Period
to 24 July 2021

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 24 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
England > South East
6 months to
24 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 23 13 16
Rank change year-on-year -10 +3 -4
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 1,723 1,571 3,094
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 10.50% 12.82% 11.69%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 39.51% 49.06% 43.65%
Number of salaries quoted 1,393 1,304 2,772
10th Percentile £35,000 £31,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £40,000 £37,500 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
75th Percentile £58,750 £60,000 £57,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £69,625 £66,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £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 4,361 3,202 7,089
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 26.58% 26.13% 26.79%
Number of salaries quoted 3,214 2,665 6,065
10th Percentile £33,750 £31,250 £30,750
25th Percentile £41,000 £37,500 £36,875
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
75th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £61,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £75,000
England median annual salary £57,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +3.64% +4.76% +5.00%

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 24 July 2021.

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 24 July 2021. 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 -2 571 £50,000 +5.26% 142
Hampshire -15 427 £50,000 +11.11% 68
Berkshire +1 321 £55,000 +10.00% 50
Surrey -7 241 £52,500 - 45
West Sussex -4 202 £47,500 -3.06% 28
Buckinghamshire +12 176 £46,750 -3.11% 59
East Sussex -18 135 £50,000 +11.11% 18
Kent -2 121 £42,500 +6.25% 29
Oxfordshire -17 76 £50,000 +11.11% 33
Sussex - 9 £60,000 -
Middlesex +8 5 £52,500 +16.67%
Isle of Wight - 2 £36,500 - 2
Home Counties - 2 £40,000 -
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 24 July 2021, 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 1,009 (58.56%) .NET
2 964 (55.95%) C#
3 780 (45.27%) Azure
4 746 (43.30%) SQL
5 687 (39.87%) Agile Software Development
6 661 (38.36%) JavaScript
7 613 (35.58%) Microsoft
8 447 (25.94%) ASP.NET
9 402 (23.33%) MVC
10 384 (22.29%) .NET Core
11 379 (22.00%) Social Skills
12 370 (21.47%) HTML
13 366 (21.24%) CSS
14 343 (19.91%) AngularJS
15 338 (19.62%) DevOps
16 316 (18.34%) Scrum
17 310 (17.99%) Windows
18 298 (17.30%) React
19 292 (16.95%) T-SQL
20 282 (16.37%) .NET Framework
21 235 (13.64%) Git (software)
21 235 (13.64%) Finance
22 221 (12.83%) jQuery
23 217 (12.59%) AWS
24 209 (12.13%) Oracle
25 207 (12.01%) TDD
26 203 (11.78%) Problem-Solving
27 198 (11.49%) Business Intelligence
28 197 (11.43%) ASP.NET MVC
29 187 (10.85%) Web 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
1 104 (6.04%) IIS
2 97 (5.63%) SharePoint
3 46 (2.67%) CMS
4 35 (2.03%) Confluence
5 34 (1.97%) NServiceBus
6 33 (1.92%) BizTalk Server
7 29 (1.68%) Apache
8 23 (1.33%) Elasticsearch
9 19 (1.10%) MS Exchange
9 19 (1.10%) Tomcat
9 19 (1.10%) Umbraco
10 14 (0.81%) Sitecore CMS
11 13 (0.75%) JBoss
12 12 (0.70%) Apache Solr
12 12 (0.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 10 (0.58%) EPiServer
13 10 (0.58%) Kentico
14 7 (0.41%) WordPress
15 6 (0.35%) GlassFish
15 6 (0.35%) nginx
Applications
1 46 (2.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 37 (2.15%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (0.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.23%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.058%) SPSS
6 1 (0.058%) Stata
Business Applications
1 17 (0.99%) Dynamics AX
1 17 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.75%) NetSuite
3 7 (0.41%) Dynamics NAV
4 5 (0.29%) Sage 200
5 4 (0.23%) Cognos Controller
5 4 (0.23%) Infor CloudSuite
5 4 (0.23%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
5 4 (0.23%) Infor CRM
5 4 (0.23%) Infor M3
5 4 (0.23%) Maximo
6 2 (0.12%) Payment Gateway
6 2 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.058%) Magento
7 1 (0.058%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.058%) Postilion
7 1 (0.058%) SAP Business One
7 1 (0.058%) SAP S/4HANA
7 1 (0.058%) Scribe Insight
7 1 (0.058%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 780 (45.27%) Azure
2 217 (12.59%) AWS
3 142 (8.24%) Power Platform
4 108 (6.27%) SaaS
5 87 (5.05%) Microsoft 365
6 70 (4.06%) IaaS
7 65 (3.77%) PaaS
8 58 (3.37%) Azure Service Bus
9 38 (2.21%) Serverless
10 35 (2.03%) GitHub
11 34 (1.97%) Dynamics 365
12 32 (1.86%) Azure Active Directory
13 27 (1.57%) Azure Cosmos DB
13 27 (1.57%) Azure Logic Apps
14 24 (1.39%) Azure Functions
15 21 (1.22%) Azure Event Grid
15 21 (1.22%) Azure Service Fabric
15 21 (1.22%) Azure Storage
16 16 (0.93%) Azure Data Factory
17 15 (0.87%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 53 (3.08%) Firewall
2 40 (2.32%) DNS
3 38 (2.21%) HTTP
4 33 (1.92%) TCP/IP
5 28 (1.63%) Skype
6 26 (1.51%) SAN
7 22 (1.28%) DHCP
7 22 (1.28%) Internet
8 20 (1.16%) Network Security
8 20 (1.16%) VPN
9 19 (1.10%) Wireshark
10 15 (0.87%) LAN
10 15 (0.87%) VLAN
11 14 (0.81%) SSL
12 12 (0.70%) NAS
13 11 (0.64%) WAN
14 10 (0.58%) FTP
15 9 (0.52%) IPsec
16 8 (0.46%) VoIP
17 7 (0.41%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 159 (9.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 134 (7.78%) Power BI
3 133 (7.72%) Relational Database
4 126 (7.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 118 (6.85%) NoSQL
6 88 (5.11%) MySQL
7 85 (4.93%) Data Warehouse
8 69 (4.00%) Azure SQL Database
9 65 (3.77%) MongoDB
10 63 (3.66%) PostgreSQL
11 49 (2.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 48 (2.79%) RDBMS
13 44 (2.55%) Oracle Database
14 40 (2.32%) Data Lake
15 35 (2.03%) SQL Server 2016
15 35 (2.03%) Tableau
16 31 (1.80%) SQL Server 2008
17 30 (1.74%) SQL Server 2019
18 25 (1.45%) MariaDB
19 21 (1.22%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 235 (13.64%) Git (software)
2 161 (9.34%) Visual Studio
3 120 (6.96%) JIRA
4 89 (5.17%) Team Foundation Server
5 65 (3.77%) Octopus Deploy
6 61 (3.54%) TeamCity
7 45 (2.61%) Selenium
8 39 (2.26%) Visual Studio Team System
9 34 (1.97%) NUnit
10 33 (1.92%) Jenkins
11 28 (1.63%) SpecFlow
12 27 (1.57%) WebDriver
13 22 (1.28%) Appium
14 20 (1.16%) Cypress.io
15 18 (1.04%) Bitbucket
16 16 (0.93%) Subversion
17 15 (0.87%) Fiddler
17 15 (0.87%) Grunt
17 15 (0.87%) gulp
17 15 (0.87%) webpack
General
1 379 (22.00%) Social Skills
2 235 (13.64%) Finance
3 127 (7.37%) Analytical Skills
4 78 (4.53%) Marketing
5 75 (4.35%) Advertising
6 47 (2.73%) Manufacturing
7 39 (2.26%) Automotive
8 29 (1.68%) Public Sector
9 27 (1.57%) Retail
10 24 (1.39%) Electronics
11 22 (1.28%) Telecoms
12 20 (1.16%) Organisational Skills
13 19 (1.10%) Presentation Skills
14 18 (1.04%) Back Office
15 17 (0.99%) Law
16 12 (0.70%) Banking
17 9 (0.52%) Inclusion and Diversity
17 9 (0.52%) Military
18 8 (0.46%) Aerospace
19 7 (0.41%) French Language
Job Titles
1 982 (56.99%) Developer
2 493 (28.61%) .NET Developer
3 295 (17.12%) C# Developer
4 233 (13.52%) Software Developer
5 206 (11.96%) C# .NET Developer
6 190 (11.03%) Senior Developer
7 148 (8.59%) Analyst
8 127 (7.37%) Architect
9 116 (6.73%) SQL Developer
10 111 (6.44%) Full Stack Developer
11 109 (6.33%) .NET Software Developer
12 86 (4.99%) C# Software Developer
12 86 (4.99%) Software Engineer
13 81 (4.70%) Senior .NET Developer
14 70 (4.06%) Senior C# Developer
15 60 (3.48%) Lead Developer
16 56 (3.25%) PHP Developer
17 51 (2.96%) Senior Software Developer
18 49 (2.84%) ASP.NET Developer
18 49 (2.84%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,009 (58.56%) .NET
2 447 (25.94%) ASP.NET
3 384 (22.29%) .NET Core
4 370 (21.47%) HTML
5 366 (21.24%) CSS
6 343 (19.91%) AngularJS
7 298 (17.30%) React
8 282 (16.37%) .NET Framework
9 221 (12.83%) jQuery
10 197 (11.43%) ASP.NET MVC
11 187 (10.85%) Web Services
12 163 (9.46%) REST
13 148 (8.59%) ASP.NET Web API
14 146 (8.47%) HTML5
15 142 (8.24%) Entity Framework
16 124 (7.20%) WCF
17 123 (7.14%) SOAP
18 98 (5.69%) ASP.NET Web Forms
19 96 (5.57%) CSS3
20 87 (5.05%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 77 (4.47%) Self-Motivation
2 72 (4.18%) Data Centre
3 61 (3.54%) Greenfield Project
4 52 (3.02%) Virtual Team
5 47 (2.73%) Mobile App
6 41 (2.38%) Hybrid Cloud
7 38 (2.21%) Data Structures
7 38 (2.21%) Enterprise Software
8 29 (1.68%) Algorithms
8 29 (1.68%) User Experience
9 26 (1.51%) Legacy Systems
10 25 (1.45%) Public Cloud
11 23 (1.33%) Management Information System
12 20 (1.16%) Clustering
13 18 (1.04%) Cloud Native
14 17 (0.99%) Linux Command Line
15 16 (0.93%) Driving Licence
16 14 (0.81%) Private Cloud
17 11 (0.64%) Client/Server
17 11 (0.64%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 310 (17.99%) Windows
2 138 (8.01%) Windows Server
3 127 (7.37%) Linux
4 46 (2.67%) Unix
5 39 (2.26%) Apple iOS
6 38 (2.21%) Android
7 37 (2.15%) Windows Server 2012
8 36 (2.09%) Windows 10
9 26 (1.51%) Windows Server 2008
9 26 (1.51%) Windows Server 2016
10 19 (1.10%) Windows 7
11 17 (0.99%) Windows Server 2019
12 16 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 12 (0.70%) VMS
14 6 (0.35%) Oracle Linux
15 5 (0.29%) Solaris
16 4 (0.23%) CentOS
16 4 (0.23%) Ubuntu
17 2 (0.12%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 687 (39.87%) Agile Software Development
2 402 (23.33%) MVC
3 338 (19.62%) DevOps
4 316 (18.34%) Scrum
5 207 (12.01%) TDD
6 203 (11.78%) Problem-Solving
7 198 (11.49%) Business Intelligence
8 183 (10.62%) Microservices
8 183 (10.62%) Software Engineering
9 173 (10.04%) OO
10 156 (9.05%) Test Automation
11 140 (8.13%) Computer Science
12 139 (8.07%) SDLC
13 137 (7.95%) Unit Testing
14 129 (7.49%) Web Development
15 113 (6.56%) OOP
16 112 (6.50%) Project Management
17 105 (6.09%) Continuous Integration
18 101 (5.86%) Mentoring
19 95 (5.51%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 964 (55.95%) C#
2 746 (43.30%) SQL
3 661 (38.36%) JavaScript
4 292 (16.95%) T-SQL
5 133 (7.72%) Java
6 131 (7.60%) Python
7 125 (7.25%) PowerShell
8 96 (5.57%) TypeScript
9 75 (4.35%) PHP
10 65 (3.77%) VB.NET
11 54 (3.13%) C++
12 48 (2.79%) PL/SQL
13 39 (2.26%) Bash Shell
14 34 (1.97%) VB
15 30 (1.74%) PHP 7
16 22 (1.28%) Objective-C
17 21 (1.22%) Apple Swift
18 16 (0.93%) R
19 14 (0.81%) C
20 12 (0.70%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 185 (10.74%) Degree
2 77 (4.47%) Microsoft Certification
3 70 (4.06%) Computer Science Degree
4 49 (2.84%) Security Cleared
5 44 (2.55%) SC Cleared
6 26 (1.51%) MCSE
7 23 (1.33%) Cisco Certification
8 20 (1.16%) CCNA
9 11 (0.64%) Numerate Degree
10 10 (0.58%) HND
10 10 (0.58%) ISEB
11 8 (0.46%) ISTQB
11 8 (0.46%) MCSA
12 7 (0.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 7 (0.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 7 (0.41%) Master's Degree
13 5 (0.29%) BPSS Clearance
13 5 (0.29%) CISA
13 5 (0.29%) OSCE
13 5 (0.29%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 100 (5.80%) QA
2 21 (1.22%) SLA
3 20 (1.16%) Data Quality
4 18 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 13 (0.75%) GDPR
6 8 (0.46%) NIST
7 7 (0.41%) Accessibility
8 6 (0.35%) ISO 9001
9 4 (0.23%) PMO
10 2 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials
11 1 (0.058%) HL7
11 1 (0.058%) NCSC
System Software
1 109 (6.33%) Active Directory
2 102 (5.92%) Docker
3 92 (5.34%) VMware Infrastructure
4 39 (2.26%) Hyper-V
5 24 (1.39%) vSphere
6 11 (0.64%) VMware ESXi
7 10 (0.58%) Virtual Machines
8 9 (0.52%) XenApp
9 6 (0.35%) Terminal Services
10 5 (0.29%) Virtual Servers
11 4 (0.23%) VMware Workstation
12 3 (0.17%) Postfix
12 3 (0.17%) Virtual Desktop
12 3 (0.17%) VMware NSX
13 2 (0.12%) XenDesktop
14 1 (0.058%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 1 (0.058%) KVM
14 1 (0.058%) Microsoft App-V
14 1 (0.058%) Oracle RAC
14 1 (0.058%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 119 (6.91%) Kubernetes
2 30 (1.74%) Terraform
3 26 (1.51%) Microsoft Intune
4 23 (1.33%) SCCM
5 14 (0.81%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 14 (0.81%) Puppet
6 11 (0.64%) Ansible
7 9 (0.52%) Grafana
8 8 (0.46%) HP ALM
8 8 (0.46%) vCenter Server
9 7 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
10 6 (0.35%) Prometheus
10 6 (0.35%) vRealize
11 5 (0.29%) BMC PATROL
11 5 (0.29%) HP Fortify
11 5 (0.29%) NetBackup
11 5 (0.29%) SCVMM
11 5 (0.29%) WebInspect
12 3 (0.17%) HP Quality Center
12 3 (0.17%) WSUS
Vendors
1 613 (35.58%) Microsoft
2 209 (12.13%) Oracle
3 139 (8.07%) VMware
4 37 (2.15%) Google
5 34 (1.97%) Salesforce.com
6 32 (1.86%) SAP
7 31 (1.80%) Cisco
8 30 (1.74%) IBM
9 29 (1.68%) Xamarin
10 24 (1.39%) Red Hat
10 24 (1.39%) Splunk
11 23 (1.33%) Citrix
12 22 (1.28%) Sitecore
13 19 (1.10%) Veeam
14 16 (0.93%) Dynatrace
14 16 (0.93%) Infor
15 15 (0.87%) HP
15 15 (0.87%) Telerik
16 14 (0.81%) Dell
16 14 (0.81%) NetApp