Period
to 20 April 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 20 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
England > South West
6 months to
20 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 27 22 17
Rank change year-on-year -5 -5 -9
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 521 700 1,206
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South West 8.19% 9.71% 11.95%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 29.96% 37.23% 39.63%
Number of salaries quoted 456 606 987
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,750 £27,000
25th Percentile £35,000 £33,750 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
75th Percentile £53,750 £52,500 £51,250
90th Percentile £62,250 £57,500 £58,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £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 1,739 1,880 3,043
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 27.34% 26.08% 30.14%
Number of salaries quoted 1,427 1,596 2,548
10th Percentile £30,750 £28,875 £28,750
25th Percentile £36,250 £33,750 £33,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
75th Percentile £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £54,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +1.85% +2.86% +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 20 April 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 20 April 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 -16 206 £44,000 -7.37% 33
Wiltshire -8 75 £50,000 +25.00% 13
Gloucestershire -18 68 £46,250 +2.78% 18
Dorset -10 54 £48,500 +38.57% 13
Devon +10 53 £36,525 -17.90% 13
Somerset +12 46 £40,000 -5.88% 10
Cornwall -16 5 £35,000 -26.32% 5
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 20 April 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.

1 305 (58.54%) C#
2 292 (56.05%) .NET
3 263 (50.48%) SQL
4 248 (47.60%) Azure
5 216 (41.46%) JavaScript
6 208 (39.92%) Microsoft
7 195 (37.43%) Agile Software Development
8 172 (33.01%) HTML
9 165 (31.67%) CSS
10 158 (30.33%) MVC
11 134 (25.72%) ASP.NET
12 130 (24.95%) DevOps
13 128 (24.57%) .NET Core
14 121 (23.22%) AngularJS
14 121 (23.22%) AWS
15 116 (22.26%) Scrum
16 107 (20.54%) .NET Framework
17 102 (19.58%) Business Intelligence
18 96 (18.43%) Windows
19 87 (16.70%) T-SQL
20 85 (16.31%) Finance
21 82 (15.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
22 80 (15.36%) Data Warehouse
23 75 (14.40%) Python
24 74 (14.20%) Oracle
24 74 (14.20%) Git (software)
24 74 (14.20%) Docker
25 70 (13.44%) React
26 69 (13.24%) ASP.NET Web API
26 69 (13.24%) ASP.NET MVC

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 36 (6.91%) SharePoint
2 30 (5.76%) CMS
3 27 (5.18%) IIS
4 19 (3.65%) Confluence
4 19 (3.65%) Elasticsearch
5 17 (3.26%) Sitecore CMS
6 16 (3.07%) NServiceBus
7 15 (2.88%) MS Exchange
8 14 (2.69%) Umbraco
9 12 (2.30%) Kentico
10 11 (2.11%) Drupal
11 10 (1.92%) EPiServer
12 7 (1.34%) SharePoint 2013
12 7 (1.34%) Tomcat
13 6 (1.15%) Skype for Business
14 5 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2013
14 5 (0.96%) nginx
14 5 (0.96%) Sitefinity
15 4 (0.77%) SharePoint 2010
15 4 (0.77%) WordPress
Applications
1 21 (4.03%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (3.65%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.77%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.38%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 11 (2.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 6 (1.15%) Payment Gateway
2 6 (1.15%) SAP Business One
3 5 (0.96%) Dynamics NAV
4 4 (0.77%) Magento
4 4 (0.77%) Maximo
4 4 (0.77%) nopCommerce
5 3 (0.58%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.38%) Line 50
6 2 (0.38%) Sage 200
7 1 (0.19%) Infor SunSystems
7 1 (0.19%) Sage 1000
7 1 (0.19%) Sage X3
7 1 (0.19%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 248 (47.60%) Azure
2 121 (23.22%) AWS
3 47 (9.02%) Power Platform
4 41 (7.87%) SaaS
5 36 (6.91%) GCP
6 32 (6.14%) Microsoft 365
7 19 (3.65%) IaaS
7 19 (3.65%) Serverless
8 16 (3.07%) PaaS
9 15 (2.88%) GitHub
10 13 (2.50%) AWS Fargate
10 13 (2.50%) npm
11 11 (2.11%) Amazon SQS
12 8 (1.54%) OpenShift
13 6 (1.15%) Azure Cosmos DB
13 6 (1.15%) Azure Data Factory
13 6 (1.15%) Yarn
14 5 (0.96%) AWS Step Functions
14 5 (0.96%) Mailgun
14 5 (0.96%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 18 (3.45%) DNS
2 12 (2.30%) HTTP
3 9 (1.73%) Firewall
4 6 (1.15%) Skype
4 6 (1.15%) SSL
5 4 (0.77%) DHCP
5 4 (0.77%) Internet
5 4 (0.77%) WAN
6 3 (0.58%) SAN
6 3 (0.58%) TCP/IP
6 3 (0.58%) VLAN
7 2 (0.38%) ADSL
7 2 (0.38%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (0.38%) Cisco ISE
7 2 (0.38%) LAN
7 2 (0.38%) MPLS
7 2 (0.38%) Network Security
7 2 (0.38%) Remote Desktop
7 2 (0.38%) VPN
8 1 (0.19%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (15.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 80 (15.36%) Data Warehouse
3 67 (12.86%) MySQL
4 60 (11.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 47 (9.02%) Power BI
6 35 (6.72%) PostgreSQL
7 33 (6.33%) MongoDB
8 30 (5.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 24 (4.61%) Relational Database
10 18 (3.45%) Oracle Database
11 14 (2.69%) Hadoop
12 12 (2.30%) SQL Server 2008
13 11 (2.11%) NoSQL
13 11 (2.11%) RDBMS
14 10 (1.92%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 10 (1.92%) Big Data
15 9 (1.73%) Azure SQL Database
15 9 (1.73%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 9 (1.73%) SQL Server 2012
15 9 (1.73%) Talend Open Studio
Development Applications
1 74 (14.20%) Git (software)
2 49 (9.40%) Visual Studio
3 29 (5.57%) JIRA
4 28 (5.37%) Team Foundation Server
5 23 (4.41%) Jenkins
6 19 (3.65%) Bitbucket
7 12 (2.30%) Mercurial
8 10 (1.92%) Oracle Forms
9 9 (1.73%) Selenium
10 8 (1.54%) Octopus Deploy
10 8 (1.54%) webpack
11 7 (1.34%) Cucumber
11 7 (1.34%) TeamCity
12 6 (1.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 6 (1.15%) git-flow
12 6 (1.15%) gulp
12 6 (1.15%) NUnit
13 5 (0.96%) SoapUI
13 5 (0.96%) SpecFlow
13 5 (0.96%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 85 (16.31%) Finance
2 37 (7.10%) Marketing
3 36 (6.91%) Public Sector
4 30 (5.76%) Manufacturing
5 17 (3.26%) Electronics
6 16 (3.07%) Telecoms
7 14 (2.69%) Police
8 12 (2.30%) Aerospace
9 10 (1.92%) Retail
10 8 (1.54%) Games
10 8 (1.54%) Local Government
10 8 (1.54%) Publishing
11 7 (1.34%) Legal
12 6 (1.15%) Back Office
13 5 (0.96%) Automotive
14 3 (0.58%) Military
15 2 (0.38%) Housing Association
16 1 (0.19%) French Language
16 1 (0.19%) Humanities
16 1 (0.19%) Law
Job Titles
1 282 (54.13%) Developer
2 129 (24.76%) .NET Developer
3 85 (16.31%) Senior Developer
4 83 (15.93%) C# Developer
5 77 (14.78%) Software Developer
6 61 (11.71%) C# .NET Developer
7 44 (8.45%) Full Stack Developer
8 39 (7.49%) Software Engineer
9 37 (7.10%) Senior .NET Developer
10 36 (6.91%) .NET Software Developer
11 30 (5.76%) C# Software Developer
12 27 (5.18%) Data Engineer
12 27 (5.18%) Senior C# Developer
13 26 (4.99%) Analyst
13 26 (4.99%) Architect
14 23 (4.41%) SQL Developer
15 22 (4.22%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 22 (4.22%) Senior Software Developer
16 18 (3.45%) Java Developer
16 18 (3.45%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 292 (56.05%) .NET
2 172 (33.01%) HTML
3 165 (31.67%) CSS
4 134 (25.72%) ASP.NET
5 128 (24.57%) .NET Core
6 121 (23.22%) AngularJS
7 107 (20.54%) .NET Framework
8 70 (13.44%) React
9 69 (13.24%) ASP.NET MVC
9 69 (13.24%) ASP.NET Web API
10 67 (12.86%) Vue.js
11 50 (9.60%) Entity Framework
12 45 (8.64%) Node.js
13 42 (8.06%) Web Services
14 41 (7.87%) jQuery
15 40 (7.68%) HTML5
16 37 (7.10%) REST
17 35 (6.72%) ASP.NET Core
18 30 (5.76%) RESTful
19 26 (4.99%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 47 (9.02%) Analytical Skills
2 41 (7.87%) User Experience
3 28 (5.37%) Greenfield Project
4 11 (2.11%) Enterprise Software
5 10 (1.92%) NHS
5 10 (1.92%) Self-Motivation
6 9 (1.73%) Data Structures
7 8 (1.54%) Data Centre
7 8 (1.54%) Management Information System
7 8 (1.54%) Replication
8 5 (0.96%) Mobile App
8 5 (0.96%) Reinsurance
9 4 (0.77%) Driving Licence
9 4 (0.77%) Private Cloud
10 3 (0.58%) Clustering
10 3 (0.58%) Organisational Skills
11 2 (0.38%) Fat Client
11 2 (0.38%) Fibre Optics
11 2 (0.38%) SCADA
11 2 (0.38%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 96 (18.43%) Windows
2 66 (12.67%) Windows Server
3 47 (9.02%) Linux
4 15 (2.88%) Windows Server 2016
5 9 (1.73%) CentOS
5 9 (1.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (1.54%) Windows Server 2019
7 7 (1.34%) Android
8 6 (1.15%) Windows 10
8 6 (1.15%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (0.96%) Apple iOS
9 5 (0.96%) Ubuntu
10 4 (0.77%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (0.58%) Unix
12 2 (0.38%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.38%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.19%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.19%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 195 (37.43%) Agile Software Development
2 158 (30.33%) MVC
3 130 (24.95%) DevOps
4 116 (22.26%) Scrum
5 102 (19.58%) Business Intelligence
6 66 (12.67%) Web Development
7 60 (11.52%) Software Engineering
8 58 (11.13%) ETL
9 57 (10.94%) Microservices
10 55 (10.56%) TDD
11 52 (9.98%) Analytics
12 51 (9.79%) Problem-Solving
13 49 (9.40%) OO
14 37 (7.10%) E-Commerce
15 36 (6.91%) Project Delivery
16 35 (6.72%) Mentoring
17 32 (6.14%) Data Modelling
18 31 (5.95%) Stakeholder Management
19 29 (5.57%) Continuous Integration
20 28 (5.37%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 305 (58.54%) C#
2 263 (50.48%) SQL
3 216 (41.46%) JavaScript
4 87 (16.70%) T-SQL
5 75 (14.40%) Python
6 61 (11.71%) TypeScript
7 51 (9.79%) Java
8 36 (6.91%) PowerShell
9 35 (6.72%) PHP
10 21 (4.03%) Bash Shell
11 17 (3.26%) VB
11 17 (3.26%) VB.NET
12 13 (2.50%) Ruby
13 11 (2.11%) C++
13 11 (2.11%) PL/SQL
14 10 (1.92%) R
15 9 (1.73%) XAML
16 8 (1.54%) ES6
17 7 (1.34%) Go
18 6 (1.15%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 45 (8.64%) Degree
2 39 (7.49%) Security Cleared
3 32 (6.14%) SC Cleared
4 23 (4.41%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (1.92%) HNC
6 9 (1.73%) DV Cleared
7 7 (1.34%) MCSA
8 6 (1.15%) MCSE
9 5 (0.96%) MCSD
10 4 (0.77%) MCP
10 4 (0.77%) TOGAF Certification
10 4 (0.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (0.58%) Computer Science Degree
11 3 (0.58%) Master's Degree
12 2 (0.38%) AWS Certification
12 2 (0.38%) CCNA
12 2 (0.38%) CCNP
12 2 (0.38%) CompTIA Security+
12 2 (0.38%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.38%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (5.37%) QA
2 14 (2.69%) Data Quality
2 14 (2.69%) GDPR
3 6 (1.15%) PCI DSS
3 6 (1.15%) SLA
4 4 (0.77%) WAI
System Software
1 74 (14.20%) Docker
2 28 (5.37%) Active Directory
3 10 (1.92%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.77%) Hyper-V
4 4 (0.77%) vSphere
4 4 (0.77%) XenApp
4 4 (0.77%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.19%) Firmware
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.19%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.19%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 40 (7.68%) Kubernetes
2 20 (3.84%) Terraform
3 10 (1.92%) Ansible
4 5 (0.96%) Puppet
5 3 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.38%) CFEngine
6 2 (0.38%) Nagios
6 2 (0.38%) NetBackup
6 2 (0.38%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (0.38%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 2 (0.38%) ZABBIX
7 1 (0.19%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
7 1 (0.19%) Grafana
7 1 (0.19%) HAProxy
7 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.19%) Packer
7 1 (0.19%) Prometheus
7 1 (0.19%) SCCM
7 1 (0.19%) SCOM
Vendors
1 208 (39.92%) Microsoft
2 74 (14.20%) Oracle
3 35 (6.72%) Google
4 26 (4.99%) Salesforce.com
5 22 (4.22%) SAP
6 18 (3.45%) Talend
6 18 (3.45%) VMware
7 17 (3.26%) MuleSoft
7 17 (3.26%) Sitecore
8 11 (2.11%) Atlassian
9 10 (1.92%) Teradata
10 9 (1.73%) Informatica
10 9 (1.73%) Sage
11 8 (1.54%) Citrix
11 8 (1.54%) Dell
11 8 (1.54%) Red Hat
11 8 (1.54%) Xamarin
12 7 (1.34%) IBM
12 7 (1.34%) Netlify
13 5 (0.96%) Veeam