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

Location
3 months to
4 Aug 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 23505 25653 23624
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 21.53% 22.02% 21.79%
As % of the Programming Languages category 42.05% 42.76% 41.47%
Number of salaries quoted 20000 21913 20466
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 £28,000 £27,850 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +4.05%

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
55900 59998 56973
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 51.19% 51.51% 52.54%
Number of salaries quoted 47623 50833 48860
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%
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 £40,000 £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 4 August 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 4 August 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 22118 £45,000 +5.88% 3298
London 0 9543 £55,000 +10.00% 1272
South East 0 4348 £41,500 +3.75% 516
City of London 0 2293 £54,000 +2.85% 418
East of England 0 1761 £42,500 +2.40% 229
Yorkshire +1 1641 £40,000 +14.28% 243
North West 0 1454 £37,500 +7.14% 343
South West -1 1310 £37,000 +5.71% 309
West Midlands 0 1232 £37,500 - 212
West Yorkshire +1 1126 £40,000 +11.11% 154
Surrey -1 978 £42,500 -3.40% 98
Berkshire -1 882 £45,000 +8.43% 97
Leeds +1 821 £40,000 +6.66% 109
Hampshire -2 777 £40,000 +6.66% 106
Manchester 0 749 £37,500 +7.14% 167
East Midlands -3 728 £37,500 +7.14% 130
Scotland -2 681 £42,500 +8.97% 93
Hertfordshire +1 649 £45,000 +5.88% 66
Buckinghamshire 0 478 £39,000 -2.50% 58
Cambridgeshire +2 453 £42,500 - 77
Cheshire +2 412 £38,500 +10.00% 87
Bristol -1 389 £38,000 +1.33% 97
Birmingham -1 368 £40,000 +6.66% 64
Reading -1 368 £42,500 -5.55% 41
Glasgow -2 333 £43,750 +12.90% 30
Oxfordshire +5 330 £42,500 +12.58% 50
Essex 0 313 £40,000 - 33
Cambridge +1 299 £41,500 -2.35% 52
Wales 0 294 £35,000 +7.69% 36
Milton Keynes -2 288 £39,000 -2.50% 34

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 18003 (37.88%) SQL Server
2 14894 (31.34%) .NET
3 14375 (30.25%) C#
4 12383 (26.05%) Agile Software Development
5 12264 (25.80%) Finance
6 11351 (23.88%) Microsoft
7 10896 (22.93%) JavaScript
8 10159 (21.38%) HTML
9 9977 (20.99%) Oracle
10 9746 (20.51%) Java
11 9239 (19.44%) Windows
12 8289 (17.44%) ASP.NET
13 8197 (17.25%) T-SQL
14 7799 (16.41%) Degree
15 7607 (16.01%) CSS
16 6813 (14.34%) MS Excel
17 6702 (14.10%) MVC
18 6628 (13.95%) Business Intelligence
19 6402 (13.47%) XML
20 6182 (13.01%) Linux
21 5999 (12.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
22 5808 (12.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
23 5313 (11.18%) Analytical Skills
24 5276 (11.10%) jQuery
25 5087 (10.70%) Web Services
26 4564 (9.60%) UNIX
27 4425 (9.31%) Data Warehouse
28 4344 (9.14%) TDD
29 4222 (8.88%) Scrum
30 4130 (8.69%) OO

SQL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 2547 (5.36%) SharePoint
2 2423 (5.10%) IIS
3 1479 (3.11%) Tomcat
4 1385 (2.91%) Apache
5 1250 (2.63%) SAS
6 1153 (2.43%) MS Exchange
7 804 (1.69%) WebSphere
8 798 (1.68%) WebLogic
9 755 (1.59%) CMS
10 730 (1.54%) JBoss
11 535 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2010
12 492 (1.04%) Node.js
13 444 (0.93%) BizTalk Server
14 328 (0.69%) Oracle Workflow
15 318 (0.67%) Lync
16 315 (0.66%) SharePoint 2013
17 305 (0.64%) SharePoint 2010
18 302 (0.64%) Elasticsearch
19 291 (0.61%) Apache Pig
20 286 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 6813 (14.34%) MS Excel
2 1960 (4.12%) MS Office
3 466 (0.98%) SPSS
4 456 (0.96%) MS PowerPoint
5 361 (0.76%) MS Visio
6 265 (0.56%) PowerPivot
7 197 (0.41%) Photoshop
8 161 (0.34%) MS Project
9 146 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
10 86 (0.18%) FastStats
11 82 (0.17%) InfoPath
12 41 (0.086%) Adobe Illustrator
13 37 (0.078%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 19 (0.040%) Weka
15 16 (0.034%) GNU Octave
16 15 (0.032%) InDesign
17 14 (0.029%) SOLIDWORKS
17 14 (0.029%) Fireworks
18 13 (0.027%) AutoCAD
19 12 (0.025%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 683 (1.44%) Oracle EBS
2 678 (1.43%) Dynamics CRM
3 486 (1.02%) Oracle EBS R12
4 392 (0.82%) Oracle Applications
5 288 (0.61%) Oracle General Ledger
6 253 (0.53%) Oracle Financials
7 238 (0.50%) Oracle Payables
8 201 (0.42%) Oracle Receivables
9 174 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
10 169 (0.36%) Dynamics NAV
11 141 (0.30%) Cognos Business Intelligence
12 126 (0.27%) Markit EDM
13 125 (0.26%) Oracle 11i
14 124 (0.26%) Cognos TM1
14 124 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
15 123 (0.26%) Oracle Assets
16 114 (0.24%) Oracle BPM
17 108 (0.23%) Oracle iProcurement
18 107 (0.23%) Magento
19 93 (0.20%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 1231 (2.59%) Amazon AWS
2 1109 (2.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 1000 (2.10%) SaaS
4 385 (0.81%) Office 365
5 279 (0.59%) Google Analytics
6 202 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
7 163 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
8 155 (0.33%) GitHub
9 114 (0.24%) Amazon S3
10 109 (0.23%) PaaS
11 104 (0.22%) Amazon EMR
12 98 (0.21%) IaaS
13 65 (0.14%) Google Cloud Platform
14 53 (0.11%) Adobe Analytics
15 42 (0.088%) Force.com
16 38 (0.080%) Heroku
17 34 (0.072%) Mimecast
18 30 (0.063%) Google App Engine
19 29 (0.061%) Virtual Private Cloud
20 26 (0.055%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 1267 (2.67%) Firewall
2 1137 (2.39%) TCP/IP
3 1064 (2.24%) DNS
4 1030 (2.17%) SAN
5 987 (2.08%) Internet
6 882 (1.86%) LAN
7 879 (1.85%) WAN
8 765 (1.61%) HTTP
9 589 (1.24%) DHCP
10 423 (0.89%) VPN
11 365 (0.77%) VoIP
12 308 (0.65%) SSL
13 288 (0.61%) NAS
14 273 (0.57%) Intranet
15 261 (0.55%) SMTP
16 232 (0.49%) Network Security
17 222 (0.47%) FTP
18 203 (0.43%) Wireless
19 195 (0.41%) LDAP
20 178 (0.37%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18003 (37.88%) SQL Server
2 5999 (12.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5808 (12.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4425 (9.31%) Data Warehouse
5 3713 (7.81%) SQL Server 2008
6 3679 (7.74%) Relational Database
7 3329 (7.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3050 (6.42%) MySQL
9 2841 (5.98%) Oracle Database
10 2334 (4.91%) SQL Server 2012
11 1718 (3.61%) Big Data
12 1638 (3.45%) RDBMS
13 1519 (3.20%) SQL Server 2005
14 1498 (3.15%) NoSQL
15 1252 (2.63%) BusinessObjects
16 1208 (2.54%) MongoDB
17 1196 (2.52%) Oracle Database 11g
18 1095 (2.30%) Hadoop
19 1027 (2.16%) Oracle Reports
20 945 (1.99%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 2865 (6.03%) Visual Studio
2 2048 (4.31%) Team Foundation Server
3 2044 (4.30%) Git (software)
4 1799 (3.79%) Subversion
5 1458 (3.07%) Selenium
6 1200 (2.52%) JIRA
7 1011 (2.13%) Jenkins
8 1004 (2.11%) Maven
9 945 (1.99%) JUnit
10 799 (1.68%) Eclipse
11 764 (1.61%) Oracle Forms
12 756 (1.59%) NUnit
13 494 (1.04%) Cucumber
14 489 (1.03%) TeamCity
15 450 (0.95%) WebDriver
16 446 (0.94%) Ant
17 394 (0.83%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
18 361 (0.76%) Toad
19 326 (0.69%) SoapUI
20 318 (0.67%) HP UFT
General
1 12264 (25.80%) Finance
2 3409 (7.17%) Banking
3 2216 (4.66%) Retail
4 2028 (4.27%) Marketing
5 1432 (3.01%) Telecoms
6 1386 (2.92%) Front Office
7 992 (2.09%) Investment Banking
8 943 (1.98%) Back Office
9 833 (1.75%) Games
10 702 (1.48%) Legal
11 624 (1.31%) Advertising
12 598 (1.26%) Manufacturing
13 566 (1.19%) Financial Institution
14 555 (1.17%) Law
15 321 (0.68%) Publishing
16 234 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
17 231 (0.49%) Billing
18 225 (0.47%) Electronics
19 170 (0.36%) Automotive
20 149 (0.31%) French Language
Job Titles
1 22159 (46.62%) Developer
2 9195 (19.35%) Analyst
3 4986 (10.49%) .NET Developer
4 3675 (7.73%) C# Developer
5 3447 (7.25%) Senior Developer
6 2887 (6.07%) Java Developer
7 2752 (5.79%) DBA
8 2705 (5.69%) Support Analyst
9 2628 (5.53%) Applications Support
10 2532 (5.33%) Software Developer
11 2442 (5.14%) C# .NET Developer
12 2242 (4.72%) SQL Developer
13 1956 (4.12%) SQL DBA
14 1926 (4.05%) Consultant
15 1765 (3.71%) Software Engineer
16 1717 (3.61%) Junior
17 1711 (3.60%) Administrator
18 1671 (3.52%) Business Analyst
19 1667 (3.51%) Business Intelligence Developer
20 1572 (3.31%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14894 (31.34%) .NET
2 10159 (21.38%) HTML
3 8289 (17.44%) ASP.NET
4 7607 (16.01%) CSS
5 6402 (13.47%) XML
6 5276 (11.10%) jQuery
7 5087 (10.70%) Web Services
8 3384 (7.12%) .NET Framework
9 3287 (6.92%) ASP.NET MVC
10 2842 (5.98%) HTML5
11 2805 (5.90%) WCF
12 2575 (5.42%) Spring
13 2159 (4.54%) Ajax
14 1839 (3.87%) J2EE
15 1751 (3.68%) AngularJS
16 1726 (3.63%) SOAP
17 1704 (3.59%) Entity Framework
18 1486 (3.13%) Hibernate
19 1471 (3.10%) WPF
20 1423 (2.99%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 5313 (11.18%) Analytical Skills
2 4047 (8.52%) Computer Science
3 1696 (3.57%) Mathematics
4 1394 (2.93%) Management Information System
5 1221 (2.57%) Clustering
6 1192 (2.51%) Replication
7 1146 (2.41%) Visualisation
8 911 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
9 882 (1.86%) Statistics
10 849 (1.79%) Mobile App
11 835 (1.76%) User Experience
12 800 (1.68%) Hedge funds
13 796 (1.67%) Data Centre
14 761 (1.60%) Derivative
15 750 (1.58%) Client/Server
16 745 (1.57%) Equities
17 705 (1.48%) Data Structures
18 666 (1.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
19 623 (1.31%) Data Integration
20 621 (1.31%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 9239 (19.44%) Windows
2 6182 (13.01%) Linux
3 4564 (9.60%) UNIX
4 1831 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
5 1345 (2.83%) Windows Server 2012
6 1049 (2.21%) Windows Server 2003
7 874 (1.84%) Android
8 684 (1.44%) Apple iOS
9 628 (1.32%) Windows 7
9 628 (1.32%) Solaris
10 442 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 422 (0.89%) Windows XP
12 420 (0.88%) Windows 8
13 306 (0.64%) AIX
14 266 (0.56%) CentOS
15 177 (0.37%) Ubuntu
16 132 (0.28%) Mac OS X
17 118 (0.25%) Debian
18 106 (0.22%) Windows Mobile
18 106 (0.22%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 12383 (26.05%) Agile Software Development
2 6702 (14.10%) MVC
3 6628 (13.95%) Business Intelligence
4 4344 (9.14%) TDD
5 4222 (8.88%) Scrum
6 4130 (8.69%) OO
7 3946 (8.30%) Software Engineering
8 3461 (7.28%) ETL
9 3421 (7.20%) SDLC
10 2934 (6.17%) Analytics
11 2790 (5.87%) ITIL
12 2740 (5.77%) Performance Tuning
13 2319 (4.88%) Project Management
14 2238 (4.71%) Unit Testing
15 2211 (4.65%) E-Commerce
16 2190 (4.61%) CRM
17 2072 (4.36%) Continuous Integration
18 2061 (4.34%) Mentoring
19 1966 (4.14%) Data Modelling
20 1946 (4.09%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 14375 (30.25%) C#
2 10896 (22.93%) JavaScript
3 9746 (20.51%) Java
4 8197 (17.25%) T-SQL
5 4077 (8.58%) PL/SQL
6 2884 (6.07%) Python
7 2400 (5.05%) VB.NET
8 2368 (4.98%) PHP
9 2305 (4.85%) C++
10 1862 (3.92%) Perl
11 1622 (3.41%) VB
12 1590 (3.35%) VBA
13 1464 (3.08%) PowerShell
14 1233 (2.59%) Shell Script
15 1138 (2.39%) C
16 1005 (2.11%) Ruby
17 779 (1.64%) Bash Shell
18 749 (1.58%) R
19 543 (1.14%) VBScript
20 495 (1.04%) Scala
Qualifications
1 7799 (16.41%) Degree
2 1617 (3.40%) Microsoft Certification
3 887 (1.87%) ISEB
4 868 (1.83%) Security Cleared
5 578 (1.22%) ISTQB
6 562 (1.18%) MCSE
7 554 (1.17%) SC Cleared
8 437 (0.92%) Cisco Certification
9 392 (0.82%) CCNA
10 312 (0.66%) MCITP
11 304 (0.64%) ITIL Certification
12 272 (0.57%) MCSA
13 252 (0.53%) MCP
14 247 (0.52%) PhD
15 245 (0.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 230 (0.48%) Oracle Certification
17 203 (0.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 171 (0.36%) MCTS
18 171 (0.36%) CISSP
19 141 (0.30%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2719 (5.72%) QA
2 1066 (2.24%) SLA
3 226 (0.48%) Data Quality
4 223 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 159 (0.33%) ISO 9001
6 121 (0.25%) PCI DSS
7 106 (0.22%) EMIR
8 92 (0.19%) HL7
9 79 (0.17%) MiFID
10 71 (0.15%) Dodd-Frank
11 67 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 59 (0.12%) CRD IV
13 33 (0.069%) Basel III
14 30 (0.063%) Basel II
14 30 (0.063%) COBIT
15 29 (0.061%) Solvency II
16 19 (0.040%) TickIT
17 16 (0.034%) GAMP
18 15 (0.032%) WCAG
19 13 (0.027%) COREP
System Software
1 2366 (4.98%) Active Directory
2 1564 (3.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 807 (1.70%) Hyper-V
4 512 (1.08%) Oracle RAC
5 434 (0.91%) vSphere
6 339 (0.71%) XenApp
7 236 (0.50%) VMware ESX
8 162 (0.34%) Terminal Services
9 160 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
10 137 (0.29%) XenServer
11 133 (0.28%) XenDesktop
12 116 (0.24%) NFS
13 99 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
14 87 (0.18%) Varnish
15 85 (0.18%) SRDF
16 62 (0.13%) Docker
17 61 (0.13%) ISA Server
18 57 (0.12%) HDFS
18 57 (0.12%) VirtualBox
19 56 (0.12%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 575 (1.21%) Puppet
2 489 (1.03%) SCCM
3 436 (0.92%) Opscode Chef
4 348 (0.73%) SCOM
5 325 (0.68%) HP Quality Center
6 313 (0.66%) Data Guard
7 308 (0.65%) Oracle RMAN
8 253 (0.53%) Nagios
9 176 (0.37%) Tivoli
10 148 (0.31%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 124 (0.26%) Backup Exec
12 120 (0.25%) WSUS
13 111 (0.23%) Control-M
14 102 (0.21%) Ansible
15 77 (0.16%) Vagrant
16 75 (0.16%) ZABBIX
17 69 (0.15%) NetBackup
18 60 (0.13%) OpenView
18 60 (0.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
19 58 (0.12%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 11351 (23.88%) Microsoft
2 9977 (20.99%) Oracle
3 2548 (5.36%) VMware
4 1205 (2.54%) Cisco
5 1112 (2.34%) IBM
6 1107 (2.33%) Citrix
7 1052 (2.21%) SAP
8 985 (2.07%) Tableau
9 947 (1.99%) HP
10 884 (1.86%) Sybase
11 823 (1.73%) Cognos
12 635 (1.34%) Red Hat
13 620 (1.30%) Google
14 549 (1.16%) Informatica
15 427 (0.90%) NetApp
16 403 (0.85%) Salesforce.com
17 342 (0.72%) EMC
18 312 (0.66%) Teradata
19 307 (0.65%) Adobe
20 243 (0.51%) Apple
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Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + 10% Bonus
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