Period
to 3 August 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Bristol 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 3 August 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
South West > Bristol
6 months to
3 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 35 24 23
Rank change year-on-year -11 -1 -10
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 247 127 320
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Bristol 7.29% 9.24% 9.16%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 30.53% 42.62% 32.82%
Number of salaries quoted 199 112 303
10th Percentile £33,745 £28,850 £26,250
25th Percentile £37,500 £32,500 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.88% - -
75th Percentile £57,500 £52,500 £53,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £56,250 £60,000
South West median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%

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 Bristol with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
Bristol
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 809 298 975
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bristol 23.88% 21.67% 27.90%
Number of salaries quoted 614 251 784
10th Percentile £33,750 £31,000 £27,000
25th Percentile £37,813 £33,750 £33,131
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
75th Percentile £62,500 £55,000 £55,000
90th Percentile £74,700 £65,000 £66,500
South West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

Job postings citing SQL Server as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Bristol.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server in Bristol

SQL Server
Salary Trend in Bristol

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing SQL Server in Bristol.

Salary trend for SQL Server in Bristol

SQL Server
Salary Histogram in Bristol

Salary distribution for jobs citing SQL Server in Bristol over the 6 months to 3 August 2021.

Salary histogram for SQL Server in Bristol

SQL Server
Job Locations in Bristol

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server within the Bristol region over the 6 months to 3 August 2021. 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
Avonmouth -4 5 £40,000 +6.67%
SQL Server
South West

For the 6 months to 3 August 2021, 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 Bristol region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 175 (70.85%) .NET
2 171 (69.23%) C#
3 143 (57.89%) Azure
4 117 (47.37%) JavaScript
5 107 (43.32%) Agile Software Development
6 103 (41.70%) HTML
7 99 (40.08%) .NET Core
8 97 (39.27%) SQL
9 91 (36.84%) CSS
10 86 (34.82%) ASP.NET
11 85 (34.41%) Microsoft
12 84 (34.01%) MVC
12 84 (34.01%) AngularJS
13 67 (27.13%) Scrum
14 66 (26.72%) .NET Framework
15 64 (25.91%) DevOps
16 61 (24.70%) Social Skills
17 56 (22.67%) Finance
18 55 (22.27%) Microservices
19 53 (21.46%) React
19 53 (21.46%) AWS
20 51 (20.65%) Software Engineering
21 49 (19.84%) ASP.NET MVC
22 43 (17.41%) Business Intelligence
22 43 (17.41%) PostgreSQL
23 42 (17.00%) GCP
24 41 (16.60%) Amazon DynamoDB
25 40 (16.19%) ASP.NET Web API
26 39 (15.79%) Web Services
27 38 (15.38%) TDD

SQL Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol 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 13 (5.26%) Elasticsearch
2 10 (4.05%) IIS
3 9 (3.64%) NServiceBus
4 7 (2.83%) CMS
4 7 (2.83%) MS Exchange
4 7 (2.83%) SharePoint
5 6 (2.43%) Kentico
5 6 (2.43%) Sitecore CMS
5 6 (2.43%) Umbraco
6 5 (2.02%) EPiServer
6 5 (2.02%) Headless CMS
7 3 (1.21%) SAS
8 2 (0.81%) Apache
8 2 (0.81%) Apache Airflow
9 1 (0.40%) Confluence
9 1 (0.40%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.40%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.40%) Tomcat
Applications
1 10 (4.05%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.62%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (1.21%) SAP S/4HANA
2 2 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.40%) Shopify
3 1 (0.40%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 143 (57.89%) Azure
2 53 (21.46%) AWS
3 42 (17.00%) GCP
4 15 (6.07%) SaaS
5 11 (4.45%) Microsoft 365
6 10 (4.05%) Azure Cosmos DB
7 9 (3.64%) Power Platform
7 9 (3.64%) Serverless
8 7 (2.83%) AWS Step Functions
8 7 (2.83%) GitHub
8 7 (2.83%) Twilio
9 5 (2.02%) Dynamics 365
10 3 (1.21%) Azure Data Factory
11 2 (0.81%) Amazon EKS
11 2 (0.81%) IaaS
12 1 (0.40%) Azure Logic Apps
12 1 (0.40%) Azure Service Bus
12 1 (0.40%) Azure Stack
12 1 (0.40%) npm
12 1 (0.40%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.43%) Firewall
1 6 (2.43%) Internet
1 6 (2.43%) Wireless
2 5 (2.02%) WAN
3 4 (1.62%) HTTP
3 4 (1.62%) LAN
3 4 (1.62%) TCP/IP
3 4 (1.62%) VPN
4 2 (0.81%) DHCP
4 2 (0.81%) DNS
4 2 (0.81%) SAN
4 2 (0.81%) VLAN
5 1 (0.40%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (0.40%) IP Telephony
5 1 (0.40%) NAS
5 1 (0.40%) NetScaler
5 1 (0.40%) Network Security
5 1 (0.40%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (0.40%) Skype
5 1 (0.40%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (17.41%) PostgreSQL
2 41 (16.60%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 37 (14.98%) Data Warehouse
4 32 (12.96%) MySQL
5 28 (11.34%) Relational Database
6 22 (8.91%) NoSQL
7 21 (8.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 14 (5.67%) MongoDB
9 13 (5.26%) Apache Cassandra
10 9 (3.64%) Power BI
10 9 (3.64%) Talend Open Studio
11 8 (3.24%) RDBMS
12 7 (2.83%) Azure SQL Database
13 6 (2.43%) Data Mining
13 6 (2.43%) SQL Server 2008
14 5 (2.02%) SQL Server 2012
14 5 (2.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 4 (1.62%) Redis
16 3 (1.21%) Big Data
16 3 (1.21%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 20 (8.10%) Git (software)
2 17 (6.88%) Team Foundation Server
3 14 (5.67%) Visual Studio
4 13 (5.26%) JIRA
5 8 (3.24%) Maven
5 8 (3.24%) Selenium
6 6 (2.43%) SpecFlow
7 5 (2.02%) Gradle
7 5 (2.02%) ReSharper
8 4 (1.62%) Jenkins
8 4 (1.62%) NUnit
9 3 (1.21%) Bitbucket
10 2 (0.81%) AppScan
10 2 (0.81%) Gerrit
10 2 (0.81%) JMeter
11 1 (0.40%) Cucumber
11 1 (0.40%) Eclipse
11 1 (0.40%) Hudson
11 1 (0.40%) Subversion
11 1 (0.40%) WebDriver
General
1 61 (24.70%) Social Skills
2 56 (22.67%) Finance
3 29 (11.74%) Electronics
3 29 (11.74%) Manufacturing
3 29 (11.74%) Marketing
3 29 (11.74%) Public Sector
4 28 (11.34%) Telecoms
5 23 (9.31%) Games
6 15 (6.07%) Analytical Skills
7 10 (4.05%) Retail
8 7 (2.83%) Law
9 6 (2.43%) Banking
10 5 (2.02%) Documentation Skills
10 5 (2.02%) Humanities
11 3 (1.21%) Inclusion and Diversity
12 2 (0.81%) Legal
13 1 (0.40%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.40%) Military
13 1 (0.40%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 144 (58.30%) Developer
2 73 (29.55%) .NET Developer
3 49 (19.84%) Software Engineer
4 40 (16.19%) Senior Developer
4 40 (16.19%) Software Developer
5 39 (15.79%) C# Developer
6 28 (11.34%) C# .NET Developer
7 25 (10.12%) Full Stack Developer
8 24 (9.72%) .NET Software Developer
9 18 (7.29%) Senior .NET Developer
10 16 (6.48%) Java Developer
11 15 (6.07%) C# Software Developer
12 14 (5.67%) C# Software Engineer
13 13 (5.26%) ASP.NET Developer
13 13 (5.26%) Azure Developer
13 13 (5.26%) C# ASP.NET Developer
14 12 (4.86%) Lead Developer
15 11 (4.45%) Data Engineer
15 11 (4.45%) Senior Software Engineer
16 9 (3.64%) Lead Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 175 (70.85%) .NET
2 103 (41.70%) HTML
3 99 (40.08%) .NET Core
4 91 (36.84%) CSS
5 86 (34.82%) ASP.NET
6 84 (34.01%) AngularJS
7 66 (26.72%) .NET Framework
8 53 (21.46%) React
9 49 (19.84%) ASP.NET MVC
10 40 (16.19%) ASP.NET Web API
11 39 (15.79%) Web Services
12 35 (14.17%) jQuery
13 28 (11.34%) ASP.NET Core
14 26 (10.53%) Vue.js
15 24 (9.72%) REST
16 22 (8.91%) Entity Framework
16 22 (8.91%) Node.js
17 18 (7.29%) HTML5
18 15 (6.07%) Redux
18 15 (6.07%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 19 (7.69%) Greenfield Project
2 13 (5.26%) User Experience
3 6 (2.43%) Reinsurance
3 6 (2.43%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (1.62%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.21%) Analytical Mindset
5 3 (1.21%) Data Centre
5 3 (1.21%) Driving Licence
5 3 (1.21%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (1.21%) Mobile App
6 2 (0.81%) N-Tier
6 2 (0.81%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.40%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.40%) Clustering
7 1 (0.40%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.40%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 27 (10.93%) Windows
2 17 (6.88%) Windows Server
3 4 (1.62%) Linux
4 3 (1.21%) Windows Server 2016
4 3 (1.21%) Windows Server 2019
5 2 (0.81%) Windows 7
5 2 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.40%) Unix
6 1 (0.40%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (43.32%) Agile Software Development
2 84 (34.01%) MVC
3 67 (27.13%) Scrum
4 64 (25.91%) DevOps
5 55 (22.27%) Microservices
6 51 (20.65%) Software Engineering
7 43 (17.41%) Business Intelligence
8 38 (15.38%) TDD
9 35 (14.17%) Full Stack Development
10 29 (11.74%) Continuous Delivery
11 27 (10.93%) Digital Marketing
11 27 (10.93%) Programme Management
12 25 (10.12%) Unit Testing
13 24 (9.72%) OO
13 24 (9.72%) Web Design
14 23 (9.31%) ETL
14 23 (9.31%) Problem-Solving
15 22 (8.91%) Continuous Improvement
15 22 (8.91%) Mentoring
15 22 (8.91%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 171 (69.23%) C#
2 117 (47.37%) JavaScript
3 97 (39.27%) SQL
4 28 (11.34%) T-SQL
5 25 (10.12%) Java
6 22 (8.91%) TypeScript
7 17 (6.88%) Python
8 11 (4.45%) VB.NET
9 9 (3.64%) VBA
10 7 (2.83%) C++
11 6 (2.43%) C
12 5 (2.02%) Go
12 5 (2.02%) Kotlin
12 5 (2.02%) PowerShell
13 4 (1.62%) PHP
13 4 (1.62%) VB
14 2 (0.81%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 2 (0.81%) XAML
15 1 (0.40%) Ruby
15 1 (0.40%) XPath
Qualifications
1 10 (4.05%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (2.02%) MCSD
2 5 (2.02%) SC Cleared
2 5 (2.02%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.21%) Degree
4 2 (0.81%) AWS Certification
4 2 (0.81%) ISTQB
4 2 (0.81%) MCSA
4 2 (0.81%) MCSE
5 1 (0.40%) CCNA
5 1 (0.40%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.40%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.40%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.40%) HNC
5 1 (0.40%) HND
5 1 (0.40%) ISEB
5 1 (0.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.02%) Accessibility
1 5 (2.02%) QA
2 3 (1.21%) SLA
3 2 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.81%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.40%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.40%) Data Quality
System Software
1 27 (10.93%) Docker
2 10 (4.05%) Active Directory
3 5 (2.02%) Hyper-V
4 4 (1.62%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.81%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.81%) XenApp
5 2 (0.81%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.40%) Firmware
6 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.40%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 17 (6.88%) Kubernetes
2 3 (1.21%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (1.21%) Terraform
3 2 (0.81%) Ansible
3 2 (0.81%) Puppet
4 1 (0.40%) Grafana
4 1 (0.40%) HAProxy
4 1 (0.40%) HP ALM
4 1 (0.40%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (0.40%) MIIS
4 1 (0.40%) Packer
4 1 (0.40%) Prometheus
4 1 (0.40%) SCCM
Vendors
1 85 (34.41%) Microsoft
2 33 (13.36%) Oracle
3 32 (12.96%) Google
4 30 (12.15%) SAP
5 9 (3.64%) Talend
6 7 (2.83%) Salesforce.com
7 6 (2.43%) Sitecore
8 5 (2.02%) Citrix
8 5 (2.02%) VMware
9 3 (1.21%) Cisco
9 3 (1.21%) HP
9 3 (1.21%) Sophos
10 2 (0.81%) Apple
10 2 (0.81%) Aquila
10 2 (0.81%) Extreme Networks
10 2 (0.81%) Meraki
10 2 (0.81%) Veeam
10 2 (0.81%) Veracode
11 1 (0.40%) Databricks
11 1 (0.40%) Zerto