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 28 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Apr 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 17137 19228 19359
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 16.55% 17.26% 18.66%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 53.35% 54.50% 58.24%
Number of salaries quoted 15038 17004 17473
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 £30,000 £29,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £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
32124 35282 33241
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 31.03% 31.67% 32.05%
Number of salaries quoted 27450 30252 29102
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +1.26%

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 28 April 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 28 April 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 0 6340 £52,500 +5.00% 839
South East -2 3537 £41,500 +3.75% 429
Yorkshire +1 1425 £37,500 - 252
East of England -3 1411 £40,000 - 170
North West -1 1395 £40,000 +6.66% 320
West Midlands -1 1105 £37,500 +1.35% 192
South West -1 1018 £36,000 +2.85% 170
East Midlands -2 760 £40,000 +3.22% 105
North East +2 207 £37,500 +9.48% 46
Midlands 0 8 £41,000 -8.88% 4
South Coast - 4 - -
SQL Server
UK

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 18246 (55.09%) .NET
2 16954 (51.19%) SQL
3 16760 (50.61%) C#
4 12649 (38.19%) ASP.NET
5 12132 (36.63%) Microsoft
6 10475 (31.63%) Agile Software Development
7 9662 (29.17%) MVC
8 9399 (28.38%) JavaScript
9 8922 (26.94%) HTML
10 8861 (26.76%) Windows
11 7245 (21.88%) CSS
12 6881 (20.78%) Finance
13 6527 (19.71%) ASP.NET MVC
14 6383 (19.27%) MS Excel
15 6347 (19.16%) SQL Server 2008
16 6156 (18.59%) T-SQL
17 5433 (16.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 5409 (16.33%) TDD
19 5265 (15.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 5145 (15.53%) jQuery
21 5025 (15.17%) Oracle
22 4896 (14.78%) WCF
23 4503 (13.60%) .NET Framework
24 4420 (13.35%) Business Intelligence
25 4369 (13.19%) Degree
26 4280 (12.92%) Scrum
27 4245 (12.82%) XML
28 3915 (11.82%) Web Services
29 3482 (10.51%) OO
30 3387 (10.23%) SQL Server 2012

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 2952 (8.91%) SharePoint
2 2940 (8.88%) IIS
3 1573 (4.75%) MS Exchange
4 990 (2.99%) Node.js
5 853 (2.58%) CMS
6 807 (2.44%) Apache
7 749 (2.26%) BizTalk Server
8 715 (2.16%) Exchange Server 2010
9 653 (1.97%) Tomcat
10 623 (1.88%) SharePoint 2010
11 565 (1.71%) SharePoint 2013
12 493 (1.49%) WebSphere
13 459 (1.39%) JBoss
14 425 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2007
15 352 (1.06%) WebLogic
16 342 (1.03%) Umbraco
17 303 (0.91%) Lync
18 294 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2013
19 267 (0.81%) SAS
20 260 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 6383 (19.27%) MS Excel
2 1418 (4.28%) MS Office
3 270 (0.82%) MS Visio
4 207 (0.63%) PowerPivot
5 141 (0.43%) Photoshop
6 134 (0.40%) MS Project
7 116 (0.35%) MS PowerPoint
7 116 (0.35%) InfoPath
8 109 (0.33%) SPSS
9 75 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
10 50 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
11 29 (0.088%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 19 (0.057%) FastStats
13 18 (0.054%) Fireworks
14 17 (0.051%) AutoCAD
15 12 (0.036%) SOLIDWORKS
