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 31 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 6 5 5
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 19450 18746 20902
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.63% 17.26% 17.80%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 53.72% 55.27% 57.38%
Number of salaries quoted 17143 16731 18977
Average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Database & Business Intelligence Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
36209 33919 36430
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 30.96% 31.24% 31.02%
Number of salaries quoted 30951 29242 32096
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 31 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 31 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 18396 £42,500 +6.25% 2316
London +4 7046 £50,000 - 736
South East -2 4067 £40,000 - 439
City of London +2 1897 £52,500 +2.94% 250
North West +1 1521 £37,500 +7.14% 259
East of England -1 1365 £41,500 +10.66% 200
Yorkshire -2 1311 £35,000 +7.69% 207
South West 0 1159 £36,500 +4.28% 158
West Midlands +1 1087 £37,500 +1.34% 147
Surrey -6 925 £45,000 +12.50% 81
West Yorkshire -3 887 £36,000 +10.76% 127
Manchester 0 815 £38,500 +10.00% 142
East Midlands 0 770 £37,500 +7.14% 120
Berkshire +4 736 £42,500 +6.25% 91
Hampshire -1 679 £40,000 +11.13% 86
Leeds -3 647 £36,436 +12.11% 87
Scotland -1 534 £38,000 -3.79% 102
Cheshire -1 451 £37,500 +7.14% 59
Buckinghamshire -1 407 £40,000 - 38
Hertfordshire +1 372 £42,500 +10.38% 40
Oxfordshire -4 357 £37,500 -5.06% 56
West Sussex +8 324 £40,500 +1.25% 19
Cambridgeshire -8 323 £41,500 +3.75% 69
Birmingham +6 308 £37,500 - 47
Bristol +2 306 £37,500 +7.14% 41
Reading +9 305 £42,500 - 43
Kent 0 290 £40,000 - 26
Leicestershire -1 285 £37,500 - 24
Bedfordshire +2 281 £44,000 -2.22% 41
Staffordshire 0 276 £35,000 -12.50% 23

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 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 22600 (56.98%) .NET
2 20380 (51.39%) C#
3 20260 (51.08%) SQL
4 15386 (38.79%) ASP.NET
5 14233 (35.89%) Microsoft
6 10221 (25.77%) JavaScript
7 10207 (25.74%) MVC
8 10188 (25.69%) HTML
9 10066 (25.38%) Windows
10 8462 (21.34%) SQL Server 2008
11 8440 (21.28%) CSS
12 7881 (19.87%) Finance
13 7640 (19.26%) MS Excel
14 7575 (19.10%) T-SQL
15 6770 (17.07%) ASP.NET MVC
16 6585 (16.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 6579 (16.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 6375 (16.07%) Oracle
19 6169 (15.55%) WCF
20 6088 (15.35%) jQuery
21 5986 (15.09%) TDD
22 5710 (14.40%) XML
23 5407 (13.63%) Degree
24 5273 (13.30%) Agile Software Development
25 5269 (13.29%) .NET Framework
26 5129 (12.93%) Business Intelligence
27 4974 (12.54%) Web Services
28 4820 (12.15%) SQL Server 2012
29 4775 (12.04%) Scrum
30 4318 (10.89%) OO

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 3712 (9.36%) SharePoint
2 3358 (8.47%) IIS
3 1631 (4.11%) MS Exchange
4 1257 (3.17%) CMS
5 921 (2.32%) BizTalk Server
6 830 (2.09%) Apache
7 792 (2.00%) SharePoint 2010
8 766 (1.93%) Tomcat
9 759 (1.91%) Exchange Server 2010
10 722 (1.82%) Node.js
11 693 (1.75%) SharePoint 2013
12 556 (1.40%) Umbraco
13 511 (1.29%) WebSphere
14 424 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2007
15 344 (0.87%) WebLogic
16 330 (0.83%) SharePoint Server
17 307 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2003
18 295 (0.74%) Lync
19 289 (0.73%) Sitecore CMS
20 280 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 7640 (19.26%) MS Excel
