Period
to 21 May 2019

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 21 May 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
England > South East
6 months to
21 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 14 10 9
Rank change year-on-year -4 -1 +1
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 3,133 4,778 4,684
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 12.03% 15.73% 16.12%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 44.07% 52.37% 54.35%
Number of salaries quoted 2,769 4,291 4,378
South East median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - -
10th Percentile £28,000 £29,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £66,000 £62,500 £61,250
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 7,109 9,124 8,619
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 27.30% 30.04% 29.67%
Number of salaries quoted 5,946 7,797 7,406
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £73,750 £66,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing SQL Server as a percentage 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

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 6 months to 21 May 2019.

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 21 May 2019. 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 -5 1,099 £46,000 +2.22% 102
Hampshire -4 953 £42,500 - 50
Berkshire -5 610 £50,000 +5.26% 38
Surrey -8 491 £50,000 +11.11% 37
Buckinghamshire 0 305 £45,000 - 35
West Sussex -7 245 £50,000 +11.11% 30
Oxfordshire -12 184 £40,000 - 29
East Sussex -3 175 £42,500 -3.41% 8
Kent -2 152 £42,500 +6.25% 30
Isle of Wight +9 12 £27,500 -38.89%
Middlesex +5 5 £72,500 +38.10%
Sussex +15 1 £72,500 +75.76%
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 21 May 2019, 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 1,772 (56.56%) C#
2 1,769 (56.46%) .NET
3 1,571 (50.14%) SQL
4 1,250 (39.90%) JavaScript
5 1,193 (38.08%) Microsoft
6 1,155 (36.87%) Agile Software Development
7 1,085 (34.63%) MVC
8 1,034 (33.00%) HTML
9 997 (31.82%) ASP.NET
10 898 (28.66%) CSS
11 709 (22.63%) Microsoft Azure
12 679 (21.67%) Windows
13 548 (17.49%) jQuery
14 530 (16.92%) .NET Framework
15 523 (16.69%) Degree
16 522 (16.66%) ASP.NET MVC
17 475 (15.16%) AngularJS
18 437 (13.95%) Web Services
19 435 (13.88%) T-SQL
20 410 (13.09%) Problem-Solving
21 390 (12.45%) XML
22 360 (11.49%) Oracle
22 360 (11.49%) Web Development
23 355 (11.33%) Finance
24 339 (10.82%) ASP.NET Web API
25 337 (10.76%) Scrum
26 334 (10.66%) Git (software)
27 332 (10.60%) OO
28 331 (10.56%) Business Intelligence
29 329 (10.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services

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
1 279 (8.91%) IIS
2 157 (5.01%) SharePoint
3 101 (3.22%) Tomcat
4 98 (3.13%) BizTalk Server
5 77 (2.46%) CMS
6 75 (2.39%) MS Exchange
7 69 (2.20%) Apache
8 55 (1.76%) Confluence
8 55 (1.76%) JBoss
9 54 (1.72%) Elasticsearch
10 39 (1.24%) WebLogic
11 32 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2013
12 29 (0.93%) Skype for Business
13 24 (0.77%) Umbraco
14 23 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2010
15 22 (0.70%) WebSphere
16 18 (0.57%) EPiServer
16 18 (0.57%) Kentico
16 18 (0.57%) WordPress
17 17 (0.54%) Drupal
Applications
1 132 (4.21%) Microsoft Office
2 97 (3.10%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (0.38%) MS Visio
4 10 (0.32%) Photoshop
5 9 (0.29%) InfoPath
6 8 (0.26%) Adobe Illustrator
6 8 (0.26%) Adobe XD
7 5 (0.16%) Microsoft Project
8 2 (0.064%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.032%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.032%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.032%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 1 (0.032%) Revit
9 1 (0.032%) SPSS
9 1 (0.032%) Stata
Business Applications
1 39 (1.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
3 12 (0.38%) Dynamics NAV
4 9 (0.29%) Magento
5 8 (0.26%) nopCommerce
6 7 (0.22%) SAP CO
6 7 (0.22%) SAP FI
6 7 (0.22%) SAP FI/CO
6 7 (0.22%) SAP IS-U
7 5 (0.16%) NetSuite
7 5 (0.16%) SAP S/4HANA
8 4 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
8 4 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
8 4 (0.13%) Payment Gateway
8 4 (0.13%) SAP ERP
8 4 (0.13%) Shopify
9 3 (0.096%) Remedy ITSM
9 3 (0.096%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 2 (0.064%) Sage 200
10 2 (0.064%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 709 (22.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 273 (8.71%) Amazon AWS
3 214 (6.83%) SaaS
4 141 (4.50%) Power Platform
5 140 (4.47%) Office 365
6 84 (2.68%) PaaS
7 62 (1.98%) GitHub
8 51 (1.63%) IaaS
8 51 (1.63%) Serverless
9 39 (1.24%) Cloud Computing
9 39 (1.24%) Google Cloud Platform
10 34 (1.09%) Azure Functions
11 20 (0.64%) AWS CloudFormation
12 18 (0.57%) Dynamics 365
13 16 (0.51%) Amazon EC2
13 16 (0.51%) AWS Lambda
13 16 (0.51%) Azure Stack
14 15 (0.48%) OpenShift
15 13 (0.41%) PowerApps
16 11 (0.35%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 169 (5.39%) Firewall
2 116 (3.70%) DNS
3 97 (3.10%) TCP/IP
4 86 (2.74%) DHCP
5 76 (2.43%) VPN
6 75 (2.39%) Internet
7 59 (1.88%) WAN
8 56 (1.79%) SAN
9 51 (1.63%) LAN
10 44 (1.40%) VLAN
11 39 (1.24%) Network Security
12 37 (1.18%) VoIP
13 24 (0.77%) RIP
14 22 (0.70%) Skype
15 20 (0.64%) SNMP
15 20 (0.64%) SSL
16 19 (0.61%) Wireless
17 18 (0.57%) Cisco ASA
18 17 (0.54%) Intranet
18 17 (0.54%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 329 (10.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 302 (9.64%) Relational Database
3 289 (9.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 287 (9.16%) MySQL
5 213 (6.80%) SQL Server 2008
6 177 (5.65%) Data Warehouse
7 164 (5.23%) SQL Server 2012
8 148 (4.72%) MongoDB
9 141 (4.50%) Power BI
10 132 (4.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 130 (4.15%) NoSQL
11 130 (4.15%) SQL Server 2016
12 128 (4.09%) PostgreSQL
13 111 (3.54%) RDBMS
14 91 (2.90%) SQL Server 2014
15 89 (2.84%) Big Data
16 79 (2.52%) Azure SQL Database
17 71 (2.27%) Oracle Database
18 57 (1.82%) DB2
19 34 (1.09%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 334 (10.66%) Git (software)
2 294 (9.38%) Visual Studio
3 241 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
4 147 (4.69%) Jenkins
5 110 (3.51%) JIRA
6 109 (3.48%) Octopus Deploy
7 103 (3.29%) Selenium
8 97 (3.10%) TeamCity
9 77 (2.46%) Subversion
10 63 (2.01%) Bitbucket
11 59 (1.88%) NUnit
12 52 (1.66%) SpecFlow
13 41 (1.31%) Maven
14 37 (1.18%) WebDriver
15 36 (1.15%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
16 34 (1.09%) JUnit
16 34 (1.09%) Visual Studio Team System
17 24 (0.77%) Cucumber
17 24 (0.77%) MSTest
18 23 (0.73%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 355 (11.33%) Finance
2 85 (2.71%) Retail
3 56 (1.79%) Marketing
4 50 (1.60%) Telecoms
5 32 (1.02%) Manufacturing
6 27 (0.86%) Back Office
7 26 (0.83%) Games
8 19 (0.61%) Advertising
9 18 (0.57%) Law
10 16 (0.51%) Automotive
11 15 (0.48%) Legal
12 14 (0.45%) Publishing
13 10 (0.32%) Banking
13 10 (0.32%) Billing
14 6 (0.19%) Electronics
15 4 (0.13%) Aerospace
15 4 (0.13%) German Language
15 4 (0.13%) Local Government
16 3 (0.096%) Military
16 3 (0.096%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1,828 (58.35%) Developer
2 876 (27.96%) .NET Developer
3 586 (18.70%) C# Developer
4 519 (16.57%) Software Developer
5 401 (12.80%) C# .NET Developer
6 324 (10.34%) Senior Developer
7 307 (9.80%) Analyst
8 218 (6.96%) SQL Developer
9 204 (6.51%) .NET Software Developer
10 196 (6.26%) ASP.NET Developer
10 196 (6.26%) C# Software Developer
10 196 (6.26%) DBA
11 195 (6.22%) Junior
12 185 (5.90%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 173 (5.52%) SQL DBA
14 160 (5.11%) Full Stack Developer
15 154 (4.92%) Junior Developer
16 150 (4.79%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
17 143 (4.56%) Senior .NET Developer
18 125 (3.99%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,769 (56.46%) .NET
2 1,034 (33.00%) HTML
3 997 (31.82%) ASP.NET
4 898 (28.66%) CSS
5 548 (17.49%) jQuery
6 530 (16.92%) .NET Framework
7 522 (16.66%) ASP.NET MVC
8 475 (15.16%) AngularJS
9 437 (13.95%) Web Services
10 390 (12.45%) XML
11 339 (10.82%) ASP.NET Web API
12 306 (9.77%) HTML5
13 297 (9.48%) WCF
14 262 (8.36%) Entity Framework
15 250 (7.98%) .NET Core
16 206 (6.58%) REST
17 188 (6.00%) SOAP
18 184 (5.87%) RESTful
19 172 (5.49%) Ajax
20 167 (5.33%) React
Miscellaneous
1 196 (6.26%) Analytical Skills
2 167 (5.33%) Mobile App
3 141 (4.50%) Greenfield Project
4 127 (4.05%) Enterprise Software
5 92 (2.94%) Self-Motivation
6 72 (2.30%) Management Information System
7 68 (2.17%) User Experience
8 62 (1.98%) Fintech
9 57 (1.82%) Replication
10 56 (1.79%) Data Centre
11 48 (1.53%) Clustering
12 37 (1.18%) Data Structures
13 36 (1.15%) Algorithms
14 32 (1.02%) Driving Licence
15 28 (0.89%) Private Cloud
16 25 (0.80%) Hybrid Cloud
16 25 (0.80%) Public Cloud
17 23 (0.73%) N-Tier
17 23 (0.73%) Reinsurance
18 21 (0.67%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 679 (21.67%) Windows
2 328 (10.47%) Windows Server
3 306 (9.77%) Linux
4 130 (4.15%) Windows Server 2012
5 116 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
6 112 (3.57%) Apple iOS
7 103 (3.29%) Android
8 54 (1.72%) Unix
9 42 (1.34%) Windows 10
10 36 (1.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 32 (1.02%) Windows 7
12 31 (0.99%) Windows 8
13 12 (0.38%) CentOS
14 9 (0.29%) AIX
15 8 (0.26%) Windows XP
16 7 (0.22%) Windows Server 2003
17 5 (0.16%) Ubuntu
18 4 (0.13%) Mac OS X
19 3 (0.096%) Windows Phone
20 2 (0.064%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,155 (36.87%) Agile Software Development
2 1,085 (34.63%) MVC
3 410 (13.09%) Problem-Solving
4 360 (11.49%) Web Development
5 337 (10.76%) Scrum
6 332 (10.60%) OO
7 331 (10.56%) Business Intelligence
8 324 (10.34%) TDD
9 275 (8.78%) Unit Testing
10 271 (8.65%) Software Engineering
11 265 (8.46%) DevOps
12 232 (7.41%) Test Automation
13 230 (7.34%) Computer Science
14 213 (6.80%) SDLC
15 196 (6.26%) OOP
16 185 (5.90%) SOLID
17 177 (5.65%) ETL
18 174 (5.55%) ITIL
19 162 (5.17%) Continuous Integration
20 161 (5.14%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 1,772 (56.56%) C#
2 1,571 (50.14%) SQL
3 1,250 (39.90%) JavaScript
4 435 (13.88%) T-SQL
5 323 (10.31%) Java
6 242 (7.72%) PHP
7 222 (7.09%) PowerShell
8 184 (5.87%) Python
9 125 (3.99%) C++
10 122 (3.89%) VB.NET
11 102 (3.26%) TypeScript
12 58 (1.85%) Bash Shell
13 53 (1.69%) PL/SQL
14 51 (1.63%) Perl
15 50 (1.60%) C
16 43 (1.37%) Ruby
17 42 (1.34%) VBScript
18 37 (1.18%) VB
19 33 (1.05%) Scala
20 31 (0.99%) VBA
Qualifications
1 523 (16.69%) Degree
2 127 (4.05%) Computer Science Degree
3 101 (3.22%) Microsoft Certification
4 77 (2.46%) Security Cleared
5 70 (2.23%) MCSA
6 65 (2.07%) SC Cleared
7 59 (1.88%) Cisco Certification
8 37 (1.18%) MCSE
9 31 (0.99%) ISTQB
10 21 (0.67%) DV Cleared
11 19 (0.61%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 19 (0.61%) Master's Degree
11 19 (0.61%) MCITP
12 18 (0.57%) ISEB
13 16 (0.51%) CCENT
13 16 (0.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 15 (0.48%) CCNA
15 14 (0.45%) Numerate Degree
16 13 (0.41%) MCP
17 10 (0.32%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 142 (4.53%) QA
2 68 (2.17%) SLA
3 34 (1.09%) Data Quality
4 31 (0.99%) GDPR
5 23 (0.73%) PCI DSS
6 20 (0.64%) GAMP
7 16 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 13 (0.41%) PMO
9 10 (0.32%) ISO 9001
10 9 (0.29%) COBIT
11 4 (0.13%) WAI
12 2 (0.064%) ISO 14001
12 2 (0.064%) ISO 22301
13 1 (0.032%) PSD2
System Software
1 202 (6.45%) Active Directory
2 156 (4.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 151 (4.82%) Docker
4 126 (4.02%) Hyper-V
5 34 (1.09%) vSphere
6 29 (0.93%) Oracle RAC
7 26 (0.83%) VMware ESXi
8 18 (0.57%) vCloud
9 17 (0.54%) VMware NSX
10 16 (0.51%) Firmware
11 15 (0.48%) Virtual Machines
12 14 (0.45%) Virtual Servers
13 11 (0.35%) XenApp
14 10 (0.32%) XenDesktop
15 9 (0.29%) Citrix Hypervisor
16 6 (0.19%) pfSense
17 5 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
17 5 (0.16%) oVirt
18 4 (0.13%) DFS Replication
18 4 (0.13%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 77 (2.46%) Ansible
2 76 (2.43%) Kubernetes
3 71 (2.27%) Puppet
4 50 (1.60%) SCCM
5 43 (1.37%) Terraform
6 42 (1.34%) Opscode Chef
7 36 (1.15%) Kibana
8 33 (1.05%) SCOM
9 21 (0.67%) logstash
10 16 (0.51%) Docker Swarm
10 16 (0.51%) WSUS
11 15 (0.48%) Microsoft Clustering
11 15 (0.48%) vCenter Server
12 11 (0.35%) HP Quality Center
12 11 (0.35%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 11 (0.35%) Perfmon
13 10 (0.32%) Backup Exec
13 10 (0.32%) BMC PATROL
13 10 (0.32%) SCVMM
14 9 (0.29%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 1,193 (38.08%) Microsoft
2 360 (11.49%) Oracle
3 191 (6.10%) VMware
4 115 (3.67%) Cisco
5 77 (2.46%) SAP
6 69 (2.20%) Xamarin
7 64 (2.04%) Tableau
8 52 (1.66%) Google
9 48 (1.53%) Atlassian
10 41 (1.31%) Citrix
10 41 (1.31%) ServiceNow
11 38 (1.21%) Zend
12 36 (1.15%) Red Hat
13 32 (1.02%) HP
14 23 (0.73%) Salesforce.com
15 21 (0.67%) SolarWinds
16 19 (0.61%) Dell
16 19 (0.61%) Sybase
17 18 (0.57%) IBM
18 17 (0.54%) Riverbed