Period
to 26 May 2018

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 26 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
England > London
6 months to
26 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 14 10 11
Rank change year-on-year -4 +1 -2
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 8,109 9,060 10,698
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 11.61% 13.16% 13.00%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 36.92% 43.20% 42.25%
Number of salaries quoted 6,860 8,070 9,638
London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £35,000 £33,750 £33,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £82,500 £76,250
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 21,962 20,973 25,319
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 31.43% 30.46% 30.76%
Number of salaries quoted 17,469 18,033 22,070
London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +9.09% -
10th Percentile £37,500 £36,250 £36,250
90th Percentile £92,500 £90,000 £85,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

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 26 May 2018.

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 26 May 2018. 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 -1 1,882 £60,000 +4.35% 244
West London 0 432 £50,000 - 158
South London -5 260 £50,000 +5.26% 26
East London +1 95 £58,000 +22.11% 46
North London 0 76 £43,500 +8.75% 13
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 26 May 2018, 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 4,492 (55.40%) SQL
2 3,941 (48.60%) .NET
3 3,931 (48.48%) C#
4 3,155 (38.91%) Agile Software Development
5 3,079 (37.97%) Microsoft
6 2,740 (33.79%) Finance
7 2,343 (28.89%) ASP.NET
8 2,128 (26.24%) MVC
9 1,996 (24.61%) JavaScript
10 1,794 (22.12%) TDD
11 1,764 (21.75%) Windows
12 1,716 (21.16%) Business Intelligence
13 1,708 (21.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 1,648 (20.32%) HTML
15 1,589 (19.60%) Microsoft Azure
16 1,560 (19.24%) T-SQL
17 1,559 (19.23%) ASP.NET MVC
18 1,471 (18.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 1,308 (16.13%) Scrum
20 1,302 (16.06%) CSS
21 1,266 (15.61%) Data Warehouse
22 1,208 (14.90%) Degree
23 1,170 (14.43%) Oracle
24 1,142 (14.08%) WCF
25 1,080 (13.32%) AngularJS
26 1,061 (13.08%) Problem-Solving
27 1,057 (13.03%) .NET Framework
28 1,030 (12.70%) ASP.NET Web API
29 995 (12.27%) ETL
30 959 (11.83%) BDD

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
1 469 (5.78%) IIS
2 466 (5.75%) SharePoint
3 307 (3.79%) CMS
4 233 (2.87%) MS Exchange
5 209 (2.58%) Apache
6 181 (2.23%) Tomcat
7 178 (2.20%) Elasticsearch
8 136 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2010
9 130 (1.60%) Confluence
10 125 (1.54%) Umbraco
11 121 (1.49%) WebSphere
12 119 (1.47%) EPiServer
13 116 (1.43%) SharePoint 2013
13 116 (1.43%) Sitecore CMS
14 112 (1.38%) BizTalk Server
15 102 (1.26%) Apache Spark
16 95 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2013
17 87 (1.07%) JBoss
18 86 (1.06%) WebLogic
19 74 (0.91%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 494 (6.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 197 (2.43%) Microsoft Office
3 61 (0.75%) MS Visio
4 40 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
5 39 (0.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 15 (0.18%) SPSS
7 10 (0.12%) Microsoft Project
8 7 (0.086%) Adobe Premiere
9 5 (0.062%) Stata
10 4 (0.049%) InfoPath
11 3 (0.037%) Adobe Illustrator
11 3 (0.037%) AutoCAD
11 3 (0.037%) Photoshop
11 3 (0.037%) Revit
12 2 (0.025%) FreeHand
12 2 (0.025%) MicroStation
12 2 (0.025%) ProjectWise
13 1 (0.012%) Acrobat
13 1 (0.012%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 1 (0.012%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 137 (1.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 79 (0.97%) Markit EDM
3 62 (0.76%) Elite 3E
4 50 (0.62%) Dynamics AX
5 40 (0.49%) thinkFolio
6 37 (0.46%) Eloqua
6 37 (0.46%) NetSuite
7 33 (0.41%) MetaTrader
8 25 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
9 21 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
9 21 (0.26%) Magento
10 16 (0.20%) SAP Hybris
11 15 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
11 15 (0.18%) Salesforce.com CRM
12 12 (0.15%) Oracle Receivables
13 11 (0.14%) Cognos TM1
14 9 (0.11%) Cognos Business Intelligence
14 9 (0.11%) Rolfe and Nolan
15 8 (0.099%) Eagle PACE
15 8 (0.099%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 1,589 (19.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 778 (9.59%) Amazon AWS
3 281 (3.47%) Office 365
4 276 (3.40%) SaaS
5 177 (2.18%) PaaS
6 132 (1.63%) IaaS
7 110 (1.36%) Azure Data Factory
8 107 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
9 96 (1.18%) GitHub
10 82 (1.01%) Azure Active Directory
11 69 (0.85%) Amazon EC2
12 58 (0.72%) npm
13 56 (0.69%) Amazon S3
14 49 (0.60%) Google Cloud Platform
15 42 (0.52%) AWS CloudFormation
16 41 (0.51%) Dynamics 365
17 39 (0.48%) Azure Machine Learning
18 31 (0.38%) Route 53
19 30 (0.37%) Google Play
20 28 (0.35%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 282 (3.48%) SAN
2 279 (3.44%) Firewall
3 269 (3.32%) DNS
4 239 (2.95%) Internet
5 190 (2.34%) TCP/IP
6 175 (2.16%) DHCP
7 148 (1.83%) VPN
8 132 (1.63%) WAN
9 125 (1.54%) LAN
10 116 (1.43%) NAS
11 94 (1.16%) HTTP
12 63 (0.78%) Skype
13 57 (0.70%) VLAN
14 53 (0.65%) Intranet
15 50 (0.62%) Cisco ASA
16 49 (0.60%) Network Security
17 46 (0.57%) NetScaler
18 44 (0.54%) Remote Desktop
19 36 (0.44%) Broadband
19 36 (0.44%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,708 (21.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1,471 (18.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1,266 (15.61%) Data Warehouse
4 959 (11.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 740 (9.13%) SQL Server 2016
6 711 (8.77%) SQL Server 2014
7 631 (7.78%) Power BI
8 617 (7.61%) SQL Server 2008
9 608 (7.50%) NoSQL
10 589 (7.26%) Relational Database
11 560 (6.91%) SQL Server 2012
12 489 (6.03%) MySQL
13 352 (4.34%) Big Data
14 288 (3.55%) MongoDB
15 252 (3.11%) Oracle Database
16 231 (2.85%) RDBMS
17 212 (2.61%) PostgreSQL
18 210 (2.59%) Hadoop
19 183 (2.26%) Azure SQL Database
20 181 (2.23%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 909 (11.21%) Git (software)
2 691 (8.52%) Visual Studio
3 620 (7.65%) Team Foundation Server
4 598 (7.37%) NUnit
5 371 (4.58%) Rhino Mocks
6 352 (4.34%) TeamCity
7 346 (4.27%) JIRA
8 321 (3.96%) Subversion
9 284 (3.50%) Moq
10 267 (3.29%) Octopus Deploy
11 246 (3.03%) Jenkins
12 218 (2.69%) Selenium
13 163 (2.01%) MSTest
14 115 (1.42%) Visual Studio Team System
15 102 (1.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
16 75 (0.92%) SpecFlow
17 68 (0.84%) Maven
18 64 (0.79%) Bitbucket
