Period
to 5 December 2019

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 5 December 2019 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
5 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 16 12 9
Rank change year-on-year -4 -3 0
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 1,070 1,445 1,533
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 10.77% 12.87% 14.98%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 37.57% 42.25% 47.80%
Number of salaries quoted 951 1,301 1,427
City of London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £41,250 £38,750 £41,250
90th Percentile £83,000 £83,750 £78,750
Central London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -

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 2,848 3,420 3,207
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 28.66% 30.46% 31.34%
Number of salaries quoted 2,515 3,095 2,933
City of London median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% +8.33% +4.35%
10th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £41,250
90th Percentile £100,750 £95,000 £88,750
Central London median annual salary £67,500 £65,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +3.85% +8.33% +6.19%

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 5 December 2019.

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 5 December 2019. 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 -7 12 £57,500 -9.80% 1
SQL Server
Central London

For the 6 months to 5 December 2019, 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.

1 623 (58.22%) SQL
2 488 (45.61%) C#
3 487 (45.51%) Finance
4 461 (43.08%) Microsoft
5 437 (40.84%) .NET
6 339 (31.68%) Azure
7 290 (27.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 281 (26.26%) Agile Software Development
9 257 (24.02%) Business Intelligence
10 243 (22.71%) Data Warehouse
11 234 (21.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 232 (21.68%) T-SQL
13 228 (21.31%) Power Platform
14 226 (21.12%) ASP.NET
15 225 (21.03%) Power BI
16 224 (20.93%) Windows
17 217 (20.28%) JavaScript
18 215 (20.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 195 (18.22%) MVC
20 174 (16.26%) AWS
21 168 (15.70%) HTML
22 152 (14.21%) Python
23 143 (13.36%) ETL
24 140 (13.08%) AngularJS
25 134 (12.52%) CSS
26 130 (12.15%) Windows Server
27 127 (11.87%) .NET Core
28 120 (11.21%) Problem-Solving
29 119 (11.12%) Analytics
30 118 (11.03%) ASP.NET Web API

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 88 (8.22%) SharePoint
2 43 (4.02%) IIS
3 36 (3.36%) CMS
4 28 (2.62%) EPiServer
5 25 (2.34%) Elasticsearch
6 21 (1.96%) MS Exchange
7 10 (0.93%) Apache Spark
7 10 (0.93%) Umbraco
8 9 (0.84%) SharePoint 2013
9 8 (0.75%) Apache
9 8 (0.75%) SAS
10 7 (0.65%) WebSphere
11 6 (0.56%) Confluence
11 6 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2013
11 6 (0.56%) Skype for Business
12 5 (0.47%) JBoss
13 4 (0.37%) Alfresco
13 4 (0.37%) Apache TomEE
13 4 (0.37%) Cloud Foundry
13 4 (0.37%) nginx
Applications
1 71 (6.64%) Microsoft Excel
2 30 (2.80%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (0.37%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (0.37%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.19%) Acrobat
4 2 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (0.19%) InDesign
4 2 (0.19%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 48 (4.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (1.12%) thinkFolio
3 5 (0.47%) Markit EDM
4 4 (0.37%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 4 (0.37%) Dynamics NAV
4 4 (0.37%) FastStats
5 2 (0.19%) Aareon QL
5 2 (0.19%) Eagle PACE
5 2 (0.19%) Northgate Housing
6 1 (0.093%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.093%) Dynamics GP
6 1 (0.093%) ION MarketView
6 1 (0.093%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.093%) PolarLake
6 1 (0.093%) Raiser's Edge
6 1 (0.093%) RMDS
6 1 (0.093%) Sage X3
6 1 (0.093%) Salerio
6 1 (0.093%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 339 (31.68%) Azure
2 228 (21.31%) Power Platform
3 174 (16.26%) AWS
4 65 (6.07%) Office 365
5 38 (3.55%) Azure Data Factory
6 32 (2.99%) GCP
7 26 (2.43%) SaaS
8 20 (1.87%) PaaS
8 20 (1.87%) Serverless
9 16 (1.50%) Dynamics 365
10 15 (1.40%) GitHub
11 9 (0.84%) AWS Lambda
12 8 (0.75%) Azure Functions
12 8 (0.75%) IaaS
12 8 (0.75%) PowerApps
13 7 (0.65%) AWS CloudFormation
13 7 (0.65%) Azure Active Directory
14 6 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
14 6 (0.56%) npm
14 6 (0.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 37 (3.46%) Firewall
2 36 (3.36%) Internet
3 30 (2.80%) DNS
4 26 (2.43%) TCP/IP
5 19 (1.78%) DHCP
6 17 (1.59%) VoIP
7 16 (1.50%) HTTPS
8 15 (1.40%) SAN
9 14 (1.31%) HTTP
10 11 (1.03%) Intrusion Detection
10 11 (1.03%) IPsec
11 9 (0.84%) NAS
12 8 (0.75%) SSL
13 7 (0.65%) VLAN
14 6 (0.56%) Network Security
15 5 (0.47%) PBX
15 5 (0.47%) Remote Desktop
15 5 (0.47%) SSH
15 5 (0.47%) VPN
15 5 (0.47%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 290 (27.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 243 (22.71%) Data Warehouse
3 234 (21.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 225 (21.03%) Power BI
5 215 (20.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 94 (8.79%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 89 (8.32%) SQL Server 2012
8 77 (7.20%) PostgreSQL
9 76 (7.10%) Relational Database
10 70 (6.54%) SQL Server 2016
11 67 (6.26%) MySQL
12 63 (5.89%) NoSQL
13 44 (4.11%) Data Lake
14 41 (3.83%) SQL Server 2008
15 39 (3.64%) Azure SQL Database
16 36 (3.36%) Big Data
17 32 (2.99%) OLTP
18 31 (2.90%) SQL Server 2014
19 26 (2.43%) Amazon RDS
19 26 (2.43%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 115 (10.75%) Visual Studio
2 97 (9.07%) Git (software)
3 55 (5.14%) Team Foundation Server
4 38 (3.55%) Selenium
5 31 (2.90%) JIRA
6 25 (2.34%) Octopus Deploy
7 24 (2.24%) TeamCity
8 18 (1.68%) Visual Studio Team System
9 16 (1.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 16 (1.50%) NUnit
10 15 (1.40%) Jenkins
11 14 (1.31%) Subversion
12 10 (0.93%) Bitbucket
12 10 (0.93%) ERwin
12 10 (0.93%) PowerDesigner
12 10 (0.93%) SpecFlow
12 10 (0.93%) WebDriver
13 9 (0.84%) ER Studio
14 8 (0.75%) Ant
14 8 (0.75%) Cucumber
General
1 487 (45.51%) Finance
2 76 (7.10%) Banking
3 44 (4.11%) Front Office
4 30 (2.80%) Telecoms
5 25 (2.34%) Retail
6 22 (2.06%) Legal
7 21 (1.96%) Marketing
8 15 (1.40%) Advertising
8 15 (1.40%) Investment Banking
8 15 (1.40%) Public Sector
9 12 (1.12%) Back Office
9 12 (1.12%) Law
10 10 (0.93%) Games
10 10 (0.93%) Manufacturing
11 8 (0.75%) Electronics
12 7 (0.65%) Financial Institution
13 6 (0.56%) French Language
14 5 (0.47%) German Language
14 5 (0.47%) Housing Association
15 1 (0.093%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 580 (54.21%) Developer
2 195 (18.22%) C# Developer
3 192 (17.94%) .NET Developer
4 147 (13.74%) SQL Developer
5 132 (12.34%) Analyst
6 126 (11.78%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 118 (11.03%) C# .NET Developer
8 114 (10.65%) Senior Developer
9 69 (6.45%) DBA
10 63 (5.89%) Support Analyst
11 58 (5.42%) SQL DBA
12 52 (4.86%) Senior C# Developer
12 52 (4.86%) SQL Server Developer
13 51 (4.77%) Senior .NET Developer
14 46 (4.30%) Administrator
14 46 (4.30%) Database Developer
15 45 (4.21%) Applications Support
16 44 (4.11%) SQL BI Developer
17 43 (4.02%) Lead Developer
18 38 (3.55%) Database Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 437 (40.84%) .NET
2 226 (21.12%) ASP.NET
3 168 (15.70%) HTML
4 140 (13.08%) AngularJS
5 134 (12.52%) CSS
6 127 (11.87%) .NET Core
7 118 (11.03%) ASP.NET Web API
8 117 (10.93%) Web Services
9 111 (10.37%) .NET Framework
10 94 (8.79%) REST
11 92 (8.60%) ASP.NET MVC
12 79 (7.38%) XML
13 72 (6.73%) React
14 69 (6.45%) HTML5
15 68 (6.36%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 67 (6.26%) jQuery
17 46 (4.30%) CSS3
17 46 (4.30%) Entity Framework
17 46 (4.30%) JSON
18 45 (4.21%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 87 (8.13%) Analytical Skills
2 76 (7.10%) Greenfield Project
3 62 (5.79%) Management Information System
4 36 (3.36%) Self-Motivation
5 31 (2.90%) User Experience
6 28 (2.62%) Public Cloud
7 26 (2.43%) Reinsurance
8 24 (2.24%) Fixed Income
8 24 (2.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 19 (1.78%) Data Structures
9 19 (1.78%) Hedge funds
10 18 (1.68%) Data Centre
10 18 (1.68%) Equities
11 16 (1.50%) Private Cloud
11 16 (1.50%) Replication
12 15 (1.40%) Algorithms
12 15 (1.40%) N-Tier
12 15 (1.40%) Robotics
13 14 (1.31%) Enterprise Software
14 13 (1.21%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 224 (20.93%) Windows
2 130 (12.15%) Windows Server
3 60 (5.61%) Linux
4 39 (3.64%) Unix
5 32 (2.99%) Windows 10
6 25 (2.34%) Windows Server 2012
7 18 (1.68%) Windows Server 2008
8 16 (1.50%) Android
9 6 (0.56%) Windows 7
10 5 (0.47%) Solaris
10 5 (0.47%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (0.37%) Mac OS
11 4 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (0.28%) CentOS
12 3 (0.28%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.093%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.093%) FreeNAS
13 1 (0.093%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.093%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.093%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 281 (26.26%) Agile Software Development
2 257 (24.02%) Business Intelligence
3 195 (18.22%) MVC
4 143 (13.36%) ETL
5 120 (11.21%) Problem-Solving
6 119 (11.12%) Analytics
7 112 (10.47%) Scrum
8 106 (9.91%) ITIL
9 105 (9.81%) DevOps
10 85 (7.94%) Fintech
11 84 (7.85%) Visualisation
12 79 (7.38%) CRM
13 78 (7.29%) Data Modelling
14 77 (7.20%) Continuous Integration
15 74 (6.92%) OO
16 73 (6.82%) SDLC
16 73 (6.82%) Test Automation
17 72 (6.73%) Web Development
18 71 (6.64%) TDD
19 70 (6.54%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 623 (58.22%) SQL
2 488 (45.61%) C#
3 232 (21.68%) T-SQL
4 217 (20.28%) JavaScript
5 152 (14.21%) Python
6 103 (9.63%) Java
7 98 (9.16%) PowerShell
8 62 (5.79%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 50 (4.67%) C++
10 39 (3.64%) R
11 38 (3.55%) VBA
12 34 (3.18%) VB.NET
13 32 (2.99%) TypeScript
14 31 (2.90%) VB
15 25 (2.34%) XPath
16 23 (2.15%) PHP
17 22 (2.06%) PL/SQL
18 19 (1.78%) Bash Shell
19 15 (1.40%) VBScript
20 13 (1.21%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 55 (5.14%) Degree
2 37 (3.46%) Microsoft Certification
3 20 (1.87%) Computer Science Degree
4 18 (1.68%) MCSE
5 17 (1.59%) MCSA
6 14 (1.31%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 10 (0.93%) MCITP
8 7 (0.65%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (0.65%) CISSP
9 5 (0.47%) AWS Certification
9 5 (0.47%) MCP
10 4 (0.37%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 4 (0.37%) CCSP
10 4 (0.37%) CISM
10 4 (0.37%) CRISC
10 4 (0.37%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (0.28%) CCNA
11 3 (0.28%) CCNP
11 3 (0.28%) Postgraduate
11 3 (0.28%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (5.42%) QA
2 23 (2.15%) Data Quality
3 16 (1.50%) SLA
4 11 (1.03%) GDPR
5 10 (0.93%) WAI
6 5 (0.47%) MiFID
7 4 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.19%) EMIR
9 1 (0.093%) DICOM
9 1 (0.093%) HL7
9 1 (0.093%) NIST
9 1 (0.093%) Solvency II
System Software
1 78 (7.29%) Docker
2 67 (6.26%) Active Directory
3 22 (2.06%) VMware Infrastructure
4 21 (1.96%) Hyper-V
5 12 (1.12%) VMware ESXi
5 12 (1.12%) XenApp
6 7 (0.65%) VMware Workstation
7 6 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
8 5 (0.47%) vSphere
9 3 (0.28%) HDFS
9 3 (0.28%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.19%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.093%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 1 (0.093%) Cronacle
11 1 (0.093%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.093%) KVM
11 1 (0.093%) NFS
11 1 (0.093%) Shibboleth
11 1 (0.093%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.093%) UAG
Systems Management
1 44 (4.11%) Kubernetes
2 27 (2.52%) SCCM
3 20 (1.87%) Ansible
4 18 (1.68%) Terraform
5 14 (1.31%) Puppet
6 13 (1.21%) Control-M
7 9 (0.84%) Grafana
8 8 (0.75%) Failover Clustering
8 8 (0.75%) Microsoft Clustering
8 8 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
9 5 (0.47%) Perfmon
10 4 (0.37%) Backup Exec
10 4 (0.37%) Data Guard
10 4 (0.37%) Graphite
10 4 (0.37%) Kibana
10 4 (0.37%) PaperCut
10 4 (0.37%) Prometheus
10 4 (0.37%) Tivoli
10 4 (0.37%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 3 (0.28%) Dollar Universe
Vendors
1 461 (43.08%) Microsoft
2 115 (10.75%) Oracle
3 47 (4.39%) VMware
4 36 (3.36%) Tableau
5 25 (2.34%) Citrix
6 24 (2.24%) Google
7 23 (2.15%) Nintex
8 22 (2.06%) IBM
9 21 (1.96%) Databricks
10 20 (1.87%) Veeam
11 18 (1.68%) Cognos
11 18 (1.68%) SAP
12 14 (1.31%) Cisco
13 13 (1.21%) Salesforce.com
14 12 (1.12%) Atlassian
14 12 (1.12%) Sybase
15 11 (1.03%) CyberArk
16 10 (0.93%) Charles River
16 10 (0.93%) Xamarin
17 9 (0.84%) Hyperion