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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 16 4 21
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +17
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 6 40 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 4.38% 13.38% 9.75%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 22.22% 64.52% 32.39%
Number of salaries quoted 3 27 14
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £43,000 £42,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £49,000 £62,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Database & Business Intelligence Category
Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
27 62 71
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 19.71% 20.74% 30.08%
Number of salaries quoted 15 46 51
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% -12.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £43,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £49,000 £65,000 £62,250
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +2.63%
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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 19 (86.36%) SQL
2 12 (54.55%) Data Warehouse
2 12 (54.55%) Business Intelligence
3 10 (45.45%) Microsoft
4 9 (40.91%) MS Excel
5 8 (36.36%) Windows
5 8 (36.36%) NHS
6 7 (31.82%) Oracle
7 6 (27.27%) .NET
7 6 (27.27%) RDBMS
7 6 (27.27%) Business Analysis
7 6 (27.27%) ETL
7 6 (27.27%) Relational Database
8 5 (22.73%) Oracle Database
8 5 (22.73%) Performance Tuning
8 5 (22.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (22.73%) Oracle RAC
8 5 (22.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 5 (22.73%) Dimensional Modelling
8 5 (22.73%) Data Extraction
8 5 (22.73%) Oracle EBS R12
8 5 (22.73%) Hadoop
8 5 (22.73%) NoSQL
8 5 (22.73%) Oracle Exadata
8 5 (22.73%) Oracle Exalogic
8 5 (22.73%) Kimball Methodology
8 5 (22.73%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 5 (22.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (22.73%) OCP
8 5 (22.73%) Oracle Certification

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 4 (18.18%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 9 (40.91%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (22.73%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (4.55%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (54.55%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (27.27%) RDBMS
2 6 (27.27%) Relational Database
3 5 (22.73%) Oracle Database
3 5 (22.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (22.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 5 (22.73%) Hadoop
3 5 (22.73%) NoSQL
3 5 (22.73%) Oracle Exadata
3 5 (22.73%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 5 (22.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (22.73%) SQLPlus
3 5 (22.73%) Star Schema
3 5 (22.73%) MySQL
3 5 (22.73%) OLAP
4 1 (4.55%) PowerCenter
4 1 (4.55%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (4.55%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 3 (13.64%) Rational Rhapsody
2 1 (4.55%) PeopleTools
General
1 2 (9.09%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Legal
Job Titles
1 11 (50.00%) Consultant
2 7 (31.82%) Developer
3 6 (27.27%) Oracle Consultant
4 5 (22.73%) Data Consultant
4 5 (22.73%) Data Warehouse Consultant
4 5 (22.73%) Oracle DBA
4 5 (22.73%) Business Intelligence Consultant
4 5 (22.73%) DBA
5 2 (9.09%) .NET Developer
6 1 (4.55%) PeopleSoft Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Web Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Senior Web Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Analyst Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Architect
6 1 (4.55%) Senior Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Graduate
6 1 (4.55%) BizTalk Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Dynamics CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (27.27%) .NET
2 5 (22.73%) Middleware
2 5 (22.73%) ASP.NET
2 5 (22.73%) Web Services
3 4 (18.18%) XML
4 3 (13.64%) J2EE
4 3 (13.64%) HTML
4 3 (13.64%) CSS
5 2 (9.09%) jQuery
6 1 (4.55%) SOAP
6 1 (4.55%) WCF
6 1 (4.55%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 1 (4.55%) CSS3
6 1 (4.55%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 8 (36.36%) NHS
2 5 (22.73%) Data Extraction
2 5 (22.73%) Oracle Exalogic
3 2 (9.09%) N-Tier
4 1 (4.55%) Mainframe
4 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (36.36%) Windows
2 5 (22.73%) Linux
2 5 (22.73%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (54.55%) Business Intelligence
2 6 (27.27%) Business Analysis
2 6 (27.27%) ETL
3 5 (22.73%) Performance Tuning
3 5 (22.73%) Dimensional Modelling
3 5 (22.73%) Kimball Methodology
4 4 (18.18%) UML
5 3 (13.64%) Data Virtualisation
6 2 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (4.55%) BPEL
7 1 (4.55%) Data Analysis
7 1 (4.55%) Data Security
7 1 (4.55%) Data Modelling
7 1 (4.55%) SOA
7 1 (4.55%) B2B
7 1 (4.55%) CRM
7 1 (4.55%) ITIL
7 1 (4.55%) Web Development
7 1 (4.55%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (4.55%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 19 (86.36%) SQL
2 5 (22.73%) PL/SQL
2 5 (22.73%) C#
3 4 (18.18%) VB.NET
4 2 (9.09%) T-SQL
5 1 (4.55%) PeopleCode
5 1 (4.55%) Shell Script
5 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (22.73%) OCP
1 5 (22.73%) Oracle Certification
2 1 (4.55%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.64%) HL7
2 2 (9.09%) QA
System Software
1 5 (22.73%) Oracle RAC
Vendors
1 10 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 7 (31.82%) Oracle
3 1 (4.55%) Cognizant
3 1 (4.55%) Informatica
3 1 (4.55%) PeopleSoft