Period
to 24 August 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for SQL Server skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited SQL Server over the 6 months to 24 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
24 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 12 15 8
Rank change year-on-year +3 -7 -1
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 539 501 597
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 13.90% 10.60% 15.83%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 51.09% 50.15% 59.34%
Number of salaries quoted 488 412 565
Birmingham median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,525 £25,450
90th Percentile £55,000 £54,465 £56,250
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -

SQL Server is in the Databases and Business Intelligence category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
Birmingham
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 1055 999 1006
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 27.20% 21.13% 26.68%
Number of salaries quoted 913 843 860
Birmingham median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £28,000 £22,100 £24,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £60,000 £56,250
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing SQL Server as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server in Birmingham

SQL Server
Salary Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SQL Server in Birmingham.

Salary trend for SQL Server in Birmingham

SQL Server
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in Birmingham over the 6 months to 24 August 2017.

Salary histogram for SQL Server in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 24 August 2017, IT jobs citing SQL Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 310 (57.51%) SQL
2 293 (54.36%) .NET
3 266 (49.35%) C#
4 221 (41.00%) Microsoft
5 204 (37.85%) Agile Software Development
6 193 (35.81%) JavaScript
7 187 (34.69%) HTML
8 167 (30.98%) CSS
9 157 (29.13%) MVC
10 152 (28.20%) ASP.NET
11 126 (23.38%) Microsoft Azure
12 108 (20.04%) Business Intelligence
13 104 (19.29%) T-SQL
13 104 (19.29%) TDD
14 101 (18.74%) Windows
15 87 (16.14%) Finance
16 81 (15.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 80 (14.84%) SQL Server 2008
18 79 (14.66%) ASP.NET MVC
19 78 (14.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 77 (14.29%) jQuery
21 76 (14.10%) Scrum
22 71 (13.17%) AngularJS
23 68 (12.62%) Degree
24 66 (12.24%) Oracle
25 65 (12.06%) Web Development
26 62 (11.50%) Windows Server
27 61 (11.32%) .NET Framework
28 59 (10.95%) ASP.NET Web API
29 58 (10.76%) MySQL

SQL Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 32 (5.94%) IIS
2 27 (5.01%) SharePoint
3 12 (2.23%) CMS
4 11 (2.04%) SAS
5 8 (1.48%) MS Exchange
6 7 (1.30%) Tomcat
7 6 (1.11%) BizTalk Server
7 6 (1.11%) SharePoint 2013
8 5 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (0.93%) Oracle Workflow
9 4 (0.74%) OpenEdge
10 3 (0.56%) Joomla!
11 2 (0.37%) EPiServer
11 2 (0.37%) IBM Domino
11 2 (0.37%) JBoss
11 2 (0.37%) Sitecore CMS
11 2 (0.37%) Umbraco
11 2 (0.37%) WordPress
12 1 (0.19%) Confluence
12 1 (0.19%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 51 (9.46%) Microsoft Excel
2 26 (4.82%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (1.48%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.37%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 12 (2.23%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 9 (1.67%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (1.30%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.93%) Oracle BPM
5 4 (0.74%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 126 (23.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (3.34%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (2.60%) SaaS
4 13 (2.41%) GitHub
4 13 (2.41%) IaaS
4 13 (2.41%) PaaS
5 12 (2.23%) Office 365
6 9 (1.67%) Amazon EC2
7 7 (1.30%) Azure Active Directory
8 5 (0.93%) Google Analytics
9 4 (0.74%) Azure Data Factory
9 4 (0.74%) Dynamics 365
10 3 (0.56%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 15 (2.78%) Internet
2 14 (2.60%) LAN
3 12 (2.23%) VPN
4 11 (2.04%) Broadband
4 11 (2.04%) TCP/IP
4 11 (2.04%) WAN
5 10 (1.86%) DHCP
5 10 (1.86%) NetScaler
5 10 (1.86%) SAN
6 8 (1.48%) DNS
7 7 (1.30%) Firewall
7 7 (1.30%) Wi-Fi
8 6 (1.11%) Extranet
9 5 (0.93%) HTTP
9 5 (0.93%) VLAN
10 3 (0.56%) Remote Desktop
11 2 (0.37%) Fibre Channel
11 2 (0.37%) Skype
11 2 (0.37%) SNMP
11 2 (0.37%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (15.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 80 (14.84%) SQL Server 2008
3 78 (14.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 58 (10.76%) MySQL
5 53 (9.83%) SQL Server 2012
6 51 (9.46%) SQL Server 2016
7 45 (8.35%) SQL Server 2014
8 42 (7.79%) Relational Database
9 41 (7.61%) Data Warehouse
10 40 (7.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 39 (7.24%) Power BI
12 34 (6.31%) NoSQL
13 23 (4.27%) QlikView
14 21 (3.90%) SQL Server 2005
15 14 (2.60%) Big Data
16 12 (2.23%) RDBMS
17 11 (2.04%) DB2
18 9 (1.67%) MongoDB
19 7 (1.30%) MS Access
20 6 (1.11%) DTS
Development Applications
1 49 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
2 45 (8.35%) Visual Studio
3 26 (4.82%) Git (software)
4 19 (3.53%) NUnit
5 17 (3.15%) JUnit
6 16 (2.97%) NuGet
6 16 (2.97%) Octopus Deploy
6 16 (2.97%) TeamCity
7 15 (2.78%) TestNG
8 11 (2.04%) Moq
8 11 (2.04%) MSTest
8 11 (2.04%) Rhino Mocks
8 11 (2.04%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 10 (1.86%) Jenkins
9 10 (1.86%) JIRA
10 6 (1.11%) git-flow
11 4 (0.74%) Ant
11 4 (0.74%) Selenium
11 4 (0.74%) Subversion
12 3 (0.56%) WebDriver
General
1 87 (16.14%) Finance
2 46 (8.53%) Retail
3 40 (7.42%) Legal
4 26 (4.82%) Automotive
5 24 (4.45%) Advertising
6 21 (3.90%) Marketing
7 20 (3.71%) Games
8 14 (2.60%) Law
9 13 (2.41%) Telecoms
10 11 (2.04%) Back Office
11 9 (1.67%) Publishing
12 5 (0.93%) Banking
13 2 (0.37%) Financial Institution
14 1 (0.19%) French Language
14 1 (0.19%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 333 (61.78%) Developer
2 142 (26.35%) .NET Developer
3 88 (16.33%) C# Developer
4 73 (13.54%) Software Developer
5 66 (12.24%) C# .NET Developer
6 63 (11.69%) SQL Developer
7 54 (10.02%) Senior Developer
8 47 (8.72%) Analyst
8 47 (8.72%) ASP.NET Developer
9 45 (8.35%) DBA
10 44 (8.16%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 43 (7.98%) C# Software Developer
12 40 (7.42%) SQL DBA
13 39 (7.24%) Web Developer
14 36 (6.68%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
15 33 (6.12%) .NET Software Developer
16 32 (5.94%) Business Intelligence Developer
17 27 (5.01%) SSIS Developer
18 26 (4.82%) Architect
19 25 (4.64%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 293 (54.36%) .NET
2 187 (34.69%) HTML
3 167 (30.98%) CSS
4 152 (28.20%) ASP.NET
5 79 (14.66%) ASP.NET MVC
6 77 (14.29%) jQuery
7 71 (13.17%) AngularJS
8 61 (11.32%) .NET Framework
9 59 (10.95%) ASP.NET Web API
10 56 (10.39%) XML
11 49 (9.09%) Entity Framework
12 46 (8.53%) Web Services
13 42 (7.79%) Node.js
14 38 (7.05%) HTML5
14 38 (7.05%) WCF
15 33 (6.12%) RESTful
15 33 (6.12%) WPF
16 32 (5.94%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 30 (5.57%) ASP.NET Web Forms
17 30 (5.57%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 51 (9.46%) Greenfield Project
2 44 (8.16%) Analytical Skills
3 37 (6.86%) Computer Science
4 23 (4.27%) Mobile App
5 17 (3.15%) Data Centre
6 13 (2.41%) Algorithms
7 12 (2.23%) Replication
7 12 (2.23%) Virtual Team
8 11 (2.04%) Online Games
8 11 (2.04%) Robotics
9 9 (1.67%) CMDB
9 9 (1.67%) User Experience
10 8 (1.48%) BBC
10 8 (1.48%) Mobile Games
11 6 (1.11%) Clustering
11 6 (1.11%) Management Information System
12 4 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (0.74%) EPoS
13 3 (0.56%) Enterprise Cloud
13 3 (0.56%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 101 (18.74%) Windows
2 62 (11.50%) Windows Server
3 32 (5.94%) Windows Server 2008
4 27 (5.01%) Windows Server 2012
5 20 (3.71%) Linux
6 19 (3.53%) Apple iOS
7 16 (2.97%) Android
8 14 (2.60%) Windows 7
9 8 (1.48%) Unix
10 4 (0.74%) Windows 10
11 2 (0.37%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.19%) AIX
12 1 (0.19%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 204 (37.85%) Agile Software Development
2 157 (29.13%) MVC
3 108 (20.04%) Business Intelligence
4 104 (19.29%) TDD
5 76 (14.10%) Scrum
6 65 (12.06%) Web Development
7 56 (10.39%) BDD
8 54 (10.02%) OO
9 52 (9.65%) Mentoring
10 51 (9.46%) SDLC
11 45 (8.35%) Test Automation
12 42 (7.79%) ITIL
13 41 (7.61%) ETL
13 41 (7.61%) Project Management
14 40 (7.42%) Continuous Integration
15 36 (6.68%) PRINCE2
16 34 (6.31%) CRM
17 32 (5.94%) Software Engineering
18 26 (4.82%) Continuous Improvement
19 25 (4.64%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 310 (57.51%) SQL
2 266 (49.35%) C#
3 193 (35.81%) JavaScript
4 104 (19.29%) T-SQL
5 47 (8.72%) Java
6 44 (8.16%) VB.NET
7 40 (7.42%) PowerShell
8 25 (4.64%) PHP
9 18 (3.34%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 18 (3.34%) Ruby
10 15 (2.78%) XPath
11 10 (1.86%) VBA
12 8 (1.48%) VB
13 7 (1.30%) PL/SQL
14 6 (1.11%) C
14 6 (1.11%) X++
15 5 (0.93%) C++
15 5 (0.93%) F#
15 5 (0.93%) Objective-C
15 5 (0.93%) XAML
Qualifications
1 68 (12.62%) Degree
2 33 (6.12%) Computer Science Degree
3 23 (4.27%) Microsoft Certification
4 19 (3.53%) ISEB
5 14 (2.60%) HND
6 13 (2.41%) GNVQ
7 9 (1.67%) PMI Certification
7 9 (1.67%) PMP
8 5 (0.93%) MCSA
8 5 (0.93%) MCSE
9 3 (0.56%) Six Sigma Black Belt
10 2 (0.37%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (0.37%) MCSD
10 2 (0.37%) Numerate Degree
10 2 (0.37%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 2 (0.37%) SC Cleared
10 2 (0.37%) Security Cleared
11 1 (0.19%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.19%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (5.01%) QA
2 11 (2.04%) SLA
3 6 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.74%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.37%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.19%) PMO
System Software
1 24 (4.45%) Active Directory
2 13 (2.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (1.86%) Hyper-V
4 9 (1.67%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (1.11%) vSphere
6 4 (0.74%) Docker
7 3 (0.56%) Terminal Server
7 3 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.56%) XenApp
8 1 (0.19%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 11 (2.04%) SCOM
2 10 (1.86%) Ansible
2 10 (1.86%) Puppet
3 9 (1.67%) SCVMM
4 5 (0.93%) NetBackup
4 5 (0.93%) SCCM
5 3 (0.56%) Nagios
6 2 (0.37%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.19%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.19%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 221 (41.00%) Microsoft
2 66 (12.24%) Oracle
3 34 (6.31%) Tableau
4 21 (3.90%) Cognos
5 20 (3.71%) VMware
6 19 (3.53%) Cisco
7 17 (3.15%) IBM
8 13 (2.41%) Citrix
9 12 (2.23%) EMC
9 12 (2.23%) HP
9 12 (2.23%) NetApp
9 12 (2.23%) Xamarin
10 9 (1.67%) BMC
10 9 (1.67%) CheckPoint
10 9 (1.67%) iManage
10 9 (1.67%) Juniper
11 7 (1.30%) SAP
11 7 (1.30%) Veeam
12 5 (0.93%) Google
12 5 (0.93%) Symantec