Period
to 14 April 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 14 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
England > North East
6 months to
14 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 24 22 15
Rank change year-on-year -2 -7 -6
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 80 115 166
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North East 7.35% 8.82% 12.43%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 34.63% 34.74% 47.29%
Number of salaries quoted 75 90 140
10th Percentile £23,800 £23,850 £23,729
25th Percentile £32,500 £27,500 £29,688
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £38,500 £39,500 £39,500
Median % change year-on-year -2.53% - +12.86%
75th Percentile £43,750 £48,688 £48,563
90th Percentile £54,000 £55,000 £53,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +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 231 331 351
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 21.23% 25.38% 26.27%
Number of salaries quoted 212 259 293
10th Percentile £30,525 £26,250 £25,000
25th Percentile £34,375 £35,000 £31,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +14.29%
75th Percentile £55,000 £48,750 £52,095
90th Percentile £65,000 £57,500 £63,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £54,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +1.85% +2.86% +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 14 April 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 14 April 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 +5 59 £37,500 -3.85% 20
Durham -7 18 £38,500 -2.53% 10
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 14 April 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 39 (48.75%) SQL
2 28 (35.00%) Azure
3 26 (32.50%) .NET
4 25 (31.25%) ETL
5 22 (27.50%) JavaScript
5 22 (27.50%) Data Warehouse
6 19 (23.75%) Microsoft
7 18 (22.50%) Oracle
7 18 (22.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 17 (21.25%) CSS
8 17 (21.25%) HTML
9 16 (20.00%) Data Modelling
9 16 (20.00%) Git (software)
10 15 (18.75%) C#
10 15 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
10 15 (18.75%) Public Sector
11 14 (17.50%) AngularJS
11 14 (17.50%) Microservices
12 13 (16.25%) DevOps
12 13 (16.25%) Analytical Skills
12 13 (16.25%) Degree
12 13 (16.25%) Business Intelligence
13 12 (15.00%) Data Mining
14 11 (13.75%) Windows
14 11 (13.75%) ITSM
14 11 (13.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 11 (13.75%) Data Analysis
14 11 (13.75%) HTML5
15 10 (12.50%) Data Management
15 10 (12.50%) .NET Core

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 4 (5.00%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (5.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (3.75%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.25%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 28 (35.00%) Azure
2 9 (11.25%) Power Platform
3 8 (10.00%) SaaS
4 7 (8.75%) AWS
5 5 (6.25%) Mimecast
6 4 (5.00%) Matillion
6 4 (5.00%) Microsoft 365
7 2 (2.50%) Azure Stack
7 2 (2.50%) npm
8 1 (1.25%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (1.25%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (1.25%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.25%) DHCP
1 5 (6.25%) DNS
1 5 (6.25%) VoIP
2 1 (1.25%) Internet
2 1 (1.25%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (27.50%) Data Warehouse
2 18 (22.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 12 (15.00%) Data Mining
4 11 (13.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 8 (10.00%) Power BI
5 8 (10.00%) Snowflake Schema
6 6 (7.50%) DTS
7 5 (6.25%) MySQL
8 4 (5.00%) MongoDB
8 4 (5.00%) Qlik Sense
8 4 (5.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (3.75%) Big Data
9 3 (3.75%) Oracle Database
9 3 (3.75%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (2.50%) NoSQL
10 2 (2.50%) Relational Database
11 1 (1.25%) Looker
11 1 (1.25%) OLAP
11 1 (1.25%) SQL Server 2016
11 1 (1.25%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 16 (20.00%) Git (software)
2 5 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (6.25%) Visual Studio
3 4 (5.00%) Postman
4 2 (2.50%) Cucumber
4 2 (2.50%) Selenium
4 2 (2.50%) WebDriver
5 1 (1.25%) JIRA
5 1 (1.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (1.25%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 15 (18.75%) Public Sector
2 2 (2.50%) Legal
3 1 (1.25%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.25%) Police
3 1 (1.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 39 (48.75%) Developer
2 13 (16.25%) SQL Developer
3 12 (15.00%) Software Developer
4 9 (11.25%) .NET Developer
5 8 (10.00%) DBA
6 7 (8.75%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 6 (7.50%) .NET Software Developer
7 6 (7.50%) Administrator
7 6 (7.50%) C# .NET Developer
7 6 (7.50%) C# Developer
7 6 (7.50%) C# Software Developer
7 6 (7.50%) Data Manager
8 5 (6.25%) Analyst
8 5 (6.25%) Data Engineer
8 5 (6.25%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 5 (6.25%) SQL Server Developer
9 4 (5.00%) Data Analyst
9 4 (5.00%) Data Scientist
9 4 (5.00%) PHP Developer
9 4 (5.00%) Senior DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (32.50%) .NET
2 17 (21.25%) CSS
2 17 (21.25%) HTML
3 14 (17.50%) AngularJS
4 11 (13.75%) HTML5
5 10 (12.50%) .NET Core
6 8 (10.00%) CSS3
6 8 (10.00%) jQuery
7 7 (8.75%) ASP.NET
8 6 (7.50%) .NET Framework
8 6 (7.50%) REST
9 5 (6.25%) React
9 5 (6.25%) XML
10 4 (5.00%) Entity Framework
10 4 (5.00%) Kafka
10 4 (5.00%) Node.js
10 4 (5.00%) Symfony
11 3 (3.75%) ASP.NET Web API
11 3 (3.75%) EDI
11 3 (3.75%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (16.25%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (8.75%) Reference Data
3 6 (7.50%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.75%) User Experience
5 2 (2.50%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.25%) Analytical Mindset
6 1 (1.25%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.25%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.25%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 11 (13.75%) Windows
2 7 (8.75%) Windows Server
2 7 (8.75%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (7.50%) Linux
4 4 (5.00%) Windows 10
4 4 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (3.75%) Windows Server 2016
5 3 (3.75%) Windows Server 2019
6 2 (2.50%) Android
6 2 (2.50%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.25%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (31.25%) ETL
2 16 (20.00%) Data Modelling
3 15 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (17.50%) Microservices
5 13 (16.25%) Business Intelligence
5 13 (16.25%) DevOps
6 11 (13.75%) Data Analysis
6 11 (13.75%) ITSM
7 10 (12.50%) Data Management
8 9 (11.25%) Data Integration
8 9 (11.25%) Problem-Solving
9 8 (10.00%) Front End Development
9 8 (10.00%) Master Data Management
9 8 (10.00%) OOP
9 8 (10.00%) Quality Management
10 7 (8.75%) Metadata Management
10 7 (8.75%) MVC
10 7 (8.75%) Reference Data Management
10 7 (8.75%) Regulatory Compliance
10 7 (8.75%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 39 (48.75%) SQL
2 22 (27.50%) JavaScript
3 15 (18.75%) C#
4 9 (11.25%) TypeScript
5 5 (6.25%) T-SQL
6 4 (5.00%) Go
6 4 (5.00%) PHP
7 2 (2.50%) Dart
7 2 (2.50%) Python
8 1 (1.25%) sed
Qualifications
1 13 (16.25%) Degree
2 8 (10.00%) HND
3 2 (2.50%) ISEB
3 2 (2.50%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.25%) DBS Check
4 1 (1.25%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (11.25%) Data Quality
2 4 (5.00%) QA
3 3 (3.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (8.75%) Active Directory
2 5 (6.25%) Hyper-V
3 4 (5.00%) Docker
4 3 (3.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (3.75%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (8.75%) Kubernetes
2 2 (2.50%) Istio
2 2 (2.50%) SCCM
3 1 (1.25%) Ansible
3 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (1.25%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (1.25%) Terraform
Vendors
1 19 (23.75%) Microsoft
2 18 (22.50%) Oracle
3 7 (8.75%) Informatica
4 5 (6.25%) Cisco
4 5 (6.25%) Mitel
5 4 (5.00%) VMware
5 4 (5.00%) Zend
6 3 (3.75%) Citrix