Period
to 18 October 2018

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 18 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server 2014
UK
6 months to
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 533 270 199
Rank change year-on-year -263 -71 +20
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2014 827 2,291 3,277
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.50% 1.31% 1.71%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.70% 4.30% 5.77%
Number of salaries quoted 706 2,097 3,150
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +3.45%
10th Percentile £34,125 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £68,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 48,515 53,283 56,804
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 29.49% 30.47% 29.63%
Number of salaries quoted 39,573 43,795 48,349
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%

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 18 October 2018.

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 18 October 2018. 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 -261 792 £50,000 +5.26% 106
UK excluding London -248 423 £45,000 +5.88% 76
London -205 391 £58,500 +6.36% 40
North of England -156 135 £46,000 +15.00% 21
South East -147 84 £45,000 +5.88% 15
North West -131 79 £47,500 +18.75% 13
Midlands -67 78 £40,500 -10.00% 21
South West -49 68 £47,500 +11.76% 6
Yorkshire -38 44 £45,000 +2.27% 7
West Midlands -34 40 £42,500 -5.56% 8
East of England -97 39 £55,000 - 3
East Midlands -40 38 £40,000 -5.88% 13
North East -8 12 £55,000 +48.65% 1
Scotland -33 12 £43,500 +8.75% 5
Wales -8 7 £40,000 +10.34% 4
Northern Ireland +9 2 £61,250 +36.11% 1

For the 6 months to 18 October 2018, 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.

1 827 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 608 (73.52%) SQL
3 433 (52.36%) Microsoft
4 363 (43.89%) SQL Server 2012
5 354 (42.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 345 (41.72%) T-SQL
7 314 (37.97%) SQL Server 2016
8 312 (37.73%) Agile Software Development
9 295 (35.67%) .NET
9 295 (35.67%) C#
10 269 (32.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 262 (31.68%) Finance
12 242 (29.26%) Business Intelligence
13 238 (28.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 236 (28.54%) Microsoft Azure
15 218 (26.36%) SQL Server 2008
16 196 (23.70%) Data Warehouse
17 189 (22.85%) ASP.NET
18 160 (19.35%) Windows
19 153 (18.50%) Performance Tuning
20 151 (18.26%) MVC
21 141 (17.05%) ASP.NET Web API
22 134 (16.20%) ETL
23 129 (15.60%) JavaScript
24 128 (15.48%) Visual Studio
25 123 (14.87%) Degree
26 122 (14.75%) .NET Framework
27 117 (14.15%) WCF
28 113 (13.66%) Web Services
29 104 (12.58%) ASP.NET MVC

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 50 (6.05%) IIS
2 31 (3.75%) MS Exchange
3 28 (3.39%) SharePoint
4 18 (2.18%) Exchange Server 2010
5 14 (1.69%) Tomcat
6 12 (1.45%) WebSphere
7 11 (1.33%) BizTalk Server
8 10 (1.21%) Elasticsearch
9 9 (1.09%) SharePoint 2010
10 7 (0.85%) Apache
10 7 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2013
10 7 (0.85%) JBoss
10 7 (0.85%) WebLogic
