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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 20 11 13
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +2
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 207 299 334
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 11.30% 18.98% 17.26%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 41.40% 59.56% 60.40%
Number of salaries quoted 170 279 323
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £34,900 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £47,200
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+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
500 502 553
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 27.29% 31.87% 28.58%
Number of salaries quoted 415 467 487
Average salary £41,500 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.77% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,750
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%

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 29 August 2014.

SQL Server Salary Histogram in Cambridge

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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.

1 340 (70.98%) .NET
2 296 (61.80%) C#
3 250 (52.19%) SQL
4 185 (38.62%) ASP.NET
5 149 (31.11%) Microsoft
6 144 (30.06%) JavaScript
7 128 (26.72%) HTML
8 120 (25.05%) TDD
9 108 (22.55%) MVC
10 107 (22.34%) Oracle
11 106 (22.13%) NUnit
12 99 (20.67%) ASP.NET MVC
13 97 (20.25%) CSS
14 88 (18.37%) WCF
15 84 (17.54%) Scrum
16 81 (16.91%) Moq
17 79 (16.49%) Software Engineering
18 75 (15.66%) Rhino Mocks
19 72 (15.03%) Agile Software Development
19 72 (15.03%) VB.NET
19 72 (15.03%) Windows
20 71 (14.82%) C++
20 71 (14.82%) MS Excel
20 71 (14.82%) Finance
21 70 (14.61%) jQuery
22 67 (13.99%) Microsoft Certification
23 63 (13.15%) MSTest
24 61 (12.73%) .NET Framework
25 60 (12.53%) Degree
25 60 (12.53%) SQL Server 2008

