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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 5 5 5
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 18206 17351 19793
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 16.75% 17.43% 17.95%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 54.16% 55.42% 57.50%
Number of salaries quoted 15939 15587 18033
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 £39,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
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
33614 31310 34424
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 30.93% 31.46% 31.21%
Number of salaries quoted 28634 27331 30535
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 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,750
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 +3 6978 £50,000 - 715
South East -2 3888 £40,000 - 343
North West 0 1569 £37,500 +7.14% 283
East of England -2 1332 £40,750 +8.66% 151
Yorkshire -2 1329 £35,000 +7.69% 198
South West -1 1132 £36,000 +2.85% 130
West Midlands +1 1112 £36,500 -2.66% 140
East Midlands -1 767 £37,500 +7.14% 93
North East -3 123 £35,000 +4.47% 46
Midlands -3 11 £47,500 +7.95% 1
SQL Server
UK

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 20640 (55.94%) .NET
2 18837 (51.05%) SQL
3 18664 (50.59%) C#
4 14182 (38.44%) ASP.NET
5 13116 (35.55%) Microsoft
6 9642 (26.13%) JavaScript
7 9528 (25.82%) HTML
8 9478 (25.69%) MVC
9 9446 (25.60%) Windows
10 7805 (21.15%) CSS
11 7635 (20.69%) SQL Server 2008
12 7515 (20.37%) Finance
13 7155 (19.39%) MS Excel
14 7009 (19.00%) T-SQL
15 6345 (17.20%) ASP.NET MVC
16 6087 (16.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 6084 (16.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 6045 (16.38%) Oracle
19 5649 (15.31%) WCF
20 5586 (15.14%) TDD
21 5552 (15.05%) jQuery
22 5282 (14.32%) XML
23 5055 (13.70%) Degree
24 4912 (13.31%) Business Intelligence
25 4843 (13.13%) .NET Framework
26 4817 (13.06%) Agile Software Development
27 4661 (12.63%) Web Services
28 4371 (11.85%) Scrum
29 4326 (11.72%) SQL Server 2012
30 3992 (10.82%) OO

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 3455 (9.36%) SharePoint
2 3168 (8.59%) IIS
3 1565 (4.24%) MS Exchange
4 1061 (2.88%) CMS
5 867 (2.35%) BizTalk Server
6 826 (2.24%) Apache
7 727 (1.97%) Node.js
8 712 (1.93%) Exchange Server 2010
9 704 (1.91%) Tomcat
10 695 (1.88%) SharePoint 2010
11 635 (1.72%) SharePoint 2013
12 498 (1.35%) WebSphere
13 478 (1.30%) Umbraco
14 413 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2007
15 349 (0.95%) WebLogic
16 296 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2013
17 288 (0.78%) SharePoint Server
18 284 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2003
19 281 (0.76%) Lync
20 237 (0.64%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 7155 (19.39%) MS Excel
2 1467 (3.98%) MS Office
3 191 (0.52%) MS PowerPoint
4 181 (0.49%) MS Visio
5 165 (0.45%) Photoshop
6 140 (0.38%) InfoPath
7 139 (0.38%) PowerPivot
8 111 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
9 110 (0.30%) MS Project
10 71 (0.19%) SPSS
11 51 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
12 49 (0.13%) FastStats
13 42 (0.11%) Fireworks
14 11 (0.030%) S-PLUS
15 10 (0.027%) Mingle
16 7 (0.019%) LaTeX
16 7 (0.019%) Stata
16 7 (0.019%) Acrobat
17 6 (0.016%) InDesign
