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 3 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 9 7 6
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -1
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 15939 17950 17432
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 15.67% 16.63% 17.39%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 51.42% 53.74% 55.07%
Number of salaries quoted 14141 15708 15664
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
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
30996 33402 31652
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 30.47% 30.94% 31.57%
Number of salaries quoted 26508 28428 27630
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 3 September 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 3 September 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 -3 5711 £52,500 +5.00% 611
South East +1 3620 £42,000 +5.00% 486
Yorkshire +2 1291 £40,000 +14.28% 176
North West +1 1274 £40,000 +6.66% 303
East of England -3 1172 £42,500 +6.25% 117
West Midlands -1 1064 £37,500 +4.16% 190
South West -5 947 £37,500 +4.16% 222
East Midlands -2 679 £37,500 - 128
North East +3 166 £37,500 +7.14% 52
Midlands -2 18 £55,000 +15.78% 1
SQL Server
UK

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 18119 (54.63%) .NET
2 16933 (51.05%) SQL
3 16710 (50.38%) C#
4 12093 (36.46%) ASP.NET
5 11674 (35.20%) Microsoft
6 10805 (32.58%) Agile Software Development
7 9803 (29.56%) MVC
8 9210 (27.77%) JavaScript
9 8491 (25.60%) Windows
10 8260 (24.90%) HTML
11 6999 (21.10%) Finance
12 6798 (20.50%) CSS
13 6662 (20.09%) ASP.NET MVC
14 6424 (19.37%) T-SQL
15 6212 (18.73%) MS Excel
16 5875 (17.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 5660 (17.07%) TDD
18 5634 (16.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 5525 (16.66%) SQL Server 2008
20 5266 (15.88%) Oracle
21 5105 (15.39%) WCF
22 5047 (15.22%) jQuery
23 4744 (14.30%) Business Intelligence
24 4481 (13.51%) .NET Framework
25 4433 (13.37%) Degree
26 4369 (13.17%) Scrum
27 3781 (11.40%) Web Services
28 3679 (11.09%) XML
29 3388 (10.21%) SQL Server 2012
30 3283 (9.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 2654 (8.00%) IIS
2 2594 (7.82%) SharePoint
3 1334 (4.02%) MS Exchange
4 1241 (3.74%) Node.js
5 866 (2.61%) CMS
6 739 (2.23%) BizTalk Server
7 629 (1.90%) Apache
8 607 (1.83%) Tomcat
9 597 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2010
10 506 (1.53%) WebSphere
11 471 (1.42%) JBoss
12 455 (1.37%) SharePoint 2013
13 420 (1.27%) Umbraco
14 395 (1.19%) WebLogic
15 379 (1.14%) SharePoint 2010
16 319 (0.96%) SAS
17 306 (0.92%) Lync
18 267 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2007
19 238 (0.72%) Sitecore CMS
20 232 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 6212 (18.73%) MS Excel
2 1362 (4.11%) MS Office
3 255 (0.77%) PowerPivot
4 221 (0.67%) MS Visio
5 140 (0.42%) MS PowerPoint
6 96 (0.29%) SPSS
7 90 (0.27%) Photoshop
8 80 (0.24%) MS Project
9 66 (0.20%) InfoPath
10 61 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
11 37 (0.11%) FastStats
12 26 (0.078%) Fireworks
13 21 (0.063%) Adobe Illustrator
14 19 (0.057%) Adobe Creative Suite
15 17 (0.051%) AutoCAD
16 7 (0.021%) SOLIDWORKS
17 6 (0.018%) S-PLUS
18 5 (0.015%) GNU Octave
19 4 (0.012%) Solid Edge
19 4 (0.012%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 684 (2.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 182 (0.55%) Dynamics AX
3 114 (0.34%) Dynamics NAV
4 97 (0.29%) Markit EDM
5 92 (0.28%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 87 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
7 84 (0.25%) Cognos TM1
8 83 (0.25%) Oracle Applications
9 72 (0.22%) Dynamics GP
10 70 (0.21%) SAP Business One
11 68 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 55 (0.17%) RMDS
13 54 (0.16%) Magento
14 35 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
15 32 (0.096%) HFM
16 27 (0.081%) thinkFolio
17 26 (0.078%) Oracle General Ledger
18 25 (0.075%) Infor CRM
19 24 (0.072%) SAP ERP
19 24 (0.072%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 1511 (4.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 954 (2.88%) Amazon AWS
3 771 (2.32%) SaaS
4 441 (1.33%) Office 365
5 177 (0.53%) GitHub
6 150 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
7 120 (0.36%) IaaS
8 108 (0.33%) PaaS
9 97 (0.29%) Google Analytics
10 48 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
11 40 (0.12%) Amazon S3
12 38 (0.11%) Mimecast
13 29 (0.087%) Google Cloud Platform
14 23 (0.069%) IBM PureFlex
15 19 (0.057%) Heroku
16 17 (0.051%) AWS CloudFormation
16 17 (0.051%) Amazon EMR
17 14 (0.042%) OpenShift
18 12 (0.036%) Google Apps
19 11 (0.033%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 1093 (3.30%) SAN
2 1077 (3.25%) Firewall
3 964 (2.91%) DNS
4 958 (2.89%) TCP/IP
5 888 (2.68%) Internet
6 708 (2.13%) LAN
7 707 (2.13%) WAN
8 598 (1.80%) DHCP
9 473 (1.43%) HTTP
10 427 (1.29%) VPN
11 339 (1.02%) NAS
12 253 (0.76%) VoIP
13 247 (0.74%) Intranet
14 213 (0.64%) SMTP
15 206 (0.62%) SSL
16 190 (0.57%) Network Security
17 180 (0.54%) FTP
18 178 (0.54%) VLAN
19 135 (0.41%) iSCSI
20 124 (0.37%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5875 (17.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5634 (16.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5525 (16.66%) SQL Server 2008
4 3388 (10.21%) SQL Server 2012
5 3283 (9.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3161 (9.53%) Data Warehouse
7 2465 (7.43%) Relational Database
8 2180 (6.57%) SQL Server 2005
9 1881 (5.67%) MySQL
10 1457 (4.39%) NoSQL
11 1094 (3.30%) Oracle Database
12 1027 (3.10%) RDBMS
13 888 (2.68%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 722 (2.18%) Big Data
15 653 (1.97%) MongoDB
16 617 (1.86%) OLAP
17 587 (1.77%) BusinessObjects
18 545 (1.64%) SQL Server 2000
19 504 (1.52%) Crystal Reports
20 482 (1.45%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 3125 (9.42%) Visual Studio
2 2287 (6.90%) Team Foundation Server
3 1931 (5.82%) NUnit
4 1890 (5.70%) Git (software)
5 1368 (4.12%) Subversion
6 1213 (3.66%) Rhino Mocks
7 1094 (3.30%) Moq
8 766 (2.31%) MSTest
9 630 (1.90%) TeamCity
10 591 (1.78%) JIRA
11 518 (1.56%) Selenium
12 419 (1.26%) Jenkins
13 413 (1.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 288 (0.87%) JUnit
15 270 (0.81%) Maven
16 264 (0.80%) Eclipse
17 263 (0.79%) SpecFlow
18 245 (0.74%) VSS/SourceSafe
19 234 (0.71%) Octopus Deploy
20 212 (0.64%) ReSharper
General
1 6999 (21.10%) Finance
2 1730 (5.22%) Banking
3 1596 (4.81%) Retail
4 1220 (3.68%) Marketing
5 784 (2.36%) Telecoms
6 658 (1.98%) Legal
7 650 (1.96%) Games
8 647 (1.95%) Front Office
9 620 (1.87%) Back Office
10 552 (1.66%) Advertising
11 433 (1.31%) Investment Banking
12 427 (1.29%) Manufacturing
13 386 (1.16%) Law
14 266 (0.80%) Publishing
15 248 (0.75%) Financial Institution
16 193 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
17 156 (0.47%) Automotive
18 116 (0.35%) Billing
19 103 (0.31%) Electronics
20 102 (0.31%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 19014 (57.33%) Developer
2 8154 (24.58%) .NET Developer
3 4473 (13.49%) C# Developer
4 3857 (11.63%) Analyst
5 3194 (9.63%) C# .NET Developer
6 2873 (8.66%) Senior Developer
7 2383 (7.18%) DBA
8 2185 (6.59%) Software Developer
9 1820 (5.49%) SQL DBA
10 1699 (5.12%) SQL Developer
11 1657 (5.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 1635 (4.93%) ASP.NET Developer
13 1590 (4.79%) Web Developer
14 1468 (4.43%) Administrator
15 1344 (4.05%) Business Intelligence Developer
16 1315 (3.96%) Support Analyst
17 1304 (3.93%) Applications Support
18 1297 (3.91%) Architect
19 1269 (3.83%) Junior
20 1243 (3.75%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18119 (54.63%) .NET
2 12093 (36.46%) ASP.NET
3 8260 (24.90%) HTML
4 6798 (20.50%) CSS
5 6662 (20.09%) ASP.NET MVC
6 5105 (15.39%) WCF
7 5047 (15.22%) jQuery
8 4481 (13.51%) .NET Framework
9 3781 (11.40%) Web Services
10 3679 (11.09%) XML
11 2762 (8.33%) HTML5
12 2580 (7.78%) Entity Framework
13 2420 (7.30%) ASP.NET Web API
14 2174 (6.55%) WPF
15 2106 (6.35%) AngularJS
16 2024 (6.10%) Ajax
17 1600 (4.82%) LINQ
18 1506 (4.54%) WinForms
19 1445 (4.36%) CSS3
20 1423 (4.29%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 2615 (7.88%) Analytical Skills
2 2072 (6.25%) Computer Science
3 1213 (3.66%) Clustering
4 1157 (3.49%) Replication
5 1089 (3.28%) Enterprise Software
6 908 (2.74%) Management Information System
7 747 (2.25%) Inversion of Control
8 714 (2.15%) Mobile App
9 629 (1.90%) Mathematics
10 581 (1.75%) Client/Server
11 562 (1.69%) Data Centre
12 538 (1.62%) Hedge funds
13 475 (1.43%) User Experience
14 422 (1.27%) Visualisation
14 422 (1.27%) N-Tier
15 401 (1.21%) Data Integration
16 370 (1.12%) Data Structures
17 323 (0.97%) Derivative
18 266 (0.80%) Social Network
19 249 (0.75%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 8491 (25.60%) Windows
2 2645 (7.97%) Linux
3 1942 (5.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 1404 (4.23%) Windows Server 2012
5 1353 (4.08%) UNIX
6 886 (2.67%) Windows Server 2003
7 756 (2.28%) Android
8 617 (1.86%) Windows 7
9 514 (1.55%) Apple iOS
10 396 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 361 (1.09%) Solaris
12 321 (0.97%) Windows 8
13 290 (0.87%) Windows XP
14 165 (0.50%) AIX
15 135 (0.41%) Debian
16 126 (0.38%) Ubuntu
17 113 (0.34%) CentOS
18 99 (0.30%) Windows Vista
19 91 (0.27%) Windows 2000
20 66 (0.20%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 10805 (32.58%) Agile Software Development
2 9803 (29.56%) MVC
3 5660 (17.07%) TDD
4 4744 (14.30%) Business Intelligence
5 4369 (13.17%) Scrum
6 3142 (9.47%) OO
7 2422 (7.30%) Web Application Development
8 2362 (7.12%) ETL
9 2194 (6.62%) Continuous Integration
10 2190 (6.60%) Software Engineering
11 2154 (6.49%) SDLC
12 2146 (6.47%) BDD
13 2044 (6.16%) Performance Tuning
14 1946 (5.87%) ITIL
15 1599 (4.82%) E-Commerce
16 1558 (4.70%) Project Management
17 1554 (4.69%) Web Development
18 1510 (4.55%) CRM
19 1475 (4.45%) Unit Testing
20 1411 (4.25%) Dependency Injection
Programming Languages
1 16933 (51.05%) SQL
2 16710 (50.38%) C#
3 9210 (27.77%) JavaScript
4 6424 (19.37%) T-SQL
5 3233 (9.75%) Java
6 2579 (7.78%) VB.NET
7 1412 (4.26%) VB
8 1286 (3.88%) PowerShell
9 1094 (3.30%) C++
10 1030 (3.11%) Ruby
11 906 (2.73%) PHP
12 815 (2.46%) VBA
13 769 (2.32%) Python
14 708 (2.13%) PL/SQL
15 646 (1.95%) C
16 565 (1.70%) Perl
17 387 (1.17%) VBScript
18 351 (1.06%) VB6
19 299 (0.90%) Shell Script
20 228 (0.69%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 4433 (13.37%) Degree
2 1607 (4.85%) Microsoft Certification
3 649 (1.96%) Security Cleared
4 593 (1.79%) MCSE
5 382 (1.15%) MCP
6 372 (1.12%) MCITP
7 349 (1.05%) SC Cleared
8 334 (1.01%) MCSA
9 325 (0.98%) ISEB
10 257 (0.77%) Cisco Certification
11 209 (0.63%) CCNA
12 204 (0.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 200 (0.60%) ISTQB
14 185 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
15 170 (0.51%) MCTS
16 142 (0.43%) DV Cleared
17 120 (0.36%) MCSD
18 107 (0.32%) Oracle Certification
19 95 (0.29%) HND
20 81 (0.24%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1334 (4.02%) QA
2 615 (1.85%) SLA
3 173 (0.52%) Data Quality
4 137 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 127 (0.38%) ISO 9001
6 114 (0.34%) PCI DSS
7 61 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 49 (0.15%) COBIT
8 49 (0.15%) HL7
9 24 (0.072%) GAMP
10 20 (0.060%) Solvency II
11 15 (0.045%) SNOMED CT
12 12 (0.036%) Dodd-Frank
13 7 (0.021%) PMBOK
13 7 (0.021%) GPG13
13 7 (0.021%) EMIR
14 6 (0.018%) DICOM
14 6 (0.018%) FISMA
14 6 (0.018%) ISO 14001
14 6 (0.018%) Basel II
System Software
1 2357 (7.11%) Active Directory
2 1588 (4.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 842 (2.54%) Hyper-V
4 481 (1.45%) vSphere
5 394 (1.19%) XenApp
6 288 (0.87%) VMware ESX
7 239 (0.72%) Oracle RAC
8 204 (0.62%) VMware ESXi
9 123 (0.37%) Terminal Services
10 120 (0.36%) XenDesktop
11 115 (0.35%) Microsoft App-V
12 94 (0.28%) NFS
13 75 (0.23%) UAG
14 74 (0.22%) SRDF
15 70 (0.21%) KVM
16 69 (0.21%) XenServer
17 67 (0.20%) Varnish
18 58 (0.17%) vCloud
19 54 (0.16%) ISA Server
20 44 (0.13%) Docker
Systems Management
1 464 (1.40%) SCCM
2 347 (1.05%) Puppet
3 276 (0.83%) SCOM
4 275 (0.83%) Opscode Chef
5 184 (0.55%) Backup Exec
6 153 (0.46%) Data Guard
7 149 (0.45%) WSUS
8 137 (0.41%) Nagios
9 119 (0.36%) Oracle RMAN
10 105 (0.32%) Tivoli
11 102 (0.31%) HP Quality Center
12 84 (0.25%) NetBackup
13 79 (0.24%) ZABBIX
14 71 (0.21%) Norton AntiVirus
15 52 (0.16%) Hyperic
16 46 (0.14%) logstash
16 46 (0.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
17 43 (0.13%) McAfee ePO
17 43 (0.13%) Kibana
17 43 (0.13%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 11674 (35.20%) Microsoft
2 5266 (15.88%) Oracle
3 2497 (7.53%) VMware
4 1071 (3.23%) Citrix
5 1027 (3.10%) Cisco
6 711 (2.14%) IBM
7 661 (1.99%) HP
8 634 (1.91%) SAP
9 589 (1.78%) Google
10 586 (1.77%) Sybase
11 558 (1.68%) Cognos
12 555 (1.67%) Tableau
13 528 (1.59%) Facebook
14 417 (1.26%) NetApp
15 402 (1.21%) Red Hat
16 329 (0.99%) Sitecore
17 299 (0.90%) Apple
18 287 (0.87%) Informatica
19 279 (0.84%) Twitter
20 267 (0.81%) EMC
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