Period
to 18 February 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 18 February 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
18 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 12 10 9
Rank change year-on-year -2 -1 -3
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 1,995 2,742 3,715
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North of England 12.53% 14.53% 15.30%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 46.68% 51.49% 50.24%
Number of salaries quoted 1,679 2,429 3,294
North of England median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,357 £27,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £64,000 £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 4,274 5,325 7,395
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North of England 26.85% 28.23% 30.45%
Number of salaries quoted 3,494 4,538 6,324
North of England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £60,000
England median annual salary £53,750 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.38% +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 18 February 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 18 February 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 -2 1,120 £44,250 -1.67% 372
Yorkshire -2 782 £44,000 +4.76% 233
North East -8 94 £37,500 -6.25% 49
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 18 February 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 1,031 (51.68%) C#
2 1,015 (50.88%) .NET
3 972 (48.72%) SQL
4 827 (41.45%) Microsoft
5 720 (36.09%) Agile Software Development
6 647 (32.43%) Azure
7 578 (28.97%) MVC
8 576 (28.87%) ASP.NET
9 508 (25.46%) JavaScript
10 381 (19.10%) Windows
11 366 (18.35%) HTML
12 343 (17.19%) CSS
13 338 (16.94%) ASP.NET MVC
13 338 (16.94%) .NET Framework
14 331 (16.59%) Finance
15 306 (15.34%) Business Intelligence
16 303 (15.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 280 (14.04%) AngularJS
18 275 (13.78%) T-SQL
19 260 (13.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 259 (12.98%) DevOps
21 238 (11.93%) Problem-Solving
22 232 (11.63%) ASP.NET Web API
23 227 (11.38%) AWS
24 223 (11.18%) Data Warehouse
25 220 (11.03%) .NET Core
26 216 (10.83%) Scrum
27 205 (10.28%) jQuery
28 201 (10.08%) Entity Framework
29 200 (10.03%) Git (software)

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
1 153 (7.67%) IIS
2 72 (3.61%) SharePoint
3 52 (2.61%) MS Exchange
4 45 (2.26%) CMS
5 28 (1.40%) Confluence
5 28 (1.40%) Umbraco
6 20 (1.00%) Skype for Business
7 18 (0.90%) Apache
8 17 (0.85%) Apache Spark
9 16 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2010
10 15 (0.75%) Sitecore CMS
11 13 (0.65%) EPiServer
12 12 (0.60%) BizTalk Server
12 12 (0.60%) Tomcat
13 10 (0.50%) SAS
14 7 (0.35%) Mule
14 7 (0.35%) NetWeaver
15 6 (0.30%) NServiceBus
15 6 (0.30%) SharePoint 2010
16 5 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 76 (3.81%) Microsoft Excel
2 67 (3.36%) Microsoft Office
3 21 (1.05%) MS Visio
4 12 (0.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.30%) Chatbot
6 4 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.15%) CATIA
8 2 (0.10%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 51 (2.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 23 (1.15%) Dynamics AX
3 22 (1.10%) WebTrends
4 13 (0.65%) Oracle EBS
5 12 (0.60%) Dynamics NAV
6 11 (0.55%) Payment Gateway
7 9 (0.45%) Elite 3E
7 9 (0.45%) SAP S/4HANA
8 6 (0.30%) Sage 200
9 5 (0.25%) Sage 50
10 4 (0.20%) SAP BPC
11 3 (0.15%) Magento
11 3 (0.15%) SAP Hybris
12 2 (0.10%) Aareon QL
12 2 (0.10%) Carpe Diem
12 2 (0.10%) Epicor Tropos
12 2 (0.10%) Oracle 11i
12 2 (0.10%) SAP ERP
12 2 (0.10%) SAP MDM
13 1 (0.050%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 647 (32.43%) Azure
2 227 (11.38%) AWS
3 179 (8.97%) Power Platform
4 62 (3.11%) Office 365
5 48 (2.41%) GCP
6 45 (2.26%) SaaS
7 36 (1.80%) Dynamics 365
8 35 (1.75%) PaaS
9 32 (1.60%) IaaS
10 21 (1.05%) Azure Active Directory
10 21 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
11 12 (0.60%) Boomi
12 11 (0.55%) GitHub
13 10 (0.50%) Amazon CloudSearch
13 10 (0.50%) Amazon EC2
14 9 (0.45%) Serverless
15 7 (0.35%) Azure Data Factory
15 7 (0.35%) PowerApps
16 4 (0.20%) Amazon Kinesis
16 4 (0.20%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 87 (4.36%) Firewall
2 59 (2.96%) SAN
3 47 (2.36%) DNS
4 44 (2.21%) DHCP
5 41 (2.06%) Internet
6 37 (1.85%) TCP/IP
7 30 (1.50%) LAN
8 28 (1.40%) WAN
9 26 (1.30%) VPN
10 23 (1.15%) VoIP
11 20 (1.00%) Wireless
12 16 (0.80%) VLAN
13 13 (0.65%) Intranet
14 12 (0.60%) NAS
15 11 (0.55%) Remote Desktop
16 10 (0.50%) IP Telephony
16 10 (0.50%) MPLS
16 10 (0.50%) Skype
17 9 (0.45%) NetScaler
18 8 (0.40%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 303 (15.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 260 (13.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 223 (11.18%) Data Warehouse
4 177 (8.87%) Power BI
5 163 (8.17%) Relational Database
6 162 (8.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 123 (6.17%) MySQL
8 119 (5.96%) SQL Server 2016
9 106 (5.31%) SQL Server 2008
10 96 (4.81%) SQL Server 2012
11 68 (3.41%) SQL Server 2014
12 67 (3.36%) MongoDB
13 57 (2.86%) RDBMS
14 56 (2.81%) NoSQL
15 46 (2.31%) PostgreSQL
16 45 (2.26%) Oracle Database
17 38 (1.90%) SQL Server 2005
18 37 (1.85%) Microsoft Analysis Services
19 31 (1.55%) Big Data
19 31 (1.55%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 200 (10.03%) Git (software)
2 123 (6.17%) Visual Studio
3 115 (5.76%) JIRA
4 103 (5.16%) Team Foundation Server
5 61 (3.06%) Selenium
6 59 (2.96%) Octopus Deploy
7 56 (2.81%) Jenkins
8 43 (2.16%) TeamCity
9 41 (2.06%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 32 (1.60%) SpecFlow
11 31 (1.55%) Subversion
12 27 (1.35%) NUnit
13 25 (1.25%) Maven
13 25 (1.25%) WebDriver
14 24 (1.20%) Oracle APEX
15 22 (1.10%) Postman
16 20 (1.00%) Bitbucket
17 18 (0.90%) MSTest
18 14 (0.70%) SoapUI
18 14 (0.70%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 331 (16.59%) Finance
2 126 (6.32%) Retail
3 70 (3.51%) Manufacturing
4 69 (3.46%) Legal
5 42 (2.11%) Law
6 38 (1.90%) Marketing
7 25 (1.25%) Public Sector
8 18 (0.90%) Games
9 17 (0.85%) Financial Institution
10 15 (0.75%) Automotive
11 10 (0.50%) Local Government
12 9 (0.45%) Advertising
12 9 (0.45%) Telecoms
13 7 (0.35%) Housing Association
13 7 (0.35%) Police
14 6 (0.30%) Aerospace
14 6 (0.30%) Banking
14 6 (0.30%) Electronics
15 5 (0.25%) Billing
16 3 (0.15%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 1,138 (57.04%) Developer
2 416 (20.85%) C# Developer
3 414 (20.75%) .NET Developer
4 225 (11.28%) Senior Developer
5 207 (10.38%) C# .NET Developer
6 199 (9.97%) Software Developer
7 187 (9.37%) Analyst
8 146 (7.32%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 100 (5.01%) Senior .NET Developer
10 97 (4.86%) SQL Developer
11 91 (4.56%) Architect
12 87 (4.36%) DBA
13 82 (4.11%) Lead Developer
14 74 (3.71%) Senior C# Developer
15 73 (3.66%) Technical Leader
16 70 (3.51%) Administrator
17 62 (3.11%) Software Engineer
17 62 (3.11%) SQL DBA
18 54 (2.71%) C# Software Developer
19 51 (2.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,015 (50.88%) .NET
2 576 (28.87%) ASP.NET
3 366 (18.35%) HTML
4 343 (17.19%) CSS
5 338 (16.94%) .NET Framework
5 338 (16.94%) ASP.NET MVC
6 280 (14.04%) AngularJS
7 232 (11.63%) ASP.NET Web API
8 220 (11.03%) .NET Core
9 205 (10.28%) jQuery
10 201 (10.08%) Entity Framework
11 185 (9.27%) Web Services
12 144 (7.22%) XML
13 125 (6.27%) RESTful
14 118 (5.91%) HTML5
15 115 (5.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 110 (5.51%) React
17 97 (4.86%) REST
18 80 (4.01%) CSS3
19 68 (3.41%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 162 (8.12%) Analytical Skills
2 155 (7.77%) Greenfield Project
3 92 (4.61%) Self-Motivation
4 56 (2.81%) User Experience
5 44 (2.21%) Data Centre
6 41 (2.06%) Management Information System
7 40 (2.01%) Clustering
8 39 (1.95%) Mobile App
9 37 (1.85%) NHS
10 33 (1.65%) Enterprise Software
11 19 (0.95%) Replication
12 15 (0.75%) N-Tier
13 14 (0.70%) Driving Licence
13 14 (0.70%) Private Cloud
14 11 (0.55%) Robotics
15 9 (0.45%) Life Science
16 8 (0.40%) Analytical Mindset
16 8 (0.40%) Client/Server
16 8 (0.40%) EPoS
17 7 (0.35%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 381 (19.10%) Windows
2 143 (7.17%) Windows Server
3 111 (5.56%) Linux
4 53 (2.66%) Windows Server 2012
5 46 (2.31%) Android
6 45 (2.26%) Unix
7 38 (1.90%) Windows Server 2008
8 33 (1.65%) Apple iOS
9 27 (1.35%) Windows 7
10 26 (1.30%) Windows 10
10 26 (1.30%) Windows 8
11 13 (0.65%) VMS
12 11 (0.55%) Oracle Linux
13 7 (0.35%) Windows Server 2003
14 4 (0.20%) Mac OS
14 4 (0.20%) SUSE
14 4 (0.20%) VME
15 3 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 2 (0.10%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 2 (0.10%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 720 (36.09%) Agile Software Development
2 578 (28.97%) MVC
3 306 (15.34%) Business Intelligence
4 259 (12.98%) DevOps
5 238 (11.93%) Problem-Solving
6 216 (10.83%) Scrum
7 183 (9.17%) Software Engineering
8 175 (8.77%) TDD
9 170 (8.52%) ETL
10 136 (6.82%) Web Development
11 126 (6.32%) SDLC
12 123 (6.17%) Microservices
13 118 (5.91%) Mentoring
14 112 (5.61%) Continuous Integration
15 102 (5.11%) Migration
15 102 (5.11%) Unit Testing
16 98 (4.91%) Analytics
17 95 (4.76%) CRM
18 91 (4.56%) OO
19 83 (4.16%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 1,031 (51.68%) C#
2 972 (48.72%) SQL
3 508 (25.46%) JavaScript
4 275 (13.78%) T-SQL
5 112 (5.61%) Python
6 91 (4.56%) PowerShell
7 87 (4.36%) Java
8 86 (4.31%) VB.NET
9 74 (3.71%) VB
10 58 (2.91%) PL/SQL
11 46 (2.31%) TypeScript
12 44 (2.21%) PHP
13 33 (1.65%) VBA
14 30 (1.50%) VB6
15 28 (1.40%) Ruby
16 24 (1.20%) Java 8
17 21 (1.05%) Shell Script
18 20 (1.00%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
19 19 (0.95%) XAML
20 15 (0.75%) Perl
Qualifications
1 143 (7.17%) Degree
2 102 (5.11%) Microsoft Certification
3 46 (2.31%) MCSE
4 44 (2.21%) Cisco Certification
5 41 (2.06%) CCNA
6 22 (1.10%) MCSA
7 21 (1.05%) Security Cleared
8 18 (0.90%) MCSD
9 17 (0.85%) MCTS
9 17 (0.85%) SC Cleared
10 16 (0.80%) Oracle Certification
11 15 (0.75%) Computer Science Degree
11 15 (0.75%) Master's Degree
12 13 (0.65%) ISEB
13 11 (0.55%) CIW
14 10 (0.50%) ISTQB
14 10 (0.50%) TOGAF Certification
15 9 (0.45%) MCP
16 7 (0.35%) CCNP
16 7 (0.35%) OCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (4.21%) QA
2 59 (2.96%) GDPR
3 55 (2.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 25 (1.25%) SLA
5 16 (0.80%) Data Quality
6 12 (0.60%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.050%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.050%) DICOM
7 1 (0.050%) HL7
7 1 (0.050%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.050%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.050%) PA-DSS
7 1 (0.050%) PMO
7 1 (0.050%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.050%) WCAG
System Software
1 150 (7.52%) Active Directory
2 79 (3.96%) Docker
2 79 (3.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 70 (3.51%) Hyper-V
4 18 (0.90%) VMware ESXi
4 18 (0.90%) vSphere
5 11 (0.55%) XenApp
6 8 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (0.25%) KVM
8 4 (0.20%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 4 (0.20%) Firmware
8 4 (0.20%) IAG
8 4 (0.20%) Oracle RAC
8 4 (0.20%) XenDesktop
9 3 (0.15%) VMware NSX
10 2 (0.10%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (0.10%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (0.10%) VirtualBox
10 2 (0.10%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.050%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 39 (1.95%) Opscode Chef
2 32 (1.60%) Ansible
2 32 (1.60%) Puppet
3 27 (1.35%) Terraform
4 26 (1.30%) Kubernetes
5 22 (1.10%) SCCM
6 15 (0.75%) Microsoft Clustering
7 11 (0.55%) WSUS
8 9 (0.45%) Microsoft Intune
9 8 (0.40%) Failover Clustering
10 5 (0.25%) ZABBIX
11 4 (0.20%) HP ALM
12 3 (0.15%) FortiGate
12 3 (0.15%) HAProxy
12 3 (0.15%) Nessus
12 3 (0.15%) Norton AntiVirus
12 3 (0.15%) Pacemaker
12 3 (0.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 2 (0.10%) Backup Exec
13 2 (0.10%) Nagios
Vendors
1 827 (41.45%) Microsoft
2 182 (9.12%) Oracle
3 122 (6.12%) VMware
4 85 (4.26%) Xamarin
5 67 (3.36%) Tableau
6 53 (2.66%) Cisco
7 38 (1.90%) Citrix
8 34 (1.70%) Google
8 34 (1.70%) SAP
9 30 (1.50%) Sitecore
10 25 (1.25%) Dell
11 23 (1.15%) Intapp
12 22 (1.10%) IBM
13 21 (1.05%) HP
13 21 (1.05%) Veeam
14 19 (0.95%) Cognos
15 17 (0.85%) NetApp
16 15 (0.75%) Salesforce.com
16 15 (0.75%) webMethods
17 14 (0.70%) Informatica