Period
to 18 July 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 18 July 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
England > London
6 months to
18 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 17 14 13
Rank change year-on-year -3 -1 -1
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 6,195 8,430 9,350
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 10.70% 11.86% 12.78%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 37.48% 37.48% 42.95%
Number of salaries quoted 5,487 7,180 8,170
London median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
90th Percentile £86,250 £82,500 £82,500
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 16,527 22,490 21,769
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 28.54% 31.63% 29.75%
Number of salaries quoted 13,818 17,723 18,135
London median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% +7.14%
10th Percentile £38,750 £37,500 £36,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £92,500 £90,000
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 18 July 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 18 July 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 -5 1,638 £62,500 +4.17% 244
West London -3 296 £52,500 +5.00% 100
South London +2 276 £52,500 +5.00% 30
East London +12 108 £45,500 -17.27% 48
North London -1 43 £45,000 - 17
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 18 July 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 3,402 (54.92%) SQL
2 3,141 (50.70%) C#
3 2,937 (47.41%) .NET
4 2,358 (38.06%) Agile Software Development
5 2,247 (36.27%) Microsoft
6 2,053 (33.14%) Finance
7 1,859 (30.01%) Microsoft Azure
8 1,693 (27.33%) ASP.NET
9 1,554 (25.08%) MVC
10 1,475 (23.81%) JavaScript
11 1,378 (22.24%) Business Intelligence
12 1,318 (21.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 1,234 (19.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 1,229 (19.84%) T-SQL
15 1,186 (19.14%) ASP.NET Web API
16 1,116 (18.01%) Windows
17 1,071 (17.29%) TDD
18 1,051 (16.97%) ASP.NET MVC
19 1,041 (16.80%) Data Warehouse
20 1,037 (16.74%) AngularJS
21 996 (16.08%) HTML
22 962 (15.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
23 949 (15.32%) CSS
24 895 (14.45%) Scrum
25 850 (13.72%) Oracle
26 838 (13.53%) SQL Server 2016
27 815 (13.16%) ETL
28 811 (13.09%) Power Platform
29 798 (12.88%) Power BI
29 798 (12.88%) Amazon AWS

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
1 414 (6.68%) SharePoint
2 289 (4.67%) IIS
3 128 (2.07%) MS Exchange
4 117 (1.89%) Elasticsearch
5 99 (1.60%) Tomcat
6 96 (1.55%) Apache
7 94 (1.52%) Umbraco
8 87 (1.40%) Confluence
9 85 (1.37%) Oracle Workflow
10 72 (1.16%) CMS
11 61 (0.98%) WebSphere
12 55 (0.89%) Apache Spark
13 53 (0.86%) Skype for Business
14 49 (0.79%) JBoss
15 47 (0.76%) WebLogic
16 37 (0.60%) SharePoint 2010
17 36 (0.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 33 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
19 32 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2013
20 30 (0.48%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 265 (4.28%) Microsoft Excel
2 209 (3.37%) Microsoft Office
3 33 (0.53%) MS Visio
4 8 (0.13%) Microsoft Project
5 6 (0.097%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 6 (0.097%) CINEMA 4D
5 6 (0.097%) Maya
5 6 (0.097%) MODO
5 6 (0.097%) NUKE
6 5 (0.081%) SPSS
7 4 (0.065%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.048%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 3 (0.048%) Notepad++
9 1 (0.016%) ArchiCAD
9 1 (0.016%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.016%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.016%) MicroStation
9 1 (0.016%) Revit
9 1 (0.016%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 213 (3.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 102 (1.65%) thinkFolio
3 96 (1.55%) Markit EDM
4 80 (1.29%) Front Arena
5 28 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
6 23 (0.37%) Dynamics GP
7 15 (0.24%) Infor SunSystems
7 15 (0.24%) Magento
8 14 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
9 12 (0.19%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 12 (0.19%) Temenos T24
9 12 (0.19%) Visualfiles
10 9 (0.15%) HFM
11 8 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
11 8 (0.13%) Oracle General Ledger
11 8 (0.13%) Unit4 Business World
12 7 (0.11%) Q-Pulse
12 7 (0.11%) Sage CRM
13 6 (0.097%) NetSuite
14 5 (0.081%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 1,859 (30.01%) Microsoft Azure
2 811 (13.09%) Power Platform
3 798 (12.88%) Amazon AWS
4 283 (4.57%) Office 365
5 230 (3.71%) SaaS
6 173 (2.79%) Azure Data Factory
7 106 (1.71%) PaaS
8 99 (1.60%) Google Cloud Platform
9 97 (1.57%) GitHub
10 87 (1.40%) Dynamics 365
11 66 (1.07%) Serverless
12 46 (0.74%) IaaS
12 46 (0.74%) PowerApps
13 45 (0.73%) Amazon EC2
13 45 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
14 42 (0.68%) Azure Active Directory
15 41 (0.66%) Amazon S3
16 40 (0.65%) AWS CloudFormation
17 36 (0.58%) OneDrive
18 32 (0.52%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 205 (3.31%) Firewall
2 182 (2.94%) DNS
3 142 (2.29%) Internet
4 137 (2.21%) TCP/IP
5 102 (1.65%) SAN
6 93 (1.50%) DHCP
7 81 (1.31%) HTTP
8 56 (0.90%) SSL
9 55 (0.89%) WAN
10 50 (0.81%) Skype
11 49 (0.79%) LAN
11 49 (0.79%) NAS
12 46 (0.74%) VPN
13 40 (0.65%) Network Security
14 38 (0.61%) VoIP
15 30 (0.48%) HTTPS
16 28 (0.45%) Broadband
17 26 (0.42%) Wireless
18 25 (0.40%) Intrusion Detection
18 25 (0.40%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,318 (21.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1,234 (19.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1,041 (16.80%) Data Warehouse
4 962 (15.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 838 (13.53%) SQL Server 2016
6 798 (12.88%) Power BI
7 525 (8.47%) NoSQL
8 503 (8.12%) Relational Database
9 474 (7.65%) SQL Server 2012
10 449 (7.25%) MySQL
11 340 (5.49%) SQL Server 2008
12 320 (5.17%) MongoDB
13 287 (4.63%) Azure SQL Database
14 260 (4.20%) PostgreSQL
15 235 (3.79%) Big Data
16 211 (3.41%) RDBMS
17 210 (3.39%) SQL Server 2014
18 208 (3.36%) Microsoft Analysis Services
19 204 (3.29%) Data Lake
20 145 (2.34%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 631 (10.19%) Git (software)
2 371 (5.99%) Team Foundation Server
3 340 (5.49%) Visual Studio
4 288 (4.65%) JIRA
5 244 (3.94%) Jenkins
6 176 (2.84%) TeamCity
7 166 (2.68%) Selenium
8 153 (2.47%) NUnit
9 142 (2.29%) Visual Studio Team System
10 135 (2.18%) Octopus Deploy
11 108 (1.74%) Cucumber
12 85 (1.37%) SpecFlow
13 77 (1.24%) Subversion
14 73 (1.18%) Maven
15 69 (1.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
16 62 (1.00%) JUnit
17 58 (0.94%) Bitbucket
18 55 (0.89%) Moq
19 54 (0.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 54 (0.87%) Bitbucket Server
General
1 2,053 (33.14%) Finance
2 591 (9.54%) Banking
3 290 (4.68%) Retail
4 251 (4.05%) Games
5 217 (3.50%) Advertising
6 216 (3.49%) Front Office
7 168 (2.71%) Marketing
8 127 (2.05%) Legal
9 117 (1.89%) Investment Banking
10 102 (1.65%) Back Office
11 85 (1.37%) Law
12 67 (1.08%) French Language
13 65 (1.05%) Telecoms
14 64 (1.03%) Financial Institution
15 56 (0.90%) German Language
15 56 (0.90%) Italian Language
15 56 (0.90%) Spanish Language
16 54 (0.87%) Dutch Language
17 25 (0.40%) Billing
18 20 (0.32%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 3,475 (56.09%) Developer
2 1,557 (25.13%) .NET Developer
3 1,221 (19.71%) C# Developer
4 827 (13.35%) C# .NET Developer
5 737 (11.90%) SQL Developer
6 595 (9.60%) Analyst
7 521 (8.41%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 478 (7.72%) Senior Developer
9 349 (5.63%) ASP.NET Developer
10 326 (5.26%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 306 (4.94%) DBA
12 263 (4.25%) Architect
13 238 (3.84%) Software Developer
14 237 (3.83%) Applications Support
15 236 (3.81%) SQL DBA
16 228 (3.68%) SQL BI Developer
17 223 (3.60%) Junior
18 221 (3.57%) SQL Server Developer
19 216 (3.49%) Support Analyst
20 213 (3.44%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,937 (47.41%) .NET
2 1,693 (27.33%) ASP.NET
3 1,186 (19.14%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1,051 (16.97%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1,037 (16.74%) AngularJS
6 996 (16.08%) HTML
7 949 (15.32%) CSS
8 769 (12.41%) .NET Framework
9 697 (11.25%) Web Services
10 573 (9.25%) RESTful
11 549 (8.86%) .NET Core
12 514 (8.30%) WCF
13 508 (8.20%) Entity Framework
14 439 (7.09%) XML
15 423 (6.83%) REST
16 407 (6.57%) ASP.NET MVC 5
17 404 (6.52%) React
18 393 (6.34%) jQuery
19 383 (6.18%) WPF
20 348 (5.62%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 582 (9.39%) Greenfield Project
2 364 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 265 (4.28%) Hedge funds
4 210 (3.39%) Fixed Income
5 199 (3.21%) Enterprise Software
6 186 (3.00%) Equities
7 181 (2.92%) User Experience
8 156 (2.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 150 (2.42%) Clustering
10 149 (2.41%) Self-Motivation
11 147 (2.37%) Derivative
12 138 (2.23%) Management Information System
13 129 (2.08%) Replication
14 108 (1.74%) Data Structures
15 97 (1.57%) Data Centre
16 95 (1.53%) Algorithms
17 73 (1.18%) Mobile App
18 63 (1.02%) Tandem
19 60 (0.97%) N-Tier
20 56 (0.90%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 1,116 (18.01%) Windows
2 498 (8.04%) Windows Server
3 411 (6.63%) Linux
4 190 (3.07%) Unix
5 126 (2.03%) Windows Server 2012
6 95 (1.53%) Windows 10
7 90 (1.45%) Windows Server 2008
8 60 (0.97%) Android
9 57 (0.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 46 (0.74%) Windows 7
11 38 (0.61%) Windows Server 2003
12 32 (0.52%) Apple iOS
13 27 (0.44%) Ubuntu
14 25 (0.40%) Windows 8
15 16 (0.26%) Solaris
16 14 (0.23%) Mac OS
17 13 (0.21%) CentOS
18 8 (0.13%) openSUSE
19 7 (0.11%) Windows NT
20 5 (0.081%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,358 (38.06%) Agile Software Development
2 1,554 (25.08%) MVC
3 1,378 (22.24%) Business Intelligence
4 1,071 (17.29%) TDD
5 895 (14.45%) Scrum
6 815 (13.16%) ETL
7 727 (11.74%) DevOps
8 695 (11.22%) Analytics
9 692 (11.17%) Web Application Development
10 678 (10.94%) Continuous Integration
11 670 (10.82%) Problem-Solving
12 574 (9.27%) BDD
13 549 (8.86%) Software Engineering
14 480 (7.75%) OO
15 465 (7.51%) Data Modelling
16 438 (7.07%) Computer Science
17 421 (6.80%) Unit Testing
18 418 (6.75%) Test Automation
19 410 (6.62%) SDLC
20 397 (6.41%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 3,402 (54.92%) SQL
2 3,141 (50.70%) C#
3 1,475 (23.81%) JavaScript
4 1,229 (19.84%) T-SQL
5 731 (11.80%) Java
6 587 (9.48%) Python
7 526 (8.49%) PowerShell
8 241 (3.89%) Ruby
9 231 (3.73%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 209 (3.37%) R
11 201 (3.24%) VBA
12 197 (3.18%) VB.NET
13 135 (2.18%) VB
14 130 (2.10%) TypeScript
15 117 (1.89%) Perl
16 103 (1.66%) PHP
17 88 (1.42%) Bash Shell
18 84 (1.36%) PL/SQL
19 75 (1.21%) Java 8
20 70 (1.13%) C++
Qualifications
1 724 (11.69%) Degree
2 250 (4.04%) Computer Science Degree
3 170 (2.74%) Microsoft Certification
4 95 (1.53%) MCSE
5 69 (1.11%) MCSA
5 69 (1.11%) Security Cleared
6 43 (0.69%) SC Cleared
7 34 (0.55%) Cisco Certification
7 34 (0.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 32 (0.52%) CCNA
9 25 (0.40%) HND
10 22 (0.36%) ISEB
10 22 (0.36%) ITIL Certification
11 21 (0.34%) ISTQB
11 21 (0.34%) Master's Degree
11 21 (0.34%) PMI Certification
12 19 (0.31%) MCSD
12 19 (0.31%) Numerate Degree
12 19 (0.31%) PMP
13 18 (0.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 338 (5.46%) QA
2 122 (1.97%) Data Quality
3 77 (1.24%) GDPR
4 59 (0.95%) SLA
5 46 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 41 (0.66%) WAI
7 22 (0.36%) Cyber Essentials
8 20 (0.32%) HIPAA
9 17 (0.27%) Solvency II
10 16 (0.26%) PCI DSS
11 12 (0.19%) HL7
12 8 (0.13%) MiFID
12 8 (0.13%) PMO
13 5 (0.081%) COBIT
14 4 (0.065%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 3 (0.048%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 3 (0.048%) NIST
16 1 (0.016%) DICOM
16 1 (0.016%) IFRS
16 1 (0.016%) SEPA
System Software
1 477 (7.70%) Active Directory
2 299 (4.83%) Docker
3 180 (2.91%) VMware Infrastructure
4 140 (2.26%) Hyper-V
5 82 (1.32%) XenApp
6 44 (0.71%) VMware ESXi
7 34 (0.55%) Oracle RAC
7 34 (0.55%) vSphere
8 16 (0.26%) BitLocker
8 16 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
9 15 (0.24%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 15 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
10 13 (0.21%) HDFS
10 13 (0.21%) Virtual Servers
11 12 (0.19%) XenDesktop
12 8 (0.13%) Apache Flume
13 7 (0.11%) Firmware
13 7 (0.11%) VMware Workstation
14 5 (0.081%) NFS
15 4 (0.065%) Xen
Systems Management
1 192 (3.10%) Kubernetes
2 122 (1.97%) Ansible
3 106 (1.71%) SCCM
4 91 (1.47%) Puppet
5 90 (1.45%) Opscode Chef
6 58 (0.94%) Terraform
7 38 (0.61%) SCOM
8 36 (0.58%) SQL Sentry
9 34 (0.55%) WSUS
10 32 (0.52%) Grafana
11 22 (0.36%) Nagios
12 21 (0.34%) Failover Clustering
12 21 (0.34%) Microsoft Clustering
12 21 (0.34%) Prometheus
13 18 (0.29%) Docker Swarm
14 16 (0.26%) Perfmon
15 14 (0.23%) SCVMM
16 12 (0.19%) Kibana
17 11 (0.18%) Control-M
17 11 (0.18%) Oozie
Vendors
1 2,247 (36.27%) Microsoft
2 850 (13.72%) Oracle
3 313 (5.05%) VMware
4 280 (4.52%) Tableau
5 183 (2.95%) Citrix
6 149 (2.41%) SAP
7 125 (2.02%) Cisco
8 119 (1.92%) IBM
9 111 (1.79%) Google
10 109 (1.76%) Charles River
11 107 (1.73%) Databricks
12 80 (1.29%) Calypso
12 80 (1.29%) SimCorp
13 75 (1.21%) Red Hat
14 70 (1.13%) Nintex
15 69 (1.11%) HP
16 68 (1.10%) Salesforce.com
17 62 (1.00%) Sitecore
18 57 (0.92%) Atlassian
19 54 (0.87%) Informatica