Period
to 17 April 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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 23 21 13
Rank change year-on-year -2 -8 -3
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 1,561 730 1,003
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 9.69% 10.34% 12.64%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 33.71% 36.96% 41.04%
Number of salaries quoted 1,389 632 942
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £33,750
25th Percentile £37,500 £36,900 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £45,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00% +11.11%
75th Percentile £63,750 £60,000 £65,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £73,750 £76,250
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 4,630 1,975 2,444
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 28.75% 27.99% 30.80%
Number of salaries quoted 4,008 1,707 2,194
10th Percentile £32,675 £33,750 £33,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £42,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% -4.55% +10.00%
75th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £73,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,500 £88,750
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +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 17 April 2021.

SQL Server salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 820 (52.53%) SQL
2 782 (50.10%) Azure
3 778 (49.84%) C#
4 744 (47.66%) .NET
5 576 (36.90%) Microsoft
6 568 (36.39%) JavaScript
7 544 (34.85%) Agile Software Development
8 444 (28.44%) DevOps
9 364 (23.32%) ASP.NET
10 354 (22.68%) CSS
11 343 (21.97%) HTML
12 340 (21.78%) MVC
13 321 (20.56%) AngularJS
14 309 (19.80%) .NET Core
15 288 (18.45%) React
16 283 (18.13%) Windows
17 264 (16.91%) AWS
18 252 (16.14%) Finance
19 246 (15.76%) T-SQL
20 232 (14.86%) .NET Framework
21 231 (14.80%) Git (software)
22 217 (13.90%) Business Intelligence
23 213 (13.65%) Docker
24 203 (13.00%) MySQL
25 196 (12.56%) REST
26 194 (12.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
26 194 (12.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
27 193 (12.36%) Windows Server
28 189 (12.11%) jQuery
29 188 (12.04%) Microservices

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 87 (5.57%) IIS
2 79 (5.06%) SharePoint
3 61 (3.91%) CMS
4 54 (3.46%) Elasticsearch
5 38 (2.43%) Umbraco
6 32 (2.05%) WordPress
7 31 (1.99%) Sitecore CMS
8 29 (1.86%) Apache
9 25 (1.60%) Kentico
10 24 (1.54%) EPiServer
10 24 (1.54%) MS Exchange
11 23 (1.47%) Confluence
12 18 (1.15%) Skype for Business
13 14 (0.90%) Apache Spark
14 12 (0.77%) Apache Solr
15 11 (0.70%) Tomcat
16 9 (0.58%) BizTalk Server
16 9 (0.58%) nginx
17 8 (0.51%) NServiceBus
18 7 (0.45%) Drupal
Applications
1 71 (4.55%) Microsoft Excel
2 31 (1.99%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
4 6 (0.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.13%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.064%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.064%) Inkscape
6 1 (0.064%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 27 (1.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (0.90%) nopCommerce
3 7 (0.45%) Elite 3E
4 5 (0.32%) Sentinel
5 4 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.26%) NetSuite
6 3 (0.19%) Infor M3
6 3 (0.19%) Maximo
6 3 (0.19%) Payment Gateway
6 3 (0.19%) Visualfiles
7 2 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.13%) Oracle EBS R12
8 1 (0.064%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.064%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.064%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 782 (50.10%) Azure
2 264 (16.91%) AWS
3 165 (10.57%) SaaS
4 159 (10.19%) Power Platform
5 86 (5.51%) PaaS
6 82 (5.25%) Microsoft 365
7 69 (4.42%) IaaS
8 59 (3.78%) Azure Active Directory
9 54 (3.46%) GCP
10 49 (3.14%) GitHub
11 47 (3.01%) Serverless
12 42 (2.69%) Azure Data Factory
13 29 (1.86%) Dynamics 365
14 19 (1.22%) Matillion
15 16 (1.02%) AWS Lambda
16 15 (0.96%) Azure Functions
17 14 (0.90%) Amazon S3
