The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server skills in IT jobs advertised for the Home Counties region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 4 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 6 1 8
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +7
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 1 3 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Home Counties 5.26% 30.00% 2.38%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 33.33% 100.00% 100.00%
Number of salaries quoted 1 3 1
Average salary £55,500 £50,000 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.00% -16.66%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
SQL Server
South East

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 Home Counties region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Home Counties
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
3 3 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Home Counties 15.79% 30.00% 2.38%
Number of salaries quoted 3 3 1
Average salary £65,000 £50,000 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%

SQL Server
Jobs Demand Trend in the Home Counties

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing SQL Server across the Home Counties region as a proportion of the total demand within the Database & Business Intelligence category.

SQL Server Jobs Demand Trend in the Home Counties

SQL Server
Salary Trend in the Home Counties

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

SQL Server Salary Trend in the Home Counties

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Home Counties

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT jobs across the Home Counties 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 5 (100.00%) Oracle
2 4 (80.00%) DevOps
3 3 (60.00%) Windows
3 3 (60.00%) Finance
4 2 (40.00%) Software Testing
4 2 (40.00%) JIRA
4 2 (40.00%) VMware
4 2 (40.00%) VMware ESX
4 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (40.00%) TDD
4 2 (40.00%) RDBMS
4 2 (40.00%) HP
4 2 (40.00%) Financial Institution
4 2 (40.00%) Linux
4 2 (40.00%) Oracle Forms
4 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
4 2 (40.00%) MS Office
4 2 (40.00%) Visual Studio
4 2 (40.00%) C++
4 2 (40.00%) HTML
4 2 (40.00%) Java
4 2 (40.00%) SQL
4 2 (40.00%) MySQL
4 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (40.00%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (40.00%) Relational Database
4 2 (40.00%) Selenium
4 2 (40.00%) Test Management
4 2 (40.00%) Continuous Integration

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in the Home Counties by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT jobs across the Home Counties 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 1 (20.00%) WebLogic
1 1 (20.00%) JBoss
1 1 (20.00%) Documentum
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 2 (40.00%) MS Office
1 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) DHCP
1 1 (20.00%) DNS
1 1 (20.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) MySQL
1 2 (40.00%) RDBMS
1 2 (40.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Visual Studio
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle Forms
1 2 (40.00%) JIRA
1 2 (40.00%) Selenium
General
1 3 (60.00%) Finance
2 2 (40.00%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Consultant
1 2 (40.00%) Test Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Middleware Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Development Specialist
2 1 (20.00%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) HTML
2 1 (20.00%) Middleware
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Digital Media
1 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (20.00%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) Linux
3 1 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) DevOps
2 2 (40.00%) Waterfall
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) TDD
2 2 (40.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Test Management
2 2 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (40.00%) V-Model
3 1 (20.00%) Open Source
3 1 (20.00%) Information Management
3 1 (20.00%) Document Management
3 1 (20.00%) Procure-to-pay
3 1 (20.00%) ERP
3 1 (20.00%) SOA
3 1 (20.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) C++
1 2 (40.00%) Java
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) VMware ESX
2 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (40.00%) Puppet
1 2 (40.00%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Oracle
2 2 (40.00%) VMware
2 2 (40.00%) HP
3 1 (20.00%) Red Hat
3 1 (20.00%) Kofax
3 1 (20.00%) ReadSoft
3 1 (20.00%) OpenText
3 1 (20.00%) SAP
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft