Period
to 16 January 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Reading 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 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
16 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 42 27 14
Rank change year-on-year -15 -13 -2
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 46 182 260
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Reading 5.71% 8.21% 13.13%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 36.22% 35.14% 45.38%
Number of salaries quoted 49 163 239
Median annual salary £57,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.00% - +23.46%
10th Percentile £30,500 £32,500 £30,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £67,250 £63,750
Berkshire median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 Reading with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
Reading
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 127 518 573
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 15.76% 23.36% 28.94%
Number of salaries quoted 109 413 499
Median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +16.67%
10th Percentile £31,875 £33,750 £32,400
90th Percentile £78,750 £78,750 £77,500
Berkshire median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

Job postings citing SQL Server as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Reading.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server in Reading

SQL Server
Salary Trend in Reading

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing SQL Server in Reading.

Salary trend for SQL Server in Reading

SQL Server
Salary Histogram in Reading

Salary distribution for jobs citing SQL Server in Reading over the 6 months to 16 January 2021.

Salary histogram for SQL Server in Reading

For the 6 months to 16 January 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 Reading region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 28 (60.87%) C#
2 27 (58.70%) .NET
3 23 (50.00%) ASP.NET
4 22 (47.83%) Microsoft
5 21 (45.65%) Azure
6 19 (41.30%) SQL
7 17 (36.96%) Degree
7 17 (36.96%) Relational Database
8 13 (28.26%) DevOps
9 12 (26.09%) MVC
9 12 (26.09%) Computer Science
10 11 (23.91%) Statistics
10 11 (23.91%) ASP.NET MVC
10 11 (23.91%) OO
11 10 (21.74%) Python
11 10 (21.74%) MS Access
11 10 (21.74%) Java
11 10 (21.74%) Project Management
11 10 (21.74%) Informatics
11 10 (21.74%) Analytical Skills
11 10 (21.74%) Root Cause Analysis
11 10 (21.74%) Data Transformation
11 10 (21.74%) Data Engineering
11 10 (21.74%) Computer Science Degree
12 9 (19.57%) Virtual Environments
12 9 (19.57%) SDLC
12 9 (19.57%) REST
12 9 (19.57%) Telecoms
13 8 (17.39%) JavaScript
13 8 (17.39%) Web Services

SQL Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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 8 (17.39%) SharePoint
2 6 (13.04%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (2.17%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (13.04%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.17%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 21 (45.65%) Azure
2 8 (17.39%) Office 365
2 8 (17.39%) SaaS
3 7 (15.22%) Power Platform
4 3 (6.52%) AWS
4 3 (6.52%) IaaS
4 3 (6.52%) PaaS
5 1 (2.17%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.17%) DNS
1 1 (2.17%) Firewall
1 1 (2.17%) VLAN
1 1 (2.17%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (36.96%) Relational Database
2 10 (21.74%) MS Access
3 7 (15.22%) Power BI
3 7 (15.22%) SQL Server 2016
4 6 (13.04%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (13.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (10.87%) BusinessObjects
5 5 (10.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (6.52%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (2.17%) GIS
7 1 (2.17%) QGIS
7 1 (2.17%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 3 (6.52%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.17%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 9 (19.57%) Telecoms
2 5 (10.87%) Banking
3 1 (2.17%) Military
Job Titles
1 15 (32.61%) Developer
2 10 (21.74%) Data Engineer
2 10 (21.74%) Python Engineer
3 7 (15.22%) .NET Developer
4 6 (13.04%) Analyst
4 6 (13.04%) Azure DevOps
5 5 (10.87%) Azure Developer
5 5 (10.87%) C# .NET Developer
5 5 (10.87%) C# Developer
5 5 (10.87%) Consultant
5 5 (10.87%) Support Analyst
6 4 (8.70%) Azure DevOps Engineer
6 4 (8.70%) Azure Engineer
6 4 (8.70%) DevOps Developer
6 4 (8.70%) DevOps Engineer
7 3 (6.52%) .NET Software Developer
7 3 (6.52%) Cloud Engineer
7 3 (6.52%) DevOps Systems Engineer
7 3 (6.52%) Full Stack Developer
7 3 (6.52%) Microsoft Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (58.70%) .NET
2 23 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 11 (23.91%) ASP.NET MVC
4 9 (19.57%) REST
5 8 (17.39%) .NET Framework
5 8 (17.39%) Entity Framework
5 8 (17.39%) jQuery
5 8 (17.39%) Web Services
6 7 (15.22%) .NET Core
6 7 (15.22%) SOAP
7 5 (10.87%) HTML
8 3 (6.52%) AngularJS
9 2 (4.35%) CSS
9 2 (4.35%) CSS3
9 2 (4.35%) HTML5
10 1 (2.17%) Polymer
10 1 (2.17%) PostGIS
Miscellaneous
1 10 (21.74%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (17.39%) Cloud Native
3 3 (6.52%) Public Cloud
4 2 (4.35%) Data Centre
4 2 (4.35%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (4.35%) Private Cloud
4 2 (4.35%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.70%) Windows
2 2 (4.35%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.17%) Linux
3 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (28.26%) DevOps
2 12 (26.09%) Computer Science
2 12 (26.09%) MVC
3 11 (23.91%) OO
3 11 (23.91%) Statistics
4 10 (21.74%) Data Engineering
4 10 (21.74%) Data Transformation
4 10 (21.74%) Informatics
4 10 (21.74%) Project Management
4 10 (21.74%) Root Cause Analysis
5 9 (19.57%) SDLC
5 9 (19.57%) Virtual Environments
6 7 (15.22%) Business Continuity
6 7 (15.22%) Information Security
6 7 (15.22%) Test Automation
7 6 (13.04%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (13.04%) Integration Testing
7 6 (13.04%) Test Scripting
7 6 (13.04%) Test Strategy
7 6 (13.04%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 28 (60.87%) C#
2 19 (41.30%) SQL
3 10 (21.74%) Java
3 10 (21.74%) Python
4 8 (17.39%) JavaScript
5 2 (4.35%) PowerShell
5 2 (4.35%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.17%) Bash Shell
6 1 (2.17%) TypeScript
6 1 (2.17%) VB
6 1 (2.17%) VB.NET
6 1 (2.17%) VBA
Qualifications
1 17 (36.96%) Degree
2 10 (21.74%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (8.70%) SC Cleared
3 4 (8.70%) Security Cleared
4 2 (4.35%) CCNA
4 2 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (4.35%) DV Cleared
4 2 (4.35%) MCSE
4 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.17%) BPSS Clearance
System Software
1 4 (8.70%) Active Directory
1 4 (8.70%) Hyper-V
2 3 (6.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.35%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (2.17%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (2.17%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 3 (6.52%) Microsoft Intune
1 3 (6.52%) SCCM
2 1 (2.17%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 22 (47.83%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.52%) VMware
3 2 (4.35%) Oracle
3 2 (4.35%) Veeam
4 1 (2.17%) ESRI
4 1 (2.17%) Salesforce.com