Period
to 16 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 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 16 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 47 23 18
Rank change year-on-year -24 -5 +3
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 179 216 333
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 5.71% 9.72% 11.47%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 24.86% 37.70% 48.83%
Number of salaries quoted 175 207 319
Cambridge median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +12.50% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £31,250 £28,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £61,250 £55,000
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £43,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +8.75% - -

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 Cambridge with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
Cambridge
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 720 573 682
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 22.95% 25.79% 23.49%
Number of salaries quoted 547 496 595
Cambridge median annual salary £46,902 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.23% +12.50% -
10th Percentile £30,950 £27,750 £30,700
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £55,150
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server in Cambridge

SQL Server
Salary Trend in Cambridge

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

Salary trend for SQL Server in Cambridge

SQL Server
Salary Histogram in Cambridge

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in Cambridge over the 6 months to 16 January 2018.

Salary histogram for SQL Server in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, IT jobs citing SQL Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Cambridge region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 134 (74.86%) C#
2 123 (68.72%) .NET
3 106 (59.22%) Microsoft
4 93 (51.96%) Agile Software Development
5 84 (46.93%) SQL
6 81 (45.25%) ASP.NET
7 73 (40.78%) MVC
8 68 (37.99%) Microsoft Azure
9 62 (34.64%) JavaScript
10 58 (32.40%) WPF
11 57 (31.84%) AngularJS
12 56 (31.28%) ASP.NET MVC
13 51 (28.49%) TDD
14 46 (25.70%) HTML
15 45 (25.14%) OO
16 44 (24.58%) Software Engineering
16 44 (24.58%) ASP.NET Web API
17 43 (24.02%) Node.js
18 42 (23.46%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 40 (22.35%) Degree
20 39 (21.79%) Multithreading
21 38 (21.23%) Ruby
21 38 (21.23%) Web Application Development
21 38 (21.23%) RESTful
21 38 (21.23%) ASP.NET MVC 5
22 37 (20.67%) MongoDB
22 37 (20.67%) CSS
22 37 (20.67%) Kanban
23 36 (20.11%) Dependency Injection
23 36 (20.11%) TeamCity

SQL Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge 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 35 (19.55%) Elasticsearch
2 7 (3.91%) IIS
3 4 (2.23%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.12%) Apache
4 2 (1.12%) CMS
4 2 (1.12%) nginx
4 2 (1.12%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.56%) ArcGIS
5 1 (0.56%) ArcSDE
5 1 (0.56%) GeoServer
5 1 (0.56%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 5 (2.79%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.56%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 3 (1.68%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (1.12%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.56%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.56%) Sage 1000
Cloud Services
1 68 (37.99%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (12.29%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (2.79%) Google Cloud Platform
4 3 (1.68%) Google Analytics
4 3 (1.68%) Office 365
5 2 (1.12%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.12%) GitHub
5 2 (1.12%) SaaS
6 1 (0.56%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.56%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.91%) Firewall
1 7 (3.91%) HTTP
1 7 (3.91%) Internet
1 7 (3.91%) VPN
2 4 (2.23%) SSL
3 3 (1.68%) DNS
3 3 (1.68%) SAN
4 2 (1.12%) DHCP
4 2 (1.12%) LDAP
4 2 (1.12%) OpenVPN
4 2 (1.12%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.12%) VoIP
5 1 (0.56%) Broadband
5 1 (0.56%) FTP
5 1 (0.56%) IPsec
5 1 (0.56%) LAN
5 1 (0.56%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (20.67%) MongoDB
2 36 (20.11%) SQL Server 2016
3 18 (10.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 13 (7.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 12 (6.70%) NoSQL
6 8 (4.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 6 (3.35%) MS Access
7 6 (3.35%) MySQL
7 6 (3.35%) PostgreSQL
8 5 (2.79%) Big Data
9 4 (2.23%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (2.23%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (2.23%) SQL Server 2014
10 3 (1.68%) SQL Server 2005
11 2 (1.12%) GIS
11 2 (1.12%) Power BI
11 2 (1.12%) RavenDB
11 2 (1.12%) SQL Server 2012
12 1 (0.56%) Couchbase
12 1 (0.56%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 36 (20.11%) TeamCity
2 23 (12.85%) Visual Studio
3 18 (10.06%) NUnit
4 17 (9.50%) Git (software)
5 5 (2.79%) Rhino Mocks
5 5 (2.79%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (2.23%) Jenkins
7 3 (1.68%) JIRA
8 2 (1.12%) MSBuild
8 2 (1.12%) MSTest
8 2 (1.12%) Octopus Deploy
8 2 (1.12%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 2 (1.12%) Subversion
8 2 (1.12%) Visual Studio Team System
8 2 (1.12%) WebDriver
8 2 (1.12%) webpack
9 1 (0.56%) PhantomJS
9 1 (0.56%) Selenium
General
1 28 (15.64%) Finance
2 6 (3.35%) Law
3 5 (2.79%) Games
3 5 (2.79%) Manufacturing
3 5 (2.79%) Retail
4 4 (2.23%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.68%) Advertising
6 2 (1.12%) Electronics
7 1 (0.56%) Automotive
7 1 (0.56%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 120 (67.04%) Developer
2 64 (35.75%) .NET Developer
3 49 (27.37%) C# Developer
4 38 (21.23%) Software Developer
5 36 (20.11%) Software Engineer
6 34 (18.99%) Messaging Developer
7 26 (14.53%) Developer/Software Engineer
8 25 (13.97%) C# Software Engineer
9 24 (13.41%) C# Software Developer
10 22 (12.29%) C# .NET Developer
10 22 (12.29%) Lead Developer
11 18 (10.06%) Lead Software Developer
12 15 (8.38%) Lead C# Developer
12 15 (8.38%) Mid-Level C# Developer
13 14 (7.82%) Analyst
13 14 (7.82%) Lead Software Engineer
14 13 (7.26%) Applications Engineer
15 12 (6.70%) Senior Developer
16 9 (5.03%) Senior C# Developer
16 9 (5.03%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 123 (68.72%) .NET
2 81 (45.25%) ASP.NET
3 58 (32.40%) WPF
4 57 (31.84%) AngularJS
5 56 (31.28%) ASP.NET MVC
6 46 (25.70%) HTML
7 44 (24.58%) ASP.NET Web API
8 43 (24.02%) Node.js
9 42 (23.46%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 38 (21.23%) ASP.NET MVC 5
10 38 (21.23%) RESTful
11 37 (20.67%) CSS
12 35 (19.55%) KnockoutJS
13 34 (18.99%) MSMQ
13 34 (18.99%) RabbitMQ
14 30 (16.76%) .NET Framework
15 25 (13.97%) WCF
16 20 (11.17%) Web Services
17 17 (9.50%) jQuery
18 12 (6.70%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 35 (19.55%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (12.85%) Computer Science
3 11 (6.15%) Greenfield Project
4 10 (5.59%) Algorithms
4 10 (5.59%) Mobile App
5 8 (4.47%) Client/Server
6 5 (2.79%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (2.79%) Reinsurance
7 4 (2.23%) Mobile Payment
7 4 (2.23%) Replication
7 4 (2.23%) Smartphone
8 3 (1.68%) Clustering
8 3 (1.68%) Driving Licence
8 3 (1.68%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.68%) Social Network
9 2 (1.12%) Data Centre
9 2 (1.12%) Fintech
9 2 (1.12%) Video on Demand
10 1 (0.56%) Life Science
10 1 (0.56%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 25 (13.97%) Windows
2 9 (5.03%) Windows Server
3 5 (2.79%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (1.68%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (1.68%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.12%) Debian
5 2 (1.12%) Linux
5 2 (1.12%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.56%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (51.96%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (40.78%) MVC
3 51 (28.49%) TDD
4 45 (25.14%) OO
5 44 (24.58%) Software Engineering
6 39 (21.79%) Multithreading
7 38 (21.23%) Web Application Development
8 37 (20.67%) Kanban
9 36 (20.11%) Dependency Injection
10 24 (13.41%) Refactoring
11 22 (12.29%) Test Automation
12 21 (11.73%) Unit Testing
13 19 (10.61%) SDLC
14 17 (9.50%) Mathematics
14 17 (9.50%) Scrum
15 16 (8.94%) Web Development
16 15 (8.38%) Analytics
16 15 (8.38%) Financial Modelling
16 15 (8.38%) Mentoring
16 15 (8.38%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 134 (74.86%) C#
2 84 (46.93%) SQL
3 62 (34.64%) JavaScript
4 38 (21.23%) Ruby
5 34 (18.99%) F#
6 28 (15.64%) T-SQL
7 22 (12.29%) Java
8 15 (8.38%) C++
9 13 (7.26%) Objective-C
10 9 (5.03%) PowerShell
10 9 (5.03%) Python
11 6 (3.35%) VB.NET
12 5 (2.79%) Apple Swift
13 3 (1.68%) PHP
13 3 (1.68%) VBA
14 2 (1.12%) Shell Script
15 1 (0.56%) C
Qualifications
1 40 (22.35%) Degree
2 9 (5.03%) Computer Science Degree
3 8 (4.47%) MCP
3 8 (4.47%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (2.79%) Numerate Degree
5 1 (0.56%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.56%) ISEB
5 1 (0.56%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.56%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.79%) QA
2 3 (1.68%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.12%) GDPR
System Software
1 11 (6.15%) Docker
2 9 (5.03%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.68%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.12%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.12%) iptables
4 2 (1.12%) NFS
4 2 (1.12%) Samba
4 2 (1.12%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 34 (18.99%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 34 (18.99%) Kibana
1 34 (18.99%) WSUS
2 7 (3.91%) Kubernetes
3 5 (2.79%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (1.12%) Ansible
4 2 (1.12%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.12%) Puppet
5 1 (0.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 106 (59.22%) Microsoft
2 14 (7.82%) Google
3 8 (4.47%) VMware
4 7 (3.91%) Citrix
4 7 (3.91%) Oracle
5 5 (2.79%) Samsung
6 4 (2.23%) Facebook
6 4 (2.23%) WatchGuard
7 2 (1.12%) EMC
7 2 (1.12%) ESRI
7 2 (1.12%) IBM
7 2 (1.12%) NetApp
7 2 (1.12%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.12%) Sage
7 2 (1.12%) Twitter
7 2 (1.12%) WorldPay
8 1 (0.56%) Adobe
8 1 (0.56%) Intel
8 1 (0.56%) Veeam