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

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 5 6 2
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -4
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 1094 974 1149
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 20.18% 17.46% 23.62%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 59.78% 59.35% 69.55%
Number of salaries quoted 924 879 1021
Average salary £37,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.33% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
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
1830 1641 1652
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 33.76% 29.41% 33.96%
Number of salaries quoted 1523 1467 1438
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +9.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,500 £55,000
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 20 August 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 August 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 +1 286 £37,500 -6.25% 33
Staffordshire 0 285 £35,000 -12.50% 29
Warwickshire +9 137 £37,500 +7.14% 18
Worcestershire -1 92 £37,500 +3.44% 15
Coventry -4 76 £37,500 +7.14% 17
Solihull +4 71 £37,500 +9.48% 11
Wolverhampton +4 23 £33,500 +3.87% 3
Walsall 0 23 £37,500 +33.92% 5
Herefordshire -3 12 £31,500 -16.00% 2
Shropshire -7 12 £35,000 - 1
Sutton Coldfield 0 9 £35,000 +34.61% 1
Dudley +2 2 £27,750 -38.33% 1
West Bromwich -10 1 £37,500 -6.25% 1
SQL Server
England

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 1248 (57.46%) .NET
2 1188 (54.70%) SQL
3 1060 (48.80%) C#
4 866 (39.87%) ASP.NET
5 832 (38.31%) Microsoft
6 655 (30.16%) HTML
7 578 (26.61%) JavaScript
8 512 (23.57%) CSS
9 464 (21.36%) Windows
10 460 (21.18%) MVC
10 460 (21.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 454 (20.90%) VB.NET
12 412 (18.97%) SQL Server 2008
13 409 (18.83%) MS Excel
14 394 (18.14%) T-SQL
15 373 (17.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 359 (16.53%) .NET Framework
17 357 (16.44%) jQuery
18 349 (16.07%) Business Intelligence
19 325 (14.96%) Degree
20 301 (13.86%) Oracle
21 287 (13.21%) XML
22 272 (12.52%) Web Services
23 263 (12.11%) Agile Software Development
24 249 (11.46%) SharePoint
25 248 (11.42%) Ajax
26 240 (11.05%) SQL Server 2005
27 231 (10.64%) WCF
28 228 (10.50%) Web Development
29 223 (10.27%) Finance

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

For the 6 months to 20 August 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
1 249 (11.46%) SharePoint
2 114 (5.25%) IIS
3 97 (4.47%) MS Exchange
4 58 (2.67%) Tomcat
5 45 (2.07%) Apache
6 39 (1.80%) Node.js
7 34 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2007
8 33 (1.52%) SharePoint Server
9 31 (1.43%) CMS
10 30 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2010
11 25 (1.15%) BizTalk Server
12 24 (1.10%) SharePoint 2010
13 19 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2003
14 16 (0.74%) WebSphere
14 16 (0.74%) SharePoint 2013
15 15 (0.69%) Umbraco
16 12 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2013
17 11 (0.51%) Lync
17 11 (0.51%) SAS
18 9 (0.41%) nginx
Applications
1 409 (18.83%) MS Excel
2 106 (4.88%) MS Office
3 15 (0.69%) InfoPath
4 12 (0.55%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (0.32%) FastStats
6 4 (0.18%) PowerPivot
7 2 (0.092%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.092%) MS Project
7 2 (0.092%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.092%) SPSS
7 2 (0.092%) Stata
8 1 (0.046%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 91 (4.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 70 (3.22%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 34 (1.57%) Cognos TM1
4 20 (0.92%) Dynamics NAV
5 13 (0.60%) Dynamics AX
6 11 (0.51%) Oracle BPM
7 10 (0.46%) Agresso
8 8 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
9 7 (0.32%) Summit
9 7 (0.32%) Line 500
10 3 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
10 3 (0.14%) Pivotal CRM
10 3 (0.14%) Visualfiles
10 3 (0.14%) e-Work
11 2 (0.092%) WebTrends
11 2 (0.092%) Sage 200
12 1 (0.046%) Dynamics GP
12 1 (0.046%) INSURE/90
12 1 (0.046%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 30 (1.38%) Office 365
2 29 (1.34%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (0.74%) SaaS
4 13 (0.60%) GitHub
5 4 (0.18%) IaaS
6 2 (0.092%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.046%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 71 (3.27%) Internet
2 66 (3.04%) TCP/IP
3 57 (2.62%) DNS
4 56 (2.58%) SAN
5 49 (2.26%) Firewall
6 39 (1.80%) DHCP
7 36 (1.66%) VPN
8 28 (1.29%) Intranet
9 26 (1.20%) LAN
10 23 (1.06%) HTTP
11 22 (1.01%) WAN
12 19 (0.87%) FTP
13 12 (0.55%) SSL
13 12 (0.55%) WAAS
13 12 (0.55%) Cisco Nexus
14 11 (0.51%) NAS
14 11 (0.51%) HTTPS
14 11 (0.51%) VLAN
15 10 (0.46%) Wireless
16 8 (0.37%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 460 (21.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 412 (18.97%) SQL Server 2008
3 373 (17.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 240 (11.05%) SQL Server 2005
5 196 (9.02%) Data Warehouse
6 183 (8.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 178 (8.20%) SQL Server 2012
8 177 (8.15%) Relational Database
9 97 (4.47%) Oracle Database
10 79 (3.64%) OLAP
11 77 (3.55%) MySQL
11 77 (3.55%) RDBMS
12 50 (2.30%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 46 (2.12%) NoSQL
14 45 (2.07%) Cognos Framework Manager
15 43 (1.98%) Data Mart
15 43 (1.98%) PostgreSQL
16 42 (1.93%) Oracle Reports
17 40 (1.84%) Crystal Reports
18 35 (1.61%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 198 (9.12%) Visual Studio
2 87 (4.01%) Team Foundation Server
3 62 (2.85%) Git (software)
4 59 (2.72%) Subversion
5 39 (1.80%) JIRA
6 37 (1.70%) NUnit
7 31 (1.43%) Oracle Forms
8 26 (1.20%) MSTest
9 25 (1.15%) Rhino Mocks
10 22 (1.01%) Moq
11 20 (0.92%) Eclipse
12 19 (0.87%) Jenkins
13 17 (0.78%) Maven
14 16 (0.74%) Toad
15 13 (0.60%) Talend Open Studio
15 13 (0.60%) Selenium
16 12 (0.55%) FitNesse
17 11 (0.51%) Hudson
18 8 (0.37%) TeamCity
18 8 (0.37%) ReSharper
General
1 223 (10.27%) Finance
2 63 (2.90%) Automotive
3 60 (2.76%) Retail
4 48 (2.21%) Manufacturing
5 44 (2.03%) Law
6 43 (1.98%) Legal
6 43 (1.98%) Advertising
7 31 (1.43%) Marketing
8 26 (1.20%) Billing
8 26 (1.20%) Games
9 15 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
10 13 (0.60%) Telecoms
11 10 (0.46%) Military
12 7 (0.32%) Banking
13 4 (0.18%) Back Office
14 3 (0.14%) Financial Institution
15 2 (0.092%) Aerospace
16 1 (0.046%) Publishing
16 1 (0.046%) German Language
Job Titles
1 1445 (66.53%) Developer
2 611 (28.13%) .NET Developer
3 310 (14.27%) C# Developer
4 230 (10.59%) Analyst
5 219 (10.08%) Senior Developer
6 203 (9.35%) Software Developer
6 203 (9.35%) ASP.NET Developer
7 197 (9.07%) C# .NET Developer
8 155 (7.14%) SQL Developer
9 126 (5.80%) DBA
10 125 (5.76%) Web Developer
11 112 (5.16%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 92 (4.24%) VB.NET Developer
13 91 (4.19%) SQL DBA
13 91 (4.19%) Administrator
14 90 (4.14%) Junior
15 88 (4.05%) Senior .NET Developer
16 87 (4.01%) Consultant
17 84 (3.87%) C# ASP.NET Developer
18 81 (3.73%) .NET Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1248 (57.46%) .NET
2 866 (39.87%) ASP.NET
3 655 (30.16%) HTML
4 512 (23.57%) CSS
5 359 (16.53%) .NET Framework
6 357 (16.44%) jQuery
7 287 (13.21%) XML
8 272 (12.52%) Web Services
9 248 (11.42%) Ajax
10 231 (10.64%) WCF
11 212 (9.76%) HTML5
12 211 (9.71%) ASP.NET MVC
13 158 (7.27%) WPF
14 138 (6.35%) WinForms
15 131 (6.03%) CSS3
16 125 (5.76%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
17 103 (4.74%) ASP.NET Web Forms
18 98 (4.51%) LINQ
19 89 (4.10%) XSLT
20 60 (2.76%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 136 (6.26%) Computer Science
2 70 (3.22%) N-Tier
3 66 (3.04%) Mobile App
4 58 (2.67%) Clustering
5 46 (2.12%) Replication
6 45 (2.07%) Mathematics
7 35 (1.61%) Management Information System
8 34 (1.57%) Enterprise Software
9 22 (1.01%) Inversion of Control
10 16 (0.74%) Data Extraction
10 16 (0.74%) Client/Server
11 13 (0.60%) Smartcard
12 11 (0.51%) Social Media
13 10 (0.46%) FlexPod
13 10 (0.46%) Open Source
13 10 (0.46%) Data Protection Act
14 8 (0.37%) SCADA
14 8 (0.37%) Thin Client
14 8 (0.37%) BBC
14 8 (0.37%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 464 (21.36%) Windows
2 134 (6.17%) Windows Server 2008
3 109 (5.02%) Linux
4 93 (4.28%) UNIX
5 57 (2.62%) Windows Server 2003
6 56 (2.58%) Windows 7
6 56 (2.58%) Windows Server 2012
7 35 (1.61%) Windows 8
8 34 (1.57%) Android
9 20 (0.92%) Apple iOS
10 17 (0.78%) Debian
11 13 (0.60%) Windows XP
12 12 (0.55%) Ubuntu
13 11 (0.51%) Solaris
14 8 (0.37%) CentOS
15 7 (0.32%) Windows 2000 Server
16 6 (0.28%) Windows Mobile
16 6 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 5 (0.23%) Windows Phone
17 5 (0.23%) SELinux
Processes & Methodologies
1 460 (21.18%) MVC
2 349 (16.07%) Business Intelligence
3 263 (12.11%) Agile Software Development
4 228 (10.50%) Web Development
5 211 (9.71%) TDD
6 209 (9.62%) OO
7 178 (8.20%) ETL
8 156 (7.18%) Unit Testing
9 143 (6.58%) Software Engineering
10 142 (6.54%) E-Commerce
11 129 (5.94%) CRM
12 123 (5.66%) Scrum
13 105 (4.83%) Continuous Integration
14 96 (4.42%) ITIL
15 83 (3.82%) Data Modelling
16 79 (3.64%) SOA
17 66 (3.04%) OOP
17 66 (3.04%) Data Analysis
18 65 (2.99%) Project Management
19 63 (2.90%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 1188 (54.70%) SQL
2 1060 (48.80%) C#
3 578 (26.61%) JavaScript
4 454 (20.90%) VB.NET
5 394 (18.14%) T-SQL
6 170 (7.83%) VB
7 117 (5.39%) Java
8 88 (4.05%) PHP
9 83 (3.82%) PL/SQL
9 83 (3.82%) C++
10 48 (2.21%) VBA
11 46 (2.12%) VB6
12 39 (1.80%) C
13 27 (1.24%) Ruby
14 24 (1.10%) XAML
15 22 (1.01%) Python
16 21 (0.97%) Shell Script
17 18 (0.83%) PowerShell
18 14 (0.64%) Perl
19 13 (0.60%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 325 (14.96%) Degree
2 131 (6.03%) Microsoft Certification
3 58 (2.67%) MCSE
4 39 (1.80%) MCITP
5 33 (1.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 28 (1.29%) MCSD
7 25 (1.15%) ISEB
8 23 (1.06%) Citrix Certification
9 20 (0.92%) CCA
10 19 (0.87%) MCP
10 19 (0.87%) MCSA
10 19 (0.87%) MCTS
10 19 (0.87%) Security Cleared
11 14 (0.64%) Cisco Certification
12 13 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
13 12 (0.55%) NCDA
13 12 (0.55%) NCIE
13 12 (0.55%) VTSP
14 10 (0.46%) CCNA
15 9 (0.41%) MCAD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (2.39%) QA
2 39 (1.80%) SLA
3 14 (0.64%) Data Quality
4 12 (0.55%) PCI DSS
5 11 (0.51%) Solvency II
5 11 (0.51%) Basel II
5 11 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 135 (6.22%) Active Directory
2 83 (3.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 58 (2.67%) Hyper-V
4 24 (1.10%) vSphere
5 20 (0.92%) XenApp
6 19 (0.87%) XenDesktop
7 13 (0.60%) XenServer
8 12 (0.55%) vCloud
9 11 (0.51%) VMware ESX
10 10 (0.46%) Oracle RMAN
11 6 (0.28%) Microsoft App-V
11 6 (0.28%) Postfix
12 5 (0.23%) Sendmail
12 5 (0.23%) Varnish
13 4 (0.18%) Forefront TMG
13 4 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
14 3 (0.14%) Terminal Server
14 3 (0.14%) Terminal Services
14 3 (0.14%) UAG
15 2 (0.092%) NFS
Systems Management
1 26 (1.20%) SCCM
2 22 (1.01%) SCOM
3 10 (0.46%) WSUS
4 9 (0.41%) Data Guard
5 7 (0.32%) Nagios
6 4 (0.18%) EMC NetWorker
6 4 (0.18%) SCDPM
7 3 (0.14%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 3 (0.14%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 3 (0.14%) MAILsweeper
7 3 (0.14%) MOM
7 3 (0.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (0.092%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (0.092%) Backup Exec
8 2 (0.092%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (0.092%) SCVMM
9 1 (0.046%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 832 (38.31%) Microsoft
2 301 (13.86%) Oracle
3 124 (5.71%) VMware
4 90 (4.14%) Cognos
5 88 (4.05%) Citrix
6 65 (2.99%) Cisco
7 50 (2.30%) Business Objects
8 42 (1.93%) IBM
9 33 (1.52%) AccuRev
10 30 (1.38%) JBoss
11 29 (1.34%) Facebook
12 28 (1.29%) EMC
13 23 (1.06%) Apple
14 21 (0.97%) HP
14 21 (0.97%) Dell
14 21 (0.97%) SAP
14 21 (0.97%) Google
14 21 (0.97%) Netezza
15 19 (0.87%) MicroStrategy
15 19 (0.87%) NetApp
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + bonus, flexible working hours
Posted: 7 hours ago
Walsall, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £24000 per annum + pension etc
Posted: 7 hours ago
Dudley, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £30000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Droitwich, Worcestershire
Kingfisher Consultancy
Salary: £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Lichfield, Staffordshire
Proteus Europe
Posted: 9 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Walsall, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Redditch, Worcestershire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + Non contrib Pension,
Posted: 14 hours ago
West Bromwich, West Midlands (County)
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Warwickshire
Venturi
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Network ITR
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £36000.00 - £43000.00 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Warwick, Warwickshire
Fusion Recruitment Solutions
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum and benefits.
Posted: Yesterday
Staffordshire
Logic Engagements Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + pension etc.
Posted: Yesterday
Redditch, Worcestershire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bens
Posted: Yesterday