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 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 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 17357 18288 19812
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 16.24% 17.99% 18.59%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 53.73% 56.03% 58.58%
Number of salaries quoted 15154 16466 18048
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+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
32302 32637 33818
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 30.22% 32.11% 31.72%
Number of salaries quoted 27501 28589 29980
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 -4 6510 £50,000 - 694
South East -3 3340 £40,000 - 425
North West -1 1572 £38,000 +8.57% 321
Yorkshire -3 1375 £37,500 +15.38% 266
East of England -3 1256 £40,000 +6.66% 146
South West -1 1208 £36,500 +4.28% 267
West Midlands +3 1188 £37,500 - 163
East Midlands -4 772 £38,250 +2.00% 105
North East -1 161 £35,000 - 42
Midlands +1 7 £52,500 +16.66% 2
SQL Server
UK

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 19773 (55.14%) .NET
2 18252 (50.90%) SQL
3 17966 (50.10%) C#
4 13640 (38.04%) ASP.NET
5 12603 (35.15%) Microsoft
6 10547 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
7 9660 (26.94%) JavaScript
8 9656 (26.93%) HTML
9 9504 (26.50%) MVC
10 9208 (25.68%) Windows
11 7881 (21.98%) CSS
12 7315 (20.40%) Finance
13 7103 (19.81%) SQL Server 2008
14 7055 (19.67%) MS Excel
15 6590 (18.38%) T-SQL
16 6303 (17.58%) ASP.NET MVC
17 6113 (17.05%) Oracle
18 5698 (15.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 5695 (15.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 5471 (15.26%) jQuery
21 5386 (15.02%) TDD
22 5353 (14.93%) WCF
23 4972 (13.87%) XML
24 4849 (13.52%) Degree
25 4760 (13.27%) Business Intelligence
26 4745 (13.23%) .NET Framework
27 4436 (12.37%) Web Services
28 4264 (11.89%) Scrum
29 3959 (11.04%) OO
30 3781 (10.54%) SQL Server 2012

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 3521 (9.82%) SharePoint
2 3185 (8.88%) IIS
3 1550 (4.32%) MS Exchange
4 1004 (2.80%) CMS
5 835 (2.33%) Node.js
6 834 (2.33%) Apache
7 825 (2.30%) BizTalk Server
8 690 (1.92%) SharePoint 2010
9 669 (1.87%) Tomcat
10 664 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2010
11 653 (1.82%) SharePoint 2013
12 524 (1.46%) JBoss
13 461 (1.29%) WebSphere
14 412 (1.15%) WebLogic
15 406 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2007
16 404 (1.13%) Umbraco
17 303 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2013
18 264 (0.74%) SharePoint Server
19 257 (0.72%) SAS
20 256 (0.71%) Lync
Applications
1 7055 (19.67%) MS Excel
2 1505 (4.20%) MS Office
3 216 (0.60%) PowerPivot
4 186 (0.52%) MS Visio
5 183 (0.51%) Photoshop
6 163 (0.45%) InfoPath
7 161 (0.45%) MS PowerPoint
8 110 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
9 94 (0.26%) MS Project
10 77 (0.21%) SPSS
11 50 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
12 40 (0.11%) Fireworks
13 38 (0.11%) FastStats
14 14 (0.039%) Mingle
15 13 (0.036%) Adobe Creative Suite
16 12 (0.033%) S-PLUS
17 9 (0.025%) AutoCAD
18 7 (0.020%) Stata
18 7 (0.020%) LaTeX
19 6 (0.017%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 781 (2.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 221 (0.62%) Dynamics AX
3 187 (0.52%) Dynamics NAV
4 163 (0.45%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 132 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
6 97 (0.27%) Magento
7 88 (0.25%) Fredhopper
8 85 (0.24%) Markit EDM
9 84 (0.23%) Oracle Applications
10 80 (0.22%) Dynamics GP
11 64 (0.18%) Oracle EBS R12
12 59 (0.16%) Agresso
13 53 (0.15%) Cognos TM1
13 53 (0.15%) Google Analytics
14 46 (0.13%) HFM
15 45 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
16 42 (0.12%) Oracle BPM
17 35 (0.098%) Remedy ITSM
17 35 (0.098%) Oracle General Ledger
18 31 (0.086%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 883 (2.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 606 (1.69%) SaaS
3 472 (1.32%) Amazon AWS
4 283 (0.79%) Office 365
5 198 (0.55%) GitHub
6 174 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
7 106 (0.30%) Amazon EC2
8 100 (0.28%) PaaS
9 91 (0.25%) IaaS
10 68 (0.19%) Trello
11 58 (0.16%) Amazon S3
12 25 (0.070%) Amazon SQS
13 13 (0.036%) Force.com
14 12 (0.033%) Heroku
15 11 (0.031%) Google Apps
16 9 (0.025%) Rackspace Cloud
17 6 (0.017%) IBM SmartCloud
17 6 (0.017%) ElastiCache
17 6 (0.017%) Pure360
17 6 (0.017%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 1384 (3.86%) Internet
2 1337 (3.73%) SAN
3 1210 (3.37%) Firewall
4 1033 (2.88%) TCP/IP
5 1012 (2.82%) DNS
6 723 (2.02%) WAN
7 718 (2.00%) LAN
8 661 (1.84%) DHCP
9 496 (1.38%) VPN
10 492 (1.37%) Intranet
11 466 (1.30%) HTTP
12 406 (1.13%) NAS
13 235 (0.66%) FTP
14 225 (0.63%) VoIP
15 184 (0.51%) LDAP
16 179 (0.50%) Network Security
17 175 (0.49%) VLAN
18 173 (0.48%) SSL
19 171 (0.48%) iSCSI
20 167 (0.47%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7103 (19.81%) SQL Server 2008
2 5698 (15.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5695 (15.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3781 (10.54%) SQL Server 2012
5 3285 (9.16%) SQL Server 2005
6 3205 (8.94%) Data Warehouse
7 3186 (8.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2888 (8.05%) Relational Database
9 2537 (7.07%) MySQL
10 1403 (3.91%) RDBMS
11 1376 (3.84%) Oracle Database
12 917 (2.56%) OLAP
13 836 (2.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 833 (2.32%) NoSQL
15 729 (2.03%) Crystal Reports
16 664 (1.85%) SQL Server 2000
17 648 (1.81%) DB2
18 586 (1.63%) Big Data
19 516 (1.44%) QlikView
20 502 (1.40%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 3581 (9.99%) Visual Studio
2 2219 (6.19%) Team Foundation Server
3 2169 (6.05%) NUnit
4 1479 (4.12%) Rhino Mocks
5 1457 (4.06%) Subversion
6 1446 (4.03%) Git (software)
7 1005 (2.80%) Moq
8 703 (1.96%) TeamCity
9 643 (1.79%) MSTest
10 536 (1.49%) JIRA
11 494 (1.38%) Selenium
12 460 (1.28%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 404 (1.13%) SpecFlow
14 375 (1.05%) Eclipse
15 346 (0.96%) Jenkins
16 330 (0.92%) ReSharper
17 306 (0.85%) Cucumber
18 294 (0.82%) Maven
19 264 (0.74%) JUnit
20 232 (0.65%) Ant
General
1 7315 (20.40%) Finance
2 1904 (5.31%) Banking
3 1405 (3.92%) Retail
4 1284 (3.58%) Marketing
5 772 (2.15%) Telecoms
6 751 (2.09%) Advertising
7 700 (1.95%) Games
8 598 (1.67%) Front Office
9 584 (1.63%) Investment Banking
10 578 (1.61%) Legal
11 543 (1.51%) Law
12 488 (1.36%) Back Office
13 325 (0.91%) Manufacturing
14 267 (0.74%) Publishing
15 226 (0.63%) Financial Institution
