Period
to 15 January 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 15 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
England > South West
6 months to
15 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 23 21 17
Rank change year-on-year -2 -4 -9
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 420 863 1,138
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South West 9.32% 9.85% 11.67%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 33.82% 37.82% 40.91%
Number of salaries quoted 430 793 1,032
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,029
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.59% +2.57%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £28,275
90th Percentile £61,375 £57,500 £60,000
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 1,242 2,282 2,782
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 27.56% 26.05% 28.52%
Number of salaries quoted 1,039 1,944 2,399
Median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £28,450
90th Percentile £63,750 £62,500 £67,787
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
% 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 15 January 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 15 January 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 -11 141 £47,500 +5.56% 24
Wiltshire -8 71 £50,000 +25.00% 16
Somerset +15 61 £42,500 - 10
Gloucestershire +17 60 £52,500 +16.67% 19
Devon +8 35 £36,212 -3.43% 17
Dorset -12 33 £41,875 +4.69% 9
Cornwall -13 6 £33,500 -25.56% 1
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 15 January 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.

1 235 (55.95%) C#
2 221 (52.62%) .NET
3 202 (48.10%) SQL
4 185 (44.05%) Azure
5 173 (41.19%) Agile Software Development
6 163 (38.81%) JavaScript
7 160 (38.10%) Microsoft
8 131 (31.19%) ASP.NET
9 127 (30.24%) MVC
10 118 (28.10%) HTML
11 112 (26.67%) Scrum
12 111 (26.43%) CSS
13 108 (25.71%) DevOps
14 100 (23.81%) .NET Framework
15 99 (23.57%) AWS
16 94 (22.38%) Windows
17 87 (20.71%) .NET Core
18 77 (18.33%) Docker
19 73 (17.38%) Business Intelligence
20 72 (17.14%) AngularJS
21 71 (16.90%) ASP.NET MVC
22 70 (16.67%) Oracle
23 69 (16.43%) T-SQL
24 62 (14.76%) Data Warehouse
25 61 (14.52%) Java
26 58 (13.81%) Git (software)
27 55 (13.10%) React
28 53 (12.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
29 51 (12.14%) Finance
30 49 (11.67%) Vue.js

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 39 (9.29%) SharePoint
2 19 (4.52%) CMS
2 19 (4.52%) NServiceBus
3 17 (4.05%) Confluence
3 17 (4.05%) IIS
4 16 (3.81%) Elasticsearch
5 12 (2.86%) Apache
6 11 (2.62%) Apache Airflow
6 11 (2.62%) Drupal
7 8 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2013
7 8 (1.90%) MS Exchange
7 8 (1.90%) SharePoint 2013
8 7 (1.67%) EPiServer
8 7 (1.67%) Umbraco
9 6 (1.43%) Skype for Business
10 5 (1.19%) Kentico
10 5 (1.19%) nginx
10 5 (1.19%) SharePoint 2010
10 5 (1.19%) Sitecore CMS
11 4 (0.95%) WebSphere
Applications
1 25 (5.95%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (4.76%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.48%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (2.62%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 6 (1.43%) Maximo
3 5 (1.19%) Dynamics NAV
3 5 (1.19%) SAP Business One
4 4 (0.95%) nopCommerce
5 3 (0.71%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.48%) Aareon QL
7 1 (0.24%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
7 1 (0.24%) Magento
7 1 (0.24%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.24%) Payment Gateway
7 1 (0.24%) Sage 1000
7 1 (0.24%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 185 (44.05%) Azure
2 99 (23.57%) AWS
3 45 (10.71%) GCP
4 40 (9.52%) SaaS
5 31 (7.38%) Power Platform
6 28 (6.67%) Office 365
7 19 (4.52%) PaaS
8 17 (4.05%) IaaS
9 15 (3.57%) AWS Fargate
10 13 (3.10%) Serverless
11 12 (2.86%) OpenShift
12 11 (2.62%) AWS Lambda
13 9 (2.14%) Amazon S3
14 6 (1.43%) Amazon SQS
14 6 (1.43%) Azure Data Factory
14 6 (1.43%) npm
14 6 (1.43%) NuGet
15 4 (0.95%) Amazon EC2
15 4 (0.95%) Azure Machine Learning
15 4 (0.95%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 20 (4.76%) DNS
2 12 (2.86%) Firewall
3 11 (2.62%) WAN
4 10 (2.38%) VPN
5 8 (1.90%) DHCP
6 6 (1.43%) HTTP
6 6 (1.43%) LAN
6 6 (1.43%) SAN
6 6 (1.43%) Skype
7 5 (1.19%) Network Security
7 5 (1.19%) Remote Desktop
8 4 (0.95%) Intrusion Detection
8 4 (0.95%) SSL
8 4 (0.95%) VLAN
8 4 (0.95%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (0.95%) Wireless
9 2 (0.48%) ADSL
9 2 (0.48%) Internet
9 2 (0.48%) Kerberos
9 2 (0.48%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (14.76%) Data Warehouse
2 53 (12.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 44 (10.48%) MongoDB
3 44 (10.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 37 (8.81%) MySQL
5 30 (7.14%) Power BI
5 30 (7.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 29 (6.90%) Relational Database
7 25 (5.95%) PostgreSQL
8 22 (5.24%) NoSQL
9 17 (4.05%) SQL Server 2008
10 14 (3.33%) SQL Server 2005
11 13 (3.10%) Hadoop
12 11 (2.62%) BigQuery
12 11 (2.62%) Tableau
13 10 (2.38%) Data Lake
13 10 (2.38%) Oracle Database
14 9 (2.14%) MS Access
15 8 (1.90%) Big Data
15 8 (1.90%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 58 (13.81%) Git (software)
2 36 (8.57%) Jenkins
3 27 (6.43%) Visual Studio
4 22 (5.24%) JIRA
5 20 (4.76%) Bitbucket
6 17 (4.05%) Selenium
7 16 (3.81%) Team Foundation Server
8 11 (2.62%) Cucumber
8 11 (2.62%) Subversion
9 7 (1.67%) Maven
9 7 (1.67%) Mercurial
10 6 (1.43%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 5 (1.19%) JUnit
11 5 (1.19%) Mockito
11 5 (1.19%) Octopus Deploy
12 4 (0.95%) Vagrant
13 3 (0.71%) Arquillian
13 3 (0.71%) Eclipse
13 3 (0.71%) MSI
14 2 (0.48%) Oracle Forms
General
1 51 (12.14%) Finance
2 38 (9.05%) Public Sector
3 25 (5.95%) Manufacturing
4 19 (4.52%) Marketing
5 17 (4.05%) Telecoms
6 15 (3.57%) Electronics
7 6 (1.43%) Aerospace
7 6 (1.43%) Local Government
8 4 (0.95%) Back Office
8 4 (0.95%) Police
8 4 (0.95%) Retail
9 3 (0.71%) Advertising
9 3 (0.71%) Legal
10 2 (0.48%) Law
10 2 (0.48%) Military
11 1 (0.24%) Automotive
11 1 (0.24%) Games
Job Titles
1 244 (58.10%) Developer
2 92 (21.90%) .NET Developer
3 58 (13.81%) Software Developer
4 53 (12.62%) C# Developer
5 51 (12.14%) Senior Developer
6 30 (7.14%) C# .NET Developer
7 27 (6.43%) Data Engineer
8 25 (5.95%) .NET Software Developer
8 25 (5.95%) Java Developer
8 25 (5.95%) Senior .NET Developer
9 22 (5.24%) SQL Developer
10 20 (4.76%) Architect
10 20 (4.76%) Full Stack Developer
11 19 (4.52%) ASP.NET Developer
12 18 (4.29%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
13 17 (4.05%) Applications Developer
13 17 (4.05%) Team Leader
14 16 (3.81%) Analyst
14 16 (3.81%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 15 (3.57%) C# Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 221 (52.62%) .NET
2 131 (31.19%) ASP.NET
3 118 (28.10%) HTML
4 111 (26.43%) CSS
5 100 (23.81%) .NET Framework
6 87 (20.71%) .NET Core
7 72 (17.14%) AngularJS
8 71 (16.90%) ASP.NET MVC
9 55 (13.10%) React
10 49 (11.67%) Vue.js
11 43 (10.24%) Entity Framework
12 42 (10.00%) ASP.NET Web API
13 33 (7.86%) Web Services
14 32 (7.62%) HTML5
15 31 (7.38%) ASP.NET Core
15 31 (7.38%) Node.js
16 30 (7.14%) jQuery
17 28 (6.67%) XML
18 24 (5.71%) REST
19 21 (5.00%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 47 (11.19%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (7.38%) Greenfield Project
3 16 (3.81%) Enterprise Software
4 13 (3.10%) User Experience
5 8 (1.90%) Data Centre
5 8 (1.90%) NHS
6 7 (1.67%) Mobile App
7 6 (1.43%) Data Structures
8 5 (1.19%) Self-Motivation
9 4 (0.95%) Reinsurance
9 4 (0.95%) Smartphone
10 3 (0.71%) Private Cloud
10 3 (0.71%) Replication
11 2 (0.48%) Algorithms
11 2 (0.48%) Driving Licence
11 2 (0.48%) Fat Client
11 2 (0.48%) Management Information System
11 2 (0.48%) Public Cloud
11 2 (0.48%) SCADA
11 2 (0.48%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 94 (22.38%) Windows
2 48 (11.43%) Windows Server
3 42 (10.00%) Linux
4 14 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 13 (3.10%) Windows Server 2016
6 12 (2.86%) CentOS
6 12 (2.86%) Windows Server 2019
7 8 (1.90%) Android
7 8 (1.90%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (1.43%) Apple iOS
9 5 (1.19%) Ubuntu
10 4 (0.95%) Windows 7
10 4 (0.95%) Windows 8
11 3 (0.71%) Unix
11 3 (0.71%) Windows 10
11 3 (0.71%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (0.48%) HPUX
12 2 (0.48%) Oracle Linux
12 2 (0.48%) Solaris
13 1 (0.24%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 173 (41.19%) Agile Software Development
2 127 (30.24%) MVC
3 112 (26.67%) Scrum
4 108 (25.71%) DevOps
5 73 (17.38%) Business Intelligence
6 44 (10.48%) TDD
7 41 (9.76%) ETL
8 39 (9.29%) Project Delivery
9 35 (8.33%) Web Development
10 34 (8.10%) Unit Testing
11 33 (7.86%) Microservices
12 32 (7.62%) Analytics
12 32 (7.62%) Continuous Improvement
12 32 (7.62%) Continuous Integration
12 32 (7.62%) OO
12 32 (7.62%) Problem-Solving
12 32 (7.62%) Test Automation
13 31 (7.38%) Software Engineering
14 28 (6.67%) SDLC
15 25 (5.95%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 235 (55.95%) C#
2 202 (48.10%) SQL
3 163 (38.81%) JavaScript
4 69 (16.43%) T-SQL
5 61 (14.52%) Java
6 49 (11.67%) TypeScript
7 48 (11.43%) Python
8 23 (5.48%) PowerShell
9 21 (5.00%) VB
10 17 (4.05%) PHP
11 13 (3.10%) PL/SQL
12 12 (2.86%) Ruby
13 11 (2.62%) VB.NET
14 10 (2.38%) Bash Shell
15 9 (2.14%) Go
16 8 (1.90%) VBScript
16 8 (1.90%) XAML
17 7 (1.67%) C++
18 6 (1.43%) C
18 6 (1.43%) VB6
Qualifications
1 35 (8.33%) Degree
2 32 (7.62%) Security Cleared
3 22 (5.24%) SC Cleared
4 17 (4.05%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (2.14%) Computer Science Degree
6 7 (1.67%) MCSA
7 6 (1.43%) HNC
7 6 (1.43%) MCSE
7 6 (1.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (0.95%) CCNA
8 4 (0.95%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (0.95%) DV Cleared
8 4 (0.95%) HND
9 3 (0.71%) MCPD
10 2 (0.48%) CCA
10 2 (0.48%) CCNP
10 2 (0.48%) Citrix Certification
10 2 (0.48%) CompTIA Security+
10 2 (0.48%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.48%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (4.29%) QA
2 7 (1.67%) GDPR
3 4 (0.95%) WAI
4 2 (0.48%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.24%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.24%) SLA
System Software
1 77 (18.33%) Docker
2 31 (7.38%) Active Directory
3 19 (4.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (1.90%) vSphere
5 6 (1.43%) Hyper-V
5 6 (1.43%) XenApp
5 6 (1.43%) XenDesktop
6 4 (0.95%) Firmware
6 4 (0.95%) VirtualBox
7 2 (0.48%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (0.24%) GlusterFS
8 1 (0.24%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.24%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 39 (9.29%) Kubernetes
2 15 (3.57%) Terraform
3 4 (0.95%) AirWatch
3 4 (0.95%) MIIS
4 3 (0.71%) Ansible
4 3 (0.71%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (0.48%) Backup Exec
5 2 (0.48%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (0.48%) NetBackup
5 2 (0.48%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (0.48%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.24%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
6 1 (0.24%) NetIQ Identity Manager
6 1 (0.24%) SCCM
6 1 (0.24%) SCOM
6 1 (0.24%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 160 (38.10%) Microsoft
2 70 (16.67%) Oracle
3 33 (7.86%) Google
4 29 (6.90%) VMware
5 21 (5.00%) SAP
6 19 (4.52%) Dell
7 17 (4.05%) MuleSoft
8 14 (3.33%) Xamarin
9 13 (3.10%) Atlassian
9 13 (3.10%) Red Hat
10 12 (2.86%) Salesforce.com
11 11 (2.62%) Cisco
12 10 (2.38%) Talend
12 10 (2.38%) Teradata
13 9 (2.14%) DevExpress
13 9 (2.14%) HP
14 7 (1.67%) Citrix
14 7 (1.67%) IBM
15 6 (1.43%) Cadence
16 5 (1.19%) Informatica