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

Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
UK
6 months to
2 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 743 892 824
Rank change year-on-year +149 -68 +113
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) 240 219 400
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.15% 0.23%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.06% 0.74% 1.09%
Number of salaries quoted 181 182 369
Median annual salary £45,000 £37,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% -16.67% +12.50%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £30,200
90th Percentile £72,500 £58,625 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £35,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +21.43% -17.65% +13.33%

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 22,570 29,491 36,563
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.27% 19.92% 20.66%
Number of salaries quoted 17,792 23,458 30,021
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 £76,250
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 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 2 April 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 2 April 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 +161 233 £45,000 +21.62% 24
UK excluding London +89 142 £42,500 +21.43% 23
London +132 95 £55,000 +10.00% 4
South East +80 41 £51,750 +34.42% 5
Midlands +63 32 £42,250 +20.71% 6
North of England +78 31 £40,000 +14.29% 3
West Midlands +54 28 £40,000 +14.29% 6
North West +44 23 £40,000 +14.29% 2
East of England +49 16 £45,000 -5.26% 3
South West +42 15 £40,000 +31.22% 3
Work from Home +20 10 £41,500 +25.76% 3
Yorkshire +49 5 £41,500 +18.57% 1
East Midlands +30 4 £42,500 +49.12%
Wales -9 4 £36,315 -17.47% 1
North East +3 3 £23,250 -31.11%
Scotland +26 2 £43,750 +16.67% 2

For the 6 months to 2 April 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).

1 211 (87.92%) SQL
2 197 (82.08%) SQL Server
3 131 (54.58%) Microsoft
4 109 (45.42%) T-SQL
5 108 (45.00%) C#
6 96 (40.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 93 (38.75%) Azure
8 92 (38.33%) Business Intelligence
9 87 (36.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 86 (35.83%) Power Platform
11 84 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
12 80 (33.33%) JavaScript
12 80 (33.33%) .NET
13 65 (27.08%) Power BI
14 61 (25.42%) ASP.NET
15 60 (25.00%) Visual Studio
16 59 (24.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 57 (23.75%) Analytical Skills
18 54 (22.50%) Data Warehouse
19 52 (21.67%) ETL
20 51 (21.25%) CSS
20 51 (21.25%) HTML
20 51 (21.25%) .NET Framework
20 51 (21.25%) AngularJS
21 50 (20.83%) Problem-Solving
21 50 (20.83%) MVC
22 44 (18.33%) Finance
23 40 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
23 40 (16.67%) Entity Framework
24 39 (16.25%) ASP.NET MVC

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 32 (13.33%) SharePoint
2 24 (10.00%) IIS
3 8 (3.33%) MS Exchange
4 6 (2.50%) CMS
5 4 (1.67%) SAS
6 3 (1.25%) Apache
6 3 (1.25%) Apache Synapse
6 3 (1.25%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.83%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.42%) NServiceBus
8 1 (0.42%) WebLogic
Applications
1 39 (16.25%) Microsoft Excel
2 19 (7.92%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (1.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (1.25%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.83%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 16 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.25%) MIS ActiveH
3 2 (0.83%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.42%) Sage CRM
Cloud Services
1 93 (38.75%) Azure
2 86 (35.83%) Power Platform
3 26 (10.83%) Office 365
4 21 (8.75%) Microsoft Flow
4 21 (8.75%) PowerApps
5 15 (6.25%) ShareGate
6 9 (3.75%) AWS
6 9 (3.75%) npm
7 7 (2.92%) Azure Data Factory
8 6 (2.50%) SaaS
9 3 (1.25%) Azure Machine Learning
9 3 (1.25%) Serverless
10 2 (0.83%) GCP
10 2 (0.83%) GitHub
11 1 (0.42%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.42%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.17%) DHCP
1 10 (4.17%) DNS
2 6 (2.50%) Intranet
3 3 (1.25%) Skype
4 1 (0.42%) FTP
4 1 (0.42%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 197 (82.08%) SQL Server
2 96 (40.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 87 (36.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 65 (27.08%) Power BI
5 59 (24.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 54 (22.50%) Data Warehouse
7 36 (15.00%) Relational Database
8 16 (6.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 13 (5.42%) SQL Server 2012
10 10 (4.17%) PowerPivot
11 9 (3.75%) Azure SQL Database
12 7 (2.92%) BusinessObjects
12 7 (2.92%) Data Lake
12 7 (2.92%) OLAP
12 7 (2.92%) OLAP Cube
12 7 (2.92%) SQL Server 2016
13 6 (2.50%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
13 6 (2.50%) QlikView
13 6 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
13 6 (2.50%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 60 (25.00%) Visual Studio
2 40 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 22 (9.17%) Git (software)
4 9 (3.75%) JIRA
5 6 (2.50%) Jenkins
5 6 (2.50%) TeamCity
6 5 (2.08%) gulp
6 5 (2.08%) jspm
6 5 (2.08%) Moq
6 5 (2.08%) MSTest
6 5 (2.08%) NUnit
7 4 (1.67%) Cucumber
7 4 (1.67%) Protractor
7 4 (1.67%) Selenium
8 3 (1.25%) ER Studio
8 3 (1.25%) GDB
8 3 (1.25%) Sourcetree
8 3 (1.25%) SpecFlow
8 3 (1.25%) TortoiseSVN
8 3 (1.25%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 44 (18.33%) Finance
2 15 (6.25%) Retail
3 8 (3.33%) Telecoms
4 7 (2.92%) Marketing
5 6 (2.50%) Back Office
5 6 (2.50%) Publishing
6 4 (1.67%) Banking
7 2 (0.83%) Automotive
7 2 (0.83%) Local Government
8 1 (0.42%) Advertising
8 1 (0.42%) Billing
8 1 (0.42%) Front Office
8 1 (0.42%) Housing Association
8 1 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.42%) Police
8 1 (0.42%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 124 (51.67%) Developer
2 48 (20.00%) Analyst
3 42 (17.50%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 26 (10.83%) Software Developer
5 25 (10.42%) Senior Developer
6 21 (8.75%) Applications Support
7 17 (7.08%) .NET Developer
8 16 (6.67%) SQL Developer
8 16 (6.67%) Technical Analyst
9 15 (6.25%) Business Developer
10 14 (5.83%) Senior Software Developer
11 12 (5.00%) Technical Leader
12 11 (4.58%) Lead Developer
13 10 (4.17%) Applications Specialist
13 10 (4.17%) Applications Support Specialist
13 10 (4.17%) Consultant
13 10 (4.17%) Support Specialist
14 8 (3.33%) C# Developer
14 8 (3.33%) SQL BI Developer
15 7 (2.92%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (33.33%) .NET
2 61 (25.42%) ASP.NET
3 51 (21.25%) .NET Framework
3 51 (21.25%) AngularJS
3 51 (21.25%) CSS
3 51 (21.25%) HTML
4 40 (16.67%) Entity Framework
5 39 (16.25%) ASP.NET MVC
6 33 (13.75%) ASP.NET Web API
7 27 (11.25%) jQuery
8 22 (9.17%) Ajax
8 22 (9.17%) WCF
9 20 (8.33%) React
9 20 (8.33%) Web Services
10 17 (7.08%) XML
11 13 (5.42%) MDX
12 10 (4.17%) HTML5
12 10 (4.17%) JSON
12 10 (4.17%) Node.js
12 10 (4.17%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 57 (23.75%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (12.92%) Management Information System
3 17 (7.08%) Enterprise Software
4 11 (4.58%) Data Structures
5 6 (2.50%) Self-Motivation
6 4 (1.67%) Mobile Computing
7 3 (1.25%) N-Tier
8 2 (0.83%) Clustering
8 2 (0.83%) FMCG
8 2 (0.83%) NHS
8 2 (0.83%) Replication
9 1 (0.42%) Analytical Mindset
9 1 (0.42%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.42%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.42%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.42%) Reinsurance
9 1 (0.42%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 24 (10.00%) Windows
2 7 (2.92%) Android
3 6 (2.50%) Apple iOS
4 3 (1.25%) Linux
5 1 (0.42%) Oracle Linux
5 1 (0.42%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.42%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (38.33%) Business Intelligence
2 84 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
3 52 (21.67%) ETL
4 50 (20.83%) MVC
4 50 (20.83%) Problem-Solving
5 39 (16.25%) SDLC
6 35 (14.58%) DevOps
7 34 (14.17%) ITIL
8 33 (13.75%) Analytics
8 33 (13.75%) Data Modelling
9 27 (11.25%) Migration
10 26 (10.83%) Scrum
11 25 (10.42%) Decision-Making
12 23 (9.58%) Data Management
12 23 (9.58%) Performance Tuning
13 21 (8.75%) Mentoring
14 20 (8.33%) Change Control
14 20 (8.33%) CRM
15 19 (7.92%) Data Analysis
15 19 (7.92%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 211 (87.92%) SQL
2 109 (45.42%) T-SQL
3 108 (45.00%) C#
4 80 (33.33%) JavaScript
5 30 (12.50%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
6 27 (11.25%) TypeScript
7 26 (10.83%) Python
8 22 (9.17%) R
9 13 (5.42%) VB.NET
10 12 (5.00%) PowerShell
11 7 (2.92%) VB
12 6 (2.50%) VBA
13 5 (2.08%) VBScript
14 3 (1.25%) PL/SQL
14 3 (1.25%) Scala
15 2 (0.83%) Java
16 1 (0.42%) C
16 1 (0.42%) Delphi
16 1 (0.42%) VB6
Qualifications
1 24 (10.00%) Degree
2 10 (4.17%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (2.92%) ISEB
3 7 (2.92%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (2.08%) MBCS
5 2 (0.83%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.42%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (7.92%) QA
2 18 (7.50%) SLA
3 5 (2.08%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.83%) GDPR
System Software
1 11 (4.58%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.50%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.42%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (0.83%) Perfmon
2 1 (0.42%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 131 (54.58%) Microsoft
2 14 (5.83%) RedGate
3 12 (5.00%) Tableau
4 11 (4.58%) Oracle
5 9 (3.75%) Capita
5 9 (3.75%) Cognos
6 7 (2.92%) IBM
6 7 (2.92%) Salesforce.com
6 7 (2.92%) Xamarin
7 5 (2.08%) Sage
8 3 (1.25%) Altova
8 3 (1.25%) Databricks
8 3 (1.25%) Netezza
8 3 (1.25%) Teradata
8 3 (1.25%) Yardi
9 2 (0.83%) Birst
9 2 (0.83%) Charles River
9 2 (0.83%) Mapinfo
9 2 (0.83%) VMware
10 1 (0.42%) Actuate