The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Slough 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 3 months to 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Berkshire / Slough
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 4 7 12
Rank change year-on-year +3 +5  
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 57 95 72
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Slough 17.12% 15.10% 12.41%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 47.11% 47.98% 56.25%
Number of salaries quoted 55 81 70
Median salary £50,000 £42,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.64% -10.52%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £28,500 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £64,400 £60,000 £55,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

SQL Server is in the database and business intelligence skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Slough with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Slough
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 121 198 128
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Slough 36.34% 31.48% 22.07%
Number of salaries quoted 108 148 113
Median salary £55,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £32,500 £34,850
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Slough

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Slough citing SQL Server as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server in Slough

SQL Server
Salary Trend in Slough

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

Salary trend for SQL Server in Slough

SQL Server
Salary Histogram in Slough

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in Slough over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Salary histogram for SQL Server in Slough

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, 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 Slough region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 58 (55.24%) Microsoft
2 51 (48.57%) SQL
3 48 (45.71%) Windows
4 43 (40.95%) .NET
5 37 (35.24%) C#
6 34 (32.38%) JavaScript
7 33 (31.43%) Windows Server
8 31 (29.52%) CSS
9 30 (28.57%) HTML
10 28 (26.67%) Linux
11 27 (25.71%) Active Directory
11 27 (25.71%) Agile Software Development
11 27 (25.71%) .NET Framework
12 26 (24.76%) SQL Server 2012
13 25 (23.81%) AngularJS
13 25 (23.81%) ASP.NET
14 24 (22.86%) XML
15 21 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
15 21 (20.00%) MVC
16 20 (19.05%) Firewall
17 18 (17.14%) Ajax
17 18 (17.14%) Windows Server 2012
17 18 (17.14%) Elasticsearch
18 17 (16.19%) SQL Server 2008
18 17 (16.19%) OO
19 16 (15.24%) jQuery
19 16 (15.24%) ASP.NET MVC
20 15 (14.29%) MS Excel
21 14 (13.33%) MS Exchange
21 14 (13.33%) NoSQL

