Period
to 22 February 2020

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 22 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
England > South East
6 months to
22 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 13 13 9
Rank change year-on-year 0 -4 0
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2,829 3,493 5,286
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 12.50% 13.00% 16.75%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 49.16% 45.42% 53.15%
Number of salaries quoted 2,410 3,130 4,834
South East median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,000 £28,575
90th Percentile £70,000 £66,000 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +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 5,755 7,691 9,946
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 25.43% 28.62% 31.51%
Number of salaries quoted 4,791 6,419 8,580
South East median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £53,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +1.90% +5.00% +5.26%

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 22 February 2020.

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 22 February 2020. 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 -8 821 £50,000 +11.11% 175
Hampshire +1 815 £44,000 +10.00% 128
Surrey +1 403 £50,000 +5.26% 123
Berkshire -11 395 £50,000 - 76
West Sussex +6 317 £47,500 - 42
East Sussex +10 284 £44,000 +3.53% 37
Buckinghamshire -3 230 £47,500 +5.56% 40
Oxfordshire +6 196 £47,500 +5.56% 59
Kent +2 155 £45,000 +12.50% 31
Middlesex -2 8 £60,000 -5.88%
M4 Corridor - 2 £37,500 -
Sussex +1 1 £62,500 -13.79%
Home Counties 0 1 - -
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 22 February 2020, 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 1,578 (55.78%) .NET
2 1,503 (53.13%) C#
3 1,377 (48.67%) SQL
4 1,255 (44.36%) Microsoft
5 1,038 (36.69%) JavaScript
5 1,038 (36.69%) Agile Software Development
6 904 (31.95%) Azure
7 807 (28.53%) ASP.NET
8 801 (28.31%) HTML
9 789 (27.89%) MVC
10 702 (24.81%) CSS
11 628 (22.20%) Windows
12 523 (18.49%) AngularJS
13 426 (15.06%) ASP.NET MVC
14 418 (14.78%) .NET Framework
15 409 (14.46%) Finance
16 407 (14.39%) T-SQL
17 399 (14.10%) jQuery
18 384 (13.57%) Web Services
19 357 (12.62%) DevOps
20 353 (12.48%) ASP.NET Web API
21 349 (12.34%) Degree
22 323 (11.42%) .NET Core
23 320 (11.31%) Web Development
24 317 (11.21%) Scrum
25 314 (11.10%) Business Intelligence
25 314 (11.10%) Git (software)
26 313 (11.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
27 311 (10.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
27 311 (10.99%) 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
1 201 (7.10%) IIS
2 164 (5.80%) SharePoint
3 96 (3.39%) MS Exchange
4 56 (1.98%) Elasticsearch
5 47 (1.66%) Tomcat
6 37 (1.31%) BizTalk Server
7 33 (1.17%) Apache
8 32 (1.13%) CMS
8 32 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2013
9 28 (0.99%) Skype for Business
10 27 (0.95%) Confluence
10 27 (0.95%) JBoss
11 20 (0.71%) WebSphere
12 19 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2010
13 18 (0.64%) EPiServer
14 17 (0.60%) WordPress
15 16 (0.57%) Sitecore CMS
16 13 (0.46%) WebLogic
17 10 (0.35%) GeoServer
18 9 (0.32%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 107 (3.78%) Microsoft Excel
