Period
to 25 February 2021

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 February 2021 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 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 20 20 13
Rank change year-on-year 0 -7 -3
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 472 796 1,301
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 10.11% 8.76% 12.56%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 33.48% 34.44% 41.42%
Number of salaries quoted 438 716 1,212
Median annual salary £68,750 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.58% - +4.35%
10th Percentile £37,888 £38,750 £38,750
90th Percentile £104,125 £85,000 £85,000
Central London median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £58,000
% change year-on-year +8.33% +3.45% +5.45%

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 1,410 2,311 3,141
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 30.19% 25.43% 30.32%
Number of salaries quoted 1,214 2,041 2,849
Median annual salary £72,500 £67,500 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.41% +3.85% +6.56%
10th Percentile £43,750 £42,500 £41,250
90th Percentile £105,000 £105,000 £96,250
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year +3.70% +3.85% +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 February 2021.

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 25 February 2021. 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 - 1 £50,000 -
SQL Server
Central London

For the 6 months to 25 February 2021, 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.

1 282 (59.75%) SQL
2 245 (51.91%) Azure
3 243 (51.48%) .NET
4 231 (48.94%) C#
5 190 (40.25%) Agile Software Development
6 186 (39.41%) Finance
7 157 (33.26%) Microsoft
8 146 (30.93%) DevOps
9 139 (29.45%) T-SQL
10 131 (27.75%) CSS
11 129 (27.33%) JavaScript
12 120 (25.42%) Test Automation
13 116 (24.58%) Microservices
14 115 (24.36%) Continuous Integration
15 108 (22.88%) SharePoint
16 107 (22.67%) Web Services
16 107 (22.67%) Business Intelligence
17 105 (22.25%) React
17 105 (22.25%) .NET Core
18 104 (22.03%) jQuery
19 103 (21.82%) Power Platform
20 102 (21.61%) MVC
21 100 (21.19%) Twitter Bootstrap
22 98 (20.76%) Team Foundation Server
22 98 (20.76%) Deployment Automation
23 95 (20.13%) ASP.NET Web API
24 93 (19.70%) .NET Framework
24 93 (19.70%) Degree
25 91 (19.28%) OO
26 90 (19.07%) SQL Server Integration Services

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
1 108 (22.88%) SharePoint
2 12 (2.54%) IIS
3 10 (2.12%) Apache Spark
4 7 (1.48%) Confluence
4 7 (1.48%) SAS
5 6 (1.27%) Elasticsearch
5 6 (1.27%) MS Exchange
6 4 (0.85%) JBoss
7 3 (0.64%) CMS
7 3 (0.64%) EPiServer
7 3 (0.64%) IBM Notes
7 3 (0.64%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.42%) Apache
8 2 (0.42%) GlassFish
8 2 (0.42%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.21%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.21%) Content Management Server
9 1 (0.21%) IBM HTTP Server
9 1 (0.21%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.21%) Umbraco
Applications
1 15 (3.18%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (2.97%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 77 (16.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (2.33%) Siebel CRM
3 3 (0.64%) iTrent
3 3 (0.64%) Northgate Housing
3 3 (0.64%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.42%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 2 (0.42%) Relativity
5 1 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.21%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.21%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 245 (51.91%) Azure
2 103 (21.82%) Power Platform
3 83 (17.58%) PaaS
4 59 (12.50%) AWS
5 50 (10.59%) Azure Active Directory
6 44 (9.32%) Azure Data Factory
7 43 (9.11%) SaaS
8 30 (6.36%) Dynamics 365
9 28 (5.93%) Microsoft 365
10 16 (3.39%) PowerApps
11 13 (2.75%) Cloud Computing
12 11 (2.33%) IaaS
13 10 (2.12%) GitHub
13 10 (2.12%) Power Automate
14 9 (1.91%) GCP
14 9 (1.91%) Serverless
15 6 (1.27%) Azure Functions
15 6 (1.27%) npm
15 6 (1.27%) OpenShift
16 5 (1.06%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.12%) Firewall
2 7 (1.48%) DHCP
2 7 (1.48%) DNS
3 6 (1.27%) LAN
3 6 (1.27%) WAN
4 5 (1.06%) MPLS
5 3 (0.64%) SAN
5 3 (0.64%) SSL
5 3 (0.64%) VoIP
5 3 (0.64%) VPN
6 2 (0.42%) BGP
6 2 (0.42%) HTTP
6 2 (0.42%) Kerberos
7 1 (0.21%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (0.21%) FTP
7 1 (0.21%) Intranet
7 1 (0.21%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (0.21%) Skype
7 1 (0.21%) VSAN
7 1 (0.21%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 90 (19.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 81 (17.16%) Data Warehouse
3 75 (15.89%) Power BI
4 69 (14.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 69 (14.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 64 (13.56%) NoSQL
6 60 (12.71%) Data Lake
7 55 (11.65%) Azure SQL Database
8 33 (6.99%) MongoDB
9 28 (5.93%) SQL Server 2017
10 27 (5.72%) SQL Server 2012
10 27 (5.72%) Tableau
11 24 (5.08%) MySQL
11 24 (5.08%) Relational Database
12 23 (4.87%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 19 (4.03%) SQL Server 2016
14 15 (3.18%) PostgreSQL
15 13 (2.75%) Hadoop
16 11 (2.33%) Siebel EIM
17 10 (2.12%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 98 (20.76%) Team Foundation Server
2 69 (14.62%) Visual Studio Team System
3 44 (9.32%) Git (software)
4 14 (2.97%) Visual Studio
5 13 (2.75%) Jenkins
6 12 (2.54%) JIRA
7 11 (2.33%) Bitbucket
8 10 (2.12%) Selenium
9 9 (1.91%) TeamCity
10 8 (1.69%) Octopus Deploy
11 6 (1.27%) Artifactory
11 6 (1.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 6 (1.27%) GitLab
12 5 (1.06%) Moq
12 5 (1.06%) MSTest
12 5 (1.06%) NUnit
13 4 (0.85%) Cypress.io
13 4 (0.85%) Gradle
13 4 (0.85%) JUnit
13 4 (0.85%) Maven
General
1 186 (39.41%) Finance
2 20 (4.24%) Banking
2 20 (4.24%) Front Office
3 11 (2.33%) Marketing
4 8 (1.69%) Back Office
5 7 (1.48%) Games
6 6 (1.27%) Legal
7 5 (1.06%) Advertising
8 4 (0.85%) Law
8 4 (0.85%) Public Sector
8 4 (0.85%) Retail
9 3 (0.64%) Social Housing
10 2 (0.42%) Housing Association
10 2 (0.42%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.42%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.21%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.21%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.21%) Private Banking
11 1 (0.21%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 269 (56.99%) Developer
2 130 (27.54%) C# Developer
3 99 (20.97%) Senior Developer
4 79 (16.74%) .NET Developer
5 78 (16.53%) Azure Developer
6 68 (14.41%) Senior C# Developer
7 58 (12.29%) Analyst
8 56 (11.86%) SQL Developer
9 54 (11.44%) C# .NET Developer
10 51 (10.81%) Architect
11 45 (9.53%) Senior .NET Developer
12 41 (8.69%) Senior C# .NET Developer
12 41 (8.69%) Senior SQL Developer
13 38 (8.05%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
14 37 (7.84%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 27 (5.72%) Software Developer
16 25 (5.30%) Applications Architect
17 22 (4.66%) Enterprise Architect
18 20 (4.24%) Enterprise Applications Architect
19 19 (4.03%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 243 (51.48%) .NET
2 131 (27.75%) CSS
3 107 (22.67%) Web Services
4 105 (22.25%) .NET Core
4 105 (22.25%) React
5 104 (22.03%) jQuery
6 100 (21.19%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 95 (20.13%) ASP.NET Web API
8 93 (19.70%) .NET Framework
9 83 (17.58%) Entity Framework
10 54 (11.44%) REST
11 49 (10.38%) XML
12 47 (9.96%) AngularJS
13 43 (9.11%) ASP.NET
14 39 (8.26%) HTML
15 31 (6.57%) Ajax
16 26 (5.51%) Kafka
17 25 (5.30%) JSON
17 25 (5.30%) SOAP
17 25 (5.30%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 74 (15.68%) Analytical Skills
2 66 (13.98%) N-Tier
3 61 (12.92%) Reinsurance
4 27 (5.72%) Management Information System
5 26 (5.51%) Greenfield Project
6 25 (5.30%) Enterprise Software
7 22 (4.66%) User Experience
8 10 (2.12%) Fixed Income
9 8 (1.69%) Data Centre
9 8 (1.69%) Data Structures
9 8 (1.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 7 (1.48%) EPoS
11 6 (1.27%) Algorithms
11 6 (1.27%) Clustering
11 6 (1.27%) Derivative
11 6 (1.27%) Hedge funds
12 5 (1.06%) Client/Server
12 5 (1.06%) Replication
13 4 (0.85%) Public Cloud
14 3 (0.64%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 47 (9.96%) Windows
2 23 (4.87%) Linux
3 21 (4.45%) Windows Server
4 9 (1.91%) Unix
5 5 (1.06%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (0.85%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.64%) Android
7 3 (0.64%) Apple iOS
7 3 (0.64%) CentOS
7 3 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.42%) Solaris
8 2 (0.42%) VMS
8 2 (0.42%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.42%) Windows Server 2016
8 2 (0.42%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 190 (40.25%) Agile Software Development
2 146 (30.93%) DevOps
3 120 (25.42%) Test Automation
4 116 (24.58%) Microservices
5 115 (24.36%) Continuous Integration
6 107 (22.67%) Business Intelligence
7 102 (21.61%) MVC
8 98 (20.76%) Deployment Automation
9 91 (19.28%) OO
10 89 (18.86%) ETL
11 86 (18.22%) SOLID
12 81 (17.16%) CRM
13 75 (15.89%) SOA
14 71 (15.04%) Mentoring
15 69 (14.62%) Migration
16 62 (13.14%) UML
17 60 (12.71%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
18 48 (10.17%) Computer Science
19 47 (9.96%) Continuous Improvement
20 46 (9.75%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 282 (59.75%) SQL
2 231 (48.94%) C#
3 139 (29.45%) T-SQL
4 129 (27.33%) JavaScript
5 69 (14.62%) Python
6 65 (13.77%) PowerShell
7 30 (6.36%) Java
8 23 (4.87%) R
9 21 (4.45%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 15 (3.18%) TypeScript
11 7 (1.48%) Bash Shell
12 6 (1.27%) PL/SQL
12 6 (1.27%) VB
12 6 (1.27%) VB.NET
13 5 (1.06%) SOQL
13 5 (1.06%) VBA
14 3 (0.64%) Perl
14 3 (0.64%) PHP
14 3 (0.64%) Ruby
14 3 (0.64%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 93 (19.70%) Degree
2 40 (8.47%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (1.48%) PhD
4 6 (1.27%) Master's Degree
5 4 (0.85%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (0.64%) ISEB
6 3 (0.64%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 3 (0.64%) SC Cleared
6 3 (0.64%) Security Cleared
7 2 (0.42%) CISM
7 2 (0.42%) CISSP
7 2 (0.42%) MCSE
7 2 (0.42%) PCI QSA
7 2 (0.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.21%) A+ Certification
8 1 (0.21%) CCNA
8 1 (0.21%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.21%) MCSA
8 1 (0.21%) MOS
8 1 (0.21%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (1.69%) Data Quality
1 8 (1.69%) QA
2 4 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (0.85%) SLA
3 3 (0.64%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.64%) PSD2
4 2 (0.42%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (0.42%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 2 (0.42%) GDPR
5 1 (0.21%) WCAG
System Software
1 24 (5.08%) Active Directory
2 23 (4.87%) Docker
3 14 (2.97%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (1.06%) Virtual Desktop
4 5 (1.06%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (0.85%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.85%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (0.64%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (0.21%) HDFS
7 1 (0.21%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.21%) vSphere
7 1 (0.21%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 58 (12.29%) Terraform
2 52 (11.02%) Opscode Chef
3 14 (2.97%) Ansible
4 12 (2.54%) Kubernetes
5 8 (1.69%) Puppet
5 8 (1.69%) SCCM
6 4 (0.85%) Prometheus
6 4 (0.85%) Rancher
6 4 (0.85%) vCenter Server
7 3 (0.64%) Control-M
7 3 (0.64%) Microsoft Clustering
7 3 (0.64%) Microsoft Intune
7 3 (0.64%) Oracle RMAN
7 3 (0.64%) ZABBIX
8 2 (0.42%) Nagios
8 2 (0.42%) SCOM
9 1 (0.21%) AssetCenter
9 1 (0.21%) Foglight
9 1 (0.21%) Grafana
9 1 (0.21%) Packer
Vendors
1 157 (33.26%) Microsoft
2 60 (12.71%) Nintex
3 56 (11.86%) Databricks
4 42 (8.90%) Oracle
5 21 (4.45%) Charles River
6 20 (4.24%) VMware
7 18 (3.81%) Salesforce.com
8 11 (2.33%) Siebel
9 9 (1.91%) QAD
10 7 (1.48%) Cisco
10 7 (1.48%) Google
11 6 (1.27%) Citrix
11 6 (1.27%) Sybase
12 5 (1.06%) Splunk
12 5 (1.06%) Talend
13 4 (0.85%) IBM
13 4 (0.85%) SolarWinds
14 3 (0.64%) BMC
14 3 (0.64%) Informatica
14 3 (0.64%) Northgate