Period
to 22 September 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in 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 22 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
England > London
6 months to
22 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 24 17 14
Rank change year-on-year -7 -3 -1
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 1,869 5,826 8,251
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 9.11% 10.57% 12.06%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 32.06% 37.37% 38.72%
Number of salaries quoted 1,735 5,379 7,405
Median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £41,250 £35,000 £35,000
90th Percentile £105,000 £86,250 £85,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

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 London with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 5,830 15,592 21,310
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 28.41% 28.30% 31.15%
Number of salaries quoted 4,827 12,926 16,936
Median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% +4.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £42,500 £38,750 £37,500
90th Percentile £105,000 £97,500 £93,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +2.04%

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing SQL Server as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server in London

SQL Server
Salary Trend in London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing SQL Server in London.

Salary trend for SQL Server in London

SQL Server
Salary Histogram in London

Salary distribution for jobs citing SQL Server in London over the 6 months to 22 September 2020.

Salary histogram for SQL Server in London

SQL Server
Job Locations in 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 London region over the 6 months to 22 September 2020. 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
Central London -8 403 £65,000 +4.00% 103
West London +2 102 £55,000 +1.85% 23
South London -9 81 £62,500 +13.64% 9
East London -7 26 £47,500 -4.94% 12
North London -3 4 £56,772 +26.16% 2
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 22 September 2020, 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 London region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 1,010 (54.04%) SQL
2 936 (50.08%) .NET
3 876 (46.87%) Azure
4 864 (46.23%) C#
5 756 (40.45%) Agile Software Development
6 742 (39.70%) Finance
7 668 (35.74%) Microsoft
8 518 (27.72%) JavaScript
8 518 (27.72%) AWS
9 497 (26.59%) DevOps
10 447 (23.92%) ASP.NET
11 426 (22.79%) Microservices
12 416 (22.26%) AngularJS
13 411 (21.99%) TDD
14 394 (21.08%) Python
15 390 (20.87%) .NET Core
16 371 (19.85%) MVC
17 366 (19.58%) Oracle
18 312 (16.69%) Windows
19 308 (16.48%) Web Services
20 305 (16.32%) Scrum
21 304 (16.27%) ASP.NET Web API
22 297 (15.89%) Business Intelligence
23 293 (15.68%) HTML
24 292 (15.62%) .NET Framework
25 291 (15.57%) Docker
26 282 (15.09%) Data Warehouse
27 280 (14.98%) Kubernetes
28 278 (14.87%) Java
29 274 (14.66%) React

SQL Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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
1 140 (7.49%) Apache
2 116 (6.21%) Elasticsearch
3 97 (5.19%) IIS
4 83 (4.44%) Confluence
5 67 (3.58%) SharePoint
6 50 (2.68%) Apache Spark
7 43 (2.30%) CMS
8 30 (1.61%) MS Exchange
9 25 (1.34%) Umbraco
10 21 (1.12%) EPiServer
10 21 (1.12%) Tomcat
11 17 (0.91%) Sitecore CMS
12 13 (0.70%) Skype for Business
12 13 (0.70%) WebSphere
12 13 (0.70%) WordPress
13 12 (0.64%) SharePoint 2010
14 11 (0.59%) DNN
14 11 (0.59%) Immediacy CMS
14 11 (0.59%) Kentico
14 11 (0.59%) SAS
Applications
1 74 (3.96%) Microsoft Excel
2 32 (1.71%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (0.37%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.11%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.054%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.054%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.054%) Inkscape
7 1 (0.054%) Mingle
7 1 (0.054%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.054%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 49 (2.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.48%) Siebel CRM
3 8 (0.43%) Distributed Ledger
3 8 (0.43%) Oracle Applications
3 8 (0.43%) R3 Corda
4 7 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
4 7 (0.37%) iTrent
4 7 (0.37%) Markit EDM
4 7 (0.37%) Northgate Housing
5 5 (0.27%) Elite 3E
5 5 (0.27%) FastStats
5 5 (0.27%) Salerio
6 4 (0.21%) Raiser's Edge
6 4 (0.21%) ResourceLink
6 4 (0.21%) Unica
7 3 (0.16%) Sentinel
8 2 (0.11%) Maximo
8 2 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
8 2 (0.11%) thinkFolio
8 2 (0.11%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 876 (46.87%) Azure
2 518 (27.72%) AWS
3 198 (10.59%) Power Platform
4 180 (9.63%) Serverless
5 179 (9.58%) GCP
6 135 (7.22%) AWS Lambda
7 109 (5.83%) Amazon ECS
8 102 (5.46%) Office 365
9 81 (4.33%) SaaS
10 74 (3.96%) Apigee
11 62 (3.32%) IaaS
12 58 (3.10%) PaaS
13 57 (3.05%) Azure Active Directory
14 52 (2.78%) GitHub
15 49 (2.62%) Azure Data Factory
16 37 (1.98%) Cloud Computing
17 34 (1.82%) Dynamics 365
18 33 (1.77%) Amazon S3
19 25 (1.34%) Amazon EC2
19 25 (1.34%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 58 (3.10%) Firewall
2 39 (2.09%) DNS
3 38 (2.03%) Internet
4 33 (1.77%) SAN
5 28 (1.50%) TCP/IP
6 20 (1.07%) Skype
7 19 (1.02%) Network Security
8 18 (0.96%) DHCP
9 17 (0.91%) VPN
10 16 (0.86%) WAN
11 15 (0.80%) NetScaler
12 14 (0.75%) iSCSI
13 13 (0.70%) Cisco IOS
14 12 (0.64%) Fibre Channel
14 12 (0.64%) VLAN
15 10 (0.54%) LAN
16 7 (0.37%) Cisco ASA
16 7 (0.37%) HTTP
16 7 (0.37%) NAS
16 7 (0.37%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 282 (15.09%) Data Warehouse
2 259 (13.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 223 (11.93%) MongoDB
4 222 (11.88%) MySQL
5 215 (11.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 193 (10.33%) PostgreSQL
7 189 (10.11%) Power BI
8 165 (8.83%) NoSQL
8 165 (8.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 158 (8.45%) Relational Database
10 135 (7.22%) SQL Server 2019
11 114 (6.10%) Amazon Redshift
12 97 (5.19%) RDBMS
13 81 (4.33%) Data Lake
14 78 (4.17%) Azure SQL Database
15 77 (4.12%) Big Data
16 70 (3.75%) Redis
17 58 (3.10%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 57 (3.05%) OLAP
18 57 (3.05%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 214 (11.45%) Git (software)
2 174 (9.31%) Jenkins
3 127 (6.80%) JIRA
4 121 (6.47%) TeamCity
5 86 (4.60%) GitLab
6 82 (4.39%) Visual Studio
7 81 (4.33%) Octopus Deploy
8 75 (4.01%) Artifactory
9 63 (3.37%) Team Foundation Server
10 58 (3.10%) Selenium
11 49 (2.62%) NUnit
12 43 (2.30%) SpecFlow
13 36 (1.93%) MSTest
14 34 (1.82%) Subversion
15 30 (1.61%) Bitbucket
16 29 (1.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 28 (1.50%) Cypress.io
18 27 (1.44%) Moq
19 23 (1.23%) PowerBuilder
19 23 (1.23%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 742 (39.70%) Finance
2 219 (11.72%) Banking
3 87 (4.65%) Back Office
4 74 (3.96%) Front Office
5 58 (3.10%) Games
6 50 (2.68%) Retail
7 35 (1.87%) Advertising
8 34 (1.82%) Investment Banking
9 33 (1.77%) Marketing
10 22 (1.18%) Legal
11 21 (1.12%) Law
12 17 (0.91%) Telecoms
13 16 (0.86%) Public Sector
14 12 (0.64%) Electronics
14 12 (0.64%) Financial Institution
15 10 (0.54%) Manufacturing
16 7 (0.37%) Publishing
16 7 (0.37%) Social Housing
17 6 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
18 4 (0.21%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 972 (52.01%) Developer
2 452 (24.18%) .NET Developer
3 347 (18.57%) C# Developer
4 250 (13.38%) C# .NET Developer
5 201 (10.75%) Analyst
6 179 (9.58%) SQL Developer
7 146 (7.81%) Senior Developer
8 129 (6.90%) Architect
9 96 (5.14%) Full Stack Developer
10 94 (5.03%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 79 (4.23%) Azure Engineer
12 74 (3.96%) Data Architect
13 70 (3.75%) Azure Developer
13 70 (3.75%) Data Engineer
14 66 (3.53%) Software Engineer
15 61 (3.26%) Cloud Architect
15 61 (3.26%) DBA
16 60 (3.21%) DevOps Engineer
17 58 (3.10%) Support Analyst
18 56 (3.00%) Java Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 936 (50.08%) .NET
2 447 (23.92%) ASP.NET
3 416 (22.26%) AngularJS
4 390 (20.87%) .NET Core
5 308 (16.48%) Web Services
6 304 (16.27%) ASP.NET Web API
7 293 (15.68%) HTML
8 292 (15.62%) .NET Framework
9 274 (14.66%) React
10 272 (14.55%) CSS
11 243 (13.00%) ASP.NET MVC
12 190 (10.17%) REST
13 177 (9.47%) Entity Framework
13 177 (9.47%) Node.js
14 168 (8.99%) XML
15 140 (7.49%) JSON
16 135 (7.22%) HTML5
17 124 (6.63%) Vue.js
18 122 (6.53%) RESTful
19 105 (5.62%) gRPC
Miscellaneous
1 233 (12.47%) Greenfield Project
2 186 (9.95%) Analytical Skills
3 185 (9.90%) Hedge funds
4 61 (3.26%) Management Information System
5 50 (2.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 44 (2.35%) Cloud Native
7 40 (2.14%) Enterprise Software
7 40 (2.14%) Fixed Income
8 36 (1.93%) Private Cloud
9 34 (1.82%) Algorithms
10 31 (1.66%) Data Centre
10 31 (1.66%) Data Structures
11 30 (1.61%) Equities
12 29 (1.55%) Public Cloud
13 28 (1.50%) Clustering
13 28 (1.50%) Derivative
13 28 (1.50%) User Experience
14 25 (1.34%) Replication
15 24 (1.28%) Self-Motivation
16 21 (1.12%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 312 (16.69%) Windows
2 158 (8.45%) Linux
3 157 (8.40%) Windows Server
4 60 (3.21%) Unix
5 47 (2.51%) Windows Server 2012
6 35 (1.87%) Windows 10
6 35 (1.87%) Windows Server 2008
7 34 (1.82%) Windows Server 2016
8 20 (1.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 16 (0.86%) Windows 7
10 11 (0.59%) CentOS
11 10 (0.54%) Windows Server 2019
12 8 (0.43%) SUSE
12 8 (0.43%) VMS
13 7 (0.37%) Oracle Linux
14 5 (0.27%) Debian
14 5 (0.27%) Solaris
14 5 (0.27%) Ubuntu
15 4 (0.21%) AIX
15 4 (0.21%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 756 (40.45%) Agile Software Development
2 497 (26.59%) DevOps
3 426 (22.79%) Microservices
4 411 (21.99%) TDD
5 371 (19.85%) MVC
6 305 (16.32%) Scrum
7 297 (15.89%) Business Intelligence
8 226 (12.09%) BDD
9 207 (11.08%) Fintech
10 199 (10.65%) Software Engineering
11 196 (10.49%) Analytics
12 190 (10.17%) Problem-Solving
13 189 (10.11%) ETL
14 183 (9.79%) Continuous Integration
15 166 (8.88%) Asset Management
16 164 (8.77%) Mentoring
17 160 (8.56%) Computer Science
18 159 (8.51%) Test Automation
19 153 (8.19%) OO
20 148 (7.92%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 1,010 (54.04%) SQL
2 864 (46.23%) C#
3 518 (27.72%) JavaScript
4 394 (21.08%) Python
5 278 (14.87%) Java
6 269 (14.39%) T-SQL
7 227 (12.15%) PowerShell
8 169 (9.04%) TypeScript
9 94 (5.03%) VB.NET
10 51 (2.73%) R
11 50 (2.68%) C++
12 39 (2.09%) Ruby
13 35 (1.87%) Bash Shell
14 33 (1.77%) PL/SQL
15 32 (1.71%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 31 (1.66%) F#
17 29 (1.55%) Scala
18 26 (1.39%) VB
19 24 (1.28%) PHP
19 24 (1.28%) VBA
Qualifications
1 201 (10.75%) Degree
2 84 (4.49%) Computer Science Degree
3 48 (2.57%) Sun Certification
4 40 (2.14%) Microsoft Certification
5 19 (1.02%) AWS Certification
6 18 (0.96%) Master's Degree
7 15 (0.80%) Cisco Certification
7 15 (0.80%) MCP
8 14 (0.75%) MCSA
8 14 (0.75%) MCSE
9 13 (0.70%) CCNA
9 13 (0.70%) SC Cleared
9 13 (0.70%) Security Cleared
10 11 (0.59%) PhD
11 9 (0.48%) Numerate Degree
12 7 (0.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 6 (0.32%) ISEB
13 6 (0.32%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 4 (0.21%) CCNP
14 4 (0.21%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 111 (5.94%) QA
2 47 (2.51%) Data Quality
3 26 (1.39%) SLA
4 17 (0.91%) GDPR
5 12 (0.64%) NIST
6 6 (0.32%) MiFID
7 4 (0.21%) IFRS
7 4 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (0.21%) PSD2
8 3 (0.16%) COBIT
8 3 (0.16%) COSO
8 3 (0.16%) EMIR
8 3 (0.16%) UCITS
9 2 (0.11%) ISO 20022
10 1 (0.054%) GAAP
10 1 (0.054%) Solvency II
System Software
1 291 (15.57%) Docker
2 179 (9.58%) Active Directory
3 60 (3.21%) VMware Infrastructure
4 32 (1.71%) Hyper-V
5 17 (0.91%) vSphere
6 14 (0.75%) VMware ESXi
7 10 (0.54%) Virtual Machines
8 9 (0.48%) XenApp
9 8 (0.43%) HDFS
10 6 (0.32%) XenDesktop
11 5 (0.27%) Virtual Desktop
12 4 (0.21%) Virtual Servers
13 3 (0.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 3 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
14 2 (0.11%) Terminal Server
14 2 (0.11%) VMware Workstation
15 1 (0.054%) Cronacle
15 1 (0.054%) Microsoft App-V
15 1 (0.054%) Terminal Services
15 1 (0.054%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 280 (14.98%) Kubernetes
2 84 (4.49%) Ansible
3 51 (2.73%) Puppet
3 51 (2.73%) Terraform
4 45 (2.41%) Opscode Chef
5 27 (1.44%) SCCM
6 24 (1.28%) Microsoft Intune
7 11 (0.59%) Nagios
8 9 (0.48%) Microsoft Clustering
8 9 (0.48%) SCVMM
9 8 (0.43%) HP Data Protector
9 8 (0.43%) Istio
10 7 (0.37%) Hadoop YARN
10 7 (0.37%) Kibana
10 7 (0.37%) Prometheus
10 7 (0.37%) ZABBIX
11 5 (0.27%) Grafana
11 5 (0.27%) Opsgenie
11 5 (0.27%) Rancher
11 5 (0.27%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 668 (35.74%) Microsoft
2 366 (19.58%) Oracle
3 154 (8.24%) Google
4 107 (5.72%) VMware
5 78 (4.17%) Tableau
6 48 (2.57%) Cisco
7 44 (2.35%) Databricks
7 44 (2.35%) IBM
8 32 (1.71%) Sybase
9 31 (1.66%) HP
10 28 (1.50%) SAP
11 26 (1.39%) Atlassian
12 25 (1.34%) Red Hat
13 21 (1.12%) Citrix
14 18 (0.96%) Dell
15 17 (0.91%) Sitecore
16 14 (0.75%) Splunk
17 12 (0.64%) Salesforce.com
17 12 (0.64%) ServiceNow
17 12 (0.64%) TIBCO