Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 2017 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 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 13 12 9
Rank change year-on-year -1 -3 0
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 471 575 536
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 12.37% 12.36% 14.25%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 48.31% 54.50% 56.30%
Number of salaries quoted 428 481 523
Birmingham median annual salary £42,500 £39,323 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.08% +4.86% -
10th Percentile £27,938 £25,000 £25,750
90th Percentile £58,750 £58,750 £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 975 1055 952
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 25.60% 22.68% 25.31%
Number of salaries quoted 863 900 823
Birmingham median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% +2.56% +1.30%
10th Percentile £27,500 £23,700 £25,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £63,750 £57,500
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £39,323 £37,500
% change year-on-year +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 2017.

Salary histogram for SQL Server in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 12 December 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.

1 233 (49.47%) SQL
2 223 (47.35%) Microsoft
3 212 (45.01%) .NET
4 190 (40.34%) C#
5 150 (31.85%) HTML
6 148 (31.42%) JavaScript
7 147 (31.21%) Agile Software Development
8 138 (29.30%) CSS
9 113 (23.99%) ASP.NET
10 112 (23.78%) Microsoft Azure
11 101 (21.44%) Windows
12 97 (20.59%) MVC
13 91 (19.32%) Business Intelligence
14 85 (18.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 85 (18.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 83 (17.62%) Finance
16 75 (15.92%) Windows Server
17 74 (15.71%) jQuery
18 72 (15.29%) Oracle
19 69 (14.65%) T-SQL
20 61 (12.95%) SQL Server 2008
20 61 (12.95%) AngularJS
21 56 (11.89%) TDD
21 56 (11.89%) Project Management
22 52 (11.04%) VB.NET
22 52 (11.04%) XML
22 52 (11.04%) ITIL
22 52 (11.04%) PowerShell
22 52 (11.04%) Web Development
23 50 (10.62%) 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 35 (7.43%) SharePoint
2 24 (5.10%) IIS
3 21 (4.46%) MS Exchange
4 13 (2.76%) CMS
4 13 (2.76%) Tomcat
5 12 (2.55%) BizTalk Server
6 10 (2.12%) Apache
7 8 (1.70%) SAS
8 7 (1.49%) JBoss
8 7 (1.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 6 (1.27%) SharePoint 2013
10 4 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2007
10 4 (0.85%) SharePoint Server
10 4 (0.85%) Umbraco
11 3 (0.64%) OpenEdge
11 3 (0.64%) WebLogic
12 2 (0.42%) Confluence
12 2 (0.42%) Oracle Application Server
12 2 (0.42%) WordPress
13 1 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 28 (5.94%) Microsoft Excel
2 20 (4.25%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (1.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.42%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.42%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (1.91%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (1.06%) Dynamics NAV
2 5 (1.06%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 4 (0.85%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 3 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 112 (23.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 29 (6.16%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (3.82%) Office 365
4 14 (2.97%) SaaS
5 8 (1.70%) GitHub
6 5 (1.06%) Azure Data Factory
6 5 (1.06%) PaaS
7 4 (0.85%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (0.64%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (0.64%) Dynamics 365
8 3 (0.64%) Force.com
8 3 (0.64%) IaaS
9 2 (0.42%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.21%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
