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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 23 May 2022 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
23 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 28 26 23
Rank change year-on-year -2 -3 -8
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 568 466 605
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 7.77% 9.33% 8.61%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 30.70% 32.52% 36.94%
Number of salaries quoted 490 390 535
10th Percentile £43,750 £45,000 £41,250
25th Percentile £55,688 £52,500 £46,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £67,500 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.70% +12.50% -4.00%
75th Percentile £88,438 £88,750 £78,750
90th Percentile £105,000 £105,125 £88,750
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +7.69% +8.33% -

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 1,850 1,433 1,638
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 25.29% 28.68% 23.32%
Number of salaries quoted 1,592 1,264 1,430
10th Percentile £45,000 £45,227 £41,250
25th Percentile £56,250 £53,750 £51,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £72,500 £72,500 £67,500
Median % change year-on-year - +7.41% +3.85%
75th Percentile £92,500 £88,750 £82,500
90th Percentile £106,250 £107,500 £97,750
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
% change year-on-year - +3.70% +3.85%

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 23 May 2022.

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 23 May 2022. 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
Jobs
Moorgate -4 6 - -
London Bridge - 3 £72,500 -
SQL Server
Central London

For the 6 months to 23 May 2022, 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.

1 350 (61.62%) SQL
2 270 (47.54%) Azure
3 237 (41.73%) Finance
4 197 (34.68%) Agile
5 182 (32.04%) C#
6 178 (31.34%) Microsoft
7 164 (28.87%) Social Skills
8 156 (27.46%) Oracle
8 156 (27.46%) .NET
9 137 (24.12%) DevOps
10 120 (21.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 113 (19.89%) Business Intelligence
12 111 (19.54%) T-SQL
13 108 (19.01%) Windows
14 107 (18.84%) Python
15 101 (17.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 99 (17.43%) ETL
17 97 (17.08%) JavaScript
18 96 (16.90%) AWS
19 94 (16.55%) Microservices
20 92 (16.20%) Power Platform
21 90 (15.85%) Data Warehouse
22 84 (14.79%) Relational Database
23 83 (14.61%) Problem-Solving
23 83 (14.61%) Data Modelling
24 81 (14.26%) Java
25 77 (13.56%) CI/CD
25 77 (13.56%) Power BI
26 74 (13.03%) .NET Core
27 69 (12.15%) Degree

