Period
to 24 July 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 24 July 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
UK
6 months to
24 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 11 11 5
Rank change year-on-year 0 -6 +1
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 26456 30287 37813
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.90% 14.97% 16.97%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 48.52% 49.61% 53.25%
Number of salaries quoted 23430 26891 33562
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +2.41%
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,250 £66,250
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 54522 61055 71005
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 30.71% 30.18% 31.87%
Number of salaries quoted 45614 52037 59921
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% +2.33%
10th Percentile £29,750 £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 24 July 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 24 July 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 24809 £45,000 - 1454
UK excluding London -1 16636 £40,000 - 1095
London -1 9375 £55,000 +4.76% 426
South East 0 4797 £42,500 - 304
North of England -1 4526 £40,000 +1.27% 335
Midlands -1 2520 £40,000 +5.26% 164
North West -1 2504 £40,000 - 205
East of England +4 1948 £42,500 - 115
Yorkshire 0 1820 £40,000 +0.63% 121
South West 0 1628 £38,500 +2.67% 108
West Midlands +1 1595 £40,000 +6.67% 92
East Midlands -5 926 £41,750 +4.38% 72
Scotland -1 844 £40,000 - 51
Wales -2 370 £38,750 +9.15% 13
North East -3 204 £38,000 +1.33% 9
Northern Ireland -9 49 £37,500 -6.25% 5
Isle of Man +2 12 £57,500 +27.78%

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 14793 (55.92%) .NET
2 14178 (53.59%) C#
3 13545 (51.20%) SQL
4 10210 (38.59%) Agile Software Development
5 9984 (37.74%) Microsoft
6 9618 (36.35%) ASP.NET
7 8909 (33.67%) MVC
8 7848 (29.66%) JavaScript
9 6645 (25.12%) HTML
10 6055 (22.89%) Finance
11 6014 (22.73%) ASP.NET MVC
12 5762 (21.78%) CSS
13 5679 (21.47%) Windows
14 5174 (19.56%) TDD
15 4850 (18.33%) T-SQL
16 4456 (16.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 4321 (16.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 4210 (15.91%) AngularJS
19 4142 (15.66%) Business Intelligence
20 4072 (15.39%) .NET Framework
21 3903 (14.75%) Scrum
22 3668 (13.86%) ASP.NET Web API
23 3611 (13.65%) WCF
24 3596 (13.59%) Oracle
25 3502 (13.24%) jQuery
26 3492 (13.20%) Microsoft Azure
27 3302 (12.48%) Degree
28 3265 (12.34%) Web Services
29 2833 (10.71%) Java
30 2690 (10.17%) 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 1769 (6.69%) IIS
2 1510 (5.71%) SharePoint
3 862 (3.26%) MS Exchange
4 841 (3.18%) CMS
5 622 (2.35%) Tomcat
6 521 (1.97%) Apache
7 500 (1.89%) Elasticsearch
8 473 (1.79%) BizTalk Server
9 380 (1.44%) Umbraco
10 357 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2010
11 342 (1.29%) Sitecore CMS
12 339 (1.28%) JBoss
13 311 (1.18%) WebSphere
14 302 (1.14%) SharePoint 2013
15 270 (1.02%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 253 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2013
17 238 (0.90%) Apache Spark
18 212 (0.80%) Confluence
19 209 (0.79%) EPiServer
20 205 (0.77%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1312 (4.96%) Microsoft Excel
2 768 (2.90%) Microsoft Office
3 167 (0.63%) MS Visio
4 162 (0.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 89 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
6 70 (0.26%) SPSS
7 69 (0.26%) Microsoft Project
8 50 (0.19%) Photoshop
9 21 (0.079%) Adobe Illustrator
10 19 (0.072%) InfoPath
11 9 (0.034%) Fireworks
11 9 (0.034%) HipChat
12 5 (0.019%) OmniGraffle
12 5 (0.019%) S-PLUS
12 5 (0.019%) SPSS Modeler
13 4 (0.015%) Acrobat
13 4 (0.015%) Stata
14 3 (0.011%) SOLIDWORKS
14 3 (0.011%) Weka
15 2 (0.008%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 523 (1.98%) Dynamics CRM
2 204 (0.77%) Dynamics AX
3 174 (0.66%) Dynamics NAV
4 50 (0.19%) Eloqua
5 48 (0.18%) Adobe Campaign
6 44 (0.17%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 37 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
8 33 (0.12%) Magento
9 32 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
10 28 (0.11%) Dynamics GP
10 28 (0.11%) Markit EDM
11 22 (0.083%) Endur
11 22 (0.083%) FastStats
11 22 (0.083%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 22 (0.083%) SAP BPC
12 21 (0.079%) Actimize
12 21 (0.079%) Cognos TM1
12 21 (0.079%) SAP Hybris
12 21 (0.079%) thinkFolio
13 19 (0.072%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 3492 (13.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 1726 (6.52%) Amazon AWS
3 718 (2.71%) Office 365
4 684 (2.59%) SaaS
5 319 (1.21%) GitHub
6 266 (1.01%) IaaS
7 263 (0.99%) PaaS
8 237 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
9 126 (0.48%) Google Cloud Platform
10 120 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
11 109 (0.41%) Google Play
12 99 (0.37%) Azure Machine Learning
13 81 (0.31%) Azure Active Directory
14 80 (0.30%) Dynamics 365
15 68 (0.26%) Google Analytics
16 65 (0.25%) Amazon S3
17 49 (0.19%) AWS CloudFormation
18 41 (0.15%) Amazon EMR
19 38 (0.14%) Azure Data Factory
20 37 (0.14%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 796 (3.01%) Internet
2 795 (3.00%) Firewall
3 712 (2.69%) DNS
4 627 (2.37%) SAN
5 526 (1.99%) TCP/IP
6 482 (1.82%) DHCP
7 424 (1.60%) WAN
8 397 (1.50%) LAN
9 323 (1.22%) VPN
10 321 (1.21%) HTTP
11 208 (0.79%) VoIP
12 202 (0.76%) Intranet
13 186 (0.70%) Skype
14 168 (0.64%) VLAN
15 147 (0.56%) NAS
16 130 (0.49%) SSL
17 127 (0.48%) Network Security
18 111 (0.42%) Broadband
19 102 (0.39%) Cisco ASA
20 99 (0.37%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4456 (16.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4321 (16.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2690 (10.17%) SQL Server 2008
4 2684 (10.15%) Data Warehouse
5 2482 (9.38%) SQL Server 2014
6 2446 (9.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2210 (8.35%) SQL Server 2012
8 1949 (7.37%) NoSQL
9 1944 (7.35%) Relational Database
10 1914 (7.23%) MySQL
11 1850 (6.99%) SQL Server 2016
12 1250 (4.72%) MongoDB
13 1069 (4.04%) Power BI
14 904 (3.42%) Big Data
15 830 (3.14%) SQL Server 2005
16 762 (2.88%) RDBMS
17 613 (2.32%) PostgreSQL
18 549 (2.08%) Oracle Database
19 536 (2.03%) Hadoop
19 536 (2.03%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 2469 (9.33%) Visual Studio
2 2374 (8.97%) Git (software)
3 2001 (7.56%) Team Foundation Server
4 1340 (5.07%) NUnit
5 1062 (4.01%) Subversion
6 1004 (3.79%) JIRA
7 868 (3.28%) TeamCity
8 618 (2.34%) Rhino Mocks
9 601 (2.27%) Jenkins
10 563 (2.13%) Selenium
11 536 (2.03%) Moq
12 465 (1.76%) Octopus Deploy
13 406 (1.53%) MSTest
14 362 (1.37%) SpecFlow
15 353 (1.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
16 319 (1.21%) Maven
17 294 (1.11%) JUnit
18 197 (0.74%) Bitbucket
19 159 (0.60%) Eclipse
20 153 (0.58%) Ant
General
1 6055 (22.89%) Finance
2 1861 (7.03%) Banking
3 1407 (5.32%) Retail
4 1154 (4.36%) Marketing
5 713 (2.70%) Games
6 687 (2.60%) Investment Banking
7 651 (2.46%) Advertising
8 615 (2.32%) Telecoms
9 576 (2.18%) Legal
10 527 (1.99%) Manufacturing
11 395 (1.49%) Front Office
12 320 (1.21%) Electronics
13 315 (1.19%) Back Office
14 289 (1.09%) Law
15 234 (0.88%) Retail Banking
16 215 (0.81%) Financial Institution
17 175 (0.66%) Publishing
18 139 (0.53%) Music Industry
19 136 (0.51%) Automotive
20 105 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 15953 (60.30%) Developer
2 8103 (30.63%) .NET Developer
3 5882 (22.23%) C# Developer
4 4038 (15.26%) C# .NET Developer
5 2812 (10.63%) SQL Developer
6 2440 (9.22%) Analyst
7 2428 (9.18%) ASP.NET Developer
8 2387 (9.02%) Senior Developer
9 2080 (7.86%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 2074 (7.84%) Software Developer
11 1580 (5.97%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
12 1488 (5.62%) DBA
13 1231 (4.65%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 1196 (4.52%) SQL DBA
