Period
to 21 February 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London 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 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
21 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 12 9 9
Rank change year-on-year -3 0 -4
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 11,240 16,186 16,601
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 13.26% 15.91% 16.22%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 47.27% 51.42% 53.70%
Number of salaries quoted 9,621 14,326 14,941
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £60,000 £58,750
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.27% +0.57%

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 UK excluding London with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
UK excluding London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 23,779 31,475 30,913
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 28.06% 30.95% 30.20%
Number of salaries quoted 19,474 26,532 26,150
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.66%
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £69,743 £62,500 £62,500
UK median annual salary £52,467 £49,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +7.08% +3.16% +4.40%

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing SQL Server as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server in the UK excluding London

SQL Server
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SQL Server in the UK excluding London.

Salary trend for SQL Server in the UK excluding London

SQL Server
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 21 February 2019.

Salary histogram for SQL Server in the UK excluding London

SQL Server
Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 21 February 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
South East -4 3,481 £45,000 +5.88% 654
North of England 0 2,741 £42,500 +6.25% 886
Midlands -2 1,663 £40,000 - 535
North West 0 1,632 £45,000 +9.76% 452
South West -8 1,204 £42,500 +6.25% 286
East of England +1 1,167 £45,000 - 227
West Midlands -1 973 £40,000 - 279
Yorkshire +1 970 £42,000 -1.18% 381
Scotland +1 722 £45,000 +12.50% 120
East Midlands -3 690 £40,000 +3.90% 256
Wales -4 233 £37,500 -6.25% 59
North East -11 140 £40,000 +14.29% 53
Northern Ireland -13 71 £38,750 +10.71% 22
Isle of Man -4 2 £37,500 -25.00%
SQL Server
UK

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 6,153 (54.74%) .NET
2 6,032 (53.67%) C#
3 5,643 (50.20%) SQL
4 4,499 (40.03%) Microsoft
5 4,023 (35.79%) JavaScript
6 3,984 (35.44%) Agile Software Development
7 3,706 (32.97%) ASP.NET
8 3,671 (32.66%) MVC
9 3,236 (28.79%) HTML
10 2,954 (26.28%) CSS
11 2,354 (20.94%) Microsoft Azure
12 2,295 (20.42%) Windows
13 2,091 (18.60%) ASP.NET MVC
14 1,980 (17.62%) T-SQL
15 1,886 (16.78%) AngularJS
16 1,657 (14.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 1,565 (13.92%) Finance
18 1,560 (13.88%) .NET Framework
19 1,528 (13.59%) jQuery
20 1,525 (13.57%) Business Intelligence
21 1,493 (13.28%) ASP.NET Web API
22 1,464 (13.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
23 1,430 (12.72%) TDD
24 1,411 (12.55%) Oracle
25 1,389 (12.36%) Web Services
26 1,373 (12.22%) Scrum
27 1,356 (12.06%) Degree
28 1,182 (10.52%) Problem-Solving
29 1,155 (10.28%) Git (software)
30 1,136 (10.11%) Visual Studio

SQL Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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
1 792 (7.05%) IIS
2 561 (4.99%) SharePoint
3 289 (2.57%) MS Exchange
4 240 (2.14%) CMS
5 209 (1.86%) Elasticsearch
6 154 (1.37%) Tomcat
7 148 (1.32%) Apache
8 135 (1.20%) BizTalk Server
9 133 (1.18%) Umbraco
10 122 (1.09%) Confluence
11 96 (0.85%) WebSphere
12 95 (0.85%) JBoss
13 87 (0.77%) WebLogic
14 79 (0.70%) Apache Spark
15 76 (0.68%) SAS
16 71 (0.63%) Skype for Business
17 59 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2010
18 58 (0.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
19 53 (0.47%) WordPress
20 45 (0.40%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 388 (3.45%) Microsoft Office
2 351 (3.12%) Microsoft Excel
3 116 (1.03%) Chatbot
4 26 (0.23%) MS Visio
5 21 (0.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 21 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
6 19 (0.17%) Photoshop
7 18 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
8 13 (0.12%) Weka
9 11 (0.098%) SPSS
10 9 (0.080%) InfoPath
11 6 (0.053%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 5 (0.044%) Stata
13 4 (0.036%) AutoCAD
13 4 (0.036%) EngageOne
13 4 (0.036%) Fireworks
14 3 (0.027%) Revit
14 3 (0.027%) S-PLUS
14 3 (0.027%) Spreadsheet
15 2 (0.018%) MicroStation
Business Applications
1 189 (1.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 95 (0.85%) Dynamics AX
3 36 (0.32%) Magento
4 27 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
5 25 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
6 19 (0.17%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 18 (0.16%) Payment Gateway
8 13 (0.12%) Unit4 Business World
9 12 (0.11%) Cognos TM1
9 12 (0.11%) Movex
9 12 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
10 10 (0.089%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 10 (0.089%) NetSuite
10 10 (0.089%) Oracle EBS R12
10 10 (0.089%) SAP S/4HANA
11 9 (0.080%) JDE OneWorld
11 9 (0.080%) Sage 200
12 8 (0.071%) Oracle Financials
12 8 (0.071%) SAP FI
12 8 (0.071%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 2,354 (20.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 1,046 (9.31%) Amazon AWS
3 449 (3.99%) Office 365
4 426 (3.79%) SaaS
5 169 (1.50%) GitHub
5 169 (1.50%) PaaS
6 159 (1.41%) IaaS
7 135 (1.20%) Dynamics 365
8 118 (1.05%) Google Cloud Platform
9 90 (0.80%) Serverless
10 60 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
11 56 (0.50%) Azure Data Factory
12 53 (0.47%) Amazon EC2
13 45 (0.40%) npm
14 40 (0.36%) Azure Functions
15 34 (0.30%) Azure Active Directory
16 33 (0.29%) Google Play
17 32 (0.28%) AWS Lambda
18 31 (0.28%) Amazon S3
19 26 (0.23%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 405 (3.60%) Firewall
2 342 (3.04%) DNS
3 310 (2.76%) TCP/IP
4 308 (2.74%) Internet
5 235 (2.09%) DHCP
6 225 (2.00%) WAN
7 221 (1.97%) LAN
8 198 (1.76%) SAN
9 161 (1.43%) VPN
10 107 (0.95%) HTTP
11 97 (0.86%) Network Security
12 91 (0.81%) VLAN
13 80 (0.71%) VoIP
14 63 (0.56%) SSL
15 61 (0.54%) Wireless
16 52 (0.46%) NAS
17 48 (0.43%) Intranet
18 43 (0.38%) Broadband
19 38 (0.34%) Remote Desktop
20 37 (0.33%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,657 (14.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1,464 (13.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 949 (8.44%) Data Warehouse
4 946 (8.42%) MySQL
5 942 (8.38%) Relational Database
6 729 (6.49%) SQL Server 2016
7 716 (6.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 692 (6.16%) SQL Server 2008
9 629 (5.60%) Power BI
10 606 (5.39%) NoSQL
11 566 (5.04%) SQL Server 2012
12 507 (4.51%) PostgreSQL
13 458 (4.07%) MongoDB
14 347 (3.09%) RDBMS
15 308 (2.74%) SQL Server 2014
16 305 (2.71%) Oracle Database
17 274 (2.44%) Big Data
18 188 (1.67%) QlikView
19 180 (1.60%) Azure SQL Database
20 161 (1.43%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 1,155 (10.28%) Git (software)
2 1,136 (10.11%) Visual Studio
3 890 (7.92%) Team Foundation Server
4 355 (3.16%) JIRA
5 314 (2.79%) Jenkins
6 285 (2.54%) TeamCity
7 271 (2.41%) Selenium
8 235 (2.09%) NUnit
9 234 (2.08%) Subversion
10 192 (1.71%) Octopus Deploy
11 179 (1.59%) Visual Studio Team System
12 130 (1.16%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 115 (1.02%) Cucumber
13 115 (1.02%) SpecFlow
14 101 (0.90%) Maven
15 91 (0.81%) Bitbucket
16 77 (0.69%) MSTest
17 65 (0.58%) Eclipse
17 65 (0.58%) JUnit
18 58 (0.52%) gulp
General
1 1,565 (13.92%) Finance
2 451 (4.01%) Retail
3 415 (3.69%) Marketing
4 269 (2.39%) Manufacturing
5 266 (2.37%) Telecoms
6 208 (1.85%) Games
7 182 (1.62%) Banking
8 156 (1.39%) Advertising
9 127 (1.13%) Electronics
10 108 (0.96%) Back Office
11 81 (0.72%) Automotive
12 80 (0.71%) Legal
13 57 (0.51%) Law
14 41 (0.36%) Local Government
15 39 (0.35%) Investment Banking
16 28 (0.25%) Publishing
17 24 (0.21%) Aerospace
18 23 (0.20%) Billing
19 18 (0.16%) Financial Institution
20 15 (0.13%) French Language
Job Titles
1 6,660 (59.25%) Developer
2 3,173 (28.23%) .NET Developer
3 2,161 (19.23%) C# Developer
4 1,594 (14.18%) C# .NET Developer
5 1,465 (13.03%) Software Developer
6 1,065 (9.48%) Senior Developer
7 1,010 (8.99%) Analyst
8 844 (7.51%) SQL Developer
9 739 (6.57%) DBA
10 673 (5.99%) ASP.NET Developer
11 632 (5.62%) .NET Software Developer
12 621 (5.52%) C# Software Developer
13 593 (5.28%) C# ASP.NET Developer
14 586 (5.21%) SQL DBA
15 519 (4.62%) Business Intelligence Developer
16 487 (4.33%) Senior .NET Developer
17 474 (4.22%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
17 474 (4.22%) Junior
18 464 (4.13%) Software Engineer
19 416 (3.70%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6,153 (54.74%) .NET
2 3,706 (32.97%) ASP.NET
3 3,236 (28.79%) HTML
4 2,954 (26.28%) CSS
5 2,091 (18.60%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1,886 (16.78%) AngularJS
7 1,560 (13.88%) .NET Framework
8 1,528 (13.59%) jQuery
9 1,493 (13.28%) ASP.NET Web API
10 1,389 (12.36%) Web Services
11 1,069 (9.51%) XML
12 918 (8.17%) HTML5
13 887 (7.89%) WCF
14 852 (7.58%) Entity Framework
15 741 (6.59%) RESTful
16 698 (6.21%) .NET Core
17 669 (5.95%) REST
18 570 (5.07%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 544 (4.84%) SOAP
20 514 (4.57%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 796 (7.08%) Analytical Skills
2 683 (6.08%) Greenfield Project
3 419 (3.73%) Enterprise Software
4 363 (3.23%) Self-Motivation
5 332 (2.95%) Mobile App
6 302 (2.69%) User Experience
7 235 (2.09%) Management Information System
8 230 (2.05%) Fintech
9 199 (1.77%) Data Centre
9 199 (1.77%) Replication
10 181 (1.61%) Clustering
11 119 (1.06%) Driving Licence
12 105 (0.93%) Data Structures
13 86 (0.77%) NHS
14 77 (0.69%) Public Cloud
15 65 (0.58%) Algorithms
16 57 (0.51%) Client/Server
17 55 (0.49%) EPoS
18 51 (0.45%) Social Media
19 46 (0.41%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2,295 (20.42%) Windows
2 1,056 (9.40%) Windows Server
3 975 (8.67%) Linux
4 396 (3.52%) Windows Server 2012
5 363 (3.23%) Unix
6 340 (3.02%) Windows Server 2008
7 295 (2.62%) Android
8 268 (2.38%) Apple iOS
9 187 (1.66%) Windows 10
10 127 (1.13%) Windows 7
11 120 (1.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 67 (0.60%) CentOS
13 62 (0.55%) Windows Server 2003
14 54 (0.48%) Windows 8
15 34 (0.30%) Ubuntu
16 33 (0.29%) AIX
17 31 (0.28%) Solaris
18 25 (0.22%) Windows XP
19 20 (0.18%) Mac OS X
20 12 (0.11%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,984 (35.44%) Agile Software Development
2 3,671 (32.66%) MVC
3 1,525 (13.57%) Business Intelligence
4 1,430 (12.72%) TDD
5 1,373 (12.22%) Scrum
6 1,182 (10.52%) Problem-Solving
7 1,038 (9.23%) Software Engineering
8 951 (8.46%) OO
9 950 (8.45%) Web Development
10 870 (7.74%) ETL
11 804 (7.15%) SDLC
12 790 (7.03%) Continuous Integration
13 693 (6.17%) Mentoring
14 683 (6.08%) DevOps
15 655 (5.83%) Test Automation
16 650 (5.78%) Unit Testing
17 637 (5.67%) BDD
18 619 (5.51%) Computer Science
19 596 (5.30%) ITIL
20 534 (4.75%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 6,032 (53.67%) C#
2 5,643 (50.20%) SQL
3 4,023 (35.79%) JavaScript
4 1,980 (17.62%) T-SQL
5 956 (8.51%) Java
6 651 (5.79%) PowerShell
7 541 (4.81%) VB.NET
8 469 (4.17%) Python
9 447 (3.98%) PHP
10 351 (3.12%) TypeScript
11 316 (2.81%) C++
12 257 (2.29%) VB
13 208 (1.85%) PL/SQL
14 196 (1.74%) Ruby
15 160 (1.42%) VBA
16 149 (1.33%) C
17 108 (0.96%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
17 108 (0.96%) VBScript
18 98 (0.87%) Shell Script
19 92 (0.82%) VB6
Qualifications
1 1,356 (12.06%) Degree
2 371 (3.30%) Microsoft Certification
3 316 (2.81%) Computer Science Degree
4 264 (2.35%) Security Cleared
5 167 (1.49%) SC Cleared
6 132 (1.17%) Cisco Certification
7 121 (1.08%) MCSE
8 107 (0.95%) ISTQB
9 101 (0.90%) MCSA
10 83 (0.74%) ISEB
11 80 (0.71%) MCP
12 72 (0.64%) CCNA
13 66 (0.59%) ITIL Certification
14 60 (0.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 46 (0.41%) MCITP
16 40 (0.36%) CCNP
16 40 (0.36%) Master's Degree
16 40 (0.36%) PMI Certification
17 38 (0.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 36 (0.32%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 414 (3.68%) QA
2 226 (2.01%) SLA
3 197 (1.75%) Data Quality
4 170 (1.51%) GDPR
5 113 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 59 (0.52%) PCI DSS
7 43 (0.38%) ISO 9001
8 27 (0.24%) PMO
9 22 (0.20%) GAMP
10 17 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials
11 14 (0.12%) HL7
11 14 (0.12%) ISO 14001
12 10 (0.089%) WAI
13 8 (0.071%) COBIT
14 5 (0.044%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 4 (0.036%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 3 (0.027%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
17 2 (0.018%) IFRS
17 2 (0.018%) IFRS 9
17 2 (0.018%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 863 (7.68%) Active Directory
2 474 (4.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 389 (3.46%) Hyper-V
4 298 (2.65%) Docker
5 140 (1.25%) VMware ESXi
6 121 (1.08%) vSphere
7 96 (0.85%) Virtual Machines
8 49 (0.44%) XenApp
9 45 (0.40%) Oracle RAC
10 30 (0.27%) Virtual Servers
11 28 (0.25%) Terminal Services
12 27 (0.24%) HDFS
12 27 (0.24%) XenDesktop
13 23 (0.20%) vCloud
14 20 (0.18%) Firmware
15 18 (0.16%) VirtualBox
15 18 (0.16%) VMware NSX
16 13 (0.12%) Virtual Desktop
17 11 (0.098%) XenServer
18 10 (0.089%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 194 (1.73%) SCCM
2 130 (1.16%) Puppet
3 125 (1.11%) Ansible
4 105 (0.93%) Kubernetes
5 93 (0.83%) SCOM
6 67 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
7 65 (0.58%) Terraform
8 63 (0.56%) vCenter Server
9 51 (0.45%) Microsoft Clustering
10 47 (0.42%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 44 (0.39%) Backup Exec
11 44 (0.39%) Kibana
12 42 (0.37%) SCVMM
13 38 (0.34%) Oracle RMAN
14 36 (0.32%) Data Guard
15 35 (0.31%) WSUS
16 30 (0.27%) Failover Clustering
17 29 (0.26%) Single Sign-On
18 28 (0.25%) Microsoft Intune
19 21 (0.19%) logstash
Vendors
1 4,499 (40.03%) Microsoft
2 1,411 (12.55%) Oracle
3 718 (6.39%) VMware
4 377 (3.35%) Tableau
5 339 (3.02%) Cisco
6 270 (2.40%) Xamarin
7 256 (2.28%) SAP
8 218 (1.94%) Google
9 206 (1.83%) Citrix
10 146 (1.30%) HP
11 115 (1.02%) Red Hat
11 115 (1.02%) Salesforce.com
12 109 (0.97%) IBM
13 108 (0.96%) Facebook
14 105 (0.93%) Cognos
15 92 (0.82%) ServiceNow
16 88 (0.78%) Veeam
17 87 (0.77%) Sitecore
18 76 (0.68%) NetApp
19 74 (0.66%) Telerik