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 3 June 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 5 6 7
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +1
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 16962 19088 18433
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 16.89% 17.11% 18.14%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 53.27% 54.11% 57.46%
Number of salaries quoted 14846 17026 16645
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
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
31839 35274 32082
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 31.71% 31.62% 31.57%
Number of salaries quoted 27163 30581 28110
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 £32,000 £30,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +3.89%

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 3 June 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 3 June 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 +2 6458 £52,500 +5.00% 738
South East 0 3503 £42,500 +6.25% 495
East of England -2 1409 £42,500 +6.25% 149
Yorkshire +1 1363 £37,500 - 229
North West 0 1295 £40,000 +6.66% 314
West Midlands -1 1058 £37,500 +2.53% 179
South West 0 1005 £36,250 +3.57% 201
East Midlands -2 703 £40,000 +6.66% 128
North East +2 188 £37,500 +15.38% 45
Midlands -2 15 £44,000 -2.22% 1
South Coast - 2 - -
SQL Server
UK

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 June 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 18257 (55.28%) .NET
2 16891 (51.14%) SQL
3 16727 (50.64%) C#
4 12491 (37.82%) ASP.NET
5 12026 (36.41%) Microsoft
6 10650 (32.24%) Agile Software Development
7 9746 (29.51%) MVC
8 9441 (28.58%) JavaScript
9 8811 (26.68%) Windows
10 8732 (26.44%) HTML
11 7026 (21.27%) CSS
12 6879 (20.83%) Finance
13 6659 (20.16%) ASP.NET MVC
14 6392 (19.35%) MS Excel
15 6131 (18.56%) T-SQL
16 6053 (18.33%) SQL Server 2008
17 5506 (16.67%) TDD
18 5399 (16.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 5286 (16.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 5150 (15.59%) Oracle
21 5120 (15.50%) jQuery
22 4947 (14.98%) WCF
23 4484 (13.58%) .NET Framework
24 4455 (13.49%) Degree
25 4437 (13.43%) Business Intelligence
26 4301 (13.02%) Scrum
27 4113 (12.45%) XML
28 3895 (11.79%) Web Services
29 3347 (10.13%) OO
30 3322 (10.06%) SQL Server 2012

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 June 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 2889 (8.75%) IIS
2 2785 (8.43%) SharePoint
3 1519 (4.60%) MS Exchange
4 1041 (3.15%) Node.js
5 817 (2.47%) CMS
6 786 (2.38%) Apache
7 731 (2.21%) BizTalk Server
8 686 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2010
9 659 (2.00%) Tomcat
10 547 (1.66%) WebSphere
11 534 (1.62%) SharePoint 2010
12 525 (1.59%) SharePoint 2013
13 452 (1.37%) JBoss
14 379 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2007
15 368 (1.11%) WebLogic
16 329 (1.00%) Lync
17 322 (0.97%) Umbraco
18 282 (0.85%) SAS
19 269 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2013
20 231 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 6392 (19.35%) MS Excel
2 1361 (4.12%) MS Office
3 272 (0.82%) MS Visio
4 210 (0.64%) PowerPivot
5 129 (0.39%) MS Project
6 128 (0.39%) MS PowerPoint
7 117 (0.35%) Photoshop
8 106 (0.32%) SPSS
9 83 (0.25%) InfoPath
10 58 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
11 31 (0.094%) Adobe Illustrator
12 23 (0.070%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 18 (0.054%) Fireworks
14 15 (0.045%) FastStats
15 13 (0.039%) Mingle
15 13 (0.039%) SOLIDWORKS
16 11 (0.033%) GNU Octave
17 10 (0.030%) AutoCAD
18 8 (0.024%) Solid Edge
19 7 (0.021%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 692 (2.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 193 (0.58%) Dynamics AX
3 142 (0.43%) Dynamics NAV
4 105 (0.32%) Dynamics GP
5 88 (0.27%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 84 (0.25%) RMDS
7 72 (0.22%) Magento
8 70 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
8 70 (0.21%) Cognos TM1
9 62 (0.19%) Markit EDM
10 52 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
11 50 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
11 50 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 48 (0.15%) SAP Business One
13 45 (0.14%) Sage 200
14 37 (0.11%) Oracle ERP
15 35 (0.11%) Oracle General Ledger
15 35 (0.11%) HFM
16 24 (0.073%) Sophis RISQUE
17 23 (0.070%) Fredhopper
Cloud Services
1 1352 (4.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 947 (2.87%) Amazon AWS
3 722 (2.19%) SaaS
4 380 (1.15%) Office 365
5 170 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
6 141 (0.43%) GitHub
7 111 (0.34%) PaaS
8 98 (0.30%) IaaS
9 86 (0.26%) Google Analytics
10 67 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
11 50 (0.15%) Amazon S3
12 45 (0.14%) Mimecast
13 32 (0.097%) Google Cloud Platform
14 26 (0.079%) AWS CloudFormation
15 13 (0.039%) Heroku
16 12 (0.036%) IBM SmartCloud
17 11 (0.033%) Google App Engine
17 11 (0.033%) Yammer
17 11 (0.033%) CodePlex
18 10 (0.030%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 1370 (4.15%) SAN
2 1172 (3.55%) Firewall
3 1052 (3.19%) DNS
4 1046 (3.17%) TCP/IP
5 993 (3.01%) Internet
6 712 (2.16%) WAN
7 688 (2.08%) LAN
8 674 (2.04%) DHCP
9 542 (1.64%) HTTP
10 460 (1.39%) VPN
11 396 (1.20%) NAS
12 287 (0.87%) VoIP
13 244 (0.74%) Intranet
14 229 (0.69%) SSL
15 216 (0.65%) VLAN
16 183 (0.55%) Fibre Channel
17 179 (0.54%) Network Security
17 179 (0.54%) SMTP
18 173 (0.52%) FTP
19 172 (0.52%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6053 (18.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 5399 (16.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5286 (16.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3322 (10.06%) SQL Server 2012
5 3049 (9.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2912 (8.82%) Data Warehouse
7 2515 (7.61%) SQL Server 2005
8 2383 (7.21%) Relational Database
9 1993 (6.03%) MySQL
10 1305 (3.95%) NoSQL
11 1139 (3.45%) Oracle Database
12 979 (2.96%) RDBMS
13 790 (2.39%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 734 (2.22%) Big Data
15 671 (2.03%) MongoDB
16 611 (1.85%) OLAP
17 535 (1.62%) SQL Server 2000
18 530 (1.60%) QlikView
19 504 (1.53%) DB2
20 482 (1.46%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3163 (9.58%) Visual Studio
2 2088 (6.32%) Team Foundation Server
3 2021 (6.12%) NUnit
4 1596 (4.83%) Git (software)
5 1259 (3.81%) Rhino Mocks
6 1200 (3.63%) Subversion
7 1108 (3.35%) Moq
8 735 (2.23%) MSTest
9 578 (1.75%) JIRA
10 552 (1.67%) TeamCity
11 485 (1.47%) Selenium
12 352 (1.07%) Jenkins
13 349 (1.06%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 332 (1.01%) Eclipse
15 330 (1.00%) SpecFlow
16 307 (0.93%) Maven
17 266 (0.81%) ReSharper
18 259 (0.78%) JUnit
19 240 (0.73%) VSS/SourceSafe
20 178 (0.54%) Ant
General
1 6879 (20.83%) Finance
2 1581 (4.79%) Banking
3 1506 (4.56%) Retail
4 1139 (3.45%) Marketing
5 739 (2.24%) Telecoms
6 625 (1.89%) Advertising
7 604 (1.83%) Front Office
8 600 (1.82%) Games
9 597 (1.81%) Legal
10 533 (1.61%) Back Office
11 377 (1.14%) Investment Banking
12 370 (1.12%) Law
13 350 (1.06%) Manufacturing
14 297 (0.90%) Publishing
15 239 (0.72%) Financial Institution
16 206 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
17 180 (0.54%) Automotive
18 162 (0.49%) Billing
19 95 (0.29%) Music Industry
19 95 (0.29%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 18843 (57.05%) Developer
2 8034 (24.32%) .NET Developer
3 4532 (13.72%) C# Developer
4 3716 (11.25%) Analyst
5 3196 (9.68%) C# .NET Developer
6 2863 (8.67%) Senior Developer
7 2428 (7.35%) DBA
8 2275 (6.89%) Software Developer
9 1867 (5.65%) SQL DBA
10 1722 (5.21%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 1685 (5.10%) ASP.NET Developer
12 1591 (4.82%) Web Developer
13 1461 (4.42%) Administrator
14 1398 (4.23%) SQL Developer
15 1297 (3.93%) Consultant
16 1271 (3.85%) Support Analyst
16 1271 (3.85%) Applications Support
17 1222 (3.70%) Architect
18 1181 (3.58%) Business Intelligence Developer
19 1179 (3.57%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18257 (55.28%) .NET
2 12491 (37.82%) ASP.NET
3 8732 (26.44%) HTML
4 7026 (21.27%) CSS
5 6659 (20.16%) ASP.NET MVC
6 5120 (15.50%) jQuery
7 4947 (14.98%) WCF
8 4484 (13.58%) .NET Framework
9 4113 (12.45%) XML
10 3895 (11.79%) Web Services
11 2689 (8.14%) HTML5
12 2442 (7.39%) Entity Framework
13 2179 (6.60%) Ajax
14 2173 (6.58%) ASP.NET Web API
15 2043 (6.19%) WPF
16 1882 (5.70%) AngularJS
17 1631 (4.94%) LINQ
18 1483 (4.49%) WinForms
19 1282 (3.88%) RESTful
20 1273 (3.85%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 2575 (7.80%) Analytical Skills
2 1948 (5.90%) Computer Science
3 1260 (3.81%) Clustering
4 1091 (3.30%) Enterprise Software
5 1074 (3.25%) Replication
6 853 (2.58%) Management Information System
7 765 (2.32%) Mobile App
8 702 (2.13%) Inversion of Control
9 689 (2.09%) Data Centre
10 619 (1.87%) Mathematics
11 606 (1.83%) Client/Server
12 521 (1.58%) Hedge funds
13 503 (1.52%) N-Tier
14 408 (1.24%) User Experience
15 398 (1.21%) Visualisation
16 377 (1.14%) Data Structures
17 341 (1.03%) Data Integration
18 306 (0.93%) Blackberry
19 279 (0.84%) Social Network
20 264 (0.80%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 8811 (26.68%) Windows
2 2781 (8.42%) Linux
3 2073 (6.28%) Windows Server 2008
4 1417 (4.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 1390 (4.21%) UNIX
6 1067 (3.23%) Windows Server 2003
7 881 (2.67%) Android
8 659 (2.00%) Windows 7
9 570 (1.73%) Apple iOS
10 412 (1.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 367 (1.11%) Solaris
12 333 (1.01%) Windows 8
13 321 (0.97%) Windows XP
14 158 (0.48%) CentOS
15 145 (0.44%) Ubuntu
16 136 (0.41%) Debian
17 104 (0.31%) Windows Vista
18 99 (0.30%) AIX
19 78 (0.24%) Windows Mobile
20 75 (0.23%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 10650 (32.24%) Agile Software Development
2 9746 (29.51%) MVC
3 5506 (16.67%) TDD
4 4437 (13.43%) Business Intelligence
5 4301 (13.02%) Scrum
6 3347 (10.13%) OO
7 2323 (7.03%) Software Engineering
8 2305 (6.98%) Web Application Development
9 2161 (6.54%) BDD
10 2147 (6.50%) ETL
11 2100 (6.36%) Continuous Integration
12 2030 (6.15%) SDLC
13 1928 (5.84%) ITIL
14 1910 (5.78%) Performance Tuning
15 1682 (5.09%) Web Development
16 1617 (4.90%) Project Management
17 1606 (4.86%) E-Commerce
18 1554 (4.70%) Unit Testing
19 1424 (4.31%) CRM
20 1282 (3.88%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 16891 (51.14%) SQL
2 16727 (50.64%) C#
3 9441 (28.58%) JavaScript
4 6131 (18.56%) T-SQL
5 3176 (9.62%) Java
6 2687 (8.14%) VB.NET
7 1435 (4.34%) VB
8 1328 (4.02%) PowerShell
9 1130 (3.42%) C++
10 1038 (3.14%) PHP
11 978 (2.96%) Ruby
12 759 (2.30%) Python
13 752 (2.28%) VBA
14 693 (2.10%) PL/SQL
15 630 (1.91%) C
16 595 (1.80%) Perl
17 402 (1.22%) VB6
18 371 (1.12%) VBScript
19 280 (0.85%) Shell Script
20 271 (0.82%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 4455 (13.49%) Degree
2 1767 (5.35%) Microsoft Certification
3 681 (2.06%) Security Cleared
4 664 (2.01%) MCSE
5 462 (1.40%) MCP
6 416 (1.26%) MCITP
7 407 (1.23%) SC Cleared
8 354 (1.07%) MCSA
9 282 (0.85%) ISEB
10 267 (0.81%) Cisco Certification
11 241 (0.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 205 (0.62%) MCTS
13 203 (0.61%) ISTQB
14 200 (0.61%) CCNA
15 174 (0.53%) ITIL Certification
16 173 (0.52%) MCSD
17 161 (0.49%) DV Cleared
18 141 (0.43%) Oracle Certification
19 102 (0.31%) Citrix Certification
20 101 (0.31%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1328 (4.02%) QA
2 613 (1.86%) SLA
3 163 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 156 (0.47%) ISO 9001
5 135 (0.41%) PCI DSS
6 112 (0.34%) Data Quality
7 62 (0.19%) COBIT
8 45 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 42 (0.13%) HL7
10 26 (0.079%) PMBOK
11 18 (0.054%) ISO 8583
11 18 (0.054%) FISMA
12 15 (0.045%) WAI
13 13 (0.039%) Dodd-Frank
14 11 (0.033%) EMIR
15 10 (0.030%) SNOMED CT
16 9 (0.027%) GPG13
16 9 (0.027%) GAMP
16 9 (0.027%) Basel II
17 8 (0.024%) JSP 440
System Software
1 2671 (8.09%) Active Directory
2 1731 (5.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 966 (2.92%) Hyper-V
4 620 (1.88%) vSphere
5 438 (1.33%) XenApp
6 320 (0.97%) VMware ESX
7 296 (0.90%) Oracle RAC
8 271 (0.82%) VMware ESXi
9 206 (0.62%) XenDesktop
10 145 (0.44%) NFS
11 113 (0.34%) XenServer
12 112 (0.34%) Terminal Services
13 103 (0.31%) Microsoft App-V
14 101 (0.31%) SRDF
15 80 (0.24%) vCloud
16 72 (0.22%) KVM
16 72 (0.22%) Varnish
17 58 (0.18%) Docker
18 46 (0.14%) UAG
19 41 (0.12%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 481 (1.46%) SCCM
2 342 (1.04%) SCOM
3 314 (0.95%) Puppet
4 237 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
5 208 (0.63%) Backup Exec
6 181 (0.55%) Nagios
7 180 (0.54%) Data Guard
8 121 (0.37%) WSUS
9 119 (0.36%) Tivoli
10 104 (0.31%) NetBackup
11 103 (0.31%) HP Quality Center
12 101 (0.31%) Oracle RMAN
13 95 (0.29%) Norton AntiVirus
14 82 (0.25%) ZABBIX
15 60 (0.18%) logstash
16 54 (0.16%) Graphite
17 50 (0.15%) Ansible
17 50 (0.15%) Kibana
18 49 (0.15%) SCVMM
18 49 (0.15%) OpenView
Vendors
1 12026 (36.41%) Microsoft
2 5150 (15.59%) Oracle
3 2591 (7.84%) VMware
4 1197 (3.62%) Cisco
5 1177 (3.56%) Citrix
6 774 (2.34%) HP
7 691 (2.09%) IBM
8 645 (1.95%) SAP
9 583 (1.77%) Business Objects
10 546 (1.65%) Sybase
11 514 (1.56%) Google
12 509 (1.54%) Tableau
13 506 (1.53%) Cognos
14 492 (1.49%) Facebook
15 478 (1.45%) Red Hat
16 471 (1.43%) NetApp
17 354 (1.07%) EMC
18 341 (1.03%) Apple
19 317 (0.96%) Dell
20 312 (0.94%) Symantec
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