Period
to 19 February 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 19 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
UK
6 months to
19 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 779 908 798
Rank change year-on-year +129 -110 +153
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) 231 220 428
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.15% 0.24%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.97% 0.73% 1.18%
Number of salaries quoted 176 177 388
UK median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -11.11% +15.38%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,550 £29,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £62,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £36,250 £42,500
% change year-on-year +17.24% -14.71% +16.44%

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 23,806 30,130 36,119
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.19% 19.88% 20.57%
Number of salaries quoted 18,778 24,041 29,627
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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

SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT 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

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) over the 6 months to 19 February 2020.

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

SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
Top 15 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 19 February 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 +149 226 £43,243 +8.11% 49
UK excluding London +84 145 £42,500 +17.24% 45
London +104 85 £52,500 +2.44% 12
North of England +84 44 £35,500 -5.33% 12
North West +68 35 £37,500 +9.49% 7
Midlands +54 34 £38,000 +8.57% 6
South East +49 34 £67,500 +58.82% 7
West Midlands +52 25 £37,500 +7.14% 4
East of England +63 20 £45,000 -5.26% 6
East Midlands +30 9 £40,000 +37.93% 2
South West +19 8 £40,000 +31.22% 6
Yorkshire +26 7 £30,000 -28.57% 4
North East +14 3 £23,250 -33.57% 1
Wales -4 3 £36,315 -17.47% 5
Scotland +27 2 £43,750 +16.67% 3

For the 6 months to 19 February 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).

1 200 (86.58%) SQL
2 193 (83.55%) SQL Server
3 125 (54.11%) Microsoft
4 110 (47.62%) T-SQL
5 103 (44.59%) C#
6 86 (37.23%) Business Intelligence
7 85 (36.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 81 (35.06%) .NET
9 80 (34.63%) Agile Software Development
9 80 (34.63%) Power Platform
10 76 (32.90%) Azure
11 75 (32.47%) JavaScript
12 73 (31.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 67 (29.00%) Visual Studio
14 61 (26.41%) ASP.NET
15 55 (23.81%) Power BI
16 51 (22.08%) AngularJS
17 50 (21.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 49 (21.21%) .NET Framework
18 49 (21.21%) CSS
19 47 (20.35%) HTML
19 47 (20.35%) Data Warehouse
19 47 (20.35%) Analytical Skills
20 46 (19.91%) Problem-Solving
21 43 (18.61%) MVC
21 43 (18.61%) ETL
21 43 (18.61%) Entity Framework
22 39 (16.88%) SDLC
22 39 (16.88%) Finance
23 36 (15.58%) SharePoint