15 1141 (4.31%) .NET Software Developer
16 1109 (4.19%) Senior .NET Developer
17 1066 (4.03%) C# Software Developer
18 1025 (3.87%) Web Developer
19 1010 (3.82%) Administrator
20 1007 (3.81%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14793 (55.92%) .NET
2 9618 (36.35%) ASP.NET
3 6645 (25.12%) HTML
4 6014 (22.73%) ASP.NET MVC
5 5762 (21.78%) CSS
6 4210 (15.91%) AngularJS
7 4072 (15.39%) .NET Framework
8 3668 (13.86%) ASP.NET Web API
9 3611 (13.65%) WCF
10 3502 (13.24%) jQuery
11 3265 (12.34%) Web Services
12 2490 (9.41%) Entity Framework
13 2384 (9.01%) ASP.NET MVC 5
14 2305 (8.71%) XML
15 2194 (8.29%) HTML5
16 2168 (8.19%) RESTful
17 2073 (7.84%) WPF
18 1809 (6.84%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 1641 (6.20%) Node.js
20 1421 (5.37%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 1934 (7.31%) Analytical Skills
2 1825 (6.90%) Computer Science
3 1623 (6.13%) Greenfield Project
4 847 (3.20%) Enterprise Software
5 737 (2.79%) Management Information System
6 721 (2.73%) User Experience
7 666 (2.52%) Clustering
8 645 (2.44%) Mobile App
9 602 (2.28%) Fintech
10 519 (1.96%) Replication
11 376 (1.42%) Data Centre
12 288 (1.09%) iPad
13 284 (1.07%) Client/Server
14 279 (1.05%) Hedge funds
15 264 (1.00%) Fixed Income
16 258 (0.98%) Data Structures
17 250 (0.94%) N-Tier
18 203 (0.77%) Equities
19 189 (0.71%) Social Media
20 180 (0.68%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 5679 (21.47%) Windows
2 2371 (8.96%) Windows Server
3 1837 (6.94%) Linux
4 1112 (4.20%) Windows Server 2008
5 1060 (4.01%) Windows Server 2012
6 799 (3.02%) Unix
7 625 (2.36%) Android
8 436 (1.65%) Apple iOS
9 399 (1.51%) Windows 7
10 317 (1.20%) Windows Server 2003
11 265 (1.00%) Windows 10
12 162 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 121 (0.46%) Windows 8
14 119 (0.45%) CentOS
15 117 (0.44%) Solaris
16 101 (0.38%) Windows XP
17 82 (0.31%) Ubuntu
18 70 (0.26%) AIX
19 50 (0.19%) Debian
20 43 (0.16%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10210 (38.59%) Agile Software Development
2 8909 (33.67%) MVC
3 5174 (19.56%) TDD
4 4142 (15.66%) Business Intelligence
5 3903 (14.75%) Scrum
6 2491 (9.42%) BDD
7 2480 (9.37%) OO
8 2438 (9.22%) Web Development
9 2343 (8.86%) Web Application Development
10 2204 (8.33%) ETL
11 2154 (8.14%) Continuous Integration
12 2071 (7.83%) Software Engineering
13 1818 (6.87%) SDLC
14 1570 (5.93%) Unit Testing
15 1468 (5.55%) Analytics
16 1411 (5.33%) Test Automation
17 1339 (5.06%) ITIL
18 1332 (5.03%) Mentoring
19 1288 (4.87%) Performance Tuning
20 1280 (4.84%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 14178 (53.59%) C#
2 13545 (51.20%) SQL
3 7848 (29.66%) JavaScript
4 4850 (18.33%) T-SQL
5 2833 (10.71%) Java
6 1600 (6.05%) PowerShell
7 1571 (5.94%) VB.NET
8 1132 (4.28%) Ruby
9 1080 (4.08%) Python
10 868 (3.28%) VB
11 775 (2.93%) C++
12 718 (2.71%) PHP
13 565 (2.14%) VBA
14 424 (1.60%) TypeScript
15 411 (1.55%) PL/SQL
16 351 (1.33%) C
17 312 (1.18%) Shell Script
18 309 (1.17%) Perl
19 300 (1.13%) R
20 260 (0.98%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 3302 (12.48%) Degree
2 1057 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 830 (3.14%) Computer Science Degree
4 387 (1.46%) MCSE
4 387 (1.46%) Security Cleared
5 253 (0.96%) SC Cleared
6 232 (0.88%) MCSA
7 194 (0.73%) MCP
8 164 (0.62%) Cisco Certification
9 163 (0.62%) MCITP
10 151 (0.57%) ISEB
11 141 (0.53%) Numerate Degree
12 140 (0.53%) CCNA
13 122 (0.46%) MCTS
14 116 (0.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 110 (0.42%) ISTQB
16 99 (0.37%) ITIL Certification
17 79 (0.30%) Master's Degree
18 77 (0.29%) PMI Certification
19 68 (0.26%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1025 (3.87%) QA
2 456 (1.72%) SLA
3 415 (1.57%) Data Quality
4 202 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 133 (0.50%) PCI DSS
6 114 (0.43%) ISO 9001
7 39 (0.15%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 35 (0.13%) SEPA
9 33 (0.12%) GDPR
10 31 (0.12%) Basel III
11 30 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 29 (0.11%) PMO
13 28 (0.11%) HL7
14 27 (0.10%) Disclosure Scotland
15 24 (0.091%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 19 (0.072%) MiFID
17 15 (0.057%) Cyber Essentials
18 13 (0.049%) ISO 14001
19 12 (0.045%) ISO 22301
20 10 (0.038%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 1855 (7.01%) Active Directory
2 915 (3.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 690 (2.61%) Hyper-V
4 333 (1.26%) vSphere
5 326 (1.23%) Docker
6 244 (0.92%) XenApp
7 208 (0.79%) VMware ESXi
8 124 (0.47%) Virtual Machines
9 101 (0.38%) XenDesktop
10 64 (0.24%) Virtual Servers
11 59 (0.22%) Oracle RAC
12 58 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
13 57 (0.22%) Terminal Services
14 52 (0.20%) XenServer
15 40 (0.15%) KVM
16 36 (0.14%) VMware Workstation
17 35 (0.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 32 (0.12%) HDFS
19 25 (0.094%) vCloud
20 23 (0.087%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 460 (1.74%) Puppet
2 377 (1.43%) Opscode Chef
3 308 (1.16%) SCCM
4 290 (1.10%) Ansible
5 209 (0.79%) Kibana
6 192 (0.73%) SCOM
7 158 (0.60%) WSUS
8 141 (0.53%) Nagios
9 103 (0.39%) Opsview
10 98 (0.37%) Failover Clustering
11 89 (0.34%) vCenter Server
12 88 (0.33%) Microsoft Clustering
13 86 (0.33%) Backup Exec
14 78 (0.29%) Business Desktop Deployment
15 75 (0.28%) Control-M
15 75 (0.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
16 70 (0.26%) logstash
17 68 (0.26%) Salt
18 64 (0.24%) ZABBIX
19 59 (0.22%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 9984 (37.74%) Microsoft
2 3596 (13.59%) Oracle
3 1547 (5.85%) VMware
4 811 (3.07%) Tableau
5 717 (2.71%) SAP
6 710 (2.68%) Cisco
7 579 (2.19%) Citrix
8 577 (2.18%) Google
9 496 (1.87%) IBM
10 425 (1.61%) Facebook
11 415 (1.57%) Sitecore
12 410 (1.55%) HP
13 360 (1.36%) Sybase
14 356 (1.35%) Xamarin
15 264 (1.00%) Cognos
16 253 (0.96%) NetApp
17 234 (0.88%) Splunk
18 195 (0.74%) Apple
19 192 (0.73%) Informatica
20 184 (0.70%) Salesforce.com
Gatwick, West Sussex
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Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits package
Posted: 12 hours ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Ashdown IT
Salary: £30000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Optima Connections
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Venturi
Salary: £30000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + bonus and full benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 18 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £30000.00 - £42000.00 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Havant, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Sidcup, Kent
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000-45,000
Posted: 12 hours ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Posted: 19 hours ago
Warwickshire
Oscar
Salary: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Basildon, Essex
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Greater Manchester
Resource Group
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Cloud Computing International
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Tiro Partners
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + benefits & bonus!
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Revolution Technology
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Kent
Premier Group Recruitment
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Robert Walters
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Oscar
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Big Wednesday Digital Ltd
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 5 hours ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Hull, North Humberside
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Venturi
Salary: £55000 - £65000.00 per annum + full benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Bedfordshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago