Period
to 4 June 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 4 June 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
England > South West
6 months to
4 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 25 18 8
Rank change year-on-year -7 -10 +3
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 499 1,217 1,761
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South West 8.94% 12.46% 16.55%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 34.15% 41.37% 51.19%
Number of salaries quoted 461 1,066 1,637
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £29,750 £26,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £58,750 £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 1,461 2,942 3,440
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 26.18% 30.11% 32.32%
Number of salaries quoted 1,211 2,419 2,928
Median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,700 £27,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £66,250 £62,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

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 4 June 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 4 June 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 +3 172 £46,250 +2.78% 16
Wiltshire -12 89 £45,000 +5.88% 18
Gloucestershire -12 82 £50,000 +11.11% 15
Dorset -20 57 £34,000 -17.07% 3
Somerset -14 49 £45,000 +5.88% 15
Devon -1 31 £47,500 +25.00% 19
Cornwall -2 13 £47,500 +46.15% 1
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 4 June 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.

1 283 (56.71%) Microsoft
2 255 (51.10%) SQL
3 234 (46.89%) .NET
4 233 (46.69%) Agile Software Development
5 211 (42.28%) C#
6 183 (36.67%) JavaScript
7 174 (34.87%) Azure
8 135 (27.05%) ASP.NET
9 127 (25.45%) Windows
10 106 (21.24%) jQuery
11 101 (20.24%) Scrum
12 98 (19.64%) MVC
12 98 (19.64%) Oracle
13 96 (19.24%) T-SQL
14 95 (19.04%) AngularJS
15 94 (18.84%) Finance
16 90 (18.04%) Business Intelligence
17 86 (17.23%) HTML
18 85 (17.03%) CSS
19 82 (16.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 79 (15.83%) .NET Framework
21 69 (13.83%) TDD
22 67 (13.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
23 65 (13.03%) Active Directory
24 62 (12.42%) .NET Core
24 62 (12.42%) Problem-Solving
25 61 (12.22%) Windows Server
25 61 (12.22%) Analytical Skills
25 61 (12.22%) Web Services
26 60 (12.02%) Linux

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 32 (6.41%) SharePoint
2 28 (5.61%) IIS
3 17 (3.41%) Confluence
4 14 (2.81%) Tomcat
5 12 (2.40%) Drupal
5 12 (2.40%) MS Exchange
6 11 (2.20%) CMS
7 10 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2013
8 9 (1.80%) Skype for Business
9 7 (1.40%) Apache Spark
10 5 (1.00%) SharePoint Server
11 4 (0.80%) NServiceBus
11 4 (0.80%) SharePoint 2013
12 3 (0.60%) BizTalk Server
12 3 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2010
12 3 (0.60%) SharePoint 2010
13 2 (0.40%) NetWeaver
13 2 (0.40%) SAS
Applications
1 34 (6.81%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (3.81%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (1.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 8 (1.60%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.00%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 11 (2.20%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 5 (1.00%) Magento
3 3 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.60%) Exchequer
3 3 (0.60%) Maximo
3 3 (0.60%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.60%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.40%) Oracle iProcurement
4 2 (0.40%) Raiser's Edge
5 1 (0.20%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.20%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 174 (34.87%) Azure
2 52 (10.42%) Office 365
3 51 (10.22%) AWS
4 45 (9.02%) Power Platform
5 27 (5.41%) SaaS
6 17 (3.41%) GCP
7 12 (2.40%) IaaS
8 9 (1.80%) OneDrive
9 8 (1.60%) Amazon EC2
9 8 (1.60%) PaaS
10 6 (1.20%) Azure Data Factory
11 5 (1.00%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 5 (1.00%) Amazon S3
11 5 (1.00%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 5 (1.00%) AWS Lambda
11 5 (1.00%) Azure Active Directory
11 5 (1.00%) OpenShift
11 5 (1.00%) Route 53
11 5 (1.00%) Serverless
11 5 (1.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 34 (6.81%) TCP/IP
2 26 (5.21%) DNS
3 20 (4.01%) LAN
3 20 (4.01%) WAN
4 16 (3.21%) DHCP
5 13 (2.61%) SAN
6 11 (2.20%) Skype
6 11 (2.20%) VPN
7 10 (2.00%) Firewall
8 9 (1.80%) NAS
9 8 (1.60%) HTTP
10 6 (1.20%) NetScaler
11 5 (1.00%) SSL
11 5 (1.00%) VoIP
12 4 (0.80%) Extranet
12 4 (0.80%) Intranet
12 4 (0.80%) Unified Communications
12 4 (0.80%) Wi-Fi
12 4 (0.80%) WLAN
13 3 (0.60%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (16.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 67 (13.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 59 (11.82%) MySQL
4 45 (9.02%) Power BI
5 44 (8.82%) Data Warehouse
6 42 (8.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 35 (7.01%) Relational Database
8 34 (6.81%) MongoDB
9 30 (6.01%) PostgreSQL
10 29 (5.81%) SQL Server 2012
11 25 (5.01%) SQL Server 2016
12 24 (4.81%) NoSQL
13 22 (4.41%) SQL Server 2017
14 18 (3.61%) RDBMS
14 18 (3.61%) SQL Server 2008
15 15 (3.01%) Big Data
16 13 (2.61%) Apache Cassandra
16 13 (2.61%) SQL Server 2014
17 12 (2.40%) OLAP
18 11 (2.20%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 48 (9.62%) Team Foundation Server
2 47 (9.42%) Git (software)
3 24 (4.81%) Jenkins
3 24 (4.81%) Visual Studio
4 22 (4.41%) Selenium
5 21 (4.21%) JIRA
6 15 (3.01%) Cucumber
7 12 (2.40%) Bitbucket
7 12 (2.40%) JUnit
7 12 (2.40%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 10 (2.00%) Visual Studio Team System
9 9 (1.80%) Subversion
10 8 (1.60%) NUnit
10 8 (1.60%) SonarQube
11 7 (1.40%) WebDriver
12 5 (1.00%) Artifactory
12 5 (1.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 5 (1.00%) Sonatype Nexus
12 5 (1.00%) Vagrant
12 5 (1.00%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 94 (18.84%) Finance
2 38 (7.62%) Retail
3 27 (5.41%) Manufacturing
4 25 (5.01%) Marketing
5 24 (4.81%) Public Sector
6 20 (4.01%) Telecoms
7 19 (3.81%) Electronics
8 11 (2.20%) Back Office
9 10 (2.00%) Legal
10 9 (1.80%) Aerospace
10 9 (1.80%) Banking
11 8 (1.60%) Automotive
12 7 (1.40%) Local Government
13 5 (1.00%) German Language
14 3 (0.60%) Advertising
15 2 (0.40%) General Ledger
16 1 (0.20%) Housing Association
16 1 (0.20%) Law
16 1 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
16 1 (0.20%) Police
Job Titles
1 275 (55.11%) Developer
2 98 (19.64%) .NET Developer
3 79 (15.83%) Software Developer
4 56 (11.22%) C# Developer
5 50 (10.02%) Senior Developer
6 41 (8.22%) Analyst
7 36 (7.21%) C# Software Developer
8 35 (7.01%) .NET Software Developer
9 29 (5.81%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 29 (5.81%) C# .NET Developer
10 22 (4.41%) Architect
11 21 (4.21%) Applications Developer
11 21 (4.21%) Software Engineer
11 21 (4.21%) SQL Developer
12 20 (4.01%) Backend Developer
12 20 (4.01%) Java Developer
12 20 (4.01%) Systems Developer
13 19 (3.81%) Applications Support
14 18 (3.61%) Middleware Developer
14 18 (3.61%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 234 (46.89%) .NET
2 135 (27.05%) ASP.NET
3 106 (21.24%) jQuery
4 95 (19.04%) AngularJS
5 86 (17.23%) HTML
6 85 (17.03%) CSS
7 79 (15.83%) .NET Framework
8 62 (12.42%) .NET Core
9 61 (12.22%) Web Services
10 45 (9.02%) ASP.NET MVC
11 40 (8.02%) Entity Framework
12 39 (7.82%) Node.js
13 38 (7.62%) React
14 36 (7.21%) ASP.NET Web API
15 33 (6.61%) XML
16 30 (6.01%) WCF
17 28 (5.61%) REST
18 25 (5.01%) SOAP
18 25 (5.01%) WPF
19 23 (4.61%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 61 (12.22%) Analytical Skills
2 37 (7.41%) Greenfield Project
3 27 (5.41%) Reinsurance
4 16 (3.21%) Enterprise Software
5 11 (2.20%) Data Centre
5 11 (2.20%) Self-Motivation
6 10 (2.00%) Linux Command Line
7 9 (1.80%) Driving Licence
8 8 (1.60%) Management Information System
8 8 (1.60%) Mobile App
9 7 (1.40%) User Experience
10 5 (1.00%) CESG
10 5 (1.00%) Clustering
10 5 (1.00%) Public Cloud
11 4 (0.80%) BBC
11 4 (0.80%) iPhone
11 4 (0.80%) NHS
11 4 (0.80%) Private Cloud
12 3 (0.60%) Client/Server
13 2 (0.40%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 127 (25.45%) Windows
2 61 (12.22%) Windows Server
3 60 (12.02%) Linux
4 24 (4.81%) Unix
5 23 (4.61%) Windows Server 2012
6 17 (3.41%) Windows 7
6 17 (3.41%) Windows Server 2019
7 14 (2.81%) Windows Server 2016
8 12 (2.40%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (1.80%) Windows 10
10 8 (1.60%) AIX
11 6 (1.20%) CentOS
11 6 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (1.00%) CoreOS
12 5 (1.00%) Solaris
13 4 (0.80%) Oracle Linux
14 3 (0.60%) HPUX
14 3 (0.60%) Mac OS
14 3 (0.60%) Ubuntu
14 3 (0.60%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 233 (46.69%) Agile Software Development
2 101 (20.24%) Scrum
3 98 (19.64%) MVC
4 90 (18.04%) Business Intelligence
5 69 (13.83%) TDD
6 62 (12.42%) Problem-Solving
7 60 (12.02%) DevOps
8 47 (9.42%) ITIL
9 45 (9.02%) Software Engineering
10 44 (8.82%) ETL
11 41 (8.22%) Test Automation
12 38 (7.62%) Waterfall
13 35 (7.01%) Migration
14 34 (6.81%) Analytics
15 30 (6.01%) E-Commerce
15 30 (6.01%) SDLC
16 27 (5.41%) Continuous Integration
17 26 (5.21%) Data Analytics
18 24 (4.81%) Web Development
19 23 (4.61%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 255 (51.10%) SQL
2 211 (42.28%) C#
3 183 (36.67%) JavaScript
4 96 (19.24%) T-SQL
5 44 (8.82%) PowerShell
6 37 (7.41%) Java
6 37 (7.41%) TypeScript
7 35 (7.01%) Python
8 18 (3.61%) Bash Shell
9 15 (3.01%) Ruby
10 13 (2.61%) PL/SQL
11 10 (2.00%) PHP
11 10 (2.00%) R
12 8 (1.60%) Perl
13 7 (1.40%) VB.NET
14 6 (1.20%) C
15 5 (1.00%) VBA
16 4 (0.80%) C++
16 4 (0.80%) Delphi
16 4 (0.80%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 37 (7.41%) Security Cleared
2 33 (6.61%) Degree
3 31 (6.21%) SC Cleared
4 20 (4.01%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (1.60%) Computer Science Degree
6 7 (1.40%) MCAD
7 5 (1.00%) CESG Certified Professional
7 5 (1.00%) DV Cleared
7 5 (1.00%) MCSA
8 4 (0.80%) HND
8 4 (0.80%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 3 (0.60%) CCNA
9 3 (0.60%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (0.60%) MCPD
9 3 (0.60%) MCSE
9 3 (0.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (0.40%) CISSP
11 1 (0.20%) MCP
11 1 (0.20%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (2.81%) QA
2 6 (1.20%) SLA
3 5 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.40%) GDPR
5 1 (0.20%) COBIT
5 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.20%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 65 (13.03%) Active Directory
2 36 (7.21%) Docker
3 27 (5.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (2.40%) VMware ESXi
5 9 (1.80%) vSphere
6 6 (1.20%) Hyper-V
6 6 (1.20%) XenApp
7 5 (1.00%) GlusterFS
7 5 (1.00%) VirtualBox
7 5 (1.00%) XenDesktop
8 3 (0.60%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 3 (0.60%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (0.60%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (0.60%) Virtual Servers
8 3 (0.60%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.20%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 14 (2.81%) SCCM
2 12 (2.40%) vCenter Server
3 10 (2.00%) Kubernetes
4 7 (1.40%) SCOM
5 6 (1.20%) Ansible
5 6 (1.20%) Nagios
5 6 (1.20%) Terraform
5 6 (1.20%) WSUS
6 5 (1.00%) OSSEC
7 3 (0.60%) Backup Exec
7 3 (0.60%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (0.60%) NetIQ Identity Manager
8 2 (0.40%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 2 (0.40%) Microsoft Intune
8 2 (0.40%) SCOrch
8 2 (0.40%) ZABBIX
9 1 (0.20%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
9 1 (0.20%) MIIS
9 1 (0.20%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 283 (56.71%) Microsoft
2 98 (19.64%) Oracle
3 41 (8.22%) VMware
4 36 (7.21%) SAP
5 23 (4.61%) Cisco
5 23 (4.61%) Sage
6 19 (3.81%) HP
7 16 (3.21%) Google
7 16 (3.21%) MuleSoft
8 15 (3.01%) Dell
8 15 (3.01%) Salesforce.com
9 13 (2.61%) Citrix
10 12 (2.40%) Meraki
10 12 (2.40%) Red Hat
11 11 (2.20%) Atlassian
12 9 (1.80%) Capita
13 8 (1.60%) Splunk
14 7 (1.40%) Tableau
15 6 (1.20%) Veeam
16 5 (1.00%) New Relic