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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 29 June 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
England > London
6 months to
29 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 63 49 18
Rank change year-on-year -14 -31 0
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 4,341 2,643 3,343
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 5.74% 6.43% 10.08%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 18.09% 20.58% 36.13%
Number of salaries quoted 2,591 2,190 2,783
10th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £37,500
25th Percentile £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.00% - +4.17%
75th Percentile £85,000 £81,438 £83,750
90th Percentile £103,750 £97,500 £101,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%

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 24,000 12,845 9,252
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 31.71% 31.24% 27.91%
Number of salaries quoted 9,241 8,075 7,540
10th Percentile £45,000 £43,750 £41,250
25th Percentile £53,750 £52,500 £50,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
Median % change year-on-year - +3.70% +3.85%
75th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
90th Percentile £110,000 £102,500 £102,500
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% 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 29 June 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 29 June 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 +5 727 £70,000 +7.69% 162
West London -39 117 £55,000 -8.33% 36
South London -26 110 £55,000 +4.76% 11
East London -35 39 £60,000 +23.08% 36
North London -21 19 £52,500 -4.55%
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 2,542 (58.56%) SQL
2 2,307 (53.14%) Azure
3 2,041 (47.02%) .NET
4 1,968 (45.34%) Agile
5 1,932 (44.51%) C#
6 1,871 (43.10%) Microsoft
7 1,497 (34.49%) Finance
8 1,141 (26.28%) DevOps
9 1,133 (26.10%) Social Skills
10 1,118 (25.75%) JavaScript
11 1,010 (23.27%) Python
12 1,002 (23.08%) CI/CD
13 948 (21.84%) AWS
14 879 (20.25%) Git (software)
15 867 (19.97%) ASP.NET
16 801 (18.45%) .NET Core
17 794 (18.29%) Business Intelligence
18 752 (17.32%) Windows
19 724 (16.68%) Oracle
20 720 (16.59%) Degree
21 719 (16.56%) Java
22 712 (16.40%) T-SQL
23 711 (16.38%) Problem-Solving
24 691 (15.92%) HTML
25 686 (15.80%) MVC
26 677 (15.60%) Power Platform
27 667 (15.37%) MySQL
27 667 (15.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
28 663 (15.27%) PowerShell
29 662 (15.25%) CSS

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
1 248 (5.71%) IIS
2 217 (5.00%) Apache Spark
3 181 (4.17%) SharePoint
4 137 (3.16%) Confluence
5 81 (1.87%) Tomcat
6 67 (1.54%) Apache
7 53 (1.22%) MS Exchange
8 49 (1.13%) CMS
8 49 (1.13%) Umbraco
9 41 (0.94%) JBoss
10 36 (0.83%) Jetty
10 36 (0.83%) nginx
11 34 (0.78%) Apache Airflow
12 28 (0.65%) Oracle Workflow
13 23 (0.53%) OpenStack
14 21 (0.48%) Sitecore CMS
15 16 (0.37%) Apache Pig
16 15 (0.35%) SharePoint 2013
17 13 (0.30%) SAS
18 12 (0.28%) Apache Synapse
Applications
1 236 (5.44%) Microsoft Excel
2 105 (2.42%) Microsoft Office
3 34 (0.78%) MS Visio
4 18 (0.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 16 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
6 11 (0.25%) AutoCAD
7 9 (0.21%) Chatbot
8 7 (0.16%) SPSS
9 5 (0.12%) Microsoft Project
9 5 (0.12%) Photoshop
10 2 (0.046%) MicroStation
11 1 (0.023%) SPSS Modeler
Business Applications
1 146 (3.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 25 (0.58%) Temenos T24
3 12 (0.28%) NetSuite
4 8 (0.18%) Dynamics GP
4 8 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
4 8 (0.18%) Loan IQ
5 7 (0.16%) MetaTrader
5 7 (0.16%) SAP PA-EC
6 6 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
6 6 (0.14%) Fidessa
6 6 (0.14%) Markit EDM
6 6 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
7 5 (0.12%) IBM Planning Analytics
7 5 (0.12%) SimCorp Dimension
8 4 (0.092%) BambooHR
8 4 (0.092%) Oracle TCA
9 3 (0.069%) Elite 3E
9 3 (0.069%) HiPortfolio
10 2 (0.046%) Oracle EBS R12
10 2 (0.046%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 2,307 (53.14%) Azure
2 948 (21.84%) AWS
3 677 (15.60%) Power Platform
4 634 (14.60%) Azure DevOps
5 341 (7.86%) Serverless
6 320 (7.37%) GCP
7 250 (5.76%) PaaS
8 246 (5.67%) SaaS
9 241 (5.55%) Microsoft 365
10 237 (5.46%) Azure Data Factory
11 184 (4.24%) Azure Service Bus
11 184 (4.24%) OpenShift
12 181 (4.17%) Dynamics 365
13 173 (3.99%) AWS Lambda
14 166 (3.82%) IaaS
15 127 (2.93%) Azure Cosmos DB
16 126 (2.90%) Cloud Functions
17 99 (2.28%) Azure Monitor
18 97 (2.23%) Azure Synapse Analytics
19 94 (2.17%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 156 (3.59%) Internet
2 138 (3.18%) Firewall
3 115 (2.65%) DNS
4 67 (1.54%) HTTP
5 64 (1.47%) DHCP
6 60 (1.38%) VPN
7 45 (1.04%) WAN
8 42 (0.97%) SAN
9 37 (0.85%) TCP/IP
10 32 (0.74%) SD-WAN
11 30 (0.69%) SSL
12 28 (0.65%) MQTT
12 28 (0.65%) Network Security
13 20 (0.46%) NAS
13 20 (0.46%) Wireless
14 18 (0.41%) WebEx
15 16 (0.37%) Intranet
15 16 (0.37%) LAN
15 16 (0.37%) RIP
15 16 (0.37%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 667 (15.37%) MySQL
1 667 (15.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 650 (14.97%) Relational Database
3 617 (14.21%) PostgreSQL
4 590 (13.59%) Data Warehouse
5 562 (12.95%) Power BI
6 529 (12.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 488 (11.24%) NoSQL
8 436 (10.04%) MongoDB
9 310 (7.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 274 (6.31%) Big Data
11 252 (5.81%) Data Lake
12 234 (5.39%) Tableau
13 217 (5.00%) Azure SQL Database
14 197 (4.54%) RDBMS
15 183 (4.22%) Apache Cassandra
16 167 (3.85%) Redis
17 152 (3.50%) Elasticsearch
18 127 (2.93%) Flink
19 113 (2.60%) DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 879 (20.25%) Git (software)
2 389 (8.96%) JIRA
3 260 (5.99%) Jenkins
4 255 (5.87%) Visual Studio
5 233 (5.37%) Maven
6 220 (5.07%) NUnit
7 204 (4.70%) Team Foundation Server
8 183 (4.22%) Octopus Deploy
9 163 (3.75%) Selenium
10 162 (3.73%) Gradle
11 149 (3.43%) GitLab
12 148 (3.41%) TeamCity
13 145 (3.34%) Subversion
14 133 (3.06%) Ant
15 123 (2.83%) Moq
16 118 (2.72%) SpecFlow
17 106 (2.44%) JUnit
18 105 (2.42%) Bitbucket
19 96 (2.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
20 94 (2.17%) Cucumber
General
1 1,497 (34.49%) Finance
2 1,133 (26.10%) Social Skills
3 520 (11.98%) Analytical Skills
4 248 (5.71%) Banking
5 243 (5.60%) Retail
