The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server skills in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 30 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 4 4 3
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 1067 840 1098
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 20.82% 18.82% 22.70%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 61.39% 61.22% 67.11%
Number of salaries quoted 949 718 983
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £26,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
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 West Midlands region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
1738 1372 1636
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 33.92% 30.74% 33.82%
Number of salaries quoted 1527 1161 1422
Average salary £38,500 £38,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.31% +1.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

SQL Server
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing SQL Server across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Database & Business Intelligence category.

SQL Server Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

SQL Server
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SQL Server across the West Midlands region.

SQL Server Salary Trend in the West Midlands

SQL Server
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SQL Server across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 March 2015.

SQL Server Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

SQL Server
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 March 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -2 280 £37,500 - 54
Staffordshire -1 201 £38,000 +8.57% 44
Warwickshire -2 162 £44,000 +12.82% 33
Coventry +3 137 £36,500 -2.66% 23
Solihull +11 84 £40,000 +3.22% 15
Worcestershire +8 73 £34,000 -11.68% 7
Shropshire -3 26 £31,000 -17.33% 8
Wolverhampton -3 23 £32,500 -7.14% 3
Walsall -2 22 £32,500 +3.17% 1
Herefordshire +5 21 £28,000 -20.00% 4
West Bromwich +11 6 £37,500 +36.36%
Dudley -9 6 £32,500 -7.14%
Sutton Coldfield -6 3 £37,500 +19.04% 4
Halesowen - 2 £37,500 -
SQL Server
England

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT jobs across the West 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 1279 (58.46%) .NET
2 1167 (53.34%) SQL
3 1132 (51.74%) C#
4 886 (40.49%) ASP.NET
5 866 (39.58%) Microsoft
6 711 (32.50%) HTML
7 672 (30.71%) JavaScript
8 616 (28.15%) MVC
9 591 (27.01%) Windows
10 590 (26.97%) CSS
11 551 (25.18%) SQL Server 2008
12 533 (24.36%) Agile Software Development
13 458 (20.93%) T-SQL
14 453 (20.70%) MS Excel
15 404 (18.46%) VB.NET
15 404 (18.46%) jQuery
16 388 (17.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 381 (17.41%) .NET Framework
18 340 (15.54%) WCF
18 340 (15.54%) ASP.NET MVC
19 319 (14.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 295 (13.48%) XML
21 283 (12.93%) Business Intelligence
22 256 (11.70%) Oracle
23 249 (11.38%) TDD
24 244 (11.15%) SQL Server 2012
25 241 (11.01%) SQL Server 2005
26 237 (10.83%) Visual Studio
27 219 (10.01%) Web Services
28 217 (9.92%) Relational Database

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT jobs across the West 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
1 207 (9.46%) SharePoint
2 137 (6.26%) IIS
3 126 (5.76%) MS Exchange
4 88 (4.02%) BizTalk Server
5 73 (3.34%) Node.js
6 59 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2010
7 55 (2.51%) SharePoint 2010
8 43 (1.97%) CMS
9 38 (1.74%) SharePoint 2013
10 35 (1.60%) Tomcat
11 31 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2013
12 29 (1.33%) Apache
13 27 (1.23%) Umbraco
14 20 (0.91%) SharePoint Server
15 18 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2007
16 16 (0.73%) JBoss
16 16 (0.73%) SAS
17 14 (0.64%) NServiceBus
18 11 (0.50%) WebSphere
18 11 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 453 (20.70%) MS Excel
2 95 (4.34%) MS Office
3 11 (0.50%) MS Visio
4 10 (0.46%) SPSS
5 9 (0.41%) MS PowerPoint
6 8 (0.37%) InfoPath
6 8 (0.37%) Photoshop
7 7 (0.32%) MS Project
8 3 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.091%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 103 (4.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 38 (1.74%) Dynamics AX
3 21 (0.96%) Dynamics NAV
4 18 (0.82%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 12 (0.55%) Google Analytics
6 8 (0.37%) Cognos TM1
7 7 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
7 7 (0.32%) Line 500
8 2 (0.091%) Oracle BPM
8 2 (0.091%) Agresso
8 2 (0.091%) SAP Business One
9 1 (0.046%) Pegasus Opera
9 1 (0.046%) Oracle CRM
9 1 (0.046%) Oracle Applications
9 1 (0.046%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 61 (2.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 50 (2.29%) Office 365
3 41 (1.87%) SaaS
4 21 (0.96%) GitHub
5 6 (0.27%) Trello
6 5 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (0.18%) IaaS
8 1 (0.046%) PaaS
8 1 (0.046%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 87 (3.98%) Firewall
2 85 (3.88%) TCP/IP
3 69 (3.15%) SAN
4 61 (2.79%) WAN
5 57 (2.61%) DNS
6 55 (2.51%) LAN
7 35 (1.60%) DHCP
8 32 (1.46%) VPN
9 30 (1.37%) Internet
10 26 (1.19%) HTTP
11 24 (1.10%) NAS
12 18 (0.82%) SSL
13 16 (0.73%) Intranet
14 14 (0.64%) Broadband
15 12 (0.55%) VoIP
15 12 (0.55%) VLAN
16 9 (0.41%) SNMP
17 7 (0.32%) NetScaler
18 6 (0.27%) WLAN
18 6 (0.27%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 551 (25.18%) SQL Server 2008
2 388 (17.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 319 (14.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 244 (11.15%) SQL Server 2012
5 241 (11.01%) SQL Server 2005
6 217 (9.92%) Relational Database
7 192 (8.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 133 (6.08%) Data Warehouse
9 126 (5.76%) MySQL
10 105 (4.80%) RDBMS
11 74 (3.38%) Oracle Database
12 67 (3.06%) NoSQL
13 45 (2.06%) Crystal Reports
14 43 (1.97%) QlikView
15 42 (1.92%) Data Mart
16 39 (1.78%) MS Access
17 35 (1.60%) SQL Server 2000
18 30 (1.37%) Oracle Database 11g
19 29 (1.33%) PostgreSQL
20 26 (1.19%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 237 (10.83%) Visual Studio
2 113 (5.16%) Team Foundation Server
3 90 (4.11%) NUnit
4 86 (3.93%) Git (software)
5 70 (3.20%) MSTest
6 62 (2.83%) Moq
7 61 (2.79%) Rhino Mocks
8 37 (1.69%) Subversion
9 31 (1.42%) ReSharper
10 22 (1.01%) JIRA
11 18 (0.82%) Talend Open Studio
12 15 (0.69%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 14 (0.64%) Toad
14 13 (0.59%) Jenkins
15 11 (0.50%) Visual Studio Team System
16 10 (0.46%) Hudson
17 8 (0.37%) AccuRev
17 8 (0.37%) Eclipse
18 6 (0.27%) NetAdvantage
18 6 (0.27%) LLBLGen Pro
General
1 215 (9.83%) Finance
2 66 (3.02%) Retail
3 54 (2.47%) Advertising
4 50 (2.29%) Telecoms
5 43 (1.97%) Marketing
6 33 (1.51%) Back Office
7 32 (1.46%) Automotive
8 23 (1.05%) Billing
9 17 (0.78%) Banking
10 16 (0.73%) Manufacturing
11 12 (0.55%) Law
12 11 (0.50%) Legal
13 9 (0.41%) Front Office
14 6 (0.27%) Financial Institution
14 6 (0.27%) Retail Banking
15 5 (0.23%) Local Government
16 4 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
17 1 (0.046%) Games
Job Titles
1 1294 (59.14%) Developer
2 566 (25.87%) .NET Developer
3 301 (13.76%) C# Developer
4 293 (13.39%) Analyst
5 218 (9.96%) C# .NET Developer
6 217 (9.92%) Software Developer
7 194 (8.87%) Senior Developer
8 163 (7.45%) ASP.NET Developer
9 130 (5.94%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 122 (5.58%) Web Developer
11 114 (5.21%) DBA
12 101 (4.62%) Junior
13 97 (4.43%) Applications Support
14 96 (4.39%) Support Analyst
15 92 (4.20%) SQL Developer
16 89 (4.07%) Administrator
17 88 (4.02%) Consultant
17 88 (4.02%) SQL DBA
18 82 (3.75%) Business Intelligence Developer
19 81 (3.70%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1279 (58.46%) .NET
2 886 (40.49%) ASP.NET
3 711 (32.50%) HTML
4 590 (26.97%) CSS
5 404 (18.46%) jQuery
6 381 (17.41%) .NET Framework
7 340 (15.54%) WCF
7 340 (15.54%) ASP.NET MVC
8 295 (13.48%) XML
9 219 (10.01%) Web Services
10 205 (9.37%) Entity Framework
11 204 (9.32%) HTML5
12 198 (9.05%) Ajax
13 137 (6.26%) LINQ
14 122 (5.58%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 120 (5.48%) CSS3
15 120 (5.48%) WPF
16 109 (4.98%) WinForms
17 91 (4.16%) ASP.NET Web API
18 89 (4.07%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 143 (6.54%) Analytical Skills
2 114 (5.21%) Computer Science
3 80 (3.66%) Enterprise Software
4 58 (2.65%) Inversion of Control
5 47 (2.15%) Management Information System
6 44 (2.01%) Clustering
7 42 (1.92%) Mobile App
8 41 (1.87%) N-Tier
9 36 (1.65%) User Experience
10 35 (1.60%) Client/Server
11 30 (1.37%) Open Source
12 23 (1.05%) Visualisation
12 23 (1.05%) Mathematics
13 22 (1.01%) Data Structures
14 19 (0.87%) Social Media
15 18 (0.82%) BBC
15 18 (0.82%) Replication
16 15 (0.69%) W3C
16 15 (0.69%) Statistics
17 11 (0.50%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 591 (27.01%) Windows
2 157 (7.18%) Windows Server 2008
3 153 (6.99%) Linux
4 80 (3.66%) Windows Server 2003
5 73 (3.34%) UNIX
5 73 (3.34%) Windows Server 2012
6 44 (2.01%) Android
7 38 (1.74%) Solaris
8 30 (1.37%) Windows 7
9 23 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 21 (0.96%) Apple iOS
10 21 (0.96%) Windows XP
11 16 (0.73%) Windows 8
12 11 (0.50%) CentOS
13 9 (0.41%) Windows Vista
14 5 (0.23%) Windows Mobile
15 2 (0.091%) Windows 2000 Server
15 2 (0.091%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.091%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 1 (0.046%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 616 (28.15%) MVC
2 533 (24.36%) Agile Software Development
3 283 (12.93%) Business Intelligence
4 249 (11.38%) TDD
5 212 (9.69%) OO
6 197 (9.00%) Scrum
7 171 (7.82%) Software Engineering
8 162 (7.40%) Web Development
9 141 (6.44%) Web Application Development
10 131 (5.99%) CRM
11 126 (5.76%) Continuous Integration
12 116 (5.30%) ITIL
13 106 (4.84%) E-Commerce
14 105 (4.80%) ETL
15 90 (4.11%) Project Management
16 88 (4.02%) BDD
17 87 (3.98%) Unit Testing
18 84 (3.84%) Mentoring
19 83 (3.79%) Kanban
20 71 (3.24%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 1167 (53.34%) SQL
2 1132 (51.74%) C#
3 672 (30.71%) JavaScript
4 458 (20.93%) T-SQL
5 404 (18.46%) VB.NET
6 154 (7.04%) VB
7 122 (5.58%) PL/SQL
8 103 (4.71%) PHP
9 93 (4.25%) Java
10 60 (2.74%) Ruby
11 54 (2.47%) PowerShell
12 47 (2.15%) VB6
13 45 (2.06%) VBA
14 33 (1.51%) VBScript
15 32 (1.46%) Python
16 27 (1.23%) C
16 27 (1.23%) C++
17 20 (0.91%) R
18 18 (0.82%) Perl
18 18 (0.82%) XAML
Qualifications
1 201 (9.19%) Degree
2 114 (5.21%) Microsoft Certification
3 44 (2.01%) MCSE
4 37 (1.69%) Security Cleared
4 37 (1.69%) MCTS
5 29 (1.33%) MCSA
6 27 (1.23%) MCP
7 26 (1.19%) MCSD
8 25 (1.14%) MCITP
9 24 (1.10%) MCAD
10 20 (0.91%) ITIL Certification
11 19 (0.87%) ISEB
12 18 (0.82%) SC Cleared
13 17 (0.78%) Citrix Certification
14 14 (0.64%) CCA
15 13 (0.59%) Cisco Certification
15 13 (0.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 12 (0.55%) ISTQB
17 9 (0.41%) HND
18 7 (0.32%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (2.06%) QA
2 44 (2.01%) SLA
3 10 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (0.27%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.14%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.14%) WAI
5 3 (0.14%) COBIT
6 1 (0.046%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 183 (8.36%) Active Directory
2 124 (5.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 94 (4.30%) Hyper-V
4 46 (2.10%) vSphere
5 20 (0.91%) XenApp
6 10 (0.46%) VMware ESXi
7 9 (0.41%) Terminal Services
8 8 (0.37%) Docker
9 6 (0.27%) VMware ESX
9 6 (0.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 6 (0.27%) XenDesktop
10 4 (0.18%) XenServer
11 3 (0.14%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 2 (0.091%) Oracle RAC
12 2 (0.091%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 2 (0.091%) RHEV
13 1 (0.046%) Forefront TMG
13 1 (0.046%) Microsoft App-V
13 1 (0.046%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 21 (0.96%) Nagios
2 16 (0.73%) Tivoli
3 15 (0.69%) Unicenter
3 15 (0.69%) BladeLogic
3 15 (0.69%) Ansible
4 12 (0.55%) Control-M
5 11 (0.50%) Backup Exec
6 10 (0.46%) NetBackup
7 9 (0.41%) WMI
8 6 (0.27%) SCCM
9 5 (0.23%) Norton AntiVirus
9 5 (0.23%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 3 (0.14%) Foglight
10 3 (0.14%) WSUS
10 3 (0.14%) Oracle RMAN
10 3 (0.14%) Opscode Chef
10 3 (0.14%) SCDPM
10 3 (0.14%) Data Guard
10 3 (0.14%) Puppet
11 2 (0.091%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 866 (39.58%) Microsoft
2 256 (11.70%) Oracle
3 175 (8.00%) VMware
4 91 (4.16%) Citrix
5 66 (3.02%) Cisco
6 60 (2.74%) Cognos
7 58 (2.65%) Business Objects
8 46 (2.10%) Red Hat
9 39 (1.78%) Facebook
10 38 (1.74%) Google
11 37 (1.69%) Tableau
12 34 (1.55%) IBM
13 29 (1.33%) Adobe
13 29 (1.33%) Twitter
14 25 (1.14%) HP
14 25 (1.14%) Apple
15 21 (0.96%) NetApp
16 18 (0.82%) Yahoo!
16 18 (0.82%) Sony
16 18 (0.82%) Talend
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 30 minutes ago
Staffordshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Lichfield, Staffordshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Deanslist Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Deanslist Limited
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Hays IT
Salary: excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
La Fosse Associates Limited
Salary: Car + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Staffordshire
SmartSourcing plc
Posted: 2 days ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + bonus, pension etc
Posted: 2 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + great benefits!
Posted: 2 days ago