Period
to 18 December 2018

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 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
England > London
6 months to
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 15 14 14
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 -2
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 7,915 8,510 8,869
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 11.93% 11.53% 12.04%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 40.02% 38.90% 40.51%
Number of salaries quoted 6,784 7,275 8,049
London median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £81,250 £78,750
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +4.65%

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 19,780 21,874 21,895
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 29.82% 29.63% 29.73%
Number of salaries quoted 16,221 17,619 19,090
London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £37,500 £36,250 £35,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £87,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%

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 December 2018.

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 December 2018. 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 -4 1,719 £57,500 +4.55% 267
West London -1 375 £50,000 - 151
South London +2 277 £55,000 +25.00% 41
East London -3 91 £50,000 -9.09% 44
North London -4 46 £45,000 +5.88% 12
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 18 December 2018, 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 4,332 (54.73%) SQL
2 4,214 (53.24%) C#
3 3,951 (49.92%) .NET
4 3,130 (39.55%) Agile Software Development
5 2,876 (36.34%) Microsoft
6 2,709 (34.23%) Finance
7 2,263 (28.59%) ASP.NET
8 2,207 (27.88%) JavaScript
9 2,158 (27.26%) MVC
10 2,061 (26.04%) Microsoft Azure
11 1,599 (20.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 1,594 (20.14%) HTML
13 1,579 (19.95%) ASP.NET Web API
14 1,557 (19.67%) T-SQL
15 1,475 (18.64%) ASP.NET MVC
16 1,468 (18.55%) Business Intelligence
17 1,457 (18.41%) AngularJS
18 1,418 (17.92%) Windows
19 1,413 (17.85%) TDD
20 1,374 (17.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
21 1,347 (17.02%) CSS
22 1,257 (15.88%) Oracle
23 1,189 (15.02%) SQL Server 2016
24 1,134 (14.33%) Data Warehouse
25 1,109 (14.01%) Scrum
26 1,098 (13.87%) .NET Framework
27 1,079 (13.63%) Problem-Solving
28 1,046 (13.22%) Degree
29 985 (12.44%) ETL
30 972 (12.28%) 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
1 517 (6.53%) SharePoint
2 415 (5.24%) IIS
3 339 (4.28%) Elasticsearch
4 211 (2.67%) CMS
5 197 (2.49%) Apache
6 182 (2.30%) MS Exchange
7 165 (2.08%) Tomcat
8 96 (1.21%) Confluence
9 92 (1.16%) EPiServer
10 91 (1.15%) Sitecore CMS
11 88 (1.11%) Apache Spark
12 84 (1.06%) WebSphere
13 78 (0.99%) SAS
14 74 (0.93%) Umbraco
15 62 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2010
16 52 (0.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 51 (0.64%) BizTalk Server
18 50 (0.63%) Skype for Business
19 45 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2013
19 45 (0.57%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 500 (6.32%) Microsoft Excel
2 215 (2.72%) Microsoft Office
3 52 (0.66%) MS Visio
4 38 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
5 23 (0.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 13 (0.16%) InfoPath
7 6 (0.076%) AutoCAD
8 5 (0.063%) Microsoft Project
8 5 (0.063%) Mingle
8 5 (0.063%) SPSS
9 3 (0.038%) Photoshop
10 2 (0.025%) Adobe Illustrator
10 2 (0.025%) Stata
11 1 (0.013%) Maya
Business Applications
1 257 (3.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 77 (0.97%) thinkFolio
3 57 (0.72%) Dynamics AX
4 51 (0.64%) Markit EDM
5 42 (0.53%) Dynamics NAV
6 31 (0.39%) Eloqua
7 29 (0.37%) Front Arena
8 23 (0.29%) Cognos TM1
9 19 (0.24%) Magento
9 19 (0.24%) Payment Gateway
10 13 (0.16%) JDE EnterpriseOne
10 13 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
11 12 (0.15%) SunGard GMI
12 11 (0.14%) Cognos Business Intelligence
13 10 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
14 9 (0.11%) FastStats
14 9 (0.11%) NetSuite
14 9 (0.11%) Relativity
15 8 (0.10%) Concordance
15 8 (0.10%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 2,061 (26.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 972 (12.28%) Amazon AWS
3 270 (3.41%) SaaS
4 263 (3.32%) Office 365
5 174 (2.20%) PaaS
6 144 (1.82%) Azure Data Factory
7 127 (1.60%) Google Cloud Platform
8 103 (1.30%) IaaS
9 88 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
10 79 (1.00%) Dynamics 365
11 74 (0.93%) Azure Active Directory
12 65 (0.82%) npm
13 57 (0.72%) Amazon EC2
13 57 (0.72%) GitHub
14 48 (0.61%) Serverless
15 46 (0.58%) Data Lake Analytics
16 28 (0.35%) Amazon S3
16 28 (0.35%) Google Play
17 25 (0.32%) AWS Lambda
18 24 (0.30%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 277 (3.50%) DNS
2 246 (3.11%) Internet
3 241 (3.04%) Firewall
4 191 (2.41%) SAN
5 151 (1.91%) TCP/IP
6 139 (1.76%) DHCP
7 132 (1.67%) HTTP
8 104 (1.31%) VPN
9 85 (1.07%) LAN
10 80 (1.01%) WAN
11 76 (0.96%) Intranet
12 73 (0.92%) NAS
13 70 (0.88%) SSL
14 60 (0.76%) VLAN
15 56 (0.71%) Network Security
16 41 (0.52%) iSCSI
17 39 (0.49%) Skype
18 34 (0.43%) VoIP
19 29 (0.37%) Wi-Fi
20 26 (0.33%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,599 (20.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1,374 (17.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1,189 (15.02%) SQL Server 2016
4 1,134 (14.33%) Data Warehouse
5 917 (11.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 811 (10.25%) NoSQL
7 636 (8.04%) Power BI
8 616 (7.78%) SQL Server 2012
9 605 (7.64%) SQL Server 2008
10 581 (7.34%) Relational Database
11 502 (6.34%) MySQL
12 412 (5.21%) MongoDB
13 350 (4.42%) PostgreSQL
14 336 (4.25%) Big Data
15 333 (4.21%) SQL Server 2014
16 277 (3.50%) Oracle Database
17 269 (3.40%) Azure SQL Database
18 210 (2.65%) Hadoop
19 208 (2.63%) RDBMS
20 178 (2.25%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 924 (11.67%) Git (software)
2 636 (8.04%) Visual Studio
3 613 (7.74%) Team Foundation Server
4 334 (4.22%) TeamCity
5 317 (4.01%) Jenkins
6 257 (3.25%) Octopus Deploy
7 231 (2.92%) JIRA
7 231 (2.92%) NUnit
8 230 (2.91%) Visual Studio Team System
9 201 (2.54%) Selenium
10 179 (2.26%) Subversion
11 99 (1.25%) Bitbucket
12 97 (1.23%) SpecFlow
13 93 (1.17%) Cucumber
14 90 (1.14%) JUnit
15 86 (1.09%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
16 82 (1.04%) Maven
17 64 (0.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 58 (0.73%) gulp
19 53 (0.67%) WinDbg
General
1 2,709 (34.23%) Finance
2 856 (10.81%) Banking
3 327 (4.13%) Advertising
