Period
to 5 July 2020

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 5 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
England > North of England
6 months to
5 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 11 10 9
Rank change year-on-year -1 -1 -2
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 1,404 2,577 3,657
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North of England 13.19% 13.08% 15.01%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 47.35% 49.89% 48.48%
Number of salaries quoted 1,267 2,335 3,479
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £61,000 £57,500 £58,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% 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 2,965 5,165 7,544
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North of England 27.85% 26.22% 30.97%
Number of salaries quoted 2,493 4,209 6,454
Median annual salary £46,000 £43,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.75% +2.35% +6.25%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

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 5 July 2020.

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 5 July 2020. 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 +3 843 £47,500 +11.76% 154
Yorkshire -5 467 £43,000 +1.18% 68
North East -2 95 £40,000 +6.67% 26
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 5 July 2020, 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.

1 661 (47.08%) .NET
2 657 (46.79%) SQL
2 657 (46.79%) C#
3 635 (45.23%) Microsoft
4 496 (35.33%) Azure
5 459 (32.69%) Agile Software Development
6 357 (25.43%) JavaScript
7 330 (23.50%) MVC
8 323 (23.01%) ASP.NET
9 291 (20.73%) Windows
10 243 (17.31%) Finance
11 233 (16.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 228 (16.24%) T-SQL
13 226 (16.10%) HTML
14 211 (15.03%) AngularJS
14 211 (15.03%) DevOps
15 208 (14.81%) CSS
15 208 (14.81%) Business Intelligence
16 193 (13.75%) .NET Core
17 191 (13.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 186 (13.25%) .NET Framework
19 175 (12.46%) Windows Server
20 172 (12.25%) AWS
21 170 (12.11%) Problem-Solving
22 167 (11.89%) ASP.NET MVC
23 161 (11.47%) ASP.NET Web API
24 160 (11.40%) IIS
25 153 (10.90%) Active Directory
26 136 (9.69%) Git (software)
27 134 (9.54%) Software Engineering

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
1 160 (11.40%) IIS
2 72 (5.13%) SharePoint
3 38 (2.71%) MS Exchange
4 26 (1.85%) CMS
5 17 (1.21%) Skype for Business
6 16 (1.14%) Apache
7 15 (1.07%) Sitecore CMS
7 15 (1.07%) Tomcat
8 14 (1.00%) Umbraco
9 11 (0.78%) EPiServer
9 11 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2010
10 10 (0.71%) Mule
11 9 (0.64%) Confluence
11 9 (0.64%) Elasticsearch
12 8 (0.57%) NServiceBus
13 7 (0.50%) BizTalk Server
14 6 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2013
14 6 (0.43%) OpenStack
15 4 (0.28%) SAS
16 2 (0.14%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 89 (6.34%) Microsoft Office
2 56 (3.99%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (0.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.43%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.28%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.071%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 23 (1.64%) Dynamics AX
2 17 (1.21%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.43%) Carpe Diem
3 6 (0.43%) Elite 3E
4 5 (0.36%) Infor CRM
4 5 (0.36%) Sage X3
5 4 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
6 3 (0.21%) MIS ActiveH
6 3 (0.21%) WebTrends
7 2 (0.14%) Aareon QL
7 2 (0.14%) NetSuite
8 1 (0.071%) Payment Gateway
8 1 (0.071%) Sage 200
8 1 (0.071%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 496 (35.33%) Azure
2 172 (12.25%) AWS
3 129 (9.19%) Power Platform
4 53 (3.77%) Office 365
5 50 (3.56%) Dynamics 365
6 42 (2.99%) PaaS
7 40 (2.85%) IaaS
8 37 (2.64%) SaaS
9 32 (2.28%) Cloud Computing
10 29 (2.07%) GCP
11 16 (1.14%) Serverless
12 10 (0.71%) Azure Active Directory
13 9 (0.64%) Boomi
14 8 (0.57%) Slack
15 6 (0.43%) GitHub
15 6 (0.43%) IBM Cloud
15 6 (0.43%) Logic Apps
16 5 (0.36%) PowerApps
17 4 (0.28%) Amazon ECS
17 4 (0.28%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 68 (4.84%) Firewall
2 57 (4.06%) DNS
3 48 (3.42%) VPN
4 47 (3.35%) Internet
5 46 (3.28%) DHCP
6 35 (2.49%) TCP/IP
7 30 (2.14%) LAN
8 26 (1.85%) WAN
9 20 (1.42%) SSL
9 20 (1.42%) VoIP
10 16 (1.14%) MPLS
11 15 (1.07%) Intranet
11 15 (1.07%) VLAN
12 13 (0.93%) NetScaler
12 13 (0.93%) SAN
13 12 (0.85%) Skype
14 10 (0.71%) Network Security
15 7 (0.50%) NAS
16 6 (0.43%) Remote Desktop
16 6 (0.43%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 233 (16.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 191 (13.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 125 (8.90%) Power BI
4 113 (8.05%) Data Warehouse
5 98 (6.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 91 (6.48%) SQL Server 2012
7 72 (5.13%) Relational Database
8 71 (5.06%) MySQL
9 63 (4.49%) SQL Server 2008
10 52 (3.70%) MongoDB
11 50 (3.56%) SQL Server 2016
12 40 (2.85%) NoSQL
12 40 (2.85%) Oracle Database
13 34 (2.42%) PostgreSQL
14 31 (2.21%) SQL Server 2014
15 26 (1.85%) BusinessObjects
16 25 (1.78%) RDBMS
17 22 (1.57%) Oracle Reports
18 20 (1.42%) SQL Server 2019
19 18 (1.28%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 136 (9.69%) Git (software)
2 83 (5.91%) Visual Studio
3 63 (4.49%) Team Foundation Server
4 56 (3.99%) Octopus Deploy
5 55 (3.92%) JIRA
5 55 (3.92%) TeamCity
6 35 (2.49%) Selenium
7 33 (2.35%) Jenkins
8 28 (1.99%) Oracle APEX
9 27 (1.92%) NUnit
10 23 (1.64%) Bitbucket
11 18 (1.28%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 14 (1.00%) SpecFlow
13 11 (0.78%) SoapUI
13 11 (0.78%) Visual Studio Team System
14 10 (0.71%) MSTest
15 9 (0.64%) Maven
16 8 (0.57%) Cypress.io
17 7 (0.50%) GitLab
17 7 (0.50%) WebDriver
General
1 243 (17.31%) Finance
2 81 (5.77%) Retail
3 74 (5.27%) Law
4 34 (2.42%) Legal
5 30 (2.14%) Local Government
6 27 (1.92%) Manufacturing
7 19 (1.35%) Financial Institution
8 17 (1.21%) Games
9 16 (1.14%) Banking
10 15 (1.07%) Public Sector
11 11 (0.78%) Marketing
12 10 (0.71%) Automotive
13 6 (0.43%) Housing Association
14 5 (0.36%) Back Office
15 3 (0.21%) Advertising
16 2 (0.14%) Billing
16 2 (0.14%) Front Office
16 2 (0.14%) General Ledger
16 2 (0.14%) Police
17 1 (0.071%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 719 (51.21%) Developer
2 265 (18.87%) .NET Developer
3 189 (13.46%) C# Developer
4 146 (10.40%) Software Developer
5 138 (9.83%) Senior Developer
6 94 (6.70%) C# .NET Developer
7 93 (6.62%) Analyst
8 91 (6.48%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 87 (6.20%) Architect
10 85 (6.05%) DBA
11 75 (5.34%) SQL Developer
12 66 (4.70%) SQL DBA
13 64 (4.56%) Senior .NET Developer
14 59 (4.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 59 (4.20%) Lead Developer
14 59 (4.20%) Software Engineer
15 45 (3.21%) Solutions Architect
16 43 (3.06%) C# Software Developer
17 41 (2.92%) Applications Support
18 40 (2.85%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 661 (47.08%) .NET
2 323 (23.01%) ASP.NET
3 226 (16.10%) HTML
4 211 (15.03%) AngularJS
5 208 (14.81%) CSS
6 193 (13.75%) .NET Core
7 186 (13.25%) .NET Framework
8 167 (11.89%) ASP.NET MVC
9 161 (11.47%) ASP.NET Web API
10 126 (8.97%) React
11 118 (8.40%) jQuery
12 104 (7.41%) Entity Framework
13 81 (5.77%) HTML5
13 81 (5.77%) XML
14 76 (5.41%) Web Services
15 63 (4.49%) REST
16 49 (3.49%) RESTful
17 41 (2.92%) Node.js
17 41 (2.92%) WCF
18 36 (2.56%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 112 (7.98%) Analytical Skills
2 88 (6.27%) Greenfield Project
3 83 (5.91%) Self-Motivation
4 57 (4.06%) User Experience
5 53 (3.77%) Management Information System
6 41 (2.92%) Replication
7 38 (2.71%) Mobile App
8 35 (2.49%) Clustering
9 34 (2.42%) Data Structures
10 16 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
11 14 (1.00%) Driving Licence
11 14 (1.00%) PKI
12 12 (0.85%) Data Centre
13 10 (0.71%) Social Media
14 8 (0.57%) Life Science
15 7 (0.50%) Client/Server
16 6 (0.43%) Algorithms
17 5 (0.36%) Hybrid Cloud
17 5 (0.36%) IBM Mainframe
17 5 (0.36%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 291 (20.73%) Windows
2 175 (12.46%) Windows Server
3 95 (6.77%) Linux
4 63 (4.49%) Windows Server 2012
5 34 (2.42%) Windows Server 2016
6 31 (2.21%) Windows Server 2008
7 29 (2.07%) Windows 10
8 23 (1.64%) Android
8 23 (1.64%) Windows 7
9 17 (1.21%) Apple iOS
10 16 (1.14%) Unix
11 9 (0.64%) Windows Server 2019
12 5 (0.36%) Windows 8
13 4 (0.28%) Debian
13 4 (0.28%) Solaris
13 4 (0.28%) VMS
14 3 (0.21%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.14%) Mac OS
16 1 (0.071%) SUSE
16 1 (0.071%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 459 (32.69%) Agile Software Development
2 330 (23.50%) MVC
3 211 (15.03%) DevOps
4 208 (14.81%) Business Intelligence
5 170 (12.11%) Problem-Solving
6 134 (9.54%) Software Engineering
7 123 (8.76%) ETL
8 93 (6.62%) Scrum
9 79 (5.63%) ITIL
10 78 (5.56%) Microservices
11 77 (5.48%) SDLC
12 73 (5.20%) Web Development
13 72 (5.13%) Analytics
13 72 (5.13%) Performance Tuning
14 71 (5.06%) TDD
15 67 (4.77%) Mentoring
16 66 (4.70%) Computer Science
17 64 (4.56%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 63 (4.49%) Data Modelling
19 62 (4.42%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 657 (46.79%) C#
1 657 (46.79%) SQL
2 357 (25.43%) JavaScript
3 228 (16.24%) T-SQL
4 118 (8.40%) PowerShell
5 63 (4.49%) Python
6 62 (4.42%) VB.NET
7 53 (3.77%) VB
8 51 (3.63%) TypeScript
9 45 (3.21%) Java
10 30 (2.14%) PL/SQL
11 18 (1.28%) PHP
11 18 (1.28%) VBA
12 16 (1.14%) VB6
12 16 (1.14%) VBScript
13 15 (1.07%) XAML
14 14 (1.00%) X++
15 11 (0.78%) ES6
16 10 (0.71%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
17 8 (0.57%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 115 (8.19%) Degree
2 97 (6.91%) Microsoft Certification
3 47 (3.35%) Cisco Certification
4 45 (3.21%) CCNA
5 44 (3.13%) MCSE
6 36 (2.56%) MCSA
7 34 (2.42%) MCP
8 29 (2.07%) TOGAF Certification
9 23 (1.64%) MCTS
10 19 (1.35%) Computer Science Degree
10 19 (1.35%) MCSD
11 12 (0.85%) DBS Check
11 12 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
12 9 (0.64%) Security Cleared
13 7 (0.50%) CCA
13 7 (0.50%) SC Cleared
14 5 (0.36%) Citrix Certification
14 5 (0.36%) ISTQB
14 5 (0.36%) Oracle Certification
15 4 (0.28%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (4.63%) QA
2 51 (3.63%) GDPR
3 41 (2.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 25 (1.78%) PCI DSS
5 21 (1.50%) SLA
6 15 (1.07%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.21%) PMO
System Software
1 153 (10.90%) Active Directory
2 63 (4.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 54 (3.85%) Docker
4 42 (2.99%) Hyper-V
5 21 (1.50%) VMware ESXi
6 9 (0.64%) vSphere
7 6 (0.43%) Microsoft App-V
7 6 (0.43%) Virtual Desktop
8 5 (0.36%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 4 (0.28%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 4 (0.28%) Firmware
9 4 (0.28%) Xen
9 4 (0.28%) XenApp
9 4 (0.28%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.14%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.071%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.071%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (0.071%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 45 (3.21%) Terraform
2 42 (2.99%) Puppet
3 41 (2.92%) Opscode Chef
4 40 (2.85%) Ansible
4 40 (2.85%) Kubernetes
5 23 (1.64%) SCCM
6 18 (1.28%) Failover Clustering
7 12 (0.85%) Microsoft Intune
8 9 (0.64%) Microsoft Clustering
9 7 (0.50%) WSUS
10 6 (0.43%) FortiGate
10 6 (0.43%) Grafana
10 6 (0.43%) Kibana
11 5 (0.36%) Tivoli
11 5 (0.36%) vCenter Server
12 4 (0.28%) IBM BigFix
13 3 (0.21%) Rancher
14 2 (0.14%) Norton AntiVirus
14 2 (0.14%) ZABBIX
15 1 (0.071%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 635 (45.23%) Microsoft
2 108 (7.69%) Oracle
3 97 (6.91%) VMware
4 34 (2.42%) Citrix
5 32 (2.28%) Tableau
6 30 (2.14%) Cisco
7 28 (1.99%) IBM
8 27 (1.92%) Xamarin
9 25 (1.78%) Google
10 21 (1.50%) webMethods
11 20 (1.42%) SAP
11 20 (1.42%) Sitecore
12 17 (1.21%) Intapp
13 15 (1.07%) Sage
14 14 (1.00%) Veeam
15 13 (0.93%) ServiceNow
15 13 (0.93%) Splunk
16 11 (0.78%) New Relic
16 11 (0.78%) Salesforce.com
17 10 (0.71%) Dell