Period
to 17 January 2020

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 17 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
17 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 13 12 10
Rank change year-on-year -1 -2 -1
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 8,306 11,324 15,850
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 11.65% 13.39% 16.04%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 44.85% 47.58% 51.65%
Number of salaries quoted 7,064 9,722 13,940
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £63,750 £60,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +2.27%

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 18,519 23,800 30,686
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 25.97% 28.15% 31.06%
Number of salaries quoted 15,243 19,517 25,812
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £68,750 £70,000 £62,500
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £48,000
% change year-on-year - +9.38% +1.05%

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 17 January 2020.

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 17 January 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
South East -1 2,802 £45,000 - 524
North of England -1 1,983 £44,000 +3.53% 558
Midlands -1 1,264 £42,500 +6.25% 330
North West -2 1,115 £44,000 -2.22% 328
South West -4 859 £42,500 +3.66% 195
West Midlands -1 791 £44,000 +10.00% 185
Yorkshire -2 781 £45,000 +7.14% 186
East of England -1 729 £45,000 - 186
East Midlands -2 473 £40,000 - 145
Scotland -8 446 £42,500 -5.56% 114
Wales -19 147 £39,000 +4.00% 44
North East -13 91 £35,000 -12.50% 45
Northern Ireland +13 84 £51,250 +36.67% 21
Isle of Man 0 3 £49,000 +30.67% 2
Channel Islands - 1 £60,000 -
SQL Server
UK

For the 6 months to 17 January 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 4,405 (53.03%) .NET
2 4,360 (52.49%) C#
3 4,049 (48.75%) SQL
4 3,639 (43.81%) Microsoft
5 2,946 (35.47%) Agile Software Development
6 2,737 (32.95%) JavaScript
7 2,558 (30.80%) Azure
8 2,500 (30.10%) ASP.NET
9 2,284 (27.50%) MVC
10 1,971 (23.73%) HTML
11 1,860 (22.39%) CSS
12 1,692 (20.37%) Windows
13 1,345 (16.19%) ASP.NET MVC
14 1,343 (16.17%) AngularJS
15 1,281 (15.42%) T-SQL
16 1,246 (15.00%) .NET Framework
17 1,210 (14.57%) Finance
18 1,185 (14.27%) Business Intelligence
19 1,136 (13.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 1,124 (13.53%) jQuery
21 1,049 (12.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
22 1,044 (12.57%) Problem-Solving
23 1,005 (12.10%) ASP.NET Web API
24 987 (11.88%) DevOps
25 978 (11.77%) Web Services
26 944 (11.37%) Oracle
27 923 (11.11%) Scrum
28 875 (10.53%) .NET Core
29 845 (10.17%) Git (software)
30 816 (9.82%) Degree

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
1 533 (6.42%) IIS
2 458 (5.51%) SharePoint
3 247 (2.97%) MS Exchange
4 157 (1.89%) CMS
5 120 (1.44%) Confluence
6 101 (1.22%) Tomcat
7 82 (0.99%) Elasticsearch
8 80 (0.96%) BizTalk Server
9 75 (0.90%) Skype for Business
10 68 (0.82%) Apache
11 63 (0.76%) Umbraco
12 62 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2010
13 59 (0.71%) JBoss
14 46 (0.55%) WebSphere
15 43 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2013
16 40 (0.48%) SAS
17 38 (0.46%) EPiServer
18 37 (0.45%) Apache Spark
19 35 (0.42%) Sitecore CMS
20 34 (0.41%) WordPress
Applications
1 290 (3.49%) Microsoft Excel
2 289 (3.48%) Microsoft Office
3 58 (0.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 36 (0.43%) MS Visio
5 25 (0.30%) Adobe Illustrator
6 20 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
7 15 (0.18%) Photoshop
8 8 (0.096%) InfoPath
9 7 (0.084%) Chatbot
10 6 (0.072%) SPSS
11 5 (0.060%) Microsoft Project
12 4 (0.048%) Adobe Captivate
12 4 (0.048%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 4 (0.048%) Camtasia
12 4 (0.048%) CATIA
12 4 (0.048%) Windchill
13 3 (0.036%) Adobe XD
13 3 (0.036%) Sketch
14 2 (0.024%) OrCAD
14 2 (0.024%) PTC Creo
Business Applications
1 163 (1.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 51 (0.61%) Dynamics AX
3 38 (0.46%) Dynamics NAV
4 26 (0.31%) WebTrends
5 18 (0.22%) NetSuite
6 16 (0.19%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 14 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
8 13 (0.16%) Payment Gateway
8 13 (0.16%) Sage 200
8 13 (0.16%) SAP ERP
9 10 (0.12%) GoldMine
10 9 (0.11%) SAP S/4HANA
11 7 (0.084%) Elite 3E
12 6 (0.072%) Magento
12 6 (0.072%) OPENHousing
12 6 (0.072%) SAP BPC
13 5 (0.060%) Line 50
13 5 (0.060%) Sage 50
13 5 (0.060%) SAP Oil and Gas
13 5 (0.060%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 2,558 (30.80%) Azure
2 786 (9.46%) AWS
3 650 (7.83%) Power Platform
4 411 (4.95%) Office 365
5 337 (4.06%) SaaS
6 160 (1.93%) PaaS
7 150 (1.81%) GCP
8 125 (1.50%) IaaS
9 121 (1.46%) Dynamics 365
10 103 (1.24%) Azure Active Directory
11 85 (1.02%) GitHub
12 70 (0.84%) Serverless
13 64 (0.77%) Azure Data Factory
14 58 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
15 45 (0.54%) Azure Functions
16 41 (0.49%) PowerApps
17 37 (0.45%) Azure Stack
18 34 (0.41%) OneDrive
19 27 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
20 26 (0.31%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 291 (3.50%) DNS
2 287 (3.46%) Firewall
3 236 (2.84%) DHCP
4 208 (2.50%) SAN
5 177 (2.13%) TCP/IP
6 171 (2.06%) Internet
7 126 (1.52%) LAN
8 124 (1.49%) WAN
9 106 (1.28%) VPN
10 85 (1.02%) VLAN
11 81 (0.98%) HTTP
12 63 (0.76%) VoIP
13 57 (0.69%) NAS
14 51 (0.61%) Intranet
15 49 (0.59%) Wireless
16 43 (0.52%) Skype
17 36 (0.43%) Remote Desktop
17 36 (0.43%) SSL
18 33 (0.40%) NetScaler
19 31 (0.37%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,136 (13.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1,049 (12.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 729 (8.78%) Data Warehouse
4 670 (8.07%) Relational Database
5 637 (7.67%) Power BI
6 581 (6.99%) MySQL
7 497 (5.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 435 (5.24%) SQL Server 2016
9 416 (5.01%) SQL Server 2012
10 317 (3.82%) SQL Server 2008
11 307 (3.70%) PostgreSQL
12 286 (3.44%) NoSQL
13 240 (2.89%) MongoDB
14 232 (2.79%) RDBMS
15 197 (2.37%) SQL Server 2014
16 162 (1.95%) Oracle Database
17 158 (1.90%) Azure SQL Database
18 120 (1.44%) SQL Server 2005
19 119 (1.43%) Big Data
20 101 (1.22%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 845 (10.17%) Git (software)
2 647 (7.79%) Visual Studio
3 524 (6.31%) Team Foundation Server
4 341 (4.11%) JIRA
5 222 (2.67%) Selenium
6 188 (2.26%) Jenkins
7 139 (1.67%) Visual Studio Team System
8 137 (1.65%) Subversion
9 132 (1.59%) Octopus Deploy
10 121 (1.46%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 114 (1.37%) NUnit
12 111 (1.34%) TeamCity
13 92 (1.11%) SoapUI
14 83 (1.00%) WebDriver
15 75 (0.90%) SpecFlow
16 72 (0.87%) Postman
17 68 (0.82%) Bitbucket
