Period
to 21 October 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 October 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 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 13 12 10
Rank change year-on-year -1 -2 -1
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 9,166 12,976 15,459
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 11.69% 14.14% 16.08%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 44.89% 49.22% 51.43%
Number of salaries quoted 7,814 11,278 13,623
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £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 20,421 26,362 30,057
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 26.04% 28.72% 31.26%
Number of salaries quoted 16,767 21,952 25,230
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +2.41%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £63,750
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% +4.17% +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 21 October 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 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
South East -2 2,987 £45,000 - 606
North of England -2 2,164 £42,500 - 587
Midlands -3 1,391 £42,500 +6.25% 394
North West -6 1,149 £42,500 -4.49% 290
South West -6 1,069 £42,500 +6.25% 229
Yorkshire 0 895 £42,500 - 235
West Midlands -2 854 £44,000 +10.00% 234
East of England -2 808 £45,000 - 197
Scotland -7 557 £42,500 -5.56% 109
East Midlands -4 536 £40,000 - 158
Wales -14 142 £38,000 -5.00% 56
North East -6 124 £35,000 -12.50% 62
Northern Ireland 0 55 £52,500 +50.00% 16
Isle of Man +3 7 £45,000 +20.00%
Channel Islands - 2 £60,000 - 1
SQL Server
UK

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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 4,603 (50.22%) .NET
2 4,551 (49.65%) C#
3 4,529 (49.41%) SQL
4 3,891 (42.45%) Microsoft
5 3,205 (34.97%) Agile Software Development
6 2,874 (31.36%) JavaScript
7 2,600 (28.37%) ASP.NET
8 2,564 (27.97%) Azure
9 2,302 (25.11%) MVC
10 2,113 (23.05%) HTML
11 1,934 (21.10%) CSS
12 1,862 (20.31%) Windows
13 1,395 (15.22%) T-SQL
14 1,365 (14.89%) Business Intelligence
15 1,331 (14.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 1,304 (14.23%) Finance
17 1,288 (14.05%) Problem-Solving
18 1,285 (14.02%) AngularJS
19 1,272 (13.88%) ASP.NET MVC
20 1,207 (13.17%) .NET Framework
21 1,190 (12.98%) jQuery
22 1,168 (12.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
23 1,088 (11.87%) Degree
24 1,079 (11.77%) Oracle
25 1,038 (11.32%) Web Services
26 988 (10.78%) Scrum
27 958 (10.45%) AWS
28 947 (10.33%) DevOps
29 935 (10.20%) ASP.NET Web API
30 920 (10.04%) Git (software)

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
1 528 (5.76%) SharePoint
2 524 (5.72%) IIS
3 299 (3.26%) MS Exchange
4 168 (1.83%) CMS
5 164 (1.79%) Tomcat
6 145 (1.58%) Confluence
7 104 (1.13%) Apache
8 100 (1.09%) Umbraco
9 97 (1.06%) BizTalk Server
9 97 (1.06%) JBoss
10 92 (1.00%) Skype for Business
11 76 (0.83%) Elasticsearch
12 74 (0.81%) WebSphere
13 67 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2010
14 66 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2013
15 51 (0.56%) Apache Spark
16 48 (0.52%) SAS
17 47 (0.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 41 (0.45%) WebLogic
19 34 (0.37%) WordPress
Applications
1 374 (4.08%) Microsoft Excel
2 368 (4.01%) Microsoft Office
3 60 (0.65%) MS Visio
4 58 (0.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 35 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
6 20 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
6 20 (0.22%) Photoshop
7 10 (0.11%) InfoPath
7 10 (0.11%) SPSS
8 8 (0.087%) Microsoft Project
9 4 (0.044%) CATIA
9 4 (0.044%) Chatbot
9 4 (0.044%) Fireworks
9 4 (0.044%) Moqups
10 3 (0.033%) PTC Creo
11 2 (0.022%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 2 (0.022%) Adobe XD
11 2 (0.022%) Notepad++
11 2 (0.022%) Pro/ENGINEER
11 2 (0.022%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 147 (1.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 54 (0.59%) Dynamics NAV
3 45 (0.49%) Dynamics AX
4 27 (0.29%) WebTrends
5 25 (0.27%) NetSuite
6 20 (0.22%) Payment Gateway
7 15 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
8 13 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
9 10 (0.11%) SAP BPC
9 10 (0.11%) SAP Business One
9 10 (0.11%) SAP ERP
10 8 (0.087%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 8 (0.087%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 8 (0.087%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 7 (0.076%) Sage 200
11 7 (0.076%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
11 7 (0.076%) Teamcenter
12 6 (0.065%) OPENHousing
12 6 (0.065%) Oracle BPM
12 6 (0.065%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 2,564 (27.97%) Azure
2 958 (10.45%) AWS
3 743 (8.11%) Power Platform
4 490 (5.35%) Office 365
5 330 (3.60%) SaaS
6 174 (1.90%) GCP
7 149 (1.63%) PaaS
8 129 (1.41%) Dynamics 365
9 101 (1.10%) IaaS
10 98 (1.07%) Azure Active Directory
11 96 (1.05%) Serverless
12 87 (0.95%) GitHub
13 62 (0.68%) Azure Data Factory
14 61 (0.67%) Azure Stack
15 54 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
16 52 (0.57%) PowerApps
17 48 (0.52%) Azure Functions
17 48 (0.52%) OneDrive
18 37 (0.40%) OpenShift
19 27 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 342 (3.73%) Firewall
2 313 (3.41%) DNS
3 235 (2.56%) DHCP
4 221 (2.41%) SAN
5 211 (2.30%) TCP/IP
6 183 (2.00%) LAN
7 177 (1.93%) WAN
8 150 (1.64%) Internet
9 129 (1.41%) VPN
10 124 (1.35%) HTTP
11 98 (1.07%) VoIP
12 95 (1.04%) VLAN
13 84 (0.92%) Skype
14 79 (0.86%) NAS
15 64 (0.70%) Remote Desktop
16 58 (0.63%) Wireless
17 52 (0.57%) Intranet
17 52 (0.57%) Wi-Fi
18 51 (0.56%) Network Security
19 50 (0.55%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,331 (14.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1,168 (12.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 857 (9.35%) Relational Database
4 838 (9.14%) Data Warehouse
5 733 (8.00%) Power BI
6 643 (7.02%) MySQL
7 573 (6.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 499 (5.44%) SQL Server 2012
9 404 (4.41%) PostgreSQL
9 404 (4.41%) SQL Server 2008
10 321 (3.50%) SQL Server 2016
11 312 (3.40%) RDBMS
12 285 (3.11%) NoSQL
13 273 (2.98%) MongoDB
14 195 (2.13%) SQL Server 2014
15 190 (2.07%) Azure SQL Database
16 169 (1.84%) Big Data
17 167 (1.82%) Oracle Database
18 147 (1.60%) BusinessObjects
19 125 (1.36%) DB2
Development Applications
1 920 (10.04%) Git (software)
2 763 (8.32%) Visual Studio
3 581 (6.34%) Team Foundation Server
4 411 (4.48%) JIRA
5 275 (3.00%) Selenium
6 216 (2.36%) Jenkins
7 169 (1.84%) Visual Studio Team System
8 167 (1.82%) Subversion
9 164 (1.79%) TeamCity
10 162 (1.77%) Octopus Deploy
11 137 (1.49%) NUnit
12 119 (1.30%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 95 (1.04%) JUnit
14 94 (1.03%) SpecFlow
15 87 (0.95%) Maven
15 87 (0.95%) SoapUI
16 82 (0.89%) WebDriver
