Period
to 26 July 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 26 July 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
26 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 33 16 14
Rank change year-on-year -17 -2 -2
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 264 387 880
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the East of England 5.59% 12.06% 11.81%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 28.70% 47.90% 46.86%
Number of salaries quoted 222 339 772
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £31,100
25th Percentile £37,500 £36,250 £36,938
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
75th Percentile £58,438 £57,500 £55,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £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 920 808 1,878
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 19.48% 25.17% 25.20%
Number of salaries quoted 585 676 1,554
10th Percentile £33,689 £31,250 £32,500
25th Percentile £42,500 £37,500 £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 £60,000
90th Percentile £78,750 £70,000 £68,750
England median annual salary £57,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +3.64% +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 26 July 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 26 July 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 -37 75 £50,000 - 45
Essex -6 69 £45,000 - 28
Cambridgeshire -44 66 £47,500 +18.75% 15
Bedfordshire -7 45 £48,000 +12.94% 14
Suffolk -6 6 £35,000 -30.00% 10
Norfolk -12 3 £34,500 -25.81% 7
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 26 July 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.

1 155 (58.71%) SQL
2 130 (49.24%) C#
2 130 (49.24%) .NET
3 123 (46.59%) Microsoft
4 92 (34.85%) Azure
5 87 (32.95%) Agile Software Development
6 67 (25.38%) JavaScript
7 61 (23.11%) CSS
8 60 (22.73%) Windows
8 60 (22.73%) Social Skills
9 56 (21.21%) HTML
10 53 (20.08%) T-SQL
11 45 (17.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 44 (16.67%) REST
13 42 (15.91%) ASP.NET
13 42 (15.91%) Problem-Solving
14 41 (15.53%) Windows Server
14 41 (15.53%) Business Intelligence
15 40 (15.15%) Finance
15 40 (15.15%) DevOps
16 39 (14.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 39 (14.77%) Web Services
17 36 (13.64%) Web Development
18 34 (12.88%) ASP.NET Web API
18 34 (12.88%) MVC
18 34 (12.88%) VMware
18 34 (12.88%) Power Platform
19 33 (12.50%) Active Directory
20 32 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
20 32 (12.12%) HTML5

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 16 (6.06%) CMS
2 12 (4.55%) IIS
3 11 (4.17%) SharePoint
4 10 (3.79%) Apache
5 5 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (1.89%) WordPress
6 4 (1.52%) Confluence
7 3 (1.14%) nginx
7 3 (1.14%) NServiceBus
7 3 (1.14%) Umbraco
8 2 (0.76%) Apache Spark
8 2 (0.76%) EPiServer
8 2 (0.76%) Kentico
8 2 (0.76%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.38%) Jetty
9 1 (0.38%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.38%) OpenEdge
9 1 (0.38%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.38%) Tomcat
Applications
1 23 (8.71%) Microsoft Excel
2 15 (5.68%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (1.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.38%) Northgate Housing
1 1 (0.38%) Orchard Housing
1 1 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.38%) Sage X3
1 1 (0.38%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 92 (34.85%) Azure
2 34 (12.88%) Power Platform
3 28 (10.61%) AWS
4 26 (9.85%) Microsoft 365
5 24 (9.09%) PaaS
6 19 (7.20%) SaaS
7 16 (6.06%) Azure Service Bus
8 15 (5.68%) Azure Functions
8 15 (5.68%) Serverless
9 14 (5.30%) Azure Cosmos DB
9 14 (5.30%) Azure Data Factory
10 13 (4.92%) Azure Stack
11 12 (4.55%) Azure Active Directory
11 12 (4.55%) Azure Storage
11 12 (4.55%) Cloud Computing
12 11 (4.17%) Azure Logic Apps
13 9 (3.41%) Dynamics 365
13 9 (3.41%) GitHub
14 7 (2.65%) Azure Event Grid
15 6 (2.27%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 23 (8.71%) Firewall
2 22 (8.33%) DNS
3 18 (6.82%) DHCP
4 12 (4.55%) LAN
4 12 (4.55%) WAN
5 11 (4.17%) VPN
6 8 (3.03%) TCP/IP
7 6 (2.27%) IPsec
7 6 (2.27%) MPLS
7 6 (2.27%) Network Security
7 6 (2.27%) PPTP
8 5 (1.89%) VoIP
9 4 (1.52%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (1.14%) IPv4
10 3 (1.14%) Remote Desktop
11 2 (0.76%) Asterisk PBX
11 2 (0.76%) IPv6
11 2 (0.76%) Reverse Proxy
11 2 (0.76%) VLAN
12 1 (0.38%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (17.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 39 (14.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 26 (9.85%) Data Warehouse
3 26 (9.85%) NoSQL
3 26 (9.85%) Power BI
4 25 (9.47%) MongoDB
5 24 (9.09%) MySQL
6 18 (6.82%) PostgreSQL
6 18 (6.82%) SQL Server 2012
6 18 (6.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 17 (6.44%) Relational Database
8 13 (4.92%) SQL Server 2016
9 12 (4.55%) SQL Server 2014
10 8 (3.03%) MariaDB
11 7 (2.65%) SQL Server 2019
12 6 (2.27%) Tableau
13 5 (1.89%) RavenDB
14 4 (1.52%) BusinessObjects
14 4 (1.52%) Crystal Reports
15 3 (1.14%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 24 (9.09%) Git (software)
2 17 (6.44%) Visual Studio
3 13 (4.92%) JIRA
3 13 (4.92%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (3.41%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 7 (2.65%) Jenkins
5 7 (2.65%) SpecFlow
5 7 (2.65%) Subversion
6 6 (2.27%) NUnit
6 6 (2.27%) ReSharper
6 6 (2.27%) TeamCity
7 4 (1.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 4 (1.52%) Selenium
8 3 (1.14%) Moq
9 2 (0.76%) Bitbucket
9 2 (0.76%) Jasmine
9 2 (0.76%) Karma Test Runner
9 2 (0.76%) Octopus Deploy
9 2 (0.76%) webpack
9 2 (0.76%) xUnit.net
General
1 60 (22.73%) Social Skills
2 40 (15.15%) Finance
3 32 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (4.17%) Marketing
4 11 (4.17%) Organisational Skills
4 11 (4.17%) Retail
5 10 (3.79%) Telecoms
6 9 (3.41%) Public Sector
7 8 (3.03%) Back Office
7 8 (3.03%) Electronics
7 8 (3.03%) Manufacturing
8 5 (1.89%) Pharmaceutical
9 4 (1.52%) Law
10 3 (1.14%) Documentation Skills
11 2 (0.76%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 2 (0.76%) Legal
12 1 (0.38%) Banking
Job Titles
1 151 (57.20%) Developer
2 63 (23.86%) .NET Developer
3 52 (19.70%) C# Developer
4 41 (15.53%) C# .NET Developer
5 27 (10.23%) Full Stack Developer
6 26 (9.85%) Software Developer
7 22 (8.33%) Senior Developer
8 21 (7.95%) C# Software Developer
9 18 (6.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 18 (6.82%) SQL Developer
10 16 (6.06%) .NET Software Developer
10 16 (6.06%) Analyst
10 16 (6.06%) Support Engineer
11 14 (5.30%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 12 (4.55%) DBA
13 11 (4.17%) ETL Developer
13 11 (4.17%) Senior .NET Developer
14 10 (3.79%) Senior Full Stack Developer
15 9 (3.41%) Administrator
15 9 (3.41%) Cloud Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 130 (49.24%) .NET
2 61 (23.11%) CSS
3 56 (21.21%) HTML
4 44 (16.67%) REST
5 42 (15.91%) ASP.NET
6 39 (14.77%) Web Services
7 34 (12.88%) ASP.NET Web API
8 32 (12.12%) HTML5
9 31 (11.74%) AngularJS
10 30 (11.36%) .NET Core
10 30 (11.36%) .NET Framework
10 30 (11.36%) React
11 22 (8.33%) JSON
11 22 (8.33%) XML
12 21 (7.95%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 19 (7.20%) Node.js
14 16 (6.06%) jQuery
15 15 (5.68%) Ajax
15 15 (5.68%) OAuth
16 14 (5.30%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 14 (5.30%) Public Cloud
2 8 (3.03%) Data Structures
2 8 (3.03%) FMCG
2 8 (3.03%) Management Information System
2 8 (3.03%) Mobile App
3 7 (2.65%) Self-Motivation
3 7 (2.65%) Smartphone
4 6 (2.27%) Algorithms
4 6 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (1.89%) Cloud Native
5 5 (1.89%) Clustering
5 5 (1.89%) CMDB
5 5 (1.89%) Driving Licence
5 5 (1.89%) Life Science
5 5 (1.89%) Social Media
5 5 (1.89%) Wiki
6 4 (1.52%) Client/Server
6 4 (1.52%) Data Centre
7 3 (1.14%) Legacy Code
7 3 (1.14%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 60 (22.73%) Windows
2 41 (15.53%) Windows Server
3 23 (8.71%) Android
3 23 (8.71%) Windows Server 2012
4 18 (6.82%) Linux
5 16 (6.06%) Windows Server 2016
6 15 (5.68%) Windows 10
7 14 (5.30%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (3.03%) Unix
9 7 (2.65%) Apple iOS
10 5 (1.89%) Windows Server 2019
11 4 (1.52%) SUSE
12 3 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.76%) CentOS
13 2 (0.76%) Fedora
13 2 (0.76%) Windows 7
13 2 (0.76%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.76%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (32.95%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (15.91%) Problem-Solving
3 41 (15.53%) Business Intelligence
4 40 (15.15%) DevOps
5 36 (13.64%) Web Development
6 34 (12.88%) MVC
7 29 (10.98%) ETL
8 25 (9.47%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 22 (8.33%) OO
10 21 (7.95%) Microservices
11 18 (6.82%) Time Management
12 17 (6.44%) Continuous Improvement
12 17 (6.44%) Data Modelling
12 17 (6.44%) OOP
13 16 (6.06%) Software Testing
14 15 (5.68%) CRM
14 15 (5.68%) Test Automation
15 13 (4.92%) ITIL
15 13 (4.92%) Project Delivery
15 13 (4.92%) Requirements Gathering
Programming Languages
1 155 (58.71%) SQL
2 130 (49.24%) C#
3 67 (25.38%) JavaScript
4 53 (20.08%) T-SQL
5 24 (9.09%) Java
6 18 (6.82%) Python
7 17 (6.44%) PowerShell
8 8 (3.03%) VBA
9 7 (2.65%) C++
10 5 (1.89%) Shell Script
10 5 (1.89%) XPath
11 4 (1.52%) VB
12 3 (1.14%) Bash Shell
12 3 (1.14%) Delphi
12 3 (1.14%) VB.NET
12 3 (1.14%) VB6
12 3 (1.14%) VBScript
13 2 (0.76%) C
13 2 (0.76%) Java 11
14 1 (0.38%) Scala
Qualifications
1 31 (11.74%) Degree
2 10 (3.79%) Computer Science Degree
2 10 (3.79%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (0.76%) CCNA
3 2 (0.76%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (0.76%) MCSD
3 2 (0.76%) Postgraduate
3 2 (0.76%) SC Cleared
3 2 (0.76%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.38%) DBS Check
4 1 (0.38%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.38%) ISEB
4 1 (0.38%) MBCS
4 1 (0.38%) MCAD
4 1 (0.38%) MCP
4 1 (0.38%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (6.44%) Data Quality
2 9 (3.41%) QA
3 8 (3.03%) Accessibility
4 1 (0.38%) GDPR
4 1 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.38%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.38%) PMO
System Software
1 33 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 29 (10.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (9.47%) vSphere
4 17 (6.44%) Docker
5 9 (3.41%) Virtual Servers
6 7 (2.65%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 6 (2.27%) Virtual Machines
7 6 (2.27%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (1.89%) XenApp
8 5 (1.89%) XenDesktop
9 3 (1.14%) Hyper-V
10 2 (0.76%) Xen
Systems Management
1 11 (4.17%) Kubernetes
2 6 (2.27%) HAProxy
2 6 (2.27%) PaperCut
3 5 (1.89%) Icinga
3 5 (1.89%) Prometheus
4 3 (1.14%) Ansible
5 2 (0.76%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (0.76%) Nagios
5 2 (0.76%) Puppet
5 2 (0.76%) Single Sign-On
5 2 (0.76%) WSUS
6 1 (0.38%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 1 (0.38%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.38%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.38%) SCCM
6 1 (0.38%) SCSM
6 1 (0.38%) WMI
Vendors
1 123 (46.59%) Microsoft
2 34 (12.88%) VMware
3 20 (7.58%) Oracle
4 17 (6.44%) Citrix
5 15 (5.68%) Google
6 12 (4.55%) Veeam
7 10 (3.79%) Cisco
8 8 (3.03%) Avaya
8 8 (3.03%) SAP
9 7 (2.65%) BMC
9 7 (2.65%) Xamarin
10 6 (2.27%) ANSYS
10 6 (2.27%) Apple
10 6 (2.27%) Bloomberg
10 6 (2.27%) Samsung
11 5 (1.89%) Facebook
11 5 (1.89%) Instagram
12 4 (1.52%) Ab Initio
12 4 (1.52%) arcserve
12 4 (1.52%) HP