Period
to 28 January 2022

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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 31 25 24
Rank change year-on-year -6 -1 -12
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2,406 1,125 679
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 8.11% 9.99% 9.26%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 29.70% 34.05% 33.22%
Number of salaries quoted 1,914 1,004 601
10th Percentile £33,750 £33,750 £33,750
25th Percentile £41,906 £40,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £51,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +3.00% +5.26% -5.00%
75th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £60,000
90th Percentile £78,750 £73,750 £73,750
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +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 8,102 3,304 2,044
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 27.33% 29.35% 27.88%
Number of salaries quoted 5,838 2,987 1,772
10th Percentile £37,500 £33,750 £33,750
25th Percentile £45,000 £41,250 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £53,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +13.21% +6.00% -4.76%
75th Percentile £77,500 £71,250 £70,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £82,500 £85,000
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% -

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 28 January 2022.

SQL Server salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 28 January 2022, 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 1,304 (54.20%) C#
2 1,300 (54.03%) .NET
3 1,285 (53.41%) SQL
4 1,271 (52.83%) Azure
5 1,145 (47.59%) Microsoft
6 924 (38.40%) Agile Software Development
7 722 (30.01%) JavaScript
8 688 (28.60%) DevOps
9 581 (24.15%) ASP.NET
10 553 (22.98%) MVC
11 543 (22.57%) Social Skills
12 468 (19.45%) .NET Core
13 454 (18.87%) Windows
14 418 (17.37%) T-SQL
15 390 (16.21%) .NET Framework
16 384 (15.96%) HTML
17 382 (15.88%) Problem-Solving
18 364 (15.13%) Business Intelligence
19 362 (15.05%) CSS
20 355 (14.75%) CI/CD
21 350 (14.55%) Finance
22 334 (13.88%) AngularJS
23 333 (13.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
24 331 (13.76%) Scrum
25 330 (13.72%) Full Stack Development
26 329 (13.67%) React
26 329 (13.67%) Git (software)
27 308 (12.80%) Degree
28 307 (12.76%) AWS
29 283 (11.76%) Power Platform

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
1 170 (7.07%) IIS
2 109 (4.53%) SharePoint
3 65 (2.70%) CMS
4 64 (2.66%) Elasticsearch
5 58 (2.41%) BizTalk Server
6 53 (2.20%) Umbraco
7 51 (2.12%) Sitecore CMS
8 47 (1.95%) Confluence
9 46 (1.91%) EPiServer
9 46 (1.91%) Kentico
10 43 (1.79%) Apache
11 39 (1.62%) Headless CMS
12 37 (1.54%) MS Exchange
13 28 (1.16%) Tomcat
14 26 (1.08%) SharePoint 2010
15 22 (0.91%) WordPress
16 16 (0.67%) Apache Spark
16 16 (0.67%) Skype for Business
17 12 (0.50%) SharePoint 2013
18 10 (0.42%) Drupal
Applications
1 137 (5.69%) Microsoft Excel
2 107 (4.45%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (0.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.12%) InfoPath
6 2 (0.083%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.083%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.042%) MadCap Flare
Business Applications
1 53 (2.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.46%) Dynamics NAV
2 11 (0.46%) NetSuite
3 9 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
4 7 (0.29%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 6 (0.25%) Maximo
6 5 (0.21%) Sage 200
7 4 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
7 4 (0.17%) Payment Gateway
7 4 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
8 3 (0.12%) Sentinel
9 2 (0.083%) Distributed Ledger
9 2 (0.083%) Eikon
9 2 (0.083%) R3 Corda
10 1 (0.042%) FastStats
10 1 (0.042%) Loan IQ
10 1 (0.042%) Magento
10 1 (0.042%) nopCommerce
10 1 (0.042%) Oracle BPM
10 1 (0.042%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 1,271 (52.83%) Azure
2 307 (12.76%) AWS
3 283 (11.76%) Power Platform
4 217 (9.02%) SaaS
5 163 (6.77%) Microsoft 365
6 133 (5.53%) Serverless
7 105 (4.36%) PaaS
8 74 (3.08%) IaaS
9 66 (2.74%) GitHub
10 65 (2.70%) GCP
11 64 (2.66%) Azure Functions
12 61 (2.54%) Azure Service Bus
13 57 (2.37%) Azure Data Factory
14 52 (2.16%) Azure Storage
15 49 (2.04%) Azure Active Directory
16 38 (1.58%) Dynamics 365
17 37 (1.54%) Azure Cosmos DB
17 37 (1.54%) PowerApps
18 36 (1.50%) Azure Logic Apps
19 34 (1.41%) Azure App Service
Communications & Networking
1 65 (2.70%) Firewall
2 60 (2.49%) DNS
3 46 (1.91%) DHCP
4 38 (1.58%) Internet
5 32 (1.33%) HTTP
6 30 (1.25%) LAN
7 28 (1.16%) VPN
8 26 (1.08%) IPv6
9 24 (1.00%) WAN
10 23 (0.96%) TCP/IP
11 17 (0.71%) VLAN
12 15 (0.62%) SAN
13 14 (0.58%) Remote Desktop
13 14 (0.58%) SSL
14 13 (0.54%) Network Security
14 13 (0.54%) Skype
15 9 (0.37%) IP Telephony
15 9 (0.37%) NAS
15 9 (0.37%) VoIP
16 8 (0.33%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 333 (13.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 261 (10.85%) Power BI
3 257 (10.68%) Relational Database
4 255 (10.60%) Data Warehouse
5 236 (9.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 233 (9.68%) MySQL
7 142 (5.90%) PostgreSQL
8 139 (5.78%) Azure SQL Database
9 102 (4.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 98 (4.07%) NoSQL
11 91 (3.78%) RDBMS
12 87 (3.62%) SQL Server 2016
13 85 (3.53%) SQL Server 2012
14 79 (3.28%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
15 73 (3.03%) Data Lake
16 68 (2.83%) MongoDB
17 57 (2.37%) Big Data
18 51 (2.12%) SQL Server 2008
19 44 (1.83%) Oracle Database
20 42 (1.75%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 329 (13.67%) Git (software)
2 210 (8.73%) Visual Studio
3 150 (6.23%) Team Foundation Server
4 107 (4.45%) JIRA
5 84 (3.49%) Jenkins
6 69 (2.87%) Octopus Deploy
7 61 (2.54%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 53 (2.20%) TeamCity
9 45 (1.87%) NUnit
10 40 (1.66%) ReSharper
11 37 (1.54%) Selenium
12 35 (1.45%) Visual Studio Team System
13 27 (1.12%) Gradle
13 27 (1.12%) Maven
13 27 (1.12%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 25 (1.04%) SpecFlow
15 24 (1.00%) Bitbucket
16 21 (0.87%) Cypress.io
16 21 (0.87%) Moq
16 21 (0.87%) Postman
General
1 543 (22.57%) Social Skills
2 350 (14.55%) Finance
3 230 (9.56%) Analytical Skills
4 128 (5.32%) Public Sector
5 121 (5.03%) Retail
6 90 (3.74%) Marketing
7 84 (3.49%) Publishing
8 75 (3.12%) Banking
9 66 (2.74%) Automotive
10 53 (2.20%) Manufacturing
11 46 (1.91%) Back Office
12 45 (1.87%) Organisational Skills
13 40 (1.66%) Documentation Skills
14 37 (1.54%) Local Government
15 36 (1.50%) Law
16 32 (1.33%) Telecoms
17 30 (1.25%) Electronics
18 26 (1.08%) Financial Institution
19 23 (0.96%) Presentation Skills
20 22 (0.91%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 1,351 (56.15%) Developer
2 604 (25.10%) .NET Developer
3 362 (15.05%) C# Developer
4 282 (11.72%) Senior Developer
5 266 (11.06%) Software Developer
6 209 (8.69%) C# .NET Developer
7 176 (7.32%) SQL Developer
8 173 (7.19%) Analyst
9 145 (6.03%) Architect
10 135 (5.61%) .NET Software Developer
11 123 (5.11%) Senior .NET Developer
12 111 (4.61%) Administrator
13 103 (4.28%) C# Software Developer
14 96 (3.99%) Full Stack Developer
15 95 (3.95%) Data Engineer
16 90 (3.74%) Azure Developer
16 90 (3.74%) DBA
17 79 (3.28%) Solutions Architect
18 69 (2.87%) Software Engineer
19 67 (2.78%) Angular Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,300 (54.03%) .NET
2 581 (24.15%) ASP.NET
3 468 (19.45%) .NET Core
4 390 (16.21%) .NET Framework
5 384 (15.96%) HTML
6 362 (15.05%) CSS
7 334 (13.88%) AngularJS
8 329 (13.67%) React
9 275 (11.43%) ASP.NET MVC
10 265 (11.01%) Web Services
11 226 (9.39%) jQuery
12 198 (8.23%) XML
13 192 (7.98%) Entity Framework
13 192 (7.98%) RESTful
14 188 (7.81%) ASP.NET Web API
15 179 (7.44%) REST
16 168 (6.98%) HTML5
17 144 (5.99%) JSON
18 122 (5.07%) WCF
19 120 (4.99%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 137 (5.69%) Self-Motivation
2 106 (4.41%) User Experience
3 83 (3.45%) Greenfield Project
4 80 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
5 71 (2.95%) Public Cloud
6 62 (2.58%) Driving Licence
7 57 (2.37%) Data Structures
8 44 (1.83%) Mobile App
9 38 (1.58%) Clustering
10 37 (1.54%) e-Health
11 30 (1.25%) Data Protection Act
12 29 (1.21%) Hybrid Cloud
13 27 (1.12%) Data Centre
14 26 (1.08%) FMCG
14 26 (1.08%) Management Information System
14 26 (1.08%) Replication
15 25 (1.04%) Algorithms
16 24 (1.00%) Virtual Team
17 19 (0.79%) Derivative
18 17 (0.71%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 454 (18.87%) Windows
2 218 (9.06%) Windows Server
3 157 (6.53%) Linux
4 43 (1.79%) Windows 10
5 36 (1.50%) Unix
6 30 (1.25%) Android
7 28 (1.16%) Windows Server 2012
8 27 (1.12%) Apple iOS
9 22 (0.91%) Windows Server 2019
10 21 (0.87%) Windows Server 2016
11 19 (0.79%) Windows Server 2008
12 14 (0.58%) Windows 7
13 13 (0.54%) AIX
14 12 (0.50%) CentOS
15 7 (0.29%) Fedora
15 7 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 7 (0.29%) Solaris
16 5 (0.21%) Ubuntu
16 5 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
17 2 (0.083%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 924 (38.40%) Agile Software Development
2 688 (28.60%) DevOps
3 553 (22.98%) MVC
4 382 (15.88%) Problem-Solving
5 364 (15.13%) Business Intelligence
6 355 (14.75%) CI/CD
7 331 (13.76%) Scrum
8 330 (13.72%) Full Stack Development
9 259 (10.76%) Software Engineering
10 250 (10.39%) Analytics
11 245 (10.18%) ETL
12 241 (10.02%) Microservices
13 209 (8.69%) Test Automation
14 180 (7.48%) TDD
15 170 (7.07%) Computer Science
16 162 (6.73%) Mentoring
16 162 (6.73%) SDLC
17 159 (6.61%) Data Modelling
18 158 (6.57%) OO
19 154 (6.40%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1,304 (54.20%) C#
2 1,285 (53.41%) SQL
3 722 (30.01%) JavaScript
4 418 (17.37%) T-SQL
5 275 (11.43%) Python
6 234 (9.73%) PowerShell
7 181 (7.52%) Java
8 152 (6.32%) TypeScript
9 101 (4.20%) VB
10 89 (3.70%) VB.NET
11 76 (3.16%) PHP
12 60 (2.49%) C++
13 55 (2.29%) PL/SQL
14 54 (2.24%) Go
14 54 (2.24%) R
15 41 (1.70%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 37 (1.54%) C
17 34 (1.41%) Kotlin
18 31 (1.29%) VB6
19 27 (1.12%) XPath
Qualifications
1 308 (12.80%) Degree
2 107 (4.45%) Computer Science Degree
3 84 (3.49%) Security Cleared
4 79 (3.28%) Microsoft Certification
5 65 (2.70%) SC Cleared
6 42 (1.75%) AWS Certification
7 30 (1.25%) DBS Check
8 25 (1.04%) Master's Degree
9 21 (0.87%) ISEB
10 20 (0.83%) ISTQB
11 14 (0.58%) Numerate Degree
12 13 (0.54%) ITIL Certification
12 13 (0.54%) MCSE
13 12 (0.50%) DV Cleared
14 10 (0.42%) MCSA
15 8 (0.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 7 (0.29%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
16 7 (0.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 6 (0.25%) MCPD
18 5 (0.21%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 244 (10.14%) QA
2 93 (3.87%) Accessibility
3 42 (1.75%) GDPR
4 39 (1.62%) Data Quality
5 34 (1.41%) SLA
6 17 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 10 (0.42%) Cyber Essentials
7 10 (0.42%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 7 (0.29%) ISO 9001
8 7 (0.29%) PCI DSS
9 6 (0.25%) ISO 22301
10 5 (0.21%) HL7
10 5 (0.21%) PMO
11 4 (0.17%) NIST
11 4 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 3 (0.12%) GAMP
13 2 (0.083%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 1 (0.042%) EMIR
14 1 (0.042%) NCSC
System Software
1 200 (8.31%) Active Directory
2 199 (8.27%) Docker
3 64 (2.66%) VMware Infrastructure
4 31 (1.29%) vSphere
5 26 (1.08%) Virtual Machines
6 24 (1.00%) Hyper-V
7 16 (0.67%) VMware ESXi
8 10 (0.42%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 9 (0.37%) Virtual Desktop
10 8 (0.33%) Virtual Servers
11 5 (0.21%) XenApp
12 3 (0.12%) Microsoft App-V
12 3 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
12 3 (0.12%) XenDesktop
13 2 (0.083%) VMware Server
13 2 (0.083%) Xen
14 1 (0.042%) Openswan
14 1 (0.042%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 187 (7.77%) Kubernetes
2 91 (3.78%) Terraform
3 66 (2.74%) Ansible
4 45 (1.87%) Puppet
5 35 (1.45%) Grafana
6 34 (1.41%) Opscode Chef
7 29 (1.21%) Microsoft Intune
8 26 (1.08%) SCCM
9 23 (0.96%) Rancher
10 19 (0.79%) Single Sign-On
11 13 (0.54%) Prometheus
12 10 (0.42%) HAProxy
13 9 (0.37%) AirWatch
13 9 (0.37%) Failover Clustering
13 9 (0.37%) MIIS
14 7 (0.29%) Icinga
14 7 (0.29%) logstash
14 7 (0.29%) Nagios
14 7 (0.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 6 (0.25%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 1,145 (47.59%) Microsoft
2 269 (11.18%) Oracle
3 91 (3.78%) VMware
4 86 (3.57%) Google
5 61 (2.54%) Xamarin
6 58 (2.41%) Sitecore
7 45 (1.87%) Citrix
8 44 (1.83%) Databricks
9 40 (1.66%) SAP
10 36 (1.50%) RedGate
11 32 (1.33%) Cisco
11 32 (1.33%) NEC
11 32 (1.33%) Northgate
12 24 (1.00%) Atlassian
13 21 (0.87%) Zend
14 20 (0.83%) Salesforce.com
15 18 (0.75%) HP
16 17 (0.71%) ServiceNow
17 16 (0.67%) Splunk
18 14 (0.58%) Veeam