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 28 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 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 19087 18382 20789
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.62% 17.31% 17.79%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 53.98% 54.95% 57.31%
Number of salaries quoted 16622 16432 18776
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
35357 33451 36276
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 30.78% 31.50% 31.05%
Number of salaries quoted 29825 28872 31923
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 £69,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,750
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 18006 £42,500 +6.25% 2117
London +4 6897 £50,000 - 735
South East -1 3866 £40,000 - 357
City of London +2 1791 £52,500 - 267
North West 0 1553 £37,500 +7.14% 276
East of England -2 1317 £40,500 +8.00% 149
Yorkshire -2 1299 £35,000 +7.69% 194
South West -1 1118 £36,000 +2.85% 132
West Midlands +1 1095 £36,750 -2.00% 143
Surrey -2 910 £45,000 +12.50% 65
West Yorkshire -3 823 £35,831 +10.24% 124
Manchester 0 817 £38,000 +8.57% 158
East Midlands 0 765 £37,500 +7.14% 98
Berkshire +4 728 £42,500 +3.65% 73
Hampshire -4 692 £38,500 +2.66% 76
Leeds -3 596 £37,500 +15.38% 76
Scotland -2 557 £37,500 -6.25% 108
Cheshire -2 472 £37,500 +7.14% 60
Buckinghamshire -1 373 £40,000 - 22
Cambridgeshire -3 340 £40,500 +1.25% 41
Hertfordshire -3 335 £42,500 +13.33% 45
Oxfordshire -4 328 £40,000 +1.26% 31
Reading +3 289 £41,000 -3.52% 27
Bristol +1 288 £37,500 +7.14% 51
Birmingham +3 287 £37,500 -6.25% 33
Staffordshire 0 286 £35,000 -12.50% 22
West Sussex +3 283 £40,500 - 23
Bedfordshire +2 282 £43,950 -2.33% 25
East Sussex +1 271 £40,000 - 29
Leicestershire -1 263 £37,500 - 22

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 21882 (56.16%) .NET
2 19794 (50.80%) C#
3 19774 (50.75%) SQL
4 15009 (38.52%) ASP.NET
5 13932 (35.76%) Microsoft
6 10197 (26.17%) JavaScript
7 10103 (25.93%) HTML
8 10059 (25.82%) MVC
9 9919 (25.46%) Windows
10 8307 (21.32%) CSS
11 8021 (20.59%) SQL Server 2008
12 7740 (19.87%) Finance
13 7524 (19.31%) MS Excel
14 7336 (18.83%) T-SQL
15 6663 (17.10%) ASP.NET MVC
16 6402 (16.43%) Oracle
17 6375 (16.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 6349 (16.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 5918 (15.19%) WCF
20 5872 (15.07%) TDD
21 5869 (15.06%) jQuery
22 5592 (14.35%) XML
23 5297 (13.59%) Degree
24 5168 (13.26%) .NET Framework
25 5158 (13.24%) Agile Software Development
26 5116 (13.13%) Business Intelligence
27 4838 (12.42%) Web Services
28 4620 (11.86%) Scrum
29 4511 (11.58%) SQL Server 2012
30 4198 (10.77%) OO

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 3671 (9.42%) SharePoint
2 3331 (8.55%) IIS
3 1612 (4.14%) MS Exchange
4 1144 (2.94%) CMS
5 900 (2.31%) BizTalk Server
6 855 (2.19%) Apache
7 778 (2.00%) Node.js
8 767 (1.97%) SharePoint 2010
9 750 (1.92%) Tomcat
10 746 (1.91%) Exchange Server 2010
11 671 (1.72%) SharePoint 2013
12 527 (1.35%) Umbraco
13 517 (1.33%) WebSphere
14 432 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2007
15 375 (0.96%) WebLogic
16 309 (0.79%) SharePoint Server
17 302 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2013
18 296 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2003
19 294 (0.75%) Lync
20 262 (0.67%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 7524 (19.31%) MS Excel
2 1517 (3.89%) MS Office
3 191 (0.49%) MS PowerPoint
4 184 (0.47%) MS Visio
5 174 (0.45%) InfoPath
6 166 (0.43%) Photoshop
7 144 (0.37%) PowerPivot
8 121 (0.31%) MS Project
9 113 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
10 72 (0.18%) SPSS
11 50 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
12 49 (0.13%) FastStats
13 42 (0.11%) Fireworks
14 10 (0.026%) S-PLUS
15 9 (0.023%) Mingle
16 7 (0.018%) LaTeX
16 7 (0.018%) Acrobat
17 6 (0.015%) AutoCAD
17 6 (0.015%) InDesign
17 6 (0.015%) Stata
Business Applications
1 837 (2.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 234 (0.60%) Dynamics AX
3 205 (0.53%) Dynamics NAV
4 203 (0.52%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 143 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
6 110 (0.28%) Dynamics GP
7 108 (0.28%) Magento
8 89 (0.23%) Oracle Applications
9 88 (0.23%) Cognos TM1
10 87 (0.22%) Fredhopper
10 87 (0.22%) Markit EDM
11 78 (0.20%) Google Analytics
12 68 (0.17%) Oracle EBS R12
13 61 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
14 52 (0.13%) Oracle BPM
15 49 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
15 49 (0.13%) Agresso
16 42 (0.11%) Oracle General Ledger
17 40 (0.10%) SAP BPC
18 39 (0.10%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 863 (2.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 642 (1.65%) SaaS
3 427 (1.10%) Amazon AWS
4 278 (0.71%) Office 365
5 194 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
6 177 (0.45%) GitHub
7 130 (0.33%) IaaS
8 114 (0.29%) PaaS
9 96 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
10 63 (0.16%) Trello
11 57 (0.15%) Amazon S3
12 24 (0.062%) Amazon SQS
13 23 (0.059%) Force.com
14 15 (0.038%) Heroku
15 14 (0.036%) Rackspace Cloud
16 11 (0.028%) Basecamp
17 10 (0.026%) Amazon ELB
17 10 (0.026%) Google Apps
18 7 (0.018%) Pure360
18 7 (0.018%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 1487 (3.82%) Internet
2 1449 (3.72%) SAN
3 1278 (3.28%) Firewall
4 1118 (2.87%) DNS
5 1100 (2.82%) TCP/IP
6 778 (2.00%) LAN
7 757 (1.94%) WAN
8 699 (1.79%) DHCP
9 520 (1.33%) VPN
10 505 (1.30%) HTTP
11 471 (1.21%) Intranet
12 412 (1.06%) NAS
13 258 (0.66%) VoIP
14 248 (0.64%) FTP
15 215 (0.55%) LDAP
16 203 (0.52%) VLAN
17 202 (0.52%) Network Security
18 200 (0.51%) SMTP
19 183 (0.47%) SSL
20 180 (0.46%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8021 (20.59%) SQL Server 2008
2 6375 (16.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6349 (16.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4511 (11.58%) SQL Server 2012
5 3840 (9.86%) SQL Server 2005
6 3510 (9.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3445 (8.84%) Data Warehouse
8 3134 (8.04%) Relational Database
9 2521 (6.47%) MySQL
10 1532 (3.93%) RDBMS
11 1438 (3.69%) Oracle Database
12 1000 (2.57%) OLAP
13 989 (2.54%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 858 (2.20%) NoSQL
15 775 (1.99%) Crystal Reports
16 709 (1.82%) SQL Server 2000
17 620 (1.59%) DB2
18 580 (1.49%) Big Data
19 536 (1.38%) Oracle Database 11g
20 530 (1.36%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 3941 (10.11%) Visual Studio
2 2383 (6.12%) Team Foundation Server
3 2265 (5.81%) NUnit
4 1632 (4.19%) Subversion
5 1465 (3.76%) Rhino Mocks
6 1302 (3.34%) Git (software)
7 1038 (2.66%) Moq
8 704 (1.81%) MSTest
9 638 (1.64%) TeamCity
10 594 (1.52%) JIRA
11 553 (1.42%) Selenium
12 518 (1.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 405 (1.04%) Eclipse
13 405 (1.04%) SpecFlow
14 342 (0.88%) Jenkins
15 341 (0.88%) ReSharper
16 331 (0.85%) Maven
17 294 (0.75%) Cucumber
17 294 (0.75%) JUnit
18 248 (0.64%) Ant
General
1 7740 (19.87%) Finance
2 1940 (4.98%) Banking
3 1501 (3.85%) Retail
4 1418 (3.64%) Marketing
5 812 (2.08%) Telecoms
6 800 (2.05%) Games
7 789 (2.02%) Advertising
8 632 (1.62%) Investment Banking
9 627 (1.61%) Front Office
10 568 (1.46%) Law
11 567 (1.46%) Legal
12 544 (1.40%) Back Office
13 389 (1.00%) Manufacturing
14 325 (0.83%) Publishing
15 231 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
16 224 (0.57%) Financial Institution
17 206 (0.53%) Automotive
18 174 (0.45%) Billing
19 156 (0.40%) French Language
20 116 (0.30%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 22645 (58.12%) Developer
2 9198 (23.61%) .NET Developer
3 5934 (15.23%) C# Developer
4 4530 (11.63%) Analyst
5 3965 (10.18%) C# .NET Developer
6 3518 (9.03%) Senior Developer
7 2719 (6.98%) Software Developer
8 2510 (6.44%) DBA
9 2437 (6.25%) ASP.NET Developer
10 2247 (5.77%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 2080 (5.34%) SQL Developer
12 2014 (5.17%) Web Developer
13 1776 (4.56%) SQL DBA
14 1629 (4.18%) Administrator
15 1494 (3.83%) Consultant
16 1487 (3.82%) Architect
17 1394 (3.58%) Senior .NET Developer
18 1378 (3.54%) Support Analyst
19 1350 (3.46%) Applications Support
20 1299 (3.33%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21882 (56.16%) .NET
2 15009 (38.52%) ASP.NET
3 10103 (25.93%) HTML
4 8307 (21.32%) CSS
5 6663 (17.10%) ASP.NET MVC
6 5918 (15.19%) WCF
7 5869 (15.06%) jQuery
8 5592 (14.35%) XML
9 5168 (13.26%) .NET Framework
10 4838 (12.42%) Web Services
11 2960 (7.60%) WPF
12 2927 (7.51%) Ajax
13 2664 (6.84%) HTML5
14 2390 (6.13%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 2162 (5.55%) WinForms
16 2013 (5.17%) LINQ
17 1970 (5.06%) ASP.NET MVC 4
18 1483 (3.81%) SOAP
19 1466 (3.76%) NHibernate
20 1448 (3.72%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 2511 (6.44%) Computer Science
2 1176 (3.02%) Enterprise Software
3 1142 (2.93%) Clustering
4 1056 (2.71%) Replication
5 843 (2.16%) Mobile App
6 823 (2.11%) Management Information System
7 744 (1.91%) Mathematics
8 727 (1.87%) N-Tier
9 617 (1.58%) Client/Server
10 598 (1.53%) Inversion of Control
11 568 (1.46%) Open Source
12 474 (1.22%) Hedge funds
13 387 (0.99%) Social Media
14 375 (0.96%) Data Integration
15 349 (0.90%) iPhone
16 331 (0.85%) Tandem
17 320 (0.82%) Blackberry
18 290 (0.74%) Visualisation
19 269 (0.69%) Fixed Income
20 262 (0.67%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 9919 (25.46%) Windows
2 2733 (7.01%) Linux
3 2613 (6.71%) Windows Server 2008
4 1735 (4.45%) UNIX
5 1617 (4.15%) Windows Server 2003
6 1237 (3.17%) Windows Server 2012
7 979 (2.51%) Android
8 796 (2.04%) Windows 7
9 643 (1.65%) Apple iOS
10 443 (1.14%) Windows XP
11 411 (1.05%) Solaris
12 408 (1.05%) Windows 8
13 343 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 199 (0.51%) AIX
15 144 (0.37%) CentOS
16 128 (0.33%) Debian
17 120 (0.31%) Windows Phone
18 112 (0.29%) Windows Vista
19 105 (0.27%) Ubuntu
20 89 (0.23%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10059 (25.82%) MVC
2 5872 (15.07%) TDD
3 5158 (13.24%) Agile Software Development
4 5116 (13.13%) Business Intelligence
5 4620 (11.86%) Scrum
6 4198 (10.77%) OO
7 2922 (7.50%) Software Engineering
8 2859 (7.34%) ETL
9 2597 (6.67%) E-Commerce
10 2239 (5.75%) Web Development
11 2222 (5.70%) Performance Tuning
12 2105 (5.40%) Web Application Development
13 2016 (5.17%) BDD
14 1973 (5.06%) ITIL
15 1946 (4.99%) Continuous Integration
16 1927 (4.95%) Unit Testing
17 1786 (4.58%) CRM
18 1756 (4.51%) Project Management
19 1414 (3.63%) OOP
20 1412 (3.62%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 19794 (50.80%) C#
2 19774 (50.75%) SQL
3 10197 (26.17%) JavaScript
4 7336 (18.83%) T-SQL
5 3916 (10.05%) Java
6 3894 (9.99%) VB.NET
7 2059 (5.28%) VB
8 1533 (3.93%) C++
9 1263 (3.24%) PHP
10 1008 (2.59%) PowerShell
11 978 (2.51%) PL/SQL
12 941 (2.42%) VBA
13 841 (2.16%) Ruby
14 631 (1.62%) C
15 620 (1.59%) VB6
16 610 (1.57%) Python
17 546 (1.40%) Perl
18 514 (1.32%) VBScript
19 421 (1.08%) Shell Script
20 249 (0.64%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 5297 (13.59%) Degree
2 2613 (6.71%) Microsoft Certification
3 925 (2.37%) MCP
4 851 (2.18%) MCSE
5 798 (2.05%) MCTS
6 658 (1.69%) MCSD
7 568 (1.46%) MCAD
8 549 (1.41%) Security Cleared
9 537 (1.38%) MCITP
10 393 (1.01%) Cisco Certification
11 366 (0.94%) ISEB
12 360 (0.92%) MCSA
13 337 (0.86%) CCNA
14 308 (0.79%) SC Cleared
15 217 (0.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 207 (0.53%) ITIL Certification
17 150 (0.38%) MCDBA
18 145 (0.37%) ISTQB
19 100 (0.26%) CCNP
20 91 (0.23%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1484 (3.81%) QA
2 769 (1.97%) SLA
3 316 (0.81%) ISO 9001
4 140 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 116 (0.30%) Data Quality
6 103 (0.26%) PCI DSS
7 86 (0.22%) HL7
8 59 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 56 (0.14%) WAI
10 38 (0.098%) WCAG
11 30 (0.077%) COBIT
12 28 (0.072%) EMIR
13 25 (0.064%) Dodd-Frank
14 21 (0.054%) Solvency II
15 20 (0.051%) GAMP
15 20 (0.051%) Basel II
15 20 (0.051%) ISO 8583
16 16 (0.041%) UCITS
17 13 (0.033%) Basel III
18 11 (0.028%) TickIT
System Software
1 2647 (6.79%) Active Directory
2 1658 (4.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 893 (2.29%) Hyper-V
4 480 (1.23%) vSphere
5 405 (1.04%) XenApp
6 378 (0.97%) VMware ESX
7 293 (0.75%) Oracle RAC
8 200 (0.51%) Oracle RMAN
9 182 (0.47%) XenDesktop
10 170 (0.44%) VMware ESXi
11 140 (0.36%) XenServer
12 118 (0.30%) Terminal Services
13 98 (0.25%) UAG
14 95 (0.24%) NFS
15 83 (0.21%) ISA Server
16 82 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
17 72 (0.18%) KVM
18 60 (0.15%) HDFS
19 54 (0.14%) Forefront TMG
20 50 (0.13%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 439 (1.13%) SCCM
2 268 (0.69%) SCOM
3 228 (0.59%) Backup Exec
4 225 (0.58%) Puppet
5 217 (0.56%) Data Guard
6 190 (0.49%) Nagios
7 179 (0.46%) HP Quality Center
7 179 (0.46%) Opscode Chef
8 137 (0.35%) WSUS
9 123 (0.32%) NetBackup
10 104 (0.27%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 80 (0.21%) Tivoli
12 78 (0.20%) Norton AntiVirus
13 67 (0.17%) Control-M
13 67 (0.17%) OpenView
14 62 (0.16%) EMC NetWorker
15 59 (0.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
16 56 (0.14%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
17 54 (0.14%) ZABBIX
17 54 (0.14%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 13932 (35.76%) Microsoft
2 6402 (16.43%) Oracle
3 2629 (6.75%) VMware
4 1251 (3.21%) Citrix
5 1241 (3.19%) Cisco
6 882 (2.26%) Business Objects
7 847 (2.17%) HP
8 769 (1.97%) IBM
9 718 (1.84%) SAP
10 701 (1.80%) Sybase
11 675 (1.73%) Google
12 674 (1.73%) Cognos
13 519 (1.33%) JBoss
14 471 (1.21%) NetApp
15 456 (1.17%) Facebook
16 444 (1.14%) Red Hat
17 398 (1.02%) Sitecore
18 357 (0.92%) Informatica
19 329 (0.84%) Apple
20 327 (0.84%) EMC
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Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + beneftis + training
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Salary: £40000 - £47000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Healthcare
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Salary: £35000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
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Energon Technology
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + bonus + benefits
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Salary: £28000 to £32000 per annum
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Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
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Solihull, West Midlands (County)
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Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + benefits + training
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Senitor Associates
Salary: £2000 - £18000 per annum + benefits + training
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Hull, North Humberside
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
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