Period
to 14 May 2021

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 14 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
England > South East
6 months to
14 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 18 13 15
Rank change year-on-year -5 +2 -4
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 1,515 2,184 3,144
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 11.33% 12.38% 12.07%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 42.89% 47.61% 44.05%
Number of salaries quoted 1,279 1,836 2,792
10th Percentile £35,750 £31,250 £28,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £36,750 £34,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +3.45%
75th Percentile £58,750 £58,750 £57,500
90th Percentile £68,750 £70,000 £66,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% 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 3,532 4,587 7,137
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 26.43% 25.99% 27.40%
Number of salaries quoted 2,896 3,796 6,033
10th Percentile £33,750 £31,250 £29,750
25th Percentile £41,250 £37,815 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £63,813 £62,813 £61,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £73,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%

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 14 May 2021.

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 14 May 2021. 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 0 454 £50,000 +5.26% 110
Hampshire -7 368 £50,000 +11.11% 46
Berkshire +9 287 £50,000 - 49
Surrey -1 251 £55,000 +4.76% 38
West Sussex -4 199 £50,000 +11.11% 23
East Sussex -16 122 £50,000 +13.64% 16
Kent -2 105 £44,000 -2.22% 37
Buckinghamshire -1 100 £45,000 -5.26% 37
Oxfordshire -14 68 £42,500 -5.56% 24
Middlesex +4 8 £56,250 -6.25%
Sussex -8 3 £50,000 -20.00%
M4 Corridor -5 1 - -
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 14 May 2021, 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.

1 890 (58.75%) .NET
2 850 (56.11%) C#
3 709 (46.80%) Azure
4 644 (42.51%) SQL
5 586 (38.68%) JavaScript
6 544 (35.91%) Agile Software Development
7 521 (34.39%) Microsoft
8 438 (28.91%) ASP.NET
9 368 (24.29%) .NET Core
10 365 (24.09%) MVC
11 344 (22.71%) HTML
12 337 (22.24%) DevOps
13 327 (21.58%) CSS
14 303 (20.00%) AngularJS
15 292 (19.27%) Social Skills
16 277 (18.28%) Scrum
17 269 (17.76%) Windows
18 253 (16.70%) Git (software)
19 227 (14.98%) T-SQL
20 225 (14.85%) .NET Framework
20 225 (14.85%) React
21 218 (14.39%) Finance
22 205 (13.53%) ASP.NET MVC
23 201 (13.27%) jQuery
24 197 (13.00%) TDD
25 179 (11.82%) AWS
26 176 (11.62%) Degree
27 161 (10.63%) Web Services
28 157 (10.36%) Business Intelligence
29 152 (10.03%) 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
1 101 (6.67%) IIS
2 91 (6.01%) SharePoint
3 54 (3.56%) NServiceBus
4 39 (2.57%) CMS
5 36 (2.38%) Apache
6 25 (1.65%) Confluence
7 21 (1.39%) BizTalk Server
8 20 (1.32%) MS Exchange
9 13 (0.86%) Apache Solr
9 13 (0.86%) Umbraco
10 12 (0.79%) Elasticsearch
10 12 (0.79%) EPiServer
10 12 (0.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 11 (0.73%) Sitecore CMS
12 8 (0.53%) JBoss
12 8 (0.53%) Kentico
12 8 (0.53%) nginx
12 8 (0.53%) Tomcat
13 7 (0.46%) Oracle Workflow
14 6 (0.40%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 33 (2.18%) Microsoft Excel
2 24 (1.58%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (0.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.20%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.066%) SPSS
5 1 (0.066%) Stata
Business Applications
1 26 (1.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (0.99%) Dynamics AX
3 9 (0.59%) NetSuite
4 7 (0.46%) Dynamics NAV
5 5 (0.33%) Infor M3
6 3 (0.20%) Maximo
7 2 (0.13%) SAP Business One
8 1 (0.066%) Elite 3E
8 1 (0.066%) Oracle 11i
8 1 (0.066%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.066%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.066%) Oracle EBS R12
8 1 (0.066%) Postilion
8 1 (0.066%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.066%) Sage 200
8 1 (0.066%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 709 (46.80%) Azure
2 179 (11.82%) AWS
3 105 (6.93%) IaaS
3 105 (6.93%) Power Platform
4 99 (6.53%) PaaS
5 93 (6.14%) SaaS
6 78 (5.15%) Microsoft 365
7 40 (2.64%) Azure Storage
8 34 (2.24%) Azure Service Bus
8 34 (2.24%) Dynamics 365
9 32 (2.11%) Serverless
10 27 (1.78%) Azure Active Directory
11 25 (1.65%) Azure Data Factory
11 25 (1.65%) GitHub
12 20 (1.32%) Azure Functions
13 19 (1.25%) Azure Logic Apps
14 18 (1.19%) Azure Cosmos DB
15 14 (0.92%) Cloud Computing
16 12 (0.79%) Azure Service Fabric
17 11 (0.73%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 79 (5.21%) Skype
2 48 (3.17%) HTTP
3 44 (2.90%) Firewall
4 38 (2.51%) SAN
5 29 (1.91%) DNS
6 21 (1.39%) TCP/IP
7 19 (1.25%) WAN
8 18 (1.19%) VLAN
8 18 (1.19%) VPN
9 17 (1.12%) Internet
10 15 (0.99%) LAN
11 13 (0.86%) Cisco ASA
11 13 (0.86%) Network Security
11 13 (0.86%) Wireshark
12 11 (0.73%) DHCP
12 11 (0.73%) FTP
13 10 (0.66%) NAS
14 6 (0.40%) NetScaler
14 6 (0.40%) Wireless
15 5 (0.33%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 118 (7.79%) NoSQL
2 112 (7.39%) Relational Database
3 106 (7.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 104 (6.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 98 (6.47%) Power BI
6 76 (5.02%) MySQL
7 72 (4.75%) Data Warehouse
8 65 (4.29%) Azure SQL Database
9 50 (3.30%) PostgreSQL
10 48 (3.17%) MongoDB
11 44 (2.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 39 (2.57%) RDBMS
13 38 (2.51%) Tableau
14 37 (2.44%) Data Lake
15 34 (2.24%) SQLPlus
16 33 (2.18%) SQL Server 2008
17 31 (2.05%) SQL Server 2016
18 27 (1.78%) Oracle Database
19 21 (1.39%) SQL Server 2014
20 20 (1.32%) SQL Server 2019
Development Applications
1 253 (16.70%) Git (software)
2 121 (7.99%) Visual Studio
3 87 (5.74%) JIRA
4 80 (5.28%) Octopus Deploy
5 78 (5.15%) TeamCity
6 64 (4.22%) Team Foundation Server
7 37 (2.44%) Visual Studio Team System
8 34 (2.24%) Selenium
9 32 (2.11%) Jenkins
10 26 (1.72%) NUnit
10 26 (1.72%) WebDriver
11 22 (1.45%) Cypress.io
12 20 (1.32%) Appium
13 19 (1.25%) Bitbucket
14 16 (1.06%) Moq
15 15 (0.99%) Cucumber
16 13 (0.86%) Grunt
16 13 (0.86%) gulp
16 13 (0.86%) SpecFlow
16 13 (0.86%) webpack
General
1 292 (19.27%) Social Skills
2 218 (14.39%) Finance
3 94 (6.20%) Analytical Skills
4 66 (4.36%) Marketing
5 59 (3.89%) Advertising
6 38 (2.51%) Manufacturing
7 37 (2.44%) Automotive
8 32 (2.11%) Telecoms
9 23 (1.52%) Public Sector
10 20 (1.32%) Electronics
10 20 (1.32%) Organisational Skills
11 19 (1.25%) Presentation Skills
12 13 (0.86%) Retail
13 12 (0.79%) Documentation Skills
13 12 (0.79%) Law
14 11 (0.73%) Back Office
15 9 (0.59%) Banking
16 8 (0.53%) Influencing Skills
17 7 (0.46%) French Language
18 5 (0.33%) German Language
Job Titles
1 904 (59.67%) Developer
2 466 (30.76%) .NET Developer
3 261 (17.23%) C# Developer
4 205 (13.53%) Software Developer
5 197 (13.00%) C# .NET Developer
6 195 (12.87%) Senior Developer
7 128 (8.45%) Full Stack Developer
8 119 (7.85%) Analyst
9 104 (6.86%) .NET Software Developer
10 90 (5.94%) SQL Developer
11 89 (5.87%) Architect
12 79 (5.21%) C# Software Developer
12 79 (5.21%) Senior .NET Developer
13 61 (4.03%) ASP.NET Developer
14 58 (3.83%) C# ASP.NET Developer
15 56 (3.70%) Lead Developer
15 56 (3.70%) Senior Software Developer
16 55 (3.63%) Senior C# Developer
17 46 (3.04%) PHP Developer
17 46 (3.04%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 890 (58.75%) .NET
2 438 (28.91%) ASP.NET
3 368 (24.29%) .NET Core
4 344 (22.71%) HTML
5 327 (21.58%) CSS
6 303 (20.00%) AngularJS
7 225 (14.85%) .NET Framework
7 225 (14.85%) React
8 205 (13.53%) ASP.NET MVC
9 201 (13.27%) jQuery
10 161 (10.63%) Web Services
11 145 (9.57%) REST
12 127 (8.38%) Entity Framework
13 121 (7.99%) HTML5
14 120 (7.92%) ASP.NET Web API
15 98 (6.47%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 95 (6.27%) WCF
17 94 (6.20%) Vue.js
18 89 (5.87%) SOAP
19 85 (5.61%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 66 (4.36%) Data Centre
2 59 (3.89%) Greenfield Project
3 58 (3.83%) Self-Motivation
4 47 (3.10%) Public Cloud
5 37 (2.44%) Virtual Team
6 34 (2.24%) Data Structures
6 34 (2.24%) Mobile App
7 31 (2.05%) Enterprise Software
8 29 (1.91%) Management Information System
9 25 (1.65%) Linux Command Line
10 24 (1.58%) Hybrid Cloud
10 24 (1.58%) Private Cloud
11 23 (1.52%) Clustering
12 20 (1.32%) Cloud Native
12 20 (1.32%) User Experience
13 18 (1.19%) Algorithms
14 17 (1.12%) Client/Server
15 14 (0.92%) Replication
16 11 (0.73%) Driving Licence
16 11 (0.73%) LIMS
Operating Systems
1 269 (17.76%) Windows
2 134 (8.84%) Windows Server
3 115 (7.59%) Linux
4 51 (3.37%) Unix
5 34 (2.24%) Windows Server 2012
6 30 (1.98%) Android
6 30 (1.98%) Apple iOS
6 30 (1.98%) Windows Server 2016
7 24 (1.58%) Windows 10
8 20 (1.32%) Windows Server 2008
9 18 (1.19%) Windows Server 2019
10 16 (1.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 14 (0.92%) Windows 7
12 6 (0.40%) Oracle Linux
12 6 (0.40%) Ubuntu
12 6 (0.40%) VMS
13 3 (0.20%) CentOS
14 2 (0.13%) Windows XP
15 1 (0.066%) Debian
15 1 (0.066%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 544 (35.91%) Agile Software Development
2 365 (24.09%) MVC
3 337 (22.24%) DevOps
4 277 (18.28%) Scrum
5 197 (13.00%) TDD
6 157 (10.36%) Business Intelligence
7 152 (10.03%) Problem-Solving
8 145 (9.57%) Computer Science
9 138 (9.11%) Microservices
10 136 (8.98%) Test Automation
11 133 (8.78%) Unit Testing
12 129 (8.51%) Software Engineering
13 124 (8.18%) Web Development
14 119 (7.85%) OO
15 113 (7.46%) SDLC
16 110 (7.26%) BDD
17 108 (7.13%) Continuous Integration
18 93 (6.14%) OOP
19 87 (5.74%) ITIL
20 76 (5.02%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 850 (56.11%) C#
2 644 (42.51%) SQL
3 586 (38.68%) JavaScript
4 227 (14.98%) T-SQL
5 133 (8.78%) PowerShell
6 121 (7.99%) Python
6 121 (7.99%) TypeScript
7 118 (7.79%) Java
8 72 (4.75%) VB.NET
9 60 (3.96%) PHP
10 53 (3.50%) C++
11 40 (2.64%) VB
12 32 (2.11%) Bash Shell
13 31 (2.05%) PL/SQL
14 27 (1.78%) R
15 21 (1.39%) Ruby
16 20 (1.32%) Objective-C
16 20 (1.32%) PHP 7
17 19 (1.25%) Apple Swift
18 13 (0.86%) VB6
Qualifications
1 176 (11.62%) Degree
2 66 (4.36%) Computer Science Degree
3 59 (3.89%) Microsoft Certification
4 43 (2.84%) Security Cleared
5 38 (2.51%) SC Cleared
6 26 (1.72%) Cisco Certification
7 24 (1.58%) CCNA
8 21 (1.39%) MCSE
9 17 (1.12%) BPSS Clearance
10 10 (0.66%) HND
11 5 (0.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 4 (0.26%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (0.20%) CCNP
13 3 (0.20%) DV Cleared
13 3 (0.20%) MCSA
13 3 (0.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 3 (0.20%) TOGAF Certification
14 2 (0.13%) DBS Check
14 2 (0.13%) HNC
14 2 (0.13%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 88 (5.81%) QA
2 12 (0.79%) SLA
3 10 (0.66%) GDPR
4 9 (0.59%) Data Quality
4 9 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.40%) ISO 9001
6 4 (0.26%) PMO
System Software
1 113 (7.46%) Active Directory
2 103 (6.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 88 (5.81%) Docker
4 63 (4.16%) Hyper-V
5 16 (1.06%) VMware ESXi
6 15 (0.99%) vSphere
7 7 (0.46%) Virtual Machines
8 6 (0.40%) Terminal Services
8 6 (0.40%) XenApp
9 4 (0.26%) Firmware
9 4 (0.26%) vCloud
10 3 (0.20%) Oracle RAC
10 3 (0.20%) Postfix
10 3 (0.20%) VMware NSX
11 2 (0.13%) HDFS
11 2 (0.13%) pfSense
12 1 (0.066%) KVM
12 1 (0.066%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.066%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.066%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 115 (7.59%) Kubernetes
2 44 (2.90%) SCCM
3 41 (2.71%) Microsoft Intune
4 28 (1.85%) Terraform
5 17 (1.12%) Ansible
5 17 (1.12%) SCVMM
6 14 (0.92%) Puppet
7 8 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
7 8 (0.53%) vCenter Server
8 7 (0.46%) Grafana
9 6 (0.40%) vRealize
10 5 (0.33%) Prometheus
11 4 (0.26%) Argo
11 4 (0.26%) Data Guard
11 4 (0.26%) NetBackup
12 3 (0.20%) WSUS
13 2 (0.13%) Backup Exec
13 2 (0.13%) Microsoft Clustering
13 2 (0.13%) Oracle RMAN
13 2 (0.13%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 521 (34.39%) Microsoft
2 142 (9.37%) VMware
3 131 (8.65%) Oracle
4 40 (2.64%) Cisco
5 32 (2.11%) SAP
6 29 (1.91%) Veeam
7 27 (1.78%) Salesforce.com
8 26 (1.72%) Google
8 26 (1.72%) Xamarin
9 24 (1.58%) IBM
9 24 (1.58%) Sitecore
10 19 (1.25%) Red Hat
11 18 (1.19%) Citrix
12 15 (0.99%) HP
12 15 (0.99%) Splunk
12 15 (0.99%) Telerik
13 12 (0.79%) Databricks
13 12 (0.79%) Dynatrace
14 11 (0.73%) Informatica
14 11 (0.73%) NetApp