Period
to 24 May 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with 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 24 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
East of England > Bedfordshire
6 months to
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 6 4 7
Rank change year-on-year -2 +3 0
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 173 231 308
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 19.14% 19.17% 18.09%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 58.25% 73.80% 65.81%
Number of salaries quoted 168 244 281
Bedfordshire median annual salary £45,778 £37,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +22.07% -21.05% +5.56%
10th Percentile £29,625 £29,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £63,750
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.66%

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 advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
Bedfordshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 297 313 468
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 32.85% 25.98% 27.48%
Number of salaries quoted 280 265 410
Bedfordshire median annual salary £52,500 £40,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +31.25% -15.79% +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £76,250 £60,000 £63,750
East of England median annual salary £47,500 £44,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +6.74% -1.11% +5.88%

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

Job postings citing SQL Server as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server in Bedfordshire

SQL Server
Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Salary trend for SQL Server in Bedfordshire

SQL Server
Salary Histogram in Bedfordshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in Bedfordshire over the 6 months to 24 May 2018.

Salary histogram for SQL Server in Bedfordshire

SQL Server
Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server within the Bedfordshire region over the 6 months to 24 May 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton +1 72 £45,000 +12.50% 9
Bedford +1 53 £47,500 +26.67% 6
Dunstable -2 25 £47,500 +18.75% 2
Leighton Buzzard -5 4 £43,750 -2.78% 1
SQL Server
East of England

For the 6 months to 24 May 2018, IT jobs citing SQL Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Bedfordshire region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 109 (63.01%) .NET
2 108 (62.43%) C#
3 98 (56.65%) Agile Software Development
4 80 (46.24%) Microsoft
5 70 (40.46%) SQL
6 68 (39.31%) Microsoft Azure
7 54 (31.21%) TDD
8 46 (26.59%) Amazon AWS
9 45 (26.01%) DevOps
10 44 (25.43%) ASP.NET Web API
11 40 (23.12%) Microservices
11 40 (23.12%) Visual Studio
12 38 (21.97%) ASP.NET
13 37 (21.39%) Dependency Injection
14 35 (20.23%) LINQ
15 34 (19.65%) WPF
16 33 (19.08%) Web Development
16 33 (19.08%) Elasticsearch
17 32 (18.50%) Kibana
17 32 (18.50%) CQRS
17 32 (18.50%) .NET Core
17 32 (18.50%) Google
17 32 (18.50%) Windows
18 30 (17.34%) WinForms
19 29 (16.76%) JavaScript
20 26 (15.03%) MVC
21 25 (14.45%) HTML
21 25 (14.45%) PowerShell
22 24 (13.87%) CSS
23 23 (13.29%) WCF

SQL Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire 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 33 (19.08%) Elasticsearch
2 17 (9.83%) MS Exchange
3 5 (2.89%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (1.73%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.16%) Apache Spark
5 2 (1.16%) CMS
5 2 (1.16%) IIS
5 2 (1.16%) JBoss
6 1 (0.58%) Apache
6 1 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.58%) nginx
6 1 (0.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 7 (4.05%) Microsoft Excel
1 7 (4.05%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.58%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.16%) SAP CRM
2 1 (0.58%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.58%) Oracle iProcurement
Cloud Services
1 68 (39.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 46 (26.59%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.16%) PaaS
3 2 (1.16%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (8.67%) Firewall
2 11 (6.36%) SAN
3 10 (5.78%) Network Security
4 9 (5.20%) WAN
5 8 (4.62%) Skype
6 6 (3.47%) Internet
7 3 (1.73%) DNS
7 3 (1.73%) VoIP
8 2 (1.16%) DHCP
8 2 (1.16%) VLAN
9 1 (0.58%) BIG-IP
9 1 (0.58%) Hyperconnected
9 1 (0.58%) IPv4
9 1 (0.58%) iSCSI
9 1 (0.58%) NAS
9 1 (0.58%) Remote Desktop
9 1 (0.58%) Reverse Proxy
9 1 (0.58%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (9.25%) SQL Server 2008
2 14 (8.09%) SQL Server 2014
2 14 (8.09%) SQL Server 2016
3 12 (6.94%) Relational Database
3 12 (6.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 10 (5.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 9 (5.20%) MySQL
5 9 (5.20%) SQL Server 2005
6 6 (3.47%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (2.89%) DB2
8 4 (2.31%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (2.31%) Power BI
9 3 (1.73%) RDBMS
10 2 (1.16%) Apache Hive
10 2 (1.16%) Apache Kudu
10 2 (1.16%) Big Data
10 2 (1.16%) Impala
10 2 (1.16%) OLTP
10 2 (1.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 1 (0.58%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 40 (23.12%) Visual Studio
2 18 (10.40%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (4.05%) NUnit
4 6 (3.47%) MSTest
4 6 (3.47%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 5 (2.89%) Vagrant
6 4 (2.31%) Git (software)
7 3 (1.73%) Selenium
7 3 (1.73%) WebDriver
8 2 (1.16%) AutoIt
8 2 (1.16%) Eclipse
8 2 (1.16%) WebStorm
9 1 (0.58%) Cucumber
General
1 10 (5.78%) Finance
2 1 (0.58%) Retail
Job Titles
1 90 (52.02%) Developer
2 64 (36.99%) .NET Developer
3 38 (21.97%) C# Developer
4 22 (12.72%) C# .NET Developer
4 22 (12.72%) Software Developer
5 21 (12.14%) Analyst
6 20 (11.56%) Senior Developer
7 18 (10.40%) .NET Software Developer
8 12 (6.94%) Support Engineer
9 10 (5.78%) C# Software Developer
9 10 (5.78%) Senior .NET Developer
9 10 (5.78%) VMware Engineer
10 9 (5.20%) 3rd Line Support
10 9 (5.20%) C# WPF Developer
10 9 (5.20%) Windows Engineer
10 9 (5.20%) WPF Developer
11 8 (4.62%) Applications Support
11 8 (4.62%) Senior C# Developer
11 8 (4.62%) Support Analyst
11 8 (4.62%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 109 (63.01%) .NET
2 44 (25.43%) ASP.NET Web API
3 38 (21.97%) ASP.NET
4 35 (20.23%) LINQ
5 34 (19.65%) WPF
6 32 (18.50%) .NET Core
7 30 (17.34%) WinForms
8 25 (14.45%) HTML
9 24 (13.87%) CSS
10 23 (13.29%) WCF
11 17 (9.83%) ASP.NET MVC
12 14 (8.09%) Web Services
13 10 (5.78%) RESTful
14 9 (5.20%) Flash
15 6 (3.47%) AngularJS
15 6 (3.47%) Ninject
15 6 (3.47%) Spring.NET
15 6 (3.47%) Unity DI Container
16 5 (2.89%) .NET Framework
16 5 (2.89%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.94%) Mobile App
2 10 (5.78%) Enterprise Software
2 10 (5.78%) User Experience
3 9 (5.20%) Data Centre
3 9 (5.20%) EMC VMAX
4 8 (4.62%) Client/Server
5 6 (3.47%) Clustering
5 6 (3.47%) Replication
5 6 (3.47%) Social Network
6 5 (2.89%) Greenfield Project
7 4 (2.31%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (2.31%) Driving Licence
7 4 (2.31%) Management Information System
7 4 (2.31%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (1.73%) Computer Science
9 2 (1.16%) NHS
10 1 (0.58%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.58%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 32 (18.50%) Windows
2 22 (12.72%) Windows Server
3 15 (8.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (8.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (4.62%) Linux
5 4 (2.31%) Windows 7
5 4 (2.31%) Windows XP
6 3 (1.73%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (56.65%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (31.21%) TDD
3 45 (26.01%) DevOps
4 40 (23.12%) Microservices
5 37 (21.39%) Dependency Injection
6 33 (19.08%) Web Development
7 32 (18.50%) CQRS
8 26 (15.03%) MVC
9 17 (9.83%) BDD
9 17 (9.83%) Software Engineering
10 16 (9.25%) Web Application Development
11 15 (8.67%) OO
12 14 (8.09%) Coaching
12 14 (8.09%) Collaborative Working
13 13 (7.51%) OOP
14 12 (6.94%) OOD
15 11 (6.36%) Mentoring
15 11 (6.36%) SDLC
16 9 (5.20%) Business Intelligence
16 9 (5.20%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 108 (62.43%) C#
2 70 (40.46%) SQL
3 29 (16.76%) JavaScript
4 25 (14.45%) PowerShell
5 9 (5.20%) Java
6 4 (2.31%) C++
6 4 (2.31%) Python
6 4 (2.31%) T-SQL
6 4 (2.31%) VBA
7 2 (1.16%) VB
7 2 (1.16%) VB.NET
7 2 (1.16%) VBScript
8 1 (0.58%) C
8 1 (0.58%) Java 8
8 1 (0.58%) PHP
8 1 (0.58%) XPath
Qualifications
1 9 (5.20%) Degree
1 9 (5.20%) MCP
1 9 (5.20%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (4.05%) MCSA
2 7 (4.05%) MCSE
2 7 (4.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 5 (2.89%) MCTS
4 4 (2.31%) A+ Certification
4 4 (2.31%) Network+ Certification
5 3 (1.73%) CCNA
5 3 (1.73%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (1.73%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (1.73%) MCITP
6 2 (1.16%) CCNP
6 2 (1.16%) ISEB
6 2 (1.16%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.58%) CCA
7 1 (0.58%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.31%) QA
1 4 (2.31%) SLA
2 2 (1.16%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.58%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 17 (9.83%) Active Directory
2 16 (9.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (5.78%) XenApp
4 9 (5.20%) vSphere
5 5 (2.89%) Docker
6 2 (1.16%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.58%) HDFS
7 1 (0.58%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.58%) NFS
7 1 (0.58%) Squid
7 1 (0.58%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.58%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 32 (18.50%) Kibana
2 7 (4.05%) SCCM
3 4 (2.31%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 4 (2.31%) SCOM
4 2 (1.16%) Oozie
5 1 (0.58%) HAProxy
5 1 (0.58%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.58%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.58%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.58%) PowerCLI
5 1 (0.58%) WSUS
Vendors
1 80 (46.24%) Microsoft
2 32 (18.50%) Google
3 16 (9.25%) VMware
4 15 (8.67%) Citrix
5 10 (5.78%) EMC
5 10 (5.78%) HP
5 10 (5.78%) McAfee
6 9 (5.20%) CA
6 9 (5.20%) Cisco
6 9 (5.20%) CommVault
6 9 (5.20%) FalconStor
7 6 (3.47%) Facebook
7 6 (3.47%) Twitter
8 5 (2.89%) Oracle
9 4 (2.31%) NetApp
9 4 (2.31%) SolarWinds
10 2 (1.16%) Capita
10 2 (1.16%) SAP
11 1 (0.58%) Informatica
11 1 (0.58%) Red Hat