Period
to 17 October 2019

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 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
England > London
6 months to
17 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 17 14 14
Rank change year-on-year -3 0 0
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 5,815 8,220 8,928
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 10.63% 12.11% 11.99%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 37.26% 39.31% 40.53%
Number of salaries quoted 5,131 7,050 7,630
London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +3.77%
10th Percentile £35,000 £34,975 £34,625
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £82,500
England median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.05% +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 15,607 20,912 22,026
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 28.54% 30.81% 29.58%
Number of salaries quoted 12,915 16,662 17,638
London median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% +4.35%
10th Percentile £38,000 £37,500 £36,250
90th Percentile £97,500 £94,200 £90,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server in London

SQL Server
Salary Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SQL Server in London.

Salary trend for SQL Server in London

SQL Server
Salary Histogram in London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in London over the 6 months to 17 October 2019.

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 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
Central London -3 1,478 £61,000 +4.27% 221
South London +4 360 £55,000 +10.00% 51
West London 0 281 £54,000 +8.00% 100
East London +15 110 £48,736 -4.91% 40
North London +6 53 £45,000 - 11
SQL Server
England

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

1 3,246 (55.82%) SQL
2 3,000 (51.59%) C#
3 2,771 (47.65%) .NET
4 2,243 (38.57%) Agile Software Development
5 2,229 (38.33%) Microsoft
6 2,046 (35.18%) Finance
7 1,728 (29.72%) Azure
8 1,584 (27.24%) ASP.NET
9 1,406 (24.18%) MVC
10 1,308 (22.49%) JavaScript
11 1,253 (21.55%) Business Intelligence
12 1,230 (21.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 1,189 (20.45%) T-SQL
14 1,155 (19.86%) Windows
15 1,043 (17.94%) ASP.NET Web API
16 1,030 (17.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 1,006 (17.30%) Data Warehouse
18 960 (16.51%) HTML
19 950 (16.34%) ASP.NET MVC
20 943 (16.22%) TDD
21 929 (15.98%) AngularJS
22 878 (15.10%) Oracle
23 865 (14.88%) CSS
24 852 (14.65%) AWS
25 829 (14.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
26 805 (13.84%) Scrum
27 795 (13.67%) Power Platform
28 773 (13.29%) Power BI
29 758 (13.04%) ETL
30 732 (12.59%) DevOps

