Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
England > South East
6 months to
17 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 13 9 10
Rank change year-on-year -4 +1 -3
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 3,610 5,157 5,109
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 13.51% 16.76% 15.95%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 46.62% 53.00% 55.43%
Number of salaries quoted 3,203 4,691 4,737
South East median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - -
10th Percentile £28,250 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £61,250
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%

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 7,744 9,730 9,217
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 28.99% 31.63% 28.78%
Number of salaries quoted 6,407 8,369 8,013
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +1.95%
10th Percentile £29,750 £27,500 £28,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £65,000 £66,250
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +3.26%

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 17 January 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 17 January 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 -1 1,449 £45,000 +5.88% 226
Hampshire -1 958 £42,500 +6.25% 109
Berkshire +5 798 £50,000 +11.11% 101
Surrey -2 565 £49,000 +3.16% 111
Buckinghamshire +2 410 £42,500 -2.30% 65
West Sussex -13 255 £47,500 +5.56% 37
Oxfordshire -8 242 £45,000 +6.51% 60
East Sussex -4 205 £42,500 +3.66% 26
Kent +2 163 £40,000 -11.11% 55
Middlesex +9 14 £63,750 +59.38% 1
Sussex +10 1 £72,500 +70.59%
Home Counties - 1 £65,000 -
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 17 January 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 2,152 (59.61%) .NET
2 2,063 (57.15%) C#
3 1,781 (49.34%) SQL
4 1,362 (37.73%) JavaScript
5 1,326 (36.73%) MVC
6 1,320 (36.57%) Microsoft
7 1,275 (35.32%) Agile Software Development
8 1,246 (34.52%) ASP.NET
9 1,083 (30.00%) HTML
10 989 (27.40%) CSS
11 808 (22.38%) Windows
12 722 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
13 695 (19.25%) ASP.NET MVC
14 648 (17.95%) jQuery
15 609 (16.87%) .NET Framework
16 608 (16.84%) AngularJS
17 602 (16.68%) T-SQL
18 542 (15.01%) Degree
19 504 (13.96%) Oracle
20 501 (13.88%) Web Services
21 443 (12.27%) TDD
22 439 (12.16%) ASP.NET Web API
23 421 (11.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
24 417 (11.55%) IIS
25 415 (11.50%) WCF
26 405 (11.22%) Java
27 392 (10.86%) Git (software)
28 390 (10.80%) Problem-Solving
29 388 (10.75%) Web Development
30 384 (10.64%) XML

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
1 417 (11.55%) IIS
2 160 (4.43%) SharePoint
3 86 (2.38%) MS Exchange
4 84 (2.33%) CMS
5 74 (2.05%) BizTalk Server
6 69 (1.91%) Tomcat
7 56 (1.55%) Elasticsearch
8 50 (1.39%) Apache
9 39 (1.08%) Confluence
9 39 (1.08%) Umbraco
10 36 (1.00%) JBoss
11 35 (0.97%) Apache Spark
12 33 (0.91%) WebLogic
13 29 (0.80%) Sitecore CMS
14 25 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2010
14 25 (0.69%) Skype for Business
15 22 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2013
16 20 (0.55%) EPiServer
17 17 (0.47%) Documentum
17 17 (0.47%) WebSphere
Applications
1 109 (3.02%) Microsoft Excel
1 109 (3.02%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (0.25%) Photoshop
3 5 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
3 5 (0.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 4 (0.11%) EngageOne
4 4 (0.11%) Fireworks
5 3 (0.083%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.083%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.028%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.028%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.028%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.028%) Revit
Business Applications
1 38 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
3 8 (0.22%) SAP IS-U
4 7 (0.19%) SAP CO
4 7 (0.19%) SAP FI
4 7 (0.19%) SAP FI/CO
5 6 (0.17%) Magento
6 5 (0.14%) Oracle Cash Management
6 5 (0.14%) Shopify
7 4 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
7 4 (0.11%) SAP ERP
7 4 (0.11%) Scribe Insight
8 2 (0.055%) Infor M3
8 2 (0.055%) SAP S/4HANA
9 1 (0.028%) Adobe Campaign
9 1 (0.028%) Infor SunSystems
9 1 (0.028%) Lorenzo
9 1 (0.028%) Oracle EBS R12
9 1 (0.028%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 1 (0.028%) TIBCO iProcess
Cloud Services
1 722 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 247 (6.84%) Amazon AWS
3 197 (5.46%) SaaS
4 120 (3.32%) Office 365
5 109 (3.02%) PaaS
6 86 (2.38%) IaaS
7 66 (1.83%) GitHub
8 45 (1.25%) Serverless
9 33 (0.91%) Azure Functions
10 32 (0.89%) Cloud Computing
11 21 (0.58%) Azure Data Factory
12 16 (0.44%) Dynamics 365
12 16 (0.44%) Google Cloud Platform
13 15 (0.42%) npm
14 14 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
15 13 (0.36%) Azure Active Directory
15 13 (0.36%) Google Analytics
16 10 (0.28%) Amazon S3
16 10 (0.28%) AWS Lambda
17 9 (0.25%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 179 (4.96%) Firewall
2 116 (3.21%) DNS
3 104 (2.88%) Internet
4 79 (2.19%) TCP/IP
5 74 (2.05%) DHCP
6 67 (1.86%) VPN
7 59 (1.63%) SAN
7 59 (1.63%) WAN
8 48 (1.33%) LAN
9 30 (0.83%) VLAN
10 22 (0.61%) Skype
10 22 (0.61%) SMTP
11 21 (0.58%) HTTP
11 21 (0.58%) Network Security
11 21 (0.58%) RIP
11 21 (0.58%) SNMP
11 21 (0.58%) VoIP
12 17 (0.47%) NAS
13 15 (0.42%) Wi-Fi
14 14 (0.39%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 421 (11.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 373 (10.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 306 (8.48%) Relational Database
4 256 (7.09%) SQL Server 2008
5 241 (6.68%) MySQL
6 220 (6.09%) Data Warehouse
7 179 (4.96%) NoSQL
8 174 (4.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 155 (4.29%) Oracle Database
10 154 (4.27%) SQL Server 2016
11 149 (4.13%) SQL Server 2012
12 147 (4.07%) Power BI
13 141 (3.91%) MongoDB
14 123 (3.41%) PostgreSQL
15 118 (3.27%) RDBMS
16 84 (2.33%) Big Data
17 68 (1.88%) Azure SQL Database
18 65 (1.80%) DB2
19 59 (1.63%) SQL Server 2014
20 58 (1.61%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 392 (10.86%) Git (software)
2 369 (10.22%) Visual Studio
3 263 (7.29%) Team Foundation Server
4 144 (3.99%) JIRA
5 140 (3.88%) TeamCity
6 119 (3.30%) Octopus Deploy
7 113 (3.13%) Jenkins
8 87 (2.41%) Selenium
9 86 (2.38%) Subversion
10 82 (2.27%) NUnit
11 69 (1.91%) Visual Studio Team System
12 46 (1.27%) webpack
13 42 (1.16%) Bitbucket
14 37 (1.02%) Maven
15 32 (0.89%) ReSharper
16 29 (0.80%) JUnit
17 26 (0.72%) Cucumber
18 25 (0.69%) Eclipse
18 25 (0.69%) MSBuild
18 25 (0.69%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 360 (9.97%) Finance
2 136 (3.77%) Retail
3 109 (3.02%) Marketing
4 57 (1.58%) Back Office
5 50 (1.39%) Telecoms
6 40 (1.11%) Advertising
7 39 (1.08%) Games
7 39 (1.08%) Manufacturing
8 25 (0.69%) Automotive
9 24 (0.66%) Electronics
10 23 (0.64%) Banking
11 21 (0.58%) Legal
12 18 (0.50%) Publishing
13 12 (0.33%) Billing
13 12 (0.33%) French Language
14 9 (0.25%) German Language
15 7 (0.19%) Spanish Language
16 6 (0.17%) Italian Language
16 6 (0.17%) Russian Language
17 5 (0.14%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 2,183 (60.47%) Developer
2 1,065 (29.50%) .NET Developer
3 654 (18.12%) C# Developer
4 608 (16.84%) Software Developer
5 478 (13.24%) C# .NET Developer
6 373 (10.33%) Senior Developer
7 306 (8.48%) Analyst
8 280 (7.76%) DBA
9 278 (7.70%) ASP.NET Developer
10 264 (7.31%) SQL Developer
11 258 (7.15%) .NET Software Developer
12 249 (6.90%) SQL DBA
13 247 (6.84%) C# ASP.NET Developer
14 233 (6.45%) C# Software Developer
15 207 (5.73%) Junior
16 178 (4.93%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
17 169 (4.68%) Senior .NET Developer
18 160 (4.43%) Junior Developer
19 154 (4.27%) Web Developer
20 152 (4.21%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,152 (59.61%) .NET
2 1,246 (34.52%) ASP.NET
3 1,083 (30.00%) HTML
4 989 (27.40%) CSS
5 695 (19.25%) ASP.NET MVC
6 648 (17.95%) jQuery
7 609 (16.87%) .NET Framework
8 608 (16.84%) AngularJS
9 501 (13.88%) Web Services
10 439 (12.16%) ASP.NET Web API
11 415 (11.50%) WCF
12 384 (10.64%) XML
13 330 (9.14%) HTML5
14 323 (8.95%) Entity Framework
15 257 (7.12%) WPF
16 245 (6.79%) REST
16 245 (6.79%) RESTful
17 224 (6.20%) .NET Core
18 205 (5.68%) WinForms
19 194 (5.37%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 198 (5.48%) Analytical Skills
2 196 (5.43%) Greenfield Project
3 184 (5.10%) Mobile App
4 119 (3.30%) Enterprise Software
5 114 (3.16%) Self-Motivation
6 106 (2.94%) User Experience
7 93 (2.58%) Management Information System
8 80 (2.22%) Clustering
9 74 (2.05%) Data Centre
10 64 (1.77%) Fintech
11 60 (1.66%) Replication
12 47 (1.30%) Private Cloud
13 46 (1.27%) Driving Licence
14 39 (1.08%) Algorithms
15 28 (0.78%) Client/Server
16 27 (0.75%) Data Structures
16 27 (0.75%) Public Cloud
17 24 (0.66%) Social Media
18 21 (0.58%) N-Tier
18 21 (0.58%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 808 (22.38%) Windows
2 384 (10.64%) Linux
3 364 (10.08%) Windows Server
4 177 (4.90%) Apple iOS
5 146 (4.04%) Android
6 123 (3.41%) Unix
7 108 (2.99%) Windows Server 2012
8 104 (2.88%) Windows Server 2008
9 48 (1.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 42 (1.16%) Windows 10
11 21 (0.58%) Windows 7
11 21 (0.58%) Windows XP
12 15 (0.42%) CentOS
12 15 (0.42%) Windows Server 2003
13 8 (0.22%) VMS
14 6 (0.17%) Ubuntu
15 5 (0.14%) AIX
15 5 (0.14%) Solaris
15 5 (0.14%) Windows 8
15 5 (0.14%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,326 (36.73%) MVC
2 1,275 (35.32%) Agile Software Development
3 443 (12.27%) TDD
4 390 (10.80%) Problem-Solving
5 388 (10.75%) Web Development
6 376 (10.42%) Scrum
7 373 (10.33%) Business Intelligence
8 355 (9.83%) OO
9 311 (8.61%) Software Engineering
10 285 (7.89%) SDLC
11 279 (7.73%) Computer Science
12 269 (7.45%) Unit Testing
13 242 (6.70%) Continuous Integration
14 229 (6.34%) SOLID
15 227 (6.29%) DevOps
16 225 (6.23%) Test Automation
17 217 (6.01%) ETL
18 216 (5.98%) Mentoring
19 206 (5.71%) ITIL
20 198 (5.48%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 2,063 (57.15%) C#
2 1,781 (49.34%) SQL
3 1,362 (37.73%) JavaScript
4 602 (16.68%) T-SQL
5 405 (11.22%) Java
6 179 (4.96%) VB.NET
7 177 (4.90%) PHP
8 156 (4.32%) PowerShell
9 152 (4.21%) Python
10 137 (3.80%) C++
11 101 (2.80%) TypeScript
12 72 (1.99%) PL/SQL
13 70 (1.94%) Ruby
14 55 (1.52%) C
15 44 (1.22%) VB
16 36 (1.00%) Java 8
17 33 (0.91%) Perl
18 32 (0.89%) ES6
18 32 (0.89%) VBScript
19 27 (0.75%) VBA
Qualifications
1 542 (15.01%) Degree
2 122 (3.38%) Computer Science Degree
3 103 (2.85%) Microsoft Certification
4 63 (1.75%) Security Cleared
5 55 (1.52%) MCSA
6 50 (1.39%) SC Cleared
7 41 (1.14%) MCSE
8 40 (1.11%) Cisco Certification
8 40 (1.11%) ITIL Certification
9 37 (1.02%) ISTQB
10 34 (0.94%) MCITP
11 32 (0.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 25 (0.69%) ISEB
13 24 (0.66%) Master's Degree
14 12 (0.33%) Numerate Degree
15 11 (0.30%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 11 (0.30%) MCP
16 10 (0.28%) PMI Certification
17 9 (0.25%) CCNA
18 8 (0.22%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 141 (3.91%) QA
2 73 (2.02%) SLA
3 58 (1.61%) Data Quality
4 51 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 36 (1.00%) PCI DSS
6 33 (0.91%) ISO 9001
7 28 (0.78%) GDPR
8 21 (0.58%) PMO
9 17 (0.47%) GAMP
10 12 (0.33%) ISO 14001
11 6 (0.17%) WAI
12 4 (0.11%) HL7
13 3 (0.083%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 2 (0.055%) DICOM
14 2 (0.055%) WCAG
15 1 (0.028%) COBIT
15 1 (0.028%) ISO 22301
15 1 (0.028%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 284 (7.87%) Active Directory
2 180 (4.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 132 (3.66%) Hyper-V
4 105 (2.91%) Docker
5 61 (1.69%) VMware ESXi
6 29 (0.80%) vSphere
7 28 (0.78%) Virtual Machines
8 17 (0.47%) Oracle RAC
9 16 (0.44%) Firmware
10 11 (0.30%) Virtual Servers
10 11 (0.30%) XenApp
11 6 (0.17%) KVM
11 6 (0.17%) vCloud
11 6 (0.17%) VMware Server
11 6 (0.17%) XenDesktop
12 5 (0.14%) HDFS
12 5 (0.14%) pfSense
12 5 (0.14%) VMware NSX
13 4 (0.11%) oVirt
13 4 (0.11%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 59 (1.63%) Ansible
2 50 (1.39%) Kubernetes
2 50 (1.39%) SCCM
3 44 (1.22%) SCOM
4 37 (1.02%) Puppet
5 36 (1.00%) vCenter Server
6 29 (0.80%) Opscode Chef
6 29 (0.80%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 29 (0.80%) Terraform
7 27 (0.75%) Kibana
8 20 (0.55%) Microsoft Clustering
9 14 (0.39%) Data Guard
9 14 (0.39%) logstash
9 14 (0.39%) Oracle RMAN
10 13 (0.36%) Nagios
10 13 (0.36%) WSUS
11 11 (0.30%) Docker Swarm
12 10 (0.28%) Grafana
12 10 (0.28%) Microsoft Intune
13 9 (0.25%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 1,320 (36.57%) Microsoft
2 504 (13.96%) Oracle
3 233 (6.45%) VMware
4 125 (3.46%) Cisco
5 76 (2.11%) ServiceNow
6 74 (2.05%) Xamarin
7 70 (1.94%) Tableau
8 63 (1.75%) SAP
9 49 (1.36%) Red Hat
10 47 (1.30%) Telerik
11 45 (1.25%) Citrix
11 45 (1.25%) Sitecore
12 40 (1.11%) Google
13 38 (1.05%) BMC
14 37 (1.02%) Salesforce.com
15 27 (0.75%) Riverbed
15 27 (0.75%) SolarWinds
16 21 (0.58%) HP
17 20 (0.55%) Dell
17 20 (0.55%) IBM