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 29 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
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 10 11 7
Rank change year-on-year +1 -4  
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2409 3178 3743
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 16.02% 16.42% 17.39%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 53.98% 53.80% 56.12%
Number of salaries quoted 2172 2951 3343
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,250
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.03%  
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 4463 5907 6670
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 29.68% 30.52% 31.00%
Number of salaries quoted 3836 5254 5674
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.44%  
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 29 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 29 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 +1 575 £40,000 - 78
Surrey -2 427 £47,500 +5.55% 51
Berkshire -8 399 £45,000 - 51
Buckinghamshire -2 239 £40,000 -11.11% 28
West Sussex +3 220 £42,500 -10.52% 22
Oxfordshire -2 198 £38,500 -9.41% 31
Kent +8 181 £40,000 -5.88% 14
East Sussex +2 155 £45,000 +12.50% 18
Middlesex +5 12 £47,500 +5.55% 5
Isle of Wight 0 4 £32,500 -
Sussex +2 2 £27,500 -21.42% 1
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 29 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 2820 (58.43%) .NET
2 2690 (55.74%) C#
3 2352 (48.74%) SQL
4 1992 (41.28%) ASP.NET
5 1957 (40.55%) Microsoft
6 1894 (39.25%) Agile Software Development
7 1609 (33.34%) MVC
8 1492 (30.92%) JavaScript
9 1262 (26.15%) Windows
10 1258 (26.07%) HTML
11 1212 (25.11%) CSS
12 1142 (23.66%) ASP.NET MVC
13 956 (19.81%) TDD
14 830 (17.20%) T-SQL
15 759 (15.73%) jQuery
16 745 (15.44%) ASP.NET Web API
17 743 (15.40%) AngularJS
17 743 (15.40%) .NET Framework
18 726 (15.04%) Finance
19 719 (14.90%) Degree
20 669 (13.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
21 660 (13.68%) Web Services
22 656 (13.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
23 636 (13.18%) WCF
24 616 (12.76%) Scrum
25 585 (12.12%) Windows Server
26 582 (12.06%) Business Intelligence
27 569 (11.79%) XML
28 557 (11.54%) SQL Server 2008
29 553 (11.46%) 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
1 350 (7.25%) IIS
2 240 (4.97%) SharePoint
3 162 (3.36%) MS Exchange
4 160 (3.32%) Elasticsearch
5 150 (3.11%) CMS
6 100 (2.07%) BizTalk Server
7 76 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2010
8 70 (1.45%) SharePoint 2013
9 67 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2013
10 56 (1.16%) Apache
11 47 (0.97%) Drupal
11 47 (0.97%) Tomcat
12 45 (0.93%) Confluence
13 38 (0.79%) Skype for Business
14 37 (0.77%) Sitecore CMS
15 36 (0.75%) JBoss
16 34 (0.70%) WordPress
17 29 (0.60%) NServiceBus
17 29 (0.60%) SharePoint Server
18 28 (0.58%) WebSphere
Applications
1 213 (4.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 143 (2.96%) Microsoft Office
3 30 (0.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 25 (0.52%) 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%) Acrobat
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 8 (0.17%) Magento
6 8 (0.17%) Oracle Cash Management
7 7 (0.15%) SAP CO
7 7 (0.15%) SAP FI
7 7 (0.15%) SAP FI/CO
7 7 (0.15%) SAP FSCM
7 7 (0.15%) SAP MM
7 7 (0.15%) SAP PS
7 7 (0.15%) SAP SD
8 6 (0.12%) FastStats
8 6 (0.12%) Infor M3
9 5 (0.10%) Cognos Controller
Cloud Services
1 548 (11.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 252 (5.22%) Amazon AWS
3 151 (3.13%) SaaS
4 139 (2.88%) Office 365
5 51 (1.06%) IaaS
6 47 (0.97%) PaaS
7 32 (0.66%) Amazon EC2
8 27 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
9 22 (0.46%) GitHub
10 20 (0.41%) Amazon S3
11 18 (0.37%) Amazon ELB
12 14 (0.29%) Google Cloud Platform
13 12 (0.25%) Google Play
14 11 (0.23%) Amazon SQS
15 8 (0.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 7 (0.15%) Asana
16 7 (0.15%) Boomi
16 7 (0.15%) Google App Engine
17 6 (0.12%) BrowserStack
18 5 (0.10%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 159 (3.29%) Firewall
2 153 (3.17%) TCP/IP
3 148 (3.07%) Internet
4 134 (2.78%) DNS
5 100 (2.07%) LAN
6 94 (1.95%) SAN
7 88 (1.82%) WAN
8 69 (1.43%) Network Security
9 64 (1.33%) DHCP
9 64 (1.33%) HTTP
10 42 (0.87%) NAS
10 42 (0.87%) SMTP
11 41 (0.85%) SSL
11 41 (0.85%) VPN
12 36 (0.75%) Intranet
13 30 (0.62%) Skype
14 28 (0.58%) VLAN
15 26 (0.54%) VoIP
16 18 (0.37%) Wi-Fi
17 17 (0.35%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 669 (13.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 656 (13.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 557 (11.54%) SQL Server 2008
4 506 (10.48%) SQL Server 2014
5 376 (7.79%) MySQL
6 369 (7.65%) SQL Server 2012
7 363 (7.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 354 (7.34%) Relational Database
9 342 (7.09%) Data Warehouse
10 306 (6.34%) NoSQL
11 234 (4.85%) SQL Server 2016
12 164 (3.40%) MongoDB
13 150 (3.11%) Power BI
14 142 (2.94%) SQL Server 2005
15 121 (2.51%) Big Data
16 97 (2.01%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 97 (2.01%) RDBMS
17 90 (1.86%) Crystal Reports
18 87 (1.80%) BusinessObjects
19 86 (1.78%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 490 (10.15%) Team Foundation Server
2 478 (9.90%) Visual Studio
3 393 (8.14%) Git (software)
4 202 (4.19%) NUnit
5 194 (4.02%) JIRA
6 174 (3.61%) TeamCity
7 161 (3.34%) Subversion
8 77 (1.60%) Selenium
9 66 (1.37%) Moq
10 59 (1.22%) 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 45 (0.93%) Octopus Deploy
17 28 (0.58%) SpecFlow
18 27 (0.56%) MSBuild
19 24 (0.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
19 24 (0.50%) WebDriver
General
1 726 (15.04%) Finance
2 179 (3.71%) Retail
3 170 (3.52%) Marketing
4 101 (2.09%) Banking
5 98 (2.03%) Games
6 97 (2.01%) Advertising
7 94 (1.95%) Telecoms
8 61 (1.26%) Manufacturing
9 53 (1.10%) Legal
10 52 (1.08%) Electronics
11 42 (0.87%) Automotive
12 33 (0.68%) German Language
13 29 (0.60%) Publishing
14 24 (0.50%) Back Office
15 22 (0.46%) Music Industry
15 22 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
16 17 (0.35%) French Language
17 10 (0.21%) Law
18 8 (0.17%) Military
18 8 (0.17%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 2899 (60.07%) Developer
2 1668 (34.56%) .NET Developer
3 1132 (23.46%) C# Developer
4 830 (17.20%) C# .NET Developer
5 529 (10.96%) Software Developer
6 528 (10.94%) SQL Developer
7 488 (10.11%) ASP.NET Developer
8 478 (9.90%) Analyst
9 439 (9.10%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 353 (7.31%) Senior Developer
11 298 (6.17%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
12 290 (6.01%) .NET Software Developer
13 269 (5.57%) DBA
14 257 (5.33%) C# Software Developer
15 239 (4.95%) Web Developer
16 213 (4.41%) Administrator
16 213 (4.41%) SQL DBA
17 187 (3.87%) Junior
18 176 (3.65%) Senior .NET Developer
19 166 (3.44%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2820 (58.43%) .NET
2 1992 (41.28%) ASP.NET
3 1258 (26.07%) HTML
4 1212 (25.11%) CSS
5 1142 (23.66%) ASP.NET MVC
6 759 (15.73%) jQuery
7 745 (15.44%) ASP.NET Web API
8 743 (15.40%) .NET Framework
8 743 (15.40%) AngularJS
9 660 (13.68%) Web Services
10 636 (13.18%) WCF
11 569 (11.79%) XML
12 458 (9.49%) ASP.NET MVC 5
13 437 (9.06%) Entity Framework
14 419 (8.68%) WPF
15 413 (8.56%) RESTful
16 381 (7.89%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 376 (7.79%) HTML5
18 345 (7.15%) KnockoutJS
19 306 (6.34%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 366 (7.58%) Analytical Skills
2 310 (6.42%) Computer Science
3 266 (5.51%) Greenfield Project
4 142 (2.94%) Mobile App
5 141 (2.92%) Clustering
6 129 (2.67%) Enterprise Software
7 109 (2.26%) User Experience
8 97 (2.01%) Management Information System
9 87 (1.80%) Replication
10 56 (1.16%) Fintech
11 52 (1.08%) Social Network
12 44 (0.91%) Data Centre
13 41 (0.85%) Client/Server
14 36 (0.75%) N-Tier
15 35 (0.73%) Hybrid Cloud
16 32 (0.66%) Blog
17 31 (0.64%) FMCG
17 31 (0.64%) Social Media
18 30 (0.62%) EPoS
19 27 (0.56%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 1262 (26.15%) Windows
2 585 (12.12%) Windows Server
3 342 (7.09%) Linux
4 302 (6.26%) Windows Server 2008
5 257 (5.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 151 (3.13%) Android
7 123 (2.55%) Unix
8 120 (2.49%) Apple iOS
9 71 (1.47%) Windows 7
10 67 (1.39%) Windows Server 2003
11 47 (0.97%) CentOS
12 37 (0.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 35 (0.73%) Windows 10
14 20 (0.41%) Windows 8
15 17 (0.35%) Solaris
16 16 (0.33%) Windows XP
17 13 (0.27%) Windows Vista
18 10 (0.21%) Windows 2000 Server
19 9 (0.19%) Ubuntu
20 8 (0.17%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 1894 (39.25%) Agile Software Development
2 1609 (33.34%) MVC
3 956 (19.81%) TDD
4 616 (12.76%) Scrum
5 582 (12.06%) Business Intelligence
6 553 (11.46%) OO
7 447 (9.26%) BDD
8 445 (9.22%) Software Engineering
9 437 (9.06%) Web Application Development
10 429 (8.89%) Web Development
11 395 (8.18%) SDLC
12 335 (6.94%) Performance Tuning
13 315 (6.53%) ETL
14 300 (6.22%) Continuous Integration
15 266 (5.51%) Unit Testing
16 220 (4.56%) SOLID
17 187 (3.87%) Mentoring
18 186 (3.85%) Dependency Injection
19 184 (3.81%) DevOps
20 180 (3.73%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 2690 (55.74%) C#
2 2352 (48.74%) SQL
3 1492 (30.92%) JavaScript
4 830 (17.20%) T-SQL
5 361 (7.48%) VB.NET
6 355 (7.36%) Java
7 232 (4.81%) PowerShell
8 215 (4.46%) Ruby
9 194 (4.02%) C++
10 186 (3.85%) PHP
11 134 (2.78%) VB
12 108 (2.24%) Python
13 92 (1.91%) PL/SQL
14 89 (1.84%) TypeScript
15 72 (1.49%) C
16 60 (1.24%) Bash Shell
17 56 (1.16%) VBA
18 51 (1.06%) F#
19 45 (0.93%) Perl
20 40 (0.83%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 719 (14.90%) Degree
2 261 (5.41%) Microsoft Certification
3 129 (2.67%) MCSE
4 91 (1.89%) ISTQB
5 70 (1.45%) Security Cleared
6 64 (1.33%) ISEB
7 60 (1.24%) Cisco Certification
8 56 (1.16%) CISSP
8 56 (1.16%) MCSA
9 49 (1.02%) CCNA
10 47 (0.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 42 (0.87%) MCP
12 40 (0.83%) SC Cleared
13 37 (0.77%) MCITP
14 24 (0.50%) MCTS
15 23 (0.48%) CEH
15 23 (0.48%) ITIL Certification
16 20 (0.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 17 (0.35%) GCIA
18 16 (0.33%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 181 (3.75%) QA
2 89 (1.84%) SLA
3 54 (1.12%) Data Quality
4 49 (1.02%) PCI DSS
5 30 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 11 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 5 (0.10%) GAMP
8 4 (0.083%) GPG13
8 4 (0.083%) ISO 9001
9 3 (0.062%) HL7
9 3 (0.062%) IFRS
9 3 (0.062%) IFRS 9
9 3 (0.062%) WCAG
10 1 (0.021%) EFQM
10 1 (0.021%) ISAE 3402
10 1 (0.021%) ISO22301
10 1 (0.021%) PMO
10 1 (0.021%) SSAE 16
10 1 (0.021%) WAI
System Software
1 436 (9.03%) Active Directory
2 147 (3.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 143 (2.96%) Hyper-V
4 46 (0.95%) Docker
5 42 (0.87%) XenApp
6 26 (0.54%) Virtual Machines
7 25 (0.52%) VMware ESX
8 20 (0.41%) vSphere
9 18 (0.37%) Virtual Desktop
10 17 (0.35%) ISA Server
11 16 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
12 12 (0.25%) Virtual Servers
13 11 (0.23%) Terminal Services
14 8 (0.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 8 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
15 7 (0.15%) Varnish
16 6 (0.12%) Firmware
17 5 (0.10%) Forefront TMG
17 5 (0.10%) HDFS
17 5 (0.10%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 85 (1.76%) Puppet
2 66 (1.37%) WSUS
3 63 (1.31%) Kibana
4 51 (1.06%) SCCM
5 50 (1.04%) Business Desktop Deployment
6 46 (0.95%) Opscode Chef
7 28 (0.58%) Microsoft Clustering
8 24 (0.50%) Ansible
9 15 (0.31%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 14 (0.29%) Backup Exec
10 14 (0.29%) Grafana
10 14 (0.29%) SCOM
11 13 (0.27%) Salt
12 12 (0.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 11 (0.23%) Norton AntiVirus
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 1957 (40.55%) Microsoft
2 541 (11.21%) Oracle
3 230 (4.77%) VMware
4 128 (2.65%) SAP
5 116 (2.40%) Citrix
6 114 (2.36%) Cisco
7 108 (2.24%) HP
8 79 (1.64%) Tableau
9 72 (1.49%) Facebook
10 70 (1.45%) Cognos
11 69 (1.43%) Google
12 62 (1.28%) Apple
13 56 (1.16%) Xamarin
14 53 (1.10%) Informatica
15 44 (0.91%) NetApp
16 39 (0.81%) Dell
16 39 (0.81%) Red Hat
16 39 (0.81%) Sitecore
17 36 (0.75%) 3PAR
18 35 (0.73%) IBM
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Flexi Hours, Training, etc
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + training and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Ashford, Kent
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Redhill, Surrey
Stratospherec
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Farnborough, Hampshire
The People Network
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Interact Consulting
Salary: 40-47k
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + benefits and training
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
Bright Executive Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Ashford, Kent
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Computer People
Salary: £28000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £Competitive plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Crawley, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: to 34k plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Horsham, West Sussex
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40-45,000+Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Gosport, Hampshire
OutThere RPO
Salary: From £45,000 to £75,000 per annum Salary dependent on experience
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Employ Solutions
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum + amazing benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 42k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Dorking, Surrey
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cranleigh, Surrey
Stratospherec
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Chichester, West Sussex
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Chichester, West Sussex
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Thame, Oxfordshire
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Eastleigh, Hampshire
Employ Solutions
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £Competitive plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum Annual Bonus 10%, Full Company Pensi
Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday