Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 18 13 12
Rank change year-on-year -5 -1 -3
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 351 471 575
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 9.98% 12.37% 12.36%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 41.29% 48.31% 54.50%
Number of salaries quoted 283 428 481
Birmingham median annual salary £42,000 £42,500 £39,323
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.18% +8.08% +4.86%
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,938 £25,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £58,750 £58,750
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 850 975 1,055
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 24.17% 25.60% 22.68%
Number of salaries quoted 651 863 900
Birmingham median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +12.50% +2.56%
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,500 £23,700
90th Percentile £68,750 £70,000 £63,750
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,323
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.72% +4.86%

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 12 December 2018.

Salary histogram for SQL Server in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 12 December 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.

1 158 (45.01%) Microsoft
2 152 (43.30%) SQL
3 130 (37.04%) C#
4 120 (34.19%) .NET
5 104 (29.63%) Windows
6 99 (28.21%) Microsoft Azure
7 94 (26.78%) JavaScript
8 87 (24.79%) HTML
8 87 (24.79%) Agile Software Development
9 83 (23.65%) CSS
10 76 (21.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 64 (18.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 62 (17.66%) Finance
13 61 (17.38%) Business Intelligence
14 58 (16.52%) Windows Server
15 51 (14.53%) Active Directory
16 50 (14.25%) T-SQL
17 47 (13.39%) MVC
17 47 (13.39%) NoSQL
18 45 (12.82%) ASP.NET
18 45 (12.82%) Oracle
18 45 (12.82%) GDPR
19 44 (12.54%) Project Management
20 43 (12.25%) VMware
20 43 (12.25%) Office 365
21 42 (11.97%) Data Warehouse
22 41 (11.68%) Problem-Solving
23 40 (11.40%) VMware Infrastructure
24 39 (11.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
24 39 (11.11%) Citrix

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 21 (5.98%) SharePoint
2 16 (4.56%) Elasticsearch
3 15 (4.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 9 (2.56%) CMS
4 9 (2.56%) WebLogic
5 8 (2.28%) JBoss
6 7 (1.99%) Umbraco
7 4 (1.14%) IIS
7 4 (1.14%) MS Exchange
7 4 (1.14%) SharePoint 2010
7 4 (1.14%) SharePoint Server
7 4 (1.14%) Tomcat
7 4 (1.14%) WebSphere
8 3 (0.85%) Confluence
8 3 (0.85%) SAS
8 3 (0.85%) Skype for Business
8 3 (0.85%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (0.57%) DNN
9 2 (0.57%) Moodle
9 2 (0.57%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 22 (6.27%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (3.42%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (1.42%) Maya
4 4 (1.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.28%) ArchiCAD
5 1 (0.28%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.28%) MicroStation
5 1 (0.28%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.28%) Revit
Business Applications
1 11 (3.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.71%) Dynamics NAV
3 4 (1.14%) Oracle BPM
4 3 (0.85%) Carpe Diem
4 3 (0.85%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.85%) Elite 3E
5 1 (0.28%) JDE OneWorld
5 1 (0.28%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 99 (28.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 43 (12.25%) Office 365
3 37 (10.54%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (3.13%) IaaS
4 11 (3.13%) npm
5 9 (2.56%) PaaS
6 8 (2.28%) SaaS
7 7 (1.99%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.85%) OneDrive
8 3 (0.85%) Slack
8 3 (0.85%) Trello
9 2 (0.57%) Azure Data Factory
9 2 (0.57%) Dynamics 365
9 2 (0.57%) GitHub
