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 6 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 4 5 2
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -3
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 1007 758 1081
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 20.58% 18.52% 23.40%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 62.55% 60.74% 66.48%
Number of salaries quoted 910 642 968
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £24,250 £27,500 £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
1610 1248 1626
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 32.90% 30.50% 35.20%
Number of salaries quoted 1430 1037 1398
Average salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £27,500 £28,500
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 6 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 6 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 -2 278 £37,500 +7.14% 53
Staffordshire -1 175 £40,000 +14.28% 44
Coventry +5 136 £37,500 - 21
Warwickshire -5 135 £44,000 +10.00% 30
Solihull +6 75 £40,000 - 16
Worcestershire +7 66 £34,000 -11.68% 10
Walsall +2 26 £34,000 -10.52% 4
Herefordshire +7 23 £26,000 -32.46% 2
Shropshire -3 22 £32,500 -27.77% 3
Wolverhampton -4 21 £32,500 -5.79% 6
Dudley -2 7 £35,000 -22.22%
West Bromwich +9 6 £58,500 +74.62% 2
Sutton Coldfield -5 3 £37,500 +15.38% 4
Halesowen -2 1 £50,000 +49.25%
SQL Server
England

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 6 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 1265 (57.14%) .NET
2 1195 (53.97%) SQL
3 1116 (50.41%) C#
4 876 (39.57%) ASP.NET
5 863 (38.98%) Microsoft
6 716 (32.34%) HTML
7 661 (29.86%) JavaScript
8 601 (27.15%) Windows
9 598 (27.01%) MVC
10 590 (26.65%) CSS
11 571 (25.79%) SQL Server 2008
12 531 (23.98%) Agile Software Development
13 467 (21.09%) MS Excel
14 444 (20.05%) T-SQL
15 414 (18.70%) VB.NET
16 403 (18.20%) jQuery
17 394 (17.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 380 (17.16%) .NET Framework
19 332 (15.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 315 (14.23%) ASP.NET MVC
21 303 (13.69%) WCF
22 286 (12.92%) Business Intelligence
23 268 (12.10%) XML
24 262 (11.83%) Oracle
25 248 (11.20%) SQL Server 2005
26 240 (10.84%) TDD
27 235 (10.61%) SQL Server 2012
28 229 (10.34%) Visual Studio
29 223 (10.07%) HTML5
30 221 (9.98%) SharePoint

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

For the 6 months to 6 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
1 221 (9.98%) SharePoint
2 140 (6.32%) IIS
3 132 (5.96%) MS Exchange
4 90 (4.07%) BizTalk Server
5 68 (3.07%) Exchange Server 2010
6 64 (2.89%) Node.js
7 63 (2.85%) SharePoint 2010
8 47 (2.12%) SharePoint 2013
9 37 (1.67%) Tomcat
10 33 (1.49%) CMS
11 32 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2013
12 27 (1.22%) Umbraco
13 26 (1.17%) Apache
14 25 (1.13%) SharePoint Server
15 23 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2007
16 14 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2003
16 14 (0.63%) SAS
17 13 (0.59%) JBoss
18 12 (0.54%) WebSphere
19 11 (0.50%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 467 (21.09%) MS Excel
2 113 (5.10%) MS Office
3 12 (0.54%) MS Visio
4 9 (0.41%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (0.36%) InfoPath
5 8 (0.36%) Photoshop
6 7 (0.32%) MS Project
6 7 (0.32%) SPSS
7 3 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.090%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 109 (4.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 41 (1.85%) Dynamics AX
3 27 (1.22%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 20 (0.90%) Dynamics NAV
5 10 (0.45%) Oracle EBS
6 8 (0.36%) Cognos TM1
6 8 (0.36%) Line 500
7 5 (0.23%) Google Analytics
8 2 (0.090%) Oracle BPM
8 2 (0.090%) Agresso
8 2 (0.090%) Oracle Applications
9 1 (0.045%) Academy Housing
9 1 (0.045%) arcHouse
9 1 (0.045%) Oracle CRM
9 1 (0.045%) Oracle 11i
9 1 (0.045%) Pegasus Opera
9 1 (0.045%) Sage 50
9 1 (0.045%) SAP Business One
9 1 (0.045%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 63 (2.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 55 (2.48%) Office 365
3 35 (1.58%) SaaS
4 24 (1.08%) GitHub
5 5 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (0.18%) IaaS
6 4 (0.18%) Trello
7 1 (0.045%) PaaS
7 1 (0.045%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 90 (4.07%) TCP/IP
2 87 (3.93%) Firewall
3 78 (3.52%) SAN
4 66 (2.98%) WAN
5 63 (2.85%) DNS
6 60 (2.71%) LAN
7 38 (1.72%) DHCP
7 38 (1.72%) Internet
8 28 (1.26%) VPN
9 27 (1.22%) Intranet
10 25 (1.13%) HTTP
10 25 (1.13%) NAS
11 14 (0.63%) Broadband
12 10 (0.45%) SSL
12 10 (0.45%) VLAN
13 9 (0.41%) VoIP
13 9 (0.41%) SNMP
14 6 (0.27%) WLAN
14 6 (0.27%) Wi-Fi
14 6 (0.27%) WAAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 571 (25.79%) SQL Server 2008
2 394 (17.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 332 (15.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 248 (11.20%) SQL Server 2005
5 235 (10.61%) SQL Server 2012
6 218 (9.85%) Relational Database
7 196 (8.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 124 (5.60%) MySQL
9 123 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
10 111 (5.01%) RDBMS
11 84 (3.79%) Oracle Database
12 52 (2.35%) NoSQL
13 49 (2.21%) Data Mart
14 44 (1.99%) Crystal Reports
15 41 (1.85%) MS Access
16 39 (1.76%) QlikView
17 33 (1.49%) SQL Server 2000
17 33 (1.49%) Cognos Report Studio
18 32 (1.45%) Oracle Database 11g
19 29 (1.31%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 229 (10.34%) Visual Studio
2 112 (5.06%) Team Foundation Server
3 83 (3.75%) NUnit
4 76 (3.43%) Git (software)
5 64 (2.89%) MSTest
6 59 (2.66%) Rhino Mocks
7 58 (2.62%) Moq
8 34 (1.54%) Subversion
9 33 (1.49%) ReSharper
10 18 (0.81%) JIRA
11 16 (0.72%) Toad
12 14 (0.63%) Talend Open Studio
12 14 (0.63%) Jenkins
13 13 (0.59%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 11 (0.50%) Visual Studio Team System
15 10 (0.45%) Hudson
15 10 (0.45%) Oracle Forms
15 10 (0.45%) Eclipse
16 8 (0.36%) AccuRev
17 7 (0.32%) LLBLGen Pro
General
1 216 (9.76%) Finance
2 61 (2.76%) Retail
3 56 (2.53%) Telecoms
4 50 (2.26%) Advertising
5 40 (1.81%) Marketing
6 37 (1.67%) Automotive
7 24 (1.08%) Billing
8 23 (1.04%) Back Office
9 17 (0.77%) Banking
10 15 (0.68%) Manufacturing
11 14 (0.63%) Front Office
12 12 (0.54%) Law
13 11 (0.50%) Legal
14 9 (0.41%) Financial Institution
15 6 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
16 5 (0.23%) Local Government
16 5 (0.23%) Retail Banking
17 1 (0.045%) Games
17 1 (0.045%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 1284 (57.99%) Developer
2 549 (24.80%) .NET Developer
3 310 (14.00%) Analyst
4 280 (12.65%) C# Developer
5 212 (9.58%) Software Developer
6 205 (9.26%) Senior Developer
7 199 (8.99%) C# .NET Developer
8 156 (7.05%) ASP.NET Developer
9 130 (5.87%) Web Developer
10 122 (5.51%) DBA
11 112 (5.06%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 103 (4.65%) Support Analyst
13 97 (4.38%) SQL Developer
13 97 (4.38%) SQL DBA
14 95 (4.29%) Consultant
15 94 (4.25%) Junior
15 94 (4.25%) Applications Support
16 93 (4.20%) Administrator
17 84 (3.79%) Business Intelligence Developer
18 78 (3.52%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1265 (57.14%) .NET
2 876 (39.57%) ASP.NET
3 716 (32.34%) HTML
4 590 (26.65%) CSS
5 403 (18.20%) jQuery
6 380 (17.16%) .NET Framework
7 315 (14.23%) ASP.NET MVC
8 303 (13.69%) WCF
9 268 (12.10%) XML
10 223 (10.07%) HTML5
11 214 (9.67%) Ajax
12 213 (9.62%) Web Services
13 210 (9.49%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 131 (5.92%) CSS3
14 131 (5.92%) LINQ
15 122 (5.51%) WPF
16 102 (4.61%) WinForms
17 96 (4.34%) ASP.NET Web Forms
18 91 (4.11%) KnockoutJS
19 79 (3.57%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 147 (6.64%) Analytical Skills
2 122 (5.51%) Computer Science
3 63 (2.85%) Enterprise Software
4 57 (2.57%) Inversion of Control
5 54 (2.44%) Clustering
6 49 (2.21%) N-Tier
7 44 (1.99%) Management Information System
8 40 (1.81%) Mobile App
9 30 (1.36%) Client/Server
10 29 (1.31%) Mathematics
11 27 (1.22%) User Experience
12 26 (1.17%) Data Structures
12 26 (1.17%) Visualisation
13 25 (1.13%) Open Source
14 19 (0.86%) Replication
15 17 (0.77%) W3C
16 16 (0.72%) Social Media
17 15 (0.68%) BBC
17 15 (0.68%) Statistics
18 14 (0.63%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 601 (27.15%) Windows
2 161 (7.27%) Windows Server 2008
3 150 (6.78%) Linux
4 95 (4.29%) Windows Server 2003
5 81 (3.66%) UNIX
6 79 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
7 48 (2.17%) Android
8 40 (1.81%) Solaris
9 30 (1.36%) Windows 7
10 27 (1.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 26 (1.17%) Windows XP
12 21 (0.95%) Apple iOS
13 17 (0.77%) Windows 8
14 13 (0.59%) CentOS
15 10 (0.45%) Windows Vista
16 4 (0.18%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 2 (0.090%) Windows 2000 Server
17 2 (0.090%) Ubuntu
17 2 (0.090%) Windows Mobile
18 1 (0.045%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 598 (27.01%) MVC
2 531 (23.98%) Agile Software Development
3 286 (12.92%) Business Intelligence
4 240 (10.84%) TDD
5 207 (9.35%) OO
6 201 (9.08%) Scrum
7 178 (8.04%) Software Engineering
8 158 (7.14%) Web Development
9 138 (6.23%) CRM
10 130 (5.87%) ITIL
11 120 (5.42%) Web Application Development
12 119 (5.37%) Continuous Integration
13 111 (5.01%) ETL
14 107 (4.83%) E-Commerce
15 88 (3.97%) Unit Testing
16 87 (3.93%) Project Management
17 86 (3.88%) BDD
18 81 (3.66%) Mentoring
19 80 (3.61%) Kanban
20 65 (2.94%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1195 (53.97%) SQL
2 1116 (50.41%) C#
3 661 (29.86%) JavaScript
4 444 (20.05%) T-SQL
5 414 (18.70%) VB.NET
6 140 (6.32%) VB
7 130 (5.87%) PL/SQL
8 106 (4.79%) PHP
9 91 (4.11%) Java
10 50 (2.26%) Ruby
11 48 (2.17%) PowerShell
12 43 (1.94%) VBA
13 41 (1.85%) VB6
14 34 (1.54%) Python
14 34 (1.54%) VBScript
15 31 (1.40%) C++
16 25 (1.13%) XAML
17 20 (0.90%) PHP5
18 18 (0.81%) C
19 17 (0.77%) Perl
Qualifications
1 216 (9.76%) Degree
2 125 (5.65%) Microsoft Certification
3 92 (4.16%) VCP4
4 50 (2.26%) MCTS
5 42 (1.90%) MCSE
6 37 (1.67%) Security Cleared
7 32 (1.45%) MCP
7 32 (1.45%) MCSD
8 30 (1.36%) MCAD
9 24 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
10 23 (1.04%) Citrix Certification
11 22 (0.99%) MCITP
12 21 (0.95%) CCA
12 21 (0.95%) MCSA
13 19 (0.86%) ISEB
13 19 (0.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 17 (0.77%) Cisco Certification
15 15 (0.68%) SC Cleared
15 15 (0.68%) ISTQB
16 9 (0.41%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (2.17%) SLA
2 47 (2.12%) QA
3 10 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.23%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.14%) WAI
5 3 (0.14%) COBIT
6 1 (0.045%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.045%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 183 (8.27%) Active Directory
2 123 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 101 (4.56%) Hyper-V
4 51 (2.30%) vSphere
5 31 (1.40%) XenApp
6 12 (0.54%) XenDesktop
7 10 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
8 9 (0.41%) Terminal Services
9 8 (0.36%) VMware ESX
9 8 (0.36%) Docker
10 6 (0.27%) vCloud
11 5 (0.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 4 (0.18%) Oracle RMAN
12 4 (0.18%) XenServer
12 4 (0.18%) RHEV
13 3 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
13 3 (0.14%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 2 (0.090%) Apache ZooKeeper
15 1 (0.045%) Terminal Server
15 1 (0.045%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 23 (1.04%) Nagios
2 16 (0.72%) Tivoli
3 15 (0.68%) Unicenter
3 15 (0.68%) BladeLogic
3 15 (0.68%) Ansible
4 12 (0.54%) Control-M
5 9 (0.41%) NetBackup
5 9 (0.41%) Backup Exec
5 9 (0.41%) WMI
6 7 (0.32%) SCCM
6 7 (0.32%) Data Guard
7 5 (0.23%) SCOM
7 5 (0.23%) EMC NetWorker
7 5 (0.23%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 5 (0.23%) MAILsweeper
8 4 (0.18%) Norton AntiVirus
9 3 (0.14%) Foglight
9 3 (0.14%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (0.14%) SCDPM
9 3 (0.14%) Puppet
Vendors
1 863 (38.98%) Microsoft
2 262 (11.83%) Oracle
3 184 (8.31%) VMware
4 103 (4.65%) Citrix
5 72 (3.25%) Cisco
6 59 (2.66%) Cognos
7 53 (2.39%) Business Objects
8 47 (2.12%) Red Hat
9 41 (1.85%) HP
10 38 (1.72%) IBM
11 33 (1.49%) Facebook
12 32 (1.45%) Tableau
13 31 (1.40%) NetApp
14 28 (1.26%) Google
15 27 (1.22%) Twitter
16 25 (1.13%) Adobe
17 23 (1.04%) EMC
18 21 (0.95%) Sybase
19 20 (0.90%) Apple
20 17 (0.77%) Sitecore
West Midlands
Ashdown IT
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Staffordshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Lichfield, Staffordshire
Arden Resourcing Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Searchability
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £20000.00 - £25000.00 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £20000.00 - £25000.00 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Coburg Banks IT
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Staffordshire
Sanderson
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Droitwich, Worcestershire
ISL
Posted: 16 hours ago
Rugby, Warwickshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £32000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits & Training
Posted: 19 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
I4 Recruitment
Salary: £30k - 35k per year + Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Redditch, Worcestershire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Deanslist Limited
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Stafford, Staffordshire
Deanslist Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Walsall, West Midlands (County)
ISL
Posted: Yesterday
Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands (County)
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Latcom Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £25,000 per annum + Good Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Nuneaton, Warwickshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday