Period
to 18 September 2019

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 18 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
England > South West
6 months to
18 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 19 12 11
Rank change year-on-year -7 -1 +2
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 1,125 1,477 1,637
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 11.20% 14.23% 16.08%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 39.82% 48.38% 50.82%
Number of salaries quoted 942 1,314 1,440
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £26,750 £25,000 £24,250
90th Percentile £58,750 £57,500 £53,775
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +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 2,825 3,053 3,221
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 28.13% 29.42% 31.63%
Number of salaries quoted 2,300 2,655 2,772
South West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £65,125 £63,750 £61,250
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +3.09% +2.11%

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 18 September 2019.

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 18 September 2019. 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 -5 332 £44,879 +5.60% 67
Wiltshire -3 250 £40,000 - 35
Dorset +5 236 £40,000 - 50
Gloucestershire -24 131 £45,000 +5.88% 24
Somerset -6 94 £42,500 +13.33% 17
Devon -4 56 £33,500 -18.29% 36
Cornwall +5 24 £32,500 +2.36% 2
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 18 September 2019, 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.

1 655 (58.22%) .NET
2 642 (57.07%) C#
3 545 (48.44%) SQL
4 451 (40.09%) Agile Software Development
5 423 (37.60%) JavaScript
6 391 (34.76%) ASP.NET
7 385 (34.22%) Microsoft
8 371 (32.98%) MVC
9 268 (23.82%) Windows
10 263 (23.38%) CSS
10 263 (23.38%) Azure
11 258 (22.93%) HTML
12 220 (19.56%) ASP.NET MVC
13 201 (17.87%) jQuery
14 194 (17.24%) Finance
15 185 (16.44%) AngularJS
16 181 (16.09%) Scrum
17 174 (15.47%) .NET Framework
18 157 (13.96%) Software Engineering
19 149 (13.24%) Problem-Solving
20 145 (12.89%) Linux
21 141 (12.53%) Business Intelligence
22 132 (11.73%) Oracle
23 131 (11.64%) ASP.NET Web API
24 127 (11.29%) Degree
25 126 (11.20%) PowerShell
26 119 (10.58%) Active Directory
27 117 (10.40%) Web Services
27 117 (10.40%) VMware
28 115 (10.22%) Visual Studio

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 88 (7.82%) SharePoint
2 56 (4.98%) IIS
3 43 (3.82%) Confluence
4 38 (3.38%) MS Exchange
5 18 (1.60%) CMS
6 17 (1.51%) Exchange Server 2010
7 14 (1.24%) BizTalk Server
8 13 (1.16%) Tomcat
9 11 (0.98%) WebSphere
10 9 (0.80%) JBoss
10 9 (0.80%) WebLogic
11 8 (0.71%) Umbraco
12 7 (0.62%) ArcGIS
12 7 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2007
12 7 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2013
12 7 (0.62%) GeoServer
12 7 (0.62%) Oracle Spatial
13 6 (0.53%) Apache
13 6 (0.53%) ArcSDE
13 6 (0.53%) Drupal
Applications
1 40 (3.56%) Microsoft Office
2 29 (2.58%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.27%) PTC Creo
4 2 (0.18%) Chatbot
4 2 (0.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.18%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.18%) Pro/ENGINEER
5 1 (0.089%) CATIA
5 1 (0.089%) OrCAD
5 1 (0.089%) Simulink
5 1 (0.089%) SOLIDWORKS
5 1 (0.089%) SPSS
5 1 (0.089%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 11 (0.98%) SAP Business One
2 10 (0.89%) Dynamics NAV
3 7 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.62%) Teamcenter
4 5 (0.44%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 3 (0.27%) Magento
6 2 (0.18%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 2 (0.18%) Cognos Controller
6 2 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.18%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.18%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.089%) SAP Business ByDesign
7 1 (0.089%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 263 (23.38%) Azure
2 112 (9.96%) AWS
3 102 (9.07%) Office 365
4 58 (5.16%) Power Platform
5 49 (4.36%) Azure Stack
6 48 (4.27%) OneDrive
7 41 (3.64%) GCP
8 30 (2.67%) SaaS
9 14 (1.24%) OpenShift
10 13 (1.16%) Apigee
10 13 (1.16%) PaaS
11 9 (0.80%) IaaS
12 8 (0.71%) Amazon EC2
12 8 (0.71%) Azure Active Directory
12 8 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
12 8 (0.71%) Dynamics 365
12 8 (0.71%) NuGet
13 7 (0.62%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 5 (0.44%) GitHub
15 3 (0.27%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 84 (7.47%) TCP/IP
2 68 (6.04%) DNS
3 57 (5.07%) DHCP
4 48 (4.27%) NetScaler
5 46 (4.09%) Skype
6 30 (2.67%) HTTP
7 27 (2.40%) Firewall
8 18 (1.60%) WAN
9 16 (1.42%) LAN
9 16 (1.42%) SAN
9 16 (1.42%) VLAN
9 16 (1.42%) VPN
10 12 (1.07%) SSL
11 10 (0.89%) Remote Desktop
12 9 (0.80%) HTTPS
12 9 (0.80%) Wireless
13 8 (0.71%) Wi-Fi
14 7 (0.62%) ADSL
14 7 (0.62%) NAS
15 6 (0.53%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 90 (8.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 86 (7.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 82 (7.29%) Relational Database
4 73 (6.49%) MySQL
5 61 (5.42%) Data Warehouse
6 58 (5.16%) Power BI
6 58 (5.16%) SQL Server 2008
7 44 (3.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 43 (3.82%) PostgreSQL
9 36 (3.20%) MongoDB
10 31 (2.76%) Big Data
11 26 (2.31%) RDBMS
12 25 (2.22%) NoSQL
13 24 (2.13%) SQL Server 2005
14 23 (2.04%) SQL Server 2012
15 21 (1.87%) Apache Cassandra
15 21 (1.87%) SQL Server 2016
16 18 (1.60%) SQL Server 2014
17 17 (1.51%) Hadoop
18 16 (1.42%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 115 (10.22%) Visual Studio
2 102 (9.07%) JIRA
3 100 (8.89%) Git (software)
4 59 (5.24%) Team Foundation Server
5 39 (3.47%) TestRail
5 39 (3.47%) Zephyr
6 32 (2.84%) NUnit
7 28 (2.49%) Jenkins
8 23 (2.04%) Bitbucket
8 23 (2.04%) Selenium
9 22 (1.96%) Artifactory
10 21 (1.87%) SoapUI
11 20 (1.78%) JUnit
11 20 (1.78%) TeamCity
12 19 (1.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 18 (1.60%) Subversion
14 16 (1.42%) Eclipse
15 14 (1.24%) JMeter
15 14 (1.24%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
16 13 (1.16%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 194 (17.24%) Finance
2 99 (8.80%) Marketing
3 95 (8.44%) Public Sector
4 92 (8.18%) Manufacturing
5 65 (5.78%) Electronics
6 63 (5.60%) Telecoms
7 53 (4.71%) Retail
8 42 (3.73%) Banking
9 14 (1.24%) Back Office
9 14 (1.24%) Games
10 9 (0.80%) Local Government
10 9 (0.80%) Pharmaceutical
11 8 (0.71%) International Banking
12 7 (0.62%) Law
13 6 (0.53%) Legal
14 5 (0.44%) Advertising
14 5 (0.44%) Automotive
15 4 (0.36%) Aerospace
16 3 (0.27%) Police
17 2 (0.18%) Fire and Rescue
Job Titles
1 560 (49.78%) Developer
2 259 (23.02%) .NET Developer
3 220 (19.56%) C# Developer
4 161 (14.31%) C# .NET Developer
5 136 (12.09%) Software Developer
6 90 (8.00%) ASP.NET Developer
7 89 (7.91%) Analyst
7 89 (7.91%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 86 (7.64%) Software Engineer
9 76 (6.76%) SQL Developer
10 72 (6.40%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 64 (5.69%) Applications Support
12 60 (5.33%) Senior Developer
13 57 (5.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 55 (4.89%) C# Software Developer
15 45 (4.00%) Full Stack Developer
16 43 (3.82%) Graduate
16 43 (3.82%) SQL Server Developer
17 42 (3.73%) .NET Software Developer
17 42 (3.73%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 655 (58.22%) .NET
2 391 (34.76%) ASP.NET
3 263 (23.38%) CSS
4 258 (22.93%) HTML
5 220 (19.56%) ASP.NET MVC
6 201 (17.87%) jQuery
7 185 (16.44%) AngularJS
8 174 (15.47%) .NET Framework
9 131 (11.64%) ASP.NET Web API
10 117 (10.40%) Web Services
11 114 (10.13%) .NET Core
12 106 (9.42%) Entity Framework
13 94 (8.36%) REST
14 91 (8.09%) XML
15 70 (6.22%) HTML5
16 67 (5.96%) React
17 59 (5.24%) Ajax
17 59 (5.24%) WCF
18 54 (4.80%) SOAP
19 47 (4.18%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 65 (5.78%) Analytical Skills
1 65 (5.78%) Greenfield Project
2 57 (5.07%) User Experience
3 56 (4.98%) Management Information System
4 43 (3.82%) Mobile App
5 37 (3.29%) Self-Motivation
6 25 (2.22%) Driving Licence
7 24 (2.13%) Clustering
7 24 (2.13%) e-Learning
8 18 (1.60%) Enterprise Software
9 15 (1.33%) Hybrid Cloud
9 15 (1.33%) Public Cloud
10 11 (0.98%) Client/Server
10 11 (0.98%) Mobile Computing
11 10 (0.89%) Data Structures
11 10 (0.89%) Replication
12 9 (0.80%) Learning Management System
13 7 (0.62%) Data Centre
13 7 (0.62%) Robotics
14 6 (0.53%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 268 (23.82%) Windows
2 145 (12.89%) Linux
3 96 (8.53%) Windows Server
4 91 (8.09%) Unix
5 50 (4.44%) Mac OS
6 30 (2.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 22 (1.96%) Windows 10
8 19 (1.69%) Windows Server 2012
9 17 (1.51%) Android
10 15 (1.33%) Windows 7
11 11 (0.98%) Apple iOS
12 10 (0.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 10 (0.89%) Windows 8
13 8 (0.71%) Windows Server 2003
14 5 (0.44%) Oracle Linux
15 4 (0.36%) Solaris
16 3 (0.27%) CentOS
16 3 (0.27%) Windows XP
17 2 (0.18%) Mac OS X
17 2 (0.18%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 451 (40.09%) Agile Software Development
2 371 (32.98%) MVC
3 181 (16.09%) Scrum
4 157 (13.96%) Software Engineering
5 149 (13.24%) Problem-Solving
6 141 (12.53%) Business Intelligence
7 108 (9.60%) ITIL
8 105 (9.33%) DevOps
9 102 (9.07%) Mentoring
10 101 (8.98%) TDD
11 98 (8.71%) CRM
12 91 (8.09%) ETL
12 91 (8.09%) Test Automation
13 90 (8.00%) SDLC
14 81 (7.20%) Digital Marketing
15 70 (6.22%) Web Development
16 64 (5.69%) Continuous Integration
17 62 (5.51%) Programme Management
18 61 (5.42%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 55 (4.89%) OO
Programming Languages
1 642 (57.07%) C#
2 545 (48.44%) SQL
3 423 (37.60%) JavaScript
4 126 (11.20%) PowerShell
5 92 (8.18%) T-SQL
6 81 (7.20%) Python
7 74 (6.58%) Java
8 73 (6.49%) VB.NET
9 54 (4.80%) PHP
10 49 (4.36%) TypeScript
11 31 (2.76%) C
12 29 (2.58%) C++
13 20 (1.78%) VB
14 19 (1.69%) Shell Script
15 14 (1.24%) Go
16 10 (0.89%) VBA
17 9 (0.80%) ES6
17 9 (0.80%) Objective-C
17 9 (0.80%) VB6
17 9 (0.80%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 127 (11.29%) Degree
2 111 (9.87%) Security Cleared
3 48 (4.27%) Microsoft Certification
4 44 (3.91%) DV Cleared
5 38 (3.38%) Cisco Certification
6 36 (3.20%) SC Cleared
7 35 (3.11%) CCNA
8 30 (2.67%) CCA
8 30 (2.67%) MCP
8 30 (2.67%) RHCE
9 24 (2.13%) Citrix Certification
10 20 (1.78%) MCSA
11 16 (1.42%) Computer Science Degree
12 12 (1.07%) ISTQB
13 9 (0.80%) MCSE
14 7 (0.62%) A+ Certification
14 7 (0.62%) Network+ Certification
15 6 (0.53%) BPSS Clearance
15 6 (0.53%) DBS Check
16 4 (0.36%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (4.27%) ISO/IEC 20000
1 48 (4.27%) QA
2 15 (1.33%) GDPR
3 14 (1.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (0.71%) SLA
5 6 (0.53%) NCSC
6 3 (0.27%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.27%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.18%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.18%) PMO
7 2 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.089%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.089%) HL7
System Software
1 119 (10.58%) Active Directory
2 90 (8.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 81 (7.20%) Hyper-V
4 54 (4.80%) XenApp
5 49 (4.36%) Microsoft App-V
6 47 (4.18%) Docker
7 45 (4.00%) XenDesktop
8 10 (0.89%) Oracle RAC
8 10 (0.89%) VMware ESXi
8 10 (0.89%) vSphere
9 3 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (0.27%) VMware NSX
10 1 (0.089%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 66 (5.87%) SCCM
2 54 (4.80%) SCOrch
3 51 (4.53%) SCOM
4 49 (4.36%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 31 (2.76%) Kubernetes
6 13 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
7 10 (0.89%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
7 10 (0.89%) vCenter Server
8 9 (0.80%) Single Sign-On
9 8 (0.71%) Puppet
10 6 (0.53%) WSUS
11 5 (0.44%) Ansible
12 3 (0.27%) AirWatch
12 3 (0.27%) Terraform
13 2 (0.18%) Data Guard
13 2 (0.18%) Salt
13 2 (0.18%) ZABBIX
14 1 (0.089%) HAProxy
14 1 (0.089%) Microsoft Intune
14 1 (0.089%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 385 (34.22%) Microsoft
2 132 (11.73%) Oracle
3 117 (10.40%) VMware
4 93 (8.27%) SAP
5 58 (5.16%) Citrix
6 54 (4.80%) Cisco
7 52 (4.62%) Tableau
8 44 (3.91%) Splunk
9 42 (3.73%) Google
10 38 (3.38%) Atlassian
11 28 (2.49%) Sage
12 21 (1.87%) HP
13 15 (1.33%) Dell
14 13 (1.16%) Veracode
15 12 (1.07%) Talend
16 11 (0.98%) EMC
17 9 (0.80%) Informatica
18 8 (0.71%) Cloudera
18 8 (0.71%) Netezza
18 8 (0.71%) Red Hat