Period
to 31 May 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for SQL Server 2017 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited SQL Server 2017 over the 6 months to 31 May 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server 2017
UK
6 months to
31 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 698 919 1077
Rank change year-on-year +221 +158 -
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2017 178 203 131
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.14% 0.076%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.74% 0.50% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 151 200 115
Median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.09% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £33,750 £37,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £87,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% -

SQL Server 2017 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 with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 24,108 40,559 52,874
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 26.90% 28.04% 30.70%
Number of salaries quoted 19,600 33,075 43,318
Median annual salary £53,931 £52,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.71% +4.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +7.14%

SQL Server 2017
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing SQL Server 2017 as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server 2017 in the UK

SQL Server 2017
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing SQL Server 2017.

Salary trend for SQL Server 2017 in the UK

SQL Server 2017
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing SQL Server 2017 over the 6 months to 31 May 2020.

Salary histogram for SQL Server 2017 in the UK

SQL Server 2017
Top 14 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server 2017 within the UK over the 6 months to 31 May 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
England +199 170 £50,000 - 4
UK excluding London +149 88 £42,500 -5.56% 4
London +155 87 £60,000 -11.11%
South East +101 23 £50,000 +27.39% 1
South West +92 22 £33,000 -26.67%
East of England +91 20 £42,500 +2.41%
North of England +124 15 £36,250 -27.50% 2
North West +83 8 £37,500 -25.00% 2
Work from Home +38 7 £75,000 +7.14%
Wales - 6 £50,000 -
Yorkshire +114 4 £35,000 -30.00%
North East +18 3 £36,250 -21.20%
Midlands +57 2 £47,500 -9.52% 1
West Midlands +54 2 £47,500 -13.64%

For the 6 months to 31 May 2020, IT jobs citing SQL Server 2017 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 with a requirement for SQL Server 2017.

1 178 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 129 (72.47%) SQL
3 112 (62.92%) Microsoft
4 98 (55.06%) Azure
5 64 (35.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 63 (35.39%) Business Intelligence
7 56 (31.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 49 (27.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 49 (27.53%) .NET
8 49 (27.53%) SQL Server 2016
9 47 (26.40%) DevOps
10 46 (25.84%) C#
10 46 (25.84%) Agile Software Development
11 45 (25.28%) Analytics
12 43 (24.16%) T-SQL
13 40 (22.47%) Finance
14 39 (21.91%) MVC
15 37 (20.79%) Docker
15 37 (20.79%) SQL Server 2014
16 36 (20.22%) Power BI
16 36 (20.22%) Power Platform
16 36 (20.22%) ETL
17 35 (19.66%) SQL Server 2012
18 34 (19.10%) Oracle
19 32 (17.98%) ASP.NET
20 31 (17.42%) Windows
20 31 (17.42%) Data Warehouse
21 30 (16.85%) SQL Server 2008
21 30 (16.85%) Problem-Solving
22 28 (15.73%) .NET Framework

SQL Server 2017
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 14 (7.87%) Apache Spark
1 14 (7.87%) MS Exchange
2 9 (5.06%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (2.25%) Apache Solr
3 4 (2.25%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (1.69%) IIS
5 2 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.12%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.56%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 9 (5.06%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (3.37%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (2.81%) Infor SunSystems
1 5 (2.81%) iTrent
Cloud Services
1 98 (55.06%) Azure
2 36 (20.22%) Power Platform
3 21 (11.80%) AWS
4 18 (10.11%) GCP
5 10 (5.62%) SaaS
6 8 (4.49%) Office 365
7 5 (2.81%) Azure Active Directory
7 5 (2.81%) Azure Data Factory
8 4 (2.25%) IaaS
9 3 (1.69%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 3 (1.69%) PaaS
10 2 (1.12%) Power Automate
10 2 (1.12%) PowerApps
11 1 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.49%) TCP/IP
2 7 (3.93%) Firewall
2 7 (3.93%) LAN
2 7 (3.93%) WAN
3 6 (3.37%) DNS
4 4 (2.25%) DHCP
4 4 (2.25%) VPN
5 3 (1.69%) Cisco IOS
5 3 (1.69%) SAN
6 2 (1.12%) Internet
6 2 (1.12%) Skype
7 1 (0.56%) FTP
7 1 (0.56%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.56%) IPsec
7 1 (0.56%) NAS
7 1 (0.56%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (0.56%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 178 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 64 (35.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 56 (31.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 49 (27.53%) SQL Server 2016
4 49 (27.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 37 (20.79%) SQL Server 2014
6 36 (20.22%) Power BI
7 35 (19.66%) SQL Server 2012
8 31 (17.42%) Data Warehouse
9 30 (16.85%) SQL Server 2008
10 25 (14.04%) Big Data
11 23 (12.92%) Azure SQL Database
12 20 (11.24%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 20 (11.24%) Oracle Database
13 18 (10.11%) MongoDB
14 17 (9.55%) MySQL
15 15 (8.43%) KNIME
15 15 (8.43%) Qlik Sense
15 15 (8.43%) QlikView
16 14 (7.87%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 28 (15.73%) Git (software)
2 18 (10.11%) Selenium
2 18 (10.11%) SpecFlow
3 14 (7.87%) Visual Studio
4 12 (6.74%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (4.49%) TeamCity
6 4 (2.25%) git-flow
6 4 (2.25%) Jenkins
6 4 (2.25%) Octopus Deploy
6 4 (2.25%) Visual Studio Team System
6 4 (2.25%) webpack
7 2 (1.12%) tSQLt
8 1 (0.56%) Moq
8 1 (0.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (0.56%) Subversion
General
1 40 (22.47%) Finance
2 14 (7.87%) Aerospace
3 8 (4.49%) Retail
4 6 (3.37%) Electronics
5 2 (1.12%) Advertising
5 2 (1.12%) Marketing
5 2 (1.12%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.56%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 91 (51.12%) Developer
2 35 (19.66%) DBA
3 29 (16.29%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 26 (14.61%) .NET Developer
5 23 (12.92%) C# .NET Developer
5 23 (12.92%) C# Developer
5 23 (12.92%) SQL Developer
6 21 (11.80%) Senior Developer
6 21 (11.80%) SQL DBA
7 18 (10.11%) Senior Business Intelligence Developer
8 16 (8.99%) Data Engineer
8 16 (8.99%) React Developer
9 15 (8.43%) Administrator
10 14 (7.87%) .NET Developer - Fintech
11 12 (6.74%) Support Engineer
12 10 (5.62%) Full Stack Developer
13 9 (5.06%) Software Developer
14 8 (4.49%) ASP.NET Developer
14 8 (4.49%) Server Engineer
15 7 (3.93%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (27.53%) .NET
2 32 (17.98%) ASP.NET
3 28 (15.73%) .NET Framework
4 27 (15.17%) AngularJS
5 23 (12.92%) .NET Core
6 22 (12.36%) ASP.NET MVC
6 22 (12.36%) KnockoutJS
6 22 (12.36%) React
7 18 (10.11%) ASP.NET Core
8 14 (7.87%) CSS
8 14 (7.87%) HTML
9 13 (7.30%) HTML5
10 10 (5.62%) Entity Framework
10 10 (5.62%) jQuery
11 8 (4.49%) Dapper ORM
12 7 (3.93%) CSS3
13 6 (3.37%) ASP.NET MVC 5
13 6 (3.37%) Razor View Engine
13 6 (3.37%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 5 (2.81%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 18 (10.11%) Analytical Skills
1 18 (10.11%) Private Cloud
2 10 (5.62%) Greenfield Project
3 8 (4.49%) EPoS
3 8 (4.49%) iPad
4 7 (3.93%) Data Structures
4 7 (3.93%) Enterprise Software
4 7 (3.93%) Management Information System
5 5 (2.81%) Clustering
6 4 (2.25%) Data Centre
6 4 (2.25%) Replication
6 4 (2.25%) User Experience
7 2 (1.12%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.56%) Augmented Reality
8 1 (0.56%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 31 (17.42%) Windows
2 21 (11.80%) Windows Server 2012
3 16 (8.99%) Windows Server 2019
4 13 (7.30%) Windows 10
5 12 (6.74%) Windows Server 2016
6 10 (5.62%) Windows Server
7 7 (3.93%) Linux
8 5 (2.81%) Apple iOS
9 3 (1.69%) Solaris
9 3 (1.69%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (1.12%) Unix
10 2 (1.12%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.56%) AIX
11 1 (0.56%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (35.39%) Business Intelligence
2 47 (26.40%) DevOps
3 46 (25.84%) Agile Software Development
4 45 (25.28%) Analytics
5 39 (21.91%) MVC
6 36 (20.22%) ETL
7 30 (16.85%) Problem-Solving
8 25 (14.04%) Unit Testing
9 24 (13.48%) Fintech
9 24 (13.48%) Test Automation
10 23 (12.92%) Microservices
11 22 (12.36%) Performance Tuning
12 20 (11.24%) High Availability
13 18 (10.11%) Continuous Delivery
14 17 (9.55%) Data Analytics
14 17 (9.55%) Kimball Methodology
14 17 (9.55%) Risk Analytics
15 16 (8.99%) Business Analytics
16 15 (8.43%) Machine Learning
16 15 (8.43%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 129 (72.47%) SQL
2 46 (25.84%) C#
3 43 (24.16%) T-SQL
4 22 (12.36%) Python
5 21 (11.80%) JavaScript
6 20 (11.24%) PowerShell
7 16 (8.99%) Perl
7 16 (8.99%) R
8 8 (4.49%) TypeScript
9 6 (3.37%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 5 (2.81%) PL/SQL
11 3 (1.69%) VB.NET
12 2 (1.12%) Shell Script
12 2 (1.12%) VBScript
13 1 (0.56%) VB
13 1 (0.56%) VBA
13 1 (0.56%) XPath
Qualifications
1 24 (13.48%) SC Cleared
1 24 (13.48%) Security Cleared
2 17 (9.55%) Degree
3 12 (6.74%) Computer Science Degree
4 10 (5.62%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (5.62%) Oracle Certification
5 4 (2.25%) MCSA
5 4 (2.25%) MCSE
5 4 (2.25%) Numerate Degree
6 3 (1.69%) MCP
7 2 (1.12%) CCNA
7 2 (1.12%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.12%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.56%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (10.11%) QA
2 8 (4.49%) SLA
3 6 (3.37%) GDPR
4 3 (1.69%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.56%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.56%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 1 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.56%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 37 (20.79%) Docker
2 27 (15.17%) Active Directory
3 21 (11.80%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (3.93%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (2.81%) Hyper-V
6 3 (1.69%) Firmware
6 3 (1.69%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (1.12%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (1.12%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.56%) Citrix Hypervisor
Systems Management
1 19 (10.67%) Kubernetes
2 7 (3.93%) vCenter Server
3 3 (1.69%) Data Guard
3 3 (1.69%) Oracle RMAN
4 2 (1.12%) WSUS
Vendors
1 112 (62.92%) Microsoft
2 34 (19.10%) Oracle
3 23 (12.92%) VMware
4 15 (8.43%) Splunk
5 8 (4.49%) Apple
5 8 (4.49%) Meraki
5 8 (4.49%) Veeam
6 7 (3.93%) Dell
7 6 (3.37%) Cisco
8 5 (2.81%) HP
8 5 (2.81%) Sun
8 5 (2.81%) Tableau
9 4 (2.25%) GrapeCity
9 4 (2.25%) IBM
10 3 (1.69%) Ingenico
10 3 (1.69%) SAP
10 3 (1.69%) SonicWALL
10 3 (1.69%) Sybase
10 3 (1.69%) VeriFone
10 3 (1.69%) WorldPay