Period
to 24 January 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 24 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
England > London
6 months to
24 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 17 15 15
Rank change year-on-year -2 0 -1
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 5,230 7,404 8,092
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 10.22% 11.74% 11.55%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 36.58% 39.86% 38.28%
Number of salaries quoted 4,512 6,321 6,939
London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -
10th Percentile £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £87,500 £81,250
England median annual salary £49,362 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.92% +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 14,296 18,577 21,138
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 27.93% 29.45% 30.17%
Number of salaries quoted 11,804 15,371 17,317
London median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% +4.35%
10th Percentile £38,750 £37,500 £36,250
90th Percentile £105,000 £95,000 £89,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%

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 24 January 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 24 January 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 -5 1,134 £60,000 +4.35% 262
South London 0 311 £57,500 - 34
West London +1 247 £55,000 +4.76% 72
East London +4 78 £55,000 +4.76% 38
North London -6 41 £45,000 - 8
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 24 January 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 2,791 (53.37%) SQL
2 2,708 (51.78%) C#
3 2,584 (49.41%) .NET
4 2,067 (39.52%) Agile Software Development
5 1,930 (36.90%) Microsoft
6 1,797 (34.36%) Finance
7 1,729 (33.06%) Azure
8 1,509 (28.85%) ASP.NET
9 1,375 (26.29%) JavaScript
10 1,272 (24.32%) MVC
11 1,052 (20.11%) Windows
12 1,036 (19.81%) AWS
13 1,022 (19.54%) AngularJS
14 959 (18.34%) TDD
15 946 (18.09%) ASP.NET Web API
16 942 (18.01%) Business Intelligence
17 936 (17.90%) ASP.NET MVC
18 927 (17.72%) T-SQL
19 893 (17.07%) HTML
20 890 (17.02%) Scrum
21 856 (16.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
22 820 (15.68%) Oracle
23 814 (15.56%) .NET Framework
24 782 (14.95%) CSS
25 764 (14.61%) .NET Core
26 757 (14.47%) Data Warehouse
27 684 (13.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
28 666 (12.73%) DevOps
29 610 (11.66%) ETL
30 601 (11.49%) 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
1 289 (5.53%) IIS
2 284 (5.43%) Elasticsearch
3 251 (4.80%) SharePoint
4 133 (2.54%) Apache
5 105 (2.01%) Apache Spark
6 97 (1.85%) CMS
7 89 (1.70%) MS Exchange
8 71 (1.36%) EPiServer
9 60 (1.15%) BizTalk Server
10 55 (1.05%) Umbraco
11 54 (1.03%) Tomcat
12 49 (0.94%) WebSphere
13 46 (0.88%) Confluence
14 41 (0.78%) Apache Airflow
15 36 (0.69%) Skype for Business
16 35 (0.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 32 (0.61%) SAS
18 31 (0.59%) Sitecore CMS
19 30 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2010
20 29 (0.55%) Kentico
Applications
1 247 (4.72%) Microsoft Excel
2 176 (3.37%) Microsoft Office
3 41 (0.78%) MS Visio
4 28 (0.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 14 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
6 7 (0.13%) Microsoft Project
7 4 (0.076%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.076%) SPSS
8 3 (0.057%) Acrobat
8 3 (0.057%) Adobe Illustrator
8 3 (0.057%) InDesign
9 1 (0.019%) FileZilla
9 1 (0.019%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.019%) SPSS Modeler
Business Applications
1 133 (2.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 56 (1.07%) Dynamics AX
3 41 (0.78%) thinkFolio
4 27 (0.52%) Markit EDM
5 17 (0.33%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 16 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
7 15 (0.29%) Endur
8 14 (0.27%) Front Arena
8 14 (0.27%) Salerio
9 11 (0.21%) NetSuite
10 9 (0.17%) Elite 3E
11 7 (0.13%) PolarLake
11 7 (0.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
12 6 (0.11%) JDE EnterpriseOne
12 6 (0.11%) Raiser's Edge
12 6 (0.11%) SAP Business One
13 5 (0.096%) Oracle EBS
13 5 (0.096%) Oracle ERP
13 5 (0.096%) RiskWrite
14 4 (0.076%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1,729 (33.06%) Azure
2 1,036 (19.81%) AWS
3 584 (11.17%) Power Platform
4 286 (5.47%) Office 365
5 201 (3.84%) SaaS
6 112 (2.14%) Dynamics 365
7 111 (2.12%) GCP
8 108 (2.07%) PaaS
9 94 (1.80%) Cloud Computing
10 85 (1.63%) Serverless
11 81 (1.55%) Amazon S3
12 78 (1.49%) Azure Data Factory
13 66 (1.26%) GitHub
14 55 (1.05%) IaaS
15 43 (0.82%) Amazon EC2
16 37 (0.71%) AWS Lambda
17 34 (0.65%) Azure Active Directory
18 30 (0.57%) AWS CloudFormation
18 30 (0.57%) Microsoft Flow
19 29 (0.55%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 161 (3.08%) Internet
2 140 (2.68%) Firewall
3 130 (2.49%) DNS
4 98 (1.87%) SAN
5 84 (1.61%) DHCP
6 81 (1.55%) TCP/IP
7 43 (0.82%) NAS
8 35 (0.67%) HTTP
8 35 (0.67%) SSL
9 31 (0.59%) VPN
10 30 (0.57%) FTP
10 30 (0.57%) Skype
10 30 (0.57%) SMTP
11 28 (0.54%) LAN
12 27 (0.52%) VoIP
13 26 (0.50%) Broadband
14 24 (0.46%) WAN
15 20 (0.38%) HTTPS
15 20 (0.38%) Remote Desktop
15 20 (0.38%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 856 (16.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 757 (14.47%) Data Warehouse
3 684 (13.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 554 (10.59%) Power BI
5 553 (10.57%) SQL Server 2016
6 535 (10.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 477 (9.12%) NoSQL
8 408 (7.80%) MySQL
9 392 (7.50%) Relational Database
10 364 (6.96%) MongoDB
11 289 (5.53%) PostgreSQL
12 265 (5.07%) SQL Server 2012
13 255 (4.88%) Big Data
14 244 (4.67%) SQL Server 2008
15 190 (3.63%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 189 (3.61%) Azure SQL Database
17 183 (3.50%) RDBMS
18 166 (3.17%) Data Lake
19 163 (3.12%) SQL Server 2014
20 151 (2.89%) SQL Server 2019
Development Applications
1 595 (11.38%) Git (software)
2 402 (7.69%) Visual Studio
3 270 (5.16%) Team Foundation Server
4 181 (3.46%) Octopus Deploy
5 168 (3.21%) JIRA
6 167 (3.19%) NUnit
7 160 (3.06%) TeamCity
8 143 (2.73%) Jenkins
9 116 (2.22%) Selenium
10 104 (1.99%) Visual Studio Team System
11 90 (1.72%) SpecFlow
12 71 (1.36%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 71 (1.36%) Subversion
13 54 (1.03%) Oracle Forms
14 48 (0.92%) Cucumber
14 48 (0.92%) Maven
15 47 (0.90%) Jasmine
16 42 (0.80%) JUnit
17 33 (0.63%) Karma Test Runner
17 33 (0.63%) MSBuild
General
1 1,797 (34.36%) Finance
2 521 (9.96%) Banking
3 230 (4.40%) Front Office
3 230 (4.40%) Games
4 167 (3.19%) Retail
5 114 (2.18%) Marketing
6 112 (2.14%) Legal
7 97 (1.85%) Investment Banking
8 95 (1.82%) Advertising
9 85 (1.63%) Back Office
10 60 (1.15%) Law
11 58 (1.11%) Telecoms
12 56 (1.07%) French Language
13 54 (1.03%) German Language
14 47 (0.90%) Public Sector
15 43 (0.82%) Spanish Language
16 39 (0.75%) Publishing
17 36 (0.69%) Italian Language
18 28 (0.54%) Financial Institution
19 20 (0.38%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 2,921 (55.85%) Developer
2 1,358 (25.97%) .NET Developer
3 1,003 (19.18%) C# Developer
4 700 (13.38%) C# .NET Developer
5 589 (11.26%) Analyst
6 535 (10.23%) SQL Developer
7 449 (8.59%) Senior Developer
8 274 (5.24%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 259 (4.95%) Applications Support
10 252 (4.82%) DBA
11 250 (4.78%) Software Engineer
12 227 (4.34%) Architect
12 227 (4.34%) Support Analyst
13 209 (4.00%) Junior
14 203 (3.88%) SQL DBA
15 185 (3.54%) ASP.NET Developer
16 182 (3.48%) C# ASP.NET Developer
17 176 (3.37%) Administrator
18 171 (3.27%) SQL Server Developer
19 168 (3.21%) Applications Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,584 (49.41%) .NET
2 1,509 (28.85%) ASP.NET
3 1,022 (19.54%) AngularJS
4 946 (18.09%) ASP.NET Web API
5 936 (17.90%) ASP.NET MVC
6 893 (17.07%) HTML
7 814 (15.56%) .NET Framework
8 782 (14.95%) CSS
9 764 (14.61%) .NET Core
10 601 (11.49%) Web Services
11 525 (10.04%) React
12 514 (9.83%) Entity Framework
13 408 (7.80%) REST
14 389 (7.44%) RESTful
15 382 (7.30%) WCF
16 366 (7.00%) Node.js
17 338 (6.46%) ASP.NET MVC 5
18 324 (6.20%) XML
19 290 (5.54%) HTML5
20 270 (5.16%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 416 (7.95%) Greenfield Project
2 414 (7.92%) Analytical Skills
3 164 (3.14%) Hedge funds
4 155 (2.96%) Enterprise Software
5 147 (2.81%) Management Information System
6 146 (2.79%) Self-Motivation
7 104 (1.99%) User Experience
8 92 (1.76%) Derivative
8 92 (1.76%) Fixed Income
9 90 (1.72%) Data Centre
10 79 (1.51%) Equities
11 78 (1.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 77 (1.47%) Mobile App
13 75 (1.43%) Replication
14 71 (1.36%) Reinsurance
15 70 (1.34%) Data Structures
16 64 (1.22%) Algorithms
17 63 (1.20%) Clustering
18 62 (1.19%) Pricing Data
19 52 (0.99%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 1,052 (20.11%) Windows
2 469 (8.97%) Windows Server
3 362 (6.92%) Linux
4 116 (2.22%) Unix
5 114 (2.18%) Windows Server 2012
6 110 (2.10%) Windows Server 2008
7 109 (2.08%) Windows 10
8 69 (1.32%) Windows 7
9 44 (0.84%) Android
10 42 (0.80%) VMS
11 38 (0.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 37 (0.71%) Apple iOS
13 22 (0.42%) Windows Server 2003
14 19 (0.36%) CentOS
15 14 (0.27%) Solaris
16 10 (0.19%) Oracle Linux
17 8 (0.15%) Windows 8
18 6 (0.11%) Mac OS
18 6 (0.11%) Mac OS X
19 4 (0.076%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,067 (39.52%) Agile Software Development
2 1,272 (24.32%) MVC
3 959 (18.34%) TDD
4 942 (18.01%) Business Intelligence
5 890 (17.02%) Scrum
6 666 (12.73%) DevOps
7 610 (11.66%) ETL
8 600 (11.47%) BDD
9 566 (10.82%) Microservices
10 554 (10.59%) Web Application Development
11 547 (10.46%) Problem-Solving
12 539 (10.31%) Software Engineering
13 476 (9.10%) Continuous Integration
14 458 (8.76%) Analytics
15 417 (7.97%) OO
16 384 (7.34%) Kanban
17 371 (7.09%) Computer Science
18 363 (6.94%) Migration
19 361 (6.90%) Data Modelling
20 354 (6.77%) Fintech
Programming Languages
1 2,791 (53.37%) SQL
2 2,708 (51.78%) C#
3 1,375 (26.29%) JavaScript
4 927 (17.72%) T-SQL
5 580 (11.09%) Java
6 557 (10.65%) Python
7 500 (9.56%) PowerShell
8 265 (5.07%) TypeScript
9 209 (4.00%) Ruby
10 142 (2.72%) Bash Shell
11 140 (2.68%) VBA
12 139 (2.66%) PL/SQL
12 139 (2.66%) VB
13 130 (2.49%) VB.NET
14 106 (2.03%) PHP
15 105 (2.01%) C++
16 97 (1.85%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
17 87 (1.66%) Perl
17 87 (1.66%) R
18 70 (1.34%) F#
Qualifications
1 560 (10.71%) Degree
2 177 (3.38%) Computer Science Degree
3 175 (3.35%) Microsoft Certification
4 71 (1.36%) MCSE
5 69 (1.32%) MCSA
6 53 (1.01%) MCP
7 35 (0.67%) Cisco Certification
8 34 (0.65%) Security Cleared
9 26 (0.50%) Numerate Degree
9 26 (0.50%) SC Cleared
10 24 (0.46%) CCNA
11 22 (0.42%) MCSD
12 20 (0.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 18 (0.34%) CCNP
13 18 (0.34%) ITIL Certification
14 15 (0.29%) PhD
15 14 (0.27%) MCITP
16 13 (0.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 11 (0.21%) CISSP
17 11 (0.21%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 229 (4.38%) QA
2 115 (2.20%) Data Quality
3 77 (1.47%) SLA
4 55 (1.05%) GDPR
5 23 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 15 (0.29%) Solvency II
7 11 (0.21%) MiFID
8 8 (0.15%) EMIR
9 6 (0.11%) PMO
10 5 (0.096%) IFRS
11 3 (0.057%) Cyber Essentials
12 2 (0.038%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 2 (0.038%) NCSC
12 2 (0.038%) PCI DSS
12 2 (0.038%) RMADS
13 1 (0.019%) DICOM
13 1 (0.019%) Dublin Core
13 1 (0.019%) HL7
13 1 (0.019%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 1 (0.019%) NIST
System Software
1 389 (7.44%) Active Directory
2 284 (5.43%) Docker
3 142 (2.72%) VMware Infrastructure
4 62 (1.19%) Hyper-V
5 54 (1.03%) XenApp
6 50 (0.96%) VMware ESXi
7 39 (0.75%) HDFS
8 38 (0.73%) vSphere
9 27 (0.52%) XenDesktop
10 25 (0.48%) Virtual Machines
11 13 (0.25%) Oracle RAC
12 10 (0.19%) Terminal Server
12 10 (0.19%) Virtual Servers
13 9 (0.17%) Firmware
14 7 (0.13%) VMware Workstation
15 6 (0.11%) GridGain
15 6 (0.11%) KVM
16 5 (0.096%) BitLocker
16 5 (0.096%) Microsoft App-V
16 5 (0.096%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 173 (3.31%) Kubernetes
2 138 (2.64%) Ansible
3 104 (1.99%) SCCM
4 92 (1.76%) Puppet
5 89 (1.70%) Opscode Chef
6 74 (1.41%) Terraform
7 28 (0.54%) Microsoft Intune
8 27 (0.52%) Nagios
9 24 (0.46%) Automic
9 24 (0.46%) Backup Exec
9 24 (0.46%) Grafana
9 24 (0.46%) Packer
9 24 (0.46%) SQL Sentry
10 19 (0.36%) Prometheus
11 18 (0.34%) Control-M
12 17 (0.33%) Kibana
13 15 (0.29%) Graphite
13 15 (0.29%) Perfmon
14 14 (0.27%) WSUS
15 12 (0.23%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 1,930 (36.90%) Microsoft
2 820 (15.68%) Oracle
3 272 (5.20%) VMware
4 262 (5.01%) Tableau
5 164 (3.14%) Citrix
6 158 (3.02%) SAP
7 114 (2.18%) Sybase
8 103 (1.97%) Salesforce.com
9 84 (1.61%) Google
10 77 (1.47%) IBM
11 73 (1.40%) Cisco
12 66 (1.26%) Veeam
13 57 (1.09%) Sitecore
14 55 (1.05%) Databricks
14 55 (1.05%) Informatica
15 50 (0.96%) Cognos
16 48 (0.92%) JD Edwards
16 48 (0.92%) ServiceNow
17 46 (0.88%) HP
17 46 (0.88%) WorldPay