Period
to 21 March 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 21 March 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
England > London
6 months to
21 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 16 14 13
Rank change year-on-year -2 -1 -2
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 6,991 8,019 8,650
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 11.40% 11.55% 12.62%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 38.72% 37.87% 42.01%
Number of salaries quoted 6,054 6,847 7,848
London median annual salary £58,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.45% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £35,538 £35,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £80,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 18,057 21,173 20,592
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 29.46% 30.51% 30.05%
Number of salaries quoted 14,998 17,490 17,937
London median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £59,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% +0.84% +8.18%
10th Percentile £38,750 £37,500 £35,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £87,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% 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 21 March 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 21 March 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 -4 1,591 £60,000 +8.11% 272
West London +1 323 £52,500 +9.38% 81
South London +2 238 £55,000 +10.00% 43
East London +5 74 £48,750 -11.36% 40
North London 0 40 £45,000 +3.45% 15
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 21 March 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 3,680 (52.64%) SQL
2 3,664 (52.41%) C#
3 3,442 (49.23%) .NET
4 2,711 (38.78%) Agile Software Development
5 2,537 (36.29%) Microsoft
6 2,227 (31.86%) Finance
7 2,002 (28.64%) ASP.NET
8 1,935 (27.68%) Microsoft Azure
9 1,879 (26.88%) MVC
10 1,839 (26.31%) JavaScript
11 1,397 (19.98%) ASP.NET Web API
12 1,346 (19.25%) Business Intelligence
13 1,343 (19.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 1,312 (18.77%) ASP.NET MVC
15 1,308 (18.71%) T-SQL
16 1,272 (18.19%) AngularJS
17 1,264 (18.08%) HTML
17 1,264 (18.08%) Windows
18 1,204 (17.22%) TDD
19 1,192 (17.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 1,105 (15.81%) CSS
21 1,058 (15.13%) SQL Server 2016
22 1,039 (14.86%) Oracle
23 985 (14.09%) Scrum
24 926 (13.25%) .NET Framework
25 918 (13.13%) Data Warehouse
26 882 (12.62%) Web Application Development
27 845 (12.09%) ETL
28 842 (12.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
29 832 (11.90%) Java

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
1 466 (6.67%) SharePoint
2 361 (5.16%) IIS
3 218 (3.12%) Elasticsearch
4 192 (2.75%) Apache
5 168 (2.40%) MS Exchange
6 165 (2.36%) Tomcat
7 101 (1.44%) CMS
8 92 (1.32%) Confluence
9 79 (1.13%) WebSphere
10 75 (1.07%) Apache Spark
11 63 (0.90%) SAS
12 56 (0.80%) Skype for Business
13 50 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2010
14 47 (0.67%) BizTalk Server
15 46 (0.66%) Umbraco
16 45 (0.64%) Oracle Workflow
17 38 (0.54%) JBoss
17 38 (0.54%) SharePoint 2010
18 33 (0.47%) EPiServer
18 33 (0.47%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 393 (5.62%) Microsoft Excel
2 214 (3.06%) Microsoft Office
3 60 (0.86%) MS Visio
4 12 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
5 8 (0.11%) Microsoft Project
6 6 (0.086%) Mingle
7 5 (0.072%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 5 (0.072%) SPSS
8 3 (0.043%) InfoPath
8 3 (0.043%) Notepad++
9 1 (0.014%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 224 (3.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 67 (0.96%) thinkFolio
3 47 (0.67%) Markit EDM
4 34 (0.49%) Front Arena
5 25 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
6 24 (0.34%) Dynamics NAV
7 19 (0.27%) Magento
8 16 (0.23%) Cognos TM1
8 16 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
8 16 (0.23%) Visualfiles
9 13 (0.19%) HFM
9 13 (0.19%) Temenos T24
10 12 (0.17%) Infor SunSystems
10 12 (0.17%) Oracle General Ledger
11 9 (0.13%) Dynamics GP
12 8 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
13 7 (0.10%) FastStats
13 7 (0.10%) Oracle Receivables
14 6 (0.086%) Oracle Payables
14 6 (0.086%) Salerio
Cloud Services
1 1,935 (27.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 820 (11.73%) Amazon AWS
3 317 (4.53%) SaaS
4 286 (4.09%) Office 365
5 168 (2.40%) PaaS
6 163 (2.33%) Azure Data Factory
7 109 (1.56%) Google Cloud Platform
8 99 (1.42%) Dynamics 365
9 75 (1.07%) Azure Active Directory
10 72 (1.03%) IaaS
11 69 (0.99%) GitHub
12 64 (0.92%) Cloud Computing
13 63 (0.90%) Serverless
14 52 (0.74%) Data Lake Analytics
15 48 (0.69%) Amazon EC2
16 37 (0.53%) Amazon S3
17 30 (0.43%) Azure Machine Learning
18 24 (0.34%) OneDrive
19 22 (0.31%) AWS Lambda
20 21 (0.30%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 281 (4.02%) DNS
2 238 (3.40%) Firewall
3 199 (2.85%) Internet
4 153 (2.19%) SAN
5 151 (2.16%) TCP/IP
6 137 (1.96%) HTTP
7 125 (1.79%) DHCP
8 94 (1.34%) LAN
9 92 (1.32%) WAN
10 85 (1.22%) SSL
11 79 (1.13%) VPN
12 70 (1.00%) NAS
13 64 (0.92%) Intranet
14 60 (0.86%) VLAN
15 49 (0.70%) Skype
16 42 (0.60%) iSCSI
16 42 (0.60%) Network Security
17 41 (0.59%) VoIP
18 31 (0.44%) Cisco ASA
19 25 (0.36%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,343 (19.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1,192 (17.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1,058 (15.13%) SQL Server 2016
4 918 (13.13%) Data Warehouse
5 842 (12.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 640 (9.15%) NoSQL
7 588 (8.41%) Power BI
8 527 (7.54%) Relational Database
9 436 (6.24%) SQL Server 2008
10 428 (6.12%) MySQL
11 420 (6.01%) SQL Server 2012
12 383 (5.48%) MongoDB
13 298 (4.26%) PostgreSQL
14 261 (3.73%) Big Data
15 259 (3.70%) SQL Server 2014
16 256 (3.66%) Azure SQL Database
17 170 (2.43%) RDBMS
18 161 (2.30%) Hadoop
19 157 (2.25%) Data Lake
20 150 (2.15%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 755 (10.80%) Git (software)
2 465 (6.65%) Visual Studio
3 428 (6.12%) Team Foundation Server
4 264 (3.78%) Jenkins
5 234 (3.35%) JIRA
6 198 (2.83%) Visual Studio Team System
7 197 (2.82%) TeamCity
8 187 (2.67%) Selenium
9 169 (2.42%) NUnit
10 145 (2.07%) Octopus Deploy
11 120 (1.72%) Cucumber
12 116 (1.66%) Subversion
13 96 (1.37%) JUnit
14 84 (1.20%) Maven
14 84 (1.20%) SpecFlow
15 64 (0.92%) Eclipse
16 57 (0.82%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
17 52 (0.74%) Bitbucket
18 42 (0.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 41 (0.59%) Oracle Forms
General
1 2,227 (31.86%) Finance
2 748 (10.70%) Banking
3 279 (3.99%) Games
4 264 (3.78%) Retail
5 255 (3.65%) Advertising
6 242 (3.46%) Marketing
7 232 (3.32%) Investment Banking
8 228 (3.26%) Front Office
9 143 (2.05%) Legal
10 101 (1.44%) Law
11 93 (1.33%) Back Office
12 89 (1.27%) Telecoms
13 81 (1.16%) Financial Institution
14 50 (0.72%) Publishing
15 47 (0.67%) French Language
16 40 (0.57%) German Language
17 36 (0.51%) Billing
18 31 (0.44%) Spanish Language
19 28 (0.40%) Italian Language
20 27 (0.39%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 3,897 (55.74%) Developer
2 1,897 (27.13%) .NET Developer
3 1,465 (20.96%) C# Developer
4 1,004 (14.36%) C# .NET Developer
5 737 (10.54%) SQL Developer
6 629 (9.00%) Analyst
7 573 (8.20%) Senior Developer
8 449 (6.42%) ASP.NET Developer
9 447 (6.39%) Architect
10 423 (6.05%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 379 (5.42%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 335 (4.79%) DBA
13 296 (4.23%) Applications Support
14 268 (3.83%) SQL DBA
15 251 (3.59%) Consultant
16 240 (3.43%) Software Developer
17 235 (3.36%) Junior
18 234 (3.35%) SQL Server Developer
19 233 (3.33%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
20 231 (3.30%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3,442 (49.23%) .NET
2 2,002 (28.64%) ASP.NET
3 1,397 (19.98%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1,312 (18.77%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1,272 (18.19%) AngularJS
6 1,264 (18.08%) HTML
7 1,105 (15.81%) CSS
8 926 (13.25%) .NET Framework
9 796 (11.39%) Web Services
10 700 (10.01%) RESTful
11 600 (8.58%) WCF
12 572 (8.18%) Entity Framework
13 562 (8.04%) .NET Core
14 514 (7.35%) jQuery
15 489 (6.99%) ASP.NET MVC 5
16 469 (6.71%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 468 (6.69%) WPF
18 462 (6.61%) React
19 458 (6.55%) XML
20 427 (6.11%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 590 (8.44%) Greenfield Project
2 423 (6.05%) Analytical Skills
3 350 (5.01%) Fintech
4 217 (3.10%) Hedge funds
5 209 (2.99%) Self-Motivation
6 181 (2.59%) User Experience
7 178 (2.55%) Fixed Income
8 174 (2.49%) Equities
9 172 (2.46%) Clustering
9 172 (2.46%) Enterprise Software
10 169 (2.42%) Data Structures
11 163 (2.33%) Management Information System
12 154 (2.20%) Derivative
13 139 (1.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 120 (1.72%) Algorithms
15 113 (1.62%) Replication
16 109 (1.56%) Data Centre
17 97 (1.39%) Tandem
18 82 (1.17%) Mobile App
19 78 (1.12%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 1,264 (18.08%) Windows
2 607 (8.68%) Windows Server
3 497 (7.11%) Linux
4 188 (2.69%) Windows Server 2012
5 187 (2.67%) Unix
6 166 (2.37%) Windows Server 2008
7 125 (1.79%) Windows 10
8 120 (1.72%) Android
9 95 (1.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 76 (1.09%) Windows 7
11 57 (0.82%) Apple iOS
12 51 (0.73%) Ubuntu
13 40 (0.57%) Windows 8
14 39 (0.56%) CentOS
15 37 (0.53%) Windows Server 2003
16 30 (0.43%) Solaris
17 26 (0.37%) AIX
18 24 (0.34%) openSUSE
19 18 (0.26%) Windows NT
20 13 (0.19%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,711 (38.78%) Agile Software Development
2 1,879 (26.88%) MVC
3 1,346 (19.25%) Business Intelligence
4 1,204 (17.22%) TDD
5 985 (14.09%) Scrum
6 882 (12.62%) Web Application Development
7 845 (12.09%) ETL
8 803 (11.49%) Problem-Solving
9 739 (10.57%) Continuous Integration
10 656 (9.38%) BDD
11 628 (8.98%) Analytics
12 554 (7.92%) DevOps
13 527 (7.54%) SDLC
14 524 (7.50%) OO
15 491 (7.02%) Computer Science
16 489 (6.99%) Microservices
17 485 (6.94%) Test Automation
18 471 (6.74%) Software Engineering
19 421 (6.02%) Web Development
20 418 (5.98%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 3,680 (52.64%) SQL
2 3,664 (52.41%) C#
3 1,839 (26.31%) JavaScript
4 1,308 (18.71%) T-SQL
5 832 (11.90%) Java
6 671 (9.60%) PowerShell
7 593 (8.48%) Python
8 292 (4.18%) Ruby
9 237 (3.39%) VBA
10 219 (3.13%) VB.NET
11 168 (2.40%) R
12 160 (2.29%) C++
13 152 (2.17%) PHP
14 146 (2.09%) Perl
15 144 (2.06%) PL/SQL
16 141 (2.02%) VB
17 138 (1.97%) TypeScript
18 82 (1.17%) F#
19 80 (1.14%) Bash Shell
20 76 (1.09%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 817 (11.69%) Degree
2 242 (3.46%) Computer Science Degree
3 174 (2.49%) Microsoft Certification
4 118 (1.69%) Security Cleared
5 111 (1.59%) MCSE
6 86 (1.23%) SC Cleared
7 68 (0.97%) MCSA
8 45 (0.64%) Cisco Certification
9 42 (0.60%) CCNA
10 34 (0.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 29 (0.41%) MCP
11 29 (0.41%) Numerate Degree
12 24 (0.34%) ITIL Certification
13 22 (0.31%) Master's Degree
14 17 (0.24%) TOGAF Certification
15 16 (0.23%) MCDBA
16 15 (0.21%) DV Cleared
16 15 (0.21%) ISTQB
17 14 (0.20%) CCNP
18 13 (0.19%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 314 (4.49%) QA
2 171 (2.45%) Data Quality
3 134 (1.92%) GDPR
4 84 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 72 (1.03%) SLA
6 58 (0.83%) Cyber Essentials
7 56 (0.80%) HIPAA
8 20 (0.29%) HL7
9 16 (0.23%) MiFID
10 13 (0.19%) PCI DSS
11 11 (0.16%) Solvency II
12 9 (0.13%) IFRS
13 7 (0.10%) IFRS 9
13 7 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 7 (0.10%) WAI
14 5 (0.072%) COBIT
14 5 (0.072%) PMO
15 2 (0.029%) ISO 20022
15 2 (0.029%) ISO 9001
15 2 (0.029%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 569 (8.14%) Active Directory
2 313 (4.48%) Docker
3 259 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
4 168 (2.40%) Hyper-V
5 83 (1.19%) XenApp
6 73 (1.04%) VMware ESXi
7 38 (0.54%) Virtual Machines
7 38 (0.54%) vSphere
8 24 (0.34%) Oracle RAC
9 23 (0.33%) Virtual Servers
10 19 (0.27%) BitLocker
10 19 (0.27%) NFS
11 18 (0.26%) Apache Flume
12 17 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
12 17 (0.24%) XenDesktop
13 15 (0.21%) DFS Replication
14 13 (0.19%) HDFS
15 12 (0.17%) VMware Workstation
16 10 (0.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
17 9 (0.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 203 (2.90%) Kubernetes
2 155 (2.22%) SCCM
3 149 (2.13%) Ansible
4 148 (2.12%) Puppet
5 138 (1.97%) Opscode Chef
6 72 (1.03%) Terraform
7 62 (0.89%) SCOM
8 51 (0.73%) Perfmon
9 49 (0.70%) Nagios
10 42 (0.60%) WSUS
11 41 (0.59%) Failover Clustering
12 39 (0.56%) SCOrch
13 34 (0.49%) Kibana
14 32 (0.46%) Microsoft Clustering
14 32 (0.46%) Prometheus
15 27 (0.39%) Grafana
16 26 (0.37%) Salt
17 22 (0.31%) Backup Exec
18 20 (0.29%) SCVMM
18 20 (0.29%) vRealize
Vendors
1 2,537 (36.29%) Microsoft
2 1,039 (14.86%) Oracle
3 415 (5.94%) VMware
4 381 (5.45%) Tableau
5 196 (2.80%) Cisco
6 191 (2.73%) Google
7 183 (2.62%) Citrix
8 143 (2.05%) SAP
9 126 (1.80%) HP
10 109 (1.56%) Red Hat
11 94 (1.34%) Facebook
11 94 (1.34%) Splunk
12 86 (1.23%) IBM
13 77 (1.10%) NetApp
14 63 (0.90%) Veeam
15 60 (0.86%) Bloomberg
16 59 (0.84%) Apple
17 56 (0.80%) Salesforce.com
18 55 (0.79%) Sybase
19 53 (0.76%) Informatica