Period
to 21 November 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 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
England > London
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 14 14 12
Rank change year-on-year 0 -2 -4
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 8886 9100 11813
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 11.76% 12.02% 13.34%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 39.96% 40.82% 43.60%
Number of salaries quoted 7614 8239 10367
London median annual salary £55,000 £54,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.85% +2.86% +5.00%
10th Percentile £34,625 £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 22238 22293 27092
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 29.43% 29.46% 30.60%
Number of salaries quoted 17833 19427 22914
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 £88,750 £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 21 November 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 21 November 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 2127 £55,000 - 150
West London +8 454 £48,000 +1.05% 35
South London -2 258 £45,000 -5.26% 13
East London +5 148 £55,000 +22.22% 12
North London +7 91 £42,500 - 9
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 4800 (54.02%) SQL
2 4296 (48.35%) .NET
3 4129 (46.47%) C#
4 3640 (40.96%) Agile Software Development
5 3259 (36.68%) Microsoft
6 3102 (34.91%) Finance
7 2556 (28.76%) MVC
8 2536 (28.54%) ASP.NET
9 2236 (25.16%) JavaScript
10 2235 (25.15%) Windows
11 1876 (21.11%) TDD
12 1858 (20.91%) ASP.NET MVC
13 1856 (20.89%) HTML
14 1818 (20.46%) T-SQL
15 1669 (18.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 1632 (18.37%) Scrum
17 1523 (17.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 1474 (16.59%) CSS
18 1474 (16.59%) Business Intelligence
19 1385 (15.59%) Oracle
20 1372 (15.44%) Microsoft Azure
21 1339 (15.07%) WCF
22 1333 (15.00%) Banking
23 1243 (13.99%) Degree
24 1201 (13.52%) AngularJS
25 1145 (12.89%) SQL Server 2014
26 1127 (12.68%) .NET Framework
27 1084 (12.20%) Java
28 1078 (12.13%) Data Warehouse
29 1042 (11.73%) 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
1 673 (7.57%) IIS
2 632 (7.11%) SharePoint
3 283 (3.18%) MS Exchange
4 264 (2.97%) Apache
5 250 (2.81%) CMS
6 231 (2.60%) Tomcat
7 227 (2.55%) BizTalk Server
8 200 (2.25%) Elasticsearch
9 166 (1.87%) SharePoint 2013
10 162 (1.82%) Apache Spark
11 138 (1.55%) Confluence
12 135 (1.52%) JBoss
13 126 (1.42%) Umbraco
14 120 (1.35%) WebSphere
15 111 (1.25%) SAS
16 109 (1.23%) EPiServer
17 91 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2010
18 88 (0.99%) Sitecore CMS
19 72 (0.81%) Skype for Business
20 70 (0.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 517 (5.82%) Microsoft Excel
2 280 (3.15%) Microsoft Office
3 74 (0.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 54 (0.61%) MS Visio
5 42 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
6 21 (0.24%) Photoshop
7 20 (0.23%) Microsoft Project
8 14 (0.16%) SPSS
9 11 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
10 7 (0.079%) InfoPath
11 1 (0.011%) Chatbot
11 1 (0.011%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 183 (2.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 58 (0.65%) Dynamics NAV
3 50 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
4 33 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
5 25 (0.28%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 25 (0.28%) Markit EDM
6 22 (0.25%) Eloqua
7 20 (0.23%) Adobe Campaign
8 19 (0.21%) MetaTrader
9 16 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
10 15 (0.17%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 15 (0.17%) SAP BPC
11 13 (0.15%) Northgate Housing
11 13 (0.15%) Siebel CRM
12 12 (0.14%) Actimize
12 12 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
12 12 (0.14%) SAP Hybris
13 11 (0.12%) Endur
13 11 (0.12%) Oracle Cash Management
13 11 (0.12%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 1372 (15.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 815 (9.17%) Amazon AWS
3 311 (3.50%) Office 365
4 253 (2.85%) SaaS
5 223 (2.51%) GitHub
6 144 (1.62%) IaaS
7 136 (1.53%) Cloud Computing
8 132 (1.49%) PaaS
9 82 (0.92%) Azure Active Directory
10 54 (0.61%) Azure Data Factory
11 52 (0.59%) Azure Machine Learning
12 47 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
13 38 (0.43%) Google Analytics
14 36 (0.41%) Amazon EMR
15 35 (0.39%) Google Cloud Platform
16 34 (0.38%) Dynamics 365
17 33 (0.37%) npm
18 29 (0.33%) Google Play
19 27 (0.30%) Amazon S3
20 26 (0.29%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 352 (3.96%) Firewall
2 323 (3.63%) Internet
3 254 (2.86%) DNS
4 189 (2.13%) SAN
5 180 (2.03%) DHCP
6 147 (1.65%) TCP/IP
7 144 (1.62%) WAN
8 139 (1.56%) VPN
9 115 (1.29%) Intranet
10 102 (1.15%) LAN
11 68 (0.77%) VLAN
12 64 (0.72%) HTTP
13 55 (0.62%) Skype
14 49 (0.55%) SSL
15 46 (0.52%) Wireless
16 43 (0.48%) VoIP
17 40 (0.45%) NAS
18 37 (0.42%) Broadband
19 35 (0.39%) FTP
19 35 (0.39%) Hyperconnected
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1669 (18.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1523 (17.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1145 (12.89%) SQL Server 2014
4 1078 (12.13%) Data Warehouse
5 869 (9.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 743 (8.36%) SQL Server 2008
7 740 (8.33%) NoSQL
8 714 (8.04%) Relational Database
9 682 (7.67%) SQL Server 2012
10 651 (7.33%) MySQL
11 414 (4.66%) Power BI
12 393 (4.42%) SQL Server 2016
13 379 (4.27%) MongoDB
14 353 (3.97%) Big Data
15 286 (3.22%) Hadoop
16 274 (3.08%) RDBMS
17 251 (2.82%) BusinessObjects
18 232 (2.61%) Oracle Database
19 220 (2.48%) PostgreSQL
20 207 (2.33%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 751 (8.45%) Git (software)
2 692 (7.79%) Visual Studio
3 686 (7.72%) NUnit
4 633 (7.12%) Team Foundation Server
5 540 (6.08%) Rhino Mocks
6 527 (5.93%) JIRA
7 483 (5.44%) TeamCity
8 452 (5.09%) Subversion
9 363 (4.09%) Moq
10 315 (3.54%) Jenkins
11 300 (3.38%) Octopus Deploy
12 196 (2.21%) MSTest
13 167 (1.88%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 144 (1.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 140 (1.58%) Selenium
16 139 (1.56%) Maven
17 124 (1.40%) Hudson
18 98 (1.10%) Bitbucket
19 88 (0.99%) JUnit
20 87 (0.98%) Mercurial
General
1 3102 (34.91%) Finance
2 1333 (15.00%) Banking
3 544 (6.12%) Investment Banking
4 392 (4.41%) Retail
5 379 (4.27%) Marketing
6 330 (3.71%) Front Office
7 314 (3.53%) Games
8 313 (3.52%) Retail Banking
9 278 (3.13%) Advertising
10 207 (2.33%) Legal
11 167 (1.88%) Financial Institution
11 167 (1.88%) Telecoms
12 163 (1.83%) Law
13 150 (1.69%) Back Office
14 86 (0.97%) Publishing
15 71 (0.80%) Private Banking
16 68 (0.77%) Manufacturing
17 44 (0.50%) Electronics
18 41 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
19 35 (0.39%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 4989 (56.14%) Developer
2 2332 (26.24%) .NET Developer
3 2058 (23.16%) C# Developer
4 1445 (16.26%) C# .NET Developer
5 1028 (11.57%) SQL Developer
6 937 (10.54%) Analyst
7 806 (9.07%) Senior Developer
8 733 (8.25%) ASP.NET Developer
9 673 (7.57%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 564 (6.35%) DBA
11 531 (5.98%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
12 467 (5.26%) SQL DBA
13 397 (4.47%) Architect
14 395 (4.45%) Software Developer
15 392 (4.41%) Business Intelligence Developer
16 378 (4.25%) Applications Support
17 359 (4.04%) Senior .NET Developer
18 354 (3.98%) Java Developer
19 352 (3.96%) SQL Server Developer
20 330 (3.71%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4296 (48.35%) .NET
2 2536 (28.54%) ASP.NET
3 1858 (20.91%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1856 (20.89%) HTML
5 1474 (16.59%) CSS
6 1339 (15.07%) WCF
7 1201 (13.52%) AngularJS
8 1127 (12.68%) .NET Framework
9 1042 (11.73%) ASP.NET Web API
10 992 (11.16%) Web Services
11 975 (10.97%) WPF
12 895 (10.07%) ASP.NET MVC 5
13 811 (9.13%) jQuery
14 751 (8.45%) HTML5
15 661 (7.44%) Entity Framework
16 657 (7.39%) XML
17 635 (7.15%) RESTful
18 599 (6.74%) Ajax
19 591 (6.65%) NHibernate
20 561 (6.31%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 851 (9.58%) Computer Science
2 750 (8.44%) Analytical Skills
3 557 (6.27%) Greenfield Project
4 395 (4.45%) User Experience
5 346 (3.89%) Enterprise Software
6 305 (3.43%) Fintech
7 266 (2.99%) Clustering
8 255 (2.87%) Hedge funds
9 245 (2.76%) Management Information System
10 207 (2.33%) Replication
11 204 (2.30%) Client/Server
12 186 (2.09%) Data Centre
13 162 (1.82%) Fixed Income
14 160 (1.80%) Data Structures
15 157 (1.77%) Equities
16 151 (1.70%) Mobile App
17 140 (1.58%) Algorithms
18 120 (1.35%) Tandem
19 107 (1.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
20 95 (1.07%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 2235 (25.15%) Windows
2 855 (9.62%) Windows Server
3 778 (8.76%) Linux
4 416 (4.68%) Unix
5 313 (3.52%) Windows Server 2008
6 291 (3.27%) Windows Server 2012
7 185 (2.08%) Windows 7
8 158 (1.78%) Windows 10
9 127 (1.43%) Android
10 106 (1.19%) Apple iOS
11 90 (1.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 88 (0.99%) Solaris
13 78 (0.88%) Windows Server 2003
14 66 (0.74%) Ubuntu
15 43 (0.48%) Windows 8
16 42 (0.47%) CentOS
17 31 (0.35%) Windows 2000 Server
18 23 (0.26%) VMS
19 20 (0.23%) Mac OS X
20 16 (0.18%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 3640 (40.96%) Agile Software Development
2 2556 (28.76%) MVC
3 1876 (21.11%) TDD
4 1632 (18.37%) Scrum
5 1474 (16.59%) Business Intelligence
6 1017 (11.44%) ETL
7 943 (10.61%) Continuous Integration
8 889 (10.00%) BDD
9 861 (9.69%) Web Application Development
10 829 (9.33%) OO
11 822 (9.25%) DevOps
12 759 (8.54%) Analytics
13 642 (7.22%) Kanban
14 617 (6.94%) Web Development
15 612 (6.89%) Software Engineering
16 610 (6.86%) Performance Tuning
17 596 (6.71%) ITIL
18 595 (6.70%) SDLC
19 593 (6.67%) Asset Management
20 537 (6.04%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 4800 (54.02%) SQL
2 4129 (46.47%) C#
3 2236 (25.16%) JavaScript
4 1818 (20.46%) T-SQL
5 1084 (12.20%) Java
6 715 (8.05%) PowerShell
7 548 (6.17%) Python
8 361 (4.06%) VB.NET
9 300 (3.38%) VB
10 297 (3.34%) Ruby
11 230 (2.59%) VBA
12 212 (2.39%) R
13 208 (2.34%) C++
14 204 (2.30%) PHP
15 195 (2.19%) PL/SQL
16 165 (1.86%) Shell Script
17 144 (1.62%) TypeScript
18 121 (1.36%) Bash Shell
19 117 (1.32%) Perl
20 107 (1.20%) C
Qualifications
1 1243 (13.99%) Degree
2 352 (3.96%) Computer Science Degree
3 339 (3.81%) Microsoft Certification
4 133 (1.50%) MCSE
5 83 (0.93%) MCSD
6 65 (0.73%) Cisco Certification
6 65 (0.73%) MCAD
7 63 (0.71%) CCNA
7 63 (0.71%) MCITP
8 59 (0.66%) MCP
9 54 (0.61%) Security Cleared
10 49 (0.55%) ITIL Certification
11 44 (0.50%) MCSA
12 43 (0.48%) CISSP
13 41 (0.46%) Numerate Degree
14 38 (0.43%) MCTS
15 36 (0.41%) Master's Degree
16 32 (0.36%) ISEB
17 28 (0.32%) SC Cleared
18 27 (0.30%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 469 (5.28%) QA
2 220 (2.48%) Data Quality
3 94 (1.06%) SLA
4 59 (0.66%) GDPR
5 49 (0.55%) SEPA
6 47 (0.53%) PCI DSS
7 36 (0.41%) PMO
8 28 (0.32%) COBIT
9 22 (0.25%) MiFID
10 20 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 17 (0.19%) EMIR
12 8 (0.090%) Basel III
12 8 (0.090%) GCP
12 8 (0.090%) Solvency II
13 7 (0.079%) GAAP
14 6 (0.068%) Cyber Essentials
14 6 (0.068%) FISMA
14 6 (0.068%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 6 (0.068%) RosettaNet
14 6 (0.068%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 693 (7.80%) Active Directory
2 334 (3.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 233 (2.62%) Docker
4 154 (1.73%) Hyper-V
5 109 (1.23%) VMware ESXi
6 90 (1.01%) XenApp
7 72 (0.81%) vSphere
8 54 (0.61%) Virtual Servers
9 48 (0.54%) XenDesktop
10 41 (0.46%) Virtual Machines
11 37 (0.42%) HDFS
12 21 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
13 20 (0.23%) VMware Workstation
14 13 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
15 12 (0.14%) Cronacle
16 10 (0.11%) Terminal Server
17 9 (0.10%) ISA Server
18 8 (0.090%) NFS
18 8 (0.090%) Terminal Services
18 8 (0.090%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 247 (2.78%) Puppet
2 193 (2.17%) Ansible
3 185 (2.08%) Opscode Chef
4 138 (1.55%) SCCM
5 101 (1.14%) Nagios
6 64 (0.72%) SCOM
7 53 (0.60%) Opsview
8 49 (0.55%) Microsoft Clustering
9 45 (0.51%) WSUS
10 42 (0.47%) Kibana
11 38 (0.43%) Terraform
12 34 (0.38%) Icinga
13 32 (0.36%) Control-M
14 30 (0.34%) logstash
15 29 (0.33%) Kubernetes
15 29 (0.33%) NetBackup
15 29 (0.33%) vCenter Server
16 28 (0.32%) Backup Exec
17 27 (0.30%) Perfmon
18 24 (0.27%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 3259 (36.68%) Microsoft
2 1385 (15.59%) Oracle
3 529 (5.95%) VMware
4 392 (4.41%) Tableau
5 339 (3.81%) Sybase
6 217 (2.44%) Cisco
7 199 (2.24%) Google
8 190 (2.14%) Citrix
9 180 (2.03%) SAP
10 173 (1.95%) Splunk
11 160 (1.80%) Facebook
12 139 (1.56%) IBM
13 132 (1.49%) HP
14 116 (1.31%) Sitecore
15 112 (1.26%) Cognos
16 102 (1.15%) Informatica
17 95 (1.07%) Salesforce.com
18 90 (1.01%) RedGate
19 88 (0.99%) Red Hat
20 87 (0.98%) Siebel