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

Location
3 months to
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 4 3 2
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -1
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 1177 1058 1176
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 20.78% 19.97% 25.55%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 62.08% 61.51% 71.19%
Number of salaries quoted 1074 895 1061
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £25,000 £27,650
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £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
1896 1720 1652
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 33.47% 32.47% 35.90%
Number of salaries quoted 1678 1493 1467
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £28,400
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £51,400
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 21 November 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 21 November 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 -2 308 £37,500 - 50
Staffordshire -3 207 £37,500 +10.29% 43
Warwickshire 0 196 £40,000 - 27
Coventry -2 140 £40,000 +11.11% 25
Worcestershire +4 99 £32,500 -12.16% 6
Solihull +2 58 £36,000 -4.00% 7
Walsall +4 35 £37,500 -16.66% 6
Wolverhampton +2 22 £35,000 - 9
Shropshire +14 21 £31,000 +12.72% 2
Herefordshire -1 14 £32,500 -13.33% 1
Sutton Coldfield +1 9 £33,000 -14.83%
Dudley +5 8 £30,000 -9.09%
West Bromwich +7 6 £42,500 +13.33%
Wednesbury - 3 £31,500 - 1
Halesowen -2 2 £40,000 -8.04%
Stourbridge -1 1 £40,000 -5.88%
SQL Server
England

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 1301 (56.69%) .NET
2 1259 (54.86%) SQL
3 1144 (49.85%) C#
4 923 (40.22%) Microsoft
5 899 (39.17%) ASP.NET
6 779 (33.94%) HTML
7 682 (29.72%) JavaScript
8 607 (26.45%) CSS
9 558 (24.31%) MVC
9 558 (24.31%) Windows
10 533 (23.22%) Agile Software Development
11 517 (22.53%) SQL Server 2008
12 516 (22.48%) VB.NET
13 508 (22.14%) MS Excel
14 479 (20.87%) T-SQL
15 430 (18.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 408 (17.78%) jQuery
17 380 (16.56%) .NET Framework
18 367 (15.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 333 (14.51%) Business Intelligence
20 316 (13.77%) Oracle
21 312 (13.59%) XML
22 301 (13.12%) Degree
23 263 (11.46%) WCF
24 261 (11.37%) SharePoint
25 259 (11.29%) Web Services
26 256 (11.15%) Ajax
27 254 (11.07%) SQL Server 2005
28 247 (10.76%) Visual Studio
29 245 (10.68%) ASP.NET MVC

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 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
1 261 (11.37%) SharePoint
2 126 (5.49%) IIS
3 111 (4.84%) MS Exchange
4 64 (2.79%) BizTalk Server
5 50 (2.18%) SharePoint 2010
6 44 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2010
7 40 (1.74%) SharePoint Server
8 36 (1.57%) SharePoint 2013
9 34 (1.48%) Node.js
10 32 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2007
10 32 (1.39%) Tomcat
11 26 (1.13%) JBoss
12 21 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2003
13 20 (0.87%) CMS
14 18 (0.78%) Apache
14 18 (0.78%) WebSphere
15 17 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2013
16 14 (0.61%) Lync
17 12 (0.52%) SAS
18 9 (0.39%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 508 (22.14%) MS Excel
2 128 (5.58%) MS Office
3 15 (0.65%) InfoPath
4 11 (0.48%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (0.35%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.13%) SPSS
6 3 (0.13%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.087%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.044%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.044%) MS Project
8 1 (0.044%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 99 (4.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 49 (2.14%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 27 (1.18%) Dynamics AX
4 23 (1.00%) Dynamics NAV
5 14 (0.61%) Oracle EBS
6 13 (0.57%) Line 500
7 10 (0.44%) Agresso
8 9 (0.39%) Cognos TM1
9 7 (0.31%) Summit
10 5 (0.22%) Oracle BPM
11 3 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
12 2 (0.087%) Oracle EBS R12
12 2 (0.087%) Oracle Applications
12 2 (0.087%) Oracle 11i
12 2 (0.087%) e-Work
13 1 (0.044%) Oracle CRM
13 1 (0.044%) Academy Housing
13 1 (0.044%) arcHouse
13 1 (0.044%) SAP BPC
13 1 (0.044%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 41 (1.79%) Office 365
2 33 (1.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (0.96%) SaaS
3 22 (0.96%) GitHub
4 5 (0.22%) IaaS
5 2 (0.087%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.044%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 71 (3.09%) TCP/IP
2 67 (2.92%) Internet
3 64 (2.79%) SAN
4 63 (2.75%) DNS
5 48 (2.09%) Firewall
6 45 (1.96%) Intranet
7 40 (1.74%) LAN
7 40 (1.74%) WAN
8 39 (1.70%) DHCP
9 32 (1.39%) VPN
10 22 (0.96%) WAAS
10 22 (0.96%) Cisco Nexus
11 21 (0.92%) NAS
12 12 (0.52%) HTTP
13 11 (0.48%) VLAN
14 9 (0.39%) FTP
15 8 (0.35%) Wi-Fi
16 7 (0.31%) ATM
17 6 (0.26%) VoIP
17 6 (0.26%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 517 (22.53%) SQL Server 2008
2 430 (18.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 367 (15.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 254 (11.07%) SQL Server 2005
5 237 (10.33%) Relational Database
6 209 (9.11%) SQL Server 2012
7 179 (7.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 143 (6.23%) Data Warehouse
9 121 (5.27%) RDBMS
10 117 (5.10%) Oracle Database
11 96 (4.18%) MySQL
12 64 (2.79%) Data Mart
13 56 (2.44%) OLAP
14 43 (1.87%) Oracle Database 11g
15 40 (1.74%) Crystal Reports
15 40 (1.74%) MS Access
16 39 (1.70%) Cognos Framework Manager
17 38 (1.66%) PostgreSQL
18 37 (1.61%) QlikView
19 34 (1.48%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 247 (10.76%) Visual Studio
2 127 (5.53%) Team Foundation Server
3 59 (2.57%) Git (software)
4 54 (2.35%) Subversion
5 51 (2.22%) NUnit
6 48 (2.09%) MSTest
7 44 (1.92%) Moq
8 43 (1.87%) Rhino Mocks
9 30 (1.31%) ReSharper
10 27 (1.18%) Oracle Forms
11 25 (1.09%) Toad
12 21 (0.92%) JIRA
13 16 (0.70%) Eclipse
14 15 (0.65%) Hudson
15 14 (0.61%) Jenkins
16 13 (0.57%) Visual Studio Team System
17 9 (0.39%) Maven
17 9 (0.39%) NetAdvantage
17 9 (0.39%) LLBLGen Pro
17 9 (0.39%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 234 (10.20%) Finance
2 68 (2.96%) Retail
3 58 (2.53%) Automotive
4 51 (2.22%) Advertising
5 45 (1.96%) Telecoms
6 36 (1.57%) Manufacturing
7 35 (1.53%) Legal
8 32 (1.39%) Marketing
9 23 (1.00%) Law
10 22 (0.96%) Billing
11 19 (0.83%) Banking
12 16 (0.70%) Front Office
13 9 (0.39%) Back Office
13 9 (0.39%) Financial Institution
14 5 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
14 5 (0.22%) Games
15 2 (0.087%) Aerospace
16 1 (0.044%) Military
16 1 (0.044%) Publishing
16 1 (0.044%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1488 (64.84%) Developer
2 597 (26.01%) .NET Developer
3 312 (13.59%) C# Developer
4 282 (12.29%) Analyst
5 237 (10.33%) Software Developer
6 231 (10.07%) Senior Developer
7 208 (9.06%) C# .NET Developer
8 185 (8.06%) ASP.NET Developer
9 155 (6.75%) SQL Developer
10 140 (6.10%) Web Developer
11 126 (5.49%) DBA
12 106 (4.62%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 100 (4.36%) Consultant
14 96 (4.18%) Junior
15 93 (4.05%) Administrator
16 88 (3.83%) SQL DBA
17 87 (3.79%) Junior Developer
18 86 (3.75%) C# ASP.NET Developer
19 81 (3.53%) Applications Support
19 81 (3.53%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1301 (56.69%) .NET
2 899 (39.17%) ASP.NET
3 779 (33.94%) HTML
4 607 (26.45%) CSS
5 408 (17.78%) jQuery
6 380 (16.56%) .NET Framework
7 312 (13.59%) XML
8 263 (11.46%) WCF
9 259 (11.29%) Web Services
10 256 (11.15%) Ajax
11 245 (10.68%) ASP.NET MVC
12 222 (9.67%) HTML5
13 191 (8.32%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 185 (8.06%) WPF
15 139 (6.06%) CSS3
16 130 (5.66%) LINQ
17 127 (5.53%) WinForms
18 99 (4.31%) ASP.NET Web Forms
19 84 (3.66%) AngularJS
20 69 (3.01%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 170 (7.41%) Computer Science
1 170 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
2 61 (2.66%) Clustering
3 54 (2.35%) N-Tier
4 45 (1.96%) Inversion of Control
5 43 (1.87%) Mathematics
6 40 (1.74%) Management Information System
7 37 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
8 34 (1.48%) Mobile App
9 26 (1.13%) Data Structures
9 26 (1.13%) Client/Server
10 25 (1.09%) User Experience
11 22 (0.96%) Visualisation
12 21 (0.92%) Smartcard
13 17 (0.74%) W3C
14 14 (0.61%) Replication
15 13 (0.57%) FlexPod
16 12 (0.52%) Algorithms
16 12 (0.52%) Celerra
16 12 (0.52%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 558 (24.31%) Windows
2 140 (6.10%) Windows Server 2008
3 102 (4.44%) Linux
4 88 (3.83%) UNIX
5 81 (3.53%) Windows Server 2003
6 80 (3.49%) Windows Server 2012
7 40 (1.74%) Windows 7
8 37 (1.61%) Windows 8
9 32 (1.39%) Windows XP
10 30 (1.31%) Android
11 19 (0.83%) Solaris
12 15 (0.65%) Apple iOS
13 13 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 11 (0.48%) Windows Vista
15 8 (0.35%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 7 (0.31%) CentOS
17 5 (0.22%) Mac OS X
18 4 (0.17%) AIX
18 4 (0.17%) Debian
18 4 (0.17%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 558 (24.31%) MVC
2 533 (23.22%) Agile Software Development
3 333 (14.51%) Business Intelligence
4 222 (9.67%) OO
5 206 (8.98%) TDD
6 203 (8.85%) Web Development
7 169 (7.36%) Scrum
8 163 (7.10%) Software Engineering
9 154 (6.71%) ETL
10 133 (5.80%) CRM
11 128 (5.58%) E-Commerce
12 117 (5.10%) Unit Testing
13 115 (5.01%) ITIL
14 98 (4.27%) Continuous Integration
15 93 (4.05%) OOP
15 93 (4.05%) Data Analysis
16 80 (3.49%) Mentoring
17 72 (3.14%) Data Modelling
18 70 (3.05%) Performance Tuning
19 69 (3.01%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 1259 (54.86%) SQL
2 1144 (49.85%) C#
3 682 (29.72%) JavaScript
4 516 (22.48%) VB.NET
5 479 (20.87%) T-SQL
6 179 (7.80%) VB
7 131 (5.71%) PL/SQL
8 92 (4.01%) PHP
9 80 (3.49%) Java
10 61 (2.66%) C++
11 51 (2.22%) VB6
12 45 (1.96%) XAML
13 37 (1.61%) VBA
14 32 (1.39%) VBScript
15 27 (1.18%) Python
15 27 (1.18%) Ruby
16 26 (1.13%) PHP5
17 23 (1.00%) C
18 21 (0.92%) PowerShell
19 10 (0.44%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 301 (13.12%) Degree
2 144 (6.27%) Microsoft Certification
3 51 (2.22%) MCSE
4 44 (1.92%) MCTS
5 36 (1.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 35 (1.53%) MCSD
6 35 (1.53%) Citrix Certification
7 34 (1.48%) CCA
8 32 (1.39%) MCITP
9 28 (1.22%) Security Cleared
10 23 (1.00%) ISEB
10 23 (1.00%) Cisco Certification
11 22 (0.96%) MCP
11 22 (0.96%) NCDA
11 22 (0.96%) NCIE
11 22 (0.96%) VTSP
12 21 (0.92%) MCAD
13 20 (0.87%) MCSA
13 20 (0.87%) ITIL Certification
14 15 (0.65%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (2.66%) SLA
2 57 (2.48%) QA
3 10 (0.44%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.087%) WAI
6 2 (0.087%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.044%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.044%) Basel II
System Software
1 151 (6.58%) Active Directory
2 105 (4.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 88 (3.83%) Hyper-V
4 44 (1.92%) vSphere
5 33 (1.44%) XenApp
6 23 (1.00%) XenDesktop
7 22 (0.96%) vCloud
8 12 (0.52%) Oracle RMAN
9 8 (0.35%) VMware ESX
10 6 (0.26%) XenServer
11 5 (0.22%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 4 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
12 4 (0.17%) RHEV
13 2 (0.087%) Terminal Services
14 1 (0.044%) Terminal Server
14 1 (0.044%) Microsoft App-V
14 1 (0.044%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 1 (0.044%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 19 (0.83%) SCCM
2 18 (0.78%) Data Guard
3 15 (0.65%) SCOM
4 11 (0.48%) Nagios
5 8 (0.35%) Backup Exec
6 7 (0.31%) NetBackup
7 6 (0.26%) EMC NetWorker
7 6 (0.26%) SCDPM
8 5 (0.22%) MAILsweeper
9 4 (0.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 3 (0.13%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 3 (0.13%) WMI
10 3 (0.13%) WSUS
11 2 (0.087%) HP SIM
11 2 (0.087%) Cisco UCCX
11 2 (0.087%) HP Data Protector
12 1 (0.044%) HP Quality Center
12 1 (0.044%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 923 (40.22%) Microsoft
2 316 (13.77%) Oracle
3 160 (6.97%) VMware
4 107 (4.66%) Citrix
5 80 (3.49%) Cisco
6 73 (3.18%) Cognos
7 51 (2.22%) Business Objects
8 50 (2.18%) HP
9 45 (1.96%) EMC
9 45 (1.96%) IBM
10 43 (1.87%) NetApp
11 26 (1.13%) Facebook
12 20 (0.87%) Sybase
12 20 (0.87%) Sage
13 19 (0.83%) MicroStrategy
14 18 (0.78%) Netezza
15 17 (0.74%) Adobe
15 17 (0.74%) Twitter
15 17 (0.74%) Tableau
16 13 (0.57%) Red Hat
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