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 23 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 5 5 6
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 18333 17809 19966
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 16.87% 17.48% 17.94%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 53.96% 55.97% 57.58%
Number of salaries quoted 16274 16000 18299
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 £37,000
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +1.35%
Database & Business Intelligence Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
33976 31817 34677
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 31.26% 31.22% 31.17%
Number of salaries quoted 29314 27787 30848
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £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 £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 23 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 23 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 +5 7016 £50,000 - 733
South East -3 4109 £40,000 - 420
North West +1 1481 £37,500 +7.14% 244
East of England -2 1388 £41,500 +10.66% 183
Yorkshire -2 1285 £35,000 +7.69% 215
South West +1 1152 £36,249 +3.56% 161
West Midlands +1 1077 £37,500 +1.35% 161
East Midlands 0 744 £35,125 +0.35% 111
North East -2 114 £33,500 -4.28% 41
Midlands -10 6 £47,500 +7.95%
SQL Server
UK

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 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 21489 (56.82%) .NET
2 19546 (51.68%) SQL
3 19342 (51.14%) C#
4 14625 (38.67%) ASP.NET
5 13463 (35.60%) Microsoft
6 9680 (25.59%) Windows
7 9663 (25.55%) MVC
8 9656 (25.53%) JavaScript
9 9585 (25.34%) HTML
10 8215 (21.72%) SQL Server 2008
11 7923 (20.95%) CSS
12 7724 (20.42%) Finance
13 7356 (19.45%) T-SQL
14 7276 (19.24%) MS Excel
15 6461 (17.08%) ASP.NET MVC
16 6385 (16.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 6334 (16.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 6069 (16.05%) Oracle
19 5922 (15.66%) WCF
20 5819 (15.39%) jQuery
21 5695 (15.06%) TDD
22 5479 (14.49%) XML
23 5207 (13.77%) Degree
24 4962 (13.12%) Agile Software Development
25 4955 (13.10%) Business Intelligence
26 4944 (13.07%) .NET Framework
27 4813 (12.73%) Web Services
28 4731 (12.51%) SQL Server 2012
29 4548 (12.02%) Scrum
30 4165 (11.01%) SQL Server 2005

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 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 3465 (9.16%) SharePoint
2 3229 (8.54%) IIS
3 1593 (4.21%) MS Exchange
4 1181 (3.12%) CMS
5 885 (2.34%) BizTalk Server
6 792 (2.09%) Apache
7 746 (1.97%) SharePoint 2010
8 740 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2010
9 722 (1.91%) Tomcat
10 664 (1.76%) SharePoint 2013
11 656 (1.73%) Node.js
12 504 (1.33%) WebSphere
12 504 (1.33%) Umbraco
13 411 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2007
14 314 (0.83%) WebLogic
15 306 (0.81%) SharePoint Server
16 303 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2003
17 287 (0.76%) Lync
18 265 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2013
19 263 (0.70%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 7276 (19.24%) MS Excel
2 1424 (3.77%) MS Office
3 193 (0.51%) MS Visio
4 192 (0.51%) Photoshop
5 185 (0.49%) MS PowerPoint
6 152 (0.40%) InfoPath
7 148 (0.39%) MS Project
8 117 (0.31%) PowerPivot
9 101 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
10 71 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
11 65 (0.17%) SPSS
12 54 (0.14%) FastStats
13 41 (0.11%) Fireworks
14 13 (0.034%) Acrobat
15 12 (0.032%) OmniGraffle
16 9 (0.024%) Mingle
17 7 (0.019%) LaTeX
17 7 (0.019%) S-PLUS
18 6 (0.016%) InDesign
18 6 (0.016%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 771 (2.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 215 (0.57%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 192 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
4 178 (0.47%) Dynamics NAV
5 121 (0.32%) Magento
6 106 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
7 101 (0.27%) Markit EDM
8 98 (0.26%) Cognos TM1
9 90 (0.24%) Dynamics GP
10 82 (0.22%) Fredhopper
11 74 (0.20%) Google Analytics
12 68 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
13 49 (0.13%) Oracle EBS R12
14 47 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
14 47 (0.12%) Oracle BPM
15 46 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
16 37 (0.098%) Visualfiles
17 35 (0.093%) HFM
17 35 (0.093%) Agresso
18 34 (0.090%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 768 (2.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 630 (1.67%) SaaS
3 375 (0.99%) Amazon AWS
4 251 (0.66%) Office 365
5 177 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
6 159 (0.42%) GitHub
7 99 (0.26%) IaaS
8 84 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
9 81 (0.21%) PaaS
10 48 (0.13%) Amazon S3
11 39 (0.10%) Trello
12 24 (0.063%) Force.com
13 15 (0.040%) Amazon SQS
13 15 (0.040%) Google Apps
14 14 (0.037%) Rackspace Cloud
15 13 (0.034%) Heroku
16 9 (0.024%) Amazon ELB
17 8 (0.021%) CloudFront
17 8 (0.021%) Basecamp
18 5 (0.013%) Pure360
Communications & Networking
1 1468 (3.88%) Internet
2 1365 (3.61%) SAN
3 1184 (3.13%) Firewall
4 1050 (2.78%) TCP/IP
5 1038 (2.74%) DNS
6 776 (2.05%) LAN
7 750 (1.98%) WAN
8 650 (1.72%) DHCP
9 534 (1.41%) VPN
10 488 (1.29%) HTTP
11 409 (1.08%) Intranet
12 365 (0.97%) NAS
13 256 (0.68%) VoIP
14 244 (0.65%) FTP
15 233 (0.62%) LDAP
16 183 (0.48%) Network Security
17 182 (0.48%) VLAN
18 174 (0.46%) SMTP
19 158 (0.42%) Wireless
20 156 (0.41%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8215 (21.72%) SQL Server 2008
2 6385 (16.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6334 (16.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4731 (12.51%) SQL Server 2012
5 4165 (11.01%) SQL Server 2005
6 3481 (9.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3460 (9.15%) Data Warehouse
8 2994 (7.92%) Relational Database
9 2422 (6.40%) MySQL
10 1440 (3.81%) RDBMS
11 1361 (3.60%) Oracle Database
12 1005 (2.66%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 991 (2.62%) OLAP
14 754 (1.99%) Crystal Reports
15 745 (1.97%) NoSQL
16 714 (1.89%) SQL Server 2000
17 598 (1.58%) DB2
18 554 (1.46%) Big Data
19 510 (1.35%) Oracle Database 11g
20 496 (1.31%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 3792 (10.03%) Visual Studio
2 2327 (6.15%) Team Foundation Server
3 2172 (5.74%) NUnit
4 1563 (4.13%) Subversion
5 1372 (3.63%) Rhino Mocks
6 1049 (2.77%) Git (software)
7 1000 (2.64%) Moq
8 657 (1.74%) MSTest
9 558 (1.48%) TeamCity
10 552 (1.46%) JIRA
11 543 (1.44%) Selenium
12 507 (1.34%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 415 (1.10%) Eclipse
14 360 (0.95%) SpecFlow
15 326 (0.86%) Maven
16 302 (0.80%) Jenkins
17 301 (0.80%) JUnit
18 297 (0.79%) Cucumber
19 290 (0.77%) ReSharper
20 259 (0.68%) Ant
General
1 7724 (20.42%) Finance
2 1913 (5.06%) Banking
3 1424 (3.77%) Marketing
4 1370 (3.62%) Retail
5 768 (2.03%) Games
6 736 (1.95%) Telecoms
7 690 (1.82%) Advertising
8 657 (1.74%) Front Office
9 635 (1.68%) Investment Banking
10 568 (1.50%) Law
11 559 (1.48%) Legal
12 553 (1.46%) Back Office
13 346 (0.91%) Manufacturing
14 339 (0.90%) Publishing
15 257 (0.68%) Financial Institution
16 255 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
17 208 (0.55%) Automotive
18 157 (0.42%) Billing
19 135 (0.36%) French Language
20 117 (0.31%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 22082 (58.38%) Developer
2 9008 (23.82%) .NET Developer
3 6070 (16.05%) C# Developer
4 4329 (11.45%) Analyst
5 4086 (10.80%) C# .NET Developer
6 3456 (9.14%) Senior Developer
7 2615 (6.91%) Software Developer
8 2595 (6.86%) ASP.NET Developer
9 2591 (6.85%) DBA
10 2344 (6.20%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 2098 (5.55%) SQL Developer
12 2035 (5.38%) Web Developer
13 1910 (5.05%) SQL DBA
14 1681 (4.44%) Administrator
15 1510 (3.99%) Consultant
16 1493 (3.95%) Architect
17 1436 (3.80%) Senior .NET Developer
18 1307 (3.46%) Applications Support
19 1300 (3.44%) Support Analyst
20 1261 (3.33%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21489 (56.82%) .NET
