The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Database & Business Intelligence category.

Location
3 months to
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 5 5 5
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 19387 18921 21053
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.67% 17.38% 17.85%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 53.58% 55.56% 57.51%
Number of salaries quoted 17117 16894 19136
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £37,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +1.35%
Database & Business Intelligence Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
36182 34055 36608
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 31.11% 31.28% 31.04%
Number of salaries quoted 30951 29408 32311
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £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 £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +2.63%

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 0 18333 £42,500 +6.25% 2295
London +5 7016 £50,000 - 744
South East -3 4109 £40,000 - 426
City of London +3 1898 £52,500 +3.96% 251
North West +1 1481 £37,500 +7.14% 247
East of England -2 1388 £41,500 +10.66% 187
Yorkshire -2 1285 £35,000 +7.69% 215
South West +1 1152 £36,249 +3.56% 158
West Midlands +1 1077 £37,500 +1.35% 161
Surrey -3 928 £45,000 +12.50% 79
West Yorkshire -3 876 £36,500 +12.30% 123
Manchester -1 803 £38,500 +10.00% 136
East Midlands 0 744 £35,125 +0.35% 112
Berkshire +1 718 £42,500 +6.25% 101
Hampshire -1 684 £40,000 +11.11% 78
Leeds -3 643 £35,661 +9.72% 86
Scotland 0 530 £38,000 +1.33% 106
Cheshire -1 434 £37,500 +7.14% 48
Buckinghamshire -1 423 £40,000 - 33
Hertfordshire -1 388 £41,500 +4.40% 31
Oxfordshire -4 374 £37,500 -6.25% 48
West Sussex +8 319 £40,500 +1.25% 26
Cambridgeshire -10 316 £40,500 +1.25% 58
Kent +1 311 £40,000 - 17
Reading +12 307 £42,500 +1.79% 44
Bristol 0 301 £37,500 +7.14% 46
Birmingham +4 297 £35,000 -6.66% 54
Leicestershire -1 280 £37,500 -1.31% 27
Bedfordshire +2 278 £45,000 +1.69% 41
Staffordshire 0 272 £35,000 -12.50% 24

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 22858 (57.14%) .NET
2 20602 (51.50%) C#
3 20514 (51.28%) SQL
4 15493 (38.73%) ASP.NET
5 14324 (35.80%) Microsoft
6 10255 (25.63%) MVC
7 10224 (25.56%) JavaScript
8 10215 (25.53%) HTML
9 10183 (25.45%) Windows
10 8601 (21.50%) SQL Server 2008
11 8462 (21.15%) CSS
12 7974 (19.93%) Finance
13 7687 (19.21%) MS Excel
14 7671 (19.17%) T-SQL
15 6786 (16.96%) ASP.NET MVC
16 6687 (16.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 6650 (16.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 6435 (16.09%) Oracle
19 6221 (15.55%) WCF
20 6147 (15.37%) jQuery
21 6009 (15.02%) TDD
22 5795 (14.49%) XML
23 5462 (13.65%) Degree
24 5343 (13.36%) Agile Software Development
25 5286 (13.21%) .NET Framework
26 5167 (12.92%) Business Intelligence
27 5017 (12.54%) Web Services
28 4943 (12.36%) SQL Server 2012
29 4838 (12.09%) Scrum
30 4352 (10.88%) OO

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 3722 (9.30%) SharePoint
2 3391 (8.48%) IIS
3 1647 (4.12%) MS Exchange
4 1264 (3.16%) CMS
5 917 (2.29%) BizTalk Server
6 820 (2.05%) Apache
7 816 (2.04%) SharePoint 2010
8 776 (1.94%) Exchange Server 2010
9 765 (1.91%) Tomcat
10 705 (1.76%) SharePoint 2013
11 695 (1.74%) Node.js
12 554 (1.38%) Umbraco
13 530 (1.32%) WebSphere
14 429 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2007
15 336 (0.84%) SharePoint Server
16 331 (0.83%) WebLogic
17 314 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2003
18 300 (0.75%) Lync
19 291 (0.73%) Sitecore CMS
20 273 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 7687 (19.21%) MS Excel
2 1482 (3.70%) MS Office
3 203 (0.51%) MS Visio
4 195 (0.49%) Photoshop
5 191 (0.48%) InfoPath
6 187 (0.47%) MS PowerPoint
7 160 (0.40%) MS Project
8 127 (0.32%) PowerPivot
9 101 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
10 71 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
11 68 (0.17%) SPSS
12 54 (0.13%) FastStats
13 41 (0.10%) Fireworks
14 13 (0.032%) Acrobat
15 12 (0.030%) OmniGraffle
16 9 (0.022%) Mingle
17 8 (0.020%) AutoCAD
18 7 (0.017%) S-PLUS
18 7 (0.017%) LaTeX
19 6 (0.015%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 826 (2.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 220 (0.55%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 210 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
4 192 (0.48%) Dynamics NAV
5 121 (0.30%) Magento
6 120 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
7 107 (0.27%) Markit EDM
8 101 (0.25%) Cognos TM1
9 100 (0.25%) Dynamics GP
10 82 (0.20%) Fredhopper
11 78 (0.19%) Google Analytics
12 70 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
13 54 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
14 51 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
14 51 (0.13%) Oracle EBS R12
15 50 (0.12%) Oracle BPM
16 39 (0.097%) Agresso
17 38 (0.095%) Visualfiles
18 36 (0.090%) Maximo
19 35 (0.087%) HFM
Cloud Services
1 827 (2.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 656 (1.64%) SaaS
3 377 (0.94%) Amazon AWS
4 262 (0.65%) Office 365
5 182 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
6 169 (0.42%) GitHub
7 113 (0.28%) IaaS
8 92 (0.23%) PaaS
9 84 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
10 48 (0.12%) Amazon S3
11 44 (0.11%) Trello
12 25 (0.062%) Force.com
13 15 (0.037%) Amazon SQS
13 15 (0.037%) Google Apps
14 14 (0.035%) Rackspace Cloud
15 13 (0.032%) Heroku
16 12 (0.030%) Basecamp
17 9 (0.022%) Amazon ELB
18 8 (0.020%) CloudFront
19 5 (0.012%) Pure360
Communications & Networking
1 1544 (3.86%) Internet
2 1431 (3.58%) SAN
3 1250 (3.12%) Firewall
4 1102 (2.75%) TCP/IP
5 1095 (2.74%) DNS
6 796 (1.99%) LAN
7 771 (1.93%) WAN
8 684 (1.71%) DHCP
9 549 (1.37%) VPN
10 514 (1.28%) HTTP
11 454 (1.13%) Intranet
12 390 (0.97%) NAS
13 267 (0.67%) VoIP
14 255 (0.64%) FTP
15 237 (0.59%) LDAP
16 196 (0.49%) VLAN
17 187 (0.47%) SMTP
18 184 (0.46%) Network Security
19 165 (0.41%) Wireless
20 162 (0.40%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8601 (21.50%) SQL Server 2008
2 6687 (16.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6650 (16.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4943 (12.36%) SQL Server 2012
5 4331 (10.83%) SQL Server 2005
6 3619 (9.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3573 (8.93%) Data Warehouse
8 3173 (7.93%) Relational Database
9 2536 (6.34%) MySQL
10 1531 (3.83%) RDBMS
11 1466 (3.66%) Oracle Database
12 1040 (2.60%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 1027 (2.57%) OLAP
14 785 (1.96%) NoSQL
15 783 (1.96%) Crystal Reports
16 753 (1.88%) SQL Server 2000
17 611 (1.53%) DB2
18 566 (1.41%) Big Data
19 564 (1.41%) Oracle Database 11g
20 515 (1.29%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 4097 (10.24%) Visual Studio
2 2458 (6.14%) Team Foundation Server
3 2304 (5.76%) NUnit
4 1669 (4.17%) Subversion
5 1459 (3.65%) Rhino Mocks
6 1108 (2.77%) Git (software)
7 1065 (2.66%) Moq
8 717 (1.79%) MSTest
9 584 (1.46%) JIRA
10 566 (1.41%) TeamCity
11 552 (1.38%) Selenium
12 524 (1.31%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 427 (1.07%) Eclipse
14 368 (0.92%) SpecFlow
15 342 (0.85%) Maven
16 320 (0.80%) Jenkins
17 311 (0.78%) JUnit
18 303 (0.76%) Cucumber
19 295 (0.74%) ReSharper
20 265 (0.66%) Ant
General
1 7974 (19.93%) Finance
2 1963 (4.91%) Banking
3 1473 (3.68%) Marketing
4 1455 (3.64%) Retail
5 808 (2.02%) Games
6 773 (1.93%) Telecoms
7 729 (1.82%) Advertising
8 662 (1.65%) Front Office
9 640 (1.60%) Investment Banking
10 589 (1.47%) Back Office
11 588 (1.47%) Law
12 581 (1.45%) Legal
13 391 (0.98%) Manufacturing
14 341 (0.85%) Publishing
15 259 (0.65%) Financial Institution
16 257 (0.64%) Pharmaceutical
17 212 (0.53%) Automotive
18 169 (0.42%) Billing
19 144 (0.36%) French Language
20 123 (0.31%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 23414 (58.53%) Developer
2 9521 (23.80%) .NET Developer
3 6264 (15.66%) C# Developer
4 4601 (11.50%) Analyst
5 4212 (10.53%) C# .NET Developer
6 3631 (9.08%) Senior Developer
7 2861 (7.15%) Software Developer
8 2670 (6.67%) DBA
9 2668 (6.67%) ASP.NET Developer
10 2402 (6.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 2210 (5.52%) SQL Developer
12 2137 (5.34%) Web Developer
13 1959 (4.90%) SQL DBA
14 1720 (4.30%) Administrator
15 1603 (4.01%) Consultant
16 1557 (3.89%) Architect
17 1480 (3.70%) Senior .NET Developer
18 1388 (3.47%) Support Analyst
19 1368 (3.42%) Applications Support
20 1292 (3.23%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22858 (57.14%) .NET
2 15493 (38.73%) ASP.NET
3 10215 (25.53%) HTML
4 8462 (21.15%) CSS
5 6786 (16.96%) ASP.NET MVC
6 6221 (15.55%) WCF
7 6147 (15.37%) jQuery
8 5795 (14.49%) XML
9 5286 (13.21%) .NET Framework
10 5017 (12.54%) Web Services
11 3176 (7.94%) WPF
12 3128 (7.82%) Ajax
13 2712 (6.78%) HTML5
14 2501 (6.25%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 2378 (5.94%) ASP.NET MVC 4
16 2365 (5.91%) WinForms
17 2130 (5.32%) LINQ
18 1564 (3.91%) NHibernate
19 1529 (3.82%) XSLT
20 1501 (3.75%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 2595 (6.49%) Computer Science
2 1240 (3.10%) Enterprise Software
3 1190 (2.97%) Clustering
4 1168 (2.92%) Replication
5 888 (2.22%) Mobile App
6 813 (2.03%) Management Information System
7 777 (1.94%) N-Tier
8 774 (1.93%) Mathematics
9 648 (1.62%) Inversion of Control
10 629 (1.57%) Client/Server
11 584 (1.46%) Open Source
12 482 (1.20%) Hedge funds
13 390 (0.97%) Social Media
14 367 (0.92%) Data Integration
15 365 (0.91%) Blackberry
16 355 (0.89%) iPhone
17 348 (0.87%) Tandem
18 290 (0.72%) Derivative
19 279 (0.70%) Fixed Income
20 271 (0.68%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 10183 (25.45%) Windows
2 2690 (6.72%) Linux
3 2669 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 1708 (4.27%) UNIX
5 1707 (4.27%) Windows Server 2003
6 1181 (2.95%) Windows Server 2012
7 1005 (2.51%) Android
8 827 (2.07%) Windows 7
9 646 (1.61%) Apple iOS
10 476 (1.19%) Windows XP
11 431 (1.08%) Windows 8
12 355 (0.89%) Solaris
13 310 (0.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 153 (0.38%) AIX
15 141 (0.35%) Windows Vista
16 140 (0.35%) CentOS
17 115 (0.29%) Windows Phone
18 113 (0.28%) Debian
19 111 (0.28%) Ubuntu
20 97 (0.24%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 10255 (25.63%) MVC
2 6009 (15.02%) TDD
3 5343 (13.36%) Agile Software Development
4 5167 (12.92%) Business Intelligence
5 4838 (12.09%) Scrum
6 4352 (10.88%) OO
7 3093 (7.73%) Software Engineering
8 2807 (7.02%) ETL
9 2603 (6.51%) E-Commerce
10 2391 (5.98%) Web Development
11 2274 (5.68%) Performance Tuning
12 2107 (5.27%) Web Application Development
13 2072 (5.18%) BDD
14 2009 (5.02%) Unit Testing
15 1961 (4.90%) ITIL
16 1947 (4.87%) Continuous Integration
17 1818 (4.54%) Project Management
18 1811 (4.53%) CRM
19 1477 (3.69%) OOP
20 1466 (3.66%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 20602 (51.50%) C#
2 20514 (51.28%) SQL
3 10224 (25.56%) JavaScript
4 7671 (19.17%) T-SQL
5 4034 (10.08%) VB.NET
6 4012 (10.03%) Java
7 2098 (5.24%) VB
8 1617 (4.04%) C++
9 1299 (3.25%) PHP
10 1064 (2.66%) PowerShell
11 1031 (2.58%) PL/SQL
12 935 (2.34%) VBA
13 719 (1.80%) Ruby
14 656 (1.64%) C
15 630 (1.57%) Python
16 602 (1.50%) VB6
17 543 (1.36%) Perl
18 533 (1.33%) VBScript
19 395 (0.99%) Shell Script
20 241 (0.60%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 5462 (13.65%) Degree
2 2875 (7.19%) Microsoft Certification
3 1143 (2.86%) MCP
4 1018 (2.54%) MCTS
5 861 (2.15%) MCSE
6 829 (2.07%) MCSD
7 768 (1.92%) MCAD
8 548 (1.37%) Security Cleared
9 537 (1.34%) MCITP
10 394 (0.98%) ISEB
10 394 (0.98%) Cisco Certification
11 378 (0.94%) MCSA
12 338 (0.84%) CCNA
13 294 (0.73%) SC Cleared
14 229 (0.57%) ITIL Certification
15 201 (0.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 161 (0.40%) ISTQB
17 154 (0.38%) MCDBA
18 95 (0.24%) CCNP
19 94 (0.23%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1569 (3.92%) QA
2 719 (1.80%) SLA
3 335 (0.84%) ISO 9001
4 162 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 126 (0.31%) Data Quality
6 113 (0.28%) HL7
7 100 (0.25%) PCI DSS
8 51 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 50 (0.12%) WAI
10 40 (0.100%) COBIT
11 31 (0.077%) WCAG
12 26 (0.065%) EMIR
13 25 (0.062%) Solvency II
14 24 (0.060%) Dodd-Frank
15 21 (0.052%) ISO 8583
16 20 (0.050%) Basel II
17 17 (0.042%) GAMP
18 15 (0.037%) UCITS
19 13 (0.032%) Basel III
19 13 (0.032%) TickIT
System Software
1 2651 (6.63%) Active Directory
2 1572 (3.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 864 (2.16%) Hyper-V
4 478 (1.19%) vSphere
5 409 (1.02%) XenApp
6 356 (0.89%) VMware ESX
7 274 (0.68%) Oracle RAC
8 209 (0.52%) Oracle RMAN
9 180 (0.45%) XenDesktop
10 175 (0.44%) VMware ESXi
11 142 (0.35%) XenServer
12 129 (0.32%) Terminal Services
13 100 (0.25%) UAG
14 90 (0.22%) ISA Server
15 87 (0.22%) NFS
16 82 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
17 64 (0.16%) Terminal Server
18 60 (0.15%) Forefront TMG
19 59 (0.15%) KVM
20 46 (0.11%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 412 (1.03%) SCCM
2 276 (0.69%) SCOM
3 235 (0.59%) Backup Exec
4 206 (0.51%) Puppet
5 204 (0.51%) Data Guard
6 183 (0.46%) Nagios
7 152 (0.38%) Opscode Chef
8 145 (0.36%) WSUS
9 143 (0.36%) HP Quality Center
10 126 (0.31%) NetBackup
11 108 (0.27%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 88 (0.22%) Norton AntiVirus
13 75 (0.19%) Tivoli
14 65 (0.16%) OpenView
15 62 (0.15%) Control-M
16 58 (0.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
17 57 (0.14%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
18 53 (0.13%) EMC NetWorker
19 50 (0.12%) ZABBIX
20 48 (0.12%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 14324 (35.80%) Microsoft
2 6435 (16.09%) Oracle
3 2537 (6.34%) VMware
4 1280 (3.20%) Citrix
5 1161 (2.90%) Cisco
6 859 (2.15%) Business Objects
7 763 (1.91%) HP
8 728 (1.82%) Sybase
9 689 (1.72%) SAP
10 681 (1.70%) Cognos
11 677 (1.69%) IBM
12 665 (1.66%) Google
13 538 (1.34%) JBoss
14 434 (1.08%) Sitecore
15 428 (1.07%) Facebook
16 417 (1.04%) NetApp
17 409 (1.02%) Red Hat
18 340 (0.85%) Informatica
19 328 (0.82%) Symantec
20 325 (0.81%) Salesforce.com
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