The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 27 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 16 13 8
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -5
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 206 274 376
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 14.31% 14.64% 20.70%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 50.61% 49.82% 62.46%
Number of salaries quoted 187 244 358
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £30,500 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £48,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
SQL Server
Cambridgeshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Database & Business Intelligence category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cambridge region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Cambridge
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
407 550 602
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 28.26% 29.40% 33.15%
Number of salaries quoted 370 479 561
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +3.89%

SQL Server
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing SQL Server across the Cambridge region as a proportion of the total demand within the Database & Business Intelligence category.

SQL Server Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

SQL Server
Salary Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SQL Server across the Cambridge region.

SQL Server Salary Trend in Cambridge

SQL Server
Salary Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SQL Server across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 27 May 2015.

SQL Server Salary Histogram in Cambridge

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT jobs across the Cambridge region citing SQL Server also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited SQL Server.

1 254 (59.35%) C#
2 251 (58.64%) .NET
3 220 (51.40%) SQL
4 172 (40.19%) HTML
5 165 (38.55%) Microsoft
6 164 (38.32%) ASP.NET
7 125 (29.21%) Windows
8 123 (28.74%) Agile Software Development
9 119 (27.80%) JavaScript
10 116 (27.10%) CSS
11 112 (26.17%) Degree
12 110 (25.70%) MVC
13 102 (23.83%) jQuery
14 82 (19.16%) ASP.NET MVC
15 78 (18.22%) Java
16 70 (16.36%) Software Engineering
17 69 (16.12%) HTML5
18 64 (14.95%) C++
19 60 (14.02%) Computer Science
20 58 (13.55%) T-SQL
20 58 (13.55%) Finance
21 57 (13.32%) MS Excel
22 56 (13.08%) Analytical Skills
23 55 (12.85%) WCF
23 55 (12.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
23 55 (12.85%) SQL Server 2008
24 54 (12.62%) OO
25 52 (12.15%) Microsoft Certification
26 48 (11.21%) Active Directory
26 48 (11.21%) XML

