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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 8 6 5
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -1
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 16352 16942 19365
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 16.39% 17.28% 19.19%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 54.31% 54.33% 58.87%
Number of salaries quoted 14549 14900 17649
Average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £29,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +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
30108 31183 32893
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 30.18% 31.81% 32.59%
Number of salaries quoted 25953 26425 29154
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 27 February 2015.

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 27 February 2015. 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 5805 £50,000 - 769
South East -5 3460 £40,000 -1.23% 416
North West -2 1368 £39,000 +4.00% 334
East of England 0 1355 £40,000 - 165
Yorkshire -2 1337 £37,500 +7.14% 246
South West -4 1109 £36,500 +1.38% 201
West Midlands -1 1059 £37,500 - 197
East Midlands +1 693 £40,000 +3.89% 128
North East +2 179 £35,000 +7.69% 42
Midlands -17 3 £60,000 +9.09%
South Coast -3 1 - -
SQL Server
UK

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 18150 (54.74%) .NET
2 16887 (50.93%) SQL
3 16701 (50.37%) C#
4 12724 (38.37%) ASP.NET
5 12177 (36.72%) Microsoft
6 10326 (31.14%) Agile Software Development
7 9548 (28.80%) MVC
8 9310 (28.08%) JavaScript
9 9120 (27.50%) HTML
10 8869 (26.75%) Windows
11 7451 (22.47%) CSS
12 6749 (20.35%) Finance
13 6718 (20.26%) SQL Server 2008
14 6447 (19.44%) ASP.NET MVC
15 6446 (19.44%) MS Excel
16 6020 (18.16%) T-SQL
17 5338 (16.10%) TDD
18 5326 (16.06%) Oracle
19 5248 (15.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 5219 (15.74%) jQuery
21 5124 (15.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
22 4956 (14.95%) WCF
23 4588 (13.84%) .NET Framework
24 4408 (13.29%) Scrum
25 4323 (13.04%) Degree
26 4317 (13.02%) XML
27 4299 (12.97%) Business Intelligence
28 3948 (11.91%) Web Services
29 3628 (10.94%) OO
30 3337 (10.06%) SQL Server 2012

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 3196 (9.64%) SharePoint
2 2980 (8.99%) IIS
3 1637 (4.94%) MS Exchange
4 934 (2.82%) Node.js
5 888 (2.68%) CMS
6 812 (2.45%) Apache
7 759 (2.29%) Exchange Server 2010
8 727 (2.19%) BizTalk Server
9 704 (2.12%) SharePoint 2010
10 618 (1.86%) Tomcat
11 596 (1.80%) SharePoint 2013
12 512 (1.54%) JBoss
13 458 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2007
14 429 (1.29%) WebSphere
15 381 (1.15%) WebLogic
16 338 (1.02%) Umbraco
17 324 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2013
18 279 (0.84%) Lync
19 276 (0.83%) SAS
20 266 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 6446 (19.44%) MS Excel
2 1454 (4.39%) MS Office
3 261 (0.79%) MS Visio
4 252 (0.76%) PowerPivot
5 167 (0.50%) Photoshop
6 152 (0.46%) InfoPath
7 149 (0.45%) MS Project
8 129 (0.39%) MS PowerPoint
9 108 (0.33%) SPSS
10 94 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
11 62 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
12 27 (0.081%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 25 (0.075%) AutoCAD
14 17 (0.051%) FastStats
15 16 (0.048%) Fireworks
16 15 (0.045%) Mingle
17 10 (0.030%) InDesign
18 8 (0.024%) Acrobat
19 7 (0.021%) PrintSoft PReS
19 7 (0.021%) CPLEX
Business Applications
1 716 (2.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 241 (0.73%) Dynamics AX
3 181 (0.55%) Dynamics NAV
4 112 (0.34%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 90 (0.27%) Dynamics GP
6 70 (0.21%) Magento
7 69 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
8 64 (0.19%) Markit EDM
9 53 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
10 51 (0.15%) Agresso
11 50 (0.15%) RMDS
12 48 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
13 41 (0.12%) Google Analytics
13 41 (0.12%) Sage 200
14 36 (0.11%) Oracle ERP
15 35 (0.11%) Towers Watson Igloo
16 34 (0.10%) Cognos TM1
17 28 (0.084%) Oracle Applications
18 24 (0.072%) HFM
18 24 (0.072%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 1195 (3.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 568 (1.71%) SaaS
3 388 (1.17%) Office 365
4 376 (1.13%) Amazon AWS
5 154 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
6 150 (0.45%) GitHub
7 108 (0.33%) PaaS
8 84 (0.25%) IaaS
9 67 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
10 55 (0.17%) Amazon S3
11 36 (0.11%) Trello
12 23 (0.069%) Google Cloud Platform
13 16 (0.048%) IBM SmartCloud
14 14 (0.042%) Amazon SQS
15 9 (0.027%) CloudFront
15 9 (0.027%) Google Apps
16 7 (0.021%) ElastiCache
16 7 (0.021%) OpenShift
16 7 (0.021%) Amazon ElastiCache
16 7 (0.021%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 1427 (4.30%) SAN
2 1321 (3.98%) Firewall
3 1114 (3.36%) Internet
4 1058 (3.19%) DNS
5 1048 (3.16%) TCP/IP
6 719 (2.17%) WAN
7 705 (2.13%) DHCP
8 660 (1.99%) LAN
9 548 (1.65%) HTTP
10 523 (1.58%) VPN
11 402 (1.21%) NAS
12 344 (1.04%) Intranet
13 251 (0.76%) VLAN
14 238 (0.72%) VoIP
15 219 (0.66%) Wireless
16 202 (0.61%) FTP
17 190 (0.57%) SSL
18 174 (0.52%) iSCSI
19 168 (0.51%) LDAP
20 156 (0.47%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6718 (20.26%) SQL Server 2008
2 5248 (15.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5124 (15.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3337 (10.06%) SQL Server 2012
5 2913 (8.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2899 (8.74%) SQL Server 2005
7 2866 (8.64%) Data Warehouse
8 2441 (7.36%) Relational Database
9 2405 (7.25%) MySQL
10 1200 (3.62%) Oracle Database
11 1121 (3.38%) NoSQL
12 1096 (3.31%) RDBMS
13 682 (2.06%) Big Data
14 666 (2.01%) OLAP
15 662 (2.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 632 (1.91%) MongoDB
17 626 (1.89%) SQL Server 2000
18 563 (1.70%) QlikView
19 549 (1.66%) DB2
20 534 (1.61%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 3291 (9.93%) Visual Studio
2 2170 (6.54%) Team Foundation Server
3 2148 (6.48%) NUnit
4 1520 (4.58%) Git (software)
5 1383 (4.17%) Rhino Mocks
6 1279 (3.86%) Subversion
7 1082 (3.26%) Moq
8 640 (1.93%) MSTest
9 609 (1.84%) TeamCity
10 561 (1.69%) JIRA
11 389 (1.17%) SpecFlow
12 384 (1.16%) Selenium
13 350 (1.06%) Jenkins
14 342 (1.03%) Eclipse
15 330 (1.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
16 325 (0.98%) ReSharper
17 323 (0.97%) Maven
18 287 (0.87%) JUnit
19 220 (0.66%) VSS/SourceSafe
20 208 (0.63%) Cucumber
General
1 6749 (20.35%) Finance
2 1591 (4.80%) Banking
3 1425 (4.30%) Retail
4 1206 (3.64%) Marketing
5 798 (2.41%) Telecoms
6 737 (2.22%) Advertising
7 564 (1.70%) Legal
8 549 (1.66%) Games
9 488 (1.47%) Front Office
10 440 (1.33%) Law
11 437 (1.32%) Investment Banking
12 429 (1.29%) Back Office
13 310 (0.93%) Manufacturing
14 251 (0.76%) Financial Institution
15 223 (0.67%) Publishing
16 157 (0.47%) Billing
17 151 (0.46%) Automotive
18 143 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
19 116 (0.35%) French Language
20 88 (0.27%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 18741 (56.52%) Developer
2 7756 (23.39%) .NET Developer
3 4506 (13.59%) C# Developer
4 3867 (11.66%) Analyst
5 3148 (9.49%) C# .NET Developer
6 2831 (8.54%) Senior Developer
7 2432 (7.33%) DBA
8 2304 (6.95%) Software Developer
9 1822 (5.49%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 1818 (5.48%) ASP.NET Developer
11 1761 (5.31%) SQL DBA
12 1618 (4.88%) Web Developer
13 1479 (4.46%) Administrator
14 1382 (4.17%) SQL Developer
15 1305 (3.94%) Consultant
16 1295 (3.91%) Support Analyst
17 1263 (3.81%) Applications Support
18 1230 (3.71%) Junior
19 1185 (3.57%) Architect
20 1097 (3.31%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18150 (54.74%) .NET
2 12724 (38.37%) ASP.NET
3 9120 (27.50%) HTML
4 7451 (22.47%) CSS
5 6447 (19.44%) ASP.NET MVC
6 5219 (15.74%) jQuery
7 4956 (14.95%) WCF
8 4588 (13.84%) .NET Framework
9 4317 (13.02%) XML
10 3948 (11.91%) Web Services
11 2799 (8.44%) HTML5
12 2494 (7.52%) Ajax
13 2329 (7.02%) WPF
14 2294 (6.92%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 1824 (5.50%) ASP.NET Web API
16 1681 (5.07%) LINQ
17 1564 (4.72%) WinForms
18 1537 (4.64%) AngularJS
19 1415 (4.27%) CSS3
20 1288 (3.88%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 2727 (8.22%) Analytical Skills
2 1768 (5.33%) Computer Science
3 1163 (3.51%) Clustering
4 1018 (3.07%) Replication
5 999 (3.01%) Enterprise Software
6 822 (2.48%) Management Information System
7 691 (2.08%) Inversion of Control
8 676 (2.04%) Mobile App
9 605 (1.82%) N-Tier
10 575 (1.73%) Mathematics
11 526 (1.59%) Client/Server
12 455 (1.37%) Open Source
13 426 (1.28%) Hedge funds
14 404 (1.22%) Visualisation
15 357 (1.08%) User Experience
16 344 (1.04%) Data Integration
17 335 (1.01%) Data Structures
18 287 (0.87%) Blackberry
19 276 (0.83%) Social Network
20 260 (0.78%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 8869 (26.75%) Windows
2 2707 (8.16%) Linux
3 2227 (6.72%) Windows Server 2008
4 1408 (4.25%) UNIX
5 1353 (4.08%) Windows Server 2012
6 1266 (3.82%) Windows Server 2003
7 909 (2.74%) Android
8 750 (2.26%) Windows 7
9 612 (1.85%) Apple iOS
10 420 (1.27%) Windows 8
11 392 (1.18%) Windows XP
12 366 (1.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 364 (1.10%) Solaris
14 161 (0.49%) CentOS
15 155 (0.47%) AIX
16 114 (0.34%) Windows Vista
17 101 (0.30%) Ubuntu
18 100 (0.30%) Debian
19 82 (0.25%) Windows Phone
20 71 (0.21%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 10326 (31.14%) Agile Software Development
2 9548 (28.80%) MVC
3 5338 (16.10%) TDD
4 4408 (13.29%) Scrum
5 4299 (12.97%) Business Intelligence
6 3628 (10.94%) OO
7 2416 (7.29%) Software Engineering
8 2217 (6.69%) BDD
9 2198 (6.63%) ETL
10 2172 (6.55%) Web Application Development
11 1972 (5.95%) ITIL
11 1972 (5.95%) Continuous Integration
12 1856 (5.60%) Performance Tuning
13 1838 (5.54%) Web Development
14 1831 (5.52%) E-Commerce
15 1544 (4.66%) Project Management
16 1466 (4.42%) CRM
17 1458 (4.40%) Unit Testing
18 1293 (3.90%) Mentoring
19 1181 (3.56%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 16887 (50.93%) SQL
2 16701 (50.37%) C#
3 9310 (28.08%) JavaScript
4 6020 (18.16%) T-SQL
5 3026 (9.13%) VB.NET
6 2980 (8.99%) Java
7 1610 (4.86%) VB
8 1210 (3.65%) PowerShell
9 1177 (3.55%) C++
10 1098 (3.31%) PHP
11 945 (2.85%) Ruby
12 817 (2.46%) VBA
13 704 (2.12%) PL/SQL
14 659 (1.99%) Python
15 555 (1.67%) Perl
16 492 (1.48%) C
17 452 (1.36%) VB6
18 404 (1.22%) VBScript
19 304 (0.92%) Shell Script
20 265 (0.80%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 4323 (13.04%) Degree
2 1850 (5.58%) Microsoft Certification
3 723 (2.18%) MCSE
4 701 (2.11%) Security Cleared
5 639 (1.93%) VCP4
6 456 (1.38%) MCP
7 453 (1.37%) MCITP
7 453 (1.37%) SC Cleared
8 366 (1.10%) MCSA
9 285 (0.86%) MCTS
10 267 (0.81%) ISEB
11 246 (0.74%) Cisco Certification
12 222 (0.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 196 (0.59%) ISTQB
14 182 (0.55%) CCNA
15 181 (0.55%) MCSD
16 173 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
17 125 (0.38%) Citrix Certification
18 124 (0.37%) DV Cleared
19 122 (0.37%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1275 (3.85%) QA
2 715 (2.16%) SLA
3 214 (0.65%) ISO 9001
4 159 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 93 (0.28%) Data Quality
6 79 (0.24%) PCI DSS
7 44 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 40 (0.12%) ISO 8583
9 29 (0.087%) HL7
10 24 (0.072%) PMBOK
10 24 (0.072%) COBIT
11 23 (0.069%) WAI
12 17 (0.051%) JSP 440
13 12 (0.036%) ISO 14001
14 9 (0.027%) Solvency II
15 8 (0.024%) GPG13
15 8 (0.024%) Basel II
16 7 (0.021%) EMIR
17 6 (0.018%) GAMP
18 4 (0.012%) WCAG
System Software
1 2775 (8.37%) Active Directory
2 1717 (5.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1060 (3.20%) Hyper-V
4 632 (1.91%) vSphere
5 471 (1.42%) XenApp
6 293 (0.88%) VMware ESX
7 262 (0.79%) VMware ESXi
8 251 (0.76%) Oracle RAC
9 231 (0.70%) XenDesktop
10 144 (0.43%) NFS
11 136 (0.41%) XenServer
12 109 (0.33%) Terminal Services
13 98 (0.30%) Oracle RMAN
14 91 (0.27%) vCloud
15 74 (0.22%) KVM
16 73 (0.22%) SRDF
17 72 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
18 62 (0.19%) UAG
19 60 (0.18%) ISA Server
20 49 (0.15%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 476 (1.44%) SCCM
2 391 (1.18%) SCOM
3 261 (0.79%) Puppet
4 217 (0.65%) Backup Exec
5 207 (0.62%) Nagios
6 175 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
7 163 (0.49%) HP Quality Center
8 158 (0.48%) Data Guard
9 135 (0.41%) NetBackup
10 132 (0.40%) Tivoli
11 116 (0.35%) Norton AntiVirus
12 102 (0.31%) SCVMM
13 93 (0.28%) WSUS
14 67 (0.20%) ZABBIX
15 58 (0.17%) OpenView
16 56 (0.17%) logstash
16 56 (0.17%) Opsview
17 52 (0.16%) Tivoli Storage Manager
18 46 (0.14%) WMI
18 46 (0.14%) Ansible
Vendors
1 12177 (36.72%) Microsoft
2 5326 (16.06%) Oracle
3 2579 (7.78%) VMware
4 1241 (3.74%) Citrix
5 1213 (3.66%) Cisco
6 912 (2.75%) HP
7 676 (2.04%) IBM
8 659 (1.99%) SAP
9 655 (1.98%) Business Objects
10 535 (1.61%) NetApp
11 496 (1.50%) Sybase
11 496 (1.50%) Cognos
12 483 (1.46%) Red Hat
13 465 (1.40%) Google
14 439 (1.32%) Facebook
15 433 (1.31%) Tableau
16 347 (1.05%) Dell
16 347 (1.05%) EMC
17 341 (1.03%) Apple
18 326 (0.98%) Symantec
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