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 3 months to 25 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
England / South East
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 10 11 7
Rank change year-on-year +1 -4  
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2407 3161 3799
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 16.12% 16.22% 17.42%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 54.29% 53.32% 56.09%
Number of salaries quoted 2175 2927 3399
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

SQL Server is in the database and business intelligence skills category. The next 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 and business intelligence skills.

Database & Business Intelligence Skills
South East
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 4434 5928 6773
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 29.70% 30.42% 31.05%
Number of salaries quoted 3807 5256 5776
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing SQL Server as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

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 3 months to 25 April 2017.

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 3 months to 25 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +2 577 £40,000 - 75
Surrey -2 424 £47,500 +5.55% 48
Berkshire -8 401 £45,000 - 51
Buckinghamshire -1 242 £40,000 -9.09% 23
West Sussex +5 221 £42,500 -5.55% 19
Oxfordshire -2 189 £38,500 -7.22% 40
Kent +6 181 £40,000 -5.88% 25
East Sussex +2 158 £45,000 +12.50% 15
Middlesex +3 12 £47,500 -5.00% 4
Isle of Wight 0 5 £32,500 -
Sussex +1 2 £27,500 -21.42%
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 25 April 2017, 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 2813 (58.24%) .NET
2 2675 (55.38%) C#
3 2346 (48.57%) SQL
4 1979 (40.97%) ASP.NET
5 1964 (40.66%) Microsoft
6 1891 (39.15%) Agile Software Development
7 1602 (33.17%) MVC
8 1484 (30.72%) JavaScript
9 1271 (26.31%) Windows
10 1252 (25.92%) HTML
11 1211 (25.07%) CSS
12 1131 (23.42%) ASP.NET MVC
13 954 (19.75%) TDD
14 826 (17.10%) T-SQL
15 751 (15.55%) jQuery
16 749 (15.51%) ASP.NET Web API
17 741 (15.34%) .NET Framework
18 736 (15.24%) AngularJS
19 725 (15.01%) Finance
20 711 (14.72%) Degree
21 669 (13.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
22 655 (13.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
22 655 (13.56%) Web Services
23 643 (13.31%) WCF
24 612 (12.67%) Scrum
25 589 (12.19%) Windows Server
26 581 (12.03%) Business Intelligence
27 561 (11.61%) XML
28 557 (11.53%) SQL Server 2008
29 550 (11.39%) OO

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
1 356 (7.37%) IIS
2 241 (4.99%) SharePoint
3 166 (3.44%) MS Exchange
4 161 (3.33%) Elasticsearch
5 144 (2.98%) CMS
6 98 (2.03%) BizTalk Server
7 80 (1.66%) Exchange Server 2010
8 73 (1.51%) SharePoint 2013
9 69 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2013
10 57 (1.18%) Apache
11 48 (0.99%) Tomcat
12 47 (0.97%) Drupal
13 43 (0.89%) Confluence
14 38 (0.79%) Skype for Business
15 37 (0.77%) JBoss
16 34 (0.70%) WordPress
17 32 (0.66%) Sitecore CMS
18 30 (0.62%) NServiceBus
19 28 (0.58%) SharePoint Server
20 27 (0.56%) WebSphere
Applications
1 211 (4.37%) Microsoft Excel
2 143 (2.96%) Microsoft Office
3 30 (0.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 24 (0.50%) MS Visio
5 11 (0.23%) Photoshop
6 6 (0.12%) Microsoft Project
7 5 (0.10%) SPSS
8 4 (0.083%) Spreadsheet
9 3 (0.062%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 3 (0.062%) InfoPath
10 2 (0.041%) Fireworks
10 2 (0.041%) SPSS Modeler
11 1 (0.021%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.021%) GIMP
11 1 (0.021%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 36 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 29 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 19 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
4 11 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
4 11 (0.23%) Infor CRM
4 11 (0.23%) Payment Gateway
5 10 (0.21%) Adobe Campaign
5 10 (0.21%) Eloqua
6 9 (0.19%) Oracle Cash Management
7 8 (0.17%) Magento
8 7 (0.14%) SAP CO
8 7 (0.14%) SAP FI
8 7 (0.14%) SAP FI/CO
8 7 (0.14%) SAP FSCM
8 7 (0.14%) SAP MM
8 7 (0.14%) SAP PS
8 7 (0.14%) SAP SD
9 6 (0.12%) FastStats
10 5 (0.10%) Cognos Controller
10 5 (0.10%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 548 (11.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 260 (5.38%) Amazon AWS
3 153 (3.17%) SaaS
4 141 (2.92%) Office 365
5 51 (1.06%) IaaS
6 47 (0.97%) PaaS
7 32 (0.66%) Amazon EC2
8 26 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
9 21 (0.43%) GitHub
10 19 (0.39%) Amazon S3
11 17 (0.35%) Amazon ELB
12 16 (0.33%) Google Cloud Platform
13 12 (0.25%) Google Play
14 10 (0.21%) Amazon SQS
15 9 (0.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 7 (0.14%) Asana
16 7 (0.14%) Boomi
16 7 (0.14%) Google App Engine
17 5 (0.10%) Trello
17 5 (0.10%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 167 (3.46%) Firewall
2 152 (3.15%) TCP/IP
3 148 (3.06%) Internet
4 136 (2.82%) DNS
5 102 (2.11%) LAN
6 100 (2.07%) SAN
7 89 (1.84%) WAN
8 70 (1.45%) Network Security
9 66 (1.37%) DHCP
10 63 (1.30%) HTTP
11 44 (0.91%) SSL
12 42 (0.87%) SMTP
12 42 (0.87%) VPN
13 41 (0.85%) NAS
14 36 (0.75%) Intranet
15 30 (0.62%) Skype
16 28 (0.58%) VLAN
17 26 (0.54%) VoIP
18 18 (0.37%) Wi-Fi
19 17 (0.35%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 669 (13.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 655 (13.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 557 (11.53%) SQL Server 2008
4 510 (10.56%) SQL Server 2014
5 374 (7.74%) MySQL
6 371 (7.68%) SQL Server 2012
7 368 (7.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 350 (7.25%) Relational Database
9 347 (7.18%) Data Warehouse
10 305 (6.31%) NoSQL
11 233 (4.82%) SQL Server 2016
12 162 (3.35%) MongoDB
13 149 (3.08%) Power BI
14 145 (3.00%) SQL Server 2005
15 123 (2.55%) Big Data
16 97 (2.01%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 97 (2.01%) RDBMS
17 86 (1.78%) BusinessObjects
17 86 (1.78%) Crystal Reports
18 85 (1.76%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 486 (10.06%) Team Foundation Server
2 480 (9.94%) Visual Studio
3 392 (8.12%) Git (software)
4 196 (4.06%) NUnit
5 192 (3.98%) JIRA
6 172 (3.56%) TeamCity
7 158 (3.27%) Subversion
8 77 (1.59%) Selenium
9 66 (1.37%) Moq
10 60 (1.24%) MSTest
11 58 (1.20%) Bugzilla
12 56 (1.16%) Trac
13 51 (1.06%) Rhino Mocks
14 48 (0.99%) Jenkins
15 46 (0.95%) JSUnit
16 44 (0.91%) Octopus Deploy
17 28 (0.58%) SpecFlow
18 27 (0.56%) MSBuild
19 24 (0.50%) ReSharper
19 24 (0.50%) WebDriver
General
1 725 (15.01%) Finance
2 175 (3.62%) Retail
3 174 (3.60%) Marketing
4 100 (2.07%) Banking
5 98 (2.03%) Advertising
5 98 (2.03%) Games
6 93 (1.93%) Telecoms
7 61 (1.26%) Manufacturing
8 55 (1.14%) Electronics
9 51 (1.06%) Legal
10 44 (0.91%) Automotive
11 35 (0.72%) German Language
12 30 (0.62%) Publishing
13 25 (0.52%) Back Office
14 22 (0.46%) Music Industry
14 22 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
15 17 (0.35%) French Language
16 10 (0.21%) Law
17 9 (0.19%) Billing
17 9 (0.19%) Brand Awareness
Job Titles
1 2882 (59.67%) Developer
2 1655 (34.27%) .NET Developer
3 1124 (23.27%) C# Developer
4 823 (17.04%) C# .NET Developer
5 527 (10.91%) Software Developer
6 517 (10.70%) SQL Developer
7 485 (10.04%) ASP.NET Developer
8 474 (9.81%) Analyst
9 436 (9.03%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 355 (7.35%) Senior Developer
11 299 (6.19%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
12 291 (6.02%) .NET Software Developer
13 271 (5.61%) DBA
14 257 (5.32%) C# Software Developer
15 245 (5.07%) Web Developer
16 219 (4.53%) Administrator
17 214 (4.43%) SQL DBA
18 189 (3.91%) Junior
19 173 (3.58%) Senior .NET Developer
20 167 (3.46%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2813 (58.24%) .NET
2 1979 (40.97%) ASP.NET
3 1252 (25.92%) HTML
