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

Location
3 months to
30 Sep 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 17502 17539 19982
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 16.42% 17.54% 18.10%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 53.94% 55.62% 57.88%
Number of salaries quoted 15263 15787 18177
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
32448 31531 34525
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 30.44% 31.54% 31.28%
Number of salaries quoted 27537 27621 30569
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 £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 30 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 30 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 6629 £50,000 - 701
South East -2 3544 £40,000 - 377
North West -1 1545 £38,500 +10.00% 282
Yorkshire -2 1348 £35,000 +7.69% 253
East of England -2 1282 £40,000 +6.66% 158
West Midlands +4 1165 £36,500 -2.66% 189
South West -1 1140 £36,000 +2.85% 162
East Midlands -2 751 £37,500 +2.73% 89
North East -2 128 £33,750 -0.73% 39
Midlands -4 8 £50,000 +13.63% 2
SQL Server
UK

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 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 20248 (55.51%) .NET
2 18523 (50.78%) SQL
3 18353 (50.31%) C#
4 13948 (38.24%) ASP.NET
5 12785 (35.05%) Microsoft
6 10702 (29.34%) Agile Software Development
7 9646 (26.44%) JavaScript
8 9636 (26.42%) HTML
9 9494 (26.03%) MVC
10 9341 (25.61%) Windows
11 7848 (21.51%) CSS
12 7461 (20.45%) Finance
13 7317 (20.06%) SQL Server 2008
14 7120 (19.52%) MS Excel
15 6759 (18.53%) T-SQL
16 6297 (17.26%) ASP.NET MVC
17 6103 (16.73%) Oracle
18 5910 (16.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 5894 (16.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 5495 (15.06%) jQuery
21 5486 (15.04%) TDD
22 5464 (14.98%) WCF
23 5121 (14.04%) XML
24 4929 (13.51%) Degree
25 4850 (13.30%) Business Intelligence
26 4838 (13.26%) .NET Framework
27 4530 (12.42%) Web Services
28 4317 (11.83%) Scrum
29 4011 (11.00%) SQL Server 2012
30 3977 (10.90%) OO

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 3532 (9.68%) SharePoint
2 3224 (8.84%) IIS
3 1571 (4.31%) MS Exchange
4 1038 (2.85%) CMS
5 840 (2.30%) Apache
6 830 (2.28%) BizTalk Server
7 779 (2.14%) Node.js
8 703 (1.93%) SharePoint 2010
9 698 (1.91%) Exchange Server 2010
10 689 (1.89%) Tomcat
11 649 (1.78%) SharePoint 2013
12 482 (1.32%) WebSphere
13 450 (1.23%) Umbraco
14 412 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2007
15 383 (1.05%) WebLogic
16 306 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2013
17 287 (0.79%) SharePoint Server
18 272 (0.75%) Lync
19 264 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2003
20 234 (0.64%) SAS
Applications
1 7120 (19.52%) MS Excel
2 1541 (4.22%) MS Office
3 196 (0.54%) PowerPivot
4 181 (0.50%) MS Visio
5 180 (0.49%) MS PowerPoint
6 165 (0.45%) Photoshop
7 146 (0.40%) InfoPath
8 112 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
9 93 (0.25%) MS Project
10 74 (0.20%) SPSS
11 44 (0.12%) FastStats
12 42 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
13 40 (0.11%) Fireworks
14 12 (0.033%) S-PLUS
14 12 (0.033%) Mingle
14 12 (0.033%) Adobe Creative Suite
15 8 (0.022%) Stata
16 7 (0.019%) LaTeX
17 5 (0.014%) AutoCAD
18 4 (0.011%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 780 (2.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 215 (0.59%) Dynamics AX
3 193 (0.53%) Dynamics NAV
4 172 (0.47%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 135 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
6 104 (0.29%) Magento
7 92 (0.25%) Dynamics GP
8 87 (0.24%) Fredhopper
8 87 (0.24%) Markit EDM
9 84 (0.23%) Oracle Applications
10 70 (0.19%) Google Analytics
11 65 (0.18%) Cognos TM1
12 62 (0.17%) Oracle EBS R12
13 49 (0.13%) Agresso
13 49 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
14 47 (0.13%) Oracle BPM
15 40 (0.11%) HFM
16 38 (0.10%) Remedy ITSM
16 38 (0.10%) Oracle General Ledger
16 38 (0.10%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 864 (2.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 611 (1.68%) SaaS
3 471 (1.29%) Amazon AWS
4 276 (0.76%) Office 365
5 196 (0.54%) GitHub
6 183 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
7 108 (0.30%) PaaS
8 104 (0.29%) IaaS
9 97 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
10 67 (0.18%) Trello
11 63 (0.17%) Amazon S3
12 27 (0.074%) Amazon SQS
13 20 (0.055%) Force.com
14 14 (0.038%) Heroku
14 14 (0.038%) Rackspace Cloud
15 9 (0.025%) Google Apps
16 8 (0.022%) CloudFront
17 7 (0.019%) Pure360
18 6 (0.016%) Amazon ElastiCache
18 6 (0.016%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 1405 (3.85%) Internet
2 1385 (3.80%) SAN
3 1209 (3.31%) Firewall
4 1062 (2.91%) DNS
5 1053 (2.89%) TCP/IP
6 731 (2.00%) LAN
7 722 (1.98%) WAN
8 690 (1.89%) DHCP
9 513 (1.41%) VPN
10 481 (1.32%) HTTP
11 463 (1.27%) Intranet
12 408 (1.12%) NAS
13 240 (0.66%) FTP
13 240 (0.66%) VoIP
14 199 (0.55%) LDAP
15 185 (0.51%) SSL
15 185 (0.51%) Network Security
16 179 (0.49%) Wireless
17 177 (0.49%) VLAN
18 176 (0.48%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7317 (20.06%) SQL Server 2008
2 5910 (16.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5894 (16.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4011 (11.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 3459 (9.48%) SQL Server 2005
6 3272 (8.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3226 (8.84%) Data Warehouse
8 2941 (8.06%) Relational Database
9 2513 (6.89%) MySQL
10 1438 (3.94%) RDBMS
11 1356 (3.72%) Oracle Database
12 945 (2.59%) OLAP
13 873 (2.39%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 822 (2.25%) NoSQL
15 753 (2.06%) Crystal Reports
16 678 (1.86%) SQL Server 2000
17 620 (1.70%) DB2
18 594 (1.63%) Big Data
19 533 (1.46%) QlikView
20 491 (1.35%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 3634 (9.96%) Visual Studio
2 2237 (6.13%) Team Foundation Server
3 2182 (5.98%) NUnit
4 1507 (4.13%) Subversion
5 1456 (3.99%) Rhino Mocks
6 1378 (3.78%) Git (software)
7 1001 (2.74%) Moq
8 691 (1.89%) TeamCity
9 632 (1.73%) MSTest
10 568 (1.56%) JIRA
11 516 (1.41%) Selenium
12 479 (1.31%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 403 (1.10%) SpecFlow
14 398 (1.09%) Eclipse
15 336 (0.92%) Jenkins
16 332 (0.91%) ReSharper
17 303 (0.83%) Cucumber
18 302 (0.83%) Maven
19 265 (0.73%) JUnit
20 240 (0.66%) Ant
General
1 7461 (20.45%) Finance
2 1889 (5.18%) Banking
3 1412 (3.87%) Retail
4 1338 (3.67%) Marketing
5 798 (2.19%) Telecoms
6 752 (2.06%) Games
7 727 (1.99%) Advertising
8 609 (1.67%) Front Office
9 595 (1.63%) Investment Banking
10 560 (1.54%) Legal
11 555 (1.52%) Law
12 517 (1.42%) Back Office
13 329 (0.90%) Manufacturing
14 292 (0.80%) Publishing
15 211 (0.58%) Financial Institution
16 196 (0.54%) Automotive
17 193 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
18 172 (0.47%) French Language
19 162 (0.44%) Billing
20 115 (0.32%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 21060 (57.74%) Developer
2 8589 (23.55%) .NET Developer
3 5547 (15.21%) C# Developer
4 4316 (11.83%) Analyst
5 3772 (10.34%) C# .NET Developer
6 3352 (9.19%) Senior Developer
7 2429 (6.66%) Software Developer
8 2387 (6.54%) DBA
9 2279 (6.25%) ASP.NET Developer
10 2138 (5.86%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 1884 (5.16%) SQL Developer
12 1859 (5.10%) Web Developer
13 1680 (4.61%) SQL DBA
14 1546 (4.24%) Administrator
15 1375 (3.77%) Architect
16 1352 (3.71%) Senior .NET Developer
17 1342 (3.68%) Applications Support
18 1341 (3.68%) Consultant
19 1326 (3.64%) Support Analyst
20 1302 (3.57%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20248 (55.51%) .NET
2 13948 (38.24%) ASP.NET
3 9636 (26.42%) HTML
4 7848 (21.51%) CSS
5 6297 (17.26%) ASP.NET MVC
6 5495 (15.06%) jQuery
7 5464 (14.98%) WCF
8 5121 (14.04%) XML
9 4838 (13.26%) .NET Framework
10 4530 (12.42%) Web Services
11 2727 (7.48%) WPF
12 2720 (7.46%) Ajax
13 2588 (7.09%) HTML5
14 2252 (6.17%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 1868 (5.12%) LINQ
16 1843 (5.05%) WinForms
17 1564 (4.29%) ASP.NET MVC 4
18 1374 (3.77%) ASP.NET Web Forms
19 1364 (3.74%) SOAP
20 1361 (3.73%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 2770 (7.59%) Analytical Skills
2 2358 (6.46%) Computer Science
3 1100 (3.02%) Clustering
4 1032 (2.83%) Enterprise Software
5 983 (2.69%) Replication
6 772 (2.12%) Management Information System
7 694 (1.90%) Mobile App
8 693 (1.90%) Mathematics
9 657 (1.80%) N-Tier
10 573 (1.57%) Inversion of Control
11 567 (1.55%) Client/Server
12 510 (1.40%) Open Source
13 481 (1.32%) User Experience
14 469 (1.29%) Hedge funds
15 394 (1.08%) Data Structures
16 342 (0.94%) Data Integration
17 334 (0.92%) Social Media
18 329 (0.90%) Visualisation
19 326 (0.89%) iPhone
20 288 (0.79%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 9341 (25.61%) Windows
2 2693 (7.38%) Linux
3 2482 (6.80%) Windows Server 2008
4 1622 (4.45%) UNIX
5 1534 (4.21%) Windows Server 2003
6 1188 (3.26%) Windows Server 2012
7 903 (2.48%) Android
8 800 (2.19%) Windows 7
9 585 (1.60%) Apple iOS
10 438 (1.20%) Windows XP
11 423 (1.16%) Windows 8
12 399 (1.09%) Solaris
13 346 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 196 (0.54%) AIX
15 127 (0.35%) CentOS
16 121 (0.33%) Debian
17 99 (0.27%) Windows Vista
18 91 (0.25%) Windows Phone
19 84 (0.23%) Ubuntu
20 76 (0.21%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 10702 (29.34%) Agile Software Development
2 9494 (26.03%) MVC
3 5486 (15.04%) TDD
4 4850 (13.30%) Business Intelligence
5 4317 (11.83%) Scrum
6 3977 (10.90%) OO
7 2767 (7.59%) ETL
8 2629 (7.21%) Software Engineering
9 2540 (6.96%) E-Commerce
10 2119 (5.81%) Performance Tuning
11 2101 (5.76%) Web Development
12 2006 (5.50%) Web Application Development
13 2005 (5.50%) BDD
14 1922 (5.27%) ITIL
15 1858 (5.09%) Continuous Integration
16 1834 (5.03%) Unit Testing
17 1657 (4.54%) CRM
18 1635 (4.48%) Project Management
19 1584 (4.34%) Mentoring
20 1322 (3.62%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 18523 (50.78%) SQL
2 18353 (50.31%) C#
3 9646 (26.44%) JavaScript
4 6759 (18.53%) T-SQL
5 3623 (9.93%) Java
6 3602 (9.87%) VB.NET
7 1921 (5.27%) VB
8 1480 (4.06%) C++
9 1187 (3.25%) PHP
10 1032 (2.83%) PowerShell
11 915 (2.51%) VBA
12 870 (2.39%) PL/SQL
12 870 (2.39%) Ruby
13 594 (1.63%) C
13 594 (1.63%) Python
14 546 (1.50%) Perl
15 542 (1.49%) VB6
16 507 (1.39%) VBScript
17 375 (1.03%) Shell Script
18 238 (0.65%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 4929 (13.51%) Degree
2 2340 (6.42%) Microsoft Certification
3 813 (2.23%) MCSE
4 731 (2.00%) MCP
5 668 (1.83%) MCTS
6 559 (1.53%) Security Cleared
7 514 (1.41%) MCSD
8 506 (1.39%) MCITP
9 427 (1.17%) MCAD
10 346 (0.95%) Cisco Certification
11 335 (0.92%) MCSA
12 329 (0.90%) ISEB
13 315 (0.86%) SC Cleared
14 287 (0.79%) CCNA
15 234 (0.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 182 (0.50%) ITIL Certification
17 146 (0.40%) MCDBA
18 139 (0.38%) ISTQB
19 111 (0.30%) Citrix Certification
20 96 (0.26%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1373 (3.76%) QA
2 755 (2.07%) SLA
3 288 (0.79%) ISO 9001
4 106 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 97 (0.27%) PCI DSS
6 91 (0.25%) Data Quality
7 54 (0.15%) WAI
8 52 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 40 (0.11%) HL7
10 37 (0.10%) WCAG
11 27 (0.074%) ISO 8583
12 26 (0.071%) COBIT
13 25 (0.069%) EMIR
14 22 (0.060%) Dodd-Frank
15 21 (0.058%) GAMP
16 17 (0.047%) Solvency II
17 16 (0.044%) UCITS
18 14 (0.038%) Basel II
19 9 (0.025%) Basel III
20 7 (0.019%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 2591 (7.10%) Active Directory
2 1668 (4.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 853 (2.34%) Hyper-V
4 474 (1.30%) vSphere
5 434 (1.19%) XenApp
6 378 (1.04%) VMware ESX
7 291 (0.80%) Oracle RAC
8 190 (0.52%) XenDesktop
9 170 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
10 165 (0.45%) Oracle RMAN
11 143 (0.39%) XenServer
12 113 (0.31%) Terminal Services
13 110 (0.30%) UAG
14 103 (0.28%) NFS
15 83 (0.23%) ISA Server
16 80 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
17 74 (0.20%) KVM
18 66 (0.18%) HDFS
19 53 (0.15%) Forefront TMG
20 49 (0.13%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 443 (1.21%) SCCM
2 284 (0.78%) SCOM
3 228 (0.63%) Puppet
4 218 (0.60%) HP Quality Center
5 198 (0.54%) Data Guard
6 194 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
7 192 (0.53%) Nagios
8 181 (0.50%) Backup Exec
9 126 (0.35%) WSUS
10 105 (0.29%) NetBackup
11 91 (0.25%) Tivoli
12 88 (0.24%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 75 (0.21%) SCVMM
14 72 (0.20%) Norton AntiVirus
15 69 (0.19%) EMC NetWorker
16 67 (0.18%) logstash
17 66 (0.18%) OpenView
18 58 (0.16%) Control-M
19 57 (0.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
20 56 (0.15%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 12785 (35.05%) Microsoft
2 6103 (16.73%) Oracle
3 2603 (7.14%) VMware
4 1191 (3.27%) Citrix
5 1177 (3.23%) Cisco
6 910 (2.49%) HP
7 882 (2.42%) Business Objects
8 783 (2.15%) IBM
9 653 (1.79%) SAP
10 650 (1.78%) Sybase
11 637 (1.75%) Cognos
12 620 (1.70%) Google
13 518 (1.42%) JBoss
14 495 (1.36%) NetApp
15 448 (1.23%) Facebook
16 439 (1.20%) Red Hat
17 366 (1.00%) Sitecore
18 357 (0.98%) EMC
19 343 (0.94%) Informatica
20 330 (0.90%) Dell
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