Period
to 27 May 2019

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 27 May 2019 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
27 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 14 10 9
Rank change year-on-year -4 -1 +3
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 1,310 1,506 1,569
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 13.05% 14.19% 15.30%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 42.33% 45.28% 48.14%
Number of salaries quoted 1,193 1,356 1,429
City of London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +6.48%
10th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £36,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £78,750
Central London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year - +4.35% +5.50%

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 3,095 3,326 3,259
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 30.84% 31.35% 31.79%
Number of salaries quoted 2,798 2,972 2,932
City of London median annual salary £67,500 £65,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.85% +8.33% +9.09%
10th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £37,500
90th Percentile £97,500 £90,000 £87,500
Central London median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year +4.00% +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 27 May 2019.

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 27 May 2019. 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
Moorgate - 15 £50,000 -
London Bridge -10 4 £55,000 +22.22% 1
SQL Server
Central London

For the 6 months to 27 May 2019, 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.

1 791 (60.38%) SQL
2 677 (51.68%) C#
3 595 (45.42%) Finance
4 586 (44.73%) .NET
5 524 (40.00%) Microsoft
6 444 (33.89%) Agile Software Development
7 419 (31.98%) Microsoft Azure
8 318 (24.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 298 (22.75%) T-SQL
9 298 (22.75%) JavaScript
10 295 (22.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 294 (22.44%) Business Intelligence
12 263 (20.08%) MVC
13 259 (19.77%) AngularJS
14 249 (19.01%) ASP.NET Web API
15 245 (18.70%) ASP.NET
16 219 (16.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 218 (16.64%) Windows
17 218 (16.64%) Data Warehouse
18 210 (16.03%) Power BI
18 210 (16.03%) Power Platform
19 199 (15.19%) CSS
20 193 (14.73%) DevOps
21 188 (14.35%) HTML
22 175 (13.36%) Degree
23 167 (12.75%) Python
24 166 (12.67%) ETL
25 162 (12.37%) Analytics
26 155 (11.83%) .NET Core
27 152 (11.60%) Oracle

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
1 110 (8.40%) SharePoint
2 75 (5.73%) IIS
3 34 (2.60%) Umbraco
4 29 (2.21%) WebSphere
5 17 (1.30%) MS Exchange
6 14 (1.07%) Confluence
7 12 (0.92%) CMS
7 12 (0.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 10 (0.76%) SharePoint 2010
9 9 (0.69%) Elasticsearch
10 8 (0.61%) Tomcat
11 7 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2010
12 5 (0.38%) JBoss
12 5 (0.38%) OpenStack
12 5 (0.38%) Skype for Business
12 5 (0.38%) WebLogic
12 5 (0.38%) WebSphere Application Server
13 4 (0.31%) Apache
13 4 (0.31%) Apache Spark
13 4 (0.31%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 44 (3.36%) Microsoft Excel
2 22 (1.68%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (0.61%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.31%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 83 (6.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (1.07%) Visualfiles
3 9 (0.69%) Dynamics GP
4 7 (0.53%) Infor SunSystems
5 6 (0.46%) FastStats
5 6 (0.46%) thinkFolio
6 5 (0.38%) Temenos T24
7 4 (0.31%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 3 (0.23%) Cognos TM1
8 3 (0.23%) Markit EDM
9 2 (0.15%) Distributed Ledger
9 2 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
9 2 (0.15%) ReMetrica
9 2 (0.15%) Towers Watson Igloo
10 1 (0.076%) Carpe Diem
10 1 (0.076%) Eagle PACE
10 1 (0.076%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 419 (31.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 210 (16.03%) Power Platform
3 145 (11.07%) Amazon AWS
4 48 (3.66%) Azure Data Factory
5 41 (3.13%) Office 365
6 35 (2.67%) SaaS
7 27 (2.06%) PaaS
8 23 (1.76%) Serverless
9 16 (1.22%) PowerApps
10 14 (1.07%) Google Cloud Platform
11 12 (0.92%) Azure Functions
12 11 (0.84%) GitHub
13 9 (0.69%) IaaS
14 8 (0.61%) Dynamics 365
15 7 (0.53%) AWS Lambda
15 7 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
16 5 (0.38%) Azure Active Directory
17 4 (0.31%) Amazon EC2
17 4 (0.31%) AWS CloudFormation
17 4 (0.31%) Data Lake Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 44 (3.36%) Firewall
2 29 (2.21%) TCP/IP
3 26 (1.98%) HTTP
4 25 (1.91%) LAN
4 25 (1.91%) WAN
5 23 (1.76%) DNS
6 20 (1.53%) Wireless
7 17 (1.30%) HTTPS
7 17 (1.30%) Intrusion Detection
7 17 (1.30%) IPsec
8 11 (0.84%) VLAN
9 10 (0.76%) VPN
10 7 (0.53%) DHCP
10 7 (0.53%) VoIP
11 6 (0.46%) Network Security
11 6 (0.46%) SAN
11 6 (0.46%) SSL
12 5 (0.38%) Cisco ASA
12 5 (0.38%) NetScaler
13 4 (0.31%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 318 (24.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 295 (22.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 219 (16.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 218 (16.64%) Data Warehouse
5 210 (16.03%) Power BI
6 131 (10.00%) MySQL
7 130 (9.92%) SQL Server 2012
8 86 (6.56%) NoSQL
9 85 (6.49%) SQL Server 2016
10 81 (6.18%) Data Lake
10 81 (6.18%) Relational Database
11 63 (4.81%) SQL Server 2008
12 61 (4.66%) Azure SQL Database
13 54 (4.12%) Big Data
13 54 (4.12%) SQL Server 2014
14 52 (3.97%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 50 (3.82%) MongoDB
16 39 (2.98%) PostgreSQL
17 26 (1.98%) RDBMS
18 21 (1.60%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 108 (8.24%) Team Foundation Server
2 80 (6.11%) Visual Studio
3 64 (4.89%) JIRA
4 62 (4.73%) Git (software)
5 49 (3.74%) Visual Studio Team System
6 33 (2.52%) Selenium
7 29 (2.21%) Eclipse
8 22 (1.68%) TeamCity
9 20 (1.53%) Octopus Deploy
10 16 (1.22%) Jenkins
11 14 (1.07%) NUnit
11 14 (1.07%) Subversion
12 13 (0.99%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 8 (0.61%) Bitbucket
14 6 (0.46%) ERwin
14 6 (0.46%) Hudson
15 5 (0.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 5 (0.38%) ER Studio
15 5 (0.38%) PowerDesigner
16 4 (0.31%) Plastic SCM
General
1 595 (45.42%) Finance
2 150 (11.45%) Banking
3 54 (4.12%) Advertising
4 40 (3.05%) Retail
5 38 (2.90%) Financial Institution
6 33 (2.52%) Investment Banking
6 33 (2.52%) Legal
7 32 (2.44%) Back Office
8 31 (2.37%) Front Office
9 10 (0.76%) Law
10 7 (0.53%) Marketing
10 7 (0.53%) Telecoms
11 5 (0.38%) Electronics
11 5 (0.38%) German Language
11 5 (0.38%) Publishing
12 4 (0.31%) Automotive
12 4 (0.31%) French Language
12 4 (0.31%) Games
13 3 (0.23%) Military
13 3 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 671 (51.22%) Developer
2 297 (22.67%) C# Developer
3 262 (20.00%) .NET Developer
4 174 (13.28%) Analyst
5 166 (12.67%) C# .NET Developer
6 154 (11.76%) SQL Developer
7 110 (8.40%) Senior Developer
8 102 (7.79%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 78 (5.95%) Lead Developer
10 69 (5.27%) Azure Developer
11 68 (5.19%) DBA
12 64 (4.89%) Applications Support
13 51 (3.89%) Support Analyst
14 50 (3.82%) SQL DBA
15 48 (3.66%) Administrator
15 48 (3.66%) Architect
16 44 (3.36%) Junior
16 44 (3.36%) SQL BI Developer
17 42 (3.21%) ASP.NET Developer
17 42 (3.21%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 586 (44.73%) .NET
2 259 (19.77%) AngularJS
3 249 (19.01%) ASP.NET Web API
4 245 (18.70%) ASP.NET
5 199 (15.19%) CSS
6 188 (14.35%) HTML
7 155 (11.83%) .NET Core
8 150 (11.45%) Web Services
9 145 (11.07%) jQuery
10 136 (10.38%) .NET Framework
11 112 (8.55%) React
12 104 (7.94%) ASP.NET MVC
13 95 (7.25%) WPF
14 92 (7.02%) REST
15 87 (6.64%) XML
16 81 (6.18%) Entity Framework
17 74 (5.65%) RESTful
18 65 (4.96%) WCF
19 62 (4.73%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 52 (3.97%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 108 (8.24%) Greenfield Project
2 92 (7.02%) Fintech
3 65 (4.96%) Analytical Skills
4 60 (4.58%) User Experience
5 43 (3.28%) Equities
6 42 (3.21%) Reinsurance
7 37 (2.82%) Fixed Income
8 35 (2.67%) Data Structures
8 35 (2.67%) N-Tier
9 32 (2.44%) Clustering
9 32 (2.44%) Enterprise Software
10 28 (2.14%) Robotics
11 22 (1.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 22 (1.68%) Hedge funds
12 21 (1.60%) Replication
13 19 (1.45%) Algorithms
14 17 (1.30%) Derivative
15 16 (1.22%) Management Information System
15 16 (1.22%) Mobile App
16 13 (0.99%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 218 (16.64%) Windows
2 111 (8.47%) Windows Server
3 78 (5.95%) Linux
4 63 (4.81%) Unix
5 31 (2.37%) Windows Server 2008
6 29 (2.21%) Windows Server 2012
7 15 (1.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 10 (0.76%) Windows 10
9 7 (0.53%) Windows 7
9 7 (0.53%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (0.46%) Android
11 3 (0.23%) Apple iOS
11 3 (0.23%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.15%) CentOS
12 2 (0.15%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.076%) Data ONTAP
13 1 (0.076%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.076%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 444 (33.89%) Agile Software Development
2 294 (22.44%) Business Intelligence
3 263 (20.08%) MVC
4 193 (14.73%) DevOps
5 166 (12.67%) ETL
6 162 (12.37%) Analytics
7 149 (11.37%) Problem-Solving
8 145 (11.07%) TDD
9 144 (10.99%) Scrum
10 136 (10.38%) SDLC
11 129 (9.85%) Data Modelling
12 127 (9.69%) Web Development
13 116 (8.85%) Computer Science
14 115 (8.78%) Continuous Integration
15 113 (8.63%) Data Analytics
16 111 (8.47%) Test Automation
17 110 (8.40%) CRM
18 107 (8.17%) Unit Testing
19 98 (7.48%) OO
20 92 (7.02%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 791 (60.38%) SQL
2 677 (51.68%) C#
3 298 (22.75%) JavaScript
3 298 (22.75%) T-SQL
4 167 (12.75%) Python
5 99 (7.56%) Java
6 93 (7.10%) PowerShell
7 76 (5.80%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 69 (5.27%) R
9 48 (3.66%) VBA
10 46 (3.51%) VB.NET
11 28 (2.14%) VB
12 23 (1.76%) Shell Script
13 19 (1.45%) C++
14 17 (1.30%) PHP
14 17 (1.30%) TypeScript
15 14 (1.07%) ANSI SQL
16 11 (0.84%) C
16 11 (0.84%) PL/SQL
17 10 (0.76%) Scala
Qualifications
1 175 (13.36%) Degree
2 55 (4.20%) Computer Science Degree
3 32 (2.44%) Security Cleared
4 19 (1.45%) Microsoft Certification
5 17 (1.30%) SC Cleared
6 10 (0.76%) Master's Degree
6 10 (0.76%) MCSA
7 9 (0.69%) HND
7 9 (0.69%) MCSE
8 7 (0.53%) DV Cleared
9 6 (0.46%) AWS Certification
9 6 (0.46%) Numerate Degree
10 5 (0.38%) MCSD
10 5 (0.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (0.23%) DBS Check
11 3 (0.23%) ISEB
11 3 (0.23%) VCP5
12 2 (0.15%) CFA
12 2 (0.15%) CISSP
12 2 (0.15%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (5.19%) QA
2 57 (4.35%) Data Quality
3 28 (2.14%) WAI
4 12 (0.92%) GDPR
5 8 (0.61%) Solvency II
6 5 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (0.31%) Cyber Essentials
8 3 (0.23%) SLA
9 2 (0.15%) HIPAA
9 2 (0.15%) IFRS
9 2 (0.15%) ISO 20022
9 2 (0.15%) PCI DSS
10 1 (0.076%) ISO 9000
10 1 (0.076%) MiFID
10 1 (0.076%) PMO
10 1 (0.076%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.076%) WCAG
System Software
1 73 (5.57%) Active Directory
2 53 (4.05%) Docker
3 48 (3.66%) XenApp
4 45 (3.44%) Hyper-V
5 26 (1.98%) VMware Infrastructure
6 11 (0.84%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (0.53%) Oracle RAC
7 7 (0.53%) vSphere
8 5 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.15%) Apache Flume
10 1 (0.076%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.076%) HDFS
10 1 (0.076%) UAG
10 1 (0.076%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 35 (2.67%) Kubernetes
2 21 (1.60%) SCCM
3 14 (1.07%) Ansible
3 14 (1.07%) SCOM
4 11 (0.84%) Microsoft Clustering
5 10 (0.76%) SCOrch
5 10 (0.76%) SCVMM
5 10 (0.76%) Terraform
6 7 (0.53%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
6 7 (0.53%) Grafana
7 5 (0.38%) Dollar Universe
7 5 (0.38%) Packer
7 5 (0.38%) Puppet
8 4 (0.31%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (0.23%) Malwarebytes
9 3 (0.23%) Norton AntiVirus
9 3 (0.23%) SQL Sentry
9 3 (0.23%) WMI
10 2 (0.15%) Prometheus
10 2 (0.15%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 524 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 152 (11.60%) Oracle
3 61 (4.66%) Citrix
4 58 (4.43%) VMware
5 57 (4.35%) Tableau
6 43 (3.28%) Nintex
7 40 (3.05%) Databricks
8 35 (2.67%) IBM
9 26 (1.98%) Cisco
10 23 (1.76%) Fidessa
10 23 (1.76%) SAP
11 22 (1.68%) Sybase
12 18 (1.37%) Google
13 17 (1.30%) CyberArk
14 16 (1.22%) HP
15 14 (1.07%) Cognos
16 13 (0.99%) Infragistics
16 13 (0.99%) Red Hat
16 13 (0.99%) Salesforce.com
17 11 (0.84%) NetApp