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 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 5 3 3
Rank change year-on-year
-2 0
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 1061 916 1228
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 21.06% 20.44% 26.26%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 65.33% 61.60% 68.53%
Number of salaries quoted 985 787 1100
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £36,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £25,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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
1624 1487 1792
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 32.24% 33.18% 38.32%
Number of salaries quoted 1463 1259 1572
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 -5 288 £36,500 +4.28% 57
Staffordshire -2 169 £38,000 +8.57% 28
Warwickshire +3 165 £40,000 - 26
Coventry +4 139 £40,000 +16.78% 15
Worcestershire +4 66 £35,000 -3.44% 7
Solihull +1 65 £36,000 -4.00% 7
Walsall +3 26 £37,500 +7.14% 4
Wolverhampton -5 23 £35,000 +4.47% 6
Shropshire +2 20 £32,500 -31.57% 2
Herefordshire +1 14 £26,000 -32.46% 5
Dudley +1 10 £35,000 +7.69%
West Bromwich +8 9 £42,500 +26.86% 1
Sutton Coldfield -1 3 £40,000 +23.07% 1
Wednesbury - 2 £31,500 -
Stourbridge 0 1 £40,000 -8.04%
Halesowen -1 1 £40,000 +19.40%
SQL Server
England

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 1240 (55.16%) SQL
2 1239 (55.12%) .NET
3 1088 (48.40%) C#
4 886 (39.41%) Microsoft
5 856 (38.08%) ASP.NET
6 750 (33.36%) HTML
7 678 (30.16%) JavaScript
8 611 (27.18%) CSS
9 590 (26.25%) Windows
10 578 (25.71%) MVC
11 560 (24.91%) SQL Server 2008
12 525 (23.35%) Agile Software Development
13 482 (21.44%) MS Excel
14 462 (20.55%) T-SQL
15 431 (19.17%) VB.NET
16 422 (18.77%) jQuery
17 421 (18.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 384 (17.08%) .NET Framework
19 378 (16.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 326 (14.50%) Business Intelligence
21 283 (12.59%) Oracle
22 280 (12.46%) XML
23 269 (11.97%) ASP.NET MVC
24 252 (11.21%) Degree
25 250 (11.12%) SQL Server 2005
26 249 (11.08%) WCF
27 243 (10.81%) Visual Studio
28 239 (10.63%) Ajax
29 232 (10.32%) SharePoint
30 230 (10.23%) SQL Server 2012

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 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
1 232 (10.32%) SharePoint
2 128 (5.69%) MS Exchange
3 126 (5.60%) IIS
4 82 (3.65%) BizTalk Server
5 58 (2.58%) SharePoint 2010
6 57 (2.54%) Exchange Server 2010
7 40 (1.78%) Node.js
7 40 (1.78%) SharePoint 2013
8 37 (1.65%) Tomcat
9 26 (1.16%) SharePoint Server
10 24 (1.07%) CMS
11 23 (1.02%) JBoss
12 22 (0.98%) Apache
12 22 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2007
13 19 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2013
14 18 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2003
14 18 (0.80%) Umbraco
15 17 (0.76%) WebSphere
16 16 (0.71%) SAS
17 10 (0.44%) WebLogic
Applications
1 482 (21.44%) MS Excel
2 124 (5.52%) MS Office
3 12 (0.53%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (0.44%) MS Visio
5 8 (0.36%) InfoPath
6 4 (0.18%) MS Project
6 4 (0.18%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 3 (0.13%) SPSS
8 2 (0.089%) PowerPivot
9 1 (0.044%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 109 (4.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 46 (2.05%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 42 (1.87%) Dynamics AX
4 21 (0.93%) Dynamics NAV
5 12 (0.53%) Oracle EBS
6 11 (0.49%) Cognos TM1
7 9 (0.40%) Line 500
8 6 (0.27%) Agresso
9 3 (0.13%) Oracle BPM
9 3 (0.13%) Summit
9 3 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
10 2 (0.089%) Oracle 11i
10 2 (0.089%) Oracle EBS R12
11 1 (0.044%) Academy Housing
11 1 (0.044%) arcHouse
11 1 (0.044%) Sage 50
11 1 (0.044%) SAP BPC
11 1 (0.044%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 49 (2.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 47 (2.09%) Office 365
3 28 (1.25%) SaaS
3 28 (1.25%) GitHub
4 6 (0.27%) IaaS
5 5 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (0.18%) Trello
7 3 (0.13%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 87 (3.87%) TCP/IP
2 83 (3.69%) Firewall
3 72 (3.20%) SAN
4 63 (2.80%) WAN
5 58 (2.58%) LAN
5 58 (2.58%) DNS
6 52 (2.31%) Internet
7 32 (1.42%) DHCP
8 31 (1.38%) Intranet
9 30 (1.33%) VPN
10 26 (1.16%) NAS
11 23 (1.02%) HTTP
12 14 (0.62%) Cisco Nexus
12 14 (0.62%) WAAS
13 13 (0.58%) Broadband
14 12 (0.53%) VLAN
15 8 (0.36%) VoIP
16 7 (0.31%) SNMP
17 6 (0.27%) FTP
17 6 (0.27%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 560 (24.91%) SQL Server 2008
2 421 (18.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 378 (16.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 250 (11.12%) SQL Server 2005
5 230 (10.23%) SQL Server 2012
6 228 (10.14%) Relational Database
7 192 (8.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 127 (5.65%) Data Warehouse
9 119 (5.29%) RDBMS
10 105 (4.67%) MySQL
11 102 (4.54%) Oracle Database
12 60 (2.67%) Data Mart
13 42 (1.87%) MS Access
14 39 (1.73%) Cognos Report Studio
14 39 (1.73%) Oracle Database 11g
14 39 (1.73%) Crystal Reports
15 37 (1.65%) QlikView
16 35 (1.56%) Cognos Framework Manager
17 32 (1.42%) PostgreSQL
18 30 (1.33%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 243 (10.81%) Visual Studio
2 130 (5.78%) Team Foundation Server
3 79 (3.51%) NUnit
4 68 (3.02%) MSTest
5 62 (2.76%) Moq
6 61 (2.71%) Rhino Mocks
7 58 (2.58%) Git (software)
8 39 (1.73%) Subversion
9 36 (1.60%) ReSharper
10 21 (0.93%) Toad
11 14 (0.62%) Jenkins
11 14 (0.62%) Eclipse
11 14 (0.62%) JIRA
12 13 (0.58%) Hudson
12 13 (0.58%) Oracle Forms
13 11 (0.49%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 10 (0.44%) Visual Studio Team System
15 8 (0.36%) Talend Open Studio
16 7 (0.31%) LLBLGen Pro
16 7 (0.31%) NetAdvantage
General
1 204 (9.07%) Finance
2 66 (2.94%) Retail
3 61 (2.71%) Telecoms
4 47 (2.09%) Advertising
5 44 (1.96%) Automotive
6 33 (1.47%) Marketing
7 27 (1.20%) Legal
8 24 (1.07%) Billing
9 19 (0.85%) Manufacturing
10 17 (0.76%) Law
10 17 (0.76%) Banking
11 16 (0.71%) Front Office
12 9 (0.40%) Financial Institution
13 7 (0.31%) Back Office
14 6 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
15 1 (0.044%) Retail Banking
15 1 (0.044%) Local Government
15 1 (0.044%) Aerospace
15 1 (0.044%) Games
Job Titles
1 1350 (60.05%) Developer
2 554 (24.64%) .NET Developer
3 308 (13.70%) Analyst
4 289 (12.86%) C# Developer
5 215 (9.56%) Software Developer
6 212 (9.43%) Senior Developer
7 197 (8.76%) C# .NET Developer
8 150 (6.67%) ASP.NET Developer
9 135 (6.01%) Web Developer
10 130 (5.78%) DBA
11 127 (5.65%) SQL Developer
12 105 (4.67%) Administrator
13 98 (4.36%) Junior
13 98 (4.36%) SQL DBA
14 96 (4.27%) Support Analyst
14 96 (4.27%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 92 (4.09%) C# ASP.NET Developer
16 91 (4.05%) Consultant
17 86 (3.83%) Applications Support
18 80 (3.56%) Junior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1239 (55.12%) .NET
2 856 (38.08%) ASP.NET
3 750 (33.36%) HTML
4 611 (27.18%) CSS
5 422 (18.77%) jQuery
6 384 (17.08%) .NET Framework
7 280 (12.46%) XML
8 269 (11.97%) ASP.NET MVC
9 249 (11.08%) WCF
10 239 (10.63%) Ajax
11 226 (10.05%) HTML5
12 222 (9.88%) Web Services
13 221 (9.83%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 136 (6.05%) LINQ
14 136 (6.05%) CSS3
15 135 (6.01%) WPF
16 104 (4.63%) WinForms
17 101 (4.49%) AngularJS
18 95 (4.23%) KnockoutJS
19 83 (3.69%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 176 (7.83%) Analytical Skills
2 147 (6.54%) Computer Science
3 63 (2.80%) Inversion of Control
4 55 (2.45%) Clustering
5 46 (2.05%) N-Tier
5 46 (2.05%) Management Information System
6 42 (1.87%) Enterprise Software
7 38 (1.69%) Mathematics
7 38 (1.69%) Mobile App
8 31 (1.38%) Client/Server
8 31 (1.38%) User Experience
9 30 (1.33%) Data Structures
10 26 (1.16%) Visualisation
11 19 (0.85%) Replication
11 19 (0.85%) Smartcard
12 17 (0.76%) W3C
13 15 (0.67%) Open Source
14 14 (0.62%) Statistics
15 10 (0.44%) Social Media
16 9 (0.40%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 590 (26.25%) Windows
2 161 (7.16%) Windows Server 2008
3 130 (5.78%) Linux
4 101 (4.49%) Windows Server 2003
5 92 (4.09%) UNIX
6 77 (3.43%) Windows Server 2012
7 37 (1.65%) Android
8 36 (1.60%) Solaris
9 29 (1.29%) Windows XP
10 27 (1.20%) Windows 7
11 25 (1.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 17 (0.76%) Windows 8
13 14 (0.62%) CentOS
14 13 (0.58%) Apple iOS
15 10 (0.44%) Windows Vista
16 7 (0.31%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 3 (0.13%) Windows 2000
18 2 (0.089%) Windows NT
18 2 (0.089%) Windows 2000 Server
18 2 (0.089%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 578 (25.71%) MVC
2 525 (23.35%) Agile Software Development
3 326 (14.50%) Business Intelligence
4 227 (10.10%) TDD
5 195 (8.67%) Scrum
6 185 (8.23%) OO
7 182 (8.10%) Web Development
8 173 (7.70%) Software Engineering
9 141 (6.27%) CRM
10 140 (6.23%) ETL
11 136 (6.05%) ITIL
12 113 (5.03%) Continuous Integration
13 107 (4.76%) E-Commerce
14 88 (3.91%) Web Application Development
15 83 (3.69%) Unit Testing
15 83 (3.69%) Data Analysis
16 81 (3.60%) Project Management
17 80 (3.56%) Mentoring
18 76 (3.38%) Kanban
19 74 (3.29%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 1240 (55.16%) SQL
2 1088 (48.40%) C#
3 678 (30.16%) JavaScript
4 462 (20.55%) T-SQL
5 431 (19.17%) VB.NET
6 144 (6.41%) VB
7 142 (6.32%) PL/SQL
8 99 (4.40%) PHP
9 89 (3.96%) Java
10 43 (1.91%) VBA
10 43 (1.91%) C++
11 41 (1.82%) VB6
12 36 (1.60%) PowerShell
13 34 (1.51%) XAML
14 29 (1.29%) Ruby
14 29 (1.29%) VBScript
15 24 (1.07%) PHP5
16 22 (0.98%) Python
16 22 (0.98%) C
17 12 (0.53%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 252 (11.21%) Degree
2 125 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
3 49 (2.18%) MCTS
4 41 (1.82%) MCSE
5 34 (1.51%) MCSD
6 30 (1.33%) Security Cleared
7 27 (1.20%) MCP
7 27 (1.20%) MCAD
8 26 (1.16%) CCA
8 26 (1.16%) Citrix Certification
9 25 (1.11%) ITIL Certification
10 24 (1.07%) MCITP
11 23 (1.02%) Cisco Certification
12 22 (0.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 21 (0.93%) ISEB
14 18 (0.80%) MCSA
15 14 (0.62%) NCDA
15 14 (0.62%) NCIE
15 14 (0.62%) VTSP
15 14 (0.62%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (2.76%) SLA
2 53 (2.36%) QA
3 10 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (0.40%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.13%) WAI
5 3 (0.13%) COBIT
5 3 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.044%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 180 (8.01%) Active Directory
2 125 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 102 (4.54%) Hyper-V
4 50 (2.22%) vSphere
5 28 (1.25%) XenApp
6 20 (0.89%) XenDesktop
7 14 (0.62%) vCloud
8 10 (0.44%) VMware ESXi
9 8 (0.36%) Oracle RMAN
10 7 (0.31%) VMware ESX
11 6 (0.27%) Docker
12 5 (0.22%) Oracle RAC
13 4 (0.18%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 4 (0.18%) RHEV
14 3 (0.13%) XenServer
14 3 (0.13%) Terminal Services
15 2 (0.089%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 1 (0.044%) Postfix
16 1 (0.044%) Microsoft App-V
16 1 (0.044%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 17 (0.76%) Nagios
2 12 (0.53%) Data Guard
3 11 (0.49%) SCCM
4 9 (0.40%) SCOM
4 9 (0.40%) Backup Exec
5 7 (0.31%) WMI
5 7 (0.31%) NetBackup
6 6 (0.27%) Unicenter
6 6 (0.27%) Tivoli
6 6 (0.27%) BladeLogic
6 6 (0.27%) SCDPM
6 6 (0.27%) Ansible
7 5 (0.22%) EMC NetWorker
7 5 (0.22%) MAILsweeper
7 5 (0.22%) Control-M
8 4 (0.18%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 3 (0.13%) Foglight
9 3 (0.13%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 2 (0.089%) HP Quality Center
10 2 (0.089%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 886 (39.41%) Microsoft
2 283 (12.59%) Oracle
3 189 (8.41%) VMware
4 106 (4.72%) Citrix
5 78 (3.47%) Cisco
6 67 (2.98%) Cognos
7 48 (2.14%) Business Objects
8 46 (2.05%) IBM
9 42 (1.87%) HP
9 42 (1.87%) Red Hat
10 37 (1.65%) NetApp
11 31 (1.38%) EMC
12 26 (1.16%) Tableau
13 25 (1.11%) Facebook
13 25 (1.11%) Twitter
14 22 (0.98%) Sybase
15 17 (0.76%) Google
15 17 (0.76%) Adobe
16 16 (0.71%) DevExpress
17 15 (0.67%) Sitecore
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