Period
to 16 January 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 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 16 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Yorkshire > West Yorkshire
6 months to
16 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 20 15 10
Rank change year-on-year -5 -5 -1
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 187 494 659
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 8.68% 12.19% 13.69%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 31.91% 50.05% 55.94%
Number of salaries quoted 195 490 618
Median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £32,350 £30,900 £30,000
90th Percentile £62,000 £61,000 £56,250
Yorkshire median annual salary £44,000 £44,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year -1.12% +5.95% -1.18%

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 advertised in West Yorkshire with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
West Yorkshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 586 987 1,178
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 27.19% 24.36% 24.48%
Number of salaries quoted 514 844 1,004
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £43,625
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +8.88% -0.85%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £64,750 £58,750
Yorkshire median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

Job postings citing SQL Server as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server in West Yorkshire

SQL Server
Salary Trend in West Yorkshire

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing SQL Server in West Yorkshire.

Salary trend for SQL Server in West Yorkshire

SQL Server
Salary Histogram in West Yorkshire

Salary distribution for jobs citing SQL Server in West Yorkshire over the 6 months to 16 January 2021.

Salary histogram for SQL Server in West Yorkshire

SQL Server
Job Locations in West Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server within the West Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 16 January 2021. 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
Leeds -9 128 £46,750 +3.89% 24
Bradford +3 24 £42,500 - 12
Wakefield 0 14 £35,000 -10.26% 7
Keighley - 6 £43,000 -
Huddersfield +1 2 £46,250 +2.78% 2
Pontefract - 2 £41,000 - 1
Otley +7 1 - -
Batley +4 1 £52,500 +10.53%
Halifax -3 1 £55,000 +15.79% 1
SQL Server
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 16 January 2021, 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 across the West Yorkshire region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 99 (52.94%) Azure
2 89 (47.59%) SQL
3 79 (42.25%) Microsoft
4 77 (41.18%) .NET
5 75 (40.11%) C#
6 65 (34.76%) Agile Software Development
7 60 (32.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 55 (29.41%) Business Intelligence
9 46 (24.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 38 (20.32%) MVC
11 37 (19.79%) T-SQL
12 35 (18.72%) .NET Core
13 34 (18.18%) DevOps
14 33 (17.65%) Data Warehouse
15 30 (16.04%) Windows
16 29 (15.51%) JavaScript
17 27 (14.44%) CSS
17 27 (14.44%) .NET Framework
18 24 (12.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 24 (12.83%) Git (software)
18 24 (12.83%) ASP.NET
19 23 (12.30%) Power Platform
20 22 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
20 22 (11.76%) Finance
20 22 (11.76%) ITIL
21 21 (11.23%) HTML
21 21 (11.23%) ETL
21 21 (11.23%) Unit Testing
21 21 (11.23%) Office 365
22 20 (10.70%) AngularJS

SQL Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in West Yorkshire 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 7 (3.74%) IIS
2 4 (2.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 4 (2.14%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.60%) Apache
3 3 (1.60%) Apache Spark
3 3 (1.60%) Apache Synapse
3 3 (1.60%) Umbraco
4 2 (1.07%) CMS
4 2 (1.07%) Confluence
4 2 (1.07%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.53%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.53%) Kentico
Applications
1 6 (3.21%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.60%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.07%) Visualfiles
2 1 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 99 (52.94%) Azure
2 23 (12.30%) Power Platform
3 21 (11.23%) Office 365
4 20 (10.70%) AWS
5 7 (3.74%) Azure Data Factory
6 6 (3.21%) NuGet
7 3 (1.60%) Amazon Kinesis
7 3 (1.60%) Azure Functions
7 3 (1.60%) Dynamics 365
7 3 (1.60%) PaaS
7 3 (1.60%) SaaS
7 3 (1.60%) Serverless
8 2 (1.07%) GCP
8 2 (1.07%) GitHub
8 2 (1.07%) IaaS
8 2 (1.07%) Power Automate
8 2 (1.07%) Slack
9 1 (0.53%) Azure Machine Learning
9 1 (0.53%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 11 (5.88%) Firewall
2 6 (3.21%) DHCP
2 6 (3.21%) DNS
3 5 (2.67%) LAN
3 5 (2.67%) WAN
4 3 (1.60%) TCP/IP
4 3 (1.60%) VLAN
4 3 (1.60%) Wireless
5 2 (1.07%) Skype
6 1 (0.53%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (32.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 46 (24.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 33 (17.65%) Data Warehouse
4 24 (12.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 17 (9.09%) Power BI
6 15 (8.02%) MongoDB
7 10 (5.35%) Azure SQL Database
8 9 (4.81%) SQL Server 2016
9 8 (4.28%) Amazon Redshift
9 8 (4.28%) Relational Database
10 7 (3.74%) Data Lake
10 7 (3.74%) Hadoop
11 6 (3.21%) Amazon Athena
11 6 (3.21%) Amazon RDS
11 6 (3.21%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
11 6 (3.21%) Cosmos DB
11 6 (3.21%) QlikView
11 6 (3.21%) Tableau
12 5 (2.67%) Apache Cassandra
12 5 (2.67%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 24 (12.83%) Git (software)
2 15 (8.02%) Team Foundation Server
3 14 (7.49%) SpecFlow
4 10 (5.35%) Visual Studio
5 7 (3.74%) Selenium
6 5 (2.67%) NUnit
6 5 (2.67%) SonarQube
6 5 (2.67%) TeamCity
7 4 (2.14%) Bitbucket
7 4 (2.14%) Cucumber
7 4 (2.14%) JIRA
7 4 (2.14%) Visual Studio Team System
8 3 (1.60%) WebDriver
9 2 (1.07%) gulp
9 2 (1.07%) Octopus Deploy
9 2 (1.07%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 2 (1.07%) webpack
10 1 (0.53%) GitLab
10 1 (0.53%) Newman
10 1 (0.53%) Postman
General
1 22 (11.76%) Finance
2 16 (8.56%) Public Sector
3 13 (6.95%) Retail
4 4 (2.14%) Legal
4 4 (2.14%) Marketing
5 3 (1.60%) Games
5 3 (1.60%) Housing Association
Job Titles
1 78 (41.71%) Developer
2 23 (12.30%) DBA
3 22 (11.76%) .NET Developer
3 22 (11.76%) Analyst
3 22 (11.76%) Senior Developer
4 21 (11.23%) Architect
4 21 (11.23%) SQL DBA
5 18 (9.63%) Administrator
5 18 (9.63%) C# Developer
6 17 (9.09%) Software Developer
7 15 (8.02%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 13 (6.95%) .NET Architect
8 13 (6.95%) C# .NET Developer
9 12 (6.42%) Senior .NET Developer
10 10 (5.35%) Business Developer
10 10 (5.35%) Test Analyst
11 9 (4.81%) C# Architect
11 9 (4.81%) Senior C# Developer
11 9 (4.81%) SQL Developer
12 8 (4.28%) Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (41.18%) .NET
2 35 (18.72%) .NET Core
3 27 (14.44%) .NET Framework
3 27 (14.44%) CSS
4 24 (12.83%) ASP.NET
5 21 (11.23%) HTML
6 20 (10.70%) AngularJS
7 18 (9.63%) ASP.NET Web API
8 16 (8.56%) Web Services
9 14 (7.49%) React
10 12 (6.42%) jQuery
10 12 (6.42%) Vue.js
11 11 (5.88%) XML
12 10 (5.35%) ASP.NET MVC
13 9 (4.81%) CSS3
13 9 (4.81%) Kafka
14 8 (4.28%) Entity Framework
15 7 (3.74%) HTML5
15 7 (3.74%) JSON
15 7 (3.74%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 22 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (6.42%) Self-Motivation
3 10 (5.35%) Enterprise Software
4 9 (4.81%) Greenfield Project
5 6 (3.21%) Mobile App
5 6 (3.21%) User Experience
6 5 (2.67%) Hybrid Cloud
7 4 (2.14%) Data Structures
7 4 (2.14%) NHS
8 3 (1.60%) Data Centre
8 3 (1.60%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.60%) Replication
9 2 (1.07%) Clustering
9 2 (1.07%) Linux Command Line
10 1 (0.53%) FMCG
10 1 (0.53%) PACS
10 1 (0.53%) PlayStation
Operating Systems
1 30 (16.04%) Windows
2 7 (3.74%) Windows Server
3 4 (2.14%) Linux
4 3 (1.60%) Windows 10
4 3 (1.60%) Windows Server 2016
5 2 (1.07%) Unix
6 1 (0.53%) Android
6 1 (0.53%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.53%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.53%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (34.76%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (29.41%) Business Intelligence
3 38 (20.32%) MVC
4 34 (18.18%) DevOps
5 22 (11.76%) ITIL
6 21 (11.23%) ETL
6 21 (11.23%) Unit Testing
7 20 (10.70%) Mentoring
7 20 (10.70%) Test Automation
8 19 (10.16%) Scrum
9 18 (9.63%) Change Management
10 17 (9.09%) Microservices
10 17 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
10 17 (9.09%) Software Engineering
11 14 (7.49%) SDLC
12 12 (6.42%) Analytics
12 12 (6.42%) BDD
12 12 (6.42%) Stakeholder Management
12 12 (6.42%) TDD
13 9 (4.81%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 89 (47.59%) SQL
2 75 (40.11%) C#
3 37 (19.79%) T-SQL
4 29 (15.51%) JavaScript
5 14 (7.49%) PowerShell
6 13 (6.95%) VB
7 11 (5.88%) Python
8 4 (2.14%) Bash Shell
8 4 (2.14%) VB.NET
9 2 (1.07%) Java
9 2 (1.07%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.53%) Apple Swift
10 1 (0.53%) Kotlin
10 1 (0.53%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.53%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.53%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.53%) VBA
Qualifications
1 11 (5.88%) Degree
2 5 (2.67%) ISEB
2 5 (2.67%) ISTQB
3 3 (1.60%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (1.60%) Numerate Degree
4 2 (1.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (1.07%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (1.07%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.07%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.53%) CCNA
5 1 (0.53%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.53%) MCSA
5 1 (0.53%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.74%) QA
2 5 (2.67%) Data Quality
2 5 (2.67%) SLA
3 1 (0.53%) HL7
3 1 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 15 (8.02%) Docker
2 8 (4.28%) Active Directory
3 6 (3.21%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.60%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (3.21%) Terraform
2 5 (2.67%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.53%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 79 (42.25%) Microsoft
2 14 (7.49%) Oracle
3 7 (3.74%) VMware
4 6 (3.21%) Databricks
5 4 (2.14%) Splunk
5 4 (2.14%) Veeam
6 3 (1.60%) Mitel
7 2 (1.07%) Confluent
7 2 (1.07%) Informatica
7 2 (1.07%) SAP
7 2 (1.07%) ShoreTel
7 2 (1.07%) Talend
8 1 (0.53%) Apple
8 1 (0.53%) Asigra
8 1 (0.53%) Cisco
8 1 (0.53%) DevExpress
8 1 (0.53%) Dynatrace
8 1 (0.53%) IBM
8 1 (0.53%) Meraki
8 1 (0.53%) Salesforce.com