Period
to 22 September 2019

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 22 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
22 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 14 17 11
Rank change year-on-year +3 -6 +4
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 262 399 538
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 9.82% 10.63% 13.95%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 44.41% 42.09% 50.71%
Number of salaries quoted 248 341 497
Birmingham median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.53% - +13.33%
10th Percentile £28,250 £31,250 £29,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £57,500
West Midlands median annual salary £43,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +7.50% - +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 590 948 1,061
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 22.12% 25.26% 27.52%
Number of salaries quoted 518 763 931
Birmingham median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £29,425 £30,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £72,500 £67,250 £62,500
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +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 22 September 2019.

Salary histogram for SQL Server in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 22 September 2019, IT jobs citing SQL Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 132 (50.38%) SQL
2 106 (40.46%) Microsoft
3 97 (37.02%) Azure
4 90 (34.35%) Finance
5 83 (31.68%) Business Intelligence
5 83 (31.68%) .NET
6 80 (30.53%) Agile Software Development
7 77 (29.39%) C#
8 58 (22.14%) Windows
9 57 (21.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 55 (20.99%) Power BI
10 55 (20.99%) Power Platform
11 52 (19.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 51 (19.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 49 (18.70%) Problem-Solving
14 45 (17.18%) Windows Server
15 42 (16.03%) Analytical Skills
16 40 (15.27%) Office 365
17 39 (14.89%) Scrum
18 38 (14.50%) Web Services
19 37 (14.12%) Java
19 37 (14.12%) Data Warehouse
20 35 (13.36%) JavaScript
20 35 (13.36%) MVC
21 34 (12.98%) T-SQL
22 33 (12.60%) ETL
23 32 (12.21%) DevOps
24 31 (11.83%) Active Directory
25 30 (11.45%) ASP.NET
26 28 (10.69%) CSS

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 24 (9.16%) SharePoint
2 11 (4.20%) MS Exchange
3 10 (3.82%) IIS
4 9 (3.44%) Elasticsearch
5 8 (3.05%) Apache
6 6 (2.29%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (1.15%) ArcGIS
8 2 (0.76%) Apache Spark
8 2 (0.76%) CMS
8 2 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.38%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.38%) Confluence
9 1 (0.38%) NetWeaver
9 1 (0.38%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.38%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 20 (7.63%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (6.11%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (1.91%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (1.53%) Fireworks
4 4 (1.53%) Moqups
4 4 (1.53%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.38%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (2.29%) Dynamics CRM
1 6 (2.29%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 3 (1.15%) BusinessWorks
3 2 (0.76%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.38%) Cognos Planning
4 1 (0.38%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (0.38%) Infor CRM
4 1 (0.38%) Line 500
4 1 (0.38%) Sage X3
4 1 (0.38%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 97 (37.02%) Azure
2 55 (20.99%) Power Platform
3 40 (15.27%) Office 365
4 20 (7.63%) AWS
5 13 (4.96%) PaaS
6 10 (3.82%) Azure Stack
7 9 (3.44%) Dynamics 365
7 9 (3.44%) GCP
8 7 (2.67%) IaaS
9 5 (1.91%) SaaS
10 4 (1.53%) Azure Data Factory
11 3 (1.15%) Azure Active Directory
11 3 (1.15%) Cloud Computing
11 3 (1.15%) GitHub
12 2 (0.76%) NuGet
13 1 (0.38%) MailChimp
13 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Flow
13 1 (0.38%) PowerApps
13 1 (0.38%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 13 (4.96%) Firewall
2 12 (4.58%) DNS
2 12 (4.58%) LAN
2 12 (4.58%) SAN
3 11 (4.20%) DHCP
4 10 (3.82%) WAN
5 9 (3.44%) TCP/IP
6 7 (2.67%) MPLS
6 7 (2.67%) WLAN
7 5 (1.91%) NetScaler
8 4 (1.53%) VPN
9 3 (1.15%) Cisco ASA
10 2 (0.76%) Converged Networks
10 2 (0.76%) Intranet
10 2 (0.76%) NAS
10 2 (0.76%) Remote Desktop
10 2 (0.76%) Unified Communications
10 2 (0.76%) VoIP
11 1 (0.38%) Broadband
11 1 (0.38%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (21.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 55 (20.99%) Power BI
3 52 (19.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 51 (19.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 37 (14.12%) Data Warehouse
6 21 (8.02%) SQL Server 2012
7 20 (7.63%) SQL Server 2008
8 17 (6.49%) Relational Database
8 17 (6.49%) SQL Server 2014
9 16 (6.11%) QlikView
10 15 (5.73%) PostgreSQL
11 14 (5.34%) MySQL
12 13 (4.96%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 9 (3.44%) MongoDB
14 8 (3.05%) Big Data
15 7 (2.67%) BigQuery
15 7 (2.67%) Qlik Sense
16 6 (2.29%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
16 6 (2.29%) Azure SQL Database
16 6 (2.29%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 28 (10.69%) Git (software)
2 19 (7.25%) Team Foundation Server
3 13 (4.96%) Jenkins
4 11 (4.20%) SonarQube
5 10 (3.82%) Subversion
6 9 (3.44%) Visual Studio
7 8 (3.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 8 (3.05%) JUnit
8 6 (2.29%) JMeter
8 6 (2.29%) Maven
9 5 (1.91%) JIRA
10 3 (1.15%) Babel
10 3 (1.15%) Cucumber
10 3 (1.15%) Selenium
10 3 (1.15%) Visual Studio Team System
10 3 (1.15%) webpack
11 2 (0.76%) NUnit
11 2 (0.76%) ReSharper
11 2 (0.76%) TeamCity
12 1 (0.38%) Bugzilla
General
1 90 (34.35%) Finance
2 21 (8.02%) Public Sector
3 19 (7.25%) Manufacturing
4 17 (6.49%) Marketing
5 16 (6.11%) Telecoms
6 14 (5.34%) Electronics
7 10 (3.82%) General Ledger
8 8 (3.05%) Banking
8 8 (3.05%) Local Government
9 7 (2.67%) Legal
9 7 (2.67%) Retail
10 6 (2.29%) Law
11 5 (1.91%) Social Housing
12 4 (1.53%) Automotive
12 4 (1.53%) Games
13 1 (0.38%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 103 (39.31%) Developer
2 53 (20.23%) Analyst
3 26 (9.92%) .NET Developer
4 22 (8.40%) Senior Developer
5 18 (6.87%) Architect
6 17 (6.49%) Consultant
7 16 (6.11%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 15 (5.73%) Data Analyst
8 15 (5.73%) Software Developer
9 14 (5.34%) SQL Developer
9 14 (5.34%) Support Analyst
10 13 (4.96%) C# Developer
11 12 (4.58%) Business Intelligence Analyst
11 12 (4.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 12 (4.58%) Robotic Process Automation Developer
12 11 (4.20%) Business Analyst
12 11 (4.20%) DBA
12 11 (4.20%) Java Developer
12 11 (4.20%) SQL DBA
13 10 (3.82%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (31.68%) .NET
2 38 (14.50%) Web Services
3 30 (11.45%) ASP.NET
4 28 (10.69%) CSS
5 27 (10.31%) HTML
6 23 (8.78%) .NET Framework
7 21 (8.02%) AngularJS
8 19 (7.25%) jQuery
9 15 (5.73%) ASP.NET MVC
9 15 (5.73%) ASP.NET Web API
9 15 (5.73%) HTML5
10 14 (5.34%) Spring
11 12 (4.58%) CSS3
12 11 (4.20%) Entity Framework
12 11 (4.20%) REST
13 10 (3.82%) React
13 10 (3.82%) RESTful
14 9 (3.44%) Elastic Stack
14 9 (3.44%) JSON
14 9 (3.44%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 42 (16.03%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (5.73%) Robotics
3 12 (4.58%) Self-Motivation
4 11 (4.20%) Mobile App
5 7 (2.67%) BYOD
5 7 (2.67%) Clustering
5 7 (2.67%) Management Information System
6 6 (2.29%) Replication
6 6 (2.29%) User Experience
7 5 (1.91%) Public Cloud
8 4 (1.53%) SCADA
8 4 (1.53%) Tandem
9 3 (1.15%) Driving Licence
9 3 (1.15%) Greenfield Project
10 2 (0.76%) Data Structures
11 1 (0.38%) Algorithms
11 1 (0.38%) CMDB
11 1 (0.38%) Data Centre
11 1 (0.38%) e-Learning
11 1 (0.38%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 58 (22.14%) Windows
2 45 (17.18%) Windows Server
3 26 (9.92%) Linux
4 11 (4.20%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (3.82%) Unix
6 8 (3.05%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (2.67%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (2.29%) Apple iOS
9 5 (1.91%) Android
9 5 (1.91%) Windows XP
10 3 (1.15%) CentOS
10 3 (1.15%) Windows 10
10 3 (1.15%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.76%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (31.68%) Business Intelligence
2 80 (30.53%) Agile Software Development
3 49 (18.70%) Problem-Solving
4 39 (14.89%) Scrum
5 35 (13.36%) MVC
6 33 (12.60%) ETL
7 32 (12.21%) DevOps
8 27 (10.31%) Analytics
9 23 (8.78%) Project Management
9 23 (8.78%) Stakeholder Management
10 22 (8.40%) Visualisation
11 21 (8.02%) Workflow
12 20 (7.63%) Data Transformation
13 19 (7.25%) Data Analysis
13 19 (7.25%) Data Visualisation
13 19 (7.25%) ITIL
14 18 (6.87%) Continuous Integration
14 18 (6.87%) Data Analytics
14 18 (6.87%) Robotic Process Automation
15 17 (6.49%) OO
Programming Languages
1 132 (50.38%) SQL
2 77 (29.39%) C#
3 37 (14.12%) Java
4 35 (13.36%) JavaScript
5 34 (12.98%) T-SQL
6 21 (8.02%) VB.NET
7 11 (4.20%) PowerShell
8 9 (3.44%) Python
8 9 (3.44%) VB
9 7 (2.67%) TypeScript
10 6 (2.29%) VB6
10 6 (2.29%) VBA
11 4 (1.53%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 3 (1.15%) PHP
13 2 (0.76%) C++
13 2 (0.76%) Go
13 2 (0.76%) Groovy
13 2 (0.76%) Progress 4GL
14 1 (0.38%) FoxPro (VFP)
14 1 (0.38%) XPath
Qualifications
1 19 (7.25%) Degree
2 8 (3.05%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (1.91%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (1.91%) MCSE
4 3 (1.15%) CCNA
4 3 (1.15%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (1.15%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (1.15%) MCITP
5 2 (0.76%) MCSA
6 1 (0.38%) CEH
6 1 (0.38%) CompTIA Security+
6 1 (0.38%) MCP
6 1 (0.38%) Network+ Certification
6 1 (0.38%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (6.11%) Data Quality
2 8 (3.05%) GDPR
3 7 (2.67%) SLA
4 6 (2.29%) QA
5 4 (1.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.38%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.38%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 1 (0.38%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.38%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.38%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 31 (11.83%) Active Directory
2 17 (6.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (4.58%) Docker
3 12 (4.58%) Hyper-V
4 10 (3.82%) VMware ESXi
5 9 (3.44%) XenApp
6 8 (3.05%) vSphere
6 8 (3.05%) XenDesktop
7 5 (1.91%) Forefront TMG
8 2 (0.76%) KVM
9 1 (0.38%) HDFS
9 1 (0.38%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.38%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.38%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 11 (4.20%) Kibana
1 11 (4.20%) logstash
2 8 (3.05%) Kubernetes
3 5 (1.91%) Backup Exec
3 5 (1.91%) FortiGate
4 4 (1.53%) SCCM
5 3 (1.15%) Puppet
5 3 (1.15%) TIBCO Hawk
5 3 (1.15%) WSUS
6 2 (0.76%) Terraform
7 1 (0.38%) Ansible
7 1 (0.38%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.38%) SCOM
Vendors
1 106 (40.46%) Microsoft
2 25 (9.54%) Oracle
2 25 (9.54%) VMware
3 21 (8.02%) SAP
4 16 (6.11%) UiPath
5 14 (5.34%) Tableau
6 12 (4.58%) Citrix
7 10 (3.82%) Google
7 10 (3.82%) Salesforce.com
8 9 (3.44%) Cisco
8 9 (3.44%) Veeam
9 6 (2.29%) Sparx
9 6 (2.29%) Symantec
9 6 (2.29%) Xamarin
10 4 (1.53%) Avaya
10 4 (1.53%) Blue Prism
10 4 (1.53%) TIBCO
11 3 (1.15%) Aderant
11 3 (1.15%) Intapp
11 3 (1.15%) ServiceNow