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 13 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 8 7 6
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -1
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 14752 16659 17945
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 15.78% 17.03% 18.26%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 49.75% 54.96% 55.37%
Number of salaries quoted 13064 14946 15835
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
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
29655 30309 32407
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 31.72% 30.98% 32.98%
Number of salaries quoted 25454 26223 27603
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 13 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server within the England region over the 3 months to 13 February 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
(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 -2 5315 £52,500 +5.00% 703
South East -2 3362 £42,500 +6.25% 424
Yorkshire +3 1256 £40,000 +6.66% 234
South West +2 1074 £37,500 +4.16% 183
North West +1 1066 £40,000 +5.26% 272
East of England -5 1037 £42,500 +6.25% 141
West Midlands -3 882 £40,000 +6.66% 182
East Midlands -4 621 £40,000 +3.89% 105
North East -4 146 £35,000 +1.44% 30
Midlands +21 13 £55,000 +12.82% 1
SQL Server
UK

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 16413 (53.46%) SQL
2 15611 (50.85%) .NET
3 14779 (48.14%) C#
4 10928 (35.60%) Microsoft
5 10153 (33.07%) ASP.NET
6 10089 (32.86%) Agile Software Development
7 8644 (28.16%) MVC
8 8410 (27.39%) JavaScript
9 7457 (24.29%) Windows
10 7298 (23.77%) HTML
11 6813 (22.19%) Finance
12 6210 (20.23%) CSS
13 6071 (19.78%) T-SQL
14 6043 (19.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 5756 (18.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 5730 (18.66%) ASP.NET MVC
17 5621 (18.31%) MS Excel
18 5251 (17.10%) SQL Server 2008
19 4973 (16.20%) Oracle
20 4873 (15.87%) TDD
21 4801 (15.64%) Business Intelligence
22 4302 (14.01%) jQuery
23 4208 (13.71%) WCF
24 4041 (13.16%) Degree
25 4028 (13.12%) .NET Framework
26 3597 (11.72%) Scrum
27 3527 (11.49%) SQL Server 2012
28 3432 (11.18%) XML
29 3288 (10.71%) SQL Server 2014
30 3265 (10.64%) Web Services

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 2491 (8.11%) IIS
2 2168 (7.06%) SharePoint
3 1237 (4.03%) Node.js
4 1115 (3.63%) MS Exchange
5 889 (2.90%) CMS
6 674 (2.20%) BizTalk Server
7 588 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2010
8 573 (1.87%) Tomcat
9 553 (1.80%) Apache
10 429 (1.40%) Umbraco
11 427 (1.39%) SharePoint 2013
12 414 (1.35%) JBoss
13 390 (1.27%) WebSphere
14 345 (1.12%) SharePoint 2010
15 332 (1.08%) WebLogic
16 326 (1.06%) Skype for Business
17 279 (0.91%) SAS
18 272 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2013
19 229 (0.75%) Sitecore CMS
20 217 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 5621 (18.31%) MS Excel
2 1095 (3.57%) MS Office
3 164 (0.53%) MS PowerPoint
4 162 (0.53%) MS Visio
5 97 (0.32%) SPSS
6 89 (0.29%) MS Project
7 76 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
8 70 (0.23%) Photoshop
9 37 (0.12%) InfoPath
10 21 (0.068%) S-PLUS
11 19 (0.062%) Adobe Illustrator
12 18 (0.059%) Fireworks
13 11 (0.036%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 8 (0.026%) GIMP
15 5 (0.016%) PrintSoft PReS
16 4 (0.013%) Gephi
16 4 (0.013%) Windchill
17 3 (0.010%) HipChat
17 3 (0.010%) InDesign
18 2 (0.007%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 526 (1.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 226 (0.74%) Dynamics AX
3 142 (0.46%) Markit EDM
4 125 (0.41%) Dynamics NAV
5 99 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
6 75 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 71 (0.23%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 69 (0.22%) SAP Business One
9 63 (0.21%) thinkFolio
10 62 (0.20%) FastStats
10 62 (0.20%) HFM
10 62 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
11 61 (0.20%) Hyperion Planning
12 51 (0.17%) Dynamics GP
13 50 (0.16%) Cognos TM1
14 47 (0.15%) Magento
15 38 (0.12%) Unit4 Business World
16 28 (0.091%) Infor SunSystems
16 28 (0.091%) Visualfiles
17 25 (0.081%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 1560 (5.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 861 (2.80%) Amazon AWS
3 604 (1.97%) SaaS
4 574 (1.87%) Office 365
5 158 (0.51%) GitHub
6 150 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
7 109 (0.36%) PaaS
8 103 (0.34%) IaaS
9 72 (0.23%) Mimecast
10 68 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
11 55 (0.18%) Google Analytics
12 37 (0.12%) Amazon S3
13 31 (0.10%) Yammer
14 28 (0.091%) Heroku
15 22 (0.072%) Force.com
16 20 (0.065%) Google Apps
17 18 (0.059%) Google Cloud Platform
18 16 (0.052%) AWS CloudFormation
18 16 (0.052%) Sage Pay
18 16 (0.052%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1073 (3.50%) Firewall
2 1050 (3.42%) SAN
3 870 (2.83%) Internet
4 849 (2.77%) DNS
5 720 (2.35%) TCP/IP
6 599 (1.95%) WAN
7 587 (1.91%) LAN
8 503 (1.64%) DHCP
9 501 (1.63%) VPN
10 401 (1.31%) HTTP
11 301 (0.98%) Intranet
12 268 (0.87%) SSL
13 258 (0.84%) NAS
14 232 (0.76%) VLAN
15 178 (0.58%) VoIP
16 172 (0.56%) Network Security
17 165 (0.54%) FTP
18 153 (0.50%) Wireless
19 144 (0.47%) iSCSI
20 143 (0.47%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6043 (19.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5756 (18.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5251 (17.10%) SQL Server 2008
4 3527 (11.49%) SQL Server 2012
5 3288 (10.71%) SQL Server 2014
6 3158 (10.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3138 (10.22%) Data Warehouse
8 2466 (8.03%) Relational Database
9 2057 (6.70%) MySQL
10 1809 (5.89%) SQL Server 2005
11 1488 (4.85%) NoSQL
12 1046 (3.41%) RDBMS
13 998 (3.25%) Oracle Database
14 794 (2.59%) Big Data
15 644 (2.10%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 612 (1.99%) OLAP
17 594 (1.93%) QlikView
18 558 (1.82%) BusinessObjects
19 514 (1.67%) MongoDB
20 487 (1.59%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2967 (9.66%) Visual Studio
2 2621 (8.54%) Team Foundation Server
3 1932 (6.29%) Git (software)
4 1650 (5.37%) NUnit
5 1412 (4.60%) Subversion
6 1019 (3.32%) Rhino Mocks
7 925 (3.01%) Moq
8 699 (2.28%) JIRA
9 677 (2.21%) MSTest
10 536 (1.75%) TeamCity
11 497 (1.62%) Selenium
12 394 (1.28%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 357 (1.16%) Jenkins
14 348 (1.13%) JUnit
15 316 (1.03%) Maven
16 264 (0.86%) Octopus Deploy
17 225 (0.73%) Eclipse
18 215 (0.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
19 200 (0.65%) SpecFlow
20 186 (0.61%) ReSharper
General
1 6813 (22.19%) Finance
2 1840 (5.99%) Banking
3 1381 (4.50%) Retail
4 1219 (3.97%) Marketing
5 794 (2.59%) Telecoms
6 639 (2.08%) Legal
7 588 (1.92%) Advertising
8 558 (1.82%) Games
9 527 (1.72%) Investment Banking
10 526 (1.71%) Back Office
11 491 (1.60%) Front Office
12 418 (1.36%) Law
13 330 (1.07%) Manufacturing
14 259 (0.84%) Financial Institution
15 236 (0.77%) Publishing
16 140 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
17 121 (0.39%) Automotive
18 118 (0.38%) Billing
19 90 (0.29%) Electronics
20 88 (0.29%) French Language
Job Titles
1 17272 (56.26%) Developer
2 8638 (28.14%) .NET Developer
3 7159 (23.32%) C# Developer
4 5258 (17.13%) C# .NET Developer
5 4522 (14.73%) SQL Developer
6 3679 (11.98%) Analyst
7 3470 (11.30%) ASP.NET Developer
8 3026 (9.86%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 2511 (8.18%) Senior Developer
10 2316 (7.54%) DBA
11 2096 (6.83%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
12 1931 (6.29%) SQL Server Developer
13 1868 (6.08%) Software Developer
14 1866 (6.08%) SQL DBA
15 1585 (5.16%) Business Intelligence Developer
16 1473 (4.80%) Administrator
17 1376 (4.48%) Web Developer
18 1277 (4.16%) C# Software Developer
19 1221 (3.98%) .NET Software Developer
20 1197 (3.90%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15611 (50.85%) .NET
2 10153 (33.07%) ASP.NET
3 7298 (23.77%) HTML
4 6210 (20.23%) CSS
5 5730 (18.66%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4302 (14.01%) jQuery
7 4208 (13.71%) WCF
8 4028 (13.12%) .NET Framework
9 3432 (11.18%) XML
10 3265 (10.64%) Web Services
11 2538 (8.27%) HTML5
12 2409 (7.85%) ASP.NET MVC 5
13 2388 (7.78%) ASP.NET Web API
14 2335 (7.61%) AngularJS
15 2287 (7.45%) Entity Framework
16 2080 (6.78%) WPF
17 2043 (6.65%) Ajax
18 1455 (4.74%) RESTful
19 1383 (4.50%) LINQ
20 1370 (4.46%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 2604 (8.48%) Analytical Skills
2 2022 (6.59%) Computer Science
3 1043 (3.40%) Clustering
4 1015 (3.31%) Replication
5 1001 (3.26%) Enterprise Software
6 668 (2.18%) Management Information System
7 653 (2.13%) Mobile App
8 646 (2.10%) Mathematics
9 615 (2.00%) Inversion of Control
10 598 (1.95%) User Experience
11 491 (1.60%) Data Centre
12 477 (1.55%) Hedge funds
13 476 (1.55%) Data Integration
14 443 (1.44%) Client/Server
15 411 (1.34%) Visualisation
16 353 (1.15%) N-Tier
17 259 (0.84%) NHS
18 257 (0.84%) Data Structures
19 251 (0.82%) Equities
20 249 (0.81%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 7457 (24.29%) Windows
2 3048 (9.93%) Windows Server
3 2171 (7.07%) Linux
4 1694 (5.52%) Windows Server 2008
5 1311 (4.27%) Windows Server 2012
6 1149 (3.74%) Unix
7 649 (2.11%) Android
8 588 (1.92%) Windows Server 2003
9 538 (1.75%) Windows 7
10 443 (1.44%) Apple iOS
11 349 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 285 (0.93%) Windows 8
13 210 (0.68%) Solaris
14 173 (0.56%) Windows XP
15 140 (0.46%) Windows 10
16 131 (0.43%) CentOS
17 111 (0.36%) AIX
18 99 (0.32%) Mac OS X
19 66 (0.21%) Windows Vista
20 62 (0.20%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 10089 (32.86%) Agile Software Development
2 8644 (28.16%) MVC
3 4873 (15.87%) TDD
4 4801 (15.64%) Business Intelligence
5 3597 (11.72%) Scrum
6 2774 (9.04%) OO
7 2679 (8.73%) ETL
8 2231 (7.27%) Web Application Development
9 2168 (7.06%) Software Engineering
10 2008 (6.54%) SDLC
11 1949 (6.35%) BDD
12 1897 (6.18%) Continuous Integration
13 1771 (5.77%) ITIL
14 1666 (5.43%) Performance Tuning
15 1556 (5.07%) Unit Testing
16 1496 (4.87%) Web Development
17 1473 (4.80%) Mentoring
18 1331 (4.34%) CRM
19 1295 (4.22%) Project Management
20 1264 (4.12%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 16413 (53.46%) SQL
2 14779 (48.14%) C#
3 8410 (27.39%) JavaScript
4 6071 (19.78%) T-SQL
5 2954 (9.62%) Java
6 2132 (6.94%) VB.NET
7 1426 (4.64%) VB
8 1245 (4.06%) PowerShell
9 973 (3.17%) C++
10 942 (3.07%) Ruby
11 866 (2.82%) PHP
12 810 (2.64%) PL/SQL
13 773 (2.52%) Python
14 735 (2.39%) VBA
15 554 (1.80%) C
16 469 (1.53%) Perl
17 431 (1.40%) VBScript
18 379 (1.23%) VB6
19 292 (0.95%) Shell Script
20 248 (0.81%) R
Qualifications
1 4041 (13.16%) Degree
2 1653 (5.38%) Microsoft Certification
3 734 (2.39%) Security Cleared
4 671 (2.19%) MCSE
5 420 (1.37%) MCSA
6 394 (1.28%) SC Cleared
7 350 (1.14%) MCITP
8 324 (1.06%) ISEB
9 306 (1.00%) Cisco Certification
10 287 (0.93%) MCP
11 225 (0.73%) CCNA
12 207 (0.67%) MCTS
13 197 (0.64%) ISTQB
14 179 (0.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 175 (0.57%) ITIL Certification
16 166 (0.54%) MCSD
17 110 (0.36%) CCNP
18 105 (0.34%) DV Cleared
19 101 (0.33%) MCDBA
20 96 (0.31%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1216 (3.96%) QA
2 603 (1.96%) SLA
3 582 (1.90%) Data Quality
4 151 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 90 (0.29%) PCI DSS
6 71 (0.23%) ISO 9001
7 48 (0.16%) MiFID
8 35 (0.11%) COBIT
9 33 (0.11%) HL7
10 23 (0.075%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 21 (0.068%) Solvency II
12 12 (0.039%) Dodd-Frank
13 11 (0.036%) EMIR
13 11 (0.036%) ISO15022
13 11 (0.036%) ISO20022
14 10 (0.033%) Disclosure Scotland
15 9 (0.029%) ISO22301
15 9 (0.029%) SSAE 16
16 8 (0.026%) GAMP
17 7 (0.023%) GxP
System Software
1 2329 (7.59%) Active Directory
2 1308 (4.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 715 (2.33%) Hyper-V
4 382 (1.24%) vSphere
5 358 (1.17%) XenApp
6 208 (0.68%) VMware ESX
7 169 (0.55%) Oracle RAC
8 144 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
9 118 (0.38%) Terminal Services
10 108 (0.35%) XenDesktop
11 68 (0.22%) Terminal Server
12 64 (0.21%) HDFS
13 61 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
14 56 (0.18%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
15 45 (0.15%) Docker
15 45 (0.15%) NFS
16 44 (0.14%) UAG
17 42 (0.14%) XenServer
18 41 (0.13%) Xen
19 35 (0.11%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 397 (1.29%) SCCM
2 228 (0.74%) Puppet
3 220 (0.72%) SCOM
4 195 (0.64%) Backup Exec
5 190 (0.62%) Opscode Chef
6 151 (0.49%) WSUS
7 143 (0.47%) Oracle RMAN
8 142 (0.46%) Data Guard
8 142 (0.46%) HP Quality Center
9 128 (0.42%) Nagios
10 99 (0.32%) Tivoli
11 85 (0.28%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 79 (0.26%) McAfee ePO
13 78 (0.25%) NetBackup
14 63 (0.21%) Ansible
14 63 (0.21%) Hyperic
15 58 (0.19%) Norton AntiVirus
15 58 (0.19%) Salt
16 55 (0.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
17 51 (0.17%) logstash
Vendors
1 10928 (35.60%) Microsoft
2 4973 (16.20%) Oracle
3 2107 (6.86%) VMware
4 1003 (3.27%) Citrix
5 877 (2.86%) Cisco
6 648 (2.11%) IBM
7 642 (2.09%) Tableau
8 640 (2.08%) HP
9 585 (1.91%) SAP
10 563 (1.83%) Google
11 454 (1.48%) Facebook
12 443 (1.44%) Sybase
13 406 (1.32%) NetApp
14 398 (1.30%) Cognos
15 366 (1.19%) Red Hat
16 299 (0.97%) Symantec
17 293 (0.95%) Sitecore
18 291 (0.95%) Informatica
19 275 (0.90%) Apple
20 261 (0.85%) Dell
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