Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 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
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 13 10 9
Rank change year-on-year -3 -1 +2
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 1,306 1,404 1,590
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 12.77% 13.56% 14.92%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 42.21% 44.11% 48.42%
Number of salaries quoted 1,172 1,276 1,495
City of London median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% - -
10th Percentile £38,750 £41,250 £35,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £78,750
Central London median annual salary £58,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +5.45% - +0.92%

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 3,094 3,183 3,284
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 30.25% 30.74% 30.82%
Number of salaries quoted 2,788 2,862 3,038
City of London median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% +4.35% -
10th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £36,750
90th Percentile £96,250 £87,500 £87,500
Central London median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +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 16 January 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 16 January 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 - 14 £65,000 - 1
London Bridge +8 10 £60,000 +14.29%
SQL Server
Central London

For the 6 months to 16 January 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.

1 822 (62.94%) SQL
2 744 (56.97%) C#
3 672 (51.45%) .NET
4 541 (41.42%) Finance
5 462 (35.38%) Microsoft
6 450 (34.46%) Agile Software Development
7 375 (28.71%) MVC
8 373 (28.56%) JavaScript
9 361 (27.64%) T-SQL
10 327 (25.04%) Microsoft Azure
11 321 (24.58%) ASP.NET
12 298 (22.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 269 (20.60%) AngularJS
14 253 (19.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 252 (19.30%) ASP.NET Web API
16 234 (17.92%) Business Intelligence
17 233 (17.84%) CSS
18 232 (17.76%) HTML
19 224 (17.15%) Oracle
20 216 (16.54%) Windows
21 197 (15.08%) .NET Framework
22 173 (13.25%) ASP.NET MVC
23 171 (13.09%) jQuery
24 164 (12.56%) Degree
25 153 (11.72%) Team Foundation Server
25 153 (11.72%) TDD
26 149 (11.41%) OO
27 148 (11.33%) ETL
27 148 (11.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
28 145 (11.10%) Data Warehouse

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
1 100 (7.66%) SharePoint
2 62 (4.75%) IIS
3 33 (2.53%) CMS
4 29 (2.22%) MS Exchange
5 19 (1.45%) WebSphere
6 18 (1.38%) Apache
7 17 (1.30%) Confluence
7 17 (1.30%) Elasticsearch
8 16 (1.23%) Tomcat
9 12 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2010
9 12 (0.92%) Oracle Workflow
10 11 (0.84%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 11 (0.84%) Umbraco
11 10 (0.77%) Sitecore CMS
12 9 (0.69%) Apache Spark
13 8 (0.61%) EPiServer
13 8 (0.61%) Skype for Business
14 7 (0.54%) JBoss
14 7 (0.54%) OpenStack
14 7 (0.54%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 103 (7.89%) Microsoft Excel
2 31 (2.37%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.31%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 60 (4.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (1.00%) Markit EDM
3 12 (0.92%) Front Arena
3 12 (0.92%) thinkFolio
4 9 (0.69%) FastStats
5 6 (0.46%) Salerio
5 6 (0.46%) SunGard GMI
6 4 (0.31%) Cognos TM1
6 4 (0.31%) Infor SunSystems
6 4 (0.31%) ReMetrica
7 3 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (0.23%) Visualfiles
8 2 (0.15%) Temenos T24
9 1 (0.077%) Cognos Planning
9 1 (0.077%) Eagle PACE
9 1 (0.077%) PlanetPress Connect
9 1 (0.077%) Relativity
9 1 (0.077%) Sage 50
9 1 (0.077%) SAP BPC
9 1 (0.077%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 327 (25.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 136 (10.41%) Amazon AWS
3 37 (2.83%) SaaS
4 24 (1.84%) Office 365
5 18 (1.38%) Azure Data Factory
5 18 (1.38%) IaaS
5 18 (1.38%) Serverless
6 16 (1.23%) Azure Active Directory
7 14 (1.07%) Google Cloud Platform
7 14 (1.07%) PaaS
8 11 (0.84%) Azure Functions
9 9 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
10 8 (0.61%) AWS Lambda
11 7 (0.54%) GitHub
11 7 (0.54%) OpenShift
12 6 (0.46%) npm
12 6 (0.46%) NuGet
13 5 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
13 5 (0.38%) Azure Machine Learning
13 5 (0.38%) Data Lake Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 49 (3.75%) DNS
2 45 (3.45%) Firewall
3 33 (2.53%) TCP/IP
4 24 (1.84%) SAN
5 23 (1.76%) LAN
6 21 (1.61%) DHCP
7 20 (1.53%) VLAN
7 20 (1.53%) WAN
8 17 (1.30%) SSL
8 17 (1.30%) VPN
9 16 (1.23%) HTTP
10 15 (1.15%) Network Security
11 10 (0.77%) VoIP
12 9 (0.69%) FTP
13 8 (0.61%) Internet
13 8 (0.61%) NetScaler
14 7 (0.54%) MPLS
15 6 (0.46%) iSCSI
15 6 (0.46%) NAS
15 6 (0.46%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 298 (22.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 253 (19.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 148 (11.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 145 (11.10%) Data Warehouse
5 114 (8.73%) SQL Server 2012
6 108 (8.27%) SQL Server 2016
7 105 (8.04%) Power BI
7 105 (8.04%) Relational Database
8 82 (6.28%) SQL Server 2008
9 80 (6.13%) NoSQL
10 70 (5.36%) SQL Server 2014
11 46 (3.52%) PostgreSQL
12 44 (3.37%) RDBMS
13 41 (3.14%) MySQL
14 35 (2.68%) Crystal Reports
15 34 (2.60%) MongoDB
16 31 (2.37%) Big Data
17 27 (2.07%) Azure SQL Database
17 27 (2.07%) BusinessObjects
18 26 (1.99%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 153 (11.72%) Team Foundation Server
2 128 (9.80%) Visual Studio
3 91 (6.97%) Git (software)
4 61 (4.67%) Visual Studio Team System
5 59 (4.52%) TeamCity
6 51 (3.91%) Selenium
7 45 (3.45%) JIRA
8 43 (3.29%) Subversion
9 39 (2.99%) Jenkins
10 38 (2.91%) NUnit
11 35 (2.68%) Octopus Deploy
12 31 (2.37%) Eclipse
13 21 (1.61%) Oracle Forms
14 20 (1.53%) Maven
15 18 (1.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
16 13 (1.00%) SpecFlow
17 11 (0.84%) JUnit
18 10 (0.77%) Gradle
19 9 (0.69%) Hudson
20 8 (0.61%) Mockito
General
1 541 (41.42%) Finance
2 145 (11.10%) Banking
3 57 (4.36%) Advertising
4 53 (4.06%) Front Office
5 40 (3.06%) Investment Banking
6 24 (1.84%) Back Office
7 22 (1.68%) Legal
7 22 (1.68%) Retail