4 326 (4.12%) Games
5 310 (3.92%) Marketing
6 298 (3.77%) Investment Banking
7 292 (3.69%) Retail
8 285 (3.60%) Front Office
9 142 (1.79%) Legal
10 113 (1.43%) Back Office
11 109 (1.38%) Law
12 96 (1.21%) Telecoms
13 69 (0.87%) Publishing
14 65 (0.82%) Financial Institution
15 62 (0.78%) French Language
16 57 (0.72%) German Language
17 43 (0.54%) Italian Language
18 40 (0.51%) Spanish Language
19 34 (0.43%) Music Industry
20 30 (0.38%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4,532 (57.26%) Developer
2 2,150 (27.16%) .NET Developer
3 1,681 (21.24%) C# Developer
4 1,104 (13.95%) C# .NET Developer
5 885 (11.18%) SQL Developer
6 729 (9.21%) Analyst
7 676 (8.54%) Senior Developer
8 547 (6.91%) Architect
9 499 (6.30%) ASP.NET Developer
10 460 (5.81%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 452 (5.71%) DBA
12 442 (5.58%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 366 (4.62%) SQL DBA
14 325 (4.11%) SQL Server Developer
15 318 (4.02%) Applications Support
16 287 (3.63%) Senior .NET Developer
17 284 (3.59%) Administrator
18 282 (3.56%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
19 265 (3.35%) Junior
20 256 (3.23%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3,951 (49.92%) .NET
2 2,263 (28.59%) ASP.NET
3 1,594 (20.14%) HTML
4 1,579 (19.95%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1,475 (18.64%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1,457 (18.41%) AngularJS
7 1,347 (17.02%) CSS
8 1,098 (13.87%) .NET Framework
9 923 (11.66%) Web Services
10 823 (10.40%) RESTful
11 771 (9.74%) WCF
12 715 (9.03%) Entity Framework
13 711 (8.98%) jQuery
14 620 (7.83%) .NET Core
15 574 (7.25%) HTML5
15 574 (7.25%) WPF
16 562 (7.10%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 554 (7.00%) ASP.NET MVC 5
18 531 (6.71%) XML
19 452 (5.71%) React
Miscellaneous
1 699 (8.83%) Greenfield Project
2 608 (7.68%) Analytical Skills
3 388 (4.90%) Fintech
4 280 (3.54%) Hedge funds
5 246 (3.11%) User Experience
6 216 (2.73%) Equities
7 212 (2.68%) Management Information System
8 208 (2.63%) Clustering
9 202 (2.55%) Data Structures
10 197 (2.49%) Fixed Income
11 196 (2.48%) Derivative
12 188 (2.38%) Self-Motivation
13 177 (2.24%) Enterprise Software
14 171 (2.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 145 (1.83%) Algorithms
15 145 (1.83%) Replication
16 141 (1.78%) Tandem
17 120 (1.52%) Data Centre
18 110 (1.39%) N-Tier
19 91 (1.15%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1,418 (17.92%) Windows
2 694 (8.77%) Windows Server
3 606 (7.66%) Linux
4 247 (3.12%) Unix
5 217 (2.74%) Windows Server 2012
6 212 (2.68%) Windows Server 2008
7 164 (2.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 139 (1.76%) Android
9 107 (1.35%) Windows 10
10 81 (1.02%) Windows 7
11 71 (0.90%) Apple iOS
12 68 (0.86%) CentOS
13 58 (0.73%) Solaris
14 49 (0.62%) Ubuntu
15 48 (0.61%) AIX
16 43 (0.54%) Windows Server 2003
17 29 (0.37%) Windows 8
18 27 (0.34%) Mac OS X
19 25 (0.32%) HPUX
19 25 (0.32%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,130 (39.55%) Agile Software Development
2 2,158 (27.26%) MVC
3 1,468 (18.55%) Business Intelligence
4 1,413 (17.85%) TDD
5 1,109 (14.01%) Scrum
6 1,079 (13.63%) Problem-Solving
7 985 (12.44%) ETL
8 960 (12.13%) Web Application Development
9 938 (11.85%) Continuous Integration
10 773 (9.77%) BDD
11 683 (8.63%) Analytics
12 650 (8.21%) OO
13 611 (7.72%) DevOps
14 607 (7.67%) Microservices
15 587 (7.42%) Computer Science
16 545 (6.89%) Test Automation
17 531 (6.71%) Asset Management
18 526 (6.65%) SDLC
19 494 (6.24%) Software Engineering
20 471 (5.95%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 4,332 (54.73%) SQL
2 4,214 (53.24%) C#
3 2,207 (27.88%) JavaScript
4 1,557 (19.67%) T-SQL
5 918 (11.60%) Java
6 851 (10.75%) PowerShell
7 742 (9.37%) Python
8 354 (4.47%) Ruby
9 261 (3.30%) VBA
10 233 (2.94%) VB.NET
11 226 (2.86%) C++
12 212 (2.68%) PL/SQL
13 196 (2.48%) VB
14 183 (2.31%) Perl
15 181 (2.29%) PHP
16 144 (1.82%) R
17 138 (1.74%) Bash Shell
18 125 (1.58%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
19 98 (1.24%) TypeScript
20 92 (1.16%) F#
Qualifications
1 1,046 (13.22%) Degree
2 276 (3.49%) Computer Science Degree
3 191 (2.41%) Microsoft Certification
4 136 (1.72%) MCSE
5 104 (1.31%) Security Cleared
6 78 (0.99%) SC Cleared
7 68 (0.86%) MCSA
8 46 (0.58%) SAFe Agilist
9 39 (0.49%) Cisco Certification
10 36 (0.45%) CCNA
11 32 (0.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 31 (0.39%) Numerate Degree
13 30 (0.38%) MCP
14 27 (0.34%) Sun Certification
15 24 (0.30%) Master's Degree
16 21 (0.27%) ISEB
17 20 (0.25%) CISSP
17 20 (0.25%) ITIL Certification
18 19 (0.24%) DV Cleared
19 18 (0.23%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 303 (3.83%) QA
2 183 (2.31%) Data Quality
3 106 (1.34%) GDPR
4 93 (1.17%) SLA
5 49 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 31 (0.39%) Cyber Essentials
6 31 (0.39%) HIPAA
7 22 (0.28%) MiFID
8 12 (0.15%) EMIR
9 10 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 9 (0.11%) HL7
11 8 (0.10%) IFRS
12 7 (0.088%) FATCA
12 7 (0.088%) IFRS 9
12 7 (0.088%) PCI DSS
13 6 (0.076%) WAI
14 5 (0.063%) PMO
15 2 (0.025%) FedRAMP
15 2 (0.025%) ISO 20022
15 2 (0.025%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 546 (6.90%) Active Directory
2 330 (4.17%) Docker
3 295 (3.73%) VMware Infrastructure
4 181 (2.29%) Hyper-V
5 83 (1.05%) VMware ESXi
6 80 (1.01%) XenApp
7 47 (0.59%) Virtual Machines
7 47 (0.59%) vSphere
8 33 (0.42%) Oracle RAC
9 28 (0.35%) BitLocker
9 28 (0.35%) XenDesktop
10 18 (0.23%) VMware Workstation
11 17 (0.21%) HDFS
12 16 (0.20%) NFS
13 15 (0.19%) Apache Flume
13 15 (0.19%) DFS Replication
14 13 (0.16%) Firmware
15 12 (0.15%) Apache ZooKeeper
15 12 (0.15%) Virtual Servers
16 9 (0.11%) Xen
Systems Management
1 199 (2.51%) Opscode Chef
2 190 (2.40%) Ansible
3 182 (2.30%) Puppet
4 166 (2.10%) Kubernetes
5 154 (1.95%) SCCM
6 65 (0.82%) Perfmon
6 65 (0.82%) Terraform
7 63 (0.80%) Kibana
8 51 (0.64%) Failover Clustering
8 51 (0.64%) SCOM
9 48 (0.61%) WSUS
10 47 (0.59%) Nagios
11 38 (0.48%) Microsoft Clustering
11 38 (0.48%) SCOrch
12 33 (0.42%) Salt
13 32 (0.40%) Automic
14 31 (0.39%) Control-M
15 29 (0.37%) logstash
16 28 (0.35%) Prometheus
16 28 (0.35%) vRealize
Vendors
1 2,876 (36.34%) Microsoft
2 1,257 (15.88%) Oracle
3 453 (5.72%) VMware
4 414 (5.23%) Tableau
5 252 (3.18%) Google
6 199 (2.51%) Citrix
7 166 (2.10%) Red Hat
8 163 (2.06%) Cisco
9 140 (1.77%) SAP
10 129 (1.63%) Bloomberg
11 119 (1.50%) IBM
12 110 (1.39%) Facebook
12 110 (1.39%) Sitecore
13 97 (1.23%) HP
14 96 (1.21%) Reuters
15 93 (1.17%) ServiceNow
16 85 (1.07%) Cognos
17 83 (1.05%) Informatica
17 83 (1.05%) Splunk
18 81 (1.02%) NetApp