Period
to 27 January 2022

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 27 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
England > South East
6 months to
27 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 26 15 14
Rank change year-on-year -11 -1 0
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 1,628 1,204 2,806
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 8.98% 11.82% 12.20%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 35.69% 43.97% 47.99%
Number of salaries quoted 1,272 1,054 2,393
10th Percentile £31,250 £36,377 £30,000
25th Percentile £38,750 £42,500 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year - +11.11% -
75th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £67,500 £68,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +3.09% +2.11%

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 4,561 2,738 5,847
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 25.16% 26.89% 25.42%
Number of salaries quoted 3,130 2,379 4,915
10th Percentile £32,500 £33,750 £31,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £37,384
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
75th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £61,625
90th Percentile £77,500 £72,500 £71,250
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% -

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 27 January 2022.

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 27 January 2022. 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
Jobs
Thames Valley +1 495 £54,000 +13.68% 129
Hampshire -14 444 £47,500 -5.00% 60
Berkshire +3 247 £60,000 +20.00% 62
Buckinghamshire +21 208 £45,000 - 41
West Sussex +1 191 £47,500 -20.83% 21
Surrey -31 188 £55,000 - 50
East Sussex -12 145 £50,000 - 19
Kent -11 101 £45,000 - 39
Oxfordshire -46 40 £50,000 +17.65% 26
Home Counties - 16 £57,500 -
Middlesex -8 11 £45,000 -25.00% 1
Isle of Wight - 9 £31,000 - 4
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 27 January 2022, 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.

1 840 (51.60%) Azure
2 827 (50.80%) .NET
3 821 (50.43%) C#
4 793 (48.71%) SQL
5 736 (45.21%) Microsoft
6 533 (32.74%) Agile Software Development
7 440 (27.03%) JavaScript
8 404 (24.82%) DevOps
9 366 (22.48%) ASP.NET
10 354 (21.74%) Social Skills
11 318 (19.53%) Windows
12 306 (18.80%) MVC
13 297 (18.24%) T-SQL
14 288 (17.69%) .NET Framework
15 276 (16.95%) HTML
16 250 (15.36%) Problem-Solving
17 247 (15.17%) CSS
18 241 (14.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 236 (14.50%) Power Platform
20 233 (14.31%) Business Intelligence
21 227 (13.94%) .NET Core
22 214 (13.14%) Finance
23 206 (12.65%) Power BI
24 202 (12.41%) Full Stack Development
25 198 (12.16%) AWS
26 189 (11.61%) Oracle
27 180 (11.06%) AngularJS
27 180 (11.06%) CI/CD
28 177 (10.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
29 175 (10.75%) Analytics

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 98 (6.02%) IIS
2 76 (4.67%) SharePoint
3 44 (2.70%) Elasticsearch
4 31 (1.90%) BizTalk Server
5 30 (1.84%) JBoss
6 20 (1.23%) MS Exchange
7 17 (1.04%) Tomcat
8 16 (0.98%) CMS
9 15 (0.92%) Apache Spark
9 15 (0.92%) WebLogic
10 13 (0.80%) Confluence
10 13 (0.80%) Sitecore CMS
10 13 (0.80%) Umbraco
11 7 (0.43%) EPiServer
11 7 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2013
11 7 (0.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 6 (0.37%) Apache
12 6 (0.37%) ColdFusion
12 6 (0.37%) Kentico
12 6 (0.37%) WordPress
Applications
1 97 (5.96%) Microsoft Excel
2 83 (5.10%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.12%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.061%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 15 (0.92%) Oracle EBS R12
2 14 (0.86%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.43%) Dynamics NAV
4 6 (0.37%) Elite 3E
4 6 (0.37%) Sage 200
5 4 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.061%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.061%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.061%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.061%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.061%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.061%) Sage X3
7 1 (0.061%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.061%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.061%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 840 (51.60%) Azure
2 236 (14.50%) Power Platform
3 198 (12.16%) AWS
4 132 (8.11%) SaaS
5 117 (7.19%) Microsoft 365
6 91 (5.59%) Azure Service Bus
6 91 (5.59%) GitHub
7 79 (4.85%) PaaS
8 72 (4.42%) Azure Data Factory
9 71 (4.36%) Serverless
10 67 (4.12%) IaaS
11 66 (4.05%) Azure Logic Apps
12 48 (2.95%) Dynamics 365
13 41 (2.52%) Azure Event Grid
14 39 (2.40%) Azure Cosmos DB
15 38 (2.33%) GitHub Actions
16 30 (1.84%) Azure Active Directory
17 24 (1.47%) Azure Monitor
18 23 (1.41%) Azure Service Fabric
19 21 (1.29%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 53 (3.26%) Firewall
2 28 (1.72%) DNS
2 28 (1.72%) WAN
3 27 (1.66%) TCP/IP
3 27 (1.66%) VPN
4 26 (1.60%) Internet
5 25 (1.54%) LAN
6 21 (1.29%) DHCP
7 17 (1.04%) SAN
8 16 (0.98%) VoIP
9 13 (0.80%) SSL
10 11 (0.68%) VLAN
11 8 (0.49%) Intranet
12 7 (0.43%) HTTP
12 7 (0.43%) NAS
12 7 (0.43%) Unified Communications
13 6 (0.37%) DSL
13 6 (0.37%) IP Telephony
13 6 (0.37%) IPsec
13 6 (0.37%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 241 (14.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 206 (12.65%) Power BI
3 177 (10.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 158 (9.71%) MySQL
5 139 (8.54%) Data Warehouse
6 114 (7.00%) Relational Database
7 86 (5.28%) NoSQL
8 72 (4.42%) Azure SQL Database
9 64 (3.93%) MongoDB
10 61 (3.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 56 (3.44%) Oracle Database
12 53 (3.26%) SQL Server 2012
13 51 (3.13%) Data Lake
14 50 (3.07%) SQL Server 2016
15 47 (2.89%) RDBMS
16 43 (2.64%) PostgreSQL
17 38 (2.33%) Apache Cassandra
17 38 (2.33%) SQL Server 2008
18 36 (2.21%) Tableau
19 32 (1.97%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 175 (10.75%) Git (software)
2 165 (10.14%) Visual Studio
3 70 (4.30%) Jenkins
4 69 (4.24%) Team Foundation Server
5 66 (4.05%) JIRA
6 55 (3.38%) Selenium
7 39 (2.40%) NUnit
8 34 (2.09%) SpecFlow
9 32 (1.97%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 29 (1.78%) WebDriver
11 28 (1.72%) MSTest
12 27 (1.66%) Subversion
13 18 (1.11%) TeamCity
14 12 (0.74%) IntelliJ
15 10 (0.61%) GitLab
16 7 (0.43%) Fiddler
16 7 (0.43%) tSQLt
16 7 (0.43%) Visual Studio Code
16 7 (0.43%) VSS/SourceSafe
16 7 (0.43%) webpack
General
1 354 (21.74%) Social Skills
2 214 (13.14%) Finance
3 166 (10.20%) Analytical Skills
4 61 (3.75%) Retail
5 37 (2.27%) Advertising
6 35 (2.15%) Presentation Skills
7 34 (2.09%) Law
8 32 (1.97%) Local Government
9 28 (1.72%) Banking
10 27 (1.66%) Marketing
11 26 (1.60%) Legal
12 25 (1.54%) Public Sector
13 24 (1.47%) Telecoms
14 23 (1.41%) Back Office
15 21 (1.29%) Automotive
16 15 (0.92%) Manufacturing
17 14 (0.86%) Organisational Skills
18 11 (0.68%) Electronics
18 11 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
19 8 (0.49%) Influencing Skills
Job Titles
1 773 (47.48%) Developer
2 323 (19.84%) .NET Developer
3 218 (13.39%) Software Developer
4 211 (12.96%) C# Developer
5 153 (9.40%) Senior Developer
6 147 (9.03%) C# .NET Developer
7 144 (8.85%) Analyst
8 123 (7.56%) Architect
9 105 (6.45%) DBA
10 104 (6.39%) SQL Developer
11 83 (5.10%) Full Stack Developer
12 78 (4.79%) C# Software Developer
13 77 (4.73%) .NET Software Developer
14 74 (4.55%) Administrator
15 63 (3.87%) Senior .NET Developer
15 63 (3.87%) Software Engineer
16 58 (3.56%) Support Engineer
17 57 (3.50%) Senior C# Developer
18 54 (3.32%) SQL DBA
19 50 (3.07%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 827 (50.80%) .NET
2 366 (22.48%) ASP.NET
3 288 (17.69%) .NET Framework
4 276 (16.95%) HTML
5 247 (15.17%) CSS
6 227 (13.94%) .NET Core
7 180 (11.06%) AngularJS
8 169 (10.38%) React
9 154 (9.46%) ASP.NET Web API
10 150 (9.21%) ASP.NET MVC
11 140 (8.60%) Entity Framework
12 120 (7.37%) jQuery
13 118 (7.25%) XML
14 113 (6.94%) Web Services
15 101 (6.20%) REST
16 97 (5.96%) SOAP
17 78 (4.79%) JSON
18 76 (4.67%) HTML5
19 63 (3.87%) RESTful
20 57 (3.50%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 77 (4.73%) Self-Motivation
2 66 (4.05%) Greenfield Project
3 55 (3.38%) Public Cloud
4 38 (2.33%) Management Information System
5 32 (1.97%) Data Centre
5 32 (1.97%) Data Structures
6 31 (1.90%) Algorithms
7 29 (1.78%) Clustering
8 28 (1.72%) Cloud Native
9 27 (1.66%) Enterprise Software
10 26 (1.60%) NHS
11 25 (1.54%) Legacy Systems
12 23 (1.41%) User Experience
13 21 (1.29%) Robotics
14 19 (1.17%) Hybrid Cloud
15 18 (1.11%) Linux Command Line
15 18 (1.11%) Reinsurance
16 17 (1.04%) Virtual Team
17 15 (0.92%) Driving Licence
18 11 (0.68%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 318 (19.53%) Windows
2 166 (10.20%) Windows Server
3 105 (6.45%) Linux
4 36 (2.21%) Windows Server 2016
5 35 (2.15%) Windows 10
6 32 (1.97%) Windows Server 2019
7 28 (1.72%) Android
7 28 (1.72%) Windows 7
8 27 (1.66%) Apple iOS
9 26 (1.60%) Windows Server 2012
10 22 (1.35%) Windows Server 2008
11 16 (0.98%) Unix
12 9 (0.55%) Windows Server 2003
13 8 (0.49%) Windows 8
14 7 (0.43%) Windows Vista
14 7 (0.43%) Windows XP
15 6 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 4 (0.25%) Ubuntu
17 2 (0.12%) CentOS
18 1 (0.061%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 533 (32.74%) Agile Software Development
2 404 (24.82%) DevOps
3 306 (18.80%) MVC
4 250 (15.36%) Problem-Solving
5 233 (14.31%) Business Intelligence
6 202 (12.41%) Full Stack Development
7 180 (11.06%) CI/CD
8 175 (10.75%) Analytics
9 149 (9.15%) SDLC
10 143 (8.78%) ETL
11 133 (8.17%) TDD
12 132 (8.11%) Microservices
13 131 (8.05%) Unit Testing
13 131 (8.05%) Web Development
14 128 (7.86%) Software Engineering
15 126 (7.74%) OO
16 123 (7.56%) Project Management
17 122 (7.49%) Scrum
18 118 (7.25%) Test Automation
19 107 (6.57%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 821 (50.43%) C#
2 793 (48.71%) SQL
3 440 (27.03%) JavaScript
4 297 (18.24%) T-SQL
5 95 (5.84%) Python
6 77 (4.73%) Java
7 75 (4.61%) PowerShell
8 69 (4.24%) TypeScript
9 60 (3.69%) PHP
10 54 (3.32%) VB
10 54 (3.32%) VB.NET
11 46 (2.83%) Bash
12 44 (2.70%) PL/SQL
13 41 (2.52%) C++
14 38 (2.33%) VB6
15 30 (1.84%) PHP 7
16 29 (1.78%) VBA
17 28 (1.72%) C
18 19 (1.17%) R
19 16 (0.98%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 173 (10.63%) Degree
2 88 (5.41%) Microsoft Certification
3 39 (2.40%) Security Cleared
4 37 (2.27%) Computer Science Degree
5 28 (1.72%) SC Cleared
6 21 (1.29%) TOGAF Certification
7 10 (0.61%) ISTQB
7 10 (0.61%) Numerate Degree
8 9 (0.55%) FFIEC
9 8 (0.49%) AWS Certification
10 6 (0.37%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (0.37%) MCSA
10 6 (0.37%) MCSE
11 4 (0.25%) DV Cleared
12 3 (0.18%) CCNA
12 3 (0.18%) MCP
12 3 (0.18%) MCTS
13 2 (0.12%) HNC
13 2 (0.12%) HND
13 2 (0.12%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 125 (7.68%) QA
2 38 (2.33%) SLA
3 36 (2.21%) Data Quality
4 32 (1.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 15 (0.92%) Accessibility
6 13 (0.80%) GDPR
7 10 (0.61%) NIST
8 9 (0.55%) Cyber Essentials
9 5 (0.31%) PMO
10 4 (0.25%) HIPAA
10 4 (0.25%) PCI DSS
11 3 (0.18%) ISO 9001
12 1 (0.061%) HL7
12 1 (0.061%) NCSC
System Software
1 134 (8.23%) Active Directory
2 97 (5.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 87 (5.34%) Docker
4 26 (1.60%) vSphere
5 22 (1.35%) Hyper-V
6 14 (0.86%) Oracle RAC
7 13 (0.80%) VMware Workstation
8 11 (0.68%) Virtual Desktop
8 11 (0.68%) Virtual Servers
9 9 (0.55%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (0.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 4 (0.25%) VMware NSX
11 3 (0.18%) Firmware
12 2 (0.12%) DFS Replication
12 2 (0.12%) FreeRADIUS
12 2 (0.12%) iptables
12 2 (0.12%) Virtual Machines
12 2 (0.12%) XenApp
13 1 (0.061%) Openswan
13 1 (0.061%) Samba
Systems Management
1 105 (6.45%) Kubernetes
2 24 (1.47%) Ansible
3 17 (1.04%) Terraform
4 15 (0.92%) Data Guard
5 14 (0.86%) Microsoft Intune
5 14 (0.86%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 12 (0.74%) Puppet
7 9 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
8 8 (0.49%) Failover Clustering
8 8 (0.49%) SCCM
9 7 (0.43%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 7 (0.43%) MobiControl
9 7 (0.43%) Single Sign-On
10 5 (0.31%) NetBackup
10 5 (0.31%) WSUS
11 4 (0.25%) Grafana
12 3 (0.18%) Kubeflow
12 3 (0.18%) QRadar
12 3 (0.18%) ZABBIX
13 2 (0.12%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 736 (45.21%) Microsoft
2 189 (11.61%) Oracle
3 118 (7.25%) VMware
4 63 (3.87%) Citrix
5 51 (3.13%) Salesforce.com
6 41 (2.52%) Databricks
7 40 (2.46%) Google
8 29 (1.78%) Xamarin
9 24 (1.47%) Cisco
10 22 (1.35%) Informatica
11 21 (1.29%) MuleSoft
12 20 (1.23%) Sage
12 20 (1.23%) SAP
13 17 (1.04%) IFS
13 17 (1.04%) Sitecore
14 15 (0.92%) IBM
15 14 (0.86%) Zend
16 13 (0.80%) Dell
16 13 (0.80%) Sophos
17 12 (0.74%) Splunk