Period
to 14 November 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 14 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
England > South East
6 months to
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 13 10 10
Rank change year-on-year -3 0 -3
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 3,988 5,004 5,664
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 13.79% 16.36% 16.10%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 47.40% 52.21% 54.88%
Number of salaries quoted 3,541 4,610 5,264
South East median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - -
10th Percentile £28,750 £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 8,414 9,584 10,321
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 29.09% 31.34% 29.34%
Number of salaries quoted 7,034 8,245 9,060
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +4.65%
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,500 £28,000
90th Percentile £72,175 £66,050 £65,000
England median annual salary £51,050 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +2.10% +5.26% +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 14 November 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 14 November 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 1,722 £45,000 +5.88% 248
Hampshire -2 946 £42,500 +6.25% 134
Berkshire +7 900 £50,000 +11.11% 125
Surrey -4 657 £47,500 - 80
Buckinghamshire +2 469 £42,500 -2.30% 71
Oxfordshire -1 355 £45,000 +9.76% 52
West Sussex -9 284 £45,000 +5.88% 29
East Sussex -8 183 £42,500 +6.25% 23
Kent -3 177 £37,500 -11.76% 70
Middlesex +12 13 £62,500 +56.25% 3
Sussex +2 1 £25,000 -41.18%
Home Counties - 1 £65,000 -
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 14 November 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 2,318 (58.12%) .NET
2 2,257 (56.59%) C#
3 1,923 (48.22%) SQL
4 1,521 (38.14%) Microsoft
5 1,440 (36.11%) JavaScript
6 1,437 (36.03%) Agile Software Development
7 1,367 (34.28%) MVC
8 1,366 (34.25%) ASP.NET
9 1,103 (27.66%) HTML
10 1,011 (25.35%) CSS
11 873 (21.89%) Windows
12 838 (21.01%) Microsoft Azure
13 801 (20.09%) ASP.NET MVC
14 723 (18.13%) AngularJS
15 716 (17.95%) T-SQL
16 652 (16.35%) jQuery
17 630 (15.80%) .NET Framework
18 570 (14.29%) Web Services
19 566 (14.19%) Oracle
20 555 (13.92%) Degree
21 544 (13.64%) TDD
22 539 (13.52%) ASP.NET Web API
23 519 (13.01%) Scrum
24 483 (12.11%) WCF
25 477 (11.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
26 466 (11.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
27 455 (11.41%) Business Intelligence
28 448 (11.23%) IIS
29 447 (11.21%) Problem-Solving
30 443 (11.11%) Git (software)

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
1 448 (11.23%) IIS
2 148 (3.71%) SharePoint
3 87 (2.18%) MS Exchange
4 72 (1.81%) Apache
5 71 (1.78%) Tomcat
6 68 (1.71%) CMS
7 64 (1.60%) BizTalk Server
8 62 (1.55%) Confluence
9 54 (1.35%) Elasticsearch
10 48 (1.20%) JBoss
11 43 (1.08%) WebLogic
12 38 (0.95%) Apache Spark
13 29 (0.73%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 29 (0.73%) Skype for Business
13 29 (0.73%) Umbraco
14 26 (0.65%) WebSphere
15 22 (0.55%) Sitecore CMS
16 21 (0.53%) NServiceBus
17 19 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2010
18 18 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 147 (3.69%) Microsoft Excel
