The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Database & Business Intelligence category for the England region.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 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 18395 17648 19847
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 16.83% 17.34% 17.87%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 54.06% 55.69% 57.46%
Number of salaries quoted 16298 15850 18166
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.33% -
Database & Business Intelligence Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
34030 31692 34540
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 31.13% 31.15% 31.10%
Number of salaries quoted 29326 27631 30666
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
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 £39,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +2.63%
SQL Server
UK

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 July 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 July 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 +4 7037 £50,000 - 721
South East -1 4087 £40,000 - 433
North West +1 1504 £37,500 +7.14% 259
East of England -1 1379 £41,000 +9.33% 184
Yorkshire -2 1305 £35,000 +7.69% 205
South West +1 1154 £36,500 +4.28% 159
West Midlands +1 1089 £37,500 +1.34% 151
East Midlands 0 762 £36,750 +5.00% 125
North East -4 114 £34,500 -1.42% 48
Midlands -12 6 £45,000 +2.27%
SQL Server
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SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 21404 (56.69%) .NET
2 19473 (51.58%) SQL
3 19274 (51.05%) C#
4 14611 (38.70%) ASP.NET
5 13468 (35.67%) Microsoft
6 9697 (25.68%) JavaScript
7 9683 (25.65%) MVC
8 9644 (25.54%) Windows
9 9621 (25.48%) HTML
10 8161 (21.62%) SQL Server 2008
11 7952 (21.06%) CSS
12 7694 (20.38%) Finance
13 7329 (19.41%) T-SQL
14 7277 (19.27%) MS Excel
15 6474 (17.15%) ASP.NET MVC
16 6329 (16.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 6318 (16.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 6065 (16.06%) Oracle
19 5903 (15.64%) WCF
20 5799 (15.36%) jQuery
21 5690 (15.07%) TDD
22 5458 (14.46%) XML
23 5188 (13.74%) Degree
24 4960 (13.14%) .NET Framework
25 4945 (13.10%) Business Intelligence
26 4917 (13.02%) Agile Software Development
27 4813 (12.75%) Web Services
28 4680 (12.40%) SQL Server 2012
29 4522 (11.98%) Scrum
30 4116 (10.90%) OO

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 3472 (9.20%) SharePoint
2 3218 (8.52%) IIS
3 1585 (4.20%) MS Exchange
4 1178 (3.12%) CMS
5 892 (2.36%) BizTalk Server
6 798 (2.11%) Apache
7 731 (1.94%) Exchange Server 2010
8 726 (1.92%) Tomcat
9 724 (1.92%) SharePoint 2010
10 668 (1.77%) Node.js
11 663 (1.76%) SharePoint 2013
12 507 (1.34%) Umbraco
13 494 (1.31%) WebSphere
14 406 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2007
15 323 (0.86%) WebLogic
16 303 (0.80%) SharePoint Server
17 299 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2003
18 282 (0.75%) Lync
19 270 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2013
20 259 (0.69%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 7277 (19.27%) MS Excel
2 1408 (3.73%) MS Office
3 192 (0.51%) Photoshop
4 189 (0.50%) MS Visio
5 181 (0.48%) MS PowerPoint
6 148 (0.39%) InfoPath
7 145 (0.38%) MS Project
8 119 (0.32%) PowerPivot
9 108 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
10 70 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
11 64 (0.17%) SPSS
12 52 (0.14%) FastStats
13 42 (0.11%) Fireworks
14 12 (0.032%) Acrobat
15 11 (0.029%) OmniGraffle
16 8 (0.021%) Mingle
17 7 (0.019%) S-PLUS
17 7 (0.019%) LaTeX
18 6 (0.016%) AutoCAD
18 6 (0.016%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 773 (2.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 215 (0.57%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 192 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
4 182 (0.48%) Dynamics NAV
5 120 (0.32%) Magento
6 107 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
7 97 (0.26%) Cognos TM1
8 95 (0.25%) Markit EDM
9 89 (0.24%) Dynamics GP
10 87 (0.23%) Fredhopper
11 74 (0.20%) Google Analytics
12 67 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
13 49 (0.13%) Oracle BPM
13 49 (0.13%) Oracle EBS R12
14 46 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
14 46 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
15 38 (0.10%) Agresso
16 37 (0.098%) HFM
17 36 (0.095%) Visualfiles
18 34 (0.090%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 773 (2.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 636 (1.68%) SaaS
3 385 (1.02%) Amazon AWS
4 252 (0.67%) Office 365
5 180 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
6 158 (0.42%) GitHub
7 99 (0.26%) IaaS
8 87 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
9 84 (0.22%) PaaS
10 49 (0.13%) Amazon S3
11 42 (0.11%) Trello
12 23 (0.061%) Force.com
13 17 (0.045%) Amazon SQS
14 15 (0.040%) Rackspace Cloud
14 15 (0.040%) Google Apps
15 12 (0.032%) Heroku
16 8 (0.021%) Amazon ELB
16 8 (0.021%) Basecamp
16 8 (0.021%) CloudFront
17 5 (0.013%) Pure360
Communications & Networking
1 1468 (3.89%) Internet
2 1366 (3.62%) SAN
3 1182 (3.13%) Firewall
4 1054 (2.79%) TCP/IP
5 1034 (2.74%) DNS
6 783 (2.07%) LAN
7 757 (2.01%) WAN
8 653 (1.73%) DHCP
9 532 (1.41%) VPN
10 491 (1.30%) HTTP
11 426 (1.13%) Intranet
12 372 (0.99%) NAS
13 253 (0.67%) VoIP
14 244 (0.65%) FTP
15 229 (0.61%) LDAP
16 192 (0.51%) Network Security
17 184 (0.49%) VLAN
18 179 (0.47%) SMTP
19 161 (0.43%) Wireless
20 160 (0.42%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8161 (21.62%) SQL Server 2008
2 6329 (16.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6318 (16.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4680 (12.40%) SQL Server 2012
5 4098 (10.85%) SQL Server 2005
6 3473 (9.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3450 (9.14%) Data Warehouse
8 3023 (8.01%) Relational Database
9 2435 (6.45%) MySQL
10 1459 (3.86%) RDBMS
11 1341 (3.55%) Oracle Database
12 999 (2.65%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 989 (2.62%) OLAP
14 764 (2.02%) NoSQL
15 758 (2.01%) Crystal Reports
16 708 (1.88%) SQL Server 2000
17 606 (1.61%) DB2
18 569 (1.51%) Big Data
19 502 (1.33%) Oracle Database 11g
20 500 (1.32%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 3815 (10.10%) Visual Studio
2 2332 (6.18%) Team Foundation Server
3 2181 (5.78%) NUnit
4 1559 (4.13%) Subversion
5 1380 (3.66%) Rhino Mocks
6 1089 (2.88%) Git (software)
7 999 (2.65%) Moq
8 659 (1.75%) MSTest
9 570 (1.51%) TeamCity
10 554 (1.47%) JIRA
11 539 (1.43%) Selenium
12 519 (1.37%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 404 (1.07%) Eclipse
14 371 (0.98%) SpecFlow
15 328 (0.87%) Maven
16 306 (0.81%) Jenkins
17 302 (0.80%) JUnit
18 295 (0.78%) ReSharper
19 293 (0.78%) Cucumber
20 256 (0.68%) Ant
General
1 7694 (20.38%) Finance
2 1910 (5.06%) Banking
3 1415 (3.75%) Marketing
4 1386 (3.67%) Retail
5 771 (2.04%) Games
6 742 (1.97%) Telecoms
7 713 (1.89%) Advertising
8 645 (1.71%) Front Office
9 639 (1.69%) Investment Banking
10 569 (1.51%) Legal
11 567 (1.50%) Law
12 551 (1.46%) Back Office
13 348 (0.92%) Manufacturing
14 332 (0.88%) Publishing
15 254 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
16 250 (0.66%) Financial Institution
17 208 (0.55%) Automotive
18 158 (0.42%) Billing
19 134 (0.35%) French Language
20 113 (0.30%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 22067 (58.45%) Developer
2 9030 (23.92%) .NET Developer
3 6055 (16.04%) C# Developer
4 4317 (11.43%) Analyst
5 4080 (10.81%) C# .NET Developer
6 3435 (9.10%) Senior Developer
7 2596 (6.88%) Software Developer
8 2572 (6.81%) DBA
9 2567 (6.80%) ASP.NET Developer
10 2335 (6.18%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 2085 (5.52%) SQL Developer
12 2011 (5.33%) Web Developer
13 1890 (5.01%) SQL DBA
14 1663 (4.40%) Administrator
15 1483 (3.93%) Consultant
16 1481 (3.92%) Architect
17 1421 (3.76%) Senior .NET Developer
18 1300 (3.44%) Applications Support
19 1295 (3.43%) Support Analyst
20 1264 (3.35%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21404 (56.69%) .NET
2 14611 (38.70%) ASP.NET
3 9621 (25.48%) HTML
4 7952 (21.06%) CSS
5 6474 (17.15%) ASP.NET MVC
6 5903 (15.64%) WCF
7 5799 (15.36%) jQuery
8 5458 (14.46%) XML
9 4960 (13.14%) .NET Framework
10 4813 (12.75%) Web Services
11 3041 (8.05%) WPF
12 2967 (7.86%) Ajax
13 2549 (6.75%) HTML5
14 2329 (6.17%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 2236 (5.92%) ASP.NET MVC 4
16 2164 (5.73%) WinForms
17 2026 (5.37%) LINQ
18 1441 (3.82%) NHibernate
19 1440 (3.81%) XSLT
20 1433 (3.80%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2463 (6.52%) Computer Science
2 1161 (3.08%) Enterprise Software
3 1137 (3.01%) Replication
4 1127 (2.99%) Clustering
5 800 (2.12%) Mobile App
6 754 (2.00%) Management Information System
7 744 (1.97%) Mathematics
8 717 (1.90%) N-Tier
9 616 (1.63%) Inversion of Control
10 593 (1.57%) Client/Server
11 539 (1.43%) Open Source
12 476 (1.26%) Hedge funds
13 373 (0.99%) Social Media
14 364 (0.96%) Data Integration
15 345 (0.91%) Blackberry
16 336 (0.89%) iPhone
17 306 (0.81%) Tandem
18 284 (0.75%) Fixed Income
19 267 (0.71%) Visualisation
19 267 (0.71%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 9644 (25.54%) Windows
2 2594 (6.87%) Linux
3 2515 (6.66%) Windows Server 2008
4 1603 (4.25%) Windows Server 2003
5 1593 (4.22%) UNIX
6 1091 (2.89%) Windows Server 2012
7 938 (2.48%) Android
8 788 (2.09%) Windows 7
9 595 (1.58%) Apple iOS
10 455 (1.21%) Windows XP
11 408 (1.08%) Windows 8
12 352 (0.93%) Solaris
13 299 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 152 (0.40%) AIX
15 136 (0.36%) CentOS
16 133 (0.35%) Windows Vista
17 112 (0.30%) Debian
18 107 (0.28%) Windows Phone
19 98 (0.26%) Mac OS X
20 92 (0.24%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 9683 (25.65%) MVC
2 5690 (15.07%) TDD
3 4945 (13.10%) Business Intelligence
4 4917 (13.02%) Agile Software Development
5 4522 (11.98%) Scrum
6 4116 (10.90%) OO
7 2812 (7.45%) Software Engineering
8 2747 (7.28%) ETL
9 2515 (6.66%) E-Commerce
10 2247 (5.95%) Web Development
11 2211 (5.86%) Performance Tuning
12 2010 (5.32%) Web Application Development
13 2008 (5.32%) BDD
14 1928 (5.11%) Unit Testing
15 1857 (4.92%) Continuous Integration
16 1838 (4.87%) ITIL
17 1733 (4.59%) Project Management
18 1705 (4.52%) CRM
19 1407 (3.73%) OOP
20 1353 (3.58%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 19473 (51.58%) SQL
2 19274 (51.05%) C#
3 9697 (25.68%) JavaScript
4 7329 (19.41%) T-SQL
5 3813 (10.10%) VB.NET
6 3743 (9.91%) Java
7 1966 (5.21%) VB
8 1556 (4.12%) C++
9 1207 (3.20%) PHP
10 995 (2.64%) PowerShell
11 958 (2.54%) PL/SQL
12 908 (2.41%) VBA
13 691 (1.83%) Ruby
14 628 (1.66%) C
15 582 (1.54%) Python
16 533 (1.41%) VB6
17 502 (1.33%) VBScript
18 500 (1.32%) Perl
19 387 (1.03%) Shell Script
20 233 (0.62%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 5188 (13.74%) Degree
2 2722 (7.21%) Microsoft Certification
3 1060 (2.81%) MCP
4 966 (2.56%) MCTS
5 827 (2.19%) MCSE
6 774 (2.05%) MCSD
7 718 (1.90%) MCAD
8 529 (1.40%) MCITP
9 500 (1.32%) Security Cleared
10 384 (1.02%) Cisco Certification
11 369 (0.98%) ISEB
12 367 (0.97%) MCSA
13 331 (0.88%) CCNA
14 264 (0.70%) SC Cleared
15 197 (0.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 196 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
17 155 (0.41%) MCDBA
18 145 (0.38%) ISTQB
19 94 (0.25%) CCNP
20 91 (0.24%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1484 (3.93%) QA
2 677 (1.79%) SLA
3 307 (0.81%) ISO 9001
4 141 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 106 (0.28%) Data Quality
6 104 (0.28%) HL7
7 93 (0.25%) PCI DSS
8 54 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 50 (0.13%) WAI
10 41 (0.11%) COBIT
11 34 (0.090%) WCAG
12 27 (0.072%) EMIR
13 24 (0.064%) Dodd-Frank
14 22 (0.058%) Solvency II
15 21 (0.056%) ISO 8583
16 19 (0.050%) GAMP
16 19 (0.050%) Basel II
17 16 (0.042%) UCITS
18 13 (0.034%) Basel III
19 11 (0.029%) TickIT
System Software
1 2545 (6.74%) Active Directory
2 1533 (4.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 810 (2.15%) Hyper-V
4 446 (1.18%) vSphere
5 394 (1.04%) XenApp
6 342 (0.91%) VMware ESX
7 252 (0.67%) Oracle RAC
8 191 (0.51%) Oracle RMAN
9 170 (0.45%) XenDesktop
10 164 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
11 140 (0.37%) XenServer
12 121 (0.32%) Terminal Services
13 98 (0.26%) UAG
14 88 (0.23%) NFS
14 88 (0.23%) ISA Server
15 82 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
16 61 (0.16%) Terminal Server
17 59 (0.16%) KVM
18 54 (0.14%) Forefront TMG
19 50 (0.13%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 401 (1.06%) SCCM
2 267 (0.71%) SCOM
3 212 (0.56%) Puppet
3 212 (0.56%) Backup Exec
4 187 (0.50%) Data Guard
5 177 (0.47%) Nagios
6 158 (0.42%) Opscode Chef
7 148 (0.39%) HP Quality Center
8 137 (0.36%) WSUS
9 106 (0.28%) NetBackup
10 105 (0.28%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 73 (0.19%) Tivoli
11 73 (0.19%) Norton AntiVirus
12 66 (0.17%) OpenView
13 63 (0.17%) Control-M
14 59 (0.16%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
15 58 (0.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
16 55 (0.15%) EMC NetWorker
17 50 (0.13%) ZABBIX
18 48 (0.13%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 13468 (35.67%) Microsoft
2 6065 (16.06%) Oracle
3 2446 (6.48%) VMware
4 1204 (3.19%) Citrix
5 1108 (2.93%) Cisco
6 836 (2.21%) Business Objects
7 735 (1.95%) HP
8 657 (1.74%) IBM
8 657 (1.74%) Sybase
8 657 (1.74%) Cognos
9 647 (1.71%) SAP
10 635 (1.68%) Google
11 502 (1.33%) JBoss
12 425 (1.13%) NetApp
13 407 (1.08%) Facebook
14 394 (1.04%) Red Hat
14 394 (1.04%) Sitecore
15 330 (0.87%) Informatica
16 313 (0.83%) EPiServer
17 311 (0.82%) Salesforce.com
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