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

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 7 6 5
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -1
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 17609 17469 19743
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 16.46% 17.50% 18.06%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 53.78% 55.49% 57.77%
Number of salaries quoted 15360 15720 17979
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 £61,500 £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
32742 31483 34177
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 30.61% 31.55% 31.26%
Number of salaries quoted 27814 27577 30304
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 £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
- +1.26%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +2 6658 £50,000 - 711
South East -2 3625 £40,000 - 390
North West -1 1558 £38,500 +10.00% 285
Yorkshire -2 1352 £35,000 +7.69% 248
East of England -3 1283 £40,000 +6.66% 153
South West -1 1151 £36,000 +2.85% 158
West Midlands +4 1142 £37,250 -0.66% 186
East Midlands -2 740 £37,500 +4.16% 89
North East -4 131 £33,500 - 46
Midlands -8 8 £50,000 +13.63%
SQL Server
UK

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 20570 (55.64%) .NET
2 18779 (50.79%) SQL
3 18628 (50.38%) C#
4 14173 (38.33%) ASP.NET
5 13037 (35.26%) Microsoft
6 10857 (29.36%) Agile Software Development
7 9697 (26.23%) JavaScript
8 9672 (26.16%) HTML
9 9586 (25.93%) MVC
10 9451 (25.56%) Windows
11 7888 (21.33%) CSS
12 7553 (20.43%) Finance
13 7486 (20.25%) SQL Server 2008
14 7218 (19.52%) MS Excel
15 6928 (18.74%) T-SQL
16 6390 (17.28%) ASP.NET MVC
17 6104 (16.51%) Oracle
18 6070 (16.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 6044 (16.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 5596 (15.14%) TDD
21 5594 (15.13%) WCF
22 5546 (15.00%) jQuery
23 5249 (14.20%) XML
24 5038 (13.63%) Degree
25 4967 (13.43%) Business Intelligence
26 4857 (13.14%) .NET Framework
27 4644 (12.56%) Web Services
28 4390 (11.87%) Scrum
29 4210 (11.39%) SQL Server 2012
30 4009 (10.84%) OO

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 3536 (9.56%) SharePoint
2 3222 (8.71%) IIS
3 1567 (4.24%) MS Exchange
4 1059 (2.86%) CMS
5 853 (2.31%) BizTalk Server
6 847 (2.29%) Apache
7 783 (2.12%) Node.js
8 700 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2010
9 697 (1.89%) SharePoint 2010
9 697 (1.89%) Tomcat
10 643 (1.74%) SharePoint 2013
11 488 (1.32%) WebSphere
12 470 (1.27%) Umbraco
13 415 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2007
14 373 (1.01%) WebLogic
15 301 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2013
16 287 (0.78%) SharePoint Server
17 284 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2003
18 275 (0.74%) Lync
19 243 (0.66%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 7218 (19.52%) MS Excel
2 1529 (4.14%) MS Office
3 188 (0.51%) MS PowerPoint
4 183 (0.49%) PowerPivot
4 183 (0.49%) MS Visio
5 167 (0.45%) Photoshop
6 145 (0.39%) InfoPath
7 114 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
8 100 (0.27%) MS Project
9 73 (0.20%) SPSS
10 48 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
11 47 (0.13%) FastStats
12 40 (0.11%) Fireworks
13 12 (0.032%) S-PLUS
14 11 (0.030%) Mingle
15 8 (0.022%) Stata
16 7 (0.019%) LaTeX
17 5 (0.014%) AutoCAD
17 5 (0.014%) Acrobat
18 4 (0.011%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 787 (2.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 219 (0.59%) Dynamics AX
3 200 (0.54%) Dynamics NAV
4 186 (0.50%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 130 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
6 106 (0.29%) Magento
7 102 (0.28%) Dynamics GP
8 87 (0.24%) Fredhopper
9 83 (0.22%) Markit EDM
9 83 (0.22%) Oracle Applications
10 77 (0.21%) Google Analytics
11 75 (0.20%) Cognos TM1
12 63 (0.17%) Oracle EBS R12
13 50 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
14 48 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
15 43 (0.12%) Agresso
16 40 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
17 38 (0.10%) Oracle General Ledger
17 38 (0.10%) Sage 200
18 37 (0.10%) HFM
Cloud Services
1 827 (2.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 615 (1.66%) SaaS
3 464 (1.25%) Amazon AWS
4 263 (0.71%) Office 365
5 191 (0.52%) GitHub
6 188 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
7 108 (0.29%) IaaS
8 106 (0.29%) PaaS
9 99 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
10 66 (0.18%) Trello
11 64 (0.17%) Amazon S3
12 27 (0.073%) Amazon SQS
13 21 (0.057%) Force.com
14 14 (0.038%) Heroku
14 14 (0.038%) Rackspace Cloud
15 9 (0.024%) Google Apps
15 9 (0.024%) Amazon ELB
15 9 (0.024%) Pure360
16 7 (0.019%) CloudFront
17 6 (0.016%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 1430 (3.87%) Internet
2 1396 (3.78%) SAN
3 1209 (3.27%) Firewall
4 1076 (2.91%) TCP/IP
5 1067 (2.89%) DNS
6 758 (2.05%) LAN
7 736 (1.99%) WAN
8 688 (1.86%) DHCP
9 517 (1.40%) VPN
10 483 (1.31%) HTTP
11 465 (1.26%) Intranet
12 401 (1.08%) NAS
13 248 (0.67%) FTP
14 240 (0.65%) VoIP
15 207 (0.56%) LDAP
16 190 (0.51%) Network Security
17 182 (0.49%) SSL
18 179 (0.48%) SMTP
19 178 (0.48%) VLAN
20 172 (0.47%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7486 (20.25%) SQL Server 2008
2 6070 (16.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6044 (16.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4210 (11.39%) SQL Server 2012
5 3545 (9.59%) SQL Server 2005
6 3374 (9.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3318 (8.97%) Data Warehouse
8 2982 (8.07%) Relational Database
9 2502 (6.77%) MySQL
10 1443 (3.90%) RDBMS
11 1339 (3.62%) Oracle Database
12 970 (2.62%) OLAP
13 922 (2.49%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 835 (2.26%) NoSQL
15 765 (2.07%) Crystal Reports
16 696 (1.88%) SQL Server 2000
17 610 (1.65%) DB2
18 598 (1.62%) Big Data
19 536 (1.45%) QlikView
20 482 (1.30%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 3680 (9.95%) Visual Studio
2 2248 (6.08%) Team Foundation Server
3 2233 (6.04%) NUnit
4 1543 (4.17%) Subversion
5 1488 (4.02%) Rhino Mocks
6 1351 (3.65%) Git (software)
7 1028 (2.78%) Moq
8 686 (1.86%) TeamCity
9 655 (1.77%) MSTest
10 564 (1.53%) JIRA
11 532 (1.44%) Selenium
12 490 (1.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 412 (1.11%) SpecFlow
14 402 (1.09%) Eclipse
15 333 (0.90%) Jenkins
16 330 (0.89%) ReSharper
17 304 (0.82%) Cucumber
18 303 (0.82%) Maven
19 271 (0.73%) JUnit
20 244 (0.66%) Ant
General
1 7553 (20.43%) Finance
2 1885 (5.10%) Banking
3 1417 (3.83%) Retail
4 1356 (3.67%) Marketing
5 798 (2.16%) Telecoms
6 764 (2.07%) Games
7 763 (2.06%) Advertising
8 612 (1.66%) Front Office
9 604 (1.63%) Investment Banking
10 559 (1.51%) Legal
11 552 (1.49%) Law
12 521 (1.41%) Back Office
13 342 (0.92%) Manufacturing
14 311 (0.84%) Publishing
15 219 (0.59%) Financial Institution
16 202 (0.55%) Automotive
17 200 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
18 165 (0.45%) French Language
19 164 (0.44%) Billing
20 119 (0.32%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 21405 (57.89%) Developer
2 8746 (23.66%) .NET Developer
3 5667 (15.33%) C# Developer
4 4325 (11.70%) Analyst
5 3840 (10.39%) C# .NET Developer
6 3360 (9.09%) Senior Developer
7 2481 (6.71%) Software Developer
8 2414 (6.53%) DBA
9 2320 (6.27%) ASP.NET Developer
10 2158 (5.84%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 1937 (5.24%) SQL Developer
12 1889 (5.11%) Web Developer
13 1709 (4.62%) SQL DBA
14 1577 (4.27%) Administrator
15 1410 (3.81%) Architect
16 1383 (3.74%) Consultant
17 1346 (3.64%) Senior .NET Developer
18 1332 (3.60%) Applications Support
19 1323 (3.58%) Support Analyst
20 1302 (3.52%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20570 (55.64%) .NET
2 14173 (38.33%) ASP.NET
3 9672 (26.16%) HTML
4 7888 (21.33%) CSS
5 6390 (17.28%) ASP.NET MVC
6 5594 (15.13%) WCF
7 5546 (15.00%) jQuery
8 5249 (14.20%) XML
9 4857 (13.14%) .NET Framework
10 4644 (12.56%) Web Services
11 2785 (7.53%) WPF
12 2761 (7.47%) Ajax
13 2594 (7.02%) HTML5
14 2262 (6.12%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 1924 (5.20%) LINQ
16 1905 (5.15%) WinForms
17 1726 (4.67%) ASP.NET MVC 4
18 1400 (3.79%) SOAP
19 1373 (3.71%) NHibernate
20 1364 (3.69%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 2804 (7.58%) Analytical Skills
2 2411 (6.52%) Computer Science
3 1088 (2.94%) Clustering
4 1082 (2.93%) Enterprise Software
5 995 (2.69%) Replication
6 786 (2.13%) Management Information System
7 726 (1.96%) Mobile App
8 717 (1.94%) Mathematics
9 656 (1.77%) N-Tier
10 591 (1.60%) Inversion of Control
11 582 (1.57%) Client/Server
12 519 (1.40%) Open Source
13 493 (1.33%) User Experience
14 475 (1.28%) Hedge funds
15 353 (0.95%) Data Integration
16 347 (0.94%) Social Media
17 339 (0.92%) iPhone
18 324 (0.88%) Visualisation
19 299 (0.81%) Tandem
20 291 (0.79%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 9451 (25.56%) Windows
2 2703 (7.31%) Linux
3 2488 (6.73%) Windows Server 2008
4 1629 (4.41%) UNIX
5 1536 (4.15%) Windows Server 2003
6 1167 (3.16%) Windows Server 2012
7 923 (2.50%) Android
8 789 (2.13%) Windows 7
9 588 (1.59%) Apple iOS
10 435 (1.18%) Windows XP
11 411 (1.11%) Windows 8
12 398 (1.08%) Solaris
13 345 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 189 (0.51%) AIX
15 125 (0.34%) CentOS
16 122 (0.33%) Debian
17 102 (0.28%) Windows Vista
18 96 (0.26%) Windows Phone
19 83 (0.22%) Mac OS X
20 82 (0.22%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 10857 (29.36%) Agile Software Development
2 9586 (25.93%) MVC
3 5596 (15.14%) TDD
4 4967 (13.43%) Business Intelligence
5 4390 (11.87%) Scrum
6 4009 (10.84%) OO
7 2806 (7.59%) ETL
8 2654 (7.18%) Software Engineering
9 2582 (6.98%) E-Commerce
10 2149 (5.81%) Performance Tuning
11 2109 (5.70%) Web Development
12 2054 (5.56%) Web Application Development
13 2022 (5.47%) BDD
14 1928 (5.21%) ITIL
15 1878 (5.08%) Continuous Integration
16 1849 (5.00%) Unit Testing
17 1666 (4.51%) CRM
18 1650 (4.46%) Project Management
19 1609 (4.35%) Mentoring
20 1358 (3.67%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 18779 (50.79%) SQL
2 18628 (50.38%) C#
3 9697 (26.23%) JavaScript
4 6928 (18.74%) T-SQL
5 3677 (9.95%) VB.NET
6 3663 (9.91%) Java
7 1960 (5.30%) VB
8 1499 (4.05%) C++
9 1199 (3.24%) PHP
10 1024 (2.77%) PowerShell
11 924 (2.50%) VBA
12 884 (2.39%) PL/SQL
13 874 (2.36%) Ruby
14 601 (1.63%) Python
15 598 (1.62%) C
16 545 (1.47%) VB6
17 543 (1.47%) Perl
18 510 (1.38%) VBScript
19 387 (1.05%) Shell Script
20 244 (0.66%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 5038 (13.63%) Degree
2 2427 (6.56%) Microsoft Certification
3 824 (2.23%) MCSE
4 797 (2.16%) MCP
5 722 (1.95%) MCTS
6 572 (1.55%) MCSD
7 545 (1.47%) Security Cleared
8 516 (1.40%) MCITP
9 483 (1.31%) MCAD
10 360 (0.97%) Cisco Certification
11 344 (0.93%) MCSA
12 327 (0.88%) ISEB
13 311 (0.84%) SC Cleared
14 303 (0.82%) CCNA
15 224 (0.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 185 (0.50%) ITIL Certification
17 147 (0.40%) MCDBA
18 130 (0.35%) ISTQB
19 104 (0.28%) Citrix Certification
20 91 (0.25%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1394 (3.77%) QA
2 751 (2.03%) SLA
3 290 (0.78%) ISO 9001
4 117 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 102 (0.28%) PCI DSS
6 94 (0.25%) Data Quality
7 60 (0.16%) HL7
8 59 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 56 (0.15%) WAI
10 38 (0.10%) WCAG
11 27 (0.073%) EMIR
12 26 (0.070%) COBIT
13 25 (0.068%) ISO 8583
14 24 (0.065%) Dodd-Frank
15 20 (0.054%) Solvency II
15 20 (0.054%) GAMP
16 19 (0.051%) Basel II
17 16 (0.043%) UCITS
18 11 (0.030%) Basel III
19 8 (0.022%) COREP
System Software
1 2608 (7.05%) Active Directory
2 1659 (4.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 867 (2.34%) Hyper-V
4 457 (1.24%) vSphere
5 416 (1.13%) XenApp
6 375 (1.01%) VMware ESX
7 277 (0.75%) Oracle RAC
8 184 (0.50%) XenDesktop
9 168 (0.45%) Oracle RMAN
10 167 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
11 146 (0.39%) XenServer
12 116 (0.31%) Terminal Services
13 110 (0.30%) UAG
14 102 (0.28%) NFS
15 84 (0.23%) ISA Server
16 82 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
17 73 (0.20%) KVM
18 63 (0.17%) HDFS
19 53 (0.14%) Forefront TMG
19 53 (0.14%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 447 (1.21%) SCCM
2 287 (0.78%) SCOM
3 231 (0.62%) Puppet
4 210 (0.57%) HP Quality Center
5 197 (0.53%) Nagios
6 196 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
7 192 (0.52%) Data Guard
8 191 (0.52%) Backup Exec
9 132 (0.36%) WSUS
10 110 (0.30%) NetBackup
11 89 (0.24%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 85 (0.23%) Tivoli
13 73 (0.20%) Norton AntiVirus
14 70 (0.19%) OpenView
15 67 (0.18%) logstash
16 66 (0.18%) EMC NetWorker
17 65 (0.18%) SCVMM
18 59 (0.16%) Control-M
19 57 (0.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
19 57 (0.15%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 13037 (35.26%) Microsoft
2 6104 (16.51%) Oracle
3 2596 (7.02%) VMware
4 1200 (3.25%) Citrix
5 1187 (3.21%) Cisco
6 895 (2.42%) Business Objects
7 882 (2.39%) HP
8 782 (2.12%) IBM
9 669 (1.81%) SAP
10 656 (1.77%) Cognos
11 651 (1.76%) Sybase
12 646 (1.75%) Google
13 518 (1.40%) JBoss
14 481 (1.30%) NetApp
15 450 (1.22%) Facebook
16 443 (1.20%) Red Hat
17 380 (1.03%) Sitecore
18 353 (0.95%) Informatica
19 349 (0.94%) EMC
20 317 (0.86%) Dell
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Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum + Bonus + Pension
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Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum + 20% Comm. + Car Allowance
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Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + Bonus + Pension
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Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum basic + benefits
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Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum + excellent benefits
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Salary: £40000 to £100000 per annum - Excellent Benefits and Environment
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Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
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Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits
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FIRST POINT IT RESOURCING
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Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
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