Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 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
17 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 24 27 16
Rank change year-on-year +3 -11 -4
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 523 317 1,208
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 8.88% 8.86% 12.03%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 29.53% 32.12% 38.90%
Number of salaries quoted 427 256 1,091
10th Percentile £42,650 £42,500 £41,250
25th Percentile £52,500 £50,938 £48,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year +3.85% +4.00% +4.17%
75th Percentile £93,750 £81,231 £77,500
90th Percentile £103,750 £96,250 £83,500
Central London median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year - +4.00% +4.17%

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 1,771 987 3,105
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 30.06% 27.59% 30.92%
Number of salaries quoted 1,566 825 2,791
10th Percentile £46,250 £42,350 £42,500
25th Percentile £56,250 £52,500 £52,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £72,500 £70,000 £67,500
Median % change year-on-year +3.57% +3.70% +3.85%
75th Percentile £95,000 £85,000 £85,000
90th Percentile £108,750 £100,000 £98,750
Central London median annual salary £72,500 £70,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +3.57% +7.69% -

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 17 October 2021.

Salary histogram for SQL Server in the City of London

For the 6 months to 17 October 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.

1 341 (65.20%) C#
2 251 (47.99%) .NET
3 249 (47.61%) Azure
4 243 (46.46%) Finance
5 234 (44.74%) SQL
6 231 (44.17%) Agile Software Development
7 182 (34.80%) JavaScript
8 156 (29.83%) DevOps
9 150 (28.68%) Microsoft
10 144 (27.53%) Social Skills
11 131 (25.05%) Software Engineering
12 113 (21.61%) Windows
13 112 (21.41%) Oracle
14 99 (18.93%) React
15 98 (18.74%) AngularJS
16 97 (18.55%) Full Stack Development
17 96 (18.36%) CSS
18 95 (18.16%) ASP.NET
18 95 (18.16%) HTML
18 95 (18.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 94 (17.97%) Degree
20 92 (17.59%) AWS
21 88 (16.83%) Business Intelligence
21 88 (16.83%) QA
21 88 (16.83%) Microservices
22 86 (16.44%) .NET Core
23 85 (16.25%) Docker
23 85 (16.25%) JIRA
23 85 (16.25%) Python
24 84 (16.06%) Test Automation

