Period
to 14 May 2021

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 14 May 2021 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
14 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 26 21 15
Rank change year-on-year -5 -6 -4
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 476 629 1,307
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 9.49% 8.57% 13.02%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 32.32% 35.94% 42.27%
Number of salaries quoted 397 555 1,185
10th Percentile £45,000 £41,250 £41,250
25th Percentile £52,500 £46,250 £48,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £60,000 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year +16.67% -4.00% +4.17%
75th Percentile £88,750 £78,750 £76,250
90th Percentile £105,000 £88,750 £85,000
Central London median annual salary £67,500 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% - -

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 1,473 1,750 3,092
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 29.38% 23.85% 30.81%
Number of salaries quoted 1,300 1,537 2,799
10th Percentile £45,675 £41,550 £41,250
25th Percentile £55,000 £51,250 £51,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £75,000 £67,500 £67,500
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% - +8.00%
75th Percentile £88,750 £83,750 £83,750
90th Percentile £107,500 £100,000 £97,500
Central London median annual salary £72,500 £70,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +3.57% +7.69% +4.00%

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 14 May 2021.

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 14 May 2021. 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
Moorgate +13 1 £50,000 +11.11%
SQL Server
Central London

For the 6 months to 14 May 2021, 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.

1 267 (56.09%) SQL
2 262 (55.04%) Azure
3 261 (54.83%) C#
4 250 (52.52%) .NET
5 190 (39.92%) Agile Software Development
6 181 (38.03%) DevOps
7 155 (32.56%) T-SQL
8 153 (32.14%) JavaScript
9 147 (30.88%) Finance
10 130 (27.31%) Test Automation
11 129 (27.10%) Microsoft
12 128 (26.89%) MVC
13 127 (26.68%) CSS
13 127 (26.68%) Microservices
14 124 (26.05%) React
14 124 (26.05%) Continuous Integration
15 120 (25.21%) Degree
16 113 (23.74%) jQuery
17 112 (23.53%) SharePoint
18 108 (22.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 106 (22.27%) .NET Framework
20 105 (22.06%) .NET Core
21 101 (21.22%) Business Intelligence
21 101 (21.22%) ASP.NET Web API
22 100 (21.01%) PowerShell
22 100 (21.01%) Team Foundation Server
23 98 (20.59%) OO
24 97 (20.38%) Web Services
24 97 (20.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
25 95 (19.96%) Deployment Automation

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
1 112 (23.53%) SharePoint
2 13 (2.73%) Confluence
3 11 (2.31%) IIS
4 7 (1.47%) CMS
4 7 (1.47%) EPiServer
4 7 (1.47%) MS Exchange
4 7 (1.47%) SAS
5 6 (1.26%) Elasticsearch
6 5 (1.05%) Apache Spark
7 4 (0.84%) JBoss
8 3 (0.63%) GlassFish
8 3 (0.63%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.63%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.42%) Apache Airflow
9 2 (0.42%) Apache Pig
9 2 (0.42%) SugarCRM
9 2 (0.42%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.21%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.21%) Red Hat Fuse
Applications
1 18 (3.78%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (3.57%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 85 (17.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.63%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 2 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.42%) Relativity
3 2 (0.42%) Temenos T24
4 1 (0.21%) FastStats
4 1 (0.21%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 262 (55.04%) Azure
2 91 (19.12%) Power Platform
3 86 (18.07%) PaaS
4 75 (15.76%) AWS
4 75 (15.76%) Azure Active Directory
5 66 (13.87%) Azure Key Vault
6 65 (13.66%) Azure Service Bus
6 65 (13.66%) Azure Storage
7 64 (13.45%) Azure App Service
8 63 (13.24%) Azure Service Fabric
9 36 (7.56%) Serverless
10 33 (6.93%) Azure Data Factory
11 31 (6.51%) Microsoft 365
12 30 (6.30%) SaaS
13 26 (5.46%) Dynamics 365
14 24 (5.04%) Azure Functions
14 24 (5.04%) GitHub
15 21 (4.41%) GCP
16 20 (4.20%) PowerApps
17 19 (3.99%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.89%) Firewall
2 7 (1.47%) VPN
3 6 (1.26%) DHCP
3 6 (1.26%) DNS
4 5 (1.05%) LAN
5 4 (0.84%) WAN
6 3 (0.63%) BGP
6 3 (0.63%) FTP
6 3 (0.63%) HTTP
6 3 (0.63%) SAN
6 3 (0.63%) SSL
6 3 (0.63%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.42%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (0.42%) Internet
7 2 (0.42%) MPLS
7 2 (0.42%) VLAN
8 1 (0.21%) Asterisk PBX
8 1 (0.21%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.21%) Intranet
8 1 (0.21%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 97 (20.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 87 (18.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 77 (16.18%) Data Warehouse
4 71 (14.92%) Power BI
5 68 (14.29%) NoSQL
6 62 (13.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 57 (11.97%) MongoDB
8 51 (10.71%) Relational Database
9 43 (9.03%) Azure SQL Database
10 38 (7.98%) Data Lake
11 34 (7.14%) PostgreSQL
12 29 (6.09%) SQL Server 2017
13 25 (5.25%) SQL Server 2012
14 24 (5.04%) SQL Server 2016
15 23 (4.83%) MySQL
15 23 (4.83%) Tableau
16 21 (4.41%) RDBMS
17 17 (3.57%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 13 (2.73%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 13 (2.73%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 100 (21.01%) Team Foundation Server
2 83 (17.44%) Visual Studio Team System
3 50 (10.50%) Git (software)
4 31 (6.51%) Jenkins
5 28 (5.88%) Octopus Deploy
6 25 (5.25%) TeamCity
7 21 (4.41%) JIRA
7 21 (4.41%) Visual Studio
8 16 (3.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 14 (2.94%) Artifactory
10 10 (2.10%) SonarQube
11 8 (1.68%) Bitbucket
12 6 (1.26%) Selenium
12 6 (1.26%) Visual Studio Coded UI
13 4 (0.84%) GitLab
13 4 (0.84%) NUnit
13 4 (0.84%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 3 (0.63%) Apache Archiva
14 3 (0.63%) Sonatype Nexus
14 3 (0.63%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 147 (30.88%) Finance
2 93 (19.54%) Social Skills
3 71 (14.92%) Analytical Skills
4 30 (6.30%) Marketing
5 18 (3.78%) Banking
6 15 (3.15%) Front Office
7 13 (2.73%) Influencing Skills
7 13 (2.73%) Retail
8 12 (2.52%) Games
9 10 (2.10%) Presentation Skills
10 9 (1.89%) Back Office
10 9 (1.89%) Legal
11 6 (1.26%) Advertising
11 6 (1.26%) Documentation Skills
11 6 (1.26%) Law
11 6 (1.26%) Online Betting
12 5 (1.05%) Investment Banking
12 5 (1.05%) Telecoms
13 3 (0.63%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.63%) Public Speaking
Job Titles
1 281 (59.03%) Developer
2 143 (30.04%) C# Developer
3 103 (21.64%) Senior Developer
4 94 (19.75%) .NET Developer
5 77 (16.18%) Azure Developer
6 75 (15.76%) Senior C# Developer
7 70 (14.71%) SQL Developer
8 67 (14.08%) C# .NET Developer
9 47 (9.87%) Analyst
10 45 (9.45%) Senior .NET Developer
11 43 (9.03%) Senior SQL Developer
12 41 (8.61%) Senior C# .NET Developer
13 40 (8.40%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
14 35 (7.35%) Architect
15 29 (6.09%) Business Intelligence Developer
16 24 (5.04%) Applications Support
17 23 (4.83%) Software Developer
18 19 (3.99%) Integration Developer
19 18 (3.78%) Azure Architect
19 18 (3.78%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 250 (52.52%) .NET
2 127 (26.68%) CSS
3 124 (26.05%) React
4 113 (23.74%) jQuery
5 108 (22.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 106 (22.27%) .NET Framework
7 105 (22.06%) .NET Core
8 101 (21.22%) ASP.NET Web API
9 97 (20.38%) Web Services
10 91 (19.12%) Entity Framework
11 48 (10.08%) AngularJS
12 42 (8.82%) REST
12 42 (8.82%) XML
13 41 (8.61%) ASP.NET
14 34 (7.14%) HTML
15 33 (6.93%) JSON
16 28 (5.88%) WPF
17 26 (5.46%) Kafka
18 25 (5.25%) WCF
19 22 (4.62%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 78 (16.39%) N-Tier
2 66 (13.87%) Reinsurance
3 27 (5.67%) Management Information System
4 24 (5.04%) User Experience
5 18 (3.78%) Enterprise Software
5 18 (3.78%) Greenfield Project
6 13 (2.73%) Hedge funds
7 12 (2.52%) Clustering
8 9 (1.89%) Fixed Income
8 9 (1.89%) Social Media
9 8 (1.68%) Derivative
10 6 (1.26%) Data Centre
11 5 (1.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 4 (0.84%) Data Structures
12 4 (0.84%) Exotic Derivative
13 3 (0.63%) Blog
13 3 (0.63%) Fat Client
13 3 (0.63%) Marketing Technology
13 3 (0.63%) Replication
13 3 (0.63%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 60 (12.61%) Windows
2 31 (6.51%) Linux
3 28 (5.88%) Windows Server
4 18 (3.78%) Unix
5 6 (1.26%) Windows 10
6 5 (1.05%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (0.84%) Android
7 4 (0.84%) Apple iOS
8 3 (0.63%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.42%) Windows Server 2016
9 2 (0.42%) Windows Server 2019
10 1 (0.21%) CentOS
10 1 (0.21%) Debian
10 1 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.21%) VMS
10 1 (0.21%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 190 (39.92%) Agile Software Development
2 181 (38.03%) DevOps
3 130 (27.31%) Test Automation
4 128 (26.89%) MVC
5 127 (26.68%) Microservices
6 124 (26.05%) Continuous Integration
7 101 (21.22%) Business Intelligence
8 98 (20.59%) OO
9 95 (19.96%) Deployment Automation
10 91 (19.12%) Mentoring
11 89 (18.70%) UML
12 88 (18.49%) SOLID
13 86 (18.07%) CRM
13 86 (18.07%) SOA
14 85 (17.86%) ETL
15 77 (16.18%) Migration
16 72 (15.13%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
17 67 (14.08%) Software Engineering
18 65 (13.66%) Computer Science
18 65 (13.66%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 267 (56.09%) SQL
2 261 (54.83%) C#
3 155 (32.56%) T-SQL
4 153 (32.14%) JavaScript
5 100 (21.01%) PowerShell
6 74 (15.55%) Python
7 36 (7.56%) Java
8 19 (3.99%) TypeScript
9 13 (2.73%) C++
9 13 (2.73%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 12 (2.52%) R
11 8 (1.68%) VBA
12 7 (1.47%) Bash Shell
13 6 (1.26%) VB
14 5 (1.05%) PL/SQL
14 5 (1.05%) VB.NET
15 4 (0.84%) PHP
16 3 (0.63%) Java 8
16 3 (0.63%) Perl
16 3 (0.63%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 120 (25.21%) Degree
2 50 (10.50%) Computer Science Degree
3 20 (4.20%) Master's Degree
4 8 (1.68%) PhD
5 2 (0.42%) CISM
5 2 (0.42%) CISSP
5 2 (0.42%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.42%) Numerate Degree
5 2 (0.42%) PCI QSA
5 2 (0.42%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.42%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.21%) A+ Certification
6 1 (0.21%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.21%) CCNA
6 1 (0.21%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.21%) MCSE
6 1 (0.21%) MOS
6 1 (0.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (5.46%) QA
2 11 (2.31%) GDPR
3 10 (2.10%) Data Quality
4 5 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.42%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (0.42%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 2 (0.42%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.21%) PSD2
6 1 (0.21%) SLA
System Software
1 49 (10.29%) Docker
2 28 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (5.25%) Active Directory
4 5 (1.05%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.84%) vSphere
6 3 (0.63%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 3 (0.63%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (0.42%) Apache Flume
7 2 (0.42%) XenApp
8 1 (0.21%) iptables
8 1 (0.21%) Kamailio
8 1 (0.21%) KVM
8 1 (0.21%) Postfix
8 1 (0.21%) QEMU
8 1 (0.21%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.21%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.21%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 91 (19.12%) Terraform
2 77 (16.18%) Opscode Chef
3 29 (6.09%) Ansible
4 26 (5.46%) Kubernetes
5 15 (3.15%) Puppet
6 11 (2.31%) Rancher
7 8 (1.68%) Grafana
7 8 (1.68%) SCCM
8 3 (0.63%) Oracle RMAN
9 2 (0.42%) SCOM
9 2 (0.42%) ZABBIX
10 1 (0.21%) AssetCenter
10 1 (0.21%) Backup Exec
10 1 (0.21%) Failover Clustering
10 1 (0.21%) HAProxy
10 1 (0.21%) HP Quality Center
10 1 (0.21%) Kibana
10 1 (0.21%) MIIS
10 1 (0.21%) Nagios
10 1 (0.21%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 129 (27.10%) Microsoft
2 72 (15.13%) Nintex
3 48 (10.08%) Oracle
4 36 (7.56%) VMware
5 35 (7.35%) Databricks
6 26 (5.46%) Charles River
7 10 (2.10%) Salesforce.com
8 9 (1.89%) Cisco
8 9 (1.89%) QAD
9 7 (1.47%) Google
10 6 (1.26%) HP
10 6 (1.26%) IBM
11 5 (1.05%) Citrix
11 5 (1.05%) Sybase
11 5 (1.05%) Talend
12 4 (0.84%) SolarWinds
13 3 (0.63%) CheckPoint
13 3 (0.63%) Informatica
14 2 (0.42%) EMC
14 2 (0.42%) Temenos