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 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 6 6 6
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 18514 19721 19243
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.73% 16.70% 17.72%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 52.93% 53.44% 56.24%
Number of salaries quoted 16138 17483 17197
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,250 £37,000
% change year-on-year
+1.91% +6.08%

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
34976 36903 34218
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 31.60% 31.25% 31.51%
Number of salaries quoted 29533 31687 29647
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +3.89%

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 3 July 2015 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 3 July 2015. 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 +1 17440 £42,500 - 2408
London 0 6476 £52,500 +5.00% 762
South East +1 3683 £42,500 +6.25% 427
Yorkshire +2 1480 £38,000 +8.57% 232
East of England -3 1413 £42,500 +2.40% 163
City of London -1 1406 £55,000 +4.76% 282
North West 0 1314 £40,000 +6.66% 308
West Midlands -1 1106 £37,500 +2.33% 185
South West -1 1072 £37,500 +4.16% 182
West Yorkshire +2 991 £38,000 +1.33% 155
Surrey +5 853 £45,000 - 70
Hampshire -1 757 £40,000 - 92
East Midlands -2 704 £40,000 +6.66% 93
Manchester 0 690 £40,000 +5.26% 175
Leeds +1 675 £40,000 +6.66% 106
Berkshire -1 655 £45,000 +5.88% 104
Scotland +1 452 £39,000 +4.00% 86
Hertfordshire -1 425 £45,000 +8.43% 41
Buckinghamshire -3 372 £40,000 - 44
Cheshire -2 353 £40,000 +6.66% 71
Bristol -4 344 £40,000 +6.66% 74
Cambridgeshire +5 320 £40,000 - 61
Birmingham -1 319 £40,000 +14.28% 49
Reading 0 293 £42,750 +0.58% 46
Essex +2 278 £37,500 -11.76% 26
Wiltshire +1 266 £35,000 -5.40% 37
West Sussex -2 262 £42,500 +6.25% 21
Nottinghamshire +1 259 £40,000 +6.66% 39
Kent -3 249 £40,000 -5.88% 32
East Sussex +3 247 £42,500 +6.25% 15

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 20155 (54.98%) .NET
2 18546 (50.59%) SQL
3 18471 (50.38%) C#
4 13674 (37.30%) ASP.NET
5 13342 (36.39%) Microsoft
6 11843 (32.30%) Agile Software Development
7 10851 (29.60%) MVC
8 10417 (28.41%) JavaScript
9 9575 (26.12%) Windows
10 9568 (26.10%) HTML
11 7721 (21.06%) CSS
12 7637 (20.83%) Finance
13 7425 (20.25%) ASP.NET MVC
14 7119 (19.42%) MS Excel
15 6848 (18.68%) T-SQL
16 6455 (17.61%) SQL Server 2008
17 6107 (16.66%) TDD
18 6060 (16.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 5912 (16.13%) Oracle
20 5910 (16.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
21 5680 (15.49%) jQuery
22 5531 (15.09%) WCF
23 4984 (13.59%) .NET Framework
24 4962 (13.53%) Business Intelligence
25 4918 (13.41%) Degree
26 4842 (13.21%) Scrum
27 4343 (11.85%) XML
28 4236 (11.55%) Web Services
29 3583 (9.77%) SQL Server 2012
30 3575 (9.75%) Java

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 3112 (8.49%) SharePoint
2 3102 (8.46%) IIS
3 1623 (4.43%) MS Exchange
4 1193 (3.25%) Node.js
5 871 (2.38%) CMS
6 822 (2.24%) BizTalk Server
7 778 (2.12%) Apache
8 720 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2010
9 704 (1.92%) Tomcat
10 622 (1.70%) WebSphere
11 551 (1.50%) SharePoint 2010
12 539 (1.47%) SharePoint 2013
13 518 (1.41%) JBoss
14 399 (1.09%) WebLogic
15 394 (1.07%) Umbraco
16 389 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2007
17 357 (0.97%) Lync
18 321 (0.88%) SAS
19 282 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2013
20 206 (0.56%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 7119 (19.42%) MS Excel
2 1558 (4.25%) MS Office
3 264 (0.72%) MS Visio
4 233 (0.64%) PowerPivot
5 147 (0.40%) MS PowerPoint
6 135 (0.37%) Photoshop
7 126 (0.34%) MS Project
8 116 (0.32%) SPSS
9 96 (0.26%) InfoPath
