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 30 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 5 5 6
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 1103 1100 1007
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 18.87% 20.41% 18.17%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 63.94% 59.85% 61.25%
Number of salaries quoted 995 945 920
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £26,600
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
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
1725 1838 1644
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 29.51% 34.11% 29.66%
Number of salaries quoted 1492 1560 1465
Average salary £39,500 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.33% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%

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 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 30 July 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 -1 294 £40,000 +6.66% 60
Staffordshire +1 212 £40,000 +14.28% 33
Warwickshire -6 149 £37,500 - 19
Coventry -1 145 £40,000 +6.66% 21
Worcestershire +1 98 £37,500 +1.35% 13
Solihull +7 64 £32,750 -12.66% 6
Shropshire +13 34 £32,000 -8.57% 2
Wolverhampton 0 32 £31,250 -6.71% 6
Herefordshire 0 13 £40,000 +26.98% 5
Walsall -8 8 £32,500 -21.68% 3
Halesowen - 6 £27,500 - 1
West Bromwich - 6 £31,000 - 2
Dudley +5 4 £24,000 -5.88% 2
Sutton Coldfield -5 2 £38,750 +10.71% 2
SQL Server
England

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 1363 (61.81%) .NET
2 1250 (56.69%) C#
3 1122 (50.88%) SQL
4 904 (41.00%) Microsoft
5 892 (40.45%) ASP.NET
6 728 (33.02%) HTML
7 688 (31.20%) JavaScript
8 671 (30.43%) MVC
9 598 (27.12%) Agile Software Development
10 592 (26.85%) CSS
11 513 (23.27%) Windows
12 477 (21.63%) T-SQL
13 443 (20.09%) WCF
14 428 (19.41%) ASP.NET MVC
15 409 (18.55%) MS Excel
16 391 (17.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 384 (17.41%) SQL Server 2008
18 370 (16.78%) jQuery
19 336 (15.24%) VB.NET
20 315 (14.29%) XML
21 308 (13.97%) Oracle
22 303 (13.74%) TDD
23 296 (13.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
24 295 (13.38%) Business Intelligence
25 286 (12.97%) .NET Framework
26 276 (12.52%) Web Services
27 272 (12.34%) Degree
28 270 (12.24%) Finance
29 250 (11.34%) OO
30 238 (10.79%) Visual Studio

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 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
1 148 (6.71%) SharePoint
2 146 (6.62%) IIS
3 120 (5.44%) Node.js
4 72 (3.27%) MS Exchange
5 66 (2.99%) CMS
6 53 (2.40%) BizTalk Server
7 32 (1.45%) Umbraco
8 31 (1.41%) Tomcat
9 29 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2010
10 27 (1.22%) Apache
11 26 (1.18%) SharePoint 2010
12 24 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2013
13 21 (0.95%) JBoss
14 20 (0.91%) WebSphere
15 16 (0.73%) WebSphere Application Server
16 15 (0.68%) SharePoint 2013
17 14 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2007
18 13 (0.59%) SAS
19 9 (0.41%) Sitecore CMS
20 8 (0.36%) DNN
Applications
1 409 (18.55%) MS Excel
2 64 (2.90%) MS Office
3 10 (0.45%) SPSS
4 8 (0.36%) Photoshop
5 7 (0.32%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.27%) MS Project
7 5 (0.23%) MS PowerPoint
8 4 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
8 4 (0.18%) PowerPivot
9 2 (0.091%) Fireworks
10 1 (0.045%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.045%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 41 (1.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (0.82%) Dynamics AX
3 8 (0.36%) Dynamics NAV
4 4 (0.18%) Exstream
5 3 (0.14%) Cognos TM1
5 3 (0.14%) Agresso
5 3 (0.14%) CODA-Financials
5 3 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.091%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.091%) SAP Business One
6 2 (0.091%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 2 (0.091%) Sage 200
7 1 (0.045%) Line 500
7 1 (0.045%) SAP GTS
7 1 (0.045%) Pegasus Opera
Cloud Services
1 82 (3.72%) Microsoft Azure
2 48 (2.18%) SaaS
3 45 (2.04%) Office 365
4 24 (1.09%) Amazon AWS
5 20 (0.91%) Google Analytics
6 15 (0.68%) GitHub
7 11 (0.50%) IaaS
8 7 (0.32%) PaaS
9 3 (0.14%) Mimecast
10 2 (0.091%) Trello
10 2 (0.091%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.045%) Sage Pay
11 1 (0.045%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 53 (2.40%) Internet
2 52 (2.36%) TCP/IP
3 50 (2.27%) DNS
4 41 (1.86%) Firewall
5 40 (1.81%) HTTP
6 34 (1.54%) SAN
7 28 (1.27%) DHCP
8 27 (1.22%) SSL
9 25 (1.13%) WAN
10 24 (1.09%) LAN
11 19 (0.86%) VoIP
11 19 (0.86%) VPN
12 9 (0.41%) VLAN
13 8 (0.36%) NAS
14 7 (0.32%) Broadband
15 6 (0.27%) Network Security
16 5 (0.23%) Unified Communications
16 5 (0.23%) CTI
16 5 (0.23%) Kerberos
17 4 (0.18%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 391 (17.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 384 (17.41%) SQL Server 2008
3 296 (13.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 229 (10.39%) Relational Database
5 203 (9.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 191 (8.66%) SQL Server 2012
7 162 (7.35%) MySQL
8 161 (7.30%) SQL Server 2005
9 158 (7.17%) Data Warehouse
10 127 (5.76%) NoSQL
11 95 (4.31%) RDBMS
12 63 (2.86%) BusinessObjects
13 55 (2.49%) Crystal Reports
14 54 (2.45%) QlikView
15 51 (2.31%) Oracle Database
16 48 (2.18%) SQL Server 2000
17 41 (1.86%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 38 (1.72%) MS Access
19 32 (1.45%) MongoDB
20 31 (1.41%) DTS
Development Applications
1 238 (10.79%) Visual Studio
2 165 (7.48%) Git (software)
3 93 (4.22%) Team Foundation Server
4 76 (3.45%) Subversion
5 70 (3.17%) NUnit
6 58 (2.63%) MSTest
7 55 (2.49%) Moq
8 51 (2.31%) Rhino Mocks
9 35 (1.59%) JIRA
10 20 (0.91%) Talend Open Studio
11 19 (0.86%) Jenkins
12 18 (0.82%) Maven
13 17 (0.77%) Ant
14 14 (0.63%) TeamCity
14 14 (0.63%) Gradle
15 11 (0.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
16 10 (0.45%) ReSharper
17 9 (0.41%) Mercurial
18 8 (0.36%) Hudson
18 8 (0.36%) Jasmine
General
1 270 (12.24%) Finance
2 101 (4.58%) Retail
3 48 (2.18%) Advertising
4 46 (2.09%) Back Office
5 44 (2.00%) Games
6 43 (1.95%) Marketing
7 32 (1.45%) Manufacturing
8 31 (1.41%) Telecoms
9 25 (1.13%) Banking
10 24 (1.09%) Automotive
11 15 (0.68%) Law
11 15 (0.68%) Retail Banking
12 13 (0.59%) Billing
13 12 (0.54%) Music Industry
14 8 (0.36%) Aerospace
15 5 (0.23%) Front Office
15 5 (0.23%) Local Government
16 4 (0.18%) Legal
17 3 (0.14%) Electronics
17 3 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1375 (62.36%) Developer
2 605 (27.44%) .NET Developer
3 294 (13.33%) C# Developer
4 224 (10.16%) Software Developer
5 223 (10.11%) C# .NET Developer
6 222 (10.07%) Analyst
7 167 (7.57%) Senior Developer
8 156 (7.07%) ASP.NET Developer
9 153 (6.94%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 133 (6.03%) DBA
11 114 (5.17%) Applications Support
12 108 (4.90%) Web Developer
13 103 (4.67%) SQL DBA
14 102 (4.63%) Junior
15 92 (4.17%) Consultant
15 92 (4.17%) Support Analyst
16 91 (4.13%) Graduate
17 81 (3.67%) Junior Developer
18 78 (3.54%) Administrator
18 78 (3.54%) .NET Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1363 (61.81%) .NET
2 892 (40.45%) ASP.NET
3 728 (33.02%) HTML
4 592 (26.85%) CSS
5 443 (20.09%) WCF
6 428 (19.41%) ASP.NET MVC
7 370 (16.78%) jQuery
8 315 (14.29%) XML
9 286 (12.97%) .NET Framework
10 276 (12.52%) Web Services
11 188 (8.53%) ASP.NET Web API
12 186 (8.44%) HTML5
13 145 (6.58%) AngularJS
14 143 (6.49%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 141 (6.39%) RESTful
16 138 (6.26%) WPF
17 120 (5.44%) WinForms
18 106 (4.81%) Ajax
19 104 (4.72%) CSS3
20 99 (4.49%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 166 (7.53%) Computer Science
2 134 (6.08%) Analytical Skills
3 90 (4.08%) Enterprise Software
4 59 (2.68%) Replication
5 51 (2.31%) Inversion of Control
6 45 (2.04%) Clustering
6 45 (2.04%) Client/Server
7 35 (1.59%) User Experience
8 31 (1.41%) Management Information System
9 29 (1.32%) BBC
9 29 (1.32%) Social Media
9 29 (1.32%) Mobile App
10 28 (1.27%) N-Tier
11 24 (1.09%) Mathematics
12 19 (0.86%) Visualisation
12 19 (0.86%) Data Centre
13 17 (0.77%) W3C
14 13 (0.59%) NHS
15 12 (0.54%) FMCG
16 10 (0.45%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 513 (23.27%) Windows
2 130 (5.90%) Windows Server 2008
3 118 (5.35%) Linux
4 71 (3.22%) UNIX
5 69 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
6 56 (2.54%) Windows Server 2003
7 43 (1.95%) Android
8 41 (1.86%) Apple iOS
9 31 (1.41%) Windows 7
10 26 (1.18%) Windows XP
11 22 (1.00%) Solaris
12 17 (0.77%) Windows Mobile
12 17 (0.77%) Windows 8
13 16 (0.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 7 (0.32%) CentOS
15 5 (0.23%) AIX
15 5 (0.23%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 4 (0.18%) Ubuntu
17 3 (0.14%) Windows Vista
17 3 (0.14%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 671 (30.43%) MVC
2 598 (27.12%) Agile Software Development
3 303 (13.74%) TDD
4 295 (13.38%) Business Intelligence
5 250 (11.34%) OO
6 237 (10.75%) Web Application Development
7 208 (9.43%) Scrum
8 172 (7.80%) Software Engineering
9 163 (7.39%) Web Development
10 157 (7.12%) BDD
11 140 (6.35%) Continuous Integration
12 123 (5.58%) E-Commerce
13 104 (4.72%) SDLC
14 100 (4.54%) SOA
15 95 (4.31%) ETL
16 93 (4.22%) Mentoring
17 92 (4.17%) Performance Tuning
18 82 (3.72%) CRM
19 81 (3.67%) Project Management
20 78 (3.54%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1250 (56.69%) C#
2 1122 (50.88%) SQL
3 688 (31.20%) JavaScript
4 477 (21.63%) T-SQL
5 336 (15.24%) VB.NET
6 156 (7.07%) VB
7 133 (6.03%) Java
8 106 (4.81%) Ruby
9 87 (3.95%) PHP
10 73 (3.31%) PowerShell
11 62 (2.81%) PL/SQL
12 59 (2.68%) VBScript
13 55 (2.49%) VBA
14 52 (2.36%) VB6
15 51 (2.31%) C++
16 27 (1.22%) C
16 27 (1.22%) Python
17 19 (0.86%) R
18 18 (0.82%) Perl
19 15 (0.68%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 272 (12.34%) Degree
2 95 (4.31%) Microsoft Certification
3 38 (1.72%) Security Cleared
4 34 (1.54%) MCSE
5 33 (1.50%) MCITP
6 32 (1.45%) MCSA
7 30 (1.36%) SC Cleared
8 24 (1.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 24 (1.09%) ISEB
9 18 (0.82%) MCSD
10 14 (0.63%) Cisco Certification
11 13 (0.59%) MCTS
11 13 (0.59%) CCNA
11 13 (0.59%) Citrix Certification
12 12 (0.54%) MCP
12 12 (0.54%) ISTQB
13 11 (0.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 11 (0.50%) MCAD
13 11 (0.50%) ITIL Certification
14 10 (0.45%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (3.22%) QA
2 58 (2.63%) SLA
3 8 (0.36%) Data Quality
4 6 (0.27%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.14%) COBIT
7 2 (0.091%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.091%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 120 (5.44%) Active Directory
2 76 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 74 (3.36%) Hyper-V
4 29 (1.32%) vSphere
5 11 (0.50%) VMware ESX
6 10 (0.45%) Terminal Services
7 9 (0.41%) XenApp
8 6 (0.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 4 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
10 3 (0.14%) Xen
10 3 (0.14%) XenServer
11 2 (0.091%) Forefront TMG
11 2 (0.091%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 2 (0.091%) Docker
11 2 (0.091%) ISA Server
12 1 (0.045%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
12 1 (0.045%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 16 (0.73%) Nagios
2 15 (0.68%) Tivoli
3 11 (0.50%) Unicenter
3 11 (0.50%) Ansible
4 10 (0.45%) Data Guard
5 9 (0.41%) BladeLogic
5 9 (0.41%) Oracle RMAN
6 7 (0.32%) Control-M
6 7 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (0.32%) Puppet
7 6 (0.27%) SCOM
7 6 (0.27%) Norton AntiVirus
7 6 (0.27%) NetBackup
8 5 (0.23%) Backup Exec
9 4 (0.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 4 (0.18%) WSUS
9 4 (0.18%) SCCM
9 4 (0.18%) Rundeck
10 3 (0.14%) McAfee ePO
11 2 (0.091%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 904 (41.00%) Microsoft
2 308 (13.97%) Oracle
3 120 (5.44%) VMware
4 66 (2.99%) Cognos
5 60 (2.72%) Google
6 59 (2.68%) Citrix
7 45 (2.04%) Apple
8 44 (2.00%) Facebook
9 42 (1.90%) Tableau
10 34 (1.54%) Cisco
11 29 (1.32%) Sony
11 29 (1.32%) Yahoo!
12 27 (1.22%) IBM
13 24 (1.09%) HP
13 24 (1.09%) Adobe
14 21 (0.95%) SAP
14 21 (0.95%) Xamarin
15 20 (0.91%) Talend
16 19 (0.86%) Red Hat
17 16 (0.73%) Dell
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