Period
to 20 April 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 20 April 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
20 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 25 13 14
Rank change year-on-year -12 +1 -2
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 271 626 1,041
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the East of England 7.63% 11.96% 12.39%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 36.67% 46.17% 49.67%
Number of salaries quoted 222 530 873
10th Percentile £26,989 £27,500 £29,250
25th Percentile £33,063 £35,428 £35,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £42,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +11.76% -5.56% -
75th Percentile £58,750 £55,000 £57,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £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 739 1,356 2,096
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 20.80% 25.92% 24.96%
Number of salaries quoted 535 1,114 1,676
10th Percentile £31,850 £30,000 £30,875
25th Percentile £40,750 £37,063 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £46,500 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +12.90% -2.11% -
75th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £60,719
90th Percentile £77,500 £72,500 £72,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £54,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +1.85% +2.86% +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 20 April 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 20 April 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 -14 76 £50,000 +9.29% 50
Essex -6 68 £40,000 +7.93% 15
Cambridgeshire -16 68 £50,000 +25.00% 25
Bedfordshire +1 41 £52,500 -8.70% 8
Norfolk +8 18 £39,000 -2.50% 5
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 20 April 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.

1 130 (47.97%) SQL
2 125 (46.13%) C#
3 114 (42.07%) Microsoft
4 108 (39.85%) .NET
5 86 (31.73%) Azure
6 83 (30.63%) Agile Software Development
7 82 (30.26%) JavaScript
8 73 (26.94%) Windows
9 65 (23.99%) CSS
10 61 (22.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 59 (21.77%) Business Intelligence
12 58 (21.40%) HTML
13 57 (21.03%) ASP.NET
14 54 (19.93%) T-SQL
14 54 (19.93%) Problem-Solving
15 53 (19.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 50 (18.45%) Windows Server
17 49 (18.08%) Power Platform
18 47 (17.34%) Finance
19 44 (16.24%) DevOps
20 41 (15.13%) REST
20 41 (15.13%) Power BI
21 39 (14.39%) VMware
21 39 (14.39%) OO
22 38 (14.02%) Java
23 36 (13.28%) Git (software)
23 36 (13.28%) Degree
24 34 (12.55%) Data Warehouse
25 31 (11.44%) .NET Framework
26 29 (10.70%) MVC

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 12 (4.43%) SharePoint
2 11 (4.06%) IIS
3 9 (3.32%) Apache Spark
4 8 (2.95%) Apache Airflow
4 8 (2.95%) CMS
4 8 (2.95%) Luigi
5 6 (2.21%) OpenEdge
6 4 (1.48%) Apache
6 4 (1.48%) Confluence
6 4 (1.48%) WordPress
7 3 (1.11%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (1.11%) MS Exchange
7 3 (1.11%) Umbraco
8 2 (0.74%) NServiceBus
9 1 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.37%) nginx
9 1 (0.37%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.37%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 22 (8.12%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (7.75%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (2.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (1.11%) Adobe XD
Business Applications
1 5 (1.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.37%) Northgate Housing
2 1 (0.37%) Sage X3
2 1 (0.37%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 86 (31.73%) Azure
2 49 (18.08%) Power Platform
3 29 (10.70%) AWS
4 27 (9.96%) Microsoft 365
5 22 (8.12%) PaaS
6 19 (7.01%) Azure Logic Apps
6 19 (7.01%) SaaS
7 18 (6.64%) Dynamics 365
8 11 (4.06%) GitHub
9 10 (3.69%) Azure Active Directory
10 8 (2.95%) IaaS
11 6 (2.21%) Azure Event Grid
11 6 (2.21%) Azure Functions
11 6 (2.21%) Google Play
11 6 (2.21%) PowerApps
11 6 (2.21%) Serverless
12 5 (1.85%) Amazon EC2
12 5 (1.85%) OneDrive
13 4 (1.48%) Amazon EMR
13 4 (1.48%) Azure Service Bus
Communications & Networking
1 17 (6.27%) Firewall
2 15 (5.54%) VPN
3 13 (4.80%) DNS
4 8 (2.95%) VLAN
5 7 (2.58%) DHCP
5 7 (2.58%) LAN
5 7 (2.58%) WAN
6 6 (2.21%) Network Security
7 4 (1.48%) TCP/IP
7 4 (1.48%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (0.74%) VoIP
9 1 (0.37%) AMQP
9 1 (0.37%) Asterisk PBX
9 1 (0.37%) HTTP
9 1 (0.37%) IPv4
9 1 (0.37%) IPv6
9 1 (0.37%) NAS
9 1 (0.37%) SAN
9 1 (0.37%) Wireless
9 1 (0.37%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (22.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 53 (19.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 41 (15.13%) Power BI
4 34 (12.55%) Data Warehouse
5 29 (10.70%) MongoDB
5 29 (10.70%) SQL Server 2012
6 28 (10.33%) PostgreSQL
7 27 (9.96%) Relational Database
8 25 (9.23%) MySQL
8 25 (9.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 19 (7.01%) NoSQL
10 16 (5.90%) SQL Server 2014
11 14 (5.17%) SQL Server 2016
12 10 (3.69%) Crystal Reports
12 10 (3.69%) Tableau
13 9 (3.32%) Big Data
13 9 (3.32%) Hadoop
14 8 (2.95%) Apache Cassandra
14 8 (2.95%) Azkaban
15 7 (2.58%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 36 (13.28%) Git (software)
2 27 (9.96%) Visual Studio
3 21 (7.75%) Team Foundation Server
4 13 (4.80%) JIRA
5 10 (3.69%) Jenkins
5 10 (3.69%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 9 (3.32%) Subversion
7 7 (2.58%) NUnit
7 7 (2.58%) SpecFlow
7 7 (2.58%) TeamCity
8 6 (2.21%) ReSharper
8 6 (2.21%) Selenium
9 3 (1.11%) Jasmine
9 3 (1.11%) Karma Test Runner
9 3 (1.11%) Moq
9 3 (1.11%) webpack
10 1 (0.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (0.37%) Bitbucket
10 1 (0.37%) Bitbucket Server
10 1 (0.37%) Log4Net
General
1 47 (17.34%) Finance
2 9 (3.32%) Electronics
3 8 (2.95%) Marketing
4 7 (2.58%) Back Office
4 7 (2.58%) Law
4 7 (2.58%) Manufacturing
5 5 (1.85%) Public Sector
5 5 (1.85%) Retail
5 5 (1.85%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.74%) Games
7 1 (0.37%) Advertising
7 1 (0.37%) Banking
7 1 (0.37%) Billing
7 1 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 153 (56.46%) Developer
2 53 (19.56%) .NET Developer
3 41 (15.13%) C# Developer
4 30 (11.07%) Senior Developer
5 29 (10.70%) C# .NET Developer
6 24 (8.86%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 21 (7.75%) Software Developer
8 19 (7.01%) Software Engineer
8 19 (7.01%) SQL Developer
9 18 (6.64%) DBA
9 18 (6.64%) Senior .NET Developer
10 17 (6.27%) Analyst
11 16 (5.90%) Backend Developer
12 15 (5.54%) SQL DBA
13 13 (4.80%) ASP.NET Developer
13 13 (4.80%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 13 (4.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 13 (4.80%) Lead Developer
14 12 (4.43%) C# Software Developer
15 10 (3.69%) SQL BI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 108 (39.85%) .NET
2 65 (23.99%) CSS
3 58 (21.40%) HTML
4 57 (21.03%) ASP.NET
5 41 (15.13%) REST
6 31 (11.44%) .NET Framework
7 28 (10.33%) XML
8 24 (8.86%) ASP.NET Web API
8 24 (8.86%) Web Services
9 21 (7.75%) HTML5
10 20 (7.38%) .NET Core
10 20 (7.38%) React
11 19 (7.01%) ASP.NET MVC
12 18 (6.64%) JSON
13 15 (5.54%) AngularJS
13 15 (5.54%) jQuery
14 14 (5.17%) Node.js
15 13 (4.80%) Entity Framework
16 11 (4.06%) LINQ
17 10 (3.69%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 22 (8.12%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (4.80%) Data Centre
3 12 (4.43%) Clustering
4 9 (3.32%) Mobile App
4 9 (3.32%) Public Cloud
4 9 (3.32%) Replication
5 7 (2.58%) Organisational Skills
5 7 (2.58%) Smartphone
6 6 (2.21%) Data Structures
6 6 (2.21%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (1.85%) Client/Server
7 5 (1.85%) FMCG
7 5 (1.85%) Greenfield Project
7 5 (1.85%) Management Information System
7 5 (1.85%) User Experience
7 5 (1.85%) Wiki
8 4 (1.48%) Driving Licence
8 4 (1.48%) Photography
8 4 (1.48%) Self-Motivation
9 3 (1.11%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 73 (26.94%) Windows
2 50 (18.45%) Windows Server
3 28 (10.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 24 (8.86%) Windows Server 2016
5 20 (7.38%) Linux
6 17 (6.27%) Android
7 14 (5.17%) Windows 10
8 12 (4.43%) Windows Server 2019
9 11 (4.06%) Windows Server 2008
10 9 (3.32%) Apple iOS
11 6 (2.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (1.85%) SUSE
13 3 (1.11%) Unix
14 2 (0.74%) Windows 7
15 1 (0.37%) CentOS
15 1 (0.37%) Fedora
15 1 (0.37%) Windows 8
15 1 (0.37%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (30.63%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (21.77%) Business Intelligence
3 54 (19.93%) Problem-Solving
4 44 (16.24%) DevOps
5 39 (14.39%) OO
6 29 (10.70%) MVC
7 28 (10.33%) Web Development
8 26 (9.59%) ETL
9 25 (9.23%) TDD
10 22 (8.12%) Software Engineering
11 21 (7.75%) Scrum
11 21 (7.75%) SDLC
12 19 (7.01%) Migration
13 18 (6.64%) Software Testing
14 17 (6.27%) Analytics
14 17 (6.27%) OOP
15 16 (5.90%) Computer Science
15 16 (5.90%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 16 (5.90%) ITIL
16 15 (5.54%) Data Science
Programming Languages
1 130 (47.97%) SQL
2 125 (46.13%) C#
3 82 (30.26%) JavaScript
4 54 (19.93%) T-SQL
5 38 (14.02%) Java
6 24 (8.86%) PowerShell
7 22 (8.12%) Python
8 20 (7.38%) C++
9 12 (4.43%) Bash Shell
10 10 (3.69%) VB.NET
11 9 (3.32%) Scala
12 7 (2.58%) TypeScript
13 6 (2.21%) VB
13 6 (2.21%) VB6
14 5 (1.85%) ES6
15 4 (1.48%) C
15 4 (1.48%) PHP
15 4 (1.48%) Shell Script
15 4 (1.48%) VBScript
16 3 (1.11%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 36 (13.28%) Degree
2 14 (5.17%) Microsoft Certification
3 12 (4.43%) Computer Science Degree
4 5 (1.85%) MCSA
5 3 (1.11%) CCNA
5 3 (1.11%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (1.11%) SC Cleared
5 3 (1.11%) Security Cleared
6 2 (0.74%) DBS Check
6 2 (0.74%) ISEB
7 1 (0.37%) CCNP
7 1 (0.37%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.37%) MBCS
7 1 (0.37%) MCAD
7 1 (0.37%) MCP
7 1 (0.37%) MCSD
7 1 (0.37%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.69%) Data Quality
2 4 (1.48%) QA
2 4 (1.48%) SLA
3 3 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.37%) GDPR
System Software
1 28 (10.33%) Active Directory
2 27 (9.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (7.75%) vSphere
4 12 (4.43%) Docker
5 10 (3.69%) Virtual Servers
6 9 (3.32%) Hyper-V
7 8 (2.95%) Xen
8 7 (2.58%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 6 (2.21%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 9 (3.32%) Ansible
2 8 (2.95%) Kubernetes
3 6 (2.21%) PaperCut
4 4 (1.48%) HAProxy
4 4 (1.48%) Icinga
5 3 (1.11%) Consul
5 3 (1.11%) Microsoft Intune
5 3 (1.11%) Terraform
6 1 (0.37%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.37%) Nagios
6 1 (0.37%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.37%) Prometheus
6 1 (0.37%) SCCM
6 1 (0.37%) SCSM
6 1 (0.37%) WSUS
Vendors
1 114 (42.07%) Microsoft
2 39 (14.39%) VMware
3 21 (7.75%) Oracle
4 16 (5.90%) Citrix
5 12 (4.43%) Cisco
6 11 (4.06%) Veeam
7 9 (3.32%) Google
8 8 (2.95%) Xamarin
9 6 (2.21%) ANSYS
9 6 (2.21%) Avaya
9 6 (2.21%) Bloomberg
9 6 (2.21%) BMC
9 6 (2.21%) Red Hat
10 5 (1.85%) Ab Initio
10 5 (1.85%) arcserve
10 5 (1.85%) HP
10 5 (1.85%) SAP
11 3 (1.11%) Adobe
11 3 (1.11%) Juniper
11 3 (1.11%) Perforce