Period
to 16 August 2017

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 16 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server 2014
UK
6 months to
16 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 253 200 231
Rank change year-on-year -53 +31 +507
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2014 2440 3355 3215
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.38% 1.69% 1.48%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 4.49% 5.64% 4.66%
Number of salaries quoted 2270 3224 3112
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £71,250 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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

Database & Business Intelligence Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 54300 59449 69004
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 30.73% 30.02% 31.76%
Number of salaries quoted 45181 50756 58239
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% +2.27%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% -

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 16 August 2017.

Salary histogram for SQL Server 2014 in the UK

SQL Server 2014
Top 15 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 16 August 2017. 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 -55 2341 £45,000 - 122
UK excluding London -43 1344 £42,500 - 70
London -41 1065 £55,000 - 54
North of England -47 484 £40,000 - 27
North West -45 315 £40,000 - 15
South East -84 306 £42,500 - 14
Midlands -19 193 £45,000 +12.50% 10
East of England +22 183 £55,000 +22.22% 7
Yorkshire -15 142 £42,500 +6.25% 11
West Midlands +26 132 £45,000 +12.50% 7
South West -17 108 £40,000 - 9
East Midlands -51 61 £42,500 - 3
Scotland +40 58 £40,000 -15.79% 3
North East -11 27 £40,000 - 1
Wales -5 12 £35,000 +7.69%

For the 6 months to 16 August 2017, IT jobs citing SQL Server 2014 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for SQL Server 2014.

1 2440 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1560 (63.93%) .NET
3 1547 (63.40%) C#
4 1438 (58.93%) Agile Software Development
5 1239 (50.78%) MVC
6 1232 (50.49%) ASP.NET
7 1124 (46.07%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1081 (44.30%) TDD
9 1054 (43.20%) SQL
10 985 (40.37%) Web Application Development
11 970 (39.75%) ASP.NET MVC 5
12 841 (34.47%) Microsoft
13 795 (32.58%) BDD
14 770 (31.56%) WCF
15 649 (26.60%) SQL Server 2012
16 647 (26.52%) ASP.NET Web API
17 636 (26.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 633 (25.94%) RESTful
19 629 (25.78%) T-SQL
20 622 (25.49%) Scrum
21 602 (24.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
22 562 (23.03%) Business Intelligence
23 494 (20.25%) .NET Framework
24 485 (19.88%) WPF
25 479 (19.63%) AngularJS
26 468 (19.18%) Finance
27 459 (18.81%) Windows
28 451 (18.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
29 440 (18.03%) Node.js
30 436 (17.87%) Data Warehouse

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
1 155 (6.35%) SharePoint
2 124 (5.08%) IIS
3 114 (4.67%) BizTalk Server
4 105 (4.30%) Elasticsearch
5 97 (3.98%) SharePoint 2013
6 67 (2.75%) MS Exchange
7 37 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2010
8 35 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2013
9 24 (0.98%) Tomcat
10 23 (0.94%) CMS
11 19 (0.78%) Skype for Business
12 17 (0.70%) SharePoint 2010
13 16 (0.66%) SAS
14 14 (0.57%) Umbraco
15 13 (0.53%) Apache
15 13 (0.53%) EPiServer
16 10 (0.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 10 (0.41%) Confluence
16 10 (0.41%) SharePoint Server
17 6 (0.25%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 71 (2.91%) Microsoft Office
2 70 (2.87%) Microsoft Excel
3 18 (0.74%) MS Visio
4 9 (0.37%) HipChat
5 6 (0.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 4 (0.16%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.16%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.041%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 16 (0.66%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 13 (0.53%) Endur
3 11 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
4 8 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
5 4 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.12%) Misys Equation
7 2 (0.082%) Cognos TM1
7 2 (0.082%) Magento
7 2 (0.082%) SAP Business One
8 1 (0.041%) Adobe Campaign
8 1 (0.041%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.041%) FastStats PeopleStage
8 1 (0.041%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
8 1 (0.041%) Oracle ERP
8 1 (0.041%) SAP BPC
8 1 (0.041%) Unica
8 1 (0.041%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 377 (15.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 169 (6.93%) Amazon AWS
3 70 (2.87%) Google Play
4 44 (1.80%) Office 365
4 44 (1.80%) SaaS
5 21 (0.86%) GitHub
6 19 (0.78%) IaaS
7 10 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (0.16%) Basecamp
9 3 (0.12%) PaaS
10 2 (0.082%) BlueKai
10 2 (0.082%) Mimecast
10 2 (0.082%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 1 (0.041%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.041%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.041%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.041%) Azure Data Factory
11 1 (0.041%) Data Lake Analytics
11 1 (0.041%) Dynamics 365
11 1 (0.041%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 247 (10.12%) Internet
2 53 (2.17%) DNS
3 47 (1.93%) Firewall
4 41 (1.68%) SAN
5 40 (1.64%) DHCP
6 36 (1.48%) TCP/IP
7 32 (1.31%) Intranet
8 28 (1.15%) Broadband
9 19 (0.78%) Cisco ASA
9 19 (0.78%) LAN
9 19 (0.78%) WAN
10 16 (0.66%) Ethernet
10 16 (0.66%) RS-232
11 13 (0.53%) VLAN
12 12 (0.49%) SSL
12 12 (0.49%) VPN
13 11 (0.45%) NAS
14 9 (0.37%) HTTP
15 8 (0.33%) VoIP
16 6 (0.25%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2440 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 649 (26.60%) SQL Server 2012
3 636 (26.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 602 (24.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 451 (18.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 436 (17.87%) Data Warehouse
7 406 (16.64%) SQL Server 2008
8 396 (16.23%) NoSQL
9 365 (14.96%) SQL Server 2016
10 212 (8.69%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 204 (8.36%) MongoDB
12 188 (7.70%) SQL Server 2005
13 115 (4.71%) Power BI
14 96 (3.93%) Relational Database
15 64 (2.62%) MySQL
16 54 (2.21%) SQL Server 2000
17 53 (2.17%) QlikView
17 53 (2.17%) RavenDB
18 47 (1.93%) OLAP
18 47 (1.93%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 390 (15.98%) Git (software)
2 352 (14.43%) NUnit
3 308 (12.62%) Rhino Mocks
4 243 (9.96%) Moq
5 176 (7.21%) Visual Studio
6 165 (6.76%) TeamCity
7 156 (6.39%) Team Foundation Server
8 135 (5.53%) Subversion
9 98 (4.02%) MSTest
10 36 (1.48%) Jenkins
10 36 (1.48%) JIRA
11 28 (1.15%) Maven
12 27 (1.11%) Octopus Deploy
13 25 (1.02%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 23 (0.94%) NuGet
15 16 (0.66%) Microsoft Blend
15 16 (0.66%) MSI
15 16 (0.66%) WiX
16 11 (0.45%) Bitbucket
17 9 (0.37%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 468 (19.18%) Finance
2 288 (11.80%) Games
3 153 (6.27%) Banking
4 140 (5.74%) Marketing
5 102 (4.18%) Advertising
6 66 (2.70%) Investment Banking
7 53 (2.17%) Retail
8 51 (2.09%) Telecoms
9 50 (2.05%) Front Office
10 32 (1.31%) Music Industry
11 30 (1.23%) Legal
12 27 (1.11%) Financial Institution
13 21 (0.86%) Manufacturing
14 20 (0.82%) Law
15 18 (0.74%) Publishing
16 16 (0.66%) Electronics
17 13 (0.53%) Automotive
18 2 (0.082%) Back Office
18 2 (0.082%) Local Government
18 2 (0.082%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 1811 (74.22%) Developer
2 1275 (52.25%) .NET Developer
3 669 (27.42%) C# Developer
4 573 (23.48%) C# .NET Developer
5 346 (14.18%) ASP.NET Developer
6 345 (14.14%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 330 (13.52%) SQL Developer
8 268 (10.98%) DBA
9 232 (9.51%) SQL DBA
10 224 (9.18%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 218 (8.93%) Agile Developer
12 208 (8.52%) SQL Server Developer
13 206 (8.44%) Agile .NET Developer
14 205 (8.40%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 188 (7.70%) Agile C# Developer
16 133 (5.45%) Junior
17 129 (5.29%) Administrator
17 129 (5.29%) SQL BI Developer
18 126 (5.16%) Junior Developer
19 125 (5.12%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1560 (63.93%) .NET
2 1232 (50.49%) ASP.NET
3 1124 (46.07%) ASP.NET MVC
4 970 (39.75%) ASP.NET MVC 5
5 770 (31.56%) WCF
6 647 (26.52%) ASP.NET Web API
7 633 (25.94%) RESTful
8 494 (20.25%) .NET Framework
9 485 (19.88%) WPF
10 479 (19.63%) AngularJS
11 440 (18.03%) Node.js
12 406 (16.64%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 374 (15.33%) KnockoutJS
14 364 (14.92%) HTML
15 338 (13.85%) Entity Framework
16 320 (13.11%) NHibernate
17 318 (13.03%) CSS
18 257 (10.53%) LINQ
19 222 (9.10%) HTML5
20 211 (8.65%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 274 (11.23%) Greenfield Project
2 173 (7.09%) Enterprise Software
3 120 (4.92%) Replication
4 88 (3.61%) BBC
4 88 (3.61%) Social Media
5 84 (3.44%) Clustering
6 83 (3.40%) Social Network
7 81 (3.32%) Mobile App
8 76 (3.11%) Computer Science
9 75 (3.07%) Analytical Skills
9 75 (3.07%) Fintech
10 70 (2.87%) iPhone
11 65 (2.66%) Tandem
12 61 (2.50%) Client/Server
13 47 (1.93%) Digital TV
14 35 (1.43%) Data Structures
15 28 (1.15%) User Experience
16 23 (0.94%) Management Information System
17 20 (0.82%) Data Protection Act
18 16 (0.66%) Industrial Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 459 (18.81%) Windows
2 194 (7.95%) Windows Server
3 157 (6.43%) Windows Server 2012
4 108 (4.43%) Windows Server 2008
5 89 (3.65%) Linux
6 73 (2.99%) Android
7 46 (1.89%) Windows 10
8 41 (1.68%) Windows 7
9 31 (1.27%) Unix
10 19 (0.78%) Windows 8
11 16 (0.66%) Mac OS
11 16 (0.66%) Windows Embedded Compact
12 13 (0.53%) Windows Server 2003
13 9 (0.37%) Windows 2000 Server
14 7 (0.29%) Ubuntu
15 4 (0.16%) Windows XP
16 3 (0.12%) Apple iOS
17 2 (0.082%) MVS
17 2 (0.082%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 2 (0.082%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 1438 (58.93%) Agile Software Development
2 1239 (50.78%) MVC
3 1081 (44.30%) TDD
4 985 (40.37%) Web Application Development
5 795 (32.58%) BDD
6 622 (25.49%) Scrum
7 562 (23.03%) Business Intelligence
8 405 (16.60%) Kanban
9 346 (14.18%) Dependency Injection
10 313 (12.83%) OO
11 239 (9.80%) Performance Tuning
12 211 (8.65%) ETL
13 210 (8.61%) Continuous Integration
14 161 (6.60%) High Availability
15 152 (6.23%) MVVM
16 139 (5.70%) Web Development
17 136 (5.57%) Multithreading
18 129 (5.29%) Migration
19 121 (4.96%) Domain-Driven Design
20 116 (4.75%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 1547 (63.40%) C#
2 1054 (43.20%) SQL
3 629 (25.78%) T-SQL
4 412 (16.89%) JavaScript
5 408 (16.72%) Ruby
6 136 (5.57%) VB.NET
7 122 (5.00%) VB
8 121 (4.96%) PowerShell
9 103 (4.22%) F#
10 54 (2.21%) Java
11 53 (2.17%) C++
12 37 (1.52%) C
13 32 (1.31%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 26 (1.07%) VBA
15 23 (0.94%) PL/SQL
16 18 (0.74%) Perl
17 16 (0.66%) Shell Script
17 16 (0.66%) XAML
18 14 (0.57%) ES6
19 13 (0.53%) Python
Qualifications
1 179 (7.34%) Microsoft Certification
2 133 (5.45%) Degree
3 59 (2.42%) MCTS
4 51 (2.09%) MCITP
5 42 (1.72%) MCP
6 38 (1.56%) MCSE
7 35 (1.43%) MCSA
7 35 (1.43%) Security Cleared
8 29 (1.19%) MCSD
9 27 (1.11%) SC Cleared
10 24 (0.98%) MCAD
11 21 (0.86%) Computer Science Degree
12 17 (0.70%) CCNA
12 17 (0.70%) Cisco Certification
13 15 (0.61%) OCP
13 15 (0.61%) Oracle Certification
14 12 (0.49%) CCNP
14 12 (0.49%) ITIL Certification
15 8 (0.33%) PMI Certification
15 8 (0.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (1.02%) SLA
2 23 (0.94%) Data Quality
2 23 (0.94%) QA
3 20 (0.82%) GDPR
3 20 (0.82%) PCI DSS
4 6 (0.25%) MiFID
5 3 (0.12%) COBIT
5 3 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.082%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.041%) EMIR
7 1 (0.041%) NEBOSH
System Software
1 133 (5.45%) Active Directory
2 55 (2.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 47 (1.93%) Hyper-V
4 22 (0.90%) XenApp
5 20 (0.82%) Virtual Machines
6 18 (0.74%) vSphere
7 12 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
8 10 (0.41%) XenDesktop
9 7 (0.29%) Microsoft App-V
10 4 (0.16%) VMware NSX
11 2 (0.082%) UAG
11 2 (0.082%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (0.082%) XenServer
12 1 (0.041%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 1 (0.041%) Docker
Systems Management
1 103 (4.22%) Kibana
2 58 (2.38%) WSUS
3 53 (2.17%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 29 (1.19%) SCOM
5 25 (1.02%) SCCM
6 22 (0.90%) Ansible
7 16 (0.66%) Microsoft Clustering
8 15 (0.61%) Data Guard
8 15 (0.61%) Oracle RMAN
9 13 (0.53%) Failover Clustering
10 9 (0.37%) Perfmon
11 8 (0.33%) Opscode Chef
11 8 (0.33%) Puppet
12 7 (0.29%) HP Quality Center
12 7 (0.29%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 7 (0.29%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 6 (0.25%) SCOrch
14 5 (0.20%) Backup Exec
15 4 (0.16%) BMC PATROL
15 4 (0.16%) vRealize
Vendors
1 841 (34.47%) Microsoft
2 210 (8.61%) Google
3 206 (8.44%) Facebook
4 111 (4.55%) Oracle
5 90 (3.69%) Apple
6 89 (3.65%) VMware
7 88 (3.61%) Sony
7 88 (3.61%) Yahoo!
8 55 (2.25%) Cisco
9 44 (1.80%) Twitter
10 43 (1.76%) SAP
11 36 (1.48%) Citrix
12 35 (1.43%) Tableau
13 23 (0.94%) Cognos
13 23 (0.94%) HP
14 21 (0.86%) Sybase
15 14 (0.57%) Salesforce.com
16 13 (0.53%) OpenLink
16 13 (0.53%) RedGate
16 13 (0.53%) Sitecore