Period
to 22 April 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 22 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
England > South East
6 months to
22 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 9 9 9
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 -3
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 5,224 4,839 6,737
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 16.50% 16.13% 17.23%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 53.43% 54.84% 53.73%
Number of salaries quoted 4,742 4,543 6,367
South East median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
10th Percentile £29,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £60,250 £61,250 £62,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 9,777 8,824 12,539
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 30.87% 29.41% 32.07%
Number of salaries quoted 8,410 7,649 10,965
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £28,227 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £63,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +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 22 April 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 22 April 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 1,956 £45,000 +8.43% 236
Hampshire +1 1,334 £40,000 - 95
Surrey +2 968 £45,000 -1.10% 88
Berkshire 0 964 £45,000 - 103
Buckinghamshire +1 519 £45,000 +12.50% 63
Oxfordshire 0 494 £40,000 +6.67% 70
West Sussex -2 375 £45,000 +5.88% 35
East Sussex -5 278 £42,500 - 24
Kent -2 276 £42,500 - 47
Middlesex -7 16 £47,500 -5.00% 3
Sussex -13 16 £42,500 +54.55%
Isle of Wight -9 1 £45,000 +38.46% 2
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 22 April 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 3,125 (59.82%) .NET
2 3,026 (57.92%) C#
3 2,576 (49.31%) SQL
4 2,224 (42.57%) Agile Software Development
5 2,053 (39.30%) ASP.NET
6 1,969 (37.69%) MVC
7 1,907 (36.50%) JavaScript
8 1,817 (34.78%) Microsoft
9 1,428 (27.34%) HTML
10 1,325 (25.36%) CSS
11 1,319 (25.25%) ASP.NET MVC
12 1,164 (22.28%) TDD
13 1,159 (22.19%) Windows
14 1,086 (20.79%) AngularJS
15 1,002 (19.18%) ASP.NET Web API
16 921 (17.63%) .NET Framework
17 915 (17.52%) T-SQL
18 857 (16.41%) jQuery
19 854 (16.35%) Microsoft Azure
20 839 (16.06%) SQL Server 2016
21 807 (15.45%) WCF
22 724 (13.86%) Finance
23 714 (13.67%) Oracle
24 711 (13.61%) Scrum
25 707 (13.53%) OO
26 704 (13.48%) BDD
27 640 (12.25%) Web Application Development
28 628 (12.02%) Git (software)
29 621 (11.89%) RESTful
30 618 (11.83%) Web Services

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
1 392 (7.50%) IIS
2 171 (3.27%) SharePoint
3 158 (3.02%) MS Exchange
4 112 (2.14%) Apache
5 105 (2.01%) CMS
6 91 (1.74%) BizTalk Server
7 78 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2010
8 77 (1.47%) WebLogic
8 77 (1.47%) WebSphere
9 67 (1.28%) JBoss
9 67 (1.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 62 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2013
11 59 (1.13%) Elasticsearch
12 57 (1.09%) Tomcat
13 46 (0.88%) NServiceBus
14 44 (0.84%) Confluence
15 38 (0.73%) WebSphere Application Server
16 29 (0.56%) Umbraco
17 27 (0.52%) SharePoint 2010
18 23 (0.44%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 165 (3.16%) Microsoft Excel
2 158 (3.02%) Microsoft Office
3 25 (0.48%) MS Visio
4 21 (0.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 11 (0.21%) InfoPath
6 7 (0.13%) Microsoft Project
7 4 (0.077%) Chatbot
7 4 (0.077%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.019%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 77 (1.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 57 (1.09%) Dynamics AX
3 24 (0.46%) Dynamics NAV
4 8 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
5 5 (0.096%) Adobe Campaign
5 5 (0.096%) NetSuite
6 3 (0.057%) Elite 3E
6 3 (0.057%) Magento
6 3 (0.057%) Oracle Applications
6 3 (0.057%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.057%) Payment Gateway
7 2 (0.038%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 2 (0.038%) SAP Business One
7 2 (0.038%) SAP Hybris
7 2 (0.038%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 2 (0.038%) SAP S/4HANA
8 1 (0.019%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
8 1 (0.019%) nopCommerce
8 1 (0.019%) OPENHousing
8 1 (0.019%) Sage CRM
Cloud Services
1 854 (16.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 256 (4.90%) Amazon AWS
3 205 (3.92%) SaaS
4 193 (3.69%) Office 365
5 78 (1.49%) GitHub
6 58 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
7 42 (0.80%) PaaS
8 28 (0.54%) Google Cloud Platform
9 27 (0.52%) IaaS
9 27 (0.52%) npm
10 23 (0.44%) Azure Active Directory
11 22 (0.42%) Bluemix
11 22 (0.42%) IBM Cloud
12 18 (0.34%) Serverless
13 15 (0.29%) NuGet
14 12 (0.23%) Azure Data Factory
15 11 (0.21%) Dynamics 365
16 10 (0.19%) Dropbox
17 6 (0.11%) Google Play
17 6 (0.11%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 191 (3.66%) Internet
2 183 (3.50%) Firewall
3 151 (2.89%) TCP/IP
4 122 (2.34%) DNS
5 118 (2.26%) SAN
6 108 (2.07%) WAN
7 88 (1.68%) LAN
8 60 (1.15%) DHCP
9 50 (0.96%) HTTP
10 48 (0.92%) Broadband
11 44 (0.84%) VoIP
11 44 (0.84%) VPN
12 40 (0.77%) NAS
13 39 (0.75%) VLAN
14 30 (0.57%) Network Security
15 29 (0.56%) SMS
16 27 (0.52%) Intranet
17 23 (0.44%) HTTPS
18 20 (0.38%) SSL
19 19 (0.36%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 839 (16.06%) SQL Server 2016
2 587 (11.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 566 (10.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 403 (7.71%) NoSQL
5 335 (6.41%) MySQL
6 327 (6.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 321 (6.14%) Relational Database
8 306 (5.86%) SQL Server 2012
9 299 (5.72%) Data Warehouse
10 276 (5.28%) SQL Server 2008
11 233 (4.46%) SQL Server 2014
12 222 (4.25%) Power BI
13 173 (3.31%) Oracle Database
14 159 (3.04%) MongoDB
15 141 (2.70%) RDBMS
16 116 (2.22%) QlikView
17 102 (1.95%) PostgreSQL
18 85 (1.63%) SQL Server 2005
19 83 (1.59%) BusinessObjects
20 81 (1.55%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 628 (12.02%) Git (software)
2 407 (7.79%) Visual Studio
3 389 (7.45%) Team Foundation Server
4 161 (3.08%) NUnit
5 140 (2.68%) JIRA
6 129 (2.47%) Subversion
7 125 (2.39%) Jenkins
8 113 (2.16%) MSTest
9 105 (2.01%) Selenium
10 72 (1.38%) Moq
11 69 (1.32%) TeamCity
12 63 (1.21%) Visual Studio Team System
13 56 (1.07%) Octopus Deploy
14 54 (1.03%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 46 (0.88%) Rhino Mocks
16 39 (0.75%) JUnit
17 33 (0.63%) ReSharper
18 30 (0.57%) Maven
19 24 (0.46%) Bugzilla
20 23 (0.44%) Eclipse
General
1 724 (13.86%) Finance
2 236 (4.52%) Retail
3 180 (3.45%) Advertising
4 145 (2.78%) Games
5 143 (2.74%) Marketing
6 82 (1.57%) Banking
7 81 (1.55%) Music Industry
8 79 (1.51%) Telecoms
9 50 (0.96%) Manufacturing
10 48 (0.92%) Publishing
11 36 (0.69%) Back Office
12 21 (0.40%) German Language
13 18 (0.34%) Electronics
14 17 (0.33%) French Language
15 16 (0.31%) Billing
16 15 (0.29%) Legal
17 14 (0.27%) Financial Institution
17 14 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
18 13 (0.25%) Automotive
19 11 (0.21%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 3,257 (62.35%) Developer
2 1,842 (35.26%) .NET Developer
3 1,121 (21.46%) C# Developer
4 782 (14.97%) Software Developer
5 778 (14.89%) C# .NET Developer
6 535 (10.24%) SQL Developer
7 528 (10.11%) Senior Developer
8 513 (9.82%) .NET Software Developer
9 487 (9.32%) C# Software Developer
10 426 (8.15%) ASP.NET Developer
11 403 (7.71%) Analyst
12 376 (7.20%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 344 (6.58%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
14 246 (4.71%) Senior .NET Developer
15 242 (4.63%) DBA
16 240 (4.59%) Senior C# Developer
16 240 (4.59%) Web Developer
17 225 (4.31%) Architect
18 208 (3.98%) Junior
19 186 (3.56%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3,125 (59.82%) .NET
2 2,053 (39.30%) ASP.NET
3 1,428 (27.34%) HTML
4 1,325 (25.36%) CSS
5 1,319 (25.25%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1,086 (20.79%) AngularJS
7 1,002 (19.18%) ASP.NET Web API
8 921 (17.63%) .NET Framework
9 857 (16.41%) jQuery
10 807 (15.45%) WCF
11 621 (11.89%) RESTful
12 618 (11.83%) Web Services
13 581 (11.12%) ASP.NET MVC 5
14 529 (10.13%) Entity Framework
15 503 (9.63%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 447 (8.56%) WPF
17 434 (8.31%) XML
18 423 (8.10%) Node.js
19 417 (7.98%) HTML5
20 338 (6.47%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 483 (9.25%) Greenfield Project
2 335 (6.41%) Computer Science
3 298 (5.70%) Analytical Skills
4 174 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
5 143 (2.74%) Mobile App
6 131 (2.51%) Clustering
7 117 (2.24%) Management Information System
8 114 (2.18%) Fintech
8 114 (2.18%) Self-Motivation
9 90 (1.72%) Replication
10 89 (1.70%) Data Centre
11 75 (1.44%) N-Tier
12 69 (1.32%) User Experience
13 58 (1.11%) Driving Licence
14 51 (0.98%) Social Network
15 36 (0.69%) EPoS
15 36 (0.69%) Private Cloud
16 31 (0.59%) Social Media
17 30 (0.57%) Hybrid Cloud
17 30 (0.57%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 1,159 (22.19%) Windows
2 583 (11.16%) Windows Server
3 399 (7.64%) Linux
4 189 (3.62%) Windows Server 2012
5 136 (2.60%) Windows Server 2008
6 101 (1.93%) Unix
7 74 (1.42%) Windows 7
8 67 (1.28%) Apple iOS
9 65 (1.24%) Windows 10
10 48 (0.92%) Android
11 42 (0.80%) Windows 8
12 38 (0.73%) Windows Server 2003
13 36 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 20 (0.38%) VMS
15 12 (0.23%) Mac OS X
16 9 (0.17%) CentOS
16 9 (0.17%) Windows XP
16 9 (0.17%) zOS
17 6 (0.11%) Solaris
18 4 (0.077%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,224 (42.57%) Agile Software Development
2 1,969 (37.69%) MVC
3 1,164 (22.28%) TDD
4 711 (13.61%) Scrum
5 707 (13.53%) OO
6 704 (13.48%) BDD
7 640 (12.25%) Web Application Development
8 608 (11.64%) Business Intelligence
9 580 (11.10%) Problem-Solving
10 471 (9.02%) Web Development
11 455 (8.71%) Software Engineering
12 407 (7.79%) SDLC
13 365 (6.99%) Continuous Integration
14 344 (6.58%) OOP
14 344 (6.58%) Test Automation
15 275 (5.26%) Unit Testing
16 273 (5.23%) ITIL
17 264 (5.05%) ETL
18 248 (4.75%) Dependency Injection
19 246 (4.71%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 3,026 (57.92%) C#
2 2,576 (49.31%) SQL
3 1,907 (36.50%) JavaScript
4 915 (17.52%) T-SQL
5 382 (7.31%) Java
6 321 (6.14%) Ruby
7 307 (5.88%) PowerShell
8 293 (5.61%) VB.NET
9 219 (4.19%) PHP
10 161 (3.08%) Python
11 149 (2.85%) TypeScript
12 147 (2.81%) VB
13 92 (1.76%) C++
14 91 (1.74%) PL/SQL
15 74 (1.42%) C
16 56 (1.07%) VBA
17 46 (0.88%) Perl
18 37 (0.71%) VB6
19 35 (0.67%) VBScript
20 29 (0.56%) X++
Qualifications
1 588 (11.26%) Degree
2 190 (3.64%) Microsoft Certification
3 116 (2.22%) Computer Science Degree
4 94 (1.80%) MCSE
5 59 (1.13%) MCSA
5 59 (1.13%) Security Cleared
6 54 (1.03%) Oracle Certification
7 37 (0.71%) ISTQB
8 33 (0.63%) SC Cleared
9 31 (0.59%) Cisco Certification
10 30 (0.57%) ITIL Certification
11 29 (0.56%) CCNA
12 26 (0.50%) ISEB
12 26 (0.50%) MCTS
13 25 (0.48%) MCP
14 23 (0.44%) OCP
14 23 (0.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 22 (0.42%) MCSD
16 17 (0.33%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
17 15 (0.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 217 (4.15%) QA
2 85 (1.63%) SLA
3 54 (1.03%) Data Quality
4 48 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 27 (0.52%) PCI DSS
6 12 (0.23%) GDPR
7 11 (0.21%) GCP
8 9 (0.17%) GAMP
9 5 (0.096%) PMO
10 4 (0.077%) COSHH
11 3 (0.057%) COBIT
11 3 (0.057%) EFQM
11 3 (0.057%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 2 (0.038%) HL7
12 2 (0.038%) ISO 9001
13 1 (0.019%) ISO 14001
13 1 (0.019%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 1 (0.019%) RMADS
13 1 (0.019%) TickIT
System Software
1 418 (8.00%) Active Directory
2 249 (4.77%) Hyper-V
3 213 (4.08%) VMware Infrastructure
4 115 (2.20%) Docker
5 72 (1.38%) vSphere
6 58 (1.11%) Virtual Machines
7 57 (1.09%) VMware ESXi
8 15 (0.29%) Microsoft App-V
8 15 (0.29%) Terminal Services
9 14 (0.27%) KVM
9 14 (0.27%) vCloud
10 13 (0.25%) Virtual Servers
11 12 (0.23%) HDFS
11 12 (0.23%) VMware NSX
12 11 (0.21%) Oracle RAC
13 9 (0.17%) Virtual Desktop
14 8 (0.15%) Apache Flume
14 8 (0.15%) ProxySG
14 8 (0.15%) VirtualBox
15 6 (0.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 103 (1.97%) SCCM
2 57 (1.09%) Puppet
3 53 (1.01%) Ansible
4 44 (0.84%) Kibana
5 43 (0.82%) SCOM
6 41 (0.78%) Kubernetes
6 41 (0.78%) Microsoft Clustering
7 38 (0.73%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 32 (0.61%) Backup Exec
9 30 (0.57%) Docker Swarm
10 28 (0.54%) vCenter Server
11 27 (0.52%) WSUS
12 22 (0.42%) FortiGate
13 21 (0.40%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 18 (0.34%) OPNET
15 17 (0.33%) Failover Clustering
15 17 (0.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
16 16 (0.31%) Business Desktop Deployment
16 16 (0.31%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
17 14 (0.27%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 1,817 (34.78%) Microsoft
2 714 (13.67%) Oracle
3 356 (6.81%) VMware
4 177 (3.39%) Cisco
5 120 (2.30%) Tableau
6 107 (2.05%) Capita
7 105 (2.01%) Google
8 101 (1.93%) Xamarin
9 100 (1.91%) Citrix
10 75 (1.44%) SAP
11 73 (1.40%) Facebook
11 73 (1.40%) HP
12 55 (1.05%) SolarWinds
13 52 (1.00%) Symantec
14 47 (0.90%) Cognos
14 47 (0.90%) Red Hat
15 45 (0.86%) Telerik
16 39 (0.75%) Dynatrace
17 38 (0.73%) Apple
18 36 (0.69%) 3PAR