Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 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
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 10 10 9
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 -4
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 14,128 16,269 18,702
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 14.66% 16.47% 16.55%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 50.09% 52.06% 54.81%
Number of salaries quoted 12,284 14,551 16,599
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £61,250 £58,750 £57,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,500
% change year-on-year - +1.12% +4.71%

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 28,206 31,248 34,122
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 29.27% 31.64% 30.19%
Number of salaries quoted 23,591 26,403 28,755
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £66,250 £63,000 £62,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +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 17 August 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 17 August 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 -2 4,264 £45,000 +5.88% 510
North of England -2 3,382 £42,500 +6.25% 573
Midlands +2 2,273 £40,000 - 395
North West -1 1,898 £42,500 +6.25% 312
East of England +3 1,683 £45,000 +5.88% 228
South West -2 1,571 £40,000 - 237
West Midlands 0 1,234 £40,000 - 192
Yorkshire -5 1,223 £42,500 +6.25% 213
East Midlands +4 1,035 £40,000 -5.88% 203
Scotland -2 697 £45,000 +12.50% 109
North East -2 261 £38,750 +1.97% 48
Wales -2 260 £42,500 +13.33% 41
Northern Ireland -3 47 £34,000 -1.45% 18
Isle of Man -2 6 £38,750 +10.71% 1
Channel Islands - 6 £70,000 - 2
SQL Server
UK

For the 6 months to 17 August 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 8,069 (57.11%) .NET
2 7,890 (55.85%) C#
3 6,855 (48.52%) SQL
4 5,772 (40.86%) Microsoft
5 5,262 (37.25%) Agile Software Development
6 4,988 (35.31%) ASP.NET
7 4,920 (34.82%) MVC
8 4,510 (31.92%) JavaScript
9 3,561 (25.21%) HTML
10 3,229 (22.86%) CSS
11 3,084 (21.83%) ASP.NET MVC
12 2,942 (20.82%) Microsoft Azure
13 2,684 (19.00%) Windows
14 2,599 (18.40%) T-SQL
15 2,412 (17.07%) AngularJS
16 2,353 (16.65%) TDD
17 2,280 (16.14%) .NET Framework
18 2,246 (15.90%) ASP.NET Web API
19 2,173 (15.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 2,134 (15.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
21 2,126 (15.05%) Business Intelligence
22 2,049 (14.50%) Finance
23 1,952 (13.82%) jQuery
24 1,769 (12.52%) Scrum
25 1,696 (12.00%) Oracle
26 1,637 (11.59%) Problem-Solving
27 1,613 (11.42%) SQL Server 2016
28 1,564 (11.07%) Degree
29 1,526 (10.80%) Web Services
30 1,514 (10.72%) 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
1 826 (5.85%) IIS
2 620 (4.39%) SharePoint
3 314 (2.22%) MS Exchange
4 295 (2.09%) CMS
5 262 (1.85%) Elasticsearch
6 198 (1.40%) Umbraco
7 170 (1.20%) Apache
8 166 (1.17%) BizTalk Server
9 153 (1.08%) Confluence
10 150 (1.06%) Tomcat
11 144 (1.02%) WebSphere
12 130 (0.92%) WebLogic
13 128 (0.91%) JBoss
14 115 (0.81%) Skype for Business
15 110 (0.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 84 (0.59%) SharePoint 2013
17 81 (0.57%) NServiceBus
18 76 (0.54%) Apache Spark
19 69 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2013
20 61 (0.43%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 639 (4.52%) Microsoft Excel
2 457 (3.23%) Microsoft Office
3 53 (0.38%) MS Visio
4 47 (0.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 31 (0.22%) Microsoft Project
6 26 (0.18%) Photoshop
7 22 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
8 20 (0.14%) SPSS
9 14 (0.099%) InfoPath
10 11 (0.078%) Adobe Illustrator
11 9 (0.064%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 6 (0.042%) Fireworks
13 5 (0.035%) Adobe After Effects
13 5 (0.035%) Adobe Premiere
13 5 (0.035%) InDesign
13 5 (0.035%) Maya
14 3 (0.021%) Moqups
15 2 (0.014%) Acrobat
15 2 (0.014%) Chatbot
15 2 (0.014%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 252 (1.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 154 (1.09%) Dynamics AX
3 148 (1.05%) Dynamics NAV
4 47 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
5 39 (0.28%) NetSuite
6 36 (0.25%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 30 (0.21%) Cognos TM1
8 23 (0.16%) Elite 3E
9 19 (0.13%) SAP ERP
10 17 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
10 17 (0.12%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 16 (0.11%) FastStats
11 16 (0.11%) Sage 200
12 15 (0.11%) Unit4 Business World
13 14 (0.099%) Oracle EBS R12
13 14 (0.099%) SAP Business One
14 12 (0.085%) Documaker
15 11 (0.078%) SAP S/4HANA
16 10 (0.071%) Dynamics GP
16 10 (0.071%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 2,942 (20.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 1,181 (8.36%) Amazon AWS
3 526 (3.72%) Office 365
4 351 (2.48%) SaaS
5 208 (1.47%) PaaS
6 189 (1.34%) GitHub
7 177 (1.25%) IaaS
8 101 (0.71%) Google Cloud Platform
9 92 (0.65%) Azure Data Factory
10 91 (0.64%) Dynamics 365
11 70 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
12 66 (0.47%) npm
13 55 (0.39%) Serverless
14 53 (0.38%) Google Play
15 49 (0.35%) Google Analytics
16 45 (0.32%) Amazon EC2
17 42 (0.30%) Amazon S3
18 35 (0.25%) Azure Active Directory
18 35 (0.25%) IBM Cloud
19 32 (0.23%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 431 (3.05%) Firewall
2 421 (2.98%) DNS
3 365 (2.58%) Internet
4 311 (2.20%) TCP/IP
5 277 (1.96%) SAN
6 241 (1.71%) DHCP
7 213 (1.51%) WAN
8 183 (1.30%) LAN
9 142 (1.01%) VPN
10 132 (0.93%) HTTP
11 128 (0.91%) SSL
12 127 (0.90%) Network Security
13 104 (0.74%) Skype
14 94 (0.67%) VoIP
15 92 (0.65%) Intranet
16 91 (0.64%) SMS
17 87 (0.62%) VLAN
18 76 (0.54%) NAS
19 55 (0.39%) SSH
20 53 (0.38%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,173 (15.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2,134 (15.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1,613 (11.42%) SQL Server 2016
4 1,202 (8.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1,196 (8.47%) Data Warehouse
6 964 (6.82%) Relational Database
7 928 (6.57%) NoSQL
8 900 (6.37%) MySQL
9 893 (6.32%) SQL Server 2008
10 885 (6.26%) SQL Server 2012
11 790 (5.59%) Power BI
12 679 (4.81%) MongoDB
13 476 (3.37%) SQL Server 2014
14 425 (3.01%) Oracle Database
15 420 (2.97%) RDBMS
16 290 (2.05%) PostgreSQL
17 269 (1.90%) Big Data
18 251 (1.78%) QlikView
19 222 (1.57%) SQL Server 2005
20 193 (1.37%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 1,489 (10.54%) Git (software)
2 1,318 (9.33%) Visual Studio
3 1,014 (7.18%) Team Foundation Server
4 549 (3.89%) JIRA
5 333 (2.36%) TeamCity
6 307 (2.17%) Jenkins
7 269 (1.90%) NUnit
8 257 (1.82%) Selenium
9 246 (1.74%) Subversion
10 239 (1.69%) Octopus Deploy
11 229 (1.62%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 188 (1.33%) Visual Studio Team System
13 154 (1.09%) Bitbucket
14 124 (0.88%) MSTest
14 124 (0.88%) SpecFlow
15 96 (0.68%) gulp
16 92 (0.65%) Maven
17 91 (0.64%) Eclipse
18 83 (0.59%) ReSharper
19 81 (0.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 2,049 (14.50%) Finance
2 650 (4.60%) Retail
3 529 (3.74%) Marketing
4 523 (3.70%) Advertising
5 337 (2.39%) Games
6 317 (2.24%) Manufacturing
7 213 (1.51%) Telecoms
8 190 (1.34%) Banking
9 157 (1.11%) Automotive
10 154 (1.09%) Legal
11 119 (0.84%) Electronics
12 99 (0.70%) Law
13 76 (0.54%) Back Office
14 59 (0.42%) Publishing
15 57 (0.40%) Music Industry
16 40 (0.28%) German Language
17 38 (0.27%) Financial Institution
18 35 (0.25%) Investment Banking
19 34 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
20 33 (0.23%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 8,572 (60.67%) Developer
2 4,502 (31.87%) .NET Developer
3 2,764 (19.56%) C# Developer
4 2,007 (14.21%) C# .NET Developer
5 1,609 (11.39%) Software Developer
6 1,438 (10.18%) Analyst
7 1,191 (8.43%) Senior Developer
8 1,153 (8.16%) SQL Developer
9 918 (6.50%) ASP.NET Developer
10 901 (6.38%) DBA
11 880 (6.23%) .NET Software Developer
12 814 (5.76%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 801 (5.67%) C# Software Developer
14 719 (5.09%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
15 670 (4.74%) SQL DBA
16 598 (4.23%) Business Intelligence Developer
17 572 (4.05%) Junior
18 570 (4.03%) Senior .NET Developer
19 485 (3.43%) Administrator
20 474 (3.36%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8,069 (57.11%) .NET
2 4,988 (35.31%) ASP.NET
3 3,561 (25.21%) HTML
4 3,229 (22.86%) CSS
5 3,084 (21.83%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2,412 (17.07%) AngularJS
7 2,280 (16.14%) .NET Framework
8 2,246 (15.90%) ASP.NET Web API
9 1,952 (13.82%) jQuery
10 1,526 (10.80%) Web Services
11 1,514 (10.72%) WCF
12 1,334 (9.44%) Entity Framework
13 1,242 (8.79%) RESTful
14 1,069 (7.57%) HTML5
15 992 (7.02%) ASP.NET MVC 5
16 935 (6.62%) XML
17 931 (6.59%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 830 (5.87%) Node.js
19 818 (5.79%) WPF
20 703 (4.98%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1,056 (7.47%) Analytical Skills
2 930 (6.58%) Greenfield Project
3 732 (5.18%) Computer Science
4 603 (4.27%) Enterprise Software
5 400 (2.83%) Self-Motivation
6 397 (2.81%) Mobile App
7 392 (2.77%) User Experience
8 351 (2.48%) Management Information System
9 291 (2.06%) Fintech
10 289 (2.05%) Replication
11 218 (1.54%) Clustering
12 212 (1.50%) Data Centre
13 155 (1.10%) Driving Licence
14 113 (0.80%) Client/Server
15 107 (0.76%) Private Cloud
16 101 (0.71%) Data Structures
17 97 (0.69%) NHS
18 79 (0.56%) Algorithms
19 67 (0.47%) N-Tier
20 64 (0.45%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 2,684 (19.00%) Windows
2 1,255 (8.88%) Windows Server
3 1,003 (7.10%) Linux
4 433 (3.06%) Windows Server 2012
5 389 (2.75%) Windows Server 2008
6 380 (2.69%) Unix
7 295 (2.09%) Android
8 234 (1.66%) Apple iOS
9 164 (1.16%) Windows 10
10 159 (1.13%) Windows 7
11 120 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 80 (0.57%) Windows Server 2003
13 67 (0.47%) Windows 8
14 49 (0.35%) Mac OS X
15 45 (0.32%) Solaris
15 45 (0.32%) Ubuntu
16 36 (0.25%) AIX
17 35 (0.25%) CentOS
18 30 (0.21%) VMS
19 25 (0.18%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5,262 (37.25%) Agile Software Development
2 4,920 (34.82%) MVC
3 2,353 (16.65%) TDD
4 2,126 (15.05%) Business Intelligence
5 1,769 (12.52%) Scrum
6 1,637 (11.59%) Problem-Solving
7 1,319 (9.34%) BDD
8 1,248 (8.83%) Web Application Development
9 1,242 (8.79%) OO
10 1,222 (8.65%) Web Development
11 1,163 (8.23%) Software Engineering
12 1,084 (7.67%) Continuous Integration
13 992 (7.02%) ETL
14 890 (6.30%) SDLC
15 864 (6.12%) Unit Testing
16 830 (5.87%) Test Automation
17 827 (5.85%) ITIL
18 701 (4.96%) DevOps
19 663 (4.69%) Mentoring
20 660 (4.67%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 7,890 (55.85%) C#
2 6,855 (48.52%) SQL
3 4,510 (31.92%) JavaScript
4 2,599 (18.40%) T-SQL
5 1,069 (7.57%) Java
6 939 (6.65%) PowerShell
7 811 (5.74%) VB.NET
8 596 (4.22%) Ruby
9 551 (3.90%) Python
10 444 (3.14%) PHP
11 400 (2.83%) TypeScript
12 396 (2.80%) VB
13 388 (2.75%) C++
14 298 (2.11%) VBA
15 278 (1.97%) PL/SQL
16 237 (1.68%) C
17 122 (0.86%) Bash Shell
18 103 (0.73%) Perl
18 103 (0.73%) Shell Script
19 86 (0.61%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1,564 (11.07%) Degree
2 619 (4.38%) Microsoft Certification
3 405 (2.87%) Computer Science Degree
4 363 (2.57%) Security Cleared
5 278 (1.97%) MCSE
6 172 (1.22%) SC Cleared
7 125 (0.88%) MCSA
8 124 (0.88%) MCP
9 102 (0.72%) Cisco Certification
10 91 (0.64%) ITIL Certification
11 89 (0.63%) CCNA
12 86 (0.61%) ISEB
13 70 (0.50%) ISTQB
14 60 (0.42%) MCPD
15 57 (0.40%) DBS Check
16 51 (0.36%) DV Cleared
17 49 (0.35%) MCITP
18 45 (0.32%) CISSP
18 45 (0.32%) Master's Degree
18 45 (0.32%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 410 (2.90%) QA
2 273 (1.93%) SLA
3 191 (1.35%) Data Quality
4 129 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 115 (0.81%) GDPR
6 56 (0.40%) PCI DSS
7 33 (0.23%) ISO 9001
8 24 (0.17%) COBIT
9 23 (0.16%) PMO
10 21 (0.15%) GCP
11 15 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 8 (0.057%) GAMP
12 8 (0.057%) WCAG
13 7 (0.050%) Cyber Essentials
14 6 (0.042%) HL7
14 6 (0.042%) WAI
15 5 (0.035%) ISO 8583
16 3 (0.021%) EFQM
16 3 (0.021%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 3 (0.021%) TickIT
System Software
1 996 (7.05%) Active Directory
2 517 (3.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 477 (3.38%) Hyper-V
4 365 (2.58%) Docker
5 176 (1.25%) vSphere
6 146 (1.03%) VMware ESXi
7 110 (0.78%) Virtual Machines
8 76 (0.54%) XenApp
9 59 (0.42%) Oracle RAC
10 44 (0.31%) Terminal Services
11 43 (0.30%) Virtual Desktop
12 42 (0.30%) Firmware
13 36 (0.25%) XenDesktop
14 30 (0.21%) XenServer
15 29 (0.21%) HDFS
15 29 (0.21%) Virtual Servers
16 27 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
17 21 (0.15%) BitLocker
17 21 (0.15%) Xen
18 20 (0.14%) Samba
Systems Management
1 285 (2.02%) SCCM
2 178 (1.26%) Puppet
3 162 (1.15%) Opscode Chef
4 152 (1.08%) Ansible
5 148 (1.05%) SCOM
6 119 (0.84%) Kibana
7 104 (0.74%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 102 (0.72%) Kubernetes
9 58 (0.41%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 55 (0.39%) WSUS
11 47 (0.33%) Microsoft Clustering
11 47 (0.33%) vCenter Server
12 46 (0.33%) Terraform
13 45 (0.32%) SCVMM
14 41 (0.29%) Nagios
15 40 (0.28%) Failover Clustering
16 38 (0.27%) Data Guard
17 34 (0.24%) NetBackup
17 34 (0.24%) Oracle RMAN
18 32 (0.23%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 5,772 (40.86%) Microsoft
2 1,696 (12.00%) Oracle
3 718 (5.08%) VMware
4 465 (3.29%) Google
5 374 (2.65%) Tableau
6 320 (2.27%) SAP
7 315 (2.23%) Cisco
8 286 (2.02%) Xamarin
9 272 (1.93%) Citrix
10 221 (1.56%) Capita
11 207 (1.47%) Facebook
12 146 (1.03%) IBM
13 143 (1.01%) HP
14 129 (0.91%) ServiceNow
15 124 (0.88%) Cognos
16 115 (0.81%) Red Hat
17 104 (0.74%) Twitter
18 99 (0.70%) Dell
19 98 (0.69%) Sitecore
20 96 (0.68%) Veeam