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 6 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 11 6 7
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +1
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 12426 15910 17711
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 14.43% 15.98% 16.66%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 48.42% 49.81% 54.47%
Number of salaries quoted 11141 14022 15721
Median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +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 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%
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
25662 31941 32515
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 29.80% 32.08% 30.59%
Number of salaries quoted 22153 27174 27951
Median salary £50,000 £48,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%

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 6 December 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 6 December 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 -3 4282 £55,000 +4.76% 434
South East -4 2642 £42,500 - 322
North West 0 1291 £39,250 -1.87% 191
East of England -2 961 £45,000 +5.88% 118
Yorkshire -5 951 £40,000 - 113
West Midlands -2 866 £40,000 +6.66% 110
South West -7 758 £40,000 +3.89% 122
East Midlands 0 563 £40,000 +1.26% 92
North East -3 116 £40,000 +14.28% 10
SQL Server
UK

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 6 December 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 13905 (54.37%) .NET
2 13336 (52.15%) C#
3 12919 (50.52%) SQL
4 9540 (37.30%) Microsoft
5 9248 (36.16%) ASP.NET
6 8691 (33.98%) Agile Software Development
7 7923 (30.98%) MVC
8 7121 (27.84%) JavaScript
9 6366 (24.89%) HTML
10 5815 (22.74%) Windows
11 5524 (21.60%) CSS
12 5478 (21.42%) Finance
13 5418 (21.19%) ASP.NET MVC
14 4680 (18.30%) T-SQL
15 4482 (17.53%) TDD
16 4379 (17.12%) MS Excel
17 4290 (16.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 3968 (15.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 3660 (14.31%) .NET Framework
20 3632 (14.20%) jQuery
21 3614 (14.13%) WCF
22 3592 (14.05%) Business Intelligence
23 3585 (14.02%) Oracle
24 3448 (13.48%) SQL Server 2008
25 3318 (12.97%) Scrum
26 3181 (12.44%) SQL Server 2014
27 3156 (12.34%) AngularJS
28 3115 (12.18%) Degree
29 3034 (11.86%) Web Services
30 2935 (11.48%) ASP.NET Web API

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 2029 (7.93%) IIS
2 1699 (6.64%) SharePoint
3 1031 (4.03%) MS Exchange
4 834 (3.26%) CMS
5 643 (2.51%) Tomcat
6 618 (2.42%) Apache
7 512 (2.00%) BizTalk Server
8 478 (1.87%) WebSphere
9 430 (1.68%) Elasticsearch
9 430 (1.68%) JBoss
10 421 (1.65%) SharePoint 2013
11 405 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2010
12 332 (1.30%) WebLogic
13 318 (1.24%) Umbraco
14 243 (0.95%) SharePoint 2010
15 235 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2013
16 224 (0.88%) SAS
17 213 (0.83%) Skype for Business
18 201 (0.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
19 166 (0.65%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 4379 (17.12%) MS Excel
2 808 (3.16%) MS Office
3 131 (0.51%) MS PowerPoint
4 109 (0.43%) MS Visio
5 93 (0.36%) SPSS
6 92 (0.36%) Photoshop
7 56 (0.22%) MS Project
8 41 (0.16%) InfoPath
9 39 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
10 28 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
11 24 (0.094%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 24 (0.094%) Fireworks
12 14 (0.055%) InDesign
13 13 (0.051%) HipChat
14 6 (0.023%) EViews
14 6 (0.023%) InVision
14 6 (0.023%) OmniGraffle
15 5 (0.020%) GIMP
16 4 (0.016%) AutoCAD
16 4 (0.016%) MicroStation
Business Applications
1 467 (1.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 160 (0.63%) Dynamics AX
3 93 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
4 79 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
5 65 (0.25%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 54 (0.21%) Markit EDM
7 51 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
8 50 (0.20%) Visualfiles
9 49 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 40 (0.16%) Oracle Cash Management
11 38 (0.15%) Adobe Campaign
12 34 (0.13%) Unit4 Business World
13 33 (0.13%) BusinessWorks
14 31 (0.12%) FastStats
15 30 (0.12%) Magento
15 30 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
16 28 (0.11%) Cognos TM1
17 23 (0.090%) thinkFolio
18 22 (0.086%) SAP Business One
19 21 (0.082%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 2156 (8.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 1281 (5.01%) Amazon AWS
3 614 (2.40%) Office 365
4 539 (2.11%) SaaS
5 233 (0.91%) PaaS
6 191 (0.75%) IaaS
7 166 (0.65%) GitHub
8 138 (0.54%) Amazon EC2
9 130 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
10 77 (0.30%) Google Play
11 68 (0.27%) Amazon S3
12 63 (0.25%) Google Analytics
13 53 (0.21%) Google Cloud Platform
14 33 (0.13%) Sage Pay
15 29 (0.11%) Data Lake Analytics
16 27 (0.11%) AWS CloudFormation
17 25 (0.098%) Mimecast
18 24 (0.094%) Azure Active Directory
19 23 (0.090%) Amazon SQS
20 22 (0.086%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 997 (3.90%) Firewall
2 820 (3.21%) DNS
3 815 (3.19%) SAN
4 790 (3.09%) Internet
5 688 (2.69%) TCP/IP
6 573 (2.24%) LAN
7 568 (2.22%) WAN
8 493 (1.93%) DHCP
9 357 (1.40%) HTTP
10 354 (1.38%) VPN
11 321 (1.26%) Intranet
12 241 (0.94%) NAS
13 205 (0.80%) SSL
14 197 (0.77%) VoIP
15 161 (0.63%) Network Security
16 146 (0.57%) VLAN
17 133 (0.52%) Wireless
18 131 (0.51%) Skype
19 124 (0.48%) SMTP
20 123 (0.48%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4290 (16.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3968 (15.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3448 (13.48%) SQL Server 2008
4 3181 (12.44%) SQL Server 2014
5 2737 (10.70%) SQL Server 2012
6 2465 (9.64%) Data Warehouse
7 2111 (8.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2028 (7.93%) Relational Database
9 1972 (7.71%) MySQL
10 1558 (6.09%) NoSQL
11 1208 (4.72%) SQL Server 2005
12 915 (3.58%) MongoDB
13 866 (3.39%) RDBMS
14 775 (3.03%) Big Data
15 688 (2.69%) Oracle Database
16 615 (2.40%) Power BI
17 522 (2.04%) QlikView
18 503 (1.97%) Hadoop
19 451 (1.76%) BusinessObjects
20 429 (1.68%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2343 (9.16%) Visual Studio
2 2094 (8.19%) Team Foundation Server
3 1871 (7.32%) Git (software)
4 1157 (4.52%) NUnit
5 966 (3.78%) Subversion
6 759 (2.97%) JIRA
7 726 (2.84%) Rhino Mocks
8 575 (2.25%) Moq
9 548 (2.14%) TeamCity
10 485 (1.90%) Selenium
11 461 (1.80%) MSTest
12 354 (1.38%) Jenkins
13 292 (1.14%) Octopus Deploy
14 289 (1.13%) SpecFlow
15 248 (0.97%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
16 156 (0.61%) JUnit
17 151 (0.59%) Maven
18 132 (0.52%) MSBuild
19 131 (0.51%) Eclipse
20 99 (0.39%) gulp
General
1 5478 (21.42%) Finance
2 1495 (5.85%) Banking
3 970 (3.79%) Marketing
4 938 (3.67%) Retail
5 679 (2.66%) Games
6 591 (2.31%) Legal
7 536 (2.10%) Advertising
8 528 (2.06%) Telecoms
9 354 (1.38%) Back Office
10 333 (1.30%) Law
11 312 (1.22%) Manufacturing
12 306 (1.20%) Investment Banking
13 302 (1.18%) Front Office
14 193 (0.75%) Publishing
15 159 (0.62%) Financial Institution
16 150 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
17 123 (0.48%) Music Industry
18 106 (0.41%) Automotive
19 102 (0.40%) Electronics
20 82 (0.32%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 14829 (57.98%) Developer
2 8079 (31.59%) .NET Developer
3 6230 (24.36%) C# Developer
4 4742 (18.54%) C# .NET Developer
5 3134 (12.25%) SQL Developer
6 2778 (10.86%) ASP.NET Developer
7 2660 (10.40%) Analyst
8 2436 (9.53%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 2194 (8.58%) Senior Developer
10 1857 (7.26%) DBA
11 1846 (7.22%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
12 1778 (6.95%) Software Developer
13 1499 (5.86%) SQL DBA
14 1244 (4.86%) .NET Software Developer
15 1169 (4.57%) Applications Support
16 1157 (4.52%) Senior .NET Developer
17 1077 (4.21%) C# Software Developer
18 1073 (4.20%) Administrator
19 1057 (4.13%) SQL Server Developer
20 1047 (4.09%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13905 (54.37%) .NET
2 9248 (36.16%) ASP.NET
3 6366 (24.89%) HTML
4 5524 (21.60%) CSS
5 5418 (21.19%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3660 (14.31%) .NET Framework
7 3632 (14.20%) jQuery
8 3614 (14.13%) WCF
9 3156 (12.34%) AngularJS
10 3034 (11.86%) Web Services
11 2935 (11.48%) ASP.NET Web API
12 2387 (9.33%) XML
13 2320 (9.07%) HTML5
14 2284 (8.93%) ASP.NET MVC 5
15 2219 (8.68%) Entity Framework
16 1710 (6.69%) WPF
17 1565 (6.12%) RESTful
18 1444 (5.65%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 1320 (5.16%) Node.js
20 1289 (5.04%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 1992 (7.79%) Analytical Skills
2 1679 (6.57%) Computer Science
3 862 (3.37%) Enterprise Software
4 739 (2.89%) Clustering
5 657 (2.57%) Replication
6 613 (2.40%) Mobile App
7 586 (2.29%) Management Information System
8 530 (2.07%) User Experience
9 457 (1.79%) Inversion of Control
10 450 (1.76%) Data Centre
11 448 (1.75%) Mathematics
12 375 (1.47%) Visualisation
13 322 (1.26%) iPad
14 303 (1.18%) Data Integration
15 299 (1.17%) Client/Server
16 264 (1.03%) Fintech
17 233 (0.91%) Hedge funds
18 232 (0.91%) Statistics
19 209 (0.82%) N-Tier
20 185 (0.72%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 5815 (22.74%) Windows
2 2636 (10.31%) Windows Server
3 1941 (7.59%) Linux
4 1258 (4.92%) Windows Server 2008
5 1194 (4.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 864 (3.38%) Unix
7 555 (2.17%) Windows Server 2003
8 474 (1.85%) Android
9 429 (1.68%) Windows 7
10 395 (1.54%) Apple iOS
11 286 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 220 (0.86%) Windows 8
13 183 (0.72%) Solaris
14 177 (0.69%) Windows 10
15 109 (0.43%) CentOS
16 100 (0.39%) Windows XP
17 97 (0.38%) Ubuntu
18 69 (0.27%) Mac OS X
19 63 (0.25%) AIX
20 54 (0.21%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 8691 (33.98%) Agile Software Development
2 7923 (30.98%) MVC
3 4482 (17.53%) TDD
4 3592 (14.05%) Business Intelligence
5 3318 (12.97%) Scrum
6 2548 (9.96%) Web Development
7 2186 (8.55%) OO
8 2168 (8.48%) ETL
9 2044 (7.99%) BDD
10 1958 (7.66%) Web Application Development
11 1832 (7.16%) SDLC
12 1800 (7.04%) Software Engineering
13 1589 (6.21%) ITIL
14 1510 (5.90%) Continuous Integration
15 1369 (5.35%) Performance Tuning
16 1254 (4.90%) Unit Testing
17 1203 (4.70%) Mentoring
18 1179 (4.61%) CRM
19 1120 (4.38%) Analytics
20 1048 (4.10%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 13336 (52.15%) C#
2 12919 (50.52%) SQL
3 7121 (27.84%) JavaScript
4 4680 (18.30%) T-SQL
5 2162 (8.45%) Java
6 1729 (6.76%) VB.NET
7 1456 (5.69%) PowerShell
8 920 (3.60%) Ruby
9 838 (3.28%) VB
10 775 (3.03%) Python
11 672 (2.63%) PHP
12 536 (2.10%) C++
13 528 (2.06%) VBA
14 435 (1.70%) PL/SQL
15 347 (1.36%) Perl
16 328 (1.28%) C
17 268 (1.05%) Bash Shell
18 246 (0.96%) VBScript
19 228 (0.89%) TypeScript
20 208 (0.81%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3115 (12.18%) Degree
2 1329 (5.20%) Microsoft Certification
3 511 (2.00%) Security Cleared
4 468 (1.83%) MCSE
5 319 (1.25%) SC Cleared
6 279 (1.09%) MCSA
7 240 (0.94%) Cisco Certification
8 232 (0.91%) MCITP
9 212 (0.83%) CCNA
10 198 (0.77%) ISEB
11 184 (0.72%) MCP
12 164 (0.64%) PMI Certification
13 161 (0.63%) MCTS
14 143 (0.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 129 (0.50%) ISTQB
16 116 (0.45%) CISSP
17 93 (0.36%) ITIL Certification
18 88 (0.34%) DV Cleared
19 87 (0.34%) MCSD
20 82 (0.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 838 (3.28%) QA
2 618 (2.42%) SLA
3 306 (1.20%) Data Quality
4 179 (0.70%) PCI DSS
5 133 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 47 (0.18%) HL7
7 43 (0.17%) ISO 9001
8 32 (0.13%) MiFID
9 27 (0.11%) DICOM
10 24 (0.094%) WAI
11 20 (0.078%) COBIT
11 20 (0.078%) GAMP
12 19 (0.074%) WCAG
13 18 (0.070%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 14 (0.055%) SDET
15 13 (0.051%) Dodd-Frank
16 10 (0.039%) SSAE 16
17 9 (0.035%) ISO 9000
18 7 (0.027%) ISAE 3402
19 6 (0.023%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 2106 (8.23%) Active Directory
2 1250 (4.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 773 (3.02%) Hyper-V
4 390 (1.52%) vSphere
5 276 (1.08%) XenApp
6 234 (0.91%) Oracle RAC
7 213 (0.83%) Docker
8 195 (0.76%) Virtual Machines
9 153 (0.60%) Virtual Servers
9 153 (0.60%) VMware ESX
10 134 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
11 119 (0.47%) XenDesktop
12 88 (0.34%) Terminal Services
13 79 (0.31%) NFS
14 56 (0.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 55 (0.22%) vCloud
15 55 (0.22%) Xen
16 52 (0.20%) KVM
17 44 (0.17%) HDFS
17 44 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 410 (1.60%) Puppet
2 364 (1.42%) SCCM
3 300 (1.17%) Opscode Chef
4 228 (0.89%) SCOM
5 162 (0.63%) Ansible
6 151 (0.59%) Microsoft Clustering
7 138 (0.54%) Kibana
8 136 (0.53%) Nagios
9 128 (0.50%) Data Guard
10 121 (0.47%) WSUS
11 99 (0.39%) NetBackup
12 94 (0.37%) Oracle RMAN
13 88 (0.34%) SCVMM
14 85 (0.33%) Norton AntiVirus
15 77 (0.30%) Salt
16 69 (0.27%) Failover Clustering
16 69 (0.27%) logstash
17 67 (0.26%) Backup Exec
17 67 (0.26%) Perfmon
18 55 (0.22%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9540 (37.30%) Microsoft
2 3585 (14.02%) Oracle
3 1904 (7.45%) VMware
4 847 (3.31%) Cisco
5 773 (3.02%) Citrix
6 732 (2.86%) Tableau
7 587 (2.30%) HP
8 500 (1.96%) IBM
9 466 (1.82%) Google
10 460 (1.80%) SAP
11 393 (1.54%) Cognos
12 358 (1.40%) Sybase
13 295 (1.15%) Red Hat
14 288 (1.13%) NetApp
15 274 (1.07%) EMC
16 263 (1.03%) Facebook
17 260 (1.02%) Sitecore
18 237 (0.93%) Informatica
19 217 (0.85%) EPiServer
20 197 (0.77%) Xamarin
London
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Generous benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Up to 40k + Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Alcester, Warwickshire
Oscar
Salary: £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Oscar
Posted: 7 hours ago
Gatwick, West Sussex
Corriculo
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum + Pension, Life Assurance, Medical
Posted: 5 hours ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
JP Morgan
Salary: From £0 to £0 per annum Competative Salary + Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Essex
Premier IT
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Hinckley, Leicestershire
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Leicestershire
Oscar
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30-45k+Bens
Posted: 5 hours ago
Richmond, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000-65,000
Posted: 2 hours ago
Surrey
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Employ Solutions
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Modis International
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £30k - 35k per year + Bonus, Pension,Holidays, Discounts and more!
Posted: 3 hours ago
Farnham, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30-40k+Bens
Posted: 5 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum + benefits and bonus
Posted: 3 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Premier IT
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Actis Recruitment.
Salary: From £27,000 to £35,000 per annum + benefits inc pension & share optio
Posted: 47 minutes ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
EMBS Ltd
Salary: £40k - 50k per year + benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Chichester, West Sussex
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 1 hour ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: Full Benefits Package
Posted: 2 hours ago
Burnley, Lancashire
Michael Page International
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Jagger Talent
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum Upto 60K + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Oscar
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Fleet, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30-40k+Bens
Posted: 5 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45-50k+Bens
Posted: 5 hours ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Michael Bailey Associates
Salary: competitive
Posted: 6 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Computer People
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + 25 days, pension, healthcare
Posted: 3 hours ago