2 85 (3.00%) Microsoft Office
3 28 (0.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 18 (0.64%) MS Visio
5 9 (0.32%) Adobe Illustrator
5 9 (0.32%) Photoshop
6 4 (0.14%) Adobe Captivate
6 4 (0.14%) Camtasia
7 3 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 3 (0.11%) Adobe XD
7 3 (0.11%) Sketch
8 2 (0.071%) Microsoft Project
9 1 (0.035%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.035%) OrCAD
9 1 (0.035%) PTC Creo
9 1 (0.035%) SOLIDWORKS
9 1 (0.035%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 87 (3.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 22 (0.78%) Dynamics NAV
3 20 (0.71%) Dynamics AX
4 10 (0.35%) GoldMine
5 6 (0.21%) NetSuite
5 6 (0.21%) Sage 200
5 6 (0.21%) Visualfiles
6 5 (0.18%) Exchequer
6 5 (0.18%) Line 50
6 5 (0.18%) Pegasus Opera
6 5 (0.18%) SAP ERP
6 5 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 4 (0.14%) Sage X3
8 3 (0.11%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 3 (0.11%) Oracle Receivables
9 2 (0.071%) Dynamics GP
9 2 (0.071%) Oracle Cash Management
9 2 (0.071%) SAP BPC
9 2 (0.071%) SAP Business One
9 2 (0.071%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 904 (31.95%) Azure
2 277 (9.79%) AWS
3 196 (6.93%) Power Platform
4 185 (6.54%) SaaS
5 128 (4.52%) Office 365
6 96 (3.39%) PaaS
7 54 (1.91%) GitHub
8 53 (1.87%) IaaS
9 52 (1.84%) Azure Active Directory
10 39 (1.38%) Serverless
11 37 (1.31%) Dynamics 365
12 33 (1.17%) GCP
13 31 (1.10%) Azure Functions
14 16 (0.57%) Slack
15 11 (0.39%) Amazon S3
15 11 (0.39%) Azure Data Factory
16 10 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
17 9 (0.32%) npm
18 8 (0.28%) Boomi
18 8 (0.28%) DigitalOcean
Communications & Networking
1 104 (3.68%) Firewall
2 95 (3.36%) DNS
3 77 (2.72%) DHCP
4 54 (1.91%) TCP/IP
5 50 (1.77%) SAN
6 45 (1.59%) HTTP
6 45 (1.59%) Internet
7 40 (1.41%) LAN
7 40 (1.41%) WAN
8 32 (1.13%) VPN
9 23 (0.81%) VLAN
10 21 (0.74%) Intranet
11 19 (0.67%) Skype
12 17 (0.60%) VoIP
13 16 (0.57%) Network Security
14 12 (0.42%) MPLS
14 12 (0.42%) NetScaler
15 11 (0.39%) NAS
16 10 (0.35%) Remote Desktop
16 10 (0.35%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 313 (11.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 311 (10.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 255 (9.01%) MySQL
4 222 (7.85%) Relational Database
5 191 (6.75%) Power BI
6 162 (5.73%) Data Warehouse
7 116 (4.10%) SQL Server 2012
7 116 (4.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 112 (3.96%) PostgreSQL
9 108 (3.82%) SQL Server 2016
10 101 (3.57%) NoSQL
11 98 (3.46%) RDBMS
12 93 (3.29%) Azure SQL Database
13 90 (3.18%) SQL Server 2008
14 61 (2.16%) MongoDB
15 51 (1.80%) Data Lake
16 44 (1.56%) Big Data
17 37 (1.31%) SQL Server 2005
18 36 (1.27%) SQL Server 2014
18 36 (1.27%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 314 (11.10%) Git (software)
2 279 (9.86%) Visual Studio
3 191 (6.75%) Team Foundation Server
4 101 (3.57%) Selenium
5 74 (2.62%) JIRA
6 55 (1.94%) WebDriver
7 51 (1.80%) Jenkins
7 51 (1.80%) Visual Studio Team System
8 49 (1.73%) Cucumber
9 47 (1.66%) NUnit
9 47 (1.66%) TeamCity
10 40 (1.41%) Octopus Deploy
11 36 (1.27%) WiX
12 33 (1.17%) Subversion
13 32 (1.13%) SpecFlow
14 26 (0.92%) Bitbucket
15 24 (0.85%) SoapUI
16 23 (0.81%) gulp
16 23 (0.81%) Maven
16 23 (0.81%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 409 (14.46%) Finance
2 106 (3.75%) Retail
3 48 (1.70%) Law
3 48 (1.70%) Manufacturing
4 46 (1.63%) Telecoms
5 43 (1.52%) Legal
6 42 (1.48%) Marketing
6 42 (1.48%) Public Sector
7 35 (1.24%) Games
8 21 (0.74%) Aerospace
8 21 (0.74%) Back Office
9 16 (0.57%) Automotive
9 16 (0.57%) Financial Institution
10 15 (0.53%) Banking
11 14 (0.49%) Publishing
12 12 (0.42%) Electronics
13 11 (0.39%) Advertising
14 9 (0.32%) Local Government
15 8 (0.28%) Police
16 7 (0.25%) German Language
Job Titles
1 1,622 (57.33%) Developer
2 649 (22.94%) .NET Developer
3 516 (18.24%) C# Developer
4 503 (17.78%) Software Developer
5 371 (13.11%) Senior Developer
6 334 (11.81%) C# .NET Developer
7 246 (8.70%) Analyst
8 165 (5.83%) C# Software Developer
9 161 (5.69%) Senior Software Developer
10 148 (5.23%) SQL Developer
11 147 (5.20%) ASP.NET Developer
12 140 (4.95%) .NET Software Developer
13 136 (4.81%) C# ASP.NET Developer
14 123 (4.35%) DBA
15 120 (4.24%) Junior
16 117 (4.14%) Consultant
16 117 (4.14%) PHP Developer
17 112 (3.96%) Full Stack Developer
18 110 (3.89%) Software Engineer
19 109 (3.85%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,578 (55.78%) .NET
2 807 (28.53%) ASP.NET
3 801 (28.31%) HTML
4 702 (24.81%) CSS
5 523 (18.49%) AngularJS
6 426 (15.06%) ASP.NET MVC
7 418 (14.78%) .NET Framework
8 399 (14.10%) jQuery
9 384 (13.57%) Web Services
10 353 (12.48%) ASP.NET Web API
11 323 (11.42%) .NET Core
12 281 (9.93%) REST
13 234 (8.27%) XML
14 221 (7.81%) HTML5
15 211 (7.46%) React
16 198 (7.00%) SOAP
17 196 (6.93%) WCF
18 195 (6.89%) Entity Framework
19 166 (5.87%) Ajax
20 161 (5.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 198 (7.00%) Analytical Skills
2 162 (5.73%) Greenfield Project
3 113 (3.99%) Management Information System
4 111 (3.92%) Mobile App
5 93 (3.29%) Self-Motivation
6 88 (3.11%) Clustering
7 83 (2.93%) Enterprise Software
8 74 (2.62%) Data Centre
9 64 (2.26%) User Experience
10 49 (1.73%) Replication
11 44 (1.56%) Video Conferencing
12 39 (1.38%) Reinsurance
13 34 (1.20%) Driving Licence
14 30 (1.06%) Virtual Team
15 26 (0.92%) Tandem
16 21 (0.74%) Data Structures
17 20 (0.71%) Algorithms
18 17 (0.60%) Hybrid Cloud
19 16 (0.57%) Linux Command Line
19 16 (0.57%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 628 (22.20%) Windows
2 271 (9.58%) Windows Server
3 269 (9.51%) Linux
4 67 (2.37%) Windows Server 2012
5 65 (2.30%) Android
6 63 (2.23%) Unix
7 57 (2.01%) Apple iOS
8 53 (1.87%) Windows 10
9 45 (1.59%) Windows Server 2008
10 42 (1.48%) Windows 7
11 27 (0.95%) Windows 8
12 19 (0.67%) Solaris
12 19 (0.67%) Windows Server 2003
13 13 (0.46%) VMS
14 10 (0.35%) CentOS
15 9 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 4 (0.14%) Windows XP
17 2 (0.071%) Amazon Linux
17 2 (0.071%) Fedora
17 2 (0.071%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,038 (36.69%) Agile Software Development
2 789 (27.89%) MVC
3 357 (12.62%) DevOps
4 320 (11.31%) Web Development
5 317 (11.21%) Scrum
6 314 (11.10%) Business Intelligence
7 311 (10.99%) Problem-Solving
8 307 (10.85%) TDD
9 265 (9.37%) OO
10 203 (7.18%) Mentoring
10 203 (7.18%) Software Engineering
11 199 (7.03%) Unit Testing
12 196 (6.93%) Computer Science
13 187 (6.61%) ETL
14 184 (6.50%) ITIL
15 182 (6.43%) OOP
16 163 (5.76%) Continuous Integration
17 155 (5.48%) CRM
18 148 (5.23%) Analytics
19 147 (5.20%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 1,503 (53.13%) C#
2 1,377 (48.67%) SQL
3 1,038 (36.69%) JavaScript
4 407 (14.39%) T-SQL
5 222 (7.85%) PowerShell
6 188 (6.65%) Java
7 174 (6.15%) PHP
8 164 (5.80%) VB.NET
9 120 (4.24%) Python
10 64 (2.26%) TypeScript
11 59 (2.09%) VB
12 54 (1.91%) Ruby
13 47 (1.66%) C
14 32 (1.13%) Bash Shell
15 31 (1.10%) PL/SQL
16 28 (0.99%) VBScript
17 26 (0.92%) PHP 5
18 24 (0.85%) C++
19 23 (0.81%) Shell Script
19 23 (0.81%) VB6
Qualifications
1 349 (12.34%) Degree
2 129 (4.56%) Computer Science Degree
3 125 (4.42%) Security Cleared
4 123 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
5 62 (2.19%) SC Cleared
6 46 (1.63%) MCSE
7 41 (1.45%) Cisco Certification
8 37 (1.31%) CCNA
9 31 (1.10%) MCP
10 22 (0.78%) MCSA
11 19 (0.67%) ISTQB
12 16 (0.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 12 (0.42%) DV Cleared
14 9 (0.32%) MCTS
15 7 (0.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 6 (0.21%) ITIL Certification
16 6 (0.21%) MCAD
16 6 (0.21%) MCITP
16 6 (0.21%) MCPD
17 5 (0.18%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 87 (3.08%) QA
2 84 (2.97%) SLA
3 72 (2.55%) Data Quality
4 36 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 26 (0.92%) ISO 9001
6 25 (0.88%) GDPR
7 21 (0.74%) PCI DSS
8 7 (0.25%) COBIT
9 6 (0.21%) GAAP
9 6 (0.21%) PMO
10 5 (0.18%) NIST
11 3 (0.11%) ISO 14001
11 3 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 3 (0.11%) NCSC
11 3 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 2 (0.071%) RMADS
13 1 (0.035%) Actionable Recommendations
13 1 (0.035%) DICOM
13 1 (0.035%) HL7
13 1 (0.035%) MiFID
System Software
1 230 (8.13%) Active Directory
2 138 (4.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 124 (4.38%) Docker
4 109 (3.85%) Hyper-V
5 24 (0.85%) vSphere
6 20 (0.71%) Firmware
6 20 (0.71%) Virtual Machines
6 20 (0.71%) VMware ESXi
7 16 (0.57%) XenApp
8 14 (0.49%) Terminal Services
9 11 (0.39%) Virtual Servers
10 9 (0.32%) XenDesktop
11 8 (0.28%) Oracle RAC
12 7 (0.25%) Microsoft App-V
13 5 (0.18%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 5 (0.18%) Terminal Server
14 4 (0.14%) KVM
14 4 (0.14%) VMware Workstation
15 3 (0.11%) NFS
15 3 (0.11%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 85 (3.00%) Kubernetes
2 38 (1.34%) SCCM
3 31 (1.10%) Terraform
4 19 (0.67%) Puppet
5 18 (0.64%) Ansible
6 15 (0.53%) WSUS
7 13 (0.46%) Microsoft Intune
7 13 (0.46%) Single Sign-On
8 10 (0.35%) Kibana
8 10 (0.35%) Microsoft Clustering
9 9 (0.32%) SCOM
10 8 (0.28%) Failover Clustering
10 8 (0.28%) Opscode Chef
10 8 (0.28%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 8 (0.28%) vCenter Server
11 7 (0.25%) Backup Exec
11 7 (0.25%) Docker Swarm
12 6 (0.21%) NetBackup
13 5 (0.18%) vRealize
14 4 (0.14%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 1,255 (44.36%) Microsoft
2 260 (9.19%) Oracle
3 168 (5.94%) VMware
4 68 (2.40%) Citrix
5 67 (2.37%) Tableau
6 57 (2.01%) Zend
7 56 (1.98%) Google
8 55 (1.94%) Cisco
9 38 (1.34%) Xamarin
10 35 (1.24%) SAP
11 32 (1.13%) HP
12 31 (1.10%) Dell
13 30 (1.06%) IBM
14 28 (0.99%) Veeam
15 23 (0.81%) Salesforce.com
16 22 (0.78%) NetApp
17 21 (0.74%) ServiceNow
18 20 (0.71%) Sage
19 19 (0.67%) Atlassian
19 19 (0.67%) Sitecore