Period
to 18 October 2021

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 18 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
England > East of England
6 months to
18 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 45 24 15
Rank change year-on-year -21 -9 -2
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 269 174 804
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the East of England 4.90% 9.73% 11.64%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 26.17% 40.37% 45.55%
Number of salaries quoted 216 159 714
10th Percentile £32,750 £28,500 £28,750
25th Percentile £38,250 £35,428 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -
75th Percentile £57,500 £60,000 £55,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £69,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,052 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year +0.10% +4.17% +1.05%

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 1,028 431 1,765
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 18.71% 24.09% 25.54%
Number of salaries quoted 602 360 1,451
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £31,250
25th Percentile £41,250 £37,500 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £63,750 £62,500 £60,000
90th Percentile £76,250 £72,500 £70,000
England median annual salary £58,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +6.36% +4.76% +5.00%

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing SQL Server as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing SQL Server in the East of England over the 6 months to 18 October 2021.

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 18 October 2021. 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 -29 90 £47,500 -17.39% 46
Cambridgeshire -36 63 £47,500 -20.83% 30
Essex -9 55 £47,500 +2.15% 23
Bedfordshire -1 47 £45,000 - 9
Suffolk -13 9 £37,000 -35.65% 3
Norfolk -26 5 £37,500 - 5
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 18 October 2021, 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.

1 172 (63.94%) SQL
2 136 (50.56%) .NET
3 129 (47.96%) C#
4 121 (44.98%) Microsoft
5 114 (42.38%) Azure
6 91 (33.83%) Agile Software Development
7 83 (30.86%) Social Skills
8 57 (21.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 55 (20.45%) JavaScript
9 55 (20.45%) Full Stack Development
10 54 (20.07%) Windows
11 51 (18.96%) AWS
11 51 (18.96%) DevOps
12 47 (17.47%) HTML
13 45 (16.73%) CSS
13 45 (16.73%) Business Intelligence
14 44 (16.36%) Web Services
15 43 (15.99%) Degree
15 43 (15.99%) Power Platform
16 42 (15.61%) MySQL
17 41 (15.24%) Data Warehouse
18 40 (14.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 40 (14.87%) Problem-Solving
19 39 (14.50%) Web Development
19 39 (14.50%) T-SQL
20 38 (14.13%) ETL
20 38 (14.13%) React
21 37 (13.75%) Analytical Skills
21 37 (13.75%) Power BI
22 36 (13.38%) Azure Data Factory

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 23 (8.55%) IIS
2 16 (5.95%) CMS
3 12 (4.46%) Apache
4 11 (4.09%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (2.23%) EPiServer
5 6 (2.23%) Kentico
5 6 (2.23%) SharePoint
5 6 (2.23%) Sitecore CMS
6 5 (1.86%) WordPress
7 4 (1.49%) Apache Spark
8 3 (1.12%) Apache Synapse
9 2 (0.74%) nginx
9 2 (0.74%) NServiceBus
10 1 (0.37%) Confluence
10 1 (0.37%) JBoss
10 1 (0.37%) Jetty
10 1 (0.37%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.37%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.37%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.37%) WebSphere
Applications
1 16 (5.95%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (3.35%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.74%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.37%) Weka
Business Applications
1 2 (0.74%) Unit4 Business World
2 1 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.37%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.37%) Orchard Housing
2 1 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 114 (42.38%) Azure
2 51 (18.96%) AWS
3 43 (15.99%) Power Platform
4 36 (13.38%) Azure Data Factory
5 25 (9.29%) Azure Cosmos DB
5 25 (9.29%) Azure Service Bus
5 25 (9.29%) Serverless
6 24 (8.92%) Azure Functions
6 24 (8.92%) PaaS
7 23 (8.55%) Azure Stack
7 23 (8.55%) Azure Storage
7 23 (8.55%) Cloud Computing
8 15 (5.58%) SaaS
9 14 (5.20%) GCP
9 14 (5.20%) GitHub
10 12 (4.46%) Microsoft 365
11 6 (2.23%) Azure Sentinel
11 6 (2.23%) Azure Synapse Analytics
12 5 (1.86%) Apple Pay
12 5 (1.86%) Samsung Pay
Communications & Networking
1 27 (10.04%) Firewall
2 26 (9.67%) DNS
3 24 (8.92%) DHCP
4 15 (5.58%) TCP/IP
5 12 (4.46%) LAN
5 12 (4.46%) WAN
6 10 (3.72%) VPN
7 8 (2.97%) IPsec
8 7 (2.60%) MPLS
8 7 (2.60%) PPTP
9 6 (2.23%) IPv4
10 5 (1.86%) IPv6
11 4 (1.49%) VoIP
12 3 (1.12%) Remote Desktop
13 1 (0.37%) Asterisk PBX
13 1 (0.37%) Broadband
13 1 (0.37%) Cisco IOS
13 1 (0.37%) Reverse Proxy
13 1 (0.37%) Softphone
13 1 (0.37%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (21.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 42 (15.61%) MySQL
3 41 (15.24%) Data Warehouse
4 40 (14.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 37 (13.75%) Power BI
6 25 (9.29%) NoSQL
7 19 (7.06%) Relational Database
8 17 (6.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 16 (5.95%) BusinessObjects
9 16 (5.95%) PostgreSQL
10 13 (4.83%) Star Schema
11 11 (4.09%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
12 10 (3.72%) Azure SQL Database
13 9 (3.35%) Data Lake
14 8 (2.97%) MariaDB
14 8 (2.97%) MongoDB
15 7 (2.60%) SQL Server 2019
16 5 (1.86%) OLAP
16 5 (1.86%) SQL Server 2012
16 5 (1.86%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 20 (7.43%) Jenkins
2 17 (6.32%) Team Foundation Server
3 13 (4.83%) Visual Studio
4 12 (4.46%) Git (software)
5 11 (4.09%) GitLab
6 6 (2.23%) NUnit
7 4 (1.49%) JIRA
8 3 (1.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (1.12%) Moq
8 3 (1.12%) Octopus Deploy
8 3 (1.12%) Selenium
9 2 (0.74%) Bitbucket
9 2 (0.74%) Jasmine
9 2 (0.74%) Karma Test Runner
9 2 (0.74%) MSTest
9 2 (0.74%) SoapUI
9 2 (0.74%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 2 (0.74%) webpack
9 2 (0.74%) xUnit.net
10 1 (0.37%) Bitbucket Server
General
1 83 (30.86%) Social Skills
2 37 (13.75%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (8.55%) Finance
4 19 (7.06%) Presentation Skills
5 15 (5.58%) Retail
6 13 (4.83%) Organisational Skills
7 11 (4.09%) Influencing Skills
8 9 (3.35%) Telecoms
9 7 (2.60%) Back Office
9 7 (2.60%) Public Sector
10 6 (2.23%) Electronics
10 6 (2.23%) Marketing
11 5 (1.86%) Documentation Skills
11 5 (1.86%) Pharmaceutical
12 4 (1.49%) Manufacturing
13 3 (1.12%) Legal
14 2 (0.74%) Aerospace
14 2 (0.74%) Banking
14 2 (0.74%) Inclusion and Diversity
15 1 (0.37%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 159 (59.11%) Developer
2 56 (20.82%) .NET Developer
3 39 (14.50%) C# Developer
4 29 (10.78%) C# .NET Developer
5 28 (10.41%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 26 (9.67%) Senior Developer
7 25 (9.29%) Full Stack Developer
8 24 (8.92%) Analyst
8 24 (8.92%) Support Engineer
9 23 (8.55%) Software Developer
10 20 (7.43%) Cloud Developer
11 16 (5.95%) C# Software Developer
12 13 (4.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 11 (4.09%) .NET Software Developer
13 11 (4.09%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 11 (4.09%) 2nd Line Support
13 11 (4.09%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 11 (4.09%) Software Engineer
14 10 (3.72%) SQL Developer
14 10 (3.72%) SSRS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 136 (50.56%) .NET
2 47 (17.47%) HTML
3 45 (16.73%) CSS
4 44 (16.36%) Web Services
5 38 (14.13%) React
6 34 (12.64%) AngularJS
6 34 (12.64%) REST
7 33 (12.27%) .NET Core
8 32 (11.90%) ASP.NET Web API
9 28 (10.41%) HTML5
10 27 (10.04%) OAuth
11 26 (9.67%) ASP.NET
12 24 (8.92%) Node.js
13 23 (8.55%) Middleware
13 23 (8.55%) OAuth2
14 22 (8.18%) .NET Framework
14 22 (8.18%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 16 (5.95%) jQuery
15 16 (5.95%) XML
16 15 (5.58%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 24 (8.92%) Public Cloud
2 13 (4.83%) Management Information System
3 9 (3.35%) Self-Motivation
4 7 (2.60%) FMCG
5 6 (2.23%) Data Structures
6 5 (1.86%) Algorithms
6 5 (1.86%) Cloud Native
6 5 (1.86%) Data Centre
7 4 (1.49%) CMDB
7 4 (1.49%) Greenfield Project
7 4 (1.49%) Legacy Code
7 4 (1.49%) Life Science
7 4 (1.49%) Social Media
8 3 (1.12%) Blog
8 3 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.12%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.12%) Robotics
8 3 (1.12%) Tandem
9 2 (0.74%) Equities
9 2 (0.74%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 54 (20.07%) Windows
2 31 (11.52%) Windows Server
3 20 (7.43%) Windows Server 2012
4 18 (6.69%) Linux
4 18 (6.69%) Windows 10
5 13 (4.83%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (3.72%) Android
7 8 (2.97%) Windows Server 2016
8 7 (2.60%) Unix
9 6 (2.23%) CentOS
9 6 (2.23%) Windows Server 2019
10 5 (1.86%) Fedora
11 2 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.37%) AIX
12 1 (0.37%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.37%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.37%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.37%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.37%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (33.83%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (20.45%) Full Stack Development
3 51 (18.96%) DevOps
4 45 (16.73%) Business Intelligence
5 40 (14.87%) Problem-Solving
6 39 (14.50%) Web Development
7 38 (14.13%) ETL
8 36 (13.38%) MVC
9 35 (13.01%) Analytics
9 35 (13.01%) Data Modelling
10 33 (12.27%) Microservices
11 27 (10.04%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 27 (10.04%) Time Management
12 22 (8.18%) SDLC
13 18 (6.69%) Unit Testing
14 17 (6.32%) Computer Science
15 16 (5.95%) Infrastructure as Code
15 16 (5.95%) Project Management
15 16 (5.95%) Scrum
16 15 (5.58%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 172 (63.94%) SQL
2 129 (47.96%) C#
3 55 (20.45%) JavaScript
4 39 (14.50%) T-SQL
5 19 (7.06%) Python
6 18 (6.69%) Java
7 14 (5.20%) PowerShell
7 14 (5.20%) VBA
8 8 (2.97%) VB
9 5 (1.86%) Shell Script
10 4 (1.49%) C
10 4 (1.49%) VB.NET
10 4 (1.49%) XPath
11 3 (1.12%) TypeScript
12 2 (0.74%) C++
12 2 (0.74%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 2 (0.74%) Java 11
12 2 (0.74%) PHP
12 2 (0.74%) R
12 2 (0.74%) VB6
Qualifications
1 43 (15.99%) Degree
2 17 (6.32%) Security Cleared
3 14 (5.20%) SC Cleared
4 11 (4.09%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (2.60%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (1.12%) ISEB
6 3 (1.12%) Master's Degree
6 3 (1.12%) MBCS
6 3 (1.12%) TOGAF Certification
7 2 (0.74%) MCSD
7 2 (0.74%) Postgraduate
8 1 (0.37%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.37%) Numerate Degree
8 1 (0.37%) OCA
8 1 (0.37%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.37%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (7.06%) QA
2 13 (4.83%) Data Quality
3 12 (4.46%) Accessibility
4 2 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.37%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.37%) PMO
5 1 (0.37%) SLA
System Software
1 36 (13.38%) Active Directory
2 20 (7.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (5.58%) Docker
3 15 (5.58%) vSphere
4 13 (4.83%) VMware ESXi
5 11 (4.09%) XenApp
5 11 (4.09%) XenDesktop
6 4 (1.49%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (1.12%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.37%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 9 (3.35%) Kubernetes
2 8 (2.97%) Puppet
3 6 (2.23%) HAProxy
3 6 (2.23%) Icinga
4 4 (1.49%) Prometheus
5 3 (1.12%) Single Sign-On
5 3 (1.12%) Terraform
6 2 (0.74%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.37%) Active Directory Federation Services
7 1 (0.37%) Ansible
7 1 (0.37%) Grafana
7 1 (0.37%) Nagios
7 1 (0.37%) SCCM
7 1 (0.37%) WMI
7 1 (0.37%) WSUS
Vendors
1 121 (44.98%) Microsoft
2 24 (8.92%) Oracle
3 20 (7.43%) Citrix
3 20 (7.43%) VMware
4 19 (7.06%) Google
5 9 (3.35%) Databricks
6 7 (2.60%) SAP
7 6 (2.23%) Sitecore
8 5 (1.86%) Apple
8 5 (1.86%) Samsung
9 4 (1.49%) Facebook
9 4 (1.49%) Optimizely
9 4 (1.49%) Salesforce.com
9 4 (1.49%) Veeam
10 3 (1.12%) Adobe
10 3 (1.12%) Aruba
10 3 (1.12%) MuleSoft
10 3 (1.12%) NVIDIA
10 3 (1.12%) Xamarin
11 2 (0.74%) Cisco