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 3 months to 27 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
London / City of London
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 9 11 7
Rank change year-on-year +2 -4  
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 839 807 1440
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 16.23% 12.63% 14.14%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 51.63% 46.19% 47.84%
Number of salaries quoted 760 717 1264
Median salary £57,750 £53,500 £54,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.94% -0.92%  
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £70,000 £74,250
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

SQL Server is in the database and business intelligence skills category. The next 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 and business intelligence skills.

Database & Business Intelligence Skills
City of London
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 1625 1747 3010
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 31.43% 27.34% 29.55%
Number of salaries quoted 1439 1572 2612
Median salary £60,000 £57,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.34% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £77,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing SQL Server as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

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 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Salary histogram for SQL Server in the City of London

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, IT jobs citing SQL Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the City of London region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 1054 (65.51%) SQL
2 769 (47.79%) Microsoft
3 728 (45.25%) Finance
4 578 (35.92%) .NET
5 576 (35.80%) C#
6 479 (29.77%) T-SQL
7 478 (29.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 473 (29.40%) Agile Software Development
9 456 (28.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 388 (24.11%) Business Intelligence
11 366 (22.75%) JavaScript
12 325 (20.20%) Windows
13 324 (20.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 301 (18.71%) Data Warehouse
15 290 (18.02%) HTML
16 289 (17.96%) Java
17 281 (17.46%) ASP.NET
18 277 (17.22%) Degree
19 272 (16.90%) Banking
20 268 (16.66%) CSS
21 267 (16.59%) Oracle
22 265 (16.47%) MVC
23 245 (15.23%) AngularJS
24 231 (14.36%) ETL
25 193 (12.00%) Scrum
26 191 (11.87%) SQL Server 2008
26 191 (11.87%) Microsoft Azure
27 187 (11.62%) Analytical Skills
28 171 (10.63%) jQuery
29 169 (10.50%) TDD

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
1 151 (9.38%) SharePoint
2 96 (5.97%) IIS
3 66 (4.10%) MS Exchange
4 63 (3.92%) CMS
5 49 (3.05%) Tomcat
6 45 (2.80%) JBoss
6 45 (2.80%) WebSphere
7 37 (2.30%) SharePoint 2013
8 36 (2.24%) Exchange Server 2013
9 34 (2.11%) EPiServer
10 32 (1.99%) Confluence
11 29 (1.80%) BizTalk Server
12 27 (1.68%) Apache Spark
13 26 (1.62%) WebLogic
14 22 (1.37%) Apache
15 21 (1.31%) Skype for Business
16 20 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2010
17 18 (1.12%) Elasticsearch
17 18 (1.12%) SharePoint 2010
18 17 (1.06%) Umbraco
Applications
1 152 (9.45%) Microsoft Excel
2 55 (3.42%) Microsoft Office
3 43 (2.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 31 (1.93%) MS Visio
5 13 (0.81%) Spreadsheet
6 8 (0.50%) SPSS
7 7 (0.44%) InfoPath
8 4 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
8 4 (0.25%) Microsoft Project
8 4 (0.25%) OmniGraffle
8 4 (0.25%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.062%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 32 (1.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (0.99%) Markit EDM
3 12 (0.75%) thinkFolio
4 11 (0.68%) Siebel CRM
5 9 (0.56%) Siebel Analytics
6 8 (0.50%) Eloqua
7 6 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
8 4 (0.25%) Magento
8 4 (0.25%) SAP BPC
9 3 (0.19%) HFM
9 3 (0.19%) Hyperion Enterprise
9 3 (0.19%) Sage CRM
10 2 (0.12%) Actimize
10 2 (0.12%) Dynamics GP
10 2 (0.12%) Endur
10 2 (0.12%) iTrent
10 2 (0.12%) Maximo
10 2 (0.12%) OpenText MBPM
10 2 (0.12%) Oracle Cash Management
10 2 (0.12%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 191 (11.87%) Microsoft Azure
2 80 (4.97%) Amazon AWS
3 37 (2.30%) Office 365
4 35 (2.18%) Cloud Computing
5 28 (1.74%) GitHub
6 25 (1.55%) PaaS
7 24 (1.49%) IaaS
8 14 (0.87%) Google Cloud Platform
8 14 (0.87%) SaaS
9 13 (0.81%) Azure Active Directory
10 10 (0.62%) Mimecast
11 7 (0.44%) Azure Machine Learning
12 6 (0.37%) G Suite
13 5 (0.31%) Adobe Analytics
14 4 (0.25%) Basecamp
14 4 (0.25%) Dynamics 365
15 2 (0.12%) Azure Data Factory
15 2 (0.12%) Data Lake Analytics
15 2 (0.12%) OneDrive
15 2 (0.12%) Oracle Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 59 (3.67%) SAN
2 43 (2.67%) DNS
3 41 (2.55%) Firewall
4 40 (2.49%) WAN
5 34 (2.11%) DHCP
6 33 (2.05%) Internet
7 31 (1.93%) Intranet
8 30 (1.86%) TCP/IP
9 23 (1.43%) LAN
9 23 (1.43%) VoIP
10 21 (1.31%) VPN
11 15 (0.93%) Skype
12 13 (0.81%) NetScaler
13 11 (0.68%) FTP
14 9 (0.56%) DMZ
14 9 (0.56%) HTTP
14 9 (0.56%) iSCSI
14 9 (0.56%) Network Security
14 9 (0.56%) Remote Desktop
14 9 (0.56%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 478 (29.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 456 (28.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 324 (20.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 301 (18.71%) Data Warehouse
5 191 (11.87%) SQL Server 2008
6 165 (10.25%) SQL Server 2012
7 147 (9.14%) Power BI
8 133 (8.27%) Relational Database
9 126 (7.83%) NoSQL
10 109 (6.77%) Big Data
11 85 (5.28%) SQL Server 2014
12 81 (5.03%) MySQL
13 60 (3.73%) SQL Server 2016
14 55 (3.42%) BusinessObjects
15 52 (3.23%) MongoDB
16 48 (2.98%) Oracle Database
17 47 (2.92%) OLAP
18 46 (2.86%) Hadoop
19 44 (2.73%) RDBMS
20 36 (2.24%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 131 (8.14%) Visual Studio
2 108 (6.71%) Team Foundation Server
3 89 (5.53%) JIRA
4 85 (5.28%) TeamCity
5 72 (4.47%) Git (software)
6 57 (3.54%) Selenium
7 55 (3.42%) Octopus Deploy
8 54 (3.36%) NUnit
9 50 (3.11%) Subversion
10 42 (2.61%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 39 (2.42%) SpecFlow
12 35 (2.18%) Jenkins
13 32 (1.99%) JUnit
14 27 (1.68%) Rhino Mocks
15 26 (1.62%) Maven
16 25 (1.55%) PowerDesigner
17 22 (1.37%) Jasmine
18 17 (1.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 17 (1.06%) SilkPerformer
18 17 (1.06%) SilkTest
General
1 728 (45.25%) Finance
2 272 (16.90%) Banking
3 91 (5.66%) Retail
4 80 (4.97%) Front Office
5 76 (4.72%) Legal
6 58 (3.60%) Back Office
7 55 (3.42%) Law
8 45 (2.80%) Marketing
9 41 (2.55%) Financial Institution
10 40 (2.49%) Advertising
11 28 (1.74%) Investment Banking
12 22 (1.37%) Telecoms
13 15 (0.93%) Billing
14 11 (0.68%) Games
15 8 (0.50%) Publishing
16 7 (0.44%) French Language
17 4 (0.25%) Corporate Banking
17 4 (0.25%) Prime Brokerage
17 4 (0.25%) Retail Banking
18 3 (0.19%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 801 (49.78%) Developer
2 251 (15.60%) Analyst
3 219 (13.61%) SQL Developer
4 203 (12.62%) .NET Developer
5 188 (11.68%) Senior Developer
6 186 (11.56%) C# Developer
7 177 (11.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 126 (7.83%) Java Developer
9 120 (7.46%) C# .NET Developer
10 114 (7.09%) Applications Support
11 105 (6.53%) Architect
12 100 (6.22%) DBA
13 94 (5.84%) SQL DBA
14 91 (5.66%) SSAS Developer
15 85 (5.28%) Support Analyst
16 74 (4.60%) Junior
17 71 (4.41%) Lead Developer
18 70 (4.35%) SQL Server DBA
18 70 (4.35%) SSIS Developer
19 66 (4.10%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 578 (35.92%) .NET
2 290 (18.02%) HTML
3 281 (17.46%) ASP.NET
4 268 (16.66%) CSS
5 245 (15.23%) AngularJS
6 171 (10.63%) jQuery
7 161 (10.01%) ASP.NET MVC
8 142 (8.83%) Web Services
9 141 (8.76%) .NET Framework
10 139 (8.64%) XML
11 128 (7.96%) HTML5
12 122 (7.58%) WCF
13 116 (7.21%) ASP.NET Web API
14 102 (6.34%) WPF
15 89 (5.53%) Entity Framework
16 76 (4.72%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 70 (4.35%) CSS3
18 69 (4.29%) Spring
19 61 (3.79%) MDX
20 60 (3.73%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 187 (11.62%) Analytical Skills
2 124 (7.71%) Computer Science
3 99 (6.15%) User Experience
4 83 (5.16%) Management Information System
5 80 (4.97%) Greenfield Project
6 54 (3.36%) Clustering
7 40 (2.49%) Replication
8 39 (2.42%) Data Centre
9 38 (2.36%) Fixed Income
10 37 (2.30%) N-Tier
11 32 (1.99%) Fintech
12 25 (1.55%) Data Structures
12 25 (1.55%) Mobile App
13 23 (1.43%) Client/Server
13 23 (1.43%) Equities
14 22 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
15 20 (1.24%) Derivative
15 20 (1.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 15 (0.93%) SWIFT
17 13 (0.81%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 325 (20.20%) Windows
2 137 (8.51%) Linux
2 137 (8.51%) Windows Server
3 82 (5.10%) Windows Server 2012
4 69 (4.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 54 (3.36%) Unix
6 32 (1.99%) Windows 7
7 18 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 17 (1.06%) Windows 10
9 16 (0.99%) Android
10 14 (0.87%) Apple iOS
11 9 (0.56%) Windows Server 2003
12 8 (0.50%) Windows 8
13 6 (0.37%) CentOS
13 6 (0.37%) Solaris
13 6 (0.37%) Ubuntu
14 5 (0.31%) Debian
14 5 (0.31%) Mac OS X
14 5 (0.31%) NetWare
14 5 (0.31%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 473 (29.40%) Agile Software Development
2 388 (24.11%) Business Intelligence
3 265 (16.47%) MVC
4 231 (14.36%) ETL
5 193 (12.00%) Scrum
6 169 (10.50%) TDD
7 163 (10.13%) Continuous Integration
8 132 (8.20%) Test Automation
9 127 (7.89%) Data Modelling
10 125 (7.77%) Web Development
11 122 (7.58%) SDLC
12 116 (7.21%) ITIL
13 108 (6.71%) Software Engineering
14 101 (6.28%) Analytics
15 100 (6.22%) OO
16 93 (5.78%) Project Management
17 91 (5.66%) CRM
17 91 (5.66%) Multithreading
18 87 (5.41%) Performance Tuning
19 82 (5.10%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 1054 (65.51%) SQL
2 576 (35.80%) C#
3 479 (29.77%) T-SQL
4 366 (22.75%) JavaScript
5 289 (17.96%) Java
6 150 (9.32%) PowerShell
7 88 (5.47%) Python
8 74 (4.60%) VBA
9 38 (2.36%) VB
10 37 (2.30%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 35 (2.18%) C++
12 32 (1.99%) VB.NET
13 30 (1.86%) R
14 29 (1.80%) PHP
15 26 (1.62%) Bash Shell
16 20 (1.24%) TypeScript
17 19 (1.18%) C
17 19 (1.18%) Perl
17 19 (1.18%) VBScript
18 18 (1.12%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 277 (17.22%) Degree
2 69 (4.29%) Computer Science Degree
3 52 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
4 26 (1.62%) ISEB
5 18 (1.12%) MCSE
6 14 (0.87%) MCSA
7 12 (0.75%) Numerate Degree
8 10 (0.62%) Cisco Certification
9 9 (0.56%) MCP
9 9 (0.56%) Security Cleared
10 8 (0.50%) MCITP
10 8 (0.50%) MCTS
11 7 (0.44%) CCNA
12 6 (0.37%) CCNP
12 6 (0.37%) MCPD
12 6 (0.37%) PMP
13 5 (0.31%) ITIL Certification
13 5 (0.31%) PMI Certification
14 4 (0.25%) SAP Certification
15 3 (0.19%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 93 (5.78%) QA
2 33 (2.05%) Data Quality
3 18 (1.12%) SLA
4 8 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 6 (0.37%) MiFID
6 5 (0.31%) PMO
6 5 (0.31%) SEPA
7 2 (0.12%) COBIT
7 2 (0.12%) EMIR
7 2 (0.12%) FATCA
7 2 (0.12%) IFRS
7 2 (0.12%) ISO 8583
7 2 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.062%) ISO 22301
8 1 (0.062%) NIST 800
8 1 (0.062%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 140 (8.70%) Active Directory
2 60 (3.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (1.86%) Hyper-V
4 29 (1.80%) XenApp
5 21 (1.31%) Docker
6 19 (1.18%) XenDesktop
7 17 (1.06%) vSphere
8 13 (0.81%) VMware ESXi
9 7 (0.44%) Terminal Services
10 6 (0.37%) HDFS
10 6 (0.37%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 6 (0.37%) Virtual Servers
11 5 (0.31%) Microsoft App-V
12 4 (0.25%) XenServer
13 3 (0.19%) NFS
13 3 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
14 2 (0.12%) DFS Replication
14 2 (0.12%) EMC RecoverPoint
14 2 (0.12%) VMware Workstation
15 1 (0.062%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 32 (1.99%) Puppet
1 32 (1.99%) SCCM
2 21 (1.31%) Ansible
3 20 (1.24%) Opscode Chef
4 18 (1.12%) Control-M
5 17 (1.06%) SCOM
6 14 (0.87%) Nagios
6 14 (0.87%) vCenter Server
7 12 (0.75%) Kibana
7 12 (0.75%) logstash
7 12 (0.75%) Salt
8 7 (0.44%) WSUS
9 5 (0.31%) Backup Exec
9 5 (0.31%) EMC VPLEX
9 5 (0.31%) Kubernetes
9 5 (0.31%) NetIQ Identity Manager
9 5 (0.31%) Simpana
10 4 (0.25%) NetBackup
10 4 (0.25%) SQL Sentry
10 4 (0.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 769 (47.79%) Microsoft
2 267 (16.59%) Oracle
3 97 (6.03%) Tableau
4 93 (5.78%) Sybase
5 92 (5.72%) VMware
6 59 (3.67%) Citrix
7 45 (2.80%) Cognos
8 36 (2.24%) Cisco
9 30 (1.86%) SAP
10 28 (1.74%) Salesforce.com
10 28 (1.74%) Siebel
11 27 (1.68%) Atlassian
11 27 (1.68%) HP
12 26 (1.62%) IBM
13 24 (1.49%) Xamarin
14 23 (1.43%) MicroStrategy
15 22 (1.37%) Google
15 22 (1.37%) NetApp
16 19 (1.18%) Sitecore
17 17 (1.06%) Borland
City, London
I3
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + good beneifts
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
I.T. Skillfinder
Salary: From £65,000 to £70,000 per annum Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum + beenfits
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Coded People
Salary: £70000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ZenTech Talent
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
I3
Salary: £75000 - £85000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: Competitive salary and excellent benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Yoh
Salary: £24213.08 - £28248.59 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £42,000 - £60,000 and strong benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
I3
Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
I3
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + plus package and bonus
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £60k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £70000 - £75000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Venturi
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + 12% bonus and full benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £50000 - £90000 per annum + Annual Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £55000 per annum + To £55k plus excellent bens
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Venturi
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum + bonus & benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Runpath
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
I3
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
Oscar
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago