The first table below looks at the demand 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 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 3 2 3
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +1
Permanent jobs citing SQL 26716 24970 27384
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 22.45% 22.60% 21.97%
As % of the Programming Languages category 42.69% 42.35% 41.08%
Number of salaries quoted 22692 21599 24251
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £63,500
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £37,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+2.70% +2.77%
Programming Languages Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
62583 58955 66667
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 52.60% 53.37% 53.48%
Number of salaries quoted 52851 50627 58851
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £37,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +1.35%

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 April 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 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England 0 25254 £42,500 +6.25% 1463
London 0 10806 £50,000 - 560
South East 0 5132 £40,000 - 295
City of London 0 2797 £50,000 - 173
East of England 0 2189 £40,000 +6.66% 104
North West +1 1897 £35,000 - 111
Yorkshire 0 1714 £36,000 +5.88% 109
South West 0 1314 £35,000 - 109
Surrey +1 1262 £45,000 +12.50% 67
West Midlands +2 1188 £37,500 +7.14% 88
West Yorkshire 0 1141 £36,000 +4.34% 73
Manchester +2 1119 £35,000 +0.71% 58
Berkshire 0 966 £41,500 -2.35% 66
East Midlands -1 920 £38,000 +8.57% 60
Leeds 0 869 £35,000 +2.18% 49
Hampshire 0 789 £40,000 +6.66% 45
Scotland 0 755 £40,000 +6.66% 45
Hertfordshire -1 657 £39,000 -2.50% 28
Cambridgeshire +2 604 £40,500 +10.95% 36
Buckinghamshire +1 519 £40,000 - 27
Bristol +4 468 £37,250 -5.09% 30
Cheshire 0 455 £36,000 +2.85% 26
Oxfordshire -3 453 £37,500 -6.25% 31
Essex +2 420 £45,000 +20.00% 22
Cambridge +9 406 £41,500 +10.66% 23
Kent 0 399 £42,500 +10.38% 11
West Sussex +1 394 £42,500 +13.33% 23
Reading 0 373 £41,500 +3.75% 22
Birmingham +2 342 £38,500 +10.00% 21
North Yorkshire -1 334 £37,500 +7.14% 19

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 19545 (39.02%) SQL Server
2 17672 (35.28%) .NET
3 15674 (31.30%) C#
4 12059 (24.08%) Microsoft
5 11885 (23.73%) Finance
6 11018 (22.00%) Oracle
7 10492 (20.95%) Java
8 10368 (20.70%) HTML
9 10354 (20.67%) JavaScript
10 10146 (20.26%) Windows
11 9927 (19.82%) ASP.NET
12 8807 (17.58%) T-SQL
13 8202 (16.38%) Degree
14 8011 (16.00%) CSS
15 7441 (14.86%) XML
16 7136 (14.25%) MS Excel
17 6586 (13.15%) Agile Software Development
18 6463 (12.90%) MVC
19 6317 (12.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 6204 (12.39%) Linux
21 6115 (12.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
22 5971 (11.92%) Business Intelligence
23 5635 (11.25%) Web Services
24 5499 (10.98%) SQL Server 2008
25 5347 (10.68%) jQuery
26 5231 (10.44%) UNIX
27 5150 (10.28%) OO
28 4198 (8.38%) TDD
29 4170 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
30 4094 (8.17%) Relational Database

SQL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 3112 (6.21%) SharePoint
2 2838 (5.67%) IIS
3 1779 (3.55%) Tomcat
4 1632 (3.26%) Apache
5 1371 (2.74%) MS Exchange
6 1104 (2.20%) SAS
7 1032 (2.06%) CMS
8 949 (1.89%) WebLogic
9 829 (1.66%) WebSphere
10 664 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2010
11 529 (1.06%) SharePoint 2010
12 424 (0.85%) Oracle Workflow
13 417 (0.83%) BizTalk Server
14 357 (0.71%) SharePoint 2013
15 327 (0.65%) Node.js
16 319 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2007
17 290 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2003
18 281 (0.56%) Umbraco
19 269 (0.54%) WebSphere Application Server
20 262 (0.52%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 7136 (14.25%) MS Excel
2 1853 (3.70%) MS Office
3 377 (0.75%) MS PowerPoint
4 335 (0.67%) MS Visio
5 333 (0.66%) SPSS
6 320 (0.64%) Photoshop
7 237 (0.47%) MS Project
8 111 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
9 97 (0.19%) InfoPath
10 89 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
11 87 (0.17%) PowerPivot
12 66 (0.13%) FastStats
13 37 (0.074%) Fireworks
14 20 (0.040%) Stata
15 16 (0.032%) PrintSoft PReS
16 14 (0.028%) CPLEX
17 13 (0.026%) GIMP
18 12 (0.024%) Mingle
19 9 (0.018%) 3ds Max
20 8 (0.016%) Maya
Business Applications
1 743 (1.48%) Oracle EBS
2 699 (1.40%) Dynamics CRM
3 553 (1.10%) Oracle EBS R12
4 457 (0.91%) Magento
5 300 (0.60%) Oracle Applications
6 275 (0.55%) Oracle CRM
7 269 (0.54%) Oracle General Ledger
8 266 (0.53%) Oracle Financials
9 260 (0.52%) Oracle Receivables
10 255 (0.51%) Oracle Payables
11 242 (0.48%) Google Analytics
12 225 (0.45%) Cognos Business Intelligence
13 221 (0.44%) Dynamics AX
14 201 (0.40%) Oracle Assets
15 180 (0.36%) Oracle 11i
16 151 (0.30%) Dynamics NAV
17 137 (0.27%) Oracle Cash Management
18 131 (0.26%) Markit EDM
19 119 (0.24%) Cognos TM1
20 105 (0.21%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 803 (1.60%) SaaS
2 559 (1.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 463 (0.92%) Amazon AWS
4 263 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
5 138 (0.28%) Office 365
6 105 (0.21%) GitHub
7 99 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
8 68 (0.14%) IaaS
9 59 (0.12%) Amazon S3
10 46 (0.092%) PaaS
11 43 (0.086%) Amazon SQS
12 41 (0.082%) ElastiCache
13 34 (0.068%) Force.com
14 32 (0.064%) Rackspace Cloud
15 23 (0.046%) Google Apps
16 19 (0.038%) Heroku
16 19 (0.038%) Amazon EMR
17 18 (0.036%) Trello
18 10 (0.020%) Google App Engine
19 9 (0.018%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 1362 (2.72%) SAN
2 1351 (2.70%) TCP/IP
3 1331 (2.66%) Internet
4 1275 (2.55%) Firewall
5 1063 (2.12%) DNS
6 916 (1.83%) HTTP
7 703 (1.40%) LAN
8 701 (1.40%) WAN
9 627 (1.25%) DHCP
10 525 (1.05%) VPN
11 440 (0.88%) Intranet
12 387 (0.77%) FTP
13 348 (0.69%) NAS
14 312 (0.62%) VoIP
15 263 (0.53%) SSL
16 236 (0.47%) LDAP
17 184 (0.37%) VLAN
18 169 (0.34%) iSCSI
19 156 (0.31%) Network Security
20 153 (0.31%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19545 (39.02%) SQL Server
2 6317 (12.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6115 (12.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5499 (10.98%) SQL Server 2008
5 4170 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
6 4094 (8.17%) Relational Database
7 3505 (7.00%) MySQL
8 3355 (6.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3103 (6.20%) Oracle Database
10 3037 (6.06%) SQL Server 2005
11 2252 (4.50%) SQL Server 2012
12 1785 (3.56%) RDBMS
13 1372 (2.74%) Oracle Database 11g
14 1079 (2.15%) Crystal Reports
15 1040 (2.08%) OLAP
16 1037 (2.07%) Big Data
17 1017 (2.03%) Oracle Reports
18 1009 (2.01%) NoSQL
19 969 (1.93%) Microsoft Analysis Services
20 920 (1.84%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 3109 (6.21%) Visual Studio
2 2032 (4.06%) Subversion
3 1990 (3.97%) Team Foundation Server
4 1531 (3.06%) Selenium
5 1378 (2.75%) Git (software)
6 1141 (2.28%) Maven
7 1041 (2.08%) Eclipse
8 996 (1.99%) JIRA
9 981 (1.96%) JUnit
10 818 (1.63%) NUnit
11 662 (1.32%) Oracle Forms
12 631 (1.26%) Ant
13 615 (1.23%) Jenkins
14 521 (1.04%) Hudson
15 417 (0.83%) Toad
16 414 (0.83%) QuickTest Pro
17 362 (0.72%) TeamCity
18 357 (0.71%) WebDriver
19 312 (0.62%) Cucumber
20 305 (0.61%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 11885 (23.73%) Finance
2 3063 (6.12%) Banking
3 2319 (4.63%) Marketing
4 2221 (4.43%) Retail
5 1443 (2.88%) Front Office
6 1330 (2.66%) Telecoms
7 1198 (2.39%) Investment Banking
8 829 (1.66%) Back Office
9 783 (1.56%) Legal
10 765 (1.53%) Law
11 752 (1.50%) Games
12 727 (1.45%) Advertising
13 544 (1.09%) Financial Institution
14 519 (1.04%) Manufacturing
15 466 (0.93%) Publishing
16 277 (0.55%) French Language
17 274 (0.55%) Billing
18 241 (0.48%) Automotive
19 233 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
20 158 (0.32%) German Language
Job Titles
1 23844 (47.61%) Developer
2 9324 (18.62%) Analyst
3 5576 (11.13%) .NET Developer
4 4560 (9.10%) C# Developer
5 3675 (7.34%) Senior Developer
6 3570 (7.13%) Java Developer
7 3135 (6.26%) DBA
8 3004 (6.00%) C# .NET Developer
9 2821 (5.63%) Software Developer
10 2607 (5.21%) Support Analyst
11 2474 (4.94%) Applications Support
12 2464 (4.92%) SQL Developer
13 2453 (4.90%) Consultant
14 2104 (4.20%) Web Developer
15 2062 (4.12%) SQL DBA
16 1927 (3.85%) Administrator
17 1890 (3.77%) ASP.NET Developer
18 1765 (3.52%) Business Analyst
19 1753 (3.50%) Software Engineer
20 1704 (3.40%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17672 (35.28%) .NET
2 10368 (20.70%) HTML
3 9927 (19.82%) ASP.NET
4 8011 (16.00%) CSS
5 7441 (14.86%) XML
6 5635 (11.25%) Web Services
7 5347 (10.68%) jQuery
8 3750 (7.49%) .NET Framework
9 3470 (6.93%) WCF
10 3098 (6.19%) ASP.NET MVC
11 2939 (5.87%) Ajax
12 2922 (5.83%) Spring
13 2575 (5.14%) HTML5
14 2521 (5.03%) J2EE
15 2248 (4.49%) WPF
16 1953 (3.90%) Hibernate
17 1926 (3.85%) SOAP
18 1756 (3.51%) WinForms
19 1617 (3.23%) XSLT
20 1383 (2.76%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 3569 (7.13%) Computer Science
2 1464 (2.92%) Mathematics
3 1284 (2.56%) Replication
4 1272 (2.54%) Enterprise Software
5 1204 (2.40%) Clustering
6 1129 (2.25%) Management Information System
7 1074 (2.14%) Mobile App
8 893 (1.78%) Open Source
9 840 (1.68%) Derivative
10 801 (1.60%) Statistics
11 790 (1.58%) N-Tier
12 746 (1.49%) Hedge funds
13 730 (1.46%) Equities
14 703 (1.40%) Client/Server
15 672 (1.34%) Fixed Income
16 617 (1.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 491 (0.98%) Visualisation
18 418 (0.83%) Data Integration
19 379 (0.76%) NHS
20 369 (0.74%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 10146 (20.26%) Windows
2 6204 (12.39%) Linux
3 5231 (10.44%) UNIX
4 2483 (4.96%) Windows Server 2008
5 1700 (3.39%) Windows Server 2003
6 1089 (2.17%) Apple iOS
7 1086 (2.17%) Android
8 906 (1.81%) Windows Server 2012
9 795 (1.59%) Windows 7
10 737 (1.47%) Solaris
11 650 (1.30%) Windows XP
12 361 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 256 (0.51%) AIX
14 250 (0.50%) CentOS
15 241 (0.48%) Windows 8
16 191 (0.38%) Ubuntu
17 182 (0.36%) Windows Vista
18 131 (0.26%) Windows Mobile
19 117 (0.23%) Windows 2000 Server
20 106 (0.21%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6586 (13.15%) Agile Software Development
2 6463 (12.90%) MVC
3 5971 (11.92%) Business Intelligence
4 5150 (10.28%) OO
5 4198 (8.38%) TDD
6 4063 (8.11%) Scrum
7 3954 (7.89%) Software Engineering
8 3214 (6.42%) E-Commerce
9 3172 (6.33%) ETL
10 2766 (5.52%) Performance Tuning
11 2652 (5.30%) ITIL
