Period
to 27 January 2022

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 January 2022 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 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 29 23 19
Rank change year-on-year -6 -4 -5
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 482 440 883
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 7.67% 10.14% 9.72%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 27.23% 33.46% 35.89%
Number of salaries quoted 410 363 776
10th Percentile £41,250 £41,900 £41,250
25th Percentile £51,563 £52,500 £46,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £67,500 £70,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -3.57% +16.67% -
75th Percentile £88,750 £88,125 £75,000
90th Percentile £103,875 £105,000 £82,500
Central London median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year - +8.33% +4.35%

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 1,770 1,315 2,460
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 28.18% 30.31% 27.07%
Number of salaries quoted 1,574 1,119 2,170
10th Percentile £45,000 £45,600 £41,750
25th Percentile £56,250 £56,250 £51,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £72,500 £72,500 £67,500
Median % change year-on-year - +7.41% +3.85%
75th Percentile £92,500 £87,500 £83,750
90th Percentile £108,750 £105,000 £102,500
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
% change year-on-year - +3.70% +3.85%

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 27 January 2022.

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 January 2022. 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
Jobs
Moorgate - 3 - -
London Bridge - 1 £50,000 -
SQL Server
Central London

For the 6 months to 27 January 2022, 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.

1 253 (52.49%) C#
1 253 (52.49%) SQL
2 216 (44.81%) Finance
3 208 (43.15%) Azure
4 194 (40.25%) Agile Software Development
5 190 (39.42%) .NET
6 173 (35.89%) Microsoft
7 135 (28.01%) JavaScript
8 110 (22.82%) Windows
8 110 (22.82%) Social Skills
9 103 (21.37%) DevOps
10 102 (21.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 91 (18.88%) T-SQL
12 88 (18.26%) Oracle
12 88 (18.26%) Business Intelligence
13 86 (17.84%) .NET Core
14 80 (16.60%) CSS
15 78 (16.18%) Degree
15 78 (16.18%) Software Engineering
16 77 (15.98%) .NET Framework
17 75 (15.56%) HTML
17 75 (15.56%) AngularJS
18 71 (14.73%) ASP.NET
18 71 (14.73%) Web Services
19 70 (14.52%) QA
20 69 (14.32%) Power Platform
21 68 (14.11%) Microservices
22 67 (13.90%) React
23 66 (13.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
24 64 (13.28%) JIRA

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 55 (11.41%) Confluence
2 18 (3.73%) SharePoint
3 9 (1.87%) MS Exchange
4 5 (1.04%) IIS
4 5 (1.04%) SAS
5 4 (0.83%) SugarCRM
6 2 (0.41%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.41%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (0.41%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (0.41%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.21%) JBoss
7 1 (0.21%) nginx
7 1 (0.21%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.21%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.21%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.21%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.21%) WebSphere
Applications
1 40 (8.30%) Microsoft Excel
2 27 (5.60%) Microsoft Office
3 11 (2.28%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (1.04%) NetSuite
1 5 (1.04%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 4 (0.83%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.62%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.41%) Elite 3E
5 1 (0.21%) Actimize
5 1 (0.21%) Endur
5 1 (0.21%) Northgate Housing
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.21%) Relativity
Cloud Services
1 208 (43.15%) Azure
2 69 (14.32%) Power Platform
3 59 (12.24%) AWS
4 41 (8.51%) Serverless
5 33 (6.85%) GCP
6 23 (4.77%) Microsoft 365
7 19 (3.94%) SaaS
8 17 (3.53%) Azure Active Directory
8 17 (3.53%) Azure Data Factory
9 16 (3.32%) PaaS
10 14 (2.90%) PowerApps
11 13 (2.70%) Azure Service Bus
11 13 (2.70%) Dynamics 365
11 13 (2.70%) IaaS
11 13 (2.70%) Power Automate
12 10 (2.07%) Lucidchart
13 9 (1.87%) Azure App Service
13 9 (1.87%) Azure Key Vault
13 9 (1.87%) Azure Service Fabric
13 9 (1.87%) Azure Storage
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.49%) Firewall
2 10 (2.07%) DNS
3 9 (1.87%) DHCP
4 6 (1.24%) VoIP
5 5 (1.04%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (0.83%) Network Security
7 3 (0.62%) LAN
7 3 (0.62%) TCP/IP
7 3 (0.62%) WAN
8 2 (0.41%) FTP
8 2 (0.41%) SSL
9 1 (0.21%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (0.21%) HTTP
9 1 (0.21%) Internet
9 1 (0.21%) Intranet
9 1 (0.21%) NAS
9 1 (0.21%) SAN
9 1 (0.21%) Skype
9 1 (0.21%) VLAN
9 1 (0.21%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 102 (21.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 66 (13.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 59 (12.24%) Power BI
4 57 (11.83%) Data Warehouse
5 48 (9.96%) Relational Database
6 46 (9.54%) PostgreSQL
7 43 (8.92%) Tableau
8 42 (8.71%) NoSQL
9 34 (7.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 30 (6.22%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 30 (6.22%) SQL Server 2008
11 27 (5.60%) SQL Server 2016
12 24 (4.98%) MongoDB
13 23 (4.77%) Azure SQL Database
14 21 (4.36%) SQL Server 2017
15 14 (2.90%) Metadata
15 14 (2.90%) SQL Server 2014
16 11 (2.28%) MySQL
16 11 (2.28%) SQL Server 2012
17 10 (2.07%) DB2
Development Applications
1 64 (13.28%) JIRA
2 40 (8.30%) Git (software)
3 32 (6.64%) Visual Studio
4 30 (6.22%) Jenkins
5 29 (6.02%) SonarQube
6 26 (5.39%) Team Foundation Server
7 24 (4.98%) Visual Studio Team System
8 22 (4.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 9 (1.87%) NUnit
10 6 (1.24%) Cucumber
10 6 (1.24%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 6 (1.24%) Subversion
11 5 (1.04%) SpecFlow
12 4 (0.83%) TeamCity
12 4 (0.83%) WinDbg
13 3 (0.62%) JMeter
13 3 (0.62%) LoadRunner
13 3 (0.62%) Maven
13 3 (0.62%) Octopus Deploy
13 3 (0.62%) SoapUI
General
1 216 (44.81%) Finance
2 110 (22.82%) Social Skills
3 46 (9.54%) Banking
4 30 (6.22%) Presentation Skills
5 29 (6.02%) Analytical Skills
6 25 (5.19%) Front Office
7 20 (4.15%) Influencing Skills
8 15 (3.11%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 15 (3.11%) Marketing
8 15 (3.11%) Retail
9 13 (2.70%) Investment Banking
10 12 (2.49%) Law
11 8 (1.66%) Advertising
11 8 (1.66%) Organisational Skills
12 6 (1.24%) Documentation Skills
13 5 (1.04%) Back Office
13 5 (1.04%) Financial Institution
13 5 (1.04%) Legal
13 5 (1.04%) Music Industry
13 5 (1.04%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 248 (51.45%) Developer
2 79 (16.39%) Analyst
3 69 (14.32%) Senior Developer
4 56 (11.62%) C# Developer
5 47 (9.75%) SQL Developer
6 44 (9.13%) .NET Developer
7 36 (7.47%) Software Developer
8 32 (6.64%) SQL Analyst
8 32 (6.64%) Technical Leader
9 21 (4.36%) Senior Software Developer
9 21 (4.36%) Support Analyst
10 20 (4.15%) Analyst Developer
10 20 (4.15%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 19 (3.94%) Full Stack Developer
11 19 (3.94%) Software Engineer
12 18 (3.73%) DBA
13 17 (3.53%) Junior
13 17 (3.53%) SQL DBA
14 16 (3.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 16 (3.32%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 190 (39.42%) .NET
2 86 (17.84%) .NET Core
3 80 (16.60%) CSS
4 77 (15.98%) .NET Framework
5 75 (15.56%) AngularJS
5 75 (15.56%) HTML
6 71 (14.73%) ASP.NET
6 71 (14.73%) Web Services
7 67 (13.90%) React
8 58 (12.03%) REST
9 57 (11.83%) Entity Framework
10 54 (11.20%) jQuery
11 53 (11.00%) HTML5
12 38 (7.88%) WCF
13 36 (7.47%) WinForms
14 35 (7.26%) Node.js
15 33 (6.85%) Vue.js
16 32 (6.64%) SOAP
17 28 (5.81%) ASP.NET Web API
18 26 (5.39%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 40 (8.30%) Greenfield Project
2 22 (4.56%) Equities
3 21 (4.36%) User Experience
4 19 (3.94%) N-Tier
4 19 (3.94%) Reinsurance
5 13 (2.70%) Management Information System
6 11 (2.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 11 (2.28%) Replication
7 10 (2.07%) Enterprise Software
8 7 (1.45%) Clustering
8 7 (1.45%) Reference Data
9 6 (1.24%) Fat Client
9 6 (1.24%) Handset
9 6 (1.24%) Hedge funds
9 6 (1.24%) Thin Client
10 5 (1.04%) Algorithms
10 5 (1.04%) Data Structures
10 5 (1.04%) SWIFT
11 4 (0.83%) Derivative
11 4 (0.83%) Legacy Systems
Operating Systems
1 110 (22.82%) Windows
2 39 (8.09%) Windows Server
3 15 (3.11%) Linux
3 15 (3.11%) Windows Server 2016
3 15 (3.11%) Windows Server 2019
4 10 (2.07%) Windows 10
5 9 (1.87%) Unix
6 8 (1.66%) Android
7 5 (1.04%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.62%) Apple iOS
8 3 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.62%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.41%) AIX
10 1 (0.21%) CentOS
10 1 (0.21%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 194 (40.25%) Agile Software Development
2 103 (21.37%) DevOps
3 88 (18.26%) Business Intelligence
4 78 (16.18%) Software Engineering
5 68 (14.11%) Microservices
6 61 (12.66%) Full Stack Development
7 59 (12.24%) Unit Testing
8 56 (11.62%) Analytics
9 51 (10.58%) Computer Science
10 49 (10.17%) Test Automation
11 48 (9.96%) ETL
12 46 (9.54%) Multithreading
12 46 (9.54%) Requirements Gathering
13 44 (9.13%) TDD
14 43 (8.92%) UML
15 42 (8.71%) Continuous Integration
15 42 (8.71%) MVC
15 42 (8.71%) Problem-Solving
16 41 (8.51%) Migration
17 39 (8.09%) Multithreaded Programming
Programming Languages
1 253 (52.49%) C#
1 253 (52.49%) SQL
2 135 (28.01%) JavaScript
3 91 (18.88%) T-SQL
4 59 (12.24%) Python
5 42 (8.71%) Java
6 39 (8.09%) PowerShell
7 34 (7.05%) VB
8 26 (5.39%) TypeScript
9 21 (4.36%) C++
10 15 (3.11%) VBA
11 12 (2.49%) R
12 10 (2.07%) C
13 9 (1.87%) VBScript
14 8 (1.66%) ES6
14 8 (1.66%) XPath
15 6 (1.24%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 5 (1.04%) PHP
17 4 (0.83%) Java 11
17 4 (0.83%) VB6
Qualifications
1 78 (16.18%) Degree
2 27 (5.60%) Master's Degree
3 18 (3.73%) Computer Science Degree
4 13 (2.70%) ITIL Certification
5 6 (1.24%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (1.04%) Security Cleared
7 4 (0.83%) PhD
8 3 (0.62%) SAS Certification
8 3 (0.62%) SC Cleared
9 2 (0.41%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.41%) MCSE
10 1 (0.21%) A+ Certification
10 1 (0.21%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.21%) CEH
10 1 (0.21%) CISA
10 1 (0.21%) CISSP
10 1 (0.21%) ECSA
10 1 (0.21%) MCSA
10 1 (0.21%) MOS
10 1 (0.21%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (14.52%) QA
2 22 (4.56%) Data Quality
2 22 (4.56%) GDPR
3 13 (2.70%) SLA
4 3 (0.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.21%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.21%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 45 (9.34%) Docker
2 36 (7.47%) Active Directory
3 19 (3.94%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (2.70%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (1.04%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.41%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 2 (0.41%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.41%) vSphere
7 1 (0.21%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 43 (8.92%) Kubernetes
2 9 (1.87%) Ansible
3 8 (1.66%) SCCM
4 7 (1.45%) Terraform
5 6 (1.24%) Perfmon
6 4 (0.83%) Microsoft Intune
7 3 (0.62%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (0.62%) Microsoft Clustering
8 2 (0.41%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 2 (0.41%) MOM
8 2 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.21%) Automic
9 1 (0.21%) Control-M
9 1 (0.21%) EMC NetWorker
9 1 (0.21%) Grafana
9 1 (0.21%) HAProxy
9 1 (0.21%) Nessus
9 1 (0.21%) Prometheus
9 1 (0.21%) Puppet
9 1 (0.21%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 173 (35.89%) Microsoft
2 88 (18.26%) Oracle
3 28 (5.81%) VMware
4 24 (4.98%) Atlassian
5 15 (3.11%) Bloomberg
6 11 (2.28%) Citrix
7 10 (2.07%) Apple
8 9 (1.87%) Databricks
8 9 (1.87%) Tradeweb
9 8 (1.66%) MarketAxess
10 7 (1.45%) Alteryx
10 7 (1.45%) RedGate
10 7 (1.45%) Salesforce.com
10 7 (1.45%) Sophos
11 6 (1.24%) Dell
11 6 (1.24%) Google
11 6 (1.24%) Reuters
11 6 (1.24%) ServiceNow
11 6 (1.24%) SolarWinds
12 5 (1.04%) HubSpot