Period
to 22 October 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 22 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
England > South West
6 months to
22 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 10 13 11
Rank change year-on-year +3 -2 -7
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 1680 1626 1948
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 16.70% 15.07% 16.43%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 52.52% 49.03% 52.14%
Number of salaries quoted 1495 1409 1795
South West median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% - +2.74%
10th Percentile £24,500 £25,500 £24,500
90th Percentile £55,000 £52,650 £51,250
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 West with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
South West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 3199 3316 3736
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 31.80% 30.73% 31.51%
Number of salaries quoted 2741 2816 3199
South West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.33%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £61,250 £62,500 £57,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing SQL Server as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server in the South West

SQL Server
Salary Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SQL Server in the South West.

Salary trend for SQL Server in the South West

SQL Server
Salary Histogram in the South West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in the South West over the 6 months to 22 October 2017.

Salary histogram for SQL Server in the South West

SQL Server
Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 6 months to 22 October 2017. 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
Bristol -2 566 £40,000 - 22
Somerset +2 285 £39,500 - 16
Gloucestershire +10 253 £42,500 +13.33% 19
Dorset +3 194 £37,500 - 17
Wiltshire +1 194 £40,000 +3.90% 8
Devon +5 127 £41,500 +22.06% 5
Cornwall -9 47 £27,500 +3.77% 1
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 22 October 2017, IT jobs citing SQL Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South West region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 968 (57.62%) .NET
2 919 (54.70%) C#
3 744 (44.29%) SQL
4 707 (42.08%) JavaScript
5 694 (41.31%) ASP.NET
6 666 (39.64%) Microsoft
7 602 (35.83%) MVC
8 586 (34.88%) Agile Software Development
9 553 (32.92%) HTML
10 478 (28.45%) CSS
11 371 (22.08%) Windows
12 358 (21.31%) ASP.NET MVC
13 342 (20.36%) Business Intelligence
14 306 (18.21%) TDD
15 266 (15.83%) T-SQL
15 266 (15.83%) .NET Framework
16 261 (15.54%) Microsoft Azure
17 249 (14.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 242 (14.40%) Degree
19 233 (13.87%) AngularJS
19 233 (13.87%) Finance
20 229 (13.63%) jQuery
21 227 (13.51%) Oracle
22 219 (13.04%) Java
23 217 (12.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
24 211 (12.56%) WCF
25 203 (12.08%) ASP.NET Web API
26 199 (11.85%) Web Development
27 185 (11.01%) Scrum
28 184 (10.95%) Git (software)

SQL Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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
1 155 (9.23%) SharePoint
2 151 (8.99%) IIS
3 59 (3.51%) Tomcat
4 47 (2.80%) MS Exchange
5 42 (2.50%) CMS
6 39 (2.32%) Umbraco
7 36 (2.14%) Apache
8 31 (1.85%) BizTalk Server
9 30 (1.79%) Elasticsearch
10 19 (1.13%) WebLogic
11 18 (1.07%) GlassFish
12 17 (1.01%) Confluence
13 16 (0.95%) Mule
13 16 (0.95%) Skype for Business
13 16 (0.95%) WebSphere
14 13 (0.77%) Anypoint
14 13 (0.77%) EPiServer
14 13 (0.77%) Mule ESB
14 13 (0.77%) SharePoint 2013
15 10 (0.60%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 111 (6.61%) Microsoft Excel
2 60 (3.57%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (0.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (0.48%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.30%) SPSS
6 4 (0.24%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.12%) Microsoft Project
7 2 (0.12%) SPSS Modeler
8 1 (0.060%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.060%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 28 (1.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (0.83%) Dynamics NAV
2 14 (0.83%) Visualfiles
3 11 (0.65%) Endur
4 8 (0.48%) Maximo
5 5 (0.30%) ResourceLink
6 4 (0.24%) Magento
7 3 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (0.18%) FastStats
8 2 (0.12%) Adobe Campaign
8 2 (0.12%) FastStats PeopleStage
8 2 (0.12%) nopCommerce
8 2 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
8 2 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
8 2 (0.12%) SAP Business ByDesign
8 2 (0.12%) SAP Business One
8 2 (0.12%) Unit4 Business World
9 1 (0.060%) BusinessWorks
9 1 (0.060%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 1 (0.060%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 261 (15.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 130 (7.74%) Amazon AWS
3 93 (5.54%) SaaS
4 59 (3.51%) Office 365
5 25 (1.49%) IaaS
6 23 (1.37%) PaaS
7 13 (0.77%) Google Play
8 12 (0.71%) GitHub
8 12 (0.71%) npm
9 9 (0.54%) Google Cloud Platform
10 7 (0.42%) Amazon S3
11 5 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
12 4 (0.24%) Amazon Kinesis
13 3 (0.18%) Azure Active Directory
14 2 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
14 2 (0.12%) Dynamics 365
14 2 (0.12%) OneDrive
14 2 (0.12%) Pure360
14 2 (0.12%) Silverpop
15 1 (0.060%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 72 (4.29%) Firewall
2 49 (2.92%) Internet
3 38 (2.26%) HTTP
4 34 (2.02%) DNS
5 26 (1.55%) DHCP
5 26 (1.55%) TCP/IP
6 23 (1.37%) SMS
7 22 (1.31%) Network Security
8 21 (1.25%) Intrusion Detection
8 21 (1.25%) LAN
9 18 (1.07%) SSL
9 18 (1.07%) WAN
10 13 (0.77%) SAN
11 11 (0.65%) Intranet
11 11 (0.65%) IP Telephony
11 11 (0.65%) VPN
12 10 (0.60%) Skype
12 10 (0.60%) VoIP
13 8 (0.48%) LDAP
14 6 (0.36%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 249 (14.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 217 (12.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 145 (8.63%) MySQL
4 144 (8.57%) SQL Server 2016
5 137 (8.15%) Data Warehouse
5 137 (8.15%) Relational Database
6 116 (6.90%) SQL Server 2014
7 114 (6.79%) NoSQL
8 110 (6.55%) SQL Server 2008
8 110 (6.55%) SQL Server 2012
9 102 (6.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 94 (5.60%) MongoDB
11 86 (5.12%) Power BI
11 86 (5.12%) RDBMS
12 65 (3.87%) QlikView
13 64 (3.81%) PostgreSQL
14 49 (2.92%) Oracle Database
15 47 (2.80%) BusinessObjects
16 41 (2.44%) Apache Cassandra
17 36 (2.14%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 184 (10.95%) Git (software)
2 134 (7.98%) Team Foundation Server
3 123 (7.32%) Visual Studio
4 65 (3.87%) NUnit
5 47 (2.80%) Subversion
6 37 (2.20%) JIRA
7 34 (2.02%) Selenium
8 33 (1.96%) Jenkins
8 33 (1.96%) JUnit
9 30 (1.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 30 (1.79%) Cucumber
10 28 (1.67%) Rhino Mocks
10 28 (1.67%) Visual Studio Team System
11 26 (1.55%) Eclipse
12 21 (1.25%) Moq
12 21 (1.25%) MSBuild
13 19 (1.13%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 17 (1.01%) NuGet
14 17 (1.01%) TeamCity
15 14 (0.83%) MSTest
General
1 233 (13.87%) Finance
2 114 (6.79%) Marketing
3 87 (5.18%) Manufacturing
4 86 (5.12%) Telecoms
5 78 (4.64%) Electronics
6 61 (3.63%) Retail
7 55 (3.27%) Games
8 52 (3.10%) Advertising
9 31 (1.85%) Banking
10 20 (1.19%) Legal
11 17 (1.01%) Online Betting
12 14 (0.83%) Front Office
12 14 (0.83%) Military
13 12 (0.71%) Music Industry
14 10 (0.60%) Local Government
14 10 (0.60%) Publishing
15 9 (0.54%) Law
16 4 (0.24%) Automotive
16 4 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
17 3 (0.18%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 1036 (61.67%) Developer
2 516 (30.71%) .NET Developer
3 304 (18.10%) C# Developer
4 218 (12.98%) Software Developer
5 213 (12.68%) C# .NET Developer
6 179 (10.65%) Analyst
7 142 (8.45%) ASP.NET Developer
8 127 (7.56%) Senior Developer
9 121 (7.20%) SQL Developer
10 111 (6.61%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 95 (5.65%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 89 (5.30%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
13 88 (5.24%) .NET Software Developer
14 85 (5.06%) C# Software Developer
14 85 (5.06%) Senior .NET Developer
15 83 (4.94%) Software Engineer
16 77 (4.58%) Junior
17 71 (4.23%) DBA
17 71 (4.23%) Graduate
18 70 (4.17%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 968 (57.62%) .NET
2 694 (41.31%) ASP.NET
3 553 (32.92%) HTML
4 478 (28.45%) CSS
5 358 (21.31%) ASP.NET MVC
6 266 (15.83%) .NET Framework
7 233 (13.87%) AngularJS
8 229 (13.63%) jQuery
9 211 (12.56%) WCF
10 203 (12.08%) ASP.NET Web API
11 166 (9.88%) Entity Framework
12 165 (9.82%) Web Services
13 148 (8.81%) XML
14 139 (8.27%) ASP.NET MVC 5
15 133 (7.92%) HTML5
16 122 (7.26%) RESTful
17 101 (6.01%) Node.js
18 95 (5.65%) REST
19 89 (5.30%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 81 (4.82%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 141 (8.39%) Analytical Skills
2 114 (6.79%) Greenfield Project
3 80 (4.76%) Computer Science
4 72 (4.29%) Management Information System
5 67 (3.99%) User Experience
6 28 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
7 21 (1.25%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 19 (1.13%) Renewable Energy
9 17 (1.01%) Fintech
9 17 (1.01%) Mobile App
9 17 (1.01%) Online Games
9 17 (1.01%) Streaming Music
10 16 (0.95%) Client/Server
10 16 (0.95%) iPhone
11 15 (0.89%) Data Structures
12 14 (0.83%) Data Centre
13 13 (0.77%) Virtual Team
14 11 (0.65%) Hybrid Cloud
14 11 (0.65%) iSeries
14 11 (0.65%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 371 (22.08%) Windows
2 155 (9.23%) Windows Server
3 97 (5.77%) Linux
4 93 (5.54%) Windows Server 2012
5 56 (3.33%) Windows 10
6 52 (3.10%) Windows 7
7 46 (2.74%) Unix
8 45 (2.68%) Windows Server 2008
9 31 (1.85%) Solaris
10 27 (1.61%) Android
11 21 (1.25%) Windows Server 2003
12 16 (0.95%) Windows 8
13 14 (0.83%) Windows XP
14 12 (0.71%) Apple iOS
15 9 (0.54%) AIX
16 7 (0.42%) CentOS
16 7 (0.42%) Mac OS X
16 7 (0.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 5 (0.30%) Windows 2000 Server
18 2 (0.12%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 602 (35.83%) MVC
2 586 (34.88%) Agile Software Development
3 342 (20.36%) Business Intelligence
4 306 (18.21%) TDD
5 199 (11.85%) Web Development
6 185 (11.01%) Scrum
7 167 (9.94%) BDD
8 153 (9.11%) OO
9 147 (8.75%) ETL
10 137 (8.15%) Software Engineering
11 136 (8.10%) Web Application Development
12 113 (6.73%) ITIL
13 108 (6.43%) SDLC
14 107 (6.37%) Unit Testing
15 102 (6.07%) Continuous Integration
16 91 (5.42%) Mentoring
17 83 (4.94%) Digital Marketing
18 80 (4.76%) Data Modelling
18 80 (4.76%) OOP
19 79 (4.70%) Dependency Injection
Programming Languages
1 919 (54.70%) C#
2 744 (44.29%) SQL
3 707 (42.08%) JavaScript
4 266 (15.83%) T-SQL
5 219 (13.04%) Java
6 119 (7.08%) PowerShell
7 102 (6.07%) PHP
8 74 (4.40%) VB.NET
9 58 (3.45%) C++
10 55 (3.27%) Ruby
10 55 (3.27%) VB
11 49 (2.92%) Python
12 40 (2.38%) VBA
13 31 (1.85%) VBScript
14 30 (1.79%) Perl
15 24 (1.43%) TypeScript
16 16 (0.95%) C
17 13 (0.77%) Groovy
17 13 (0.77%) PL/SQL
17 13 (0.77%) XPath
Qualifications
1 242 (14.40%) Degree
2 107 (6.37%) Security Cleared
3 67 (3.99%) SC Cleared
4 59 (3.51%) Microsoft Certification
5 56 (3.33%) Computer Science Degree
6 31 (1.85%) Numerate Degree
7 28 (1.67%) DV Cleared
8 20 (1.19%) MCSE
9 9 (0.54%) HND
9 9 (0.54%) ISTQB
10 8 (0.48%) Cisco Certification
10 8 (0.48%) MCPD
10 8 (0.48%) MCSA
11 7 (0.42%) ITIL Certification
12 6 (0.36%) HNC
12 6 (0.36%) MCITP
12 6 (0.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 5 (0.30%) CCNA
13 5 (0.30%) MCP
14 4 (0.24%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (3.75%) QA
2 23 (1.37%) SLA
3 21 (1.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 15 (0.89%) ISO 9001
5 10 (0.60%) PCI DSS
6 8 (0.48%) Data Quality
6 8 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 4 (0.24%) ISO 14001
8 3 (0.18%) ISO 13485
9 2 (0.12%) HL7
9 2 (0.12%) ISO 22301
10 1 (0.060%) WCAG
System Software
1 122 (7.26%) Active Directory
2 55 (3.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 50 (2.98%) Hyper-V
4 25 (1.49%) Virtual Desktop
5 21 (1.25%) Docker
6 17 (1.01%) BitLocker
7 13 (0.77%) VMware ESXi
8 12 (0.71%) vSphere
9 9 (0.54%) Virtual Machines
10 4 (0.24%) VMware Server
10 4 (0.24%) XenApp
10 4 (0.24%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
11 2 (0.12%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.060%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 1 (0.060%) DFS Replication
12 1 (0.060%) GlusterFS
12 1 (0.060%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.060%) VirtualBox
12 1 (0.060%) Xen
Systems Management
1 48 (2.86%) SCCM
2 24 (1.43%) SCOM
3 18 (1.07%) Backup Exec
4 16 (0.95%) SCVMM
5 13 (0.77%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 12 (0.71%) Puppet
7 11 (0.65%) CloudHub
8 10 (0.60%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 6 (0.36%) HAProxy
9 6 (0.36%) Kibana
9 6 (0.36%) Kubernetes
9 6 (0.36%) Microsoft Intune
9 6 (0.36%) Terraform
10 5 (0.30%) Ansible
10 5 (0.30%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 5 (0.30%) Opscode Chef
10 5 (0.30%) WSUS
10 5 (0.30%) ZABBIX
11 4 (0.24%) NetBackup
12 3 (0.18%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 666 (39.64%) Microsoft
2 227 (13.51%) Oracle
3 104 (6.19%) VMware
4 85 (5.06%) SAP
5 31 (1.85%) Tableau
6 29 (1.73%) Cisco
7 23 (1.37%) Citrix
7 23 (1.37%) Google
7 23 (1.37%) IBM
8 22 (1.31%) McAfee
9 21 (1.25%) HP
10 19 (1.13%) Facebook
11 14 (0.83%) RedGate
11 14 (0.83%) Veeam
12 13 (0.77%) Xamarin
13 12 (0.71%) Remedy
13 12 (0.71%) Sybase
14 11 (0.65%) Dell
14 11 (0.65%) OpenLink
14 11 (0.65%) Sitecore