Period
to 13 April 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 13 April 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
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 16 11 10
Rank change year-on-year -5 -1 -1
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 1,217 1,897 2,667
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North of England 10.47% 12.81% 14.06%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 40.55% 47.00% 50.44%
Number of salaries quoted 1,071 1,591 2,319
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £29,500
25th Percentile £36,250 £35,875 £33,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
75th Percentile £53,750 £53,750 £52,500
90th Percentile £63,750 £60,000 £61,250
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 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 3,001 4,036 5,287
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North of England 25.81% 27.26% 27.88%
Number of salaries quoted 2,628 3,351 4,466
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,500 £28,750
25th Percentile £37,500 £36,250 £33,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £45,000 £43,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% +3.45% +2.35%
75th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
90th Percentile £69,000 £67,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £53,931 £52,500
% change year-on-year +1.98% +2.73% +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 13 April 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 13 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
North West -1 676 £47,500 +5.56% 218
Yorkshire -5 464 £42,500 -3.41% 110
North East -4 79 £38,500 -3.75% 32
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 13 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 of England region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 617 (50.70%) SQL
2 470 (38.62%) .NET
3 467 (38.37%) Azure
4 406 (33.36%) C#
5 386 (31.72%) Microsoft
6 372 (30.57%) Agile Software Development
7 337 (27.69%) JavaScript
8 267 (21.94%) MVC
9 265 (21.77%) Business Intelligence
10 233 (19.15%) Windows
11 229 (18.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 219 (18.00%) DevOps
13 207 (17.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 205 (16.84%) HTML
15 204 (16.76%) T-SQL
16 187 (15.37%) ASP.NET
17 186 (15.28%) .NET Core
18 182 (14.95%) Power Platform
19 180 (14.79%) CSS
20 177 (14.54%) Data Warehouse
21 176 (14.46%) Power BI
22 167 (13.72%) AngularJS
23 159 (13.06%) React
24 158 (12.98%) AWS
25 157 (12.90%) Git (software)
26 150 (12.33%) MySQL
27 146 (12.00%) ETL
28 145 (11.91%) .NET Framework
29 132 (10.85%) Oracle
30 131 (10.76%) jQuery

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 63 (5.18%) IIS
2 35 (2.88%) Confluence
3 28 (2.30%) SharePoint
4 24 (1.97%) MS Exchange
5 19 (1.56%) CMS
6 18 (1.48%) Apache Spark
7 17 (1.40%) Apache
8 16 (1.31%) BizTalk Server
9 13 (1.07%) EPiServer
10 12 (0.99%) Elasticsearch
10 12 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2013
10 12 (0.99%) Umbraco
11 11 (0.90%) Apache Synapse
11 11 (0.90%) Kentico
11 11 (0.90%) nginx
11 11 (0.90%) WordPress
12 10 (0.82%) Sitecore CMS
13 6 (0.49%) Drupal
13 6 (0.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 6 (0.49%) WebSphere
Applications
1 68 (5.59%) Microsoft Excel
2 49 (4.03%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.25%) Acrobat
3 3 (0.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.25%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.25%) SOLIDWORKS
4 1 (0.082%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.082%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.082%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.082%) PrintSoft PReS
4 1 (0.082%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 15 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.82%) Dynamics AX
2 10 (0.82%) nopCommerce
3 7 (0.58%) Elite 3E
4 5 (0.41%) Sage 200
4 5 (0.41%) Sage 50
5 4 (0.33%) Dynamics NAV
6 3 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.16%) FLEXCUBE
7 2 (0.16%) NetSuite
7 2 (0.16%) SAP Business One
8 1 (0.082%) Magento
8 1 (0.082%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.082%) Oracle ERP
8 1 (0.082%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
8 1 (0.082%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 467 (38.37%) Azure
2 182 (14.95%) Power Platform
3 158 (12.98%) AWS
4 76 (6.24%) Microsoft 365
5 55 (4.52%) Serverless
6 53 (4.35%) SaaS
7 43 (3.53%) Azure Data Factory
8 33 (2.71%) PaaS
9 25 (2.05%) Dynamics 365
10 24 (1.97%) IaaS
11 23 (1.89%) Azure Functions
12 19 (1.56%) Matillion
13 17 (1.40%) AWS Lambda
13 17 (1.40%) GCP
14 15 (1.23%) PowerApps
15 13 (1.07%) AWS CodePipeline
16 12 (0.99%) Power Automate
17 9 (0.74%) AWS CloudFormation
18 8 (0.66%) Amazon ECS
18 8 (0.66%) Amazon EKS
Communications & Networking
1 53 (4.35%) Firewall
2 44 (3.62%) DNS
3 42 (3.45%) DHCP
4 30 (2.47%) VoIP
5 23 (1.89%) SAN
5 23 (1.89%) TCP/IP
6 20 (1.64%) NAS
7 18 (1.48%) Internet
8 17 (1.40%) Network Security
9 13 (1.07%) FTP
10 12 (0.99%) WAN
11 8 (0.66%) Intranet
11 8 (0.66%) LAN
12 7 (0.58%) Remote Desktop
12 7 (0.58%) VPN
13 6 (0.49%) Cisco ISE
13 6 (0.49%) IP Telephony
13 6 (0.49%) Skype
13 6 (0.49%) Wireless
14 5 (0.41%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 229 (18.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 207 (17.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 177 (14.54%) Data Warehouse
4 176 (14.46%) Power BI
5 150 (12.33%) MySQL
6 113 (9.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 79 (6.49%) MongoDB
8 62 (5.09%) Relational Database
9 58 (4.77%) Azure SQL Database
10 56 (4.60%) SQL Server 2016
11 46 (3.78%) PostgreSQL
12 45 (3.70%) Data Lake
13 44 (3.62%) Amazon Redshift
14 41 (3.37%) NoSQL
15 36 (2.96%) SQL Server 2012
16 35 (2.88%) SQL Server 2019
17 29 (2.38%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
17 29 (2.38%) Cosmos DB
17 29 (2.38%) Tableau
18 28 (2.30%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 157 (12.90%) Git (software)
2 103 (8.46%) Visual Studio
3 51 (4.19%) JIRA
4 42 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
5 32 (2.63%) Postman
6 30 (2.47%) Selenium
7 25 (2.05%) Octopus Deploy
8 23 (1.89%) MSTest
9 21 (1.73%) JMeter
9 21 (1.73%) TeamCity
10 20 (1.64%) Bitbucket
10 20 (1.64%) gulp
10 20 (1.64%) webpack
11 18 (1.48%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 17 (1.40%) Grunt
13 16 (1.31%) Jenkins
14 15 (1.23%) SpecFlow
15 13 (1.07%) Oracle APEX
16 12 (0.99%) Katalon Studio
17 10 (0.82%) git-flow
General
1 119 (9.78%) Finance
2 59 (4.85%) Law
3 47 (3.86%) Public Sector
4 42 (3.45%) Retail
5 23 (1.89%) Manufacturing
6 20 (1.64%) Telecoms
7 19 (1.56%) Legal
8 18 (1.48%) Automotive
9 16 (1.31%) Games
10 13 (1.07%) Marketing
11 12 (0.99%) Local Government
12 11 (0.90%) Back Office
13 7 (0.58%) Billing
14 4 (0.33%) Financial Institution
14 4 (0.33%) French Language
14 4 (0.33%) German Language
14 4 (0.33%) Housing Association
14 4 (0.33%) Spanish Language
15 3 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
16 2 (0.16%) Banking
Job Titles
1 604 (49.63%) Developer
2 210 (17.26%) .NET Developer
3 128 (10.52%) Software Developer
4 123 (10.11%) Senior Developer
5 112 (9.20%) Analyst
6 101 (8.30%) C# Developer
7 97 (7.97%) DBA
8 96 (7.89%) SQL Developer
9 75 (6.16%) C# .NET Developer
10 74 (6.08%) SQL DBA
11 65 (5.34%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 52 (4.27%) Full Stack Developer
13 51 (4.19%) Data Engineer
13 51 (4.19%) PHP Developer
14 49 (4.03%) Architect
15 48 (3.94%) Senior .NET Developer
16 41 (3.37%) Administrator
16 41 (3.37%) JavaScript Developer
17 39 (3.20%) SQL Server Developer
18 36 (2.96%) Power BI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 470 (38.62%) .NET
2 205 (16.84%) HTML
3 187 (15.37%) ASP.NET
4 186 (15.28%) .NET Core
5 180 (14.79%) CSS
6 167 (13.72%) AngularJS
7 159 (13.06%) React
8 145 (11.91%) .NET Framework
9 131 (10.76%) jQuery
10 120 (9.86%) ASP.NET Web API
11 115 (9.45%) Node.js
12 94 (7.72%) REST
13 88 (7.23%) Web Services
14 69 (5.67%) HTML5
15 68 (5.59%) ASP.NET MVC
16 62 (5.09%) RESTful
17 55 (4.52%) Vue.js
18 54 (4.44%) Kafka
19 51 (4.19%) Entity Framework
20 49 (4.03%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 122 (10.02%) Analytical Skills
2 58 (4.77%) Greenfield Project
3 46 (3.78%) Management Information System
4 41 (3.37%) Replication
5 39 (3.20%) User Experience
6 37 (3.04%) Clustering
7 35 (2.88%) Mobile App
8 32 (2.63%) Self-Motivation
9 28 (2.30%) Enterprise Software
10 24 (1.97%) Data Structures
11 21 (1.73%) Renewable Energy
12 19 (1.56%) NHS
13 18 (1.48%) Linux Command Line
14 15 (1.23%) Data Centre
14 15 (1.23%) Life Science
15 12 (0.99%) Reference Data
16 8 (0.66%) Client/Server
17 6 (0.49%) Hybrid Cloud
17 6 (0.49%) Public Cloud
18 5 (0.41%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 233 (19.15%) Windows
2 127 (10.44%) Windows Server
3 109 (8.96%) Linux
4 52 (4.27%) Windows Server 2012
5 35 (2.88%) Windows Server 2016
6 31 (2.55%) Unix
7 25 (2.05%) Windows 10
8 20 (1.64%) Windows Server 2008
9 12 (0.99%) Windows Server 2019
10 10 (0.82%) Android
11 9 (0.74%) Windows Server 2003
12 7 (0.58%) Solaris
13 6 (0.49%) Apple iOS
13 6 (0.49%) Windows 7
14 3 (0.25%) zOS
15 2 (0.16%) Debian
15 2 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 1 (0.082%) AIX
16 1 (0.082%) CentOS
16 1 (0.082%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 372 (30.57%) Agile Software Development
2 267 (21.94%) MVC
3 265 (21.77%) Business Intelligence
4 219 (18.00%) DevOps
5 146 (12.00%) ETL
6 128 (10.52%) Problem-Solving
7 125 (10.27%) Microservices
8 116 (9.53%) Software Engineering
9 86 (7.07%) Scrum
10 84 (6.90%) Test Automation
11 83 (6.82%) Analytics
11 83 (6.82%) TDD
12 78 (6.41%) Data Modelling
13 75 (6.16%) Mentoring
13 75 (6.16%) OOP
14 70 (5.75%) Visualisation
15 68 (5.59%) Unit Testing
16 64 (5.26%) Web Development
17 58 (4.77%) ITIL
17 58 (4.77%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 617 (50.70%) SQL
2 406 (33.36%) C#
3 337 (27.69%) JavaScript
4 204 (16.76%) T-SQL
5 83 (6.82%) PowerShell
6 68 (5.59%) Python
7 67 (5.51%) Java
8 63 (5.18%) PHP
9 46 (3.78%) Go
10 38 (3.12%) TypeScript
11 28 (2.30%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 26 (2.14%) VB
13 20 (1.64%) PL/SQL
13 20 (1.64%) VB.NET
14 19 (1.56%) Bash Shell
15 11 (0.90%) VBA
16 8 (0.66%) Scala
17 7 (0.58%) C++
17 7 (0.58%) Shell Script
18 6 (0.49%) Perl
Qualifications
1 84 (6.90%) Degree
2 33 (2.71%) Microsoft Certification
3 32 (2.63%) Security Cleared
4 29 (2.38%) SC Cleared
5 24 (1.97%) Computer Science Degree
6 17 (1.40%) MCSE
7 11 (0.90%) ISEB
8 9 (0.74%) MCSA
9 8 (0.66%) HND
9 8 (0.66%) ISTQB
10 7 (0.58%) BPSS Clearance
10 7 (0.58%) CCNA
10 7 (0.58%) Cisco Certification
11 6 (0.49%) MCTS
12 5 (0.41%) DBS Check
13 4 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
13 4 (0.33%) MCP
13 4 (0.33%) Microsoft Certified Architect
13 4 (0.33%) SSCP
14 2 (0.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (5.42%) QA
2 40 (3.29%) Data Quality
3 21 (1.73%) GDPR
4 14 (1.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 12 (0.99%) SLA
6 10 (0.82%) WAI
7 8 (0.66%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.16%) HL7
System Software
1 112 (9.20%) Active Directory
2 101 (8.30%) Docker
3 49 (4.03%) VMware Infrastructure
4 28 (2.30%) Hyper-V
5 8 (0.66%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 8 (0.66%) vSphere
6 3 (0.25%) Terminal Services
6 3 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.25%) XenApp
7 2 (0.16%) HDFS
7 2 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.082%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 40 (3.29%) Terraform
2 39 (3.20%) Kubernetes
3 19 (1.56%) Failover Clustering
4 17 (1.40%) SCCM
5 16 (1.31%) WSUS
6 12 (0.99%) Microsoft Clustering
7 11 (0.90%) HAProxy
8 8 (0.66%) McAfee ePO
8 8 (0.66%) NetBackup
9 7 (0.58%) HP Fortify
10 6 (0.49%) HP Data Protector
10 6 (0.49%) Microsoft Intune
10 6 (0.49%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 6 (0.49%) vRealize
11 5 (0.41%) FortiGate
11 5 (0.41%) Nagios
11 5 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
11 5 (0.41%) Puppet
11 5 (0.41%) ServiceCenter
12 4 (0.33%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 386 (31.72%) Microsoft
2 132 (10.85%) Oracle
3 73 (6.00%) VMware
4 41 (3.37%) Zend
5 38 (3.12%) Cisco
6 36 (2.96%) Citrix
7 26 (2.14%) Databricks
8 21 (1.73%) HP
9 19 (1.56%) SAP
10 17 (1.40%) Veeam
10 17 (1.40%) Xamarin
11 14 (1.15%) Informatica
11 14 (1.15%) McAfee
12 12 (0.99%) Alteryx
13 11 (0.90%) Atlassian
13 11 (0.90%) Sage
13 11 (0.90%) Sitecore
14 10 (0.82%) Cognos
14 10 (0.82%) Dell
14 10 (0.82%) Salesforce.com