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 28 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 8 6 5
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -1
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 16815 17998 21635
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.15% 17.26% 19.59%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 53.98% 54.31% 59.42%
Number of salaries quoted 15008 15874 19758
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £29,440 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -

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
31153 33141 36412
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 29.92% 31.78% 32.97%
Number of salaries quoted 26788 28113 32371
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,825 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +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 28 January 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 28 January 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 -2 15808 £42,500 +3.65% 2556
London +4 5656 £50,000 - 783
South East -2 3392 £40,000 - 442
City of London +3 1317 £51,250 -2.38% 261
North West -3 1256 £38,000 +1.33% 298
East of England +1 1241 £40,000 - 203
South West -4 1208 £36,500 +1.38% 215
Yorkshire -3 1204 £38,500 +10.00% 268
West Midlands -2 1033 £37,500 +7.14% 181
West Yorkshire -3 865 £40,000 +14.28% 182
Surrey 0 740 £45,000 - 64
Manchester -5 716 £39,000 +4.00% 180
Hampshire -3 680 £37,500 +1.35% 83
East Midlands -1 663 £38,500 +1.31% 126
Berkshire -4 647 £45,000 +5.88% 106
Leeds -3 643 £40,000 +12.67% 113
Scotland -1 459 £40,000 +6.66% 71
Hertfordshire +2 383 £42,500 +6.25% 52
Cheshire -2 322 £40,000 +6.66% 63
Kent 0 306 £40,000 -11.11% 43
Cambridgeshire -5 299 £40,000 - 64
Bristol -5 297 £37,500 - 63
Birmingham -5 289 £36,500 +4.28% 54
Gloucestershire +2 276 £40,000 +14.28% 41
Buckinghamshire -2 267 £40,000 -5.88% 33
Oxfordshire -2 258 £37,500 -2.59% 53
Reading -5 256 £45,000 +16.88% 45
Wiltshire +3 253 £39,250 +12.14% 29
Glasgow +2 232 £40,000 +1.26% 39
East Sussex -2 223 £42,500 +6.25% 18

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 19240 (54.73%) .NET
2 17710 (50.38%) C#
3 17693 (50.33%) SQL
4 13466 (38.30%) ASP.NET
5 12771 (36.33%) Microsoft
6 10759 (30.60%) Agile Software Development
7 9963 (28.34%) MVC
8 9877 (28.09%) JavaScript
9 9725 (27.66%) HTML
10 9249 (26.31%) Windows
11 7967 (22.66%) CSS
12 7057 (20.07%) Finance
13 6980 (19.85%) SQL Server 2008
14 6797 (19.33%) MS Excel
15 6615 (18.82%) ASP.NET MVC
16 6323 (17.99%) T-SQL
17 5830 (16.58%) Oracle
18 5562 (15.82%) jQuery
19 5522 (15.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 5482 (15.59%) TDD
21 5404 (15.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
22 5115 (14.55%) WCF
23 4907 (13.96%) .NET Framework
24 4679 (13.31%) XML
25 4632 (13.18%) Business Intelligence
26 4610 (13.11%) Degree
27 4569 (13.00%) Scrum
28 4141 (11.78%) Web Services
29 3851 (10.95%) OO
30 3524 (10.02%) Visual Studio

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 3473 (9.88%) SharePoint
2 3143 (8.94%) IIS
3 1656 (4.71%) MS Exchange
4 977 (2.78%) Node.js
5 974 (2.77%) CMS
6 835 (2.38%) Apache
7 767 (2.18%) SharePoint 2010
8 763 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2010
9 718 (2.04%) BizTalk Server
10 635 (1.81%) Tomcat
11 627 (1.78%) SharePoint 2013
12 566 (1.61%) JBoss
13 463 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2007
14 459 (1.31%) WebSphere
15 457 (1.30%) WebLogic
16 412 (1.17%) Umbraco
17 338 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2013
