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 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 5 4 4
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 1053 1060 1073
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 19.96% 20.08% 21.11%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 63.47% 60.85% 66.94%
Number of salaries quoted 936 928 994
Average salary £37,500 £36,500 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.73% -1.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +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
1659 1742 1603
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 31.45% 33.00% 31.54%
Number of salaries quoted 1455 1500 1421
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +3.89%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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 -1 285 £40,000 +14.28% 47
Staffordshire 0 177 £40,000 +8.10% 24
Warwickshire -3 176 £37,500 - 23
Coventry 0 135 £38,500 +2.66% 22
Worcestershire +2 83 £35,000 - 11
Solihull +10 72 £33,500 +3.07% 9
Shropshire +8 28 £34,000 -6.84% 5
Herefordshire +3 18 £40,000 +14.28%
Wolverhampton -2 16 £35,000 +14.75% 3
West Bromwich +20 12 £37,500 +36.36% 2
Dudley +5 9 £32,500 +18.18% 2
Walsall -9 5 £32,000 +1.58% 3
Sutton Coldfield -7 3 £30,000 +3.44% 2
Halesowen +1 2 £25,000 +6.38% 1
SQL Server
England

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 1290 (61.17%) .NET
2 1162 (55.10%) C#
3 1088 (51.59%) SQL
4 851 (40.35%) ASP.NET
5 844 (40.02%) Microsoft
6 680 (32.24%) HTML
7 669 (31.72%) JavaScript
8 620 (29.40%) MVC
9 561 (26.60%) CSS
10 547 (25.94%) Agile Software Development
11 538 (25.51%) Windows
12 441 (20.91%) SQL Server 2008
13 425 (20.15%) T-SQL
14 396 (18.78%) MS Excel
15 384 (18.21%) WCF
16 383 (18.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 374 (17.73%) ASP.NET MVC
18 368 (17.45%) jQuery
19 331 (15.69%) VB.NET
20 320 (15.17%) .NET Framework
21 296 (14.04%) XML
22 294 (13.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
23 289 (13.70%) Business Intelligence
24 283 (13.42%) TDD
25 255 (12.09%) Oracle
26 233 (11.05%) Relational Database
27 232 (11.00%) Degree
28 231 (10.95%) Web Services
28 231 (10.95%) Visual Studio
29 217 (10.29%) OO

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

For the 6 months to 29 May 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
1 176 (8.35%) SharePoint
2 130 (6.16%) IIS
3 100 (4.74%) Node.js
4 94 (4.46%) MS Exchange
5 63 (2.99%) BizTalk Server
6 61 (2.89%) CMS
7 47 (2.23%) Exchange Server 2010
8 33 (1.56%) Apache
9 32 (1.52%) Tomcat
9 32 (1.52%) SharePoint 2010
10 31 (1.47%) Umbraco
11 26 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2013
12 24 (1.14%) SharePoint 2013
13 18 (0.85%) JBoss
14 17 (0.81%) WebSphere
15 16 (0.76%) SAS
16 15 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2007
17 14 (0.66%) WebSphere Application Server
18 13 (0.62%) NServiceBus
19 10 (0.47%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 396 (18.78%) MS Excel
2 77 (3.65%) MS Office
3 10 (0.47%) SPSS
3 10 (0.47%) MS Visio
4 9 (0.43%) Photoshop
5 7 (0.33%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (0.33%) MS Project
6 3 (0.14%) PowerPivot
7 2 (0.095%) Fireworks
7 2 (0.095%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.047%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.047%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 72 (3.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 28 (1.33%) Dynamics AX
3 15 (0.71%) Dynamics NAV
4 12 (0.57%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 11 (0.52%) Cognos TM1
6 4 (0.19%) Agresso
6 4 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
6 4 (0.19%) MIS ActiveH
7 2 (0.095%) SAP Business One
8 1 (0.047%) SAP GTS
8 1 (0.047%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.047%) Pegasus Opera
Cloud Services
1 70 (3.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 43 (2.04%) SaaS
3 42 (1.99%) Office 365
4 18 (0.85%) Google Analytics
5 17 (0.81%) GitHub
6 8 (0.38%) Amazon AWS
7 6 (0.28%) Trello
8 5 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (0.19%) IaaS
10 3 (0.14%) PaaS
11 2 (0.095%) Azure Active Directory
12 1 (0.047%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 69 (3.27%) Firewall
2 68 (3.22%) TCP/IP
3 47 (2.23%) DNS
3 47 (2.23%) WAN
4 43 (2.04%) SAN
5 38 (1.80%) LAN
6 36 (1.71%) HTTP
7 34 (1.61%) Internet
8 29 (1.38%) DHCP
9 26 (1.23%) VPN
10 25 (1.19%) SSL
11 16 (0.76%) VoIP
12 15 (0.71%) NAS
13 13 (0.62%) Broadband
14 10 (0.47%) VLAN
15 8 (0.38%) MPLS
15 8 (0.38%) Network Security
16 6 (0.28%) WLAN
16 6 (0.28%) NetScaler
17 5 (0.24%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 441 (20.91%) SQL Server 2008
2 383 (18.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 294 (13.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 233 (11.05%) Relational Database
5 214 (10.15%) SQL Server 2012
6 192 (9.10%) SQL Server 2005
7 190 (9.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 153 (7.25%) Data Warehouse
9 143 (6.78%) MySQL
10 101 (4.79%) RDBMS
11 97 (4.60%) NoSQL
12 60 (2.84%) QlikView
13 45 (2.13%) SQL Server 2000
13 45 (2.13%) Oracle Database
14 44 (2.09%) Crystal Reports
15 37 (1.75%) MS Access
16 36 (1.71%) PostgreSQL
17 30 (1.42%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 30 (1.42%) Data Mart
18 28 (1.33%) DTS
Development Applications
1 231 (10.95%) Visual Studio
2 132 (6.26%) Git (software)
3 90 (4.27%) NUnit
4 81 (3.84%) Team Foundation Server
5 70 (3.32%) MSTest
6 65 (3.08%) Moq
7 61 (2.89%) Rhino Mocks
8 58 (2.75%) Subversion
9 25 (1.19%) Talend Open Studio
10 24 (1.14%) JIRA
11 17 (0.81%) Jenkins
12 16 (0.76%) Ant
12 16 (0.76%) Maven
13 15 (0.71%) ReSharper
14 14 (0.66%) Gradle
15 13 (0.62%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
16 9 (0.43%) TeamCity
17 8 (0.38%) Jasmine
18 7 (0.33%) Hudson
18 7 (0.33%) Mercurial
General
1 208 (9.86%) Finance
2 81 (3.84%) Retail
3 49 (2.32%) Advertising
4 45 (2.13%) Marketing
5 39 (1.85%) Back Office
6 36 (1.71%) Telecoms
7 24 (1.14%) Automotive
7 24 (1.14%) Manufacturing
8 21 (1.00%) Banking
9 20 (0.95%) Law
10 19 (0.90%) Games
10 19 (0.90%) Billing
11 13 (0.62%) Retail Banking
12 8 (0.38%) Legal
13 5 (0.24%) Local Government
14 4 (0.19%) Aerospace
14 4 (0.19%) Music Industry
15 3 (0.14%) Front Office
15 3 (0.14%) Electronics
15 3 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1283 (60.83%) Developer
2 564 (26.74%) .NET Developer
3 296 (14.04%) C# Developer
4 235 (11.14%) Analyst
5 223 (10.57%) C# .NET Developer
6 220 (10.43%) Software Developer
7 154 (7.30%) Senior Developer
7 154 (7.30%) ASP.NET Developer
8 136 (6.45%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 114 (5.41%) DBA
10 106 (5.03%) Web Developer
11 97 (4.60%) Consultant
11 97 (4.60%) Applications Support
12 96 (4.55%) Junior
13 93 (4.41%) SQL DBA
14 89 (4.22%) Support Analyst
15 79 (3.75%) Administrator
16 77 (3.65%) .NET Software Developer
17 75 (3.56%) Business Intelligence Developer
17 75 (3.56%) Graduate
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1290 (61.17%) .NET
2 851 (40.35%) ASP.NET
3 680 (32.24%) HTML
4 561 (26.60%) CSS
5 384 (18.21%) WCF
6 374 (17.73%) ASP.NET MVC
7 368 (17.45%) jQuery
8 320 (15.17%) .NET Framework
9 296 (14.04%) XML
10 231 (10.95%) Web Services
11 179 (8.49%) HTML5
12 141 (6.69%) Entity Framework
13 134 (6.35%) ASP.NET Web API
14 128 (6.07%) Ajax
15 123 (5.83%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 113 (5.36%) WPF
17 110 (5.22%) WinForms
18 109 (5.17%) LINQ
19 105 (4.98%) AngularJS
20 104 (4.93%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 149 (7.06%) Analytical Skills
2 140 (6.64%) Computer Science
3 96 (4.55%) Enterprise Software
4 57 (2.70%) Inversion of Control
5 45 (2.13%) Clustering
6 44 (2.09%) Replication
7 43 (2.04%) User Experience
8 41 (1.94%) Management Information System
9 39 (1.85%) Mobile App
10 36 (1.71%) Client/Server
11 30 (1.42%) Data Centre
12 27 (1.28%) Mathematics
13 26 (1.23%) N-Tier
14 24 (1.14%) BBC
14 24 (1.14%) Social Media
15 20 (0.95%) Visualisation
16 17 (0.81%) Data Structures
17 13 (0.62%) Blackberry
18 11 (0.52%) Statistics
18 11 (0.52%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 538 (25.51%) Windows
2 140 (6.64%) Linux
3 129 (6.12%) Windows Server 2008
4 65 (3.08%) Windows Server 2003
5 61 (2.89%) UNIX
6 58 (2.75%) Windows Server 2012
7 44 (2.09%) Android
8 36 (1.71%) Solaris
8 36 (1.71%) Apple iOS
9 35 (1.66%) Windows 7
10 21 (1.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 20 (0.95%) Windows XP
12 14 (0.66%) Windows Mobile
12 14 (0.66%) Windows 8
13 12 (0.57%) CentOS
14 4 (0.19%) Ubuntu
15 3 (0.14%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 3 (0.14%) Windows Vista
15 3 (0.14%) Windows 2000 Server
16 1 (0.047%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 620 (29.40%) MVC
2 547 (25.94%) Agile Software Development
3 289 (13.70%) Business Intelligence
4 283 (13.42%) TDD
5 217 (10.29%) OO
6 190 (9.01%) Web Application Development
7 185 (8.77%) Scrum
8 177 (8.39%) Software Engineering
9 161 (7.63%) Web Development
10 135 (6.40%) Continuous Integration
11 126 (5.97%) BDD
12 113 (5.36%) E-Commerce
13 106 (5.03%) CRM
14 104 (4.93%) Project Management
15 100 (4.74%) ETL
16 92 (4.36%) ITIL
17 90 (4.27%) Mentoring
18 89 (4.22%) SDLC
19 83 (3.94%) Unit Testing
20 82 (3.89%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 1162 (55.10%) C#
2 1088 (51.59%) SQL
3 669 (31.72%) JavaScript
4 425 (20.15%) T-SQL
5 331 (15.69%) VB.NET
6 148 (7.02%) VB
7 120 (5.69%) Java
8 102 (4.84%) PHP
9 90 (4.27%) PL/SQL
10 88 (4.17%) Ruby
11 62 (2.94%) PowerShell
12 51 (2.42%) VBScript
13 47 (2.23%) VBA
14 45 (2.13%) VB6
15 43 (2.04%) C++
16 31 (1.47%) C
17 30 (1.42%) Python
18 19 (0.90%) R
18 19 (0.90%) Perl
19 13 (0.62%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 232 (11.00%) Degree
2 102 (4.84%) Microsoft Certification
3 39 (1.85%) MCSE
3 39 (1.85%) Security Cleared
4 27 (1.28%) MCSA
5 26 (1.23%) MCITP
6 25 (1.19%) MCTS
7 24 (1.14%) SC Cleared
8 22 (1.04%) MCP
9 21 (1.00%) MCSD
10 19 (0.90%) MCAD
11 17 (0.81%) ISEB
12 16 (0.76%) ITIL Certification
12 16 (0.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 15 (0.71%) Citrix Certification
14 14 (0.66%) Cisco Certification
15 12 (0.57%) CCA
16 9 (0.43%) CCNP
17 8 (0.38%) CCNA
17 8 (0.38%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (2.61%) SLA
2 49 (2.32%) QA
3 11 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.19%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.19%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.14%) COBIT
6 2 (0.095%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 158 (7.49%) Active Directory
2 99 (4.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 82 (3.89%) Hyper-V
4 38 (1.80%) vSphere
5 13 (0.62%) XenApp
6 10 (0.47%) Terminal Services
7 9 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
7 9 (0.43%) VMware ESX
8 8 (0.38%) Docker
9 7 (0.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 5 (0.24%) XenDesktop
11 4 (0.19%) XenServer
12 2 (0.095%) ISA Server
12 2 (0.095%) Forefront TMG
12 2 (0.095%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 2 (0.095%) Oracle RAC
13 1 (0.047%) Microsoft App-V
13 1 (0.047%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 18 (0.85%) Nagios
2 16 (0.76%) Tivoli
3 15 (0.71%) Ansible
3 15 (0.71%) BladeLogic
3 15 (0.71%) Unicenter
4 12 (0.57%) Control-M
5 6 (0.28%) Norton AntiVirus
5 6 (0.28%) NetBackup
5 6 (0.28%) Backup Exec
5 6 (0.28%) SCOM
6 5 (0.24%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (0.24%) WMI
6 5 (0.24%) SCCM
6 5 (0.24%) WSUS
6 5 (0.24%) Puppet
6 5 (0.24%) Data Guard
6 5 (0.24%) Oracle RMAN
7 4 (0.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 3 (0.14%) SCDPM
8 3 (0.14%) Foglight
Vendors
1 844 (40.02%) Microsoft
2 255 (12.09%) Oracle
3 142 (6.73%) VMware
4 77 (3.65%) Citrix
5 71 (3.37%) Cognos
6 65 (3.08%) Business Objects
7 54 (2.56%) Cisco
8 52 (2.47%) Google
9 49 (2.32%) Tableau
10 47 (2.23%) Facebook
11 42 (1.99%) Red Hat
12 37 (1.75%) Apple
13 28 (1.33%) IBM
14 26 (1.23%) Adobe
15 25 (1.19%) Talend
16 24 (1.14%) Sony
16 24 (1.14%) Yahoo!
17 21 (1.00%) Twitter
18 18 (0.85%) Dell
19 16 (0.76%) SAP
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + + Excellent Bonus + Oncall
Posted: 5 hours ago
Telford, Shropshire
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: From £25,000 to £28,000 per annum + Private Healthcare + Pension
Posted: 20 hours ago
West Midlands
Uniting Ambition
Salary: Market related
Posted: 23 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + great company
Posted: 23 hours ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + benefits, dynamic environment
Posted: 23 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £28550 per annum + Non contrib Pension
Posted: 23 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
ISL
Posted: Yesterday
Walsall, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000.00 - £42000.00 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Redditch, Worcestershire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Worcestershire
ISL
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + corporate benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
Spring Technology
Salary: £20000.00 - £25000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Latcom Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £30,000 per annum + Good Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Membership Solutions Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £30000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Erin Associates
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Next Move IT
Salary: £26000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Stafford, Staffordshire
Deanslist Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum £30-40k + benefits
Posted: Yesterday