Period
to 23 October 2017

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 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
England > London
6 months to
23 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 14 14 11
Rank change year-on-year 0 -3 -2
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 8978 9175 12157
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 12.04% 12.03% 13.68%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 40.62% 40.99% 44.43%
Number of salaries quoted 7672 8279 10651
London median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £34,500 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £77,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +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 22101 22386 27360
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 29.64% 29.34% 30.79%
Number of salaries quoted 17688 19442 23123
London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £36,250 £35,000 £35,000
90th Percentile £89,300 £87,500 £85,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% 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 23 October 2017.

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 October 2017. 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 +2 1930 £55,000 - 121
West London +6 463 £47,500 - 34
South London -3 273 £47,500 - 12
East London +4 166 £50,000 +5.26% 19
North London +10 78 £42,500 +6.25% 3
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 23 October 2017, IT jobs citing SQL Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the London region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 4919 (54.79%) SQL
2 4325 (48.17%) .NET
3 4191 (46.68%) C#
4 3625 (40.38%) Agile Software Development
5 3267 (36.39%) Microsoft
6 3186 (35.49%) Finance
7 2507 (27.92%) MVC
8 2486 (27.69%) ASP.NET
9 2286 (25.46%) JavaScript
10 2235 (24.89%) Windows
11 1926 (21.45%) T-SQL
12 1902 (21.19%) HTML
13 1860 (20.72%) TDD
14 1791 (19.95%) ASP.NET MVC
15 1715 (19.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 1631 (18.17%) Scrum
17 1556 (17.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 1542 (17.18%) CSS
19 1476 (16.44%) Business Intelligence
20 1409 (15.69%) Oracle
21 1384 (15.42%) Banking
22 1347 (15.00%) Microsoft Azure
23 1325 (14.76%) WCF
24 1239 (13.80%) Degree
25 1192 (13.28%) AngularJS
26 1131 (12.60%) Java
27 1113 (12.40%) .NET Framework
28 1096 (12.21%) SQL Server 2014
29 1093 (12.17%) Data Warehouse
30 1041 (11.60%) ETL

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
1 662 (7.37%) IIS
2 639 (7.12%) SharePoint
3 296 (3.30%) MS Exchange
4 272 (3.03%) Apache
5 260 (2.90%) CMS
6 229 (2.55%) Tomcat
7 209 (2.33%) Elasticsearch
8 195 (2.17%) BizTalk Server
9 155 (1.73%) SharePoint 2013
10 154 (1.72%) Confluence
11 152 (1.69%) JBoss
12 141 (1.57%) Apache Spark
13 132 (1.47%) Umbraco
13 132 (1.47%) WebSphere
14 117 (1.30%) SAS
15 107 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2010
16 102 (1.14%) EPiServer
16 102 (1.14%) Sitecore CMS
17 89 (0.99%) Skype for Business
18 88 (0.98%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 553 (6.16%) Microsoft Excel
2 286 (3.19%) Microsoft Office
3 89 (0.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 79 (0.88%) MS Visio
5 50 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
6 25 (0.28%) Microsoft Project
7 22 (0.25%) Photoshop
8 14 (0.16%) SPSS
9 13 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
10 12 (0.13%) InfoPath
11 5 (0.056%) OmniGraffle
12 1 (0.011%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 204 (2.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 66 (0.74%) Dynamics AX
3 54 (0.60%) Dynamics NAV
4 33 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
5 29 (0.32%) Eloqua
6 26 (0.29%) Markit EDM
7 25 (0.28%) Adobe Campaign
8 24 (0.27%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 23 (0.26%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 18 (0.20%) MetaTrader
10 18 (0.20%) Siebel CRM
11 14 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
11 14 (0.16%) SAP BPC
12 13 (0.14%) Northgate Housing
13 12 (0.13%) Actimize
13 12 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
13 12 (0.13%) Oracle Cash Management
13 12 (0.13%) Pega PRPC
13 12 (0.13%) SAP Hybris
14 11 (0.12%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 1347 (15.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 811 (9.03%) Amazon AWS
3 307 (3.42%) Office 365
4 265 (2.95%) SaaS
5 241 (2.68%) GitHub
6 139 (1.55%) IaaS
7 129 (1.44%) PaaS
8 119 (1.33%) Cloud Computing
9 70 (0.78%) Azure Active Directory
10 57 (0.63%) Azure Machine Learning
11 52 (0.58%) Amazon EC2
12 44 (0.49%) npm
13 43 (0.48%) Google Analytics
14 42 (0.47%) Azure Data Factory
15 34 (0.38%) Dynamics 365
16 33 (0.37%) Amazon EMR
17 32 (0.36%) Google Cloud Platform
18 31 (0.35%) Amazon SQS
19 28 (0.31%) Google Play
20 26 (0.29%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 330 (3.68%) Firewall
2 305 (3.40%) Internet
3 271 (3.02%) DNS
4 209 (2.33%) SAN
5 199 (2.22%) DHCP
6 146 (1.63%) WAN
7 134 (1.49%) TCP/IP
8 132 (1.47%) VPN
9 120 (1.34%) Intranet
10 98 (1.09%) LAN
11 79 (0.88%) Skype
12 65 (0.72%) VLAN
13 57 (0.63%) HTTP
14 50 (0.56%) SSL
15 46 (0.51%) VoIP
16 44 (0.49%) NAS
17 39 (0.43%) Wireless
18 37 (0.41%) FTP
19 36 (0.40%) Cisco ASA
20 35 (0.39%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1715 (19.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1556 (17.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1096 (12.21%) SQL Server 2014
4 1093 (12.17%) Data Warehouse
5 878 (9.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 774 (8.62%) SQL Server 2008
7 731 (8.14%) SQL Server 2012
8 728 (8.11%) Relational Database
9 724 (8.06%) NoSQL
10 631 (7.03%) MySQL
11 440 (4.90%) Power BI
12 400 (4.46%) MongoDB
13 380 (4.23%) SQL Server 2016
14 358 (3.99%) Big Data
15 290 (3.23%) RDBMS
16 273 (3.04%) BusinessObjects
17 271 (3.02%) Hadoop
18 239 (2.66%) OLAP
19 216 (2.41%) PostgreSQL
19 216 (2.41%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 781 (8.70%) Git (software)
2 695 (7.74%) Visual Studio
3 654 (7.28%) NUnit
4 619 (6.89%) Team Foundation Server
5 577 (6.43%) JIRA
6 512 (5.70%) Rhino Mocks
7 508 (5.66%) TeamCity
8 462 (5.15%) Subversion
9 358 (3.99%) Jenkins
10 338 (3.76%) Moq
11 295 (3.29%) Octopus Deploy
12 187 (2.08%) MSTest
13 165 (1.84%) Selenium
14 155 (1.73%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 147 (1.64%) Maven
16 125 (1.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 120 (1.34%) Hudson
18 110 (1.23%) JUnit
19 105 (1.17%) Bitbucket
20 100 (1.11%) Mercurial
General
1 3186 (35.49%) Finance
2 1384 (15.42%) Banking
3 611 (6.81%) Investment Banking
4 423 (4.71%) Marketing
5 408 (4.54%) Retail
6 361 (4.02%) Front Office
