Period
to 4 December 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for SQL Server 2019 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited SQL Server 2019 over the 6 months to 4 December 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server 2019
UK
6 months to
4 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 914 621 1049
Rank change year-on-year -293 +428 -
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2019 149 111 31
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.20% 0.023%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.43% 0.70% 0.084%
Number of salaries quoted 133 104 27
10th Percentile £31,250 £38,750 £30,500
25th Percentile £41,250 £42,500 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £55,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -13.64% +22.22% -
75th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £51,250
90th Percentile " £75,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £43,000 £47,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -9.47% +11.76% -

SQL Server 2019 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 35,040 15,873 36,928
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 27.39% 28.28% 27.19%
Number of salaries quoted 22,708 13,581 30,765
10th Percentile £35,754 £33,750 £31,500
25th Percentile £43,000 £42,000 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £77,500 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £88,750 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.09% +7.78% -

SQL Server 2019
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing SQL Server 2019 as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server 2019 in the UK

SQL Server 2019
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing SQL Server 2019.

Salary trend for SQL Server 2019 in the UK

SQL Server 2019
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing SQL Server 2019 over the 6 months to 4 December 2021.

Salary histogram for SQL Server 2019 in the UK

SQL Server 2019
Top 15 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server 2019 within the UK over the 6 months to 4 December 2021. 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 -253 131 £47,500 -15.56% 291
UK excluding London -184 83 £43,000 -9.47% 203
Work from Home -200 47 £42,500 -27.66% 32
London -252 47 £60,000 - 99
Midlands -86 30 £32,500 -15.31% 33
West Midlands -67 27 £32,500 - 19
North of England -130 23 £46,875 -6.25% 59
South East -114 19 £45,000 - 55
North West -108 14 £47,500 -5.00% 41
Yorkshire -66 9 £32,500 +18.18% 10
East of England -100 7 £45,000 - 25
East Midlands -66 3 £48,750 +27.04% 14
Wales -55 2 £35,000 -22.22% 5
Scotland -69 1 £50,000 - 5
South West -73 1 £47,500 +11.76% 20

For the 6 months to 4 December 2021, IT jobs citing SQL Server 2019 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 2019.

1 149 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 102 (68.46%) Microsoft
3 89 (59.73%) SQL
4 79 (53.02%) Azure
5 63 (42.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 59 (39.60%) .NET
7 58 (38.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 55 (36.91%) C#
8 55 (36.91%) Agile Software Development
9 48 (32.21%) Power BI
9 48 (32.21%) Power Platform
10 46 (30.87%) T-SQL
10 46 (30.87%) Business Intelligence
11 39 (26.17%) OO
12 38 (25.50%) Greenfield Project
13 34 (22.82%) Windows
14 33 (22.15%) JavaScript
14 33 (22.15%) Social Skills
15 32 (21.48%) TDD
15 32 (21.48%) ASP.NET
15 32 (21.48%) Data Warehouse
15 32 (21.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 31 (20.81%) Entity Framework
16 31 (20.81%) MVC
16 31 (20.81%) Advertising
17 30 (20.13%) CSS
17 30 (20.13%) HTML
17 30 (20.13%) Blazor
18 29 (19.46%) CSS3
18 29 (19.46%) MongoDB

SQL Server 2019
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 (7.38%) MS Exchange
2 3 (2.01%) IIS
2 3 (2.01%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.34%) Apache Spark
3 2 (1.34%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.67%) CMS
Applications
1 18 (12.08%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (4.70%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (2.01%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (1.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (1.34%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (3.36%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 79 (53.02%) Azure
2 48 (32.21%) Power Platform
3 11 (7.38%) Microsoft 365
4 10 (6.71%) Azure Data Factory
5 6 (4.03%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (2.01%) Azure Cosmos DB
6 3 (2.01%) Azure Functions
6 3 (2.01%) Azure Service Bus
6 3 (2.01%) Serverless
7 2 (1.34%) Power Automate
7 2 (1.34%) PowerApps
8 1 (0.67%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.67%) AWS
8 1 (0.67%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.67%) Azure Machine Learning
8 1 (0.67%) Azure Synapse Analytics
8 1 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.67%) GCP
8 1 (0.67%) PaaS
8 1 (0.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (13.42%) DNS
2 18 (12.08%) DHCP
3 15 (10.07%) VPN
4 14 (9.40%) Firewall
5 12 (8.05%) Intranet
6 10 (6.71%) TCP/IP
7 8 (5.37%) WAN
8 7 (4.70%) IPsec
8 7 (4.70%) MPLS
8 7 (4.70%) PPTP
9 6 (4.03%) LAN
9 6 (4.03%) VLAN
10 4 (2.68%) Internet
11 3 (2.01%) SAN
12 2 (1.34%) Cisco ASA
12 2 (1.34%) VoIP
12 2 (1.34%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 149 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 63 (42.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 58 (38.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 48 (32.21%) Power BI
5 32 (21.48%) Data Warehouse
5 32 (21.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 29 (19.46%) MongoDB
7 26 (17.45%) SQL Server 2012
7 26 (17.45%) SQL Server 2016
8 14 (9.40%) Azure SQL Database
9 10 (6.71%) SQL Server 2008
10 8 (5.37%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 6 (4.03%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
11 6 (4.03%) SQL Server 2000
11 6 (4.03%) SQL Server 2014
11 6 (4.03%) SQL Server 2017
12 4 (2.68%) Big Data
13 3 (2.01%) Data Lake
13 3 (2.01%) RDBMS
13 3 (2.01%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (5.37%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 6 (4.03%) Git (software)
2 6 (4.03%) Visual Studio
3 3 (2.01%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (1.34%) Octopus Deploy
4 2 (1.34%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.67%) CircleCI
5 1 (0.67%) Jasmine
5 1 (0.67%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.67%) JIRA
5 1 (0.67%) Mocha
General
1 33 (22.15%) Social Skills
2 31 (20.81%) Advertising
3 23 (15.44%) Finance
4 9 (6.04%) Law
5 8 (5.37%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (4.70%) Banking
6 7 (4.70%) Legal
7 2 (1.34%) Games
7 2 (1.34%) Retail
8 1 (0.67%) Back Office
8 1 (0.67%) Organisational Skills
8 1 (0.67%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 66 (44.30%) Developer
2 33 (22.15%) DBA
2 33 (22.15%) SQL DBA
3 31 (20.81%) .NET Developer
4 19 (12.75%) Analyst
4 19 (12.75%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 16 (10.74%) SQL Server DBA
6 14 (9.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 13 (8.72%) Administrator
8 12 (8.05%) Data Analyst
8 12 (8.05%) SQL Developer
9 10 (6.71%) Support Engineer
10 9 (6.04%) SQL BI Developer
11 8 (5.37%) Power BI Developer
12 7 (4.70%) Data Warehouse Developer
12 7 (4.70%) Infrastructure Support
12 7 (4.70%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
12 7 (4.70%) SSIS Developer
13 4 (2.68%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 4 (2.68%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (39.60%) .NET
2 32 (21.48%) ASP.NET
3 31 (20.81%) Entity Framework
4 30 (20.13%) Blazor
4 30 (20.13%) CSS
4 30 (20.13%) HTML
5 29 (19.46%) CSS3
5 29 (19.46%) HTML5
6 28 (18.79%) .NET Core
6 28 (18.79%) ASP.NET MVC
7 11 (7.38%) .NET Framework
8 9 (6.04%) MDX
9 7 (4.70%) XML
9 7 (4.70%) XSLT
10 5 (3.36%) ASP.NET Web API
11 4 (2.68%) REST
12 3 (2.01%) Web Services
13 2 (1.34%) Ajax
13 2 (1.34%) WCF
13 2 (1.34%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 38 (25.50%) Greenfield Project
2 12 (8.05%) Replication
3 11 (7.38%) Self-Motivation
4 10 (6.71%) Management Information System
4 10 (6.71%) User Experience
5 9 (6.04%) Clustering
6 2 (1.34%) Algorithms
6 2 (1.34%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.34%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.34%) NHS
6 2 (1.34%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.67%) Analytical Mindset
7 1 (0.67%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.67%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.67%) Equities
7 1 (0.67%) Legacy Applications
7 1 (0.67%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 34 (22.82%) Windows
2 28 (18.79%) Windows Server
3 14 (9.40%) Windows Server 2019
4 11 (7.38%) Windows 10
5 7 (4.70%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (4.03%) Windows Server 2016
7 4 (2.68%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.67%) Linux
8 1 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (36.91%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (30.87%) Business Intelligence
3 39 (26.17%) OO
4 32 (21.48%) TDD
5 31 (20.81%) MVC
6 28 (18.79%) BDD
7 24 (16.11%) ETL
8 23 (15.44%) Performance Tuning
9 16 (10.74%) Customer Requirements
9 16 (10.74%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 15 (10.07%) Collaborative Working
10 15 (10.07%) Disaster Recovery
11 14 (9.40%) DevOps
11 14 (9.40%) SDLC
12 13 (8.72%) Migration
12 13 (8.72%) Translating Business Requirements
13 12 (8.05%) Business Analysis
14 9 (6.04%) Dashboard Development
14 9 (6.04%) ITIL
14 9 (6.04%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 89 (59.73%) SQL
2 55 (36.91%) C#
3 46 (30.87%) T-SQL
4 33 (22.15%) JavaScript
5 24 (16.11%) VB.NET
6 18 (12.08%) PowerShell
7 16 (10.74%) VBA
8 9 (6.04%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 5 (3.36%) XPath
10 2 (1.34%) VBScript
11 1 (0.67%) ES6
11 1 (0.67%) Python
11 1 (0.67%) R
11 1 (0.67%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 12 (8.05%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (7.38%) Degree
3 10 (6.71%) MCSE
4 7 (4.70%) MCSA
5 5 (3.36%) CCNA
5 5 (3.36%) CCNP
5 5 (3.36%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (2.68%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (2.01%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (2.01%) MCITP
8 2 (1.34%) HNC
8 2 (1.34%) HND
8 2 (1.34%) MCDBA
8 2 (1.34%) MCT
8 2 (1.34%) Security Cleared
9 1 (0.67%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.70%) GDPR
1 7 (4.70%) PCI DSS
2 5 (3.36%) Accessibility
3 4 (2.68%) QA
4 3 (2.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (1.34%) Data Quality
5 2 (1.34%) HL7
5 2 (1.34%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.67%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.67%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 1 (0.67%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (17.45%) Active Directory
2 6 (4.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.36%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (2.68%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.34%) DFS Replication
5 2 (1.34%) Firmware
6 1 (0.67%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (3.36%) NetBackup
2 4 (2.68%) Nagios
3 3 (2.01%) Failover Clustering
4 2 (1.34%) Terraform
Vendors
1 102 (68.46%) Microsoft
2 13 (8.72%) VMware
3 7 (4.70%) Cisco
4 6 (4.03%) ServiceNow
4 6 (4.03%) Sybase
4 6 (4.03%) Veritas
5 5 (3.36%) RedGate
5 5 (3.36%) Veeam
6 3 (2.01%) Aderant
6 3 (2.01%) Databricks
6 3 (2.01%) iManage
6 3 (2.01%) Intapp
6 3 (2.01%) Juniper
6 3 (2.01%) Xamarin
7 2 (1.34%) Dell
7 2 (1.34%) Sophos
8 1 (0.67%) Google
8 1 (0.67%) McAfee
8 1 (0.67%) NetApp
8 1 (0.67%) Oracle