Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 12 10 9
Rank change year-on-year -2 -1 -4
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2,164 3,128 4,011
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North of England 11.93% 14.64% 17.14%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 46.83% 50.94% 52.90%
Number of salaries quoted 1,862 2,744 3,555
North of England median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £29,275 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £62,200 £57,500
England median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.05% +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 4,621 6,140 7,582
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North of England 25.47% 28.74% 32.40%
Number of salaries quoted 3,809 5,238 6,453
North of England median annual salary £45,000 £43,250 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.05% +1.76% +6.25%
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% 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 21 October 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 21 October 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 -6 1,149 £42,500 -4.49% 290
Yorkshire 0 895 £42,500 - 235
North East -6 124 £35,000 -12.50% 62
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 1,084 (50.09%) .NET
2 1,083 (50.05%) C#
3 1,043 (48.20%) SQL
4 907 (41.91%) Microsoft
5 753 (34.80%) Agile Software Development
6 590 (27.26%) ASP.NET
7 582 (26.89%) JavaScript
8 572 (26.43%) Azure
9 567 (26.20%) MVC
10 403 (18.62%) Windows
11 400 (18.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 381 (17.61%) HTML
13 352 (16.27%) Business Intelligence
14 345 (15.94%) CSS
15 334 (15.43%) ASP.NET MVC
16 332 (15.34%) T-SQL
17 324 (14.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 315 (14.56%) .NET Framework
19 294 (13.59%) Finance
20 274 (12.66%) Problem-Solving
21 273 (12.62%) Data Warehouse
22 249 (11.51%) jQuery
23 239 (11.04%) Git (software)
24 236 (10.91%) AngularJS
25 221 (10.21%) ETL
26 220 (10.17%) Degree
27 217 (10.03%) Scrum
28 215 (9.94%) XML
29 207 (9.57%) Software Engineering
30 202 (9.33%) .NET Core

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
1 138 (6.38%) IIS
2 83 (3.84%) SharePoint
3 66 (3.05%) MS Exchange
4 64 (2.96%) CMS
5 51 (2.36%) Umbraco
6 29 (1.34%) Apache
7 26 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2010
8 25 (1.16%) Confluence
8 25 (1.16%) Skype for Business
9 24 (1.11%) Tomcat
10 23 (1.06%) WebSphere
11 21 (0.97%) Apache Spark
12 16 (0.74%) SAS
13 15 (0.69%) SharePoint 2010
14 14 (0.65%) Sitecore CMS
15 13 (0.60%) Drupal
15 13 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2013
16 12 (0.55%) Elasticsearch
16 12 (0.55%) SharePoint 2013
17 10 (0.46%) Kentico
Applications
1 110 (5.08%) Microsoft Office
2 91 (4.21%) Microsoft Excel
3 25 (1.16%) MS Visio
4 15 (0.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 14 (0.65%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (0.23%) SPSS
7 4 (0.18%) InfoPath
8 3 (0.14%) CATIA
9 2 (0.092%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 33 (1.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 26 (1.20%) WebTrends
3 18 (0.83%) Payment Gateway
4 14 (0.65%) Dynamics AX
5 7 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
5 7 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
6 4 (0.18%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 4 (0.18%) Unit4 Business World
7 3 (0.14%) Magento
7 3 (0.14%) SAP BPC
7 3 (0.14%) SAP S/4HANA
8 2 (0.092%) Epicor Tropos
8 2 (0.092%) Maximo
8 2 (0.092%) NetSuite
8 2 (0.092%) Sage 200
8 2 (0.092%) SAP ERP
8 2 (0.092%) Unica
9 1 (0.046%) Elite 3E
9 1 (0.046%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 1 (0.046%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 572 (26.43%) Azure
2 178 (8.23%) Power Platform
3 177 (8.18%) AWS
4 109 (5.04%) Office 365
5 47 (2.17%) SaaS
6 38 (1.76%) GCP
7 31 (1.43%) Azure Active Directory
8 16 (0.74%) Azure Data Factory
9 13 (0.60%) Dynamics 365
10 12 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
10 12 (0.55%) IaaS
11 10 (0.46%) PaaS
12 8 (0.37%) GitHub
12 8 (0.37%) Google Analytics
13 7 (0.32%) Serverless
14 6 (0.28%) Asana
15 5 (0.23%) Slack
16 4 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
16 4 (0.18%) Amazon Kinesis
16 4 (0.18%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 114 (5.27%) Firewall
2 96 (4.44%) DNS
3 78 (3.60%) DHCP
4 75 (3.47%) SAN
5 57 (2.63%) LAN
6 53 (2.45%) TCP/IP
7 45 (2.08%) WAN
8 39 (1.80%) Broadband
8 39 (1.80%) Internet
9 38 (1.76%) VPN
10 34 (1.57%) VoIP
11 33 (1.52%) VLAN
12 30 (1.39%) Wireless
13 26 (1.20%) Skype
14 20 (0.92%) NAS
15 17 (0.79%) Remote Desktop
16 16 (0.74%) HTTP
16 16 (0.74%) MPLS
17 15 (0.69%) SMTP
18 12 (0.55%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 400 (18.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 324 (14.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 273 (12.62%) Data Warehouse
4 191 (8.83%) Relational Database
5 175 (8.09%) Power BI
6 174 (8.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 126 (5.82%) MySQL
8 120 (5.55%) SQL Server 2008
9 119 (5.50%) SQL Server 2012
10 83 (3.84%) SQL Server 2016
11 81 (3.74%) MongoDB
12 79 (3.65%) PostgreSQL
13 75 (3.47%) RDBMS
14 73 (3.37%) NoSQL
15 52 (2.40%) SQL Server 2014
16 49 (2.26%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 44 (2.03%) BusinessObjects
18 42 (1.94%) Big Data
19 40 (1.85%) Crystal Reports
20 38 (1.76%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 239 (11.04%) Git (software)
2 145 (6.70%) Visual Studio
3 133 (6.15%) Team Foundation Server
4 85 (3.93%) JIRA
5 77 (3.56%) Octopus Deploy
6 58 (2.68%) Selenium
7 47 (2.17%) Jenkins
8 45 (2.08%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 40 (1.85%) Subversion
10 38 (1.76%) TeamCity
11 32 (1.48%) SpecFlow
12 31 (1.43%) Visual Studio Team System
13 27 (1.25%) IBM UrbanCode
14 24 (1.11%) NUnit
15 21 (0.97%) Maven
16 18 (0.83%) WebDriver
17 17 (0.79%) Mercurial
18 15 (0.69%) SoapUI
19 14 (0.65%) JUnit
20 13 (0.60%) Ant
General
1 294 (13.59%) Finance
2 112 (5.18%) Retail
3 80 (3.70%) Manufacturing
4 70 (3.23%) Marketing
5 61 (2.82%) Legal
6 49 (2.26%) Banking
7 47 (2.17%) Public Sector
8 30 (1.39%) Telecoms
9 20 (0.92%) Law
10 11 (0.51%) Local Government
11 9 (0.42%) Electronics
11 9 (0.42%) Games
12 8 (0.37%) Housing Association
12 8 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
13 7 (0.32%) Advertising
13 7 (0.32%) Automotive
14 6 (0.28%) Aerospace
15 5 (0.23%) Publishing
16 4 (0.18%) Back Office
16 4 (0.18%) Social Housing
Job Titles
1 1,177 (54.39%) Developer
2 485 (22.41%) C# Developer
3 458 (21.16%) .NET Developer
4 296 (13.68%) C# .NET Developer
5 278 (12.85%) Senior Developer
6 228 (10.54%) Software Developer
7 206 (9.52%) Analyst
8 180 (8.32%) SQL Developer
9 144 (6.65%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 131 (6.05%) Senior .NET Developer
11 123 (5.68%) Senior C# Developer
12 104 (4.81%) DBA
13 96 (4.44%) C# Programmer
13 96 (4.44%) Programmer
14 90 (4.16%) Architect
15 82 (3.79%) Administrator
15 82 (3.79%) C# Software Developer
16 78 (3.60%) SQL DBA
17 74 (3.42%) Software Engineer
18 72 (3.33%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,084 (50.09%) .NET
2 590 (27.26%) ASP.NET
3 381 (17.61%) HTML
4 345 (15.94%) CSS
5 334 (15.43%) ASP.NET MVC
6 315 (14.56%) .NET Framework
7 249 (11.51%) jQuery
8 236 (10.91%) AngularJS
9 215 (9.94%) XML
10 202 (9.33%) .NET Core
11 196 (9.06%) Web Services
12 175 (8.09%) Entity Framework
13 174 (8.04%) ASP.NET Web API
14 154 (7.12%) REST
15 110 (5.08%) RESTful
15 110 (5.08%) WCF
16 96 (4.44%) HTML5
17 95 (4.39%) React
17 95 (4.39%) SOAP
18 81 (3.74%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 192 (8.87%) Analytical Skills
2 103 (4.76%) Greenfield Project
3 93 (4.30%) Self-Motivation
4 84 (3.88%) Enterprise Software
5 65 (3.00%) User Experience
6 57 (2.63%) NHS
7 47 (2.17%) Management Information System
8 39 (1.80%) Data Centre
9 36 (1.66%) Mobile App
10 33 (1.52%) Clustering
11 28 (1.29%) Robotics
12 25 (1.16%) N-Tier
12 25 (1.16%) Replication
13 14 (0.65%) Driving Licence
14 12 (0.55%) PKI
15 11 (0.51%) CMDB
15 11 (0.51%) Data Structures
15 11 (0.51%) Mainframe
16 10 (0.46%) Client/Server
16 10 (0.46%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 403 (18.62%) Windows
2 193 (8.92%) Windows Server
3 125 (5.78%) Linux
4 67 (3.10%) Windows Server 2008
5 64 (2.96%) Windows Server 2012
6 49 (2.26%) Android
7 47 (2.17%) Unix
8 35 (1.62%) Windows 10
9 29 (1.34%) Apple iOS
9 29 (1.34%) Windows 8
10 27 (1.25%) Windows 7
11 26 (1.20%) Windows Server 2003
12 11 (0.51%) AIX
13 8 (0.37%) HPUX
14 6 (0.28%) VME
15 4 (0.18%) Windows XP
16 3 (0.14%) Oracle Linux
16 3 (0.14%) Solaris
17 2 (0.092%) SUSE
18 1 (0.046%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 753 (34.80%) Agile Software Development
2 567 (26.20%) MVC
3 352 (16.27%) Business Intelligence
4 274 (12.66%) Problem-Solving
5 221 (10.21%) ETL
6 217 (10.03%) Scrum
7 207 (9.57%) Software Engineering
8 180 (8.32%) DevOps
9 175 (8.09%) SDLC
9 175 (8.09%) TDD
10 143 (6.61%) Mentoring
11 134 (6.19%) Web Development
12 131 (6.05%) OO
13 126 (5.82%) Data Modelling
14 122 (5.64%) Migration
15 121 (5.59%) Test Automation
16 120 (5.55%) Microservices
17 114 (5.27%) Continuous Integration
18 107 (4.94%) Coaching
19 105 (4.85%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 1,083 (50.05%) C#
2 1,043 (48.20%) SQL
3 582 (26.89%) JavaScript
4 332 (15.34%) T-SQL
5 152 (7.02%) PowerShell
6 120 (5.55%) Java
7 78 (3.60%) VB.NET
8 76 (3.51%) Python
9 67 (3.10%) VB
10 64 (2.96%) VBA
11 54 (2.50%) TypeScript
12 52 (2.40%) C++
13 39 (1.80%) PHP
14 30 (1.39%) PL/SQL
15 26 (1.20%) Java 8
16 21 (0.97%) Ruby
17 20 (0.92%) VB6
18 16 (0.74%) Perl
19 15 (0.69%) C
19 15 (0.69%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 220 (10.17%) Degree
2 96 (4.44%) Microsoft Certification
3 51 (2.36%) MCSE
4 49 (2.26%) Cisco Certification
5 46 (2.13%) CCNA
6 32 (1.48%) ISTQB
7 27 (1.25%) HND
7 27 (1.25%) MCSA
8 20 (0.92%) ISEB
9 16 (0.74%) CCNP
9 16 (0.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 13 (0.60%) Computer Science Degree
10 13 (0.60%) Master's Degree
11 11 (0.51%) MCP
12 10 (0.46%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 10 (0.46%) ITIL Certification
12 10 (0.46%) MCTS
12 10 (0.46%) Security Cleared
13 7 (0.32%) SC Cleared
14 6 (0.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 147 (6.79%) QA
2 41 (1.89%) Data Quality
3 39 (1.80%) SLA
4 33 (1.52%) GDPR
5 27 (1.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 7 (0.32%) Cyber Essentials
7 3 (0.14%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.092%) FINRA
8 2 (0.092%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 2 (0.092%) MiFID
8 2 (0.092%) PMO
9 1 (0.046%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.046%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.046%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.046%) PA-DSS
9 1 (0.046%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.046%) Solvency II
9 1 (0.046%) WCAG
System Software
1 195 (9.01%) Active Directory
2 100 (4.62%) Hyper-V
3 85 (3.93%) VMware Infrastructure
4 71 (3.28%) Docker
5 38 (1.76%) vSphere
6 27 (1.25%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 25 (1.16%) VMware ESXi
8 21 (0.97%) XenApp
9 14 (0.65%) Virtual Servers
10 11 (0.51%) Virtual Machines
11 5 (0.23%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 4 (0.18%) KVM
12 4 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
12 4 (0.18%) XenDesktop
13 3 (0.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 3 (0.14%) Shibboleth
14 2 (0.092%) ISA Server
14 2 (0.092%) VirtualBox
14 2 (0.092%) VMware NSX
14 2 (0.092%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 36 (1.66%) WSUS
2 27 (1.25%) Tivoli
3 24 (1.11%) Opscode Chef
3 24 (1.11%) SCCM
4 19 (0.88%) Ansible
5 18 (0.83%) Puppet
6 17 (0.79%) Kubernetes
7 16 (0.74%) Terraform
8 15 (0.69%) CA Service Virtualization
9 13 (0.60%) Microsoft Clustering
10 12 (0.55%) Cisco CUCM
10 12 (0.55%) HP ALM
11 11 (0.51%) Backup Exec
12 9 (0.42%) Nessus
13 5 (0.23%) Failover Clustering
14 4 (0.18%) HP Quality Center
14 4 (0.18%) Nagios
15 3 (0.14%) HAProxy
15 3 (0.14%) SolarWinds Orion
15 3 (0.14%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 907 (41.91%) Microsoft
2 199 (9.20%) Oracle
3 141 (6.52%) VMware
4 87 (4.02%) Tableau
5 78 (3.60%) Cisco
6 61 (2.82%) IBM
7 58 (2.68%) Xamarin
8 47 (2.17%) HP
9 45 (2.08%) Citrix
10 34 (1.57%) Google
11 31 (1.43%) SAP
11 31 (1.43%) Veeam
12 29 (1.34%) Pega
13 28 (1.29%) Cognos
13 28 (1.29%) Dell
14 24 (1.11%) Salesforce.com
15 23 (1.06%) CA
16 17 (0.79%) NetApp
17 15 (0.69%) Avaya
18 14 (0.65%) Sitecore