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 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 3 6 2
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -4
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 1183 939 1174
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 20.58% 17.88% 24.64%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 61.23% 60.08% 69.80%
Number of salaries quoted 1041 805 1064
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £50,000
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 West Midlands region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
1932 1563 1682
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 33.61% 29.76% 35.30%
Number of salaries quoted 1648 1376 1477
Average salary £37,500 £39,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.06% +5.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £53,000
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 20 October 2014.

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 20 October 2014. 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 0 310 £37,500 - 46
Staffordshire -2 252 £35,000 - 27
Warwickshire +5 197 £37,500 +7.14% 24
Coventry 0 107 £40,000 +11.11% 27
Worcestershire +5 97 £32,500 -13.33% 8
Solihull +10 66 £38,250 +2.00% 6
Walsall +5 30 £37,500 -21.05% 5
Wolverhampton +4 22 £32,500 -19.75% 6
Shropshire +11 15 £35,650 +17.85% 8
Herefordshire -1 15 £31,500 -16.00% 2
Dudley +2 7 £30,000 -10.44%
Sutton Coldfield -2 6 £30,500 -24.69% 2
West Bromwich +1 3 £43,000 +14.66% 1
Wednesbury 0 1 £21,500 -14.00%
Halesowen 0 1 £40,000 +60.00%
SQL Server
England

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, 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 1284 (56.91%) .NET
2 1259 (55.81%) SQL
3 1114 (49.38%) C#
4 882 (39.10%) ASP.NET
5 881 (39.05%) Microsoft
6 754 (33.42%) HTML
7 656 (29.08%) JavaScript
8 585 (25.93%) CSS
9 536 (23.76%) Agile Software Development
10 522 (23.14%) MVC
11 517 (22.92%) Windows
12 482 (21.37%) VB.NET
13 475 (21.05%) MS Excel
14 469 (20.79%) SQL Server 2008
15 448 (19.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 442 (19.59%) T-SQL
17 392 (17.38%) jQuery
18 380 (16.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 375 (16.62%) .NET Framework
20 345 (15.29%) Business Intelligence
21 336 (14.89%) Degree
22 317 (14.05%) XML
23 315 (13.96%) Oracle
24 288 (12.77%) Web Services
25 268 (11.88%) SharePoint
26 265 (11.75%) Ajax
27 254 (11.26%) WCF
28 242 (10.73%) Finance
29 239 (10.59%) SQL Server 2005
30 231 (10.24%) ASP.NET MVC

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

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, 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
1 268 (11.88%) SharePoint
2 112 (4.96%) IIS
3 102 (4.52%) MS Exchange
4 53 (2.35%) BizTalk Server
5 44 (1.95%) Tomcat
6 40 (1.77%) Exchange Server 2010
7 39 (1.73%) SharePoint Server
8 36 (1.60%) SharePoint 2010
9 34 (1.51%) Node.js
10 33 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2007
11 30 (1.33%) JBoss
12 26 (1.15%) Apache
13 25 (1.11%) SharePoint 2013
14 22 (0.98%) CMS
15 21 (0.93%) WebSphere
16 20 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2003
17 13 (0.58%) SAS
17 13 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2013
18 11 (0.49%) Lync
19 8 (0.35%) WordPress
Applications
1 475 (21.05%) MS Excel
2 118 (5.23%) MS Office
3 16 (0.71%) InfoPath
4 10 (0.44%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (0.27%) FastStats
6 5 (0.22%) MS Visio
7 4 (0.18%) SPSS
8 3 (0.13%) PowerPivot
9 2 (0.089%) MS Project
10 1 (0.044%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.044%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.044%) Stata
Business Applications
1 96 (4.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 57 (2.53%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 18 (0.80%) Dynamics AX
4 17 (0.75%) Dynamics NAV
5 14 (0.62%) Oracle EBS
6 13 (0.58%) Cognos TM1
7 10 (0.44%) Agresso
7 10 (0.44%) Line 500
8 7 (0.31%) Summit
9 4 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
10 3 (0.13%) Pivotal CRM
10 3 (0.13%) e-Work
10 3 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
11 2 (0.089%) Oracle 11i
11 2 (0.089%) Oracle Applications
11 2 (0.089%) Oracle EBS R12
12 1 (0.044%) SAP BPC
12 1 (0.044%) Sage 200
12 1 (0.044%) Sage 50
12 1 (0.044%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 30 (1.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 30 (1.33%) Office 365
2 19 (0.84%) GitHub
3 14 (0.62%) SaaS
4 4 (0.18%) IaaS
5 2 (0.089%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.044%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 75 (3.32%) TCP/IP
2 69 (3.06%) Internet
3 61 (2.70%) DNS
4 56 (2.48%) SAN
5 46 (2.04%) Intranet
6 40 (1.77%) Firewall
7 39 (1.73%) DHCP
8 32 (1.42%) VPN
9 31 (1.37%) LAN
10 28 (1.24%) WAN
11 22 (0.98%) WAAS
11 22 (0.98%) Cisco Nexus
12 16 (0.71%) HTTP
13 15 (0.66%) FTP
13 15 (0.66%) NAS
14 12 (0.53%) VLAN
15 9 (0.40%) Wireless
15 9 (0.40%) SSL
16 8 (0.35%) HTTPS
17 7 (0.31%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 469 (20.79%) SQL Server 2008
2 448 (19.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 380 (16.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 239 (10.59%) SQL Server 2005
5 224 (9.93%) Relational Database
6 192 (8.51%) SQL Server 2012
7 185 (8.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 174 (7.71%) Data Warehouse
9 115 (5.10%) Oracle Database
10 107 (4.74%) RDBMS
11 85 (3.77%) MySQL
12 68 (3.01%) OLAP
13 66 (2.93%) Data Mart
14 47 (2.08%) Cognos Framework Manager
15 46 (2.04%) PostgreSQL
16 42 (1.86%) Crystal Reports
17 39 (1.73%) Oracle Reports
17 39 (1.73%) QlikView
18 38 (1.68%) MS Access
19 37 (1.64%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 226 (10.02%) Visual Studio
2 113 (5.01%) Team Foundation Server
3 61 (2.70%) Git (software)
4 53 (2.35%) Subversion
5 39 (1.73%) NUnit
5 39 (1.73%) MSTest
6 36 (1.60%) Moq
7 34 (1.51%) Rhino Mocks
7 34 (1.51%) Oracle Forms
8 29 (1.29%) JIRA
9 27 (1.20%) Toad
10 24 (1.06%) ReSharper
11 19 (0.84%) Eclipse
11 19 (0.84%) Jenkins
12 15 (0.66%) Maven
13 11 (0.49%) Selenium
13 11 (0.49%) Hudson
14 10 (0.44%) FitNesse
14 10 (0.44%) Talend Open Studio
15 8 (0.35%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 242 (10.73%) Finance
2 70 (3.10%) Retail
3 62 (2.75%) Automotive
4 48 (2.13%) Advertising
5 47 (2.08%) Manufacturing
6 37 (1.64%) Legal
7 34 (1.51%) Marketing
8 33 (1.46%) Telecoms
9 28 (1.24%) Law
10 26 (1.15%) Billing
11 15 (0.66%) Front Office
11 15 (0.66%) Banking
12 13 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
13 12 (0.53%) Games
14 10 (0.44%) Financial Institution
15 8 (0.35%) Back Office
16 4 (0.18%) Military
17 3 (0.13%) Aerospace
18 1 (0.044%) Publishing
18 1 (0.044%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1481 (65.65%) Developer
2 590 (26.15%) .NET Developer
3 296 (13.12%) C# Developer
4 263 (11.66%) Analyst
5 224 (9.93%) Senior Developer
6 214 (9.49%) Software Developer
7 198 (8.78%) C# .NET Developer
8 189 (8.38%) ASP.NET Developer
9 169 (7.49%) SQL Developer
10 133 (5.90%) Web Developer
11 128 (5.67%) DBA
12 112 (4.96%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 106 (4.70%) Junior
14 97 (4.30%) Consultant
15 93 (4.12%) Junior Developer
16 92 (4.08%) SQL DBA
17 83 (3.68%) Administrator
18 81 (3.59%) VB.NET Developer
19 80 (3.55%) C# ASP.NET Developer
20 79 (3.50%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1284 (56.91%) .NET
2 882 (39.10%) ASP.NET
3 754 (33.42%) HTML
4 585 (25.93%) CSS
5 392 (17.38%) jQuery
6 375 (16.62%) .NET Framework
7 317 (14.05%) XML
8 288 (12.77%) Web Services
9 265 (11.75%) Ajax
10 254 (11.26%) WCF
11 231 (10.24%) ASP.NET MVC
12 217 (9.62%) HTML5
13 177 (7.85%) WPF
14 166 (7.36%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 144 (6.38%) CSS3
16 128 (5.67%) WinForms
17 123 (5.45%) LINQ
18 100 (4.43%) ASP.NET Web Forms
19 83 (3.68%) XSLT
20 66 (2.93%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 182 (8.07%) Computer Science
2 166 (7.36%) Analytical Skills
3 63 (2.79%) Clustering
3 63 (2.79%) N-Tier
4 47 (2.08%) Mathematics
5 36 (1.60%) Mobile App
5 36 (1.60%) Enterprise Software
6 35 (1.55%) Inversion of Control
7 31 (1.37%) Management Information System
8 27 (1.20%) User Experience
9 23 (1.02%) Data Structures
10 22 (0.98%) Visualisation
11 21 (0.93%) Client/Server
11 21 (0.93%) Replication
11 21 (0.93%) Smartcard
12 20 (0.89%) Algorithms
13 17 (0.75%) W3C
14 13 (0.58%) FlexPod
15 12 (0.53%) Open Source
15 12 (0.53%) Celerra
Operating Systems
1 517 (22.92%) Windows
2 132 (5.85%) Windows Server 2008
3 96 (4.26%) Linux
4 91 (4.03%) UNIX
5 69 (3.06%) Windows Server 2003
6 65 (2.88%) Windows Server 2012
7 47 (2.08%) Windows 7
8 32 (1.42%) Windows 8
9 30 (1.33%) Android
10 25 (1.11%) Windows XP
11 17 (0.75%) Apple iOS
12 15 (0.66%) Solaris
13 11 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 10 (0.44%) Debian
15 9 (0.40%) Ubuntu
16 8 (0.35%) CentOS
17 5 (0.22%) Windows 2000 Server
17 5 (0.22%) AIX
17 5 (0.22%) Mac OS X
17 5 (0.22%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 536 (23.76%) Agile Software Development
2 522 (23.14%) MVC
3 345 (15.29%) Business Intelligence
4 220 (9.75%) OO
5 213 (9.44%) Web Development
6 202 (8.95%) TDD
7 178 (7.89%) ETL
8 151 (6.69%) Software Engineering
9 146 (6.47%) Scrum
10 143 (6.34%) Unit Testing
11 138 (6.12%) CRM
12 124 (5.50%) E-Commerce
13 116 (5.14%) ITIL
14 102 (4.52%) Continuous Integration
15 94 (4.17%) Data Analysis
16 86 (3.81%) OOP
17 85 (3.77%) Mentoring
18 80 (3.55%) Performance Tuning
19 75 (3.32%) Data Modelling
20 71 (3.15%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1259 (55.81%) SQL
2 1114 (49.38%) C#
3 656 (29.08%) JavaScript
4 482 (21.37%) VB.NET
5 442 (19.59%) T-SQL
6 176 (7.80%) VB
7 127 (5.63%) PL/SQL
8 98 (4.34%) PHP
9 97 (4.30%) Java
10 70 (3.10%) C++
11 47 (2.08%) VB6
12 41 (1.82%) XAML
13 36 (1.60%) VBA
14 32 (1.42%) Python
15 31 (1.37%) VBScript
16 27 (1.20%) Ruby
17 26 (1.15%) C
18 24 (1.06%) PHP5
19 21 (0.93%) PowerShell
20 13 (0.58%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 336 (14.89%) Degree
2 136 (6.03%) Microsoft Certification
3 53 (2.35%) MCSE
4 41 (1.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 35 (1.55%) MCTS
6 34 (1.51%) MCITP
6 34 (1.51%) Citrix Certification
7 32 (1.42%) MCSD
8 31 (1.37%) CCA
9 24 (1.06%) Security Cleared
10 23 (1.02%) ISEB
10 23 (1.02%) MCP
11 22 (0.98%) NCDA
11 22 (0.98%) NCIE
11 22 (0.98%) VTSP
12 18 (0.80%) Cisco Certification
13 17 (0.75%) MCAD
13 17 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
14 16 (0.71%) MCSA
15 12 (0.53%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (2.44%) QA
2 53 (2.35%) SLA
3 11 (0.49%) Data Quality
4 6 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.22%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.044%) Basel II
7 1 (0.044%) Solvency II
System Software
1 137 (6.07%) Active Directory
2 97 (4.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 75 (3.32%) Hyper-V
4 35 (1.55%) vSphere
5 33 (1.46%) XenApp
6 27 (1.20%) XenDesktop
7 22 (0.98%) vCloud
8 12 (0.53%) Oracle RMAN
9 11 (0.49%) VMware ESX
10 10 (0.44%) XenServer
11 6 (0.27%) Oracle RAC
12 4 (0.18%) RHEV
13 2 (0.089%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 2 (0.089%) Terminal Server
13 2 (0.089%) Terminal Services
13 2 (0.089%) Postfix
14 1 (0.044%) Sendmail
14 1 (0.044%) Microsoft App-V
14 1 (0.044%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 20 (0.89%) SCCM
2 19 (0.84%) SCOM
3 18 (0.80%) Data Guard
4 8 (0.35%) Nagios
5 7 (0.31%) WSUS
6 6 (0.27%) EMC NetWorker
6 6 (0.27%) SCDPM
7 5 (0.22%) MAILsweeper
8 3 (0.13%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 3 (0.13%) Backup Exec
9 2 (0.089%) NetBackup
9 2 (0.089%) HP Data Protector
9 2 (0.089%) HP Quality Center
10 1 (0.044%) HP SIM
10 1 (0.044%) Cisco UCCX
10 1 (0.044%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 881 (39.05%) Microsoft
2 315 (13.96%) Oracle
3 146 (6.47%) VMware
4 102 (4.52%) Citrix
5 82 (3.63%) Cognos
6 71 (3.15%) Cisco
7 53 (2.35%) Business Objects
8 44 (1.95%) EMC
9 40 (1.77%) IBM
9 40 (1.77%) HP
10 34 (1.51%) NetApp
11 25 (1.11%) Facebook
12 22 (0.98%) AccuRev
13 21 (0.93%) Netezza
14 20 (0.89%) Tableau
15 19 (0.84%) MicroStrategy
16 17 (0.75%) Sage
17 15 (0.66%) Dell
17 15 (0.66%) Adobe
18 14 (0.62%) Apple
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
X4 Group
Salary: £25k - 35k per year
Posted: 10 hours ago
Redditch, Worcestershire
PNG Recruitment Solutions
Salary: From £24,000 to £27,000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Warwickshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Certes Computing Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Plus benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Kyna Associates
Salary: £35000 - £40000 Per Annum Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands (County)
Latcom Ltd
Salary: From £22,000 to £29,000 per annum + MVC Formal Training + Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Heat Recruitment
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £30000.00 - £42000.00 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Erin Associates
Salary: £38000 - £39000 per annum + Benefits, Flexi time
Posted: 17 hours ago
Telford, Shropshire
Sanderson
Salary: £20000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Henley-In-Arden, West Midlands (County)
I4 Recruitment
Salary: Market related
Posted: 17 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Fantastic + prospects + benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Ross-On-Wye, Herefordshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Lichfield, Staffordshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits, Car
Posted: 18 hours ago
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Erin Associates
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Erin Associates
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Based on Exp+ Bonus, Bens
Posted: 19 hours ago
West Midlands
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + BENEFITS
Posted: 19 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £20000.00 - £22000.00 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago