Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Leeds 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)
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 9 5 4
Rank change year-on-year -4 -1 +3
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 775 1087 1431
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 15.56% 20.14% 20.65%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 53.60% 64.97% 61.68%
Number of salaries quoted 676 1016 1198
Leeds median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £27,750 £28,250 £27,000
90th Percentile £57,500 £53,750 £58,750
West Yorkshire median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%

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 Leeds with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
Leeds
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 1446 1673 2320
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 29.02% 30.99% 33.47%
Number of salaries quoted 1280 1513 1869
Leeds median annual salary £45,000 £41,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.43% -2.35% +6.25%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,250 £28,500
90th Percentile £61,250 £57,500 £60,250
West Yorkshire median annual salary £44,471 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +11.18% - +3.23%

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server in Leeds

SQL Server
Salary Trend in Leeds

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

Salary trend for SQL Server in Leeds

SQL Server
Salary Histogram in Leeds

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in Leeds over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Salary histogram for SQL Server in Leeds

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 Leeds region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 473 (61.03%) SQL
2 364 (46.97%) Microsoft
3 341 (44.00%) .NET
4 320 (41.29%) C#
5 258 (33.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 239 (30.84%) Agile Software Development
7 191 (24.65%) ASP.NET
8 182 (23.48%) T-SQL
9 176 (22.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 164 (21.16%) MVC
11 154 (19.87%) Business Intelligence
12 144 (18.58%) Windows
13 141 (18.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 126 (16.26%) SQL Server 2008
15 123 (15.87%) Oracle
16 118 (15.23%) Data Warehouse
17 117 (15.10%) ETL
18 111 (14.32%) Microsoft Azure
19 109 (14.06%) ASP.NET MVC
20 105 (13.55%) JavaScript
21 100 (12.90%) SQL Server 2012
22 92 (11.87%) .NET Framework
23 90 (11.61%) Degree
23 90 (11.61%) Windows Server
24 83 (10.71%) Visual Studio
25 82 (10.58%) Scrum
26 81 (10.45%) Finance
27 78 (10.06%) Web Services
28 76 (9.81%) TDD
28 76 (9.81%) Team Foundation Server

SQL Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leeds 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 52 (6.71%) IIS
2 48 (6.19%) SharePoint
3 39 (5.03%) MS Exchange
4 21 (2.71%) SAS
5 15 (1.94%) Confluence
6 14 (1.81%) CMS
7 13 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2007
8 12 (1.55%) Tomcat
9 11 (1.42%) Apache
9 11 (1.42%) Skype for Business
10 10 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2010
10 10 (1.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 8 (1.03%) Apache Spark
11 8 (1.03%) SharePoint 2010
11 8 (1.03%) SharePoint 2013
12 7 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2013
13 5 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
13 5 (0.65%) JBoss
13 5 (0.65%) WebSphere
14 4 (0.52%) EPiServer
Applications
1 31 (4.00%) Microsoft Office
2 23 (2.97%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.39%) SPSS
4 2 (0.26%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 20 (2.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.13%) Cognos Planning
4 1 (0.13%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 111 (14.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 34 (4.39%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (2.06%) Office 365
4 5 (0.65%) SaaS
5 4 (0.52%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.26%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.26%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.26%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
6 2 (0.26%) GitHub
6 2 (0.26%) PaaS
6 2 (0.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (0.13%) Bluemix
7 1 (0.13%) Boomi
7 1 (0.13%) Firebase
7 1 (0.13%) IaaS
7 1 (0.13%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 43 (5.55%) SAN
2 34 (4.39%) LAN
3 32 (4.13%) WAN
4 18 (2.32%) Firewall
5 17 (2.19%) VPN
6 16 (2.06%) DNS
7 15 (1.94%) DHCP
8 8 (1.03%) Internet
8 8 (1.03%) Network Security
9 6 (0.77%) Cisco ASA
10 5 (0.65%) NAS
10 5 (0.65%) TCP/IP
10 5 (0.65%) VoIP
11 4 (0.52%) SNMP
12 3 (0.39%) ISDN
12 3 (0.39%) MPLS
12 3 (0.39%) PuTTY
12 3 (0.39%) WinSCP
13 2 (0.26%) Skype
13 2 (0.26%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 258 (33.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 176 (22.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 141 (18.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 126 (16.26%) SQL Server 2008
5 118 (15.23%) Data Warehouse
6 100 (12.90%) SQL Server 2012
7 67 (8.65%) SQL Server 2014
8 56 (7.23%) Relational Database
9 55 (7.10%) SQL Server 2016
10 48 (6.19%) SQL Server 2005
11 42 (5.42%) MySQL
12 23 (2.97%) Power BI
13 18 (2.32%) Big Data
14 17 (2.19%) SAP Data Services
15 15 (1.94%) BusinessObjects
15 15 (1.94%) Data Mining
15 15 (1.94%) Oracle Database
15 15 (1.94%) RDBMS
16 14 (1.81%) MS Access
16 14 (1.81%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 83 (10.71%) Visual Studio
2 76 (9.81%) Team Foundation Server
3 45 (5.81%) Git (software)
4 38 (4.90%) SpecFlow
5 37 (4.77%) Octopus Deploy
6 26 (3.35%) JIRA
6 26 (3.35%) Selenium
7 25 (3.23%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 24 (3.10%) Subversion
9 22 (2.84%) TeamCity
10 17 (2.19%) NUnit
11 16 (2.06%) FitNesse
12 13 (1.68%) Jenkins
12 13 (1.68%) SoapUI
13 10 (1.29%) Cucumber
13 10 (1.29%) MSTest
14 7 (0.90%) HP UFT
14 7 (0.90%) Talend Open Studio
14 7 (0.90%) tSQLt
15 5 (0.65%) Eclipse
General
1 81 (10.45%) Finance
2 39 (5.03%) Advertising
3 22 (2.84%) Legal
4 16 (2.06%) Games
4 16 (2.06%) Marketing
5 12 (1.55%) Retail
6 9 (1.16%) Pharmaceutical
7 5 (0.65%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.52%) Automotive
8 4 (0.52%) Retail Banking
9 3 (0.39%) Law
9 3 (0.39%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.26%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.26%) Local Government
11 1 (0.13%) Billing
Job Titles
1 373 (48.13%) Developer
2 166 (21.42%) .NET Developer
3 112 (14.45%) C# Developer
4 99 (12.77%) SQL Developer
5 88 (11.35%) C# .NET Developer
6 79 (10.19%) DBA
6 79 (10.19%) Senior Developer
7 75 (9.68%) Analyst
8 66 (8.52%) Administrator
9 60 (7.74%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 58 (7.48%) SQL DBA
11 45 (5.81%) SSIS Developer
12 41 (5.29%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
12 41 (5.29%) Senior .NET Developer
12 41 (5.29%) Senior C# Developer
13 35 (4.52%) ASP.NET Developer
14 33 (4.26%) SQL BI Developer
15 32 (4.13%) T-SQL Developer
16 31 (4.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
16 31 (4.00%) ETL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 341 (44.00%) .NET
2 191 (24.65%) ASP.NET
3 109 (14.06%) ASP.NET MVC
4 92 (11.87%) .NET Framework
5 78 (10.06%) Web Services
6 74 (9.55%) AngularJS
7 66 (8.52%) HTML
8 58 (7.48%) ASP.NET Web API
9 56 (7.23%) WCF
10 47 (6.06%) CSS
11 40 (5.16%) XML
12 36 (4.65%) jQuery
13 34 (4.39%) Entity Framework
14 33 (4.26%) SOAP
15 24 (3.10%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 20 (2.58%) ASP.NET MVC 5
17 19 (2.45%) KnockoutJS
17 19 (2.45%) WPF
17 19 (2.45%) XSD
18 18 (2.32%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 53 (6.84%) Analytical Skills
2 43 (5.55%) NHS
3 34 (4.39%) Management Information System
4 30 (3.87%) Enterprise Software
5 19 (2.45%) Greenfield Project
6 18 (2.32%) Data Structures
6 18 (2.32%) Replication
7 17 (2.19%) Data Centre
8 13 (1.68%) Music Streaming
9 12 (1.55%) Clustering
9 12 (1.55%) N-Tier
9 12 (1.55%) User Experience
10 11 (1.42%) Private Cloud
11 9 (1.16%) Computer Science
12 8 (1.03%) Mobile App
12 8 (1.03%) PKI
12 8 (1.03%) Public Cloud
13 5 (0.65%) Fintech
13 5 (0.65%) Hybrid Cloud
13 5 (0.65%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 144 (18.58%) Windows
2 90 (11.61%) Windows Server
3 57 (7.35%) Linux
4 44 (5.68%) Windows Server 2012
5 40 (5.16%) Windows Server 2008
6 28 (3.61%) Unix
7 27 (3.48%) Windows 7
8 8 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (1.03%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (0.39%) AIX
9 3 (0.39%) Android
9 3 (0.39%) Apple iOS
9 3 (0.39%) HPUX
9 3 (0.39%) Mac OS
9 3 (0.39%) Solaris
10 1 (0.13%) CentOS
10 1 (0.13%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.13%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.13%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 239 (30.84%) Agile Software Development
2 164 (21.16%) MVC
3 154 (19.87%) Business Intelligence
4 117 (15.10%) ETL
5 82 (10.58%) Scrum
6 76 (9.81%) TDD
7 67 (8.65%) SDLC
8 56 (7.23%) Data Modelling
9 53 (6.84%) Disaster Recovery
10 52 (6.71%) Mentoring
11 50 (6.45%) Performance Tuning
12 48 (6.19%) Software Engineering
13 44 (5.68%) OO
13 44 (5.68%) Test Automation
14 43 (5.55%) Continuous Integration
15 40 (5.16%) E-Commerce
16 37 (4.77%) Web Development
17 36 (4.65%) BDD
17 36 (4.65%) ITIL
18 35 (4.52%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 473 (61.03%) SQL
2 320 (41.29%) C#
3 182 (23.48%) T-SQL
4 105 (13.55%) JavaScript
5 62 (8.00%) PowerShell
6 49 (6.32%) Java
6 49 (6.32%) Python
7 41 (5.29%) VB
8 24 (3.10%) VBA
9 19 (2.45%) Ruby
10 17 (2.19%) PL/SQL
10 17 (2.19%) VB6
11 13 (1.68%) VB.NET
12 9 (1.16%) Bash Shell
13 8 (1.03%) C++
14 7 (0.90%) Shell Script
15 5 (0.65%) R
16 4 (0.52%) PHP
16 4 (0.52%) VC++
17 3 (0.39%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 90 (11.61%) Degree
2 36 (4.65%) Microsoft Certification
3 25 (3.23%) MCSA
3 25 (3.23%) MCSE
4 21 (2.71%) Security Cleared
5 17 (2.19%) SC Cleared
6 10 (1.29%) Computer Science Degree
7 9 (1.16%) ISEB
8 8 (1.03%) ISTQB
8 8 (1.03%) Numerate Degree
9 6 (0.77%) CEH
9 6 (0.77%) CREST Certified
9 6 (0.77%) Master's Degree
9 6 (0.77%) MCP
9 6 (0.77%) OSCP
10 5 (0.65%) AWS Certification
10 5 (0.65%) CCNA
10 5 (0.65%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (0.52%) CISSP
12 2 (0.26%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (4.13%) SLA
2 14 (1.81%) Data Quality
3 9 (1.16%) QA
4 7 (0.90%) GDPR
4 7 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.39%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.26%) DICOM
6 2 (0.26%) HL7
6 2 (0.26%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 60 (7.74%) Active Directory
2 59 (7.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (3.48%) XenApp
3 27 (3.48%) XenDesktop
4 16 (2.06%) Docker
5 15 (1.94%) vSphere
6 13 (1.68%) Hyper-V
7 8 (1.03%) Virtual Machines
8 7 (0.90%) Terminal Services
8 7 (0.90%) VMware ESXi
9 6 (0.77%) Virtual Desktop
10 4 (0.52%) KVM
11 3 (0.39%) XenServer
12 2 (0.26%) Terminal Server
13 1 (0.13%) Microsoft App-V
13 1 (0.13%) OpenSIPS
13 1 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 15 (1.94%) Puppet
2 14 (1.81%) SCCM
3 8 (1.03%) Grafana
3 8 (1.03%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 8 (1.03%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (0.90%) LiteSpeed
4 7 (0.90%) SCOM
5 6 (0.77%) Ansible
5 6 (0.77%) Norton AntiVirus
5 6 (0.77%) ZENworks
6 5 (0.65%) vCenter Server
6 5 (0.65%) WSUS
7 4 (0.52%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (0.52%) ServiceCenter
7 4 (0.52%) WMI
8 3 (0.39%) Backup Exec
8 3 (0.39%) Cobbler
9 2 (0.26%) Failover Clustering
9 2 (0.26%) Rancher
9 2 (0.26%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 364 (46.97%) Microsoft
2 123 (15.87%) Oracle
3 73 (9.42%) VMware
4 45 (5.81%) Citrix
5 33 (4.26%) SAP
6 28 (3.61%) NetApp
7 25 (3.23%) HP
8 23 (2.97%) Cisco
9 17 (2.19%) Tableau
10 16 (2.06%) CommVault
11 12 (1.55%) Google
12 11 (1.42%) Red Hat
13 10 (1.29%) Dell Compellent
13 10 (1.29%) Xamarin
14 9 (1.16%) Dell
14 9 (1.16%) Facebook
14 9 (1.16%) Splunk
15 8 (1.03%) Veeam
16 7 (0.90%) Talend
17 6 (0.77%) Cognos