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

Location
3 months to
1 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 18384 18818 20884
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.33% 17.53% 17.94%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 53.90% 55.44% 57.68%
Number of salaries quoted 15952 16826 18827
Average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
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 £39,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -

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
34110 33945 36205
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 30.30% 31.62% 31.11%
Number of salaries quoted 28670 29380 31801
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 £65,000
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 1 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 1 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 17299 £42,500 +6.25% 2229
London +1 6554 £50,000 - 697
South East -1 3495 £40,000 - 375
City of London +1 1656 £52,500 - 217
North West -1 1537 £38,500 +10.00% 275
Yorkshire -2 1327 £36,000 +10.76% 257
East of England -3 1265 £40,000 +6.66% 156
West Midlands +4 1143 £36,875 -1.66% 182
South West 0 1135 £36,500 +4.28% 159
West Yorkshire -4 847 £35,000 +7.69% 158
Manchester 0 843 £38,500 +10.00% 154
Surrey 0 831 £45,000 +5.88% 67
East Midlands -4 743 £37,500 +2.73% 93
Berkshire +1 678 £40,000 -5.88% 76
Hampshire -3 672 £37,500 - 89
Scotland -3 590 £37,500 -6.25% 94
Leeds -5 557 £40,000 +23.07% 97
Cheshire -4 440 £37,500 +7.14% 65
Buckinghamshire +1 345 £40,000 - 30
Hertfordshire -2 321 £41,500 +13.69% 45
Cambridgeshire 0 312 £40,000 +5.26% 49
Bristol +2 309 £39,000 +11.42% 50
Birmingham 0 294 £37,500 -6.25% 34
Bedfordshire -2 278 £43,000 +1.17% 17
Staffordshire -1 273 £35,000 -12.50% 40
Glasgow -1 268 £37,500 -6.25% 38
Edinburgh -3 264 £37,500 -6.25% 30
Oxfordshire -4 261 £40,000 +1.91% 34
Wiltshire +4 253 £37,500 +7.14% 27
Reading -6 240 £43,750 +2.94% 34

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 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 21360 (55.60%) .NET
2 19413 (50.53%) C#
3 19389 (50.47%) SQL
4 14700 (38.27%) ASP.NET
5 13517 (35.19%) Microsoft
6 11351 (29.55%) Agile Software Development
7 10198 (26.55%) HTML
8 10183 (26.51%) JavaScript
9 10024 (26.09%) MVC
10 9776 (25.45%) Windows
11 8306 (21.62%) CSS
12 7695 (20.03%) Finance
13 7652 (19.92%) SQL Server 2008
14 7456 (19.41%) MS Excel
15 7059 (18.38%) T-SQL
16 6598 (17.18%) ASP.NET MVC
17 6444 (16.77%) Oracle
18 6161 (16.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 6119 (15.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 5793 (15.08%) jQuery
21 5764 (15.00%) TDD
22 5719 (14.89%) WCF
23 5402 (14.06%) XML
24 5186 (13.50%) Degree
25 5157 (13.42%) .NET Framework
26 5050 (13.15%) Business Intelligence
27 4694 (12.22%) Web Services
28 4581 (11.92%) Scrum
29 4165 (10.84%) OO
30 4160 (10.83%) SQL Server 2012

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 3728 (9.70%) SharePoint
2 3370 (8.77%) IIS
3 1622 (4.22%) MS Exchange
4 1107 (2.88%) CMS
5 864 (2.25%) Apache
6 860 (2.24%) BizTalk Server
7 841 (2.19%) Node.js
8 750 (1.95%) SharePoint 2010
9 735 (1.91%) Tomcat
10 734 (1.91%) Exchange Server 2010
11 671 (1.75%) SharePoint 2013
12 503 (1.31%) WebSphere
13 494 (1.29%) Umbraco
14 428 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2007
15 414 (1.08%) WebLogic
16 313 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2013
17 303 (0.79%) SharePoint Server
18 290 (0.75%) Lync
19 275 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2003
20 245 (0.64%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 7456 (19.41%) MS Excel
2 1581 (4.12%) MS Office
3 204 (0.53%) PowerPivot
4 187 (0.49%) MS Visio
5 182 (0.47%) MS PowerPoint
6 174 (0.45%) InfoPath
7 167 (0.43%) Photoshop
8 111 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
9 105 (0.27%) MS Project
10 77 (0.20%) SPSS
11 44 (0.11%) FastStats
12 42 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
13 40 (0.10%) Fireworks
14 12 (0.031%) Mingle
14 12 (0.031%) S-PLUS
15 11 (0.029%) Adobe Creative Suite
16 8 (0.021%) Stata
17 7 (0.018%) LaTeX
18 5 (0.013%) AutoCAD
19 4 (0.010%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 832 (2.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 233 (0.61%) Dynamics AX
3 207 (0.54%) Dynamics NAV
4 174 (0.45%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 158 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
6 102 (0.27%) Dynamics GP
7 101 (0.26%) Magento
8 97 (0.25%) Markit EDM
9 93 (0.24%) Oracle Applications
10 86 (0.22%) Fredhopper
11 72 (0.19%) Google Analytics
12 70 (0.18%) Oracle EBS R12
13 66 (0.17%) Cognos TM1
14 63 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
15 57 (0.15%) Agresso
16 49 (0.13%) Oracle BPM
17 41 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
18 40 (0.10%) SAP BPC
18 40 (0.10%) HFM
19 39 (0.10%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 927 (2.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 641 (1.67%) SaaS
3 475 (1.24%) Amazon AWS
4 287 (0.75%) Office 365
5 201 (0.52%) GitHub
6 184 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
7 124 (0.32%) IaaS
8 122 (0.32%) PaaS
9 96 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
10 73 (0.19%) Trello
11 62 (0.16%) Amazon S3
12 27 (0.070%) Amazon SQS
13 21 (0.055%) Force.com
14 14 (0.036%) Heroku
14 14 (0.036%) Rackspace Cloud
15 9 (0.023%) Google Apps
16 8 (0.021%) CloudFront
17 7 (0.018%) Basecamp
17 7 (0.018%) Pure360
18 6 (0.016%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 1448 (3.77%) Internet
2 1428 (3.72%) SAN
3 1261 (3.28%) Firewall
4 1115 (2.90%) DNS
5 1085 (2.82%) TCP/IP
6 748 (1.95%) LAN
7 740 (1.93%) WAN
8 726 (1.89%) DHCP
9 520 (1.35%) VPN
10 494 (1.29%) HTTP
11 490 (1.28%) Intranet
12 422 (1.10%) NAS
13 256 (0.67%) FTP
13 256 (0.67%) VoIP
14 201 (0.52%) LDAP
15 187 (0.49%) Network Security
15 187 (0.49%) SMTP
16 185 (0.48%) SSL
16 185 (0.48%) VLAN
17 183 (0.48%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7652 (19.92%) SQL Server 2008
2 6161 (16.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6119 (15.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4160 (10.83%) SQL Server 2012
5 3558 (9.26%) SQL Server 2005
6 3380 (8.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3327 (8.66%) Data Warehouse
8 3109 (8.09%) Relational Database
9 2574 (6.70%) MySQL
10 1524 (3.97%) RDBMS
11 1458 (3.80%) Oracle Database
12 978 (2.55%) OLAP
13 897 (2.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 881 (2.29%) NoSQL
15 794 (2.07%) Crystal Reports
16 700 (1.82%) SQL Server 2000
17 633 (1.65%) DB2
18 603 (1.57%) Big Data
19 551 (1.43%) QlikView
20 532 (1.38%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 3914 (10.19%) Visual Studio
2 2372 (6.17%) Team Foundation Server
3 2259 (5.88%) NUnit
4 1584 (4.12%) Subversion
5 1502 (3.91%) Rhino Mocks
6 1460 (3.80%) Git (software)
7 1048 (2.73%) Moq
8 712 (1.85%) TeamCity
9 683 (1.78%) MSTest
10 602 (1.57%) JIRA
11 527 (1.37%) Selenium
12 496 (1.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 417 (1.09%) Eclipse
14 415 (1.08%) SpecFlow
15 355 (0.92%) Jenkins
16 341 (0.89%) ReSharper
17 317 (0.83%) Maven
18 306 (0.80%) Cucumber
19 273 (0.71%) JUnit
20 244 (0.64%) Ant
General
1 7695 (20.03%) Finance
2 1956 (5.09%) Banking
3 1489 (3.88%) Retail
4 1366 (3.56%) Marketing
5 852 (2.22%) Telecoms
6 780 (2.03%) Games
7 767 (2.00%) Advertising
8 611 (1.59%) Front Office
9 605 (1.57%) Investment Banking
10 584 (1.52%) Legal
11 579 (1.51%) Law
12 533 (1.39%) Back Office
13 373 (0.97%) Manufacturing
14 295 (0.77%) Publishing
15 210 (0.55%) Financial Institution
16 196 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
17 194 (0.50%) Automotive
18 183 (0.48%) French Language
19 177 (0.46%) Billing
20 115 (0.30%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 22151 (57.66%) Developer
2 8966 (23.34%) .NET Developer
3 5685 (14.80%) C# Developer
4 4613 (12.01%) Analyst
5 3859 (10.05%) C# .NET Developer
6 3519 (9.16%) Senior Developer
7 2623 (6.83%) Software Developer
8 2458 (6.40%) DBA
9 2340 (6.09%) ASP.NET Developer
10 2198 (5.72%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 1966 (5.12%) SQL Developer
12 1949 (5.07%) Web Developer
13 1715 (4.46%) SQL DBA
14 1579 (4.11%) Administrator
15 1415 (3.68%) Consultant
15 1415 (3.68%) Applications Support
16 1414 (3.68%) Support Analyst
17 1411 (3.67%) Architect
18 1387 (3.61%) Senior .NET Developer
19 1355 (3.53%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21360 (55.60%) .NET
2 14700 (38.27%) ASP.NET
3 10198 (26.55%) HTML
4 8306 (21.62%) CSS
5 6598 (17.18%) ASP.NET MVC
6 5793 (15.08%) jQuery
7 5719 (14.89%) WCF
8 5402 (14.06%) XML
9 5157 (13.42%) .NET Framework
10 4694 (12.22%) Web Services
11 2817 (7.33%) WPF
12 2815 (7.33%) Ajax
13 2763 (7.19%) HTML5
14 2404 (6.26%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 1983 (5.16%) WinForms
16 1927 (5.02%) LINQ
17 1612 (4.20%) ASP.NET MVC 4
18 1483 (3.86%) ASP.NET Web Forms
19 1441 (3.75%) SOAP
20 1434 (3.73%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 2925 (7.61%) Analytical Skills
2 2447 (6.37%) Computer Science
3 1133 (2.95%) Clustering
4 1075 (2.80%) Enterprise Software
5 990 (2.58%) Replication
6 838 (2.18%) Management Information System
7 765 (1.99%) Mobile App
8 709 (1.85%) Mathematics
9 702 (1.83%) N-Tier
10 602 (1.57%) Client/Server
11 595 (1.55%) Inversion of Control
12 554 (1.44%) Open Source
13 553 (1.44%) User Experience
14 475 (1.24%) Hedge funds
15 395 (1.03%) Data Structures
16 366 (0.95%) Social Media
17 349 (0.91%) Data Integration
18 342 (0.89%) iPhone
19 340 (0.89%) Visualisation
20 318 (0.83%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 9776 (25.45%) Windows
2 2803 (7.30%) Linux
3 2561 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 1726 (4.49%) UNIX
5 1605 (4.18%) Windows Server 2003
6 1277 (3.32%) Windows Server 2012
7 963 (2.51%) Android
8 834 (2.17%) Windows 7
9 633 (1.65%) Apple iOS
10 455 (1.18%) Windows XP
11 438 (1.14%) Windows 8
12 423 (1.10%) Solaris
13 356 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 208 (0.54%) AIX
15 139 (0.36%) CentOS
16 121 (0.31%) Debian
17 105 (0.27%) Windows Phone
18 102 (0.27%) Windows Vista
18 102 (0.27%) Ubuntu
19 81 (0.21%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11351 (29.55%) Agile Software Development
2 10024 (26.09%) MVC
3 5764 (15.00%) TDD
4 5050 (13.15%) Business Intelligence
5 4581 (11.92%) Scrum
6 4165 (10.84%) OO
7 2848 (7.41%) Software Engineering
8 2840 (7.39%) ETL
9 2607 (6.79%) E-Commerce
10 2225 (5.79%) Web Development
11 2179 (5.67%) Performance Tuning
12 2087 (5.43%) BDD
13 2076 (5.40%) Web Application Development