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
1 336 (5.78%) SharePoint
2 288 (4.95%) IIS
3 141 (2.42%) Elasticsearch
4 128 (2.20%) Apache
5 116 (1.99%) MS Exchange
6 107 (1.84%) CMS
7 91 (1.56%) Oracle Workflow
8 88 (1.51%) Umbraco
9 79 (1.36%) Apache Spark
9 79 (1.36%) Confluence
10 70 (1.20%) Tomcat
11 58 (1.00%) WebSphere
12 55 (0.95%) EPiServer
13 52 (0.89%) Skype for Business
14 51 (0.88%) BizTalk Server
15 50 (0.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 36 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2013
17 33 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2010
17 33 (0.57%) Sitecore CMS
18 30 (0.52%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 267 (4.59%) Microsoft Excel
2 199 (3.42%) Microsoft Office
3 36 (0.62%) MS Visio
4 15 (0.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 11 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
6 10 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (0.10%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 6 (0.10%) CINEMA 4D
7 6 (0.10%) Maya
7 6 (0.10%) MODO
7 6 (0.10%) NUKE
8 1 (0.017%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.017%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.017%) SPSS
8 1 (0.017%) SPSS Modeler
Business Applications
1 195 (3.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 125 (2.15%) thinkFolio
3 100 (1.72%) Markit EDM
4 87 (1.50%) Front Arena
5 50 (0.86%) Dynamics AX
6 20 (0.34%) Dynamics NAV
7 16 (0.28%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 12 (0.21%) Dynamics GP
8 12 (0.21%) NetSuite
9 11 (0.19%) SAP Business One
10 7 (0.12%) Elite 3E
10 7 (0.12%) PolarLake
10 7 (0.12%) Q-Pulse
10 7 (0.12%) Sage CRM
11 6 (0.10%) Endur
11 6 (0.10%) FastStats
11 6 (0.10%) Oracle ERP
12 5 (0.086%) Eagle PACE
12 5 (0.086%) Salesforce.com CRM
12 5 (0.086%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 1,728 (29.72%) Azure
2 852 (14.65%) AWS
3 795 (13.67%) Power Platform
4 325 (5.59%) Office 365
5 214 (3.68%) SaaS
6 134 (2.30%) Azure Data Factory
7 111 (1.91%) GCP
8 99 (1.70%) Dynamics 365
9 96 (1.65%) PaaS
10 78 (1.34%) GitHub
11 77 (1.32%) Serverless
12 66 (1.13%) Amazon S3
13 59 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
14 48 (0.83%) PowerApps
15 46 (0.79%) IaaS
16 41 (0.71%) Amazon EC2
17 36 (0.62%) AWS CloudFormation
18 35 (0.60%) Azure Active Directory
19 32 (0.55%) Azure Functions
20 26 (0.45%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 176 (3.03%) Firewall
2 158 (2.72%) DNS
3 155 (2.67%) Internet
4 100 (1.72%) SAN
5 95 (1.63%) DHCP
6 87 (1.50%) TCP/IP
7 53 (0.91%) Skype
8 45 (0.77%) SSL
9 43 (0.74%) HTTP
9 43 (0.74%) VoIP
10 39 (0.67%) NAS
11 37 (0.64%) VPN
12 33 (0.57%) WAN
13 32 (0.55%) FTP
13 32 (0.55%) Network Security
14 31 (0.53%) LAN
15 28 (0.48%) Broadband
15 28 (0.48%) HTTPS
16 25 (0.43%) Wi-Fi
17 20 (0.34%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,230 (21.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1,030 (17.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1,006 (17.30%) Data Warehouse
4 829 (14.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 773 (13.29%) Power BI
6 708 (12.18%) SQL Server 2016
7 517 (8.89%) NoSQL
8 464 (7.98%) Relational Database
9 373 (6.41%) SQL Server 2012
10 372 (6.40%) MySQL
11 309 (5.31%) PostgreSQL
12 260 (4.47%) SQL Server 2008
13 256 (4.40%) Big Data
14 247 (4.25%) RDBMS
15 236 (4.06%) Azure SQL Database
16 219 (3.77%) MongoDB
17 196 (3.37%) SQL Server 2014
18 191 (3.28%) Microsoft Analysis Services
19 189 (3.25%) Data Lake
20 143 (2.46%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 680 (11.69%) Git (software)
2 384 (6.60%) Visual Studio
3 326 (5.61%) Team Foundation Server
4 256 (4.40%) JIRA
5 184 (3.16%) Jenkins
5 184 (3.16%) TeamCity
6 175 (3.01%) NUnit
6 175 (3.01%) Octopus Deploy
7 134 (2.30%) Selenium
8 106 (1.82%) Visual Studio Team System
9 102 (1.75%) SpecFlow
10 84 (1.44%) Subversion
11 74 (1.27%) Cucumber
12 60 (1.03%) Moq
13 58 (1.00%) Oracle Forms
13 58 (1.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 57 (0.98%) JUnit
15 53 (0.91%) Bitbucket
16 52 (0.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 52 (0.89%) Maven
General
1 2,046 (35.18%) Finance
2 532 (9.15%) Banking
3 251 (4.32%) Front Office
4 235 (4.04%) Retail
5 233 (4.01%) Games
6 136 (2.34%) Advertising
7 135 (2.32%) Marketing
8 109 (1.87%) French Language
8 109 (1.87%) Legal
9 105 (1.81%) German Language
10 100 (1.72%) Investment Banking
11 99 (1.70%) Spanish Language
12 93 (1.60%) Italian Language
13 84 (1.44%) Back Office
14 80 (1.38%) Law
15 79 (1.36%) Dutch Language
16 78 (1.34%) Telecoms
17 49 (0.84%) Public Sector
18 35 (0.60%) Financial Institution
19 27 (0.46%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 3,338 (57.40%) Developer
2 1,344 (23.11%) .NET Developer
3 1,076 (18.50%) C# Developer
4 714 (12.28%) SQL Developer
5 701 (12.06%) C# .NET Developer
6 659 (11.33%) Analyst
7 496 (8.53%) Senior Developer
8 467 (8.03%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 269 (4.63%) DBA
10 259 (4.45%) Applications Support
11 256 (4.40%) ASP.NET Developer
12 249 (4.28%) Support Analyst
13 247 (4.25%) C# ASP.NET Developer
14 232 (3.99%) Architect
15 229 (3.94%) Junior
16 228 (3.92%) SQL Server Developer
17 223 (3.83%) Software Developer
17 223 (3.83%) SQL DBA
18 217 (3.73%) Software Engineer
19 195 (3.35%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,771 (47.65%) .NET
2 1,584 (27.24%) ASP.NET
3 1,043 (17.94%) ASP.NET Web API
4 960 (16.51%) HTML
5 950 (16.34%) ASP.NET MVC
6 929 (15.98%) AngularJS
7 865 (14.88%) CSS
8 707 (12.16%) .NET Framework
9 588 (10.11%) .NET Core
10 581 (9.99%) Web Services
11 481 (8.27%) RESTful
12 464 (7.98%) WCF
13 443 (7.62%) Entity Framework
14 441 (7.58%) REST
15 403 (6.93%) XML
16 398 (6.84%) ASP.NET MVC 5
17 344 (5.92%) React
18 316 (5.43%) jQuery
19 312 (5.37%) WPF
20 307 (5.28%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 537 (9.23%) Greenfield Project
2 390 (6.71%) Analytical Skills
3 270 (4.64%) Hedge funds
4 202 (3.47%) Fixed Income
5 183 (3.15%) Management Information System
6 169 (2.91%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 168 (2.89%) Equities
8 165 (2.84%) Derivative
9 157 (2.70%) Self-Motivation
10 150 (2.58%) Enterprise Software
11 124 (2.13%) User Experience
12 103 (1.77%) Clustering
13 101 (1.74%) Replication
14 92 (1.58%) Data Centre
15 89 (1.53%) Data Structures
16 78 (1.34%) Algorithms
17 72 (1.24%) Reinsurance
18 65 (1.12%) Mobile App
19 55 (0.95%) Tandem
20 48 (0.83%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 1,155 (19.86%) Windows
2 528 (9.08%) Windows Server
3 383 (6.59%) Linux
4 140 (2.41%) Unix
5 125 (2.15%) Windows Server 2012
6 109 (1.87%) Windows 10
7 87 (1.50%) Windows Server 2008
8 55 (0.95%) Windows 7
9 44 (0.76%) Android
10 42 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 29 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
12 24 (0.41%) Apple iOS
13 17 (0.29%) CentOS
13 17 (0.29%) VMS
14 13 (0.22%) Mac OS
15 12 (0.21%) Solaris
16 10 (0.17%) Ubuntu
17 7 (0.12%) Oracle Linux
17 7 (0.12%) Windows 8
18 4 (0.069%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,243 (38.57%) Agile Software Development
2 1,406 (24.18%) MVC
3 1,253 (21.55%) Business Intelligence
4 943 (16.22%) TDD
5 805 (13.84%) Scrum
6 758 (13.04%) ETL
7 732 (12.59%) DevOps
8 599 (10.30%) Problem-Solving
9 581 (9.99%) Analytics
10 580 (9.97%) Web Application Development
11 561 (9.65%) Continuous Integration
12 548 (9.42%) BDD
13 537 (9.23%) Software Engineering
14 480 (8.25%) Data Modelling
15 440 (7.57%) OO
16 439 (7.55%) Computer Science
17 411 (7.07%) Fintech
18 408 (7.02%) Asset Management
19 389 (6.69%) Microservices
20 379 (6.52%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 3,246 (55.82%) SQL
2 3,000 (51.59%) C#
3 1,308 (22.49%) JavaScript
4 1,189 (20.45%) T-SQL
5 654 (11.25%) Java
6 610 (10.49%) Python
7 510 (8.77%) PowerShell
8 256 (4.40%) Ruby
9 248 (4.26%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 191 (3.28%) VB.NET
11 180 (3.10%) VBA
12 169 (2.91%) VB
13 157 (2.70%) R
14 144 (2.48%) PL/SQL
15 120 (2.06%) TypeScript
16 110 (1.89%) PHP
17 109 (1.87%) C++
18 99 (1.70%) Bash Shell
19 91 (1.56%) Perl
20 58 (1.00%) C
Qualifications
1 676 (11.63%) Degree
2 237 (4.08%) Computer Science Degree
3 175 (3.01%) Microsoft Certification
4 82 (1.41%) MCSE
5 57 (0.98%) MCSA
6 35 (0.60%) Security Cleared
7 31 (0.53%) Cisco Certification
7 31 (0.53%) MCP
7 31 (0.53%) MCSD
7 31 (0.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 27 (0.46%) SC Cleared
9 26 (0.45%) CCNA
10 20 (0.34%) MCITP
11 18 (0.31%) ITIL Certification
12 16 (0.28%) Numerate Degree
13 15 (0.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 14 (0.24%) PMI Certification
14 14 (0.24%) VCP5
15 13 (0.22%) AWS Certification
16 12 (0.21%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 309 (5.31%) QA
2 103 (1.77%) Data Quality
3 62 (1.07%) GDPR
4 58 (1.00%) SLA
5 28 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 20 (0.34%) WAI
7 15 (0.26%) Solvency II
8 7 (0.12%) PCI DSS
9 6 (0.10%) MiFID
9 6 (0.10%) PMO
10 5 (0.086%) EMIR
10 5 (0.086%) IFRS
10 5 (0.086%) NIST
11 4 (0.069%) Cyber Essentials
12 3 (0.052%) HIPAA
13 2 (0.034%) DICOM
13 2 (0.034%) HL7
13 2 (0.034%) SEPA
14 1 (0.017%) COBIT
14 1 (0.017%) WCAG
System Software
1 454 (7.81%) Active Directory
2 318 (5.47%) Docker
3 149 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
4 91 (1.56%) Hyper-V
5 58 (1.00%) XenApp
6 53 (0.91%) VMware ESXi
7 39 (0.67%) HDFS
8 33 (0.57%) vSphere
9 21 (0.36%) BitLocker
10 19 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
11 17 (0.29%) Firmware
12 16 (0.28%) XenDesktop
13 15 (0.26%) Oracle RAC
14 9 (0.15%) Virtual Servers
15 8 (0.14%) VMware Workstation
16 7 (0.12%) GridGain
17 6 (0.10%) Apache ZooKeeper
18 5 (0.086%) Xen
19 4 (0.069%) ISA Server
20 3 (0.052%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 168 (2.89%) Kubernetes
2 132 (2.27%) Ansible
3 111 (1.91%) SCCM
4 97 (1.67%) Puppet
5 90 (1.55%) Opscode Chef
6 60 (1.03%) SQL Sentry
7 58 (1.00%) Terraform
8 34 (0.58%) Grafana
8 34 (0.58%) WSUS
9 25 (0.43%) Prometheus
10 23 (0.40%) Automic
11 21 (0.36%) Control-M
12 20 (0.34%) Microsoft Intune
13 19 (0.33%) Docker Swarm
14 17 (0.29%) Backup Exec
14 17 (0.29%) SCOM
15 15 (0.26%) Failover Clustering
15 15 (0.26%) Packer
16 14 (0.24%) Kibana
16 14 (0.24%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 2,229 (38.33%) Microsoft
2 878 (15.10%) Oracle
3 275 (4.73%) VMware
4 241 (4.14%) Tableau
5 198 (3.40%) Citrix
6 161 (2.77%) SAP
7 117 (2.01%) Charles River
8 110 (1.89%) IBM
9 109 (1.87%) Cisco
10 97 (1.67%) Databricks
11 94 (1.62%) Google
12 88 (1.51%) Calypso
13 87 (1.50%) SimCorp
14 84 (1.44%) Sybase
15 78 (1.34%) Salesforce.com
16 67 (1.15%) Sitecore
17 65 (1.12%) Nintex
18 62 (1.07%) Veeam
19 57 (0.98%) JD Edwards
20 55 (0.95%) Informatica