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

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 9 7 6
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -1
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 16951 18785 18302
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 15.54% 16.47% 17.35%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 51.18% 53.49% 54.72%
Number of salaries quoted 14975 16333 16363
Average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Database & Business Intelligence category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
33119 35117 33446
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 30.36% 30.79% 31.70%
Number of salaries quoted 28081 29579 28849
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

SQL Server
Jobs Demand Trend

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

SQL Server Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

SQL Server
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SQL Server within the UK.

SQL Server Salary Trend in the UK

SQL Server
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SQL Server over the 3 months to 4 September 2015 within the UK.

SQL Server Salary Histogram in the UK

SQL Server
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server within the UK over the 3 months to 4 September 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
England -1 15980 £42,500 - 2231
London -3 5707 £52,500 +5.00% 603
South East +1 3636 £42,000 +5.00% 471
Yorkshire +2 1288 £40,000 +14.28% 171
North West +1 1286 £40,000 +6.66% 299
City of London 0 1243 £54,000 +2.85% 140
East of England -3 1176 £42,500 +6.25% 116
West Midlands -1 1064 £37,500 +2.73% 184
South West -5 955 £37,500 +4.83% 217
West Yorkshire +2 911 £40,000 +14.28% 95
Surrey +4 854 £45,000 - 62
Manchester +2 714 £40,000 +5.26% 154
East Midlands -2 686 £37,500 - 114
Hampshire +3 677 £40,000 +6.66% 76
Berkshire +1 663 £45,000 +5.88% 101
Leeds +2 624 £40,000 +6.66% 67
Scotland 0 463 £39,000 +4.00% 85
Buckinghamshire -1 398 £39,000 -2.50% 49
Cheshire -1 364 £40,000 +6.66% 75
Hertfordshire -2 353 £45,000 +5.88% 48
Cambridgeshire +8 307 £40,000 -1.23% 31
Bristol -6 306 £37,500 - 71
Birmingham 0 289 £40,000 +6.66% 49
Kent +1 284 £40,000 - 50
Milton Keynes +1 267 £39,000 -2.50% 23
West Sussex -6 255 £40,000 -1.23% 24
Nottinghamshire +1 253 £37,500 +7.14% 34
Essex +1 243 £40,000 - 19
Reading 0 243 £46,500 +9.41% 47
Staffordshire 0 228 £35,000 - 27

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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 19252 (54.52%) .NET
2 17825 (50.48%) SQL
3 17719 (50.18%) C#
4 12893 (36.51%) ASP.NET
5 12515 (35.44%) Microsoft
6 11516 (32.61%) Agile Software Development
7 10469 (29.65%) MVC
8 9791 (27.73%) JavaScript
9 8985 (25.45%) Windows
10 8842 (25.04%) HTML
11 7359 (20.84%) Finance
12 7285 (20.63%) CSS
13 7134 (20.20%) ASP.NET MVC
14 6753 (19.13%) T-SQL
15 6663 (18.87%) MS Excel
16 6217 (17.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 6019 (17.05%) TDD
18 5948 (16.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 5794 (16.41%) SQL Server 2008
20 5683 (16.10%) Oracle
21 5379 (15.23%) jQuery
22 5373 (15.22%) WCF
23 5040 (14.27%) Business Intelligence
24 4767 (13.50%) .NET Framework
25 4702 (13.32%) Degree
26 4691 (13.29%) Scrum
27 3989 (11.30%) Web Services
28 3842 (10.88%) XML
29 3537 (10.02%) SQL Server 2012
30 3467 (9.82%) Java

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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 2878 (8.15%) SharePoint
2 2814 (7.97%) IIS
3 1423 (4.03%) MS Exchange
4 1301 (3.68%) Node.js
5 921 (2.61%) CMS
6 775 (2.19%) BizTalk Server
7 665 (1.88%) Apache
8 651 (1.84%) Tomcat
9 616 (1.74%) Exchange Server 2010
10 553 (1.57%) WebSphere
11 506 (1.43%) JBoss
12 472 (1.34%) SharePoint 2013
13 460 (1.30%) Umbraco
14 425 (1.20%) SharePoint 2010
15 412 (1.17%) WebLogic
16 353 (1.00%) SAS
17 334 (0.95%) Lync
18 288 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2007
19 244 (0.69%) Sitecore CMS
20 242 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 6663 (18.87%) MS Excel
2 1471 (4.17%) MS Office
3 260 (0.74%) PowerPivot
4 226 (0.64%) MS Visio
5 151 (0.43%) MS PowerPoint
6 104 (0.29%) SPSS
7 101 (0.29%) Photoshop
8 94 (0.27%) InfoPath
9 84 (0.24%) MS Project
10 64 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
11 36 (0.10%) FastStats
12 26 (0.074%) Fireworks
13 23 (0.065%) Adobe Illustrator
14 20 (0.057%) Adobe Creative Suite
15 17 (0.048%) AutoCAD
16 7 (0.020%) SOLIDWORKS
17 6 (0.017%) S-PLUS
18 5 (0.014%) GNU Octave
19 4 (0.011%) Solid Edge
19 4 (0.011%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 728 (2.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 204 (0.58%) Dynamics AX
3 119 (0.34%) Dynamics NAV
3 119 (0.34%) Markit EDM
4 95 (0.27%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 90 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
6 89 (0.25%) Cognos TM1
7 87 (0.25%) Oracle Applications
8 78 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 74 (0.21%) Dynamics GP
10 71 (0.20%) SAP Business One
11 59 (0.17%) Magento
12 55 (0.16%) RMDS
13 47 (0.13%) HFM
14 41 (0.12%) thinkFolio
15 40 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
16 29 (0.082%) Hyperion Planning
17 28 (0.079%) SAP ERP
18 27 (0.076%) Oracle General Ledger
19 25 (0.071%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 1607 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 1040 (2.95%) Amazon AWS
3 784 (2.22%) SaaS
4 519 (1.47%) Office 365
5 194 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
6 181 (0.51%) GitHub
7 126 (0.36%) IaaS
8 122 (0.35%) PaaS
9 99 (0.28%) Google Analytics
10 77 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
11 67 (0.19%) Amazon S3
12 38 (0.11%) Mimecast
13 29 (0.082%) Google Cloud Platform
14 23 (0.065%) IBM PureFlex
15 20 (0.057%) Yammer
16 19 (0.054%) Heroku
17 17 (0.048%) AWS CloudFormation
17 17 (0.048%) Amazon EMR
18 15 (0.042%) Google Apps
19 14 (0.040%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 1160 (3.29%) SAN
2 1136 (3.22%) Firewall
3 1008 (2.85%) DNS
4 1004 (2.84%) TCP/IP
5 953 (2.70%) Internet
6 757 (2.14%) WAN
7 753 (2.13%) LAN
8 626 (1.77%) DHCP
9 510 (1.44%) HTTP
10 457 (1.29%) VPN
11 362 (1.03%) NAS
12 276 (0.78%) VoIP
13 259 (0.73%) Intranet
14 218 (0.62%) SMTP
15 215 (0.61%) SSL
16 196 (0.56%) Network Security
17 191 (0.54%) FTP
18 182 (0.52%) VLAN
19 139 (0.39%) iSCSI
20 130 (0.37%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6217 (17.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5948 (16.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5794 (16.41%) SQL Server 2008
4 3537 (10.02%) SQL Server 2012
5 3417 (9.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3334 (9.44%) Data Warehouse
7 2650 (7.51%) Relational Database
8 2282 (6.46%) SQL Server 2005
9 1976 (5.60%) MySQL
10 1527 (4.32%) NoSQL
11 1214 (3.44%) Oracle Database
12 1099 (3.11%) RDBMS
13 936 (2.65%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 758 (2.15%) Big Data
15 687 (1.95%) MongoDB
16 665 (1.88%) BusinessObjects
17 641 (1.82%) OLAP
18 571 (1.62%) SQL Server 2000
19 533 (1.51%) Crystal Reports
20 513 (1.45%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 3298 (9.34%) Visual Studio
2 2419 (6.85%) Team Foundation Server
3 2035 (5.76%) NUnit
4 1988 (5.63%) Git (software)
5 1430 (4.05%) Subversion
6 1299 (3.68%) Rhino Mocks
7 1144 (3.24%) Moq
8 816 (2.31%) MSTest
9 666 (1.89%) TeamCity
10 619 (1.75%) JIRA
11 564 (1.60%) Selenium
12 434 (1.23%) Jenkins
13 423 (1.20%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 307 (0.87%) Maven
15 296 (0.84%) JUnit
16 278 (0.79%) Eclipse
17 273 (0.77%) SpecFlow
18 246 (0.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
19 240 (0.68%) Octopus Deploy
20 214 (0.61%) ReSharper
General
1 7359 (20.84%) Finance
2 1817 (5.15%) Banking
3 1684 (4.77%) Retail
4 1299 (3.68%) Marketing
5 816 (2.31%) Telecoms
6 673 (1.91%) Games
7 665 (1.88%) Legal
8 661 (1.87%) Front Office
9 657 (1.86%) Back Office
10 634 (1.80%) Advertising
11 463 (1.31%) Manufacturing
12 448 (1.27%) Investment Banking
13 408 (1.16%) Law
14 267 (0.76%) Publishing
15 255 (0.72%) Financial Institution
16 195 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
17 168 (0.48%) Automotive
18 135 (0.38%) Billing
19 114 (0.32%) Electronics
20 107 (0.30%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 20158 (57.09%) Developer
2 8701 (24.64%) .NET Developer
3 4683 (13.26%) C# Developer
4 4145 (11.74%) Analyst
5 3347 (9.48%) C# .NET Developer
6 3020 (8.55%) Senior Developer
7 2554 (7.23%) DBA
8 2310 (6.54%) Software Developer
9 1929 (5.46%) SQL DBA
10 1794 (5.08%) SQL Developer
11 1739 (4.93%) ASP.NET Developer
12 1734 (4.91%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 1653 (4.68%) Web Developer
14 1565 (4.43%) Administrator
15 1401 (3.97%) Business Intelligence Developer
16 1360 (3.85%) Support Analyst
17 1356 (3.84%) Consultant
18 1348 (3.82%) Architect
19 1343 (3.80%) Applications Support
20 1319 (3.74%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19252 (54.52%) .NET
2 12893 (36.51%) ASP.NET
3 8842 (25.04%) HTML
4 7285 (20.63%) CSS
5 7134 (20.20%) ASP.NET MVC
6 5379 (15.23%) jQuery
7 5373 (15.22%) WCF
8 4767 (13.50%) .NET Framework
9 3989 (11.30%) Web Services
10 3842 (10.88%) XML
11 2906 (8.23%) HTML5
12 2724 (7.71%) Entity Framework
13 2543 (7.20%) ASP.NET Web API
14 2295 (6.50%) AngularJS
15 2253 (6.38%) WPF
16 2102 (5.95%) Ajax
17 1640 (4.64%) LINQ
18 1585 (4.49%) WinForms
19 1512 (4.28%) CSS3
20 1504 (4.26%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 2827 (8.01%) Analytical Skills
2 2200 (6.23%) Computer Science
3 1279 (3.62%) Clustering
4 1202 (3.40%) Replication
5 1140 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
6 965 (2.73%) Management Information System
7 799 (2.26%) Inversion of Control
8 739 (2.09%) Mobile App
9 666 (1.89%) Mathematics
10 614 (1.74%) Data Centre
11 588 (1.67%) Client/Server
12 540 (1.53%) Hedge funds
13 525 (1.49%) User Experience
14 461 (1.31%) N-Tier
15 435 (1.23%) Visualisation
16 423 (1.20%) Data Integration
17 384 (1.09%) Data Structures
18 334 (0.95%) Derivative
19 274 (0.78%) Social Network
20 255 (0.72%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 8985 (25.45%) Windows
2 2783 (7.88%) Linux
3 2072 (5.87%) Windows Server 2008
4 1491 (4.22%) Windows Server 2012
5 1469 (4.16%) UNIX
6 959 (2.72%) Windows Server 2003
7 808 (2.29%) Android
8 636 (1.80%) Windows 7
9 557 (1.58%) Apple iOS
10 407 (1.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 383 (1.08%) Solaris
12 335 (0.95%) Windows 8
13 311 (0.88%) Windows XP
14 189 (0.54%) AIX
15 134 (0.38%) Debian
16 132 (0.37%) Ubuntu
17 119 (0.34%) CentOS
18 104 (0.29%) Windows Vista
19 95 (0.27%) Windows 2000
20 81 (0.23%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 11516 (32.61%) Agile Software Development
2 10469 (29.65%) MVC
