Period
to 3 August 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 3 August 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
England > London
6 months to
3 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 51 22 18
Rank change year-on-year -29 -4 -3
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2,845 2,764 6,084
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 6.28% 9.92% 10.64%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 19.72% 35.15% 36.65%
Number of salaries quoted 2,302 2,288 5,438
10th Percentile £41,250 £39,000 £35,000
25th Percentile £50,000 £48,569 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year - +8.33% +8.11%
75th Percentile £82,500 £85,000 £75,000
90th Percentile £97,500 £105,000 £86,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% 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 14,430 7,864 16,600
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 31.85% 28.22% 29.04%
Number of salaries quoted 8,727 6,375 14,005
10th Percentile £44,000 £41,250 £38,750
25th Percentile £53,750 £51,250 £48,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.70% +3.85% +4.00%
75th Percentile £89,375 £85,000 £82,500
90th Percentile £105,000 £101,250 £96,250
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +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 3 August 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 3 August 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 +2 552 £65,000 - 216
West London -19 140 £55,000 - 47
South London -10 110 £53,000 +0.95% 20
East London -12 23 £53,250 +10.94% 47
North London -14 6 £60,000 +50.00% 2
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 1,621 (56.98%) SQL
2 1,373 (48.26%) C#
3 1,308 (45.98%) .NET
4 1,272 (44.71%) Azure
5 1,134 (39.86%) Agile Software Development
6 935 (32.86%) Microsoft
7 883 (31.04%) Finance
8 818 (28.75%) JavaScript
9 627 (22.04%) AWS
10 624 (21.93%) DevOps
11 561 (19.72%) Social Skills
12 547 (19.23%) Microservices
13 546 (19.19%) Business Intelligence
14 522 (18.35%) .NET Core
15 502 (17.64%) AngularJS
16 501 (17.61%) CSS
17 492 (17.29%) React
18 487 (17.12%) Windows
19 486 (17.08%) HTML
20 482 (16.94%) Software Engineering
21 478 (16.80%) Python
22 463 (16.27%) Oracle
23 454 (15.96%) TDD
24 451 (15.85%) Degree
25 444 (15.61%) Power Platform
26 435 (15.29%) ASP.NET
27 422 (14.83%) T-SQL
28 421 (14.80%) Power BI
29 417 (14.66%) Full Stack Development
30 412 (14.48%) SQL Server Integration 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
1 215 (7.56%) SharePoint
2 168 (5.91%) IIS
3 94 (3.30%) Confluence
4 66 (2.32%) Apache
5 57 (2.00%) CMS
6 45 (1.58%) Apache Spark
6 45 (1.58%) Elasticsearch
7 43 (1.51%) Tomcat
8 28 (0.98%) MS Exchange
9 24 (0.84%) nginx
9 24 (0.84%) SAS
10 20 (0.70%) Apache Airflow
11 16 (0.56%) Umbraco
11 16 (0.56%) WebLogic
12 15 (0.53%) EPiServer
13 10 (0.35%) ejabberd
13 10 (0.35%) Moodle
13 10 (0.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 9 (0.32%) Oracle Workflow
15 8 (0.28%) WebSphere
Applications
1 141 (4.96%) Microsoft Excel
2 91 (3.20%) Microsoft Office
3 19 (0.67%) MS Visio
4 14 (0.49%) InVision
4 14 (0.49%) Sketch
5 10 (0.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 6 (0.21%) Chatbot
7 5 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
8 4 (0.14%) SPSS
9 3 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
10 2 (0.070%) InfoPath
10 2 (0.070%) Photoshop
11 1 (0.035%) Figma
11 1 (0.035%) Mingle
11 1 (0.035%) Stata
Business Applications
1 108 (3.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
2 16 (0.56%) MetaTrader
3 11 (0.39%) Oracle Applications
4 10 (0.35%) Dynamics NAV
5 8 (0.28%) Elite 3E
6 7 (0.25%) Magento
7 6 (0.21%) R3 Corda
8 5 (0.18%) Distributed Ledger
8 5 (0.18%) NetSuite
8 5 (0.18%) Unica
9 4 (0.14%) FastStats
9 4 (0.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 4 (0.14%) Temenos T24
10 3 (0.11%) BambooHR
10 3 (0.11%) Dynamics GP
10 3 (0.11%) Exchequer
10 3 (0.11%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
10 3 (0.11%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 3 (0.11%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 1,272 (44.71%) Azure
2 627 (22.04%) AWS
3 444 (15.61%) Power Platform
4 304 (10.69%) Serverless
5 247 (8.68%) GCP
6 216 (7.59%) SaaS
7 178 (6.26%) Microsoft 365
8 164 (5.76%) PaaS
9 159 (5.59%) Azure Data Factory
10 123 (4.32%) AWS Lambda
11 114 (4.01%) Azure Active Directory
12 112 (3.94%) Amazon EC2
13 96 (3.37%) GitHub
14 89 (3.13%) IaaS
15 87 (3.06%) Azure Service Bus
16 80 (2.81%) Azure Functions
16 80 (2.81%) Azure Storage
17 76 (2.67%) Amazon S3
18 67 (2.36%) PowerApps
19 60 (2.11%) Amazon ECS
Communications & Networking
1 82 (2.88%) Firewall
2 70 (2.46%) HTTP
3 57 (2.00%) TCP/IP
4 55 (1.93%) VPN
5 52 (1.83%) DNS
6 39 (1.37%) Internet
7 29 (1.02%) DHCP
8 27 (0.95%) SAN
9 26 (0.91%) LAN
10 25 (0.88%) SSL
11 21 (0.74%) VoIP
12 20 (0.70%) BGP
12 20 (0.70%) FTP
12 20 (0.70%) SNMP
13 16 (0.56%) Diameter Protocol
14 15 (0.53%) Intranet
14 15 (0.53%) Network Security
14 15 (0.53%) Wi-Fi
15 14 (0.49%) FIX Connectivity
16 13 (0.46%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 421 (14.80%) Power BI
2 412 (14.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 396 (13.92%) Data Warehouse
4 393 (13.81%) Relational Database
5 364 (12.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 360 (12.65%) PostgreSQL
7 320 (11.25%) NoSQL
8 317 (11.14%) MySQL
9 275 (9.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 202 (7.10%) MongoDB
11 178 (6.26%) Tableau
12 174 (6.12%) RDBMS
13 147 (5.17%) Azure SQL Database
14 133 (4.67%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 128 (4.50%) SQL Server 2012
16 117 (4.11%) Data Lake
17 110 (3.87%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 109 (3.83%) Big Data
19 102 (3.59%) Amazon Aurora
20 77 (2.71%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 352 (12.37%) Git (software)
2 234 (8.22%) JIRA
3 209 (7.35%) Visual Studio
4 161 (5.66%) Team Foundation Server
5 139 (4.89%) Jenkins
6 134 (4.71%) Octopus Deploy
7 126 (4.43%) TeamCity
8 124 (4.36%) NUnit
9 94 (3.30%) Selenium
10 69 (2.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 65 (2.28%) webpack
12 63 (2.21%) Visual Studio Team System
13 62 (2.18%) SpecFlow
14 60 (2.11%) Moq
15 56 (1.97%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
16 43 (1.51%) MSI
16 43 (1.51%) WiX
17 39 (1.37%) Postman
17 39 (1.37%) SonarQube
18 36 (1.27%) Bitbucket
General
1 883 (31.04%) Finance
2 561 (19.72%) Social Skills
3 299 (10.51%) Analytical Skills
4 177 (6.22%) Banking
5 171 (6.01%) Retail
6 118 (4.15%) Marketing
7 85 (2.99%) Front Office
8 71 (2.50%) Presentation Skills
9 70 (2.46%) Games
10 64 (2.25%) Advertising
11 46 (1.62%) Back Office
12 44 (1.55%) Law
13 42 (1.48%) Influencing Skills
13 42 (1.48%) Organisational Skills
14 36 (1.27%) Inclusion and Diversity
15 32 (1.12%) Public Sector
15 32 (1.12%) Telecoms
16 30 (1.05%) Legal
17 25 (0.88%) Investment Banking
17 25 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1,390 (48.86%) Developer
2 481 (16.91%) .NET Developer
3 350 (12.30%) Senior Developer
4 345 (12.13%) C# Developer
5 244 (8.58%) Analyst
6 242 (8.51%) Software Engineer
7 198 (6.96%) C# .NET Developer
8 188 (6.61%) Full Stack Developer
9 164 (5.76%) SQL Developer
10 151 (5.31%) Architect
11 139 (4.89%) Software Developer
12 131 (4.60%) Data Engineer
13 117 (4.11%) Applications Support
14 113 (3.97%) Senior .NET Developer
15 108 (3.80%) Business Intelligence Developer
16 102 (3.59%) Azure Developer
17 97 (3.41%) Senior Software Engineer
18 95 (3.34%) DBA
19 92 (3.23%) Senior C# Developer
20 91 (3.20%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,308 (45.98%) .NET
2 522 (18.35%) .NET Core
3 502 (17.64%) AngularJS
4 501 (17.61%) CSS
5 492 (17.29%) React
6 486 (17.08%) HTML
7 435 (15.29%) ASP.NET
8 405 (14.24%) Web Services
9 369 (12.97%) .NET Framework
10 337 (11.85%) REST
11 335 (11.78%) ASP.NET Web API
12 238 (8.37%) jQuery
13 225 (7.91%) Node.js
14 214 (7.52%) Entity Framework
15 175 (6.15%) ASP.NET MVC
16 156 (5.48%) HTML5
17 142 (4.99%) XML
18 141 (4.96%) Vue.js
19 137 (4.82%) RESTful
20 133 (4.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 158 (5.55%) User Experience
2 145 (5.10%) Greenfield Project
3 142 (4.99%) Self-Motivation
4 98 (3.44%) Enterprise Software
5 97 (3.41%) Hedge funds
6 90 (3.16%) Management Information System
7 63 (2.21%) Clustering
8 61 (2.14%) Data Centre
8 61 (2.14%) Pricing Data
9 60 (2.11%) Hybrid Cloud
10 57 (2.00%) Equities
11 55 (1.93%) N-Tier
12 49 (1.72%) Client/Server
13 47 (1.65%) Algorithms
14 42 (1.48%) Reinsurance
14 42 (1.48%) Web 2.0
15 39 (1.37%) Cloud Native
16 35 (1.23%) Mobile App
17 34 (1.20%) Data Structures
17 34 (1.20%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 487 (17.12%) Windows
2 245 (8.61%) Linux
3 195 (6.85%) Windows Server
4 106 (3.73%) Unix
5 51 (1.79%) Windows 10
6 44 (1.55%) Windows Server 2016
7 37 (1.30%) Windows Server 2012
8 34 (1.20%) CentOS
9 26 (0.91%) Android
10 20 (0.70%) Windows Server 2008
11 18 (0.63%) Windows 7
12 17 (0.60%) Windows Server 2019
13 16 (0.56%) Debian
14 15 (0.53%) Apple iOS
15 14 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 12 (0.42%) Solaris
17 11 (0.39%) Ubuntu
18 7 (0.25%) Oracle Linux
19 6 (0.21%) VMS
20 5 (0.18%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,134 (39.86%) Agile Software Development
2 624 (21.93%) DevOps
3 547 (19.23%) Microservices
4 546 (19.19%) Business Intelligence
5 482 (16.94%) Software Engineering
6 454 (15.96%) TDD
7 417 (14.66%) Full Stack Development
8 399 (14.02%) MVC
9 387 (13.60%) Analytics
10 328 (11.53%) Scrum
11 325 (11.42%) Problem-Solving
12 317 (11.14%) Computer Science
13 302 (10.62%) ETL
14 300 (10.54%) Test Automation
15 286 (10.05%) Continuous Integration
16 270 (9.49%) OO
17 255 (8.96%) Visualisation
18 215 (7.56%) Mentoring
19 200 (7.03%) Unit Testing
20 199 (6.99%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 1,621 (56.98%) SQL
2 1,373 (48.26%) C#
3 818 (28.75%) JavaScript
4 478 (16.80%) Python
5 422 (14.83%) T-SQL
6 326 (11.46%) Java
7 324 (11.39%) PowerShell
8 231 (8.12%) TypeScript
9 78 (2.74%) Bash Shell
10 74 (2.60%) C++
11 63 (2.21%) PHP
12 62 (2.18%) Perl
13 53 (1.86%) ES6
14 49 (1.72%) C
14 49 (1.72%) VBA
15 45 (1.58%) R
16 43 (1.51%) Ruby
17 42 (1.48%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
18 38 (1.34%) VB.NET
19 37 (1.30%) VB
Qualifications
1 451 (15.85%) Degree
2 152 (5.34%) Computer Science Degree
3 51 (1.79%) Master's Degree
4 36 (1.27%) Security Cleared
5 29 (1.02%) SC Cleared
6 27 (0.95%) Microsoft Certification
7 12 (0.42%) MCSA
8 11 (0.39%) Numerate Degree
9 9 (0.32%) AWS Certification
9 9 (0.32%) ISTQB
10 8 (0.28%) DV Cleared
10 8 (0.28%) MCSE
10 8 (0.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 7 (0.25%) ITIL Certification
12 6 (0.21%) Cisco Certification
12 6 (0.21%) ISEB
12 6 (0.21%) PhD
13 5 (0.18%) CCNA
13 5 (0.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 5 (0.18%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 226 (7.94%) QA
2 83 (2.92%) Data Quality
3 67 (2.36%) GDPR
4 56 (1.97%) Accessibility
5 16 (0.56%) GRC
6 11 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 9 (0.32%) SLA
8 8 (0.28%) PCI DSS
9 5 (0.18%) Good Clinical Practice
9 5 (0.18%) PMO
10 4 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials
11 2 (0.070%) AIFMD
12 1 (0.035%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 1 (0.035%) EMIR
12 1 (0.035%) ISO 9001
12 1 (0.035%) WCAG
System Software
1 346 (12.16%) Docker
2 181 (6.36%) Active Directory
3 92 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
4 43 (1.51%) vSphere
5 22 (0.77%) Hyper-V
6 18 (0.63%) KVM
7 16 (0.56%) iptables
7 16 (0.56%) Oracle RAC
7 16 (0.56%) QEMU
8 15 (0.53%) Virtual Desktop
9 13 (0.46%) XenDesktop
10 10 (0.35%) HDFS
10 10 (0.35%) Kamailio
10 10 (0.35%) Postfix
11 9 (0.32%) XenApp
12 8 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
13 7 (0.25%) Ceph
13 7 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
14 5 (0.18%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 5 (0.18%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 266 (9.35%) Kubernetes
2 148 (5.20%) Terraform
3 93 (3.27%) Opscode Chef
4 89 (3.13%) Ansible
5 80 (2.81%) Grafana
6 70 (2.46%) Puppet
7 57 (2.00%) SCCM
8 31 (1.09%) Opsgenie
9 27 (0.95%) Graphite
10 26 (0.91%) Graylog
10 26 (0.91%) HAProxy
10 26 (0.91%) Microsoft Intune
11 25 (0.88%) Prometheus
12 23 (0.81%) Galera Cluster
13 21 (0.74%) ZABBIX
14 16 (0.56%) Oracle RMAN
15 15 (0.53%) HP Quality Center
16 12 (0.42%) AirWatch
17 11 (0.39%) Nagios
18 8 (0.28%) MIIS
Vendors
1 935 (32.86%) Microsoft
2 463 (16.27%) Oracle
3 175 (6.15%) Google
4 131 (4.60%) VMware
5 110 (3.87%) Databricks
6 84 (2.95%) Sybase
7 76 (2.67%) Salesforce.com
8 60 (2.11%) Cisco
9 51 (1.79%) Nintex
10 42 (1.48%) IBM
10 42 (1.48%) Xamarin
11 40 (1.41%) HP
12 36 (1.27%) Atlassian
13 34 (1.20%) Alteryx
14 33 (1.16%) Fidessa
15 32 (1.12%) Informatica
16 30 (1.05%) Bloomberg
17 29 (1.02%) Citrix
18 28 (0.98%) Red Hat
19 26 (0.91%) SAP