Period
to 19 June 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 19 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Hertfordshire > Watford
6 months to
19 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 12 15 15
Rank change year-on-year +3 0 -6
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 119 115 101
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Watford 12.62% 10.47% 9.38%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 38.89% 55.02% 45.09%
Number of salaries quoted 117 109 90
Watford median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £51,068
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% -2.09% +13.48%
10th Percentile £27,900 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £65,500 £70,000
Hertfordshire median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +11.76% -5.56%

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 306 209 224
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Watford 32.45% 19.03% 20.80%
Number of salaries quoted 276 162 172
Watford median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £47,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +4.71% +6.11%
10th Percentile £31,250 £32,500 £36,000
90th Percentile £66,250 £77,500 £70,000
Hertfordshire median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +3.33%

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 19 June 2018.

Salary histogram for SQL Server in Watford

For the 6 months to 19 June 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 61 (51.26%) SQL
2 58 (48.74%) .NET
3 51 (42.86%) C#
4 39 (32.77%) Agile Software Development
5 38 (31.93%) HTML
6 35 (29.41%) JavaScript
7 33 (27.73%) Microsoft
8 24 (20.17%) ASP.NET
8 24 (20.17%) .NET Framework
9 22 (18.49%) CSS
9 22 (18.49%) MVC
10 21 (17.65%) jQuery
11 20 (16.81%) Windows
12 19 (15.97%) QA
12 19 (15.97%) TDD
13 18 (15.13%) Oracle
13 18 (15.13%) Data Modelling
13 18 (15.13%) BDD
13 18 (15.13%) SQL Server 2016
14 17 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
14 17 (14.29%) Web Services
14 17 (14.29%) Migration
15 16 (13.45%) Git (software)
16 15 (12.61%) Test Automation
16 15 (12.61%) Linux
16 15 (12.61%) Java
16 15 (12.61%) Windows Server
16 15 (12.61%) Problem-Solving
17 14 (11.76%) T-SQL
17 14 (11.76%) JIRA

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 9 (7.56%) SharePoint
2 7 (5.88%) Tomcat
2 7 (5.88%) WebSphere
3 4 (3.36%) MS Exchange
4 3 (2.52%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (2.52%) IIS
5 2 (1.68%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.84%) JBoss
6 1 (0.84%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.84%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 5 (4.20%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (2.52%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.84%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.72%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (4.20%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.68%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (9.24%) Firewall
2 6 (5.04%) DNS
3 4 (3.36%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (2.52%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (2.52%) Network Security
4 3 (2.52%) SAN
4 3 (2.52%) VoIP
5 1 (0.84%) BGP
5 1 (0.84%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (0.84%) DHCP
5 1 (0.84%) EIGRP
5 1 (0.84%) Internet
5 1 (0.84%) LAN
5 1 (0.84%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.84%) VLAN
5 1 (0.84%) WAN
5 1 (0.84%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (15.13%) SQL Server 2016
2 14 (11.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 12 (10.08%) Relational Database
4 11 (9.24%) Data Warehouse
4 11 (9.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 10 (8.40%) Power BI
6 9 (7.56%) SQL Server 2012
6 9 (7.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 8 (6.72%) MS Access
7 8 (6.72%) NoSQL
8 5 (4.20%) MongoDB
8 5 (4.20%) MySQL
8 5 (4.20%) SAP Data Services
8 5 (4.20%) SQL Server 2014
9 4 (3.36%) SQL Server 2008
10 3 (2.52%) DB2
10 3 (2.52%) SAP BW
11 2 (1.68%) Big Data
11 2 (1.68%) MariaDB
11 2 (1.68%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 16 (13.45%) Git (software)
2 14 (11.76%) JIRA
3 13 (10.92%) Visual Studio
4 10 (8.40%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (6.72%) Jenkins
5 8 (6.72%) Zephyr
6 6 (5.04%) Eclipse
6 6 (5.04%) Rational Team Concert
7 2 (1.68%) SpecFlow
7 2 (1.68%) Subversion
8 1 (0.84%) AdminStudio
8 1 (0.84%) MSI
8 1 (0.84%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 9 (7.56%) Retail
2 6 (5.04%) Pharmaceutical
3 4 (3.36%) Advertising
3 4 (3.36%) Finance
4 3 (2.52%) French Language
4 3 (2.52%) Marketing
5 1 (0.84%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 74 (62.18%) Developer
2 32 (26.89%) .NET Developer
3 20 (16.81%) Analyst
4 17 (14.29%) SQL Developer
5 13 (10.92%) Senior Developer
6 10 (8.40%) Consultant
7 9 (7.56%) Software Developer
8 8 (6.72%) C# Developer
9 7 (5.88%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 7 (5.88%) Data Analyst
9 7 (5.88%) QA Tester
9 7 (5.88%) Tester
10 6 (5.04%) C# Software Developer
10 6 (5.04%) Java Developer
10 6 (5.04%) Junior
10 6 (5.04%) Junior Developer
10 6 (5.04%) Senior Java Developer
10 6 (5.04%) SQL Server Developer
10 6 (5.04%) WPF Developer
11 5 (4.20%) Data Migration Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (48.74%) .NET
2 38 (31.93%) HTML
3 24 (20.17%) .NET Framework
3 24 (20.17%) ASP.NET
4 22 (18.49%) CSS
5 21 (17.65%) jQuery
6 17 (14.29%) Web Services
7 9 (7.56%) ASP.NET MVC
7 9 (7.56%) HTML5
7 9 (7.56%) REST
7 9 (7.56%) SOAP
7 9 (7.56%) XML
8 8 (6.72%) ASP.NET Web API
8 8 (6.72%) Entity Framework
8 8 (6.72%) Hibernate
8 8 (6.72%) MDX
9 7 (5.88%) RESTful
9 7 (5.88%) WCF
9 7 (5.88%) WPF
10 6 (5.04%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 17 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
2 11 (9.24%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.20%) Computer Science
3 5 (4.20%) Reference Data
3 5 (4.20%) Replication
4 4 (3.36%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.36%) NHS
5 3 (2.52%) Data Centre
5 3 (2.52%) Data Structures
5 3 (2.52%) iSeries
5 3 (2.52%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.84%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.84%) Fintech
6 1 (0.84%) FlexPod
6 1 (0.84%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 20 (16.81%) Windows
2 15 (12.61%) Linux
2 15 (12.61%) Windows Server
3 8 (6.72%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (5.04%) Unix
5 5 (4.20%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (2.52%) AIX
7 1 (0.84%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (0.84%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.84%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.84%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.84%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (32.77%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (18.49%) MVC
3 19 (15.97%) TDD
4 18 (15.13%) BDD
4 18 (15.13%) Data Modelling
5 17 (14.29%) Migration
6 15 (12.61%) Problem-Solving
6 15 (12.61%) Test Automation
7 13 (10.92%) Data Migration
7 13 (10.92%) ETL
8 12 (10.08%) Database Tuning
8 12 (10.08%) Project Management
8 12 (10.08%) Scaled Agile Framework
9 11 (9.24%) Business Intelligence
9 11 (9.24%) Customer Requirements
10 10 (8.40%) Performance Tuning
11 9 (7.56%) Requirements Analysis
11 9 (7.56%) Test Strategy
12 8 (6.72%) Software Engineering
12 8 (6.72%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 61 (51.26%) SQL
2 51 (42.86%) C#
3 35 (29.41%) JavaScript
4 15 (12.61%) Java
5 14 (11.76%) T-SQL
6 12 (10.08%) PowerShell
7 8 (6.72%) VBA
8 6 (5.04%) Groovy
8 6 (5.04%) Ruby
9 5 (4.20%) PL/SQL
10 2 (1.68%) ANSI SQL
11 1 (0.84%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.84%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 13 (10.92%) SC Cleared
1 13 (10.92%) Security Cleared
2 12 (10.08%) Degree
3 9 (7.56%) ISTQB
3 9 (7.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (3.36%) CCNA
4 4 (3.36%) CCNP
4 4 (3.36%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (2.52%) CCDA
5 3 (2.52%) CCDP
5 3 (2.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (1.68%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.68%) MCSE
6 2 (1.68%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.84%) CCENT
7 1 (0.84%) MCSA
7 1 (0.84%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (15.97%) QA
2 5 (4.20%) Data Quality
System Software
1 10 (8.40%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.84%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.84%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (0.84%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (0.84%) vSphere
3 1 (0.84%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (4.20%) SCCM
2 3 (2.52%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (2.52%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 3 (2.52%) SCOM
3 2 (1.68%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.84%) Simpana
4 1 (0.84%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (0.84%) WMI
4 1 (0.84%) WSUS
Vendors
1 33 (27.73%) Microsoft
2 18 (15.13%) Oracle
3 13 (10.92%) IBM
4 7 (5.88%) VMware
5 5 (4.20%) Cisco
5 5 (4.20%) SAP
6 4 (3.36%) Cognos
6 4 (3.36%) NetApp
6 4 (3.36%) SolarWinds
7 3 (2.52%) EMC
7 3 (2.52%) Sybase
8 2 (1.68%) Google
9 1 (0.84%) Citrix
9 1 (0.84%) CommVault
9 1 (0.84%) Meraki
9 1 (0.84%) Symantec
9 1 (0.84%) Telerik
9 1 (0.84%) Veeam
9 1 (0.84%) Xamarin