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 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 15 10 6
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -4
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 18 11 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 9.73% 8.73% 13.55%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 36.00% 50.00% 65.38%
Number of salaries quoted 18 6 23
Average salary £55,000 £47,500 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.78% +7.95%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
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
50 22 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 27.03% 17.46% 20.72%
Number of salaries quoted 41 13 38
Average salary £55,000 £47,500 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.78% +7.95%
90% offered a salary of more than £43,000 £35,000 £43,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 4 September 2015.

SQL Server Salary Histogram in the Midlands

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 27 (81.82%) SQL Server 2005
2 25 (75.76%) SQL
3 23 (69.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 23 (69.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 23 (69.70%) SQL Server 2008
4 22 (66.67%) Performance Tuning
5 20 (60.61%) Database Mirroring
5 20 (60.61%) SQL Server 2012
5 20 (60.61%) PowerShell
5 20 (60.61%) Disaster Recovery
5 20 (60.61%) Replication
5 20 (60.61%) Clustering
5 20 (60.61%) T-SQL
5 20 (60.61%) SQL Server 2000
6 11 (33.33%) Microsoft
7 10 (30.30%) .NET
8 9 (27.27%) ASP.NET
9 8 (24.24%) XML
9 8 (24.24%) Windows
9 8 (24.24%) C#
9 8 (24.24%) MS Excel
10 7 (21.21%) Agile Software Development
11 6 (18.18%) MVC
11 6 (18.18%) HTML
11 6 (18.18%) JavaScript
11 6 (18.18%) VB.NET
11 6 (18.18%) Mobile App
12 5 (15.15%) Analytical Skills
12 5 (15.15%) Mentoring
12 5 (15.15%) Waterfall

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 (3.03%) SharePoint
1 1 (3.03%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (24.24%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.03%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (81.82%) SQL Server 2005
2 23 (69.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 23 (69.70%) SQL Server 2008
2 23 (69.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 20 (60.61%) SQL Server 2000
3 20 (60.61%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (9.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (6.06%) Relational Database
5 2 (6.06%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (3.03%) DB2
6 1 (3.03%) JasperReports
6 1 (3.03%) Adabas
6 1 (3.03%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (3.03%) NoSQL
6 1 (3.03%) StreamInsight
6 1 (3.03%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (3.03%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 5 (15.15%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (6.06%) Visual Studio
3 1 (3.03%) Subversion
General
1 5 (15.15%) Finance
2 1 (3.03%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 20 (60.61%) Database Manager
2 11 (33.33%) Developer
3 5 (15.15%) Web Developer
4 3 (9.09%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 2 (6.06%) Applications Developer
6 1 (3.03%) Analyst Programmer
6 1 (3.03%) Programmer
6 1 (3.03%) Software Tester
6 1 (3.03%) .NET Developer
6 1 (3.03%) Business Architect
6 1 (3.03%) COBOL Analyst Programmer
6 1 (3.03%) COBOL Programmer
6 1 (3.03%) COBOL Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) Business Developer
6 1 (3.03%) Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) Architect
6 1 (3.03%) Tester
6 1 (3.03%) Designer
6 1 (3.03%) Business Intelligence Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (30.30%) .NET
2 9 (27.27%) ASP.NET
3 8 (24.24%) XML
4 6 (18.18%) HTML
5 5 (15.15%) jQuery
5 5 (15.15%) CSS3
5 5 (15.15%) CSS
5 5 (15.15%) Web Services
6 2 (6.06%) LINQ
7 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (3.03%) HTML5
7 1 (3.03%) XSLT
7 1 (3.03%) WebSphere MQ
7 1 (3.03%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 20 (60.61%) Replication
1 20 (60.61%) Clustering
2 6 (18.18%) Mobile App
3 5 (15.15%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (15.15%) Graphic Design
4 1 (3.03%) Data Conversion
4 1 (3.03%) Visualisation
4 1 (3.03%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (3.03%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (24.24%) Windows
2 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (3.03%) Windows 7
2 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (66.67%) Performance Tuning
2 20 (60.61%) Disaster Recovery
2 20 (60.61%) Database Mirroring
3 7 (21.21%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (18.18%) MVC
5 5 (15.15%) Mentoring
5 5 (15.15%) Waterfall
5 5 (15.15%) Web Development
6 3 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (6.06%) Project Management
8 1 (3.03%) UML
8 1 (3.03%) ETL
8 1 (3.03%) Content Management
8 1 (3.03%) Manual Testing
8 1 (3.03%) System Testing
8 1 (3.03%) Dimensional Modelling
8 1 (3.03%) Data Architecture
8 1 (3.03%) Open Source
8 1 (3.03%) Data Governance
8 1 (3.03%) Kimball Methodology
Programming Languages
1 25 (75.76%) SQL
2 20 (60.61%) T-SQL
2 20 (60.61%) PowerShell
3 8 (24.24%) C#
4 6 (18.18%) JavaScript
4 6 (18.18%) VB.NET
5 2 (6.06%) Java
6 1 (3.03%) COBOL
6 1 (3.03%) NATURAL
6 1 (3.03%) JCL
6 1 (3.03%) VB6
6 1 (3.03%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (3.03%) ISEB
1 1 (3.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.06%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.03%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 11 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.03%) Sage
2 1 (3.03%) Tableau
2 1 (3.03%) Oracle
2 1 (3.03%) IBM