Period
to 24 September 2017

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 24 September 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
England > South East
6 months to
24 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 10 10 6
Rank change year-on-year 0 -4 -1
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 4599 5997 7656
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 16.02% 16.73% 18.07%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 51.49% 54.89% 56.10%
Number of salaries quoted 4225 5635 7067
South East median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 8931 10926 13646
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 31.11% 30.48% 32.20%
Number of salaries quoted 7627 9619 11698
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.66%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,175
90th Percentile £66,250 £65,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £49,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.16% +5.56% -

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 24 September 2017.

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 24 September 2017. 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 -1 1706 £42,500 - 89
Surrey 0 949 £47,500 +2.15% 33
Hampshire -2 936 £40,000 +2.56% 41
Berkshire -4 770 £45,000 - 38
Buckinghamshire +4 541 £42,500 - 23
West Sussex 0 487 £40,000 -11.11% 13
Oxfordshire 0 412 £40,000 -5.88% 28
Kent 0 282 £40,000 -5.88% 13
East Sussex -13 207 £42,500 +0.58% 9
Isle of Wight +5 7 £24,000 -27.82%
Middlesex -18 7 £40,000 -
Sussex -6 3 £35,000 -6.67%
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 South East region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 2942 (63.97%) .NET
2 2794 (60.75%) C#
3 2261 (49.16%) SQL
4 1967 (42.77%) ASP.NET
5 1896 (41.23%) Microsoft
6 1850 (40.23%) Agile Software Development
7 1757 (38.20%) MVC
8 1617 (35.16%) JavaScript
9 1343 (29.20%) HTML
10 1214 (26.40%) ASP.NET MVC
11 1206 (26.22%) CSS
12 1076 (23.40%) Windows
13 940 (20.44%) TDD
14 867 (18.85%) jQuery
15 832 (18.09%) T-SQL
16 818 (17.79%) AngularJS
17 809 (17.59%) .NET Framework
18 739 (16.07%) Finance
19 733 (15.94%) ASP.NET Web API
20 699 (15.20%) Scrum
21 664 (14.44%) Web Services
22 651 (14.16%) WCF
23 614 (13.35%) Microsoft Azure
24 601 (13.07%) OO
25 595 (12.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
26 589 (12.81%) Degree
27 545 (11.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
28 531 (11.55%) Web Application Development
29 527 (11.46%) Business Intelligence
30 526 (11.44%) Oracle

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
1 377 (8.20%) IIS
2 215 (4.67%) SharePoint
3 195 (4.24%) MS Exchange
4 153 (3.33%) CMS
5 131 (2.85%) BizTalk Server
6 103 (2.24%) Elasticsearch
7 91 (1.98%) Apache
8 85 (1.85%) Sitecore CMS
9 66 (1.44%) Tomcat
10 60 (1.30%) Umbraco
11 52 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2010
12 50 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2013
13 40 (0.87%) Drupal
14 37 (0.80%) SharePoint Server
14 37 (0.80%) Skype for Business
14 37 (0.80%) WordPress
15 31 (0.67%) Confluence
15 31 (0.67%) JBoss
16 24 (0.52%) Apache Solr
17 23 (0.50%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 168 (3.65%) Microsoft Excel
2 129 (2.80%) Microsoft Office
3 29 (0.63%) MS Visio
4 15 (0.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 9 (0.20%) Microsoft Project
6 6 (0.13%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.065%) SOLIDWORKS
7 3 (0.065%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.022%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.022%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.022%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 74 (1.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 43 (0.93%) Dynamics AX
3 23 (0.50%) Dynamics NAV
4 10 (0.22%) Adobe Campaign
5 8 (0.17%) Infor M3
6 7 (0.15%) Eloqua
7 6 (0.13%) Dynamics GP
7 6 (0.13%) nopCommerce
7 6 (0.13%) SAP CO
7 6 (0.13%) SAP FI
7 6 (0.13%) SAP FI/CO
7 6 (0.13%) SAP FSCM
7 6 (0.13%) SAP MM
7 6 (0.13%) SAP PS
7 6 (0.13%) SAP SD
8 5 (0.11%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 4 (0.087%) Raiser's Edge
10 3 (0.065%) Cerner Millennium
10 3 (0.065%) Epicor Vantage
10 3 (0.065%) Hyperion Planning
Cloud Services
1 614 (13.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 217 (4.72%) Amazon AWS
3 151 (3.28%) Office 365
3 151 (3.28%) SaaS
4 60 (1.30%) IaaS
5 52 (1.13%) PaaS
6 30 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
7 29 (0.63%) GitHub
8 26 (0.57%) Amazon EC2
9 19 (0.41%) Dynamics 365
10 16 (0.35%) npm
11 14 (0.30%) Amazon S3
11 14 (0.30%) Azure Machine Learning
12 12 (0.26%) Amazon ELB
13 10 (0.22%) Azure Data Factory
13 10 (0.22%) Trello
14 9 (0.20%) Google Analytics
14 9 (0.20%) IBM Cloud
14 9 (0.20%) SoftLayer
15 8 (0.17%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 225 (4.89%) Internet
2 209 (4.54%) Firewall
3 156 (3.39%) TCP/IP
4 145 (3.15%) DNS
5 115 (2.50%) SAN
6 90 (1.96%) HTTP
7 71 (1.54%) LAN
8 68 (1.48%) WAN
9 67 (1.46%) DHCP
10 58 (1.26%) VPN
11 48 (1.04%) VLAN
12 45 (0.98%) NAS
12 45 (0.98%) Remote Desktop
13 37 (0.80%) Skype
13 37 (0.80%) VoIP
14 36 (0.78%) Broadband
15 32 (0.70%) Cisco ASA
16 30 (0.65%) Intranet
17 29 (0.63%) SMTP
18 27 (0.59%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 595 (12.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 545 (11.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 508 (11.05%) SQL Server 2008
4 497 (10.81%) SQL Server 2016
5 363 (7.89%) Relational Database
6 332 (7.22%) NoSQL
7 318 (6.91%) MySQL
8 274 (5.96%) SQL Server 2014
9 263 (5.72%) Data Warehouse
10 258 (5.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 256 (5.57%) SQL Server 2012
12 209 (4.54%) MongoDB
13 197 (4.28%) Power BI
14 112 (2.44%) RDBMS
15 101 (2.20%) SQL Server 2005
16 95 (2.07%) Big Data
17 92 (2.00%) Oracle Database
18 87 (1.89%) PostgreSQL
19 70 (1.52%) Microsoft Analysis Services
20 63 (1.37%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 493 (10.72%) Team Foundation Server
2 447 (9.72%) Visual Studio
3 412 (8.96%) Git (software)
4 276 (6.00%) NUnit
5 183 (3.98%) Subversion
6 162 (3.52%) JIRA
7 129 (2.80%) TeamCity
8 95 (2.07%) Moq
9 86 (1.87%) Selenium
10 57 (1.24%) Jenkins
11 54 (1.17%) MSTest
11 54 (1.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 52 (1.13%) Octopus Deploy
13 51 (1.11%) Rhino Mocks
14 34 (0.74%) Bugzilla
15 33 (0.72%) Maven
15 33 (0.72%) Trac
16 31 (0.67%) JSUnit
17 26 (0.57%) SpecFlow
18 22 (0.48%) ReSharper
General
1 739 (16.07%) Finance
2 216 (4.70%) Retail
3 197 (4.28%) Marketing
4 145 (3.15%) Telecoms
5 131 (2.85%) Games
6 100 (2.17%) Advertising
7 95 (2.07%) Manufacturing
8 88 (1.91%) Banking
9 72 (1.57%) Electronics
10 70 (1.52%) Back Office
11 43 (0.93%) Automotive
11 43 (0.93%) Publishing
12 42 (0.91%) Music Industry
13 38 (0.83%) Legal
14 32 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
15 19 (0.41%) Investment Banking
16 12 (0.26%) French Language
16 12 (0.26%) German Language
17 7 (0.15%) Billing
18 6 (0.13%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 2978 (64.75%) Developer
2 1728 (37.57%) .NET Developer
3 1051 (22.85%) C# Developer
4 737 (16.03%) C# .NET Developer
5 556 (12.09%) Software Developer
6 465 (10.11%) ASP.NET Developer
7 464 (10.09%) Senior Developer
8 455 (9.89%) SQL Developer
9 386 (8.39%) Analyst
10 365 (7.94%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 326 (7.09%) C# Software Developer
12 321 (6.98%) .NET Software Developer
13 313 (6.81%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
14 255 (5.54%) Senior .NET Developer
15 241 (5.24%) Web Developer
16 230 (5.00%) Junior
17 209 (4.54%) DBA
18 192 (4.17%) Administrator
19 191 (4.15%) Junior Developer
20 170 (3.70%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2942 (63.97%) .NET
2 1967 (42.77%) ASP.NET
3 1343 (29.20%) HTML
4 1214 (26.40%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1206 (26.22%) CSS
6 867 (18.85%) jQuery
7 818 (17.79%) AngularJS
8 809 (17.59%) .NET Framework
9 733 (15.94%) ASP.NET Web API
10 664 (14.44%) Web Services
11 651 (14.16%) WCF
12 497 (10.81%) ASP.NET MVC 5
13 485 (10.55%) RESTful
14 466 (10.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 463 (10.07%) XML
16 454 (9.87%) Entity Framework
17 417 (9.07%) HTML5
18 411 (8.94%) WPF
19 346 (7.52%) KnockoutJS
20 304 (6.61%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 320 (6.96%) Greenfield Project
2 284 (6.18%) Analytical Skills
3 276 (6.00%) Computer Science
4 170 (3.70%) Clustering
5 145 (3.15%) Enterprise Software
6 104 (2.26%) User Experience
7 102 (2.22%) Mobile App
8 93 (2.02%) Fintech
9 77 (1.67%) Replication
10 71 (1.54%) Management Information System
11 62 (1.35%) N-Tier
12 60 (1.30%) Data Centre
13 49 (1.07%) Driving Licence
14 37 (0.80%) iPad
15 36 (0.78%) Client/Server
16 30 (0.65%) Tandem
16 30 (0.65%) W3C
17 28 (0.61%) Social Media
18 21 (0.46%) FMCG
19 20 (0.43%) Digital TV
Operating Systems
1 1076 (23.40%) Windows
2 497 (10.81%) Windows Server
3 338 (7.35%) Linux
4 217 (4.72%) Windows Server 2008
5 174 (3.78%) Windows Server 2012
6 124 (2.70%) Android
7 95 (2.07%) Apple iOS
8 80 (1.74%) Windows 7
9 64 (1.39%) Windows 10
10 58 (1.26%) Unix
11 47 (1.02%) Windows Server 2003
12 41 (0.89%) CentOS
12 41 (0.89%) Windows 8
13 21 (0.46%) Ubuntu
14 20 (0.43%) Mac OS X
14 20 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 14 (0.30%) zOS
16 9 (0.20%) Debian
17 7 (0.15%) Windows XP
18 5 (0.11%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1850 (40.23%) Agile Software Development
2 1757 (38.20%) MVC
3 940 (20.44%) TDD
4 699 (15.20%) Scrum
5 601 (13.07%) OO
6 531 (11.55%) Web Application Development
7 527 (11.46%) Business Intelligence
8 520 (11.31%) Web Development
9 492 (10.70%) BDD
10 395 (8.59%) Software Engineering
11 360 (7.83%) Continuous Integration
12 343 (7.46%) Test Automation
13 319 (6.94%) Unit Testing
14 317 (6.89%) SDLC
15 234 (5.09%) Performance Tuning
16 223 (4.85%) OOP
17 196 (4.26%) ETL
18 192 (4.17%) ITIL
19 190 (4.13%) Kanban
20 189 (4.11%) Dependency Injection
Programming Languages
1 2794 (60.75%) C#
2 2261 (49.16%) SQL
3 1617 (35.16%) JavaScript
4 832 (18.09%) T-SQL
5 383 (8.33%) VB.NET
6 349 (7.59%) Java
7 264 (5.74%) Ruby
8 221 (4.81%) PowerShell
9 187 (4.07%) PHP
10 134 (2.91%) C++
11 110 (2.39%) Python
12 107 (2.33%) VB
13 76 (1.65%) TypeScript
14 62 (1.35%) C
15 50 (1.09%) PL/SQL
16 43 (0.93%) F#
17 37 (0.80%) Bash Shell
18 35 (0.76%) VBA
19 34 (0.74%) Perl
20 31 (0.67%) VB6
Qualifications
1 589 (12.81%) Degree
2 243 (5.28%) Microsoft Certification
3 107 (2.33%) MCSE
4 87 (1.89%) MCSA
5 86 (1.87%) Computer Science Degree
6 66 (1.44%) Security Cleared
7 55 (1.20%) Cisco Certification
8 39 (0.85%) CCNA
9 34 (0.74%) SC Cleared
10 33 (0.72%) MCP
10 33 (0.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 29 (0.63%) MCITP
12 28 (0.61%) MCTS
13 20 (0.43%) ITIL Certification
14 19 (0.41%) CCA
15 18 (0.39%) Citrix Certification
16 15 (0.33%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
17 14 (0.30%) ISEB
18 13 (0.28%) CCNP
18 13 (0.28%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 175 (3.81%) QA
2 131 (2.85%) SLA
3 60 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 42 (0.91%) Data Quality
5 36 (0.78%) ISO 9001
6 34 (0.74%) PCI DSS
7 8 (0.17%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 8 (0.17%) GAMP
8 6 (0.13%) HL7
9 5 (0.11%) GDPR
9 5 (0.11%) GPG13
10 4 (0.087%) Disclosure Scotland
10 4 (0.087%) ISO 22301
10 4 (0.087%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 4 (0.087%) PMO
10 4 (0.087%) WCAG
11 1 (0.022%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 389 (8.46%) Active Directory
2 213 (4.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 136 (2.96%) Hyper-V
4 66 (1.44%) vSphere
5 56 (1.22%) VMware ESXi
6 48 (1.04%) Docker
7 41 (0.89%) XenApp
8 27 (0.59%) Terminal Services
9 26 (0.57%) Virtual Machines
10 18 (0.39%) Virtual Servers
11 14 (0.30%) KVM
12 13 (0.28%) VMware Workstation
12 13 (0.28%) XenServer
13 12 (0.26%) Oracle RAC
14 11 (0.24%) MetaFrame
15 7 (0.15%) Firmware
15 7 (0.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 6 (0.13%) Microsoft App-V
17 5 (0.11%) ISA Server
18 4 (0.087%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 70 (1.52%) SCCM
2 68 (1.48%) WSUS
3 51 (1.11%) Kibana
4 37 (0.80%) vCenter Server
5 33 (0.72%) Backup Exec
6 31 (0.67%) Business Desktop Deployment
6 31 (0.67%) Puppet
7 29 (0.63%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 28 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
9 27 (0.59%) Ansible
10 26 (0.57%) SCOM
11 18 (0.39%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 18 (0.39%) Tivoli
12 17 (0.37%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 17 (0.37%) ZABBIX
13 16 (0.35%) Microsoft Clustering
14 15 (0.33%) FortiGate
15 14 (0.30%) Nagios
15 14 (0.30%) SCDPM
16 13 (0.28%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 1896 (41.23%) Microsoft
2 526 (11.44%) Oracle
3 310 (6.74%) VMware
4 183 (3.98%) Cisco
5 129 (2.80%) SAP
6 109 (2.37%) Citrix
7 88 (1.91%) Sitecore
8 83 (1.80%) IBM
9 80 (1.74%) Tableau
10 63 (1.37%) HP
11 61 (1.33%) Xamarin
12 57 (1.24%) Google
13 55 (1.20%) Facebook
14 42 (0.91%) Telerik
15 38 (0.83%) Apple
16 35 (0.76%) Dell
17 33 (0.72%) Symantec
18 32 (0.70%) Cognos
19 31 (0.67%) EMC
19 31 (0.67%) F5