Period
to 21 November 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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 9 9 8
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 0
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 1561 1630 2345
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 15.21% 14.03% 13.78%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 48.72% 46.41% 46.46%
Number of salaries quoted 1460 1515 2078
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 £35,750 £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 3204 3512 5047
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 31.21% 30.23% 29.66%
Number of salaries quoted 2928 3225 4388
City of London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% - +4.55%
10th Percentile £41,250 £36,250 £36,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £86,250 £85,000
Central London median annual salary £59,500 £55,000 £57,000
% change year-on-year +8.18% -3.51% +3.64%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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 +8 5 £52,500 +27.27%
SQL Server
Central London

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 973 (62.33%) SQL
2 721 (46.19%) Microsoft
3 696 (44.59%) Finance
4 632 (40.49%) .NET
5 603 (38.63%) C#
6 491 (31.45%) Agile Software Development
7 419 (26.84%) T-SQL
8 414 (26.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 391 (25.05%) JavaScript
10 371 (23.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 336 (21.52%) MVC
12 323 (20.69%) HTML
12 323 (20.69%) ASP.NET
13 317 (20.31%) Windows
14 300 (19.22%) Business Intelligence
15 252 (16.14%) CSS
16 248 (15.89%) ETL
17 245 (15.70%) Microsoft Azure
18 244 (15.63%) Data Warehouse
19 243 (15.57%) Java
20 227 (14.54%) TDD
21 222 (14.22%) Degree
22 220 (14.09%) ASP.NET MVC
23 210 (13.45%) Oracle
24 202 (12.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
25 196 (12.56%) AngularJS
26 193 (12.36%) Continuous Integration
27 191 (12.24%) Scrum
28 179 (11.47%) OO
29 167 (10.70%) 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
1 110 (7.05%) SharePoint
2 84 (5.38%) CMS
3 66 (4.23%) IIS
4 47 (3.01%) JBoss
5 46 (2.95%) MS Exchange
6 44 (2.82%) EPiServer
7 40 (2.56%) Tomcat
8 33 (2.11%) Confluence
8 33 (2.11%) WebSphere
9 26 (1.67%) Elasticsearch
10 24 (1.54%) BizTalk Server
11 23 (1.47%) Apache Spark
11 23 (1.47%) Umbraco
12 22 (1.41%) Apache
12 22 (1.41%) WebLogic
13 20 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2010
14 16 (1.02%) SharePoint 2013
15 14 (0.90%) Anypoint
16 13 (0.83%) SharePoint 2010
16 13 (0.83%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 138 (8.84%) Microsoft Excel
2 62 (3.97%) Microsoft Office
3 27 (1.73%) Spreadsheet
4 25 (1.60%) MS Visio
5 22 (1.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.13%) InfoPath
6 2 (0.13%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.13%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.064%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.064%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 23 (1.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.77%) Actimize
3 10 (0.64%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 10 (0.64%) MetaTrader
3 10 (0.64%) SAP BPC
4 9 (0.58%) Siebel CRM
5 7 (0.45%) Endur
5 7 (0.45%) Oracle Cash Management
6 5 (0.32%) Eloqua
7 4 (0.26%) HFM
7 4 (0.26%) Hyperion Enterprise
8 3 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
8 3 (0.19%) Markit EDM
9 2 (0.13%) Adobe Campaign
9 2 (0.13%) FastStats
9 2 (0.13%) iTrent
9 2 (0.13%) OpenLink RightAngle
9 2 (0.13%) ResourceLink
9 2 (0.13%) Sage CRM
9 2 (0.13%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 245 (15.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 110 (7.05%) Amazon AWS
3 61 (3.91%) Office 365
4 54 (3.46%) GitHub
5 42 (2.69%) PaaS
6 41 (2.63%) IaaS
7 36 (2.31%) SaaS
8 35 (2.24%) Azure Active Directory
9 22 (1.41%) Cloud Computing
10 19 (1.22%) Azure Machine Learning
11 10 (0.64%) Mimecast
12 9 (0.58%) Google Cloud Platform
13 8 (0.51%) Dynamics 365
14 5 (0.32%) Adobe Analytics
14 5 (0.32%) npm
15 4 (0.26%) Azure Data Factory
15 4 (0.26%) Dropbox
15 4 (0.26%) Google Drive
16 3 (0.19%) Amazon EMR
16 3 (0.19%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 71 (4.55%) Firewall
2 51 (3.27%) DNS
3 48 (3.07%) Internet
4 46 (2.95%) Intranet
5 39 (2.50%) WAN
6 36 (2.31%) TCP/IP
7 35 (2.24%) DHCP
8 34 (2.18%) VPN
9 25 (1.60%) SAN
10 20 (1.28%) DMZ
11 18 (1.15%) HTTP
12 14 (0.90%) LDAP
13 12 (0.77%) SSL
13 12 (0.77%) VLAN
14 11 (0.70%) LAN
14 11 (0.70%) VoIP
15 9 (0.58%) Network Security
16 6 (0.38%) Wireless
17 5 (0.32%) Wi-Fi
18 3 (0.19%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 414 (26.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 371 (23.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 244 (15.63%) Data Warehouse
4 202 (12.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 151 (9.67%) Relational Database
6 142 (9.10%) SQL Server 2012
7 141 (9.03%) MySQL
8 136 (8.71%) SQL Server 2008
9 99 (6.34%) NoSQL
10 97 (6.21%) SQL Server 2014
11 86 (5.51%) Power BI
12 69 (4.42%) RDBMS
13 62 (3.97%) Big Data
14 52 (3.33%) Hadoop
15 50 (3.20%) BusinessObjects
16 44 (2.82%) Oracle BI EE
17 40 (2.56%) SQL Server 2016
18 35 (2.24%) PostgreSQL
19 34 (2.18%) MongoDB
20 31 (1.99%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 160 (10.25%) Visual Studio
2 125 (8.01%) Team Foundation Server
3 100 (6.41%) Git (software)
4 81 (5.19%) TeamCity
5 79 (5.06%) JIRA
6 69 (4.42%) Octopus Deploy
7 59 (3.78%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 39 (2.50%) Jenkins
9 35 (2.24%) NUnit
10 34 (2.18%) Selenium
10 34 (2.18%) Subversion
11 31 (1.99%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 26 (1.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 25 (1.60%) SpecFlow
14 23 (1.47%) Maven
15 18 (1.15%) Mercurial
16 17 (1.09%) RStudio
17 16 (1.02%) JUnit
18 15 (0.96%) WebDriver
19 13 (0.83%) MSTest
General
1 696 (44.59%) Finance
2 167 (10.70%) Banking
3 74 (4.74%) Front Office
4 63 (4.04%) Retail
5 62 (3.97%) Back Office
6 57 (3.65%) Advertising
7 51 (3.27%) Legal
8 49 (3.14%) Law
9 37 (2.37%) Investment Banking
9 37 (2.37%) Marketing
10 28 (1.79%) Financial Institution
11 22 (1.41%) Telecoms
12 18 (1.15%) Games
13 11 (0.70%) Online Betting
14 10 (0.64%) Retail Banking
15 6 (0.38%) Billing
16 5 (0.32%) French Language
16 5 (0.32%) Publishing
17 4 (0.26%) Electronics
17 4 (0.26%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 736 (47.15%) Developer
2 261 (16.72%) C# Developer
3 258 (16.53%) .NET Developer
4 234 (14.99%) Analyst
5 233 (14.93%) SQL Developer
6 175 (11.21%) C# .NET Developer
7 144 (9.22%) Senior Developer
8 95 (6.09%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 93 (5.96%) Java Developer
10 89 (5.70%) Applications Support
11 84 (5.38%) DBA
12 77 (4.93%) Lead Developer
12 77 (4.93%) SQL Analyst
13 76 (4.87%) SSIS Developer
14 75 (4.80%) SQL DBA
15 68 (4.36%) SQL Server Developer
16 67 (4.29%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
17 66 (4.23%) Senior .NET Developer
17 66 (4.23%) Senior C# Developer
18 65 (4.16%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 632 (40.49%) .NET
2 323 (20.69%) ASP.NET
2 323 (20.69%) HTML
3 252 (16.14%) CSS
4 220 (14.09%) ASP.NET MVC
5 196 (12.56%) AngularJS
6 166 (10.63%) Web Services
7 158 (10.12%) jQuery
8 153 (9.80%) .NET Framework
9 132 (8.46%) XML
10 122 (7.82%) HTML5
11 110 (7.05%) ASP.NET Web API
12 94 (6.02%) Entity Framework
13 87 (5.57%) WPF
14 84 (5.38%) WCF
15 78 (5.00%) CSS3
16 68 (4.36%) JSON
17 62 (3.97%) Ajax
18 61 (3.91%) React
19 58 (3.72%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 162 (10.38%) Analytical Skills
2 103 (6.60%) Computer Science
3 90 (5.77%) User Experience
4 71 (4.55%) Greenfield Project
5 61 (3.91%) Management Information System
6 52 (3.33%) Data Structures
7 42 (2.69%) Data Centre
8 41 (2.63%) Clustering
9 38 (2.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 37 (2.37%) Replication
11 33 (2.11%) Enterprise Software
11 33 (2.11%) SWIFT
12 32 (2.05%) Fixed Income
13 30 (1.92%) Algorithms
13 30 (1.92%) Fintech
14 26 (1.67%) Mobile App
15 23 (1.47%) Client/Server
16 20 (1.28%) Derivative
17 19 (1.22%) Equities
17 19 (1.22%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 317 (20.31%) Windows
2 140 (8.97%) Linux
3 104 (6.66%) Unix
4 91 (5.83%) Windows Server
5 36 (2.31%) Windows Server 2008
6 26 (1.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 19 (1.22%) Windows 7
8 12 (0.77%) Windows 10
9 9 (0.58%) Solaris
10 8 (0.51%) Android
10 8 (0.51%) Apple iOS
11 6 (0.38%) AIX
11 6 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (0.26%) Windows 8
13 3 (0.19%) Windows 2000 Server
13 3 (0.19%) Windows Server 2003
14 2 (0.13%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.13%) VMS
14 2 (0.13%) Windows Vista
15 1 (0.064%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 491 (31.45%) Agile Software Development
2 336 (21.52%) MVC
3 300 (19.22%) Business Intelligence
4 248 (15.89%) ETL
5 227 (14.54%) TDD
6 193 (12.36%) Continuous Integration
7 191 (12.24%) Scrum
8 179 (11.47%) OO
9 158 (10.12%) Web Development
10 150 (9.61%) ITIL
10 150 (9.61%) SDLC
11 147 (9.42%) Data Modelling
12 130 (8.33%) Analytics
13 127 (8.14%) Test Automation
14 105 (6.73%) DevOps
15 104 (6.66%) Software Engineering
16 99 (6.34%) Continuous Improvement
17 93 (5.96%) Data Management
18 87 (5.57%) Coaching
18 87 (5.57%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 973 (62.33%) SQL
2 603 (38.63%) C#
3 419 (26.84%) T-SQL
4 391 (25.05%) JavaScript
5 243 (15.57%) Java
6 97 (6.21%) Python
7 91 (5.83%) PowerShell
8 75 (4.80%) VB
9 69 (4.42%) VBA
10 44 (2.82%) R
11 41 (2.63%) VB.NET
12 37 (2.37%) PHP
13 35 (2.24%) C++
14 30 (1.92%) Shell Script
15 24 (1.54%) VBScript
16 19 (1.22%) TypeScript
17 18 (1.15%) Perl
17 18 (1.15%) PL/SQL
18 17 (1.09%) C
19 12 (0.77%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 222 (14.22%) Degree
2 64 (4.10%) Microsoft Certification
3 53 (3.40%) Computer Science Degree
4 26 (1.67%) MCSE
5 19 (1.22%) MCITP
6 15 (0.96%) Cisco Certification
7 14 (0.90%) CCNA
8 12 (0.77%) MCSA
8 12 (0.77%) Siebel Certification
9 10 (0.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 7 (0.45%) ISEB
10 7 (0.45%) MCP
11 5 (0.32%) CISSP
11 5 (0.32%) MCSD
12 4 (0.26%) ACCA
12 4 (0.26%) Master's Degree
12 4 (0.26%) PhD
12 4 (0.26%) Security Cleared
13 3 (0.19%) Check Point Certification
13 3 (0.19%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 134 (8.58%) QA
2 51 (3.27%) Data Quality
3 16 (1.02%) SEPA
4 15 (0.96%) SLA
5 8 (0.51%) GDPR
6 7 (0.45%) MiFID
7 5 (0.32%) PMO
8 4 (0.26%) EMIR
9 3 (0.19%) Basel III
9 3 (0.19%) COBIT
9 3 (0.19%) FATCA
10 2 (0.13%) FISMA
10 2 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 2 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 1 (0.064%) HL7
11 1 (0.064%) IFRS
11 1 (0.064%) Solvency II
11 1 (0.064%) UCITS
System Software
1 133 (8.52%) Active Directory
2 49 (3.14%) Docker
3 43 (2.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (1.09%) HDFS
4 17 (1.09%) Hyper-V
5 16 (1.02%) XenApp
6 15 (0.96%) XenDesktop
7 11 (0.70%) VMware Workstation
8 10 (0.64%) Cronacle
8 10 (0.64%) Microsoft App-V
9 9 (0.58%) VMware ESXi
10 8 (0.51%) vSphere
11 5 (0.32%) Terminal Services
12 2 (0.13%) DFS Replication
12 2 (0.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 2 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
13 1 (0.064%) KVM
13 1 (0.064%) LXC
13 1 (0.064%) NFS
Systems Management
1 54 (3.46%) Puppet
2 22 (1.41%) SCCM
3 20 (1.28%) Kibana
4 17 (1.09%) Ansible
5 15 (0.96%) logstash
6 12 (0.77%) Opscode Chef
7 10 (0.64%) HP Quality Center
8 9 (0.58%) Salt
9 8 (0.51%) Perfmon
9 8 (0.51%) SCOM
10 5 (0.32%) NetBackup
10 5 (0.32%) WSUS
11 4 (0.26%) Control-M
11 4 (0.26%) Norton AntiVirus
11 4 (0.26%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 4 (0.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 3 (0.19%) Graphite
12 3 (0.19%) Mesos
12 3 (0.19%) Terraform
12 3 (0.19%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 721 (46.19%) Microsoft
2 210 (13.45%) Oracle
3 81 (5.19%) Sybase
4 78 (5.00%) Tableau
5 75 (4.80%) VMware
6 61 (3.91%) Siebel
7 49 (3.14%) IBM
8 42 (2.69%) OpenText
9 35 (2.24%) Citrix
9 35 (2.24%) Cognos
10 33 (2.11%) Splunk
11 30 (1.92%) Sun
12 27 (1.73%) Sitecore
13 25 (1.60%) Google
14 21 (1.35%) Alteryx
15 20 (1.28%) HP
15 20 (1.28%) SAP
16 19 (1.22%) Cisco
17 17 (1.09%) webMethods
18 15 (0.96%) Salesforce.com