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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 3 2 2
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Permanent jobs citing SQL 23553 24279 26057
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 21.32% 22.53% 22.87%
As % of the Programming Languages category 42.30% 42.17% 41.71%
Number of salaries quoted 20463 20504 23131
Average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
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 £39,000 £37,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +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
55675 57570 62467
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 50.39% 53.41% 54.83%
Number of salaries quoted 47760 48605 55147
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 £28,000 £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 24 December 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 24 December 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 -1 22211 £42,500 +3.03% 2074
London 0 9034 £52,500 +5.00% 740
South East 0 4428 £40,000 - 420
City of London 0 2259 £55,000 +4.76% 313
East of England 0 1746 £40,000 +6.66% 144
North West 0 1677 £37,500 +7.14% 192
Yorkshire -1 1660 £37,500 +7.14% 165
West Midlands 0 1384 £37,500 +7.14% 117
South West 0 1340 £36,500 +4.28% 182
West Yorkshire -1 1182 £40,000 +17.64% 111
Manchester 0 1007 £37,500 +7.14% 102
Hampshire +1 988 £37,500 +5.63% 107
Berkshire 0 984 £40,000 -5.88% 94
Surrey -3 899 £45,000 +12.50% 71
Leeds -1 824 £40,000 +14.28% 67
East Midlands +2 784 £37,500 - 89
Scotland -1 603 £40,000 - 59
Hertfordshire -1 518 £45,000 +18.42% 32
Cambridgeshire +2 512 £40,000 +6.66% 48
Birmingham +1 462 £37,500 - 37
Bristol -1 413 £35,000 -6.66% 52
Buckinghamshire -2 393 £40,000 - 31
Reading 0 378 £40,000 - 34
Cheshire -4 377 £40,000 +14.28% 57
Cambridge +5 364 £40,000 +6.66% 31
Wales +3 351 £32,500 -7.14% 44
Nottinghamshire +2 342 £37,500 +4.16% 30
Essex +1 325 £40,000 +21.21% 30
South Wales +4 324 £32,500 -7.14% 38
East Sussex +5 305 £39,500 +15.32% 25

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 18177 (37.76%) SQL Server
2 15573 (32.35%) .NET
3 14608 (30.35%) C#
4 11757 (24.43%) Finance
5 11471 (23.83%) Microsoft
6 11190 (23.25%) Agile Software Development
7 11078 (23.02%) JavaScript
8 10896 (22.64%) HTML
9 10239 (21.27%) Oracle
10 9519 (19.78%) Windows
11 9179 (19.07%) Java
12 9095 (18.90%) ASP.NET
13 8559 (17.78%) CSS
14 7863 (16.34%) T-SQL
15 7498 (15.58%) Degree
16 6949 (14.44%) MS Excel
17 6898 (14.33%) XML
18 6735 (13.99%) MVC
19 6107 (12.69%) Business Intelligence
20 6045 (12.56%) Linux
21 5628 (11.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
22 5581 (11.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
23 5390 (11.20%) jQuery
24 5219 (10.84%) Web Services
25 5091 (10.58%) UNIX
26 5031 (10.45%) Analytical Skills
27 4356 (9.05%) OO
28 4308 (8.95%) SQL Server 2008
29 4043 (8.40%) Data Warehouse
30 3995 (8.30%) TDD

SQL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 3093 (6.43%) SharePoint
2 2700 (5.61%) IIS
3 1482 (3.08%) Tomcat
4 1364 (2.83%) Apache
5 1111 (2.31%) MS Exchange
6 1038 (2.16%) SAS
7 923 (1.92%) CMS
8 794 (1.65%) JBoss
9 773 (1.61%) WebLogic
10 772 (1.60%) WebSphere
11 606 (1.26%) SharePoint 2010
12 520 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2010
13 502 (1.04%) Node.js
14 490 (1.02%) BizTalk Server
15 458 (0.95%) SharePoint 2013
16 392 (0.81%) Oracle Workflow
17 300 (0.62%) Apache Solr
18 285 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2007
