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 20 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 11 15 10
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -5
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 7 17 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 6.73% 7.76% 13.71%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 50.00% 48.57% 55.74%
Number of salaries quoted 3 13 16
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +18.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,200 £42,500 £36,000
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £54,000 £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
14 35 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 13.46% 15.98% 24.60%
Number of salaries quoted 5 28 38
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 £27,200 £45,000 £36,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £65,000 £56,000
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 20 October 2014.

SQL Server Salary Histogram in the Midlands

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 20 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 6 (46.15%) NHS
3 5 (38.46%) BizTalk Server
3 5 (38.46%) J2EE
3 5 (38.46%) UML
3 5 (38.46%) HL7
3 5 (38.46%) Rational Rhapsody
3 5 (38.46%) Data Virtualisation
4 4 (30.77%) MS Excel
4 4 (30.77%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (30.77%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
4 4 (30.77%) Oracle
5 3 (23.08%) RDBMS
5 3 (23.08%) Windows
5 3 (23.08%) ETL
5 3 (23.08%) Relational Database
6 2 (15.38%) Data Reconciliation
6 2 (15.38%) Analytics
6 2 (15.38%) Oracle BI EE
6 2 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (15.38%) Data Modelling
6 2 (15.38%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (15.38%) ITIL
6 2 (15.38%) Internet
6 2 (15.38%) Shell Script
6 2 (15.38%) Informatica
6 2 (15.38%) PowerCenter
6 2 (15.38%) Data Security

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 20 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 4 (30.77%) 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 4 (30.77%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (23.08%) RDBMS
2 3 (23.08%) Relational Database
3 2 (15.38%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (15.38%) Oracle BI EE
3 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (15.38%) PowerCenter
4 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (7.69%) Star Schema
4 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database
4 1 (7.69%) Oracle9i Database
4 1 (7.69%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 5 (38.46%) Rational Rhapsody
2 1 (7.69%) PeopleTools
General
1 2 (15.38%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (15.38%) Consultant
1 2 (15.38%) Developer
2 1 (7.69%) Web Developer
2 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence Consultant
2 1 (7.69%) DBA
2 1 (7.69%) Senior Developer
2 1 (7.69%) Field Engineer
2 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (7.69%) Data Warehouse Consultant
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle DBA
2 1 (7.69%) Senior Web Developer
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle Applications DBA
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle Consultant
2 1 (7.69%) PeopleSoft Developer
2 1 (7.69%) Data Consultant
2 1 (7.69%) Data Warehouse Manager
2 1 (7.69%) OBIEE 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 6 (46.15%) NHS
2 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.69%) Data Extraction
2 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) Windows
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 4 (30.77%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (23.08%) ETL
4 2 (15.38%) ITIL
4 2 (15.38%) Data Modelling
4 2 (15.38%) Data Security
4 2 (15.38%) Data Analysis
4 2 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Analytics
4 2 (15.38%) Data Reconciliation
5 1 (7.69%) Dimensional Modelling
5 1 (7.69%) Waterfall
5 1 (7.69%) High Availability
5 1 (7.69%) Kimball Methodology
5 1 (7.69%) Business Analysis
5 1 (7.69%) Web Development
5 1 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (7.69%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (7.69%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 11 (84.62%) SQL
2 2 (15.38%) Shell Script
3 1 (7.69%) VB.NET
3 1 (7.69%) PeopleCode
3 1 (7.69%) C#
3 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
3 1 (7.69%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
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 4 (30.77%) Oracle
1 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
2 2 (15.38%) Informatica
3 1 (7.69%) NetApp
3 1 (7.69%) PeopleSoft