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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 28 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 12 5 6
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +1
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 13442 17513 19259
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 14.64% 17.08% 17.50%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 49.34% 53.55% 54.50%
Number of salaries quoted 11955 15445 17105
Median salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.52% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
- +1.26%
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
27241 32706 35335
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 29.68% 31.89% 32.10%
Number of salaries quoted 23521 27811 30454
Median salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

SQL Server
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of job ads across the England region citing SQL Server as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 28 July 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server within the England region over the 3 months to 28 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -5 4769 £53,000 +0.95% 475
South East -3 3208 £42,500 - 318
North West -2 1124 £39,500 -1.25% 237
Yorkshire -4 973 £40,000 +3.89% 140
East of England -9 891 £42,500 - 111
West Midlands -8 859 £37,500 - 142
South West -2 833 £37,500 - 125
East Midlands 0 631 £40,000 +6.66% 90
North East +3 177 £37,500 - 31
Midlands -5 3 £45,000 -18.18% 4
SQL Server
UK

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 July 2016, IT jobs citing SQL Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 14873 (52.95%) .NET
2 14481 (51.56%) SQL
3 14015 (49.90%) C#
4 10601 (37.74%) Microsoft
5 9828 (34.99%) ASP.NET
6 9233 (32.87%) Agile Software Development
7 8516 (30.32%) MVC
8 8026 (28.57%) JavaScript
9 6845 (24.37%) HTML
10 6412 (22.83%) Finance
11 6406 (22.81%) Windows
12 5963 (21.23%) CSS
13 5747 (20.46%) ASP.NET MVC
14 5047 (17.97%) MS Excel
15 4975 (17.71%) T-SQL
16 4742 (16.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 4741 (16.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 4520 (16.09%) Oracle
19 4506 (16.04%) TDD
20 4285 (15.26%) jQuery
21 4133 (14.71%) SQL Server 2008
22 4046 (14.40%) Business Intelligence
23 3926 (13.98%) WCF
24 3829 (13.63%) Degree
25 3660 (13.03%) .NET Framework
26 3535 (12.59%) Scrum
27 3381 (12.04%) Web Services
28 3270 (11.64%) SQL Server 2014
29 3090 (11.00%) SQL Server 2012
30 2988 (10.64%) XML

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2171 (7.73%) IIS
2 1978 (7.04%) SharePoint
3 1120 (3.99%) MS Exchange
4 795 (2.83%) CMS
5 726 (2.58%) Tomcat
6 725 (2.58%) Apache
7 517 (1.84%) BizTalk Server
8 492 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2010
9 478 (1.70%) WebSphere
10 469 (1.67%) JBoss
11 439 (1.56%) SharePoint 2013
12 366 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2013
13 348 (1.24%) Umbraco
14 317 (1.13%) WebLogic
15 301 (1.07%) SharePoint 2010
16 299 (1.06%) Elasticsearch
17 281 (1.00%) Skype for Business
18 256 (0.91%) SAS
19 191 (0.68%) Sitecore CMS
20 180 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 5047 (17.97%) MS Excel
2 1116 (3.97%) MS Office
3 151 (0.54%) MS PowerPoint
4 147 (0.52%) MS Visio
5 105 (0.37%) MS Project
6 89 (0.32%) SPSS
7 88 (0.31%) Photoshop
8 49 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
9 31 (0.11%) InfoPath
10 20 (0.071%) Fireworks
11 19 (0.068%) Adobe Illustrator
12 18 (0.064%) HipChat
13 7 (0.025%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 5 (0.018%) 3ds Max
14 5 (0.018%) Gephi
14 5 (0.018%) InDesign
15 4 (0.014%) AutoCAD
15 4 (0.014%) Weka
16 3 (0.011%) GIMP
16 3 (0.011%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 678 (2.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 155 (0.55%) Dynamics AX
3 121 (0.43%) Dynamics NAV
4 101 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
5 87 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 74 (0.26%) Markit EDM
7 67 (0.24%) SAP Business One
8 59 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
9 58 (0.21%) Magento
10 46 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
11 44 (0.16%) Cognos Business Intelligence
12 38 (0.14%) thinkFolio
12 38 (0.14%) Visualfiles
13 33 (0.12%) Oracle BPM
14 31 (0.11%) Adobe Campaign
15 30 (0.11%) Infor M3
16 29 (0.10%) Dynamics GP
16 29 (0.10%) FastStats
17 24 (0.085%) Cognos TM1
17 24 (0.085%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 1752 (6.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 1156 (4.12%) Amazon AWS
3 692 (2.46%) Office 365
4 595 (2.12%) SaaS
5 220 (0.78%) GitHub
6 181 (0.64%) PaaS
7 154 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
8 152 (0.54%) IaaS
9 138 (0.49%) Amazon EC2
10 88 (0.31%) Google Play
11 59 (0.21%) Amazon S3
12 55 (0.20%) Google Analytics
13 50 (0.18%) Sage Pay
14 41 (0.15%) Force.com
14 41 (0.15%) OneDrive
15 39 (0.14%) Google Cloud Platform
16 29 (0.10%) Mimecast
17 22 (0.078%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 19 (0.068%) AWS Lambda
18 19 (0.068%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 1122 (3.99%) Firewall
2 1059 (3.77%) SAN
3 836 (2.98%) DNS
4 804 (2.86%) Internet
5 777 (2.77%) TCP/IP
6 614 (2.19%) WAN
7 603 (2.15%) LAN
8 563 (2.00%) DHCP
9 422 (1.50%) VPN
10 391 (1.39%) HTTP
11 376 (1.34%) NAS
12 309 (1.10%) Intranet
13 225 (0.80%) VLAN
14 201 (0.72%) LDAP
15 197 (0.70%) SSL
15 197 (0.70%) VoIP
16 170 (0.61%) SMTP
17 167 (0.59%) Wireless
18 146 (0.52%) Network Security
19 145 (0.52%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4742 (16.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4741 (16.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4133 (14.71%) SQL Server 2008
4 3270 (11.64%) SQL Server 2014
5 3090 (11.00%) SQL Server 2012
6 2758 (9.82%) Data Warehouse
7 2413 (8.59%) Relational Database
8 2257 (8.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2000 (7.12%) MySQL
10 1438 (5.12%) NoSQL
11 1374 (4.89%) SQL Server 2005
12 957 (3.41%) RDBMS
13 829 (2.95%) Oracle Database
14 790 (2.81%) Big Data
15 643 (2.29%) BusinessObjects
16 631 (2.25%) MongoDB
17 621 (2.21%) QlikView
18 562 (2.00%) PostgreSQL
19 513 (1.83%) Hadoop
20 485 (1.73%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 2533 (9.02%) Visual Studio
2 2312 (8.23%) Team Foundation Server
3 1879 (6.69%) Git (software)
4 1344 (4.78%) NUnit
5 1100 (3.92%) Subversion
6 856 (3.05%) Rhino Mocks
7 759 (2.70%) JIRA
8 663 (2.36%) Moq
9 604 (2.15%) TeamCity
10 576 (2.05%) Selenium
11 444 (1.58%) MSTest
12 442 (1.57%) Jenkins
13 367 (1.31%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 280 (1.00%) JUnit
15 249 (0.89%) Octopus Deploy
16 211 (0.75%) Maven
17 162 (0.58%) SpecFlow
18 160 (0.57%) Cucumber
19 158 (0.56%) Eclipse
20 144 (0.51%) MSBuild
General
1 6412 (22.83%) Finance
2 1578 (5.62%) Banking
3 1111 (3.96%) Marketing
4 1044 (3.72%) Retail
5 698 (2.49%) Games
6 653 (2.32%) Telecoms
7 605 (2.15%) Legal
8 515 (1.83%) Advertising
9 448 (1.59%) Law
10 427 (1.52%) Back Office
11 423 (1.51%) Front Office
12 402 (1.43%) Investment Banking
13 350 (1.25%) Manufacturing
14 230 (0.82%) Publishing
15 215 (0.77%) Financial Institution
16 132 (0.47%) Electronics
17 129 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
18 104 (0.37%) Automotive
19 84 (0.30%) Billing
20 77 (0.27%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 16256 (57.88%) Developer
2 8567 (30.50%) .NET Developer
3 6881 (24.50%) C# Developer
4 5163 (18.38%) C# .NET Developer
5 3734 (13.29%) SQL Developer
6 3195 (11.37%) ASP.NET Developer
7 3145 (11.20%) Analyst
8 2784 (9.91%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 2274 (8.10%) Senior Developer
10 2145 (7.64%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 1904 (6.78%) DBA
12 1897 (6.75%) Software Developer
13 1512 (5.38%) SQL DBA
14 1373 (4.89%) SQL Server Developer
15 1343 (4.78%) .NET Software Developer
16 1324 (4.71%) Applications Support
17 1310 (4.66%) C# Software Developer
18 1223 (4.35%) Business Intelligence Developer
19 1214 (4.32%) Administrator
20 1193 (4.25%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14873 (52.95%) .NET
2 9828 (34.99%) ASP.NET
3 6845 (24.37%) HTML
4 5963 (21.23%) CSS
5 5747 (20.46%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4285 (15.26%) jQuery
7 3926 (13.98%) WCF
8 3660 (13.03%) .NET Framework
9 3381 (12.04%) Web Services
10 2988 (10.64%) XML
11 2972 (10.58%) AngularJS
12 2842 (10.12%) ASP.NET Web API
13 2291 (8.16%) HTML5
14 2277 (8.11%) ASP.NET MVC 5
15 2039 (7.26%) Entity Framework
16 1893 (6.74%) WPF
17 1536 (5.47%) Ajax
18 1453 (5.17%) RESTful
19 1267 (4.51%) KnockoutJS
20 1265 (4.50%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 2340 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2110 (7.51%) Computer Science
3 811 (2.89%) Enterprise Software
4 768 (2.73%) Clustering
5 745 (2.65%) Replication
6 738 (2.63%) Management Information System
7 594 (2.11%) Mobile App
8 580 (2.06%) Mathematics
9 524 (1.87%) Visualisation
10 514 (1.83%) Inversion of Control
11 483 (1.72%) User Experience
12 461 (1.64%) Hedge funds
13 446 (1.59%) Data Centre
14 428 (1.52%) Data Integration
15 372 (1.32%) iPad
16 349 (1.24%) Client/Server
17 297 (1.06%) N-Tier
18 268 (0.95%) Fintech
19 261 (0.93%) Driving Licence
20 230 (0.82%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 6406 (22.81%) Windows
2 2837 (10.10%) Windows Server
3 2212 (7.88%) Linux
4 1474 (5.25%) Windows Server 2008
5 1263 (4.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 1080 (3.85%) Unix
7 719 (2.56%) Windows Server 2003
8 584 (2.08%) Windows 7
9 509 (1.81%) Android
10 402 (1.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 322 (1.15%) Apple iOS
12 277 (0.99%) Windows 8
13 225 (0.80%) Windows 10
14 185 (0.66%) Solaris
15 134 (0.48%) CentOS
16 126 (0.45%) Windows XP
17 124 (0.44%) Ubuntu
18 88 (0.31%) AIX
18 88 (0.31%) Mac OS X
19 85 (0.30%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 9233 (32.87%) Agile Software Development
2 8516 (30.32%) MVC
3 4506 (16.04%) TDD
4 4046 (14.40%) Business Intelligence
5 3535 (12.59%) Scrum
6 2762 (9.83%) Web Development
7 2498 (8.89%) OO
8 2455 (8.74%) ETL
9 2075 (7.39%) BDD
10 2000 (7.12%) Software Engineering
11 1991 (7.09%) Web Application Development
12 1984 (7.06%) SDLC
13 1788 (6.37%) ITIL
14 1756 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
15 1506 (5.36%) Performance Tuning
16 1503 (5.35%) Project Management
17 1458 (5.19%) CRM
18 1369 (4.87%) Unit Testing
19 1282 (4.56%) Mentoring
20 1260 (4.49%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 14481 (51.56%) SQL
2 14015 (49.90%) C#
3 8026 (28.57%) JavaScript
4 4975 (17.71%) T-SQL
5 2517 (8.96%) Java
6 2042 (7.27%) VB.NET
7 1419 (5.05%) PowerShell
8 1065 (3.79%) VB
9 925 (3.29%) Ruby
10 836 (2.98%) Python
11 815 (2.90%) PHP
12 764 (2.72%) C++
13 654 (2.33%) PL/SQL
14 594 (2.11%) VBA
15 419 (1.49%) Perl
16 367 (1.31%) C
17 324 (1.15%) VBScript
18 271 (0.96%) Bash Shell
19 222 (0.79%) Shell Script
20 208 (0.74%) XPath
Qualifications
1 3829 (13.63%) Degree
2 1424 (5.07%) Microsoft Certification
3 554 (1.97%) Security Cleared
4 499 (1.78%) MCSE
5 337 (1.20%) SC Cleared
6 285 (1.01%) MCSA
7 256 (0.91%) ISEB
8 236 (0.84%) MCITP
9 210 (0.75%) Cisco Certification
10 206 (0.73%) MCTS
11 201 (0.72%) MCP
12 162 (0.58%) CCNA
13 158 (0.56%) PMI Certification
14 151 (0.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 145 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
16 117 (0.42%) MCSD
17 113 (0.40%) ISTQB
18 101 (0.36%) PMP
19 100 (0.36%) DV Cleared
20 91 (0.32%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 977 (3.48%) QA
2 704 (2.51%) SLA
3 450 (1.60%) Data Quality
4 106 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 98 (0.35%) PCI DSS
6 64 (0.23%) ISO 9001
7 59 (0.21%) MiFID
8 35 (0.12%) HL7
9 30 (0.11%) COBIT
10 27 (0.096%) GAMP
11 23 (0.082%) DICOM
12 20 (0.071%) Solvency II
13 19 (0.068%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 14 (0.050%) WAI
15 11 (0.039%) FATCA
16 9 (0.032%) SSAE 16
17 8 (0.028%) EMIR
18 7 (0.025%) ISO 14001
18 7 (0.025%) ISO 9000
18 7 (0.025%) SDET
System Software
1 2272 (8.09%) Active Directory
2 1300 (4.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 737 (2.62%) Hyper-V
4 357 (1.27%) vSphere
5 328 (1.17%) XenApp
6 315 (1.12%) Oracle RAC
7 218 (0.78%) Virtual Machines
8 178 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
9 169 (0.60%) XenDesktop
10 137 (0.49%) Docker
11 122 (0.43%) Terminal Services
12 119 (0.42%) VMware ESX
13 103 (0.37%) Virtual Servers
14 100 (0.36%) HDFS
15 76 (0.27%) NFS
16 65 (0.23%) Apache Flume
17 58 (0.21%) Xen
18 53 (0.19%) XenServer
19 51 (0.18%) Terminal Server
20 48 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 395 (1.41%) Puppet
2 384 (1.37%) SCCM
3 278 (0.99%) Opscode Chef
4 245 (0.87%) SCOM
5 163 (0.58%) Data Guard
6 151 (0.54%) Nagios
7 144 (0.51%) Backup Exec
8 143 (0.51%) Microsoft Clustering
9 130 (0.46%) Ansible
9 130 (0.46%) Oracle RMAN
9 130 (0.46%) WSUS
10 111 (0.40%) NetBackup
11 110 (0.39%) SCVMM
12 85 (0.30%) Kibana
13 84 (0.30%) OpenAM
14 73 (0.26%) Norton AntiVirus
15 70 (0.25%) Salt
16 65 (0.23%) Hadoop YARN
17 59 (0.21%) Oozie
18 58 (0.21%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 10601 (37.74%) Microsoft
2 4520 (16.09%) Oracle
3 2003 (7.13%) VMware
4 970 (3.45%) Cisco
5 805 (2.87%) Citrix
6 692 (2.46%) Tableau
7 653 (2.32%) HP
8 621 (2.21%) SAP
9 591 (2.10%) IBM
10 497 (1.77%) Google
11 381 (1.36%) Red Hat
12 350 (1.25%) NetApp
13 327 (1.16%) Cognos
14 324 (1.15%) Sybase
15 294 (1.05%) Informatica
16 281 (1.00%) Facebook
17 271 (0.96%) Sitecore
18 248 (0.88%) EMC
19 245 (0.87%) Apple
20 226 (0.80%) Veeam
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