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

Location
3 months to
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 4 3 2
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -1
Permanent jobs citing SQL 24044 26671 24970
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 21.68% 22.46% 22.60%
As % of the Programming Languages category 42.50% 42.74% 42.36%
Number of salaries quoted 20579 22654 21599
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +2.70%

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
56578 62406 58951
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 51.01% 52.56% 53.35%
Number of salaries quoted 48099 52693 50617
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 £30,000 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £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 27 April 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 April 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 22724 £42,500 - 3410
London 0 9453 £52,500 +5.00% 1269
South East -1 4482 £41,000 +2.50% 607
City of London 0 2277 £52,500 +5.00% 436
East of England 0 1938 £41,500 +3.75% 229
Yorkshire 0 1790 £37,500 +4.16% 299
North West -1 1536 £37,500 +7.14% 363
West Midlands -1 1284 £37,500 - 204
South West -1 1238 £35,660 +1.88% 254
West Yorkshire 0 1228 £40,000 +11.11% 196
Surrey -2 986 £45,000 - 104
Leeds +1 908 £40,000 +14.28% 121
Berkshire -3 881 £45,000 +8.43% 121
East Midlands +3 870 £40,000 +5.26% 135
Hampshire 0 866 £40,000 - 114
Manchester -1 836 £37,500 +7.14% 178
Hertfordshire 0 639 £45,000 +15.38% 71
Scotland 0 601 £42,963 +7.40% 107
Buckinghamshire +1 504 £39,000 -2.50% 58
Cambridgeshire -2 451 £40,000 -1.23% 80
Cheshire -1 426 £37,500 +4.16% 104
Bristol 0 400 £36,500 -2.01% 74
Birmingham 0 360 £37,500 -2.59% 69
Reading -3 358 £45,000 +8.43% 55
Essex -1 352 £40,000 -11.11% 25
Oxfordshire +3 347 £38,000 +1.33% 86
Milton Keynes -1 338 £39,000 -2.50% 31
Nottinghamshire +3 337 £39,000 - 43
Cambridge -1 335 £40,000 -3.61% 54
Nottingham +5 312 £40,000 +6.66% 36

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 17810 (38.32%) SQL Server
2 15106 (32.50%) .NET
3 14197 (30.54%) C#
4 11841 (25.47%) Finance
5 11414 (24.56%) Agile Software Development
6 11390 (24.50%) Microsoft
7 10970 (23.60%) JavaScript
8 10375 (22.32%) HTML
9 9642 (20.74%) Oracle
10 9511 (20.46%) Windows
11 9140 (19.66%) Java
12 8647 (18.60%) ASP.NET
13 7953 (17.11%) CSS
14 7893 (16.98%) T-SQL
15 7178 (15.44%) Degree
16 6796 (14.62%) MVC
17 6666 (14.34%) MS Excel
18 6412 (13.79%) XML
19 6274 (13.50%) Business Intelligence
20 5997 (12.90%) Linux
21 5543 (11.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
22 5533 (11.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
23 5235 (11.26%) jQuery
24 4989 (10.73%) Web Services
25 4988 (10.73%) Analytical Skills
26 4313 (9.28%) UNIX
27 4245 (9.13%) OO
28 4130 (8.88%) SQL Server 2008
29 4083 (8.78%) Data Warehouse
30 4044 (8.70%) TDD

SQL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 2742 (5.90%) SharePoint
2 2580 (5.55%) IIS
3 1474 (3.17%) Tomcat
4 1262 (2.71%) Apache
5 1206 (2.59%) MS Exchange
6 1138 (2.45%) SAS
7 859 (1.85%) WebSphere
8 856 (1.84%) CMS
9 757 (1.63%) JBoss
10 744 (1.60%) WebLogic
11 523 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2010
12 493 (1.06%) BizTalk Server
13 476 (1.02%) SharePoint 2010
14 452 (0.97%) Node.js
15 401 (0.86%) SharePoint 2013
16 372 (0.80%) Oracle Workflow
17 288 (0.62%) Lync
18 270 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2007
19 249 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2013
