Period
to 16 July 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) over the 6 months to 16 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
UK
6 months to
16 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 683 881 825
Rank change year-on-year +198 -56 +45
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) 134 229 388
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.16% 0.22%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.92% 0.81% 1.07%
Number of salaries quoted 108 193 355
Median annual salary £45,000 £38,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.88% -9.41% +6.25%
10th Percentile £25,375 £26,250 £28,200
90th Percentile £72,375 £58,500 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £41,500 £35,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +18.57% -12.50% +5.26%

SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) is in the Development Applications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 14,641 28,213 36,280
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.69% 19.35% 20.61%
Number of salaries quoted 11,716 22,399 29,446
Median annual salary £55,000 £51,485 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.83% +2.97% +5.26%
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +5.88%

SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) in the UK

SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS).

Salary trend for SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) in the UK

SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) over the 6 months to 16 July 2020.

Salary histogram for SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) in the UK

SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) within the UK over the 6 months to 16 July 2020. 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
England +203 130 £45,000 +14.21% 15
UK excluding London +178 82 £41,500 +18.57% 14
London +167 50 £55,000 +10.00%
Midlands +114 27 £42,500 +21.43% 3
West Midlands +99 26 £43,750 +25.00% 3
North of England +144 17 £35,500 -10.13% 7
South East +118 15 £30,000 -13.04% 2
South West +95 12 £40,000 +11.11% 2
North West +100 11 £35,000 -12.50% 2
East of England +80 7 £45,000 +28.57%
Yorkshire +110 4 £41,500 +18.57% 5
Work from Home +60 3 £45,000 +11.11% 1
Wales +30 2 £38,500 -8.98%
North East +23 2 £23,250 -33.57%
Scotland +80 1 £42,500 +13.33%
East Midlands +72 1 £42,500 +58.88%

For the 6 months to 16 July 2020, IT jobs citing SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) 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 with a requirement for SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS).

1 123 (91.79%) SQL
2 112 (83.58%) SQL Server
3 65 (48.51%) Microsoft
4 58 (43.28%) T-SQL
4 58 (43.28%) C#
5 56 (41.79%) Azure
6 53 (39.55%) .NET
7 52 (38.81%) Agile Software Development
8 48 (35.82%) Business Intelligence
9 47 (35.07%) JavaScript
10 44 (32.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 42 (31.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 38 (28.36%) Visual Studio
12 38 (28.36%) Power Platform
13 37 (27.61%) Power BI
14 36 (26.87%) IIS
14 36 (26.87%) HTML
15 33 (24.63%) Windows
15 33 (24.63%) Analytical Skills
16 32 (23.88%) ASP.NET
16 32 (23.88%) MVC
17 31 (23.13%) CSS
17 31 (23.13%) .NET Framework
18 30 (22.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 30 (22.39%) ETL
18 30 (22.39%) DevOps
19 29 (21.64%) Problem-Solving
20 26 (19.40%) Relational Database
20 26 (19.40%) Data Warehouse
20 26 (19.40%) Data Modelling

SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 (26.87%) IIS
2 6 (4.48%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.24%) Apache
3 3 (2.24%) Apache Synapse
3 3 (2.24%) MS Exchange
3 3 (2.24%) Oracle Application Server
4 2 (1.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.75%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.75%) CMS
5 1 (0.75%) SAS
Applications
1 21 (15.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (5.97%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.49%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (2.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.24%) MIS ActiveH
3 1 (0.75%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 56 (41.79%) Azure
2 38 (28.36%) Power Platform
3 10 (7.46%) AWS
4 7 (5.22%) Azure Data Factory
4 7 (5.22%) npm
4 7 (5.22%) PowerApps
4 7 (5.22%) SaaS
5 5 (3.73%) Serverless
6 4 (2.99%) Office 365
6 4 (2.99%) Power Automate
7 3 (2.24%) Azure Machine Learning
8 2 (1.49%) GCP
9 1 (0.75%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.75%) Azure Functions
9 1 (0.75%) ShareGate
9 1 (0.75%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.73%) DHCP
1 5 (3.73%) DNS
2 3 (2.24%) Internet
2 3 (2.24%) Skype
3 1 (0.75%) Firewall
3 1 (0.75%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 112 (83.58%) SQL Server
2 44 (32.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 42 (31.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 37 (27.61%) Power BI
5 30 (22.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 26 (19.40%) Data Warehouse
6 26 (19.40%) Relational Database
7 16 (11.94%) SQL Server 2012
8 14 (10.45%) MongoDB
9 12 (8.96%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 12 (8.96%) Redis
9 12 (8.96%) SQL Server 2008
10 8 (5.97%) SQL Server 2005
11 7 (5.22%) Azure SQL Database
11 7 (5.22%) Data Lake
11 7 (5.22%) OLAP
11 7 (5.22%) OLAP Cube
11 7 (5.22%) PowerPivot
11 7 (5.22%) SQL Server 2016
12 6 (4.48%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 38 (28.36%) Visual Studio
2 16 (11.94%) Git (software)
3 15 (11.19%) Team Foundation Server
4 11 (8.21%) NUnit
5 8 (5.97%) JIRA
6 5 (3.73%) gulp
6 5 (3.73%) jspm
6 5 (3.73%) Moq
6 5 (3.73%) MSTest
7 4 (2.99%) ER Studio
7 4 (2.99%) ERwin
7 4 (2.99%) GDB
7 4 (2.99%) Sourcetree
7 4 (2.99%) Visual Studio Code
8 2 (1.49%) Jenkins
8 2 (1.49%) Subversion
9 1 (0.75%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (0.75%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.75%) tSQLt
9 1 (0.75%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 17 (12.69%) Finance
2 7 (5.22%) Marketing
3 5 (3.73%) Retail
4 3 (2.24%) Banking
4 3 (2.24%) Law
5 2 (1.49%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.75%) Advertising
6 1 (0.75%) Back Office
6 1 (0.75%) Billing
6 1 (0.75%) Local Government
6 1 (0.75%) Police
6 1 (0.75%) Public Sector
6 1 (0.75%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 64 (47.76%) Developer
2 30 (22.39%) Analyst
3 25 (18.66%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 14 (10.45%) .NET Developer
5 13 (9.70%) Applications Support
6 10 (7.46%) Full Stack Developer
6 10 (7.46%) Technical Analyst
7 9 (6.72%) Senior Developer
8 7 (5.22%) Architect
8 7 (5.22%) Business Developer
8 7 (5.22%) Lead Developer
9 6 (4.48%) C# Developer
9 6 (4.48%) Lead .NET Developer
9 6 (4.48%) Power BI Developer
9 6 (4.48%) Software Developer
9 6 (4.48%) SQL Analyst
10 5 (3.73%) C# .NET Developer
10 5 (3.73%) Data Engineer
10 5 (3.73%) Integration Developer
10 5 (3.73%) Professional Services Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (39.55%) .NET
2 36 (26.87%) HTML
3 32 (23.88%) ASP.NET
4 31 (23.13%) .NET Framework
4 31 (23.13%) CSS
5 26 (19.40%) jQuery
6 25 (18.66%) ASP.NET MVC
7 24 (17.91%) AngularJS
8 22 (16.42%) JSON
8 22 (16.42%) REST
9 20 (14.93%) ASP.NET Web API
10 19 (14.18%) WCF
11 18 (13.43%) Ajax
12 13 (9.70%) XML
13 12 (8.96%) Entity Framework
14 10 (7.46%) React
14 10 (7.46%) Web Services
15 6 (4.48%) .NET Core
15 6 (4.48%) Sass
16 4 (2.99%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 33 (24.63%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (8.96%) Data Structures
3 11 (8.21%) Management Information System
4 6 (4.48%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (2.99%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (2.99%) N-Tier
6 2 (1.49%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.75%) Analytical Mindset
7 1 (0.75%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.75%) Replication
7 1 (0.75%) User Experience
7 1 (0.75%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 33 (24.63%) Windows
2 7 (5.22%) Windows Server
3 6 (4.48%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (4.48%) Windows Server 2016
4 5 (3.73%) Linux
5 3 (2.24%) Unix
5 3 (2.24%) Windows 10
5 3 (2.24%) Windows 7
5 3 (2.24%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.49%) Android
6 2 (1.49%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (38.81%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (35.82%) Business Intelligence
3 32 (23.88%) MVC
4 30 (22.39%) DevOps
4 30 (22.39%) ETL
5 29 (21.64%) Problem-Solving
6 26 (19.40%) Data Modelling
7 20 (14.93%) SDLC
8 19 (14.18%) Microservices
9 18 (13.43%) Data Analysis
9 18 (13.43%) ITIL
9 18 (13.43%) Unit Testing
10 16 (11.94%) Computer Science
10 16 (11.94%) Software Engineering
11 15 (11.19%) Analytics
11 15 (11.19%) TDD
12 14 (10.45%) ERD
12 14 (10.45%) SOLID
12 14 (10.45%) UML
13 12 (8.96%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 123 (91.79%) SQL
2 58 (43.28%) C#
2 58 (43.28%) T-SQL
3 47 (35.07%) JavaScript
4 20 (14.93%) TypeScript
5 16 (11.94%) PowerShell
6 15 (11.19%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 12 (8.96%) Python
7 12 (8.96%) VB.NET
8 6 (4.48%) R
8 6 (4.48%) VBA
9 5 (3.73%) VB
10 4 (2.99%) PL/SQL
10 4 (2.99%) Scala
10 4 (2.99%) VB6
11 3 (2.24%) Java
11 3 (2.24%) Perl
11 3 (2.24%) Shell Script
11 3 (2.24%) VBScript
11 3 (2.24%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 19 (14.18%) Degree
2 10 (7.46%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (4.48%) ISEB
4 4 (2.99%) MBCS
5 2 (1.49%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (1.49%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (1.49%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.97%) QA
2 4 (2.99%) Data Quality
3 3 (2.24%) SLA
4 1 (0.75%) GDPR
System Software
1 9 (6.72%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.75%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.75%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 65 (48.51%) Microsoft
2 10 (7.46%) Oracle
3 8 (5.97%) Tableau
4 5 (3.73%) Capita
4 5 (3.73%) IBM
5 4 (2.99%) Cognos
5 4 (2.99%) Databricks
5 4 (2.99%) Netezza
5 4 (2.99%) Teradata
6 3 (2.24%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (2.24%) Yardi
7 2 (1.49%) Actuate
7 2 (1.49%) Birst
7 2 (1.49%) RedGate
7 2 (1.49%) Xamarin
8 1 (0.75%) Google
8 1 (0.75%) VMware