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

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 5 6 6
Rank change year-on-year
+1 0
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 17440 18668 18130
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 16.90% 16.92% 17.83%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 53.33% 53.92% 56.62%
Number of salaries quoted 15321 16632 16329
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 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,250 £37,000
% change year-on-year
+1.91% +6.08%
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
32702 34623 32023
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 31.68% 31.37% 31.50%
Number of salaries quoted 27899 29971 28063
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 £32,500 £30,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £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 July 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 July 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
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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 6476 £52,500 +5.00% 767
South East +1 3683 £42,500 +6.25% 424
Yorkshire +2 1480 £38,000 +8.57% 234
East of England -3 1413 £42,500 +2.40% 162
North West 0 1314 £40,000 +6.66% 307
West Midlands -1 1106 £37,500 +2.33% 182
South West -1 1072 £37,500 +4.16% 182
East Midlands -2 704 £40,000 +6.66% 93
North East +2 194 £37,500 +10.29% 43
Midlands 0 18 £55,000 +22.22% 1
SQL Server
UK

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 18989 (55.05%) .NET
2 17590 (50.99%) SQL
3 17415 (50.49%) C#
4 12864 (37.29%) ASP.NET
5 12436 (36.05%) Microsoft
6 11141 (32.30%) Agile Software Development
7 10206 (29.59%) MVC
8 9774 (28.33%) JavaScript
9 9077 (26.31%) Windows
10 8925 (25.87%) HTML
11 7264 (21.06%) Finance
12 7201 (20.88%) CSS
13 6965 (20.19%) ASP.NET MVC
14 6634 (19.23%) MS Excel
15 6490 (18.81%) T-SQL
16 6150 (17.83%) SQL Server 2008
17 5767 (16.72%) TDD
18 5727 (16.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 5575 (16.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 5445 (15.78%) Oracle
21 5343 (15.49%) jQuery
22 5266 (15.27%) WCF
23 4683 (13.58%) .NET Framework
24 4669 (13.54%) Business Intelligence
25 4648 (13.47%) Degree
26 4533 (13.14%) Scrum
27 4141 (12.00%) XML
28 4035 (11.70%) Web Services
29 3432 (9.95%) SQL Server 2012
30 3413 (9.89%) OO

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 2939 (8.52%) IIS
2 2819 (8.17%) SharePoint
3 1529 (4.43%) MS Exchange
4 1139 (3.30%) Node.js
5 831 (2.41%) CMS
6 783 (2.27%) BizTalk Server
7 751 (2.18%) Apache
8 691 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2010
9 669 (1.94%) Tomcat
10 571 (1.66%) WebSphere
11 520 (1.51%) SharePoint 2013
12 490 (1.42%) SharePoint 2010
13 483 (1.40%) JBoss
14 387 (1.12%) WebLogic
15 362 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2007
16 361 (1.05%) Umbraco
17 335 (0.97%) Lync
18 286 (0.83%) SAS
19 260 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2013
20 201 (0.58%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 6634 (19.23%) MS Excel
2 1435 (4.16%) MS Office
3 255 (0.74%) MS Visio
4 232 (0.67%) PowerPivot
5 137 (0.40%) MS PowerPoint
6 118 (0.34%) MS Project
7 116 (0.34%) Photoshop
8 105 (0.30%) SPSS
9 68 (0.20%) InfoPath
10 44 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
