Period
to 28 January 2022

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 28 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server 2017
UK
6 months to
28 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 976 745 829
Rank change year-on-year -231 +84 +148
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2017 87 62 195
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.067% 0.095% 0.16%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.25% 0.35% 0.57%
Number of salaries quoted 69 28 143
10th Percentile £38,000 - £41,250
25th Percentile £40,000 £31,750 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £41,750 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +19.76% -24.09% -
75th Percentile £79,750 £56,250 £70,625
90th Percentile £87,500 £62,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £35,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +35.71% -30.00% +13.64%

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 34,663 17,793 34,098
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 26.57% 27.41% 27.13%
Number of salaries quoted 21,691 15,047 28,182
10th Percentile £36,250 £33,750 £32,000
25th Percentile £43,750 £41,250 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% -
75th Percentile £77,500 £72,500 £72,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £87,500 £88,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.09% +7.78% -

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 28 January 2022.

Salary histogram for SQL Server 2017 in the UK

SQL Server 2017
Top 12 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 28 January 2022. 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
Jobs
England -231 83 £50,000 -4.76% 33
London -185 53 £76,500 +36.00% 14
UK excluding London -180 31 £47,500 +35.71% 20
Work from Home -184 30 £50,000 -14.89% 4
South West -39 13 £50,000 +25.00% 2
South East - 7 £36,250 - 2
North of England -118 4 £47,500 +5.56% 11
North West - 4 £47,500 - 1
East Midlands -55 3 £45,000 +3.45% 1
Midlands -106 3 £45,000 +3.45% 3
Wales -48 2 £37,500 +11.94% 1
East of England -102 2 £41,500 - 1

For the 6 months to 28 January 2022, 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 87 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 61 (70.11%) SQL
3 56 (64.37%) Microsoft
4 53 (60.92%) C#
5 39 (44.83%) Azure
6 38 (43.68%) .NET
6 38 (43.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 37 (42.53%) T-SQL
8 32 (36.78%) DevOps
9 29 (33.33%) Visual Studio
10 28 (32.18%) Business Intelligence
11 27 (31.03%) Agile Software Development
12 26 (29.89%) SQL Server 2012
12 26 (29.89%) Degree
13 25 (28.74%) XML
14 24 (27.59%) OO
14 24 (27.59%) Finance
14 24 (27.59%) XPath
14 24 (27.59%) Computer Science
14 24 (27.59%) Team Foundation Server
14 24 (27.59%) Computer Science Degree
15 23 (26.44%) Problem-Solving
15 23 (26.44%) Windows
16 22 (25.29%) SQL Server 2016
17 18 (20.69%) Software Engineering
17 18 (20.69%) Security Cleared
18 16 (18.39%) Unit Testing
18 16 (18.39%) Requirements Gathering
19 15 (17.24%) SC Cleared
19 15 (17.24%) .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 11 (12.64%) IIS
2 5 (5.75%) MS Exchange
3 3 (3.45%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.30%) Confluence
4 2 (2.30%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.15%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 3 (3.45%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 39 (44.83%) Azure
2 14 (16.09%) Power Platform
3 8 (9.20%) Azure Data Factory
4 7 (8.05%) Azure Synapse Analytics
5 4 (4.60%) AWS
6 3 (3.45%) Microsoft 365
7 2 (2.30%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (1.15%) Amazon S3
8 1 (1.15%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (1.15%) Azure App Service
8 1 (1.15%) Azure Cosmos DB
8 1 (1.15%) Azure Event Grid
8 1 (1.15%) Azure Service Bus
8 1 (1.15%) GCP
8 1 (1.15%) NuGet
8 1 (1.15%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.60%) DNS
1 4 (4.60%) Kerberos
1 4 (4.60%) SSL
2 3 (3.45%) Firewall
2 3 (3.45%) VPN
3 2 (2.30%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.30%) Wireless
4 1 (1.15%) DHCP
4 1 (1.15%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 38 (43.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 26 (29.89%) SQL Server 2012
4 22 (25.29%) SQL Server 2016
5 15 (17.24%) Tableau
6 14 (16.09%) Power BI
6 14 (16.09%) SQL Server 2014
6 14 (16.09%) SSDT
7 12 (13.79%) Data Warehouse
7 12 (13.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 11 (12.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 8 (9.20%) Data Lake
10 5 (5.75%) Relational Database
11 4 (4.60%) Big Data
11 4 (4.60%) Biml
11 4 (4.60%) Hadoop
11 4 (4.60%) Metadata
11 4 (4.60%) SQL Server 2008
11 4 (4.60%) SQL Server 2019
12 3 (3.45%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 29 (33.33%) Visual Studio
2 24 (27.59%) Team Foundation Server
3 14 (16.09%) Visual Studio Team System
4 3 (3.45%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 2 (2.30%) Bitbucket
5 2 (2.30%) Git (software)
5 2 (2.30%) JIRA
6 1 (1.15%) Babel
6 1 (1.15%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.15%) JUnit
6 1 (1.15%) NUnit
6 1 (1.15%) Selenium
6 1 (1.15%) Visual Studio Code
6 1 (1.15%) webpack
General
1 24 (27.59%) Finance
2 11 (12.64%) French Language
3 10 (11.49%) Social Skills
4 8 (9.20%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (4.60%) Police
5 4 (4.60%) Presentation Skills
6 2 (2.30%) Advertising
6 2 (2.30%) Electronics
6 2 (2.30%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.15%) Front Office
7 1 (1.15%) Local Government
7 1 (1.15%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 62 (71.26%) Developer
2 38 (43.68%) SQL Developer
3 30 (34.48%) C# Developer
4 18 (20.69%) .NET Developer
5 17 (19.54%) Analyst
5 17 (19.54%) Analyst Developer
6 13 (14.94%) .NET Applications Developer
6 13 (14.94%) Applications Developer
6 13 (14.94%) ASP.NET Developer
6 13 (14.94%) C# .NET Developer
6 13 (14.94%) C# Application Developer
6 13 (14.94%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 13 (14.94%) SQL Analyst
6 13 (14.94%) T-SQL Developer
7 12 (13.79%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 12 (13.79%) SQL Server Developer
8 11 (12.64%) Applications Support
8 11 (12.64%) C# WPF Developer
8 11 (12.64%) Tableau Developer
8 11 (12.64%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (43.68%) .NET
2 25 (28.74%) XML
3 15 (17.24%) .NET Framework
4 14 (16.09%) ASP.NET
4 14 (16.09%) XSLT
5 12 (13.79%) WPF
6 6 (6.90%) REST
7 5 (5.75%) .NET Core
8 4 (4.60%) Entity Framework
8 4 (4.60%) HTML
8 4 (4.60%) HTML5
9 3 (3.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 2 (2.30%) ASP.NET Core
10 2 (2.30%) CSS
10 2 (2.30%) React
11 1 (1.15%) ASP.NET Web API
11 1 (1.15%) Ionic Framework
11 1 (1.15%) Next.js
11 1 (1.15%) NLog
11 1 (1.15%) Tailwind CSS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 5 (5.75%) Self-Motivation
2 5 (5.75%) User Experience
3 4 (4.60%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.30%) Driving Licence
4 2 (2.30%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.30%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.15%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.15%) Cloud Native
5 1 (1.15%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.15%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.15%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 23 (26.44%) Windows
2 11 (12.64%) Windows Server 2016
3 9 (10.34%) Windows Server
4 5 (5.75%) Linux
5 2 (2.30%) Android
5 2 (2.30%) Windows 10
5 2 (2.30%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (2.30%) Windows Server 2019
6 1 (1.15%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (36.78%) DevOps
2 28 (32.18%) Business Intelligence
3 27 (31.03%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (27.59%) Computer Science
4 24 (27.59%) OO
5 23 (26.44%) Problem-Solving
6 18 (20.69%) Software Engineering
7 16 (18.39%) Requirements Gathering
7 16 (18.39%) Unit Testing
8 14 (16.09%) Kanban
9 12 (13.79%) Business Analysis
9 12 (13.79%) Continuous Integration
9 12 (13.79%) Refactoring
10 11 (12.64%) Analytics
10 11 (12.64%) Asset Management
10 11 (12.64%) Data Analysis
10 11 (12.64%) Data Management
10 11 (12.64%) MVVM
10 11 (12.64%) OOP
10 11 (12.64%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 61 (70.11%) SQL
2 53 (60.92%) C#
3 37 (42.53%) T-SQL
4 24 (27.59%) XPath
5 8 (9.20%) PowerShell
6 4 (4.60%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
6 4 (4.60%) Perl
6 4 (4.60%) Python
6 4 (4.60%) R
7 2 (2.30%) JavaScript
7 2 (2.30%) TypeScript
7 2 (2.30%) VB
7 2 (2.30%) VBScript
8 1 (1.15%) ES6
8 1 (1.15%) VBA
Qualifications
1 26 (29.89%) Degree
2 24 (27.59%) Computer Science Degree
3 18 (20.69%) Security Cleared
4 15 (17.24%) SC Cleared
5 13 (14.94%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.15%) DBS Check
6 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 6 (6.90%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.60%) Docker
3 3 (3.45%) vSphere
4 2 (2.30%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (2.30%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (4.60%) Kubernetes
2 3 (3.45%) WSUS
3 2 (2.30%) vCenter Server
4 1 (1.15%) Terraform
Vendors
1 56 (64.37%) Microsoft
2 8 (9.20%) Bloomberg
2 8 (9.20%) MarketAxess
2 8 (9.20%) Tradeweb
3 7 (8.05%) Splunk
4 5 (5.75%) VMware
5 4 (4.60%) Databricks
5 4 (4.60%) Oracle
6 3 (3.45%) CA
6 3 (3.45%) McAfee
6 3 (3.45%) NetApp
6 3 (3.45%) SAP
7 2 (2.30%) Charles River
7 2 (2.30%) Cisco
7 2 (2.30%) Cognos
7 2 (2.30%) Dell
7 2 (2.30%) IBM
7 2 (2.30%) Juniper
7 2 (2.30%) Veeam
8 1 (1.15%) TIBCO