19 60 (0.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 60 (0.74%) Cucumber
General
1 2,740 (33.79%) Finance
2 783 (9.66%) Banking
3 457 (5.64%) Advertising
4 378 (4.66%) Retail
5 354 (4.37%) Games
6 330 (4.07%) Marketing
7 262 (3.23%) Front Office
8 238 (2.94%) Investment Banking
9 194 (2.39%) Legal
10 154 (1.90%) Financial Institution
11 146 (1.80%) Law
12 103 (1.27%) Back Office
13 74 (0.91%) Telecoms
14 51 (0.63%) Billing
14 51 (0.63%) Publishing
15 49 (0.60%) French Language
16 37 (0.46%) German Language
17 36 (0.44%) Music Industry
18 29 (0.36%) Italian Language
19 27 (0.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4,476 (55.20%) Developer
2 2,069 (25.51%) .NET Developer
3 1,913 (23.59%) C# Developer
4 1,268 (15.64%) C# .NET Developer
5 911 (11.23%) Analyst
6 842 (10.38%) SQL Developer
7 663 (8.18%) ASP.NET Developer
8 641 (7.90%) Senior Developer
9 622 (7.67%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 540 (6.66%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 425 (5.24%) Architect
12 407 (5.02%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
13 387 (4.77%) DBA
14 356 (4.39%) Software Developer
15 335 (4.13%) Applications Support
16 327 (4.03%) Consultant
17 299 (3.69%) SQL DBA
18 293 (3.61%) Senior C# Developer
19 289 (3.56%) Administrator
20 284 (3.50%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3,941 (48.60%) .NET
2 2,343 (28.89%) ASP.NET
3 1,648 (20.32%) HTML
4 1,559 (19.23%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1,302 (16.06%) CSS
6 1,142 (14.08%) WCF
7 1,080 (13.32%) AngularJS
8 1,057 (13.03%) .NET Framework
9 1,030 (12.70%) ASP.NET Web API
10 936 (11.54%) Web Services
11 806 (9.94%) WPF
12 800 (9.87%) jQuery
13 754 (9.30%) ASP.NET MVC 5
14 735 (9.06%) RESTful
15 706 (8.71%) Entity Framework
16 614 (7.57%) XML
17 611 (7.53%) HTML5
18 490 (6.04%) Node.js
19 415 (5.12%) REST
20 390 (4.81%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 739 (9.11%) Computer Science
2 716 (8.83%) Analytical Skills
3 680 (8.39%) Greenfield Project
4 359 (4.43%) Fintech
5 344 (4.24%) Enterprise Software
6 273 (3.37%) Management Information System
7 269 (3.32%) Hedge funds
8 256 (3.16%) Self-Motivation
9 242 (2.98%) User Experience
10 191 (2.36%) Equities
11 178 (2.20%) Clustering
12 174 (2.15%) Data Structures
13 168 (2.07%) Replication
14 147 (1.81%) Data Centre
15 144 (1.78%) Fixed Income
16 142 (1.75%) Derivative
17 132 (1.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 124 (1.53%) Client/Server
19 123 (1.52%) Tandem
20 103 (1.27%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1,764 (21.75%) Windows
2 670 (8.26%) Linux
3 616 (7.60%) Windows Server
4 282 (3.48%) Unix
5 281 (3.47%) Windows Server 2012
6 243 (3.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 127 (1.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 118 (1.46%) Android
9 103 (1.27%) CentOS
10 100 (1.23%) Solaris
11 92 (1.13%) Windows 7
12 80 (0.99%) Windows 10
13 65 (0.80%) Windows Server 2003
14 60 (0.74%) Apple iOS
15 51 (0.63%) Ubuntu
16 40 (0.49%) AIX
16 40 (0.49%) VMS
17 39 (0.48%) Windows 8
18 34 (0.42%) HPUX
19 32 (0.39%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,155 (38.91%) Agile Software Development
2 2,128 (26.24%) MVC
3 1,794 (22.12%) TDD
4 1,716 (21.16%) Business Intelligence
5 1,308 (16.13%) Scrum
6 1,061 (13.08%) Problem-Solving
7 995 (12.27%) ETL
8 959 (11.83%) BDD
9 848 (10.46%) Analytics
10 839 (10.35%) Web Application Development
11 829 (10.22%) Continuous Integration
12 744 (9.17%) OO
13 656 (8.09%) Software Engineering
14 615 (7.58%) SDLC
15 608 (7.50%) Web Development
16 599 (7.39%) DevOps
17 594 (7.33%) Kanban
18 557 (6.87%) Data Modelling
19 494 (6.09%) ITIL
20 463 (5.71%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 4,492 (55.40%) SQL
2 3,931 (48.48%) C#
3 1,996 (24.61%) JavaScript
4 1,560 (19.24%) T-SQL
5 825 (10.17%) Java
6 647 (7.98%) PowerShell
7 518 (6.39%) Python
8 340 (4.19%) Ruby
9 280 (3.45%) VB.NET
10 263 (3.24%) VB
11 260 (3.21%) VBA
12 196 (2.42%) Perl
13 180 (2.22%) C++
14 167 (2.06%) PHP
15 165 (2.03%) PL/SQL
16 152 (1.87%) Bash Shell
17 144 (1.78%) R
18 123 (1.52%) VBScript
19 119 (1.47%) TypeScript
20 110 (1.36%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 1,208 (14.90%) Degree
2 306 (3.77%) Computer Science Degree
3 278 (3.43%) Microsoft Certification
4 136 (1.68%) MCSE
5 79 (0.97%) MCSA
6 72 (0.89%) ISEB
7 64 (0.79%) MCITP
8 63 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
9 62 (0.76%) SAFe Agilist
10 53 (0.65%) Cisco Certification
10 53 (0.65%) MCP
11 51 (0.63%) CCNA
12 48 (0.59%) Security Cleared
13 42 (0.52%) MCSD
14 37 (0.46%) ISTQB
15 33 (0.41%) MCAD
16 32 (0.39%) CISSP
17 31 (0.38%) Numerate Degree
18 23 (0.28%) VCDX
19 18 (0.22%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 488 (6.02%) QA
2 283 (3.49%) Data Quality
3 80 (0.99%) SLA
4 72 (0.89%) GDPR
5 25 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 24 (0.30%) MiFID
7 23 (0.28%) PCI DSS
8 21 (0.26%) GCP
9 20 (0.25%) Solvency II
10 15 (0.18%) COBIT
11 12 (0.15%) SEPA
12 11 (0.14%) EMIR
13 9 (0.11%) PMO
14 8 (0.099%) IFRS
14 8 (0.099%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 7 (0.086%) IFRS 9
16 5 (0.062%) HIPAA
17 4 (0.049%) DICOM
17 4 (0.049%) Dodd-Frank
17 4 (0.049%) HL7
System Software
1 565 (6.97%) Active Directory
2 348 (4.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 249 (3.07%) Hyper-V
4 197 (2.43%) Docker
5 104 (1.28%) XenApp
6 76 (0.94%) vSphere
7 57 (0.70%) VMware ESXi
8 52 (0.64%) XenDesktop
9 48 (0.59%) HDFS
10 36 (0.44%) Oracle RAC
11 24 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
12 23 (0.28%) VMware NSX
13 22 (0.27%) Virtual Servers
14 21 (0.26%) XenServer
15 20 (0.25%) Microsoft App-V
16 18 (0.22%) MetaFrame
17 16 (0.20%) Apache Flume
18 12 (0.15%) DFS Replication
19 11 (0.14%) NFS
19 11 (0.14%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 184 (2.27%) Puppet
2 124 (1.53%) Opscode Chef
3 113 (1.39%) SCCM
4 109 (1.34%) Ansible
5 70 (0.86%) Terraform
6 67 (0.83%) Failover Clustering
7 64 (0.79%) Kubernetes
8 55 (0.68%) SCOM
9 51 (0.63%) Kibana
10 50 (0.62%) Perfmon
11 47 (0.58%) Nagios
12 39 (0.48%) logstash
13 36 (0.44%) Microsoft Clustering
14 33 (0.41%) Backup Exec
14 33 (0.41%) Salt
15 27 (0.33%) Norton AntiVirus
15 27 (0.33%) vCenter Server
15 27 (0.33%) WSUS
16 22 (0.27%) SCVMM
17 21 (0.26%) Oozie
Vendors
1 3,079 (37.97%) Microsoft
2 1,170 (14.43%) Oracle
3 542 (6.68%) VMware
4 398 (4.91%) Tableau
5 248 (3.06%) Citrix
6 232 (2.86%) Cisco
7 188 (2.32%) Google
8 151 (1.86%) Red Hat
9 150 (1.85%) Sitecore
10 145 (1.79%) HP
11 144 (1.78%) SAP
12 135 (1.66%) Facebook
13 120 (1.48%) Sybase
14 102 (1.26%) Informatica
15 101 (1.25%) Salesforce.com
16 99 (1.22%) Bloomberg
17 96 (1.18%) EMC
18 90 (1.11%) Cognos
19 87 (1.07%) NetApp
20 86 (1.06%) Veeam