Period
to 5 April 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 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 5 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
England > East Midlands
6 months to
5 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 12 11 7
Rank change year-on-year -1 -4 +2
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 430 652 1,128
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the East Midlands 12.91% 15.68% 21.23%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 45.41% 52.20% 60.52%
Number of salaries quoted 404 558 1,091
Median annual salary £40,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.25% - -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £56,250 £60,000 £55,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +4.17% +6.67% -

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 the East Midlands with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
East Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 947 1,249 1,864
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 28.44% 30.05% 35.08%
Number of salaries quoted 809 952 1,651
Median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £73,750 £62,500 £57,500
England median annual salary £53,869 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.61% +5.00% +5.26%

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

Job postings citing SQL Server as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server in the East Midlands

SQL Server
Salary Trend in the East Midlands

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing SQL Server in the East Midlands.

Salary trend for SQL Server in the East Midlands

SQL Server
Salary Histogram in the East Midlands

Salary distribution for jobs citing SQL Server in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 5 April 2020.

Salary histogram for SQL Server in the East Midlands

SQL Server
Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server within the East Midlands region over the 6 months to 5 April 2020. 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
Northamptonshire +6 135 £42,500 - 22
Nottinghamshire -2 117 £42,500 +6.25% 28
Leicestershire -2 106 £40,000 - 20
Derbyshire 0 62 £40,500 +8.00% 17
Lincolnshire -15 10 £38,750 +10.71% 14
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 5 April 2020, 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 257 (59.77%) C#
2 254 (59.07%) .NET
3 237 (55.12%) SQL
4 180 (41.86%) Microsoft
5 173 (40.23%) JavaScript
6 162 (37.67%) ASP.NET
7 155 (36.05%) MVC
8 141 (32.79%) Azure
9 129 (30.00%) CSS
10 119 (27.67%) HTML
11 109 (25.35%) Agile Software Development
12 101 (23.49%) .NET Framework
13 93 (21.63%) T-SQL
14 84 (19.53%) jQuery
15 79 (18.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 74 (17.21%) Windows
17 73 (16.98%) Business Intelligence
18 70 (16.28%) AngularJS
19 69 (16.05%) ASP.NET MVC
20 63 (14.65%) Analytical Skills
21 55 (12.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
22 52 (12.09%) Problem-Solving
23 50 (11.63%) ASP.NET Web API
24 48 (11.16%) Web Development
25 46 (10.70%) RESTful
26 45 (10.47%) Web Services
26 45 (10.47%) XML
27 44 (10.23%) Scrum
27 44 (10.23%) Entity Framework
28 42 (9.77%) Team Foundation Server

SQL Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands 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 42 (9.77%) SharePoint
2 18 (4.19%) Skype for Business
3 11 (2.56%) IIS
4 9 (2.09%) MS Exchange
4 9 (2.09%) SAS
5 8 (1.86%) Apache Spark
6 6 (1.40%) CMS
7 3 (0.70%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (0.70%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.47%) Documentum
8 2 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (0.47%) WordPress
9 1 (0.23%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.23%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.23%) Umbraco
Applications
1 11 (2.56%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (1.86%) Adobe Illustrator
3 7 (1.63%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.47%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (0.93%) Dynamics AX
1 4 (0.93%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.23%) SAP BPC
2 1 (0.23%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 141 (32.79%) Azure
2 33 (7.67%) Office 365
2 33 (7.67%) Power Platform
3 28 (6.51%) SaaS
4 26 (6.05%) AWS
5 22 (5.12%) Azure Data Factory
6 8 (1.86%) PaaS
7 6 (1.40%) IaaS
8 4 (0.93%) Dynamics 365
9 3 (0.70%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.47%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.47%) Amazon SQS
10 2 (0.47%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 2 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.47%) GCP
10 2 (0.47%) OneDrive
11 1 (0.23%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.23%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.23%) GitHub
11 1 (0.23%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 30 (6.98%) SAN
2 22 (5.12%) NAS
3 13 (3.02%) WAN
4 11 (2.56%) LAN
5 10 (2.33%) Firewall
5 10 (2.33%) TCP/IP
6 7 (1.63%) Internet
7 6 (1.40%) DNS
8 4 (0.93%) ADSL
8 4 (0.93%) DHCP
9 3 (0.70%) MPLS
9 3 (0.70%) VPN
10 2 (0.47%) Modbus
10 2 (0.47%) SSH
10 2 (0.47%) Wireless
11 1 (0.23%) Cisco IOS
11 1 (0.23%) Hyperconnected
11 1 (0.23%) Network Security
11 1 (0.23%) Remote Desktop
11 1 (0.23%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (18.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 55 (12.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 40 (9.30%) SQL Server 2012
4 39 (9.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 38 (8.84%) SQL Server 2016
6 35 (8.14%) Data Warehouse
7 32 (7.44%) Power BI
8 30 (6.98%) SQL Server 2014
9 24 (5.58%) SQL Server 2008
10 21 (4.88%) Azure SQL Database
11 18 (4.19%) Relational Database
12 16 (3.72%) OLAP
13 15 (3.49%) NoSQL
13 15 (3.49%) PostgreSQL
14 14 (3.26%) MySQL
15 12 (2.79%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 12 (2.79%) MongoDB
15 12 (2.79%) OLTP
16 7 (1.63%) Hadoop
16 7 (1.63%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 42 (9.77%) Team Foundation Server
2 29 (6.74%) Git (software)
3 27 (6.28%) Visual Studio
4 16 (3.72%) Selenium
5 13 (3.02%) SoapUI
6 9 (2.09%) JIRA
7 6 (1.40%) Bitbucket
8 4 (0.93%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 4 (0.93%) Subversion
9 3 (0.70%) ERwin
9 3 (0.70%) Oracle Forms
9 3 (0.70%) PowerDesigner
10 2 (0.47%) Maven
10 2 (0.47%) ReSharper
10 2 (0.47%) SpecFlow
11 1 (0.23%) Jenkins
11 1 (0.23%) Moq
11 1 (0.23%) Octopus Deploy
11 1 (0.23%) TeamCity
11 1 (0.23%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 42 (9.77%) Finance
1 42 (9.77%) Retail
2 16 (3.72%) Law
3 14 (3.26%) Marketing
3 14 (3.26%) Telecoms
4 9 (2.09%) Legal
5 8 (1.86%) Manufacturing
6 4 (0.93%) Games
7 3 (0.70%) Aerospace
7 3 (0.70%) Police
8 2 (0.47%) Advertising
8 2 (0.47%) Back Office
8 2 (0.47%) Local Government
9 1 (0.23%) Automotive
9 1 (0.23%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.23%) Electronics
9 1 (0.23%) French Language
9 1 (0.23%) German Language
9 1 (0.23%) Music Industry
9 1 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 285 (66.28%) Developer
2 127 (29.53%) .NET Developer
3 72 (16.74%) C# Developer
4 54 (12.56%) Software Developer
5 46 (10.70%) C# .NET Developer
6 33 (7.67%) Senior Developer
7 32 (7.44%) Analyst
7 32 (7.44%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 29 (6.74%) Web Developer
9 25 (5.81%) .NET Software Developer
10 23 (5.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 23 (5.35%) Software Engineer
11 22 (5.12%) Full Stack Developer
12 21 (4.88%) Applications Developer
12 21 (4.88%) IT Analyst
13 20 (4.65%) ASP.NET Developer
13 20 (4.65%) DBA
13 20 (4.65%) Junior
13 20 (4.65%) SQL Developer
14 18 (4.19%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 254 (59.07%) .NET
2 162 (37.67%) ASP.NET
3 129 (30.00%) CSS
4 119 (27.67%) HTML
5 101 (23.49%) .NET Framework
6 84 (19.53%) jQuery
7 70 (16.28%) AngularJS
8 69 (16.05%) ASP.NET MVC
9 50 (11.63%) ASP.NET Web API
10 46 (10.70%) RESTful
11 45 (10.47%) Web Services
11 45 (10.47%) XML
12 44 (10.23%) Entity Framework
13 42 (9.77%) .NET Core
14 41 (9.53%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 40 (9.30%) React
16 32 (7.44%) WCF
17 31 (7.21%) HTML5
18 25 (5.81%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 25 (5.81%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 63 (14.65%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (5.35%) Management Information System
3 22 (5.12%) Greenfield Project
4 17 (3.95%) Fat Client
4 17 (3.95%) Thin Client
5 13 (3.02%) Smartphone
6 12 (2.79%) Data Centre
6 12 (2.79%) Data Structures
6 12 (2.79%) Mobile App
7 10 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
7 10 (2.33%) Virtual Team
8 9 (2.09%) Replication
8 9 (2.09%) User Experience
9 8 (1.86%) Graphic Design
10 5 (1.16%) Self-Motivation
11 4 (0.93%) Client/Server
11 4 (0.93%) Raspberry Pi
12 3 (0.70%) NHS
12 3 (0.70%) Public Cloud
12 3 (0.70%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 74 (17.21%) Windows
2 23 (5.35%) Windows Server
3 22 (5.12%) Android
4 15 (3.49%) Linux
5 9 (2.09%) Apple iOS
5 9 (2.09%) Windows 10
6 8 (1.86%) Windows 7
6 8 (1.86%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (1.40%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (1.40%) Windows Server 2016
8 4 (0.93%) Unix
9 3 (0.70%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.47%) CentOS
11 1 (0.23%) AIX
11 1 (0.23%) Solaris
11 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 155 (36.05%) MVC
2 109 (25.35%) Agile Software Development
3 73 (16.98%) Business Intelligence
4 52 (12.09%) Problem-Solving
5 48 (11.16%) Web Development
6 44 (10.23%) Scrum
7 38 (8.84%) TDD
8 36 (8.37%) Software Engineering
9 32 (7.44%) DevOps
10 31 (7.21%) Test Automation
11 28 (6.51%) SDLC
12 25 (5.81%) Data Modelling
13 24 (5.58%) Disaster Recovery
13 24 (5.58%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 24 (5.58%) Unit Testing
14 22 (5.12%) OOP
15 21 (4.88%) Mentoring
15 21 (4.88%) OO
16 20 (4.65%) Continuous Integration
17 19 (4.42%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 257 (59.77%) C#
2 237 (55.12%) SQL
3 173 (40.23%) JavaScript
4 93 (21.63%) T-SQL
5 37 (8.60%) VB.NET
6 26 (6.05%) Java
7 20 (4.65%) PowerShell
8 19 (4.42%) TypeScript
9 18 (4.19%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 17 (3.95%) PL/SQL
11 15 (3.49%) C++
12 10 (2.33%) Python
13 9 (2.09%) R
14 7 (1.63%) PHP
15 5 (1.16%) VB
16 4 (0.93%) Objective-C
16 4 (0.93%) Ruby
16 4 (0.93%) Scala
17 3 (0.70%) C
18 2 (0.47%) F#
Qualifications
1 21 (4.88%) Degree
2 13 (3.02%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (2.33%) Computer Science Degree
4 6 (1.40%) MCSA
4 6 (1.40%) MCSE
5 5 (1.16%) MCP
5 5 (1.16%) Microsoft Certified Architect
5 5 (1.16%) Security Cleared
6 4 (0.93%) Master's Degree
6 4 (0.93%) MCDBA
7 3 (0.70%) AWS Certification
7 3 (0.70%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.47%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.23%) CCNA
9 1 (0.23%) CCNP
9 1 (0.23%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.23%) OCP
9 1 (0.23%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.79%) Data Quality
2 8 (1.86%) QA
2 8 (1.86%) SLA
3 5 (1.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (0.93%) GDPR
5 1 (0.23%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.23%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 30 (6.98%) Active Directory
2 24 (5.58%) Hyper-V
3 19 (4.42%) Virtual Machines
4 12 (2.79%) Docker
5 9 (2.09%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (0.93%) Terminal Services
7 3 (0.70%) Virtual Servers
7 3 (0.70%) XenApp
8 1 (0.23%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.23%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.23%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 30 (6.98%) SCCM
2 8 (1.86%) SCOM
3 3 (0.70%) Failover Clustering
3 3 (0.70%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (0.47%) MIIS
5 1 (0.23%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (0.23%) Grafana
5 1 (0.23%) Kibana
5 1 (0.23%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.23%) Oozie
5 1 (0.23%) Prometheus
5 1 (0.23%) WSUS
Vendors
1 180 (41.86%) Microsoft
2 37 (8.60%) Oracle
3 13 (3.02%) VMware
4 11 (2.56%) Xamarin
5 9 (2.09%) Cisco
6 8 (1.86%) Adobe
7 7 (1.63%) Citrix
8 6 (1.40%) Databricks
8 6 (1.40%) Google
9 5 (1.16%) IBM
9 5 (1.16%) SAP
9 5 (1.16%) Teradata
10 4 (0.93%) JD Edwards
10 4 (0.93%) Telerik
11 3 (0.70%) Capita
11 3 (0.70%) Sitecore
12 2 (0.47%) Mitel
12 2 (0.47%) Siemens
12 2 (0.47%) SolarWinds
12 2 (0.47%) Veeam