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 30 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Oct 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 18382 19348 20824
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.16% 17.98% 18.52%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 53.66% 55.91% 58.73%
Number of salaries quoted 15993 17259 18850
Average salary £41,701 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,750 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -

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
34259 34606 35459
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 30.11% 32.15% 31.53%
Number of salaries quoted 28924 29919 31254
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 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 30 October 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 30 October 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 17317 £42,500 +6.25% 2235
London -4 6468 £50,000 - 654
South East -3 3367 £40,000 - 388
City of London 0 1580 £52,500 - 222
North West -1 1563 £38,000 +8.57% 289
Yorkshire -3 1383 £37,500 +14.50% 223
East of England -4 1249 £41,500 +10.66% 138
South West -1 1209 £36,500 +4.28% 251
West Midlands +3 1183 £37,500 - 159
West Yorkshire -3 940 £37,500 +15.38% 136
Manchester +4 898 £38,500 +10.00% 161
Surrey -3 776 £45,000 +5.88% 65
East Midlands -4 759 £38,000 +1.33% 100
Hampshire -3 684 £37,500 - 100
Berkshire -5 609 £40,000 -5.88% 59
Scotland -4 600 £37,500 -6.25% 107
Leeds -4 599 £40,000 +23.07% 82
Cheshire -4 397 £37,500 +4.16% 64
Buckinghamshire 0 360 £40,000 - 44
Hertfordshire -5 359 £42,000 +7.69% 46
Bristol +2 322 £37,500 +2.73% 71
Birmingham -3 309 £37,500 - 40
Cambridgeshire 0 301 £40,000 +6.66% 38
Wiltshire +4 268 £37,500 +7.14% 40
Edinburgh -3 266 £39,000 -2.50% 27
Glasgow -1 257 £37,500 -6.25% 59
Oxfordshire -5 246 £37,500 - 30
Bedfordshire -2 235 £45,000 +12.50% 14
Kent -3 235 £37,500 -16.66% 32
Staffordshire -2 229 £35,000 - 21

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 20899 (55.23%) .NET
2 19111 (50.50%) SQL
3 19027 (50.28%) C#
4 14425 (38.12%) ASP.NET
5 13352 (35.29%) Microsoft
6 11219 (29.65%) Agile Software Development
7 10230 (27.03%) JavaScript
8 10212 (26.99%) HTML
9 10146 (26.81%) MVC
10 9650 (25.50%) Windows
11 8354 (22.08%) CSS
12 7561 (19.98%) Finance
13 7447 (19.68%) SQL Server 2008
14 7401 (19.56%) MS Excel
15 6879 (18.18%) T-SQL
16 6710 (17.73%) ASP.NET MVC
17 6470 (17.10%) Oracle
18 5958 (15.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 5928 (15.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 5804 (15.34%) jQuery
21 5737 (15.16%) TDD
22 5640 (14.90%) WCF
23 5216 (13.78%) XML
24 5119 (13.53%) Degree
25 5058 (13.37%) .NET Framework
26 4989 (13.18%) Business Intelligence
27 4600 (12.16%) Web Services
28 4550 (12.02%) Scrum
29 4174 (11.03%) OO
30 3976 (10.51%) SQL Server 2012

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 3688 (9.75%) SharePoint
2 3324 (8.78%) IIS
3 1588 (4.20%) MS Exchange
4 1081 (2.86%) CMS
5 926 (2.45%) Node.js
6 865 (2.29%) BizTalk Server
7 862 (2.28%) Apache
8 733 (1.94%) SharePoint 2010
9 716 (1.89%) Tomcat
10 693 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2010
11 681 (1.80%) SharePoint 2013
12 548 (1.45%) JBoss
13 470 (1.24%) WebSphere
14 458 (1.21%) Umbraco
15 450 (1.19%) WebLogic
16 429 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2007
17 320 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2013
18 273 (0.72%) Lync
19 271 (0.72%) SharePoint Server
20 264 (0.70%) SAS
Applications
1 7401 (19.56%) MS Excel
2 1568 (4.14%) MS Office
3 222 (0.59%) PowerPivot
4 203 (0.54%) MS Visio
5 191 (0.50%) Photoshop
5 191 (0.50%) InfoPath
6 172 (0.45%) MS PowerPoint
7 110 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
7 110 (0.29%) MS Project
8 80 (0.21%) SPSS
9 53 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
10 42 (0.11%) Fireworks
11 37 (0.098%) FastStats
12 14 (0.037%) Mingle
12 14 (0.037%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 12 (0.032%) S-PLUS
14 10 (0.026%) AutoCAD
15 7 (0.018%) LaTeX
16 6 (0.016%) Stata
16 6 (0.016%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 824 (2.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 242 (0.64%) Dynamics AX
3 198 (0.52%) Dynamics NAV
4 175 (0.46%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 155 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
6 96 (0.25%) Magento
7 94 (0.25%) Markit EDM
8 89 (0.24%) Oracle Applications
9 88 (0.23%) Fredhopper
10 83 (0.22%) Dynamics GP
11 71 (0.19%) Oracle EBS R12
12 67 (0.18%) Agresso
13 61 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
14 55 (0.15%) Cognos TM1
15 51 (0.13%) Google Analytics
16 47 (0.12%) HFM
17 44 (0.12%) Oracle BPM
18 39 (0.10%) SAP BPC
18 39 (0.10%) Remedy ITSM
19 37 (0.098%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 953 (2.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 633 (1.67%) SaaS
3 483 (1.28%) Amazon AWS
4 300 (0.79%) Office 365
5 198 (0.52%) GitHub
6 173 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
7 114 (0.30%) PaaS
8 112 (0.30%) IaaS
9 109 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
10 73 (0.19%) Trello
11 60 (0.16%) Amazon S3
12 26 (0.069%) Amazon SQS
13 10 (0.026%) Heroku
13 10 (0.026%) Google Apps
13 10 (0.026%) Force.com
14 9 (0.024%) Rackspace Cloud
15 7 (0.018%) IBM SmartCloud
16 6 (0.016%) ElastiCache
16 6 (0.016%) Pure360
16 6 (0.016%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 1447 (3.82%) Internet
2 1374 (3.63%) SAN
3 1271 (3.36%) Firewall
4 1072 (2.83%) TCP/IP
5 1062 (2.81%) DNS
6 737 (1.95%) WAN
7 735 (1.94%) LAN
8 689 (1.82%) DHCP
9 525 (1.39%) Intranet
10 513 (1.36%) VPN
11 480 (1.27%) HTTP
12 405 (1.07%) NAS
13 247 (0.65%) FTP
14 241 (0.64%) VoIP
15 190 (0.50%) LDAP
16 187 (0.49%) VLAN
17 186 (0.49%) Network Security
18 183 (0.48%) iSCSI
19 175 (0.46%) SSL
20 174 (0.46%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7447 (19.68%) SQL Server 2008
2 5958 (15.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5928 (15.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3976 (10.51%) SQL Server 2012
5 3401 (8.99%) SQL Server 2005
6 3350 (8.85%) Data Warehouse
7 3303 (8.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3045 (8.05%) Relational Database
9 2638 (6.97%) MySQL
10 1496 (3.95%) Oracle Database
11 1495 (3.95%) RDBMS
12 953 (2.52%) OLAP
13 921 (2.43%) NoSQL
14 869 (2.30%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 771 (2.04%) Crystal Reports
16 690 (1.82%) SQL Server 2000
17 665 (1.76%) DB2
18 601 (1.59%) Big Data
19 543 (1.43%) Oracle Database 11g
20 539 (1.42%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 3865 (10.21%) Visual Studio
2 2350 (6.21%) Team Foundation Server
3 2285 (6.04%) NUnit
4 1571 (4.15%) Git (software)
5 1542 (4.08%) Rhino Mocks
6 1528 (4.04%) Subversion
7 1070 (2.83%) Moq
8 726 (1.92%) TeamCity
9 701 (1.85%) MSTest
10 561 (1.48%) JIRA
11 509 (1.35%) Selenium
12 462 (1.22%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 422 (1.12%) SpecFlow
14 381 (1.01%) Eclipse
15 358 (0.95%) Jenkins
16 346 (0.91%) ReSharper
17 317 (0.84%) Cucumber
18 296 (0.78%) Maven
19 279 (0.74%) JUnit
20 226 (0.60%) Ant
General
1 7561 (19.98%) Finance
2 1956 (5.17%) Banking
3 1509 (3.99%) Retail
4 1318 (3.48%) Marketing
5 823 (2.17%) Telecoms
6 814 (2.15%) Advertising
7 720 (1.90%) Games
8 603 (1.59%) Legal
9 600 (1.59%) Front Office
10 586 (1.55%) Investment Banking
11 567 (1.50%) Law
12 496 (1.31%) Back Office
13 369 (0.98%) Manufacturing
14 264 (0.70%) Publishing
15 226 (0.60%) Financial Institution
16 181 (0.48%) Automotive
17 180 (0.48%) French Language
18 174 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
19 160 (0.42%) Billing
20 112 (0.30%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 21689 (57.32%) Developer
2 8769 (23.17%) .NET Developer
3 5406 (14.29%) C# Developer
4 4664 (12.33%) Analyst
5 3688 (9.75%) C# .NET Developer
6 3398 (8.98%) Senior Developer
7 2578 (6.81%) Software Developer
8 2467 (6.52%) DBA
9 2213 (5.85%) ASP.NET Developer
10 2116 (5.59%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 1922 (5.08%) Web Developer
12 1898 (5.02%) SQL Developer
13 1673 (4.42%) SQL DBA
14 1555 (4.11%) Administrator
15 1485 (3.92%) Applications Support
16 1460 (3.86%) Support Analyst
17 1378 (3.64%) Architect
18 1374 (3.63%) Junior
19 1352 (3.57%) Consultant
20 1300 (3.44%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20899 (55.23%) .NET
2 14425 (38.12%) ASP.NET
3 10212 (26.99%) HTML
4 8354 (22.08%) CSS
5 6710 (17.73%) ASP.NET MVC
6 5804 (15.34%) jQuery
7 5640 (14.90%) WCF
8 5216 (13.78%) XML
9 5058 (13.37%) .NET Framework
10 4600 (12.16%) Web Services
11 2861 (7.56%) HTML5
12 2771 (7.32%) WPF
13 2754 (7.28%) Ajax
14 2367 (6.26%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 1885 (4.98%) WinForms
16 1800 (4.76%) LINQ
17 1537 (4.06%) ASP.NET Web Forms
18 1467 (3.88%) CSS3
19 1396 (3.69%) SOAP
20 1377 (3.64%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 2969 (7.85%) Analytical Skills
2 2371 (6.27%) Computer Science
3 1130 (2.99%) Clustering
4 1048 (2.77%) Enterprise Software
5 992 (2.62%) Replication
6 899 (2.38%) Management Information System
7 739 (1.95%) Mobile App
8 698 (1.84%) Mathematics
9 670 (1.77%) N-Tier
10 617 (1.63%) Inversion of Control
11 592 (1.56%) Client/Server
12 536 (1.42%) User Experience
13 517 (1.37%) Open Source
14 473 (1.25%) Hedge funds
15 370 (0.98%) Data Structures
16 360 (0.95%) Visualisation
17 349 (0.92%) Social Media
18 344 (0.91%) Data Integration
19 315 (0.83%) iPhone
20 298 (0.79%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 9650 (25.50%) Windows
2 2839 (7.50%) Linux
3 2473 (6.54%) Windows Server 2008
4 1739 (4.60%) UNIX
5 1556 (4.11%) Windows Server 2003
6 1287 (3.40%) Windows Server 2012
7 895 (2.37%) Android
8 837 (2.21%) Windows 7
9 611 (1.61%) Apple iOS
10 445 (1.18%) Windows 8
11 440 (1.16%) Windows XP
12 437 (1.15%) Solaris
13 366 (0.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 237 (0.63%) AIX
15 138 (0.36%) CentOS
16 117 (0.31%) Debian
17 101 (0.27%) Windows Vista
18 91 (0.24%) Windows Phone
19 85 (0.22%) Ubuntu
20 81 (0.21%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11219 (29.65%) Agile Software Development
2 10146 (26.81%) MVC
3 5737 (15.16%) TDD
4 4989 (13.18%) Business Intelligence
5 4550 (12.02%) Scrum
6 4174 (11.03%) OO
7 2786 (7.36%) ETL
8 2699 (7.13%) Software Engineering
9 2547 (6.73%) E-Commerce
10 2194 (5.80%) Web Development
11 2166 (5.72%) BDD
12 2162 (5.71%) Performance Tuning
13 2145 (5.67%) Web Application Development
14 2131 (5.63%) ITIL
15 2015 (5.33%) Continuous Integration
16 1784 (4.71%) Unit Testing
17 1739 (4.60%) CRM
18 1670 (4.41%) Project Management
19 1580 (4.18%) Mentoring
20 1391 (3.68%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 19111 (50.50%) SQL
2 19027 (50.28%) C#
3 10230 (27.03%) JavaScript
4 6879 (18.18%) T-SQL
5 3729 (9.85%) VB.NET
6 3728 (9.85%) Java
7 2046 (5.41%) VB
8 1445 (3.82%) C++
9 1258 (3.32%) PHP
10 1062 (2.81%) PowerShell
11 982 (2.60%) VBA
12 978 (2.58%) Ruby
13 931 (2.46%) PL/SQL
14 632 (1.67%) Python
15 606 (1.60%) VB6
16 588 (1.55%) Perl
17 579 (1.53%) C
18 498 (1.32%) VBScript
19 405 (1.07%) Shell Script
20 256 (0.68%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 5119 (13.53%) Degree
2 2161 (5.71%) Microsoft Certification
3 786 (2.08%) MCSE
4 612 (1.62%) Security Cleared
5 597 (1.58%) MCP
6 521 (1.38%) MCTS
7 464 (1.23%) MCITP
8 395 (1.04%) MCSD
9 369 (0.98%) SC Cleared
10 342 (0.90%) ISEB
11 326 (0.86%) MCSA
12 318 (0.84%) Cisco Certification
13 303 (0.80%) MCAD
14 257 (0.68%) CCNA
15 225 (0.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 189 (0.50%) ITIL Certification
17 173 (0.46%) ISTQB
18 127 (0.34%) MCDBA
19 106 (0.28%) Citrix Certification
20 97 (0.26%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1414 (3.74%) QA
2 825 (2.18%) SLA
3 286 (0.76%) ISO 9001
4 132 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 101 (0.27%) Data Quality
6 89 (0.24%) PCI DSS
7 50 (0.13%) WAI
8 45 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 34 (0.090%) WCAG
10 30 (0.079%) ISO 8583
11 26 (0.069%) HL7
12 25 (0.066%) COBIT
13 19 (0.050%) EMIR
14 18 (0.048%) GAMP
15 16 (0.042%) Dodd-Frank
16 13 (0.034%) UCITS
17 8 (0.021%) Basel III
18 7 (0.018%) Solvency II
18 7 (0.018%) ISO 14001
19 6 (0.016%) Basel II
System Software
1 2592 (6.85%) Active Directory
2 1720 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 918 (2.43%) Hyper-V
4 508 (1.34%) vSphere
5 440 (1.16%) XenApp
6 366 (0.97%) VMware ESX
7 321 (0.85%) Oracle RAC
8 195 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
9 191 (0.50%) XenDesktop
10 178 (0.47%) Oracle RMAN
11 143 (0.38%) XenServer
12 120 (0.32%) UAG
13 116 (0.31%) Terminal Services
14 115 (0.30%) NFS
15 85 (0.22%) ISA Server
16 78 (0.21%) KVM
17 72 (0.19%) HDFS
17 72 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
18 70 (0.18%) Forefront TMG
19 57 (0.15%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 442 (1.17%) SCCM
2 294 (0.78%) SCOM
3 246 (0.65%) Puppet
4 229 (0.61%) HP Quality Center
5 214 (0.57%) Data Guard
6 205 (0.54%) Opscode Chef
7 173 (0.46%) Nagios
8 169 (0.45%) Backup Exec
9 128 (0.34%) NetBackup
10 118 (0.31%) WSUS
11 100 (0.26%) SCVMM
12 97 (0.26%) Tivoli
13 89 (0.24%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 82 (0.22%) Norton AntiVirus
15 69 (0.18%) EMC NetWorker
16 63 (0.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
17 61 (0.16%) logstash
18 60 (0.16%) ZABBIX
19 58 (0.15%) OpenView
20 52 (0.14%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 13352 (35.29%) Microsoft
2 6470 (17.10%) Oracle
3 2660 (7.03%) VMware
4 1253 (3.31%) Cisco
5 1211 (3.20%) Citrix
6 942 (2.49%) HP
7 900 (2.38%) Business Objects
8 814 (2.15%) IBM
9 721 (1.91%) Sybase
10 717 (1.89%) SAP
11 664 (1.75%) Cognos
12 617 (1.63%) Google
13 514 (1.36%) Facebook
14 505 (1.33%) NetApp
15 473 (1.25%) Red Hat
16 362 (0.96%) EMC
17 360 (0.95%) Dell
18 352 (0.93%) Informatica
19 340 (0.90%) Sitecore
20 333 (0.88%) Tableau
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