10 44 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
11 39 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
12 31 (0.085%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 24 (0.065%) Fireworks
14 19 (0.052%) AutoCAD
15 15 (0.041%) FastStats
16 14 (0.038%) Mingle
17 12 (0.033%) SOLIDWORKS
18 11 (0.030%) GNU Octave
19 8 (0.022%) Solid Edge
19 8 (0.022%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 782 (2.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 233 (0.64%) Dynamics AX
3 151 (0.41%) Dynamics NAV
4 108 (0.29%) Dynamics GP
5 102 (0.28%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 86 (0.23%) Markit EDM
7 83 (0.23%) RMDS
8 80 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
9 77 (0.21%) Cognos TM1
10 71 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
11 68 (0.19%) Magento
12 65 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
13 59 (0.16%) SAP Business One
14 51 (0.14%) HFM
15 47 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
16 43 (0.12%) Sage 200
17 39 (0.11%) Oracle ERP
18 37 (0.10%) Oracle General Ledger
19 31 (0.085%) thinkFolio
20 25 (0.068%) Hyperion Planning
Cloud Services
1 1577 (4.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 1073 (2.93%) Amazon AWS
3 779 (2.12%) SaaS
4 480 (1.31%) Office 365
5 196 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
6 158 (0.43%) GitHub
7 127 (0.35%) PaaS
8 112 (0.31%) IaaS
9 101 (0.28%) Google Analytics
10 89 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
11 69 (0.19%) Amazon S3
12 40 (0.11%) Mimecast
13 31 (0.085%) Google Cloud Platform
14 27 (0.074%) AWS CloudFormation
15 26 (0.071%) IBM PureFlex
16 21 (0.057%) Yammer
17 14 (0.038%) Heroku
18 13 (0.035%) IBM SmartCloud
19 11 (0.030%) Trello
19 11 (0.030%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 1433 (3.91%) SAN
2 1259 (3.43%) Firewall
3 1119 (3.05%) DNS
4 1112 (3.03%) TCP/IP
5 1067 (2.91%) Internet
6 825 (2.25%) WAN
7 802 (2.19%) LAN
8 694 (1.89%) DHCP
9 576 (1.57%) HTTP
10 476 (1.30%) VPN
11 411 (1.12%) NAS
12 312 (0.85%) VoIP
13 275 (0.75%) Intranet
14 225 (0.61%) SSL
15 217 (0.59%) VLAN
16 205 (0.56%) Network Security
17 200 (0.55%) SMTP
18 193 (0.53%) FTP
19 178 (0.49%) iSCSI
20 177 (0.48%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6455 (17.61%) SQL Server 2008
2 6060 (16.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5910 (16.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3583 (9.77%) SQL Server 2012
5 3426 (9.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3262 (8.90%) Data Warehouse
7 2703 (7.37%) Relational Database
8 2700 (7.36%) SQL Server 2005
9 2134 (5.82%) MySQL
10 1495 (4.08%) NoSQL
11 1359 (3.71%) Oracle Database
12 1109 (3.02%) RDBMS
13 880 (2.40%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 801 (2.18%) Big Data
15 738 (2.01%) MongoDB
16 667 (1.82%) OLAP
17 617 (1.68%) SQL Server 2000
18 558 (1.52%) QlikView
19 518 (1.41%) Crystal Reports
20 516 (1.41%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3497 (9.54%) Visual Studio
2 2309 (6.30%) Team Foundation Server
3 2147 (5.86%) NUnit
4 1851 (5.05%) Git (software)
5 1348 (3.68%) Subversion
6 1333 (3.64%) Rhino Mocks
7 1176 (3.21%) Moq
8 808 (2.20%) MSTest
9 633 (1.73%) TeamCity
10 628 (1.71%) JIRA
11 561 (1.53%) Selenium
12 406 (1.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 389 (1.06%) Jenkins
14 348 (0.95%) SpecFlow
15 337 (0.92%) Eclipse
16 313 (0.85%) Maven
17 291 (0.79%) JUnit
18 260 (0.71%) ReSharper
19 244 (0.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
20 197 (0.54%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 7637 (20.83%) Finance
2 1759 (4.80%) Banking
3 1690 (4.61%) Retail
4 1289 (3.52%) Marketing
5 800 (2.18%) Telecoms
6 687 (1.87%) Advertising
7 678 (1.85%) Games
8 661 (1.80%) Legal
9 640 (1.75%) Back Office
10 621 (1.69%) Front Office
