Period
to 23 February 2020

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 23 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
England > East of England
6 months to
23 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 15 13 13
Rank change year-on-year -2 0 0
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 670 1,157 1,748
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 11.35% 12.79% 13.95%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 43.79% 50.66% 49.20%
Number of salaries quoted 547 985 1,581
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,750 £30,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £66,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +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 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 1,530 2,284 3,553
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 25.92% 25.25% 28.36%
Number of salaries quoted 1,205 1,826 2,977
East of England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £30,650
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £68,750
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 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 23 February 2020.

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 23 February 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
Hertfordshire +1 254 £47,500 - 59
Essex -7 125 £40,000 -2.44% 49
Cambridgeshire -12 105 £44,000 -7.37% 37
Bedfordshire -2 87 £56,500 +13.00% 11
Suffolk +3 68 £43,750 +9.38% 24
Norfolk -8 29 £39,500 +12.86% 18
East Anglia - 2 £51,750 -
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 23 February 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 of England region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 385 (57.46%) SQL
2 346 (51.64%) Microsoft
3 335 (50.00%) C#
4 325 (48.51%) .NET
5 238 (35.52%) Agile Software Development
6 206 (30.75%) ASP.NET
7 189 (28.21%) Azure
8 166 (24.78%) JavaScript
9 163 (24.33%) Windows
10 149 (22.24%) MVC
11 143 (21.34%) CSS
11 143 (21.34%) HTML
12 110 (16.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 108 (16.12%) T-SQL
14 103 (15.37%) AngularJS
15 97 (14.48%) Oracle
15 97 (14.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 94 (14.03%) Windows Server
17 92 (13.73%) ASP.NET Web API
18 89 (13.28%) ASP.NET MVC
19 86 (12.84%) Problem-Solving
19 86 (12.84%) Analytical Skills
20 85 (12.69%) Linux
21 84 (12.54%) jQuery
22 81 (12.09%) ETL
23 80 (11.94%) Active Directory
24 77 (11.49%) Scrum
24 77 (11.49%) .NET Framework
25 75 (11.19%) Relational Database
26 74 (11.04%) Office 365

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 45 (6.72%) IIS
2 37 (5.52%) MS Exchange
3 31 (4.63%) SharePoint
4 26 (3.88%) CMS
5 25 (3.73%) Exchange Server 2010
6 11 (1.64%) Apache Spark
7 9 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2013
7 9 (1.34%) JBoss
7 9 (1.34%) Skype for Business
8 5 (0.75%) Confluence
8 5 (0.75%) SharePoint 2013
9 4 (0.60%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.30%) Cloud Foundry
11 1 (0.15%) Apache
11 1 (0.15%) EPiServer
11 1 (0.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.15%) SugarCRM
11 1 (0.15%) Umbraco
11 1 (0.15%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.15%) WildFly
Applications
1 46 (6.87%) Microsoft Office
2 45 (6.72%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.30%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.15%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (1.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.60%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (0.60%) NetSuite
2 4 (0.60%) ResourceLink
3 2 (0.30%) PeopleSoft HCM
3 2 (0.30%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.30%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 189 (28.21%) Azure
2 74 (11.04%) Office 365
3 58 (8.66%) AWS
4 47 (7.01%) Power Platform
5 22 (3.28%) GCP
6 17 (2.54%) SaaS
7 15 (2.24%) npm
8 10 (1.49%) IaaS
9 9 (1.34%) PaaS
10 8 (1.19%) Serverless
11 6 (0.90%) Dynamics 365
12 5 (0.75%) Azure Active Directory
13 3 (0.45%) AtomSphere
13 3 (0.45%) Boomi
13 3 (0.45%) CloudBees
13 3 (0.45%) iPaaS
13 3 (0.45%) OpenShift
13 3 (0.45%) Slack
14 2 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
14 2 (0.30%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 53 (7.91%) DNS
2 45 (6.72%) DHCP
3 36 (5.37%) TCP/IP
4 33 (4.93%) VoIP
5 32 (4.78%) VLAN
6 31 (4.63%) Firewall
7 23 (3.43%) Internet
7 23 (3.43%) LAN
8 16 (2.39%) WAN
9 12 (1.79%) VPN
10 9 (1.34%) Skype
11 8 (1.19%) HTTP
11 8 (1.19%) SAN
12 5 (0.75%) Wireless
13 4 (0.60%) Remote Desktop
13 4 (0.60%) SSL
14 2 (0.30%) Asterisk PBX
14 2 (0.30%) BGP
14 2 (0.30%) Cisco ASA
14 2 (0.30%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 110 (16.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 97 (14.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 75 (11.19%) Relational Database
4 63 (9.40%) PostgreSQL
5 61 (9.10%) SQL Server 2016
6 56 (8.36%) MySQL
7 50 (7.46%) Data Warehouse
8 47 (7.01%) Power BI
9 37 (5.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 36 (5.37%) NoSQL
11 32 (4.78%) SQL Server 2012
12 28 (4.18%) SQL Server 2017
13 26 (3.88%) RDBMS
14 25 (3.73%) OLAP
15 22 (3.28%) Crystal Reports
16 19 (2.84%) Big Data
16 19 (2.84%) IBM InfoSphere
16 19 (2.84%) MS Access
17 16 (2.39%) Oracle Database
18 14 (2.09%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 66 (9.85%) Git (software)
2 52 (7.76%) Team Foundation Server
3 49 (7.31%) Visual Studio
4 38 (5.67%) JIRA
5 31 (4.63%) Jenkins
6 22 (3.28%) webpack
7 18 (2.69%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 17 (2.54%) Oracle Forms
9 16 (2.39%) NUnit
10 14 (2.09%) Subversion
11 12 (1.79%) Selenium
12 11 (1.64%) Visual Studio Team System
13 10 (1.49%) Octopus Deploy
14 7 (1.04%) TeamCity
14 7 (1.04%) Zephyr
15 6 (0.90%) JUnit
16 5 (0.75%) MSTest
17 4 (0.60%) Bitbucket
17 4 (0.60%) Jasmine
17 4 (0.60%) SpecFlow
General
1 71 (10.60%) Finance
2 44 (6.57%) Retail
3 19 (2.84%) Public Sector
4 15 (2.24%) Legal
5 13 (1.94%) Marketing
6 11 (1.64%) Law
7 8 (1.19%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.45%) Automotive
8 3 (0.45%) Back Office
8 3 (0.45%) Games
8 3 (0.45%) Music Industry
8 3 (0.45%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.30%) Banking
9 2 (0.30%) French Language
9 2 (0.30%) German Language
9 2 (0.30%) Multimedia
9 2 (0.30%) Publishing
10 1 (0.15%) Billing
10 1 (0.15%) Local Government
10 1 (0.15%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 400 (59.70%) Developer
2 167 (24.93%) C# Developer
3 156 (23.28%) .NET Developer
4 142 (21.19%) SQL Developer
5 89 (13.28%) C# .NET Developer
6 74 (11.04%) DBA
7 58 (8.66%) Analyst
8 57 (8.51%) SQL DBA
9 55 (8.21%) Administrator
10 54 (8.06%) ASP.NET Developer
11 52 (7.76%) Software Developer
12 40 (5.97%) Software Engineer
13 39 (5.82%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 39 (5.82%) Full Stack Developer
14 35 (5.22%) SQL Server Developer
15 33 (4.93%) Web Developer
16 29 (4.33%) .NET Software Developer
16 29 (4.33%) Business Intelligence Developer
17 28 (4.18%) IT Support
18 27 (4.03%) Database Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 325 (48.51%) .NET
2 206 (30.75%) ASP.NET
3 143 (21.34%) CSS
3 143 (21.34%) HTML
4 103 (15.37%) AngularJS
5 92 (13.73%) ASP.NET Web API
6 89 (13.28%) ASP.NET MVC
7 84 (12.54%) jQuery
8 77 (11.49%) .NET Framework
9 63 (9.40%) Entity Framework
10 61 (9.10%) .NET Core
11 60 (8.96%) Node.js
12 48 (7.16%) Web Services
13 45 (6.72%) HTML5
14 35 (5.22%) RESTful
15 30 (4.48%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 26 (3.88%) React
16 26 (3.88%) WPF
17 25 (3.73%) XML
18 24 (3.58%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 86 (12.84%) Analytical Skills
2 46 (6.87%) User Experience
3 38 (5.67%) Self-Motivation
4 31 (4.63%) Replication
5 21 (3.13%) Clustering
6 15 (2.24%) Virtual Team
7 14 (2.09%) Management Information System
8 13 (1.94%) Greenfield Project
9 12 (1.79%) Data Centre
10 9 (1.34%) Mobile App
11 5 (0.75%) EPoS
11 5 (0.75%) iPad
12 3 (0.45%) Client/Server
12 3 (0.45%) Data Structures
12 3 (0.45%) Fat Client
12 3 (0.45%) NHS
12 3 (0.45%) Social Media
12 3 (0.45%) Thin Client
13 2 (0.30%) Driving Licence
13 2 (0.30%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 163 (24.33%) Windows
2 94 (14.03%) Windows Server
3 85 (12.69%) Linux
4 41 (6.12%) Windows Server 2012
5 40 (5.97%) Windows 10
6 21 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
7 19 (2.84%) Unix
8 9 (1.34%) Android
9 8 (1.19%) Apple iOS
10 5 (0.75%) Mac OS X
10 5 (0.75%) Windows 7
10 5 (0.75%) Windows 8
11 4 (0.60%) Solaris
12 1 (0.15%) AIX
12 1 (0.15%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 238 (35.52%) Agile Software Development
2 149 (22.24%) MVC
3 86 (12.84%) Problem-Solving
4 81 (12.09%) ETL
5 77 (11.49%) Scrum
6 72 (10.75%) Business Intelligence
6 72 (10.75%) E-Commerce
7 71 (10.60%) Analytics
8 68 (10.15%) DevOps
9 67 (10.00%) Web Development
10 64 (9.55%) Continuous Improvement
11 63 (9.40%) Continuous Integration
12 61 (9.10%) Software Engineering
13 57 (8.51%) SDLC
14 54 (8.06%) Migration
14 54 (8.06%) TDD
15 51 (7.61%) OO
16 49 (7.31%) Computer Science
16 49 (7.31%) Data Analytics
17 48 (7.16%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 385 (57.46%) SQL
2 335 (50.00%) C#
3 166 (24.78%) JavaScript
4 108 (16.12%) T-SQL
5 70 (10.45%) PowerShell
6 53 (7.91%) TypeScript
7 52 (7.76%) Java
8 35 (5.22%) PHP
8 35 (5.22%) VB.NET
9 28 (4.18%) VBScript
10 27 (4.03%) C++
11 25 (3.73%) VB
12 24 (3.58%) Python
13 21 (3.13%) VBA
14 20 (2.99%) Shell Script
15 13 (1.94%) C
16 8 (1.19%) Perl
17 7 (1.04%) Ruby
18 6 (0.90%) Scala
19 4 (0.60%) R
Qualifications
1 74 (11.04%) Degree
2 43 (6.42%) Computer Science Degree
3 30 (4.48%) Security Cleared
4 27 (4.03%) SC Cleared
5 20 (2.99%) Microsoft Certification
6 12 (1.79%) HND
7 11 (1.64%) ISEB
8 10 (1.49%) ISTQB
9 8 (1.19%) MBCS
10 7 (1.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 7 (1.04%) MCSA
11 6 (0.90%) MCSE
12 5 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
13 4 (0.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 3 (0.45%) HNC
14 3 (0.45%) MCITP
14 3 (0.45%) MCP
15 1 (0.15%) CCNA
15 1 (0.15%) Cisco Certification
15 1 (0.15%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (5.52%) QA
2 31 (4.63%) SLA
3 9 (1.34%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.60%) GDPR
5 1 (0.15%) HL7
5 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 80 (11.94%) Active Directory
2 39 (5.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (5.67%) vSphere
4 37 (5.52%) Hyper-V
5 28 (4.18%) Docker
6 26 (3.88%) XenApp
7 11 (1.64%) HDFS
8 10 (1.49%) VMware ESXi
9 8 (1.19%) Virtual Servers
10 6 (0.90%) Apache Flume
11 5 (0.75%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 5 (0.75%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 3 (0.45%) Terminal Services
13 2 (0.30%) VMware Server
14 1 (0.15%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 1 (0.15%) Terminal Server
14 1 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 29 (4.33%) Kubernetes
2 11 (1.64%) Oozie
3 10 (1.49%) Backup Exec
4 5 (0.75%) Foglight
4 5 (0.75%) Hadoop YARN
4 5 (0.75%) LiteSpeed
5 4 (0.60%) SCCM
5 4 (0.60%) SCOM
6 3 (0.45%) Microsoft Clustering
6 3 (0.45%) WSUS
7 2 (0.30%) Oracle EDQ
8 1 (0.15%) Ansible
8 1 (0.15%) Business Desktop Deployment
8 1 (0.15%) Data Guard
8 1 (0.15%) Grafana
8 1 (0.15%) Graphite
8 1 (0.15%) Kibana
8 1 (0.15%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.15%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.15%) Terraform
Vendors
1 346 (51.64%) Microsoft
2 97 (14.48%) Oracle
3 66 (9.85%) VMware
4 32 (4.78%) Citrix
5 28 (4.18%) Google
6 25 (3.73%) IBM
7 23 (3.43%) HP
8 19 (2.84%) Talend
9 14 (2.09%) Tableau
9 14 (2.09%) Veeam
10 13 (1.94%) Mitel
11 12 (1.79%) Logi
11 12 (1.79%) Logi Analytics
12 11 (1.64%) RedGate
13 10 (1.49%) Asigra
13 10 (1.49%) Dell
14 9 (1.34%) Cisco
14 9 (1.34%) Meraki
15 8 (1.19%) Apple
16 6 (0.90%) Informatica