Period
to 28 March 2020

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 28 March 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
England > South East
6 months to
28 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 12 13 9
Rank change year-on-year +1 -4 0
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2,744 3,359 5,257
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 12.68% 12.68% 16.69%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 49.18% 45.18% 53.45%
Number of salaries quoted 2,425 3,131 5,073
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,750 £29,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £66,250 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +4.17% +6.67% -

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 5,579 7,435 9,835
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 25.78% 28.06% 31.23%
Number of salaries quoted 4,612 6,248 8,487
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £74,250 £72,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £53,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +0.95% +5.00% +5.26%

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 28 March 2020.

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 28 March 2020. 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 -8 792 £49,250 +9.44% 131
Hampshire +1 778 £45,000 +7.14% 92
Surrey -1 406 £50,000 - 95
Berkshire -8 387 £50,000 - 60
West Sussex +6 304 £45,000 -10.00% 37
East Sussex +11 289 £44,000 +3.53% 20
Oxfordshire +8 206 £47,500 +18.75% 39
Buckinghamshire -4 199 £47,500 +5.56% 32
Kent +5 145 £45,000 +4.88% 32
Middlesex -2 3 £60,000 -5.88% 1
M4 Corridor - 2 £37,500 -
Home Counties +3 1 - -
Sussex 0 1 £62,500 -13.79%
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 28 March 2020, 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 1,516 (55.25%) .NET
2 1,454 (52.99%) C#
3 1,304 (47.52%) SQL
4 1,186 (43.22%) Microsoft
5 1,027 (37.43%) JavaScript
6 1,011 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
7 890 (32.43%) Azure
8 778 (28.35%) ASP.NET
9 771 (28.10%) HTML
10 763 (27.81%) MVC
11 680 (24.78%) CSS
12 576 (20.99%) Windows
13 529 (19.28%) AngularJS
14 420 (15.31%) .NET Framework
15 392 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
16 390 (14.21%) T-SQL
17 385 (14.03%) Finance
18 372 (13.56%) jQuery
19 348 (12.68%) DevOps
20 346 (12.61%) Degree
21 341 (12.43%) Web Services
22 336 (12.24%) ASP.NET Web API
23 315 (11.48%) Scrum
24 314 (11.44%) Business Intelligence
24 314 (11.44%) Web Development
25 312 (11.37%) .NET Core
26 294 (10.71%) Git (software)
26 294 (10.71%) TDD
27 293 (10.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
28 290 (10.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services

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
1 187 (6.81%) IIS
2 144 (5.25%) SharePoint
3 97 (3.53%) MS Exchange
4 68 (2.48%) Elasticsearch
5 50 (1.82%) Tomcat
6 41 (1.49%) Apache
7 37 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2013
8 35 (1.28%) Skype for Business
9 34 (1.24%) CMS
10 31 (1.13%) BizTalk Server
11 26 (0.95%) Confluence
11 26 (0.95%) JBoss
12 25 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2010
13 19 (0.69%) WebSphere
14 18 (0.66%) Apache Spark
14 18 (0.66%) Sitecore CMS
15 17 (0.62%) EPiServer
16 13 (0.47%) Umbraco
17 12 (0.44%) WebLogic
17 12 (0.44%) WordPress
Applications
1 96 (3.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 80 (2.92%) Microsoft Office
3 26 (0.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 16 (0.58%) MS Visio
5 8 (0.29%) Adobe Illustrator
5 8 (0.29%) Photoshop
6 4 (0.15%) Adobe Captivate
6 4 (0.15%) Camtasia
7 3 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 3 (0.11%) Adobe XD
7 3 (0.11%) Sketch
8 2 (0.073%) Microsoft Project
9 1 (0.036%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.036%) OrCAD
9 1 (0.036%) PTC Creo
9 1 (0.036%) SOLIDWORKS
9 1 (0.036%) SPSS
9 1 (0.036%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 87 (3.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 21 (0.77%) Dynamics NAV
3 15 (0.55%) Dynamics AX
4 9 (0.33%) GoldMine
5 6 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 5 (0.18%) Exchequer
6 5 (0.18%) Line 50
6 5 (0.18%) Pegasus Opera
6 5 (0.18%) Sage 200
6 5 (0.18%) SAP ERP
6 5 (0.18%) Visualfiles
7 4 (0.15%) Sage X3
8 3 (0.11%) NetSuite
9 2 (0.073%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 2 (0.073%) Oracle Cash Management
9 2 (0.073%) Remedy ITSM
9 2 (0.073%) SAP BPC
9 2 (0.073%) SAP Business One
9 2 (0.073%) SAP GTS
9 2 (0.073%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 890 (32.43%) Azure
2 252 (9.18%) AWS
3 198 (7.22%) Power Platform
4 185 (6.74%) SaaS
5 146 (5.32%) Office 365
6 87 (3.17%) PaaS
7 52 (1.90%) IaaS
8 50 (1.82%) GitHub
9 44 (1.60%) Azure Active Directory
10 40 (1.46%) Serverless
11 37 (1.35%) Dynamics 365
12 30 (1.09%) GCP
13 27 (0.98%) Azure Functions
14 15 (0.55%) Slack
15 12 (0.44%) Azure Data Factory
16 11 (0.40%) Amazon S3
16 11 (0.40%) Azure Machine Learning
17 10 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
18 9 (0.33%) Amazon SQS
18 9 (0.33%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 107 (3.90%) Firewall
2 89 (3.24%) DNS
3 71 (2.59%) DHCP
4 57 (2.08%) SAN
5 52 (1.90%) TCP/IP
6 39 (1.42%) LAN
7 38 (1.38%) Internet
7 38 (1.38%) VPN
8 37 (1.35%) WAN
9 33 (1.20%) HTTP
10 27 (0.98%) Skype
10 27 (0.98%) VLAN
11 20 (0.73%) VoIP
12 18 (0.66%) MPLS
12 18 (0.66%) NetScaler
13 14 (0.51%) Intranet
14 13 (0.47%) NAS
15 10 (0.36%) SNMP
16 8 (0.29%) FTP
16 8 (0.29%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 293 (10.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 290 (10.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 237 (8.64%) MySQL
4 199 (7.25%) Relational Database
5 193 (7.03%) Power BI
6 162 (5.90%) Data Warehouse
7 123 (4.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 112 (4.08%) SQL Server 2016
9 101 (3.68%) SQL Server 2012
10 97 (3.53%) NoSQL
11 93 (3.39%) PostgreSQL
12 87 (3.17%) Azure SQL Database
13 81 (2.95%) SQL Server 2008
14 79 (2.88%) RDBMS
15 70 (2.55%) Data Lake
16 64 (2.33%) MongoDB
17 52 (1.90%) Big Data
18 43 (1.57%) SQL Server 2014
19 42 (1.53%) Redis
20 31 (1.13%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 294 (10.71%) Git (software)
2 267 (9.73%) Visual Studio
3 154 (5.61%) Team Foundation Server
4 91 (3.32%) Selenium
5 72 (2.62%) JIRA
6 63 (2.30%) Jenkins
7 50 (1.82%) WebDriver
8 47 (1.71%) TeamCity
9 44 (1.60%) Cucumber
9 44 (1.60%) Octopus Deploy
10 39 (1.42%) NUnit
10 39 (1.42%) Visual Studio Team System
11 34 (1.24%) Subversion
12 31 (1.13%) SpecFlow
13 30 (1.09%) gulp
14 28 (1.02%) webpack
15 27 (0.98%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
16 26 (0.95%) Grunt
16 26 (0.95%) WiX
17 25 (0.91%) SoapUI
General
1 385 (14.03%) Finance
2 91 (3.32%) Retail
3 46 (1.68%) Law
4 43 (1.57%) Manufacturing
5 40 (1.46%) Marketing
6 38 (1.38%) Games
6 38 (1.38%) Legal
7 31 (1.13%) Telecoms
8 26 (0.95%) Public Sector
9 24 (0.87%) Aerospace
9 24 (0.87%) Back Office
10 16 (0.58%) Financial Institution
11 15 (0.55%) Banking
12 14 (0.51%) Publishing
13 11 (0.40%) Advertising
13 11 (0.40%) Police
14 9 (0.33%) Local Government
15 8 (0.29%) Automotive
15 8 (0.29%) Electronics
16 6 (0.22%) German Language
Job Titles
1 1,581 (57.62%) Developer
2 611 (22.27%) .NET Developer
3 499 (18.19%) Software Developer
4 476 (17.35%) C# Developer
5 368 (13.41%) Senior Developer
6 299 (10.90%) C# .NET Developer
7 272 (9.91%) Analyst
8 162 (5.90%) Senior Software Developer
9 160 (5.83%) C# Software Developer
10 131 (4.77%) .NET Software Developer
10 131 (4.77%) SQL Developer
11 122 (4.45%) ASP.NET Developer
12 120 (4.37%) PHP Developer
13 111 (4.05%) C# ASP.NET Developer
14 109 (3.97%) Junior
15 107 (3.90%) Full Stack Developer
15 107 (3.90%) Software Engineer
16 102 (3.72%) Consultant
17 97 (3.53%) Architect
18 94 (3.43%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,516 (55.25%) .NET
2 778 (28.35%) ASP.NET
3 771 (28.10%) HTML
4 680 (24.78%) CSS
5 529 (19.28%) AngularJS
6 420 (15.31%) .NET Framework
7 392 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
8 372 (13.56%) jQuery
9 341 (12.43%) Web Services
10 336 (12.24%) ASP.NET Web API
11 312 (11.37%) .NET Core
12 264 (9.62%) REST
13 219 (7.98%) HTML5
14 211 (7.69%) XML
15 210 (7.65%) React
16 201 (7.33%) Entity Framework
17 187 (6.81%) SOAP
18 166 (6.05%) WCF
19 158 (5.76%) RESTful
20 156 (5.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 190 (6.92%) Analytical Skills
2 176 (6.41%) Greenfield Project
3 118 (4.30%) Mobile App
4 105 (3.83%) Management Information System
5 78 (2.84%) Self-Motivation
6 73 (2.66%) Clustering
6 73 (2.66%) Enterprise Software
7 65 (2.37%) Data Centre
7 65 (2.37%) User Experience
8 39 (1.42%) Reinsurance
8 39 (1.42%) Video Conferencing
9 30 (1.09%) Driving Licence
10 27 (0.98%) Replication
11 26 (0.95%) Virtual Team
12 25 (0.91%) Tandem
13 23 (0.84%) Data Structures
14 20 (0.73%) Algorithms
14 20 (0.73%) Public Cloud
15 18 (0.66%) Private Cloud
16 15 (0.55%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 576 (20.99%) Windows
2 259 (9.44%) Linux
3 258 (9.40%) Windows Server
4 73 (2.66%) Android
5 65 (2.37%) Apple iOS
6 63 (2.30%) Windows Server 2012
7 59 (2.15%) Unix
8 50 (1.82%) Windows 10
9 43 (1.57%) Windows 7
10 42 (1.53%) Windows Server 2016
11 38 (1.38%) Windows Server 2008
12 21 (0.77%) Windows 8
12 21 (0.77%) Windows Server 2003
13 16 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 16 (0.58%) Windows Server 2019
14 9 (0.33%) CentOS
14 9 (0.33%) Solaris
15 8 (0.29%) AIX
15 8 (0.29%) VMS
16 4 (0.15%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,011 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
2 763 (27.81%) MVC
3 348 (12.68%) DevOps
4 315 (11.48%) Scrum
5 314 (11.44%) Business Intelligence
5 314 (11.44%) Web Development
6 294 (10.71%) TDD
7 282 (10.28%) OO
8 264 (9.62%) Problem-Solving
9 199 (7.25%) ETL
10 193 (7.03%) OOP
11 188 (6.85%) ITIL
11 188 (6.85%) Software Engineering
12 180 (6.56%) Unit Testing
13 174 (6.34%) Computer Science
14 167 (6.09%) Mentoring
15 162 (5.90%) Test Automation
16 157 (5.72%) Continuous Integration
17 152 (5.54%) Analytics
18 147 (5.36%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 1,454 (52.99%) C#
2 1,304 (47.52%) SQL
3 1,027 (37.43%) JavaScript
4 390 (14.21%) T-SQL
5 207 (7.54%) PowerShell
6 189 (6.89%) Java
7 180 (6.56%) PHP
8 140 (5.10%) VB.NET
9 132 (4.81%) Python
10 68 (2.48%) TypeScript
11 57 (2.08%) VB
12 52 (1.90%) Ruby
13 46 (1.68%) C
14 36 (1.31%) PL/SQL
15 32 (1.17%) Bash Shell
16 30 (1.09%) VBScript
17 28 (1.02%) VB6
18 26 (0.95%) Apple Swift
18 26 (0.95%) Objective-C
19 25 (0.91%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 346 (12.61%) Degree
2 123 (4.48%) Security Cleared
3 121 (4.41%) Microsoft Certification
4 110 (4.01%) Computer Science Degree
5 64 (2.33%) SC Cleared
6 49 (1.79%) MCSE
7 38 (1.38%) Cisco Certification
8 27 (0.98%) CCNA
9 22 (0.80%) MCSA
10 19 (0.69%) MCP
11 14 (0.51%) ISTQB
12 11 (0.40%) MCITP
13 9 (0.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 8 (0.29%) CCNP
14 8 (0.29%) ITIL Certification
15 7 (0.26%) BPSS Clearance
15 7 (0.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 6 (0.22%) DV Cleared
17 5 (0.18%) DBS Check
17 5 (0.18%) SAFe Agilist
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 106 (3.86%) QA
2 69 (2.51%) SLA
3 54 (1.97%) Data Quality
4 34 (1.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 32 (1.17%) GDPR
6 23 (0.84%) ISO 9001
6 23 (0.84%) PCI DSS
7 12 (0.44%) GAAP
8 9 (0.33%) COBIT
9 3 (0.11%) ISO 14001
9 3 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 3 (0.11%) NIST
10 2 (0.073%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.036%) Actionable Recommendations
11 1 (0.036%) DICOM
11 1 (0.036%) HL7
11 1 (0.036%) MiFID
11 1 (0.036%) NCSC
System Software
1 219 (7.98%) Active Directory
2 147 (5.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 128 (4.66%) Docker
4 119 (4.34%) Hyper-V
5 36 (1.31%) vSphere
6 25 (0.91%) XenApp
7 17 (0.62%) XenDesktop
8 16 (0.58%) VMware ESXi
9 15 (0.55%) Virtual Machines
10 12 (0.44%) Virtual Servers
11 11 (0.40%) Firmware
11 11 (0.40%) Terminal Services
12 8 (0.29%) Microsoft App-V
12 8 (0.29%) Oracle RAC
13 5 (0.18%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 5 (0.18%) Virtual Desktop
14 4 (0.15%) ISA Server
14 4 (0.15%) KVM
14 4 (0.15%) Postfix
14 4 (0.15%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 90 (3.28%) Kubernetes
2 40 (1.46%) SCCM
3 29 (1.06%) Terraform
4 19 (0.69%) Puppet
4 19 (0.69%) WSUS
5 17 (0.62%) Microsoft Intune
6 15 (0.55%) Ansible
6 15 (0.55%) Single Sign-On
7 11 (0.40%) Microsoft Clustering
8 10 (0.36%) Backup Exec
9 9 (0.33%) Norton AntiVirus
9 9 (0.33%) Opscode Chef
10 6 (0.22%) Failover Clustering
10 6 (0.22%) Kibana
10 6 (0.22%) NetBackup
10 6 (0.22%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 5 (0.18%) FortiGate
11 5 (0.18%) SCOM
11 5 (0.18%) vCenter Server
12 4 (0.15%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 1,186 (43.22%) Microsoft
2 249 (9.07%) Oracle
3 185 (6.74%) VMware
4 79 (2.88%) Citrix
5 77 (2.81%) Tableau
6 72 (2.62%) Cisco
7 62 (2.26%) Zend
8 60 (2.19%) Google
9 56 (2.04%) HP
10 54 (1.97%) Xamarin
11 42 (1.53%) Dell
12 40 (1.46%) IBM
13 31 (1.13%) SAP
14 27 (0.98%) Veeam
15 26 (0.95%) Alteryx
15 26 (0.95%) NetApp
16 25 (0.91%) Teradata
17 22 (0.80%) Cadence
18 21 (0.77%) Remedy
18 21 (0.77%) Sitecore