Period
to 25 September 2018

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 25 September 2018 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
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 11 9 9
Rank change year-on-year -2 0 -1
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 1,539 1,570 1,625
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 13.89% 15.45% 13.29%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 44.65% 49.03% 45.79%
Number of salaries quoted 1,400 1,450 1,484
City of London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £39,000 £40,000 £36,250
90th Percentile £83,750 £78,750 £77,500
Central London median annual salary £58,000 £55,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.50% +0.91% +4.76%

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 3,447 3,202 3,549
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 31.12% 31.52% 29.03%
Number of salaries quoted 3,126 2,912 3,231
City of London median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
90th Percentile £94,250 £87,500 £85,000
Central London median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +8.33% +9.09% -

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing SQL Server as a percentage 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

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 6 months to 25 September 2018.

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 25 September 2018. 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
London Bridge +3 21 £45,000 +20.81%
Moorgate - 4 £55,000 -
SQL Server
Central London

For the 6 months to 25 September 2018, 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 1,059 (68.81%) SQL
2 797 (51.79%) C#
3 717 (46.59%) .NET
4 699 (45.42%) Finance
5 619 (40.22%) Microsoft
6 539 (35.02%) Agile Software Development
7 508 (33.01%) T-SQL
8 435 (28.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 433 (28.14%) MVC
10 413 (26.84%) JavaScript
11 397 (25.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 344 (22.35%) ASP.NET
13 340 (22.09%) Business Intelligence
14 320 (20.79%) CSS
15 312 (20.27%) Microsoft Azure
16 276 (17.93%) Data Warehouse
17 268 (17.41%) HTML
18 262 (17.02%) Degree
18 262 (17.02%) ASP.NET Web API
19 249 (16.18%) AngularJS
20 245 (15.92%) Oracle
21 237 (15.40%) Team Foundation Server
21 237 (15.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
22 226 (14.68%) jQuery
23 221 (14.36%) Windows
24 220 (14.29%) ETL
25 207 (13.45%) TDD
25 207 (13.45%) Continuous Integration
26 205 (13.32%) .NET Framework
27 203 (13.19%) ASP.NET MVC

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
1 139 (9.03%) SharePoint
2 64 (4.16%) IIS
3 47 (3.05%) CMS
4 40 (2.60%) MS Exchange
5 29 (1.88%) Oracle Workflow
6 26 (1.69%) Elasticsearch
7 24 (1.56%) Confluence
7 24 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2010
8 22 (1.43%) NServiceBus
8 22 (1.43%) SAS
9 21 (1.36%) Apache
9 21 (1.36%) Apache Spark
9 21 (1.36%) Tomcat
10 13 (0.84%) SharePoint 2013
10 13 (0.84%) Umbraco
11 12 (0.78%) Sitecore CMS
12 11 (0.71%) EPiServer
12 11 (0.71%) WordPress
13 9 (0.58%) JBoss
14 8 (0.52%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 128 (8.32%) Microsoft Excel
2 48 (3.12%) Microsoft Office
3 11 (0.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.13%) Adobe Premiere
6 1 (0.065%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.065%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.065%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.065%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 91 (5.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 27 (1.75%) Markit EDM
3 21 (1.36%) thinkFolio
4 20 (1.30%) Front Arena
5 10 (0.65%) Infor SunSystems
5 10 (0.65%) ReMetrica
6 8 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
6 8 (0.52%) SunGard GMI
7 7 (0.45%) FastStats
7 7 (0.45%) MetaTrader
8 5 (0.32%) Cognos TM1
8 5 (0.32%) Endur
9 4 (0.26%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 4 (0.26%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 3 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
10 3 (0.19%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 2 (0.13%) Elite 3E
11 2 (0.13%) Magento
12 1 (0.065%) Carpe Diem
12 1 (0.065%) PlanetPress Connect
Cloud Services
1 312 (20.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 140 (9.10%) Amazon AWS
3 29 (1.88%) IaaS
4 28 (1.82%) Office 365
5 25 (1.62%) GitHub
5 25 (1.62%) PaaS
6 22 (1.43%) Azure Data Factory
6 22 (1.43%) SaaS
7 21 (1.36%) Azure Active Directory
8 14 (0.91%) Amazon EC2
8 14 (0.91%) Azure Machine Learning
9 12 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
10 11 (0.71%) NuGet
11 8 (0.52%) Amazon S3
12 7 (0.45%) Google Cloud Platform
12 7 (0.45%) Serverless
13 5 (0.32%) npm
13 5 (0.32%) OpenShift
13 5 (0.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 4 (0.26%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 44 (2.86%) Firewall
2 32 (2.08%) SAN
3 29 (1.88%) DNS
4 27 (1.75%) WAN
5 23 (1.49%) LAN
5 23 (1.49%) VPN
6 22 (1.43%) TCP/IP
7 19 (1.23%) DHCP
8 16 (1.04%) HTTP
9 13 (0.84%) WebEx
10 10 (0.65%) FTP
11 9 (0.58%) Skype
12 8 (0.52%) Ethernet
12 8 (0.52%) Internet
12 8 (0.52%) IP Telephony
12 8 (0.52%) NetScaler
13 6 (0.39%) Intranet
13 6 (0.39%) MPLS
13 6 (0.39%) NAS
13 6 (0.39%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 435 (28.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 397 (25.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 276 (17.93%) Data Warehouse
4 237 (15.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 168 (10.92%) Power BI
6 159 (10.33%) SQL Server 2012
7 132 (8.58%) SQL Server 2008
8 116 (7.54%) Relational Database
9 107 (6.95%) SQL Server 2016
10 91 (5.91%) SQL Server 2014
11 89 (5.78%) NoSQL
12 83 (5.39%) Big Data
13 62 (4.03%) Data Lake
14 54 (3.51%) BusinessObjects
15 46 (2.99%) MongoDB
16 45 (2.92%) Azure SQL Database
17 43 (2.79%) Crystal Reports
17 43 (2.79%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 43 (2.79%) MySQL
18 42 (2.73%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 237 (15.40%) Team Foundation Server
2 164 (10.66%) Visual Studio
3 111 (7.21%) Git (software)
4 92 (5.98%) TeamCity
5 83 (5.39%) Visual Studio Team System
6 64 (4.16%) Jenkins
6 64 (4.16%) Subversion
7 60 (3.90%) JIRA
8 58 (3.77%) Selenium
9 57 (3.70%) Octopus Deploy
10 51 (3.31%) NUnit
11 29 (1.88%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 27 (1.75%) Jasmine
13 26 (1.69%) Maven
14 25 (1.62%) SpecFlow
15 22 (1.43%) Rhino Mocks
16 20 (1.30%) Eclipse
17 15 (0.97%) MSBuild
18 14 (0.91%) Fiddler
19 12 (0.78%) CruiseControl
General
1 699 (45.42%) Finance
2 131 (8.51%) Banking
3 83 (5.39%) Advertising
4 72 (4.68%) Front Office
5 36 (2.34%) Investment Banking
6 33 (2.14%) Legal
7 30 (1.95%) Marketing
7 30 (1.95%) Retail
8 29 (1.88%) Back Office
8 29 (1.88%) Games
9 26 (1.69%) Law
10 12 (0.78%) Financial Institution
11 8 (0.52%) General Ledger
11 8 (0.52%) Publishing
12 5 (0.32%) Automotive
13 4 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
13 4 (0.26%) Telecoms
14 3 (0.19%) Corporate Banking
14 3 (0.19%) International Banking
15 2 (0.13%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 853 (55.43%) Developer
2 333 (21.64%) C# Developer
3 315 (20.47%) .NET Developer
4 247 (16.05%) SQL Developer
5 239 (15.53%) Analyst
6 181 (11.76%) C# .NET Developer
7 178 (11.57%) Senior Developer
8 129 (8.38%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 125 (8.12%) Architect
10 84 (5.46%) SQL Server Developer
11 83 (5.39%) Senior .NET Developer
12 82 (5.33%) Senior C# Developer
13 78 (5.07%) Applications Support
14 73 (4.74%) SQL Analyst
15 67 (4.35%) Lead Developer
16 63 (4.09%) SQL BI Developer
17 60 (3.90%) DBA
18 59 (3.83%) Analyst Developer
19 58 (3.77%) SSIS Developer
20 55 (3.57%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 717 (46.59%) .NET
2 344 (22.35%) ASP.NET
3 320 (20.79%) CSS
4 268 (17.41%) HTML
5 262 (17.02%) ASP.NET Web API
6 249 (16.18%) AngularJS
7 226 (14.68%) jQuery
8 205 (13.32%) .NET Framework
9 203 (13.19%) ASP.NET MVC
9 203 (13.19%) Entity Framework
10 168 (10.92%) Web Services
11 145 (9.42%) WPF
12 137 (8.90%) React
13 131 (8.51%) WCF
13 131 (8.51%) XML
14 129 (8.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 128 (8.32%) .NET Core
16 106 (6.89%) HTML5
17 82 (5.33%) REST
18 74 (4.81%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 165 (10.72%) Computer Science
2 161 (10.46%) Analytical Skills
3 110 (7.15%) Greenfield Project
4 81 (5.26%) N-Tier
5 64 (4.16%) User Experience
6 63 (4.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 61 (3.96%) Derivative
8 59 (3.83%) Data Structures
9 56 (3.64%) Fintech
10 54 (3.51%) Equities
11 53 (3.44%) Fixed Income
12 52 (3.38%) Hedge funds
13 48 (3.12%) Reinsurance
14 46 (2.99%) Management Information System
15 28 (1.82%) Self-Motivation
16 22 (1.43%) Replication
17 16 (1.04%) Mobile App
18 15 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
19 13 (0.84%) Clustering
20 12 (0.78%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 221 (14.36%) Windows
2 86 (5.59%) Windows Server
3 79 (5.13%) Linux
4 55 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 40 (2.60%) Unix
6 30 (1.95%) Windows Server 2008
7 20 (1.30%) Windows Server 2003
8 13 (0.84%) Android
8 13 (0.84%) Ubuntu
8 13 (0.84%) VMS
9 11 (0.71%) HPUX
9 11 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 10 (0.65%) openSUSE
11 8 (0.52%) CentOS
12 7 (0.45%) Solaris
12 7 (0.45%) Windows 10
12 7 (0.45%) Windows 7
13 6 (0.39%) AIX
14 3 (0.19%) Windows 8
15 2 (0.13%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 539 (35.02%) Agile Software Development
2 433 (28.14%) MVC
3 340 (22.09%) Business Intelligence
4 220 (14.29%) ETL
5 207 (13.45%) Continuous Integration
5 207 (13.45%) TDD
6 187 (12.15%) Problem-Solving
7 180 (11.70%) Scrum
8 178 (11.57%) OO
9 160 (10.40%) Web Development
10 153 (9.94%) SDLC
11 152 (9.88%) Test Automation
12 144 (9.36%) SOA
13 137 (8.90%) Analytics
14 136 (8.84%) SOLID
15 134 (8.71%) DevOps
15 134 (8.71%) Microservices
16 117 (7.60%) Investment Management
17 112 (7.28%) Waterfall
18 108 (7.02%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 1,059 (68.81%) SQL
2 797 (51.79%) C#
3 508 (33.01%) T-SQL
4 413 (26.84%) JavaScript
5 159 (10.33%) PowerShell
6 152 (9.88%) Java
7 103 (6.69%) Python
8 81 (5.26%) VBA
9 68 (4.42%) VB
10 64 (4.16%) Perl
11 54 (3.51%) VB.NET
12 41 (2.66%) R
13 29 (1.88%) PHP
14 28 (1.82%) C++
14 28 (1.82%) TypeScript
15 25 (1.62%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 24 (1.56%) PL/SQL
17 23 (1.49%) Bash Shell
18 22 (1.43%) Ruby
19 20 (1.30%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 262 (17.02%) Degree
2 74 (4.81%) Computer Science Degree
3 31 (2.01%) Microsoft Certification
4 20 (1.30%) Security Cleared
5 13 (0.84%) ISEB
5 13 (0.84%) MCSE
6 12 (0.78%) MCITP
7 11 (0.71%) ISTQB
8 10 (0.65%) MCSA
9 9 (0.58%) Microsoft Certified Architect
10 8 (0.52%) SC Cleared
11 7 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
12 6 (0.39%) CCNA
12 6 (0.39%) Cisco Certification
13 5 (0.32%) Numerate Degree
14 4 (0.26%) AWS Certification
15 3 (0.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 3 (0.19%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 3 (0.19%) Master's Degree
16 2 (0.13%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (5.00%) QA
2 53 (3.44%) Data Quality
3 20 (1.30%) MiFID
4 19 (1.23%) GDPR
5 10 (0.65%) EMIR
6 6 (0.39%) SLA
6 6 (0.39%) WAI
7 4 (0.26%) FATCA
8 3 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 3 (0.19%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials
9 2 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 2 (0.13%) Dodd-Frank
10 1 (0.065%) IFRS
10 1 (0.065%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 79 (5.13%) Active Directory
2 62 (4.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 54 (3.51%) Docker
4 24 (1.56%) XenApp
5 23 (1.49%) vSphere
6 17 (1.10%) XenDesktop
7 10 (0.65%) HDFS
7 10 (0.65%) Hyper-V
8 8 (0.52%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 7 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
10 6 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
11 5 (0.32%) Oracle RAC
12 2 (0.13%) NFS
12 2 (0.13%) XenServer
13 1 (0.065%) BitLocker
13 1 (0.065%) DFS Replication
13 1 (0.065%) Firmware
13 1 (0.065%) Gluster
13 1 (0.065%) iptables
13 1 (0.065%) OpenAM
Systems Management
1 27 (1.75%) Puppet
2 22 (1.43%) Opscode Chef
3 21 (1.36%) Kibana
4 16 (1.04%) Nagios
5 14 (0.91%) Ansible
5 14 (0.91%) Salt
6 12 (0.78%) Kubernetes
7 10 (0.65%) logstash
8 9 (0.58%) Terraform
9 8 (0.52%) Perfmon
9 8 (0.52%) Tivoli
10 6 (0.39%) Data Guard
10 6 (0.39%) Oracle RMAN
11 5 (0.32%) Grafana
11 5 (0.32%) Microsoft Clustering
12 4 (0.26%) Oozie
13 3 (0.19%) Graphite
13 3 (0.19%) HP Quality Center
13 3 (0.19%) ITRS Geneos
13 3 (0.19%) Mesos
Vendors
1 619 (40.22%) Microsoft
2 245 (15.92%) Oracle
3 87 (5.65%) VMware
4 81 (5.26%) Tableau
5 58 (3.77%) Nintex
6 44 (2.86%) Citrix
7 31 (2.01%) IBM
8 28 (1.82%) Informatica
9 27 (1.75%) Charles River
10 24 (1.56%) Sybase
11 22 (1.43%) Salesforce.com
11 22 (1.43%) SAP
12 20 (1.30%) Calypso
12 20 (1.30%) Cognos
12 20 (1.30%) SimCorp
13 16 (1.04%) TIBCO
14 14 (0.91%) Cisco
14 14 (0.91%) Ivanti
14 14 (0.91%) Siebel
14 14 (0.91%) Sitecore