Period
to 23 February 2020

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 2020 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 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 19 13 10
Rank change year-on-year -6 -3 -2
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 790 1,297 1,448
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 8.81% 12.55% 13.50%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 34.88% 41.72% 44.03%
Number of salaries quoted 683 1,175 1,308
City of London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £41,250 £38,750 £41,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £82,500
Central London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -

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 2,265 3,109 3,289
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 25.26% 30.08% 30.67%
Number of salaries quoted 1,977 2,804 2,947
City of London median annual salary £67,500 £65,000 £60,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.85% +7.44% +4.31%
10th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £41,250
90th Percentile £105,000 £96,250 £90,000
Central London median annual salary £67,500 £65,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +3.85% +8.33% +4.35%

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 2020.

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 2020. 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 -6 15 £58,750 +4.44%
SQL Server
Central London

For the 6 months to 23 February 2020, 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.

1 420 (53.16%) C#
2 419 (53.04%) SQL
3 403 (51.01%) .NET
4 337 (42.66%) Finance
5 312 (39.49%) Microsoft
6 264 (33.42%) Azure
7 260 (32.91%) Agile Software Development
8 212 (26.84%) JavaScript
9 201 (25.44%) ASP.NET
10 181 (22.91%) MVC
11 153 (19.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 152 (19.24%) HTML
13 149 (18.86%) T-SQL
14 141 (17.85%) Data Warehouse
15 140 (17.72%) Business Intelligence
16 138 (17.47%) AWS
17 136 (17.22%) Windows
18 128 (16.20%) Power Platform
19 126 (15.95%) CSS
20 125 (15.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
21 124 (15.70%) AngularJS
22 123 (15.57%) Power BI
23 121 (15.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
24 111 (14.05%) .NET Framework
24 111 (14.05%) Scrum
25 103 (13.04%) .NET Core
26 101 (12.78%) Python
27 100 (12.66%) Visual Studio
28 98 (12.41%) ASP.NET MVC
29 88 (11.14%) ASP.NET Web API

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 45 (5.70%) SharePoint
2 36 (4.56%) Elasticsearch
3 35 (4.43%) EPiServer
4 18 (2.28%) CMS
5 14 (1.77%) IIS
6 11 (1.39%) Apache
7 10 (1.27%) MS Exchange
8 8 (1.01%) Confluence
9 7 (0.89%) Apache Spark
10 6 (0.76%) nginx
11 5 (0.63%) Skype for Business
11 5 (0.63%) WebSphere
12 4 (0.51%) OpenStack
12 4 (0.51%) SharePoint 2013
13 3 (0.38%) Apache TomEE
13 3 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2010
13 3 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2013
13 3 (0.38%) JBoss
13 3 (0.38%) LiveCycle
13 3 (0.38%) SAS
Applications
1 54 (6.84%) Microsoft Excel
2 24 (3.04%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (0.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.38%) Acrobat
4 3 (0.38%) Adobe Illustrator
4 3 (0.38%) InDesign
4 3 (0.38%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.38%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.13%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 27 (3.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (1.01%) Salerio
3 4 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.38%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 3 (0.38%) thinkFolio
5 2 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.25%) Northgate Housing
5 2 (0.25%) RiskWrite
6 1 (0.13%) Distributed Ledger
6 1 (0.13%) Eagle PACE
6 1 (0.13%) FastStats
6 1 (0.13%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.13%) PolarLake
6 1 (0.13%) Social Studio
6 1 (0.13%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 264 (33.42%) Azure
2 138 (17.47%) AWS
3 128 (16.20%) Power Platform
4 45 (5.70%) Office 365
5 21 (2.66%) Azure Data Factory
6 18 (2.28%) Serverless
7 15 (1.90%) AWS Lambda
8 14 (1.77%) Cloud Computing
8 14 (1.77%) SaaS
9 11 (1.39%) PaaS
10 10 (1.27%) GCP
10 10 (1.27%) npm
11 8 (1.01%) GitHub
12 7 (0.89%) IaaS
13 6 (0.76%) Dynamics 365
13 6 (0.76%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 5 (0.63%) Amazon S3
14 5 (0.63%) Azure Active Directory
14 5 (0.63%) Microsoft Flow
15 4 (0.51%) Azure Stack
Communications & Networking
1 39 (4.94%) Internet
2 22 (2.78%) DNS
3 19 (2.41%) Firewall
4 14 (1.77%) DHCP
5 12 (1.52%) SAN
6 8 (1.01%) TCP/IP
7 7 (0.89%) HTTPS
8 6 (0.76%) SSL
9 5 (0.63%) Remote Desktop
9 5 (0.63%) SSH
10 4 (0.51%) LAN
10 4 (0.51%) VPN
11 3 (0.38%) Intranet
11 3 (0.38%) NAS
11 3 (0.38%) VoIP
11 3 (0.38%) WAN
12 2 (0.25%) Intrusion Detection
12 2 (0.25%) IPsec
12 2 (0.25%) Network Security
12 2 (0.25%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 153 (19.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 141 (17.85%) Data Warehouse
3 125 (15.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 123 (15.57%) Power BI
5 121 (15.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 79 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
7 64 (8.10%) Relational Database
8 60 (7.59%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 57 (7.22%) NoSQL
10 44 (5.57%) SQL Server 2016
11 34 (4.30%) Big Data
11 34 (4.30%) Data Lake
11 34 (4.30%) PostgreSQL
12 31 (3.92%) MySQL
13 30 (3.80%) SQL Server 2008
14 29 (3.67%) Azure SQL Database
15 22 (2.78%) RDBMS
16 21 (2.66%) MongoDB
16 21 (2.66%) SQL Server 2014
17 19 (2.41%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 100 (12.66%) Visual Studio
2 84 (10.63%) Git (software)
3 40 (5.06%) Team Foundation Server
4 27 (3.42%) JIRA
5 16 (2.03%) Visual Studio Team System
6 15 (1.90%) Jenkins
6 15 (1.90%) TeamCity
7 13 (1.65%) Selenium
8 12 (1.52%) NUnit
8 12 (1.52%) Octopus Deploy
9 11 (1.39%) Jasmine
10 10 (1.27%) SpecFlow
11 8 (1.01%) Sonatype Nexus
11 8 (1.01%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 7 (0.89%) ERwin
12 7 (0.89%) Moq
12 7 (0.89%) PowerDesigner
12 7 (0.89%) WebDriver
13 5 (0.63%) FitNesse
13 5 (0.63%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 337 (42.66%) Finance
2 36 (4.56%) Banking
3 26 (3.29%) Front Office
4 25 (3.16%) Marketing
5 18 (2.28%) Retail
6 17 (2.15%) Legal
7 11 (1.39%) Games
7 11 (1.39%) Investment Banking
8 9 (1.14%) Housing Association
8 9 (1.14%) Law
9 8 (1.01%) Advertising
9 8 (1.01%) Back Office
9 8 (1.01%) Telecoms
10 6 (0.76%) Financial Institution
11 5 (0.63%) Public Sector
12 4 (0.51%) Manufacturing
13 2 (0.25%) Electronics
13 2 (0.25%) French Language
14 1 (0.13%) German Language
14 1 (0.13%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 432 (54.68%) Developer
2 191 (24.18%) .NET Developer
3 190 (24.05%) C# Developer
4 133 (16.84%) C# .NET Developer
5 101 (12.78%) Analyst
6 90 (11.39%) SQL Developer
7 81 (10.25%) Senior Developer
8 62 (7.85%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 49 (6.20%) DBA
10 48 (6.08%) Support Analyst
11 46 (5.82%) SQL DBA
12 44 (5.57%) Junior
13 41 (5.19%) Architect
14 38 (4.81%) Applications Support
15 36 (4.56%) Senior C# Developer
16 35 (4.43%) Administrator
16 35 (4.43%) Full Stack Developer
16 35 (4.43%) Senior .NET Developer
17 32 (4.05%) Junior Developer
18 30 (3.80%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 403 (51.01%) .NET
2 201 (25.44%) ASP.NET
3 152 (19.24%) HTML
4 126 (15.95%) CSS
5 124 (15.70%) AngularJS
6 111 (14.05%) .NET Framework
7 103 (13.04%) .NET Core
8 98 (12.41%) ASP.NET MVC
9 88 (11.14%) ASP.NET Web API
10 83 (10.51%) Web Services
11 79 (10.00%) REST
12 71 (8.99%) XML
13 66 (8.35%) React
14 58 (7.34%) HTML5
15 54 (6.84%) JSON
16 44 (5.57%) Entity Framework
16 44 (5.57%) SOAP
17 42 (5.32%) jQuery
18 37 (4.68%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 35 (4.43%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 48 (6.08%) Analytical Skills
1 48 (6.08%) Management Information System
2 45 (5.70%) Greenfield Project
3 22 (2.78%) Self-Motivation
4 19 (2.41%) User Experience
5 18 (2.28%) Equities
6 17 (2.15%) Derivative
6 17 (2.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 17 (2.15%) Hedge funds
7 16 (2.03%) Reinsurance
8 15 (1.90%) Fixed Income
9 12 (1.52%) Data Centre
10 11 (1.39%) N-Tier
10 11 (1.39%) Replication
11 10 (1.27%) SWIFT
12 8 (1.01%) Public Cloud
13 7 (0.89%) Algorithms
13 7 (0.89%) Data Structures
13 7 (0.89%) Handset
13 7 (0.89%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 136 (17.22%) Windows
2 84 (10.63%) Windows Server
3 47 (5.95%) Linux
4 24 (3.04%) Windows 10
5 21 (2.66%) Windows Server 2008
5 21 (2.66%) Windows Server 2012
6 20 (2.53%) Unix
7 14 (1.77%) Windows 7
8 11 (1.39%) Android
9 7 (0.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (0.63%) CentOS
10 5 (0.63%) Solaris
11 3 (0.38%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.13%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.13%) FreeNAS
12 1 (0.13%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.13%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.13%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.13%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 260 (32.91%) Agile Software Development
2 181 (22.91%) MVC
3 140 (17.72%) Business Intelligence
4 111 (14.05%) Scrum
5 86 (10.89%) ITIL
6 83 (10.51%) Problem-Solving
7 80 (10.13%) Software Engineering
8 75 (9.49%) Analytics
9 73 (9.24%) DevOps
9 73 (9.24%) ETL
10 69 (8.73%) TDD
11 67 (8.48%) Fintech
11 67 (8.48%) SDLC
12 60 (7.59%) Visualisation
13 56 (7.09%) Data Modelling
14 54 (6.84%) CRM
15 52 (6.58%) Continuous Integration
15 52 (6.58%) Test Automation
16 50 (6.33%) Continuous Improvement
17 46 (5.82%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 420 (53.16%) C#
2 419 (53.04%) SQL
3 212 (26.84%) JavaScript
4 149 (18.86%) T-SQL
5 101 (12.78%) Python
6 77 (9.75%) PowerShell
7 76 (9.62%) Java
8 34 (4.30%) TypeScript
9 32 (4.05%) C++
10 31 (3.92%) XPath
11 28 (3.54%) VB.NET
12 25 (3.16%) VBA
13 21 (2.66%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 19 (2.41%) PL/SQL
15 18 (2.28%) Bash Shell
16 17 (2.15%) PHP
17 12 (1.52%) R
17 12 (1.52%) VB
17 12 (1.52%) VBScript
18 10 (1.27%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 52 (6.58%) Degree
2 30 (3.80%) Microsoft Certification
3 21 (2.66%) Computer Science Degree
4 16 (2.03%) MCSA
5 9 (1.14%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (1.01%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 8 (1.01%) Master's Degree
6 8 (1.01%) MCSE
7 7 (0.89%) AWS Certification
8 6 (0.76%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 6 (0.76%) CCSP
8 6 (0.76%) CISM
8 6 (0.76%) CISSP
8 6 (0.76%) CRISC
8 6 (0.76%) MCP
9 4 (0.51%) Postgraduate
10 3 (0.38%) CCNA
10 3 (0.38%) CCNP
11 2 (0.25%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.25%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (4.81%) QA
2 27 (3.42%) Data Quality
3 15 (1.90%) SLA
4 5 (0.63%) GDPR
4 5 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.63%) MiFID
5 2 (0.25%) EMIR
6 1 (0.13%) NIST
6 1 (0.13%) Solvency II
System Software
1 55 (6.96%) Docker
2 46 (5.82%) Active Directory
3 14 (1.77%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (1.14%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (1.01%) Hyper-V
6 4 (0.51%) KVM
6 4 (0.51%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (0.51%) vSphere
6 4 (0.51%) XenApp
7 3 (0.38%) HDFS
8 2 (0.25%) VMware Server
8 2 (0.25%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.13%) Cronacle
9 1 (0.13%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.13%) NFS
9 1 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.13%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 40 (5.06%) Kubernetes
2 20 (2.53%) SCCM
3 15 (1.90%) Ansible
4 10 (1.27%) Grafana
5 9 (1.14%) Control-M
6 8 (1.01%) Nagios
6 8 (1.01%) Terraform
7 7 (0.89%) Kibana
7 7 (0.89%) Puppet
8 5 (0.63%) Matomo
8 5 (0.63%) Packer
8 5 (0.63%) Perfmon
9 4 (0.51%) Data Guard
9 4 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
10 3 (0.38%) Backup Exec
10 3 (0.38%) Graphite
10 3 (0.38%) Microsoft Clustering
10 3 (0.38%) Prometheus
11 2 (0.25%) Cisco CUCM
11 2 (0.25%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 312 (39.49%) Microsoft
2 83 (10.51%) Oracle
3 33 (4.18%) Tableau
3 33 (4.18%) VMware
4 17 (2.15%) Citrix
5 15 (1.90%) Sybase
6 13 (1.65%) Cognos
7 12 (1.52%) ServiceNow
8 10 (1.27%) Xamarin
9 9 (1.14%) Cisco
9 9 (1.14%) Veeam
10 8 (1.01%) IBM
10 8 (1.01%) Salesforce.com
10 8 (1.01%) ShoreTel
11 7 (0.89%) Apple
11 7 (0.89%) Splunk
12 6 (0.76%) Bloomberg
12 6 (0.76%) Google
12 6 (0.76%) Infragistics
12 6 (0.76%) TIBCO