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 61 (11.66%) Confluence
2 38 (7.27%) SharePoint
3 16 (3.06%) IIS
4 7 (1.34%) SAS
5 6 (1.15%) CMS
5 6 (1.15%) EPiServer
6 5 (0.96%) MS Exchange
7 3 (0.57%) Apache Spark
7 3 (0.57%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.38%) Apache Airflow
8 2 (0.38%) Apache Pig
8 2 (0.38%) JBoss
8 2 (0.38%) nginx
8 2 (0.38%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.38%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.19%) Apache Pulsar
9 1 (0.19%) Appian
9 1 (0.19%) GlassFish
9 1 (0.19%) Oracle Coherence
9 1 (0.19%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 40 (7.65%) Microsoft Excel
2 37 (7.07%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (1.72%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 18 (3.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 4 (0.76%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.76%) NetSuite
4 3 (0.57%) FastStats
4 3 (0.57%) Unica
5 2 (0.38%) Relativity
6 1 (0.19%) Elite 3E
6 1 (0.19%) Endur
6 1 (0.19%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
6 1 (0.19%) nopCommerce
6 1 (0.19%) Northgate Housing
6 1 (0.19%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.19%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.19%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.19%) Salerio
Cloud Services
1 249 (47.61%) Azure
2 92 (17.59%) AWS
3 75 (14.34%) Serverless
4 57 (10.90%) GCP
5 55 (10.52%) Power Platform
6 38 (7.27%) SaaS
7 24 (4.59%) Microsoft 365
8 23 (4.40%) PaaS
9 19 (3.63%) Azure Data Factory
10 16 (3.06%) Azure Active Directory
11 14 (2.68%) GitHub
12 13 (2.49%) IaaS
13 12 (2.29%) Azure Functions
14 10 (1.91%) Dynamics 365
14 10 (1.91%) Power Automate
14 10 (1.91%) PowerApps
15 9 (1.72%) Azure Service Bus
15 9 (1.72%) Lucidchart
16 8 (1.53%) AWS Lambda
16 8 (1.53%) Azure Storage
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.10%) FTP
2 9 (1.72%) DNS
2 9 (1.72%) Firewall
3 6 (1.15%) DHCP
3 6 (1.15%) VoIP
3 6 (1.15%) VPN
4 4 (0.76%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (0.76%) Cisco IOS
4 4 (0.76%) HTTP
4 4 (0.76%) Network Security
4 4 (0.76%) VLAN
5 3 (0.57%) Cisco Firepower
5 3 (0.57%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (0.57%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.38%) Internet
6 2 (0.38%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.19%) LAN
7 1 (0.19%) SMTP
7 1 (0.19%) SSL
7 1 (0.19%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 95 (18.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 79 (15.11%) Relational Database
3 74 (14.15%) PostgreSQL
4 67 (12.81%) NoSQL
5 56 (10.71%) MongoDB
5 56 (10.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 55 (10.52%) Data Warehouse
7 52 (9.94%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 51 (9.75%) Power BI
9 44 (8.41%) Tableau
10 39 (7.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 32 (6.12%) Azure SQL Database
12 29 (5.54%) SQL Server 2016
13 23 (4.40%) SQL Server 2017
14 21 (4.02%) SQL Server 2008
15 19 (3.63%) MySQL
16 17 (3.25%) Data Lake
17 14 (2.68%) Hadoop
18 13 (2.49%) Big Data
18 13 (2.49%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 85 (16.25%) JIRA
2 55 (10.52%) Jenkins
3 52 (9.94%) Git (software)
3 52 (9.94%) SonarQube
4 49 (9.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 26 (4.97%) Team Foundation Server
6 22 (4.21%) Visual Studio
7 15 (2.87%) Visual Studio Team System
8 8 (1.53%) Octopus Deploy
9 7 (1.34%) NUnit
9 7 (1.34%) TeamCity
9 7 (1.34%) WinDbg
10 6 (1.15%) Subversion
11 4 (0.76%) GitLab
12 3 (0.57%) eggPlant
12 3 (0.57%) ER Studio
12 3 (0.57%) Postman
12 3 (0.57%) REST Assured
12 3 (0.57%) SoapUI
12 3 (0.57%) The Grinder
General
1 243 (46.46%) Finance
2 144 (27.53%) Social Skills
3 46 (8.80%) Presentation Skills
4 44 (8.41%) Influencing Skills
5 40 (7.65%) Front Office
6 33 (6.31%) Banking
7 31 (5.93%) Marketing
8 25 (4.78%) Retail
9 19 (3.63%) Analytical Skills
9 19 (3.63%) Inclusion and Diversity
10 18 (3.44%) Investment Banking
11 17 (3.25%) Games
12 13 (2.49%) Law
13 11 (2.10%) Advertising
13 11 (2.10%) Legal
14 7 (1.34%) Financial Institution
15 5 (0.96%) Organisational Skills
15 5 (0.96%) Pharmaceutical
16 4 (0.76%) Back Office
17 3 (0.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 292 (55.83%) Developer
2 98 (18.74%) C# Developer
3 89 (17.02%) .NET Developer
4 71 (13.58%) Senior Developer
5 54 (10.33%) Software Developer
6 53 (10.13%) C# .NET Developer
6 53 (10.13%) SQL Developer
6 53 (10.13%) Technical Leader
7 46 (8.80%) Analyst
8 36 (6.88%) Full Stack Developer
9 25 (4.78%) Software Engineer
10 24 (4.59%) Applications Support
10 24 (4.59%) Senior Software Developer
11 21 (4.02%) Applications Developer
11 21 (4.02%) Azure Developer
11 21 (4.02%) Lead Developer
11 21 (4.02%) Senior C# Developer
12 18 (3.44%) .NET Applications Developer
12 18 (3.44%) C# Application Developer
12 18 (3.44%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 251 (47.99%) .NET
2 99 (18.93%) React
3 98 (18.74%) AngularJS
