Period
to 10 December 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for SQL Server 2017 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited SQL Server 2017 over the 6 months to 10 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server 2017
UK > England
6 months to
10 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 850 1004 1155
Rank change year-on-year +154 +151 -
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2017 185 129 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.15% 0.087% 0.020%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.56% 0.30% 0.067%
Number of salaries quoted 144 128 27
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +29.41% -
10th Percentile £37,500 £36,850 £34,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £87,500 £60,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +29.41% -

SQL Server 2017 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 England with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 33,093 42,933 50,501
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 26.80% 28.84% 30.21%
Number of salaries quoted 27,635 35,517 42,009
England median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £32,000 £31,375 £30,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -

SQL Server 2017
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing SQL Server 2017 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server 2017 in England

SQL Server 2017
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SQL Server 2017 in England.

Salary trend for SQL Server 2017 in England

SQL Server 2017
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server 2017 in England over the 6 months to 10 December 2019.

Salary histogram for SQL Server 2017 in England

SQL Server 2017
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server 2017 within the England region over the 6 months to 10 December 2019. 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
London +86 91 £70,000 +7.69% 11
South East +59 45 £50,500 +14.77% 4
North of England +72 22 £42,500 - 8
East of England +76 19 £46,250 +8.82% 7
North West +70 19 £45,000 -18.18% 5
Midlands +10 7 £50,000 +6.95% 6
West Midlands +17 5 £50,000 -2.44% 3
Yorkshire +30 3 £37,500 -4.76% 3
East Midlands +21 2 £49,750 +9.34% 3
South West +14 1 £50,000 +25.00%
SQL Server 2017
UK

For the 6 months to 10 December 2019, IT jobs citing SQL Server 2017 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 England region with a requirement for SQL Server 2017.

1 185 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 172 (92.97%) SQL
3 121 (65.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 96 (51.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 81 (43.78%) Microsoft
6 75 (40.54%) Finance
7 73 (39.46%) T-SQL
8 59 (31.89%) Agile Software Development
9 58 (31.35%) SQL Server 2016
10 52 (28.11%) Windows
10 52 (28.11%) SQL Server 2008
11 48 (25.95%) SQL Server 2014
12 47 (25.41%) Azure
13 46 (24.86%) Business Intelligence
14 43 (23.24%) Degree
14 43 (23.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 43 (23.24%) PowerShell
15 39 (21.08%) SQL Server 2005
16 38 (20.54%) ETL
17 37 (20.00%) Clustering
18 36 (19.46%) Data Warehouse
18 36 (19.46%) High Availability
18 36 (19.46%) SQL Server 2012
19 32 (17.30%) Active Directory
20 30 (16.22%) Banking
21 29 (15.68%) Oracle
22 28 (15.14%) ITIL
22 28 (15.14%) Microsoft Certification
22 28 (15.14%) Disaster Recovery
23 27 (14.59%) Management Information System

SQL Server 2017
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 4 (2.16%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.62%) IIS
3 2 (1.08%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 6 (3.24%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 47 (25.41%) Azure
2 21 (11.35%) Power Platform
3 4 (2.16%) AWS
3 4 (2.16%) SaaS
4 2 (1.08%) Office 365
5 1 (0.54%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.54%) Azure Data Factory
5 1 (0.54%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.16%) DNS
2 3 (1.62%) Firewall
3 2 (1.08%) DHCP
3 2 (1.08%) VLAN
4 1 (0.54%) FTP
4 1 (0.54%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.54%) Internet
4 1 (0.54%) IPsec
4 1 (0.54%) LAN
4 1 (0.54%) SAN
4 1 (0.54%) SSL
4 1 (0.54%) VPN
4 1 (0.54%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 185 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 121 (65.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 96 (51.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 58 (31.35%) SQL Server 2016
5 52 (28.11%) SQL Server 2008
6 48 (25.95%) SQL Server 2014
7 43 (23.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 39 (21.08%) SQL Server 2005
9 36 (19.46%) Data Warehouse
9 36 (19.46%) SQL Server 2012
10 25 (13.51%) Relational Database
11 21 (11.35%) Power BI
12 16 (8.65%) Oracle Database
13 12 (6.49%) RDBMS
14 10 (5.41%) SQL Server 2019
15 9 (4.86%) Azure SQL Database
16 7 (3.78%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 7 (3.78%) NoSQL
17 6 (3.24%) Snowflake Schema
18 5 (2.70%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 12 (6.49%) Visual Studio
2 9 (4.86%) Git (software)
2 9 (4.86%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 7 (3.78%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (2.70%) JIRA
5 2 (1.08%) ER Studio
5 2 (1.08%) ERwin
5 2 (1.08%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.08%) JMeter
5 2 (1.08%) TortoiseSVN
6 1 (0.54%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 75 (40.54%) Finance
2 30 (16.22%) Banking
3 5 (2.70%) Manufacturing
3 5 (2.70%) Retail
4 4 (2.16%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.62%) Public Sector
6 2 (1.08%) Advertising
6 2 (1.08%) Law
7 1 (0.54%) French Language
7 1 (0.54%) German Language
Job Titles
1 83 (44.86%) Developer
2 75 (40.54%) DBA
3 70 (37.84%) SQL DBA
4 67 (36.22%) SQL Developer
5 27 (14.59%) Database Developer
6 25 (13.51%) Administrator
7 24 (12.97%) SQL Database Developer
8 18 (9.73%) SQL Server DBA
9 17 (9.19%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 13 (7.03%) Database Engineer
11 12 (6.49%) SQL BI Developer
12 11 (5.95%) Operations Support Engineer
12 11 (5.95%) Support Engineer
13 10 (5.41%) SQL Server Developer
14 7 (3.78%) .NET Developer
14 7 (3.78%) C# Developer
14 7 (3.78%) Senior Developer
14 7 (3.78%) SSIS Developer
14 7 (3.78%) Technical Leader
15 6 (3.24%) Agile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (11.35%) .NET
2 10 (5.41%) .NET Core
3 7 (3.78%) ASP.NET
4 6 (3.24%) ASP.NET Web API
5 5 (2.70%) WinForms
6 4 (2.16%) JSON
7 3 (1.62%) .NET Framework
7 3 (1.62%) Entity Framework
7 3 (1.62%) ODBC
8 2 (1.08%) CSS
8 2 (1.08%) Dapper ORM
8 2 (1.08%) HTML
8 2 (1.08%) Spring
8 2 (1.08%) Spring Boot
8 2 (1.08%) Spring MVC
8 2 (1.08%) Web Services
9 1 (0.54%) ADO.NET
9 1 (0.54%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1 (0.54%) LINQ
9 1 (0.54%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 37 (20.00%) Clustering
2 27 (14.59%) Management Information System
3 14 (7.57%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (5.41%) Replication
5 5 (2.70%) Greenfield Project
5 5 (2.70%) N-Tier
6 3 (1.62%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.08%) FMCG
7 2 (1.08%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.54%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.54%) Derivative
8 1 (0.54%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.54%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 52 (28.11%) Windows
2 25 (13.51%) Unix
3 23 (12.43%) Solaris
4 9 (4.86%) Linux
4 9 (4.86%) Windows Server
5 3 (1.62%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (1.62%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.08%) SUSE
6 2 (1.08%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.54%) VMS
7 1 (0.54%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.54%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (31.89%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (24.86%) Business Intelligence
3 38 (20.54%) ETL
4 36 (19.46%) High Availability
5 28 (15.14%) Disaster Recovery
5 28 (15.14%) ITIL
6 27 (14.59%) Performance Tuning
6 27 (14.59%) Security Hardening
7 25 (13.51%) Information Security
8 23 (12.43%) Asset Management
9 19 (10.27%) Performance Monitoring
10 18 (9.73%) Ticket Management
11 16 (8.65%) Problem-Solving
12 15 (8.11%) BCP
12 15 (8.11%) Business Continuity
12 15 (8.11%) Business Continuity Planning
12 15 (8.11%) DevOps
12 15 (8.11%) Migration
13 11 (5.95%) Analytics
14 10 (5.41%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 172 (92.97%) SQL
2 73 (39.46%) T-SQL
3 43 (23.24%) PowerShell
4 22 (11.89%) C#
5 9 (4.86%) Python
6 7 (3.78%) Bash Shell
7 5 (2.70%) JavaScript
7 5 (2.70%) VBA
8 4 (2.16%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 4 (2.16%) R
9 3 (1.62%) PL/SQL
9 3 (1.62%) VB.NET
10 2 (1.08%) Java
10 2 (1.08%) Java 8
10 2 (1.08%) Java 9
11 1 (0.54%) Perl
11 1 (0.54%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.54%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 43 (23.24%) Degree
2 28 (15.14%) Microsoft Certification
3 25 (13.51%) MCP
4 9 (4.86%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (3.78%) Oracle Certification
6 4 (2.16%) SC Cleared
6 4 (2.16%) Security Cleared
7 3 (1.62%) MCSA
8 1 (0.54%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.54%) Numerate Degree
8 1 (0.54%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (10.27%) SLA
2 10 (5.41%) QA
3 4 (2.16%) Data Quality
4 2 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.54%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.54%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 1 (0.54%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 32 (17.30%) Active Directory
2 19 (10.27%) Firmware
3 11 (5.95%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (2.70%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.54%) Docker
5 1 (0.54%) LXC
Systems Management
1 7 (3.78%) Data Guard
2 4 (2.16%) SQL Sentry
3 3 (1.62%) Nagios
4 2 (1.08%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.54%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.54%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 81 (43.78%) Microsoft
2 29 (15.68%) Oracle
3 25 (13.51%) ServiceNow
4 16 (8.65%) VMware
5 7 (3.78%) Splunk
5 7 (3.78%) Sybase
6 6 (3.24%) Tableau
7 5 (2.70%) RedGate
8 4 (2.16%) Cognos
9 3 (1.62%) CyberArk
9 3 (1.62%) Qualys
9 3 (1.62%) SAP
9 3 (1.62%) SolarWinds
10 2 (1.08%) Xamarin
11 1 (0.54%) Cisco
11 1 (0.54%) Nintex
11 1 (0.54%) Sun