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 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 11 5 6
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +1
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 9 36 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 7.38% 14.40% 17.71%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 52.94% 65.45% 59.65%
Number of salaries quoted 4 27 13
Average salary £50,000 £44,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.63% +22.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,800 £43,100 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £53,500 £50,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+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
17 55 57
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 13.93% 22.00% 29.69%
Number of salaries quoted 9 43 34
Average salary £50,000 £44,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.63% -12.00%
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 16 September 2014.

SQL Server Salary Histogram in the Midlands

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 17 (85.00%) SQL
2 10 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
2 10 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
2 10 (50.00%) NHS
3 8 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 8 (40.00%) MS Excel
4 7 (35.00%) ETL
5 6 (30.00%) UML
5 6 (30.00%) Oracle
5 6 (30.00%) Business Analysis
6 5 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (25.00%) HL7
6 5 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 5 (25.00%) Dimensional Modelling
6 5 (25.00%) Data Extraction
6 5 (25.00%) Rational Rhapsody
6 5 (25.00%) Kimball Methodology
6 5 (25.00%) Data Virtualisation
6 5 (25.00%) Relational Database
6 5 (25.00%) OLAP
6 5 (25.00%) J2EE
6 5 (25.00%) Windows
6 5 (25.00%) Star Schema
6 5 (25.00%) RDBMS
6 5 (25.00%) BizTalk Server
6 5 (25.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 5 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (15.00%) PL/SQL
7 3 (15.00%) UNIX
7 3 (15.00%) Oracle RAC

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 (25.00%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle Application Server
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (5.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 8 (40.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (15.00%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle 11i
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) Internet
2 1 (5.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 5 (25.00%) Relational Database
2 5 (25.00%) OLAP
2 5 (25.00%) Star Schema
2 5 (25.00%) RDBMS
2 5 (25.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 5 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (15.00%) Oracle Database
4 2 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (10.00%) Oracle BI EE
4 2 (10.00%) Hadoop
4 2 (10.00%) NoSQL
4 2 (10.00%) Oracle Exadata
4 2 (10.00%) MySQL
4 2 (10.00%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (10.00%) SQLPlus
4 2 (10.00%) PowerCenter
5 1 (5.00%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 5 (25.00%) Rational Rhapsody
2 1 (5.00%) PeopleTools
General
1 2 (10.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (40.00%) Consultant
2 5 (25.00%) Data Consultant
2 5 (25.00%) Business Intelligence Consultant
2 5 (25.00%) Data Warehouse Consultant
3 3 (15.00%) Oracle DBA
3 3 (15.00%) Developer
3 3 (15.00%) DBA
3 3 (15.00%) Oracle Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) Senior Web Developer
4 1 (5.00%) Analyst Developer
4 1 (5.00%) Oracle Applications DBA
4 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Web Developer
4 1 (5.00%) Senior Developer
4 1 (5.00%) Field Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) OBIEE Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) Data Warehouse Manager
4 1 (5.00%) PeopleSoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (25.00%) J2EE
2 2 (10.00%) jQuery
2 2 (10.00%) ASP.NET
2 2 (10.00%) Web Services
2 2 (10.00%) XML
2 2 (10.00%) .NET
2 2 (10.00%) Middleware
3 1 (5.00%) HTML
3 1 (5.00%) CSS
3 1 (5.00%) CSS3
3 1 (5.00%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 10 (50.00%) NHS
2 5 (25.00%) Data Extraction
3 2 (10.00%) Oracle Exalogic
4 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (25.00%) Windows
2 3 (15.00%) UNIX
3 2 (10.00%) Linux
4 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (5.00%) Windows XP
4 1 (5.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (5.00%) Windows 8
4 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
2 7 (35.00%) ETL
3 6 (30.00%) UML
3 6 (30.00%) Business Analysis
4 5 (25.00%) Dimensional Modelling
4 5 (25.00%) Kimball Methodology
4 5 (25.00%) Data Virtualisation
5 3 (15.00%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (10.00%) Analytics
6 2 (10.00%) Data Reconciliation
6 2 (10.00%) ITIL
6 2 (10.00%) Data Modelling
6 2 (10.00%) Data Security
6 2 (10.00%) Data Analysis
7 1 (5.00%) Workflow
7 1 (5.00%) E-business
7 1 (5.00%) Performance Monitoring
7 1 (5.00%) High Availability
7 1 (5.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 17 (85.00%) SQL
2 3 (15.00%) PL/SQL
3 2 (10.00%) VB.NET
3 2 (10.00%) Shell Script
4 1 (5.00%) PeopleCode
4 1 (5.00%) C#
4 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) OCP
1 2 (10.00%) Oracle Certification
2 1 (5.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (25.00%) HL7
System Software
1 3 (15.00%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (5.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (5.00%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 8 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (30.00%) Oracle
3 2 (10.00%) Informatica
4 1 (5.00%) NetApp
4 1 (5.00%) PeopleSoft