11 458 (1.25%) Manufacturing
12 404 (1.10%) Investment Banking
13 394 (1.07%) Law
14 320 (0.87%) Publishing
15 237 (0.65%) Financial Institution
16 220 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
17 190 (0.52%) Automotive
18 170 (0.46%) Billing
19 114 (0.31%) German Language
20 113 (0.31%) French Language
Job Titles
1 20832 (56.82%) Developer
2 8961 (24.44%) .NET Developer
3 4841 (13.20%) C# Developer
4 4203 (11.46%) Analyst
5 3456 (9.43%) C# .NET Developer
6 3219 (8.78%) Senior Developer
7 2731 (7.45%) DBA
8 2474 (6.75%) Software Developer
9 2071 (5.65%) SQL DBA
10 1796 (4.90%) ASP.NET Developer
11 1792 (4.89%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 1720 (4.69%) Web Developer
13 1637 (4.47%) SQL Developer
14 1622 (4.42%) Administrator
15 1455 (3.97%) Consultant
16 1414 (3.86%) Support Analyst
17 1399 (3.82%) Architect
18 1384 (3.78%) Applications Support
19 1335 (3.64%) Business Intelligence Developer
20 1310 (3.57%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20155 (54.98%) .NET
2 13674 (37.30%) ASP.NET
3 9568 (26.10%) HTML
4 7721 (21.06%) CSS
5 7425 (20.25%) ASP.NET MVC
6 5680 (15.49%) jQuery
7 5531 (15.09%) WCF
8 4984 (13.59%) .NET Framework
9 4343 (11.85%) XML
10 4236 (11.55%) Web Services
11 2972 (8.11%) HTML5
12 2757 (7.52%) Entity Framework
13 2482 (6.77%) ASP.NET Web API
14 2221 (6.06%) WPF
15 2220 (6.06%) Ajax
16 2185 (5.96%) AngularJS
17 1738 (4.74%) LINQ
18 1633 (4.45%) WinForms
19 1447 (3.95%) CSS3
20 1442 (3.93%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 2832 (7.72%) Analytical Skills
2 2197 (5.99%) Computer Science
3 1396 (3.81%) Clustering
4 1207 (3.29%) Replication
5 1203 (3.28%) Enterprise Software
6 953 (2.60%) Management Information System
7 827 (2.26%) Mobile App
8 774 (2.11%) Inversion of Control
9 721 (1.97%) Data Centre
10 667 (1.82%) Mathematics
11 646 (1.76%) Client/Server
12 556 (1.52%) N-Tier
13 527 (1.44%) Hedge funds
14 509 (1.39%) User Experience
15 435 (1.19%) Visualisation
16 394 (1.07%) Data Structures
17 376 (1.03%) Data Integration
18 309 (0.84%) Blackberry
19 296 (0.81%) Social Network
20 291 (0.79%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 9575 (26.12%) Windows
2 3018 (8.23%) Linux
3 2219 (6.05%) Windows Server 2008
4 1587 (4.33%) UNIX
5 1558 (4.25%) Windows Server 2012
6 1168 (3.19%) Windows Server 2003
7 927 (2.53%) Android
8 686 (1.87%) Windows 7
9 608 (1.66%) Apple iOS
10 471 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 403 (1.10%) Solaris
12 358 (0.98%) Windows XP
13 352 (0.96%) Windows 8
14 156 (0.43%) AIX
15 152 (0.41%) Ubuntu
15 152 (0.41%) CentOS
16 138 (0.38%) Debian
17 106 (0.29%) Windows Vista
18 88 (0.24%) Windows Mobile
19 86 (0.23%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 11843 (32.30%) Agile Software Development
2 10851 (29.60%) MVC
3 6107 (16.66%) TDD
4 4962 (13.53%) Business Intelligence
5 4842 (13.21%) Scrum
6 3547 (9.67%) OO
7 2511 (6.85%) Software Engineering
8 2502 (6.82%) Web Application Development
9 2478 (6.76%) ETL
10 2360 (6.44%) SDLC
11 2355 (6.42%) BDD
12 2340 (6.38%) Continuous Integration
13 2170 (5.92%) Performance Tuning
14 2169 (5.92%) ITIL
15 1800 (4.91%) Project Management
16 1767 (4.82%) Web Development
17 1732 (4.72%) E-Commerce
18 1726 (4.71%) Unit Testing
19 1673 (4.56%) CRM
20 1531 (4.18%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 18546 (50.59%) SQL
2 18471 (50.38%) C#
3 10417 (28.41%) JavaScript
4 6848 (18.68%) T-SQL
5 3575 (9.75%) Java
6 2919 (7.96%) VB.NET
7 1554 (4.24%) VB
8 1450 (3.96%) PowerShell
9 1212 (3.31%) C++
10 1085 (2.96%) PHP
11 1068 (2.91%) Ruby
12 837 (2.28%) VBA
13 835 (2.28%) Python
14 790 (2.15%) PL/SQL
15 689 (1.88%) C
16 621 (1.69%) Perl
17 434 (1.18%) VB6
18 422 (1.15%) VBScript
19 336 (0.92%) Shell Script
20 281 (0.77%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 4918 (13.41%) Degree
2 1950 (5.32%) Microsoft Certification
3 721 (1.97%) MCSE
4 717 (1.96%) Security Cleared
5 473 (1.29%) MCP
6 449 (1.22%) MCITP
7 401 (1.09%) SC Cleared
8 380 (1.04%) MCSA
9 343 (0.94%) ISEB
10 313 (0.85%) Cisco Certification
11 272 (0.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 239 (0.65%) CCNA
13 229 (0.62%) ISTQB
14 218 (0.59%) ITIL Certification
15 199 (0.54%) MCTS
16 177 (0.48%) MCSD
17 171 (0.47%) DV Cleared
18 141 (0.38%) Oracle Certification
19 112 (0.31%) HND
20 100 (0.27%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1495 (4.08%) QA
2 677 (1.85%) SLA
3 166 (0.45%) ISO 9001
4 165 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 158 (0.43%) Data Quality
6 134 (0.37%) PCI DSS
7 64 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 60 (0.16%) COBIT
9 51 (0.14%) HL7
10 17 (0.046%) GAMP
11 16 (0.044%) PMBOK
12 15 (0.041%) SNOMED CT
13 13 (0.035%) Dodd-Frank
14 12 (0.033%) FISMA
14 12 (0.033%) ISO 8583
15 11 (0.030%) Solvency II
15 11 (0.030%) ISO 14001
16 10 (0.027%) WAI
17 9 (0.025%) GPG13
17 9 (0.025%) EMIR
System Software
1 2844 (7.76%) Active Directory
2 1921 (5.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1003 (2.74%) Hyper-V
4 629 (1.72%) vSphere
5 507 (1.38%) XenApp
6 356 (0.97%) VMware ESX
7 337 (0.92%) Oracle RAC
8 262 (0.71%) VMware ESXi
9 224 (0.61%) XenDesktop
10 141 (0.38%) NFS
11 127 (0.35%) Terminal Services
12 122 (0.33%) XenServer
13 116 (0.32%) Microsoft App-V
14 96 (0.26%) SRDF
15 82 (0.22%) vCloud
16 76 (0.21%) Varnish
17 70 (0.19%) KVM
18 64 (0.17%) Docker
19 60 (0.16%) UAG
19 60 (0.16%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 548 (1.49%) SCCM
2 393 (1.07%) SCOM
3 334 (0.91%) Puppet
4 263 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
5 215 (0.59%) Backup Exec
6 212 (0.58%) Data Guard
7 201 (0.55%) Nagios
8 143 (0.39%) WSUS
9 138 (0.38%) Oracle RMAN
10 128 (0.35%) Tivoli
11 115 (0.31%) NetBackup
12 102 (0.28%) HP Quality Center
13 98 (0.27%) Norton AntiVirus
14 84 (0.23%) ZABBIX
15 57 (0.16%) logstash
16 53 (0.14%) Ansible
17 50 (0.14%) Graphite
17 50 (0.14%) SCVMM
18 47 (0.13%) Kibana
18 47 (0.13%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 13342 (36.39%) Microsoft
2 5912 (16.13%) Oracle
3 2933 (8.00%) VMware
4 1309 (3.57%) Citrix
5 1277 (3.48%) Cisco
6 890 (2.43%) HP
7 789 (2.15%) IBM
8 763 (2.08%) SAP
9 696 (1.90%) Business Objects
10 614 (1.67%) Sybase
11 592 (1.61%) Cognos
12 574 (1.57%) Google
13 551 (1.50%) Facebook
14 531 (1.45%) Tableau
15 520 (1.42%) Red Hat
16 508 (1.39%) NetApp
17 365 (1.00%) EMC
18 344 (0.94%) Informatica
19 337 (0.92%) Apple
20 334 (0.91%) Dell
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
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Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + bonus/benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £21000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £32500 Per Annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000 Per Annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Essex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 7 hours ago
South East
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 Per Annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000 Per Annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Harrington Starr
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £50000 - £1000000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £100000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £50000 - £1000000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Pudsey, West Yorkshire
Complete Tech Limited
Salary: Paying up to £33,000 per annum + 5% bonus + free parking
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Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago