Period
to 13 August 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 13 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server 2019
UK
6 months to
13 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 504 1081 -
Rank change year-on-year +577 - -
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2019 274 14 0
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.44% 0.010% -
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.59% 0.036% -
Number of salaries quoted 300 19 0
Median annual salary £55,000 £70,000 -
Median salary % change year-on-year -21.43% - -
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £70,000 -
% change year-on-year -28.57% - -

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 17,250 38,854 51,101
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 27.47% 27.30% 30.10%
Number of salaries quoted 14,040 31,860 41,626
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £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 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 13 August 2020.

Salary histogram for SQL Server 2019 in the UK

SQL Server 2019
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 2019 within the UK over the 6 months to 13 August 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 +572 270 £55,000 -21.43% 207
London - 232 £60,000 - 60
UK excluding London +310 41 £50,000 -28.57% 161
North of England +181 29 £50,000 +11.11% 48
Work from Home +81 29 £50,000 -28.57% 23
North West +149 28 £50,000 +11.11% 33
South East +200 6 £45,000 -35.71% 39
Midlands +121 2 £50,000 -28.57% 31
West Midlands +100 2 £50,000 -28.57% 20
Wales - 2 £45,000 - 5
Yorkshire +124 1 £27,500 -60.71% 11
East of England +111 1 - - 19
South West - 1 £42,500 - 11
Scotland - 1 £50,000 - 4

For the 6 months to 13 August 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.

1 274 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 238 (86.86%) C#
2 238 (86.86%) .NET
3 234 (85.40%) .NET Core
4 231 (84.31%) Agile Software Development
5 226 (82.48%) Azure
6 215 (78.47%) ASP.NET
7 214 (78.10%) MVC
8 213 (77.74%) JavaScript
9 212 (77.37%) TDD
9 212 (77.37%) ASP.NET MVC
10 211 (77.01%) Web Application Development
11 208 (75.91%) AngularJS
12 204 (74.45%) ASP.NET Web API
12 204 (74.45%) Microservices
12 204 (74.45%) Scrum
13 203 (74.09%) Kanban
14 195 (71.17%) BDD
14 195 (71.17%) MongoDB
15 194 (70.80%) Entity Framework
15 194 (70.80%) .NET Framework
16 190 (69.34%) Elasticsearch
17 186 (67.88%) TypeScript
17 186 (67.88%) React
17 186 (67.88%) Vue.js
17 186 (67.88%) Node.js
17 186 (67.88%) AWS
18 116 (42.34%) Microsoft
19 109 (39.78%) Greenfield Project
20 65 (23.72%) Games

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
1 190 (69.34%) Elasticsearch
2 16 (5.84%) CMS
2 16 (5.84%) DNN
2 16 (5.84%) EPiServer
2 16 (5.84%) Immediacy CMS
2 16 (5.84%) Kentico
2 16 (5.84%) Sitecore CMS
2 16 (5.84%) Sitefinity
2 16 (5.84%) Umbraco
3 4 (1.46%) Apache Solr
4 1 (0.36%) IIS
Business Applications
1 2 (0.73%) Infor SunSystems
1 2 (0.73%) iTrent
2 1 (0.36%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 226 (82.48%) Azure
2 186 (67.88%) AWS
3 4 (1.46%) Power Platform
4 3 (1.09%) Office 365
5 1 (0.36%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.36%) IaaS
5 1 (0.36%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 34 (12.41%) Internet
2 3 (1.09%) Broadband
3 2 (0.73%) Firewall
4 1 (0.36%) DNS
4 1 (0.36%) iSCSI
4 1 (0.36%) NAS
4 1 (0.36%) SAN
4 1 (0.36%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.36%) VoIP
4 1 (0.36%) VPN
4 1 (0.36%) WAN
4 1 (0.36%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 274 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 195 (71.17%) MongoDB
3 15 (5.47%) PostgreSQL
4 9 (3.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (2.55%) SQL Server 2016
5 7 (2.55%) SQL Server 2017
5 7 (2.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (1.46%) Cosmos DB
6 4 (1.46%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (1.46%) NoSQL
6 4 (1.46%) Power BI
6 4 (1.46%) SQL Server 2014
6 4 (1.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.73%) MySQL
7 2 (0.73%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.36%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (0.36%) OLAP
8 1 (0.36%) OLAP Cube
8 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 12 (4.38%) Oracle Forms
2 4 (1.46%) Git (software)
2 4 (1.46%) Jenkins
2 4 (1.46%) TeamCity
3 2 (0.73%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (0.36%) Visual Studio
General
1 65 (23.72%) Games
2 45 (16.42%) Finance
3 36 (13.14%) Banking
4 26 (9.49%) Advertising
5 23 (8.39%) Law
6 13 (4.74%) Retail
7 12 (4.38%) Marketing
8 7 (2.55%) Investment Banking
9 4 (1.46%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.36%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 243 (88.69%) Developer
2 235 (85.77%) .NET Developer
3 101 (36.86%) C# .NET Developer
3 101 (36.86%) C# Developer
4 36 (13.14%) Agile .NET Developer
4 36 (13.14%) Agile C# Developer
4 36 (13.14%) Agile Developer
5 27 (9.85%) DBA
6 26 (9.49%) SQL DBA
7 23 (8.39%) SQL Server DBA
8 19 (6.93%) Games Developer
9 17 (6.20%) C# WPF Developer
9 17 (6.20%) WPF Developer
10 16 (5.84%) Azure Developer
10 16 (5.84%) CMS Developer
10 16 (5.84%) EPiServer Developer
10 16 (5.84%) Sitecore Developer
11 14 (5.11%) Graduate Developer
11 14 (5.11%) Junior .NET Developer
11 14 (5.11%) Junior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 238 (86.86%) .NET
2 234 (85.40%) .NET Core
3 215 (78.47%) ASP.NET
4 212 (77.37%) ASP.NET MVC
5 208 (75.91%) AngularJS
6 204 (74.45%) ASP.NET Web API
7 194 (70.80%) .NET Framework
7 194 (70.80%) Entity Framework
8 186 (67.88%) Node.js
8 186 (67.88%) React
8 186 (67.88%) Vue.js
9 41 (14.96%) WPF
10 31 (11.31%) WinForms
11 28 (10.22%) RESTful
12 20 (7.30%) HTML
13 17 (6.20%) HTML5
14 12 (4.38%) CSS
15 9 (3.28%) Blazor
15 9 (3.28%) CSS3
16 8 (2.92%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 109 (39.78%) Greenfield Project
2 25 (9.12%) Enterprise Software
2 25 (9.12%) Replication
3 23 (8.39%) Tandem
4 16 (5.84%) Clustering
5 4 (1.46%) User Experience
6 3 (1.09%) Social Network
7 1 (0.36%) Digital TV
7 1 (0.36%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.36%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 28 (10.22%) Windows
2 5 (1.82%) Windows Server 2019
3 3 (1.09%) Windows Server
4 2 (0.73%) Windows 10
4 2 (0.73%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.36%) Linux
5 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 231 (84.31%) Agile Software Development
2 214 (78.10%) MVC
3 212 (77.37%) TDD
4 211 (77.01%) Web Application Development
5 204 (74.45%) Microservices
5 204 (74.45%) Scrum
6 203 (74.09%) Kanban
7 195 (71.17%) BDD
8 55 (20.07%) OO
9 41 (14.96%) MVVM
10 29 (10.58%) Continuous Integration
10 29 (10.58%) Dependency Injection
11 20 (7.30%) Performance Tuning
12 16 (5.84%) Business Intelligence
12 16 (5.84%) Content Management
13 10 (3.65%) Open Source
14 8 (2.92%) Computer Science
14 8 (2.92%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
14 8 (2.92%) Multithreading
15 7 (2.55%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 238 (86.86%) C#
2 213 (77.74%) JavaScript
3 186 (67.88%) TypeScript
4 30 (10.95%) SQL
5 17 (6.20%) T-SQL
6 3 (1.09%) R
7 2 (0.73%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.36%) C
8 1 (0.36%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 15 (5.47%) Degree
2 8 (2.92%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (0.73%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.36%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.36%) HNC
4 1 (0.36%) HND
4 1 (0.36%) MCDBA
4 1 (0.36%) MCITP
4 1 (0.36%) MCSA
4 1 (0.36%) MCSE
4 1 (0.36%) MCTS
4 1 (0.36%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.73%) GDPR
2 1 (0.36%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (1.82%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.46%) Docker
3 1 (0.36%) DFS Replication
3 1 (0.36%) Firmware
3 1 (0.36%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.36%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 16 (5.84%) Failover Clustering
2 2 (0.73%) SCCM
3 1 (0.36%) FortiGate
3 1 (0.36%) SCOM
Vendors
1 116 (42.34%) Microsoft
2 16 (5.84%) Alterian
2 16 (5.84%) Sitecore
3 14 (5.11%) Oracle
4 12 (4.38%) SAP
5 3 (1.09%) Facebook
5 3 (1.09%) YouTube
6 2 (0.73%) RedGate
6 2 (0.73%) Sun
6 2 (0.73%) Tableau
6 2 (0.73%) VMware
7 1 (0.36%) Cisco
7 1 (0.36%) Dell
7 1 (0.36%) NetApp
7 1 (0.36%) SolarWinds
7 1 (0.36%) Veeam