Period
to 16 July 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 16 July 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
16 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 11 10 7
Rank change year-on-year -1 -3 -1
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2,501 3,550 4,572
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North of England 12.83% 14.79% 18.22%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 49.10% 48.24% 53.70%
Number of salaries quoted 2,118 3,164 4,179
North of England median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £29,000 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £57,500 £58,750 £56,050
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 5,094 7,359 8,514
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North of England 26.13% 30.66% 33.94%
Number of salaries quoted 4,144 6,296 7,359
North of England median annual salary £43,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
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 16 July 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 16 July 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 -5 1,295 £42,500 +6.25% 391
Yorkshire -1 1,029 £42,500 - 237
North East -3 178 £37,500 -4.76% 57
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 16 July 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 1,263 (50.50%) SQL
2 1,212 (48.46%) .NET
3 1,185 (47.38%) C#
4 1,123 (44.90%) Microsoft
5 763 (30.51%) Agile Software Development
6 714 (28.55%) JavaScript
7 672 (26.87%) ASP.NET
8 633 (25.31%) MVC
9 619 (24.75%) Microsoft Azure
10 525 (20.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 483 (19.31%) HTML
12 482 (19.27%) Windows
13 472 (18.87%) T-SQL
14 433 (17.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 426 (17.03%) CSS
16 421 (16.83%) Business Intelligence
17 383 (15.31%) ASP.NET MVC
18 350 (13.99%) Finance
19 315 (12.59%) Problem-Solving
20 313 (12.51%) .NET Framework
21 310 (12.40%) Data Warehouse
22 290 (11.60%) AngularJS
23 276 (11.04%) Degree
23 276 (11.04%) jQuery
24 275 (11.00%) Windows Server
25 262 (10.48%) Git (software)
26 261 (10.44%) Scrum
27 251 (10.04%) ETL
27 251 (10.04%) XML
27 251 (10.04%) 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
1 176 (7.04%) IIS
2 99 (3.96%) SharePoint
3 73 (2.92%) MS Exchange
4 38 (1.52%) Apache
5 35 (1.40%) CMS
6 33 (1.32%) Skype for Business
7 32 (1.28%) WebSphere
8 31 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2010
8 31 (1.24%) Umbraco
9 28 (1.12%) Tomcat
10 25 (1.00%) SharePoint 2013
11 20 (0.80%) Confluence
12 16 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2013
12 16 (0.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 15 (0.60%) SAS
14 13 (0.52%) SharePoint 2010
15 12 (0.48%) Apache Spark
15 12 (0.48%) Drupal
16 11 (0.44%) Elasticsearch
17 10 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 132 (5.28%) Microsoft Office
2 85 (3.40%) Microsoft Excel
3 23 (0.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (0.40%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.16%) HipChat
6 4 (0.16%) SPSS
7 1 (0.040%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.040%) S-PLUS
7 1 (0.040%) Stata
Business Applications
1 27 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 22 (0.88%) Dynamics AX
3 17 (0.68%) Payment Gateway
4 11 (0.44%) WebTrends
5 9 (0.36%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 8 (0.32%) Unit4 Business World
7 7 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
8 5 (0.20%) FLEXCUBE
9 4 (0.16%) NetSuite
9 4 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
10 3 (0.12%) Cognos TM1
10 3 (0.12%) FastStats
10 3 (0.12%) Oracle ERP
10 3 (0.12%) Sage 50
10 3 (0.12%) Unica
11 2 (0.080%) Adobe Campaign
11 2 (0.080%) Maximo
12 1 (0.040%) Oracle Financials
12 1 (0.040%) Sage 200
12 1 (0.040%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 619 (24.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 213 (8.52%) Power Platform
3 191 (7.64%) Amazon AWS
4 145 (5.80%) Office 365
5 57 (2.28%) SaaS
6 35 (1.40%) Dynamics 365
7 28 (1.12%) Azure Active Directory
8 24 (0.96%) Azure Data Factory
9 23 (0.92%) GitHub
10 20 (0.80%) Serverless
11 19 (0.76%) IaaS
12 18 (0.72%) PaaS
13 17 (0.68%) AWS Lambda
14 16 (0.64%) Amazon EC2
14 16 (0.64%) Amazon S3
14 16 (0.64%) Google Cloud Platform
15 12 (0.48%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
16 11 (0.44%) Datadog
16 11 (0.44%) Google Analytics
16 11 (0.44%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 116 (4.64%) Firewall
2 107 (4.28%) DNS
3 88 (3.52%) Broadband
4 85 (3.40%) DHCP
5 70 (2.80%) LAN
6 67 (2.68%) TCP/IP
7 64 (2.56%) SAN
7 64 (2.56%) WAN
8 52 (2.08%) VPN
9 48 (1.92%) Internet
10 38 (1.52%) VLAN
11 33 (1.32%) VoIP
11 33 (1.32%) Wireless
12 29 (1.16%) HTTP
13 28 (1.12%) Skype
14 25 (1.00%) NAS
15 19 (0.76%) Remote Desktop
15 19 (0.76%) SMTP
16 15 (0.60%) MPLS
16 15 (0.60%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 525 (20.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 433 (17.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 310 (12.40%) Data Warehouse
4 237 (9.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 212 (8.48%) Power BI
6 185 (7.40%) Relational Database
7 184 (7.36%) SQL Server 2012
8 156 (6.24%) SQL Server 2008
9 149 (5.96%) MySQL
10 147 (5.88%) SQL Server 2016
11 111 (4.44%) NoSQL
12 84 (3.36%) MongoDB
13 80 (3.20%) PostgreSQL
14 73 (2.92%) RDBMS
15 65 (2.60%) SQL Server 2014
16 48 (1.92%) QlikView
17 45 (1.80%) Azure SQL Database
18 41 (1.64%) Big Data
18 41 (1.64%) BusinessObjects
19 39 (1.56%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 262 (10.48%) Git (software)
2 196 (7.84%) Team Foundation Server
3 172 (6.88%) Visual Studio
4 70 (2.80%) JIRA
5 53 (2.12%) Octopus Deploy
5 53 (2.12%) Selenium
6 40 (1.60%) SoapUI
7 39 (1.56%) Subversion
8 36 (1.44%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 35 (1.40%) TeamCity
10 29 (1.16%) Visual Studio Team System
11 28 (1.12%) Jenkins
12 21 (0.84%) SpecFlow
13 19 (0.76%) NUnit
14 16 (0.64%) Grunt
15 15 (0.60%) Mercurial
16 12 (0.48%) IBM UrbanCode
16 12 (0.48%) tSQLt
17 11 (0.44%) Cucumber
17 11 (0.44%) WebDriver
General
1 350 (13.99%) Finance
2 108 (4.32%) Retail
3 73 (2.92%) Marketing
4 69 (2.76%) Telecoms
5 59 (2.36%) Banking
6 58 (2.32%) Manufacturing
7 49 (1.96%) Legal
8 32 (1.28%) Games
9 27 (1.08%) Law
10 15 (0.60%) Local Government
11 13 (0.52%) Automotive
11 13 (0.52%) Electronics
12 12 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
13 9 (0.36%) Advertising
14 5 (0.20%) Back Office
15 4 (0.16%) Publishing
16 2 (0.080%) Aerospace
16 2 (0.080%) Billing
16 2 (0.080%) Investment Banking
16 2 (0.080%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1,333 (53.30%) Developer
2 514 (20.55%) .NET Developer
3 461 (18.43%) C# Developer
4 299 (11.96%) C# .NET Developer
5 284 (11.36%) Senior Developer
6 259 (10.36%) Analyst
7 240 (9.60%) Software Developer
8 196 (7.84%) SQL Developer
9 171 (6.84%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 167 (6.68%) DBA
11 140 (5.60%) SQL DBA
12 134 (5.36%) Senior .NET Developer
13 131 (5.24%) Senior C# Developer
14 110 (4.40%) Administrator
15 95 (3.80%) Software Engineer
16 94 (3.76%) .NET Software Developer
17 93 (3.72%) C# Software Developer
18 85 (3.40%) ASP.NET Developer
19 82 (3.28%) C# ASP.NET Developer
20 78 (3.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,212 (48.46%) .NET
2 672 (26.87%) ASP.NET
3 483 (19.31%) HTML
4 426 (17.03%) CSS
5 383 (15.31%) ASP.NET MVC
6 313 (12.51%) .NET Framework
7 290 (11.60%) AngularJS
8 276 (11.04%) jQuery
9 251 (10.04%) XML
10 227 (9.08%) ASP.NET Web API
11 216 (8.64%) Web Services
12 170 (6.80%) Entity Framework
12 170 (6.80%) REST
13 155 (6.20%) .NET Core
14 122 (4.88%) React
15 116 (4.64%) SOAP
16 115 (4.60%) HTML5
17 107 (4.28%) RESTful
18 98 (3.92%) WCF
19 93 (3.72%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 211 (8.44%) Analytical Skills
2 142 (5.68%) Enterprise Software
3 119 (4.76%) Self-Motivation
4 99 (3.96%) Greenfield Project
5 62 (2.48%) Replication
6 54 (2.16%) Data Centre
7 51 (2.04%) User Experience
8 50 (2.00%) NHS
9 46 (1.84%) Management Information System
9 46 (1.84%) Mobile App
10 37 (1.48%) Clustering
11 28 (1.12%) Robotics
12 24 (0.96%) PKI
13 21 (0.84%) Data Structures
14 18 (0.72%) Client/Server
15 16 (0.64%) N-Tier
16 14 (0.56%) Linux Command Line
17 13 (0.52%) Analytical Mindset
18 12 (0.48%) CMDB
19 11 (0.44%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 482 (19.27%) Windows
2 275 (11.00%) Windows Server
3 176 (7.04%) Linux
4 129 (5.16%) Windows Server 2012
5 94 (3.76%) Windows Server 2008
6 58 (2.32%) Unix
7 43 (1.72%) Windows 10
8 37 (1.48%) Windows Server 2003
9 33 (1.32%) Android
10 23 (0.92%) Windows 7
11 21 (0.84%) AIX
12 17 (0.68%) Apple iOS
13 16 (0.64%) Windows 8
14 10 (0.40%) Solaris
15 8 (0.32%) HPUX
16 4 (0.16%) Windows 2000 Server
17 2 (0.080%) VME
18 1 (0.040%) CentOS
18 1 (0.040%) Mesosphere
18 1 (0.040%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 763 (30.51%) Agile Software Development
2 633 (25.31%) MVC
3 421 (16.83%) Business Intelligence
4 315 (12.59%) Problem-Solving
5 261 (10.44%) Scrum
6 251 (10.04%) ETL
6 251 (10.04%) Software Engineering
7 198 (7.92%) TDD
8 181 (7.24%) Mentoring
9 177 (7.08%) Data Modelling
9 177 (7.08%) OO
10 176 (7.04%) SDLC
11 171 (6.84%) DevOps
12 163 (6.52%) Performance Tuning
13 158 (6.32%) Test Automation
14 147 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
15 139 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
16 133 (5.32%) ITIL
17 121 (4.84%) Migration
18 114 (4.56%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 1,263 (50.50%) SQL
2 1,185 (47.38%) C#
3 714 (28.55%) JavaScript
4 472 (18.87%) T-SQL
5 205 (8.20%) PowerShell
6 197 (7.88%) Java
7 99 (3.96%) C++
8 94 (3.76%) VB.NET
9 86 (3.44%) Python
10 65 (2.60%) VB
11 62 (2.48%) TypeScript
12 54 (2.16%) PHP
13 53 (2.12%) VBA
14 44 (1.76%) Ruby
15 35 (1.40%) PL/SQL
16 21 (0.84%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 21 (0.84%) Shell Script
17 20 (0.80%) C
17 20 (0.80%) Perl
17 20 (0.80%) R
Qualifications
1 276 (11.04%) Degree
2 103 (4.12%) Microsoft Certification
3 62 (2.48%) Cisco Certification
3 62 (2.48%) ISTQB
4 61 (2.44%) CCNA
5 53 (2.12%) MCSA
6 45 (1.80%) MCSE
7 32 (1.28%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 31 (1.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 25 (1.00%) ISEB
10 23 (0.92%) HND
11 20 (0.80%) CCNP
12 19 (0.76%) SSCP
13 14 (0.56%) Computer Science Degree
13 14 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
13 14 (0.56%) MCP
13 14 (0.56%) Security Cleared
14 13 (0.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 10 (0.40%) Microsoft Certified Architect
16 9 (0.36%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 129 (5.16%) QA
2 60 (2.40%) SLA
3 51 (2.04%) Data Quality
4 29 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 24 (0.96%) GDPR
6 6 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials
6 6 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 6 (0.24%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.080%) FINRA
7 2 (0.080%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.080%) MiFID
7 2 (0.080%) PMO
8 1 (0.040%) Dublin Core
8 1 (0.040%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.040%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 223 (8.92%) Active Directory
2 127 (5.08%) Hyper-V
3 120 (4.80%) VMware Infrastructure
4 57 (2.28%) Docker
5 31 (1.24%) vSphere
6 29 (1.16%) XenApp
7 28 (1.12%) VMware ESXi
8 21 (0.84%) Virtual Servers
9 12 (0.48%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 8 (0.32%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 6 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
12 5 (0.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 5 (0.20%) Shibboleth
13 2 (0.080%) BitLocker
13 2 (0.080%) VirtualBox
13 2 (0.080%) XenDesktop
14 1 (0.040%) HDFS
14 1 (0.040%) ISA Server
14 1 (0.040%) NDS
14 1 (0.040%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 36 (1.44%) Terraform
2 35 (1.40%) WSUS
3 34 (1.36%) SCCM
4 25 (1.00%) Ansible
5 24 (0.96%) CA Service Virtualization
6 20 (0.80%) Backup Exec
7 18 (0.72%) Cisco CUCM
7 18 (0.72%) Kubernetes
8 15 (0.60%) SQL Sentry
9 14 (0.56%) Single Sign-On
10 12 (0.48%) Microsoft Clustering
10 12 (0.48%) Puppet
10 12 (0.48%) Tivoli
11 9 (0.36%) vCenter Server
12 7 (0.28%) Nessus
12 7 (0.28%) Norton AntiVirus
12 7 (0.28%) Opscode Chef
13 5 (0.20%) HP ALM
13 5 (0.20%) HP Quality Center
13 5 (0.20%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 1,123 (44.90%) Microsoft
2 244 (9.76%) Oracle
3 186 (7.44%) VMware
4 113 (4.52%) Cisco
5 78 (3.12%) Tableau
6 55 (2.20%) IBM
7 51 (2.04%) Citrix
8 50 (2.00%) SAP
9 48 (1.92%) HP
10 45 (1.80%) Pega
11 43 (1.72%) Veeam
12 38 (1.52%) Salesforce.com
13 37 (1.48%) Xamarin
14 35 (1.40%) Cognos
15 32 (1.28%) Google
16 31 (1.24%) CA
16 31 (1.24%) Dell
17 21 (0.84%) Sage
18 20 (0.80%) RedGate
19 18 (0.72%) ServiceNow