (11.96%) AngularJS
29 167 (10.74%) jQuery
30 156 (10.03%) Banking

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
1 121 (7.78%) SharePoint
2 79 (5.08%) CMS
3 73 (4.69%) IIS
4 51 (3.28%) JBoss
5 50 (3.22%) MS Exchange
6 42 (2.70%) EPiServer
6 42 (2.70%) Tomcat
6 42 (2.70%) WebSphere
7 38 (2.44%) Confluence
8 23 (1.48%) Elasticsearch
8 23 (1.48%) Umbraco
8 23 (1.48%) WebLogic
9 21 (1.35%) Apache Spark
10 20 (1.29%) BizTalk Server
11 19 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2010
12 17 (1.09%) Apache
12 17 (1.09%) SharePoint 2013
13 16 (1.03%) Documentum
14 15 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2013
14 15 (0.96%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 148 (9.52%) Microsoft Excel
2 66 (4.24%) Microsoft Office
3 32 (2.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 31 (1.99%) MS Visio
5 27 (1.74%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (0.32%) Adobe Illustrator
6 5 (0.32%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.26%) InfoPath
7 4 (0.26%) OmniGraffle
8 2 (0.13%) Microsoft Project
9 1 (0.064%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.064%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 29 (1.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (0.90%) Siebel CRM
3 11 (0.71%) Actimize
4 10 (0.64%) MetaTrader
4 10 (0.64%) SAP BPC
5 9 (0.58%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 8 (0.51%) Eloqua
6 8 (0.51%) Oracle Cash Management
7 7 (0.45%) Endur
8 6 (0.39%) Markit EDM
9 4 (0.26%) HFM
9 4 (0.26%) Hyperion Enterprise
10 3 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
10 3 (0.19%) thinkFolio
11 2 (0.13%) Dynamics GP
11 2 (0.13%) FastStats
11 2 (0.13%) OpenLink RightAngle
11 2 (0.13%) ResourceLink
11 2 (0.13%) StreamServe
11 2 (0.13%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 223 (14.34%) Microsoft Azure
2 88 (5.66%) Amazon AWS
3 56 (3.60%) Office 365
4 49 (3.15%) GitHub
5 46 (2.96%) PaaS
6 39 (2.51%) IaaS
7 34 (2.19%) Azure Active Directory
7 34 (2.19%) SaaS
8 14 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
9 13 (0.84%) Azure Machine Learning
10 10 (0.64%) Google Cloud Platform
10 10 (0.64%) Mimecast
11 9 (0.58%) npm
12 5 (0.32%) Adobe Analytics
13 4 (0.26%) Dropbox
13 4 (0.26%) Dynamics 365
13 4 (0.26%) Google Drive
14 3 (0.19%) BlueKai
14 3 (0.19%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
14 3 (0.19%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 72 (4.63%) Firewall
2 59 (3.79%) DNS
3 43 (2.77%) DHCP
4 42 (2.70%) WAN
5 40 (2.57%) Intranet
6 39 (2.51%) Internet
7 35 (2.25%) VPN
8 34 (2.19%) TCP/IP
9 32 (2.06%) SAN
10 20 (1.29%) DMZ
11 15 (0.96%) HTTP
12 14 (0.90%) LAN
13 12 (0.77%) LDAP
13 12 (0.77%) VoIP
14 11 (0.71%) SSL
15 10 (0.64%) Network Security
16 9 (0.58%) VLAN
17 8 (0.51%) Skype
18 6 (0.39%) MPLS
19 5 (0.32%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 407 (26.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 370 (23.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 236 (15.18%) Data Warehouse
4 201 (12.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 145 (9.32%) Relational Database
6 137 (8.81%) SQL Server 2008
7 133 (8.55%) SQL Server 2012
8 131 (8.42%) MySQL
9 98 (6.30%) NoSQL
10 95 (6.11%) Power BI
11 91 (5.85%) SQL Server 2014
12 70 (4.50%) RDBMS
13 68 (4.37%) Big Data
14 56 (3.60%) BusinessObjects
15 47 (3.02%) Hadoop
16 41 (2.64%) OLAP
17 40 (2.57%) MongoDB
18 35 (2.25%) SQL Server 2016
19 34 (2.19%) PostgreSQL
20 29 (1.86%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 156 (10.03%) Visual Studio
2 127 (8.17%) Team Foundation Server
3 106 (6.82%) Git (software)
4 90 (5.79%) TeamCity
5 86 (5.53%) JIRA
6 80 (5.14%) Octopus Deploy
7 51 (3.28%) Selenium
7 51 (3.28%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 45 (2.89%) NUnit
9 40 (2.57%) Subversion
10 39 (2.51%) Jenkins
11 35 (2.25%) SpecFlow
12 30 (1.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 24 (1.54%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 23 (1.48%) JUnit
14 23 (1.48%) Maven
15 22 (1.41%) Jasmine
16 21 (1.35%) Rhino Mocks
17 19 (1.22%) Mercurial
18 17 (1.09%) WebDriver
General
1 676 (43.47%) Finance
2 156 (10.03%) Banking
3 78 (5.02%) Front Office
4 70 (4.50%) Retail
5 68 (4.37%) Legal
6 55 (3.54%) Law
7 54 (3.47%) Back Office
8 47 (3.02%) Advertising
9 41 (2.64%) Marketing
10 29 (1.86%) Financial Institution
10 29 (1.86%) Investment Banking
11 25 (1.61%) Telecoms
12 21 (1.35%) Games
13 13 (0.84%) Billing
14 9 (0.58%) Retail Banking
15 7 (0.45%) Online Betting
16 5 (0.32%) French Language
17 4 (0.26%) International Banking
17 4 (0.26%) Prime Brokerage
18 3 (0.19%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 730 (46.95%) Developer
2 247 (15.88%) Analyst
3 244 (15.69%) .NET Developer
4 238 (15.31%) C# Developer
5 221 (14.21%) SQL Developer
6 154 (9.90%) C# .NET Developer
7 141 (9.07%) Senior Developer
8 104 (6.69%) Applications Support
9 96 (6.17%) Java Developer
9 96 (6.17%) Lead Developer
10 93 (5.98%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 82 (5.27%) DBA
12 81 (5.21%) SQL Analyst
13 76 (4.89%) SSIS Developer
14 73 (4.69%) SQL DBA
14 73 (4.69%) Support Analyst
15 67 (4.31%) Junior
16 66 (4.24%) Architect
17 64 (4.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 64 (4.12%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 615 (39.55%) .NET
2 332 (21.35%) HTML
3 301 (19.36%) ASP.NET
4 259 (16.66%) CSS
5 198 (12.73%) ASP.NET MVC
6 186 (11.96%) AngularJS
7 167 (10.74%) jQuery
8 144 (9.26%) Web Services
9 143 (9.20%) .NET Framework
10 130 (8.36%) HTML5
11 127 (8.17%) XML
12 93 (5.98%) ASP.NET Web API
13 91 (5.85%) WPF
14 90 (5.79%) Entity Framework
15 84 (5.40%) WCF
16 80 (5.14%) CSS3
17 62 (3.99%) Ajax
17 62 (3.99%) JSON
18 59 (3.79%) Spring
19 53 (3.41%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 154 (9.90%) Analytical Skills
2 113 (7.27%) User Experience
3 95 (6.11%) Computer Science
4 75 (4.82%) Management Information System
5 65 (4.18%) Greenfield Project
6 49 (3.15%) Data Structures
7 45 (2.89%) Data Centre
8 43 (2.77%) Clustering
9 39 (2.51%) Replication
10 38 (2.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 37 (2.38%) Fixed Income
12 35 (2.25%) Fintech
13 34 (2.19%) Enterprise Software
14 31 (1.99%) SWIFT
15 25 (1.61%) Algorithms
16 23 (1.48%) Equities
17 22 (1.41%) Derivative
18 20 (1.29%) Client/Server
18 20 (1.29%) Mobile App
19 15 (0.96%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 320 (20.58%) Windows
2 143 (9.20%) Linux
3 104 (6.69%) Windows Server
4 100 (6.43%) Unix
5 39 (2.51%) Windows Server 2008
6 34 (2.19%) Windows Server 2012
7 24 (1.54%) Windows 7
8 15 (0.96%) Windows 10
9 9 (0.58%) Android
9 9 (0.58%) Apple iOS
10 8 (0.51%) Solaris
11 5 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (0.32%) Windows 8
12 4 (0.26%) AIX
13 3 (0.19%) Windows 2000 Server
13 3 (0.19%) Windows Server 2003
14 2 (0.13%) VMS
14 2 (0.13%) Windows Vista
15 1 (0.064%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.064%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 458 (29.45%) Agile Software Development
2 313 (20.13%) MVC
3 298 (19.16%) Business Intelligence
4 239 (15.37%) ETL
5 228 (14.66%) TDD
6 200 (12.86%) Scrum
7 190 (12.22%) Continuous Integration
8 150 (9.65%) OO
9 147 (9.45%) SDLC
10 146 (9.39%) Data Modelling
11 145 (9.32%) Web Development
12 136 (8.75%) ITIL
13 129 (8.30%) Analytics
14 112 (7.20%) Test Automation
15 110 (7.07%) Software Engineering
16 107 (6.88%) DevOps
17 100 (6.43%) Data Management
18 93 (5.98%) Multithreading
19 90 (5.79%) Continuous Improvement
20 84 (5.40%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 988 (63.54%) SQL
2 599 (38.52%) C#
3 448 (28.81%) T-SQL
4 378 (24.31%) JavaScript
5 249 (16.01%) Java
6 120 (7.72%) PowerShell
7 84 (5.40%) Python
8 72 (4.63%) VB
9 65 (4.18%) VBA
10 40 (2.57%) C++
11 38 (2.44%) R
12 37 (2.38%) PHP
13 28 (1.80%) Shell Script
14 26 (1.67%) VB.NET
15 21 (1.35%) VBScript
16 19 (1.22%) TypeScript
17 18 (1.16%) PL/SQL
18 17 (1.09%) C
18 17 (1.09%) Perl
19 15 (0.96%) Go
Qualifications
1 234 (15.05%) Degree
2 50 (3.22%) Microsoft Certification
3 48 (3.09%) Computer Science Degree
4 22 (1.41%) MCSE
5 16 (1.03%) Cisco Certification
6 15 (0.96%) CCNA
7 14 (0.90%) MCITP
8 12 (0.77%) Siebel Certification
9 11 (0.71%) MCSA
10 10 (0.64%) ISEB
11 7 (0.45%) MCP
11 7 (0.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 5 (0.32%) CISSP
13 4 (0.26%) ACCA
13 4 (0.26%) CCNP
13 4 (0.26%) Master's Degree
13 4 (0.26%) MCSD
13 4 (0.26%) PhD
13 4 (0.26%) Security Cleared
14 3 (0.19%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 121 (7.78%) QA
2 54 (3.47%) Data Quality
3 14 (0.90%) SEPA
3 14 (0.90%) SLA
4 8 (0.51%) MiFID
5 6 (0.39%) GDPR
5 6 (0.39%) PMO
6 4 (0.26%) EMIR
7 3 (0.19%) Basel III
7 3 (0.19%) COBIT
7 3 (0.19%) FATCA
8 2 (0.13%) FISMA
8 2 (0.13%) IFRS
8 2 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.064%) Solvency II
9 1 (0.064%) UCITS
System Software
1 138 (8.87%) Active Directory
2 45 (2.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 40 (2.57%) Docker
4 22 (1.41%) Hyper-V
5 16 (1.03%) XenApp
6 15 (0.96%) XenDesktop
7 12 (0.77%) vSphere
8 11 (0.71%) HDFS
8 11 (0.71%) VMware ESXi
8 11 (0.71%) VMware Workstation
9 10 (0.64%) Cronacle
10 7 (0.45%) Microsoft App-V
10 7 (0.45%) Terminal Services
11 3 (0.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 3 (0.19%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (0.13%) DFS Replication
12 2 (0.13%) NFS
13 1 (0.064%) EMC RecoverPoint
13 1 (0.064%) vCloud
13 1 (0.064%) Xen
Systems Management
1 51 (3.28%) Puppet
2 26 (1.67%) SCCM
3 19 (1.22%) Ansible
4 18 (1.16%) Kibana
5 13 (0.84%) logstash
6 12 (0.77%) Opscode Chef
6 12 (0.77%) SCOM
7 10 (0.64%) Salt
8 8 (0.51%) Control-M
8 8 (0.51%) HP Quality Center
9 7 (0.45%) Perfmon
10 6 (0.39%) NetBackup
10 6 (0.39%) WSUS
11 5 (0.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 4 (0.26%) Norton AntiVirus
12 4 (0.26%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 4 (0.26%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 4 (0.26%) vCenter Server
13 3 (0.19%) Backup Exec
13 3 (0.19%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 736 (47.33%) Microsoft
2 205 (13.18%) Oracle
3 88 (5.66%) Sybase
4 81 (5.21%) VMware
5 80 (5.14%) Tableau
6 54 (3.47%) Siebel
7 48 (3.09%) IBM
8 39 (2.51%) Cognos
9 38 (2.44%) OpenText
10 34 (2.19%) Citrix
11 32 (2.06%) Splunk
12 28 (1.80%) Sitecore
13 26 (1.67%) Sun
14 24 (1.54%) HP
15 23 (1.48%) Google
16 22 (1.41%) SAP
17 21 (1.35%) SunGard
18 20 (1.29%) Cisco
18 20 (1.29%) Salesforce.com
19 19 (1.22%) MicroStrategy