Period
to 24 March 2019

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 24 March 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
6 months to
24 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 29 43 27
Rank change year-on-year +14 -16 -10
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 171 204 207
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 9.18% 5.94% 8.82%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 32.95% 27.64% 34.91%
Number of salaries quoted 158 194 201
Cambridge median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +12.50%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £60,375 £60,875 £61,250
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £47,500 £43,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +9.20% +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 519 738 593
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 27.87% 21.47% 25.28%
Number of salaries quoted 405 556 512
Cambridge median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +8.43%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £73,750 £65,000 £62,500
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% +8.43% +3.75%

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 24 March 2019.

Salary histogram for SQL Server in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 24 March 2019, 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 Cambridge region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 119 (69.59%) Microsoft
2 100 (58.48%) SQL
3 78 (45.61%) Agile Software Development
4 70 (40.94%) Windows
5 61 (35.67%) Git (software)
6 60 (35.09%) .NET
7 57 (33.33%) C#
8 47 (27.49%) Jenkins
9 44 (25.73%) TeamCity
10 42 (24.56%) Scrum
10 42 (24.56%) CRM
11 41 (23.98%) PostgreSQL
12 39 (22.81%) Unit Testing
13 38 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
14 37 (21.64%) Hudson
15 35 (20.47%) NUnit
15 35 (20.47%) Oracle
15 35 (20.47%) Project Management
16 34 (19.88%) Active Directory
17 33 (19.30%) Finance
17 33 (19.30%) PowerShell
18 32 (18.71%) Software Engineering
18 32 (18.71%) JavaScript
19 31 (18.13%) Linux
19 31 (18.13%) Continuous Integration
19 31 (18.13%) Windows Server
20 30 (17.54%) WPF
20 30 (17.54%) ASP.NET
20 30 (17.54%) MVC
21 29 (16.96%) Business Intelligence

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 23 (13.45%) SharePoint
2 12 (7.02%) IIS
3 11 (6.43%) MS Exchange
4 10 (5.85%) JBoss
5 9 (5.26%) WebLogic
5 9 (5.26%) WildFly
6 7 (4.09%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (2.34%) Umbraco
8 3 (1.75%) Apache
9 2 (1.17%) OpenStack
9 2 (1.17%) Skype for Business
9 2 (1.17%) WordPress
10 1 (0.58%) Confluence
10 1 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.58%) Office Communications Server
10 1 (0.58%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.58%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (4.09%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (3.51%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.58%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 18 (10.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.34%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (1.75%) Sage 200
3 3 (1.75%) Sage 50
3 3 (1.75%) Sage CRM
4 2 (1.17%) Odoo
5 1 (0.58%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 38 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (10.53%) Dynamics 365
3 14 (8.19%) Office 365
4 11 (6.43%) Amazon AWS
5 7 (4.09%) OneDrive
6 5 (2.92%) Azure Data Factory
7 2 (1.17%) GitHub
7 2 (1.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (14.62%) TCP/IP
2 23 (13.45%) Firewall
2 23 (13.45%) LAN
2 23 (13.45%) WAN
3 21 (12.28%) VPN
4 14 (8.19%) DNS
5 13 (7.60%) BGP
6 8 (4.68%) VLAN
7 7 (4.09%) DMZ
8 4 (2.34%) Internet
9 3 (1.75%) Skype
10 2 (1.17%) DHCP
10 2 (1.17%) HTTP
10 2 (1.17%) IPv4
10 2 (1.17%) IPv6
11 1 (0.58%) Remote Desktop
11 1 (0.58%) SMTP
11 1 (0.58%) SSL
11 1 (0.58%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (23.98%) PostgreSQL
2 29 (16.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 26 (15.20%) Power BI
4 19 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 14 (8.19%) Azure SQL Database
5 14 (8.19%) Geospatial Data
6 12 (7.02%) MySQL
7 11 (6.43%) Data Warehouse
7 11 (6.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 11 (6.43%) SSDT
8 8 (4.68%) Relational Database
9 7 (4.09%) Hadoop
9 7 (4.09%) InterBase
9 7 (4.09%) SAP HANA
10 6 (3.51%) Big Data
10 6 (3.51%) MariaDB
10 6 (3.51%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 5 (2.92%) Data Lake
12 3 (1.75%) PowerPivot
12 3 (1.75%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 61 (35.67%) Git (software)
2 47 (27.49%) Jenkins
3 44 (25.73%) TeamCity
4 37 (21.64%) Hudson
5 35 (20.47%) NUnit
6 27 (15.79%) Visual Studio
7 24 (14.04%) Gradle
7 24 (14.04%) Maven
8 8 (4.68%) Subversion
9 7 (4.09%) JIRA
10 2 (1.17%) Team Foundation Server
11 1 (0.58%) GitLab
11 1 (0.58%) Selenium
11 1 (0.58%) Visual Studio Coded UI
11 1 (0.58%) WebDriver
General
1 33 (19.30%) Finance
2 15 (8.77%) Telecoms
3 14 (8.19%) Back Office
4 5 (2.92%) Retail
5 4 (2.34%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.17%) Aerospace
6 2 (1.17%) Automotive
7 1 (0.58%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 79 (46.20%) Developer
2 38 (22.22%) C# Developer
3 22 (12.87%) Software Developer
4 16 (9.36%) C# Software Developer
4 16 (9.36%) C++ Developer
4 16 (9.36%) Senior Developer
5 14 (8.19%) .NET Developer
5 14 (8.19%) .NET Software Developer
5 14 (8.19%) C# .NET Developer
5 14 (8.19%) IT Manager
6 12 (7.02%) IT Technical Manager
6 12 (7.02%) Technical Manager
7 11 (6.43%) Analyst
8 9 (5.26%) DBA
9 8 (4.68%) Business Intelligence Lead
9 8 (4.68%) DevOps Engineer
9 8 (4.68%) Senior C# Developer
10 7 (4.09%) CRM Developer
10 7 (4.09%) IT Technician
10 7 (4.09%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (35.09%) .NET
2 30 (17.54%) ASP.NET
2 30 (17.54%) WPF
3 21 (12.28%) ASP.NET MVC
4 15 (8.77%) WCF
5 14 (8.19%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 14 (8.19%) STL
5 14 (8.19%) WinForms
6 13 (7.60%) Velocity
7 12 (7.02%) CSS
8 11 (6.43%) Web Services
9 10 (5.85%) HTML
10 7 (4.09%) jQuery
11 5 (2.92%) COM
12 4 (2.34%) AngularJS
12 4 (2.34%) ASP.NET Core
13 3 (1.75%) JSON
14 2 (1.17%) Java EE
14 2 (1.17%) SOAP
14 2 (1.17%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 20 (11.70%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (11.11%) Life Science
3 16 (9.36%) Self-Motivation
4 14 (8.19%) Algorithms
5 7 (4.09%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.34%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.75%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.58%) Apple TV
8 1 (0.58%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.58%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.58%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 70 (40.94%) Windows
2 31 (18.13%) Linux
2 31 (18.13%) Windows Server
3 15 (8.77%) Apple iOS
4 14 (8.19%) Android
5 9 (5.26%) Unix
6 8 (4.68%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (4.09%) Windows 10
8 2 (1.17%) CentOS
8 2 (1.17%) Fedora
9 1 (0.58%) AIX
9 1 (0.58%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.58%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.58%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (45.61%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (24.56%) CRM
2 42 (24.56%) Scrum
3 39 (22.81%) Unit Testing
4 35 (20.47%) Project Management
5 32 (18.71%) Software Engineering
6 31 (18.13%) Continuous Integration
7 30 (17.54%) MVC
8 29 (16.96%) Business Intelligence
8 29 (16.96%) IT Strategy
9 28 (16.37%) OO
10 27 (15.79%) Problem-Solving
11 23 (13.45%) SDLC
12 22 (12.87%) Configuration Management
12 22 (12.87%) High Availability
13 20 (11.70%) ERP
13 20 (11.70%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 18 (10.53%) ETL
15 17 (9.94%) Analytics
15 17 (9.94%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 100 (58.48%) SQL
2 57 (33.33%) C#
3 33 (19.30%) PowerShell
4 32 (18.71%) JavaScript
5 16 (9.36%) C++
5 16 (9.36%) Python
6 11 (6.43%) T-SQL
7 10 (5.85%) Shell Script
8 9 (5.26%) Java
9 5 (2.92%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 4 (2.34%) PHP
11 2 (1.17%) Bash Shell
11 2 (1.17%) VB
12 1 (0.58%) Java 8
12 1 (0.58%) Perl
12 1 (0.58%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 10 (5.85%) Degree
2 4 (2.34%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (1.75%) ISEB
3 3 (1.75%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.17%) CCNA
4 2 (1.17%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (1.17%) MCSA
4 2 (1.17%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.58%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.43%) QA
2 1 (0.58%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 34 (19.88%) Active Directory
2 13 (7.60%) Docker
3 3 (1.75%) Hyper-V
3 3 (1.75%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.58%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 23 (13.45%) Puppet
2 22 (12.87%) Ansible
3 2 (1.17%) HAProxy
3 2 (1.17%) Icinga
4 1 (0.58%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.58%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 119 (69.59%) Microsoft
2 35 (20.47%) Oracle
3 22 (12.87%) Salesforce.com
3 22 (12.87%) VMware
4 21 (12.28%) Veeam
5 14 (8.19%) Xamarin
6 7 (4.09%) SAP
7 6 (3.51%) SonicWALL
8 4 (2.34%) Tableau
9 3 (1.75%) Sage
10 2 (1.17%) Databricks
10 2 (1.17%) WorldPay
11 1 (0.58%) Apple
11 1 (0.58%) Citrix
11 1 (0.58%) Dell
11 1 (0.58%) HP
11 1 (0.58%) Meru Networks
11 1 (0.58%) Red Hat