11 6 (0.73%) Apache Spark
11 6 (0.73%) CMS
11 6 (0.73%) IBM Notes
11 6 (0.73%) Skype for Business
12 5 (0.60%) Liferay
12 5 (0.60%) NServiceBus
13 3 (0.36%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 42 (5.08%) Microsoft Excel
2 22 (2.66%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (0.73%) InfoPath
4 4 (0.48%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 16 (1.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.97%) Remedy ITSM
3 5 (0.60%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.48%) Dynamics NAV
4 4 (0.48%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (0.48%) Oracle EBS R12
4 4 (0.48%) Unit4 Business World
5 3 (0.36%) Infor M3
6 2 (0.24%) Elite 3E
7 1 (0.12%) Endur
7 1 (0.12%) Magento
7 1 (0.12%) Markit EDM
7 1 (0.12%) Sage 200
7 1 (0.12%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 236 (28.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 95 (11.49%) Amazon AWS
3 28 (3.39%) Cloud Computing
4 27 (3.26%) Office 365
5 25 (3.02%) Azure Data Factory
6 21 (2.54%) SaaS
7 10 (1.21%) Dynamics 365
8 9 (1.09%) PaaS
9 8 (0.97%) Google Cloud Platform
9 8 (0.97%) IaaS
10 6 (0.73%) Amazon S3
10 6 (0.73%) GitHub
10 6 (0.73%) npm
11 5 (0.60%) Amazon SQS
11 5 (0.60%) Yarn
12 4 (0.48%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 4 (0.48%) Amazon EC2
12 4 (0.48%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 2 (0.24%) Google Analytics
13 2 (0.24%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 55 (6.65%) SAN
2 38 (4.59%) DNS
3 35 (4.23%) DHCP
4 24 (2.90%) Internet
4 24 (2.90%) TCP/IP
5 23 (2.78%) Firewall
6 18 (2.18%) WAN
7 13 (1.57%) Network Security
7 13 (1.57%) SSH
8 10 (1.21%) VPN
9 9 (1.09%) LAN
10 8 (0.97%) FTP
10 8 (0.97%) HTTP
10 8 (0.97%) NAS
10 8 (0.97%) SMTP
11 7 (0.85%) Fibre Channel
11 7 (0.85%) NetScaler
12 6 (0.73%) iSCSI
12 6 (0.73%) Skype
12 6 (0.73%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 827 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 363 (43.89%) SQL Server 2012
3 354 (42.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 314 (37.97%) SQL Server 2016
5 269 (32.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 238 (28.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 218 (26.36%) SQL Server 2008
8 196 (23.70%) Data Warehouse
9 96 (11.61%) Relational Database
10 79 (9.55%) NoSQL
11 77 (9.31%) Power BI
12 66 (7.98%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 62 (7.50%) Oracle Database
14 41 (4.96%) MongoDB
15 40 (4.84%) RDBMS
16 37 (4.47%) OLTP
17 34 (4.11%) Azure SQL Database
17 34 (4.11%) OLAP
18 32 (3.87%) SQL Server 2005
19 30 (3.63%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 128 (15.48%) Visual Studio
2 81 (9.79%) Git (software)
3 79 (9.55%) Team Foundation Server
4 31 (3.75%) JIRA
5 26 (3.14%) NUnit
6 23 (2.78%) Visual Studio Team System
7 16 (1.93%) TeamCity
8 15 (1.81%) Selenium
9 10 (1.21%) Jenkins
10 9 (1.09%) MSTest
10 9 (1.09%) Octopus Deploy
11 8 (0.97%) Toad
12 7 (0.85%) Jasmine
13 6 (0.73%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 5 (0.60%) Bitbucket
14 5 (0.60%) Cucumber
14 5 (0.60%) JMeter
14 5 (0.60%) Maven
14 5 (0.60%) Subversion
15 3 (0.36%) JUnit
General
1 262 (31.68%) Finance
2 84 (10.16%) Banking
3 42 (5.08%) Advertising
4 38 (4.59%) Retail
5 30 (3.63%) Marketing
6 27 (3.26%) Investment Banking
7 20 (2.42%) Telecoms
8 19 (2.30%) Back Office
9 15 (1.81%) Automotive
10 7 (0.85%) Games
11 6 (0.73%) Manufacturing
12 5 (0.60%) Front Office
12 5 (0.60%) Retail Banking
13 4 (0.48%) Financial Institution
14 2 (0.24%) Electronics
14 2 (0.24%) German Language
14 2 (0.24%) Law
14 2 (0.24%) Legal
15 1 (0.12%) French Language
15 1 (0.12%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 416 (50.30%) Developer
2 175 (21.16%) DBA
3 157 (18.98%) SQL DBA
4 155 (18.74%) SQL Developer
5 128 (15.48%) .NET Developer
6 106 (12.82%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 96 (11.61%) C# Developer
8 76 (9.19%) SQL Server DBA
9 64 (7.74%) Administrator
9 64 (7.74%) C# .NET Developer
10 62 (7.50%) SQL Server Developer
11 61 (7.38%) Senior Developer
12 60 (7.26%) Analyst
13 56 (6.77%) SQL BI Developer
14 42 (5.08%) Software Developer
15 39 (4.72%) Architect
16 35 (4.23%) Data Warehouse Developer
16 35 (4.23%) SSIS Developer
17 34 (4.11%) Consultant
18 33 (3.99%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 295 (35.67%) .NET
2 189 (22.85%) ASP.NET
3 141 (17.05%) ASP.NET Web API
4 122 (14.75%) .NET Framework
5 117 (14.15%) WCF
6 113 (13.66%) Web Services
7 104 (12.58%) ASP.NET MVC
8 101 (12.21%) HTML
9 95 (11.49%) WPF
10 92 (11.12%) CSS
11 82 (9.92%) Entity Framework
12 73 (8.83%) jQuery
13 64 (7.74%) HTML5
14 60 (7.26%) AngularJS
15 59 (7.13%) SOAP
16 46 (5.56%) CSS3
17 40 (4.84%) REST
17 40 (4.84%) RESTful
18 37 (4.47%) Task Parallel Library
19 31 (3.75%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 87 (10.52%) Clustering
2 67 (8.10%) Replication
3 44 (5.32%) Analytical Skills
4 42 (5.08%) Fintech
5 29 (3.51%) Data Centre
6 28 (3.39%) Greenfield Project
7 24 (2.90%) Computer Science
8 23 (2.78%) Reinsurance
9 18 (2.18%) Enterprise Software
10 17 (2.06%) Driving Licence
10 17 (2.06%) Hedge funds
10 17 (2.06%) Self-Motivation
11 15 (1.81%) Client/Server
12 11 (1.33%) Mobile App
13 9 (1.09%) EMC VMAX
13 9 (1.09%) Fixed Income
14 8 (0.97%) CMDB
14 8 (0.97%) Derivative
14 8 (0.97%) PKI
15 6 (0.73%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 160 (19.35%) Windows
2 91 (11.00%) Windows Server
3 64 (7.74%) Linux
4 53 (6.41%) Windows Server 2008
5 47 (5.68%) Windows Server 2012
6 25 (3.02%) Unix
7 21 (2.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 13 (1.57%) CentOS
9 11 (1.33%) Android
10 9 (1.09%) Solaris
10 9 (1.09%) Ubuntu
11 8 (0.97%) Windows 10
12 7 (0.85%) Mac OS X
13 6 (0.73%) Apple iOS
14 4 (0.48%) Windows 7
14 4 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
14 4 (0.48%) Windows XP
15 3 (0.36%) Data ONTAP
16 2 (0.24%) Debian
16 2 (0.24%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 312 (37.73%) Agile Software Development
2 242 (29.26%) Business Intelligence
3 153 (18.50%) Performance Tuning
4 151 (18.26%) MVC
5 134 (16.20%) ETL
6 102 (12.33%) Scrum
7 101 (12.21%) TDD
8 92 (11.12%) ITIL
8 92 (11.12%) Problem-Solving
9 81 (9.79%) OO
10 80 (9.67%) DevOps
11 75 (9.07%) High Availability
12 71 (8.59%) SOA
13 70 (8.46%) Continuous Integration
14 63 (7.62%) Mentoring
15 55 (6.65%) Unit Testing
16 52 (6.29%) SDLC
17 49 (5.93%) Analytics
18 47 (5.68%) Data Modelling
18 47 (5.68%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 608 (73.52%) SQL
2 345 (41.72%) T-SQL
3 295 (35.67%) C#
4 129 (15.60%) JavaScript
5 89 (10.76%) PowerShell
6 31 (3.75%) VB.NET
7 23 (2.78%) Java
8 20 (2.42%) TypeScript
9 17 (2.06%) Python
10 13 (1.57%) Shell Script
11 12 (1.45%) Bash Shell
11 12 (1.45%) VBA
12 11 (1.33%) PL/SQL
12 11 (1.33%) Ruby
13 9 (1.09%) C
14 8 (0.97%) PHP
14 8 (0.97%) VB
15 7 (0.85%) R
16 6 (0.73%) ANSI SQL
16 6 (0.73%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 123 (14.87%) Degree
2 81 (9.79%) Microsoft Certification
3 24 (2.90%) MCSE
4 17 (2.06%) CCNA
4 17 (2.06%) Cisco Certification
4 17 (2.06%) Computer Science Degree
4 17 (2.06%) MCSA
5 10 (1.21%) MCP
6 8 (0.97%) Security Cleared
7 6 (0.73%) SC Cleared
7 6 (0.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 5 (0.60%) ISEB
8 5 (0.60%) ISTQB
9 4 (0.48%) A+ Certification
9 4 (0.48%) DBS Check
9 4 (0.48%) MCITP
9 4 (0.48%) MCTS
9 4 (0.48%) Network+ Certification
10 3 (0.36%) DV Cleared
11 2 (0.24%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (2.90%) Data Quality
2 22 (2.66%) QA
3 13 (1.57%) GDPR
4 9 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.73%) SLA
6 2 (0.24%) ISAE 3402
6 2 (0.24%) MiFID
6 2 (0.24%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.12%) IFRS
7 1 (0.12%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 52 (6.29%) Active Directory
2 37 (4.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (3.02%) vSphere
3 25 (3.02%) XenApp
4 18 (2.18%) Docker
5 15 (1.81%) HDFS
6 13 (1.57%) XenDesktop
7 11 (1.33%) Hyper-V
8 9 (1.09%) Oracle RAC
9 6 (0.73%) Virtual Machines
9 6 (0.73%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.36%) NFS
10 3 (0.36%) VMFS
10 3 (0.36%) VMware Workstation
11 2 (0.24%) DFS Replication
11 2 (0.24%) KVM
11 2 (0.24%) VMware NSX
12 1 (0.12%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.12%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 16 (1.93%) Puppet
2 14 (1.69%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (1.57%) Ansible
4 12 (1.45%) Failover Clustering
5 11 (1.33%) Microsoft Clustering
6 10 (1.21%) SCCM
7 8 (0.97%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 8 (0.97%) Oracle ZFS
8 7 (0.85%) Control-M
8 7 (0.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 6 (0.73%) Nagios
9 6 (0.73%) NetBackup
9 6 (0.73%) Unicenter
10 5 (0.60%) SCOM
10 5 (0.60%) SCVMM
10 5 (0.60%) vCenter Server
10 5 (0.60%) WSUS
11 4 (0.48%) Foglight
11 4 (0.48%) HP Quality Center
11 4 (0.48%) Kibana
Vendors
1 433 (52.36%) Microsoft
2 90 (10.88%) Oracle
3 49 (5.93%) VMware
4 35 (4.23%) HP
5 31 (3.75%) Citrix
6 30 (3.63%) Tableau
7 26 (3.14%) Cisco
8 25 (3.02%) Red Hat
9 21 (2.54%) CA
10 19 (2.30%) EMC
11 18 (2.18%) Google
12 16 (1.93%) SAP
12 16 (1.93%) Sybase
13 13 (1.57%) CommVault
13 13 (1.57%) Informatica
14 12 (1.45%) Telerik
15 11 (1.33%) Avaya
15 11 (1.33%) NetApp
16 10 (1.21%) RedGate
17 9 (1.09%) Facebook