Period
to 22 June 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 22 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
England > East of England
6 months to
22 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 10 9 14
Rank change year-on-year -1 +5 -9
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 1,813 1,929 2,022
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 14.80% 15.80% 14.31%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 51.62% 56.49% 53.20%
Number of salaries quoted 1,594 1,709 1,771
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +2.41%
10th Percentile £28,750 £29,950 £26,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £63,750
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 of England with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
East of England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 3,512 3,415 3,801
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 28.66% 27.97% 26.90%
Number of salaries quoted 2,881 2,850 3,196
East of England median annual salary £47,500 £44,500 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.74% - +4.71%
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £63,250 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server in the East of England

SQL Server
Salary Trend in the East of England

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

Salary trend for SQL Server in the East of England

SQL Server
Salary Histogram in the East of England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in the East of England over the 6 months to 22 June 2018.

Salary histogram for SQL Server in the East of England

SQL Server
Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 6 months to 22 June 2018. 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
Hertfordshire -4 584 £47,500 - 62
Cambridgeshire 0 475 £45,000 +12.50% 56
Essex +2 386 £43,278 -8.89% 34
Bedfordshire -2 196 £47,500 +26.67% 27
Suffolk -1 113 £43,500 +4.82% 16
Norfolk -5 63 £40,000 +14.29% 23
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 East of England region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 990 (54.61%) .NET
2 987 (54.44%) C#
3 873 (48.15%) SQL
4 682 (37.62%) Agile Software Development
5 654 (36.07%) Microsoft
6 599 (33.04%) ASP.NET
7 545 (30.06%) MVC
8 460 (25.37%) JavaScript
9 449 (24.77%) HTML
10 400 (22.06%) Microsoft Azure
11 380 (20.96%) CSS
12 372 (20.52%) ASP.NET MVC
13 365 (20.13%) TDD
14 356 (19.64%) T-SQL
15 321 (17.71%) ASP.NET Web API
16 317 (17.48%) Windows
17 296 (16.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 291 (16.05%) SQL Server 2016
19 290 (16.00%) AngularJS
20 278 (15.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 278 (15.33%) Business Intelligence
21 258 (14.23%) Finance
22 253 (13.95%) .NET Framework
22 253 (13.95%) Degree
23 238 (13.13%) Web Application Development
24 232 (12.80%) RESTful
25 221 (12.19%) ASP.NET MVC 5
26 218 (12.02%) WCF
27 216 (11.91%) BDD
28 215 (11.86%) Oracle

SQL Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 87 (4.80%) Elasticsearch
2 64 (3.53%) SharePoint
3 63 (3.47%) IIS
4 56 (3.09%) MS Exchange
5 37 (2.04%) Tomcat
6 33 (1.82%) WebSphere
7 32 (1.77%) JBoss
8 31 (1.71%) WebLogic
9 28 (1.54%) Apache
10 24 (1.32%) OpenStack
11 21 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2013
12 18 (0.99%) BizTalk Server
13 17 (0.94%) Umbraco
14 15 (0.83%) Confluence
15 14 (0.77%) Apache Spark
15 14 (0.77%) NServiceBus
16 13 (0.72%) CMS
17 10 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2010
18 9 (0.50%) Kentico
18 9 (0.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 123 (6.78%) Microsoft Excel
2 46 (2.54%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (0.50%) Microsoft Project
4 5 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (0.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.22%) Weka
6 2 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.11%) AutoCAD
6 2 (0.11%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.11%) Revit
7 1 (0.055%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 34 (1.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 26 (1.43%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 24 (1.32%) Cognos TM1
4 20 (1.10%) Dynamics AX
5 18 (0.99%) Dynamics NAV
6 16 (0.88%) Oracle EBS
7 12 (0.66%) Documaker
8 6 (0.33%) Movex
8 6 (0.33%) Unit4 Business World
9 4 (0.22%) assyst
9 4 (0.22%) Oracle ERP
10 3 (0.17%) SAP Business One
11 2 (0.11%) FastStats
11 2 (0.11%) Temenos T24
12 1 (0.055%) Adobe Campaign
12 1 (0.055%) Magento
12 1 (0.055%) Maximo
12 1 (0.055%) Oracle BPM
12 1 (0.055%) Oracle iProcurement
12 1 (0.055%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 400 (22.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 194 (10.70%) Amazon AWS
3 53 (2.92%) Azure Data Factory
4 44 (2.43%) GitHub
5 36 (1.99%) Office 365
6 20 (1.10%) IaaS
7 15 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
8 12 (0.66%) Runscope
9 10 (0.55%) SaaS
10 7 (0.39%) PaaS
11 6 (0.33%) Akamai
12 4 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
12 4 (0.22%) Dynamics 365
12 4 (0.22%) Google Analytics
12 4 (0.22%) Serverless
13 3 (0.17%) Azure Active Directory
13 3 (0.17%) Google Play
14 2 (0.11%) Amazon EMR
14 2 (0.11%) Amazon S3
14 2 (0.11%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 75 (4.14%) DNS
2 55 (3.03%) Firewall
3 50 (2.76%) TCP/IP
4 49 (2.70%) Internet
5 45 (2.48%) DHCP
6 31 (1.71%) SAN
7 27 (1.49%) FTP
7 27 (1.49%) HTTP
8 23 (1.27%) WAN
9 22 (1.21%) SSL
10 20 (1.10%) Network Security
11 18 (0.99%) HTTPS
11 18 (0.99%) VoIP
12 16 (0.88%) SSH
13 14 (0.77%) Cisco IOS
13 14 (0.77%) VLAN
14 13 (0.72%) IPsec
14 13 (0.72%) SMTP
15 12 (0.66%) POP3
15 12 (0.66%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 296 (16.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 291 (16.05%) SQL Server 2016
3 278 (15.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 177 (9.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 146 (8.05%) SQL Server 2008
6 143 (7.89%) NoSQL
7 131 (7.23%) Data Warehouse
8 121 (6.67%) MongoDB
9 111 (6.12%) Relational Database
10 94 (5.18%) Power BI
11 90 (4.96%) MySQL
12 85 (4.69%) SQL Server 2012
13 76 (4.19%) SQL Server 2014
14 73 (4.03%) Oracle Database
15 51 (2.81%) Big Data
16 38 (2.10%) RavenDB
17 37 (2.04%) SQL Server 2005
18 34 (1.88%) Data Lake
19 33 (1.82%) RDBMS
20 32 (1.77%) HDInsight
Development Applications
1 191 (10.54%) Git (software)
2 187 (10.31%) Visual Studio
3 96 (5.30%) Team Foundation Server
4 64 (3.53%) JIRA
5 61 (3.36%) TeamCity
6 56 (3.09%) NUnit
7 42 (2.32%) ReSharper
8 36 (1.99%) Jenkins
9 31 (1.71%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 29 (1.60%) Selenium
11 28 (1.54%) Subversion
12 24 (1.32%) SpecFlow
13 15 (0.83%) JUnit
14 14 (0.77%) Ant
15 13 (0.72%) Visual Studio Team System
16 12 (0.66%) Gerrit
16 12 (0.66%) Sonatype Nexus
17 11 (0.61%) MSTest
18 10 (0.55%) Gradle
18 10 (0.55%) Maven
General
1 258 (14.23%) Finance
2 102 (5.63%) Advertising
3 98 (5.41%) Marketing
4 81 (4.47%) Retail
5 37 (2.04%) Automotive
6 30 (1.65%) Games
7 28 (1.54%) Manufacturing
8 16 (0.88%) Aerospace
9 13 (0.72%) Telecoms
10 12 (0.66%) Banking
11 10 (0.55%) Music Industry
12 9 (0.50%) Law
13 8 (0.44%) Legal
13 8 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
14 5 (0.28%) Back Office
14 5 (0.28%) Billing
14 5 (0.28%) Publishing
15 4 (0.22%) German Language
15 4 (0.22%) Local Government
16 3 (0.17%) French Language
Job Titles
1 1,076 (59.35%) Developer
2 591 (32.60%) .NET Developer
3 317 (17.48%) C# Developer
4 211 (11.64%) Analyst
5 203 (11.20%) Software Developer
6 196 (10.81%) C# .NET Developer
7 184 (10.15%) DBA
8 157 (8.66%) SQL DBA
9 135 (7.45%) SQL Developer
10 125 (6.89%) C# Software Developer
11 111 (6.12%) .NET Software Developer
12 108 (5.96%) Software Engineer
13 104 (5.74%) Senior Developer
14 90 (4.96%) Lead Developer
15 88 (4.85%) ASP.NET Developer
16 86 (4.74%) Administrator
17 85 (4.69%) Web Developer
18 77 (4.25%) SQL Server DBA
19 75 (4.14%) Developer/Software Engineer
20 74 (4.08%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 990 (54.61%) .NET
2 599 (33.04%) ASP.NET
3 449 (24.77%) HTML
4 380 (20.96%) CSS
5 372 (20.52%) ASP.NET MVC
6 321 (17.71%) ASP.NET Web API
7 290 (16.00%) AngularJS
8 253 (13.95%) .NET Framework
9 232 (12.80%) RESTful
10 221 (12.19%) ASP.NET MVC 5
11 218 (12.02%) WCF
12 201 (11.09%) jQuery
13 198 (10.92%) Web Services
14 155 (8.55%) HTML5
15 153 (8.44%) WPF
16 152 (8.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 132 (7.28%) KnockoutJS
18 126 (6.95%) Node.js
19 124 (6.84%) CSS3
20 110 (6.07%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 172 (9.49%) Analytical Skills
2 144 (7.94%) Computer Science
3 97 (5.35%) Greenfield Project
4 84 (4.63%) Replication
5 64 (3.53%) Management Information System
6 62 (3.42%) User Experience
7 55 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
8 46 (2.54%) Fintech
9 39 (2.15%) Clustering
10 38 (2.10%) Mobile App
11 30 (1.65%) Data Centre
12 23 (1.27%) Self-Motivation
13 18 (0.99%) Xbox
14 14 (0.77%) Algorithms
14 14 (0.77%) Data Structures
14 14 (0.77%) NHS
15 13 (0.72%) Private Cloud
16 12 (0.66%) EMC VMAX
16 12 (0.66%) Fat Client
16 12 (0.66%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 317 (17.48%) Windows
2 142 (7.83%) Windows Server
3 133 (7.34%) Linux
4 75 (4.14%) Windows Server 2012
5 64 (3.53%) Windows Server 2008
6 43 (2.37%) Windows 7
7 41 (2.26%) Android
8 31 (1.71%) Unix
9 30 (1.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 21 (1.16%) Apple iOS
11 14 (0.77%) CentOS
12 12 (0.66%) Solaris
12 12 (0.66%) Windows 8
13 10 (0.55%) Windows 10
13 10 (0.55%) Windows Server 2003
14 7 (0.39%) AIX
14 7 (0.39%) Windows XP
15 5 (0.28%) Mac OS X
16 4 (0.22%) VMS
17 1 (0.055%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 682 (37.62%) Agile Software Development
2 545 (30.06%) MVC
3 365 (20.13%) TDD
4 278 (15.33%) Business Intelligence
5 238 (13.13%) Web Application Development
6 216 (11.91%) BDD
7 197 (10.87%) Problem-Solving
8 186 (10.26%) Scrum
9 184 (10.15%) Web Development
10 149 (8.22%) Dependency Injection
10 149 (8.22%) Software Engineering
11 148 (8.16%) OO
12 145 (8.00%) Performance Tuning
13 134 (7.39%) ETL
14 125 (6.89%) Continuous Integration
15 105 (5.79%) DevOps
16 102 (5.63%) Kanban
17 99 (5.46%) ITIL
18 96 (5.30%) SDLC
19 94 (5.18%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 987 (54.44%) C#
2 873 (48.15%) SQL
3 460 (25.37%) JavaScript
4 356 (19.64%) T-SQL
5 164 (9.05%) PowerShell
6 153 (8.44%) Java
7 109 (6.01%) Ruby
8 60 (3.31%) VB.NET
9 58 (3.20%) VBA
10 57 (3.14%) Python
11 48 (2.65%) PHP
12 37 (2.04%) C
13 30 (1.65%) VB
14 29 (1.60%) C++
14 29 (1.60%) PL/SQL
15 28 (1.54%) F#
16 27 (1.49%) TypeScript
17 19 (1.05%) Bash Shell
18 18 (0.99%) Delphi
18 18 (0.99%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 253 (13.95%) Degree
2 86 (4.74%) Computer Science Degree
3 84 (4.63%) Microsoft Certification
4 37 (2.04%) Security Cleared
5 32 (1.77%) MCSE
6 29 (1.60%) SC Cleared
7 14 (0.77%) CCNA
7 14 (0.77%) Cisco Certification
7 14 (0.77%) ISTQB
8 13 (0.72%) MCSA
9 12 (0.66%) ITIL Certification
10 11 (0.61%) MCP
11 9 (0.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 9 (0.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 8 (0.44%) CCNP
12 8 (0.44%) MCITP
13 7 (0.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 6 (0.33%) AAT
14 6 (0.33%) DV Cleared
14 6 (0.33%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (3.92%) QA
2 34 (1.88%) SLA
3 26 (1.43%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.22%) GDPR
5 3 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 3 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.17%) PMO
6 2 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.055%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.055%) MiFID
7 1 (0.055%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 91 (5.02%) Active Directory
2 63 (3.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (2.15%) Docker
4 32 (1.77%) XenApp
5 31 (1.71%) Hyper-V
6 18 (0.99%) vSphere
7 14 (0.77%) VMware ESXi
8 13 (0.72%) Oracle RAC
8 13 (0.72%) VirtualBox
9 12 (0.66%) Samba
10 8 (0.44%) Terminal Services
11 5 (0.28%) HDFS
12 3 (0.17%) NFS
12 3 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
13 2 (0.11%) Apache Flume
13 2 (0.11%) Microsoft App-V
13 2 (0.11%) XenDesktop
14 1 (0.055%) Firmware
14 1 (0.055%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 1 (0.055%) Squid
Systems Management
1 68 (3.75%) Kibana
2 34 (1.88%) WSUS
3 28 (1.54%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 23 (1.27%) Opscode Chef
5 19 (1.05%) SCCM
6 14 (0.77%) Puppet
7 13 (0.72%) Ansible
7 13 (0.72%) Kubernetes
7 13 (0.72%) Nagios
8 12 (0.66%) Rancher
8 12 (0.66%) Sysdig
8 12 (0.66%) vRealize
9 11 (0.61%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 8 (0.44%) HP Quality Center
11 6 (0.33%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 6 (0.33%) SCOM
12 5 (0.28%) FortiGate
13 4 (0.22%) Cisco CUCM
14 3 (0.17%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 3 (0.17%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 654 (36.07%) Microsoft
2 215 (11.86%) Oracle
3 80 (4.41%) VMware
4 71 (3.92%) Google
5 58 (3.20%) Facebook
6 53 (2.92%) Citrix
7 45 (2.48%) IBM
8 42 (2.32%) HP
9 39 (2.15%) Cognos
10 34 (1.88%) Cisco
11 25 (1.38%) Red Hat
11 25 (1.38%) Tableau
12 24 (1.32%) Splunk
12 24 (1.32%) WorldPay
13 21 (1.16%) Capita
14 19 (1.05%) SAP
15 17 (0.94%) EMC
16 16 (0.88%) AppDynamics
16 16 (0.88%) New Relic
16 16 (0.88%) Xamarin