8 20 (1.53%) Financial Institution
9 16 (1.23%) Marketing
9 16 (1.23%) Telecoms
10 15 (1.15%) Law
11 11 (0.84%) German Language
12 9 (0.69%) Electronics
13 8 (0.61%) French Language
14 5 (0.38%) Games
14 5 (0.38%) International Banking
14 5 (0.38%) Publishing
15 3 (0.23%) Corporate Banking
15 3 (0.23%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 760 (58.19%) Developer
2 333 (25.50%) .NET Developer
3 315 (24.12%) C# Developer
4 197 (15.08%) SQL Developer
5 185 (14.17%) C# .NET Developer
6 181 (13.86%) Senior Developer
7 179 (13.71%) Analyst
8 100 (7.66%) Senior .NET Developer
9 97 (7.43%) Architect
10 78 (5.97%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 75 (5.74%) SQL Server Developer
12 70 (5.36%) Lead Developer
13 65 (4.98%) Applications Support
13 65 (4.98%) Solutions Architect
14 60 (4.59%) WPF Developer
15 57 (4.36%) SQL Analyst
16 51 (3.91%) Senior C# Developer
17 45 (3.45%) ASP.NET Developer
17 45 (3.45%) C# ASP.NET Developer
18 42 (3.22%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 672 (51.45%) .NET
2 321 (24.58%) ASP.NET
3 269 (20.60%) AngularJS
4 252 (19.30%) ASP.NET Web API
5 233 (17.84%) CSS
6 232 (17.76%) HTML
7 197 (15.08%) .NET Framework
8 173 (13.25%) ASP.NET MVC
9 171 (13.09%) jQuery
10 137 (10.49%) Entity Framework
11 136 (10.41%) Web Services
12 132 (10.11%) .NET Core
13 131 (10.03%) WPF
14 112 (8.58%) React
14 112 (8.58%) XML
15 94 (7.20%) WCF
16 87 (6.66%) HTML5
17 75 (5.74%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 62 (4.75%) JSON
19 50 (3.83%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 96 (7.35%) Greenfield Project
2 79 (6.05%) Analytical Skills
3 61 (4.67%) Reinsurance
4 59 (4.52%) Fintech
5 56 (4.29%) Fixed Income
6 55 (4.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 55 (4.21%) N-Tier
7 49 (3.75%) Data Structures
8 43 (3.29%) Derivative
9 41 (3.14%) Equities
10 40 (3.06%) Hedge funds
11 34 (2.60%) Management Information System
12 26 (1.99%) User Experience
13 21 (1.61%) Self-Motivation
14 18 (1.38%) Mobile App
15 17 (1.30%) Algorithms
16 15 (1.15%) Clustering
16 15 (1.15%) Data Centre
16 15 (1.15%) Replication
17 12 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 216 (16.54%) Windows
2 98 (7.50%) Windows Server
3 63 (4.82%) Linux
4 38 (2.91%) Windows Server 2008
4 38 (2.91%) Windows Server 2012
5 37 (2.83%) Unix
6 15 (1.15%) Windows 10
7 10 (0.77%) Android
8 9 (0.69%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (0.54%) Windows 7
10 6 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (0.46%) Ubuntu
11 5 (0.38%) Solaris
12 4 (0.31%) Apple iOS
12 4 (0.31%) Mac OS
12 4 (0.31%) VMS
12 4 (0.31%) Windows XP
13 3 (0.23%) AIX
13 3 (0.23%) CentOS
13 3 (0.23%) openSUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 450 (34.46%) Agile Software Development
2 375 (28.71%) MVC
3 234 (17.92%) Business Intelligence
4 153 (11.72%) TDD
5 149 (11.41%) OO
6 148 (11.33%) ETL
7 123 (9.42%) Problem-Solving
8 120 (9.19%) SOA
9 117 (8.96%) Continuous Integration
10 114 (8.73%) Microservices
11 112 (8.58%) Scrum
12 105 (8.04%) Test Automation
12 105 (8.04%) Web Development
13 97 (7.43%) Waterfall
14 96 (7.35%) SDLC
