The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server skills in IT jobs advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 8 6 5
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -1
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 16035 16958 20294
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 16.26% 17.49% 19.73%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 54.46% 54.26% 59.61%
Number of salaries quoted 14359 15048 18676
Average salary £42,500 £40,250 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.59% +0.62%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
SQL Server
UK

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 England region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
29446 31254 34045
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 29.86% 32.23% 33.10%
Number of salaries quoted 25502 26762 30561
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

SQL Server
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

SQL Server Jobs Demand Trend in England

SQL Server
Salary Trend in England

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

SQL Server Salary Trend in England

SQL Server
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SQL Server across the England region over the 3 months to 23 January 2015.

SQL Server Salary Histogram in England

SQL Server
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server within the England region over the 3 months to 23 January 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +4 5722 £50,000 - 760
South East -2 3452 £40,000 - 445
North West -2 1291 £38,000 +1.33% 298
East of England +1 1255 £40,000 - 211
South West -4 1225 £36,500 +1.38% 206
Yorkshire -3 1217 £39,862 +13.89% 259
West Midlands -2 1061 £37,500 +7.14% 174
East Midlands -1 662 £38,250 +0.65% 130
North East +1 152 £35,000 - 39
Midlands -9 2 £52,500 -4.54% 1
SQL Server
UK

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT jobs across the England 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 18301 (54.72%) .NET
2 16883 (50.48%) SQL
3 16800 (50.23%) C#
4 12805 (38.28%) ASP.NET
5 12158 (36.35%) Microsoft
6 10184 (30.45%) Agile Software Development
7 9461 (28.29%) MVC
8 9260 (27.69%) JavaScript
9 9159 (27.38%) HTML
10 8867 (26.51%) Windows
11 7510 (22.45%) CSS
12 6711 (20.06%) Finance
13 6633 (19.83%) SQL Server 2008
14 6528 (19.52%) MS Excel
15 6298 (18.83%) ASP.NET MVC
16 6027 (18.02%) T-SQL
17 5485 (16.40%) Oracle
18 5325 (15.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 5244 (15.68%) TDD
20 5222 (15.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 5222 (15.61%) jQuery
21 4857 (14.52%) WCF
22 4624 (13.82%) .NET Framework
23 4453 (13.31%) XML
24 4432 (13.25%) Business Intelligence
25 4334 (12.96%) Degree
26 4329 (12.94%) Scrum
27 4009 (11.99%) Web Services
28 3694 (11.04%) OO
29 3347 (10.01%) SQL Server 2012