17 68 (0.82%) Maven
18 61 (0.73%) JUnit
19 60 (0.72%) MSTest
General
1 1,210 (14.57%) Finance
2 464 (5.59%) Retail
3 282 (3.40%) Manufacturing
4 266 (3.20%) Marketing
5 252 (3.03%) Public Sector
6 201 (2.42%) Telecoms
7 138 (1.66%) Legal
8 115 (1.38%) Electronics
9 82 (0.99%) Automotive
10 81 (0.98%) Banking
11 73 (0.88%) Law
12 65 (0.78%) Games
13 46 (0.55%) Back Office
14 39 (0.47%) Advertising
14 39 (0.47%) Local Government
15 33 (0.40%) Aerospace
16 30 (0.36%) Financial Institution
17 26 (0.31%) Billing
18 15 (0.18%) German Language
18 15 (0.18%) Military
Job Titles
1 4,730 (56.95%) Developer
2 1,895 (22.81%) .NET Developer
3 1,563 (18.82%) C# Developer
4 1,113 (13.40%) Software Developer
5 929 (11.18%) C# .NET Developer
6 915 (11.02%) Senior Developer
7 801 (9.64%) Analyst
8 565 (6.80%) SQL Developer
9 432 (5.20%) DBA
10 386 (4.65%) .NET Software Developer
11 362 (4.36%) ASP.NET Developer
12 359 (4.32%) C# Software Developer
13 357 (4.30%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 347 (4.18%) Administrator
15 345 (4.15%) Software Engineer
16 327 (3.94%) C# ASP.NET Developer
17 317 (3.82%) Full Stack Developer
18 307 (3.70%) Senior .NET Developer
19 303 (3.65%) Junior
20 288 (3.47%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4,405 (53.03%) .NET
2 2,500 (30.10%) ASP.NET
3 1,971 (23.73%) HTML
4 1,860 (22.39%) CSS
5 1,345 (16.19%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1,343 (16.17%) AngularJS
7 1,246 (15.00%) .NET Framework
8 1,124 (13.53%) jQuery
9 1,005 (12.10%) ASP.NET Web API
10 978 (11.77%) Web Services
11 875 (10.53%) .NET Core
12 697 (8.39%) Entity Framework
13 652 (7.85%) XML
14 634 (7.63%) REST
15 558 (6.72%) React
16 546 (6.57%) HTML5
17 523 (6.30%) WCF
18 497 (5.98%) RESTful
19 394 (4.74%) Ajax
19 394 (4.74%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 696 (8.38%) Analytical Skills
2 440 (5.30%) Greenfield Project
3 332 (4.00%) Self-Motivation
4 290 (3.49%) Management Information System
5 227 (2.73%) Enterprise Software
6 218 (2.62%) Mobile App
7 200 (2.41%) User Experience
8 187 (2.25%) Data Centre
9 169 (2.03%) Clustering
10 140 (1.69%) Replication
11 90 (1.08%) Driving Licence
12 83 (1.00%) NHS
13 78 (0.94%) Virtual Team
14 59 (0.71%) Linux Command Line
15 47 (0.57%) Video Conferencing
16 41 (0.49%) Reinsurance
17 38 (0.46%) Public Cloud
18 34 (0.41%) Data Structures
19 33 (0.40%) Private Cloud
20 28 (0.34%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 1,692 (20.37%) Windows
2 682 (8.21%) Windows Server
3 646 (7.78%) Linux
4 251 (3.02%) Unix
5 181 (2.18%) Windows Server 2012
6 169 (2.03%) Android
7 160 (1.93%) Windows Server 2008
8 129 (1.55%) Windows 10
9 111 (1.34%) Apple iOS
10 82 (0.99%) Windows 7
11 69 (0.83%) Windows 8
12 41 (0.49%) Solaris
13 30 (0.36%) VMS
14 28 (0.34%) CentOS
14 28 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
15 24 (0.29%) Mac OS
16 23 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 15 (0.18%) AIX
18 13 (0.16%) Oracle Linux
18 13 (0.16%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,946 (35.47%) Agile Software Development
2 2,284 (27.50%) MVC
3 1,185 (14.27%) Business Intelligence
4 1,044 (12.57%) Problem-Solving
5 987 (11.88%) DevOps
6 923 (11.11%) Scrum
7 765 (9.21%) TDD
8 736 (8.86%) Web Development
9 723 (8.70%) Software Engineering
10 665 (8.01%) ETL
11 616 (7.42%) SDLC
12 599 (7.21%) OO
13 540 (6.50%) Mentoring
14 520 (6.26%) Continuous Integration
15 481 (5.79%) ITIL
16 460 (5.54%) Unit Testing
17 450 (5.42%) Analytics
18 441 (5.31%) Computer Science
18 441 (5.31%) Test Automation
19 412 (4.96%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 4,360 (52.49%) C#
2 4,049 (48.75%) SQL
3 2,737 (32.95%) JavaScript
4 1,281 (15.42%) T-SQL
5 578 (6.96%) PowerShell
6 535 (6.44%) Java
7 468 (5.63%) VB.NET
8 365 (4.39%) Python
9 318 (3.83%) PHP
10 304 (3.66%) TypeScript
11 193 (2.32%) VB
12 131 (1.58%) PL/SQL
13 118 (1.42%) Ruby
14 117 (1.41%) C++
15 107 (1.29%) VBA
16 86 (1.04%) Shell Script
17 84 (1.01%) C
17 84 (1.01%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
18 81 (0.98%) VBScript
19 61 (0.73%) R
Qualifications
1 816 (9.82%) Degree
2 325 (3.91%) Microsoft Certification
3 238 (2.87%) Computer Science Degree
4 219 (2.64%) Security Cleared
5 136 (1.64%) SC Cleared
6 100 (1.20%) MCSE
7 89 (1.07%) Cisco Certification
8 81 (0.98%) CCNA
9 76 (0.92%) ISTQB
10 71 (0.85%) MCSA
11 68 (0.82%) MCP
12 43 (0.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 40 (0.48%) ISEB
14 39 (0.47%) HND
15 35 (0.42%) ITIL Certification
16 31 (0.37%) DV Cleared
17 25 (0.30%) MCTS
18 23 (0.28%) MCSD
19 19 (0.23%) DBS Check
19 19 (0.23%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 309 (3.72%) QA
2 173 (2.08%) SLA
3 144 (1.73%) Data Quality
4 108 (1.30%) GDPR
5 97 (1.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 29 (0.35%) PCI DSS
7 21 (0.25%) ISO 9001
8 18 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 13 (0.16%) PMO
10 8 (0.096%) COBIT
11 6 (0.072%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 4 (0.048%) NIST
13 3 (0.036%) DICOM
13 3 (0.036%) HL7
13 3 (0.036%) NCSC
14 2 (0.024%) GxP
14 2 (0.024%) ISO 22301
14 2 (0.024%) RMADS
14 2 (0.024%) Solvency II
15 1 (0.012%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 704 (8.48%) Active Directory
2 373 (4.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 361 (4.35%) Docker
4 323 (3.89%) Hyper-V
5 117 (1.41%) vSphere
6 74 (0.89%) XenApp
7 55 (0.66%) Virtual Machines
7 55 (0.66%) VMware ESXi
8 37 (0.45%) Microsoft App-V
9 29 (0.35%) Firmware
10 28 (0.34%) Terminal Services
10 28 (0.34%) Virtual Servers
11 22 (0.26%) XenDesktop
12 18 (0.22%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
13 17 (0.20%) Oracle RAC
14 11 (0.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 10 (0.12%) Virtual Desktop
16 9 (0.11%) Citrix Hypervisor
16 9 (0.11%) HDFS
16 9 (0.11%) KVM
Systems Management
1 168 (2.02%) Kubernetes
2 162 (1.95%) SCCM
3 81 (0.98%) Ansible
4 80 (0.96%) Terraform
5 69 (0.83%) SCOM
6 65 (0.78%) Puppet
7 63 (0.76%) Opscode Chef
8 52 (0.63%) WSUS
9 37 (0.45%) Microsoft Clustering
10 35 (0.42%) Failover Clustering
11 33 (0.40%) Kibana
12 24 (0.29%) vCenter Server
13 23 (0.28%) Backup Exec
13 23 (0.28%) SCOrch
14 20 (0.24%) Tivoli
15 19 (0.23%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
15 19 (0.23%) Single Sign-On
16 17 (0.20%) logstash
17 16 (0.19%) Packer
18 15 (0.18%) LiteSpeed
Vendors
1 3,639 (43.81%) Microsoft
2 944 (11.37%) Oracle
3 516 (6.21%) VMware
4 223 (2.68%) SAP
5 216 (2.60%) Tableau
6 176 (2.12%) Citrix
7 175 (2.11%) Cisco
8 173 (2.08%) Xamarin
9 171 (2.06%) Google
10 158 (1.90%) IBM
11 112 (1.35%) HP
12 86 (1.04%) Cognos
13 82 (0.99%) Dell
14 71 (0.85%) Veeam
15 64 (0.77%) Salesforce.com
16 63 (0.76%) NetApp
17 61 (0.73%) Informatica
17 61 (0.73%) Sitecore
18 59 (0.71%) Zend
19 48 (0.58%) Sage