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT jobs across the Cambridge region citing SQL Server also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited SQL Server. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 41 (9.58%) SharePoint
2 24 (5.61%) MS Exchange
3 23 (5.37%) IIS
3 23 (5.37%) SharePoint 2013
4 20 (4.67%) Exchange Server 2010
5 12 (2.80%) SharePoint 2010
6 11 (2.57%) Node.js
7 8 (1.87%) WebSphere
8 7 (1.64%) JBoss
9 5 (1.17%) BizTalk Server
9 5 (1.17%) Elasticsearch
10 4 (0.93%) OpenStack
10 4 (0.93%) WebLogic
10 4 (0.93%) Tomcat
11 3 (0.70%) Apache
12 2 (0.47%) ArcGIS
12 2 (0.47%) WebSphere Portal
13 1 (0.23%) SAS
13 1 (0.23%) Drupal
13 1 (0.23%) Umbraco
Applications
1 57 (13.32%) MS Excel
2 12 (2.80%) MS Office
3 2 (0.47%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (0.93%) Tridion
2 2 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.47%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.34%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (1.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.93%) Google Cloud Platform
3 4 (0.93%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.23%) SaaS
5 1 (0.23%) PaaS
5 1 (0.23%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 29 (6.78%) HTTP
2 16 (3.74%) DNS
3 15 (3.50%) Internet
4 13 (3.04%) SAN
4 13 (3.04%) DHCP
4 13 (3.04%) Firewall
5 10 (2.34%) SSL
6 9 (2.10%) VLAN
6 9 (2.10%) Ethernet
7 7 (1.64%) TCP/IP
7 7 (1.64%) Network Security
8 6 (1.40%) MPLS
9 5 (1.17%) Wi-Fi
9 5 (1.17%) VPN
10 4 (0.93%) LDAP
10 4 (0.93%) WAN
11 3 (0.70%) HTTPS
12 2 (0.47%) Intranet
13 1 (0.23%) 3G
13 1 (0.23%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (12.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 55 (12.85%) SQL Server 2008
2 46 (10.75%) SQL Server 2012
3 32 (7.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 19 (4.44%) MySQL
5 16 (3.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 15 (3.50%) Data Warehouse
7 14 (3.27%) Relational Database
8 12 (2.80%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 11 (2.57%) Crystal Reports
10 8 (1.87%) SQL Server 2005
11 6 (1.40%) OLAP
11 6 (1.40%) Oracle Database 10g
11 6 (1.40%) Oracle Database
12 4 (0.93%) QlikView
13 3 (0.70%) SQL Server 2000
13 3 (0.70%) PostgreSQL
13 3 (0.70%) DB2
13 3 (0.70%) Big Data
13 3 (0.70%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 32 (7.48%) Visual Studio
1 32 (7.48%) NUnit
2 26 (6.07%) Team Foundation Server
3 20 (4.67%) Selenium
4 16 (3.74%) Moq
5 14 (3.27%) Jenkins
6 13 (3.04%) Octopus Deploy
6 13 (3.04%) SpecFlow
7 10 (2.34%) MSTest
7 10 (2.34%) Rhino Mocks
8 6 (1.40%) Subversion
8 6 (1.40%) Eclipse
9 5 (1.17%) Hudson
10 3 (0.70%) Ranorex
11 2 (0.47%) QUnit
11 2 (0.47%) WinRunner
11 2 (0.47%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 2 (0.47%) ClearCase
11 2 (0.47%) ReSharper
11 2 (0.47%) QARun
General
1 58 (13.55%) Finance
2 31 (7.24%) Telecoms
3 15 (3.50%) Back Office
3 15 (3.50%) Banking
4 12 (2.80%) Marketing
5 7 (1.64%) Front Office
6 6 (1.40%) Law
7 4 (0.93%) Retail
8 3 (0.70%) Electronics
9 2 (0.47%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.23%) Music Industry
10 1 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.23%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.23%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 224 (52.34%) Developer
2 53 (12.38%) Software Engineer
3 48 (11.21%) .NET Developer
4 45 (10.51%) AWS Developer
5 42 (9.81%) C# Developer
5 42 (9.81%) Software Developer
6 40 (9.35%) Programmer
7 36 (8.41%) Senior Developer
8 29 (6.78%) Analyst
9 27 (6.31%) DBA
9 27 (6.31%) SQL DBA
10 26 (6.07%) Administrator
10 26 (6.07%) C# .NET Developer
11 21 (4.91%) Systems Administrator
12 16 (3.74%) Consultant
12 16 (3.74%) Java Developer
13 15 (3.50%) Graduate
14 14 (3.27%) ASP.NET Developer
15 13 (3.04%) SQL Server DBA
15 13 (3.04%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 251 (58.64%) .NET
2 172 (40.19%) HTML
3 164 (38.32%) ASP.NET
4 116 (27.10%) CSS
5 102 (23.83%) jQuery
6 82 (19.16%) ASP.NET MVC
7 69 (16.12%) HTML5
8 55 (12.85%) WCF
9 48 (11.21%) XML
10 39 (9.11%) ASP.NET Web API
11 38 (8.88%) KnockoutJS
12 34 (7.94%) MFC
13 32 (7.48%) Web Services
13 32 (7.48%) AngularJS
14 31 (7.24%) CSS3
15 30 (7.01%) WPF
15 30 (7.01%) .NET Framework
16 27 (6.31%) REST
17 24 (5.61%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 22 (5.14%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 60 (14.02%) Computer Science
2 56 (13.08%) Analytical Skills
3 37 (8.64%) Mathematics
4 27 (6.31%) Pocket PC
4 27 (6.31%) Client/Server
5 21 (4.91%) Mobile Payment
6 19 (4.44%) Management Information System
6 19 (4.44%) Statistics
7 17 (3.97%) Enterprise Software
8 15 (3.50%) Algorithms
9 14 (3.27%) Replication
10 13 (3.04%) Clustering
11 9 (2.10%) Blackberry
12 8 (1.87%) Streaming Music
12 8 (1.87%) User Experience
13 6 (1.40%) Mobile App
14 5 (1.17%) Data Protection Act
15 4 (0.93%) Internet of Things
15 4 (0.93%) Data Centre
15 4 (0.93%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 125 (29.21%) Windows
2 39 (9.11%) Android
2 39 (9.11%) Apple iOS
3 21 (4.91%) Linux
4 16 (3.74%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (2.34%) Windows 8
6 9 (2.10%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.70%) CentOS
8 3 (0.70%) UNIX
9 2 (0.47%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.47%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.47%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.23%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (28.74%) Agile Software Development
2 110 (25.70%) MVC
3 70 (16.36%) Software Engineering
4 54 (12.62%) OO
5 47 (10.98%) SDLC
6 45 (10.51%) TDD
7 38 (8.88%) Unit Testing
8 32 (7.48%) ITIL
9 27 (6.31%) Project Management
10 23 (5.37%) Business Intelligence
10 23 (5.37%) Waterfall
10 23 (5.37%) Web Application Development
11 22 (5.14%) Software Architecture
11 22 (5.14%) Risk Management
12 21 (4.91%) BDD
13 20 (4.67%) Financial Modelling
14 19 (4.44%) User Stories
14 19 (4.44%) Mentoring
15 18 (4.21%) Performance Tuning
15 18 (4.21%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 254 (59.35%) C#
2 220 (51.40%) SQL
3 119 (27.80%) JavaScript
4 78 (18.22%) Java
5 64 (14.95%) C++
6 58 (13.55%) T-SQL
7 29 (6.78%) Objective-C
8 19 (4.44%) PowerShell
9 18 (4.21%) PHP
10 14 (3.27%) Scala
11 13 (3.04%) VB
12 11 (2.57%) VBA
13 10 (2.34%) XAML
14 9 (2.10%) VB.NET
15 7 (1.64%) PL/SQL
16 6 (1.40%) Perl
16 6 (1.40%) C
16 6 (1.40%) Ruby
17 3 (0.70%) F#
17 3 (0.70%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 112 (26.17%) Degree
2 52 (12.15%) Microsoft Certification
3 30 (7.01%) MCP
4 19 (4.44%) MCITP
5 11 (2.57%) MCSE
6 10 (2.34%) MCT
6 10 (2.34%) MCTS
7 8 (1.87%) MCDST
7 8 (1.87%) MCSA
8 6 (1.40%) ISEB
9 5 (1.17%) ISTQB
10 4 (0.93%) Security Cleared
10 4 (0.93%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 3 (0.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 3 (0.70%) RHCE
11 3 (0.70%) LPIC
12 2 (0.47%) DV Cleared
13 1 (0.23%) AWS Certification
13 1 (0.23%) CCA
13 1 (0.23%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (5.84%) QA
2 3 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.47%) SLA
4 1 (0.23%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 48 (11.21%) Active Directory
2 11 (2.57%) Hyper-V
3 8 (1.87%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (1.17%) XenApp
5 4 (0.93%) Varnish
5 4 (0.93%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (0.93%) Terminal Server
6 3 (0.70%) Xen
6 3 (0.70%) Postfix
6 3 (0.70%) KVM
6 3 (0.70%) iptables
7 2 (0.47%) Firmware
8 1 (0.23%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.23%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (2.10%) SCCM
2 7 (1.64%) SCOM
3 6 (1.40%) Backup Exec
4 5 (1.17%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 4 (0.93%) ARCserve
6 2 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.47%) HAProxy
7 1 (0.23%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.23%) WSUS
7 1 (0.23%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 165 (38.55%) Microsoft
2 29 (6.78%) VMware
3 27 (6.31%) Oracle
4 21 (4.91%) Citrix
5 17 (3.97%) TOWER Software
6 13 (3.04%) Google
6 13 (3.04%) Sitecore
7 12 (2.80%) Xamarin
8 11 (2.57%) HP
9 7 (1.64%) 3PAR
9 7 (1.64%) Mitel
10 6 (1.40%) Cisco
10 6 (1.40%) IBM
11 5 (1.17%) Apple
11 5 (1.17%) Symantec
11 5 (1.17%) WatchGuard
11 5 (1.17%) Sencha
11 5 (1.17%) Imperva
11 5 (1.17%) Rackspace
12 4 (0.93%) Facebook
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