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT jobs across the England 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 3310 (9.90%) SharePoint
2 3034 (9.07%) IIS
3 1597 (4.77%) MS Exchange
4 927 (2.77%) Node.js
5 911 (2.72%) CMS
6 816 (2.44%) Apache
7 733 (2.19%) SharePoint 2010
8 723 (2.16%) Exchange Server 2010
9 701 (2.10%) BizTalk Server
10 608 (1.82%) SharePoint 2013
11 601 (1.80%) Tomcat
12 534 (1.60%) JBoss
13 450 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2007
14 424 (1.27%) WebSphere
15 416 (1.24%) WebLogic
16 357 (1.07%) Umbraco
17 317 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2013
18 293 (0.88%) SAS
19 275 (0.82%) Lync
20 257 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 6528 (19.52%) MS Excel
2 1498 (4.48%) MS Office
3 267 (0.80%) PowerPivot
4 235 (0.70%) MS Visio
5 166 (0.50%) Photoshop
6 157 (0.47%) InfoPath
7 154 (0.46%) MS PowerPoint
8 127 (0.38%) MS Project
9 101 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
10 88 (0.26%) SPSS
11 62 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
12 22 (0.066%) AutoCAD
12 22 (0.066%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 20 (0.060%) FastStats
13 20 (0.060%) Fireworks
14 12 (0.036%) Mingle
15 8 (0.024%) Acrobat
16 7 (0.021%) S-PLUS
16 7 (0.021%) PrintSoft PReS
17 6 (0.018%) Stata
Business Applications
1 736 (2.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 252 (0.75%) Dynamics AX
3 179 (0.54%) Dynamics NAV
4 145 (0.43%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 92 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
6 73 (0.22%) Dynamics GP
7 72 (0.22%) Magento
8 63 (0.19%) Markit EDM
9 58 (0.17%) Agresso
10 46 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
11 45 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 44 (0.13%) Cognos TM1
13 43 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
14 38 (0.11%) Google Analytics
15 37 (0.11%) Oracle EBS R12
16 36 (0.11%) Towers Watson Igloo
17 35 (0.10%) Sage 200
18 34 (0.10%) RMDS
19 25 (0.075%) Oracle 11i
19 25 (0.075%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 1090 (3.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 556 (1.66%) SaaS
3 400 (1.20%) Amazon AWS
4 363 (1.09%) Office 365
5 189 (0.57%) GitHub
6 173 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
7 116 (0.35%) PaaS
8 100 (0.30%) IaaS
9 72 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
10 61 (0.18%) Amazon S3
11 57 (0.17%) Trello
12 23 (0.069%) Google Cloud Platform
12 23 (0.069%) Amazon SQS
13 13 (0.039%) IBM SmartCloud
14 9 (0.027%) CloudBees
14 9 (0.027%) Google Apps
15 7 (0.021%) Amazon ElastiCache
15 7 (0.021%) ElastiCache
16 6 (0.018%) CloudFront
17 5 (0.015%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 1375 (4.11%) SAN
2 1301 (3.89%) Firewall
3 1163 (3.48%) Internet
4 1056 (3.16%) DNS
5 1049 (3.14%) TCP/IP
6 712 (2.13%) WAN
7 705 (2.11%) DHCP
8 670 (2.00%) LAN
9 523 (1.56%) HTTP
10 507 (1.52%) VPN
11 405 (1.21%) NAS
12 387 (1.16%) Intranet
13 230 (0.69%) VLAN
14 224 (0.67%) Wireless
15 204 (0.61%) SSL
15 204 (0.61%) VoIP
16 184 (0.55%) iSCSI
17 183 (0.55%) FTP
18 169 (0.51%) LDAP
19 151 (0.45%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6633 (19.83%) SQL Server 2008
2 5325 (15.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5222 (15.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3347 (10.01%) SQL Server 2012
5 2967 (8.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2910 (8.70%) Data Warehouse
7 2869 (8.58%) SQL Server 2005
8 2504 (7.49%) Relational Database
9 2421 (7.24%) MySQL
10 1209 (3.61%) Oracle Database
11 1186 (3.55%) RDBMS
12 1047 (3.13%) NoSQL
13 713 (2.13%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 702 (2.10%) OLAP
15 632 (1.89%) Big Data
16 616 (1.84%) MongoDB
17 613 (1.83%) Crystal Reports
18 606 (1.81%) SQL Server 2000
19 566 (1.69%) QlikView
19 566 (1.69%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3307 (9.89%) Visual Studio
2 2188 (6.54%) NUnit
3 2179 (6.51%) Team Foundation Server
4 1544 (4.62%) Git (software)
5 1445 (4.32%) Rhino Mocks
6 1303 (3.90%) Subversion
7 1037 (3.10%) Moq
8 669 (2.00%) TeamCity
9 637 (1.90%) MSTest
10 534 (1.60%) JIRA
11 403 (1.20%) Selenium
12 387 (1.16%) SpecFlow
