Period
to 26 September 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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 12 12 10
Rank change year-on-year 0 -2 -1
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 913 2,324 3,239
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North of England 12.69% 12.24% 14.64%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 43.13% 47.29% 50.26%
Number of salaries quoted 876 2,090 3,032
Median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £32,500 £29,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £63,125 £58,750 £61,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £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 2,117 4,914 6,444
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North of England 29.43% 25.89% 29.12%
Number of salaries quoted 1,855 4,002 5,496
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +2.41%
10th Percentile £32,500 £28,525 £27,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +2.04%

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 26 September 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 26 September 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 +5 609 £50,000 +17.65% 187
Yorkshire -9 258 £45,000 +5.88% 83
North East -13 45 £41,000 +10.81% 29
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 26 September 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.

1 424 (46.44%) .NET
2 412 (45.13%) C#
3 411 (45.02%) SQL
4 388 (42.50%) Microsoft
5 292 (31.98%) Agile Software Development
6 277 (30.34%) Azure
7 250 (27.38%) JavaScript
8 218 (23.88%) MVC
9 193 (21.14%) Windows
10 191 (20.92%) ASP.NET
11 166 (18.18%) HTML
12 152 (16.65%) Finance
13 137 (15.01%) CSS
14 136 (14.90%) T-SQL
15 133 (14.57%) .NET Core
16 128 (14.02%) AngularJS
17 127 (13.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 117 (12.81%) Business Intelligence
18 117 (12.81%) ASP.NET Web API
18 117 (12.81%) React
19 112 (12.27%) DevOps
20 108 (11.83%) .NET Framework
21 107 (11.72%) Windows Server
22 105 (11.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
23 100 (10.95%) Oracle
24 99 (10.84%) Active Directory
25 96 (10.51%) ASP.NET MVC
26 94 (10.30%) AWS
27 93 (10.19%) IIS
28 88 (9.64%) Degree

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 93 (10.19%) IIS
2 43 (4.71%) SharePoint
3 22 (2.41%) MS Exchange
4 21 (2.30%) Apache
5 13 (1.42%) Tomcat
6 11 (1.20%) CMS
6 11 (1.20%) Elasticsearch
7 7 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2010
7 7 (0.77%) Skype for Business
8 5 (0.55%) nginx
9 4 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2013
9 4 (0.44%) SAS
9 4 (0.44%) WebLogic
9 4 (0.44%) WebSphere
10 3 (0.33%) Confluence
10 3 (0.33%) Drupal
10 3 (0.33%) Mule
10 3 (0.33%) NServiceBus
10 3 (0.33%) Sitecore CMS
10 3 (0.33%) Umbraco
Applications
1 56 (6.13%) Microsoft Office
2 26 (2.85%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.11%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 10 (1.10%) Dynamics AX
1 10 (1.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.66%) FLEXCUBE
3 5 (0.55%) Infor CRM
3 5 (0.55%) Sage X3
4 2 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.22%) Visualfiles
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
5 1 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 277 (30.34%) Azure
2 94 (10.30%) AWS
3 83 (9.09%) Power Platform
4 37 (4.05%) Cloud Computing
4 37 (4.05%) Office 365
5 29 (3.18%) Dynamics 365
6 23 (2.52%) IaaS
6 23 (2.52%) PaaS
7 21 (2.30%) GitHub
8 15 (1.64%) GCP
9 13 (1.42%) SaaS
10 9 (0.99%) Serverless
11 7 (0.77%) Azure Active Directory
12 6 (0.66%) Azure Data Factory
12 6 (0.66%) NuGet
13 5 (0.55%) AWS Lambda
13 5 (0.55%) OpenShift
14 4 (0.44%) Power Automate
14 4 (0.44%) Slack
15 3 (0.33%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 51 (5.59%) Firewall
2 48 (5.26%) DNS
3 41 (4.49%) DHCP
4 30 (3.29%) Internet
5 23 (2.52%) VPN
6 14 (1.53%) TCP/IP
6 14 (1.53%) VoIP
7 13 (1.42%) LAN
8 12 (1.31%) SSL
8 12 (1.31%) WAN
9 11 (1.20%) MPLS
9 11 (1.20%) Skype
10 10 (1.10%) SAN
11 9 (0.99%) Network Security
12 6 (0.66%) VLAN
13 5 (0.55%) NAS
13 5 (0.55%) Unified Communications
13 5 (0.55%) Wireless
14 4 (0.44%) NetScaler
14 4 (0.44%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 127 (13.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 105 (11.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 75 (8.21%) Power BI
4 68 (7.45%) SQL Server 2012
5 67 (7.34%) Data Warehouse
6 50 (5.48%) MongoDB
7 48 (5.26%) Relational Database
8 43 (4.71%) MySQL
9 42 (4.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 41 (4.49%) PostgreSQL
11 34 (3.72%) SQL Server 2016
12 32 (3.50%) Oracle Reports
13 25 (2.74%) SQL Server 2019
14 24 (2.63%) Oracle Database
15 23 (2.52%) SQL Server 2008
16 18 (1.97%) Azure SQL Database
17 17 (1.86%) BusinessObjects
18 15 (1.64%) NoSQL
19 13 (1.42%) SQL Server 2014
20 12 (1.31%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 85 (9.31%) Git (software)
2 63 (6.90%) Visual Studio
3 39 (4.27%) Oracle APEX
4 33 (3.61%) Team Foundation Server
5 32 (3.50%) JIRA
6 24 (2.63%) TeamCity
7 20 (2.19%) Octopus Deploy
8 17 (1.86%) Selenium
9 16 (1.75%) NUnit
10 11 (1.20%) Bitbucket
11 10 (1.10%) Jenkins
11 10 (1.10%) Moq
11 10 (1.10%) SpecFlow
11 10 (1.10%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 8 (0.88%) Cucumber
13 6 (0.66%) GitLab
14 5 (0.55%) Cypress.io
15 4 (0.44%) Visual Studio Code
16 3 (0.33%) MSTest
16 3 (0.33%) WebDriver
General
1 152 (16.65%) Finance
2 46 (5.04%) Law
3 24 (2.63%) Financial Institution
4 23 (2.52%) Banking
5 22 (2.41%) Legal
6 20 (2.19%) Marketing
7 19 (2.08%) Retail
8 17 (1.86%) Games
9 16 (1.75%) Local Government
10 14 (1.53%) Manufacturing
11 9 (0.99%) Public Sector
12 6 (0.66%) Telecoms
13 4 (0.44%) Back Office
13 4 (0.44%) General Ledger
13 4 (0.44%) Housing Association
14 3 (0.33%) Electronics
14 3 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
14 3 (0.33%) Social Housing
15 1 (0.11%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 436 (47.75%) Developer
2 193 (21.14%) .NET Developer
3 128 (14.02%) C# Developer
4 108 (11.83%) Software Developer
5 97 (10.62%) Senior Developer
6 84 (9.20%) C# .NET Developer
7 83 (9.09%) Architect
8 80 (8.76%) DBA
9 67 (7.34%) Analyst
10 64 (7.01%) SQL DBA
11 52 (5.70%) Senior .NET Developer
12 51 (5.59%) C# Software Developer
13 50 (5.48%) SQL Developer
14 42 (4.60%) Solutions Architect
15 37 (4.05%) .NET Software Developer
16 35 (3.83%) Lead Developer
17 34 (3.72%) Business Intelligence Developer
18 33 (3.61%) SQL Server DBA
19 30 (3.29%) Support Analyst
20 28 (3.07%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 424 (46.44%) .NET
2 191 (20.92%) ASP.NET
3 166 (18.18%) HTML
4 137 (15.01%) CSS
5 133 (14.57%) .NET Core
6 128 (14.02%) AngularJS
7 117 (12.81%) ASP.NET Web API
7 117 (12.81%) React
8 108 (11.83%) .NET Framework
9 96 (10.51%) ASP.NET MVC
10 80 (8.76%) jQuery
11 73 (8.00%) HTML5
12 54 (5.91%) Entity Framework
13 52 (5.70%) Web Services
14 47 (5.15%) XML
15 46 (5.04%) REST
16 36 (3.94%) ASP.NET Core
17 32 (3.50%) WCF
18 30 (3.29%) RESTful
19 25 (2.74%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 62 (6.79%) Analytical Skills
2 53 (5.81%) Greenfield Project
3 48 (5.26%) Replication
4 43 (4.71%) User Experience
5 41 (4.49%) Self-Motivation
6 38 (4.16%) Mobile App
7 35 (3.83%) Clustering
8 24 (2.63%) Management Information System
9 18 (1.97%) Data Structures
10 16 (1.75%) PKI
11 13 (1.42%) Enterprise Software
12 9 (0.99%) iPhone
12 9 (0.99%) Life Science
13 8 (0.88%) PlayStation
14 7 (0.77%) Data Centre
15 5 (0.55%) NHS
16 4 (0.44%) Hybrid Cloud
16 4 (0.44%) IBM Mainframe
16 4 (0.44%) Mainframe
16 4 (0.44%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 193 (21.14%) Windows
2 107 (11.72%) Windows Server
3 71 (7.78%) Linux
4 40 (4.38%) Windows Server 2012
5 31 (3.40%) Windows Server 2016
6 21 (2.30%) Android
7 12 (1.31%) Unix
8 9 (0.99%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (0.88%) Windows 10
10 7 (0.77%) Apple iOS
10 7 (0.77%) Windows Server 2019
11 6 (0.66%) Windows 7
12 4 (0.44%) Solaris
13 1 (0.11%) CentOS
13 1 (0.11%) Fedora
13 1 (0.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 292 (31.98%) Agile Software Development
2 218 (23.88%) MVC
3 117 (12.81%) Business Intelligence
4 112 (12.27%) DevOps
5 76 (8.32%) Microservices
6 74 (8.11%) Software Engineering
7 68 (7.45%) ITIL
8 67 (7.34%) Problem-Solving
9 66 (7.23%) Web Development
10 64 (7.01%) Performance Tuning
11 62 (6.79%) ETL
11 62 (6.79%) Unit Testing
12 61 (6.68%) TDD
13 59 (6.46%) OOP
14 55 (6.02%) Change Management
15 54 (5.91%) OO
16 53 (5.81%) SDLC
17 47 (5.15%) Computer Science
18 46 (5.04%) Mentoring
19 41 (4.49%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 412 (45.13%) C#
2 411 (45.02%) SQL
3 250 (27.38%) JavaScript
4 136 (14.90%) T-SQL
5 74 (8.11%) PowerShell
6 46 (5.04%) PL/SQL
7 36 (3.94%) Python
8 24 (2.63%) Java
9 23 (2.52%) TypeScript
9 23 (2.52%) VB.NET
10 18 (1.97%) VB
11 10 (1.10%) PHP
12 8 (0.88%) Bash Shell
13 7 (0.77%) X++
14 6 (0.66%) C++
14 6 (0.66%) VBA
15 5 (0.55%) ES6
15 5 (0.55%) ES8
15 5 (0.55%) Go
16 4 (0.44%) Perl
Qualifications
1 88 (9.64%) Degree
2 58 (6.35%) Microsoft Certification
3 37 (4.05%) MCSA
4 36 (3.94%) MCP
5 31 (3.40%) CCNA
5 31 (3.40%) Cisco Certification
5 31 (3.40%) TOGAF Certification
6 30 (3.29%) MCSE
7 23 (2.52%) MCTS
8 19 (2.08%) Computer Science Degree
9 6 (0.66%) DBS Check
9 6 (0.66%) Numerate Degree
10 5 (0.55%) MCITP
11 4 (0.44%) CCA
11 4 (0.44%) Microsoft Certified Architect
11 4 (0.44%) Security Cleared
11 4 (0.44%) SSCP
12 3 (0.33%) Citrix Certification
12 3 (0.33%) MCSD
12 3 (0.33%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (5.70%) QA
2 29 (3.18%) GDPR
3 21 (2.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 18 (1.97%) Data Quality
5 16 (1.75%) SLA
6 15 (1.64%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.22%) GAMP
7 2 (0.22%) PMO
System Software
1 99 (10.84%) Active Directory
2 41 (4.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 40 (4.38%) Docker
4 29 (3.18%) Hyper-V
5 9 (0.99%) Terminal Server
6 8 (0.88%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (0.55%) vSphere
8 2 (0.22%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.22%) XenApp
9 1 (0.11%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 1 (0.11%) DFS Replication
9 1 (0.11%) Firmware
9 1 (0.11%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 1 (0.11%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 26 (2.85%) Failover Clustering
2 25 (2.74%) Kubernetes
3 16 (1.75%) Puppet
4 13 (1.42%) Terraform
5 12 (1.31%) Opscode Chef
6 10 (1.10%) Ansible
6 10 (1.10%) SCCM
7 6 (0.66%) Microsoft Clustering
7 6 (0.66%) Oracle RMAN
8 5 (0.55%) HAProxy
8 5 (0.55%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 3 (0.33%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 3 (0.33%) Microsoft Intune
9 3 (0.33%) SCOM
10 2 (0.22%) Data Guard
10 2 (0.22%) Grafana
10 2 (0.22%) Graylog
10 2 (0.22%) Prometheus
11 1 (0.11%) Nessus
11 1 (0.11%) WSUS
Vendors
1 388 (42.50%) Microsoft
2 100 (10.95%) Oracle
3 60 (6.57%) VMware
4 27 (2.96%) Citrix
5 22 (2.41%) Google
5 22 (2.41%) Tableau
6 21 (2.30%) SAP
7 17 (1.86%) Cisco
8 16 (1.75%) Veeam
9 15 (1.64%) IBM
10 10 (1.10%) Xamarin
11 8 (0.88%) EMC
11 8 (0.88%) Splunk
11 8 (0.88%) TOWER Software
12 7 (0.77%) webMethods
13 6 (0.66%) Apple
13 6 (0.66%) NetApp
13 6 (0.66%) ServiceNow
14 5 (0.55%) Sage
14 5 (0.55%) Salesforce.com