Period
to 26 September 2018

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 26 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
England > South East
6 months to
26 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 12 10 10
Rank change year-on-year -2 0 -4
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 4,163 4,686 6,010
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 14.07% 16.04% 16.77%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 48.96% 51.57% 54.97%
Number of salaries quoted 3,678 4,300 5,638
South East median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - -
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £63,750 £62,500 £61,250
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +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 8,502 9,087 10,933
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 28.74% 31.10% 30.51%
Number of salaries quoted 7,156 7,753 9,623
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £66,250 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +2.04% +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 26 September 2018.

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 26 September 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
Thames Valley +4 1,826 £45,000 +5.88% 270
Berkshire +7 964 £50,000 +11.11% 108
Hampshire -2 936 £42,500 +6.25% 109
Surrey -3 718 £46,000 -3.16% 80
Buckinghamshire +2 474 £45,000 +5.88% 78
Oxfordshire -2 391 £45,000 +12.50% 84
West Sussex -7 294 £43,500 +8.75% 35
Kent -1 201 £37,500 -6.25% 52
East Sussex -17 162 £42,500 - 35
Middlesex +22 15 £55,000 +37.50% 1
Sussex -2 4 £27,500 -21.43% 1
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 South East region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 2,483 (59.64%) .NET
2 2,421 (58.16%) C#
3 1,959 (47.06%) SQL
4 1,674 (40.21%) Microsoft
5 1,535 (36.87%) Agile Software Development
6 1,492 (35.84%) JavaScript
7 1,489 (35.77%) ASP.NET
8 1,445 (34.71%) MVC
9 1,106 (26.57%) HTML
10 1,016 (24.41%) CSS
11 901 (21.64%) Microsoft Azure
12 891 (21.40%) ASP.NET MVC
13 862 (20.71%) Windows
14 759 (18.23%) T-SQL
15 747 (17.94%) AngularJS
16 682 (16.38%) .NET Framework
17 658 (15.81%) jQuery
18 627 (15.06%) ASP.NET Web API
19 607 (14.58%) TDD
20 584 (14.03%) Web Services
21 581 (13.96%) Oracle
22 550 (13.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
23 541 (13.00%) Degree
24 531 (12.76%) WCF
24 531 (12.76%) Scrum
25 522 (12.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
26 497 (11.94%) Finance
27 472 (11.34%) Business Intelligence
28 471 (11.31%) Git (software)
29 465 (11.17%) Problem-Solving

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
1 414 (9.94%) IIS
2 135 (3.24%) SharePoint
3 82 (1.97%) MS Exchange
4 73 (1.75%) CMS
5 70 (1.68%) Apache
6 65 (1.56%) BizTalk Server
7 59 (1.42%) Confluence
8 55 (1.32%) WebLogic
9 54 (1.30%) JBoss
10 52 (1.25%) Tomcat
11 43 (1.03%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 40 (0.96%) Elasticsearch
13 38 (0.91%) WebSphere
14 30 (0.72%) Skype for Business
15 28 (0.67%) Umbraco
16 24 (0.58%) Apache Spark
16 24 (0.58%) NServiceBus
17 16 (0.38%) Sitecore CMS
18 15 (0.36%) EPiServer
19 12 (0.29%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 177 (4.25%) Microsoft Excel
2 121 (2.91%) Microsoft Office
3 13 (0.31%) MS Visio
4 8 (0.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.12%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.096%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.072%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.048%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.048%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.048%) EngageOne
8 2 (0.048%) Mingle
9 1 (0.024%) Abaqus
9 1 (0.024%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.024%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.024%) Mathcad
Business Applications
1 70 (1.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 27 (0.65%) Dynamics AX
3 16 (0.38%) Dynamics NAV
4 14 (0.34%) SAP ERP
5 9 (0.22%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 8 (0.19%) NetSuite
7 6 (0.14%) Sage 200
8 5 (0.12%) Elite 3E
8 5 (0.12%) Magento
8 5 (0.12%) Oracle Cash Management
9 4 (0.096%) Oracle EBS
9 4 (0.096%) Oracle EBS R12
9 4 (0.096%) SAP S/4HANA
9 4 (0.096%) Scribe Insight
9 4 (0.096%) TRIRIGA
10 2 (0.048%) BPCS
10 2 (0.048%) BusinessWorks
10 2 (0.048%) Infor M3
10 2 (0.048%) TIBCO iProcess
10 2 (0.048%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 901 (21.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 319 (7.66%) Amazon AWS
3 148 (3.56%) SaaS
4 124 (2.98%) PaaS
5 122 (2.93%) Office 365
6 79 (1.90%) IaaS
7 59 (1.42%) GitHub
8 31 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
9 30 (0.72%) Azure Data Factory
10 28 (0.67%) Google Analytics
11 24 (0.58%) npm
12 22 (0.53%) Dynamics 365
12 22 (0.53%) Google Cloud Platform
12 22 (0.53%) Serverless
13 18 (0.43%) Azure Functions
14 17 (0.41%) Boomi
15 12 (0.29%) IBM Cloud
16 11 (0.26%) Google Play
17 8 (0.19%) Azure Active Directory
17 8 (0.19%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 140 (3.36%) Firewall
2 126 (3.03%) DNS
3 116 (2.79%) Internet
4 97 (2.33%) TCP/IP
5 69 (1.66%) DHCP
6 67 (1.61%) SAN
7 58 (1.39%) VPN
8 53 (1.27%) WAN
9 51 (1.23%) LAN
10 28 (0.67%) Intranet
10 28 (0.67%) Skype
11 24 (0.58%) VoIP
12 23 (0.55%) NAS
13 22 (0.53%) Network Security
14 19 (0.46%) HTTP
15 18 (0.43%) SMS
15 18 (0.43%) VLAN
16 17 (0.41%) WebEx
17 14 (0.34%) SMTP
18 13 (0.31%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 550 (13.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 522 (12.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 358 (8.60%) SQL Server 2016
4 310 (7.45%) Relational Database
5 274 (6.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 265 (6.37%) SQL Server 2008
7 256 (6.15%) MySQL
8 255 (6.13%) Data Warehouse
9 246 (5.91%) SQL Server 2012
10 245 (5.89%) NoSQL
11 210 (5.04%) Power BI
12 168 (4.04%) Oracle Database
12 168 (4.04%) RDBMS
13 139 (3.34%) MongoDB
14 98 (2.35%) PostgreSQL
15 92 (2.21%) Big Data
16 85 (2.04%) SQL Server 2014
17 74 (1.78%) SQL Server 2005
18 73 (1.75%) Azure SQL Database
19 50 (1.20%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 471 (11.31%) Git (software)
2 415 (9.97%) Visual Studio
3 258 (6.20%) Team Foundation Server
4 188 (4.52%) JIRA
5 139 (3.34%) TeamCity
6 102 (2.45%) NUnit
6 102 (2.45%) Subversion
7 100 (2.40%) Jenkins
8 85 (2.04%) Octopus Deploy
9 80 (1.92%) Selenium
10 72 (1.73%) Visual Studio Team System
11 66 (1.59%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 55 (1.32%) webpack
13 45 (1.08%) MSTest
14 40 (0.96%) Maven
15 31 (0.74%) Eclipse
16 27 (0.65%) Bitbucket
16 27 (0.65%) SpecFlow
17 25 (0.60%) ReSharper
18 24 (0.58%) MSBuild
General
1 497 (11.94%) Finance
2 174 (4.18%) Retail
3 154 (3.70%) Marketing
4 127 (3.05%) Advertising
5 79 (1.90%) Games
6 57 (1.37%) Telecoms
7 56 (1.35%) Banking
8 53 (1.27%) Back Office
9 48 (1.15%) Manufacturing
10 38 (0.91%) Publishing
11 32 (0.77%) Automotive
12 31 (0.74%) Legal
13 30 (0.72%) Electronics
13 30 (0.72%) German Language
14 20 (0.48%) French Language
15 19 (0.46%) Music Industry
15 19 (0.46%) Spanish Language
16 18 (0.43%) Russian Language
17 8 (0.19%) Billing
17 8 (0.19%) Law
Job Titles
1 2,506 (60.20%) Developer
2 1,268 (30.46%) .NET Developer
3 763 (18.33%) C# Developer
4 600 (14.41%) Software Developer
5 550 (13.21%) C# .NET Developer
6 385 (9.25%) Analyst
7 377 (9.06%) Senior Developer
8 356 (8.55%) SQL Developer
9 341 (8.19%) .NET Software Developer
10 299 (7.18%) C# Software Developer
11 281 (6.75%) DBA
12 243 (5.84%) ASP.NET Developer
13 231 (5.55%) SQL DBA
14 214 (5.14%) C# ASP.NET Developer
15 202 (4.85%) Junior
16 180 (4.32%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
17 177 (4.25%) Senior .NET Developer
18 155 (3.72%) Junior Developer
19 152 (3.65%) Full Stack Developer
20 148 (3.56%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,483 (59.64%) .NET
2 1,489 (35.77%) ASP.NET
3 1,106 (26.57%) HTML
4 1,016 (24.41%) CSS
5 891 (21.40%) ASP.NET MVC
6 747 (17.94%) AngularJS
7 682 (16.38%) .NET Framework
8 658 (15.81%) jQuery
9 627 (15.06%) ASP.NET Web API
10 584 (14.03%) Web Services
11 531 (12.76%) WCF
12 368 (8.84%) WPF
13 351 (8.43%) XML
14 345 (8.29%) HTML5
15 340 (8.17%) Entity Framework
16 321 (7.71%) RESTful
17 254 (6.10%) REST
17 254 (6.10%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 221 (5.31%) SOAP
19 213 (5.12%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 324 (7.78%) Greenfield Project
2 310 (7.45%) Computer Science
3 224 (5.38%) Analytical Skills
4 160 (3.84%) Mobile App
5 158 (3.80%) Enterprise Software
6 136 (3.27%) Self-Motivation
7 85 (2.04%) Management Information System
8 83 (1.99%) Private Cloud
9 77 (1.85%) User Experience
10 73 (1.75%) Clustering
11 71 (1.71%) Driving Licence
12 70 (1.68%) Data Centre
13 60 (1.44%) Replication
14 54 (1.30%) Fintech
15 42 (1.01%) Algorithms
16 41 (0.98%) Social Media
17 38 (0.91%) N-Tier
18 32 (0.77%) Client/Server
18 32 (0.77%) Public Cloud
19 30 (0.72%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 862 (20.71%) Windows
2 397 (9.54%) Windows Server
3 375 (9.01%) Linux
4 159 (3.82%) Apple iOS
5 129 (3.10%) Android
6 120 (2.88%) Unix
7 106 (2.55%) Windows Server 2012
8 100 (2.40%) Windows Server 2008
9 47 (1.13%) Windows 10
10 46 (1.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 33 (0.79%) Windows 7
12 19 (0.46%) Windows 8
13 15 (0.36%) Ubuntu
14 11 (0.26%) Windows Server 2003
14 11 (0.26%) Windows XP
15 10 (0.24%) CentOS
15 10 (0.24%) VMS
16 5 (0.12%) Solaris
16 5 (0.12%) Windows Embedded Compact
17 3 (0.072%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,535 (36.87%) Agile Software Development
2 1,445 (34.71%) MVC
3 607 (14.58%) TDD
4 531 (12.76%) Scrum
5 472 (11.34%) Business Intelligence
6 465 (11.17%) Problem-Solving
7 446 (10.71%) OO
8 391 (9.39%) Software Engineering
9 373 (8.96%) Web Development
10 346 (8.31%) Continuous Integration
10 346 (8.31%) SDLC
11 317 (7.61%) BDD
12 289 (6.94%) Web Application Development
13 263 (6.32%) ETL
14 261 (6.27%) Test Automation
15 255 (6.13%) Unit Testing
16 226 (5.43%) CRM
17 225 (5.40%) DevOps
18 210 (5.04%) Mentoring
19 207 (4.97%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 2,421 (58.16%) C#
2 1,959 (47.06%) SQL
3 1,492 (35.84%) JavaScript
4 759 (18.23%) T-SQL
5 378 (9.08%) Java
6 237 (5.69%) VB.NET
7 217 (5.21%) PowerShell
8 148 (3.56%) Ruby
9 137 (3.29%) Python
10 130 (3.12%) PHP
11 117 (2.81%) TypeScript
12 115 (2.76%) C++
13 82 (1.97%) PL/SQL
14 65 (1.56%) C
15 64 (1.54%) VB
16 60 (1.44%) VBA
17 47 (1.13%) Java 8
18 32 (0.77%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
18 32 (0.77%) VBScript
19 28 (0.67%) R
Qualifications
1 541 (13.00%) Degree
2 145 (3.48%) Computer Science Degree
3 116 (2.79%) Microsoft Certification
4 82 (1.97%) MCSE
5 56 (1.35%) Security Cleared
6 39 (0.94%) SC Cleared
7 38 (0.91%) MCSA
8 32 (0.77%) ITIL Certification
9 27 (0.65%) ISEB
10 26 (0.62%) ISTQB
11 18 (0.43%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 17 (0.41%) PMI Certification
13 16 (0.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 15 (0.36%) Master's Degree
15 13 (0.31%) MCITP
15 13 (0.31%) TOGAF Certification
16 12 (0.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 12 (0.29%) MCP
16 12 (0.29%) MCSD
17 9 (0.22%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 98 (2.35%) QA
2 69 (1.66%) SLA
3 51 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 48 (1.15%) Data Quality
5 39 (0.94%) PCI DSS
6 20 (0.48%) GDPR
7 18 (0.43%) ISO 9001
8 8 (0.19%) PMO
9 6 (0.14%) ISO 14001
9 6 (0.14%) WAI
10 5 (0.12%) HL7
11 4 (0.096%) GAMP
12 3 (0.072%) EFQM
12 3 (0.072%) ISO 8583
12 3 (0.072%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 2 (0.048%) COBIT
13 2 (0.048%) DICOM
13 2 (0.048%) WCAG
System Software
1 350 (8.41%) Active Directory
2 194 (4.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 181 (4.35%) Hyper-V
4 111 (2.67%) Docker
5 62 (1.49%) VMware ESXi
6 36 (0.86%) Virtual Machines
7 26 (0.62%) vSphere
8 25 (0.60%) Firmware
9 24 (0.58%) Oracle RAC
10 12 (0.29%) Virtual Servers
11 11 (0.26%) Terminal Server
12 9 (0.22%) KVM
13 8 (0.19%) HDFS
13 8 (0.19%) ProxySG
14 7 (0.17%) Virtual Desktop
15 5 (0.12%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 4 (0.096%) LXC
16 4 (0.096%) NFS
16 4 (0.096%) Terminal Services
16 4 (0.096%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 65 (1.56%) Ansible
2 57 (1.37%) SCCM
3 51 (1.23%) SCOM
4 42 (1.01%) vCenter Server
5 36 (0.86%) Kubernetes
6 33 (0.79%) Microsoft Clustering
6 33 (0.79%) Opscode Chef
7 32 (0.77%) Puppet
8 20 (0.48%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 19 (0.46%) Kibana
10 17 (0.41%) Data Guard
11 16 (0.38%) Failover Clustering
12 13 (0.31%) Single Sign-On
13 9 (0.22%) Grafana
13 9 (0.22%) Nagios
13 9 (0.22%) Oracle RMAN
13 9 (0.22%) SCSM
13 9 (0.22%) SCVMM
13 9 (0.22%) Terraform
14 7 (0.17%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 1,674 (40.21%) Microsoft
2 581 (13.96%) Oracle
3 251 (6.03%) VMware
4 99 (2.38%) ServiceNow
5 98 (2.35%) Google
6 91 (2.19%) Tableau
7 88 (2.11%) Xamarin
8 83 (1.99%) Cisco
9 69 (1.66%) SAP
10 59 (1.42%) Citrix
11 55 (1.32%) BMC
12 52 (1.25%) SolarWinds
13 47 (1.13%) Red Hat
14 43 (1.03%) Salesforce.com
15 35 (0.84%) Sitecore
16 33 (0.79%) IBM
17 29 (0.70%) Telerik
18 28 (0.67%) Dell
18 28 (0.67%) HP
19 25 (0.60%) Sybase