Period
to 25 February 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 February 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 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 12 14 8
Rank change year-on-year +2 -6 +1
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 396 493 564
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 10.86% 11.98% 13.67%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 44.75% 51.35% 53.71%
Number of salaries quoted 349 436 561
Birmingham median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £28,700 £25,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £61,250 £58,750 £57,500
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 885 960 1,050
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 24.27% 23.32% 25.45%
Number of salaries quoted 752 844 935
Birmingham median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,825 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £64,625 £57,500
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +4.00%

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 February 2018.

Salary histogram for SQL Server in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 25 February 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.

1 202 (51.01%) SQL
2 191 (48.23%) Microsoft
3 144 (36.36%) .NET
4 125 (31.57%) C#
5 103 (26.01%) Business Intelligence
6 102 (25.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 99 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
7 99 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 93 (23.48%) JavaScript
9 90 (22.73%) HTML
10 89 (22.47%) Windows
11 88 (22.22%) Finance
12 84 (21.21%) Microsoft Azure
13 83 (20.96%) CSS
14 75 (18.94%) ASP.NET
15 74 (18.69%) Oracle
16 67 (16.92%) Windows Server
17 61 (15.40%) T-SQL
18 57 (14.39%) SQL Server 2008
19 56 (14.14%) MVC
20 55 (13.89%) Data Warehouse
21 51 (12.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
22 50 (12.63%) ETL
23 48 (12.12%) TDD
24 47 (11.87%) ITIL
25 46 (11.62%) VMware
25 46 (11.62%) Project Management
26 43 (10.86%) Analytical Skills
27 41 (10.35%) Java
27 41 (10.35%) Degree

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 34 (8.59%) SharePoint
2 28 (7.07%) MS Exchange
3 16 (4.04%) IIS
4 13 (3.28%) Apache
4 13 (3.28%) BizTalk Server
4 13 (3.28%) Tomcat
5 10 (2.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 8 (2.02%) JBoss
6 8 (2.02%) SAS
7 6 (1.52%) CMS
7 6 (1.52%) Confluence
7 6 (1.52%) NetWeaver
8 5 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2010
9 4 (1.01%) Umbraco
10 3 (0.76%) OpenEdge
10 3 (0.76%) SharePoint Server
10 3 (0.76%) WebLogic
10 3 (0.76%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.51%) Apache Spark
11 2 (0.51%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 32 (8.08%) Microsoft Excel
2 15 (3.79%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (1.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.51%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.51%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (3.03%) Dynamics NAV
2 9 (2.27%) Dynamics AX
2 9 (2.27%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (1.26%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 5 (1.26%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.25%) Carpe Diem
4 1 (0.25%) Cognos Planning
4 1 (0.25%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 84 (21.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 25 (6.31%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (4.55%) Office 365
4 11 (2.78%) Azure Data Factory
5 6 (1.52%) Dynamics 365
6 4 (1.01%) GitHub
6 4 (1.01%) PaaS
7 3 (0.76%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (0.76%) IaaS
7 3 (0.76%) SaaS
8 2 (0.51%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.51%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.51%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.25%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.25%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
9 1 (0.25%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 36 (9.09%) Firewall
2 32 (8.08%) SAN
3 21 (5.30%) LAN
3 21 (5.30%) WAN
4 19 (4.80%) SSL
5 18 (4.55%) IPsec
6 17 (4.29%) VoIP
7 8 (2.02%) DNS
7 8 (2.02%) Extranet
7 8 (2.02%) NetScaler
8 6 (1.52%) VLAN
9 5 (1.26%) CTI
9 5 (1.26%) TCP/IP
10 3 (0.76%) Internet
10 3 (0.76%) VPN
11 2 (0.51%) AMQP
11 2 (0.51%) Cisco ASA
11 2 (0.51%) Network Security
11 2 (0.51%) Remote Desktop
12 1 (0.25%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 102 (25.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 99 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 57 (14.39%) SQL Server 2008
4 55 (13.89%) Data Warehouse
5 51 (12.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 41 (10.35%) SQL Server 2012
7 30 (7.58%) Power BI
8 28 (7.07%) MySQL
9 27 (6.82%) SQL Server 2016
10 26 (6.57%) Relational Database
11 24 (6.06%) SQL Server 2014
12 21 (5.30%) Oracle Database
13 19 (4.80%) Azure SQL Database
13 19 (4.80%) BusinessObjects
14 15 (3.79%) QlikView
15 14 (3.54%) NoSQL
16 11 (2.78%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
17 10 (2.53%) DTS
18 9 (2.27%) DB2
18 9 (2.27%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 33 (8.33%) Visual Studio
2 27 (6.82%) Team Foundation Server
3 13 (3.28%) Git (software)
3 13 (3.28%) TeamCity
4 11 (2.78%) Jenkins
5 10 (2.53%) Octopus Deploy
6 9 (2.27%) Bitbucket
6 9 (2.27%) NuGet
7 8 (2.02%) Maven
7 8 (2.02%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 7 (1.77%) JIRA
9 6 (1.52%) JUnit
9 6 (1.52%) Subversion
9 6 (1.52%) TestNG
10 4 (1.01%) git-flow
11 3 (0.76%) Jasmine
11 3 (0.76%) JMeter
11 3 (0.76%) Mocha
11 3 (0.76%) Selenium
12 2 (0.51%) MSBuild
General
1 88 (22.22%) Finance
2 35 (8.84%) Retail
3 17 (4.29%) Banking
4 15 (3.79%) Manufacturing
5 11 (2.78%) Advertising
5 11 (2.78%) Financial Institution
6 9 (2.27%) Automotive
7 8 (2.02%) Publishing
8 7 (1.77%) Marketing
9 5 (1.26%) Legal
10 1 (0.25%) Games
10 1 (0.25%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.25%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 195 (49.24%) Developer
2 74 (18.69%) Analyst
3 67 (16.92%) .NET Developer
4 48 (12.12%) C# Developer
5 43 (10.86%) Consultant
6 42 (10.61%) SQL Developer
7 39 (9.85%) C# .NET Developer
8 38 (9.60%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 35 (8.84%) ASP.NET Developer
10 34 (8.59%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 34 (8.59%) Senior Developer
11 23 (5.81%) Support Analyst
12 21 (5.30%) Software Developer
13 19 (4.80%) DBA
14 18 (4.55%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
15 16 (4.04%) HTML Developer
16 15 (3.79%) Business Intelligence Consultant
17 14 (3.54%) Architect
17 14 (3.54%) Business Consultant
17 14 (3.54%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 144 (36.36%) .NET
2 90 (22.73%) HTML
3 83 (20.96%) CSS
4 75 (18.94%) ASP.NET
5 36 (9.09%) jQuery
6 35 (8.84%) Web Services
7 33 (8.33%) AngularJS
8 27 (6.82%) XML
9 26 (6.57%) HTML5
10 23 (5.81%) ASP.NET MVC
11 21 (5.30%) CSS3
12 20 (5.05%) JSON
13 19 (4.80%) LINQ
14 18 (4.55%) SOAP
15 17 (4.29%) KnockoutJS
15 17 (4.29%) REST
16 16 (4.04%) Node.js
17 15 (3.79%) RESTful
18 14 (3.54%) ASP.NET MVC 5
18 14 (3.54%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 43 (10.86%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (7.32%) Computer Science
3 21 (5.30%) Greenfield Project
4 17 (4.29%) Clustering
5 14 (3.54%) Fintech
6 12 (3.03%) Music Streaming
7 10 (2.53%) Management Information System
8 8 (2.02%) Mobile App
8 8 (2.02%) Robotics
9 7 (1.77%) Data Centre
9 7 (1.77%) Handset
9 7 (1.77%) User Experience
9 7 (1.77%) Virtual Team
10 6 (1.52%) Driving Licence
11 5 (1.26%) Data Structures
12 4 (1.01%) Client/Server
13 3 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
13 3 (0.76%) Hybrid Cloud
13 3 (0.76%) Public Cloud
14 2 (0.51%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 89 (22.47%) Windows
2 67 (16.92%) Windows Server
3 26 (6.57%) Linux
4 20 (5.05%) Windows Server 2003
5 14 (3.54%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (3.54%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (2.78%) Unix
7 8 (2.02%) CentOS
8 3 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.51%) AIX
10 1 (0.25%) Debian
10 1 (0.25%) HPUX
10 1 (0.25%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (26.01%) Business Intelligence
2 99 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 56 (14.14%) MVC
4 50 (12.63%) ETL
5 48 (12.12%) TDD
6 47 (11.87%) ITIL
7 46 (11.62%) Project Management
8 34 (8.59%) PRINCE2
9 30 (7.58%) CRM
10 29 (7.32%) Business Continuity
11 28 (7.07%) Scrum
12 27 (6.82%) Disaster Recovery
12 27 (6.82%) IT Strategy
12 27 (6.82%) Stakeholder Management
13 25 (6.31%) SDLC
14 24 (6.06%) Mentoring
14 24 (6.06%) Test Automation
15 23 (5.81%) Web Development
16 21 (5.30%) Data Analysis
16 21 (5.30%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 202 (51.01%) SQL
2 125 (31.57%) C#
3 93 (23.48%) JavaScript
4 61 (15.40%) T-SQL
5 41 (10.35%) Java
6 32 (8.08%) VB.NET
7 29 (7.32%) PowerShell
8 15 (3.79%) PL/SQL
9 9 (2.27%) C++
9 9 (2.27%) PHP
10 8 (2.02%) C
10 8 (2.02%) Shell Script
10 8 (2.02%) VBA
11 7 (1.77%) Bash Shell
11 7 (1.77%) VB
12 6 (1.52%) ABAP
12 6 (1.52%) XPath
13 4 (1.01%) Delphi
14 3 (0.76%) Python
15 2 (0.51%) FoxPro (VFP)
Qualifications
1 41 (10.35%) Degree
2 31 (7.83%) Microsoft Certification
3 23 (5.81%) Computer Science Degree
4 15 (3.79%) CCNA
4 15 (3.79%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (2.78%) MCSE
6 7 (1.77%) MCSA
6 7 (1.77%) SC Cleared
6 7 (1.77%) Security Cleared
7 5 (1.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 4 (1.01%) ISEB
8 4 (1.01%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (0.76%) MCITP
9 3 (0.76%) MCSD
9 3 (0.76%) Oracle Certification
10 2 (0.51%) MCDBA
10 2 (0.51%) OCP
10 2 (0.51%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.51%) PMP
11 1 (0.25%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (4.55%) QA
2 17 (4.29%) COBIT
2 17 (4.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (1.52%) Data Quality
4 5 (1.26%) SLA
5 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.25%) PMO
System Software
1 36 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 32 (8.08%) Active Directory
3 28 (7.07%) VMware ESXi
4 12 (3.03%) vSphere
5 10 (2.53%) Hyper-V
6 7 (1.77%) Docker
7 6 (1.52%) HDFS
8 4 (1.01%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (0.76%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (0.51%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 1 (0.25%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 15 (3.79%) Puppet
2 12 (3.03%) Ansible
3 7 (1.77%) vCenter Server
4 6 (1.52%) Microsoft Clustering
5 5 (1.26%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (0.76%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 3 (0.76%) Oracle RMAN
6 3 (0.76%) Packer
6 3 (0.76%) SCVMM
7 2 (0.51%) Data Guard
7 2 (0.51%) Hadoop YARN
8 1 (0.25%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.25%) Netcool
8 1 (0.25%) Netcool/OMNIbus
8 1 (0.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 191 (48.23%) Microsoft
2 74 (18.69%) Oracle
3 46 (11.62%) VMware
4 20 (5.05%) Tableau
5 17 (4.29%) Cisco
6 16 (4.04%) Cognos
7 13 (3.28%) Citrix
8 12 (3.03%) SAP
9 11 (2.78%) Juniper
10 10 (2.53%) Informatica
10 10 (2.53%) Red Hat
10 10 (2.53%) ServiceNow
10 10 (2.53%) Xamarin
11 9 (2.27%) Sitecore
12 7 (1.77%) IBM
12 7 (1.77%) Salesforce.com
13 6 (1.52%) Siebel
14 5 (1.26%) DevExpress
15 4 (1.01%) CheckPoint
16 3 (0.76%) Twitter