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 26 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Jun 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 13448 18191 19965
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 14.81% 17.60% 17.70%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 49.35% 53.81% 54.77%
Number of salaries quoted 11992 15969 17810
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
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
27248 33804 36451
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 30.00% 32.70% 32.31%
Number of salaries quoted 23588 28819 31541
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 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 26 June 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 26 June 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 -6 4902 £52,500 - 514
South East -2 3182 £42,500 - 345
North West -3 1022 £39,750 -0.62% 179
Yorkshire -2 995 £39,500 +5.33% 130
East of England -9 895 £42,500 +2.40% 122
West Midlands -7 834 £37,500 - 117
South West -6 814 £37,500 +2.04% 92
East Midlands +1 639 £40,000 - 85
North East 0 178 £37,500 - 29
Midlands -1 3 £45,000 -18.18% 4
SQL Server
UK

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 14797 (52.38%) .NET
2 14723 (52.11%) SQL
3 13912 (49.24%) C#
4 10590 (37.49%) Microsoft
5 9682 (34.27%) ASP.NET
6 9285 (32.87%) Agile Software Development
7 8433 (29.85%) MVC
8 8113 (28.72%) JavaScript
9 6900 (24.42%) HTML
10 6461 (22.87%) Windows
11 6406 (22.68%) Finance
12 5909 (20.92%) CSS
13 5654 (20.01%) ASP.NET MVC
14 5113 (18.10%) MS Excel
15 4994 (17.68%) T-SQL
15 4994 (17.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 4985 (17.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 4614 (16.33%) Oracle
18 4448 (15.74%) TDD
19 4278 (15.14%) SQL Server 2008
20 4249 (15.04%) jQuery
21 4175 (14.78%) Business Intelligence
22 3883 (13.74%) WCF
23 3877 (13.72%) Degree
24 3652 (12.93%) .NET Framework
25 3484 (12.33%) Scrum
26 3383 (11.97%) Web Services
27 3279 (11.61%) SQL Server 2014
28 3160 (11.19%) SQL Server 2012
29 3132 (11.09%) 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 2146 (7.60%) IIS
2 1985 (7.03%) SharePoint
3 1142 (4.04%) MS Exchange
4 803 (2.84%) CMS
5 697 (2.47%) Tomcat
6 668 (2.36%) Apache
7 556 (1.97%) BizTalk Server
8 539 (1.91%) Exchange Server 2010
9 456 (1.61%) WebSphere
10 444 (1.57%) SharePoint 2013
11 435 (1.54%) JBoss
12 401 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2013
13 341 (1.21%) Umbraco
14 317 (1.12%) SharePoint 2010
15 309 (1.09%) Skype for Business
16 302 (1.07%) WebLogic
17 276 (0.98%) Elasticsearch
18 254 (0.90%) SAS
19 199 (0.70%) Sitecore CMS
20 186 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 5113 (18.10%) MS Excel
2 1135 (4.02%) MS Office
3 149 (0.53%) MS Visio
4 144 (0.51%) MS PowerPoint
5 112 (0.40%) MS Project
6 89 (0.32%) Photoshop
7 86 (0.30%) SPSS
8 56 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
9 35 (0.12%) InfoPath
10 21 (0.074%) Adobe Illustrator
11 17 (0.060%) Fireworks
12 16 (0.057%) HipChat
13 12 (0.042%) S-PLUS
14 7 (0.025%) Adobe Creative Suite
15 6 (0.021%) Gephi
16 5 (0.018%) 3ds Max
17 4 (0.014%) GIMP
17 4 (0.014%) Weka
18 3 (0.011%) SOLIDWORKS
19 2 (0.007%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 665 (2.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 178 (0.63%) Dynamics AX
3 136 (0.48%) Dynamics NAV
4 95 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
5 87 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 73 (0.26%) Markit EDM
7 69 (0.24%) SAP Business One
8 66 (0.23%) Magento
9 53 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
