Period
to 25 September 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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 23 14 11
Rank change year-on-year -9 -3 -2
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 348 1,286 1,539
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 9.16% 12.73% 13.89%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 33.95% 41.23% 44.65%
Number of salaries quoted 302 1,210 1,425
Median annual salary £67,500 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.00% +4.17% +4.35%
10th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £39,000
90th Percentile £97,375 £85,000 £83,750
Central London median annual salary £67,500 £62,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year +8.00% +8.70% +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 1,025 3,119 3,447
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 26.97% 30.87% 31.12%
Number of salaries quoted 852 2,811 3,126
Median annual salary £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.70% +3.85% +8.33%
10th Percentile £42,500 £43,750 £40,000
90th Percentile £100,000 £98,750 £94,250
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +7.69% - +8.33%

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing SQL Server as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing SQL Server in the City of London over the 6 months to 25 September 2020.

Salary histogram for SQL Server in the City of London

For the 6 months to 25 September 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.

1 190 (54.60%) SQL
2 158 (45.40%) Microsoft
3 156 (44.83%) Azure
4 148 (42.53%) .NET
5 147 (42.24%) Finance
6 144 (41.38%) C#
7 140 (40.23%) Agile Software Development
8 85 (24.43%) Business Intelligence
9 74 (21.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 73 (20.98%) JavaScript
11 68 (19.54%) ASP.NET
12 66 (18.97%) Python
12 66 (18.97%) Power Platform
13 62 (17.82%) Data Warehouse
13 62 (17.82%) Oracle
14 61 (17.53%) Power BI
15 59 (16.95%) Windows
16 56 (16.09%) .NET Core
17 55 (15.80%) REST
17 55 (15.80%) AngularJS
17 55 (15.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 53 (15.23%) DevOps
19 52 (14.94%) ETL
20 51 (14.66%) Data Modelling
20 51 (14.66%) TDD
21 49 (14.08%) Git (software)
22 48 (13.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
23 46 (13.22%) Scrum
23 46 (13.22%) HTML
23 46 (13.22%) Greenfield Project

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 20 (5.75%) Apache Spark
2 19 (5.46%) IIS
3 18 (5.17%) Apache
3 18 (5.17%) SharePoint
4 9 (2.59%) Tomcat
5 8 (2.30%) Confluence
6 5 (1.44%) SAS
6 5 (1.44%) Skype for Business
7 4 (1.15%) CMS
7 4 (1.15%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (0.86%) Apache Solr
8 3 (0.86%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (0.86%) EPiServer
8 3 (0.86%) IBM Domino
9 2 (0.57%) IBM HTTP Server
10 1 (0.29%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.29%) NServiceBus
10 1 (0.29%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.29%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.29%) WordPress
Applications
1 26 (7.47%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (4.02%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.57%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (2.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.72%) Siebel CRM
3 4 (1.15%) FastStats
3 4 (1.15%) Unica
4 3 (0.86%) Salerio
5 2 (0.57%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.57%) iTrent
5 2 (0.57%) Markit EDM
5 2 (0.57%) Northgate Housing
5 2 (0.57%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.29%) Elite 3E
6 1 (0.29%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.29%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 156 (44.83%) Azure
2 66 (18.97%) Power Platform
3 45 (12.93%) AWS
4 30 (8.62%) Office 365
5 25 (7.18%) Azure Data Factory
6 20 (5.75%) SaaS
7 15 (4.31%) Cloud Computing
8 12 (3.45%) Azure Active Directory
8 12 (3.45%) IaaS
9 11 (3.16%) GCP
10 10 (2.87%) PaaS
11 8 (2.30%) Serverless
12 7 (2.01%) PowerApps
13 6 (1.72%) AWS Lambda
13 6 (1.72%) Dynamics 365
13 6 (1.72%) OpenShift
14 5 (1.44%) GitHub
15 4 (1.15%) IBM Cloud
15 4 (1.15%) Logic Apps
15 4 (1.15%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.45%) DNS
2 9 (2.59%) Firewall
3 6 (1.72%) DHCP
4 5 (1.44%) Cisco IOS
4 5 (1.44%) Cisco Nexus
4 5 (1.44%) Remote Desktop
4 5 (1.44%) Skype
4 5 (1.44%) VPN
5 4 (1.15%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (1.15%) Cisco Firepower
5 4 (1.15%) Kerberos
5 4 (1.15%) VLAN
5 4 (1.15%) VoIP
6 3 (0.86%) Internet
6 3 (0.86%) Network Security
6 3 (0.86%) SAN
7 2 (0.57%) FTP
7 2 (0.57%) NetScaler
8 1 (0.29%) SSL
8 1 (0.29%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (21.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 62 (17.82%) Data Warehouse
3 61 (17.53%) Power BI
4 55 (15.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 48 (13.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 34 (9.77%) MySQL
7 33 (9.48%) Azure SQL Database
8 28 (8.05%) MongoDB
9 26 (7.47%) Data Lake
9 26 (7.47%) NoSQL
10 24 (6.90%) OLAP
11 22 (6.32%) Relational Database
11 22 (6.32%) SQL Server 2012
12 21 (6.03%) Big Data
12 21 (6.03%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 18 (5.17%) OLAP Cube
13 18 (5.17%) OLTP
13 18 (5.17%) RDBMS
14 16 (4.60%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
14 16 (4.60%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 49 (14.08%) Git (software)
2 16 (4.60%) Jenkins
2 16 (4.60%) Team Foundation Server
3 15 (4.31%) JIRA
4 14 (4.02%) Selenium
5 11 (3.16%) Moq
5 11 (3.16%) MSTest
5 11 (3.16%) NUnit
5 11 (3.16%) Visual Studio
6 9 (2.59%) Cypress.io
7 7 (2.01%) Subversion
7 7 (2.01%) TeamCity
8 6 (1.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 6 (1.72%) Bitbucket
9 4 (1.15%) GitLab
9 4 (1.15%) Maven
9 4 (1.15%) Visual Studio Team System
10 3 (0.86%) JUnit
10 3 (0.86%) Ranorex
10 3 (0.86%) SpecFlow
General
1 147 (42.24%) Finance
2 19 (5.46%) Banking
3 18 (5.17%) Front Office
4 11 (3.16%) Marketing
5 10 (2.87%) Advertising
6 7 (2.01%) Investment Banking
7 6 (1.72%) Back Office
7 6 (1.72%) Law
8 5 (1.44%) Telecoms
9 4 (1.15%) Retail
10 3 (0.86%) Legal
11 2 (0.57%) Games
11 2 (0.57%) Social Housing
12 1 (0.29%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.29%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 198 (56.90%) Developer
2 64 (18.39%) C# Developer
3 58 (16.67%) Senior Developer
4 50 (14.37%) .NET Developer
5 46 (13.22%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 39 (11.21%) Analyst
7 33 (9.48%) SQL Developer
8 32 (9.20%) Azure Developer
9 28 (8.05%) Full Stack Developer
10 26 (7.47%) C# .NET Developer
11 24 (6.90%) SSIS Developer
12 22 (6.32%) Data Warehouse Developer
12 22 (6.32%) SSAS Developer
13 21 (6.03%) SQL BI Developer
14 19 (5.46%) OLAP Developer
15 17 (4.89%) ETL Developer
15 17 (4.89%) Senior C# Developer
16 16 (4.60%) Excel Developer
16 16 (4.60%) SQL Server BI Developer
16 16 (4.60%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 148 (42.53%) .NET
2 68 (19.54%) ASP.NET
3 56 (16.09%) .NET Core
4 55 (15.80%) AngularJS
4 55 (15.80%) REST
5 46 (13.22%) HTML
6 43 (12.36%) CSS
7 39 (11.21%) ASP.NET Web API
8 37 (10.63%) .NET Framework
9 36 (10.34%) XML
10 34 (9.77%) React
11 30 (8.62%) Web Services
12 29 (8.33%) JSON
12 29 (8.33%) SOAP
13 23 (6.61%) ASP.NET Core
14 20 (5.75%) ASP.NET MVC
15 19 (5.46%) HTML5
16 18 (5.17%) Kafka
17 17 (4.89%) jQuery
18 16 (4.60%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 46 (13.22%) Greenfield Project
2 39 (11.21%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (3.45%) Derivative
4 11 (3.16%) Algorithms
4 11 (3.16%) Data Centre
4 11 (3.16%) Enterprise Software
4 11 (3.16%) Management Information System
5 9 (2.59%) Public Cloud
6 7 (2.01%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 7 (2.01%) Self-Motivation
7 6 (1.72%) Equities
7 6 (1.72%) Market Risk
7 6 (1.72%) Mobile App
7 6 (1.72%) Private Cloud
8 5 (1.44%) EPoS
8 5 (1.44%) Hedge funds
9 4 (1.15%) Clustering
9 4 (1.15%) EFT
9 4 (1.15%) Hybrid Cloud
9 4 (1.15%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 59 (16.95%) Windows
2 36 (10.34%) Linux
3 29 (8.33%) Windows Server
4 20 (5.75%) Unix
5 11 (3.16%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (2.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (2.01%) Windows Server 2016
7 6 (1.72%) Windows 10
7 6 (1.72%) Windows Server 2019
8 5 (1.44%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (1.15%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.57%) CentOS
10 2 (0.57%) VMS
11 1 (0.29%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.29%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 140 (40.23%) Agile Software Development
2 85 (24.43%) Business Intelligence
3 53 (15.23%) DevOps
4 52 (14.94%) ETL
5 51 (14.66%) Data Modelling
5 51 (14.66%) TDD
6 46 (13.22%) Scrum
7 42 (12.07%) Analytics
8 41 (11.78%) Continuous Integration
8 41 (11.78%) MVC
9 39 (11.21%) Problem-Solving
10 36 (10.34%) Fintech
10 36 (10.34%) Test Automation
11 34 (9.77%) Microservices
12 30 (8.62%) Performance Tuning
13 29 (8.33%) SDLC
14 28 (8.05%) BDD
15 25 (7.18%) Unit Testing
16 24 (6.90%) Data Analytics
17 23 (6.61%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 190 (54.60%) SQL
2 144 (41.38%) C#
3 73 (20.98%) JavaScript
4 66 (18.97%) Python
5 44 (12.64%) T-SQL
6 39 (11.21%) Java
7 35 (10.06%) PowerShell
8 18 (5.17%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 17 (4.89%) R
10 14 (4.02%) Ruby
10 14 (4.02%) TypeScript
11 12 (3.45%) Bash Shell
12 6 (1.72%) Scala
12 6 (1.72%) VBA
13 5 (1.44%) Go
13 5 (1.44%) VB.NET
14 4 (1.15%) PL/SQL
15 3 (0.86%) C++
15 3 (0.86%) SOQL
15 3 (0.86%) VB
Qualifications
1 19 (5.46%) Degree
2 10 (2.87%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (2.59%) Computer Science Degree
4 5 (1.44%) CCNA
4 5 (1.44%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (1.44%) ISEB
4 5 (1.44%) MCSE
5 3 (0.86%) SC Cleared
5 3 (0.86%) Security Cleared
6 2 (0.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (0.57%) MCSA
7 1 (0.29%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.29%) MCP
7 1 (0.29%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (0.29%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.29%) PMP
7 1 (0.29%) RHCE
7 1 (0.29%) VCAP
7 1 (0.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.87%) QA
2 5 (1.44%) GDPR
3 4 (1.15%) SLA
4 3 (0.86%) MiFID
4 3 (0.86%) PSD2
5 1 (0.29%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.29%) IFRS
5 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 41 (11.78%) Docker
2 32 (9.20%) Active Directory
3 15 (4.31%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (2.87%) Hyper-V
5 5 (1.44%) Virtual Desktop
6 3 (0.86%) vSphere
6 3 (0.86%) XenApp
7 2 (0.57%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 2 (0.57%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.57%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.29%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 1 (0.29%) Cronacle
8 1 (0.29%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.29%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 1 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 27 (7.76%) Kubernetes
2 20 (5.75%) Ansible
3 15 (4.31%) Puppet
4 11 (3.16%) Opscode Chef
5 10 (2.87%) Microsoft Intune
6 7 (2.01%) Terraform
7 6 (1.72%) SCCM
8 5 (1.44%) Nagios
8 5 (1.44%) Tivoli
9 4 (1.15%) Backup Exec
9 4 (1.15%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 3 (0.86%) Netcool
10 3 (0.86%) Tivoli Monitoring
11 2 (0.57%) Prometheus
11 2 (0.57%) ZABBIX
12 1 (0.29%) HP Data Protector
12 1 (0.29%) HP Quality Center
12 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Clustering
12 1 (0.29%) Netcool/OMNIbus
12 1 (0.29%) Rancher
Vendors
1 158 (45.40%) Microsoft
2 62 (17.82%) Oracle
3 20 (5.75%) VMware
4 18 (5.17%) Databricks
5 14 (4.02%) Tableau
6 12 (3.45%) IBM
7 8 (2.30%) Cisco
7 8 (2.30%) Google
8 7 (2.01%) Citrix
9 6 (1.72%) Red Hat
9 6 (1.72%) Siebel
9 6 (1.72%) Splunk
10 5 (1.44%) Dell
11 4 (1.15%) Apteco
11 4 (1.15%) Atlassian
11 4 (1.15%) Salesforce.com
11 4 (1.15%) ServiceNow
11 4 (1.15%) Sybase
11 4 (1.15%) Symantec
11 4 (1.15%) Veritas