Period
to 21 August 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 August 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 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 12 11 12
Rank change year-on-year -1 +1 -2
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 1,555 1,617 1,718
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 14.96% 15.65% 15.78%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 50.11% 50.25% 49.78%
Number of salaries quoted 1,380 1,420 1,493
South West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,500 £25,550
90th Percentile £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
England median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.33% - +5.88%

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 3,103 3,218 3,451
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 29.86% 31.15% 31.71%
Number of salaries quoted 2,693 2,780 2,904
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £63,750 £62,500 £62,500
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 August 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 August 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 +2 515 £42,500 +6.25% 80
Dorset -3 306 £40,000 +6.67% 43
Wiltshire +5 261 £40,000 - 32
Gloucestershire -8 192 £42,500 +8.28% 30
Somerset 0 140 £39,500 +5.33% 17
Devon -7 55 £41,000 +2.50% 35
Cornwall +2 50 £32,500 +18.18% 5
Avon - 2 £50,000 -
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 21 August 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.

1 914 (58.78%) .NET
2 900 (57.88%) C#
3 661 (42.51%) SQL
4 639 (41.09%) Microsoft
5 602 (38.71%) JavaScript
6 558 (35.88%) ASP.NET
7 535 (34.41%) MVC
8 501 (32.22%) Agile Software Development
9 460 (29.58%) HTML
10 402 (25.85%) CSS
11 340 (21.86%) Windows
12 332 (21.35%) Business Intelligence
13 324 (20.84%) Microsoft Azure
14 314 (20.19%) AngularJS
15 308 (19.81%) .NET Framework
16 299 (19.23%) ASP.NET MVC
17 271 (17.43%) Degree
18 270 (17.36%) Finance
19 260 (16.72%) Oracle
20 248 (15.95%) TDD
21 246 (15.82%) ASP.NET Web API
22 243 (15.63%) jQuery
23 204 (13.12%) T-SQL
24 194 (12.48%) Entity Framework
25 193 (12.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
26 186 (11.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
26 186 (11.96%) Web Services
27 180 (11.58%) Problem-Solving
28 179 (11.51%) Scrum
29 178 (11.45%) Web Development

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
1 110 (7.07%) SharePoint
2 53 (3.41%) CMS
3 48 (3.09%) IIS
4 43 (2.77%) Umbraco
5 35 (2.25%) Elasticsearch
6 29 (1.86%) BizTalk Server
6 29 (1.86%) SharePoint 2013
7 24 (1.54%) Confluence
8 21 (1.35%) MS Exchange
9 20 (1.29%) Apache
9 20 (1.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 15 (0.96%) Moodle
11 14 (0.90%) Apache Pig
12 13 (0.84%) Sitecore CMS
13 11 (0.71%) Drupal
13 11 (0.71%) EPiServer
13 11 (0.71%) Skype for Business
13 11 (0.71%) WordPress
14 8 (0.51%) Kentico
15 7 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 69 (4.44%) Microsoft Excel
2 34 (2.19%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (0.32%) InfoPath
4 4 (0.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.19%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.19%) SPSS
6 2 (0.13%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.064%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.064%) Stata
Business Applications
1 18 (1.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.64%) Dynamics AX
2 10 (0.64%) Oracle EBS
2 10 (0.64%) Oracle EBS R12
3 9 (0.58%) Dynamics NAV
4 6 (0.39%) SAP Business One
5 4 (0.26%) NetSuite
5 4 (0.26%) nopCommerce
6 2 (0.13%) Elite 3E
6 2 (0.13%) Visualfiles
7 1 (0.064%) BPCS
7 1 (0.064%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.064%) Oracle Utilities
7 1 (0.064%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 324 (20.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 153 (9.84%) Amazon AWS
3 64 (4.12%) SaaS
4 62 (3.99%) Office 365
5 27 (1.74%) Amazon S3
6 17 (1.09%) Amazon EC2
7 15 (0.96%) PaaS
8 13 (0.84%) Google Cloud Platform
9 12 (0.77%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 12 (0.77%) Dynamics 365
10 9 (0.58%) GitHub
10 9 (0.58%) IaaS
11 8 (0.51%) npm
12 7 (0.45%) OneDrive
13 5 (0.32%) Amazon Kinesis
13 5 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
13 5 (0.32%) Serverless
14 4 (0.26%) Azure Active Directory
14 4 (0.26%) Azure Data Factory
15 3 (0.19%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 59 (3.79%) Firewall
2 45 (2.89%) DNS
3 42 (2.70%) Internet
4 34 (2.19%) TCP/IP
5 29 (1.86%) Network Security
6 26 (1.67%) HTTP
6 26 (1.67%) Intrusion Detection
7 24 (1.54%) SSL
8 22 (1.41%) SAN
9 15 (0.96%) VPN
10 13 (0.84%) DHCP
11 10 (0.64%) WAN
12 9 (0.58%) SMS
13 8 (0.51%) Intranet
13 8 (0.51%) LAN
13 8 (0.51%) Reverse Proxy
13 8 (0.51%) Skype
14 6 (0.39%) FTP
14 6 (0.39%) SMTP
15 5 (0.32%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 193 (12.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 186 (11.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 177 (11.38%) MySQL
4 151 (9.71%) Data Warehouse
5 133 (8.55%) Relational Database
6 110 (7.07%) SQL Server 2008
7 104 (6.69%) SQL Server 2016
8 91 (5.85%) SQL Server 2012
9 86 (5.53%) RDBMS
10 80 (5.14%) Power BI
11 79 (5.08%) SQL Server 2014
11 79 (5.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 61 (3.92%) NoSQL
13 60 (3.86%) PostgreSQL
14 56 (3.60%) Oracle Database
15 50 (3.22%) BusinessObjects
16 42 (2.70%) MongoDB
17 39 (2.51%) Big Data
18 30 (1.93%) SQL Server 2005
19 27 (1.74%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 151 (9.71%) Git (software)
2 141 (9.07%) Team Foundation Server
3 100 (6.43%) Visual Studio
4 69 (4.44%) JIRA
5 31 (1.99%) gulp
6 28 (1.80%) Jasmine
6 28 (1.80%) Karma Test Runner
7 27 (1.74%) TeamCity
8 26 (1.67%) Bitbucket
9 22 (1.41%) Octopus Deploy
9 22 (1.41%) Selenium
10 21 (1.35%) Jenkins
10 21 (1.35%) Subversion
11 19 (1.22%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 17 (1.09%) Eclipse
12 17 (1.09%) Maven
13 13 (0.84%) MSTest
14 12 (0.77%) Liquibase
15 11 (0.71%) git-flow
15 11 (0.71%) Robot Framework
General
1 270 (17.36%) Finance
2 105 (6.75%) Manufacturing
2 105 (6.75%) Marketing
3 81 (5.21%) Telecoms
4 74 (4.76%) Electronics
5 45 (2.89%) Retail
6 39 (2.51%) Games
7 22 (1.41%) Advertising
8 16 (1.03%) Legal
9 7 (0.45%) Automotive
9 7 (0.45%) Music Industry
10 5 (0.32%) Aerospace
10 5 (0.32%) Back Office
10 5 (0.32%) Law
11 4 (0.26%) Military
12 2 (0.13%) Banking
13 1 (0.064%) French Language
Job Titles
1 974 (62.64%) Developer
2 504 (32.41%) .NET Developer
3 301 (19.36%) C# Developer
4 285 (18.33%) Software Developer
5 241 (15.50%) C# .NET Developer
6 180 (11.58%) Analyst
7 117 (7.52%) C# Software Developer
8 110 (7.07%) Junior
8 110 (7.07%) Senior Developer
9 109 (7.01%) .NET Software Developer
10 108 (6.95%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 86 (5.53%) Graduate
12 85 (5.47%) Junior Developer
13 78 (5.02%) SQL Developer
14 77 (4.95%) Web Developer
15 73 (4.69%) Graduate Developer
16 67 (4.31%) Applications Support
16 67 (4.31%) ASP.NET Developer
17 65 (4.18%) C# ASP.NET Developer
18 63 (4.05%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 914 (58.78%) .NET
2 558 (35.88%) ASP.NET
3 460 (29.58%) HTML
4 402 (25.85%) CSS
5 314 (20.19%) AngularJS
6 308 (19.81%) .NET Framework
7 299 (19.23%) ASP.NET MVC
8 246 (15.82%) ASP.NET Web API
9 243 (15.63%) jQuery
10 194 (12.48%) Entity Framework
11 186 (11.96%) Web Services
12 131 (8.42%) XML
13 126 (8.10%) REST
14 125 (8.04%) WCF
15 118 (7.59%) RESTful
16 108 (6.95%) HTML5
17 100 (6.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 76 (4.89%) .NET Core
19 73 (4.69%) SOAP
20 70 (4.50%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 158 (10.16%) Analytical Skills
2 101 (6.50%) Greenfield Project
3 82 (5.27%) User Experience
4 76 (4.89%) Computer Science
5 69 (4.44%) Enterprise Software
6 55 (3.54%) Management Information System
7 54 (3.47%) Self-Motivation
8 51 (3.28%) Fintech
9 26 (1.67%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 22 (1.41%) Driving Licence
11 21 (1.35%) Data Structures
12 20 (1.29%) Linux Command Line
13 17 (1.09%) Mobile App
14 14 (0.90%) Client/Server
14 14 (0.90%) Hybrid Cloud
15 12 (0.77%) Data Centre
15 12 (0.77%) Replication
16 11 (0.71%) Embedded Systems
17 10 (0.64%) VLE
18 8 (0.51%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 340 (21.86%) Windows
2 141 (9.07%) Linux
3 134 (8.62%) Windows Server
4 52 (3.34%) Unix
5 46 (2.96%) Windows Server 2012
6 22 (1.41%) Android
7 20 (1.29%) Windows 10
8 18 (1.16%) Apple iOS
9 16 (1.03%) Windows Server 2008
10 12 (0.77%) Mac OS X
11 10 (0.64%) Ubuntu
12 8 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (0.26%) Windows 7
13 4 (0.26%) Windows Server 2003
14 2 (0.13%) Oracle Linux
14 2 (0.13%) Windows 8
15 1 (0.064%) Debian
15 1 (0.064%) VMS
15 1 (0.064%) Windows 2000 Server
15 1 (0.064%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 535 (34.41%) MVC
2 501 (32.22%) Agile Software Development
3 332 (21.35%) Business Intelligence
4 248 (15.95%) TDD
5 180 (11.58%) Problem-Solving
6 179 (11.51%) Scrum
7 178 (11.45%) Web Development
8 168 (10.80%) ITIL
9 140 (9.00%) OO
9 140 (9.00%) Software Engineering
10 138 (8.87%) ETL
11 126 (8.10%) BDD
12 112 (7.20%) SDLC
13 107 (6.88%) SOA
14 101 (6.50%) Unit Testing
15 80 (5.14%) Continuous Integration
15 80 (5.14%) Digital Marketing
16 79 (5.08%) OOP
17 78 (5.02%) E-Commerce
17 78 (5.02%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 900 (57.88%) C#
2 661 (42.51%) SQL
3 602 (38.71%) JavaScript
4 204 (13.12%) T-SQL
5 165 (10.61%) Java
6 132 (8.49%) PowerShell
7 112 (7.20%) Python
8 109 (7.01%) VB.NET
9 94 (6.05%) C++
10 92 (5.92%) PHP
11 65 (4.18%) TypeScript
12 42 (2.70%) VB
13 39 (2.51%) Ruby
14 38 (2.44%) PL/SQL
15 32 (2.06%) Perl
16 30 (1.93%) VBA
17 29 (1.86%) C
18 22 (1.41%) Bash Shell
19 16 (1.03%) Shell Script
20 11 (0.71%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 271 (17.43%) Degree
2 124 (7.97%) Microsoft Certification
3 122 (7.85%) Security Cleared
4 63 (4.05%) Computer Science Degree
4 63 (4.05%) SC Cleared
5 36 (2.32%) Cisco Certification
6 30 (1.93%) MCPD
7 28 (1.80%) ITIL Certification
8 26 (1.67%) CCNA
9 24 (1.54%) MCSE
10 22 (1.41%) Postgraduate
11 21 (1.35%) CISSP
11 21 (1.35%) SSCP
12 20 (1.29%) DV Cleared
13 14 (0.90%) DBS Check
13 14 (0.90%) MCITP
14 12 (0.77%) MCSA
15 11 (0.71%) GIAC
15 11 (0.71%) Linux+ Certification
15 11 (0.71%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (2.25%) Data Quality
2 34 (2.19%) QA
3 19 (1.22%) SLA
4 15 (0.96%) GDPR
5 7 (0.45%) ISO 9001
5 7 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 5 (0.32%) WCAG
8 4 (0.26%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.064%) GCP
9 1 (0.064%) HL7
9 1 (0.064%) PMO
System Software
1 105 (6.75%) Active Directory
2 76 (4.89%) Hyper-V
3 27 (1.74%) Docker
3 27 (1.74%) Virtual Desktop
4 24 (1.54%) VMware Infrastructure
5 19 (1.22%) vSphere
6 14 (0.90%) BitLocker
7 7 (0.45%) XenApp
8 6 (0.39%) Terminal Services
8 6 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (0.39%) XenServer
9 4 (0.26%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (0.19%) Oracle RAC
10 3 (0.19%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.13%) Virtual Machines
11 2 (0.13%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.064%) HDFS
12 1 (0.064%) KVM
12 1 (0.064%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.064%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 56 (3.60%) SCCM
2 34 (2.19%) Puppet
3 25 (1.61%) SCOM
4 21 (1.35%) SCVMM
5 16 (1.03%) Microsoft Intune
6 13 (0.84%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 12 (0.77%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 11 (0.71%) Salt
9 10 (0.64%) Cacti
9 10 (0.64%) NetBackup
9 10 (0.64%) ZABBIX
10 9 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
11 8 (0.51%) Ansible
12 6 (0.39%) Kibana
12 6 (0.39%) WSUS
13 5 (0.32%) Data Guard
13 5 (0.32%) Microsoft Clustering
13 5 (0.32%) WMI
14 4 (0.26%) Business Desktop Deployment
14 4 (0.26%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 639 (41.09%) Microsoft
2 260 (16.72%) Oracle
3 104 (6.69%) SAP
4 44 (2.83%) VMware
5 39 (2.51%) Tableau
6 37 (2.38%) Informatica
7 36 (2.32%) Google
8 29 (1.86%) Cisco
9 28 (1.80%) McAfee
10 26 (1.67%) Capita
11 24 (1.54%) Sitecore
12 22 (1.41%) Atlassian
13 20 (1.29%) IBM
14 19 (1.22%) Citrix
14 19 (1.22%) Veeam
15 18 (1.16%) HP
16 15 (0.96%) Cognos
16 15 (0.96%) Twitter
17 13 (0.84%) Trillium
18 11 (0.71%) Facebook