Period
to 25 February 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 25 February 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
England > London
6 months to
25 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 29 17 16
Rank change year-on-year -12 -1 -2
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2,080 5,131 7,347
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 7.52% 10.09% 11.77%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 26.23% 36.02% 39.49%
Number of salaries quoted 2,093 4,538 6,723
Median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £38,750 £35,000 £35,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £93,750 £87,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £48,750 £47,500
% change year-on-year +2.56% +2.63% +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 7,930 14,245 18,605
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 28.69% 28.02% 29.80%
Number of salaries quoted 6,565 11,802 15,572
Median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% +4.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £42,500 £38,750 £37,500
90th Percentile £100,000 £105,000 £95,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £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 25 February 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 25 February 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 +1 548 £65,000 +8.33% 130
West London +2 92 £60,000 +9.09% 36
South London -23 68 £60,000 +6.67% 23
East London -7 22 £47,500 -9.52% 23
North London -10 2 £45,000 +12.50% 2
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 1,143 (54.95%) SQL
2 951 (45.72%) Azure
3 922 (44.33%) .NET
4 875 (42.07%) C#
5 775 (37.26%) Agile Software Development
6 771 (37.07%) Microsoft
7 708 (34.04%) Finance
8 518 (24.90%) DevOps
9 515 (24.76%) JavaScript
10 408 (19.62%) AWS
11 390 (18.75%) Business Intelligence
12 388 (18.65%) T-SQL
13 384 (18.46%) CSS
14 365 (17.55%) .NET Core
15 351 (16.88%) MVC
16 349 (16.78%) Web Services
17 347 (16.68%) Windows
18 336 (16.15%) Python
19 332 (15.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 332 (15.96%) Power Platform
20 323 (15.53%) Data Warehouse
21 322 (15.48%) ASP.NET
21 322 (15.48%) Microservices
22 294 (14.13%) Degree
23 288 (13.85%) AngularJS
24 286 (13.75%) Power BI
24 286 (13.75%) HTML
25 283 (13.61%) ETL
26 280 (13.46%) React
27 278 (13.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services

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
1 202 (9.71%) SharePoint
2 109 (5.24%) IIS
3 75 (3.61%) Apache
4 44 (2.12%) Confluence
5 38 (1.83%) MS Exchange
6 36 (1.73%) Apache Spark
7 28 (1.35%) CMS
8 25 (1.20%) Elasticsearch
9 17 (0.82%) Tomcat
10 15 (0.72%) Apache Airflow
10 15 (0.72%) EPiServer
10 15 (0.72%) Umbraco
11 13 (0.63%) nginx
12 12 (0.58%) WebLogic
12 12 (0.58%) WebSphere
13 10 (0.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 10 (0.48%) WordPress
14 9 (0.43%) Skype for Business
15 8 (0.38%) Apache Solr
16 7 (0.34%) Drupal
Applications
1 85 (4.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 49 (2.36%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (0.19%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.048%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.048%) Fireworks
5 1 (0.048%) Inkscape
5 1 (0.048%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.048%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 145 (6.97%) Dynamics CRM
2 27 (1.30%) Dynamics AX
3 15 (0.72%) Siebel CRM
4 13 (0.63%) Elite 3E
5 11 (0.53%) Oracle Applications
6 6 (0.29%) Dynamics NAV
6 6 (0.29%) NetSuite
7 5 (0.24%) iTrent
7 5 (0.24%) Northgate Housing
8 4 (0.19%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 3 (0.14%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
9 3 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
9 3 (0.14%) SAP Business One
10 2 (0.096%) Dynamics GP
10 2 (0.096%) Infor M3
10 2 (0.096%) Markit EDM
10 2 (0.096%) Relativity
11 1 (0.048%) FastStats PeopleStage
11 1 (0.048%) Magento
11 1 (0.048%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 951 (45.72%) Azure
2 408 (19.62%) AWS
3 332 (15.96%) Power Platform
4 141 (6.78%) SaaS
5 128 (6.15%) PaaS
6 124 (5.96%) Azure Active Directory
7 119 (5.72%) Serverless
8 115 (5.53%) GCP
9 107 (5.14%) Azure Data Factory
10 104 (5.00%) Microsoft 365
11 88 (4.23%) Dynamics 365
12 86 (4.13%) AWS Lambda
13 74 (3.56%) Amazon ECS
14 72 (3.46%) Apigee
15 61 (2.93%) IaaS
16 39 (1.88%) Amazon EC2
17 32 (1.54%) Amazon S3
18 30 (1.44%) PowerApps
19 29 (1.39%) GitHub
20 20 (0.96%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 46 (2.21%) Firewall
2 31 (1.49%) DNS
3 30 (1.44%) Internet
4 28 (1.35%) WAN
5 27 (1.30%) DHCP
5 27 (1.30%) LAN
6 23 (1.11%) TCP/IP
7 22 (1.06%) VPN
8 19 (0.91%) Skype
9 14 (0.67%) FTP
10 12 (0.58%) VoIP
11 10 (0.48%) SAN
12 8 (0.38%) BGP
12 8 (0.38%) VLAN
13 7 (0.34%) FIX Connectivity
13 7 (0.34%) HTTP
14 6 (0.29%) Asterisk PBX
14 6 (0.29%) Diameter Protocol
14 6 (0.29%) PBX
14 6 (0.29%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 332 (15.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 323 (15.53%) Data Warehouse
3 286 (13.75%) Power BI
4 278 (13.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 222 (10.67%) MySQL
6 219 (10.53%) PostgreSQL
7 177 (8.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 165 (7.93%) NoSQL
9 163 (7.84%) Azure SQL Database
10 161 (7.74%) Relational Database
11 132 (6.35%) Data Lake
12 126 (6.06%) Tableau
13 100 (4.81%) SQL Server 2012
14 83 (3.99%) MongoDB
15 73 (3.51%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 72 (3.46%) RDBMS
17 71 (3.41%) SQL Server 2008
18 67 (3.22%) Amazon Redshift
19 66 (3.17%) SQL Server 2016
20 54 (2.60%) Redis
Development Applications
1 236 (11.35%) Git (software)
2 148 (7.12%) Team Foundation Server
3 135 (6.49%) Jenkins
4 106 (5.10%) Visual Studio
5 96 (4.62%) TeamCity
6 87 (4.18%) JIRA
7 79 (3.80%) Visual Studio Team System
8 74 (3.56%) Octopus Deploy
9 54 (2.60%) Artifactory
10 53 (2.55%) GitLab
11 38 (1.83%) NUnit
12 35 (1.68%) SpecFlow
13 33 (1.59%) Bitbucket
14 25 (1.20%) Selenium
14 25 (1.20%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 22 (1.06%) Subversion
16 21 (1.01%) IntelliJ
17 19 (0.91%) JUnit
18 17 (0.82%) Visual Studio Code
19 16 (0.77%) MSI
General
1 708 (34.04%) Finance
2 144 (6.92%) Banking
3 88 (4.23%) Retail
4 75 (3.61%) Front Office
5 64 (3.08%) Marketing
6 60 (2.88%) Games
7 43 (2.07%) Public Sector
8 39 (1.88%) Advertising
8 39 (1.88%) Back Office
9 37 (1.78%) Law
10 25 (1.20%) Legal
11 23 (1.11%) Financial Institution
12 17 (0.82%) Manufacturing
13 16 (0.77%) Billing
14 11 (0.53%) Electronics
14 11 (0.53%) Publishing
14 11 (0.53%) Telecoms
15 10 (0.48%) Local Government
16 9 (0.43%) Investment Banking
17 6 (0.29%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 1,060 (50.96%) Developer
2 366 (17.60%) .NET Developer
3 322 (15.48%) C# Developer
4 260 (12.50%) Analyst
5 211 (10.14%) Senior Developer
6 206 (9.90%) SQL Developer
7 178 (8.56%) C# .NET Developer
8 135 (6.49%) Software Engineer
9 133 (6.39%) Full Stack Developer
10 124 (5.96%) Architect
11 110 (5.29%) Azure Developer
12 102 (4.90%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 96 (4.62%) Senior C# Developer
14 95 (4.57%) Senior .NET Developer
15 92 (4.42%) Data Analyst
16 86 (4.13%) Java Developer
17 85 (4.09%) Data Engineer
18 84 (4.04%) Applications Support
19 74 (3.56%) DBA
20 72 (3.46%) AWS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 922 (44.33%) .NET
2 384 (18.46%) CSS
3 365 (17.55%) .NET Core
4 349 (16.78%) Web Services
5 322 (15.48%) ASP.NET
6 288 (13.85%) AngularJS
7 286 (13.75%) HTML
8 280 (13.46%) React
9 270 (12.98%) .NET Framework
10 248 (11.92%) ASP.NET Web API
11 227 (10.91%) REST
12 193 (9.28%) jQuery
13 167 (8.03%) Entity Framework
14 161 (7.74%) XML
15 157 (7.55%) ASP.NET MVC
16 138 (6.63%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 96 (4.62%) JSON
18 95 (4.57%) HTML5
19 89 (4.28%) Node.js
20 84 (4.04%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 257 (12.36%) Analytical Skills
2 134 (6.44%) Greenfield Project
3 118 (5.67%) Hedge funds
4 72 (3.46%) N-Tier
5 66 (3.17%) Reinsurance
6 58 (2.79%) Management Information System
7 56 (2.69%) Self-Motivation
8 55 (2.64%) User Experience
9 53 (2.55%) Replication
10 46 (2.21%) Clustering
11 45 (2.16%) Enterprise Software
12 43 (2.07%) Data Structures
13 42 (2.02%) Data Centre
14 33 (1.59%) Algorithms
15 31 (1.49%) Fixed Income
16 24 (1.15%) Client/Server
16 24 (1.15%) Pricing Data
17 20 (0.96%) Derivative
17 20 (0.96%) Virtual Team
18 18 (0.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 347 (16.68%) Windows
2 172 (8.27%) Windows Server
3 165 (7.93%) Linux
4 77 (3.70%) Unix
5 29 (1.39%) CentOS
5 29 (1.39%) Windows 10
6 25 (1.20%) Windows Server 2012
7 24 (1.15%) Windows Server 2008
7 24 (1.15%) Windows Server 2016
8 17 (0.82%) Apple iOS
9 15 (0.72%) Android
10 10 (0.48%) Solaris
10 10 (0.48%) Windows Server 2019
11 9 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 7 (0.34%) VMS
13 6 (0.29%) AIX
13 6 (0.29%) Debian
13 6 (0.29%) Oracle Linux
13 6 (0.29%) Ubuntu
14 5 (0.24%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 775 (37.26%) Agile Software Development
2 518 (24.90%) DevOps
3 390 (18.75%) Business Intelligence
4 351 (16.88%) MVC
5 322 (15.48%) Microservices
6 283 (13.61%) ETL
7 270 (12.98%) Software Engineering
8 252 (12.12%) TDD
9 247 (11.88%) Problem-Solving
10 245 (11.78%) Continuous Integration
11 236 (11.35%) Analytics
12 229 (11.01%) Scrum
13 219 (10.53%) Test Automation
14 197 (9.47%) OO
15 187 (8.99%) CRM
16 158 (7.60%) Migration
17 155 (7.45%) Fintech
18 149 (7.16%) Visualisation
19 148 (7.12%) Computer Science
20 147 (7.07%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 1,143 (54.95%) SQL
2 875 (42.07%) C#
3 515 (24.76%) JavaScript
4 388 (18.65%) T-SQL
5 336 (16.15%) Python
6 235 (11.30%) Java
7 194 (9.33%) PowerShell
8 88 (4.23%) TypeScript
9 57 (2.74%) VB
10 52 (2.50%) VB.NET
11 49 (2.36%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 48 (2.31%) R
13 45 (2.16%) Bash Shell
14 40 (1.92%) PHP
15 38 (1.83%) C++
16 29 (1.39%) C
16 29 (1.39%) PL/SQL
17 28 (1.35%) VBA
18 27 (1.30%) Shell Script
19 25 (1.20%) Perl
Qualifications
1 294 (14.13%) Degree
2 92 (4.42%) Computer Science Degree
3 55 (2.64%) Security Cleared
4 49 (2.36%) SC Cleared
5 31 (1.49%) Microsoft Certification
6 29 (1.39%) Master's Degree
7 21 (1.01%) Sun Certification
8 14 (0.67%) PhD
9 13 (0.63%) MCSE
10 12 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
11 11 (0.53%) MCP
12 10 (0.48%) Numerate Degree
13 7 (0.34%) CCNA
13 7 (0.34%) Cisco Certification
14 6 (0.29%) MCTS
15 5 (0.24%) MCITP
15 5 (0.24%) Postgraduate
16 4 (0.19%) A+ Certification
16 4 (0.19%) MCSA
16 4 (0.19%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 97 (4.66%) QA
2 81 (3.89%) Data Quality
3 19 (0.91%) NIST
3 19 (0.91%) SLA
4 13 (0.63%) GDPR
5 7 (0.34%) PCI DSS
6 6 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (0.19%) PSD2
8 3 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials
8 3 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 2 (0.096%) PMO
10 1 (0.048%) AIFMD
10 1 (0.048%) EMIR
10 1 (0.048%) WCAG
System Software
1 232 (11.15%) Docker
2 162 (7.79%) Active Directory
3 56 (2.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 21 (1.01%) Oracle RAC
5 18 (0.87%) Hyper-V
6 10 (0.48%) VMware ESXi
6 10 (0.48%) XenApp
7 7 (0.34%) KVM
8 6 (0.29%) HDFS
8 6 (0.29%) iptables
8 6 (0.29%) Kamailio
8 6 (0.29%) Postfix
8 6 (0.29%) QEMU
8 6 (0.29%) vSphere
9 5 (0.24%) Virtual Desktop
9 5 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
10 4 (0.19%) VMware Server
11 3 (0.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 2 (0.096%) Terminal Server
12 2 (0.096%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 198 (9.52%) Kubernetes
2 141 (6.78%) Terraform
3 67 (3.22%) Opscode Chef
4 60 (2.88%) Ansible
5 43 (2.07%) Puppet
6 30 (1.44%) SCCM
7 18 (0.87%) Oracle RMAN
8 17 (0.82%) Microsoft Clustering
9 16 (0.77%) HAProxy
10 12 (0.58%) Microsoft Intune
11 11 (0.53%) Galera Cluster
11 11 (0.53%) Grafana
11 11 (0.53%) ZABBIX
12 10 (0.48%) Packer
13 9 (0.43%) SCOM
14 7 (0.34%) Control-M
14 7 (0.34%) Failover Clustering
14 7 (0.34%) Icinga
14 7 (0.34%) Kibana
14 7 (0.34%) Nagios
Vendors
1 771 (37.07%) Microsoft
2 267 (12.84%) Oracle
3 138 (6.63%) Google
4 98 (4.71%) VMware
5 90 (4.33%) Databricks
6 63 (3.03%) Sybase
7 60 (2.88%) Nintex
8 41 (1.97%) Informatica
8 41 (1.97%) Salesforce.com
9 28 (1.35%) Citrix
10 27 (1.30%) Cisco
11 21 (1.01%) Charles River
12 20 (0.96%) Atlassian
13 19 (0.91%) SAP
14 16 (0.77%) Siebel
15 15 (0.72%) ServiceNow
16 14 (0.67%) Alteryx
16 14 (0.67%) Intapp
17 13 (0.63%) Red Hat
18 12 (0.58%) HP