Period
to 30 November 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 30 November 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
UK
6 months to
30 Nov 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 866 651 859
Rank change year-on-year -215 +208 +53
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) 206 76 216
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.14% 0.16%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.79% 0.66% 0.84%
Number of salaries quoted 184 63 167
10th Percentile £32,500 £26,500 £27,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £35,000 £33,950
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £47,500 £40,500
Median % change year-on-year - +17.28% -10.00%
75th Percentile £58,750 £57,500 £50,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £67,750 £69,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +22.67% -6.25% -

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 26,199 11,566 25,616
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.29% 21.15% 19.06%
Number of salaries quoted 16,193 9,718 20,567
10th Percentile £36,750 £35,000 £32,500
25th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £70,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £82,750 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% 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 30 November 2021.

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

SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
Top 14 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 30 November 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 -214 172 £47,500 - 58
UK excluding London -162 109 £46,000 +22.67% 45
London -207 64 £55,000 - 16
Work from Home -195 62 £47,500 +35.71% 19
Midlands -87 48 £46,000 +15.00% 16
North of England -105 37 £45,000 +28.57% 12
West Midlands -92 34 £46,000 +15.00% 11
North West -89 19 £42,500 +21.43% 5
Yorkshire -74 18 £47,250 +35.00% 3
East Midlands - 14 £32,500 - 5
South East -122 12 £60,000 +166.67% 10
South West -65 7 £47,500 +18.75% 2
Wales -42 4 £38,000 - 1
East of England -112 3 £37,500 -25.00% 2

For the 6 months to 30 November 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).

1 163 (79.13%) SQL
2 153 (74.27%) SQL Server
3 128 (62.14%) Business Intelligence
4 93 (45.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 92 (44.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 83 (40.29%) Power BI
6 83 (40.29%) Power Platform
7 76 (36.89%) Data Warehouse
8 73 (35.44%) Microsoft
9 71 (34.47%) Azure
10 67 (32.52%) Analytics
11 66 (32.04%) ETL
12 65 (31.55%) T-SQL
13 61 (29.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 56 (27.18%) Analytical Skills
15 54 (26.21%) .NET
16 48 (23.30%) Visual Studio
17 47 (22.82%) C#
18 38 (18.45%) Agile Software Development
19 36 (17.48%) Python
19 36 (17.48%) Microsoft Excel
20 34 (16.50%) Management Information System
20 34 (16.50%) Finance
20 34 (16.50%) Social Skills
21 32 (15.53%) Azure SQL Database
22 31 (15.05%) Visualisation
23 30 (14.56%) Data Lake
24 28 (13.59%) Data Modelling
25 27 (13.11%) Databricks
26 26 (12.62%) JavaScript

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 8 (3.88%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.94%) Apache Spark
2 4 (1.94%) SAS
2 4 (1.94%) Umbraco
3 3 (1.46%) IIS
4 2 (0.97%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 36 (17.48%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (6.31%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (2.91%) IBM Planning Analytics
2 4 (1.94%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 4 (1.94%) Cognos Controller
3 2 (0.97%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.49%) Alphatax
4 1 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.49%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.49%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.49%) Sentinel
4 1 (0.49%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 83 (40.29%) Power Platform
2 71 (34.47%) Azure
3 25 (12.14%) Azure Synapse Analytics
4 20 (9.71%) GitHub
5 19 (9.22%) AWS
5 19 (9.22%) Microsoft 365
6 12 (5.83%) Azure Data Factory
7 11 (5.34%) PaaS
8 10 (4.85%) GitHub Actions
8 10 (4.85%) Power Automate
9 9 (4.37%) SaaS
10 8 (3.88%) Snowflake
11 7 (3.40%) PowerApps
12 6 (2.91%) Google Analytics
12 6 (2.91%) Serverless
13 5 (2.43%) Amazon EC2
13 5 (2.43%) Azure Cosmos DB
13 5 (2.43%) GCP
14 4 (1.94%) Azure Storage
14 4 (1.94%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.46%) DHCP
1 3 (1.46%) DNS
1 3 (1.46%) HTTPS
1 3 (1.46%) PuTTY
1 3 (1.46%) SMTP
1 3 (1.46%) SNMP
1 3 (1.46%) TCP/IP
1 3 (1.46%) VPN
2 2 (0.97%) Cisco ISE
2 2 (0.97%) Firewall
2 2 (0.97%) Internet
2 2 (0.97%) WinSCP
3 1 (0.49%) LAN
3 1 (0.49%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 153 (74.27%) SQL Server
2 93 (45.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 92 (44.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 83 (40.29%) Power BI
5 76 (36.89%) Data Warehouse
6 61 (29.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 32 (15.53%) Azure SQL Database
8 30 (14.56%) Data Lake
9 17 (8.25%) Tableau
10 16 (7.77%) Relational Database
11 13 (6.31%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
12 11 (5.34%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 11 (5.34%) SQL Server 2016
13 10 (4.85%) Oracle Database
14 8 (3.88%) SQL Server 2019
15 7 (3.40%) Big Data
16 6 (2.91%) Biml
17 5 (2.43%) SQL Server 2012
18 4 (1.94%) Amazon Redshift
18 4 (1.94%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 48 (23.30%) Visual Studio
2 20 (9.71%) Git (software)
3 10 (4.85%) ERwin
4 9 (4.37%) Moq
4 9 (4.37%) Visual Studio Code
5 8 (3.88%) NUnit
5 8 (3.88%) Selenium
5 8 (3.88%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (2.91%) JIRA
6 6 (2.91%) TeamCity
6 6 (2.91%) WebDriver
7 5 (2.43%) Cucumber
7 5 (2.43%) Postman
7 5 (2.43%) Subversion
8 4 (1.94%) ER Studio
8 4 (1.94%) GDB
8 4 (1.94%) MSTest
8 4 (1.94%) tSQLt
9 3 (1.46%) Fiddler
9 3 (1.46%) Jenkins
General
1 56 (27.18%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (16.50%) Finance
2 34 (16.50%) Social Skills
3 16 (7.77%) Back Office
3 16 (7.77%) Marketing
4 12 (5.83%) Organisational Skills
5 7 (3.40%) Banking
6 5 (2.43%) Law
6 5 (2.43%) Legal
6 5 (2.43%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.94%) Retail
8 2 (0.97%) Inclusion and Diversity
9 1 (0.49%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.49%) Documentation Skills
9 1 (0.49%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.49%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.49%) French Language
9 1 (0.49%) Front Office
9 1 (0.49%) Presentation Skills
9 1 (0.49%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 100 (48.54%) Developer
2 45 (21.84%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 39 (18.93%) Analyst
3 39 (18.93%) SQL Developer
4 24 (11.65%) SQL BI Developer
5 16 (7.77%) Azure Developer
5 16 (7.77%) Data Engineer
5 16 (7.77%) SSRS Developer
6 15 (7.28%) Data Analyst
6 15 (7.28%) SSIS Developer
7 14 (6.80%) T-SQL Developer
8 12 (5.83%) Senior Analyst
9 8 (3.88%) Full Stack Developer
9 8 (3.88%) Lead Developer
9 8 (3.88%) Software Developer
10 7 (3.40%) .NET Developer
10 7 (3.40%) Architect
10 7 (3.40%) C# Developer
10 7 (3.40%) Insight Analyst
10 7 (3.40%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (26.21%) .NET
2 23 (11.17%) REST
3 22 (10.68%) CSS
4 21 (10.19%) ASP.NET
4 21 (10.19%) XML
5 19 (9.22%) HTML
5 19 (9.22%) jQuery
5 19 (9.22%) JSON
6 15 (7.28%) .NET Framework
7 14 (6.80%) AngularJS
7 14 (6.80%) ARM Templates
7 14 (6.80%) SOAP
8 13 (6.31%) Entity Framework
9 12 (5.83%) ASP.NET Web API
9 12 (5.83%) React
10 11 (5.34%) ASP.NET MVC
11 10 (4.85%) XML-RPC
12 9 (4.37%) MDX
13 8 (3.88%) OAuth
13 8 (3.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 34 (16.50%) Management Information System
2 9 (4.37%) Greenfield Project
3 6 (2.91%) Analytical Mindset
3 6 (2.91%) Data Structures
3 6 (2.91%) Self-Motivation
4 5 (2.43%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.46%) Data Protection Act
5 3 (1.46%) Legacy Systems
5 3 (1.46%) Virtual Team
6 2 (0.97%) Client/Server
6 2 (0.97%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.49%) Clustering
7 1 (0.49%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.49%) FMCG
7 1 (0.49%) Housing Association
7 1 (0.49%) Mashup
7 1 (0.49%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.49%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 16 (7.77%) Windows
2 9 (4.37%) Windows Server
3 8 (3.88%) Windows 10
4 5 (2.43%) Windows 7
5 4 (1.94%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (1.46%) Windows Server 2016
7 2 (0.97%) Linux
7 2 (0.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.97%) Unix
8 1 (0.49%) CentOS
8 1 (0.49%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 128 (62.14%) Business Intelligence
2 67 (32.52%) Analytics
3 66 (32.04%) ETL
4 38 (18.45%) Agile Software Development
5 31 (15.05%) Visualisation
6 28 (13.59%) Data Modelling
7 24 (11.65%) Data Management
8 21 (10.19%) Requirements Gathering
9 20 (9.71%) DevOps
10 19 (9.22%) MVC
11 18 (8.74%) Problem-Solving
12 17 (8.25%) Computer Science
13 15 (7.28%) Migration
13 15 (7.28%) Project Management
14 14 (6.80%) Full Stack Development
14 14 (6.80%) User Acceptance Testing
15 13 (6.31%) Business Analysis
15 13 (6.31%) Time Management
16 12 (5.83%) Dimensional Modelling
16 12 (5.83%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 163 (79.13%) SQL
2 65 (31.55%) T-SQL
3 47 (22.82%) C#
4 36 (17.48%) Python
5 26 (12.62%) JavaScript
6 22 (10.68%) PowerShell
7 17 (8.25%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 14 (6.80%) VBA
9 12 (5.83%) VB.NET
10 9 (4.37%) Java
10 9 (4.37%) R
11 4 (1.94%) PL/SQL
12 3 (1.46%) TypeScript
12 3 (1.46%) VB
13 2 (0.97%) Scala
13 2 (0.97%) U-SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (9.71%) Degree
2 9 (4.37%) Security Cleared
3 8 (3.88%) SC Cleared
4 4 (1.94%) AAT
4 4 (1.94%) ACCA
4 4 (1.94%) CIMA
5 2 (0.97%) ISEB
5 2 (0.97%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.49%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (7.28%) Data Quality
2 8 (3.88%) GDPR
2 8 (3.88%) QA
3 3 (1.46%) Accessibility
4 1 (0.49%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.49%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 1 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.49%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (2.91%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.43%) Hyper-V
3 3 (1.46%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.97%) Docker
Systems Management
1 10 (4.85%) Kubernetes
2 3 (1.46%) SafeCom
3 2 (0.97%) Rancher
3 2 (0.97%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (0.97%) vRealize
4 1 (0.49%) Ansible
4 1 (0.49%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
4 1 (0.49%) SCOM
Vendors
1 73 (35.44%) Microsoft
2 27 (13.11%) Databricks
3 21 (10.19%) Oracle
4 11 (5.34%) Cognos
4 11 (5.34%) Google
5 9 (4.37%) IBM
6 7 (3.40%) Civica
7 5 (2.43%) Guidewire
7 5 (2.43%) Xamarin
8 4 (1.94%) Netezza
8 4 (1.94%) Teradata
9 3 (1.46%) Equitrac
9 3 (1.46%) Genesys
9 3 (1.46%) ServiceNow
9 3 (1.46%) Verint
9 3 (1.46%) VMware
10 2 (0.97%) Alteryx
10 2 (0.97%) CA
10 2 (0.97%) LogRhythm
10 2 (0.97%) Veeam