Period
to 9 May 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 9 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
England > London
6 months to
9 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 39 17 18
Rank change year-on-year -22 +1 -4
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2,245 4,217 6,390
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 6.82% 10.14% 10.81%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 23.53% 36.56% 37.16%
Number of salaries quoted 1,924 3,523 5,592
10th Percentile £41,250 £37,000 £35,756
25th Percentile £50,000 £46,250 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.17% - +9.09%
75th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £75,000
90th Percentile £100,000 £96,250 £86,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £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 9,539 11,534 17,197
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 28.97% 27.74% 29.10%
Number of salaries quoted 7,104 9,518 14,404
10th Percentile £43,750 £40,000 £38,750
25th Percentile £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +7.69% - +8.33%
75th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £82,500
90th Percentile £100,000 £105,000 £95,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +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 9 May 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 9 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
Central London 0 537 £67,500 +12.50% 157
West London 0 99 £60,000 +14.29% 41
South London -29 52 £52,500 - 15
East London -10 18 £46,250 -7.50% 30
North London -7 6 £51,250 +28.13% 1
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 9 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 London region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 1,221 (54.39%) SQL
2 1,036 (46.15%) Azure
3 1,022 (45.52%) C#
4 1,004 (44.72%) .NET
5 863 (38.44%) Agile Software Development
6 780 (34.74%) Microsoft
7 712 (31.71%) Finance
8 586 (26.10%) JavaScript
9 540 (24.05%) DevOps
10 489 (21.78%) AWS
11 443 (19.73%) Business Intelligence
12 416 (18.53%) Microservices
13 410 (18.26%) .NET Core
13 410 (18.26%) CSS
14 395 (17.59%) Power Platform
15 388 (17.28%) T-SQL
16 387 (17.24%) Social Skills
17 385 (17.15%) Windows
18 382 (17.02%) Python
19 377 (16.79%) Web Services
20 367 (16.35%) Software Engineering
21 364 (16.21%) MVC
22 353 (15.72%) Degree
22 353 (15.72%) Power BI
23 338 (15.06%) Oracle
24 334 (14.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
25 329 (14.65%) Data Warehouse
26 325 (14.48%) React
27 320 (14.25%) HTML
28 309 (13.76%) ASP.NET

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
1 221 (9.84%) SharePoint
2 111 (4.94%) IIS
3 67 (2.98%) Apache
4 46 (2.05%) Confluence
5 31 (1.38%) CMS
6 28 (1.25%) nginx
7 27 (1.20%) Tomcat
8 25 (1.11%) Apache Spark
8 25 (1.11%) Elasticsearch
8 25 (1.11%) MS Exchange
9 19 (0.85%) EPiServer
10 13 (0.58%) ejabberd
11 12 (0.53%) Apache Airflow
11 12 (0.53%) SAS
11 12 (0.53%) Umbraco
12 9 (0.40%) Apache Solr
12 9 (0.40%) WebLogic
12 9 (0.40%) WebSphere
13 8 (0.36%) WordPress
14 7 (0.31%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 92 (4.10%) Microsoft Excel
2 64 (2.85%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (0.31%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.089%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.045%) Figma
7 1 (0.045%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.045%) Mingle
7 1 (0.045%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.045%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 149 (6.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 23 (1.02%) Dynamics AX
3 15 (0.67%) Elite 3E
4 9 (0.40%) Dynamics NAV
5 7 (0.31%) NetSuite
6 5 (0.22%) Magento
6 5 (0.22%) Oracle Applications
7 4 (0.18%) Dynamics GP
7 4 (0.18%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
7 4 (0.18%) MetaTrader
8 3 (0.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 3 (0.13%) SAP Business One
9 2 (0.089%) FastStats
9 2 (0.089%) Infor M3
9 2 (0.089%) Markit EDM
9 2 (0.089%) Northgate Housing
9 2 (0.089%) Relativity
9 2 (0.089%) Temenos T24
10 1 (0.045%) Eagle PACE
10 1 (0.045%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 1,036 (46.15%) Azure
2 489 (21.78%) AWS
3 395 (17.59%) Power Platform
4 203 (9.04%) Serverless
5 166 (7.39%) SaaS
6 157 (6.99%) PaaS
7 151 (6.73%) GCP
8 143 (6.37%) Azure Active Directory
9 129 (5.75%) Microsoft 365
10 125 (5.57%) Azure Data Factory
11 108 (4.81%) Azure Service Bus
12 105 (4.68%) AWS Lambda
13 88 (3.92%) Amazon ECS
13 88 (3.92%) Dynamics 365
14 86 (3.83%) Azure Key Vault
15 83 (3.70%) Amazon EC2
16 80 (3.56%) Azure Storage
17 71 (3.16%) Azure Service Fabric
18 68 (3.03%) Azure App Service
19 61 (2.72%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 48 (2.14%) Firewall
2 42 (1.87%) VPN
3 38 (1.69%) TCP/IP
4 37 (1.65%) DNS
4 37 (1.65%) Internet
5 35 (1.56%) LAN
6 30 (1.34%) DHCP
7 20 (0.89%) BGP
8 18 (0.80%) Diameter Protocol
8 18 (0.80%) FTP
8 18 (0.80%) SAN
8 18 (0.80%) SNMP
8 18 (0.80%) WAN
9 17 (0.76%) VoIP
10 15 (0.67%) HTTP
11 13 (0.58%) Asterisk PBX
11 13 (0.58%) PBX
12 11 (0.49%) VLAN
13 10 (0.45%) Network Security
13 10 (0.45%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 353 (15.72%) Power BI
2 334 (14.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 329 (14.65%) Data Warehouse
4 301 (13.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 288 (12.83%) PostgreSQL
6 264 (11.76%) MySQL
7 262 (11.67%) Relational Database
8 210 (9.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 200 (8.91%) NoSQL
10 160 (7.13%) Azure SQL Database
11 151 (6.73%) Tableau
12 132 (5.88%) RDBMS
13 130 (5.79%) MongoDB
14 111 (4.94%) Data Lake
15 108 (4.81%) SQL Server 2012
16 97 (4.32%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 74 (3.30%) Big Data
18 73 (3.25%) Amazon Aurora
19 72 (3.21%) SQL Server 2016
20 68 (3.03%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 230 (10.24%) Git (software)
2 155 (6.90%) Team Foundation Server
3 149 (6.64%) Visual Studio
4 135 (6.01%) Jenkins
5 113 (5.03%) JIRA
6 102 (4.54%) Visual Studio Team System
7 92 (4.10%) TeamCity
8 87 (3.88%) Octopus Deploy
9 44 (1.96%) Artifactory
10 39 (1.74%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 36 (1.60%) NUnit
11 36 (1.60%) Selenium
12 32 (1.43%) MSI
13 31 (1.38%) GitLab
13 31 (1.38%) SpecFlow
14 30 (1.34%) Bitbucket
14 30 (1.34%) WiX
15 27 (1.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 24 (1.07%) Moq
17 23 (1.02%) webpack
General
1 712 (31.71%) Finance
2 387 (17.24%) Social Skills
3 284 (12.65%) Analytical Skills
4 166 (7.39%) Banking
5 118 (5.26%) Retail
6 92 (4.10%) Marketing
7 79 (3.52%) Front Office
8 66 (2.94%) Games
9 50 (2.23%) Law
10 46 (2.05%) Public Sector
11 42 (1.87%) Advertising
12 34 (1.51%) Legal
13 33 (1.47%) Organisational Skills
14 32 (1.43%) Back Office
14 32 (1.43%) Presentation Skills
15 22 (0.98%) Manufacturing
16 21 (0.94%) Financial Institution
17 19 (0.85%) Influencing Skills
18 17 (0.76%) Telecoms
19 12 (0.53%) Billing
Job Titles
1 1,122 (49.98%) Developer
2 374 (16.66%) .NET Developer
3 312 (13.90%) C# Developer
4 270 (12.03%) Analyst
5 241 (10.73%) Senior Developer
6 205 (9.13%) Software Engineer
7 173 (7.71%) C# .NET Developer
8 163 (7.26%) Full Stack Developer
9 160 (7.13%) SQL Developer
10 116 (5.17%) Architect
11 111 (4.94%) AWS Engineer
12 108 (4.81%) Java Developer
13 107 (4.77%) Azure Developer
14 103 (4.59%) Applications Support
14 103 (4.59%) Data Engineer
15 102 (4.54%) Senior C# Developer
16 100 (4.45%) Data Analyst
17 91 (4.05%) AWS Developer
18 90 (4.01%) AWS Software Engineer
18 90 (4.01%) Developer/Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,004 (44.72%) .NET
2 410 (18.26%) .NET Core
2 410 (18.26%) CSS
3 377 (16.79%) Web Services
4 325 (14.48%) React
5 320 (14.25%) HTML
6 309 (13.76%) ASP.NET
7 307 (13.67%) AngularJS
8 293 (13.05%) .NET Framework
9 266 (11.85%) REST
10 262 (11.67%) ASP.NET Web API
11 237 (10.56%) jQuery
12 190 (8.46%) Entity Framework
13 161 (7.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 159 (7.08%) XML
15 141 (6.28%) ASP.NET MVC
16 106 (4.72%) Node.js
17 99 (4.41%) Vue.js
18 98 (4.37%) gRPC
19 96 (4.28%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 128 (5.70%) Hedge funds
2 125 (5.57%) Greenfield Project
3 93 (4.14%) User Experience
4 88 (3.92%) N-Tier
4 88 (3.92%) Self-Motivation
5 76 (3.39%) Reinsurance
6 65 (2.90%) Pricing Data
7 58 (2.58%) Management Information System
8 51 (2.27%) Data Centre
9 45 (2.00%) Clustering
10 43 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
11 41 (1.83%) Data Structures
12 38 (1.69%) Fixed Income
13 33 (1.47%) Client/Server
14 31 (1.38%) Algorithms
14 31 (1.38%) Replication
15 30 (1.34%) Virtual Team
15 30 (1.34%) Web 2.0
16 29 (1.29%) Derivative
17 26 (1.16%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 385 (17.15%) Windows
2 204 (9.09%) Linux
3 191 (8.51%) Windows Server
4 87 (3.88%) Unix
5 45 (2.00%) Windows 10
6 37 (1.65%) Windows Server 2016
7 36 (1.60%) CentOS
8 32 (1.43%) Windows Server 2012
9 24 (1.07%) Windows Server 2008
10 18 (0.80%) Debian
11 15 (0.67%) Android
11 15 (0.67%) Windows 7
12 14 (0.62%) Apple iOS
12 14 (0.62%) Windows Server 2019
13 13 (0.58%) Solaris
14 11 (0.49%) Ubuntu
15 6 (0.27%) AIX
16 5 (0.22%) Oracle Linux
17 3 (0.13%) Fedora
17 3 (0.13%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 863 (38.44%) Agile Software Development
2 540 (24.05%) DevOps
3 443 (19.73%) Business Intelligence
4 416 (18.53%) Microservices
5 367 (16.35%) Software Engineering
6 364 (16.21%) MVC
7 289 (12.87%) ETL
7 289 (12.87%) Problem-Solving
8 272 (12.12%) Analytics
9 265 (11.80%) Continuous Integration
10 259 (11.54%) Test Automation
11 257 (11.45%) TDD
12 232 (10.33%) OO
13 214 (9.53%) Scrum
14 206 (9.18%) Computer Science
15 192 (8.55%) Visualisation
16 179 (7.97%) Mentoring
17 174 (7.75%) CRM
18 166 (7.39%) Migration
19 164 (7.31%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 1,221 (54.39%) SQL
2 1,022 (45.52%) C#
3 586 (26.10%) JavaScript
4 388 (17.28%) T-SQL
5 382 (17.02%) Python
6 279 (12.43%) Java
7 261 (11.63%) PowerShell
8 122 (5.43%) TypeScript
9 65 (2.90%) Bash Shell
10 61 (2.72%) PHP
11 46 (2.05%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 46 (2.05%) Perl
12 45 (2.00%) VB
13 44 (1.96%) VB.NET
13 44 (1.96%) VBA
14 41 (1.83%) R
15 34 (1.51%) C
15 34 (1.51%) C++
16 33 (1.47%) Shell Script
17 30 (1.34%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 353 (15.72%) Degree
2 133 (5.92%) Computer Science Degree
3 54 (2.41%) Security Cleared
4 46 (2.05%) SC Cleared
5 27 (1.20%) Master's Degree
6 23 (1.02%) Microsoft Certification
7 19 (0.85%) Numerate Degree
8 10 (0.45%) PhD
9 8 (0.36%) MCSE
10 6 (0.27%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (0.22%) DV Cleared
11 5 (0.22%) MCP
12 4 (0.18%) A+ Certification
12 4 (0.18%) AWS Certification
12 4 (0.18%) Cisco Certification
12 4 (0.18%) MCSA
12 4 (0.18%) MOS
13 3 (0.13%) CCNA
13 3 (0.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 3 (0.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 127 (5.66%) QA
2 84 (3.74%) Data Quality
3 33 (1.47%) GDPR
4 27 (1.20%) GRC
5 16 (0.71%) NIST
6 12 (0.53%) SLA
7 9 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 8 (0.36%) PCI DSS
9 5 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials
10 3 (0.13%) PMO
11 2 (0.089%) AIFMD
11 2 (0.089%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 1 (0.045%) EMIR
12 1 (0.045%) PSD2
System Software
1 256 (11.40%) Docker
2 163 (7.26%) Active Directory
3 79 (3.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 21 (0.94%) Oracle RAC
5 19 (0.85%) KVM
6 18 (0.80%) iptables
6 18 (0.80%) QEMU
6 18 (0.80%) vSphere
7 17 (0.76%) Hyper-V
8 13 (0.58%) Kamailio
8 13 (0.58%) Postfix
9 9 (0.40%) HDFS
9 9 (0.40%) Virtual Desktop
9 9 (0.40%) XenDesktop
10 8 (0.36%) XenApp
11 7 (0.31%) VMware Server
12 5 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
13 4 (0.18%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 4 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
14 3 (0.13%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 193 (8.60%) Kubernetes
2 167 (7.44%) Terraform
3 94 (4.19%) Opscode Chef
4 77 (3.43%) Ansible
5 54 (2.41%) Puppet
6 39 (1.74%) SCCM
7 26 (1.16%) Galera Cluster
7 26 (1.16%) HAProxy
8 22 (0.98%) Grafana
9 20 (0.89%) ZABBIX
10 19 (0.85%) Microsoft Intune
10 19 (0.85%) Oracle RMAN
11 12 (0.53%) Prometheus
12 11 (0.49%) Rancher
13 10 (0.45%) SCOM
14 8 (0.36%) AirWatch
14 8 (0.36%) Kibana
15 6 (0.27%) Failover Clustering
15 6 (0.27%) HP Quality Center
15 6 (0.27%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 780 (34.74%) Microsoft
2 338 (15.06%) Oracle
3 136 (6.06%) Google
4 102 (4.54%) VMware
5 101 (4.50%) Sybase
6 90 (4.01%) Databricks
7 83 (3.70%) Nintex
8 50 (2.23%) Salesforce.com
9 47 (2.09%) Cisco
10 46 (2.05%) Informatica
11 32 (1.43%) Citrix
12 27 (1.20%) HP
13 26 (1.16%) Charles River
14 25 (1.11%) Atlassian
15 23 (1.02%) Percona
15 23 (1.02%) SAP
16 22 (0.98%) ServiceNow
17 21 (0.94%) Intapp
18 20 (0.89%) Alteryx
18 20 (0.89%) Bloomberg