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 27 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 5 4 3
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -1
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 1100 964 1130
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 20.68% 19.82% 22.59%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 61.01% 61.95% 68.32%
Number of salaries quoted 979 829 1037
Average salary £37,500 £37,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.35% -1.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,100 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
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
1803 1556 1654
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 33.90% 31.99% 33.06%
Number of salaries quoted 1592 1325 1454
Average salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +1.26%

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 27 April 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 27 April 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 -2 298 £37,500 +4.89% 47
Staffordshire +1 212 £40,000 +14.28% 33
Warwickshire -5 180 £43,250 +15.33% 27
Coventry +3 132 £37,500 -6.25% 18
Worcestershire +6 76 £35,000 -6.66% 12
Solihull +11 72 £37,500 - 21
Shropshire -1 36 £34,000 -9.93% 6
Wolverhampton -1 21 £35,000 +7.69% 4
Herefordshire +4 17 £30,000 -14.28% 6
Walsall -2 17 £32,500 +8.33%
West Bromwich +13 9 £37,500 +36.36% 1
Dudley -7 6 £32,500 -7.14%
Sutton Coldfield -7 5 £35,000 +14.75% 2
Halesowen 0 3 £25,000 +6.38%
SQL Server
England

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 1287 (59.78%) .NET
2 1141 (53.00%) C#
3 1127 (52.35%) SQL
4 883 (41.01%) Microsoft
5 872 (40.50%) ASP.NET
6 698 (32.42%) HTML
7 676 (31.40%) JavaScript
8 614 (28.52%) MVC
9 594 (27.59%) CSS
10 578 (26.85%) Windows
11 536 (24.90%) Agile Software Development
12 502 (23.32%) SQL Server 2008
13 438 (20.34%) T-SQL
14 418 (19.41%) MS Excel
15 396 (18.39%) jQuery
16 378 (17.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 378 (17.56%) VB.NET
17 365 (16.95%) .NET Framework
18 357 (16.58%) WCF
19 355 (16.49%) ASP.NET MVC
20 302 (14.03%) XML
21 294 (13.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
22 285 (13.24%) Business Intelligence
23 263 (12.22%) TDD
24 251 (11.66%) Visual Studio
25 247 (11.47%) Oracle
26 236 (10.96%) SQL Server 2012
27 221 (10.26%) Relational Database
28 217 (10.08%) Web Services
29 215 (9.99%) OO

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

For the 6 months to 27 April 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
1 192 (8.92%) SharePoint
2 133 (6.18%) IIS
3 117 (5.43%) MS Exchange
4 84 (3.90%) Node.js
5 79 (3.67%) BizTalk Server
6 55 (2.55%) Exchange Server 2010
7 45 (2.09%) SharePoint 2010
8 44 (2.04%) CMS
9 35 (1.63%) Apache
10 33 (1.53%) SharePoint 2013
11 32 (1.49%) Tomcat
12 30 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2013
13 29 (1.35%) Umbraco
14 18 (0.84%) SAS
15 17 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2007
16 15 (0.70%) JBoss
17 14 (0.65%) SharePoint Server
17 14 (0.65%) NServiceBus
18 11 (0.51%) WebSphere
19 10 (0.46%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 418 (19.41%) MS Excel
2 91 (4.23%) MS Office
3 11 (0.51%) MS Visio
4 10 (0.46%) SPSS
4 10 (0.46%) Photoshop
4 10 (0.46%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (0.33%) MS Project
6 6 (0.28%) InfoPath
7 3 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.093%) PowerPivot
9 1 (0.046%) Fireworks
9 1 (0.046%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 91 (4.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 38 (1.76%) Dynamics AX
3 22 (1.02%) Dynamics NAV
4 15 (0.70%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 8 (0.37%) Cognos TM1
6 6 (0.28%) Line 500
7 4 (0.19%) MIS ActiveH
7 4 (0.19%) Agresso
7 4 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
8 2 (0.093%) SAP Business One
9 1 (0.046%) Pegasus Opera
9 1 (0.046%) Oracle CRM
9 1 (0.046%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 59 (2.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 51 (2.37%) Office 365
3 46 (2.14%) SaaS
4 18 (0.84%) GitHub
5 16 (0.74%) Google Analytics
6 6 (0.28%) Trello
7 5 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (0.19%) Amazon AWS
8 4 (0.19%) IaaS
9 2 (0.093%) PaaS
9 2 (0.093%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.046%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 82 (3.81%) Firewall
2 77 (3.58%) TCP/IP
3 58 (2.69%) SAN
4 57 (2.65%) WAN
5 50 (2.32%) DNS
6 49 (2.28%) LAN
7 32 (1.49%) HTTP
8 30 (1.39%) VPN
8 30 (1.39%) DHCP
9 28 (1.30%) Internet
10 21 (0.98%) SSL
11 19 (0.88%) NAS
12 14 (0.65%) Broadband
13 12 (0.56%) VoIP
14 11 (0.51%) VLAN
15 9 (0.42%) SNMP
16 8 (0.37%) Network Security
17 7 (0.33%) Intranet
17 7 (0.33%) MPLS
18 6 (0.28%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 502 (23.32%) SQL Server 2008
2 378 (17.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 294 (13.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 236 (10.96%) SQL Server 2012
5 221 (10.26%) Relational Database
6 215 (9.99%) SQL Server 2005
7 182 (8.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 139 (6.46%) MySQL
8 139 (6.46%) Data Warehouse
9 100 (4.64%) RDBMS
10 82 (3.81%) NoSQL
11 54 (2.51%) Oracle Database
12 53 (2.46%) QlikView
13 44 (2.04%) Crystal Reports
14 38 (1.76%) PostgreSQL
15 37 (1.72%) Data Mart
16 35 (1.63%) SQL Server 2000
17 31 (1.44%) MS Access
18 26 (1.21%) Data Mining
18 26 (1.21%) Cognos Report Studio
Development Applications
1 251 (11.66%) Visual Studio
2 104 (4.83%) Git (software)
3 94 (4.37%) Team Foundation Server
4 92 (4.27%) NUnit
5 73 (3.39%) MSTest
6 65 (3.02%) Moq
7 63 (2.93%) Rhino Mocks
8 49 (2.28%) Subversion
9 26 (1.21%) JIRA
9 26 (1.21%) ReSharper
10 22 (1.02%) Talend Open Studio
11 15 (0.70%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 12 (0.56%) Jenkins
13 10 (0.46%) Hudson
13 10 (0.46%) Maven
13 10 (0.46%) Visual Studio Team System
14 9 (0.42%) Ant
14 9 (0.42%) Gradle
15 8 (0.37%) AccuRev
16 7 (0.33%) Eclipse
General
1 202 (9.38%) Finance
2 68 (3.16%) Retail
3 50 (2.32%) Advertising
4 49 (2.28%) Marketing
5 46 (2.14%) Telecoms
6 34 (1.58%) Back Office
7 25 (1.16%) Billing
8 23 (1.07%) Automotive
9 20 (0.93%) Law
10 18 (0.84%) Manufacturing
11 16 (0.74%) Banking
12 10 (0.46%) Legal
13 9 (0.42%) Retail Banking
14 5 (0.23%) Local Government
15 3 (0.14%) Front Office
15 3 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
16 1 (0.046%) Financial Institution
16 1 (0.046%) Games
Job Titles
1 1293 (60.06%) Developer
2 578 (26.85%) .NET Developer
3 311 (14.44%) C# Developer
4 266 (12.35%) Analyst
5 233 (10.82%) C# .NET Developer
6 232 (10.78%) Software Developer
7 170 (7.90%) ASP.NET Developer
8 169 (7.85%) Senior Developer
9 141 (6.55%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 119 (5.53%) Web Developer
11 110 (5.11%) DBA
12 95 (4.41%) Consultant
12 95 (4.41%) Applications Support
13 92 (4.27%) Junior
14 91 (4.23%) Support Analyst
15 86 (3.99%) SQL DBA
16 85 (3.95%) Administrator
17 81 (3.76%) Business Intelligence Developer
18 78 (3.62%) .NET Software Developer
19 75 (3.48%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1287 (59.78%) .NET
2 872 (40.50%) ASP.NET
3 698 (32.42%) HTML
4 594 (27.59%) CSS
5 396 (18.39%) jQuery
6 365 (16.95%) .NET Framework
7 357 (16.58%) WCF
8 355 (16.49%) ASP.NET MVC
9 302 (14.03%) XML
10 217 (10.08%) Web Services
11 191 (8.87%) HTML5
12 177 (8.22%) Entity Framework
13 170 (7.90%) Ajax
14 129 (5.99%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 128 (5.95%) LINQ
16 116 (5.39%) WinForms
17 115 (5.34%) WPF
18 114 (5.29%) CSS3
19 110 (5.11%) ASP.NET Web API
20 84 (3.90%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 142 (6.60%) Analytical Skills
2 119 (5.53%) Computer Science
3 86 (3.99%) Enterprise Software
4 60 (2.79%) Inversion of Control
5 45 (2.09%) Management Information System
6 42 (1.95%) Mobile App
7 38 (1.76%) User Experience
7 38 (1.76%) N-Tier
8 37 (1.72%) Clustering
9 35 (1.63%) Open Source
10 34 (1.58%) Client/Server
11 27 (1.25%) Replication
12 23 (1.07%) Social Media
13 22 (1.02%) BBC
14 21 (0.98%) Mathematics
14 21 (0.98%) Data Structures
15 20 (0.93%) Visualisation
16 12 (0.56%) Statistics
17 11 (0.51%) W3C
18 10 (0.46%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 578 (26.85%) Windows
2 150 (6.97%) Linux
3 145 (6.73%) Windows Server 2008
4 72 (3.34%) Windows Server 2003
5 69 (3.20%) Windows Server 2012
6 60 (2.79%) UNIX
7 37 (1.72%) Android
8 36 (1.67%) Solaris
9 35 (1.63%) Windows 7
10 23 (1.07%) Apple iOS
11 21 (0.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 16 (0.74%) Windows XP
13 14 (0.65%) Windows 8
14 9 (0.42%) CentOS
15 6 (0.28%) Windows Mobile
16 5 (0.23%) Windows Vista
17 2 (0.093%) Windows 2000 Server
17 2 (0.093%) Ubuntu
18 1 (0.046%) AIX
18 1 (0.046%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 614 (28.52%) MVC
2 536 (24.90%) Agile Software Development
3 285 (13.24%) Business Intelligence
4 263 (12.22%) TDD
5 215 (9.99%) OO
6 188 (8.73%) Scrum
7 175 (8.13%) Software Engineering
8 163 (7.57%) Web Application Development
9 156 (7.25%) Web Development
10 132 (6.13%) Continuous Integration
11 122 (5.67%) CRM
12 108 (5.02%) ITIL
13 101 (4.69%) E-Commerce
14 97 (4.51%) ETL
15 96 (4.46%) BDD
16 95 (4.41%) Project Management
17 90 (4.18%) Mentoring
18 88 (4.09%) Unit Testing
19 83 (3.86%) Kanban
20 78 (3.62%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 1141 (53.00%) C#
2 1127 (52.35%) SQL
3 676 (31.40%) JavaScript
4 438 (20.34%) T-SQL
5 378 (17.56%) VB.NET
6 156 (7.25%) VB
7 113 (5.25%) Java
8 108 (5.02%) PHP
9 103 (4.78%) PL/SQL
10 72 (3.34%) Ruby
11 56 (2.60%) PowerShell
12 48 (2.23%) VB6
13 44 (2.04%) VBA
14 37 (1.72%) VBScript
15 33 (1.53%) C++
16 30 (1.39%) C
17 28 (1.30%) Python
18 22 (1.02%) R
19 19 (0.88%) Perl
20 11 (0.51%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 201 (9.34%) Degree
2 112 (5.20%) Microsoft Certification
3 44 (2.04%) MCSE
4 37 (1.72%) Security Cleared
5 31 (1.44%) MCTS
6 30 (1.39%) MCSA
7 27 (1.25%) MCITP
8 23 (1.07%) MCP
9 22 (1.02%) MCSD
10 21 (0.98%) SC Cleared
11 20 (0.93%) MCAD
11 20 (0.93%) ISEB
12 18 (0.84%) ITIL Certification
13 16 (0.74%) Citrix Certification
14 14 (0.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 13 (0.60%) CCA
15 13 (0.60%) Cisco Certification
16 11 (0.51%) ISTQB
17 10 (0.46%) HND
18 7 (0.33%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (2.51%) SLA
2 45 (2.09%) QA
3 10 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.23%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.14%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.14%) WAI
5 3 (0.14%) COBIT
6 1 (0.046%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 178 (8.27%) Active Directory
2 113 (5.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 89 (4.13%) Hyper-V
4 43 (2.00%) vSphere
5 16 (0.74%) XenApp
6 10 (0.46%) Terminal Services
6 10 (0.46%) VMware ESXi
7 9 (0.42%) VMware ESX
8 8 (0.37%) Docker
9 7 (0.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 6 (0.28%) XenDesktop
11 4 (0.19%) XenServer
12 3 (0.14%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 2 (0.093%) Oracle RAC
13 2 (0.093%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 2 (0.093%) Forefront TMG
13 2 (0.093%) ISA Server
14 1 (0.046%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 19 (0.88%) Nagios
2 16 (0.74%) Tivoli
3 15 (0.70%) Unicenter
3 15 (0.70%) BladeLogic
3 15 (0.70%) Ansible
4 12 (0.56%) Control-M
4 12 (0.56%) Backup Exec
5 11 (0.51%) NetBackup
6 9 (0.42%) WMI
7 6 (0.28%) SCCM
8 5 (0.23%) Norton AntiVirus
8 5 (0.23%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 5 (0.23%) WSUS
9 4 (0.19%) Puppet
9 4 (0.19%) Opscode Chef
9 4 (0.19%) SCOM
10 3 (0.14%) Foglight
10 3 (0.14%) SCDPM
11 2 (0.093%) McAfee ePO
11 2 (0.093%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 883 (41.01%) Microsoft
2 247 (11.47%) Oracle
3 161 (7.48%) VMware
4 89 (4.13%) Citrix
5 65 (3.02%) Cognos
5 65 (3.02%) Cisco
6 60 (2.79%) Business Objects
7 47 (2.18%) Google
8 46 (2.14%) Red Hat
9 45 (2.09%) Tableau
9 45 (2.09%) Facebook
10 34 (1.58%) IBM
10 34 (1.58%) Adobe
11 27 (1.25%) Apple
12 24 (1.11%) Twitter
13 22 (1.02%) Talend
13 22 (1.02%) Yahoo!
13 22 (1.02%) Sony
14 21 (0.98%) HP
15 19 (0.88%) Dell
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 9 hours ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Deanslist Limited
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Enable
Salary: £32,000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
West Midlands
TUI Group
Salary: Very competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
ISL
Salary: £23000.00 - £27000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + profit share, training
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + corporate benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum + benefits, dynamic environment
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + bonus, great benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
LA International
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £24000 per annum + pension, healthcare, 25 days
Posted: 2 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £22000.00 - £26000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago