Period
to 7 April 2020

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 7 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
England > London
6 months to
7 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 17 17 13
Rank change year-on-year 0 -4 -2
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 4,728 6,826 8,184
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 9.97% 11.13% 11.65%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 36.60% 38.13% 37.84%
Number of salaries quoted 4,122 6,264 7,299
Median annual salary £60,000 £58,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.45% +5.45% -
10th Percentile £36,250 £35,000 £35,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £87,125 £82,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% 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 12,919 17,900 21,628
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 27.24% 29.18% 30.78%
Number of salaries quoted 10,567 14,873 17,776
Median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +8.33% -
10th Percentile £40,000 £38,750 £37,500
90th Percentile £102,500 £95,000 £91,250
England median annual salary £54,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.86% +5.00% +5.26%

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 7 April 2020.

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 7 April 2020. 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 -7 907 £60,000 - 152
South London 0 251 £52,500 -2.33% 21
West London -1 241 £52,500 - 39
North London +1 71 £40,000 -11.11% 4
East London 0 70 £53,024 +6.05% 16
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 7 April 2020, 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 2,553 (54.00%) SQL
2 2,388 (50.51%) C#
3 2,348 (49.66%) .NET
4 1,887 (39.91%) Agile Software Development
5 1,835 (38.81%) Azure
6 1,581 (33.44%) Microsoft
7 1,560 (32.99%) Finance
8 1,359 (28.74%) JavaScript
9 1,334 (28.21%) ASP.NET
10 1,143 (24.18%) AWS
11 1,118 (23.65%) MVC
12 1,060 (22.42%) AngularJS
13 976 (20.64%) TDD
14 971 (20.54%) Scrum
15 955 (20.20%) .NET Core
16 937 (19.82%) Business Intelligence
17 903 (19.10%) .NET Framework
18 885 (18.72%) ASP.NET Web API
19 837 (17.70%) ASP.NET MVC
20 810 (17.13%) Windows
21 796 (16.84%) Oracle
22 746 (15.78%) Microservices
23 730 (15.44%) React
24 726 (15.36%) HTML
25 717 (15.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
26 714 (15.10%) T-SQL
27 704 (14.89%) ETL
28 660 (13.96%) Data Warehouse
29 637 (13.47%) CSS
30 632 (13.37%) 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
1 432 (9.14%) Elasticsearch
2 226 (4.78%) IIS
3 214 (4.53%) SharePoint
4 105 (2.22%) Apache Spark
5 93 (1.97%) Apache
6 73 (1.54%) MS Exchange
7 65 (1.37%) CMS
7 65 (1.37%) EPiServer
8 61 (1.29%) Confluence
9 43 (0.91%) BizTalk Server
9 43 (0.91%) Umbraco
10 39 (0.82%) Tomcat
11 38 (0.80%) SAS
12 35 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2010
13 32 (0.68%) Kentico
14 30 (0.63%) Sitecore CMS
15 29 (0.61%) Drupal
16 28 (0.59%) DNN
16 28 (0.59%) Sitefinity
17 27 (0.57%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 200 (4.23%) Microsoft Excel
2 116 (2.45%) Microsoft Office
3 24 (0.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 19 (0.40%) MS Visio
5 17 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.085%) InfoPath
6 4 (0.085%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.085%) Photoshop
6 4 (0.085%) SPSS
7 3 (0.063%) Acrobat
7 3 (0.063%) Adobe Illustrator
7 3 (0.063%) FileZilla
7 3 (0.063%) InDesign
8 1 (0.021%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 78 (1.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 40 (0.85%) Dynamics AX
3 26 (0.55%) Salerio
4 15 (0.32%) Markit EDM
5 13 (0.27%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 10 (0.21%) Endur
7 9 (0.19%) thinkFolio
8 7 (0.15%) Elite 3E
8 7 (0.15%) Infor SunSystems
8 7 (0.15%) Raiser's Edge
9 6 (0.13%) JDE EnterpriseOne
10 5 (0.11%) RiskWrite
11 4 (0.085%) Actimize
11 4 (0.085%) Dynamics NAV
11 4 (0.085%) iTrent
11 4 (0.085%) NetSuite
11 4 (0.085%) OpenText MBPM
11 4 (0.085%) StreamServe
12 3 (0.063%) BusinessWorks
12 3 (0.063%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 1,835 (38.81%) Azure
2 1,143 (24.18%) AWS
3 530 (11.21%) Power Platform
4 213 (4.51%) Office 365
5 181 (3.83%) SaaS
6 128 (2.71%) GCP
7 122 (2.58%) PaaS
8 111 (2.35%) Azure Data Factory
9 106 (2.24%) Cloud Computing
10 100 (2.12%) Serverless
11 86 (1.82%) Dynamics 365
12 72 (1.52%) IaaS
13 65 (1.37%) GitHub
14 50 (1.06%) AWS Lambda
15 42 (0.89%) Amazon S3
16 38 (0.80%) Azure Active Directory
17 30 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
18 29 (0.61%) NuGet
19 28 (0.59%) PowerApps
20 26 (0.55%) Azure Stack
Communications & Networking
1 147 (3.11%) Internet
2 105 (2.22%) Firewall
3 93 (1.97%) SAN
4 78 (1.65%) DNS
5 72 (1.52%) TCP/IP
6 52 (1.10%) DHCP
7 36 (0.76%) VPN
8 33 (0.70%) HTTP
9 32 (0.68%) NAS
10 28 (0.59%) SMTP
11 27 (0.57%) FTP
11 27 (0.57%) LAN
12 24 (0.51%) WAN
13 21 (0.44%) Broadband
13 21 (0.44%) VoIP
14 18 (0.38%) SSL
15 17 (0.36%) Skype
16 13 (0.27%) iSCSI
16 13 (0.27%) Remote Desktop
17 12 (0.25%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 717 (15.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 660 (13.96%) Data Warehouse
3 579 (12.25%) MongoDB
4 540 (11.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 496 (10.49%) Power BI
6 476 (10.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 435 (9.20%) NoSQL
8 411 (8.69%) MySQL
9 374 (7.91%) SQL Server 2016
10 365 (7.72%) Relational Database
11 354 (7.49%) SQL Server 2019
12 345 (7.30%) Data Lake
13 245 (5.18%) SQL Server 2012
14 219 (4.63%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 205 (4.34%) SQL Server 2008
16 201 (4.25%) PostgreSQL
17 197 (4.17%) Azure SQL Database
18 194 (4.10%) Big Data
19 180 (3.81%) Redis
20 164 (3.47%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 491 (10.38%) Git (software)
2 354 (7.49%) Visual Studio
3 188 (3.98%) Octopus Deploy
4 174 (3.68%) Team Foundation Server
5 166 (3.51%) JIRA
6 163 (3.45%) TeamCity
7 133 (2.81%) Jenkins
7 133 (2.81%) NUnit
8 94 (1.99%) Visual Studio Team System
9 90 (1.90%) Selenium
10 86 (1.82%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 72 (1.52%) SpecFlow
12 61 (1.29%) Jasmine
12 61 (1.29%) MSBuild
13 37 (0.78%) Karma Test Runner
14 35 (0.74%) Oracle Forms
15 32 (0.68%) Moq
15 32 (0.68%) Subversion
16 30 (0.63%) Maven
17 27 (0.57%) Cucumber
General
1 1,560 (32.99%) Finance
2 405 (8.57%) Banking
3 223 (4.72%) Front Office
4 216 (4.57%) Games
5 178 (3.76%) Legal
6 140 (2.96%) Retail
7 100 (2.12%) Marketing
8 82 (1.73%) Back Office
9 74 (1.57%) Investment Banking
10 66 (1.40%) Advertising
11 57 (1.21%) Law
12 39 (0.82%) Telecoms
13 37 (0.78%) Publishing
14 32 (0.68%) Public Sector
15 29 (0.61%) Financial Institution
16 19 (0.40%) Automotive
17 16 (0.34%) French Language
18 14 (0.30%) German Language
19 13 (0.27%) Housing Association
20 11 (0.23%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 2,559 (54.12%) Developer
2 1,313 (27.77%) .NET Developer
3 936 (19.80%) C# Developer
4 661 (13.98%) C# .NET Developer
5 567 (11.99%) Analyst
6 436 (9.22%) SQL Developer
7 337 (7.13%) Senior Developer
8 242 (5.12%) DBA
9 226 (4.78%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 221 (4.67%) Applications Support
11 212 (4.48%) Architect
12 209 (4.42%) Software Engineer
13 195 (4.12%) Data Engineer
14 190 (4.02%) Data Analyst
14 190 (4.02%) SQL DBA
15 184 (3.89%) Junior
16 168 (3.55%) Support Analyst
17 160 (3.38%) Administrator
18 152 (3.21%) Full Stack Developer
19 142 (3.00%) Junior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,348 (49.66%) .NET
2 1,334 (28.21%) ASP.NET
3 1,060 (22.42%) AngularJS
4 955 (20.20%) .NET Core
5 903 (19.10%) .NET Framework
6 885 (18.72%) ASP.NET Web API
7 837 (17.70%) ASP.NET MVC
8 730 (15.44%) React
9 726 (15.36%) HTML
10 637 (13.47%) CSS
11 616 (13.03%) Entity Framework
12 546 (11.55%) Web Services
13 477 (10.09%) Node.js
14 397 (8.40%) Vue.js
15 352 (7.45%) REST
16 280 (5.92%) RESTful
17 269 (5.69%) XML
18 238 (5.03%) WCF
19 236 (4.99%) jQuery
20 235 (4.97%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 556 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
2 414 (8.76%) Greenfield Project
3 154 (3.26%) Enterprise Software
4 148 (3.13%) Hedge funds
5 112 (2.37%) Management Information System
6 103 (2.18%) User Experience
7 98 (2.07%) Self-Motivation
8 94 (1.99%) Data Centre
9 76 (1.61%) Data Structures
10 74 (1.57%) Mobile App
11 68 (1.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 67 (1.42%) Derivative
13 60 (1.27%) Equities
14 57 (1.21%) Fixed Income
15 54 (1.14%) Reinsurance
16 53 (1.12%) Algorithms
17 51 (1.08%) Replication
17 51 (1.08%) Tandem
18 41 (0.87%) Clustering
19 40 (0.85%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 810 (17.13%) Windows
2 367 (7.76%) Windows Server
3 313 (6.62%) Linux
4 102 (2.16%) Windows Server 2012
5 100 (2.12%) Unix
5 100 (2.12%) Windows 10
6 90 (1.90%) Windows Server 2008
7 79 (1.67%) Windows Server 2016
8 76 (1.61%) Windows 7
9 42 (0.89%) Windows Server 2019
10 33 (0.70%) VMS
11 32 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 31 (0.66%) Android
13 30 (0.63%) Apple iOS
14 16 (0.34%) CentOS
15 13 (0.27%) Solaris
16 10 (0.21%) Oracle Linux
17 9 (0.19%) Windows 8
18 8 (0.17%) Windows Server 2003
19 7 (0.15%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,887 (39.91%) Agile Software Development
2 1,118 (23.65%) MVC
3 976 (20.64%) TDD
4 971 (20.54%) Scrum
5 937 (19.82%) Business Intelligence
6 746 (15.78%) Microservices
7 704 (14.89%) ETL
8 632 (13.37%) BDD
9 625 (13.22%) DevOps
10 609 (12.88%) Analytics
11 517 (10.93%) Web Application Development
12 496 (10.49%) Kanban
13 482 (10.19%) Software Engineering
14 472 (9.98%) Problem-Solving
15 450 (9.52%) Continuous Integration
16 385 (8.14%) OO
17 356 (7.53%) Fintech
18 323 (6.83%) Visualisation
19 319 (6.75%) Computer Science
20 317 (6.70%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 2,553 (54.00%) SQL
2 2,388 (50.51%) C#
3 1,359 (28.74%) JavaScript
4 714 (15.10%) T-SQL
5 601 (12.71%) Python
6 458 (9.69%) PowerShell
7 450 (9.52%) TypeScript
8 440 (9.31%) Java
9 137 (2.90%) Bash Shell
10 133 (2.81%) R
11 109 (2.31%) Ruby
12 103 (2.18%) F#
13 101 (2.14%) VB
14 97 (2.05%) VBA
15 95 (2.01%) VB.NET
16 89 (1.88%) PL/SQL
17 76 (1.61%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
18 73 (1.54%) Perl
19 70 (1.48%) C++
19 70 (1.48%) PHP
Qualifications
1 615 (13.01%) Degree
2 159 (3.36%) Computer Science Degree
3 138 (2.92%) Microsoft Certification
4 59 (1.25%) MCSE
5 58 (1.23%) MCSA
6 35 (0.74%) MCP
7 34 (0.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 32 (0.68%) Cisco Certification
9 31 (0.66%) Security Cleared
10 30 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
11 27 (0.57%) Numerate Degree
12 26 (0.55%) SC Cleared
13 22 (0.47%) Master's Degree
14 21 (0.44%) CCNA
15 19 (0.40%) CCNP
15 19 (0.40%) PhD
16 13 (0.27%) AWS Certification
16 13 (0.27%) MCSD
17 8 (0.17%) CISSP
17 8 (0.17%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 185 (3.91%) QA
2 109 (2.31%) Data Quality
3 81 (1.71%) GAAP
4 60 (1.27%) SLA
5 35 (0.74%) GDPR
6 18 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 12 (0.25%) Solvency II
8 6 (0.13%) MiFID
8 6 (0.13%) PMO
9 4 (0.085%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 4 (0.085%) NIST
9 4 (0.085%) PCI DSS
10 3 (0.063%) COBIT
10 3 (0.063%) COSO
10 3 (0.063%) EMIR
10 3 (0.063%) UCITS
11 2 (0.042%) Actionable Recommendations
11 2 (0.042%) Cyber Essentials
11 2 (0.042%) NCSC
11 2 (0.042%) RMADS
System Software
1 319 (6.75%) Active Directory
2 290 (6.13%) Docker
3 126 (2.66%) VMware Infrastructure
4 61 (1.29%) Hyper-V
5 56 (1.18%) XenApp
6 40 (0.85%) XenDesktop
7 37 (0.78%) VMware ESXi
8 27 (0.57%) Terminal Server
9 26 (0.55%) vSphere
10 20 (0.42%) Virtual Machines
11 11 (0.23%) HDFS
12 10 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
13 9 (0.19%) Oracle RAC
13 9 (0.19%) Virtual Servers
14 7 (0.15%) VMware Workstation
15 5 (0.11%) KVM
15 5 (0.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 2 (0.042%) Apache ZooKeeper
16 2 (0.042%) DFS Replication
16 2 (0.042%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 232 (4.91%) Kubernetes
2 101 (2.14%) Ansible
3 81 (1.71%) SCCM
4 72 (1.52%) Terraform
5 56 (1.18%) Opscode Chef
6 44 (0.93%) Puppet
7 42 (0.89%) Nagios
8 27 (0.57%) SCOM
9 24 (0.51%) Microsoft Intune
10 23 (0.49%) Kibana
11 17 (0.36%) Backup Exec
12 16 (0.34%) Packer
13 14 (0.30%) Avamar
14 13 (0.27%) Grafana
15 10 (0.21%) Control-M
15 10 (0.21%) Perfmon
16 9 (0.19%) HP Quality Center
17 7 (0.15%) Hadoop YARN
17 7 (0.15%) WSUS
18 6 (0.13%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 1,581 (33.44%) Microsoft
2 796 (16.84%) Oracle
3 432 (9.14%) Tableau
4 235 (4.97%) VMware
5 176 (3.72%) Teradata
6 171 (3.62%) Alteryx
7 161 (3.41%) Cadence
8 158 (3.34%) Automation Anywhere
8 158 (3.34%) Blue Prism
8 158 (3.34%) UiPath
9 108 (2.28%) Citrix
10 101 (2.14%) SAP
11 95 (2.01%) Google
12 89 (1.88%) Salesforce.com
13 84 (1.78%) Sybase
14 71 (1.50%) IBM
15 63 (1.33%) Databricks
16 55 (1.16%) HP
17 53 (1.12%) Cognos
18 50 (1.06%) ServiceNow