13 347 (1.04%) Eclipse
14 345 (1.03%) Jenkins
15 339 (1.01%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
16 331 (0.99%) Maven
17 321 (0.96%) ReSharper
18 294 (0.88%) JUnit
19 249 (0.74%) Cucumber
20 225 (0.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 6711 (20.06%) Finance
2 1643 (4.91%) Banking
3 1395 (4.17%) Retail
4 1221 (3.65%) Marketing
5 830 (2.48%) Telecoms
6 781 (2.34%) Advertising
7 569 (1.70%) Legal
8 565 (1.69%) Games
9 498 (1.49%) Front Office
10 489 (1.46%) Law
11 460 (1.38%) Investment Banking
12 418 (1.25%) Back Office
13 300 (0.90%) Manufacturing
14 252 (0.75%) Financial Institution
15 206 (0.62%) Publishing
16 147 (0.44%) Automotive
17 146 (0.44%) Billing
18 133 (0.40%) French Language
19 126 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
20 87 (0.26%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 18965 (56.70%) Developer
2 7802 (23.33%) .NET Developer
3 4615 (13.80%) C# Developer
4 3904 (11.67%) Analyst
5 3224 (9.64%) C# .NET Developer
6 2856 (8.54%) Senior Developer
7 2317 (6.93%) Software Developer
8 2310 (6.91%) DBA
9 1872 (5.60%) ASP.NET Developer
10 1868 (5.58%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 1671 (5.00%) Web Developer
12 1596 (4.77%) SQL DBA
13 1475 (4.41%) Administrator
14 1442 (4.31%) SQL Developer
15 1327 (3.97%) Consultant
16 1295 (3.87%) Support Analyst
17 1284 (3.84%) Applications Support
18 1223 (3.66%) Junior
19 1167 (3.49%) Architect
20 1143 (3.42%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18301 (54.72%) .NET
2 12805 (38.28%) ASP.NET
3 9159 (27.38%) HTML
4 7510 (22.45%) CSS
5 6298 (18.83%) ASP.NET MVC
6 5222 (15.61%) jQuery
7 4857 (14.52%) WCF
8 4624 (13.82%) .NET Framework
9 4453 (13.31%) XML
10 4009 (11.99%) Web Services
11 2714 (8.11%) HTML5
12 2556 (7.64%) Ajax
13 2380 (7.12%) WPF
14 2232 (6.67%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 1644 (4.92%) ASP.NET Web API
16 1643 (4.91%) LINQ
17 1593 (4.76%) WinForms
18 1398 (4.18%) CSS3
19 1384 (4.14%) AngularJS
20 1297 (3.88%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 2797 (8.36%) Analytical Skills
2 1873 (5.60%) Computer Science
3 1098 (3.28%) Clustering
4 1009 (3.02%) Enterprise Software
5 1000 (2.99%) Replication
6 841 (2.51%) Management Information System
7 665 (1.99%) Mobile App
8 660 (1.97%) Inversion of Control
9 629 (1.88%) Mathematics
10 608 (1.82%) N-Tier
11 510 (1.52%) Client/Server
12 444 (1.33%) Open Source
13 433 (1.29%) Hedge funds
14 397 (1.19%) Visualisation
15 387 (1.16%) User Experience
16 362 (1.08%) Data Integration
17 329 (0.98%) Data Structures
18 272 (0.81%) Blackberry
19 257 (0.77%) iPhone
20 252 (0.75%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 8867 (26.51%) Windows
2 2693 (8.05%) Linux
3 2310 (6.91%) Windows Server 2008
4 1510 (4.51%) UNIX
5 1352 (4.04%) Windows Server 2012
6 1330 (3.98%) Windows Server 2003
7 887 (2.65%) Android
8 749 (2.24%) Windows 7
9 600 (1.79%) Apple iOS
10 410 (1.23%) Windows 8
11 400 (1.20%) Solaris
12 397 (1.19%) Windows XP
13 332 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 181 (0.54%) AIX
15 149 (0.45%) CentOS
16 113 (0.34%) Debian
17 108 (0.32%) Windows Vista
18 97 (0.29%) Ubuntu
19 82 (0.25%) Windows Phone
20 69 (0.21%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 10184 (30.45%) Agile Software Development
2 9461 (28.29%) MVC
3 5244 (15.68%) TDD
4 4432 (13.25%) Business Intelligence
5 4329 (12.94%) Scrum
6 3694 (11.04%) OO
7 2437 (7.29%) Software Engineering
8 2326 (6.95%) ETL
9 2180 (6.52%) BDD
10 2110 (6.31%) Web Application Development
11 1992 (5.96%) ITIL
12 1970 (5.89%) E-Commerce
13 1927 (5.76%) Performance Tuning
14 1889 (5.65%) Web Development
14 1889 (5.65%) Continuous Integration
15 1490 (4.45%) Project Management
16 1486 (4.44%) CRM
17 1449 (4.33%) Unit Testing
18 1341 (4.01%) Mentoring
19 1224 (3.66%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 16883 (50.48%) SQL
2 16800 (50.23%) C#
3 9260 (27.69%) JavaScript
4 6027 (18.02%) T-SQL
5 3138 (9.38%) VB.NET
6 3054 (9.13%) Java
7 1684 (5.03%) VB
8 1197 (3.58%) C++
9 1108 (3.31%) PHP
10 1089 (3.26%) PowerShell
11 977 (2.92%) Ruby
12 860 (2.57%) VBA
13 723 (2.16%) PL/SQL
14 585 (1.75%) Python
15 552 (1.65%) Perl
16 501 (1.50%) C
17 483 (1.44%) VB6
18 429 (1.28%) VBScript
19 348 (1.04%) Shell Script
20 249 (0.74%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 4334 (12.96%) Degree
2 1801 (5.38%) Microsoft Certification
3 700 (2.09%) Security Cleared
4 689 (2.06%) MCSE
5 443 (1.32%) SC Cleared
6 427 (1.28%) MCP
7 416 (1.24%) MCITP
8 318 (0.95%) MCSA
9 298 (0.89%) MCTS
10 273 (0.82%) ISEB
11 257 (0.77%) Cisco Certification
12 219 (0.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 203 (0.61%) MCSD
14 197 (0.59%) CCNA
15 182 (0.54%) ITIL Certification
16 179 (0.54%) ISTQB
17 129 (0.39%) DV Cleared
18 110 (0.33%) Citrix Certification
19 109 (0.33%) CCA
20 101 (0.30%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1235 (3.69%) QA
2 762 (2.28%) SLA
3 227 (0.68%) ISO 9001
4 144 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 102 (0.30%) Data Quality
6 80 (0.24%) PCI DSS
7 50 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 33 (0.099%) HL7
9 30 (0.090%) WAI
10 29 (0.087%) ISO 8583
11 27 (0.081%) COBIT
12 16 (0.048%) GAMP
13 15 (0.045%) JSP 440
14 14 (0.042%) WCAG
15 12 (0.036%) ISO 14001
16 9 (0.027%) Solvency II
17 8 (0.024%) GPG13
17 8 (0.024%) Basel II
18 7 (0.021%) EMIR
19 2 (0.006%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 2693 (8.05%) Active Directory
2 1692 (5.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1018 (3.04%) Hyper-V
4 601 (1.80%) vSphere
5 456 (1.36%) XenApp
6 316 (0.94%) VMware ESX
7 240 (0.72%) Oracle RAC
8 234 (0.70%) VMware ESXi
9 221 (0.66%) XenDesktop
10 128 (0.38%) XenServer
11 127 (0.38%) NFS
12 113 (0.34%) Terminal Services
13 106 (0.32%) Oracle RMAN
14 86 (0.26%) KVM
15 80 (0.24%) vCloud
16 77 (0.23%) UAG
17 69 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
17 69 (0.21%) ISA Server
18 64 (0.19%) SRDF
19 52 (0.16%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 466 (1.39%) SCCM
2 346 (1.03%) SCOM
3 257 (0.77%) Puppet
4 206 (0.62%) HP Quality Center
5 201 (0.60%) Backup Exec
6 193 (0.58%) Nagios
7 185 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
8 156 (0.47%) Data Guard
9 132 (0.39%) NetBackup
10 114 (0.34%) SCVMM
10 114 (0.34%) Tivoli
11 109 (0.33%) Norton AntiVirus
12 95 (0.28%) WSUS
13 64 (0.19%) logstash
14 62 (0.19%) ZABBIX
15 54 (0.16%) Opsview
16 49 (0.15%) Tivoli Storage Manager
17 47 (0.14%) OpenView
18 46 (0.14%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
18 46 (0.14%) Graphite
Vendors
1 12158 (36.35%) Microsoft
2 5485 (16.40%) Oracle
3 2545 (7.61%) VMware
4 1205 (3.60%) Cisco
5 1202 (3.59%) Citrix
6 891 (2.66%) HP
7 730 (2.18%) Business Objects
8 716 (2.14%) IBM
9 672 (2.01%) SAP
10 576 (1.72%) Cognos
11 556 (1.66%) NetApp
12 524 (1.57%) Sybase
13 504 (1.51%) Google
14 465 (1.39%) Red Hat
15 445 (1.33%) Facebook
16 397 (1.19%) Tableau
17 353 (1.06%) EMC
18 348 (1.04%) Dell
19 341 (1.02%) Apple
20 315 (0.94%) Informatica
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Searchability.co.uk
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Searchability.co.uk
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Deanslist Limited
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
AMsource Technology
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
AMsource Technology
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
Asset Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Walton-On-Thames, Surrey
Step Ahead Recruitment
Salary: £30k per year
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
TRG
Salary: £65000 - £75000 Per Annum Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
East Anglia
Stott & May
Salary: £55000 - £60000 Per Annum Excellent
Posted: 12 hours ago
Egham, Surrey
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum, Benefits Pension, Life Asurance and medical
Posted: 13 hours ago
Surrey
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum, Benefits Excellent Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Chessington, Surrey
TRG
Salary: £35000 - £40000 Per Annum Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £32000 - £37000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Horsham, West Sussex
Gold Group
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Gold Group
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago