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

Location
3 months to
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 8 6 5
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -1
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 16602 17826 21255
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 16.11% 17.73% 19.76%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 54.01% 54.65% 59.93%
Number of salaries quoted 14766 15794 19654
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,100 £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
30737 32619 35465
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 29.83% 32.45% 32.97%
Number of salaries quoted 26535 27977 31899
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £62,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 29 December 2014.

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 29 December 2014. 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 -1 6057 £50,000 - 472
South East -3 3443 £40,000 - 316
North West -2 1361 £37,500 +2.73% 172
Yorkshire -3 1274 £38,500 +10.00% 159
East of England -6 1227 £41,500 +3.75% 114
South West -3 1212 £36,500 +1.38% 135
West Midlands -1 1146 £37,500 +7.14% 112
East Midlands -1 725 £38,500 +2.66% 65
North East +1 166 £35,000 - 18
Midlands -10 3 £55,000 -
SQL Server
UK

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, 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 18760 (54.83%) .NET
2 17275 (50.49%) SQL
3 17171 (50.19%) C#
4 13158 (38.46%) ASP.NET
5 12328 (36.03%) Microsoft
6 10347 (30.24%) Agile Software Development
7 9542 (27.89%) MVC
8 9355 (27.34%) JavaScript
9 9277 (27.12%) HTML
10 8975 (26.23%) Windows
11 7614 (22.25%) CSS
12 6869 (20.08%) Finance
13 6748 (19.72%) SQL Server 2008
14 6684 (19.54%) MS Excel
15 6395 (18.69%) ASP.NET MVC
16 6186 (18.08%) T-SQL
17 5639 (16.48%) Oracle
18 5492 (16.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 5399 (15.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 5344 (15.62%) jQuery
21 5323 (15.56%) TDD
22 5017 (14.66%) WCF
23 4698 (13.73%) .NET Framework
24 4617 (13.49%) Business Intelligence
25 4578 (13.38%) XML
26 4489 (13.12%) Degree
27 4326 (12.64%) Scrum
28 4152 (12.14%) Web Services
29 3836 (11.21%) OO
30 3485 (10.19%) SQL Server 2012

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, 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 3357 (9.81%) SharePoint
2 3079 (9.00%) IIS
3 1559 (4.56%) MS Exchange
4 953 (2.79%) CMS
5 940 (2.75%) Node.js
6 834 (2.44%) Apache
7 741 (2.17%) BizTalk Server
8 709 (2.07%) SharePoint 2010
9 672 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2010
10 633 (1.85%) SharePoint 2013
11 629 (1.84%) Tomcat
12 536 (1.57%) JBoss
13 423 (1.24%) WebLogic
13 423 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2007
14 421 (1.23%) WebSphere
15 376 (1.10%) Umbraco
16 302 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2013
17 283 (0.83%) SAS
18 265 (0.77%) Lync
19 254 (0.74%) nginx
Applications
1 6684 (19.54%) MS Excel
2 1532 (4.48%) MS Office
3 242 (0.71%) PowerPivot
4 230 (0.67%) MS Visio
5 185 (0.54%) Photoshop
6 167 (0.49%) InfoPath
7 155 (0.45%) MS PowerPoint
8 112 (0.33%) MS Project
9 99 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
10 76 (0.22%) SPSS
11 61 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
12 35 (0.10%) Fireworks
13 21 (0.061%) FastStats
