Period
to 17 October 2021

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 17 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
England > London
6 months to
17 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 51 25 18
Rank change year-on-year -26 -7 -3
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 3,231 1,686 5,818
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 6.46% 8.71% 10.63%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 20.23% 30.35% 36.59%
Number of salaries quoted 2,487 1,473 5,136
10th Percentile £42,488 £40,000 £35,000
25th Percentile £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year - +8.33% +4.35%
75th Percentile £81,250 £85,000 £75,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £105,000 £87,500
England median annual salary £50,104 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year +0.21% +4.17% +1.05%

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 15,969 5,556 15,902
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 31.91% 28.72% 29.07%
Number of salaries quoted 9,448 4,720 13,266
10th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £37,500
25th Percentile £54,229 £52,500 £48,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year - +7.69% +4.00%
75th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £82,500
90th Percentile £107,500 £105,000 £98,750
England median annual salary £58,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +6.36% +4.76% +5.00%

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 17 October 2021.

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 17 October 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
Central London +2 597 £65,000 - 194
West London -27 145 £55,000 - 56
South London -2 122 £60,000 - 20
East London -15 27 £57,500 +27.78% 47
North London -13 3 £56,250 +15.87% 7
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 London region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 1,881 (58.22%) SQL
2 1,588 (49.15%) C#
3 1,501 (46.46%) Azure
4 1,495 (46.27%) .NET
5 1,348 (41.72%) Agile Software Development
6 1,163 (36.00%) Microsoft
7 983 (30.42%) Finance
8 927 (28.69%) JavaScript
9 745 (23.06%) DevOps
10 717 (22.19%) AWS
11 680 (21.05%) Social Skills
12 649 (20.09%) Business Intelligence
13 603 (18.66%) AngularJS
14 592 (18.32%) .NET Core
15 590 (18.26%) TDD
16 567 (17.55%) Software Engineering
17 554 (17.15%) Full Stack Development
18 548 (16.96%) React
19 545 (16.87%) Windows
20 544 (16.84%) Microservices
21 542 (16.77%) ASP.NET
22 534 (16.53%) HTML
23 520 (16.09%) Oracle
24 518 (16.03%) Python
25 510 (15.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
26 509 (15.75%) CSS
27 502 (15.54%) Power Platform
28 472 (14.61%) Power BI
29 455 (14.08%) Data Warehouse
30 454 (14.05%) Degree

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
1 183 (5.66%) SharePoint
2 160 (4.95%) IIS
3 147 (4.55%) Confluence
4 88 (2.72%) CMS
5 87 (2.69%) Elasticsearch
6 68 (2.10%) Apache
7 49 (1.52%) Tomcat
8 43 (1.33%) Apache Spark
9 31 (0.96%) MS Exchange
9 31 (0.96%) SAS
10 22 (0.68%) Drupal
10 22 (0.68%) Umbraco
11 20 (0.62%) EPiServer
12 18 (0.56%) WebLogic
13 17 (0.53%) Sitecore CMS
14 13 (0.40%) Apache Airflow
15 11 (0.34%) WordPress
16 10 (0.31%) Kentico
16 10 (0.31%) Moodle
16 10 (0.31%) WebSphere
Applications
1 221 (6.84%) Microsoft Excel
2 131 (4.05%) Microsoft Office
3 38 (1.18%) MS Visio
4 14 (0.43%) InVision
4 14 (0.43%) Sketch
5 13 (0.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 11 (0.34%) Chatbot
7 7 (0.22%) Figma
7 7 (0.22%) Microsoft Project
8 6 (0.19%) SPSS
9 4 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
10 3 (0.093%) Photoshop
11 1 (0.031%) InfoPath
11 1 (0.031%) Spreadsheet
11 1 (0.031%) Stata
Business Applications
1 69 (2.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (0.56%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 15 (0.46%) MetaTrader
4 11 (0.34%) Dynamics NAV
5 10 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
6 9 (0.28%) Oracle Applications
6 9 (0.28%) SAP Business One
7 8 (0.25%) R3 Corda
8 7 (0.22%) Distributed Ledger
8 7 (0.22%) NetSuite
9 6 (0.19%) BambooHR
9 6 (0.19%) Payment Gateway
9 6 (0.19%) RMDS
9 6 (0.19%) Unica
10 5 (0.15%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
11 4 (0.12%) FastStats
11 4 (0.12%) JDE EnterpriseOne
11 4 (0.12%) Loan IQ
11 4 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
11 4 (0.12%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 1,501 (46.46%) Azure
2 717 (22.19%) AWS
3 502 (15.54%) Power Platform
4 321 (9.94%) GCP
5 318 (9.84%) Serverless
6 237 (7.34%) SaaS
7 205 (6.34%) Microsoft 365
8 177 (5.48%) Azure Data Factory
9 127 (3.93%) PaaS
10 124 (3.84%) GitHub
11 119 (3.68%) AWS Lambda
12 94 (2.91%) IaaS
13 90 (2.79%) Amazon EC2
14 75 (2.32%) Amazon S3
15 72 (2.23%) Azure Active Directory
16 64 (1.98%) PowerApps
17 63 (1.95%) Azure Synapse Analytics
18 60 (1.86%) Azure Cosmos DB
18 60 (1.86%) Azure Functions
19 59 (1.83%) Azure Service Bus
Communications & Networking
1 85 (2.63%) Firewall
1 85 (2.63%) HTTP
2 80 (2.48%) DNS
3 58 (1.80%) TCP/IP
4 49 (1.52%) VPN
5 39 (1.21%) DHCP
6 34 (1.05%) SSL
7 29 (0.90%) SAN
8 26 (0.80%) Internet
9 20 (0.62%) Network Security
10 18 (0.56%) FTP
11 17 (0.53%) VoIP
12 16 (0.50%) MQTT
13 13 (0.40%) FIX Connectivity
13 13 (0.40%) LAN
13 13 (0.40%) Wi-Fi
14 11 (0.34%) Cisco ASA
14 11 (0.34%) Intranet
14 11 (0.34%) SNMP
14 11 (0.34%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 510 (15.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 472 (14.61%) Power BI
3 455 (14.08%) Data Warehouse
4 419 (12.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 406 (12.57%) Relational Database
6 391 (12.10%) PostgreSQL
7 353 (10.93%) MySQL
8 337 (10.43%) NoSQL
9 312 (9.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 247 (7.64%) MongoDB
11 202 (6.25%) Tableau
12 171 (5.29%) RDBMS
13 149 (4.61%) Azure SQL Database
14 144 (4.46%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 132 (4.09%) Data Lake
16 123 (3.81%) Big Data
17 111 (3.44%) SQL Server 2012
18 100 (3.10%) Microsoft Analysis Services
19 91 (2.82%) Redis
20 78 (2.41%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 430 (13.31%) Git (software)
2 290 (8.98%) JIRA
3 215 (6.65%) Visual Studio
4 173 (5.35%) Jenkins
5 167 (5.17%) Team Foundation Server
6 164 (5.08%) NUnit
6 164 (5.08%) Octopus Deploy
7 118 (3.65%) Selenium
8 115 (3.56%) TeamCity
9 97 (3.00%) Moq
10 85 (2.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 71 (2.20%) Postman
12 68 (2.10%) webpack
13 66 (2.04%) SpecFlow
14 60 (1.86%) SonarQube
15 50 (1.55%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
16 49 (1.52%) GitLab
17 46 (1.42%) Log4Net
18 45 (1.39%) Cypress.io
18 45 (1.39%) MSI
General
1 983 (30.42%) Finance
2 680 (21.05%) Social Skills
3 290 (8.98%) Analytical Skills
4 210 (6.50%) Banking
5 182 (5.63%) Retail
6 116 (3.59%) Marketing
7 88 (2.72%) Front Office
8 85 (2.63%) Presentation Skills
9 81 (2.51%) Advertising
10 62 (1.92%) Games
11 54 (1.67%) Back Office
12 53 (1.64%) Influencing Skills
13 48 (1.49%) Inclusion and Diversity
14 43 (1.33%) Investment Banking
15 40 (1.24%) Legal
15 40 (1.24%) Pharmaceutical
16 38 (1.18%) Law
17 34 (1.05%) Public Sector
18 32 (0.99%) Telecoms
19 31 (0.96%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 1,590 (49.21%) Developer
2 541 (16.74%) .NET Developer
3 414 (12.81%) Senior Developer
4 330 (10.21%) C# Developer
5 282 (8.73%) Analyst
6 237 (7.34%) Software Engineer
7 219 (6.78%) Full Stack Developer
8 204 (6.31%) SQL Developer
9 201 (6.22%) Software Developer
10 183 (5.66%) C# .NET Developer
11 181 (5.60%) Architect
12 146 (4.52%) Senior .NET Developer
13 139 (4.30%) Data Engineer
14 118 (3.65%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 113 (3.50%) DBA
16 112 (3.47%) Technical Leader
17 111 (3.44%) Applications Support
18 108 (3.34%) Angular Developer
19 106 (3.28%) Data Analyst
20 98 (3.03%) Azure Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,495 (46.27%) .NET
2 603 (18.66%) AngularJS
3 592 (18.32%) .NET Core
4 548 (16.96%) React
5 542 (16.77%) ASP.NET
6 534 (16.53%) HTML
7 509 (15.75%) CSS
8 434 (13.43%) .NET Framework
9 406 (12.57%) Web Services
10 365 (11.30%) REST
11 341 (10.55%) ASP.NET Web API
12 308 (9.53%) Node.js
13 238 (7.37%) Entity Framework
14 224 (6.93%) ASP.NET MVC
15 223 (6.90%) jQuery
16 217 (6.72%) HTML5
17 167 (5.17%) Kafka
17 167 (5.17%) Vue.js
18 150 (4.64%) RESTful
19 137 (4.24%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 188 (5.82%) User Experience
2 157 (4.86%) Self-Motivation
3 152 (4.70%) Greenfield Project
4 150 (4.64%) Enterprise Software
5 116 (3.59%) Management Information System
6 74 (2.29%) Hybrid Cloud
7 71 (2.20%) Equities
8 67 (2.07%) Clustering
9 60 (1.86%) Algorithms
10 53 (1.64%) Data Centre
11 52 (1.61%) Client/Server
11 52 (1.61%) Hedge funds
11 52 (1.61%) Public Cloud
12 48 (1.49%) Mobile App
12 48 (1.49%) Web 2.0
13 41 (1.27%) Data Structures
14 40 (1.24%) Replication
15 38 (1.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 37 (1.15%) Cloud Native
17 29 (0.90%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 545 (16.87%) Windows
2 243 (7.52%) Linux
3 197 (6.10%) Windows Server
4 101 (3.13%) Unix
5 57 (1.76%) Android
6 49 (1.52%) Windows 10
7 46 (1.42%) Windows Server 2016
8 38 (1.18%) Apple iOS
9 34 (1.05%) Windows Server 2012
10 27 (0.84%) CentOS
10 27 (0.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 18 (0.56%) Windows Server 2008
11 18 (0.56%) Windows Server 2019
12 15 (0.46%) Mac OS X
12 15 (0.46%) Solaris
13 10 (0.31%) Ubuntu
13 10 (0.31%) Windows 7
14 9 (0.28%) VMS
15 8 (0.25%) SUSE
15 8 (0.25%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,348 (41.72%) Agile Software Development
2 745 (23.06%) DevOps
3 649 (20.09%) Business Intelligence
4 590 (18.26%) TDD
5 567 (17.55%) Software Engineering
6 554 (17.15%) Full Stack Development
7 544 (16.84%) Microservices
8 454 (14.05%) Analytics
9 426 (13.18%) MVC
10 402 (12.44%) Scrum
11 387 (11.98%) Problem-Solving
12 370 (11.45%) ETL
13 343 (10.62%) Computer Science
14 306 (9.47%) Unit Testing
15 293 (9.07%) Test Automation
16 271 (8.39%) Continuous Integration
17 258 (7.99%) OO
18 252 (7.80%) Visualisation
19 245 (7.58%) SDLC
20 235 (7.27%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 1,881 (58.22%) SQL
2 1,588 (49.15%) C#
3 927 (28.69%) JavaScript
4 518 (16.03%) Python
5 435 (13.46%) T-SQL
6 329 (10.18%) PowerShell
7 307 (9.50%) Java
8 302 (9.35%) TypeScript
9 85 (2.63%) C++
10 79 (2.45%) Bash Shell
11 76 (2.35%) R
12 62 (1.92%) PHP
12 62 (1.92%) VBA
13 57 (1.76%) ES6
14 53 (1.64%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 53 (1.64%) Perl
15 51 (1.58%) Scala
16 46 (1.42%) C
17 45 (1.39%) VB.NET
18 43 (1.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 454 (14.05%) Degree
2 135 (4.18%) Computer Science Degree
3 61 (1.89%) Microsoft Certification
4 59 (1.83%) Master's Degree
5 33 (1.02%) Security Cleared
6 32 (0.99%) MCSE
7 30 (0.93%) MCSA
8 28 (0.87%) SC Cleared
9 19 (0.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 18 (0.56%) MCP
11 14 (0.43%) Cisco Certification
11 14 (0.43%) ITIL Certification
12 12 (0.37%) AWS Certification
13 10 (0.31%) MCT
13 10 (0.31%) PMI Certification
14 9 (0.28%) ISEB
14 9 (0.28%) ISTQB
15 8 (0.25%) CCNA
15 8 (0.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 8 (0.25%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 290 (8.98%) QA
2 95 (2.94%) Data Quality
3 76 (2.35%) GDPR
4 56 (1.73%) Accessibility
5 27 (0.84%) SLA
6 14 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 12 (0.37%) PCI DSS
8 6 (0.19%) WCAG
9 5 (0.15%) Good Clinical Practice
9 5 (0.15%) NIST
10 4 (0.12%) PMO
11 3 (0.093%) GRC
12 1 (0.031%) COBIT
12 1 (0.031%) Cyber Essentials
12 1 (0.031%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 1 (0.031%) GAMP
12 1 (0.031%) HIPAA
12 1 (0.031%) ISO 9000
12 1 (0.031%) ISO 9001
12 1 (0.031%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 390 (12.07%) Docker
2 216 (6.69%) Active Directory
3 83 (2.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 43 (1.33%) vSphere
5 36 (1.11%) Hyper-V
6 18 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
7 14 (0.43%) Virtual Desktop
8 10 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
9 8 (0.25%) XenDesktop
10 7 (0.22%) Oracle RAC
10 7 (0.22%) Varnish
11 6 (0.19%) Ceph
12 5 (0.15%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 4 (0.12%) KVM
13 4 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
13 4 (0.12%) VMware Server
13 4 (0.12%) XenApp
14 3 (0.093%) iptables
14 3 (0.093%) QEMU
14 3 (0.093%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 324 (10.03%) Kubernetes
2 115 (3.56%) Grafana
3 114 (3.53%) Terraform
4 81 (2.51%) Opscode Chef
5 70 (2.17%) Ansible
6 66 (2.04%) SCCM
7 62 (1.92%) Puppet
8 46 (1.42%) Opsgenie
9 33 (1.02%) Graphite
10 32 (0.99%) Graylog
11 25 (0.77%) Nagios
12 24 (0.74%) HAProxy
13 22 (0.68%) Microsoft Intune
13 22 (0.68%) Prometheus
14 21 (0.65%) logstash
15 19 (0.59%) ZABBIX
16 17 (0.53%) MIIS
17 16 (0.50%) Kibana
17 16 (0.50%) Pingdom
18 15 (0.46%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1,163 (36.00%) Microsoft
2 520 (16.09%) Oracle
3 226 (6.99%) Google
4 139 (4.30%) VMware
5 122 (3.78%) Databricks
6 86 (2.66%) Salesforce.com
7 60 (1.86%) Atlassian
8 56 (1.73%) Xamarin
9 47 (1.45%) Cisco
10 44 (1.36%) Apple
10 44 (1.36%) Sybase
11 43 (1.33%) Bloomberg
12 42 (1.30%) IBM
13 40 (1.24%) Alteryx
13 40 (1.24%) Red Hat
14 38 (1.18%) ServiceNow
15 37 (1.15%) Fidessa
16 36 (1.11%) Citrix
17 34 (1.05%) HP
18 32 (0.99%) SAP