2 125 (3.13%) Microsoft Office
3 13 (0.33%) MS Visio
4 11 (0.28%) Photoshop
5 10 (0.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 7 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
7 5 (0.13%) Microsoft Project
8 4 (0.10%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 4 (0.10%) EngageOne
8 4 (0.10%) Fireworks
9 2 (0.050%) Acrobat
9 2 (0.050%) Mingle
10 1 (0.025%) Abaqus
10 1 (0.025%) Chatbot
10 1 (0.025%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.025%) Mathcad
10 1 (0.025%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 61 (1.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
3 12 (0.30%) Dynamics NAV
4 11 (0.28%) SAP ERP
5 7 (0.18%) Magento
5 7 (0.18%) Oracle Cash Management
6 6 (0.15%) Sage 200
6 6 (0.15%) SAP S/4HANA
7 4 (0.10%) NetSuite
7 4 (0.10%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 4 (0.10%) Scribe Insight
7 4 (0.10%) TRIRIGA
8 3 (0.075%) BusinessWorks
8 3 (0.075%) TIBCO iProcess
9 2 (0.050%) Infor M3
9 2 (0.050%) Visualfiles
10 1 (0.025%) Adobe Campaign
10 1 (0.025%) nopCommerce
10 1 (0.025%) Remedy ITSM
10 1 (0.025%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 838 (21.01%) Microsoft Azure
2 325 (8.15%) Amazon AWS
3 163 (4.09%) SaaS
4 125 (3.13%) PaaS
5 112 (2.81%) Office 365
6 87 (2.18%) IaaS
7 75 (1.88%) GitHub
8 38 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
9 34 (0.85%) Serverless
10 31 (0.78%) Azure Data Factory
11 29 (0.73%) Google Analytics
12 26 (0.65%) Azure Functions
13 24 (0.60%) Dynamics 365
14 21 (0.53%) npm
15 18 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
16 17 (0.43%) Google Cloud Platform
17 13 (0.33%) Boomi
18 11 (0.28%) Amazon S3
19 10 (0.25%) Amazon EMR
20 9 (0.23%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 153 (3.84%) Firewall
2 125 (3.13%) DNS
3 106 (2.66%) Internet
4 95 (2.38%) TCP/IP
5 70 (1.76%) DHCP
6 65 (1.63%) VPN
7 62 (1.55%) SAN
8 46 (1.15%) WAN
9 43 (1.08%) LAN
10 27 (0.68%) Skype
11 26 (0.65%) HTTP
12 24 (0.60%) Network Security
13 21 (0.53%) NAS
14 19 (0.48%) SMTP
15 18 (0.45%) Intranet
15 18 (0.45%) VoIP
16 17 (0.43%) Ethernet
17 16 (0.40%) VLAN
18 15 (0.38%) Cisco ASA
18 15 (0.38%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 477 (11.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 466 (11.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 310 (7.77%) Relational Database
4 273 (6.85%) SQL Server 2008
5 269 (6.75%) Data Warehouse
6 265 (6.64%) MySQL
7 264 (6.62%) SQL Server 2016
8 223 (5.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 210 (5.27%) NoSQL
10 202 (5.07%) SQL Server 2012
11 191 (4.79%) Power BI
12 170 (4.26%) Oracle Database
13 148 (3.71%) RDBMS
14 133 (3.34%) MongoDB
15 106 (2.66%) PostgreSQL
16 102 (2.56%) Big Data
17 80 (2.01%) SQL Server 2005
18 78 (1.96%) SQL Server 2014
19 66 (1.65%) Azure SQL Database
20 61 (1.53%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 443 (11.11%) Git (software)
2 416 (10.43%) Visual Studio
3 242 (6.07%) Team Foundation Server
4 217 (5.44%) JIRA
5 160 (4.01%) TeamCity
6 126 (3.16%) Subversion
7 109 (2.73%) Jenkins
8 101 (2.53%) Octopus Deploy
9 98 (2.46%) NUnit
9 98 (2.46%) Selenium
10 67 (1.68%) Visual Studio Team System
11 58 (1.45%) webpack
12 52 (1.30%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 42 (1.05%) Maven
14 36 (0.90%) Bitbucket
15 33 (0.83%) MSTest
15 33 (0.83%) SpecFlow
16 30 (0.75%) Eclipse
17 26 (0.65%) Cucumber
18 25 (0.63%) ReSharper
General
1 443 (11.11%) Finance
2 162 (4.06%) Retail
3 143 (3.59%) Marketing
4 93 (2.33%) Advertising
5 69 (1.73%) Games
6 62 (1.55%) Back Office
7 47 (1.18%) Telecoms
8 38 (0.95%) Banking
9 35 (0.88%) Manufacturing
10 33 (0.83%) Automotive
10 33 (0.83%) Electronics
11 22 (0.55%) Legal
12 19 (0.48%) German Language
13 18 (0.45%) French Language
13 18 (0.45%) Publishing
14 14 (0.35%) Spanish Language
15 12 (0.30%) Russian Language
16 9 (0.23%) Billing
16 9 (0.23%) Music Industry
17 7 (0.18%) Law
Job Titles
1 2,399 (60.16%) Developer
2 1,145 (28.71%) .NET Developer
3 708 (17.75%) C# Developer
4 603 (15.12%) Software Developer
5 514 (12.89%) C# .NET Developer
6 382 (9.58%) Senior Developer
7 364 (9.13%) Analyst
8 324 (8.12%) SQL Developer
9 290 (7.27%) .NET Software Developer
10 283 (7.10%) DBA
11 266 (6.67%) C# Software Developer
12 262 (6.57%) ASP.NET Developer
13 241 (6.04%) SQL DBA
14 226 (5.67%) C# ASP.NET Developer
15 216 (5.42%) Junior
16 173 (4.34%) Senior .NET Developer
17 165 (4.14%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
18 160 (4.01%) Junior Developer
19 152 (3.81%) Full Stack Developer
20 146 (3.66%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,318 (58.12%) .NET
2 1,366 (34.25%) ASP.NET
3 1,103 (27.66%) HTML
4 1,011 (25.35%) CSS
5 801 (20.09%) ASP.NET MVC
6 723 (18.13%) AngularJS
7 652 (16.35%) jQuery
8 630 (15.80%) .NET Framework
9 570 (14.29%) Web Services
10 539 (13.52%) ASP.NET Web API
11 483 (12.11%) WCF
12 384 (9.63%) XML
13 331 (8.30%) HTML5
14 317 (7.95%) WPF
15 313 (7.85%) Entity Framework
16 305 (7.65%) RESTful
17 240 (6.02%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 237 (5.94%) REST
19 207 (5.19%) Node.js
20 199 (4.99%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 318 (7.97%) Computer Science
2 272 (6.82%) Greenfield Project
3 212 (5.32%) Analytical Skills
4 172 (4.31%) Mobile App
5 136 (3.41%) Enterprise Software
6 119 (2.98%) Self-Motivation
7 103 (2.58%) User Experience
8 91 (2.28%) Clustering
9 84 (2.11%) Management Information System
10 75 (1.88%) Private Cloud
11 72 (1.81%) Data Centre
12 67 (1.68%) Fintech
13 62 (1.55%) Driving Licence
14 60 (1.50%) Replication
15 48 (1.20%) Algorithms
16 39 (0.98%) N-Tier
17 37 (0.93%) Public Cloud
18 35 (0.88%) Social Media
19 34 (0.85%) Client/Server
20 30 (0.75%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 873 (21.89%) Windows
2 411 (10.31%) Linux
3 398 (9.98%) Windows Server
4 180 (4.51%) Apple iOS
5 146 (3.66%) Android
6 135 (3.39%) Unix
7 106 (2.66%) Windows Server 2012
8 101 (2.53%) Windows Server 2008
9 57 (1.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 43 (1.08%) Windows 10
11 26 (0.65%) Windows 7
12 17 (0.43%) CentOS
12 17 (0.43%) Windows XP
13 16 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
14 14 (0.35%) Windows 8
15 13 (0.33%) Ubuntu
16 9 (0.23%) VMS
17 6 (0.15%) Mac OS X
17 6 (0.15%) Solaris
18 5 (0.13%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,437 (36.03%) Agile Software Development
2 1,367 (34.28%) MVC
3 544 (13.64%) TDD
4 519 (13.01%) Scrum
5 455 (11.41%) Business Intelligence
6 447 (11.21%) Problem-Solving
7 378 (9.48%) OO
8 372 (9.33%) Web Development
9 334 (8.38%) Software Engineering
10 326 (8.17%) Continuous Integration
11 319 (8.00%) SDLC
12 273 (6.85%) Test Automation
13 261 (6.54%) ETL
14 247 (6.19%) Unit Testing
15 242 (6.07%) DevOps
16 240 (6.02%) BDD
17 227 (5.69%) Web Application Development
18 223 (5.59%) CRM
19 221 (5.54%) ITIL
19 221 (5.54%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 2,257 (56.59%) C#
2 1,923 (48.22%) SQL
3 1,440 (36.11%) JavaScript
4 716 (17.95%) T-SQL
5 428 (10.73%) Java
6 213 (5.34%) VB.NET
7 189 (4.74%) PowerShell
8 147 (3.69%) PHP
9 141 (3.54%) Python
10 122 (3.06%) C++
11 113 (2.83%) Ruby
12 103 (2.58%) TypeScript
13 87 (2.18%) PL/SQL
14 59 (1.48%) C
15 54 (1.35%) VB
16 49 (1.23%) Java 8
17 47 (1.18%) VBA
18 31 (0.78%) ES6
19 28 (0.70%) VBScript
20 27 (0.68%) Perl
Qualifications
1 555 (13.92%) Degree
2 139 (3.49%) Computer Science Degree
3 104 (2.61%) Microsoft Certification
4 59 (1.48%) Security Cleared
5 58 (1.45%) MCSE
6 46 (1.15%) SC Cleared
7 45 (1.13%) MCSA
8 42 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
9 29 (0.73%) ISEB
10 27 (0.68%) ISTQB
11 26 (0.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 20 (0.50%) Master's Degree
12 20 (0.50%) MCITP
13 16 (0.40%) PMI Certification
14 15 (0.38%) Cisco Certification
15 14 (0.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 13 (0.33%) MCP
17 12 (0.30%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 9 (0.23%) Numerate Degree
18 9 (0.23%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 118 (2.96%) QA
2 72 (1.81%) SLA
3 51 (1.28%) Data Quality
4 48 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 37 (0.93%) PCI DSS
6 29 (0.73%) ISO 9001
7 19 (0.48%) GDPR
8 13 (0.33%) PMO
9 11 (0.28%) ISO 14001
10 6 (0.15%) WAI
11 5 (0.13%) HL7
12 3 (0.075%) ISO 8583
12 3 (0.075%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 3 (0.075%) WCAG
13 2 (0.050%) COBIT
13 2 (0.050%) DICOM
14 1 (0.025%) GAMP
System Software
1 354 (8.88%) Active Directory
2 199 (4.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 155 (3.89%) Hyper-V
4 113 (2.83%) Docker
5 71 (1.78%) VMware ESXi
6 31 (0.78%) vSphere
7 28 (0.70%) Virtual Machines
8 26 (0.65%) Firmware
9 24 (0.60%) Oracle RAC
10 15 (0.38%) Virtual Servers
11 10 (0.25%) KVM
12 9 (0.23%) HDFS
12 9 (0.23%) XenApp
13 7 (0.18%) Terminal Server
14 6 (0.15%) VMware Server
15 5 (0.13%) LXC
15 5 (0.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 5 (0.13%) NFS
16 4 (0.10%) Apache Flume
16 4 (0.10%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 59 (1.48%) Ansible
2 50 (1.25%) SCCM
3 48 (1.20%) SCOM
4 47 (1.18%) vCenter Server
5 44 (1.10%) Kubernetes
6 43 (1.08%) Puppet
7 39 (0.98%) Opscode Chef
8 32 (0.80%) Microsoft Clustering
9 27 (0.68%) Kibana
10 24 (0.60%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 20 (0.50%) Data Guard
12 17 (0.43%) Terraform
13 16 (0.40%) Nagios
13 16 (0.40%) Single Sign-On
14 14 (0.35%) Failover Clustering
15 13 (0.33%) Grafana
16 10 (0.25%) Oracle RMAN
17 8 (0.20%) SCSM
17 8 (0.20%) SCVMM
18 6 (0.15%) WSUS
Vendors
1 1,521 (38.14%) Microsoft
2 566 (14.19%) Oracle
3 255 (6.39%) VMware
4 97 (2.43%) Cisco
5 94 (2.36%) Tableau
6 91 (2.28%) ServiceNow
7 81 (2.03%) Google
8 73 (1.83%) Xamarin
9 68 (1.71%) SAP
10 57 (1.43%) BMC
11 56 (1.40%) Red Hat
12 52 (1.30%) Citrix
13 46 (1.15%) Salesforce.com
14 45 (1.13%) Sitecore
14 45 (1.13%) Telerik
15 39 (0.98%) SolarWinds
16 29 (0.73%) HP
17 26 (0.65%) Splunk
18 25 (0.63%) Dell
18 25 (0.63%) New Relic