2 14625 (38.67%) ASP.NET
3 9585 (25.34%) HTML
4 7923 (20.95%) CSS
5 6461 (17.08%) ASP.NET MVC
6 5922 (15.66%) WCF
7 5819 (15.39%) jQuery
8 5479 (14.49%) XML
9 4944 (13.07%) .NET Framework
10 4813 (12.73%) Web Services
11 3054 (8.07%) WPF
12 2987 (7.90%) Ajax
13 2550 (6.74%) HTML5
14 2334 (6.17%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 2279 (6.03%) ASP.NET MVC 4
16 2179 (5.76%) WinForms
17 2042 (5.40%) LINQ
18 1451 (3.84%) NHibernate
19 1435 (3.79%) XSLT
20 1426 (3.77%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2477 (6.55%) Computer Science
2 1169 (3.09%) Enterprise Software
3 1136 (3.00%) Replication
4 1131 (2.99%) Clustering
5 803 (2.12%) Mobile App
6 754 (1.99%) Mathematics
7 753 (1.99%) Management Information System
8 717 (1.90%) N-Tier
9 623 (1.65%) Inversion of Control
10 588 (1.55%) Client/Server
11 538 (1.42%) Open Source
12 477 (1.26%) Hedge funds
13 371 (0.98%) Social Media
14 357 (0.94%) Data Integration
15 352 (0.93%) Blackberry
16 338 (0.89%) iPhone
17 304 (0.80%) Tandem
18 278 (0.74%) Fixed Income
19 272 (0.72%) Derivative
20 261 (0.69%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 9680 (25.59%) Windows
2 2568 (6.79%) Linux
3 2523 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 1619 (4.28%) Windows Server 2003
5 1595 (4.22%) UNIX
6 1080 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
7 942 (2.49%) Android
8 794 (2.10%) Windows 7
9 600 (1.59%) Apple iOS
10 460 (1.22%) Windows XP
11 413 (1.09%) Windows 8
12 334 (0.88%) Solaris
13 295 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 140 (0.37%) Windows Vista
14 140 (0.37%) AIX
15 128 (0.34%) CentOS
16 109 (0.29%) Debian
17 107 (0.28%) Windows Phone
18 96 (0.25%) Mac OS X
19 94 (0.25%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 9663 (25.55%) MVC
2 5695 (15.06%) TDD
3 4962 (13.12%) Agile Software Development
4 4955 (13.10%) Business Intelligence
5 4548 (12.02%) Scrum
6 4118 (10.89%) OO
7 2863 (7.57%) Software Engineering
8 2721 (7.19%) ETL
9 2511 (6.64%) E-Commerce
10 2262 (5.98%) Web Development
11 2204 (5.83%) Performance Tuning
12 2001 (5.29%) Web Application Development
13 1992 (5.27%) BDD
14 1921 (5.08%) Unit Testing
15 1850 (4.89%) Continuous Integration
16 1824 (4.82%) ITIL
17 1728 (4.57%) Project Management
18 1704 (4.51%) CRM
19 1408 (3.72%) OOP
20 1361 (3.60%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 19546 (51.68%) SQL
2 19342 (51.14%) C#
3 9656 (25.53%) JavaScript
4 7356 (19.45%) T-SQL
5 3806 (10.06%) VB.NET
6 3755 (9.93%) Java
7 1967 (5.20%) VB
8 1556 (4.11%) C++
9 1211 (3.20%) PHP
10 1021 (2.70%) PowerShell
11 975 (2.58%) PL/SQL
12 896 (2.37%) VBA
13 680 (1.80%) Ruby
14 636 (1.68%) C
15 591 (1.56%) Python
16 525 (1.39%) VB6
17 511 (1.35%) Perl
18 504 (1.33%) VBScript
19 386 (1.02%) Shell Script
20 233 (0.62%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 5207 (13.77%) Degree
2 2758 (7.29%) Microsoft Certification
3 1101 (2.91%) MCP
4 1004 (2.65%) MCTS
5 821 (2.17%) MCSE
6 804 (2.13%) MCSD
7 752 (1.99%) MCAD
8 527 (1.39%) MCITP
9 508 (1.34%) Security Cleared
10 383 (1.01%) Cisco Certification
11 369 (0.98%) ISEB
12 366 (0.97%) MCSA
13 327 (0.86%) CCNA
14 267 (0.71%) SC Cleared
15 202 (0.53%) ITIL Certification
16 196 (0.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 153 (0.40%) MCDBA
18 148 (0.39%) ISTQB
19 93 (0.25%) CCNP
19 93 (0.25%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1496 (3.96%) QA
2 671 (1.77%) SLA
3 303 (0.80%) ISO 9001
4 139 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 110 (0.29%) Data Quality
6 108 (0.29%) HL7
7 92 (0.24%) PCI DSS
8 50 (0.13%) WAI
8 50 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 40 (0.11%) COBIT
10 31 (0.082%) WCAG
11 26 (0.069%) EMIR
12 25 (0.066%) Solvency II
13 24 (0.063%) Dodd-Frank
14 21 (0.056%) ISO 8583
15 20 (0.053%) Basel II
16 17 (0.045%) GAMP
17 15 (0.040%) UCITS
18 13 (0.034%) Basel III
19 12 (0.032%) TickIT
System Software
1 2549 (6.74%) Active Directory
2 1518 (4.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 819 (2.17%) Hyper-V
4 449 (1.19%) vSphere
5 393 (1.04%) XenApp
6 335 (0.89%) VMware ESX
7 254 (0.67%) Oracle RAC
8 196 (0.52%) Oracle RMAN
9 168 (0.44%) XenDesktop
10 165 (0.44%) VMware ESXi
11 142 (0.38%) XenServer
12 128 (0.34%) Terminal Services
13 99 (0.26%) UAG
14 90 (0.24%) ISA Server
15 87 (0.23%) NFS
16 81 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
17 62 (0.16%) Terminal Server
18 58 (0.15%) KVM
19 56 (0.15%) Forefront TMG
20 46 (0.12%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 401 (1.06%) SCCM
2 267 (0.71%) SCOM
3 214 (0.57%) Backup Exec
4 206 (0.54%) Puppet
5 185 (0.49%) Data Guard
6 178 (0.47%) Nagios
7 152 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
8 140 (0.37%) HP Quality Center
9 139 (0.37%) WSUS
10 104 (0.27%) NetBackup
10 104 (0.27%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 74 (0.20%) Tivoli
11 74 (0.20%) Norton AntiVirus
12 65 (0.17%) OpenView
13 61 (0.16%) Control-M
14 57 (0.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 56 (0.15%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
16 53 (0.14%) EMC NetWorker
17 50 (0.13%) ZABBIX
18 48 (0.13%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 13463 (35.60%) Microsoft
2 6069 (16.05%) Oracle
3 2429 (6.42%) VMware
4 1211 (3.20%) Citrix
5 1099 (2.91%) Cisco
6 826 (2.18%) Business Objects
7 730 (1.93%) HP
8 654 (1.73%) Cognos
9 651 (1.72%) Sybase
10 644 (1.70%) IBM
11 634 (1.68%) SAP
12 624 (1.65%) Google
13 507 (1.34%) JBoss
14 405 (1.07%) NetApp
15 404 (1.07%) Facebook
16 400 (1.06%) Sitecore
17 387 (1.02%) Red Hat
18 321 (0.85%) Informatica
19 317 (0.84%) Salesforce.com
20 300 (0.79%) EPiServer
City, London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 26 minutes ago
Wokingham, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 50,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 34 minutes ago
Birkenhead, Merseyside
I4 Recruitment
Salary: £40k - 45k per year + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 37 minutes ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 32000 - 70000
Posted: 44 minutes ago
London
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £30000 to £65000 per annum - generous benefits package
Posted: 53 minutes ago
South West London
E-synergy Solutions
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 53 minutes ago
London
Artemis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £Excellent + Bonus
Posted: 56 minutes ago
West London
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: From £55,000 to £70,000 per annum + bonus + Pension + Health etc
Posted: 1 hour ago
West London
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum + bonus (20%) + Pension + health etc
Posted: 1 hour ago
Lincoln, Lincolnshire
Talent Spa
Salary: Dependant On Experience
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £32000 - £42000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Hertfordshire
Venturi
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + bonus + full benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Hertfordshire
Venturi
Salary: £50000.00 - £52000.00 per annum + bonus + full benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
South West London
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Salary: 30,000 - 35,000
Posted: 1 hour ago
Runcorn, Cheshire
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Salary: £30k - 35k per year
Posted: 1 hour ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
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Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
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Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Fantastic + prospects
Posted: 1 hour ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
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Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Fantastic + prospects + benefits
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Salary: £23000 - £35000 per annum
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