The table below looks at the statistics for SQL 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 over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 9 7 4
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -3
Permanent jobs citing SQL 3 4 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Home Counties 11.11% 13.79% 5.56%
As % of the Programming Languages category 37.50% 28.57% 33.33%
Number of salaries quoted 0 4 1
Average salary - £45,500 £70,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -35.00%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
SQL
South East

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

Programming Languages Category
Home Counties
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
8 14 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Home Counties 29.63% 48.28% 16.67%
Number of salaries quoted 5 14 2
Average salary £65,000 £50,000 £70,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+30.00% -28.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £43,500 £54,000
10% offered a salary of more than £79,000 £70,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,250 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.91% +4.66%

SQL
Jobs Demand Trend in the Home Counties

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

SQL Jobs Demand Trend in the Home Counties

SQL
Salary Trend in the Home Counties

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

SQL Salary Trend in the Home Counties

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Home Counties

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs across the Home Counties 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 3 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 3 (50.00%) Data Structures
2 2 (33.33%) Test Management
2 2 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (33.33%) DevOps
2 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (33.33%) Financial Institution
2 2 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) TDD
2 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 2 (33.33%) JIRA
2 2 (33.33%) Selenium
2 2 (33.33%) V-Model
2 2 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (33.33%) Waterfall
2 2 (33.33%) Digital Media
2 2 (33.33%) MS Office
2 2 (33.33%) Visual Studio
2 2 (33.33%) C++
2 2 (33.33%) HTML
2 2 (33.33%) Java
2 2 (33.33%) HP
2 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 2 (33.33%) Oracle
2 2 (33.33%) ETL
3 1 (16.67%) Cognos
3 1 (16.67%) T-SQL

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in the Home Counties by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs across the Home Counties 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.

Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Office
1 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (16.67%) QlikView
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) JIRA
1 2 (33.33%) Selenium
1 2 (33.33%) Visual Studio
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 2 (33.33%) Financial Institution
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Consultant
2 2 (33.33%) Test Consultant
2 2 (33.33%) Business Intelligence Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Support Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Business Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Data Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Data Structures
2 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (33.33%) Digital Media
3 1 (16.67%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (33.33%) Test Management
2 2 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (33.33%) DevOps
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) TDD
2 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 2 (33.33%) V-Model
2 2 (33.33%) Waterfall
2 2 (33.33%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) C++
1 2 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (16.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) HP
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (16.67%) Cognos