Period
to 20 February 2019

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 6 months to 20 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
UK
6 months to
20 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 12 10 11
Rank change year-on-year -2 +1 -3
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 19,013 24,928 25,510
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.56% 14.10% 14.60%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 43.90% 45.99% 48.66%
Number of salaries quoted 16,254 21,734 23,015
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +2.27% +0.93%
10th Percentile £31,000 £29,750 £28,250
90th Percentile £76,250 £68,750 £68,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

SQL Server 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 43,312 54,202 52,424
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 28.61% 30.66% 30.00%
Number of salaries quoted 35,589 45,124 44,771
UK median annual salary £52,095 £48,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.41% +2.11% +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £29,685
90th Percentile £85,000 £77,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.66%

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 6 months to 20 February 2019.

Salary histogram for SQL Server in the UK

SQL Server
Top 17 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 6 months to 20 February 2019. 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 -2 17,665 £47,500 +5.56% 3,478
UK excluding London -3 11,272 £42,500 - 2,788
London -2 7,405 £57,500 +4.55% 894
South East -4 3,492 £45,000 +5.88% 642
North of England -1 2,757 £42,500 +6.25% 894
Midlands -2 1,661 £40,000 - 537
North West 0 1,645 £45,000 +9.76% 454
South West -8 1,201 £41,000 +2.50% 285
East of England +1 1,168 £45,000 - 230
West Midlands -1 972 £40,000 - 280
Yorkshire +1 971 £42,000 -1.18% 388
Scotland +1 727 £45,000 +12.50% 125
East Midlands -3 689 £40,000 +6.67% 257
Wales -5 235 £37,500 -6.25% 55
North East -11 142 £40,000 +14.29% 52
Northern Ireland -12 73 £38,750 +10.71% 24
Isle of Man -4 2 £37,500 -25.00%

For the 6 months to 20 February 2019, IT jobs citing SQL Server 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.

1 10,232 (53.82%) C#
2 10,145 (53.36%) .NET
3 9,733 (51.19%) SQL
4 7,394 (38.89%) Microsoft
5 7,053 (37.10%) Agile Software Development
6 6,220 (32.71%) JavaScript
7 6,017 (31.65%) ASP.NET
8 5,883 (30.94%) MVC
9 4,764 (25.06%) HTML
10 4,497 (23.65%) Microsoft Azure
11 4,253 (22.37%) CSS
12 4,001 (21.04%) Finance
13 3,718 (19.56%) Windows
14 3,612 (19.00%) ASP.NET MVC
15 3,435 (18.07%) T-SQL
16 3,335 (17.54%) AngularJS
17 3,141 (16.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 3,048 (16.03%) ASP.NET Web API
19 2,983 (15.69%) Business Intelligence
20 2,797 (14.71%) TDD
21 2,753 (14.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
22 2,658 (13.98%) .NET Framework
23 2,600 (13.67%) Oracle
24 2,464 (12.96%) Scrum
25 2,320 (12.20%) Web Services
26 2,302 (12.11%) Degree
27 2,167 (11.40%) jQuery
28 2,128 (11.19%) Problem-Solving
29 2,041 (10.73%) Git (software)
30 1,994 (10.49%) Amazon AWS

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 1,204 (6.33%) IIS
2 1,092 (5.74%) SharePoint
3 483 (2.54%) Elasticsearch
4 471 (2.48%) MS Exchange
5 378 (1.99%) CMS
6 354 (1.86%) Apache
7 335 (1.76%) Tomcat
8 226 (1.19%) Confluence
9 194 (1.02%) BizTalk Server
10 181 (0.95%) Umbraco
11 180 (0.95%) WebSphere
12 163 (0.86%) Apache Spark
13 153 (0.80%) SAS
14 134 (0.70%) JBoss
14 134 (0.70%) Skype for Business
15 119 (0.63%) WebLogic
16 107 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2010
17 100 (0.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 93 (0.49%) Sitecore CMS
19 89 (0.47%) EPiServer
Applications
1 802 (4.22%) Microsoft Excel
2 603 (3.17%) Microsoft Office
3 117 (0.62%) Chatbot
4 82 (0.43%) MS Visio
5 30 (0.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 30 (0.16%) Microsoft Project
6 24 (0.13%) InfoPath
7 23 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
8 21 (0.11%) Photoshop
9 19 (0.100%) Adobe Illustrator
10 16 (0.084%) SPSS
11 13 (0.068%) Weka
12 10 (0.053%) AutoCAD
13 6 (0.032%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 6 (0.032%) Mingle
13 6 (0.032%) Revit
14 5 (0.026%) Stata
15 4 (0.021%) EngageOne
15 4 (0.021%) Fireworks
16 3 (0.016%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 422 (2.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 130 (0.68%) Dynamics AX
3 78 (0.41%) thinkFolio
4 57 (0.30%) Magento
5 50 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
6 49 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
7 48 (0.25%) Markit EDM
8 34 (0.18%) Front Arena
9 30 (0.16%) Cognos TM1
10 24 (0.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 23 (0.12%) Payment Gateway
12 20 (0.11%) NetSuite
13 16 (0.084%) Unit4 Business World
14 15 (0.079%) Cognos Business Intelligence
14 15 (0.079%) FastStats
15 13 (0.068%) HFM
15 13 (0.068%) JDE EnterpriseOne
15 13 (0.068%) Oracle Applications
16 12 (0.063%) Movex
16 12 (0.063%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 4,497 (23.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 1,994 (10.49%) Amazon AWS
3 745 (3.92%) SaaS
4 741 (3.90%) Office 365
5 352 (1.85%) PaaS
6 247 (1.30%) IaaS
7 246 (1.29%) Google Cloud Platform
8 242 (1.27%) Dynamics 365
9 230 (1.21%) GitHub
10 206 (1.08%) Azure Data Factory
11 160 (0.84%) Serverless
12 127 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
13 116 (0.61%) Azure Active Directory
14 112 (0.59%) Amazon EC2
15 80 (0.42%) npm
16 68 (0.36%) AWS Lambda
17 65 (0.34%) Amazon S3
18 62 (0.33%) Data Lake Analytics
19 59 (0.31%) Google Play
20 57 (0.30%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 657 (3.46%) Firewall
2 628 (3.30%) DNS
3 536 (2.82%) Internet
4 455 (2.39%) TCP/IP
5 371 (1.95%) SAN
6 356 (1.87%) DHCP
7 324 (1.70%) LAN
7 324 (1.70%) WAN
8 255 (1.34%) HTTP
9 251 (1.32%) VPN
10 165 (0.87%) VLAN
11 158 (0.83%) SSL
12 148 (0.78%) Network Security
13 130 (0.68%) VoIP
14 129 (0.68%) Intranet
15 126 (0.66%) NAS
16 88 (0.46%) Skype
17 78 (0.41%) Wireless
18 69 (0.36%) Broadband
19 57 (0.30%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3,141 (16.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2,753 (14.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1,937 (10.19%) Data Warehouse
4 1,936 (10.18%) SQL Server 2016
5 1,570 (8.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1,537 (8.08%) Relational Database
7 1,412 (7.43%) MySQL
8 1,365 (7.18%) NoSQL
9 1,251 (6.58%) Power BI
10 1,234 (6.49%) SQL Server 2008
11 1,091 (5.74%) SQL Server 2012
12 856 (4.50%) MongoDB
13 849 (4.47%) PostgreSQL
14 615 (3.23%) SQL Server 2014
15 564 (2.97%) Big Data
16 537 (2.82%) RDBMS
17 502 (2.64%) Oracle Database
18 436 (2.29%) Azure SQL Database
19 329 (1.73%) Hadoop
20 318 (1.67%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 2,041 (10.73%) Git (software)
2 1,708 (8.98%) Visual Studio
3 1,420 (7.47%) Team Foundation Server
4 626 (3.29%) Jenkins
5 589 (3.10%) JIRA
6 560 (2.95%) TeamCity
7 462 (2.43%) Selenium
8 448 (2.36%) NUnit
9 404 (2.12%) Visual Studio Team System
10 388 (2.04%) Octopus Deploy
11 373 (1.96%) Subversion
12 237 (1.25%) Cucumber
13 210 (1.10%) SpecFlow
14 192 (1.01%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 189 (0.99%) Maven
16 165 (0.87%) JUnit
17 159 (0.84%) Bitbucket
18 132 (0.69%) MSTest
19 126 (0.66%) Eclipse
20 96 (0.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 4,001 (21.04%) Finance
2 993 (5.22%) Banking
3 743 (3.91%) Retail
4 687 (3.61%) Marketing
5 503 (2.65%) Games
6 438 (2.30%) Advertising
7 375 (1.97%) Telecoms
8 304 (1.60%) Investment Banking
9 297 (1.56%) Manufacturing
10 265 (1.39%) Front Office
11 215 (1.13%) Legal
12 205 (1.08%) Back Office
13 158 (0.83%) Electronics
14 153 (0.80%) Law
15 97 (0.51%) Financial Institution
16 95 (0.50%) Automotive
16 95 (0.50%) Publishing
17 69 (0.36%) French Language
18 65 (0.34%) Billing
19 62 (0.33%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 11,076 (58.25%) Developer
2 5,366 (28.22%) .NET Developer
3 3,854 (20.27%) C# Developer
4 2,781 (14.63%) C# .NET Developer
5 1,809 (9.51%) Software Developer
6 1,743 (9.17%) Senior Developer
7 1,689 (8.88%) Analyst
8 1,646 (8.66%) SQL Developer
9 1,208 (6.35%) ASP.NET Developer
10 1,131 (5.95%) DBA
11 1,088 (5.72%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 908 (4.78%) SQL DBA
13 901 (4.74%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 857 (4.51%) Architect
15 805 (4.23%) C# Software Developer
16 777 (4.09%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
17 776 (4.08%) .NET Software Developer
18 754 (3.97%) Senior .NET Developer
19 749 (3.94%) Junior
20 660 (3.47%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10,145 (53.36%) .NET
2 6,017 (31.65%) ASP.NET
3 4,764 (25.06%) HTML
4 4,253 (22.37%) CSS
5 3,612 (19.00%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3,335 (17.54%) AngularJS
7 3,048 (16.03%) ASP.NET Web API
8 2,658 (13.98%) .NET Framework
9 2,320 (12.20%) Web Services
10 2,167 (11.40%) jQuery
11 1,604 (8.44%) WCF
12 1,588 (8.35%) XML
13 1,541 (8.10%) Entity Framework
13 1,541 (8.10%) RESTful
14 1,438 (7.56%) HTML5
15 1,334 (7.02%) .NET Core
16 1,115 (5.86%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 1,083 (5.70%) REST
18 1,062 (5.59%) WPF
19 998 (5.25%) React
Miscellaneous
1 1,361 (7.16%) Greenfield Project
2 1,294 (6.81%) Analytical Skills
3 610 (3.21%) Enterprise Software
4 601 (3.16%) Fintech
5 582 (3.06%) Self-Motivation
6 515 (2.71%) User Experience
7 439 (2.31%) Mobile App
8 437 (2.30%) Management Information System
9 371 (1.95%) Clustering
10 325 (1.71%) Data Centre
11 317 (1.67%) Replication
12 296 (1.56%) Data Structures
13 256 (1.35%) Hedge funds
14 191 (1.00%) Fixed Income
15 182 (0.96%) Equities
16 179 (0.94%) Algorithms
17 177 (0.93%) Derivative
18 158 (0.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
19 144 (0.76%) Driving Licence
19 144 (0.76%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 3,718 (19.56%) Windows
2 1,728 (9.09%) Windows Server
3 1,527 (8.03%) Linux
4 596 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
5 569 (2.99%) Unix
6 532 (2.80%) Windows Server 2008
7 437 (2.30%) Android
8 331 (1.74%) Apple iOS
9 329 (1.73%) Windows 10
10 237 (1.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 203 (1.07%) Windows 7
12 120 (0.63%) CentOS
13 92 (0.48%) Windows 8
14 88 (0.46%) Windows Server 2003
15 87 (0.46%) Ubuntu
16 73 (0.38%) Solaris
17 69 (0.36%) AIX
18 37 (0.19%) Windows XP
19 35 (0.18%) Mac OS X
20 27 (0.14%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7,053 (37.10%) Agile Software Development
2 5,883 (30.94%) MVC
3 2,983 (15.69%) Business Intelligence
4 2,797 (14.71%) TDD
5 2,464 (12.96%) Scrum
6 2,128 (11.19%) Problem-Solving
7 1,771 (9.31%) ETL
8 1,652 (8.69%) Continuous Integration
9 1,569 (8.25%) Software Engineering
10 1,529 (8.04%) OO
11 1,497 (7.87%) Web Application Development
12 1,410 (7.42%) Web Development
13 1,372 (7.22%) BDD
14 1,356 (7.13%) SDLC
15 1,280 (6.73%) DevOps
16 1,188 (6.25%) Test Automation
17 1,173 (6.17%) Analytics
18 1,169 (6.15%) Computer Science
19 1,037 (5.45%) Microservices
20 1,032 (5.43%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 10,232 (53.82%) C#
2 9,733 (51.19%) SQL
3 6,220 (32.71%) JavaScript
4 3,435 (18.07%) T-SQL
5 1,846 (9.71%) Java
6 1,392 (7.32%) PowerShell
7 1,149 (6.04%) Python
8 832 (4.38%) VB.NET
9 624 (3.28%) PHP
10 532 (2.80%) Ruby
11 504 (2.65%) C++
12 484 (2.55%) TypeScript
13 432 (2.27%) VB
14 422 (2.22%) VBA
15 380 (2.00%) PL/SQL
16 252 (1.33%) R
17 247 (1.30%) Perl
18 227 (1.19%) C
19 196 (1.03%) Bash Shell
20 190 (1.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2,302 (12.11%) Degree
2 580 (3.05%) Computer Science Degree
3 574 (3.02%) Microsoft Certification
4 401 (2.11%) Security Cleared
5 276 (1.45%) SC Cleared
6 245 (1.29%) MCSE
7 175 (0.92%) MCSA
8 171 (0.90%) Cisco Certification
9 122 (0.64%) ISTQB
10 116 (0.61%) MCP
11 109 (0.57%) CCNA
12 97 (0.51%) ISEB
13 89 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
14 69 (0.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 69 (0.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 63 (0.33%) MCITP
16 61 (0.32%) Master's Degree
17 60 (0.32%) CCNP
18 51 (0.27%) Numerate Degree
19 49 (0.26%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 741 (3.90%) QA
2 376 (1.98%) Data Quality
3 327 (1.72%) SLA
4 308 (1.62%) GDPR
5 193 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 72 (0.38%) Cyber Essentials
6 72 (0.38%) PCI DSS
7 53 (0.28%) HIPAA
8 45 (0.24%) ISO 9001
9 37 (0.19%) PMO
10 36 (0.19%) HL7
11 22 (0.12%) GAMP
11 22 (0.12%) MiFID
12 16 (0.084%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 14 (0.074%) ISO 14001
14 13 (0.068%) COBIT
15 11 (0.058%) IFRS
16 10 (0.053%) WAI
17 9 (0.047%) IFRS 9
17 9 (0.047%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1,454 (7.65%) Active Directory
2 761 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 657 (3.46%) Docker
4 575 (3.02%) Hyper-V
5 229 (1.20%) VMware ESXi
6 156 (0.82%) vSphere
7 144 (0.76%) Virtual Machines
8 129 (0.68%) XenApp
9 62 (0.33%) Oracle RAC
10 57 (0.30%) Virtual Servers
11 44 (0.23%) XenDesktop
12 43 (0.23%) HDFS
13 34 (0.18%) Terminal Services
14 31 (0.16%) BitLocker
15 27 (0.14%) Apache Flume
16 25 (0.13%) Firmware
17 23 (0.12%) NFS
17 23 (0.12%) vCloud
17 23 (0.12%) VMware Workstation
18 22 (0.12%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 348 (1.83%) SCCM
2 312 (1.64%) Puppet
3 311 (1.64%) Kubernetes
4 304 (1.60%) Ansible
5 245 (1.29%) Opscode Chef
6 155 (0.82%) SCOM
7 136 (0.72%) Terraform
8 100 (0.53%) Microsoft Clustering
9 90 (0.47%) Kibana
10 89 (0.47%) WSUS
11 85 (0.45%) Failover Clustering
12 77 (0.40%) vCenter Server
13 71 (0.37%) Nagios
14 70 (0.37%) Backup Exec
15 67 (0.35%) Perfmon
16 61 (0.32%) SCVMM
17 59 (0.31%) SCOrch
18 52 (0.27%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
19 48 (0.25%) Single Sign-On
20 46 (0.24%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 7,394 (38.89%) Microsoft
2 2,600 (13.67%) Oracle
3 1,168 (6.14%) VMware
4 805 (4.23%) Tableau
5 542 (2.85%) Cisco
6 458 (2.41%) Google
7 435 (2.29%) SAP
8 391 (2.06%) Citrix
9 309 (1.63%) Xamarin
10 272 (1.43%) HP
11 256 (1.35%) Red Hat
12 215 (1.13%) IBM
13 214 (1.13%) Facebook
14 173 (0.91%) Salesforce.com
15 163 (0.86%) NetApp
15 163 (0.86%) ServiceNow
15 163 (0.86%) Sitecore
16 158 (0.83%) Veeam
17 154 (0.81%) Cognos
18 131 (0.69%) Apple