Period
to 1 October 2020

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 1 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
England > South West
6 months to
1 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 19 18 12
Rank change year-on-year -1 -6 -1
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 338 1,112 1,454
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South West 10.52% 11.22% 14.08%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 36.34% 40.67% 48.26%
Number of salaries quoted 325 948 1,364
Median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £30,500 £26,750 £25,500
90th Percentile £56,000 £58,750 £57,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% 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 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 930 2,734 3,013
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 28.94% 27.58% 29.18%
Number of salaries quoted 779 2,242 2,624
Median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £31,750 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £68,750 £65,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing SQL Server as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing SQL Server in the South West over the 6 months to 1 October 2020.

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 1 October 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
Bristol -9 72 £42,500 -5.56% 39
Wiltshire -13 72 £48,000 +20.00% 13
Somerset +6 62 £45,000 +5.88% 11
Dorset -8 51 £40,000 - 17
Gloucestershire +11 46 £50,000 +11.11% 11
Devon +4 18 £29,500 -11.94% 13
Cornwall -6 4 £33,500 +3.08% 2
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 West region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 172 (50.89%) .NET
2 165 (48.82%) SQL
3 160 (47.34%) C#
4 145 (42.90%) Microsoft
5 129 (38.17%) Agile Software Development
6 121 (35.80%) JavaScript
7 118 (34.91%) ASP.NET
8 108 (31.95%) Azure
9 103 (30.47%) MVC
10 102 (30.18%) .NET Framework
11 88 (26.04%) HTML
12 83 (24.56%) Windows
13 80 (23.67%) CSS
14 77 (22.78%) DevOps
15 76 (22.49%) Scrum
16 70 (20.71%) AWS
17 61 (18.05%) .NET Core
18 58 (17.16%) ASP.NET MVC
19 55 (16.27%) Business Intelligence
20 54 (15.98%) T-SQL
21 53 (15.68%) Docker
22 47 (13.91%) Data Warehouse
22 47 (13.91%) Finance
23 46 (13.61%) ASP.NET Web API
24 42 (12.43%) Git (software)
25 40 (11.83%) Test Automation
25 40 (11.83%) Entity Framework
25 40 (11.83%) Linux
25 40 (11.83%) Analytical Skills
26 39 (11.54%) AngularJS

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 31 (9.17%) SharePoint
2 18 (5.33%) NServiceBus
3 17 (5.03%) IIS
4 15 (4.44%) Apache
5 13 (3.85%) Apache Airflow
6 8 (2.37%) Confluence
7 7 (2.07%) Tomcat
8 6 (1.78%) Exchange Server 2013
8 6 (1.78%) MS Exchange
9 5 (1.48%) CMS
10 4 (1.18%) Apache Spark
10 4 (1.18%) BizTalk Server
10 4 (1.18%) nginx
10 4 (1.18%) Umbraco
11 3 (0.89%) ArcGIS
11 3 (0.89%) SharePoint 2013
12 2 (0.59%) NetWeaver
12 2 (0.59%) SAS
12 2 (0.59%) SharePoint 2010
12 2 (0.59%) WebSphere
Applications
1 18 (5.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 17 (5.03%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.89%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (1.48%) Maximo
2 3 (0.89%) Aareon QL
2 3 (0.89%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.89%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.30%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
3 1 (0.30%) Magento
3 1 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.30%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 108 (31.95%) Azure
2 70 (20.71%) AWS
3 37 (10.95%) GCP
4 25 (7.40%) Power Platform
5 15 (4.44%) Office 365
6 14 (4.14%) Amazon S3
7 13 (3.85%) Amazon EC2
8 12 (3.55%) AWS Lambda
8 12 (3.55%) Serverless
9 11 (3.25%) OpenShift
10 10 (2.96%) SaaS
11 9 (2.66%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 9 (2.66%) AWS Fargate
11 9 (2.66%) PowerApps
12 7 (2.07%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 7 (2.07%) Dynamics 365
12 7 (2.07%) PaaS
12 7 (2.07%) Route 53
12 7 (2.07%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 4 (1.18%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 16 (4.73%) WAN
2 13 (3.85%) VPN
3 11 (3.25%) HTTP
4 7 (2.07%) Firewall
4 7 (2.07%) Network Security
5 6 (1.78%) SAN
6 5 (1.48%) DNS
6 5 (1.48%) Intrusion Detection
6 5 (1.48%) LAN
7 4 (1.18%) DHCP
7 4 (1.18%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (0.89%) Fibre Channel
8 3 (0.89%) iSCSI
8 3 (0.89%) NetScaler
8 3 (0.89%) Skype
8 3 (0.89%) SSL
9 2 (0.59%) Kerberos
9 2 (0.59%) TCP/IP
10 1 (0.30%) NAS
10 1 (0.30%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (13.91%) Data Warehouse
2 37 (10.95%) MongoDB
3 31 (9.17%) NoSQL
3 31 (9.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 29 (8.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 25 (7.40%) MySQL
6 24 (7.10%) Power BI
7 20 (5.92%) PostgreSQL
8 18 (5.33%) Relational Database
9 15 (4.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 14 (4.14%) Big Data
10 14 (4.14%) BigQuery
11 13 (3.85%) Hadoop
11 13 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
12 11 (3.25%) SQL Server 2012
13 10 (2.96%) Apache Cassandra
13 10 (2.96%) SQL Server 2005
14 9 (2.66%) Amazon RDS
14 9 (2.66%) Data Lake
15 8 (2.37%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 42 (12.43%) Git (software)
2 28 (8.28%) Visual Studio
3 24 (7.10%) Team Foundation Server
4 23 (6.80%) Jenkins
5 20 (5.92%) Cucumber
6 17 (5.03%) Selenium
7 13 (3.85%) JIRA
8 11 (3.25%) Subversion
9 10 (2.96%) SonarQube
10 9 (2.66%) MSI
10 9 (2.66%) Vagrant
10 9 (2.66%) WiX
11 6 (1.78%) Artifactory
11 6 (1.78%) Bitbucket Server
11 6 (1.78%) Maven
11 6 (1.78%) Sonatype Nexus
11 6 (1.78%) Visual Studio Team System
12 5 (1.48%) InstallShield
12 5 (1.48%) JUnit
13 4 (1.18%) jMock
General
1 47 (13.91%) Finance
2 16 (4.73%) Public Sector
3 11 (3.25%) Manufacturing
4 10 (2.96%) Telecoms
5 8 (2.37%) Back Office
5 8 (2.37%) Marketing
5 8 (2.37%) Retail
6 4 (1.18%) Aerospace
6 4 (1.18%) Electronics
7 2 (0.59%) Advertising
7 2 (0.59%) Law
8 1 (0.30%) Housing Association
Job Titles
1 201 (59.47%) Developer
2 61 (18.05%) .NET Developer
3 45 (13.31%) Software Developer
4 38 (11.24%) C# Developer
5 30 (8.88%) Senior Developer
6 25 (7.40%) Applications Developer
7 18 (5.33%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 18 (5.33%) Data Engineer
8 17 (5.03%) C# .NET Developer
8 17 (5.03%) Full Stack Developer
8 17 (5.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 15 (4.44%) Analyst
10 14 (4.14%) ASP.NET Developer
10 14 (4.14%) Lead Developer
10 14 (4.14%) Team Leader
11 13 (3.85%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 13 (3.85%) Senior .NET Developer
12 12 (3.55%) C# Software Developer
12 12 (3.55%) DevOps Engineer
12 12 (3.55%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 172 (50.89%) .NET
2 118 (34.91%) ASP.NET
3 102 (30.18%) .NET Framework
4 88 (26.04%) HTML
5 80 (23.67%) CSS
6 61 (18.05%) .NET Core
7 58 (17.16%) ASP.NET MVC
8 46 (13.61%) ASP.NET Web API
9 40 (11.83%) Entity Framework
10 39 (11.54%) AngularJS
11 37 (10.95%) jQuery
11 37 (10.95%) Vue.js
12 36 (10.65%) XML
13 31 (9.17%) REST
14 27 (7.99%) ASP.NET Core
15 26 (7.69%) Web Services
16 24 (7.10%) WCF
16 24 (7.10%) WPF
17 23 (6.80%) HTML5
17 23 (6.80%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 40 (11.83%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (5.92%) Greenfield Project
3 8 (2.37%) Reinsurance
4 7 (2.07%) Client/Server
4 7 (2.07%) Data Centre
4 7 (2.07%) Self-Motivation
4 7 (2.07%) User Experience
5 6 (1.78%) Driving Licence
5 6 (1.78%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (1.78%) Mobile App
6 4 (1.18%) Smartphone
7 3 (0.89%) Cloud Native
8 2 (0.59%) Data Structures
8 2 (0.59%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.59%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.30%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.30%) PKI
9 1 (0.30%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 83 (24.56%) Windows
2 40 (11.83%) Linux
3 18 (5.33%) Windows Server
4 12 (3.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (2.96%) CentOS
6 8 (2.37%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (2.07%) CoreOS
8 5 (1.48%) Windows Server 2016
8 5 (1.48%) Windows Server 2019
9 4 (1.18%) Ubuntu
9 4 (1.18%) Windows 7
10 3 (0.89%) HPUX
10 3 (0.89%) Oracle Linux
10 3 (0.89%) Solaris
10 3 (0.89%) Unix
10 3 (0.89%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.59%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.30%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (38.17%) Agile Software Development
2 103 (30.47%) MVC
3 77 (22.78%) DevOps
4 76 (22.49%) Scrum
5 55 (16.27%) Business Intelligence
6 40 (11.83%) Test Automation
7 38 (11.24%) Continuous Integration
8 34 (10.06%) ETL
8 34 (10.06%) SDLC
9 33 (9.76%) Continuous Improvement
10 31 (9.17%) OO
11 30 (8.88%) TDD
12 28 (8.28%) Analytics
12 28 (8.28%) Mentoring
13 26 (7.69%) Unit Testing
14 25 (7.40%) ERP
14 25 (7.40%) Project Delivery
14 25 (7.40%) Web Development
15 24 (7.10%) Fintech
16 23 (6.80%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 165 (48.82%) SQL
2 160 (47.34%) C#
3 121 (35.80%) JavaScript
4 54 (15.98%) T-SQL
5 31 (9.17%) Java
6 28 (8.28%) TypeScript
7 18 (5.33%) Python
8 12 (3.55%) C++
8 12 (3.55%) VBScript
9 11 (3.25%) C
9 11 (3.25%) PL/SQL
9 11 (3.25%) PowerShell
10 10 (2.96%) Ruby
11 9 (2.66%) Bash Shell
11 9 (2.66%) VC++
12 8 (2.37%) PHP
13 7 (2.07%) VB
14 5 (1.48%) C++/CLI
14 5 (1.48%) VB.NET
15 4 (1.18%) R
Qualifications
1 32 (9.47%) Degree
2 26 (7.69%) Security Cleared
3 22 (6.51%) SC Cleared
4 13 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (3.25%) Computer Science Degree
6 6 (1.78%) HND
7 5 (1.48%) DBS Check
7 5 (1.48%) HNC
8 4 (1.18%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 4 (1.18%) MCSA
8 4 (1.18%) MCSE
9 3 (0.89%) CCNA
9 3 (0.89%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (0.89%) DV Cleared
9 3 (0.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (0.59%) MCPD
11 1 (0.30%) AWS Certification
11 1 (0.30%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.55%) QA
2 2 (0.59%) GDPR
3 1 (0.30%) PMO
System Software
1 53 (15.68%) Docker
2 29 (8.58%) Active Directory
3 16 (4.73%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (2.66%) VirtualBox
5 7 (2.07%) GlusterFS
5 7 (2.07%) vSphere
6 5 (1.48%) Firmware
7 3 (0.89%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 3 (0.89%) XenApp
7 3 (0.89%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.59%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.59%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 19 (5.62%) Kubernetes
2 13 (3.85%) Terraform
3 10 (2.96%) Ansible
4 6 (1.78%) Nagios
5 4 (1.18%) AirWatch
5 4 (1.18%) MIIS
5 4 (1.18%) NetIQ Identity Manager
6 3 (0.89%) Backup Exec
6 3 (0.89%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (0.59%) vCenter Server
8 1 (0.30%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.30%) SCCM
Vendors
1 145 (42.90%) Microsoft
2 34 (10.06%) VMware
3 30 (8.88%) Oracle
4 22 (6.51%) Dell
5 18 (5.33%) SAP
6 17 (5.03%) Cisco
7 15 (4.44%) Google
8 14 (4.14%) Tableau
9 12 (3.55%) Sage
10 11 (3.25%) Red Hat
11 10 (2.96%) Teradata
12 9 (2.66%) Splunk
13 8 (2.37%) Cadence
14 6 (1.78%) AppDynamics
14 6 (1.78%) HP
14 6 (1.78%) New Relic
15 5 (1.48%) IBM
15 5 (1.48%) Talend
15 5 (1.48%) Xamarin
16 4 (1.18%) Progress