10 1 (0.21%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 27 (5.73%) SAN
2 24 (5.10%) Firewall
3 21 (4.46%) LAN
4 19 (4.03%) NetScaler
5 18 (3.82%) WAN
6 13 (2.76%) Extranet
7 9 (1.91%) Internet
7 9 (1.91%) IPsec
7 9 (1.91%) SSL
7 9 (1.91%) VoIP
8 8 (1.70%) DNS
8 8 (1.70%) TCP/IP
8 8 (1.70%) VPN
9 6 (1.27%) DHCP
10 5 (1.06%) CTI
10 5 (1.06%) VLAN
11 3 (0.64%) Wi-Fi
12 2 (0.42%) Fibre Channel
13 1 (0.21%) Remote Desktop
13 1 (0.21%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (18.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 85 (18.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 61 (12.95%) SQL Server 2008
3 50 (10.62%) Data Warehouse
4 46 (9.77%) SQL Server 2012
5 41 (8.70%) MySQL
6 36 (7.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 31 (6.58%) Relational Database
8 29 (6.16%) SQL Server 2016
9 27 (5.73%) SQL Server 2014
10 24 (5.10%) NoSQL
11 21 (4.46%) Power BI
12 17 (3.61%) BusinessObjects
13 15 (3.18%) Oracle Database
14 13 (2.76%) Azure SQL Database
14 13 (2.76%) MongoDB
15 12 (2.55%) QlikView
16 11 (2.34%) DTS
17 10 (2.12%) Oracle Database 12c
18 9 (1.91%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 34 (7.22%) Team Foundation Server
2 33 (7.01%) Visual Studio
3 28 (5.94%) TeamCity
4 26 (5.52%) NuGet
4 26 (5.52%) Octopus Deploy
5 17 (3.61%) Git (software)
6 12 (2.55%) JUnit
6 12 (2.55%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 12 (2.55%) TestNG
7 8 (1.70%) JIRA
8 7 (1.49%) Bitbucket
8 7 (1.49%) Jenkins
8 7 (1.49%) Maven
8 7 (1.49%) Subversion
9 5 (1.06%) git-flow
10 4 (0.85%) Oracle APEX
11 3 (0.64%) Selenium
12 2 (0.42%) Eclipse
12 2 (0.42%) JMeter
12 2 (0.42%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 83 (17.62%) Finance
2 26 (5.52%) Retail
3 17 (3.61%) Advertising
3 17 (3.61%) Automotive
4 15 (3.18%) Marketing
5 14 (2.97%) Banking
6 6 (1.27%) Financial Institution
6 6 (1.27%) Law
7 5 (1.06%) Legal
7 5 (1.06%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.85%) Games
9 3 (0.64%) Back Office
9 3 (0.64%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.42%) Publishing
11 1 (0.21%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.21%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 250 (53.08%) Developer
2 94 (19.96%) .NET Developer
3 67 (14.23%) C# Developer
4 54 (11.46%) Analyst
5 48 (10.19%) C# .NET Developer
5 48 (10.19%) Senior Developer
6 46 (9.77%) Software Developer
6 46 (9.77%) SQL Developer
7 37 (7.86%) ASP.NET Developer
8 35 (7.43%) DBA
9 33 (7.01%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 33 (7.01%) C# Software Developer
10 29 (6.16%) Consultant
10 29 (6.16%) DevOps Engineer
11 28 (5.94%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 27 (5.73%) SQL DBA
12 27 (5.73%) Web Developer
13 24 (5.10%) .NET Software Developer
14 22 (4.67%) Architect
14 22 (4.67%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 212 (45.01%) .NET
2 150 (31.85%) HTML
3 138 (29.30%) CSS
4 113 (23.99%) ASP.NET
5 74 (15.71%) jQuery
6 61 (12.95%) AngularJS
7 52 (11.04%) XML
8 46 (9.77%) Web Services
9 39 (8.28%) ASP.NET MVC
10 33 (7.01%) HTML5
11 31 (6.58%) ASP.NET Web API
12 27 (5.73%) JSON
13 26 (5.52%) LINQ
13 26 (5.52%) RESTful
14 25 (5.31%) CSS3
15 24 (5.10%) SOAP
16 23 (4.88%) .NET Framework
16 23 (4.88%) Node.js
17 20 (4.25%) .NET Core
18 19 (4.03%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 44 (9.34%) Analytical Skills
2 36 (7.64%) Computer Science
2 36 (7.64%) Greenfield Project
3 20 (4.25%) Robotics
4 13 (2.76%) Clustering
4 13 (2.76%) Virtual Team
5 11 (2.34%) Fintech
5 11 (2.34%) Mobile App
6 10 (2.12%) Management Information System
7 9 (1.91%) User Experience
8 8 (1.70%) Data Centre
9 7 (1.49%) Handset
10 5 (1.06%) Algorithms
10 5 (1.06%) Client/Server
10 5 (1.06%) Data Structures
11 4 (0.85%) Replication
12 3 (0.64%) BBC
12 3 (0.64%) Enterprise Software
12 3 (0.64%) Online Games
12 3 (0.64%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 101 (21.44%) Windows
2 75 (15.92%) Windows Server
3 37 (7.86%) Linux
4 20 (4.25%) Windows Server 2008
5 19 (4.03%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (2.12%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (1.91%) Windows 7
8 8 (1.70%) CentOS
9 7 (1.49%) Android
9 7 (1.49%) Apple iOS
9 7 (1.49%) Unix
10 4 (0.85%) Windows 10
11 3 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.42%) AIX
13 1 (0.21%) Debian
13 1 (0.21%) HPUX
13 1 (0.21%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 147 (31.21%) Agile Software Development
2 97 (20.59%) MVC
3 91 (19.32%) Business Intelligence
4 56 (11.89%) Project Management
4 56 (11.89%) TDD
5 52 (11.04%) ITIL
5 52 (11.04%) Web Development
6 50 (10.62%) Scrum
6 50 (10.62%) SDLC
7 39 (8.28%) DevOps
8 38 (8.07%) Test Automation
9 37 (7.86%) Continuous Delivery
10 36 (7.64%) ETL
11 34 (7.22%) PRINCE2
12 32 (6.79%) BDD
13 31 (6.58%) Mentoring
14 27 (5.73%) Business Continuity
14 27 (5.73%) Continuous Integration
14 27 (5.73%) CRM
14 27 (5.73%) Target Operating Model
Programming Languages
1 233 (49.47%) SQL
2 190 (40.34%) C#
3 148 (31.42%) JavaScript
4 69 (14.65%) T-SQL
5 52 (11.04%) PowerShell
5 52 (11.04%) VB.NET
6 48 (10.19%) Java
7 25 (5.31%) PHP
8 15 (3.18%) PL/SQL
9 13 (2.76%) VB
9 13 (2.76%) XPath
10 12 (2.55%) VBA
11 10 (2.12%) C++
12 8 (1.70%) Bash Shell
12 8 (1.70%) Shell Script
13 7 (1.49%) Ruby
14 6 (1.27%) X++
15 5 (1.06%) C
15 5 (1.06%) F#
15 5 (1.06%) XAML
Qualifications
1 50 (10.62%) Degree
2 30 (6.37%) Computer Science Degree
3 29 (6.16%) Microsoft Certification
4 13 (2.76%) CCNA
4 13 (2.76%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (2.12%) MCSE
6 7 (1.49%) HND
6 7 (1.49%) MCSA
7 6 (1.27%) GNVQ
8 5 (1.06%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.42%) ISEB
9 2 (0.42%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.42%) MCSD
9 2 (0.42%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.42%) PMP
10 1 (0.21%) HNC
10 1 (0.21%) OCP
10 1 (0.21%) Oracle Certification
10 1 (0.21%) SC Cleared
10 1 (0.21%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.18%) QA
2 13 (2.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (2.12%) Data Quality
3 10 (2.12%) SLA
4 9 (1.91%) COBIT
5 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.21%) PMO
System Software
1 32 (6.79%) Active Directory
2 25 (5.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (3.82%) VMware ESXi
4 15 (3.18%) vSphere
5 12 (2.55%) Hyper-V
6 8 (1.70%) Docker
7 4 (0.85%) Oracle RAC
8 3 (0.64%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.42%) XenApp
10 1 (0.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 1 (0.21%) HDFS
10 1 (0.21%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 25 (5.31%) Puppet
2 23 (4.88%) Ansible
3 7 (1.49%) vCenter Server
4 6 (1.27%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (0.85%) NetBackup
5 4 (0.85%) Oracle RMAN
5 4 (0.85%) SCCM
6 3 (0.64%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 3 (0.64%) Packer
6 3 (0.64%) SCVMM
6 3 (0.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (0.42%) Data Guard
8 1 (0.21%) Hadoop YARN
8 1 (0.21%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.21%) Netcool
8 1 (0.21%) Netcool/OMNIbus
8 1 (0.21%) SCOM
Vendors
1 223 (47.35%) Microsoft
2 72 (15.29%) Oracle
3 40 (8.49%) VMware
4 21 (4.46%) Cisco
5 16 (3.40%) Cognos
6 15 (3.18%) Tableau
7 13 (2.76%) Informatica
8 12 (2.55%) Citrix
9 11 (2.34%) Juniper
9 11 (2.34%) Xamarin
10 10 (2.12%) Red Hat
11 9 (1.91%) Salesforce.com
12 8 (1.70%) SAP
13 7 (1.49%) IBM
13 7 (1.49%) ServiceNow
14 6 (1.27%) HP
14 6 (1.27%) NetApp
14 6 (1.27%) Siebel
14 6 (1.27%) Veeam
15 5 (1.06%) DevExpress