Period
to 6 July 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 6 July 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
6 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 15 14 11
Rank change year-on-year -1 -3 -2
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 414 910 1,812
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the East of England 11.44% 11.94% 14.61%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 47.05% 47.69% 51.40%
Number of salaries quoted 371 837 1,807
Median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £27,500 £30,000 £28,750
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 880 1,908 3,525
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 24.31% 25.03% 28.42%
Number of salaries quoted 732 1,551 2,895
Median annual salary £46,500 £48,750 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.62% +2.63% +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £32,500 £29,850
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

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 6 July 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 6 July 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 -3 164 £50,000 +5.26% 28
Essex 0 93 £40,000 -4.19% 11
Cambridgeshire +3 84 £40,000 -15.79% 17
Bedfordshire +5 42 £42,500 -17.48% 3
Suffolk +8 19 £50,000 +17.65% 5
Norfolk -10 12 £46,500 +27.73% 3
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 6 July 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.

1 282 (68.12%) SQL
2 221 (53.38%) Microsoft
3 180 (43.48%) .NET
4 178 (43.00%) C#
5 150 (36.23%) Azure
6 125 (30.19%) Agile Software Development
7 101 (24.40%) Windows
8 97 (23.43%) ASP.NET
9 86 (20.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 82 (19.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 80 (19.32%) Degree
12 71 (17.15%) Active Directory
13 70 (16.91%) Analytics
14 69 (16.67%) Finance
15 67 (16.18%) Oracle
16 66 (15.94%) HTML
16 66 (15.94%) JavaScript
16 66 (15.94%) Windows Server
17 65 (15.70%) Problem-Solving
18 59 (14.25%) .NET Core
18 59 (14.25%) MVC
19 58 (14.01%) T-SQL
19 58 (14.01%) AWS
20 56 (13.53%) Office 365
21 54 (13.04%) CSS
21 54 (13.04%) Data Warehouse
21 54 (13.04%) ETL
22 52 (12.56%) AngularJS
22 52 (12.56%) Analytical Skills
23 49 (11.84%) Linux

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 30 (7.25%) SharePoint
2 20 (4.83%) MS Exchange
3 17 (4.11%) Confluence
3 17 (4.11%) IIS
4 14 (3.38%) SharePoint 2013
5 13 (3.14%) Elasticsearch
6 12 (2.90%) Apache Spark
7 11 (2.66%) Exchange Server 2010
8 10 (2.42%) Skype for Business
9 9 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2013
10 8 (1.93%) Apache Airflow
10 8 (1.93%) Luigi
11 3 (0.72%) CMS
12 2 (0.48%) Cloud Foundry
12 2 (0.48%) nginx
12 2 (0.48%) SharePoint 2010
12 2 (0.48%) Tomcat
13 1 (0.24%) Alfresco
13 1 (0.24%) Documentum
13 1 (0.24%) Mule
Applications
1 38 (9.18%) Microsoft Excel
2 33 (7.97%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (1.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.24%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (2.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (2.17%) NetSuite
3 5 (1.21%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (1.21%) PeopleSoft HCM
3 5 (1.21%) ResourceLink
4 4 (0.97%) Exchequer
5 3 (0.72%) Unit4 Business World
6 1 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.24%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 150 (36.23%) Azure
2 58 (14.01%) AWS
3 56 (13.53%) Office 365
4 32 (7.73%) Power Platform
5 21 (5.07%) Azure Data Factory
6 15 (3.62%) CloudBees
6 15 (3.62%) OpenShift
7 11 (2.66%) Dynamics 365
8 10 (2.42%) Amazon EC2
9 9 (2.17%) GCP
10 8 (1.93%) Amazon EMR
10 8 (1.93%) Azure Active Directory
10 8 (1.93%) Logic Apps
11 7 (1.69%) IaaS
12 6 (1.45%) PaaS
12 6 (1.45%) SaaS
12 6 (1.45%) Serverless
13 5 (1.21%) OneDrive
14 4 (0.97%) AWS Lambda
14 4 (0.97%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 38 (9.18%) DNS
2 31 (7.49%) TCP/IP
3 28 (6.76%) DHCP
4 21 (5.07%) Firewall
5 14 (3.38%) LAN
5 14 (3.38%) VoIP
6 13 (3.14%) Skype
7 12 (2.90%) VLAN
8 10 (2.42%) RS-232
8 10 (2.42%) RS-485
9 8 (1.93%) WAN
10 7 (1.69%) Internet
11 6 (1.45%) VPN
12 5 (1.21%) HTTP
12 5 (1.21%) Remote Desktop
13 4 (0.97%) SAN
14 3 (0.72%) Cisco IOS
14 3 (0.72%) Wireless
15 1 (0.24%) Asterisk PBX
15 1 (0.24%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (20.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 82 (19.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 54 (13.04%) Data Warehouse
4 49 (11.84%) PostgreSQL
5 48 (11.59%) Relational Database
6 45 (10.87%) SQL Server 2012
7 39 (9.42%) MySQL
8 37 (8.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 28 (6.76%) Power BI
10 27 (6.52%) Oracle Database
11 25 (6.04%) SQL Server 2016
12 23 (5.56%) Azure SQL Database
13 21 (5.07%) Big Data
14 20 (4.83%) Oracle Database 12c
14 20 (4.83%) SQL Server 2008
15 19 (4.59%) NoSQL
16 16 (3.86%) OLAP
16 16 (3.86%) SQL Server 2017
17 15 (3.62%) MS Access
18 12 (2.90%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 47 (11.35%) Git (software)
2 43 (10.39%) Jenkins
3 34 (8.21%) Visual Studio
4 32 (7.73%) Team Foundation Server
5 31 (7.49%) JIRA
6 14 (3.38%) Selenium
7 10 (2.42%) NUnit
8 9 (2.17%) TeamCity
9 8 (1.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 7 (1.69%) GitLab
10 7 (1.69%) Travis CI
11 6 (1.45%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 6 (1.45%) WebDriver
12 5 (1.21%) Cypress.io
12 5 (1.21%) Jasmine
12 5 (1.21%) Subversion
12 5 (1.21%) Visual Studio Team System
13 4 (0.97%) Karma Test Runner
13 4 (0.97%) SpecFlow
13 4 (0.97%) WatiN
General
1 69 (16.67%) Finance
2 20 (4.83%) Retail
3 12 (2.90%) Public Sector
4 10 (2.42%) Legal
5 9 (2.17%) Law
6 6 (1.45%) Local Government
7 4 (0.97%) Fire and Rescue
8 3 (0.72%) Billing
9 2 (0.48%) Back Office
10 1 (0.24%) Advertising
10 1 (0.24%) Automotive
10 1 (0.24%) French Language
10 1 (0.24%) German Language
10 1 (0.24%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.24%) Marketing
10 1 (0.24%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.24%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 206 (49.76%) Developer
2 88 (21.26%) C# Developer
3 78 (18.84%) .NET Developer
4 74 (17.87%) SQL Developer
5 52 (12.56%) C# .NET Developer
6 41 (9.90%) DBA
7 35 (8.45%) Administrator
8 31 (7.49%) Analyst
8 31 (7.49%) SQL DBA
9 29 (7.00%) Software Developer
10 27 (6.52%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 26 (6.28%) ASP.NET Developer
12 25 (6.04%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 24 (5.80%) Software Engineer
14 21 (5.07%) Junior
15 19 (4.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 18 (4.35%) SQL Server Developer
17 17 (4.11%) Database Developer
17 17 (4.11%) IT Support
17 17 (4.11%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 180 (43.48%) .NET
2 97 (23.43%) ASP.NET
3 66 (15.94%) HTML
4 59 (14.25%) .NET Core
5 54 (13.04%) CSS
6 52 (12.56%) AngularJS
7 42 (10.14%) .NET Framework
8 36 (8.70%) ASP.NET Web API
9 35 (8.45%) ASP.NET MVC
10 31 (7.49%) jQuery
11 28 (6.76%) XML
12 25 (6.04%) Entity Framework
13 24 (5.80%) Web Services
14 20 (4.83%) Node.js
14 20 (4.83%) RESTful
15 19 (4.59%) HTML5
16 16 (3.86%) REST
17 13 (3.14%) JSON
17 13 (3.14%) XSLT
18 12 (2.90%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 52 (12.56%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (6.52%) Management Information System
3 24 (5.80%) Self-Motivation
4 18 (4.35%) User Experience
5 17 (4.11%) Data Structures
6 14 (3.38%) Replication
7 13 (3.14%) Clustering
7 13 (3.14%) Data Centre
8 11 (2.66%) Algorithms
9 8 (1.93%) EPoS
9 8 (1.93%) iPad
10 7 (1.69%) Greenfield Project
11 6 (1.45%) Embedded Systems
12 5 (1.21%) Client/Server
12 5 (1.21%) Mobile App
13 3 (0.72%) Analytical Mindset
13 3 (0.72%) NHS
14 2 (0.48%) Life Science
14 2 (0.48%) N-Tier
14 2 (0.48%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 101 (24.40%) Windows
2 66 (15.94%) Windows Server
3 49 (11.84%) Linux
4 42 (10.14%) Windows Server 2016
5 35 (8.45%) Windows Server 2012
6 24 (5.80%) Windows 10
6 24 (5.80%) Windows Server 2019
7 23 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
8 16 (3.86%) Apple iOS
9 12 (2.90%) Android
10 9 (2.17%) Unix
11 7 (1.69%) CentOS
11 7 (1.69%) Debian
11 7 (1.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (0.97%) Windows 7
13 3 (0.72%) Solaris
14 2 (0.48%) Windows 8
15 1 (0.24%) AIX
15 1 (0.24%) HPUX
15 1 (0.24%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (30.19%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (16.91%) Analytics
3 65 (15.70%) Problem-Solving
4 59 (14.25%) MVC
5 54 (13.04%) ETL
6 41 (9.90%) Business Intelligence
6 41 (9.90%) Computer Science
7 38 (9.18%) Continuous Improvement
7 38 (9.18%) SDLC
8 36 (8.70%) Data Analytics
8 36 (8.70%) DevOps
9 33 (7.97%) Software Engineering
10 32 (7.73%) TDD
11 30 (7.25%) Migration
11 30 (7.25%) Performance Tuning
12 29 (7.00%) Scrum
12 29 (7.00%) Time Management
13 27 (6.52%) ITIL
13 27 (6.52%) OO
14 25 (6.04%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 282 (68.12%) SQL
2 178 (43.00%) C#
3 66 (15.94%) JavaScript
4 58 (14.01%) T-SQL
5 36 (8.70%) PowerShell
6 34 (8.21%) Java
7 33 (7.97%) C++
8 31 (7.49%) Python
9 29 (7.00%) PHP
10 26 (6.28%) VB
11 21 (5.07%) VBA
12 16 (3.86%) TypeScript
13 14 (3.38%) Scala
14 11 (2.66%) VBScript
15 10 (2.42%) Bash Shell
16 6 (1.45%) COBOL
16 6 (1.45%) Go
16 6 (1.45%) PL/SQL
16 6 (1.45%) Shell Script
17 5 (1.21%) Perl
Qualifications
1 80 (19.32%) Degree
2 34 (8.21%) Computer Science Degree
3 20 (4.83%) Security Cleared
4 16 (3.86%) SC Cleared
5 11 (2.66%) Microsoft Certification
6 10 (2.42%) ISEB
7 7 (1.69%) MBCS
8 6 (1.45%) ISTQB
9 3 (0.72%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (0.72%) MCITP
9 3 (0.72%) MCSA
10 2 (0.48%) Oracle Certification
11 1 (0.24%) MCSE
11 1 (0.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (6.28%) SLA
2 17 (4.11%) QA
3 12 (2.90%) Data Quality
4 6 (1.45%) GDPR
5 3 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.48%) HL7
7 1 (0.24%) DICOM
7 1 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 71 (17.15%) Active Directory
2 38 (9.18%) Docker
3 34 (8.21%) Hyper-V
4 23 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
5 22 (5.31%) vSphere
6 11 (2.66%) XenApp
7 10 (2.42%) VMware ESXi
8 7 (1.69%) VirtualBox
9 3 (0.72%) Apache Flume
9 3 (0.72%) HDFS
9 3 (0.72%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 3 (0.72%) Terminal Services
9 3 (0.72%) Virtual Desktop
9 3 (0.72%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.24%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 1 (0.24%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 35 (8.45%) Kubernetes
2 9 (2.17%) Ansible
3 8 (1.93%) Kibana
3 8 (1.93%) logstash
3 8 (1.93%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (1.93%) Puppet
4 6 (1.45%) Backup Exec
4 6 (1.45%) Oracle EDQ
5 5 (1.21%) WSUS
6 4 (0.97%) SCCM
7 3 (0.72%) Data Guard
7 3 (0.72%) Microsoft Intune
7 3 (0.72%) Oozie
7 3 (0.72%) Oracle RMAN
7 3 (0.72%) Terraform
8 1 (0.24%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 221 (53.38%) Microsoft
2 67 (16.18%) Oracle
3 38 (9.18%) VMware
4 31 (7.49%) IBM
5 19 (4.59%) HP
5 19 (4.59%) Tableau
6 16 (3.86%) Citrix
7 15 (3.62%) Veeam
8 13 (3.14%) Talend
9 9 (2.17%) Google
9 9 (2.17%) JD Edwards
9 9 (2.17%) Meraki
10 8 (1.93%) Apple
11 7 (1.69%) Mitel
11 7 (1.69%) ServiceNow
12 6 (1.45%) Asigra
12 6 (1.45%) Micro Focus
12 6 (1.45%) PeopleSoft
13 5 (1.21%) Cisco
14 4 (0.97%) Spiceworks