18 312 (0.89%) SAS
19 296 (0.84%) Lync
20 268 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 6797 (19.33%) MS Excel
2 1565 (4.45%) MS Office
3 277 (0.79%) PowerPivot
4 255 (0.73%) MS Visio
5 171 (0.49%) Photoshop
6 165 (0.47%) InfoPath
7 163 (0.46%) MS PowerPoint
8 150 (0.43%) MS Project
9 101 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
10 99 (0.28%) SPSS
11 71 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
12 32 (0.091%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 23 (0.065%) AutoCAD
14 21 (0.060%) FastStats
15 18 (0.051%) Acrobat
16 17 (0.048%) Fireworks
17 12 (0.034%) Mingle
18 7 (0.020%) S-PLUS
18 7 (0.020%) PrintSoft PReS
19 6 (0.017%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 788 (2.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 270 (0.77%) Dynamics AX
3 184 (0.52%) Dynamics NAV
4 154 (0.44%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 110 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
6 78 (0.22%) Dynamics GP
7 75 (0.21%) Markit EDM
8 70 (0.20%) Magento
9 61 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 58 (0.16%) Agresso
11 50 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
12 49 (0.14%) Google Analytics
13 47 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
14 42 (0.12%) Cognos TM1
15 39 (0.11%) Oracle 11i
15 39 (0.11%) Oracle EBS R12
15 39 (0.11%) Towers Watson Igloo
16 36 (0.10%) Sage 200
17 35 (0.100%) RMDS
18 26 (0.074%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 1154 (3.28%) Microsoft Azure
2 561 (1.60%) SaaS
3 408 (1.16%) Amazon AWS
4 392 (1.12%) Office 365
5 181 (0.51%) GitHub
6 178 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
7 120 (0.34%) PaaS
8 105 (0.30%) IaaS
9 72 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
10 62 (0.18%) Amazon S3
11 55 (0.16%) Trello
12 23 (0.065%) Google Cloud Platform
13 22 (0.063%) Amazon SQS
14 13 (0.037%) IBM SmartCloud
15 9 (0.026%) CloudBees
15 9 (0.026%) Google Apps
16 8 (0.023%) ElastiCache
16 8 (0.023%) OpenShift
16 8 (0.023%) Amazon ElastiCache
17 6 (0.017%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 1426 (4.06%) SAN
2 1357 (3.86%) Firewall
3 1170 (3.33%) Internet
4 1101 (3.13%) DNS
5 1076 (3.06%) TCP/IP
6 724 (2.06%) DHCP
7 719 (2.05%) WAN
8 672 (1.91%) LAN
9 560 (1.59%) HTTP
10 516 (1.47%) VPN
11 405 (1.15%) NAS
12 390 (1.11%) Intranet
13 231 (0.66%) VLAN
14 225 (0.64%) Wireless
15 221 (0.63%) VoIP
16 205 (0.58%) SSL
17 204 (0.58%) FTP
18 187 (0.53%) iSCSI
19 178 (0.51%) LDAP
20 156 (0.44%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6980 (19.85%) SQL Server 2008
2 5522 (15.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5404 (15.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3457 (9.83%) SQL Server 2012
5 3052 (8.68%) Data Warehouse
6 3035 (8.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2986 (8.49%) SQL Server 2005
8 2619 (7.45%) Relational Database
9 2503 (7.12%) MySQL
10 1346 (3.83%) Oracle Database
11 1245 (3.54%) RDBMS
12 1112 (3.16%) NoSQL
13 734 (2.09%) OLAP
14 716 (2.04%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 652 (1.85%) Big Data
16 651 (1.85%) MongoDB
17 641 (1.82%) Crystal Reports
18 628 (1.79%) SQL Server 2000
19 586 (1.67%) QlikView
20 574 (1.63%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3524 (10.02%) Visual Studio
2 2286 (6.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 2216 (6.30%) NUnit
4 1623 (4.62%) Git (software)
5 1443 (4.10%) Rhino Mocks
6 1351 (3.84%) Subversion
7 1054 (3.00%) Moq
8 680 (1.93%) TeamCity
9 663 (1.89%) MSTest
10 560 (1.59%) JIRA
11 435 (1.24%) Selenium
