Period
to 13 April 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 13 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server 2019
UK
6 months to
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 736 606 1112
Rank change year-on-year -130 +506 -
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2019 102 404 18
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.35% 0.012%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.47% 1.32% 0.042%
Number of salaries quoted 96 402 16
10th Percentile £37,500 £32,500 "
25th Percentile £40,000 £35,000 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £52,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year -4.76% -4.55% -
75th Percentile £65,000 £75,000 £70,000
90th Percentile " £92,500 "
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% -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 21,917 30,681 42,357
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 26.39% 26.95% 28.45%
Number of salaries quoted 17,685 25,311 35,070
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
75th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £88,750 £88,750 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +7.78% - +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 April 2021.

Salary histogram for SQL Server 2019 in the UK

SQL Server 2019
Top 12 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 April 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 -141 101 £50,000 - 261
UK excluding London +143 62 £47,500 +5.56% 186
London -165 39 £60,000 +9.09% 89
North of England +67 35 £47,500 +5.56% 64
Work from Home -144 27 £40,000 -20.00% 33
North West +48 24 £47,500 +5.56% 45
South East +84 13 £36,250 -19.44% 45
Yorkshire - 11 £40,000 - 12
South West - 7 £50,000 - 12
Midlands +48 6 £41,250 -17.50% 30
East Midlands - 6 £41,250 - 14
East of England +58 1 £48,000 +3.78% 21

For the 6 months to 13 April 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.

1 102 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 67 (65.69%) SQL
3 61 (59.80%) Microsoft
4 51 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 51 (50.00%) Azure
5 48 (47.06%) C#
6 41 (40.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 38 (37.25%) .NET
8 36 (35.29%) Greenfield Project
9 35 (34.31%) MVC
10 34 (33.33%) T-SQL
11 32 (31.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 31 (30.39%) JavaScript
12 31 (30.39%) OO
13 30 (29.41%) TDD
14 29 (28.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 29 (28.43%) ASP.NET
14 29 (28.43%) HTML
14 29 (28.43%) ASP.NET MVC
15 28 (27.45%) MongoDB
15 28 (27.45%) .NET Core
15 28 (27.45%) CSS
16 27 (26.47%) Advertising
16 27 (26.47%) Business Intelligence
16 27 (26.47%) HTML5
16 27 (26.47%) BDD
17 26 (25.49%) CSS3
17 26 (25.49%) Blazor
18 21 (20.59%) Power Platform
18 21 (20.59%) Power BI

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 5 (4.90%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.94%) CMS
2 3 (2.94%) MS Exchange
2 3 (2.94%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (1.96%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (1.96%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.98%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 10 (9.80%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (4.90%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 51 (50.00%) Azure
2 21 (20.59%) Power Platform
3 6 (5.88%) AWS
3 6 (5.88%) Microsoft 365
4 4 (3.92%) SaaS
5 3 (2.94%) Azure Data Factory
6 2 (1.96%) IaaS
6 2 (1.96%) PaaS
7 1 (0.98%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.96%) SAN
1 2 (1.96%) Skype
2 1 (0.98%) Internet
2 1 (0.98%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 102 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 41 (40.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 32 (31.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 29 (28.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 28 (27.45%) MongoDB
6 21 (20.59%) Power BI
7 19 (18.63%) Data Warehouse
8 14 (13.73%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 14 (13.73%) SQL Server 2005
8 14 (13.73%) SQL Server 2016
9 11 (10.78%) SQL Server 2012
9 11 (10.78%) Tableau
10 8 (7.84%) PowerPivot
11 7 (6.86%) Azure SQL Database
12 4 (3.92%) SQL Server 2008
13 3 (2.94%) Amazon RDS
13 3 (2.94%) DB2
13 3 (2.94%) MySQL
13 3 (2.94%) SQL Server 2014
13 3 (2.94%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 13 (12.75%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (5.88%) Git (software)
3 3 (2.94%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.98%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.98%) Oracle APEX
General
1 27 (26.47%) Advertising
2 21 (20.59%) Law
3 15 (14.71%) Finance
4 4 (3.92%) Legal
5 2 (1.96%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.98%) Police
6 1 (0.98%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 51 (50.00%) Developer
2 32 (31.37%) .NET Developer
2 32 (31.37%) DBA
3 28 (27.45%) SQL DBA
4 13 (12.75%) Analyst
4 13 (12.75%) Business Intelligence Analyst
5 11 (10.78%) Administrator
5 11 (10.78%) Power BI Analyst
6 9 (8.82%) SQL Developer
6 9 (8.82%) SQL Server DBA
7 5 (4.90%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 5 (4.90%) Senior DBA
7 5 (4.90%) Senior SQL DBA
8 4 (3.92%) Architect
8 4 (3.92%) Data Architect
8 4 (3.92%) Power BI Developer
8 4 (3.92%) Principal Developer
9 3 (2.94%) SQL Analyst
9 3 (2.94%) SSIS Developer
10 2 (1.96%) React Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (37.25%) .NET
2 29 (28.43%) ASP.NET
2 29 (28.43%) ASP.NET MVC
2 29 (28.43%) HTML
3 28 (27.45%) .NET Core
3 28 (27.45%) CSS
4 27 (26.47%) HTML5
5 26 (25.49%) Blazor
5 26 (25.49%) CSS3
6 21 (20.59%) MDX
7 5 (4.90%) ASP.NET Web API
7 5 (4.90%) XML
8 4 (3.92%) React
9 3 (2.94%) AngularJS
10 2 (1.96%) COM
10 2 (1.96%) Kafka
10 2 (1.96%) Web Services
11 1 (0.98%) LINQ
11 1 (0.98%) RabbitMQ
11 1 (0.98%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 36 (35.29%) Greenfield Project
2 17 (16.67%) Clustering
3 16 (15.69%) Replication
4 7 (6.86%) NHS
5 6 (5.88%) User Experience
6 5 (4.90%) Podcast
7 4 (3.92%) Private Cloud
8 3 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (2.94%) Reinsurance
9 2 (1.96%) Data Structures
9 2 (1.96%) Renewable Energy
10 1 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.98%) Hedge funds
10 1 (0.98%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 9 (8.82%) Windows
2 7 (6.86%) Windows Server
3 5 (4.90%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (3.92%) Unix
4 4 (3.92%) Windows Server 2016
5 3 (2.94%) zOS
6 2 (1.96%) Linux
7 1 (0.98%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (0.98%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.98%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (34.31%) MVC
3 31 (30.39%) OO
4 30 (29.41%) TDD
5 27 (26.47%) BDD
5 27 (26.47%) Business Intelligence
6 21 (20.59%) Performance Tuning
7 18 (17.65%) ETL
8 12 (11.76%) Data Visualisation
8 12 (11.76%) Visualisation
9 10 (9.80%) Problem-Solving
9 10 (9.80%) Unit Testing
10 9 (8.82%) Disaster Recovery
11 8 (7.84%) Business Analysis
11 8 (7.84%) Decision-Making
11 8 (7.84%) Kimball Methodology
12 7 (6.86%) DevOps
13 6 (5.88%) Database Security
13 6 (5.88%) Front End Development
13 6 (5.88%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 67 (65.69%) SQL
2 48 (47.06%) C#
3 34 (33.33%) T-SQL
4 31 (30.39%) JavaScript
5 20 (19.61%) PowerShell
6 13 (12.75%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 7 (6.86%) Python
7 7 (6.86%) VB
8 5 (4.90%) VB.NET
9 4 (3.92%) R
10 2 (1.96%) VBScript
11 1 (0.98%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 4 (3.92%) Degree
1 4 (3.92%) MCP
1 4 (3.92%) SC Cleared
1 4 (3.92%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.96%) CCA
2 2 (1.96%) Citrix Certification
2 2 (1.96%) CompTIA Security+
2 2 (1.96%) MCSA
2 2 (1.96%) MCSE
2 2 (1.96%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (1.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (0.98%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.92%) GDPR
1 4 (3.92%) PCI DSS
2 3 (2.94%) QA
3 1 (0.98%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (5.88%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.94%) Docker
3 2 (1.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.96%) vSphere
3 2 (1.96%) XenApp
3 2 (1.96%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.98%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.98%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 12 (11.76%) Failover Clustering
2 2 (1.96%) NetBackup
2 2 (1.96%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (1.96%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (0.98%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (0.98%) Data Guard
3 1 (0.98%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
Vendors
1 61 (59.80%) Microsoft
2 5 (4.90%) Oracle
2 5 (4.90%) RedGate
3 4 (3.92%) IBM
4 3 (2.94%) Cognos
4 3 (2.94%) Sophos
4 3 (2.94%) Sybase
4 3 (2.94%) VMware
5 2 (1.96%) Citrix
5 2 (1.96%) Dell
5 2 (1.96%) EMC
5 2 (1.96%) NetApp
5 2 (1.96%) ServiceNow
5 2 (1.96%) Symantec
6 1 (0.98%) Cisco
6 1 (0.98%) Facebook
6 1 (0.98%) IFS
6 1 (0.98%) Nintex
6 1 (0.98%) YouTube