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

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 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 25536 23805 26683
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 22.00% 22.10% 22.79%
As % of the Programming Languages category 43.12% 41.91% 42.42%
Number of salaries quoted 21604 20716 23415
Average salary £42,500 £40,897 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.92% +2.24%
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 £37,750 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
+0.66% +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
59216 56802 62904
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 51.01% 52.73% 53.72%
Number of salaries quoted 49643 48857 55174
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +1.79%
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 1 September 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 1 September 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 23971 £42,500 +2.40% 3217
London 0 10199 £50,000 - 1287
South East 0 4996 £40,000 - 544
City of London 0 2715 £52,500 -4.54% 526
North West -1 1766 £35,000 - 362
East of England 0 1680 £41,000 +9.33% 235
Yorkshire -1 1528 £35,000 - 248
South West 0 1477 £35,000 - 251
West Midlands +1 1357 £37,500 +2.73% 149
Surrey 0 1261 £43,250 +2.97% 115
Berkshire -2 1093 £40,500 -4.70% 111
West Yorkshire -1 997 £35,000 +1.44% 155
Manchester -1 889 £35,000 - 198
East Midlands 0 885 £35,000 - 98
Scotland 0 836 £40,000 +6.66% 131
Hampshire -1 831 £37,500 - 102
Leeds -2 725 £37,500 +10.29% 89
Cheshire +1 524 £35,000 - 89
Hertfordshire -1 518 £42,500 +21.42% 69
Cambridgeshire +2 504 £41,000 +2.50% 81
Buckinghamshire 0 487 £40,000 +6.66% 73
Reading 0 436 £45,000 +5.88% 29
Glasgow +2 421 £37,500 -6.25% 62
Birmingham -1 418 £37,500 -6.25% 48
Staffordshire 0 393 £35,000 +7.69% 28
East Sussex +2 377 £40,000 - 31
Cambridge +7 373 £42,000 +5.00% 62
West Sussex 0 364 £42,500 +21.42% 38
Bristol +1 356 £37,500 +7.14% 94
Brighton +3 343 £40,000 - 23

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 19807 (38.24%) SQL Server
2 17652 (34.08%) .NET
3 16027 (30.94%) C#
4 12167 (23.49%) Microsoft
5 12152 (23.46%) Finance
6 11479 (22.16%) HTML
7 11472 (22.15%) Oracle
8 11420 (22.05%) JavaScript
9 10420 (20.12%) Java
10 10143 (19.58%) ASP.NET
11 9909 (19.13%) Windows
12 8736 (16.87%) CSS
13 8713 (16.82%) T-SQL
14 8254 (15.93%) Degree
15 7790 (15.04%) XML
16 7401 (14.29%) MS Excel
17 6720 (12.97%) MVC
18 6488 (12.53%) Agile Software Development
19 6419 (12.39%) Linux
20 6361 (12.28%) Business Intelligence
21 6097 (11.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
22 6001 (11.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
23 5958 (11.50%) Web Services
24 5510 (10.64%) jQuery
25 5275 (10.18%) UNIX
26 4919 (9.50%) OO
27 4840 (9.34%) SQL Server 2008
28 4363 (8.42%) Relational Database
29 4337 (8.37%) Data Warehouse
30 4238 (8.18%) TDD

SQL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 3174 (6.13%) SharePoint
2 2820 (5.44%) IIS
3 1780 (3.44%) Tomcat
4 1624 (3.14%) Apache
5 1180 (2.28%) MS Exchange
6 1178 (2.27%) SAS
7 1003 (1.94%) CMS
8 968 (1.87%) WebSphere
9 760 (1.47%) WebLogic
10 565 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2010
11 556 (1.07%) SharePoint 2010
12 524 (1.01%) BizTalk Server
13 479 (0.92%) Node.js
14 424 (0.82%) Oracle Workflow
15 403 (0.78%) SharePoint 2013
16 342 (0.66%) WebSphere Application Server
17 283 (0.55%) Apache Solr
18 271 (0.52%) WordPress
19 270 (0.52%) Umbraco
20 249 (0.48%) Drupal
Applications
1 7401 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 2072 (4.00%) MS Office
3 456 (0.88%) MS PowerPoint
4 426 (0.82%) SPSS
5 331 (0.64%) MS Visio
6 293 (0.57%) Photoshop
7 209 (0.40%) MS Project
8 174 (0.34%) PowerPivot
9 173 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
10 122 (0.24%) InfoPath
11 101 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
12 56 (0.11%) FastStats
13 41 (0.079%) Fireworks
14 29 (0.056%) S-PLUS
15 28 (0.054%) CPLEX
16 23 (0.044%) Stata
17 20 (0.039%) InDesign
18 17 (0.033%) Mingle
19 8 (0.015%) LaTeX
20 7 (0.014%) Mathematica
Business Applications
1 785 (1.52%) Oracle EBS
2 714 (1.38%) Dynamics CRM
3 643 (1.24%) Oracle EBS R12
4 387 (0.75%) Oracle Applications
5 386 (0.75%) Magento
6 282 (0.54%) Oracle Financials
6 282 (0.54%) Dynamics AX
7 275 (0.53%) Oracle General Ledger
8 232 (0.45%) Oracle Payables
9 231 (0.45%) Dynamics NAV
10 224 (0.43%) Cognos Business Intelligence
11 219 (0.42%) Oracle Receivables
12 205 (0.40%) Google Analytics
13 189 (0.36%) Oracle CRM
14 183 (0.35%) Oracle 11i
15 175 (0.34%) Oracle Assets
16 131 (0.25%) Agresso
17 127 (0.25%) Markit EDM
17 127 (0.25%) Oracle Cash Management
18 114 (0.22%) Oracle iProcurement
Cloud Services
1 876 (1.69%) SaaS
2 717 (1.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 564 (1.09%) Amazon AWS
4 268 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
5 208 (0.40%) Office 365
6 149 (0.29%) GitHub
7 140 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
8 118 (0.23%) IaaS
9 92 (0.18%) Amazon S3
10 91 (0.18%) PaaS
11 58 (0.11%) Trello
12 50 (0.097%) Amazon SQS
13 49 (0.095%) ElastiCache
13 49 (0.095%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 38 (0.073%) Force.com
15 31 (0.060%) Heroku
16 29 (0.056%) Joyent
17 20 (0.039%) Taleo
18 15 (0.029%) Route 53
19 14 (0.027%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1425 (2.75%) SAN
2 1293 (2.50%) TCP/IP
3 1279 (2.47%) Internet
4 1199 (2.31%) Firewall
5 1131 (2.18%) HTTP
6 1098 (2.12%) DNS
7 680 (1.31%) WAN
8 677 (1.31%) LAN
9 635 (1.23%) DHCP
10 457 (0.88%) VPN
11 446 (0.86%) Intranet
12 381 (0.74%) FTP
13 377 (0.73%) NAS
14 344 (0.66%) VoIP
15 268 (0.52%) SSL
16 248 (0.48%) LDAP
17 195 (0.38%) Network Security
18 174 (0.34%) Wireless
19 168 (0.32%) SMTP
20 159 (0.31%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19807 (38.24%) SQL Server
2 6097 (11.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6001 (11.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4840 (9.34%) SQL Server 2008
5 4363 (8.42%) Relational Database
6 4337 (8.37%) Data Warehouse
7 3522 (6.80%) MySQL
8 3242 (6.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3008 (5.81%) Oracle Database
10 2436 (4.70%) SQL Server 2005
11 2271 (4.38%) SQL Server 2012
12 1965 (3.79%) RDBMS
13 1330 (2.57%) Oracle Database 11g
14 1189 (2.30%) Big Data
15 1147 (2.21%) Oracle Reports
16 1102 (2.13%) Crystal Reports
17 1053 (2.03%) NoSQL
18 1030 (1.99%) OLAP
19 825 (1.59%) Oracle Database 10g
20 809 (1.56%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 3197 (6.17%) Visual Studio
2 2066 (3.99%) Team Foundation Server
3 2049 (3.96%) Subversion
4 1542 (2.98%) Selenium
5 1469 (2.84%) Git (software)
6 1062 (2.05%) JIRA
7 1049 (2.03%) Maven
8 948 (1.83%) JUnit
9 945 (1.82%) Eclipse
10 911 (1.76%) NUnit
11 739 (1.43%) Jenkins
12 662 (1.28%) Oracle Forms
13 630 (1.22%) Ant
14 542 (1.05%) QuickTest Pro
15 448 (0.86%) Cucumber
16 425 (0.82%) Toad
17 413 (0.80%) TeamCity
18 410 (0.79%) Hudson
19 409 (0.79%) WebDriver
20 388 (0.75%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 12152 (23.46%) Finance
2 3363 (6.49%) Banking
3 2326 (4.49%) Retail
4 2284 (4.41%) Marketing
5 1509 (2.91%) Front Office
6 1420 (2.74%) Telecoms
7 1177 (2.27%) Investment Banking
8 1021 (1.97%) Advertising
9 831 (1.60%) Back Office
10 797 (1.54%) Legal
11 794 (1.53%) Games
12 680 (1.31%) Law
13 577 (1.11%) Manufacturing
14 450 (0.87%) Financial Institution
15 417 (0.81%) Publishing
16 351 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
17 313 (0.60%) French Language
18 270 (0.52%) Billing
19 228 (0.44%) Automotive
20 194 (0.37%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 24315 (46.94%) Developer
2 10425 (20.13%) Analyst
3 5734 (11.07%) .NET Developer
4 4436 (8.56%) C# Developer
5 3915 (7.56%) Senior Developer
6 3405 (6.57%) Java Developer
7 2924 (5.65%) C# .NET Developer
8 2886 (5.57%) DBA
9 2875 (5.55%) Software Developer
10 2790 (5.39%) Support Analyst
11 2698 (5.21%) Applications Support
12 2462 (4.75%) SQL Developer
13 2371 (4.58%) Consultant
14 2095 (4.04%) Web Developer
15 1936 (3.74%) Business Analyst
16 1801 (3.48%) SQL DBA
17 1791 (3.46%) ASP.NET Developer
18 1713 (3.31%) Administrator
19 1632 (3.15%) Software Engineer
20 1631 (3.15%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17652 (34.08%) .NET
2 11479 (22.16%) HTML
3 10143 (19.58%) ASP.NET
4 8736 (16.87%) CSS
5 7790 (15.04%) XML
6 5958 (11.50%) Web Services
7 5510 (10.64%) jQuery
8 3810 (7.36%) .NET Framework
9 3480 (6.72%) WCF
10 3330 (6.43%) ASP.NET MVC
11 2778 (5.36%) HTML5
11 2778 (5.36%) Ajax
12 2737 (5.28%) Spring
13 2313 (4.47%) J2EE
14 2187 (4.22%) SOAP
15 1924 (3.71%) WPF
16 1785 (3.45%) Hibernate
17 1577 (3.04%) WinForms
18 1568 (3.03%) XSLT
19 1554 (3.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3743 (7.23%) Computer Science
2 1546 (2.98%) Mathematics
3 1234 (2.38%) Management Information System
4 1181 (2.28%) Replication
5 1120 (2.16%) Mobile App
6 1108 (2.14%) Enterprise Software
7 1068 (2.06%) Clustering
8 1006 (1.94%) Open Source
9 831 (1.60%) Statistics
10 815 (1.57%) Equities
11 787 (1.52%) Client/Server
12 764 (1.47%) Derivative
13 674 (1.30%) Hedge funds
14 660 (1.27%) Visualisation
15 642 (1.24%) Fixed Income
16 624 (1.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 621 (1.20%) N-Tier
18 479 (0.92%) Data Integration
19 363 (0.70%) Social Media
20 344 (0.66%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 9909 (19.13%) Windows
2 6419 (12.39%) Linux
3 5275 (10.18%) UNIX
4 2266 (4.37%) Windows Server 2008
5 1547 (2.99%) Windows Server 2003
6 1054 (2.03%) Apple iOS
7 1034 (2.00%) Android
8 982 (1.90%) Windows Server 2012
9 764 (1.47%) Windows 7
10 748 (1.44%) Solaris
11 575 (1.11%) Windows XP
12 398 (0.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 374 (0.72%) Windows 8
14 308 (0.59%) CentOS
15 298 (0.58%) AIX
16 170 (0.33%) Ubuntu
17 154 (0.30%) Windows Vista
18 125 (0.24%) Windows Mobile
19 123 (0.24%) HPUX
20 112 (0.22%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 6720 (12.97%) MVC
2 6488 (12.53%) Agile Software Development
3 6361 (12.28%) Business Intelligence
4 4919 (9.50%) OO
5 4238 (8.18%) TDD
6 4098 (7.91%) Scrum
7 3992 (7.71%) Software Engineering
8 3573 (6.90%) ETL
9 3482 (6.72%) E-Commerce
10 2807 (5.42%) ITIL
11 2669 (5.15%) Performance Tuning
12 2629 (5.08%) Project Management
13 2526 (4.88%) CRM
14 2401 (4.64%) Analytics
15 2356 (4.55%) Web Development
16 2278 (4.40%) Unit Testing
17 2139 (4.13%) Data Modelling
18 2028 (3.92%) Data Analysis
19 1777 (3.43%) Continuous Integration
20 1660 (3.20%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 16027 (30.94%) C#
2 11420 (22.05%) JavaScript
3 10420 (20.12%) Java
4 8713 (16.82%) T-SQL
5 3889 (7.51%) PL/SQL
6 3183 (6.15%) VB.NET
7 2904 (5.61%) PHP
8 2843 (5.49%) C++
9 2283 (4.41%) VB
10 2235 (4.31%) Python
11 1852 (3.58%) Perl
12 1720 (3.32%) VBA
13 1355 (2.62%) C
14 1282 (2.47%) Shell Script
15 1132 (2.19%) PowerShell
16 984 (1.90%) Ruby
17 779 (1.50%) VBScript
18 708 (1.37%) Bash Shell
19 579 (1.12%) VB6
20 448 (0.86%) R
Qualifications
1 8254 (15.93%) Degree
2 1774 (3.42%) Microsoft Certification
3 1096 (2.12%) Security Cleared
4 1059 (2.04%) ISEB
5 712 (1.37%) MCSE
6 638 (1.23%) SC Cleared
7 517 (1.00%) ISTQB
8 434 (0.84%) MCITP
9 357 (0.69%) MCP
10 338 (0.65%) Cisco Certification
11 337 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
12 315 (0.61%) MCTS
13 292 (0.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 284 (0.55%) CCNA
15 260 (0.50%) MCSA
16 249 (0.48%) PhD
17 230 (0.44%) DV Cleared
18 204 (0.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
19 201 (0.39%) Oracle Certification
20 175 (0.34%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3058 (5.90%) QA
2 1076 (2.08%) SLA
3 321 (0.62%) ISO 9001
4 249 (0.48%) Data Quality
5 180 (0.35%) PCI DSS
6 167 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 128 (0.25%) HL7
8 107 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 65 (0.13%) EMIR
10 60 (0.12%) Dodd-Frank
11 55 (0.11%) Solvency II
12 54 (0.10%) WCAG
13 46 (0.089%) COBIT
14 42 (0.081%) WAI
15 38 (0.073%) Basel II
16 36 (0.070%) TickIT
17 25 (0.048%) Basel III
18 23 (0.044%) ISO 8583
19 21 (0.041%) ISO 14001
20 20 (0.039%) MiFID
System Software
1 2494 (4.81%) Active Directory
2 1587 (3.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 883 (1.70%) Hyper-V
4 526 (1.02%) Oracle RAC
5 457 (0.88%) vSphere
6 372 (0.72%) Oracle RMAN
7 308 (0.59%) XenApp
8 249 (0.48%) VMware ESX
9 177 (0.34%) XenDesktop
10 167 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
11 127 (0.25%) XenServer
12 102 (0.20%) ISA Server
13 96 (0.19%) HDFS
14 90 (0.17%) Terminal Services
14 90 (0.17%) NFS
15 74 (0.14%) KVM
16 70 (0.14%) Xen
17 69 (0.13%) Microsoft App-V
18 57 (0.11%) Forefront TMG
19 49 (0.095%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 423 (0.82%) HP Quality Center
2 403 (0.78%) SCCM
3 369 (0.71%) Puppet
4 368 (0.71%) Data Guard
5 280 (0.54%) Opscode Chef
6 276 (0.53%) SCOM
7 263 (0.51%) Nagios
8 188 (0.36%) NetBackup
9 185 (0.36%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 152 (0.29%) WSUS
11 149 (0.29%) Backup Exec
12 109 (0.21%) Tivoli
13 106 (0.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 103 (0.20%) OpenView
15 82 (0.16%) Control-M
16 59 (0.11%) MOM
17 54 (0.10%) Oracle Identity Management
18 46 (0.089%) Vagrant
18 46 (0.089%) Ansible
19 39 (0.075%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 12167 (23.49%) Microsoft
2 11472 (22.15%) Oracle
3 2703 (5.22%) VMware
4 1352 (2.61%) Citrix
5 1229 (2.37%) Business Objects
6 1167 (2.25%) SAP
7 1157 (2.23%) HP
8 1142 (2.20%) Cisco
9 1072 (2.07%) IBM
10 1023 (1.97%) Sybase
11 994 (1.92%) JBoss
12 972 (1.88%) Cognos
13 714 (1.38%) Google
14 651 (1.26%) Informatica
15 631 (1.22%) Red Hat
16 541 (1.04%) Tableau
17 458 (0.88%) NetApp
18 426 (0.82%) Salesforce.com
19 307 (0.59%) Zend
20 298 (0.58%) Adobe
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits+bonus+package
Posted: 1 hour ago
West London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 2 hours ago
Surrey
Harrington Starr
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + £5k car, 10% + benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 5 hours ago
West London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000
Posted: 5 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
East London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £75000 - £90000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
North London
FIRST POINT IT RESOURCING
Salary: £45000 - £57000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Buckinghamshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Wetherby, West Yorkshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago