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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 29 June 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
England > South East
6 months to
29 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 35 21 14
Rank change year-on-year -14 -7 +2
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 1,717 1,643 1,717
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 7.66% 10.57% 12.23%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 32.18% 40.15% 47.21%
Number of salaries quoted 1,151 1,329 1,428
10th Percentile £30,500 £34,685 £31,250
25th Percentile £37,500 £40,000 £36,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £63,750 £57,500 £60,000
90th Percentile £75,222 £68,750 £70,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%

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 5,336 4,092 3,637
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 23.81% 26.34% 25.92%
Number of salaries quoted 2,993 3,090 3,007
10th Percentile £32,500 £33,750 £31,250
25th Percentile £41,750 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £70,000 £63,750 £63,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £76,250 £76,250
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing SQL Server as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing SQL Server in the South East over the 6 months to 29 June 2022.

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 29 June 2022. 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
Jobs
Thames Valley -7 596 £55,000 +10.00% 77
Hampshire -9 437 £45,000 -10.00% 50
Berkshire 0 331 £55,000 - 33
Kent -12 185 £42,500 - 30
Surrey -63 159 £55,000 - 32
East Sussex -1 154 £50,000 - 12
Buckinghamshire -27 145 £52,000 +15.56% 26
West Sussex -10 124 £52,500 +10.53% 14
Oxfordshire -3 120 £59,250 +18.50% 18
Middlesex -16 15 - -
Home Counties +4 10 £50,000 -
Isle of Wight -3 3 £30,500 -16.44%
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 29 June 2022, 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.

1 984 (57.31%) SQL
2 942 (54.86%) .NET
3 902 (52.53%) C#
4 809 (47.12%) Microsoft
5 759 (44.21%) Azure
6 665 (38.73%) JavaScript
7 659 (38.38%) Agile
8 576 (33.55%) ASP.NET
9 529 (30.81%) HTML
10 452 (26.32%) CSS
10 452 (26.32%) Social Skills
11 434 (25.28%) MVC
12 377 (21.96%) .NET Framework
13 328 (19.10%) DevOps
14 305 (17.76%) Business Intelligence
15 304 (17.71%) Problem-Solving
16 300 (17.47%) .NET Core
17 293 (17.06%) T-SQL
18 285 (16.60%) Windows
19 283 (16.48%) React
20 279 (16.25%) Degree
21 274 (15.96%) Finance
22 258 (15.03%) Git (software)
23 250 (14.56%) Power Platform
24 232 (13.51%) ASP.NET MVC
25 223 (12.99%) AngularJS
25 223 (12.99%) Full Stack Development
26 218 (12.70%) Power BI
26 218 (12.70%) Azure DevOps
27 217 (12.64%) ASP.NET Web API

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 86 (5.01%) IIS
2 78 (4.54%) SharePoint
3 57 (3.32%) Apache Spark
4 37 (2.15%) MS Exchange
5 22 (1.28%) CMS
5 22 (1.28%) JBoss
5 22 (1.28%) Tomcat
6 18 (1.05%) BizTalk Server
7 13 (0.76%) Apache
7 13 (0.76%) WebLogic
8 11 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2013
9 8 (0.47%) ArcGIS
9 8 (0.47%) Oracle Spatial
10 7 (0.41%) nginx
10 7 (0.41%) Sitecore CMS
11 6 (0.35%) Confluence
12 5 (0.29%) ColdFusion
12 5 (0.29%) EPiServer
12 5 (0.29%) Skype for Business
13 4 (0.23%) Umbraco
Applications
1 132 (7.69%) Microsoft Excel
2 58 (3.38%) Microsoft Office
3 31 (1.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 11 (0.64%) Spreadsheet
5 9 (0.52%) Microsoft Project
6 7 (0.41%) Campfire
7 6 (0.35%) Pipeline Pilot
8 5 (0.29%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 36 (2.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (1.11%) Academy Housing
3 13 (0.76%) Oracle EBS R12
4 7 (0.41%) Distributed Ledger
5 6 (0.35%) NetSuite
6 4 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
7 3 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (0.12%) SAP S/4HANA
9 1 (0.058%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 1 (0.058%) Dynamics NAV
9 1 (0.058%) Elite 3E
9 1 (0.058%) JDE EnterpriseOne
9 1 (0.058%) Oracle Applications
9 1 (0.058%) Oracle ERP
9 1 (0.058%) Oracle Financials
9 1 (0.058%) Primavera
9 1 (0.058%) Sage X3
9 1 (0.058%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 1 (0.058%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 759 (44.21%) Azure
2 250 (14.56%) Power Platform
3 218 (12.70%) Azure DevOps
4 183 (10.66%) AWS
5 138 (8.04%) Microsoft 365
6 117 (6.81%) SaaS
7 69 (4.02%) PaaS
8 63 (3.67%) Azure Data Factory
9 59 (3.44%) Serverless
10 57 (3.32%) GitHub
11 44 (2.56%) OpenShift
12 42 (2.45%) AWS Lambda
13 36 (2.10%) Azure Monitor
14 35 (2.04%) Cloud Functions
15 33 (1.92%) Azure Logic Apps
16 32 (1.86%) Azure Cosmos DB
16 32 (1.86%) Dynamics 365
17 26 (1.51%) Azure Machine Learning
17 26 (1.51%) Azure Service Bus
18 20 (1.16%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 55 (3.20%) Internet
2 49 (2.85%) DNS
2 49 (2.85%) Firewall
3 41 (2.39%) DHCP
4 30 (1.75%) VPN
5 23 (1.34%) SAN
6 16 (0.93%) TCP/IP
7 15 (0.87%) VoIP
8 14 (0.82%) WAN
9 13 (0.76%) Broadband
10 12 (0.70%) HTTP
11 10 (0.58%) 5G
11 10 (0.58%) SSL
12 9 (0.52%) SD-WAN
13 8 (0.47%) HTTPS
13 8 (0.47%) Network Security
13 8 (0.47%) Remote Desktop
13 8 (0.47%) VLAN
13 8 (0.47%) Wi-Fi
14 7 (0.41%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 218 (12.70%) Power BI
2 209 (12.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 184 (10.72%) Relational Database
4 180 (10.48%) MySQL
5 174 (10.13%) Data Warehouse
6 146 (8.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 137 (7.98%) NoSQL
8 110 (6.41%) PostgreSQL
9 89 (5.18%) RDBMS
10 66 (3.84%) MongoDB
11 64 (3.73%) Azure SQL Database
12 56 (3.26%) Tableau
13 53 (3.09%) Data Lake
14 51 (2.97%) Apache Cassandra
15 46 (2.68%) RavenDB
16 45 (2.62%) Oracle Database
17 44 (2.56%) Crystal Reports
18 38 (2.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 35 (2.04%) Elasticsearch
19 35 (2.04%) Flink
Development Applications
1 258 (15.03%) Git (software)
2 177 (10.31%) Visual Studio
3 111 (6.46%) JIRA
4 52 (3.03%) Jenkins
5 43 (2.50%) Subversion
6 42 (2.45%) Maven
7 39 (2.27%) TeamCity
8 37 (2.15%) Selenium
9 36 (2.10%) Gradle
9 36 (2.10%) NUnit
9 36 (2.10%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 35 (2.04%) Ant
11 29 (1.69%) MSTest
12 27 (1.57%) Team Foundation Server
13 21 (1.22%) Bitbucket
13 21 (1.22%) Octopus Deploy
14 18 (1.05%) Grunt
14 18 (1.05%) gulp
14 18 (1.05%) webpack
15 14 (0.82%) SpecFlow
General
1 452 (26.32%) Social Skills
2 274 (15.96%) Finance
3 180 (10.48%) Analytical Skills
4 96 (5.59%) Manufacturing
5 52 (3.03%) Telecoms
6 41 (2.39%) Marketing
7 39 (2.27%) Retail
8 36 (2.10%) Back Office
9 32 (1.86%) Banking
10 27 (1.57%) Local Government
11 25 (1.46%) Law
12 23 (1.34%) Legal
13 17 (0.99%) Organisational Skills
14 16 (0.93%) Presentation Skills
15 14 (0.82%) Games
16 13 (0.76%) Advertising
16 13 (0.76%) Influencing Skills
16 13 (0.76%) Public Sector
17 12 (0.70%) Inclusion and Diversity
17 12 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 844 (49.16%) Developer
2 277 (16.13%) Software Developer
3 241 (14.04%) .NET Developer
4 193 (11.24%) Senior Developer
5 152 (8.85%) C# Developer
6 146 (8.50%) Analyst
7 130 (7.57%) Full Stack Developer
8 95 (5.53%) SQL Developer
9 94 (5.47%) C# .NET Developer
10 90 (5.24%) DBA
11 82 (4.78%) Architect
12 74 (4.31%) Support Engineer
13 72 (4.19%) .NET Software Developer
14 68 (3.96%) Software Engineer
15 62 (3.61%) Senior Software Developer
16 61 (3.55%) SQL DBA
17 54 (3.15%) Administrator
18 50 (2.91%) Senior .NET Developer
19 48 (2.80%) PHP Developer
20 46 (2.68%) C# Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 942 (54.86%) .NET
2 576 (33.55%) ASP.NET
3 529 (30.81%) HTML
4 452 (26.32%) CSS
5 377 (21.96%) .NET Framework
6 300 (17.47%) .NET Core
7 283 (16.48%) React
8 232 (13.51%) ASP.NET MVC
9 223 (12.99%) AngularJS
10 217 (12.64%) ASP.NET Web API
11 205 (11.94%) Entity Framework
12 162 (9.44%) HTML5
13 143 (8.33%) Vue.js
14 122 (7.11%) CSS3
15 116 (6.76%) Web Services
16 109 (6.35%) jQuery
17 95 (5.53%) RESTful
18 94 (5.47%) ASP.NET Core
19 79 (4.60%) REST
20 73 (4.25%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 79 (4.60%) Greenfield Project
2 78 (4.54%) Self-Motivation
3 58 (3.38%) Management Information System
4 54 (3.15%) Data Structures
5 53 (3.09%) Virtual Team
6 52 (3.03%) Algorithms
7 51 (2.97%) Linux Command Line
8 43 (2.50%) IoT
8 43 (2.50%) Life Science
9 41 (2.39%) User Experience
10 29 (1.69%) Legacy Systems
11 28 (1.63%) Mobile App
12 25 (1.46%) NHS
13 24 (1.40%) Data Centre
14 23 (1.34%) Reinsurance
14 23 (1.34%) Robotics
15 21 (1.22%) Clustering
15 21 (1.22%) Driving Licence
15 21 (1.22%) Public Cloud
16 18 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 285 (16.60%) Windows
2 153 (8.91%) Windows Server
3 98 (5.71%) Linux
4 62 (3.61%) Android
5 61 (3.55%) Unix
6 53 (3.09%) Windows Server 2019
7 45 (2.62%) Windows Server 2012
8 42 (2.45%) Windows 10
9 34 (1.98%) Windows 7
10 33 (1.92%) Apple iOS
10 33 (1.92%) Windows Server 2008
11 32 (1.86%) Windows Server 2003
12 31 (1.81%) Windows Server 2016
13 20 (1.16%) Windows XP
14 16 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 11 (0.64%) Windows 8
15 11 (0.64%) Windows Vista
16 9 (0.52%) Solaris
16 9 (0.52%) Ubuntu
17 4 (0.23%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 659 (38.38%) Agile
2 434 (25.28%) MVC
3 328 (19.10%) DevOps
4 305 (17.76%) Business Intelligence
5 304 (17.71%) Problem-Solving
6 223 (12.99%) Full Stack Development
7 208 (12.11%) Scrum
8 204 (11.88%) Computer Science
9 190 (11.07%) ETL
10 187 (10.89%) Mentoring
11 185 (10.77%) CI/CD
12 173 (10.08%) Software Engineering
13 171 (9.96%) Analytics
13 171 (9.96%) Test Automation
14 167 (9.73%) OOP
15 160 (9.32%) OO
16 155 (9.03%) Microservices
17 154 (8.97%) TDD
18 124 (7.22%) Unit Testing
19 110 (6.41%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 984 (57.31%) SQL
2 902 (52.53%) C#
3 665 (38.73%) JavaScript
4 293 (17.06%) T-SQL
5 170 (9.90%) Python
6 133 (7.75%) PowerShell
7 109 (6.35%) TypeScript
8 100 (5.82%) PHP
9 97 (5.65%) Java
10 61 (3.55%) VB.NET
11 46 (2.68%) VB
12 43 (2.50%) C++
13 41 (2.39%) Perl
13 41 (2.39%) Ruby
14 38 (2.21%) Shell Script
15 29 (1.69%) Bash
16 19 (1.11%) PL/SQL
17 17 (0.99%) VB6
17 17 (0.99%) VBA
18 16 (0.93%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 279 (16.25%) Degree
2 112 (6.52%) Microsoft Certification
3 93 (5.42%) Computer Science Degree
4 56 (3.26%) Security Cleared
5 37 (2.15%) SC Cleared
6 26 (1.51%) TOGAF Certification
7 14 (0.82%) Master's Degree
8 10 (0.58%) DV Cleared
9 8 (0.47%) ISTQB
9 8 (0.47%) MCSA
9 8 (0.47%) MCSE
10 5 (0.29%) CISSP
10 5 (0.29%) DBS Check
10 5 (0.29%) MCP
11 4 (0.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 4 (0.23%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (0.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 3 (0.17%) A+ Certification
12 3 (0.17%) Citrix Certification
12 3 (0.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 142 (8.27%) QA
2 57 (3.32%) Data Quality
3 47 (2.74%) SLA
4 27 (1.57%) GDPR
5 21 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 7 (0.41%) Accessibility
6 7 (0.41%) Cyber Essentials
7 6 (0.35%) HIPAA
7 6 (0.35%) NIST
7 6 (0.35%) PCI DSS
8 4 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 4 (0.23%) ISO 9001
8 4 (0.23%) NCSC
9 1 (0.058%) COBIT
9 1 (0.058%) PMO
9 1 (0.058%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 126 (7.34%) Active Directory
2 120 (6.99%) Docker
3 53 (3.09%) VMware Infrastructure
4 22 (1.28%) Hyper-V
5 16 (0.93%) Oracle RAC
5 16 (0.93%) VMware ESXi
6 14 (0.82%) XenApp
7 9 (0.52%) vSphere
8 5 (0.29%) Virtual Desktop
8 5 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
9 4 (0.23%) Oracle Clusterware
10 3 (0.17%) KVM
10 3 (0.17%) Openswan
10 3 (0.17%) Snort
11 2 (0.12%) FreeRADIUS
11 2 (0.12%) iptables
11 2 (0.12%) NFS
11 2 (0.12%) pfSense
11 2 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.058%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 107 (6.23%) Kubernetes
2 28 (1.63%) SCCM
3 20 (1.16%) Microsoft Intune
4 17 (0.99%) Data Guard
5 15 (0.87%) Ansible
6 13 (0.76%) Terraform
7 12 (0.70%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 11 (0.64%) vCenter Server
9 7 (0.41%) McAfee ePO
10 5 (0.29%) NetCrunch
10 5 (0.29%) Oracle RMAN
10 5 (0.29%) WSUS
11 4 (0.23%) Jamf Pro
11 4 (0.23%) NetBackup
11 4 (0.23%) Oracle ZFS
11 4 (0.23%) Puppet
12 3 (0.17%) EMC NetWorker
12 3 (0.17%) Nagios
12 3 (0.17%) Opscode Chef
13 2 (0.12%) SCOM
Vendors
1 809 (47.12%) Microsoft
2 158 (9.20%) Oracle
3 71 (4.14%) VMware
4 69 (4.02%) Google
5 57 (3.32%) Databricks
6 54 (3.15%) Salesforce.com
7 44 (2.56%) Cisco
8 41 (2.39%) Citrix
9 34 (1.98%) IBM
10 30 (1.75%) SAP
10 30 (1.75%) Xamarin
11 27 (1.57%) HP
12 23 (1.34%) MuleSoft
13 22 (1.28%) Informatica
14 20 (1.16%) Red Hat
15 18 (1.05%) ANSYS
15 18 (1.05%) Bloomberg
16 17 (0.99%) Sophos
17 16 (0.93%) Cognos
18 14 (0.82%) Sybase