The first table below looks at the demand for SQL Server skills in IT jobs advertised for the Thames Valley region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Database & Business Intelligence category for the Thames Valley region.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 13 8 13
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +5
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2 6 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Thames Valley 4.65% 15.79% 5.56%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 13.33% 100.00% 30.00%
Number of salaries quoted 2 6 3
Average salary £60,000 £71,250 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.78% +42.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £56,000 £62,500 £48,000
10% offered a salary of more than £64,000 £80,000 £62,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £37,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +1.35%
Database & Business Intelligence Category
Thames Valley
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
15 6 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Thames Valley 34.88% 15.79% 18.52%
Number of salaries quoted 15 6 10
Average salary £77,500 £72,500 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.89% +31.81%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +2.63%
SQL Server
South East

SQL Server
Jobs Demand Trend in the Thames Valley

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

SQL Server Jobs Demand Trend in the Thames Valley

SQL Server
Salary Trend in the Thames Valley

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

SQL Server Salary Trend in the Thames Valley

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Thames Valley

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT jobs across the Thames Valley 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 4 (80.00%) Windows
1 4 (80.00%) BizTalk Server
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (60.00%) ASP.NET
2 3 (60.00%) C#
2 3 (60.00%) .NET
3 2 (40.00%) MS Office
3 2 (40.00%) Visual Studio
3 2 (40.00%) SAML
3 2 (40.00%) ISA Server
3 2 (40.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (40.00%) SOA
3 2 (40.00%) DHCP
3 2 (40.00%) Kerberos
3 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (40.00%) VPN
3 2 (40.00%) DNS
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (40.00%) SAN
3 2 (40.00%) XML
3 2 (40.00%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (40.00%) Forefront TMG
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (40.00%) SharePoint Server
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 2 (40.00%) WCF
3 2 (40.00%) WF
3 2 (40.00%) SCCM
3 2 (40.00%) SCOM

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in the Thames Valley by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT jobs across the Thames Valley 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 4 (80.00%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (40.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (40.00%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (40.00%) SharePoint Server
2 2 (40.00%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (40.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (40.00%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (40.00%) Office 365
2 2 (40.00%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) DHCP
1 2 (40.00%) Kerberos
1 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (40.00%) VPN
1 2 (40.00%) DNS
1 2 (40.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Developer
1 3 (60.00%) Consultant
2 2 (40.00%) Infrastructure Architect
2 2 (40.00%) Architect
2 2 (40.00%) Technical Architect
2 2 (40.00%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
2 2 (40.00%) BizTalk Developer
2 2 (40.00%) BizTalk Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Solutions Architect
3 1 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Graduate
3 1 (20.00%) Junior
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Infrastructure Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) Junior .NET Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) Technical Solutions Architect
3 1 (20.00%) .NET Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) ASP.NET
1 3 (60.00%) .NET
2 2 (40.00%) SAML
2 2 (40.00%) XML
2 2 (40.00%) WCF
2 2 (40.00%) WF
2 2 (40.00%) AppFabric
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (40.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (40.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) C#
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) ISA Server
1 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (40.00%) Forefront TMG
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
1 2 (40.00%) Hyper-V
1 2 (40.00%) UAG
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) SCCM
1 2 (40.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft