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

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 4 3 3
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Permanent jobs citing SQL 23848 25627 23466
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 21.49% 22.01% 22.06%
As % of the Programming Languages category 42.00% 43.16% 41.84%
Number of salaries quoted 20331 21678 20423
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +4.93%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -

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
56778 59371 56088
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 51.16% 51.00% 52.72%
Number of salaries quoted 48590 49806 48225
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +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 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 1 September 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 22499 £45,000 +5.88% 3045
London 0 9610 £55,000 +10.00% 1049
South East 0 4476 £40,750 +1.87% 546
City of London 0 2262 £55,000 +4.76% 298
East of England 0 1783 £43,750 +8.02% 220
Yorkshire 0 1606 £40,000 +14.28% 234
North West 0 1554 £37,500 +7.14% 346
South West -1 1336 £37,000 +5.71% 271
West Midlands 0 1262 £37,500 - 197
West Yorkshire +1 1140 £40,000 +14.28% 145
Surrey 0 1005 £42,500 -2.29% 99
Berkshire 0 835 £44,000 +7.31% 106
Hampshire 0 826 £40,000 +6.66% 111
Leeds +1 818 £42,500 +16.43% 105
Manchester +1 802 £37,500 +7.14% 176
East Midlands -3 743 £37,500 +7.14% 143
Hertfordshire +2 701 £45,000 +5.88% 84
Scotland -2 684 £42,500 +6.58% 113
Buckinghamshire 0 497 £39,000 -2.50% 67
Cambridgeshire +1 457 £42,500 +3.65% 71
Cheshire +2 454 £38,000 +8.57% 81
Birmingham -1 404 £40,000 +6.66% 48
Bristol -2 388 £37,500 - 79
Oxfordshire +4 355 £40,000 -3.61% 59
Glasgow -2 336 £45,000 +20.00% 44
Milton Keynes 0 326 £39,000 -2.50% 34
Reading -2 324 £43,750 -2.77% 51
West Sussex -2 323 £40,000 -3.03% 27
Essex 0 319 £42,500 +13.33% 28
Wales -2 307 £35,000 - 52

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 17683 (37.53%) SQL Server
2 14576 (30.94%) .NET
3 14044 (29.81%) C#
4 12450 (26.42%) Agile Software Development
5 12235 (25.97%) Finance
6 11122 (23.61%) Microsoft
7 10878 (23.09%) JavaScript
8 10024 (21.28%) HTML
9 9907 (21.03%) Oracle
10 9733 (20.66%) Java
11 8992 (19.09%) Windows
12 8177 (17.36%) T-SQL
13 8010 (17.00%) ASP.NET
14 7742 (16.43%) Degree
15 7578 (16.08%) CSS
16 6669 (14.15%) MS Excel
17 6668 (14.15%) Business Intelligence
18 6607 (14.02%) MVC
19 6231 (13.23%) XML
20 6086 (12.92%) Linux
21 6019 (12.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
22 5801 (12.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
23 5343 (11.34%) Analytical Skills
24 5244 (11.13%) jQuery
25 5026 (10.67%) Web Services
26 4659 (9.89%) UNIX
27 4452 (9.45%) Data Warehouse
28 4303 (9.13%) TDD
29 4229 (8.98%) Scrum
30 4137 (8.78%) Computer Science

SQL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 2563 (5.44%) SharePoint
2 2363 (5.02%) IIS
3 1454 (3.09%) Tomcat
4 1402 (2.98%) Apache
5 1273 (2.70%) SAS
6 1089 (2.31%) MS Exchange
7 805 (1.71%) WebLogic
8 763 (1.62%) CMS
9 752 (1.60%) WebSphere
10 684 (1.45%) JBoss
11 525 (1.11%) Node.js
12 513 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2010
13 429 (0.91%) BizTalk Server
14 324 (0.69%) Elasticsearch
15 315 (0.67%) Apache Pig
16 311 (0.66%) Lync
17 310 (0.66%) SharePoint 2013
18 290 (0.62%) Oracle Workflow
19 278 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2013
20 273 (0.58%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 6669 (14.15%) MS Excel
2 1898 (4.03%) MS Office
3 451 (0.96%) SPSS
4 449 (0.95%) MS PowerPoint
5 336 (0.71%) MS Visio
6 283 (0.60%) PowerPivot
7 204 (0.43%) Photoshop
8 162 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
9 146 (0.31%) MS Project
10 92 (0.20%) FastStats
11 81 (0.17%) InfoPath
12 44 (0.093%) Adobe Illustrator
13 42 (0.089%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 20 (0.042%) GNU Octave
15 17 (0.036%) InDesign
16 16 (0.034%) SOLIDWORKS
16 16 (0.034%) Fireworks
17 15 (0.032%) AutoCAD
18 12 (0.025%) Weka
19 11 (0.023%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 681 (1.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 659 (1.40%) Oracle EBS
3 475 (1.01%) Oracle EBS R12
4 354 (0.75%) Oracle Applications
5 275 (0.58%) Oracle General Ledger
6 230 (0.49%) Oracle Payables
7 228 (0.48%) Oracle Financials
8 190 (0.40%) Oracle Receivables
9 170 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
10 157 (0.33%) Dynamics NAV
11 151 (0.32%) Oracle 11i
12 135 (0.29%) Cognos Business Intelligence
12 135 (0.29%) Markit EDM
13 124 (0.26%) Oracle Assets
14 123 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
15 116 (0.25%) Oracle BPM
16 110 (0.23%) Cognos TM1
17 100 (0.21%) Magento
18 95 (0.20%) Oracle iProcurement
19 89 (0.19%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 1230 (2.61%) Amazon AWS
2 1115 (2.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 967 (2.05%) SaaS
4 392 (0.83%) Office 365
5 280 (0.59%) Google Analytics
6 208 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
7 167 (0.35%) GitHub
8 157 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
9 107 (0.23%) Amazon S3
10 102 (0.22%) PaaS
11 100 (0.21%) Amazon EMR
12 88 (0.19%) IaaS
13 71 (0.15%) Google Cloud Platform
14 61 (0.13%) Adobe Analytics
15 43 (0.091%) Force.com
16 42 (0.089%) Heroku
17 37 (0.079%) Mimecast
18 36 (0.076%) Google App Engine
19 33 (0.070%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
20 21 (0.045%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1180 (2.50%) Firewall
2 1121 (2.38%) TCP/IP
3 1059 (2.25%) DNS
4 992 (2.11%) Internet
5 956 (2.03%) SAN
6 832 (1.77%) LAN
7 823 (1.75%) WAN
8 746 (1.58%) HTTP
9 588 (1.25%) DHCP
10 399 (0.85%) VPN
11 358 (0.76%) VoIP
12 282 (0.60%) SSL
13 279 (0.59%) Intranet
14 278 (0.59%) SMTP
15 274 (0.58%) NAS
16 235 (0.50%) Network Security
17 210 (0.45%) FTP
18 191 (0.41%) Wireless
19 189 (0.40%) LDAP
20 154 (0.33%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17683 (37.53%) SQL Server
2 6019 (12.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5801 (12.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4452 (9.45%) Data Warehouse
5 3575 (7.59%) Relational Database
6 3563 (7.56%) SQL Server 2008
7 3294 (6.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3032 (6.44%) MySQL
9 2863 (6.08%) Oracle Database
10 2382 (5.06%) SQL Server 2012
11 1821 (3.87%) Big Data
12 1619 (3.44%) RDBMS
13 1545 (3.28%) NoSQL
14 1408 (2.99%) SQL Server 2005
15 1255 (2.66%) MongoDB
16 1230 (2.61%) Oracle Database 11g
17 1207 (2.56%) Hadoop
18 1194 (2.53%) BusinessObjects
19 1012 (2.15%) Oracle Reports
20 904 (1.92%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 2798 (5.94%) Visual Studio
2 2162 (4.59%) Team Foundation Server
3 2080 (4.41%) Git (software)
4 1780 (3.78%) Subversion
5 1466 (3.11%) Selenium
6 1256 (2.67%) JIRA
7 1015 (2.15%) Jenkins
8 1003 (2.13%) Maven
9 942 (2.00%) JUnit
10 795 (1.69%) Eclipse
11 757 (1.61%) Oracle Forms
12 749 (1.59%) NUnit
13 490 (1.04%) TeamCity
14 483 (1.03%) Cucumber
15 441 (0.94%) Ant
16 437 (0.93%) WebDriver
17 405 (0.86%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
18 360 (0.76%) Toad
19 326 (0.69%) SoapUI
20 324 (0.69%) HP UFT
General
1 12235 (25.97%) Finance
2 3551 (7.54%) Banking
3 2274 (4.83%) Retail
4 2034 (4.32%) Marketing
5 1459 (3.10%) Front Office
6 1440 (3.06%) Telecoms
7 1040 (2.21%) Investment Banking
8 960 (2.04%) Back Office
9 799 (1.70%) Games
10 710 (1.51%) Legal
11 653 (1.39%) Advertising
12 604 (1.28%) Manufacturing
13 590 (1.25%) Financial Institution
14 575 (1.22%) Law
15 286 (0.61%) Publishing
16 245 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
17 239 (0.51%) Billing
18 219 (0.46%) Electronics
19 167 (0.35%) Automotive
20 155 (0.33%) French Language
Job Titles
1 21914 (46.51%) Developer
2 9219 (19.57%) Analyst
3 4800 (10.19%) .NET Developer
4 3603 (7.65%) C# Developer
5 3441 (7.30%) Senior Developer
6 2927 (6.21%) Java Developer
7 2723 (5.78%) Support Analyst
8 2674 (5.68%) DBA
9 2635 (5.59%) Applications Support
10 2462 (5.23%) Software Developer
11 2375 (5.04%) C# .NET Developer
12 2337 (4.96%) SQL Developer
13 1892 (4.02%) Consultant
14 1889 (4.01%) SQL DBA
15 1773 (3.76%) Software Engineer
16 1708 (3.63%) Business Analyst
17 1702 (3.61%) Business Intelligence Developer
18 1680 (3.57%) Junior
19 1679 (3.56%) Administrator
20 1602 (3.40%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14576 (30.94%) .NET
2 10024 (21.28%) HTML
3 8010 (17.00%) ASP.NET
4 7578 (16.08%) CSS
5 6231 (13.23%) XML
6 5244 (11.13%) jQuery
7 5026 (10.67%) Web Services
8 3321 (7.05%) .NET Framework
9 3236 (6.87%) ASP.NET MVC
10 2861 (6.07%) HTML5
11 2673 (5.67%) WCF
12 2566 (5.45%) Spring
13 2087 (4.43%) Ajax
14 1869 (3.97%) AngularJS
15 1792 (3.80%) SOAP
16 1777 (3.77%) J2EE
17 1665 (3.53%) Entity Framework
18 1515 (3.22%) REST
19 1501 (3.19%) Hibernate
20 1469 (3.12%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 5343 (11.34%) Analytical Skills
2 4137 (8.78%) Computer Science
3 1723 (3.66%) Mathematics
4 1331 (2.83%) Management Information System
5 1195 (2.54%) Replication
6 1141 (2.42%) Clustering
7 1123 (2.38%) Visualisation
8 874 (1.86%) Statistics
9 863 (1.83%) User Experience
9 863 (1.83%) Enterprise Software
10 850 (1.80%) Mobile App
11 797 (1.69%) Hedge funds
12 796 (1.69%) Derivative
13 775 (1.64%) Equities
14 736 (1.56%) Data Centre
15 728 (1.55%) Client/Server
16 719 (1.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 681 (1.45%) Data Structures
18 645 (1.37%) Fixed Income
19 644 (1.37%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 8992 (19.09%) Windows
2 6086 (12.92%) Linux
3 4659 (9.89%) UNIX
4 1814 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
5 1324 (2.81%) Windows Server 2012
6 959 (2.04%) Windows Server 2003
7 895 (1.90%) Android
8 702 (1.49%) Apple iOS
9 620 (1.32%) Solaris
10 614 (1.30%) Windows 7
11 430 (0.91%) Windows 8
12 414 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 380 (0.81%) Windows XP
14 297 (0.63%) AIX
15 235 (0.50%) CentOS
16 174 (0.37%) Ubuntu
17 142 (0.30%) Mac OS X
18 114 (0.24%) Debian
19 98 (0.21%) Windows Mobile
20 91 (0.19%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 12450 (26.42%) Agile Software Development
2 6668 (14.15%) Business Intelligence
3 6607 (14.02%) MVC
4 4303 (9.13%) TDD
5 4229 (8.98%) Scrum
6 3948 (8.38%) OO
7 3909 (8.30%) Software Engineering
8 3495 (7.42%) ETL
9 3369 (7.15%) SDLC
10 3000 (6.37%) Analytics
11 2747 (5.83%) ITIL
12 2732 (5.80%) Performance Tuning
13 2281 (4.84%) Project Management
14 2184 (4.64%) Unit Testing
15 2168 (4.60%) CRM
16 2161 (4.59%) E-Commerce
17 2109 (4.48%) Continuous Integration
18 2079 (4.41%) Mentoring
19 1964 (4.17%) Data Analysis
20 1945 (4.13%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 14044 (29.81%) C#
2 10878 (23.09%) JavaScript
3 9733 (20.66%) Java
4 8177 (17.36%) T-SQL
5 4085 (8.67%) PL/SQL
6 2914 (6.18%) Python
7 2288 (4.86%) PHP
8 2277 (4.83%) C++
9 2226 (4.72%) VB.NET
10 1900 (4.03%) Perl
11 1560 (3.31%) VBA
12 1540 (3.27%) VB
13 1441 (3.06%) PowerShell
14 1271 (2.70%) Shell Script
15 1159 (2.46%) C
16 964 (2.05%) Ruby
17 789 (1.67%) Bash Shell
18 753 (1.60%) R
19 533 (1.13%) Scala
20 515 (1.09%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7742 (16.43%) Degree
2 1572 (3.34%) Microsoft Certification
3 902 (1.91%) ISEB
4 876 (1.86%) Security Cleared
5 607 (1.29%) ISTQB
6 565 (1.20%) SC Cleared
7 554 (1.18%) MCSE
8 435 (0.92%) Cisco Certification
9 380 (0.81%) CCNA
10 290 (0.62%) MCITP
11 286 (0.61%) ITIL Certification
12 264 (0.56%) MCSA
13 250 (0.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 239 (0.51%) Oracle Certification
15 237 (0.50%) PhD
16 216 (0.46%) MCP
17 192 (0.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 168 (0.36%) CISSP
19 159 (0.34%) MCTS
20 150 (0.32%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2610 (5.54%) QA
2 1022 (2.17%) SLA
3 240 (0.51%) Data Quality
4 219 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 140 (0.30%) ISO 9001
6 129 (0.27%) PCI DSS
7 103 (0.22%) EMIR
8 96 (0.20%) HL7
9 81 (0.17%) MiFID
10 70 (0.15%) Dodd-Frank
11 63 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 55 (0.12%) CRD IV
13 35 (0.074%) Solvency II
14 25 (0.053%) Basel III
14 25 (0.053%) COBIT
15 24 (0.051%) Basel II
16 19 (0.040%) TickIT
17 16 (0.034%) GAMP
17 16 (0.034%) WCAG
18 15 (0.032%) COREP
System Software
1 2251 (4.78%) Active Directory
2 1537 (3.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 744 (1.58%) Hyper-V
4 506 (1.07%) Oracle RAC
5 412 (0.87%) vSphere
6 305 (0.65%) XenApp
7 253 (0.54%) VMware ESX
8 164 (0.35%) Terminal Services
9 156 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
10 120 (0.25%) XenServer
11 113 (0.24%) XenDesktop
12 112 (0.24%) NFS
13 90 (0.19%) Varnish
14 89 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
15 75 (0.16%) SRDF
16 71 (0.15%) HDFS
17 68 (0.14%) ISA Server
18 63 (0.13%) Docker
19 61 (0.13%) VirtualBox
20 52 (0.11%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 589 (1.25%) Puppet
2 450 (0.96%) SCCM
3 441 (0.94%) Opscode Chef
4 355 (0.75%) HP Quality Center
5 332 (0.70%) Oracle RMAN
6 325 (0.69%) SCOM
7 311 (0.66%) Data Guard
8 242 (0.51%) Nagios
9 170 (0.36%) Tivoli
10 164 (0.35%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 119 (0.25%) WSUS
12 118 (0.25%) Ansible
13 116 (0.25%) Backup Exec
14 110 (0.23%) Control-M
15 80 (0.17%) Vagrant
16 73 (0.15%) ZABBIX
17 65 (0.14%) NetBackup
18 62 (0.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
19 58 (0.12%) ITRS Geneos
20 53 (0.11%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 11122 (23.61%) Microsoft
2 9907 (21.03%) Oracle
3 2484 (5.27%) VMware
4 1132 (2.40%) Cisco
5 1100 (2.33%) IBM
6 1037 (2.20%) Citrix
7 1017 (2.16%) Tableau
8 1012 (2.15%) SAP
9 944 (2.00%) Sybase
10 891 (1.89%) HP
11 803 (1.70%) Cognos
12 672 (1.43%) Google
13 594 (1.26%) Red Hat
14 571 (1.21%) Informatica
15 395 (0.84%) NetApp
16 381 (0.81%) Salesforce.com
17 336 (0.71%) Adobe
18 312 (0.66%) Teradata
19 311 (0.66%) EMC
20 250 (0.53%) Sun
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