Period
to 14 August 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 14 August 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
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 4 8 7
Rank change year-on-year +4 -1 -2
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 218 193 302
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 21.58% 15.28% 17.65%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 59.73% 65.42% 63.18%
Number of salaries quoted 209 183 286
Bedfordshire median annual salary £47,500 £37,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +26.67% -16.67% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £53,750 £63,750
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -

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 365 295 478
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 36.14% 23.36% 27.94%
Number of salaries quoted 337 220 414
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 £29,250 £31,500
90th Percentile £76,250 £59,000 £63,750
East of England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +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 14 August 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 14 August 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 +6 93 £45,000 +38.46% 4
Bedford +1 57 £47,500 +28.38% 3
Dunstable +3 31 £50,000 +5.26%
Leighton Buzzard -6 1 £47,500 +5.56%
SQL Server
East of England

For the 6 months to 14 August 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.

1 146 (66.97%) C#
2 143 (65.60%) .NET
3 124 (56.88%) Microsoft
4 119 (54.59%) Agile Software Development
5 93 (42.66%) Microsoft Azure
6 78 (35.78%) SQL
7 74 (33.94%) ASP.NET
8 64 (29.36%) Visual Studio
9 59 (27.06%) TDD
9 59 (27.06%) Microservices
10 56 (25.69%) Amazon AWS
11 52 (23.85%) ASP.NET Web API
12 50 (22.94%) DevOps
13 48 (22.02%) MVC
14 45 (20.64%) Dependency Injection
15 41 (18.81%) ASP.NET MVC
16 39 (17.89%) LINQ
17 37 (16.97%) WPF
17 37 (16.97%) Google
17 37 (16.97%) CQRS
17 37 (16.97%) Kibana
17 37 (16.97%) Elasticsearch
17 37 (16.97%) .NET Core
18 33 (15.14%) Software Engineering
19 32 (14.68%) HTML
19 32 (14.68%) JavaScript
20 31 (14.22%) Windows
20 31 (14.22%) Web Development
21 30 (13.76%) WinForms
21 30 (13.76%) Mentoring

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 37 (16.97%) Elasticsearch
2 22 (10.09%) MS Exchange
3 4 (1.83%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (1.83%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.38%) Apache Spark
4 3 (1.38%) CMS
4 3 (1.38%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.92%) IIS
5 2 (0.92%) JBoss
6 1 (0.46%) Apache
6 1 (0.46%) SAS
6 1 (0.46%) Umbraco
Applications
1 12 (5.50%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (5.05%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (2.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.46%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.46%) Infor M3
1 1 (0.46%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.46%) Oracle iProcurement
1 1 (0.46%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 93 (42.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 56 (25.69%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.92%) PaaS
3 2 (0.92%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (8.26%) Firewall
2 17 (7.80%) SAN
3 15 (6.88%) Network Security
4 14 (6.42%) WAN
5 8 (3.67%) Internet
5 8 (3.67%) Skype
6 3 (1.38%) DNS
6 3 (1.38%) Hyperconnected
6 3 (1.38%) VoIP
7 2 (0.92%) DHCP
7 2 (0.92%) VLAN
8 1 (0.46%) BIG-IP
8 1 (0.46%) IPv4
8 1 (0.46%) iSCSI
8 1 (0.46%) NAS
8 1 (0.46%) Remote Desktop
8 1 (0.46%) Reverse Proxy
8 1 (0.46%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (13.30%) SQL Server 2008
2 26 (11.93%) SQL Server 2014
3 22 (10.09%) SQL Server 2016
4 19 (8.72%) Relational Database
5 18 (8.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 16 (7.34%) SQL Server 2005
6 16 (7.34%) SQL Server 2012
6 16 (7.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 9 (4.13%) Data Warehouse
8 8 (3.67%) MySQL
9 7 (3.21%) DB2
10 4 (1.83%) Power BI
11 3 (1.38%) Apache Hive
11 3 (1.38%) Apache Kudu
11 3 (1.38%) Big Data
11 3 (1.38%) Impala
11 3 (1.38%) OLTP
11 3 (1.38%) RDBMS
12 2 (0.92%) Hadoop
12 2 (0.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 64 (29.36%) Visual Studio
2 22 (10.09%) Team Foundation Server
3 14 (6.42%) Ant
4 4 (1.83%) Git (software)
4 4 (1.83%) MSTest
4 4 (1.83%) NUnit
4 4 (1.83%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 4 (1.83%) Vagrant
5 3 (1.38%) Selenium
5 3 (1.38%) WebDriver
6 2 (0.92%) AutoIt
6 2 (0.92%) Eclipse
6 2 (0.92%) Oracle APEX
6 2 (0.92%) WebStorm
7 1 (0.46%) Cucumber
General
1 8 (3.67%) Finance
2 2 (0.92%) Marketing
3 1 (0.46%) Advertising
3 1 (0.46%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.46%) Music Industry
3 1 (0.46%) Retail
Job Titles
1 99 (45.41%) Developer
2 71 (32.57%) .NET Developer
3 39 (17.89%) C# Developer
4 27 (12.39%) Senior Developer
5 25 (11.47%) Analyst
6 23 (10.55%) C# .NET Developer
7 21 (9.63%) Software Developer
8 18 (8.26%) .NET Software Developer
9 17 (7.80%) Senior .NET Developer
10 16 (7.34%) Support Engineer
11 15 (6.88%) Development Manager
11 15 (6.88%) Software Development Manager
11 15 (6.88%) Software Manager
12 13 (5.96%) 3rd Line Support
12 13 (5.96%) Software Engineer
13 12 (5.50%) DBA
13 12 (5.50%) SQL DBA
14 11 (5.05%) ASP.NET Developer
14 11 (5.05%) C# ASP.NET Developer
14 11 (5.05%) C# Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 143 (65.60%) .NET
2 74 (33.94%) ASP.NET
3 52 (23.85%) ASP.NET Web API
4 41 (18.81%) ASP.NET MVC
5 39 (17.89%) LINQ
6 37 (16.97%) .NET Core
6 37 (16.97%) WPF
7 32 (14.68%) HTML
8 30 (13.76%) WinForms
9 29 (13.30%) CSS
10 25 (11.47%) WCF
11 17 (7.80%) Web Services
12 14 (6.42%) Flash
13 12 (5.50%) .NET Framework
14 11 (5.05%) RESTful
15 10 (4.59%) Entity Framework
16 8 (3.67%) AngularJS
16 8 (3.67%) KnockoutJS
16 8 (3.67%) XML
17 7 (3.21%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 22 (10.09%) User Experience
2 18 (8.26%) Management Information System
3 14 (6.42%) Data Centre
3 14 (6.42%) EMC VMAX
4 13 (5.96%) Client/Server
5 12 (5.50%) Clustering
5 12 (5.50%) Mobile App
5 12 (5.50%) Replication
6 7 (3.21%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (2.75%) Driving Licence
7 6 (2.75%) Self-Motivation
8 5 (2.29%) Computer Science
9 4 (1.83%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (1.83%) NHS
9 4 (1.83%) Social Network
10 2 (0.92%) Data Structures
11 1 (0.46%) Greenfield Project
11 1 (0.46%) Private Cloud
11 1 (0.46%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 31 (14.22%) Windows
2 21 (9.63%) Windows Server
3 14 (6.42%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (6.42%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (3.21%) Linux
5 6 (2.75%) Windows XP
6 4 (1.83%) Windows 7
7 3 (1.38%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.46%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (54.59%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (27.06%) Microservices
2 59 (27.06%) TDD
3 50 (22.94%) DevOps
4 48 (22.02%) MVC
5 45 (20.64%) Dependency Injection
6 37 (16.97%) CQRS
7 33 (15.14%) Software Engineering
8 31 (14.22%) Web Development
9 30 (13.76%) Mentoring
10 29 (13.30%) Problem-Solving
11 21 (9.63%) Web Application Development
12 20 (9.17%) BDD
13 19 (8.72%) OO
14 18 (8.26%) Load Testing
15 15 (6.88%) Migration
16 14 (6.42%) Business Intelligence
16 14 (6.42%) OOP
17 13 (5.96%) High Availability
18 12 (5.50%) Collaborative Working
Programming Languages
1 146 (66.97%) C#
2 78 (35.78%) SQL
3 32 (14.68%) JavaScript
4 25 (11.47%) PowerShell
5 10 (4.59%) Java
6 9 (4.13%) T-SQL
7 4 (1.83%) C++
7 4 (1.83%) Python
7 4 (1.83%) VBA
8 2 (0.92%) Apex Code
8 2 (0.92%) VB
8 2 (0.92%) VBScript
9 1 (0.46%) Ruby
9 1 (0.46%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.46%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.46%) XPath
Qualifications
1 15 (6.88%) Degree
2 11 (5.05%) MCP
2 11 (5.05%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (3.21%) MCSA
3 7 (3.21%) MCSE
3 7 (3.21%) MCTS
4 6 (2.75%) A+ Certification
4 6 (2.75%) CCNA
4 6 (2.75%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (2.75%) Network+ Certification
4 6 (2.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 5 (2.29%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (1.38%) MCITP
7 2 (0.92%) CCNP
7 2 (0.92%) ISEB
7 2 (0.92%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.46%) CCA
8 1 (0.46%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (0.46%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.46%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.83%) QA
1 4 (1.83%) SLA
2 2 (0.92%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.46%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 21 (9.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (7.80%) Active Directory
3 15 (6.88%) XenApp
4 14 (6.42%) vSphere
5 4 (1.83%) Docker
6 3 (1.38%) Apache Flume
7 2 (0.92%) HDFS
8 1 (0.46%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.46%) NFS
8 1 (0.46%) Squid
8 1 (0.46%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.46%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 37 (16.97%) Kibana
2 6 (2.75%) SCCM
3 3 (1.38%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 3 (1.38%) Oozie
3 3 (1.38%) SCOM
4 1 (0.46%) HAProxy
4 1 (0.46%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.46%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.46%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.46%) PowerCLI
4 1 (0.46%) WSUS
Vendors
1 124 (56.88%) Microsoft
2 37 (16.97%) Google
3 21 (9.63%) VMware
4 20 (9.17%) Citrix
5 16 (7.34%) Capita
6 15 (6.88%) EMC
6 15 (6.88%) HP
6 15 (6.88%) McAfee
7 14 (6.42%) CA
7 14 (6.42%) Cisco
7 14 (6.42%) CommVault
7 14 (6.42%) FalconStor
8 11 (5.05%) Oracle
9 4 (1.83%) Facebook
9 4 (1.83%) Twitter
10 3 (1.38%) NetApp
10 3 (1.38%) SolarWinds
11 2 (0.92%) Salesforce.com
12 1 (0.46%) Red Hat
12 1 (0.46%) Symantec