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 29 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 8 6 5
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -1
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 17609 18931 22424
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.02% 17.57% 19.69%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 53.63% 54.70% 59.84%
Number of salaries quoted 15610 16683 20612
Average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £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
32832 34606 37473
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 29.87% 32.12% 32.91%
Number of salaries quoted 28165 29452 33440
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £62,500 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 29 December 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 29 December 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 -2 16602 £42,500 +6.25% 1568
London -1 6057 £50,000 - 474
South East -3 3443 £40,000 - 316
City of London -1 1450 £52,500 - 181
North West -2 1361 £37,500 +2.73% 172
Yorkshire -3 1274 £38,500 +10.00% 160
East of England -6 1227 £41,500 +3.75% 114
South West -3 1212 £36,500 +1.38% 135
West Midlands -1 1146 £37,500 +7.14% 112
West Yorkshire -2 939 £40,000 +14.28% 93
Manchester -3 786 £38,000 +2.70% 85
Surrey -1 727 £45,000 - 42
East Midlands -1 725 £38,500 +2.66% 65
Hampshire +1 713 £38,000 +1.33% 77
Leeds -2 647 £40,000 +14.28% 56
Berkshire 0 631 £42,500 - 73
Scotland -1 528 £40,000 +1.26% 59
Hertfordshire -3 386 £42,500 +6.25% 30
Bristol -1 321 £37,500 - 40
Cheshire -4 319 £40,000 +6.66% 64
Kent -1 312 £40,000 -11.11% 24
Birmingham -5 311 £37,500 +7.14% 34
Cambridgeshire -5 306 £40,000 +6.66% 32
Buckinghamshire -1 298 £40,000 - 29
Gloucestershire 0 286 £38,500 +10.00% 20
Oxfordshire -5 272 £35,000 -6.66% 31
Glasgow +3 262 £40,000 +6.66% 28
Reading -4 247 £45,000 +16.88% 29
Wiltshire +1 241 £39,000 +11.42% 19
Nottinghamshire -2 241 £35,250 -9.61% 20

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 19952 (54.91%) .NET
2 18318 (50.41%) C#
3 18242 (50.20%) SQL
4 14003 (38.54%) ASP.NET
5 13090 (36.02%) Microsoft
6 11024 (30.34%) Agile Software Development
7 10179 (28.01%) MVC
8 10015 (27.56%) JavaScript
9 9904 (27.26%) HTML
10 9461 (26.04%) Windows
11 8138 (22.40%) CSS
12 7223 (19.88%) Finance
13 7145 (19.66%) SQL Server 2008
14 7067 (19.45%) MS Excel
15 6801 (18.72%) ASP.NET MVC
16 6551 (18.03%) T-SQL
17 6048 (16.64%) Oracle
18 5775 (15.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 5726 (15.76%) jQuery
20 5669 (15.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
21 5655 (15.56%) TDD
22 5354 (14.73%) WCF
23 5036 (13.86%) .NET Framework
24 4872 (13.41%) Business Intelligence
25 4857 (13.37%) XML
26 4819 (13.26%) Degree
27 4589 (12.63%) Scrum
28 4355 (11.98%) Web Services
29 4063 (11.18%) OO
30 3708 (10.20%) Visual Studio

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 3544 (9.75%) SharePoint
2 3232 (8.89%) IIS
3 1614 (4.44%) MS Exchange
4 1031 (2.84%) CMS
5 1025 (2.82%) Node.js
6 862 (2.37%) Apache
7 767 (2.11%) BizTalk Server
8 746 (2.05%) SharePoint 2010
9 708 (1.95%) Exchange Server 2010
10 677 (1.86%) Tomcat
11 653 (1.80%) SharePoint 2013
12 569 (1.57%) JBoss
13 473 (1.30%) WebLogic
14 449 (1.24%) WebSphere
15 442 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2007
16 440 (1.21%) Umbraco
17 320 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2013
18 300 (0.83%) SAS
19 288 (0.79%) Lync
20 259 (0.71%) nginx
Applications
1 7067 (19.45%) MS Excel
2 1603 (4.41%) MS Office
3 249 (0.69%) PowerPivot
4 242 (0.67%) MS Visio
5 188 (0.52%) Photoshop
6 185 (0.51%) InfoPath
7 166 (0.46%) MS PowerPoint
8 131 (0.36%) MS Project
9 99 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
10 82 (0.23%) SPSS
11 63 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
12 35 (0.096%) Fireworks
13 22 (0.061%) FastStats
13 22 (0.061%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 19 (0.052%) AutoCAD
15 12 (0.033%) Acrobat
15 12 (0.033%) Mingle
16 9 (0.025%) S-PLUS
17 8 (0.022%) InDesign
18 6 (0.017%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 830 (2.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 274 (0.75%) Dynamics AX
3 191 (0.53%) Dynamics NAV
4 158 (0.43%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 133 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
6 84 (0.23%) Magento
7 78 (0.21%) Markit EDM
8 70 (0.19%) Agresso
9 68 (0.19%) Dynamics GP
10 60 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 59 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
12 51 (0.14%) Oracle EBS R12
13 48 (0.13%) Google Analytics
14 45 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
14 45 (0.12%) Oracle 11i
14 45 (0.12%) Cognos TM1
15 37 (0.10%) Fredhopper
16 33 (0.091%) Towers Watson Igloo
17 27 (0.074%) Sage 200
17 27 (0.074%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 1120 (3.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 586 (1.61%) SaaS
3 453 (1.25%) Amazon AWS
4 378 (1.04%) Office 365
5 201 (0.55%) GitHub
6 195 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
7 131 (0.36%) PaaS
8 128 (0.35%) IaaS
9 80 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
10 70 (0.19%) Trello
11 59 (0.16%) Amazon S3
12 23 (0.063%) Amazon SQS
13 18 (0.050%) Google Cloud Platform
14 15 (0.041%) CloudBees
15 12 (0.033%) IBM SmartCloud
16 10 (0.028%) Google Apps
17 6 (0.017%) ElastiCache
17 6 (0.017%) OpenShift
17 6 (0.017%) Amazon ElastiCache
18 5 (0.014%) Pure360
Communications & Networking
1 1410 (3.88%) SAN
2 1345 (3.70%) Firewall
3 1298 (3.57%) Internet
4 1123 (3.09%) DNS
5 1094 (3.01%) TCP/IP
6 742 (2.04%) DHCP
7 725 (2.00%) WAN
8 699 (1.92%) LAN
9 546 (1.50%) HTTP
10 512 (1.41%) VPN
11 442 (1.22%) Intranet
12 407 (1.12%) NAS
13 223 (0.61%) VLAN
14 219 (0.60%) FTP
15 218 (0.60%) SSL
16 217 (0.60%) Wireless
17 214 (0.59%) VoIP
18 192 (0.53%) LDAP
19 187 (0.51%) iSCSI
20 169 (0.47%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7145 (19.66%) SQL Server 2008
2 5775 (15.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5669 (15.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3651 (10.05%) SQL Server 2012
5 3181 (8.75%) Data Warehouse
6 3156 (8.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3119 (8.58%) SQL Server 2005
8 2827 (7.78%) Relational Database
9 2598 (7.15%) MySQL
10 1387 (3.82%) RDBMS
11 1373 (3.78%) Oracle Database
12 1121 (3.08%) NoSQL
13 815 (2.24%) OLAP
14 810 (2.23%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 716 (1.97%) Crystal Reports
16 655 (1.80%) Big Data
17 638 (1.76%) MongoDB
18 637 (1.75%) DB2
19 623 (1.71%) SQL Server 2000
20 589 (1.62%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 3708 (10.20%) Visual Studio
2 2372 (6.53%) Team Foundation Server
3 2309 (6.35%) NUnit
4 1730 (4.76%) Git (software)
5 1522 (4.19%) Rhino Mocks
6 1458 (4.01%) Subversion
7 1087 (2.99%) Moq
8 749 (2.06%) TeamCity
9 687 (1.89%) MSTest
10 561 (1.54%) JIRA
11 483 (1.33%) Selenium
12 419 (1.15%) SpecFlow
13 381 (1.05%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 368 (1.01%) Eclipse
