Period
to 27 January 2022

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 27 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
England > London
6 months to
27 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 47 30 18
Rank change year-on-year -17 -12 -1
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 3,339 1,891 5,202
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 6.49% 7.75% 10.21%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 21.92% 27.26% 35.91%
Number of salaries quoted 2,477 1,643 4,482
10th Percentile £42,500 £38,750 £35,000
25th Percentile £51,250 £48,750 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% +4.35%
75th Percentile £81,250 £80,000 £75,000
90th Percentile £97,500 £95,000 £92,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +3.09% +2.11%

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 15,231 6,936 14,487
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 29.62% 28.44% 28.44%
Number of salaries quoted 9,116 5,953 12,043
10th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £38,250
25th Percentile £55,000 £52,500 £48,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year - +7.69% +4.00%
75th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £85,000
90th Percentile £107,500 £100,000 £105,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% -

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 27 January 2022.

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 27 January 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London -5 553 £65,000 - 222
West London -31 136 £55,000 -8.33% 50
South London -5 94 £62,500 +4.17% 12
East London -30 21 £56,000 +17.89% 53
North London -13 5 £52,500 - 4
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 27 January 2022, 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 1,927 (57.71%) SQL
2 1,582 (47.38%) Azure
3 1,533 (45.91%) C#
4 1,520 (45.52%) .NET
5 1,323 (39.62%) Microsoft
6 1,288 (38.57%) Agile Software Development
7 994 (29.77%) Finance
8 934 (27.97%) JavaScript
9 804 (24.08%) DevOps
10 712 (21.32%) Social Skills
11 679 (20.34%) Business Intelligence
12 651 (19.50%) Windows
13 634 (18.99%) AWS
14 619 (18.54%) .NET Core
15 600 (17.97%) ASP.NET
16 582 (17.43%) T-SQL
17 549 (16.44%) React
18 537 (16.08%) Full Stack Development
19 530 (15.87%) Problem-Solving
20 529 (15.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
21 527 (15.78%) Python
22 510 (15.27%) Power Platform
23 505 (15.12%) Degree
24 504 (15.09%) HTML
25 503 (15.06%) CI/CD
26 502 (15.03%) AngularJS
27 498 (14.91%) Oracle
28 484 (14.50%) Software Engineering
29 465 (13.93%) .NET Framework
30 456 (13.66%) Power BI

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
1 169 (5.06%) SharePoint
2 153 (4.58%) IIS
3 121 (3.62%) Confluence
4 89 (2.67%) Elasticsearch
5 56 (1.68%) CMS
5 56 (1.68%) MS Exchange
6 54 (1.62%) Tomcat
7 49 (1.47%) Apache
8 35 (1.05%) Apache Spark
9 19 (0.57%) JBoss
10 18 (0.54%) Umbraco
11 17 (0.51%) Sitecore CMS
12 16 (0.48%) Drupal
12 16 (0.48%) EPiServer
13 14 (0.42%) SAS
14 13 (0.39%) Skype for Business
15 12 (0.36%) SharePoint 2013
16 11 (0.33%) WordPress
17 9 (0.27%) Jetty
17 9 (0.27%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 257 (7.70%) Microsoft Excel
2 126 (3.77%) Microsoft Office
3 34 (1.02%) MS Visio
4 12 (0.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 9 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
6 8 (0.24%) Photoshop
7 7 (0.21%) Chatbot
8 6 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
9 4 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
10 2 (0.060%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 92 (2.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (0.51%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 16 (0.48%) Dynamics NAV
3 16 (0.48%) Temenos T24
4 15 (0.45%) NetSuite
5 11 (0.33%) Sentinel
6 10 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
7 9 (0.27%) HiPortfolio
8 8 (0.24%) RMDS
9 7 (0.21%) SAP Business One
10 6 (0.18%) Payment Gateway
11 5 (0.15%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
12 4 (0.12%) BambooHR
12 4 (0.12%) JDE EnterpriseOne
12 4 (0.12%) Loan IQ
12 4 (0.12%) Markit EDM
12 4 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
12 4 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
13 3 (0.090%) Oracle Payables
13 3 (0.090%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 1,582 (47.38%) Azure
2 634 (18.99%) AWS
3 510 (15.27%) Power Platform
4 272 (8.15%) GCP
5 233 (6.98%) Microsoft 365
6 217 (6.50%) Serverless
7 210 (6.29%) SaaS
8 186 (5.57%) Azure Data Factory
9 127 (3.80%) PaaS
10 107 (3.20%) Dynamics 365
11 102 (3.05%) IaaS
12 99 (2.96%) GitHub
13 93 (2.79%) AWS Lambda
14 75 (2.25%) Azure Active Directory
15 68 (2.04%) Azure Service Bus
16 63 (1.89%) PowerApps
17 61 (1.83%) Amazon EC2
18 59 (1.77%) Amazon S3
19 54 (1.62%) Snowflake
20 52 (1.56%) Azure Synapse Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 106 (3.17%) Firewall
2 93 (2.79%) DNS
3 56 (1.68%) HTTP
4 52 (1.56%) DHCP
5 50 (1.50%) TCP/IP
6 44 (1.32%) SAN
7 43 (1.29%) SSL
8 35 (1.05%) VPN
8 35 (1.05%) WAN
9 26 (0.78%) LAN
10 21 (0.63%) NAS
10 21 (0.63%) VoIP
11 20 (0.60%) Network Security
12 19 (0.57%) MQTT
13 17 (0.51%) Internet
14 14 (0.42%) Broadband
15 13 (0.39%) Skype
16 11 (0.33%) FTP
16 11 (0.33%) Wireless
17 10 (0.30%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 529 (15.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 456 (13.66%) Power BI
3 431 (12.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 407 (12.19%) Data Warehouse
5 344 (10.30%) Relational Database
6 324 (9.70%) PostgreSQL
7 322 (9.64%) MySQL
8 276 (8.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 244 (7.31%) NoSQL
10 233 (6.98%) MongoDB
11 217 (6.50%) Tableau
12 170 (5.09%) Big Data
13 159 (4.76%) RDBMS
14 155 (4.64%) Azure SQL Database
15 146 (4.37%) Data Lake
16 118 (3.53%) SQL Server 2016
17 103 (3.08%) SQL Server 2008
18 97 (2.91%) SQL Server 2012
19 96 (2.88%) Redis
20 81 (2.43%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 400 (11.98%) Git (software)
2 233 (6.98%) JIRA
3 215 (6.44%) Visual Studio
4 179 (5.36%) Octopus Deploy
5 161 (4.82%) Team Foundation Server
6 154 (4.61%) Jenkins
7 144 (4.31%) NUnit
8 124 (3.71%) TeamCity
9 118 (3.53%) Moq
10 93 (2.79%) Selenium
11 66 (1.98%) Postman
12 59 (1.77%) Bitbucket
13 56 (1.68%) Cypress.io
14 54 (1.62%) SpecFlow
15 52 (1.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
16 50 (1.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 50 (1.50%) webpack
17 45 (1.35%) JUnit
17 45 (1.35%) Visual Studio Team System
18 38 (1.14%) GitLab
General
1 994 (29.77%) Finance
2 712 (21.32%) Social Skills
3 330 (9.88%) Analytical Skills
4 254 (7.61%) Banking
5 125 (3.74%) Marketing
6 115 (3.44%) Retail
7 103 (3.08%) Advertising
8 79 (2.37%) Presentation Skills
9 62 (1.86%) Front Office
9 62 (1.86%) Public Sector
10 61 (1.83%) Investment Banking
11 60 (1.80%) Inclusion and Diversity
12 56 (1.68%) Financial Institution
13 49 (1.47%) Law
14 47 (1.41%) Games
14 47 (1.41%) Legal
15 42 (1.26%) Back Office
16 37 (1.11%) Organisational Skills
17 31 (0.93%) Influencing Skills
18 30 (0.90%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1,564 (46.84%) Developer
2 480 (14.38%) .NET Developer
3 373 (11.17%) Analyst
4 362 (10.84%) Senior Developer
5 280 (8.39%) C# Developer
6 239 (7.16%) SQL Developer
7 221 (6.62%) Full Stack Developer
8 192 (5.75%) Software Engineer
9 191 (5.72%) Architect
10 159 (4.76%) Data Engineer
10 159 (4.76%) Software Developer
11 138 (4.13%) C# .NET Developer
12 135 (4.04%) DBA
13 131 (3.92%) Data Analyst
13 131 (3.92%) Lead Developer
14 129 (3.86%) Applications Support
15 112 (3.35%) Senior .NET Developer
16 99 (2.96%) Business Intelligence Developer
17 98 (2.94%) Administrator
18 94 (2.82%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,520 (45.52%) .NET
2 619 (18.54%) .NET Core
3 600 (17.97%) ASP.NET
4 549 (16.44%) React
5 504 (15.09%) HTML
6 502 (15.03%) AngularJS
7 465 (13.93%) .NET Framework
8 452 (13.54%) CSS
9 358 (10.72%) REST
10 340 (10.18%) Web Services
11 301 (9.01%) Entity Framework
12 282 (8.45%) ASP.NET Web API
13 250 (7.49%) Node.js
14 221 (6.62%) HTML5
15 211 (6.32%) ASP.NET MVC
16 207 (6.20%) jQuery
17 170 (5.09%) WCF
18 162 (4.85%) Vue.js
19 148 (4.43%) JSON
20 143 (4.28%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 187 (5.60%) User Experience
2 148 (4.43%) Enterprise Software
3 127 (3.80%) Self-Motivation
4 117 (3.50%) Greenfield Project
5 108 (3.23%) Management Information System
6 100 (2.99%) Public Cloud
7 64 (1.92%) Cloud Native
7 64 (1.92%) Mobile App
8 61 (1.83%) Algorithms
9 58 (1.74%) Clustering
10 57 (1.71%) Data Structures
10 57 (1.71%) Hybrid Cloud
11 46 (1.38%) Equities
12 42 (1.26%) Hedge funds
12 42 (1.26%) Web 2.0
13 41 (1.23%) Replication
14 40 (1.20%) Blog
15 37 (1.11%) Enterprise Cloud
15 37 (1.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 35 (1.05%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 651 (19.50%) Windows
2 272 (8.15%) Windows Server
3 248 (7.43%) Linux
4 105 (3.14%) Unix
5 56 (1.68%) Android
6 53 (1.59%) Windows 10
7 50 (1.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 47 (1.41%) Apple iOS
9 45 (1.35%) Windows Server 2016
10 28 (0.84%) Windows Server 2019
11 20 (0.60%) Mac OS X
12 19 (0.57%) Windows Server 2012
13 16 (0.48%) CentOS
14 14 (0.42%) Solaris
14 14 (0.42%) Windows Server 2008
15 12 (0.36%) Ubuntu
16 11 (0.33%) Windows 7
17 8 (0.24%) VMS
18 4 (0.12%) Debian
18 4 (0.12%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,288 (38.57%) Agile Software Development
2 804 (24.08%) DevOps
3 679 (20.34%) Business Intelligence
4 537 (16.08%) Full Stack Development
5 530 (15.87%) Problem-Solving
6 503 (15.06%) CI/CD
7 484 (14.50%) Software Engineering
8 451 (13.51%) TDD
9 429 (12.85%) ETL
10 424 (12.70%) MVC
11 414 (12.40%) Analytics
12 397 (11.89%) Microservices
13 376 (11.26%) Scrum
14 336 (10.06%) Computer Science
15 299 (8.95%) SDLC
16 275 (8.24%) Data Modelling
17 271 (8.12%) Unit Testing
18 255 (7.64%) OO
19 250 (7.49%) Migration
20 248 (7.43%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 1,927 (57.71%) SQL
2 1,533 (45.91%) C#
3 934 (27.97%) JavaScript
4 582 (17.43%) T-SQL
5 527 (15.78%) Python
6 354 (10.60%) PowerShell
7 312 (9.34%) TypeScript
8 297 (8.89%) Java
9 84 (2.52%) Bash
10 82 (2.46%) VBA
11 70 (2.10%) PHP
11 70 (2.10%) R
12 63 (1.89%) VB
13 58 (1.74%) VB.NET
14 53 (1.59%) Shell Script
15 45 (1.35%) Scala
16 43 (1.29%) C++
16 43 (1.29%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
17 38 (1.14%) C
18 36 (1.08%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 505 (15.12%) Degree
2 154 (4.61%) Computer Science Degree
3 96 (2.88%) Microsoft Certification
4 49 (1.47%) Master's Degree
5 46 (1.38%) MCSE
6 36 (1.08%) Security Cleared
7 31 (0.93%) MCSA
8 27 (0.81%) SC Cleared
9 23 (0.69%) ITIL Certification
10 18 (0.54%) Cisco Certification
11 17 (0.51%) MCP
12 15 (0.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 14 (0.42%) AWS Certification
13 14 (0.42%) TOGAF Certification
14 11 (0.33%) CISSP
15 10 (0.30%) DBS Check
15 10 (0.30%) MCITP
15 10 (0.30%) MCT
16 9 (0.27%) DV Cleared
16 9 (0.27%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 309 (9.25%) QA
2 131 (3.92%) Data Quality
3 55 (1.65%) GDPR
4 46 (1.38%) SLA
5 43 (1.29%) Accessibility
6 10 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 9 (0.27%) PCI DSS
8 7 (0.21%) NIST
9 5 (0.15%) FATCA
9 5 (0.15%) WCAG
10 3 (0.090%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 2 (0.060%) PSD2
12 1 (0.030%) COBIT
12 1 (0.030%) DICOM
12 1 (0.030%) EMIR
12 1 (0.030%) GAMP
12 1 (0.030%) Good Clinical Practice
12 1 (0.030%) HIPAA
12 1 (0.030%) HL7
12 1 (0.030%) IFRS
System Software
1 313 (9.37%) Docker
2 278 (8.33%) Active Directory
3 97 (2.91%) VMware Infrastructure
4 49 (1.47%) Hyper-V
5 37 (1.11%) Virtual Machines
6 35 (1.05%) VMware ESXi
7 34 (1.02%) vSphere
8 15 (0.45%) Virtual Servers
9 8 (0.24%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 5 (0.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 5 (0.15%) Virtual Desktop
11 4 (0.12%) BitLocker
11 4 (0.12%) VMware Server
12 3 (0.090%) Firmware
12 3 (0.090%) HDFS
12 3 (0.090%) Oracle RAC
12 3 (0.090%) Varnish
12 3 (0.090%) VMware NSX
13 2 (0.060%) NFS
13 2 (0.060%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 271 (8.12%) Kubernetes
2 125 (3.74%) Terraform
3 99 (2.96%) SCCM
4 83 (2.49%) Grafana
4 83 (2.49%) Opscode Chef
5 80 (2.40%) Ansible
6 64 (1.92%) Puppet
7 42 (1.26%) Microsoft Intune
8 28 (0.84%) Opsgenie
9 25 (0.75%) HAProxy
9 25 (0.75%) Nagios
10 24 (0.72%) logstash
10 24 (0.72%) MIIS
10 24 (0.72%) Single Sign-On
11 21 (0.63%) Kibana
11 21 (0.63%) ZABBIX
12 19 (0.57%) Pingdom
13 16 (0.48%) Graphite
14 13 (0.39%) Prometheus
15 12 (0.36%) Salt
Vendors
1 1,323 (39.62%) Microsoft
2 498 (14.91%) Oracle
3 197 (5.90%) Google
4 194 (5.81%) VMware
5 90 (2.70%) Databricks
6 83 (2.49%) Salesforce.com
7 59 (1.77%) Atlassian
7 59 (1.77%) Red Hat
8 52 (1.56%) Citrix
9 48 (1.44%) Apple
10 45 (1.35%) ServiceNow
11 41 (1.23%) Bloomberg
12 40 (1.20%) SAP
13 36 (1.08%) Sybase
14 34 (1.02%) MuleSoft
15 33 (0.99%) Alteryx
16 32 (0.96%) HP
16 32 (0.96%) IBM
17 31 (0.93%) Xamarin
18 29 (0.87%) Cisco