Period
to 25 June 2018

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 25 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
25 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 13 12 13
Rank change year-on-year -1 +1 -5
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 439 509 506
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 11.41% 13.52% 10.79%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 46.50% 49.85% 50.80%
Number of salaries quoted 392 450 449
Birmingham median annual salary £42,500 £41,250 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% -
10th Percentile £30,800 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £52,500 £55,000
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £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 944 1,021 996
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 24.54% 27.11% 21.24%
Number of salaries quoted 786 867 880
Birmingham median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £58,750 £60,000
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% 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 25 June 2018.

Salary histogram for SQL Server in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 25 June 2018, 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.

1 194 (44.19%) SQL
2 188 (42.82%) Microsoft
3 170 (38.72%) C#
4 160 (36.45%) .NET
5 153 (34.85%) Agile Software Development
6 129 (29.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 126 (28.70%) Microsoft Azure
8 119 (27.11%) JavaScript
9 114 (25.97%) Windows
10 113 (25.74%) Finance
11 106 (24.15%) Business Intelligence
12 97 (22.10%) ASP.NET
12 97 (22.10%) MVC
13 95 (21.64%) TDD
14 93 (21.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 85 (19.36%) Windows Server
16 78 (17.77%) CSS
16 78 (17.77%) T-SQL
17 74 (16.86%) HTML
18 68 (15.49%) Active Directory
19 59 (13.44%) SQL Server 2012
20 58 (13.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
21 56 (12.76%) ASP.NET MVC
22 54 (12.30%) VMware
22 54 (12.30%) Visual Studio
22 54 (12.30%) SQL Server 2016
23 53 (12.07%) Problem-Solving
23 53 (12.07%) Project Management
24 52 (11.85%) Data Warehouse
25 48 (10.93%) Scrum

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 35 (7.97%) MS Exchange
2 29 (6.61%) SharePoint
3 27 (6.15%) IIS
4 13 (2.96%) CMS
5 12 (2.73%) JBoss
6 11 (2.51%) BizTalk Server
7 8 (1.82%) Confluence
8 6 (1.37%) Anypoint
8 6 (1.37%) NetWeaver
8 6 (1.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 6 (1.37%) Tomcat
9 5 (1.14%) Apache
10 4 (0.91%) Elasticsearch
11 3 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2010
11 3 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2013
11 3 (0.68%) OpenEdge
11 3 (0.68%) WebSphere
12 2 (0.46%) Apache Pig
12 2 (0.46%) Apache Spark
12 2 (0.46%) Umbraco
Applications
1 34 (7.74%) Microsoft Excel
2 18 (4.10%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.68%) Fireworks
3 3 (0.68%) Moqups
3 3 (0.68%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.46%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 16 (3.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (3.19%) Dynamics AX
2 14 (3.19%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (0.68%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.23%) Carpe Diem
4 1 (0.23%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.23%) Cognos Planning
4 1 (0.23%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (0.23%) Misys Equation
4 1 (0.23%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 126 (28.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 36 (8.20%) Office 365
3 30 (6.83%) Amazon AWS
4 16 (3.64%) Azure Data Factory
5 13 (2.96%) Dynamics 365
6 7 (1.59%) GitHub
7 5 (1.14%) Azure Active Directory
7 5 (1.14%) IaaS
7 5 (1.14%) SaaS
8 4 (0.91%) BrowserStack
8 4 (0.91%) PaaS
8 4 (0.91%) Serverless
9 3 (0.68%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (0.46%) AWS Lambda
10 2 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.23%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 43 (9.79%) SSL
2 39 (8.88%) Firewall
3 37 (8.43%) SAN
4 34 (7.74%) LAN
4 34 (7.74%) WAN
5 31 (7.06%) IPsec
6 27 (6.15%) VoIP
7 13 (2.96%) Network Security
8 7 (1.59%) DNS
9 5 (1.14%) Cisco ASA
9 5 (1.14%) TCP/IP
10 4 (0.91%) VLAN
11 2 (0.46%) AMQP
11 2 (0.46%) SMS
11 2 (0.46%) VPN
12 1 (0.23%) DHCP
12 1 (0.23%) NetScaler
12 1 (0.23%) Remote Desktop
12 1 (0.23%) Skype
12 1 (0.23%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 129 (29.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 93 (21.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 59 (13.44%) SQL Server 2012
4 58 (13.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 54 (12.30%) SQL Server 2016
6 52 (11.85%) Data Warehouse
7 46 (10.48%) Power BI
8 45 (10.25%) Relational Database
9 43 (9.79%) SQL Server 2008
10 36 (8.20%) NoSQL
11 30 (6.83%) SQL Server 2014
12 19 (4.33%) MySQL
13 17 (3.87%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
14 16 (3.64%) Azure SQL Database
14 16 (3.64%) Oracle Database
15 14 (3.19%) DTS
15 14 (3.19%) Hadoop
16 12 (2.73%) Data Lake
16 12 (2.73%) HDInsight
17 11 (2.51%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 54 (12.30%) Visual Studio
2 35 (7.97%) Team Foundation Server
3 24 (5.47%) Git (software)
4 18 (4.10%) Jenkins
5 16 (3.64%) TeamCity
6 13 (2.96%) JIRA
6 13 (2.96%) Octopus Deploy
6 13 (2.96%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 13 (2.96%) Subversion
7 12 (2.73%) Maven
8 9 (2.05%) TestNG
9 7 (1.59%) Bitbucket
9 7 (1.59%) JUnit
9 7 (1.59%) Selenium
10 4 (0.91%) Appium
10 4 (0.91%) Robot Framework
10 4 (0.91%) Robotium
10 4 (0.91%) WebDriver
11 3 (0.68%) Jasmine
11 3 (0.68%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 113 (25.74%) Finance
2 44 (10.02%) Retail
3 21 (4.78%) Banking
4 19 (4.33%) Legal
4 19 (4.33%) Manufacturing
5 16 (3.64%) Advertising
6 15 (3.42%) Automotive
7 13 (2.96%) Financial Institution
8 9 (2.05%) Law
8 9 (2.05%) Marketing
9 6 (1.37%) Publishing
10 4 (0.91%) Games
11 2 (0.46%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 216 (49.20%) Developer
2 84 (19.13%) .NET Developer
3 81 (18.45%) Analyst
4 64 (14.58%) C# Developer
5 50 (11.39%) C# .NET Developer
6 42 (9.57%) ASP.NET Developer
6 42 (9.57%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 39 (8.88%) Consultant
7 39 (8.88%) Support Analyst
8 37 (8.43%) Software Developer
9 34 (7.74%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 32 (7.29%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 27 (6.15%) Architect
11 27 (6.15%) DBA
12 25 (5.69%) Senior Developer
12 25 (5.69%) SQL Developer
13 22 (5.01%) SQL DBA
14 20 (4.56%) Business Intelligence Analyst
14 20 (4.56%) Network Support
14 20 (4.56%) Network Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 160 (36.45%) .NET
2 97 (22.10%) ASP.NET
3 78 (17.77%) CSS
4 74 (16.86%) HTML
5 56 (12.76%) ASP.NET MVC
6 47 (10.71%) HTML5
7 40 (9.11%) CSS3
8 38 (8.66%) KnockoutJS
8 38 (8.66%) WCF
9 37 (8.43%) jQuery
9 37 (8.43%) Web Services
10 36 (8.20%) AngularJS
11 35 (7.97%) .NET Framework
12 34 (7.74%) ASP.NET MVC 5
13 33 (7.52%) Node.js
14 31 (7.06%) Entity Framework
15 29 (6.61%) Ninject
16 28 (6.38%) RESTful
16 28 (6.38%) XML
17 22 (5.01%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 38 (8.66%) Analytical Skills
2 35 (7.97%) Greenfield Project
3 29 (6.61%) Music Streaming
4 24 (5.47%) Management Information System
5 22 (5.01%) Self-Motivation
6 18 (4.10%) Mobile App
6 18 (4.10%) User Experience
7 14 (3.19%) Driving Licence
8 13 (2.96%) Enterprise Software
9 12 (2.73%) Computer Science
10 9 (2.05%) Fintech
11 8 (1.82%) Clustering
12 5 (1.14%) Data Structures
13 4 (0.91%) Algorithms
13 4 (0.91%) Data Centre
14 3 (0.68%) Tandem
15 2 (0.46%) NHS
16 1 (0.23%) e-Learning
16 1 (0.23%) iSeries
16 1 (0.23%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 114 (25.97%) Windows
2 85 (19.36%) Windows Server
3 32 (7.29%) Windows Server 2003
4 26 (5.92%) Windows Server 2012
5 18 (4.10%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (2.96%) Unix
7 9 (2.05%) Linux
8 3 (0.68%) Android
8 3 (0.68%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.23%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.23%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.23%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 153 (34.85%) Agile Software Development
2 106 (24.15%) Business Intelligence
3 97 (22.10%) MVC
4 95 (21.64%) TDD
5 53 (12.07%) Problem-Solving
5 53 (12.07%) Project Management
6 48 (10.93%) Scrum
7 43 (9.79%) ITIL
8 42 (9.57%) ETL
9 40 (9.11%) PRINCE2
10 37 (8.43%) Disaster Recovery
11 35 (7.97%) Mentoring
12 34 (7.74%) IT Strategy
12 34 (7.74%) Stakeholder Management
13 33 (7.52%) Domain-Driven Design
14 30 (6.83%) Business Continuity
14 30 (6.83%) Test Automation
15 29 (6.61%) Dependency Injection
15 29 (6.61%) Web Application Development
16 28 (6.38%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 194 (44.19%) SQL
2 170 (38.72%) C#
3 119 (27.11%) JavaScript
4 78 (17.77%) T-SQL
5 44 (10.02%) Java
6 29 (6.61%) VB.NET
7 17 (3.87%) PowerShell
8 15 (3.42%) VB
9 10 (2.28%) C
9 10 (2.28%) X++
10 6 (1.37%) ABAP
10 6 (1.37%) Java 8
11 5 (1.14%) C++
11 5 (1.14%) PL/SQL
12 4 (0.91%) Python
13 3 (0.68%) Scala
13 3 (0.68%) VBScript
13 3 (0.68%) XPath
14 2 (0.46%) COBOL
14 2 (0.46%) PHP
Qualifications
1 36 (8.20%) Microsoft Certification
2 27 (6.15%) Degree
3 25 (5.69%) Security Cleared
4 19 (4.33%) MCSE
5 14 (3.19%) MCP
6 11 (2.51%) SC Cleared
7 8 (1.82%) Computer Science Degree
8 7 (1.59%) CCNA
8 7 (1.59%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (1.59%) ISEB
8 7 (1.59%) ITIL Certification
9 6 (1.37%) MCITP
9 6 (1.37%) Oracle Certification
10 5 (1.14%) MCDBA
11 4 (0.91%) OCP
12 3 (0.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 3 (0.68%) Numerate Degree
13 2 (0.46%) CCDA
13 2 (0.46%) PhD
14 1 (0.23%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (8.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 27 (6.15%) COBIT
3 18 (4.10%) QA
3 18 (4.10%) SLA
4 9 (2.05%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.68%) GDPR
6 1 (0.23%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.23%) GCP
6 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 19770
6 1 (0.23%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.23%) WCAG
System Software
1 68 (15.49%) Active Directory
2 41 (9.34%) VMware ESXi
2 41 (9.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (2.96%) HDFS
4 9 (2.05%) vSphere
5 8 (1.82%) Hyper-V
5 8 (1.82%) XenApp
6 7 (1.59%) XenDesktop
7 4 (0.91%) Docker
8 3 (0.68%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.46%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 2 (0.46%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 6 (1.37%) Microsoft Clustering
1 6 (1.37%) Puppet
2 2 (0.46%) Backup Exec
2 2 (0.46%) Hadoop YARN
3 1 (0.23%) Ambari
3 1 (0.23%) Grafana
3 1 (0.23%) Prometheus
3 1 (0.23%) SCCM
3 1 (0.23%) SCOM
3 1 (0.23%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 188 (42.82%) Microsoft
2 54 (12.30%) VMware
3 45 (10.25%) Oracle
4 27 (6.15%) Citrix
5 17 (3.87%) Tableau
6 14 (3.19%) Xamarin
7 11 (2.51%) Cisco
8 9 (2.05%) LexisNexis
9 8 (1.82%) SAP
9 8 (1.82%) ServiceNow
10 7 (1.59%) Veeam
10 7 (1.59%) webMethods
11 5 (1.14%) CheckPoint
11 5 (1.14%) Sitecore
11 5 (1.14%) Sybase
12 4 (0.91%) AppDynamics
12 4 (0.91%) Atlassian
12 4 (0.91%) SolarWinds
12 4 (0.91%) Twitter
13 3 (0.68%) Logi