12 394 (1.12%) SpecFlow
13 362 (1.03%) Eclipse
14 359 (1.02%) Jenkins
15 341 (0.97%) Maven
16 339 (0.96%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
17 329 (0.94%) ReSharper
18 311 (0.88%) JUnit
19 251 (0.71%) Cucumber
20 224 (0.64%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 7057 (20.07%) Finance
2 1713 (4.87%) Banking
3 1475 (4.20%) Retail
4 1273 (3.62%) Marketing
5 872 (2.48%) Telecoms
6 820 (2.33%) Advertising
7 578 (1.64%) Legal
8 555 (1.58%) Games
9 500 (1.42%) Front Office
10 498 (1.42%) Law
11 459 (1.31%) Investment Banking
12 435 (1.24%) Back Office
13 330 (0.94%) Manufacturing
14 255 (0.73%) Financial Institution
15 209 (0.59%) Publishing
16 152 (0.43%) Billing
17 144 (0.41%) Automotive
18 135 (0.38%) French Language
19 129 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
20 85 (0.24%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 19887 (56.57%) Developer
2 8153 (23.19%) .NET Developer
3 4730 (13.45%) C# Developer
4 4159 (11.83%) Analyst
5 3291 (9.36%) C# .NET Developer
6 2994 (8.52%) Senior Developer
7 2472 (7.03%) Software Developer
8 2422 (6.89%) DBA
9 1937 (5.51%) ASP.NET Developer
10 1900 (5.40%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 1746 (4.97%) Web Developer
12 1662 (4.73%) SQL DBA
13 1528 (4.35%) Administrator
14 1500 (4.27%) SQL Developer
15 1398 (3.98%) Consultant
16 1375 (3.91%) Support Analyst
17 1340 (3.81%) Applications Support
18 1260 (3.58%) Junior
19 1217 (3.46%) Architect
20 1164 (3.31%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19240 (54.73%) .NET
2 13466 (38.30%) ASP.NET
3 9725 (27.66%) HTML
4 7967 (22.66%) CSS
5 6615 (18.82%) ASP.NET MVC
6 5562 (15.82%) jQuery
7 5115 (14.55%) WCF
8 4907 (13.96%) .NET Framework
9 4679 (13.31%) XML
10 4141 (11.78%) Web Services
11 2902 (8.25%) HTML5
12 2641 (7.51%) Ajax
13 2473 (7.03%) WPF
14 2380 (6.77%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 1734 (4.93%) ASP.NET Web API
16 1722 (4.90%) LINQ
17 1700 (4.84%) WinForms
18 1487 (4.23%) CSS3
19 1479 (4.21%) AngularJS
20 1438 (4.09%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 2910 (8.28%) Analytical Skills
2 1985 (5.65%) Computer Science
3 1124 (3.20%) Clustering
4 1069 (3.04%) Enterprise Software
5 1001 (2.85%) Replication
6 882 (2.51%) Management Information System
7 726 (2.07%) Mobile App
8 683 (1.94%) Inversion of Control
9 649 (1.85%) N-Tier
10 645 (1.83%) Mathematics
11 517 (1.47%) Client/Server
12 464 (1.32%) Open Source
13 443 (1.26%) User Experience
14 438 (1.25%) Hedge funds
15 399 (1.13%) Visualisation
16 377 (1.07%) Data Integration
17 351 (1.00%) Data Structures
18 296 (0.84%) Blackberry
19 263 (0.75%) Social Media
20 262 (0.75%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 9249 (26.31%) Windows
2 2813 (8.00%) Linux
3 2358 (6.71%) Windows Server 2008
4 1593 (4.53%) UNIX
5 1400 (3.98%) Windows Server 2012
6 1377 (3.92%) Windows Server 2003
7 931 (2.65%) Android
8 789 (2.24%) Windows 7
9 658 (1.87%) Apple iOS
10 431 (1.23%) Windows XP
11 418 (1.19%) Windows 8
12 407 (1.16%) Solaris
13 352 (1.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 184 (0.52%) AIX
15 150 (0.43%) CentOS
16 115 (0.33%) Windows Vista
17 112 (0.32%) Debian
18 111 (0.32%) Ubuntu
19 94 (0.27%) Windows Phone
20 77 (0.22%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 10759 (30.60%) Agile Software Development
2 9963 (28.34%) MVC
3 5482 (15.59%) TDD
4 4632 (13.18%) Business Intelligence
5 4569 (13.00%) Scrum
6 3851 (10.95%) OO
7 2642 (7.52%) Software Engineering
8 2456 (6.99%) ETL
9 2245 (6.39%) BDD
10 2180 (6.20%) Web Application Development
11 2094 (5.96%) ITIL
12 2023 (5.75%) Continuous Integration
13 2009 (5.71%) Web Development
14 1985 (5.65%) E-Commerce
15 1950 (5.55%) Performance Tuning
16 1577 (4.49%) Project Management
17 1574 (4.48%) CRM
18 1531 (4.35%) Unit Testing
19 1421 (4.04%) Mentoring
20 1260 (3.58%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 17710 (50.38%) C#
2 17693 (50.33%) SQL
3 9877 (28.09%) JavaScript
4 6323 (17.99%) T-SQL
5 3260 (9.27%) VB.NET
6 3242 (9.22%) Java
7 1762 (5.01%) VB
8 1232 (3.50%) C++
9 1154 (3.28%) PHP
10 1142 (3.25%) PowerShell
11 1027 (2.92%) Ruby
12 927 (2.64%) VBA
13 778 (2.21%) PL/SQL
14 605 (1.72%) Python
15 566 (1.61%) Perl
16 527 (1.50%) C
17 505 (1.44%) VB6
18 439 (1.25%) VBScript
19 367 (1.04%) Shell Script
20 258 (0.73%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 4610 (13.11%) Degree
2 1882 (5.35%) Microsoft Certification
3 718 (2.04%) Security Cleared
4 703 (2.00%) MCSE
5 460 (1.31%) SC Cleared
6 448 (1.27%) MCP
7 431 (1.23%) MCITP
8 333 (0.95%) MCSA
9 296 (0.84%) MCTS
10 283 (0.80%) ISEB
11 269 (0.77%) Cisco Certification
12 236 (0.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 200 (0.57%) CCNA
14 195 (0.55%) MCSD
15 188 (0.53%) ITIL Certification
16 187 (0.53%) ISTQB
17 132 (0.38%) DV Cleared
18 124 (0.35%) Oracle Certification
19 111 (0.32%) Citrix Certification
20 110 (0.31%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1281 (3.64%) QA
2 774 (2.20%) SLA
3 229 (0.65%) ISO 9001
4 161 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 105 (0.30%) Data Quality
6 82 (0.23%) PCI DSS
7 48 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 33 (0.094%) HL7
9 30 (0.085%) ISO 8583
10 29 (0.082%) WAI
11 26 (0.074%) COBIT
12 15 (0.043%) JSP 440
13 13 (0.037%) Solvency II
13 13 (0.037%) ISO 14001
13 13 (0.037%) GAMP
14 11 (0.031%) WCAG
15 7 (0.020%) Basel II
15 7 (0.020%) GPG13
15 7 (0.020%) EMIR
16 4 (0.011%) RosettaNet
System Software
1 2789 (7.93%) Active Directory
2 1778 (5.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1083 (3.08%) Hyper-V
4 608 (1.73%) vSphere
5 468 (1.33%) XenApp
6 323 (0.92%) VMware ESX
7 265 (0.75%) Oracle RAC
8 241 (0.69%) VMware ESXi
9 226 (0.64%) XenDesktop
10 131 (0.37%) XenServer
10 131 (0.37%) NFS
11 120 (0.34%) Terminal Services
12 113 (0.32%) Oracle RMAN
13 86 (0.24%) KVM
14 81 (0.23%) vCloud
15 75 (0.21%) UAG
16 74 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
17 66 (0.19%) ISA Server
18 64 (0.18%) SRDF
19 56 (0.16%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 480 (1.37%) SCCM
2 361 (1.03%) SCOM
3 266 (0.76%) Puppet
4 208 (0.59%) HP Quality Center
5 204 (0.58%) Backup Exec
6 199 (0.57%) Nagios
7 187 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
8 160 (0.46%) Data Guard
9 143 (0.41%) NetBackup
10 123 (0.35%) Tivoli
11 119 (0.34%) SCVMM
12 107 (0.30%) Norton AntiVirus
13 96 (0.27%) WSUS
14 64 (0.18%) ZABBIX
15 63 (0.18%) logstash
16 53 (0.15%) Opsview
16 53 (0.15%) OpenView
17 52 (0.15%) Tivoli Storage Manager
18 50 (0.14%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
19 45 (0.13%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 12771 (36.33%) Microsoft
2 5830 (16.58%) Oracle
3 2658 (7.56%) VMware
4 1269 (3.61%) Cisco
5 1243 (3.54%) Citrix
6 960 (2.73%) HP
7 776 (2.21%) Business Objects
8 767 (2.18%) IBM
9 746 (2.12%) SAP
10 624 (1.77%) Cognos
11 593 (1.69%) Sybase
12 553 (1.57%) NetApp
13 519 (1.48%) Google
14 494 (1.41%) Red Hat
15 471 (1.34%) Facebook
16 417 (1.19%) Tableau
17 365 (1.04%) Dell
18 362 (1.03%) EMC
18 362 (1.03%) Apple
19 336 (0.96%) Informatica
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