Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Hertfordshire > Watford
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 12 9 14
Rank change year-on-year -3 +5 +1
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 121 134 119
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Watford 13.86% 13.25% 11.62%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 42.91% 61.47% 36.39%
Number of salaries quoted 115 179 110
Watford median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +3.26% +10.84%
10th Percentile £32,000 £23,943 £27,325
90th Percentile £59,000 £62,500 £60,000
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 282 218 327
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Watford 32.30% 21.56% 31.93%
Number of salaries quoted 247 193 269
Watford median annual salary £52,500 £48,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.25% +2.11% +14.46%
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,500 £31,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £71,000 £60,000
Hertfordshire median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year - +8.70% +2.22%

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 16 January 2018.

Salary histogram for SQL Server in Watford

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, IT jobs citing SQL Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Watford region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 73 (60.33%) .NET
2 63 (52.07%) Microsoft
3 59 (48.76%) SQL
4 56 (46.28%) C#
5 43 (35.54%) SQL Server 2016
6 41 (33.88%) Agile Software Development
7 38 (31.40%) ASP.NET
8 37 (30.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 33 (27.27%) T-SQL
10 32 (26.45%) ETL
11 31 (25.62%) Business Intelligence
11 31 (25.62%) Data Modelling
11 31 (25.62%) TDD
12 28 (23.14%) PowerShell
13 27 (22.31%) Data Warehouse
14 26 (21.49%) MVC
15 25 (20.66%) HTML
15 25 (20.66%) ASP.NET MVC
15 25 (20.66%) Web Application Development
15 25 (20.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 24 (19.83%) JavaScript
17 23 (19.01%) KnockoutJS
17 23 (19.01%) ASP.NET MVC 5
18 21 (17.36%) SQL Server 2012
19 20 (16.53%) Database Tuning
20 19 (15.70%) Team Foundation Server
20 19 (15.70%) Unit Testing
20 19 (15.70%) SOAP
20 19 (15.70%) Web Services
20 19 (15.70%) Firewall

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 6 (4.96%) Tomcat
2 3 (2.48%) IIS
2 3 (2.48%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.65%) CMS
3 2 (1.65%) DNN
3 2 (1.65%) WordPress
4 1 (0.83%) Apache
4 1 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.83%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (7.44%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (5.79%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.65%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 4 (3.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.65%) Sage 200
3 1 (0.83%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 14 (11.57%) Google Play
2 7 (5.79%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (5.79%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.83%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (15.70%) Firewall
2 18 (14.88%) DNS
3 5 (4.13%) BIG-IP
3 5 (4.13%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 3 (2.48%) DHCP
4 3 (2.48%) Internet
5 1 (0.83%) MPLS
5 1 (0.83%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (35.54%) SQL Server 2016
2 37 (30.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 27 (22.31%) Data Warehouse
4 25 (20.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 21 (17.36%) SQL Server 2012
6 18 (14.88%) MS Access
6 18 (14.88%) Power BI
6 18 (14.88%) SQL Server 2014
7 17 (14.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 15 (12.40%) SAP Data Services
9 10 (8.26%) SAP BW
10 6 (4.96%) MySQL
11 4 (3.31%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 2 (1.65%) SQL Server 2008
13 1 (0.83%) RDBMS
13 1 (0.83%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 19 (15.70%) Team Foundation Server
2 18 (14.88%) Visual Studio
3 7 (5.79%) Flyway
4 6 (4.96%) JIRA
4 6 (4.96%) Zephyr
5 5 (4.13%) Jenkins
6 3 (2.48%) AdminStudio
6 3 (2.48%) MSI
6 3 (2.48%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 14 (11.57%) Games
2 7 (5.79%) Finance
2 7 (5.79%) Marketing
3 4 (3.31%) German Language
3 4 (3.31%) Legal
4 2 (1.65%) French Language
4 2 (1.65%) Retail
4 2 (1.65%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.83%) Advertising
5 1 (0.83%) Dutch Language
5 1 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 89 (73.55%) Developer
2 44 (36.36%) .NET Developer
3 25 (20.66%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 19 (15.70%) Senior Developer
5 15 (12.40%) Senior .NET Developer
6 14 (11.57%) Digital Developer
7 11 (9.09%) SQL Developer
8 9 (7.44%) Consultant
8 9 (7.44%) DBA
8 9 (7.44%) SQL DBA
9 8 (6.61%) C# Developer
9 8 (6.61%) SQL Server DBA
9 8 (6.61%) SQL Server Developer
10 7 (5.79%) Junior
10 7 (5.79%) Senior DBA
10 7 (5.79%) Senior SQL DBA
10 7 (5.79%) Senior SQL Server DBA
11 6 (4.96%) Analyst
11 6 (4.96%) Data Analyst
11 6 (4.96%) Junior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (60.33%) .NET
2 38 (31.40%) ASP.NET
3 25 (20.66%) ASP.NET MVC
3 25 (20.66%) HTML
4 23 (19.01%) ASP.NET MVC 5
4 23 (19.01%) KnockoutJS
5 19 (15.70%) SOAP
5 19 (15.70%) Web Services
6 18 (14.88%) MDX
6 18 (14.88%) REST
7 16 (13.22%) CSS
7 16 (13.22%) WCF
8 14 (11.57%) Ninject
8 14 (11.57%) Node.js
9 12 (9.92%) .NET Framework
10 11 (9.09%) ASP.NET Web API
11 10 (8.26%) RESTful
11 10 (8.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 9 (7.44%) AngularJS
13 5 (4.13%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 15 (12.40%) iPhone
2 14 (11.57%) Mobile App
3 10 (8.26%) Greenfield Project
4 9 (7.44%) Enterprise Software
4 9 (7.44%) Tandem
5 5 (4.13%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (4.13%) Computer Science
5 5 (4.13%) Hybrid Cloud
5 5 (4.13%) NHS
6 3 (2.48%) Client/Server
6 3 (2.48%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.65%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.83%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.83%) Fintech
8 1 (0.83%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 14 (11.57%) Android
2 13 (10.74%) Windows
3 10 (8.26%) Linux
3 10 (8.26%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (8.26%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (5.79%) Windows Server
5 3 (2.48%) Windows 2000 Server
5 3 (2.48%) Windows 8
5 3 (2.48%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (2.48%) Windows XP
6 2 (1.65%) Windows 10
6 2 (1.65%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (33.88%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (26.45%) ETL
3 31 (25.62%) Business Intelligence
3 31 (25.62%) Data Modelling
3 31 (25.62%) TDD
4 26 (21.49%) MVC
5 25 (20.66%) Web Application Development
6 20 (16.53%) Database Tuning
7 19 (15.70%) Performance Tuning
7 19 (15.70%) Unit Testing
8 18 (14.88%) ETL Development
8 18 (14.88%) Inmon Methodology
8 18 (14.88%) Kimball Methodology
9 17 (14.05%) CRM
10 16 (13.22%) BDD
11 14 (11.57%) Dependency Injection
11 14 (11.57%) Domain-Driven Design
12 11 (9.09%) Migration
13 9 (7.44%) Test Automation
14 8 (6.61%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 59 (48.76%) SQL
2 56 (46.28%) C#
3 33 (27.27%) T-SQL
4 28 (23.14%) PowerShell
5 24 (19.83%) JavaScript
6 18 (14.88%) VBA
7 4 (3.31%) Java
8 2 (1.65%) C
8 2 (1.65%) C++
8 2 (1.65%) PHP
8 2 (1.65%) PL/SQL
8 2 (1.65%) VB
9 1 (0.83%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 12 (9.92%) Degree
2 8 (6.61%) SC Cleared
2 8 (6.61%) Security Cleared
3 6 (4.96%) ISTQB
3 6 (4.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (3.31%) MCSE
4 4 (3.31%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (2.48%) MCTS
6 2 (1.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.83%) CCNA
7 1 (0.83%) CCNP
7 1 (0.83%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.96%) QA
2 5 (4.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (1.65%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.83%) GDPR
System Software
1 5 (4.13%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.48%) Hyper-V
2 3 (2.48%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (2.48%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 3 (2.48%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (0.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.83%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (4.13%) Puppet
2 3 (2.48%) SCCM
2 3 (2.48%) WMI
2 3 (2.48%) WSUS
3 2 (1.65%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 2 (1.65%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 63 (52.07%) Microsoft
2 18 (14.88%) Cognos
2 18 (14.88%) IBM
3 14 (11.57%) Google
4 13 (10.74%) SAP
5 5 (4.13%) F5
6 3 (2.48%) VMware
7 2 (1.65%) Dell
7 2 (1.65%) Oracle
7 2 (1.65%) Sage
7 2 (1.65%) SonicWALL
7 2 (1.65%) Symantec
7 2 (1.65%) Veeam
8 1 (0.83%) Cisco
8 1 (0.83%) Sybase