4 1211 (25.07%) CSS
5 1131 (23.42%) ASP.NET MVC
6 751 (15.55%) jQuery
7 749 (15.51%) ASP.NET Web API
8 741 (15.34%) .NET Framework
9 736 (15.24%) AngularJS
10 655 (13.56%) Web Services
11 643 (13.31%) WCF
12 561 (11.61%) XML
13 456 (9.44%) ASP.NET MVC 5
14 438 (9.07%) Entity Framework
15 420 (8.70%) WPF
16 417 (8.63%) RESTful
17 382 (7.91%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 370 (7.66%) HTML5
19 343 (7.10%) KnockoutJS
20 307 (6.36%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 366 (7.58%) Analytical Skills
2 309 (6.40%) Computer Science
3 267 (5.53%) Greenfield Project
4 146 (3.02%) Clustering
5 143 (2.96%) Mobile App
6 127 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
7 108 (2.24%) User Experience
8 98 (2.03%) Management Information System
9 88 (1.82%) Replication
10 55 (1.14%) Fintech
11 51 (1.06%) Social Network
12 47 (0.97%) Data Centre
13 41 (0.85%) Client/Server
14 35 (0.72%) Hybrid Cloud
14 35 (0.72%) N-Tier
15 32 (0.66%) Blog
15 32 (0.66%) FMCG
15 32 (0.66%) Social Media
16 31 (0.64%) EPoS
17 27 (0.56%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 1271 (26.31%) Windows
2 589 (12.19%) Windows Server
3 344 (7.12%) Linux
4 308 (6.38%) Windows Server 2008
5 265 (5.49%) Windows Server 2012
6 156 (3.23%) Android
7 126 (2.61%) Apple iOS
8 125 (2.59%) Unix
9 72 (1.49%) Windows 7
10 69 (1.43%) Windows Server 2003
11 48 (0.99%) CentOS
12 38 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 35 (0.72%) Windows 10
14 20 (0.41%) Windows 8
15 17 (0.35%) Solaris
16 15 (0.31%) Windows XP
17 13 (0.27%) Windows Vista
18 10 (0.21%) Ubuntu
18 10 (0.21%) Windows 2000 Server
19 8 (0.17%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1891 (39.15%) Agile Software Development
2 1602 (33.17%) MVC
3 954 (19.75%) TDD
4 612 (12.67%) Scrum
5 581 (12.03%) Business Intelligence
6 550 (11.39%) OO
7 447 (9.25%) BDD
8 440 (9.11%) Software Engineering
9 435 (9.01%) Web Application Development
10 432 (8.94%) Web Development
11 395 (8.18%) SDLC
12 338 (7.00%) Performance Tuning
13 318 (6.58%) ETL
14 295 (6.11%) Continuous Integration
15 265 (5.49%) Unit Testing
16 219 (4.53%) SOLID
17 191 (3.95%) Mentoring
18 185 (3.83%) DevOps
19 183 (3.79%) Analytics
19 183 (3.79%) Dependency Injection
Programming Languages
1 2675 (55.38%) C#
2 2346 (48.57%) SQL
3 1484 (30.72%) JavaScript
4 826 (17.10%) T-SQL
5 359 (7.43%) Java
6 358 (7.41%) VB.NET
7 242 (5.01%) PowerShell
8 216 (4.47%) Ruby
9 193 (4.00%) C++
10 187 (3.87%) PHP
11 138 (2.86%) VB
12 110 (2.28%) Python
13 91 (1.88%) PL/SQL
14 86 (1.78%) TypeScript
15 72 (1.49%) C
16 59 (1.22%) Bash Shell
17 58 (1.20%) VBA
18 52 (1.08%) F#
19 45 (0.93%) Perl
20 41 (0.85%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 711 (14.72%) Degree
2 261 (5.40%) Microsoft Certification
3 133 (2.75%) MCSE
4 93 (1.93%) ISTQB
5 66 (1.37%) ISEB
5 66 (1.37%) Security Cleared
6 61 (1.26%) Cisco Certification
7 60 (1.24%) MCSA
8 55 (1.14%) CISSP
9 50 (1.04%) CCNA
10 47 (0.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 42 (0.87%) MCP
12 38 (0.79%) MCITP
12 38 (0.79%) SC Cleared
13 24 (0.50%) MCTS
14 23 (0.48%) CEH
14 23 (0.48%) ITIL Certification
15 21 (0.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 17 (0.35%) GCIA
17 16 (0.33%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 179 (3.71%) QA
2 92 (1.90%) SLA
3 53 (1.10%) Data Quality
4 51 (1.06%) PCI DSS
5 30 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 11 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 7 (0.14%) GAMP
8 4 (0.083%) GPG13
9 3 (0.062%) IFRS
9 3 (0.062%) IFRS 9
9 3 (0.062%) ISO 9001
9 3 (0.062%) WCAG
10 2 (0.041%) HL7
11 1 (0.021%) EFQM
11 1 (0.021%) ISAE 3402
11 1 (0.021%) ISO22301
11 1 (0.021%) PMO
11 1 (0.021%) SSAE 16
11 1 (0.021%) WAI
System Software
1 447 (9.25%) Active Directory
2 157 (3.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 151 (3.13%) Hyper-V
4 46 (0.95%) Docker
5 42 (0.87%) XenApp
6 27 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
7 26 (0.54%) VMware ESX
8 23 (0.48%) vSphere
9 18 (0.37%) Virtual Desktop
10 17 (0.35%) ISA Server
10 17 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
11 14 (0.29%) Virtual Servers
12 10 (0.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 10 (0.21%) Terminal Services
13 9 (0.19%) Oracle RAC
14 7 (0.14%) Varnish
15 6 (0.12%) Firmware
15 6 (0.12%) Forefront TMG
15 6 (0.12%) HDFS
15 6 (0.12%) KVM
Systems Management
1 85 (1.76%) Puppet
2 66 (1.37%) WSUS
3 63 (1.30%) Kibana
4 52 (1.08%) SCCM
5 50 (1.04%) Business Desktop Deployment
6 47 (0.97%) Opscode Chef
7 30 (0.62%) Microsoft Clustering
8 24 (0.50%) Ansible
9 16 (0.33%) SCOM
10 15 (0.31%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 14 (0.29%) Grafana
12 13 (0.27%) Backup Exec
12 13 (0.27%) Salt
13 11 (0.23%) Norton AntiVirus
13 11 (0.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 10 (0.21%) vCenter Server
15 9 (0.19%) cPanel
15 9 (0.19%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
15 9 (0.19%) ZABBIX
16 8 (0.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1964 (40.66%) Microsoft
2 538 (11.14%) Oracle
3 241 (4.99%) VMware
4 128 (2.65%) SAP
5 122 (2.53%) Citrix
6 114 (2.36%) Cisco
7 108 (2.24%) HP
8 78 (1.61%) Tableau
9 72 (1.49%) Facebook
10 71 (1.47%) Cognos
10 71 (1.47%) Google
11 65 (1.35%) Apple
12 58 (1.20%) Xamarin
13 54 (1.12%) Informatica
14 45 (0.93%) NetApp
15 41 (0.85%) Dell
15 41 (0.85%) Red Hat
16 37 (0.77%) 3PAR
17 34 (0.70%) Sitecore
18 31 (0.64%) IBM
Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Henley-On-Thames, Oxfordshire
Latcom Ltd
Salary: From £32,000 to £36,000 per annum Circa + Training + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Arden Resourcing Limited
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum Plus Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
ninesharp
Salary: £38000 - £42000 per annum + bonus
Posted: 5 hours ago
Didcot, Oxfordshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + bens
Posted: 9 hours ago
Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Didcot, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum Pension, Gym, Healthcare, Flexi-working
Posted: 1 hour ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + benefits and training
Posted: 8 hours ago
Chertsey, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40-50k+Bens
Posted: 5 hours ago
Eastleigh, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £34000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40-45k+Bonus+Bens
Posted: 1 hour ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Guildford, Surrey
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 8 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Modis International
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + Benefits package
Posted: 3 hours ago
Gatwick, West Sussex
Corriculo
Salary: Up to £34,000 per annum Pension, Life Assurance, Medical
Posted: 1 hour ago
Slough, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 60,000-70,000
Posted: 2 hours ago
Banbury, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Posted: Yesterday
Marlow, Buckinghamshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25-40k DOE
Posted: 4 hours ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Rullion
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Amersham, Buckinghamshire
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: £20K - £27K per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000-32,000
Posted: Yesterday
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £27000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: £50,000 per annum + Pension
Posted: 20 hours ago
Gatwick, West Sussex
Go Partnership.
Salary: From £30,000 to £34,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Arden Resourcing Limited
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum Plus Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Middlesex
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday