Period
to 23 April 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 23 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server 2014
UK
6 months to
23 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 312 197 215
Rank change year-on-year -115 +18 +62
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2014 1,767 3,015 3,282
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.00% 1.76% 1.61%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.26% 5.75% 5.14%
Number of salaries quoted 1,627 2,919 3,072
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £71,250 £71,250 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +12.50% -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 54,271 52,421 63,796
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 30.62% 30.61% 31.39%
Number of salaries quoted 45,214 44,692 54,240
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £30,500 £29,750 £28,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19% +5.00%

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 23 April 2018.

Salary histogram for SQL Server 2014 in the UK

SQL Server 2014
Top 18 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 23 April 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 -107 1,716 £50,000 +11.11% 127
UK excluding London -142 896 £45,000 +12.50% 78
London -61 861 £55,000 - 53
North of England -129 263 £40,000 - 25
South East -151 226 £45,000 +5.88% 13
North West -95 184 £40,000 - 19
Midlands -64 148 £45,000 +5.88% 11
South West +2 112 £45,000 +12.50% 16
East of England -89 106 £50,000 +5.26% 9
East Midlands -6 75 £42,500 - 4
West Midlands -67 73 £47,500 +11.76% 7
Yorkshire -88 63 £39,500 -1.25% 4
Scotland -69 20 £46,750 +24.67% 3
North East -52 16 £36,500 -8.75% 2
Wales -31 15 £37,500 +7.14%
Isle of Man +6 3 £45,000 -43.75% 1
Channel Islands - 2 £65,000 -
Northern Ireland -2 1 £32,500 -39.53%

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 1,767 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1,027 (58.12%) C#
2 1,027 (58.12%) .NET
3 982 (55.57%) Agile Software Development
4 819 (46.35%) ASP.NET
5 816 (46.18%) SQL
6 809 (45.78%) MVC
7 752 (42.56%) TDD
8 723 (40.92%) ASP.NET MVC
9 659 (37.29%) Microsoft
10 641 (36.28%) ASP.NET MVC 5
11 623 (35.26%) Web Application Development
12 595 (33.67%) WCF
13 564 (31.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 552 (31.24%) BDD
15 481 (27.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 475 (26.88%) Business Intelligence
17 450 (25.47%) T-SQL
18 418 (23.66%) SQL Server 2016
19 414 (23.43%) ASP.NET Web API
20 412 (23.32%) Scrum
21 405 (22.92%) RESTful
22 370 (20.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
22 370 (20.94%) Windows
23 359 (20.32%) SQL Server 2012
24 357 (20.20%) WPF
25 337 (19.07%) Node.js
26 325 (18.39%) Data Warehouse
27 318 (18.00%) Finance
28 304 (17.20%) Microsoft Azure

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
1 116 (6.56%) SharePoint
2 95 (5.38%) BizTalk Server
3 86 (4.87%) MS Exchange
4 72 (4.07%) SharePoint 2013
5 70 (3.96%) IIS
6 65 (3.68%) Elasticsearch
7 49 (2.77%) Exchange Server 2010
8 46 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2013
9 36 (2.04%) CMS
10 19 (1.08%) EPiServer
10 19 (1.08%) Skype for Business
11 7 (0.40%) SharePoint Server
12 5 (0.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 5 (0.28%) SharePoint 2010
13 4 (0.23%) Confluence
14 3 (0.17%) Tomcat
15 2 (0.11%) SAS
15 2 (0.11%) Umbraco
16 1 (0.057%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 1 (0.057%) WordPress
Applications
1 50 (2.83%) Microsoft Office
2 24 (1.36%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.11%) GNU Octave
3 2 (0.11%) SPSS
4 1 (0.057%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.057%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 20 (1.13%) Remedy ITSM
2 11 (0.62%) Dynamics AX
3 9 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.057%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.057%) Elite 3E
5 1 (0.057%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.057%) Sage 200
5 1 (0.057%) Tradar
Cloud Services
1 304 (17.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 71 (4.02%) Office 365
3 69 (3.90%) Amazon AWS
4 50 (2.83%) Google Play
5 40 (2.26%) SaaS
6 29 (1.64%) Azure Data Factory
7 18 (1.02%) PaaS
8 13 (0.74%) IaaS
9 9 (0.51%) OneDrive
10 8 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
11 7 (0.40%) Azure Active Directory
12 6 (0.34%) GitHub
13 5 (0.28%) Dynamics 365
14 4 (0.23%) npm
15 3 (0.17%) Mimecast
16 1 (0.057%) Amazon S3
16 1 (0.057%) Azure Machine Learning
16 1 (0.057%) NuGet
16 1 (0.057%) Serverless
16 1 (0.057%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 169 (9.56%) Internet
2 56 (3.17%) Firewall
3 49 (2.77%) DNS
4 39 (2.21%) DHCP
5 38 (2.15%) Hyperconnected
6 32 (1.81%) SAN
7 28 (1.58%) WAN
8 27 (1.53%) VLAN
9 26 (1.47%) Broadband
10 25 (1.41%) LAN
11 20 (1.13%) TCP/IP
12 18 (1.02%) Intranet
12 18 (1.02%) VoIP
13 15 (0.85%) VPN
14 14 (0.79%) Wireless
15 13 (0.74%) Network Security
16 8 (0.45%) Cisco Nexus
16 8 (0.45%) NAS
17 7 (0.40%) Skype
17 7 (0.40%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,767 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 564 (31.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 481 (27.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 418 (23.66%) SQL Server 2016
5 370 (20.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 359 (20.32%) SQL Server 2012
7 325 (18.39%) Data Warehouse
8 261 (14.77%) NoSQL
9 209 (11.83%) SQL Server 2008
10 164 (9.28%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 102 (5.77%) Power BI
12 72 (4.07%) MongoDB
13 62 (3.51%) SQL Server 2005
14 59 (3.34%) Azure SQL Database
15 47 (2.66%) Relational Database
16 37 (2.09%) OLAP
17 36 (2.04%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
18 32 (1.81%) Data Lake
19 30 (1.70%) OLAP Cube
20 29 (1.64%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 282 (15.96%) Git (software)
2 242 (13.70%) NUnit
3 234 (13.24%) Rhino Mocks
4 179 (10.13%) Moq
5 145 (8.21%) Visual Studio
6 128 (7.24%) Team Foundation Server
7 103 (5.83%) Subversion
8 63 (3.57%) TeamCity
9 51 (2.89%) MSTest
10 50 (2.83%) JIRA
11 13 (0.74%) Selenium
12 7 (0.40%) Jasmine
12 7 (0.40%) Visual Studio Team System
13 4 (0.23%) Bitbucket
14 3 (0.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 3 (0.17%) FxCop
14 3 (0.17%) Grunt
14 3 (0.17%) gulp
14 3 (0.17%) Jenkins
14 3 (0.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 318 (18.00%) Finance
2 179 (10.13%) Games
3 131 (7.41%) Advertising
4 105 (5.94%) Marketing
5 86 (4.87%) Banking
6 44 (2.49%) Retail
7 29 (1.64%) Investment Banking
8 28 (1.58%) Telecoms
9 12 (0.68%) Automotive
10 11 (0.62%) Manufacturing
11 6 (0.34%) Legal
12 4 (0.23%) Electronics
12 4 (0.23%) Law
13 3 (0.17%) Back Office
13 3 (0.17%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.17%) Music Industry
14 1 (0.057%) Billing
14 1 (0.057%) Multimedia
14 1 (0.057%) Private Banking
14 1 (0.057%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1,281 (72.50%) Developer
2 825 (46.69%) .NET Developer
3 498 (28.18%) C# Developer
4 431 (24.39%) C# .NET Developer
5 263 (14.88%) SQL Developer
6 261 (14.77%) ASP.NET Developer
7 259 (14.66%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 207 (11.71%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 194 (10.98%) DBA
10 190 (10.75%) SQL Server Developer
11 179 (10.13%) Agile .NET Developer
11 179 (10.13%) Agile Developer
12 170 (9.62%) SQL DBA
13 160 (9.05%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
14 156 (8.83%) Agile C# Developer
15 120 (6.79%) SQL BI Developer
16 103 (5.83%) WPF Developer
17 102 (5.77%) C# WPF Developer
18 96 (5.43%) SQL Server BI Developer
19 92 (5.21%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,027 (58.12%) .NET
2 819 (46.35%) ASP.NET
3 723 (40.92%) ASP.NET MVC
4 641 (36.28%) ASP.NET MVC 5
5 595 (33.67%) WCF
6 414 (23.43%) ASP.NET Web API
7 405 (22.92%) RESTful
8 357 (20.20%) WPF
9 337 (19.07%) Node.js
10 293 (16.58%) .NET Framework
11 234 (13.24%) NHibernate
12 211 (11.94%) Entity Framework
12 211 (11.94%) KnockoutJS
13 201 (11.38%) HTML
14 181 (10.24%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 176 (9.96%) AngularJS
16 163 (9.22%) WinForms
17 162 (9.17%) CSS
18 158 (8.94%) LINQ
19 130 (7.36%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 156 (8.83%) Greenfield Project
2 104 (5.89%) Analytical Skills
3 81 (4.58%) Enterprise Software
4 77 (4.36%) Replication
5 73 (4.13%) Clustering
6 69 (3.90%) Computer Science
7 57 (3.23%) Mobile App
8 56 (3.17%) Fintech
9 52 (2.94%) BBC
9 52 (2.94%) Social Media
10 51 (2.89%) iPhone
11 50 (2.83%) Tandem
12 48 (2.72%) Client/Server
13 43 (2.43%) Social Network
14 28 (1.58%) Data Centre
14 28 (1.58%) Driving Licence
15 25 (1.41%) Management Information System
16 24 (1.36%) Digital TV
16 24 (1.36%) Self-Motivation
17 13 (0.74%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 370 (20.94%) Windows
2 141 (7.98%) Windows Server
3 101 (5.72%) Windows Server 2012
4 55 (3.11%) Android
5 46 (2.60%) Windows Server 2008
6 34 (1.92%) Linux
7 19 (1.08%) Windows 7
8 18 (1.02%) Windows 10
9 15 (0.85%) Windows Server 2003
10 10 (0.57%) Unix
11 8 (0.45%) Windows 8
12 5 (0.28%) CentOS
12 5 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (0.28%) VMS
13 4 (0.23%) Windows XP
14 3 (0.17%) Apple iOS
14 3 (0.17%) Ubuntu
14 3 (0.17%) Windows 2000 Server
15 2 (0.11%) HPUX
15 2 (0.11%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 982 (55.57%) Agile Software Development
2 809 (45.78%) MVC
3 752 (42.56%) TDD
4 623 (35.26%) Web Application Development
5 552 (31.24%) BDD
6 475 (26.88%) Business Intelligence
7 412 (23.32%) Scrum
8 287 (16.24%) Kanban
9 249 (14.09%) Dependency Injection
10 225 (12.73%) OO
11 176 (9.96%) Continuous Integration
12 152 (8.60%) Performance Tuning
13 137 (7.75%) ETL
14 115 (6.51%) ITIL
15 112 (6.34%) MVVM
16 105 (5.94%) Problem-Solving
17 83 (4.70%) SDLC
18 80 (4.53%) Asset Management
19 74 (4.19%) Domain-Driven Design
20 73 (4.13%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 1,027 (58.12%) C#
2 816 (46.18%) SQL
3 450 (25.47%) T-SQL
4 302 (17.09%) Ruby
5 262 (14.83%) JavaScript
6 110 (6.23%) VB.NET
7 92 (5.21%) PowerShell
8 79 (4.47%) VB
9 61 (3.45%) F#
10 28 (1.58%) C++
11 27 (1.53%) VBA
12 23 (1.30%) Java
13 19 (1.08%) PHP
14 15 (0.85%) C
15 14 (0.79%) VBScript
16 9 (0.51%) PL/SQL
16 9 (0.51%) Shell Script
17 8 (0.45%) Python
18 7 (0.40%) PHP 5
18 7 (0.40%) X++
Qualifications
1 102 (5.77%) Microsoft Certification
2 85 (4.81%) Degree
3 34 (1.92%) MCSE
4 32 (1.81%) Security Cleared
5 27 (1.53%) MCITP
6 25 (1.41%) SC Cleared
7 19 (1.08%) CCNA
7 19 (1.08%) Cisco Certification
8 18 (1.02%) MCP
9 16 (0.91%) MCDBA
10 15 (0.85%) MCSD
11 14 (0.79%) Computer Science Degree
11 14 (0.79%) MCSA
12 11 (0.62%) MCTS
13 9 (0.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 8 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
15 7 (0.40%) DV Cleared
15 7 (0.40%) MCAD
16 5 (0.28%) CCA
16 5 (0.28%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (2.43%) QA
2 31 (1.75%) SLA
3 18 (1.02%) Data Quality
4 8 (0.45%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.34%) MiFID
5 6 (0.34%) PMO
6 4 (0.23%) EMIR
6 4 (0.23%) GDPR
7 3 (0.17%) COSHH
8 2 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 103 (5.83%) Active Directory
2 68 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (2.09%) Hyper-V
4 24 (1.36%) HDFS
4 24 (1.36%) XenApp
5 16 (0.91%) vSphere
6 14 (0.79%) Virtual Servers
7 13 (0.74%) Microsoft App-V
8 12 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
9 11 (0.62%) Virtual Machines
10 9 (0.51%) Docker
11 6 (0.34%) DFS Replication
12 5 (0.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 5 (0.28%) Oracle RAC
13 4 (0.23%) XenDesktop
14 2 (0.11%) VMware NSX
15 1 (0.057%) KVM
15 1 (0.057%) vCloud
15 1 (0.057%) VMware Server
15 1 (0.057%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 61 (3.45%) Kibana
2 41 (2.32%) WSUS
3 34 (1.92%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 27 (1.53%) SCCM
5 23 (1.30%) vCenter Server
6 15 (0.85%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 10 (0.57%) Data Guard
8 6 (0.34%) Backup Exec
8 6 (0.34%) Oracle RMAN
9 5 (0.28%) HP Data Protector
9 5 (0.28%) Microsoft Clustering
9 5 (0.28%) SCOM
10 4 (0.23%) BMC PATROL
10 4 (0.23%) Control-M
10 4 (0.23%) Endace
10 4 (0.23%) Failover Clustering
11 3 (0.17%) Nagios
12 2 (0.11%) vRealize
12 2 (0.11%) ZABBIX
13 1 (0.057%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 659 (37.29%) Microsoft
2 155 (8.77%) Facebook
3 129 (7.30%) Google
4 111 (6.28%) VMware
5 74 (4.19%) Cisco
6 62 (3.51%) Citrix
7 52 (2.94%) Apple
7 52 (2.94%) HP
7 52 (2.94%) Sony
7 52 (2.94%) Yahoo!
8 46 (2.60%) Tableau
9 37 (2.09%) Oracle
10 24 (1.36%) Dell
10 24 (1.36%) Twitter
11 22 (1.25%) Meraki
12 20 (1.13%) Remedy
12 20 (1.13%) Sitecore
13 18 (1.02%) Capita
13 18 (1.02%) Symantec
14 17 (0.96%) NetApp