11 30 (0.087%) Adobe Illustrator
12 24 (0.070%) Fireworks
13 21 (0.061%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 19 (0.055%) AutoCAD
15 15 (0.043%) FastStats
16 14 (0.041%) Mingle
17 12 (0.035%) SOLIDWORKS
18 11 (0.032%) GNU Octave
19 8 (0.023%) Solid Edge
20 7 (0.020%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 729 (2.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 201 (0.58%) Dynamics AX
3 139 (0.40%) Dynamics NAV
4 106 (0.31%) Dynamics GP
5 98 (0.28%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 83 (0.24%) RMDS
7 78 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
8 72 (0.21%) Cognos TM1
8 72 (0.21%) Markit EDM
9 66 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
10 63 (0.18%) Magento
11 60 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 58 (0.17%) SAP Business One
13 43 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
14 42 (0.12%) Sage 200
15 41 (0.12%) HFM
16 37 (0.11%) Oracle ERP
17 36 (0.10%) Oracle General Ledger
18 24 (0.070%) thinkFolio
18 24 (0.070%) Sophis RISQUE
Cloud Services
1 1506 (4.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 1010 (2.93%) Amazon AWS
3 763 (2.21%) SaaS
4 410 (1.19%) Office 365
5 154 (0.45%) GitHub
6 152 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
7 116 (0.34%) PaaS
8 105 (0.30%) IaaS
9 93 (0.27%) Google Analytics
10 61 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
11 42 (0.12%) Amazon S3
12 40 (0.12%) Mimecast
13 31 (0.090%) Google Cloud Platform
14 27 (0.078%) AWS CloudFormation
15 26 (0.075%) IBM PureFlex
16 14 (0.041%) Heroku
17 13 (0.038%) IBM SmartCloud
18 12 (0.035%) Yammer
19 11 (0.032%) Trello
19 11 (0.032%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 1360 (3.94%) SAN
2 1188 (3.44%) Firewall
3 1085 (3.15%) DNS
4 1071 (3.10%) TCP/IP
5 1006 (2.92%) Internet
6 773 (2.24%) WAN
7 753 (2.18%) LAN
8 670 (1.94%) DHCP
9 535 (1.55%) HTTP
10 448 (1.30%) VPN
11 391 (1.13%) NAS
12 293 (0.85%) VoIP
13 254 (0.74%) Intranet
14 217 (0.63%) SSL
15 213 (0.62%) VLAN
16 199 (0.58%) Network Security
17 195 (0.57%) SMTP
18 186 (0.54%) FTP
19 172 (0.50%) iSCSI
20 167 (0.48%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6150 (17.83%) SQL Server 2008
2 5727 (16.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5575 (16.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3432 (9.95%) SQL Server 2012
5 3287 (9.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3073 (8.91%) Data Warehouse
7 2559 (7.42%) SQL Server 2005
8 2491 (7.22%) Relational Database
9 2039 (5.91%) MySQL
10 1427 (4.14%) NoSQL
11 1202 (3.48%) Oracle Database
12 1020 (2.96%) RDBMS
13 842 (2.44%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 767 (2.22%) Big Data
15 684 (1.98%) MongoDB
16 629 (1.82%) OLAP
17 587 (1.70%) SQL Server 2000
18 524 (1.52%) QlikView
19 492 (1.43%) DB2
20 483 (1.40%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 3315 (9.61%) Visual Studio
2 2187 (6.34%) Team Foundation Server
3 2049 (5.94%) NUnit
4 1765 (5.12%) Git (software)
5 1294 (3.75%) Subversion
6 1268 (3.68%) Rhino Mocks
7 1138 (3.30%) Moq
8 767 (2.22%) MSTest
9 611 (1.77%) JIRA
10 594 (1.72%) TeamCity
11 502 (1.46%) Selenium
12 392 (1.14%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 377 (1.09%) Jenkins
14 330 (0.96%) SpecFlow
15 325 (0.94%) Eclipse
16 291 (0.84%) Maven
17 284 (0.82%) JUnit
18 257 (0.75%) ReSharper
19 243 (0.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
20 190 (0.55%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 7264 (21.06%) Finance
2 1677 (4.86%) Banking
3 1606 (4.66%) Retail
4 1205 (3.49%) Marketing
5 775 (2.25%) Telecoms
6 662 (1.92%) Games
7 656 (1.90%) Legal
8 611 (1.77%) Front Office
9 605 (1.75%) Advertising
10 599 (1.74%) Back Office
11 415 (1.20%) Manufacturing
12 396 (1.15%) Investment Banking
13 384 (1.11%) Law
14 319 (0.92%) Publishing
15 233 (0.68%) Financial Institution
16 218 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
17 183 (0.53%) Automotive
18 155 (0.45%) Billing
19 101 (0.29%) Electronics
20 100 (0.29%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 19662 (57.00%) Developer
2 8441 (24.47%) .NET Developer
3 4633 (13.43%) C# Developer
4 3943 (11.43%) Analyst
5 3312 (9.60%) C# .NET Developer
6 3040 (8.81%) Senior Developer
7 2568 (7.44%) DBA
8 2322 (6.73%) Software Developer
9 1971 (5.71%) SQL DBA
10 1725 (5.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 1700 (4.93%) ASP.NET Developer
12 1659 (4.81%) Web Developer
13 1544 (4.48%) SQL Developer
14 1531 (4.44%) Administrator
15 1366 (3.96%) Support Analyst
16 1344 (3.90%) Applications Support
17 1342 (3.89%) Architect
18 1336 (3.87%) Consultant
19 1283 (3.72%) Business Intelligence Developer
20 1263 (3.66%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18989 (55.05%) .NET
2 12864 (37.29%) ASP.NET
3 8925 (25.87%) HTML
4 7201 (20.88%) CSS
5 6965 (20.19%) ASP.NET MVC
6 5343 (15.49%) jQuery
7 5266 (15.27%) WCF
8 4683 (13.58%) .NET Framework
9 4141 (12.00%) XML
10 4035 (11.70%) Web Services
11 2791 (8.09%) HTML5
12 2599 (7.53%) Entity Framework
13 2385 (6.91%) ASP.NET Web API
14 2144 (6.22%) WPF
15 2132 (6.18%) Ajax
16 2018 (5.85%) AngularJS
17 1694 (4.91%) LINQ
18 1530 (4.44%) WinForms
19 1373 (3.98%) RESTful
20 1369 (3.97%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 2635 (7.64%) Analytical Skills
2 2069 (6.00%) Computer Science
3 1338 (3.88%) Clustering
4 1169 (3.39%) Replication
5 1137 (3.30%) Enterprise Software
6 899 (2.61%) Management Information System
7 789 (2.29%) Mobile App
8 736 (2.13%) Inversion of Control
9 688 (1.99%) Data Centre
10 634 (1.84%) Client/Server
11 632 (1.83%) Mathematics
12 527 (1.53%) Hedge funds
13 503 (1.46%) N-Tier
14 442 (1.28%) User Experience
15 423 (1.23%) Visualisation
16 382 (1.11%) Data Structures
17 345 (1.00%) Data Integration
18 298 (0.86%) Blackberry
19 292 (0.85%) Social Network
20 282 (0.82%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 9077 (26.31%) Windows
2 2843 (8.24%) Linux
3 2092 (6.06%) Windows Server 2008
4 1466 (4.25%) Windows Server 2012
5 1463 (4.24%) UNIX
6 1081 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
7 879 (2.55%) Android
8 661 (1.92%) Windows 7
9 560 (1.62%) Apple iOS
10 442 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 374 (1.08%) Solaris
12 336 (0.97%) Windows 8
13 321 (0.93%) Windows XP
14 148 (0.43%) CentOS
15 139 (0.40%) Ubuntu
16 136 (0.39%) Debian
17 127 (0.37%) AIX
18 104 (0.30%) Windows Vista
19 82 (0.24%) Windows Mobile
19 82 (0.24%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 11141 (32.30%) Agile Software Development
2 10206 (29.59%) MVC
3 5767 (16.72%) TDD
4 4669 (13.54%) Business Intelligence
5 4533 (13.14%) Scrum
6 3413 (9.89%) OO
7 2353 (6.82%) Web Application Development
8 2338 (6.78%) Software Engineering
9 2294 (6.65%) ETL
10 2252 (6.53%) BDD
11 2208 (6.40%) Continuous Integration
12 2137 (6.20%) SDLC
13 2073 (6.01%) Performance Tuning
14 2010 (5.83%) ITIL
15 1673 (4.85%) E-Commerce
16 1656 (4.80%) Web Development
17 1651 (4.79%) Project Management
18 1620 (4.70%) Unit Testing
19 1532 (4.44%) CRM
20 1406 (4.08%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 17590 (50.99%) SQL
2 17415 (50.49%) C#
3 9774 (28.33%) JavaScript
4 6490 (18.81%) T-SQL
5 3358 (9.73%) Java
6 2767 (8.02%) VB.NET
7 1489 (4.32%) VB
8 1378 (3.99%) PowerShell
9 1176 (3.41%) C++
10 1048 (3.04%) PHP
11 1023 (2.97%) Ruby
12 804 (2.33%) VBA
13 802 (2.32%) Python
14 719 (2.08%) PL/SQL
15 663 (1.92%) C
16 594 (1.72%) Perl
17 404 (1.17%) VB6
18 402 (1.17%) VBScript
19 295 (0.86%) Shell Script
20 276 (0.80%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 4648 (13.47%) Degree
2 1802 (5.22%) Microsoft Certification
3 688 (1.99%) MCSE
4 682 (1.98%) Security Cleared
5 467 (1.35%) MCP
6 429 (1.24%) MCITP
7 384 (1.11%) SC Cleared
8 371 (1.08%) MCSA
9 315 (0.91%) ISEB
10 270 (0.78%) Cisco Certification
11 240 (0.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 214 (0.62%) ISTQB
13 208 (0.60%) CCNA
14 197 (0.57%) MCTS
15 177 (0.51%) MCSD
16 175 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
17 166 (0.48%) DV Cleared
18 129 (0.37%) Oracle Certification
19 110 (0.32%) HND
20 93 (0.27%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1420 (4.12%) QA
2 630 (1.83%) SLA
3 155 (0.45%) ISO 9001
4 152 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 140 (0.41%) Data Quality
6 132 (0.38%) PCI DSS
7 62 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 57 (0.17%) COBIT
9 50 (0.14%) HL7
10 17 (0.049%) GAMP
11 16 (0.046%) PMBOK
12 15 (0.043%) SNOMED CT
13 13 (0.038%) Dodd-Frank
14 12 (0.035%) FISMA
14 12 (0.035%) ISO 8583
15 11 (0.032%) ISO 14001
16 10 (0.029%) WAI
16 10 (0.029%) Solvency II
17 9 (0.026%) GPG13
17 9 (0.026%) EMIR
System Software
1 2696 (7.82%) Active Directory
2 1788 (5.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 944 (2.74%) Hyper-V
4 604 (1.75%) vSphere
5 462 (1.34%) XenApp
6 330 (0.96%) VMware ESX
7 309 (0.90%) Oracle RAC
8 261 (0.76%) VMware ESXi
9 191 (0.55%) XenDesktop
10 137 (0.40%) NFS
11 125 (0.36%) Terminal Services
12 119 (0.34%) XenServer
13 115 (0.33%) Microsoft App-V
14 96 (0.28%) SRDF
15 81 (0.23%) vCloud
16 76 (0.22%) Varnish
17 67 (0.19%) KVM
18 63 (0.18%) Docker
19 60 (0.17%) UAG
20 44 (0.13%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 492 (1.43%) SCCM
2 348 (1.01%) SCOM
3 325 (0.94%) Puppet
4 258 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
5 210 (0.61%) Backup Exec
6 200 (0.58%) Data Guard
7 185 (0.54%) Nagios
8 140 (0.41%) WSUS
9 115 (0.33%) Tivoli
10 109 (0.32%) Oracle RMAN
11 104 (0.30%) NetBackup
12 97 (0.28%) Norton AntiVirus
13 96 (0.28%) HP Quality Center
14 84 (0.24%) ZABBIX
15 57 (0.17%) logstash
16 50 (0.14%) Ansible
17 49 (0.14%) Graphite
18 47 (0.14%) Kibana
18 47 (0.14%) HAProxy
18 47 (0.14%) Hyperic
Vendors
1 12436 (36.05%) Microsoft
2 5445 (15.78%) Oracle
3 2737 (7.93%) VMware
4 1224 (3.55%) Citrix
5 1207 (3.50%) Cisco
6 840 (2.44%) HP
7 732 (2.12%) IBM
8 673 (1.95%) SAP
9 604 (1.75%) Business Objects
10 568 (1.65%) Sybase
11 546 (1.58%) Google
12 523 (1.52%) Facebook
13 507 (1.47%) Tableau
14 506 (1.47%) Cognos
15 489 (1.42%) NetApp
16 481 (1.39%) Red Hat
17 340 (0.99%) EMC
18 321 (0.93%) Dell
19 319 (0.92%) Apple
20 310 (0.90%) Symantec
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