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 1 June 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 6 7 7
Rank change year-on-year
+1 0
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 17820 19743 19398
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.77% 16.87% 17.99%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 53.07% 53.55% 57.10%
Number of salaries quoted 15454 17543 17366
Average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%

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
33577 36865 33973
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 31.59% 31.51% 31.51%
Number of salaries quoted 28355 31685 29426
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +3.89%

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 1 June 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 1 June 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
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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 16788 £42,500 - 2518
London +3 6370 £52,500 +5.00% 747
South East 0 3489 £42,500 +6.25% 490
East of England -2 1400 £42,500 +6.25% 155
City of London -1 1381 £52,500 +1.94% 247
Yorkshire +1 1340 £37,500 - 222
North West 0 1281 £40,000 +6.66% 323
West Midlands -1 1058 £37,500 +2.33% 184
South West 0 993 £36,125 +3.21% 220
West Yorkshire 0 864 £37,500 - 132
Hampshire +2 775 £40,000 - 118
Surrey +2 700 £45,000 - 102
East Midlands -2 691 £40,000 +6.66% 122
Manchester 0 685 £40,000 +5.26% 182
Berkshire -2 597 £45,000 +5.88% 85
Leeds -1 596 £37,500 - 78
Scotland +1 429 £40,000 +6.66% 103
Hertfordshire +5 424 £45,000 +12.50% 48
Buckinghamshire -2 418 £40,000 - 46
Cheshire -2 322 £40,000 +6.66% 69
Bristol -1 315 £40,000 +9.58% 66
Cambridgeshire -1 301 £40,000 - 42
Birmingham -1 287 £40,000 +14.28% 53
Milton Keynes +1 276 £40,000 -0.62% 30
Reading 0 275 £43,000 +1.17% 39
Essex +1 264 £38,250 -10.00% 29
Oxfordshire 0 261 £40,000 +6.66% 57
Nottinghamshire +3 256 £40,750 +1.87% 50
West Sussex +2 249 £42,500 +6.25% 27
Nottingham +3 248 £42,000 +10.52% 46

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 June 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 19425 (55.33%) .NET
2 17795 (50.68%) C#
3 17791 (50.67%) SQL
4 13315 (37.92%) ASP.NET
5 12878 (36.68%) Microsoft
6 11338 (32.29%) Agile Software Development
7 10395 (29.61%) MVC
8 10083 (28.72%) JavaScript
9 9382 (26.72%) HTML
10 9286 (26.45%) Windows
11 7565 (21.55%) CSS
12 7227 (20.58%) Finance
13 7114 (20.26%) ASP.NET MVC
14 6825 (19.44%) MS Excel
15 6479 (18.45%) T-SQL
16 6385 (18.19%) SQL Server 2008
17 5850 (16.66%) TDD
18 5721 (16.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 5601 (15.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 5551 (15.81%) Oracle
21 5457 (15.54%) jQuery
22 5233 (14.90%) WCF
23 4788 (13.64%) .NET Framework
24 4704 (13.40%) Degree
25 4702 (13.39%) Business Intelligence
26 4589 (13.07%) Scrum
27 4327 (12.32%) XML
28 4104 (11.69%) Web Services
29 3485 (9.93%) OO
30 3477 (9.90%) SQL Server 2012

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 June 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 3067 (8.74%) SharePoint
2 3057 (8.71%) IIS
3 1619 (4.61%) MS Exchange
4 1110 (3.16%) Node.js
5 872 (2.48%) CMS
6 805 (2.29%) Apache
7 768 (2.19%) BizTalk Server
8 727 (2.07%) Exchange Server 2010
9 685 (1.95%) Tomcat
10 596 (1.70%) SharePoint 2010
11 593 (1.69%) WebSphere
12 546 (1.56%) SharePoint 2013
13 486 (1.38%) JBoss
14 413 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2007
15 382 (1.09%) WebLogic
16 363 (1.03%) Umbraco
17 347 (0.99%) Lync
18 297 (0.85%) SAS
18 297 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2013
19 237 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 6825 (19.44%) MS Excel
2 1481 (4.22%) MS Office
3 278 (0.79%) MS Visio
4 215 (0.61%) PowerPivot
5 140 (0.40%) Photoshop
6 137 (0.39%) MS Project
7 135 (0.38%) MS PowerPoint
8 116 (0.33%) SPSS
9 110 (0.31%) InfoPath
10 60 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
11 45 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
12 37 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 18 (0.051%) Fireworks
14 15 (0.043%) FastStats
15 13 (0.037%) Acrobat
15 13 (0.037%) SOLIDWORKS
15 13 (0.037%) Mingle
16 11 (0.031%) AutoCAD
16 11 (0.031%) GNU Octave
17 8 (0.023%) Solid Edge
Business Applications
1 744 (2.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 231 (0.66%) Dynamics AX
3 153 (0.44%) Dynamics NAV
4 109 (0.31%) Dynamics GP
5 94 (0.27%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 83 (0.24%) RMDS
7 73 (0.21%) Magento
8 72 (0.21%) Cognos TM1
9 71 (0.20%) Markit EDM
10 66 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
11 54 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
12 53 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
13 52 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
14 49 (0.14%) SAP Business One
15 46 (0.13%) Sage 200
16 39 (0.11%) Oracle ERP
17 37 (0.11%) HFM
18 36 (0.10%) Oracle General Ledger
19 24 (0.068%) Sophis RISQUE
19 24 (0.068%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 1406 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 994 (2.83%) Amazon AWS
3 739 (2.10%) SaaS
4 449 (1.28%) Office 365
5 216 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
6 142 (0.40%) GitHub
7 118 (0.34%) PaaS
8 106 (0.30%) IaaS
9 97 (0.28%) Google Analytics
10 90 (0.26%) Amazon EC2
11 74 (0.21%) Amazon S3
12 44 (0.13%) Mimecast
13 32 (0.091%) Google Cloud Platform
14 26 (0.074%) AWS CloudFormation
15 19 (0.054%) Yammer
16 13 (0.037%) Heroku
17 12 (0.034%) IBM SmartCloud
17 12 (0.034%) Trello
18 11 (0.031%) Google Apps
18 11 (0.031%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 1449 (4.13%) SAN
2 1265 (3.60%) Firewall
3 1096 (3.12%) DNS
4 1091 (3.11%) TCP/IP
5 1050 (2.99%) Internet
6 751 (2.14%) WAN
7 730 (2.08%) LAN
8 695 (1.98%) DHCP
9 588 (1.67%) HTTP
10 484 (1.38%) VPN
11 412 (1.17%) NAS
12 306 (0.87%) VoIP
13 265 (0.75%) Intranet
14 242 (0.69%) SSL
15 221 (0.63%) VLAN
16 191 (0.54%) Fibre Channel
17 189 (0.54%) Wireless
18 185 (0.53%) Network Security
19 184 (0.52%) SMTP
20 182 (0.52%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6385 (18.19%) SQL Server 2008
2 5721 (16.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5601 (15.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3477 (9.90%) SQL Server 2012
5 3188 (9.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3088 (8.80%) Data Warehouse
7 2656 (7.56%) SQL Server 2005
8 2560 (7.29%) Relational Database
9 2096 (5.97%) MySQL
10 1382 (3.94%) NoSQL
11 1285 (3.66%) Oracle Database
12 1060 (3.02%) RDBMS
13 829 (2.36%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 755 (2.15%) Big Data
15 727 (2.07%) MongoDB
16 650 (1.85%) OLAP
17 562 (1.60%) SQL Server 2000
18 555 (1.58%) QlikView
19 522 (1.49%) DB2
20 497 (1.42%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 3368 (9.59%) Visual Studio
2 2217 (6.31%) Team Foundation Server
3 2124 (6.05%) NUnit
4 1688 (4.81%) Git (software)
5 1329 (3.79%) Rhino Mocks
6 1253 (3.57%) Subversion
7 1149 (3.27%) Moq
8 787 (2.24%) MSTest
