Period
to 21 August 2018

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 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
England > London
6 months to
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 14 13 13
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 -4
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 8,253 9,217 10,170
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 11.95% 12.48% 12.60%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 38.10% 42.24% 42.09%
Number of salaries quoted 7,047 7,964 9,145
London median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% -
10th Percentile £35,000 £34,625 £33,500
90th Percentile £83,750 £82,500 £76,250
England median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.33% - +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 21,662 21,819 24,163
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 31.36% 29.54% 29.94%
Number of salaries quoted 17,085 17,785 21,102
London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £37,500 £36,250 £35,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £90,000 £86,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% 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 August 2018.

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 August 2018. 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 1,911 £60,000 +4.35% 257
West London +2 426 £50,000 +5.26% 155
South London -3 280 £50,000 +5.26% 24
East London -12 102 £58,500 +21.24% 48
North London -2 51 £45,000 +12.50% 12
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 21 August 2018, 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 4,606 (55.81%) SQL
2 4,159 (50.39%) C#
3 4,005 (48.53%) .NET
4 3,193 (38.69%) Agile Software Development
5 3,127 (37.89%) Microsoft
6 2,945 (35.68%) Finance
7 2,335 (28.29%) ASP.NET
8 2,179 (26.40%) JavaScript
9 2,156 (26.12%) MVC
10 1,802 (21.83%) Microsoft Azure
11 1,784 (21.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 1,684 (20.40%) T-SQL
13 1,656 (20.07%) HTML
14 1,652 (20.02%) Business Intelligence
15 1,640 (19.87%) TDD
16 1,619 (19.62%) Windows
17 1,546 (18.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 1,505 (18.24%) ASP.NET MVC
19 1,396 (16.92%) AngularJS
20 1,391 (16.85%) ASP.NET Web API
21 1,386 (16.79%) CSS
22 1,313 (15.91%) Data Warehouse
23 1,282 (15.53%) Oracle
24 1,236 (14.98%) Degree
25 1,221 (14.79%) Scrum
26 1,156 (14.01%) Problem-Solving
27 1,155 (13.99%) .NET Framework
28 1,106 (13.40%) SQL Server 2016
29 1,033 (12.52%) ETL
29 1,033 (12.52%) SQL Server Analysis 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
1 469 (5.68%) IIS
2 422 (5.11%) SharePoint
3 303 (3.67%) CMS
4 289 (3.50%) Elasticsearch
5 219 (2.65%) Apache
5 219 (2.65%) MS Exchange
6 168 (2.04%) Tomcat
7 120 (1.45%) Confluence
7 120 (1.45%) Sitecore CMS
8 119 (1.44%) WebSphere
9 111 (1.34%) EPiServer
10 109 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2010
10 109 (1.32%) Umbraco
11 95 (1.15%) Apache Spark
12 83 (1.01%) SAS
13 82 (0.99%) JBoss
14 80 (0.97%) WebLogic
15 77 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2013
16 71 (0.86%) Skype for Business
17 63 (0.76%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 499 (6.05%) Microsoft Excel
2 236 (2.86%) Microsoft Office
3 54 (0.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 53 (0.64%) Spreadsheet
5 51 (0.62%) MS Visio
6 8 (0.097%) AutoCAD
7 7 (0.085%) Adobe Premiere
8 6 (0.073%) Microsoft Project
9 4 (0.048%) ProjectWise
9 4 (0.048%) Revit
9 4 (0.048%) SPSS
10 3 (0.036%) MicroStation
10 3 (0.036%) Stata
11 2 (0.024%) Adobe Illustrator
11 2 (0.024%) Photoshop
12 1 (0.012%) Acrobat
12 1 (0.012%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 1 (0.012%) FreeHand
12 1 (0.012%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 207 (2.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 88 (1.07%) Markit EDM
3 77 (0.93%) Dynamics AX
4 71 (0.86%) thinkFolio
5 51 (0.62%) Dynamics NAV
6 50 (0.61%) Eloqua
7 32 (0.39%) NetSuite
8 27 (0.33%) Elite 3E
9 24 (0.29%) Magento
10 18 (0.22%) Front Arena
10 18 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
11 17 (0.21%) Salesforce.com CRM
12 16 (0.19%) Payment Gateway
13 15 (0.18%) Cognos Business Intelligence
13 15 (0.18%) Relativity
14 14 (0.17%) Adobe Campaign
14 14 (0.17%) Concordance
15 13 (0.16%) MetaTrader
16 11 (0.13%) Infor SunSystems
17 10 (0.12%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 1,802 (21.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 903 (10.94%) Amazon AWS
3 258 (3.13%) SaaS
4 251 (3.04%) Office 365
5 163 (1.98%) PaaS
6 131 (1.59%) IaaS
7 111 (1.34%) Azure Data Factory
8 106 (1.28%) Cloud Computing
9 97 (1.18%) GitHub
10 78 (0.95%) Amazon EC2
11 77 (0.93%) Google Cloud Platform
12 69 (0.84%) npm
13 61 (0.74%) Azure Active Directory
14 53 (0.64%) AWS CloudFormation
15 43 (0.52%) Serverless
16 41 (0.50%) Amazon S3
17 40 (0.48%) Dynamics 365
18 36 (0.44%) NuGet
19 35 (0.42%) Route 53
20 34 (0.41%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 286 (3.47%) Firewall
2 272 (3.30%) SAN
3 245 (2.97%) DNS
3 245 (2.97%) Internet
4 201 (2.44%) TCP/IP
5 151 (1.83%) DHCP
6 144 (1.74%) VPN
7 125 (1.51%) HTTP
8 116 (1.41%) NAS
9 103 (1.25%) WAN
10 102 (1.24%) LAN
11 72 (0.87%) Skype
12 49 (0.59%) VLAN
13 46 (0.56%) Network Security
14 43 (0.52%) Intranet
15 42 (0.51%) SSL
16 39 (0.47%) Remote Desktop
17 36 (0.44%) FTP
18 35 (0.42%) SMS
19 31 (0.38%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,784 (21.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1,546 (18.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1,313 (15.91%) Data Warehouse
4 1,106 (13.40%) SQL Server 2016
5 1,033 (12.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 740 (8.97%) NoSQL
7 684 (8.29%) SQL Server 2008
8 671 (8.13%) SQL Server 2012
9 664 (8.05%) Power BI
10 637 (7.72%) Relational Database
11 557 (6.75%) MySQL
12 417 (5.05%) Big Data
13 399 (4.83%) SQL Server 2014
14 370 (4.48%) MongoDB
15 293 (3.55%) Oracle Database
16 279 (3.38%) PostgreSQL
17 248 (3.00%) Hadoop
18 230 (2.79%) RDBMS
19 225 (2.73%) Data Lake
20 210 (2.54%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 1,018 (12.33%) Git (software)
2 694 (8.41%) Team Foundation Server
3 675 (8.18%) Visual Studio
4 407 (4.93%) TeamCity
5 337 (4.08%) NUnit
6 314 (3.80%) JIRA
7 303 (3.67%) Jenkins
8 288 (3.49%) Octopus Deploy
9 265 (3.21%) Subversion
10 219 (2.65%) Selenium
11 184 (2.23%) Visual Studio Team System
12 142 (1.72%) Rhino Mocks
13 123 (1.49%) Moq
14 106 (1.28%) Bitbucket
15 96 (1.16%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
16 88 (1.07%) SpecFlow
17 79 (0.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 74 (0.90%) MSTest
19 73 (0.88%) Maven
20 66 (0.80%) JUnit
General
1 2,945 (35.68%) Finance
2 838 (10.15%) Banking
3 457 (5.54%) Advertising
4 382 (4.63%) Games
5 364 (4.41%) Retail
6 343 (4.16%) Marketing
7 330 (4.00%) Front Office
8 261 (3.16%) Investment Banking
9 198 (2.40%) Legal
10 139 (1.68%) Law
11 114 (1.38%) Back Office
12 96 (1.16%) Financial Institution
13 69 (0.84%) Telecoms
14 53 (0.64%) French Language
15 47 (0.57%) German Language
16 41 (0.50%) Italian Language
17 36 (0.44%) Music Industry
18 33 (0.40%) Publishing
19 29 (0.35%) Billing
19 29 (0.35%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4,699 (56.94%) Developer
2 2,141 (25.94%) .NET Developer
3 1,878 (22.76%) C# Developer
4 1,190 (14.42%) C# .NET Developer
5 946 (11.46%) SQL Developer
6 877 (10.63%) Analyst
7 668 (8.09%) Senior Developer
8 586 (7.10%) ASP.NET Developer
9 576 (6.98%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 535 (6.48%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 437 (5.30%) Architect
12 421 (5.10%) DBA
13 350 (4.24%) Applications Support
13 350 (4.24%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
14 343 (4.16%) Software Developer
15 330 (4.00%) SQL Server Developer
16 326 (3.95%) SQL DBA
17 300 (3.64%) SSIS Developer
18 294 (3.56%) Consultant
19 292 (3.54%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4,005 (48.53%) .NET
2 2,335 (28.29%) ASP.NET
3 1,656 (20.07%) HTML
4 1,505 (18.24%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1,396 (16.92%) AngularJS
6 1,391 (16.85%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1,386 (16.79%) CSS
8 1,155 (13.99%) .NET Framework
9 991 (12.01%) Web Services
10 961 (11.64%) WCF
11 840 (10.18%) RESTful
12 828 (10.03%) jQuery
13 805 (9.75%) Entity Framework
14 648 (7.85%) WPF
15 628 (7.61%) ASP.NET MVC 5
16 591 (7.16%) XML
17 550 (6.66%) HTML5
18 519 (6.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 455 (5.51%) REST
20 435 (5.27%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 745 (9.03%) Computer Science
2 728 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
3 726 (8.80%) Greenfield Project
4 453 (5.49%) Fintech
5 308 (3.73%) Hedge funds
6 278 (3.37%) Enterprise Software
7 274 (3.32%) User Experience
8 247 (2.99%) Management Information System
9 246 (2.98%) Equities
10 214 (2.59%) Clustering
11 202 (2.45%) Derivative
12 191 (2.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 184 (2.23%) Fixed Income
14 182 (2.21%) Self-Motivation
15 180 (2.18%) Replication
16 175 (2.12%) Data Structures
17 155 (1.88%) Tandem
18 152 (1.84%) Algorithms
19 118 (1.43%) Data Centre
20 115 (1.39%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 1,619 (19.62%) Windows
2 686 (8.31%) Linux
3 636 (7.71%) Windows Server
4 306 (3.71%) Unix
5 252 (3.05%) Windows Server 2012
6 224 (2.71%) Windows Server 2008
7 187 (2.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 117 (1.42%) Android
9 108 (1.31%) Solaris
10 96 (1.16%) Windows 10
11 90 (1.09%) Windows 7
12 85 (1.03%) CentOS
13 61 (0.74%) Windows Server 2003
14 58 (0.70%) AIX
15 57 (0.69%) Apple iOS
16 53 (0.64%) Ubuntu
17 50 (0.61%) HPUX
18 37 (0.45%) Mac OS
19 31 (0.38%) Mac OS X
20 27 (0.33%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,193 (38.69%) Agile Software Development
2 2,156 (26.12%) MVC
3 1,652 (20.02%) Business Intelligence
4 1,640 (19.87%) TDD
5 1,221 (14.79%) Scrum
6 1,156 (14.01%) Problem-Solving
7 1,033 (12.52%) ETL
8 976 (11.83%) Continuous Integration
9 923 (11.18%) BDD
10 881 (10.67%) Web Application Development
11 769 (9.32%) Analytics
12 755 (9.15%) OO
13 635 (7.69%) DevOps
14 610 (7.39%) Software Engineering
15 592 (7.17%) SDLC
16 577 (6.99%) Web Development
17 548 (6.64%) Test Automation
18 516 (6.25%) ITIL
19 507 (6.14%) Microservices
20 506 (6.13%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 4,606 (55.81%) SQL
2 4,159 (50.39%) C#
3 2,179 (26.40%) JavaScript
4 1,684 (20.40%) T-SQL
5 989 (11.98%) Java
6 811 (9.83%) PowerShell
7 657 (7.96%) Python
8 379 (4.59%) Ruby
9 270 (3.27%) VBA
10 235 (2.85%) Perl
11 218 (2.64%) VB.NET
12 214 (2.59%) C++
13 209 (2.53%) VB
14 200 (2.42%) Bash Shell
15 177 (2.14%) PL/SQL
16 176 (2.13%) PHP
17 149 (1.81%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
18 134 (1.62%) R
19 118 (1.43%) VBScript
20 115 (1.39%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1,236 (14.98%) Degree
2 345 (4.18%) Computer Science Degree
3 262 (3.17%) Microsoft Certification
4 143 (1.73%) MCSE
5 78 (0.95%) MCSA
6 67 (0.81%) Security Cleared
7 65 (0.79%) ITIL Certification
8 61 (0.74%) SAFe Agilist
9 51 (0.62%) Numerate Degree
10 48 (0.58%) ISEB
11 44 (0.53%) MCITP
12 42 (0.51%) CCNA
12 42 (0.51%) Cisco Certification
13 34 (0.41%) CISSP
14 31 (0.38%) SC Cleared
15 27 (0.33%) MCP
16 25 (0.30%) ISTQB
17 24 (0.29%) Master's Degree
18 20 (0.24%) AWS Certification
19 17 (0.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 373 (4.52%) QA
2 218 (2.64%) Data Quality
3 81 (0.98%) SLA
4 62 (0.75%) GDPR
5 28 (0.34%) MiFID
6 25 (0.30%) GCP
7 23 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 21 (0.25%) PCI DSS
9 14 (0.17%) EMIR
10 8 (0.097%) FATCA
11 7 (0.085%) IFRS
11 7 (0.085%) WAI
12 6 (0.073%) IFRS 9
12 6 (0.073%) PMO
13 4 (0.048%) COBIT
13 4 (0.048%) Cyber Essentials
13 4 (0.048%) ISO 9001
13 4 (0.048%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 4 (0.048%) Solvency II
14 3 (0.036%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 569 (6.89%) Active Directory
2 312 (3.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 248 (3.00%) Docker
4 213 (2.58%) Hyper-V
5 87 (1.05%) vSphere
6 84 (1.02%) XenApp
7 55 (0.67%) Oracle RAC
8 54 (0.65%) VMware ESXi
9 47 (0.57%) XenDesktop
10 41 (0.50%) HDFS
11 24 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
12 21 (0.25%) Apache Flume
13 17 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
14 16 (0.19%) XenServer
15 15 (0.18%) DFS Replication
16 12 (0.15%) BitLocker
17 11 (0.13%) MetaFrame
17 11 (0.13%) NFS
17 11 (0.13%) VMware NSX
18 9 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 196 (2.37%) Puppet
2 166 (2.01%) Opscode Chef
3 161 (1.95%) Ansible
4 130 (1.58%) SCCM
5 109 (1.32%) Kubernetes
6 74 (0.90%) Kibana
7 73 (0.88%) Terraform
8 59 (0.71%) Perfmon
9 58 (0.70%) Failover Clustering
10 46 (0.56%) Microsoft Clustering
11 45 (0.55%) SCOM
12 44 (0.53%) Nagios
13 42 (0.51%) Salt
14 41 (0.50%) logstash
15 36 (0.44%) Automic
16 29 (0.35%) Control-M
17 26 (0.32%) WSUS
18 22 (0.27%) Oozie
18 22 (0.27%) Packer
19 21 (0.25%) Dollar Universe
Vendors
1 3,127 (37.89%) Microsoft
2 1,282 (15.53%) Oracle
3 491 (5.95%) VMware
4 377 (4.57%) Tableau
5 228 (2.76%) Citrix
6 222 (2.69%) Google
7 184 (2.23%) Red Hat
8 156 (1.89%) Cisco
9 143 (1.73%) Sitecore
10 141 (1.71%) SAP
11 129 (1.56%) Bloomberg
12 124 (1.50%) IBM
13 118 (1.43%) Facebook
14 115 (1.39%) HP
15 106 (1.28%) Informatica
16 105 (1.27%) Reuters
16 105 (1.27%) Sybase
17 93 (1.13%) Cognos
18 92 (1.11%) Salesforce.com
19 83 (1.01%) NetApp