Period
to 17 July 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 17 July 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
17 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 14 10 10
Rank change year-on-year -4 0 -1
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 10,201 14,959 16,720
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 12.22% 14.97% 16.57%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 45.06% 50.26% 52.67%
Number of salaries quoted 8,675 13,059 14,999
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £58,750
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

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 22,638 29,762 31,743
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 27.12% 29.78% 31.46%
Number of salaries quoted 18,379 24,901 26,835
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.66%
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,750 £27,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
UK median annual salary £52,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.00% +5.26% -

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 July 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 17 July 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 3,139 £45,000 - 626
North of England -1 2,500 £42,500 +6.25% 701
Midlands -3 1,548 £42,500 +6.25% 495
North West -5 1,292 £42,500 +6.25% 392
South West -6 1,226 £42,500 +6.25% 227
Yorkshire -1 1,032 £42,500 - 251
West Midlands -3 928 £42,500 +6.25% 301
East of England -2 896 £45,000 - 198
Scotland -1 678 £42,500 -5.56% 131
East Midlands -3 617 £40,000 - 190
Wales -4 184 £37,500 -6.25% 55
North East -2 177 £37,500 -1.64% 58
Northern Ireland -18 47 £45,000 +30.43% 16
Isle of Man -2 8 £45,000 +12.50%
Channel Islands +2 2 £95,000 +35.71% 3
SQL Server
UK

For the 6 months to 17 July 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 5,180 (50.78%) SQL
2 5,082 (49.82%) .NET
3 5,060 (49.60%) C#
4 4,248 (41.64%) Microsoft
5 3,519 (34.50%) Agile Software Development
6 3,280 (32.15%) JavaScript
7 2,902 (28.45%) ASP.NET
8 2,703 (26.50%) MVC
9 2,512 (24.63%) HTML
9 2,512 (24.63%) Microsoft Azure
10 2,217 (21.73%) CSS
11 2,097 (20.56%) Windows
12 1,676 (16.43%) T-SQL
13 1,576 (15.45%) Finance
14 1,525 (14.95%) Business Intelligence
15 1,502 (14.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 1,422 (13.94%) Problem-Solving
17 1,393 (13.66%) ASP.NET MVC
18 1,387 (13.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 1,365 (13.38%) Degree
20 1,359 (13.32%) AngularJS
21 1,331 (13.05%) .NET Framework
22 1,301 (12.75%) jQuery
23 1,236 (12.12%) Oracle
24 1,200 (11.76%) Scrum
25 1,140 (11.18%) Web Services
26 1,075 (10.54%) Git (software)
27 1,044 (10.23%) Amazon AWS
28 1,043 (10.22%) Windows Server
29 1,019 (9.99%) ASP.NET Web API

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
1 640 (6.27%) IIS
2 590 (5.78%) SharePoint
3 336 (3.29%) MS Exchange
4 209 (2.05%) Tomcat
5 177 (1.74%) Apache
6 173 (1.70%) Confluence
7 171 (1.68%) CMS
8 131 (1.28%) BizTalk Server
9 112 (1.10%) Umbraco
10 111 (1.09%) JBoss
11 107 (1.05%) Skype for Business
12 102 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2010
13 100 (0.98%) WebSphere
14 82 (0.80%) Elasticsearch
15 78 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2013
16 73 (0.72%) WebLogic
17 62 (0.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 54 (0.53%) Apache Spark
19 42 (0.41%) SAS
20 41 (0.40%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 469 (4.60%) Microsoft Office
2 404 (3.96%) Microsoft Excel
3 55 (0.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 51 (0.50%) MS Visio
5 19 (0.19%) Chatbot
6 18 (0.18%) Photoshop
6 18 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
7 14 (0.14%) InfoPath
8 11 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
8 11 (0.11%) SPSS
9 9 (0.088%) Microsoft Project
10 8 (0.078%) Adobe XD
11 4 (0.039%) Fireworks
11 4 (0.039%) HipChat
11 4 (0.039%) Moqups
12 3 (0.029%) Stata
12 3 (0.029%) Weka
13 2 (0.020%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 2 (0.020%) Pro/ENGINEER
13 2 (0.020%) PTC Creo
Business Applications
1 154 (1.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 63 (0.62%) Dynamics AX
3 54 (0.53%) Dynamics NAV
4 27 (0.26%) Payment Gateway
5 26 (0.25%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 25 (0.25%) Magento
7 22 (0.22%) NetSuite
8 18 (0.18%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 16 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
9 16 (0.16%) Oracle ERP
9 16 (0.16%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
10 12 (0.12%) SAP ERP
10 12 (0.12%) WebTrends
11 11 (0.11%) Cognos TM1
11 11 (0.11%) SAP Business One
12 9 (0.088%) Unit4 Business World
13 8 (0.078%) nopCommerce
13 8 (0.078%) Oracle BPM
14 7 (0.069%) Sage 200
14 7 (0.069%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 2,512 (24.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 1,044 (10.23%) Amazon AWS
3 752 (7.37%) Power Platform
4 588 (5.76%) Office 365
5 414 (4.06%) SaaS
6 174 (1.71%) PaaS
7 168 (1.65%) Dynamics 365
8 153 (1.50%) GitHub
8 153 (1.50%) Google Cloud Platform
9 137 (1.34%) Serverless
10 112 (1.10%) IaaS
11 77 (0.75%) Azure Stack
12 71 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
13 70 (0.69%) OneDrive
14 65 (0.64%) Azure Active Directory
15 60 (0.59%) Azure Data Factory
16 55 (0.54%) Amazon EC2
17 49 (0.48%) OpenShift
18 48 (0.47%) AWS Lambda
19 44 (0.43%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 398 (3.90%) DNS
2 397 (3.89%) Firewall
3 314 (3.08%) TCP/IP
4 303 (2.97%) DHCP
5 239 (2.34%) SAN
6 237 (2.32%) LAN
7 221 (2.17%) WAN
8 176 (1.73%) Internet
9 175 (1.72%) VPN
10 128 (1.25%) VLAN
11 123 (1.21%) VoIP
12 119 (1.17%) HTTP
13 104 (1.02%) Skype
14 99 (0.97%) NAS
15 95 (0.93%) Broadband
16 80 (0.78%) Wireless
17 69 (0.68%) Network Security
18 61 (0.60%) Remote Desktop
18 61 (0.60%) Wi-Fi
19 59 (0.58%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,502 (14.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1,387 (13.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 954 (9.35%) Data Warehouse
4 928 (9.10%) Relational Database
5 739 (7.24%) Power BI
6 719 (7.05%) MySQL
7 686 (6.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 611 (5.99%) SQL Server 2012
9 543 (5.32%) SQL Server 2008
10 430 (4.22%) PostgreSQL
11 413 (4.05%) SQL Server 2016
12 357 (3.50%) NoSQL
13 345 (3.38%) RDBMS
14 316 (3.10%) MongoDB
15 272 (2.67%) SQL Server 2014
16 236 (2.31%) Big Data
17 214 (2.10%) Azure SQL Database
18 181 (1.77%) BusinessObjects
19 177 (1.74%) Oracle Database
20 175 (1.72%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 1,075 (10.54%) Git (software)
2 965 (9.46%) Visual Studio
3 770 (7.55%) Team Foundation Server
4 463 (4.54%) JIRA
5 301 (2.95%) Jenkins
6 291 (2.85%) Selenium
7 241 (2.36%) TeamCity
8 239 (2.34%) Subversion
9 187 (1.83%) Octopus Deploy
10 179 (1.75%) NUnit
11 144 (1.41%) Visual Studio Team System
12 141 (1.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 119 (1.17%) SpecFlow
14 113 (1.11%) Bitbucket
15 89 (0.87%) Maven
16 81 (0.79%) SoapUI
17 77 (0.75%) Cucumber
18 76 (0.75%) JUnit
19 69 (0.68%) WebDriver
20 61 (0.60%) Zephyr
General
1 1,576 (15.45%) Finance
2 435 (4.26%) Retail
3 355 (3.48%) Manufacturing
4 320 (3.14%) Marketing
5 252 (2.47%) Telecoms
6 180 (1.76%) Banking
7 107 (1.05%) Games
8 104 (1.02%) Legal
9 97 (0.95%) Electronics
10 70 (0.69%) Law
11 65 (0.64%) Back Office
12 56 (0.55%) Automotive
13 55 (0.54%) Advertising
14 44 (0.43%) Financial Institution
15 39 (0.38%) Local Government
16 36 (0.35%) Aerospace
17 30 (0.29%) Billing
18 29 (0.28%) Publishing
19 26 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
20 15 (0.15%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 5,542 (54.33%) Developer
2 2,302 (22.57%) .NET Developer
3 1,776 (17.41%) C# Developer
4 1,280 (12.55%) Software Developer
5 1,241 (12.17%) C# .NET Developer
6 1,123 (11.01%) Analyst
7 965 (9.46%) Senior Developer
8 759 (7.44%) SQL Developer
9 543 (5.32%) .NET Software Developer
10 522 (5.12%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 521 (5.11%) DBA
12 509 (4.99%) C# Software Developer
13 451 (4.42%) ASP.NET Developer
14 410 (4.02%) C# ASP.NET Developer
15 405 (3.97%) Senior .NET Developer
16 404 (3.96%) SQL DBA
17 398 (3.90%) Junior
18 393 (3.85%) Software Engineer
19 342 (3.35%) Full Stack Developer
20 324 (3.18%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5,082 (49.82%) .NET
2 2,902 (28.45%) ASP.NET
3 2,512 (24.63%) HTML
4 2,217 (21.73%) CSS
5 1,393 (13.66%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1,359 (13.32%) AngularJS
7 1,331 (13.05%) .NET Framework
8 1,301 (12.75%) jQuery
9 1,140 (11.18%) Web Services
10 1,019 (9.99%) ASP.NET Web API
11 987 (9.68%) XML
12 798 (7.82%) .NET Core
13 716 (7.02%) HTML5
14 673 (6.60%) Entity Framework
15 641 (6.28%) WCF
16 591 (5.79%) React
17 585 (5.73%) REST
18 518 (5.08%) SOAP
19 441 (4.32%) JSON
20 401 (3.93%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 898 (8.80%) Analytical Skills
2 462 (4.53%) Greenfield Project
3 454 (4.45%) Self-Motivation
4 361 (3.54%) Enterprise Software
5 316 (3.10%) Management Information System
6 270 (2.65%) Mobile App
7 259 (2.54%) User Experience
8 191 (1.87%) Data Centre
9 160 (1.57%) Replication
10 159 (1.56%) Clustering
11 124 (1.22%) Driving Licence
12 114 (1.12%) Data Structures
13 106 (1.04%) NHS
14 104 (1.02%) Public Cloud
15 84 (0.82%) Algorithms
16 78 (0.76%) Hybrid Cloud
17 70 (0.69%) Robotics
18 69 (0.68%) Client/Server
19 68 (0.67%) EPoS
20 55 (0.54%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 2,097 (20.56%) Windows
2 1,043 (10.22%) Windows Server
3 919 (9.01%) Linux
4 370 (3.63%) Windows Server 2012
5 321 (3.15%) Unix
6 306 (3.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 205 (2.01%) Android
8 185 (1.81%) Windows 10
9 152 (1.49%) Apple iOS
10 151 (1.48%) Windows 7
11 96 (0.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 95 (0.93%) Windows 8
13 76 (0.75%) Windows Server 2003
14 59 (0.58%) CentOS
15 48 (0.47%) Mac OS
16 42 (0.41%) Ubuntu
17 32 (0.31%) AIX
18 24 (0.24%) Windows XP
19 21 (0.21%) Solaris
20 18 (0.18%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,519 (34.50%) Agile Software Development
2 2,703 (26.50%) MVC
3 1,525 (14.95%) Business Intelligence
4 1,422 (13.94%) Problem-Solving
5 1,200 (11.76%) Scrum
6 962 (9.43%) Software Engineering
7 921 (9.03%) TDD
8 912 (8.94%) DevOps
9 890 (8.72%) ETL
10 795 (7.79%) Web Development
11 777 (7.62%) OO
12 763 (7.48%) SDLC
13 709 (6.95%) Test Automation
14 672 (6.59%) Mentoring
15 602 (5.90%) ITIL
16 580 (5.69%) Continuous Integration
17 574 (5.63%) Unit Testing
18 572 (5.61%) Computer Science
19 560 (5.49%) Analytics
20 510 (5.00%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 5,180 (50.78%) SQL
2 5,060 (49.60%) C#
3 3,280 (32.15%) JavaScript
4 1,676 (16.43%) T-SQL
5 855 (8.38%) Java
6 816 (8.00%) PowerShell
7 577 (5.66%) Python
8 517 (5.07%) VB.NET
9 425 (4.17%) PHP
10 298 (2.92%) TypeScript
11 284 (2.78%) C++
12 240 (2.35%) VB
13 174 (1.71%) VBA
14 166 (1.63%) PL/SQL
15 160 (1.57%) C
16 123 (1.21%) Bash Shell
17 122 (1.20%) Ruby
18 119 (1.17%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
19 104 (1.02%) Perl
20 95 (0.93%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1,365 (13.38%) Degree
2 383 (3.75%) Microsoft Certification
3 299 (2.93%) Security Cleared
4 268 (2.63%) Computer Science Degree
5 192 (1.88%) Cisco Certification
6 164 (1.61%) SC Cleared
7 159 (1.56%) MCSA
8 155 (1.52%) CCNA
9 135 (1.32%) MCSE
10 105 (1.03%) ISTQB
11 84 (0.82%) DV Cleared
12 75 (0.74%) MCP
13 58 (0.57%) ISEB
14 44 (0.43%) AWS Certification
14 44 (0.43%) HND
15 43 (0.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 40 (0.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 36 (0.35%) CCNP
18 34 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
19 33 (0.32%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 475 (4.66%) QA
2 201 (1.97%) SLA
3 170 (1.67%) Data Quality
4 97 (0.95%) GDPR
5 91 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 50 (0.49%) PCI DSS
7 45 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 30 (0.29%) PMO
9 17 (0.17%) COBIT
10 15 (0.15%) ISO 9001
11 12 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 11 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials
13 8 (0.078%) NCSC
13 8 (0.078%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 6 (0.059%) GAMP
14 6 (0.059%) ISO 14001
15 5 (0.049%) HL7
16 4 (0.039%) WAI
17 2 (0.020%) FINRA
17 2 (0.020%) MiFID
System Software
1 884 (8.67%) Active Directory
2 550 (5.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 498 (4.88%) Hyper-V
4 442 (4.33%) Docker
5 137 (1.34%) vSphere
6 112 (1.10%) XenApp
7 103 (1.01%) VMware ESXi
8 79 (0.77%) Microsoft App-V
9 74 (0.73%) XenDesktop
10 56 (0.55%) Oracle RAC
10 56 (0.55%) Virtual Machines
11 50 (0.49%) Virtual Servers
12 28 (0.27%) VMware NSX
13 27 (0.26%) Terminal Services
14 19 (0.19%) HDFS
15 17 (0.17%) KVM
15 17 (0.17%) vCloud
16 16 (0.16%) Citrix Hypervisor
16 16 (0.16%) Firmware
17 13 (0.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 244 (2.39%) SCCM
2 182 (1.78%) Kubernetes
3 171 (1.68%) Ansible
4 167 (1.64%) Puppet
5 128 (1.25%) Opscode Chef
6 116 (1.14%) SCOM
7 101 (0.99%) Terraform
8 75 (0.74%) WSUS
9 61 (0.60%) SCOrch
10 54 (0.53%) Backup Exec
11 49 (0.48%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 42 (0.41%) Microsoft Clustering
13 41 (0.40%) vCenter Server
14 36 (0.35%) Single Sign-On
15 33 (0.32%) SCVMM
16 29 (0.28%) IBM BigFix
16 29 (0.28%) Kibana
17 25 (0.25%) Docker Swarm
18 24 (0.24%) CA Service Virtualization
18 24 (0.24%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 4,248 (41.64%) Microsoft
2 1,236 (12.12%) Oracle
3 745 (7.30%) VMware
4 362 (3.55%) Cisco
5 347 (3.40%) SAP
6 333 (3.26%) Tableau
7 257 (2.52%) Citrix
8 210 (2.06%) IBM
9 198 (1.94%) Google
10 188 (1.84%) Xamarin
11 139 (1.36%) HP
12 116 (1.14%) Cognos
12 116 (1.14%) Salesforce.com
13 110 (1.08%) Atlassian
13 110 (1.08%) Dell
14 93 (0.91%) Red Hat
15 92 (0.90%) Veeam
16 78 (0.76%) Sage
17 65 (0.64%) Splunk
18 55 (0.54%) ServiceNow