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 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
England / South West
Rank 11 10 8
Rank change year-on-year -1 -2  
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 739 988 1085
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 14.53% 16.90% 18.25%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 47.04% 50.85% 56.31%
Number of salaries quoted 658 856 966
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.66% +4.16%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £48,400 £47,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

SQL Server is in the database and business intelligence skills category. The next 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 and business intelligence skills.

Database & Business Intelligence Skills
South West
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 1571 1943 1927
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 30.88% 33.23% 32.41%
Number of salaries quoted 1362 1630 1667
Median salary £42,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £54,500 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West citing SQL Server as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

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 3 months to 24 March 2017.

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 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol 0 258 £40,000 - 50
Somerset -4 120 £38,000 +1.33% 18
Wiltshire -3 104 £40,000 +3.89% 9
Gloucestershire -8 97 £37,500 -3.22% 9
Dorset +5 86 £40,000 +6.66% 9
Devon +4 64 £37,500 +15.38% 12
Cornwall -9 14 £24,500 -36.36% 2
SQL Server
England

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT jobs citing SQL Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South West region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 889 (60.68%) .NET
2 845 (57.68%) C#
3 636 (43.41%) ASP.NET
4 603 (41.16%) SQL
5 557 (38.02%) Agile Software Development
6 529 (36.11%) JavaScript
7 510 (34.81%) MVC
8 495 (33.79%) HTML
9 415 (28.33%) CSS
10 406 (27.71%) Microsoft
11 368 (25.12%) ASP.NET MVC
12 317 (21.64%) Windows
13 295 (20.14%) .NET Framework
14 272 (18.57%) Oracle
15 261 (17.82%) TDD
16 245 (16.72%) AngularJS
17 243 (16.59%) Scrum
18 234 (15.97%) ASP.NET Web API
19 218 (14.88%) jQuery
20 202 (13.79%) MS Excel
21 200 (13.65%) Finance
22 190 (12.97%) Web Development
23 187 (12.76%) Java
24 182 (12.42%) Entity Framework
25 181 (12.35%) T-SQL
26 173 (11.81%) WCF
27 158 (10.78%) Visual Studio
28 156 (10.65%) HTML5
29 155 (10.58%) Degree
30 150 (10.24%) OO

SQL Server
Top Related 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
1 133 (9.08%) IIS
2 67 (4.57%) Tomcat
3 64 (4.37%) MS Exchange
4 57 (3.89%) SharePoint
5 54 (3.69%) Elasticsearch
6 53 (3.62%) BizTalk Server
7 50 (3.41%) WebSphere
8 46 (3.14%) JBoss
9 37 (2.53%) WebLogic
10 36 (2.46%) Jetty
11 34 (2.32%) Apache Spark
12 32 (2.18%) Apache Solr
13 31 (2.12%) OpenStack
14 30 (2.05%) Apache
15 28 (1.91%) CMS
16 20 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2013
17 17 (1.16%) SharePoint 2013
18 16 (1.09%) Umbraco
19 15 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2010
19 15 (1.02%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 202 (13.79%) MS Excel
2 46 (3.14%) MS Office
3 5 (0.34%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.27%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.14%) SPSS
5 2 (0.14%) SPSS Modeler
6 1 (0.068%) HipChat
6 1 (0.068%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 23 (1.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (1.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 10 (0.68%) Oracle HRMS
4 9 (0.61%) Maximo
5 6 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
5 6 (0.41%) Oracle EBS R12
5 6 (0.41%) Visualfiles
6 5 (0.34%) OpenText MBPM
6 5 (0.34%) Unit4 Business World
7 3 (0.20%) FastStats
7 3 (0.20%) FastStats PeopleStage
7 3 (0.20%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
7 3 (0.20%) Sage 1000
8 2 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
9 1 (0.068%) Magento
9 1 (0.068%) Oracle 11i
9 1 (0.068%) Pegasus Opera
9 1 (0.068%) ResourceLink
9 1 (0.068%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 147 (10.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 104 (7.10%) Amazon AWS
3 62 (4.23%) SaaS
4 16 (1.09%) Office 365
5 12 (0.82%) IaaS
5 12 (0.82%) PaaS
6 5 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (0.27%) GitHub
7 4 (0.27%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.14%) Amazon EMR
8 2 (0.14%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.14%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.068%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.068%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.068%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 65 (4.44%) Firewall
2 56 (3.82%) LAN
3 55 (3.75%) WAN
4 41 (2.80%) Internet
5 40 (2.73%) DNS
6 36 (2.46%) TCP/IP
7 22 (1.50%) SAN
8 19 (1.30%) DHCP
8 19 (1.30%) HTTP
8 19 (1.30%) VPN
9 17 (1.16%) IP Telephony
10 14 (0.96%) Intranet
11 9 (0.61%) Wireless
12 8 (0.55%) Skype
12 8 (0.55%) VoIP
13 6 (0.41%) NAS
13 6 (0.41%) PBX
13 6 (0.41%) SSL
14 5 (0.34%) TETRA
14 5 (0.34%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 140 (9.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 137 (9.35%) MySQL
3 130 (8.87%) NoSQL
4 126 (8.60%) SQL Server 2012
5 121 (8.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 120 (8.19%) SQL Server 2014
7 116 (7.92%) MongoDB
8 103 (7.03%) SQL Server 2008
9 90 (6.14%) Relational Database
10 70 (4.78%) Big Data
11 56 (3.82%) Data Warehouse
11 56 (3.82%) Hadoop
12 53 (3.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 51 (3.48%) PostgreSQL
14 46 (3.14%) Oracle Database
15 43 (2.94%) SQL Server 2016
16 42 (2.87%) Apache Cassandra
17 39 (2.66%) SQL Server 2005
18 36 (2.46%) Redis
19 34 (2.32%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 158 (10.78%) Visual Studio
2 144 (9.83%) Team Foundation Server
3 136 (9.28%) Git (software)
4 49 (3.34%) Selenium
5 48 (3.28%) Subversion
6 31 (2.12%) SpecFlow
7 26 (1.77%) JIRA
7 26 (1.77%) NUnit
7 26 (1.77%) Visual Studio Team System
8 15 (1.02%) TeamCity
9 14 (0.96%) Maven
9 14 (0.96%) MSTest
10 12 (0.82%) Eclipse
11 11 (0.75%) Oracle Forms
12 10 (0.68%) Cucumber
12 10 (0.68%) NCover
12 10 (0.68%) Oracle APEX
13 9 (0.61%) JUnit
14 8 (0.55%) Jenkins
14 8 (0.55%) Moq
General
1 200 (13.65%) Finance
2 74 (5.05%) Retail
3 57 (3.89%) Marketing
4 51 (3.48%) Banking
5 39 (2.66%) Telecoms
6 37 (2.53%) Games
7 30 (2.05%) Manufacturing
8 26 (1.77%) Advertising
9 23 (1.57%) Electronics
10 11 (0.75%) Online Betting
11 6 (0.41%) Legal
12 5 (0.34%) Publishing
13 4 (0.27%) Back Office
14 3 (0.20%) Aerospace
14 3 (0.20%) Automotive
14 3 (0.20%) Billing
15 2 (0.14%) Front Office
15 2 (0.14%) Law
15 2 (0.14%) Local Government
16 1 (0.068%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 864 (58.98%) Developer
2 509 (34.74%) .NET Developer
3 307 (20.96%) C# Developer
4 219 (14.95%) C# .NET Developer
5 157 (10.72%) Senior Developer
6 148 (10.10%) Software Developer
7 128 (8.74%) ASP.NET Developer
8 112 (7.65%) Analyst
9 104 (7.10%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 104 (7.10%) DBA
10 98 (6.69%) Software Engineer
11 96 (6.55%) SQL Developer
12 91 (6.21%) Senior .NET Developer
13 88 (6.01%) .NET Software Developer
13 88 (6.01%) C# Software Developer
13 88 (6.01%) SQL DBA
14 83 (5.67%) C# ASP.NET Developer
15 66 (4.51%) Web Developer
16 58 (3.96%) Senior C# Developer
17 52 (3.55%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 889 (60.68%) .NET
2 636 (43.41%) ASP.NET
3 495 (33.79%) HTML
4 415 (28.33%) CSS
5 368 (25.12%) ASP.NET MVC
6 295 (20.14%) .NET Framework
7 245 (16.72%) AngularJS
8 234 (15.97%) ASP.NET Web API
9 218 (14.88%) jQuery
10 182 (12.42%) Entity Framework
11 173 (11.81%) WCF
12 156 (10.65%) HTML5
13 131 (8.94%) RESTful
14 126 (8.60%) ASP.NET MVC 5
15 122 (8.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 119 (8.12%) Web Services
17 97 (6.62%) XML
18 81 (5.53%) CSS3
19 78 (5.32%) REST
20 75 (5.12%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 74 (5.05%) Analytical Skills
2 60 (4.10%) Enterprise Software
3 47 (3.21%) User Experience
4 36 (2.46%) Computer Science
5 25 (1.71%) Management Information System
6 24 (1.64%) Driving Licence
7 20 (1.37%) Clustering
8 19 (1.30%) Data Centre
9 16 (1.09%) Mobile App
10 11 (0.75%) N-Tier
10 11 (0.75%) Online Games
10 11 (0.75%) Social Media
11 10 (0.68%) BBC
11 10 (0.68%) Mainframe
11 10 (0.68%) Video on Demand
12 9 (0.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 9 (0.61%) iPad
12 9 (0.61%) NHS
13 8 (0.55%) Replication
14 7 (0.48%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 317 (21.64%) Windows
2 135 (9.22%) Windows Server
3 95 (6.48%) Linux
4 53 (3.62%) Windows Server 2012
5 51 (3.48%) Windows Server 2008
6 44 (3.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 43 (2.94%) Android
8 41 (2.80%) Apple iOS
9 35 (2.39%) Unix
10 25 (1.71%) Windows XP
11 17 (1.16%) Solaris
11 17 (1.16%) Windows 8
12 14 (0.96%) AIX
12 14 (0.96%) Windows 7
13 11 (0.75%) Windows 10
13 11 (0.75%) Windows 2000 Server
14 9 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 6 (0.41%) CentOS
16 5 (0.34%) Windows 2000
16 5 (0.34%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 557 (38.02%) Agile Software Development
2 510 (34.81%) MVC
3 261 (17.82%) TDD
4 243 (16.59%) Scrum
5 190 (12.97%) Web Development
6 150 (10.24%) OO
6 150 (10.24%) Software Engineering
7 127 (8.67%) Unit Testing
8 121 (8.26%) Business Intelligence
9 120 (8.19%) BDD
10 115 (7.85%) SDLC
11 112 (7.65%) ITIL
12 107 (7.30%) Continuous Integration
13 101 (6.89%) ETL
14 86 (5.87%) Web Application Development
15 82 (5.60%) Mentoring
16 68 (4.64%) Migration
17 67 (4.57%) High Availability
17 67 (4.57%) UML
18 62 (4.23%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 845 (57.68%) C#
2 603 (41.16%) SQL
3 529 (36.11%) JavaScript
4 187 (12.76%) Java
5 181 (12.35%) T-SQL
6 89 (6.08%) VB.NET
7 69 (4.71%) PHP
8 60 (4.10%) VB
9 59 (4.03%) PowerShell
10 57 (3.89%) C++
11 51 (3.48%) Python
11 51 (3.48%) Ruby
12 43 (2.94%) Perl
13 37 (2.53%) C
14 31 (2.12%) VBScript
15 29 (1.98%) Bash Shell
16 26 (1.77%) PL/SQL
16 26 (1.77%) VBA
17 23 (1.57%) Go
18 11 (0.75%) VB6
Qualifications
1 155 (10.58%) Degree
2 86 (5.87%) Security Cleared
3 63 (4.30%) SC Cleared
4 52 (3.55%) Microsoft Certification
5 17 (1.16%) DV Cleared
6 14 (0.96%) MCP
6 14 (0.96%) MCSE
7 13 (0.89%) MCSA
8 12 (0.82%) CCNA
8 12 (0.82%) Cisco Certification
8 12 (0.82%) ISEB
9 9 (0.61%) BPSS Clearance
10 7 (0.48%) PMI Certification
11 6 (0.41%) EMC Certification
11 6 (0.41%) Network+ Certification
12 5 (0.34%) DBS Check
12 5 (0.34%) MCITP
12 5 (0.34%) Oracle Certification
12 5 (0.34%) PMP
12 5 (0.34%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (2.39%) QA
2 25 (1.71%) SLA
3 20 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 15 (1.02%) ISO 9001
5 12 (0.82%) ISO 14001
6 10 (0.68%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 3 (0.20%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.20%) ISO22301
8 2 (0.14%) WCAG
9 1 (0.068%) GPG13
System Software
1 90 (6.14%) Active Directory
2 46 (3.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (2.32%) Hyper-V
4 21 (1.43%) VMware ESX
5 12 (0.82%) Terminal Services
6 8 (0.55%) Firmware
6 8 (0.55%) XenApp
7 7 (0.48%) Virtual Machines
8 6 (0.41%) Docker
9 5 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (0.34%) vSphere
10 4 (0.27%) ISA Server
10 4 (0.27%) MetaFrame
10 4 (0.27%) Terminal Server
10 4 (0.27%) VMware Workstation
11 3 (0.20%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (0.14%) Forefront TMG
12 2 (0.14%) XenServer
13 1 (0.068%) Oracle RAC
13 1 (0.068%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 39 (2.66%) Puppet
2 36 (2.46%) Opscode Chef
3 35 (2.39%) Salt
4 31 (2.12%) Ansible
4 31 (2.12%) Kibana
4 31 (2.12%) logstash
5 9 (0.61%) Microsoft Clustering
6 7 (0.48%) AirWatch
6 7 (0.48%) NetBackup
6 7 (0.48%) Perfmon
6 7 (0.48%) SCCM
7 6 (0.41%) WSUS
8 5 (0.34%) HP Quality Center
8 5 (0.34%) SCVMM
9 3 (0.20%) Backup Exec
9 3 (0.20%) Norton AntiVirus
10 2 (0.14%) Malwarebytes
10 2 (0.14%) Nagios
10 2 (0.14%) WMI
11 1 (0.068%) ArcSight ESM
Vendors
1 406 (27.71%) Microsoft
2 272 (18.57%) Oracle
3 83 (5.67%) VMware
4 46 (3.14%) Cisco
4 46 (3.14%) SAP
5 40 (2.73%) IBM
6 38 (2.59%) Citrix
6 38 (2.59%) Xamarin
7 26 (1.77%) HP
8 18 (1.23%) Tableau
9 17 (1.16%) Google
10 16 (1.09%) Adobe
10 16 (1.09%) Facebook
10 16 (1.09%) Salesforce.com
11 14 (0.96%) Sitecore
12 13 (0.89%) Veeam
13 12 (0.82%) Sophos
13 12 (0.82%) Sybase
13 12 (0.82%) TIBCO
14 11 (0.75%) EMC
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Fairford, Gloucestershire
The People Network
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 17 hours ago
Wiltshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bath, Avon
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 11 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
X4 Group
Salary: £35k - 55k per month
Posted: Yesterday
Fairford, Gloucestershire
Recommend Recruitment
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Senitor Associates
Salary: Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Devonshire Hayes Recruitment Specialists Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum, Benefits Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: £30k - 32k per year + Pension
Posted: 8 hours ago
Bath, Avon
Talent International
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + bonus and flexible working hours
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Poole, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bonus & benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
The Curve Group
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
The People Network
Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum, Benefits pension, holiday
Posted: Yesterday
Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum, Benefits Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Plymouth, Devon
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bath, Avon
ISL
Salary: £30000 - £42000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Ashdown IT
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Ashdown IT
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Taunton, Somerset
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £34000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Good Benefits + Flexi
Posted: 2 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Bath, Avon
Go Partnership.
Salary: From £34,000 to £35,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago