Period
to 23 November 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 23 November 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
England > London
6 months to
23 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 27 17 15
Rank change year-on-year -10 -2 -1
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 1,752 5,589 8,056
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 8.12% 10.34% 11.99%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 28.46% 36.14% 39.52%
Number of salaries quoted 1,701 5,098 7,297
Median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £38,750 £35,000 £35,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £87,500 £86,900
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% 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 6,157 15,464 20,386
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 28.53% 28.61% 30.34%
Number of salaries quoted 5,258 12,804 16,609
Median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% +4.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £42,500 £37,750 £37,500
90th Percentile £102,500 £100,000 £95,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £51,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +1.94% +3.00%

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 23 November 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 23 November 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 -7 410 £65,000 +5.69% 98
West London +2 89 £55,000 - 15
South London -8 79 £60,000 +4.35% 8
East London -12 19 £45,000 -9.95% 19
North London -8 1 £48,545 +7.88% 2
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 1,013 (57.82%) SQL
2 801 (45.72%) Azure
3 795 (45.38%) .NET
4 714 (40.75%) C#
5 661 (37.73%) Finance
6 660 (37.67%) Microsoft
7 626 (35.73%) Agile Software Development
8 484 (27.63%) DevOps
9 444 (25.34%) JavaScript
10 346 (19.75%) ASP.NET
10 346 (19.75%) Python
11 344 (19.63%) AWS
12 308 (17.58%) AngularJS
13 306 (17.47%) .NET Core
14 305 (17.41%) Windows
15 290 (16.55%) Business Intelligence
16 287 (16.38%) MVC
17 285 (16.27%) Web Services
18 279 (15.92%) CSS
19 278 (15.87%) T-SQL
20 276 (15.75%) TDD
21 268 (15.30%) Oracle
21 268 (15.30%) Data Warehouse
22 267 (15.24%) Microservices
23 266 (15.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
24 260 (14.84%) HTML
25 244 (13.93%) Docker
26 242 (13.81%) Degree
27 236 (13.47%) Scrum
28 232 (13.24%) Java

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
1 116 (6.62%) SharePoint
2 99 (5.65%) Apache
3 85 (4.85%) IIS
4 73 (4.17%) Confluence
5 56 (3.20%) Apache Spark
6 48 (2.74%) MS Exchange
7 34 (1.94%) CMS
8 28 (1.60%) Elasticsearch
9 18 (1.03%) Skype for Business
10 14 (0.80%) Apache Airflow
10 14 (0.80%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 13 (0.74%) Tomcat
11 13 (0.74%) Umbraco
12 12 (0.68%) EPiServer
13 10 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2010
13 10 (0.57%) WebLogic
14 9 (0.51%) Sitecore CMS
15 8 (0.46%) WordPress
16 7 (0.40%) Drupal
16 7 (0.40%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 80 (4.57%) Microsoft Excel
2 26 (1.48%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (0.29%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.11%) Fireworks
5 2 (0.11%) Inkscape
5 2 (0.11%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 77 (4.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (0.86%) Siebel CRM
3 12 (0.68%) Dynamics AX
3 12 (0.68%) Oracle Applications
4 9 (0.51%) iTrent
4 9 (0.51%) Northgate Housing
5 8 (0.46%) Distributed Ledger
5 8 (0.46%) R3 Corda
6 5 (0.29%) Elite 3E
7 3 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
7 3 (0.17%) Sentinel
8 2 (0.11%) Markit EDM
8 2 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
8 2 (0.11%) Temenos T24
9 1 (0.057%) Dynamics GP
9 1 (0.057%) JDE EnterpriseOne
9 1 (0.057%) Raiser's Edge
9 1 (0.057%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 1 (0.057%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 801 (45.72%) Azure
2 344 (19.63%) AWS
3 197 (11.24%) Power Platform
4 122 (6.96%) Serverless
5 105 (5.99%) GCP
6 102 (5.82%) Office 365
7 92 (5.25%) AWS Lambda
8 84 (4.79%) Azure Active Directory
9 79 (4.51%) Apigee
10 72 (4.11%) SaaS
11 70 (4.00%) PaaS
12 69 (3.94%) Amazon ECS
13 63 (3.60%) Azure Data Factory
14 62 (3.54%) IaaS
15 46 (2.63%) GitHub
16 42 (2.40%) Dynamics 365
17 41 (2.34%) Amazon S3
18 29 (1.66%) AWS CloudFormation
19 28 (1.60%) Amazon EC2
20 25 (1.43%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 62 (3.54%) Firewall
2 35 (2.00%) DNS
3 30 (1.71%) Internet
4 27 (1.54%) Skype
4 27 (1.54%) WAN
5 26 (1.48%) SAN
6 21 (1.20%) TCP/IP
7 19 (1.08%) DHCP
8 18 (1.03%) NetScaler
9 17 (0.97%) LAN
10 16 (0.91%) VPN
11 10 (0.57%) VLAN
11 10 (0.57%) Wi-Fi
12 8 (0.46%) Cisco IOS
12 8 (0.46%) iSCSI
12 8 (0.46%) Network Security
13 7 (0.40%) 5G
13 7 (0.40%) VoIP
14 6 (0.34%) Fibre Channel
14 6 (0.34%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 268 (15.30%) Data Warehouse
2 266 (15.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 218 (12.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 183 (10.45%) MySQL
5 176 (10.05%) Power BI
6 168 (9.59%) PostgreSQL
7 147 (8.39%) NoSQL
8 140 (7.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 116 (6.62%) Azure SQL Database
9 116 (6.62%) MongoDB
10 107 (6.11%) Relational Database
11 99 (5.65%) Data Lake
12 78 (4.45%) Tableau
13 73 (4.17%) SQL Server 2012
14 70 (4.00%) Amazon Redshift
15 65 (3.71%) Big Data
16 62 (3.54%) SQL Server 2019
17 56 (3.20%) Redis
18 49 (2.80%) RDBMS
19 48 (2.74%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 212 (12.10%) Git (software)
2 144 (8.22%) Jenkins
3 115 (6.56%) TeamCity
4 103 (5.88%) JIRA
5 91 (5.19%) Team Foundation Server
6 64 (3.65%) Octopus Deploy
7 63 (3.60%) GitLab
8 60 (3.42%) Visual Studio
9 57 (3.25%) Artifactory
10 52 (2.97%) NUnit
11 44 (2.51%) Selenium
11 44 (2.51%) Subversion
12 37 (2.11%) SpecFlow
13 32 (1.83%) Bitbucket
14 29 (1.66%) Visual Studio Team System
15 26 (1.48%) Cypress.io
15 26 (1.48%) IntelliJ
15 26 (1.48%) MSTest
16 25 (1.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 22 (1.26%) PowerBuilder
General
1 661 (37.73%) Finance
2 159 (9.08%) Banking
3 71 (4.05%) Front Office
4 67 (3.82%) Retail
5 59 (3.37%) Back Office
6 50 (2.85%) Games
7 40 (2.28%) Advertising
8 30 (1.71%) Marketing
9 24 (1.37%) Investment Banking
10 20 (1.14%) Financial Institution
10 20 (1.14%) Public Sector
11 17 (0.97%) Law
12 16 (0.91%) Telecoms
13 15 (0.86%) Legal
14 9 (0.51%) Manufacturing
14 9 (0.51%) Publishing
14 9 (0.51%) Social Housing
15 6 (0.34%) Electronics
15 6 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
16 5 (0.29%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 863 (49.26%) Developer
2 334 (19.06%) .NET Developer
3 294 (16.78%) C# Developer
4 191 (10.90%) Analyst
5 186 (10.62%) SQL Developer
6 178 (10.16%) C# .NET Developer
7 146 (8.33%) Senior Developer
8 134 (7.65%) Architect
9 99 (5.65%) Full Stack Developer
10 96 (5.48%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 84 (4.79%) Azure Developer
12 76 (4.34%) DevOps Engineer
13 72 (4.11%) Azure Engineer
14 68 (3.88%) Data Engineer
15 65 (3.71%) Java Developer
15 65 (3.71%) Solutions Architect
16 63 (3.60%) Data Architect
17 61 (3.48%) DBA
18 58 (3.31%) Software Engineer
19 57 (3.25%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 795 (45.38%) .NET
2 346 (19.75%) ASP.NET
3 308 (17.58%) AngularJS
4 306 (17.47%) .NET Core
5 285 (16.27%) Web Services
6 279 (15.92%) CSS
7 260 (14.84%) HTML
8 216 (12.33%) ASP.NET Web API
9 209 (11.93%) .NET Framework
10 205 (11.70%) React
11 180 (10.27%) REST
12 155 (8.85%) ASP.NET MVC
13 141 (8.05%) XML
14 140 (7.99%) HTML5
15 121 (6.91%) Entity Framework
16 114 (6.51%) JSON
17 108 (6.16%) jQuery
18 100 (5.71%) Node.js
19 99 (5.65%) ASP.NET Core
20 95 (5.42%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 203 (11.59%) Analytical Skills
2 164 (9.36%) Greenfield Project
3 129 (7.36%) Hedge funds
4 49 (2.80%) Management Information System
5 42 (2.40%) Replication
6 38 (2.17%) Self-Motivation
7 35 (2.00%) Algorithms
8 34 (1.94%) Clustering
9 33 (1.88%) Enterprise Software
10 32 (1.83%) Fixed Income
11 30 (1.71%) Cloud Native
11 30 (1.71%) Private Cloud
12 29 (1.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 27 (1.54%) Data Centre
14 25 (1.43%) Data Structures
14 25 (1.43%) N-Tier
14 25 (1.43%) Reinsurance
15 23 (1.31%) Public Cloud
16 22 (1.26%) User Experience
17 21 (1.20%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 305 (17.41%) Windows
2 159 (9.08%) Windows Server
3 132 (7.53%) Linux
4 71 (4.05%) Unix
5 33 (1.88%) Windows 10
6 31 (1.77%) Windows Server 2012
7 26 (1.48%) Windows Server 2016
8 25 (1.43%) Windows Server 2008
9 19 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 12 (0.68%) Android
11 11 (0.63%) VMS
12 10 (0.57%) Windows 7
13 9 (0.51%) CentOS
14 8 (0.46%) Apple iOS
15 7 (0.40%) Oracle Linux
15 7 (0.40%) Windows Server 2019
16 4 (0.23%) Solaris
16 4 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
17 3 (0.17%) AIX
17 3 (0.17%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 626 (35.73%) Agile Software Development
2 484 (27.63%) DevOps
3 290 (16.55%) Business Intelligence
4 287 (16.38%) MVC
5 276 (15.75%) TDD
6 267 (15.24%) Microservices
7 236 (13.47%) Scrum
8 207 (11.82%) Analytics
9 200 (11.42%) ETL
10 185 (10.56%) Continuous Integration
11 182 (10.39%) Problem-Solving
12 168 (9.59%) Test Automation
13 161 (9.19%) Fintech
14 159 (9.08%) Software Engineering
15 146 (8.33%) OO
16 145 (8.28%) Computer Science
17 142 (8.11%) Data Modelling
18 131 (7.48%) BDD
19 128 (7.31%) Mentoring
20 117 (6.68%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 1,013 (57.82%) SQL
2 714 (40.75%) C#
3 444 (25.34%) JavaScript
4 346 (19.75%) Python
5 278 (15.87%) T-SQL
6 232 (13.24%) Java
7 195 (11.13%) PowerShell
8 73 (4.17%) TypeScript
9 72 (4.11%) VB.NET
10 49 (2.80%) R
11 41 (2.34%) C++
12 31 (1.77%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 30 (1.71%) PL/SQL
14 29 (1.66%) Bash Shell
14 29 (1.66%) VB
15 27 (1.54%) Ruby
16 22 (1.26%) F#
17 19 (1.08%) C
17 19 (1.08%) PHP
17 19 (1.08%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 242 (13.81%) Degree
2 82 (4.68%) Computer Science Degree
3 47 (2.68%) Sun Certification
4 38 (2.17%) Microsoft Certification
5 25 (1.43%) SC Cleared
5 25 (1.43%) Security Cleared
6 21 (1.20%) Master's Degree
7 18 (1.03%) PhD
8 17 (0.97%) MCP
8 17 (0.97%) MCSE
9 14 (0.80%) Cisco Certification
10 12 (0.68%) CCNA
11 11 (0.63%) AWS Certification
11 11 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
11 11 (0.63%) Numerate Degree
12 9 (0.51%) MCSA
13 7 (0.40%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 4 (0.23%) MCTS
14 4 (0.23%) Postgraduate
15 3 (0.17%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (4.79%) QA
2 46 (2.63%) Data Quality
3 34 (1.94%) SLA
4 25 (1.43%) NIST
5 18 (1.03%) GDPR
6 6 (0.34%) MiFID
6 6 (0.34%) PSD2
7 4 (0.23%) IFRS
8 3 (0.17%) EMIR
9 2 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 2 (0.11%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.11%) UCITS
10 1 (0.057%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.057%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 1 (0.057%) GAAP
10 1 (0.057%) WCAG
System Software
1 244 (13.93%) Docker
2 180 (10.27%) Active Directory
3 60 (3.42%) VMware Infrastructure
4 23 (1.31%) Hyper-V
5 16 (0.91%) vSphere
6 14 (0.80%) VMware ESXi
7 9 (0.51%) HDFS
7 9 (0.51%) XenApp
8 8 (0.46%) Virtual Machines
9 6 (0.34%) Oracle RAC
10 4 (0.23%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 4 (0.23%) Virtual Desktop
11 3 (0.17%) XenDesktop
12 2 (0.11%) VMware Workstation
13 1 (0.057%) Cronacle
13 1 (0.057%) Virtual Servers
13 1 (0.057%) Xen
Systems Management
1 222 (12.67%) Kubernetes
2 92 (5.25%) Terraform
3 81 (4.62%) Ansible
4 55 (3.14%) Puppet
5 54 (3.08%) Opscode Chef
6 25 (1.43%) SCCM
7 23 (1.31%) Microsoft Intune
8 20 (1.14%) Microsoft Clustering
9 9 (0.51%) ZABBIX
10 8 (0.46%) Grafana
10 8 (0.46%) HP Data Protector
10 8 (0.46%) Istio
10 8 (0.46%) Packer
11 7 (0.40%) Hadoop YARN
11 7 (0.40%) Nagios
12 6 (0.34%) Control-M
13 5 (0.29%) Opsgenie
13 5 (0.29%) Oracle RMAN
13 5 (0.29%) Prometheus
13 5 (0.29%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 660 (37.67%) Microsoft
2 268 (15.30%) Oracle
3 120 (6.85%) VMware
4 119 (6.79%) Google
5 61 (3.48%) Databricks
6 40 (2.28%) Cisco
6 40 (2.28%) Sybase
7 22 (1.26%) Citrix
8 21 (1.20%) Atlassian
9 20 (1.14%) Nintex
10 19 (1.08%) Salesforce.com
11 18 (1.03%) IBM
12 17 (0.97%) HP
12 17 (0.97%) Red Hat
13 16 (0.91%) Siebel
14 14 (0.80%) Informatica
14 14 (0.80%) SolarWinds
15 12 (0.68%) RedGate
15 12 (0.68%) Sophos
16 11 (0.63%) SAP