Period
to 31 March 2020

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 31 March 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server 2014
UK
6 months to
31 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 677 612 296
Rank change year-on-year -65 -316 -109
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2014 318 580 1,985
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.27% 0.39% 1.12%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.01% 1.38% 3.65%
Number of salaries quoted 257 540 2,062
Median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £33,750 £33,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £76,375 £72,500 £68,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,250
% change year-on-year - +1.69% +10.63%

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 31,477 42,017 54,340
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 26.69% 28.40% 30.66%
Number of salaries quoted 25,706 34,540 45,461
Median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

SQL Server 2014
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server 2014 in the UK

SQL Server 2014
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing SQL Server 2014.

Salary trend for SQL Server 2014 in the UK

SQL Server 2014
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing SQL Server 2014 over the 6 months to 31 March 2020.

Salary histogram for SQL Server 2014 in the UK

SQL Server 2014
Top 16 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 31 March 2020. 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 -62 304 £50,000 -2.91% 31
UK excluding London +7 196 £45,000 - 29
London -58 117 £56,757 -5.41% 3
North of England +68 76 £45,000 +15.38% 11
North West +51 53 £45,000 +25.00% 5
South East +17 42 £37,500 -16.67% 6
Midlands -2 36 £42,500 +6.25% 3
East Midlands +22 30 £42,500 -5.56% 1
Yorkshire +41 23 £50,000 +14.29% 4
South West +32 21 £45,000 -31.03% 4
East of England +39 12 £47,500 +5.56% 4
Work from Home -27 9 £45,000 -30.77% 3
Wales -3 7 £35,000 -30.00% 1
West Midlands -8 6 £37,500 - 2
Scotland +24 1 - -
Isle of Man - 1 £37,500 -

For the 6 months to 31 March 2020, 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.

1 318 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 236 (74.21%) SQL
3 158 (49.69%) Microsoft
4 143 (44.97%) SQL Server 2016
5 130 (40.88%) SQL Server 2012
6 112 (35.22%) Azure
7 106 (33.33%) C#
8 100 (31.45%) T-SQL
9 94 (29.56%) .NET
10 85 (26.73%) SQL Server 2008
11 83 (26.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 80 (25.16%) Windows
13 73 (22.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 72 (22.64%) Performance Tuning
15 65 (20.44%) Finance
16 57 (17.92%) Business Intelligence
16 57 (17.92%) SQL Server 2017
17 55 (17.30%) DevOps
17 55 (17.30%) Windows Server 2012
18 54 (16.98%) Windows Server
19 51 (16.04%) JavaScript
20 50 (15.72%) CSS
20 50 (15.72%) Git (software)
21 49 (15.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
21 49 (15.41%) ASP.NET
21 49 (15.41%) MVC
22 48 (15.09%) Agile Software Development
23 47 (14.78%) Oracle
23 47 (14.78%) Data Warehouse
23 47 (14.78%) PowerShell

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 18 (5.66%) Exchange Server 2013
2 16 (5.03%) IIS
3 13 (4.09%) MS Exchange
4 12 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (1.89%) Elasticsearch
6 5 (1.57%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.63%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.63%) CMS
7 2 (0.63%) Skype for Business
7 2 (0.63%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.31%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 16 (5.03%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (2.20%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (1.57%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 15 (4.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.31%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 112 (35.22%) Azure
2 38 (11.95%) Office 365
3 31 (9.75%) AWS
4 23 (7.23%) Power Platform
5 15 (4.72%) Dynamics 365
6 14 (4.40%) Cloud Computing
7 8 (2.52%) IaaS
7 8 (2.52%) SaaS
8 5 (1.57%) PaaS
9 4 (1.26%) GCP
10 3 (0.94%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 3 (0.94%) GitHub
11 2 (0.63%) Azure Active Directory
11 2 (0.63%) Mimecast
11 2 (0.63%) npm
11 2 (0.63%) Yarn
12 1 (0.31%) Amazon SQS
12 1 (0.31%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 25 (7.86%) Firewall
2 18 (5.66%) VPN
3 17 (5.35%) SAN
4 16 (5.03%) NetScaler
5 9 (2.83%) DNS
5 9 (2.83%) Network Security
6 8 (2.52%) LAN
7 6 (1.89%) DHCP
7 6 (1.89%) TCP/IP
8 5 (1.57%) FTP
8 5 (1.57%) WAN
9 3 (0.94%) Fibre Channel
9 3 (0.94%) Internet
9 3 (0.94%) iSCSI
9 3 (0.94%) NAS
9 3 (0.94%) VoIP
10 2 (0.63%) HTTPS
10 2 (0.63%) Remote Desktop
10 2 (0.63%) Skype
10 2 (0.63%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 318 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 143 (44.97%) SQL Server 2016
3 130 (40.88%) SQL Server 2012
4 85 (26.73%) SQL Server 2008
5 83 (26.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 73 (22.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 57 (17.92%) SQL Server 2017
8 49 (15.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 47 (14.78%) Data Warehouse
10 31 (9.75%) Relational Database
11 29 (9.12%) MySQL
11 29 (9.12%) Oracle Database
12 25 (7.86%) SQL Server 2005
13 23 (7.23%) Power BI
13 23 (7.23%) RDBMS
14 22 (6.92%) SSDT
15 13 (4.09%) MongoDB
16 11 (3.46%) SQL Server 2000
17 10 (3.14%) Big Data
18 7 (2.20%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 50 (15.72%) Git (software)
2 30 (9.43%) JIRA
3 22 (6.92%) Selenium
4 18 (5.66%) SoapUI
5 16 (5.03%) Visual Studio
6 11 (3.46%) Team Foundation Server
7 8 (2.52%) NUnit
8 5 (1.57%) Jasmine
9 3 (0.94%) Octopus Deploy
9 3 (0.94%) SpecFlow
10 2 (0.63%) AccuRev
10 2 (0.63%) Maven
10 2 (0.63%) Postman
10 2 (0.63%) Rhino Mocks
10 2 (0.63%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 1 (0.31%) Jenkins
11 1 (0.31%) JUnit
11 1 (0.31%) TeamCity
General
1 65 (20.44%) Finance
2 14 (4.40%) Retail
3 13 (4.09%) Back Office
3 13 (4.09%) Banking
4 11 (3.46%) Law
5 5 (1.57%) Investment Banking
5 5 (1.57%) Legal
5 5 (1.57%) Marketing
6 4 (1.26%) Automotive
7 3 (0.94%) Public Sector
8 2 (0.63%) iGaming
9 1 (0.31%) Electronics
9 1 (0.31%) Front Office
9 1 (0.31%) Games
9 1 (0.31%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.31%) Publishing
9 1 (0.31%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 126 (39.62%) Developer
2 93 (29.25%) DBA
3 74 (23.27%) SQL DBA
4 48 (15.09%) SQL Developer
5 45 (14.15%) Administrator
5 45 (14.15%) C# Developer
6 44 (13.84%) .NET Developer
7 32 (10.06%) Analyst
8 26 (8.18%) C# .NET Developer
9 22 (6.92%) Database Analyst
9 22 (6.92%) Full Stack Developer
10 21 (6.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 21 (6.60%) SQL Server DBA
11 17 (5.35%) Systems Engineer
12 14 (4.40%) Applications Developer
12 14 (4.40%) Senior Developer
12 14 (4.40%) Technical Engineer
13 13 (4.09%) CRM Developer
13 13 (4.09%) Dynamics CRM Developer
13 13 (4.09%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (29.56%) .NET
2 50 (15.72%) CSS
3 49 (15.41%) ASP.NET
4 42 (13.21%) jQuery
5 37 (11.64%) ASP.NET MVC
5 37 (11.64%) Web Services
6 35 (11.01%) .NET Framework
7 33 (10.38%) HTML
8 31 (9.75%) AngularJS
9 26 (8.18%) ASP.NET Web API
10 25 (7.86%) Ajax
10 25 (7.86%) RESTful
10 25 (7.86%) XML
11 24 (7.55%) React
12 23 (7.23%) REST
12 23 (7.23%) WCF
13 22 (6.92%) .NET Core
14 21 (6.60%) Entity Framework
15 17 (5.35%) Middleware
15 17 (5.35%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 23 (7.23%) Greenfield Project
2 20 (6.29%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (5.97%) Clustering
3 19 (5.97%) Data Centre
4 14 (4.40%) Management Information System
4 14 (4.40%) NHS
4 14 (4.40%) Replication
5 12 (3.77%) CMDB
6 11 (3.46%) Enterprise Software
7 9 (2.83%) Reinsurance
8 7 (2.20%) Hedge funds
8 7 (2.20%) Self-Motivation
9 4 (1.26%) User Experience
10 3 (0.94%) Data Structures
10 3 (0.94%) Fixed Income
10 3 (0.94%) N-Tier
10 3 (0.94%) Social Media
11 2 (0.63%) EPoS
11 2 (0.63%) PKI
11 2 (0.63%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 80 (25.16%) Windows
2 55 (17.30%) Windows Server 2012
3 54 (16.98%) Windows Server
4 28 (8.81%) Windows Server 2016
5 27 (8.49%) Linux
6 19 (5.97%) Windows Server 2008
7 16 (5.03%) Windows 10
8 11 (3.46%) Windows Server 2019
9 8 (2.52%) Windows 7
10 6 (1.89%) Solaris
10 6 (1.89%) Unix
11 4 (1.26%) Android
11 4 (1.26%) Apple iOS
11 4 (1.26%) HPUX
12 3 (0.94%) CentOS
12 3 (0.94%) Oracle Linux
12 3 (0.94%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.31%) AIX
14 1 (0.31%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (22.64%) Performance Tuning
2 57 (17.92%) Business Intelligence
3 55 (17.30%) DevOps
4 49 (15.41%) MVC
5 48 (15.09%) Agile Software Development
6 42 (13.21%) Problem-Solving
7 39 (12.26%) High Availability
8 33 (10.38%) Migration
9 32 (10.06%) Scrum
10 31 (9.75%) Server Management
11 28 (8.81%) ETL
11 28 (8.81%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 27 (8.49%) Project Management
13 25 (7.86%) Change Management
13 25 (7.86%) Test Automation
13 25 (7.86%) Unit Testing
14 23 (7.23%) Data Modelling
14 23 (7.23%) Disaster Recovery
14 23 (7.23%) Service Delivery
15 22 (6.92%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 236 (74.21%) SQL
2 106 (33.33%) C#
3 100 (31.45%) T-SQL
4 51 (16.04%) JavaScript
5 47 (14.78%) PowerShell
6 21 (6.60%) Python
7 15 (4.72%) Bash Shell
8 12 (3.77%) VB
9 11 (3.46%) Shell Script
10 10 (3.14%) TypeScript
11 9 (2.83%) PHP
11 9 (2.83%) PHP 5
11 9 (2.83%) VB.NET
12 8 (2.52%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 6 (1.89%) PL/SQL
13 6 (1.89%) VBScript
14 4 (1.26%) Java
14 4 (1.26%) VB6
15 3 (0.94%) Perl
16 2 (0.63%) VBA
Qualifications
1 32 (10.06%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (5.66%) Oracle Certification
3 17 (5.35%) MCSA
4 16 (5.03%) MCSE
5 10 (3.14%) Degree
6 7 (2.20%) CCNA
6 7 (2.20%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (1.89%) MCP
7 6 (1.89%) SC Cleared
7 6 (1.89%) Security Cleared
8 5 (1.57%) MCITP
8 5 (1.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 4 (1.26%) MCDBA
9 4 (1.26%) OCP
10 2 (0.63%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (0.63%) PCI QSA
11 1 (0.31%) CCNP
11 1 (0.31%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 1 (0.31%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.72%) QA
2 9 (2.83%) SLA
3 7 (2.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.63%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (0.63%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 2 (0.63%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.63%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.31%) GDPR
5 1 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 35 (11.01%) VMware Infrastructure
2 32 (10.06%) Active Directory
3 19 (5.97%) XenApp
3 19 (5.97%) XenDesktop
4 18 (5.66%) vSphere
5 17 (5.35%) Hyper-V
6 7 (2.20%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (1.89%) Docker
8 5 (1.57%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (0.94%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 3 (0.94%) Forefront TMG
9 3 (0.94%) ISA Server
10 2 (0.63%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (0.63%) UAG
10 2 (0.63%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.31%) Citrix Hypervisor
Systems Management
1 15 (4.72%) Backup Exec
2 10 (3.14%) Norton AntiVirus
3 9 (2.83%) Ansible
3 9 (2.83%) Puppet
4 8 (2.52%) Terraform
5 6 (1.89%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (1.57%) Kubernetes
7 4 (1.26%) McAfee ePO
8 3 (0.94%) Data Guard
8 3 (0.94%) Nagios
8 3 (0.94%) Oracle RMAN
8 3 (0.94%) SCCM
8 3 (0.94%) WSUS
9 2 (0.63%) FortiGate
9 2 (0.63%) HP Data Protector
9 2 (0.63%) Microsoft Clustering
10 1 (0.31%) Ambari
10 1 (0.31%) Hadoop YARN
10 1 (0.31%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 158 (49.69%) Microsoft
2 47 (14.78%) Oracle
3 45 (14.15%) VMware
4 28 (8.81%) Cisco
4 28 (8.81%) Citrix
5 27 (8.49%) HP
6 18 (5.66%) Dell
7 16 (5.03%) NetApp
7 16 (5.03%) Veeam
8 14 (4.40%) McAfee
9 13 (4.09%) Tableau
10 12 (3.77%) CommVault
10 12 (3.77%) EqualLogic
10 12 (3.77%) Juniper
10 12 (3.77%) Palo Alto
10 12 (3.77%) Symantec
11 10 (3.14%) Sophos
12 8 (2.52%) Telerik
13 7 (2.20%) RedGate
13 7 (2.20%) SAP