Period
to 15 October 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 15 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
England > London
6 months to
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 14 14 14
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 -3
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 8,212 8,850 9,242
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 12.08% 11.97% 12.04%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 39.21% 40.51% 41.03%
Number of salaries quoted 7,049 7,553 8,330
London median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% -
10th Percentile £34,950 £34,625 £32,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £77,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 20,946 21,844 22,527
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 30.82% 29.55% 29.34%
Number of salaries quoted 16,691 17,484 19,567
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 £93,750 £90,000 £87,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +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 15 October 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 15 October 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 -3 1,867 £59,250 +7.73% 310
West London +1 432 £50,000 +5.26% 179
South London 0 266 £50,000 +5.26% 35
East London -10 110 £52,500 +5.00% 50
North London -12 35 £45,000 +6.51% 15
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 15 October 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 4,597 (55.98%) SQL
2 4,253 (51.79%) C#
3 4,048 (49.29%) .NET
4 3,194 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
5 3,044 (37.07%) Microsoft
6 2,976 (36.24%) Finance
7 2,324 (28.30%) ASP.NET
8 2,315 (28.19%) JavaScript
9 2,231 (27.17%) MVC
10 1,973 (24.03%) Microsoft Azure
11 1,726 (21.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 1,676 (20.41%) HTML
13 1,663 (20.25%) T-SQL
14 1,575 (19.18%) Business Intelligence
15 1,567 (19.08%) ASP.NET Web API
16 1,524 (18.56%) TDD
17 1,522 (18.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 1,522 (18.53%) ASP.NET MVC
18 1,518 (18.49%) Windows
19 1,488 (18.12%) AngularJS
20 1,430 (17.41%) CSS
21 1,244 (15.15%) Oracle
22 1,213 (14.77%) Data Warehouse
23 1,175 (14.31%) Degree
24 1,174 (14.30%) SQL Server 2016
25 1,173 (14.28%) Problem-Solving
26 1,172 (14.27%) Scrum
27 1,165 (14.19%) .NET Framework
28 1,030 (12.54%) Continuous Integration
29 1,017 (12.38%) Web 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
1 510 (6.21%) SharePoint
2 425 (5.18%) IIS
3 339 (4.13%) Elasticsearch
4 272 (3.31%) CMS
5 211 (2.57%) MS Exchange
6 206 (2.51%) Apache
7 165 (2.01%) Tomcat
8 121 (1.47%) EPiServer
9 116 (1.41%) Sitecore CMS
10 107 (1.30%) WebSphere
11 100 (1.22%) Confluence
12 92 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2010
13 90 (1.10%) Umbraco
14 89 (1.08%) Apache Spark
15 85 (1.04%) SAS
16 58 (0.71%) Skype for Business
17 57 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2013
18 56 (0.68%) NServiceBus
19 55 (0.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
20 51 (0.62%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 531 (6.47%) Microsoft Excel
2 226 (2.75%) Microsoft Office
3 50 (0.61%) Spreadsheet
4 42 (0.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 36 (0.44%) MS Visio
6 11 (0.13%) InfoPath
7 10 (0.12%) AutoCAD
8 4 (0.049%) Microsoft Project
8 4 (0.049%) ProjectWise
9 3 (0.037%) MicroStation
9 3 (0.037%) Mingle
9 3 (0.037%) Photoshop
9 3 (0.037%) Revit
9 3 (0.037%) Stata
10 2 (0.024%) Adobe Illustrator
10 2 (0.024%) SPSS
11 1 (0.012%) Acrobat
11 1 (0.012%) Adobe Premiere
11 1 (0.012%) FreeHand
11 1 (0.012%) Maya
Business Applications
1 261 (3.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 78 (0.95%) thinkFolio
3 73 (0.89%) Dynamics AX
4 65 (0.79%) Markit EDM
5 51 (0.62%) Eloqua
6 50 (0.61%) Dynamics NAV
7 25 (0.30%) Front Arena
8 21 (0.26%) Cognos TM1
9 20 (0.24%) Payment Gateway
10 19 (0.23%) Magento
11 18 (0.22%) Cognos Business Intelligence
12 17 (0.21%) Concordance
12 17 (0.21%) Relativity
13 12 (0.15%) Adobe Campaign
13 12 (0.15%) SunGard GMI
14 11 (0.13%) JDE EnterpriseOne
15 10 (0.12%) Elite 3E
15 10 (0.12%) Infor SunSystems
15 10 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
15 10 (0.12%) ReMetrica
Cloud Services
1 1,973 (24.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 1,000 (12.18%) Amazon AWS
3 240 (2.92%) Office 365
4 227 (2.76%) SaaS
5 167 (2.03%) PaaS
6 119 (1.45%) Azure Data Factory
7 110 (1.34%) IaaS
8 101 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
9 99 (1.21%) Google Cloud Platform
10 81 (0.99%) GitHub
11 73 (0.89%) npm
12 72 (0.88%) Amazon EC2
13 67 (0.82%) Dynamics 365
14 60 (0.73%) Azure Active Directory
15 38 (0.46%) Serverless
16 34 (0.41%) Amazon S3
16 34 (0.41%) NuGet
17 33 (0.40%) AWS CloudFormation
18 32 (0.39%) Data Lake Analytics
19 30 (0.37%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 273 (3.32%) Firewall
2 242 (2.95%) Internet
3 233 (2.84%) SAN
4 230 (2.80%) DNS
5 161 (1.96%) TCP/IP
6 129 (1.57%) DHCP
7 124 (1.51%) HTTP
8 116 (1.41%) VPN
9 86 (1.05%) LAN
9 86 (1.05%) NAS
10 71 (0.86%) WAN
11 62 (0.75%) VLAN
12 60 (0.73%) Network Security
13 57 (0.69%) Intranet
14 56 (0.68%) SSL
15 51 (0.62%) Skype
16 33 (0.40%) Wi-Fi
17 32 (0.39%) FTP
18 28 (0.34%) Cisco ASA
18 28 (0.34%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,726 (21.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1,522 (18.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1,213 (14.77%) Data Warehouse
4 1,174 (14.30%) SQL Server 2016
5 966 (11.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 802 (9.77%) NoSQL
7 700 (8.52%) SQL Server 2008
8 699 (8.51%) SQL Server 2012
9 649 (7.90%) Power BI
10 632 (7.70%) Relational Database
11 535 (6.51%) MySQL
12 408 (4.97%) Big Data
13 399 (4.86%) MongoDB
14 393 (4.79%) SQL Server 2014
15 309 (3.76%) Oracle Database
16 308 (3.75%) PostgreSQL
17 231 (2.81%) Azure SQL Database
17 231 (2.81%) Hadoop
18 218 (2.65%) RDBMS
19 200 (2.44%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 993 (12.09%) Git (software)
2 742 (9.04%) Team Foundation Server
3 660 (8.04%) Visual Studio
4 405 (4.93%) TeamCity
5 316 (3.85%) Jenkins
6 302 (3.68%) Octopus Deploy
7 267 (3.25%) JIRA
8 245 (2.98%) NUnit
9 240 (2.92%) Visual Studio Team System
10 225 (2.74%) Selenium
11 196 (2.39%) Subversion
12 117 (1.42%) Bitbucket
13 101 (1.23%) SpecFlow
14 98 (1.19%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 82 (1.00%) Maven
16 79 (0.96%) JUnit
17 72 (0.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 71 (0.86%) Cucumber
19 64 (0.78%) gulp
20 59 (0.72%) Mocha
General
1 2,976 (36.24%) Finance
2 901 (10.97%) Banking
3 386 (4.70%) Advertising
4 364 (4.43%) Marketing
5 355 (4.32%) Games
6 335 (4.08%) Front Office
7 334 (4.07%) Retail
8 303 (3.69%) Investment Banking
9 174 (2.12%) Legal
10 123 (1.50%) Law
11 112 (1.36%) Back Office
12 85 (1.04%) Telecoms
13 67 (0.82%) Financial Institution
14 62 (0.75%) French Language
15 58 (0.71%) Publishing
16 53 (0.65%) German Language
17 46 (0.56%) Italian Language
18 34 (0.41%) Music Industry
19 31 (0.38%) Manufacturing
20 25 (0.30%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 4,679 (56.98%) Developer
2 2,199 (26.78%) .NET Developer
3 1,786 (21.75%) C# Developer
4 1,152 (14.03%) C# .NET Developer
5 963 (11.73%) SQL Developer
6 850 (10.35%) Analyst
7 698 (8.50%) Senior Developer
8 529 (6.44%) ASP.NET Developer
9 516 (6.28%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 493 (6.00%) Architect
11 487 (5.93%) DBA
12 469 (5.71%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 387 (4.71%) SQL DBA
14 361 (4.40%) SQL Server Developer
15 331 (4.03%) Applications Support
16 320 (3.90%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
17 303 (3.69%) Junior
18 301 (3.67%) Senior .NET Developer
19 299 (3.64%) Software Developer
20 297 (3.62%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4,048 (49.29%) .NET
2 2,324 (28.30%) ASP.NET
3 1,676 (20.41%) HTML
4 1,567 (19.08%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1,522 (18.53%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1,488 (18.12%) AngularJS
7 1,430 (17.41%) CSS
8 1,165 (14.19%) .NET Framework
9 1,017 (12.38%) Web Services
10 862 (10.50%) RESTful
11 842 (10.25%) WCF
12 810 (9.86%) Entity Framework
13 805 (9.80%) jQuery
14 605 (7.37%) HTML5
15 597 (7.27%) WPF
16 585 (7.12%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 562 (6.84%) ASP.NET MVC 5
17 562 (6.84%) XML
18 559 (6.81%) .NET Core
19 485 (5.91%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 714 (8.69%) Greenfield Project
2 700 (8.52%) Analytical Skills
3 662 (8.06%) Computer Science
4 443 (5.39%) Fintech
5 318 (3.87%) Hedge funds
6 286 (3.48%) User Experience
7 243 (2.96%) Equities
8 242 (2.95%) Enterprise Software
9 239 (2.91%) Clustering
10 221 (2.69%) Management Information System
11 214 (2.61%) Derivative
12 197 (2.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 196 (2.39%) Fixed Income
14 184 (2.24%) Data Structures
15 181 (2.20%) Replication
16 159 (1.94%) Algorithms
17 152 (1.85%) Self-Motivation
18 151 (1.84%) Tandem
19 127 (1.55%) N-Tier
20 110 (1.34%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1,518 (18.49%) Windows
2 682 (8.30%) Windows Server
3 664 (8.09%) Linux
4 290 (3.53%) Unix
5 233 (2.84%) Windows Server 2012
6 223 (2.72%) Windows Server 2008
7 197 (2.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 127 (1.55%) Android
9 105 (1.28%) Windows 10
10 90 (1.10%) Solaris
11 83 (1.01%) Windows 7
12 77 (0.94%) CentOS
13 64 (0.78%) Apple iOS
14 54 (0.66%) AIX
14 54 (0.66%) Windows Server 2003
15 51 (0.62%) Ubuntu
16 40 (0.49%) HPUX
17 29 (0.35%) Mac OS
17 29 (0.35%) Mac OS X
17 29 (0.35%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,194 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
2 2,231 (27.17%) MVC
3 1,575 (19.18%) Business Intelligence
4 1,524 (18.56%) TDD
5 1,173 (14.28%) Problem-Solving
6 1,172 (14.27%) Scrum
7 1,030 (12.54%) Continuous Integration
8 973 (11.85%) ETL
9 929 (11.31%) Web Application Development
10 847 (10.31%) BDD
11 738 (8.99%) Analytics
12 717 (8.73%) OO
13 656 (7.99%) DevOps
14 605 (7.37%) Test Automation
15 600 (7.31%) Microservices
16 569 (6.93%) Software Engineering
17 558 (6.79%) Asset Management
18 540 (6.58%) SDLC
19 537 (6.54%) Web Development
20 512 (6.23%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 4,597 (55.98%) SQL
2 4,253 (51.79%) C#
3 2,315 (28.19%) JavaScript
4 1,663 (20.25%) T-SQL
5 984 (11.98%) Java
6 843 (10.27%) PowerShell
7 725 (8.83%) Python
8 373 (4.54%) Ruby
9 287 (3.49%) VBA
10 235 (2.86%) Perl
11 233 (2.84%) C++
11 233 (2.84%) VB.NET
12 208 (2.53%) VB
13 199 (2.42%) PL/SQL
14 187 (2.28%) Bash Shell
15 182 (2.22%) PHP
16 142 (1.73%) R
17 138 (1.68%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
18 101 (1.23%) VBScript
19 100 (1.22%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1,175 (14.31%) Degree
2 306 (3.73%) Computer Science Degree
3 231 (2.81%) Microsoft Certification
4 142 (1.73%) MCSE
5 99 (1.21%) Security Cleared
6 73 (0.89%) SAFe Agilist
7 71 (0.86%) MCSA
8 61 (0.74%) SC Cleared
9 51 (0.62%) Numerate Degree
10 41 (0.50%) ITIL Certification
11 40 (0.49%) ISEB
12 39 (0.47%) Cisco Certification
13 37 (0.45%) CCNA
14 32 (0.39%) CISSP
14 32 (0.39%) MCITP
15 26 (0.32%) DV Cleared
16 25 (0.30%) MCP
17 24 (0.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 23 (0.28%) Master's Degree
18 23 (0.28%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 337 (4.10%) QA
2 189 (2.30%) Data Quality
3 101 (1.23%) SLA
4 67 (0.82%) GDPR
5 24 (0.29%) MiFID
6 23 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 16 (0.19%) PCI DSS
8 13 (0.16%) EMIR
9 11 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 10 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials
11 8 (0.097%) FATCA
11 8 (0.097%) HIPAA
12 6 (0.073%) PMO
12 6 (0.073%) WAI
13 3 (0.037%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 3 (0.037%) DICOM
13 3 (0.037%) Government Security Classifications
13 3 (0.037%) HL7
13 3 (0.037%) ISO 9001
13 3 (0.037%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 546 (6.65%) Active Directory
2 301 (3.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 276 (3.36%) Docker
4 185 (2.25%) Hyper-V
5 82 (1.00%) XenApp
6 79 (0.96%) VMware ESXi
7 67 (0.82%) vSphere
8 50 (0.61%) Oracle RAC
9 39 (0.47%) XenDesktop
10 33 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
11 28 (0.34%) HDFS
12 19 (0.23%) BitLocker
13 15 (0.18%) VMware Workstation
14 14 (0.17%) DFS Replication
14 14 (0.17%) NFS
15 13 (0.16%) Firmware
16 12 (0.15%) Apache Flume
17 11 (0.13%) Microsoft App-V
17 11 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
18 10 (0.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 191 (2.33%) Opscode Chef
2 190 (2.31%) Puppet
3 171 (2.08%) Ansible
4 133 (1.62%) SCCM
5 124 (1.51%) Kubernetes
6 78 (0.95%) Kibana
7 67 (0.82%) Perfmon
8 66 (0.80%) Terraform
9 56 (0.68%) Failover Clustering
10 53 (0.65%) Microsoft Clustering
11 45 (0.55%) Nagios
11 45 (0.55%) SCOM
12 43 (0.52%) Automic
13 42 (0.51%) Salt
14 39 (0.47%) logstash
14 39 (0.47%) WSUS
15 28 (0.34%) SCOrch
16 26 (0.32%) Control-M
16 26 (0.32%) Grafana
17 22 (0.27%) vRealize
Vendors
1 3,044 (37.07%) Microsoft
2 1,244 (15.15%) Oracle
3 473 (5.76%) VMware
4 410 (4.99%) Tableau
5 249 (3.03%) Google
6 221 (2.69%) Citrix
7 197 (2.40%) Red Hat
8 163 (1.98%) Cisco
9 144 (1.75%) IBM
10 142 (1.73%) Bloomberg
11 141 (1.72%) SAP
12 138 (1.68%) Sitecore
13 113 (1.38%) Reuters
14 110 (1.34%) Facebook
15 105 (1.28%) HP
16 102 (1.24%) Cognos
17 100 (1.22%) ServiceNow
18 99 (1.21%) Informatica
19 83 (1.01%) NetApp
20 80 (0.97%) Nintex