Period
to 21 February 2018

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 21 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
England > South West
6 months to
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 8 12 9
Rank change year-on-year +4 -3 -3
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 1,807 1,487 2,052
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 17.68% 14.23% 17.70%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 52.42% 46.97% 51.96%
Number of salaries quoted 1,605 1,329 1,862
South West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +4.11%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £57,000 £53,750 £52,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 3,447 3,166 3,949
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 33.73% 30.31% 34.05%
Number of salaries quoted 2,909 2,716 3,393
South West median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £39,421
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +7.81% +5.12%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £62,500 £58,950
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

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 21 February 2018.

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 21 February 2018. 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 +1 563 £40,000 - 77
Dorset 0 343 £37,500 - 65
Somerset +1 273 £40,000 - 16
Gloucestershire +20 233 £45,000 +20.00% 20
Wiltshire -1 178 £40,000 -2.44% 32
Devon +5 119 £47,000 +26.17% 30
Cornwall -5 55 £32,500 +32.65% 5
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 21 February 2018, 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.

1 996 (55.12%) C#
2 969 (53.62%) .NET
3 808 (44.71%) SQL
4 726 (40.18%) Microsoft
5 697 (38.57%) ASP.NET
6 686 (37.96%) JavaScript
7 685 (37.91%) MVC
8 647 (35.81%) Agile Software Development
9 512 (28.33%) HTML
10 430 (23.80%) CSS
11 423 (23.41%) ASP.NET MVC
12 396 (21.91%) Business Intelligence
13 356 (19.70%) Microsoft Azure
14 351 (19.42%) TDD
15 348 (19.26%) Windows
16 316 (17.49%) .NET Framework
17 315 (17.43%) AngularJS
18 301 (16.66%) T-SQL
19 281 (15.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 271 (15.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
21 262 (14.50%) jQuery
22 257 (14.22%) ASP.NET Web API
23 252 (13.95%) WCF
24 246 (13.61%) Entity Framework
25 228 (12.62%) Finance
26 224 (12.40%) Degree
27 221 (12.23%) Scrum
28 217 (12.01%) Web Services
29 216 (11.95%) BDD
30 215 (11.90%) 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
1 192 (10.63%) SharePoint
2 92 (5.09%) IIS
3 54 (2.99%) Umbraco
4 53 (2.93%) CMS
5 43 (2.38%) Elasticsearch
6 42 (2.32%) MS Exchange
7 39 (2.16%) Tomcat
8 32 (1.77%) SharePoint 2013
9 30 (1.66%) Apache
10 29 (1.60%) BizTalk Server
11 24 (1.33%) Skype for Business
12 19 (1.05%) SilverStripe
13 18 (1.00%) Confluence
14 15 (0.83%) JBoss
15 14 (0.77%) SharePoint Server
15 14 (0.77%) WebSphere
16 11 (0.61%) GlassFish
16 11 (0.61%) Mule
16 11 (0.61%) SharePoint 2010
17 8 (0.44%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 115 (6.36%) Microsoft Excel
2 69 (3.82%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (0.33%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.17%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.11%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.055%) GNU Octave
6 1 (0.055%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.055%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.055%) SPSS
6 1 (0.055%) SPSS Modeler
Business Applications
1 32 (1.77%) Visualfiles
2 24 (1.33%) Dynamics CRM
3 17 (0.94%) Elite 3E
4 14 (0.77%) Dynamics NAV
5 11 (0.61%) Dynamics AX
6 5 (0.28%) ResourceLink
6 5 (0.28%) SAP Business ByDesign
6 5 (0.28%) SAP Business One
7 4 (0.22%) Magento
7 4 (0.22%) Maximo
7 4 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
7 4 (0.22%) Oracle EBS R12
8 2 (0.11%) BPCS
8 2 (0.11%) NetSuite
9 1 (0.055%) Cognos TM1
9 1 (0.055%) FastStats
9 1 (0.055%) FastStats PeopleStage
Cloud Services
1 356 (19.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 137 (7.58%) Amazon AWS
3 101 (5.59%) SaaS
4 86 (4.76%) Office 365
5 26 (1.44%) PaaS
6 23 (1.27%) IaaS
7 21 (1.16%) Google Cloud Platform
8 18 (1.00%) Google Play
9 17 (0.94%) Azure Active Directory
9 17 (0.94%) Azure Data Factory
10 15 (0.83%) OneDrive
11 10 (0.55%) Amazon S3
12 7 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
12 7 (0.39%) Amazon SQS
12 7 (0.39%) npm
13 6 (0.33%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 6 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
13 6 (0.33%) Heroku
13 6 (0.33%) Serverless
14 5 (0.28%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 101 (5.59%) Firewall
2 57 (3.15%) Internet
3 54 (2.99%) DNS
4 44 (2.43%) Intrusion Detection
4 44 (2.43%) Network Security
5 41 (2.27%) TCP/IP
6 37 (2.05%) LAN
7 35 (1.94%) WAN
8 34 (1.88%) DHCP
9 33 (1.83%) HTTP
10 26 (1.44%) SAN
11 25 (1.38%) SSL
12 17 (0.94%) SMS
13 16 (0.89%) VPN
14 13 (0.72%) IP Telephony
15 12 (0.66%) Skype
16 11 (0.61%) Wireless
17 9 (0.50%) Extranet
17 9 (0.50%) Intranet
17 9 (0.50%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 281 (15.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 271 (15.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 208 (11.51%) SQL Server 2016
4 177 (9.80%) MySQL
5 166 (9.19%) Data Warehouse
6 153 (8.47%) NoSQL
7 119 (6.59%) SQL Server 2014
8 116 (6.42%) Power BI
9 111 (6.14%) SQL Server 2008
10 103 (5.70%) Relational Database
11 100 (5.53%) SQL Server 2012
11 100 (5.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 82 (4.54%) MongoDB
13 67 (3.71%) BusinessObjects
14 62 (3.43%) PostgreSQL
15 56 (3.10%) Crystal Reports
16 55 (3.04%) Oracle Database
17 54 (2.99%) QlikView
18 49 (2.71%) RDBMS
19 41 (2.27%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 215 (11.90%) Git (software)
2 146 (8.08%) Visual Studio
3 136 (7.53%) Team Foundation Server
4 61 (3.38%) JIRA
5 50 (2.77%) NUnit
6 41 (2.27%) Subversion
7 36 (1.99%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 35 (1.94%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 31 (1.72%) Selenium
10 29 (1.60%) gulp
10 29 (1.60%) Jenkins
11 19 (1.05%) Jasmine
11 19 (1.05%) Karma Test Runner
12 16 (0.89%) TeamCity
13 15 (0.83%) ERwin
13 15 (0.83%) JUnit
14 14 (0.77%) MSTest
15 13 (0.72%) Eclipse
16 11 (0.61%) Moq
17 10 (0.55%) Maven
General
1 228 (12.62%) Finance
2 82 (4.54%) Marketing
3 80 (4.43%) Advertising
4 51 (2.82%) Manufacturing
5 47 (2.60%) Retail
6 46 (2.55%) Legal
7 43 (2.38%) Telecoms
8 41 (2.27%) Games
9 37 (2.05%) Electronics
10 33 (1.83%) Law
11 24 (1.33%) Music Industry
12 22 (1.22%) Banking
13 16 (0.89%) Automotive
14 7 (0.39%) Aerospace
14 7 (0.39%) Military
15 6 (0.33%) Local Government
15 6 (0.33%) Online Betting
16 3 (0.17%) Back Office
17 2 (0.11%) Pharmaceutical
18 1 (0.055%) Billing
Job Titles
1 1,134 (62.76%) Developer
2 538 (29.77%) .NET Developer
3 274 (15.16%) C# Developer
4 256 (14.17%) Software Developer
5 194 (10.74%) Analyst
6 174 (9.63%) C# .NET Developer
7 139 (7.69%) SQL Developer
8 114 (6.31%) Senior Developer
9 111 (6.14%) ASP.NET Developer
10 96 (5.31%) C# Software Developer
11 94 (5.20%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 94 (5.20%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 89 (4.93%) .NET Software Developer
13 83 (4.59%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 76 (4.21%) Senior .NET Developer
15 70 (3.87%) Web Developer
16 67 (3.71%) Junior
17 66 (3.65%) Software Engineer
18 65 (3.60%) Java Developer
19 64 (3.54%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 969 (53.62%) .NET
2 697 (38.57%) ASP.NET
3 512 (28.33%) HTML
4 430 (23.80%) CSS
5 423 (23.41%) ASP.NET MVC
6 316 (17.49%) .NET Framework
7 315 (17.43%) AngularJS
8 262 (14.50%) jQuery
9 257 (14.22%) ASP.NET Web API
10 252 (13.95%) WCF
11 246 (13.61%) Entity Framework
12 217 (12.01%) Web Services
13 201 (11.12%) RESTful
14 186 (10.29%) Node.js
15 181 (10.02%) ASP.NET MVC 5
16 170 (9.41%) HTML5
17 113 (6.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 109 (6.03%) REST
19 101 (5.59%) XML
20 87 (4.81%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 160 (8.85%) Analytical Skills
2 119 (6.59%) Greenfield Project
3 63 (3.49%) User Experience
4 57 (3.15%) Computer Science
5 49 (2.71%) Enterprise Software
6 44 (2.43%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 34 (1.88%) Mobile App
8 29 (1.60%) Management Information System
9 26 (1.44%) Hybrid Cloud
10 21 (1.16%) iPhone
11 16 (0.89%) Client/Server
11 16 (0.89%) Driving Licence
12 15 (0.83%) Clustering
12 15 (0.83%) Fintech
13 14 (0.77%) Data Centre
14 13 (0.72%) Data Structures
15 11 (0.61%) Virtual Team
16 10 (0.55%) N-Tier
16 10 (0.55%) Public Cloud
17 9 (0.50%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 348 (19.26%) Windows
2 172 (9.52%) Windows Server
3 121 (6.70%) Linux
4 104 (5.76%) Windows Server 2012
5 62 (3.43%) Windows 10
6 61 (3.38%) Windows 7
7 54 (2.99%) Windows Server 2008
8 36 (1.99%) Android
9 34 (1.88%) Unix
10 19 (1.05%) Windows Server 2003
11 14 (0.77%) Apple iOS
12 9 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 7 (0.39%) AIX
13 7 (0.39%) Windows 8
14 6 (0.33%) Mac OS X
15 5 (0.28%) Solaris
15 5 (0.28%) Windows XP
16 4 (0.22%) CentOS
16 4 (0.22%) CoreOS
17 3 (0.17%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 685 (37.91%) MVC
2 647 (35.81%) Agile Software Development
3 396 (21.91%) Business Intelligence
4 351 (19.42%) TDD
5 221 (12.23%) Scrum
6 216 (11.95%) BDD
7 204 (11.29%) Web Application Development
8 167 (9.24%) ITIL
9 159 (8.80%) Web Development
10 152 (8.41%) OO
11 141 (7.80%) SDLC
12 140 (7.75%) ETL
13 116 (6.42%) Continuous Integration
14 113 (6.25%) Software Engineering
15 104 (5.76%) Unit Testing
16 103 (5.70%) Test Automation
17 92 (5.09%) Mentoring
18 86 (4.76%) Service Delivery
19 80 (4.43%) Service Management
20 73 (4.04%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 996 (55.12%) C#
2 808 (44.71%) SQL
3 686 (37.96%) JavaScript
4 301 (16.66%) T-SQL
5 172 (9.52%) Java
6 132 (7.30%) PowerShell
7 125 (6.92%) Ruby
8 96 (5.31%) PHP
9 91 (5.04%) VB.NET
10 71 (3.93%) VB
11 58 (3.21%) C++
12 52 (2.88%) Python
13 35 (1.94%) TypeScript
13 35 (1.94%) VBA
14 27 (1.49%) C
15 22 (1.22%) VBScript
16 20 (1.11%) F#
17 18 (1.00%) PL/SQL
18 15 (0.83%) Shell Script
19 13 (0.72%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 224 (12.40%) Degree
2 118 (6.53%) Security Cleared
3 99 (5.48%) Microsoft Certification
4 48 (2.66%) SC Cleared
5 31 (1.72%) Computer Science Degree
5 31 (1.72%) DV Cleared
6 25 (1.38%) MCSE
7 23 (1.27%) Numerate Degree
8 22 (1.22%) MCSA
9 21 (1.16%) MCPD
10 19 (1.05%) Cisco Certification
11 18 (1.00%) CCNA
11 18 (1.00%) ITIL Certification
12 15 (0.83%) ISTQB
13 7 (0.39%) MCITP
14 5 (0.28%) CISSP
14 5 (0.28%) SSCP
15 4 (0.22%) GIAC
15 4 (0.22%) Linux+ Certification
15 4 (0.22%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (2.93%) QA
2 34 (1.88%) SLA
3 16 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 14 (0.77%) Data Quality
5 9 (0.50%) ISO 9001
6 7 (0.39%) PCI DSS
7 5 (0.28%) GDPR
8 4 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 3 (0.17%) ISO 13485
10 2 (0.11%) COBIT
10 2 (0.11%) GCP
10 2 (0.11%) HL7
System Software
1 161 (8.91%) Active Directory
2 79 (4.37%) Hyper-V
3 55 (3.04%) VMware Infrastructure
4 46 (2.55%) Virtual Desktop
5 43 (2.38%) Docker
6 25 (1.38%) BitLocker
7 17 (0.94%) VMware ESXi
8 15 (0.83%) vSphere
9 9 (0.50%) HDFS
10 6 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
11 4 (0.22%) GlusterFS
11 4 (0.22%) VirtualBox
12 3 (0.17%) Terminal Services
13 2 (0.11%) NFS
13 2 (0.11%) VMware Server
14 1 (0.055%) Oracle RAC
14 1 (0.055%) Xen
14 1 (0.055%) XenApp
14 1 (0.055%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 81 (4.48%) SCCM
2 41 (2.27%) SCOM
3 32 (1.77%) SCVMM
4 19 (1.05%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 19 (1.05%) WSUS
5 17 (0.94%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 15 (0.83%) Kibana
6 15 (0.83%) Terraform
7 14 (0.77%) Kubernetes
8 11 (0.61%) Puppet
9 10 (0.55%) Ansible
9 10 (0.55%) Business Desktop Deployment
10 9 (0.50%) Backup Exec
10 9 (0.50%) HAProxy
10 9 (0.50%) Single Sign-On
11 6 (0.33%) HP Data Protector
11 6 (0.33%) Nagios
11 6 (0.33%) Salt
12 5 (0.28%) Microsoft Clustering
12 5 (0.28%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 726 (40.18%) Microsoft
2 168 (9.30%) Oracle
3 105 (5.81%) VMware
4 63 (3.49%) SAP
5 52 (2.88%) Tableau
6 44 (2.43%) McAfee
7 43 (2.38%) Google
8 34 (1.88%) Cisco
9 27 (1.49%) Intapp
10 21 (1.16%) iManage
11 18 (1.00%) Cognos
12 17 (0.94%) Veeam
13 16 (0.89%) Facebook
14 15 (0.83%) Salesforce.com
15 13 (0.72%) Citrix
15 13 (0.72%) HP
15 13 (0.72%) Remedy
16 12 (0.66%) IBM
17 10 (0.55%) Dell
17 10 (0.55%) Informatica