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 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
England / South West
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 12 9 8
Rank change year-on-year -3 -1  
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 742 997 1097
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 14.59% 16.94% 18.30%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 46.84% 51.21% 56.78%
Number of salaries quoted 660 860 972
Median salary £40,000 £38,000 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,000 £47,500 £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 1584 1947 1932
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 31.15% 33.08% 32.24%
Number of salaries quoted 1376 1624 1663
Median salary £41,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.75% +6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £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 30 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 30 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 -1 269 £40,000 - 44
Somerset -3 114 £38,000 +1.33% 17
Wiltshire -4 101 £40,000 +2.01% 11
Gloucestershire -7 96 £37,500 -3.84% 8
Dorset +7 84 £40,000 +6.66% 9
Devon +3 67 £37,500 +15.38% 12
Cornwall -6 15 £24,500 -36.36% 4
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 30 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.

1 884 (60.92%) .NET
2 838 (57.75%) C#
3 631 (43.49%) ASP.NET
4 613 (42.25%) SQL
5 555 (38.25%) Agile Software Development
6 533 (36.73%) JavaScript
7 509 (35.08%) MVC
8 488 (33.63%) HTML
9 412 (28.39%) CSS
10 397 (27.36%) Microsoft
11 359 (24.74%) ASP.NET MVC
12 308 (21.23%) Windows
13 290 (19.99%) .NET Framework
14 273 (18.81%) Oracle
15 262 (18.06%) TDD
16 244 (16.82%) Scrum
17 243 (16.75%) AngularJS
18 232 (15.99%) ASP.NET Web API
19 216 (14.89%) jQuery
20 200 (13.78%) MS Excel
21 197 (13.58%) Finance
22 187 (12.89%) Java
23 184 (12.68%) T-SQL
23 184 (12.68%) Web Development
24 179 (12.34%) Entity Framework
25 174 (11.99%) WCF
26 157 (10.82%) Visual Studio
27 151 (10.41%) Microsoft Azure
28 150 (10.34%) Degree
29 148 (10.20%) OO

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
1 133 (9.17%) IIS
2 67 (4.62%) Tomcat
3 60 (4.14%) SharePoint
4 59 (4.07%) MS Exchange
5 55 (3.79%) BizTalk Server
6 53 (3.65%) Elasticsearch
7 50 (3.45%) WebSphere
8 46 (3.17%) JBoss
9 37 (2.55%) WebLogic
10 36 (2.48%) Jetty
11 34 (2.34%) Apache Spark
12 32 (2.21%) Apache
12 32 (2.21%) Apache Solr
13 31 (2.14%) OpenStack
14 29 (2.00%) CMS
15 17 (1.17%) SharePoint 2013
15 17 (1.17%) Umbraco
16 16 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2010
16 16 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2013
17 14 (0.96%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 200 (13.78%) MS Excel
2 48 (3.31%) MS Office
3 5 (0.34%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.28%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.14%) SPSS
5 2 (0.14%) SPSS Modeler
6 1 (0.069%) HipChat
6 1 (0.069%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 22 (1.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (1.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 11 (0.76%) Oracle HRMS
4 9 (0.62%) 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 4 (0.28%) FastStats
7 4 (0.28%) FastStats PeopleStage
8 3 (0.21%) Sage 1000
9 2 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
9 2 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
10 1 (0.069%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
10 1 (0.069%) Magento
10 1 (0.069%) Oracle 11i
10 1 (0.069%) Pegasus Opera
10 1 (0.069%) ResourceLink
10 1 (0.069%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 151 (10.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 102 (7.03%) Amazon AWS
3 59 (4.07%) SaaS
4 16 (1.10%) Office 365
5 12 (0.83%) IaaS
5 12 (0.83%) PaaS
6 5 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (0.28%) GitHub
8 3 (0.21%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (0.21%) Mimecast
9 2 (0.14%) Amazon EMR
9 2 (0.14%) G Suite
10 1 (0.069%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 63 (4.34%) Firewall
2 52 (3.58%) LAN
3 51 (3.51%) WAN
4 41 (2.83%) Internet
5 36 (2.48%) DNS
6 32 (2.21%) TCP/IP
7 23 (1.59%) SAN
8 19 (1.31%) HTTP
9 18 (1.24%) DHCP
9 18 (1.24%) VPN
10 17 (1.17%) IP Telephony
11 15 (1.03%) Intranet
12 8 (0.55%) Skype
12 8 (0.55%) VoIP
12 8 (0.55%) Wireless
13 6 (0.41%) PBX
13 6 (0.41%) SSL
14 5 (0.34%) NAS
14 5 (0.34%) TETRA
14 5 (0.34%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 146 (10.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 138 (9.51%) MySQL
3 127 (8.75%) NoSQL
4 124 (8.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 119 (8.20%) SQL Server 2012
6 116 (7.99%) MongoDB
7 111 (7.65%) SQL Server 2014
8 101 (6.96%) SQL Server 2008
9 90 (6.20%) Relational Database
10 69 (4.76%) Big Data
11 57 (3.93%) Data Warehouse
12 55 (3.79%) Hadoop
13 53 (3.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 51 (3.51%) PostgreSQL
15 46 (3.17%) Oracle Database
16 44 (3.03%) SQL Server 2016
17 42 (2.89%) Apache Cassandra
18 38 (2.62%) SQL Server 2005
19 36 (2.48%) Redis
20 35 (2.41%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 157 (10.82%) Visual Studio
2 140 (9.65%) Team Foundation Server
3 133 (9.17%) Git (software)
4 49 (3.38%) Subversion
5 46 (3.17%) Selenium
6 29 (2.00%) SpecFlow
7 27 (1.86%) Visual Studio Team System
8 26 (1.79%) JIRA
8 26 (1.79%) NUnit
9 16 (1.10%) MSTest
9 16 (1.10%) TeamCity
10 14 (0.96%) Maven
11 12 (0.83%) Eclipse
12 11 (0.76%) Oracle Forms
13 10 (0.69%) Cucumber
13 10 (0.69%) NCover
13 10 (0.69%) Oracle APEX
14 9 (0.62%) JUnit
14 9 (0.62%) Moq
15 8 (0.55%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 197 (13.58%) Finance
2 76 (5.24%) Retail
3 63 (4.34%) Marketing
4 49 (3.38%) Banking
5 40 (2.76%) Telecoms
6 36 (2.48%) Games
7 32 (2.21%) Manufacturing
8 27 (1.86%) Advertising
8 27 (1.86%) Electronics
9 10 (0.69%) Online Betting
10 6 (0.41%) Legal
11 5 (0.34%) Publishing
12 3 (0.21%) Aerospace
12 3 (0.21%) Automotive
12 3 (0.21%) Back Office
12 3 (0.21%) Billing
13 2 (0.14%) Front Office
13 2 (0.14%) Law
13 2 (0.14%) Local Government
14 1 (0.069%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 860 (59.27%) Developer
2 508 (35.01%) .NET Developer
3 303 (20.88%) C# Developer
4 215 (14.82%) C# .NET Developer
5 153 (10.54%) Senior Developer
6 146 (10.06%) Software Developer
7 128 (8.82%) ASP.NET Developer
8 106 (7.31%) Analyst
9 102 (7.03%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 102 (7.03%) DBA
10 99 (6.82%) SQL Developer
11 97 (6.69%) Software Engineer
12 89 (6.13%) C# Software Developer
12 89 (6.13%) SQL DBA
13 88 (6.06%) .NET Software Developer
14 87 (6.00%) Senior .NET Developer
15 80 (5.51%) C# ASP.NET Developer
16 65 (4.48%) Web Developer
17 57 (3.93%) Senior C# Developer
18 50 (3.45%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 884 (60.92%) .NET
2 631 (43.49%) ASP.NET
3 488 (33.63%) HTML
4 412 (28.39%) CSS
5 359 (24.74%) ASP.NET MVC
6 290 (19.99%) .NET Framework
7 243 (16.75%) AngularJS
8 232 (15.99%) ASP.NET Web API
9 216 (14.89%) jQuery
10 179 (12.34%) Entity Framework
11 174 (11.99%) WCF
12 145 (9.99%) HTML5
13 128 (8.82%) RESTful
14 125 (8.61%) ASP.NET MVC 5
15 118 (8.13%) Web Services
16 117 (8.06%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 100 (6.89%) XML
18 80 (5.51%) REST
19 78 (5.38%) CSS3
20 75 (5.17%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 75 (5.17%) Analytical Skills
2 63 (4.34%) Enterprise Software
3 52 (3.58%) User Experience
4 33 (2.27%) Computer Science
5 25 (1.72%) Management Information System
6 21 (1.45%) Driving Licence
7 19 (1.31%) Clustering
8 18 (1.24%) Data Centre
9 14 (0.96%) Mobile App
10 12 (0.83%) N-Tier
11 10 (0.69%) BBC
11 10 (0.69%) Mainframe
11 10 (0.69%) NHS
11 10 (0.69%) Online Games
11 10 (0.69%) Social Media
11 10 (0.69%) Video on Demand
12 9 (0.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 9 (0.62%) iPad
13 7 (0.48%) Replication
13 7 (0.48%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 308 (21.23%) Windows
2 131 (9.03%) Windows Server
3 92 (6.34%) Linux
4 51 (3.51%) Windows Server 2012
5 49 (3.38%) Windows Server 2008
6 41 (2.83%) Android
6 41 (2.83%) Windows Server 2003
7 39 (2.69%) Apple iOS
8 32 (2.21%) Unix
9 23 (1.59%) Windows XP
10 17 (1.17%) Solaris
11 14 (0.96%) AIX
12 13 (0.90%) Windows 7
12 13 (0.90%) Windows 8
13 11 (0.76%) Windows 2000 Server
14 10 (0.69%) Windows 10
15 9 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 6 (0.41%) CentOS
17 5 (0.34%) Mac OS X
17 5 (0.34%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 555 (38.25%) Agile Software Development
2 509 (35.08%) MVC
3 262 (18.06%) TDD
4 244 (16.82%) Scrum
5 184 (12.68%) Web Development
6 148 (10.20%) OO
6 148 (10.20%) Software Engineering
7 127 (8.75%) Unit Testing
8 124 (8.55%) Business Intelligence
9 119 (8.20%) BDD
10 112 (7.72%) ITIL
11 110 (7.58%) SDLC
12 108 (7.44%) Continuous Integration
13 101 (6.96%) ETL
14 85 (5.86%) Web Application Development
15 82 (5.65%) Mentoring
16 66 (4.55%) Migration
16 66 (4.55%) UML
17 63 (4.34%) High Availability
18 59 (4.07%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 838 (57.75%) C#
2 613 (42.25%) SQL
3 533 (36.73%) JavaScript
4 187 (12.89%) Java
5 184 (12.68%) T-SQL
6 92 (6.34%) VB.NET
7 71 (4.89%) PHP
8 61 (4.20%) PowerShell
9 59 (4.07%) C++
9 59 (4.07%) VB
10 51 (3.51%) Ruby
11 50 (3.45%) Python
12 44 (3.03%) Perl
13 37 (2.55%) C
14 30 (2.07%) VBScript
15 29 (2.00%) Bash Shell
16 26 (1.79%) VBA
17 25 (1.72%) PL/SQL
18 23 (1.59%) Go
19 13 (0.90%) VB6
Qualifications
1 150 (10.34%) Degree
2 85 (5.86%) Security Cleared
3 62 (4.27%) SC Cleared
4 51 (3.51%) Microsoft Certification
5 17 (1.17%) DV Cleared
6 16 (1.10%) MCP
7 13 (0.90%) MCSE
8 12 (0.83%) CCNA
8 12 (0.83%) Cisco Certification
8 12 (0.83%) ISEB
9 11 (0.76%) MCSA
10 8 (0.55%) BPSS Clearance
11 7 (0.48%) PMI Certification
12 6 (0.41%) DBS Check
12 6 (0.41%) EMC Certification
12 6 (0.41%) Postgraduate
13 5 (0.34%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 5 (0.34%) MCITP
13 5 (0.34%) Oracle Certification
13 5 (0.34%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (2.34%) QA
2 25 (1.72%) SLA
3 22 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 15 (1.03%) ISO 9001
5 12 (0.83%) ISO 14001
6 10 (0.69%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 3 (0.21%) ISO22301
8 2 (0.14%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.14%) WCAG
9 1 (0.069%) GPG13
System Software
1 88 (6.06%) Active Directory
2 43 (2.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (2.21%) Hyper-V
4 21 (1.45%) VMware ESX
5 11 (0.76%) Terminal Services
6 8 (0.55%) Virtual Machines
6 8 (0.55%) XenApp
7 7 (0.48%) Firmware
8 5 (0.34%) Docker
8 5 (0.34%) vSphere
9 4 (0.28%) ISA Server
9 4 (0.28%) MetaFrame
9 4 (0.28%) Terminal Server
9 4 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (0.28%) VMware Workstation
10 3 (0.21%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (0.14%) Forefront TMG
11 2 (0.14%) XenServer
12 1 (0.069%) Oracle RAC
12 1 (0.069%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 39 (2.69%) Puppet
2 36 (2.48%) Opscode Chef
3 35 (2.41%) Salt
4 31 (2.14%) Ansible
4 31 (2.14%) Kibana
4 31 (2.14%) logstash
5 9 (0.62%) Microsoft Clustering
6 7 (0.48%) AirWatch
6 7 (0.48%) Perfmon
6 7 (0.48%) SCCM
7 6 (0.41%) NetBackup
7 6 (0.41%) WSUS
8 5 (0.34%) HP Quality Center
8 5 (0.34%) SCVMM
9 3 (0.21%) Backup Exec
9 3 (0.21%) Norton AntiVirus
10 2 (0.14%) Graphite
10 2 (0.14%) Malwarebytes
10 2 (0.14%) Nagios
10 2 (0.14%) WMI
Vendors
1 397 (27.36%) Microsoft
2 273 (18.81%) Oracle
3 82 (5.65%) VMware
4 48 (3.31%) SAP
5 44 (3.03%) Cisco
6 39 (2.69%) Citrix
6 39 (2.69%) IBM
7 38 (2.62%) Xamarin
8 24 (1.65%) HP
9 18 (1.24%) Adobe
9 18 (1.24%) Tableau
10 17 (1.17%) Google
10 17 (1.17%) Salesforce.com
11 16 (1.10%) Facebook
12 14 (0.96%) Sitecore
13 12 (0.83%) Apple
13 12 (0.83%) Sybase
13 12 (0.83%) TIBCO
14 11 (0.76%) EMC
14 11 (0.76%) Veeam
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