Period
to 25 July 2021

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with an option to work from home (WFH) and 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 25 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
25 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 26 22 23
Rank change year-on-year -4 +1 -12
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 1,986 536 795
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 8.76% 9.84% 9.85%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 29.18% 33.54% 32.91%
Number of salaries quoted 1,759 469 752
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,650 £33,750
25th Percentile £38,250 £37,500 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £66,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £73,750 £77,375
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 WFH option and a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
Work from Home
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 6,805 1,598 2,416
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 30.03% 29.35% 29.92%
Number of salaries quoted 5,370 1,402 2,172
10th Percentile £35,000 £34,000 £33,750
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
75th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £73,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,000
% change year-on-year - +5.77% +4.00%

SQL Server
Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

Job vacancies with a work from home option citing SQL Server as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

SQL Server trend for jobs with a WFH option

SQL Server
Salary Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

3-month moving average salary quoted in job vacancies with a work from home option citing SQL Server.

SQL Server salary trend for jobs with a WFH option

SQL Server
Salary Histogram for Jobs with a WFH Option

Salary distribution for jobs with a work from home option citing SQL Server over the 6 months to 25 July 2021.

SQL Server salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 25 July 2021, SQL Server job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent jobs with a WFH option and a requirement for SQL Server.

1 1,059 (53.32%) SQL
2 994 (50.05%) .NET
3 985 (49.60%) C#
4 968 (48.74%) Azure
5 804 (40.48%) Microsoft
6 670 (33.74%) Agile Software Development
7 643 (32.38%) JavaScript
8 479 (24.12%) ASP.NET
9 476 (23.97%) DevOps
10 427 (21.50%) MVC
11 414 (20.85%) HTML
12 401 (20.19%) AngularJS
13 393 (19.79%) CSS
14 383 (19.28%) React
15 374 (18.83%) .NET Core
16 330 (16.62%) Social Skills
17 324 (16.31%) Finance
18 319 (16.06%) T-SQL
19 316 (15.91%) Windows
20 315 (15.86%) Business Intelligence
21 290 (14.60%) AWS
22 279 (14.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
22 279 (14.05%) jQuery
23 276 (13.90%) .NET Framework
24 275 (13.85%) Git (software)
25 260 (13.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
26 248 (12.49%) Scrum
27 235 (11.83%) MySQL
28 233 (11.73%) Power Platform
29 229 (11.53%) REST

SQL Server
Co-occurring IT Skills with a WFH Option 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
1 142 (7.15%) IIS
2 125 (6.29%) SharePoint
3 92 (4.63%) CMS
4 57 (2.87%) Umbraco
5 55 (2.77%) Elasticsearch
6 53 (2.67%) Apache
7 46 (2.32%) Sitecore CMS
8 42 (2.11%) EPiServer
9 39 (1.96%) Kentico
10 36 (1.81%) Confluence
11 32 (1.61%) Tomcat
12 25 (1.26%) WordPress
13 24 (1.21%) Headless CMS
14 21 (1.06%) BizTalk Server
14 21 (1.06%) MS Exchange
15 20 (1.01%) Apache Spark
16 15 (0.76%) WebLogic
17 11 (0.55%) JBoss
17 11 (0.55%) nginx
17 11 (0.55%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 105 (5.29%) Microsoft Excel
2 36 (1.81%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.10%) Chatbot
4 2 (0.10%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.10%) SPSS
5 1 (0.050%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.050%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.050%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.050%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.050%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 23 (1.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (0.76%) Dynamics AX
3 8 (0.40%) Sentinel
4 7 (0.35%) Sage 200
5 6 (0.30%) Elite 3E
6 5 (0.25%) NetSuite
6 5 (0.25%) Oracle Applications
7 4 (0.20%) Visualfiles
8 3 (0.15%) Infor M3
8 3 (0.15%) Payment Gateway
9 2 (0.10%) Remedy ITSM
9 2 (0.10%) Sage 50
9 2 (0.10%) Sage BI
9 2 (0.10%) Sage CRM
10 1 (0.050%) Dynamics NAV
10 1 (0.050%) FastStats
10 1 (0.050%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
10 1 (0.050%) Magento
10 1 (0.050%) SAP Business One
10 1 (0.050%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 968 (48.74%) Azure
2 290 (14.60%) AWS
3 233 (11.73%) Power Platform
4 141 (7.10%) SaaS
5 106 (5.34%) Serverless
6 101 (5.09%) Microsoft 365
7 69 (3.47%) Azure Data Factory
8 68 (3.42%) PaaS
9 67 (3.37%) GCP
10 56 (2.82%) GitHub
11 54 (2.72%) Azure Functions
12 51 (2.57%) Azure Active Directory
12 51 (2.57%) IaaS
13 46 (2.32%) Azure Service Bus
14 34 (1.71%) Snowflake
15 33 (1.66%) Dynamics 365
16 28 (1.41%) Azure Cosmos DB
16 28 (1.41%) Azure Logic Apps
17 27 (1.36%) Amazon S3
17 27 (1.36%) Azure Storage
Communications & Networking
1 56 (2.82%) DNS
2 47 (2.37%) Firewall
3 43 (2.17%) DHCP
4 35 (1.76%) SAN
5 31 (1.56%) VPN
6 26 (1.31%) Internet
7 24 (1.21%) TCP/IP
8 22 (1.11%) VLAN
9 20 (1.01%) HTTP
10 18 (0.91%) LAN
11 13 (0.65%) SSL
12 12 (0.60%) Skype
13 11 (0.55%) NAS
13 11 (0.55%) Unified Communications
13 11 (0.55%) VoIP
13 11 (0.55%) WAN
14 10 (0.50%) FTP
14 10 (0.50%) Intranet
14 10 (0.50%) PBX
15 9 (0.45%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 279 (14.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 260 (13.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 235 (11.83%) MySQL
4 224 (11.28%) Power BI
5 198 (9.97%) Data Warehouse
6 157 (7.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 135 (6.80%) Relational Database
8 132 (6.65%) PostgreSQL
9 125 (6.29%) Azure SQL Database
10 122 (6.14%) NoSQL
11 107 (5.39%) MongoDB
12 79 (3.98%) SQL Server 2012
13 74 (3.73%) SQL Server 2016
14 66 (3.32%) SQL Server 2019
15 60 (3.02%) Tableau
16 54 (2.72%) Oracle Database
17 51 (2.57%) Data Lake
18 46 (2.32%) RDBMS
19 43 (2.17%) Microsoft Analysis Services
20 42 (2.11%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 275 (13.85%) Git (software)
2 195 (9.82%) Visual Studio
3 75 (3.78%) Octopus Deploy
4 74 (3.73%) JIRA
5 69 (3.47%) Jenkins
5 69 (3.47%) Team Foundation Server
6 57 (2.87%) TeamCity
7 47 (2.37%) Visual Studio Team System
8 28 (1.41%) NUnit
9 24 (1.21%) ReSharper
10 19 (0.96%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 18 (0.91%) Maven
11 18 (0.91%) webpack
12 17 (0.86%) SpecFlow
13 16 (0.81%) Artifactory
13 16 (0.81%) RSpec
13 16 (0.81%) Selenium
14 15 (0.76%) Bitbucket
14 15 (0.76%) IntelliJ
15 13 (0.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 330 (16.62%) Social Skills
2 324 (16.31%) Finance
3 146 (7.35%) Analytical Skills
4 120 (6.04%) Marketing
5 63 (3.17%) Retail
6 57 (2.87%) Public Sector
7 49 (2.47%) Telecoms
8 35 (1.76%) Manufacturing
9 28 (1.41%) Banking
9 28 (1.41%) Law
10 25 (1.26%) Advertising
10 25 (1.26%) Electronics
11 24 (1.21%) Back Office
11 24 (1.21%) Presentation Skills
12 23 (1.16%) Legal
12 23 (1.16%) Local Government
13 18 (0.91%) Games
13 18 (0.91%) Organisational Skills
14 15 (0.76%) French Language
15 11 (0.55%) Documentation Skills
Job Titles
1 1,199 (60.37%) Developer
2 506 (25.48%) .NET Developer
3 361 (18.18%) C# Developer
4 274 (13.80%) Software Developer
5 265 (13.34%) Senior Developer
6 257 (12.94%) C# .NET Developer
7 163 (8.21%) SQL Developer
8 153 (7.70%) Analyst
9 118 (5.94%) Full Stack Developer
10 113 (5.69%) Senior .NET Developer
11 112 (5.64%) C# Software Developer
12 100 (5.04%) .NET Software Developer
13 93 (4.68%) DBA
14 78 (3.93%) Architect
15 77 (3.88%) SQL DBA
16 73 (3.68%) Lead Developer
16 73 (3.68%) PHP Developer
17 71 (3.58%) ASP.NET Developer
18 69 (3.47%) Software Engineer
19 68 (3.42%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 994 (50.05%) .NET
2 479 (24.12%) ASP.NET
3 414 (20.85%) HTML
4 401 (20.19%) AngularJS
5 393 (19.79%) CSS
6 383 (19.28%) React
7 374 (18.83%) .NET Core
8 279 (14.05%) jQuery
9 276 (13.90%) .NET Framework
10 229 (11.53%) REST
11 207 (10.42%) Web Services
12 180 (9.06%) ASP.NET MVC
13 176 (8.86%) ASP.NET Web API
14 149 (7.50%) Entity Framework
15 129 (6.50%) Node.js
16 127 (6.39%) HTML5
17 111 (5.59%) RESTful
17 111 (5.59%) Vue.js
18 108 (5.44%) XML
19 105 (5.29%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 92 (4.63%) Greenfield Project
2 70 (3.52%) Self-Motivation
3 67 (3.37%) Data Centre
4 60 (3.02%) User Experience
5 59 (2.97%) Enterprise Software
6 48 (2.42%) Public Cloud
7 42 (2.11%) Mobile App
8 40 (2.01%) Virtual Team
9 38 (1.91%) Management Information System
10 33 (1.66%) Hybrid Cloud
10 33 (1.66%) Replication
11 30 (1.51%) Clustering
12 20 (1.01%) Cloud Native
13 19 (0.96%) Driving Licence
14 18 (0.91%) Algorithms
15 16 (0.81%) Private Cloud
16 13 (0.65%) Data Structures
17 12 (0.60%) Legacy Systems
18 11 (0.55%) BYOD
18 11 (0.55%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 316 (15.91%) Windows
2 223 (11.23%) Linux
3 198 (9.97%) Windows Server
4 58 (2.92%) Unix
5 42 (2.11%) Windows Server 2016
6 39 (1.96%) Windows 10
7 38 (1.91%) Windows Server 2012
8 28 (1.41%) Android
9 22 (1.11%) Windows Server 2019
10 21 (1.06%) Apple iOS
11 17 (0.86%) Windows Server 2008
12 9 (0.45%) Windows 7
13 8 (0.40%) CentOS
14 6 (0.30%) Debian
15 5 (0.25%) Fedora
15 5 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 4 (0.20%) SUSE
16 4 (0.20%) zOS
17 3 (0.15%) HPUX
18 2 (0.10%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 670 (33.74%) Agile Software Development
2 476 (23.97%) DevOps
3 427 (21.50%) MVC
4 315 (15.86%) Business Intelligence
5 248 (12.49%) Scrum
6 225 (11.33%) Software Engineering
7 223 (11.23%) ETL
7 223 (11.23%) Microservices
8 189 (9.52%) Problem-Solving
9 168 (8.46%) Analytics
10 159 (8.01%) TDD
11 138 (6.95%) Migration
12 134 (6.75%) OOP
13 133 (6.70%) Unit Testing
14 128 (6.45%) OO
15 126 (6.34%) Computer Science
16 125 (6.29%) Web Development
17 117 (5.89%) Visualisation
18 116 (5.84%) Mentoring
19 114 (5.74%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 1,059 (53.32%) SQL
2 985 (49.60%) C#
3 643 (32.38%) JavaScript
4 319 (16.06%) T-SQL
5 174 (8.76%) Python
6 142 (7.15%) Java
7 139 (7.00%) PowerShell
8 127 (6.39%) TypeScript
9 118 (5.94%) PHP
10 70 (3.52%) VB.NET
11 66 (3.32%) Go
12 33 (1.66%) VB
13 32 (1.61%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 31 (1.56%) VBA
15 27 (1.36%) Bash Shell
16 24 (1.21%) C++
17 23 (1.16%) PL/SQL
18 22 (1.11%) ES6
18 22 (1.11%) Ruby
19 20 (1.01%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 203 (10.22%) Degree
2 95 (4.78%) Computer Science Degree
3 74 (3.73%) Microsoft Certification
4 51 (2.57%) Security Cleared
5 46 (2.32%) SC Cleared
6 30 (1.51%) MCSE
7 27 (1.36%) Cisco Certification
8 25 (1.26%) CCNA
9 19 (0.96%) MCSA
10 15 (0.76%) AWS Certification
11 14 (0.70%) HND
11 14 (0.70%) MCP
12 13 (0.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 11 (0.55%) CCNP
13 11 (0.55%) Numerate Degree
14 10 (0.50%) MCITP
15 9 (0.45%) MCTS
15 9 (0.45%) NCSIE
16 7 (0.35%) DV Cleared
17 6 (0.30%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 118 (5.94%) QA
2 42 (2.11%) Data Quality
3 34 (1.71%) Accessibility
4 31 (1.56%) GDPR
5 24 (1.21%) SLA
6 10 (0.50%) PCI DSS
7 5 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 4 (0.20%) HL7
9 2 (0.10%) COBIT
9 2 (0.10%) NIST
9 2 (0.10%) PMO
10 1 (0.050%) GRC
10 1 (0.050%) SOC 2
System Software
1 223 (11.23%) Docker
2 150 (7.55%) Active Directory
3 106 (5.34%) VMware Infrastructure
4 58 (2.92%) Hyper-V
5 17 (0.86%) Virtual Machines
6 14 (0.70%) vSphere
7 12 (0.60%) Virtual Desktop
8 9 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
9 8 (0.40%) HDFS
10 7 (0.35%) KVM
10 7 (0.35%) XenDesktop
11 6 (0.30%) iptables
11 6 (0.30%) QEMU
11 6 (0.30%) XenApp
12 5 (0.25%) Oracle RAC
13 4 (0.20%) VMware Server
14 3 (0.15%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 3 (0.15%) DFS Replication
14 3 (0.15%) vCloud
14 3 (0.15%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 110 (5.54%) Kubernetes
2 90 (4.53%) Terraform
3 56 (2.82%) Ansible
4 47 (2.37%) Puppet
5 42 (2.11%) Microsoft Intune
6 31 (1.56%) Opscode Chef
6 31 (1.56%) SCCM
7 18 (0.91%) HAProxy
7 18 (0.91%) Rancher
8 11 (0.55%) Failover Clustering
9 9 (0.45%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 9 (0.45%) WSUS
10 8 (0.40%) Icinga
10 8 (0.40%) ZABBIX
11 7 (0.35%) Oracle RMAN
11 7 (0.35%) vCenter Server
12 6 (0.30%) Galera Cluster
12 6 (0.30%) Microsoft Clustering
13 5 (0.25%) HP Fortify
13 5 (0.25%) SCOM
Vendors
1 804 (40.48%) Microsoft
2 199 (10.02%) Oracle
3 121 (6.09%) VMware
4 75 (3.78%) Google
5 64 (3.22%) Zend
6 51 (2.57%) Cisco
7 49 (2.47%) SAP
7 49 (2.47%) Sitecore
8 40 (2.01%) Databricks
9 36 (1.81%) Xamarin
10 33 (1.66%) Salesforce.com
11 26 (1.31%) Informatica
12 24 (1.21%) HP
13 20 (1.01%) Citrix
14 18 (0.91%) Atlassian
14 18 (0.91%) Meraki
14 18 (0.91%) Veeam
15 13 (0.65%) NetApp
15 13 (0.65%) Nimble Storage
16 12 (0.60%) IBM