Period
to 26 January 2021

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 26 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
26 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 21 15 24
Rank change year-on-year -6 +9 -11
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 130 237 315
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Birmingham 9.19% 9.33% 9.58%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 34.95% 37.32% 43.03%
Number of salaries quoted 135 242 256
Median annual salary £55,000 £44,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.00% +3.53% -5.56%
10th Percentile £36,250 £31,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £71,125 £65,000
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £44,750 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.03% +11.88% -

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 372 635 732
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 26.31% 25.00% 22.26%
Number of salaries quoted 309 566 532
Median annual salary £55,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +22.22% - -
10th Percentile £36,250 £28,750 £27,550
90th Percentile £77,500 £73,750 £71,250
West Midlands median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing SQL Server as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server in Birmingham

SQL Server
Salary Trend in Birmingham

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing SQL Server in Birmingham.

Salary trend for SQL Server in Birmingham

SQL Server
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Salary distribution for jobs citing SQL Server in Birmingham over the 6 months to 26 January 2021.

Salary histogram for SQL Server in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 26 January 2021, 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 81 (62.31%) SQL
2 80 (61.54%) Azure
3 69 (53.08%) Agile Software Development
4 68 (52.31%) .NET
5 64 (49.23%) Microsoft
6 58 (44.62%) JavaScript
7 54 (41.54%) C#
8 50 (38.46%) CSS
9 49 (37.69%) MVC
10 46 (35.38%) DevOps
11 40 (30.77%) HTML
12 38 (29.23%) AngularJS
13 37 (28.46%) REST
14 36 (27.69%) React
15 35 (26.92%) Microservices
16 34 (26.15%) T-SQL
16 34 (26.15%) .NET Framework
17 33 (25.38%) Windows
18 31 (23.85%) jQuery
19 28 (21.54%) ASP.NET
20 26 (20.00%) Java
20 26 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
20 26 (20.00%) Entity Framework
20 26 (20.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
21 25 (19.23%) GitHub
21 25 (19.23%) TDD
22 24 (18.46%) Jenkins
22 24 (18.46%) ASP.NET Web API
23 23 (17.69%) Docker
23 23 (17.69%) Terraform

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 17 (13.08%) IIS
2 8 (6.15%) Confluence
3 7 (5.38%) GlassFish
3 7 (5.38%) JBoss
3 7 (5.38%) WebSphere
4 5 (3.85%) SharePoint
5 4 (3.08%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (1.54%) Apache
6 2 (1.54%) Apache Spark
6 2 (1.54%) Apache Synapse
6 2 (1.54%) CMS
6 2 (1.54%) MS Exchange
6 2 (1.54%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 9 (6.92%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (5.38%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (1.54%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (5.38%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
1 7 (5.38%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (2.31%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.54%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (1.54%) Sage 50
4 1 (0.77%) JDE EnterpriseOne
4 1 (0.77%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 80 (61.54%) Azure
2 25 (19.23%) GitHub
3 22 (16.92%) Power Platform
4 19 (14.62%) AWS
5 13 (10.00%) npm
6 12 (9.23%) IaaS
6 12 (9.23%) PaaS
7 9 (6.92%) Azure Data Factory
7 9 (6.92%) Office 365
7 9 (6.92%) SaaS
8 7 (5.38%) OpenShift
9 5 (3.85%) Dynamics 365
9 5 (3.85%) Power Automate
10 2 (1.54%) Amazon Kinesis
11 1 (0.77%) Azure Functions
11 1 (0.77%) Azure Stack
11 1 (0.77%) Cloudflare
11 1 (0.77%) GCP
11 1 (0.77%) Logic Apps
11 1 (0.77%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.38%) AMQP
2 2 (1.54%) LAN
2 2 (1.54%) WAN
3 1 (0.77%) DNS
3 1 (0.77%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (16.15%) NoSQL
2 19 (14.62%) Redis
3 18 (13.85%) Power BI
4 17 (13.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 15 (11.54%) SQL Server 2012
5 15 (11.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 14 (10.77%) Cosmos DB
7 12 (9.23%) Data Warehouse
7 12 (9.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 10 (7.69%) Azure SQL Database
8 10 (7.69%) Relational Database
9 8 (6.15%) Data Lake
9 8 (6.15%) PostgreSQL
10 7 (5.38%) MongoDB
10 7 (5.38%) MySQL
11 6 (4.62%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
12 4 (3.08%) Amazon Athena
12 4 (3.08%) Amazon Redshift
13 3 (2.31%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
14 2 (1.54%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 24 (18.46%) Jenkins
2 16 (12.31%) TeamCity
3 15 (11.54%) Bitbucket
3 15 (11.54%) Git (software)
3 15 (11.54%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 14 (10.77%) Artifactory
5 13 (10.00%) gulp
5 13 (10.00%) jspm
6 12 (9.23%) Moq
6 12 (9.23%) MSTest
6 12 (9.23%) NUnit
7 9 (6.92%) JIRA
7 9 (6.92%) Team Foundation Server
8 8 (6.15%) GitLab
8 8 (6.15%) Octopus Deploy
8 8 (6.15%) Visual Studio
8 8 (6.15%) Visual Studio Code
9 7 (5.38%) Apache Archiva
9 7 (5.38%) JUnit
9 7 (5.38%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 18 (13.85%) Finance
2 7 (5.38%) Public Sector
3 5 (3.85%) Back Office
4 4 (3.08%) Retail
5 3 (2.31%) Games
5 3 (2.31%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.54%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.77%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.77%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 56 (43.08%) Developer
2 22 (16.92%) Full Stack Developer
3 21 (16.15%) Architect
4 15 (11.54%) DevOps Engineer
5 13 (10.00%) .NET Developer
6 11 (8.46%) Software Developer
6 11 (8.46%) Software Engineer
7 10 (7.69%) Lead Developer
7 10 (7.69%) Senior Developer
8 9 (6.92%) Technical Leader
9 8 (6.15%) Senior Full Stack Developer
10 7 (5.38%) Azure Architect
10 7 (5.38%) Data Architect
10 7 (5.38%) DevOps Architect
10 7 (5.38%) Java Developer
10 7 (5.38%) Lead Java Developer
10 7 (5.38%) SC Cleared Java Developer
11 6 (4.62%) Data Engineer
12 5 (3.85%) C# .NET Developer
12 5 (3.85%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (52.31%) .NET
2 50 (38.46%) CSS
3 40 (30.77%) HTML
4 38 (29.23%) AngularJS
5 37 (28.46%) REST
6 36 (27.69%) React
7 34 (26.15%) .NET Framework
8 31 (23.85%) jQuery
9 28 (21.54%) ASP.NET
10 26 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
10 26 (20.00%) Entity Framework
10 26 (20.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 24 (18.46%) ASP.NET Web API
12 22 (16.92%) Ajax
13 20 (15.38%) Spring
14 18 (13.85%) Sass
15 16 (12.31%) Spring Boot
16 15 (11.54%) JSON
16 15 (11.54%) WCF
17 12 (9.23%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.92%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (6.15%) Cloud Native
3 7 (5.38%) Private Cloud
4 5 (3.85%) Greenfield Project
4 5 (3.85%) N-Tier
5 4 (3.08%) Blog
5 4 (3.08%) Social Media
6 3 (2.31%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.31%) PlayStation
7 2 (1.54%) LPAR
7 2 (1.54%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.54%) PMI
7 2 (1.54%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.54%) Taxonomies
7 2 (1.54%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.77%) AS400
8 1 (0.77%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.77%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.77%) NHS
8 1 (0.77%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 33 (25.38%) Windows
2 13 (10.00%) Windows Server
3 10 (7.69%) Linux
4 2 (1.54%) AIX
4 2 (1.54%) Android
4 2 (1.54%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.54%) Solaris
5 1 (0.77%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.77%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (53.08%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (37.69%) MVC
3 46 (35.38%) DevOps
4 35 (26.92%) Microservices
5 25 (19.23%) TDD
6 23 (17.69%) Business Intelligence
6 23 (17.69%) Software Engineering
7 20 (15.38%) Test Automation
8 19 (14.62%) Analytics
9 14 (10.77%) BDD
9 14 (10.77%) ERD
9 14 (10.77%) Front End Development
9 14 (10.77%) SOLID
9 14 (10.77%) UML
10 13 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
11 12 (9.23%) CQRS
11 12 (9.23%) Migration
11 12 (9.23%) Project Management
12 11 (8.46%) Multithreading
12 11 (8.46%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 81 (62.31%) SQL
2 58 (44.62%) JavaScript
3 54 (41.54%) C#
4 34 (26.15%) T-SQL
5 26 (20.00%) Java
6 23 (17.69%) Python
7 21 (16.15%) PowerShell
8 8 (6.15%) TypeScript
9 7 (5.38%) Java 8
9 7 (5.38%) PHP
10 5 (3.85%) VB
11 4 (3.08%) Go
11 4 (3.08%) Perl
11 4 (3.08%) PL/SQL
12 2 (1.54%) C++
12 2 (1.54%) R
13 1 (0.77%) C
13 1 (0.77%) ES6
13 1 (0.77%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.77%) VBA
Qualifications
1 15 (11.54%) SC Cleared
1 15 (11.54%) Security Cleared
2 7 (5.38%) Degree
3 6 (4.62%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (3.08%) CCNA
4 4 (3.08%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (3.08%) MCSE
5 2 (1.54%) PMI Certification
5 2 (1.54%) PMP
6 1 (0.77%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.77%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.77%) ISEB
6 1 (0.77%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.31%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.54%) IFRS
2 2 (1.54%) QA
3 1 (0.77%) GDPR
3 1 (0.77%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 23 (17.69%) Docker
2 9 (6.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (4.62%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 23 (17.69%) Terraform
2 14 (10.77%) Ansible
3 13 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
4 12 (9.23%) Kubernetes
5 11 (8.46%) MIIS
5 11 (8.46%) Single Sign-On
6 8 (6.15%) Puppet
7 5 (3.85%) Rancher
8 3 (2.31%) Microsoft Intune
8 3 (2.31%) SCCM
9 2 (1.54%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 64 (49.23%) Microsoft
2 15 (11.54%) Oracle
3 9 (6.92%) IBM
3 9 (6.92%) VMware
4 7 (5.38%) Databricks
4 7 (5.38%) Red Hat
5 4 (3.08%) Citrix
6 2 (1.54%) Broadcom
6 2 (1.54%) Google
6 2 (1.54%) Sage
6 2 (1.54%) SolarWinds
6 2 (1.54%) Sybase
6 2 (1.54%) Xamarin
7 1 (0.77%) JD Edwards
7 1 (0.77%) MuleSoft
7 1 (0.77%) Nimsoft