Period
to 25 February 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 25 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
England > London
6 months to
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 14 14 12
Rank change year-on-year 0 -2 -3
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 7,958 8,604 11,208
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 11.50% 12.39% 13.06%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 37.85% 41.47% 41.76%
Number of salaries quoted 6,816 7,824 9,999
London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £76,250
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 21,026 20,746 26,836
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 30.40% 29.88% 31.28%
Number of salaries quoted 17,417 18,106 23,026
London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +3.77%
10th Percentile £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
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 25 February 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 25 February 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 -1 2,048 £55,000 - 259
West London +2 411 £47,500 -1.04% 131
South London -4 226 £47,500 - 39
East London +4 110 £55,000 +23.60% 37
North London +8 103 £43,000 +1.18% 7
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 4,381 (55.05%) SQL
2 3,920 (49.26%) .NET
3 3,804 (47.80%) C#
4 3,240 (40.71%) Agile Software Development
5 2,935 (36.88%) Microsoft
6 2,620 (32.92%) Finance
7 2,368 (29.76%) ASP.NET
8 2,275 (28.59%) MVC
9 1,957 (24.59%) JavaScript
10 1,878 (23.60%) Windows
11 1,823 (22.91%) TDD
12 1,712 (21.51%) ASP.NET MVC
13 1,646 (20.68%) HTML
14 1,572 (19.75%) Business Intelligence
15 1,548 (19.45%) T-SQL
16 1,540 (19.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 1,396 (17.54%) Microsoft Azure
18 1,391 (17.48%) Scrum
19 1,382 (17.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 1,330 (16.71%) WCF
21 1,266 (15.91%) CSS
22 1,118 (14.05%) Degree
23 1,099 (13.81%) Oracle
24 1,082 (13.60%) Data Warehouse
25 1,073 (13.48%) SQL Server 2014
26 1,020 (12.82%) .NET Framework
27 989 (12.43%) AngularJS
28 969 (12.18%) ASP.NET Web API
29 949 (11.93%) WPF
30 913 (11.47%) 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
1 551 (6.92%) SharePoint
2 536 (6.74%) IIS
3 263 (3.30%) MS Exchange
4 251 (3.15%) CMS
5 204 (2.56%) BizTalk Server
6 202 (2.54%) Apache
7 175 (2.20%) SharePoint 2013
8 174 (2.19%) Tomcat
9 154 (1.94%) Apache Spark
10 144 (1.81%) Umbraco
11 142 (1.78%) Elasticsearch
12 117 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2010
13 113 (1.42%) Confluence
14 111 (1.39%) EPiServer
15 96 (1.21%) Sitecore CMS
16 83 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2013
17 77 (0.97%) WebSphere
18 61 (0.77%) Kentico
19 59 (0.74%) Skype for Business
20 49 (0.62%) JBoss
Applications
1 450 (5.65%) Microsoft Excel
2 192 (2.41%) Microsoft Office
3 59 (0.74%) MS Visio
4 40 (0.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 36 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
6 18 (0.23%) SPSS
7 11 (0.14%) Photoshop
8 9 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
9 8 (0.10%) InfoPath
10 7 (0.088%) Microsoft Project
11 4 (0.050%) Stata
12 1 (0.013%) FreeHand
12 1 (0.013%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 144 (1.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 65 (0.82%) Elite 3E
3 46 (0.58%) Markit EDM
4 33 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
5 32 (0.40%) MetaTrader
6 29 (0.36%) Dynamics NAV
7 24 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
8 19 (0.24%) SAP Hybris
9 16 (0.20%) Eloqua
10 14 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
10 14 (0.18%) Payment Gateway
11 13 (0.16%) Cognos Business Intelligence
12 11 (0.14%) Unit4 Business World
13 9 (0.11%) Cognos TM1
13 9 (0.11%) Eagle PACE
13 9 (0.11%) NetSuite
14 8 (0.10%) Salesforce.com CRM
15 7 (0.088%) Rolfe and Nolan
16 6 (0.075%) Actimize
16 6 (0.075%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 1,396 (17.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 701 (8.81%) Amazon AWS
3 320 (4.02%) Office 365
4 255 (3.20%) SaaS
5 149 (1.87%) PaaS
6 133 (1.67%) Cloud Computing
7 119 (1.50%) IaaS
8 102 (1.28%) GitHub
9 86 (1.08%) Azure Active Directory
10 67 (0.84%) Azure Data Factory
11 54 (0.68%) Amazon EC2
12 50 (0.63%) Amazon S3
13 46 (0.58%) Azure Machine Learning
14 43 (0.54%) npm
15 31 (0.39%) Google Play
16 28 (0.35%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
17 27 (0.34%) Google Cloud Platform
18 26 (0.33%) OneDrive
19 21 (0.26%) Dynamics 365
19 21 (0.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 312 (3.92%) Firewall
2 303 (3.81%) Internet
3 238 (2.99%) DNS
4 198 (2.49%) SAN
5 171 (2.15%) DHCP
6 138 (1.73%) TCP/IP
7 129 (1.62%) WAN
8 125 (1.57%) VPN
9 105 (1.32%) LAN
10 69 (0.87%) VLAN
11 62 (0.78%) NAS
12 61 (0.77%) HTTP
13 59 (0.74%) Intranet
14 49 (0.62%) VoIP
14 49 (0.62%) Wireless
15 38 (0.48%) iSCSI
16 37 (0.46%) Hyperconnected
17 36 (0.45%) Broadband
18 34 (0.43%) Network Security
19 33 (0.41%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,540 (19.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1,382 (17.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1,082 (13.60%) Data Warehouse
4 1,073 (13.48%) SQL Server 2014
5 866 (10.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 607 (7.63%) NoSQL
7 588 (7.39%) SQL Server 2008
8 548 (6.89%) Relational Database
9 535 (6.72%) MySQL
10 528 (6.63%) SQL Server 2012
11 500 (6.28%) Power BI
12 409 (5.14%) SQL Server 2016
13 309 (3.88%) Big Data
14 266 (3.34%) Oracle Database
15 253 (3.18%) MongoDB
16 234 (2.94%) Hadoop
17 216 (2.71%) RDBMS
18 188 (2.36%) BusinessObjects
19 177 (2.22%) PostgreSQL
20 152 (1.91%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 726 (9.12%) NUnit
2 724 (9.10%) Git (software)
3 629 (7.90%) Visual Studio
4 595 (7.48%) Team Foundation Server
5 538 (6.76%) Rhino Mocks
6 377 (4.74%) Moq
7 374 (4.70%) JIRA
8 346 (4.35%) Subversion
9 332 (4.17%) TeamCity
10 267 (3.36%) Octopus Deploy
11 211 (2.65%) Jenkins
12 206 (2.59%) MSTest
13 155 (1.95%) Selenium
14 137 (1.72%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 94 (1.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 80 (1.01%) Maven
17 75 (0.94%) MSBuild
18 65 (0.82%) Bitbucket
19 59 (0.74%) Visual Studio Team System
20 56 (0.70%) Cucumber
General
1 2,620 (32.92%) Finance
2 880 (11.06%) Banking
3 363 (4.56%) Retail
4 356 (4.47%) Marketing
5 355 (4.46%) Advertising
6 315 (3.96%) Games
7 281 (3.53%) Investment Banking
8 222 (2.79%) Front Office
9 197 (2.48%) Legal
10 169 (2.12%) Law
11 143 (1.80%) Financial Institution
12 118 (1.48%) Back Office
13 113 (1.42%) Telecoms
14 76 (0.96%) Retail Banking
15 74 (0.93%) Publishing
16 51 (0.64%) Private Banking
17 40 (0.50%) Manufacturing
18 38 (0.48%) Music Industry
19 35 (0.44%) Billing
20 33 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 4,412 (55.44%) Developer
2 2,080 (26.14%) .NET Developer
3 1,930 (24.25%) C# Developer
4 1,298 (16.31%) C# .NET Developer
5 880 (11.06%) Analyst
6 811 (10.19%) SQL Developer
7 705 (8.86%) ASP.NET Developer
8 667 (8.38%) Senior Developer
9 662 (8.32%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 485 (6.09%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 478 (6.01%) DBA
12 421 (5.29%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 411 (5.16%) Architect
14 391 (4.91%) SQL DBA
15 356 (4.47%) Applications Support
16 332 (4.17%) Agile Developer
17 316 (3.97%) Software Developer
18 298 (3.74%) Consultant
19 290 (3.64%) Administrator
20 284 (3.57%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3,920 (49.26%) .NET
2 2,368 (29.76%) ASP.NET
3 1,712 (21.51%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1,646 (20.68%) HTML
5 1,330 (16.71%) WCF
6 1,266 (15.91%) CSS
7 1,020 (12.82%) .NET Framework
8 989 (12.43%) AngularJS
9 969 (12.18%) ASP.NET Web API
10 949 (11.93%) WPF
11 884 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC 5
12 848 (10.66%) Web Services
13 785 (9.86%) jQuery
14 714 (8.97%) HTML5
15 597 (7.50%) RESTful
16 595 (7.48%) Entity Framework
17 574 (7.21%) XML
18 565 (7.10%) Node.js
19 559 (7.02%) NHibernate
20 536 (6.74%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 683 (8.58%) Computer Science
2 659 (8.28%) Analytical Skills
3 569 (7.15%) Greenfield Project
4 366 (4.60%) Enterprise Software
5 303 (3.81%) Fintech
6 250 (3.14%) Hedge funds
7 240 (3.02%) User Experience
8 217 (2.73%) Management Information System
9 196 (2.46%) Clustering
10 180 (2.26%) Data Centre
11 179 (2.25%) Client/Server
12 171 (2.15%) Replication
13 152 (1.91%) Equities
14 141 (1.77%) Mobile App
15 140 (1.76%) Data Structures
16 116 (1.46%) Tandem
17 108 (1.36%) Fixed Income
18 88 (1.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
19 83 (1.04%) Algorithms
20 73 (0.92%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 1,878 (23.60%) Windows
2 703 (8.83%) Windows Server
3 643 (8.08%) Linux
4 277 (3.48%) Unix
5 272 (3.42%) Windows Server 2012
6 263 (3.30%) Windows Server 2008
7 130 (1.63%) Windows 7
8 122 (1.53%) Android
9 108 (1.36%) Windows 10
10 82 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 80 (1.01%) Apple iOS
12 75 (0.94%) Windows Server 2003
13 71 (0.89%) CentOS
14 70 (0.88%) Solaris
15 55 (0.69%) Ubuntu
16 47 (0.59%) Windows 8
17 41 (0.52%) VMS
18 26 (0.33%) Mac OS X
19 14 (0.18%) Windows 2000 Server
20 12 (0.15%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,240 (40.71%) Agile Software Development
2 2,275 (28.59%) MVC
3 1,823 (22.91%) TDD
4 1,572 (19.75%) Business Intelligence
5 1,391 (17.48%) Scrum
6 913 (11.47%) ETL
7 910 (11.44%) BDD
8 889 (11.17%) Web Application Development
9 799 (10.04%) Analytics
9 799 (10.04%) Continuous Integration
10 742 (9.32%) OO
11 619 (7.78%) DevOps
12 606 (7.61%) Software Engineering
13 595 (7.48%) Kanban
14 575 (7.23%) Data Modelling
15 530 (6.66%) Web Development
16 528 (6.63%) ITIL
17 517 (6.50%) SDLC
18 450 (5.65%) Unit Testing
19 447 (5.62%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 4,381 (55.05%) SQL
2 3,804 (47.80%) C#
3 1,957 (24.59%) JavaScript
4 1,548 (19.45%) T-SQL
5 704 (8.85%) Java
6 532 (6.69%) PowerShell
7 400 (5.03%) Python
8 305 (3.83%) VB.NET
9 296 (3.72%) Ruby
10 276 (3.47%) VB
11 227 (2.85%) VBA
12 185 (2.32%) PL/SQL
13 173 (2.17%) PHP
14 155 (1.95%) C++
15 141 (1.77%) R
16 105 (1.32%) TypeScript
17 97 (1.22%) Perl
18 92 (1.16%) C
19 82 (1.03%) Shell Script
20 80 (1.01%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1,118 (14.05%) Degree
2 310 (3.90%) Microsoft Certification
3 273 (3.43%) Computer Science Degree
4 149 (1.87%) MCSE
5 74 (0.93%) MCSD
6 70 (0.88%) Cisco Certification
7 69 (0.87%) MCP
8 67 (0.84%) CCNA
9 62 (0.78%) MCSA
10 58 (0.73%) MCAD
11 57 (0.72%) ISEB
12 56 (0.70%) MCITP
13 40 (0.50%) ITIL Certification
14 39 (0.49%) Security Cleared
15 34 (0.43%) SAFe Agilist
16 33 (0.41%) ISTQB
17 32 (0.40%) CISSP
18 27 (0.34%) Citrix Certification
19 25 (0.31%) SANS
19 25 (0.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 437 (5.49%) QA
2 267 (3.36%) Data Quality
3 90 (1.13%) SLA
4 83 (1.04%) GDPR
5 26 (0.33%) COBIT
5 26 (0.33%) PMO
6 25 (0.31%) SEPA
7 23 (0.29%) MiFID
8 19 (0.24%) EMIR
9 18 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 18 (0.23%) Solvency II
10 17 (0.21%) PCI DSS
11 11 (0.14%) GCP
12 8 (0.10%) HIPAA
13 6 (0.075%) FISMA
13 6 (0.075%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 6 (0.075%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 4 (0.050%) NEBOSH
14 4 (0.050%) WCAG
15 3 (0.038%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 589 (7.40%) Active Directory
2 351 (4.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 215 (2.70%) Docker
4 198 (2.49%) Hyper-V
5 124 (1.56%) XenApp
6 104 (1.31%) VMware ESXi
7 69 (0.87%) vSphere
8 58 (0.73%) XenDesktop
9 51 (0.64%) Virtual Servers
10 33 (0.41%) HDFS
11 31 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
12 24 (0.30%) Microsoft App-V
13 14 (0.18%) VMware NSX
13 14 (0.18%) VMware Workstation
14 13 (0.16%) Terminal Services
15 12 (0.15%) Terminal Server
16 11 (0.14%) XenServer
17 10 (0.13%) Apache Flume
18 9 (0.11%) MetaFrame
19 8 (0.10%) NFS
Systems Management
1 158 (1.99%) Puppet
2 119 (1.50%) SCCM
3 116 (1.46%) Ansible
4 112 (1.41%) Opscode Chef
5 62 (0.78%) Nagios
6 57 (0.72%) SCOM
7 45 (0.57%) WSUS
8 39 (0.49%) Single Sign-On
8 39 (0.49%) Terraform
9 38 (0.48%) Perfmon
10 36 (0.45%) Failover Clustering
11 35 (0.44%) Kibana
12 34 (0.43%) vCenter Server
13 28 (0.35%) Backup Exec
13 28 (0.35%) Control-M
13 28 (0.35%) Kubernetes
13 28 (0.35%) SCOrch
14 26 (0.33%) Norton AntiVirus
15 25 (0.31%) logstash
16 24 (0.30%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 2,935 (36.88%) Microsoft
2 1,099 (13.81%) Oracle
3 534 (6.71%) VMware
4 391 (4.91%) Tableau
5 256 (3.22%) Cisco
6 251 (3.15%) Citrix
7 198 (2.49%) Sybase
8 161 (2.02%) Facebook
8 161 (2.02%) Google
9 133 (1.67%) SAP
10 131 (1.65%) HP
11 123 (1.55%) Sitecore
12 107 (1.34%) Salesforce.com
13 99 (1.24%) Informatica
14 94 (1.18%) Red Hat
15 91 (1.14%) Cognos
16 87 (1.09%) RedGate
17 86 (1.08%) IBM
18 80 (1.01%) EMC
19 79 (0.99%) Dell