Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
England > South East
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 10 10 6
Rank change year-on-year 0 -4 0
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 5080 5637 7681
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 16.50% 16.06% 18.04%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 52.40% 54.83% 55.27%
Number of salaries quoted 4684 5235 7108
South East median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £61,250 £60,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 9694 10280 13898
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 31.49% 29.29% 32.64%
Number of salaries quoted 8344 9025 11873
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.65% +3.61%
10th Percentile £27,500 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing SQL Server as a percentage 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

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 6 months to 23 November 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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 +1 1880 £42,500 - 125
Hampshire -1 1080 £40,000 - 87
Surrey +1 1067 £47,500 - 52
Berkshire -3 853 £45,000 - 54
Buckinghamshire +3 591 £44,000 +3.53% 27
West Sussex -2 502 £42,500 -5.56% 26
Oxfordshire 0 455 £42,500 +6.25% 44
Kent 0 265 £42,500 - 23
East Sussex -13 249 £40,000 -5.88% 18
Isle of Wight +5 9 £25,000 -24.81%
Middlesex -9 8 £40,000 -11.11% 3
Sussex -5 5 £42,500 +13.33% 3
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 3222 (63.43%) .NET
2 3072 (60.47%) C#
3 2566 (50.51%) SQL
4 2104 (41.42%) Agile Software Development
5 2068 (40.71%) ASP.NET
6 1975 (38.88%) MVC
7 1932 (38.03%) Microsoft
8 1873 (36.87%) JavaScript
9 1509 (29.70%) HTML
10 1336 (26.30%) ASP.NET MVC
11 1327 (26.12%) CSS
12 1171 (23.05%) Windows
13 1099 (21.63%) TDD
14 977 (19.23%) jQuery
15 962 (18.94%) AngularJS
16 921 (18.13%) .NET Framework
17 909 (17.89%) T-SQL
18 890 (17.52%) ASP.NET Web API
19 789 (15.53%) WCF
20 752 (14.80%) Scrum
21 736 (14.49%) Finance
22 684 (13.46%) OO
23 666 (13.11%) Microsoft Azure
24 664 (13.07%) Web Services
25 652 (12.83%) SQL Server 2016
26 613 (12.07%) BDD
27 604 (11.89%) Web Application Development
28 603 (11.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
29 599 (11.79%) Web Development
30 593 (11.67%) Twitter Bootstrap

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
1 399 (7.85%) IIS
2 236 (4.65%) MS Exchange
3 203 (4.00%) SharePoint
4 138 (2.72%) CMS
5 107 (2.11%) BizTalk Server
6 98 (1.93%) Elasticsearch
7 92 (1.81%) Apache
8 88 (1.73%) Exchange Server 2010
9 75 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2013
10 63 (1.24%) Tomcat
11 57 (1.12%) Sitecore CMS
12 52 (1.02%) Umbraco
13 35 (0.69%) JBoss
14 32 (0.63%) Skype for Business
14 32 (0.63%) WordPress
15 30 (0.59%) SharePoint 2010
16 29 (0.57%) SharePoint Server
17 28 (0.55%) Apache Solr
17 28 (0.55%) Drupal
18 27 (0.53%) WebLogic
Applications
1 156 (3.07%) Microsoft Excel
2 136 (2.68%) Microsoft Office
3 24 (0.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 19 (0.37%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.14%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.079%) Chatbot
6 4 (0.079%) InfoPath
6 4 (0.079%) Photoshop
6 4 (0.079%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.059%) SOLIDWORKS
8 1 (0.020%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 94 (1.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 51 (1.00%) Dynamics AX
3 21 (0.41%) Dynamics NAV
4 14 (0.28%) Adobe Campaign
5 6 (0.12%) Infor M3
5 6 (0.12%) nopCommerce
6 5 (0.098%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 4 (0.079%) Raiser's Edge
8 3 (0.059%) Epicor Vantage
8 3 (0.059%) Hyperion Planning
8 3 (0.059%) Oracle Applications
8 3 (0.059%) Oracle EBS
9 2 (0.039%) Bond Adapt
9 2 (0.039%) BusinessWorks
9 2 (0.039%) Dynamics GP
9 2 (0.039%) SAP Business One
9 2 (0.039%) SAP CRM
9 2 (0.039%) SAP ERP
9 2 (0.039%) SAP HR
9 2 (0.039%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 666 (13.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 228 (4.49%) Amazon AWS
3 179 (3.52%) SaaS
4 171 (3.37%) Office 365
5 59 (1.16%) IaaS
6 48 (0.94%) PaaS
7 47 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
8 43 (0.85%) GitHub
9 23 (0.45%) Azure Active Directory
10 18 (0.35%) Dynamics 365
11 17 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
12 14 (0.28%) Azure Data Factory
13 13 (0.26%) Azure Machine Learning
14 11 (0.22%) Google Analytics
15 10 (0.20%) Dropbox
16 9 (0.18%) npm
17 6 (0.12%) Amazon S3
17 6 (0.12%) Route 53
18 5 (0.098%) Amazon ELB
19 4 (0.079%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 281 (5.53%) Internet
2 213 (4.19%) Firewall
3 145 (2.85%) TCP/IP
4 120 (2.36%) SAN
5 114 (2.24%) DNS
6 73 (1.44%) HTTP
7 65 (1.28%) LAN
8 64 (1.26%) WAN
9 60 (1.18%) VPN
10 52 (1.02%) DHCP
10 52 (1.02%) VLAN
11 51 (1.00%) Broadband
12 47 (0.93%) VoIP
13 42 (0.83%) Skype
14 38 (0.75%) Remote Desktop
15 35 (0.69%) Intranet
16 31 (0.61%) SMTP
17 30 (0.59%) SSL
18 27 (0.53%) NAS
19 25 (0.49%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 652 (12.83%) SQL Server 2016
2 603 (11.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 542 (10.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 487 (9.59%) SQL Server 2008
5 369 (7.26%) NoSQL
6 344 (6.77%) MySQL
7 333 (6.56%) Relational Database
8 298 (5.87%) SQL Server 2012
9 292 (5.75%) SQL Server 2014
10 286 (5.63%) Data Warehouse
11 251 (4.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 204 (4.02%) Power BI
13 170 (3.35%) MongoDB
14 119 (2.34%) Oracle Database
15 113 (2.22%) PostgreSQL
16 94 (1.85%) RDBMS
17 88 (1.73%) Big Data
18 80 (1.57%) SQL Server 2005
19 76 (1.50%) QlikView
20 70 (1.38%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 542 (10.67%) Visual Studio
2 501 (9.86%) Team Foundation Server
3 453 (8.92%) Git (software)
4 266 (5.24%) NUnit
5 145 (2.85%) JIRA
6 143 (2.81%) Subversion
7 112 (2.20%) Moq
8 106 (2.09%) Selenium
9 95 (1.87%) TeamCity
10 87 (1.71%) MSTest
11 71 (1.40%) Jenkins
12 69 (1.36%) Rhino Mocks
13 61 (1.20%) Octopus Deploy
14 55 (1.08%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 28 (0.55%) VSS/SourceSafe
16 26 (0.51%) Maven
16 26 (0.51%) Visual Studio Team System
17 25 (0.49%) Bugzilla
18 24 (0.47%) Trac
19 23 (0.45%) ReSharper
General
1 736 (14.49%) Finance
2 244 (4.80%) Retail
3 181 (3.56%) Marketing
4 160 (3.15%) Games
5 143 (2.81%) Telecoms
6 112 (2.20%) Advertising
7 82 (1.61%) Banking
8 81 (1.59%) Manufacturing
9 75 (1.48%) Music Industry
10 74 (1.46%) Back Office
11 58 (1.14%) Electronics
12 36 (0.71%) Publishing
13 35 (0.69%) Automotive
