Period
to 20 September 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 20 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
England > South East
6 months to
20 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 11 15 12
Rank change year-on-year +4 -3 -2
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 1,081 2,994 4,145
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 13.21% 11.52% 14.04%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 48.74% 45.22% 49.00%
Number of salaries quoted 997 2,715 3,785
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £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 2,218 6,621 8,459
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 27.10% 25.47% 28.65%
Number of salaries quoted 1,870 5,585 7,124
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 £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +3.09%

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 20 September 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 20 September 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 -2 316 £47,500 +5.56% 33
Thames Valley -4 223 £47,500 - 68
West Sussex +10 171 £50,000 +5.26% 25
Surrey +6 158 £50,000 - 39
East Sussex +6 152 £50,000 - 19
Berkshire -7 123 £50,000 +3.09% 37
Oxfordshire -2 61 £40,000 -11.11% 16
Buckinghamshire -16 40 £42,500 -10.53% 15
Kent +3 36 £50,000 +11.11% 25
Middlesex 0 3 £45,000 -30.77% 2
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 20 September 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.

1 641 (59.30%) C#
2 629 (58.19%) .NET
3 459 (42.46%) SQL
4 452 (41.81%) JavaScript
5 440 (40.70%) Agile Software Development
6 425 (39.32%) Azure
7 377 (34.88%) Microsoft
8 347 (32.10%) ASP.NET
9 325 (30.06%) MVC
10 301 (27.84%) HTML
11 286 (26.46%) CSS
12 214 (19.80%) Windows
13 201 (18.59%) .NET Framework
14 200 (18.50%) ASP.NET MVC
15 189 (17.48%) AngularJS
16 183 (16.93%) .NET Core
17 169 (15.63%) Degree
18 164 (15.17%) Web Development
19 157 (14.52%) jQuery
20 154 (14.25%) DevOps
21 149 (13.78%) OO
22 144 (13.32%) Git (software)
23 143 (13.23%) React
24 140 (12.95%) Entity Framework
25 136 (12.58%) TDD
26 135 (12.49%) Scrum
27 132 (12.21%) Business Intelligence
28 131 (12.12%) Skype
29 130 (12.03%) Test Automation
29 130 (12.03%) OOP

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 69 (6.38%) IIS
2 64 (5.92%) SharePoint
3 50 (4.63%) NServiceBus
4 22 (2.04%) Elasticsearch
5 17 (1.57%) SAS
5 17 (1.57%) Tomcat
6 16 (1.48%) Skype for Business
6 16 (1.48%) WebSphere
7 14 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2013
8 12 (1.11%) MS Exchange
9 9 (0.83%) CMS
9 9 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2010
9 9 (0.83%) Umbraco
10 8 (0.74%) Apache
10 8 (0.74%) Confluence
11 7 (0.65%) NetWeaver
11 7 (0.65%) WebLogic
12 6 (0.56%) DNN
13 5 (0.46%) Apache Spark
13 5 (0.46%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 53 (4.90%) Microsoft Excel
1 53 (4.90%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (1.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.28%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.19%) S-PLUS
5 1 (0.093%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.093%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 53 (4.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (1.39%) Remedy ITSM
2 15 (1.39%) SAP GTS
3 6 (0.56%) Dynamics NAV
4 5 (0.46%) Carpe Diem
5 2 (0.19%) Adobe Campaign
5 2 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.19%) JDE EnterpriseOne
5 2 (0.19%) JDE OneWorld
5 2 (0.19%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.093%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.093%) Oracle 11i
6 1 (0.093%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.093%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.093%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.093%) SAP CS
6 1 (0.093%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.093%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 425 (39.32%) Azure
2 102 (9.44%) Power Platform
3 94 (8.70%) IaaS
4 92 (8.51%) PaaS
5 80 (7.40%) SaaS
6 73 (6.75%) Office 365
7 69 (6.38%) AWS
8 47 (4.35%) Dynamics 365
9 17 (1.57%) Azure Active Directory
10 15 (1.39%) Cloud Computing
11 13 (1.20%) GitHub
12 12 (1.11%) Serverless
13 11 (1.02%) Azure Machine Learning
14 8 (0.74%) PowerApps
15 5 (0.46%) Azure Data Factory
15 5 (0.46%) Power Automate
16 4 (0.37%) Azure Functions
16 4 (0.37%) GCP
17 3 (0.28%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 3 (0.28%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 131 (12.12%) Skype
2 68 (6.29%) HTTP
3 28 (2.59%) DNS
4 21 (1.94%) LAN
5 20 (1.85%) DHCP
6 18 (1.67%) Firewall
7 16 (1.48%) VPN
8 15 (1.39%) TCP/IP
9 14 (1.30%) WLAN
10 11 (1.02%) WAN
11 9 (0.83%) Internet
12 8 (0.74%) Wireless
13 7 (0.65%) Remote Desktop
14 5 (0.46%) SAN
14 5 (0.46%) VoIP
15 4 (0.37%) Network Security
15 4 (0.37%) SSH
16 3 (0.28%) Modbus
16 3 (0.28%) NetScaler
16 3 (0.28%) Profibus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 105 (9.71%) MySQL
2 102 (9.44%) Relational Database
3 96 (8.88%) Power BI
4 90 (8.33%) NoSQL
5 87 (8.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 71 (6.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 62 (5.74%) Data Warehouse
8 49 (4.53%) Azure SQL Database
9 36 (3.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 34 (3.15%) SQL Server 2016
11 32 (2.96%) MongoDB
11 32 (2.96%) SQL Server 2012
12 31 (2.87%) PostgreSQL
13 30 (2.78%) DB2
14 28 (2.59%) Oracle Database
15 26 (2.41%) Data Lake
16 24 (2.22%) Big Data
17 23 (2.13%) BusinessObjects
18 20 (1.85%) SQL Server 2014
19 18 (1.67%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 144 (13.32%) Git (software)
2 96 (8.88%) Visual Studio
3 74 (6.85%) Selenium
4 64 (5.92%) WebDriver
5 53 (4.90%) Team Foundation Server
6 38 (3.52%) Octopus Deploy
6 38 (3.52%) SpecFlow
7 30 (2.78%) TeamCity
8 23 (2.13%) JIRA
9 19 (1.76%) Visual Studio Team System
10 18 (1.67%) NUnit
11 15 (1.39%) Cucumber
12 12 (1.11%) Moq
12 12 (1.11%) MSTest
13 11 (1.02%) Jenkins
13 11 (1.02%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 10 (0.93%) Cypress.io
15 9 (0.83%) Visual Studio Code
16 5 (0.46%) Selenium IDE
17 4 (0.37%) gulp
General
1 111 (10.27%) Finance
2 19 (1.76%) Public Sector
3 14 (1.30%) Legal
4 9 (0.83%) Military
5 8 (0.74%) Manufacturing
6 7 (0.65%) Local Government
6 7 (0.65%) Police
6 7 (0.65%) Retail
7 6 (0.56%) Banking
7 6 (0.56%) Electronics
8 5 (0.46%) Back Office
8 5 (0.46%) French Language
8 5 (0.46%) Marketing
9 4 (0.37%) Games
9 4 (0.37%) Law
10 3 (0.28%) Aerospace
10 3 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.19%) Automotive
11 2 (0.19%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.19%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 632 (58.46%) Developer
2 259 (23.96%) .NET Developer
3 191 (17.67%) C# Developer
4 173 (16.00%) Software Developer
5 158 (14.62%) Senior Developer
6 126 (11.66%) C# .NET Developer
7 118 (10.92%) Analyst
8 62 (5.74%) PHP Developer
8 62 (5.74%) Senior .NET Developer
9 61 (5.64%) Senior Software Developer
10 58 (5.37%) .NET Software Developer
11 57 (5.27%) Test Analyst
12 54 (5.00%) C# Software Developer
13 48 (4.44%) SQL Developer
14 45 (4.16%) Architect
14 45 (4.16%) Software Engineer
15 43 (3.98%) Lead Developer
15 43 (3.98%) Support Engineer
16 40 (3.70%) Junior
17 39 (3.61%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 629 (58.19%) .NET
2 347 (32.10%) ASP.NET
3 301 (27.84%) HTML
4 286 (26.46%) CSS
5 201 (18.59%) .NET Framework
6 200 (18.50%) ASP.NET MVC
7 189 (17.48%) AngularJS
8 183 (16.93%) .NET Core
9 157 (14.52%) jQuery
10 143 (13.23%) React
11 140 (12.95%) Entity Framework
12 116 (10.73%) ASP.NET Web API
13 113 (10.45%) Web Services
14 103 (9.53%) ASP.NET Core
15 100 (9.25%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 97 (8.97%) REST
17 95 (8.79%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 65 (6.01%) Ajax
19 64 (5.92%) HTML5
20 60 (5.55%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 84 (7.77%) Greenfield Project
2 50 (4.63%) Mobile App
3 42 (3.89%) Self-Motivation
4 32 (2.96%) Analytical Skills
5 28 (2.59%) Clustering
6 23 (2.13%) Algorithms
7 21 (1.94%) Data Centre
8 18 (1.67%) Driving Licence
9 16 (1.48%) CMDB
10 15 (1.39%) Data Structures
10 15 (1.39%) Management Information System
11 11 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
11 11 (1.02%) Reinsurance
12 10 (0.93%) Client/Server
12 10 (0.93%) iPhone
12 10 (0.93%) Public Cloud
13 9 (0.83%) Hybrid Cloud
13 9 (0.83%) Replication
14 8 (0.74%) Private Cloud
15 7 (0.65%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 214 (19.80%) Windows
2 90 (8.33%) Linux
3 88 (8.14%) Windows Server
4 57 (5.27%) Android
5 40 (3.70%) Apple iOS
6 23 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
7 20 (1.85%) Windows 10
8 19 (1.76%) Unix
9 17 (1.57%) Windows Server 2016
10 12 (1.11%) Windows 7
11 9 (0.83%) Windows Server 2008
12 7 (0.65%) Solaris
13 6 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 5 (0.46%) Ubuntu
15 3 (0.28%) CentOS
15 3 (0.28%) Windows Server 2019
16 2 (0.19%) AIX
16 2 (0.19%) Windows 8
16 2 (0.19%) Windows XP
17 1 (0.093%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 440 (40.70%) Agile Software Development
2 325 (30.06%) MVC
3 164 (15.17%) Web Development
4 154 (14.25%) DevOps
5 149 (13.78%) OO
6 136 (12.58%) TDD
7 135 (12.49%) Scrum
8 132 (12.21%) Business Intelligence
9 130 (12.03%) OOP
9 130 (12.03%) Test Automation
10 116 (10.73%) Software Engineering
11 114 (10.55%) Microservices
12 89 (8.23%) CRM
13 84 (7.77%) Problem-Solving
14 81 (7.49%) BDD
15 69 (6.38%) SOLID
16 65 (6.01%) Computer Science
17 64 (5.92%) Mentoring
18 63 (5.83%) Visualisation
19 62 (5.74%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 641 (59.30%) C#
2 459 (42.46%) SQL
3 452 (41.81%) JavaScript
4 121 (11.19%) T-SQL
5 97 (8.97%) PowerShell
6 83 (7.68%) Java
7 69 (6.38%) PHP
8 65 (6.01%) Python
9 62 (5.74%) TypeScript
10 39 (3.61%) VB
11 33 (3.05%) C++
12 27 (2.50%) VB.NET
13 26 (2.41%) Apple Swift
13 26 (2.41%) Objective-C
14 20 (1.85%) VB6
15 19 (1.76%) Bash Shell
16 16 (1.48%) Perl
17 12 (1.11%) PL/SQL
17 12 (1.11%) R
18 7 (0.65%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 169 (15.63%) Degree
2 94 (8.70%) Security Cleared
3 43 (3.98%) Microsoft Certification
4 33 (3.05%) Computer Science Degree
5 31 (2.87%) DV Cleared
6 28 (2.59%) SC Cleared
7 24 (2.22%) MCSE
8 12 (1.11%) Cisco Certification
8 12 (1.11%) MCSA
9 11 (1.02%) MCITP
10 10 (0.93%) CCNA
10 10 (0.93%) ISEB
10 10 (0.93%) ISTQB
11 9 (0.83%) MCP
12 6 (0.56%) TOGAF Certification
13 3 (0.28%) BPSS Clearance
13 3 (0.28%) CCNP
14 2 (0.19%) HNC
14 2 (0.19%) HND
14 2 (0.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (6.48%) QA
2 22 (2.04%) GDPR
3 18 (1.67%) PMO
4 15 (1.39%) COBIT
4 15 (1.39%) SLA
5 13 (1.20%) Data Quality
6 8 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 5 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.19%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.19%) NIST
9 1 (0.093%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 89 (8.23%) Active Directory
2 64 (5.92%) Docker
3 54 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 38 (3.52%) Hyper-V
5 21 (1.94%) Virtual Machines
6 17 (1.57%) VMware ESXi
7 14 (1.30%) VMware Server
8 13 (1.20%) Virtual Desktop
8 13 (1.20%) vSphere
9 6 (0.56%) Terminal Server
10 5 (0.46%) KVM
10 5 (0.46%) Oracle RAC
11 4 (0.37%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 4 (0.37%) Virtual Servers
12 3 (0.28%) Firmware
12 3 (0.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 3 (0.28%) VMware Workstation
12 3 (0.28%) XenApp
12 3 (0.28%) XenDesktop
13 2 (0.19%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 72 (6.66%) Kubernetes
2 39 (3.61%) SCCM
3 20 (1.85%) WSUS
4 19 (1.76%) Ansible
5 17 (1.57%) Terraform
6 16 (1.48%) Microsoft Intune
7 13 (1.20%) vRealize Orchestrator
8 8 (0.74%) Puppet
9 5 (0.46%) Data Guard
9 5 (0.46%) HP Quality Center
9 5 (0.46%) SCOM
10 4 (0.37%) Backup Exec
10 4 (0.37%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 4 (0.37%) Oracle RMAN
10 4 (0.37%) Single Sign-On
11 3 (0.28%) Norton AntiVirus
12 2 (0.19%) Grafana
12 2 (0.19%) Kibana
12 2 (0.19%) Nessus
12 2 (0.19%) ServerView Suite
Vendors
1 377 (34.88%) Microsoft
2 92 (8.51%) Oracle
3 83 (7.68%) VMware
4 36 (3.33%) Zend
5 33 (3.05%) HP
6 28 (2.59%) SAP
7 26 (2.41%) Tableau
7 26 (2.41%) Xamarin
8 24 (2.22%) Citrix
9 22 (2.04%) Remedy
10 19 (1.76%) ServiceNow
11 18 (1.67%) IBM
12 16 (1.48%) CA
13 15 (1.39%) Hyperion
13 15 (1.39%) PeopleSoft
13 15 (1.39%) Siebel
14 11 (1.02%) Cisco
15 10 (0.93%) CheckPoint
15 10 (0.93%) Dell
15 10 (0.93%) Telerik