Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
England > East Midlands
6 months to
17 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 12 10 8
Rank change year-on-year -2 -2 -1
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 473 719 1,007
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 12.83% 16.93% 19.53%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 42.73% 54.93% 59.52%
Number of salaries quoted 431 595 862
East Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £27,000 £28,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £57,000 £60,000 £55,000
England median annual salary £48,750 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% -

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 1,107 1,309 1,692
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 30.03% 30.81% 32.82%
Number of salaries quoted 957 1,040 1,474
East Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £68,075 £60,700
England median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

Job postings citing SQL Server as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT 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

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 17 January 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 17 January 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 +6 136 £40,000 - 23
Leicestershire -7 124 £40,000 -4.76% 42
Nottinghamshire -4 123 £42,500 - 41
Derbyshire -2 72 £37,500 - 23
Lincolnshire -15 16 £37,500 +7.14% 15
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 17 January 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.

1 303 (64.06%) .NET
2 294 (62.16%) C#
3 247 (52.22%) SQL
3 247 (52.22%) Microsoft
4 216 (45.67%) JavaScript
5 182 (38.48%) ASP.NET
6 160 (33.83%) CSS
7 159 (33.62%) Azure
8 157 (33.19%) MVC
9 140 (29.60%) Agile Software Development
10 137 (28.96%) HTML
11 110 (23.26%) T-SQL
12 99 (20.93%) .NET Framework
13 97 (20.51%) jQuery
14 86 (18.18%) ASP.NET MVC
15 84 (17.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 81 (17.12%) AngularJS
17 79 (16.70%) Business Intelligence
18 71 (15.01%) Web Services
19 70 (14.80%) Windows
19 70 (14.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 66 (13.95%) SQL Server 2012
21 62 (13.11%) .NET Core
22 61 (12.90%) Web Development
23 60 (12.68%) RESTful
24 58 (12.26%) Analytical Skills
25 55 (11.63%) Problem-Solving
26 54 (11.42%) SDLC
26 54 (11.42%) ASP.NET Web API
26 54 (11.42%) Oracle

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 41 (8.67%) SharePoint
2 22 (4.65%) Skype for Business
3 20 (4.23%) MS Exchange
4 17 (3.59%) IIS
5 7 (1.48%) CMS
6 6 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (1.27%) SAS
7 4 (0.85%) Apache Spark
8 3 (0.63%) Documentum
8 3 (0.63%) WordPress
9 2 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (0.42%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.21%) Apache
10 1 (0.21%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 17 (3.59%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (2.96%) Adobe Illustrator
3 13 (2.75%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.63%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (1.27%) NetSuite
2 4 (0.85%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.63%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 159 (33.62%) Azure
2 32 (6.77%) Office 365
3 26 (5.50%) AWS
4 20 (4.23%) Power Platform
5 18 (3.81%) SaaS
6 13 (2.75%) Azure Data Factory
7 5 (1.06%) Dynamics 365
7 5 (1.06%) IaaS
7 5 (1.06%) PaaS
8 3 (0.63%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (0.63%) Azure Functions
8 3 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.63%) GitHub
8 3 (0.63%) Sage Pay
8 3 (0.63%) Serverless
9 2 (0.42%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.21%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.21%) Amazon SQS
10 1 (0.21%) Google Sheets
Communications & Networking
1 29 (6.13%) SAN
2 24 (5.07%) NAS
3 15 (3.17%) LAN
4 14 (2.96%) WAN
5 10 (2.11%) Internet
6 9 (1.90%) DNS
6 9 (1.90%) TCP/IP
7 8 (1.69%) Firewall
8 5 (1.06%) DHCP
8 5 (1.06%) Extranet
8 5 (1.06%) Intranet
9 4 (0.85%) Remote Desktop
9 4 (0.85%) VLAN
10 3 (0.63%) DMZ
10 3 (0.63%) IPsec
10 3 (0.63%) Modbus
10 3 (0.63%) MPLS
10 3 (0.63%) SMTP
10 3 (0.63%) SSH
10 3 (0.63%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (17.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 70 (14.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 66 (13.95%) SQL Server 2012
4 45 (9.51%) SQL Server 2016
5 37 (7.82%) SQL Server 2014
6 32 (6.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 28 (5.92%) MySQL
8 27 (5.71%) SQL Server 2008
9 20 (4.23%) Power BI
10 19 (4.02%) Data Warehouse
11 18 (3.81%) PostgreSQL
12 16 (3.38%) Relational Database
13 14 (2.96%) NoSQL
14 9 (1.90%) Azure SQL Database
14 9 (1.90%) Oracle Reports
15 8 (1.69%) MongoDB
15 8 (1.69%) SQL Server 2005
16 6 (1.27%) Data Lake
16 6 (1.27%) Data Mining
17 5 (1.06%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 41 (8.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 37 (7.82%) Visual Studio
3 34 (7.19%) Git (software)
4 32 (6.77%) Selenium
5 27 (5.71%) SoapUI
6 9 (1.90%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 8 (1.69%) JIRA
8 6 (1.27%) git-flow
8 6 (1.27%) Oracle Forms
8 6 (1.27%) Subversion
9 4 (0.85%) Bitbucket
10 3 (0.63%) Jenkins
10 3 (0.63%) Visual Studio Code
10 3 (0.63%) webpack
11 2 (0.42%) Bugzilla
11 2 (0.42%) Redmine
11 2 (0.42%) ReSharper
11 2 (0.42%) TeamCity
12 1 (0.21%) Moq
12 1 (0.21%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 51 (10.78%) Retail
2 34 (7.19%) Finance
3 24 (5.07%) Manufacturing
4 21 (4.44%) Telecoms
5 14 (2.96%) Marketing
6 7 (1.48%) Law
7 5 (1.06%) Aerospace
8 4 (0.85%) Legal
9 3 (0.63%) Back Office
9 3 (0.63%) Local Government
9 3 (0.63%) Public Sector
10 1 (0.21%) Advertising
10 1 (0.21%) Automotive
10 1 (0.21%) Banking
10 1 (0.21%) Games
10 1 (0.21%) Music Industry
10 1 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 300 (63.42%) Developer
2 137 (28.96%) .NET Developer
3 67 (14.16%) C# Developer
4 61 (12.90%) Software Developer
5 47 (9.94%) C# .NET Developer
6 42 (8.88%) Analyst
7 34 (7.19%) Applications Developer
8 32 (6.77%) Full Stack Developer
8 32 (6.77%) Senior Developer
9 30 (6.34%) .NET Software Developer
10 29 (6.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 28 (5.92%) Junior
12 26 (5.50%) DBA
13 23 (4.86%) Administrator
13 23 (4.86%) Junior Developer
13 23 (4.86%) Web Developer
14 22 (4.65%) Software Engineer
15 21 (4.44%) ASP.NET Developer
15 21 (4.44%) Service Analyst
15 21 (4.44%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 303 (64.06%) .NET
2 182 (38.48%) ASP.NET
3 160 (33.83%) CSS
4 137 (28.96%) HTML
5 99 (20.93%) .NET Framework
6 97 (20.51%) jQuery
7 86 (18.18%) ASP.NET MVC
8 81 (17.12%) AngularJS
9 71 (15.01%) Web Services
10 62 (13.11%) .NET Core
11 60 (12.68%) RESTful
12 54 (11.42%) ASP.NET Web API
13 51 (10.78%) WCF
14 48 (10.15%) XML
15 46 (9.73%) React
