Period
to 3 March 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 3 March 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
UK
6 months to
3 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 714 784 899
Rank change year-on-year +70 +115 -93
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) 98 226 224
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.18% 0.15%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.65% 0.97% 0.75%
Number of salaries quoted 92 178 188
Median annual salary £50,000 £43,243 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.63% +12.32% -14.44%
10th Percentile £29,050 £30,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £63,750 £71,250 £63,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £38,500 £42,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year -9.41% +21.43% -17.65%

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 15,044 23,358 29,704
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.88% 19.12% 19.89%
Number of salaries quoted 12,203 18,549 23,956
Median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
10th Percentile £35,000 £33,750 £32,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £80,000
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 3 March 2021.

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

SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
Top 17 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 3 March 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 +80 88 £51,250 +15.17% 16
UK excluding London +71 58 £38,500 -9.41% 14
London +125 35 £57,500 +9.52% 6
Midlands +45 27 £52,500 +31.25%
West Midlands +43 22 £52,500 +38.16%
North of England +35 15 £35,000 -1.41% 5
Work from Home -96 15 £50,000 +17.65% 3
North West +28 9 £35,000 -11.39% 3
East of England +74 5 £32,500 -27.78% 1
East Midlands +32 5 £52,500 +27.27%
Yorkshire +29 5 £35,000 +16.67% 1
South East +102 4 £81,250 +20.37% 3
Northern Ireland - 3 £34,000 - 1
Scotland +32 2 £54,072 +23.59% 2
South West +31 1 £52,500 +27.27% 1
Wales +31 1 £37,500 +3.26% 1
North East +14 1 £26,500 +13.98% 1

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 97 (98.98%) SQL
2 82 (83.67%) SQL Server
3 47 (47.96%) Agile Software Development
3 47 (47.96%) C#
4 46 (46.94%) .NET
5 44 (44.90%) Microsoft
6 43 (43.88%) T-SQL
7 39 (39.80%) Azure
8 38 (38.78%) JavaScript
8 38 (38.78%) ASP.NET
9 36 (36.73%) HTML
10 34 (34.69%) CSS
11 33 (33.67%) Business Intelligence
11 33 (33.67%) ASP.NET Web API
12 30 (30.61%) React
12 30 (30.61%) Visual Studio
13 28 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 27 (27.55%) Data Warehouse
15 26 (26.53%) BDD
16 25 (25.51%) NUnit
17 24 (24.49%) TDD
17 24 (24.49%) Windows
18 22 (22.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 22 (22.45%) Power Platform
19 21 (21.43%) Power BI
20 20 (20.41%) IIS
20 20 (20.41%) JSON
20 20 (20.41%) jQuery
21 19 (19.39%) .NET Framework
21 19 (19.39%) ETL

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 20 (20.41%) IIS
2 12 (12.24%) Confluence
3 9 (9.18%) SharePoint
4 3 (3.06%) Anypoint
4 3 (3.06%) Mule
4 3 (3.06%) Mule ESB
4 3 (3.06%) Oracle Application Server
5 2 (2.04%) SAS
6 1 (1.02%) Apache Airflow
Applications
1 17 (17.35%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (9.18%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 39 (39.80%) Azure
2 22 (22.45%) Power Platform
3 13 (13.27%) npm
4 7 (7.14%) Azure Data Factory
5 6 (6.12%) Microsoft 365
6 4 (4.08%) Dynamics 365
6 4 (4.08%) Logic Apps
7 3 (3.06%) AWS
7 3 (3.06%) GitHub
7 3 (3.06%) Google Analytics
8 2 (2.04%) PowerApps
9 1 (1.02%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (1.02%) Power Automate
9 1 (1.02%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.08%) Cisco ISE
1 4 (4.08%) Firewall
2 2 (2.04%) Internet
2 2 (2.04%) Intranet
3 1 (1.02%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (83.67%) SQL Server
2 28 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 27 (27.55%) Data Warehouse
4 22 (22.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 21 (21.43%) Power BI
6 17 (17.35%) SQL Server 2012
7 14 (14.29%) NoSQL
7 14 (14.29%) Relational Database
8 13 (13.27%) Redis
9 10 (10.20%) Cosmos DB
10 9 (9.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 7 (7.14%) Tableau
12 5 (5.10%) Azure SQL Database
13 4 (4.08%) Spotfire
13 4 (4.08%) SQL Server 2014
13 4 (4.08%) SQL Server 2016
14 3 (3.06%) Data Lake
14 3 (3.06%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
14 3 (3.06%) MySQL
14 3 (3.06%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 30 (30.61%) Visual Studio
2 25 (25.51%) NUnit
3 16 (16.33%) JIRA
4 14 (14.29%) Octopus Deploy
5 13 (13.27%) gulp
5 13 (13.27%) jspm
6 12 (12.24%) Moq
6 12 (12.24%) MSTest
6 12 (12.24%) SpecFlow
7 9 (9.18%) Git (software)
8 3 (3.06%) Appium
8 3 (3.06%) Subversion
8 3 (3.06%) TeamCity
9 2 (2.04%) git-flow
9 2 (2.04%) Toad
10 1 (1.02%) ERwin
10 1 (1.02%) Jenkins
10 1 (1.02%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (1.02%) Visual Studio Code
10 1 (1.02%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 11 (11.22%) Finance
2 6 (6.12%) Marketing
3 3 (3.06%) Legal
4 2 (2.04%) Housing Association
4 2 (2.04%) Law
Job Titles
1 48 (48.98%) Developer
2 23 (23.47%) Full Stack Developer
3 21 (21.43%) Analyst
3 21 (21.43%) Senior Developer
4 18 (18.37%) Senior Full Stack Developer
5 9 (9.18%) Software Developer
6 8 (8.16%) .NET Developer
7 6 (6.12%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 6 (6.12%) C# .NET Developer
7 6 (6.12%) C# Developer
7 6 (6.12%) Database Developer
7 6 (6.12%) SQL Analyst
7 6 (6.12%) SQL Developer
7 6 (6.12%) Technical Analyst
8 5 (5.10%) Data Analyst
8 5 (5.10%) Senior .NET Developer
8 5 (5.10%) Senior C# .NET Developer
8 5 (5.10%) Senior C# Developer
8 5 (5.10%) Technical Leader
9 4 (4.08%) Business Intelligence Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (46.94%) .NET
2 38 (38.78%) ASP.NET
3 36 (36.73%) HTML
4 34 (34.69%) CSS
5 33 (33.67%) ASP.NET Web API
6 30 (30.61%) React
7 20 (20.41%) jQuery
7 20 (20.41%) JSON
8 19 (19.39%) .NET Framework
9 18 (18.37%) REST
10 17 (17.35%) Entity Framework
10 17 (17.35%) WCF
11 16 (16.33%) AngularJS
11 16 (16.33%) ASP.NET MVC
12 15 (15.31%) .NET Core
12 15 (15.31%) Ajax
13 14 (14.29%) Sass
14 12 (12.24%) Apache Cordova
14 12 (12.24%) React Native
14 12 (12.24%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (15.31%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (10.20%) Enterprise Software
2 10 (10.20%) Mobile App
3 7 (7.14%) Management Information System
4 6 (6.12%) Data Structures
5 4 (4.08%) Data Centre
5 4 (4.08%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (3.06%) Analytical Mindset
7 1 (1.02%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 24 (24.49%) Windows
2 5 (5.10%) Windows Server
2 5 (5.10%) Windows Server 2016
3 4 (4.08%) Windows 10
3 4 (4.08%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.02%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (47.96%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (33.67%) Business Intelligence
3 26 (26.53%) BDD
4 24 (24.49%) TDD
5 19 (19.39%) ETL
5 19 (19.39%) MVC
6 16 (16.33%) Project Management
7 15 (15.31%) ERD
7 15 (15.31%) SOLID
7 15 (15.31%) UML
8 12 (12.24%) Analytics
8 12 (12.24%) Microservices
9 11 (11.22%) DevOps
9 11 (11.22%) Problem-Solving
10 10 (10.20%) ITIL
10 10 (10.20%) Multithreading
10 10 (10.20%) Visualisation
11 9 (9.18%) Data Modelling
12 8 (8.16%) Business Analysis
12 8 (8.16%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 97 (98.98%) SQL
2 47 (47.96%) C#
3 43 (43.88%) T-SQL
4 38 (38.78%) JavaScript
5 13 (13.27%) PowerShell
6 7 (7.14%) PL/SQL
6 7 (7.14%) Python
7 5 (5.10%) R
7 5 (5.10%) VB.NET
8 4 (4.08%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 4 (4.08%) VB
8 4 (4.08%) VBA
9 3 (3.06%) Groovy
9 3 (3.06%) Java
9 3 (3.06%) XQuery
10 2 (2.04%) C
10 2 (2.04%) C++
10 2 (2.04%) TypeScript
10 2 (2.04%) XAML
10 2 (2.04%) XPath
Qualifications
1 5 (5.10%) Degree
2 4 (4.08%) SC Cleared
2 4 (4.08%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.02%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.02%) ISEB
3 1 (1.02%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.02%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (15.31%) QA
2 7 (7.14%) Data Quality
3 2 (2.04%) PMO
3 2 (2.04%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (6.12%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (10.20%) Terraform
2 9 (9.18%) MIIS
2 9 (9.18%) Single Sign-On
3 4 (4.08%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 4 (4.08%) vRealize
Vendors
1 44 (44.90%) Microsoft
2 9 (9.18%) Oracle
3 6 (6.12%) ServiceNow
4 4 (4.08%) Blue Coat
4 4 (4.08%) CA
4 4 (4.08%) Cisco
4 4 (4.08%) Cognos
4 4 (4.08%) Google
4 4 (4.08%) LogRhythm
4 4 (4.08%) McAfee
4 4 (4.08%) Tripwire
5 3 (3.06%) Databricks
5 3 (3.06%) MuleSoft
6 2 (2.04%) Facebook
6 2 (2.04%) IBM
6 2 (2.04%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (2.04%) SAP
6 2 (2.04%) Twitter
7 1 (1.02%) Informatica