The table below looks at the statistics for SQL skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SQL over the 3 months to 27 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 3 3 3
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Permanent jobs citing SQL 25229 23807 26969
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 22.01% 22.02% 22.80%
As % of the Programming Languages category 43.09% 41.81% 42.52%
Number of salaries quoted 21338 20720 23671
Average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.73%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK.

Programming Languages Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
58546 56938 63422
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 51.08% 52.66% 53.62%
Number of salaries quoted 49078 48972 55621
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.33% -

SQL
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing SQL within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

SQL Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

SQL
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SQL within the UK.

SQL Salary Trend in the UK

SQL
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SQL over the 3 months to 27 August 2014 within the UK.

SQL Salary Histogram in the UK

SQL
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 within the UK over the 3 months to 27 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 +1 23688 £42,500 +2.40% 3047
London 0 10072 £50,000 - 1215
South East 0 4962 £40,000 - 516
City of London 0 2687 £52,500 -4.54% 512
North West 0 1734 £35,000 - 329
East of England +1 1660 £40,500 +8.00% 232
Yorkshire -1 1495 £35,000 - 216
South West 0 1468 £35,000 - 249
West Midlands +1 1331 £37,500 +2.73% 149
Surrey 0 1261 £43,500 +3.57% 109
Berkshire -1 1076 £41,000 -3.52% 103
West Yorkshire -1 985 £35,000 +2.94% 127
East Midlands 0 884 £35,000 - 102
Manchester -1 870 £35,000 - 186
Scotland 0 822 £40,000 +6.66% 136
Hampshire -1 820 £37,500 - 97
Leeds -2 722 £36,250 +8.20% 75
Hertfordshire -1 515 £42,500 +21.42% 71
Cheshire +1 511 £35,000 - 80
Cambridgeshire +1 503 £41,500 +3.75% 78
Buckinghamshire 0 481 £40,000 +6.66% 65
Reading 0 432 £45,000 +12.50% 32
Glasgow +1 412 £38,500 -3.75% 69
Birmingham -1 406 £38,000 -5.00% 46
Staffordshire 0 390 £35,000 +6.87% 35
Cambridge +7 373 £42,000 +5.00% 60
East Sussex +2 372 £40,000 - 30
West Sussex 0 362 £40,000 +14.28% 33
Wiltshire +1 343 £35,500 -2.06% 44
Bristol +1 343 £37,500 +7.14% 93

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing SQL 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.

1 20083 (38.34%) SQL Server
2 17905 (34.18%) .NET
3 16235 (30.99%) C#
4 12315 (23.51%) Microsoft
5 12227 (23.34%) Finance
6 11581 (22.11%) HTML
7 11577 (22.10%) Oracle
8 11516 (21.99%) JavaScript
9 10526 (20.10%) Java
10 10285 (19.64%) ASP.NET
11 10042 (19.17%) Windows
12 8846 (16.89%) T-SQL
13 8826 (16.85%) CSS
14 8369 (15.98%) Degree
15 7899 (15.08%) XML
16 7490 (14.30%) MS Excel
17 6827 (13.03%) MVC
18 6551 (12.51%) Agile Software Development
19 6456 (12.33%) Linux
20 6417 (12.25%) Business Intelligence
21 6186 (11.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
22 6081 (11.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
23 6021 (11.49%) Web Services
24 5578 (10.65%) jQuery
25 5280 (10.08%) UNIX
26 4978 (9.50%) OO
27 4953 (9.46%) SQL Server 2008
28 4418 (8.43%) Relational Database
29 4395 (8.39%) Data Warehouse
30 4300 (8.21%) TDD

