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

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 6 13 6
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -7
Permanent jobs citing SQL 4 5 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Home Counties 10.81% 11.90% 10.53%
As % of the Programming Languages category 30.77% 41.67% 66.67%
Number of salaries quoted 3 5 4
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% -5.26%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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
13 12 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Home Counties 35.14% 28.57% 15.79%
Number of salaries quoted 12 12 6
Average salary £60,000 £45,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+33.33% -10.00%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%

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 29 Related IT Skills in the Home Counties

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 (75.00%) Data Structures
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (50.00%) ETL
2 2 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (25.00%) HP
3 1 (25.00%) Financial Institution
3 1 (25.00%) Finance
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) TDD
3 1 (25.00%) MS Office
3 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio
3 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (25.00%) C++
3 1 (25.00%) HTML
3 1 (25.00%) Java
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle
3 1 (25.00%) JIRA
3 1 (25.00%) Selenium
3 1 (25.00%) Test Management
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (25.00%) V-Model
3 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (25.00%) VCP4
3 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (25.00%) Digital Media
3 1 (25.00%) DevOps
3 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in the Home Counties by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 1 (25.00%) MS Office
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (25.00%) JIRA
1 1 (25.00%) Selenium
General
1 1 (25.00%) Financial Institution
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Developer
1 2 (50.00%) Consultant
1 2 (50.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Data Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Data Structures
2 1 (25.00%) Digital Media
2 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) ETL
1 2 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) TDD
2 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Test Management
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (25.00%) V-Model
2 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (25.00%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) C++
1 1 (25.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) VCP4
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle
1 1 (25.00%) HP