14 29 (0.57%) Legal
15 22 (0.43%) French Language
16 18 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
17 15 (0.30%) German Language
18 14 (0.28%) Billing
18 14 (0.28%) Investment Banking
19 9 (0.18%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 3289 (64.74%) Developer
2 1897 (37.34%) .NET Developer
3 1169 (23.01%) C# Developer
4 816 (16.06%) C# .NET Developer
5 691 (13.60%) Software Developer
6 568 (11.18%) Senior Developer
7 543 (10.69%) SQL Developer
8 501 (9.86%) ASP.NET Developer
9 427 (8.41%) C# Software Developer
10 412 (8.11%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 409 (8.05%) .NET Software Developer
12 342 (6.73%) Analyst
13 340 (6.69%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
14 320 (6.30%) Senior .NET Developer
15 291 (5.73%) Web Developer
16 268 (5.28%) Junior
17 232 (4.57%) Senior C# Developer
18 209 (4.11%) DBA
19 204 (4.02%) Junior Developer
20 201 (3.96%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3222 (63.43%) .NET
2 2068 (40.71%) ASP.NET
3 1509 (29.70%) HTML
4 1336 (26.30%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1327 (26.12%) CSS
6 977 (19.23%) jQuery
7 962 (18.94%) AngularJS
8 921 (18.13%) .NET Framework
9 890 (17.52%) ASP.NET Web API
10 789 (15.53%) WCF
11 664 (13.07%) Web Services
12 593 (11.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 587 (11.56%) RESTful
14 575 (11.32%) ASP.NET MVC 5
15 512 (10.08%) XML
16 498 (9.80%) Entity Framework
17 441 (8.68%) WPF
18 435 (8.56%) HTML5
19 367 (7.22%) KnockoutJS
20 358 (7.05%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 375 (7.38%) Greenfield Project
2 307 (6.04%) Computer Science
3 280 (5.51%) Analytical Skills
4 192 (3.78%) Clustering
5 153 (3.01%) Enterprise Software
6 135 (2.66%) Mobile App
7 109 (2.15%) Fintech
8 87 (1.71%) Management Information System
9 82 (1.61%) User Experience
10 81 (1.59%) N-Tier
11 78 (1.54%) Replication
12 66 (1.30%) Driving Licence
13 57 (1.12%) Data Centre
14 33 (0.65%) iPad
15 32 (0.63%) Social Media
16 31 (0.61%) Tandem
17 28 (0.55%) BBC
18 27 (0.53%) W3C
19 26 (0.51%) Digital TV
20 25 (0.49%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 1171 (23.05%) Windows
2 590 (11.61%) Windows Server
3 373 (7.34%) Linux
4 197 (3.88%) Windows Server 2012
5 173 (3.41%) Windows Server 2008
6 112 (2.20%) Android
7 111 (2.19%) Windows 7
8 103 (2.03%) Apple iOS
9 101 (1.99%) Windows 10
10 68 (1.34%) Windows 8
11 62 (1.22%) Unix
11 62 (1.22%) Windows Server 2003
12 37 (0.73%) CentOS
13 23 (0.45%) Mac OS X
14 21 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 19 (0.37%) Ubuntu
16 17 (0.33%) zOS
17 9 (0.18%) Windows XP
18 8 (0.16%) Debian
19 5 (0.098%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 2104 (41.42%) Agile Software Development
2 1975 (38.88%) MVC
3 1099 (21.63%) TDD
4 752 (14.80%) Scrum
5 684 (13.46%) OO
6 613 (12.07%) BDD
7 604 (11.89%) Web Application Development
8 599 (11.79%) Web Development
9 555 (10.93%) Business Intelligence
10 426 (8.39%) Software Engineering
11 383 (7.54%) Test Automation
12 371 (7.30%) Continuous Integration
13 370 (7.28%) SDLC
14 364 (7.17%) Unit Testing
15 322 (6.34%) OOP
16 239 (4.70%) Mentoring
17 236 (4.65%) ITIL
18 235 (4.63%) ETL
19 213 (4.19%) Dependency Injection
20 212 (4.17%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 3072 (60.47%) C#
2 2566 (50.51%) SQL
3 1873 (36.87%) JavaScript
4 909 (17.89%) T-SQL
5 436 (8.58%) VB.NET
6 390 (7.68%) Java
7 303 (5.96%) Ruby
8 246 (4.84%) PowerShell
9 219 (4.31%) PHP
10 141 (2.78%) VB
11 117 (2.30%) Python
12 111 (2.19%) C++
13 88 (1.73%) TypeScript
14 68 (1.34%) C
15 56 (1.10%) PL/SQL
16 39 (0.77%) Bash Shell
17 38 (0.75%) F#
17 38 (0.75%) VB6
18 37 (0.73%) Perl
19 36 (0.71%) VBA
Qualifications
1 584 (11.50%) Degree
2 203 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 98 (1.93%) MCSE
4 90 (1.77%) Computer Science Degree
5 78 (1.54%) MCSA
6 66 (1.30%) Security Cleared
7 62 (1.22%) Cisco Certification
8 48 (0.94%) CCNA
9 47 (0.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 39 (0.77%) ITIL Certification
11 35 (0.69%) SC Cleared
12 32 (0.63%) Oracle Certification
13 30 (0.59%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
14 29 (0.57%) MCP
15 23 (0.45%) MCTS
16 15 (0.30%) ISEB
17 13 (0.26%) CCNP
17 13 (0.26%) MCITP
18 12 (0.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
19 11 (0.22%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 220 (4.33%) QA
2 122 (2.40%) SLA
3 50 (0.98%) Data Quality
4 47 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 36 (0.71%) PCI DSS
6 33 (0.65%) ISO 9001
7 12 (0.24%) GAMP
8 8 (0.16%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 5 (0.098%) GDPR
10 4 (0.079%) Disclosure Scotland
10 4 (0.079%) ISO 22301
10 4 (0.079%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 4 (0.079%) PMO
11 2 (0.039%) HL7
11 2 (0.039%) RMADS
11 2 (0.039%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 1 (0.020%) GPG13
12 1 (0.020%) ISO 9000
12 1 (0.020%) TickIT
System Software
1 414 (8.15%) Active Directory
2 245 (4.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 171 (3.37%) Hyper-V
4 93 (1.83%) VMware ESXi
5 86 (1.69%) vSphere
6 85 (1.67%) Docker
7 44 (0.87%) Virtual Machines
8 25 (0.49%) XenApp
9 18 (0.35%) Virtual Servers
10 17 (0.33%) KVM
11 16 (0.31%) Terminal Services
12 10 (0.20%) VMware Workstation
12 10 (0.20%) XenServer
13 9 (0.18%) MetaFrame
14 8 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
15 7 (0.14%) Firmware
15 7 (0.14%) HDFS
15 7 (0.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 7 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
15 7 (0.14%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 92 (1.81%) SCCM
2 57 (1.12%) vCenter Server
3 56 (1.10%) Kibana
4 47 (0.93%) Backup Exec
4 47 (0.93%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 42 (0.83%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 42 (0.83%) WSUS
6 34 (0.67%) Microsoft Clustering
7 30 (0.59%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 26 (0.51%) SCOM
9 20 (0.39%) Business Desktop Deployment
9 20 (0.39%) Docker Swarm
9 20 (0.39%) Tivoli
10 18 (0.35%) Ansible
10 18 (0.35%) Puppet
11 16 (0.31%) Norton AntiVirus
11 16 (0.31%) Opscode Chef
12 15 (0.30%) Nagios
13 14 (0.28%) Failover Clustering
14 13 (0.26%) Opsview
Vendors
1 1932 (38.03%) Microsoft
2 581 (11.44%) Oracle
3 394 (7.76%) VMware
4 221 (4.35%) Cisco
5 132 (2.60%) Citrix
6 94 (1.85%) Tableau
7 92 (1.81%) SAP
8 83 (1.63%) Xamarin
9 81 (1.59%) Telerik
10 72 (1.42%) Google
11 68 (1.34%) HP
12 65 (1.28%) Facebook
12 65 (1.28%) Symantec
13 63 (1.24%) IBM
14 61 (1.20%) Sitecore
15 53 (1.04%) F5
16 46 (0.91%) Juniper
17 45 (0.89%) Cognos
18 42 (0.83%) Apple
19 34 (0.67%) 3PAR