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 (15.58%) SharePoint
2 16 (6.93%) IIS
3 7 (3.03%) CMS
4 6 (2.60%) MS Exchange
4 6 (2.60%) SAS
5 3 (1.30%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.43%) NServiceBus
6 1 (0.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.43%) WebLogic
Applications
1 36 (15.58%) Microsoft Excel
2 19 (8.23%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (1.73%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (1.30%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 16 (6.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.87%) NetSuite
2 2 (0.87%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.43%) Sage CRM
Cloud Services
1 80 (34.63%) Power Platform
2 76 (32.90%) Azure
3 27 (11.69%) Office 365
4 25 (10.82%) Microsoft Flow
5 19 (8.23%) PowerApps
6 17 (7.36%) ShareGate
7 4 (1.73%) npm
8 3 (1.30%) AWS
9 2 (0.87%) GitHub
10 1 (0.43%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.43%) Azure Data Factory
10 1 (0.43%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.43%) GCP
10 1 (0.43%) PaaS
10 1 (0.43%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.60%) DHCP
1 6 (2.60%) DNS
1 6 (2.60%) Intranet
2 1 (0.43%) FTP
2 1 (0.43%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 193 (83.55%) SQL Server
2 85 (36.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 73 (31.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 55 (23.81%) Power BI
5 50 (21.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 47 (20.35%) Data Warehouse
7 24 (10.39%) Relational Database
8 13 (5.63%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 10 (4.33%) BusinessObjects
10 8 (3.46%) PowerPivot
11 7 (3.03%) RDBMS
12 6 (2.60%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
12 6 (2.60%) SQL Server 2012
13 5 (2.16%) SQL Server 2014
13 5 (2.16%) SQL Server 2017
13 5 (2.16%) SSDT
13 5 (2.16%) Star Schema
14 4 (1.73%) Azure SQL Database
14 4 (1.73%) Snowflake Schema
14 4 (1.73%) WhereScape RED
Development Applications
1 67 (29.00%) Visual Studio
2 35 (15.15%) Team Foundation Server
3 17 (7.36%) Git (software)
4 8 (3.46%) JIRA
5 6 (2.60%) TeamCity
6 5 (2.16%) Jenkins
6 5 (2.16%) Subversion
7 4 (1.73%) Cucumber
7 4 (1.73%) Protractor
7 4 (1.73%) Selenium
7 4 (1.73%) Zephyr
8 3 (1.30%) SpecFlow
8 3 (1.30%) TortoiseSVN
9 2 (0.87%) JMeter
9 2 (0.87%) Postman
9 2 (0.87%) SoapUI
9 2 (0.87%) VisualSVN
9 2 (0.87%) WebDriver
10 1 (0.43%) tSQLt
10 1 (0.43%) YouTrack
General
1 39 (16.88%) Finance
2 13 (5.63%) Retail
3 7 (3.03%) Telecoms
4 6 (2.60%) Marketing
4 6 (2.60%) Publishing
5 5 (2.16%) Back Office
5 5 (2.16%) Legal
6 2 (0.87%) Automotive
6 2 (0.87%) Banking
6 2 (0.87%) Housing Association
6 2 (0.87%) Public Sector
7 1 (0.43%) Front Office
7 1 (0.43%) Law
7 1 (0.43%) Local Government
7 1 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.43%) Police
Job Titles
1 123 (53.25%) Developer
2 46 (19.91%) Analyst
3 39 (16.88%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 32 (13.85%) Software Developer
5 24 (10.39%) Applications Support
5 24 (10.39%) Senior Developer
6 16 (6.93%) .NET Developer
7 14 (6.06%) Business Developer
7 14 (6.06%) Senior Software Developer
7 14 (6.06%) SQL Developer
8 13 (5.63%) Applications Specialist
8 13 (5.63%) Lead Developer
8 13 (5.63%) Support Specialist
9 12 (5.19%) Applications Support Specialist
9 12 (5.19%) Technical Analyst
10 9 (3.90%) Technical Leader
10 9 (3.90%) Test Analyst
11 8 (3.46%) Administrator
11 8 (3.46%) Data Analyst
11 8 (3.46%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (35.06%) .NET
2 61 (26.41%) ASP.NET
3 51 (22.08%) AngularJS
4 49 (21.21%) .NET Framework
4 49 (21.21%) CSS
5 47 (20.35%) HTML
6 43 (18.61%) Entity Framework
7 35 (15.15%) ASP.NET MVC
8 32 (13.85%) ASP.NET Web API
9 25 (10.82%) jQuery
10 23 (9.96%) Web Services
11 21 (9.09%) React
11 21 (9.09%) WCF
12 17 (7.36%) Ajax
12 17 (7.36%) XML
13 12 (5.19%) MDX
14 11 (4.76%) LINQ
14 11 (4.76%) Node.js
15 10 (4.33%) HTML5
16 8 (3.46%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 47 (20.35%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (11.26%) Management Information System
3 20 (8.66%) Enterprise Software
4 7 (3.03%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (1.73%) Mobile Computing
6 3 (1.30%) NHS
7 2 (0.87%) Clustering
7 2 (0.87%) FMCG
7 2 (0.87%) Replication
8 1 (0.43%) Analytical Mindset
8 1 (0.43%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.43%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.43%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.43%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 18 (7.79%) Windows
2 11 (4.76%) Android
3 10 (4.33%) Apple iOS
4 3 (1.30%) Linux
4 3 (1.30%) Windows Server
4 3 (1.30%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.43%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (37.23%) Business Intelligence
2 80 (34.63%) Agile Software Development
3 46 (19.91%) Problem-Solving
4 43 (18.61%) ETL
4 43 (18.61%) MVC
5 39 (16.88%) SDLC
6 35 (15.15%) ITIL
7 25 (10.82%) Analytics
7 25 (10.82%) Data Modelling
8 24 (10.39%) Performance Tuning
9 23 (9.96%) Migration
10 21 (9.09%) DevOps
11 20 (8.66%) Information Management
11 20 (8.66%) Scrum
12 19 (8.23%) Decision-Making
13 18 (7.79%) Change Control
14 17 (7.36%) CRM
14 17 (7.36%) Cybersecurity
14 17 (7.36%) Mentoring
14 17 (7.36%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 200 (86.58%) SQL
2 110 (47.62%) T-SQL
3 103 (44.59%) C#
4 75 (32.47%) JavaScript
5 26 (11.26%) TypeScript
6 25 (10.82%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 24 (10.39%) R
8 19 (8.23%) Python
9 15 (6.49%) VB.NET
10 10 (4.33%) PL/SQL
11 7 (3.03%) VB
12 3 (1.30%) PowerShell
12 3 (1.30%) VBA
13 2 (0.87%) Java
13 2 (0.87%) VBScript
14 1 (0.43%) Delphi
14 1 (0.43%) VB6
Qualifications
1 20 (8.66%) Degree
2 11 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (3.90%) ISEB
4 8 (3.46%) MBCS
5 6 (2.60%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (0.87%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (0.87%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (7.79%) QA
1 18 (7.79%) SLA
2 6 (2.60%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.87%) GDPR
System Software
1 7 (3.03%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.60%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.43%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 4 (1.73%) HP ALM
2 2 (0.87%) Perfmon
2 2 (0.87%) SCOM
3 1 (0.43%) Data Guard
3 1 (0.43%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 125 (54.11%) Microsoft
2 13 (5.63%) Oracle
2 13 (5.63%) RedGate
3 12 (5.19%) Tableau
4 11 (4.76%) Cognos
4 11 (4.76%) Xamarin
5 6 (2.60%) IBM
6 5 (2.16%) Sage
7 4 (1.73%) Capita
7 4 (1.73%) HP
7 4 (1.73%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (1.30%) Altova
9 2 (0.87%) Charles River
9 2 (0.87%) iManage
9 2 (0.87%) Mapinfo
9 2 (0.87%) Telerik
9 2 (0.87%) VMware
10 1 (0.43%) Birst
10 1 (0.43%) Informatica
10 1 (0.43%) ServiceNow