Period
to 23 October 2020

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 23 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
23 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 21 25 10
Rank change year-on-year +4 -15 -4
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 636 660 1,258
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 9.71% 8.60% 16.16%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 31.33% 29.77% 47.36%
Number of salaries quoted 1,140 1,237 2,344
Median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £32,500 £33,900 £32,500
90th Percentile £71,250 £75,000 £76,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £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 2,030 2,217 2,656
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 31.01% 28.89% 34.11%
Number of salaries quoted 1,862 1,963 2,360
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% -0.50% +5.79%
10th Percentile £35,000 £33,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £83,750 £85,000 £80,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +4.17%

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 23 October 2020.

SQL Server salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 23 October 2020, 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.

1 330 (51.89%) C#
2 329 (51.73%) .NET
3 310 (48.74%) SQL
4 295 (46.38%) Azure
5 259 (40.72%) Microsoft
6 241 (37.89%) JavaScript
7 222 (34.91%) Agile Software Development
8 173 (27.20%) ASP.NET
9 169 (26.57%) CSS
10 166 (26.10%) HTML
11 162 (25.47%) AngularJS
12 160 (25.16%) MVC
13 154 (24.21%) DevOps
14 150 (23.58%) .NET Core
15 124 (19.50%) React
16 122 (19.18%) Windows
17 108 (16.98%) T-SQL
18 102 (16.04%) ASP.NET Web API
18 102 (16.04%) Git (software)
19 100 (15.72%) Scrum
20 93 (14.62%) Business Intelligence
21 88 (13.84%) jQuery
22 86 (13.52%) Microservices
23 84 (13.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
24 83 (13.05%) Finance
25 81 (12.74%) Oracle
25 81 (12.74%) Power Platform
26 80 (12.58%) Docker
27 79 (12.42%) Software Engineering
28 78 (12.26%) Python

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 49 (7.70%) SharePoint
2 35 (5.50%) IIS
3 33 (5.19%) Elasticsearch
4 25 (3.93%) Apache
5 14 (2.20%) CMS
5 14 (2.20%) Confluence
5 14 (2.20%) MS Exchange
6 13 (2.04%) Apache Airflow
7 12 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2010
8 11 (1.73%) Apache Spark
9 10 (1.57%) WordPress
10 8 (1.26%) Tomcat
11 7 (1.10%) Skype for Business
12 6 (0.94%) ColdFusion
12 6 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2013
13 5 (0.79%) Luigi
13 5 (0.79%) SharePoint 2010
14 4 (0.63%) Drupal
14 4 (0.63%) NServiceBus
14 4 (0.63%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 25 (3.93%) Microsoft Office
2 22 (3.46%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.31%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (0.31%) Fireworks
3 2 (0.31%) Inkscape
3 2 (0.31%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.31%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 34 (5.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (1.42%) iTrent
2 9 (1.42%) Northgate Housing
3 8 (1.26%) Distributed Ledger
3 8 (1.26%) Oracle Applications
3 8 (1.26%) R3 Corda
4 4 (0.63%) Elite 3E
4 4 (0.63%) Maximo
5 3 (0.47%) Aareon QL
6 2 (0.31%) JDE EnterpriseOne
6 2 (0.31%) JDE OneWorld
7 1 (0.16%) Adobe Campaign
7 1 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.16%) Dynamics GP
7 1 (0.16%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.16%) SAP CRM
7 1 (0.16%) SAP CS
7 1 (0.16%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.16%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 295 (46.38%) Azure
2 81 (12.74%) Power Platform
3 72 (11.32%) AWS
4 50 (7.86%) Office 365
5 28 (4.40%) PaaS
6 25 (3.93%) IaaS
7 23 (3.62%) Azure Active Directory
8 19 (2.99%) Dynamics 365
8 19 (2.99%) GCP
8 19 (2.99%) PowerApps
9 18 (2.83%) SaaS
10 17 (2.67%) Serverless
11 14 (2.20%) Cloud Computing
12 13 (2.04%) Power Automate
13 12 (1.89%) Amazon EC2
13 12 (1.89%) Slack
14 10 (1.57%) GitHub
15 9 (1.42%) iPaaS
16 8 (1.26%) Azure ExpressRoute
17 7 (1.10%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 22 (3.46%) DNS
2 20 (3.14%) Skype
3 15 (2.36%) Network Security
4 14 (2.20%) VPN
5 13 (2.04%) Firewall
6 11 (1.73%) DHCP
7 9 (1.42%) IPv4
7 9 (1.42%) IPv6
7 9 (1.42%) Remote Desktop
8 8 (1.26%) HTTP
9 7 (1.10%) SSH
10 6 (0.94%) SSL
10 6 (0.94%) Unified Communications
10 6 (0.94%) VoIP
11 5 (0.79%) TCP/IP
12 4 (0.63%) Internet
12 4 (0.63%) SAN
12 4 (0.63%) VLAN
13 2 (0.31%) AMQP
13 2 (0.31%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (13.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 60 (9.43%) Power BI
3 57 (8.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 55 (8.65%) MongoDB
5 49 (7.70%) MySQL
6 48 (7.55%) SQL Server 2012
7 47 (7.39%) Relational Database
8 46 (7.23%) NoSQL
9 45 (7.08%) PostgreSQL
10 43 (6.76%) Data Warehouse
11 36 (5.66%) Azure SQL Database
12 14 (2.20%) Big Data
12 14 (2.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 13 (2.04%) Hadoop
14 12 (1.89%) MariaDB
15 11 (1.73%) SQL Server 2017
15 11 (1.73%) Tableau
16 10 (1.57%) BigQuery
16 10 (1.57%) SQL Server 2019
17 9 (1.42%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 102 (16.04%) Git (software)
2 56 (8.81%) Team Foundation Server
3 39 (6.13%) Visual Studio
4 31 (4.87%) Jenkins
5 27 (4.25%) Octopus Deploy
6 21 (3.30%) JIRA
7 18 (2.83%) TeamCity
8 15 (2.36%) SpecFlow
8 15 (2.36%) Visual Studio Team System
9 13 (2.04%) Bitbucket
9 13 (2.04%) Selenium
10 11 (1.73%) IntelliJ
11 7 (1.10%) Cypress.io
11 7 (1.10%) Maven
11 7 (1.10%) NUnit
12 6 (0.94%) JUnit
12 6 (0.94%) Oracle Forms
13 5 (0.79%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 4 (0.63%) SonarQube
14 4 (0.63%) Subversion
General
1 83 (13.05%) Finance
2 22 (3.46%) Games
3 16 (2.52%) Public Sector
3 16 (2.52%) Retail
4 9 (1.42%) Banking
4 9 (1.42%) Social Housing
5 8 (1.26%) Electronics
6 6 (0.94%) Legal
6 6 (0.94%) Marketing
6 6 (0.94%) Telecoms
7 4 (0.63%) Advertising
7 4 (0.63%) Billing
7 4 (0.63%) Law
7 4 (0.63%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.47%) Housing Association
8 3 (0.47%) Investment Banking
8 3 (0.47%) Military
9 2 (0.31%) French Language
9 2 (0.31%) German Language
9 2 (0.31%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 356 (55.97%) Developer
2 132 (20.75%) .NET Developer
3 100 (15.72%) C# Developer
4 88 (13.84%) Senior Developer
5 79 (12.42%) Software Developer
6 66 (10.38%) C# .NET Developer
7 43 (6.76%) Analyst
8 33 (5.19%) Consultant
9 32 (5.03%) C# Software Developer
10 30 (4.72%) Full Stack Developer
10 30 (4.72%) Web Developer
11 28 (4.40%) Data Engineer
12 27 (4.25%) DevOps Engineer
12 27 (4.25%) Java Developer
13 26 (4.09%) SQL Developer
14 25 (3.93%) Architect
14 25 (3.93%) Software Engineer
15 24 (3.77%) Azure Developer
16 23 (3.62%) .NET Software Developer
17 22 (3.46%) Senior Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 329 (51.73%) .NET
2 173 (27.20%) ASP.NET
3 169 (26.57%) CSS
4 166 (26.10%) HTML
5 162 (25.47%) AngularJS
6 150 (23.58%) .NET Core
7 124 (19.50%) React
8 102 (16.04%) ASP.NET Web API
9 88 (13.84%) jQuery
10 77 (12.11%) Web Services
11 72 (11.32%) .NET Framework
12 64 (10.06%) REST
13 61 (9.59%) ASP.NET MVC
14 59 (9.28%) HTML5
15 54 (8.49%) RESTful
16 48 (7.55%) ASP.NET Core
17 42 (6.60%) Entity Framework
17 42 (6.60%) Kafka
18 39 (6.13%) JSON
18 39 (6.13%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 59 (9.28%) Analytical Skills
2 38 (5.97%) Mobile App
3 32 (5.03%) Greenfield Project
4 26 (4.09%) Data Centre
5 16 (2.52%) Public Cloud
6 14 (2.20%) Self-Motivation
6 14 (2.20%) User Experience
7 13 (2.04%) Clustering
8 12 (1.89%) Hybrid Cloud
8 12 (1.89%) Private Cloud
9 11 (1.73%) PlayStation
10 10 (1.57%) Management Information System
11 9 (1.42%) Replication
12 8 (1.26%) Data Structures
13 7 (1.10%) Virtual Team
14 5 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
15 4 (0.63%) Cloud Native
16 3 (0.47%) Fixed Income
16 3 (0.47%) iSeries
16 3 (0.47%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 122 (19.18%) Windows
2 60 (9.43%) Windows Server
3 50 (7.86%) Linux
4 13 (2.04%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (1.57%) CentOS
5 10 (1.57%) Fedora
5 10 (1.57%) Windows Server 2016
6 7 (1.10%) Unix
7 6 (0.94%) Windows 10
7 6 (0.94%) Windows Server 2019
8 3 (0.47%) Android
8 3 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.47%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.31%) AIX
9 2 (0.31%) Solaris
9 2 (0.31%) VMS
10 1 (0.16%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 222 (34.91%) Agile Software Development
2 160 (25.16%) MVC
3 154 (24.21%) DevOps
4 100 (15.72%) Scrum
5 93 (14.62%) Business Intelligence
6 86 (13.52%) Microservices
7 79 (12.42%) Software Engineering
8 76 (11.95%) TDD
9 60 (9.43%) Web Development
10 56 (8.81%) Problem-Solving
11 51 (8.02%) ETL
12 49 (7.70%) SDLC
13 48 (7.55%) Analytics
14 42 (6.60%) Continuous Integration
15 38 (5.97%) Visualisation
16 37 (5.82%) SOLID
17 36 (5.66%) Unit Testing
18 35 (5.50%) CRM
19 34 (5.35%) Test Automation
20 33 (5.19%) Fintech
Programming Languages
1 330 (51.89%) C#
2 310 (48.74%) SQL
3 241 (37.89%) JavaScript
4 108 (16.98%) T-SQL
5 78 (12.26%) Python
6 67 (10.53%) Java
7 52 (8.18%) PowerShell
8 41 (6.45%) TypeScript
9 29 (4.56%) PL/SQL
10 22 (3.46%) PHP
10 22 (3.46%) VB
11 17 (2.67%) VB.NET
12 14 (2.20%) Shell Script
13 10 (1.57%) F#
13 10 (1.57%) Kotlin
14 9 (1.42%) Go
15 7 (1.10%) Bash Shell
15 7 (1.10%) Scala
16 6 (0.94%) C++
16 6 (0.94%) R
Qualifications
1 59 (9.28%) Degree
2 45 (7.08%) Microsoft Certification
3 22 (3.46%) Computer Science Degree
4 21 (3.30%) MCSE
5 19 (2.99%) CCNA
5 19 (2.99%) Cisco Certification
6 16 (2.52%) MCP
6 16 (2.52%) SC Cleared
6 16 (2.52%) Security Cleared
7 7 (1.10%) MCSA
8 6 (0.94%) Microsoft Certified Architect
8 6 (0.94%) SSCP
9 4 (0.63%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (0.47%) MCITP
10 3 (0.47%) MCPD
10 3 (0.47%) MCTS
10 3 (0.47%) Sun Certification
11 2 (0.31%) ISEB
12 1 (0.16%) PMI Certification
12 1 (0.16%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (2.67%) QA
2 16 (2.52%) SLA
3 9 (1.42%) NIST
4 7 (1.10%) PMO
5 5 (0.79%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.63%) GDPR
7 3 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.47%) PSD2
8 1 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.16%) GAAP
8 1 (0.16%) HL7
8 1 (0.16%) IFRS
System Software
1 80 (12.58%) Docker
2 68 (10.69%) Active Directory
3 42 (6.60%) VMware Infrastructure
4 41 (6.45%) Hyper-V
5 12 (1.89%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (0.63%) Virtual Desktop
6 4 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.47%) Oracle RAC
7 3 (0.47%) VMware Workstation
7 3 (0.47%) vSphere
8 2 (0.31%) Xen
9 1 (0.16%) DFS Replication
9 1 (0.16%) GlusterFS
9 1 (0.16%) HDFS
9 1 (0.16%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.16%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.16%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 59 (9.28%) Kubernetes
2 18 (2.83%) Terraform
3 13 (2.04%) Microsoft Intune
3 13 (2.04%) SCCM
4 11 (1.73%) HAProxy
5 10 (1.57%) Ansible
6 9 (1.42%) Icinga
7 3 (0.47%) Data Guard
8 2 (0.31%) Graphite
8 2 (0.31%) Kibana
8 2 (0.31%) logstash
8 2 (0.31%) Microsoft Clustering
8 2 (0.31%) Nagios
8 2 (0.31%) NetIQ Identity Manager
8 2 (0.31%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 2 (0.31%) Oracle RMAN
8 2 (0.31%) Puppet
9 1 (0.16%) Failover Clustering
9 1 (0.16%) ITRS Geneos
9 1 (0.16%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 259 (40.72%) Microsoft
2 81 (12.74%) Oracle
3 51 (8.02%) VMware
4 19 (2.99%) Google
5 11 (1.73%) Xamarin
6 9 (1.42%) Cisco
6 9 (1.42%) Northgate
7 7 (1.10%) Citrix
8 6 (0.94%) Atlassian
8 6 (0.94%) Intapp
8 6 (0.94%) SAP
9 5 (0.79%) Databricks
9 5 (0.79%) Zend
10 3 (0.47%) ESRI
10 3 (0.47%) JD Edwards
10 3 (0.47%) MuleSoft
10 3 (0.47%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (0.47%) Sitecore
10 3 (0.47%) Telerik
10 3 (0.47%) TIBCO