Period
to 18 January 2018

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

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
6 months to
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 11 4 4
Rank change year-on-year -7 0 +3
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 667 1,100 1,413
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 13.98% 20.68% 20.83%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 52.35% 65.44% 59.44%
Number of salaries quoted 582 1,016 1,135
Leeds median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £53,750 £58,750
West Yorkshire median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%

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 1,274 1,681 2,377
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 26.70% 31.60% 35.04%
Number of salaries quoted 1,117 1,528 1,883
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 £28,175 £27,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £62,000
West Yorkshire median annual salary £43,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +7.50% - -

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 18 January 2018.

Salary histogram for SQL Server in Leeds

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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.

1 376 (56.37%) SQL
2 320 (47.98%) Microsoft
3 312 (46.78%) .NET
4 290 (43.48%) C#
5 214 (32.08%) Agile Software Development
6 197 (29.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 173 (25.94%) ASP.NET
8 164 (24.59%) MVC
9 146 (21.89%) T-SQL
10 136 (20.39%) Business Intelligence
11 135 (20.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 108 (16.19%) Windows
13 107 (16.04%) ETL
14 106 (15.89%) Oracle
15 105 (15.74%) ASP.NET MVC
16 102 (15.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 99 (14.84%) JavaScript
18 98 (14.69%) .NET Framework
18 98 (14.69%) Microsoft Azure
19 95 (14.24%) Data Warehouse
20 88 (13.19%) SQL Server 2008
21 83 (12.44%) Visual Studio
22 79 (11.84%) HTML
23 77 (11.54%) Team Foundation Server
24 74 (11.09%) Windows Server
25 73 (10.94%) SQL Server 2012
25 73 (10.94%) Finance
26 70 (10.49%) VMware
27 67 (10.04%) TDD
28 66 (9.90%) CSS

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 43 (6.45%) SharePoint
2 39 (5.85%) IIS
3 35 (5.25%) MS Exchange
4 19 (2.85%) Skype for Business
5 14 (2.10%) CMS
6 11 (1.65%) Confluence
7 10 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2007
8 9 (1.35%) SAS
9 6 (0.90%) Apache
9 6 (0.90%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 5 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2010
11 4 (0.60%) Apache Spark
11 4 (0.60%) BizTalk Server
11 4 (0.60%) EPiServer
11 4 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2013
11 4 (0.60%) JBoss
11 4 (0.60%) Kentico
11 4 (0.60%) Umbraco
11 4 (0.60%) WebLogic
11 4 (0.60%) WebSphere
Applications
1 21 (3.15%) Microsoft Excel
2 19 (2.85%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.30%) Chatbot
3 2 (0.30%) SPSS
4 1 (0.15%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 19 (2.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.75%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.30%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.15%) Cognos Planning
4 1 (0.15%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 98 (14.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 30 (4.50%) Amazon AWS
3 22 (3.30%) Office 365
4 8 (1.20%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (0.45%) IaaS
5 3 (0.45%) PaaS
6 2 (0.30%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.30%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.30%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (0.30%) Force.com
6 2 (0.30%) SaaS
6 2 (0.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (0.15%) Boomi
7 1 (0.15%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
7 1 (0.15%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 38 (5.70%) SAN
2 33 (4.95%) LAN
3 30 (4.50%) WAN
4 22 (3.30%) DNS
5 19 (2.85%) DHCP
6 16 (2.40%) Firewall
7 7 (1.05%) Network Security
7 7 (1.05%) VPN
8 6 (0.90%) Cisco ASA
8 6 (0.90%) Internet
8 6 (0.90%) VoIP
9 4 (0.60%) ISDN
9 4 (0.60%) NAS
10 3 (0.45%) MPLS
10 3 (0.45%) PuTTY
10 3 (0.45%) Remote Desktop
10 3 (0.45%) WinSCP
11 2 (0.30%) Intranet
11 2 (0.30%) SSL
11 2 (0.30%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 197 (29.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 135 (20.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 102 (15.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 95 (14.24%) Data Warehouse
5 88 (13.19%) SQL Server 2008
6 73 (10.94%) SQL Server 2012
7 48 (7.20%) SQL Server 2016
8 47 (7.05%) SQL Server 2014
9 34 (5.10%) SQL Server 2005
10 32 (4.80%) MySQL
11 28 (4.20%) Relational Database
12 24 (3.60%) NoSQL
13 16 (2.40%) Power BI
14 15 (2.25%) QlikView
15 12 (1.80%) Amazon RDS
16 11 (1.65%) Crystal Reports
17 9 (1.35%) Big Data
17 9 (1.35%) Data Mining
17 9 (1.35%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
17 9 (1.35%) Event Store
Development Applications
1 83 (12.44%) Visual Studio
2 77 (11.54%) Team Foundation Server
3 47 (7.05%) Git (software)
4 31 (4.65%) SpecFlow
5 27 (4.05%) Octopus Deploy
6 16 (2.40%) TeamCity
7 15 (2.25%) JIRA
7 15 (2.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 15 (2.25%) Subversion
8 12 (1.80%) FitNesse
9 10 (1.50%) NUnit
9 10 (1.50%) Selenium
10 7 (1.05%) MSTest
11 6 (0.90%) Cucumber
11 6 (0.90%) SoapUI
11 6 (0.90%) tSQLt
12 4 (0.60%) Eclipse
12 4 (0.60%) HP UFT
12 4 (0.60%) Oracle APEX
13 3 (0.45%) LoadRunner
General
1 73 (10.94%) Finance
2 35 (5.25%) Advertising
3 21 (3.15%) Legal
4 13 (1.95%) Retail
5 12 (1.80%) Law
5 12 (1.80%) Pharmaceutical
6 11 (1.65%) Games
7 7 (1.05%) Marketing
8 3 (0.45%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.30%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.30%) Mandarin Language
10 1 (0.15%) Automotive
10 1 (0.15%) Billing
10 1 (0.15%) Local Government
10 1 (0.15%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 363 (54.42%) Developer
2 178 (26.69%) .NET Developer
3 122 (18.29%) C# Developer
4 97 (14.54%) C# .NET Developer
5 96 (14.39%) SQL Developer
6 79 (11.84%) Senior Developer
7 63 (9.45%) Analyst
8 55 (8.25%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 48 (7.20%) DBA
10 44 (6.60%) Senior .NET Developer
10 44 (6.60%) Senior C# Developer
11 43 (6.45%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
12 42 (6.30%) Administrator
13 37 (5.55%) SSIS Developer
14 31 (4.65%) Architect
14 31 (4.65%) SQL DBA
15 30 (4.50%) ASP.NET Developer
16 29 (4.35%) Software Developer
16 29 (4.35%) SQL BI Developer
16 29 (4.35%) T-SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 312 (46.78%) .NET
2 173 (25.94%) ASP.NET
3 105 (15.74%) ASP.NET MVC
4 98 (14.69%) .NET Framework
5 79 (11.84%) HTML
6 66 (9.90%) CSS
7 62 (9.30%) Web Services
8 61 (9.15%) AngularJS
9 60 (9.00%) WCF
10 49 (7.35%) ASP.NET Web API
11 40 (6.00%) Entity Framework
12 39 (5.85%) XML
13 38 (5.70%) jQuery
14 27 (4.05%) WPF
15 23 (3.45%) Node.js
16 22 (3.30%) REST
16 22 (3.30%) SOAP
17 21 (3.15%) RESTful
18 20 (3.00%) WinForms
19 19 (2.85%) ASP.NET MVC 5
Miscellaneous
1 40 (6.00%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (4.65%) Management Information System
3 30 (4.50%) Greenfield Project
4 25 (3.75%) NHS
5 22 (3.30%) Enterprise Software
6 18 (2.70%) Clustering
7 16 (2.40%) Data Structures
8 14 (2.10%) N-Tier
9 12 (1.80%) Computer Science
10 11 (1.65%) PKI
10 11 (1.65%) Replication
10 11 (1.65%) User Experience
11 10 (1.50%) Music Streaming
12 9 (1.35%) Data Centre
12 9 (1.35%) Private Cloud
13 8 (1.20%) Tandem
14 7 (1.05%) Public Cloud
15 6 (0.90%) Mobile App
16 4 (0.60%) Digital Media
16 4 (0.60%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 108 (16.19%) Windows
2 74 (11.09%) Windows Server
3 44 (6.60%) Windows Server 2012
4 40 (6.00%) Linux
5 30 (4.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 22 (3.30%) Windows 7
7 20 (3.00%) Unix
8 6 (0.90%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (0.60%) AIX
10 4 (0.60%) HPUX
10 4 (0.60%) Solaris
11 3 (0.45%) CentOS
11 3 (0.45%) Mac OS
11 3 (0.45%) Windows 10
12 2 (0.30%) Android
12 2 (0.30%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.30%) Debian
12 2 (0.30%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.15%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 214 (32.08%) Agile Software Development
2 164 (24.59%) MVC
3 136 (20.39%) Business Intelligence
4 107 (16.04%) ETL
5 67 (10.04%) TDD
6 60 (9.00%) SDLC
7 59 (8.85%) Data Modelling
8 58 (8.70%) Scrum
9 52 (7.80%) Disaster Recovery
10 48 (7.20%) Performance Tuning
11 47 (7.05%) OO
12 42 (6.30%) Test Automation
13 35 (5.25%) Analytics
14 34 (5.10%) E-Commerce
14 34 (5.10%) Stakeholder Management
15 32 (4.80%) ITIL
15 32 (4.80%) Web Application Development
16 31 (4.65%) Mentoring
16 31 (4.65%) Migration
16 31 (4.65%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 376 (56.37%) SQL
2 290 (43.48%) C#
3 146 (21.89%) T-SQL
4 99 (14.84%) JavaScript
5 48 (7.20%) PowerShell
6 28 (4.20%) Python
7 25 (3.75%) VB
8 21 (3.15%) Java
9 19 (2.85%) Ruby
10 14 (2.10%) PL/SQL
11 12 (1.80%) Bash Shell
11 12 (1.80%) VB.NET
12 10 (1.50%) VBA
13 9 (1.35%) VB6
14 8 (1.20%) Shell Script
15 5 (0.75%) MATLAB
15 5 (0.75%) R
16 3 (0.45%) F#
16 3 (0.45%) TypeScript
16 3 (0.45%) X++
Qualifications
1 59 (8.85%) Degree
2 37 (5.55%) Microsoft Certification
3 26 (3.90%) MCSA
4 23 (3.45%) MCSE
5 17 (2.55%) Security Cleared
6 14 (2.10%) SC Cleared
7 11 (1.65%) Computer Science Degree
8 6 (0.90%) CEH
8 6 (0.90%) CREST Certified
8 6 (0.90%) ISEB
8 6 (0.90%) ISTQB
8 6 (0.90%) Master's Degree
8 6 (0.90%) OSCP
9 5 (0.75%) AWS Certification
9 5 (0.75%) MCP
10 3 (0.45%) CCNA
10 3 (0.45%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (0.30%) CISSP
11 2 (0.30%) Numerate Degree
12 1 (0.15%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (3.30%) SLA
2 12 (1.80%) GDPR
3 11 (1.65%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.60%) QA
5 2 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.15%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.15%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.15%) PMO
System Software
1 56 (8.40%) Active Directory
2 51 (7.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (4.50%) XenDesktop
4 28 (4.20%) XenApp
5 20 (3.00%) Hyper-V
6 14 (2.10%) vSphere
7 12 (1.80%) Virtual Machines
8 11 (1.65%) XenServer
9 9 (1.35%) Docker
9 9 (1.35%) Terminal Services
10 6 (0.90%) Virtual Desktop
11 4 (0.60%) KVM
11 4 (0.60%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.15%) OpenSIPS
12 1 (0.15%) Terminal Server
12 1 (0.15%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 25 (3.75%) SCCM
2 17 (2.55%) SCOM
3 15 (2.25%) Puppet
4 13 (1.95%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 11 (1.65%) Backup Exec
6 10 (1.50%) Opscode Chef
7 9 (1.35%) ServiceCenter
8 6 (0.90%) Ansible
9 5 (0.75%) Grafana
9 5 (0.75%) Norton AntiVirus
9 5 (0.75%) SCOrch
10 4 (0.60%) Cobbler
10 4 (0.60%) vCenter Server
11 3 (0.45%) WSUS
12 2 (0.30%) LiteSpeed
12 2 (0.30%) WMI
12 2 (0.30%) XenMobile
13 1 (0.15%) Graphite
13 1 (0.15%) HP Quality Center
13 1 (0.15%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 320 (47.98%) Microsoft
2 106 (15.89%) Oracle
3 70 (10.49%) VMware
4 32 (4.80%) Tableau
5 30 (4.50%) Citrix
6 27 (4.05%) HP
7 22 (3.30%) SAP
8 21 (3.15%) Cisco
9 19 (2.85%) NetApp
10 18 (2.70%) CommVault
11 15 (2.25%) Dell
12 11 (1.65%) Google
12 11 (1.65%) Veeam
13 9 (1.35%) Talend
14 8 (1.20%) Red Hat
15 6 (0.90%) CheckPoint
16 5 (0.75%) Cognos
16 5 (0.75%) Dell Compellent
16 5 (0.75%) MicroStrategy
16 5 (0.75%) Symantec