7 335 (3.73%) Retail Banking
8 313 (3.49%) Games
9 266 (2.96%) Legal
10 232 (2.58%) Advertising
11 178 (1.98%) Financial Institution
12 167 (1.86%) Law
13 165 (1.84%) Telecoms
14 142 (1.58%) Back Office
15 88 (0.98%) Publishing
16 68 (0.76%) Manufacturing
17 64 (0.71%) Private Banking
18 46 (0.51%) Electronics
19 34 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
20 33 (0.37%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 5059 (56.35%) Developer
2 2326 (25.91%) .NET Developer
3 2054 (22.88%) C# Developer
4 1433 (15.96%) C# .NET Developer
5 1012 (11.27%) SQL Developer
6 963 (10.73%) Analyst
7 837 (9.32%) Senior Developer
8 703 (7.83%) ASP.NET Developer
9 633 (7.05%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 527 (5.87%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 508 (5.66%) DBA
12 423 (4.71%) SQL DBA
13 416 (4.63%) Software Developer
14 408 (4.54%) Architect
15 402 (4.48%) Business Intelligence Developer
16 364 (4.05%) Applications Support
17 363 (4.04%) Senior .NET Developer
18 361 (4.02%) Java Developer
19 342 (3.81%) SQL Server Developer
20 335 (3.73%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4325 (48.17%) .NET
2 2486 (27.69%) ASP.NET
3 1902 (21.19%) HTML
4 1791 (19.95%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1542 (17.18%) CSS
6 1325 (14.76%) WCF
7 1192 (13.28%) AngularJS
8 1113 (12.40%) .NET Framework
9 1016 (11.32%) ASP.NET Web API
10 1001 (11.15%) Web Services
11 943 (10.50%) WPF
12 845 (9.41%) jQuery
13 839 (9.35%) ASP.NET MVC 5
14 751 (8.36%) HTML5
15 694 (7.73%) Entity Framework
16 670 (7.46%) XML
17 610 (6.79%) RESTful
18 599 (6.67%) Ajax
19 563 (6.27%) NHibernate
20 541 (6.03%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 840 (9.36%) Computer Science
2 731 (8.14%) Analytical Skills
3 553 (6.16%) Greenfield Project
4 432 (4.81%) User Experience
5 317 (3.53%) Enterprise Software
5 317 (3.53%) Fintech
6 275 (3.06%) Management Information System
7 257 (2.86%) Hedge funds
8 255 (2.84%) Clustering
9 193 (2.15%) Replication
10 185 (2.06%) Client/Server
11 177 (1.97%) Data Centre
11 177 (1.97%) Fixed Income
12 155 (1.73%) Data Structures
13 154 (1.72%) Equities
14 146 (1.63%) Mobile App
15 136 (1.51%) Algorithms
16 126 (1.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 109 (1.21%) Derivative
18 107 (1.19%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 2235 (24.89%) Windows
2 836 (9.31%) Windows Server
3 789 (8.79%) Linux
4 428 (4.77%) Unix
5 319 (3.55%) Windows Server 2008
6 300 (3.34%) Windows Server 2012
7 183 (2.04%) Windows 7
8 158 (1.76%) Windows 10
9 121 (1.35%) Android
10 108 (1.20%) Apple iOS
11 91 (1.01%) Solaris
12 85 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 74 (0.82%) Windows Server 2003
14 63 (0.70%) Ubuntu
15 44 (0.49%) Windows 8
16 39 (0.43%) CentOS
17 32 (0.36%) Windows 2000 Server
18 16 (0.18%) Fedora
19 15 (0.17%) Debian
19 15 (0.17%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3625 (40.38%) Agile Software Development
2 2507 (27.92%) MVC
3 1860 (20.72%) TDD
4 1631 (18.17%) Scrum
5 1476 (16.44%) Business Intelligence
6 1041 (11.60%) ETL
7 921 (10.26%) Continuous Integration
8 864 (9.62%) BDD
9 860 (9.58%) OO
10 833 (9.28%) DevOps
11 791 (8.81%) Web Application Development
12 762 (8.49%) Analytics
13 633 (7.05%) Asset Management
14 623 (6.94%) SDLC
15 622 (6.93%) Kanban
16 615 (6.85%) Web Development
17 595 (6.63%) Software Engineering
18 585 (6.52%) Performance Tuning
19 575 (6.40%) ITIL
20 544 (6.06%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 4919 (54.79%) SQL
2 4191 (46.68%) C#
3 2286 (25.46%) JavaScript
4 1926 (21.45%) T-SQL
5 1131 (12.60%) Java
6 770 (8.58%) PowerShell
7 573 (6.38%) Python
8 334 (3.72%) VB.NET
9 309 (3.44%) VB
10 284 (3.16%) Ruby
11 244 (2.72%) VBA
12 233 (2.60%) C++
13 222 (2.47%) R
14 204 (2.27%) PHP
15 186 (2.07%) PL/SQL
16 160 (1.78%) Shell Script
17 146 (1.63%) TypeScript
18 127 (1.41%) Bash Shell
19 121 (1.35%) Perl
20 117 (1.30%) C
Qualifications
1 1239 (13.80%) Degree
2 341 (3.80%) Computer Science Degree
3 308 (3.43%) Microsoft Certification
4 115 (1.28%) MCSE
5 69 (0.77%) MCSD
6 59 (0.66%) Security Cleared
7 58 (0.65%) MCITP
8 57 (0.63%) MCAD
9 55 (0.61%) Cisco Certification
10 53 (0.59%) CCNA
10 53 (0.59%) MCP
11 50 (0.56%) Numerate Degree
12 49 (0.55%) ITIL Certification
13 43 (0.48%) Master's Degree
14 39 (0.43%) MCTS
15 38 (0.42%) MCSA
16 37 (0.41%) CISSP
17 31 (0.35%) ISEB
18 28 (0.31%) SC Cleared
19 25 (0.28%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 460 (5.12%) QA
2 225 (2.51%) Data Quality
3 95 (1.06%) SLA
4 55 (0.61%) PCI DSS
4 55 (0.61%) SEPA
5 48 (0.53%) GDPR
6 34 (0.38%) PMO
7 27 (0.30%) MiFID
8 25 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 24 (0.27%) COBIT
10 14 (0.16%) EMIR
11 8 (0.089%) Basel III
11 8 (0.089%) Solvency II
12 7 (0.078%) GAAP
13 6 (0.067%) Cyber Essentials
13 6 (0.067%) FISMA
13 6 (0.067%) GCP
13 6 (0.067%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 6 (0.067%) RosettaNet
13 6 (0.067%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 712 (7.93%) Active Directory
2 331 (3.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 219 (2.44%) Docker
4 183 (2.04%) Hyper-V
5 103 (1.15%) VMware ESXi
6 90 (1.00%) vSphere
7 86 (0.96%) XenApp
8 46 (0.51%) XenDesktop
9 42 (0.47%) Virtual Servers
10 35 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
11 30 (0.33%) HDFS
12 20 (0.22%) VMware Workstation
13 14 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
14 13 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
15 12 (0.13%) Cronacle
16 11 (0.12%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 11 (0.12%) Terminal Services
17 10 (0.11%) NFS
17 10 (0.11%) Terminal Server
17 10 (0.11%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 248 (2.76%) Puppet
2 189 (2.11%) Ansible
3 187 (2.08%) Opscode Chef
4 139 (1.55%) SCCM
5 97 (1.08%) Nagios
6 72 (0.80%) SCOM
7 71 (0.79%) Opsview
8 52 (0.58%) Microsoft Clustering
9 44 (0.49%) WSUS
10 41 (0.46%) Kibana
11 39 (0.43%) Terraform
12 36 (0.40%) Control-M
13 32 (0.36%) NetBackup
14 31 (0.35%) Kubernetes
15 29 (0.32%) Icinga
16 28 (0.31%) logstash
16 28 (0.31%) vCenter Server
17 27 (0.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
18 25 (0.28%) Backup Exec
19 24 (0.27%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 3267 (36.39%) Microsoft
2 1409 (15.69%) Oracle
3 558 (6.22%) VMware
4 413 (4.60%) Tableau
5 362 (4.03%) Sybase
6 227 (2.53%) Cisco
7 198 (2.21%) Google
8 194 (2.16%) SAP
9 185 (2.06%) Splunk
10 174 (1.94%) Citrix
11 145 (1.62%) IBM
12 144 (1.60%) HP
13 142 (1.58%) Facebook
14 139 (1.55%) Sitecore
15 117 (1.30%) Cognos
16 96 (1.07%) Atlassian
17 94 (1.05%) Salesforce.com
18 88 (0.98%) Informatica
19 81 (0.90%) Red Hat
20 79 (0.88%) Siebel