Period
to 18 July 2018

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 18 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
England > South East
6 months to
18 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 11 10 10
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 -3
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 4,450 4,797 6,432
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 14.67% 16.09% 16.83%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 50.28% 53.31% 54.47%
Number of salaries quoted 3,938 4,501 6,086
South East median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - -
10th Percentile £29,250 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 8,851 8,999 11,808
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 29.18% 30.18% 30.89%
Number of salaries quoted 7,478 7,788 10,499
South East median annual salary £45,750 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.67% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £29,750 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,663 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% 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 18 July 2018.

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 18 July 2018. 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 1,890 £45,000 +5.88% 220
Hampshire -1 998 £42,500 +6.25% 99
Berkshire +6 966 £49,000 +8.89% 95
Surrey -3 763 £45,000 -5.26% 70
Buckinghamshire 0 502 £45,000 +5.88% 56
Oxfordshire 0 429 £41,500 +3.75% 69
West Sussex -5 333 £42,500 +6.25% 23
Kent -4 231 £38,415 -0.22% 40
East Sussex -17 200 £45,000 - 16
Middlesex +9 14 £52,500 +10.53% 1
Sussex -3 12 £30,000 +9.09%
Isle of Wight -13 1 £45,000 +38.46%
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 18 July 2018, 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 2,670 (60.00%) .NET
2 2,575 (57.87%) C#
3 2,096 (47.10%) SQL
4 1,776 (39.91%) Agile Software Development
5 1,702 (38.25%) Microsoft
6 1,690 (37.98%) ASP.NET
7 1,608 (36.13%) MVC
8 1,602 (36.00%) JavaScript
9 1,191 (26.76%) HTML
10 1,079 (24.25%) CSS
11 1,047 (23.53%) ASP.NET MVC
12 953 (21.42%) Windows
13 867 (19.48%) Microsoft Azure
14 851 (19.12%) AngularJS
15 823 (18.49%) TDD
16 822 (18.47%) T-SQL
17 775 (17.42%) ASP.NET Web API
18 754 (16.94%) .NET Framework
19 684 (15.37%) jQuery
20 642 (14.43%) Oracle
21 615 (13.82%) SQL Server 2016
22 614 (13.80%) WCF
23 599 (13.46%) Scrum
24 580 (13.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
25 578 (12.99%) Git (software)
26 570 (12.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
27 566 (12.72%) Finance
28 542 (12.18%) Web Services
29 539 (12.11%) OO
30 521 (11.71%) Degree

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
1 355 (7.98%) IIS
2 142 (3.19%) SharePoint
3 93 (2.09%) Apache
4 79 (1.78%) MS Exchange
5 71 (1.60%) BizTalk Server
5 71 (1.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 70 (1.57%) WebLogic
7 67 (1.51%) CMS
8 64 (1.44%) JBoss
9 63 (1.42%) WebSphere
10 55 (1.24%) NServiceBus
11 53 (1.19%) Tomcat
12 51 (1.15%) Confluence
13 40 (0.90%) Elasticsearch
14 23 (0.52%) Umbraco
15 20 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2013
15 20 (0.45%) WebSphere Application Server
16 19 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2010
17 18 (0.40%) Apache Solr
17 18 (0.40%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 179 (4.02%) Microsoft Excel
2 135 (3.03%) Microsoft Office
3 24 (0.54%) MS Visio
4 12 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.11%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.090%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.045%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.045%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.045%) Mingle
7 2 (0.045%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.022%) Abaqus
8 1 (0.022%) Mathcad
8 1 (0.022%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 84 (1.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 33 (0.74%) Dynamics AX
3 29 (0.65%) Dynamics NAV
4 11 (0.25%) NetSuite
5 10 (0.22%) SAP ERP
6 9 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
7 8 (0.18%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 6 (0.13%) Sage 200
8 6 (0.13%) SAP S/4HANA
9 5 (0.11%) Elite 3E
10 4 (0.090%) Magento
10 4 (0.090%) Oracle EBS
10 4 (0.090%) Oracle EBS R12
10 4 (0.090%) TRIRIGA
11 3 (0.067%) Oracle Cash Management
12 2 (0.045%) BusinessWorks
12 2 (0.045%) nopCommerce
12 2 (0.045%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 2 (0.045%) TIBCO iProcess
12 2 (0.045%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 867 (19.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 306 (6.88%) Amazon AWS
3 148 (3.33%) Office 365
4 140 (3.15%) SaaS
5 81 (1.82%) PaaS
6 63 (1.42%) GitHub
7 45 (1.01%) IaaS
8 36 (0.81%) Google Cloud Platform
9 30 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
10 28 (0.63%) npm
11 25 (0.56%) Azure Data Factory
12 21 (0.47%) IBM Cloud
13 19 (0.43%) Google Analytics
14 15 (0.34%) Dynamics 365
14 15 (0.34%) Serverless
15 14 (0.31%) NuGet
16 12 (0.27%) Boomi
16 12 (0.27%) Google Play
17 9 (0.20%) Azure Active Directory
18 7 (0.16%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 151 (3.39%) Firewall
2 126 (2.83%) TCP/IP
3 124 (2.79%) Internet
4 118 (2.65%) DNS
5 77 (1.73%) SAN
6 71 (1.60%) WAN
7 60 (1.35%) DHCP
7 60 (1.35%) LAN
8 48 (1.08%) VPN
9 40 (0.90%) NAS
10 33 (0.74%) VoIP
11 31 (0.70%) SMS
12 29 (0.65%) VLAN
13 28 (0.63%) Intranet
14 27 (0.61%) HTTP
15 23 (0.52%) Network Security
16 21 (0.47%) Skype
17 19 (0.43%) Broadband
18 16 (0.36%) Cisco ASA
19 15 (0.34%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 615 (13.82%) SQL Server 2016
2 580 (13.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 570 (12.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 335 (7.53%) Relational Database
5 333 (7.48%) NoSQL
6 330 (7.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 274 (6.16%) SQL Server 2012
8 273 (6.13%) MySQL
9 269 (6.04%) Data Warehouse
10 258 (5.80%) SQL Server 2008
11 222 (4.99%) Power BI
12 186 (4.18%) Oracle Database
13 177 (3.98%) RDBMS
14 170 (3.82%) MongoDB
15 124 (2.79%) SQL Server 2014
16 87 (1.96%) SQL Server 2005
17 83 (1.87%) QlikView
18 77 (1.73%) PostgreSQL
19 75 (1.69%) Azure SQL Database
20 71 (1.60%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 578 (12.99%) Git (software)
2 375 (8.43%) Visual Studio
3 277 (6.22%) Team Foundation Server
4 157 (3.53%) JIRA
5 128 (2.88%) NUnit
6 114 (2.56%) Jenkins
7 110 (2.47%) Subversion
8 105 (2.36%) TeamCity
9 78 (1.75%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 76 (1.71%) Visual Studio Team System
11 75 (1.69%) MSTest
12 69 (1.55%) Selenium
13 58 (1.30%) Octopus Deploy
14 36 (0.81%) JUnit
15 35 (0.79%) Maven
16 33 (0.74%) Moq
17 32 (0.72%) Eclipse
18 30 (0.67%) SpecFlow
18 30 (0.67%) webpack
19 26 (0.58%) ReSharper
General
1 566 (12.72%) Finance
2 184 (4.13%) Retail
3 163 (3.66%) Advertising
4 153 (3.44%) Marketing
5 100 (2.25%) Games
6 63 (1.42%) Banking
7 58 (1.30%) Telecoms
8 44 (0.99%) Music Industry
8 44 (0.99%) Publishing
9 41 (0.92%) Manufacturing
10 37 (0.83%) Back Office
11 34 (0.76%) German Language
12 24 (0.54%) Automotive
13 22 (0.49%) Electronics
13 22 (0.49%) Legal
14 15 (0.34%) French Language
14 15 (0.34%) Russian Language
14 15 (0.34%) Spanish Language
15 11 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
16 9 (0.20%) Law
Job Titles
1 2,713 (60.97%) Developer
2 1,455 (32.70%) .NET Developer
3 873 (19.62%) C# Developer
4 604 (13.57%) C# .NET Developer
5 556 (12.49%) Software Developer
6 420 (9.44%) SQL Developer
7 415 (9.33%) Analyst
8 399 (8.97%) Senior Developer
9 379 (8.52%) .NET Software Developer
10 318 (7.15%) C# Software Developer
11 285 (6.40%) DBA
12 256 (5.75%) ASP.NET Developer
13 219 (4.92%) C# ASP.NET Developer
14 213 (4.79%) SQL DBA
15 207 (4.65%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
16 191 (4.29%) Junior
17 173 (3.89%) Senior .NET Developer
18 160 (3.60%) Software Engineer
19 157 (3.53%) Junior Developer
20 147 (3.30%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,670 (60.00%) .NET
2 1,690 (37.98%) ASP.NET
3 1,191 (26.76%) HTML
4 1,079 (24.25%) CSS
5 1,047 (23.53%) ASP.NET MVC
6 851 (19.12%) AngularJS
7 775 (17.42%) ASP.NET Web API
8 754 (16.94%) .NET Framework
9 684 (15.37%) jQuery
10 614 (13.80%) WCF
11 542 (12.18%) Web Services
12 450 (10.11%) RESTful
13 414 (9.30%) WPF
14 398 (8.94%) HTML5
15 390 (8.76%) Entity Framework
16 368 (8.27%) ASP.NET MVC 5
17 361 (8.11%) XML
18 323 (7.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 300 (6.74%) Node.js
20 295 (6.63%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 391 (8.79%) Greenfield Project
2 313 (7.03%) Computer Science
3 270 (6.07%) Analytical Skills
4 163 (3.66%) Enterprise Software
5 129 (2.90%) Self-Motivation
6 127 (2.85%) Mobile App
7 92 (2.07%) Management Information System
8 85 (1.91%) Replication
9 83 (1.87%) Clustering
9 83 (1.87%) Data Centre
10 68 (1.53%) User Experience
11 62 (1.39%) Private Cloud
12 57 (1.28%) Fintech
13 50 (1.12%) Driving Licence
14 42 (0.94%) N-Tier
15 37 (0.83%) Social Network
16 32 (0.72%) Client/Server
17 31 (0.70%) Algorithms
18 29 (0.65%) Social Media
19 28 (0.63%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 953 (21.42%) Windows
2 456 (10.25%) Windows Server
3 336 (7.55%) Linux
4 126 (2.83%) Windows Server 2012
5 120 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
6 98 (2.20%) Unix
7 90 (2.02%) Apple iOS
8 82 (1.84%) Android
9 43 (0.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 37 (0.83%) Windows 10
11 36 (0.81%) Windows 7
12 29 (0.65%) Windows 8
13 13 (0.29%) Ubuntu
14 11 (0.25%) VMS
15 9 (0.20%) Mac OS X
15 9 (0.20%) Windows Server 2003
16 7 (0.16%) CentOS
17 5 (0.11%) Solaris
17 5 (0.11%) Windows XP
18 4 (0.090%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,776 (39.91%) Agile Software Development
2 1,608 (36.13%) MVC
3 823 (18.49%) TDD
4 599 (13.46%) Scrum
5 539 (12.11%) OO
6 516 (11.60%) Problem-Solving
7 501 (11.26%) Business Intelligence
8 467 (10.49%) BDD
9 454 (10.20%) Web Application Development
10 422 (9.48%) Software Engineering
11 387 (8.70%) SDLC
12 360 (8.09%) Web Development
13 355 (7.98%) Continuous Integration
14 288 (6.47%) Test Automation
15 263 (5.91%) ETL
16 245 (5.51%) Unit Testing
17 242 (5.44%) ITIL
18 227 (5.10%) Performance Tuning
19 222 (4.99%) DevOps
20 216 (4.85%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 2,575 (57.87%) C#
2 2,096 (47.10%) SQL
3 1,602 (36.00%) JavaScript
4 822 (18.47%) T-SQL
5 341 (7.66%) Java
6 276 (6.20%) PowerShell
7 237 (5.33%) Ruby
8 231 (5.19%) VB.NET
9 155 (3.48%) Python
10 129 (2.90%) PHP
11 127 (2.85%) TypeScript
12 100 (2.25%) PL/SQL
13 95 (2.13%) C++
13 95 (2.13%) VB
14 75 (1.69%) C
15 70 (1.57%) VBA
16 41 (0.92%) Java 8
17 38 (0.85%) XAML
18 34 (0.76%) R
19 29 (0.65%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 521 (11.71%) Degree
2 156 (3.51%) Microsoft Certification
3 142 (3.19%) Computer Science Degree
4 92 (2.07%) MCSE
5 54 (1.21%) Security Cleared
6 51 (1.15%) MCSA
7 33 (0.74%) SC Cleared
8 26 (0.58%) ISEB
8 26 (0.58%) ISTQB
8 26 (0.58%) MCP
9 23 (0.52%) MCTS
10 20 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
11 19 (0.43%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 18 (0.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 16 (0.36%) MCSD
14 13 (0.29%) MCITP
14 13 (0.29%) OCP
14 13 (0.29%) Oracle Certification
15 11 (0.25%) PMI Certification
16 9 (0.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 125 (2.81%) QA
2 82 (1.84%) SLA
3 46 (1.03%) Data Quality
4 36 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 33 (0.74%) PCI DSS
6 14 (0.31%) GCP
7 13 (0.29%) GDPR
8 8 (0.18%) GAMP
9 3 (0.067%) COSHH
9 3 (0.067%) EFQM
9 3 (0.067%) PMO
10 2 (0.045%) COBIT
10 2 (0.045%) HL7
10 2 (0.045%) ISO 8583
10 2 (0.045%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.045%) WAI
11 1 (0.022%) ISO 14001
11 1 (0.022%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.022%) WCAG
System Software
1 370 (8.31%) Active Directory
2 195 (4.38%) Hyper-V
3 179 (4.02%) VMware Infrastructure
4 128 (2.88%) Docker
5 50 (1.12%) Virtual Machines
6 41 (0.92%) vSphere
7 33 (0.74%) VMware ESXi
8 24 (0.54%) Oracle RAC
9 19 (0.43%) Firmware
10 15 (0.34%) Virtual Servers
11 12 (0.27%) ProxySG
12 11 (0.25%) HDFS
12 11 (0.25%) Microsoft App-V
12 11 (0.25%) Terminal Server
12 11 (0.25%) vCloud
12 11 (0.25%) Virtual Desktop
13 10 (0.22%) Terminal Services
14 9 (0.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 5 (0.11%) VMware NSX
16 4 (0.090%) LXC
Systems Management
1 87 (1.96%) SCCM
2 65 (1.46%) Ansible
3 58 (1.30%) SCOM
4 57 (1.28%) Kubernetes
5 43 (0.97%) Puppet
6 30 (0.67%) Opscode Chef
7 29 (0.65%) Microsoft Clustering
8 26 (0.58%) vCenter Server
9 23 (0.52%) Kibana
10 20 (0.45%) Failover Clustering
11 17 (0.38%) Data Guard
11 17 (0.38%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 15 (0.34%) OPNET
12 15 (0.34%) WSUS
13 14 (0.31%) NetBackup
14 12 (0.27%) Perfmon
15 11 (0.25%) Backup Exec
15 11 (0.25%) FortiGate
16 10 (0.22%) Single Sign-On
17 8 (0.18%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 1,702 (38.25%) Microsoft
2 642 (14.43%) Oracle
3 244 (5.48%) VMware
4 120 (2.70%) Google
5 109 (2.45%) Capita
6 86 (1.93%) Tableau
7 83 (1.87%) Xamarin
8 78 (1.75%) Cisco
9 76 (1.71%) Citrix
9 76 (1.71%) SAP
9 76 (1.71%) ServiceNow
10 64 (1.44%) SolarWinds
11 45 (1.01%) Red Hat
12 44 (0.99%) Facebook
13 34 (0.76%) IBM
13 34 (0.76%) Riverbed
14 33 (0.74%) HP
15 31 (0.70%) Sybase
16 29 (0.65%) Twitter
17 28 (0.63%) BMC