19 284 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2013
20 282 (0.59%) WordPress
Applications
1 6949 (14.44%) MS Excel
2 2069 (4.30%) MS Office
3 441 (0.92%) MS PowerPoint
4 365 (0.76%) MS Visio
5 323 (0.67%) PowerPivot
6 312 (0.65%) SPSS
7 240 (0.50%) Photoshop
8 176 (0.37%) MS Project
9 148 (0.31%) InfoPath
10 137 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
11 66 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
12 33 (0.069%) FastStats
13 27 (0.056%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 24 (0.050%) Fireworks
15 22 (0.046%) S-PLUS
16 21 (0.044%) Weka
17 19 (0.039%) CPLEX
18 15 (0.031%) AutoCAD
19 14 (0.029%) Stata
20 13 (0.027%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 764 (1.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 752 (1.56%) Oracle EBS
3 616 (1.28%) Oracle EBS R12
4 335 (0.70%) Oracle Financials
5 313 (0.65%) Oracle Applications
6 308 (0.64%) Oracle General Ledger
7 293 (0.61%) Dynamics AX
8 278 (0.58%) Oracle Receivables
9 273 (0.57%) Oracle Payables
10 216 (0.45%) Google Analytics
11 188 (0.39%) Dynamics NAV
12 184 (0.38%) Oracle Assets
13 170 (0.35%) Agresso
14 163 (0.34%) Oracle 11i
15 146 (0.30%) Magento
16 145 (0.30%) Cognos Business Intelligence
17 120 (0.25%) Markit EDM
18 90 (0.19%) Oracle iProcurement
19 84 (0.17%) Oracle iRecruitment
20 78 (0.16%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 918 (1.91%) Microsoft Azure
2 782 (1.62%) SaaS
3 551 (1.14%) Amazon AWS
4 290 (0.60%) Office 365
5 233 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
6 193 (0.40%) GitHub
7 136 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
8 123 (0.26%) Amazon S3
9 120 (0.25%) PaaS
10 83 (0.17%) IaaS
11 69 (0.14%) Trello
12 48 (0.100%) Google Cloud Platform
13 46 (0.096%) Heroku
14 37 (0.077%) Force.com
15 29 (0.060%) Amazon SQS
16 26 (0.054%) Taleo
17 25 (0.052%) Route 53
18 18 (0.037%) Amazon EMR
18 18 (0.037%) Google App Engine
19 17 (0.035%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1250 (2.60%) Firewall
2 1233 (2.56%) SAN
3 1162 (2.41%) DNS
4 1119 (2.32%) TCP/IP
5 1073 (2.23%) Internet
6 999 (2.08%) HTTP
7 708 (1.47%) LAN
8 706 (1.47%) WAN
9 658 (1.37%) DHCP
10 531 (1.10%) VPN
11 379 (0.79%) FTP
12 371 (0.77%) Intranet
13 306 (0.64%) NAS
14 294 (0.61%) VoIP
15 275 (0.57%) SSL
16 219 (0.45%) LDAP
17 180 (0.37%) Network Security
18 172 (0.36%) Wireless
19 164 (0.34%) SMTP
20 155 (0.32%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18177 (37.76%) SQL Server
2 5628 (11.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5581 (11.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4308 (8.95%) SQL Server 2008
5 4043 (8.40%) Data Warehouse
6 3912 (8.13%) Relational Database
7 3426 (7.12%) MySQL
8 3005 (6.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2578 (5.36%) Oracle Database
10 2307 (4.79%) SQL Server 2012
11 1885 (3.92%) SQL Server 2005
12 1769 (3.68%) RDBMS
13 1197 (2.49%) Big Data
14 1135 (2.36%) NoSQL
15 1111 (2.31%) Oracle Reports
16 984 (2.04%) Crystal Reports
17 974 (2.02%) Oracle Database 11g
18 875 (1.82%) OLAP
19 825 (1.71%) MongoDB
20 795 (1.65%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 3071 (6.38%) Visual Studio
2 1984 (4.12%) Team Foundation Server
3 1978 (4.11%) Subversion
4 1755 (3.65%) Git (software)
5 1329 (2.76%) Selenium
6 1151 (2.39%) JIRA
7 1016 (2.11%) Maven
8 960 (1.99%) JUnit
9 910 (1.89%) NUnit
10 838 (1.74%) Jenkins
11 819 (1.70%) Eclipse
12 781 (1.62%) Oracle Forms
13 515 (1.07%) TeamCity
14 506 (1.05%) Ant
15 455 (0.95%) QuickTest Pro
16 448 (0.93%) Cucumber
17 438 (0.91%) WebDriver
18 396 (0.82%) Toad
19 349 (0.73%) SpecFlow
20 347 (0.72%) Hudson
General
1 11757 (24.43%) Finance
2 3162 (6.57%) Banking
3 2263 (4.70%) Retail
4 1900 (3.95%) Marketing
5 1371 (2.85%) Front Office
6 1360 (2.83%) Telecoms
7 1093 (2.27%) Investment Banking
8 904 (1.88%) Advertising
9 778 (1.62%) Legal
10 674 (1.40%) Law
11 664 (1.38%) Back Office
12 590 (1.23%) Games
13 579 (1.20%) Manufacturing
14 465 (0.97%) Financial Institution
15 333 (0.69%) Publishing
16 261 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
17 252 (0.52%) French Language
18 240 (0.50%) Billing
19 148 (0.31%) Automotive
20 147 (0.31%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 22207 (46.14%) Developer
2 9483 (19.70%) Analyst
3 5022 (10.43%) .NET Developer
4 3735 (7.76%) C# Developer
5 3400 (7.06%) Senior Developer
6 3073 (6.38%) Java Developer
7 2878 (5.98%) Support Analyst
8 2756 (5.73%) Applications Support
9 2751 (5.72%) DBA
10 2476 (5.14%) C# .NET Developer
11 2381 (4.95%) Software Developer
12 2188 (4.55%) Consultant
13 2068 (4.30%) SQL Developer
14 1916 (3.98%) Web Developer
15 1713 (3.56%) Administrator
16 1684 (3.50%) Business Analyst
17 1664 (3.46%) SQL DBA
18 1588 (3.30%) Junior
19 1542 (3.20%) Software Engineer
20 1439 (2.99%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15573 (32.35%) .NET
2 10896 (22.64%) HTML
3 9095 (18.90%) ASP.NET
4 8559 (17.78%) CSS
5 6898 (14.33%) XML
6 5390 (11.20%) jQuery
7 5219 (10.84%) Web Services
8 3684 (7.65%) .NET Framework
9 3263 (6.78%) ASP.NET MVC
10 2946 (6.12%) HTML5
11 2879 (5.98%) WCF
12 2766 (5.75%) Ajax
13 2553 (5.30%) Spring
14 2029 (4.22%) J2EE
15 1890 (3.93%) SOAP
16 1644 (3.42%) WPF
17 1611 (3.35%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
18 1581 (3.28%) CSS3
19 1487 (3.09%) Hibernate
20 1404 (2.92%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 5031 (10.45%) Analytical Skills
2 3372 (7.01%) Computer Science
3 1383 (2.87%) Mathematics
4 1272 (2.64%) Management Information System
5 1092 (2.27%) Replication
6 1007 (2.09%) Open Source
7 999 (2.08%) Mobile App
8 981 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
9 975 (2.03%) Clustering
10 751 (1.56%) Statistics
11 718 (1.49%) User Experience
12 707 (1.47%) Visualisation
13 690 (1.43%) Client/Server
14 688 (1.43%) Equities
15 680 (1.41%) Derivative
16 624 (1.30%) Fixed Income
17 610 (1.27%) Hedge funds
18 556 (1.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
19 534 (1.11%) N-Tier
20 520 (1.08%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 9519 (19.78%) Windows
2 6045 (12.56%) Linux
3 5091 (10.58%) UNIX
4 2057 (4.27%) Windows Server 2008
5 1481 (3.08%) Windows Server 2003
6 1069 (2.22%) Windows Server 2012
7 813 (1.69%) Apple iOS
8 809 (1.68%) Android
9 765 (1.59%) Windows 7
10 711 (1.48%) Solaris
11 600 (1.25%) Windows XP
12 428 (0.89%) Windows 8
13 389 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 295 (0.61%) AIX
15 281 (0.58%) CentOS
16 162 (0.34%) Windows 2000 Server
17 156 (0.32%) Ubuntu
17 156 (0.32%) Windows Vista
18 88 (0.18%) Debian
19 84 (0.17%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 11190 (23.25%) Agile Software Development
2 6735 (13.99%) MVC
3 6107 (12.69%) Business Intelligence
4 4356 (9.05%) OO
5 3995 (8.30%) TDD
6 3757 (7.81%) Scrum
7 3631 (7.54%) Software Engineering
8 3478 (7.23%) ETL
9 2988 (6.21%) E-Commerce
10 2853 (5.93%) ITIL
11 2489 (5.17%) Performance Tuning
12 2370 (4.92%) CRM
13 2269 (4.71%) Project Management
14 2213 (4.60%) Analytics
15 2147 (4.46%) Mentoring
16 2073 (4.31%) Web Development
17 2037 (4.23%) Unit Testing
18 1880 (3.91%) Data Modelling
19 1866 (3.88%) Data Analysis
20 1827 (3.80%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 14608 (30.35%) C#
2 11078 (23.02%) JavaScript
3 9179 (19.07%) Java
4 7863 (16.34%) T-SQL
5 3900 (8.10%) PL/SQL
6 2788 (5.79%) VB.NET
7 2712 (5.63%) PHP
8 2435 (5.06%) C++
9 2170 (4.51%) Python
10 1945 (4.04%) VB
11 1817 (3.78%) Perl
12 1672 (3.47%) VBA
13 1232 (2.56%) Shell Script
14 1222 (2.54%) PowerShell
15 972 (2.02%) C
16 924 (1.92%) Ruby
17 738 (1.53%) Bash Shell
18 631 (1.31%) VBScript
19 520 (1.08%) VB6
20 387 (0.80%) R
Qualifications
1 7498 (15.58%) Degree
2 1513 (3.14%) Microsoft Certification
3 1248 (2.59%) Security Cleared
4 998 (2.07%) ISEB
5 806 (1.67%) SC Cleared
6 594 (1.23%) MCSE
7 553 (1.15%) ISTQB
8 366 (0.76%) MCITP
9 364 (0.76%) Cisco Certification
10 316 (0.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 305 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
12 300 (0.62%) DV Cleared
13 284 (0.59%) CCNA
14 264 (0.55%) MCP
15 249 (0.52%) MCTS
16 244 (0.51%) MCSA
16 244 (0.51%) PhD
17 216 (0.45%) Oracle Certification
18 174 (0.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
19 146 (0.30%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2588 (5.38%) QA
2 1138 (2.36%) SLA
3 285 (0.59%) ISO 9001
4 235 (0.49%) Data Quality
5 174 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 156 (0.32%) PCI DSS
7 102 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 66 (0.14%) HL7
9 48 (0.100%) EMIR
10 42 (0.087%) COBIT
11 40 (0.083%) Basel II
12 39 (0.081%) Dodd-Frank
13 37 (0.077%) Solvency II
14 33 (0.069%) WCAG
15 31 (0.064%) WAI
16 30 (0.062%) Basel III
17 25 (0.052%) ISO 14001
18 21 (0.044%) ISO 8583
18 21 (0.044%) COREP
19 20 (0.042%) TickIT
System Software
1 2463 (5.12%) Active Directory
2 1504 (3.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 955 (1.98%) Hyper-V
4 463 (0.96%) Oracle RAC
5 441 (0.92%) vSphere
6 326 (0.68%) XenApp
7 315 (0.65%) Oracle RMAN
8 222 (0.46%) VMware ESX
9 196 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
10 152 (0.32%) ISA Server
11 141 (0.29%) Terminal Services
12 139 (0.29%) XenDesktop
13 118 (0.25%) XenServer
14 93 (0.19%) NFS
15 77 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
16 73 (0.15%) Firmware
17 72 (0.15%) HDFS
18 60 (0.12%) Terminal Server
19 56 (0.12%) Xen
20 55 (0.11%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 454 (0.94%) SCCM
2 424 (0.88%) HP Quality Center
3 412 (0.86%) Puppet
4 346 (0.72%) SCOM
5 340 (0.71%) Data Guard
6 296 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
7 242 (0.50%) Nagios
8 180 (0.37%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 175 (0.36%) NetBackup
10 143 (0.30%) Tivoli
11 129 (0.27%) Backup Exec
12 107 (0.22%) WSUS
13 106 (0.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 92 (0.19%) OpenView
15 88 (0.18%) SCVMM
16 76 (0.16%) Control-M
17 61 (0.13%) Netcool
18 60 (0.12%) Ansible
19 59 (0.12%) Norton AntiVirus
20 55 (0.11%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 11471 (23.83%) Microsoft
2 10239 (21.27%) Oracle
3 2540 (5.28%) VMware
4 1247 (2.59%) Citrix
5 1145 (2.38%) HP
6 1121 (2.33%) Business Objects
7 1108 (2.30%) Cisco
8 1061 (2.20%) IBM
9 971 (2.02%) Sybase
10 959 (1.99%) SAP
11 823 (1.71%) Cognos
12 650 (1.35%) Google
13 606 (1.26%) Informatica
14 591 (1.23%) Red Hat
15 515 (1.07%) Tableau
16 387 (0.80%) NetApp
17 368 (0.76%) Salesforce.com
18 344 (0.71%) Zend
19 300 (0.62%) Sun
20 282 (0.59%) EMC
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