Period
to 19 February 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 19 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
England > South West
6 months to
19 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 21 16 8
Rank change year-on-year -5 -8 +4
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 819 1,205 1,819
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 9.85% 11.94% 17.88%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 38.56% 41.10% 52.77%
Number of salaries quoted 722 1,001 1,605
South West median annual salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £57,375 £58,750 £57,500
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 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 2,124 2,932 3,447
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 25.54% 29.05% 33.87%
Number of salaries quoted 1,807 2,499 2,900
South West median annual salary £44,490 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.13% +12.50% -5.88%
10th Percentile £28,383 £28,450 £27,500
90th Percentile £62,100 £67,787 £60,000
England median annual salary £53,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +1.90% +5.00% +5.26%

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 19 February 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 19 February 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 -3 287 £47,500 +5.56% 62
Wiltshire -1 168 £40,000 - 40
Gloucestershire -20 110 £44,750 +8.08% 23
Dorset -4 105 £35,000 -12.50% 33
Somerset -10 76 £42,500 - 30
Devon +14 55 £42,500 +6.25% 46
Cornwall +6 17 £45,000 +38.46% 8
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 19 February 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.

1 430 (52.50%) C#
2 428 (52.26%) .NET
3 406 (49.57%) SQL
4 357 (43.59%) Agile Software Development
5 342 (41.76%) Microsoft
6 321 (39.19%) JavaScript
7 274 (33.46%) ASP.NET
8 251 (30.65%) MVC
9 249 (30.40%) Azure
10 186 (22.71%) AngularJS
11 181 (22.10%) HTML
11 181 (22.10%) CSS
12 167 (20.39%) Windows
13 166 (20.27%) jQuery
14 163 (19.90%) Scrum
15 162 (19.78%) Oracle
16 158 (19.29%) Business Intelligence
17 154 (18.80%) Finance
18 134 (16.36%) ASP.NET MVC
19 131 (16.00%) .NET Framework
20 126 (15.38%) T-SQL
21 116 (14.16%) Problem-Solving
22 113 (13.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
23 110 (13.43%) Web Services
24 101 (12.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
25 95 (11.60%) Active Directory
26 93 (11.36%) Marketing
27 89 (10.87%) DevOps
28 87 (10.62%) ASP.NET Web API
28 87 (10.62%) Entity Framework

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 59 (7.20%) SharePoint
2 33 (4.03%) IIS
3 32 (3.91%) Confluence
4 22 (2.69%) MS Exchange
5 20 (2.44%) CMS
6 18 (2.20%) Tomcat
7 12 (1.47%) Drupal
8 8 (0.98%) Skype for Business
9 4 (0.49%) Elasticsearch
9 4 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2013
9 4 (0.49%) JBoss
10 3 (0.37%) SharePoint Server
10 3 (0.37%) Umbraco
11 2 (0.24%) MediaWiki
11 2 (0.24%) SAS
11 2 (0.24%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.24%) WordPress
12 1 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2010
12 1 (0.12%) nginx
12 1 (0.12%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 33 (4.03%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (1.47%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.37%) InfoPath
4 2 (0.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.24%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.12%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 12 (1.47%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 3 (0.37%) Magento
3 2 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.24%) Exchequer
3 2 (0.24%) Raiser's Edge
4 1 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.12%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.12%) Oracle iProcurement
4 1 (0.12%) Sage CRM
4 1 (0.12%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 249 (30.40%) Azure
2 84 (10.26%) AWS
3 81 (9.89%) Office 365
4 59 (7.20%) Power Platform
5 52 (6.35%) SaaS
6 32 (3.91%) GCP
7 27 (3.30%) OneDrive
8 18 (2.20%) Azure Stack
9 14 (1.71%) IaaS
10 11 (1.34%) Azure Data Factory
11 10 (1.22%) Azure Active Directory
12 7 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
12 7 (0.85%) Serverless
13 5 (0.61%) Amazon EC2
13 5 (0.61%) Amazon EMR
13 5 (0.61%) Amazon S3
13 5 (0.61%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 5 (0.61%) OpenShift
13 5 (0.61%) PaaS
13 5 (0.61%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 44 (5.37%) TCP/IP
2 38 (4.64%) DNS
3 26 (3.17%) DHCP
3 26 (3.17%) Firewall
4 22 (2.69%) SAN
5 21 (2.56%) Skype
5 21 (2.56%) VPN
6 20 (2.44%) NetScaler
7 17 (2.08%) HTTP
8 14 (1.71%) LAN
8 14 (1.71%) WAN
9 13 (1.59%) VLAN
9 13 (1.59%) Wireless
10 11 (1.34%) IPv4
10 11 (1.34%) SSL
11 8 (0.98%) NAS
12 5 (0.61%) Internet
12 5 (0.61%) Intranet
12 5 (0.61%) Remote Desktop
13 4 (0.49%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 113 (13.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 101 (12.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 81 (9.89%) MySQL
4 63 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
5 60 (7.33%) Relational Database
6 58 (7.08%) Power BI
7 48 (5.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 41 (5.01%) SQL Server 2012
9 40 (4.88%) PostgreSQL
10 38 (4.64%) MongoDB
11 37 (4.52%) SQL Server 2008
12 34 (4.15%) NoSQL
12 34 (4.15%) SQL Server 2016
13 25 (3.05%) Oracle Database
14 24 (2.93%) RDBMS
15 19 (2.32%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 18 (2.20%) Big Data
16 18 (2.20%) SQL Server 2014
17 17 (2.08%) Amazon Redshift
18 15 (1.83%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 65 (7.94%) Git (software)
2 57 (6.96%) Team Foundation Server
3 54 (6.59%) Visual Studio
4 51 (6.23%) JIRA
5 25 (3.05%) Jenkins
6 18 (2.20%) SoapUI
7 17 (2.08%) Postman
8 15 (1.83%) Bitbucket
9 14 (1.71%) JUnit
9 14 (1.71%) NUnit
9 14 (1.71%) Subversion
10 13 (1.59%) Selenium
11 11 (1.34%) Visual Studio Team System
12 10 (1.22%) Cucumber
12 10 (1.22%) TestRail
12 10 (1.22%) Zephyr
13 8 (0.98%) GitLab
13 8 (0.98%) MSTest
13 8 (0.98%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 8 (0.98%) TeamCity
General
1 154 (18.80%) Finance
2 93 (11.36%) Marketing
3 86 (10.50%) Manufacturing
4 79 (9.65%) Public Sector
4 79 (9.65%) Telecoms
5 74 (9.04%) Electronics
6 49 (5.98%) Retail
7 15 (1.83%) Legal
8 8 (0.98%) Automotive
8 8 (0.98%) Banking
9 7 (0.85%) Local Government
10 5 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
11 4 (0.49%) Games
11 4 (0.49%) Military
12 3 (0.37%) Advertising
12 3 (0.37%) Aerospace
12 3 (0.37%) Back Office
13 2 (0.24%) Law
13 2 (0.24%) Police
14 1 (0.12%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 467 (57.02%) Developer
2 184 (22.47%) .NET Developer
3 135 (16.48%) Software Developer
4 133 (16.24%) C# Developer
5 92 (11.23%) C# .NET Developer
6 81 (9.89%) Senior Developer
7 69 (8.42%) Analyst
8 61 (7.45%) .NET Software Developer
8 61 (7.45%) C# Software Developer
9 48 (5.86%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 44 (5.37%) SQL Developer
11 39 (4.76%) ASP.NET Developer
11 39 (4.76%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 35 (4.27%) DBA
13 31 (3.79%) Applications Support
13 31 (3.79%) Architect
14 30 (3.66%) Administrator
14 30 (3.66%) Senior .NET Developer
14 30 (3.66%) Support Engineer
14 30 (3.66%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 428 (52.26%) .NET
2 274 (33.46%) ASP.NET
3 186 (22.71%) AngularJS
4 181 (22.10%) CSS
4 181 (22.10%) HTML
5 166 (20.27%) jQuery
6 134 (16.36%) ASP.NET MVC
7 131 (16.00%) .NET Framework
8 110 (13.43%) Web Services
9 87 (10.62%) ASP.NET Web API
9 87 (10.62%) Entity Framework
10 79 (9.65%) React
11 76 (9.28%) .NET Core
12 64 (7.81%) WCF
13 62 (7.57%) XML
14 61 (7.45%) Node.js
14 61 (7.45%) REST
15 39 (4.76%) HTML5
16 38 (4.64%) RESTful
17 37 (4.52%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 75 (9.16%) Analytical Skills
2 55 (6.72%) Greenfield Project
3 26 (3.17%) Self-Motivation
4 23 (2.81%) Enterprise Software
4 23 (2.81%) Mobile App
5 21 (2.56%) Management Information System
6 18 (2.20%) Driving Licence
6 18 (2.20%) NHS
7 17 (2.08%) BBC
7 17 (2.08%) Reinsurance
8 13 (1.59%) Data Centre
8 13 (1.59%) Linux Command Line
8 13 (1.59%) User Experience
9 7 (0.85%) Clustering
10 6 (0.73%) Private Cloud
11 5 (0.61%) CESG
11 5 (0.61%) Public Cloud
12 4 (0.49%) e-Learning
13 3 (0.37%) Algorithms
13 3 (0.37%) Digital Signage
Operating Systems
1 167 (20.39%) Windows
2 76 (9.28%) Linux
3 69 (8.42%) Windows Server
4 58 (7.08%) Unix
5 19 (2.32%) Mac OS
6 17 (2.08%) Windows Server 2008
7 14 (1.71%) Solaris
8 13 (1.59%) Windows Server 2012
9 11 (1.34%) Android
9 11 (1.34%) Apple iOS
10 8 (0.98%) AIX
11 7 (0.85%) CentOS
12 5 (0.61%) CoreOS
12 5 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (0.61%) Ubuntu
13 4 (0.49%) Oracle Linux
13 4 (0.49%) Windows 7
14 3 (0.37%) Windows 10
15 2 (0.24%) HPUX
15 2 (0.24%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 357 (43.59%) Agile Software Development
2 251 (30.65%) MVC
3 163 (19.90%) Scrum
4 158 (19.29%) Business Intelligence
5 116 (14.16%) Problem-Solving
6 89 (10.87%) DevOps
7 85 (10.38%) TDD
8 81 (9.89%) Digital Marketing
9 77 (9.40%) ITIL
9 77 (9.40%) Software Engineering
10 74 (9.04%) Test Automation
11 69 (8.42%) Web Development
12 68 (8.30%) Programme Management
13 67 (8.18%) ETL
14 57 (6.96%) SDLC
15 53 (6.47%) CRM
16 48 (5.86%) Continuous Integration
17 45 (5.49%) E-Commerce
18 44 (5.37%) Unit Testing
19 43 (5.25%) OO
Programming Languages
1 430 (52.50%) C#
2 406 (49.57%) SQL
3 321 (39.19%) JavaScript
4 126 (15.38%) T-SQL
5 72 (8.79%) PowerShell
6 69 (8.42%) Python
7 66 (8.06%) TypeScript
8 57 (6.96%) Java
9 39 (4.76%) VB.NET
10 35 (4.27%) PHP
11 23 (2.81%) Bash Shell
12 22 (2.69%) Ruby
13 20 (2.44%) Shell Script
14 19 (2.32%) C++
14 19 (2.32%) PL/SQL
15 14 (1.71%) ES6
16 11 (1.34%) VB
17 10 (1.22%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
18 9 (1.10%) Delphi
19 8 (0.98%) VB6
Qualifications
1 55 (6.72%) Degree
2 40 (4.88%) Security Cleared
3 25 (3.05%) SC Cleared
4 21 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
5 17 (2.08%) DV Cleared
6 12 (1.47%) MCP
7 11 (1.34%) BPSS Clearance
7 11 (1.34%) Computer Science Degree
7 11 (1.34%) DBS Check
8 10 (1.22%) CCA
8 10 (1.22%) ISTQB
8 10 (1.22%) RHCE
9 7 (0.85%) CCNA
9 7 (0.85%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (0.73%) MCSA
11 5 (0.61%) CESG Certified Professional
11 5 (0.61%) Citrix Certification
12 4 (0.49%) MCAD
12 4 (0.49%) MCSD
13 3 (0.37%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (3.30%) QA
2 15 (1.83%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 6 (0.73%) GDPR
3 6 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.37%) SLA
5 2 (0.24%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.12%) COBIT
6 1 (0.12%) HL7
System Software
1 95 (11.60%) Active Directory
2 42 (5.13%) Docker
3 33 (4.03%) VMware Infrastructure
4 28 (3.42%) Hyper-V
5 20 (2.44%) Microsoft App-V
5 20 (2.44%) XenApp
6 15 (1.83%) XenDesktop
7 8 (0.98%) vSphere
8 6 (0.73%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (0.61%) GlusterFS
9 5 (0.61%) VirtualBox
10 2 (0.24%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 2 (0.24%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (0.24%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (0.24%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.12%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 27 (3.30%) SCCM
2 20 (2.44%) SCOM
3 18 (2.20%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 18 (2.20%) SCOrch
4 17 (2.08%) Kubernetes
5 9 (1.10%) Ansible
5 9 (1.10%) Terraform
6 8 (0.98%) Nagios
6 8 (0.98%) WSUS
7 7 (0.85%) Puppet
8 5 (0.61%) OSSEC
8 5 (0.61%) vCenter Server
9 4 (0.49%) ZABBIX
10 3 (0.37%) Backup Exec
10 3 (0.37%) Data Guard
10 3 (0.37%) Opscode Chef
11 2 (0.24%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
11 2 (0.24%) McAfee ePO
12 1 (0.12%) HAProxy
12 1 (0.12%) Kibana
Vendors
1 342 (41.76%) Microsoft
2 162 (19.78%) Oracle
3 87 (10.62%) SAP
4 52 (6.35%) VMware
5 30 (3.66%) Google
6 28 (3.42%) HP
7 27 (3.30%) Cisco
8 22 (2.69%) Tableau
9 20 (2.44%) Citrix
10 18 (2.20%) Atlassian
11 17 (2.08%) Dell
11 17 (2.08%) Sage
12 15 (1.83%) Salesforce.com
12 15 (1.83%) Splunk
13 14 (1.71%) Red Hat
14 12 (1.47%) Informatica
14 12 (1.47%) MuleSoft
15 11 (1.34%) EMC
16 10 (1.22%) Sencha
16 10 (1.22%) Talend