Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 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
19 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 28 24 25
Rank change year-on-year -4 +1 -15
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2,261 605 659
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 8.21% 9.77% 8.64%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 28.88% 32.18% 29.55%
Number of salaries quoted 1,895 541 618
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,805 £33,750
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £50,000 £49,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +1.01% +1.02%
75th Percentile £67,500 £61,250 £63,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £71,250 £75,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -

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 7,830 1,880 2,230
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 28.43% 30.36% 29.23%
Number of salaries quoted 5,923 1,735 2,012
10th Percentile £36,250 £35,000 £33,750
25th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £40,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £53,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +12.15% +7.00% -2.91%
75th Percentile £76,250 £68,750 £71,250
90th Percentile £92,500 £82,500 £85,000
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%

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 19 October 2021.

SQL Server salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 1,195 (52.85%) C#
2 1,188 (52.54%) .NET
3 1,155 (51.08%) SQL
4 1,098 (48.56%) Azure
5 1,000 (44.23%) Microsoft
6 843 (37.28%) Agile Software Development
7 679 (30.03%) JavaScript
8 545 (24.10%) DevOps
9 540 (23.88%) ASP.NET
10 517 (22.87%) MVC
11 434 (19.20%) AngularJS
12 424 (18.75%) Social Skills
13 397 (17.56%) .NET Core
14 392 (17.34%) HTML
15 387 (17.12%) React
16 386 (17.07%) Windows
17 378 (16.72%) Full Stack Development
18 369 (16.32%) AWS
19 366 (16.19%) Business Intelligence
20 359 (15.88%) CSS
21 357 (15.79%) Git (software)
22 343 (15.17%) .NET Framework
23 321 (14.20%) Finance
24 313 (13.84%) T-SQL
25 302 (13.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
25 302 (13.36%) Power Platform
26 298 (13.18%) Scrum
27 291 (12.87%) Power BI
28 270 (11.94%) Web Services
28 270 (11.94%) Software Engineering

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
1 163 (7.21%) IIS
2 121 (5.35%) SharePoint
3 107 (4.73%) CMS
4 77 (3.41%) Elasticsearch
5 75 (3.32%) Umbraco
6 69 (3.05%) Sitecore CMS
7 63 (2.79%) EPiServer
8 58 (2.57%) Kentico
9 56 (2.48%) Confluence
10 51 (2.26%) Apache
11 46 (2.03%) Headless CMS
12 32 (1.42%) Apache Spark
13 31 (1.37%) Tomcat
14 30 (1.33%) BizTalk Server
15 24 (1.06%) MS Exchange
16 23 (1.02%) WordPress
17 17 (0.75%) SharePoint 2010
18 15 (0.66%) JBoss
19 11 (0.49%) WebLogic
20 10 (0.44%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 150 (6.63%) Microsoft Excel
2 50 (2.21%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
4 6 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.18%) InfoPath
5 4 (0.18%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.088%) Chatbot
6 2 (0.088%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.088%) SPSS
7 1 (0.044%) MadCap Flare
7 1 (0.044%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 37 (1.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (0.71%) Dynamics AX
3 13 (0.57%) Sage 200
4 7 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
4 7 (0.31%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 6 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
6 5 (0.22%) NetSuite
6 5 (0.22%) Oracle Applications
6 5 (0.22%) Sentinel
7 4 (0.18%) Payment Gateway
8 2 (0.088%) Distributed Ledger
8 2 (0.088%) FastStats
8 2 (0.088%) Maximo
8 2 (0.088%) nopCommerce
8 2 (0.088%) R3 Corda
8 2 (0.088%) Sage 50
8 2 (0.088%) Sage BI
8 2 (0.088%) Sage CRM
8 2 (0.088%) Visualfiles
9 1 (0.044%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1,098 (48.56%) Azure
2 369 (16.32%) AWS
3 302 (13.36%) Power Platform
4 181 (8.01%) SaaS
5 151 (6.68%) Serverless
6 129 (5.71%) Microsoft 365
7 86 (3.80%) Azure Data Factory
8 78 (3.45%) GCP
9 72 (3.18%) PaaS
10 68 (3.01%) Azure Functions
11 62 (2.74%) IaaS
12 55 (2.43%) Azure Service Bus
13 45 (1.99%) GitHub
14 42 (1.86%) Azure Storage
15 41 (1.81%) Azure Active Directory
16 40 (1.77%) Azure Cosmos DB
17 39 (1.72%) Dynamics 365
18 34 (1.50%) Snowflake
19 31 (1.37%) PowerApps
20 28 (1.24%) Azure Logic Apps
Communications & Networking
1 67 (2.96%) DNS
2 59 (2.61%) Firewall
3 44 (1.95%) DHCP
4 35 (1.55%) VPN
5 34 (1.50%) TCP/IP
6 31 (1.37%) Internet
7 28 (1.24%) VLAN
8 27 (1.19%) SAN
9 24 (1.06%) HTTP
10 20 (0.88%) IPv6
11 17 (0.75%) LAN
11 17 (0.75%) SSL
12 16 (0.71%) VoIP
12 16 (0.71%) WAN
13 15 (0.66%) NAS
14 12 (0.53%) Intranet
14 12 (0.53%) IPsec
15 11 (0.49%) Modbus
16 10 (0.44%) IPv4
17 8 (0.35%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 302 (13.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 291 (12.87%) Power BI
3 249 (11.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 243 (10.75%) MySQL
5 232 (10.26%) Data Warehouse
6 168 (7.43%) Relational Database
7 155 (6.86%) PostgreSQL
8 141 (6.24%) NoSQL
9 136 (6.02%) Azure SQL Database
10 124 (5.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 102 (4.51%) MongoDB
12 93 (4.11%) SQL Server 2016
13 85 (3.76%) SQL Server 2012
14 76 (3.36%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
15 69 (3.05%) Data Lake
15 69 (3.05%) RDBMS
16 58 (2.57%) SQL Server 2019
17 50 (2.21%) Big Data
17 50 (2.21%) Oracle Database
18 45 (1.99%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 357 (15.79%) Git (software)
2 227 (10.04%) Visual Studio
3 105 (4.64%) JIRA
4 90 (3.98%) Team Foundation Server
5 77 (3.41%) Octopus Deploy
6 75 (3.32%) Jenkins
7 66 (2.92%) TeamCity
8 47 (2.08%) ReSharper
9 40 (1.77%) NUnit
10 36 (1.59%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 34 (1.50%) Visual Studio Team System
12 33 (1.46%) Maven
13 32 (1.42%) Selenium
14 25 (1.11%) Gradle
14 25 (1.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 24 (1.06%) Bitbucket
16 23 (1.02%) Postman
17 21 (0.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 21 (0.93%) Moq
17 21 (0.93%) SpecFlow
General
1 424 (18.75%) Social Skills
2 321 (14.20%) Finance
3 178 (7.87%) Analytical Skills
4 124 (5.48%) Retail
5 106 (4.69%) Marketing
6 90 (3.98%) Public Sector
7 83 (3.67%) Banking
8 53 (2.34%) Publishing
9 47 (2.08%) Automotive
10 43 (1.90%) Manufacturing
10 43 (1.90%) Telecoms
11 33 (1.46%) Electronics
12 32 (1.42%) Advertising
13 27 (1.19%) Back Office
13 27 (1.19%) Law
13 27 (1.19%) Legal
14 25 (1.11%) Presentation Skills
15 22 (0.97%) Games
16 17 (0.75%) Local Government
16 17 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1,290 (57.05%) Developer
2 552 (24.41%) .NET Developer
3 379 (16.76%) C# Developer
4 320 (14.15%) Senior Developer
5 312 (13.80%) Software Developer
6 246 (10.88%) C# .NET Developer
7 160 (7.08%) SQL Developer
8 145 (6.41%) Senior .NET Developer
9 144 (6.37%) Analyst
10 143 (6.32%) Architect
11 139 (6.15%) C# Software Developer
12 134 (5.93%) .NET Software Developer
13 116 (5.13%) Full Stack Developer
14 93 (4.11%) Administrator
15 90 (3.98%) Software Engineer
16 84 (3.72%) DBA
17 80 (3.54%) Angular Developer
18 78 (3.45%) Azure Developer
19 73 (3.23%) SQL DBA
20 68 (3.01%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,188 (52.54%) .NET
2 540 (23.88%) ASP.NET
3 434 (19.20%) AngularJS
4 397 (17.56%) .NET Core
5 392 (17.34%) HTML
6 387 (17.12%) React
7 359 (15.88%) CSS
8 343 (15.17%) .NET Framework
9 270 (11.94%) Web Services
10 266 (11.76%) jQuery
11 222 (9.82%) REST
12 219 (9.69%) ASP.NET MVC
13 184 (8.14%) ASP.NET Web API
14 173 (7.65%) Node.js
15 167 (7.39%) Entity Framework
16 162 (7.16%) HTML5
17 147 (6.50%) RESTful
18 130 (5.75%) XML
19 118 (5.22%) WCF
20 115 (5.09%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 94 (4.16%) Greenfield Project
2 86 (3.80%) Public Cloud
3 77 (3.41%) Self-Motivation
4 76 (3.36%) Enterprise Software
5 63 (2.79%) Driving Licence
6 58 (2.57%) User Experience
7 57 (2.52%) Data Centre
8 51 (2.26%) Hybrid Cloud
9 44 (1.95%) Virtual Team
10 41 (1.81%) Management Information System
11 32 (1.42%) Data Protection Act
12 31 (1.37%) Replication
13 28 (1.24%) Data Structures
13 28 (1.24%) Mobile App
14 25 (1.11%) Algorithms
14 25 (1.11%) Clustering
15 19 (0.84%) Private Cloud
16 16 (0.71%) FMCG
17 14 (0.62%) CMDB
18 13 (0.57%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 386 (17.07%) Windows
2 222 (9.82%) Windows Server
3 204 (9.02%) Linux
4 45 (1.99%) Windows Server 2012
5 44 (1.95%) Windows 10
6 43 (1.90%) Unix
7 34 (1.50%) Windows Server 2016
8 31 (1.37%) Windows Server 2019
9 26 (1.15%) Android
10 19 (0.84%) Apple iOS
11 17 (0.75%) Windows Server 2008
12 13 (0.57%) CentOS
13 10 (0.44%) Fedora
14 9 (0.40%) Windows 7
15 4 (0.18%) AIX
16 3 (0.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 3 (0.13%) Windows Server 2003
17 2 (0.088%) HPUX
17 2 (0.088%) Mac OS X
17 2 (0.088%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 843 (37.28%) Agile Software Development
2 545 (24.10%) DevOps
3 517 (22.87%) MVC
4 378 (16.72%) Full Stack Development
5 366 (16.19%) Business Intelligence
6 298 (13.18%) Scrum
7 270 (11.94%) Software Engineering
8 269 (11.90%) Problem-Solving
9 255 (11.28%) Microservices
10 235 (10.39%) ETL
11 217 (9.60%) Analytics
12 193 (8.54%) TDD
13 168 (7.43%) E-Commerce
14 159 (7.03%) Unit Testing
14 159 (7.03%) Web Development
15 148 (6.55%) Data Modelling
16 147 (6.50%) OO
17 145 (6.41%) Migration
18 141 (6.24%) Computer Science
19 130 (5.75%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 1,195 (52.85%) C#
2 1,155 (51.08%) SQL
3 679 (30.03%) JavaScript
4 313 (13.84%) T-SQL
5 243 (10.75%) Python
6 179 (7.92%) Java
6 179 (7.92%) PowerShell
7 129 (5.71%) TypeScript
8 114 (5.04%) PHP
9 77 (3.41%) Go
9 77 (3.41%) VB
10 75 (3.32%) VB.NET
11 59 (2.61%) R
12 50 (2.21%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 45 (1.99%) C++
14 34 (1.50%) PL/SQL
15 30 (1.33%) VBA
16 22 (0.97%) Shell Script
17 18 (0.80%) Bash Shell
17 18 (0.80%) Scala
Qualifications
1 241 (10.66%) Degree
2 99 (4.38%) Computer Science Degree
3 77 (3.41%) Microsoft Certification
4 63 (2.79%) Security Cleared
5 50 (2.21%) SC Cleared
6 42 (1.86%) AWS Certification
7 25 (1.11%) Cisco Certification
8 23 (1.02%) MCSE
9 22 (0.97%) CCNA
10 19 (0.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 18 (0.80%) Numerate Degree
12 17 (0.75%) ISTQB
13 16 (0.71%) ISEB
14 14 (0.62%) Master's Degree
15 13 (0.57%) MCSA
16 12 (0.53%) HND
17 10 (0.44%) DV Cleared
18 9 (0.40%) CCNP
18 9 (0.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 9 (0.40%) NCSIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 160 (7.08%) QA
2 64 (2.83%) Accessibility
3 42 (1.86%) Data Quality
3 42 (1.86%) GDPR
4 26 (1.15%) SLA
5 13 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 12 (0.53%) PCI DSS
7 6 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials
7 6 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 6 (0.27%) ISO 22301
8 5 (0.22%) HL7
8 5 (0.22%) PMO
9 3 (0.13%) GAMP
9 3 (0.13%) NIST
10 1 (0.044%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.044%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.044%) NCSC
10 1 (0.044%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 239 (10.57%) Docker
2 203 (8.98%) Active Directory
3 80 (3.54%) VMware Infrastructure
4 40 (1.77%) Hyper-V
5 28 (1.24%) vSphere
6 19 (0.84%) Virtual Machines
7 11 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
8 9 (0.40%) Virtual Desktop
9 5 (0.22%) XenDesktop
10 4 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
10 4 (0.18%) XenApp
11 3 (0.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 3 (0.13%) DFS Replication
11 3 (0.13%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (0.088%) iptables
12 2 (0.088%) KVM
12 2 (0.088%) QEMU
13 1 (0.044%) vCloud
13 1 (0.044%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 167 (7.39%) Kubernetes
2 75 (3.32%) Terraform
3 44 (1.95%) Ansible
4 36 (1.59%) Puppet
5 35 (1.55%) Microsoft Intune
6 24 (1.06%) Grafana
7 22 (0.97%) Opscode Chef
8 17 (0.75%) SCCM
9 15 (0.66%) HAProxy
10 14 (0.62%) Rancher
11 13 (0.57%) Single Sign-On
12 10 (0.44%) Icinga
13 8 (0.35%) ITRS Geneos
14 7 (0.31%) Failover Clustering
15 6 (0.27%) logstash
15 6 (0.27%) Prometheus
16 5 (0.22%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
16 5 (0.22%) Oracle RMAN
16 5 (0.22%) SCOM
17 4 (0.18%) MIIS
Vendors
1 1,000 (44.23%) Microsoft
2 254 (11.23%) Oracle
3 104 (4.60%) VMware
4 92 (4.07%) Google
5 78 (3.45%) Sitecore
6 65 (2.87%) Zend
7 64 (2.83%) Xamarin
8 42 (1.86%) Databricks
9 41 (1.81%) SAP
10 40 (1.77%) Cisco
11 24 (1.06%) Salesforce.com
12 20 (0.88%) Atlassian
12 20 (0.88%) Citrix
12 20 (0.88%) Meraki
13 19 (0.84%) HP
14 18 (0.80%) Sage
14 18 (0.80%) ServiceNow
15 17 (0.75%) Red Hat
15 17 (0.75%) Sophos
16 14 (0.62%) NetApp