Period
to 15 January 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 15 January 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
15 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 21 13 13
Rank change year-on-year -8 0 +1
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 213 736 1,204
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the East of England 8.96% 11.87% 12.76%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 37.90% 45.35% 50.12%
Number of salaries quoted 197 687 1,156
Median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,750 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% 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 562 1,623 2,402
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 23.63% 26.19% 25.46%
Number of salaries quoted 428 1,307 1,925
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +2.15%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,750 £29,250
90th Percentile £73,750 £73,750 £72,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +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 15 January 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 15 January 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
Essex -3 65 £35,000 - 9
Hertfordshire -14 50 £50,000 +11.11% 31
Cambridgeshire +1 43 £55,000 +22.22% 18
Bedfordshire -9 27 £47,500 -12.04% 8
Norfolk +19 23 £37,500 -2.60% 5
Suffolk -8 5 £52,500 +23.53% 5
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 15 January 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.

1 116 (54.46%) C#
2 101 (47.42%) .NET
3 94 (44.13%) SQL
4 83 (38.97%) Microsoft
5 80 (37.56%) JavaScript
6 69 (32.39%) CSS
7 65 (30.52%) HTML
8 59 (27.70%) Agile Software Development
9 56 (26.29%) ASP.NET
10 51 (23.94%) Problem-Solving
11 49 (23.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 49 (23.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 49 (23.00%) Azure
12 47 (22.07%) MVC
13 41 (19.25%) Business Intelligence
14 40 (18.78%) ASP.NET Web API
15 37 (17.37%) Windows
16 36 (16.90%) T-SQL
17 35 (16.43%) Git (software)
18 34 (15.96%) jQuery
18 34 (15.96%) Degree
19 32 (15.02%) Relational Database
20 31 (14.55%) Web Development
21 29 (13.62%) Data Warehouse
22 28 (13.15%) Power Platform
23 27 (12.68%) Java
23 27 (12.68%) MySQL
24 26 (12.21%) Oracle
24 26 (12.21%) OO
24 26 (12.21%) Power BI

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 11 (5.16%) IIS
2 8 (3.76%) Apache Airflow
2 8 (3.76%) Apache Spark
2 8 (3.76%) Luigi
3 7 (3.29%) Apache
3 7 (3.29%) CMS
3 7 (3.29%) WordPress
4 5 (2.35%) OpenEdge
5 3 (1.41%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (0.94%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.47%) Confluence
7 1 (0.47%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.47%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.47%) WebSphere
Applications
1 10 (4.69%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (3.76%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.94%) Adobe XD
3 2 (0.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (2.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.47%) Dynamics GP
2 1 (0.47%) Maximo
2 1 (0.47%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.47%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.47%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 49 (23.00%) Azure
2 28 (13.15%) Power Platform
3 20 (9.39%) AWS
4 11 (5.16%) Dynamics 365
5 9 (4.23%) npm
5 9 (4.23%) SaaS
6 8 (3.76%) Logic Apps
7 6 (2.82%) IaaS
7 6 (2.82%) Office 365
7 6 (2.82%) PaaS
7 6 (2.82%) Serverless
8 5 (2.35%) Amazon EC2
9 4 (1.88%) Amazon EMR
9 4 (1.88%) Azure Functions
9 4 (1.88%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (1.41%) AWS CodeCommit
10 3 (1.41%) GCP
10 3 (1.41%) GitHub
10 3 (1.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 1 (0.47%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (5.63%) Firewall
1 12 (5.63%) VPN
2 11 (5.16%) DNS
3 8 (3.76%) DHCP
4 7 (3.29%) IPv4
4 7 (3.29%) IPv6
5 6 (2.82%) VLAN
6 4 (1.88%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.94%) Skype
7 2 (0.94%) VoIP
8 1 (0.47%) LAN
8 1 (0.47%) NAS
8 1 (0.47%) SAN
8 1 (0.47%) WAN
8 1 (0.47%) Wireless
8 1 (0.47%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (23.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 49 (23.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 32 (15.02%) Relational Database
3 29 (13.62%) Data Warehouse
4 27 (12.68%) MySQL
5 26 (12.21%) Power BI
6 25 (11.74%) PostgreSQL
7 19 (8.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 13 (6.10%) SQL Server 2012
9 11 (5.16%) NoSQL
10 9 (4.23%) Big Data
10 9 (4.23%) Crystal Reports
10 9 (4.23%) Hadoop
10 9 (4.23%) MariaDB
10 9 (4.23%) MongoDB
11 8 (3.76%) Apache Cassandra
11 8 (3.76%) Azkaban
12 6 (2.82%) Redis
12 6 (2.82%) SQL Server 2005
13 5 (2.35%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 35 (16.43%) Git (software)
2 25 (11.74%) Visual Studio
3 19 (8.92%) Team Foundation Server
4 18 (8.45%) Jenkins
5 9 (4.23%) webpack
6 8 (3.76%) NUnit
7 7 (3.29%) Oracle Forms
8 5 (2.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 4 (1.88%) Selenium
9 4 (1.88%) Visual Studio Team System
10 3 (1.41%) Moq
10 3 (1.41%) Subversion
11 2 (0.94%) Jasmine
11 2 (0.94%) JIRA
11 2 (0.94%) Karma Test Runner
12 1 (0.47%) Bitbucket Server
12 1 (0.47%) Cypress.io
12 1 (0.47%) TeamCity
General
1 23 (10.80%) Finance
2 6 (2.82%) Games
3 5 (2.35%) Back Office
4 4 (1.88%) Electronics
5 3 (1.41%) Publishing
6 2 (0.94%) Law
6 2 (0.94%) Marketing
6 2 (0.94%) Retail
7 1 (0.47%) Advertising
7 1 (0.47%) Billing
7 1 (0.47%) iGaming
7 1 (0.47%) Legal
7 1 (0.47%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 135 (63.38%) Developer
2 47 (22.07%) .NET Developer
3 39 (18.31%) C# Developer
4 33 (15.49%) C# .NET Developer
5 26 (12.21%) Software Developer
6 20 (9.39%) Senior Developer
7 19 (8.92%) Software Engineer
8 18 (8.45%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 15 (7.04%) SQL Developer
10 14 (6.57%) Web Developer
11 13 (6.10%) Backend Developer
12 12 (5.63%) C# Software Developer
12 12 (5.63%) DBA
12 12 (5.63%) Lead Developer
13 11 (5.16%) .NET Software Developer
13 11 (5.16%) Analyst
13 11 (5.16%) SQL DBA
14 10 (4.69%) ASP.NET Developer
14 10 (4.69%) C# ASP.NET Developer
14 10 (4.69%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 101 (47.42%) .NET
2 69 (32.39%) CSS
3 65 (30.52%) HTML
4 56 (26.29%) ASP.NET
5 40 (18.78%) ASP.NET Web API
6 34 (15.96%) jQuery
7 24 (11.27%) ASP.NET MVC
8 21 (9.86%) AngularJS
9 20 (9.39%) .NET Framework
9 20 (9.39%) XML
10 19 (8.92%) .NET Core
10 19 (8.92%) Web Services
11 18 (8.45%) HTML5
12 16 (7.51%) RESTful
13 15 (7.04%) Node.js
14 13 (6.10%) JSON
14 13 (6.10%) REST
15 12 (5.63%) Entity Framework
15 12 (5.63%) React
16 9 (4.23%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 20 (9.39%) Self-Motivation
2 17 (7.98%) Data Centre
3 13 (6.10%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (5.63%) User Experience
5 8 (3.76%) Public Cloud
5 8 (3.76%) Replication
6 7 (3.29%) Clustering
6 7 (3.29%) Greenfield Project
7 4 (1.88%) Data Structures
7 4 (1.88%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.88%) Photography
8 3 (1.41%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.94%) Robotics
10 1 (0.47%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.47%) Cloud Native
10 1 (0.47%) Cyberattack
10 1 (0.47%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 1 (0.47%) Embedded Systems
10 1 (0.47%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 37 (17.37%) Windows
2 26 (12.21%) Windows Server
3 18 (8.45%) Linux
4 15 (7.04%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (5.63%) Windows Server 2016
6 9 (4.23%) Windows Server 2019
7 7 (3.29%) CentOS
7 7 (3.29%) Fedora
8 6 (2.82%) Windows 10
8 6 (2.82%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (2.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.94%) Android
10 2 (0.94%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.94%) Unix
11 1 (0.47%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (27.70%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (23.94%) Problem-Solving
3 47 (22.07%) MVC
4 41 (19.25%) Business Intelligence
5 31 (14.55%) Web Development
6 26 (12.21%) OO
6 26 (12.21%) SDLC
7 23 (10.80%) DevOps
7 23 (10.80%) Scrum
8 20 (9.39%) Computer Science
9 19 (8.92%) Software Engineering
10 18 (8.45%) ETL
10 18 (8.45%) Workflow
11 17 (7.98%) TDD
11 17 (7.98%) Unit Testing
12 15 (7.04%) Analytics
12 15 (7.04%) Project Management
13 13 (6.10%) Data Science
14 12 (5.63%) Data Integration
14 12 (5.63%) Dimensional Modelling
Programming Languages
1 116 (54.46%) C#
2 94 (44.13%) SQL
3 80 (37.56%) JavaScript
4 36 (16.90%) T-SQL
5 27 (12.68%) Java
6 23 (10.80%) Python
7 16 (7.51%) PowerShell
8 15 (7.04%) C++
8 15 (7.04%) TypeScript
8 15 (7.04%) VB.NET
9 11 (5.16%) Shell Script
10 10 (4.69%) Bash Shell
11 9 (4.23%) PHP
12 8 (3.76%) Scala
13 4 (1.88%) C
13 4 (1.88%) VB
13 4 (1.88%) VB6
14 3 (1.41%) ES6
14 3 (1.41%) Groovy
15 2 (0.94%) VBA
Qualifications
1 34 (15.96%) Degree
2 14 (6.57%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (2.82%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (2.35%) MCSA
5 3 (1.41%) SC Cleared
5 3 (1.41%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.47%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.47%) CCNA
6 1 (0.47%) CCNP
6 1 (0.47%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.47%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.47%) ISEB
6 1 (0.47%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.47%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.29%) Data Quality
2 5 (2.35%) SLA
3 4 (1.88%) GDPR
4 3 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.47%) QA
System Software
1 18 (8.45%) Active Directory
2 9 (4.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (3.76%) Docker
3 8 (3.76%) Hyper-V
4 6 (2.82%) Xen
5 2 (0.94%) vSphere
6 1 (0.47%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (3.29%) HAProxy
1 7 (3.29%) Icinga
2 6 (2.82%) Ansible
3 4 (1.88%) Terraform
4 3 (1.41%) Consul
5 1 (0.47%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.47%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.47%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.47%) SCCM
Vendors
1 83 (38.97%) Microsoft
2 26 (12.21%) Oracle
3 15 (7.04%) VMware
4 6 (2.82%) Citrix
4 6 (2.82%) Xamarin
5 5 (2.35%) Red Hat
6 4 (1.88%) Cisco
6 4 (1.88%) Perforce
7 2 (0.94%) Adobe
7 2 (0.94%) Cognos
7 2 (0.94%) Google
7 2 (0.94%) Veeam
8 1 (0.47%) IBM
8 1 (0.47%) JD Edwards
8 1 (0.47%) Juniper
8 1 (0.47%) Qualys
8 1 (0.47%) Sage
8 1 (0.47%) SAP
8 1 (0.47%) Splunk
8 1 (0.47%) Zend