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 50 (8.80%) Confluence
2 48 (8.45%) SharePoint
3 37 (6.51%) IIS
4 18 (3.17%) Tomcat
5 10 (1.76%) Apache Spark
5 10 (1.76%) Elasticsearch
6 9 (1.58%) SAS
7 8 (1.41%) MS Exchange
8 7 (1.23%) Apache
8 7 (1.23%) CMS
8 7 (1.23%) SugarCRM
9 6 (1.06%) Oracle Workflow
10 4 (0.70%) Apache Airflow
10 4 (0.70%) Cloud Foundry
10 4 (0.70%) JBoss
11 3 (0.53%) Apache Pig
11 3 (0.53%) Umbraco
12 2 (0.35%) NServiceBus
13 1 (0.18%) SharePoint 2013
13 1 (0.18%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 37 (6.51%) Microsoft Excel
2 22 (3.87%) MS Visio
3 14 (2.46%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.18%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 6 (1.06%) Dynamics NAV
2 4 (0.70%) Elite 3E
3 2 (0.35%) Relativity
3 2 (0.35%) Temenos T24
4 1 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 270 (47.54%) Azure
2 96 (16.90%) AWS
3 92 (16.20%) Power Platform
4 46 (8.10%) GCP
5 37 (6.51%) Serverless
6 33 (5.81%) Azure Data Factory
7 28 (4.93%) Microsoft 365
8 18 (3.17%) Lucidchart
9 17 (2.99%) PaaS
10 16 (2.82%) IaaS
11 11 (1.94%) Azure Active Directory
11 11 (1.94%) Azure Service Bus
11 11 (1.94%) Azure Synapse Analytics
11 11 (1.94%) GitHub
12 10 (1.76%) PowerApps
13 9 (1.58%) Azure Cosmos DB
14 8 (1.41%) BlazeMeter
14 8 (1.41%) Power Automate
14 8 (1.41%) SaaS
14 8 (1.41%) Snowflake
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.11%) DNS
1 12 (2.11%) Network Security
2 11 (1.94%) DHCP
3 10 (1.76%) Firewall
4 7 (1.23%) SSL
4 7 (1.23%) WAN
5 5 (0.88%) SD-WAN
6 4 (0.70%) TCP/IP
7 3 (0.53%) LAN
8 2 (0.35%) FIX Connectivity
8 2 (0.35%) NAS
8 2 (0.35%) SAN
8 2 (0.35%) VoIP
8 2 (0.35%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.18%) FTP
9 1 (0.18%) Intranet
9 1 (0.18%) Remote Desktop
9 1 (0.18%) Skype
9 1 (0.18%) VLAN
9 1 (0.18%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 120 (21.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 101 (17.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 90 (15.85%) Data Warehouse
4 84 (14.79%) Relational Database
5 77 (13.56%) Power BI
6 61 (10.74%) NoSQL
7 57 (10.04%) PostgreSQL
8 48 (8.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 34 (5.99%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 28 (4.93%) Azure SQL Database
11 26 (4.58%) MySQL
11 26 (4.58%) Tableau
12 25 (4.40%) Data Lake
13 22 (3.87%) MongoDB
14 20 (3.52%) Metadata
15 18 (3.17%) Oracle Database
16 16 (2.82%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
17 15 (2.64%) RDBMS
18 14 (2.46%) Big Data
18 14 (2.46%) DB2
Development Applications
1 62 (10.92%) Git (software)
1 62 (10.92%) JIRA
2 44 (7.75%) Visual Studio
3 38 (6.69%) Jenkins
4 34 (5.99%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 28 (4.93%) SonarQube
6 24 (4.23%) Team Foundation Server
7 18 (3.17%) Visual Studio Code
8 16 (2.82%) Maven
9 15 (2.64%) Selenium
9 15 (2.64%) Visual Studio Team System
10 13 (2.29%) Artifactory
10 13 (2.29%) Sonatype Nexus
11 12 (2.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 11 (1.94%) Cucumber
13 9 (1.58%) JMeter
13 9 (1.58%) Postman
13 9 (1.58%) SoapUI
14 8 (1.41%) eggPlant
14 8 (1.41%) REST Assured
General
1 237 (41.73%) Finance
2 164 (28.87%) Social Skills
3 61 (10.74%) Banking
4 32 (5.63%) Analytical Skills
5 28 (4.93%) Presentation Skills
6 22 (3.87%) Advertising
7 20 (3.52%) Documentation Skills
8 18 (3.17%) Front Office
8 18 (3.17%) Investment Banking
9 15 (2.64%) Influencing Skills
10 11 (1.94%) Back Office
11 9 (1.58%) Legal
11 9 (1.58%) Marketing
11 9 (1.58%) Retail
12 7 (1.23%) Inclusion and Diversity
13 5 (0.88%) Law
13 5 (0.88%) Retail Banking
14 4 (0.70%) Organisational Skills
15 3 (0.53%) International Banking
15 3 (0.53%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 240 (42.25%) Developer
2 150 (26.41%) Analyst
3 62 (10.92%) Senior Developer
4 55 (9.68%) SQL Analyst
4 55 (9.68%) SQL Developer
5 52 (9.15%) C# Developer
6 50 (8.80%) .NET Developer
7 38 (6.69%) Technical Leader
8 34 (5.99%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 34 (5.99%) Software Developer
9 33 (5.81%) Business Analyst
10 31 (5.46%) C# .NET Developer
11 27 (4.75%) Data Analyst
11 27 (4.75%) Systems Analyst
12 26 (4.58%) Analyst Developer
13 24 (4.23%) Business Intelligence Analyst
13 24 (4.23%) Data Engineer
13 24 (4.23%) Support Analyst
14 20 (3.52%) HR Analyst
14 20 (3.52%) T-SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 156 (27.46%) .NET
2 74 (13.03%) .NET Core
3 55 (9.68%) CSS
3 55 (9.68%) HTML
4 54 (9.51%) AngularJS
5 46 (8.10%) XML
6 41 (7.22%) REST
7 40 (7.04%) HTML5
8 37 (6.51%) Web Services
9 36 (6.34%) Node.js
10 34 (5.99%) ASP.NET
11 33 (5.81%) .NET Framework
11 33 (5.81%) RESTful
12 32 (5.63%) React
13 26 (4.58%) JSON
13 26 (4.58%) Spring
14 23 (4.05%) Entity Framework
15 20 (3.52%) XSLT
16 17 (2.99%) jQuery
16 17 (2.99%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 42 (7.39%) Greenfield Project
2 25 (4.40%) Reinsurance
3 20 (3.52%) SWIFT
4 17 (2.99%) Virtual Team
5 16 (2.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 14 (2.46%) Algorithms
6 14 (2.46%) Enterprise Software
7 11 (1.94%) Fixed Income
7 11 (1.94%) Hedge funds
8 9 (1.58%) N-Tier
8 9 (1.58%) Replication
9 8 (1.41%) Derivative
9 8 (1.41%) Self-Motivation
10 7 (1.23%) Data Structures
10 7 (1.23%) User Experience
11 6 (1.06%) Equities
11 6 (1.06%) Hybrid Cloud
11 6 (1.06%) Management Information System
12 5 (0.88%) Clustering
12 5 (0.88%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 108 (19.01%) Windows
2 36 (6.34%) Linux
3 30 (5.28%) Windows Server
4 15 (2.64%) Unix
5 12 (2.11%) Windows 10
6 11 (1.94%) Windows Server 2019
7 10 (1.76%) Windows Server 2016
8 4 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (0.70%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.18%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 197 (34.68%) Agile
2 137 (24.12%) DevOps
3 113 (19.89%) Business Intelligence
4 99 (17.43%) ETL
5 94 (16.55%) Microservices
6 83 (14.61%) Data Modelling
6 83 (14.61%) Problem-Solving
7 77 (13.56%) CI/CD
8 64 (11.27%) Test Automation
9 56 (9.86%) Scrum
9 56 (9.86%) Stakeholder Management
10 52 (9.15%) Analytics
11 49 (8.63%) Computer Science
12 46 (8.10%) Data Management
13 45 (7.92%) UML
13 45 (7.92%) Validation
14 44 (7.75%) Unit Testing
15 42 (7.39%) TDD
15 42 (7.39%) Test Scripting
16 41 (7.22%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 350 (61.62%) SQL
2 182 (32.04%) C#
3 111 (19.54%) T-SQL
4 107 (18.84%) Python
5 97 (17.08%) JavaScript
6 81 (14.26%) Java
7 45 (7.92%) PowerShell
8 16 (2.82%) C++
9 12 (2.11%) Perl
9 12 (2.11%) Shell Script
10 10 (1.76%) VB
11 8 (1.41%) C
11 8 (1.41%) PL/SQL
11 8 (1.41%) TypeScript
11 8 (1.41%) XPath
12 7 (1.23%) PHP
13 6 (1.06%) VB.NET
13 6 (1.06%) VBA
14 5 (0.88%) Bash
15 4 (0.70%) VB6
Qualifications
1 69 (12.15%) Degree
2 23 (4.05%) Master's Degree
3 16 (2.82%) Computer Science Degree
3 16 (2.82%) Microsoft Certification
4 14 (2.46%) ITIL Certification
5 7 (1.23%) PhD
6 4 (0.70%) TOGAF Certification
7 2 (0.35%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.35%) MCSE
7 2 (0.35%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.18%) AWS Certification
8 1 (0.18%) CISSP
8 1 (0.18%) CompTIA Security+
8 1 (0.18%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.18%) SSCP
8 1 (0.18%) Tableau Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (7.92%) QA
2 33 (5.81%) Data Quality
3 21 (3.70%) GDPR
4 20 (3.52%) SLA
5 4 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.35%) Accessibility
6 2 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.18%) IFRS
7 1 (0.18%) IFRS 17
7 1 (0.18%) Solvency II
System Software
1 60 (10.56%) Docker
2 33 (5.81%) Active Directory
3 18 (3.17%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (1.41%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (0.70%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.53%) Apache Flume
6 3 (0.53%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.35%) vSphere
8 1 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 45 (7.92%) Kubernetes
2 11 (1.94%) Ansible
3 8 (1.41%) HP Quality Center
4 6 (1.06%) Microsoft Intune
5 5 (0.88%) SCCM
6 2 (0.35%) Terraform
7 1 (0.18%) Active Directory Federation Services
7 1 (0.18%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.18%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.18%) Control-M
7 1 (0.18%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.18%) Grafana
7 1 (0.18%) ITRS Geneos
7 1 (0.18%) Kibana
7 1 (0.18%) logstash
7 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.18%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (0.18%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 178 (31.34%) Microsoft
2 156 (27.46%) Oracle
3 27 (4.75%) VMware
4 20 (3.52%) Workday
5 19 (3.35%) Sybase
6 17 (2.99%) Informatica
7 16 (2.82%) Databricks
8 13 (2.29%) DocuSign
9 11 (1.94%) QAD
10 9 (1.58%) HP
11 8 (1.41%) Talend
12 7 (1.23%) Bloomberg
12 7 (1.23%) MarketAxess
12 7 (1.23%) Sitecore
12 7 (1.23%) Tradeweb
13 6 (1.06%) Cisco
13 6 (1.06%) Dell
13 6 (1.06%) Meraki
13 6 (1.06%) SolarWinds
14 5 (0.88%) RedGate