Period
to 15 October 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 15 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
England > North East
6 months to
15 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 14 30 15
Rank change year-on-year +16 -15 -3
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 170 44 132
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North East 13.69% 6.54% 11.66%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 49.85% 29.73% 45.36%
Number of salaries quoted 145 41 97
10th Percentile " £25,000 £22,250
25th Percentile £32,500 £35,000 £27,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £39,000 £42,500 £36,500
Median % change year-on-year -8.24% +16.44% -8.75%
75th Percentile £47,500 £47,500 £48,750
90th Percentile £52,500 £56,250 £53,150
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%

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 341 148 291
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 27.46% 21.99% 25.71%
Number of salaries quoted 275 129 231
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £27,500
25th Percentile £33,750 £35,000 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% -
75th Percentile £52,500 £52,500 £55,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £57,600 £60,000
England median annual salary £58,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +5.45% +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 15 October 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 15 October 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 +27 128 £42,500 -5.56% 55
Durham +4 40 £35,000 -6.67% 24
Northumberland - 2 £42,000 - 3
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 15 October 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 95 (55.88%) Microsoft
2 83 (48.82%) Azure
3 81 (47.65%) .NET
4 78 (45.88%) C#
5 68 (40.00%) Problem-Solving
6 59 (34.71%) SQL
7 54 (31.76%) Agile Software Development
8 47 (27.65%) QA
9 42 (24.71%) JavaScript
10 40 (23.53%) Windows
10 40 (23.53%) .NET Core
11 39 (22.94%) Product Requirements
12 38 (22.35%) Management Information System
13 37 (21.76%) Microsoft Office
14 34 (20.00%) HTML
14 34 (20.00%) Software Engineering
14 34 (20.00%) Windows Server
15 33 (19.41%) Full Stack Development
15 33 (19.41%) Degree
16 32 (18.82%) Mentoring
17 30 (17.65%) Business Intelligence
17 30 (17.65%) Computer Science
17 30 (17.65%) AngularJS
18 28 (16.47%) Continuous Improvement
18 28 (16.47%) Project Management
19 26 (15.29%) Scrum
19 26 (15.29%) Marketing
20 25 (14.71%) Systems Analysis
20 25 (14.71%) XML
20 25 (14.71%) XSLT

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 (2.35%) IIS
2 3 (1.76%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.76%) Skype for Business
3 2 (1.18%) CMS
3 2 (1.18%) Umbraco
4 1 (0.59%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.59%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 37 (21.76%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.94%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.18%) Sage 200
1 2 (1.18%) Sage 50
1 2 (1.18%) Sage BI
1 2 (1.18%) Sage CRM
2 1 (0.59%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.59%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 83 (48.82%) Azure
2 21 (12.35%) Power Platform
3 18 (10.59%) Microsoft 365
4 11 (6.47%) PaaS
5 10 (5.88%) AWS
6 7 (4.12%) IaaS
7 6 (3.53%) Azure Active Directory
7 6 (3.53%) Azure Data Factory
7 6 (3.53%) SaaS
8 5 (2.94%) Azure Synapse Analytics
9 2 (1.18%) Amazon ECS
9 2 (1.18%) Amazon S3
9 2 (1.18%) AWS Lambda
9 2 (1.18%) GitHub
9 2 (1.18%) Mimecast
9 2 (1.18%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.88%) DNS
2 7 (4.12%) DHCP
2 7 (4.12%) Firewall
3 5 (2.94%) SAN
3 5 (2.94%) Wireless
4 4 (2.35%) LAN
4 4 (2.35%) VLAN
4 4 (2.35%) WAN
5 3 (1.76%) Skype
5 3 (1.76%) TCP/IP
5 3 (1.76%) VPN
6 2 (1.18%) Unified Communications
6 2 (1.18%) VoIP
7 1 (0.59%) FTP
7 1 (0.59%) HTTP
7 1 (0.59%) NAS
7 1 (0.59%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (12.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 21 (12.35%) Data Warehouse
2 21 (12.35%) Power BI
3 15 (8.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 10 (5.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 9 (5.29%) MySQL
6 8 (4.71%) Relational Database
7 7 (4.12%) MongoDB
7 7 (4.12%) OLAP
7 7 (4.12%) RDBMS
8 5 (2.94%) Star Schema
9 4 (2.35%) Oracle OLAP
9 4 (2.35%) Oracle Reports
9 4 (2.35%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (2.35%) SQL Server 2016
9 4 (2.35%) SSDT
10 2 (1.18%) Azure SQL Database
10 2 (1.18%) Oracle Database
10 2 (1.18%) Redis
10 2 (1.18%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 14 (8.24%) Git (software)
2 12 (7.06%) Visual Studio Team System
3 7 (4.12%) TeamCity
4 6 (3.53%) Moq
4 6 (3.53%) MSTest
4 6 (3.53%) NUnit
4 6 (3.53%) Rhino Mocks
4 6 (3.53%) Visual Studio
5 5 (2.94%) Jenkins
6 4 (2.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 3 (1.76%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.59%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.59%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 26 (15.29%) Marketing
2 22 (12.94%) Social Skills
3 9 (5.29%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (4.71%) Finance
5 6 (3.53%) Public Sector
6 4 (2.35%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.76%) Local Government
8 2 (1.18%) Games
8 2 (1.18%) Influencing Skills
9 1 (0.59%) Law
9 1 (0.59%) Organisational Skills
9 1 (0.59%) Presentation Skills
9 1 (0.59%) Retail
Job Titles
1 79 (46.47%) Developer
2 35 (20.59%) Junior
3 31 (18.24%) Analyst
4 26 (15.29%) .NET Developer
5 25 (14.71%) C# Developer
5 25 (14.71%) Systems Analyst
6 24 (14.12%) C# .NET Developer
6 24 (14.12%) Customer Analyst
6 24 (14.12%) Software Developer
7 23 (13.53%) Junior Developer
8 22 (12.94%) Junior C# Developer
9 21 (12.35%) Angular Developer
9 21 (12.35%) Full Stack Developer
9 21 (12.35%) JavaScript Developer
9 21 (12.35%) Junior .NET Developer
9 21 (12.35%) Junior C# .NET Developer
9 21 (12.35%) Junior JavaScript Developer
10 16 (9.41%) Senior Developer
10 16 (9.41%) Software Engineer
11 12 (7.06%) Software Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (47.65%) .NET
2 40 (23.53%) .NET Core
3 34 (20.00%) HTML
4 30 (17.65%) AngularJS
5 25 (14.71%) XML
5 25 (14.71%) XSLT
6 20 (11.76%) REST
7 13 (7.65%) Node.js
8 12 (7.06%) React
9 9 (5.29%) ASP.NET
10 8 (4.71%) CSS
10 8 (4.71%) jQuery
11 7 (4.12%) Kafka
11 7 (4.12%) Symfony
12 4 (2.35%) ASP.NET MVC
12 4 (2.35%) JSON
12 4 (2.35%) MDX
13 3 (1.76%) .NET Framework
13 3 (1.76%) ASP.NET Web API
13 3 (1.76%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 38 (22.35%) Management Information System
2 18 (10.59%) Enterprise Software
3 14 (8.24%) Virtual Team
4 7 (4.12%) Data Protection Act
4 7 (4.12%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (2.35%) Analytical Mindset
5 4 (2.35%) HP Storage
5 4 (2.35%) Podcast
6 2 (1.18%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.18%) Wiki
7 1 (0.59%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.59%) Clustering
7 1 (0.59%) CMDB
7 1 (0.59%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.59%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.59%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.59%) NHS
7 1 (0.59%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.59%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.59%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 40 (23.53%) Windows
2 34 (20.00%) Windows Server
3 8 (4.71%) Linux
4 7 (4.12%) Windows 10
5 6 (3.53%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (2.35%) Windows 7
6 4 (2.35%) Windows 8
6 4 (2.35%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (2.35%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (1.18%) Windows Server 2016
7 2 (1.18%) Windows Server 2019
8 1 (0.59%) Android
8 1 (0.59%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.59%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (40.00%) Problem-Solving
2 54 (31.76%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (22.94%) Product Requirements
4 34 (20.00%) Software Engineering
5 33 (19.41%) Full Stack Development
6 32 (18.82%) Mentoring
7 30 (17.65%) Business Intelligence
7 30 (17.65%) Computer Science
8 28 (16.47%) Continuous Improvement
8 28 (16.47%) Project Management
9 26 (15.29%) Scrum
10 25 (14.71%) Systems Analysis
11 22 (12.94%) Document Management
12 20 (11.76%) Microservices
12 20 (11.76%) TDD
13 19 (11.18%) ETL
14 18 (10.59%) Unit Testing
15 16 (9.41%) OO
15 16 (9.41%) Product Management
16 13 (7.65%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 78 (45.88%) C#
2 59 (34.71%) SQL
3 42 (24.71%) JavaScript
4 11 (6.47%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
4 11 (6.47%) T-SQL
5 10 (5.88%) PHP
6 7 (4.12%) Go
6 7 (4.12%) Python
7 5 (2.94%) R
8 4 (2.35%) PowerShell
9 3 (1.76%) TypeScript
10 2 (1.18%) C++
10 2 (1.18%) Java
11 1 (0.59%) ABAP
11 1 (0.59%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.59%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.59%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 33 (19.41%) Degree
2 25 (14.71%) HND
3 24 (14.12%) HNC
4 6 (3.53%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (2.35%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (1.76%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (1.76%) MCITP
6 3 (1.76%) MCSE
7 2 (1.18%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (27.65%) QA
2 7 (4.12%) Data Quality
3 5 (2.94%) GDPR
System Software
1 17 (10.00%) Active Directory
2 10 (5.88%) Docker
2 10 (5.88%) Hyper-V
3 7 (4.12%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.59%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.59%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (7.06%) Kubernetes
2 7 (4.12%) Terraform
3 6 (3.53%) Packer
3 6 (3.53%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.59%) Ansible
4 1 (0.59%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.59%) Puppet
4 1 (0.59%) WSUS
Vendors
1 95 (55.88%) Microsoft
2 18 (10.59%) Remedy
3 13 (7.65%) Oracle
4 10 (5.88%) VMware
5 7 (4.12%) Xamarin
5 7 (4.12%) Zend
6 4 (2.35%) HP
6 4 (2.35%) New Relic
6 4 (2.35%) Veeam
7 3 (1.76%) Cisco
8 2 (1.18%) Meraki
8 2 (1.18%) Mitel
8 2 (1.18%) Sage
9 1 (0.59%) Citrix
9 1 (0.59%) Databricks
9 1 (0.59%) Juniper
9 1 (0.59%) QNAP
9 1 (0.59%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.59%) ServiceNow
9 1 (0.59%) Workday