Period
to 23 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Watford with a requirement for SQL Server skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited SQL Server over the 6 months to 23 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Hertfordshire > Watford
6 months to
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 7 14 9
Rank change year-on-year +7 -5 +6
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 187 121 126
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Watford 19.85% 11.87% 12.98%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 60.52% 44.81% 64.95%
Number of salaries quoted 169 103 151
Watford median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -5.26% +11.76%
10th Percentile £32,750 £30,320 £23,716
90th Percentile £65,000 £64,750 £62,500
Hertfordshire median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

SQL Server is in the Databases and Business Intelligence category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Watford with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
Watford
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 309 270 194
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Watford 32.80% 26.50% 19.98%
Number of salaries quoted 249 225 175
Watford median annual salary £47,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.52% +5.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £33,750 £33,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £71,250 £70,000
Hertfordshire median annual salary £50,000 £47,250 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.82% -5.50% +11.11%

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Watford

Job postings citing SQL Server as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Watford.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server in Watford

SQL Server
Salary Trend in Watford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SQL Server in Watford.

Salary trend for SQL Server in Watford

SQL Server
Salary Histogram in Watford

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in Watford over the 6 months to 23 October 2018.

Salary histogram for SQL Server in Watford

For the 6 months to 23 October 2018, IT jobs citing SQL Server 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 across the Watford region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 125 (66.84%) SQL
2 85 (45.45%) C#
3 75 (40.11%) .NET
4 65 (34.76%) JavaScript
5 57 (30.48%) Microsoft
6 55 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
7 51 (27.27%) HTML
8 45 (24.06%) Oracle
9 44 (23.53%) Migration
10 43 (22.99%) T-SQL
10 43 (22.99%) ASP.NET
11 42 (22.46%) Web Services
12 41 (21.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 40 (21.39%) Java
14 39 (20.86%) XML
15 37 (19.79%) Windows
16 36 (19.25%) MVC
16 36 (19.25%) jQuery
16 36 (19.25%) Problem-Solving
17 35 (18.72%) Relational Database
17 35 (18.72%) SC Cleared
17 35 (18.72%) Security Cleared
18 34 (18.18%) Windows Server
19 33 (17.65%) TDD
19 33 (17.65%) Linux
20 32 (17.11%) Analytical Skills
20 32 (17.11%) Enterprise Software
21 30 (16.04%) JIRA
22 29 (15.51%) Data Migration
22 29 (15.51%) ETL

SQL Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in Watford 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 27 (14.44%) Tomcat
1 27 (14.44%) WebSphere
2 16 (8.56%) SharePoint
3 8 (4.28%) JBoss
4 4 (2.14%) IIS
5 3 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (1.60%) MS Exchange
5 3 (1.60%) Umbraco
6 2 (1.07%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (1.07%) Skype for Business
6 2 (1.07%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.53%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 13 (6.95%) Microsoft Project
2 4 (2.14%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.07%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.07%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 15 (8.02%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (3.21%) Unit4 Business World
3 4 (2.14%) C-CURE
Cloud Services
1 12 (6.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (4.81%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.53%) Azure Data Factory
3 1 (0.53%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (0.53%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 22 (11.76%) Firewall
2 11 (5.88%) Cisco ASA
3 9 (4.81%) Network Security
3 9 (4.81%) VoIP
3 9 (4.81%) Wi-Fi
4 7 (3.74%) SAN
5 6 (3.21%) DNS
5 6 (3.21%) VLAN
6 4 (2.14%) LAN
6 4 (2.14%) WAN
6 4 (2.14%) Wireless
7 2 (1.07%) BGP
7 2 (1.07%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (1.07%) DHCP
7 2 (1.07%) EIGRP
7 2 (1.07%) Skype
7 2 (1.07%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (21.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 35 (18.72%) Relational Database
3 26 (13.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 24 (12.83%) SQL Server 2016
5 21 (11.23%) PostgreSQL
6 19 (10.16%) SQL Server 2012
7 15 (8.02%) Power BI
7 15 (8.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 13 (6.95%) Data Warehouse
9 7 (3.74%) MS Access
9 7 (3.74%) RDBMS
9 7 (3.74%) SQL Server 2014
10 5 (2.67%) NoSQL
11 4 (2.14%) SAP Data Services
12 2 (1.07%) MySQL
12 2 (1.07%) SQL Server 2008
13 1 (0.53%) Azure SQL Database
13 1 (0.53%) Big Data
13 1 (0.53%) DB2
13 1 (0.53%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 30 (16.04%) JIRA
2 25 (13.37%) Git (software)
3 24 (12.83%) Team Foundation Server
4 21 (11.23%) Jenkins
5 19 (10.16%) Eclipse
5 19 (10.16%) Rational Team Concert
6 9 (4.81%) Subversion
7 5 (2.67%) Visual Studio
8 2 (1.07%) ProC
8 2 (1.07%) SpecFlow
8 2 (1.07%) Zephyr
General
1 20 (10.70%) Finance
2 18 (9.63%) Retail
3 7 (3.74%) Banking
4 5 (2.67%) Pharmaceutical
5 4 (2.14%) Marketing
5 4 (2.14%) Romanian Language
5 4 (2.14%) Russian Language
6 2 (1.07%) Back Office
7 1 (0.53%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.53%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 115 (61.50%) Developer
2 45 (24.06%) .NET Developer
3 33 (17.65%) SQL Developer
4 32 (17.11%) Analyst
5 28 (14.97%) Senior Developer
6 21 (11.23%) Data Migration Developer
6 21 (11.23%) ETL Developer
7 19 (10.16%) Java Developer
7 19 (10.16%) Senior Java Developer
8 16 (8.56%) SQL Server Developer
9 15 (8.02%) C# Developer
9 15 (8.02%) Oracle Developer
9 15 (8.02%) Oracle ETL Developer
9 15 (8.02%) PostgreSQL Developer
10 13 (6.95%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 13 (6.95%) Software Developer
11 12 (6.42%) Junior
12 10 (5.35%) Architect
12 10 (5.35%) QA Tester
12 10 (5.35%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (40.11%) .NET
2 51 (27.27%) HTML
3 43 (22.99%) ASP.NET
4 42 (22.46%) Web Services
5 39 (20.86%) XML
6 36 (19.25%) jQuery
7 27 (14.44%) Hibernate
8 22 (11.76%) CSS
9 21 (11.23%) .NET Framework
9 21 (11.23%) J2EE
9 21 (11.23%) JSON
10 19 (10.16%) Spring
11 18 (9.63%) HTML5
12 15 (8.02%) MDX
13 12 (6.42%) AngularJS
13 12 (6.42%) ASP.NET Web API
14 11 (5.88%) RESTful
15 8 (4.28%) ASP.NET MVC
15 8 (4.28%) REST
16 7 (3.74%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 32 (17.11%) Analytical Skills
1 32 (17.11%) Enterprise Software
2 27 (14.44%) Reference Data
3 10 (5.35%) Greenfield Project
4 9 (4.81%) Data Centre
5 8 (4.28%) Management Information System
6 7 (3.74%) Fintech
6 7 (3.74%) iSeries
6 7 (3.74%) Replication
7 6 (3.21%) Driving Licence
8 4 (2.14%) CCTV
8 4 (2.14%) Computer Science
8 4 (2.14%) User Experience
9 2 (1.07%) Handset
9 2 (1.07%) NHS
9 2 (1.07%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.53%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 37 (19.79%) Windows
2 34 (18.18%) Windows Server
3 33 (17.65%) Linux
4 14 (7.49%) Unix
5 12 (6.42%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (2.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (2.14%) Windows 8
8 2 (1.07%) Ubuntu
8 2 (1.07%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.53%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (23.53%) Migration
3 36 (19.25%) MVC
3 36 (19.25%) Problem-Solving
4 33 (17.65%) TDD
5 29 (15.51%) Data Migration
5 29 (15.51%) ETL
6 27 (14.44%) BDD
7 26 (13.90%) Test Automation
8 24 (12.83%) Project Management
9 23 (12.30%) Scaled Agile Framework
10 22 (11.76%) Process Improvement
11 21 (11.23%) Data Mapping
12 19 (10.16%) CRM
13 17 (9.09%) Business Analysis
13 17 (9.09%) Customer Requirements
13 17 (9.09%) Data Modelling
13 17 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
13 17 (9.09%) Workflow
14 16 (8.56%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 125 (66.84%) SQL
2 85 (45.45%) C#
3 65 (34.76%) JavaScript
4 43 (22.99%) T-SQL
5 40 (21.39%) Java
6 21 (11.23%) PL/SQL
7 19 (10.16%) Groovy
8 13 (6.95%) VBA
9 11 (5.88%) VB.NET
10 10 (5.35%) PowerShell
11 8 (4.28%) ANSI SQL
11 8 (4.28%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 8 (4.28%) Shell Script
11 8 (4.28%) VBScript
12 6 (3.21%) C++
12 6 (3.21%) XPath
13 4 (2.14%) Ruby
14 1 (0.53%) C
14 1 (0.53%) Python
Qualifications
1 35 (18.72%) SC Cleared
1 35 (18.72%) Security Cleared
2 16 (8.56%) Degree
3 9 (4.81%) CCNA
3 9 (4.81%) CCNP
3 9 (4.81%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (3.74%) CCDA
4 7 (3.74%) CCDP
5 4 (2.14%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (1.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (1.07%) CCENT
7 2 (1.07%) ISTQB
7 2 (1.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (1.07%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (1.07%) MCSA
7 2 (1.07%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (14.44%) Data Quality
2 18 (9.63%) QA
3 3 (1.60%) WAI
4 2 (1.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.07%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (6.42%) Active Directory
2 9 (4.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.14%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (1.07%) Firmware
4 2 (1.07%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 2 (1.07%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 7 (3.74%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (1.60%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 3 (1.60%) SCCM
2 3 (1.60%) SCOM
3 2 (1.07%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 57 (30.48%) Microsoft
2 45 (24.06%) Oracle
3 26 (13.90%) IBM
4 16 (8.56%) VMware
5 13 (6.95%) Cisco
6 9 (4.81%) Talend
7 8 (4.28%) Sybase
8 7 (3.74%) EMC
9 4 (2.14%) SAP
10 3 (1.60%) Google
10 3 (1.60%) NetApp
10 3 (1.60%) SolarWinds
10 3 (1.60%) Xamarin
11 2 (1.07%) AppDynamics
11 2 (1.07%) Fortinet
11 2 (1.07%) Meraki
11 2 (1.07%) Mitel
11 2 (1.07%) New Relic
12 1 (0.53%) Castleton
12 1 (0.53%) Salesforce.com