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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 12 August 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
12 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 44 29 21
Rank change year-on-year -15 -8 +2
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 5,380 3,547 914
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 7.07% 8.70% 10.36%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 24.41% 28.36% 34.57%
Number of salaries quoted 3,659 3,043 790
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,500 £32,500
25th Percentile £41,500 £38,750 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
75th Percentile £70,000 £63,750 £62,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +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 22,037 12,505 2,644
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 28.95% 30.68% 29.96%
Number of salaries quoted 11,090 9,156 2,272
10th Percentile £37,499 £33,750 £35,000
25th Percentile £45,372 £41,250 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%
75th Percentile £80,000 £73,750 £71,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +7.34%

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 12 August 2022.

SQL Server salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 12 August 2022, SQL Server job roles required the following 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 3,356 (62.38%) SQL
2 3,054 (56.77%) Azure
3 2,810 (52.23%) .NET
4 2,791 (51.88%) C#
5 2,612 (48.55%) Microsoft
6 2,280 (42.38%) Agile
7 1,816 (33.75%) JavaScript
8 1,761 (32.73%) DevOps
9 1,668 (31.00%) Social Skills
10 1,400 (26.02%) MVC
11 1,319 (24.52%) HTML
12 1,289 (23.96%) Azure DevOps
13 1,261 (23.44%) .NET Core
14 1,217 (22.62%) Git (software)
15 1,214 (22.57%) CSS
16 1,166 (21.67%) .NET Framework
17 1,049 (19.50%) React
18 1,046 (19.44%) Finance
19 996 (18.51%) ASP.NET
20 938 (17.43%) Problem-Solving
21 863 (16.04%) Entity Framework
22 857 (15.93%) T-SQL
23 836 (15.54%) Business Intelligence
24 815 (15.15%) Unit Testing
25 793 (14.74%) jQuery
26 792 (14.72%) CI/CD
27 777 (14.44%) Windows
28 765 (14.22%) Degree
29 739 (13.74%) AWS
30 726 (13.49%) ETL

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
1 262 (4.87%) IIS
2 221 (4.11%) SharePoint
3 139 (2.58%) BizTalk Server
4 114 (2.12%) CMS
5 102 (1.90%) Umbraco
6 99 (1.84%) Confluence
7 82 (1.52%) Apache
8 74 (1.38%) MS Exchange
9 61 (1.13%) Apache Spark
10 49 (0.91%) Tomcat
10 49 (0.91%) WordPress
11 48 (0.89%) Sitecore CMS
12 45 (0.84%) Apache Airflow
13 41 (0.76%) Drupal
14 38 (0.71%) JBoss
14 38 (0.71%) Joomla!
15 24 (0.45%) ArcGIS
15 24 (0.45%) WebSphere
16 22 (0.41%) EPiServer
17 21 (0.39%) WebLogic
Applications
1 155 (2.88%) Microsoft Excel
2 105 (1.95%) Microsoft Office
3 21 (0.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 21 (0.39%) MS Visio
4 19 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
5 11 (0.20%) AutoCAD
5 11 (0.20%) Microsoft Project
6 10 (0.19%) Chatbot
7 5 (0.093%) Adobe XD
7 5 (0.093%) SPSS
7 5 (0.093%) UXPin
8 2 (0.037%) Campfire
8 2 (0.037%) MicroStation
9 1 (0.019%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.019%) Stata
Business Applications
1 104 (1.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 27 (0.50%) Academy Housing
3 16 (0.30%) Dynamics NAV
4 14 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
4 14 (0.26%) Maximo
5 11 (0.20%) Loan IQ
6 10 (0.19%) Payment Gateway
6 10 (0.19%) SAP S/4HANA
7 9 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
8 8 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 7 (0.13%) Distributed Ledger
9 7 (0.13%) NetSuite
10 6 (0.11%) Dynamics GP
10 6 (0.11%) SAP MDG
11 5 (0.093%) SAP Business One
12 4 (0.074%) SAP MDM
12 4 (0.074%) Temenos T24
12 4 (0.074%) Unit4 Business World
12 4 (0.074%) Visualfiles
13 3 (0.056%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 3,054 (56.77%) Azure
2 1,289 (23.96%) Azure DevOps
3 739 (13.74%) AWS
4 647 (12.03%) Serverless
5 584 (10.86%) Azure Service Bus
5 584 (10.86%) Power Platform
6 548 (10.19%) Azure Functions
7 381 (7.08%) SaaS
8 272 (5.06%) Microsoft 365
9 247 (4.59%) GCP
10 205 (3.81%) Azure Cosmos DB
11 200 (3.72%) GitHub
12 181 (3.36%) PaaS
13 176 (3.27%) Azure Data Factory
14 173 (3.22%) Snowflake
15 129 (2.40%) Matillion
16 119 (2.21%) Azure Active Directory
17 111 (2.06%) Azure Logic Apps
18 110 (2.04%) Dynamics 365
19 106 (1.97%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 148 (2.75%) Firewall
2 135 (2.51%) DNS
3 85 (1.58%) DHCP
4 75 (1.39%) HTTP
5 74 (1.38%) SAN
6 73 (1.36%) VPN
7 60 (1.12%) TCP/IP
8 54 (1.00%) LAN
9 46 (0.86%) Internet
10 44 (0.82%) SSL
10 44 (0.82%) VLAN
11 31 (0.58%) WAN
12 28 (0.52%) FTP
12 28 (0.52%) VoIP
13 27 (0.50%) Network Security
14 24 (0.45%) Skype
15 23 (0.43%) Intranet
16 18 (0.33%) Broadband
17 16 (0.30%) HTTPS
17 16 (0.30%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 701 (13.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 688 (12.79%) Data Warehouse
3 552 (10.26%) Relational Database
4 524 (9.74%) Power BI
5 523 (9.72%) MySQL
6 492 (9.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 373 (6.93%) PostgreSQL
8 299 (5.56%) Azure SQL Database
9 282 (5.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 274 (5.09%) NoSQL
11 266 (4.94%) Data Lake
12 243 (4.52%) Elasticsearch
13 222 (4.13%) MongoDB
14 188 (3.49%) Big Data
15 183 (3.40%) RDBMS
15 183 (3.40%) Tableau
16 167 (3.10%) Oracle Database
17 120 (2.23%) Star Schema
18 112 (2.08%) Microsoft Analysis Services
19 95 (1.77%) Redis
Development Applications
1 1,217 (22.62%) Git (software)
2 615 (11.43%) Team Foundation Server
3 338 (6.28%) Visual Studio
4 297 (5.52%) JIRA
5 205 (3.81%) Jenkins
6 180 (3.35%) NUnit
7 167 (3.10%) GitLab
8 150 (2.79%) Selenium
9 113 (2.10%) Bitbucket
10 106 (1.97%) Octopus Deploy
11 105 (1.95%) MSTest
12 93 (1.73%) TeamCity
13 83 (1.54%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 81 (1.51%) SpecFlow
15 69 (1.28%) Moq
16 66 (1.23%) JUnit
17 46 (0.86%) Cucumber
17 46 (0.86%) Maven
18 43 (0.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 42 (0.78%) webpack
General
1 1,668 (31.00%) Social Skills
2 1,046 (19.44%) Finance
3 567 (10.54%) Analytical Skills
4 241 (4.48%) Retail
5 196 (3.64%) Banking
6 193 (3.59%) Marketing
7 163 (3.03%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 145 (2.70%) Games
9 126 (2.34%) Public Sector
10 106 (1.97%) Publishing
11 100 (1.86%) Law
11 100 (1.86%) Manufacturing
12 81 (1.51%) Legal
13 76 (1.41%) Organisational Skills
14 75 (1.39%) Presentation Skills
15 69 (1.28%) Telecoms
16 68 (1.26%) Advertising
17 65 (1.21%) Back Office
18 62 (1.15%) Automotive
19 59 (1.10%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 2,663 (49.50%) Developer
2 1,132 (21.04%) .NET Developer
3 617 (11.47%) Senior Developer
4 526 (9.78%) C# Developer
5 513 (9.54%) Software Developer
6 488 (9.07%) Analyst
7 383 (7.12%) C# .NET Developer
8 357 (6.64%) Senior .NET Developer
9 328 (6.10%) Data Engineer
10 300 (5.58%) Software Engineer
11 299 (5.56%) DBA
12 269 (5.00%) SQL Developer
13 254 (4.72%) Full Stack Developer
14 216 (4.01%) Architect
15 201 (3.74%) SQL DBA
16 195 (3.62%) Applications Support
17 164 (3.05%) .NET Software Developer
18 138 (2.57%) Consultant
19 136 (2.53%) Business Intelligence Developer
20 132 (2.45%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,810 (52.23%) .NET
2 1,319 (24.52%) HTML
3 1,261 (23.44%) .NET Core
4 1,214 (22.57%) CSS
5 1,166 (21.67%) .NET Framework
6 1,049 (19.50%) React
7 996 (18.51%) ASP.NET
8 863 (16.04%) Entity Framework
9 793 (14.74%) jQuery
10 690 (12.83%) AngularJS
11 586 (10.89%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 523 (9.72%) ASP.NET Web API
13 429 (7.97%) ASP.NET MVC
14 421 (7.83%) Web Services
15 383 (7.12%) RESTful
16 363 (6.75%) REST
17 298 (5.54%) HTML5
18 257 (4.78%) Node.js
19 233 (4.33%) XML
20 215 (4.00%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 253 (4.70%) Self-Motivation
2 246 (4.57%) Greenfield Project
3 186 (3.46%) User Experience
4 163 (3.03%) Data Structures
5 156 (2.90%) Mobile App
6 132 (2.45%) Management Information System
7 107 (1.99%) Enterprise Software
8 101 (1.88%) Cloud Native
9 97 (1.80%) Public Cloud
10 96 (1.78%) Clustering
10 96 (1.78%) Replication
11 74 (1.38%) Data Centre
12 63 (1.17%) Legacy Systems
13 60 (1.12%) Virtual Team
14 56 (1.04%) Sports Betting
15 55 (1.02%) FMCG
16 49 (0.91%) Online Games
17 45 (0.84%) Client/Server
18 44 (0.82%) Low-Code
19 40 (0.74%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 777 (14.44%) Windows
2 526 (9.78%) Android
3 499 (9.28%) Apple iOS
4 405 (7.53%) Linux
5 320 (5.95%) Windows Server
6 158 (2.94%) Unix
7 90 (1.67%) Windows Server 2016
8 73 (1.36%) Windows Server 2012
9 67 (1.25%) Windows 10
10 55 (1.02%) Windows Server 2019
11 31 (0.58%) AIX
12 28 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 25 (0.46%) Windows Server 2008
14 22 (0.41%) Solaris
15 21 (0.39%) CentOS
16 17 (0.32%) Ubuntu
17 12 (0.22%) Windows 7
18 10 (0.19%) Mac OS X
19 9 (0.17%) Debian
20 8 (0.15%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,280 (42.38%) Agile
2 1,761 (32.73%) DevOps
3 1,400 (26.02%) MVC
4 938 (17.43%) Problem-Solving
5 836 (15.54%) Business Intelligence
6 815 (15.15%) Unit Testing
7 792 (14.72%) CI/CD
8 726 (13.49%) ETL
9 704 (13.09%) Full Stack Development
10 658 (12.23%) Scrum
11 627 (11.65%) User Stories
12 615 (11.43%) Analytics
13 589 (10.95%) Software Engineering
14 519 (9.65%) Process Improvement
15 517 (9.61%) Product Roadmap
16 507 (9.42%) Dependency Injection
17 501 (9.31%) Microservices
18 464 (8.62%) Data Modelling
19 440 (8.18%) Test Automation
20 384 (7.14%) OO
Programming Languages
1 3,356 (62.38%) SQL
2 2,791 (51.88%) C#
3 1,816 (33.75%) JavaScript
4 857 (15.93%) T-SQL
5 673 (12.51%) Python
6 471 (8.75%) PowerShell
7 403 (7.49%) Java
8 266 (4.94%) TypeScript
9 244 (4.54%) PHP
10 134 (2.49%) Bash
11 127 (2.36%) PL/SQL
12 103 (1.91%) C++
13 89 (1.65%) VB.NET
14 76 (1.41%) VB
15 69 (1.28%) Go
16 65 (1.21%) Scala
17 63 (1.17%) R
18 49 (0.91%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
18 49 (0.91%) Kotlin
19 48 (0.89%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 765 (14.22%) Degree
2 196 (3.64%) Computer Science Degree
3 154 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
4 117 (2.17%) Security Cleared
5 76 (1.41%) SC Cleared
6 50 (0.93%) MCSE
7 44 (0.82%) ISTQB
7 44 (0.82%) MCSA
8 39 (0.72%) Master's Degree
9 38 (0.71%) ISEB
10 31 (0.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 27 (0.50%) DBS Check
12 26 (0.48%) BPSS Clearance
13 25 (0.46%) Cisco Certification
14 23 (0.43%) CCNA
15 21 (0.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 17 (0.32%) CCNP
16 17 (0.32%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 13 (0.24%) AWS Certification
18 12 (0.22%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 281 (5.22%) QA
2 247 (4.59%) Data Quality
3 92 (1.71%) SLA
4 55 (1.02%) GDPR
5 48 (0.89%) Accessibility
6 46 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 23 (0.43%) ISO 9001
8 14 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials
8 14 (0.26%) GRC
9 11 (0.20%) HIPAA
10 10 (0.19%) HL7
11 6 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 6 (0.11%) NIST
12 5 (0.093%) PCI DSS
13 4 (0.074%) NCSC
13 4 (0.074%) WAI
13 4 (0.074%) WCAG
14 2 (0.037%) SOC 2
15 1 (0.019%) GxP
15 1 (0.019%) IFRS 17
System Software
1 541 (10.06%) Docker
2 337 (6.26%) Active Directory
3 146 (2.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 65 (1.21%) Hyper-V
5 47 (0.87%) vSphere
6 39 (0.72%) Virtual Machines
7 25 (0.46%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 20 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
9 19 (0.35%) Virtual Servers
10 13 (0.24%) Virtual Desktop
11 12 (0.22%) Oracle RAC
12 11 (0.20%) VMware NSX
13 8 (0.15%) Snort
14 6 (0.11%) Apache Flume
15 5 (0.093%) Veritas Volume Manager
16 4 (0.074%) Ceph
16 4 (0.074%) Firmware
16 4 (0.074%) NFS
17 3 (0.056%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 3 (0.056%) Oracle Clusterware
Systems Management
1 653 (12.14%) Terraform
2 437 (8.12%) Kubernetes
3 112 (2.08%) Ansible
4 70 (1.30%) Puppet
5 59 (1.10%) SCCM
6 45 (0.84%) Microsoft Intune
6 45 (0.84%) Opscode Chef
7 33 (0.61%) Failover Clustering
7 33 (0.61%) Single Sign-On
8 32 (0.59%) Grafana
9 26 (0.48%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 19 (0.35%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
10 19 (0.35%) Prometheus
11 16 (0.30%) WSUS
12 15 (0.28%) Graphite
12 15 (0.28%) MIIS
12 15 (0.28%) Oracle RMAN
12 15 (0.28%) Rancher
13 14 (0.26%) HAProxy
13 14 (0.26%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 2,612 (48.55%) Microsoft
2 680 (12.64%) Oracle
3 549 (10.20%) Xamarin
4 190 (3.53%) VMware
5 189 (3.51%) Google
6 110 (2.04%) Databricks
7 103 (1.91%) Salesforce.com
8 95 (1.77%) SAP
9 77 (1.43%) Cisco
10 70 (1.30%) IBM
11 68 (1.26%) Citrix
12 62 (1.15%) Red Hat
13 56 (1.04%) Sitecore
14 53 (0.99%) Sybase
15 49 (0.91%) HP
16 47 (0.87%) Cognos
17 39 (0.72%) Apple
17 39 (0.72%) Veeam
18 35 (0.65%) SolarWinds
18 35 (0.65%) Talend