17 14 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
18 13 (0.83%) Logic Apps
18 13 (0.83%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 56 (3.59%) DNS
2 35 (2.24%) DHCP
3 30 (1.92%) Firewall
4 29 (1.86%) SAN
5 25 (1.60%) Skype
6 21 (1.35%) LAN
7 20 (1.28%) VPN
8 18 (1.15%) TCP/IP
9 17 (1.09%) Unified Communications
9 17 (1.09%) WAN
10 16 (1.02%) Cisco ASA
11 15 (0.96%) Internet
12 14 (0.90%) PBX
13 13 (0.83%) Network Security
13 13 (0.83%) WebEx
14 10 (0.64%) VLAN
15 9 (0.58%) Remote Desktop
16 8 (0.51%) FTP
16 8 (0.51%) SSL
16 8 (0.51%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 203 (13.00%) MySQL
2 194 (12.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 194 (12.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 166 (10.63%) Data Warehouse
4 149 (9.55%) Power BI
5 117 (7.50%) PostgreSQL
6 109 (6.98%) Relational Database
7 108 (6.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 93 (5.96%) MongoDB
9 85 (5.45%) Azure SQL Database
10 64 (4.10%) NoSQL
11 51 (3.27%) Tableau
12 45 (2.88%) SQL Server 2016
13 42 (2.69%) SQL Server 2012
14 40 (2.56%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 36 (2.31%) Data Mining
16 32 (2.05%) RDBMS
17 30 (1.92%) Big Data
17 30 (1.92%) SQL Server 2014
18 29 (1.86%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 231 (14.80%) Git (software)
2 132 (8.46%) Visual Studio
3 85 (5.45%) Jenkins
4 75 (4.80%) Team Foundation Server
5 68 (4.36%) Octopus Deploy
6 61 (3.91%) Visual Studio Team System
7 53 (3.40%) TeamCity
8 42 (2.69%) JIRA
9 37 (2.37%) Bitbucket
10 25 (1.60%) Artifactory
11 23 (1.47%) NUnit
12 19 (1.22%) Selenium
13 18 (1.15%) SpecFlow
14 13 (0.83%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 13 (0.83%) webpack
15 12 (0.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 11 (0.70%) Subversion
17 10 (0.64%) MSI
17 10 (0.64%) RSpec
17 10 (0.64%) WiX
General
1 252 (16.14%) Finance
2 78 (5.00%) Marketing
3 43 (2.75%) Public Sector
4 37 (2.37%) Retail
5 35 (2.24%) Back Office
6 33 (2.11%) Law
7 29 (1.86%) Telecoms
8 27 (1.73%) Manufacturing
9 25 (1.60%) Games
10 19 (1.22%) Local Government
11 16 (1.02%) Electronics
12 15 (0.96%) Banking
13 13 (0.83%) Legal
14 7 (0.45%) Advertising
15 6 (0.38%) French Language
16 5 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
17 4 (0.26%) Financial Institution
18 3 (0.19%) Automotive
18 3 (0.19%) Front Office
19 2 (0.13%) Housing Association
Job Titles
1 944 (60.47%) Developer
2 372 (23.83%) .NET Developer
3 273 (17.49%) C# Developer
4 222 (14.22%) Software Developer
5 200 (12.81%) Senior Developer
6 186 (11.92%) C# .NET Developer
7 131 (8.39%) SQL Developer
8 117 (7.50%) Full Stack Developer
9 109 (6.98%) Analyst
10 75 (4.80%) C# Software Developer
11 68 (4.36%) .NET Software Developer
11 68 (4.36%) DBA
12 66 (4.23%) DevOps Engineer
13 63 (4.04%) Senior .NET Developer
14 54 (3.46%) Data Engineer
15 51 (3.27%) Consultant
15 51 (3.27%) JavaScript Developer
15 51 (3.27%) SQL DBA
16 50 (3.20%) ASP.NET Developer
16 50 (3.20%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 744 (47.66%) .NET
2 364 (23.32%) ASP.NET
3 354 (22.68%) CSS
4 343 (21.97%) HTML
5 321 (20.56%) AngularJS
6 309 (19.80%) .NET Core
7 288 (18.45%) React
8 232 (14.86%) .NET Framework
9 196 (12.56%) REST
10 189 (12.11%) jQuery
11 159 (10.19%) Web Services
12 156 (9.99%) ASP.NET MVC
13 148 (9.48%) ASP.NET Web API
14 146 (9.35%) Entity Framework
15 110 (7.05%) Vue.js
16 104 (6.66%) Node.js
17 96 (6.15%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 74 (4.74%) SOAP
19 73 (4.68%) XML
20 71 (4.55%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 111 (7.11%) Analytical Skills
2 98 (6.28%) Greenfield Project
3 69 (4.42%) Self-Motivation
4 68 (4.36%) User Experience
5 65 (4.16%) Data Centre
6 52 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
7 50 (3.20%) Public Cloud
8 42 (2.69%) Mobile App
9 34 (2.18%) Clustering
10 22 (1.41%) N-Tier
10 22 (1.41%) Private Cloud
10 22 (1.41%) Virtual Team
11 21 (1.35%) NHS
12 20 (1.28%) Replication
13 19 (1.22%) Algorithms
13 19 (1.22%) Client/Server
14 18 (1.15%) Hybrid Cloud
