Period
to 15 November 2019

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 15 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server 2017
UK
6 months to
15 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 866 1026 1183
Rank change year-on-year +160 +157 -
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2017 201 128 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.079% 0.018%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.55% 0.27% 0.060%
Number of salaries quoted 160 128 26
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +29.41% -
10th Percentile £36,475 £36,250 £32,000
90th Percentile £72,625 £87,500 £48,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £34,500
% change year-on-year +17.65% +23.19% -

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 36,847 47,466 54,609
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 26.91% 29.12% 30.25%
Number of salaries quoted 30,354 39,068 44,947
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £31,500 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £86,250 £83,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

SQL Server 2017
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server 2017 in the UK

SQL Server 2017
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SQL Server 2017.

Salary trend for SQL Server 2017 in the UK

SQL Server 2017
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server 2017 over the 6 months to 15 November 2019.

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 15 November 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
England +161 184 £55,000 - 30
UK excluding London +126 107 £50,000 +17.65% 26
London +99 86 £70,000 +7.69% 6
South East +59 48 £50,500 +14.77% 3
North of England +53 20 £40,000 +4.92% 6
North West +39 17 £42,500 +6.25% 2
Midlands +37 15 £51,000 +13.33% 6
East of England +87 14 £42,500 - 8
West Midlands +45 12 £51,000 +13.33% 2
Wales +16 5 £36,500 -45.93%
Scotland +19 4 £41,750 -20.48% 2
East Midlands +28 3 £49,750 +17.06% 4
Yorkshire -1 3 £37,500 +8.70% 3
South West -3 1 £50,000 +25.00% 1

For the 6 months to 15 November 2019, 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.

1 201 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 191 (95.02%) SQL
3 122 (60.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 101 (50.25%) Microsoft
5 96 (47.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 80 (39.80%) T-SQL
7 77 (38.31%) Finance
8 65 (32.34%) Agile Software Development
9 62 (30.85%) SQL Server 2016
10 59 (29.35%) Azure
10 59 (29.35%) SQL Server 2008
11 57 (28.36%) Windows
12 56 (27.86%) Business Intelligence
13 49 (24.38%) SQL Server 2014
14 48 (23.88%) PowerShell
15 47 (23.38%) SQL Server 2012
16 42 (20.90%) Degree
17 41 (20.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 41 (20.40%) Data Warehouse
18 40 (19.90%) ETL
19 37 (18.41%) Active Directory
20 35 (17.41%) Clustering
21 33 (16.42%) SQL Server 2005
22 32 (15.92%) .NET
22 32 (15.92%) High Availability
23 31 (15.42%) C#
24 30 (14.93%) Management Information System
24 30 (14.93%) Banking
25 29 (14.43%) Power BI
25 29 (14.43%) Power Platform

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 9 (4.48%) SharePoint
2 6 (2.99%) IIS
3 3 (1.49%) Apache
3 3 (1.49%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.00%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.50%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.50%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (3.98%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (2.99%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (1.99%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.49%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (1.49%) Q-Pulse
2 3 (1.49%) Sage CRM
3 1 (0.50%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.50%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.50%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 59 (29.35%) Azure
2 29 (14.43%) Power Platform
3 6 (2.99%) Office 365
4 5 (2.49%) SaaS
5 4 (1.99%) AWS
6 2 (1.00%) IaaS
7 1 (0.50%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.50%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 1 (0.50%) Azure Stack
7 1 (0.50%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.50%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.50%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.48%) Firewall
2 5 (2.49%) VPN
3 4 (1.99%) DNS
3 4 (1.99%) LAN
3 4 (1.99%) WAN
4 3 (1.49%) MPLS
4 3 (1.49%) Network Security
4 3 (1.49%) PBX
4 3 (1.49%) VoIP
4 3 (1.49%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (1.00%) DHCP
5 2 (1.00%) SAN
5 2 (1.00%) VLAN
6 1 (0.50%) FTP
6 1 (0.50%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.50%) Internet
6 1 (0.50%) IPsec
6 1 (0.50%) Skype
6 1 (0.50%) SSL
6 1 (0.50%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 201 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 122 (60.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 96 (47.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 62 (30.85%) SQL Server 2016
5 59 (29.35%) SQL Server 2008
6 49 (24.38%) SQL Server 2014
7 47 (23.38%) SQL Server 2012
8 41 (20.40%) Data Warehouse
8 41 (20.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 33 (16.42%) SQL Server 2005
10 29 (14.43%) Power BI
11 23 (11.44%) Relational Database
12 13 (6.47%) Oracle Database
12 13 (6.47%) SQL Server 2019
13 12 (5.97%) Azure SQL Database
14 9 (4.48%) RDBMS
15 7 (3.48%) NoSQL
16 6 (2.99%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
16 6 (2.99%) HDInsight
16 6 (2.99%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 15 (7.46%) Visual Studio
2 11 (5.47%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (3.98%) Git (software)
3 8 (3.98%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 6 (2.99%) JIRA
5 5 (2.49%) Selenium
6 4 (1.99%) SpecFlow
6 4 (1.99%) Visual Studio Team System
6 4 (1.99%) WebDriver
7 2 (1.00%) ER Studio
7 2 (1.00%) ERwin
8 1 (0.50%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.50%) JMeter
8 1 (0.50%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 77 (38.31%) Finance
2 30 (14.93%) Banking
3 8 (3.98%) Manufacturing
4 7 (3.48%) Public Sector
5 6 (2.99%) Law
5 6 (2.99%) Retail
6 4 (1.99%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.00%) Legal
8 1 (0.50%) Advertising
8 1 (0.50%) Automotive
8 1 (0.50%) French Language
8 1 (0.50%) German Language
Job Titles
1 84 (41.79%) Developer
2 67 (33.33%) DBA
3 66 (32.84%) SQL Developer
4 63 (31.34%) SQL DBA
5 26 (12.94%) Database Developer
6 24 (11.94%) SQL Database Developer
7 21 (10.45%) Administrator
8 18 (8.96%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 16 (7.96%) SQL Server DBA
10 14 (6.97%) Analyst
11 13 (6.47%) Database Engineer
11 13 (6.47%) SQL BI Developer
12 11 (5.47%) Operations Support Engineer
12 11 (5.47%) SQL Server Developer
12 11 (5.47%) Support Engineer
13 10 (4.98%) Consultant
14 9 (4.48%) .NET Developer
15 8 (3.98%) C# Developer
15 8 (3.98%) Data Engineer
15 8 (3.98%) SSIS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (15.92%) .NET
2 10 (4.98%) ASP.NET
3 9 (4.48%) .NET Core
4 6 (2.99%) .NET Framework
4 6 (2.99%) ASP.NET Web API
4 6 (2.99%) HTML
5 5 (2.49%) Entity Framework
5 5 (2.49%) WinForms
6 4 (1.99%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (1.99%) CSS
6 4 (1.99%) JSON
7 3 (1.49%) HTML5
7 3 (1.49%) ODBC
8 2 (1.00%) ASP.NET MVC 5
8 2 (1.00%) Spring
8 2 (1.00%) Spring Boot
8 2 (1.00%) Spring MVC
8 2 (1.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
8 2 (1.00%) XML
8 2 (1.00%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 35 (17.41%) Clustering
2 30 (14.93%) Management Information System
3 19 (9.45%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (4.48%) Replication
5 5 (2.49%) Greenfield Project
5 5 (2.49%) N-Tier
6 3 (1.49%) iPad
6 3 (1.49%) iPhone
6 3 (1.49%) LIMS
6 3 (1.49%) Smartphone
7 2 (1.00%) FMCG
7 2 (1.00%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.50%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.50%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.50%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.50%) Derivative
8 1 (0.50%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (0.50%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 57 (28.36%) Windows
2 25 (12.44%) Unix
3 23 (11.44%) Solaris
4 14 (6.97%) Windows Server
5 12 (5.97%) Linux
6 9 (4.48%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (2.49%) Windows 10
8 4 (1.99%) Windows 7
8 4 (1.99%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (1.49%) Android
10 2 (1.00%) SUSE
11 1 (0.50%) VMS
11 1 (0.50%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (32.34%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (27.86%) Business Intelligence
3 40 (19.90%) ETL
4 32 (15.92%) High Availability
5 28 (13.93%) ITIL
6 27 (13.43%) Performance Tuning
6 27 (13.43%) Security Hardening
7 25 (12.44%) Disaster Recovery
7 25 (12.44%) Information Security
8 22 (10.95%) Analytics
8 22 (10.95%) Asset Management
9 20 (9.95%) Performance Monitoring
10 19 (9.45%) Migration
11 18 (8.96%) Ticket Management
12 15 (7.46%) BCP
12 15 (7.46%) Business Continuity
12 15 (7.46%) Business Continuity Planning
13 14 (6.97%) Data Management
13 14 (6.97%) DevOps
13 14 (6.97%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 191 (95.02%) SQL
2 80 (39.80%) T-SQL
3 48 (23.88%) PowerShell
4 31 (15.42%) C#
5 10 (4.98%) Python
6 8 (3.98%) VBA
7 7 (3.48%) Bash Shell
8 6 (2.99%) Java
8 6 (2.99%) JavaScript
9 5 (2.49%) PL/SQL
9 5 (2.49%) VB.NET
10 4 (1.99%) R
11 3 (1.49%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 3 (1.49%) VBScript
12 2 (1.00%) Java 8
12 2 (1.00%) Java 9
13 1 (0.50%) Perl
13 1 (0.50%) TypeScript
13 1 (0.50%) VB
Qualifications
1 42 (20.90%) Degree
2 28 (13.93%) Microsoft Certification
3 24 (11.94%) MCP
4 7 (3.48%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (1.99%) MCSA
5 4 (1.99%) Oracle Certification
6 2 (1.00%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.00%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.50%) CCNA
7 1 (0.50%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.50%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.50%) MCSE
7 1 (0.50%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (8.96%) SLA
2 5 (2.49%) QA
3 4 (1.99%) Data Quality
4 2 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.50%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.50%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 1 (0.50%) GDPR
5 1 (0.50%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 37 (18.41%) Active Directory
2 18 (8.96%) Firmware
3 12 (5.97%) Hyper-V
3 12 (5.97%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.49%) BitLocker
5 2 (1.00%) Docker
6 1 (0.50%) LXC
6 1 (0.50%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.50%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 7 (3.48%) Data Guard
2 4 (1.99%) NetBackup
2 4 (1.99%) SQL Sentry
3 3 (1.49%) SCCM
3 3 (1.49%) WSUS
4 2 (1.00%) Kubernetes
4 2 (1.00%) Nagios
5 1 (0.50%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.50%) Puppet
5 1 (0.50%) SCOM
5 1 (0.50%) Terraform
Vendors
1 101 (50.25%) Microsoft
2 28 (13.93%) Oracle
3 24 (11.94%) ServiceNow
4 17 (8.46%) VMware
5 9 (4.48%) Cognos
6 8 (3.98%) IBM
6 8 (3.98%) Tableau
7 7 (3.48%) Splunk
7 7 (3.48%) Sybase
8 5 (2.49%) SAP
8 5 (2.49%) SolarWinds
9 4 (1.99%) RedGate
10 3 (1.49%) Autodesk
10 3 (1.49%) Avaya
10 3 (1.49%) Dell
10 3 (1.49%) Microgen
10 3 (1.49%) Polycom
10 3 (1.49%) ReadSoft
10 3 (1.49%) Red Hat
10 3 (1.49%) Sun