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

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 3 3 2
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Permanent jobs citing SQL 22462 23384 25301
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 21.31% 22.54% 22.86%
As % of the Programming Languages category 42.31% 42.30% 41.65%
Number of salaries quoted 19561 19679 22342
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 £28,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £39,450 £37,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year
+5.20% +1.35%

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
53094 55281 60743
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 50.38% 53.28% 54.89%
Number of salaries quoted 45600 46454 53396
Average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -

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 27 January 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 27 January 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 -1 21149 £42,500 +2.40% 3350
London 0 8628 £52,500 +5.00% 1253
South East 0 4303 £40,000 - 609
City of London 0 2168 £52,500 - 475
East of England 0 1647 £40,000 +5.26% 244
Yorkshire -1 1615 £37,500 +7.14% 268
North West -1 1504 £37,500 +7.14% 318
West Midlands 0 1287 £37,500 +7.14% 186
South West -2 1284 £36,000 +2.85% 275
West Yorkshire -1 1162 £40,000 +14.28% 189
Hampshire +1 1008 £37,500 +7.14% 112
Berkshire +1 976 £42,500 - 130
Surrey -2 913 £42,500 +6.25% 111
Manchester 0 873 £37,500 +7.14% 178
Leeds 0 852 £40,000 +14.28% 122
East Midlands +3 730 £37,500 - 145
Scotland +1 556 £40,000 - 84
Hertfordshire -2 460 £45,000 +25.00% 59
Cambridgeshire +3 451 £40,000 +1.26% 89
Birmingham +1 424 £36,500 -2.66% 51
Bristol -2 372 £36,500 -2.66% 99
Reading 0 368 £42,000 +5.00% 62
Cheshire -4 368 £37,500 - 81
Cambridge +2 345 £40,000 +3.89% 62
Essex 0 336 £40,000 +9.58% 31
Wales +3 335 £34,000 - 83
Nottinghamshire +2 327 £37,500 -2.59% 42
Buckinghamshire -3 318 £38,000 -5.00% 54
South Wales +2 305 £34,000 - 71
East Sussex +1 296 £40,000 +14.28% 26

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 17780 (37.83%) SQL Server
2 15269 (32.49%) .NET
3 14251 (30.32%) C#
4 11678 (24.85%) Finance
5 11383 (24.22%) Microsoft
6 11010 (23.42%) Agile Software Development
7 10886 (23.16%) JavaScript
8 10674 (22.71%) HTML
9 9958 (21.19%) Oracle
10 9431 (20.06%) Windows
11 8913 (18.96%) Java
12 8865 (18.86%) ASP.NET
13 8374 (17.82%) CSS
14 7703 (16.39%) T-SQL
15 7222 (15.36%) Degree
16 6835 (14.54%) MS Excel
17 6761 (14.38%) MVC
18 6615 (14.07%) XML
19 6021 (12.81%) Business Intelligence
20 5868 (12.48%) Linux
21 5439 (11.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
22 5399 (11.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
23 5339 (11.36%) jQuery
24 5030 (10.70%) Web Services
25 4866 (10.35%) Analytical Skills
26 4835 (10.29%) UNIX
27 4279 (9.10%) SQL Server 2008
28 4224 (8.99%) OO
29 3963 (8.43%) TDD
30 3916 (8.33%) Data Warehouse

SQL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 3054 (6.50%) SharePoint
2 2679 (5.70%) IIS
3 1444 (3.07%) Tomcat
4 1304 (2.77%) Apache
5 1130 (2.40%) MS Exchange
6 1014 (2.16%) SAS
7 943 (2.01%) CMS
8 785 (1.67%) WebLogic
9 781 (1.66%) WebSphere
10 773 (1.64%) JBoss
11 607 (1.29%) SharePoint 2010
12 529 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2010
13 484 (1.03%) BizTalk Server
14 474 (1.01%) Node.js
15 471 (1.00%) SharePoint 2013
16 383 (0.81%) Oracle Workflow
17 296 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2013
18 294 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2007
19 291 (0.62%) WordPress
20 272 (0.58%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 6835 (14.54%) MS Excel
2 2081 (4.43%) MS Office
3 417 (0.89%) MS PowerPoint
4 374 (0.80%) MS Visio
5 356 (0.76%) PowerPivot
6 322 (0.69%) SPSS
7 243 (0.52%) Photoshop
8 184 (0.39%) MS Project
9 145 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
10 132 (0.28%) InfoPath
11 70 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
12 35 (0.074%) FastStats
13 31 (0.066%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 25 (0.053%) Weka
15 16 (0.034%) AutoCAD
16 15 (0.032%) CPLEX
17 14 (0.030%) S-PLUS
18 13 (0.028%) Fireworks
19 11 (0.023%) Stata
19 11 (0.023%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 786 (1.67%) Oracle EBS
2 780 (1.66%) Dynamics CRM
3 633 (1.35%) Oracle EBS R12
4 368 (0.78%) Oracle Financials
5 340 (0.72%) Oracle General Ledger
6 338 (0.72%) Oracle Applications
7 311 (0.66%) Oracle Receivables
8 302 (0.64%) Oracle Payables
9 294 (0.63%) Dynamics AX
10 229 (0.49%) Google Analytics
11 195 (0.41%) Oracle Assets
12 181 (0.39%) Dynamics NAV
13 167 (0.36%) Agresso
14 153 (0.33%) Cognos Business Intelligence
15 151 (0.32%) Oracle 11i
16 132 (0.28%) Magento
17 117 (0.25%) Markit EDM
18 93 (0.20%) Oracle iProcurement
19 91 (0.19%) Oracle HRMS
20 88 (0.19%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 990 (2.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 739 (1.57%) SaaS
3 537 (1.14%) Amazon AWS
4 307 (0.65%) Office 365
5 203 (0.43%) GitHub
6 199 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
7 152 (0.32%) Amazon EC2
8 145 (0.31%) Amazon S3
9 130 (0.28%) PaaS
10 76 (0.16%) IaaS
11 54 (0.11%) Trello
12 48 (0.10%) Heroku
13 47 (0.100%) Google Cloud Platform
14 41 (0.087%) Force.com
15 31 (0.066%) Amazon SQS
16 27 (0.057%) Rackspace Cloud
17 26 (0.055%) Route 53
18 25 (0.053%) Taleo
19 22 (0.047%) Amazon EMR
20 17 (0.036%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 1304 (2.77%) Firewall
2 1182 (2.51%) SAN
3 1142 (2.43%) DNS
4 1074 (2.28%) TCP/IP
5 1032 (2.20%) Internet
6 931 (1.98%) HTTP
7 777 (1.65%) WAN
8 760 (1.62%) LAN
9 653 (1.39%) DHCP
10 550 (1.17%) VPN
11 363 (0.77%) FTP
12 354 (0.75%) Intranet
13 299 (0.64%) NAS
14 297 (0.63%) VoIP
15 256 (0.54%) SSL
16 198 (0.42%) Network Security
17 184 (0.39%) LDAP
18 183 (0.39%) Wireless
19 163 (0.35%) MPLS
20 155 (0.33%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17780 (37.83%) SQL Server
2 5439 (11.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5399 (11.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4279 (9.10%) SQL Server 2008
5 3916 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
6 3639 (7.74%) Relational Database
7 3291 (7.00%) MySQL
8 2974 (6.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2487 (5.29%) Oracle Database
10 2237 (4.76%) SQL Server 2012
11 1840 (3.91%) SQL Server 2005
12 1642 (3.49%) RDBMS
13 1183 (2.52%) Big Data
14 1155 (2.46%) NoSQL
15 1082 (2.30%) Oracle Reports
16 922 (1.96%) Oracle Database 11g
17 893 (1.90%) Crystal Reports
18 846 (1.80%) MongoDB
19 815 (1.73%) OLAP
20 791 (1.68%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 3034 (6.45%) Visual Studio
2 1976 (4.20%) Team Foundation Server
3 1885 (4.01%) Subversion
4 1728 (3.68%) Git (software)
5 1239 (2.64%) Selenium
6 1170 (2.49%) JIRA
7 1009 (2.15%) Maven
8 955 (2.03%) JUnit
9 900 (1.91%) NUnit
10 854 (1.82%) Jenkins
11 844 (1.80%) Eclipse
12 788 (1.68%) Oracle Forms
13 537 (1.14%) TeamCity
14 500 (1.06%) Ant
15 448 (0.95%) WebDriver
16 436 (0.93%) Cucumber
17 403 (0.86%) QuickTest Pro
18 391 (0.83%) Toad
19 343 (0.73%) SpecFlow
20 342 (0.73%) Hudson
General
1 11678 (24.85%) Finance
2 3062 (6.51%) Banking
3 2209 (4.70%) Retail
4 1889 (4.02%) Marketing
5 1294 (2.75%) Telecoms
6 1221 (2.60%) Front Office
7 1011 (2.15%) Investment Banking
8 828 (1.76%) Advertising
9 753 (1.60%) Legal
10 650 (1.38%) Law
11 604 (1.29%) Back Office
12 567 (1.21%) Games
13 560 (1.19%) Manufacturing
14 451 (0.96%) Financial Institution
15 343 (0.73%) Publishing
16 258 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
17 244 (0.52%) Billing
18 212 (0.45%) French Language
19 154 (0.33%) Electronics
20 151 (0.32%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 21599 (45.95%) Developer
2 9229 (19.63%) Analyst
3 4907 (10.44%) .NET Developer
4 3534 (7.52%) C# Developer
5 3267 (6.95%) Senior Developer
6 2931 (6.24%) Java Developer
7 2820 (6.00%) Support Analyst
8 2790 (5.94%) DBA
9 2698 (5.74%) Applications Support
10 2348 (5.00%) C# .NET Developer
11 2339 (4.98%) Software Developer
12 2126 (4.52%) Consultant
13 1921 (4.09%) SQL Developer
14 1809 (3.85%) Web Developer
15 1722 (3.66%) Administrator
16 1718 (3.66%) SQL DBA
17 1644 (3.50%) Business Analyst
18 1526 (3.25%) Software Engineer
19 1502 (3.20%) Junior
20 1396 (2.97%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15269 (32.49%) .NET
2 10674 (22.71%) HTML
3 8865 (18.86%) ASP.NET
4 8374 (17.82%) CSS
5 6615 (14.07%) XML
6 5339 (11.36%) jQuery
7 5030 (10.70%) Web Services
8 3642 (7.75%) .NET Framework
9 3257 (6.93%) ASP.NET MVC
10 2906 (6.18%) HTML5
11 2740 (5.83%) WCF
12 2716 (5.78%) Ajax
13 2518 (5.36%) Spring
14 1993 (4.24%) J2EE
15 1858 (3.95%) SOAP
16 1606 (3.42%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
17 1563 (3.33%) WPF
18 1549 (3.30%) CSS3
19 1454 (3.09%) Hibernate
20 1426 (3.03%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 4866 (10.35%) Analytical Skills
2 3189 (6.78%) Computer Science
3 1273 (2.71%) Mathematics
4 1235 (2.63%) Management Information System
5 1063 (2.26%) Replication
6 991 (2.11%) Mobile App
7 969 (2.06%) Clustering
8 958 (2.04%) Open Source
9 956 (2.03%) Enterprise Software
10 731 (1.56%) Statistics
11 724 (1.54%) Visualisation
12 708 (1.51%) User Experience
13 629 (1.34%) Client/Server
14 620 (1.32%) Hedge funds
15 611 (1.30%) Equities
16 600 (1.28%) Derivative
17 589 (1.25%) Fixed Income
18 533 (1.13%) Data Structures
19 513 (1.09%) N-Tier
20 506 (1.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 9431 (20.06%) Windows
2 5868 (12.48%) Linux
3 4835 (10.29%) UNIX
4 2032 (4.32%) Windows Server 2008
5 1426 (3.03%) Windows Server 2003
6 1119 (2.38%) Windows Server 2012
7 815 (1.73%) Android
8 801 (1.70%) Windows 7
9 768 (1.63%) Apple iOS
10 689 (1.47%) Solaris
11 579 (1.23%) Windows XP
12 419 (0.89%) Windows 8
13 376 (0.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 265 (0.56%) CentOS
15 256 (0.54%) AIX
16 157 (0.33%) Windows 2000 Server
17 155 (0.33%) Windows Vista
18 154 (0.33%) Ubuntu
19 89 (0.19%) HPUX
20 86 (0.18%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 11010 (23.42%) Agile Software Development
2 6761 (14.38%) MVC
3 6021 (12.81%) Business Intelligence
4 4224 (8.99%) OO
5 3963 (8.43%) TDD
6 3753 (7.98%) Scrum
7 3562 (7.58%) Software Engineering
8 3372 (7.17%) ETL
9 2826 (6.01%) ITIL
10 2792 (5.94%) E-Commerce
11 2442 (5.20%) Performance Tuning
12 2330 (4.96%) CRM
13 2197 (4.67%) Analytics
14 2178 (4.63%) Project Management
15 2064 (4.39%) Mentoring
16 2031 (4.32%) Unit Testing
17 1951 (4.15%) Web Development
18 1843 (3.92%) Continuous Integration
19 1767 (3.76%) Data Modelling
20 1753 (3.73%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 14251 (30.32%) C#
2 10886 (23.16%) JavaScript
3 8913 (18.96%) Java
4 7703 (16.39%) T-SQL
5 3865 (8.22%) PL/SQL
6 2707 (5.76%) VB.NET
7 2601 (5.53%) PHP
8 2280 (4.85%) C++
9 2159 (4.59%) Python
10 1881 (4.00%) VB
11 1749 (3.72%) Perl
12 1623 (3.45%) VBA
13 1274 (2.71%) PowerShell
14 1186 (2.52%) Shell Script
15 925 (1.97%) C
16 897 (1.91%) Ruby
17 741 (1.58%) Bash Shell
18 586 (1.25%) VBScript
19 515 (1.10%) VB6
20 416 (0.89%) R
Qualifications
1 7222 (15.36%) Degree
2 1488 (3.17%) Microsoft Certification
3 1260 (2.68%) Security Cleared
4 1026 (2.18%) ISEB
5 820 (1.74%) SC Cleared
6 576 (1.23%) ISTQB
7 563 (1.20%) MCSE
8 406 (0.86%) Cisco Certification
9 353 (0.75%) MCITP
10 337 (0.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 322 (0.69%) CCNA
12 305 (0.65%) DV Cleared
13 296 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
14 279 (0.59%) MCP
15 257 (0.55%) MCSA
16 225 (0.48%) PhD
17 223 (0.47%) MCTS
18 206 (0.44%) Oracle Certification
19 183 (0.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
20 159 (0.34%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2531 (5.38%) QA
2 1111 (2.36%) SLA
3 251 (0.53%) ISO 9001
4 235 (0.50%) Data Quality
5 158 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 149 (0.32%) PCI DSS
7 90 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 72 (0.15%) HL7
9 45 (0.096%) EMIR
10 40 (0.085%) Solvency II
11 39 (0.083%) COBIT
12 36 (0.077%) Basel II
13 34 (0.072%) Dodd-Frank
14 28 (0.060%) WAI
15 27 (0.057%) ISO 8583
16 25 (0.053%) Basel III
17 22 (0.047%) WCAG
17 22 (0.047%) TickIT
18 18 (0.038%) ISO 14001
18 18 (0.038%) MiFID
System Software
1 2459 (5.23%) Active Directory
2 1447 (3.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 961 (2.04%) Hyper-V
4 445 (0.95%) vSphere
5 432 (0.92%) Oracle RAC
6 362 (0.77%) XenApp
7 268 (0.57%) Oracle RMAN
8 235 (0.50%) VMware ESX
9 192 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
10 160 (0.34%) XenDesktop
11 156 (0.33%) Terminal Services
12 144 (0.31%) ISA Server
13 127 (0.27%) XenServer
14 93 (0.20%) NFS
15 82 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
16 76 (0.16%) Firmware
17 66 (0.14%) Terminal Server
18 63 (0.13%) SRDF
19 61 (0.13%) HDFS
20 56 (0.12%) Xen
Systems Management
1 464 (0.99%) SCCM
2 423 (0.90%) HP Quality Center
3 388 (0.83%) Puppet
4 355 (0.76%) SCOM
5 298 (0.63%) Data Guard
6 293 (0.62%) Opscode Chef
7 236 (0.50%) Nagios
8 173 (0.37%) NetBackup
9 156 (0.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 146 (0.31%) Tivoli
11 126 (0.27%) Backup Exec
12 112 (0.24%) SCVMM
13 99 (0.21%) WSUS
14 89 (0.19%) Control-M
15 87 (0.19%) OpenView
16 71 (0.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
17 65 (0.14%) Norton AntiVirus
18 61 (0.13%) Netcool
19 56 (0.12%) ITRS Geneos
19 56 (0.12%) Ansible
Vendors
1 11383 (24.22%) Microsoft
2 9958 (21.19%) Oracle
3 2496 (5.31%) VMware
4 1223 (2.60%) Citrix
5 1165 (2.48%) Cisco
6 1118 (2.38%) HP
7 1093 (2.33%) Business Objects
8 1055 (2.24%) IBM
9 933 (1.98%) SAP
10 874 (1.86%) Sybase
11 814 (1.73%) Cognos
12 598 (1.27%) Google
13 586 (1.25%) Red Hat
14 557 (1.19%) Informatica
15 549 (1.17%) Tableau
16 415 (0.88%) NetApp
17 345 (0.73%) Salesforce.com
18 315 (0.67%) Zend
19 290 (0.62%) Sun
20 271 (0.58%) EMC
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South East London
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