Period
to 15 August 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 15 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Hertfordshire > Watford
6 months to
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 8 18 12
Rank change year-on-year +10 -6 0
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 144 104 113
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Watford 16.44% 9.75% 11.63%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 52.55% 46.85% 58.85%
Number of salaries quoted 140 84 118
Watford median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £51,068
Median salary % change year-on-year - -11.88% +13.48%
10th Percentile £32,500 £29,525 £23,275
90th Percentile £62,500 £66,750 £70,750
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 274 222 192
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Watford 31.28% 20.81% 19.75%
Number of salaries quoted 236 182 161
Watford median annual salary £47,500 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -13.64% +10.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £36,000
90th Percentile £66,250 £77,375 £70,000
Hertfordshire median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 15 August 2018.

Salary histogram for SQL Server in Watford

For the 6 months to 15 August 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 90 (62.50%) SQL
2 57 (39.58%) .NET
3 53 (36.81%) C#
4 44 (30.56%) Agile Software Development
5 40 (27.78%) Microsoft
6 38 (26.39%) JavaScript
7 36 (25.00%) HTML
7 36 (25.00%) Oracle
8 35 (24.31%) jQuery
9 31 (21.53%) MVC
9 31 (21.53%) Windows
10 29 (20.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 29 (20.14%) Relational Database
11 26 (18.06%) Web Services
11 26 (18.06%) Java
11 26 (18.06%) T-SQL
11 26 (18.06%) Linux
12 25 (17.36%) Git (software)
12 25 (17.36%) Windows Server
13 24 (16.67%) .NET Framework
13 24 (16.67%) TDD
13 24 (16.67%) ASP.NET
14 23 (15.97%) CSS
14 23 (15.97%) Enterprise Software
15 22 (15.28%) BDD
16 21 (14.58%) IBM
17 20 (13.89%) Migration
17 20 (13.89%) Hibernate
17 20 (13.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 20 (13.89%) Test Automation

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 19 (13.19%) Tomcat
1 19 (13.19%) WebSphere
2 9 (6.25%) SharePoint
3 4 (2.78%) IIS
3 4 (2.78%) MS Exchange
4 3 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (2.08%) JBoss
5 2 (1.39%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.69%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.69%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.69%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (2.08%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.39%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (4.17%) Unit4 Business World
2 4 (2.78%) C-CURE
3 3 (2.08%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.08%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.39%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (11.81%) Firewall
2 8 (5.56%) Cisco ASA
3 6 (4.17%) DNS
3 6 (4.17%) VLAN
3 6 (4.17%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (2.78%) Network Security
4 4 (2.78%) SAN
4 4 (2.78%) VoIP
5 2 (1.39%) BGP
5 2 (1.39%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (1.39%) EIGRP
5 2 (1.39%) LAN
5 2 (1.39%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.39%) WAN
5 2 (1.39%) Wireless
6 1 (0.69%) DHCP
6 1 (0.69%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (20.14%) Relational Database
1 29 (20.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 20 (13.89%) SQL Server 2016
2 20 (13.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 17 (11.81%) Power BI
3 17 (11.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 15 (10.42%) Data Warehouse
4 15 (10.42%) SQL Server 2012
5 8 (5.56%) MS Access
6 7 (4.86%) NoSQL
7 6 (4.17%) PostgreSQL
8 5 (3.47%) SAP Data Services
9 4 (2.78%) SQL Server 2014
10 3 (2.08%) DB2
10 3 (2.08%) RDBMS
10 3 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
11 2 (1.39%) Big Data
11 2 (1.39%) MySQL
12 1 (0.69%) SQL Server 2005
12 1 (0.69%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 25 (17.36%) Git (software)
2 18 (12.50%) Jenkins
2 18 (12.50%) JIRA
3 16 (11.11%) Eclipse
3 16 (11.11%) Rational Team Concert
4 14 (9.72%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (2.08%) Visual Studio
6 2 (1.39%) ProC
6 2 (1.39%) SpecFlow
6 2 (1.39%) Zephyr
7 1 (0.69%) AdminStudio
7 1 (0.69%) MSI
7 1 (0.69%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 13 (9.03%) Retail
2 8 (5.56%) Finance
3 5 (3.47%) Marketing
3 5 (3.47%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (1.39%) Romanian Language
4 2 (1.39%) Russian Language
5 1 (0.69%) Banking
5 1 (0.69%) French Language
5 1 (0.69%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.69%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 94 (65.28%) Developer
2 36 (25.00%) .NET Developer
3 25 (17.36%) Analyst
3 25 (17.36%) SQL Developer
4 22 (15.28%) Senior Developer
5 16 (11.11%) Java Developer
5 16 (11.11%) Senior Java Developer
6 14 (9.72%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 13 (9.03%) Data Migration Developer
8 12 (8.33%) ETL Developer
9 9 (6.25%) Applications Support
9 9 (6.25%) Applications Support Analyst
9 9 (6.25%) Support Analyst
9 9 (6.25%) Systems Developer
10 8 (5.56%) Consultant
11 7 (4.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 7 (4.86%) SQL Server Developer
12 6 (4.17%) Data Warehouse Developer
12 6 (4.17%) Oracle Developer
12 6 (4.17%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (39.58%) .NET
2 36 (25.00%) HTML
3 35 (24.31%) jQuery
4 26 (18.06%) Web Services
5 24 (16.67%) .NET Framework
5 24 (16.67%) ASP.NET
6 23 (15.97%) CSS
7 20 (13.89%) Hibernate
8 18 (12.50%) XML
9 17 (11.81%) J2EE
10 16 (11.11%) MDX
10 16 (11.11%) Spring
11 12 (8.33%) HTML5
12 11 (7.64%) ASP.NET MVC
12 11 (7.64%) ASP.NET Web API
13 10 (6.94%) WCF
14 9 (6.25%) Entity Framework
15 8 (5.56%) REST
16 7 (4.86%) Node.js
16 7 (4.86%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 23 (15.97%) Enterprise Software
2 14 (9.72%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (9.03%) Reference Data
4 8 (5.56%) Greenfield Project
5 6 (4.17%) Management Information System
6 5 (3.47%) Computer Science
7 4 (2.78%) CCTV
7 4 (2.78%) Data Centre
7 4 (2.78%) iSeries
7 4 (2.78%) Replication
8 3 (2.08%) Data Structures
8 3 (2.08%) Fintech
9 2 (1.39%) NHS
10 1 (0.69%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.69%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.69%) FlexPod
10 1 (0.69%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 31 (21.53%) Windows
2 26 (18.06%) Linux
3 25 (17.36%) Windows Server
4 9 (6.25%) Unix
4 9 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (3.47%) Windows 8
5 5 (3.47%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (2.08%) AIX
7 2 (1.39%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.69%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (0.69%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.69%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (30.56%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (21.53%) MVC
3 24 (16.67%) TDD
4 22 (15.28%) BDD
5 20 (13.89%) Migration
5 20 (13.89%) Test Automation
6 19 (13.19%) Problem-Solving
7 17 (11.81%) Business Intelligence
8 15 (10.42%) Data Migration
8 15 (10.42%) Database Tuning
8 15 (10.42%) ETL
8 15 (10.42%) Scaled Agile Framework
9 14 (9.72%) Data Modelling
10 13 (9.03%) Data Mapping
10 13 (9.03%) Performance Tuning
11 12 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 12 (8.33%) Process Improvement
11 12 (8.33%) Project Management
12 9 (6.25%) Web Application Development
13 8 (5.56%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 90 (62.50%) SQL
2 53 (36.81%) C#
3 38 (26.39%) JavaScript
4 26 (18.06%) Java
4 26 (18.06%) T-SQL
5 16 (11.11%) Groovy
6 13 (9.03%) PL/SQL
7 12 (8.33%) PowerShell
8 8 (5.56%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 8 (5.56%) VBA
9 7 (4.86%) Ruby
10 4 (2.78%) ANSI SQL
11 3 (2.08%) Shell Script
11 3 (2.08%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.69%) Python
Qualifications
1 16 (11.11%) SC Cleared
1 16 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 15 (10.42%) Degree
3 6 (4.17%) CCNA
3 6 (4.17%) CCNP
3 6 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (2.78%) CCDA
4 4 (2.78%) CCDP
5 3 (2.08%) MCSE
5 3 (2.08%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (2.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (1.39%) CCENT
6 2 (1.39%) ISTQB
6 2 (1.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (1.39%) MCSA
7 1 (0.69%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (11.81%) QA
2 13 (9.03%) Data Quality
System Software
1 10 (6.94%) Active Directory
2 7 (4.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.78%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.69%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (0.69%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (0.69%) vSphere
4 1 (0.69%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (3.47%) SCCM
2 4 (2.78%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (2.08%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 3 (2.08%) SCOM
4 2 (1.39%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.69%) Simpana
5 1 (0.69%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (0.69%) WMI
5 1 (0.69%) WSUS
Vendors
1 40 (27.78%) Microsoft
2 36 (25.00%) Oracle
3 21 (14.58%) IBM
4 12 (8.33%) VMware
5 11 (7.64%) Cisco
6 5 (3.47%) SAP
7 4 (2.78%) EMC
7 4 (2.78%) NetApp
7 4 (2.78%) SolarWinds
7 4 (2.78%) Sybase
8 3 (2.08%) Google
8 3 (2.08%) Xamarin
9 2 (1.39%) Meraki
10 1 (0.69%) AppDynamics
10 1 (0.69%) Citrix
10 1 (0.69%) Cognos
10 1 (0.69%) CommVault
10 1 (0.69%) New Relic
10 1 (0.69%) Symantec
10 1 (0.69%) Veeam