Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
England > South East
6 months to
17 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 25 13 16
Rank change year-on-year -12 +3 -3
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 1,696 1,047 2,970
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 9.55% 13.31% 11.70%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 36.82% 47.01% 45.97%
Number of salaries quoted 1,297 887 2,600
10th Percentile £33,750 £31,650 £30,000
25th Percentile £40,000 £39,000 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year - +11.11% -
75th Percentile £61,250 £60,000 £57,500
90th Percentile £73,000 £67,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,104 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year +0.21% +4.17% +1.05%

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 4,606 2,227 6,461
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 25.93% 28.32% 25.46%
Number of salaries quoted 3,164 1,906 5,521
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £31,000
25th Percentile £40,000 £38,750 £37,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £51,668 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +3.34% +5.26% -
75th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £61,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
England median annual salary £58,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +6.36% +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 17 October 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 17 October 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 +4 568 £52,250 +10.00% 111
Hampshire -19 426 £50,000 - 56
Berkshire -3 287 £55,000 +10.00% 52
Buckinghamshire +14 222 £45,000 - 46
Surrey -10 222 £51,250 +2.50% 39
West Sussex -3 211 £47,500 -13.64% 25
East Sussex -21 145 £47,500 -5.00% 13
Kent -6 93 £48,750 +8.33% 30
Oxfordshire -23 60 £50,000 +20.48% 13
Sussex - 7 £60,000 -
Isle of Wight - 5 £33,000 -
Home Counties - 4 £60,000 -
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 17 October 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.

1 915 (53.95%) .NET
2 898 (52.95%) C#
3 851 (50.18%) Azure
4 753 (44.40%) SQL
5 695 (40.98%) Microsoft
6 620 (36.56%) Agile Software Development
7 575 (33.90%) JavaScript
8 390 (23.00%) ASP.NET
9 380 (22.41%) DevOps
10 370 (21.82%) Social Skills
11 363 (21.40%) Windows
12 354 (20.87%) MVC
13 331 (19.52%) HTML
14 299 (17.63%) CSS
15 289 (17.04%) .NET Core
16 284 (16.75%) T-SQL
17 283 (16.69%) .NET Framework
18 276 (16.27%) AngularJS
19 262 (15.45%) React
20 240 (14.15%) Full Stack Development
21 221 (13.03%) Business Intelligence
22 219 (12.91%) Problem-Solving
23 218 (12.85%) AWS
24 217 (12.79%) Oracle
24 217 (12.79%) Scrum
25 200 (11.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
26 196 (11.56%) Power Platform
27 190 (11.20%) Finance
28 184 (10.85%) Degree
29 180 (10.61%) Power BI

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
1 103 (6.07%) IIS
2 99 (5.84%) SharePoint
3 43 (2.54%) CMS
4 31 (1.83%) BizTalk Server
4 31 (1.83%) Confluence
5 27 (1.59%) Elasticsearch
6 25 (1.47%) Tomcat
7 23 (1.36%) MS Exchange
7 23 (1.36%) Umbraco
8 20 (1.18%) JBoss
9 19 (1.12%) Sitecore CMS
10 16 (0.94%) NServiceBus
11 13 (0.77%) Apache Spark
12 11 (0.65%) WordPress
13 9 (0.53%) Apache
13 9 (0.53%) EPiServer
13 9 (0.53%) Kentico
14 8 (0.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 6 (0.35%) ColdFusion
16 4 (0.24%) SAS
Applications
1 69 (4.07%) Microsoft Office
2 65 (3.83%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.29%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.059%) SPSS
6 1 (0.059%) Stata
Business Applications
1 16 (0.94%) Dynamics AX
2 11 (0.65%) Sage 200
3 10 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
3 10 (0.59%) NetSuite
4 7 (0.41%) Dynamics NAV
5 4 (0.24%) Cognos Controller
5 4 (0.24%) Infor CloudSuite
5 4 (0.24%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
5 4 (0.24%) Infor CRM
5 4 (0.24%) Maximo
5 4 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
6 3 (0.18%) Elite 3E
7 2 (0.12%) Oracle BPM
7 2 (0.12%) Payment Gateway
7 2 (0.12%) SAP S/4HANA
8 1 (0.059%) Magento
8 1 (0.059%) Sage X3
8 1 (0.059%) Scribe Insight
Cloud Services
1 851 (50.18%) Azure
2 218 (12.85%) AWS
3 196 (11.56%) Power Platform
4 140 (8.25%) SaaS
5 104 (6.13%) Microsoft 365
6 77 (4.54%) PaaS
7 74 (4.36%) IaaS
8 73 (4.30%) Azure Service Bus
9 68 (4.01%) Serverless
10 52 (3.07%) GitHub
11 40 (2.36%) Dynamics 365
12 37 (2.18%) Azure Logic Apps
13 36 (2.12%) Azure Active Directory
14 28 (1.65%) Azure Cosmos DB
15 27 (1.59%) Azure Data Factory
15 27 (1.59%) Azure Event Grid
16 24 (1.42%) GitHub Actions
17 23 (1.36%) Azure Service Fabric
18 20 (1.18%) OneDrive
19 18 (1.06%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 65 (3.83%) Firewall
2 46 (2.71%) TCP/IP
3 45 (2.65%) DNS
4 32 (1.89%) HTTP
5 30 (1.77%) DHCP
6 28 (1.65%) Internet
6 28 (1.65%) SSL
7 27 (1.59%) LAN
8 25 (1.47%) VPN
9 21 (1.24%) WAN
10 16 (0.94%) Network Security
10 16 (0.94%) VLAN
10 16 (0.94%) VoIP
11 13 (0.77%) IPsec
11 13 (0.77%) SAN
12 10 (0.59%) Wireshark
13 9 (0.53%) FTP
13 9 (0.53%) NAS
14 7 (0.41%) Skype
14 7 (0.41%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 200 (11.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 180 (10.61%) Power BI
3 160 (9.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 138 (8.14%) Relational Database
5 116 (6.84%) MySQL
6 110 (6.49%) Data Warehouse
7 93 (5.48%) NoSQL
8 77 (4.54%) Azure SQL Database
9 56 (3.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 54 (3.18%) MongoDB
11 53 (3.13%) SQL Server 2016
12 51 (3.01%) RDBMS
13 45 (2.65%) Oracle Database
14 43 (2.54%) PostgreSQL
15 39 (2.30%) Data Lake
16 36 (2.12%) SQL Server 2008
17 34 (2.00%) Tableau
18 31 (1.83%) SQL Server 2012
19 28 (1.65%) SQL Server 2019
20 24 (1.42%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 178 (10.50%) Git (software)
2 174 (10.26%) Visual Studio
3 94 (5.54%) Team Foundation Server
4 86 (5.07%) JIRA
5 74 (4.36%) Selenium
6 48 (2.83%) SpecFlow
6 48 (2.83%) WebDriver
7 44 (2.59%) Jenkins
8 42 (2.48%) NUnit
9 35 (2.06%) TeamCity
10 29 (1.71%) Octopus Deploy
11 21 (1.24%) Subversion
12 15 (0.88%) Visual Studio Team System
13 14 (0.83%) MSTest
14 12 (0.71%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 12 (0.71%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 12 (0.71%) webpack
15 11 (0.65%) gulp
16 10 (0.59%) Grunt
16 10 (0.59%) SoapUI
General
1 370 (21.82%) Social Skills
2 190 (11.20%) Finance
3 161 (9.49%) Analytical Skills
4 56 (3.30%) Advertising
5 52 (3.07%) Retail
6 43 (2.54%) Presentation Skills
7 41 (2.42%) Marketing
8 34 (2.00%) Manufacturing
9 31 (1.83%) Back Office
10 30 (1.77%) Public Sector
11 29 (1.71%) Law
12 23 (1.36%) Automotive
13 19 (1.12%) Banking
14 17 (1.00%) Electronics
15 16 (0.94%) Pharmaceutical
16 15 (0.88%) Legal
17 14 (0.83%) Inclusion and Diversity
18 13 (0.77%) Organisational Skills
19 11 (0.65%) Telecoms
20 9 (0.53%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 834 (49.17%) Developer
2 382 (22.52%) .NET Developer
3 261 (15.39%) C# Developer
4 218 (12.85%) Software Developer
5 179 (10.55%) C# .NET Developer
6 161 (9.49%) Senior Developer
7 159 (9.38%) Analyst
8 151 (8.90%) Architect
9 114 (6.72%) SQL Developer
10 95 (5.60%) C# Software Developer
11 87 (5.13%) .NET Software Developer
11 87 (5.13%) Software Engineer
12 80 (4.72%) Full Stack Developer
13 72 (4.25%) Senior .NET Developer
14 71 (4.19%) DBA
15 70 (4.13%) Senior C# Developer
16 60 (3.54%) Lead Developer
17 55 (3.24%) PHP Developer
18 52 (3.07%) Consultant
19 50 (2.95%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 915 (53.95%) .NET
2 390 (23.00%) ASP.NET
3 331 (19.52%) HTML
4 299 (17.63%) CSS
5 289 (17.04%) .NET Core
6 283 (16.69%) .NET Framework
7 276 (16.27%) AngularJS
8 262 (15.45%) React
9 170 (10.02%) ASP.NET MVC
9 170 (10.02%) jQuery
10 165 (9.73%) Web Services
11 154 (9.08%) ASP.NET Web API
12 142 (8.37%) REST
13 127 (7.49%) Entity Framework
14 115 (6.78%) SOAP
15 111 (6.54%) HTML5
16 95 (5.60%) XML
17 92 (5.42%) WCF
18 83 (4.89%) RESTful
19 72 (4.25%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 86 (5.07%) Self-Motivation
2 63 (3.71%) Data Centre
3 54 (3.18%) Greenfield Project
4 50 (2.95%) Public Cloud
5 45 (2.65%) Hybrid Cloud
6 37 (2.18%) Virtual Team
7 35 (2.06%) Mobile App
8 34 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
9 32 (1.89%) Management Information System
10 31 (1.83%) Legacy Systems
11 29 (1.71%) Data Structures
11 29 (1.71%) User Experience
12 27 (1.59%) Clustering
13 25 (1.47%) Algorithms
14 24 (1.42%) Cloud Native
15 14 (0.83%) NHS
16 10 (0.59%) Driving Licence
16 10 (0.59%) EPoS
16 10 (0.59%) Robotics
17 8 (0.47%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 363 (21.40%) Windows
2 170 (10.02%) Windows Server
3 128 (7.55%) Linux
4 40 (2.36%) Windows Server 2012
5 38 (2.24%) Android
5 38 (2.24%) Apple iOS
6 36 (2.12%) Windows 10
7 32 (1.89%) Windows Server 2019
8 31 (1.83%) Windows Server 2016
9 28 (1.65%) Windows Server 2008
10 24 (1.42%) Unix
11 14 (0.83%) Windows 7
12 9 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 8 (0.47%) VMS
14 6 (0.35%) Solaris
15 4 (0.24%) CentOS
15 4 (0.24%) Ubuntu
16 2 (0.12%) Oracle Linux
17 1 (0.059%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 620 (36.56%) Agile Software Development
2 380 (22.41%) DevOps
3 354 (20.87%) MVC
4 240 (14.15%) Full Stack Development
5 221 (13.03%) Business Intelligence
6 219 (12.91%) Problem-Solving
7 217 (12.79%) Scrum
8 179 (10.55%) Microservices
9 176 (10.38%) OO
10 169 (9.96%) Software Engineering
11 165 (9.73%) Test Automation
12 163 (9.61%) TDD
13 151 (8.90%) Analytics
14 150 (8.84%) Project Management
14 150 (8.84%) Web Development
15 149 (8.79%) Mentoring
16 129 (7.61%) SDLC
17 124 (7.31%) Unit Testing
18 116 (6.84%) ETL
19 102 (6.01%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 898 (52.95%) C#
2 753 (44.40%) SQL
3 575 (33.90%) JavaScript
4 284 (16.75%) T-SQL
5 115 (6.78%) PowerShell
6 113 (6.66%) Python
7 109 (6.43%) Java
8 83 (4.89%) TypeScript
9 74 (4.36%) PHP
10 48 (2.83%) C++
11 45 (2.65%) PL/SQL
12 35 (2.06%) PHP 7
12 35 (2.06%) VB.NET
13 33 (1.95%) Bash Shell
14 26 (1.53%) R
14 26 (1.53%) VB
15 23 (1.36%) C
16 19 (1.12%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
17 17 (1.00%) PHP 5
17 17 (1.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 184 (10.85%) Degree
2 112 (6.60%) Microsoft Certification
3 52 (3.07%) Security Cleared
4 44 (2.59%) SC Cleared
5 41 (2.42%) Computer Science Degree
6 24 (1.42%) MCSE
7 18 (1.06%) Cisco Certification
7 18 (1.06%) Numerate Degree
8 15 (0.88%) CCNA
9 11 (0.65%) ISEB
9 11 (0.65%) ISTQB
10 10 (0.59%) AWS Certification
10 10 (0.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 9 (0.53%) Master's Degree
11 9 (0.53%) MCSA
12 8 (0.47%) TOGAF Certification
13 7 (0.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 6 (0.35%) CISA
14 6 (0.35%) OSCE
14 6 (0.35%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 120 (7.08%) QA
2 34 (2.00%) Data Quality
3 33 (1.95%) SLA
4 24 (1.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 15 (0.88%) GDPR
6 12 (0.71%) NIST
7 11 (0.65%) Accessibility
8 8 (0.47%) PMO
9 5 (0.29%) Cyber Essentials
10 3 (0.18%) ISO 9001
10 3 (0.18%) PCI DSS
11 1 (0.059%) HL7
11 1 (0.059%) NCSC
System Software
1 154 (9.08%) Active Directory
2 127 (7.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 94 (5.54%) Docker
4 36 (2.12%) vSphere
5 27 (1.59%) Hyper-V
6 14 (0.83%) VMware Workstation
7 13 (0.77%) Virtual Desktop
8 10 (0.59%) VMware ESXi
9 8 (0.47%) Virtual Machines
9 8 (0.47%) Virtual Servers
10 4 (0.24%) XenApp
11 3 (0.18%) Firmware
11 3 (0.18%) VMware NSX
12 2 (0.12%) DFS Replication
13 1 (0.059%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 1 (0.059%) GlusterFS
13 1 (0.059%) NFS
13 1 (0.059%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 115 (6.78%) Kubernetes
2 26 (1.53%) Terraform
3 23 (1.36%) Microsoft Intune
4 15 (0.88%) SCCM
5 13 (0.77%) Ansible
6 12 (0.71%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 12 (0.71%) Puppet
7 8 (0.47%) HP ALM
7 8 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
8 7 (0.41%) Failover Clustering
8 7 (0.41%) Grafana
9 6 (0.35%) BMC PATROL
9 6 (0.35%) HP Fortify
9 6 (0.35%) NetBackup
9 6 (0.35%) vCenter Server
9 6 (0.35%) WebInspect
10 4 (0.24%) Kubeflow
10 4 (0.24%) MobiControl
10 4 (0.24%) Single Sign-On
10 4 (0.24%) vRealize
Vendors
1 695 (40.98%) Microsoft
2 217 (12.79%) Oracle
3 169 (9.96%) VMware
4 68 (4.01%) Citrix
5 56 (3.30%) Google
6 34 (2.00%) Xamarin
7 33 (1.95%) Salesforce.com
8 25 (1.47%) Cisco
9 24 (1.42%) Sage
9 24 (1.42%) Sitecore
10 23 (1.36%) IBM
11 20 (1.18%) SAP
11 20 (1.18%) Splunk
12 19 (1.12%) Databricks
12 19 (1.12%) Dell
12 19 (1.12%) Red Hat
13 18 (1.06%) Zend
14 15 (0.88%) Hitachi
15 14 (0.83%) IFS
15 14 (0.83%) Informatica