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 22 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
England / South East
Rank 9 11 8
Rank change year-on-year +2 -3  
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2379 3217 3559
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 16.07% 16.75% 17.52%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 54.82% 53.89% 57.67%
Number of salaries quoted 2166 2948 3225
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £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 4340 5970 6171
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 29.32% 31.08% 30.38%
Number of salaries quoted 3716 5249 5301
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £31,500 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £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 22 March 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 22 March 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 +2 548 £40,000 - 82
Surrey -2 395 £50,000 +9.89% 38
Berkshire -6 394 £45,000 - 51
Buckinghamshire -4 221 £40,000 -9.09% 48
West Sussex +3 212 £44,000 -2.22% 23
Oxfordshire -3 207 £37,500 -6.25% 35
Kent +8 199 £40,000 -5.88% 14
East Sussex +2 152 £42,500 +6.25% 13
Middlesex +7 28 £50,000 -2.43% 2
Isle of Wight 0 11 £32,500 -13.33% 1
Sussex +3 6 £27,500 -21.42%
SQL Server
England

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 2858 (58.28%) .NET
2 2691 (54.87%) C#
3 2355 (48.02%) SQL
4 1982 (40.42%) ASP.NET
5 1960 (39.97%) Microsoft
6 1920 (39.15%) Agile Software Development
7 1617 (32.97%) MVC
8 1483 (30.24%) JavaScript
9 1286 (26.22%) HTML
10 1238 (25.24%) Windows
11 1219 (24.86%) CSS
12 1120 (22.84%) ASP.NET MVC
13 997 (20.33%) TDD
14 839 (17.11%) T-SQL
14 839 (17.11%) MS Excel
15 766 (15.62%) .NET Framework
16 758 (15.46%) ASP.NET Web API
17 743 (15.15%) jQuery
18 739 (15.07%) Degree
19 732 (14.93%) Finance
20 705 (14.38%) AngularJS
21 696 (14.19%) WCF
22 686 (13.99%) Web Services
23 656 (13.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
24 653 (13.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
25 606 (12.36%) Scrum
26 592 (12.07%) Business Intelligence
27 578 (11.79%) XML
27 578 (11.79%) Oracle
28 572 (11.66%) Windows Server

SQL Server
Top Related 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
1 374 (7.63%) IIS
2 250 (5.10%) SharePoint
3 170 (3.47%) MS Exchange
4 143 (2.92%) Elasticsearch
5 142 (2.90%) CMS
6 82 (1.67%) SharePoint 2013
7 78 (1.59%) BizTalk Server
7 78 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2010
8 63 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2013
9 58 (1.18%) Tomcat
10 55 (1.12%) Apache
11 46 (0.94%) JBoss
12 40 (0.82%) Skype for Business
13 38 (0.77%) Confluence
13 38 (0.77%) WebSphere
14 36 (0.73%) SharePoint 2010
15 35 (0.71%) SAS
16 34 (0.69%) NServiceBus
17 32 (0.65%) Drupal
18 27 (0.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 839 (17.11%) MS Excel
2 136 (2.77%) MS Office
3 30 (0.61%) MS PowerPoint
4 24 (0.49%) MS Visio
5 11 (0.22%) Photoshop
6 6 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 5 (0.10%) SPSS
8 4 (0.082%) InfoPath
8 4 (0.082%) MS Project
9 3 (0.061%) Fireworks
10 2 (0.041%) Spreadsheet
10 2 (0.041%) SPSS Modeler
11 1 (0.020%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.020%) GIMP
11 1 (0.020%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 37 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 23 (0.47%) Oracle Cash Management
3 21 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 16 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
5 13 (0.27%) BusinessWorks
5 13 (0.27%) TIBCO iProcess
6 11 (0.22%) Infor CRM
6 11 (0.22%) Payment Gateway
7 8 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
7 8 (0.16%) FastStats
8 7 (0.14%) Magento
9 5 (0.10%) Adobe Campaign
9 5 (0.10%) Cognos Controller
9 5 (0.10%) Eloqua
9 5 (0.10%) Infor CloudSuite
9 5 (0.10%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
9 5 (0.10%) SAP Business One
10 4 (0.082%) SAP ERP
11 3 (0.061%) Unit4 Business World
11 3 (0.061%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 524 (10.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 275 (5.61%) Amazon AWS
3 157 (3.20%) SaaS
4 134 (2.73%) Office 365
5 52 (1.06%) IaaS
6 43 (0.88%) PaaS
7 29 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
8 25 (0.51%) Amazon EC2
9 23 (0.47%) GitHub
10 16 (0.33%) Google Cloud Platform
11 12 (0.24%) Google Play
12 11 (0.22%) Amazon S3
13 10 (0.20%) Amazon ELB
13 10 (0.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 7 (0.14%) Asana
14 7 (0.14%) Boomi
15 5 (0.10%) Amazon SQS
15 5 (0.10%) Google Analytics
15 5 (0.10%) Google App Engine
15 5 (0.10%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 178 (3.63%) Firewall
2 149 (3.04%) DNS
3 146 (2.98%) TCP/IP
4 130 (2.65%) Internet
5 105 (2.14%) SAN
6 99 (2.02%) LAN
7 83 (1.69%) WAN
8 73 (1.49%) DHCP
9 68 (1.39%) HTTP
10 61 (1.24%) SSL
11 60 (1.22%) Network Security
12 41 (0.84%) Intranet
13 36 (0.73%) VPN
14 35 (0.71%) SMTP
15 31 (0.63%) NAS
16 30 (0.61%) Skype
17 24 (0.49%) Cisco ASA
18 21 (0.43%) VoIP
19 20 (0.41%) VLAN
20 16 (0.33%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 656 (13.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 653 (13.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 572 (11.66%) SQL Server 2008
4 555 (11.32%) SQL Server 2014
5 384 (7.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 375 (7.65%) SQL Server 2012
7 372 (7.59%) Data Warehouse
8 357 (7.28%) Relational Database
9 343 (6.99%) MySQL
10 306 (6.24%) NoSQL
11 181 (3.69%) SQL Server 2016
12 147 (3.00%) SQL Server 2005
13 146 (2.98%) Power BI
14 145 (2.96%) MongoDB
15 132 (2.69%) Big Data
16 112 (2.28%) Oracle Database
17 98 (2.00%) RDBMS
18 90 (1.84%) Microsoft Analysis Services
19 89 (1.81%) QlikView
20 87 (1.77%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 488 (9.95%) Visual Studio
2 487 (9.93%) Team Foundation Server
3 379 (7.73%) Git (software)
4 188 (3.83%) JIRA
5 175 (3.57%) NUnit
6 169 (3.45%) TeamCity
7 155 (3.16%) Subversion
8 70 (1.43%) Selenium
9 64 (1.31%) Moq
9 64 (1.31%) Rhino Mocks
10 59 (1.20%) MSTest
11 50 (1.02%) Bugzilla
12 49 (1.00%) Trac
13 47 (0.96%) Octopus Deploy
14 46 (0.94%) JSUnit
15 38 (0.77%) Jenkins
16 29 (0.59%) Talend Open Studio
17 28 (0.57%) MSBuild
18 24 (0.49%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
19 22 (0.45%) SpecFlow
General
1 732 (14.93%) Finance
2 168 (3.43%) Retail
3 158 (3.22%) Marketing
4 110 (2.24%) Banking
5 101 (2.06%) Advertising
6 88 (1.79%) Telecoms
7 87 (1.77%) Games
8 56 (1.14%) Electronics
9 50 (1.02%) Manufacturing
10 43 (0.88%) German Language
10 43 (0.88%) Legal
11 40 (0.82%) Automotive
12 32 (0.65%) Publishing
13 23 (0.47%) Back Office
14 22 (0.45%) French Language
14 22 (0.45%) Music Industry
15 19 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
16 12 (0.24%) Brand Awareness
16 12 (0.24%) Law
16 12 (0.24%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 2931 (59.77%) Developer
2 1698 (34.62%) .NET Developer
3 1164 (23.74%) C# Developer
4 868 (17.70%) C# .NET Developer
5 537 (10.95%) SQL Developer
6 512 (10.44%) Software Developer
7 505 (10.30%) ASP.NET Developer
8 458 (9.34%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 433 (8.83%) Analyst
10 385 (7.85%) Senior Developer
11 299 (6.10%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
12 284 (5.79%) .NET Software Developer
13 276 (5.63%) DBA
14 249 (5.08%) Web Developer
15 247 (5.04%) C# Software Developer
16 226 (4.61%) Administrator
17 216 (4.40%) SQL DBA
18 192 (3.92%) Senior .NET Developer
19 185 (3.77%) Junior
20 180 (3.67%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2858 (58.28%) .NET
2 1982 (40.42%) ASP.NET
3 1286 (26.22%) HTML
4 1219 (24.86%) CSS
5 1120 (22.84%) ASP.NET MVC
6 766 (15.62%) .NET Framework
7 758 (15.46%) ASP.NET Web API
8 743 (15.15%) jQuery
9 705 (14.38%) AngularJS
10 696 (14.19%) WCF
11 686 (13.99%) Web Services
12 578 (11.79%) XML
13 476 (9.71%) Entity Framework
14 463 (9.44%) ASP.NET MVC 5
15 407 (8.30%) RESTful
16 390 (7.95%) WPF
17 377 (7.69%) HTML5
18 372 (7.59%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 351 (7.16%) KnockoutJS
20 333 (6.79%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 368 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
2 336 (6.85%) Computer Science
3 158 (3.22%) Mobile App
4 146 (2.98%) Clustering
5 143 (2.92%) Enterprise Software
6 109 (2.22%) User Experience
7 106 (2.16%) Management Information System
8 88 (1.79%) Replication
9 62 (1.26%) Social Network
10 58 (1.18%) Data Centre
11 52 (1.06%) Blog
11 52 (1.06%) Fintech
12 41 (0.84%) Hybrid Cloud
13 36 (0.73%) EPoS
14 34 (0.69%) Client/Server
15 32 (0.65%) Blackberry
15 32 (0.65%) Social Media
16 31 (0.63%) Tandem
17 30 (0.61%) N-Tier
18 28 (0.57%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 1238 (25.24%) Windows
2 572 (11.66%) Windows Server
3 327 (6.67%) Linux
4 298 (6.08%) Windows Server 2008
5 268 (5.46%) Windows Server 2012
6 149 (3.04%) Android
7 144 (2.94%) Unix
8 129 (2.63%) Apple iOS
9 81 (1.65%) Windows Server 2003
10 75 (1.53%) Windows 7
11 43 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 42 (0.86%) CentOS
13 31 (0.63%) Windows 10
14 21 (0.43%) Solaris
15 17 (0.35%) Mac OS
15 17 (0.35%) Windows 8
16 12 (0.24%) Ubuntu
16 12 (0.24%) Windows Vista
16 12 (0.24%) Windows XP
17 11 (0.22%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1920 (39.15%) Agile Software Development
2 1617 (32.97%) MVC
3 997 (20.33%) TDD
4 606 (12.36%) Scrum
5 592 (12.07%) Business Intelligence
6 532 (10.85%) OO
7 458 (9.34%) BDD
8 440 (8.97%) Web Development
9 438 (8.93%) Web Application Development
10 415 (8.46%) Software Engineering
11 401 (8.18%) SDLC
12 350 (7.14%) ETL
13 346 (7.06%) Performance Tuning
14 275 (5.61%) Unit Testing
15 273 (5.57%) Continuous Integration
16 217 (4.42%) SOLID
17 216 (4.40%) Mentoring
18 206 (4.20%) CRM
19 199 (4.06%) ITIL
20 195 (3.98%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 2691 (54.87%) C#
2 2355 (48.02%) SQL
3 1483 (30.24%) JavaScript
4 839 (17.11%) T-SQL
5 376 (7.67%) Java
6 365 (7.44%) VB.NET
7 238 (4.85%) PowerShell
8 211 (4.30%) Ruby
9 171 (3.49%) PHP
10 169 (3.45%) C++
11 146 (2.98%) VB
12 118 (2.41%) PL/SQL
13 105 (2.14%) Python
14 85 (1.73%) TypeScript
15 73 (1.49%) C
16 54 (1.10%) Bash Shell
17 50 (1.02%) F#
17 50 (1.02%) VBA
18 45 (0.92%) Perl
19 37 (0.75%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 739 (15.07%) Degree
2 250 (5.10%) Microsoft Certification
3 137 (2.79%) MCSE
4 95 (1.94%) ISTQB
5 70 (1.43%) Cisco Certification
6 69 (1.41%) Security Cleared
7 67 (1.37%) ISEB
8 64 (1.31%) CCNA
8 64 (1.31%) MCSA
9 56 (1.14%) CISSP
10 44 (0.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 44 (0.90%) SC Cleared
11 41 (0.84%) MCITP
12 39 (0.80%) MCP
13 28 (0.57%) CEH
14 25 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
15 24 (0.49%) MCTS
16 23 (0.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 17 (0.35%) GCIA
18 15 (0.31%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 166 (3.38%) QA
2 105 (2.14%) SLA
3 59 (1.20%) Data Quality
4 55 (1.12%) PCI DSS
5 21 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 11 (0.22%) GAMP
7 10 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 4 (0.082%) ISO 9001
9 3 (0.061%) IFRS
9 3 (0.061%) IFRS 9
10 2 (0.041%) WAI
10 2 (0.041%) WCAG
11 1 (0.020%) CDISC
11 1 (0.020%) COBIT
11 1 (0.020%) EFQM
11 1 (0.020%) GPG13
11 1 (0.020%) ISAE 3402
11 1 (0.020%) ISO22301
11 1 (0.020%) PMO
11 1 (0.020%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 468 (9.54%) Active Directory
2 203 (4.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 158 (3.22%) Hyper-V
4 36 (0.73%) Docker
5 34 (0.69%) Virtual Machines
6 32 (0.65%) XenApp
7 29 (0.59%) vSphere
8 27 (0.55%) Virtual Servers
9 25 (0.51%) VMware ESX
10 23 (0.47%) ISA Server
11 21 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
12 18 (0.37%) Oracle RAC
12 18 (0.37%) Virtual Desktop
13 17 (0.35%) Forefront TMG
14 12 (0.24%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 12 (0.24%) UAG
15 10 (0.20%) Terminal Services
16 8 (0.16%) HDFS
16 8 (0.16%) Samba
17 7 (0.14%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 86 (1.75%) Puppet
2 60 (1.22%) WSUS
3 58 (1.18%) Kibana
4 52 (1.06%) SCCM
5 48 (0.98%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 48 (0.98%) Opscode Chef
6 34 (0.69%) Microsoft Clustering
7 19 (0.39%) SCOM
8 18 (0.37%) Ansible
9 15 (0.31%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 14 (0.29%) Grafana
11 13 (0.27%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 13 (0.27%) TIBCO Hawk
12 12 (0.24%) Backup Exec
13 11 (0.22%) Failover Clustering
13 11 (0.22%) Norton AntiVirus
13 11 (0.22%) Salt
13 11 (0.22%) SCVMM
14 9 (0.18%) HP Quality Center
14 9 (0.18%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 1960 (39.97%) Microsoft
2 578 (11.79%) Oracle
3 293 (5.97%) VMware
4 124 (2.53%) Citrix
5 118 (2.41%) Cisco
6 112 (2.28%) HP
7 105 (2.14%) SAP
8 86 (1.75%) Tableau
9 81 (1.65%) Facebook
10 78 (1.59%) Cognos
11 73 (1.49%) Google
12 69 (1.41%) Informatica
13 62 (1.26%) Apple
14 53 (1.08%) Xamarin
15 48 (0.98%) Dell
16 47 (0.96%) Red Hat
17 40 (0.82%) NetApp
18 36 (0.73%) 3PAR
19 32 (0.65%) EMC
20 31 (0.63%) Teradata
Buckinghamshire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Fareham, Hampshire
IT Executive Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Farnborough, Hampshire
Coburg Banks IT
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
I4 Recruitment
Salary: £28k - 40k per year + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Redhill, Surrey
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Salary: £30000 - £55000 per annum + Extensive Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Venturi
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
IT Talent Solutions
Salary: From £60,000 to £65,000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: 15 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £60k + benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Eastleigh, Hampshire
Corriculo
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare and Life Assurance
Posted: 10 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Hove, East Sussex
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Chichester, West Sussex
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Pulborough, West Sussex
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + benefits and training
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Tindall IT Resourcing
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum GBP 35 - 40k +Many benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Modis International
Posted: 12 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + bonus and package
Posted: Yesterday
Slough, Berkshire
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 42k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Chichester, West Sussex
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Richmond, Surrey
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Woking, Surrey
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
West Malling, Kent
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Proactive Appointments
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Kidlington, Oxfordshire
Bluetownonline
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Egham, Surrey
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum, Benefits Excellent Company Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Slough, Berkshire
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday