Period
to 24 May 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 24 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
South East > Kent
6 months to
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 8 5 9
Rank change year-on-year -3 +4 -5
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 252 368 438
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 22.11% 24.16% 20.72%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 68.85% 66.43% 64.41%
Number of salaries quoted 230 332 408
Kent median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £27,500 £29,325 £25,750
90th Percentile £53,875 £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 366 554 680
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 32.11% 36.38% 32.17%
Number of salaries quoted 332 470 605
Kent median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £29,550 £27,500 £26,000
90th Percentile £58,750 £58,750 £56,250
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 24 May 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 24 May 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
West Malling +3 63 £47,500 -13.64% 3
Maidstone +4 33 £37,500 -16.67% 5
Dartford -1 26 £45,000 +28.57% 5
Tunbridge Wells -16 22 £42,500 -5.56% 6
Canterbury +11 13 £35,000 -6.67% 1
Rochester 0 12 £48,750 +39.29% 2
Folkestone 0 12 £36,000 -10.00% 3
Sevenoaks +1 6 £37,500 +7.14% 1
Tonbridge 0 6 £22,500 -57.14% 3
Dover - 5 £27,500 - 1
Westerham - 4 £23,000 -
Chatham +1 2 £33,750 +2.27% 1
Stansted -2 1 £30,000 -53.85%
Aylesford - 1 £30,000 -
SQL Server
South East

For the 6 months to 24 May 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 Kent region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 203 (80.56%) C#
2 177 (70.24%) .NET
3 153 (60.71%) MVC
4 149 (59.13%) Agile Software Development
5 147 (58.33%) ASP.NET
6 136 (53.97%) ASP.NET MVC
7 129 (51.19%) SQL Server 2016
8 119 (47.22%) TDD
9 117 (46.43%) Web Application Development
10 112 (44.44%) ASP.NET MVC 5
11 106 (42.06%) BDD
12 99 (39.29%) ASP.NET Web API
13 96 (38.10%) RESTful
14 82 (32.54%) WCF
15 75 (29.76%) JavaScript
16 71 (28.17%) Microsoft
16 71 (28.17%) .NET Framework
17 68 (26.98%) AngularJS
18 66 (26.19%) Greenfield Project
19 65 (25.79%) Git (software)
20 63 (25.00%) OO
20 63 (25.00%) Node.js
21 62 (24.60%) Entity Framework
21 62 (24.60%) Ruby
22 61 (24.21%) NoSQL
23 55 (21.83%) SQL
24 54 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
25 50 (19.84%) Scrum
26 45 (17.86%) Microsoft Azure
27 41 (16.27%) HTML

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 11 (4.37%) IIS
2 8 (3.17%) MS Exchange
3 4 (1.59%) CMS
3 4 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (1.59%) Umbraco
3 4 (1.59%) WebLogic
3 4 (1.59%) WordPress
4 2 (0.79%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.40%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 16 (6.35%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.40%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (1.98%) Elite 3E
2 4 (1.59%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (1.59%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.40%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 45 (17.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (3.57%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (1.98%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (1.59%) Sage Pay
5 3 (1.19%) Google Play
5 3 (1.19%) iTunes
5 3 (1.19%) SaaS
6 2 (0.79%) Office 365
7 1 (0.40%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.40%) npm
7 1 (0.40%) NuGet
7 1 (0.40%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 23 (9.13%) Internet
2 6 (2.38%) Broadband
3 5 (1.98%) DHCP
3 5 (1.98%) DNS
4 4 (1.59%) TCP/IP
5 3 (1.19%) Firewall
5 3 (1.19%) SAN
5 3 (1.19%) VoIP
6 2 (0.79%) Hyperconnected
7 1 (0.40%) HTTP
7 1 (0.40%) SMS
7 1 (0.40%) SMTP
7 1 (0.40%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 129 (51.19%) SQL Server 2016
2 61 (24.21%) NoSQL
3 40 (15.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 39 (15.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 23 (9.13%) Relational Database
6 14 (5.56%) SQL Server 2014
7 13 (5.16%) SQL Server 2008
8 12 (4.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 11 (4.37%) MongoDB
10 9 (3.57%) MySQL
10 9 (3.57%) RavenDB
10 9 (3.57%) SQL Server 2012
11 7 (2.78%) RDBMS
12 5 (1.98%) Oracle Database
12 5 (1.98%) Power BI
13 4 (1.59%) Oracle BI EE
13 4 (1.59%) Oracle Database 11g
13 4 (1.59%) Oracle Database 12c
14 3 (1.19%) Oracle Reports
15 2 (0.79%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 65 (25.79%) Git (software)
2 18 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
3 12 (4.76%) Visual Studio
4 9 (3.57%) Moq
4 9 (3.57%) NUnit
4 9 (3.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 7 (2.78%) Visual Studio Team System
6 6 (2.38%) MSTest
6 6 (2.38%) Rhino Mocks
7 5 (1.98%) Octopus Deploy
8 4 (1.59%) ReSharper
8 4 (1.59%) TeamCity
9 2 (0.79%) JIRA
9 2 (0.79%) JSUnit
9 2 (0.79%) Selenium
9 2 (0.79%) SpecFlow
9 2 (0.79%) Subversion
10 1 (0.40%) Bitbucket
10 1 (0.40%) Cucumber
10 1 (0.40%) Jenkins
General
1 22 (8.73%) Retail
2 21 (8.33%) Finance
3 20 (7.94%) Games
4 18 (7.14%) Music Industry
5 11 (4.37%) Marketing
6 8 (3.17%) Legal
7 7 (2.78%) Advertising
7 7 (2.78%) Telecoms
8 4 (1.59%) Banking
9 3 (1.19%) Publishing
10 1 (0.40%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 190 (75.40%) Developer
2 159 (63.10%) .NET Developer
3 27 (10.71%) C# Developer
4 23 (9.13%) SQL Developer
5 20 (7.94%) C# .NET Developer
6 13 (5.16%) Senior Developer
6 13 (5.16%) SQL Server Developer
7 12 (4.76%) DBA
8 11 (4.37%) ASP.NET Developer
9 10 (3.97%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 10 (3.97%) Graduate
10 8 (3.17%) Administrator
10 8 (3.17%) Analyst
10 8 (3.17%) Data Analyst
10 8 (3.17%) SQL DBA
11 7 (2.78%) .NET Team Leader
11 7 (2.78%) Applications Developer
11 7 (2.78%) Internet Developer
11 7 (2.78%) Mid-Level .NET Developer
11 7 (2.78%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 177 (70.24%) .NET
2 147 (58.33%) ASP.NET
3 136 (53.97%) ASP.NET MVC
4 112 (44.44%) ASP.NET MVC 5
5 99 (39.29%) ASP.NET Web API
6 96 (38.10%) RESTful
7 82 (32.54%) WCF
8 71 (28.17%) .NET Framework
9 68 (26.98%) AngularJS
10 63 (25.00%) Node.js
11 62 (24.60%) Entity Framework
12 41 (16.27%) HTML
13 39 (15.48%) Code First Entity Framework
14 38 (15.08%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 36 (14.29%) CSS
16 33 (13.10%) Web Services
16 33 (13.10%) WPF
17 29 (11.51%) HTML5
18 26 (10.32%) KnockoutJS
19 21 (8.33%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 66 (26.19%) Greenfield Project
2 18 (7.14%) Computer Science
3 11 (4.37%) Replication
3 11 (4.37%) Social Network
4 10 (3.97%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (3.57%) Clustering
6 5 (1.98%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (1.98%) FMCG
6 5 (1.98%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.59%) Fintech
8 3 (1.19%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.19%) NHS
9 2 (0.79%) Algorithms
9 2 (0.79%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.79%) Self-Motivation
9 2 (0.79%) Tandem
10 1 (0.40%) BBC
10 1 (0.40%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 41 (16.27%) Windows
2 19 (7.54%) Windows Server
3 10 (3.97%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (1.59%) Unix
5 4 (1.59%) Windows 8
6 3 (1.19%) Android
6 3 (1.19%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.19%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.79%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 153 (60.71%) MVC
2 149 (59.13%) Agile Software Development
3 119 (47.22%) TDD
4 117 (46.43%) Web Application Development
5 106 (42.06%) BDD
6 63 (25.00%) OO
7 54 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
8 50 (19.84%) Scrum
9 40 (15.87%) Business Intelligence
10 36 (14.29%) Dependency Injection
11 27 (10.71%) SOLID
12 26 (10.32%) High Availability
13 25 (9.92%) Web Development
14 20 (7.94%) SDLC
15 17 (6.75%) OOD
16 16 (6.35%) MVVM
17 13 (5.16%) CQRS
17 13 (5.16%) Domain-Driven Design
17 13 (5.16%) Performance Tuning
18 11 (4.37%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 203 (80.56%) C#
2 75 (29.76%) JavaScript
3 62 (24.60%) Ruby
4 55 (21.83%) SQL
5 30 (11.90%) T-SQL
6 18 (7.14%) VB.NET
7 13 (5.16%) VB
8 10 (3.97%) VBA
9 9 (3.57%) PHP
9 9 (3.57%) XAML
10 8 (3.17%) PowerShell
11 7 (2.78%) R
12 4 (1.59%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.79%) F#
13 2 (0.79%) TypeScript
14 1 (0.40%) ES6
14 1 (0.40%) Python
Qualifications
1 18 (7.14%) Degree
2 12 (4.76%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (1.98%) MCSA
3 5 (1.98%) MCSE
3 5 (1.98%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (1.59%) DBS Check
5 3 (1.19%) Security Cleared
6 2 (0.79%) PMP
7 1 (0.40%) ISEB
7 1 (0.40%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.98%) GDPR
1 5 (1.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (1.19%) COBIT
3 1 (0.40%) QA
System Software
1 15 (5.95%) Active Directory
2 10 (3.97%) Hyper-V
3 6 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (1.98%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.40%) Firmware
5 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.40%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 6 (2.38%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (0.79%) Failover Clustering
2 2 (0.79%) Kibana
3 1 (0.40%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.40%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.40%) WSUS
Vendors
1 71 (28.17%) Microsoft
2 13 (5.16%) Infragistics
3 12 (4.76%) VMware
4 11 (4.37%) Xamarin
5 10 (3.97%) Oracle
6 7 (2.78%) Google
7 5 (1.98%) Aderant
7 5 (1.98%) Facebook
7 5 (1.98%) LexisNexis
8 4 (1.59%) PayPal
9 3 (1.19%) Thunderhead
9 3 (1.19%) Unisys
9 3 (1.19%) WatchGuard
10 2 (0.79%) Apple
11 1 (0.40%) Cisco
11 1 (0.40%) HP
11 1 (0.40%) Salesforce.com
11 1 (0.40%) Sony
11 1 (0.40%) Splunk
11 1 (0.40%) Veeam