4 96 (18.36%) CSS
5 95 (18.16%) ASP.NET
5 95 (18.16%) HTML
6 86 (16.44%) .NET Core
7 76 (14.53%) HTML5
8 74 (14.15%) Node.js
9 72 (13.77%) .NET Framework
10 64 (12.24%) Web Services
11 58 (11.09%) REST
12 55 (10.52%) jQuery
13 52 (9.94%) Entity Framework
14 46 (8.80%) OAuth
14 46 (8.80%) OAuth2
15 45 (8.60%) OpenID
16 33 (6.31%) Vue.js
17 32 (6.12%) ASP.NET Web API
18 29 (5.54%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 55 (10.52%) Greenfield Project
2 39 (7.46%) Equities
3 21 (4.02%) Management Information System
4 18 (3.44%) Enterprise Software
5 16 (3.06%) N-Tier
6 14 (2.68%) User Experience
7 11 (2.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 11 (2.10%) Hedge funds
8 9 (1.72%) Fat Client
8 9 (1.72%) Handset
8 9 (1.72%) Thin Client
9 5 (0.96%) Data Centre
9 5 (0.96%) Marketing Technology
9 5 (0.96%) Reinsurance
9 5 (0.96%) Replication
10 4 (0.76%) Clustering
10 4 (0.76%) Data Structures
10 4 (0.76%) Derivative
10 4 (0.76%) Fixed Income
10 4 (0.76%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 113 (21.61%) Windows
2 33 (6.31%) Windows Server
3 14 (2.68%) Android
3 14 (2.68%) Linux
4 12 (2.29%) Unix
5 9 (1.72%) Windows 10
6 8 (1.53%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (1.15%) Apple iOS
8 5 (0.96%) Windows Server 2016
8 5 (0.96%) Windows Server 2019
9 3 (0.57%) VMS
10 2 (0.38%) CentOS
10 2 (0.38%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.19%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 231 (44.17%) Agile Software Development
2 156 (29.83%) DevOps
3 131 (25.05%) Software Engineering
4 97 (18.55%) Full Stack Development
5 88 (16.83%) Business Intelligence
5 88 (16.83%) Microservices
6 84 (16.06%) Test Automation
7 71 (13.58%) MVC
8 67 (12.81%) Computer Science
9 65 (12.43%) UML
10 60 (11.47%) Continuous Integration
11 58 (11.09%) TDD
12 57 (10.90%) Multithreading
13 54 (10.33%) Event-Driven
13 54 (10.33%) Event-Driven Architecture
14 53 (10.13%) Data Privacy
14 53 (10.13%) Requirements Gathering
15 52 (9.94%) Code Coverage
15 52 (9.94%) Process Management
15 52 (9.94%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 341 (65.20%) C#
2 234 (44.74%) SQL
3 182 (34.80%) JavaScript
4 85 (16.25%) Python
5 74 (14.15%) T-SQL
6 69 (13.19%) Java
7 48 (9.18%) C++
7 48 (9.18%) PowerShell
8 36 (6.88%) TypeScript
9 24 (4.59%) VB
10 18 (3.44%) VBA
11 17 (3.25%) ES6
12 13 (2.49%) R
13 12 (2.29%) VBScript
14 10 (1.91%) C
15 6 (1.15%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 4 (0.76%) Go
17 3 (0.57%) PHP
17 3 (0.57%) Scala
17 3 (0.57%) XPath
Qualifications
1 94 (17.97%) Degree
2 52 (9.94%) Master's Degree
3 14 (2.68%) Computer Science Degree
4 5 (0.96%) SC Cleared
4 5 (0.96%) Security Cleared
5 3 (0.57%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (0.57%) SAS Certification
6 2 (0.38%) DBS Check
6 2 (0.38%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.38%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 2 (0.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (0.38%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (0.38%) MCSE
7 1 (0.19%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.19%) CEH
7 1 (0.19%) EC-Council LPT
7 1 (0.19%) ECSA
7 1 (0.19%) MOS
7 1 (0.19%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (0.19%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 88 (16.83%) QA
2 50 (9.56%) GDPR
3 23 (4.40%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.57%) SLA
5 2 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.19%) GRC
6 1 (0.19%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.19%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 85 (16.25%) Docker
2 26 (4.97%) Active Directory
3 10 (1.91%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.96%) vSphere
5 4 (0.76%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.76%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.57%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 2 (0.38%) Apache Flume
7 2 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.19%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 72 (13.77%) Kubernetes
2 26 (4.97%) Terraform
3 15 (2.87%) Opscode Chef
4 12 (2.29%) SCCM
5 9 (1.72%) Ansible
6 7 (1.34%) Perfmon
7 6 (1.15%) Puppet
8 4 (0.76%) Grafana
9 3 (0.57%) Backup Exec
9 3 (0.57%) HAProxy
9 3 (0.57%) HP Quality Center
9 3 (0.57%) Microsoft Clustering
9 3 (0.57%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 2 (0.38%) Microsoft Intune
10 2 (0.38%) MOM
10 2 (0.38%) Prometheus
11 1 (0.19%) Graphite
11 1 (0.19%) HP Fortify
11 1 (0.19%) Salt
11 1 (0.19%) vMotion
Vendors
1 150 (28.68%) Microsoft
2 112 (21.41%) Oracle
3 21 (4.02%) Atlassian
4 19 (3.63%) Bloomberg
5 18 (3.44%) VMware
6 17 (3.25%) Fidessa
7 13 (2.49%) Databricks
8 12 (2.29%) Charles River
9 11 (2.10%) Salesforce.com
10 10 (1.91%) Apple
10 10 (1.91%) Tradeweb
11 9 (1.72%) Reuters
12 8 (1.53%) Cisco
13 7 (1.34%) Alteryx
13 7 (1.34%) IBM
13 7 (1.34%) Portware
14 6 (1.15%) Dell
14 6 (1.15%) Intapp
15 5 (0.96%) Google
15 5 (0.96%) Teradata