The table below looks at the statistics for SQL 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 over the 3 months to 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 2 3 4
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +1
Permanent jobs citing SQL 1385 1196 1067
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 24.74% 22.01% 21.78%
As % of the Programming Languages category 49.89% 46.90% 41.57%
Number of salaries quoted 1125 1049 970
Average salary £36,500 £36,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.38% +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £24,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.73%
SQL
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Programming Languages Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
2776 2550 2567
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 49.59% 46.94% 52.40%
Number of salaries quoted 2364 2261 2252
Average salary £37,500 £35,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.63% -1.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -

SQL
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing SQL across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

SQL Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

SQL
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SQL across the West Midlands region.

SQL Salary Trend in the West Midlands

SQL
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SQL across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 22 September 2014.

SQL Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

SQL
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 within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 22 September 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 -1 436 £37,500 -6.25% 41
Staffordshire 0 381 £35,000 +7.69% 46
Warwickshire +3 145 £37,750 +7.85% 14
Coventry +3 132 £35,000 - 15
Worcestershire -1 73 £37,500 - 7
Solihull -3 55 £32,500 -7.14% 9
Wolverhampton -2 25 £35,000 +16.66% 5
Walsall +9 24 £38,250 +28.03% 1
Shropshire -7 13 £35,500 +4.41% 10
Sutton Coldfield +1 10 £35,000 +41.41% 2
Herefordshire -2 9 £31,500 +5.00%
Dudley +1 6 £30,000 -
West Bromwich 0 5 £41,000 +9.33% 3
SQL
England

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands region citing SQL 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.

1 1243 (44.73%) SQL Server
2 1145 (41.20%) .NET
3 947 (34.08%) C#
4 802 (28.86%) Microsoft
5 706 (25.40%) ASP.NET
6 697 (25.08%) HTML
7 569 (20.47%) Agile Software Development
8 567 (20.40%) Oracle
9 544 (19.58%) Windows
10 539 (19.40%) CSS
11 518 (18.64%) T-SQL
12 515 (18.53%) JavaScript
13 463 (16.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 440 (15.83%) MS Excel
15 425 (15.29%) Business Intelligence
16 416 (14.97%) VB.NET
16 416 (14.97%) Finance
17 408 (14.68%) Degree
18 358 (12.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 352 (12.67%) XML
20 342 (12.31%) jQuery
21 341 (12.27%) MVC
22 307 (11.05%) .NET Framework
23 301 (10.83%) Analytical Skills
24 291 (10.47%) Web Services
25 280 (10.08%) UNIX
26 265 (9.54%) SQL Server 2008
27 259 (9.32%) Relational Database
28 251 (9.03%) Web Development
29 244 (8.78%) Data Warehouse

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands region citing SQL 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. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 183 (6.59%) SharePoint
2 152 (5.47%) IIS
3 82 (2.95%) Apache
4 64 (2.30%) Tomcat
5 59 (2.12%) Oracle Workflow
6 52 (1.87%) MS Exchange
7 34 (1.22%) WebSphere
8 32 (1.15%) BizTalk Server
9 20 (0.72%) SharePoint Server
9 20 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2010
10 17 (0.61%) SAS
11 14 (0.50%) CMS
12 12 (0.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 12 (0.43%) SharePoint 2010
13 11 (0.40%) SharePoint 2013
14 10 (0.36%) WordPress
14 10 (0.36%) GlassFish
14 10 (0.36%) Moodle
15 8 (0.29%) IBM Notes
15 8 (0.29%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 440 (15.83%) MS Excel
2 129 (4.64%) MS Office
3 27 (0.97%) MS PowerPoint
4 14 (0.50%) InfoPath
5 12 (0.43%) MS Visio
5 12 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
6 7 (0.25%) S-PLUS
7 6 (0.22%) FastStats
8 5 (0.18%) SPSS
8 5 (0.18%) Photoshop
9 4 (0.14%) MS Project
10 3 (0.11%) PowerPivot
10 3 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.036%) GIMP
11 1 (0.036%) Fireworks
11 1 (0.036%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.036%) Simulink
11 1 (0.036%) Stata
Business Applications
1 83 (2.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 77 (2.77%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 71 (2.55%) Oracle EBS
4 47 (1.69%) Oracle EBS R12
5 29 (1.04%) Oracle Applications
6 26 (0.94%) Oracle ERP
7 21 (0.76%) Oracle iRecruitment
7 21 (0.76%) Dynamics AX
8 18 (0.65%) Agresso
9 17 (0.61%) Dynamics NAV
10 16 (0.58%) Magento
11 15 (0.54%) Oracle iProcurement
11 15 (0.54%) Maximo
12 14 (0.50%) Cognos TM1
13 9 (0.32%) Servitor
14 8 (0.29%) Line 500
15 7 (0.25%) Summit
16 6 (0.22%) Academy Housing
16 6 (0.22%) arcHouse
16 6 (0.22%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 26 (0.94%) Office 365
2 25 (0.90%) SaaS
3 24 (0.86%) Microsoft Azure
4 16 (0.58%) Taleo
5 8 (0.29%) GitHub
6 5 (0.18%) Amazon AWS
7 3 (0.11%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.072%) PaaS
9 1 (0.036%) Heroku
9 1 (0.036%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 67 (2.41%) SAN
2 53 (1.91%) TCP/IP
3 43 (1.55%) Internet
4 35 (1.26%) Firewall
5 29 (1.04%) Intranet
6 23 (0.83%) DNS
7 20 (0.72%) HTTP
7 20 (0.72%) WAN
8 19 (0.68%) VLAN
8 19 (0.68%) LAN
9 18 (0.65%) SSL
10 17 (0.61%) Wireshark
11 16 (0.58%) VPN
12 12 (0.43%) VoIP
12 12 (0.43%) FTP
13 9 (0.32%) Cisco IOS
13 9 (0.32%) DHCP
13 9 (0.32%) HTTPS
14 8 (0.29%) Network Security
14 8 (0.29%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1243 (44.73%) SQL Server
2 463 (16.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 358 (12.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 265 (9.54%) SQL Server 2008
5 259 (9.32%) Relational Database
6 244 (8.78%) Data Warehouse
7 178 (6.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 156 (5.61%) Oracle Database
9 125 (4.50%) SQL Server 2005
10 122 (4.39%) Crystal Reports
11 120 (4.32%) SQL Server 2012
12 117 (4.21%) MySQL
13 100 (3.60%) RDBMS
14 90 (3.24%) OLAP
15 85 (3.06%) Oracle Reports
16 69 (2.48%) MS Access
17 67 (2.41%) Oracle Database 11g
18 60 (2.16%) Cognos Framework Manager
19 54 (1.94%) Data Mart
20 53 (1.91%) DB2
Development Applications
1 204 (7.34%) Visual Studio
2 111 (3.99%) Team Foundation Server
3 99 (3.56%) Subversion
4 73 (2.63%) Oracle Forms
5 44 (1.58%) Toad
6 41 (1.48%) Git (software)
7 37 (1.33%) JIRA
8 18 (0.65%) Mercurial
9 13 (0.47%) Selenium
9 13 (0.47%) ReSharper
10 11 (0.40%) Eclipse
11 10 (0.36%) JUnit
11 10 (0.36%) Oracle APEX
11 10 (0.36%) Hudson
12 9 (0.32%) PVCS
13 8 (0.29%) ClearCase
13 8 (0.29%) NUnit
14 7 (0.25%) Visual Studio Team System
14 7 (0.25%) ERwin
15 6 (0.22%) ProC
General
1 416 (14.97%) Finance
2 121 (4.35%) Retail
3 55 (1.98%) Telecoms
3 55 (1.98%) Manufacturing
4 54 (1.94%) Automotive
5 40 (1.44%) Legal
6 39 (1.40%) Banking
7 34 (1.22%) Pharmaceutical
8 29 (1.04%) Law
9 28 (1.01%) Games
10 26 (0.94%) Financial Institution
10 26 (0.94%) Marketing
11 24 (0.86%) Billing
12 23 (0.83%) Advertising
13 19 (0.68%) Investment Banking
13 19 (0.68%) Back Office
14 14 (0.50%) Front Office
15 10 (0.36%) Aerospace
16 8 (0.29%) French Language
17 7 (0.25%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 1459 (52.50%) Developer
2 585 (21.05%) Analyst
3 439 (15.80%) .NET Developer
4 247 (8.89%) C# Developer
5 210 (7.56%) Senior Developer
6 201 (7.23%) SQL Developer
7 198 (7.12%) Software Developer
8 175 (6.30%) Support Analyst
9 157 (5.65%) DBA
10 149 (5.36%) Applications Support
11 147 (5.29%) C# .NET Developer
12 128 (4.61%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 126 (4.53%) ASP.NET Developer
14 116 (4.17%) Web Developer
15 114 (4.10%) Team Leader
16 113 (4.07%) Consultant
17 106 (3.81%) SQL DBA
18 101 (3.63%) Administrator
19 98 (3.53%) VB.NET Developer
20 93 (3.35%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1145 (41.20%) .NET
2 706 (25.40%) ASP.NET
3 697 (25.08%) HTML
4 539 (19.40%) CSS
5 352 (12.67%) XML
6 342 (12.31%) jQuery
7 307 (11.05%) .NET Framework
8 291 (10.47%) Web Services
9 235 (8.46%) Ajax
10 211 (7.59%) HTML5
11 166 (5.97%) WCF
12 154 (5.54%) ASP.NET MVC
13 134 (4.82%) WinForms
14 115 (4.14%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 105 (3.78%) LINQ
16 103 (3.71%) CSS3
17 100 (3.60%) WPF
18 81 (2.91%) XSLT
19 78 (2.81%) ASP.NET Web Forms
20 76 (2.73%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 301 (10.83%) Analytical Skills
2 136 (4.89%) Computer Science
3 76 (2.73%) Mobile App
4 59 (2.12%) N-Tier
4 59 (2.12%) Mathematics
5 58 (2.09%) Management Information System
6 37 (1.33%) Replication
7 33 (1.19%) Clustering
8 31 (1.12%) Open Source
9 30 (1.08%) Equities
10 26 (0.94%) Biometrics
10 26 (0.94%) User Experience
11 25 (0.90%) Smartcard
12 21 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
13 20 (0.72%) Client/Server
14 19 (0.68%) Data Integration
15 18 (0.65%) Statistics
15 18 (0.65%) Wiki
16 16 (0.58%) Data Extraction
16 16 (0.58%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 544 (19.58%) Windows
2 280 (10.08%) UNIX
3 185 (6.66%) Linux
4 109 (3.92%) Windows Server 2008
5 76 (2.73%) Windows Server 2003
6 35 (1.26%) Windows XP
7 30 (1.08%) Windows 7
7 30 (1.08%) Windows Server 2012
8 28 (1.01%) Windows Vista
8 28 (1.01%) Windows 8
9 24 (0.86%) Android
10 23 (0.83%) Apple iOS
11 16 (0.58%) Ubuntu
12 14 (0.50%) Solaris
13 12 (0.43%) Windows Mobile
14 10 (0.36%) Windows 2000 Server
14 10 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 9 (0.32%) CentOS
15 9 (0.32%) AIX
15 9 (0.32%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 569 (20.47%) Agile Software Development
2 425 (15.29%) Business Intelligence
3 341 (12.27%) MVC
4 251 (9.03%) Web Development
5 212 (7.63%) ETL
6 199 (7.16%) CRM
7 189 (6.80%) OO
8 169 (6.08%) Software Engineering
9 163 (5.87%) Mentoring
10 143 (5.15%) TDD
11 139 (5.00%) E-Commerce
12 124 (4.46%) Unit Testing
12 124 (4.46%) ITIL
13 121 (4.35%) Data Analysis
14 117 (4.21%) Scrum
15 112 (4.03%) Workflow
16 109 (3.92%) ERP
17 98 (3.53%) Data Modelling
18 96 (3.45%) Project Management
19 84 (3.02%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 947 (34.08%) C#
2 518 (18.64%) T-SQL
3 515 (18.53%) JavaScript
4 416 (14.97%) VB.NET
5 239 (8.60%) Java
6 222 (7.99%) PL/SQL
7 191 (6.87%) VB
8 133 (4.79%) PHP
9 78 (2.81%) C++
10 73 (2.63%) Python
11 70 (2.52%) VBA
12 68 (2.45%) VB6
13 63 (2.27%) Shell Script
14 62 (2.23%) C
15 61 (2.20%) Perl
16 31 (1.12%) PowerShell
17 24 (0.86%) Bash Shell
18 14 (0.50%) COBOL
18 14 (0.50%) VBScript
18 14 (0.50%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 408 (14.68%) Degree
2 101 (3.63%) Microsoft Certification
3 95 (3.42%) Security Cleared
4 82 (2.95%) ISEB
5 40 (1.44%) SC Cleared
6 34 (1.22%) ITIL Certification
7 30 (1.08%) MCSE
8 28 (1.01%) MCSD
9 24 (0.86%) MCP
10 22 (0.79%) ISTQB
11 19 (0.68%) Sun Certification
12 18 (0.65%) MCITP
12 18 (0.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 18 (0.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 17 (0.61%) OCPJP
13 17 (0.61%) Cisco Certification
13 17 (0.61%) Oracle Certification
14 16 (0.58%) OCP
14 16 (0.58%) OCMJD
15 14 (0.50%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 120 (4.32%) QA
2 72 (2.59%) SLA
3 25 (0.90%) ISO 9001
3 25 (0.90%) TickIT
4 19 (0.68%) PCI DSS
5 10 (0.36%) Basel II
5 10 (0.36%) Solvency II
6 8 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 6 (0.22%) Data Quality
8 4 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 94 (3.38%) Active Directory
2 59 (2.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (1.30%) vSphere
4 33 (1.19%) Hyper-V
5 23 (0.83%) Oracle RMAN
6 21 (0.76%) XenApp
7 12 (0.43%) Forefront TMG
8 10 (0.36%) Oracle RAC
8 10 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
8 10 (0.36%) XenDesktop
9 9 (0.32%) Terminal Server
10 5 (0.18%) Postfix
10 5 (0.18%) Sendmail
10 5 (0.18%) Varnish
11 4 (0.14%) Shibboleth
12 3 (0.11%) XenServer
12 3 (0.11%) Terminal Services
13 2 (0.072%) VMware ESX
13 2 (0.072%) ISA Server
13 2 (0.072%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 14 (0.50%) Data Guard
2 13 (0.47%) Nagios
2 13 (0.47%) Backup Exec
3 12 (0.43%) SCCM
4 9 (0.32%) HP Quality Center
5 8 (0.29%) SCOM
6 7 (0.25%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 6 (0.22%) Legato
7 6 (0.22%) WSUS
7 6 (0.22%) EMC NetWorker
8 5 (0.18%) NetBackup
9 4 (0.14%) Norton AntiVirus
9 4 (0.14%) MAILsweeper
9 4 (0.14%) CA Endevor
10 3 (0.11%) XenMobile
10 3 (0.11%) ITRS Geneos
10 3 (0.11%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 3 (0.11%) Netcool
11 1 (0.036%) CORE IMPACT
11 1 (0.036%) Puppet
Vendors
1 802 (28.86%) Microsoft
2 567 (20.40%) Oracle
3 165 (5.94%) Cognos
4 113 (4.07%) VMware
5 86 (3.09%) Business Objects
6 72 (2.59%) Citrix
7 69 (2.48%) IBM
8 64 (2.30%) Cisco
9 37 (1.33%) HP
10 36 (1.30%) MicroStrategy
11 34 (1.22%) NetApp
12 32 (1.15%) Sun
12 32 (1.15%) Netezza
13 28 (1.01%) AccuRev
14 23 (0.83%) SAP
14 23 (0.83%) JBoss
15 20 (0.72%) Fujitsu
16 19 (0.68%) Zend
16 19 (0.68%) EMC
16 19 (0.68%) Apple
Wednesbury, West Midlands (County)
Talent International
Salary: £19000.00 - £24000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 2 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + Pension
Posted: 2 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Fantastic + prospects
Posted: 3 hours ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + + Bens + Bonus + FE Car
Posted: 3 hours ago
Staffordshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £28000.00 - £33000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Next Move IT
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
West Midlands
Aston Carter
Salary: £40000 - £44000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Staffordshire
Aston Carter
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
West Midlands
Aston Carter
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
QUANTICA
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + BENEFITS
Posted: 17 hours ago
Stoke-on-trent, Staffordshire
SmartSourcing plc
Salary: negotiable (+ Bonus and Relocation)
Posted: 22 hours ago
Staffordshire
SmartSourcing plc
Salary: negotiabe
Posted: 22 hours ago
Staffordshire
SmartSourcing plc
Salary: highly negotiable
Posted: 22 hours ago
Stoke-on-trent, Staffordshire
SmartSourcing plc
Salary: highly negotiable, Bonus, Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Staffordshire
SmartSourcing plc
Salary: highly negotiable
Posted: 22 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Salary: £35000 - £43000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Searchability.co.uk
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + + Excellent Bonus + Oncall
Posted: 2 days ago
Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands (County)
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago