The table below looks at the statistics 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 23 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 13 12 8
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -4
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 7 16 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 6.67% 7.62% 14.23%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 43.75% 51.61% 55.56%
Number of salaries quoted 4 13 17
Average salary £52,500 £45,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% +25.00%
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
SQL Server
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Database & Business Intelligence category in permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
16 31 63
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 15.24% 14.76% 25.61%
Number of salaries quoted 8 25 40
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £45,000 £36,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £65,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 23 October 2014.

SQL Server Salary Histogram in the Midlands

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 11 (84.62%) SQL
2 5 (38.46%) J2EE
2 5 (38.46%) Oracle
2 5 (38.46%) UML
2 5 (38.46%) NHS
2 5 (38.46%) BizTalk Server
2 5 (38.46%) HL7
2 5 (38.46%) Rational Rhapsody
2 5 (38.46%) Data Virtualisation
3 4 (30.77%) Windows
4 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
4 3 (23.08%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (23.08%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (23.08%) RDBMS
4 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
4 3 (23.08%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (23.08%) ITIL
4 3 (23.08%) Finance
4 3 (23.08%) Relational Database
5 2 (15.38%) PL/SQL
5 2 (15.38%) Analytics
5 2 (15.38%) Oracle Database
5 2 (15.38%) Data Security
5 2 (15.38%) Data Reconciliation
5 2 (15.38%) Data Analysis
5 2 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Oracle BI EE
5 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (15.38%) PeopleTools
5 2 (15.38%) PeopleCode

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 5 (38.46%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle Application Server
2 1 (7.69%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle 11i
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle EBS R12
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) Internet
2 1 (7.69%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) Oracle Reports
1 3 (23.08%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (23.08%) RDBMS
1 3 (23.08%) Relational Database
2 2 (15.38%) Oracle Database
2 2 (15.38%) PowerCenter
2 2 (15.38%) Oracle BI EE
2 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle9i Database
3 1 (7.69%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 5 (38.46%) Rational Rhapsody
2 2 (15.38%) PeopleTools
General
1 3 (23.08%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (23.08%) Developer
2 2 (15.38%) PeopleSoft Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Data Warehouse Manager
3 1 (7.69%) OBIEE Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Web Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) DBA
3 1 (7.69%) Senior Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Field Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle DBA
3 1 (7.69%) Senior Web Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle Applications DBA
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (38.46%) J2EE
2 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET
2 1 (7.69%) CSS
2 1 (7.69%) Web Services
2 1 (7.69%) XML
2 1 (7.69%) jQuery
2 1 (7.69%) HTML5
2 1 (7.69%) CSS3
2 1 (7.69%) HTML
2 1 (7.69%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) NHS
2 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (30.77%) Windows
2 1 (7.69%) Solaris
2 1 (7.69%) Linux
2 1 (7.69%) Windows XP
2 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (7.69%) Windows 7
2 1 (7.69%) Windows 8
2 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (7.69%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) UML
1 5 (38.46%) Data Virtualisation
2 3 (23.08%) ITIL
2 3 (23.08%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (15.38%) Data Modelling
3 2 (15.38%) ETL
3 2 (15.38%) Data Security
3 2 (15.38%) Data Analysis
3 2 (15.38%) Analytics
3 2 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (15.38%) Data Reconciliation
4 1 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (7.69%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (7.69%) Waterfall
4 1 (7.69%) High Availability
4 1 (7.69%) Web Development
4 1 (7.69%) Workflow
4 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (7.69%) E-business
Programming Languages
1 11 (84.62%) SQL
2 2 (15.38%) PeopleCode
2 2 (15.38%) PL/SQL
2 2 (15.38%) Shell Script
3 1 (7.69%) SQR
3 1 (7.69%) VB.NET
3 1 (7.69%) C#
3 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) OCP
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Certification
1 1 (7.69%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (7.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (38.46%) HL7
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle RMAN
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (7.69%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) Oracle
2 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
3 2 (15.38%) Informatica
3 2 (15.38%) PeopleSoft
4 1 (7.69%) NetApp