9 2 (0.57%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 25 (7.12%) Network Security
2 10 (2.85%) SAN
2 10 (2.85%) SSL
3 9 (2.56%) LAN
3 9 (2.56%) TCP/IP
3 9 (2.56%) WAN
4 7 (1.99%) Firewall
5 6 (1.71%) Extranet
6 5 (1.42%) DNS
7 4 (1.14%) Cisco IOS
7 4 (1.14%) Intranet
8 3 (0.85%) FTP
8 3 (0.85%) Skype
9 2 (0.57%) Internet
9 2 (0.57%) IPsec
9 2 (0.57%) VoIP
10 1 (0.28%) DHCP
10 1 (0.28%) NetScaler
10 1 (0.28%) OpenVPN
10 1 (0.28%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (21.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 64 (18.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 47 (13.39%) NoSQL
4 42 (11.97%) Data Warehouse
5 39 (11.11%) Power BI
5 39 (11.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 29 (8.26%) SQL Server 2012
7 26 (7.41%) Relational Database
8 19 (5.41%) MongoDB
9 18 (5.13%) DB2
10 17 (4.84%) SQL Server 2016
11 16 (4.56%) MySQL
11 16 (4.56%) SQL Server 2014
12 15 (4.27%) Oracle Database
13 13 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
14 12 (3.42%) RDBMS
15 10 (2.85%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 8 (2.28%) Azure SQL Database
16 8 (2.28%) SQL Server 2005
17 7 (1.99%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 33 (9.40%) Git (software)
2 31 (8.83%) Visual Studio
3 26 (7.41%) Team Foundation Server
4 16 (4.56%) Visual Studio Team System
5 13 (3.70%) JIRA
6 10 (2.85%) Bower
6 10 (2.85%) PHPUnit
7 8 (2.28%) Selenium
7 8 (2.28%) TeamCity
8 7 (1.99%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 6 (1.71%) Bitbucket
9 6 (1.71%) Jasmine
9 6 (1.71%) Jenkins
9 6 (1.71%) Octopus Deploy
10 4 (1.14%) JMeter
10 4 (1.14%) Mocha
11 3 (0.85%) Gatling
11 3 (0.85%) Maven
11 3 (0.85%) Subversion
12 2 (0.57%) Toad
General
1 62 (17.66%) Finance
2 15 (4.27%) Retail
3 9 (2.56%) Automotive
3 9 (2.56%) Banking
4 8 (2.28%) Investment Banking
5 5 (1.42%) Marketing
6 4 (1.14%) Advertising
6 4 (1.14%) Financial Institution
6 4 (1.14%) Games
6 4 (1.14%) Legal
6 4 (1.14%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.57%) Digital Economy
8 1 (0.28%) Back Office
8 1 (0.28%) French Language
8 1 (0.28%) Law
8 1 (0.28%) Publishing
8 1 (0.28%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 160 (45.58%) Developer
2 56 (15.95%) Architect
3 50 (14.25%) C# Developer
4 48 (13.68%) .NET Developer
5 40 (11.40%) Technical Architect
6 38 (10.83%) Software Developer
7 34 (9.69%) Analyst
8 29 (8.26%) DBA
9 27 (7.69%) C# .NET Developer
10 25 (7.12%) Senior Developer
11 23 (6.55%) SQL DBA
12 21 (5.98%) Consultant
13 19 (5.41%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 17 (4.84%) C# Software Developer
15 16 (4.56%) Junior
16 15 (4.27%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
16 15 (4.27%) SQL Developer
16 15 (4.27%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
17 14 (3.99%) Full Stack Developer
17 14 (3.99%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 120 (34.19%) .NET
2 87 (24.79%) HTML
3 83 (23.65%) CSS
4 45 (12.82%) ASP.NET
5 36 (10.26%) Web Services
6 34 (9.69%) HTML5
7 33 (9.40%) AngularJS
8 27 (7.69%) jQuery
9 26 (7.41%) CSS3
10 24 (6.84%) XML
11 22 (6.27%) .NET Framework
12 21 (5.98%) REST
13 20 (5.70%) ASP.NET Web API
14 19 (5.41%) JSON
15 18 (5.13%) ASP.NET MVC
16 15 (4.27%) Middleware
16 15 (4.27%) RabbitMQ
16 15 (4.27%) SOAP
17 14 (3.99%) Entity Framework
17 14 (3.99%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 28 (7.98%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (4.56%) Data Centre
3 12 (3.42%) Self-Motivation
4 11 (3.13%) Greenfield Project
5 8 (2.28%) Management Information System
5 8 (2.28%) User Experience
6 7 (1.99%) Clustering
6 7 (1.99%) Fintech
6 7 (1.99%) Mobile App
6 7 (1.99%) NHS
7 4 (1.14%) AS400
7 4 (1.14%) Driving Licence
7 4 (1.14%) Replication
8 3 (0.85%) Data Structures
8 3 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (0.85%) Mainframe
8 3 (0.85%) Public Cloud
9 2 (0.57%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.57%) Taxonomies
9 2 (0.57%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 104 (29.63%) Windows
2 58 (16.52%) Windows Server
3 37 (10.54%) Linux
4 33 (9.40%) Windows Server 2008
4 33 (9.40%) Windows Server 2012
5 24 (6.84%) Windows 8
6 21 (5.98%) Windows 7
7 14 (3.99%) Windows 10
8 13 (3.70%) Unix
9 11 (3.13%) CentOS
10 4 (1.14%) Mac OS
10 4 (1.14%) SUSE
10 4 (1.14%) Ubuntu
11 3 (0.85%) Android
11 3 (0.85%) Apple iOS
11 3 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.57%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.28%) AIX
13 1 (0.28%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (24.79%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (17.38%) Business Intelligence
3 47 (13.39%) MVC
4 44 (12.54%) Project Management
5 41 (11.68%) Problem-Solving
6 38 (10.83%) Data Protection
6 38 (10.83%) Presales
7 37 (10.54%) TDD
8 36 (10.26%) ETL
9 32 (9.12%) Scrum
10 29 (8.26%) Workflow
11 28 (7.98%) SDLC
12 26 (7.41%) Analytics
13 25 (7.12%) Enterprise Architecture
14 24 (6.84%) Customer Requirements
14 24 (6.84%) ITIL
15 23 (6.55%) Web Development
16 21 (5.98%) Server Virtualisation
16 21 (5.98%) Software Engineering
16 21 (5.98%) Vendor Relationship Management
Programming Languages
1 152 (43.30%) SQL
2 130 (37.04%) C#
3 94 (26.78%) JavaScript
4 50 (14.25%) T-SQL
5 25 (7.12%) Java
6 24 (6.84%) VB.NET
7 16 (4.56%) PHP
7 16 (4.56%) Python
8 13 (3.70%) PowerShell
8 13 (3.70%) VB
9 12 (3.42%) VBA
10 9 (2.56%) PL/SQL
11 4 (1.14%) R
11 4 (1.14%) Scala
12 3 (0.85%) Groovy
12 3 (0.85%) Ruby
12 3 (0.85%) VB6
13 2 (0.57%) C
14 1 (0.28%) C++
14 1 (0.28%) Korn
Qualifications
1 35 (9.97%) Microsoft Certification
2 28 (7.98%) Degree
3 24 (6.84%) Security Cleared
4 22 (6.27%) MCSE
5 21 (5.98%) MCP
6 7 (1.99%) HND
7 3 (0.85%) AAT
7 3 (0.85%) ACCA
7 3 (0.85%) CIMA
7 3 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.57%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.57%) HNC
8 2 (0.57%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.28%) CCNA
9 1 (0.28%) CCNP
9 1 (0.28%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.28%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (0.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (12.82%) GDPR
2 11 (3.13%) SLA
3 5 (1.42%) Data Quality
3 5 (1.42%) QA
4 4 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.57%) COBIT
5 2 (0.57%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.28%) PMO
System Software
1 51 (14.53%) Active Directory
2 40 (11.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (5.70%) Hyper-V
4 6 (1.71%) Docker
5 5 (1.42%) vSphere
6 4 (1.14%) Oracle RAC
6 4 (1.14%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.57%) XenApp
8 1 (0.28%) HDFS
8 1 (0.28%) Squid
8 1 (0.28%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 22 (6.27%) SCCM
2 14 (3.99%) SCOM
3 7 (1.99%) WSUS
4 5 (1.42%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 3 (0.85%) Failover Clustering
6 2 (0.57%) Ansible
6 2 (0.57%) Grafana
6 2 (0.57%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (0.57%) Prometheus
7 1 (0.28%) Ambari
7 1 (0.28%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.28%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.28%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
7 1 (0.28%) HP Data Protector
7 1 (0.28%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.28%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.28%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.28%) Puppet
7 1 (0.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.28%) Terraform
Vendors
1 158 (45.01%) Microsoft
2 45 (12.82%) Oracle
3 43 (12.25%) VMware
4 39 (11.11%) Citrix
5 21 (5.98%) Cisco
6 18 (5.13%) HP
6 18 (5.13%) Tableau
7 15 (4.27%) NetApp
7 15 (4.27%) UiPath
8 14 (3.99%) 3PAR
9 10 (2.85%) Informatica
10 6 (1.71%) IBM
10 6 (1.71%) Sencha
11 5 (1.42%) Blue Prism
11 5 (1.42%) DevExpress
11 5 (1.42%) Sybase
11 5 (1.42%) Xamarin
12 4 (1.14%) Adobe
12 4 (1.14%) NEC
12 4 (1.14%) SolarWinds