Period
to 27 January 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North of England 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 27 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
England > North of England
6 months to
27 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 15 12 10
Rank change year-on-year -3 -2 -1
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 1,055 1,958 2,736
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North of England 10.76% 12.23% 14.42%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 39.60% 45.95% 51.09%
Number of salaries quoted 1,131 1,774 2,679
Median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £65,000
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 of England with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
North of England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 2,664 4,261 5,355
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North of England 27.16% 26.62% 28.22%
Number of salaries quoted 2,346 3,485 4,640
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £31,993 £30,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £68,750 £66,250 £65,000
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 of England

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server in the North of England

SQL Server
Salary Trend in the North of England

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

Salary trend for SQL Server in the North of England

SQL Server
Salary Histogram in the North of England

Salary distribution for jobs citing SQL Server in the North of England over the 6 months to 27 January 2021.

Salary histogram for SQL Server in the North of England

SQL Server
Job Locations in the North of England

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 of England region over the 6 months to 27 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
North West 0 622 £45,000 - 214
Yorkshire -8 367 £44,500 +1.14% 107
North East +4 65 £38,500 +5.19% 27
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 27 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 of England region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 496 (47.01%) SQL
2 440 (41.71%) .NET
3 393 (37.25%) Azure
4 385 (36.49%) C#
5 373 (35.36%) Microsoft
6 344 (32.61%) Agile Software Development
7 287 (27.20%) JavaScript
8 240 (22.75%) MVC
9 220 (20.85%) Windows
9 220 (20.85%) Business Intelligence
10 198 (18.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 193 (18.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 183 (17.35%) ASP.NET
13 180 (17.06%) .NET Core
14 178 (16.87%) HTML
15 173 (16.40%) DevOps
16 162 (15.36%) CSS
17 161 (15.26%) AngularJS
18 157 (14.88%) T-SQL
19 145 (13.74%) Power Platform
20 144 (13.65%) .NET Framework
21 140 (13.27%) React
22 135 (12.80%) Git (software)
23 133 (12.61%) Power BI
24 126 (11.94%) AWS
25 124 (11.75%) Data Warehouse
26 119 (11.28%) Problem-Solving
27 117 (11.09%) Software Engineering
28 115 (10.90%) ASP.NET Web API
29 112 (10.62%) Analytical Skills

SQL Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North of England 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 58 (5.50%) IIS
2 30 (2.84%) Confluence
3 25 (2.37%) SharePoint
4 23 (2.18%) MS Exchange
5 17 (1.61%) CMS
6 16 (1.52%) Elasticsearch
7 15 (1.42%) Apache
7 15 (1.42%) nginx
8 14 (1.33%) Umbraco
9 13 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2010
10 11 (1.04%) EPiServer
10 11 (1.04%) Kentico
10 11 (1.04%) Sitecore CMS
10 11 (1.04%) WordPress
11 10 (0.95%) Apache Spark
11 10 (0.95%) Drupal
11 10 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2013
12 8 (0.76%) Apache Synapse
13 7 (0.66%) BizTalk Server
14 6 (0.57%) WebSphere
Applications
1 39 (3.70%) Microsoft Office
2 35 (3.32%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.28%) Acrobat
4 2 (0.19%) SOLIDWORKS
5 1 (0.095%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.095%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 10 (0.95%) Dynamics CRM
1 10 (0.95%) nopCommerce
2 6 (0.57%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.28%) Elite 3E
4 2 (0.19%) FLEXCUBE
4 2 (0.19%) Visualfiles
5 1 (0.095%) Magento
5 1 (0.095%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.095%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.095%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 393 (37.25%) Azure
2 145 (13.74%) Power Platform
3 126 (11.94%) AWS
4 65 (6.16%) Office 365
5 39 (3.70%) SaaS
6 38 (3.60%) Serverless
7 30 (2.84%) Azure Data Factory
8 24 (2.27%) PaaS
9 22 (2.09%) Dynamics 365
10 18 (1.71%) IaaS
11 17 (1.61%) Azure Functions
12 16 (1.52%) GitHub
13 15 (1.42%) PowerApps
14 13 (1.23%) AWS Lambda
14 13 (1.23%) Power Automate
15 11 (1.04%) AWS CodePipeline
16 10 (0.95%) AWS CloudFormation
16 10 (0.95%) Azure Active Directory
16 10 (0.95%) GCP
17 9 (0.85%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 57 (5.40%) DNS
2 53 (5.02%) DHCP
3 52 (4.93%) Firewall
4 36 (3.41%) VoIP
5 23 (2.18%) Network Security
6 20 (1.90%) SAN
7 18 (1.71%) WAN
8 15 (1.42%) TCP/IP
9 13 (1.23%) LAN
10 12 (1.14%) NAS
10 12 (1.14%) VPN
11 10 (0.95%) Unified Communications
12 9 (0.85%) Internet
13 8 (0.76%) VLAN
14 6 (0.57%) IP Telephony
15 5 (0.47%) FTP
15 5 (0.47%) HTTP
15 5 (0.47%) SSL
15 5 (0.47%) Wireless
16 4 (0.38%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 198 (18.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 193 (18.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 133 (12.61%) Power BI
4 124 (11.75%) Data Warehouse
5 109 (10.33%) MySQL
6 95 (9.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 73 (6.92%) MongoDB
8 65 (6.16%) Relational Database
9 55 (5.21%) PostgreSQL
10 50 (4.74%) Azure SQL Database
11 40 (3.79%) SQL Server 2012
12 38 (3.60%) NoSQL
13 37 (3.51%) Amazon Redshift
14 35 (3.32%) SQL Server 2016
15 32 (3.03%) Data Lake
16 30 (2.84%) Cosmos DB
16 30 (2.84%) SQL Server 2019
17 24 (2.27%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
18 19 (1.80%) SQL Server 2008
19 18 (1.71%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 135 (12.80%) Git (software)
2 89 (8.44%) Visual Studio
3 54 (5.12%) JIRA
4 35 (3.32%) Team Foundation Server
5 27 (2.56%) Selenium
6 26 (2.46%) Octopus Deploy
6 26 (2.46%) Postman
6 26 (2.46%) TeamCity
7 21 (1.99%) Oracle APEX
8 18 (1.71%) Bitbucket
9 14 (1.33%) gulp
9 14 (1.33%) Jenkins
9 14 (1.33%) MSTest
9 14 (1.33%) webpack
10 13 (1.23%) NUnit
10 13 (1.23%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 12 (1.14%) SpecFlow
12 11 (1.04%) JMeter
13 10 (0.95%) Grunt
14 9 (0.85%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 105 (9.95%) Finance
2 45 (4.27%) Public Sector
2 45 (4.27%) Retail
3 35 (3.32%) Law
4 20 (1.90%) Manufacturing
5 18 (1.71%) Telecoms
6 17 (1.61%) Games
7 16 (1.52%) Marketing
8 15 (1.42%) Legal
9 14 (1.33%) Back Office
10 11 (1.04%) Local Government
11 10 (0.95%) Financial Institution
12 9 (0.85%) Automotive
13 8 (0.76%) Banking
14 3 (0.28%) Electronics
14 3 (0.28%) Social Housing
15 2 (0.19%) Billing
15 2 (0.19%) Housing Association
15 2 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
16 1 (0.095%) Police
Job Titles
1 497 (47.11%) Developer
2 186 (17.63%) .NET Developer
3 133 (12.61%) Software Developer
4 102 (9.67%) C# Developer
5 100 (9.48%) DBA
6 98 (9.29%) Senior Developer
7 84 (7.96%) Analyst
8 82 (7.77%) SQL DBA
9 70 (6.64%) C# .NET Developer
10 55 (5.21%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 52 (4.93%) Architect
12 48 (4.55%) Senior .NET Developer
13 46 (4.36%) SQL Developer
14 43 (4.08%) C# Software Developer
14 43 (4.08%) Full Stack Developer
15 40 (3.79%) Data Engineer
16 37 (3.51%) .NET Software Developer
16 37 (3.51%) Administrator
17 36 (3.41%) Software Engineer
18 34 (3.22%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 440 (41.71%) .NET
2 183 (17.35%) ASP.NET
3 180 (17.06%) .NET Core
4 178 (16.87%) HTML
5 162 (15.36%) CSS
6 161 (15.26%) AngularJS
7 144 (13.65%) .NET Framework
8 140 (13.27%) React
9 115 (10.90%) ASP.NET Web API
10 96 (9.10%) jQuery
11 84 (7.96%) Node.js
12 81 (7.68%) REST
13 79 (7.49%) Web Services
14 75 (7.11%) ASP.NET MVC
15 70 (6.64%) Entity Framework
16 59 (5.59%) HTML5
17 54 (5.12%) RESTful
18 44 (4.17%) Vue.js
19 39 (3.70%) ASP.NET Core
19 39 (3.70%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 112 (10.62%) Analytical Skills
2 69 (6.54%) Greenfield Project
3 49 (4.64%) Replication
4 39 (3.70%) User Experience
5 34 (3.22%) Clustering
5 34 (3.22%) Mobile App
6 27 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
7 24 (2.27%) Self-Motivation
8 21 (1.99%) Management Information System
9 18 (1.71%) NHS
10 17 (1.61%) Linux Command Line
11 15 (1.42%) Renewable Energy
12 14 (1.33%) Data Structures
13 13 (1.23%) Life Science
14 12 (1.14%) Data Centre
15 9 (0.85%) PlayStation
15 9 (0.85%) Public Cloud
16 8 (0.76%) Client/Server
17 5 (0.47%) Hybrid Cloud
17 5 (0.47%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 220 (20.85%) Windows
2 111 (10.52%) Windows Server
3 96 (9.10%) Linux
4 40 (3.79%) Windows Server 2012
5 33 (3.13%) Windows Server 2016
6 20 (1.90%) Unix
7 16 (1.52%) Windows 10
8 14 (1.33%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (0.76%) Windows Server 2019
10 7 (0.66%) Solaris
11 4 (0.38%) Android
12 3 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.19%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.19%) CentOS
13 2 (0.19%) Debian
13 2 (0.19%) Fedora
13 2 (0.19%) Windows 7
14 1 (0.095%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 344 (32.61%) Agile Software Development
2 240 (22.75%) MVC
3 220 (20.85%) Business Intelligence
4 173 (16.40%) DevOps
5 119 (11.28%) Problem-Solving
6 117 (11.09%) Software Engineering
7 109 (10.33%) Microservices
8 107 (10.14%) ETL
9 71 (6.73%) TDD
10 70 (6.64%) Change Management
11 68 (6.45%) Test Automation
12 65 (6.16%) OOP
13 62 (5.88%) Web Development
14 60 (5.69%) Mentoring
15 56 (5.31%) ITIL
15 56 (5.31%) Performance Tuning
15 56 (5.31%) Scrum
15 56 (5.31%) Unit Testing
16 55 (5.21%) Continuous Integration
17 51 (4.83%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 496 (47.01%) SQL
2 385 (36.49%) C#
3 287 (27.20%) JavaScript
4 157 (14.88%) T-SQL
5 72 (6.82%) PowerShell
6 60 (5.69%) Python
7 44 (4.17%) Java
8 31 (2.94%) PHP
9 26 (2.46%) Go
10 25 (2.37%) PL/SQL
11 23 (2.18%) VB
12 22 (2.09%) TypeScript
13 18 (1.71%) Bash Shell
14 17 (1.61%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 11 (1.04%) VBA
16 10 (0.95%) VB.NET
17 8 (0.76%) C++
18 7 (0.66%) Perl
19 5 (0.47%) C
20 3 (0.28%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 87 (8.25%) Degree
2 26 (2.46%) Computer Science Degree
2 26 (2.46%) Microsoft Certification
3 16 (1.52%) CCNA
3 16 (1.52%) Cisco Certification
4 15 (1.42%) Security Cleared
5 12 (1.14%) MCP
5 12 (1.14%) SC Cleared
6 10 (0.95%) MCSE
7 9 (0.85%) ISTQB
7 9 (0.85%) MCSA
7 9 (0.85%) Microsoft Certified Architect
7 9 (0.85%) SSCP
8 7 (0.66%) BPSS Clearance
8 7 (0.66%) DBS Check
8 7 (0.66%) ISEB
9 5 (0.47%) HND
9 5 (0.47%) MCTS
10 4 (0.38%) MCITP
10 4 (0.38%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (3.41%) QA
2 22 (2.09%) Data Quality
3 19 (1.80%) GDPR
4 18 (1.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 15 (1.42%) SLA
6 10 (0.95%) WAI
7 8 (0.76%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.095%) HL7
8 1 (0.095%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 105 (9.95%) Active Directory
2 80 (7.58%) Docker
3 53 (5.02%) VMware Infrastructure
4 30 (2.84%) Hyper-V
5 5 (0.47%) vSphere
6 4 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (0.38%) XenApp
7 3 (0.28%) Terminal Server
8 2 (0.19%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.095%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 39 (3.70%) Kubernetes
2 34 (3.22%) Terraform
3 27 (2.56%) Failover Clustering
4 14 (1.33%) HAProxy
5 8 (0.76%) WSUS
6 7 (0.66%) SCCM
7 6 (0.57%) Microsoft Intune
7 6 (0.57%) Opscode Chef
8 5 (0.47%) Grafana
8 5 (0.47%) Graylog
8 5 (0.47%) Prometheus
9 4 (0.38%) CA Single Sign-On
9 4 (0.38%) Rancher
9 4 (0.38%) SCOM
9 4 (0.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 4 (0.38%) vRealize
10 3 (0.28%) Microsoft Clustering
10 3 (0.28%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 3 (0.28%) Nagios
10 3 (0.28%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 373 (35.36%) Microsoft
2 106 (10.05%) Oracle
3 75 (7.11%) VMware
4 39 (3.70%) Cisco
5 28 (2.65%) Citrix
6 24 (2.27%) Zend
7 22 (2.09%) Databricks
7 22 (2.09%) Veeam
8 17 (1.61%) SAP
9 15 (1.42%) Xamarin
10 11 (1.04%) IBM
10 11 (1.04%) Sitecore
11 9 (0.85%) Mitel
11 9 (0.85%) ServiceNow
12 8 (0.76%) Cognos
12 8 (0.76%) Dell
12 8 (0.76%) EMC
13 7 (0.66%) DevExpress
13 7 (0.66%) Intel
13 7 (0.66%) NetApp