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

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 4 3 3
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 1142 1008 1282
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 21.33% 20.77% 27.18%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 64.37% 61.20% 71.26%
Number of salaries quoted 1057 854 1168
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £47,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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
1774 1647 1799
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 33.13% 33.94% 38.15%
Number of salaries quoted 1597 1405 1603
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 24 December 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 24 December 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 -5 314 £37,500 +7.14% 39
Staffordshire -2 189 £38,000 +11.76% 24
Warwickshire +2 178 £40,000 - 20
Coventry +1 151 £40,000 +14.28% 16
Worcestershire +5 71 £35,000 -4.10% 4
Solihull -3 61 £36,000 -4.00% 6
Walsall +3 32 £37,500 +7.14% 1
Wolverhampton 0 24 £35,000 +4.47% 8
Shropshire +10 23 £32,000 -32.63%
Herefordshire 0 11 £32,500 -5.10% 1
Dudley 0 9 £35,000 +7.69%
Sutton Coldfield 0 8 £35,000 +7.69%
West Bromwich +7 7 £42,500 +28.78%
Wednesbury - 3 £31,500 -
Halesowen -2 2 £40,000 -8.04%
Stourbridge -1 1 £40,000 -6.97%
SQL Server
England

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 1273 (55.88%) SQL
2 1266 (55.58%) .NET
3 1115 (48.95%) C#
4 903 (39.64%) Microsoft
5 883 (38.76%) ASP.NET
6 771 (33.85%) HTML
7 690 (30.29%) JavaScript
8 614 (26.95%) CSS
9 584 (25.64%) Windows
10 578 (25.37%) MVC
11 551 (24.19%) SQL Server 2008
12 522 (22.91%) Agile Software Development
13 488 (21.42%) MS Excel
14 486 (21.33%) T-SQL
15 478 (20.98%) VB.NET
16 431 (18.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 424 (18.61%) jQuery
18 394 (17.30%) .NET Framework
19 384 (16.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 338 (14.84%) Business Intelligence
21 306 (13.43%) Oracle
22 291 (12.77%) XML
23 281 (12.34%) Degree
24 259 (11.37%) ASP.NET MVC
25 255 (11.19%) Ajax
25 255 (11.19%) WCF
26 248 (10.89%) SQL Server 2005
27 245 (10.76%) Visual Studio
28 242 (10.62%) Web Services
29 241 (10.58%) SharePoint

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 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
1 241 (10.58%) SharePoint
2 125 (5.49%) IIS
3 121 (5.31%) MS Exchange
4 73 (3.20%) BizTalk Server
5 56 (2.46%) Exchange Server 2010
6 55 (2.41%) SharePoint 2010
7 41 (1.80%) SharePoint 2013
8 39 (1.71%) Node.js
9 36 (1.58%) SharePoint Server
10 35 (1.54%) Tomcat
11 27 (1.19%) JBoss
12 25 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2007
13 22 (0.97%) CMS
13 22 (0.97%) Apache
14 21 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2003
15 19 (0.83%) WebSphere
16 18 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2013
17 17 (0.75%) SAS
18 15 (0.66%) Umbraco
19 11 (0.48%) Lync
Applications
1 488 (21.42%) MS Excel
2 124 (5.44%) MS Office
3 14 (0.61%) InfoPath
4 11 (0.48%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (0.35%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.18%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.13%) SPSS
7 3 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.088%) PowerPivot
9 1 (0.044%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.044%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 98 (4.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 43 (1.89%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 35 (1.54%) Dynamics AX
4 20 (0.88%) Dynamics NAV
5 15 (0.66%) Oracle EBS
6 11 (0.48%) Agresso
6 11 (0.48%) Line 500
7 7 (0.31%) Cognos TM1
8 4 (0.18%) Summit
8 4 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
9 3 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
10 2 (0.088%) Oracle 11i
10 2 (0.088%) Oracle EBS R12
11 1 (0.044%) SAP BPC
11 1 (0.044%) Sage 50
11 1 (0.044%) Oracle CRM
11 1 (0.044%) Academy Housing
11 1 (0.044%) arcHouse
Cloud Services
1 46 (2.02%) Office 365
2 39 (1.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 29 (1.27%) SaaS
4 23 (1.01%) GitHub
5 5 (0.22%) IaaS
6 3 (0.13%) Amazon AWS
7 2 (0.088%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.044%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 76 (3.34%) TCP/IP
2 68 (2.99%) SAN
3 67 (2.94%) Firewall
4 56 (2.46%) DNS
5 55 (2.41%) Internet
6 50 (2.19%) WAN
7 48 (2.11%) LAN
8 34 (1.49%) Intranet
9 30 (1.32%) DHCP
10 25 (1.10%) VPN
11 23 (1.01%) NAS
12 17 (0.75%) WAAS
12 17 (0.75%) Cisco Nexus
13 16 (0.70%) HTTP
14 11 (0.48%) VLAN
15 8 (0.35%) FTP
15 8 (0.35%) Broadband
16 7 (0.31%) SNMP
17 6 (0.26%) IP Telephony
18 5 (0.22%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 551 (24.19%) SQL Server 2008
2 431 (18.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 384 (16.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 248 (10.89%) SQL Server 2005
5 239 (10.49%) Relational Database
6 228 (10.01%) SQL Server 2012
7 186 (8.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 128 (5.62%) Data Warehouse
8 128 (5.62%) RDBMS
9 112 (4.92%) Oracle Database
10 106 (4.65%) MySQL
11 61 (2.68%) Data Mart
12 42 (1.84%) MS Access
13 41 (1.80%) Oracle Database 11g
14 40 (1.76%) OLAP
15 39 (1.71%) Crystal Reports
16 35 (1.54%) PostgreSQL
16 35 (1.54%) QlikView
17 33 (1.45%) Cognos Framework Manager
18 31 (1.36%) Cognos Report Studio
Development Applications
1 245 (10.76%) Visual Studio
2 133 (5.84%) Team Foundation Server
3 62 (2.72%) NUnit
4 60 (2.63%) Git (software)
5 56 (2.46%) MSTest
6 50 (2.19%) Moq
7 49 (2.15%) Rhino Mocks
7 49 (2.15%) Subversion
8 38 (1.67%) ReSharper
9 24 (1.05%) Toad
10 22 (0.97%) Oracle Forms
11 16 (0.70%) Eclipse
11 16 (0.70%) JIRA
12 14 (0.61%) Hudson
12 14 (0.61%) Jenkins
13 12 (0.53%) Visual Studio Team System
14 9 (0.40%) NetAdvantage
14 9 (0.40%) LLBLGen Pro
14 9 (0.40%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 8 (0.35%) Maven
General
1 216 (9.48%) Finance
2 66 (2.90%) Retail
3 60 (2.63%) Telecoms
4 49 (2.15%) Automotive
5 48 (2.11%) Advertising
6 31 (1.36%) Marketing
7 30 (1.32%) Legal
8 22 (0.97%) Manufacturing
9 21 (0.92%) Billing
9 21 (0.92%) Law
10 19 (0.83%) Banking
11 16 (0.70%) Front Office
12 9 (0.40%) Financial Institution
13 7 (0.31%) Back Office
14 6 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
15 3 (0.13%) Games
16 2 (0.088%) Aerospace
17 1 (0.044%) Local Government
17 1 (0.044%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1419 (62.29%) Developer
2 575 (25.24%) .NET Developer
3 302 (13.26%) Analyst
4 298 (13.08%) C# Developer
5 231 (10.14%) Senior Developer
6 223 (9.79%) Software Developer
7 201 (8.82%) C# .NET Developer
8 167 (7.33%) ASP.NET Developer
9 141 (6.19%) Web Developer
10 139 (6.10%) SQL Developer
11 129 (5.66%) DBA
12 97 (4.26%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 96 (4.21%) Consultant
14 95 (4.17%) Administrator
15 93 (4.08%) Junior
15 93 (4.08%) SQL DBA
16 89 (3.91%) C# ASP.NET Developer
17 88 (3.86%) Support Analyst
18 85 (3.73%) Applications Support
19 80 (3.51%) Junior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1266 (55.58%) .NET
2 883 (38.76%) ASP.NET
3 771 (33.85%) HTML
4 614 (26.95%) CSS
5 424 (18.61%) jQuery
6 394 (17.30%) .NET Framework
7 291 (12.77%) XML
8 259 (11.37%) ASP.NET MVC
9 255 (11.19%) Ajax
9 255 (11.19%) WCF
10 242 (10.62%) Web Services
11 222 (9.75%) HTML5
12 214 (9.39%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 156 (6.85%) WPF
14 140 (6.15%) LINQ
15 134 (5.88%) CSS3
16 118 (5.18%) WinForms
17 98 (4.30%) AngularJS
18 96 (4.21%) ASP.NET Web Forms
19 90 (3.95%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 174 (7.64%) Analytical Skills
2 158 (6.94%) Computer Science
3 57 (2.50%) Clustering
4 51 (2.24%) Inversion of Control
5 49 (2.15%) N-Tier
6 41 (1.80%) Management Information System
7 39 (1.71%) Mobile App
7 39 (1.71%) Enterprise Software
8 38 (1.67%) Mathematics
9 32 (1.40%) Client/Server
10 30 (1.32%) Data Structures
11 24 (1.05%) User Experience
12 22 (0.97%) Visualisation
13 18 (0.79%) Smartcard
14 17 (0.75%) W3C
15 15 (0.66%) Open Source
16 14 (0.61%) Replication
17 11 (0.48%) CLARiiON
17 11 (0.48%) Celerra
18 9 (0.40%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 584 (25.64%) Windows
2 151 (6.63%) Windows Server 2008
3 122 (5.36%) Linux
4 95 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
5 93 (4.08%) UNIX
6 78 (3.42%) Windows Server 2012
7 33 (1.45%) Windows 7
8 30 (1.32%) Windows XP
9 29 (1.27%) Android
10 27 (1.19%) Solaris
11 24 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 22 (0.97%) Windows 8
13 13 (0.57%) CentOS
14 12 (0.53%) Apple iOS
15 11 (0.48%) Windows Vista
16 7 (0.31%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 4 (0.18%) Ubuntu
17 4 (0.18%) AIX
18 3 (0.13%) Mac OS X
18 3 (0.13%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 578 (25.37%) MVC
2 522 (22.91%) Agile Software Development
3 338 (14.84%) Business Intelligence
4 214 (9.39%) TDD
5 211 (9.26%) OO
6 201 (8.82%) Web Development
7 178 (7.81%) Scrum
8 168 (7.37%) Software Engineering
9 140 (6.15%) ETL
10 129 (5.66%) CRM
11 122 (5.36%) ITIL
12 119 (5.22%) E-Commerce
13 97 (4.26%) Unit Testing
14 93 (4.08%) Continuous Integration
15 86 (3.78%) Data Analysis
16 85 (3.73%) Mentoring
17 82 (3.60%) OOP
18 76 (3.34%) Web Application Development
19 73 (3.20%) Responsive Web Design
19 73 (3.20%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 1273 (55.88%) SQL
2 1115 (48.95%) C#
3 690 (30.29%) JavaScript
4 486 (21.33%) T-SQL
5 478 (20.98%) VB.NET
6 157 (6.89%) VB
7 136 (5.97%) PL/SQL
8 98 (4.30%) PHP
9 89 (3.91%) Java
10 53 (2.33%) C++
11 46 (2.02%) VB6
12 44 (1.93%) VBA
13 38 (1.67%) XAML
14 30 (1.32%) VBScript
15 27 (1.19%) Ruby
16 26 (1.14%) PHP5
17 24 (1.05%) PowerShell
18 23 (1.01%) C
19 22 (0.97%) Python
20 13 (0.57%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 281 (12.34%) Degree
2 127 (5.58%) Microsoft Certification
3 52 (2.28%) MCTS
4 41 (1.80%) MCSE
5 33 (1.45%) MCSD
6 28 (1.23%) CCA
6 28 (1.23%) Citrix Certification
7 27 (1.19%) MCITP
7 27 (1.19%) Security Cleared
8 26 (1.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 24 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
10 23 (1.01%) MCP
10 23 (1.01%) MCAD
11 22 (0.97%) ISEB
12 20 (0.88%) Cisco Certification
13 18 (0.79%) MCSA
14 17 (0.75%) NCDA
14 17 (0.75%) NCIE
14 17 (0.75%) VTSP
15 14 (0.61%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (2.90%) SLA
2 56 (2.46%) QA
3 10 (0.44%) Data Quality
4 6 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.13%) WAI
6 3 (0.13%) COBIT
7 2 (0.088%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 163 (7.16%) Active Directory
2 115 (5.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 93 (4.08%) Hyper-V
4 51 (2.24%) vSphere
5 29 (1.27%) XenApp
6 20 (0.88%) XenDesktop
7 17 (0.75%) vCloud
8 11 (0.48%) Oracle RMAN
9 9 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
10 8 (0.35%) VMware ESX
11 4 (0.18%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 4 (0.18%) RHEV
12 3 (0.13%) Docker
12 3 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
13 2 (0.088%) Microsoft App-V
13 2 (0.088%) XenServer
14 1 (0.044%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 1 (0.044%) Terminal Server
14 1 (0.044%) Terminal Services
14 1 (0.044%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 17 (0.75%) Data Guard
2 15 (0.66%) SCCM
3 11 (0.48%) SCOM
3 11 (0.48%) Nagios
4 9 (0.40%) Backup Exec
5 7 (0.31%) WMI
5 7 (0.31%) NetBackup
6 6 (0.26%) SCDPM
7 5 (0.22%) EMC NetWorker
7 5 (0.22%) MAILsweeper
8 4 (0.18%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 2 (0.088%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 2 (0.088%) WSUS
9 2 (0.088%) HP Data Protector
9 2 (0.088%) HP Quality Center
9 2 (0.088%) HP SIM
9 2 (0.088%) Cisco UCCX
10 1 (0.044%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 1 (0.044%) Plesk
10 1 (0.044%) Foglight
Vendors
1 903 (39.64%) Microsoft
2 306 (13.43%) Oracle
3 174 (7.64%) VMware
4 105 (4.61%) Citrix
5 75 (3.29%) Cisco
6 65 (2.85%) Cognos
7 52 (2.28%) Business Objects
8 47 (2.06%) IBM
9 43 (1.89%) HP
10 39 (1.71%) NetApp
11 36 (1.58%) EMC
12 34 (1.49%) Red Hat
13 24 (1.05%) Facebook
13 24 (1.05%) Twitter
14 22 (0.97%) Sybase
15 16 (0.70%) Adobe
15 16 (0.70%) Sage
16 15 (0.66%) Sitecore
16 15 (0.66%) Tableau
17 14 (0.61%) Google
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
LA International
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + market leading benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
LA International
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + market leading benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Certes Computing Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, Warwickshire
Connex Education
Salary: Excellent Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Lichfield, Staffordshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £18000.00 - £21000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Blues Point Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + bonus, benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £18000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Walsall, West Midlands (County)
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £35k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £20000.00 - £22000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cannock, Staffordshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + great company + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Rugby, Warwickshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £20000.00 - £25000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + travel, great benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £40k - 45k per year + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £45000 per annum + Package
Posted: 3 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + flexi-time, pension etc
Posted: 3 days ago