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 36 (7.52%) IIS
2 15 (3.13%) MS Exchange
3 13 (2.71%) SharePoint
4 12 (2.51%) Apache
5 10 (2.09%) CMS
6 8 (1.67%) SharePoint 2010
7 6 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2010
8 5 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2003
8 5 (1.04%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (0.63%) WebSphere
9 3 (0.63%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.21%) NServiceBus
10 1 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.21%) Tomcat
Applications
1 71 (14.82%) MS Excel
2 9 (1.88%) Photoshop
3 8 (1.67%) MS Office
4 2 (0.42%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.21%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (2.09%) Dynamics AX
2 9 (1.88%) Dynamics NAV
2 9 (1.88%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.42%) CubeCart
4 1 (0.21%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.09%) SaaS
2 7 (1.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.04%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (1.04%) Force.com
3 5 (1.04%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.42%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.21%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.21%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (3.34%) SMS
2 11 (2.30%) SMPP
2 11 (2.30%) NFC
3 10 (2.09%) LAN
3 10 (2.09%) HTTP
4 8 (1.67%) DNS
4 8 (1.67%) SAN
5 7 (1.46%) VLAN
5 7 (1.46%) Firewall
6 6 (1.25%) DHCP
6 6 (1.25%) TCP/IP
6 6 (1.25%) VoIP
6 6 (1.25%) WAN
7 3 (0.63%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (0.42%) IPv4
8 2 (0.42%) Internet
9 1 (0.21%) VPN
9 1 (0.21%) SSL
9 1 (0.21%) SMTP
9 1 (0.21%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (12.53%) SQL Server 2008
2 57 (11.90%) MySQL
3 46 (9.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 37 (7.72%) SQL Server 2012
5 32 (6.68%) Relational Database
6 23 (4.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 20 (4.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 13 (2.71%) DB2
9 12 (2.51%) Data Warehouse
9 12 (2.51%) DTS
10 11 (2.30%) RDBMS
10 11 (2.30%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 11 (2.30%) Big Data
11 10 (2.09%) SQL Server 2005
12 7 (1.46%) Crystal Reports
12 7 (1.46%) Oracle Database
13 5 (1.04%) Oracle Reports
13 5 (1.04%) OLAP
13 5 (1.04%) Data Mining
14 3 (0.63%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 106 (22.13%) NUnit
2 81 (16.91%) Moq
3 75 (15.66%) Rhino Mocks
4 63 (13.15%) MSTest
5 45 (9.39%) Visual Studio
6 28 (5.85%) Team Foundation Server
7 22 (4.59%) ReSharper
8 17 (3.55%) CppUnit
9 16 (3.34%) MbUnit
9 16 (3.34%) xUnit.net
10 14 (2.92%) TeamCity
10 14 (2.92%) Git (software)
11 11 (2.30%) Selenium
11 11 (2.30%) MSBuild
12 10 (2.09%) WiX
13 9 (1.88%) JIRA
14 6 (1.25%) Hudson
15 5 (1.04%) QUnit
15 5 (1.04%) NuGet
15 5 (1.04%) Ranorex
General
1 71 (14.82%) Finance
2 25 (5.22%) Banking
2 25 (5.22%) Music Industry
3 21 (4.38%) Telecoms
4 16 (3.34%) Advertising
5 12 (2.51%) Marketing
6 6 (1.25%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.04%) Retail
8 4 (0.84%) Law
9 3 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (0.63%) Back Office
10 2 (0.42%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.42%) Military
11 1 (0.21%) Local Government
11 1 (0.21%) Electronics
11 1 (0.21%) Legal
Job Titles
1 294 (61.38%) Developer
2 121 (25.26%) C# Developer
3 107 (22.34%) .NET Developer
4 97 (20.25%) C# .NET Developer
5 55 (11.48%) Senior Developer
6 53 (11.06%) Software Developer
7 51 (10.65%) Software Engineer
8 38 (7.93%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 30 (6.26%) Senior .NET Developer
10 29 (6.05%) Administrator
11 28 (5.85%) DBA
12 27 (5.64%) User Experience Designer
12 27 (5.64%) Designer
13 26 (5.43%) ASP.NET Developer
14 25 (5.22%) SQL DBA
14 25 (5.22%) Senior C# Developer
15 23 (4.80%) Analyst
16 20 (4.18%) Product Manager
17 18 (3.76%) Web Developer
18 17 (3.55%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 340 (70.98%) .NET
2 185 (38.62%) ASP.NET
3 128 (26.72%) HTML
4 99 (20.67%) ASP.NET MVC
5 97 (20.25%) CSS
6 88 (18.37%) WCF
7 70 (14.61%) jQuery
8 61 (12.73%) .NET Framework
9 58 (12.11%) WPF
10 51 (10.65%) XML
11 46 (9.60%) XSLT
12 40 (8.35%) Razor View Engine
13 39 (8.14%) Ajax
13 39 (8.14%) WinForms
14 36 (7.52%) ASP.NET MVC 4
15 30 (6.26%) HTML5
16 29 (6.05%) LINQ
17 28 (5.85%) NHibernate
18 26 (5.43%) Castle Windsor
18 26 (5.43%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 47 (9.81%) Computer Science
2 25 (5.22%) Inversion of Control
3 17 (3.55%) Mathematics
4 15 (3.13%) Blackberry
5 13 (2.71%) Mobile Payment
6 12 (2.51%) Clustering
7 11 (2.30%) Hedge funds
7 11 (2.30%) Mobile App
8 9 (1.88%) Management Information System
9 7 (1.46%) Thin Client
9 7 (1.46%) Fat Client
9 7 (1.46%) Visualisation
10 5 (1.04%) Replication
10 5 (1.04%) Data Protection Act
11 3 (0.63%) Physics
12 2 (0.42%) Photography
12 2 (0.42%) PKI
12 2 (0.42%) Mobile Banking
12 2 (0.42%) Kindle
13 1 (0.21%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 72 (15.03%) Windows
2 20 (4.18%) Android
3 17 (3.55%) Apple iOS
4 13 (2.71%) Windows Phone
4 13 (2.71%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (2.71%) Linux
5 12 (2.51%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (1.25%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (0.63%) AIX
7 3 (0.63%) HPUX
7 3 (0.63%) Solaris
8 2 (0.42%) UNIX
8 2 (0.42%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.21%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.21%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.21%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (0.21%) CentOS
9 1 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.21%) Debian
9 1 (0.21%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (25.05%) TDD
2 108 (22.55%) MVC
3 84 (17.54%) Scrum
4 79 (16.49%) Software Engineering
5 72 (15.03%) Agile Software Development
6 51 (10.65%) Kanban
7 42 (8.77%) OO
7 42 (8.77%) Business Intelligence
8 37 (7.72%) Continuous Integration
8 37 (7.72%) MVVM
9 34 (7.10%) BDD
10 31 (6.47%) Web Application Development
11 28 (5.85%) Dependency Injection
12 26 (5.43%) Unit Testing
13 24 (5.01%) OOP
14 19 (3.97%) Migration
14 19 (3.97%) Technical Analysis
15 18 (3.76%) Regression Testing
16 16 (3.34%) Web Development
17 15 (3.13%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 296 (61.80%) C#
2 250 (52.19%) SQL
3 144 (30.06%) JavaScript
4 72 (15.03%) VB.NET
5 71 (14.82%) C++
6 54 (11.27%) VB
7 50 (10.44%) Java
8 47 (9.81%) T-SQL
9 42 (8.77%) PL/SQL
10 29 (6.05%) PHP
11 18 (3.76%) PowerShell
12 16 (3.34%) VBA
13 15 (3.13%) VB6
14 11 (2.30%) XAML
15 10 (2.09%) Scala
16 9 (1.88%) Tcl
17 8 (1.67%) Python
18 6 (1.25%) Objective-C
19 5 (1.04%) Delphi
20 4 (0.84%) C
Qualifications
1 67 (13.99%) Microsoft Certification
2 60 (12.53%) Degree
3 47 (9.81%) MCP
4 46 (9.60%) MCAD
4 46 (9.60%) MCSD
4 46 (9.60%) MCTS
5 9 (1.88%) MCSE
6 6 (1.25%) CCNA
6 6 (1.25%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (1.04%) MCSA
7 5 (1.04%) Security Cleared
8 2 (0.42%) MCDBA
8 2 (0.42%) PhD
9 1 (0.21%) MCDST
9 1 (0.21%) MCITP
9 1 (0.21%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.51%) QA
2 10 (2.09%) ISO 8583
3 9 (1.88%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.63%) SLA
5 2 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.21%) HL7
System Software
1 23 (4.80%) Active Directory
2 11 (2.30%) Hyper-V
3 10 (2.09%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.84%) ISA Server
4 4 (0.84%) XenDesktop
5 3 (0.63%) vSphere
6 1 (0.21%) PowerHA
6 1 (0.21%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (0.21%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.21%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (1.88%) OpenSSO
2 5 (1.04%) SCCM
3 4 (0.84%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 3 (0.63%) FortiGate
5 2 (0.42%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.21%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.21%) Puppet
6 1 (0.21%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.21%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 149 (31.11%) Microsoft
2 107 (22.34%) Oracle
3 25 (5.22%) VMware
4 22 (4.59%) Red Gate
5 16 (3.34%) Citrix
6 12 (2.51%) HP
7 10 (2.09%) Telerik
8 9 (1.88%) Adobe
9 6 (1.25%) Epiphany
9 6 (1.25%) Splunk
10 5 (1.04%) Rackspace
10 5 (1.04%) NetApp
10 5 (1.04%) Symantec
11 4 (0.84%) IBM
11 4 (0.84%) Dell
11 4 (0.84%) Cognos
12 3 (0.63%) Cisco
12 3 (0.63%) Sybase
12 3 (0.63%) Veeam
13 2 (0.42%) Business Objects
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