Period
to 23 September 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 23 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
England > South East
6 months to
23 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 15 12 10
Rank change year-on-year -3 -2 0
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2,972 4,095 4,625
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 11.55% 14.05% 15.98%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 45.26% 48.99% 51.42%
Number of salaries quoted 2,596 3,612 4,250
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,275 £27,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £62,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

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 the South East with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
South East
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 6,567 8,358 8,995
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 25.52% 28.67% 31.08%
Number of salaries quoted 5,538 7,033 7,680
South East median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £31,000 £30,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £66,250
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £49,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% +2.04% +3.16%

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing SQL Server as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server in the South East

SQL Server
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Salary trend for SQL Server in the South East

SQL Server
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in the South East over the 6 months to 23 September 2019.

Salary histogram for SQL Server in the South East

SQL Server
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server within the South East region over the 6 months to 23 September 2019. 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
Thames Valley -13 963 £47,500 +5.56% 194
Hampshire +3 947 £45,000 +5.88% 113
Berkshire -14 533 £49,750 -0.50% 83
Surrey -8 367 £50,000 +8.70% 97
West Sussex -3 283 £47,500 +9.20% 46
Buckinghamshire -5 257 £45,000 - 55
East Sussex +21 213 £50,000 +17.65% 25
Oxfordshire -8 174 £45,000 - 56
Kent -3 159 £45,000 +20.00% 68
Isle of Wight - 21 £30,000 -
Middlesex -4 12 £65,000 +18.18% 2
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 23 September 2019, 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 South East region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 1,514 (50.94%) C#
2 1,503 (50.57%) .NET
3 1,475 (49.63%) SQL
4 1,207 (40.61%) Microsoft
5 1,072 (36.07%) JavaScript
5 1,072 (36.07%) Agile Software Development
6 885 (29.78%) Azure
7 865 (29.10%) HTML
8 848 (28.53%) ASP.NET
9 789 (26.55%) MVC
10 732 (24.63%) CSS
11 667 (22.44%) Windows
12 480 (16.15%) AngularJS
13 451 (15.17%) Web Services
14 444 (14.94%) Degree
15 439 (14.77%) jQuery
16 438 (14.74%) Problem-Solving
17 423 (14.23%) ASP.NET MVC
18 416 (14.00%) Finance
19 404 (13.59%) T-SQL
20 361 (12.15%) Business Intelligence
21 353 (11.88%) AWS
22 348 (11.71%) DevOps
23 339 (11.41%) .NET Framework
24 331 (11.14%) XML
25 326 (10.97%) Oracle
26 324 (10.90%) Visual Studio
27 317 (10.67%) TDD
28 312 (10.50%) WCF
29 310 (10.43%) Web Development

SQL Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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
1 192 (6.46%) IIS
2 167 (5.62%) SharePoint
3 113 (3.80%) Tomcat
4 82 (2.76%) MS Exchange
5 79 (2.66%) JBoss
6 66 (2.22%) BizTalk Server
7 55 (1.85%) Confluence
8 48 (1.62%) Apache
9 40 (1.35%) Elasticsearch
10 37 (1.24%) CMS
11 31 (1.04%) WebLogic
12 28 (0.94%) Skype for Business
13 26 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2013
14 20 (0.67%) GeoServer
14 20 (0.67%) SharePoint Server
15 17 (0.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 16 (0.54%) WordPress
17 12 (0.40%) nginx
17 12 (0.40%) WebSphere
18 10 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 135 (4.54%) Microsoft Excel
2 103 (3.47%) Microsoft Office
3 20 (0.67%) MS Visio
4 10 (0.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 9 (0.30%) Microsoft Project
6 7 (0.24%) Photoshop
7 6 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
8 3 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.034%) Notepad++
9 1 (0.034%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 53 (1.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (0.64%) Dynamics AX
3 16 (0.54%) Dynamics NAV
4 12 (0.40%) NetSuite
5 8 (0.27%) nopCommerce
6 6 (0.20%) SAP BPC
6 6 (0.20%) SAP ERP
7 5 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 4 (0.13%) Cognos TM1
8 4 (0.13%) ContrOCC
8 4 (0.13%) Oracle Receivables
8 4 (0.13%) Sage 200
9 3 (0.10%) Oracle EBS
9 3 (0.10%) Oracle ERP
9 3 (0.10%) Remedy ITSM
10 2 (0.067%) Payment Gateway
10 2 (0.067%) Sage X3
11 1 (0.034%) Infor LN
11 1 (0.034%) Sage 50
11 1 (0.034%) Scribe Insight
Cloud Services
1 885 (29.78%) Azure
2 353 (11.88%) AWS
3 206 (6.93%) SaaS
4 196 (6.59%) Power Platform
5 159 (5.35%) Office 365
6 93 (3.13%) PaaS
7 53 (1.78%) Serverless
8 50 (1.68%) Dynamics 365
8 50 (1.68%) IaaS
9 44 (1.48%) GitHub
10 39 (1.31%) Cloud Computing
11 38 (1.28%) GCP
12 37 (1.24%) Azure Active Directory
12 37 (1.24%) Azure Functions
13 27 (0.91%) PowerApps
14 23 (0.77%) OpenShift
15 22 (0.74%) AWS CloudFormation
16 15 (0.50%) Amazon EC2
16 15 (0.50%) Azure Data Factory
17 11 (0.37%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 118 (3.97%) Firewall
2 69 (2.32%) DNS
3 65 (2.19%) TCP/IP
4 61 (2.05%) WAN
5 58 (1.95%) LAN
6 54 (1.82%) VoIP
7 52 (1.75%) VPN
8 49 (1.65%) DHCP
9 48 (1.62%) Internet
10 43 (1.45%) SAN
11 39 (1.31%) HTTP
12 38 (1.28%) Network Security
13 36 (1.21%) Wi-Fi
14 29 (0.98%) PABX
15 28 (0.94%) SSL
15 28 (0.94%) VLAN
16 19 (0.64%) Skype
17 16 (0.54%) CTI
17 16 (0.54%) Intranet
18 13 (0.44%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 300 (10.09%) Relational Database
2 277 (9.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 266 (8.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 262 (8.82%) MySQL
5 194 (6.53%) Power BI
6 191 (6.43%) Data Warehouse
7 170 (5.72%) SQL Server 2012
8 145 (4.88%) SQL Server 2008
9 144 (4.85%) PostgreSQL
10 126 (4.24%) RDBMS
11 111 (3.73%) NoSQL
12 110 (3.70%) SQL Server 2016
13 93 (3.13%) MongoDB
14 91 (3.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 86 (2.89%) Azure SQL Database
16 67 (2.25%) Big Data
17 59 (1.99%) SQL Server 2014
18 54 (1.82%) DB2
19 50 (1.68%) Oracle Database
20 46 (1.55%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 324 (10.90%) Visual Studio
2 306 (10.30%) Git (software)
3 246 (8.28%) Team Foundation Server
4 120 (4.04%) JIRA
5 115 (3.87%) Selenium
6 86 (2.89%) Jenkins
7 64 (2.15%) Octopus Deploy
8 61 (2.05%) Visual Studio Team System
9 59 (1.99%) WebDriver
10 52 (1.75%) SpecFlow
11 50 (1.68%) TeamCity
12 47 (1.58%) Bitbucket
12 47 (1.58%) Maven
13 43 (1.45%) NUnit
14 42 (1.41%) JUnit
15 37 (1.24%) WiX
16 35 (1.18%) Subversion
17 29 (0.98%) MSI
18 26 (0.87%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
19 25 (0.84%) ReSharper
General
1 416 (14.00%) Finance
2 75 (2.52%) Manufacturing
3 66 (2.22%) Retail
4 47 (1.58%) Public Sector
4 47 (1.58%) Telecoms
5 44 (1.48%) Marketing
6 24 (0.81%) Back Office
7 20 (0.67%) Automotive
8 18 (0.61%) Aerospace
9 17 (0.57%) Advertising
9 17 (0.57%) Billing
9 17 (0.57%) Legal
10 15 (0.50%) Banking
11 13 (0.44%) Financial Institution
11 13 (0.44%) Games
11 13 (0.44%) Law
12 12 (0.40%) Electronics
13 10 (0.34%) Local Government
13 10 (0.34%) Publishing
14 7 (0.24%) Military
Job Titles
1 1,632 (54.91%) Developer
2 666 (22.41%) .NET Developer
3 470 (15.81%) Software Developer
4 469 (15.78%) C# Developer
5 375 (12.62%) Senior Developer
6 343 (11.54%) C# .NET Developer
7 247 (8.31%) Analyst
8 188 (6.33%) SQL Developer
9 164 (5.52%) .NET Software Developer
10 160 (5.38%) DBA
11 149 (5.01%) ASP.NET Developer
12 148 (4.98%) C# Software Developer
13 143 (4.81%) C# ASP.NET Developer
14 137 (4.61%) Full Stack Developer
15 125 (4.21%) Architect
16 123 (4.14%) Consultant
17 122 (4.10%) Junior
17 122 (4.10%) SQL DBA
18 116 (3.90%) Web Developer
19 115 (3.87%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,503 (50.57%) .NET
2 865 (29.10%) HTML
3 848 (28.53%) ASP.NET
4 732 (24.63%) CSS
5 480 (16.15%) AngularJS
6 451 (15.17%) Web Services
7 439 (14.77%) jQuery
8 423 (14.23%) ASP.NET MVC
9 339 (11.41%) .NET Framework
10 331 (11.14%) XML
11 312 (10.50%) WCF
12 307 (10.33%) ASP.NET Web API
13 251 (8.45%) .NET Core
14 240 (8.08%) REST
15 239 (8.04%) SOAP
16 220 (7.40%) HTML5
17 215 (7.23%) React
18 197 (6.63%) Ajax
19 164 (5.52%) Entity Framework
20 157 (5.28%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 247 (8.31%) Analytical Skills
2 158 (5.32%) Self-Motivation
3 116 (3.90%) Greenfield Project
3 116 (3.90%) Mobile App
4 112 (3.77%) Enterprise Software
5 108 (3.63%) Data Centre
6 98 (3.30%) Management Information System
7 81 (2.73%) Replication
8 66 (2.22%) Clustering
9 50 (1.68%) Public Cloud
10 45 (1.51%) Virtual Team
11 43 (1.45%) User Experience
12 36 (1.21%) Algorithms
12 36 (1.21%) Video Conferencing
13 33 (1.11%) Private Cloud
14 30 (1.01%) Data Structures
15 26 (0.87%) Client/Server
15 26 (0.87%) Enterprise Cloud
16 21 (0.71%) Driving Licence
17 13 (0.44%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 667 (22.44%) Windows
2 307 (10.33%) Windows Server
3 300 (10.09%) Linux
4 115 (3.87%) Windows Server 2012
5 76 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
6 69 (2.32%) Unix
7 56 (1.88%) Windows 7
8 53 (1.78%) Windows 8
9 50 (1.68%) Windows 10
10 43 (1.45%) Android
11 38 (1.28%) Apple iOS
12 25 (0.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 16 (0.54%) CentOS
14 15 (0.50%) Solaris
15 13 (0.44%) VMS
16 10 (0.34%) Ubuntu
17 6 (0.20%) Windows XP
18 4 (0.13%) Debian
19 2 (0.067%) Mac OS X
19 2 (0.067%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,072 (36.07%) Agile Software Development
2 789 (26.55%) MVC
3 438 (14.74%) Problem-Solving
4 361 (12.15%) Business Intelligence
5 348 (11.71%) DevOps
6 317 (10.67%) TDD
7 310 (10.43%) Web Development
8 305 (10.26%) Scrum
9 276 (9.29%) OO
10 238 (8.01%) Computer Science
11 231 (7.77%) Unit Testing
12 224 (7.54%) Software Engineering
13 201 (6.76%) Test Automation
14 199 (6.70%) Mentoring
15 195 (6.56%) OOP
16 186 (6.26%) Analytics
17 176 (5.92%) SDLC
18 175 (5.89%) ETL
19 171 (5.75%) ITIL
20 166 (5.59%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 1,514 (50.94%) C#
2 1,475 (49.63%) SQL
3 1,072 (36.07%) JavaScript
4 404 (13.59%) T-SQL
5 292 (9.83%) Java
6 255 (8.58%) PowerShell
7 201 (6.76%) VB.NET
8 188 (6.33%) Python
9 180 (6.06%) PHP
10 86 (2.89%) C++
11 64 (2.15%) Bash Shell
12 57 (1.92%) VB
13 54 (1.82%) Perl
14 52 (1.75%) TypeScript
15 46 (1.55%) Ruby
16 41 (1.38%) Scala
17 36 (1.21%) PL/SQL
18 28 (0.94%) C
19 23 (0.77%) Java 8
19 23 (0.77%) VBA
Qualifications
1 444 (14.94%) Degree
2 139 (4.68%) Computer Science Degree
3 100 (3.36%) Microsoft Certification
4 83 (2.79%) Security Cleared
5 56 (1.88%) SC Cleared
6 54 (1.82%) Cisco Certification
7 46 (1.55%) CCNA
8 45 (1.51%) MCSE
9 33 (1.11%) AWS Certification
10 31 (1.04%) MCSA
10 31 (1.04%) TOGAF Certification
11 20 (0.67%) MCP
12 17 (0.57%) DV Cleared
13 12 (0.40%) ISTQB
14 11 (0.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 11 (0.37%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 10 (0.34%) PMI Certification
16 9 (0.30%) Numerate Degree
17 8 (0.27%) ISEB
18 7 (0.24%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 92 (3.10%) QA
2 57 (1.92%) SLA
3 52 (1.75%) Data Quality
4 32 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 23 (0.77%) PCI DSS
6 18 (0.61%) PMO
7 16 (0.54%) GDPR
8 8 (0.27%) COBIT
9 6 (0.20%) ISO 9001
10 5 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 2 (0.067%) ISO 14001
12 1 (0.034%) BS7666
12 1 (0.034%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 1 (0.034%) NCSC
12 1 (0.034%) NIST
12 1 (0.034%) PSD2
12 1 (0.034%) RMADS
System Software
1 215 (7.23%) Active Directory
2 152 (5.11%) Docker
3 141 (4.74%) VMware Infrastructure
4 100 (3.36%) Hyper-V
5 35 (1.18%) Oracle RAC
6 33 (1.11%) Microsoft App-V
7 32 (1.08%) vSphere
8 19 (0.64%) Firmware
9 17 (0.57%) VMware ESXi
10 14 (0.47%) Virtual Machines
11 9 (0.30%) XenApp
12 6 (0.20%) Terminal Server
12 6 (0.20%) Terminal Services
12 6 (0.20%) Virtual Servers
13 5 (0.17%) XenDesktop
14 4 (0.13%) NFS
14 4 (0.13%) vCloud
14 4 (0.13%) VMware NSX
15 3 (0.10%) Citrix Hypervisor
16 2 (0.067%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 74 (2.49%) Kubernetes
2 61 (2.05%) Ansible
2 61 (2.05%) Puppet
3 57 (1.92%) Opscode Chef
4 42 (1.41%) SCCM
5 29 (0.98%) IBM BigFix
5 29 (0.98%) Terraform
6 26 (0.87%) SCOM
7 21 (0.71%) Microsoft Clustering
8 20 (0.67%) Kibana
9 15 (0.50%) BMC PATROL
9 15 (0.50%) vCenter Server
10 12 (0.40%) Data Guard
11 11 (0.37%) WSUS
12 10 (0.34%) Docker Swarm
12 10 (0.34%) Red Hat Satellite
13 9 (0.30%) HP Quality Center
13 9 (0.30%) Single Sign-On
14 8 (0.27%) Failover Clustering
14 8 (0.27%) Netcool
Vendors
1 1,207 (40.61%) Microsoft
2 326 (10.97%) Oracle
3 176 (5.92%) VMware
4 124 (4.17%) SAP
5 81 (2.73%) Citrix
6 76 (2.56%) Cisco
7 57 (1.92%) Tableau
8 53 (1.78%) Zend
9 47 (1.58%) Google
10 42 (1.41%) IBM
11 34 (1.14%) Xamarin
12 33 (1.11%) Atlassian
13 31 (1.04%) Aruba
14 30 (1.01%) HP
15 29 (0.98%) Red Hat
16 24 (0.81%) Salesforce.com
16 24 (0.81%) ServiceNow
17 21 (0.71%) Dell
18 20 (0.67%) Veeam
19 19 (0.64%) Telerik