Period
to 28 February 2020

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 28 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
6 months to
28 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 18 12 12
Rank change year-on-year -6 0 -4
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 334 401 629
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 11.09% 12.56% 12.64%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 44.53% 52.01% 47.36%
Number of salaries quoted 289 361 567
Leeds median annual salary £47,500 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.75% -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £32,500 £28,750 £30,000
90th Percentile £62,950 £56,250 £60,000
West Yorkshire median annual salary £45,000 £42,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +7.14% -1.18% +6.25%

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 750 771 1,328
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 24.89% 24.15% 26.69%
Number of salaries quoted 614 681 1,152
Leeds median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £58,750 £60,000
West Yorkshire median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +11.76% - +6.25%

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 28 February 2020.

Salary histogram for SQL Server in Leeds

For the 6 months to 28 February 2020, 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 Leeds region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 182 (54.49%) .NET
2 174 (52.10%) C#
3 172 (51.50%) Azure
4 155 (46.41%) Microsoft
5 127 (38.02%) Agile Software Development
6 120 (35.93%) SQL
7 106 (31.74%) Windows
8 96 (28.74%) .NET Framework
9 94 (28.14%) MVC
10 81 (24.25%) AWS
11 76 (22.75%) Finance
12 72 (21.56%) ASP.NET
13 67 (20.06%) Scrum
14 65 (19.46%) JavaScript
15 63 (18.86%) Entity Framework
15 63 (18.86%) DevOps
16 53 (15.87%) Software Engineering
17 52 (15.57%) AngularJS
18 47 (14.07%) Continuous Integration
19 46 (13.77%) ASP.NET MVC
20 45 (13.47%) Oracle
20 45 (13.47%) .NET Core
21 41 (12.28%) T-SQL
21 41 (12.28%) TDD
22 39 (11.68%) Git (software)
23 37 (11.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
23 37 (11.08%) IIS
24 35 (10.48%) RESTful
24 35 (10.48%) SQL Server 2012
25 34 (10.18%) Active Directory

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 37 (11.08%) IIS
2 30 (8.98%) SharePoint
3 11 (3.29%) Skype for Business
4 9 (2.69%) MS Exchange
5 6 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (1.20%) Confluence
7 3 (0.90%) Apache
7 3 (0.90%) CMS
7 3 (0.90%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (0.90%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (0.90%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.60%) Apache Spark
8 2 (0.60%) Cloud Foundry
8 2 (0.60%) nginx
8 2 (0.60%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.30%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.30%) SAS
Applications
1 19 (5.69%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (2.40%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.30%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 21 (6.29%) WebTrends
2 5 (1.50%) Sage 200
2 5 (1.50%) Sage 50
3 3 (0.90%) Carpe Diem
3 3 (0.90%) Elite 3E
4 1 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.30%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.30%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 172 (51.50%) Azure
2 81 (24.25%) AWS
3 13 (3.89%) SaaS
4 12 (3.59%) Power Platform
5 10 (2.99%) Azure Active Directory
5 10 (2.99%) IaaS
5 10 (2.99%) PaaS
6 9 (2.69%) GCP
7 7 (2.10%) Office 365
8 3 (0.90%) GitHub
9 2 (0.60%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.30%) Amazon ECS
10 1 (0.30%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.30%) NuGet
10 1 (0.30%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 24 (7.19%) Firewall
2 16 (4.79%) SAN
3 15 (4.49%) DNS
4 12 (3.59%) DHCP
5 6 (1.80%) TCP/IP
6 5 (1.50%) HTTP
7 4 (1.20%) WAN
8 3 (0.90%) HSRP
8 3 (0.90%) Internet
8 3 (0.90%) SMTP
8 3 (0.90%) VLAN
8 3 (0.90%) VoIP
8 3 (0.90%) VPN
9 2 (0.60%) LAN
10 1 (0.30%) Intranet
10 1 (0.30%) Intrusion Detection
10 1 (0.30%) ISDN
10 1 (0.30%) Network Security
10 1 (0.30%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (11.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 35 (10.48%) SQL Server 2012
3 33 (9.88%) MySQL
4 30 (8.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 28 (8.38%) Relational Database
6 24 (7.19%) RDBMS
6 24 (7.19%) SQL Server 2016
7 23 (6.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 16 (4.79%) SQL Server 2008
9 13 (3.89%) Data Warehouse
10 12 (3.59%) Power BI
11 11 (3.29%) Amazon RDS
12 7 (2.10%) MongoDB
13 6 (1.80%) Oracle Database
14 5 (1.50%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 5 (1.50%) SQL Server 2005
14 5 (1.50%) SQL Server 2014
15 4 (1.20%) Event Store
16 3 (0.90%) PostgreSQL
17 2 (0.60%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 39 (11.68%) Git (software)
2 28 (8.38%) JIRA
3 24 (7.19%) Jenkins
4 18 (5.39%) Maven
5 17 (5.09%) Octopus Deploy
6 15 (4.49%) Selenium
6 15 (4.49%) Subversion
7 13 (3.89%) Visual Studio
8 12 (3.59%) SpecFlow
9 8 (2.40%) Team Foundation Server
10 7 (2.10%) Bitbucket
11 6 (1.80%) GitLab
11 6 (1.80%) TeamCity
12 5 (1.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 3 (0.90%) NUnit
13 3 (0.90%) TestRail
13 3 (0.90%) WebDriver
14 2 (0.60%) Ant
14 2 (0.60%) JUnit
14 2 (0.60%) Mockito
General
1 76 (22.75%) Finance
2 33 (9.88%) Legal
3 8 (2.40%) Law
4 7 (2.10%) Retail
5 6 (1.80%) Telecoms
6 3 (0.90%) Public Sector
7 2 (0.60%) Back Office
7 2 (0.60%) Banking
8 1 (0.30%) Advertising
8 1 (0.30%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.30%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 152 (45.51%) Developer
2 55 (16.47%) .NET Developer
3 50 (14.97%) C# Developer
4 36 (10.78%) Senior Developer
5 33 (9.88%) Software Engineer
6 31 (9.28%) C# .NET Developer
7 29 (8.68%) Software Developer
8 25 (7.49%) Architect
8 25 (7.49%) Technical Leader
9 22 (6.59%) SQL Developer
10 18 (5.39%) .NET Software Engineer
11 17 (5.09%) Azure Engineer
12 16 (4.79%) Senior C# Developer
13 15 (4.49%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 15 (4.49%) Platform Engineer
14 14 (4.19%) .NET Software Developer
14 14 (4.19%) AWS Developer
14 14 (4.19%) C# Software Developer
15 13 (3.89%) Analyst
15 13 (3.89%) Azure Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 182 (54.49%) .NET
2 96 (28.74%) .NET Framework
3 72 (21.56%) ASP.NET
4 63 (18.86%) Entity Framework
5 52 (15.57%) AngularJS
6 46 (13.77%) ASP.NET MVC
7 45 (13.47%) .NET Core
8 35 (10.48%) RESTful
9 31 (9.28%) HTML
10 29 (8.68%) CSS
11 24 (7.19%) React
12 21 (6.29%) ASP.NET Web API
13 17 (5.09%) Web Services
14 16 (4.79%) XML
15 15 (4.49%) jQuery
16 14 (4.19%) Vue.js
17 12 (3.59%) JSON
18 11 (3.29%) Middleware
19 9 (2.69%) MSMQ
19 9 (2.69%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 17 (5.09%) Data Centre
2 13 (3.89%) Greenfield Project
3 12 (3.59%) Management Information System
4 11 (3.29%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (2.40%) Clustering
6 7 (2.10%) Client/Server
6 7 (2.10%) Mobile App
6 7 (2.10%) NHS
7 6 (1.80%) Robotics
7 6 (1.80%) Self-Motivation
8 5 (1.50%) Digital Media
8 5 (1.50%) Hybrid Cloud
9 4 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (1.20%) Public Cloud
10 3 (0.90%) Cloud Native
10 3 (0.90%) User Experience
10 3 (0.90%) Video\Live Streaming
11 2 (0.60%) PKI
12 1 (0.30%) e-Learning
12 1 (0.30%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 106 (31.74%) Windows
2 28 (8.38%) Windows Server
3 24 (7.19%) Linux
4 18 (5.39%) Windows Server 2012
5 16 (4.79%) Unix
6 13 (3.89%) Android
7 9 (2.69%) Apple iOS
8 3 (0.90%) Windows 10
9 2 (0.60%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.30%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.30%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.30%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 127 (38.02%) Agile Software Development
2 94 (28.14%) MVC
3 67 (20.06%) Scrum
4 63 (18.86%) DevOps
5 53 (15.87%) Software Engineering
6 47 (14.07%) Continuous Integration
7 41 (12.28%) TDD
8 31 (9.28%) Software Delivery
9 30 (8.98%) Microservices
10 29 (8.68%) Business Intelligence
11 25 (7.49%) Mentoring
12 24 (7.19%) Performance Management
12 24 (7.19%) Test Automation
13 23 (6.89%) Problem-Solving
14 21 (6.29%) ITIL
14 21 (6.29%) Unit Testing
15 19 (5.69%) Web Development
16 17 (5.09%) Deployment Automation
16 17 (5.09%) Disaster Recovery
16 17 (5.09%) Tech Ops
Programming Languages
1 174 (52.10%) C#
2 120 (35.93%) SQL
3 65 (19.46%) JavaScript
4 41 (12.28%) T-SQL
5 29 (8.68%) Python
6 26 (7.78%) Java
7 19 (5.69%) PowerShell
8 14 (4.19%) PL/SQL
9 11 (3.29%) Perl
10 9 (2.69%) Java 8
10 9 (2.69%) VB.NET
11 8 (2.40%) TypeScript
12 7 (2.10%) ES6
12 7 (2.10%) Shell Script
13 6 (1.80%) IronPython
13 6 (1.80%) PHP
13 6 (1.80%) VB
13 6 (1.80%) VBA
13 6 (1.80%) XAML
14 4 (1.20%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 29 (8.68%) Microsoft Certification
2 24 (7.19%) MCSE
3 13 (3.89%) Degree
4 11 (3.29%) Security Cleared
5 10 (2.99%) MCP
6 9 (2.69%) SC Cleared
7 7 (2.10%) CCNA
7 7 (2.10%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (1.20%) MCITP
9 2 (0.60%) ISEB
9 2 (0.60%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.60%) Numerate Degree
10 1 (0.30%) CISM
10 1 (0.30%) CISSP
10 1 (0.30%) Computer Science Degree
10 1 (0.30%) MCSA
10 1 (0.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (4.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (2.10%) Data Quality
3 6 (1.80%) SLA
4 5 (1.50%) QA
5 4 (1.20%) GDPR
6 1 (0.30%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 34 (10.18%) Active Directory
2 32 (9.58%) Hyper-V
3 15 (4.49%) Docker
3 15 (4.49%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (2.10%) Virtual Machines
4 7 (2.10%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (0.90%) Virtual Desktop
5 3 (0.90%) VMware NSX
6 1 (0.30%) Citrix Hypervisor
6 1 (0.30%) Postfix
6 1 (0.30%) Squid
6 1 (0.30%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.30%) vSphere
6 1 (0.30%) XenApp
6 1 (0.30%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 18 (5.39%) Ansible
2 17 (5.09%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (1.20%) Kubernetes
3 4 (1.20%) Puppet
3 4 (1.20%) SCCM
4 3 (0.90%) Microsoft Clustering
4 3 (0.90%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (0.60%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.30%) Terraform
6 1 (0.30%) WSUS
Vendors
1 155 (46.41%) Microsoft
2 45 (13.47%) Oracle
3 19 (5.69%) VMware
4 18 (5.39%) Cisco
5 12 (3.59%) NetApp
6 9 (2.69%) Google
6 9 (2.69%) Xamarin
7 8 (2.40%) Tableau
8 6 (1.80%) Sage
8 6 (1.80%) UiPath
9 5 (1.50%) BT
9 5 (1.50%) Citrix
9 5 (1.50%) HP
9 5 (1.50%) Xero
10 3 (0.90%) 3PAR
10 3 (0.90%) CloudEndure
10 3 (0.90%) F5
10 3 (0.90%) iManage
10 3 (0.90%) Intapp
10 3 (0.90%) T-Plan