12 2623 (5.24%) Project Management
13 2579 (5.15%) CRM
14 2542 (5.08%) Web Development
15 2340 (4.67%) Analytics
16 2307 (4.61%) Unit Testing
17 2164 (4.32%) Data Modelling
18 1879 (3.75%) OOP
19 1689 (3.37%) Continuous Integration
20 1624 (3.24%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 15674 (31.30%) C#
2 10492 (20.95%) Java
3 10354 (20.67%) JavaScript
4 8807 (17.58%) T-SQL
5 3793 (7.57%) PL/SQL
6 3335 (6.66%) VB.NET
7 2990 (5.97%) PHP
8 2729 (5.45%) C++
9 2244 (4.48%) VB
10 2172 (4.34%) Python
11 2059 (4.11%) Perl
12 1584 (3.16%) VBA
13 1420 (2.84%) C
14 1335 (2.67%) Shell Script
15 1075 (2.15%) PowerShell
16 1014 (2.02%) Ruby
17 839 (1.68%) VBScript
18 667 (1.33%) Bash Shell
19 601 (1.20%) VB6
20 424 (0.85%) R
Qualifications
1 8202 (16.38%) Degree
2 1876 (3.75%) Microsoft Certification
3 1142 (2.28%) ISEB
4 1010 (2.02%) Security Cleared
5 688 (1.37%) MCSE
6 548 (1.09%) SC Cleared
7 524 (1.05%) ISTQB
8 483 (0.96%) MCITP
9 480 (0.96%) MCP
10 411 (0.82%) MCTS
11 367 (0.73%) ITIL Certification
12 355 (0.71%) Cisco Certification
13 309 (0.62%) CCNA
14 296 (0.59%) MCSA
15 198 (0.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 192 (0.38%) PhD
17 179 (0.36%) Oracle Certification
18 170 (0.34%) MCSD
19 159 (0.32%) DV Cleared
20 148 (0.30%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3022 (6.03%) QA
2 1103 (2.20%) SLA
3 356 (0.71%) ISO 9001
4 243 (0.49%) Data Quality
5 182 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 173 (0.35%) PCI DSS
7 136 (0.27%) HL7
8 93 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 57 (0.11%) TickIT
10 53 (0.11%) Solvency II
11 43 (0.086%) WCAG
11 43 (0.086%) Basel III
12 41 (0.082%) COBIT
13 37 (0.074%) Basel II
14 36 (0.072%) EMIR
15 33 (0.066%) Dodd-Frank
16 31 (0.062%) DICOM
17 24 (0.048%) ISO 8583
18 23 (0.046%) ISO 9000
18 23 (0.046%) COREP
System Software
1 2540 (5.07%) Active Directory
2 1487 (2.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 739 (1.48%) Hyper-V
4 471 (0.94%) Oracle RAC
5 436 (0.87%) vSphere
6 386 (0.77%) Oracle RMAN
7 372 (0.74%) XenApp
8 236 (0.47%) VMware ESX
9 159 (0.32%) XenDesktop
10 153 (0.31%) Terminal Services
11 149 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
12 98 (0.20%) XenServer
13 77 (0.15%) KVM
14 59 (0.12%) Forefront TMG
15 57 (0.11%) ISA Server
15 57 (0.11%) Terminal Server
16 51 (0.10%) Xen
17 49 (0.098%) Microsoft App-V
18 44 (0.088%) NFS
19 39 (0.078%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 381 (0.76%) HP Quality Center
2 371 (0.74%) SCCM
3 348 (0.69%) Puppet
4 331 (0.66%) Data Guard
5 312 (0.62%) Opscode Chef
6 294 (0.59%) SCOM
7 251 (0.50%) Nagios
8 200 (0.40%) NetBackup
9 185 (0.37%) Backup Exec
10 159 (0.32%) WSUS
11 146 (0.29%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 105 (0.21%) Tivoli
13 79 (0.16%) Control-M
14 76 (0.15%) McAfee ePO
15 71 (0.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
16 55 (0.11%) WMI
17 54 (0.11%) OpenView
18 53 (0.11%) Nessus
19 48 (0.096%) MOM
20 46 (0.092%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 12059 (24.08%) Microsoft
2 11018 (22.00%) Oracle
3 2576 (5.14%) VMware
4 1340 (2.68%) Citrix
5 1264 (2.52%) Business Objects
6 1138 (2.27%) SAP
7 1111 (2.22%) Cisco
8 1099 (2.19%) HP
9 1083 (2.16%) JBoss
10 965 (1.93%) Sybase
11 926 (1.85%) IBM
12 857 (1.71%) Cognos
13 691 (1.38%) Google
14 564 (1.13%) Red Hat
15 538 (1.07%) Informatica
16 469 (0.94%) Tableau
17 461 (0.92%) NetApp
18 400 (0.80%) Salesforce.com
19 360 (0.72%) JD Edwards
20 337 (0.67%) Adobe
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