Period
to 24 July 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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 26 26 15
Rank change year-on-year 0 -11 -4
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 497 436 1,377
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 8.83% 7.96% 13.36%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 30.47% 33.16% 42.06%
Number of salaries quoted 411 381 1,254
10th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £41,250
25th Percentile £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.00% +4.17%
75th Percentile £88,750 £82,500 £77,500
90th Percentile £103,750 £95,000 £85,000
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 1,631 1,315 3,274
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 28.99% 24.00% 31.77%
Number of salaries quoted 1,446 1,140 2,963
10th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
25th Percentile £53,750 £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 £90,000 £85,000 £85,000
90th Percentile £107,875 £96,250 £98,750
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year - +7.69% +4.00%

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 24 July 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 24 July 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 +8 1 £50,000 +11.11%
SQL Server
Central London

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

1 302 (60.76%) C#
2 253 (50.91%) Azure
3 248 (49.90%) SQL
4 244 (49.09%) .NET
5 216 (43.46%) Agile Software Development
6 182 (36.62%) DevOps
7 178 (35.81%) Finance
8 171 (34.41%) JavaScript
9 142 (28.57%) Social Skills
10 122 (24.55%) React
11 121 (24.35%) Test Automation
12 118 (23.74%) Microservices
13 117 (23.54%) Degree
13 117 (23.54%) MVC
14 114 (22.94%) T-SQL
15 108 (21.73%) CSS
15 108 (21.73%) Microsoft
16 106 (21.33%) Continuous Integration
17 95 (19.11%) Software Engineering
18 93 (18.71%) UML
19 92 (18.51%) AWS
19 92 (18.51%) .NET Core
20 91 (18.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
21 90 (18.11%) PowerShell
21 90 (18.11%) Oracle
22 89 (17.91%) Windows
23 87 (17.51%) Python
24 84 (16.90%) .NET Framework
25 82 (16.50%) OO
26 80 (16.10%) SharePoint

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 80 (16.10%) SharePoint
2 30 (6.04%) Confluence
3 19 (3.82%) IIS
4 9 (1.81%) CMS
4 9 (1.81%) EPiServer
5 7 (1.41%) MS Exchange
5 7 (1.41%) SAS
6 6 (1.21%) Elasticsearch
7 5 (1.01%) Tomcat
8 4 (0.80%) GlassFish
8 4 (0.80%) JBoss
8 4 (0.80%) WebSphere
9 3 (0.60%) Apache Spark
10 2 (0.40%) Apache Airflow
10 2 (0.40%) Apache Pig
10 2 (0.40%) SugarCRM
10 2 (0.40%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.20%) Apache
11 1 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.20%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 25 (5.03%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (4.02%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.80%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 63 (12.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.80%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 3 (0.60%) FastStats
3 3 (0.60%) Unica
4 2 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.40%) Relativity
4 2 (0.40%) Temenos T24
5 1 (0.20%) nopCommerce
5 1 (0.20%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.20%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.20%) Salerio
5 1 (0.20%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 253 (50.91%) Azure
2 92 (18.51%) AWS
3 71 (14.29%) Serverless
4 62 (12.47%) Power Platform
5 60 (12.07%) PaaS
6 57 (11.47%) Azure Active Directory
7 47 (9.46%) Azure Key Vault
8 46 (9.26%) Azure Storage
9 45 (9.05%) Azure Service Bus
10 44 (8.85%) Azure App Service
10 44 (8.85%) Azure Service Fabric
11 41 (8.25%) GCP
12 37 (7.44%) SaaS
13 29 (5.84%) Azure Functions
13 29 (5.84%) Microsoft 365
14 27 (5.43%) Azure Data Factory
15 25 (5.03%) GitHub
16 20 (4.02%) Power Automate
16 20 (4.02%) PowerApps
17 12 (2.41%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.21%) FTP
2 10 (2.01%) Firewall
