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 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 7 6 5
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -1
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 18663 18625 21030
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.34% 17.43% 17.90%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 53.69% 55.16% 57.63%
Number of salaries quoted 16170 16665 19001
Average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+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
34758 33767 36490
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 30.44% 31.60% 31.05%
Number of salaries quoted 29205 29230 32132
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
- +1.26%

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 22 September 2014 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 22 September 2014. 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 17540 £42,492 +6.23% 2286
London +1 6629 £50,000 - 708
South East -2 3613 £40,000 - 404
City of London +1 1673 £52,500 - 235
North West -1 1552 £38,500 +10.00% 283
Yorkshire -2 1350 £35,000 +7.69% 252
East of England -2 1280 £40,000 +6.66% 153
West Midlands +4 1139 £37,500 - 194
South West -1 1138 £36,000 +2.85% 156
Surrey -1 872 £45,000 +5.88% 76
West Yorkshire -4 868 £35,000 +7.69% 144
Manchester +1 835 £38,625 +10.35% 153
East Midlands -2 737 £37,500 +2.73% 95
Berkshire +1 688 £40,000 -5.88% 76
Hampshire -4 688 £37,500 - 101
Scotland -3 585 £37,500 -6.25% 110
Leeds -4 582 £40,000 +23.07% 90
Cheshire -3 457 £37,500 +7.14% 66
Buckinghamshire 0 359 £40,000 - 34
Hertfordshire -2 327 £41,500 +14.48% 32
Cambridgeshire +1 323 £40,000 - 44
Bristol +1 311 £38,000 +8.57% 51
Birmingham +2 298 £37,500 -6.25% 39
Bedfordshire -2 282 £45,000 - 23
Oxfordshire -4 279 £40,000 - 36
Staffordshire -1 277 £35,000 -12.50% 36
Wiltshire +3 266 £37,500 +7.14% 27
Glasgow -3 266 £37,500 -6.25% 48
Edinburgh -5 254 £37,500 -6.25% 34
Reading -5 253 £40,500 -4.70% 30

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 21729 (55.69%) .NET
2 19725 (50.56%) SQL
3 19723 (50.55%) C#
4 14912 (38.22%) ASP.NET
5 13812 (35.40%) Microsoft
6 11512 (29.51%) Agile Software Development
7 10272 (26.33%) HTML
7 10272 (26.33%) JavaScript
8 10114 (25.92%) MVC
9 9924 (25.44%) Windows
10 8386 (21.49%) CSS
11 7862 (20.15%) SQL Server 2008
12 7797 (19.98%) Finance
13 7589 (19.45%) MS Excel
14 7249 (18.58%) T-SQL
15 6656 (17.06%) ASP.NET MVC
16 6464 (16.57%) Oracle
17 6340 (16.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 6301 (16.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 5870 (15.05%) jQuery
20 5837 (14.96%) TDD
21 5818 (14.91%) WCF
22 5543 (14.21%) XML
23 5308 (13.61%) Degree
24 5200 (13.33%) .NET Framework
25 5168 (13.25%) Business Intelligence
26 4828 (12.37%) Web Services
27 4619 (11.84%) Scrum
28 4325 (11.09%) SQL Server 2012
29 4215 (10.80%) OO

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 3743 (9.59%) SharePoint
2 3380 (8.66%) IIS
3 1623 (4.16%) MS Exchange
4 1130 (2.90%) CMS
5 883 (2.26%) BizTalk Server
6 878 (2.25%) Apache
7 824 (2.11%) Node.js
8 759 (1.95%) SharePoint 2010
9 752 (1.93%) Tomcat
10 737 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2010
11 675 (1.73%) SharePoint 2013
12 510 (1.31%) Umbraco
13 509 (1.30%) WebSphere
14 438 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2007
15 403 (1.03%) WebLogic
16 311 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2013
17 309 (0.79%) SharePoint Server
18 292 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2003
19 289 (0.74%) Lync
20 261 (0.67%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 7589 (19.45%) MS Excel
2 1583 (4.06%) MS Office
3 190 (0.49%) PowerPivot
3 190 (0.49%) MS PowerPoint
4 189 (0.48%) MS Visio
5 177 (0.45%) InfoPath
6 169 (0.43%) Photoshop
7 114 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
8 113 (0.29%) MS Project
9 76 (0.19%) SPSS
10 46 (0.12%) FastStats
10 46 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
11 40 (0.10%) Fireworks
12 12 (0.031%) S-PLUS
13 11 (0.028%) Mingle
14 8 (0.021%) Stata
15 7 (0.018%) LaTeX
16 5 (0.013%) AutoCAD
17 4 (0.010%) Acrobat
17 4 (0.010%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 839 (2.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 236 (0.60%) Dynamics AX
3 212 (0.54%) Dynamics NAV
4 189 (0.48%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 152 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
6 109 (0.28%) Dynamics GP
7 106 (0.27%) Magento
8 93 (0.24%) Markit EDM
9 90 (0.23%) Oracle Applications
10 87 (0.22%) Fredhopper
11 78 (0.20%) Google Analytics
12 77 (0.20%) Cognos TM1
13 69 (0.18%) Oracle EBS R12
14 66 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
15 51 (0.13%) Oracle BPM
16 50 (0.13%) Agresso
17 42 (0.11%) SAP BPC
17 42 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
18 39 (0.100%) Oracle General Ledger
19 38 (0.097%) HFM
Cloud Services
1 889 (2.28%) Microsoft Azure
2 644 (1.65%) SaaS
3 474 (1.21%) Amazon AWS
4 282 (0.72%) Office 365
5 193 (0.49%) GitHub
6 191 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
7 129 (0.33%) IaaS
8 121 (0.31%) PaaS
9 100 (0.26%) Amazon EC2
10 71 (0.18%) Trello
11 65 (0.17%) Amazon S3
12 28 (0.072%) Amazon SQS
13 22 (0.056%) Force.com
14 14 (0.036%) Heroku
14 14 (0.036%) Rackspace Cloud
15 9 (0.023%) Google Apps
15 9 (0.023%) Amazon ELB
16 8 (0.021%) Pure360
17 7 (0.018%) CloudFront
17 7 (0.018%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 1463 (3.75%) Internet
2 1448 (3.71%) SAN
3 1271 (3.26%) Firewall
4 1124 (2.88%) DNS
5 1120 (2.87%) TCP/IP
6 770 (1.97%) LAN
7 748 (1.92%) WAN
8 723 (1.85%) DHCP
9 527 (1.35%) VPN
10 504 (1.29%) HTTP
11 495 (1.27%) Intranet
12 421 (1.08%) NAS
13 265 (0.68%) FTP
14 259 (0.66%) VoIP
15 209 (0.54%) LDAP
16 196 (0.50%) SMTP
17 193 (0.49%) Network Security
18 188 (0.48%) SSL
18 188 (0.48%) VLAN
19 174 (0.45%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7862 (20.15%) SQL Server 2008
2 6340 (16.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6301 (16.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4325 (11.09%) SQL Server 2012
5 3670 (9.41%) SQL Server 2005
6 3480 (8.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3419 (8.76%) Data Warehouse
8 3170 (8.13%) Relational Database
9 2600 (6.66%) MySQL
10 1545 (3.96%) RDBMS
11 1448 (3.71%) Oracle Database
12 1015 (2.60%) OLAP
13 946 (2.42%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 880 (2.26%) NoSQL
15 807 (2.07%) Crystal Reports
16 719 (1.84%) SQL Server 2000
17 627 (1.61%) DB2
18 614 (1.57%) Big Data
19 560 (1.44%) QlikView
20 527 (1.35%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 3973 (10.18%) Visual Studio
2 2385 (6.11%) Team Foundation Server
3 2285 (5.86%) NUnit
4 1623 (4.16%) Subversion
5 1505 (3.86%) Rhino Mocks
6 1423 (3.65%) Git (software)
7 1057 (2.71%) Moq
8 698 (1.79%) TeamCity
9 690 (1.77%) MSTest
10 602 (1.54%) JIRA
11 546 (1.40%) Selenium
12 507 (1.30%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 426 (1.09%) SpecFlow
14 424 (1.09%) Eclipse
15 357 (0.92%) Jenkins
16 341 (0.87%) ReSharper
17 321 (0.82%) Maven
18 309 (0.79%) Cucumber
19 279 (0.72%) JUnit
20 247 (0.63%) Ant
General
1 7797 (19.98%) Finance
2 1958 (5.02%) Banking
3 1505 (3.86%) Retail
4 1402 (3.59%) Marketing
5 857 (2.20%) Telecoms
6 804 (2.06%) Advertising
7 789 (2.02%) Games
8 617 (1.58%) Front Office
8 617 (1.58%) Investment Banking
9 588 (1.51%) Legal
10 580 (1.49%) Law
11 538 (1.38%) Back Office
12 395 (1.01%) Manufacturing
13 311 (0.80%) Publishing
14 221 (0.57%) Financial Institution
15 204 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
15 204 (0.52%) Automotive
16 180 (0.46%) French Language
17 178 (0.46%) Billing
18 118 (0.30%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 22560 (57.82%) Developer
2 9116 (23.37%) .NET Developer
3 5816 (14.91%) C# Developer
4 4637 (11.89%) Analyst
5 3920 (10.05%) C# .NET Developer
6 3556 (9.11%) Senior Developer
7 2680 (6.87%) Software Developer
8 2490 (6.38%) DBA
9 2374 (6.08%) ASP.NET Developer
10 2210 (5.66%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 2029 (5.20%) SQL Developer
12 1988 (5.10%) Web Developer
13 1745 (4.47%) SQL DBA
14 1619 (4.15%) Administrator
15 1456 (3.73%) Consultant
16 1455 (3.73%) Architect
17 1415 (3.63%) Support Analyst
18 1407 (3.61%) Applications Support
19 1393 (3.57%) Senior .NET Developer
20 1359 (3.48%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21729 (55.69%) .NET
2 14912 (38.22%) ASP.NET
3 10272 (26.33%) HTML
4 8386 (21.49%) CSS
5 6656 (17.06%) ASP.NET MVC
6 5870 (15.05%) jQuery
7 5818 (14.91%) WCF
8 5543 (14.21%) XML
9 5200 (13.33%) .NET Framework
10 4828 (12.37%) Web Services
11 2869 (7.35%) WPF
12 2855 (7.32%) Ajax
13 2770 (7.10%) HTML5
14 2432 (6.23%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 2047 (5.25%) WinForms
16 1989 (5.10%) LINQ
17 1733 (4.44%) ASP.NET MVC 4
18 1482 (3.80%) SOAP
19 1471 (3.77%) ASP.NET Web Forms
20 1438 (3.69%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 2976 (7.63%) Analytical Skills
2 2520 (6.46%) Computer Science
3 1127 (2.89%) Clustering
4 1125 (2.88%) Enterprise Software
5 1009 (2.59%) Replication
6 849 (2.18%) Management Information System
7 789 (2.02%) Mobile App
8 728 (1.87%) Mathematics
9 705 (1.81%) N-Tier
10 612 (1.57%) Client/Server
11 601 (1.54%) Inversion of Control
12 561 (1.44%) User Experience
13 558 (1.43%) Open Source
14 473 (1.21%) Hedge funds
15 372 (0.95%) Social Media
16 366 (0.94%) Data Integration
17 349 (0.89%) iPhone
18 331 (0.85%) Visualisation
19 327 (0.84%) Tandem
20 307 (0.79%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 9924 (25.44%) Windows
2 2825 (7.24%) Linux
3 2606 (6.68%) Windows Server 2008
4 1736 (4.45%) UNIX
5 1614 (4.14%) Windows Server 2003
6 1264 (3.24%) Windows Server 2012
7 981 (2.51%) Android
8 832 (2.13%) Windows 7
9 642 (1.65%) Apple iOS
10 455 (1.17%) Windows XP
11 431 (1.10%) Windows 8
12 424 (1.09%) Solaris
13 355 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 205 (0.53%) AIX
15 137 (0.35%) CentOS
16 124 (0.32%) Debian
17 112 (0.29%) Windows Phone
18 103 (0.26%) Ubuntu
19 102 (0.26%) Windows Vista
20 84 (0.22%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 11512 (29.51%) Agile Software Development
2 10114 (25.92%) MVC
3 5837 (14.96%) TDD
4 5168 (13.25%) Business Intelligence
5 4619 (11.84%) Scrum
6 4215 (10.80%) OO
7 2896 (7.42%) ETL
8 2885 (7.39%) Software Engineering
9 2652 (6.80%) E-Commerce
10 2249 (5.76%) Web Development
11 2205 (5.65%) Performance Tuning
12 2087 (5.35%) Web Application Development
13 2071 (5.31%) BDD
13 2071 (5.31%) ITIL
14 1968 (5.04%) Continuous Integration