6 197 (4.54%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 178 (4.10%) Games
8 162 (3.73%) Marketing
9 161 (3.71%) Manufacturing
10 101 (2.33%) Advertising
11 100 (2.30%) Public Sector
12 85 (1.96%) Publishing
13 75 (1.73%) Financial Institution
14 68 (1.57%) Back Office
15 65 (1.50%) Law
16 64 (1.47%) Front Office
17 63 (1.45%) Presentation Skills
18 61 (1.41%) Legal
19 58 (1.34%) Documentation Skills
20 56 (1.29%) Esports
Job Titles
1 1,818 (41.88%) Developer
2 514 (11.84%) .NET Developer
3 470 (10.83%) Analyst
4 452 (10.41%) Senior Developer
5 325 (7.49%) C# Developer
6 316 (7.28%) Data Engineer
7 314 (7.23%) Software Engineer
8 258 (5.94%) SQL Developer
9 255 (5.87%) Software Developer
10 254 (5.85%) Full Stack Developer
11 214 (4.93%) C# .NET Developer
12 188 (4.33%) Architect
13 187 (4.31%) DBA
14 174 (4.01%) Applications Support
15 148 (3.41%) Java Engineer
16 147 (3.39%) Lead Developer
17 145 (3.34%) Senior .NET Developer
18 130 (2.99%) Business Intelligence Developer
19 129 (2.97%) Senior Java Engineer
20 115 (2.65%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,041 (47.02%) .NET
2 867 (19.97%) ASP.NET
3 801 (18.45%) .NET Core
4 691 (15.92%) HTML
5 662 (15.25%) CSS
6 605 (13.94%) React
7 588 (13.55%) .NET Framework
8 535 (12.32%) AngularJS
9 500 (11.52%) REST
10 403 (9.28%) RESTful
11 390 (8.98%) Entity Framework
12 379 (8.73%) ASP.NET Web API
13 299 (6.89%) Web Services
14 289 (6.66%) Kafka
15 264 (6.08%) jQuery
16 261 (6.01%) XML
17 254 (5.85%) Node.js
18 241 (5.55%) JSON
19 228 (5.25%) ASP.NET MVC
20 175 (4.03%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 232 (5.34%) Algorithms
2 201 (4.63%) Self-Motivation
3 193 (4.45%) Enterprise Software
4 186 (4.28%) User Experience
5 172 (3.96%) Data Structures
6 151 (3.48%) Greenfield Project
7 144 (3.32%) Life Science
8 137 (3.16%) Linux Command Line
9 135 (3.11%) Cloud Native
10 106 (2.44%) Replication
11 103 (2.37%) Mobile App
12 96 (2.21%) Management Information System
13 87 (2.00%) Sports Betting
14 85 (1.96%) Fixed Income
15 80 (1.84%) Equities
16 72 (1.66%) Public Cloud
17 65 (1.50%) Hedge funds
18 64 (1.47%) Virtual Team
19 56 (1.29%) Online Games
20 54 (1.24%) PropTech
Operating Systems
1 752 (17.32%) Windows
2 339 (7.81%) Linux
3 308 (7.10%) Windows Server
4 273 (6.29%) Unix
5 90 (2.07%) Android
5 90 (2.07%) Apple iOS
6 45 (1.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 44 (1.01%) Windows 10
8 38 (0.88%) Windows Server 2016
9 32 (0.74%) CentOS
10 24 (0.55%) Windows Server 2019
11 20 (0.46%) Windows Server 2012
12 15 (0.35%) VMS
13 10 (0.23%) Mac OS X
14 7 (0.16%) Solaris
15 6 (0.14%) Windows Server 2008
16 5 (0.12%) Mac OS
16 5 (0.12%) Ubuntu
17 4 (0.092%) Debian
18 2 (0.046%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,968 (45.34%) Agile
2 1,141 (26.28%) DevOps
3 1,002 (23.08%) CI/CD
4 794 (18.29%) Business Intelligence
5 711 (16.38%) Problem-Solving
6 686 (15.80%) MVC
7 583 (13.43%) Microservices
8 581 (13.38%) Software Engineering
9 549 (12.65%) Scrum
10 541 (12.46%) ETL
10 541 (12.46%) TDD
11 536 (12.35%) Analytics
12 531 (12.23%) Full Stack Development
13 529 (12.19%) Test Automation
14 504 (11.61%) Mentoring
15 491 (11.31%) Computer Science
16 397 (9.15%) Data Modelling
17 368 (8.48%) Continuous Integration