17 71 (0.77%) Bitbucket
18 64 (0.70%) Zephyr
19 51 (0.56%) Cucumber
General
1 1,304 (14.23%) Finance
2 513 (5.60%) Retail
3 365 (3.98%) Manufacturing
4 305 (3.33%) Marketing
5 293 (3.20%) Public Sector
6 219 (2.39%) Telecoms
7 140 (1.53%) Banking
8 119 (1.30%) Legal
9 118 (1.29%) Electronics
10 80 (0.87%) Automotive
11 60 (0.65%) Law
12 48 (0.52%) Back Office
12 48 (0.52%) Games
13 45 (0.49%) Local Government
14 44 (0.48%) Advertising
15 43 (0.47%) Aerospace
16 38 (0.41%) Financial Institution
17 36 (0.39%) Billing
18 28 (0.31%) Publishing
19 20 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 4,974 (54.27%) Developer
2 1,927 (21.02%) .NET Developer
3 1,616 (17.63%) C# Developer
4 1,203 (13.12%) Software Developer
5 1,056 (11.52%) C# .NET Developer
6 992 (10.82%) Senior Developer
7 917 (10.00%) Analyst
8 712 (7.77%) SQL Developer
9 455 (4.96%) DBA
10 449 (4.90%) .NET Software Developer
11 441 (4.81%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 402 (4.39%) ASP.NET Developer
12 402 (4.39%) C# Software Developer
13 386 (4.21%) Software Engineer
14 378 (4.12%) C# ASP.NET Developer
15 350 (3.82%) Senior .NET Developer
16 331 (3.61%) Architect
17 330 (3.60%) Administrator
18 326 (3.56%) Full Stack Developer
19 310 (3.38%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4,603 (50.22%) .NET
2 2,600 (28.37%) ASP.NET
3 2,113 (23.05%) HTML
4 1,934 (21.10%) CSS
5 1,285 (14.02%) AngularJS
6 1,272 (13.88%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1,207 (13.17%) .NET Framework
8 1,190 (12.98%) jQuery
9 1,038 (11.32%) Web Services
10 935 (10.20%) ASP.NET Web API
11 837 (9.13%) .NET Core
12 786 (8.58%) XML
13 669 (7.30%) REST
14 633 (6.91%) Entity Framework
15 586 (6.39%) React
16 566 (6.17%) WCF
17 565 (6.16%) HTML5
18 471 (5.14%) SOAP
19 421 (4.59%) Ajax
20 393 (4.29%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 793 (8.65%) Analytical Skills
2 427 (4.66%) Self-Motivation
3 408 (4.45%) Greenfield Project
4 361 (3.94%) Management Information System
5 273 (2.98%) Enterprise Software
6 241 (2.63%) Mobile App
7 231 (2.52%) User Experience
8 205 (2.24%) Data Centre
9 156 (1.70%) Replication
10 155 (1.69%) Clustering
11 99 (1.08%) NHS
12 85 (0.93%) Driving Licence
13 81 (0.88%) Public Cloud
14 61 (0.67%) Robotics
14 61 (0.67%) Virtual Team
15 55 (0.60%) Data Structures
16 54 (0.59%) Algorithms
17 52 (0.57%) Client/Server
18 48 (0.52%) EPoS
19 45 (0.49%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 1,862 (20.31%) Windows
2 832 (9.08%) Windows Server
3 767 (8.37%) Linux
4 284 (3.10%) Unix
5 241 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
6 220 (2.40%) Windows Server 2008
7 164 (1.79%) Windows 10
8 149 (1.63%) Android
9 123 (1.34%) Windows 7
10 101 (1.10%) Apple iOS
11 100 (1.09%) Windows 8
12 53 (0.58%) Windows Server 2003
13 41 (0.45%) CentOS
13 41 (0.45%) Mac OS
13 41 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 36 (0.39%) Solaris
15 25 (0.27%) Ubuntu
15 25 (0.27%) Windows XP
16 18 (0.20%) VMS
17 14 (0.15%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,205 (34.97%) Agile Software Development
2 2,302 (25.11%) MVC
3 1,365 (14.89%) Business Intelligence
4 1,288 (14.05%) Problem-Solving
5 988 (10.78%) Scrum
6 947 (10.33%) DevOps
7 834 (9.10%) Software Engineering
8 821 (8.96%) ETL
9 777 (8.48%) Web Development
10 754 (8.23%) TDD
11 705 (7.69%) SDLC
12 638 (6.96%) Mentoring
13 625 (6.82%) OO
14 586 (6.39%) Test Automation
15 563 (6.14%) ITIL
16 562 (6.13%) Computer Science
17 519 (5.66%) Analytics
18 504 (5.50%) Continuous Integration
19 485 (5.29%) Unit Testing
20 480 (5.24%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 4,551 (49.65%) C#
2 4,529 (49.41%) SQL
3 2,874 (31.36%) JavaScript
4 1,395 (15.22%) T-SQL
5 673 (7.34%) Java
6 662 (7.22%) PowerShell
7 527 (5.75%) VB.NET
8 479 (5.23%) Python
9 327 (3.57%) PHP
10 304 (3.32%) TypeScript
11 216 (2.36%) VB
12 187 (2.04%) C++
13 136 (1.48%) VBA
14 120 (1.31%) PL/SQL
15 119 (1.30%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 110 (1.20%) C
17 82 (0.89%) Bash Shell
17 82 (0.89%) Perl
18 80 (0.87%) Ruby
19 72 (0.79%) VB6
Qualifications
1 1,088 (11.87%) Degree
2 346 (3.77%) Microsoft Certification
3 264 (2.88%) Security Cleared
4 256 (2.79%) Computer Science Degree
5 150 (1.64%) Cisco Certification
6 146 (1.59%) SC Cleared
7 139 (1.52%) CCNA
8 135 (1.47%) MCSE
9 97 (1.06%) MCSA
10 94 (1.03%) ISTQB
11 85 (0.93%) MCP
12 66 (0.72%) HND
13 53 (0.58%) DV Cleared
14 48 (0.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 46 (0.50%) ISEB
16 35 (0.38%) AWS Certification
17 32 (0.35%) TOGAF Certification
18 29 (0.32%) ITIL Certification
19 26 (0.28%) CCNP
20 25 (0.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 433 (4.72%) QA
2 177 (1.93%) SLA
3 167 (1.82%) Data Quality
4 91 (0.99%) GDPR
5 88 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 37 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 36 (0.39%) PMO
8 31 (0.34%) PCI DSS
9 12 (0.13%) ISO 9001
10 11 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials
11 9 (0.098%) COBIT
11 9 (0.098%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 4 (0.044%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 4 (0.044%) NCSC
13 3 (0.033%) ISO 14001
14 2 (0.022%) FINRA
14 2 (0.022%) ISO 22301
14 2 (0.022%) MiFID
14 2 (0.022%) RMADS
14 2 (0.022%) Solvency II
System Software
1 781 (8.52%) Active Directory
2 418 (4.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 414 (4.52%) Docker
4 393 (4.29%) Hyper-V
5 103 (1.12%) vSphere
6 92 (1.00%) XenApp
7 72 (0.79%) Microsoft App-V
8 64 (0.70%) Virtual Machines
8 64 (0.70%) VMware ESXi
9 49 (0.53%) XenDesktop
10 40 (0.44%) Oracle RAC
11 36 (0.39%) Virtual Servers
12 27 (0.29%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
13 24 (0.26%) Firmware
13 24 (0.26%) Terminal Services
14 13 (0.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 13 (0.14%) HDFS
14 13 (0.14%) VMware NSX
15 11 (0.12%) KVM
16 9 (0.098%) Citrix Hypervisor
Systems Management
1 200 (2.18%) SCCM
2 174 (1.90%) Kubernetes
3 118 (1.29%) Ansible
4 117 (1.28%) Puppet
5 115 (1.25%) Opscode Chef
6 94 (1.03%) SCOM
7 84 (0.92%) Terraform
8 68 (0.74%) WSUS
9 52 (0.57%) SCOrch
10 43 (0.47%) Backup Exec
11 40 (0.44%) Microsoft Clustering
12 38 (0.41%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 31 (0.34%) Kibana
14 29 (0.32%) IBM BigFix
14 29 (0.32%) Tivoli
15 27 (0.29%) Single Sign-On
15 27 (0.29%) vCenter Server
16 19 (0.21%) BMC PATROL
16 19 (0.21%) Failover Clustering
17 17 (0.19%) Nagios
Vendors
1 3,891 (42.45%) Microsoft
2 1,079 (11.77%) Oracle
3 594 (6.48%) VMware
4 315 (3.44%) SAP
5 257 (2.80%) Tableau
6 248 (2.71%) Cisco
7 222 (2.42%) Citrix
8 217 (2.37%) IBM
9 197 (2.15%) Google
10 172 (1.88%) Xamarin
11 119 (1.30%) HP
12 110 (1.20%) Cognos
13 102 (1.11%) Dell
14 79 (0.86%) Veeam
15 73 (0.80%) Atlassian
16 72 (0.79%) Salesforce.com
17 60 (0.65%) Informatica
18 55 (0.60%) Red Hat
19 53 (0.58%) Talend
19 53 (0.58%) Zend