SQL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing SQL 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. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3213 (6.13%) SharePoint
2 2844 (5.43%) IIS
3 1793 (3.42%) Tomcat
4 1643 (3.14%) Apache
5 1204 (2.30%) MS Exchange
6 1202 (2.29%) SAS
7 1013 (1.93%) CMS
8 972 (1.86%) WebSphere
9 768 (1.47%) WebLogic
10 573 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2010
11 560 (1.07%) SharePoint 2010
12 532 (1.02%) BizTalk Server
13 473 (0.90%) Node.js
14 436 (0.83%) Oracle Workflow
15 405 (0.77%) SharePoint 2013
16 341 (0.65%) WebSphere Application Server
17 277 (0.53%) Umbraco
18 276 (0.53%) Apache Solr
19 275 (0.53%) WordPress
20 254 (0.48%) Drupal
Applications
1 7490 (14.30%) MS Excel
2 2092 (3.99%) MS Office
3 457 (0.87%) MS PowerPoint
4 426 (0.81%) SPSS
5 337 (0.64%) MS Visio
6 302 (0.58%) Photoshop
7 213 (0.41%) MS Project
8 177 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
9 170 (0.32%) PowerPivot
10 122 (0.23%) InfoPath
11 104 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
12 56 (0.11%) FastStats
13 41 (0.078%) Fireworks
14 29 (0.055%) CPLEX
15 28 (0.053%) S-PLUS
16 22 (0.042%) Stata
17 20 (0.038%) InDesign
18 17 (0.032%) Mingle
19 8 (0.015%) LaTeX
20 7 (0.013%) Mathematica
Business Applications
1 798 (1.52%) Oracle EBS
2 716 (1.37%) Dynamics CRM
3 652 (1.24%) Oracle EBS R12
4 396 (0.76%) Magento
5 394 (0.75%) Oracle Applications
6 286 (0.55%) Dynamics AX
7 284 (0.54%) Oracle Financials
7 284 (0.54%) Oracle General Ledger
8 240 (0.46%) Oracle Payables
9 232 (0.44%) Dynamics NAV
10 229 (0.44%) Cognos Business Intelligence
11 227 (0.43%) Oracle Receivables
12 204 (0.39%) Google Analytics
13 192 (0.37%) Oracle CRM
14 185 (0.35%) Oracle 11i
15 181 (0.35%) Oracle Assets
16 130 (0.25%) Oracle Cash Management
17 127 (0.24%) Agresso
18 125 (0.24%) Markit EDM
19 116 (0.22%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 878 (1.68%) SaaS
2 707 (1.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 575 (1.10%) Amazon AWS
4 275 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
5 214 (0.41%) Office 365
6 148 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
7 146 (0.28%) GitHub
8 117 (0.22%) IaaS
9 95 (0.18%) Amazon S3
10 89 (0.17%) PaaS
11 59 (0.11%) Trello
12 49 (0.094%) Amazon SQS
13 48 (0.092%) ElastiCache
13 48 (0.092%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 39 (0.074%) Force.com
15 32 (0.061%) Heroku
16 29 (0.055%) Joyent
17 20 (0.038%) Taleo
18 16 (0.031%) Route 53
18 16 (0.031%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 1440 (2.75%) SAN
2 1302 (2.49%) Internet
2 1302 (2.49%) TCP/IP
3 1206 (2.30%) Firewall
4 1145 (2.19%) HTTP
5 1111 (2.12%) DNS
6 688 (1.31%) WAN
7 684 (1.31%) LAN
8 641 (1.22%) DHCP
9 461 (0.88%) VPN
10 453 (0.86%) Intranet
11 386 (0.74%) NAS
12 384 (0.73%) FTP
13 353 (0.67%) VoIP
14 272 (0.52%) SSL
15 248 (0.47%) LDAP
16 194 (0.37%) Network Security
17 179 (0.34%) Wireless
18 169 (0.32%) SMTP
19 166 (0.32%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20083 (38.34%) SQL Server
2 6186 (11.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6081 (11.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4953 (9.46%) SQL Server 2008
5 4418 (8.43%) Relational Database
6 4395 (8.39%) Data Warehouse
7 3556 (6.79%) MySQL
8 3270 (6.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3049 (5.82%) Oracle Database
10 2492 (4.76%) SQL Server 2005
11 2315 (4.42%) SQL Server 2012
12 1991 (3.80%) RDBMS
13 1351 (2.58%) Oracle Database 11g
14 1205 (2.30%) Big Data
15 1153 (2.20%) Oracle Reports
16 1122 (2.14%) Crystal Reports
17 1061 (2.03%) NoSQL
18 1036 (1.98%) OLAP
19 842 (1.61%) Oracle Database 10g
20 829 (1.58%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 3231 (6.17%) Visual Studio
2 2091 (3.99%) Team Foundation Server
3 2072 (3.96%) Subversion
4 1558 (2.97%) Selenium
5 1470 (2.81%) Git (software)
6 1061 (2.03%) JIRA
7 1057 (2.02%) Maven
8 962 (1.84%) JUnit
9 961 (1.83%) Eclipse
10 925 (1.77%) NUnit
11 748 (1.43%) Jenkins
12 670 (1.28%) Oracle Forms
13 638 (1.22%) Ant
14 540 (1.03%) QuickTest Pro
15 452 (0.86%) Cucumber
16 427 (0.82%) Toad
17 417 (0.80%) TeamCity
18 414 (0.79%) Hudson
19 409 (0.78%) WebDriver
20 399 (0.76%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 12227 (23.34%) Finance
2 3397 (6.49%) Banking
3 2355 (4.50%) Retail
4 2326 (4.44%) Marketing
5 1511 (2.88%) Front Office
6 1437 (2.74%) Telecoms
7 1188 (2.27%) Investment Banking
8 1029 (1.96%) Advertising
9 842 (1.61%) Back Office
10 802 (1.53%) Games
11 800 (1.53%) Legal
12 682 (1.30%) Law
13 589 (1.12%) Manufacturing
14 459 (0.88%) Financial Institution
15 426 (0.81%) Publishing
16 351 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
17 318 (0.61%) French Language
18 270 (0.52%) Billing
19 235 (0.45%) Automotive
20 196 (0.37%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 24630 (47.02%) Developer
2 10513 (20.07%) Analyst
3 5810 (11.09%) .NET Developer
4 4497 (8.59%) C# Developer
5 3957 (7.55%) Senior Developer
6 3447 (6.58%) Java Developer
7 2949 (5.63%) C# .NET Developer
8 2922 (5.58%) Software Developer
9 2920 (5.57%) DBA
10 2803 (5.35%) Support Analyst
11 2702 (5.16%) Applications Support
12 2489 (4.75%) SQL Developer
13 2412 (4.60%) Consultant
14 2121 (4.05%) Web Developer
15 1949 (3.72%) Business Analyst
16 1828 (3.49%) SQL DBA
17 1803 (3.44%) ASP.NET Developer
18 1735 (3.31%) Administrator
19 1654 (3.16%) Software Engineer
20 1649 (3.15%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17905 (34.18%) .NET
2 11581 (22.11%) HTML
3 10285 (19.64%) ASP.NET
4 8826 (16.85%) CSS
5 7899 (15.08%) XML
6 6021 (11.49%) Web Services
7 5578 (10.65%) jQuery
8 3863 (7.37%) .NET Framework
9 3566 (6.81%) WCF
10 3378 (6.45%) ASP.NET MVC
11 2814 (5.37%) Ajax
12 2801 (5.35%) HTML5
13 2772 (5.29%) Spring
14 2341 (4.47%) J2EE
15 2203 (4.21%) SOAP
16 1980 (3.78%) WPF
17 1805 (3.45%) Hibernate
18 1611 (3.08%) WinForms
19 1595 (3.05%) XSLT
20 1583 (3.02%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3792 (7.24%) Computer Science
2 1560 (2.98%) Mathematics
3 1240 (2.37%) Management Information System
4 1199 (2.29%) Replication
5 1132 (2.16%) Enterprise Software
6 1129 (2.16%) Mobile App
7 1078 (2.06%) Clustering
8 1010 (1.93%) Open Source
9 839 (1.60%) Statistics
10 814 (1.55%) Equities
11 802 (1.53%) Client/Server
12 776 (1.48%) Derivative
13 679 (1.30%) Hedge funds
14 666 (1.27%) Visualisation
15 649 (1.24%) Fixed Income
16 637 (1.22%) N-Tier
17 624 (1.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 492 (0.94%) Data Integration
19 370 (0.71%) Social Media
20 348 (0.66%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 10042 (19.17%) Windows
2 6456 (12.33%) Linux
3 5280 (10.08%) UNIX
4 2309 (4.41%) Windows Server 2008
5 1570 (3.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 1071 (2.04%) Apple iOS
7 1054 (2.01%) Android
8 992 (1.89%) Windows Server 2012
9 785 (1.50%) Windows 7
10 754 (1.44%) Solaris
11 585 (1.12%) Windows XP
12 398 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 379 (0.72%) Windows 8
14 309 (0.59%) CentOS
15 300 (0.57%) AIX
16 174 (0.33%) Ubuntu
17 153 (0.29%) Windows Vista
18 125 (0.24%) Windows Mobile
19 124 (0.24%) HPUX
20 115 (0.22%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 6827 (13.03%) MVC
2 6551 (12.51%) Agile Software Development
3 6417 (12.25%) Business Intelligence
4 4978 (9.50%) OO
5 4300 (8.21%) TDD
6 4133 (7.89%) Scrum
7 4036 (7.71%) Software Engineering
8 3603 (6.88%) ETL
9 3489 (6.66%) E-Commerce
10 2824 (5.39%) ITIL
11 2690 (5.14%) Performance Tuning
12 2660 (5.08%) Project Management
13 2551 (4.87%) CRM
14 2432 (4.64%) Analytics
15 2401 (4.58%) Web Development
16 2311 (4.41%) Unit Testing
17 2161 (4.13%) Data Modelling
18 2043 (3.90%) Data Analysis
19 1794 (3.42%) Continuous Integration
20 1676 (3.20%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 16235 (30.99%) C#
2 11516 (21.99%) JavaScript
3 10526 (20.10%) Java
4 8846 (16.89%) T-SQL
5 3912 (7.47%) PL/SQL
6 3232 (6.17%) VB.NET
7 2951 (5.63%) PHP
8 2870 (5.48%) C++
9 2301 (4.39%) VB
10 2255 (4.31%) Python
11 1871 (3.57%) Perl
12 1737 (3.32%) VBA
13 1366 (2.61%) C
14 1309 (2.50%) Shell Script
15 1144 (2.18%) PowerShell
16 997 (1.90%) Ruby
17 781 (1.49%) VBScript
18 720 (1.37%) Bash Shell
19 586 (1.12%) VB6
20 455 (0.87%) R
Qualifications
1 8369 (15.98%) Degree
2 1805 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
3 1112 (2.12%) Security Cleared
4 1063 (2.03%) ISEB
5 723 (1.38%) MCSE
6 647 (1.24%) SC Cleared
7 519 (0.99%) ISTQB
8 434 (0.83%) MCITP
9 369 (0.70%) MCP
10 345 (0.66%) Cisco Certification
11 333 (0.64%) ITIL Certification
12 323 (0.62%) MCTS
13 295 (0.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 290 (0.55%) CCNA
15 265 (0.51%) MCSA
16 252 (0.48%) PhD
17 230 (0.44%) DV Cleared
18 205 (0.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
19 200 (0.38%) Oracle Certification
20 180 (0.34%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3096 (5.91%) QA
2 1086 (2.07%) SLA
3 326 (0.62%) ISO 9001
4 254 (0.48%) Data Quality
5 180 (0.34%) PCI DSS
6 167 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 133 (0.25%) HL7
8 108 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 66 (0.13%) EMIR
10 61 (0.12%) Dodd-Frank
11 55 (0.11%) Solvency II
12 54 (0.10%) WCAG
13 48 (0.092%) COBIT
14 43 (0.082%) WAI
15 36 (0.069%) Basel II
16 35 (0.067%) TickIT
17 26 (0.050%) Basel III
18 23 (0.044%) ISO 8583
19 21 (0.040%) MiFID
20 20 (0.038%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 2536 (4.84%) Active Directory
2 1604 (3.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 888 (1.70%) Hyper-V
4 523 (1.00%) Oracle RAC
5 468 (0.89%) vSphere
6 374 (0.71%) Oracle RMAN
7 316 (0.60%) XenApp
8 257 (0.49%) VMware ESX
9 183 (0.35%) XenDesktop
10 167 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
11 126 (0.24%) XenServer
12 99 (0.19%) ISA Server
13 96 (0.18%) HDFS
14 91 (0.17%) Terminal Services
15 90 (0.17%) NFS
16 73 (0.14%) KVM
17 72 (0.14%) Xen
18 71 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
19 58 (0.11%) Forefront TMG
20 50 (0.095%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 424 (0.81%) HP Quality Center
2 405 (0.77%) SCCM
3 369 (0.70%) Data Guard
4 366 (0.70%) Puppet
5 281 (0.54%) Opscode Chef
6 274 (0.52%) SCOM
7 261 (0.50%) Nagios
8 187 (0.36%) NetBackup
9 183 (0.35%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 160 (0.31%) WSUS
11 157 (0.30%) Backup Exec
12 110 (0.21%) Tivoli
13 107 (0.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 101 (0.19%) OpenView
15 81 (0.15%) Control-M
16 58 (0.11%) MOM
17 54 (0.10%) Oracle Identity Management
18 47 (0.090%) Vagrant
19 45 (0.086%) Ansible
20 41 (0.078%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 12315 (23.51%) Microsoft
2 11577 (22.10%) Oracle
3 2734 (5.22%) VMware
4 1373 (2.62%) Citrix
5 1228 (2.34%) Business Objects
6 1188 (2.27%) SAP
7 1168 (2.23%) HP
8 1157 (2.21%) Cisco
9 1069 (2.04%) IBM
10 1019 (1.95%) Sybase
11 1009 (1.93%) JBoss
12 977 (1.87%) Cognos
13 724 (1.38%) Google
14 649 (1.24%) Informatica
15 632 (1.21%) Red Hat
16 545 (1.04%) Tableau
17 469 (0.90%) NetApp
18 429 (0.82%) Salesforce.com
19 308 (0.59%) Zend
20 305 (0.58%) Adobe
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Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
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Chester, Cheshire
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Salary: £22000 - £30000 per annum
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Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum
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