16 187 (0.52%) Automotive
17 177 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
18 171 (0.48%) French Language
19 152 (0.42%) Billing
20 113 (0.32%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 20561 (57.34%) Developer
2 8341 (23.26%) .NET Developer
3 5296 (14.77%) C# Developer
4 4345 (12.12%) Analyst
5 3625 (10.11%) C# .NET Developer
6 3257 (9.08%) Senior Developer
7 2386 (6.65%) Software Developer
8 2369 (6.61%) DBA
9 2166 (6.04%) ASP.NET Developer
10 2070 (5.77%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 1832 (5.11%) Web Developer
12 1821 (5.08%) SQL Developer
13 1643 (4.58%) SQL DBA
14 1514 (4.22%) Administrator
15 1394 (3.89%) Applications Support
16 1357 (3.78%) Support Analyst
17 1338 (3.73%) Architect
18 1313 (3.66%) Junior
19 1293 (3.61%) Consultant
20 1276 (3.56%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19773 (55.14%) .NET
2 13640 (38.04%) ASP.NET
3 9656 (26.93%) HTML
4 7881 (21.98%) CSS
5 6303 (17.58%) ASP.NET MVC
6 5471 (15.26%) jQuery
7 5353 (14.93%) WCF
8 4972 (13.87%) XML
9 4745 (13.23%) .NET Framework
10 4436 (12.37%) Web Services
11 2698 (7.52%) WPF
12 2676 (7.46%) HTML5
13 2660 (7.42%) Ajax
14 2215 (6.18%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 1769 (4.93%) WinForms
16 1731 (4.83%) LINQ
17 1418 (3.95%) ASP.NET Web Forms
18 1404 (3.92%) CSS3
19 1331 (3.71%) SOAP
20 1288 (3.59%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 2809 (7.83%) Analytical Skills
2 2283 (6.37%) Computer Science
3 1085 (3.03%) Clustering
4 1003 (2.80%) Enterprise Software
5 962 (2.68%) Replication
6 819 (2.28%) Management Information System
7 696 (1.94%) Mathematics
8 674 (1.88%) Mobile App
9 641 (1.79%) N-Tier
10 572 (1.60%) Inversion of Control
11 565 (1.58%) Client/Server
12 480 (1.34%) Open Source
13 478 (1.33%) Hedge funds
14 473 (1.32%) User Experience
15 371 (1.03%) Data Structures
16 353 (0.98%) Visualisation
17 331 (0.92%) Data Integration
18 310 (0.86%) Social Media
19 304 (0.85%) iPhone
20 272 (0.76%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 9208 (25.68%) Windows
2 2711 (7.56%) Linux
3 2415 (6.73%) Windows Server 2008
4 1628 (4.54%) UNIX
5 1498 (4.18%) Windows Server 2003
6 1200 (3.35%) Windows Server 2012
7 845 (2.36%) Android
8 791 (2.21%) Windows 7
9 569 (1.59%) Apple iOS
10 420 (1.17%) Windows 8
11 418 (1.17%) Windows XP
12 407 (1.14%) Solaris
13 363 (1.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 216 (0.60%) AIX
15 129 (0.36%) CentOS
16 118 (0.33%) Debian
17 96 (0.27%) Windows Vista
18 77 (0.21%) Windows Phone
19 74 (0.21%) Ubuntu
20 71 (0.20%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10547 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
2 9504 (26.50%) MVC
3 5386 (15.02%) TDD
4 4760 (13.27%) Business Intelligence
5 4264 (11.89%) Scrum
6 3959 (11.04%) OO
7 2695 (7.52%) ETL
8 2503 (6.98%) Software Engineering
9 2462 (6.87%) E-Commerce
10 2089 (5.83%) Performance Tuning
11 2070 (5.77%) Web Development
12 2039 (5.69%) BDD
13 2010 (5.61%) Web Application Development
14 1989 (5.55%) ITIL
15 1871 (5.22%) Continuous Integration
16 1747 (4.87%) Unit Testing
17 1638 (4.57%) CRM
18 1575 (4.39%) Project Management
19 1501 (4.19%) Mentoring
20 1310 (3.65%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 18252 (50.90%) SQL
2 17966 (50.10%) C#
3 9660 (26.94%) JavaScript
4 6590 (18.38%) T-SQL
5 3543 (9.88%) VB.NET
6 3541 (9.87%) Java
7 1933 (5.39%) VB
8 1423 (3.97%) C++
9 1184 (3.30%) PHP
10 1005 (2.80%) PowerShell
11 927 (2.59%) VBA
12 897 (2.50%) Ruby
13 878 (2.45%) PL/SQL
14 601 (1.68%) Python
15 581 (1.62%) C
16 561 (1.56%) Perl
17 553 (1.54%) VB6
18 486 (1.36%) VBScript
19 380 (1.06%) Shell Script
20 242 (0.67%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 4849 (13.52%) Degree
2 2094 (5.84%) Microsoft Certification
3 767 (2.14%) MCSE
4 584 (1.63%) MCP
5 573 (1.60%) Security Cleared
6 523 (1.46%) MCTS
7 450 (1.25%) MCITP
8 385 (1.07%) MCSD
9 336 (0.94%) SC Cleared
10 319 (0.89%) ISEB
11 313 (0.87%) MCSA
12 311 (0.87%) Cisco Certification
13 303 (0.84%) MCAD
14 252 (0.70%) CCNA
15 214 (0.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 171 (0.48%) ITIL Certification
17 152 (0.42%) ISTQB
18 123 (0.34%) MCDBA
19 104 (0.29%) Citrix Certification
20 94 (0.26%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1351 (3.77%) QA
2 770 (2.15%) SLA
3 285 (0.79%) ISO 9001
4 108 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 94 (0.26%) Data Quality
6 81 (0.23%) PCI DSS
7 51 (0.14%) WAI
8 46 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 36 (0.10%) WCAG
10 30 (0.084%) ISO 8583
11 24 (0.067%) COBIT
12 21 (0.059%) EMIR
13 20 (0.056%) HL7
14 18 (0.050%) GAMP
14 18 (0.050%) Dodd-Frank
15 15 (0.042%) UCITS
16 10 (0.028%) Basel III
17 8 (0.022%) Solvency II
18 7 (0.020%) Basel II
18 7 (0.020%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 2528 (7.05%) Active Directory
2 1656 (4.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 862 (2.40%) Hyper-V
4 475 (1.32%) vSphere
5 433 (1.21%) XenApp
6 363 (1.01%) VMware ESX
7 293 (0.82%) Oracle RAC
8 188 (0.52%) XenDesktop
9 184 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
10 159 (0.44%) Oracle RMAN
11 144 (0.40%) XenServer
12 120 (0.33%) UAG
13 114 (0.32%) NFS
14 112 (0.31%) Terminal Services
15 86 (0.24%) ISA Server
16 77 (0.21%) KVM
17 72 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
18 71 (0.20%) HDFS
19 63 (0.18%) Forefront TMG
20 54 (0.15%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 434 (1.21%) SCCM
2 295 (0.82%) SCOM
3 237 (0.66%) Puppet
4 231 (0.64%) HP Quality Center
5 199 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
6 195 (0.54%) Data Guard
7 177 (0.49%) Nagios
8 158 (0.44%) Backup Exec
9 117 (0.33%) WSUS
10 115 (0.32%) NetBackup
11 96 (0.27%) Tivoli
12 94 (0.26%) SCVMM
13 85 (0.24%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 73 (0.20%) Norton AntiVirus
15 69 (0.19%) EMC NetWorker
16 61 (0.17%) logstash
17 59 (0.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
17 59 (0.16%) ZABBIX
18 57 (0.16%) OpenView
19 53 (0.15%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 12603 (35.15%) Microsoft
2 6113 (17.05%) Oracle
3 2572 (7.17%) VMware
4 1185 (3.30%) Citrix
5 1182 (3.30%) Cisco
6 905 (2.52%) HP
7 865 (2.41%) Business Objects
8 774 (2.16%) IBM
9 645 (1.80%) Sybase
10 639 (1.78%) SAP
11 632 (1.76%) Cognos
12 583 (1.63%) Google
13 499 (1.39%) NetApp
14 465 (1.30%) Facebook
15 456 (1.27%) Red Hat
16 360 (1.00%) EMC
17 340 (0.95%) Informatica
18 335 (0.93%) Dell
19 322 (0.90%) Tableau
20 318 (0.89%) Sitecore
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