Period
to 16 January 2018

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

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
South East > Kent
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 10 8 4
Rank change year-on-year -2 -4 -1
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 247 316 528
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 19.42% 19.43% 24.93%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 61.44% 66.11% 67.01%
Number of salaries quoted 222 289 489
Kent median annual salary £43,750 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.78% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,900 £26,850
90th Percentile £58,750 £61,250 £57,500
South East median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 Kent with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
Kent
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 402 478 788
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 31.60% 29.40% 37.20%
Number of salaries quoted 351 403 699
Kent median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% +12.50% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £58,750 £61,250 £55,000
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27% +6.02%

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server in Kent

SQL Server
Salary Trend in Kent

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

Salary trend for SQL Server in Kent

SQL Server
Salary Histogram in Kent

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

Salary histogram for SQL Server in Kent

SQL Server
Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server within the Kent region over the 6 months to 16 January 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
Tunbridge Wells +8 69 £42,500 -5.56% 4
West Malling +9 30 £47,500 -13.64% 7
Maidstone +3 27 £37,500 -16.67% 7
Dartford -8 23 £52,500 +23.53% 10
Folkestone 0 18 £40,000 +6.67% 4
Canterbury +5 12 £35,000 -6.67% 3
Tonbridge +3 7 £22,500 -45.45%
Dover - 4 £27,500 - 1
Westerham -9 3 £18,500 -39.84% 2
Chatham -14 2 £34,750 +5.30% 2
Whitstable - 2 £45,000 -
Sittingbourne +4 1 £22,500 -55.00% 3
SQL Server
South East

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, IT jobs citing SQL Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Kent region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 195 (78.95%) C#
2 191 (77.33%) .NET
3 128 (51.82%) ASP.NET
4 126 (51.01%) MVC
5 123 (49.80%) Agile Software Development
6 114 (46.15%) ASP.NET MVC
7 113 (45.75%) TDD
8 111 (44.94%) SQL Server 2016
9 104 (42.11%) JavaScript
10 97 (39.27%) Web Application Development
11 86 (34.82%) ASP.NET MVC 5
12 85 (34.41%) WCF
13 82 (33.20%) BDD
14 79 (31.98%) ASP.NET Web API
15 75 (30.36%) SQL
16 72 (29.15%) RESTful
17 70 (28.34%) HTML
18 68 (27.53%) Microsoft
18 68 (27.53%) Node.js
19 66 (26.72%) .NET Framework
20 63 (25.51%) CSS
21 61 (24.70%) Git (software)
22 58 (23.48%) NoSQL
22 58 (23.48%) AngularJS
23 57 (23.08%) Ruby
24 54 (21.86%) Entity Framework
25 50 (20.24%) Scrum
26 49 (19.84%) Greenfield Project
27 45 (18.22%) Business Intelligence
28 44 (17.81%) OO

SQL Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent 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 17 (6.88%) IIS
2 7 (2.83%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (2.02%) WordPress
4 4 (1.62%) CMS
4 4 (1.62%) Umbraco
5 3 (1.21%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.81%) Apache Spark
6 2 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.40%) ColdFusion
7 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.40%) NServiceBus
7 1 (0.40%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (3.24%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.40%) Fireworks
2 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.40%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.40%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (0.81%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (0.81%) SAP Business One
2 1 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 28 (11.34%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (2.43%) SaaS
3 4 (1.62%) Office 365
3 4 (1.62%) Sage Pay
4 2 (0.81%) Google Play
5 1 (0.40%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.40%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.40%) npm
5 1 (0.40%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 32 (12.96%) Internet
2 19 (7.69%) Broadband
3 14 (5.67%) SSL
4 13 (5.26%) HTTP
4 13 (5.26%) SMTP
5 12 (4.86%) AMQP
6 3 (1.21%) TCP/IP
6 3 (1.21%) VoIP
7 2 (0.81%) DHCP
7 2 (0.81%) DNS
7 2 (0.81%) Firewall
8 1 (0.40%) IP Telephony
8 1 (0.40%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 111 (44.94%) SQL Server 2016
2 58 (23.48%) NoSQL
3 37 (14.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 32 (12.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 23 (9.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 17 (6.88%) SQL Server 2008
7 13 (5.26%) Power BI
7 13 (5.26%) Relational Database
8 11 (4.45%) Data Warehouse
8 11 (4.45%) SQL Server 2014
9 8 (3.24%) SQL Server 2012
10 7 (2.83%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 7 (2.83%) Redis
11 5 (2.02%) OLAP
11 5 (2.02%) OLTP
12 3 (1.21%) Crystal Reports
13 2 (0.81%) Apache Hive
13 2 (0.81%) Big Data
13 2 (0.81%) BusinessObjects
13 2 (0.81%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 61 (24.70%) Git (software)
2 26 (10.53%) Moq
3 21 (8.50%) NUnit
4 19 (7.69%) MSTest
4 19 (7.69%) Rhino Mocks
5 15 (6.07%) Visual Studio
6 12 (4.86%) Team Foundation Server
7 9 (3.64%) Octopus Deploy
7 9 (3.64%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 3 (1.21%) MSBuild
9 2 (0.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (0.81%) Bitbucket
9 2 (0.81%) JIRA
9 2 (0.81%) JSUnit
9 2 (0.81%) ReSharper
9 2 (0.81%) Selenium
9 2 (0.81%) SpecFlow
9 2 (0.81%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.40%) Fiddler
10 1 (0.40%) Mercurial
General
1 34 (13.77%) Music Industry
2 27 (10.93%) Finance
3 20 (8.10%) Telecoms
4 18 (7.29%) Games
5 16 (6.48%) Advertising
6 14 (5.67%) Retail
7 12 (4.86%) Marketing
8 9 (3.64%) Banking
9 5 (2.02%) Automotive
10 2 (0.81%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.81%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.40%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.40%) Legal
Job Titles
1 189 (76.52%) Developer
2 142 (57.49%) .NET Developer
3 24 (9.72%) C# Developer
3 24 (9.72%) SQL Developer
4 23 (9.31%) Web Developer
5 21 (8.50%) C# .NET Developer
6 19 (7.69%) Senior Developer
6 19 (7.69%) Telecoms Developer
7 17 (6.88%) ASP.NET Developer
7 17 (6.88%) SQL Server Developer
8 16 (6.48%) Architect
8 16 (6.48%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 12 (4.86%) Solutions Architect
10 10 (4.05%) Senior Web Developer
11 9 (3.64%) .NET Web Developer
11 9 (3.64%) Applications Developer
11 9 (3.64%) Business Manager
11 9 (3.64%) Senior .NET Developer
12 8 (3.24%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 7 (2.83%) Senior Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 191 (77.33%) .NET
2 128 (51.82%) ASP.NET
3 114 (46.15%) ASP.NET MVC
4 86 (34.82%) ASP.NET MVC 5
5 85 (34.41%) WCF
6 79 (31.98%) ASP.NET Web API
7 72 (29.15%) RESTful
8 70 (28.34%) HTML
9 68 (27.53%) Node.js
10 66 (26.72%) .NET Framework
11 63 (25.51%) CSS
12 58 (23.48%) AngularJS
13 54 (21.86%) Entity Framework
14 43 (17.41%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 42 (17.00%) Code First Entity Framework
16 39 (15.79%) KnockoutJS
17 26 (10.53%) WPF
18 22 (8.91%) HTML5
18 22 (8.91%) jQuery
19 21 (8.50%) Ninject
Miscellaneous
1 49 (19.84%) Greenfield Project
2 14 (5.67%) Computer Science
3 9 (3.64%) Replication
3 9 (3.64%) Social Network
4 8 (3.24%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (2.83%) Fintech
6 6 (2.43%) W3C
7 5 (2.02%) Clustering
8 2 (0.81%) Algorithms
8 2 (0.81%) Data Structures
8 2 (0.81%) e-Learning
8 2 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.81%) iPhone
8 2 (0.81%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.40%) CCTV
9 1 (0.40%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 39 (15.79%) Windows
2 29 (11.74%) Windows Server
3 16 (6.48%) Windows 10
3 16 (6.48%) Windows 8
4 4 (1.62%) Windows 7
4 4 (1.62%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (1.62%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (0.81%) Android
6 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 126 (51.01%) MVC
2 123 (49.80%) Agile Software Development
3 113 (45.75%) TDD
4 97 (39.27%) Web Application Development
5 82 (33.20%) BDD
6 50 (20.24%) Scrum
7 45 (18.22%) Business Intelligence
8 44 (17.81%) OO
9 40 (16.19%) Continuous Integration
10 39 (15.79%) High Availability
11 35 (14.17%) Dependency Injection
12 26 (10.53%) Kanban
13 25 (10.12%) Web Development
14 20 (8.10%) Domain-Driven Design
14 20 (8.10%) Inversion of Control
14 20 (8.10%) MVVM
15 17 (6.88%) ETL
16 13 (5.26%) Microservices
17 12 (4.86%) CQRS
18 11 (4.45%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 195 (78.95%) C#
2 104 (42.11%) JavaScript
3 75 (30.36%) SQL
4 57 (23.08%) Ruby
5 43 (17.41%) T-SQL
6 23 (9.31%) VB.NET
7 10 (4.05%) PowerShell
8 9 (3.64%) VB
9 8 (3.24%) TypeScript
10 7 (2.83%) PHP
11 4 (1.62%) C
12 1 (0.40%) C++
12 1 (0.40%) CFML
12 1 (0.40%) ES6
12 1 (0.40%) Java
12 1 (0.40%) Python
12 1 (0.40%) VBA
12 1 (0.40%) X++
Qualifications
1 9 (3.64%) Degree
2 5 (2.02%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (1.62%) MCSA
3 4 (1.62%) MCSE
4 2 (0.81%) MCITP
4 2 (0.81%) MCTS
4 2 (0.81%) VCAP
4 2 (0.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (0.40%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.40%) ISEB
5 1 (0.40%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.21%) GDPR
1 3 (1.21%) QA
2 2 (0.81%) COBIT
System Software
1 6 (2.43%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.81%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.81%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (1.62%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (0.40%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 68 (27.53%) Microsoft
2 13 (5.26%) Oracle
3 7 (2.83%) VMware
4 4 (1.62%) PayPal
4 4 (1.62%) SAP
4 4 (1.62%) Unisys
5 3 (1.21%) Facebook
5 3 (1.21%) Google
6 2 (0.81%) WatchGuard
7 1 (0.40%) Adobe
7 1 (0.40%) Apple
7 1 (0.40%) Citrix
7 1 (0.40%) DevExpress
7 1 (0.40%) HP
7 1 (0.40%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.40%) Splunk
7 1 (0.40%) Thunderhead