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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 4 3 2
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -1
Permanent jobs citing SQL 23225 26261 24283
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 21.74% 22.37% 22.32%
As % of the Programming Languages category 42.24% 42.44% 42.00%
Number of salaries quoted 19847 22585 21109
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,383 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%

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
54977 61879 57818
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 51.46% 52.70% 53.14%
Number of salaries quoted 46773 52797 49726
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £68,000 £63,125 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,250 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.91% +4.66%

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 22 May 2015 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 22 May 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 -2 21905 £43,868 +3.21% 3594
London 0 9275 £52,500 +5.00% 1369
South East -1 4374 £41,000 +2.50% 640
City of London 0 2130 £52,500 +2.94% 482
East of England 0 1846 £41,500 +3.75% 217
Yorkshire 0 1664 £38,500 +6.94% 282
North West -1 1428 £37,500 +7.14% 381
South West -1 1199 £36,000 +2.85% 297
West Midlands -1 1189 £37,500 - 216
West Yorkshire 0 1081 £40,000 +6.66% 181
Surrey -2 934 £45,000 - 115
Hampshire -1 835 £40,000 - 110
Berkshire 0 832 £47,000 +13.25% 122
East Midlands +2 830 £40,000 +6.66% 142
Leeds 0 799 £40,000 +9.58% 116
Manchester -1 756 £37,500 +7.14% 222
Hertfordshire 0 607 £45,000 +12.50% 59
Scotland 0 604 £42,713 +6.78% 123
Buckinghamshire +1 510 £38,000 +1.33% 75
Cambridgeshire -1 431 £40,000 -5.88% 74
Cheshire -1 386 £38,750 +10.71% 70
Bristol +1 385 £37,500 +7.14% 89
Oxfordshire +4 366 £40,000 +6.66% 74
Reading -3 356 £45,000 +5.88% 60
Milton Keynes -1 342 £39,000 +4.00% 43
Essex -2 320 £40,000 -5.88% 39
Cambridge 0 318 £42,000 -1.17% 49
North Yorkshire +1 313 £37,500 - 45
Birmingham -3 313 £40,000 +6.66% 68
Nottinghamshire +4 305 £38,000 +1.33% 42

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 17847 (38.71%) SQL Server
2 14952 (32.43%) .NET
3 14131 (30.65%) C#
4 11817 (25.63%) Finance
5 11636 (25.24%) Agile Software Development
6 11252 (24.41%) Microsoft
7 10867 (23.57%) JavaScript
8 10212 (22.15%) HTML
9 9598 (20.82%) Oracle
10 9378 (20.34%) Windows
11 9179 (19.91%) Java
12 8520 (18.48%) ASP.NET
13 7916 (17.17%) T-SQL
14 7730 (16.77%) CSS
15 7243 (15.71%) Degree
16 6790 (14.73%) MVC
17 6737 (14.61%) MS Excel
18 6317 (13.70%) Business Intelligence
19 6261 (13.58%) XML
20 6001 (13.02%) Linux
21 5604 (12.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
22 5562 (12.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
23 5184 (11.24%) jQuery
24 4995 (10.83%) Web Services
25 4946 (10.73%) Analytical Skills
26 4247 (9.21%) UNIX
27 4149 (9.00%) OO
28 4097 (8.89%) Data Warehouse
29 4096 (8.88%) TDD
30 4011 (8.70%) PL/SQL

SQL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 2616 (5.67%) SharePoint
2 2515 (5.46%) IIS
3 1465 (3.18%) Tomcat
4 1236 (2.68%) Apache
5 1186 (2.57%) SAS
6 1178 (2.56%) MS Exchange
7 883 (1.92%) WebSphere
8 804 (1.74%) CMS
9 753 (1.63%) JBoss
10 747 (1.62%) WebLogic
11 508 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2010
12 492 (1.07%) BizTalk Server
13 438 (0.95%) Node.js
14 414 (0.90%) SharePoint 2010
15 381 (0.83%) Oracle Workflow
16 361 (0.78%) SharePoint 2013
17 294 (0.64%) Lync
18 257 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2013
19 252 (0.55%) Elasticsearch
20 251 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 6737 (14.61%) MS Excel
2 2003 (4.34%) MS Office
3 434 (0.94%) SPSS
4 411 (0.89%) MS PowerPoint
5 380 (0.82%) MS Visio
6 280 (0.61%) PowerPivot
7 234 (0.51%) Photoshop
8 159 (0.34%) MS Project
9 104 (0.23%) InfoPath
10 103 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
11 61 (0.13%) FastStats
11 61 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
12 48 (0.10%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 24 (0.052%) Weka
14 20 (0.043%) Stata
15 16 (0.035%) SOLIDWORKS
16 14 (0.030%) Fireworks
17 12 (0.026%) Mingle
17 12 (0.026%) GNU Octave
18 10 (0.022%) CPLEX
Business Applications
1 736 (1.60%) Oracle EBS
2 713 (1.55%) Dynamics CRM
3 581 (1.26%) Oracle EBS R12
4 424 (0.92%) Oracle Applications
5 348 (0.75%) Oracle General Ledger
6 332 (0.72%) Oracle Financials
7 314 (0.68%) Oracle Payables
8 302 (0.66%) Oracle Receivables
9 210 (0.46%) Dynamics AX
10 166 (0.36%) Dynamics NAV
11 144 (0.31%) Oracle Assets
12 138 (0.30%) Cognos Business Intelligence
13 128 (0.28%) Oracle iProcurement
13 128 (0.28%) Cognos TM1
14 123 (0.27%) Markit EDM
15 121 (0.26%) Magento
16 105 (0.23%) Oracle 11i
16 105 (0.23%) Oracle BPM
17 101 (0.22%) Oracle HRMS
18 92 (0.20%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 1121 (2.43%) Amazon AWS
2 1031 (2.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 920 (2.00%) SaaS
4 393 (0.85%) Office 365
5 255 (0.55%) Google Analytics
6 213 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
7 186 (0.40%) Amazon EC2
8 160 (0.35%) Amazon S3
9 140 (0.30%) GitHub
10 120 (0.26%) PaaS
11 106 (0.23%) IaaS
12 86 (0.19%) Amazon EMR
13 56 (0.12%) Google Cloud Platform
14 45 (0.098%) Force.com
15 40 (0.087%) Adobe Analytics
16 38 (0.082%) Mimecast
17 37 (0.080%) Heroku
18 27 (0.059%) Virtual Private Cloud
19 23 (0.050%) Taleo
20 22 (0.048%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 1423 (3.09%) Firewall
2 1125 (2.44%) SAN
3 1079 (2.34%) DNS
4 1068 (2.32%) TCP/IP
5 998 (2.16%) Internet
6 928 (2.01%) WAN
7 908 (1.97%) LAN
8 839 (1.82%) HTTP
9 607 (1.32%) DHCP
10 509 (1.10%) VPN
11 344 (0.75%) VoIP
12 335 (0.73%) SSL
13 311 (0.67%) NAS
14 255 (0.55%) Intranet
15 248 (0.54%) Network Security
16 245 (0.53%) FTP
17 208 (0.45%) Wireless
18 199 (0.43%) VLAN
19 185 (0.40%) SMTP
20 175 (0.38%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17847 (38.71%) SQL Server
2 5604 (12.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5562 (12.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4097 (8.89%) Data Warehouse
5 3997 (8.67%) SQL Server 2008
6 3501 (7.59%) Relational Database
7 3141 (6.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2997 (6.50%) MySQL
9 2566 (5.57%) Oracle Database
10 2246 (4.87%) SQL Server 2012
11 1651 (3.58%) SQL Server 2005
12 1576 (3.42%) RDBMS
13 1509 (3.27%) Big Data
14 1348 (2.92%) NoSQL
15 1080 (2.34%) MongoDB
16 1050 (2.28%) Oracle Reports
17 985 (2.14%) Oracle Database 11g
18 908 (1.97%) Hadoop
19 899 (1.95%) QlikView
20 776 (1.68%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2896 (6.28%) Visual Studio
2 1973 (4.28%) Team Foundation Server
3 1762 (3.82%) Git (software)
4 1715 (3.72%) Subversion
5 1303 (2.83%) Selenium
6 1083 (2.35%) JIRA
7 993 (2.15%) Maven
8 992 (2.15%) Jenkins
9 902 (1.96%) JUnit
10 853 (1.85%) Eclipse
11 836 (1.81%) NUnit
12 806 (1.75%) Oracle Forms
13 509 (1.10%) TeamCity
