Period
to 7 July 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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 20 21 10
Rank change year-on-year +1 -11 -4
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 530 841 1,456
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 9.24% 10.21% 17.33%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 32.72% 34.40% 50.00%
Number of salaries quoted 916 1,589 2,715
Median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% -
10th Percentile £31,500 £33,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £77,500 £70,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% 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 1,620 2,445 2,912
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 28.24% 29.67% 34.66%
Number of salaries quoted 1,403 2,187 2,593
Median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +10.00% +10.14%
10th Percentile £34,375 £33,350 £32,500
90th Percentile £86,250 £86,250 £77,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.77% +4.00% +5.26%

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 7 July 2020.

SQL Server salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 7 July 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.

1 316 (59.62%) C#
2 314 (59.25%) .NET
3 262 (49.43%) Azure
4 234 (44.15%) Agile Software Development
5 227 (42.83%) JavaScript
6 222 (41.89%) SQL
7 180 (33.96%) Microsoft
7 180 (33.96%) MVC
8 168 (31.70%) ASP.NET
9 164 (30.94%) .NET Core
10 158 (29.81%) AngularJS
11 146 (27.55%) HTML
12 142 (26.79%) CSS
13 136 (25.66%) .NET Framework
14 118 (22.26%) TDD
15 114 (21.51%) Scrum
16 112 (21.13%) AWS
17 109 (20.57%) DevOps
18 107 (20.19%) Entity Framework
19 101 (19.06%) Microservices
20 99 (18.68%) React
21 95 (17.92%) ASP.NET Web API
22 91 (17.17%) ASP.NET MVC
23 87 (16.42%) Business Intelligence
24 74 (13.96%) Windows
25 72 (13.58%) MongoDB
25 72 (13.58%) TypeScript
26 69 (13.02%) Visual Studio
26 69 (13.02%) Java
27 66 (12.45%) T-SQL

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 53 (10.00%) Elasticsearch
2 37 (6.98%) SharePoint
3 30 (5.66%) IIS
4 13 (2.45%) Apache Spark
5 12 (2.26%) Skype for Business
6 11 (2.08%) Apache
7 9 (1.70%) Tomcat
8 8 (1.51%) Apache Airflow
8 8 (1.51%) MS Exchange
9 7 (1.32%) SharePoint 2010
9 7 (1.32%) SharePoint 2013
10 6 (1.13%) BizTalk Server
11 5 (0.94%) Confluence
12 4 (0.75%) Luigi
13 3 (0.57%) CMS
13 3 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2010
13 3 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2013
13 3 (0.57%) nginx
14 2 (0.38%) NServiceBus
15 1 (0.19%) WebSphere
Applications
1 15 (2.83%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (2.45%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.57%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.19%) Fireworks
5 1 (0.19%) Inkscape
5 1 (0.19%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 13 (2.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.32%) Maximo
3 6 (1.13%) Distributed Ledger
3 6 (1.13%) R3 Corda
4 5 (0.94%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.57%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.38%) Raiser's Edge
7 1 (0.19%) Adobe Campaign
7 1 (0.19%) SAP Business One
7 1 (0.19%) SAP CRM
7 1 (0.19%) SAP CS
7 1 (0.19%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.19%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 262 (49.43%) Azure
2 112 (21.13%) AWS
3 61 (11.51%) Power Platform
4 34 (6.42%) SaaS
5 21 (3.96%) Office 365
6 18 (3.40%) Serverless
7 17 (3.21%) Dynamics 365
8 15 (2.83%) Azure Active Directory
9 14 (2.64%) Cloud Computing
10 11 (2.08%) GCP
10 11 (2.08%) PowerApps
11 10 (1.89%) Amazon EC2
12 9 (1.70%) Azure Data Factory
12 9 (1.70%) Logic Apps
13 6 (1.13%) iPaaS
13 6 (1.13%) PaaS
14 5 (0.94%) GitHub
15 4 (0.75%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 4 (0.75%) Amazon EMR
15 4 (0.75%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 18 (3.40%) Internet
2 17 (3.21%) SAN
3 13 (2.45%) SSL
3 13 (2.45%) VPN
4 7 (1.32%) Skype
5 6 (1.13%) DNS
6 5 (0.94%) TCP/IP
7 4 (0.75%) HTTPS
7 4 (0.75%) NAS
7 4 (0.75%) SSH
8 3 (0.57%) HTTP
8 3 (0.57%) MPLS
8 3 (0.57%) VLAN
8 3 (0.57%) VPLS
9 2 (0.38%) Firewall
9 2 (0.38%) WebEx
10 1 (0.19%) AMQP
10 1 (0.19%) Network Security
10 1 (0.19%) WAAS
10 1 (0.19%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (13.58%) MongoDB
2 65 (12.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 57 (10.75%) Power BI
4 54 (10.19%) Data Warehouse
4 54 (10.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 49 (9.25%) NoSQL
6 45 (8.49%) Relational Database
6 45 (8.49%) SQL Server 2019
7 40 (7.55%) MySQL
8 29 (5.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 25 (4.72%) Azure SQL Database
10 22 (4.15%) SQL Server 2012
11 21 (3.96%) Cosmos DB
12 18 (3.40%) PostgreSQL
13 17 (3.21%) RDBMS
14 16 (3.02%) Big Data
15 13 (2.45%) SQL Server 2016
16 10 (1.89%) SQL Server 2008
17 9 (1.70%) SQL Server 2017
18 8 (1.51%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 69 (13.02%) Visual Studio
2 38 (7.17%) Team Foundation Server
3 32 (6.04%) Git (software)
4 16 (3.02%) Jenkins
5 11 (2.08%) JIRA
5 11 (2.08%) Octopus Deploy
6 10 (1.89%) TeamCity
7 9 (1.70%) Selenium
8 8 (1.51%) Visual Studio Team System
9 7 (1.32%) Jasmine
9 7 (1.32%) NUnit
9 7 (1.32%) Visual Studio Code
10 6 (1.13%) IntelliJ
11 4 (0.75%) Karma Test Runner
11 4 (0.75%) SonarQube
11 4 (0.75%) Subversion
12 3 (0.57%) Cypress.io
12 3 (0.57%) DbUnit
12 3 (0.57%) Mockito
12 3 (0.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 49 (9.25%) Finance
2 34 (6.42%) Retail
3 33 (6.23%) Games
4 20 (3.77%) Local Government
5 10 (1.89%) Electronics
5 10 (1.89%) Law
6 9 (1.70%) Marketing
7 8 (1.51%) Banking
7 8 (1.51%) Public Sector
8 7 (1.32%) Music Industry
9 6 (1.13%) Manufacturing
10 5 (0.94%) Advertising
10 5 (0.94%) Automotive
10 5 (0.94%) Legal
11 3 (0.57%) Police
11 3 (0.57%) Telecoms
12 2 (0.38%) Front Office
13 1 (0.19%) Housing Association
13 1 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 360 (67.92%) Developer
2 180 (33.96%) .NET Developer
3 119 (22.45%) C# Developer
4 91 (17.17%) C# .NET Developer
5 60 (11.32%) Senior Developer
6 41 (7.74%) Software Developer
7 36 (6.79%) Architect
8 33 (6.23%) SQL Developer
9 32 (6.04%) Junior
10 28 (5.28%) Full Stack Developer
10 28 (5.28%) Java Developer
11 27 (5.09%) Junior Developer
12 24 (4.53%) Angular Developer
12 24 (4.53%) Consultant
12 24 (4.53%) Software Engineer
13 22 (4.15%) C# Software Developer
13 22 (4.15%) Data Engineer
14 20 (3.77%) .NET Software Developer
14 20 (3.77%) Azure Architect
15 19 (3.58%) Azure Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 314 (59.25%) .NET
2 168 (31.70%) ASP.NET
3 164 (30.94%) .NET Core
4 158 (29.81%) AngularJS
5 146 (27.55%) HTML
6 142 (26.79%) CSS
7 136 (25.66%) .NET Framework
8 107 (20.19%) Entity Framework
9 99 (18.68%) React
10 95 (17.92%) ASP.NET Web API
11 91 (17.17%) ASP.NET MVC
12 61 (11.51%) REST
13 59 (11.13%) Vue.js
13 59 (11.13%) Web Services
14 55 (10.38%) jQuery
15 54 (10.19%) Node.js
16 44 (8.30%) HTML5
17 38 (7.17%) RESTful
18 35 (6.60%) XML
19 27 (5.09%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 36 (6.79%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (6.04%) Self-Motivation
3 29 (5.47%) Greenfield Project
3 29 (5.47%) Management Information System
4 19 (3.58%) Mobile App
5 17 (3.21%) Data Centre
5 17 (3.21%) Virtual Team
6 15 (2.83%) Data Structures
7 13 (2.45%) Enterprise Software
8 10 (1.89%) Driving Licence
9 8 (1.51%) Clustering
9 8 (1.51%) Replication
10 6 (1.13%) Algorithms
10 6 (1.13%) Augmented Reality
10 6 (1.13%) Linux Command Line
11 4 (0.75%) User Experience
12 3 (0.57%) Hybrid Cloud
12 3 (0.57%) N-Tier
12 3 (0.57%) Video Conferencing
13 2 (0.38%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 74 (13.96%) Windows
2 39 (7.36%) Windows Server
3 37 (6.98%) Linux
4 14 (2.64%) Android
4 14 (2.64%) Apple iOS
5 9 (1.70%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (0.75%) Windows Server 2016
7 3 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (0.57%) Unix
8 2 (0.38%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.19%) CentOS
9 1 (0.19%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.19%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.19%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 234 (44.15%) Agile Software Development
2 180 (33.96%) MVC
3 118 (22.26%) TDD
4 114 (21.51%) Scrum
5 109 (20.57%) DevOps
6 101 (19.06%) Microservices
7 87 (16.42%) Business Intelligence
8 66 (12.45%) Problem-Solving
9 65 (12.26%) Software Engineering
10 60 (11.32%) BDD
11 55 (10.38%) Kanban
12 45 (8.49%) Web Application Development
13 43 (8.11%) ETL
13 43 (8.11%) OO
14 42 (7.92%) Web Development
15 40 (7.55%) Continuous Integration
16 39 (7.36%) Analytics
17 36 (6.79%) SOLID
18 34 (6.42%) Unit Testing
19 33 (6.23%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 316 (59.62%) C#
2 227 (42.83%) JavaScript
3 222 (41.89%) SQL
4 72 (13.58%) TypeScript
5 69 (13.02%) Java
6 66 (12.45%) T-SQL
7 36 (6.79%) PowerShell
8 34 (6.42%) Python
9 29 (5.47%) C++
10 28 (5.28%) PHP
11 15 (2.83%) VB
12 12 (2.26%) Scala
12 12 (2.26%) VB.NET
13 10 (1.89%) VBScript
14 9 (1.70%) Bash Shell
14 9 (1.70%) PHP 5
14 9 (1.70%) PHP 7
15 7 (1.32%) Kotlin
16 6 (1.13%) Go
17 4 (0.75%) VB6
Qualifications
1 53 (10.00%) Degree
2 22 (4.15%) Computer Science Degree
3 20 (3.77%) Microsoft Certification
4 16 (3.02%) Security Cleared
5 13 (2.45%) SC Cleared
6 8 (1.51%) DBS Check
7 6 (1.13%) MCPD
7 6 (1.13%) MCSE
8 5 (0.94%) MBCS
9 4 (0.75%) CCNP
9 4 (0.75%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (0.57%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.57%) MCITP
10 3 (0.57%) MCP
11 2 (0.38%) ISEB
11 2 (0.38%) MCSA
12 1 (0.19%) CCSP
12 1 (0.19%) CCVP
12 1 (0.19%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.08%) QA
2 6 (1.13%) NIST
3 4 (0.75%) GDPR
4 2 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.19%) Actionable Recommendations
5 1 (0.19%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.19%) HL7
5 1 (0.19%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.19%) PMO
System Software
1 38 (7.17%) Active Directory
1 38 (7.17%) Docker
2 30 (5.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (3.96%) Hyper-V
4 11 (2.08%) Microsoft App-V
5 6 (1.13%) vSphere
6 4 (0.75%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.57%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.19%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 45 (8.49%) Kubernetes
2 15 (2.83%) SCCM
2 15 (2.83%) Terraform
3 11 (2.08%) WSUS
4 5 (0.94%) Ansible
5 4 (0.75%) Microsoft Intune
5 4 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (0.57%) NetIQ Identity Manager
6 3 (0.57%) Puppet
7 2 (0.38%) MIIS
8 1 (0.19%) Docker Swarm
8 1 (0.19%) Graylog
8 1 (0.19%) IBM BigFix
8 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (0.19%) Prometheus
8 1 (0.19%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.19%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 180 (33.96%) Microsoft
2 39 (7.36%) VMware
3 28 (5.28%) Tableau
4 18 (3.40%) Oracle
5 16 (3.02%) Citrix
6 15 (2.83%) Xamarin
7 14 (2.64%) Databricks
8 8 (1.51%) Zend
9 7 (1.32%) Google
9 7 (1.32%) Splunk
10 6 (1.13%) Intapp
10 6 (1.13%) Salesforce.com
10 6 (1.13%) Telerik
11 5 (0.94%) MuleSoft
12 3 (0.57%) CyberArk
12 3 (0.57%) EXASOL
12 3 (0.57%) ForgeRock
12 3 (0.57%) HP
12 3 (0.57%) JD Edwards
12 3 (0.57%) NetIQ