15 15 (0.96%) Management Information System
16 13 (0.83%) BYOD
17 12 (0.77%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 283 (18.13%) Windows
2 193 (12.36%) Windows Server
3 160 (10.25%) Linux
4 39 (2.50%) Windows Server 2016
5 38 (2.43%) Windows Server 2012
6 31 (1.99%) Unix
7 29 (1.86%) Windows 10
8 24 (1.54%) Android
9 23 (1.47%) Windows Server 2019
10 22 (1.41%) Apple iOS
11 19 (1.22%) Windows Server 2008
12 8 (0.51%) CentOS
13 5 (0.32%) Debian
13 5 (0.32%) Windows 7
14 4 (0.26%) Fedora
15 3 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 3 (0.19%) zOS
16 2 (0.13%) Alpine Linux
16 2 (0.13%) SUSE
16 2 (0.13%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 544 (34.85%) Agile Software Development
2 444 (28.44%) DevOps
3 340 (21.78%) MVC
4 217 (13.90%) Business Intelligence
5 188 (12.04%) Microservices
6 184 (11.79%) Software Engineering
7 183 (11.72%) Scrum
8 174 (11.15%) TDD
9 164 (10.51%) ETL
10 162 (10.38%) Problem-Solving
11 115 (7.37%) SOLID
12 112 (7.17%) SDLC
13 100 (6.41%) Computer Science
13 100 (6.41%) Fintech
14 96 (6.15%) Analytics
14 96 (6.15%) Continuous Integration
15 95 (6.09%) OOP
16 91 (5.83%) Data Modelling
17 90 (5.77%) Web Development
18 87 (5.57%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 820 (52.53%) SQL
2 778 (49.84%) C#
3 568 (36.39%) JavaScript
4 246 (15.76%) T-SQL
5 146 (9.35%) TypeScript
6 136 (8.71%) Python
7 125 (8.01%) PowerShell
8 118 (7.56%) Java
9 81 (5.19%) PHP
10 54 (3.46%) Go
11 53 (3.40%) VB.NET
12 28 (1.79%) VB
13 21 (1.35%) ES6
13 21 (1.35%) VBA
14 19 (1.22%) Bash Shell
15 18 (1.15%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 17 (1.09%) C++
17 15 (0.96%) Ruby
17 15 (0.96%) Shell Script
18 12 (0.77%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 162 (10.38%) Degree
2 84 (5.38%) Microsoft Certification
3 67 (4.29%) Computer Science Degree
4 61 (3.91%) Security Cleared
5 59 (3.78%) SC Cleared
6 42 (2.69%) MCSE
7 33 (2.11%) MCP
8 29 (1.86%) Cisco Certification
9 27 (1.73%) CCNA
10 22 (1.41%) BPSS Clearance
11 20 (1.28%) MCSA
12 18 (1.15%) MCITP
12 18 (1.15%) MCTS
13 10 (0.64%) AWS Certification
13 10 (0.64%) HND
14 8 (0.51%) Microsoft Certified Architect
15 4 (0.26%) ITIL Certification
15 4 (0.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 4 (0.26%) Sun Certification
15 4 (0.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 80 (5.12%) QA
2 38 (2.43%) Data Quality
3 20 (1.28%) GDPR
4 16 (1.02%) SLA
5 14 (0.90%) WAI
6 5 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (0.26%) GRC
7 4 (0.26%) NIST
8 2 (0.13%) COBIT
8 2 (0.13%) PMO
9 1 (0.064%) HL7
9 1 (0.064%) SOC 2
System Software
1 213 (13.65%) Docker
2 149 (9.55%) Active Directory
3 124 (7.94%) VMware Infrastructure
4 88 (5.64%) Hyper-V
5 17 (1.09%) Virtual Machines
6 11 (0.70%) HDFS
7 8 (0.51%) Oracle RAC
7 8 (0.51%) Virtual Desktop
8 6 (0.38%) KVM
8 6 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (0.38%) vSphere
9 5 (0.32%) VMware Server
10 4 (0.26%) iptables
10 4 (0.26%) QEMU
10 4 (0.26%) XenApp
11 3 (0.19%) Firmware
11 3 (0.19%) vCloud
11 3 (0.19%) Xen
11 3 (0.19%) XenDesktop
12 2 (0.13%) Citrix Hypervisor
Systems Management
1 99 (6.34%) Kubernetes
2 97 (6.21%) Terraform
3 67 (4.29%) Ansible
4 53 (3.40%) Microsoft Intune
4 53 (3.40%) SCCM
5 45 (2.88%) Puppet
6 36 (2.31%) Opscode Chef
7 23 (1.47%) Rancher
8 20 (1.28%) SCVMM
9 19 (1.22%) HAProxy
10 16 (1.02%) Failover Clustering
11 8 (0.51%) Nagios
12 7 (0.45%) Icinga
12 7 (0.45%) WSUS
13 6 (0.38%) Galera Cluster
13 6 (0.38%) HP Fortify
13 6 (0.38%) Oracle RMAN
13 6 (0.38%) ZABBIX
14 5 (0.32%) Microsoft Clustering
14 5 (0.32%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 576 (36.90%) Microsoft
2 149 (9.55%) Oracle
3 144 (9.22%) VMware
4 47 (3.01%) Cisco
5 45 (2.88%) Google
6 38 (2.43%) Zend
7 32 (2.05%) SAP
7 32 (2.05%) Sitecore
8 28 (1.79%) Databricks
8 28 (1.79%) Salesforce.com
8 28 (1.79%) Veeam
9 26 (1.67%) Citrix
10 23 (1.47%) Informatica
11 16 (1.02%) Dell
12 14 (0.90%) Atlassian
12 14 (0.90%) HP
12 14 (0.90%) Xamarin
13 13 (0.83%) Acme Packet
13 13 (0.83%) Polycom
13 13 (0.83%) Yealink