16 44 (9.30%) HTML5
17 38 (8.03%) Ajax
18 35 (7.40%) CSS3
19 34 (7.19%) ASP.NET Web Forms
20 30 (6.34%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 58 (12.26%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (6.98%) Greenfield Project
3 25 (5.29%) Management Information System
4 21 (4.44%) Smartphone
5 17 (3.59%) Data Centre
6 16 (3.38%) Graphic Design
7 15 (3.17%) Fat Client
7 15 (3.17%) NHS
7 15 (3.17%) Thin Client
8 11 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
8 11 (2.33%) Self-Motivation
9 10 (2.11%) User Experience
10 9 (1.90%) AS400
10 9 (1.90%) Client/Server
10 9 (1.90%) iSeries
10 9 (1.90%) Virtual Team
11 8 (1.69%) EPoS
12 7 (1.48%) Driving Licence
13 5 (1.06%) Replication
14 4 (0.85%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 70 (14.80%) Windows
2 35 (7.40%) Windows Server
3 14 (2.96%) Windows 10
4 12 (2.54%) Android
5 11 (2.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (2.11%) Linux
7 9 (1.90%) Windows 7
8 8 (1.69%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (0.85%) Windows 8
9 4 (0.85%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (0.63%) Windows XP
11 2 (0.42%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.42%) CentOS
11 2 (0.42%) Unix
12 1 (0.21%) AIX
12 1 (0.21%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 157 (33.19%) MVC
2 140 (29.60%) Agile Software Development
3 79 (16.70%) Business Intelligence
4 61 (12.90%) Web Development
5 55 (11.63%) Problem-Solving
6 54 (11.42%) SDLC
7 48 (10.15%) Scrum
8 42 (8.88%) Test Automation
9 39 (8.25%) TDD
10 33 (6.98%) DevOps
11 31 (6.55%) Data Modelling
11 31 (6.55%) OOP
12 30 (6.34%) API Testing
13 29 (6.13%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 29 (6.13%) Software Engineering
14 28 (5.92%) ETL
15 27 (5.71%) Disaster Recovery
15 27 (5.71%) Innovative Thinking
15 27 (5.71%) User Stories
16 26 (5.50%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 294 (62.16%) C#
2 247 (52.22%) SQL
3 216 (45.67%) JavaScript
4 110 (23.26%) T-SQL
5 37 (7.82%) VB.NET
6 26 (5.50%) TypeScript
7 18 (3.81%) PowerShell
8 17 (3.59%) PL/SQL
9 16 (3.38%) C++
10 13 (2.75%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 12 (2.54%) PHP
12 10 (2.11%) R
13 9 (1.90%) Java
14 4 (0.85%) Python
14 4 (0.85%) Ruby
14 4 (0.85%) Scala
14 4 (0.85%) VB
15 2 (0.42%) C
15 2 (0.42%) F#
15 2 (0.42%) VBA
Qualifications
1 22 (4.65%) Degree
2 8 (1.69%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (1.48%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (0.63%) SC Cleared
4 3 (0.63%) Security Cleared
5 2 (0.42%) MCSA
5 2 (0.42%) MCSE
6 1 (0.21%) CEH
6 1 (0.21%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.21%) HND
6 1 (0.21%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.21%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.21%) MCDST
6 1 (0.21%) MCP
6 1 (0.21%) OCP
6 1 (0.21%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (0.21%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.21%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.38%) Data Quality
2 9 (1.90%) SLA
3 7 (1.48%) GDPR
4 4 (0.85%) QA
5 3 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.63%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.21%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 40 (8.46%) Active Directory
2 28 (5.92%) Hyper-V
3 22 (4.65%) Virtual Machines
4 12 (2.54%) Docker
5 10 (2.11%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (0.85%) Terminal Services
6 4 (0.85%) XenApp
7 3 (0.63%) BitLocker
7 3 (0.63%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (0.42%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (0.42%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 1 (0.21%) Firmware
9 1 (0.21%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 30 (6.34%) SCCM
2 7 (1.48%) BMC PATROL
2 7 (1.48%) SCOM
3 2 (0.42%) Backup Exec
3 2 (0.42%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.21%) Grafana
4 1 (0.21%) Kibana
4 1 (0.21%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.21%) Nagios
4 1 (0.21%) Oozie
4 1 (0.21%) Prometheus
4 1 (0.21%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 247 (52.22%) Microsoft
2 54 (11.42%) Oracle
3 15 (3.17%) IBM
3 15 (3.17%) VMware
4 14 (2.96%) Adobe
5 13 (2.75%) Xamarin
6 10 (2.11%) Cisco
7 8 (1.69%) Citrix
7 8 (1.69%) Databricks
7 8 (1.69%) SAP
8 5 (1.06%) Google
8 5 (1.06%) JD Edwards
9 3 (0.63%) Dell
9 3 (0.63%) HP
9 3 (0.63%) Siemens
9 3 (0.63%) SolarWinds
10 2 (0.42%) Cognos
10 2 (0.42%) Red Hat
10 2 (0.42%) Veeam
10 2 (0.42%) Veritas