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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 3 3 3
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Permanent jobs citing SQL 25948 23685 26772
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 22.17% 21.78% 22.69%
As % of the Programming Languages category 42.86% 41.42% 42.26%
Number of salaries quoted 22185 20547 23589
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £36,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+5.47% +1.38%
Programming Languages Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
60539 57184 63351
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 51.71% 52.58% 53.68%
Number of salaries quoted 51388 49065 55722
Average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £66,500 £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 28 July 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 28 July 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 0 24401 £42,500 +6.25% 3106
London 0 10416 £50,000 - 1177
South East 0 5201 £40,325 +3.39% 558
City of London 0 2813 £52,500 -0.94% 457
East of England +1 1780 £41,500 +10.66% 217
North West 0 1709 £35,000 - 307
South West 0 1494 £35,000 - 299
Yorkshire -1 1490 £35,000 - 216
West Midlands 0 1343 £37,500 +7.14% 158
Surrey 0 1339 £44,750 +11.87% 115
Berkshire +3 1105 £42,000 -1.17% 126
West Yorkshire -1 1048 £36,000 +2.85% 131
East Midlands 0 916 £35,000 - 120
Manchester 0 903 £35,000 - 153
Scotland 0 831 £39,000 -2.50% 119
Hampshire 0 823 £37,500 +4.16% 103
Leeds -2 781 £37,500 +10.29% 83
Hertfordshire -1 577 £42,000 +16.66% 51
Cambridgeshire +1 488 £42,500 +10.38% 73
Cheshire +1 467 £35,000 +2.18% 70
Buckinghamshire -1 453 £40,000 +9.58% 63
Reading -1 422 £45,000 +5.88% 40
Glasgow 0 399 £39,000 -2.50% 66
Staffordshire 0 388 £35,000 -6.66% 33
West Sussex +2 383 £42,500 +21.42% 28
East Sussex +2 377 £40,000 +6.66% 31
Birmingham -1 370 £37,500 -3.22% 49
Oxfordshire -2 365 £37,500 - 37
Cambridge +8 356 £42,500 +6.25% 55
Brighton +1 340 £37,500 - 24

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 20379 (38.57%) SQL Server
2 18360 (34.75%) .NET
3 16530 (31.28%) C#
4 12577 (23.80%) Microsoft
5 12391 (23.45%) Finance
6 11858 (22.44%) Oracle
7 11571 (21.90%) HTML
8 11439 (21.65%) JavaScript
9 10827 (20.49%) Java
10 10484 (19.84%) ASP.NET
11 10201 (19.31%) Windows
12 9006 (17.04%) T-SQL
13 8794 (16.64%) CSS
14 8474 (16.04%) Degree
15 8021 (15.18%) XML
16 7498 (14.19%) MS Excel
17 6853 (12.97%) MVC
18 6671 (12.63%) Agile Software Development
19 6537 (12.37%) Linux
20 6399 (12.11%) Business Intelligence
21 6343 (12.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
22 6198 (11.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
23 6105 (11.55%) Web Services
24 5665 (10.72%) jQuery
25 5298 (10.03%) UNIX
26 5256 (9.95%) OO
27 5201 (9.84%) SQL Server 2008
28 4527 (8.57%) Relational Database
29 4448 (8.42%) Data Warehouse
30 4388 (8.30%) TDD

SQL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 3262 (6.17%) SharePoint
2 2847 (5.39%) IIS
3 1855 (3.51%) Tomcat
4 1724 (3.26%) Apache
5 1255 (2.38%) SAS
6 1239 (2.34%) MS Exchange
7 1042 (1.97%) CMS
8 982 (1.86%) WebSphere
9 814 (1.54%) WebLogic
10 594 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2010
11 561 (1.06%) SharePoint 2010
12 538 (1.02%) BizTalk Server
13 458 (0.87%) Node.js
14 424 (0.80%) Oracle Workflow
15 408 (0.77%) SharePoint 2013
16 336 (0.64%) WebSphere Application Server
17 291 (0.55%) Umbraco
18 260 (0.49%) WordPress
19 258 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2007
20 252 (0.48%) Drupal
Applications
1 7498 (14.19%) MS Excel
2 2018 (3.82%) MS Office
3 442 (0.84%) SPSS
4 440 (0.83%) MS PowerPoint
5 330 (0.62%) MS Visio
6 327 (0.62%) Photoshop
7 228 (0.43%) MS Project
8 163 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
9 136 (0.26%) PowerPivot
10 121 (0.23%) InfoPath
11 114 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
12 65 (0.12%) FastStats
13 43 (0.081%) Fireworks
14 34 (0.064%) CPLEX
15 27 (0.051%) S-PLUS
16 26 (0.049%) Stata
17 20 (0.038%) InDesign
18 16 (0.030%) Mingle
19 11 (0.021%) GIMP
20 9 (0.017%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 780 (1.48%) Oracle EBS
2 706 (1.34%) Dynamics CRM
3 618 (1.17%) Oracle EBS R12
4 452 (0.86%) Magento
5 395 (0.75%) Oracle Applications
6 285 (0.54%) Oracle Financials
7 283 (0.54%) Oracle General Ledger
8 270 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
9 251 (0.48%) Oracle Payables
9 251 (0.48%) Oracle Receivables
10 243 (0.46%) Oracle CRM
11 242 (0.46%) Cognos Business Intelligence
12 210 (0.40%) Dynamics NAV
13 198 (0.37%) Google Analytics
14 191 (0.36%) Oracle Assets
15 186 (0.35%) Oracle 11i
16 141 (0.27%) Markit EDM
17 135 (0.26%) Oracle Cash Management
18 119 (0.23%) Cognos TM1
19 107 (0.20%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 882 (1.67%) SaaS
2 635 (1.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 548 (1.04%) Amazon AWS
4 269 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
5 201 (0.38%) Office 365
6 138 (0.26%) Amazon EC2
7 134 (0.25%) GitHub
8 116 (0.22%) IaaS
9 89 (0.17%) Amazon S3
10 81 (0.15%) PaaS
11 45 (0.085%) Amazon SQS
12 42 (0.079%) Trello
12 42 (0.079%) ElastiCache
13 35 (0.066%) Force.com
14 30 (0.057%) Heroku
15 26 (0.049%) Joyent
16 19 (0.036%) Taleo
17 18 (0.034%) Google Apps
18 16 (0.030%) Rackspace Cloud
19 13 (0.025%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 1495 (2.83%) SAN
2 1355 (2.56%) Internet
3 1323 (2.50%) TCP/IP
4 1202 (2.27%) Firewall
5 1130 (2.14%) HTTP
6 1097 (2.08%) DNS
7 717 (1.36%) WAN
8 704 (1.33%) LAN
9 643 (1.22%) DHCP
10 481 (0.91%) VPN
11 443 (0.84%) Intranet
12 418 (0.79%) NAS
13 381 (0.72%) FTP
14 343 (0.65%) VoIP
15 268 (0.51%) SSL
16 240 (0.45%) LDAP
17 188 (0.36%) Network Security
18 164 (0.31%) iSCSI
19 162 (0.31%) VLAN
20 155 (0.29%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20379 (38.57%) SQL Server
2 6343 (12.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6198 (11.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5201 (9.84%) SQL Server 2008
5 4527 (8.57%) Relational Database
6 4448 (8.42%) Data Warehouse
7 3607 (6.83%) MySQL
8 3314 (6.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3214 (6.08%) Oracle Database
10 2745 (5.20%) SQL Server 2005
11 2344 (4.44%) SQL Server 2012
12 2064 (3.91%) RDBMS
13 1423 (2.69%) Oracle Database 11g
14 1203 (2.28%) Big Data
15 1156 (2.19%) Oracle Reports
16 1148 (2.17%) Crystal Reports
17 1061 (2.01%) NoSQL
18 1045 (1.98%) OLAP
19 883 (1.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
20 869 (1.64%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 3240 (6.13%) Visual Studio
2 2128 (4.03%) Team Foundation Server
3 2097 (3.97%) Subversion
4 1556 (2.94%) Selenium
5 1449 (2.74%) Git (software)
6 1115 (2.11%) Maven
7 1027 (1.94%) Eclipse
8 1026 (1.94%) JIRA
9 953 (1.80%) JUnit
10 902 (1.71%) NUnit
11 734 (1.39%) Jenkins
12 694 (1.31%) Oracle Forms
13 691 (1.31%) Ant
14 519 (0.98%) QuickTest Pro
15 445 (0.84%) Hudson
16 424 (0.80%) Toad
17 416 (0.79%) Cucumber
18 414 (0.78%) TeamCity
19 410 (0.78%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
20 381 (0.72%) WebDriver
General
1 12391 (23.45%) Finance
2 3431 (6.49%) Banking
3 2370 (4.49%) Marketing
4 2357 (4.46%) Retail
5 1550 (2.93%) Front Office
6 1416 (2.68%) Telecoms
7 1257 (2.38%) Investment Banking
8 953 (1.80%) Advertising
9 892 (1.69%) Back Office
10 838 (1.59%) Games
11 803 (1.52%) Legal
12 706 (1.34%) Law
13 576 (1.09%) Manufacturing
14 498 (0.94%) Financial Institution
15 462 (0.87%) Publishing
16 353 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
17 315 (0.60%) French Language
18 273 (0.52%) Billing
19 248 (0.47%) Automotive
20 172 (0.33%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 25050 (47.41%) Developer
2 10392 (19.67%) Analyst
3 5928 (11.22%) .NET Developer
4 4683 (8.86%) C# Developer
5 4007 (7.58%) Senior Developer
6 3566 (6.75%) Java Developer
7 3103 (5.87%) C# .NET Developer
8 3075 (5.82%) DBA
9 3053 (5.78%) Software Developer
10 2682 (5.08%) Support Analyst
11 2661 (5.04%) Applications Support
12 2535 (4.80%) SQL Developer
13 2487 (4.71%) Consultant
14 2133 (4.04%) Web Developer
15 1984 (3.75%) Business Analyst
16 1963 (3.72%) SQL DBA
17 1908 (3.61%) ASP.NET Developer
18 1782 (3.37%) Administrator
19 1756 (3.32%) Software Engineer
20 1740 (3.29%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18360 (34.75%) .NET
2 11571 (21.90%) HTML
3 10484 (19.84%) ASP.NET
4 8794 (16.64%) CSS
5 8021 (15.18%) XML
6 6105 (11.55%) Web Services
7 5665 (10.72%) jQuery
8 3895 (7.37%) .NET Framework
9 3684 (6.97%) WCF
10 3399 (6.43%) ASP.NET MVC
11 2897 (5.48%) Ajax
12 2866 (5.42%) Spring
13 2835 (5.37%) HTML5
14 2422 (4.58%) J2EE
15 2184 (4.13%) SOAP
16 2170 (4.11%) WPF
17 1882 (3.56%) Hibernate
18 1709 (3.23%) WinForms
19 1633 (3.09%) XSLT
20 1579 (2.99%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3847 (7.28%) Computer Science
2 1551 (2.94%) Mathematics
3 1299 (2.46%) Replication
4 1218 (2.31%) Management Information System
5 1168 (2.21%) Clustering
5 1168 (2.21%) Enterprise Software
6 1157 (2.19%) Mobile App
7 994 (1.88%) Open Source
8 851 (1.61%) Statistics
9 848 (1.60%) Client/Server
10 844 (1.60%) Equities
11 808 (1.53%) Derivative
12 710 (1.34%) Hedge funds
13 699 (1.32%) N-Tier
14 673 (1.27%) Fixed Income
15 655 (1.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 631 (1.19%) Visualisation
17 492 (0.93%) Data Integration
18 394 (0.75%) Social Media
19 362 (0.69%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 10201 (19.31%) Windows
2 6537 (12.37%) Linux
3 5298 (10.03%) UNIX
4 2374 (4.49%) Windows Server 2008
5 1633 (3.09%) Windows Server 2003
6 1113 (2.11%) Apple iOS
7 1097 (2.08%) Android
8 998 (1.89%) Windows Server 2012
9 797 (1.51%) Windows 7
10 768 (1.45%) Solaris
11 587 (1.11%) Windows XP
12 388 (0.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 354 (0.67%) Windows 8
14 300 (0.57%) AIX
15 269 (0.51%) CentOS
16 177 (0.33%) Ubuntu
17 156 (0.30%) Windows Vista
18 127 (0.24%) HPUX
19 118 (0.22%) Windows Mobile
20 110 (0.21%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 6853 (12.97%) MVC
2 6671 (12.63%) Agile Software Development
3 6399 (12.11%) Business Intelligence
4 5256 (9.95%) OO
5 4388 (8.30%) TDD
6 4198 (7.95%) Scrum
7 4123 (7.80%) Software Engineering
8 3527 (6.68%) ETL
9 3483 (6.59%) E-Commerce
10 2818 (5.33%) ITIL
11 2783 (5.27%) Performance Tuning
12 2671 (5.06%) Project Management
13 2585 (4.89%) CRM
14 2486 (4.71%) Web Development
15 2457 (4.65%) Analytics
16 2392 (4.53%) Unit Testing
17 2230 (4.22%) Data Modelling
18 2022 (3.83%) Data Analysis
19 1753 (3.32%) Continuous Integration
20 1751 (3.31%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 16530 (31.28%) C#
2 11439 (21.65%) JavaScript
3 10827 (20.49%) Java
4 9006 (17.04%) T-SQL
5 3937 (7.45%) PL/SQL
6 3322 (6.29%) VB.NET
7 3045 (5.76%) PHP
8 2983 (5.65%) C++
9 2349 (4.45%) VB
10 2288 (4.33%) Python
11 1845 (3.49%) Perl
12 1725 (3.26%) VBA
13 1414 (2.68%) C
14 1337 (2.53%) Shell Script
15 1167 (2.21%) PowerShell
16 997 (1.89%) Ruby
17 806 (1.53%) VBScript
18 692 (1.31%) Bash Shell
19 565 (1.07%) VB6
20 446 (0.84%) R
Qualifications
1 8474 (16.04%) Degree
2 1898 (3.59%) Microsoft Certification
3 1110 (2.10%) Security Cleared
4 1057 (2.00%) ISEB
5 754 (1.43%) MCSE
6 636 (1.20%) SC Cleared
7 537 (1.02%) ISTQB
8 464 (0.88%) MCITP
9 421 (0.80%) MCP
10 361 (0.68%) MCTS
11 341 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
12 337 (0.64%) Cisco Certification
13 302 (0.57%) MCSA
14 289 (0.55%) CCNA
15 279 (0.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 247 (0.47%) PhD
17 221 (0.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 206 (0.39%) Oracle Certification
18 206 (0.39%) DV Cleared
19 175 (0.33%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3178 (6.01%) QA
2 1070 (2.03%) SLA
3 359 (0.68%) ISO 9001
4 258 (0.49%) Data Quality
5 178 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 170 (0.32%) PCI DSS
7 138 (0.26%) HL7
8 114 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 64 (0.12%) EMIR
10 58 (0.11%) Dodd-Frank
11 55 (0.10%) WCAG
12 54 (0.10%) Solvency II
13 52 (0.098%) COBIT
14 39 (0.074%) TickIT
15 36 (0.068%) WAI
16 35 (0.066%) Basel III
16 35 (0.066%) Basel II
17 26 (0.049%) COREP
18 23 (0.044%) ISO 8583
18 23 (0.044%) MiFID
System Software
1 2597 (4.92%) Active Directory
2 1609 (3.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 848 (1.60%) Hyper-V
4 524 (0.99%) Oracle RAC
5 451 (0.85%) vSphere
6 392 (0.74%) Oracle RMAN
7 357 (0.68%) XenApp
8 267 (0.51%) VMware ESX
9 193 (0.37%) XenDesktop
10 171 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
11 113 (0.21%) XenServer
12 89 (0.17%) NFS
13 88 (0.17%) HDFS
14 86 (0.16%) Terminal Services
15 84 (0.16%) ISA Server
15 84 (0.16%) KVM
16 71 (0.13%) Microsoft App-V
17 69 (0.13%) Xen
18 61 (0.12%) Forefront TMG
19 54 (0.10%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 408 (0.77%) HP Quality Center
2 405 (0.77%) SCCM
3 371 (0.70%) Data Guard
4 350 (0.66%) Puppet
5 290 (0.55%) SCOM
6 278 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
7 258 (0.49%) Nagios
8 208 (0.39%) NetBackup
9 183 (0.35%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 165 (0.31%) WSUS
11 162 (0.31%) Backup Exec
12 121 (0.23%) Tivoli
13 105 (0.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 99 (0.19%) OpenView
15 80 (0.15%) Control-M
16 63 (0.12%) MOM
17 54 (0.10%) Oracle Identity Management
18 49 (0.093%) Vagrant
19 46 (0.087%) Ansible
20 44 (0.083%) Nessus
Vendors
1 12577 (23.80%) Microsoft
2 11858 (22.44%) Oracle
3 2720 (5.15%) VMware
4 1397 (2.64%) Citrix
5 1252 (2.37%) Business Objects
6 1190 (2.25%) SAP
7 1142 (2.16%) HP
8 1131 (2.14%) Cisco
9 1090 (2.06%) JBoss
10 1044 (1.98%) IBM
11 1022 (1.93%) Sybase
12 1001 (1.89%) Cognos
13 715 (1.35%) Google
14 619 (1.17%) Informatica
15 595 (1.13%) Red Hat
16 564 (1.07%) Tableau
17 491 (0.93%) NetApp
18 419 (0.79%) Salesforce.com
19 332 (0.63%) Adobe
20 320 (0.61%) JD Edwards
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