9 588 (1.67%) JIRA
10 585 (1.67%) TeamCity
11 544 (1.55%) Selenium
12 366 (1.04%) Jenkins
13 357 (1.02%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 352 (1.00%) SpecFlow
15 340 (0.97%) Eclipse
16 320 (0.91%) Maven
17 268 (0.76%) JUnit
17 268 (0.76%) ReSharper
18 243 (0.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
19 187 (0.53%) Ant
General
1 7227 (20.58%) Finance
2 1639 (4.67%) Banking
3 1573 (4.48%) Retail
4 1214 (3.46%) Marketing
5 764 (2.18%) Telecoms
6 709 (2.02%) Advertising
7 612 (1.74%) Front Office
8 609 (1.73%) Games
9 600 (1.71%) Legal
10 565 (1.61%) Back Office
11 395 (1.13%) Manufacturing
12 380 (1.08%) Law
12 380 (1.08%) Investment Banking
13 285 (0.81%) Publishing
14 249 (0.71%) Financial Institution
15 203 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
16 177 (0.50%) Billing
17 176 (0.50%) Automotive
18 99 (0.28%) Music Industry
19 98 (0.28%) German Language
Job Titles
1 20001 (56.97%) Developer
2 8522 (24.27%) .NET Developer
3 4724 (13.45%) C# Developer
4 3944 (11.23%) Analyst
5 3321 (9.46%) C# .NET Developer
6 3041 (8.66%) Senior Developer
7 2577 (7.34%) DBA
8 2450 (6.98%) Software Developer
9 1956 (5.57%) SQL DBA
10 1784 (5.08%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 1775 (5.06%) ASP.NET Developer
12 1651 (4.70%) Web Developer
13 1551 (4.42%) Administrator
14 1468 (4.18%) SQL Developer
15 1411 (4.02%) Consultant
16 1323 (3.77%) Support Analyst
17 1319 (3.76%) Applications Support
18 1260 (3.59%) Architect
19 1240 (3.53%) Business Intelligence Developer
20 1222 (3.48%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19425 (55.33%) .NET
2 13315 (37.92%) ASP.NET
3 9382 (26.72%) HTML
4 7565 (21.55%) CSS
5 7114 (20.26%) ASP.NET MVC
6 5457 (15.54%) jQuery
7 5233 (14.90%) WCF
8 4788 (13.64%) .NET Framework
9 4327 (12.32%) XML
10 4104 (11.69%) Web Services
11 2882 (8.21%) HTML5
12 2609 (7.43%) Entity Framework
13 2300 (6.55%) Ajax
14 2272 (6.47%) ASP.NET Web API
15 2133 (6.08%) WPF
16 2028 (5.78%) AngularJS
17 1689 (4.81%) LINQ
18 1595 (4.54%) WinForms
19 1372 (3.91%) RESTful
20 1359 (3.87%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 2765 (7.88%) Analytical Skills
2 2065 (5.88%) Computer Science
3 1304 (3.71%) Clustering
4 1163 (3.31%) Enterprise Software
5 1117 (3.18%) Replication
6 888 (2.53%) Management Information System
7 808 (2.30%) Mobile App
8 742 (2.11%) Inversion of Control
9 704 (2.01%) Data Centre
10 651 (1.85%) Mathematics
11 620 (1.77%) Client/Server
12 566 (1.61%) N-Tier
13 519 (1.48%) Hedge funds
14 478 (1.36%) User Experience
15 405 (1.15%) Visualisation
16 389 (1.11%) Data Structures
17 371 (1.06%) Data Integration
18 318 (0.91%) Blackberry
19 283 (0.81%) Social Network
20 281 (0.80%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 9286 (26.45%) Windows
2 2944 (8.39%) Linux
3 2193 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
4 1496 (4.26%) Windows Server 2012
5 1491 (4.25%) UNIX
6 1165 (3.32%) Windows Server 2003
7 934 (2.66%) Android
8 682 (1.94%) Windows 7
9 628 (1.79%) Apple iOS
10 441 (1.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 392 (1.12%) Solaris
12 355 (1.01%) Windows XP
13 348 (0.99%) Windows 8
14 165 (0.47%) CentOS
15 157 (0.45%) Ubuntu
16 138 (0.39%) Debian
17 118 (0.34%) AIX
18 104 (0.30%) Windows Vista
19 87 (0.25%) Windows Mobile
20 79 (0.23%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 11338 (32.29%) Agile Software Development
2 10395 (29.61%) MVC
3 5850 (16.66%) TDD
4 4702 (13.39%) Business Intelligence
5 4589 (13.07%) Scrum
6 3485 (9.93%) OO
7 2496 (7.11%) Software Engineering
8 2461 (7.01%) Web Application Development
9 2334 (6.65%) ETL
10 2274 (6.48%) BDD
11 2242 (6.39%) SDLC
12 2237 (6.37%) Continuous Integration
13 2064 (5.88%) ITIL
14 1986 (5.66%) Performance Tuning
15 1797 (5.12%) Web Development
16 1760 (5.01%) Project Management
17 1656 (4.72%) E-Commerce
18 1655 (4.71%) Unit Testing
19 1544 (4.40%) CRM
20 1393 (3.97%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 17795 (50.68%) C#
2 17791 (50.67%) SQL
3 10083 (28.72%) JavaScript
4 6479 (18.45%) T-SQL
5 3362 (9.58%) Java
6 2854 (8.13%) VB.NET
7 1524 (4.34%) VB
8 1388 (3.95%) PowerShell
9 1169 (3.33%) C++
10 1089 (3.10%) PHP
11 1030 (2.93%) Ruby
12 791 (2.25%) VBA
13 779 (2.22%) Python
14 764 (2.18%) PL/SQL
15 654 (1.86%) C
16 618 (1.76%) Perl
17 440 (1.25%) VB6
18 394 (1.12%) VBScript
19 311 (0.89%) Shell Script
20 275 (0.78%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 4704 (13.40%) Degree
2 1926 (5.49%) Microsoft Certification
3 709 (2.02%) Security Cleared
4 703 (2.00%) MCSE
5 482 (1.37%) MCP
6 437 (1.24%) MCITP
7 422 (1.20%) SC Cleared
8 363 (1.03%) MCSA
9 314 (0.89%) Cisco Certification
10 300 (0.85%) ISEB
11 281 (0.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 232 (0.66%) CCNA
13 213 (0.61%) ISTQB
14 209 (0.60%) MCTS
15 205 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
16 176 (0.50%) MCSD
17 163 (0.46%) DV Cleared
18 154 (0.44%) Oracle Certification
19 109 (0.31%) OCP
20 105 (0.30%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1389 (3.96%) QA
2 653 (1.86%) SLA
3 182 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 179 (0.51%) ISO 9001
5 133 (0.38%) PCI DSS
6 121 (0.34%) Data Quality
7 60 (0.17%) COBIT
8 49 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 42 (0.12%) HL7
10 26 (0.074%) PMBOK
11 19 (0.054%) FISMA
12 18 (0.051%) ISO 8583
13 15 (0.043%) WAI
14 13 (0.037%) Dodd-Frank
15 12 (0.034%) Solvency II
16 11 (0.031%) RosettaNet
16 11 (0.031%) EMIR
17 10 (0.028%) SNOMED CT
18 9 (0.026%) Basel II
18 9 (0.026%) GPG13
System Software
1 2824 (8.04%) Active Directory
2 1860 (5.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1038 (2.96%) Hyper-V
4 640 (1.82%) vSphere
5 472 (1.34%) XenApp
6 343 (0.98%) VMware ESX
7 308 (0.88%) Oracle RAC
8 274 (0.78%) VMware ESXi
9 243 (0.69%) XenDesktop
10 146 (0.42%) NFS
11 115 (0.33%) XenServer
12 112 (0.32%) Terminal Services
13 102 (0.29%) Microsoft App-V
14 99 (0.28%) SRDF
15 81 (0.23%) vCloud
16 74 (0.21%) KVM
17 69 (0.20%) Varnish
18 61 (0.17%) Docker
19 60 (0.17%) VMware Server
20 48 (0.14%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 516 (1.47%) SCCM
2 378 (1.08%) SCOM
3 325 (0.93%) Puppet
4 241 (0.69%) Opscode Chef
5 212 (0.60%) Backup Exec
6 200 (0.57%) Nagios
7 187 (0.53%) Data Guard
8 136 (0.39%) Tivoli
9 124 (0.35%) Oracle RMAN
10 121 (0.34%) WSUS
11 119 (0.34%) NetBackup
12 110 (0.31%) HP Quality Center
13 96 (0.27%) Norton AntiVirus
14 81 (0.23%) ZABBIX
15 59 (0.17%) logstash
16 54 (0.15%) Graphite
17 53 (0.15%) Ansible
18 52 (0.15%) SCVMM
19 50 (0.14%) OpenView
20 49 (0.14%) Kibana
Vendors
1 12878 (36.68%) Microsoft
2 5551 (15.81%) Oracle
3 2774 (7.90%) VMware
4 1280 (3.65%) Cisco
5 1249 (3.56%) Citrix
6 832 (2.37%) HP
7 744 (2.12%) SAP
8 739 (2.10%) IBM
9 663 (1.89%) Business Objects
10 591 (1.68%) Cognos
11 577 (1.64%) Sybase
12 546 (1.56%) Google
13 531 (1.51%) Tableau
14 526 (1.50%) Facebook
15 517 (1.47%) Red Hat
16 488 (1.39%) NetApp
17 376 (1.07%) EMC
18 362 (1.03%) Apple
19 339 (0.97%) Informatica
20 330 (0.94%) Dell
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