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 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 21 14 13
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -1
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 195 258 367
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 10.99% 16.74% 18.40%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 41.58% 58.64% 60.66%
Number of salaries quoted 152 239 355
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £38,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% +3.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -
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
469 440 605
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 26.42% 28.55% 30.33%
Number of salaries quoted 384 407 532
Average salary £41,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.35% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 16 September 2014.

SQL Server Salary Histogram in Cambridge

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 16 September 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.

1 317 (69.52%) .NET
2 266 (58.33%) C#
3 236 (51.75%) SQL
4 177 (38.82%) ASP.NET
5 175 (38.38%) Agile Software Development
6 140 (30.70%) Microsoft
7 132 (28.95%) JavaScript
8 123 (26.97%) HTML
9 115 (25.22%) TDD
10 105 (23.03%) MVC
11 98 (21.49%) NUnit
12 97 (21.27%) ASP.NET MVC
13 95 (20.83%) CSS
13 95 (20.83%) Oracle
14 81 (17.76%) Moq
14 81 (17.76%) WCF
15 79 (17.32%) Scrum
16 77 (16.89%) MS Excel
17 76 (16.67%) Rhino Mocks
18 73 (16.01%) Software Engineering
18 73 (16.01%) Windows
18 73 (16.01%) Finance
19 67 (14.69%) jQuery
20 63 (13.82%) VB.NET
20 63 (13.82%) Microsoft Certification
21 61 (13.38%) C++
22 58 (12.72%) MySQL
22 58 (12.72%) SQL Server 2008
23 56 (12.28%) MSTest
24 54 (11.84%) .NET Framework

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 35 (7.68%) IIS
2 15 (3.29%) MS Exchange
3 12 (2.63%) SharePoint
4 11 (2.41%) Apache
5 9 (1.97%) CMS
6 7 (1.54%) SharePoint 2010
6 7 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2010
7 6 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2003
8 5 (1.10%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (0.66%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (0.66%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (0.22%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.22%) NServiceBus
11 1 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 77 (16.89%) MS Excel
2 9 (1.97%) MS Office
2 9 (1.97%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.44%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (2.41%) Dynamics AX
2 9 (1.97%) Dynamics NAV
2 9 (1.97%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.44%) CubeCart
4 1 (0.22%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.19%) SaaS
2 7 (1.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.10%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (1.10%) Force.com
3 5 (1.10%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.44%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.22%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.41%) HTTP
2 9 (1.97%) SMS
3 8 (1.75%) LAN
3 8 (1.75%) DNS
4 6 (1.32%) NFC
4 6 (1.32%) VLAN
4 6 (1.32%) SMPP
4 6 (1.32%) Firewall
4 6 (1.32%) SAN
4 6 (1.32%) TCP/IP
4 6 (1.32%) DHCP
5 5 (1.10%) VoIP
5 5 (1.10%) WAN
6 2 (0.44%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (0.44%) Internet
6 2 (0.44%) IPv4
7 1 (0.22%) SMTP
7 1 (0.22%) VPN
7 1 (0.22%) SNMP
7 1 (0.22%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (12.72%) MySQL
1 58 (12.72%) SQL Server 2008
2 41 (8.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 34 (7.46%) SQL Server 2012
4 24 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 23 (5.04%) Relational Database
6 20 (4.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 15 (3.29%) DB2
8 13 (2.85%) SQL Server 2005
9 12 (2.63%) DTS
10 11 (2.41%) Data Warehouse
10 11 (2.41%) Big Data
10 11 (2.41%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 8 (1.75%) RDBMS
12 7 (1.54%) Crystal Reports
13 5 (1.10%) Oracle Database
13 5 (1.10%) Data Mining
13 5 (1.10%) Oracle Reports
13 5 (1.10%) OLAP
14 3 (0.66%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 98 (21.49%) NUnit
2 81 (17.76%) Moq
3 76 (16.67%) Rhino Mocks
4 56 (12.28%) MSTest
5 47 (10.31%) Visual Studio
6 26 (5.70%) Team Foundation Server
7 21 (4.61%) ReSharper
8 17 (3.73%) Git (software)
9 16 (3.51%) CppUnit
10 15 (3.29%) xUnit.net
10 15 (3.29%) MbUnit
11 14 (3.07%) TeamCity
12 12 (2.63%) Selenium
12 12 (2.63%) JIRA
13 7 (1.54%) QUnit
14 6 (1.32%) MSBuild
14 6 (1.32%) Hudson
14 6 (1.32%) WiX
15 5 (1.10%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 5 (1.10%) Ranorex
General
1 73 (16.01%) Finance
2 25 (5.48%) Music Industry
3 21 (4.61%) Telecoms
4 20 (4.39%) Banking
5 17 (3.73%) Advertising
6 15 (3.29%) Marketing
7 7 (1.54%) Manufacturing
8 5 (1.10%) Retail
9 4 (0.88%) Law
10 3 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.66%) Back Office
11 2 (0.44%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.44%) Military
12 1 (0.22%) Legal
12 1 (0.22%) Electronics
12 1 (0.22%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 280 (61.40%) Developer
2 115 (25.22%) C# Developer
3 104 (22.81%) .NET Developer
4 92 (20.18%) C# .NET Developer
5 56 (12.28%) Senior Developer
6 49 (10.75%) Software Developer
7 41 (8.99%) Software Engineer
8 35 (7.68%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 31 (6.80%) Senior .NET Developer
10 30 (6.58%) Administrator
11 29 (6.36%) DBA
11 29 (6.36%) Designer
11 29 (6.36%) User Experience Designer
12 27 (5.92%) ASP.NET Developer
13 26 (5.70%) SQL DBA
14 24 (5.26%) Senior C# Developer
15 19 (4.17%) Analyst
16 18 (3.95%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
16 18 (3.95%) Web Developer
16 18 (3.95%) Product Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 317 (69.52%) .NET
2 177 (38.82%) ASP.NET
3 123 (26.97%) HTML
4 97 (21.27%) ASP.NET MVC
5 95 (20.83%) CSS
6 81 (17.76%) WCF
7 67 (14.69%) jQuery
8 54 (11.84%) .NET Framework
9 50 (10.96%) WPF
10 43 (9.43%) Razor View Engine
11 42 (9.21%) XML
12 38 (8.33%) Ajax
13 37 (8.11%) WinForms
14 36 (7.89%) XSLT
15 34 (7.46%) HTML5
16 33 (7.24%) ASP.NET MVC 4
17 28 (6.14%) NHibernate
18 25 (5.48%) Castle Windsor
18 25 (5.48%) Unity DI Container
19 24 (5.26%) Ninject
Miscellaneous
1 41 (8.99%) Computer Science
2 34 (7.46%) User Experience
3 28 (6.14%) Analytical Skills
4 24 (5.26%) Inversion of Control
5 14 (3.07%) Mobile Payment
6 12 (2.63%) Clustering
7 11 (2.41%) Hedge funds
8 10 (2.19%) Blackberry
8 10 (2.19%) Mobile App
9 9 (1.97%) Management Information System
9 9 (1.97%) Mathematics
10 7 (1.54%) Visualisation
11 6 (1.32%) Replication
12 4 (0.88%) Fat Client
12 4 (0.88%) Data Protection Act
12 4 (0.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 4 (0.88%) Thin Client
13 2 (0.44%) Photography
13 2 (0.44%) Statistics
13 2 (0.44%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 73 (16.01%) Windows
2 14 (3.07%) Windows Server 2008
2 14 (3.07%) Android
2 14 (3.07%) Linux
3 13 (2.85%) Windows Server 2012
4 12 (2.63%) Apple iOS
5 7 (1.54%) Windows Phone
6 6 (1.32%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (0.66%) AIX
7 3 (0.66%) HPUX
7 3 (0.66%) Solaris
8 2 (0.44%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.44%) UNIX
9 1 (0.22%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.22%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.22%) Debian
9 1 (0.22%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (0.22%) CentOS
9 1 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.22%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 175 (38.38%) Agile Software Development
2 115 (25.22%) TDD
3 105 (23.03%) MVC
4 79 (17.32%) Scrum
5 73 (16.01%) Software Engineering
6 53 (11.62%) Kanban
7 45 (9.87%) Business Intelligence
8 36 (7.89%) OO
8 36 (7.89%) MVVM
9 34 (7.46%) BDD
10 33 (7.24%) Continuous Integration
11 31 (6.80%) Web Application Development
12 27 (5.92%) Dependency Injection
13 25 (5.48%) OOP
14 23 (5.04%) Mentoring
15 22 (4.82%) Unit Testing
16 21 (4.61%) Technical Analysis
17 19 (4.17%) Migration
18 18 (3.95%) Web Development
19 14 (3.07%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 266 (58.33%) C#
2 236 (51.75%) SQL
3 132 (28.95%) JavaScript
4 63 (13.82%) VB.NET
5 61 (13.38%) C++
6 49 (10.75%) VB
7 46 (10.09%) T-SQL
8 42 (9.21%) Java
9 34 (7.46%) PL/SQL
10 27 (5.92%) PHP
11 15 (3.29%) VBA
12 14 (3.07%) PowerShell
13 11 (2.41%) Scala
13 11 (2.41%) VB6
14 8 (1.75%) Python
14 8 (1.75%) Tcl
15 6 (1.32%) XAML
16 5 (1.10%) Delphi
17 4 (0.88%) C
18 2 (0.44%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 63 (13.82%) Microsoft Certification
2 53 (11.62%) Degree
3 43 (9.43%) MCP
4 42 (9.21%) MCTS
4 42 (9.21%) MCAD
4 42 (9.21%) MCSD
5 8 (1.75%) MCSE
6 6 (1.32%) MCSA
7 4 (0.88%) Security Cleared
7 4 (0.88%) CCNA
7 4 (0.88%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.44%) MCDBA
8 2 (0.44%) PhD
9 1 (0.22%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.22%) MCDST
9 1 (0.22%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (1.97%) ISO 9001
2 8 (1.75%) QA
3 6 (1.32%) ISO 8583
4 5 (1.10%) SLA
5 2 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.44%) HL7
System Software
1 26 (5.70%) Active Directory
2 12 (2.63%) Hyper-V
3 9 (1.97%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.66%) ISA Server
4 3 (0.66%) XenDesktop
4 3 (0.66%) vSphere
5 1 (0.22%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.22%) XenApp
5 1 (0.22%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (0.22%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 8 (1.75%) OpenSSO
2 4 (0.88%) SCCM
3 3 (0.66%) FortiGate
3 3 (0.66%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 2 (0.44%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (0.22%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.22%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.22%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.22%) Puppet
Vendors
1 140 (30.70%) Microsoft
2 95 (20.83%) Oracle
3 25 (5.48%) Red Gate
4 22 (4.82%) VMware
5 16 (3.51%) Citrix
6 10 (2.19%) HP
7 9 (1.97%) Adobe
7 9 (1.97%) Epiphany
8 6 (1.32%) Telerik
8 6 (1.32%) Splunk
9 5 (1.10%) Rackspace
10 4 (0.88%) Symantec
10 4 (0.88%) Cadence
10 4 (0.88%) Salesforce.com
10 4 (0.88%) Cognos
10 4 (0.88%) IBM
10 4 (0.88%) NetApp
10 4 (0.88%) Dell
10 4 (0.88%) HubSpot
11 3 (0.66%) Sybase
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