Period
to 19 October 2018

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 19 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 12 10 9
Rank change year-on-year -2 -1 -4
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 13,097 15,535 18,054
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 14.15% 16.09% 16.35%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 49.26% 51.49% 54.66%
Number of salaries quoted 11,377 13,693 16,025
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.27% +3.53%

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 26,585 30,171 33,030
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 28.73% 31.26% 29.91%
Number of salaries quoted 22,128 25,330 27,863
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 £28,250 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £62,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%

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 19 October 2018.

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 19 October 2018. 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 -3 4,074 £45,000 +5.88% 620
North of England -1 3,151 £42,500 +6.25% 725
Midlands +2 2,067 £40,000 - 495
North West -1 1,826 £44,250 +10.63% 379
East of England +2 1,469 £45,000 +2.27% 226
South West -2 1,407 £40,000 - 267
Yorkshire -2 1,120 £42,500 +3.66% 297
West Midlands +1 1,108 £40,000 - 283
East Midlands +3 955 £40,000 - 211
Scotland -1 674 £45,000 +12.50% 94
Wales -5 237 £40,000 +6.67% 68
North East -3 205 £40,000 +2.67% 49
Northern Ireland -6 52 £35,000 +13.82% 20
Isle of Man +8 5 £37,500 -31.82% 1
SQL Server
UK

For the 6 months to 19 October 2018, 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 7,355 (56.16%) .NET
2 7,262 (55.45%) C#
3 6,436 (49.14%) SQL
4 5,356 (40.89%) Microsoft
5 4,720 (36.04%) Agile Software Development
6 4,419 (33.74%) ASP.NET
7 4,389 (33.51%) MVC
8 4,379 (33.44%) JavaScript
9 3,454 (26.37%) HTML
10 3,115 (23.78%) CSS
11 2,749 (20.99%) Microsoft Azure
12 2,623 (20.03%) ASP.NET MVC
13 2,543 (19.42%) Windows
14 2,448 (18.69%) T-SQL
15 2,282 (17.42%) AngularJS
16 1,999 (15.26%) TDD
17 1,993 (15.22%) .NET Framework
18 1,975 (15.08%) ASP.NET Web API
19 1,927 (14.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 1,920 (14.66%) Finance
21 1,918 (14.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
22 1,889 (14.42%) Business Intelligence
23 1,810 (13.82%) jQuery
24 1,730 (13.21%) Scrum
25 1,592 (12.16%) Oracle
26 1,537 (11.74%) Degree
27 1,504 (11.48%) Web Services
28 1,466 (11.19%) Problem-Solving
29 1,322 (10.09%) Git (software)
30 1,276 (9.74%) WCF

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
1 877 (6.70%) IIS
2 574 (4.38%) SharePoint
3 276 (2.11%) MS Exchange
4 275 (2.10%) CMS
5 236 (1.80%) Elasticsearch
6 186 (1.42%) Umbraco
7 168 (1.28%) Confluence
8 163 (1.24%) Apache
9 162 (1.24%) Tomcat
10 148 (1.13%) BizTalk Server
11 121 (0.92%) JBoss
11 121 (0.92%) WebSphere
12 113 (0.86%) WebLogic
13 104 (0.79%) Skype for Business
14 87 (0.66%) Apache Spark
15 85 (0.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 65 (0.50%) SharePoint 2013
17 56 (0.43%) NServiceBus
18 53 (0.40%) nginx
19 52 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 554 (4.23%) Microsoft Excel
2 419 (3.20%) Microsoft Office
3 40 (0.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 37 (0.28%) MS Visio
5 26 (0.20%) Photoshop
6 25 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
7 23 (0.18%) SPSS
8 16 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
9 13 (0.099%) Spreadsheet
10 12 (0.092%) Chatbot
11 10 (0.076%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 8 (0.061%) Fireworks
12 8 (0.061%) InfoPath
13 6 (0.046%) Maya
14 4 (0.031%) EngageOne
14 4 (0.031%) Weka
15 3 (0.023%) Moqups
16 2 (0.015%) Acrobat
16 2 (0.015%) Mingle
17 1 (0.008%) Stata
Business Applications
1 231 (1.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 125 (0.95%) Dynamics AX
3 89 (0.68%) Dynamics NAV
4 39 (0.30%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 39 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
5 34 (0.26%) Cognos TM1
6 21 (0.16%) SAP ERP
7 18 (0.14%) FastStats
7 18 (0.14%) NetSuite
7 18 (0.14%) Sage 200
8 17 (0.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 17 (0.13%) Unit4 Business World
9 12 (0.092%) SAP S/4HANA
10 11 (0.084%) Magento
11 9 (0.069%) Infor M3
11 9 (0.069%) Oracle Applications
11 9 (0.069%) Oracle EBS R12
12 8 (0.061%) Elite 3E
12 8 (0.061%) Line 500
12 8 (0.061%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2,749 (20.99%) Microsoft Azure
2 1,139 (8.70%) Amazon AWS
3 471 (3.60%) Office 365
4 385 (2.94%) SaaS
5 222 (1.70%) PaaS
6 191 (1.46%) IaaS
7 182 (1.39%) GitHub
8 100 (0.76%) Dynamics 365
9 91 (0.69%) Google Cloud Platform
10 87 (0.66%) Azure Data Factory
11 81 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
12 77 (0.59%) Serverless
13 56 (0.43%) npm
14 52 (0.40%) Amazon EC2
15 50 (0.38%) Google Analytics
16 45 (0.34%) Google Play
17 44 (0.34%) Amazon S3
18 40 (0.31%) Azure Functions
19 34 (0.26%) NuGet
20 26 (0.20%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 395 (3.02%) DNS
2 391 (2.99%) Firewall
3 359 (2.74%) Internet
4 319 (2.44%) TCP/IP
5 229 (1.75%) DHCP
6 207 (1.58%) SAN
7 176 (1.34%) WAN
8 160 (1.22%) LAN
9 157 (1.20%) VPN
10 149 (1.14%) HTTP
11 119 (0.91%) Network Security
12 112 (0.86%) SSL
13 90 (0.69%) Skype
14 86 (0.66%) VoIP
15 84 (0.64%) Intranet
16 74 (0.57%) VLAN
17 70 (0.53%) SMS
18 55 (0.42%) SSH
19 49 (0.37%) FTP
20 47 (0.36%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,927 (14.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1,918 (14.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1,174 (8.96%) SQL Server 2016
4 1,100 (8.40%) Data Warehouse
5 990 (7.56%) Relational Database
6 965 (7.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 944 (7.21%) MySQL
8 852 (6.51%) SQL Server 2008
9 810 (6.18%) SQL Server 2012
10 788 (6.02%) NoSQL
11 772 (5.89%) Power BI
12 606 (4.63%) MongoDB
13 423 (3.23%) SQL Server 2014
14 413 (3.15%) RDBMS
15 373 (2.85%) Oracle Database
16 321 (2.45%) PostgreSQL
17 283 (2.16%) Big Data
18 223 (1.70%) QlikView
19 196 (1.50%) SQL Server 2005
20 178 (1.36%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 1,322 (10.09%) Git (software)
2 1,266 (9.67%) Visual Studio
3 982 (7.50%) Team Foundation Server
4 527 (4.02%) JIRA
5 345 (2.63%) TeamCity
6 279 (2.13%) Jenkins
7 266 (2.03%) Selenium
8 262 (2.00%) Subversion
9 253 (1.93%) Octopus Deploy
10 242 (1.85%) NUnit
11 182 (1.39%) Visual Studio Team System
12 157 (1.20%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 137 (1.05%) Bitbucket
14 113 (0.86%) SpecFlow
15 104 (0.79%) MSTest
16 95 (0.73%) Eclipse
16 95 (0.73%) Maven
17 86 (0.66%) Cucumber
18 74 (0.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 74 (0.57%) gulp
General
1 1,920 (14.66%) Finance
2 584 (4.46%) Retail
3 488 (3.73%) Marketing
4 379 (2.89%) Advertising
5 337 (2.57%) Games
6 284 (2.17%) Manufacturing
7 230 (1.76%) Telecoms
8 201 (1.53%) Banking
9 159 (1.21%) Automotive
10 126 (0.96%) Legal
11 124 (0.95%) Electronics
12 90 (0.69%) Back Office
13 89 (0.68%) Law
14 43 (0.33%) Publishing
15 32 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
16 29 (0.22%) Investment Banking
17 28 (0.21%) Financial Institution
18 27 (0.21%) Aerospace
19 26 (0.20%) German Language
19 26 (0.20%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 7,879 (60.16%) Developer
2 3,941 (30.09%) .NET Developer
3 2,517 (19.22%) C# Developer
4 1,865 (14.24%) C# .NET Developer
5 1,633 (12.47%) Software Developer
6 1,290 (9.85%) Analyst
7 1,152 (8.80%) Senior Developer
8 1,066 (8.14%) SQL Developer
9 859 (6.56%) DBA
10 839 (6.41%) ASP.NET Developer
11 783 (5.98%) .NET Software Developer
12 753 (5.75%) C# Software Developer
13 729 (5.57%) C# ASP.NET Developer
14 660 (5.04%) SQL DBA
15 605 (4.62%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
16 563 (4.30%) Business Intelligence Developer
17 559 (4.27%) Junior
18 534 (4.08%) Senior .NET Developer
19 468 (3.57%) Software Engineer
20 466 (3.56%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7,355 (56.16%) .NET
2 4,419 (33.74%) ASP.NET
3 3,454 (26.37%) HTML
4 3,115 (23.78%) CSS
5 2,623 (20.03%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2,282 (17.42%) AngularJS
7 1,993 (15.22%) .NET Framework
8 1,975 (15.08%) ASP.NET Web API
9 1,810 (13.82%) jQuery
10 1,504 (11.48%) Web Services
11 1,276 (9.74%) WCF
12 1,118 (8.54%) Entity Framework
13 1,018 (7.77%) RESTful
14 1,000 (7.64%) HTML5
15 993 (7.58%) XML
16 802 (6.12%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 715 (5.46%) REST
18 714 (5.45%) WPF
19 670 (5.12%) .NET Core
20 635 (4.85%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 968 (7.39%) Analytical Skills
2 854 (6.52%) Greenfield Project
3 729 (5.57%) Computer Science
4 548 (4.18%) Enterprise Software
5 397 (3.03%) Mobile App
6 392 (2.99%) User Experience
7 371 (2.83%) Self-Motivation
8 325 (2.48%) Management Information System
9 266 (2.03%) Fintech
10 246 (1.88%) Replication
11 213 (1.63%) Clustering
12 172 (1.31%) Data Centre
13 165 (1.26%) Driving Licence
14 109 (0.83%) Private Cloud
15 103 (0.79%) Data Structures
16 99 (0.76%) Client/Server
17 96 (0.73%) NHS
18 82 (0.63%) Algorithms
18 82 (0.63%) Social Media
19 70 (0.53%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2,543 (19.42%) Windows
2 1,134 (8.66%) Windows Server
3 1,046 (7.99%) Linux
4 412 (3.15%) Unix
5 382 (2.92%) Windows Server 2012
6 357 (2.73%) Android
7 346 (2.64%) Windows Server 2008
8 329 (2.51%) Apple iOS
9 182 (1.39%) Windows 10
10 131 (1.00%) Windows 7
11 124 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 68 (0.52%) Windows 8
13 59 (0.45%) CentOS
14 51 (0.39%) Windows Server 2003
15 48 (0.37%) Mac OS X
15 48 (0.37%) Ubuntu
16 37 (0.28%) Solaris
17 30 (0.23%) AIX
18 29 (0.22%) VMS
19 22 (0.17%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,720 (36.04%) Agile Software Development
2 4,389 (33.51%) MVC
3 1,999 (15.26%) TDD
4 1,889 (14.42%) Business Intelligence
5 1,730 (13.21%) Scrum
6 1,466 (11.19%) Problem-Solving
7 1,133 (8.65%) OO
8 1,129 (8.62%) Web Development
9 1,101 (8.41%) Software Engineering
10 1,057 (8.07%) Continuous Integration
11 1,020 (7.79%) BDD
12 1,004 (7.67%) ETL
13 949 (7.25%) Web Application Development
14 829 (6.33%) SDLC
15 796 (6.08%) Unit Testing
16 776 (5.93%) Test Automation
17 712 (5.44%) ITIL
18 667 (5.09%) DevOps
19 648 (4.95%) Mentoring
20 636 (4.86%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 7,262 (55.45%) C#
2 6,436 (49.14%) SQL
3 4,379 (33.44%) JavaScript
4 2,448 (18.69%) T-SQL
5 1,113 (8.50%) Java
6 790 (6.03%) PowerShell
7 726 (5.54%) VB.NET
8 529 (4.04%) Python
9 458 (3.50%) PHP
10 402 (3.07%) Ruby
11 392 (2.99%) TypeScript
12 382 (2.92%) C++
13 344 (2.63%) VB
14 234 (1.79%) VBA
15 224 (1.71%) PL/SQL
16 197 (1.50%) C
17 110 (0.84%) Shell Script
18 108 (0.82%) Bash Shell
19 85 (0.65%) VBScript
20 83 (0.63%) VB6
Qualifications
1 1,537 (11.74%) Degree
2 502 (3.83%) Microsoft Certification
3 389 (2.97%) Computer Science Degree
4 327 (2.50%) Security Cleared
5 211 (1.61%) MCSE
6 172 (1.31%) SC Cleared
7 106 (0.81%) Cisco Certification
8 96 (0.73%) CCNA
9 90 (0.69%) MCP
10 89 (0.68%) ISEB
10 89 (0.68%) ISTQB
11 88 (0.67%) MCSA
12 84 (0.64%) ITIL Certification
13 61 (0.47%) DBS Check
14 53 (0.40%) CISSP
15 48 (0.37%) DV Cleared
16 46 (0.35%) MCPD
17 43 (0.33%) Network+ Certification
18 42 (0.32%) Master's Degree
18 42 (0.32%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 405 (3.09%) QA
2 239 (1.82%) SLA
3 198 (1.51%) Data Quality
4 135 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 125 (0.95%) GDPR
6 62 (0.47%) PCI DSS
7 46 (0.35%) ISO 9001
8 22 (0.17%) PMO
9 14 (0.11%) COBIT
9 14 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 13 (0.099%) Cyber Essentials
11 11 (0.084%) HL7
12 9 (0.069%) WAI
13 8 (0.061%) WCAG
14 7 (0.053%) ISO 14001
15 4 (0.031%) ISO 8583
16 3 (0.023%) Sarbanes-Oxley
17 2 (0.015%) DICOM
17 2 (0.015%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
17 2 (0.015%) TickIT
System Software
1 944 (7.21%) Active Directory
2 481 (3.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 436 (3.33%) Hyper-V
4 329 (2.51%) Docker
5 152 (1.16%) VMware ESXi
6 150 (1.15%) vSphere
7 103 (0.79%) Virtual Machines
8 54 (0.41%) XenApp
9 51 (0.39%) Oracle RAC
10 43 (0.33%) Firmware
11 40 (0.31%) Terminal Services
12 32 (0.24%) Virtual Servers
12 32 (0.24%) XenServer
13 28 (0.21%) XenDesktop
14 26 (0.20%) HDFS
15 23 (0.18%) Virtual Desktop
16 18 (0.14%) VirtualBox
17 16 (0.12%) Samba
18 13 (0.099%) ISA Server
18 13 (0.099%) NFS
Systems Management
1 212 (1.62%) SCCM
2 174 (1.33%) Puppet
3 138 (1.05%) Ansible
3 138 (1.05%) Opscode Chef
4 102 (0.78%) SCOM
5 86 (0.66%) Kibana
6 71 (0.54%) Kubernetes
6 71 (0.54%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 61 (0.47%) vCenter Server
8 53 (0.40%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 50 (0.38%) Microsoft Clustering
10 48 (0.37%) Terraform
11 40 (0.31%) WSUS
12 39 (0.30%) SCVMM
13 36 (0.27%) Salt
14 33 (0.25%) Data Guard
14 33 (0.25%) Failover Clustering
15 32 (0.24%) Nagios
15 32 (0.24%) Oracle RMAN
16 29 (0.22%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 5,356 (40.89%) Microsoft
2 1,592 (12.16%) Oracle
3 673 (5.14%) VMware
4 407 (3.11%) Google
5 388 (2.96%) Tableau
6 310 (2.37%) Xamarin
7 301 (2.30%) Cisco
8 257 (1.96%) SAP
9 217 (1.66%) Citrix
10 182 (1.39%) Facebook
11 150 (1.15%) Cognos
12 138 (1.05%) IBM
13 125 (0.95%) ServiceNow
14 122 (0.93%) Salesforce.com
15 121 (0.92%) HP
16 117 (0.89%) Red Hat
17 99 (0.76%) Sitecore
18 95 (0.73%) Informatica
19 93 (0.71%) Twitter
20 81 (0.62%) Dell