Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the Thames Valley 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 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
South East > Thames Valley
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 12 13 9
Rank change year-on-year +1 -4 -2
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 1834 2060 2854
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Thames Valley 15.26% 13.99% 15.18%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 49.10% 50.85% 49.90%
Number of salaries quoted 1716 1932 2655
Thames Valley median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
10th Percentile £29,188 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £61,250 £61,250
South East median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 Thames Valley with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
Thames Valley
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 3735 4051 5720
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Thames Valley 31.07% 27.51% 30.42%
Number of salaries quoted 3171 3505 4755
Thames Valley median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,750 £28,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65% +3.61%

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in the Thames Valley

Job postings citing SQL Server as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the Thames Valley.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server in the Thames Valley

SQL Server
Salary Trend in the Thames Valley

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SQL Server in the Thames Valley.

Salary trend for SQL Server in the Thames Valley

SQL Server
Salary Histogram in the Thames Valley

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in the Thames Valley over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Salary histogram for SQL Server in the Thames Valley

SQL Server
Job Locations in the Thames Valley

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server within the Thames Valley region over the 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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
Berkshire -2 835 £45,000 - 42
Buckinghamshire +2 577 £43,500 +2.35% 30
Oxfordshire +1 440 £41,500 +3.75% 36
SQL Server
South East

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 Thames Valley region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 1132 (61.72%) .NET
2 1036 (56.49%) C#
3 912 (49.73%) SQL
4 735 (40.08%) ASP.NET
5 734 (40.02%) Microsoft
6 718 (39.15%) Agile Software Development
7 711 (38.77%) MVC
8 655 (35.71%) JavaScript
9 515 (28.08%) HTML
10 501 (27.32%) CSS
11 491 (26.77%) ASP.NET MVC
12 460 (25.08%) Windows
13 420 (22.90%) TDD
13 420 (22.90%) jQuery
14 332 (18.10%) AngularJS
15 293 (15.98%) ASP.NET Web API
16 274 (14.94%) WCF
17 266 (14.50%) T-SQL
18 265 (14.45%) BDD
19 264 (14.39%) Scrum
20 257 (14.01%) Oracle
21 250 (13.63%) .NET Framework
21 250 (13.63%) Windows Server
22 248 (13.52%) RESTful
23 240 (13.09%) ASP.NET MVC 5
24 237 (12.92%) Degree
25 236 (12.87%) Web Services
26 232 (12.65%) Visual Studio
27 219 (11.94%) Web Development
28 218 (11.89%) OO

SQL Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Thames Valley 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
1 181 (9.87%) IIS
2 115 (6.27%) MS Exchange
3 82 (4.47%) SharePoint
4 52 (2.84%) CMS
5 47 (2.56%) Apache
6 40 (2.18%) Exchange Server 2010
7 35 (1.91%) Exchange Server 2013
8 29 (1.58%) Tomcat
9 27 (1.47%) Sitecore CMS
10 26 (1.42%) Umbraco
11 25 (1.36%) DNN
12 21 (1.15%) Documentum
12 21 (1.15%) Skype for Business
13 20 (1.09%) Elasticsearch
14 19 (1.04%) Apache Solr
15 18 (0.98%) WordPress
16 17 (0.93%) Drupal
17 16 (0.87%) BizTalk Server
17 16 (0.87%) WebLogic
18 15 (0.82%) EPiServer
Applications
1 90 (4.91%) Microsoft Office
2 47 (2.56%) Microsoft Excel
3 19 (1.04%) MS Visio
4 14 (0.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.27%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.22%) Chatbot
6 4 (0.22%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.055%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 40 (2.18%) Dynamics AX
2 23 (1.25%) Dynamics CRM
3 13 (0.71%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.11%) BusinessWorks
4 2 (0.11%) Dynamics GP
4 2 (0.11%) nopCommerce
4 2 (0.11%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.055%) Cerner Millennium
5 1 (0.055%) Exstream
5 1 (0.055%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
5 1 (0.055%) OPENHousing
5 1 (0.055%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.055%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.055%) SAP Hybris
5 1 (0.055%) Summit
5 1 (0.055%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 202 (11.01%) Microsoft Azure
2 69 (3.76%) Office 365
3 59 (3.22%) SaaS
4 53 (2.89%) Amazon AWS
5 20 (1.09%) IaaS
6 17 (0.93%) Dynamics 365
7 12 (0.65%) Azure Data Factory
8 11 (0.60%) PaaS
9 9 (0.49%) Azure Active Directory
10 8 (0.44%) npm
11 7 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
12 6 (0.33%) Amazon S3
12 6 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
12 6 (0.33%) Google Analytics
12 6 (0.33%) Route 53
13 5 (0.27%) Amazon ELB
14 4 (0.22%) Amazon EMR
14 4 (0.22%) IBM Blueworks
15 2 (0.11%) Google Cloud Platform
15 2 (0.11%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 124 (6.76%) Internet
2 107 (5.83%) Firewall
3 53 (2.89%) DNS
4 49 (2.67%) TCP/IP
5 48 (2.62%) HTTP
6 43 (2.34%) SAN
7 38 (2.07%) VLAN
7 38 (2.07%) WAN
8 33 (1.80%) VPN
9 32 (1.74%) LAN
10 31 (1.69%) Intranet
11 28 (1.53%) VoIP
12 27 (1.47%) DHCP
13 21 (1.15%) Cisco ASA
13 21 (1.15%) Skype
14 16 (0.87%) Extranet
15 15 (0.82%) Remote Desktop
16 12 (0.65%) HTTPS
16 12 (0.65%) MPLS
17 11 (0.60%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 205 (11.18%) SQL Server 2016
2 203 (11.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 171 (9.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 141 (7.69%) NoSQL
5 135 (7.36%) SQL Server 2014
6 132 (7.20%) MySQL
7 105 (5.73%) SQL Server 2012
8 99 (5.40%) SQL Server 2008
9 93 (5.07%) Data Warehouse
10 89 (4.85%) Relational Database
11 72 (3.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 71 (3.87%) MongoDB
13 55 (3.00%) Power BI
14 40 (2.18%) MariaDB
15 35 (1.91%) Oracle Database
15 35 (1.91%) PostgreSQL
15 35 (1.91%) SQL Server 2005
16 29 (1.58%) Big Data
17 26 (1.42%) QlikView
18 25 (1.36%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 232 (12.65%) Visual Studio
2 206 (11.23%) Team Foundation Server
3 193 (10.52%) Git (software)
4 68 (3.71%) Subversion
5 39 (2.13%) TeamCity
6 35 (1.91%) JIRA
7 33 (1.80%) Octopus Deploy
8 28 (1.53%) NUnit
9 27 (1.47%) Jenkins
10 26 (1.42%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 21 (1.15%) Selenium
12 20 (1.09%) MSTest
13 19 (1.04%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 16 (0.87%) ReSharper
15 13 (0.71%) Maven
16 12 (0.65%) SpecFlow
17 10 (0.55%) Jasmine
18 9 (0.49%) Ant
18 9 (0.49%) webpack
19 6 (0.33%) Cucumber
General
1 217 (11.83%) Finance
2 85 (4.63%) Games
3 75 (4.09%) Marketing
4 72 (3.93%) Telecoms
5 65 (3.54%) Retail
6 39 (2.13%) Advertising
7 36 (1.96%) Banking
7 36 (1.96%) Publishing
8 35 (1.91%) Manufacturing
9 27 (1.47%) Electronics
10 25 (1.36%) Automotive
10 25 (1.36%) Music Industry
11 21 (1.15%) Back Office
12 14 (0.76%) Legal
13 12 (0.65%) Billing
14 8 (0.44%) Local Government
15 7 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
16 4 (0.22%) Cantonese Language
16 4 (0.22%) Financial Institution
16 4 (0.22%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1137 (62.00%) Developer
2 667 (36.37%) .NET Developer
3 409 (22.30%) C# Developer
4 264 (14.39%) C# .NET Developer
5 212 (11.56%) Senior Developer
6 180 (9.81%) ASP.NET Developer
7 171 (9.32%) Software Developer
8 146 (7.96%) Analyst
9 138 (7.52%) SQL Developer
10 137 (7.47%) Web Developer
11 131 (7.14%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 115 (6.27%) C# Software Developer
13 109 (5.94%) Senior .NET Developer
14 104 (5.67%) Support Engineer
15 96 (5.23%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
16 92 (5.02%) .NET Software Developer
17 89 (4.85%) Senior C# Developer
18 78 (4.25%) Applications Support
19 71 (3.87%) Administrator
20 70 (3.82%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1132 (61.72%) .NET
2 735 (40.08%) ASP.NET
3 515 (28.08%) HTML
4 501 (27.32%) CSS
5 491 (26.77%) ASP.NET MVC
6 420 (22.90%) jQuery
7 332 (18.10%) AngularJS
8 293 (15.98%) ASP.NET Web API
9 274 (14.94%) WCF
10 250 (13.63%) .NET Framework
11 248 (13.52%) RESTful
12 240 (13.09%) ASP.NET MVC 5
13 236 (12.87%) Web Services
14 204 (11.12%) XML
15 202 (11.01%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 179 (9.76%) HTML5
17 165 (9.00%) KnockoutJS
18 145 (7.91%) ASP.NET Web Forms
19 140 (7.63%) Node.js
20 122 (6.65%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 155 (8.45%) Greenfield Project
2 144 (7.85%) Analytical Skills
3 98 (5.34%) Computer Science
4 83 (4.53%) Mobile App
5 82 (4.47%) Enterprise Software
6 60 (3.27%) Clustering
7 38 (2.07%) Driving Licence
8 26 (1.42%) Social Media
8 26 (1.42%) User Experience
9 24 (1.31%) Replication
10 22 (1.20%) BBC
10 22 (1.20%) Tandem
11 21 (1.15%) Algorithms
11 21 (1.15%) Data Centre
12 20 (1.09%) Fintech
12 20 (1.09%) RIA
13 19 (1.04%) N-Tier
14 18 (0.98%) Client/Server
15 17 (0.93%) EPoS
16 15 (0.82%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 460 (25.08%) Windows
2 250 (13.63%) Windows Server
3 130 (7.09%) Linux
4 122 (6.65%) Windows Server 2012
5 91 (4.96%) Windows Server 2008
6 75 (4.09%) Android
7 70 (3.82%) Apple iOS
8 59 (3.22%) Windows 7
9 52 (2.84%) Windows 10
10 39 (2.13%) Windows 8
11 22 (1.20%) Mac OS X
12 20 (1.09%) Windows Server 2003
13 14 (0.76%) CentOS
14 12 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 9 (0.49%) Unix
16 6 (0.33%) Ubuntu
17 5 (0.27%) Debian
18 4 (0.22%) Amazon Linux
19 3 (0.16%) Windows XP
20 2 (0.11%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 718 (39.15%) Agile Software Development
2 711 (38.77%) MVC
3 420 (22.90%) TDD
4 265 (14.45%) BDD
5 264 (14.39%) Scrum
6 219 (11.94%) Web Development
7 218 (11.89%) OO
8 203 (11.07%) Business Intelligence
9 200 (10.91%) Web Application Development
10 151 (8.23%) SDLC
11 135 (7.36%) Unit Testing
12 122 (6.65%) Software Engineering
13 106 (5.78%) Mentoring
14 90 (4.91%) Continuous Integration
15 86 (4.69%) Mathematics
16 84 (4.58%) SOLID
17 82 (4.47%) Dependency Injection
18 81 (4.42%) Project Management
19 69 (3.76%) Migration
20 68 (3.71%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 1036 (56.49%) C#
2 912 (49.73%) SQL
3 655 (35.71%) JavaScript
4 266 (14.50%) T-SQL
5 138 (7.52%) VB.NET
6 136 (7.42%) Java
7 106 (5.78%) PowerShell
8 88 (4.80%) Ruby
9 80 (4.36%) PHP
10 70 (3.82%) C++
11 67 (3.65%) TypeScript
12 57 (3.11%) Python
13 46 (2.51%) VB
14 36 (1.96%) C
15 28 (1.53%) X++
16 13 (0.71%) VBA
17 12 (0.65%) Perl
18 11 (0.60%) Shell Script
19 10 (0.55%) PL/SQL
20 9 (0.49%) VC++
Qualifications
1 237 (12.92%) Degree
2 58 (3.16%) Microsoft Certification
3 30 (1.64%) Computer Science Degree
4 26 (1.42%) Cisco Certification
5 25 (1.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 24 (1.31%) MCSA
7 23 (1.25%) CCNA
8 22 (1.20%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
9 21 (1.15%) MCSE
9 21 (1.15%) Security Cleared
10 13 (0.71%) MCP
11 11 (0.60%) SC Cleared
12 9 (0.49%) MCTS
13 8 (0.44%) DV Cleared
14 5 (0.27%) PMI Certification
15 4 (0.22%) BC Cleared
15 4 (0.22%) ITIL Certification
16 3 (0.16%) HND
16 3 (0.16%) MBA
16 3 (0.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (2.73%) QA
2 33 (1.80%) SLA
3 32 (1.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 20 (1.09%) ISO 9001
5 18 (0.98%) Data Quality
6 12 (0.65%) GAMP
7 11 (0.60%) PCI DSS
8 4 (0.22%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 4 (0.22%) Disclosure Scotland
8 4 (0.22%) ISO 22301
8 4 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 2 (0.11%) GPG13
9 2 (0.11%) PMO
9 2 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.055%) HL7
System Software
1 177 (9.65%) Active Directory
2 91 (4.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 76 (4.14%) Hyper-V
4 50 (2.73%) VMware ESXi
5 42 (2.29%) Docker
6 19 (1.04%) Virtual Machines
7 15 (0.82%) KVM
8 11 (0.60%) XenApp
9 10 (0.55%) Terminal Services
10 9 (0.49%) VMware Workstation
10 9 (0.49%) XenServer
11 6 (0.33%) Microsoft App-V
11 6 (0.33%) vSphere
12 5 (0.27%) HDFS
12 5 (0.27%) Virtual Servers
12 5 (0.27%) XenDesktop
13 4 (0.22%) Apache Flume
13 4 (0.22%) DFS Replication
13 4 (0.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 3 (0.16%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 41 (2.24%) SCCM
2 31 (1.69%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 30 (1.64%) Backup Exec
4 28 (1.53%) vCenter Server
5 23 (1.25%) WSUS
6 22 (1.20%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 22 (1.20%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 15 (0.82%) Ansible
8 12 (0.65%) SCOM
9 10 (0.55%) Puppet
9 10 (0.55%) ZABBIX
10 9 (0.49%) Kibana
10 9 (0.49%) SCVMM
11 8 (0.44%) Opscode Chef
12 7 (0.38%) Nagios
12 7 (0.38%) Norton AntiVirus
12 7 (0.38%) SCDPM
13 6 (0.33%) NetBackup
14 5 (0.27%) Business Desktop Deployment
14 5 (0.27%) Opsview
Vendors
1 734 (40.02%) Microsoft
2 257 (14.01%) Oracle
3 161 (8.78%) VMware
4 112 (6.11%) Cisco
5 72 (3.93%) Citrix
6 43 (2.34%) Telerik
7 41 (2.24%) Tableau
8 38 (2.07%) Facebook
8 38 (2.07%) Symantec
9 37 (2.02%) Google
10 33 (1.80%) F5
10 33 (1.80%) SAP
11 32 (1.74%) Xamarin
12 31 (1.69%) Juniper
13 30 (1.64%) Apple
14 27 (1.47%) Sitecore
15 26 (1.42%) IBM
16 24 (1.31%) EMC
17 23 (1.25%) Forcepoint
17 23 (1.25%) Veritas