The first table below looks at the demand for SQL Server skills in IT jobs advertised for the Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Database & Business Intelligence category for the Midlands region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 16 19 23
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +4
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 16 13 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 8.38% 6.16% 4.73%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 29.09% 30.23% 26.00%
Number of salaries quoted 15 7 10
Average salary £45,000 £35,000 £43,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+28.57% -18.60%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,600 £32,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £36,000 £48,550
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
Database & Business Intelligence Category
Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
55 43 50
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 28.80% 20.38% 18.18%
Number of salaries quoted 48 18 44
Average salary £55,000 £63,750 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.72% +41.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £34,500 £38,500
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £60,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
SQL Server
England

SQL Server
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing SQL Server across the Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Database & Business Intelligence category.

SQL Server Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

SQL Server
Salary Trend in the Midlands

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

SQL Server Salary Trend in the Midlands

SQL Server
Salary Histogram in the Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SQL Server across the Midlands region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

SQL Server Salary Histogram in the Midlands

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the Midlands region citing SQL Server also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited SQL Server.

1 20 (90.91%) SQL
2 15 (68.18%) Data Warehouse
2 15 (68.18%) Business Intelligence
3 13 (59.09%) SQLPlus
3 13 (59.09%) Oracle RAC
3 13 (59.09%) RDBMS
3 13 (59.09%) OCP
3 13 (59.09%) Oracle Certification
3 13 (59.09%) MySQL
3 13 (59.09%) Oracle
3 13 (59.09%) PL/SQL
3 13 (59.09%) UNIX
3 13 (59.09%) Windows
3 13 (59.09%) Linux
3 13 (59.09%) Oracle Exadata
3 13 (59.09%) Oracle Database
3 13 (59.09%) Performance Tuning
3 13 (59.09%) Relational Database
4 11 (50.00%) NoSQL
4 11 (50.00%) Oracle Exalogic
4 11 (50.00%) Oracle EBS R12
4 11 (50.00%) Hadoop
4 11 (50.00%) Middleware
5 8 (36.36%) Microsoft
6 6 (27.27%) MS Excel
7 5 (22.73%) .NET
7 5 (22.73%) Business Analysis
8 4 (18.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (18.18%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 4 (18.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the Midlands region citing SQL Server also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited SQL Server. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.55%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 6 (27.27%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 11 (50.00%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (4.55%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (68.18%) Data Warehouse
2 13 (59.09%) SQLPlus
2 13 (59.09%) RDBMS
2 13 (59.09%) MySQL
2 13 (59.09%) Oracle Exadata
2 13 (59.09%) Oracle Database
2 13 (59.09%) Relational Database
3 11 (50.00%) NoSQL
3 11 (50.00%) Hadoop
4 4 (18.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (18.18%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 4 (18.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (18.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (18.18%) Star Schema
4 4 (18.18%) OLAP
5 2 (9.09%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (9.09%) Oracle9i Database
5 2 (9.09%) Oracle Database 11g
General
1 1 (4.55%) Legal
Job Titles
1 15 (68.18%) Consultant
2 13 (59.09%) DBA
2 13 (59.09%) Oracle DBA
3 11 (50.00%) Oracle Consultant
4 5 (22.73%) Developer
5 4 (18.18%) Data Consultant
5 4 (18.18%) Data Warehouse Consultant
5 4 (18.18%) Business Intelligence Consultant
6 2 (9.09%) Administrator
6 2 (9.09%) .NET Developer
7 1 (4.55%) CRM Developer
7 1 (4.55%) BizTalk Architect
7 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Developer
7 1 (4.55%) BizTalk Developer
7 1 (4.55%) Dynamics CRM Developer
7 1 (4.55%) Analyst
7 1 (4.55%) Architect
7 1 (4.55%) Analyst Developer
7 1 (4.55%) Graduate
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (50.00%) Middleware
2 5 (22.73%) .NET
3 4 (18.18%) Web Services
3 4 (18.18%) ASP.NET
4 3 (13.64%) XML
5 2 (9.09%) HTML
5 2 (9.09%) CSS
6 1 (4.55%) jQuery
6 1 (4.55%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 1 (4.55%) WCF
6 1 (4.55%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (50.00%) Oracle Exalogic
2 4 (18.18%) Data Extraction
2 4 (18.18%) NHS
3 2 (9.09%) N-Tier
4 1 (4.55%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 13 (59.09%) UNIX
1 13 (59.09%) Windows
1 13 (59.09%) Linux
2 2 (9.09%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (68.18%) Business Intelligence
2 13 (59.09%) Performance Tuning
3 5 (22.73%) Business Analysis
4 4 (18.18%) Dimensional Modelling
4 4 (18.18%) ETL
4 4 (18.18%) Kimball Methodology
5 2 (9.09%) Data Modelling
5 2 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (4.55%) Business Process Improvement
6 1 (4.55%) BPEL
6 1 (4.55%) SOA
6 1 (4.55%) CRM
6 1 (4.55%) B2B
6 1 (4.55%) UML
Programming Languages
1 20 (90.91%) SQL
2 13 (59.09%) PL/SQL
3 4 (18.18%) C#
4 3 (13.64%) VB.NET
5 2 (9.09%) T-SQL
5 2 (9.09%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 13 (59.09%) OCP
1 13 (59.09%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) QA
System Software
1 13 (59.09%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (9.09%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 13 (59.09%) Oracle
2 8 (36.36%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.55%) Cognizant