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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 16 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
England > East of England
6 months to
16 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 33 27 16
Rank change year-on-year -6 -11 -1
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 464 283 529
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the East of England 7.03% 7.37% 11.72%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 33.14% 35.96% 46.04%
Number of salaries quoted 302 237 455
10th Percentile £32,500 £29,350 £27,500
25th Percentile £38,584 £35,000 £35,428
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £49,500 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year -4.04% +16.47% -5.56%
75th Percentile £61,250 £61,250 £55,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%

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 1,400 787 1,149
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 21.20% 20.51% 25.46%
Number of salaries quoted 676 547 962
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
25th Percentile £40,000 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £52,500 £45,629
Median % change year-on-year - +15.06% -3.94%
75th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £77,500 £72,500
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%

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 16 May 2022.

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 16 May 2022. 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
Jobs
Hertfordshire +12 187 £54,000 +8.00% 34
Cambridgeshire -6 126 £47,500 -5.00% 28
Essex -19 76 £47,500 +5.56% 24
Bedfordshire -24 37 £45,000 -14.29% 11
Suffolk - 25 £37,500 - 4
Norfolk -10 10 £21,500 -46.25% 12
East Anglia - 2 £47,500 -
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 16 May 2022, 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.

1 272 (58.62%) SQL
2 252 (54.31%) Microsoft
3 198 (42.67%) .NET
4 195 (42.03%) Azure
5 188 (40.52%) C#
6 179 (38.58%) Social Skills
7 151 (32.54%) Windows
8 131 (28.23%) JavaScript
9 127 (27.37%) MVC
10 116 (25.00%) HTML
11 113 (24.35%) CSS
12 109 (23.49%) Agile
13 108 (23.28%) .NET Framework
14 102 (21.98%) ASP.NET
15 94 (20.26%) Problem-Solving
16 88 (18.97%) DevOps
16 88 (18.97%) Oracle
17 79 (17.03%) AWS
18 75 (16.16%) Degree
19 72 (15.52%) Active Directory
20 71 (15.30%) T-SQL
20 71 (15.30%) Computer Science
21 70 (15.09%) Business Intelligence
22 66 (14.22%) Test Automation
22 66 (14.22%) Windows Server
23 65 (14.01%) Microsoft 365
24 64 (13.79%) Mentoring
25 60 (12.93%) QA
26 59 (12.72%) PowerShell
26 59 (12.72%) Analytical Skills

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 29 (6.25%) CMS
2 24 (5.17%) SharePoint
3 21 (4.53%) MS Exchange
4 17 (3.66%) Kentico
5 16 (3.45%) Sitecore CMS
6 12 (2.59%) Apache Spark
6 12 (2.59%) Elasticsearch
6 12 (2.59%) Exchange Server 2013
6 12 (2.59%) IIS
7 11 (2.37%) Skype for Business
8 8 (1.72%) Apache
9 7 (1.51%) Tomcat
10 5 (1.08%) Umbraco
11 4 (0.86%) Documentum
12 3 (0.65%) Headless CMS
13 2 (0.43%) ArcGIS
14 1 (0.22%) Apache Airflow
14 1 (0.22%) Confluence
14 1 (0.22%) EPiServer
14 1 (0.22%) R Markdown
Applications
1 43 (9.27%) Microsoft Excel
2 33 (7.11%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (2.16%) Spreadsheet
4 7 (1.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.65%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.22%) SOLIDWORKS
6 1 (0.22%) Stata
Business Applications
1 14 (3.02%) Academy Housing
2 4 (0.86%) Dynamics NAV
2 4 (0.86%) Infor M3
2 4 (0.86%) Movex
2 4 (0.86%) Sentinel
3 3 (0.65%) NetSuite
3 3 (0.65%) PlanetPress Connect
4 2 (0.43%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 2 (0.43%) Workday HCM
5 1 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.22%) Q-Pulse
Cloud Services
1 195 (42.03%) Azure
2 79 (17.03%) AWS
3 65 (14.01%) Microsoft 365
4 52 (11.21%) Power Platform
5 32 (6.90%) PaaS
6 31 (6.68%) Azure Active Directory
7 28 (6.03%) IaaS
8 20 (4.31%) GitHub
9 15 (3.23%) Serverless
10 14 (3.02%) SaaS
11 12 (2.59%) Azure Data Factory
12 11 (2.37%) AWS Lambda
12 11 (2.37%) Cloud Functions
12 11 (2.37%) OpenShift
12 11 (2.37%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 10 (2.16%) AWS CodeCommit
13 10 (2.16%) Azure Cosmos DB
13 10 (2.16%) GCP
14 9 (1.94%) Cloud Computing
15 6 (1.29%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 33 (7.11%) DNS
2 28 (6.03%) DHCP
3 17 (3.66%) Firewall
4 16 (3.45%) SAN
4 16 (3.45%) VPN
5 15 (3.23%) Internet
6 12 (2.59%) Skype
7 9 (1.94%) TCP/IP
8 7 (1.51%) LAN
8 7 (1.51%) WAN
9 5 (1.08%) HTTP
9 5 (1.08%) NAS
10 4 (0.86%) SNMP
11 3 (0.65%) NetScaler
11 3 (0.65%) Unified Communications
12 2 (0.43%) DSL
12 2 (0.43%) Intrusion Detection
12 2 (0.43%) Kerberos
13 1 (0.22%) H.323
13 1 (0.22%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (10.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 48 (10.34%) Data Warehouse
3 47 (10.13%) MySQL
3 47 (10.13%) Power BI
4 43 (9.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 39 (8.41%) PostgreSQL
6 35 (7.54%) Relational Database
7 25 (5.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 24 (5.17%) MongoDB
9 21 (4.53%) Oracle Database
10 19 (4.09%) NoSQL
11 13 (2.80%) GIS
12 12 (2.59%) Flink
13 11 (2.37%) Apache Cassandra
13 11 (2.37%) Azure SQL Database
13 11 (2.37%) Oracle Reports
14 10 (2.16%) Data Lake
14 10 (2.16%) Oracle Database 12c
15 9 (1.94%) MS Access
15 9 (1.94%) Redis
Development Applications
1 55 (11.85%) Visual Studio
2 39 (8.41%) Team Foundation Server
3 36 (7.76%) Git (software)
4 24 (5.17%) JIRA
5 22 (4.74%) Subversion
6 11 (2.37%) Ant
6 11 (2.37%) Gradle
6 11 (2.37%) Maven
6 11 (2.37%) Selenium
7 10 (2.16%) Jenkins
8 9 (1.94%) Visual Studio Code
9 6 (1.29%) Bitbucket
9 6 (1.29%) Cypress.io
9 6 (1.29%) Mocha
9 6 (1.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 6 (1.29%) webpack
10 5 (1.08%) Android Studio
10 5 (1.08%) RStudio
10 5 (1.08%) Toad
11 4 (0.86%) Rational Performance Tester
General
1 179 (38.58%) Social Skills
2 59 (12.72%) Analytical Skills
3 50 (10.78%) Public Sector
4 29 (6.25%) Finance
5 27 (5.82%) Manufacturing
6 23 (4.96%) Publishing
7 22 (4.74%) Organisational Skills
8 19 (4.09%) Marketing
9 18 (3.88%) Inclusion and Diversity
10 15 (3.23%) Presentation Skills
11 14 (3.02%) Legal
12 12 (2.59%) Law
13 10 (2.16%) Aviation
13 10 (2.16%) Back Office
13 10 (2.16%) Influencing Skills
14 9 (1.94%) Telecoms
15 8 (1.72%) Retail
16 7 (1.51%) Advertising
17 6 (1.29%) Environmental Health
17 6 (1.29%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 170 (36.64%) Developer
2 69 (14.87%) .NET Developer
3 58 (12.50%) Analyst
4 57 (12.28%) C# Developer
5 43 (9.27%) C# .NET Developer
6 37 (7.97%) SQL Developer
7 33 (7.11%) DBA
8 30 (6.47%) Administrator
9 29 (6.25%) Software Developer
10 21 (4.53%) Senior Developer
10 21 (4.53%) Support Analyst
11 19 (4.09%) Data Engineer
11 19 (4.09%) Web Developer
12 17 (3.66%) Architect
12 17 (3.66%) IT Support
13 16 (3.45%) ASP.NET Developer
13 16 (3.45%) Automation Engineer
13 16 (3.45%) C# Web Developer
13 16 (3.45%) QA Automation Engineer
13 16 (3.45%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 198 (42.67%) .NET
2 116 (25.00%) HTML
3 113 (24.35%) CSS
4 108 (23.28%) .NET Framework
5 102 (21.98%) ASP.NET
6 58 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
7 45 (9.70%) Web Services
8 42 (9.05%) ASP.NET Web API
9 40 (8.62%) React
10 38 (8.19%) HTML5
10 38 (8.19%) jQuery
11 37 (7.97%) .NET Core
12 31 (6.68%) AngularJS
13 29 (6.25%) Entity Framework
14 28 (6.03%) RESTful
15 25 (5.39%) XML
16 24 (5.17%) WCF
17 22 (4.74%) Node.js
18 16 (3.45%) LINQ
18 16 (3.45%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 40 (8.62%) Management Information System
2 37 (7.97%) Virtual Team
3 24 (5.17%) Replication
4 23 (4.96%) PKI
5 21 (4.53%) User Experience
6 20 (4.31%) Legacy Code
7 16 (3.45%) Data Structures
7 16 (3.45%) Life Science
8 15 (3.23%) Algorithms
9 13 (2.80%) Self-Motivation
10 12 (2.59%) Greenfield Project
11 11 (2.37%) Data Centre
11 11 (2.37%) Linux Command Line
11 11 (2.37%) Mobile App
12 9 (1.94%) Clustering
12 9 (1.94%) Tandem
13 8 (1.72%) Educational Technology
13 8 (1.72%) Marketing Technology
14 7 (1.51%) Public Cloud
15 4 (0.86%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 151 (32.54%) Windows
2 66 (14.22%) Windows Server
3 44 (9.48%) Windows Server 2012
4 36 (7.76%) Linux
5 25 (5.39%) Windows Server 2016
6 22 (4.74%) Windows 10
7 21 (4.53%) Unix
8 16 (3.45%) Windows Server 2019
9 11 (2.37%) Windows 7
10 8 (1.72%) Solaris
11 6 (1.29%) Windows Server 2008
12 5 (1.08%) Android
12 5 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (1.08%) Ubuntu
13 4 (0.86%) CentOS
14 2 (0.43%) VMS
15 1 (0.22%) Debian
15 1 (0.22%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 127 (27.37%) MVC
2 109 (23.49%) Agile
3 94 (20.26%) Problem-Solving
4 88 (18.97%) DevOps
5 71 (15.30%) Computer Science
6 70 (15.09%) Business Intelligence
7 66 (14.22%) Test Automation
8 64 (13.79%) Mentoring
9 59 (12.72%) Service Design
10 56 (12.07%) ITIL
11 46 (9.91%) Analytics
11 46 (9.91%) Full Stack Development
12 43 (9.27%) SDLC
13 42 (9.05%) Web Development
14 41 (8.84%) ETL
14 41 (8.84%) Software Engineering
15 37 (7.97%) User Stories
16 36 (7.76%) Clean Code
16 36 (7.76%) Migration
16 36 (7.76%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 272 (58.62%) SQL
2 188 (40.52%) C#
3 131 (28.23%) JavaScript
4 71 (15.30%) T-SQL
5 59 (12.72%) PowerShell
6 44 (9.48%) TypeScript
7 41 (8.84%) Python
8 24 (5.17%) VBA
9 23 (4.96%) Java
9 23 (4.96%) VB
10 22 (4.74%) PHP
11 14 (3.02%) Shell Script
12 12 (2.59%) Perl
13 11 (2.37%) Ruby
13 11 (2.37%) VB.NET
14 10 (2.16%) Bash
14 10 (2.16%) Groovy
15 9 (1.94%) PL/SQL
16 5 (1.08%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 5 (1.08%) VB6
Qualifications
1 75 (16.16%) Degree
2 35 (7.54%) Computer Science Degree
3 30 (6.47%) DBS Check
3 30 (6.47%) ISTQB
4 24 (5.17%) Security Cleared
5 22 (4.74%) Microsoft Certification
5 22 (4.74%) SC Cleared
6 20 (4.31%) ISEB
6 20 (4.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 11 (2.37%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 10 (2.16%) MCSA
9 9 (1.94%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (0.86%) HND
10 4 (0.86%) Numerate Degree
11 2 (0.43%) AWS Certification
11 2 (0.43%) CISA
11 2 (0.43%) CISM
11 2 (0.43%) CISSP
11 2 (0.43%) GIAC
11 2 (0.43%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (12.93%) QA
2 31 (6.68%) SLA
3 17 (3.66%) Accessibility
4 16 (3.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 11 (2.37%) Data Quality
6 9 (1.94%) GDPR
7 4 (0.86%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.43%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (0.43%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 1 (0.22%) GxP
System Software
1 72 (15.52%) Active Directory
2 33 (7.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (6.47%) Virtual Machines
4 18 (3.88%) Docker
5 17 (3.66%) Hyper-V
6 12 (2.59%) vSphere
7 7 (1.51%) Virtual Servers
8 5 (1.08%) Oracle Clusterware
8 5 (1.08%) Oracle RAC
9 4 (0.86%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.22%) Firmware
11 1 (0.22%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.22%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 30 (6.47%) Kubernetes
2 21 (4.53%) SCCM
3 13 (2.80%) SCVMM
4 12 (2.59%) Terraform
5 10 (2.16%) Consul
5 10 (2.16%) Oracle RMAN
5 10 (2.16%) Packer
6 6 (1.29%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 6 (1.29%) Microsoft Intune
6 6 (1.29%) Single Sign-On
7 5 (1.08%) Data Guard
7 5 (1.08%) Failover Clustering
7 5 (1.08%) Microsoft Clustering
7 5 (1.08%) NetBackup
7 5 (1.08%) Oracle ZFS
8 4 (0.86%) MIIS
9 3 (0.65%) AirWatch
9 3 (0.65%) WMI
10 2 (0.43%) CSIRT
10 2 (0.43%) SCOM
Vendors
1 252 (54.31%) Microsoft
2 88 (18.97%) Oracle
3 39 (8.41%) VMware
4 37 (7.97%) NEC
4 37 (7.97%) Northgate
5 29 (6.25%) Citrix
6 17 (3.66%) Adobe
6 17 (3.66%) Cisco
7 16 (3.45%) Optimizely
7 16 (3.45%) Sitecore
8 15 (3.23%) Google
9 13 (2.80%) ANSYS
9 13 (2.80%) Bloomberg
10 11 (2.37%) Veeam
11 9 (1.94%) Jaspersoft
11 9 (1.94%) TIBCO
12 8 (1.72%) Cognos
13 7 (1.51%) JD Edwards
14 6 (1.29%) SAP
14 6 (1.29%) Sophos