Period
to 27 October 2020

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 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server 2019
UK
6 months to
27 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 569 1041 -
Rank change year-on-year +472 - -
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2019 128 26 0
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.26% 0.019% -
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.91% 0.070% -
Number of salaries quoted 134 26 0
Median annual salary £57,500 £45,000 -
Median salary % change year-on-year +27.78% - -
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,750 £41,250 -
% change year-on-year +18.18% - -

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 14,095 36,912 48,401
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 28.48% 27.15% 29.59%
Number of salaries quoted 11,878 30,354 39,471
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £33,750 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £88,750 £86,250 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +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 October 2020.

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 27 October 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 +477 120 £60,000 +45.45% 228
London - 82 £60,000 - 52
UK excluding London +328 46 £48,750 +18.18% 187
North of England +174 27 £50,000 +11.11% 56
North West +144 26 £50,000 +11.11% 38
Work from Home +31 10 £58,750 -9.62% 24
Wales - 7 £45,000 - 6
South East +195 5 £45,000 +12.50% 46
Midlands +133 5 £38,375 -45.18% 35
West Midlands - 3 - - 18
East Midlands +92 2 £38,375 -45.18% 17
East of England +134 1 - - 23
Yorkshire +126 1 £27,500 -60.71% 12
South West - 1 £42,500 - 17
Scotland - 1 £50,000 - 2

For the 6 months to 27 October 2020, 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.

1 128 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 89 (69.53%) Azure
3 80 (62.50%) C#
4 77 (60.16%) .NET
4 77 (60.16%) Agile Software Development
5 76 (59.38%) JavaScript
5 76 (59.38%) MVC
5 76 (59.38%) .NET Core
6 72 (56.25%) ASP.NET
7 70 (54.69%) ASP.NET MVC
8 69 (53.91%) Web Application Development
9 67 (52.34%) Microsoft
10 60 (46.88%) TDD
11 57 (44.53%) MongoDB
12 55 (42.97%) ASP.NET Web API
13 54 (42.19%) BDD
14 53 (41.41%) AngularJS
15 52 (40.63%) Greenfield Project
16 49 (38.28%) Microservices
17 43 (33.59%) Entity Framework
17 43 (33.59%) .NET Framework
18 38 (29.69%) SQL
18 38 (29.69%) Scrum
19 37 (28.91%) Kanban
20 36 (28.13%) OO
21 35 (27.34%) HTML
21 35 (27.34%) React
22 34 (26.56%) AWS
23 33 (25.78%) Replication
23 33 (25.78%) Node.js

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 33 (25.78%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (3.91%) CMS
2 5 (3.91%) DNN
2 5 (3.91%) EPiServer
2 5 (3.91%) Immediacy CMS
2 5 (3.91%) Kentico
2 5 (3.91%) Sitecore CMS
2 5 (3.91%) Sitefinity
2 5 (3.91%) Umbraco
3 3 (2.34%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.78%) IIS
4 1 (0.78%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.78%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.78%) SharePoint 2010
Business Applications
1 3 (2.34%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 89 (69.53%) Azure
2 34 (26.56%) AWS
3 4 (3.13%) Office 365
4 3 (2.34%) Power Platform
5 2 (1.56%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.78%) IaaS
6 1 (0.78%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (10.94%) Internet
2 3 (2.34%) Firewall
2 3 (2.34%) VPN
2 3 (2.34%) WAN
3 2 (1.56%) DNS
3 2 (1.56%) SAN
3 2 (1.56%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.56%) VoIP
3 2 (1.56%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.78%) iSCSI
4 1 (0.78%) LAN
4 1 (0.78%) MPLS
4 1 (0.78%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 128 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 57 (44.53%) MongoDB
3 12 (9.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 9 (7.03%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (7.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 8 (6.25%) Azure SQL Database
5 8 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
6 6 (4.69%) SQL Server 2014
6 6 (4.69%) SQL Server 2016
6 6 (4.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (3.91%) SQL Server 2017
8 3 (2.34%) Big Data
8 3 (2.34%) Hadoop
8 3 (2.34%) Power BI
9 2 (1.56%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 1 (0.78%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.78%) OLAP
10 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2000
10 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 4 (3.13%) Visual Studio
1 4 (3.13%) Visual Studio Team System
2 3 (2.34%) Eclipse
3 2 (1.56%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.56%) Oracle Forms
3 2 (1.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (1.56%) Subversion
General
1 27 (21.09%) Advertising
2 25 (19.53%) Law
3 19 (14.84%) Games
4 10 (7.81%) Finance
5 6 (4.69%) Banking
6 3 (2.34%) Retail
7 2 (1.56%) Legal
7 2 (1.56%) Marketing
8 1 (0.78%) Back Office
8 1 (0.78%) Public Sector
8 1 (0.78%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 84 (65.63%) Developer
2 74 (57.81%) .NET Developer
3 39 (30.47%) DBA
4 34 (26.56%) SQL DBA
5 31 (24.22%) SQL Server DBA
6 26 (20.31%) C# .NET Developer
6 26 (20.31%) C# Developer
7 16 (12.50%) Agile .NET Developer
7 16 (12.50%) Agile C# Developer
7 16 (12.50%) Agile Developer
8 7 (5.47%) SQL Developer
9 6 (4.69%) Administrator
10 5 (3.91%) CMS Developer
10 5 (3.91%) EPiServer Developer
10 5 (3.91%) Sitecore Developer
11 4 (3.13%) Azure Developer
11 4 (3.13%) C# WPF Developer
11 4 (3.13%) JavaScript Developer
11 4 (3.13%) WPF Developer
12 3 (2.34%) PostgreSQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (60.16%) .NET
2 76 (59.38%) .NET Core
3 72 (56.25%) ASP.NET
4 70 (54.69%) ASP.NET MVC
5 55 (42.97%) ASP.NET Web API
6 53 (41.41%) AngularJS
7 43 (33.59%) .NET Framework
7 43 (33.59%) Entity Framework
8 35 (27.34%) HTML
8 35 (27.34%) React
9 33 (25.78%) Node.js
9 33 (25.78%) Vue.js
10 31 (24.22%) HTML5
11 27 (21.09%) CSS
12 23 (17.97%) CSS3
13 21 (16.41%) Blazor
14 10 (7.81%) RESTful
14 10 (7.81%) WPF
15 8 (6.25%) LINQ
15 8 (6.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 52 (40.63%) Greenfield Project
2 33 (25.78%) Replication
3 23 (17.97%) Clustering
4 12 (9.38%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (3.91%) Tandem
6 3 (2.34%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.56%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.78%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.78%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 12 (9.38%) Windows
2 4 (3.13%) Windows 10
2 4 (3.13%) Windows Server
2 4 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (3.13%) Windows Server 2019
3 1 (0.78%) Linux
3 1 (0.78%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (0.78%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (60.16%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (59.38%) MVC
3 69 (53.91%) Web Application Development
4 60 (46.88%) TDD
5 54 (42.19%) BDD
6 49 (38.28%) Microservices
7 38 (29.69%) Scrum
8 37 (28.91%) Kanban
9 36 (28.13%) OO
10 33 (25.78%) Performance Tuning
11 8 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
11 8 (6.25%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
11 8 (6.25%) Multithreading
11 8 (6.25%) MVVM
12 6 (4.69%) Continuous Integration
12 6 (4.69%) Dependency Injection
12 6 (4.69%) Open Source
13 5 (3.91%) Content Management
13 5 (3.91%) Problem-Solving
13 5 (3.91%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 80 (62.50%) C#
2 76 (59.38%) JavaScript
3 38 (29.69%) SQL
4 33 (25.78%) TypeScript
5 8 (6.25%) T-SQL
6 6 (4.69%) PowerShell
7 3 (2.34%) R
7 3 (2.34%) VBScript
8 2 (1.56%) VB.NET
8 2 (1.56%) XAML
9 1 (0.78%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (4.69%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (3.13%) MCDBA
3 3 (2.34%) MCT
4 2 (1.56%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (1.56%) Degree
4 2 (1.56%) HNC
4 2 (1.56%) HND
4 2 (1.56%) MCSA
4 2 (1.56%) MCSE
4 2 (1.56%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.78%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.78%) MCITP
5 1 (0.78%) MCTS
5 1 (0.78%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.56%) ISO 9001
1 2 (1.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (3.13%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.34%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.56%) DFS Replication
3 2 (1.56%) Firmware
4 1 (0.78%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.78%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 22 (17.19%) Failover Clustering
2 2 (1.56%) SCCM
3 1 (0.78%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (0.78%) FortiGate
3 1 (0.78%) SCOM
Vendors
1 67 (52.34%) Microsoft
2 7 (5.47%) RedGate
3 5 (3.91%) Alterian
3 5 (3.91%) Sitecore
3 5 (3.91%) VMware
4 3 (2.34%) SolarWinds
5 2 (1.56%) Cisco
5 2 (1.56%) Dell
5 2 (1.56%) Oracle
5 2 (1.56%) SAP
6 1 (0.78%) NetApp
6 1 (0.78%) Sophos
6 1 (0.78%) Veeam