The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server skills in IT jobs advertised for the Bedford region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 3 7 3
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -4
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 98 90 97
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 35.13% 29.22% 32.88%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 89.09% 91.84% 85.84%
Number of salaries quoted 97 86 97
Average salary £47,500 £46,250 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.70% -2.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £34,500 £23,900
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
SQL Server
Bedfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Database & Business Intelligence category in permanent jobs advertised in the Bedford region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Bedford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
110 98 113
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 39.43% 31.82% 38.31%
Number of salaries quoted 101 94 113
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £28,500 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

SQL Server
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing SQL Server across the Bedford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Database & Business Intelligence category.

SQL Server Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

SQL Server
Salary Trend in Bedford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SQL Server across the Bedford region.

SQL Server Salary Trend in Bedford

SQL Server
Salary Histogram in Bedford

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SQL Server across the Bedford region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

SQL Server Salary Histogram in Bedford

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the Bedford region citing SQL Server also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited SQL Server.

1 117 (75.97%) C#
1 117 (75.97%) .NET
2 111 (72.08%) ASP.NET
3 83 (53.90%) MVC
4 81 (52.60%) JavaScript
5 74 (48.05%) Agile Software Development
6 73 (47.40%) ASP.NET MVC
7 71 (46.10%) Microsoft
8 69 (44.81%) Windows
8 69 (44.81%) jQuery
9 66 (42.86%) HTML
10 60 (38.96%) CSS
11 53 (34.42%) SQL
12 51 (33.12%) TDD
13 50 (32.47%) Visual Studio
14 48 (31.17%) .NET Framework
15 47 (30.52%) WCF
16 44 (28.57%) Scrum
17 41 (26.62%) MS Excel
18 40 (25.97%) Entity Framework
19 37 (24.03%) SQL Server 2008
20 34 (22.08%) T-SQL
21 33 (21.43%) WPF
22 30 (19.48%) SharePoint
22 30 (19.48%) SQL Server 2012
23 29 (18.83%) LINQ
24 28 (18.18%) ASP.NET MVC 4
25 27 (17.53%) Windows Server 2008
25 27 (17.53%) Microsoft Azure
26 26 (16.88%) Ajax

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the Bedford region citing SQL Server also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited SQL Server. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 30 (19.48%) SharePoint
2 23 (14.94%) MS Exchange
2 23 (14.94%) Exchange Server 2010
3 22 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2003
3 22 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
4 13 (8.44%) Node.js
5 8 (5.19%) CMS
6 5 (3.25%) SharePoint 2010
7 4 (2.60%) LiveLink
8 2 (1.30%) IIS
8 2 (1.30%) Umbraco
8 2 (1.30%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 41 (26.62%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.90%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 27 (17.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (9.74%) Office 365
3 6 (3.90%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (3.25%) SaaS
5 3 (1.95%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 10 (6.49%) Network Security
2 3 (1.95%) SSL
3 2 (1.30%) LAN
3 2 (1.30%) DHCP
3 2 (1.30%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.65%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (24.03%) SQL Server 2008
2 30 (19.48%) SQL Server 2012
3 18 (11.69%) Relational Database
4 8 (5.19%) NoSQL
4 8 (5.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (3.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (2.60%) Crystal Reports
7 3 (1.95%) SQL Server 2000
8 2 (1.30%) Oracle Database
8 2 (1.30%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (1.30%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.30%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (1.30%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (1.30%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.65%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 50 (32.47%) Visual Studio
2 21 (13.64%) Team Foundation Server
3 20 (12.99%) Moq
4 19 (12.34%) Rhino Mocks
5 18 (11.69%) Git (software)
6 10 (6.49%) MSTest
6 10 (6.49%) NUnit
7 8 (5.19%) Subversion
8 6 (3.90%) JIRA
8 6 (3.90%) Bitbucket
8 6 (3.90%) Octopus Deploy
9 4 (2.60%) Selenium
10 3 (1.95%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 2 (1.30%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 1 (0.65%) Cucumber
12 1 (0.65%) SpecFlow
12 1 (0.65%) Oracle Forms
General
1 8 (5.19%) Advertising
1 8 (5.19%) Retail
2 6 (3.90%) Back Office
3 1 (0.65%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 111 (72.08%) Developer
2 61 (39.61%) .NET Developer
3 52 (33.77%) C# Developer
4 46 (29.87%) C# .NET Developer
5 37 (24.03%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 32 (20.78%) Senior Developer
7 23 (14.94%) ASP.NET Developer
8 19 (12.34%) Senior C# Developer
9 16 (10.39%) Consultant
10 12 (7.79%) Team Leader
11 11 (7.14%) Senior .NET Developer
11 11 (7.14%) SharePoint Developer
12 10 (6.49%) Virtualisation Consultant
13 9 (5.84%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
13 9 (5.84%) Software Developer
14 4 (2.60%) Architect
14 4 (2.60%) Analyst
14 4 (2.60%) Web Developer
14 4 (2.60%) Applications Developer
14 4 (2.60%) Technical Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 117 (75.97%) .NET
2 111 (72.08%) ASP.NET
3 73 (47.40%) ASP.NET MVC
4 69 (44.81%) jQuery
5 66 (42.86%) HTML
6 60 (38.96%) CSS
7 48 (31.17%) .NET Framework
8 47 (30.52%) WCF
9 40 (25.97%) Entity Framework
10 33 (21.43%) WPF
11 29 (18.83%) LINQ
12 28 (18.18%) ASP.NET MVC 4
13 26 (16.88%) WinForms
13 26 (16.88%) Ajax
14 24 (15.58%) ASP.NET Web API
15 22 (14.29%) Web Services
16 20 (12.99%) AngularJS
17 18 (11.69%) Silverlight
18 17 (11.04%) HTML5
19 15 (9.74%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 15 (9.74%) N-Tier
2 10 (6.49%) Computer Science
3 9 (5.84%) Enterprise Software
4 8 (5.19%) Inversion of Control
4 8 (5.19%) Tandem
4 8 (5.19%) Management Information System
5 6 (3.90%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (3.25%) Data Centre
7 4 (2.60%) Wiki
8 3 (1.95%) Client/Server
9 2 (1.30%) Replication
9 2 (1.30%) GIS
10 1 (0.65%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 69 (44.81%) Windows
2 27 (17.53%) Windows Server 2008
3 24 (15.58%) Windows Server 2012
4 23 (14.94%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (53.90%) MVC
2 74 (48.05%) Agile Software Development
3 51 (33.12%) TDD
4 44 (28.57%) Scrum
5 26 (16.88%) OO
6 25 (16.23%) Software Engineering
7 23 (14.94%) ITIL
7 23 (14.94%) OOD
8 21 (13.64%) Disaster Recovery
8 21 (13.64%) Server Building
9 20 (12.99%) Multithreading
10 16 (10.39%) Web Application Development
10 16 (10.39%) Web Development
11 14 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
12 10 (6.49%) BDD
12 10 (6.49%) Stakeholder Management
13 9 (5.84%) Kanban
14 8 (5.19%) Continuous Improvement
14 8 (5.19%) Dependency Injection
14 8 (5.19%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 117 (75.97%) C#
2 81 (52.60%) JavaScript
3 53 (34.42%) SQL
4 34 (22.08%) T-SQL
5 8 (5.19%) Ruby
6 4 (2.60%) VB.NET
7 3 (1.95%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.65%) VB6
8 1 (0.65%) C++
8 1 (0.65%) Java
8 1 (0.65%) VB
Qualifications
1 25 (16.23%) Microsoft Certification
2 23 (14.94%) MCSE
2 23 (14.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 22 (14.29%) MCSA
3 22 (14.29%) VCP5
4 21 (13.64%) MCP
5 11 (7.14%) Degree
6 3 (1.95%) ISEB
7 2 (1.30%) VCP4
8 1 (0.65%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.65%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.30%) SLA
1 2 (1.30%) QA
System Software
1 24 (15.58%) Active Directory
1 24 (15.58%) VMware Infrastructure
1 24 (15.58%) XenApp
2 23 (14.94%) vSphere
2 23 (14.94%) VMware ESX
3 2 (1.30%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.65%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 11 (7.14%) MOM
Vendors
1 71 (46.10%) Microsoft
2 25 (16.23%) Citrix
2 25 (16.23%) VMware
3 23 (14.94%) Intel
4 12 (7.79%) Nintex
5 9 (5.84%) Oracle
6 8 (5.19%) Facebook
7 4 (2.60%) OpenText
8 1 (0.65%) Telerik
8 1 (0.65%) LANDesk
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