Period
to 17 September 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for SQL Server 2014 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited SQL Server 2014 over the 6 months to 17 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server 2014
UK
6 months to
17 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 697 491 258
Rank change year-on-year -206 -233 -66
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2014 418 971 2,499
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.29% 0.58% 1.43%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.09% 1.95% 4.66%
Number of salaries quoted 349 838 2,299
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.53% +3.33%
10th Percentile £32,500 £33,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £70,250 £73,750 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

SQL Server 2014 is in the Databases and Business Intelligence category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 38,410 49,690 53,619
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 27.08% 29.78% 30.62%
Number of salaries quoted 31,378 40,511 44,149
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +2.41%

SQL Server 2014
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing SQL Server 2014 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server 2014 in the UK

SQL Server 2014
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SQL Server 2014.

Salary trend for SQL Server 2014 in the UK

SQL Server 2014
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server 2014 over the 6 months to 17 September 2019.

Salary histogram for SQL Server 2014 in the UK

SQL Server 2014
Top 17 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server 2014 within the UK over the 6 months to 17 September 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -194 394 £50,000 - 73
UK excluding London -171 213 £45,000 - 50
London -92 199 £60,000 +2.56% 26
South East +19 59 £47,500 +5.56% 14
North of England -79 57 £45,000 - 18
Midlands -14 53 £37,500 -11.76% 5
North West -28 41 £45,000 - 16
West Midlands 0 34 £43,750 +2.94% 3
East Midlands -1 19 £35,000 -12.50% 2
South West -48 18 £50,000 +8.70% 4
Yorkshire -37 12 £45,000 - 1
East of England +12 8 £50,000 -9.09% 6
Wales +14 6 £35,000 -12.50% 3
Isle of Man - 5 £45,000 -
North East +8 4 £55,000 +27.91% 1
Scotland +2 4 £35,000 -19.54%
Northern Ireland -5 3 £35,000 -41.67%

For the 6 months to 17 September 2019, IT jobs citing SQL Server 2014 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for SQL Server 2014.

1 418 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 304 (72.73%) SQL
3 200 (47.85%) SQL Server 2012
4 172 (41.15%) Microsoft
5 165 (39.47%) T-SQL
6 160 (38.28%) SQL Server 2016
7 153 (36.60%) .NET
8 149 (35.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 147 (35.17%) SQL Server 2008
10 146 (34.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 146 (34.93%) C#
11 137 (32.78%) Azure
12 128 (30.62%) Windows
13 120 (28.71%) Business Intelligence
14 106 (25.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 104 (24.88%) Finance
16 99 (23.68%) Windows Server
17 94 (22.49%) Data Warehouse
18 73 (17.46%) MVC
19 71 (16.99%) PowerShell
20 70 (16.75%) Agile Software Development
21 66 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012
22 65 (15.55%) ETL
23 60 (14.35%) JavaScript
23 60 (14.35%) Migration
24 59 (14.11%) Performance Tuning
25 57 (13.64%) Disaster Recovery
25 57 (13.64%) .NET Framework
26 56 (13.40%) Analytics
27 51 (12.20%) Active Directory

SQL Server 2014
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 48 (11.48%) IIS
2 35 (8.37%) MS Exchange
3 26 (6.22%) Exchange Server 2010
4 23 (5.50%) SharePoint
5 21 (5.02%) CMS
6 19 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2013
7 12 (2.87%) Umbraco
8 8 (1.91%) Exchange Server 2003
8 8 (1.91%) Exchange Server 2007
9 7 (1.67%) Apache
9 7 (1.67%) Tomcat
10 6 (1.44%) WebSphere
11 5 (1.20%) SharePoint 2010
11 5 (1.20%) Skype for Business
12 4 (0.96%) Confluence
12 4 (0.96%) WebSphere Application Server
13 2 (0.48%) Elasticsearch
14 1 (0.24%) BizTalk Server
14 1 (0.24%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 48 (11.48%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (4.07%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (1.20%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.24%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (1.67%) Dynamics AX
1 7 (1.67%) Dynamics CRM
1 7 (1.67%) Q-Pulse
1 7 (1.67%) Sage CRM
2 6 (1.44%) Temenos T24
3 1 (0.24%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 137 (32.78%) Azure
2 48 (11.48%) Power Platform
3 44 (10.53%) AWS
4 36 (8.61%) Office 365
5 19 (4.55%) SaaS
6 17 (4.07%) Cloud Computing
7 15 (3.59%) GCP
8 8 (1.91%) Azure Data Factory
9 6 (1.44%) PaaS
9 6 (1.44%) Twilio
10 5 (1.20%) IaaS
10 5 (1.20%) PowerApps
11 3 (0.72%) Amazon SQS
11 3 (0.72%) Azure Active Directory
12 2 (0.48%) GitHub
13 1 (0.24%) Azure ExpressRoute
13 1 (0.24%) Dynamics 365
13 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Flow
13 1 (0.24%) Slack
13 1 (0.24%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 34 (8.13%) Firewall
2 25 (5.98%) DHCP
2 25 (5.98%) DNS
3 24 (5.74%) SAN
4 21 (5.02%) VPN
5 17 (4.07%) TCP/IP
6 16 (3.83%) Network Security
6 16 (3.83%) VoIP
7 15 (3.59%) WAN
8 12 (2.87%) NetScaler
9 9 (2.15%) iSCSI
9 9 (2.15%) NAS
9 9 (2.15%) VLAN
10 8 (1.91%) CTI
10 8 (1.91%) LAN
11 7 (1.67%) MPLS
11 7 (1.67%) PBX
11 7 (1.67%) Wi-Fi
12 6 (1.44%) Cisco ASA
12 6 (1.44%) GPRS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 418 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 200 (47.85%) SQL Server 2012
3 160 (38.28%) SQL Server 2016
4 149 (35.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 147 (35.17%) SQL Server 2008
6 146 (34.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 106 (25.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 94 (22.49%) Data Warehouse
9 43 (10.29%) Power BI
10 39 (9.33%) SQL Server 2017
11 33 (7.89%) Azure SQL Database
12 30 (7.18%) MySQL
13 25 (5.98%) QlikView
14 21 (5.02%) Relational Database
15 20 (4.78%) Big Data
16 17 (4.07%) NoSQL
17 15 (3.59%) BigQuery
17 15 (3.59%) RDBMS
17 15 (3.59%) SQL Server 2005
18 14 (3.35%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 44 (10.53%) Team Foundation Server
2 42 (10.05%) Git (software)
3 36 (8.61%) Visual Studio
4 20 (4.78%) JIRA
5 17 (4.07%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 12 (2.87%) Octopus Deploy
6 12 (2.87%) Selenium
7 11 (2.63%) SoapUI
8 10 (2.39%) Oracle Forms
9 8 (1.91%) git-flow
9 8 (1.91%) Jenkins
9 8 (1.91%) NUnit
9 8 (1.91%) Subversion
9 8 (1.91%) Visual Studio Team System
10 7 (1.67%) Bitbucket
11 6 (1.44%) TeamCity
12 3 (0.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 2 (0.48%) ER Studio
13 2 (0.48%) ERwin
13 2 (0.48%) Jasmine
General
1 104 (24.88%) Finance
2 22 (5.26%) Banking
3 12 (2.87%) Public Sector
4 11 (2.63%) Back Office
5 9 (2.15%) Retail
6 8 (1.91%) Games
7 6 (1.44%) Automotive
7 6 (1.44%) Manufacturing
8 5 (1.20%) Advertising
8 5 (1.20%) Local Government
8 5 (1.20%) Marketing
8 5 (1.20%) Telecoms
9 4 (0.96%) Electronics
9 4 (0.96%) Music Industry
10 3 (0.72%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.48%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.48%) Law
12 1 (0.24%) French Language
12 1 (0.24%) German Language
12 1 (0.24%) Legal
Job Titles
1 185 (44.26%) Developer
2 95 (22.73%) DBA
3 79 (18.90%) SQL DBA
4 55 (13.16%) .NET Developer
5 51 (12.20%) C# Developer
6 50 (11.96%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 50 (11.96%) SQL Developer
7 45 (10.77%) Analyst
8 44 (10.53%) Administrator
9 33 (7.89%) C# .NET Developer
10 29 (6.94%) SQL Server DBA
11 23 (5.50%) Senior Developer
12 21 (5.02%) Software Developer
13 17 (4.07%) Full Stack Developer
13 17 (4.07%) IT Manager
14 16 (3.83%) SQL Server Developer
15 15 (3.59%) Consultant
15 15 (3.59%) IT Engineer
15 15 (3.59%) Support Engineer
16 14 (3.35%) Business Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 153 (36.60%) .NET
2 57 (13.64%) .NET Framework
3 45 (10.77%) ASP.NET
4 44 (10.53%) CSS
5 39 (9.33%) .NET Core
5 39 (9.33%) XML
6 37 (8.85%) ASP.NET Web API
6 37 (8.85%) HTML
6 37 (8.85%) jQuery
7 36 (8.61%) WPF
8 33 (7.89%) Web Services
9 32 (7.66%) ASP.NET MVC
10 28 (6.70%) AngularJS
11 26 (6.22%) REST
12 22 (5.26%) WCF
13 21 (5.02%) Entity Framework
14 19 (4.55%) JSON
15 18 (4.31%) Ajax
16 16 (3.83%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 15 (3.59%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 42 (10.05%) Clustering
2 23 (5.50%) Enterprise Software
3 22 (5.26%) Data Centre
4 21 (5.02%) Analytical Skills
5 20 (4.78%) Replication
6 19 (4.55%) Fixed Income
6 19 (4.55%) Greenfield Project
7 17 (4.07%) Derivative
7 17 (4.07%) Hedge funds
7 17 (4.07%) OTC Derivatives
8 13 (3.11%) Reinsurance
9 12 (2.87%) User Experience
10 9 (2.15%) N-Tier
10 9 (2.15%) Self-Motivation
11 7 (1.67%) iPad
11 7 (1.67%) iPhone
11 7 (1.67%) LIMS
11 7 (1.67%) Smartphone
12 6 (1.44%) Private Cloud
13 5 (1.20%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 128 (30.62%) Windows
2 99 (23.68%) Windows Server
3 66 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012
4 36 (8.61%) Windows Server 2008
5 19 (4.55%) Windows 10
6 17 (4.07%) Windows 7
7 14 (3.35%) Windows Server 2003
8 11 (2.63%) Android
8 11 (2.63%) Linux
9 5 (1.20%) Windows XP
10 3 (0.72%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.24%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (28.71%) Business Intelligence
2 73 (17.46%) MVC
3 70 (16.75%) Agile Software Development
4 65 (15.55%) ETL
5 60 (14.35%) Migration
6 59 (14.11%) Performance Tuning
7 57 (13.64%) Disaster Recovery
8 56 (13.40%) Analytics
9 45 (10.77%) SDLC
10 40 (9.57%) Software Engineering
11 37 (8.85%) Continuous Integration
12 34 (8.13%) Unit Testing
13 33 (7.89%) DevOps
13 33 (7.89%) ITIL
14 28 (6.70%) Data Migration
14 28 (6.70%) Mentoring
15 26 (6.22%) Business Continuity
15 26 (6.22%) Scrum
16 24 (5.74%) Mathematics
16 24 (5.74%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 304 (72.73%) SQL
2 165 (39.47%) T-SQL
3 146 (34.93%) C#
4 71 (16.99%) PowerShell
5 60 (14.35%) JavaScript
6 16 (3.83%) PL/SQL
6 16 (3.83%) Python
6 16 (3.83%) VB.NET
7 15 (3.59%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 14 (3.35%) VBA
9 13 (3.11%) VB
10 11 (2.63%) R
11 7 (1.67%) Java
12 4 (0.96%) C
13 2 (0.48%) Bash Shell
13 2 (0.48%) VBScript
14 1 (0.24%) ES6
14 1 (0.24%) PHP
Qualifications
1 28 (6.70%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (4.78%) Degree
3 18 (4.31%) MCSA
4 12 (2.87%) MCSE
5 9 (2.15%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (1.44%) CCNA
7 5 (1.20%) MCITP
7 5 (1.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (0.72%) CCNP
8 3 (0.72%) MCP
9 2 (0.48%) CCAA
9 2 (0.48%) Citrix Certification
9 2 (0.48%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (0.48%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (0.48%) Master's Degree
9 2 (0.48%) MCTS
9 2 (0.48%) SC Cleared
9 2 (0.48%) Security Cleared
9 2 (0.48%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (5.26%) QA
2 9 (2.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (1.91%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.96%) SLA
5 2 (0.48%) PMO
6 1 (0.24%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 51 (12.20%) Active Directory
2 34 (8.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (5.50%) Hyper-V
3 23 (5.50%) XenApp
4 20 (4.78%) VMware ESXi
5 15 (3.59%) vSphere
6 7 (1.67%) BitLocker
6 7 (1.67%) XenDesktop
7 5 (1.20%) Forefront TMG
8 3 (0.72%) Docker
8 3 (0.72%) UAG
9 1 (0.24%) Firmware
9 1 (0.24%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.24%) LXC
9 1 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.24%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 20 (4.78%) Microsoft Clustering
2 19 (4.55%) SCCM
3 14 (3.35%) SCOM
4 8 (1.91%) Backup Exec
4 8 (1.91%) BMC PATROL
4 8 (1.91%) WSUS
5 5 (1.20%) FortiGate
6 3 (0.72%) Ansible
6 3 (0.72%) Dollar Universe
6 3 (0.72%) NetBackup
6 3 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (0.72%) Puppet
7 2 (0.48%) SCVMM
7 2 (0.48%) SQL Sentry
8 1 (0.24%) CloudHub
8 1 (0.24%) Failover Clustering
8 1 (0.24%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.24%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.24%) Terraform
Vendors
1 172 (41.15%) Microsoft
2 48 (11.48%) VMware
3 39 (9.33%) Citrix
4 32 (7.66%) Oracle
5 30 (7.18%) Cisco
6 25 (5.98%) Tableau
7 22 (5.26%) HP
8 18 (4.31%) iManage
9 17 (4.07%) DevExpress
10 16 (3.83%) Avaya
11 15 (3.59%) Google
12 12 (2.87%) Dell
13 9 (2.15%) CheckPoint
13 9 (2.15%) IBM
13 9 (2.15%) NetApp
13 9 (2.15%) ServiceNow
14 8 (1.91%) BMC
14 8 (1.91%) Symantec
14 8 (1.91%) Talend
14 8 (1.91%) Teradata