Period
to 23 July 2021

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 23 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
UK
6 months to
23 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 798 671 880
Rank change year-on-year -127 +209 -31
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) 188 130 221
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.18% 0.15%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.79% 0.92% 0.79%
Number of salaries quoted 168 102 187
10th Percentile £31,250 £24,675 £26,250
25th Percentile £40,000 £36,335 £31,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £49,250 £45,000 £39,303
Median % change year-on-year +9.44% +14.50% -7.52%
75th Percentile £61,250 £57,500 £47,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £74,625 £58,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £41,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +8.43% +18.57% -12.50%

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 23,706 14,157 27,982
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.97% 19.82% 19.33%
Number of salaries quoted 15,389 11,471 22,450
10th Percentile £36,250 £33,750 £32,500
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £52,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +5.77% +4.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £68,088
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

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 23 July 2021.

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 23 July 2021. 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 -138 158 £47,500 +5.56% 31
UK excluding London -103 99 £45,000 +8.43% 23
London -102 68 £55,000 - 9
North of England -41 41 £45,000 +20.00% 8
Work from Home -228 36 £51,250 +13.89% 9
Midlands -57 31 £43,000 -1.71% 5
Yorkshire -39 21 £47,500 +14.46%
East Midlands - 21 £32,500 - 1
North West -19 20 £40,000 +14.29% 8
East of England -31 11 £57,500 +27.78% 5
West Midlands -84 10 £47,500 +8.57% 4
South East -81 7 £55,000 +52.78% 3
Wales -20 4 £37,500 -2.60% 1
Scotland -52 4 £45,000 +5.88%
Northern Ireland - 3 £34,000 -

For the 6 months to 23 July 2021, 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).

1 162 (86.17%) SQL
2 138 (73.40%) SQL Server
3 94 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
4 88 (46.81%) Microsoft
5 76 (40.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 73 (38.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 68 (36.17%) T-SQL
8 67 (35.64%) .NET
9 64 (34.04%) Power Platform
10 63 (33.51%) C#
11 61 (32.45%) Power BI
12 60 (31.91%) Azure
13 54 (28.72%) Visual Studio
14 44 (23.40%) Social Skills
15 43 (22.87%) ETL
16 42 (22.34%) JavaScript
17 41 (21.81%) Microsoft Excel
18 40 (21.28%) Data Warehouse
18 40 (21.28%) Analytics
18 40 (21.28%) Analytical Skills
19 39 (20.74%) ASP.NET
19 39 (20.74%) CSS
20 37 (19.68%) XML
21 36 (19.15%) Management Information System
22 35 (18.62%) HTML
22 35 (18.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
23 30 (15.96%) Agile Software Development
24 29 (15.43%) Finance
25 28 (14.89%) Visualisation
26 27 (14.36%) REST

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 15 (7.98%) SharePoint
2 11 (5.85%) Confluence
3 7 (3.72%) MS Exchange
4 6 (3.19%) Skype for Business
4 6 (3.19%) Umbraco
5 4 (2.13%) IIS
6 3 (1.60%) Apache Spark
6 3 (1.60%) SAS
7 2 (1.06%) Anypoint
7 2 (1.06%) CMS
7 2 (1.06%) Mule
7 2 (1.06%) Mule ESB
7 2 (1.06%) Oracle Application Server
8 1 (0.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 41 (21.81%) Microsoft Excel
2 25 (13.30%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (3.19%) Siemens NX
3 6 (3.19%) Solid Edge
4 1 (0.53%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.53%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 7 (3.72%) Sage 200
2 6 (3.19%) Teamcenter
3 4 (2.13%) Cognos TM1
4 2 (1.06%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 2 (1.06%) Cognos Controller
4 2 (1.06%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (1.06%) Northgate Housing
5 1 (0.53%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 64 (34.04%) Power Platform
2 60 (31.91%) Azure
3 20 (10.64%) Microsoft 365
4 17 (9.04%) GitHub
5 12 (6.38%) AWS
6 10 (5.32%) Power Automate
7 9 (4.79%) PowerApps
8 6 (3.19%) Azure Data Factory
8 6 (3.19%) Azure Logic Apps
8 6 (3.19%) Serverless
9 5 (2.66%) Amazon EC2
9 5 (2.66%) Azure Cosmos DB
9 5 (2.66%) Azure Functions
9 5 (2.66%) Snowflake
10 4 (2.13%) Azure Storage
10 4 (2.13%) Azure Synapse Analytics
10 4 (2.13%) iPaaS
11 3 (1.60%) Dynamics 365
11 3 (1.60%) Google Analytics
12 2 (1.06%) Azure Data Lake Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.72%) Cisco ISE
1 7 (3.72%) Firewall
2 6 (3.19%) Skype
2 6 (3.19%) Wireless
3 1 (0.53%) HTTP
3 1 (0.53%) Internet
3 1 (0.53%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 138 (73.40%) SQL Server
2 76 (40.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 73 (38.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 61 (32.45%) Power BI
5 40 (21.28%) Data Warehouse
6 35 (18.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 24 (12.77%) Relational Database
8 22 (11.70%) Tableau
9 13 (6.91%) NoSQL
10 10 (5.32%) Azure SQL Database
10 10 (5.32%) SQL Server 2012
11 8 (4.26%) SQL Server 2014
12 7 (3.72%) Data Lake
13 5 (2.66%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
13 5 (2.66%) SQL Server 2016
14 4 (2.13%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
14 4 (2.13%) Data Mining
14 4 (2.13%) IBM InfoSphere
14 4 (2.13%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 4 (2.13%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 54 (28.72%) Visual Studio
2 27 (14.36%) JIRA
3 18 (9.57%) Git (software)
3 18 (9.57%) NUnit
4 12 (6.38%) Octopus Deploy
5 11 (5.85%) Moq
5 11 (5.85%) SpecFlow
5 11 (5.85%) Team Foundation Server
6 10 (5.32%) Visual Studio Code
7 7 (3.72%) Subversion
8 6 (3.19%) ERwin
9 5 (2.66%) Cucumber
9 5 (2.66%) Fiddler
9 5 (2.66%) MSTest
9 5 (2.66%) Postman
9 5 (2.66%) Selenium
9 5 (2.66%) WebDriver
10 4 (2.13%) ER Studio
10 4 (2.13%) GDB
11 2 (1.06%) git-flow
General
1 44 (23.40%) Social Skills
2 40 (21.28%) Analytical Skills
3 29 (15.43%) Finance
4 15 (7.98%) Marketing
5 9 (4.79%) Manufacturing
6 7 (3.72%) Law
6 7 (3.72%) Organisational Skills
7 3 (1.60%) Presentation Skills
7 3 (1.60%) Retail
8 2 (1.06%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 2 (1.06%) Social Housing
9 1 (0.53%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.53%) Documentation Skills
9 1 (0.53%) Legal
9 1 (0.53%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 98 (52.13%) Developer
2 40 (21.28%) Analyst
3 24 (12.77%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 20 (10.64%) Data Analyst
5 19 (10.11%) Full Stack Developer
6 18 (9.57%) Software Developer
7 16 (8.51%) .NET Developer
7 16 (8.51%) C# Developer
7 16 (8.51%) SQL Developer
8 15 (7.98%) C# .NET Developer
9 11 (5.85%) Senior Developer
10 10 (5.32%) IT Manager
10 10 (5.32%) Senior Analyst
10 10 (5.32%) Senior Full Stack Developer
11 9 (4.79%) SQL BI Developer
12 8 (4.26%) Lead Developer
12 8 (4.26%) Senior Data Analyst
12 8 (4.26%) SQL Analyst
13 7 (3.72%) Infrastructure Specialist
13 7 (3.72%) IT Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (35.64%) .NET
2 39 (20.74%) ASP.NET
2 39 (20.74%) CSS
3 37 (19.68%) XML
4 35 (18.62%) HTML
5 27 (14.36%) REST
6 26 (13.83%) ASP.NET Web API
7 23 (12.23%) React
8 22 (11.70%) AngularJS
9 21 (11.17%) JSON
10 20 (10.64%) jQuery
11 17 (9.04%) .NET Core
11 17 (9.04%) SOAP
11 17 (9.04%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 13 (6.91%) .NET Framework
13 12 (6.38%) Web Services
13 12 (6.38%) XML-RPC
14 11 (5.85%) Apache Cordova
14 11 (5.85%) React Native
15 9 (4.79%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 36 (19.15%) Management Information System
2 15 (7.98%) Mobile App
3 10 (5.32%) Enterprise Software
4 9 (4.79%) Data Structures
5 7 (3.72%) Data Centre
6 6 (3.19%) CCTV
6 6 (3.19%) Greenfield Project
6 6 (3.19%) Self-Motivation
6 6 (3.19%) Video Conferencing
7 5 (2.66%) Housing Association
7 5 (2.66%) NHS
8 3 (1.60%) Analytical Mindset
8 3 (1.60%) Data Protection Act
9 2 (1.06%) FMCG
10 1 (0.53%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.53%) Mashup
10 1 (0.53%) N-Tier
10 1 (0.53%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 25 (13.30%) Windows
2 20 (10.64%) Windows 10
3 15 (7.98%) Windows Server
4 13 (6.91%) Windows 7
5 9 (4.79%) Windows Server 2016
6 8 (4.26%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.53%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
2 43 (22.87%) ETL
3 40 (21.28%) Analytics
4 30 (15.96%) Agile Software Development
5 28 (14.89%) Visualisation
6 22 (11.70%) Data Management
6 22 (11.70%) MVC
7 20 (10.64%) Problem-Solving
8 18 (9.57%) Project Management
9 17 (9.04%) Data Modelling
9 17 (9.04%) TDD
10 16 (8.51%) Business Analysis
10 16 (8.51%) Computer Science
10 16 (8.51%) CRM
10 16 (8.51%) Migration
11 15 (7.98%) Project Delivery
11 15 (7.98%) Validation
12 14 (7.45%) Data Migration
12 14 (7.45%) ITIL
13 12 (6.38%) Data Validation
Programming Languages
1 162 (86.17%) SQL
2 68 (36.17%) T-SQL
3 63 (33.51%) C#
4 42 (22.34%) JavaScript
5 20 (10.64%) PowerShell
6 16 (8.51%) Python
7 14 (7.45%) VB.NET
8 11 (5.85%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 10 (5.32%) TypeScript
10 7 (3.72%) VBA
11 6 (3.19%) PL/SQL
12 5 (2.66%) R
12 5 (2.66%) VB
13 4 (2.13%) Java
14 2 (1.06%) Groovy
14 2 (1.06%) U-SQL
15 1 (0.53%) C
15 1 (0.53%) Delphi
15 1 (0.53%) FoxPro (VFP)
15 1 (0.53%) Scala
Qualifications
1 22 (11.70%) Degree
2 10 (5.32%) SC Cleared
2 10 (5.32%) Security Cleared
3 7 (3.72%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (1.06%) AAT
4 2 (1.06%) ACCA
4 2 (1.06%) CIMA
4 2 (1.06%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (11.70%) Data Quality
2 16 (8.51%) QA
3 4 (2.13%) GDPR
System Software
1 17 (9.04%) Active Directory
2 8 (4.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (3.72%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.06%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.53%) Docker
Systems Management
1 13 (6.91%) Kubernetes
2 7 (3.72%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 7 (3.72%) vRealize
3 6 (3.19%) SCCM
4 1 (0.53%) MIIS
Vendors
1 88 (46.81%) Microsoft
2 14 (7.45%) Oracle
3 11 (5.85%) Guidewire
4 8 (4.26%) SAP
4 8 (4.26%) ServiceNow
4 8 (4.26%) VMware
5 7 (3.72%) Blue Coat
5 7 (3.72%) CA
5 7 (3.72%) Cisco
5 7 (3.72%) Cognos
5 7 (3.72%) DevExpress
5 7 (3.72%) IBM
5 7 (3.72%) LogRhythm
5 7 (3.72%) McAfee
5 7 (3.72%) Nintex
5 7 (3.72%) Sage
5 7 (3.72%) Tripwire
5 7 (3.72%) Veeam
6 6 (3.19%) Citrix
6 6 (3.19%) Databricks