17 6 (0.016%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 791 (2.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 217 (0.59%) Dynamics AX
3 198 (0.54%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 192 (0.52%) Dynamics NAV
5 122 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
6 108 (0.29%) Magento
7 100 (0.27%) Dynamics GP
8 87 (0.24%) Fredhopper
9 85 (0.23%) Cognos TM1
10 82 (0.22%) Oracle Applications
11 79 (0.21%) Markit EDM
12 76 (0.21%) Google Analytics
13 62 (0.17%) Oracle EBS R12
14 49 (0.13%) Oracle BPM
15 47 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
16 46 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
17 43 (0.12%) Agresso
18 42 (0.11%) Oracle General Ledger
19 39 (0.11%) Sage 200
20 36 (0.098%) HFM
Cloud Services
1 803 (2.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 616 (1.67%) SaaS
3 428 (1.16%) Amazon AWS
4 260 (0.70%) Office 365
5 190 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
6 175 (0.47%) GitHub
7 111 (0.30%) IaaS
8 102 (0.28%) PaaS
9 95 (0.26%) Amazon EC2
10 57 (0.15%) Amazon S3
10 57 (0.15%) Trello
11 24 (0.065%) Amazon SQS
12 22 (0.060%) Force.com
13 15 (0.041%) Heroku
14 14 (0.038%) Rackspace Cloud
15 10 (0.027%) Google Apps
15 10 (0.027%) Amazon ELB
16 7 (0.019%) Pure360
16 7 (0.019%) Basecamp
16 7 (0.019%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 1421 (3.85%) Internet
2 1389 (3.76%) SAN
3 1205 (3.27%) Firewall
4 1053 (2.85%) TCP/IP
4 1053 (2.85%) DNS
5 756 (2.05%) LAN
6 735 (1.99%) WAN
7 665 (1.80%) DHCP
8 510 (1.38%) VPN
9 485 (1.31%) HTTP
10 440 (1.19%) Intranet
11 388 (1.05%) NAS
12 242 (0.66%) VoIP
13 238 (0.65%) FTP
14 211 (0.57%) LDAP
15 199 (0.54%) Network Security
16 191 (0.52%) VLAN
17 184 (0.50%) SMTP
18 179 (0.49%) SSL
19 176 (0.48%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7635 (20.69%) SQL Server 2008
2 6087 (16.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6084 (16.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4326 (11.72%) SQL Server 2012
5 3695 (10.01%) SQL Server 2005
6 3397 (9.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3344 (9.06%) Data Warehouse
8 2963 (8.03%) Relational Database
9 2425 (6.57%) MySQL
10 1439 (3.90%) RDBMS
11 1323 (3.59%) Oracle Database
12 958 (2.60%) OLAP
13 954 (2.59%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 814 (2.21%) NoSQL
15 745 (2.02%) Crystal Reports
16 680 (1.84%) SQL Server 2000
17 604 (1.64%) DB2
18 573 (1.55%) Big Data
19 517 (1.40%) QlikView
20 483 (1.31%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 3662 (9.93%) Visual Studio
2 2254 (6.11%) Team Foundation Server
3 2177 (5.90%) NUnit
4 1545 (4.19%) Subversion
5 1410 (3.82%) Rhino Mocks
6 1231 (3.34%) Git (software)
7 989 (2.68%) Moq
8 656 (1.78%) MSTest
9 631 (1.71%) TeamCity
10 562 (1.52%) JIRA
11 545 (1.48%) Selenium
12 499 (1.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 397 (1.08%) SpecFlow
14 395 (1.07%) Eclipse
15 330 (0.89%) ReSharper
16 321 (0.87%) Jenkins
17 314 (0.85%) Maven
18 292 (0.79%) Cucumber
19 283 (0.77%) JUnit
20 246 (0.67%) Ant
General
1 7515 (20.37%) Finance
2 1894 (5.13%) Banking
3 1410 (3.82%) Retail
4 1362 (3.69%) Marketing
5 766 (2.08%) Telecoms
6 761 (2.06%) Games
7 748 (2.03%) Advertising
8 626 (1.70%) Front Office
9 625 (1.69%) Investment Banking
10 552 (1.50%) Law
11 543 (1.47%) Legal
12 519 (1.41%) Back Office
13 336 (0.91%) Manufacturing
14 322 (0.87%) Publishing
15 228 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
16 221 (0.60%) Financial Institution
17 201 (0.54%) Automotive
18 162 (0.44%) Billing
19 144 (0.39%) French Language
20 112 (0.30%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 21434 (58.09%) Developer
2 8762 (23.75%) .NET Developer
3 5780 (15.67%) C# Developer
4 4267 (11.56%) Analyst
5 3878 (10.51%) C# .NET Developer
6 3344 (9.06%) Senior Developer
7 2506 (6.79%) Software Developer
8 2423 (6.57%) DBA
9 2376 (6.44%) ASP.NET Developer
10 2192 (5.94%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 1981 (5.37%) SQL Developer
12 1899 (5.15%) Web Developer
13 1726 (4.68%) SQL DBA
14 1587 (4.30%) Administrator
15 1429 (3.87%) Architect
16 1409 (3.82%) Consultant
17 1357 (3.68%) Senior .NET Developer
18 1302 (3.53%) Support Analyst
19 1290 (3.50%) Applications Support
20 1252 (3.39%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20640 (55.94%) .NET
2 14182 (38.44%) ASP.NET
3 9528 (25.82%) HTML
4 7805 (21.15%) CSS
5 6345 (17.20%) ASP.NET MVC
6 5649 (15.31%) WCF
7 5552 (15.05%) jQuery
8 5282 (14.32%) XML
9 4843 (13.13%) .NET Framework
10 4661 (12.63%) Web Services
11 2864 (7.76%) WPF
12 2813 (7.62%) Ajax
13 2513 (6.81%) HTML5
14 2240 (6.07%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 1991 (5.40%) WinForms
16 1944 (5.27%) LINQ
17 1894 (5.13%) ASP.NET MVC 4
18 1415 (3.84%) SOAP
19 1377 (3.73%) NHibernate
20 1355 (3.67%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 2411 (6.53%) Computer Science
2 1116 (3.02%) Enterprise Software
3 1095 (2.97%) Clustering
4 1025 (2.78%) Replication
5 763 (2.07%) Mobile App
6 759 (2.06%) Management Information System
7 735 (1.99%) Mathematics
8 671 (1.82%) N-Tier
9 579 (1.57%) Client/Server
10 574 (1.56%) Inversion of Control
11 522 (1.41%) Open Source
12 471 (1.28%) Hedge funds
13 362 (0.98%) Social Media
14 360 (0.98%) Data Integration
15 334 (0.91%) iPhone
16 307 (0.83%) Blackberry
17 294 (0.80%) Tandem
18 280 (0.76%) Visualisation
19 269 (0.73%) Fixed Income
20 255 (0.69%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 9446 (25.60%) Windows
2 2603 (7.05%) Linux
3 2499 (6.77%) Windows Server 2008
4 1630 (4.42%) UNIX
5 1541 (4.18%) Windows Server 2003
6 1140 (3.09%) Windows Server 2012
7 918 (2.49%) Android
8 761 (2.06%) Windows 7
9 595 (1.61%) Apple iOS
10 429 (1.16%) Windows XP
11 395 (1.07%) Windows 8
12 382 (1.04%) Solaris
13 329 (0.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 182 (0.49%) AIX
15 129 (0.35%) CentOS
16 123 (0.33%) Debian
17 111 (0.30%) Windows Vista
17 111 (0.30%) Windows Phone
18 84 (0.23%) HPUX
18 84 (0.23%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 9478 (25.69%) MVC
2 5586 (15.14%) TDD
3 4912 (13.31%) Business Intelligence
4 4817 (13.06%) Agile Software Development
5 4371 (11.85%) Scrum
6 3992 (10.82%) OO
7 2771 (7.51%) ETL
8 2697 (7.31%) Software Engineering
9 2532 (6.86%) E-Commerce
10 2163 (5.86%) Performance Tuning
11 2113 (5.73%) Web Development
12 2007 (5.44%) Web Application Development
13 1959 (5.31%) BDD
14 1858 (5.04%) Unit Testing
15 1850 (5.01%) Continuous Integration
16 1834 (4.97%) ITIL
17 1682 (4.56%) CRM
18 1664 (4.51%) Project Management
19 1361 (3.69%) OOP
20 1309 (3.55%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 18837 (51.05%) SQL
2 18664 (50.59%) C#
3 9642 (26.13%) JavaScript
4 7009 (19.00%) T-SQL
5 3685 (9.99%) VB.NET
6 3677 (9.97%) Java
7 1964 (5.32%) VB
8 1498 (4.06%) C++
9 1184 (3.21%) PHP
10 959 (2.60%) PowerShell
11 916 (2.48%) PL/SQL
12 904 (2.45%) VBA
13 792 (2.15%) Ruby
14 613 (1.66%) C
15 578 (1.57%) Python
16 550 (1.49%) VB6
17 511 (1.38%) Perl
18 500 (1.36%) VBScript
19 404 (1.09%) Shell Script
20 238 (0.65%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 5055 (13.70%) Degree
2 2502 (6.78%) Microsoft Certification
3 880 (2.39%) MCP
4 817 (2.21%) MCSE
5 787 (2.13%) MCTS
6 635 (1.72%) MCSD
7 553 (1.50%) MCAD
8 525 (1.42%) MCITP
9 514 (1.39%) Security Cleared
10 384 (1.04%) Cisco Certification
11 347 (0.94%) MCSA
12 339 (0.92%) ISEB
13 328 (0.89%) CCNA
14 281 (0.76%) SC Cleared
15 215 (0.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 184 (0.50%) ITIL Certification
17 150 (0.41%) MCDBA
18 128 (0.35%) ISTQB
19 100 (0.27%) CCNP
20 91 (0.25%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1412 (3.83%) QA
2 720 (1.95%) SLA
3 291 (0.79%) ISO 9001
4 113 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 101 (0.27%) Data Quality
6 98 (0.27%) PCI DSS
7 79 (0.21%) HL7
8 59 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 56 (0.15%) WAI
10 38 (0.10%) WCAG
11 30 (0.081%) COBIT
12 28 (0.076%) EMIR
13 25 (0.068%) Dodd-Frank
14 21 (0.057%) Solvency II
15 20 (0.054%) ISO 8583
15 20 (0.054%) Basel II
15 20 (0.054%) GAMP
16 16 (0.043%) UCITS
17 13 (0.035%) Basel III
18 10 (0.027%) TickIT
System Software
1 2554 (6.92%) Active Directory
2 1606 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 838 (2.27%) Hyper-V
4 455 (1.23%) vSphere
5 393 (1.07%) XenApp
6 360 (0.98%) VMware ESX
7 267 (0.72%) Oracle RAC
8 177 (0.48%) Oracle RMAN
9 173 (0.47%) XenDesktop
10 161 (0.44%) VMware ESXi
11 140 (0.38%) XenServer
12 118 (0.32%) Terminal Services
13 98 (0.27%) UAG
14 95 (0.26%) NFS
15 84 (0.23%) ISA Server
16 81 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
17 70 (0.19%) KVM
18 60 (0.16%) HDFS
19 50 (0.14%) Terminal Server
20 48 (0.13%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 422 (1.14%) SCCM
2 266 (0.72%) SCOM
3 226 (0.61%) Puppet
4 210 (0.57%) Backup Exec
5 194 (0.53%) Data Guard
6 187 (0.51%) Nagios
7 180 (0.49%) Opscode Chef
7 180 (0.49%) HP Quality Center
8 133 (0.36%) WSUS
9 106 (0.29%) NetBackup
10 97 (0.26%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 79 (0.21%) Tivoli
12 69 (0.19%) Norton AntiVirus
13 67 (0.18%) Control-M
13 67 (0.18%) OpenView
14 63 (0.17%) EMC NetWorker
15 58 (0.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
16 55 (0.15%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
16 55 (0.15%) logstash
17 54 (0.15%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 13116 (35.55%) Microsoft
2 6045 (16.38%) Oracle
3 2524 (6.84%) VMware
4 1185 (3.21%) Citrix
5 1167 (3.16%) Cisco
6 862 (2.34%) Business Objects
7 814 (2.21%) HP
8 729 (1.98%) IBM
9 649 (1.76%) Cognos
10 648 (1.76%) SAP
11 638 (1.73%) Google
12 633 (1.72%) Sybase
13 497 (1.35%) JBoss
14 468 (1.27%) NetApp
15 428 (1.16%) Facebook
16 419 (1.14%) Red Hat
17 368 (1.00%) Sitecore
18 343 (0.93%) Informatica
19 330 (0.89%) EMC
20 314 (0.85%) Apple
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Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
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North West
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Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
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Recommend Recruitment
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