Period
to 22 October 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 22 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
UK
6 months to
22 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 11 12 6
Rank change year-on-year +1 -6 -1
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 24866 27563 35704
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.27% 14.53% 16.33%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 46.78% 49.05% 51.71%
Number of salaries quoted 21654 24540 31732
UK median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +2.41%
10th Percentile £29,000 £27,810 £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 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 53154 56190 69051
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 30.50% 29.63% 31.58%
Number of salaries quoted 43667 47838 58226
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,750 £28,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% -

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 22 October 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 22 October 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 +1 23288 £45,000 - 1217
UK excluding London 0 15494 £40,000 - 895
London 0 8924 £55,000 +4.76% 365
South East 0 4616 £42,500 - 267
North of England -4 4018 £40,000 - 261
Midlands 0 2340 £40,000 +6.67% 159
North West -3 2298 £40,000 - 141
East of England 0 1690 £44,000 +3.53% 74
South West +3 1680 £40,000 +6.67% 89
West Midlands -1 1525 £40,000 +6.67% 91
Yorkshire -1 1522 £41,250 +3.13% 101
Scotland 0 823 £40,000 - 25
East Midlands -4 814 £40,000 - 68
Wales +1 285 £37,500 +7.14% 16
North East 0 192 £38,959 -2.60% 19
Northern Ireland 0 75 £31,000 -22.50% 3
Isle of Man -5 2 £55,000 +29.41% 1

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 13786 (55.44%) .NET
2 13262 (53.33%) C#
3 12560 (50.51%) SQL
4 9833 (39.54%) Agile Software Development
5 9508 (38.24%) Microsoft
6 8919 (35.87%) ASP.NET
7 8521 (34.27%) MVC
8 7476 (30.07%) JavaScript
9 6366 (25.60%) HTML
10 5721 (23.01%) ASP.NET MVC
11 5525 (22.22%) Finance
12 5451 (21.92%) CSS
13 5411 (21.76%) Windows
14 5007 (20.14%) TDD
15 4724 (19.00%) T-SQL
16 4130 (16.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 4006 (16.11%) AngularJS
18 3908 (15.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 3875 (15.58%) Business Intelligence
20 3750 (15.08%) Scrum
21 3701 (14.88%) .NET Framework
22 3553 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
23 3550 (14.28%) ASP.NET Web API
24 3494 (14.05%) WCF
25 3373 (13.56%) Oracle
26 3310 (13.31%) jQuery
27 3127 (12.58%) Degree
28 3037 (12.21%) Web Services
29 2483 (9.99%) BDD
30 2469 (9.93%) ASP.NET MVC 5

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 1717 (6.91%) IIS
2 1416 (5.69%) SharePoint
3 824 (3.31%) MS Exchange
4 718 (2.89%) CMS
5 555 (2.23%) Apache
6 550 (2.21%) Tomcat
7 463 (1.86%) BizTalk Server
7 463 (1.86%) Elasticsearch
8 359 (1.44%) Umbraco
9 295 (1.19%) JBoss
10 275 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2010
11 260 (1.05%) Sitecore CMS
12 243 (0.98%) SharePoint 2013
13 241 (0.97%) Confluence
14 235 (0.95%) WebSphere
15 212 (0.85%) Apache Spark
16 198 (0.80%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 194 (0.78%) EPiServer
18 193 (0.78%) SAS
18 193 (0.78%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1149 (4.62%) Microsoft Excel
2 715 (2.88%) Microsoft Office
3 133 (0.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 133 (0.53%) MS Visio
4 77 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
5 59 (0.24%) SPSS
6 52 (0.21%) Photoshop
7 41 (0.16%) Microsoft Project
8 21 (0.084%) Adobe Illustrator
9 19 (0.076%) InfoPath
10 6 (0.024%) SOLIDWORKS
10 6 (0.024%) S-PLUS
11 5 (0.020%) Fireworks
11 5 (0.020%) OmniGraffle
12 4 (0.016%) Chatbot
12 4 (0.016%) EngageOne
12 4 (0.016%) Stata
13 2 (0.008%) SPSS Modeler
14 1 (0.004%) Acrobat
14 1 (0.004%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 490 (1.97%) Dynamics CRM
2 211 (0.85%) Dynamics AX
3 163 (0.66%) Dynamics NAV
4 63 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
5 60 (0.24%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 46 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
7 39 (0.16%) Adobe Campaign
8 35 (0.14%) Dynamics GP
9 32 (0.13%) Eloqua
10 28 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 26 (0.10%) Endur
11 26 (0.10%) Markit EDM
12 25 (0.10%) SAP BPC
12 25 (0.10%) SAP Hybris
13 21 (0.084%) Visualfiles
14 19 (0.076%) JDE EnterpriseOne
14 19 (0.076%) Siebel CRM
15 18 (0.072%) Magento
15 18 (0.072%) NetSuite
15 18 (0.072%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 3553 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 1666 (6.70%) Amazon AWS
3 713 (2.87%) Office 365
4 666 (2.68%) SaaS
5 368 (1.48%) GitHub
6 292 (1.17%) IaaS
7 269 (1.08%) PaaS
8 218 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
9 132 (0.53%) Dynamics 365
10 123 (0.49%) Azure Active Directory
11 118 (0.47%) npm
12 111 (0.45%) Google Play
13 95 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
14 94 (0.38%) Google Cloud Platform
15 93 (0.37%) Azure Machine Learning
16 80 (0.32%) Azure Data Factory
17 72 (0.29%) Google Analytics
18 54 (0.22%) Amazon S3
18 54 (0.22%) AWS CloudFormation
19 40 (0.16%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 851 (3.42%) Firewall
2 820 (3.30%) Internet
3 637 (2.56%) DNS
4 579 (2.33%) SAN
5 441 (1.77%) TCP/IP
6 419 (1.69%) DHCP
7 392 (1.58%) WAN
8 339 (1.36%) LAN
9 337 (1.36%) VPN
10 278 (1.12%) HTTP
11 202 (0.81%) Intranet
12 199 (0.80%) VoIP
13 171 (0.69%) VLAN
14 162 (0.65%) Skype
15 150 (0.60%) SSL
16 120 (0.48%) NAS
17 108 (0.43%) Broadband
18 98 (0.39%) Network Security
19 93 (0.37%) Wireless
20 91 (0.37%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4130 (16.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3908 (15.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2371 (9.54%) Data Warehouse
4 2329 (9.37%) SQL Server 2008
5 2305 (9.27%) SQL Server 2014
6 2132 (8.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2057 (8.27%) SQL Server 2016
8 1897 (7.63%) NoSQL
9 1861 (7.48%) SQL Server 2012
10 1845 (7.42%) Relational Database
11 1757 (7.07%) MySQL
12 1145 (4.60%) MongoDB
13 1081 (4.35%) Power BI
14 728 (2.93%) RDBMS
15 709 (2.85%) Big Data
16 631 (2.54%) SQL Server 2005
17 588 (2.36%) Oracle Database
18 570 (2.29%) PostgreSQL
19 512 (2.06%) QlikView
20 461 (1.85%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 2353 (9.46%) Git (software)
2 2315 (9.31%) Visual Studio
3 1980 (7.96%) Team Foundation Server
4 1261 (5.07%) NUnit
5 1060 (4.26%) JIRA
6 959 (3.86%) Subversion
7 904 (3.64%) TeamCity
8 655 (2.63%) Jenkins
9 633 (2.55%) Rhino Mocks
10 539 (2.17%) Moq
11 523 (2.10%) Octopus Deploy
12 510 (2.05%) Selenium
13 438 (1.76%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 379 (1.52%) MSTest
15 257 (1.03%) SpecFlow
16 249 (1.00%) Maven
17 240 (0.97%) JUnit
18 201 (0.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 189 (0.76%) Bitbucket
20 131 (0.53%) Mercurial
General
1 5525 (22.22%) Finance
2 1668 (6.71%) Banking
3 1147 (4.61%) Retail
4 1064 (4.28%) Marketing
5 763 (3.07%) Games
6 669 (2.69%) Investment Banking
7 634 (2.55%) Advertising
8 613 (2.47%) Telecoms
9 508 (2.04%) Legal
10 496 (1.99%) Manufacturing
11 381 (1.53%) Front Office
12 348 (1.40%) Retail Banking
13 311 (1.25%) Electronics
14 280 (1.13%) Back Office
15 266 (1.07%) Law
16 206 (0.83%) Financial Institution
17 164 (0.66%) Music Industry
18 153 (0.62%) Publishing
19 120 (0.48%) Automotive
20 110 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 15081 (60.65%) Developer
2 7782 (31.30%) .NET Developer
3 5461 (21.96%) C# Developer
4 3852 (15.49%) C# .NET Developer
5 2537 (10.20%) SQL Developer
6 2321 (9.33%) Senior Developer
7 2256 (9.07%) Analyst
8 2168 (8.72%) ASP.NET Developer
9 2038 (8.20%) Software Developer
10 1887 (7.59%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 1459 (5.87%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
12 1377 (5.54%) DBA
13 1169 (4.70%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 1128 (4.54%) Senior .NET Developer
15 1112 (4.47%) .NET Software Developer
16 1062 (4.27%) SQL DBA
17 1051 (4.23%) C# Software Developer
18 942 (3.79%) Junior
19 933 (3.75%) Administrator
20 917 (3.69%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13786 (55.44%) .NET
2 8919 (35.87%) ASP.NET
3 6366 (25.60%) HTML
4 5721 (23.01%) ASP.NET MVC
5 5451 (21.92%) CSS
6 4006 (16.11%) AngularJS
7 3701 (14.88%) .NET Framework
8 3550 (14.28%) ASP.NET Web API
9 3494 (14.05%) WCF
10 3310 (13.31%) jQuery
11 3037 (12.21%) Web Services
12 2469 (9.93%) ASP.NET MVC 5
13 2280 (9.17%) Entity Framework
14 2264 (9.10%) RESTful
15 2181 (8.77%) HTML5
16 2048 (8.24%) XML
17 1936 (7.79%) WPF
18 1855 (7.46%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 1772 (7.13%) Node.js
20 1367 (5.50%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 1790 (7.20%) Analytical Skills
2 1742 (7.01%) Computer Science
3 1488 (5.98%) Greenfield Project
4 806 (3.24%) Enterprise Software
5 791 (3.18%) User Experience
6 634 (2.55%) Fintech
7 624 (2.51%) Management Information System
8 585 (2.35%) Clustering
9 553 (2.22%) Mobile App
10 463 (1.86%) Replication
11 354 (1.42%) Data Centre
12 301 (1.21%) Client/Server
13 276 (1.11%) Data Structures
14 259 (1.04%) Hedge funds
15 218 (0.88%) Algorithms
16 192 (0.77%) N-Tier
17 190 (0.76%) iPad
18 179 (0.72%) Social Network
19 177 (0.71%) Fixed Income
20 175 (0.70%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 5411 (21.76%) Windows
2 2267 (9.12%) Windows Server
3 1772 (7.13%) Linux
4 909 (3.66%) Windows Server 2012
5 902 (3.63%) Windows Server 2008
6 815 (3.28%) Unix
7 504 (2.03%) Android
8 469 (1.89%) Windows 7
9 370 (1.49%) Windows 10
10 345 (1.39%) Apple iOS
11 248 (1.00%) Windows Server 2003
12 163 (0.66%) Solaris
13 156 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 151 (0.61%) Windows 8
15 117 (0.47%) CentOS
16 108 (0.43%) Ubuntu
17 70 (0.28%) Windows XP
18 53 (0.21%) AIX
19 45 (0.18%) Mac OS X
19 45 (0.18%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9833 (39.54%) Agile Software Development
2 8521 (34.27%) MVC
3 5007 (20.14%) TDD
4 3875 (15.58%) Business Intelligence
5 3750 (15.08%) Scrum
6 2483 (9.99%) BDD
7 2460 (9.89%) Web Application Development
8 2391 (9.62%) OO
9 2331 (9.37%) Web Development
10 2146 (8.63%) ETL
11 2085 (8.38%) Continuous Integration
12 1827 (7.35%) Software Engineering
13 1778 (7.15%) SDLC
14 1526 (6.14%) Unit Testing
15 1449 (5.83%) ITIL
16 1387 (5.58%) DevOps
17 1368 (5.50%) Test Automation
18 1351 (5.43%) Analytics
19 1324 (5.32%) Performance Tuning
20 1280 (5.15%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 13262 (53.33%) C#
2 12560 (50.51%) SQL
3 7476 (30.07%) JavaScript
4 4724 (19.00%) T-SQL
5 2463 (9.91%) Java
6 1597 (6.42%) PowerShell
7 1363 (5.48%) VB.NET
8 1185 (4.77%) Ruby
9 995 (4.00%) Python
10 791 (3.18%) VB
11 665 (2.67%) PHP
12 637 (2.56%) C++
13 482 (1.94%) VBA
14 428 (1.72%) TypeScript
15 403 (1.62%) PL/SQL
16 335 (1.35%) C
17 322 (1.29%) Shell Script
18 316 (1.27%) R
19 241 (0.97%) Bash Shell
20 236 (0.95%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3127 (12.58%) Degree
2 1020 (4.10%) Microsoft Certification
3 796 (3.20%) Computer Science Degree
4 411 (1.65%) Security Cleared
5 383 (1.54%) MCSE
6 261 (1.05%) MCSA
7 244 (0.98%) SC Cleared
8 191 (0.77%) MCP
9 188 (0.76%) Cisco Certification
10 168 (0.68%) CCNA
11 136 (0.55%) MCITP
12 114 (0.46%) Numerate Degree
13 113 (0.45%) MCSD
13 113 (0.45%) MCTS
14 110 (0.44%) ITIL Certification
15 103 (0.41%) ISEB
16 96 (0.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 92 (0.37%) Master's Degree
18 73 (0.29%) MCAD
19 65 (0.26%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 985 (3.96%) QA
2 510 (2.05%) SLA
3 416 (1.67%) Data Quality
4 198 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 144 (0.58%) PCI DSS
6 116 (0.47%) ISO 9001
7 89 (0.36%) GDPR
8 55 (0.22%) SEPA
9 43 (0.17%) PMO
10 30 (0.12%) COBIT
11 29 (0.12%) Disclosure Scotland
12 26 (0.10%) MiFID
13 25 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 20 (0.080%) HL7
15 18 (0.072%) Cyber Essentials
16 13 (0.052%) EMIR
17 12 (0.048%) Basel III
17 12 (0.048%) ISO 9000
17 12 (0.048%) RosettaNet
18 11 (0.044%) GAMP
System Software
1 1814 (7.30%) Active Directory
2 969 (3.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 615 (2.47%) Hyper-V
4 395 (1.59%) Docker
5 322 (1.29%) vSphere
6 265 (1.07%) VMware ESXi
7 185 (0.74%) XenApp
8 133 (0.53%) Virtual Machines
9 102 (0.41%) XenDesktop
10 87 (0.35%) Virtual Servers
11 62 (0.25%) Oracle RAC
12 51 (0.21%) Terminal Services
13 47 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
14 43 (0.17%) VMware Workstation
15 41 (0.16%) HDFS
16 36 (0.14%) Virtual Desktop
17 35 (0.14%) KVM
18 30 (0.12%) Microsoft Virtual Server
19 26 (0.10%) XenServer
20 22 (0.088%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 451 (1.81%) Puppet
2 372 (1.50%) SCCM
3 355 (1.43%) Opscode Chef
4 316 (1.27%) Ansible
5 199 (0.80%) SCOM
6 180 (0.72%) Kibana
7 176 (0.71%) WSUS
8 130 (0.52%) Nagios
9 119 (0.48%) Microsoft Clustering
10 107 (0.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 101 (0.41%) Backup Exec
12 98 (0.39%) vCenter Server
13 93 (0.37%) Opsview
14 84 (0.34%) Business Desktop Deployment
15 77 (0.31%) ZABBIX
16 72 (0.29%) Oracle RMAN
17 60 (0.24%) Kubernetes
18 59 (0.24%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
19 58 (0.23%) Failover Clustering
20 50 (0.20%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 9508 (38.24%) Microsoft
2 3373 (13.56%) Oracle
3 1538 (6.19%) VMware
4 760 (3.06%) Tableau
5 706 (2.84%) Cisco
6 672 (2.70%) SAP
7 554 (2.23%) Google
8 519 (2.09%) Citrix
9 457 (1.84%) IBM
10 410 (1.65%) Sybase
11 402 (1.62%) Facebook
12 364 (1.46%) HP
13 350 (1.41%) Sitecore
14 312 (1.25%) Cognos
15 273 (1.10%) Xamarin
16 252 (1.01%) Splunk
17 179 (0.72%) EMC
18 178 (0.72%) NetApp
19 175 (0.70%) Informatica
20 173 (0.70%) Red Hat