14 487 (1.06%) Cucumber
15 476 (1.03%) WebDriver
16 444 (0.96%) Ant
17 391 (0.85%) Toad
18 342 (0.74%) QuickTest Pro
19 336 (0.73%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
20 332 (0.72%) SoapUI
General
1 11817 (25.63%) Finance
2 3057 (6.63%) Banking
3 2034 (4.41%) Retail
4 1885 (4.09%) Marketing
5 1289 (2.80%) Telecoms
6 1122 (2.43%) Front Office
7 888 (1.93%) Investment Banking
8 750 (1.63%) Legal
8 750 (1.63%) Back Office
9 743 (1.61%) Games
10 646 (1.40%) Advertising
11 542 (1.18%) Manufacturing
12 522 (1.13%) Law
13 498 (1.08%) Financial Institution
14 357 (0.77%) Publishing
15 238 (0.52%) Billing
16 233 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
17 193 (0.42%) Electronics
18 151 (0.33%) French Language
19 146 (0.32%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 21565 (46.78%) Developer
2 8728 (18.93%) Analyst
3 5042 (10.94%) .NET Developer
4 3592 (7.79%) C# Developer
5 3222 (6.99%) Senior Developer
6 2779 (6.03%) DBA
7 2745 (5.95%) Java Developer
8 2530 (5.49%) Software Developer
9 2439 (5.29%) Applications Support
10 2421 (5.25%) Support Analyst
11 2384 (5.17%) C# .NET Developer
12 2050 (4.45%) Consultant
13 1958 (4.25%) SQL DBA
14 1939 (4.21%) SQL Developer
15 1718 (3.73%) Administrator
16 1628 (3.53%) Software Engineer
17 1603 (3.48%) Business Analyst
18 1573 (3.41%) Web Developer
19 1565 (3.39%) Junior
20 1541 (3.34%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14952 (32.43%) .NET
2 10212 (22.15%) HTML
3 8520 (18.48%) ASP.NET
4 7730 (16.77%) CSS
5 6261 (13.58%) XML
6 5184 (11.24%) jQuery
7 4995 (10.83%) Web Services
8 3485 (7.56%) .NET Framework
9 3262 (7.08%) ASP.NET MVC
10 2787 (6.05%) HTML5
11 2742 (5.95%) WCF
12 2440 (5.29%) Spring
13 2307 (5.00%) Ajax
14 1888 (4.10%) J2EE
15 1678 (3.64%) SOAP
16 1650 (3.58%) Entity Framework
17 1518 (3.29%) AngularJS
18 1456 (3.16%) Hibernate
19 1373 (2.98%) JSON
20 1343 (2.91%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 4946 (10.73%) Analytical Skills
2 3515 (7.62%) Computer Science
3 1404 (3.05%) Mathematics
4 1311 (2.84%) Management Information System
5 1135 (2.46%) Clustering
6 1099 (2.38%) Replication
7 998 (2.16%) Open Source
8 971 (2.11%) Visualisation
9 960 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
10 871 (1.89%) Mobile App
11 839 (1.82%) Statistics
12 755 (1.64%) Client/Server
13 734 (1.59%) Hedge funds
14 684 (1.48%) User Experience
15 654 (1.42%) Data Structures
16 580 (1.26%) Equities
17 576 (1.25%) Derivative
18 542 (1.18%) Data Integration
19 520 (1.13%) Algorithms
20 512 (1.11%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 9378 (20.34%) Windows
2 6001 (13.02%) Linux
3 4247 (9.21%) UNIX
4 1881 (4.08%) Windows Server 2008
5 1271 (2.76%) Windows Server 2012
6 1204 (2.61%) Windows Server 2003
7 893 (1.94%) Android
8 711 (1.54%) Apple iOS
9 700 (1.52%) Windows 7
10 646 (1.40%) Solaris
11 415 (0.90%) Windows XP
12 404 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 382 (0.83%) Windows 8
14 299 (0.65%) AIX
15 250 (0.54%) CentOS
16 179 (0.39%) Ubuntu
17 113 (0.25%) Windows 2000 Server
18 104 (0.23%) Windows Vista
19 98 (0.21%) Debian
20 93 (0.20%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 11636 (25.24%) Agile Software Development
2 6790 (14.73%) MVC
3 6317 (13.70%) Business Intelligence
4 4149 (9.00%) OO
5 4096 (8.88%) TDD
6 3842 (8.33%) Scrum
7 3744 (8.12%) Software Engineering
8 3281 (7.12%) ETL
9 2638 (5.72%) ITIL
10 2541 (5.51%) Analytics
11 2533 (5.49%) Performance Tuning
12 2251 (4.88%) E-Commerce
13 2223 (4.82%) Project Management
14 2204 (4.78%) Unit Testing
15 2136 (4.63%) CRM
16 1948 (4.23%) Continuous Integration
17 1890 (4.10%) Mentoring
18 1867 (4.05%) Data Modelling
19 1806 (3.92%) Web Development
20 1770 (3.84%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 14131 (30.65%) C#
2 10867 (23.57%) JavaScript
3 9179 (19.91%) Java
4 7916 (17.17%) T-SQL
5 4011 (8.70%) PL/SQL
6 2636 (5.72%) VB.NET
7 2513 (5.45%) Python
8 2386 (5.18%) PHP
9 2172 (4.71%) C++
10 1675 (3.63%) VB
11 1667 (3.62%) Perl
12 1543 (3.35%) VBA
13 1340 (2.91%) PowerShell
14 1149 (2.49%) Shell Script
15 1019 (2.21%) C
16 986 (2.14%) Ruby
17 707 (1.53%) Bash Shell
18 663 (1.44%) R
19 528 (1.15%) VBScript
20 417 (0.90%) VB6
Qualifications
1 7243 (15.71%) Degree
2 1558 (3.38%) Microsoft Certification
3 999 (2.17%) Security Cleared
4 985 (2.14%) ISEB
5 643 (1.39%) SC Cleared
6 610 (1.32%) ISTQB
7 531 (1.15%) MCSE
8 451 (0.98%) Cisco Certification
9 390 (0.85%) CCNA
10 330 (0.72%) MCITP
11 317 (0.69%) MCP
12 299 (0.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 277 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
14 267 (0.58%) MCSA
15 248 (0.54%) Oracle Certification
16 246 (0.53%) PhD
17 213 (0.46%) DV Cleared
18 207 (0.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
19 187 (0.41%) MCTS
20 155 (0.34%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2617 (5.68%) QA
2 1044 (2.26%) SLA
3 210 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 199 (0.43%) ISO 9001
5 181 (0.39%) Data Quality
6 135 (0.29%) PCI DSS
7 90 (0.20%) EMIR
8 79 (0.17%) HL7
9 61 (0.13%) MiFID
10 59 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 54 (0.12%) Dodd-Frank
12 49 (0.11%) COBIT
13 47 (0.10%) CRD IV
14 37 (0.080%) Basel II
15 30 (0.065%) Basel III
16 28 (0.061%) Solvency II
17 26 (0.056%) ISO 8583
18 18 (0.039%) WCAG
18 18 (0.039%) TickIT
19 15 (0.033%) HIPAA
System Software
1 2447 (5.31%) Active Directory
2 1500 (3.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 916 (1.99%) Hyper-V
4 484 (1.05%) Oracle RAC
5 457 (0.99%) vSphere
6 354 (0.77%) XenApp
7 239 (0.52%) VMware ESX
8 171 (0.37%) XenDesktop
9 161 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
10 147 (0.32%) Terminal Services
11 138 (0.30%) XenServer
12 123 (0.27%) NFS
13 94 (0.20%) SRDF
14 86 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
15 71 (0.15%) ISA Server
16 70 (0.15%) Terminal Server
17 65 (0.14%) Varnish
18 50 (0.11%) Docker
19 47 (0.10%) Oracle Clusterware
20 46 (0.100%) Xen
Systems Management
1 476 (1.03%) Puppet
2 461 (1.00%) SCCM
3 373 (0.81%) Opscode Chef
4 324 (0.70%) SCOM
5 323 (0.70%) HP Quality Center
6 273 (0.59%) Data Guard
7 253 (0.55%) Oracle RMAN
8 217 (0.47%) Nagios
9 181 (0.39%) Tivoli
10 129 (0.28%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 119 (0.26%) Backup Exec
12 114 (0.25%) Control-M
13 95 (0.21%) WSUS
14 83 (0.18%) Ansible
15 81 (0.18%) NetBackup
16 77 (0.17%) OpenView
17 70 (0.15%) SCVMM
18 68 (0.15%) Tivoli Storage Manager
19 62 (0.13%) Vagrant
20 60 (0.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 11252 (24.41%) Microsoft
2 9598 (20.82%) Oracle
3 2481 (5.38%) VMware
4 1265 (2.74%) Cisco
5 1136 (2.46%) Business Objects
6 1114 (2.42%) Citrix
7 1065 (2.31%) IBM
8 995 (2.16%) SAP
9 990 (2.15%) HP
10 872 (1.89%) Tableau
11 784 (1.70%) Cognos
12 771 (1.67%) Sybase
13 605 (1.31%) Red Hat
14 521 (1.13%) Google
15 460 (1.00%) Informatica
16 459 (1.00%) NetApp
17 398 (0.86%) Salesforce.com
18 346 (0.75%) EMC
19 327 (0.71%) Teradata
20 307 (0.67%) Adobe
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