Period
to 6 December 2019

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 6 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
England > South East
6 months to
6 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 13 13 10
Rank change year-on-year 0 -3 0
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 3,055 3,869 5,128
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 12.30% 13.55% 16.52%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 48.80% 46.93% 52.37%
Number of salaries quoted 2,671 3,392 4,715
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £31,000 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £62,500
England median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.05% +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 6,260 8,244 9,791
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 25.21% 28.86% 31.54%
Number of salaries quoted 5,360 6,840 8,429
South East median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £31,000 £30,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £71,250 £72,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%

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 6 December 2019.

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 6 December 2019. 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 -12 948 £47,500 +5.56% 200
Hampshire +2 919 £44,000 +3.53% 117
Berkshire -12 500 £50,000 - 95
Surrey -2 402 £50,000 +5.26% 105
West Sussex +5 323 £47,500 +5.56% 46
East Sussex +12 268 £47,500 +11.76% 31
Buckinghamshire -3 256 £45,000 +5.88% 51
Oxfordshire -7 192 £47,500 +5.56% 54
Kent +1 159 £45,000 +12.50% 58
Middlesex -4 14 £61,250 +11.36%
Isle of Wight - 6 £32,500 -
Home Counties -3 1 - -
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 6 December 2019, 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 1,646 (53.88%) .NET
2 1,624 (53.16%) C#
3 1,437 (47.04%) SQL
4 1,318 (43.14%) Microsoft
5 1,139 (37.28%) JavaScript
6 1,120 (36.66%) Agile Software Development
7 961 (31.46%) Azure
8 886 (29.00%) HTML
9 885 (28.97%) ASP.NET
10 844 (27.63%) MVC
11 758 (24.81%) CSS
12 695 (22.75%) Windows
13 541 (17.71%) AngularJS
14 488 (15.97%) ASP.NET MVC
15 472 (15.45%) jQuery
16 450 (14.73%) Finance
17 441 (14.44%) Web Services
18 429 (14.04%) T-SQL
19 417 (13.65%) Degree
20 396 (12.96%) ASP.NET Web API
20 396 (12.96%) Problem-Solving
21 389 (12.73%) .NET Framework
22 379 (12.41%) DevOps
23 345 (11.29%) Business Intelligence
24 344 (11.26%) TDD
25 342 (11.19%) Web Development
26 324 (10.61%) AWS
27 318 (10.41%) Linux
28 315 (10.31%) Git (software)
29 313 (10.25%) Scrum

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
1 184 (6.02%) SharePoint
2 175 (5.73%) IIS
3 95 (3.11%) MS Exchange
4 79 (2.59%) Tomcat
5 53 (1.73%) JBoss
6 43 (1.41%) BizTalk Server
7 42 (1.37%) Elasticsearch
8 31 (1.01%) CMS
9 26 (0.85%) Confluence
10 25 (0.82%) Apache
11 23 (0.75%) Skype for Business
12 20 (0.65%) WordPress
13 19 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2013
14 17 (0.56%) EPiServer
15 15 (0.49%) WebSphere
16 14 (0.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 14 (0.46%) Umbraco
17 13 (0.43%) GeoServer
18 12 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2010
18 12 (0.39%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 122 (3.99%) Microsoft Excel
2 103 (3.37%) Microsoft Office
3 20 (0.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 14 (0.46%) MS Visio
5 12 (0.39%) Adobe Illustrator
5 12 (0.39%) Photoshop
6 8 (0.26%) Microsoft Project
7 4 (0.13%) Adobe Captivate
7 4 (0.13%) Camtasia
8 3 (0.098%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 3 (0.098%) Adobe XD
8 3 (0.098%) Sketch
9 2 (0.065%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.033%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.033%) Notepad++
10 1 (0.033%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 70 (2.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 23 (0.75%) Dynamics AX
3 19 (0.62%) Dynamics NAV
4 10 (0.33%) GoldMine
5 9 (0.29%) NetSuite
6 5 (0.16%) Sage 200
6 5 (0.16%) SAP BPC
6 5 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 5 (0.16%) Visualfiles
7 4 (0.13%) Cognos TM1
7 4 (0.13%) Oracle Receivables
7 4 (0.13%) Sage X3
8 3 (0.098%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 3 (0.098%) SAP ERP
9 2 (0.065%) Adobe Campaign
9 2 (0.065%) Dynamics GP
9 2 (0.065%) Exchequer
9 2 (0.065%) Line 50
9 2 (0.065%) Payment Gateway
9 2 (0.065%) Pegasus Opera
Cloud Services
1 961 (31.46%) Azure
2 324 (10.61%) AWS
3 203 (6.64%) SaaS
4 202 (6.61%) Power Platform
5 146 (4.78%) Office 365
6 87 (2.85%) PaaS
7 60 (1.96%) Azure Active Directory
8 56 (1.83%) Dynamics 365
9 53 (1.73%) GitHub
10 46 (1.51%) Serverless
11 41 (1.34%) Azure Functions
12 40 (1.31%) IaaS
13 37 (1.21%) GCP
14 27 (0.88%) PowerApps
15 18 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
16 12 (0.39%) Azure Data Factory
17 10 (0.33%) OpenShift
18 9 (0.29%) Boomi
18 9 (0.29%) Microsoft Flow
19 8 (0.26%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 110 (3.60%) Firewall
2 96 (3.14%) DNS
3 72 (2.36%) DHCP
4 62 (2.03%) TCP/IP
5 61 (2.00%) WAN
6 56 (1.83%) LAN
7 52 (1.70%) HTTP
7 52 (1.70%) Internet
8 50 (1.64%) SAN
9 45 (1.47%) VPN
10 37 (1.21%) VoIP
11 29 (0.95%) Network Security
12 27 (0.88%) VLAN
13 24 (0.79%) Intranet
13 24 (0.79%) Wi-Fi
14 21 (0.69%) PABX
15 17 (0.56%) SSL
16 15 (0.49%) NAS
17 13 (0.43%) Remote Desktop
18 12 (0.39%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 299 (9.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 298 (9.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 269 (8.81%) MySQL
4 258 (8.45%) Relational Database
5 197 (6.45%) Power BI
6 164 (5.37%) Data Warehouse
7 154 (5.04%) SQL Server 2012
8 126 (4.12%) SQL Server 2008
9 118 (3.86%) RDBMS
9 118 (3.86%) SQL Server 2016
10 117 (3.83%) PostgreSQL
11 112 (3.67%) NoSQL
12 108 (3.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 89 (2.91%) MongoDB
14 87 (2.85%) Azure SQL Database
15 53 (1.73%) Oracle Database
16 48 (1.57%) SQL Server 2005
17 45 (1.47%) SQL Server 2017
18 44 (1.44%) SQL Server 2014
19 39 (1.28%) DB2
Development Applications
1 315 (10.31%) Git (software)
2 302 (9.89%) Visual Studio
3 245 (8.02%) Team Foundation Server
4 111 (3.63%) Selenium
5 85 (2.78%) JIRA
6 80 (2.62%) Visual Studio Team System
7 61 (2.00%) WebDriver
8 52 (1.70%) NUnit
9 49 (1.60%) Octopus Deploy
10 48 (1.57%) TeamCity
11 45 (1.47%) WiX
12 42 (1.37%) SpecFlow
13 40 (1.31%) Jenkins
14 32 (1.05%) Subversion
15 31 (1.01%) Bitbucket
16 30 (0.98%) JUnit
16 30 (0.98%) Maven
17 24 (0.79%) Postman
18 22 (0.72%) Fiddler
19 21 (0.69%) ReSharper
General
1 450 (14.73%) Finance
2 99 (3.24%) Retail
3 76 (2.49%) Manufacturing
4 60 (1.96%) Public Sector
5 54 (1.77%) Telecoms
6 48 (1.57%) Marketing
7 29 (0.95%) Legal
8 27 (0.88%) Automotive
9 23 (0.75%) Back Office
10 21 (0.69%) Games
11 20 (0.65%) Financial Institution
11 20 (0.65%) Law
12 17 (0.56%) Advertising
12 17 (0.56%) Banking
12 17 (0.56%) Billing
13 16 (0.52%) Aerospace
13 16 (0.52%) Electronics
14 11 (0.36%) Local Government
15 8 (0.26%) Military
16 6 (0.20%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 1,742 (57.02%) Developer
2 709 (23.21%) .NET Developer
3 560 (18.33%) C# Developer
4 517 (16.92%) Software Developer
5 418 (13.68%) Senior Developer
6 387 (12.67%) C# .NET Developer
7 222 (7.27%) Analyst
8 200 (6.55%) SQL Developer
9 171 (5.60%) ASP.NET Developer
10 170 (5.56%) C# Software Developer
11 168 (5.50%) .NET Software Developer
12 162 (5.30%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 157 (5.14%) DBA
13 157 (5.14%) Senior Software Developer
14 132 (4.32%) Junior
15 131 (4.29%) Architect
16 130 (4.26%) Full Stack Developer
17 119 (3.90%) Web Developer
18 115 (3.76%) Consultant
19 110 (3.60%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,646 (53.88%) .NET
2 886 (29.00%) HTML
3 885 (28.97%) ASP.NET
4 758 (24.81%) CSS
5 541 (17.71%) AngularJS
6 488 (15.97%) ASP.NET MVC
7 472 (15.45%) jQuery
8 441 (14.44%) Web Services
9 396 (12.96%) ASP.NET Web API
10 389 (12.73%) .NET Framework
11 310 (10.15%) .NET Core
12 307 (10.05%) XML
13 302 (9.89%) REST
14 284 (9.30%) WCF
15 232 (7.59%) React
15 232 (7.59%) SOAP
16 228 (7.46%) HTML5
17 214 (7.00%) Ajax
18 189 (6.19%) Entity Framework
19 171 (5.60%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 223 (7.30%) Analytical Skills
2 136 (4.45%) Greenfield Project
3 133 (4.35%) Self-Motivation
4 114 (3.73%) Mobile App
5 113 (3.70%) Management Information System
6 111 (3.63%) Enterprise Software
7 109 (3.57%) Data Centre
8 85 (2.78%) Clustering
9 78 (2.55%) Replication
10 47 (1.54%) User Experience
11 45 (1.47%) Video Conferencing
11 45 (1.47%) Virtual Team
12 39 (1.28%) Public Cloud
13 33 (1.08%) Driving Licence
14 25 (0.82%) Algorithms
15 22 (0.72%) Data Structures
16 19 (0.62%) Reinsurance
17 15 (0.49%) Enterprise Cloud
17 15 (0.49%) Private Cloud
18 14 (0.46%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 695 (22.75%) Windows
2 318 (10.41%) Linux
3 302 (9.89%) Windows Server
4 82 (2.68%) Windows Server 2012
5 76 (2.49%) Unix
6 60 (1.96%) Windows Server 2008
7 58 (1.90%) Windows 10
8 56 (1.83%) Android
9 48 (1.57%) Apple iOS
10 46 (1.51%) Windows 7
11 37 (1.21%) Windows 8
12 23 (0.75%) Solaris
13 22 (0.72%) VMS
14 16 (0.52%) CentOS
15 14 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 10 (0.33%) Windows Server 2003
17 7 (0.23%) Ubuntu
18 4 (0.13%) Windows XP
19 2 (0.065%) Windows Vista
19 2 (0.065%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,120 (36.66%) Agile Software Development
2 844 (27.63%) MVC
3 396 (12.96%) Problem-Solving
4 379 (12.41%) DevOps
5 345 (11.29%) Business Intelligence
6 344 (11.26%) TDD
7 342 (11.19%) Web Development
8 313 (10.25%) Scrum
9 275 (9.00%) OO
10 229 (7.50%) Mentoring
11 228 (7.46%) Unit Testing
12 225 (7.36%) Computer Science
13 224 (7.33%) Software Engineering
14 191 (6.25%) ITIL
15 182 (5.96%) Continuous Integration
16 181 (5.92%) OOP
17 162 (5.30%) Test Automation
18 161 (5.27%) SDLC
19 157 (5.14%) ETL
20 142 (4.65%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1,624 (53.16%) C#
2 1,437 (47.04%) SQL
3 1,139 (37.28%) JavaScript
4 429 (14.04%) T-SQL
5 254 (8.31%) PowerShell
6 229 (7.50%) Java
7 207 (6.78%) VB.NET
8 177 (5.79%) PHP
9 139 (4.55%) Python
10 72 (2.36%) VB
11 60 (1.96%) Ruby
12 51 (1.67%) TypeScript
13 47 (1.54%) C++
14 40 (1.31%) C
15 38 (1.24%) Bash Shell
16 33 (1.08%) Perl
16 33 (1.08%) Scala
17 29 (0.95%) PL/SQL
18 24 (0.79%) VB6
19 21 (0.69%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 417 (13.65%) Degree
2 147 (4.81%) Computer Science Degree
3 111 (3.63%) Microsoft Certification
4 97 (3.18%) Security Cleared
5 55 (1.80%) Cisco Certification
6 51 (1.67%) SC Cleared
7 49 (1.60%) CCNA
7 49 (1.60%) MCSE
8 29 (0.95%) MCP
9 22 (0.72%) AWS Certification
10 21 (0.69%) TOGAF Certification
11 19 (0.62%) MCSA
12 17 (0.56%) ISTQB
13 15 (0.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 14 (0.46%) DV Cleared
15 9 (0.29%) MCTS
16 8 (0.26%) Numerate Degree
17 7 (0.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 6 (0.20%) MCITP
18 6 (0.20%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (2.39%) Data Quality
2 71 (2.32%) QA
3 68 (2.23%) SLA
4 40 (1.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 21 (0.69%) GDPR
6 18 (0.59%) PCI DSS
7 15 (0.49%) PMO
8 14 (0.46%) ISO 9001
9 7 (0.23%) COBIT
9 7 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 3 (0.098%) NCSC
10 3 (0.098%) NIST
11 2 (0.065%) RMADS
12 1 (0.033%) BS7666
12 1 (0.033%) DICOM
12 1 (0.033%) HL7
12 1 (0.033%) MiFID
System Software
1 255 (8.35%) Active Directory
2 157 (5.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 142 (4.65%) Docker
4 102 (3.34%) Hyper-V
5 30 (0.98%) vSphere
6 27 (0.88%) Microsoft App-V
7 23 (0.75%) Firmware
8 19 (0.62%) Virtual Machines
9 17 (0.56%) Oracle RAC
10 14 (0.46%) Terminal Services
11 11 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
12 9 (0.29%) Virtual Servers
13 8 (0.26%) XenApp
14 5 (0.16%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 5 (0.16%) Terminal Server
15 4 (0.13%) NFS
16 2 (0.065%) Forefront TMG
16 2 (0.065%) ISA Server
16 2 (0.065%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 2 (0.065%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 85 (2.78%) Kubernetes
2 37 (1.21%) SCCM
3 32 (1.05%) Ansible
3 32 (1.05%) Opscode Chef
4 31 (1.01%) Puppet
5 22 (0.72%) Terraform
6 21 (0.69%) IBM BigFix
6 21 (0.69%) SCOM
7 19 (0.62%) Microsoft Clustering
8 17 (0.56%) WSUS
9 15 (0.49%) Kibana
10 14 (0.46%) Single Sign-On
11 10 (0.33%) vCenter Server
12 8 (0.26%) BMC PATROL
12 8 (0.26%) Data Guard
12 8 (0.26%) Docker Swarm
12 8 (0.26%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 7 (0.23%) Failover Clustering
13 7 (0.23%) Grafana
13 7 (0.23%) Netcool
Vendors
1 1,318 (43.14%) Microsoft
2 288 (9.43%) Oracle
3 190 (6.22%) VMware
4 89 (2.91%) SAP
5 84 (2.75%) Citrix
6 62 (2.03%) Cisco
7 59 (1.93%) Zend
8 47 (1.54%) Google
9 46 (1.51%) Tableau
10 37 (1.21%) IBM
11 34 (1.11%) HP
12 30 (0.98%) Veeam
13 27 (0.88%) Dell
13 27 (0.88%) Xamarin
14 23 (0.75%) Atlassian
15 22 (0.72%) Salesforce.com
16 21 (0.69%) Aruba
16 21 (0.69%) ServiceNow
17 20 (0.65%) Red Hat
18 18 (0.59%) NetApp