The table below looks at the statistics for SQL 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 over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 4 2 3
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +1
Permanent jobs citing SQL 22187 23717 22008
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 21.70% 22.14% 22.13%
As % of the Programming Languages category 42.10% 43.22% 41.80%
Number of salaries quoted 19040 20300 19353
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
SQL
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in permanent jobs advertised in the England region.

Programming Languages Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
52701 54876 52652
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 51.55% 51.22% 52.95%
Number of salaries quoted 45466 46455 45635
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%

SQL
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing SQL across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

SQL Jobs Demand Trend in England

SQL
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SQL across the England region.

SQL Salary Trend in England

SQL
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SQL across the England region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

SQL Salary Histogram in England

SQL
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 within the England region over the 3 months to 28 August 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 9480 £55,000 +10.00% 1098
South East 0 4388 £40,500 +1.25% 545
East of England 0 1783 £43,500 +6.09% 236
Yorkshire 0 1592 £40,000 +14.28% 248
North West 0 1527 £37,500 +7.14% 353
South West -1 1327 £37,000 +5.71% 280
West Midlands 0 1244 £37,500 - 212
East Midlands -4 724 £37,500 +7.14% 142
North East -6 126 £37,500 +15.38% 37
Midlands +2 39 £55,000 +29.41% 2
SQL
UK

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the England region citing SQL 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.

1 16751 (37.93%) SQL Server
2 13792 (31.23%) .NET
3 13386 (30.31%) C#
4 11595 (26.25%) Agile Software Development
5 11368 (25.74%) Finance
6 10495 (23.76%) Microsoft
7 10220 (23.14%) JavaScript
8 9448 (21.39%) HTML
9 9075 (20.55%) Oracle
10 9053 (20.50%) Java
11 8546 (19.35%) Windows
12 7755 (17.56%) T-SQL
13 7574 (17.15%) ASP.NET
14 7242 (16.40%) Degree
15 7085 (16.04%) CSS
16 6320 (14.31%) MS Excel
17 6221 (14.09%) MVC
18 6188 (14.01%) Business Intelligence
19 5882 (13.32%) XML
20 5730 (12.97%) Linux
21 5709 (12.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
22 5490 (12.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
23 4946 (11.20%) Analytical Skills
24 4920 (11.14%) jQuery
25 4718 (10.68%) Web Services
26 4335 (9.82%) UNIX
27 4190 (9.49%) Data Warehouse
28 4083 (9.24%) TDD
29 3900 (8.83%) Scrum
30 3873 (8.77%) Computer Science

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the England region citing SQL 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. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2412 (5.46%) SharePoint
2 2219 (5.02%) IIS
3 1334 (3.02%) Tomcat
4 1323 (3.00%) Apache
5 1155 (2.62%) SAS
6 1040 (2.35%) MS Exchange
7 735 (1.66%) WebLogic
8 728 (1.65%) CMS
9 719 (1.63%) WebSphere
10 619 (1.40%) JBoss
11 495 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2010
12 489 (1.11%) Node.js
13 406 (0.92%) BizTalk Server
14 321 (0.73%) Elasticsearch
15 307 (0.70%) SharePoint 2013
16 294 (0.67%) Lync
17 293 (0.66%) Apache Pig
18 267 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2013
19 259 (0.59%) SharePoint 2010
19 259 (0.59%) Umbraco
Applications
1 6320 (14.31%) MS Excel
2 1791 (4.06%) MS Office
3 426 (0.96%) SPSS
4 413 (0.94%) MS PowerPoint
5 325 (0.74%) MS Visio
6 280 (0.63%) PowerPivot
7 188 (0.43%) Photoshop
8 163 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
9 143 (0.32%) MS Project
10 91 (0.21%) FastStats
11 78 (0.18%) InfoPath
12 42 (0.095%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 42 (0.095%) Adobe Illustrator
13 20 (0.045%) GNU Octave
14 16 (0.036%) InDesign
14 16 (0.036%) Fireworks
15 15 (0.034%) SOLIDWORKS
16 14 (0.032%) AutoCAD
17 11 (0.025%) S-PLUS
18 10 (0.023%) Stata
Business Applications
1 621 (1.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 551 (1.25%) Oracle EBS
3 391 (0.89%) Oracle EBS R12
4 321 (0.73%) Oracle Applications
5 237 (0.54%) Oracle General Ledger
6 199 (0.45%) Oracle Financials
7 194 (0.44%) Oracle Payables
8 166 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
9 154 (0.35%) Oracle Receivables
10 147 (0.33%) Dynamics NAV
11 134 (0.30%) Cognos Business Intelligence
12 116 (0.26%) Oracle Assets
13 114 (0.26%) Oracle 11i
14 111 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
15 104 (0.24%) Cognos TM1
15 104 (0.24%) Oracle BPM
16 100 (0.23%) Magento
17 98 (0.22%) Markit EDM
18 77 (0.17%) Oracle iProcurement
19 70 (0.16%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 1157 (2.62%) Amazon AWS
2 1052 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 938 (2.12%) SaaS
4 372 (0.84%) Office 365
5 266 (0.60%) Google Analytics
6 184 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
7 146 (0.33%) GitHub
8 143 (0.32%) Amazon EC2
9 102 (0.23%) Amazon S3
10 90 (0.20%) PaaS
11 89 (0.20%) IaaS
11 89 (0.20%) Amazon EMR
12 64 (0.14%) Google Cloud Platform
13 56 (0.13%) Adobe Analytics
14 41 (0.093%) Force.com
15 40 (0.091%) Heroku
16 37 (0.084%) Mimecast
17 33 (0.075%) Google App Engine
18 31 (0.070%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
19 18 (0.041%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1118 (2.53%) Firewall
2 1044 (2.36%) TCP/IP
3 1019 (2.31%) DNS
4 953 (2.16%) Internet
5 918 (2.08%) SAN
6 787 (1.78%) LAN
7 780 (1.77%) WAN
8 694 (1.57%) HTTP
9 564 (1.28%) DHCP
10 383 (0.87%) VPN
11 333 (0.75%) VoIP
12 277 (0.63%) SSL
13 274 (0.62%) Intranet
14 262 (0.59%) SMTP
14 262 (0.59%) NAS
15 221 (0.50%) Network Security
16 204 (0.46%) FTP
17 171 (0.39%) Wireless
18 163 (0.37%) LDAP
19 155 (0.35%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16751 (37.93%) SQL Server
2 5709 (12.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5490 (12.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4190 (9.49%) Data Warehouse
5 3399 (7.70%) SQL Server 2008
6 3247 (7.35%) Relational Database
7 3180 (7.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2859 (6.47%) MySQL
9 2592 (5.87%) Oracle Database
10 2271 (5.14%) SQL Server 2012
11 1719 (3.89%) Big Data
12 1443 (3.27%) NoSQL
13 1419 (3.21%) RDBMS
14 1341 (3.04%) SQL Server 2005
15 1172 (2.65%) MongoDB
16 1151 (2.61%) Hadoop
17 1102 (2.50%) BusinessObjects
18 1096 (2.48%) Oracle Database 11g
19 870 (1.97%) Oracle Reports
20 840 (1.90%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 2643 (5.98%) Visual Studio
2 2052 (4.65%) Team Foundation Server
3 1917 (4.34%) Git (software)
4 1703 (3.86%) Subversion
5 1372 (3.11%) Selenium
6 1184 (2.68%) JIRA
7 945 (2.14%) Jenkins
8 870 (1.97%) Maven
9 867 (1.96%) JUnit
10 736 (1.67%) Eclipse
11 726 (1.64%) NUnit
12 660 (1.49%) Oracle Forms
13 443 (1.00%) TeamCity
14 440 (1.00%) Cucumber
15 417 (0.94%) WebDriver
16 410 (0.93%) Ant
17 390 (0.88%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
18 324 (0.73%) Toad
19 309 (0.70%) SoapUI
20 303 (0.69%) HP UFT
General
1 11368 (25.74%) Finance
2 3297 (7.47%) Banking
3 2151 (4.87%) Retail
4 1894 (4.29%) Marketing
5 1418 (3.21%) Front Office
6 1328 (3.01%) Telecoms
7 974 (2.21%) Investment Banking
8 886 (2.01%) Back Office
9 783 (1.77%) Games
10 690 (1.56%) Legal
11 609 (1.38%) Advertising
12 561 (1.27%) Financial Institution
13 550 (1.25%) Manufacturing
14 548 (1.24%) Law
15 283 (0.64%) Publishing
16 231 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
17 221 (0.50%) Billing
18 192 (0.43%) Electronics
19 150 (0.34%) Automotive
20 142 (0.32%) French Language
Job Titles
1 20652 (46.76%) Developer
2 8598 (19.47%) Analyst
3 4541 (10.28%) .NET Developer
4 3448 (7.81%) C# Developer
5 3247 (7.35%) Senior Developer
6 2739 (6.20%) Java Developer
7 2607 (5.90%) Support Analyst
8 2543 (5.76%) Applications Support
9 2492 (5.64%) DBA
10 2337 (5.29%) Software Developer
11 2264 (5.13%) C# .NET Developer
12 2185 (4.95%) SQL Developer
13 1782 (4.03%) SQL DBA
14 1702 (3.85%) Consultant
15 1650 (3.74%) Software Engineer
16 1631 (3.69%) Business Intelligence Developer
17 1620 (3.67%) Junior
18 1594 (3.61%) Administrator
19 1532 (3.47%) Business Analyst
20 1505 (3.41%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13792 (31.23%) .NET
2 9448 (21.39%) HTML
3 7574 (17.15%) ASP.NET
4 7085 (16.04%) CSS
5 5882 (13.32%) XML
6 4920 (11.14%) jQuery
7 4718 (10.68%) Web Services
8 3133 (7.09%) .NET Framework
9 3052 (6.91%) ASP.NET MVC
10 2689 (6.09%) HTML5
11 2577 (5.83%) WCF
12 2365 (5.35%) Spring
13 1997 (4.52%) Ajax
14 1712 (3.88%) AngularJS
15 1669 (3.78%) J2EE
16 1666 (3.77%) SOAP
17 1593 (3.61%) Entity Framework
18 1428 (3.23%) WPF
19 1412 (3.20%) REST
20 1374 (3.11%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 4946 (11.20%) Analytical Skills
2 3873 (8.77%) Computer Science
3 1665 (3.77%) Mathematics
4 1247 (2.82%) Management Information System
5 1152 (2.61%) Replication
6 1091 (2.47%) Clustering
7 1076 (2.44%) Visualisation
8 846 (1.92%) Statistics
9 819 (1.85%) User Experience
10 788 (1.78%) Mobile App
11 786 (1.78%) Hedge funds
12 785 (1.78%) Enterprise Software
13 754 (1.71%) Derivative
14 752 (1.70%) Equities
15 726 (1.64%) Client/Server
16 716 (1.62%) Data Centre
17 703 (1.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 642 (1.45%) Data Structures
19 619 (1.40%) Fixed Income
20 616 (1.39%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 8546 (19.35%) Windows
2 5730 (12.97%) Linux
3 4335 (9.82%) UNIX
4 1718 (3.89%) Windows Server 2008
5 1252 (2.83%) Windows Server 2012
6 923 (2.09%) Windows Server 2003
7 804 (1.82%) Android
8 649 (1.47%) Apple iOS
9 603 (1.37%) Windows 7
10 585 (1.32%) Solaris
11 417 (0.94%) Windows 8
12 400 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 364 (0.82%) Windows XP
14 278 (0.63%) AIX
15 234 (0.53%) CentOS
16 166 (0.38%) Ubuntu
17 120 (0.27%) Mac OS X
18 110 (0.25%) Debian
19 91 (0.21%) Windows Mobile
19 91 (0.21%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 11595 (26.25%) Agile Software Development
2 6221 (14.09%) MVC
3 6188 (14.01%) Business Intelligence
4 4083 (9.24%) TDD
5 3900 (8.83%) Scrum
6 3708 (8.40%) OO
7 3654 (8.27%) Software Engineering
8 3255 (7.37%) ETL
9 3075 (6.96%) SDLC
10 2830 (6.41%) Analytics
11 2571 (5.82%) Performance Tuning
12 2560 (5.80%) ITIL
13 2139 (4.84%) Project Management
14 2086 (4.72%) E-Commerce
15 2029 (4.59%) Unit Testing
16 2023 (4.58%) Continuous Integration
17 2006 (4.54%) CRM
18 1953 (4.42%) Mentoring
19 1832 (4.15%) Data Modelling
20 1812 (4.10%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 13386 (30.31%) C#
2 10220 (23.14%) JavaScript
3 9053 (20.50%) Java
4 7755 (17.56%) T-SQL
5 3714 (8.41%) PL/SQL
6 2727 (6.17%) Python
7 2169 (4.91%) PHP
8 2118 (4.80%) C++
9 2116 (4.79%) VB.NET
10 1749 (3.96%) Perl
11 1531 (3.47%) VBA
12 1485 (3.36%) VB
13 1382 (3.13%) PowerShell
14 1155 (2.62%) Shell Script
15 1084 (2.45%) C
16 928 (2.10%) Ruby
17 748 (1.69%) Bash Shell
18 720 (1.63%) R
19 511 (1.16%) Scala
20 506 (1.15%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7242 (16.40%) Degree
2 1509 (3.42%) Microsoft Certification
3 836 (1.89%) ISEB
4 767 (1.74%) Security Cleared
5 571 (1.29%) ISTQB
6 531 (1.20%) MCSE
7 482 (1.09%) SC Cleared
8 401 (0.91%) Cisco Certification
9 359 (0.81%) CCNA
10 279 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
10 279 (0.63%) MCITP
11 256 (0.58%) MCSA
12 232 (0.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 230 (0.52%) PhD
14 217 (0.49%) Oracle Certification
15 208 (0.47%) MCP
16 188 (0.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 155 (0.35%) MCTS
18 154 (0.35%) CISSP
19 137 (0.31%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2485 (5.63%) QA
2 958 (2.17%) SLA
3 229 (0.52%) Data Quality
4 200 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 128 (0.29%) ISO 9001
6 114 (0.26%) PCI DSS
7 104 (0.24%) EMIR
8 93 (0.21%) HL7
9 79 (0.18%) MiFID
10 71 (0.16%) Dodd-Frank
11 61 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 55 (0.12%) CRD IV
13 29 (0.066%) Solvency II
14 26 (0.059%) Basel III
15 21 (0.048%) COBIT
16 20 (0.045%) Basel II
17 19 (0.043%) TickIT
18 16 (0.036%) GAMP
18 16 (0.036%) WCAG
19 13 (0.029%) COREP
System Software
1 2137 (4.84%) Active Directory
2 1437 (3.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 691 (1.56%) Hyper-V
4 453 (1.03%) Oracle RAC
5 394 (0.89%) vSphere
6 290 (0.66%) XenApp
7 241 (0.55%) VMware ESX
8 159 (0.36%) Terminal Services
9 150 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
10 124 (0.28%) XenServer
11 107 (0.24%) XenDesktop
12 102 (0.23%) NFS
13 90 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
14 89 (0.20%) Varnish
15 75 (0.17%) SRDF
16 71 (0.16%) HDFS
17 64 (0.14%) Docker
18 57 (0.13%) VirtualBox
19 53 (0.12%) Postfix
20 51 (0.12%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 573 (1.30%) Puppet
2 431 (0.98%) SCCM
3 415 (0.94%) Opscode Chef
4 336 (0.76%) HP Quality Center
5 309 (0.70%) SCOM
6 285 (0.65%) Oracle RMAN
7 274 (0.62%) Data Guard
8 237 (0.54%) Nagios
9 171 (0.39%) Tivoli
10 156 (0.35%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 118 (0.27%) Ansible
12 115 (0.26%) WSUS
12 115 (0.26%) Backup Exec
13 99 (0.22%) Control-M
14 78 (0.18%) Vagrant
15 74 (0.17%) ZABBIX
16 59 (0.13%) NetBackup
17 54 (0.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
18 53 (0.12%) Tivoli Storage Manager
19 51 (0.12%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 10495 (23.76%) Microsoft
2 9075 (20.55%) Oracle
3 2348 (5.32%) VMware
4 1084 (2.45%) Cisco
5 1063 (2.41%) IBM
6 1008 (2.28%) Citrix
7 969 (2.19%) Tableau
8 912 (2.06%) SAP
9 868 (1.97%) HP
10 861 (1.95%) Sybase
11 743 (1.68%) Cognos
12 635 (1.44%) Google
13 568 (1.29%) Red Hat
14 499 (1.13%) Informatica
15 379 (0.86%) NetApp
16 361 (0.82%) Salesforce.com
17 319 (0.72%) Adobe
18 288 (0.65%) EMC
19 280 (0.63%) Teradata
20 234 (0.53%) Sun
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