Period
to 18 August 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 18 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
England > London
6 months to
18 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 13 13 9
Rank change year-on-year 0 -4 -1
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 9263 10209 12783
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 12.51% 12.62% 14.41%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 42.28% 42.15% 46.45%
Number of salaries quoted 8021 9190 11238
London median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £35,000 £33,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £76,250 £77,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +1.19%

SQL Server is in the database and business intelligence skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Database & Business Intelligence Skills
London
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 21908 24219 27518
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in London 29.60% 29.95% 31.01%
Number of salaries quoted 17903 21162 23415
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 £90,000 £85,000 £83,750
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +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 August 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 18 August 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 0 1927 £57,500 +4.55% 118
West London +4 446 £47,500 - 43
South London +3 286 £47,500 +12.43% 18
East London +7 175 £49,000 +8.89% 15
North London +5 65 £40,000 - 5
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 18 August 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 5161 (55.72%) SQL
2 4484 (48.41%) .NET
3 4371 (47.19%) C#
4 3688 (39.81%) Agile Software Development
5 3479 (37.56%) Microsoft
6 3293 (35.55%) Finance
7 2554 (27.57%) ASP.NET
8 2530 (27.31%) MVC
9 2353 (25.40%) JavaScript
10 2207 (23.83%) Windows
11 1938 (20.92%) T-SQL
12 1860 (20.08%) TDD
13 1829 (19.75%) HTML
14 1806 (19.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 1768 (19.09%) ASP.NET MVC
16 1686 (18.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 1605 (17.33%) Scrum
18 1534 (16.56%) CSS
19 1517 (16.38%) Business Intelligence
20 1474 (15.91%) Banking
21 1473 (15.90%) Oracle
22 1382 (14.92%) WCF
23 1346 (14.53%) Microsoft Azure
24 1235 (13.33%) AngularJS
24 1235 (13.33%) Java
25 1222 (13.19%) .NET Framework
26 1193 (12.88%) Degree
27 1132 (12.22%) Data Warehouse
28 1071 (11.56%) SQL Server 2014
29 1030 (11.12%) ASP.NET Web API

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
1 692 (7.47%) SharePoint
2 585 (6.32%) IIS
3 305 (3.29%) MS Exchange
4 274 (2.96%) Apache
5 271 (2.93%) CMS
6 234 (2.53%) Tomcat
7 201 (2.17%) Elasticsearch
8 191 (2.06%) JBoss
9 180 (1.94%) BizTalk Server
10 174 (1.88%) SharePoint 2013
11 162 (1.75%) WebSphere
12 144 (1.55%) Confluence
13 129 (1.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 129 (1.39%) Umbraco
14 127 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2010
15 124 (1.34%) Sitecore CMS
16 115 (1.24%) Apache Spark
16 115 (1.24%) Skype for Business
17 114 (1.23%) SAS
18 96 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 615 (6.64%) Microsoft Excel
2 312 (3.37%) Microsoft Office
3 104 (1.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 88 (0.95%) MS Visio
5 58 (0.63%) Spreadsheet
6 49 (0.53%) Microsoft Project
7 22 (0.24%) SPSS
8 17 (0.18%) Photoshop
9 10 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
10 9 (0.097%) HipChat
10 9 (0.097%) InfoPath
11 5 (0.054%) OmniGraffle
12 1 (0.011%) Acrobat
12 1 (0.011%) Chatbot
12 1 (0.011%) Weka
Business Applications
1 251 (2.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 76 (0.82%) Dynamics AX
3 52 (0.56%) Dynamics NAV
4 38 (0.41%) Eloqua
5 32 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
6 31 (0.33%) Adobe Campaign
7 23 (0.25%) Markit EDM
8 19 (0.21%) Actimize
9 18 (0.19%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 18 (0.19%) Siebel CRM
10 17 (0.18%) thinkFolio
11 16 (0.17%) Cognos Business Intelligence
11 16 (0.17%) SAP BPC
12 14 (0.15%) SAP Hybris
13 12 (0.13%) Oracle Cash Management
13 12 (0.13%) Pega PRPC
14 11 (0.12%) HFM
14 11 (0.12%) Hyperion Enterprise
14 11 (0.12%) Temenos T24
15 10 (0.11%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 1346 (14.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 834 (9.00%) Amazon AWS
3 312 (3.37%) Office 365
4 247 (2.67%) SaaS
5 231 (2.49%) GitHub
6 131 (1.41%) IaaS
7 116 (1.25%) Cloud Computing
8 115 (1.24%) PaaS
9 76 (0.82%) Azure Machine Learning
10 48 (0.52%) Amazon EC2
11 44 (0.48%) Azure Active Directory
12 38 (0.41%) Google Analytics
13 34 (0.37%) Amazon EMR
13 34 (0.37%) Google Cloud Platform
14 32 (0.35%) Dynamics 365
14 32 (0.35%) Google Play
15 30 (0.32%) AWS CloudFormation
16 27 (0.29%) Amazon SQS
17 26 (0.28%) Amazon S3
18 23 (0.25%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 299 (3.23%) DNS
2 284 (3.07%) Firewall
3 276 (2.98%) Internet
4 249 (2.69%) SAN
5 227 (2.45%) DHCP
6 170 (1.84%) TCP/IP
7 136 (1.47%) WAN
8 124 (1.34%) VPN
9 120 (1.30%) Intranet
10 113 (1.22%) Skype
11 104 (1.12%) LAN
12 81 (0.87%) HTTP
13 60 (0.65%) VoIP
14 53 (0.57%) FTP
15 51 (0.55%) VLAN
16 48 (0.52%) SSL
17 45 (0.49%) NAS
18 41 (0.44%) Network Security
19 39 (0.42%) Broadband
20 37 (0.40%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1806 (19.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1686 (18.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1132 (12.22%) Data Warehouse
4 1071 (11.56%) SQL Server 2014
5 996 (10.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 858 (9.26%) SQL Server 2008
7 851 (9.19%) SQL Server 2012
8 808 (8.72%) Relational Database
9 776 (8.38%) NoSQL
10 639 (6.90%) MySQL
11 465 (5.02%) MongoDB
12 451 (4.87%) Power BI
13 435 (4.70%) Big Data
14 434 (4.69%) SQL Server 2016
15 331 (3.57%) RDBMS
16 281 (3.03%) Hadoop
17 259 (2.80%) QlikView
18 258 (2.79%) BusinessObjects
19 248 (2.68%) PostgreSQL
20 242 (2.61%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 795 (8.58%) Git (software)
2 672 (7.25%) Visual Studio
3 646 (6.97%) NUnit
4 548 (5.92%) JIRA
5 536 (5.79%) Team Foundation Server
6 502 (5.42%) Subversion
7 481 (5.19%) TeamCity
8 472 (5.10%) Rhino Mocks
9 373 (4.03%) Jenkins
10 302 (3.26%) Moq
11 260 (2.81%) Octopus Deploy
12 198 (2.14%) Selenium
13 169 (1.82%) MSTest
14 148 (1.60%) Maven
15 143 (1.54%) SpecFlow
16 141 (1.52%) JUnit
17 137 (1.48%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
18 113 (1.22%) Bitbucket
19 99 (1.07%) Hudson
20 97 (1.05%) Mercurial
General
1 3293 (35.55%) Finance
2 1474 (15.91%) Banking
3 663 (7.16%) Retail
4 644 (6.95%) Investment Banking
5 426 (4.60%) Marketing
6 391 (4.22%) Front Office
7 305 (3.29%) Legal
8 304 (3.28%) Games
9 274 (2.96%) Retail Banking
10 223 (2.41%) Advertising
11 192 (2.07%) Telecoms
12 183 (1.98%) Financial Institution
13 175 (1.89%) Law
14 159 (1.72%) Back Office
15 89 (0.96%) Publishing
16 67 (0.72%) Manufacturing
17 62 (0.67%) Private Banking
18 44 (0.48%) Electronics
19 40 (0.43%) Music Industry
20 35 (0.38%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 5210 (56.25%) Developer
2 2329 (25.14%) .NET Developer
3 2051 (22.14%) C# Developer
4 1361 (14.69%) C# .NET Developer
5 1058 (11.42%) SQL Developer
6 960 (10.36%) Analyst
7 827 (8.93%) Senior Developer
8 664 (7.17%) ASP.NET Developer
9 593 (6.40%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 520 (5.61%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 509 (5.49%) DBA
12 459 (4.96%) Architect
13 434 (4.69%) SQL DBA
14 431 (4.65%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 399 (4.31%) Java Developer
16 398 (4.30%) Software Developer
17 393 (4.24%) SQL Server Developer
18 368 (3.97%) Senior .NET Developer
19 351 (3.79%) Applications Support
20 345 (3.72%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4484 (48.41%) .NET
2 2554 (27.57%) ASP.NET
3 1829 (19.75%) HTML
4 1768 (19.09%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1534 (16.56%) CSS
6 1382 (14.92%) WCF
7 1235 (13.33%) AngularJS
8 1222 (13.19%) .NET Framework
9 1030 (11.12%) ASP.NET Web API
10 1020 (11.01%) Web Services
11 945 (10.20%) WPF
12 855 (9.23%) jQuery
13 802 (8.66%) ASP.NET MVC 5
14 783 (8.45%) XML
15 779 (8.41%) Entity Framework
16 680 (7.34%) HTML5
17 608 (6.56%) RESTful
18 563 (6.08%) Ajax
19 554 (5.98%) LINQ
20 540 (5.83%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 840 (9.07%) Computer Science
2 756 (8.16%) Analytical Skills
3 545 (5.88%) Greenfield Project
4 372 (4.02%) User Experience
5 322 (3.48%) Management Information System
6 283 (3.06%) Enterprise Software
7 276 (2.98%) Fintech
8 262 (2.83%) Clustering
9 241 (2.60%) Fixed Income
10 237 (2.56%) Hedge funds
11 195 (2.11%) Replication
12 186 (2.01%) Equities
13 180 (1.94%) Client/Server
14 140 (1.51%) Data Centre
15 133 (1.44%) Data Structures
15 133 (1.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 129 (1.39%) Mobile App
17 125 (1.35%) Derivative
18 122 (1.32%) Algorithms
19 94 (1.01%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 2207 (23.83%) Windows
2 867 (9.36%) Windows Server
3 785 (8.47%) Linux
4 394 (4.25%) Unix
5 374 (4.04%) Windows Server 2008
6 368 (3.97%) Windows Server 2012
7 193 (2.08%) Windows 7
8 151 (1.63%) Android
9 150 (1.62%) Windows 10
10 117 (1.26%) Apple iOS
11 87 (0.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 75 (0.81%) Windows Server 2003
13 57 (0.62%) Solaris
14 51 (0.55%) Windows 8
15 48 (0.52%) Ubuntu
16 33 (0.36%) CentOS
17 23 (0.25%) Windows 2000 Server
18 22 (0.24%) Debian
19 13 (0.14%) Windows XP
20 11 (0.12%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 3688 (39.81%) Agile Software Development
2 2530 (27.31%) MVC
3 1860 (20.08%) TDD
4 1605 (17.33%) Scrum
5 1517 (16.38%) Business Intelligence
6 1011 (10.91%) ETL
7 917 (9.90%) Continuous Integration
8 881 (9.51%) OO
9 874 (9.44%) BDD
10 818 (8.83%) Analytics
11 754 (8.14%) DevOps
12 731 (7.89%) Web Application Development
13 607 (6.55%) SDLC
14 602 (6.50%) Kanban
15 600 (6.48%) Software Engineering
16 594 (6.41%) Web Development
17 580 (6.26%) Asset Management
18 541 (5.84%) ITIL
19 531 (5.73%) Performance Tuning
20 524 (5.66%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 5161 (55.72%) SQL
2 4371 (47.19%) C#
3 2353 (25.40%) JavaScript
4 1938 (20.92%) T-SQL
5 1235 (13.33%) Java
6 844 (9.11%) PowerShell
7 621 (6.70%) Python
8 327 (3.53%) VB.NET
9 307 (3.31%) VB
10 295 (3.18%) VBA
11 291 (3.14%) Ruby
12 261 (2.82%) C++
13 232 (2.50%) R
14 198 (2.14%) PHP
15 180 (1.94%) PL/SQL
16 162 (1.75%) Shell Script
17 153 (1.65%) Perl
18 151 (1.63%) TypeScript
19 141 (1.52%) Bash Shell
20 125 (1.35%) C
Qualifications
1 1193 (12.88%) Degree
2 333 (3.59%) Computer Science Degree
3 296 (3.20%) Microsoft Certification
4 99 (1.07%) MCSE
5 74 (0.80%) Numerate Degree
6 71 (0.77%) Security Cleared
7 56 (0.60%) MCSD
8 53 (0.57%) MCP
9 51 (0.55%) Master's Degree
10 50 (0.54%) ITIL Certification
11 49 (0.53%) MCITP
12 46 (0.50%) MCAD
13 42 (0.45%) ISEB
13 42 (0.45%) MCSA
13 42 (0.45%) PMI Certification
14 40 (0.43%) MCTS
15 37 (0.40%) Cisco Certification
15 37 (0.40%) SC Cleared
16 34 (0.37%) CCNA
17 30 (0.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 476 (5.14%) QA
2 195 (2.11%) Data Quality
3 105 (1.13%) SLA
4 58 (0.63%) PCI DSS
5 45 (0.49%) SEPA
6 22 (0.24%) GDPR
6 22 (0.24%) PMO
7 20 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 17 (0.18%) MiFID
9 16 (0.17%) COBIT
9 16 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 10 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 8 (0.086%) Disclosure Scotland
12 7 (0.076%) Basel III
13 6 (0.065%) Cyber Essentials
13 6 (0.065%) ISO 8583
13 6 (0.065%) RosettaNet
13 6 (0.065%) Solvency II
14 5 (0.054%) GAAP
14 5 (0.054%) HL7
System Software
1 702 (7.58%) Active Directory
2 310 (3.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 212 (2.29%) Hyper-V
4 186 (2.01%) Docker
5 103 (1.11%) vSphere
6 98 (1.06%) XenApp
7 61 (0.66%) XenDesktop
8 60 (0.65%) VMware ESXi
9 35 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
10 31 (0.33%) Virtual Servers
11 27 (0.29%) HDFS
12 18 (0.19%) Oracle RAC
13 15 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
13 15 (0.16%) XenServer
14 14 (0.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 12 (0.13%) Terminal Services
16 11 (0.12%) Cronacle
16 11 (0.12%) vCloud
17 9 (0.097%) Shibboleth
17 9 (0.097%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 235 (2.54%) Puppet
2 179 (1.93%) Opscode Chef
3 149 (1.61%) Ansible
4 135 (1.46%) SCCM
5 90 (0.97%) Nagios
6 85 (0.92%) Opsview
7 65 (0.70%) Control-M
8 59 (0.64%) SCOM
9 48 (0.52%) Microsoft Clustering
10 45 (0.49%) Kibana
11 38 (0.41%) WSUS
12 37 (0.40%) vCenter Server
13 36 (0.39%) NetBackup
14 35 (0.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 32 (0.35%) logstash
16 30 (0.32%) Backup Exec
16 30 (0.32%) Salt
17 29 (0.31%) Failover Clustering
18 28 (0.30%) Terraform
19 27 (0.29%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 3479 (37.56%) Microsoft
2 1473 (15.90%) Oracle
3 572 (6.18%) VMware
4 452 (4.88%) Tableau
5 297 (3.21%) Sybase
6 233 (2.52%) Cisco
7 207 (2.23%) SAP
8 200 (2.16%) Google
9 186 (2.01%) Citrix
10 177 (1.91%) Splunk
11 167 (1.80%) Sitecore
12 163 (1.76%) HP
13 162 (1.75%) IBM
14 135 (1.46%) Facebook
15 113 (1.22%) Cognos
16 110 (1.19%) Atlassian
17 105 (1.13%) Bloomberg
18 102 (1.10%) Informatica
19 95 (1.03%) Salesforce.com
20 91 (0.98%) Cognizant