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

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 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 24628 24582 25880
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 21.61% 22.60% 22.90%
As % of the Programming Languages category 42.90% 42.18% 42.63%
Number of salaries quoted 20979 21364 22746
Average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -

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
57413 58285 60715
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 50.38% 53.59% 53.73%
Number of salaries quoted 48389 50300 53090
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +1.19%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -

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 October 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 October 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 23129 £42,500 +1.19% 3190
London 0 9568 £51,500 +3.00% 1139
South East 0 4534 £40,000 - 567
City of London 0 2440 £52,500 -0.94% 411
North West 0 1898 £35,750 +2.14% 354
East of England 0 1712 £40,000 +9.58% 199
Yorkshire -1 1658 £37,000 +5.71% 276
West Midlands 0 1429 £35,650 -4.93% 186
South West 0 1371 £36,500 +4.28% 319
West Yorkshire -2 1061 £37,500 +10.29% 183
Manchester 0 1035 £36,000 +2.85% 190
Surrey -2 1025 £45,000 +7.14% 110
Berkshire -2 1006 £40,000 -5.88% 124
Hampshire +1 845 £38,875 +3.66% 135
East Midlands 0 820 £37,500 +2.73% 103
Scotland 0 759 £40,000 - 108
Leeds -2 707 £40,000 +17.64% 111
Cambridgeshire +6 537 £39,000 +4.00% 66
Cheshire +1 531 £35,000 - 78
Buckinghamshire +1 526 £40,000 - 45
Hertfordshire -1 520 £42,000 +16.66% 57
Birmingham 0 466 £37,500 -6.25% 56
Cambridge +7 387 £40,000 +6.66% 45
Bristol +2 384 £35,000 -2.77% 85
Reading +1 357 £40,000 -5.88% 54
Staffordshire +2 348 £35,000 +7.69% 26
Wales +2 343 £35,000 - 62
Glasgow 0 337 £37,750 -5.62% 39
Nottinghamshire 0 321 £35,000 - 35
South Wales +2 317 £35,000 - 50

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 19278 (37.99%) SQL Server
2 16807 (33.12%) .NET
3 15514 (30.57%) C#
4 12193 (24.03%) Finance
5 11704 (23.06%) Microsoft
6 11678 (23.01%) Agile Software Development
7 11434 (22.53%) HTML
8 11402 (22.47%) JavaScript
9 11081 (21.84%) Oracle
10 9976 (19.66%) Java
11 9684 (19.08%) ASP.NET
12 9682 (19.08%) Windows
13 8777 (17.30%) CSS
14 8337 (16.43%) T-SQL
15 8031 (15.83%) Degree
16 7532 (14.84%) XML
17 7272 (14.33%) MS Excel
18 6706 (13.21%) MVC
19 6292 (12.40%) Business Intelligence
20 6238 (12.29%) Linux
21 5938 (11.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
22 5784 (11.40%) Web Services
23 5771 (11.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
24 5462 (10.76%) jQuery
25 5232 (10.31%) UNIX
26 5186 (10.22%) Analytical Skills
27 4622 (9.11%) OO
28 4523 (8.91%) SQL Server 2008
29 4312 (8.50%) Data Warehouse
30 4285 (8.44%) Relational Database

SQL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 3225 (6.36%) SharePoint
2 2791 (5.50%) IIS
3 1614 (3.18%) Tomcat
4 1495 (2.95%) Apache
5 1131 (2.23%) MS Exchange
6 1130 (2.23%) SAS
7 980 (1.93%) CMS
8 895 (1.76%) WebSphere
9 871 (1.72%) JBoss
10 776 (1.53%) WebLogic
11 591 (1.16%) SharePoint 2010
12 521 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2010
13 507 (1.00%) BizTalk Server
14 491 (0.97%) Node.js
15 446 (0.88%) SharePoint 2013
16 388 (0.76%) Oracle Workflow
17 308 (0.61%) WebSphere Application Server
18 290 (0.57%) Apache Solr
19 266 (0.52%) WordPress
20 260 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 7272 (14.33%) MS Excel
2 2093 (4.12%) MS Office
3 405 (0.80%) MS PowerPoint
4 401 (0.79%) SPSS
5 321 (0.63%) MS Visio
6 259 (0.51%) PowerPivot
7 257 (0.51%) Photoshop
8 188 (0.37%) MS Project
9 158 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
10 144 (0.28%) InfoPath
11 77 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
12 40 (0.079%) FastStats
13 38 (0.075%) Fireworks
14 33 (0.065%) CPLEX
15 31 (0.061%) S-PLUS
16 30 (0.059%) Adobe Creative Suite
17 18 (0.035%) Stata
18 17 (0.034%) Mingle
19 14 (0.028%) InDesign
20 12 (0.024%) Weka
Business Applications
1 731 (1.44%) Oracle EBS
2 720 (1.42%) Dynamics CRM
3 610 (1.20%) Oracle EBS R12
4 340 (0.67%) Oracle Applications
5 295 (0.58%) Oracle Financials
6 286 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
7 259 (0.51%) Oracle General Ledger
8 226 (0.45%) Dynamics NAV
9 219 (0.43%) Oracle Payables
10 213 (0.42%) Oracle Receivables
10 213 (0.42%) Magento
11 194 (0.38%) Google Analytics
12 188 (0.37%) Cognos Business Intelligence
13 172 (0.34%) Oracle Assets
14 169 (0.33%) Agresso
15 161 (0.32%) Oracle 11i
16 134 (0.26%) Markit EDM
17 101 (0.20%) Oracle iRecruitment
18 99 (0.20%) Oracle Cash Management
19 98 (0.19%) Oracle iProcurement
Cloud Services
1 877 (1.73%) SaaS
2 807 (1.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 566 (1.12%) Amazon AWS
4 253 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
5 225 (0.44%) Office 365
6 175 (0.34%) GitHub
7 160 (0.32%) Amazon EC2
8 100 (0.20%) PaaS
9 99 (0.20%) IaaS
10 95 (0.19%) Amazon S3
11 73 (0.14%) Trello
12 37 (0.073%) Heroku
13 32 (0.063%) Force.com
14 30 (0.059%) Amazon SQS
14 30 (0.059%) Joyent
15 25 (0.049%) Taleo
16 24 (0.047%) Route 53
17 17 (0.034%) Rackspace Cloud
18 15 (0.030%) Amazon ELB
18 15 (0.030%) ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 1370 (2.70%) SAN
2 1191 (2.35%) Firewall
3 1188 (2.34%) TCP/IP
4 1183 (2.33%) Internet
5 1122 (2.21%) DNS
6 1049 (2.07%) HTTP
7 648 (1.28%) WAN
8 645 (1.27%) LAN
9 642 (1.27%) DHCP
10 490 (0.97%) VPN
11 447 (0.88%) Intranet
12 379 (0.75%) FTP
13 350 (0.69%) NAS
14 335 (0.66%) VoIP
15 265 (0.52%) SSL
16 212 (0.42%) LDAP
17 170 (0.34%) SMTP
18 167 (0.33%) Network Security
19 165 (0.33%) iSCSI
20 149 (0.29%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19278 (37.99%) SQL Server
2 5938 (11.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5771 (11.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4523 (8.91%) SQL Server 2008
5 4312 (8.50%) Data Warehouse
6 4285 (8.44%) Relational Database
7 3578 (7.05%) MySQL
8 3143 (6.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2909 (5.73%) Oracle Database
10 2249 (4.43%) SQL Server 2012
11 2128 (4.19%) SQL Server 2005
12 1893 (3.73%) RDBMS
13 1202 (2.37%) Oracle Database 11g
14 1157 (2.28%) Big Data
15 1083 (2.13%) Oracle Reports
16 1080 (2.13%) Crystal Reports
17 1020 (2.01%) NoSQL
18 1012 (1.99%) OLAP
19 792 (1.56%) Data Mining
19 792 (1.56%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 3223 (6.35%) Visual Studio
2 2041 (4.02%) Subversion
3 1971 (3.88%) Team Foundation Server
4 1636 (3.22%) Git (software)
5 1451 (2.86%) Selenium
6 1059 (2.09%) JIRA
7 1026 (2.02%) Maven
8 983 (1.94%) JUnit
9 893 (1.76%) NUnit
10 861 (1.70%) Eclipse
11 773 (1.52%) Jenkins
12 692 (1.36%) Oracle Forms
13 590 (1.16%) Ant
14 529 (1.04%) QuickTest Pro
15 464 (0.91%) Cucumber
16 455 (0.90%) TeamCity
17 417 (0.82%) WebDriver
17 417 (0.82%) Toad
18 378 (0.74%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
19 365 (0.72%) Hudson
General
1 12193 (24.03%) Finance
2 3399 (6.70%) Banking
3 2372 (4.67%) Retail
4 2065 (4.07%) Marketing
5 1515 (2.99%) Front Office
6 1414 (2.79%) Telecoms
7 1165 (2.30%) Investment Banking
8 968 (1.91%) Advertising
9 796 (1.57%) Legal
10 791 (1.56%) Back Office
11 695 (1.37%) Games
12 675 (1.33%) Law
13 595 (1.17%) Manufacturing
14 440 (0.87%) Financial Institution
15 364 (0.72%) Publishing
16 314 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
17 285 (0.56%) French Language
18 240 (0.47%) Billing
19 192 (0.38%) Automotive
20 162 (0.32%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 23504 (46.32%) Developer
2 10331 (20.36%) Analyst
3 5403 (10.65%) .NET Developer
4 4112 (8.10%) C# Developer
5 3752 (7.39%) Senior Developer
6 3341 (6.58%) Java Developer
7 2973 (5.86%) Support Analyst
8 2835 (5.59%) Applications Support
9 2808 (5.53%) DBA
10 2732 (5.38%) C# .NET Developer
11 2590 (5.10%) Software Developer
12 2367 (4.66%) SQL Developer
13 2211 (4.36%) Consultant
14 2034 (4.01%) Web Developer
15 1904 (3.75%) Business Analyst
16 1743 (3.43%) SQL DBA
17 1681 (3.31%) Administrator
18 1645 (3.24%) Junior
19 1629 (3.21%) ASP.NET Developer
20 1621 (3.19%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16807 (33.12%) .NET
2 11434 (22.53%) HTML
3 9684 (19.08%) ASP.NET
4 8777 (17.30%) CSS
5 7532 (14.84%) XML
6 5784 (11.40%) Web Services
7 5462 (10.76%) jQuery
8 3740 (7.37%) .NET Framework
9 3250 (6.40%) ASP.NET MVC
10 3210 (6.33%) WCF
11 2900 (5.71%) HTML5
12 2839 (5.59%) Ajax
13 2660 (5.24%) Spring
14 2220 (4.37%) J2EE
15 2097 (4.13%) SOAP
16 1783 (3.51%) WPF
17 1613 (3.18%) Hibernate
18 1602 (3.16%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
19 1535 (3.02%) CSS3
20 1477 (2.91%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 5186 (10.22%) Analytical Skills
2 3623 (7.14%) Computer Science
3 1488 (2.93%) Mathematics
4 1297 (2.56%) Management Information System
5 1122 (2.21%) Replication
6 1031 (2.03%) Mobile App
7 1018 (2.01%) Enterprise Software
8 1007 (1.98%) Clustering
9 998 (1.97%) Open Source
10 818 (1.61%) Statistics
11 802 (1.58%) Equities
12 757 (1.49%) Visualisation
13 746 (1.47%) Derivative
14 730 (1.44%) Client/Server
15 720 (1.42%) User Experience
16 689 (1.36%) Fixed Income
17 642 (1.27%) Hedge funds
18 625 (1.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
19 589 (1.16%) Data Structures
20 575 (1.13%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 9682 (19.08%) Windows
2 6238 (12.29%) Linux
3 5232 (10.31%) UNIX
4 2173 (4.28%) Windows Server 2008
5 1529 (3.01%) Windows Server 2003
6 962 (1.90%) Windows Server 2012
7 908 (1.79%) Android
8 895 (1.76%) Apple iOS
9 783 (1.54%) Windows 7
10 738 (1.45%) Solaris
11 628 (1.24%) Windows XP
12 434 (0.86%) Windows 8
13 392 (0.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 318 (0.63%) CentOS
15 295 (0.58%) AIX
16 158 (0.31%) Windows Vista
17 156 (0.31%) Ubuntu
18 142 (0.28%) Windows 2000 Server
19 99 (0.20%) HPUX
20 91 (0.18%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 11678 (23.01%) Agile Software Development
2 6706 (13.21%) MVC
3 6292 (12.40%) Business Intelligence
4 4622 (9.11%) OO
5 4171 (8.22%) TDD
6 3952 (7.79%) Scrum
7 3838 (7.56%) Software Engineering
8 3607 (7.11%) ETL
9 3356 (6.61%) E-Commerce
10 2946 (5.81%) ITIL
11 2635 (5.19%) Performance Tuning
12 2491 (4.91%) Project Management
13 2476 (4.88%) CRM
14 2322 (4.58%) Analytics
15 2258 (4.45%) Mentoring
16 2231 (4.40%) Web Development
17 2157 (4.25%) Unit Testing
18 2073 (4.09%) Data Modelling
19 2046 (4.03%) Data Analysis
20 1779 (3.51%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 15514 (30.57%) C#
2 11402 (22.47%) JavaScript
3 9976 (19.66%) Java
4 8337 (16.43%) T-SQL
5 3928 (7.74%) PL/SQL
6 2971 (5.85%) VB.NET
7 2797 (5.51%) PHP
8 2701 (5.32%) C++
9 2251 (4.44%) VB
10 2220 (4.37%) Python
11 1869 (3.68%) Perl
12 1701 (3.35%) VBA
13 1258 (2.48%) Shell Script
14 1176 (2.32%) C
15 1149 (2.26%) PowerShell
16 943 (1.86%) Ruby
17 749 (1.48%) Bash Shell
18 732 (1.44%) VBScript
19 550 (1.08%) VB6
20 403 (0.79%) R
Qualifications
1 8031 (15.83%) Degree
2 1571 (3.10%) Microsoft Certification
3 1186 (2.34%) Security Cleared
4 970 (1.91%) ISEB
5 717 (1.41%) SC Cleared
6 643 (1.27%) MCSE
7 497 (0.98%) ISTQB
8 368 (0.73%) MCITP
9 320 (0.63%) Cisco Certification
10 310 (0.61%) ITIL Certification
11 277 (0.55%) MCP
12 273 (0.54%) MCTS
13 268 (0.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 260 (0.51%) CCNA
15 258 (0.51%) DV Cleared
16 239 (0.47%) PhD
17 223 (0.44%) MCSA
18 201 (0.40%) Oracle Certification
19 178 (0.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
20 146 (0.29%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2876 (5.67%) QA
2 1097 (2.16%) SLA
3 302 (0.60%) ISO 9001
4 240 (0.47%) Data Quality
5 179 (0.35%) PCI DSS
6 165 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 98 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 77 (0.15%) HL7
9 61 (0.12%) EMIR
10 58 (0.11%) Dodd-Frank
11 46 (0.091%) WCAG
12 39 (0.077%) WAI
13 37 (0.073%) COBIT
14 36 (0.071%) Basel II
15 34 (0.067%) Solvency II
16 28 (0.055%) Basel III
17 26 (0.051%) ISO 14001
18 25 (0.049%) ISO 8583
18 25 (0.049%) TickIT
19 24 (0.047%) COREP
System Software
1 2436 (4.80%) Active Directory
2 1536 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 915 (1.80%) Hyper-V
4 537 (1.06%) Oracle RAC
5 422 (0.83%) vSphere
6 353 (0.70%) Oracle RMAN
7 329 (0.65%) XenApp
8 235 (0.46%) VMware ESX
9 179 (0.35%) XenDesktop
10 177 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
11 138 (0.27%) ISA Server
12 133 (0.26%) XenServer
13 110 (0.22%) Terminal Services
14 97 (0.19%) NFS
15 95 (0.19%) HDFS
16 80 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
17 66 (0.13%) Firmware
18 60 (0.12%) Forefront TMG
19 59 (0.12%) UAG
19 59 (0.12%) Xen
Systems Management
1 461 (0.91%) HP Quality Center
2 460 (0.91%) SCCM
3 382 (0.75%) Puppet
4 380 (0.75%) Data Guard
5 322 (0.63%) SCOM
6 281 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
7 257 (0.51%) Nagios
8 201 (0.40%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 190 (0.37%) NetBackup
10 154 (0.30%) WSUS
11 133 (0.26%) Backup Exec
12 119 (0.23%) Tivoli
13 107 (0.21%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 101 (0.20%) OpenView
15 68 (0.13%) Control-M
16 63 (0.12%) SCVMM
17 59 (0.12%) Ansible
18 57 (0.11%) ITRS Geneos
19 54 (0.11%) MOM
20 49 (0.097%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 11704 (23.06%) Microsoft
2 11081 (21.84%) Oracle
3 2605 (5.13%) VMware
4 1307 (2.58%) Citrix
5 1237 (2.44%) Business Objects
6 1130 (2.23%) HP
7 1119 (2.21%) Cisco
8 1099 (2.17%) IBM
9 1035 (2.04%) Sybase
10 1030 (2.03%) SAP
11 961 (1.89%) Cognos
12 690 (1.36%) Google
13 640 (1.26%) Informatica
14 617 (1.22%) Red Hat
15 543 (1.07%) Tableau
16 399 (0.79%) Salesforce.com
17 394 (0.78%) NetApp
18 322 (0.63%) Zend
19 301 (0.59%) Sun
20 278 (0.55%) Adobe
London
Source
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 41 minutes ago
Yeovil, Somerset
Synergize Consulting
Posted: 41 minutes ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Synergize Consulting
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum + £400 pcm Car Allowance + £5,000 An
Posted: 42 minutes ago
Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits and Bonus
Posted: 47 minutes ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum plus additional benefits
Posted: 47 minutes ago
Woking, Surrey
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 55 minutes ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £60k to £85k (multiple roles) + benefits
Posted: 55 minutes ago
West London
Optimus Search Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Venturi
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + full benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Optimus Search Ltd
Salary: £35 - £38 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Kent
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £35000 to £55000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £35000 to £55000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £90000 - £110000 per annum + BONUS + BENEFITS
Posted: 1 hour ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £50000 to £60000 per annum - Plus benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
LA International
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Ashdown IT
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
South East London
Blue Glue
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Ashdown IT
Posted: 1 hour ago