14 2055 (5.35%) ITIL
15 1958 (5.10%) Continuous Integration
16 1908 (4.97%) Unit Testing
17 1751 (4.56%) CRM
18 1714 (4.46%) Project Management
19 1662 (4.33%) Mentoring
20 1379 (3.59%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 19413 (50.53%) C#
2 19389 (50.47%) SQL
3 10183 (26.51%) JavaScript
4 7059 (18.38%) T-SQL
5 3868 (10.07%) Java
6 3773 (9.82%) VB.NET
7 1999 (5.20%) VB
8 1512 (3.94%) C++
9 1266 (3.30%) PHP
10 1085 (2.82%) PowerShell
11 960 (2.50%) VBA
12 929 (2.42%) Ruby
13 915 (2.38%) PL/SQL
14 628 (1.63%) Python
15 606 (1.58%) C
16 598 (1.56%) VB6
17 565 (1.47%) Perl
18 520 (1.35%) VBScript
19 394 (1.03%) Shell Script
20 245 (0.64%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 5186 (13.50%) Degree
2 2405 (6.26%) Microsoft Certification
3 835 (2.17%) MCSE
4 743 (1.93%) MCP
5 664 (1.73%) MCTS
6 600 (1.56%) Security Cleared
7 524 (1.36%) MCSD
8 514 (1.34%) MCITP
9 431 (1.12%) MCAD
10 357 (0.93%) Cisco Certification
11 346 (0.90%) MCSA
11 346 (0.90%) ISEB
11 346 (0.90%) SC Cleared
12 296 (0.77%) CCNA
13 236 (0.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 197 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
15 156 (0.41%) ISTQB
16 142 (0.37%) MCDBA
17 110 (0.29%) Citrix Certification
18 96 (0.25%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1438 (3.74%) QA
2 809 (2.11%) SLA
3 295 (0.77%) ISO 9001
4 132 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 100 (0.26%) Data Quality
6 99 (0.26%) PCI DSS
7 54 (0.14%) WAI
8 53 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 46 (0.12%) HL7
10 38 (0.099%) WCAG
11 27 (0.070%) ISO 8583
12 25 (0.065%) EMIR
13 24 (0.062%) COBIT
14 22 (0.057%) Dodd-Frank
15 21 (0.055%) GAMP
16 18 (0.047%) Solvency II
17 16 (0.042%) UCITS
18 14 (0.036%) Basel II
19 10 (0.026%) Basel III
20 7 (0.018%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 2664 (6.93%) Active Directory
2 1728 (4.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 893 (2.32%) Hyper-V
4 499 (1.30%) vSphere
5 446 (1.16%) XenApp
6 388 (1.01%) VMware ESX
7 321 (0.84%) Oracle RAC
8 197 (0.51%) XenDesktop
9 188 (0.49%) Oracle RMAN
10 185 (0.48%) VMware ESXi
11 143 (0.37%) XenServer
12 112 (0.29%) Terminal Services
13 111 (0.29%) UAG
14 102 (0.27%) NFS
15 83 (0.22%) ISA Server
16 79 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
17 74 (0.19%) KVM
18 67 (0.17%) HDFS
19 61 (0.16%) Forefront TMG
20 50 (0.13%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 457 (1.19%) SCCM
2 292 (0.76%) SCOM
3 230 (0.60%) Puppet
4 228 (0.59%) HP Quality Center
5 222 (0.58%) Data Guard
6 197 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
7 193 (0.50%) Nagios
8 192 (0.50%) Backup Exec
9 130 (0.34%) WSUS
10 117 (0.30%) NetBackup
11 93 (0.24%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 92 (0.24%) Tivoli
13 79 (0.21%) Norton AntiVirus
14 78 (0.20%) SCVMM
15 71 (0.18%) EMC NetWorker
16 66 (0.17%) OpenView
17 65 (0.17%) logstash
18 57 (0.15%) Control-M
18 57 (0.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
19 55 (0.14%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 13517 (35.19%) Microsoft
2 6444 (16.77%) Oracle
3 2705 (7.04%) VMware
4 1244 (3.24%) Citrix
5 1238 (3.22%) Cisco
6 955 (2.49%) HP
7 908 (2.36%) Business Objects
8 826 (2.15%) IBM
9 718 (1.87%) Sybase
10 713 (1.86%) SAP
11 655 (1.71%) Google
12 652 (1.70%) Cognos
13 540 (1.41%) JBoss
14 501 (1.30%) NetApp
15 478 (1.24%) Facebook
16 460 (1.20%) Red Hat
17 385 (1.00%) Sitecore
18 360 (0.94%) Informatica
19 357 (0.93%) EMC
20 349 (0.91%) Dell
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