Period
to 17 August 2017

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 17 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
UK
6 months to
17 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 11 11 5
Rank change year-on-year 0 -6 +1
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 25927 29414 36593
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.73% 14.86% 16.84%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 47.93% 49.50% 53.02%
Number of salaries quoted 22910 26178 32525
UK median annual salary £45,000 £44,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% +2.41%
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual 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 54094 59421 69023
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 30.73% 30.01% 31.77%
Number of salaries quoted 45031 50734 58228
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% +2.27%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% -

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 17 August 2017.

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 17 August 2017. 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 0 24318 £45,000 - 1427
UK excluding London -1 16269 £40,000 - 1081
London 0 9216 £55,000 +4.76% 432
South East 0 4714 £42,500 - 252
North of England -1 4431 £40,000 - 343
Midlands -2 2491 £40,000 +6.67% 187
North West -2 2476 £40,000 - 189
East of England 0 1853 £42,500 - 88
Yorkshire +2 1760 £40,000 +1.27% 140
South West +2 1601 £40,000 +6.67% 122
West Midlands +2 1582 £40,000 +6.67% 111
East Midlands -5 909 £42,500 +6.25% 76
Scotland -1 825 £40,000 - 63
Wales 0 342 £37,500 +1.35% 22
North East -3 195 £38,000 +1.33% 14
Northern Ireland -1 53 £34,500 -13.75% 4
Isle of Man +1 11 £35,000 -22.22% 1

For the 6 months to 17 August 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 14485 (55.87%) .NET
2 13926 (53.71%) C#
3 13263 (51.16%) SQL
4 10023 (38.66%) Agile Software Development
5 9886 (38.13%) Microsoft
6 9418 (36.33%) ASP.NET
7 8852 (34.14%) MVC
8 7806 (30.11%) JavaScript
9 6542 (25.23%) HTML
10 5946 (22.93%) ASP.NET MVC
11 5863 (22.61%) Finance
12 5719 (22.06%) CSS
13 5583 (21.53%) Windows
14 5109 (19.71%) TDD
15 4849 (18.70%) T-SQL
16 4424 (17.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 4222 (16.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 4165 (16.06%) AngularJS
19 4047 (15.61%) Business Intelligence
20 4013 (15.48%) .NET Framework
21 3866 (14.91%) Scrum
22 3599 (13.88%) ASP.NET Web API
23 3571 (13.77%) WCF
24 3533 (13.63%) Oracle
25 3513 (13.55%) Microsoft Azure
26 3498 (13.49%) jQuery
27 3250 (12.54%) Degree
28 3218 (12.41%) Web Services
29 2730 (10.53%) Java
30 2618 (10.10%) SQL Server 2008

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 1781 (6.87%) IIS
2 1471 (5.67%) SharePoint
3 839 (3.24%) MS Exchange
4 825 (3.18%) CMS
5 597 (2.30%) Tomcat
6 525 (2.02%) Apache
7 478 (1.84%) BizTalk Server
8 474 (1.83%) Elasticsearch
9 377 (1.45%) Umbraco
10 332 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2010
11 331 (1.28%) Sitecore CMS
12 325 (1.25%) JBoss
13 298 (1.15%) WebSphere
14 282 (1.09%) SharePoint 2013
15 261 (1.01%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 233 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2013
17 228 (0.88%) Confluence
18 210 (0.81%) SAS
19 207 (0.80%) EPiServer
20 205 (0.79%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 1267 (4.89%) Microsoft Excel
2 762 (2.94%) Microsoft Office
3 159 (0.61%) MS Visio
4 150 (0.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 86 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
6 73 (0.28%) SPSS
7 68 (0.26%) Microsoft Project
8 55 (0.21%) Photoshop
9 21 (0.081%) Adobe Illustrator
10 17 (0.066%) InfoPath
11 9 (0.035%) HipChat
12 8 (0.031%) Fireworks
13 6 (0.023%) S-PLUS
14 5 (0.019%) OmniGraffle
14 5 (0.019%) SOLIDWORKS
14 5 (0.019%) SPSS Modeler
14 5 (0.019%) Stata
15 3 (0.012%) Weka
16 2 (0.008%) Acrobat
16 2 (0.008%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 513 (1.98%) Dynamics CRM
2 212 (0.82%) Dynamics AX
3 170 (0.66%) Dynamics NAV
4 53 (0.20%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 49 (0.19%) Eloqua
6 46 (0.18%) Adobe Campaign
7 41 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
8 36 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
9 35 (0.13%) Magento
10 30 (0.12%) Dynamics GP
11 26 (0.10%) SAP BPC
12 24 (0.093%) Endur
12 24 (0.093%) Markit EDM
13 21 (0.081%) SAP Hybris
14 19 (0.073%) Cognos TM1
14 19 (0.073%) FastStats
14 19 (0.073%) Salesforce.com CRM
14 19 (0.073%) Siebel CRM
15 18 (0.069%) Actimize
15 18 (0.069%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 3513 (13.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 1678 (6.47%) Amazon AWS
3 700 (2.70%) Office 365
4 673 (2.60%) SaaS
5 345 (1.33%) GitHub
6 275 (1.06%) IaaS
7 264 (1.02%) PaaS
8 224 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
9 112 (0.43%) Google Play
10 107 (0.41%) Azure Machine Learning
11 104 (0.40%) Google Cloud Platform
12 102 (0.39%) Dynamics 365
13 101 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
14 91 (0.35%) Azure Active Directory
15 71 (0.27%) Google Analytics
16 58 (0.22%) Amazon S3
17 51 (0.20%) Azure Data Factory
18 40 (0.15%) AWS CloudFormation
19 37 (0.14%) Amazon EMR
20 35 (0.13%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 813 (3.14%) Internet
2 789 (3.04%) Firewall
3 678 (2.62%) DNS
4 625 (2.41%) SAN
5 501 (1.93%) TCP/IP
6 467 (1.80%) DHCP
7 410 (1.58%) WAN
8 375 (1.45%) LAN
9 329 (1.27%) VPN
10 311 (1.20%) HTTP
11 217 (0.84%) Intranet
12 199 (0.77%) VoIP
13 182 (0.70%) Skype
14 159 (0.61%) VLAN
15 136 (0.52%) NAS
16 126 (0.49%) SSL
17 121 (0.47%) Network Security
18 114 (0.44%) Broadband
19 103 (0.40%) Cisco ASA
20 96 (0.37%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4424 (17.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4222 (16.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2618 (10.10%) SQL Server 2008
4 2586 (9.97%) Data Warehouse
5 2434 (9.39%) SQL Server 2014
6 2397 (9.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2154 (8.31%) SQL Server 2012
8 1934 (7.46%) SQL Server 2016
9 1933 (7.46%) Relational Database
10 1921 (7.41%) NoSQL
11 1873 (7.22%) MySQL
12 1233 (4.76%) MongoDB
13 1087 (4.19%) Power BI
14 860 (3.32%) Big Data
15 799 (3.08%) SQL Server 2005
16 790 (3.05%) RDBMS
17 595 (2.29%) PostgreSQL
18 549 (2.12%) QlikView
19 536 (2.07%) Oracle Database
20 484 (1.87%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 2459 (9.48%) Visual Studio
2 2343 (9.04%) Git (software)
3 2018 (7.78%) Team Foundation Server
4 1347 (5.20%) NUnit
5 1089 (4.20%) Subversion
6 1023 (3.95%) JIRA
7 868 (3.35%) TeamCity
8 630 (2.43%) Rhino Mocks
9 606 (2.34%) Jenkins
10 542 (2.09%) Moq
11 537 (2.07%) Selenium
12 482 (1.86%) Octopus Deploy
13 408 (1.57%) MSTest
14 384 (1.48%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 338 (1.30%) SpecFlow
16 302 (1.16%) Maven
17 281 (1.08%) JUnit
18 188 (0.73%) Bitbucket
19 160 (0.62%) Eclipse
20 153 (0.59%) Ant
General
1 5863 (22.61%) Finance
2 1771 (6.83%) Banking
3 1397 (5.39%) Retail
4 1125 (4.34%) Marketing
5 722 (2.78%) Games
6 699 (2.70%) Investment Banking
7 644 (2.48%) Advertising
8 642 (2.48%) Telecoms
9 547 (2.11%) Legal
10 531 (2.05%) Manufacturing
11 410 (1.58%) Front Office
12 338 (1.30%) Electronics
13 290 (1.12%) Back Office
14 279 (1.08%) Retail Banking
15 278 (1.07%) Law
16 204 (0.79%) Financial Institution
17 168 (0.65%) Publishing
18 140 (0.54%) Automotive
19 137 (0.53%) Music Industry
20 115 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 15669 (60.44%) Developer
2 8014 (30.91%) .NET Developer
3 5784 (22.31%) C# Developer
4 4029 (15.54%) C# .NET Developer
5 2705 (10.43%) SQL Developer
6 2382 (9.19%) ASP.NET Developer
7 2360 (9.10%) Senior Developer
8 2342 (9.03%) Analyst
9 2092 (8.07%) Software Developer
10 2055 (7.93%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 1557 (6.01%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
12 1469 (5.67%) DBA
13 1196 (4.61%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 1167 (4.50%) SQL DBA
15 1140 (4.40%) .NET Software Developer
16 1123 (4.33%) Senior .NET Developer
17 1092 (4.21%) C# Software Developer
18 998 (3.85%) Web Developer
19 991 (3.82%) Administrator
20 955 (3.68%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14485 (55.87%) .NET
2 9418 (36.33%) ASP.NET
3 6542 (25.23%) HTML
4 5946 (22.93%) ASP.NET MVC
5 5719 (22.06%) CSS
6 4165 (16.06%) AngularJS
7 4013 (15.48%) .NET Framework
8 3599 (13.88%) ASP.NET Web API
9 3571 (13.77%) WCF
10 3498 (13.49%) jQuery
11 3218 (12.41%) Web Services
12 2477 (9.55%) Entity Framework
13 2356 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC 5
14 2223 (8.57%) XML
15 2199 (8.48%) RESTful
16 2177 (8.40%) HTML5
17 2015 (7.77%) WPF
18 1838 (7.09%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 1669 (6.44%) Node.js
20 1406 (5.42%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 1913 (7.38%) Analytical Skills
2 1805 (6.96%) Computer Science
3 1578 (6.09%) Greenfield Project
4 811 (3.13%) Enterprise Software
5 785 (3.03%) User Experience
6 681 (2.63%) Management Information System
7 601 (2.32%) Clustering
8 600 (2.31%) Mobile App
9 582 (2.24%) Fintech
10 492 (1.90%) Replication
11 356 (1.37%) Data Centre
12 306 (1.18%) Client/Server
13 283 (1.09%) iPad
14 270 (1.04%) Data Structures
15 245 (0.94%) Hedge funds
16 240 (0.93%) Fixed Income
17 237 (0.91%) N-Tier
18 190 (0.73%) Algorithms
19 186 (0.72%) Equities
20 184 (0.71%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 5583 (21.53%) Windows
2 2371 (9.14%) Windows Server
3 1787 (6.89%) Linux
4 1078 (4.16%) Windows Server 2008
5 1028 (3.96%) Windows Server 2012
6 791 (3.05%) Unix
7 589 (2.27%) Android
8 435 (1.68%) Windows 7
9 415 (1.60%) Apple iOS
10 313 (1.21%) Windows 10
11 291 (1.12%) Windows Server 2003
12 151 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 138 (0.53%) Windows 8
14 117 (0.45%) CentOS
15 116 (0.45%) Solaris
16 99 (0.38%) Windows XP
17 84 (0.32%) Ubuntu
18 56 (0.22%) AIX
19 48 (0.19%) Debian
20 46 (0.18%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10023 (38.66%) Agile Software Development
2 8852 (34.14%) MVC
3 5109 (19.71%) TDD
4 4047 (15.61%) Business Intelligence
5 3866 (14.91%) Scrum
6 2454 (9.47%) BDD
7 2449 (9.45%) OO
8 2426 (9.36%) Web Development
9 2340 (9.03%) Web Application Development
10 2167 (8.36%) ETL
11 2165 (8.35%) Continuous Integration
12 2011 (7.76%) Software Engineering
13 1818 (7.01%) SDLC
14 1559 (6.01%) Unit Testing
15 1412 (5.45%) Analytics
16 1400 (5.40%) Test Automation
17 1381 (5.33%) ITIL
18 1328 (5.12%) Performance Tuning
19 1303 (5.03%) Mentoring
20 1274 (4.91%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 13926 (53.71%) C#
2 13263 (51.16%) SQL
3 7806 (30.11%) JavaScript
4 4849 (18.70%) T-SQL
5 2730 (10.53%) Java
6 1640 (6.33%) PowerShell
7 1461 (5.64%) VB.NET
8 1132 (4.37%) Ruby
9 1056 (4.07%) Python
10 868 (3.35%) VB
11 752 (2.90%) C++
12 677 (2.61%) PHP
13 520 (2.01%) VBA
14 452 (1.74%) TypeScript
15 408 (1.57%) PL/SQL
16 350 (1.35%) C
17 331 (1.28%) R
18 318 (1.23%) Shell Script
19 296 (1.14%) Perl
20 248 (0.96%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 3250 (12.54%) Degree
2 1058 (4.08%) Microsoft Certification
3 830 (3.20%) Computer Science Degree
4 403 (1.55%) MCSE
5 396 (1.53%) Security Cleared
6 258 (1.00%) MCSA
7 256 (0.99%) SC Cleared
8 197 (0.76%) MCP
9 164 (0.63%) Cisco Certification
10 161 (0.62%) MCITP
11 141 (0.54%) CCNA
12 132 (0.51%) Numerate Degree
13 130 (0.50%) ISEB
14 123 (0.47%) MCTS
15 107 (0.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 98 (0.38%) ITIL Certification
17 93 (0.36%) ISTQB
18 86 (0.33%) Master's Degree
19 80 (0.31%) MCSD
20 67 (0.26%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 998 (3.85%) QA
2 461 (1.78%) SLA
3 407 (1.57%) Data Quality
4 206 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 135 (0.52%) PCI DSS
6 117 (0.45%) ISO 9001
7 46 (0.18%) GDPR
8 44 (0.17%) SEPA
9 36 (0.14%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 29 (0.11%) Disclosure Scotland
10 29 (0.11%) PMO
11 28 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 26 (0.10%) HL7
13 21 (0.081%) Basel III
14 19 (0.073%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 18 (0.069%) Cyber Essentials
16 17 (0.066%) MiFID
17 16 (0.062%) COBIT
18 11 (0.042%) ISO 9000
19 10 (0.039%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 1850 (7.14%) Active Directory
2 912 (3.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 683 (2.63%) Hyper-V
4 328 (1.27%) Docker
5 311 (1.20%) vSphere
6 208 (0.80%) XenApp
7 192 (0.74%) VMware ESXi
8 134 (0.52%) Virtual Machines
9 97 (0.37%) XenDesktop
10 81 (0.31%) Virtual Servers
11 59 (0.23%) Oracle RAC
11 59 (0.23%) Terminal Services
12 52 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
13 43 (0.17%) XenServer
14 40 (0.15%) KVM
14 40 (0.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 39 (0.15%) HDFS
16 38 (0.15%) VMware Workstation
17 23 (0.089%) vCloud
18 20 (0.077%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 441 (1.70%) Puppet
2 353 (1.36%) Opscode Chef
3 318 (1.23%) SCCM
4 280 (1.08%) Ansible
5 191 (0.74%) SCOM
6 187 (0.72%) Kibana
7 169 (0.65%) WSUS
8 132 (0.51%) Nagios
9 109 (0.42%) Opsview
10 90 (0.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 87 (0.34%) Microsoft Clustering
12 86 (0.33%) Failover Clustering
13 85 (0.33%) Backup Exec
14 82 (0.32%) vCenter Server
15 75 (0.29%) Business Desktop Deployment
16 66 (0.25%) Control-M
17 65 (0.25%) ZABBIX
18 63 (0.24%) Oracle RMAN
19 52 (0.20%) logstash
20 50 (0.19%) Salt
Vendors
1 9886 (38.13%) Microsoft
2 3533 (13.63%) Oracle
3 1514 (5.84%) VMware
4 787 (3.04%) Tableau
5 714 (2.75%) SAP
6 694 (2.68%) Cisco
7 556 (2.14%) Google
8 523 (2.02%) Citrix
9 506 (1.95%) IBM
10 412 (1.59%) Sitecore
11 411 (1.59%) Facebook
12 397 (1.53%) HP
13 359 (1.38%) Xamarin
14 351 (1.35%) Sybase
15 265 (1.02%) Cognos
16 245 (0.94%) Splunk
17 222 (0.86%) NetApp
18 187 (0.72%) Apple
19 171 (0.66%) Informatica
20 168 (0.65%) EMC