Period
to 10 December 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 10 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
6 months to
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 28 49 24
Rank change year-on-year +21 -25 -6
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 163 177 218
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 8.11% 5.60% 9.58%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 27.77% 24.41% 37.91%
Number of salaries quoted 162 170 203
Cambridge median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +12.50% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £27,900
90th Percentile £61,250 £60,000 £61,250
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +12.50% -

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 587 725 575
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 29.22% 22.94% 25.27%
Number of salaries quoted 454 565 476
Cambridge median annual salary £50,000 £46,902 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.61% +4.23% +8.43%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £67,500 £64,375
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.66%

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 10 December 2018.

Salary histogram for SQL Server in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 Cambridge region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 97 (59.51%) Microsoft
2 92 (56.44%) SQL
3 81 (49.69%) Windows
4 77 (47.24%) Agile Software Development
5 58 (35.58%) .NET
6 57 (34.97%) C#
7 44 (26.99%) Active Directory
8 40 (24.54%) Software Engineering
8 40 (24.54%) Microsoft Azure
9 33 (20.25%) JavaScript
9 33 (20.25%) Scrum
10 32 (19.63%) Git (software)
11 31 (19.02%) Finance
12 30 (18.40%) Visual Studio
12 30 (18.40%) PowerShell
13 28 (17.18%) Linux
13 28 (17.18%) Windows Server
14 27 (16.56%) Firewall
14 27 (16.56%) Project Management
15 26 (15.95%) VMware
15 26 (15.95%) Python
15 26 (15.95%) CRM
15 26 (15.95%) LAN
15 26 (15.95%) WAN
16 25 (15.34%) IT Strategy
17 23 (14.11%) PostgreSQL
17 23 (14.11%) Kanban
17 23 (14.11%) MVC
17 23 (14.11%) T-SQL
17 23 (14.11%) Infrastructure Engineering

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 17 (10.43%) IIS
2 16 (9.82%) MS Exchange
3 6 (3.68%) JBoss
3 6 (3.68%) SharePoint
3 6 (3.68%) Skype for Business
4 5 (3.07%) Apache
4 5 (3.07%) Office Communications Server
4 5 (3.07%) WebLogic
4 5 (3.07%) WildFly
5 4 (2.45%) OpenStack
5 4 (2.45%) Umbraco
5 4 (2.45%) WordPress
6 2 (1.23%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.23%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.61%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.61%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.61%) Traefik
Applications
1 12 (7.36%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (4.29%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.61%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (3.68%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (1.84%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.23%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (1.23%) Odoo
3 2 (1.23%) Sage 200
3 2 (1.23%) Sage 50
3 2 (1.23%) Sage CRM
3 2 (1.23%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 40 (24.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (7.98%) GitHub
3 12 (7.36%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (7.36%) Office 365
4 9 (5.52%) Azure Data Factory
5 6 (3.68%) SaaS
6 3 (1.84%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.61%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.61%) IaaS
7 1 (0.61%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.61%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (16.56%) Firewall
2 26 (15.95%) LAN
2 26 (15.95%) WAN
3 22 (13.50%) VPN
4 21 (12.88%) TCP/IP
5 16 (9.82%) DNS
6 13 (7.98%) BGP
7 8 (4.91%) DHCP
7 8 (4.91%) VLAN
8 7 (4.29%) DMZ
9 6 (3.68%) Wireless
10 4 (2.45%) IPv4
10 4 (2.45%) IPv6
11 3 (1.84%) HTTP
11 3 (1.84%) Internet
12 2 (1.23%) Skype
13 1 (0.61%) Network Security
13 1 (0.61%) Remote Desktop
13 1 (0.61%) SMS
13 1 (0.61%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (14.11%) PostgreSQL
2 19 (11.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 15 (9.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 15 (9.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 13 (7.98%) Azure SQL Database
5 11 (6.75%) Big Data
5 11 (6.75%) Data Warehouse
6 10 (6.13%) Data Lake
6 10 (6.13%) Power BI
7 7 (4.29%) Relational Database
8 6 (3.68%) MySQL
9 5 (3.07%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 5 (3.07%) Cosmos DB
9 5 (3.07%) Hadoop
10 4 (2.45%) InterBase
10 4 (2.45%) MariaDB
10 4 (2.45%) PowerPivot
10 4 (2.45%) SAP HANA
10 4 (2.45%) SQL Server 2012
10 4 (2.45%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 32 (19.63%) Git (software)
2 30 (18.40%) Visual Studio
3 23 (14.11%) TeamCity
4 20 (12.27%) Jenkins
5 19 (11.66%) JIRA
6 16 (9.82%) NUnit
7 12 (7.36%) Gradle
7 12 (7.36%) Hudson
7 12 (7.36%) Maven
8 8 (4.91%) Team Foundation Server
9 7 (4.29%) ReSharper
10 6 (3.68%) Selenium
10 6 (3.68%) Visual Studio Coded UI
10 6 (3.68%) WebDriver
11 4 (2.45%) Subversion
12 1 (0.61%) GitLab
12 1 (0.61%) Octopus Deploy
12 1 (0.61%) Visual Studio Team System
12 1 (0.61%) VisualVM
General
1 31 (19.02%) Finance
2 14 (8.59%) Back Office
2 14 (8.59%) Telecoms
3 7 (4.29%) Aerospace
3 7 (4.29%) Automotive
4 4 (2.45%) Retail
5 2 (1.23%) Advertising
5 2 (1.23%) Electronics
5 2 (1.23%) Law
5 2 (1.23%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.23%) Marketing
6 1 (0.61%) Legal
6 1 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 65 (39.88%) Developer
2 25 (15.34%) Software Developer
3 24 (14.72%) C# Developer
4 17 (10.43%) .NET Developer
5 15 (9.20%) C# Software Developer
6 14 (8.59%) C# .NET Developer
6 14 (8.59%) IT Manager
7 13 (7.98%) C++ Developer
8 12 (7.36%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 12 (7.36%) IT Technical Manager
8 12 (7.36%) Technical Manager
9 11 (6.75%) .NET Software Developer
9 11 (6.75%) Analyst
9 11 (6.75%) Software Engineer
10 9 (5.52%) Developer/Software Engineer
10 9 (5.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 9 (5.52%) IT Support
10 9 (5.52%) Support Engineer
10 9 (5.52%) Team Leader
11 8 (4.91%) IT Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (35.58%) .NET
2 22 (13.50%) ASP.NET
3 20 (12.27%) CSS
4 18 (11.04%) HTML
4 18 (11.04%) WPF
5 17 (10.43%) ASP.NET MVC
6 14 (8.59%) AngularJS
6 14 (8.59%) WCF
6 14 (8.59%) WinForms
7 11 (6.75%) Velocity
7 11 (6.75%) Web Services
8 10 (6.13%) Angular 2
9 7 (4.29%) .NET Framework
9 7 (4.29%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 7 (4.29%) STL
10 5 (3.07%) jQuery
10 5 (3.07%) REST
11 4 (2.45%) ASP.NET Core
11 4 (2.45%) ASP.NET Web API
11 4 (2.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 21 (12.88%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (7.36%) Algorithms
3 11 (6.75%) Life Science
4 9 (5.52%) Self-Motivation
5 6 (3.68%) Public Cloud
6 5 (3.07%) Data Centre
6 5 (3.07%) iPhone
7 4 (2.45%) Mobile App
7 4 (2.45%) Reinsurance
8 3 (1.84%) Apple TV
9 1 (0.61%) Biotechnology
9 1 (0.61%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.61%) FMCG
9 1 (0.61%) Internet of Things
9 1 (0.61%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 81 (49.69%) Windows
2 28 (17.18%) Linux
2 28 (17.18%) Windows Server
3 9 (5.52%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (4.91%) Windows 10
5 7 (4.29%) Apple iOS
6 5 (3.07%) Mac OS X
7 4 (2.45%) CentOS
7 4 (2.45%) Fedora
7 4 (2.45%) Unix
8 3 (1.84%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (1.23%) Android
9 2 (1.23%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.61%) Data ONTAP
10 1 (0.61%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (47.24%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (24.54%) Software Engineering
3 33 (20.25%) Scrum
4 27 (16.56%) Project Management
5 26 (15.95%) CRM
6 25 (15.34%) IT Strategy
7 23 (14.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 23 (14.11%) Kanban
7 23 (14.11%) MVC
8 22 (13.50%) High Availability
8 22 (13.50%) Refactoring
9 21 (12.88%) Test Automation
10 19 (11.66%) Business Intelligence
10 19 (11.66%) ERP
10 19 (11.66%) Problem-Solving
11 18 (11.04%) Analytics
11 18 (11.04%) Mentoring
11 18 (11.04%) OO
12 17 (10.43%) Continuous Integration
12 17 (10.43%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 92 (56.44%) SQL
2 57 (34.97%) C#
3 33 (20.25%) JavaScript
4 30 (18.40%) PowerShell
5 26 (15.95%) Python
6 23 (14.11%) T-SQL
7 19 (11.66%) C++
8 15 (9.20%) Java
9 9 (5.52%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 8 (4.91%) Shell Script
11 7 (4.29%) VB
11 7 (4.29%) VB.NET
12 4 (2.45%) TypeScript
13 2 (1.23%) Bash Shell
13 2 (1.23%) F#
13 2 (1.23%) PHP
13 2 (1.23%) Ruby
14 1 (0.61%) VBA
14 1 (0.61%) X++
14 1 (0.61%) XAML
Qualifications
1 6 (3.68%) Degree
1 6 (3.68%) ISEB
1 6 (3.68%) ISTQB
2 4 (2.45%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (0.61%) CCNA
3 1 (0.61%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (0.61%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.61%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (7.98%) QA
2 1 (0.61%) Data Quality
System Software
1 44 (26.99%) Active Directory
2 13 (7.98%) Hyper-V
3 10 (6.13%) Docker
4 5 (3.07%) Terminal Services
5 3 (1.84%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.61%) HDFS
6 1 (0.61%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.61%) vSphere
6 1 (0.61%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 16 (9.82%) Puppet
2 12 (7.36%) Ansible
3 5 (3.07%) FortiGate
4 4 (2.45%) HAProxy
4 4 (2.45%) Icinga
5 2 (1.23%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 2 (1.23%) Kibana
5 2 (1.23%) WSUS
6 1 (0.61%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (0.61%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.61%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 97 (59.51%) Microsoft
2 26 (15.95%) VMware
3 21 (12.88%) Salesforce.com
3 21 (12.88%) Veeam
4 20 (12.27%) Oracle
5 7 (4.29%) Citrix
6 6 (3.68%) Apple
6 6 (3.68%) SonicWALL
6 6 (3.68%) Tableau
7 5 (3.07%) Databricks
7 5 (3.07%) Dell
7 5 (3.07%) HP
7 5 (3.07%) Meru Networks
7 5 (3.07%) Samsung
8 4 (2.45%) SAP
9 2 (1.23%) Sage
9 2 (1.23%) WorldPay
9 2 (1.23%) Xamarin
10 1 (0.61%) NetApp