The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Database & Business Intelligence category for the West Midlands region.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 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 1089 1000 1133
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 20.18% 17.91% 23.26%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 60.07% 60.90% 67.76%
Number of salaries quoted 935 915 1005
Average salary £37,500 £37,001 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.34% +5.71%
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 £39,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.33% -
Database & Business Intelligence Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
1813 1642 1672
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 33.59% 29.42% 34.33%
Number of salaries quoted 1543 1468 1451
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +2.63%
SQL Server
England

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 +4 303 £37,500 - 49
Staffordshire 0 280 £35,000 -12.50% 26
Warwickshire +8 133 £37,500 +7.14% 26
Worcestershire -2 90 £37,500 +7.14% 11
Coventry -2 89 £37,500 +7.14% 10
Solihull +3 59 £37,500 +2.73% 3
Wolverhampton +3 26 £35,000 - 4
Walsall +2 20 £41,500 +45.61% 6
Herefordshire +1 9 £31,500 -16.00%
Sutton Coldfield +1 9 £35,000 +59.09% 4
Shropshire -5 9 £35,000 - 6
Dudley +1 2 £25,500 -43.33%
SQL Server
England

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 1199 (57.56%) .NET
2 1155 (55.45%) SQL
3 1005 (48.25%) C#
4 832 (39.94%) ASP.NET
5 778 (37.35%) Microsoft
6 611 (29.33%) HTML
7 537 (25.78%) JavaScript
8 481 (23.09%) CSS
9 452 (21.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 446 (21.41%) VB.NET
11 435 (20.88%) Windows
11 435 (20.88%) MVC
12 393 (18.87%) SQL Server 2008
13 392 (18.82%) MS Excel
14 387 (18.58%) T-SQL
15 360 (17.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 344 (16.51%) .NET Framework
17 332 (15.94%) jQuery
18 323 (15.51%) Business Intelligence
19 307 (14.74%) Degree
20 280 (13.44%) Oracle
21 272 (13.06%) XML
22 257 (12.34%) Agile Software Development
23 252 (12.10%) Web Services
24 247 (11.86%) Ajax
25 244 (11.71%) SQL Server 2005
26 229 (10.99%) Finance
27 225 (10.80%) SharePoint
28 221 (10.61%) Web Development
28 221 (10.61%) WCF

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 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
1 225 (10.80%) SharePoint
2 109 (5.23%) IIS
3 89 (4.27%) MS Exchange
4 56 (2.69%) Tomcat
5 47 (2.26%) Apache
6 37 (1.78%) Node.js
7 35 (1.68%) CMS
8 33 (1.58%) SharePoint Server
9 32 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2007
10 27 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2010
11 23 (1.10%) BizTalk Server
12 19 (0.91%) SharePoint 2010
13 16 (0.77%) Umbraco
14 15 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2003
14 15 (0.72%) SharePoint 2013
15 13 (0.62%) WebSphere
16 9 (0.43%) nginx
16 9 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2013
17 8 (0.38%) WordPress
17 8 (0.38%) Lync
Applications
1 392 (18.82%) MS Excel
2 93 (4.46%) MS Office
3 15 (0.72%) InfoPath
4 10 (0.48%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (0.43%) FastStats
6 3 (0.14%) PowerPivot
7 2 (0.096%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.096%) MS Project
7 2 (0.096%) SPSS
7 2 (0.096%) Stata
7 2 (0.096%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.048%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 79 (3.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 60 (2.88%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 33 (1.58%) Cognos TM1
4 18 (0.86%) Dynamics NAV
5 11 (0.53%) Oracle BPM
6 9 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
7 7 (0.34%) Line 500
7 7 (0.34%) Agresso
8 6 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
9 5 (0.24%) Summit
9 5 (0.24%) e-Work
10 4 (0.19%) Visualfiles
11 3 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
11 3 (0.14%) Pivotal CRM
12 2 (0.096%) WebTrends
12 2 (0.096%) Sage 200
13 1 (0.048%) Dynamics GP
13 1 (0.048%) INSURE/90
13 1 (0.048%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 25 (1.20%) Office 365
2 24 (1.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (0.72%) SaaS
4 11 (0.53%) GitHub
5 2 (0.096%) IaaS
5 2 (0.096%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.048%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 64 (3.07%) TCP/IP
2 63 (3.02%) Internet
3 62 (2.98%) SAN
4 54 (2.59%) DNS
5 47 (2.26%) Firewall
6 37 (1.78%) DHCP
7 35 (1.68%) VPN
8 30 (1.44%) LAN
9 28 (1.34%) Intranet
10 27 (1.30%) HTTP
11 26 (1.25%) WAN
12 24 (1.15%) FTP
13 14 (0.67%) SSL
14 10 (0.48%) Wireless
15 9 (0.43%) NAS
16 8 (0.38%) Cisco Nexus
16 8 (0.38%) LDAP
16 8 (0.38%) HTTPS
16 8 (0.38%) WAAS
16 8 (0.38%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 452 (21.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 393 (18.87%) SQL Server 2008
3 360 (17.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 244 (11.71%) SQL Server 2005
5 194 (9.31%) Data Warehouse
6 187 (8.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 174 (8.35%) SQL Server 2012
8 155 (7.44%) Relational Database
9 95 (4.56%) Oracle Database
10 77 (3.70%) OLAP
11 74 (3.55%) MySQL
12 71 (3.41%) RDBMS
13 60 (2.88%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 43 (2.06%) PostgreSQL
14 43 (2.06%) NoSQL
15 42 (2.02%) Oracle Reports
16 40 (1.92%) Cognos Framework Manager
16 40 (1.92%) Crystal Reports
17 39 (1.87%) SQL Server 2000
18 37 (1.78%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 184 (8.83%) Visual Studio
2 75 (3.60%) Team Foundation Server
3 53 (2.54%) Subversion
3 53 (2.54%) Git (software)
4 38 (1.82%) JIRA
5 30 (1.44%) NUnit
5 30 (1.44%) Oracle Forms
6 19 (0.91%) MSTest
6 19 (0.91%) Eclipse
7 18 (0.86%) Jenkins
7 18 (0.86%) Rhino Mocks
8 16 (0.77%) Maven
9 15 (0.72%) Moq
10 14 (0.67%) Toad
10 14 (0.67%) Selenium
11 13 (0.62%) FitNesse
12 12 (0.58%) Hudson
12 12 (0.58%) Talend Open Studio
13 10 (0.48%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 8 (0.38%) TeamCity
General
1 229 (10.99%) Finance
2 64 (3.07%) Automotive
3 52 (2.50%) Retail
4 45 (2.16%) Manufacturing
5 43 (2.06%) Law
6 41 (1.97%) Legal
7 39 (1.87%) Advertising
8 34 (1.63%) Marketing
9 33 (1.58%) Games
10 25 (1.20%) Billing
11 15 (0.72%) Pharmaceutical
12 12 (0.58%) Telecoms
13 10 (0.48%) Military
14 8 (0.38%) Back Office
15 6 (0.29%) Banking
16 3 (0.14%) Financial Institution
17 2 (0.096%) Aerospace
18 1 (0.048%) German Language
18 1 (0.048%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 1373 (65.91%) Developer
2 575 (27.60%) .NET Developer
3 291 (13.97%) C# Developer
4 231 (11.09%) Analyst
5 210 (10.08%) Senior Developer
6 199 (9.55%) ASP.NET Developer
7 191 (9.17%) Software Developer
8 188 (9.03%) C# .NET Developer
9 153 (7.35%) SQL Developer
10 137 (6.58%) DBA
11 118 (5.66%) Web Developer
12 104 (4.99%) SQL DBA
13 102 (4.90%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 90 (4.32%) VB.NET Developer
14 90 (4.32%) Administrator
15 86 (4.13%) Senior .NET Developer
16 84 (4.03%) Consultant
17 83 (3.98%) C# ASP.NET Developer
18 80 (3.84%) Junior
19 78 (3.74%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1199 (57.56%) .NET
2 832 (39.94%) ASP.NET
3 611 (29.33%) HTML
4 481 (23.09%) CSS
5 344 (16.51%) .NET Framework
6 332 (15.94%) jQuery
7 272 (13.06%) XML
8 252 (12.10%) Web Services
9 247 (11.86%) Ajax
10 221 (10.61%) WCF
11 203 (9.75%) HTML5
12 201 (9.65%) ASP.NET MVC
13 147 (7.06%) WPF
14 130 (6.24%) WinForms
15 122 (5.86%) CSS3
16 118 (5.66%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
17 104 (4.99%) ASP.NET Web Forms
18 94 (4.51%) LINQ
19 83 (3.98%) XSLT
20 55 (2.64%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 117 (5.62%) Computer Science
2 69 (3.31%) N-Tier
3 64 (3.07%) Mobile App
4 62 (2.98%) Clustering
5 56 (2.69%) Replication
6 42 (2.02%) Mathematics
7 35 (1.68%) Management Information System
8 31 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
9 16 (0.77%) Data Extraction
10 14 (0.67%) Client/Server
10 14 (0.67%) Inversion of Control
11 12 (0.58%) Social Media
11 12 (0.58%) Data Protection Act
12 10 (0.48%) Smartcard
12 10 (0.48%) iPhone
13 9 (0.43%) FlexPod
14 8 (0.38%) Thin Client
14 8 (0.38%) BBC
14 8 (0.38%) Open Source
14 8 (0.38%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 435 (20.88%) Windows
2 120 (5.76%) Windows Server 2008
3 111 (5.33%) Linux
4 83 (3.98%) UNIX
5 55 (2.64%) Windows 7
6 53 (2.54%) Windows Server 2003
7 48 (2.30%) Windows Server 2012
8 35 (1.68%) Windows 8
9 34 (1.63%) Android
10 17 (0.82%) Apple iOS
10 17 (0.82%) Debian
11 12 (0.58%) Ubuntu
12 11 (0.53%) Windows XP
13 7 (0.34%) Windows 2000 Server
13 7 (0.34%) Solaris
14 6 (0.29%) CentOS
14 6 (0.29%) Windows Mobile
15 5 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 5 (0.24%) Mac OS X
15 5 (0.24%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 435 (20.88%) MVC
2 323 (15.51%) Business Intelligence
3 257 (12.34%) Agile Software Development
4 221 (10.61%) Web Development
5 209 (10.03%) OO
6 196 (9.41%) TDD
7 161 (7.73%) ETL
8 146 (7.01%) Unit Testing
9 144 (6.91%) Software Engineering
10 140 (6.72%) E-Commerce
11 120 (5.76%) CRM
12 107 (5.14%) Scrum
13 95 (4.56%) Continuous Integration
14 89 (4.27%) ITIL
15 82 (3.94%) SOA
16 74 (3.55%) Data Modelling
17 66 (3.17%) Project Management
18 64 (3.07%) Performance Tuning
19 60 (2.88%) OOP
19 60 (2.88%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 1155 (55.45%) SQL
2 1005 (48.25%) C#
3 537 (25.78%) JavaScript
4 446 (21.41%) VB.NET
5 387 (18.58%) T-SQL
6 159 (7.63%) VB
7 115 (5.52%) Java
8 80 (3.84%) C++
8 80 (3.84%) PHP
9 74 (3.55%) PL/SQL
10 49 (2.35%) VBA
11 43 (2.06%) VB6
12 38 (1.82%) C
13 24 (1.15%) Shell Script
13 24 (1.15%) Ruby
14 21 (1.01%) Python
15 19 (0.91%) PowerShell
15 19 (0.91%) VBScript
16 18 (0.86%) XAML
17 13 (0.62%) Perl
Qualifications
1 307 (14.74%) Degree
2 119 (5.71%) Microsoft Certification
3 53 (2.54%) MCSE
4 35 (1.68%) MCITP
5 28 (1.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 26 (1.25%) ISEB
7 22 (1.06%) MCSD
8 21 (1.01%) MCP
9 20 (0.96%) MCSA
10 19 (0.91%) Security Cleared
10 19 (0.91%) Citrix Certification
11 17 (0.82%) MCTS
12 16 (0.77%) CCA
13 12 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
14 11 (0.53%) Cisco Certification
15 9 (0.43%) CCNA
16 8 (0.38%) VTSP
16 8 (0.38%) CCEE
16 8 (0.38%) NCDA
16 8 (0.38%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (2.21%) QA
2 30 (1.44%) SLA
3 17 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 14 (0.67%) PCI DSS
5 11 (0.53%) Solvency II
5 11 (0.53%) Basel II
6 8 (0.38%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.096%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 125 (6.00%) Active Directory
2 72 (3.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 50 (2.40%) Hyper-V
4 20 (0.96%) XenApp
5 16 (0.77%) XenDesktop
5 16 (0.77%) vSphere
6 15 (0.72%) XenServer
7 10 (0.48%) VMware ESX
8 8 (0.38%) Oracle RMAN
8 8 (0.38%) vCloud
9 7 (0.34%) Microsoft App-V
10 6 (0.29%) Postfix
11 5 (0.24%) Oracle RAC
11 5 (0.24%) Sendmail
11 5 (0.24%) Forefront TMG
11 5 (0.24%) Varnish
12 4 (0.19%) Terminal Server
12 4 (0.19%) UAG
13 3 (0.14%) Terminal Services
14 2 (0.096%) NFS
Systems Management
1 24 (1.15%) SCCM
2 20 (0.96%) SCOM
3 12 (0.58%) Data Guard
4 11 (0.53%) WSUS
5 6 (0.29%) Nagios
6 4 (0.19%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 4 (0.19%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 4 (0.19%) MOM
6 4 (0.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 4 (0.19%) EMC NetWorker
7 3 (0.14%) HP SIM
7 3 (0.14%) MAILsweeper
8 2 (0.096%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (0.096%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (0.096%) SCVMM
9 1 (0.048%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.048%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.048%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 1 (0.048%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 778 (37.35%) Microsoft
2 280 (13.44%) Oracle
3 111 (5.33%) VMware
4 81 (3.89%) Citrix
5 75 (3.60%) Cognos
6 58 (2.78%) Cisco
7 48 (2.30%) Business Objects
8 38 (1.82%) IBM
9 33 (1.58%) AccuRev
10 26 (1.25%) Dell
10 26 (1.25%) Google
11 25 (1.20%) JBoss
12 24 (1.15%) Apple
12 24 (1.15%) Facebook
13 22 (1.06%) EMC
14 21 (1.01%) SAP
15 20 (0.96%) HP
16 19 (0.91%) Netezza
17 17 (0.82%) Adobe
18 16 (0.77%) MicroStrategy
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Health Care + Pension + bonus
Posted: 1 hour ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Erin Associates
Salary: £32000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Fusion Recruitment Solutions
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum and benefits.
Posted: 2 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: competetive
Posted: 19 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £Neg upon exp + benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 to 45,000
Posted: Yesterday
Cannock, Staffordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 to 40,000 + Bonus (upto 17.5%)
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £28000 - £37000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Warwickshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
ISL
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits - pension, flexi etc
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + good benefits package
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Next Move IT
Salary: £17000 - £22000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago