Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 16 11 15
Rank change year-on-year -5 +4 -7
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 401 540 531
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 10.62% 13.96% 10.95%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 42.17% 50.66% 50.91%
Number of salaries quoted 343 498 438
Birmingham median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +13.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,750 £23,925
90th Percentile £65,000 £57,500 £54,650
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 951 1,066 1,043
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 25.19% 27.57% 21.50%
Number of salaries quoted 765 935 883
Birmingham median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +12.50% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,750 £21,788
90th Percentile £67,000 £62,500 £60,000
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.25% +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 21 September 2018.

Salary histogram for SQL Server in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 21 September 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.

1 176 (43.89%) C#
2 171 (42.64%) Microsoft
3 167 (41.65%) SQL
4 154 (38.40%) .NET
5 146 (36.41%) Agile Software Development
6 126 (31.42%) Microsoft Azure
7 124 (30.92%) JavaScript
8 118 (29.43%) Windows
9 100 (24.94%) Finance
10 93 (23.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 89 (22.19%) MVC
12 88 (21.95%) ASP.NET
13 86 (21.45%) CSS
14 83 (20.70%) HTML
15 79 (19.70%) Windows Server
16 74 (18.45%) TDD
17 69 (17.21%) Active Directory
18 68 (16.96%) T-SQL
19 66 (16.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 58 (14.46%) VMware
20 58 (14.46%) SQL Server 2012
21 57 (14.21%) Business Intelligence
22 51 (12.72%) Visual Studio
22 51 (12.72%) Project Management
23 50 (12.47%) Scrum
24 49 (12.22%) VMware Infrastructure
25 48 (11.97%) NoSQL
26 47 (11.72%) jQuery
27 46 (11.47%) Team Foundation Server
28 44 (10.97%) Oracle

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 24 (5.99%) SharePoint
2 18 (4.49%) MS Exchange
3 17 (4.24%) IIS
4 15 (3.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 14 (3.49%) CMS
6 11 (2.74%) JBoss
7 9 (2.24%) Elasticsearch
8 8 (2.00%) WebLogic
9 7 (1.75%) Confluence
10 6 (1.50%) BizTalk Server
10 6 (1.50%) Umbraco
11 5 (1.25%) Tomcat
12 4 (1.00%) WebSphere
13 3 (0.75%) SAS
13 3 (0.75%) WebSphere Application Server
14 2 (0.50%) Anypoint
14 2 (0.50%) Moodle
15 1 (0.25%) Apache Pig
15 1 (0.25%) Apache Spark
15 1 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 18 (4.49%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (3.99%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (1.25%) Maya
4 4 (1.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 3 (0.75%) Fireworks
5 3 (0.75%) Moqups
5 3 (0.75%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (2.49%) Dynamics AX
1 10 (2.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (2.24%) Dynamics NAV
3 4 (1.00%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.25%) Misys Equation
4 1 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 126 (31.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 41 (10.22%) Office 365
3 32 (7.98%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (2.00%) Azure Data Factory
4 8 (2.00%) PaaS
5 7 (1.75%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (1.50%) IaaS
7 5 (1.25%) Azure Active Directory
7 5 (1.25%) SaaS
8 4 (1.00%) BrowserStack
8 4 (1.00%) Dynamics 365
8 4 (1.00%) GitHub
8 4 (1.00%) Google Cloud Platform
9 3 (0.75%) Serverless
10 1 (0.25%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.25%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 32 (7.98%) SSL
2 23 (5.74%) Network Security
2 23 (5.74%) SAN
3 22 (5.49%) Firewall
3 22 (5.49%) LAN
3 22 (5.49%) WAN
4 16 (3.99%) IPsec
5 14 (3.49%) VoIP
6 9 (2.24%) TCP/IP
7 7 (1.75%) DNS
8 6 (1.50%) Extranet
9 4 (1.00%) Cisco IOS
10 2 (0.50%) Cisco ASA
10 2 (0.50%) DHCP
10 2 (0.50%) Internet
11 1 (0.25%) DMZ
11 1 (0.25%) NetScaler
11 1 (0.25%) PuTTY
11 1 (0.25%) Skype
11 1 (0.25%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 93 (23.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 66 (16.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 58 (14.46%) SQL Server 2012
4 48 (11.97%) NoSQL
5 37 (9.23%) Data Warehouse
5 37 (9.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 35 (8.73%) Power BI
7 34 (8.48%) SQL Server 2016
8 28 (6.98%) Relational Database
8 28 (6.98%) SQL Server 2014
9 25 (6.23%) MySQL
10 21 (5.24%) SQL Server 2008
11 17 (4.24%) DB2
12 13 (3.24%) Oracle Database
13 12 (2.99%) MongoDB
14 10 (2.49%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
14 10 (2.49%) Hadoop
15 9 (2.24%) Azure SQL Database
15 9 (2.24%) HDInsight
16 8 (2.00%) DTS
Development Applications
1 51 (12.72%) Visual Studio
2 46 (11.47%) Team Foundation Server
3 35 (8.73%) Git (software)
4 16 (3.99%) TeamCity
4 16 (3.99%) Visual Studio Team System
5 13 (3.24%) JIRA
5 13 (3.24%) Octopus Deploy
6 12 (2.99%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 11 (2.74%) Jenkins
7 11 (2.74%) Subversion
8 9 (2.24%) Bitbucket
9 8 (2.00%) Maven
10 7 (1.75%) TestNG
11 6 (1.50%) Selenium
12 5 (1.25%) JUnit
12 5 (1.25%) WebDriver
13 4 (1.00%) Appium
13 4 (1.00%) Robot Framework
13 4 (1.00%) Robotium
14 3 (0.75%) Jasmine
General
1 100 (24.94%) Finance
2 26 (6.48%) Retail
3 20 (4.99%) Automotive
4 14 (3.49%) Advertising
4 14 (3.49%) Banking
5 12 (2.99%) Legal
5 12 (2.99%) Manufacturing
6 10 (2.49%) Marketing
7 8 (2.00%) Law
8 6 (1.50%) Financial Institution
9 5 (1.25%) Games
10 2 (0.50%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.25%) French Language
11 1 (0.25%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 175 (43.64%) Developer
2 70 (17.46%) .NET Developer
3 59 (14.71%) C# Developer
4 50 (12.47%) Analyst
5 49 (12.22%) Architect
6 44 (10.97%) Software Developer
7 37 (9.23%) DBA
8 34 (8.48%) C# .NET Developer
9 32 (7.98%) Technical Architect
10 29 (7.23%) SQL DBA
11 28 (6.98%) Consultant
12 23 (5.74%) Senior Developer
13 22 (5.49%) Support Analyst
14 21 (5.24%) Administrator
14 21 (5.24%) ASP.NET Developer
14 21 (5.24%) C# ASP.NET Developer
15 19 (4.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 17 (4.24%) Solutions Architect
17 16 (3.99%) Software Engineer
18 15 (3.74%) C# Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 154 (38.40%) .NET
2 88 (21.95%) ASP.NET
3 86 (21.45%) CSS
4 83 (20.70%) HTML
5 47 (11.72%) jQuery
6 43 (10.72%) ASP.NET MVC
7 42 (10.47%) .NET Framework
7 42 (10.47%) AngularJS
8 39 (9.73%) Web Services
9 37 (9.23%) Entity Framework
10 36 (8.98%) HTML5
11 31 (7.73%) XML
12 29 (7.23%) CSS3
13 27 (6.73%) RESTful
14 25 (6.23%) ASP.NET Web API
15 23 (5.74%) JSON
16 22 (5.49%) React
16 22 (5.49%) REST
17 20 (4.99%) KnockoutJS
18 19 (4.74%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 22 (5.49%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (4.99%) Greenfield Project
3 19 (4.74%) User Experience
4 17 (4.24%) Mobile App
4 17 (4.24%) Self-Motivation
5 14 (3.49%) Management Information System
6 12 (2.99%) Data Centre
7 10 (2.49%) Fintech
7 10 (2.49%) Music Streaming
8 8 (2.00%) Clustering
8 8 (2.00%) Driving Licence
9 7 (1.75%) Computer Science
9 7 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
10 6 (1.50%) Data Structures
11 5 (1.25%) Algorithms
12 3 (0.75%) Mainframe
12 3 (0.75%) Replication
12 3 (0.75%) Tandem
13 2 (0.50%) AS400
13 2 (0.50%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 118 (29.43%) Windows
2 79 (19.70%) Windows Server
3 38 (9.48%) Windows Server 2012
4 33 (8.23%) Linux
4 33 (8.23%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (3.99%) Windows Server 2003
6 15 (3.74%) Windows 8
7 14 (3.49%) Windows 7
8 13 (3.24%) Unix
9 7 (1.75%) Windows 10
10 5 (1.25%) Android
10 5 (1.25%) Apple iOS
10 5 (1.25%) Ubuntu
11 4 (1.00%) Mac OS
11 4 (1.00%) SUSE
12 3 (0.75%) CentOS
12 3 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.25%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 146 (36.41%) Agile Software Development
2 89 (22.19%) MVC
3 74 (18.45%) TDD
4 57 (14.21%) Business Intelligence
5 51 (12.72%) Project Management
6 50 (12.47%) Scrum
7 42 (10.47%) ITIL
8 38 (9.48%) Mentoring
9 30 (7.48%) Problem-Solving
9 30 (7.48%) Software Engineering
10 29 (7.23%) Presales
11 28 (6.98%) ETL
12 26 (6.48%) Continuous Integration
12 26 (6.48%) Workflow
13 25 (6.23%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 24 (5.99%) Enterprise Architecture
14 24 (5.99%) SDLC
15 22 (5.49%) BDD
15 22 (5.49%) OO
16 21 (5.24%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 176 (43.89%) C#
2 167 (41.65%) SQL
3 124 (30.92%) JavaScript
4 68 (16.96%) T-SQL
5 33 (8.23%) Java
6 30 (7.48%) VB.NET
7 15 (3.74%) VB
8 13 (3.24%) PowerShell
9 8 (2.00%) Python
9 8 (2.00%) VBA
10 7 (1.75%) X++
11 5 (1.25%) Java 8
12 4 (1.00%) C
12 4 (1.00%) Scala
13 3 (0.75%) PHP
13 3 (0.75%) PL/SQL
13 3 (0.75%) Ruby
14 2 (0.50%) C++
14 2 (0.50%) Groovy
14 2 (0.50%) VB6
Qualifications
1 43 (10.72%) Microsoft Certification
2 29 (7.23%) Security Cleared
3 25 (6.23%) MCSE
4 20 (4.99%) MCP
5 18 (4.49%) Degree
6 7 (1.75%) ITIL Certification
7 6 (1.50%) SC Cleared
8 5 (1.25%) CCNA
8 5 (1.25%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (1.00%) Computer Science Degree
10 3 (0.75%) AAT
10 3 (0.75%) ACCA
10 3 (0.75%) CIMA
10 3 (0.75%) HND
10 3 (0.75%) ISEB
10 3 (0.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 2 (0.50%) CCDA
11 2 (0.50%) DV Cleared
11 2 (0.50%) HNC
11 2 (0.50%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (5.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 20 (4.99%) GDPR
3 16 (3.99%) SLA
4 14 (3.49%) COBIT
5 9 (2.24%) ISO 9001
6 8 (2.00%) QA
7 2 (0.50%) GCP
8 1 (0.25%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.25%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.25%) WCAG
System Software
1 69 (17.21%) Active Directory
2 49 (12.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (5.49%) VMware ESXi
4 14 (3.49%) Hyper-V
5 8 (2.00%) Docker
5 8 (2.00%) HDFS
6 7 (1.75%) vSphere
7 6 (1.50%) XenApp
8 5 (1.25%) XenDesktop
9 4 (1.00%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (0.50%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (0.25%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 15 (3.74%) SCCM
2 7 (1.75%) SCOM
2 7 (1.75%) WSUS
3 5 (1.25%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 3 (0.75%) Puppet
5 2 (0.50%) Backup Exec
5 2 (0.50%) Grafana
5 2 (0.50%) Prometheus
6 1 (0.25%) Ambari
6 1 (0.25%) Ansible
6 1 (0.25%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.25%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
6 1 (0.25%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (0.25%) Hadoop YARN
6 1 (0.25%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (0.25%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.25%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.25%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 171 (42.64%) Microsoft
2 58 (14.46%) VMware
3 44 (10.97%) Oracle
4 35 (8.73%) Citrix
5 18 (4.49%) Cisco
6 14 (3.49%) Xamarin
7 11 (2.74%) HP
8 8 (2.00%) LexisNexis
8 8 (2.00%) NetApp
8 8 (2.00%) Sybase
9 7 (1.75%) 3PAR
10 6 (1.50%) Sencha
10 6 (1.50%) Veeam
11 5 (1.25%) Capita
11 5 (1.25%) DevExpress
11 5 (1.25%) Tableau
11 5 (1.25%) UiPath
12 4 (1.00%) Atlassian
12 4 (1.00%) Informatica
12 4 (1.00%) Red Hat