15 364 (1.00%) Jenkins
16 357 (0.98%) ReSharper
17 325 (0.89%) Maven
18 304 (0.84%) JUnit
19 303 (0.83%) Cucumber
20 237 (0.65%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 7223 (19.88%) Finance
2 1782 (4.90%) Banking
3 1523 (4.19%) Retail
4 1303 (3.59%) Marketing
5 891 (2.45%) Telecoms
6 856 (2.36%) Advertising
7 624 (1.72%) Games
8 613 (1.69%) Legal
9 553 (1.52%) Law
10 547 (1.51%) Front Office
11 519 (1.43%) Investment Banking
12 462 (1.27%) Back Office
13 358 (0.99%) Manufacturing
14 255 (0.70%) Financial Institution
15 215 (0.59%) Publishing
16 169 (0.47%) French Language
17 157 (0.43%) Automotive
18 151 (0.42%) Billing
19 137 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
20 95 (0.26%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 20761 (57.13%) Developer
2 8453 (23.26%) .NET Developer
3 5007 (13.78%) C# Developer
4 4320 (11.89%) Analyst
5 3474 (9.56%) C# .NET Developer
6 3110 (8.56%) Senior Developer
7 2538 (6.98%) Software Developer
8 2402 (6.61%) DBA
9 2035 (5.60%) ASP.NET Developer
10 2029 (5.58%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 1820 (5.01%) Web Developer
12 1652 (4.55%) SQL Developer
13 1615 (4.44%) SQL DBA
14 1519 (4.18%) Administrator
15 1417 (3.90%) Support Analyst
16 1408 (3.87%) Applications Support
17 1390 (3.83%) Consultant
18 1299 (3.57%) Junior
19 1258 (3.46%) Architect
20 1190 (3.27%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19952 (54.91%) .NET
2 14003 (38.54%) ASP.NET
3 9904 (27.26%) HTML
4 8138 (22.40%) CSS
5 6801 (18.72%) ASP.NET MVC
6 5726 (15.76%) jQuery
7 5354 (14.73%) WCF
8 5036 (13.86%) .NET Framework
9 4857 (13.37%) XML
10 4355 (11.98%) Web Services
11 2888 (7.95%) HTML5
12 2732 (7.52%) Ajax
13 2615 (7.20%) WPF
14 2414 (6.64%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 1796 (4.94%) WinForms
16 1740 (4.79%) LINQ
17 1639 (4.51%) ASP.NET Web API
18 1485 (4.09%) ASP.NET Web Forms
19 1470 (4.05%) CSS3
20 1327 (3.65%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3019 (8.31%) Analytical Skills
2 2147 (5.91%) Computer Science
3 1117 (3.07%) Clustering
4 1094 (3.01%) Enterprise Software
5 1031 (2.84%) Replication
6 921 (2.53%) Management Information System
7 727 (2.00%) Mobile App
8 672 (1.85%) Inversion of Control
9 652 (1.79%) N-Tier
10 650 (1.79%) Mathematics
11 563 (1.55%) Client/Server
12 503 (1.38%) Open Source
13 473 (1.30%) User Experience
14 444 (1.22%) Hedge funds
15 376 (1.03%) Visualisation
16 360 (0.99%) Data Integration
17 351 (0.97%) Data Structures
18 314 (0.86%) Social Media
19 296 (0.81%) iPhone
20 278 (0.77%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 9461 (26.04%) Windows
2 2845 (7.83%) Linux
3 2396 (6.59%) Windows Server 2008
4 1629 (4.48%) UNIX
5 1442 (3.97%) Windows Server 2003
6 1383 (3.81%) Windows Server 2012
7 897 (2.47%) Android
8 790 (2.17%) Windows 7
9 660 (1.82%) Apple iOS
10 434 (1.19%) Solaris
11 424 (1.17%) Windows XP
12 410 (1.13%) Windows 8
13 355 (0.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 226 (0.62%) AIX
15 147 (0.40%) CentOS
16 127 (0.35%) Debian
17 109 (0.30%) Ubuntu
18 106 (0.29%) Windows Vista
19 84 (0.23%) Windows Phone
20 82 (0.23%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11024 (30.34%) Agile Software Development
2 10179 (28.01%) MVC
3 5655 (15.56%) TDD
4 4872 (13.41%) Business Intelligence
5 4589 (12.63%) Scrum
6 4063 (11.18%) OO
7 2631 (7.24%) Software Engineering
8 2591 (7.13%) ETL
9 2279 (6.27%) BDD
10 2262 (6.22%) Web Application Development
11 2194 (6.04%) E-Commerce
12 2114 (5.82%) ITIL
13 2094 (5.76%) Web Development
14 2062 (5.67%) Continuous Integration
15 2038 (5.61%) Performance Tuning
16 1675 (4.61%) CRM
17 1618 (4.45%) Project Management
18 1597 (4.39%) Unit Testing
19 1464 (4.03%) Mentoring
20 1374 (3.78%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 18318 (50.41%) C#
2 18242 (50.20%) SQL
3 10015 (27.56%) JavaScript
4 6551 (18.03%) T-SQL
5 3532 (9.72%) VB.NET
6 3400 (9.36%) Java
7 1926 (5.30%) VB
8 1311 (3.61%) C++
9 1206 (3.32%) PHP
10 1110 (3.05%) PowerShell
11 1083 (2.98%) Ruby
12 975 (2.68%) VBA
13 831 (2.29%) PL/SQL
14 610 (1.68%) Python
15 579 (1.59%) Perl
16 563 (1.55%) VB6
17 530 (1.46%) C
18 465 (1.28%) VBScript
19 398 (1.10%) Shell Script
20 257 (0.71%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 4819 (13.26%) Degree
2 1931 (5.31%) Microsoft Certification
3 710 (1.95%) MCSE
4 675 (1.86%) Security Cleared
5 444 (1.22%) MCITP
6 439 (1.21%) MCP
7 419 (1.15%) SC Cleared
8 352 (0.97%) MCTS
9 311 (0.86%) MCSA
9 311 (0.86%) ISEB
10 286 (0.79%) Cisco Certification
11 230 (0.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 230 (0.63%) MCSD
12 216 (0.59%) CCNA
13 193 (0.53%) ISTQB
14 180 (0.50%) ITIL Certification
15 123 (0.34%) MCDBA
16 121 (0.33%) DV Cleared
17 119 (0.33%) MCAD
18 112 (0.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1344 (3.70%) QA
2 837 (2.30%) SLA
3 265 (0.73%) ISO 9001
4 159 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 109 (0.30%) Data Quality
6 74 (0.20%) PCI DSS
7 58 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 42 (0.12%) WAI
9 32 (0.088%) HL7
10 29 (0.080%) COBIT
11 28 (0.077%) ISO 8583
12 26 (0.072%) WCAG
13 19 (0.052%) GAMP
14 13 (0.036%) EMIR
15 11 (0.030%) JSP 440
15 11 (0.030%) Solvency II
16 9 (0.025%) Dodd-Frank
16 9 (0.025%) Basel II
16 9 (0.025%) ISO 14001
17 8 (0.022%) GPG13
System Software
1 2694 (7.41%) Active Directory
2 1779 (4.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1036 (2.85%) Hyper-V
4 608 (1.67%) vSphere
5 450 (1.24%) XenApp
6 336 (0.92%) VMware ESX
7 278 (0.77%) Oracle RAC
8 245 (0.67%) VMware ESXi
9 217 (0.60%) XenDesktop
10 149 (0.41%) Oracle RMAN
11 120 (0.33%) NFS
11 120 (0.33%) XenServer
12 111 (0.31%) Terminal Services
13 101 (0.28%) KVM
14 97 (0.27%) UAG
15 78 (0.21%) ISA Server
16 74 (0.20%) vCloud
17 69 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
18 65 (0.18%) Forefront TMG
19 59 (0.16%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 467 (1.29%) SCCM
2 325 (0.89%) SCOM
3 275 (0.76%) Puppet
4 216 (0.59%) HP Quality Center
5 215 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
6 192 (0.53%) Data Guard
7 183 (0.50%) Backup Exec
8 180 (0.50%) Nagios
9 138 (0.38%) NetBackup
10 112 (0.31%) Tivoli
11 106 (0.29%) SCVMM
12 105 (0.29%) Norton AntiVirus
13 99 (0.27%) WSUS
14 69 (0.19%) logstash
15 68 (0.19%) ZABBIX
16 66 (0.18%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
17 56 (0.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
18 55 (0.15%) OpenView
18 55 (0.15%) EMC NetWorker
19 54 (0.15%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 13090 (36.02%) Microsoft
2 6048 (16.64%) Oracle
3 2683 (7.38%) VMware
4 1283 (3.53%) Cisco
5 1212 (3.34%) Citrix
6 969 (2.67%) HP
7 832 (2.29%) Business Objects
8 798 (2.20%) IBM
9 765 (2.11%) SAP
10 657 (1.81%) Sybase
11 639 (1.76%) Cognos
12 588 (1.62%) Google
13 539 (1.48%) NetApp
14 523 (1.44%) Facebook
15 480 (1.32%) Red Hat
16 398 (1.10%) Apple
17 379 (1.04%) EMC
18 368 (1.01%) Dell
19 365 (1.00%) Tableau
20 352 (0.97%) Informatica
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