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 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 8 7 5
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -2
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 18160 20349 20698
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.42% 16.95% 18.43%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 53.03% 53.92% 57.68%
Number of salaries quoted 15792 17910 18538
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 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £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
34243 37736 35883
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 30.95% 31.43% 31.95%
Number of salaries quoted 28950 32016 31027
Average salary £46,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.33% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,500 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +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 24 April 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 24 April 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 -2 17098 £42,500 +2.40% 2503
London +1 6320 £52,500 +5.00% 832
South East -1 3534 £41,500 +3.75% 443
City of London -3 1416 £52,500 +5.00% 285
Yorkshire 0 1414 £37,500 +2.73% 241
East of England -3 1406 £40,000 - 157
North West -1 1383 £40,000 +6.66% 305
West Midlands -1 1101 £37,500 - 192
South West -2 1020 £36,000 +2.85% 174
West Yorkshire 0 930 £37,500 - 153
Hampshire +1 767 £40,000 - 79
Manchester -1 766 £40,000 +6.66% 164
East Midlands -2 766 £40,000 +3.89% 103
Surrey -2 712 £45,000 +3.44% 83
Leeds -3 649 £37,500 +3.44% 98
Berkshire -4 626 £45,000 +5.88% 73
Scotland +2 473 £40,000 +6.66% 65
Hertfordshire +7 436 £45,000 +12.50% 41
Buckinghamshire -3 399 £40,000 - 46
Cheshire -1 355 £40,000 +6.66% 73
Bristol -3 304 £38,500 +2.66% 55
Cambridgeshire -5 304 £40,000 - 45
Birmingham -2 299 £37,500 +2.73% 48
Reading -1 282 £45,000 +5.88% 33
Nottinghamshire +3 277 £41,500 +3.75% 37
Milton Keynes -1 272 £39,500 -1.25% 27
Oxfordshire 0 271 £40,000 +6.66% 69
Essex +1 265 £37,500 -11.76% 18
Glasgow +5 257 £40,000 +6.66% 35
Nottingham +3 254 £41,500 +3.75% 33

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 19450 (55.24%) .NET
2 17890 (50.81%) C#
3 17815 (50.59%) SQL
4 13506 (38.36%) ASP.NET
5 12949 (36.77%) Microsoft
6 11177 (31.74%) Agile Software Development
7 10308 (29.27%) MVC
8 10090 (28.66%) JavaScript
9 9610 (27.29%) HTML
10 9312 (26.45%) Windows
11 7833 (22.25%) CSS
12 7246 (20.58%) Finance
13 6983 (19.83%) ASP.NET MVC
14 6788 (19.28%) MS Excel
15 6712 (19.06%) SQL Server 2008
16 6492 (18.44%) T-SQL
17 5760 (16.36%) TDD
18 5722 (16.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 5545 (15.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 5533 (15.71%) jQuery
21 5467 (15.53%) Oracle
22 5218 (14.82%) WCF
23 4828 (13.71%) .NET Framework
24 4668 (13.26%) Business Intelligence
25 4625 (13.13%) Degree
26 4572 (12.98%) Scrum
27 4453 (12.65%) XML
28 4113 (11.68%) Web Services
29 3676 (10.44%) OO
30 3537 (10.04%) SQL Server 2012

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 3176 (9.02%) SharePoint
2 3083 (8.76%) IIS
3 1647 (4.68%) MS Exchange
4 1061 (3.01%) Node.js
5 912 (2.59%) CMS
6 828 (2.35%) Apache
7 781 (2.22%) BizTalk Server
8 751 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2010
9 683 (1.94%) Tomcat
10 671 (1.91%) SharePoint 2010
11 582 (1.65%) SharePoint 2013
12 540 (1.53%) WebSphere
13 502 (1.43%) JBoss
14 449 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2007
15 392 (1.11%) Umbraco
16 379 (1.08%) WebLogic
17 320 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2013
18 318 (0.90%) Lync
19 288 (0.82%) SAS
20 264 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 6788 (19.28%) MS Excel
2 1502 (4.27%) MS Office
3 285 (0.81%) MS Visio
4 211 (0.60%) PowerPivot
5 162 (0.46%) Photoshop
6 150 (0.43%) MS Project
7 132 (0.37%) InfoPath
8 126 (0.36%) MS PowerPoint
9 120 (0.34%) SPSS
10 75 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
11 63 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
12 43 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 20 (0.057%) FastStats
14 18 (0.051%) Fireworks
14 18 (0.051%) AutoCAD
15 17 (0.048%) Acrobat
16 11 (0.031%) SOLIDWORKS
16 11 (0.031%) Mingle
17 9 (0.026%) GNU Octave
17 9 (0.026%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 784 (2.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 263 (0.75%) Dynamics AX
3 176 (0.50%) Dynamics NAV
4 99 (0.28%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 94 (0.27%) Dynamics GP
6 67 (0.19%) RMDS
7 66 (0.19%) Magento
8 59 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
8 59 (0.17%) Markit EDM
9 54 (0.15%) Cognos TM1
10 53 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
11 51 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 44 (0.12%) Sage 200
13 37 (0.11%) SAP Business One
13 37 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
14 35 (0.099%) Oracle ERP
14 35 (0.099%) Agresso
15 30 (0.085%) Oracle General Ledger
16 26 (0.074%) Towers Watson Igloo
17 23 (0.065%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 1344 (3.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 927 (2.63%) Amazon AWS
3 678 (1.93%) SaaS
4 450 (1.28%) Office 365
5 197 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
6 127 (0.36%) GitHub
7 116 (0.33%) PaaS
8 109 (0.31%) IaaS
9 81 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
10 78 (0.22%) Google Analytics
11 67 (0.19%) Amazon S3
12 50 (0.14%) Mimecast
13 32 (0.091%) AWS CloudFormation
14 31 (0.088%) Google Cloud Platform
15 16 (0.045%) Trello
16 14 (0.040%) IBM SmartCloud
17 13 (0.037%) Yammer
18 11 (0.031%) Google Apps
19 10 (0.028%) Google App Engine
19 10 (0.028%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 1477 (4.19%) SAN
2 1362 (3.87%) Firewall
3 1122 (3.19%) TCP/IP
4 1103 (3.13%) DNS
5 1086 (3.08%) Internet
6 754 (2.14%) WAN
7 719 (2.04%) LAN
8 717 (2.04%) DHCP
9 611 (1.74%) HTTP
10 497 (1.41%) VPN
11 405 (1.15%) NAS
12 285 (0.81%) Intranet
13 266 (0.76%) VoIP
14 247 (0.70%) SSL
15 244 (0.69%) VLAN
16 219 (0.62%) Wireless
17 197 (0.56%) FTP
18 182 (0.52%) iSCSI
19 177 (0.50%) Network Security
20 171 (0.49%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6712 (19.06%) SQL Server 2008
2 5722 (16.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5545 (15.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3537 (10.04%) SQL Server 2012
5 3153 (8.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3110 (8.83%) Data Warehouse
7 2840 (8.07%) SQL Server 2005
8 2554 (7.25%) Relational Database
9 2248 (6.38%) MySQL
10 1339 (3.80%) NoSQL
11 1278 (3.63%) Oracle Database
12 1108 (3.15%) RDBMS
13 790 (2.24%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 734 (2.08%) Big Data
15 716 (2.03%) MongoDB
16 665 (1.89%) OLAP
17 574 (1.63%) QlikView
18 566 (1.61%) SQL Server 2000
19 510 (1.45%) DB2
20 502 (1.43%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 3452 (9.80%) Visual Studio
2 2256 (6.41%) Team Foundation Server
3 2139 (6.07%) NUnit
4 1616 (4.59%) Git (software)
5 1339 (3.80%) Rhino Mocks
6 1292 (3.67%) Subversion
7 1138 (3.23%) Moq
8 755 (2.14%) MSTest
9 591 (1.68%) JIRA
10 588 (1.67%) TeamCity
11 503 (1.43%) Selenium
12 377 (1.07%) SpecFlow
13 363 (1.03%) Jenkins
14 348 (0.99%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 339 (0.96%) Eclipse
16 337 (0.96%) Maven
17 290 (0.82%) ReSharper
18 285 (0.81%) JUnit
19 236 (0.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
20 186 (0.53%) Ant
General
1 7246 (20.58%) Finance
2 1656 (4.70%) Banking
3 1540 (4.37%) Retail
4 1284 (3.65%) Marketing
5 802 (2.28%) Telecoms
6 764 (2.17%) Advertising
7 590 (1.68%) Legal
8 562 (1.60%) Games
9 561 (1.59%) Front Office
10 537 (1.53%) Back Office
11 414 (1.18%) Law
12 409 (1.16%) Investment Banking
13 375 (1.06%) Manufacturing
14 253 (0.72%) Financial Institution
15 250 (0.71%) Publishing
16 180 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
17 170 (0.48%) Billing
18 152 (0.43%) Automotive
19 94 (0.27%) Electronics
19 94 (0.27%) German Language
Job Titles
1 20081 (57.03%) Developer
2 8486 (24.10%) .NET Developer
3 4760 (13.52%) C# Developer
4 3947 (11.21%) Analyst
5 3342 (9.49%) C# .NET Developer
6 3003 (8.53%) Senior Developer
7 2598 (7.38%) DBA
8 2492 (7.08%) Software Developer
9 1930 (5.48%) SQL DBA
10 1889 (5.36%) ASP.NET Developer
11 1888 (5.36%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 1654 (4.70%) Web Developer
13 1551 (4.40%) Administrator
14 1454 (4.13%) SQL Developer
15 1433 (4.07%) Consultant
16 1318 (3.74%) Support Analyst
17 1301 (3.69%) Applications Support
18 1253 (3.56%) Architect
19 1247 (3.54%) Junior
20 1216 (3.45%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19450 (55.24%) .NET
2 13506 (38.36%) ASP.NET
3 9610 (27.29%) HTML
4 7833 (22.25%) CSS
5 6983 (19.83%) ASP.NET MVC
6 5533 (15.71%) jQuery
7 5218 (14.82%) WCF
8 4828 (13.71%) .NET Framework
9 4453 (12.65%) XML
10 4113 (11.68%) Web Services
11 2935 (8.34%) HTML5
12 2559 (7.27%) Entity Framework
13 2464 (7.00%) Ajax
14 2241 (6.36%) WPF
15 2131 (6.05%) ASP.NET Web API
16 1872 (5.32%) AngularJS
17 1731 (4.92%) LINQ
18 1643 (4.67%) WinForms
19 1411 (4.01%) CSS3
20 1396 (3.96%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 2781 (7.90%) Analytical Skills
2 1933 (5.49%) Computer Science
3 1273 (3.62%) Clustering
4 1165 (3.31%) Enterprise Software
5 1116 (3.17%) Replication
6 867 (2.46%) Management Information System
7 805 (2.29%) Mobile App
8 735 (2.09%) Inversion of Control
9 607 (1.72%) Client/Server
10 602 (1.71%) N-Tier
11 596 (1.69%) Mathematics
12 566 (1.61%) Open Source
13 496 (1.41%) Hedge funds
14 467 (1.33%) User Experience
15 398 (1.13%) Visualisation
16 397 (1.13%) Data Integration
17 388 (1.10%) Data Structures
18 301 (0.85%) Blackberry
19 290 (0.82%) Social Media
20 278 (0.79%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 9312 (26.45%) Windows
2 2919 (8.29%) Linux
3 2267 (6.44%) Windows Server 2008
4 1471 (4.18%) Windows Server 2012
5 1457 (4.14%) UNIX
6 1229 (3.49%) Windows Server 2003
7 918 (2.61%) Android
8 713 (2.02%) Windows 7
9 616 (1.75%) Apple iOS
10 434 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 383 (1.09%) Windows XP
12 379 (1.08%) Solaris
13 376 (1.07%) Windows 8
14 166 (0.47%) CentOS
15 149 (0.42%) Ubuntu
16 132 (0.37%) AIX
17 117 (0.33%) Debian
18 111 (0.32%) Windows Vista
19 78 (0.22%) Windows 2000
20 75 (0.21%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 11177 (31.74%) Agile Software Development
2 10308 (29.27%) MVC
3 5760 (16.36%) TDD
4 4668 (13.26%) Business Intelligence
5 4572 (12.98%) Scrum
6 3676 (10.44%) OO
7 2577 (7.32%) Software Engineering
8 2411 (6.85%) Web Application Development
9 2374 (6.74%) ETL
10 2273 (6.46%) BDD
11 2176 (6.18%) Continuous Integration
12 2024 (5.75%) ITIL
13 1975 (5.61%) Performance Tuning
14 1858 (5.28%) Web Development
15 1683 (4.78%) E-Commerce
15 1683 (4.78%) Project Management
16 1636 (4.65%) Unit Testing
17 1582 (4.49%) CRM
18 1411 (4.01%) Mentoring
19 1254 (3.56%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 17890 (50.81%) C#
2 17815 (50.59%) SQL
3 10090 (28.66%) JavaScript
4 6492 (18.44%) T-SQL
5 3261 (9.26%) Java
6 3091 (8.78%) VB.NET
7 1645 (4.67%) VB
8 1340 (3.81%) PowerShell
9 1161 (3.30%) C++
10 1107 (3.14%) PHP
11 997 (2.83%) Ruby
12 810 (2.30%) VBA
13 748 (2.12%) Python
14 741 (2.10%) PL/SQL
15 600 (1.70%) Perl
16 597 (1.70%) C
17 472 (1.34%) VB6
18 389 (1.10%) VBScript
19 314 (0.89%) Shell Script
20 270 (0.77%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 4625 (13.13%) Degree
2 1953 (5.55%) Microsoft Certification
3 752 (2.14%) Security Cleared
4 737 (2.09%) MCSE
5 513 (1.46%) MCP
6 471 (1.34%) SC Cleared
7 445 (1.26%) MCITP
8 371 (1.05%) MCSA
9 300 (0.85%) Cisco Certification
10 287 (0.82%) ISEB
