Period
to 21 January 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North East 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 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
England > North East
6 months to
21 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 28 31 19
Rank change year-on-year +3 -12 -10
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 63 90 143
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North East 6.78% 7.04% 10.73%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 34.05% 29.32% 38.24%
Number of salaries quoted 64 74 146
Median annual salary £38,500 £36,502 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.47% -8.75% +14.29%
10th Percentile £22,425 £21,775 £26,000
90th Percentile £54,700 £51,375 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%

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 the North East with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
North East
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 185 307 374
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 19.91% 24.02% 28.06%
Number of salaries quoted 168 227 326
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +19.72%
10th Percentile £31,250 £26,400 £27,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £57,275 £63,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

Job postings citing SQL Server as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the North East.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server in the North East

SQL Server
Salary Trend in the North East

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing SQL Server in the North East.

Salary trend for SQL Server in the North East

SQL Server
Salary Histogram in the North East

Salary distribution for jobs citing SQL Server in the North East over the 6 months to 21 January 2021.

Salary histogram for SQL Server in the North East

SQL Server
Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server within the North East region over the 6 months to 21 January 2021. 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
Tyne and Wear +6 39 £41,695 +34.50% 16
Durham -1 23 £37,500 -3.85% 6
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 21 January 2021, 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 North East region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 30 (47.62%) .NET
2 27 (42.86%) C#
2 27 (42.86%) SQL
3 22 (34.92%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (31.75%) JavaScript
5 18 (28.57%) HTML
5 18 (28.57%) Microsoft
6 17 (26.98%) CSS
7 14 (22.22%) .NET Core
8 13 (20.63%) Azure
8 13 (20.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 13 (20.63%) Public Sector
9 12 (19.05%) ETL
9 12 (19.05%) .NET Framework
10 11 (17.46%) Team Foundation Server
10 11 (17.46%) Data Warehouse
10 11 (17.46%) Windows
10 11 (17.46%) Oracle
10 11 (17.46%) Data Modelling
11 10 (15.87%) ASP.NET
11 10 (15.87%) Microservices
12 9 (14.29%) Git (software)
12 9 (14.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 9 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
12 9 (14.29%) MVC
13 8 (12.70%) TDD
13 8 (12.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 8 (12.70%) Active Directory
13 8 (12.70%) Degree
13 8 (12.70%) Entity Framework

SQL Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East 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 6 (9.52%) IIS
2 2 (3.17%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.59%) CMS
3 1 (1.59%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.59%) Umbraco
Applications
1 4 (6.35%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (4.76%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.59%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (20.63%) Azure
2 8 (12.70%) Power Platform
3 5 (7.94%) Mimecast
4 4 (6.35%) Office 365
5 2 (3.17%) AWS
5 2 (3.17%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (3.17%) Dynamics 365
5 2 (3.17%) SaaS
6 1 (1.59%) Azure Data Factory
6 1 (1.59%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (1.59%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.94%) DHCP
1 5 (7.94%) DNS
1 5 (7.94%) VoIP
2 1 (1.59%) Internet
2 1 (1.59%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (20.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 11 (17.46%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (14.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 8 (12.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (11.11%) Power BI
6 5 (7.94%) NoSQL
6 5 (7.94%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (6.35%) Data Mining
7 4 (6.35%) Qlik Sense
8 3 (4.76%) Big Data
8 3 (4.76%) Oracle Database
8 3 (4.76%) Snowflake Schema
8 3 (4.76%) SQL Server 2016
9 2 (3.17%) DTS
9 2 (3.17%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 2 (3.17%) OLAP
9 2 (3.17%) Relational Database
9 2 (3.17%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (3.17%) SQL Server 2014
9 2 (3.17%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 11 (17.46%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (14.29%) Git (software)
3 5 (7.94%) Visual Studio
4 3 (4.76%) Cucumber
4 3 (4.76%) Postman
4 3 (4.76%) Selenium
5 2 (3.17%) WebDriver
6 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 13 (20.63%) Public Sector
2 4 (6.35%) Retail
3 2 (3.17%) Legal
4 1 (1.59%) Finance
4 1 (1.59%) Police
4 1 (1.59%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 32 (50.79%) Developer
2 13 (20.63%) Software Developer
3 12 (19.05%) .NET Developer
4 7 (11.11%) C# Developer
4 7 (11.11%) SQL Developer
5 6 (9.52%) Administrator
5 6 (9.52%) C# .NET Developer
5 6 (9.52%) DBA
6 5 (7.94%) C# Software Developer
7 4 (6.35%) .NET Software Developer
7 4 (6.35%) Analyst
7 4 (6.35%) Data Manager
7 4 (6.35%) SQL Server Developer
8 3 (4.76%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 3 (4.76%) IT Technician
8 3 (4.76%) Junior
8 3 (4.76%) Junior Developer
8 3 (4.76%) Junior Software Developer
8 3 (4.76%) Report Developer
8 3 (4.76%) Systems Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (47.62%) .NET
2 18 (28.57%) HTML
3 17 (26.98%) CSS
4 14 (22.22%) .NET Core
5 12 (19.05%) .NET Framework
6 10 (15.87%) ASP.NET
7 8 (12.70%) AngularJS
7 8 (12.70%) Entity Framework
8 6 (9.52%) ASP.NET Web API
8 6 (9.52%) HTML5
9 5 (7.94%) jQuery
10 4 (6.35%) React
10 4 (6.35%) REST
10 4 (6.35%) Web Services
10 4 (6.35%) XML
11 3 (4.76%) Aurelia
11 3 (4.76%) EDI
11 3 (4.76%) Polymer
12 2 (3.17%) CSS3
12 2 (3.17%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.35%) Reference Data
3 3 (4.76%) User Experience
4 2 (3.17%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.17%) Replication
5 1 (1.59%) Analytical Mindset
5 1 (1.59%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.59%) PKI
5 1 (1.59%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.59%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 11 (17.46%) Windows
2 6 (9.52%) Windows Server
3 4 (6.35%) Windows 10
3 4 (6.35%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (4.76%) Windows Server 2016
4 3 (4.76%) Windows Server 2019
5 1 (1.59%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (34.92%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (19.05%) ETL
3 11 (17.46%) Data Modelling
4 10 (15.87%) Microservices
5 9 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
5 9 (14.29%) MVC
6 8 (12.70%) SOLID
6 8 (12.70%) TDD
7 7 (11.11%) Data Analysis
7 7 (11.11%) Data Management
7 7 (11.11%) ITSM
7 7 (11.11%) OO
8 6 (9.52%) Continuous Delivery
8 6 (9.52%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (9.52%) Data Integration
8 6 (9.52%) Data Science
8 6 (9.52%) Problem-Solving
8 6 (9.52%) Scrum
8 6 (9.52%) Web Development
9 5 (7.94%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 27 (42.86%) C#
1 27 (42.86%) SQL
2 20 (31.75%) JavaScript
3 4 (6.35%) T-SQL
4 2 (3.17%) TypeScript
5 1 (1.59%) Python
5 1 (1.59%) sed
Qualifications
1 8 (12.70%) Degree
2 4 (6.35%) HND
3 2 (3.17%) ISEB
3 2 (3.17%) ISTQB
3 2 (3.17%) MCITP
3 2 (3.17%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.59%) DBS Check
4 1 (1.59%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.35%) Data Quality
2 3 (4.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (4.76%) QA
System Software
1 8 (12.70%) Active Directory
2 5 (7.94%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.59%) Docker
3 1 (1.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.59%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (4.76%) SCCM
2 2 (3.17%) SCOM
3 1 (1.59%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 18 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 11 (17.46%) Oracle
3 5 (7.94%) Mitel
4 3 (4.76%) Citrix
4 3 (4.76%) VMware
5 2 (3.17%) Cisco
5 2 (3.17%) Dynatrace
5 2 (3.17%) Informatica
6 1 (1.59%) Databricks
6 1 (1.59%) Xamarin