Period
to 27 January 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 27 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server 2019
UK
6 months to
27 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 680 814 1117
Rank change year-on-year +134 +303 -
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2019 96 192 10
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.15% 0.007%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.54% 0.57% 0.023%
Number of salaries quoted 99 215 11
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% +11.11% -
10th Percentile £38,750 £32,500 £42,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £90,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £41,250 £45,000
% change year-on-year +15.15% -8.33% -

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 17,836 33,842 43,169
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 27.32% 27.11% 28.81%
Number of salaries quoted 14,946 28,006 35,845
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% - +9.38%
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £88,750 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +8.89% - +5.88%

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 27 January 2021.

Salary histogram for SQL Server 2019 in the UK

SQL Server 2019
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 2019 within the UK over the 6 months to 27 January 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 +169 89 £55,000 +10.00% 201
UK excluding London +229 53 £47,500 +15.15% 151
London +76 43 £60,000 +20.00% 61
North of England +119 30 £50,000 +21.21% 46
North West +94 29 £50,000 +11.11% 31
Work from Home -85 10 £53,750 +7.50% 20
Wales - 7 £45,000 - 2
Midlands - 7 £37,500 - 29
South East +138 5 £42,500 +6.25% 42
South West - 4 £52,500 - 8
East Midlands - 4 £37,500 - 12
West Midlands - 3 - - 17
Yorkshire - 1 - - 8

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 96 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 57 (59.38%) SQL
3 55 (57.29%) Microsoft
4 54 (56.25%) Azure
5 42 (43.75%) Greenfield Project
6 41 (42.71%) C#
7 39 (40.63%) Agile Software Development
8 37 (38.54%) MVC
8 37 (38.54%) JavaScript
9 36 (37.50%) HTML
10 35 (36.46%) CSS
11 34 (35.42%) .NET
12 33 (34.38%) OO
12 33 (34.38%) Performance Tuning
13 31 (32.29%) .NET Core
13 31 (32.29%) ASP.NET
14 30 (31.25%) TDD
14 30 (31.25%) HTML5
14 30 (31.25%) MongoDB
15 29 (30.21%) ASP.NET MVC
15 29 (30.21%) CSS3
15 29 (30.21%) Advertising
16 28 (29.17%) Replication
17 27 (28.13%) BDD
17 27 (28.13%) Blazor
18 25 (26.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 24 (25.00%) Clustering
20 22 (22.92%) Law
21 20 (20.83%) Failover Clustering
22 18 (18.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services

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 4 (4.17%) MS Exchange
1 4 (4.17%) SharePoint
1 4 (4.17%) SharePoint 2010
2 3 (3.13%) Apache Spark
3 2 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (2.08%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (2.08%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (3.13%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (3.13%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 54 (56.25%) Azure
2 12 (12.50%) Power Platform
3 4 (4.17%) Office 365
4 3 (3.13%) AWS
5 2 (2.08%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (2.08%) Azure Data Factory
5 2 (2.08%) IaaS
5 2 (2.08%) PaaS
5 2 (2.08%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.13%) SAN
1 3 (3.13%) VPN
2 2 (2.08%) Internet
2 2 (2.08%) Skype
2 2 (2.08%) WAN
3 1 (1.04%) DNS
3 1 (1.04%) Firewall
3 1 (1.04%) LAN
3 1 (1.04%) MPLS
3 1 (1.04%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.04%) VoIP
3 1 (1.04%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 30 (31.25%) MongoDB
3 25 (26.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 18 (18.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 18 (18.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 12 (12.50%) Power BI
6 11 (11.46%) SQL Server 2008
7 9 (9.38%) Azure SQL Database
8 7 (7.29%) Data Warehouse
8 7 (7.29%) SQL Server 2005
9 6 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
9 6 (6.25%) SQL Server 2014
10 5 (5.21%) SQL Server 2016
10 5 (5.21%) SQL Server 2017
11 4 (4.17%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 3 (3.13%) Big Data
12 3 (3.13%) Hadoop
13 2 (2.08%) PostgreSQL
14 1 (1.04%) NoSQL
14 1 (1.04%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (4.17%) Visual Studio Team System
2 3 (3.13%) Eclipse
2 3 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (3.13%) Visual Studio
3 2 (2.08%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.08%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (2.08%) Subversion
4 1 (1.04%) Oracle APEX
General
1 29 (30.21%) Advertising
2 22 (22.92%) Law
3 4 (4.17%) Finance
3 4 (4.17%) Legal
4 2 (2.08%) Aerospace
4 2 (2.08%) Games
4 2 (2.08%) Public Sector
5 1 (1.04%) Police
Job Titles
1 48 (50.00%) Developer
2 42 (43.75%) DBA
3 35 (36.46%) SQL DBA
4 31 (32.29%) .NET Developer
5 24 (25.00%) SQL Server DBA
6 12 (12.50%) Administrator
7 10 (10.42%) SQL Developer
8 7 (7.29%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 6 (6.25%) Power BI Developer
10 4 (4.17%) Analyst
10 4 (4.17%) SSIS Developer
11 3 (3.13%) Business Intelligence Analyst
11 3 (3.13%) Database Developer
11 3 (3.13%) Senior DBA
11 3 (3.13%) Senior SQL DBA
11 3 (3.13%) SQL Analyst
12 2 (2.08%) Data Architect
12 2 (2.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 2 (2.08%) Power BI Analyst
12 2 (2.08%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (37.50%) HTML
2 35 (36.46%) CSS
3 34 (35.42%) .NET
4 31 (32.29%) .NET Core
4 31 (32.29%) ASP.NET
5 30 (31.25%) HTML5
6 29 (30.21%) ASP.NET MVC
6 29 (30.21%) CSS3
7 27 (28.13%) Blazor
8 10 (10.42%) ASP.NET Web API
9 8 (8.33%) MDX
10 6 (6.25%) AngularJS
10 6 (6.25%) jQuery
11 5 (5.21%) XML
12 4 (4.17%) COM
12 4 (4.17%) WCF
12 4 (4.17%) Web Services
13 3 (3.13%) .NET Framework
13 3 (3.13%) Entity Framework
13 3 (3.13%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 42 (43.75%) Greenfield Project
2 28 (29.17%) Replication
3 24 (25.00%) Clustering
4 6 (6.25%) User Experience
5 3 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (3.13%) Data Structures
6 2 (2.08%) NHS
6 2 (2.08%) Private Cloud
6 2 (2.08%) Reinsurance
6 2 (2.08%) Renewable Energy
7 1 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 7 (7.29%) Windows
2 5 (5.21%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (3.13%) Windows 10
3 3 (3.13%) Windows Server
3 3 (3.13%) Windows Server 2019
4 2 (2.08%) Windows Server 2016
5 1 (1.04%) Linux
5 1 (1.04%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (40.63%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (38.54%) MVC
3 33 (34.38%) OO
3 33 (34.38%) Performance Tuning
4 30 (31.25%) TDD
5 27 (28.13%) BDD
6 15 (15.63%) Web Application Development
7 14 (14.58%) ETL
8 10 (10.42%) Business Intelligence
9 9 (9.38%) DevOps
9 9 (9.38%) Disaster Recovery
10 8 (8.33%) Open Source
11 6 (6.25%) Collaborative Working
11 6 (6.25%) Dashboard Development
11 6 (6.25%) OOD
11 6 (6.25%) SDLC
12 5 (5.21%) Problem-Solving
13 4 (4.17%) Capacity Planning
13 4 (4.17%) Fintech
13 4 (4.17%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 57 (59.38%) SQL
2 41 (42.71%) C#
3 37 (38.54%) JavaScript
4 16 (16.67%) T-SQL
5 14 (14.58%) PowerShell
6 6 (6.25%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 5 (5.21%) R
7 5 (5.21%) VBScript
8 2 (2.08%) Python
8 2 (2.08%) VB
8 2 (2.08%) VB.NET
8 2 (2.08%) XAML
Qualifications
1 6 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (4.17%) SC Cleared
2 4 (4.17%) Security Cleared
3 3 (3.13%) MCDBA
3 3 (3.13%) MCSA
3 3 (3.13%) MCSE
3 3 (3.13%) MCT
4 2 (2.08%) CCA
4 2 (2.08%) Citrix Certification
4 2 (2.08%) CompTIA Security+
4 2 (2.08%) MCP
4 2 (2.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (1.04%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.04%) Degree
5 1 (1.04%) HNC
5 1 (1.04%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.08%) GDPR
1 2 (2.08%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.04%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (5.21%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.13%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.08%) vSphere
3 2 (2.08%) XenApp
3 2 (2.08%) XenDesktop
4 1 (1.04%) DFS Replication
4 1 (1.04%) Firmware
4 1 (1.04%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 20 (20.83%) Failover Clustering
2 2 (2.08%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (2.08%) NetBackup
2 2 (2.08%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (2.08%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (1.04%) Data Guard
3 1 (1.04%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
Vendors
1 55 (57.29%) Microsoft
2 9 (9.38%) RedGate
3 5 (5.21%) VMware
4 4 (4.17%) Sophos
5 3 (3.13%) Dell
5 3 (3.13%) SolarWinds
6 2 (2.08%) Cisco
6 2 (2.08%) Citrix
6 2 (2.08%) EMC
6 2 (2.08%) IBM
6 2 (2.08%) NetApp
6 2 (2.08%) Oracle
6 2 (2.08%) Symantec
7 1 (1.04%) IFS