SQL Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in Slough 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 18 (17.14%) Elasticsearch
2 14 (13.33%) MS Exchange
3 12 (11.43%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (7.62%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (5.71%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (3.81%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (3.81%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.90%) Apache
7 2 (1.90%) GlassFish
7 2 (1.90%) IIS
7 2 (1.90%) JBoss
7 2 (1.90%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (1.90%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.95%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.95%) nginx
Applications
1 15 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.76%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 3 (2.86%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.95%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (3.81%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.95%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 20 (19.05%) Firewall
2 13 (12.38%) TCP/IP
3 11 (10.48%) VoIP
4 10 (9.52%) DHCP
4 10 (9.52%) DNS
5 9 (8.57%) HTTP
5 9 (8.57%) Network Security
5 9 (8.57%) SMTP
6 8 (7.62%) NAS
6 8 (7.62%) SAN
6 8 (7.62%) SNMP
7 3 (2.86%) PBX
7 3 (2.86%) VPN
7 3 (2.86%) Wireless
8 2 (1.90%) LDAP
9 1 (0.95%) Internet
9 1 (0.95%) IPsec
9 1 (0.95%) LAN
9 1 (0.95%) MPLS
9 1 (0.95%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (24.76%) SQL Server 2012
2 17 (16.19%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (13.33%) NoSQL
4 12 (11.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 10 (9.52%) Data Warehouse
5 10 (9.52%) MongoDB
5 10 (9.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 9 (8.57%) MySQL
7 6 (5.71%) QlikView
8 5 (4.76%) BusinessObjects
8 5 (4.76%) SQL Server 2005
8 5 (4.76%) SQL Server 2014
9 4 (3.81%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (3.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (2.86%) Big Data
10 3 (2.86%) Crystal Reports
10 3 (2.86%) InfluxDB
10 3 (2.86%) Power BI
11 2 (1.90%) Qlik Sense
11 2 (1.90%) Redis
Development Applications
1 10 (9.52%) Git (software)
1 10 (9.52%) Team Foundation Server
1 10 (9.52%) Visual Studio
2 8 (7.62%) WinDbg
3 2 (1.90%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (0.95%) Android Studio
4 1 (0.95%) Selenium
4 1 (0.95%) WebDriver
General
1 9 (8.57%) Back Office
2 7 (6.67%) Finance
3 4 (3.81%) Games
3 4 (3.81%) Legal
3 4 (3.81%) Manufacturing
3 4 (3.81%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.86%) French Language
4 3 (2.86%) German Language
5 2 (1.90%) Marketing
6 1 (0.95%) Advertising
6 1 (0.95%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 48 (45.71%) Developer
2 22 (20.95%) C# Developer
3 19 (18.10%) .NET Developer
4 17 (16.19%) Support Engineer
5 14 (13.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 13 (12.38%) Analyst
6 13 (12.38%) Senior Developer
7 12 (11.43%) Applications Support
8 11 (10.48%) C# .NET Developer
8 11 (10.48%) Web Developer
9 10 (9.52%) C# Web Developer
10 8 (7.62%) Senior C# Developer
11 7 (6.67%) Consultant
12 6 (5.71%) 2nd Line Support
12 6 (5.71%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 6 (5.71%) Analyst Developer
12 6 (5.71%) BizTalk Developer
12 6 (5.71%) Developer Analyst
12 6 (5.71%) JavaScript Developer
12 6 (5.71%) Senior Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (40.95%) .NET
2 31 (29.52%) CSS
3 30 (28.57%) HTML
4 27 (25.71%) .NET Framework
5 25 (23.81%) AngularJS
5 25 (23.81%) ASP.NET
6 24 (22.86%) XML
7 18 (17.14%) Ajax
8 16 (15.24%) ASP.NET MVC
8 16 (15.24%) jQuery
9 14 (13.33%) LESS
10 10 (9.52%) HTML5
10 10 (9.52%) JSON
11 9 (8.57%) D3.js
11 9 (8.57%) Middleware
11 9 (8.57%) MSMQ
11 9 (8.57%) RabbitMQ
11 9 (8.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 9 (8.57%) WCF
12 8 (7.62%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.52%) Mobile App
2 6 (5.71%) Clustering
2 6 (5.71%) FMCG
3 5 (4.76%) User Experience
4 3 (2.86%) iPad
4 3 (2.86%) iPhone
4 3 (2.86%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (1.90%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.90%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.90%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.95%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.95%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.95%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 48 (45.71%) Windows
2 33 (31.43%) Windows Server
3 28 (26.67%) Linux
4 21 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (17.14%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (9.52%) Android
6 10 (9.52%) Apple iOS
7 4 (3.81%) CentOS
7 4 (3.81%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (2.86%) Windows 7
8 3 (2.86%) Windows 8
8 3 (2.86%) Windows Phone
8 3 (2.86%) Windows XP
9 2 (1.90%) Solaris
9 2 (1.90%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (25.71%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (20.00%) MVC
3 17 (16.19%) OO
4 13 (12.38%) Scrum
5 12 (11.43%) System Testing
5 12 (11.43%) Web Development
6 11 (10.48%) Business Intelligence
6 11 (10.48%) ERP
7 9 (8.57%) B2B
7 9 (8.57%) Performance Tuning
7 9 (8.57%) Software Testing
7 9 (8.57%) Telematics
8 8 (7.62%) High Availability
9 6 (5.71%) Mentoring
10 5 (4.76%) Data Governance
10 5 (4.76%) ETL
10 5 (4.76%) Front End Development
10 5 (4.76%) Infrastructure Management
10 5 (4.76%) TDD
10 5 (4.76%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 51 (48.57%) SQL
2 37 (35.24%) C#
3 34 (32.38%) JavaScript
4 12 (11.43%) T-SQL
5 9 (8.57%) TypeScript
6 8 (7.62%) Java
6 8 (7.62%) PowerShell
6 8 (7.62%) VBScript
7 4 (3.81%) Ruby
8 3 (2.86%) XAML
9 2 (1.90%) C++
9 2 (1.90%) PHP
9 2 (1.90%) VB
9 2 (1.90%) VC++
10 1 (0.95%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 1 (0.95%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 12 (11.43%) Degree
2 10 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (8.57%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (8.57%) MCSE
4 8 (7.62%) CCNP
4 8 (7.62%) CCVP
5 3 (2.86%) CISSP
6 2 (1.90%) CCSP
6 2 (1.90%) GCIH
6 2 (1.90%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.95%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (10.48%) QA
2 8 (7.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (7.62%) PCI DSS
3 5 (4.76%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.95%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (25.71%) Active Directory
2 9 (8.57%) Hyper-V
3 8 (7.62%) ISA Server
4 5 (4.76%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.95%) iptables
5 1 (0.95%) KVM
5 1 (0.95%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.95%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.95%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (0.95%) XenApp
5 1 (0.95%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 5 (4.76%) SCVMM
2 4 (3.81%) SCOM
3 3 (2.86%) Grafana
4 1 (0.95%) cPanel
4 1 (0.95%) logstash
4 1 (0.95%) Nagios
4 1 (0.95%) Plesk
4 1 (0.95%) WSUS
4 1 (0.95%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 58 (55.24%) Microsoft
2 12 (11.43%) Dell
3 11 (10.48%) HP
4 6 (5.71%) Oracle
5 5 (4.76%) Adobe
5 5 (4.76%) IBM
6 4 (3.81%) Cisco
7 3 (2.86%) Kaspersky
7 3 (2.86%) SAP
7 3 (2.86%) Sun
7 3 (2.86%) Xerox
8 2 (1.90%) Informatica
8 2 (1.90%) Nintex
8 2 (1.90%) Tableau
8 2 (1.90%) Talend
8 2 (1.90%) TIBCO
8 2 (1.90%) VMware
9 1 (0.95%) Citrix
9 1 (0.95%) Intel Security
9 1 (0.95%) SonicWALL
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