20 243 (0.52%) Drupal
Applications
1 6666 (14.34%) MS Excel
2 2029 (4.37%) MS Office
3 405 (0.87%) MS PowerPoint
4 399 (0.86%) SPSS
5 392 (0.84%) MS Visio
6 286 (0.62%) PowerPivot
7 241 (0.52%) Photoshop
8 167 (0.36%) MS Project
9 109 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
10 99 (0.21%) InfoPath
11 70 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
12 53 (0.11%) FastStats
13 47 (0.10%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 26 (0.056%) Weka
15 20 (0.043%) Stata
16 14 (0.030%) Fireworks
16 14 (0.030%) SOLIDWORKS
17 13 (0.028%) CPLEX
18 12 (0.026%) Mingle
19 10 (0.022%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 739 (1.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 731 (1.57%) Oracle EBS
3 577 (1.24%) Oracle EBS R12
4 412 (0.89%) Oracle Applications
5 365 (0.79%) Oracle General Ledger
6 352 (0.76%) Oracle Financials
7 327 (0.70%) Oracle Receivables
8 322 (0.69%) Oracle Payables
9 238 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
10 172 (0.37%) Dynamics NAV
11 159 (0.34%) Oracle Assets
12 139 (0.30%) Cognos Business Intelligence
12 139 (0.30%) Magento
13 119 (0.26%) Oracle 11i
13 119 (0.26%) Agresso
14 114 (0.25%) Oracle iProcurement
15 111 (0.24%) Markit EDM
16 110 (0.24%) Cognos TM1
17 96 (0.21%) Oracle BPM
18 92 (0.20%) Oracle HRMS
Cloud Services
1 1076 (2.31%) Amazon AWS
2 1013 (2.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 884 (1.90%) SaaS
4 395 (0.85%) Office 365
5 235 (0.51%) Google Analytics
6 193 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
7 176 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
8 168 (0.36%) Amazon S3
9 149 (0.32%) GitHub
10 127 (0.27%) PaaS
11 108 (0.23%) IaaS
12 76 (0.16%) Amazon EMR
13 61 (0.13%) Google Cloud Platform
14 44 (0.095%) Mimecast
15 42 (0.090%) Force.com
16 39 (0.084%) Adobe Analytics
17 38 (0.082%) Heroku
18 27 (0.058%) Virtual Private Cloud
19 26 (0.056%) Amazon SQS
20 22 (0.047%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 1486 (3.20%) Firewall
2 1159 (2.49%) SAN
3 1096 (2.36%) DNS
4 1059 (2.28%) TCP/IP
5 1005 (2.16%) Internet
6 917 (1.97%) WAN
7 900 (1.94%) HTTP
8 893 (1.92%) LAN
9 627 (1.35%) DHCP
10 549 (1.18%) VPN
11 327 (0.70%) VoIP
12 321 (0.69%) SSL
13 306 (0.66%) NAS
14 270 (0.58%) FTP
15 260 (0.56%) Network Security
16 257 (0.55%) Intranet
17 208 (0.45%) Wireless
18 204 (0.44%) VLAN
19 187 (0.40%) MPLS
20 173 (0.37%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17810 (38.32%) SQL Server
2 5543 (11.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5533 (11.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4130 (8.88%) SQL Server 2008
5 4083 (8.78%) Data Warehouse
6 3490 (7.51%) Relational Database
7 3093 (6.65%) MySQL
8 3083 (6.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2486 (5.35%) Oracle Database
10 2241 (4.82%) SQL Server 2012
11 1720 (3.70%) SQL Server 2005
12 1602 (3.45%) RDBMS
13 1427 (3.07%) Big Data
14 1352 (2.91%) NoSQL
15 1064 (2.29%) Oracle Reports
16 1022 (2.20%) MongoDB
17 928 (2.00%) Oracle Database 11g
18 862 (1.85%) Hadoop
18 862 (1.85%) QlikView
19 783 (1.68%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2958 (6.36%) Visual Studio
2 2011 (4.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 1792 (3.86%) Git (software)
4 1779 (3.83%) Subversion
5 1272 (2.74%) Selenium
6 1140 (2.45%) JIRA
7 1024 (2.20%) Maven
8 959 (2.06%) Jenkins
9 921 (1.98%) JUnit
10 873 (1.88%) Eclipse
11 867 (1.87%) NUnit
12 822 (1.77%) Oracle Forms
13 539 (1.16%) TeamCity
14 478 (1.03%) WebDriver
15 466 (1.00%) Cucumber
16 460 (0.99%) Ant
17 386 (0.83%) Toad
18 355 (0.76%) QuickTest Pro
19 328 (0.71%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
20 327 (0.70%) SoapUI
General
1 11841 (25.47%) Finance
2 3067 (6.60%) Banking
3 2101 (4.52%) Retail
4 1908 (4.10%) Marketing
5 1324 (2.85%) Telecoms
6 1113 (2.39%) Front Office
7 929 (2.00%) Investment Banking
8 743 (1.60%) Legal
9 714 (1.54%) Games
10 699 (1.50%) Back Office
11 685 (1.47%) Advertising
12 559 (1.20%) Law
13 538 (1.16%) Manufacturing
14 502 (1.08%) Financial Institution
15 355 (0.76%) Publishing
16 238 (0.51%) Billing
17 224 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
18 178 (0.38%) Electronics
19 166 (0.36%) French Language
20 158 (0.34%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 21663 (46.60%) Developer
2 8691 (18.70%) Analyst
3 5026 (10.81%) .NET Developer
4 3622 (7.79%) C# Developer
5 3227 (6.94%) Senior Developer
6 2864 (6.16%) DBA
7 2805 (6.03%) Java Developer
8 2498 (5.37%) Software Developer
9 2488 (5.35%) Applications Support
10 2418 (5.20%) Support Analyst
11 2392 (5.15%) C# .NET Developer
12 2143 (4.61%) Consultant
13 1964 (4.23%) SQL DBA
14 1886 (4.06%) SQL Developer
15 1751 (3.77%) Administrator
16 1610 (3.46%) Web Developer
17 1602 (3.45%) Junior
18 1572 (3.38%) Software Engineer
19 1570 (3.38%) Business Analyst
20 1489 (3.20%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15106 (32.50%) .NET
2 10375 (22.32%) HTML
3 8647 (18.60%) ASP.NET
4 7953 (17.11%) CSS
5 6412 (13.79%) XML
6 5235 (11.26%) jQuery
7 4989 (10.73%) Web Services
8 3529 (7.59%) .NET Framework
9 3242 (6.97%) ASP.NET MVC
10 2870 (6.17%) HTML5
11 2730 (5.87%) WCF
12 2478 (5.33%) Spring
13 2436 (5.24%) Ajax
14 1937 (4.17%) J2EE
15 1739 (3.74%) SOAP
16 1651 (3.55%) Entity Framework
17 1474 (3.17%) Hibernate
18 1452 (3.12%) AngularJS
19 1410 (3.03%) WPF
20 1404 (3.02%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 4988 (10.73%) Analytical Skills
2 3341 (7.19%) Computer Science
3 1318 (2.84%) Mathematics
4 1282 (2.76%) Management Information System
5 1136 (2.44%) Clustering
6 1115 (2.40%) Replication
7 1005 (2.16%) Open Source
8 983 (2.11%) Enterprise Software
9 907 (1.95%) Visualisation
10 905 (1.95%) Mobile App
11 817 (1.76%) Statistics
12 754 (1.62%) Client/Server
13 709 (1.53%) User Experience
14 707 (1.52%) Hedge funds
15 639 (1.37%) Data Structures
16 578 (1.24%) Equities
17 556 (1.20%) Derivative
18 554 (1.19%) Data Integration
19 549 (1.18%) Fixed Income
20 503 (1.08%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 9511 (20.46%) Windows
2 5997 (12.90%) Linux
3 4313 (9.28%) UNIX
4 1920 (4.13%) Windows Server 2008
5 1288 (2.77%) Windows Server 2003
6 1238 (2.66%) Windows Server 2012
7 876 (1.88%) Android
8 756 (1.63%) Apple iOS
9 731 (1.57%) Windows 7
10 686 (1.48%) Solaris
11 461 (0.99%) Windows XP
12 413 (0.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 391 (0.84%) Windows 8
14 305 (0.66%) AIX
15 253 (0.54%) CentOS
16 178 (0.38%) Ubuntu
17 123 (0.26%) Windows 2000 Server
18 113 (0.24%) Windows Vista
19 99 (0.21%) HPUX
20 94 (0.20%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 11414 (24.56%) Agile Software Development
2 6796 (14.62%) MVC
3 6274 (13.50%) Business Intelligence
4 4245 (9.13%) OO
5 4044 (8.70%) TDD
6 3755 (8.08%) Scrum
7 3714 (7.99%) Software Engineering
8 3374 (7.26%) ETL
9 2662 (5.73%) ITIL
10 2494 (5.37%) Performance Tuning
11 2397 (5.16%) Analytics
12 2370 (5.10%) E-Commerce
13 2228 (4.79%) Project Management
14 2194 (4.72%) Unit Testing
15 2175 (4.68%) CRM
16 1987 (4.27%) Mentoring
17 1930 (4.15%) Continuous Integration
18 1851 (3.98%) Data Modelling
19 1831 (3.94%) Web Development
20 1723 (3.71%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 14197 (30.54%) C#
2 10970 (23.60%) JavaScript
3 9140 (19.66%) Java
4 7893 (16.98%) T-SQL
5 3970 (8.54%) PL/SQL
6 2772 (5.96%) VB.NET
7 2532 (5.45%) PHP
8 2438 (5.24%) Python
9 2182 (4.69%) C++
10 1770 (3.81%) VB
11 1663 (3.58%) Perl
12 1583 (3.41%) VBA
13 1369 (2.95%) PowerShell
14 1130 (2.43%) Shell Script
15 961 (2.07%) Ruby
16 938 (2.02%) C
17 717 (1.54%) Bash Shell
18 595 (1.28%) R
19 547 (1.18%) VBScript
20 471 (1.01%) VB6
Qualifications
1 7178 (15.44%) Degree
2 1578 (3.39%) Microsoft Certification
3 1131 (2.43%) Security Cleared
4 1017 (2.19%) ISEB
5 740 (1.59%) SC Cleared
6 641 (1.38%) ISTQB
7 569 (1.22%) MCSE
8 472 (1.02%) Cisco Certification
9 399 (0.86%) CCNA
10 351 (0.76%) MCITP
11 332 (0.71%) MCP
12 328 (0.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 303 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
14 291 (0.63%) MCSA
15 256 (0.55%) DV Cleared
16 251 (0.54%) PhD
17 222 (0.48%) Oracle Certification
18 219 (0.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
19 210 (0.45%) MCTS
20 158 (0.34%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2631 (5.66%) QA
2 1073 (2.31%) SLA
3 226 (0.49%) ISO 9001
4 209 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 184 (0.40%) Data Quality
6 136 (0.29%) PCI DSS
7 83 (0.18%) EMIR
8 78 (0.17%) HL7
9 75 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 56 (0.12%) MiFID
11 52 (0.11%) COBIT
12 46 (0.099%) Dodd-Frank
13 38 (0.082%) CRD IV
14 37 (0.080%) Basel II
15 31 (0.067%) Solvency II
16 29 (0.062%) Basel III
17 27 (0.058%) ISO 8583
18 19 (0.041%) TickIT
18 19 (0.041%) WAI
19 18 (0.039%) WCAG
System Software
1 2536 (5.46%) Active Directory
2 1513 (3.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 970 (2.09%) Hyper-V
4 469 (1.01%) vSphere
5 436 (0.94%) Oracle RAC
6 357 (0.77%) XenApp
7 227 (0.49%) VMware ESX
8 170 (0.37%) XenDesktop
8 170 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
9 154 (0.33%) Terminal Services
10 133 (0.29%) XenServer
11 112 (0.24%) NFS
12 85 (0.18%) ISA Server
12 85 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
12 85 (0.18%) SRDF
13 69 (0.15%) Terminal Server
14 58 (0.12%) HDFS
15 56 (0.12%) Varnish
16 47 (0.10%) VirtualBox
17 46 (0.099%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 471 (1.01%) SCCM
2 454 (0.98%) Puppet
3 348 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
4 334 (0.72%) HP Quality Center
4 334 (0.72%) SCOM
5 250 (0.54%) Data Guard
6 228 (0.49%) Oracle RMAN
7 218 (0.47%) Nagios
8 192 (0.41%) Tivoli
9 134 (0.29%) Backup Exec
10 122 (0.26%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 112 (0.24%) NetBackup
12 107 (0.23%) Control-M
13 104 (0.22%) WSUS
14 87 (0.19%) SCVMM
15 79 (0.17%) OpenView
16 72 (0.15%) Ansible
17 71 (0.15%) Tivoli Storage Manager
18 69 (0.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
19 59 (0.13%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 11390 (24.50%) Microsoft
2 9642 (20.74%) Oracle
3 2554 (5.49%) VMware
4 1287 (2.77%) Cisco
5 1169 (2.51%) Citrix
6 1087 (2.34%) Business Objects
7 1073 (2.31%) HP
8 1067 (2.30%) IBM
9 991 (2.13%) SAP
10 809 (1.74%) Tableau
11 790 (1.70%) Sybase
12 779 (1.68%) Cognos
13 611 (1.31%) Red Hat
14 525 (1.13%) Google
15 491 (1.06%) Informatica
16 455 (0.98%) NetApp
17 383 (0.82%) Salesforce.com
18 339 (0.73%) EMC
19 320 (0.69%) Teradata
20 300 (0.65%) Adobe
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