14 20 (0.058%) Adobe Creative Suite
15 19 (0.056%) AutoCAD
16 12 (0.035%) Mingle
17 10 (0.029%) Acrobat
18 9 (0.026%) S-PLUS
19 8 (0.023%) InDesign
20 6 (0.018%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 780 (2.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 257 (0.75%) Dynamics AX
3 183 (0.53%) Dynamics NAV
4 143 (0.42%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 107 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
6 84 (0.25%) Magento
7 65 (0.19%) Agresso
7 65 (0.19%) Dynamics GP
8 64 (0.19%) Markit EDM
9 51 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
10 45 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 44 (0.13%) Oracle EBS R12
12 42 (0.12%) Google Analytics
12 42 (0.12%) Cognos TM1
13 41 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
14 37 (0.11%) Fredhopper
15 31 (0.091%) Towers Watson Igloo
16 27 (0.079%) Sage 200
16 27 (0.079%) RMDS
17 25 (0.073%) HFM
Cloud Services
1 1061 (3.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 569 (1.66%) SaaS
3 438 (1.28%) Amazon AWS
4 360 (1.05%) Office 365
5 201 (0.59%) GitHub
6 189 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
7 124 (0.36%) PaaS
8 116 (0.34%) IaaS
9 79 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
10 65 (0.19%) Trello
11 58 (0.17%) Amazon S3
12 22 (0.064%) Amazon SQS
13 18 (0.053%) Google Cloud Platform
14 15 (0.044%) CloudBees
15 12 (0.035%) IBM SmartCloud
16 10 (0.029%) Google Apps
17 6 (0.018%) ElastiCache
17 6 (0.018%) Amazon ElastiCache
18 5 (0.015%) Pure360
18 5 (0.015%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1356 (3.96%) SAN
2 1282 (3.75%) Firewall
3 1256 (3.67%) Internet
4 1066 (3.12%) DNS
5 1057 (3.09%) TCP/IP
6 713 (2.08%) DHCP
7 709 (2.07%) WAN
8 682 (1.99%) LAN
9 515 (1.51%) HTTP
10 502 (1.47%) VPN
11 415 (1.21%) Intranet
12 401 (1.17%) NAS
13 220 (0.64%) VLAN
14 215 (0.63%) Wireless
15 213 (0.62%) SSL
16 202 (0.59%) FTP
17 198 (0.58%) VoIP
18 181 (0.53%) LDAP
19 178 (0.52%) iSCSI
20 164 (0.48%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6748 (19.72%) SQL Server 2008
2 5492 (16.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5399 (15.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3485 (10.19%) SQL Server 2012
5 3047 (8.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3029 (8.85%) Data Warehouse
7 2963 (8.66%) SQL Server 2005
8 2661 (7.78%) Relational Database
9 2504 (7.32%) MySQL
10 1294 (3.78%) RDBMS
11 1233 (3.60%) Oracle Database
12 1032 (3.02%) NoSQL
13 787 (2.30%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 767 (2.24%) OLAP
15 665 (1.94%) Crystal Reports
16 635 (1.86%) Big Data
17 624 (1.82%) DB2
18 603 (1.76%) MongoDB
19 598 (1.75%) SQL Server 2000
20 569 (1.66%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 3415 (9.98%) Visual Studio
2 2234 (6.53%) NUnit
3 2230 (6.52%) Team Foundation Server
4 1616 (4.72%) Git (software)
5 1491 (4.36%) Rhino Mocks
6 1399 (4.09%) Subversion
7 1037 (3.03%) Moq
8 728 (2.13%) TeamCity
9 636 (1.86%) MSTest
10 530 (1.55%) JIRA
11 461 (1.35%) Selenium
12 403 (1.18%) SpecFlow
13 369 (1.08%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 352 (1.03%) Eclipse
15 349 (1.02%) Jenkins
16 344 (1.01%) ReSharper
17 316 (0.92%) Maven
18 297 (0.87%) Cucumber
19 289 (0.84%) JUnit
20 230 (0.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 6869 (20.08%) Finance
2 1688 (4.93%) Banking
3 1420 (4.15%) Retail
4 1262 (3.69%) Marketing
5 838 (2.45%) Telecoms
6 795 (2.32%) Advertising
7 609 (1.78%) Games
8 594 (1.74%) Legal
9 538 (1.57%) Front Office
10 532 (1.55%) Law
11 504 (1.47%) Investment Banking
12 447 (1.31%) Back Office
13 304 (0.89%) Manufacturing
14 251 (0.73%) Financial Institution
15 213 (0.62%) Publishing
16 162 (0.47%) French Language
17 156 (0.46%) Automotive
18 141 (0.41%) Billing
19 134 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
20 95 (0.28%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 19531 (57.09%) Developer
2 7978 (23.32%) .NET Developer
3 4815 (14.07%) C# Developer
4 4015 (11.74%) Analyst
5 3356 (9.81%) C# .NET Developer
6 2929 (8.56%) Senior Developer
7 2363 (6.91%) Software Developer
8 2292 (6.70%) DBA
9 1957 (5.72%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 1946 (5.69%) ASP.NET Developer
11 1717 (5.02%) Web Developer
12 1560 (4.56%) SQL DBA
13 1553 (4.54%) SQL Developer
14 1461 (4.27%) Administrator
15 1328 (3.88%) Applications Support
16 1324 (3.87%) Support Analyst
17 1312 (3.83%) Consultant
18 1252 (3.66%) Junior
19 1207 (3.53%) Architect
20 1151 (3.36%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18760 (54.83%) .NET
2 13158 (38.46%) ASP.NET
3 9277 (27.12%) HTML
4 7614 (22.25%) CSS
5 6395 (18.69%) ASP.NET MVC
6 5344 (15.62%) jQuery
7 5017 (14.66%) WCF
8 4698 (13.73%) .NET Framework
9 4578 (13.38%) XML
10 4152 (12.14%) Web Services
11 2710 (7.92%) HTML5
12 2625 (7.67%) Ajax
13 2490 (7.28%) WPF
14 2258 (6.60%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 1672 (4.89%) WinForms
16 1663 (4.86%) LINQ
17 1528 (4.47%) ASP.NET Web API
18 1388 (4.06%) CSS3
19 1341 (3.92%) ASP.NET Web Forms
20 1241 (3.63%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2858 (8.35%) Analytical Skills
2 2017 (5.90%) Computer Science
3 1082 (3.16%) Clustering
4 1017 (2.97%) Enterprise Software
5 1004 (2.93%) Replication
6 866 (2.53%) Management Information System
7 659 (1.93%) Mobile App
8 637 (1.86%) Inversion of Control
9 630 (1.84%) Mathematics
10 612 (1.79%) N-Tier
11 544 (1.59%) Client/Server
12 470 (1.37%) Open Source
13 441 (1.29%) Hedge funds
14 406 (1.19%) User Experience
15 373 (1.09%) Visualisation
16 346 (1.01%) Data Integration
17 333 (0.97%) Data Structures
18 286 (0.84%) iPhone
19 268 (0.78%) Social Media
20 257 (0.75%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 8975 (26.23%) Windows
2 2716 (7.94%) Linux
3 2308 (6.75%) Windows Server 2008
4 1518 (4.44%) UNIX
5 1365 (3.99%) Windows Server 2003
6 1302 (3.81%) Windows Server 2012
7 845 (2.47%) Android
8 743 (2.17%) Windows 7
9 603 (1.76%) Apple iOS
10 410 (1.20%) Solaris
11 402 (1.17%) Windows 8
12 401 (1.17%) Windows XP
13 345 (1.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 214 (0.63%) AIX
15 140 (0.41%) CentOS
16 125 (0.37%) Debian
17 100 (0.29%) Windows Vista
18 92 (0.27%) Ubuntu
19 74 (0.22%) HPUX
20 73 (0.21%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 10347 (30.24%) Agile Software Development
2 9542 (27.89%) MVC
3 5323 (15.56%) TDD
4 4617 (13.49%) Business Intelligence
5 4326 (12.64%) Scrum
6 3836 (11.21%) OO
7 2441 (7.13%) ETL
8 2406 (7.03%) Software Engineering
9 2177 (6.36%) BDD
10 2144 (6.27%) Web Application Development
11 2132 (6.23%) E-Commerce
12 1977 (5.78%) ITIL
13 1963 (5.74%) Performance Tuning
14 1936 (5.66%) Web Development
15 1910 (5.58%) Continuous Integration
16 1572 (4.59%) CRM
17 1511 (4.42%) Project Management
18 1504 (4.40%) Unit Testing
19 1378 (4.03%) Mentoring
20 1296 (3.79%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 17275 (50.49%) SQL
2 17171 (50.19%) C#
3 9355 (27.34%) JavaScript
4 6186 (18.08%) T-SQL
5 3343 (9.77%) VB.NET
6 3161 (9.24%) Java
7 1816 (5.31%) VB
8 1262 (3.69%) C++
9 1135 (3.32%) PHP
10 1052 (3.07%) PowerShell
11 1003 (2.93%) Ruby
12 896 (2.62%) VBA
13 769 (2.25%) PL/SQL
14 579 (1.69%) Python
15 559 (1.63%) Perl
16 519 (1.52%) VB6
17 506 (1.48%) C
18 446 (1.30%) VBScript
19 370 (1.08%) Shell Script
20 246 (0.72%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 4489 (13.12%) Degree
2 1833 (5.36%) Microsoft Certification
3 689 (2.01%) MCSE
4 651 (1.90%) Security Cleared
5 428 (1.25%) MCITP
6 415 (1.21%) MCP
7 403 (1.18%) SC Cleared
8 347 (1.01%) MCTS
9 294 (0.86%) MCSA
10 287 (0.84%) ISEB
11 277 (0.81%) Cisco Certification
12 218 (0.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 217 (0.63%) MCSD
14 211 (0.62%) CCNA
15 176 (0.51%) ISTQB
16 170 (0.50%) ITIL Certification
17 116 (0.34%) MCDBA
17 116 (0.34%) DV Cleared
18 110 (0.32%) MCAD
19 103 (0.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1281 (3.74%) QA
2 788 (2.30%) SLA
3 258 (0.75%) ISO 9001
4 138 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 107 (0.31%) Data Quality
6 71 (0.21%) PCI DSS
7 57 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 42 (0.12%) WAI
9 30 (0.088%) HL7
10 29 (0.085%) COBIT
11 28 (0.082%) ISO 8583
12 26 (0.076%) WCAG
13 19 (0.056%) GAMP
14 13 (0.038%) EMIR
15 11 (0.032%) JSP 440
16 9 (0.026%) Dodd-Frank
16 9 (0.026%) Basel II
16 9 (0.026%) ISO 14001
17 8 (0.023%) GPG13
17 8 (0.023%) Solvency II
System Software
1 2594 (7.58%) Active Directory
2 1688 (4.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 977 (2.86%) Hyper-V
4 594 (1.74%) vSphere
5 437 (1.28%) XenApp
6 326 (0.95%) VMware ESX
7 248 (0.72%) Oracle RAC
8 234 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
9 211 (0.62%) XenDesktop
10 130 (0.38%) Oracle RMAN
11 119 (0.35%) NFS
11 119 (0.35%) XenServer
12 107 (0.31%) Terminal Services
13 100 (0.29%) KVM
14 97 (0.28%) UAG
15 78 (0.23%) ISA Server
16 74 (0.22%) vCloud
17 64 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
18 59 (0.17%) HDFS
19 58 (0.17%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 447 (1.31%) SCCM
2 313 (0.91%) SCOM
3 267 (0.78%) Puppet
4 210 (0.61%) HP Quality Center
5 208 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
6 179 (0.52%) Backup Exec
7 178 (0.52%) Nagios
7 178 (0.52%) Data Guard
8 132 (0.39%) NetBackup
9 110 (0.32%) Tivoli
10 103 (0.30%) Norton AntiVirus
11 102 (0.30%) SCVMM
12 91 (0.27%) WSUS
13 69 (0.20%) logstash
14 68 (0.20%) ZABBIX
15 58 (0.17%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
16 54 (0.16%) Tivoli Storage Manager
16 54 (0.16%) EMC NetWorker
16 54 (0.16%) Graphite
17 52 (0.15%) OpenView
Vendors
1 12328 (36.03%) Microsoft
2 5639 (16.48%) Oracle
3 2560 (7.48%) VMware
4 1217 (3.56%) Cisco
5 1176 (3.44%) Citrix
6 917 (2.68%) HP
7 778 (2.27%) Business Objects
8 744 (2.17%) IBM
9 686 (2.01%) SAP
10 591 (1.73%) Cognos
11 575 (1.68%) Sybase
12 559 (1.63%) Google
13 525 (1.53%) NetApp
14 480 (1.40%) Facebook
15 458 (1.34%) Red Hat
16 372 (1.09%) EMC
17 365 (1.07%) Apple
18 353 (1.03%) Tableau
19 347 (1.01%) Dell
20 337 (0.99%) Informatica
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