Period
to 19 January 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 19 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
England > South East
6 months to
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 9 10 7
Rank change year-on-year +1 -3 -1
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 5,213 5,069 7,429
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 16.80% 15.93% 18.17%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 53.12% 55.43% 54.44%
Number of salaries quoted 4,742 4,704 6,941
South East median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £61,250 £61,250 £60,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%

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 9,813 9,145 13,647
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 31.63% 28.74% 33.38%
Number of salaries quoted 8,444 7,957 11,761
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,141
Median salary % change year-on-year - +1.95% +6.36%
10th Percentile £27,500 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £66,250 £63,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

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 19 January 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 19 January 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 +3 1,946 £42,500 +3.66% 234
Hampshire -1 1,237 £40,000 +3.23% 100
Surrey -1 1,038 £47,500 - 110
Berkshire -1 934 £45,000 - 105
Buckinghamshire +3 542 £43,500 +5.45% 46
Oxfordshire -2 489 £40,500 +8.00% 83
West Sussex -1 436 £45,000 - 30
East Sussex -6 290 £42,500 - 31
Kent 0 248 £42,500 -5.56% 60
Sussex -11 8 £42,500 +54.55%
Middlesex -12 8 £40,000 -23.08%
Isle of Wight -4 6 £27,000 -16.92% 2
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, IT jobs citing SQL Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South East region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 3,238 (62.11%) .NET
2 3,178 (60.96%) C#
3 2,582 (49.53%) SQL
4 2,244 (43.05%) Agile Software Development
5 2,121 (40.69%) ASP.NET
6 2,060 (39.52%) MVC
7 1,955 (37.50%) JavaScript
8 1,862 (35.72%) Microsoft
9 1,510 (28.97%) HTML
10 1,383 (26.53%) ASP.NET MVC
11 1,376 (26.40%) CSS
12 1,238 (23.75%) TDD
13 1,144 (21.95%) Windows
14 1,052 (20.18%) AngularJS
15 996 (19.11%) ASP.NET Web API
15 996 (19.11%) jQuery
16 928 (17.80%) .NET Framework
17 892 (17.11%) T-SQL
18 861 (16.52%) WCF
19 770 (14.77%) Scrum
20 764 (14.66%) SQL Server 2016
21 739 (14.18%) Microsoft Azure
22 733 (14.06%) BDD
23 711 (13.64%) OO
24 706 (13.54%) Finance
25 674 (12.93%) Web Services
25 674 (12.93%) RESTful
26 664 (12.74%) Web Application Development
27 636 (12.20%) ASP.NET MVC 5
28 617 (11.84%) Oracle

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
1 388 (7.44%) IIS
2 222 (4.26%) MS Exchange
3 208 (3.99%) SharePoint
4 151 (2.90%) CMS
5 107 (2.05%) Exchange Server 2010
6 93 (1.78%) BizTalk Server
7 84 (1.61%) Elasticsearch
8 83 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2013
9 78 (1.50%) Apache
10 55 (1.06%) Umbraco
11 48 (0.92%) JBoss
12 46 (0.88%) WebLogic
13 45 (0.86%) Tomcat
14 40 (0.77%) Confluence
15 36 (0.69%) WebSphere
16 34 (0.65%) SharePoint 2010
17 30 (0.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 26 (0.50%) Drupal
18 26 (0.50%) Sitecore CMS
18 26 (0.50%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 161 (3.09%) Microsoft Office
2 143 (2.74%) Microsoft Excel
3 29 (0.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 25 (0.48%) MS Visio
5 11 (0.21%) InfoPath
6 6 (0.12%) Microsoft Project
7 4 (0.077%) Chatbot
7 4 (0.077%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.058%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.019%) Fireworks
9 1 (0.019%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 77 (1.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 49 (0.94%) Dynamics AX
3 16 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
4 13 (0.25%) Adobe Campaign
5 6 (0.12%) Infor M3
6 5 (0.096%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 4 (0.077%) nopCommerce
7 4 (0.077%) Raiser's Edge
8 3 (0.058%) Oracle Applications
8 3 (0.058%) Oracle EBS
8 3 (0.058%) Payment Gateway
8 3 (0.058%) SAP Hybris
9 2 (0.038%) Bond Adapt
9 2 (0.038%) SAP Business One
9 2 (0.038%) SAP ERP
10 1 (0.019%) Epicor Vantage
10 1 (0.019%) OPENHousing
10 1 (0.019%) Oracle CRM
10 1 (0.019%) Oracle EBS R12
10 1 (0.019%) Sage CRM
Cloud Services
1 739 (14.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 243 (4.66%) Amazon AWS
3 193 (3.70%) SaaS
4 191 (3.66%) Office 365
5 57 (1.09%) Cloud Computing
6 52 (1.00%) GitHub
7 44 (0.84%) PaaS
8 43 (0.82%) IaaS
9 25 (0.48%) Azure Active Directory
10 18 (0.35%) Dynamics 365
11 15 (0.29%) Azure Data Factory
12 11 (0.21%) npm
13 10 (0.19%) Dropbox
13 10 (0.19%) Serverless
14 8 (0.15%) Bluemix
14 8 (0.15%) IBM Cloud
15 7 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
16 6 (0.12%) Amazon S3
16 6 (0.12%) Google Analytics
16 6 (0.12%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 261 (5.01%) Internet
2 199 (3.82%) Firewall
3 130 (2.49%) SAN
4 125 (2.40%) TCP/IP
5 98 (1.88%) DNS
6 88 (1.69%) WAN
7 79 (1.52%) LAN
8 65 (1.25%) Broadband
9 59 (1.13%) HTTP
10 50 (0.96%) VPN
11 44 (0.84%) VoIP
12 41 (0.79%) DHCP
12 41 (0.79%) Skype
13 38 (0.73%) VLAN
14 33 (0.63%) Network Security
15 32 (0.61%) Intranet
16 31 (0.59%) SSL
17 30 (0.58%) SMTP
18 29 (0.56%) Remote Desktop
19 25 (0.48%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 764 (14.66%) SQL Server 2016
2 547 (10.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 515 (9.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 378 (7.25%) NoSQL
5 377 (7.23%) SQL Server 2008
6 340 (6.52%) MySQL
7 305 (5.85%) Relational Database
8 299 (5.74%) SQL Server 2014
9 298 (5.72%) SQL Server 2012
10 285 (5.47%) Data Warehouse
11 252 (4.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 196 (3.76%) Power BI
13 139 (2.67%) MongoDB
14 138 (2.65%) Oracle Database
15 116 (2.23%) PostgreSQL
16 99 (1.90%) RDBMS
17 97 (1.86%) QlikView
18 82 (1.57%) BusinessObjects
19 75 (1.44%) Big Data
20 65 (1.25%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 527 (10.11%) Git (software)
2 503 (9.65%) Visual Studio
3 477 (9.15%) Team Foundation Server
4 204 (3.91%) NUnit
5 157 (3.01%) JIRA
6 140 (2.69%) Subversion
7 131 (2.51%) Selenium
8 117 (2.24%) MSTest
9 92 (1.76%) Jenkins
9 92 (1.76%) Moq
10 81 (1.55%) TeamCity
11 71 (1.36%) Rhino Mocks
12 61 (1.17%) Octopus Deploy
13 48 (0.92%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 34 (0.65%) Visual Studio Team System
15 30 (0.58%) Bugzilla
16 29 (0.56%) Maven
17 27 (0.52%) Trac
18 26 (0.50%) ReSharper
19 25 (0.48%) MSBuild
General
1 706 (13.54%) Finance
2 233 (4.47%) Retail
3 156 (2.99%) Games
4 153 (2.93%) Marketing
5 140 (2.69%) Advertising
6 106 (2.03%) Telecoms
7 87 (1.67%) Banking
8 86 (1.65%) Music Industry
9 55 (1.06%) Manufacturing
10 43 (0.82%) Back Office
11 36 (0.69%) Publishing
12 30 (0.58%) Electronics
13 22 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
14 21 (0.40%) Automotive
15 20 (0.38%) French Language
15 20 (0.38%) Legal
16 16 (0.31%) Financial Institution
17 14 (0.27%) Local Government
18 11 (0.21%) Investment Banking
19 10 (0.19%) Billing
Job Titles
1 3,378 (64.80%) Developer
2 1,960 (37.60%) .NET Developer
3 1,229 (23.58%) C# Developer
4 849 (16.29%) C# .NET Developer
5 812 (15.58%) Software Developer
6 591 (11.34%) Senior Developer
7 529 (10.15%) SQL Developer
8 506 (9.71%) C# Software Developer
9 496 (9.51%) ASP.NET Developer
10 483 (9.27%) .NET Software Developer
11 436 (8.36%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 351 (6.73%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
13 328 (6.29%) Analyst
14 308 (5.91%) Senior .NET Developer
15 296 (5.68%) Web Developer
16 264 (5.06%) Senior C# Developer
17 246 (4.72%) Junior
18 201 (3.86%) Support Engineer
19 190 (3.64%) Senior Software Developer
20 189 (3.63%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3,238 (62.11%) .NET
2 2,121 (40.69%) ASP.NET
3 1,510 (28.97%) HTML
4 1,383 (26.53%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1,376 (26.40%) CSS
6 1,052 (20.18%) AngularJS
7 996 (19.11%) ASP.NET Web API
7 996 (19.11%) jQuery
8 928 (17.80%) .NET Framework
9 861 (16.52%) WCF
10 674 (12.93%) RESTful
10 674 (12.93%) Web Services
11 636 (12.20%) ASP.NET MVC 5
12 612 (11.74%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 511 (9.80%) Entity Framework
14 499 (9.57%) XML
15 445 (8.54%) WPF
16 434 (8.33%) HTML5
17 422 (8.10%) Node.js
18 356 (6.83%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 444 (8.52%) Greenfield Project
2 299 (5.74%) Computer Science
3 272 (5.22%) Analytical Skills
4 187 (3.59%) Enterprise Software
5 181 (3.47%) Clustering
6 148 (2.84%) Mobile App
7 112 (2.15%) Fintech
8 101 (1.94%) N-Tier
9 94 (1.80%) Management Information System
10 82 (1.57%) User Experience
11 75 (1.44%) Driving Licence
12 63 (1.21%) Replication
13 44 (0.84%) Data Centre
14 37 (0.71%) Social Media
15 33 (0.63%) BBC
15 33 (0.63%) Tandem
16 30 (0.58%) Social Network
17 27 (0.52%) Digital TV
17 27 (0.52%) EPoS
18 26 (0.50%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 1,144 (21.95%) Windows
2 615 (11.80%) Windows Server
3 381 (7.31%) Linux
4 198 (3.80%) Windows Server 2012
5 137 (2.63%) Windows Server 2008
6 115 (2.21%) Windows 7
7 102 (1.96%) Windows 10
8 87 (1.67%) Apple iOS
9 74 (1.42%) Unix
10 72 (1.38%) Android
11 66 (1.27%) Windows 8
12 53 (1.02%) Windows Server 2003
13 20 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 19 (0.36%) Mac OS X
15 16 (0.31%) CentOS
15 16 (0.31%) zOS
16 11 (0.21%) VMS
17 10 (0.19%) Windows XP
18 5 (0.096%) Ubuntu
18 5 (0.096%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,244 (43.05%) Agile Software Development
2 2,060 (39.52%) MVC
3 1,238 (23.75%) TDD
4 770 (14.77%) Scrum
5 733 (14.06%) BDD
6 711 (13.64%) OO
7 664 (12.74%) Web Application Development
8 579 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
9 560 (10.74%) Web Development
10 430 (8.25%) Software Engineering
11 369 (7.08%) OOP
12 368 (7.06%) Continuous Integration
13 367 (7.04%) SDLC
14 366 (7.02%) Test Automation
15 344 (6.60%) Unit Testing
16 256 (4.91%) Dependency Injection
17 254 (4.87%) ETL
18 244 (4.68%) ITIL
19 233 (4.47%) Mentoring
20 204 (3.91%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 3,178 (60.96%) C#
2 2,582 (49.53%) SQL
3 1,955 (37.50%) JavaScript
4 892 (17.11%) T-SQL
5 381 (7.31%) Java
6 377 (7.23%) VB.NET
7 327 (6.27%) Ruby
8 259 (4.97%) PowerShell
9 244 (4.68%) PHP
10 161 (3.09%) VB
11 123 (2.36%) Python
12 119 (2.28%) TypeScript
13 93 (1.78%) C++
14 63 (1.21%) C
15 60 (1.15%) PL/SQL
16 39 (0.75%) VB6
16 39 (0.75%) VBScript
17 35 (0.67%) Perl
18 34 (0.65%) VBA
19 32 (0.61%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 569 (10.92%) Degree
2 191 (3.66%) Microsoft Certification
3 90 (1.73%) MCSE
4 80 (1.53%) Computer Science Degree
5 64 (1.23%) Security Cleared
6 62 (1.19%) MCSA
7 51 (0.98%) Cisco Certification
8 50 (0.96%) Oracle Certification
9 44 (0.84%) ITIL Certification
10 43 (0.82%) CCNA
11 41 (0.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 39 (0.75%) SC Cleared
13 31 (0.59%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
14 25 (0.48%) ISTQB
15 22 (0.42%) MCP
16 21 (0.40%) ISEB
16 21 (0.40%) MCTS
17 18 (0.35%) OCP
18 14 (0.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
19 13 (0.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 230 (4.41%) QA
2 90 (1.73%) SLA
3 52 (1.00%) Data Quality
4 47 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 28 (0.54%) PCI DSS
6 15 (0.29%) ISO 9001
7 12 (0.23%) GAMP
8 8 (0.15%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 8 (0.15%) GDPR
9 7 (0.13%) PMO
10 4 (0.077%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 3 (0.058%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 2 (0.038%) COBIT
12 2 (0.038%) HL7
12 2 (0.038%) RMADS
13 1 (0.019%) COSHH
13 1 (0.019%) GPG13
13 1 (0.019%) ISO 9000
13 1 (0.019%) TickIT
System Software
1 429 (8.23%) Active Directory
2 244 (4.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 229 (4.39%) Hyper-V
4 93 (1.78%) Docker
5 87 (1.67%) VMware ESXi
5 87 (1.67%) vSphere
6 49 (0.94%) Virtual Machines
7 18 (0.35%) Virtual Servers
8 15 (0.29%) KVM
9 14 (0.27%) Terminal Services
10 12 (0.23%) HDFS
11 10 (0.19%) Apache Flume
12 9 (0.17%) VirtualBox
13 8 (0.15%) XenApp
14 7 (0.13%) Microsoft App-V
14 7 (0.13%) VMware NSX
14 7 (0.13%) XenDesktop
15 5 (0.096%) DFS Replication
15 5 (0.096%) Firmware
15 5 (0.096%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 100 (1.92%) SCCM
2 59 (1.13%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 56 (1.07%) Kibana
4 50 (0.96%) Microsoft Clustering
5 45 (0.86%) Backup Exec
6 44 (0.84%) vCenter Server
7 43 (0.82%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 32 (0.61%) Puppet
8 32 (0.61%) SCOM
9 31 (0.59%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 30 (0.58%) WSUS
11 28 (0.54%) Ansible
12 27 (0.52%) Docker Swarm
13 20 (0.38%) Business Desktop Deployment
14 17 (0.33%) Norton AntiVirus
15 16 (0.31%) Failover Clustering
16 14 (0.27%) FortiGate
17 13 (0.25%) Tivoli
18 12 (0.23%) Kubernetes
18 12 (0.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 1,862 (35.72%) Microsoft
2 617 (11.84%) Oracle
3 413 (7.92%) VMware
4 218 (4.18%) Cisco
5 123 (2.36%) Citrix
6 122 (2.34%) Tableau
7 101 (1.94%) Xamarin
8 89 (1.71%) HP
9 84 (1.61%) Symantec
10 75 (1.44%) Facebook
11 73 (1.40%) Google
12 70 (1.34%) Telerik
13 68 (1.30%) SAP
14 58 (1.11%) Capita
15 54 (1.04%) Apple
16 51 (0.98%) F5
17 48 (0.92%) 3PAR
17 48 (0.92%) Cognos
18 45 (0.86%) Juniper
19 38 (0.73%) IBM