Period
to 29 September 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 29 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server 2017
UK
6 months to
29 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 613 881 1028
Rank change year-on-year +268 +147 +161
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2017 64 198 143
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.14% 0.086%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.46% 0.53% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 60 169 141
Median annual salary £59,000 £52,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.38% -4.55% +29.41%
10th Percentile £32,500 £35,000 £37,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,000 £50,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -30.00% +17.65% +25.00%

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 13,784 37,436 49,036
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 28.45% 27.06% 29.64%
Number of salaries quoted 11,536 30,577 40,002
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £33,750 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 29 September 2020.

Salary histogram for SQL Server 2017 in the UK

SQL Server 2017
Top 13 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 29 September 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 +267 57 £60,000 +11.63% 4
London +233 43 £60,000 -14.29%
UK excluding London +241 21 £35,000 -30.00% 5
Work from Home +60 12 £55,000 -21.43% 1
Wales +57 7 £35,000 -4.11% 1
South East +176 6 £60,000 +20.00% 1
North of England +167 3 £45,000 +5.88%
South West +130 3 £34,000 -24.44% 1
North East +27 2 £45,000 -2.17%
East of England +140 1 - - 1
Yorkshire +133 1 £35,000 -50.00%
Midlands +114 1 £40,000 -23.08% 1
East Midlands +84 1 £40,000 -23.81%

For the 6 months to 29 September 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 64 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 49 (76.56%) SQL
3 45 (70.31%) Azure
4 39 (60.94%) Microsoft
5 29 (45.31%) .NET
6 27 (42.19%) DevOps
7 26 (40.63%) Agile Software Development
8 24 (37.50%) AngularJS
9 22 (34.38%) MVC
10 21 (32.81%) Test Automation
11 20 (31.25%) SQL Server 2012
12 19 (29.69%) .NET Core
12 19 (29.69%) Business Intelligence
13 18 (28.13%) React
14 17 (26.56%) Power BI
14 17 (26.56%) Power Platform
14 17 (26.56%) Git (software)
14 17 (26.56%) C#
15 16 (25.00%) T-SQL
15 16 (25.00%) Selenium
15 16 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 16 (25.00%) SpecFlow
16 15 (23.44%) Microservices
17 14 (21.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 13 (20.31%) Software Engineering
18 13 (20.31%) TDD
18 13 (20.31%) SDLC
18 13 (20.31%) Fintech
19 12 (18.75%) SQL Server 2016
19 12 (18.75%) Docker

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 4 (6.25%) IIS
2 2 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (3.13%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.56%) Apache Solr
3 1 (1.56%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.56%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 2 (3.13%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 45 (70.31%) Azure
2 17 (26.56%) Power Platform
3 10 (15.63%) AWS
4 9 (14.06%) GCP
4 9 (14.06%) SaaS
5 4 (6.25%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.13%) Firewall
1 2 (3.13%) Internet
2 1 (1.56%) iSCSI
2 1 (1.56%) NAS
2 1 (1.56%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 20 (31.25%) SQL Server 2012
3 17 (26.56%) Power BI
4 16 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 14 (21.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 12 (18.75%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 12 (18.75%) SQL Server 2016
6 12 (18.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 11 (17.19%) Azure SQL Database
7 11 (17.19%) Big Data
8 8 (12.50%) Data Lake
9 7 (10.94%) Snowflake Schema
9 7 (10.94%) SQL Server 2014
10 6 (9.38%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (4.69%) SQL Server 2008
11 3 (4.69%) SQL Server 2019
12 2 (3.13%) BusinessObjects
12 2 (3.13%) Cognos Framework Manager
12 2 (3.13%) Cognos Report Studio
12 2 (3.13%) KNIME
Development Applications
1 17 (26.56%) Git (software)
2 16 (25.00%) Selenium
2 16 (25.00%) SpecFlow
3 10 (15.63%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (10.94%) Visual Studio
4 7 (10.94%) Visual Studio Team System
5 6 (9.38%) TeamCity
6 5 (7.81%) Octopus Deploy
7 4 (6.25%) git-flow
7 4 (6.25%) webpack
8 2 (3.13%) tSQLt
9 1 (1.56%) Eclipse
9 1 (1.56%) Jenkins
General
1 12 (18.75%) Electronics
1 12 (18.75%) Finance
2 2 (3.13%) Banking
2 2 (3.13%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.56%) Aerospace
3 1 (1.56%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 33 (51.56%) Developer
2 10 (15.63%) .NET Developer
2 10 (15.63%) Software Engineer
3 9 (14.06%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 9 (14.06%) Senior Business Intelligence Developer
3 9 (14.06%) Senior Developer
4 8 (12.50%) Analyst
4 8 (12.50%) C# Developer
4 8 (12.50%) React Developer
5 7 (10.94%) C# .NET Developer
5 7 (10.94%) Senior Analyst
5 7 (10.94%) Senior Test Analyst
5 7 (10.94%) Test Analyst
6 6 (9.38%) ASP.NET Developer
6 6 (9.38%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 5 (7.81%) .NET Developer - Fintech
7 5 (7.81%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 5 (7.81%) DBA
7 5 (7.81%) SQL DBA
7 5 (7.81%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (45.31%) .NET
2 24 (37.50%) AngularJS
3 19 (29.69%) .NET Core
4 18 (28.13%) React
5 11 (17.19%) ASP.NET
6 10 (15.63%) KnockoutJS
7 9 (14.06%) .NET Framework
7 9 (14.06%) ASP.NET Core
8 7 (10.94%) MDX
9 5 (7.81%) CSS
9 5 (7.81%) HTML
9 5 (7.81%) Vue.js
10 4 (6.25%) ASP.NET Web API
10 4 (6.25%) CSS3
10 4 (6.25%) Dapper ORM
10 4 (6.25%) HTML5
10 4 (6.25%) REST
10 4 (6.25%) Sass
10 4 (6.25%) WebSockets
11 3 (4.69%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 10 (15.63%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (14.06%) Private Cloud
3 5 (7.81%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (4.69%) Replication
5 2 (3.13%) Driving Licence
5 2 (3.13%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.56%) Augmented Reality
6 1 (1.56%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.56%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (10.94%) Windows
2 3 (4.69%) Windows 10
2 3 (4.69%) Windows Server
3 2 (3.13%) Windows 8
3 2 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (3.13%) Windows Server 2019
4 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (42.19%) DevOps
2 26 (40.63%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (34.38%) MVC
4 21 (32.81%) Test Automation
5 19 (29.69%) Business Intelligence
6 15 (23.44%) Microservices
7 13 (20.31%) Fintech
7 13 (20.31%) SDLC
7 13 (20.31%) Software Engineering
7 13 (20.31%) TDD
8 12 (18.75%) Analytics
8 12 (18.75%) OO
8 12 (18.75%) OOD
9 11 (17.19%) Master Data Management
9 11 (17.19%) Performance Tuning
10 10 (15.63%) BDD
10 10 (15.63%) Continuous Delivery
10 10 (15.63%) Problem-Solving
10 10 (15.63%) Scrum
11 9 (14.06%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 49 (76.56%) SQL
2 17 (26.56%) C#
3 16 (25.00%) T-SQL
4 8 (12.50%) JavaScript
5 7 (10.94%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
6 5 (7.81%) TypeScript
7 4 (6.25%) PowerShell
7 4 (6.25%) Python
8 3 (4.69%) R
9 1 (1.56%) Perl
9 1 (1.56%) VB
9 1 (1.56%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5 (7.81%) SC Cleared
1 5 (7.81%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.13%) Degree
2 2 (3.13%) Master's Degree
2 2 (3.13%) MCITP
2 2 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.25%) Data Quality
System Software
1 12 (18.75%) Docker
2 3 (4.69%) Active Directory
3 2 (3.13%) Hyper-V
3 2 (3.13%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.56%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (15.63%) Kubernetes
2 2 (3.13%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 39 (60.94%) Microsoft
2 4 (6.25%) GrapeCity
2 4 (6.25%) VMware
3 2 (3.13%) Cognos
3 2 (3.13%) Dell
3 2 (3.13%) IBM
3 2 (3.13%) Informatica
3 2 (3.13%) Oracle
3 2 (3.13%) SAP
3 2 (3.13%) Splunk
3 2 (3.13%) Talend
4 1 (1.56%) Cisco
4 1 (1.56%) Juniper
4 1 (1.56%) RedGate
4 1 (1.56%) Veeam