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 30 April 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
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 9 10 10
Rank change year-on-year +1 0  
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 781 917 1473
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 14.92% 13.04% 14.04%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 47.86% 46.52% 48.07%
Number of salaries quoted 711 821 1300
Median salary £57,500 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.52% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £70,000 £72,500
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 1632 1971 3064
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 31.18% 28.02% 29.20%
Number of salaries quoted 1470 1765 2667
Median salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £40,200 £40,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  

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 30 April 2017.

Salary histogram for SQL Server in the City of London

For the 6 months to 30 April 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.

1 973 (64.61%) SQL
2 731 (48.54%) Finance
3 646 (42.90%) Microsoft
4 568 (37.72%) C#
5 554 (36.79%) .NET
6 483 (32.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 453 (30.08%) Agile Software Development
8 411 (27.29%) T-SQL
9 398 (26.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 392 (26.03%) JavaScript
11 377 (25.03%) Business Intelligence
12 325 (21.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 324 (21.51%) Banking
14 305 (20.25%) HTML
15 301 (19.99%) Windows
16 281 (18.66%) ASP.NET
17 270 (17.93%) MVC
18 267 (17.73%) Java
19 264 (17.53%) CSS
20 260 (17.26%) Data Warehouse
21 254 (16.87%) AngularJS
22 253 (16.80%) Oracle
23 223 (14.81%) Degree
24 213 (14.14%) ETL
25 201 (13.35%) SQL Server 2008
26 178 (11.82%) ASP.NET MVC
27 175 (11.62%) Web Development
28 171 (11.35%) XML
29 161 (10.69%) SQL Server 2012
30 158 (10.49%) Web 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
1 137 (9.10%) SharePoint
2 91 (6.04%) IIS
3 80 (5.31%) CMS
4 65 (4.32%) MS Exchange
5 55 (3.65%) EPiServer
6 42 (2.79%) Tomcat
7 35 (2.32%) Apache
8 34 (2.26%) JBoss
9 33 (2.19%) WebSphere
10 32 (2.12%) BizTalk Server
10 32 (2.12%) Exchange Server 2013
11 31 (2.06%) SharePoint 2013
12 26 (1.73%) Exchange Server 2010
13 21 (1.39%) SharePoint 2010
14 20 (1.33%) Apache Spark
14 20 (1.33%) Confluence
15 17 (1.13%) WebLogic
16 16 (1.06%) Elasticsearch
16 16 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2007
17 14 (0.93%) Umbraco
Applications
1 123 (8.17%) Microsoft Excel
2 40 (2.66%) Microsoft Office
3 24 (1.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 23 (1.53%) MS Visio
5 8 (0.53%) SPSS
6 5 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.27%) Microsoft Project
8 3 (0.20%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.066%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.066%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 24 (1.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (1.20%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 15 (1.00%) Markit EDM
4 13 (0.86%) Cognos Planning
5 10 (0.66%) thinkFolio
6 9 (0.60%) Siebel Analytics
7 8 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
8 4 (0.27%) Magento
8 4 (0.27%) Sage X3
8 4 (0.27%) SAP BPC
9 3 (0.20%) Sage CRM
10 2 (0.13%) Adobe Campaign
10 2 (0.13%) BusinessWorks
10 2 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
10 2 (0.13%) Maximo
10 2 (0.13%) OpenText MBPM
10 2 (0.13%) RMDS
10 2 (0.13%) Salerio
10 2 (0.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 2 (0.13%) StreamServe
Cloud Services
1 140 (9.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 68 (4.52%) Amazon AWS
3 32 (2.12%) Cloud Computing
4 30 (1.99%) Office 365
5 18 (1.20%) GitHub
6 17 (1.13%) IaaS
7 15 (1.00%) PaaS
7 15 (1.00%) SaaS
8 13 (0.86%) G Suite
9 8 (0.53%) Mimecast
10 7 (0.46%) Azure Machine Learning
10 7 (0.46%) Google Cloud Platform
11 4 (0.27%) Basecamp
12 3 (0.20%) Yammer
13 2 (0.13%) Adobe Analytics
13 2 (0.13%) Data Lake Analytics
13 2 (0.13%) Dropbox
13 2 (0.13%) Dynamics 365
13 2 (0.13%) Google Play
13 2 (0.13%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 76 (5.05%) Internet
2 60 (3.98%) Intranet
3 58 (3.85%) SAN
4 37 (2.46%) DNS
5 34 (2.26%) Firewall
6 29 (1.93%) DHCP
7 28 (1.86%) WAN
8 24 (1.59%) TCP/IP
9 22 (1.46%) LAN
9 22 (1.46%) NetScaler
10 19 (1.26%) VPN
11 17 (1.13%) VoIP
12 14 (0.93%) iSCSI
13 12 (0.80%) FTP
14 10 (0.66%) Network Security
14 10 (0.66%) SSL
15 9 (0.60%) HTTP
16 8 (0.53%) LDAP
17 7 (0.46%) Remote Desktop
17 7 (0.46%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 483 (32.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 398 (26.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 325 (21.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 260 (17.26%) Data Warehouse
5 201 (13.35%) SQL Server 2008
6 161 (10.69%) SQL Server 2012
7 138 (9.16%) Power BI
8 115 (7.64%) Relational Database
9 111 (7.37%) SQL Server 2014
10 102 (6.77%) NoSQL
11 96 (6.37%) Big Data
12 81 (5.38%) MySQL
13 54 (3.59%) SQL Server 2016
14 51 (3.39%) Oracle Database
15 46 (3.05%) SQL Server 2005
16 45 (2.99%) QlikView
17 44 (2.92%) BusinessObjects
18 39 (2.59%) Microsoft Analysis Services
19 38 (2.52%) Hadoop
19 38 (2.52%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 141 (9.36%) Visual Studio
2 128 (8.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 76 (5.05%) JIRA
4 51 (3.39%) NUnit
5 46 (3.05%) TeamCity
6 45 (2.99%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 40 (2.66%) Subversion
8 36 (2.39%) Git (software)
9 28 (1.86%) MSTest
10 26 (1.73%) Jenkins
11 25 (1.66%) Selenium
12 23 (1.53%) SpecFlow
13 22 (1.46%) Octopus Deploy
14 18 (1.20%) JUnit
15 17 (1.13%) Maven
15 17 (1.13%) SilkPerformer
15 17 (1.13%) SilkTest
16 14 (0.93%) Moq
16 14 (0.93%) PowerDesigner
16 14 (0.93%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 731 (48.54%) Finance
2 324 (21.51%) Banking
3 70 (4.65%) Retail
4 64 (4.25%) Front Office
5 57 (3.78%) Legal
6 56 (3.72%) Back Office
7 46 (3.05%) Marketing
8 43 (2.86%) Law
9 36 (2.39%) Financial Institution
10 34 (2.26%) Investment Banking
11 19 (1.26%) Advertising
12 15 (1.00%) Publishing
13 14 (0.93%) Telecoms
14 7 (0.46%) Corporate Banking
15 5 (0.33%) French Language
15 5 (0.33%) Games
16 4 (0.27%) Billing
16 4 (0.27%) German Language
17 3 (0.20%) Automotive
17 3 (0.20%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 831 (55.18%) Developer
2 243 (16.14%) SQL Developer
3 231 (15.34%) C# Developer
4 228 (15.14%) .NET Developer
5 223 (14.81%) Analyst
6 212 (14.08%) Senior Developer
7 182 (12.08%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 158 (10.49%) C# .NET Developer
9 105 (6.97%) Java Developer
10 92 (6.11%) DBA
11 86 (5.71%) SQL DBA
12 84 (5.58%) SSAS Developer
13 80 (5.31%) Architect
14 79 (5.25%) Business Developer
15 76 (5.05%) Applications Support
16 70 (4.65%) SQL Server Developer
17 69 (4.58%) Support Analyst
18 68 (4.52%) ASP.NET Developer
19 65 (4.32%) Senior Java Developer
19 65 (4.32%) Senior SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 554 (36.79%) .NET
2 305 (20.25%) HTML
3 281 (18.66%) ASP.NET
4 264 (17.53%) CSS
5 254 (16.87%) AngularJS
6 178 (11.82%) ASP.NET MVC
7 171 (11.35%) XML
8 158 (10.49%) Web Services
9 156 (10.36%) jQuery
10 151 (10.03%) .NET Framework
11 146 (9.69%) HTML5
12 121 (8.03%) WCF
13 109 (7.24%) Entity Framework
14 106 (7.04%) ASP.NET Web API
15 99 (6.57%) WPF
16 94 (6.24%) CSS3
17 93 (6.18%) ASP.NET Web Forms
18 68 (4.52%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 67 (4.45%) XSLT
20 63 (4.18%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 154 (10.23%) Analytical Skills
2 136 (9.03%) Computer Science
3 92 (6.11%) Greenfield Project
4 79 (5.25%) User Experience
5 48 (3.19%) Management Information System
6 46 (3.05%) Clustering
7 39 (2.59%) N-Tier
8 33 (2.19%) Data Centre
8 33 (2.19%) Mobile App
9 29 (1.93%) Client/Server
10 27 (1.79%) Fixed Income
11 26 (1.73%) Fintech
11 26 (1.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 26 (1.73%) Replication
12 20 (1.33%) SWIFT
13 18 (1.20%) Derivative
14 15 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
14 15 (1.00%) Hedge funds
15 14 (0.93%) Data Structures
16 12 (0.80%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 301 (19.99%) Windows
2 135 (8.96%) Windows Server
3 122 (8.10%) Linux
4 78 (5.18%) Windows Server 2012
5 70 (4.65%) Windows Server 2008
6 42 (2.79%) Unix
7 28 (1.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 20 (1.33%) Windows 7
9 17 (1.13%) Android
10 15 (1.00%) Apple iOS
11 14 (0.93%) Windows Server 2003
12 11 (0.73%) Ubuntu
12 11 (0.73%) Windows 10
13 10 (0.66%) Debian
13 10 (0.66%) Mac OS X
13 10 (0.66%) NetWare
13 10 (0.66%) SUSE
14 5 (0.33%) CentOS
14 5 (0.33%) Solaris
15 4 (0.27%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 453 (30.08%) Agile Software Development
2 377 (25.03%) Business Intelligence
3 270 (17.93%) MVC
4 213 (14.14%) ETL
5 175 (11.62%) Web Development
6 146 (9.69%) Scrum
7 140 (9.30%) ITIL
8 137 (9.10%) OO
9 120 (7.97%) TDD
10 118 (7.84%) SDLC
11 111 (7.37%) Continuous Integration
12 105 (6.97%) Configuration Management
13 99 (6.57%) Project Management
14 98 (6.51%) Change Management
15 87 (5.78%) Analytics
15 87 (5.78%) CRM
16 86 (5.71%) Mentoring
17 79 (5.25%) Multithreading
18 78 (5.18%) Migration
19 76 (5.05%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 973 (64.61%) SQL
2 568 (37.72%) C#
3 411 (27.29%) T-SQL
4 392 (26.03%) JavaScript
5 267 (17.73%) Java
6 119 (7.90%) PowerShell
7 85 (5.64%) Python
8 72 (4.78%) VBA
9 60 (3.98%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 54 (3.59%) XPath
11 35 (2.32%) VB
12 31 (2.06%) R
12 31 (2.06%) VB.NET
13 28 (1.86%) C++
14 25 (1.66%) TypeScript
15 23 (1.53%) Bash Shell
16 22 (1.46%) Perl
16 22 (1.46%) PHP
17 19 (1.26%) Shell Script
18 17 (1.13%) C
Qualifications
1 223 (14.81%) Degree
2 53 (3.52%) Microsoft Certification
3 26 (1.73%) ISEB
4 16 (1.06%) MCSE
5 10 (0.66%) MCSA
5 10 (0.66%) MCTS
5 10 (0.66%) Security Cleared
6 9 (0.60%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (0.60%) MCP
6 9 (0.60%) PMI Certification
7 7 (0.46%) PMP
8 6 (0.40%) CCNA
8 6 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
8 6 (0.40%) MCPD
9 5 (0.33%) EMC Certification
10 4 (0.27%) MCITP
10 4 (0.27%) SAP Certification
10 4 (0.27%) SC Cleared
10 4 (0.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (0.20%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 111 (7.37%) QA
2 19 (1.26%) Data Quality
3 17 (1.13%) SLA
4 8 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 6 (0.40%) PMO
6 4 (0.27%) MiFID
7 2 (0.13%) EMIR
7 2 (0.13%) ISO 8583
7 2 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.066%) AIFMD
8 1 (0.066%) COBIT
8 1 (0.066%) Dodd-Frank
8 1 (0.066%) ISO22301
8 1 (0.066%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 128 (8.50%) Active Directory
2 65 (4.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 44 (2.92%) XenApp
4 21 (1.39%) vSphere
5 18 (1.20%) Hyper-V
5 18 (1.20%) XenDesktop
6 15 (1.00%) Docker
7 11 (0.73%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 11 (0.73%) Virtual Servers
8 7 (0.46%) Microsoft App-V
9 6 (0.40%) XenServer
10 5 (0.33%) Terminal Services
10 5 (0.33%) VMware ESX
10 5 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
11 4 (0.27%) NFS
11 4 (0.27%) Oracle RAC
12 3 (0.20%) HDFS
12 3 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
13 2 (0.13%) EMC RecoverPoint
13 2 (0.13%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 28 (1.86%) SCCM
2 22 (1.46%) Puppet
3 19 (1.26%) Nagios
4 18 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
5 17 (1.13%) Ansible
6 16 (1.06%) Control-M
7 15 (1.00%) SCOM
8 13 (0.86%) vCenter Server
9 10 (0.66%) EMC VPLEX
9 10 (0.66%) Kibana
9 10 (0.66%) logstash
9 10 (0.66%) NetIQ Identity Manager
9 10 (0.66%) Salt
9 10 (0.66%) Simpana
10 5 (0.33%) AirWatch
10 5 (0.33%) Data Guard
10 5 (0.33%) Kubernetes
10 5 (0.33%) NetBackup
11 4 (0.27%) SQL Sentry
12 3 (0.20%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 646 (42.90%) Microsoft
2 253 (16.80%) Oracle
3 91 (6.04%) Sybase
4 90 (5.98%) VMware
5 84 (5.58%) Tableau
6 74 (4.91%) Citrix
7 65 (4.32%) Cognos
8 41 (2.72%) Cisco
9 37 (2.46%) SAP
10 28 (1.86%) HP
11 27 (1.79%) NetApp
12 26 (1.73%) Salesforce.com
13 25 (1.66%) Google
14 24 (1.59%) Atlassian
14 24 (1.59%) EMC
14 24 (1.59%) IBM
15 21 (1.39%) Xamarin
16 19 (1.26%) Red Hat
17 18 (1.20%) SolarWinds
17 18 (1.20%) TIBCO
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + plus package and bonus
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £60k to £65k + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: Unspecified + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Computer People
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £60k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Mccabe & Barton
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Oscar
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Digital Vision Search Ltd
Salary: From £55,000 to £70,000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Intec Select
Salary: From £50,000 to £70,000 per annum + Bonus & Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
The People Network
Salary: £0 - £70000 per annum, Benefits 30 days hol, great pension up to 13.5%
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: Up to £100,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: Up to £100,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits + Training
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Clearwater People Solutions
Salary: £20000 - £25000 Per Annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Oscar
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Coded People
Salary: £70000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Digital Vision Search Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Band 7 + Inner London Weighting
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
I3
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 20-35K + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TalentFlow
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Talent Point Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £70,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
I.T. Skillfinder
Salary: From £60,000 to £65,000 per annum Benefits and Bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £70,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £55000 - £80000 per annum + pension, bonus
Posted: 2 days ago