Period
to 9 July 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 9 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
England > South East
6 months to
9 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 12 15 11
Rank change year-on-year +3 -4 -1
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 1,706 3,192 4,581
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 12.46% 11.90% 14.90%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 48.48% 44.11% 50.90%
Number of salaries quoted 1,500 2,947 4,271
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +2.27% +3.53%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £29,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £66,250 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +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 3,519 7,236 9,000
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 25.70% 26.99% 29.26%
Number of salaries quoted 2,899 6,081 7,631
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,250 £29,750
90th Percentile £76,250 £75,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +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 9 July 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 9 July 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
Hampshire -1 496 £45,000 - 43
Thames Valley -5 428 £47,500 +3.26% 41
Surrey 0 261 £52,500 +5.00% 27
West Sussex +8 238 £48,000 +1.05% 40
Berkshire -7 218 £50,000 +1.01% 21
East Sussex +11 193 £44,000 -12.00% 12
Oxfordshire +2 118 £45,000 +5.88% 8
Buckinghamshire -11 93 £47,500 +5.56% 12
Kent +9 67 £46,250 +2.78% 18
M4 Corridor - 2 £37,500 -
Middlesex +3 1 £45,000 -29.41%
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 9 July 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.

1 882 (51.70%) .NET
2 860 (50.41%) C#
3 842 (49.36%) SQL
4 684 (40.09%) Microsoft
5 655 (38.39%) JavaScript
6 654 (38.34%) Agile Software Development
7 612 (35.87%) Azure
8 491 (28.78%) HTML
9 438 (25.67%) ASP.NET
10 436 (25.56%) CSS
11 427 (25.03%) MVC
12 335 (19.64%) Windows
13 307 (18.00%) AngularJS
14 256 (15.01%) Degree
15 245 (14.36%) Business Intelligence
16 241 (14.13%) .NET Framework
17 236 (13.83%) T-SQL
18 221 (12.95%) DevOps
19 219 (12.84%) Finance
20 214 (12.54%) Web Development
21 209 (12.25%) jQuery
22 198 (11.61%) Scrum
23 192 (11.25%) TDD
23 192 (11.25%) Web Services
24 186 (10.90%) OO
25 183 (10.73%) Oracle
26 181 (10.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
27 179 (10.49%) ASP.NET MVC
28 178 (10.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
28 178 (10.43%) .NET Core

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
1 107 (6.27%) IIS
2 90 (5.28%) SharePoint
3 50 (2.93%) MS Exchange
4 45 (2.64%) Elasticsearch
5 36 (2.11%) Skype for Business
6 31 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2013
7 28 (1.64%) Tomcat
8 26 (1.52%) Apache
9 23 (1.35%) WebSphere
10 19 (1.11%) Apache Spark
11 16 (0.94%) CMS
12 15 (0.88%) Confluence
12 15 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2010
12 15 (0.88%) SAS
13 12 (0.70%) BizTalk Server
13 12 (0.70%) JBoss
14 10 (0.59%) Umbraco
15 8 (0.47%) Oracle Coherence
16 7 (0.41%) Apache Solr
16 7 (0.41%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 69 (4.04%) Microsoft Excel
2 63 (3.69%) Microsoft Office
3 15 (0.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (0.53%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.12%) S-PLUS
5 2 (0.12%) SPSS
6 1 (0.059%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 63 (3.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.70%) Remedy ITSM
2 12 (0.70%) SAP GTS
3 8 (0.47%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.12%) Adobe Campaign
5 2 (0.12%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.059%) Exchequer
6 1 (0.059%) Line 50
6 1 (0.059%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.059%) Pegasus Opera
6 1 (0.059%) Primavera
6 1 (0.059%) Sage 200
6 1 (0.059%) SAP Business One
6 1 (0.059%) SAP CS
6 1 (0.059%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.059%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.059%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.059%) SAP SD
6 1 (0.059%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 612 (35.87%) Azure
2 171 (10.02%) Power Platform
3 156 (9.14%) AWS
4 129 (7.56%) SaaS
5 116 (6.80%) Office 365
6 69 (4.04%) PaaS
7 55 (3.22%) IaaS
8 39 (2.29%) Dynamics 365
9 28 (1.64%) Serverless
10 25 (1.47%) Azure Active Directory
11 23 (1.35%) GitHub
12 19 (1.11%) GCP
13 17 (1.00%) Azure Machine Learning
14 12 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
15 11 (0.64%) Logic Apps
16 10 (0.59%) Azure Data Factory
17 9 (0.53%) AWS Lambda
17 9 (0.53%) Azure Functions
17 9 (0.53%) Slack
18 7 (0.41%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 77 (4.51%) Skype
2 57 (3.34%) Firewall
3 38 (2.23%) DHCP
3 38 (2.23%) DNS
4 32 (1.88%) SAN
5 28 (1.64%) HTTP
6 27 (1.58%) LAN
7 24 (1.41%) TCP/IP
8 18 (1.06%) NetScaler
9 16 (0.94%) WAN
10 15 (0.88%) VPN
11 14 (0.82%) VLAN
12 12 (0.70%) VoIP
13 10 (0.59%) Internet
13 10 (0.59%) WLAN
14 7 (0.41%) FTP
14 7 (0.41%) MPLS
14 7 (0.41%) Remote Desktop
14 7 (0.41%) VPLS
15 6 (0.35%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 181 (10.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 178 (10.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 167 (9.79%) Power BI
4 164 (9.61%) MySQL
5 151 (8.85%) Relational Database
6 127 (7.44%) Data Warehouse
7 75 (4.40%) SQL Server 2016
7 75 (4.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 73 (4.28%) Data Lake
9 65 (3.81%) SQL Server 2012
10 63 (3.69%) PostgreSQL
11 61 (3.58%) Azure SQL Database
12 60 (3.52%) Big Data
13 54 (3.17%) NoSQL
14 49 (2.87%) MongoDB
15 37 (2.17%) SQL Server 2014
16 35 (2.05%) DB2
16 35 (2.05%) RDBMS
17 34 (1.99%) SQL Server 2008
18 32 (1.88%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 176 (10.32%) Visual Studio
2 155 (9.09%) Git (software)
3 77 (4.51%) Selenium
4 58 (3.40%) WebDriver
5 53 (3.11%) Team Foundation Server
6 47 (2.75%) JIRA
7 43 (2.52%) Jenkins
8 35 (2.05%) Cucumber
9 30 (1.76%) Octopus Deploy
9 30 (1.76%) SpecFlow
10 27 (1.58%) gulp
10 27 (1.58%) TeamCity
11 26 (1.52%) Grunt
12 24 (1.41%) webpack
13 22 (1.29%) NUnit
14 17 (1.00%) Visual Studio Code
15 15 (0.88%) Subversion
16 14 (0.82%) Moq
16 14 (0.82%) SoapUI
17 12 (0.70%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 219 (12.84%) Finance
2 32 (1.88%) Law
3 30 (1.76%) Retail
4 25 (1.47%) Legal
5 20 (1.17%) Aerospace
6 19 (1.11%) Manufacturing
7 17 (1.00%) Marketing
8 15 (0.88%) Back Office
8 15 (0.88%) Games
9 14 (0.82%) Police
10 12 (0.70%) Banking
11 9 (0.53%) Public Sector
12 8 (0.47%) Financial Institution
13 7 (0.41%) Electronics
14 5 (0.29%) French Language
14 5 (0.29%) Telecoms
15 4 (0.23%) Military
15 4 (0.23%) Publishing
16 3 (0.18%) Automotive
16 3 (0.18%) German Language
Job Titles
1 936 (54.87%) Developer
2 328 (19.23%) .NET Developer
3 291 (17.06%) Software Developer
4 240 (14.07%) C# Developer
5 221 (12.95%) Senior Developer
6 206 (12.08%) Analyst
7 156 (9.14%) C# .NET Developer
8 93 (5.45%) PHP Developer
9 92 (5.39%) C# Software Developer
10 91 (5.33%) Senior Software Developer
11 82 (4.81%) SQL Developer
12 81 (4.75%) .NET Software Developer
13 75 (4.40%) Architect
14 66 (3.87%) Software Engineer
15 58 (3.40%) Consultant
16 57 (3.34%) Junior
17 54 (3.17%) Senior PHP Developer
18 52 (3.05%) Test Analyst
19 49 (2.87%) DBA
19 49 (2.87%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 882 (51.70%) .NET
2 491 (28.78%) HTML
3 438 (25.67%) ASP.NET
4 436 (25.56%) CSS
5 307 (18.00%) AngularJS
6 241 (14.13%) .NET Framework
7 209 (12.25%) jQuery
8 192 (11.25%) Web Services
9 179 (10.49%) ASP.NET MVC
10 178 (10.43%) .NET Core
11 147 (8.62%) ASP.NET Web API
12 145 (8.50%) REST
13 144 (8.44%) React
14 131 (7.68%) Entity Framework
15 123 (7.21%) HTML5
16 97 (5.69%) SOAP
17 94 (5.51%) Ajax
17 94 (5.51%) XML
18 87 (5.10%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 86 (5.04%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 130 (7.62%) Greenfield Project
2 111 (6.51%) Analytical Skills
3 86 (5.04%) Mobile App
4 49 (2.87%) Self-Motivation
5 46 (2.70%) Data Centre
5 46 (2.70%) Management Information System
6 45 (2.64%) Clustering
7 36 (2.11%) User Experience
8 31 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
9 28 (1.64%) Reinsurance
10 25 (1.47%) Algorithms
11 24 (1.41%) Data Structures
11 24 (1.41%) Driving Licence
12 21 (1.23%) CMDB
13 17 (1.00%) Video Conferencing
14 15 (0.88%) Public Cloud
15 14 (0.82%) Client/Server
15 14 (0.82%) Private Cloud
15 14 (0.82%) Replication
16 12 (0.70%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 335 (19.64%) Windows
2 164 (9.61%) Windows Server
3 160 (9.38%) Linux
4 61 (3.58%) Android
5 55 (3.22%) Apple iOS
6 48 (2.81%) Windows Server 2012
7 43 (2.52%) Unix
7 43 (2.52%) Windows Server 2016
8 37 (2.17%) Windows 10
9 34 (1.99%) Windows 7
10 17 (1.00%) Windows Server 2008
11 13 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 12 (0.70%) Windows Server 2019
13 9 (0.53%) Windows Server 2003
14 8 (0.47%) AIX
14 8 (0.47%) Windows 8
15 7 (0.41%) Solaris
16 6 (0.35%) Ubuntu
17 4 (0.23%) Windows XP
18 2 (0.12%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 654 (38.34%) Agile Software Development
2 427 (25.03%) MVC
3 245 (14.36%) Business Intelligence
4 221 (12.95%) DevOps
5 214 (12.54%) Web Development
6 198 (11.61%) Scrum
7 192 (11.25%) TDD
8 186 (10.90%) OO
9 163 (9.55%) OOP
10 161 (9.44%) Test Automation
11 144 (8.44%) ETL
12 133 (7.80%) Software Engineering
13 132 (7.74%) Problem-Solving
14 111 (6.51%) ITIL
15 106 (6.21%) Computer Science
15 106 (6.21%) Continuous Integration
15 106 (6.21%) CRM
16 104 (6.10%) Microservices
17 102 (5.98%) Data Modelling
18 99 (5.80%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 860 (50.41%) C#
2 842 (49.36%) SQL
3 655 (38.39%) JavaScript
4 236 (13.83%) T-SQL
5 143 (8.38%) Java
6 142 (8.32%) PowerShell
7 120 (7.03%) PHP
8 113 (6.62%) Python
9 75 (4.40%) VB.NET
10 56 (3.28%) VB
11 45 (2.64%) TypeScript
12 32 (1.88%) VB6
13 31 (1.82%) Bash Shell
13 31 (1.82%) PL/SQL
14 30 (1.76%) Apple Swift
14 30 (1.76%) Objective-C
15 26 (1.52%) R
16 24 (1.41%) C++
17 16 (0.94%) VBA
17 16 (0.94%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 256 (15.01%) Degree
2 113 (6.62%) Security Cleared
3 87 (5.10%) Microsoft Certification
4 54 (3.17%) Computer Science Degree
5 46 (2.70%) SC Cleared
6 36 (2.11%) MCSE
7 30 (1.76%) Cisco Certification
8 25 (1.47%) DV Cleared
9 22 (1.29%) CCNA
10 16 (0.94%) MCITP
11 14 (0.82%) MCSA
12 12 (0.70%) MCP
13 11 (0.64%) ISTQB
14 9 (0.53%) BPSS Clearance
14 9 (0.53%) CCNP
14 9 (0.53%) TOGAF Certification
15 7 (0.41%) ISEB
16 4 (0.23%) ITIL Certification
17 3 (0.18%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 2 (0.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 103 (6.04%) QA
2 34 (1.99%) SLA
3 24 (1.41%) Data Quality
4 22 (1.29%) GDPR
5 17 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 12 (0.70%) COBIT
6 12 (0.70%) GAAP
7 11 (0.64%) ISO 9001
8 10 (0.59%) PCI DSS
9 5 (0.29%) PMO
9 5 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 3 (0.18%) ISO 14001
10 3 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 2 (0.12%) NIST
12 1 (0.059%) Actionable Recommendations
System Software
1 145 (8.50%) Active Directory
2 98 (5.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 87 (5.10%) Docker
4 86 (5.04%) Hyper-V
5 35 (2.05%) vSphere
6 23 (1.35%) VMware ESXi
7 21 (1.23%) XenApp
8 19 (1.11%) XenDesktop
9 18 (1.06%) Virtual Machines
10 12 (0.70%) Virtual Desktop
11 10 (0.59%) Virtual Servers
11 10 (0.59%) VMware Server
12 6 (0.35%) KVM
13 5 (0.29%) Terminal Server
14 4 (0.23%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 4 (0.23%) Postfix
14 4 (0.23%) VMware Workstation
15 3 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
15 3 (0.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 2 (0.12%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 71 (4.16%) Kubernetes
2 49 (2.87%) SCCM
3 24 (1.41%) Terraform
4 22 (1.29%) Microsoft Intune
4 22 (1.29%) WSUS
5 14 (0.82%) Ansible
6 13 (0.76%) Puppet
7 12 (0.70%) Backup Exec
8 11 (0.64%) Norton AntiVirus
9 10 (0.59%) vRealize Orchestrator
10 7 (0.41%) HP Quality Center
11 6 (0.35%) FortiGate
11 6 (0.35%) Single Sign-On
12 5 (0.29%) Failover Clustering
12 5 (0.29%) Microsoft Clustering
13 4 (0.23%) SCOM
14 3 (0.18%) Opscode Chef
15 2 (0.12%) EMC NetWorker
15 2 (0.12%) Kibana
15 2 (0.12%) NetCrunch
Vendors
1 684 (40.09%) Microsoft
2 183 (10.73%) Oracle
3 138 (8.09%) VMware
4 66 (3.87%) Tableau
5 59 (3.46%) HP
6 58 (3.40%) Citrix
6 58 (3.40%) Xamarin
7 55 (3.22%) Zend
8 52 (3.05%) Cisco
9 47 (2.75%) Google
10 40 (2.34%) IBM
11 33 (1.93%) SAP
12 32 (1.88%) Dell
13 29 (1.70%) Remedy
13 29 (1.70%) Teradata
14 25 (1.47%) Alteryx
15 22 (1.29%) Cadence
16 21 (1.23%) Blue Prism
16 21 (1.23%) UiPath
17 20 (1.17%) Automation Anywhere