3 6019 (17.05%) TDD
4 5040 (14.27%) Business Intelligence
5 4691 (13.29%) Scrum
6 3277 (9.28%) OO
7 2592 (7.34%) Web Application Development
8 2523 (7.15%) ETL
9 2375 (6.73%) SDLC
10 2361 (6.69%) Software Engineering
11 2319 (6.57%) Continuous Integration
12 2270 (6.43%) BDD
13 2143 (6.07%) Performance Tuning
14 2141 (6.06%) ITIL
15 1700 (4.81%) Project Management
16 1673 (4.74%) E-Commerce
17 1636 (4.63%) Web Development
18 1624 (4.60%) CRM
19 1578 (4.47%) Unit Testing
20 1525 (4.32%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 17825 (50.48%) SQL
2 17719 (50.18%) C#
3 9791 (27.73%) JavaScript
4 6753 (19.13%) T-SQL
5 3467 (9.82%) Java
6 2707 (7.67%) VB.NET
7 1448 (4.10%) VB
8 1366 (3.87%) PowerShell
9 1137 (3.22%) C++
10 1085 (3.07%) Ruby
11 942 (2.67%) PHP
12 833 (2.36%) VBA
13 810 (2.29%) Python
14 751 (2.13%) PL/SQL
15 663 (1.88%) C
16 595 (1.69%) Perl
17 397 (1.12%) VBScript
18 362 (1.03%) VB6
19 347 (0.98%) Shell Script
20 246 (0.70%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 4702 (13.32%) Degree
2 1749 (4.95%) Microsoft Certification
3 688 (1.95%) Security Cleared
4 638 (1.81%) MCSE
5 395 (1.12%) MCITP
6 389 (1.10%) MCP
7 366 (1.04%) SC Cleared
8 361 (1.02%) ISEB
9 352 (1.00%) MCSA
10 296 (0.84%) Cisco Certification
11 241 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
12 240 (0.68%) CCNA
13 225 (0.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 216 (0.61%) ISTQB
15 179 (0.51%) MCTS
16 148 (0.42%) DV Cleared
17 121 (0.34%) MCSD
18 118 (0.33%) Oracle Certification
19 100 (0.28%) HND
20 88 (0.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1420 (4.02%) QA
2 668 (1.89%) SLA
3 192 (0.54%) Data Quality
4 153 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 136 (0.39%) ISO 9001
6 117 (0.33%) PCI DSS
7 64 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 53 (0.15%) COBIT
9 49 (0.14%) HL7
10 24 (0.068%) GAMP
11 20 (0.057%) Solvency II
12 15 (0.042%) SNOMED CT
13 12 (0.034%) Dodd-Frank
14 8 (0.023%) RosettaNet
15 7 (0.020%) PMBOK
15 7 (0.020%) GPG13
15 7 (0.020%) EMIR
16 6 (0.017%) DICOM
16 6 (0.017%) FISMA
16 6 (0.017%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 2509 (7.11%) Active Directory
2 1709 (4.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 897 (2.54%) Hyper-V
4 515 (1.46%) vSphere
5 446 (1.26%) XenApp
6 314 (0.89%) VMware ESX
7 265 (0.75%) Oracle RAC
8 207 (0.59%) VMware ESXi
9 151 (0.43%) XenDesktop
10 126 (0.36%) Terminal Services
11 117 (0.33%) Microsoft App-V
12 102 (0.29%) NFS
13 75 (0.21%) UAG
14 74 (0.21%) SRDF
15 70 (0.20%) ISA Server
15 70 (0.20%) KVM
16 69 (0.20%) XenServer
17 68 (0.19%) Varnish
18 59 (0.17%) vCloud
19 49 (0.14%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 535 (1.52%) SCCM
2 355 (1.01%) Puppet
3 329 (0.93%) SCOM
4 284 (0.80%) Opscode Chef
5 189 (0.54%) Backup Exec
6 161 (0.46%) Data Guard
7 152 (0.43%) WSUS
8 144 (0.41%) Nagios
9 140 (0.40%) Oracle RMAN
10 109 (0.31%) Tivoli
11 105 (0.30%) HP Quality Center
12 85 (0.24%) NetBackup
13 79 (0.22%) ZABBIX
14 72 (0.20%) Norton AntiVirus
15 52 (0.15%) Hyperic
16 51 (0.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
17 46 (0.13%) logstash
18 43 (0.12%) HAProxy
18 43 (0.12%) Kibana
18 43 (0.12%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 12515 (35.44%) Microsoft
2 5683 (16.10%) Oracle
3 2689 (7.62%) VMware
4 1157 (3.28%) Citrix
5 1101 (3.12%) Cisco
6 757 (2.14%) IBM
7 719 (2.04%) SAP
8 693 (1.96%) HP
9 634 (1.80%) Sybase
10 623 (1.76%) Cognos
11 614 (1.74%) Google
12 579 (1.64%) Tableau
13 557 (1.58%) Facebook
14 445 (1.26%) NetApp
15 422 (1.20%) Red Hat
16 341 (0.97%) Sitecore
17 337 (0.95%) Informatica
18 315 (0.89%) Apple
19 292 (0.83%) EMC
20 282 (0.80%) Twitter
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