Period
to 19 September 2021

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 19 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
England > South West
6 months to
19 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 30 20 20
Rank change year-on-year -10 0 -8
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 596 352 1,123
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South West 7.88% 10.60% 11.21%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 29.87% 35.70% 39.10%
Number of salaries quoted 491 298 936
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £26,750
25th Percentile £37,500 £33,750 £31,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year +11.76% - +6.25%
75th Percentile £55,000 £52,500 £51,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £55,475 £58,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -

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 1,995 986 2,872
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 26.37% 29.68% 28.66%
Number of salaries quoted 1,375 838 2,353
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £27,500
25th Percentile £37,500 £36,319 £33,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
75th Percentile £59,999 £55,250 £55,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £68,750 £65,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +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 19 September 2021.

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 19 September 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
Bristol -6 273 £45,000 +12.50% 47
Gloucestershire +4 105 £47,500 -7.32% 20
Dorset -13 68 £47,500 +18.75% 17
Wiltshire -18 44 £48,750 +2.63% 19
Somerset -27 40 £50,000 +11.11% 9
Devon +8 36 £37,500 +27.12% 18
Cornwall -12 10 £39,000 +13.87% 4
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 West region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 345 (57.89%) .NET
2 339 (56.88%) C#
3 302 (50.67%) Azure
4 268 (44.97%) SQL
5 260 (43.62%) Microsoft
6 232 (38.93%) JavaScript
7 225 (37.75%) Agile Software Development
8 191 (32.05%) HTML
9 183 (30.70%) DevOps
10 156 (26.17%) CSS
11 151 (25.34%) MVC
12 148 (24.83%) ASP.NET
13 137 (22.99%) Business Intelligence
14 136 (22.82%) AWS
15 135 (22.65%) .NET Framework
16 132 (22.15%) .NET Core
17 130 (21.81%) Finance
18 128 (21.48%) Scrum
19 125 (20.97%) AngularJS
20 124 (20.81%) Social Skills
21 108 (18.12%) T-SQL
22 100 (16.78%) Windows
22 100 (16.78%) Data Warehouse
23 96 (16.11%) Software Engineering
24 92 (15.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
25 89 (14.93%) React
26 82 (13.76%) ASP.NET Web API
27 80 (13.42%) Web Services
28 78 (13.09%) ASP.NET MVC
29 77 (12.92%) 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 22 (3.69%) Elasticsearch
1 22 (3.69%) IIS
2 20 (3.36%) SharePoint
3 19 (3.19%) CMS
4 18 (3.02%) MS Exchange
5 17 (2.85%) Umbraco
6 13 (2.18%) Sitecore CMS
7 12 (2.01%) NServiceBus
8 11 (1.85%) EPiServer
9 9 (1.51%) Exchange Server 2013
9 9 (1.51%) SharePoint 2013
10 8 (1.34%) Skype for Business
11 7 (1.17%) Kentico
12 6 (1.01%) Sitefinity
12 6 (1.01%) WebLogic
13 5 (0.84%) Headless CMS
14 4 (0.67%) Confluence
14 4 (0.67%) Tomcat
15 3 (0.50%) Apache
15 3 (0.50%) SAS
Applications
1 15 (2.52%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (2.18%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 9 (1.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.01%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (1.01%) Payment Gateway
3 5 (0.84%) FastStats
3 5 (0.84%) SAP S/4HANA
4 4 (0.67%) Dynamics NAV
4 4 (0.67%) NetSuite
4 4 (0.67%) Unit4 Business World
5 2 (0.34%) FastStats PeopleStage
5 2 (0.34%) IBM Planning Analytics
5 2 (0.34%) Infor SunSystems
5 2 (0.34%) SAP Business One
6 1 (0.17%) Acoustic Campaign
6 1 (0.17%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
6 1 (0.17%) JDE EnterpriseOne
6 1 (0.17%) Line 50
6 1 (0.17%) Maximo
6 1 (0.17%) Sage 200
6 1 (0.17%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.17%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 302 (50.67%) Azure
2 136 (22.82%) AWS
3 60 (10.07%) Power Platform
4 51 (8.56%) GCP
4 51 (8.56%) GitHub
5 34 (5.70%) SaaS
6 23 (3.86%) Microsoft 365
6 23 (3.86%) Serverless
7 17 (2.85%) Dynamics 365
8 13 (2.18%) Snowflake
9 11 (1.85%) Azure Data Factory
10 9 (1.51%) Azure Cosmos DB
11 7 (1.17%) AWS Step Functions
11 7 (1.17%) IaaS
11 7 (1.17%) Twilio
12 6 (1.01%) PaaS
13 5 (0.84%) Azure Logic Apps
14 4 (0.67%) npm
15 3 (0.50%) Matillion
15 3 (0.50%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 16 (2.68%) HTTP
2 13 (2.18%) DNS
2 13 (2.18%) Internet
3 11 (1.85%) Firewall
3 11 (1.85%) TCP/IP
4 10 (1.68%) DHCP
5 8 (1.34%) SAN
5 8 (1.34%) Skype
6 7 (1.17%) WAN
7 6 (1.01%) LAN
7 6 (1.01%) VPN
7 6 (1.01%) Wireless
8 5 (0.84%) Fibre Channel
8 5 (0.84%) iSCSI
8 5 (0.84%) MPLS
8 5 (0.84%) VLAN
9 3 (0.50%) VoIP
9 3 (0.50%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (0.34%) Network Security
11 1 (0.17%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 100 (16.78%) Data Warehouse
2 92 (15.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 75 (12.58%) Relational Database
4 70 (11.74%) MySQL
4 70 (11.74%) PostgreSQL
5 63 (10.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 60 (10.07%) Power BI
7 48 (8.05%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 36 (6.04%) SQL Server 2016
9 33 (5.54%) RDBMS
10 28 (4.70%) MongoDB
10 28 (4.70%) NoSQL
11 25 (4.19%) SQL Server 2012
12 18 (3.02%) Apache Cassandra
13 17 (2.85%) SQL Server 2008
14 15 (2.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 15 (2.52%) Tableau
15 13 (2.18%) Azure SQL Database
16 11 (1.85%) Big Data
17 10 (1.68%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 77 (12.92%) Git (software)
2 70 (11.74%) Team Foundation Server
3 49 (8.22%) Visual Studio
4 28 (4.70%) Selenium
5 25 (4.19%) JIRA
6 16 (2.68%) Jenkins
7 15 (2.52%) NUnit
8 14 (2.35%) Maven
9 10 (1.68%) Gradle
10 7 (1.17%) SpecFlow
10 7 (1.17%) Subversion
11 5 (0.84%) Bitbucket
11 5 (0.84%) Cucumber
11 5 (0.84%) git-flow
11 5 (0.84%) ReSharper
12 4 (0.67%) gulp
12 4 (0.67%) HP UFT
12 4 (0.67%) Mercurial
12 4 (0.67%) Octopus Deploy
12 4 (0.67%) TeamCity
General
1 130 (21.81%) Finance
2 124 (20.81%) Social Skills
3 58 (9.73%) Marketing
4 48 (8.05%) Analytical Skills
5 43 (7.21%) Public Sector
6 36 (6.04%) Manufacturing
7 35 (5.87%) Electronics
8 32 (5.37%) Telecoms
9 30 (5.03%) Games
10 23 (3.86%) Retail
11 12 (2.01%) Banking
12 11 (1.85%) Automotive
13 9 (1.51%) Law
14 8 (1.34%) Documentation Skills
15 5 (0.84%) Back Office
15 5 (0.84%) Humanities
15 5 (0.84%) Inclusion and Diversity
15 5 (0.84%) Publishing
16 4 (0.67%) Local Government
16 4 (0.67%) Military
Job Titles
1 299 (50.17%) Developer
2 107 (17.95%) .NET Developer
3 91 (15.27%) Software Developer
4 74 (12.42%) Software Engineer
5 61 (10.23%) C# Developer
6 57 (9.56%) Senior Developer
7 43 (7.21%) Administrator
8 36 (6.04%) DBA
9 34 (5.70%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 32 (5.37%) C# .NET Developer
11 31 (5.20%) .NET Software Developer
12 30 (5.03%) Analyst
13 29 (4.87%) Java Developer
14 28 (4.70%) Full Stack Developer
14 28 (4.70%) Senior Software Engineer
15 25 (4.19%) Senior .NET Developer
15 25 (4.19%) SQL Developer
16 23 (3.86%) Architect
16 23 (3.86%) C# Software Engineer
16 23 (3.86%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 345 (57.89%) .NET
2 191 (32.05%) HTML
3 156 (26.17%) CSS
4 148 (24.83%) ASP.NET
5 135 (22.65%) .NET Framework
6 132 (22.15%) .NET Core
7 125 (20.97%) AngularJS
8 89 (14.93%) React
9 82 (13.76%) ASP.NET Web API
10 80 (13.42%) Web Services
11 78 (13.09%) ASP.NET MVC
12 71 (11.91%) jQuery
13 63 (10.57%) XML
14 52 (8.72%) Vue.js
15 43 (7.21%) REST
16 40 (6.71%) Entity Framework
17 33 (5.54%) RESTful
18 32 (5.37%) Node.js
19 31 (5.20%) Spring
20 30 (5.03%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 27 (4.53%) Clustering
2 26 (4.36%) User Experience
3 21 (3.52%) Greenfield Project
4 17 (2.85%) Self-Motivation
5 14 (2.35%) Management Information System
6 13 (2.18%) Data Structures
6 13 (2.18%) Public Cloud
7 10 (1.68%) Driving Licence
8 9 (1.51%) Data Centre
8 9 (1.51%) Mobile App
9 8 (1.34%) Enterprise Software
9 8 (1.34%) Replication
10 5 (0.84%) Analytical Mindset
10 5 (0.84%) Marketing Technology
10 5 (0.84%) Reinsurance
11 4 (0.67%) Client/Server
11 4 (0.67%) Housing Association
11 4 (0.67%) Legacy Systems
12 3 (0.50%) Acoustics
12 3 (0.50%) Cybercrime
Operating Systems
1 100 (16.78%) Windows
2 48 (8.05%) Windows Server
3 24 (4.03%) Linux
4 13 (2.18%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (1.68%) Unix
5 10 (1.68%) Windows Server 2016
6 8 (1.34%) Windows Server 2019
7 6 (1.01%) Windows 10
8 5 (0.84%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.34%) AIX
9 2 (0.34%) HPUX
9 2 (0.34%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.34%) Windows Vista
9 2 (0.34%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.17%) Android
10 1 (0.17%) CentOS
10 1 (0.17%) MVS
10 1 (0.17%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.17%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 225 (37.75%) Agile Software Development
2 183 (30.70%) DevOps
3 151 (25.34%) MVC
4 137 (22.99%) Business Intelligence
5 128 (21.48%) Scrum
6 96 (16.11%) Software Engineering
7 72 (12.08%) ETL
7 72 (12.08%) Problem-Solving
8 70 (11.74%) Full Stack Development
9 64 (10.74%) Microservices
10 57 (9.56%) SDLC
10 57 (9.56%) Test Automation
11 56 (9.40%) TDD
11 56 (9.40%) Unit Testing
12 52 (8.72%) Analytics
13 51 (8.56%) OO
14 42 (7.05%) E-Commerce
15 41 (6.88%) Data Modelling
16 40 (6.71%) Digital Marketing
17 37 (6.21%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 339 (56.88%) C#
2 268 (44.97%) SQL
3 232 (38.93%) JavaScript
4 108 (18.12%) T-SQL
5 71 (11.91%) Python
6 65 (10.91%) PowerShell
7 54 (9.06%) Java
8 49 (8.22%) TypeScript
9 20 (3.36%) VB.NET
10 19 (3.19%) R
11 18 (3.02%) C++
12 17 (2.85%) PHP
13 16 (2.68%) VB
14 15 (2.52%) Bash Shell
14 15 (2.52%) VBScript
15 11 (1.85%) C
16 10 (1.68%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 10 (1.68%) Go
16 10 (1.68%) Kotlin
16 10 (1.68%) VBA
Qualifications
1 33 (5.54%) Microsoft Certification
2 27 (4.53%) Degree
3 22 (3.69%) Security Cleared
4 19 (3.19%) SC Cleared
5 15 (2.52%) DV Cleared
5 15 (2.52%) ISTQB
6 13 (2.18%) ISEB
7 10 (1.68%) MCSE
8 8 (1.34%) HNC
8 8 (1.34%) HND
8 8 (1.34%) MCSA
9 7 (1.17%) AWS Certification
9 7 (1.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 5 (0.84%) CCA
10 5 (0.84%) Citrix Certification
10 5 (0.84%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (0.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 4 (0.67%) Computer Science Degree
11 4 (0.67%) TOGAF Certification
12 3 (0.50%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (6.21%) QA
2 22 (3.69%) GDPR
3 11 (1.85%) Data Quality
4 9 (1.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.84%) Accessibility
5 5 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 2 (0.34%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.17%) SLA
System Software
1 53 (8.89%) Docker
2 35 (5.87%) Active Directory
3 25 (4.19%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (1.51%) vSphere
5 8 (1.34%) XenApp
6 7 (1.17%) Hyper-V
6 7 (1.17%) XenDesktop
7 5 (0.84%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.34%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.17%) Firmware
9 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.17%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.17%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.17%) Xen
Systems Management
1 38 (6.38%) Kubernetes
2 13 (2.18%) Ansible
3 8 (1.34%) Terraform
4 6 (1.01%) Oracle RMAN
5 5 (0.84%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 4 (0.67%) Puppet
7 3 (0.50%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.34%) HP ALM
8 2 (0.34%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (0.34%) Microsoft Clustering
8 2 (0.34%) SCCM
9 1 (0.17%) Docker Swarm
9 1 (0.17%) Failover Clustering
9 1 (0.17%) MIIS
9 1 (0.17%) Nagios
9 1 (0.17%) NetIQ Identity Manager
9 1 (0.17%) Proxmox
9 1 (0.17%) Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.17%) vCenter Server
9 1 (0.17%) WSUS
Vendors
1 260 (43.62%) Microsoft
2 59 (9.90%) Oracle
3 45 (7.55%) SAP
4 40 (6.71%) Google
5 31 (5.20%) VMware
6 29 (4.87%) Salesforce.com
7 17 (2.85%) Citrix
8 13 (2.18%) Sitecore
8 13 (2.18%) Xamarin
9 10 (1.68%) IBM
10 9 (1.51%) Dell
11 8 (1.34%) Sophos
12 7 (1.17%) HP
13 5 (0.84%) Alterian
13 5 (0.84%) Cisco
13 5 (0.84%) EMC
13 5 (0.84%) NetApp
13 5 (0.84%) Sage
13 5 (0.84%) Talend
13 5 (0.84%) Veeam