Period
to 22 October 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 22 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
22 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 11 15 9
Rank change year-on-year +4 -6 -1
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 517 551 573
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 13.58% 11.52% 14.60%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 50.24% 51.11% 58.59%
Number of salaries quoted 467 453 552
Birmingham median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £28,900 £24,150 £25,750
90th Percentile £58,750 £54,431 £57,500
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 1029 1078 978
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 27.04% 22.54% 24.91%
Number of salaries quoted 896 912 854
Birmingham median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £28,000 £22,050 £26,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £58,750
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 22 October 2017.

Salary histogram for SQL Server in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

1 274 (53.00%) .NET
2 273 (52.80%) SQL
3 253 (48.94%) C#
4 232 (44.87%) Microsoft
5 191 (36.94%) Agile Software Development
6 190 (36.75%) HTML
7 189 (36.56%) JavaScript
8 170 (32.88%) CSS
9 142 (27.47%) ASP.NET
10 137 (26.50%) MVC
11 132 (25.53%) Microsoft Azure
12 108 (20.89%) Windows
13 94 (18.18%) T-SQL
14 89 (17.21%) TDD
15 86 (16.63%) jQuery
15 86 (16.63%) Finance
16 84 (16.25%) Business Intelligence
17 83 (16.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 77 (14.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 77 (14.89%) SQL Server 2008
19 75 (14.51%) Windows Server
20 73 (14.12%) Oracle
21 71 (13.73%) AngularJS
22 70 (13.54%) Scrum
23 67 (12.96%) XML
24 64 (12.38%) Web Development
24 64 (12.38%) ASP.NET MVC
25 62 (11.99%) Java
26 59 (11.41%) Project Management
27 58 (11.22%) 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 (6.58%) IIS
2 33 (6.38%) SharePoint
3 17 (3.29%) MS Exchange
4 15 (2.90%) CMS
5 14 (2.71%) Tomcat
6 10 (1.93%) BizTalk Server
7 9 (1.74%) SAS
8 8 (1.55%) Apache
9 7 (1.35%) JBoss
9 7 (1.35%) SharePoint 2013
10 5 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2007
10 5 (0.97%) Oracle Workflow
11 4 (0.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 4 (0.77%) SharePoint Server
11 4 (0.77%) Umbraco
12 3 (0.58%) WebLogic
13 2 (0.39%) OpenEdge
13 2 (0.39%) Oracle Application Server
13 2 (0.39%) WordPress
14 1 (0.19%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 32 (6.19%) Microsoft Excel
2 30 (5.80%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (1.74%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 6 (1.16%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.97%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.97%) Oracle BPM
4 4 (0.77%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 3 (0.58%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 132 (25.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 27 (5.22%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (3.09%) SaaS
4 14 (2.71%) Office 365
5 11 (2.13%) GitHub
6 9 (1.74%) PaaS
7 7 (1.35%) IaaS
8 6 (1.16%) Azure Active Directory
8 6 (1.16%) Azure Data Factory
9 5 (0.97%) Amazon EC2
10 4 (0.77%) Dynamics 365
10 4 (0.77%) Google Analytics
11 3 (0.58%) Force.com
12 1 (0.19%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
12 1 (0.19%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 21 (4.06%) SAN
2 20 (3.87%) LAN
3 18 (3.48%) Firewall
4 17 (3.29%) NetScaler
4 17 (3.29%) WAN
5 16 (3.09%) Internet
6 12 (2.32%) Extranet
6 12 (2.32%) VPN
7 11 (2.13%) TCP/IP
8 10 (1.93%) DHCP
9 7 (1.35%) DNS
9 7 (1.35%) Wi-Fi
10 6 (1.16%) Broadband
10 6 (1.16%) IPsec
10 6 (1.16%) SSL
10 6 (1.16%) VoIP
11 5 (0.97%) HTTP
11 5 (0.97%) VLAN
12 4 (0.77%) CTI
13 2 (0.39%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (16.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 77 (14.89%) SQL Server 2008
2 77 (14.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 55 (10.64%) SQL Server 2012
4 46 (8.90%) MySQL
5 45 (8.70%) SQL Server 2016
6 39 (7.54%) SQL Server 2014
7 38 (7.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 36 (6.96%) Data Warehouse
8 36 (6.96%) Relational Database
9 31 (6.00%) Power BI
10 28 (5.42%) NoSQL
11 21 (4.06%) QlikView
12 15 (2.90%) SQL Server 2005
13 14 (2.71%) MongoDB
14 9 (1.74%) RDBMS
15 8 (1.55%) Big Data
15 8 (1.55%) DB2
15 8 (1.55%) DTS
15 8 (1.55%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 43 (8.32%) Team Foundation Server
2 32 (6.19%) Visual Studio
3 24 (4.64%) NuGet
3 24 (4.64%) Octopus Deploy
3 24 (4.64%) TeamCity
4 22 (4.26%) Git (software)
5 20 (3.87%) JUnit
6 19 (3.68%) TestNG
7 16 (3.09%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 11 (2.13%) Jenkins
9 9 (1.74%) NUnit
10 8 (1.55%) Maven
11 7 (1.35%) Bitbucket
11 7 (1.35%) JIRA
11 7 (1.35%) Subversion
12 6 (1.16%) Moq
12 6 (1.16%) MSTest
12 6 (1.16%) Rhino Mocks
13 4 (0.77%) git-flow
13 4 (0.77%) Oracle APEX
General
1 86 (16.63%) Finance
2 41 (7.93%) Retail
3 27 (5.22%) Legal
4 25 (4.84%) Automotive
5 24 (4.64%) Advertising
6 23 (4.45%) Marketing
7 12 (2.32%) Law
8 11 (2.13%) Banking
9 8 (1.55%) Games
9 8 (1.55%) Telecoms
10 6 (1.16%) Financial Institution
11 5 (0.97%) Publishing
12 3 (0.58%) Back Office
13 1 (0.19%) Local Government
13 1 (0.19%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 302 (58.41%) Developer
2 125 (24.18%) .NET Developer
3 79 (15.28%) C# Developer
4 62 (11.99%) Software Developer
5 59 (11.41%) C# .NET Developer
6 58 (11.22%) Senior Developer
7 47 (9.09%) SQL Developer
8 44 (8.51%) Analyst
8 44 (8.51%) ASP.NET Developer
9 41 (7.93%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 41 (7.93%) DBA
10 38 (7.35%) C# Software Developer
11 34 (6.58%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 34 (6.58%) Web Developer
12 33 (6.38%) SQL DBA
13 32 (6.19%) .NET Software Developer
14 29 (5.61%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 25 (4.84%) Architect
15 25 (4.84%) DevOps Engineer
16 22 (4.26%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 274 (53.00%) .NET
2 190 (36.75%) HTML
3 170 (32.88%) CSS
4 142 (27.47%) ASP.NET
5 86 (16.63%) jQuery
6 71 (13.73%) AngularJS
7 67 (12.96%) XML
8 64 (12.38%) ASP.NET MVC
9 52 (10.06%) ASP.NET Web API
10 47 (9.09%) Web Services
11 43 (8.32%) .NET Framework
12 36 (6.96%) Entity Framework
13 34 (6.58%) HTML5
14 32 (6.19%) RESTful
15 31 (6.00%) LINQ
15 31 (6.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 30 (5.80%) Node.js
17 27 (5.22%) WCF
18 26 (5.03%) ASP.NET Web Forms
18 26 (5.03%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 49 (9.48%) Greenfield Project
2 46 (8.90%) Analytical Skills
3 43 (8.32%) Computer Science
4 21 (4.06%) Mobile App
5 18 (3.48%) Robotics
6 15 (2.90%) Data Centre
7 14 (2.71%) User Experience
8 12 (2.32%) Clustering
8 12 (2.32%) Virtual Team
9 10 (1.93%) Replication
10 9 (1.74%) Algorithms
10 9 (1.74%) Management Information System
11 7 (1.35%) Fintech
11 7 (1.35%) Handset
12 5 (0.97%) CMDB
13 4 (0.77%) BBC
14 3 (0.58%) Data Structures
14 3 (0.58%) Enterprise Software
14 3 (0.58%) Online Games
14 3 (0.58%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 108 (20.89%) Windows
2 75 (14.51%) Windows Server
3 35 (6.77%) Linux
4 27 (5.22%) Windows Server 2008
5 22 (4.26%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (2.71%) Windows 7
7 13 (2.51%) Android
7 13 (2.51%) Apple iOS
8 8 (1.55%) CentOS
9 7 (1.35%) Unix
10 6 (1.16%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (0.77%) Windows 10
12 2 (0.39%) AIX
12 2 (0.39%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.19%) Debian
13 1 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.19%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 191 (36.94%) Agile Software Development
2 137 (26.50%) MVC
3 89 (17.21%) TDD
4 84 (16.25%) Business Intelligence
5 70 (13.54%) Scrum
6 64 (12.38%) Web Development
7 59 (11.41%) Project Management
8 54 (10.44%) BDD
8 54 (10.44%) SDLC
9 48 (9.28%) ITIL
10 47 (9.09%) Mentoring
11 41 (7.93%) Test Automation
12 40 (7.74%) PRINCE2
13 39 (7.54%) OO
14 38 (7.35%) Continuous Integration
15 35 (6.77%) ETL
16 34 (6.58%) Continuous Delivery
17 33 (6.38%) DevOps
18 29 (5.61%) Software Engineering
19 28 (5.42%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 273 (52.80%) SQL
2 253 (48.94%) C#
3 189 (36.56%) JavaScript
4 94 (18.18%) T-SQL
5 62 (11.99%) Java
6 56 (10.83%) VB.NET
7 48 (9.28%) PowerShell
8 25 (4.84%) PHP
9 20 (3.87%) XPath
10 14 (2.71%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 14 (2.71%) Ruby
11 13 (2.51%) VB
12 10 (1.93%) PL/SQL
12 10 (1.93%) VBA
13 8 (1.55%) Bash Shell
13 8 (1.55%) Shell Script
14 6 (1.16%) C++
15 5 (0.97%) C
15 5 (0.97%) X++
15 5 (0.97%) XAML
Qualifications
1 58 (11.22%) Degree
2 39 (7.54%) Computer Science Degree
3 35 (6.77%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (2.32%) HND
5 11 (2.13%) GNVQ
5 11 (2.13%) MCSE
6 10 (1.93%) CCNA
6 10 (1.93%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (1.93%) MCSA
7 6 (1.16%) ISEB
8 5 (0.97%) PMI Certification
8 5 (0.97%) PMP
9 4 (0.77%) MCSD
10 3 (0.58%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.19%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.19%) MCITP
11 1 (0.19%) MCTS
11 1 (0.19%) SC Cleared
11 1 (0.19%) Security Cleared
11 1 (0.19%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (3.68%) QA
2 15 (2.90%) SLA
3 11 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (1.16%) COBIT
5 4 (0.77%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.19%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.19%) PMO
System Software
1 32 (6.19%) Active Directory
2 21 (4.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (3.09%) VMware ESXi
4 15 (2.90%) vSphere
5 8 (1.55%) Hyper-V
6 7 (1.35%) Docker
7 6 (1.16%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (0.77%) Oracle RAC
9 3 (0.58%) XenApp
10 1 (0.19%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 1 (0.19%) HDFS
10 1 (0.19%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 21 (4.06%) Puppet
2 18 (3.48%) Ansible
3 7 (1.35%) vCenter Server
4 6 (1.16%) SCVMM
5 5 (0.97%) NetBackup
5 5 (0.97%) SCCM
5 5 (0.97%) SCOM
6 4 (0.77%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (0.77%) Oracle RMAN
7 3 (0.58%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 2 (0.39%) Data Guard
8 2 (0.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.19%) Hadoop YARN
9 1 (0.19%) Netcool
9 1 (0.19%) Netcool/OMNIbus
Vendors
1 232 (44.87%) Microsoft
2 73 (14.12%) Oracle
3 32 (6.19%) VMware
4 29 (5.61%) Tableau
5 24 (4.64%) Cisco
6 18 (3.48%) Cognos
7 14 (2.71%) Juniper
8 13 (2.51%) Citrix
9 11 (2.13%) Xamarin
10 9 (1.74%) HP
11 8 (1.55%) EMC
11 8 (1.55%) IBM
11 8 (1.55%) iManage
11 8 (1.55%) NetApp
11 8 (1.55%) Red Hat
12 7 (1.35%) Veeam
13 6 (1.16%) Google
13 6 (1.16%) Informatica
13 6 (1.16%) Salesforce.com
14 5 (0.97%) Symantec