Period
to 26 November 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 26 November 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
England > South East
6 months to
26 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 13 13 12
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 -2
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 1,131 3,070 3,912
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 12.85% 12.29% 13.75%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 46.03% 48.48% 47.10%
Number of salaries quoted 1,087 2,798 3,560
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £66,438 £63,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £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 2,457 6,333 8,305
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 27.91% 25.36% 29.19%
Number of salaries quoted 2,105 5,413 6,921
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £71,250 £72,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £51,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +1.94% +3.00%

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 26 November 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 26 November 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
Hampshire -6 275 £50,000 +13.64% 48
Thames Valley -5 238 £47,500 - 72
West Sussex +4 204 £60,000 +26.32% 29
Surrey +4 181 £55,000 +10.00% 44
East Sussex +4 150 £50,000 +5.26% 18
Berkshire -9 130 £50,000 - 39
Oxfordshire +2 64 £42,500 -11.46% 19
Kent +2 55 £45,000 - 31
Buckinghamshire -14 45 £45,000 - 14
Middlesex +7 9 £53,750 -10.42% 1
M4 Corridor - 1 - -
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 26 November 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.

1 665 (58.80%) C#
2 654 (57.82%) .NET
3 496 (43.85%) Azure
4 483 (42.71%) SQL
5 425 (37.58%) JavaScript
6 394 (34.84%) Agile Software Development
7 372 (32.89%) ASP.NET
8 343 (30.33%) Microsoft
9 303 (26.79%) HTML
10 300 (26.53%) MVC
11 275 (24.31%) CSS
12 243 (21.49%) .NET Core
13 221 (19.54%) Windows
13 221 (19.54%) ASP.NET MVC
14 212 (18.74%) .NET Framework
15 203 (17.95%) DevOps
16 178 (15.74%) Skype
16 178 (15.74%) AngularJS
17 176 (15.56%) Git (software)
18 160 (14.15%) React
19 152 (13.44%) jQuery
20 150 (13.26%) Degree
21 144 (12.73%) Scrum
22 143 (12.64%) PaaS
23 142 (12.56%) Entity Framework
24 141 (12.47%) IaaS
24 141 (12.47%) ASP.NET Core
25 138 (12.20%) Microservices
26 137 (12.11%) Web Development
27 134 (11.85%) Business Intelligence

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 83 (7.34%) NServiceBus
2 70 (6.19%) SharePoint
3 49 (4.33%) IIS
4 22 (1.95%) MS Exchange
5 21 (1.86%) Tomcat
6 19 (1.68%) Elasticsearch
6 19 (1.68%) Skype for Business
7 17 (1.50%) Confluence
8 14 (1.24%) SAS
9 13 (1.15%) WebSphere
10 11 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2013
11 10 (0.88%) CMS
11 10 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2010
12 9 (0.80%) WebLogic
13 7 (0.62%) OpenStack
14 6 (0.53%) DNN
14 6 (0.53%) SharePoint 2013
15 5 (0.44%) ColdFusion
16 4 (0.35%) Apache
16 4 (0.35%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 35 (3.09%) Microsoft Excel
1 35 (3.09%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (1.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.18%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.18%) S-PLUS
4 1 (0.088%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.088%) Mathcad
4 1 (0.088%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.088%) Simulink
4 1 (0.088%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 52 (4.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (1.06%) Remedy ITSM
2 12 (1.06%) SAP GTS
3 7 (0.62%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.44%) Carpe Diem
4 5 (0.44%) NetSuite
5 4 (0.35%) Dynamics NAV
6 3 (0.27%) Oracle 11i
6 3 (0.27%) Oracle Applications
6 3 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.27%) Oracle EBS R12
7 2 (0.18%) JDE EnterpriseOne
7 2 (0.18%) JDE OneWorld
7 2 (0.18%) SAP CRM
8 1 (0.088%) Sage 200
8 1 (0.088%) SAP CS
8 1 (0.088%) SAP FI
8 1 (0.088%) SAP SD
8 1 (0.088%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 496 (43.85%) Azure
2 143 (12.64%) PaaS
3 141 (12.47%) IaaS
4 84 (7.43%) Power Platform
5 83 (7.34%) Office 365
6 80 (7.07%) AWS
7 75 (6.63%) SaaS
8 44 (3.89%) Dynamics 365
9 22 (1.95%) Azure Active Directory
10 14 (1.24%) Cloud Computing
11 13 (1.15%) GitHub
12 11 (0.97%) Azure Data Factory
13 10 (0.88%) Serverless
14 7 (0.62%) Azure Functions
14 7 (0.62%) PowerApps
15 5 (0.44%) OneDrive
16 4 (0.35%) Azure Machine Learning
17 3 (0.27%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 3 (0.27%) AWS Lambda
17 3 (0.27%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 178 (15.74%) Skype
2 97 (8.58%) HTTP
3 27 (2.39%) DNS
4 20 (1.77%) Firewall
5 18 (1.59%) LAN
6 17 (1.50%) VPN
7 16 (1.41%) SAN
8 14 (1.24%) TCP/IP
9 13 (1.15%) WAN
10 10 (0.88%) DHCP
11 8 (0.71%) Wireless
11 8 (0.71%) WLAN
12 7 (0.62%) Internet
13 6 (0.53%) Cisco ASA
13 6 (0.53%) Network Security
14 4 (0.35%) IP Telephony
14 4 (0.35%) Unified Communications
14 4 (0.35%) VoIP
15 3 (0.27%) FTP
15 3 (0.27%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 126 (11.14%) NoSQL
2 91 (8.05%) Relational Database
3 87 (7.69%) MySQL
4 80 (7.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 77 (6.81%) Power BI
6 72 (6.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 56 (4.95%) Azure SQL Database
8 55 (4.86%) Data Warehouse
9 40 (3.54%) PostgreSQL
10 34 (3.01%) Oracle Database
11 31 (2.74%) Tableau
12 27 (2.39%) SQL Server 2008
13 26 (2.30%) DB2
14 25 (2.21%) Data Lake
14 25 (2.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 21 (1.86%) BusinessObjects
16 19 (1.68%) SQL Server 2012
17 18 (1.59%) Oracle Database 11g
18 17 (1.50%) SQL Server 2016
19 16 (1.41%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 176 (15.56%) Git (software)
2 71 (6.28%) Selenium
3 67 (5.92%) WebDriver
4 56 (4.95%) Team Foundation Server
5 54 (4.77%) Octopus Deploy
6 45 (3.98%) TeamCity
7 42 (3.71%) SpecFlow
7 42 (3.71%) Visual Studio
8 25 (2.21%) Cucumber
9 24 (2.12%) Jenkins
10 22 (1.95%) JIRA
11 21 (1.86%) Visual Studio Team System
12 16 (1.41%) NUnit
13 13 (1.15%) Moq
14 12 (1.06%) Cypress.io
15 11 (0.97%) MSTest
16 7 (0.62%) SonarQube
17 6 (0.53%) JUnit
18 4 (0.35%) Bitbucket
18 4 (0.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 117 (10.34%) Finance
2 25 (2.21%) Public Sector
3 18 (1.59%) Manufacturing
4 17 (1.50%) Legal
5 11 (0.97%) Local Government
6 10 (0.88%) Military
6 10 (0.88%) Telecoms
7 8 (0.71%) Advertising
8 6 (0.53%) Banking
9 5 (0.44%) Law
9 5 (0.44%) Marketing
10 3 (0.27%) Back Office
10 3 (0.27%) Electronics
10 3 (0.27%) Fire and Rescue
10 3 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.27%) Retail
11 2 (0.18%) Billing
11 2 (0.18%) French Language
11 2 (0.18%) Games
11 2 (0.18%) Housing Association
Job Titles
1 641 (56.68%) Developer
2 298 (26.35%) .NET Developer
3 193 (17.06%) C# Developer
4 167 (14.77%) Senior Developer
5 140 (12.38%) Software Developer
6 138 (12.20%) C# .NET Developer
7 125 (11.05%) Analyst
8 72 (6.37%) Senior .NET Developer
9 65 (5.75%) Test Analyst
10 58 (5.13%) .NET Software Developer
11 53 (4.69%) SQL Developer
12 52 (4.60%) Automation Test Analyst
13 50 (4.42%) C# Software Developer
13 50 (4.42%) Support Engineer
14 49 (4.33%) QA Analyst
14 49 (4.33%) QA Test Analyst
15 47 (4.16%) Full Stack Developer
16 44 (3.89%) Lead Developer
17 41 (3.63%) PHP Developer
17 41 (3.63%) Senior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 654 (57.82%) .NET
2 372 (32.89%) ASP.NET
3 303 (26.79%) HTML
4 275 (24.31%) CSS
5 243 (21.49%) .NET Core
6 221 (19.54%) ASP.NET MVC
7 212 (18.74%) .NET Framework
8 178 (15.74%) AngularJS
9 160 (14.15%) React
10 152 (13.44%) jQuery
11 142 (12.56%) Entity Framework
12 141 (12.47%) ASP.NET Core
13 128 (11.32%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 113 (9.99%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 106 (9.37%) ASP.NET Web API
16 104 (9.20%) REST
17 87 (7.69%) Web Services
18 59 (5.22%) HTML5
19 48 (4.24%) RESTful
19 48 (4.24%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 71 (6.28%) Greenfield Project
2 47 (4.16%) Analytical Skills
3 41 (3.63%) Self-Motivation
4 32 (2.83%) Data Centre
5 31 (2.74%) Mobile App
6 24 (2.12%) Public Cloud
7 18 (1.59%) Cloud Native
8 17 (1.50%) Algorithms
9 16 (1.41%) Clustering
9 16 (1.41%) Private Cloud
10 15 (1.33%) Hybrid Cloud
10 15 (1.33%) Management Information System
11 14 (1.24%) Enterprise Software
12 13 (1.15%) Driving Licence
12 13 (1.15%) iPhone
13 10 (0.88%) Video Conferencing
14 9 (0.80%) AS400
14 9 (0.80%) Replication
14 9 (0.80%) User Experience
15 8 (0.71%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 221 (19.54%) Windows
2 104 (9.20%) Windows Server
3 69 (6.10%) Linux
4 48 (4.24%) Android
5 28 (2.48%) Windows Server 2012
6 26 (2.30%) Apple iOS
7 20 (1.77%) Windows 10
8 18 (1.59%) Unix
9 13 (1.15%) Windows Server 2008
10 12 (1.06%) Windows Server 2016
11 11 (0.97%) Windows Server 2019
12 7 (0.62%) Solaris
13 6 (0.53%) Windows 7
14 5 (0.44%) Ubuntu
15 4 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 3 (0.27%) CentOS
17 1 (0.088%) Oracle Linux
17 1 (0.088%) Windows 8
17 1 (0.088%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 394 (34.84%) Agile Software Development
2 300 (26.53%) MVC
3 203 (17.95%) DevOps
4 144 (12.73%) Scrum
5 138 (12.20%) Microservices
6 137 (12.11%) Web Development
7 134 (11.85%) Business Intelligence
8 131 (11.58%) Test Automation
9 130 (11.49%) OO
10 129 (11.41%) TDD
11 115 (10.17%) Software Engineering
12 110 (9.73%) BDD
13 97 (8.58%) Problem-Solving
14 96 (8.49%) OOP
15 82 (7.25%) CRM
16 81 (7.16%) SOLID
17 76 (6.72%) ETL
18 73 (6.45%) Mentoring
19 69 (6.10%) ITIL
20 68 (6.01%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 665 (58.80%) C#
2 483 (42.71%) SQL
3 425 (37.58%) JavaScript
4 127 (11.23%) T-SQL
5 107 (9.46%) TypeScript
6 105 (9.28%) PowerShell
7 80 (7.07%) Python
8 74 (6.54%) Java
9 47 (4.16%) PHP
10 39 (3.45%) C++
11 34 (3.01%) VB.NET
12 27 (2.39%) VB
13 21 (1.86%) Apple Swift
13 21 (1.86%) Objective-C
14 17 (1.50%) Perl
14 17 (1.50%) R
15 16 (1.41%) Bash Shell
16 9 (0.80%) PHP 7
16 9 (0.80%) Shell Script
16 9 (0.80%) VB6
Qualifications
1 150 (13.26%) Degree
2 73 (6.45%) Security Cleared
3 37 (3.27%) Microsoft Certification
4 28 (2.48%) Computer Science Degree
5 27 (2.39%) MCSE
5 27 (2.39%) SC Cleared
6 26 (2.30%) DV Cleared
7 21 (1.86%) CCNA
7 21 (1.86%) Cisco Certification
8 10 (0.88%) MCSA
9 9 (0.80%) BPSS Clearance
9 9 (0.80%) MCP
10 6 (0.53%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (0.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 4 (0.35%) ISTQB
12 4 (0.35%) PhD
13 3 (0.27%) ISEB
14 2 (0.18%) HNC
14 2 (0.18%) HND
14 2 (0.18%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (7.25%) QA
2 22 (1.95%) GDPR
2 22 (1.95%) PMO
3 20 (1.77%) SLA
4 16 (1.41%) Data Quality
5 12 (1.06%) COBIT
6 10 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 5 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.18%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.18%) NIST
System Software
1 109 (9.64%) Active Directory
2 63 (5.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 61 (5.39%) Docker
4 47 (4.16%) Hyper-V
5 20 (1.77%) VMware ESXi
6 19 (1.68%) Virtual Machines
7 8 (0.71%) Oracle RAC
7 8 (0.71%) VMware Server
8 7 (0.62%) Terminal Server
8 7 (0.62%) Virtual Desktop
9 5 (0.44%) Firmware
9 5 (0.44%) KVM
9 5 (0.44%) vSphere
10 4 (0.35%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 3 (0.27%) HDFS
11 3 (0.27%) Virtual Servers
11 3 (0.27%) VMware Workstation
12 2 (0.18%) DFS Replication
12 2 (0.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 1 (0.088%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 81 (7.16%) Kubernetes
2 46 (4.07%) SCCM
3 30 (2.65%) Microsoft Intune
4 25 (2.21%) Terraform
5 23 (2.03%) Ansible
6 14 (1.24%) WSUS
7 11 (0.97%) Puppet
8 8 (0.71%) Data Guard
8 8 (0.71%) SCVMM
9 7 (0.62%) vRealize Orchestrator
10 6 (0.53%) Grafana
11 5 (0.44%) SCOM
12 4 (0.35%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 4 (0.35%) Oracle RMAN
12 4 (0.35%) Packer
13 3 (0.27%) Single Sign-On
14 2 (0.18%) PowerCLI
15 1 (0.088%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
15 1 (0.088%) Failover Clustering
15 1 (0.088%) MOM
Vendors
1 343 (30.33%) Microsoft
2 102 (9.02%) VMware
3 79 (6.98%) Oracle
4 24 (2.12%) SAP
5 23 (2.03%) HP
6 21 (1.86%) ServiceNow
7 17 (1.50%) Citrix
7 17 (1.50%) Xamarin
8 15 (1.33%) IBM
8 15 (1.33%) Zend
9 14 (1.24%) Remedy
10 13 (1.15%) CA
11 12 (1.06%) Hyperion
11 12 (1.06%) Informatica
11 12 (1.06%) PeopleSoft
11 12 (1.06%) Siebel
11 12 (1.06%) Veeam
12 11 (0.97%) Cisco
13 9 (0.80%) Dell
14 8 (0.71%) Sun