15 93 (7.12%) Computer Science
15 93 (7.12%) DevOps
16 92 (7.04%) SOLID
17 90 (6.89%) Analytics
18 89 (6.81%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 822 (62.94%) SQL
2 744 (56.97%) C#
3 373 (28.56%) JavaScript
4 361 (27.64%) T-SQL
5 115 (8.81%) Java
6 114 (8.73%) PowerShell
7 107 (8.19%) Python
8 73 (5.59%) VBA
9 68 (5.21%) VB
10 57 (4.36%) VB.NET
11 41 (3.14%) C++
12 37 (2.83%) R
13 36 (2.76%) PL/SQL
14 28 (2.14%) TypeScript
15 23 (1.76%) Perl
16 17 (1.30%) PHP
17 15 (1.15%) F#
18 14 (1.07%) Bash Shell
19 13 (1.00%) ANSI SQL
19 13 (1.00%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 164 (12.56%) Degree
2 32 (2.45%) Computer Science Degree
3 19 (1.45%) Microsoft Certification
4 16 (1.23%) SC Cleared
4 16 (1.23%) Security Cleared
5 15 (1.15%) MCSE
6 12 (0.92%) MCSA
7 6 (0.46%) CCNA
7 6 (0.46%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (0.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (0.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 3 (0.23%) Master's Degree
8 3 (0.23%) MCITP
8 3 (0.23%) VCP6
9 2 (0.15%) AWS Certification
9 2 (0.15%) CompTIA Security+
9 2 (0.15%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.15%) OCP
9 2 (0.15%) PMP
9 2 (0.15%) RHCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (4.36%) QA
2 53 (4.06%) Data Quality
3 14 (1.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 13 (1.00%) GDPR
4 13 (1.00%) MiFID
5 10 (0.77%) Cyber Essentials
5 10 (0.77%) HIPAA
6 7 (0.54%) SLA
7 6 (0.46%) EMIR
8 4 (0.31%) PMO
9 3 (0.23%) WAI
10 2 (0.15%) FATCA
10 2 (0.15%) ISO 20022
10 2 (0.15%) Solvency II
11 1 (0.077%) IFRS
11 1 (0.077%) PCI DSS
11 1 (0.077%) WCAG
System Software
1 91 (6.97%) Active Directory
2 50 (3.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 47 (3.60%) Docker
4 33 (2.53%) XenApp
5 30 (2.30%) Hyper-V
6 10 (0.77%) VMware ESXi
6 10 (0.77%) vSphere
6 10 (0.77%) XenDesktop
7 7 (0.54%) Virtual Machines
8 5 (0.38%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 5 (0.38%) VMware Workstation
9 4 (0.31%) Virtual Servers
10 3 (0.23%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 3 (0.23%) HDFS
11 2 (0.15%) BitLocker
11 2 (0.15%) KVM
11 2 (0.15%) NFS
11 2 (0.15%) SRDF
11 2 (0.15%) Xen
12 1 (0.077%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 25 (1.91%) Kubernetes
2 24 (1.84%) Opscode Chef
3 23 (1.76%) Nagios
4 18 (1.38%) Ansible
4 18 (1.38%) Puppet
5 17 (1.30%) SCCM
6 11 (0.84%) SCOM
7 10 (0.77%) logstash
8 8 (0.61%) SCOrch
9 7 (0.54%) Prometheus
9 7 (0.54%) Terraform
10 6 (0.46%) Kibana
10 6 (0.46%) Microsoft Clustering
11 5 (0.38%) HAProxy
11 5 (0.38%) Tivoli
11 5 (0.38%) ZABBIX
12 4 (0.31%) Backup Exec
12 4 (0.31%) Cisco CUCM
12 4 (0.31%) Salt
12 4 (0.31%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 462 (35.38%) Microsoft
2 224 (17.15%) Oracle
3 72 (5.51%) Tableau
4 69 (5.28%) VMware
5 41 (3.14%) Citrix
6 30 (2.30%) Cisco
7 29 (2.22%) Nintex
8 22 (1.68%) IBM
8 22 (1.68%) SAP
9 21 (1.61%) Sybase
10 20 (1.53%) Google
11 17 (1.30%) Cognos
11 17 (1.30%) ServiceNow
12 13 (1.00%) Charles River
12 13 (1.00%) Sitecore
12 13 (1.00%) Splunk
13 12 (0.92%) Calypso
13 12 (0.92%) NetApp
13 12 (0.92%) Red Hat
13 12 (0.92%) SimCorp