10 42 (0.15%) thinkFolio
11 41 (0.15%) Visualfiles
12 33 (0.12%) Dynamics GP
13 32 (0.11%) Infor M3
13 32 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
14 28 (0.099%) Cognos Business Intelligence
15 26 (0.092%) BASE24
15 26 (0.092%) FastStats
15 26 (0.092%) SDL Web 8
16 24 (0.085%) Oracle 11i
17 21 (0.074%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 1695 (6.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1097 (3.88%) Amazon AWS
3 730 (2.58%) Office 365
4 577 (2.04%) SaaS
5 190 (0.67%) GitHub
6 145 (0.51%) PaaS
7 143 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
8 129 (0.46%) Amazon EC2
9 127 (0.45%) IaaS
10 91 (0.32%) Google Play
11 56 (0.20%) Amazon S3
12 52 (0.18%) Sage Pay
13 51 (0.18%) Google Analytics
14 46 (0.16%) Force.com
15 42 (0.15%) Google Cloud Platform
16 41 (0.15%) OneDrive
17 40 (0.14%) Mimecast
18 26 (0.092%) Virtual Private Cloud
19 22 (0.078%) Yammer
20 20 (0.071%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 1121 (3.97%) Firewall
2 1040 (3.68%) SAN
3 799 (2.83%) DNS
4 793 (2.81%) Internet
5 751 (2.66%) TCP/IP
6 598 (2.12%) WAN
7 584 (2.07%) LAN
8 565 (2.00%) DHCP
9 430 (1.52%) VPN
10 377 (1.33%) HTTP
11 361 (1.28%) NAS
12 314 (1.11%) Intranet
13 248 (0.88%) VLAN
14 231 (0.82%) SSL
15 196 (0.69%) LDAP
16 190 (0.67%) VoIP
17 170 (0.60%) Wireless
18 153 (0.54%) FTP
19 145 (0.51%) SMTP
20 140 (0.50%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4994 (17.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4985 (17.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4278 (15.14%) SQL Server 2008
4 3279 (11.61%) SQL Server 2014
5 3160 (11.19%) SQL Server 2012
6 2812 (9.95%) Data Warehouse
7 2494 (8.83%) Relational Database
8 2440 (8.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1999 (7.08%) MySQL
10 1452 (5.14%) SQL Server 2005
11 1449 (5.13%) NoSQL
12 975 (3.45%) RDBMS
13 827 (2.93%) Oracle Database
14 821 (2.91%) Big Data
15 628 (2.22%) QlikView
16 614 (2.17%) BusinessObjects
17 588 (2.08%) MongoDB
18 574 (2.03%) PostgreSQL
19 516 (1.83%) Hadoop
20 484 (1.71%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 2601 (9.21%) Visual Studio
2 2342 (8.29%) Team Foundation Server
3 1869 (6.62%) Git (software)
4 1358 (4.81%) NUnit
5 1128 (3.99%) Subversion
6 876 (3.10%) Rhino Mocks
7 726 (2.57%) JIRA
8 683 (2.42%) Moq
9 594 (2.10%) Selenium
10 583 (2.06%) TeamCity
11 457 (1.62%) MSTest
12 454 (1.61%) Jenkins
13 384 (1.36%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 288 (1.02%) JUnit
15 242 (0.86%) Octopus Deploy
16 241 (0.85%) Maven
17 166 (0.59%) Cucumber
18 164 (0.58%) Eclipse
19 135 (0.48%) ReSharper
20 132 (0.47%) MSBuild
General
1 6406 (22.68%) Finance
2 1574 (5.57%) Banking
3 1137 (4.02%) Marketing
4 1096 (3.88%) Retail
5 676 (2.39%) Telecoms
6 671 (2.38%) Games
7 569 (2.01%) Legal
8 530 (1.88%) Advertising
9 431 (1.53%) Back Office
10 420 (1.49%) Law
11 405 (1.43%) Investment Banking
12 404 (1.43%) Front Office
13 338 (1.20%) Manufacturing
14 254 (0.90%) Publishing
15 202 (0.72%) Financial Institution
16 136 (0.48%) Electronics
17 117 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
18 108 (0.38%) Automotive
19 84 (0.30%) Billing
20 74 (0.26%) German Language
Job Titles
1 16297 (57.69%) Developer
2 8412 (29.78%) .NET Developer
3 6885 (24.37%) C# Developer
4 5102 (18.06%) C# .NET Developer
5 3761 (13.31%) SQL Developer
6 3213 (11.37%) ASP.NET Developer
7 3159 (11.18%) Analyst
8 2813 (9.96%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 2277 (8.06%) Senior Developer
10 2098 (7.43%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 1939 (6.86%) DBA
12 1853 (6.56%) Software Developer
13 1547 (5.48%) SQL DBA
14 1441 (5.10%) SQL Server Developer
15 1301 (4.61%) Business Intelligence Developer
16 1287 (4.56%) C# Software Developer
17 1262 (4.47%) Applications Support
18 1254 (4.44%) .NET Software Developer
19 1245 (4.41%) Administrator
20 1224 (4.33%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14797 (52.38%) .NET
2 9682 (34.27%) ASP.NET
3 6900 (24.42%) HTML
4 5909 (20.92%) CSS
5 5654 (20.01%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4249 (15.04%) jQuery
7 3883 (13.74%) WCF
8 3652 (12.93%) .NET Framework
9 3383 (11.97%) Web Services
10 3132 (11.09%) XML
11 2811 (9.95%) AngularJS
12 2717 (9.62%) ASP.NET Web API
13 2304 (8.16%) HTML5
14 2231 (7.90%) ASP.NET MVC 5
15 2025 (7.17%) Entity Framework
16 1909 (6.76%) WPF
17 1657 (5.87%) Ajax
18 1426 (5.05%) RESTful
19 1222 (4.33%) CSS3
19 1222 (4.33%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 2330 (8.25%) Analytical Skills
2 2131 (7.54%) Computer Science
3 813 (2.88%) Enterprise Software
4 802 (2.84%) Clustering
5 775 (2.74%) Replication
6 730 (2.58%) Management Information System
7 613 (2.17%) Mathematics
8 605 (2.14%) Mobile App
9 542 (1.92%) Visualisation
10 517 (1.83%) Inversion of Control
11 479 (1.70%) User Experience
12 477 (1.69%) Data Integration
13 468 (1.66%) Hedge funds
14 438 (1.55%) Data Centre
15 365 (1.29%) Client/Server
16 328 (1.16%) iPad
17 319 (1.13%) N-Tier
18 263 (0.93%) Fintech
19 259 (0.92%) Driving Licence
20 227 (0.80%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 6461 (22.87%) Windows
2 2775 (9.82%) Windows Server
3 2230 (7.89%) Linux
4 1498 (5.30%) Windows Server 2008
5 1269 (4.49%) Windows Server 2012
6 1066 (3.77%) Unix
7 702 (2.48%) Windows Server 2003
8 608 (2.15%) Windows 7
9 557 (1.97%) Android
10 401 (1.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 338 (1.20%) Apple iOS
12 287 (1.02%) Windows 8
13 232 (0.82%) Windows 10
14 158 (0.56%) Solaris
15 141 (0.50%) CentOS
16 140 (0.50%) Windows XP
17 123 (0.44%) Ubuntu
18 91 (0.32%) AIX
19 88 (0.31%) Mac OS X
20 87 (0.31%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 9285 (32.87%) Agile Software Development
2 8433 (29.85%) MVC
3 4448 (15.74%) TDD
4 4175 (14.78%) Business Intelligence
5 3484 (12.33%) Scrum
6 2812 (9.95%) Web Development
7 2568 (9.09%) OO
8 2491 (8.82%) ETL
9 2061 (7.30%) Software Engineering
10 2003 (7.09%) BDD
11 2002 (7.09%) SDLC
12 1974 (6.99%) Web Application Development
13 1819 (6.44%) ITIL
14 1802 (6.38%) Continuous Integration
15 1504 (5.32%) Performance Tuning
16 1500 (5.31%) Project Management
17 1457 (5.16%) CRM
18 1351 (4.78%) Unit Testing
19 1298 (4.59%) Mentoring
20 1260 (4.46%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 14723 (52.11%) SQL
2 13912 (49.24%) C#
3 8113 (28.72%) JavaScript
4 4994 (17.68%) T-SQL
5 2637 (9.33%) Java
6 2070 (7.33%) VB.NET
7 1343 (4.75%) PowerShell
8 1188 (4.21%) VB
9 901 (3.19%) Ruby
10 857 (3.03%) PHP
11 842 (2.98%) C++
12 829 (2.93%) Python
13 702 (2.48%) PL/SQL
14 618 (2.19%) VBA
15 427 (1.51%) C
16 425 (1.50%) Perl
17 368 (1.30%) VBScript
18 282 (1.00%) VB6
19 253 (0.90%) Bash Shell
20 247 (0.87%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3877 (13.72%) Degree
2 1459 (5.16%) Microsoft Certification
3 567 (2.01%) Security Cleared
4 521 (1.84%) MCSE
5 324 (1.15%) SC Cleared
6 300 (1.06%) MCSA
7 271 (0.96%) ISEB
8 254 (0.90%) MCITP
9 225 (0.80%) Cisco Certification
10 207 (0.73%) MCP
11 199 (0.70%) MCTS
12 171 (0.61%) CCNA
13 148 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
13 148 (0.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 133 (0.47%) MCSD
15 132 (0.47%) PMI Certification
16 116 (0.41%) ISTQB
17 95 (0.34%) DV Cleared
17 95 (0.34%) MCDBA
18 93 (0.33%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1033 (3.66%) QA
2 675 (2.39%) SLA
3 500 (1.77%) Data Quality
4 98 (0.35%) PCI DSS
5 94 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 67 (0.24%) ISO 9001
6 67 (0.24%) MiFID
7 31 (0.11%) HL7
8 25 (0.088%) GAMP
9 24 (0.085%) COBIT
9 24 (0.085%) Solvency II
10 21 (0.074%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 19 (0.067%) DICOM
12 13 (0.046%) WAI
13 11 (0.039%) FATCA
14 7 (0.025%) SSAE 16
15 6 (0.021%) ISO 14001
16 5 (0.018%) EMIR
16 5 (0.018%) RMADS
17 4 (0.014%) ISO27002
System Software
1 2227 (7.88%) Active Directory
2 1240 (4.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 696 (2.46%) Hyper-V
4 356 (1.26%) vSphere
5 350 (1.24%) XenApp
6 276 (0.98%) Oracle RAC
7 197 (0.70%) Virtual Machines
8 167 (0.59%) VMware ESXi
9 160 (0.57%) XenDesktop
10 123 (0.44%) Docker
11 114 (0.40%) Terminal Services
11 114 (0.40%) VMware ESX
12 109 (0.39%) HDFS
13 87 (0.31%) Virtual Servers
14 70 (0.25%) NFS
15 68 (0.24%) Apache Flume
16 58 (0.21%) Xen
17 56 (0.20%) Terminal Server
18 49 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
18 49 (0.17%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 375 (1.33%) Puppet
2 357 (1.26%) SCCM
3 278 (0.98%) Opscode Chef
4 231 (0.82%) SCOM
5 181 (0.64%) Backup Exec
6 156 (0.55%) Nagios
7 145 (0.51%) Data Guard
8 142 (0.50%) WSUS
9 134 (0.47%) Microsoft Clustering
10 133 (0.47%) Oracle RMAN
11 117 (0.41%) Ansible
12 109 (0.39%) NetBackup
13 95 (0.34%) SCVMM
14 75 (0.27%) Kibana
15 72 (0.25%) OpenAM
16 69 (0.24%) Hadoop YARN
16 69 (0.24%) Salt
17 68 (0.24%) Norton AntiVirus
18 58 (0.21%) Oozie
19 57 (0.20%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10590 (37.49%) Microsoft
2 4614 (16.33%) Oracle
3 1950 (6.90%) VMware
4 955 (3.38%) Cisco
5 808 (2.86%) Citrix
6 683 (2.42%) Tableau
7 625 (2.21%) HP
8 587 (2.08%) SAP
9 547 (1.94%) IBM
10 494 (1.75%) Google
11 387 (1.37%) Red Hat
12 366 (1.30%) NetApp
13 332 (1.18%) Facebook
14 301 (1.07%) Informatica
15 283 (1.00%) Sybase
16 279 (0.99%) Sitecore
17 268 (0.95%) Apple
18 266 (0.94%) Cognos
19 240 (0.85%) Dell
20 224 (0.79%) EMC
London
Red Sofa London
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Central London / West End
Durlston Partners
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum Above marker rate bonusees
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Salary: £30000 - £37000 per annum + Package
Posted: 6 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Venturi
Salary: £55000 - £62000 per annum + 15% Bonus + fantastic benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Erin Associates
Salary: £37500 - £38500 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Midlands
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Rugby, Warwickshire
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Saffron Walden, Essex
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: Yesterday
Waterlooville, Hampshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £50k plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Senitor Associates
Posted: 2 days ago
Hull, North Humberside
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £0.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Michael Page International
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Chesterfield, Derbyshire
Searchability
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Midlands
Senitor Associates
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £23000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Interact Consulting
Salary: 40-45k
Posted: 2 days ago
Daventry, Northamptonshire
Searchability
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday