The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for SQL Server skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
UK
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 11 12 5
Rank change year-on-year +1 -7  
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 13305 14585 19110
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.96% 14.82% 17.45%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 48.59% 49.54% 53.50%
Number of salaries quoted 11789 12980 16917
Median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.52%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,750 £27,872 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

SQL Server is in the database and business intelligence skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Database & Business Intelligence Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 27381 29440 35720
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 30.79% 29.92% 32.63%
Number of salaries quoted 53136 57426 71333
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,250 £31,250 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £75,000 £76,250
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server in the UK

SQL Server
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SQL Server.

Salary trend for SQL Server in the UK

SQL Server
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Salary histogram for SQL Server in the UK

SQL Server
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 within the UK over the 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +1 12484 £45,000 +1.12% 1544
UK excluding London -1 8337 £40,000 - 1194
London 0 4708 £55,000 +4.76% 413
South East -2 2323 £42,500 - 331
North of England -2 2263 £40,000 +3.89% 371
Midlands +1 1300 £40,000 +1.26% 213
East of England +5 1010 £43,000 +1.17% 109
South West -1 866 £37,500 - 105
Scotland -1 421 £40,000 - 46
Wales -3 153 £37,500 +5.63% 19
Northern Ireland -4 17 £34,000 -2.85%
Isle of Man +4 1 - -

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT jobs citing SQL Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 14777 (56.20%) .NET
2 14221 (54.09%) C#
3 13416 (51.02%) SQL
4 10108 (38.44%) Agile Software Development
5 9971 (37.92%) Microsoft
6 9706 (36.91%) ASP.NET
7 8901 (33.85%) MVC
8 7682 (29.22%) JavaScript
9 6510 (24.76%) HTML
10 6084 (23.14%) ASP.NET MVC
11 5932 (22.56%) Finance
12 5663 (21.54%) Windows
13 5660 (21.53%) CSS
14 5193 (19.75%) TDD
15 4840 (18.41%) T-SQL
16 4409 (16.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 4308 (16.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 4140 (15.75%) AngularJS
19 4113 (15.64%) Business Intelligence
20 4105 (15.61%) .NET Framework
21 3864 (14.70%) Scrum
22 3693 (14.05%) ASP.NET Web API
23 3646 (13.87%) WCF
24 3501 (13.32%) Oracle
25 3473 (13.21%) jQuery
26 3386 (12.88%) Microsoft Azure
27 3273 (12.45%) Degree
28 3189 (12.13%) Web Services
29 2709 (10.30%) SQL Server 2008
30 2699 (10.27%) Data Warehouse

SQL Server
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 1737 (6.61%) IIS
2 1529 (5.82%) SharePoint
3 855 (3.25%) CMS
4 847 (3.22%) MS Exchange
5 555 (2.11%) Tomcat
6 511 (1.94%) Elasticsearch
7 472 (1.80%) Apache
8 455 (1.73%) BizTalk Server
9 379 (1.44%) Umbraco
10 371 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2010
11 344 (1.31%) Sitecore CMS
12 292 (1.11%) SharePoint 2013
13 286 (1.09%) WebSphere
14 283 (1.08%) JBoss
15 269 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2013
16 263 (1.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 228 (0.87%) Apache Spark
18 215 (0.82%) Skype for Business
19 209 (0.79%) EPiServer
20 199 (0.76%) Confluence
Applications
1 1278 (4.86%) Microsoft Excel
2 792 (3.01%) Microsoft Office
3 167 (0.64%) MS Visio
4 166 (0.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 92 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
6 70 (0.27%) Microsoft Project
7 63 (0.24%) SPSS
8 46 (0.17%) Photoshop
9 20 (0.076%) InfoPath
10 19 (0.072%) Adobe Illustrator
11 9 (0.034%) Fireworks
11 9 (0.034%) HipChat
12 5 (0.019%) OmniGraffle
13 4 (0.015%) Acrobat
13 4 (0.015%) SOLIDWORKS
13 4 (0.015%) S-PLUS
13 4 (0.015%) SPSS Modeler
13 4 (0.015%) Weka
14 3 (0.011%) GIMP
14 3 (0.011%) Stata
Business Applications
1 505 (1.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 220 (0.84%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 199 (0.76%) Dynamics AX
4 166 (0.63%) Dynamics NAV
5 44 (0.17%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 43 (0.16%) Adobe Campaign
6 43 (0.16%) Eloqua
7 36 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
8 31 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
9 29 (0.11%) Actimize
9 29 (0.11%) Markit EDM
10 28 (0.11%) Magento
11 24 (0.091%) thinkFolio
12 23 (0.087%) FastStats
12 23 (0.087%) Salesforce.com CRM
13 22 (0.084%) Dynamics GP
14 21 (0.080%) Oracle EBS R12
14 21 (0.080%) Oracle ERP
15 20 (0.076%) Sage 200
15 20 (0.076%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 3386 (12.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 1693 (6.44%) Amazon AWS
3 735 (2.80%) Office 365
4 654 (2.49%) SaaS
5 257 (0.98%) PaaS
6 249 (0.95%) GitHub
7 244 (0.93%) IaaS
8 225 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
9 125 (0.48%) Amazon EC2
10 124 (0.47%) Google Cloud Platform
11 107 (0.41%) Google Play
12 92 (0.35%) Azure Machine Learning
13 67 (0.25%) Azure Active Directory
14 60 (0.23%) Dynamics 365
14 60 (0.23%) Google Analytics
15 58 (0.22%) Amazon S3
16 48 (0.18%) AWS CloudFormation
17 39 (0.15%) Amazon SQS
18 34 (0.13%) Amazon EMR
19 32 (0.12%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 792 (3.01%) Firewall
2 779 (2.96%) Internet
3 716 (2.72%) DNS
4 620 (2.36%) SAN
5 523 (1.99%) TCP/IP
6 487 (1.85%) DHCP
7 425 (1.62%) WAN
8 405 (1.54%) LAN
9 314 (1.19%) HTTP
10 288 (1.10%) VPN
11 225 (0.86%) Intranet
12 209 (0.79%) VoIP
13 192 (0.73%) Skype
14 164 (0.62%) VLAN
15 147 (0.56%) Network Security
16 144 (0.55%) NAS
17 116 (0.44%) SSL
18 109 (0.41%) Broadband
19 104 (0.40%) Wireless
20 101 (0.38%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4409 (16.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4308 (16.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2709 (10.30%) SQL Server 2008
4 2699 (10.27%) Data Warehouse
5 2685 (10.21%) SQL Server 2014
6 2447 (9.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2249 (8.55%) SQL Server 2012
8 1919 (7.30%) NoSQL
9 1885 (7.17%) Relational Database
10 1829 (6.96%) MySQL
11 1628 (6.19%) SQL Server 2016
12 1225 (4.66%) MongoDB
13 1063 (4.04%) Power BI
14 908 (3.45%) Big Data
15 873 (3.32%) SQL Server 2005
16 734 (2.79%) RDBMS
17 571 (2.17%) PostgreSQL
18 552 (2.10%) Oracle Database
19 541 (2.06%) Hadoop
20 517 (1.97%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 2441 (9.28%) Visual Studio
2 2316 (8.81%) Git (software)
3 1982 (7.54%) Team Foundation Server
4 1310 (4.98%) NUnit
5 1009 (3.84%) Subversion
6 937 (3.56%) JIRA
7 814 (3.10%) TeamCity
8 631 (2.40%) Rhino Mocks
9 536 (2.04%) Moq
10 535 (2.03%) Jenkins
11 527 (2.00%) Selenium
12 413 (1.57%) Octopus Deploy
13 408 (1.55%) MSTest
14 347 (1.32%) SpecFlow
15 315 (1.20%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
16 313 (1.19%) Maven
17 266 (1.01%) JUnit
18 179 (0.68%) Bitbucket
19 138 (0.52%) Ant
20 136 (0.52%) Eclipse
General
1 5932 (22.56%) Finance
2 1833 (6.97%) Banking
3 1296 (4.93%) Retail
4 1156 (4.40%) Marketing
5 710 (2.70%) Games
6 644 (2.45%) Advertising
7 623 (2.37%) Investment Banking
8 600 (2.28%) Legal
9 581 (2.21%) Telecoms
10 494 (1.88%) Manufacturing
11 356 (1.35%) Front Office
12 318 (1.21%) Back Office
13 280 (1.06%) Electronics
14 278 (1.06%) Law
15 183 (0.70%) Financial Institution
16 167 (0.64%) Publishing
17 150 (0.57%) Music Industry
18 137 (0.52%) Retail Banking
19 133 (0.51%) Automotive
20 95 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 15902 (60.48%) Developer
2 8167 (31.06%) .NET Developer
3 5996 (22.80%) C# Developer
4 4085 (15.54%) C# .NET Developer
5 2805 (10.67%) SQL Developer
6 2487 (9.46%) ASP.NET Developer
7 2485 (9.45%) Analyst
8 2367 (9.00%) Senior Developer
9 2123 (8.07%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 2001 (7.61%) Software Developer
11 1625 (6.18%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
12 1490 (5.67%) DBA
13 1207 (4.59%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 1199 (4.56%) SQL DBA
15 1150 (4.37%) .NET Software Developer
16 1073 (4.08%) Senior .NET Developer
17 1042 (3.96%) C# Software Developer
18 1005 (3.82%) SQL Server Developer
19 1001 (3.81%) Administrator
20 992 (3.77%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14777 (56.20%) .NET
2 9706 (36.91%) ASP.NET
3 6510 (24.76%) HTML
4 6084 (23.14%) ASP.NET MVC
5 5660 (21.53%) CSS
6 4140 (15.75%) AngularJS
7 4105 (15.61%) .NET Framework
8 3693 (14.05%) ASP.NET Web API
9 3646 (13.87%) WCF
10 3473 (13.21%) jQuery
11 3189 (12.13%) Web Services
12 2489 (9.47%) Entity Framework
13 2420 (9.20%) ASP.NET MVC 5
14 2268 (8.63%) XML
15 2158 (8.21%) RESTful
16 2149 (8.17%) HTML5
17 2140 (8.14%) WPF
18 1763 (6.71%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 1623 (6.17%) Node.js
20 1435 (5.46%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 1827 (6.95%) Analytical Skills
2 1752 (6.66%) Computer Science
3 1629 (6.20%) Greenfield Project
4 879 (3.34%) Enterprise Software
5 733 (2.79%) Management Information System
6 668 (2.54%) Clustering
7 646 (2.46%) Mobile App
8 636 (2.42%) User Experience
9 567 (2.16%) Fintech
10 522 (1.99%) Replication
11 380 (1.45%) Data Centre
12 324 (1.23%) iPad
13 308 (1.17%) Hedge funds
14 260 (0.99%) Client/Server
15 258 (0.98%) N-Tier
16 254 (0.97%) Fixed Income
17 220 (0.84%) Data Structures
18 205 (0.78%) Equities
19 191 (0.73%) Social Media
20 169 (0.64%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 5663 (21.54%) Windows
2 2371 (9.02%) Windows Server
3 1788 (6.80%) Linux
4 1164 (4.43%) Windows Server 2008
5 1113 (4.23%) Windows Server 2012
6 770 (2.93%) Unix
7 632 (2.40%) Android
8 430 (1.64%) Apple iOS
9 393 (1.49%) Windows 7
10 352 (1.34%) Windows Server 2003
11 242 (0.92%) Windows 10
12 164 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 121 (0.46%) Windows 8
14 120 (0.46%) Solaris
15 117 (0.44%) CentOS
16 108 (0.41%) Windows XP
17 72 (0.27%) Ubuntu
18 70 (0.27%) AIX
19 54 (0.21%) Debian
20 41 (0.16%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10108 (38.44%) Agile Software Development
2 8901 (33.85%) MVC
3 5193 (19.75%) TDD
4 4113 (15.64%) Business Intelligence
5 3864 (14.70%) Scrum
6 2503 (9.52%) BDD
7 2447 (9.31%) OO
8 2377 (9.04%) Web Application Development
9 2376 (9.04%) Web Development
10 2177 (8.28%) ETL
11 2090 (7.95%) Continuous Integration
12 2022 (7.69%) Software Engineering
13 1770 (6.73%) SDLC
14 1494 (5.68%) Unit Testing
15 1462 (5.56%) Analytics
16 1340 (5.10%) Test Automation
17 1310 (4.98%) Mentoring
18 1304 (4.96%) ITIL
19 1261 (4.80%) Performance Tuning
20 1202 (4.57%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 14221 (54.09%) C#
2 13416 (51.02%) SQL
3 7682 (29.22%) JavaScript
4 4840 (18.41%) T-SQL
5 2673 (10.17%) Java
6 1615 (6.14%) VB.NET
7 1500 (5.70%) PowerShell
8 1137 (4.32%) Ruby
9 972 (3.70%) Python
10 878 (3.34%) VB
11 777 (2.96%) C++
12 671 (2.55%) PHP
13 583 (2.22%) VBA
14 422 (1.60%) PL/SQL
15 395 (1.50%) TypeScript
16 363 (1.38%) C
17 302 (1.15%) Perl
18 284 (1.08%) Shell Script
19 260 (0.99%) R
20 237 (0.90%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 3273 (12.45%) Degree
2 1048 (3.99%) Microsoft Certification
3 787 (2.99%) Computer Science Degree
4 387 (1.47%) MCSE
5 372 (1.41%) Security Cleared
6 249 (0.95%) SC Cleared
7 215 (0.82%) MCSA
8 203 (0.77%) MCP
9 174 (0.66%) Cisco Certification
10 163 (0.62%) ISEB
11 155 (0.59%) MCITP
12 147 (0.56%) CCNA
13 133 (0.51%) Numerate Degree
14 126 (0.48%) ISTQB
15 124 (0.47%) MCTS
16 123 (0.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 93 (0.35%) ITIL Certification
18 87 (0.33%) PMI Certification
19 76 (0.29%) Master's Degree
20 66 (0.25%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1001 (3.81%) QA
2 429 (1.63%) SLA
3 401 (1.53%) Data Quality
4 178 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 139 (0.53%) PCI DSS
6 95 (0.36%) ISO 9001
7 39 (0.15%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 36 (0.14%) PMO
9 29 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 28 (0.11%) SEPA
11 27 (0.10%) Basel III
11 27 (0.10%) GDPR
11 27 (0.10%) HL7
12 24 (0.091%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 23 (0.087%) MiFID
14 15 (0.057%) Disclosure Scotland
14 15 (0.057%) ISO 14001
15 12 (0.046%) Cyber Essentials
16 11 (0.042%) ISO 9000
17 10 (0.038%) WCAG
System Software
1 1863 (7.09%) Active Directory
2 901 (3.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 676 (2.57%) Hyper-V
4 334 (1.27%) vSphere
5 316 (1.20%) Docker
6 270 (1.03%) XenApp
7 208 (0.79%) VMware ESXi
8 122 (0.46%) Virtual Machines
9 106 (0.40%) XenDesktop
10 63 (0.24%) XenServer
11 58 (0.22%) Terminal Services
12 55 (0.21%) Virtual Servers
13 54 (0.21%) Oracle RAC
14 53 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
15 32 (0.12%) VMware Workstation
16 31 (0.12%) KVM
17 29 (0.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 28 (0.11%) vCloud
19 27 (0.10%) HDFS
20 24 (0.091%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 426 (1.62%) Puppet
2 357 (1.36%) Opscode Chef
3 310 (1.18%) SCCM
4 240 (0.91%) Ansible
5 222 (0.84%) Kibana
6 186 (0.71%) SCOM
7 153 (0.58%) WSUS
8 131 (0.50%) Nagios
9 93 (0.35%) Opsview
10 90 (0.34%) Microsoft Clustering
11 83 (0.32%) Failover Clustering
12 80 (0.30%) Backup Exec
12 80 (0.30%) vCenter Server
13 79 (0.30%) Business Desktop Deployment
14 78 (0.30%) Control-M
15 70 (0.27%) Salt
16 69 (0.26%) logstash
17 61 (0.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
18 57 (0.22%) NetBackup
19 56 (0.21%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 9971 (37.92%) Microsoft
2 3501 (13.32%) Oracle
3 1532 (5.83%) VMware
4 808 (3.07%) Tableau
5 730 (2.78%) Cisco
6 703 (2.67%) SAP
7 611 (2.32%) Citrix
8 570 (2.17%) Google
9 459 (1.75%) IBM
10 431 (1.64%) Facebook
11 428 (1.63%) HP
12 417 (1.59%) Sitecore
13 354 (1.35%) Sybase
14 343 (1.30%) Xamarin
15 278 (1.06%) Cognos
16 269 (1.02%) NetApp
17 214 (0.81%) Informatica
18 196 (0.75%) Apple
19 195 (0.74%) Salesforce.com
20 188 (0.72%) Red Hat
Burnley, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bens
Posted: 18 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Modis International
Posted: 14 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + training and benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Chesham, Buckinghamshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000
Posted: 21 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Hampshire
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum, Benefits Excellent Company Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Lancashire
Morson International
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Innodigital
Salary: From £30,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Kidlington, Oxfordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 - 40,000
Posted: 18 hours ago
Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Christchurch, Dorset
Oakstone Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £32,000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Burnley, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £40000 - £42000 per annum + bens
Posted: 22 hours ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Searchability
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Warwickshire
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum, Benefits benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Gateshead, Tyne and Wear
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bens
Posted: 13 hours ago
Kidlington, Oxfordshire
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
East Riding
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: 22 hours ago
North West London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45-50K (Flexible) + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Crimson Ltd
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Computer People
Salary: £30000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
South West London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 20 hours ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £43600 - £49500 per annum + (DOE) Pens, 5w hols, DIS
Posted: 13 hours ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Corriculo
Salary: £25k - 35k per year
Posted: 14 hours ago
Blackpool, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bens
Posted: 18 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £37000 per annum + bens
Posted: 22 hours ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £28000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent bens incl good pension
Posted: 12 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Talent International
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Hull, North Humberside
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago