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

Location
3 months to
19 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 24947 23603 26511
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 21.79% 22.12% 22.88%
As % of the Programming Languages category 42.94% 41.79% 42.64%
Number of salaries quoted 21128 20564 23305
Average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
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 £36,600
% change year-on-year
- +2.45%

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
58102 56474 62168
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 50.75% 52.93% 53.65%
Number of salaries quoted 48669 48759 54500
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 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -

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 19 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 19 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 0 23379 £42,500 +1.19% 3059
London 0 9857 £50,000 - 1145
South East 0 4808 £40,000 - 513
City of London 0 2582 £52,500 -4.54% 441
North West 0 1803 £35,000 - 357
East of England +1 1587 £40,000 +9.58% 225
Yorkshire -1 1557 £35,000 - 257
South West 0 1436 £35,000 - 241
West Midlands +1 1387 £36,500 +1.38% 173
Surrey 0 1161 £43,750 +4.16% 99
Berkshire -2 1075 £40,000 -5.88% 108
West Yorkshire -2 994 £35,000 - 164
Manchester -1 914 £35,000 - 191
East Midlands -1 848 £35,000 - 105
Scotland 0 834 £40,000 +1.26% 114
Hampshire -1 819 £37,500 - 126
Leeds -2 697 £37,500 +10.29% 100
Cheshire +1 539 £35,000 - 89
Cambridgeshire +3 493 £40,000 +3.89% 82
Buckinghamshire 0 487 £40,000 +4.57% 57
Hertfordshire -1 486 £42,250 +20.71% 59
Birmingham -1 431 £37,500 -6.25% 42
Glasgow +1 426 £37,500 -6.25% 44
Reading 0 420 £42,500 -5.55% 43
Staffordshire 0 381 £35,000 +7.69% 40
Bristol +2 363 £35,000 - 74
West Sussex 0 361 £40,000 +12.67% 25
Cambridge +6 359 £41,000 +8.60% 54
East Sussex +4 347 £37,500 -6.25% 26
Wiltshire +1 343 £37,000 +2.06% 40

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 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 19776 (38.04%) SQL Server
2 17505 (33.67%) .NET
3 15964 (30.71%) C#
4 12281 (23.62%) Finance
5 12045 (23.17%) Microsoft
6 11979 (23.04%) Agile Software Development
7 11591 (22.30%) HTML
8 11449 (22.02%) Oracle
9 11440 (22.01%) JavaScript
10 10349 (19.91%) Java
11 10072 (19.37%) ASP.NET
12 9932 (19.10%) Windows
13 8823 (16.97%) CSS
14 8693 (16.72%) T-SQL
15 8255 (15.88%) Degree
16 7724 (14.86%) XML
17 7398 (14.23%) MS Excel
18 6719 (12.92%) MVC
19 6452 (12.41%) Business Intelligence
20 6421 (12.35%) Linux
21 6143 (11.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
22 6055 (11.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
23 5973 (11.49%) Web Services
24 5541 (10.66%) jQuery
25 5378 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
26 5318 (10.23%) UNIX
27 4854 (9.34%) OO
28 4761 (9.16%) SQL Server 2008
29 4384 (8.43%) Data Warehouse
30 4383 (8.43%) Relational Database

SQL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 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 3228 (6.21%) SharePoint
2 2848 (5.48%) IIS
3 1742 (3.35%) Tomcat
4 1595 (3.07%) Apache
5 1194 (2.30%) SAS
6 1169 (2.25%) MS Exchange
7 999 (1.92%) CMS
8 954 (1.84%) WebSphere
9 750 (1.44%) WebLogic
10 583 (1.12%) SharePoint 2010
11 545 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2010
12 520 (1.00%) BizTalk Server
13 468 (0.90%) Node.js
14 419 (0.81%) SharePoint 2013
15 403 (0.78%) Oracle Workflow
16 335 (0.64%) WebSphere Application Server
17 295 (0.57%) Apache Solr
18 276 (0.53%) WordPress
19 257 (0.49%) Umbraco
20 244 (0.47%) Drupal
Applications
1 7398 (14.23%) MS Excel
2 2084 (4.01%) MS Office
3 474 (0.91%) MS PowerPoint
4 418 (0.80%) SPSS
5 333 (0.64%) MS Visio
6 278 (0.53%) Photoshop
7 221 (0.43%) PowerPivot
8 204 (0.39%) MS Project
9 184 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
10 121 (0.23%) InfoPath
11 90 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
12 52 (0.10%) FastStats
13 38 (0.073%) Fireworks
14 31 (0.060%) S-PLUS
15 29 (0.056%) CPLEX
16 19 (0.037%) Stata
17 16 (0.031%) InDesign
18 15 (0.029%) Mingle
19 8 (0.015%) LaTeX
20 6 (0.012%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 780 (1.50%) Oracle EBS
2 713 (1.37%) Dynamics CRM
3 638 (1.23%) Oracle EBS R12
4 366 (0.70%) Oracle Applications
5 332 (0.64%) Magento
6 300 (0.58%) Oracle Financials
7 291 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
8 276 (0.53%) Oracle General Ledger
9 245 (0.47%) Dynamics NAV
10 239 (0.46%) Oracle Payables
11 222 (0.43%) Oracle Receivables
12 218 (0.42%) Cognos Business Intelligence
13 206 (0.40%) Google Analytics
14 190 (0.37%) Oracle Assets
15 179 (0.34%) Oracle 11i
16 146 (0.28%) Oracle CRM
17 138 (0.27%) Agresso
18 136 (0.26%) Markit EDM
19 129 (0.25%) Oracle Cash Management
20 115 (0.22%) Oracle iProcurement
Cloud Services
1 894 (1.72%) SaaS
2 756 (1.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 531 (1.02%) Amazon AWS
4 255 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
5 209 (0.40%) Office 365
6 164 (0.32%) GitHub
7 139 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
8 114 (0.22%) IaaS
9 96 (0.18%) PaaS
10 71 (0.14%) Amazon S3
11 68 (0.13%) Trello
12 37 (0.071%) Force.com
13 30 (0.058%) Joyent
14 29 (0.056%) Heroku
15 27 (0.052%) Amazon SQS
16 21 (0.040%) ElastiCache
16 21 (0.040%) Amazon ElastiCache
17 19 (0.037%) Taleo
18 18 (0.035%) Route 53
19 16 (0.031%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1429 (2.75%) SAN
2 1269 (2.44%) Internet
3 1267 (2.44%) TCP/IP
4 1195 (2.30%) Firewall
5 1117 (2.15%) DNS
6 1114 (2.14%) HTTP
7 661 (1.27%) DHCP
8 656 (1.26%) LAN
9 655 (1.26%) WAN
10 474 (0.91%) Intranet
11 464 (0.89%) VPN
12 398 (0.77%) FTP
13 365 (0.70%) NAS
14 352 (0.68%) VoIP
15 267 (0.51%) SSL
16 236 (0.45%) LDAP
17 178 (0.34%) Network Security
18 169 (0.33%) Wireless
19 163 (0.31%) iSCSI
20 158 (0.30%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19776 (38.04%) SQL Server
2 6143 (11.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6055 (11.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4761 (9.16%) SQL Server 2008
5 4384 (8.43%) Data Warehouse
6 4383 (8.43%) Relational Database
7 3562 (6.85%) MySQL
8 3275 (6.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2941 (5.66%) Oracle Database
10 2300 (4.42%) SQL Server 2005
11 2275 (4.38%) SQL Server 2012
12 1924 (3.70%) RDBMS
13 1274 (2.45%) Oracle Database 11g
14 1211 (2.33%) Big Data
15 1148 (2.21%) Oracle Reports
16 1113 (2.14%) Crystal Reports
17 1065 (2.05%) NoSQL
18 1047 (2.01%) OLAP
19 825 (1.59%) QlikView
20 811 (1.56%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 3219 (6.19%) Visual Studio
2 2080 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 2055 (3.95%) Subversion
4 1540 (2.96%) Git (software)
5 1516 (2.92%) Selenium
6 1052 (2.02%) JIRA
7 1040 (2.00%) Maven
8 966 (1.86%) JUnit
9 924 (1.78%) NUnit
10 909 (1.75%) Eclipse
11 736 (1.42%) Jenkins
12 660 (1.27%) Oracle Forms
13 620 (1.19%) Ant
14 556 (1.07%) QuickTest Pro
15 457 (0.88%) Cucumber
16 433 (0.83%) Toad
17 416 (0.80%) TeamCity
18 412 (0.79%) WebDriver
19 395 (0.76%) Hudson
20 391 (0.75%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 12281 (23.62%) Finance
2 3372 (6.49%) Banking
3 2355 (4.53%) Retail
4 2246 (4.32%) Marketing
5 1553 (2.99%) Front Office
6 1422 (2.74%) Telecoms
7 1160 (2.23%) Investment Banking
8 1038 (2.00%) Advertising
9 831 (1.60%) Back Office
10 811 (1.56%) Legal
11 770 (1.48%) Games
12 702 (1.35%) Law
13 592 (1.14%) Manufacturing
14 448 (0.86%) Financial Institution
15 400 (0.77%) Publishing
16 347 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
17 319 (0.61%) French Language
18 279 (0.54%) Billing
19 222 (0.43%) Automotive
20 196 (0.38%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 24195 (46.54%) Developer
2 10575 (20.34%) Analyst
3 5678 (10.92%) .NET Developer
4 4340 (8.35%) C# Developer
5 3884 (7.47%) Senior Developer
6 3399 (6.54%) Java Developer
7 2916 (5.61%) Support Analyst
8 2889 (5.56%) C# .NET Developer
9 2860 (5.50%) DBA
10 2792 (5.37%) Applications Support
11 2788 (5.36%) Software Developer
12 2444 (4.70%) SQL Developer
13 2361 (4.54%) Consultant
14 2068 (3.98%) Web Developer
15 1982 (3.81%) Business Analyst
16 1792 (3.45%) SQL DBA
17 1740 (3.35%) ASP.NET Developer
18 1716 (3.30%) Administrator
19 1660 (3.19%) Software Engineer
20 1655 (3.18%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17505 (33.67%) .NET
2 11591 (22.30%) HTML
3 10072 (19.37%) ASP.NET
4 8823 (16.97%) CSS
5 7724 (14.86%) XML
6 5973 (11.49%) Web Services
7 5541 (10.66%) jQuery
8 3837 (7.38%) .NET Framework
9 3388 (6.52%) WCF
10 3313 (6.37%) ASP.NET MVC
11 2822 (5.43%) HTML5
12 2799 (5.38%) Ajax
13 2707 (5.21%) Spring
14 2298 (4.42%) J2EE
15 2186 (4.20%) SOAP
16 1849 (3.56%) WPF
17 1737 (3.34%) Hibernate
18 1585 (3.05%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
19 1530 (2.94%) LINQ
20 1502 (2.89%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 5378 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
2 3732 (7.18%) Computer Science
3 1545 (2.97%) Mathematics
4 1265 (2.43%) Management Information System
5 1150 (2.21%) Replication
6 1103 (2.12%) Enterprise Software
7 1075 (2.07%) Mobile App
8 1020 (1.96%) Clustering
9 997 (1.92%) Open Source
10 849 (1.63%) Statistics
11 819 (1.58%) Equities
12 776 (1.49%) Client/Server
13 758 (1.46%) User Experience
14 752 (1.45%) Derivative
15 710 (1.37%) Visualisation
16 675 (1.30%) Hedge funds
17 658 (1.27%) Fixed Income
18 638 (1.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
19 614 (1.18%) N-Tier
20 476 (0.92%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 9932 (19.10%) Windows
2 6421 (12.35%) Linux
3 5318 (10.23%) UNIX
4 2258 (4.34%) Windows Server 2008
5 1557 (2.99%) Windows Server 2003
6 1003 (1.93%) Apple iOS
7 999 (1.92%) Android
8 976 (1.88%) Windows Server 2012
9 778 (1.50%) Windows 7
10 740 (1.42%) Solaris
11 595 (1.14%) Windows XP
12 413 (0.79%) Windows 8
13 388 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 311 (0.60%) CentOS
15 302 (0.58%) AIX
16 165 (0.32%) Ubuntu
17 157 (0.30%) Windows Vista
18 118 (0.23%) Windows 2000 Server
19 115 (0.22%) HPUX
20 114 (0.22%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 11979 (23.04%) Agile Software Development
2 6719 (12.92%) MVC
3 6452 (12.41%) Business Intelligence
4 4854 (9.34%) OO
5 4219 (8.12%) TDD
6 4072 (7.83%) Scrum
7 3993 (7.68%) Software Engineering
8 3672 (7.06%) ETL
9 3539 (6.81%) E-Commerce
10 2903 (5.58%) ITIL
11 2670 (5.14%) Performance Tuning
12 2633 (5.06%) Project Management
13 2508 (4.82%) CRM
14 2390 (4.60%) Analytics
15 2324 (4.47%) Web Development
16 2283 (4.39%) Mentoring
17 2210 (4.25%) Unit Testing
18 2168 (4.17%) Data Modelling
19 2080 (4.00%) Data Analysis
20 1772 (3.41%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 15964 (30.71%) C#
2 11440 (22.01%) JavaScript
3 10349 (19.91%) Java
4 8693 (16.72%) T-SQL
5 3895 (7.49%) PL/SQL
6 3144 (6.05%) VB.NET
7 2866 (5.51%) PHP
8 2819 (5.42%) C++
9 2273 (4.37%) VB
10 2245 (4.32%) Python
11 1864 (3.59%) Perl
12 1743 (3.35%) VBA
13 1289 (2.48%) C
14 1271 (2.44%) Shell Script
15 1179 (2.27%) PowerShell
16 996 (1.92%) Ruby
17 771 (1.48%) VBScript
18 716 (1.38%) Bash Shell
19 575 (1.11%) VB6
20 428 (0.82%) R
Qualifications
1 8255 (15.88%) Degree
2 1727 (3.32%) Microsoft Certification
3 1112 (2.14%) Security Cleared
4 1041 (2.00%) ISEB
5 689 (1.33%) MCSE
6 657 (1.26%) SC Cleared
7 513 (0.99%) ISTQB
8 422 (0.81%) MCITP
9 333 (0.64%) Cisco Certification
10 330 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
11 326 (0.63%) MCP
12 308 (0.59%) MCTS
13 288 (0.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 278 (0.53%) CCNA
15 251 (0.48%) PhD
16 249 (0.48%) MCSA
17 247 (0.48%) DV Cleared
18 204 (0.39%) Oracle Certification
19 200 (0.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
20 171 (0.33%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2986 (5.74%) QA
2 1104 (2.12%) SLA
3 313 (0.60%) ISO 9001
4 251 (0.48%) Data Quality
5 190 (0.37%) PCI DSS
6 163 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 121 (0.23%) HL7
8 97 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 66 (0.13%) EMIR
10 61 (0.12%) Dodd-Frank
11 57 (0.11%) Solvency II
12 52 (0.10%) WCAG
13 46 (0.088%) Basel II
14 42 (0.081%) WAI
15 41 (0.079%) COBIT
16 31 (0.060%) TickIT
17 26 (0.050%) ISO 8583
18 22 (0.042%) Basel III
18 22 (0.042%) ISO 14001
19 18 (0.035%) MiFID
System Software
1 2510 (4.83%) Active Directory
2 1581 (3.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 916 (1.76%) Hyper-V
4 522 (1.00%) Oracle RAC
5 437 (0.84%) vSphere
6 359 (0.69%) Oracle RMAN
7 311 (0.60%) XenApp
8 242 (0.47%) VMware ESX
9 182 (0.35%) XenDesktop
10 167 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
11 132 (0.25%) XenServer
12 117 (0.23%) ISA Server
13 98 (0.19%) HDFS
14 97 (0.19%) Terminal Services
15 94 (0.18%) NFS
16 72 (0.14%) Xen
17 69 (0.13%) KVM
18 67 (0.13%) Microsoft App-V
19 60 (0.12%) Forefront TMG
20 52 (0.10%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 446 (0.86%) HP Quality Center
2 432 (0.83%) SCCM
3 371 (0.71%) Data Guard
4 362 (0.70%) Puppet
5 293 (0.56%) SCOM
6 279 (0.54%) Opscode Chef
7 258 (0.50%) Nagios
8 190 (0.37%) NetBackup
9 184 (0.35%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 155 (0.30%) WSUS
11 141 (0.27%) Backup Exec
12 113 (0.22%) Tivoli
13 107 (0.21%) OpenView
14 105 (0.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 71 (0.14%) Control-M
16 58 (0.11%) MOM
17 52 (0.10%) Oracle Identity Management
18 50 (0.096%) Ansible
19 48 (0.092%) ITRS Geneos
20 44 (0.085%) Ambari
Vendors
1 12045 (23.17%) Microsoft
2 11449 (22.02%) Oracle
3 2706 (5.21%) VMware
4 1353 (2.60%) Citrix
5 1274 (2.45%) Business Objects
6 1160 (2.23%) HP
7 1159 (2.23%) SAP
8 1135 (2.18%) Cisco
9 1102 (2.12%) IBM
10 1051 (2.02%) Sybase
11 1000 (1.92%) Cognos
12 932 (1.79%) JBoss
13 722 (1.39%) Google
14 677 (1.30%) Informatica
15 630 (1.21%) Red Hat
16 566 (1.09%) Tableau
17 433 (0.83%) NetApp
18 419 (0.81%) Salesforce.com
19 306 (0.59%) Zend
20 296 (0.57%) Sun
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Salary: From £35,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Wigan, Lancashire
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Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus, 25 days, Great environment
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Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
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Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + negotiable
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Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
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Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + + Excellent Bonus + Oncall
Posted: 11 hours ago
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Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
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Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent benefits package attached
Posted: 11 hours ago
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Salary: 40k-50k + benefits
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Circle Recruitment
Posted: 11 hours ago
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Opilio Recruitment
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Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £70,000 to £120,000 per annum
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Circle Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare
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Harrington Starr
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
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