Period
to 9 December 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 9 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Hertfordshire > Watford
6 months to
9 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 9 12 10
Rank change year-on-year +3 -2 +4
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 174 130 132
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Watford 18.14% 13.93% 13.02%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 61.27% 44.98% 64.39%
Number of salaries quoted 146 125 171
Watford median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.53% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £33,500 £32,000 £23,716
90th Percentile £66,250 £63,250 £62,500
Hertfordshire median annual salary £45,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.11% - -

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 284 289 205
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Watford 29.61% 30.98% 20.22%
Number of salaries quoted 222 253 189
Watford median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.55% +10.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £33,750 £33,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £72,000 £68,500 £72,500
Hertfordshire median annual salary £51,000 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +7.37% -5.00% +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 9 December 2018.

Salary histogram for SQL Server in Watford

For the 6 months to 9 December 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.

1 121 (69.54%) SQL
2 89 (51.15%) C#
3 64 (36.78%) JavaScript
3 64 (36.78%) .NET
4 62 (35.63%) Microsoft
5 60 (34.48%) Agile Software Development
6 55 (31.61%) Migration
7 48 (27.59%) T-SQL
8 47 (27.01%) Problem-Solving
9 46 (26.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 45 (25.86%) SC Cleared
10 45 (25.86%) Security Cleared
10 45 (25.86%) XML
11 44 (25.29%) ASP.NET
12 43 (24.71%) Data Migration
12 43 (24.71%) TDD
13 41 (23.56%) HTML
13 41 (23.56%) ETL
13 41 (23.56%) Analytical Skills
14 40 (22.99%) Oracle
15 37 (21.26%) Reference Data
15 37 (21.26%) Data Quality
16 36 (20.69%) Test Automation
17 35 (20.11%) BDD
18 34 (19.54%) JIRA
18 34 (19.54%) Web Services
19 33 (18.97%) Scaled Agile Framework
20 31 (17.82%) PostgreSQL
20 31 (17.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
21 30 (17.24%) Java

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 21 (12.07%) Tomcat
1 21 (12.07%) WebSphere
2 18 (10.34%) SharePoint
3 8 (4.60%) JBoss
4 6 (3.45%) IIS
5 3 (1.72%) Umbraco
6 2 (1.15%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (1.15%) Skype for Business
6 2 (1.15%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 14 (8.05%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (1.15%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.15%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.15%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 21 (12.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (2.87%) Unit4 Business World
3 4 (2.30%) C-CURE
Cloud Services
1 10 (5.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (3.45%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (0.57%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 15 (8.62%) Firewall
2 8 (4.60%) Cisco ASA
3 6 (3.45%) Network Security
3 6 (3.45%) VLAN
3 6 (3.45%) VoIP
3 6 (3.45%) Wi-Fi
4 5 (2.87%) DNS
5 4 (2.30%) LAN
5 4 (2.30%) SAN
5 4 (2.30%) WAN
5 4 (2.30%) Wireless
6 2 (1.15%) BGP
6 2 (1.15%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (1.15%) DHCP
6 2 (1.15%) EIGRP
6 2 (1.15%) Skype
6 2 (1.15%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (26.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 31 (17.82%) PostgreSQL
2 31 (17.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 27 (15.52%) Relational Database
4 26 (14.94%) SQL Server 2016
5 17 (9.77%) SQL Server 2012
6 14 (8.05%) Power BI
6 14 (8.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 11 (6.32%) Data Warehouse
8 7 (4.02%) RDBMS
8 7 (4.02%) SQL Server 2014
9 5 (2.87%) MS Access
10 4 (2.30%) SQL Server 2008
11 3 (1.72%) NoSQL
11 3 (1.72%) SAP Data Services
12 2 (1.15%) MySQL
13 1 (0.57%) Azure SQL Database
13 1 (0.57%) Big Data
13 1 (0.57%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 34 (19.54%) JIRA
2 25 (14.37%) Team Foundation Server
3 17 (9.77%) Git (software)
4 15 (8.62%) Jenkins
4 15 (8.62%) Subversion
5 13 (7.47%) Eclipse
5 13 (7.47%) Rational Team Concert
6 9 (5.17%) Visual Studio
7 6 (3.45%) Zephyr
8 2 (1.15%) ProC
8 2 (1.15%) SpecFlow
General
1 23 (13.22%) Finance
2 14 (8.05%) Retail
3 7 (4.02%) Banking
4 4 (2.30%) Marketing
4 4 (2.30%) Romanian Language
4 4 (2.30%) Russian Language
5 3 (1.72%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.15%) Back Office
7 1 (0.57%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 106 (60.92%) Developer
2 35 (20.11%) SQL Developer
3 33 (18.97%) .NET Developer
4 29 (16.67%) Analyst
5 27 (15.52%) Data Migration Developer
6 26 (14.94%) ETL Developer
7 24 (13.79%) SQL Server Developer
8 22 (12.64%) Senior Developer
9 21 (12.07%) Oracle Developer
9 21 (12.07%) Oracle ETL Developer
9 21 (12.07%) PostgreSQL Developer
10 19 (10.92%) C# Developer
11 16 (9.20%) QA Tester
11 16 (9.20%) Tester
12 15 (8.62%) Software Developer
13 13 (7.47%) Java Developer
13 13 (7.47%) Senior Java Developer
14 12 (6.90%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 12 (6.90%) C# .NET Developer
15 11 (6.32%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (36.78%) .NET
2 45 (25.86%) XML
3 44 (25.29%) ASP.NET
4 41 (23.56%) HTML
5 34 (19.54%) Web Services
6 28 (16.09%) JSON
7 26 (14.94%) jQuery
8 21 (12.07%) Hibernate
9 17 (9.77%) CSS
10 15 (8.62%) J2EE
11 14 (8.05%) MDX
12 13 (7.47%) HTML5
12 13 (7.47%) RESTful
12 13 (7.47%) Spring
13 12 (6.90%) AngularJS
14 11 (6.32%) .NET Framework
14 11 (6.32%) XSD
15 9 (5.17%) ASP.NET MVC
16 8 (4.60%) ASP.NET Web API
17 7 (4.02%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 41 (23.56%) Analytical Skills
2 37 (21.26%) Reference Data
3 23 (13.22%) Enterprise Software
4 13 (7.47%) Greenfield Project
5 7 (4.02%) Fintech
5 7 (4.02%) Management Information System
6 6 (3.45%) Data Centre
6 6 (3.45%) Driving Licence
7 4 (2.30%) CCTV
7 4 (2.30%) iSeries
7 4 (2.30%) Replication
7 4 (2.30%) User Experience
8 2 (1.15%) Handset
8 2 (1.15%) NHS
8 2 (1.15%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.57%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 26 (14.94%) Windows
2 24 (13.79%) Windows Server
3 23 (13.22%) Linux
4 10 (5.75%) Unix
5 6 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (2.30%) Windows 8
7 2 (1.15%) Ubuntu
7 2 (1.15%) Windows 7
7 2 (1.15%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (34.48%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (31.61%) Migration
3 47 (27.01%) Problem-Solving
4 43 (24.71%) Data Migration
4 43 (24.71%) TDD
5 41 (23.56%) ETL
6 36 (20.69%) Test Automation
7 35 (20.11%) BDD
8 33 (18.97%) Scaled Agile Framework
9 29 (16.67%) MVC
10 27 (15.52%) Data Mapping
11 24 (13.79%) CRM
12 23 (13.22%) Project Management
13 20 (11.49%) Process Improvement
14 19 (10.92%) Data Modelling
14 19 (10.92%) Workflow
15 17 (9.77%) Business Analysis
15 17 (9.77%) Decision-Making
16 16 (9.20%) SDLC
16 16 (9.20%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 121 (69.54%) SQL
2 89 (51.15%) C#
3 64 (36.78%) JavaScript
4 48 (27.59%) T-SQL
5 30 (17.24%) Java
6 27 (15.52%) PL/SQL
7 15 (8.62%) VBA
8 13 (7.47%) Groovy
9 10 (5.75%) C++
9 10 (5.75%) VB.NET
10 9 (5.17%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 8 (4.60%) ANSI SQL
11 8 (4.60%) Shell Script
11 8 (4.60%) VBScript
12 7 (4.02%) PowerShell
13 6 (3.45%) XPath
14 2 (1.15%) Ruby
15 1 (0.57%) C
15 1 (0.57%) Python
Qualifications
1 45 (25.86%) SC Cleared
1 45 (25.86%) Security Cleared
2 16 (9.20%) Degree
3 6 (3.45%) CCNA
3 6 (3.45%) CCNP
3 6 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (3.45%) ISTQB
3 6 (3.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (2.30%) CCDA
4 4 (2.30%) CCDP
4 4 (2.30%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.15%) CCENT
5 2 (1.15%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (1.15%) MCSA
5 2 (1.15%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (21.26%) Data Quality
2 21 (12.07%) QA
3 3 (1.72%) WAI
4 2 (1.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.15%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (3.45%) Active Directory
1 6 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (2.30%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (1.15%) Firmware
3 2 (1.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 2 (1.15%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 4 (2.30%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (1.15%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 62 (35.63%) Microsoft
2 40 (22.99%) Oracle
3 17 (9.77%) IBM
4 15 (8.62%) Talend
5 10 (5.75%) Cisco
5 10 (5.75%) VMware
6 8 (4.60%) Sybase
7 4 (2.30%) EMC
7 4 (2.30%) Xamarin
8 3 (1.72%) SAP
9 2 (1.15%) AppDynamics
9 2 (1.15%) Fortinet
9 2 (1.15%) Meraki
9 2 (1.15%) Mitel
9 2 (1.15%) New Relic
10 1 (0.57%) Castleton
10 1 (0.57%) Google
10 1 (0.57%) Salesforce.com