18 357 (8.22%) OO
18 357 (8.22%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 2,542 (58.56%) SQL
2 1,932 (44.51%) C#
3 1,118 (25.75%) JavaScript
4 1,010 (23.27%) Python
5 719 (16.56%) Java
6 712 (16.40%) T-SQL
7 663 (15.27%) PowerShell
8 322 (7.42%) TypeScript
9 231 (5.32%) Shell Script
10 173 (3.99%) PHP
11 171 (3.94%) Perl
12 161 (3.71%) Ruby
13 142 (3.27%) Bash
14 115 (2.65%) Scala
15 90 (2.07%) C++
16 85 (1.96%) Go
17 83 (1.91%) VBA
18 69 (1.59%) PL/SQL
19 59 (1.36%) Kotlin
19 59 (1.36%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 720 (16.59%) Degree
2 265 (6.10%) Computer Science Degree
3 142 (3.27%) Microsoft Certification
4 80 (1.84%) Master's Degree
5 49 (1.13%) Security Cleared
6 37 (0.85%) MCSE
7 35 (0.81%) SC Cleared
8 33 (0.76%) TOGAF Certification
9 22 (0.51%) DBS Check
10 18 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
11 16 (0.37%) Cisco Certification
11 16 (0.37%) MCSA
12 14 (0.32%) CCNA
12 14 (0.32%) HND
13 11 (0.25%) CISSP
13 11 (0.25%) HNC
14 10 (0.23%) ISEB
15 9 (0.21%) HP APS
15 9 (0.21%) ISTQB
15 9 (0.21%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 346 (7.97%) QA
2 140 (3.23%) Data Quality
3 76 (1.75%) GDPR
4 60 (1.38%) SLA
5 25 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 24 (0.55%) Accessibility
7 22 (0.51%) FATCA
8 9 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials
8 9 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 7 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 4 (0.092%) EMIR
11 3 (0.069%) HIPAA
11 3 (0.069%) PCI DSS
12 2 (0.046%) IFRS
12 2 (0.046%) IFRS 17
12 2 (0.046%) MiFID
12 2 (0.046%) WCAG
13 1 (0.023%) Dodd-Frank
13 1 (0.023%) PMO
13 1 (0.023%) Solvency II
System Software
1 627 (14.44%) Docker
2 324 (7.46%) Active Directory
3 122 (2.81%) VMware Infrastructure
4 40 (0.92%) Virtual Servers
5 38 (0.88%) Virtual Machines
6 35 (0.81%) Hyper-V
7 31 (0.71%) VMware ESXi
8 29 (0.67%) vSphere
9 24 (0.55%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 13 (0.30%) BitLocker
11 12 (0.28%) Apache Flume
12 10 (0.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 10 (0.23%) Virtual Desktop
13 7 (0.16%) KVM
14 4 (0.092%) Oracle RAC
15 3 (0.069%) Ceph
15 3 (0.069%) HDFS
16 2 (0.046%) NFS
17 1 (0.023%) Firmware
17 1 (0.023%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 610 (14.05%) Kubernetes
2 300 (6.91%) Terraform
3 115 (2.65%) Ansible
4 88 (2.03%) Puppet
5 77 (1.77%) Grafana
5 77 (1.77%) SCCM
6 68 (1.57%) Opscode Chef
7 63 (1.45%) Microsoft Intune
8 60 (1.38%) HAProxy
9 48 (1.11%) Prometheus
10 42 (0.97%) Kibana
11 36 (0.83%) logstash
12 35 (0.81%) MIIS
13 33 (0.76%) Opsgenie
14 30 (0.69%) ZABBIX
15 28 (0.65%) Pingdom
16 26 (0.60%) Single Sign-On
17 25 (0.58%) Docker Swarm
18 24 (0.55%) Control-M
19 23 (0.53%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 1,871 (43.10%) Microsoft
2 724 (16.68%) Oracle
3 306 (7.05%) Google
4 175 (4.03%) VMware
5 148 (3.41%) Databricks
6 95 (2.19%) Salesforce.com
7 90 (2.07%) Sybase
8 77 (1.77%) Sage
9 72 (1.66%) SAP
10 66 (1.52%) Red Hat
11 65 (1.50%) Xamarin
12 58 (1.34%) Sitecore
13 55 (1.27%) Cisco
14 53 (1.22%) Veeam
15 50 (1.15%) Informatica
16 48 (1.11%) IBM
17 44 (1.01%) Citrix
18 41 (0.94%) ServiceNow
19 37 (0.85%) New Relic
19 37 (0.85%) Teradata