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

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
England > South East
6 months to
2 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 14 12 13
Rank change year-on-year -2 +1 -4
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 1,319 2,805 3,462
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 11.45% 12.58% 12.94%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 42.99% 49.04% 45.20%
Number of salaries quoted 1,331 2,516 3,248
Median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.70% +2.22% +5.88%
10th Percentile £36,250 £30,500 £28,250
90th Percentile £68,750 £70,000 £66,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +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 3,068 5,720 7,659
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 26.63% 25.65% 28.63%
Number of salaries quoted 2,628 4,793 6,488
Median annual salary £52,500 £48,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.25% +2.11% +5.56%
10th Percentile £33,750 £31,250 £28,750
90th Percentile £73,750 £73,750 £73,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +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 2 March 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 2 March 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 -8 341 £50,000 - 98
Hampshire -6 271 £50,000 +13.64% 59
West Sussex +4 247 £60,000 +26.32% 23
Surrey -1 221 £55,000 +10.00% 50
Berkshire -1 218 £50,000 - 51
East Sussex -2 125 £50,000 +13.64% 12
Kent 0 86 £42,500 -5.56% 42
Oxfordshire -13 65 £42,500 -10.53% 19
Buckinghamshire -14 58 £45,000 -5.26% 28
Middlesex +10 15 £52,500 -12.50% 1
Sussex -8 2 £39,000 -37.60% 2
M4 Corridor -3 1 - -
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 2 March 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.

1 760 (57.62%) .NET
2 743 (56.33%) C#
3 632 (47.92%) Azure
4 574 (43.52%) SQL
5 469 (35.56%) JavaScript
6 444 (33.66%) Agile Software Development
7 423 (32.07%) ASP.NET
8 392 (29.72%) Microsoft
9 318 (24.11%) .NET Core
10 315 (23.88%) HTML
11 314 (23.81%) MVC
12 281 (21.30%) CSS
12 281 (21.30%) DevOps
13 245 (18.57%) AngularJS
14 234 (17.74%) Windows
15 231 (17.51%) Git (software)
16 222 (16.83%) ASP.NET MVC
16 222 (16.83%) .NET Framework
17 196 (14.86%) React
18 189 (14.33%) Scrum
19 186 (14.10%) Finance
20 173 (13.12%) Business Intelligence
20 173 (13.12%) TDD
21 170 (12.89%) jQuery
22 165 (12.51%) T-SQL
23 153 (11.60%) Skype
24 139 (10.54%) Degree
25 138 (10.46%) TypeScript
26 132 (10.01%) Test Automation
27 131 (9.93%) PaaS

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 78 (5.91%) NServiceBus
2 74 (5.61%) SharePoint
3 64 (4.85%) IIS
4 25 (1.90%) MS Exchange
5 22 (1.67%) CMS
6 18 (1.36%) Tomcat
7 17 (1.29%) Apache
8 14 (1.06%) Confluence
9 10 (0.76%) EPiServer
10 9 (0.68%) Elasticsearch
10 9 (0.68%) Sitecore CMS
11 8 (0.61%) Apache Solr
11 8 (0.61%) BizTalk Server
11 8 (0.61%) JBoss
11 8 (0.61%) Skype for Business
12 7 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2010
12 7 (0.53%) SAS
12 7 (0.53%) Umbraco
12 7 (0.53%) WebLogic
12 7 (0.53%) WebSphere
Applications
1 40 (3.03%) Microsoft Excel
2 15 (1.14%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (0.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.23%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.076%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.076%) Mathcad
5 1 (0.076%) Simulink
5 1 (0.076%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 36 (2.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (1.14%) Dynamics AX
3 12 (0.91%) NetSuite
4 6 (0.45%) Dynamics NAV
4 6 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
4 6 (0.45%) SAP GTS
5 3 (0.23%) Carpe Diem
5 3 (0.23%) Oracle 11i
5 3 (0.23%) Oracle Applications
5 3 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.23%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.15%) Infor M3
6 2 (0.15%) SAP Business One
7 1 (0.076%) Postilion
7 1 (0.076%) Sage 200
7 1 (0.076%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 632 (47.92%) Azure
2 131 (9.93%) PaaS
3 129 (9.78%) IaaS
4 118 (8.95%) AWS
5 103 (7.81%) Power Platform
6 82 (6.22%) Microsoft 365
6 82 (6.22%) SaaS
7 36 (2.73%) Dynamics 365
8 31 (2.35%) Azure Active Directory
9 26 (1.97%) Azure Data Factory
10 13 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
11 12 (0.91%) Serverless
12 10 (0.76%) GCP
13 9 (0.68%) Amazon S3
14 8 (0.61%) GitHub
14 8 (0.61%) Mimecast
15 7 (0.53%) Azure Functions
15 7 (0.53%) Azure Machine Learning
16 6 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
17 5 (0.38%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 153 (11.60%) Skype
2 81 (6.14%) HTTP
3 32 (2.43%) SAN
4 20 (1.52%) DNS
5 19 (1.44%) Firewall
5 19 (1.44%) WAN
6 18 (1.36%) LAN
7 16 (1.21%) VPN
8 14 (1.06%) Cisco ASA
9 12 (0.91%) TCP/IP
9 12 (0.91%) VLAN
10 11 (0.83%) Internet
11 8 (0.61%) NAS
12 7 (0.53%) MPLS
12 7 (0.53%) Unified Communications
13 6 (0.45%) BGP
13 6 (0.45%) DHCP
13 6 (0.45%) FTP
13 6 (0.45%) IP Telephony
13 6 (0.45%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 120 (9.10%) NoSQL
2 113 (8.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 104 (7.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 100 (7.58%) Power BI
5 85 (6.44%) Relational Database
6 74 (5.61%) Data Warehouse
6 74 (5.61%) MySQL
7 59 (4.47%) Azure SQL Database
8 43 (3.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 40 (3.03%) PostgreSQL
9 40 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
9 40 (3.03%) Tableau
10 33 (2.50%) Data Lake
11 24 (1.82%) SQLPlus
12 22 (1.67%) Oracle Database
13 21 (1.59%) SQL Server 2016
14 20 (1.52%) BusinessObjects
14 20 (1.52%) QlikView
15 19 (1.44%) DB2
15 19 (1.44%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 231 (17.51%) Git (software)
2 73 (5.53%) Octopus Deploy
3 72 (5.46%) TeamCity
4 66 (5.00%) Visual Studio
5 62 (4.70%) Selenium
6 60 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
7 57 (4.32%) WebDriver
8 35 (2.65%) JIRA
9 34 (2.58%) Jenkins
10 26 (1.97%) SpecFlow
11 23 (1.74%) Cucumber
12 18 (1.36%) Visual Studio Team System
13 13 (0.99%) Cypress.io
14 12 (0.91%) NUnit
15 11 (0.83%) Bitbucket
16 10 (0.76%) Moq
17 9 (0.68%) git-flow
18 8 (0.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 6 (0.45%) JUnit
20 5 (0.38%) Maven
General
1 186 (14.10%) Finance
2 40 (3.03%) Manufacturing
3 33 (2.50%) Marketing
4 29 (2.20%) Telecoms
5 28 (2.12%) Advertising
6 19 (1.44%) Public Sector
7 15 (1.14%) Electronics
8 13 (0.99%) Automotive
9 10 (0.76%) Back Office
9 10 (0.76%) Legal
10 9 (0.68%) Local Government
11 8 (0.61%) Banking
12 6 (0.45%) Law
12 6 (0.45%) Retail
13 3 (0.23%) Fire and Rescue
13 3 (0.23%) French Language
13 3 (0.23%) Military
14 2 (0.15%) Financial Institution
14 2 (0.15%) Housing Association
14 2 (0.15%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 765 (58.00%) Developer
2 391 (29.64%) .NET Developer
3 211 (16.00%) C# Developer
4 190 (14.40%) Senior Developer
5 161 (12.21%) C# .NET Developer
6 152 (11.52%) Software Developer
7 142 (10.77%) Analyst
8 116 (8.79%) Full Stack Developer
9 82 (6.22%) .NET Software Developer
10 80 (6.07%) Senior .NET Developer
11 72 (5.46%) C# Software Developer
12 64 (4.85%) SQL Developer
13 63 (4.78%) ASP.NET Developer
14 61 (4.62%) C# ASP.NET Developer
15 56 (4.25%) Test Analyst
16 55 (4.17%) QA Analyst
16 55 (4.17%) QA Test Analyst
17 50 (3.79%) Architect
18 46 (3.49%) Data Engineer
19 44 (3.34%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 760 (57.62%) .NET
2 423 (32.07%) ASP.NET
3 318 (24.11%) .NET Core
4 315 (23.88%) HTML
5 281 (21.30%) CSS
6 245 (18.57%) AngularJS
7 222 (16.83%) .NET Framework
7 222 (16.83%) ASP.NET MVC
8 196 (14.86%) React
9 170 (12.89%) jQuery
10 129 (9.78%) Entity Framework
11 124 (9.40%) ASP.NET Core
12 117 (8.87%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 110 (8.34%) REST
14 109 (8.26%) Web Services
15 104 (7.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 92 (6.97%) ASP.NET Web API
17 78 (5.91%) HTML5
18 77 (5.84%) RESTful
19 58 (4.40%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 75 (5.69%) Analytical Skills
2 60 (4.55%) Greenfield Project
3 45 (3.41%) Data Centre
3 45 (3.41%) Self-Motivation
4 40 (3.03%) Public Cloud
5 30 (2.27%) Management Information System
6 25 (1.90%) Cloud Native
7 24 (1.82%) Data Structures
8 21 (1.59%) Private Cloud
9 19 (1.44%) Linux Command Line
10 17 (1.29%) Clustering
10 17 (1.29%) Hybrid Cloud
10 17 (1.29%) Replication
11 14 (1.06%) Algorithms
11 14 (1.06%) Client/Server
12 13 (0.99%) Mobile App
12 13 (0.99%) Virtual Team
13 12 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
13 12 (0.91%) User Experience
14 11 (0.83%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 234 (17.74%) Windows
2 115 (8.72%) Windows Server
3 76 (5.76%) Linux
4 29 (2.20%) Unix
5 26 (1.97%) Windows Server 2012
6 25 (1.90%) Android
7 22 (1.67%) Windows Server 2016
8 19 (1.44%) Apple iOS
9 18 (1.36%) Windows Server 2019
10 17 (1.29%) Windows Server 2008
11 15 (1.14%) Windows 10
12 4 (0.30%) Ubuntu
13 3 (0.23%) Windows 7
14 2 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 1 (0.076%) CentOS
15 1 (0.076%) Debian
15 1 (0.076%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.076%) Oracle Linux
15 1 (0.076%) VMS
15 1 (0.076%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 444 (33.66%) Agile Software Development
2 314 (23.81%) MVC
3 281 (21.30%) DevOps
4 189 (14.33%) Scrum
5 173 (13.12%) Business Intelligence
5 173 (13.12%) TDD
6 132 (10.01%) Test Automation
7 131 (9.93%) Microservices
8 125 (9.48%) Problem-Solving
8 125 (9.48%) Web Development
9 117 (8.87%) BDD
10 112 (8.49%) Software Engineering
11 108 (8.19%) OO
11 108 (8.19%) Unit Testing
12 90 (6.82%) Computer Science
13 84 (6.37%) ETL
14 77 (5.84%) SOLID
15 74 (5.61%) OOP
16 69 (5.23%) ITIL
17 67 (5.08%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 743 (56.33%) C#
2 574 (43.52%) SQL
3 469 (35.56%) JavaScript
4 165 (12.51%) T-SQL
5 138 (10.46%) TypeScript
6 128 (9.70%) PowerShell
7 88 (6.67%) Java
8 87 (6.60%) Python
9 60 (4.55%) VB.NET
10 43 (3.26%) VB
11 40 (3.03%) C++
12 38 (2.88%) PHP
13 31 (2.35%) R
14 19 (1.44%) Bash Shell
15 17 (1.29%) PHP 7
15 17 (1.29%) Shell Script
16 16 (1.21%) Apple Swift
16 16 (1.21%) Objective-C
17 15 (1.14%) PL/SQL
18 14 (1.06%) VB6
Qualifications
1 139 (10.54%) Degree
2 41 (3.11%) Security Cleared
3 34 (2.58%) Computer Science Degree
4 33 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
5 31 (2.35%) SC Cleared
6 28 (2.12%) Cisco Certification
7 26 (1.97%) CCNA
8 21 (1.59%) MCSE
9 19 (1.44%) BPSS Clearance
10 8 (0.61%) ITIL Certification
10 8 (0.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 4 (0.30%) PhD
12 3 (0.23%) DV Cleared
12 3 (0.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 2 (0.15%) CCNP
13 2 (0.15%) DBS Check
13 2 (0.15%) ISTQB
13 2 (0.15%) MCSA
13 2 (0.15%) TOGAF Certification
14 1 (0.076%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 89 (6.75%) QA
2 13 (0.99%) SLA
3 11 (0.83%) GDPR
3 11 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (0.76%) Data Quality
5 8 (0.61%) PMO
6 6 (0.45%) COBIT
7 3 (0.23%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.076%) NIST
System Software
1 115 (8.72%) Active Directory
2 88 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 76 (5.76%) Docker
4 63 (4.78%) Hyper-V
5 23 (1.74%) VMware ESXi
6 10 (0.76%) Virtual Machines
7 6 (0.45%) Firmware
8 5 (0.38%) Oracle RAC
9 4 (0.30%) Terminal Services
9 4 (0.30%) vCloud
9 4 (0.30%) vSphere
10 3 (0.23%) HDFS
10 3 (0.23%) Postfix
10 3 (0.23%) VMware NSX
11 2 (0.15%) pfSense
11 2 (0.15%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.076%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.076%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.076%) Terminal Server
12 1 (0.076%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 88 (6.67%) Kubernetes
2 45 (3.41%) SCCM
3 42 (3.18%) Microsoft Intune
4 27 (2.05%) Terraform
5 20 (1.52%) Ansible
6 18 (1.36%) SCVMM
7 14 (1.06%) Puppet
8 11 (0.83%) Grafana
9 6 (0.45%) Opscode Chef
10 5 (0.38%) Data Guard
10 5 (0.38%) Packer
10 5 (0.38%) Prometheus
11 4 (0.30%) NetBackup
12 3 (0.23%) Argo
12 3 (0.23%) Failover Clustering
12 3 (0.23%) Single Sign-On
13 2 (0.15%) SCDPM
13 2 (0.15%) WSUS
14 1 (0.076%) HP Quality Center
14 1 (0.076%) SCOM
Vendors
1 392 (29.72%) Microsoft
2 130 (9.86%) VMware
3 85 (6.44%) Oracle
4 34 (2.58%) SAP
5 30 (2.27%) Cisco
6 25 (1.90%) Veeam
7 21 (1.59%) HP
8 16 (1.21%) Sitecore
9 13 (0.99%) Citrix
9 13 (0.99%) Databricks
9 13 (0.99%) Informatica
9 13 (0.99%) ServiceNow
9 13 (0.99%) Xamarin
10 11 (0.83%) Talend
11 10 (0.76%) IBM
12 9 (0.68%) Cognos
12 9 (0.68%) Splunk
12 9 (0.68%) Telerik
13 8 (0.61%) Google
13 8 (0.61%) Salesforce.com