15 1925 (4.93%) Unit Testing
16 1773 (4.54%) CRM
17 1744 (4.47%) Project Management
18 1698 (4.35%) Mentoring
19 1415 (3.63%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 19725 (50.56%) SQL
2 19723 (50.55%) C#
3 10272 (26.33%) JavaScript
4 7249 (18.58%) T-SQL
5 3932 (10.08%) Java
6 3858 (9.89%) VB.NET
7 2045 (5.24%) VB
8 1549 (3.97%) C++
9 1282 (3.29%) PHP
10 1084 (2.78%) PowerShell
11 974 (2.50%) VBA
12 943 (2.42%) PL/SQL
13 920 (2.36%) Ruby
14 633 (1.62%) Python
15 626 (1.60%) C
16 611 (1.57%) VB6
17 573 (1.47%) Perl
18 523 (1.34%) VBScript
19 404 (1.04%) Shell Script
20 251 (0.64%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 5308 (13.61%) Degree
2 2501 (6.41%) Microsoft Certification
3 856 (2.19%) MCSE
4 799 (2.05%) MCP
5 703 (1.80%) MCTS
6 591 (1.51%) Security Cleared
7 566 (1.45%) MCSD
8 529 (1.36%) MCITP
9 470 (1.20%) MCAD
10 367 (0.94%) Cisco Certification
11 363 (0.93%) MCSA
12 352 (0.90%) ISEB
13 344 (0.88%) SC Cleared
14 310 (0.79%) CCNA
15 228 (0.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 203 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
17 148 (0.38%) MCDBA
17 148 (0.38%) ISTQB
18 104 (0.27%) Citrix Certification
19 93 (0.24%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1465 (3.75%) QA
2 807 (2.07%) SLA
3 304 (0.78%) ISO 9001
4 135 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 107 (0.27%) Data Quality
6 105 (0.27%) PCI DSS
7 62 (0.16%) HL7
8 58 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 56 (0.14%) WAI
10 38 (0.097%) WCAG
11 28 (0.072%) ISO 8583
12 27 (0.069%) EMIR
13 26 (0.067%) COBIT
14 24 (0.062%) Dodd-Frank
15 21 (0.054%) Solvency II
16 20 (0.051%) GAMP
17 18 (0.046%) Basel II
18 16 (0.041%) UCITS
19 10 (0.026%) Basel III
20 8 (0.021%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 2691 (6.90%) Active Directory
2 1715 (4.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 906 (2.32%) Hyper-V
4 483 (1.24%) vSphere
5 424 (1.09%) XenApp
6 395 (1.01%) VMware ESX
7 304 (0.78%) Oracle RAC
8 193 (0.49%) XenDesktop
9 191 (0.49%) Oracle RMAN
10 183 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
11 142 (0.36%) XenServer
12 118 (0.30%) Terminal Services
13 108 (0.28%) UAG
14 101 (0.26%) NFS
15 83 (0.21%) ISA Server
16 81 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
17 74 (0.19%) KVM
18 64 (0.16%) HDFS
19 59 (0.15%) Forefront TMG
20 52 (0.13%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 457 (1.17%) SCCM
2 287 (0.74%) SCOM
3 233 (0.60%) Puppet
4 216 (0.55%) HP Quality Center
5 214 (0.55%) Data Guard
6 206 (0.53%) Backup Exec
7 199 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
8 196 (0.50%) Nagios
9 135 (0.35%) WSUS
10 127 (0.33%) NetBackup
11 94 (0.24%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 87 (0.22%) Tivoli
13 81 (0.21%) Norton AntiVirus
14 69 (0.18%) OpenView
15 67 (0.17%) logstash
15 67 (0.17%) SCVMM
16 66 (0.17%) EMC NetWorker
17 59 (0.15%) Control-M
18 58 (0.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
19 57 (0.15%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 13812 (35.40%) Microsoft
2 6464 (16.57%) Oracle
3 2699 (6.92%) VMware
4 1247 (3.20%) Cisco
5 1240 (3.18%) Citrix
6 925 (2.37%) Business Objects
7 918 (2.35%) HP
8 829 (2.12%) IBM
9 734 (1.88%) SAP
10 724 (1.86%) Sybase
11 672 (1.72%) Google
11 672 (1.72%) Cognos
12 538 (1.38%) JBoss
13 486 (1.25%) NetApp
14 472 (1.21%) Facebook
15 462 (1.18%) Red Hat
16 401 (1.03%) Sitecore
17 370 (0.95%) Informatica
18 349 (0.89%) EMC
19 336 (0.86%) Dell
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