Period
to 21 April 2019

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 April 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
21 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 22 12 12
Rank change year-on-year -10 0 -3
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 306 420 471
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 9.69% 11.10% 12.43%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 45.40% 47.73% 50.48%
Number of salaries quoted 220 369 424
Birmingham median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +11.84%
10th Percentile £28,975 £29,200 £26,250
90th Percentile £64,411 £62,500 £56,250
West Midlands median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.75% - +2.56%

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 674 880 933
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 21.35% 23.26% 24.62%
Number of salaries quoted 481 737 815
Birmingham median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,150 £27,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £61,250
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -

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 April 2019.

Salary histogram for SQL Server in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 21 April 2019, 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.

1 131 (42.81%) SQL
2 128 (41.83%) Microsoft
3 113 (36.93%) C#
4 108 (35.29%) .NET
5 106 (34.64%) Microsoft Azure
6 83 (27.12%) Windows
7 78 (25.49%) Business Intelligence
8 63 (20.59%) JavaScript
9 59 (19.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 56 (18.30%) Agile Software Development
11 55 (17.97%) HTML
11 55 (17.97%) Windows Server
11 55 (17.97%) GDPR
12 53 (17.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 52 (16.99%) Data Protection
14 51 (16.67%) CSS
14 51 (16.67%) Active Directory
15 50 (16.34%) Problem-Solving
16 49 (16.01%) Presales
17 48 (15.69%) SharePoint
18 47 (15.36%) T-SQL
19 44 (14.38%) Data Warehouse
19 44 (14.38%) Office 365
20 43 (14.05%) Web Services
20 43 (14.05%) Analytical Skills
21 42 (13.73%) Project Management
21 42 (13.73%) Amazon AWS
22 40 (13.07%) Power BI
23 39 (12.75%) Degree
24 35 (11.44%) Finance

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 48 (15.69%) SharePoint
2 15 (4.90%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 11 (3.59%) Skype for Business
4 9 (2.94%) BizTalk Server
4 9 (2.94%) Elasticsearch
5 8 (2.61%) CMS
6 5 (1.63%) IIS
6 5 (1.63%) SharePoint 2010
6 5 (1.63%) Sitecore CMS
6 5 (1.63%) Umbraco
7 4 (1.31%) SharePoint Server
8 3 (0.98%) Apache
8 3 (0.98%) JBoss
8 3 (0.98%) MS Exchange
8 3 (0.98%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.65%) ArcGIS
9 2 (0.65%) Confluence
10 1 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.33%) nginx
10 1 (0.33%) OpenStack
Applications
1 16 (5.23%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (3.27%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.98%) AutoCAD
4 2 (0.65%) ArchiCAD
4 2 (0.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.65%) MicroStation
4 2 (0.65%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.65%) Revit
Business Applications
1 17 (5.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (3.59%) JDE OneWorld
3 8 (2.61%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 3 (0.98%) Carpe Diem
4 3 (0.98%) Elite 3E
5 1 (0.33%) Cognos Planning
5 1 (0.33%) Cognos TM1
5 1 (0.33%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
5 1 (0.33%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.33%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 106 (34.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 44 (14.38%) Office 365
3 42 (13.73%) Amazon AWS
4 16 (5.23%) PaaS
5 13 (4.25%) IaaS
6 12 (3.92%) Dynamics 365
6 12 (3.92%) npm
6 12 (3.92%) SaaS
7 11 (3.59%) OneDrive
8 5 (1.63%) Azure Data Factory
8 5 (1.63%) GitHub
9 2 (0.65%) BrowserStack
9 2 (0.65%) NuGet
9 2 (0.65%) Slack
9 2 (0.65%) Trello
10 1 (0.33%) AdWords
10 1 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.33%) Google Analytics
10 1 (0.33%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 17 (5.56%) Network Security
2 16 (5.23%) LAN
2 16 (5.23%) WAN
3 11 (3.59%) FTP
3 11 (3.59%) SAN
3 11 (3.59%) Skype
4 6 (1.96%) Firewall
4 6 (1.96%) NAS
5 4 (1.31%) DHCP
5 4 (1.31%) DNS
5 4 (1.31%) Intranet
6 3 (0.98%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.65%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (0.65%) OpenVPN
7 2 (0.65%) VPN
8 1 (0.33%) IP Telephony
8 1 (0.33%) SSL
8 1 (0.33%) VLAN
8 1 (0.33%) WinSCP
8 1 (0.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (19.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 53 (17.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 44 (14.38%) Data Warehouse
4 40 (13.07%) Power BI
5 28 (9.15%) SQL Server 2008
5 28 (9.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 26 (8.50%) NoSQL
7 20 (6.54%) Relational Database
8 18 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
9 16 (5.23%) QlikView
10 14 (4.58%) PostgreSQL
10 14 (4.58%) SQL Server 2016
11 12 (3.92%) DTS
12 11 (3.59%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
12 11 (3.59%) Azure SQL Database
12 11 (3.59%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 11 (3.59%) Qlik Sense
12 11 (3.59%) RDBMS
13 10 (3.27%) SQL Server 2014
14 9 (2.94%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 29 (9.48%) Visual Studio
2 24 (7.84%) Team Foundation Server
3 22 (7.19%) Git (software)
4 10 (3.27%) Bower
4 10 (3.27%) PHPUnit
5 9 (2.94%) JIRA
6 7 (2.29%) Gatling
6 7 (2.29%) Jenkins
6 7 (2.29%) JMeter
6 7 (2.29%) Selenium
6 7 (2.29%) Visual Studio Team System
7 5 (1.63%) Maven
8 3 (0.98%) Cucumber
8 3 (0.98%) Eclipse
8 3 (0.98%) Subversion
9 2 (0.65%) Appium
9 2 (0.65%) Bitbucket Server
9 2 (0.65%) Hudson
9 2 (0.65%) Robotium
9 2 (0.65%) WebDriver
General
1 35 (11.44%) Finance
2 23 (7.52%) Telecoms
3 17 (5.56%) Manufacturing
4 11 (3.59%) Back Office
5 10 (3.27%) Banking
5 10 (3.27%) Marketing
6 8 (2.61%) Legal
7 7 (2.29%) Investment Banking
8 6 (1.96%) Electronics
9 4 (1.31%) Financial Institution
9 4 (1.31%) General Ledger
9 4 (1.31%) Local Government
9 4 (1.31%) Retail
10 3 (0.98%) Automotive
10 3 (0.98%) Law
11 2 (0.65%) Advertising
12 1 (0.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 151 (49.35%) Developer
2 43 (14.05%) .NET Developer
2 43 (14.05%) Architect
3 33 (10.78%) C# Developer
4 32 (10.46%) Technical Architect
5 27 (8.82%) Analyst
6 23 (7.52%) Senior Developer
7 21 (6.86%) Consultant
8 20 (6.54%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 20 (6.54%) C# .NET Developer
9 18 (5.88%) Software Developer
10 17 (5.56%) SQL Developer
11 15 (4.90%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
11 15 (4.90%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
12 14 (4.58%) Business Analyst
13 11 (3.59%) CRM Developer
13 11 (3.59%) Dynamics CRM Developer
13 11 (3.59%) Office 365 Business Analyst
13 11 (3.59%) Robotic Process Automation Developer
13 11 (3.59%) ServiceNow Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 108 (35.29%) .NET
2 55 (17.97%) HTML
3 51 (16.67%) CSS
4 43 (14.05%) Web Services
5 33 (10.78%) ASP.NET
6 30 (9.80%) XML
7 27 (8.82%) REST
8 24 (7.84%) HTML5
8 24 (7.84%) JSON
9 20 (6.54%) SOAP
10 18 (5.88%) .NET Framework
10 18 (5.88%) CSS3
11 16 (5.23%) jQuery
11 16 (5.23%) XSLT
12 15 (4.90%) ASP.NET MVC
13 13 (4.25%) ASP.NET Web API
14 11 (3.59%) AngularJS
14 11 (3.59%) EDI
14 11 (3.59%) EDIFACT
14 11 (3.59%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 43 (14.05%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (4.58%) Data Centre
3 11 (3.59%) Clustering
3 11 (3.59%) iSeries
4 10 (3.27%) Driving Licence
4 10 (3.27%) Self-Motivation
5 9 (2.94%) Robotics
6 5 (1.63%) Greenfield Project
6 5 (1.63%) User Experience
7 4 (1.31%) Algorithms
7 4 (1.31%) Data Structures
7 4 (1.31%) Mobile App
8 3 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (0.98%) Replication
9 2 (0.65%) NHS
9 2 (0.65%) SCADA
10 1 (0.33%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.33%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.33%) Smartphone
10 1 (0.33%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 83 (27.12%) Windows
2 55 (17.97%) Windows Server
3 22 (7.19%) Windows Server 2012
4 20 (6.54%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (4.90%) Linux
6 13 (4.25%) Unix
6 13 (4.25%) Windows 8
7 9 (2.94%) Windows 10
8 8 (2.61%) Android
8 8 (2.61%) Apple iOS
8 8 (2.61%) Windows 7
9 7 (2.29%) CentOS
10 2 (0.65%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.33%) AIX
11 1 (0.33%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (25.49%) Business Intelligence
2 56 (18.30%) Agile Software Development
3 52 (16.99%) Data Protection
4 50 (16.34%) Problem-Solving
5 49 (16.01%) Presales
6 42 (13.73%) Project Management
7 35 (11.44%) ETL
8 34 (11.11%) MVC
9 33 (10.78%) Workflow
10 31 (10.13%) Analytics
11 28 (9.15%) Customer Requirements
11 28 (9.15%) ERP
12 27 (8.82%) ITIL
13 23 (7.52%) Programme Management
13 23 (7.52%) Scrum
14 22 (7.19%) DevOps
14 22 (7.19%) Test Automation
15 21 (6.86%) Web Development
16 19 (6.21%) CRM
17 18 (5.88%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 131 (42.81%) SQL
2 113 (36.93%) C#
3 63 (20.59%) JavaScript
4 47 (15.36%) T-SQL
5 34 (11.11%) VB.NET
6 21 (6.86%) Java
7 14 (4.58%) Python
8 13 (4.25%) PHP
9 12 (3.92%) VB
10 11 (3.59%) RPG
10 11 (3.59%) RPG IV
11 9 (2.94%) PL/SQL
11 9 (2.94%) PowerShell
12 8 (2.61%) VB6
13 5 (1.63%) VBA
14 4 (1.31%) Scala
15 3 (0.98%) Groovy
15 3 (0.98%) Ruby
16 2 (0.65%) R
16 2 (0.65%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 39 (12.75%) Degree
2 28 (9.15%) Microsoft Certification
3 24 (7.84%) MCSE
4 21 (6.86%) Security Cleared
5 18 (5.88%) MCP
6 4 (1.31%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (1.31%) SC Cleared
7 3 (0.98%) CCNA
7 3 (0.98%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (0.98%) HND
8 2 (0.65%) ISEB
8 2 (0.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.65%) MCITP
8 2 (0.65%) MCSA
9 1 (0.33%) CCNP
9 1 (0.33%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.33%) MCTS
9 1 (0.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (17.97%) GDPR
2 12 (3.92%) Data Quality
3 10 (3.27%) QA
4 3 (0.98%) SLA
5 2 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.33%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.33%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.33%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.33%) PMO
6 1 (0.33%) WAI
System Software
1 51 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 20 (6.54%) Hyper-V
2 20 (6.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.96%) KVM
4 4 (1.31%) Docker
5 3 (0.98%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (0.98%) vSphere
5 3 (0.98%) XenApp
6 2 (0.65%) Squid
6 2 (0.65%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (0.65%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.33%) HDFS
7 1 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 18 (5.88%) SCOM
2 14 (4.58%) SCCM
3 9 (2.94%) Ansible
4 7 (2.29%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (2.29%) Puppet
5 3 (0.98%) Terraform
6 2 (0.65%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.33%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.33%) Packer
7 1 (0.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 128 (41.83%) Microsoft
2 33 (10.78%) Citrix
3 32 (10.46%) Oracle
4 21 (6.86%) VMware
5 19 (6.21%) Cisco
5 19 (6.21%) UiPath
6 14 (4.58%) HP
6 14 (4.58%) NetApp
7 13 (4.25%) 3PAR
7 13 (4.25%) Blue Prism
8 12 (3.92%) JD Edwards
8 12 (3.92%) Salesforce.com
8 12 (3.92%) ServiceNow
9 11 (3.59%) IFS
9 11 (3.59%) Tableau
10 10 (3.27%) SAP
11 7 (2.29%) Veeam
12 6 (1.96%) DevExpress
13 5 (1.63%) Cognos
13 5 (1.63%) Sitecore