Period
to 23 February 2019

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 23 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
England > North of England
6 months to
23 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 10 10 6
Rank change year-on-year 0 -4 -2
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2,721 3,731 4,566
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North of England 14.43% 15.20% 18.66%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 51.25% 49.85% 57.33%
Number of salaries quoted 2,413 3,318 4,185
North of England median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £29,071 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £63,750 £58,750 £55,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 5,309 7,485 7,965
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North of England 28.15% 30.50% 32.56%
Number of salaries quoted 4,522 6,405 6,899
North of England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £58,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in the North of England

Job postings citing SQL Server as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT 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

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in the North of England over the 6 months to 23 February 2019.

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 23 February 2019. 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 1,616 £45,000 +12.50% 440
Yorkshire +1 968 £42,000 -1.18% 379
North East -13 138 £40,000 +14.29% 50
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 23 February 2019, 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 1,526 (56.08%) .NET
2 1,498 (55.05%) C#
3 1,344 (49.39%) SQL
4 1,096 (40.28%) Microsoft
5 1,058 (38.88%) Agile Software Development
6 989 (36.35%) ASP.NET
7 987 (36.27%) MVC
8 912 (33.52%) JavaScript
9 693 (25.47%) ASP.NET MVC
10 664 (24.40%) HTML
11 618 (22.71%) CSS
12 612 (22.49%) Microsoft Azure
13 565 (20.76%) AngularJS
14 559 (20.54%) T-SQL
15 505 (18.56%) ASP.NET Web API
16 466 (17.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 461 (16.94%) TDD
18 460 (16.91%) Windows
19 446 (16.39%) .NET Framework
20 380 (13.97%) Scrum
21 376 (13.82%) Business Intelligence
22 375 (13.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
23 367 (13.49%) SQL Server 2016
24 365 (13.41%) Finance
25 298 (10.95%) jQuery
26 293 (10.77%) Web Application Development
27 281 (10.33%) Git (software)
28 278 (10.22%) RESTful
29 276 (10.14%) Entity Framework
30 267 (9.81%) Data Warehouse

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
1 156 (5.73%) IIS
2 114 (4.19%) SharePoint
3 81 (2.98%) Elasticsearch
4 57 (2.09%) MS Exchange
5 34 (1.25%) CMS
6 25 (0.92%) Confluence
7 20 (0.74%) Skype for Business
8 17 (0.62%) Apache
9 15 (0.55%) Umbraco
9 15 (0.55%) WebLogic
9 15 (0.55%) WebSphere
10 14 (0.51%) SAS
10 14 (0.51%) Tomcat
11 13 (0.48%) Apache Spark
11 13 (0.48%) BizTalk Server
11 13 (0.48%) SharePoint 2013
12 12 (0.44%) nginx
13 11 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2007
14 10 (0.37%) SharePoint 2010
15 9 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 83 (3.05%) Microsoft Office
2 79 (2.90%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (0.29%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.15%) SPSS
5 3 (0.11%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.11%) S-PLUS
5 3 (0.11%) Stata
6 2 (0.074%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.074%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.037%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.037%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.037%) GNU Octave
7 1 (0.037%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 35 (1.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 29 (1.07%) Dynamics AX
3 8 (0.29%) Dynamics NAV
4 6 (0.22%) Payment Gateway
5 5 (0.18%) Cognos TM1
5 5 (0.18%) SAP BPC
6 4 (0.15%) Infor M3
6 4 (0.15%) Unit4 Business World
7 3 (0.11%) Infor SunSystems
7 3 (0.11%) Movex
8 2 (0.074%) FastStats
8 2 (0.074%) FLEXCUBE
8 2 (0.074%) Infor LN
8 2 (0.074%) iTrent
8 2 (0.074%) NetSuite
8 2 (0.074%) SAP Business One
9 1 (0.037%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
9 1 (0.037%) Magento
9 1 (0.037%) Maximo
9 1 (0.037%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 612 (22.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 247 (9.08%) Amazon AWS
3 92 (3.38%) Office 365
4 54 (1.98%) SaaS
5 44 (1.62%) GitHub
6 35 (1.29%) Dynamics 365
7 30 (1.10%) Google Cloud Platform
8 25 (0.92%) Google Play
9 20 (0.74%) IaaS
10 19 (0.70%) Amazon EC2
10 19 (0.70%) Amazon S3
11 18 (0.66%) NuGet
12 17 (0.62%) PaaS
13 16 (0.59%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 14 (0.51%) Serverless
15 13 (0.48%) npm
16 12 (0.44%) AWS Lambda
17 8 (0.29%) Azure Active Directory
17 8 (0.29%) Google Analytics
18 7 (0.26%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 111 (4.08%) Internet
2 70 (2.57%) DNS
3 58 (2.13%) LAN
4 56 (2.06%) WAN
5 52 (1.91%) DHCP
6 51 (1.87%) TCP/IP
7 48 (1.76%) Firewall
8 46 (1.69%) SAN
9 36 (1.32%) Broadband
10 30 (1.10%) VPN
11 26 (0.96%) VoIP
12 19 (0.70%) HTTP
13 15 (0.55%) Hyperconnected
14 14 (0.51%) FTP
14 14 (0.51%) Wi-Fi
14 14 (0.51%) Wireless
15 12 (0.44%) Intranet
15 12 (0.44%) WLAN
16 11 (0.40%) NAS
17 10 (0.37%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 466 (17.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 375 (13.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 367 (13.49%) SQL Server 2016
4 267 (9.81%) Data Warehouse
5 214 (7.86%) SQL Server 2008
6 212 (7.79%) NoSQL
7 202 (7.42%) MySQL
8 199 (7.31%) Relational Database
9 195 (7.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 158 (5.81%) Power BI
11 144 (5.29%) SQL Server 2012
12 138 (5.07%) MongoDB
13 92 (3.38%) PostgreSQL
14 86 (3.16%) SQL Server 2014
15 73 (2.68%) RDBMS
16 57 (2.09%) QlikView
17 56 (2.06%) RavenDB
18 44 (1.62%) Big Data
19 42 (1.54%) Redis
20 39 (1.43%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 281 (10.33%) Git (software)
2 237 (8.71%) Visual Studio
3 199 (7.31%) Team Foundation Server
4 62 (2.28%) JIRA
5 51 (1.87%) Selenium
6 44 (1.62%) NUnit
7 40 (1.47%) Jenkins
8 32 (1.18%) Octopus Deploy
8 32 (1.18%) TeamCity
9 28 (1.03%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 27 (0.99%) Subversion
11 24 (0.88%) MSTest
12 23 (0.85%) Grunt
13 21 (0.77%) Bitbucket
14 17 (0.62%) AccuRev
14 17 (0.62%) Cucumber
15 16 (0.59%) gulp
16 15 (0.55%) Mercurial
16 15 (0.55%) Oracle Forms
16 15 (0.55%) Protractor
General
1 365 (13.41%) Finance
2 135 (4.96%) Games
3 93 (3.42%) Retail
4 73 (2.68%) Marketing
5 66 (2.43%) Banking
6 63 (2.32%) Advertising
6 63 (2.32%) Telecoms
7 52 (1.91%) Manufacturing
8 35 (1.29%) Legal
9 28 (1.03%) Law
10 19 (0.70%) Automotive
10 19 (0.70%) Electronics
11 18 (0.66%) Investment Banking
12 16 (0.59%) Local Government
13 7 (0.26%) Publishing
13 7 (0.26%) Retail Banking
14 5 (0.18%) Back Office
15 3 (0.11%) General Ledger
15 3 (0.11%) Pharmaceutical
16 2 (0.074%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 1,711 (62.88%) Developer
2 982 (36.09%) .NET Developer
3 645 (23.70%) C# Developer
4 507 (18.63%) C# .NET Developer
5 269 (9.89%) Senior Developer
6 245 (9.00%) Analyst
7 219 (8.05%) SQL Developer
8 216 (7.94%) DBA
9 214 (7.86%) ASP.NET Developer
10 205 (7.53%) Software Developer
11 193 (7.09%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
12 192 (7.06%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 170 (6.25%) SQL DBA
14 145 (5.33%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 139 (5.11%) Senior .NET Developer
16 128 (4.70%) Administrator
17 119 (4.37%) .NET Software Developer
18 108 (3.97%) C# Software Developer
19 102 (3.75%) Senior C# Developer
20 90 (3.31%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,526 (56.08%) .NET
2 989 (36.35%) ASP.NET
3 693 (25.47%) ASP.NET MVC
4 664 (24.40%) HTML
5 618 (22.71%) CSS
6 565 (20.76%) AngularJS
7 505 (18.56%) ASP.NET Web API
8 446 (16.39%) .NET Framework
9 298 (10.95%) jQuery
10 278 (10.22%) RESTful
11 276 (10.14%) Entity Framework
12 265 (9.74%) Web Services
13 205 (7.53%) WCF
14 204 (7.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 200 (7.35%) .NET Core
16 185 (6.80%) HTML5
17 178 (6.54%) ASP.NET MVC 5
18 159 (5.84%) XML
19 135 (4.96%) REST
20 124 (4.56%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 258 (9.48%) Greenfield Project
2 150 (5.51%) Analytical Skills
2 150 (5.51%) Enterprise Software
3 77 (2.83%) Self-Motivation
4 73 (2.68%) Fintech
5 69 (2.54%) User Experience
6 67 (2.46%) Replication
7 60 (2.21%) Data Centre
8 51 (1.87%) Mobile App
9 37 (1.36%) Management Information System
10 36 (1.32%) Clustering
11 35 (1.29%) NHS
12 28 (1.03%) PMI
13 26 (0.96%) iPhone
14 24 (0.88%) Tandem
15 23 (0.85%) Social Network
16 22 (0.81%) BBC
16 22 (0.81%) Social Media
17 19 (0.70%) Data Structures
18 14 (0.51%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 460 (16.91%) Windows
2 204 (7.50%) Windows Server
3 171 (6.28%) Linux
4 93 (3.42%) Windows Server 2012
5 70 (2.57%) Android
6 69 (2.54%) Windows Server 2008
7 59 (2.17%) Unix
8 39 (1.43%) Windows 10
9 33 (1.21%) Apple iOS
10 25 (0.92%) Windows 7
11 23 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 11 (0.40%) Solaris
12 11 (0.40%) Windows 8
13 10 (0.37%) Windows Server 2003
14 7 (0.26%) Oracle Linux
15 5 (0.18%) CentOS
15 5 (0.18%) Windows 2000 Server
16 3 (0.11%) Mac OS
16 3 (0.11%) VMS
17 2 (0.074%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,058 (38.88%) Agile Software Development
2 987 (36.27%) MVC
3 461 (16.94%) TDD
4 380 (13.97%) Scrum
5 376 (13.82%) Business Intelligence
6 293 (10.77%) Web Application Development
7 260 (9.56%) Continuous Integration
8 258 (9.48%) BDD
9 240 (8.82%) Problem-Solving
10 233 (8.56%) OO
11 228 (8.38%) ETL
12 220 (8.09%) Software Engineering
13 201 (7.39%) Dependency Injection
14 198 (7.28%) Kanban
15 181 (6.65%) Performance Tuning
16 157 (5.77%) SDLC
17 156 (5.73%) Web Development
18 149 (5.48%) Unit Testing
19 135 (4.96%) Mentoring
20 131 (4.81%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 1,498 (55.05%) C#
2 1,344 (49.39%) SQL
3 912 (33.52%) JavaScript
4 559 (20.54%) T-SQL
5 157 (5.77%) Java
6 112 (4.12%) PowerShell
7 99 (3.64%) TypeScript
8 89 (3.27%) VB.NET
9 84 (3.09%) Ruby
10 71 (2.61%) PHP
11 67 (2.46%) Python
12 58 (2.13%) VB
13 43 (1.58%) VBA
14 35 (1.29%) C++
15 26 (0.96%) Shell Script
16 25 (0.92%) ES6
17 20 (0.74%) VB6
18 18 (0.66%) C
18 18 (0.66%) R
19 17 (0.62%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 204 (7.50%) Degree
2 63 (2.32%) Microsoft Certification
3 30 (1.10%) Computer Science Degree
4 28 (1.03%) PMI Certification
5 26 (0.96%) CCNA
5 26 (0.96%) Cisco Certification
6 23 (0.85%) ISEB
7 19 (0.70%) ISTQB
8 14 (0.51%) MCSE
9 13 (0.48%) Security Cleared
10 12 (0.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 11 (0.40%) CISSP
11 11 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
11 11 (0.40%) SC Cleared
12 10 (0.37%) CISA
12 10 (0.37%) CISM
13 9 (0.33%) MCITP
13 9 (0.33%) MCP
14 8 (0.29%) CCNP
14 8 (0.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 91 (3.34%) QA
2 46 (1.69%) SLA
3 36 (1.32%) Data Quality
4 26 (0.96%) GDPR
5 15 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 9 (0.33%) PCI DSS
7 7 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials
8 6 (0.22%) HL7
9 4 (0.15%) PMO
10 3 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 2 (0.074%) IFRS
11 2 (0.074%) IFRS 9
12 1 (0.037%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 170 (6.25%) Active Directory
2 103 (3.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 67 (2.46%) Hyper-V
4 62 (2.28%) Docker
5 28 (1.03%) VMware ESXi
6 22 (0.81%) vSphere
7 20 (0.74%) Virtual Machines
8 19 (0.70%) XenApp
9 9 (0.33%) Virtual Servers
10 8 (0.29%) Oracle RAC
11 7 (0.26%) VirtualBox
12 5 (0.18%) Terminal Services
12 5 (0.18%) XenDesktop
13 3 (0.11%) Corosync
13 3 (0.11%) Terminal Server
14 2 (0.074%) HDFS
14 2 (0.074%) NDS
14 2 (0.074%) NetIQ eDirectory
14 2 (0.074%) Shibboleth
14 2 (0.074%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 24 (0.88%) SCCM
2 20 (0.74%) Ansible
3 16 (0.59%) Microsoft Intune
3 16 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
3 16 (0.59%) Terraform
4 15 (0.55%) Kubernetes
4 15 (0.55%) Puppet
5 14 (0.51%) Backup Exec
5 14 (0.51%) SQL Sentry
6 12 (0.44%) Microsoft Clustering
7 11 (0.40%) SCOM
7 11 (0.40%) Single Sign-On
8 10 (0.37%) Norton AntiVirus
8 10 (0.37%) Oracle RMAN
8 10 (0.37%) vCenter Server
9 8 (0.29%) Data Guard
10 7 (0.26%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 6 (0.22%) Kibana
12 5 (0.18%) Nagios
13 4 (0.15%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 1,096 (40.28%) Microsoft
2 213 (7.83%) Oracle
3 160 (5.88%) VMware
4 82 (3.01%) Google
5 76 (2.79%) Cisco
6 70 (2.57%) Tableau
7 68 (2.50%) Facebook
8 56 (2.06%) Xamarin
9 42 (1.54%) SAP
10 41 (1.51%) Citrix
11 35 (1.29%) RedGate
12 31 (1.14%) Sitecore
13 29 (1.07%) Cognos
14 26 (0.96%) Apple
15 24 (0.88%) Salesforce.com
15 24 (0.88%) Sybase
16 23 (0.85%) ServiceNow
16 23 (0.85%) Twitter
17 22 (0.81%) Sony
17 22 (0.81%) Yahoo!