3 9 (1.81%) DNS
4 8 (1.61%) DHCP
4 8 (1.61%) VPN
5 4 (0.80%) Cisco IOS
5 4 (0.80%) HTTP
5 4 (0.80%) TCP/IP
5 4 (0.80%) VLAN
6 3 (0.60%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (0.60%) Cisco Firepower
6 3 (0.60%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (0.60%) LAN
6 3 (0.60%) SAN
6 3 (0.60%) VoIP
7 2 (0.40%) BGP
7 2 (0.40%) Internet
7 2 (0.40%) WAN
8 1 (0.20%) SMTP
8 1 (0.20%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 91 (18.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 79 (15.90%) Relational Database
3 71 (14.29%) NoSQL
4 67 (13.48%) MongoDB
4 67 (13.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 65 (13.08%) Data Warehouse
6 60 (12.07%) PostgreSQL
7 55 (11.07%) Power BI
8 44 (8.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 38 (7.65%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 37 (7.44%) Azure SQL Database
11 23 (4.63%) Tableau
12 22 (4.43%) SQL Server 2016
13 21 (4.23%) RDBMS
14 20 (4.02%) MySQL
15 19 (3.82%) Data Lake
15 19 (3.82%) SQL Server 2012
15 19 (3.82%) SQL Server 2017
16 16 (3.22%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 15 (3.02%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 70 (14.08%) Team Foundation Server
2 59 (11.87%) Git (software)
3 56 (11.27%) JIRA
4 55 (11.07%) Jenkins
5 54 (10.87%) Visual Studio Team System
6 41 (8.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 35 (7.04%) SonarQube
8 24 (4.83%) Octopus Deploy
8 24 (4.83%) TeamCity
9 18 (3.62%) Visual Studio
10 12 (2.41%) Artifactory
11 7 (1.41%) NUnit
11 7 (1.41%) Selenium
12 6 (1.21%) Visual Studio Coded UI
13 5 (1.01%) Bitbucket
13 5 (1.01%) GitLab
14 4 (0.80%) Apache Archiva
14 4 (0.80%) Postman
14 4 (0.80%) Sonatype Nexus
14 4 (0.80%) Subversion
General
1 178 (35.81%) Finance
2 142 (28.57%) Social Skills
3 48 (9.66%) Analytical Skills
4 33 (6.64%) Influencing Skills
5 32 (6.44%) Marketing
5 32 (6.44%) Presentation Skills
6 30 (6.04%) Front Office
7 23 (4.63%) Retail
8 21 (4.23%) Banking
9 20 (4.02%) Games
10 15 (3.02%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 13 (2.62%) Investment Banking
12 10 (2.01%) Legal
13 8 (1.61%) Law
14 7 (1.41%) Online Betting
14 7 (1.41%) Telecoms
15 5 (1.01%) Advertising
16 4 (0.80%) Documentation Skills
16 4 (0.80%) Financial Institution
16 4 (0.80%) Public Speaking
Job Titles
1 277 (55.73%) Developer
2 132 (26.56%) C# Developer
3 93 (18.71%) .NET Developer
4 83 (16.70%) Senior Developer
5 72 (14.49%) C# .NET Developer
6 56 (11.27%) SQL Developer
7 54 (10.87%) Azure Developer
8 50 (10.06%) Senior C# Developer
9 38 (7.65%) Analyst
10 37 (7.44%) Technical Leader
11 33 (6.64%) Applications Support
12 31 (6.24%) Software Developer
13 26 (5.23%) Senior SQL Developer
14 25 (5.03%) Full Stack Developer
15 24 (4.83%) Senior .NET Developer
16 21 (4.23%) Senior C# .NET Developer
17 20 (4.02%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
18 18 (3.62%) Business Intelligence Developer
18 18 (3.62%) Integration Developer
18 18 (3.62%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 244 (49.09%) .NET
2 122 (24.55%) React
3 108 (21.73%) CSS
4 92 (18.51%) .NET Core
5 84 (16.90%) .NET Framework
6 77 (15.49%) jQuery
7 76 (15.29%) ASP.NET Web API
8 71 (14.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 70 (14.08%) AngularJS
10 69 (13.88%) Entity Framework
10 69 (13.88%) Web Services
11 65 (13.08%) ASP.NET
12 62 (12.47%) HTML
13 59 (11.87%) Node.js
14 43 (8.65%) REST
15 42 (8.45%) HTML5
16 41 (8.25%) JSON
17 35 (7.04%) OAuth
18 34 (6.84%) OAuth2
19 33 (6.64%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 52 (10.46%) N-Tier
2 35 (7.04%) Greenfield Project
3 30 (6.04%) Reinsurance
4 27 (5.43%) Management Information System
5 18 (3.62%) Equities
6 16 (3.22%) Hedge funds
7 14 (2.82%) User Experience
8 13 (2.62%) Enterprise Software
9 10 (2.01%) Clustering
9 10 (2.01%) Social Media
10 9 (1.81%) Fixed Income
11 7 (1.41%) Data Centre
11 7 (1.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 5 (1.01%) Derivative
13 4 (0.80%) Marketing Technology
14 3 (0.60%) Blog
14 3 (0.60%) EFT
14 3 (0.60%) Fat Client
14 3 (0.60%) Handset
14 3 (0.60%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 89 (17.91%) Windows
2 32 (6.44%) Windows Server
3 30 (6.04%) Linux
4 19 (3.82%) Unix
5 9 (1.81%) Android
5 9 (1.81%) Windows 10
6 6 (1.21%) Apple iOS
6 6 (1.21%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (0.60%) VMS
7 3 (0.60%) Windows Server 2019
8 2 (0.40%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.40%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.40%) Windows Server 2016
9 1 (0.20%) CentOS
9 1 (0.20%) Debian
9 1 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 216 (43.46%) Agile Software Development
2 182 (36.62%) DevOps
3 121 (24.35%) Test Automation
4 118 (23.74%) Microservices
5 117 (23.54%) MVC
6 106 (21.33%) Continuous Integration
7 95 (19.11%) Software Engineering
8 93 (18.71%) UML
9 82 (16.50%) OO
10 80 (16.10%) Business Intelligence
11 75 (15.09%) SOLID
12 74 (14.89%) Computer Science
13 72 (14.49%) Deployment Automation
14 71 (14.29%) Mentoring
15 70 (14.08%) CRM
16 60 (12.07%) SOA
17 55 (11.07%) Data Analysis
18 54 (10.87%) ETL
19 52 (10.46%) Migration
19 52 (10.46%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 302 (60.76%) C#
2 248 (49.90%) SQL
3 171 (34.41%) JavaScript
4 114 (22.94%) T-SQL
5 90 (18.11%) PowerShell
6 87 (17.51%) Python
7 63 (12.68%) Java
8 37 (7.44%) C++
9 29 (5.84%) TypeScript
10 12 (2.41%) VBA
11 11 (2.21%) R
12 9 (1.81%) ES6
13 7 (1.41%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 6 (1.21%) Bash Shell
15 5 (1.01%) VB
15 5 (1.01%) VBScript
16 4 (0.80%) C
16 4 (0.80%) Java 8
16 4 (0.80%) PHP
16 4 (0.80%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 117 (23.54%) Degree
2 42 (8.45%) Master's Degree
3 39 (7.85%) Computer Science Degree
4 6 (1.21%) PhD
5 4 (0.80%) SC Cleared
5 4 (0.80%) Security Cleared
6 2 (0.40%) DBS Check
6 2 (0.40%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.40%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 2 (0.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (0.40%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (0.20%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.20%) CCNA
7 1 (0.20%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.20%) CISM
7 1 (0.20%) CISSP
7 1 (0.20%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.20%) MCSE
7 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (12.68%) QA
2 36 (7.24%) GDPR
3 13 (2.62%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.40%) Accessibility
4 2 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.20%) GRC
5 1 (0.20%) SLA
System Software
1 78 (15.69%) Docker
2 26 (5.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (4.43%) Active Directory
4 7 (1.41%) Hyper-V
5 6 (1.21%) vSphere
6 3 (0.60%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 2 (0.40%) Apache Flume
7 2 (0.40%) XenApp
8 1 (0.20%) iptables
8 1 (0.20%) Kamailio
8 1 (0.20%) KVM
8 1 (0.20%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.20%) Postfix
8 1 (0.20%) QEMU
8 1 (0.20%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.20%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 77 (15.49%) Terraform
2 62 (12.47%) Opscode Chef
3 53 (10.66%) Kubernetes
4 27 (5.43%) Ansible
5 14 (2.82%) Puppet
6 10 (2.01%) SCCM
7 8 (1.61%) Grafana
7 8 (1.61%) Rancher
8 3 (0.60%) Backup Exec
8 3 (0.60%) Perfmon
8 3 (0.60%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 2 (0.40%) HP Quality Center
9 2 (0.40%) Nagios
9 2 (0.40%) ZABBIX
10 1 (0.20%) AssetCenter
10 1 (0.20%) HAProxy
10 1 (0.20%) MIIS
10 1 (0.20%) Oracle RMAN
10 1 (0.20%) SCOM
10 1 (0.20%) vMotion
Vendors
1 108 (21.73%) Microsoft
2 90 (18.11%) Oracle
3 44 (8.85%) Nintex
4 34 (6.84%) VMware
5 22 (4.43%) Charles River
6 18 (3.62%) Databricks
7 16 (3.22%) Fidessa
8 10 (2.01%) Bloomberg
8 10 (2.01%) Cisco
8 10 (2.01%) IBM
9 8 (1.61%) HP
10 6 (1.21%) Intapp
10 6 (1.21%) Portware
10 6 (1.21%) Salesforce.com
10 6 (1.21%) Tradeweb
11 5 (1.01%) iManage
12 4 (0.80%) Dell
12 4 (0.80%) Reuters
13 3 (0.60%) Citrix
13 3 (0.60%) Symantec