Period
to 16 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Essex 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 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
6 months to
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 5 5 6
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1 -2
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 299 373 405
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 21.90% 20.38% 19.66%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 66.30% 59.68% 61.46%
Number of salaries quoted 290 292 335
Essex median annual salary £42,500 £47,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.57% +17.50% +2.56%
10th Percentile £24,000 £31,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -

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 Essex with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
Essex
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 451 625 659
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 33.04% 34.15% 31.99%
Number of salaries quoted 418 491 546
Essex median annual salary £43,278 £47,500 £40,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.89% +18.01% +5.92%
10th Percentile £25,000 £31,250 £23,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £63,750
East of England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

Job postings citing SQL Server as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Essex.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server in Essex

SQL Server
Salary Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SQL Server in Essex.

Salary trend for SQL Server in Essex

SQL Server
Salary Histogram in Essex

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in Essex over the 6 months to 16 August 2018.

Salary histogram for SQL Server in Essex

SQL Server
Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server within the Essex region over the 6 months to 16 August 2018. 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
Colchester +6 73 £40,000 +3.90% 6
Chelmsford +6 65 £42,500 +6.25% 5
Basildon +1 41 £40,000 -27.27% 7
Brentwood 0 22 £60,000 +20.00%
Wickford +1 19 £37,500 - 5
Harlow +1 17 £57,500 +4.55% 1
Southend-on-Sea -3 13 £20,000 -63.64% 2
Billericay - 5 £41,000 - 1
Grays - 4 £55,000 -
Rayleigh - 4 £40,000 -
Loughton -7 2 £53,750 +7.50%
Harwich - 1 - -
Leigh-on-Sea - 1 £45,000 -
SQL Server
East of England

For the 6 months to 16 August 2018, 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 Essex region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 204 (68.23%) SQL
2 130 (43.48%) C#
3 118 (39.46%) .NET
4 108 (36.12%) T-SQL
5 87 (29.10%) MVC
6 79 (26.42%) Microsoft
7 78 (26.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 76 (25.42%) ASP.NET
9 72 (24.08%) Agile Software Development
10 67 (22.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 67 (22.41%) JavaScript
10 67 (22.41%) Finance
11 58 (19.40%) Degree
12 54 (18.06%) HTML
13 50 (16.72%) CSS
14 49 (16.39%) Business Intelligence
15 48 (16.05%) Java
16 45 (15.05%) Performance Tuning
17 44 (14.72%) AngularJS
18 43 (14.38%) TDD
19 41 (13.71%) OO
20 39 (13.04%) ASP.NET MVC
21 38 (12.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
22 36 (12.04%) MySQL
23 35 (11.71%) jQuery
24 33 (11.04%) Microsoft Azure
24 33 (11.04%) SQL Server 2016
24 33 (11.04%) Computer Science
24 33 (11.04%) Web Development
25 32 (10.70%) Web Services

SQL Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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 21 (7.02%) IIS
2 12 (4.01%) JBoss
3 9 (3.01%) Tomcat
3 9 (3.01%) WebSphere
4 7 (2.34%) Apache
4 7 (2.34%) SharePoint
5 6 (2.01%) WebLogic
6 4 (1.34%) WordPress
7 3 (1.00%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.67%) Apache Geronimo
8 2 (0.67%) Apache Pig
8 2 (0.67%) Apache Spark
8 2 (0.67%) GlassFish
9 1 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.33%) Umbraco
Applications
1 18 (6.02%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (2.01%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.67%) Weka
Business Applications
1 3 (1.00%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.67%) SAP Business One
3 1 (0.33%) Movex
Cloud Services
1 33 (11.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (4.68%) Azure Data Factory
3 3 (1.00%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.67%) IaaS
4 2 (0.67%) PaaS
5 1 (0.33%) Azure Functions
5 1 (0.33%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (0.33%) GitHub
5 1 (0.33%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.01%) Internet
2 6 (2.01%) FTP
3 5 (1.67%) SMS
4 3 (1.00%) SSL
5 2 (0.67%) HTTP
6 1 (0.33%) DHCP
6 1 (0.33%) DNS
6 1 (0.33%) Firewall
6 1 (0.33%) LAN
6 1 (0.33%) NetScaler
6 1 (0.33%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (26.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 67 (22.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 38 (12.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 36 (12.04%) MySQL
5 33 (11.04%) SQL Server 2016
6 25 (8.36%) NoSQL
7 23 (7.69%) Relational Database
8 21 (7.02%) SQL Server 2008
9 14 (4.68%) Data Lake
9 14 (4.68%) HDInsight
10 12 (4.01%) Oracle Database
11 11 (3.68%) Data Warehouse
11 11 (3.68%) SQL Server 2014
12 10 (3.34%) RDBMS
13 9 (3.01%) PostgreSQL
14 7 (2.34%) Crystal Reports
14 7 (2.34%) SQL Server 2005
15 6 (2.01%) Data Mining
15 6 (2.01%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 5 (1.67%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 30 (10.03%) Visual Studio
2 19 (6.35%) Git (software)
3 12 (4.01%) Subversion
4 10 (3.34%) JUnit
4 10 (3.34%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (3.01%) Ant
5 9 (3.01%) Gradle
5 9 (3.01%) Maven
6 6 (2.01%) MSTest
6 6 (2.01%) NUnit
6 6 (2.01%) SpecFlow
7 5 (1.67%) Visual Studio Team System
7 5 (1.67%) WatiN
8 4 (1.34%) TeamCity
9 3 (1.00%) JIRA
10 2 (0.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 1 (0.33%) Bitbucket
General
1 67 (22.41%) Finance
2 13 (4.35%) Retail
3 12 (4.01%) Automotive
4 10 (3.34%) Marketing
5 9 (3.01%) Advertising
6 8 (2.68%) Games
7 6 (2.01%) Back Office
8 4 (1.34%) Banking
9 2 (0.67%) Legal
9 2 (0.67%) Publishing
10 1 (0.33%) Local Government
10 1 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 172 (57.53%) Developer
2 61 (20.40%) .NET Developer
3 57 (19.06%) Analyst
4 55 (18.39%) SQL Developer
5 54 (18.06%) DBA
6 48 (16.05%) SQL DBA
7 41 (13.71%) Junior
8 39 (13.04%) C# Developer
9 36 (12.04%) Junior Developer
10 27 (9.03%) C# .NET Developer
10 27 (9.03%) Junior SQL Developer
11 25 (8.36%) SQL Server DBA
12 24 (8.03%) Web Developer
13 22 (7.36%) Software Developer
14 20 (6.69%) Java Developer
14 20 (6.69%) SQL Server Developer
15 18 (6.02%) Graduate
15 18 (6.02%) Graduate Developer
16 17 (5.69%) Junior DBA
16 17 (5.69%) Junior SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 118 (39.46%) .NET
2 76 (25.42%) ASP.NET
3 54 (18.06%) HTML
4 50 (16.72%) CSS
5 44 (14.72%) AngularJS
6 39 (13.04%) ASP.NET MVC
7 35 (11.71%) jQuery
8 32 (10.70%) Web Services
9 31 (10.37%) ASP.NET Web API
10 26 (8.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 25 (8.36%) .NET Framework
12 23 (7.69%) RESTful
13 20 (6.69%) WCF
14 19 (6.35%) ASP.NET MVC 5
15 18 (6.02%) Entity Framework
16 17 (5.69%) Hibernate
16 17 (5.69%) XML
17 16 (5.35%) Java EE
17 16 (5.35%) KnockoutJS
17 16 (5.35%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 33 (11.04%) Computer Science
2 23 (7.69%) Management Information System
3 20 (6.69%) Replication
4 15 (5.02%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (4.01%) Greenfield Project
6 8 (2.68%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (1.67%) Clustering
8 4 (1.34%) Data Centre
8 4 (1.34%) Digital TV
9 3 (1.00%) Mobile App
9 3 (1.00%) User Experience
10 2 (0.67%) FMCG
10 2 (0.67%) Self-Motivation
10 2 (0.67%) TRADACOMS
11 1 (0.33%) Data Structures
11 1 (0.33%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 30 (10.03%) Windows
2 19 (6.35%) Linux
3 11 (3.68%) Windows Server
4 4 (1.34%) Unix
5 2 (0.67%) Android
5 2 (0.67%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (29.10%) MVC
2 72 (24.08%) Agile Software Development
3 49 (16.39%) Business Intelligence
4 45 (15.05%) Performance Tuning
5 43 (14.38%) TDD
6 41 (13.71%) OO
7 33 (11.04%) Web Development
8 29 (9.70%) BDD
9 25 (8.36%) E-Commerce
9 25 (8.36%) Migration
9 25 (8.36%) Web Application Development
10 22 (7.36%) Problem-Solving
11 20 (6.69%) SDLC
12 19 (6.35%) Scrum
13 16 (5.35%) Supplier Management
14 15 (5.02%) Data Analysis
14 15 (5.02%) Unit Testing
15 14 (4.68%) Data Virtualisation
15 14 (4.68%) Software Engineering
16 13 (4.35%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 204 (68.23%) SQL
2 130 (43.48%) C#
3 108 (36.12%) T-SQL
4 67 (22.41%) JavaScript
5 48 (16.05%) Java
6 19 (6.35%) PowerShell
7 18 (6.02%) PHP
8 9 (3.01%) PL/SQL
9 8 (2.68%) VB
9 8 (2.68%) VB.NET
10 7 (2.34%) Java 8
10 7 (2.34%) Python
11 6 (2.01%) C++
12 4 (1.34%) Delphi
12 4 (1.34%) Ruby
13 3 (1.00%) Groovy
14 2 (0.67%) ActionScript 2.0
14 2 (0.67%) Perl
14 2 (0.67%) TypeScript
14 2 (0.67%) X++
Qualifications
1 58 (19.40%) Degree
2 30 (10.03%) Computer Science Degree
3 16 (5.35%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (1.67%) ISEB
4 5 (1.67%) ISTQB
5 4 (1.34%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (1.34%) MCSA
5 4 (1.34%) MCSE
6 1 (0.33%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.35%) Data Quality
2 6 (2.01%) QA
3 2 (0.67%) SLA
4 1 (0.33%) PMO
System Software
1 6 (2.01%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.67%) XenApp
3 2 (0.67%) HDFS
3 2 (0.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.33%) vSphere
4 1 (0.33%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (0.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 79 (26.42%) Microsoft
2 29 (9.70%) Oracle
3 5 (1.67%) Citrix
3 5 (1.67%) Facebook
4 4 (1.34%) Tableau
5 3 (1.00%) Xamarin
6 2 (0.67%) Alteryx
6 2 (0.67%) Cisco
6 2 (0.67%) Cognos
6 2 (0.67%) SAP
6 2 (0.67%) VMware
7 1 (0.33%) Actuate
7 1 (0.33%) DevExpress
7 1 (0.33%) Google
7 1 (0.33%) New Relic
7 1 (0.33%) RedGate