16 11 (0.033%) Mingle
17 9 (0.027%) GNU Octave
18 8 (0.024%) Solid Edge
18 8 (0.024%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 724 (2.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 229 (0.69%) Dynamics AX
3 163 (0.49%) Dynamics NAV
4 96 (0.29%) Dynamics GP
5 86 (0.26%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 68 (0.21%) RMDS
7 67 (0.20%) Magento
8 57 (0.17%) Cognos TM1
9 54 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
10 53 (0.16%) Markit EDM
11 49 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 45 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
13 43 (0.13%) Sage 200
14 39 (0.12%) SAP Business One
15 35 (0.11%) Agresso
15 35 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
16 33 (0.100%) Oracle ERP
17 30 (0.091%) Oracle General Ledger
18 23 (0.069%) HFM
19 22 (0.066%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 1302 (3.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 900 (2.72%) Amazon AWS
3 660 (1.99%) SaaS
4 411 (1.24%) Office 365
5 164 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
6 124 (0.37%) GitHub
7 111 (0.34%) PaaS
8 103 (0.31%) IaaS
9 68 (0.21%) Google Analytics
10 64 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
11 52 (0.16%) Amazon S3
12 50 (0.15%) Mimecast
13 33 (0.100%) AWS CloudFormation
14 31 (0.094%) Google Cloud Platform
15 14 (0.042%) Trello
15 14 (0.042%) IBM SmartCloud
16 10 (0.030%) Amazon ELB
16 10 (0.030%) Google App Engine
16 10 (0.030%) CodePlex
16 10 (0.030%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 1408 (4.25%) SAN
2 1283 (3.87%) Firewall
3 1075 (3.25%) TCP/IP
4 1064 (3.21%) DNS
5 1026 (3.10%) Internet
6 723 (2.18%) WAN
7 696 (2.10%) DHCP
8 690 (2.08%) LAN
9 571 (1.72%) HTTP
10 478 (1.44%) VPN
11 392 (1.18%) NAS
12 260 (0.79%) VoIP
13 255 (0.77%) Intranet
14 239 (0.72%) SSL
15 238 (0.72%) VLAN
16 209 (0.63%) Wireless
17 190 (0.57%) FTP
18 176 (0.53%) Network Security
19 170 (0.51%) iSCSI
20 169 (0.51%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6347 (19.16%) SQL Server 2008
2 5433 (16.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5265 (15.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3387 (10.23%) SQL Server 2012
5 3034 (9.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2936 (8.87%) Data Warehouse
7 2662 (8.04%) SQL Server 2005
8 2372 (7.16%) Relational Database
9 2143 (6.47%) MySQL
10 1263 (3.81%) NoSQL
11 1113 (3.36%) Oracle Database
12 1029 (3.11%) RDBMS
13 765 (2.31%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 711 (2.15%) Big Data
15 662 (2.00%) MongoDB
16 627 (1.89%) OLAP
17 552 (1.67%) QlikView
18 547 (1.65%) SQL Server 2000
19 490 (1.48%) DB2
20 482 (1.46%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3239 (9.78%) Visual Studio
2 2142 (6.47%) Team Foundation Server
3 2036 (6.15%) NUnit
4 1511 (4.56%) Git (software)
5 1272 (3.84%) Rhino Mocks
6 1242 (3.75%) Subversion
7 1090 (3.29%) Moq
8 707 (2.13%) MSTest
9 585 (1.77%) JIRA
10 546 (1.65%) TeamCity
11 453 (1.37%) Selenium
12 356 (1.07%) SpecFlow
13 352 (1.06%) Jenkins
14 336 (1.01%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 333 (1.01%) Eclipse
16 327 (0.99%) Maven
17 281 (0.85%) ReSharper
18 272 (0.82%) JUnit
19 235 (0.71%) VSS/SourceSafe
20 176 (0.53%) Ant
General
1 6881 (20.78%) Finance
2 1581 (4.77%) Banking
3 1462 (4.41%) Retail
4 1214 (3.67%) Marketing
5 786 (2.37%) Telecoms
6 688 (2.08%) Advertising
7 581 (1.75%) Legal
8 557 (1.68%) Front Office
9 551 (1.66%) Games
10 501 (1.51%) Back Office
11 406 (1.23%) Law
11 406 (1.23%) Investment Banking
12 327 (0.99%) Manufacturing
13 251 (0.76%) Publishing
14 244 (0.74%) Financial Institution
15 182 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
16 161 (0.49%) Billing
17 151 (0.46%) Automotive
18 88 (0.27%) Electronics
19 86 (0.26%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 18868 (56.97%) Developer
2 7951 (24.01%) .NET Developer
3 4554 (13.75%) C# Developer
4 3716 (11.22%) Analyst
5 3216 (9.71%) C# .NET Developer
6 2830 (8.54%) Senior Developer
7 2458 (7.42%) DBA
8 2327 (7.03%) Software Developer
9 1857 (5.61%) SQL DBA
10 1820 (5.50%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 1790 (5.40%) ASP.NET Developer
12 1577 (4.76%) Web Developer
13 1480 (4.47%) Administrator
14 1373 (4.15%) SQL Developer
15 1326 (4.00%) Consultant
16 1255 (3.79%) Applications Support
17 1251 (3.78%) Support Analyst
18 1202 (3.63%) Junior
19 1193 (3.60%) Architect
20 1163 (3.51%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18246 (55.09%) .NET
2 12649 (38.19%) ASP.NET
3 8922 (26.94%) HTML
4 7245 (21.88%) CSS
5 6527 (19.71%) ASP.NET MVC
6 5145 (15.53%) jQuery
7 4896 (14.78%) WCF
8 4503 (13.60%) .NET Framework
9 4245 (12.82%) XML
10 3915 (11.82%) Web Services
11 2718 (8.21%) HTML5
12 2392 (7.22%) Entity Framework
13 2336 (7.05%) Ajax
14 2107 (6.36%) WPF
15 2041 (6.16%) ASP.NET Web API
16 1741 (5.26%) AngularJS
17 1641 (4.95%) LINQ
18 1511 (4.56%) WinForms
19 1314 (3.97%) CSS3
20 1254 (3.79%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 2614 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
2 1806 (5.45%) Computer Science
3 1234 (3.73%) Clustering
4 1094 (3.30%) Replication
5 1074 (3.24%) Enterprise Software
6 830 (2.51%) Management Information System
7 756 (2.28%) Mobile App
8 697 (2.10%) Inversion of Control
9 596 (1.80%) Client/Server
10 571 (1.72%) Mathematics
11 532 (1.61%) N-Tier
12 502 (1.52%) Open Source
13 497 (1.50%) Hedge funds
14 391 (1.18%) Visualisation
15 385 (1.16%) User Experience
16 383 (1.16%) Data Structures
17 370 (1.12%) Data Integration
18 291 (0.88%) Blackberry
19 275 (0.83%) Social Network
20 262 (0.79%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 8861 (26.76%) Windows
2 2788 (8.42%) Linux
3 2166 (6.54%) Windows Server 2008
4 1395 (4.21%) Windows Server 2012
5 1358 (4.10%) UNIX
6 1141 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
7 871 (2.63%) Android
8 687 (2.07%) Windows 7
9 568 (1.72%) Apple iOS
10 408 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 365 (1.10%) Windows 8
12 354 (1.07%) Solaris
13 352 (1.06%) Windows XP
14 164 (0.50%) CentOS
15 131 (0.40%) Ubuntu
16 115 (0.35%) Debian
17 109 (0.33%) AIX
17 109 (0.33%) Windows Vista
18 78 (0.24%) Windows 2000
19 66 (0.20%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 10475 (31.63%) Agile Software Development
2 9662 (29.17%) MVC
3 5409 (16.33%) TDD
4 4420 (13.35%) Business Intelligence
5 4280 (12.92%) Scrum
6 3482 (10.51%) OO
7 2375 (7.17%) Software Engineering
8 2255 (6.81%) Web Application Development
9 2188 (6.61%) ETL
10 2156 (6.51%) BDD
11 2024 (6.11%) Continuous Integration
12 1899 (5.73%) Performance Tuning
13 1897 (5.73%) ITIL
14 1719 (5.19%) Web Development
15 1640 (4.95%) E-Commerce
16 1558 (4.70%) Project Management
17 1525 (4.60%) Unit Testing
18 1467 (4.43%) CRM
19 1297 (3.92%) Mentoring
20 1188 (3.59%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 16954 (51.19%) SQL
2 16760 (50.61%) C#
3 9399 (28.38%) JavaScript
4 6156 (18.59%) T-SQL
5 3067 (9.26%) Java
6 2895 (8.74%) VB.NET
7 1523 (4.60%) VB
8 1290 (3.90%) PowerShell
9 1115 (3.37%) C++
10 1068 (3.22%) PHP
11 947 (2.86%) Ruby
12 746 (2.25%) VBA
13 732 (2.21%) Python
14 660 (1.99%) PL/SQL
15 580 (1.75%) Perl
16 568 (1.72%) C
17 427 (1.29%) VB6
18 366 (1.11%) VBScript
19 291 (0.88%) Shell Script
20 271 (0.82%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 4369 (13.19%) Degree
2 1817 (5.49%) Microsoft Certification
3 724 (2.19%) Security Cleared
4 702 (2.12%) MCSE
5 490 (1.48%) MCP
6 449 (1.36%) SC Cleared
7 428 (1.29%) MCITP
8 355 (1.07%) MCSA
9 275 (0.83%) ISEB
10 265 (0.80%) Cisco Certification
11 240 (0.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 234 (0.71%) MCTS
13 213 (0.64%) ISTQB
14 193 (0.58%) CCNA
15 180 (0.54%) MCSD
16 171 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
17 161 (0.49%) DV Cleared
18 124 (0.37%) Oracle Certification
19 115 (0.35%) Citrix Certification
20 102 (0.31%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1292 (3.90%) QA
2 636 (1.92%) SLA
3 200 (0.60%) ISO 9001
4 177 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 121 (0.37%) PCI DSS
6 100 (0.30%) Data Quality
7 49 (0.15%) COBIT
8 46 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 36 (0.11%) HL7
10 29 (0.088%) PMBOK
11 27 (0.082%) FISMA
12 22 (0.066%) WAI
13 20 (0.060%) ISO 8583
14 13 (0.039%) GPG13
15 12 (0.036%) JSP 440
15 12 (0.036%) Basel II
16 11 (0.033%) EMIR
17 8 (0.024%) ISO 14001
18 7 (0.021%) Solvency II
19 6 (0.018%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 2770 (8.36%) Active Directory
2 1760 (5.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1010 (3.05%) Hyper-V
4 643 (1.94%) vSphere
5 439 (1.33%) XenApp
6 292 (0.88%) VMware ESX
7 291 (0.88%) VMware ESXi
8 254 (0.77%) Oracle RAC
9 233 (0.70%) XenDesktop
10 142 (0.43%) NFS
11 125 (0.38%) XenServer
12 108 (0.33%) Terminal Services
13 87 (0.26%) vCloud
14 85 (0.26%) SRDF
15 79 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
16 74 (0.22%) KVM
17 59 (0.18%) Varnish
18 48 (0.14%) Docker
19 47 (0.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
20 45 (0.14%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 468 (1.41%) SCCM
2 344 (1.04%) SCOM
3 305 (0.92%) Puppet
4 228 (0.69%) Backup Exec
5 211 (0.64%) Opscode Chef
6 191 (0.58%) Nagios
7 164 (0.50%) Data Guard
8 127 (0.38%) Tivoli
9 123 (0.37%) NetBackup
10 116 (0.35%) HP Quality Center
11 110 (0.33%) Norton AntiVirus
12 105 (0.32%) WSUS
13 86 (0.26%) Oracle RMAN
14 76 (0.23%) ZABBIX
15 62 (0.19%) logstash
16 59 (0.18%) SCVMM
17 57 (0.17%) Graphite
18 49 (0.15%) OpenView
19 48 (0.14%) Ansible
19 48 (0.14%) Kibana
Vendors
1 12132 (36.63%) Microsoft
2 5025 (15.17%) Oracle
3 2591 (7.82%) VMware
4 1239 (3.74%) Cisco
5 1193 (3.60%) Citrix
6 825 (2.49%) HP
7 680 (2.05%) SAP
8 628 (1.90%) IBM
9 576 (1.74%) Business Objects
10 527 (1.59%) Sybase
11 509 (1.54%) Google
12 493 (1.49%) NetApp
13 491 (1.48%) Red Hat
14 484 (1.46%) Cognos
15 474 (1.43%) Facebook
16 470 (1.42%) Tableau
17 343 (1.04%) Apple
18 341 (1.03%) Symantec
19 331 (1.00%) EMC
20 321 (0.97%) Dell
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