2 1464 (3.69%) MS Office
3 194 (0.49%) MS Visio
4 190 (0.48%) Photoshop
5 187 (0.47%) InfoPath
6 183 (0.46%) MS PowerPoint
7 152 (0.38%) MS Project
8 128 (0.32%) PowerPivot
9 108 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
10 69 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
11 67 (0.17%) SPSS
12 50 (0.13%) FastStats
13 42 (0.11%) Fireworks
14 11 (0.028%) Acrobat
15 10 (0.025%) OmniGraffle
16 8 (0.020%) Mingle
16 8 (0.020%) AutoCAD
16 8 (0.020%) S-PLUS
17 7 (0.018%) LaTeX
18 6 (0.015%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 823 (2.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 216 (0.54%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 209 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
4 196 (0.49%) Dynamics NAV
5 123 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
6 121 (0.31%) Magento
7 100 (0.25%) Markit EDM
8 98 (0.25%) Dynamics GP
9 97 (0.24%) Cognos TM1
10 87 (0.22%) Fredhopper
11 77 (0.19%) Google Analytics
12 71 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
13 55 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
14 53 (0.13%) Oracle EBS R12
15 52 (0.13%) Oracle BPM
16 50 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
17 42 (0.11%) Agresso
18 40 (0.10%) SAP BPC
19 37 (0.093%) Visualfiles
19 37 (0.093%) HFM
Cloud Services
1 832 (2.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 650 (1.64%) SaaS
3 386 (0.97%) Amazon AWS
4 267 (0.67%) Office 365
5 184 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
6 163 (0.41%) GitHub
7 115 (0.29%) IaaS
8 96 (0.24%) PaaS
9 87 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
10 49 (0.12%) Amazon S3
11 47 (0.12%) Trello
12 24 (0.061%) Force.com
13 17 (0.043%) Amazon SQS
14 15 (0.038%) Rackspace Cloud
14 15 (0.038%) Google Apps
15 12 (0.030%) Heroku
15 12 (0.030%) Basecamp
16 8 (0.020%) Amazon ELB
16 8 (0.020%) CloudFront
17 5 (0.013%) Pure360
Communications & Networking
1 1533 (3.87%) Internet
2 1422 (3.59%) SAN
3 1240 (3.13%) Firewall
4 1103 (2.78%) TCP/IP
5 1098 (2.77%) DNS
6 791 (1.99%) LAN
7 766 (1.93%) WAN
8 688 (1.73%) DHCP
9 543 (1.37%) VPN
10 514 (1.30%) HTTP
11 470 (1.19%) Intranet
12 396 (1.00%) NAS
13 259 (0.65%) VoIP
14 253 (0.64%) FTP
15 230 (0.58%) LDAP
16 200 (0.50%) VLAN
17 194 (0.49%) Network Security
18 191 (0.48%) SMTP
19 169 (0.43%) SSL
20 167 (0.42%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8462 (21.34%) SQL Server 2008
2 6585 (16.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6579 (16.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4820 (12.15%) SQL Server 2012
5 4207 (10.61%) SQL Server 2005
6 3576 (9.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3534 (8.91%) Data Warehouse
8 3179 (8.02%) Relational Database
9 2534 (6.39%) MySQL
10 1538 (3.88%) RDBMS
11 1421 (3.58%) Oracle Database
12 1024 (2.58%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 1011 (2.55%) OLAP
14 818 (2.06%) NoSQL
15 786 (1.98%) Crystal Reports
16 740 (1.87%) SQL Server 2000
17 617 (1.56%) DB2
18 581 (1.46%) Big Data
19 545 (1.37%) Oracle Database 11g
20 520 (1.31%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 4089 (10.31%) Visual Studio
2 2445 (6.16%) Team Foundation Server
3 2295 (5.79%) NUnit
4 1651 (4.16%) Subversion
5 1454 (3.67%) Rhino Mocks
6 1159 (2.92%) Git (software)
7 1056 (2.66%) Moq
8 712 (1.80%) MSTest
9 583 (1.47%) JIRA
10 576 (1.45%) TeamCity
11 542 (1.37%) Selenium
12 532 (1.34%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 413 (1.04%) Eclipse
14 381 (0.96%) SpecFlow
15 344 (0.87%) Maven
16 325 (0.82%) Jenkins
17 314 (0.79%) JUnit
18 300 (0.76%) ReSharper
19 294 (0.74%) Cucumber
20 261 (0.66%) Ant
General
1 7881 (19.87%) Finance
2 1937 (4.88%) Banking
3 1463 (3.69%) Retail
4 1453 (3.66%) Marketing
5 817 (2.06%) Games
6 770 (1.94%) Telecoms
7 756 (1.91%) Advertising
8 646 (1.63%) Front Office
9 635 (1.60%) Investment Banking
10 586 (1.48%) Law
11 585 (1.48%) Legal
12 580 (1.46%) Back Office
13 387 (0.98%) Manufacturing
14 333 (0.84%) Publishing
15 252 (0.64%) Pharmaceutical
16 248 (0.63%) Financial Institution
17 215 (0.54%) Automotive
18 172 (0.43%) Billing
19 145 (0.37%) French Language
20 119 (0.30%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 23231 (58.57%) Developer
2 9493 (23.94%) .NET Developer
3 6208 (15.65%) C# Developer
4 4560 (11.50%) Analyst
5 4180 (10.54%) C# .NET Developer
6 3569 (9.00%) Senior Developer
7 2805 (7.07%) Software Developer
8 2622 (6.61%) DBA
9 2606 (6.57%) ASP.NET Developer
10 2376 (5.99%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 2180 (5.50%) SQL Developer
12 2094 (5.28%) Web Developer
13 1917 (4.83%) SQL DBA
14 1690 (4.26%) Administrator
15 1565 (3.95%) Consultant
16 1543 (3.89%) Architect
17 1454 (3.67%) Senior .NET Developer
18 1369 (3.45%) Support Analyst
19 1352 (3.41%) Applications Support
20 1282 (3.23%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22600 (56.98%) .NET
2 15386 (38.79%) ASP.NET
3 10188 (25.69%) HTML
4 8440 (21.28%) CSS
5 6770 (17.07%) ASP.NET MVC
6 6169 (15.55%) WCF
7 6088 (15.35%) jQuery
8 5710 (14.40%) XML
9 5269 (13.29%) .NET Framework
10 4974 (12.54%) Web Services
11 3133 (7.90%) WPF
12 3076 (7.76%) Ajax
13 2701 (6.81%) HTML5
14 2483 (6.26%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 2323 (5.86%) WinForms
16 2288 (5.77%) ASP.NET MVC 4
17 2095 (5.28%) LINQ
18 1535 (3.87%) NHibernate
19 1524 (3.84%) XSLT
20 1488 (3.75%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 2544 (6.41%) Computer Science
2 1217 (3.07%) Enterprise Software
3 1177 (2.97%) Clustering
4 1152 (2.90%) Replication
5 888 (2.24%) Mobile App
6 810 (2.04%) Management Information System
7 769 (1.94%) N-Tier
8 756 (1.91%) Mathematics
9 638 (1.61%) Inversion of Control
10 627 (1.58%) Client/Server
11 579 (1.46%) Open Source
12 476 (1.20%) Hedge funds
13 394 (0.99%) Social Media
14 374 (0.94%) Data Integration
15 355 (0.90%) iPhone
16 347 (0.87%) Blackberry
16 347 (0.87%) Tandem
17 287 (0.72%) Fixed Income
18 286 (0.72%) Derivative
19 272 (0.69%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 10066 (25.38%) Windows
2 2692 (6.79%) Linux
3 2642 (6.66%) Windows Server 2008
4 1700 (4.29%) UNIX
5 1670 (4.21%) Windows Server 2003
6 1192 (3.01%) Windows Server 2012
7 1003 (2.53%) Android
8 814 (2.05%) Windows 7
9 641 (1.62%) Apple iOS
10 463 (1.17%) Windows XP
11 424 (1.07%) Windows 8
12 368 (0.93%) Solaris
13 311 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 168 (0.42%) AIX
15 150 (0.38%) CentOS
16 130 (0.33%) Windows Vista
17 118 (0.30%) Windows Phone
18 114 (0.29%) Debian
19 109 (0.27%) Ubuntu
20 97 (0.24%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 10207 (25.74%) MVC
2 5986 (15.09%) TDD
3 5273 (13.30%) Agile Software Development
4 5129 (12.93%) Business Intelligence
5 4775 (12.04%) Scrum
6 4318 (10.89%) OO
7 3004 (7.57%) Software Engineering
8 2832 (7.14%) ETL
9 2590 (6.53%) E-Commerce
10 2360 (5.95%) Web Development
11 2258 (5.69%) Performance Tuning
12 2125 (5.36%) Web Application Development
13 2092 (5.27%) BDD
14 2002 (5.05%) Unit Testing
15 1957 (4.93%) ITIL
16 1954 (4.93%) Continuous Integration
17 1811 (4.57%) Project Management
18 1798 (4.53%) CRM
19 1458 (3.68%) OOP
20 1449 (3.65%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 20380 (51.39%) C#
2 20260 (51.08%) SQL
3 10221 (25.77%) JavaScript
4 7575 (19.10%) T-SQL
5 4009 (10.11%) VB.NET
6 3962 (9.99%) Java
7 2078 (5.24%) VB
8 1607 (4.05%) C++
9 1278 (3.22%) PHP
10 1029 (2.59%) PowerShell
11 992 (2.50%) PL/SQL
12 947 (2.39%) VBA
13 736 (1.86%) Ruby
14 649 (1.64%) C
15 621 (1.57%) Python
16 604 (1.52%) VB6
17 530 (1.34%) Perl
18 523 (1.32%) VBScript
19 401 (1.01%) Shell Script
20 247 (0.62%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 5407 (13.63%) Degree
2 2797 (7.05%) Microsoft Certification
3 1067 (2.69%) MCP
4 947 (2.39%) MCTS
5 861 (2.17%) MCSE
6 771 (1.94%) MCSD
7 703 (1.77%) MCAD
8 541 (1.36%) MCITP
9 531 (1.34%) Security Cleared
10 395 (1.00%) Cisco Certification
11 384 (0.97%) ISEB
12 378 (0.95%) MCSA
13 343 (0.86%) CCNA
14 288 (0.73%) SC Cleared
15 220 (0.55%) ITIL Certification
16 203 (0.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 156 (0.39%) MCDBA
18 155 (0.39%) ISTQB
19 96 (0.24%) CCNP
20 92 (0.23%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1540 (3.88%) QA
2 719 (1.81%) SLA
3 331 (0.83%) ISO 9001
4 159 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 118 (0.30%) Data Quality
6 107 (0.27%) HL7
7 97 (0.24%) PCI DSS
8 56 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 50 (0.13%) WAI
10 40 (0.10%) COBIT
11 34 (0.086%) WCAG
12 27 (0.068%) EMIR
13 24 (0.061%) Dodd-Frank
14 21 (0.053%) ISO 8583
14 21 (0.053%) Solvency II
15 19 (0.048%) Basel II
16 18 (0.045%) GAMP
17 16 (0.040%) UCITS
18 13 (0.033%) Basel III
19 12 (0.030%) TickIT
System Software
1 2629 (6.63%) Active Directory
2 1579 (3.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 860 (2.17%) Hyper-V
4 476 (1.20%) vSphere
5 404 (1.02%) XenApp
6 362 (0.91%) VMware ESX
7 268 (0.68%) Oracle RAC
8 202 (0.51%) Oracle RMAN
9 182 (0.46%) XenDesktop
10 170 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
11 141 (0.36%) XenServer
12 119 (0.30%) Terminal Services
13 98 (0.25%) UAG
14 87 (0.22%) NFS
14 87 (0.22%) ISA Server
15 81 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
16 62 (0.16%) Terminal Server
17 60 (0.15%) KVM
18 56 (0.14%) Forefront TMG
19 51 (0.13%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 407 (1.03%) SCCM
2 269 (0.68%) SCOM
3 226 (0.57%) Backup Exec
4 214 (0.54%) Puppet
5 201 (0.51%) Data Guard
6 179 (0.45%) Nagios
7 158 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
8 153 (0.39%) HP Quality Center
9 141 (0.36%) WSUS
10 124 (0.31%) NetBackup
11 109 (0.27%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 83 (0.21%) Norton AntiVirus
13 74 (0.19%) Tivoli
14 66 (0.17%) OpenView
15 65 (0.16%) Control-M
16 58 (0.15%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
17 57 (0.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
18 55 (0.14%) EMC NetWorker
19 49 (0.12%) ZABBIX
20 47 (0.12%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 14233 (35.89%) Microsoft
2 6375 (16.07%) Oracle
3 2537 (6.40%) VMware
4 1260 (3.18%) Citrix
5 1170 (2.95%) Cisco
6 869 (2.19%) Business Objects
7 761 (1.92%) HP
8 733 (1.85%) Sybase
9 704 (1.78%) SAP
10 689 (1.74%) IBM
11 681 (1.72%) Cognos
11 681 (1.72%) Google
12 520 (1.31%) JBoss
13 436 (1.10%) Facebook
14 434 (1.09%) NetApp
15 429 (1.08%) Sitecore
16 414 (1.04%) Red Hat
17 352 (0.89%) Informatica
18 323 (0.81%) EPiServer
19 315 (0.79%) Symantec
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