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 June 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 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 11 9 7
Rank change year-on-year -2 -2  
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2295 3186 3843
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 15.85% 17.48% 18.04%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 52.06% 55.31% 56.36%
Number of salaries quoted 2081 2961 3413
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
90% offered a salary of more than £29,475 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £60,000
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 4408 5760 6819
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 30.44% 31.60% 32.00%
Number of salaries quoted 3821 5149 5813
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.44%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £30,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

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 June 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 June 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 -3 503 £40,000 - 95
Surrey -2 448 £47,500 +3.26% 54
Berkshire -6 360 £45,000 - 49
West Sussex +3 256 £37,500 -16.66% 31
Buckinghamshire +4 244 £43,750 -1.68% 31
Oxfordshire -5 205 £40,000 -5.88% 40
Kent +1 168 £37,500 -11.76% 23
East Sussex -9 107 £45,000 +12.50% 7
Middlesex -14 4 - - 3
Isle of Wight 0 1 £25,000 -37.50% 1
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 2803 (59.71%) .NET
2 2662 (56.71%) C#
3 2300 (49.00%) SQL
4 1991 (42.42%) ASP.NET
5 1935 (41.22%) Microsoft
6 1842 (39.24%) Agile Software Development
7 1628 (34.68%) MVC
8 1558 (33.19%) JavaScript
9 1264 (26.93%) HTML
10 1209 (25.76%) CSS
11 1190 (25.35%) Windows
12 1189 (25.33%) ASP.NET MVC
13 891 (18.98%) TDD
14 805 (17.15%) T-SQL
15 799 (17.02%) jQuery
16 788 (16.79%) AngularJS
17 769 (16.38%) .NET Framework
18 761 (16.21%) Finance
19 724 (15.42%) ASP.NET Web API
20 710 (15.13%) Degree
21 668 (14.23%) Web Services
22 644 (13.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
22 644 (13.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
23 604 (12.87%) Scrum
24 602 (12.82%) WCF
25 580 (12.36%) Business Intelligence
25 580 (12.36%) Microsoft Azure
26 549 (11.70%) OO
27 548 (11.67%) SQL Server 2008
28 545 (11.61%) Windows Server

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
1 368 (7.84%) IIS
2 229 (4.88%) SharePoint
3 160 (3.41%) CMS
4 153 (3.26%) MS Exchange
5 150 (3.20%) Elasticsearch
6 112 (2.39%) BizTalk Server
7 87 (1.85%) Apache
8 70 (1.49%) Sitecore CMS
9 63 (1.34%) Tomcat
10 55 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2010
11 50 (1.07%) Drupal
11 50 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2013
12 46 (0.98%) SharePoint 2013
13 39 (0.83%) Confluence
14 36 (0.77%) WordPress
15 34 (0.72%) Skype for Business
16 32 (0.68%) SharePoint Server
17 31 (0.66%) Umbraco
18 23 (0.49%) EPiServer
18 23 (0.49%) WebSphere
Applications
1 221 (4.71%) Microsoft Excel
2 142 (3.03%) Microsoft Office
3 26 (0.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 25 (0.53%) MS Visio
5 8 (0.17%) Photoshop
6 6 (0.13%) Microsoft Project
7 4 (0.085%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.064%) SPSS
9 2 (0.043%) InfoPath
9 2 (0.043%) SOLIDWORKS
9 2 (0.043%) SPSS Modeler
10 1 (0.021%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.021%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.021%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.021%) Fireworks
10 1 (0.021%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 56 (1.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 53 (1.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 32 (0.68%) Dynamics AX
4 14 (0.30%) Dynamics NAV
5 12 (0.26%) Adobe Campaign
5 12 (0.26%) Eloqua
6 10 (0.21%) Payment Gateway
7 8 (0.17%) Magento
7 8 (0.17%) SAP CO
7 8 (0.17%) SAP FI
7 8 (0.17%) SAP FI/CO
7 8 (0.17%) SAP FSCM
7 8 (0.17%) SAP MM
7 8 (0.17%) SAP PS
7 8 (0.17%) SAP SD
8 7 (0.15%) Infor M3
9 6 (0.13%) Dynamics GP
10 4 (0.085%) Sage X3
10 4 (0.085%) Unit4 Business World
11 3 (0.064%) Infor CloudSuite
Cloud Services
1 580 (12.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 239 (5.09%) Amazon AWS
3 174 (3.71%) SaaS
4 149 (3.17%) Office 365
5 50 (1.07%) PaaS
6 48 (1.02%) IaaS
7 40 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
8 33 (0.70%) Amazon EC2
9 25 (0.53%) GitHub
10 20 (0.43%) Amazon S3
11 18 (0.38%) Amazon ELB
12 11 (0.23%) Amazon SQS
12 11 (0.23%) Dynamics 365
12 11 (0.23%) Trello
13 10 (0.21%) Google Cloud Platform
14 9 (0.19%) Azure Machine Learning
14 9 (0.19%) IBM Cloud
14 9 (0.19%) SoftLayer
15 7 (0.15%) Asana
15 7 (0.15%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 187 (3.98%) Internet
2 173 (3.69%) Firewall
3 162 (3.45%) TCP/IP
4 153 (3.26%) DNS
5 102 (2.17%) HTTP
6 89 (1.90%) LAN
7 86 (1.83%) DHCP
8 85 (1.81%) SAN
9 80 (1.70%) WAN
10 54 (1.15%) Network Security
11 48 (1.02%) SMTP
12 43 (0.92%) VPN
13 42 (0.89%) NAS
14 33 (0.70%) Remote Desktop
14 33 (0.70%) VLAN
15 32 (0.68%) SSL
16 30 (0.64%) Cisco ASA
17 28 (0.60%) VoIP
18 27 (0.58%) Skype
19 23 (0.49%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 644 (13.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 644 (13.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 548 (11.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 383 (8.16%) SQL Server 2014
4 372 (7.93%) Relational Database
5 361 (7.69%) MySQL
6 344 (7.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 330 (7.03%) SQL Server 2016
8 329 (7.01%) Data Warehouse
9 321 (6.84%) NoSQL
10 318 (6.77%) SQL Server 2012
11 211 (4.50%) MongoDB
12 183 (3.90%) Power BI
13 124 (2.64%) SQL Server 2005
14 113 (2.41%) Big Data
15 103 (2.19%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 103 (2.19%) RDBMS
16 90 (1.92%) PostgreSQL
17 86 (1.83%) Crystal Reports
18 83 (1.77%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 499 (10.63%) Team Foundation Server
2 434 (9.25%) Visual Studio
3 406 (8.65%) Git (software)
4 237 (5.05%) NUnit
5 190 (4.05%) JIRA
6 180 (3.83%) Subversion
7 162 (3.45%) TeamCity
8 89 (1.90%) Selenium
9 71 (1.51%) Moq
10 53 (1.13%) Bugzilla
11 51 (1.09%) Trac
12 45 (0.96%) JSUnit
13 41 (0.87%) Octopus Deploy
14 40 (0.85%) Jenkins
15 37 (0.79%) MSTest
15 37 (0.79%) Rhino Mocks
16 35 (0.75%) SpecFlow
17 27 (0.58%) Maven
17 27 (0.58%) ReSharper
17 27 (0.58%) WebDriver
General
1 761 (16.21%) Finance
2 195 (4.15%) Marketing
3 181 (3.86%) Retail
4 111 (2.36%) Games
5 107 (2.28%) Telecoms
6 99 (2.11%) Banking
7 98 (2.09%) Advertising
8 87 (1.85%) Manufacturing
9 63 (1.34%) Electronics
10 49 (1.04%) Legal
11 43 (0.92%) Automotive
11 43 (0.92%) Back Office
12 34 (0.72%) Publishing
13 28 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
14 26 (0.55%) Music Industry
15 20 (0.43%) German Language
16 16 (0.34%) French Language
17 14 (0.30%) Investment Banking
18 8 (0.17%) Spanish Language
19 6 (0.13%) Billing
Job Titles
1 2854 (60.80%) Developer
2 1606 (34.21%) .NET Developer
3 1064 (22.67%) C# Developer
4 743 (15.83%) C# .NET Developer
5 523 (11.14%) Software Developer
6 498 (10.61%) SQL Developer
7 484 (10.31%) Analyst
8 466 (9.93%) ASP.NET Developer
9 384 (8.18%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 367 (7.82%) Senior Developer
11 315 (6.71%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
12 300 (6.39%) .NET Software Developer
13 288 (6.14%) C# Software Developer
14 257 (5.48%) DBA
15 243 (5.18%) Web Developer
16 209 (4.45%) Administrator
17 203 (4.32%) SQL DBA
18 181 (3.86%) Junior
19 179 (3.81%) Senior .NET Developer
20 168 (3.58%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2803 (59.71%) .NET
2 1991 (42.42%) ASP.NET
3 1264 (26.93%) HTML
4 1209 (25.76%) CSS
5 1189 (25.33%) ASP.NET MVC
6 799 (17.02%) jQuery
7 788 (16.79%) AngularJS
8 769 (16.38%) .NET Framework
9 724 (15.42%) ASP.NET Web API
10 668 (14.23%) Web Services
11 602 (12.82%) WCF
12 544 (11.59%) XML
13 459 (9.78%) ASP.NET MVC 5
14 447 (9.52%) Entity Framework
15 406 (8.65%) RESTful
15 406 (8.65%) WPF
16 390 (8.31%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 346 (7.37%) HTML5
18 334 (7.12%) KnockoutJS
19 262 (5.58%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 353 (7.52%) Analytical Skills
2 300 (6.39%) Greenfield Project
3 297 (6.33%) Computer Science
4 141 (3.00%) Clustering
5 136 (2.90%) Mobile App
6 121 (2.58%) Enterprise Software
7 103 (2.19%) User Experience
8 94 (2.00%) Management Information System
9 88 (1.87%) Replication
10 85 (1.81%) Fintech
11 65 (1.38%) Data Centre
12 42 (0.89%) Client/Server
13 36 (0.77%) N-Tier
13 36 (0.77%) Social Media
14 31 (0.66%) iPad
15 30 (0.64%) Social Network
16 27 (0.58%) EPoS
16 27 (0.58%) FMCG
17 24 (0.51%) Hybrid Cloud
18 23 (0.49%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 1190 (25.35%) Windows
2 545 (11.61%) Windows Server
3 360 (7.67%) Linux
4 305 (6.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 228 (4.86%) Windows Server 2012
6 147 (3.13%) Android
7 112 (2.39%) Apple iOS
8 109 (2.32%) Unix
9 68 (1.45%) Windows Server 2003
10 65 (1.38%) Windows 7
11 52 (1.11%) CentOS
12 36 (0.77%) Windows 10
13 35 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 21 (0.45%) Windows 8
15 16 (0.34%) Ubuntu
16 14 (0.30%) Windows Vista
17 12 (0.26%) Solaris
17 12 (0.26%) Windows XP
18 10 (0.21%) Amazon Linux
18 10 (0.21%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 1842 (39.24%) Agile Software Development
2 1628 (34.68%) MVC
3 891 (18.98%) TDD
4 604 (12.87%) Scrum
5 580 (12.36%) Business Intelligence
6 549 (11.70%) OO
7 466 (9.93%) Web Application Development
8 457 (9.74%) Web Development
9 451 (9.61%) BDD
10 438 (9.33%) Software Engineering
11 345 (7.35%) SDLC
12 309 (6.58%) Continuous Integration
13 294 (6.26%) Performance Tuning
14 287 (6.11%) Test Automation
15 260 (5.54%) Unit Testing
16 259 (5.52%) ETL
17 222 (4.73%) SOLID
18 200 (4.26%) Mentoring
19 197 (4.20%) OOP
20 184 (3.92%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 2662 (56.71%) C#
2 2300 (49.00%) SQL
3 1558 (33.19%) JavaScript
4 805 (17.15%) T-SQL
5 371 (7.90%) VB.NET
6 348 (7.41%) Java
7 226 (4.81%) Ruby
8 223 (4.75%) PowerShell
9 195 (4.15%) C++
10 188 (4.01%) PHP
11 124 (2.64%) VB
12 114 (2.43%) Python
13 105 (2.24%) TypeScript
14 81 (1.73%) PL/SQL
15 61 (1.30%) C
16 59 (1.26%) Bash Shell
17 53 (1.13%) Perl
18 51 (1.09%) VBA
19 49 (1.04%) F#
20 31 (0.66%) VB6
Qualifications
1 710 (15.13%) Degree
2 273 (5.82%) Microsoft Certification
3 126 (2.68%) Computer Science Degree
3 126 (2.68%) MCSE
4 64 (1.36%) Security Cleared
5 63 (1.34%) Cisco Certification
5 63 (1.34%) ISTQB
6 52 (1.11%) MCSA
7 50 (1.07%) ISEB
8 49 (1.04%) CCNA
9 42 (0.89%) MCITP
10 38 (0.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 36 (0.77%) SC Cleared
12 34 (0.72%) CISSP
12 34 (0.72%) MCP
13 28 (0.60%) MCTS
14 24 (0.51%) CCA
15 23 (0.49%) Citrix Certification
16 20 (0.43%) ITIL Certification
17 17 (0.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 189 (4.03%) QA
2 91 (1.94%) SLA
3 49 (1.04%) Data Quality
4 48 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 39 (0.83%) PCI DSS
6 17 (0.36%) ISO 9001
7 6 (0.13%) GPG13
7 6 (0.13%) HL7
8 5 (0.11%) GDPR
9 4 (0.085%) PMO
9 4 (0.085%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 4 (0.085%) WCAG
10 3 (0.064%) IFRS
10 3 (0.064%) IFRS 9
11 2 (0.043%) GAMP
12 1 (0.021%) EFQM
12 1 (0.021%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 386 (8.22%) Active Directory
2 169 (3.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 123 (2.62%) Hyper-V
4 52 (1.11%) XenApp
5 43 (0.92%) Docker
6 37 (0.79%) VMware ESXi
6 37 (0.79%) vSphere
7 25 (0.53%) Terminal Services
8 17 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
9 16 (0.34%) ISA Server
10 14 (0.30%) XenServer
11 13 (0.28%) KVM
11 13 (0.28%) VMware Workstation
12 11 (0.23%) Virtual Desktop
13 10 (0.21%) Oracle RAC
13 10 (0.21%) Virtual Servers
14 9 (0.19%) MetaFrame
15 7 (0.15%) Varnish
16 6 (0.13%) Firmware
17 5 (0.11%) UAG
Systems Management
1 76 (1.62%) WSUS
2 65 (1.38%) Puppet
3 59 (1.26%) Kibana
4 44 (0.94%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 43 (0.92%) Opscode Chef
6 42 (0.89%) SCCM
7 31 (0.66%) Ansible
8 21 (0.45%) Backup Exec
8 21 (0.45%) ZABBIX
9 18 (0.38%) vCenter Server
10 14 (0.30%) FortiGate
11 13 (0.28%) Salt
12 12 (0.26%) cPanel
12 12 (0.26%) Microsoft Clustering
12 12 (0.26%) Nagios
12 12 (0.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 11 (0.23%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 11 (0.23%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 10 (0.21%) SCDPM
15 9 (0.19%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 1935 (41.22%) Microsoft
2 525 (11.18%) Oracle
3 262 (5.58%) VMware
4 153 (3.26%) Cisco
5 150 (3.20%) SAP
6 112 (2.39%) Citrix
7 90 (1.92%) HP
8 87 (1.85%) Tableau
9 72 (1.53%) Sitecore
10 63 (1.34%) Google
11 61 (1.30%) Facebook
12 59 (1.26%) Xamarin
13 55 (1.17%) IBM
14 49 (1.04%) Apple
15 48 (1.02%) Cognos
16 39 (0.83%) Informatica
17 38 (0.81%) Red Hat
18 35 (0.75%) Dell
19 34 (0.72%) NetApp
20 33 (0.70%) 3PAR
Hampshire
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum, Benefits Excellent Company Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Hampshire
Rullion
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Egham, Surrey
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum, Benefits Pension, Life, Health and 25 days
Posted: 11 hours ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £60000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Chichester, West Sussex
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Salary: £25000 - £55000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £52000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Sittingbourne, Kent
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Competetive Salary + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bonus & benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Bicester, Oxfordshire
MARS Technical Recruitment
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Sanderson
Salary: £45000 - £550000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Horley, Surrey
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: to 34k plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Colston Consulting
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Andover, Hampshire
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £36000 - £42000 Per Annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Andover, Hampshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Ashford, Kent
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40-45k+Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Yoh
Salary: £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45-55k+Bonus+Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £45,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago