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

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 3 7 2
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -5
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 1151 920 1164
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 20.54% 17.04% 23.72%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 60.96% 58.45% 69.78%
Number of salaries quoted 992 806 1039
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
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
1888 1574 1668
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 33.70% 29.15% 33.99%
Number of salaries quoted 1582 1399 1449
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £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 23 September 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 23 September 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 +1 293 £37,500 -2.59% 35
Staffordshire -1 283 £35,000 -12.50% 33
Warwickshire +5 171 £37,500 +7.14% 25
Worcestershire +3 103 £35,000 -6.66% 10
Coventry -6 86 £37,500 +4.16% 23
Solihull +13 64 £38,750 +9.92% 17
Walsall +3 30 £38,000 +4.82% 3
Wolverhampton +4 26 £32,500 +6.55% 4
Herefordshire -2 15 £31,500 -16.00% 1
Shropshire +4 13 £35,500 +1.42% 5
Dudley -1 5 £30,000 -10.44%
Sutton Coldfield -2 4 £36,250 +20.83% 2
West Bromwich -3 2 £40,250 +7.33% 2
SQL Server
England

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 1291 (56.92%) .NET
2 1249 (55.07%) SQL
3 1108 (48.85%) C#
4 891 (39.29%) Microsoft
5 890 (39.24%) ASP.NET
6 714 (31.48%) HTML
7 639 (28.17%) JavaScript
8 558 (24.60%) CSS
9 533 (23.50%) Agile Software Development
10 510 (22.49%) Windows
11 490 (21.60%) MVC
12 485 (21.38%) VB.NET
13 469 (20.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 455 (20.06%) MS Excel
15 444 (19.58%) SQL Server 2008
16 416 (18.34%) T-SQL
17 386 (17.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 374 (16.49%) .NET Framework
19 370 (16.31%) jQuery
20 356 (15.70%) Business Intelligence
21 349 (15.39%) Degree
22 320 (14.11%) XML
23 315 (13.89%) Oracle
24 287 (12.65%) Web Services
25 258 (11.38%) Ajax
26 254 (11.20%) SharePoint
27 244 (10.76%) WCF
28 241 (10.63%) SQL Server 2005
29 237 (10.45%) Finance
30 227 (10.01%) Web Development

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

For the 6 months to 23 September 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
1 254 (11.20%) SharePoint
2 110 (4.85%) MS Exchange
3 108 (4.76%) IIS
4 55 (2.43%) Tomcat
5 40 (1.76%) Exchange Server 2010
6 37 (1.63%) BizTalk Server
6 37 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2007
7 36 (1.59%) SharePoint Server
8 35 (1.54%) Node.js
9 33 (1.46%) Apache
10 25 (1.10%) SharePoint 2010
11 21 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2003
11 21 (0.93%) SharePoint 2013
12 20 (0.88%) CMS
13 19 (0.84%) WebSphere
14 14 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2013
15 13 (0.57%) Lync
15 13 (0.57%) SAS
16 10 (0.44%) Umbraco
17 8 (0.35%) WordPress
Applications
1 455 (20.06%) MS Excel
2 117 (5.16%) MS Office
3 15 (0.66%) MS PowerPoint
3 15 (0.66%) InfoPath
4 7 (0.31%) FastStats
5 5 (0.22%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.18%) PowerPivot
7 2 (0.088%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.088%) SPSS
7 2 (0.088%) Stata
7 2 (0.088%) MS Project
8 1 (0.044%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.044%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 95 (4.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 68 (3.00%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 23 (1.01%) Cognos TM1
4 20 (0.88%) Dynamics NAV
5 19 (0.84%) Dynamics AX
6 12 (0.53%) Oracle EBS
7 10 (0.44%) Agresso
8 9 (0.40%) Line 500
8 9 (0.40%) Oracle BPM
9 7 (0.31%) Summit
10 3 (0.13%) Pivotal CRM
10 3 (0.13%) e-Work
10 3 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
11 2 (0.088%) WebTrends
12 1 (0.044%) Oracle Applications
12 1 (0.044%) Academy Housing
12 1 (0.044%) arcHouse
12 1 (0.044%) INSURE/90
12 1 (0.044%) Oracle EBS R12
12 1 (0.044%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 30 (1.32%) Office 365
2 25 (1.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (0.79%) SaaS
4 16 (0.71%) GitHub
5 3 (0.13%) IaaS
6 2 (0.088%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.088%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 79 (3.48%) Internet
2 75 (3.31%) TCP/IP
3 64 (2.82%) DNS
4 62 (2.73%) SAN
5 44 (1.94%) Firewall
6 40 (1.76%) DHCP
7 39 (1.72%) Intranet
8 36 (1.59%) VPN
9 33 (1.46%) LAN
10 29 (1.28%) WAN
11 20 (0.88%) WAAS
11 20 (0.88%) Cisco Nexus
12 15 (0.66%) FTP
12 15 (0.66%) HTTP
13 12 (0.53%) NAS
14 11 (0.49%) SSL
15 10 (0.44%) Wireless
15 10 (0.44%) VLAN
16 8 (0.35%) HTTPS
16 8 (0.35%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 469 (20.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 444 (19.58%) SQL Server 2008
3 386 (17.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 241 (10.63%) SQL Server 2005
5 210 (9.26%) Relational Database
6 185 (8.16%) SQL Server 2012
7 182 (8.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 175 (7.72%) Data Warehouse
9 102 (4.50%) Oracle Database
10 92 (4.06%) RDBMS
11 82 (3.62%) MySQL
12 68 (3.00%) OLAP
13 55 (2.43%) Data Mart
14 49 (2.16%) Cognos Framework Manager
15 47 (2.07%) PostgreSQL
15 47 (2.07%) Crystal Reports
15 47 (2.07%) Oracle Reports
16 44 (1.94%) NoSQL
17 42 (1.85%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 39 (1.72%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 224 (9.88%) Visual Studio
2 92 (4.06%) Team Foundation Server
3 68 (3.00%) Git (software)
4 55 (2.43%) Subversion
5 39 (1.72%) NUnit
5 39 (1.72%) JIRA
6 36 (1.59%) MSTest
7 35 (1.54%) Oracle Forms
8 34 (1.50%) Rhino Mocks
9 32 (1.41%) Moq
10 22 (0.97%) Eclipse
11 20 (0.88%) Toad
12 19 (0.84%) Jenkins
13 18 (0.79%) Maven
14 14 (0.62%) ReSharper
14 14 (0.62%) Selenium
15 13 (0.57%) FitNesse
15 13 (0.57%) Talend Open Studio
16 11 (0.49%) Hudson
17 7 (0.31%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 237 (10.45%) Finance
2 71 (3.13%) Retail
3 62 (2.73%) Automotive
4 52 (2.29%) Manufacturing
5 45 (1.98%) Advertising
6 40 (1.76%) Legal
7 34 (1.50%) Law
8 31 (1.37%) Marketing
9 26 (1.15%) Billing
10 23 (1.01%) Telecoms
11 19 (0.84%) Games
12 17 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
13 12 (0.53%) Banking
14 7 (0.31%) Front Office
15 6 (0.26%) Financial Institution
15 6 (0.26%) Military
16 4 (0.18%) Back Office
17 3 (0.13%) Aerospace
18 1 (0.044%) Publishing
18 1 (0.044%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1486 (65.52%) Developer
2 629 (27.73%) .NET Developer
3 302 (13.32%) C# Developer
4 258 (11.38%) Analyst
5 222 (9.79%) Senior Developer
6 214 (9.44%) Software Developer
7 210 (9.26%) ASP.NET Developer
8 200 (8.82%) C# .NET Developer
9 160 (7.05%) SQL Developer
10 131 (5.78%) Web Developer
11 126 (5.56%) DBA
12 111 (4.89%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 104 (4.59%) Junior
14 97 (4.28%) Consultant
15 95 (4.19%) Administrator
16 94 (4.14%) SQL DBA
16 94 (4.14%) VB.NET Developer
17 87 (3.84%) Junior Developer
18 83 (3.66%) Senior .NET Developer
19 80 (3.53%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1291 (56.92%) .NET
2 890 (39.24%) ASP.NET
3 714 (31.48%) HTML
4 558 (24.60%) CSS
5 374 (16.49%) .NET Framework
6 370 (16.31%) jQuery
7 320 (14.11%) XML
8 287 (12.65%) Web Services
9 258 (11.38%) Ajax
10 244 (10.76%) WCF
11 218 (9.61%) ASP.NET MVC
12 210 (9.26%) HTML5
13 168 (7.41%) WPF
14 143 (6.31%) CSS3
15 137 (6.04%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 134 (5.91%) WinForms
17 111 (4.89%) LINQ
18 96 (4.23%) ASP.NET Web Forms
19 93 (4.10%) XSLT
20 64 (2.82%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 185 (8.16%) Analytical Skills
2 176 (7.76%) Computer Science
3 74 (3.26%) N-Tier
4 56 (2.47%) Clustering
5 51 (2.25%) Mathematics
6 50 (2.20%) Mobile App
7 36 (1.59%) Replication
8 34 (1.50%) Enterprise Software
9 33 (1.46%) Management Information System
10 32 (1.41%) Inversion of Control
11 28 (1.23%) User Experience
12 19 (0.84%) Client/Server
13 18 (0.79%) Smartcard
14 15 (0.66%) Data Extraction
15 14 (0.62%) FlexPod
16 13 (0.57%) Visualisation
16 13 (0.57%) W3C
17 12 (0.53%) Open Source
18 11 (0.49%) Celerra
18 11 (0.49%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 510 (22.49%) Windows
2 141 (6.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 101 (4.45%) Linux
4 89 (3.92%) UNIX
5 63 (2.78%) Windows Server 2003
6 60 (2.65%) Windows Server 2012
7 56 (2.47%) Windows 7
8 35 (1.54%) Windows 8
9 28 (1.23%) Android
10 22 (0.97%) Windows XP
11 21 (0.93%) Apple iOS
12 16 (0.71%) Debian
13 13 (0.57%) Solaris
14 11 (0.49%) Ubuntu
15 10 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 9 (0.40%) CentOS
17 7 (0.31%) Windows 2000 Server
18 5 (0.22%) AIX
18 5 (0.22%) Mac OS X
18 5 (0.22%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 533 (23.50%) Agile Software Development
2 490 (21.60%) MVC
3 356 (15.70%) Business Intelligence
4 227 (10.01%) Web Development
5 211 (9.30%) OO
6 208 (9.17%) TDD
7 180 (7.94%) ETL
8 155 (6.83%) Unit Testing
9 154 (6.79%) Software Engineering
10 139 (6.13%) Scrum
11 137 (6.04%) CRM
12 135 (5.95%) E-Commerce
13 112 (4.94%) Continuous Integration
14 110 (4.85%) ITIL
15 92 (4.06%) Mentoring
16 84 (3.70%) Data Analysis
17 81 (3.57%) Data Modelling
18 77 (3.40%) OOP
19 72 (3.17%) SOA
20 68 (3.00%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 1249 (55.07%) SQL
2 1108 (48.85%) C#
3 639 (28.17%) JavaScript
4 485 (21.38%) VB.NET
5 416 (18.34%) T-SQL
6 189 (8.33%) VB
7 110 (4.85%) Java
8 103 (4.54%) PHP
9 100 (4.41%) PL/SQL
10 80 (3.53%) C++
11 53 (2.34%) VB6
12 37 (1.63%) VBA
13 33 (1.46%) XAML
14 28 (1.23%) Python
14 28 (1.23%) C
15 27 (1.19%) Ruby
16 20 (0.88%) PHP5
16 20 (0.88%) PowerShell
17 19 (0.84%) VBScript
18 14 (0.62%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 349 (15.39%) Degree
2 140 (6.17%) Microsoft Certification
3 62 (2.73%) MCSE
4 44 (1.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 40 (1.76%) MCITP
6 33 (1.46%) Citrix Certification
7 32 (1.41%) MCSD
8 30 (1.32%) CCA
9 24 (1.06%) MCTS
9 24 (1.06%) Security Cleared
10 23 (1.01%) ISEB
11 20 (0.88%) MCSA
11 20 (0.88%) NCDA
11 20 (0.88%) NCIE
11 20 (0.88%) VTSP
12 19 (0.84%) MCP
13 17 (0.75%) Cisco Certification
14 16 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
15 13 (0.57%) CCEA
15 13 (0.57%) CCEE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (2.38%) QA
2 53 (2.34%) SLA
3 14 (0.62%) Data Quality
4 9 (0.40%) PCI DSS
4 9 (0.40%) Solvency II
4 9 (0.40%) Basel II
5 7 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 148 (6.53%) Active Directory
2 100 (4.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 69 (3.04%) Hyper-V
4 32 (1.41%) XenApp
5 27 (1.19%) vSphere
6 26 (1.15%) XenDesktop
7 20 (0.88%) vCloud
8 13 (0.57%) VMware ESX
9 10 (0.44%) XenServer
10 9 (0.40%) Oracle RMAN
11 6 (0.26%) Postfix
12 5 (0.22%) Sendmail
12 5 (0.22%) Varnish
12 5 (0.22%) Oracle RAC
13 4 (0.18%) Terminal Server
14 3 (0.13%) Microsoft App-V
15 2 (0.088%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 2 (0.088%) Terminal Services
15 2 (0.088%) RHEV
16 1 (0.044%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 26 (1.15%) SCCM
2 22 (0.97%) SCOM
3 13 (0.57%) Data Guard
4 9 (0.40%) Nagios
4 9 (0.40%) WSUS
5 7 (0.31%) EMC NetWorker
6 6 (0.26%) MAILsweeper
7 5 (0.22%) SCDPM
8 3 (0.13%) Backup Exec
9 2 (0.088%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 2 (0.088%) NetBackup
9 2 (0.088%) HP Quality Center
9 2 (0.088%) SCVMM
10 1 (0.044%) HP Data Protector
10 1 (0.044%) HP SIM
10 1 (0.044%) Cisco UCCX
10 1 (0.044%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 891 (39.29%) Microsoft
2 315 (13.89%) Oracle
3 147 (6.48%) VMware
4 107 (4.72%) Citrix
5 92 (4.06%) Cognos
6 70 (3.09%) Cisco
7 55 (2.43%) Business Objects
8 48 (2.12%) IBM
9 42 (1.85%) EMC
10 36 (1.59%) HP
11 33 (1.46%) NetApp
11 33 (1.46%) AccuRev
12 31 (1.37%) JBoss
13 25 (1.10%) Facebook
14 20 (0.88%) Netezza
15 19 (0.84%) MicroStrategy
15 19 (0.84%) SAP
16 18 (0.79%) Tableau
17 17 (0.75%) Dell
18 15 (0.66%) Adobe
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Warwickshire
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Warwickshire
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Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
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West Midlands
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Salary: Up to £50K Basic + Excellent Benefits
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Salary: Up to £50K Basic + Excellent Benefits
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Staffordshire
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Salary: £32000.00 - £37000.00 per annum
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Solihull, West Midlands (County)
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Salary: £30000 to £40000 per annum - benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £55330 per annum
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Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Flexible working
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Salary: £19000.00 - £24000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
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