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

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
England > London
6 months to
7 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 18 17 13
Rank change year-on-year -1 -4 -2
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 3,263 6,298 8,571
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 9.94% 10.71% 11.84%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 35.94% 37.58% 37.64%
Number of salaries quoted 2,840 5,837 7,635
Median annual salary £63,500 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.83% +9.09% -
10th Percentile £37,963 £35,000 £35,000
90th Percentile £100,000 £85,000 £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 9,079 16,758 22,771
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 27.67% 28.50% 31.46%
Number of salaries quoted 7,373 13,991 18,061
Median annual salary £67,500 £65,000 £61,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.85% +6.56% +1.67%
10th Percentile £41,250 £38,750 £37,500
90th Percentile £102,500 £95,000 £92,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +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 July 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 July 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 -13 600 £65,000 +4.00% 88
South London -1 162 £50,000 -4.76% 6
West London -4 155 £55,000 +6.80% 17
East London 0 63 £49,971 +9.83% 9
North London +5 54 £40,000 -11.11% 1
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 1,773 (54.34%) SQL
2 1,590 (48.73%) .NET
3 1,541 (47.23%) C#
4 1,433 (43.92%) Azure
5 1,310 (40.15%) Agile Software Development
6 1,164 (35.67%) Finance
7 1,053 (32.27%) Microsoft
8 958 (29.36%) JavaScript
9 946 (28.99%) AWS
10 835 (25.59%) ASP.NET
11 773 (23.69%) AngularJS
12 747 (22.89%) .NET Core
13 722 (22.13%) Business Intelligence
14 714 (21.88%) TDD
15 695 (21.30%) Microservices
16 680 (20.84%) MVC
17 669 (20.50%) Scrum
18 668 (20.47%) Oracle
19 632 (19.37%) .NET Framework
20 614 (18.82%) React
21 594 (18.20%) ASP.NET Web API
22 584 (17.90%) Python
23 578 (17.71%) DevOps
24 527 (16.15%) Analytics
25 501 (15.35%) ETL
26 500 (15.32%) Data Warehouse
27 485 (14.86%) MongoDB
28 484 (14.83%) ASP.NET MVC
29 483 (14.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
30 477 (14.62%) Windows

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
1 353 (10.82%) Elasticsearch
2 137 (4.20%) Apache
3 129 (3.95%) IIS
3 129 (3.95%) SharePoint
4 84 (2.57%) Confluence
5 80 (2.45%) Apache Spark
6 63 (1.93%) CMS
7 48 (1.47%) MS Exchange
8 47 (1.44%) EPiServer
9 35 (1.07%) Umbraco
10 29 (0.89%) Tomcat
11 27 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2010
11 27 (0.83%) Kentico
11 27 (0.83%) SAS
12 23 (0.70%) BizTalk Server
12 23 (0.70%) Sitecore CMS
12 23 (0.70%) Sitefinity
13 21 (0.64%) DNN
13 21 (0.64%) Immediacy CMS
14 20 (0.61%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 120 (3.68%) Microsoft Excel
2 54 (1.65%) Microsoft Office
3 13 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
4 11 (0.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (0.21%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.092%) FileZilla
6 3 (0.092%) InfoPath
6 3 (0.092%) Microsoft Project
7 2 (0.061%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.061%) SPSS
8 1 (0.031%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.031%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.031%) Inkscape
8 1 (0.031%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 53 (1.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (0.55%) Salerio
3 14 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
4 12 (0.37%) Markit EDM
5 6 (0.18%) Distributed Ledger
5 6 (0.18%) R3 Corda
6 5 (0.15%) Elite 3E
6 5 (0.15%) FastStats
6 5 (0.15%) Infor SunSystems
6 5 (0.15%) Raiser's Edge
7 4 (0.12%) Actimize
7 4 (0.12%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 4 (0.12%) iTrent
7 4 (0.12%) OpenText MBPM
7 4 (0.12%) ResourceLink
7 4 (0.12%) StreamServe
7 4 (0.12%) Unica
8 3 (0.092%) Magento
9 2 (0.061%) Temenos T24
9 2 (0.061%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 1,433 (43.92%) Azure
2 946 (28.99%) AWS
3 411 (12.60%) Power Platform
4 193 (5.91%) GCP
5 169 (5.18%) Serverless
6 142 (4.35%) SaaS
7 137 (4.20%) Office 365
8 116 (3.56%) AWS Lambda
9 103 (3.16%) PaaS
10 95 (2.91%) Azure Data Factory
11 89 (2.73%) Amazon ECS
12 87 (2.67%) Cloud Computing
13 80 (2.45%) IaaS
14 60 (1.84%) Dynamics 365
15 51 (1.56%) Apigee
15 51 (1.56%) GitHub
16 47 (1.44%) Azure Active Directory
17 34 (1.04%) PowerApps
18 27 (0.83%) NuGet
19 24 (0.74%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 96 (2.94%) Internet
2 72 (2.21%) Firewall
3 58 (1.78%) SAN
4 49 (1.50%) DNS
5 48 (1.47%) TCP/IP
6 31 (0.95%) VPN
7 29 (0.89%) DHCP
8 26 (0.80%) Network Security
9 18 (0.55%) HTTP
9 18 (0.55%) LAN
9 18 (0.55%) NAS
10 16 (0.49%) WAN
11 14 (0.43%) FTP
12 13 (0.40%) SSL
13 11 (0.34%) FIX Connectivity
13 11 (0.34%) iSCSI
13 11 (0.34%) VoIP
14 10 (0.31%) Fibre Channel
15 9 (0.28%) Extranet
16 8 (0.25%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 500 (15.32%) Data Warehouse
2 485 (14.86%) MongoDB
3 483 (14.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 392 (12.01%) Power BI
5 368 (11.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 338 (10.36%) SQL Server 2019
6 338 (10.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 320 (9.81%) MySQL
8 316 (9.68%) Data Lake
9 283 (8.67%) NoSQL
10 266 (8.15%) Relational Database
11 184 (5.64%) PostgreSQL
12 160 (4.90%) SQL Server 2016
13 145 (4.44%) RDBMS
14 143 (4.38%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 141 (4.32%) Azure SQL Database
15 141 (4.32%) SQL Server 2012
16 129 (3.95%) Redis
17 126 (3.86%) Big Data
18 117 (3.59%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 333 (10.21%) Git (software)
2 208 (6.37%) Visual Studio
3 167 (5.12%) Jenkins
4 159 (4.87%) JIRA
5 157 (4.81%) TeamCity
6 143 (4.38%) Octopus Deploy
7 95 (2.91%) Team Foundation Server
8 74 (2.27%) NUnit
9 70 (2.15%) Selenium
10 60 (1.84%) GitLab
11 57 (1.75%) SpecFlow
12 51 (1.56%) Artifactory
13 49 (1.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 47 (1.44%) MSBuild
15 38 (1.16%) Bitbucket
16 37 (1.13%) Moq
16 37 (1.13%) Visual Studio Team System
17 34 (1.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 33 (1.01%) MSTest
19 29 (0.89%) Oracle Forms
General
1 1,164 (35.67%) Finance
2 293 (8.98%) Banking
3 165 (5.06%) Front Office
4 135 (4.14%) Legal
5 130 (3.98%) Games
6 90 (2.76%) Back Office
7 82 (2.51%) Retail
8 69 (2.11%) Marketing
9 57 (1.75%) Investment Banking
10 47 (1.44%) Law
11 40 (1.23%) Advertising
12 27 (0.83%) Telecoms
13 16 (0.49%) Financial Institution
13 16 (0.49%) Publishing
14 12 (0.37%) Public Sector
15 10 (0.31%) Automotive
16 9 (0.28%) Electronics
17 7 (0.21%) Manufacturing
17 7 (0.21%) Music Industry
18 6 (0.18%) Housing Association
Job Titles
1 1,712 (52.47%) Developer
2 845 (25.90%) .NET Developer
3 624 (19.12%) C# Developer
4 429 (13.15%) C# .NET Developer
5 422 (12.93%) Analyst
6 272 (8.34%) SQL Developer
7 210 (6.44%) Senior Developer
8 177 (5.42%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 173 (5.30%) Data Analyst
10 169 (5.18%) Architect
11 153 (4.69%) Data Engineer
12 152 (4.66%) DBA
13 142 (4.35%) Applications Support
14 137 (4.20%) Full Stack Developer
15 117 (3.59%) Support Analyst
16 109 (3.34%) Junior
16 109 (3.34%) Software Engineer
17 107 (3.28%) SQL DBA
18 106 (3.25%) Administrator
19 96 (2.94%) Data Warehouse Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,590 (48.73%) .NET
2 835 (25.59%) ASP.NET
3 773 (23.69%) AngularJS
4 747 (22.89%) .NET Core
5 632 (19.37%) .NET Framework
6 614 (18.82%) React
7 594 (18.20%) ASP.NET Web API
8 484 (14.83%) ASP.NET MVC
9 447 (13.70%) HTML
10 441 (13.52%) Entity Framework
11 400 (12.26%) Node.js
12 398 (12.20%) CSS
12 398 (12.20%) Web Services
13 347 (10.63%) Vue.js
14 243 (7.45%) REST
15 199 (6.10%) XML
16 176 (5.39%) jQuery
17 167 (5.12%) HTML5
18 156 (4.78%) JSON
19 141 (4.32%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 447 (13.70%) Analytical Skills
2 352 (10.79%) Greenfield Project
3 205 (6.28%) Hedge funds
4 87 (2.67%) Management Information System
5 78 (2.39%) Enterprise Software
6 69 (2.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 61 (1.87%) User Experience
8 59 (1.81%) Data Centre
9 56 (1.72%) Data Structures
10 50 (1.53%) Fixed Income
11 48 (1.47%) Equities
12 46 (1.41%) Derivative
13 45 (1.38%) Self-Motivation
14 41 (1.26%) Private Cloud
15 40 (1.23%) Algorithms
15 40 (1.23%) Cloud Native
15 40 (1.23%) Mobile App
16 36 (1.10%) Public Cloud
17 33 (1.01%) Tandem
18 31 (0.95%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 477 (14.62%) Windows
2 262 (8.03%) Linux
3 245 (7.51%) Windows Server
4 88 (2.70%) Unix
5 77 (2.36%) Windows Server 2012
6 73 (2.24%) Windows 10
7 61 (1.87%) Windows Server 2008
8 60 (1.84%) Windows Server 2016
9 48 (1.47%) Windows 7
10 30 (0.92%) Windows Server 2019
11 28 (0.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 17 (0.52%) CentOS
13 12 (0.37%) Solaris
14 11 (0.34%) SUSE
15 10 (0.31%) Oracle Linux
16 9 (0.28%) Android
16 9 (0.28%) Debian
16 9 (0.28%) Ubuntu
16 9 (0.28%) VMS
16 9 (0.28%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,310 (40.15%) Agile Software Development
2 722 (22.13%) Business Intelligence
3 714 (21.88%) TDD
4 695 (21.30%) Microservices
5 680 (20.84%) MVC
6 669 (20.50%) Scrum
7 578 (17.71%) DevOps
8 527 (16.15%) Analytics
9 501 (15.35%) ETL
10 445 (13.64%) BDD
11 387 (11.86%) Kanban
12 329 (10.08%) Problem-Solving
13 323 (9.90%) Software Engineering
14 321 (9.84%) Continuous Integration
15 317 (9.71%) Web Application Development
16 305 (9.35%) Fintech
17 261 (8.00%) Data Analytics
18 260 (7.97%) Data Modelling
18 260 (7.97%) OO
19 258 (7.91%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1,773 (54.34%) SQL
2 1,541 (47.23%) C#
3 958 (29.36%) JavaScript
4 584 (17.90%) Python
5 402 (12.32%) TypeScript
6 395 (12.11%) T-SQL
7 380 (11.65%) Java
8 327 (10.02%) PowerShell
9 122 (3.74%) R
10 94 (2.88%) VB.NET
11 82 (2.51%) Bash Shell
12 70 (2.15%) F#
13 67 (2.05%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 61 (1.87%) PL/SQL
15 57 (1.75%) VBA
16 52 (1.59%) Scala
16 52 (1.59%) VB
17 51 (1.56%) C++
18 50 (1.53%) Ruby
19 46 (1.41%) PHP
Qualifications
1 453 (13.88%) Degree
2 117 (3.59%) Computer Science Degree
3 67 (2.05%) Microsoft Certification
4 30 (0.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 28 (0.86%) ITIL Certification
6 27 (0.83%) MCSA
6 27 (0.83%) MCSE
7 26 (0.80%) Sun Certification
8 25 (0.77%) Security Cleared
9 23 (0.70%) SC Cleared
10 22 (0.67%) Master's Degree
11 20 (0.61%) AWS Certification
12 19 (0.58%) MCP
13 17 (0.52%) Cisco Certification
14 13 (0.40%) Numerate Degree
15 12 (0.37%) CCNA
15 12 (0.37%) PhD
16 10 (0.31%) ISEB
17 9 (0.28%) CCNP
18 6 (0.18%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 145 (4.44%) QA
2 86 (2.64%) Data Quality
3 81 (2.48%) GAAP
4 23 (0.70%) SLA
5 16 (0.49%) GDPR
6 10 (0.31%) NIST
7 6 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 5 (0.15%) UCITS
9 4 (0.12%) COBIT
9 4 (0.12%) COSO
9 4 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 4 (0.12%) Solvency II
10 3 (0.092%) PCI DSS
11 2 (0.061%) Actionable Recommendations
11 2 (0.061%) ISO 20022
12 1 (0.031%) Cyber Essentials
12 1 (0.031%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 1 (0.031%) MiFID
12 1 (0.031%) PMO
System Software
1 321 (9.84%) Docker
2 249 (7.63%) Active Directory
3 82 (2.51%) VMware Infrastructure
4 41 (1.26%) Hyper-V
5 30 (0.92%) XenApp
6 24 (0.74%) XenDesktop
7 23 (0.70%) VMware ESXi
8 20 (0.61%) Terminal Server
9 16 (0.49%) Virtual Machines
10 15 (0.46%) vSphere
11 8 (0.25%) Virtual Servers
12 7 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
13 6 (0.18%) Virtual Desktop
14 5 (0.15%) HDFS
15 4 (0.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
15 4 (0.12%) VMware Workstation
16 3 (0.092%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 3 (0.092%) Oracle RAC
17 2 (0.061%) DFS Replication
17 2 (0.061%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 307 (9.41%) Kubernetes
2 89 (2.73%) Ansible
3 67 (2.05%) Terraform
4 50 (1.53%) SCCM
5 45 (1.38%) Puppet
6 41 (1.26%) Opscode Chef
7 27 (0.83%) Nagios
8 25 (0.77%) SCOM
9 15 (0.46%) Kibana
10 12 (0.37%) Avamar
10 12 (0.37%) Prometheus
11 11 (0.34%) Grafana
12 10 (0.31%) Control-M
12 10 (0.31%) Microsoft Intune
13 9 (0.28%) Hadoop YARN
13 9 (0.28%) HP Quality Center
14 7 (0.21%) Backup Exec
14 7 (0.21%) SCVMM
14 7 (0.21%) ZABBIX
15 6 (0.18%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 1,053 (32.27%) Microsoft
2 668 (20.47%) Oracle
3 346 (10.60%) Tableau
4 171 (5.24%) Teradata
5 166 (5.09%) Alteryx
6 158 (4.84%) Automation Anywhere
6 158 (4.84%) Blue Prism
6 158 (4.84%) Cadence
6 158 (4.84%) UiPath
7 157 (4.81%) Google
8 155 (4.75%) VMware
9 77 (2.36%) IBM
10 59 (1.81%) Databricks
10 59 (1.81%) SAP
11 47 (1.44%) Cisco
12 46 (1.41%) Citrix
13 45 (1.38%) HP
14 42 (1.29%) Salesforce.com
15 41 (1.26%) Sybase
16 39 (1.20%) Cognos