11 275 (0.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 241 (0.68%) MCTS
13 219 (0.62%) ISTQB
14 213 (0.60%) CCNA
15 196 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
16 181 (0.51%) MCSD
17 160 (0.45%) DV Cleared
18 137 (0.39%) Oracle Certification
19 116 (0.33%) Citrix Certification
20 103 (0.29%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1338 (3.80%) QA
2 668 (1.90%) SLA
3 216 (0.61%) ISO 9001
4 195 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 119 (0.34%) PCI DSS
6 106 (0.30%) Data Quality
7 48 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 47 (0.13%) COBIT
9 38 (0.11%) HL7
10 29 (0.082%) PMBOK
11 27 (0.077%) FISMA
12 23 (0.065%) WAI
13 20 (0.057%) ISO 8583
14 13 (0.037%) GPG13
15 12 (0.034%) JSP 440
15 12 (0.034%) Basel II
16 11 (0.031%) RosettaNet
16 11 (0.031%) EMIR
16 11 (0.031%) Solvency II
17 8 (0.023%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 2903 (8.24%) Active Directory
2 1863 (5.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1083 (3.08%) Hyper-V
4 660 (1.87%) vSphere
5 463 (1.31%) XenApp
6 308 (0.87%) VMware ESX
7 295 (0.84%) VMware ESXi
8 269 (0.76%) Oracle RAC
9 255 (0.72%) XenDesktop
10 142 (0.40%) NFS
11 128 (0.36%) XenServer
12 112 (0.32%) Terminal Services
13 89 (0.25%) vCloud
14 85 (0.24%) SRDF
15 80 (0.23%) Microsoft App-V
16 76 (0.22%) KVM
17 61 (0.17%) VMware Server
18 59 (0.17%) Varnish
19 52 (0.15%) Docker
20 47 (0.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 499 (1.42%) SCCM
2 365 (1.04%) SCOM
3 317 (0.90%) Puppet
4 235 (0.67%) Backup Exec
5 214 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
6 205 (0.58%) Nagios
7 168 (0.48%) Data Guard
8 144 (0.41%) Tivoli
9 143 (0.41%) NetBackup
10 123 (0.35%) HP Quality Center
11 112 (0.32%) Norton AntiVirus
12 110 (0.31%) Oracle RMAN
12 110 (0.31%) WSUS
13 76 (0.22%) ZABBIX
14 64 (0.18%) SCVMM
15 62 (0.18%) logstash
16 58 (0.16%) Graphite
17 51 (0.14%) Ansible
18 48 (0.14%) OpenView
19 47 (0.13%) Kibana
Vendors
1 12949 (36.77%) Microsoft
2 5467 (15.53%) Oracle
3 2752 (7.82%) VMware
4 1308 (3.71%) Cisco
5 1257 (3.57%) Citrix
6 886 (2.52%) HP
7 768 (2.18%) SAP
8 686 (1.95%) IBM
9 659 (1.87%) Business Objects
10 579 (1.64%) Sybase
11 562 (1.60%) Cognos
12 539 (1.53%) Google
13 523 (1.49%) Red Hat
14 509 (1.45%) Facebook
15 506 (1.44%) NetApp
16 484 (1.37%) Tableau
17 366 (1.04%) Apple
18 348 (0.99%) EMC
19 345 (0.98%) Symantec
20 342 (0.97%) Dell
City, London
Harnham
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 22 minutes ago
London
Harnham
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 44 minutes ago
London
Harnham
Salary: £60000 - £120000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 51 minutes ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + pension, private HC
Posted: 1 hour ago
Crowborough, East Sussex
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £26000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Foresight Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £23000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Harnham
Salary: £35000 - £60000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £70,000 to £85,000 per annum Bonus and benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Oldham, Lancashire
Next Move IT
Salary: £20000 - £24000 per annum + Pension, Private Health
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Nicoll Curtin
Salary: £45000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
XIST4 IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Great Bens
Posted: 15 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
XIST4 IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Great Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum Plus a great benefits package
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
West Midlands
TUI Group
Salary: Very competitive
Posted: Yesterday
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum, Benefits Bonus (10%), Pension, Share Option
Posted: Yesterday