Period
to 20 May 2019

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 20 May 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Hertfordshire > Watford
6 months to
20 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 7 13 17
Rank change year-on-year +6 +4 -3
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 137 109 104
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Watford 16.10% 11.62% 9.81%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 55.02% 36.82% 50.49%
Number of salaries quoted 108 100 109
Watford median annual salary £57,500 £45,000 £56,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +27.78% -19.64% +12.00%
10th Percentile £29,000 £26,250 £32,500
90th Percentile £68,750 £61,375 £62,500
Hertfordshire median annual salary £47,500 £48,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year -2.06% +2.11% +11.76%

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 249 296 206
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Watford 29.26% 31.56% 19.43%
Number of salaries quoted 193 266 163
Watford median annual salary £52,500 £49,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% -2.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £30,000 £31,250 £32,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £66,250 £77,500
Hertfordshire median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26% +5.56%

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 20 May 2019.

Salary histogram for SQL Server in Watford

For the 6 months to 20 May 2019, 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 96 (70.07%) SQL
2 93 (67.88%) Microsoft
3 53 (38.69%) T-SQL
4 49 (35.77%) Agile Software Development
5 43 (31.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 39 (28.47%) Oracle
7 37 (27.01%) C#
8 35 (25.55%) Migration
9 34 (24.82%) .NET
10 33 (24.09%) JavaScript
10 33 (24.09%) Business Intelligence
11 32 (23.36%) ETL
11 32 (23.36%) Security Cleared
12 31 (22.63%) Data Quality
13 30 (21.90%) Analytical Skills
13 30 (21.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 29 (21.17%) Problem-Solving
15 28 (20.44%) Scaled Agile Framework
15 28 (20.44%) TDD
15 28 (20.44%) Windows
15 28 (20.44%) Data Migration
15 28 (20.44%) SC Cleared
16 27 (19.71%) Test Automation
16 27 (19.71%) Data Warehouse
17 26 (18.98%) BDD
17 26 (18.98%) JIRA
18 24 (17.52%) VMware Infrastructure
18 24 (17.52%) QA
18 24 (17.52%) VMware
19 23 (16.79%) Power Platform

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 14 (10.22%) MS Exchange
2 9 (6.57%) Apache
3 6 (4.38%) SharePoint
4 3 (2.19%) IIS
4 3 (2.19%) WebSphere
4 3 (2.19%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (1.46%) Umbraco
Applications
1 20 (14.60%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (4.38%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.46%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 15 (10.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.19%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 23 (16.79%) Power Platform
2 17 (12.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (7.30%) Dynamics 365
4 4 (2.92%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (2.19%) SaaS
6 1 (0.73%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (8.76%) DHCP
1 12 (8.76%) DNS
1 12 (8.76%) Firewall
2 7 (5.11%) LAN
2 7 (5.11%) Reverse Proxy
2 7 (5.11%) VPN
2 7 (5.11%) WAN
2 7 (5.11%) WLAN
3 6 (4.38%) Converged Networks
3 6 (4.38%) Unified Communications
4 5 (3.65%) MPLS
4 5 (3.65%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (31.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 30 (21.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 27 (19.71%) Data Warehouse
4 23 (16.79%) Power BI
5 21 (15.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 20 (14.60%) PostgreSQL
7 15 (10.95%) SQL Server 2016
8 11 (8.03%) Relational Database
9 10 (7.30%) MySQL
10 8 (5.84%) RDBMS
11 7 (5.11%) Amazon RDS
11 7 (5.11%) NoSQL
12 6 (4.38%) MS Access
13 4 (2.92%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 4 (2.92%) SQL Server 2008
14 3 (2.19%) QlikView
15 2 (1.46%) IBM InfoSphere
16 1 (0.73%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 26 (18.98%) JIRA
2 15 (10.95%) Subversion
3 11 (8.03%) Zephyr
4 10 (7.30%) Visual Studio
5 8 (5.84%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (4.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 13 (9.49%) Finance
2 2 (1.46%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 57 (41.61%) Developer
2 46 (33.58%) Analyst
3 29 (21.17%) Data Analyst
4 21 (15.33%) SQL Developer
5 20 (14.60%) SQL Server Developer
6 17 (12.41%) Data Migration Developer
6 17 (12.41%) ETL Developer
6 17 (12.41%) Oracle Developer
6 17 (12.41%) Oracle ETL Developer
6 17 (12.41%) PostgreSQL Developer
7 13 (9.49%) .NET Developer
8 12 (8.76%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 12 (8.76%) C# Developer
8 12 (8.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 12 (8.76%) QA Tester
8 12 (8.76%) Tester
9 11 (8.03%) Data Migration Analyst
9 11 (8.03%) QA Analyst
9 11 (8.03%) QA Test Analyst
9 11 (8.03%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (24.82%) .NET
2 20 (14.60%) HTML
3 18 (13.14%) XML
4 17 (12.41%) ASP.NET
4 17 (12.41%) ODBC
5 16 (11.68%) JSON
6 15 (10.95%) CSS
7 13 (9.49%) MDX
8 11 (8.03%) jQuery
9 9 (6.57%) ASP.NET MVC
10 5 (3.65%) .NET Framework
11 4 (2.92%) HTML5
11 4 (2.92%) Kendo UI
12 3 (2.19%) AngularJS
12 3 (2.19%) ASP.NET Web API
12 3 (2.19%) Middleware
13 2 (1.46%) .NET Core
13 2 (1.46%) ASP.NET Core
14 1 (0.73%) Node.js
14 1 (0.73%) React
Miscellaneous
1 30 (21.90%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (11.68%) Self-Motivation
3 15 (10.95%) Reference Data
4 12 (8.76%) Greenfield Project
5 11 (8.03%) Driving Licence
6 7 (5.11%) CMDB
6 7 (5.11%) Data Centre
6 7 (5.11%) Hybrid Cloud
6 7 (5.11%) Public Cloud
7 5 (3.65%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (3.65%) Linux Command Line
8 4 (2.92%) Fintech
9 3 (2.19%) Data Structures
10 2 (1.46%) User Experience
11 1 (0.73%) Clustering
11 1 (0.73%) Mobile App
11 1 (0.73%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 28 (20.44%) Windows
2 18 (13.14%) Windows Server
3 15 (10.95%) Linux
4 7 (5.11%) CentOS
4 7 (5.11%) Ubuntu
4 7 (5.11%) Windows 7
4 7 (5.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (5.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (2.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.46%) Android
6 2 (1.46%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.46%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (35.77%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (25.55%) Migration
3 33 (24.09%) Business Intelligence
4 32 (23.36%) ETL
5 29 (21.17%) Problem-Solving
6 28 (20.44%) Data Migration
6 28 (20.44%) Scaled Agile Framework
6 28 (20.44%) TDD
7 27 (19.71%) Test Automation
8 26 (18.98%) BDD
9 18 (13.14%) CRM
10 17 (12.41%) SDLC
11 15 (10.95%) Data Mapping
12 14 (10.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 14 (10.22%) ITIL
12 14 (10.22%) Service Management
13 12 (8.76%) Data Analysis
13 12 (8.76%) Data Modelling
13 12 (8.76%) Test Scripting
14 11 (8.03%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 96 (70.07%) SQL
2 53 (38.69%) T-SQL
3 37 (27.01%) C#
4 33 (24.09%) JavaScript
5 15 (10.95%) PL/SQL
6 13 (9.49%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 10 (7.30%) VBA
8 6 (4.38%) VB
9 5 (3.65%) Bash Shell
9 5 (3.65%) PowerShell
10 3 (2.19%) Java
11 2 (1.46%) Python
11 2 (1.46%) R
11 2 (1.46%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 32 (23.36%) Security Cleared
2 28 (20.44%) SC Cleared
3 13 (9.49%) Degree
4 11 (8.03%) ISTQB
4 11 (8.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (2.19%) MCSA
5 3 (2.19%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (22.63%) Data Quality
2 24 (17.52%) QA
3 5 (3.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.46%) WAI
System Software
1 24 (17.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (10.22%) vSphere
3 10 (7.30%) Active Directory
4 7 (5.11%) Hyper-V
4 7 (5.11%) Terminal Services
4 7 (5.11%) VMware ESXi
4 7 (5.11%) XenDesktop
5 3 (2.19%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (5.11%) Failover Clustering
1 7 (5.11%) SCCM
1 7 (5.11%) SCOM
1 7 (5.11%) SCVMM
1 7 (5.11%) vRealize
2 1 (0.73%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 93 (67.88%) Microsoft
2 39 (28.47%) Oracle
3 24 (17.52%) VMware
4 17 (12.41%) Talend
5 12 (8.76%) Dell
6 10 (7.30%) Red Hat
7 9 (6.57%) Atlassian
7 9 (6.57%) IBM
8 8 (5.84%) Tableau
9 7 (5.11%) Cisco
9 7 (5.11%) Citrix
9 7 (5.11%) EMC
9 7 (5.11%) Hitachi
9 7 (5.11%) HP
9 7 (5.11%) NetApp
9 7 (5.11%) Snow
9 7 (5.11%) Symantec
10 5 (3.65%) Meraki
10 5 (3.65%) SonicWALL
10 5 (3.65%) Veeam