Period
to 22 August 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for SQL skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited SQL over the 6 months to 22 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
22 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 3 7 6
Rank change year-on-year +4 -1 -2
Permanent jobs citing SQL 837 731 711
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 21.47% 15.44% 18.68%
As % of the Programming Languages category 42.23% 44.71% 42.68%
Number of salaries quoted 757 634 717
Birmingham median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25% -
10th Percentile £28,000 £21,500 £26,000
90th Percentile £58,750 £57,500 £60,000
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -

SQL is in the Programming Languages 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 coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Birmingham
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 1982 1635 1666
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 50.85% 34.53% 43.76%
Number of salaries quoted 1703 1351 1489
Birmingham median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £26,800 £23,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £58,750 £60,000 £59,250
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -

SQL
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL in Birmingham

SQL
Salary Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SQL in Birmingham.

Salary trend for SQL in Birmingham

SQL
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SQL in Birmingham over the 6 months to 22 August 2017.

Salary histogram for SQL in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 22 August 2017, IT jobs citing SQL 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.

1 318 (37.99%) SQL Server
2 280 (33.45%) .NET
3 264 (31.54%) Microsoft
4 246 (29.39%) C#
5 242 (28.91%) HTML
6 236 (28.20%) JavaScript
7 217 (25.93%) CSS
8 171 (20.43%) Finance
9 166 (19.83%) Agile Software Development
10 158 (18.88%) ASP.NET
11 150 (17.92%) Business Intelligence
12 138 (16.49%) MVC
13 128 (15.29%) T-SQL
14 127 (15.17%) Microsoft Azure
15 119 (14.22%) Java
16 103 (12.31%) XML
17 102 (12.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 98 (11.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 98 (11.71%) Windows
19 94 (11.23%) AngularJS
20 89 (10.63%) Oracle
21 88 (10.51%) Web Development
22 87 (10.39%) Scrum
23 83 (9.92%) TDD
24 80 (9.56%) Retail
25 77 (9.20%) MySQL
26 76 (9.08%) Test Automation
27 75 (8.96%) jQuery
28 74 (8.84%) Microsoft Excel
28 74 (8.84%) .NET Framework

SQL
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 46 (5.50%) SharePoint
2 29 (3.46%) SAS
3 25 (2.99%) IIS
4 20 (2.39%) Skype for Business
5 14 (1.67%) MS Exchange
6 13 (1.55%) Tomcat
7 10 (1.19%) CMS
8 7 (0.84%) JBoss
9 6 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2013
9 6 (0.72%) SharePoint 2013
10 4 (0.48%) BizTalk Server
10 4 (0.48%) Drupal
11 3 (0.36%) Confluence
11 3 (0.36%) Mule
11 3 (0.36%) Office Communications Server
11 3 (0.36%) Umbraco
12 2 (0.24%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 2 (0.24%) Elasticsearch
12 2 (0.24%) Sitecore CMS
12 2 (0.24%) WordPress
Applications
1 74 (8.84%) Microsoft Excel
2 22 (2.63%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (1.08%) Spreadsheet
4 5 (0.60%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.24%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.12%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.12%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 12 (1.43%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 12 (1.43%) Dynamics AX
1 12 (1.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.72%) Dynamics NAV
3 4 (0.48%) Fredhopper
3 4 (0.48%) Oracle BPM
4 3 (0.36%) Actimize
4 3 (0.36%) Magento
5 2 (0.24%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.12%) Infor M3
6 1 (0.12%) JDE EnterpriseOne
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.12%) Sage X3
6 1 (0.12%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 127 (15.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 35 (4.18%) Amazon AWS
3 34 (4.06%) Office 365
4 21 (2.51%) SaaS
5 15 (1.79%) Firebase
5 15 (1.79%) IaaS
6 14 (1.67%) Amazon EC2
7 11 (1.31%) PaaS
8 8 (0.96%) Azure Active Directory
9 4 (0.48%) Amazon CloudSearch
9 4 (0.48%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 4 (0.48%) Amazon SQS
10 3 (0.36%) Dynamics 365
10 3 (0.36%) Force.com
11 2 (0.24%) Azure Data Factory
11 2 (0.24%) GitHub
12 1 (0.12%) Asana
12 1 (0.12%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 26 (3.11%) DNS
2 20 (2.39%) SAN
3 17 (2.03%) Firewall
4 16 (1.91%) DHCP
4 16 (1.91%) TCP/IP
5 13 (1.55%) SSL
5 13 (1.55%) WAN
6 10 (1.19%) ATM
7 9 (1.08%) Internet
7 9 (1.08%) VPN
7 9 (1.08%) Wi-Fi
8 8 (0.96%) LAN
8 8 (0.96%) Skype
9 7 (0.84%) HTTP
10 6 (0.72%) Cisco ASA
11 5 (0.60%) Fibre Channel
12 4 (0.48%) MPLS
13 3 (0.36%) ISDN
13 3 (0.36%) PSTN
14 2 (0.24%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 318 (37.99%) SQL Server
2 102 (12.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 98 (11.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 77 (9.20%) MySQL
5 72 (8.60%) SQL Server 2008
6 67 (8.00%) Relational Database
6 67 (8.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 62 (7.41%) MongoDB
8 54 (6.45%) Data Warehouse
9 45 (5.38%) SQL Server 2012
10 39 (4.66%) NoSQL
10 39 (4.66%) Power BI
10 39 (4.66%) QlikView
11 37 (4.42%) SQL Server 2014
12 28 (3.35%) DB2
13 25 (2.99%) SQL Server 2016
14 20 (2.39%) Big Data
15 18 (2.15%) Apache Cassandra
15 18 (2.15%) Oracle Database
16 16 (1.91%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 56 (6.69%) Visual Studio
2 45 (5.38%) Git (software)
3 44 (5.26%) Selenium
4 38 (4.54%) Jenkins
5 37 (4.42%) JUnit
6 31 (3.70%) Cucumber
7 24 (2.87%) JIRA
7 24 (2.87%) Team Foundation Server
8 20 (2.39%) Jasmine
8 20 (2.39%) Karma Test Runner
9 17 (2.03%) JSUnit
10 15 (1.79%) PhantomJS
10 15 (1.79%) TestNG
10 15 (1.79%) webpack
11 14 (1.67%) JMeter
11 14 (1.67%) ProC
11 14 (1.67%) WebDriver
12 11 (1.31%) Maven
12 11 (1.31%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 10 (1.19%) Android Studio
General
1 171 (20.43%) Finance
2 80 (9.56%) Retail
3 45 (5.38%) Legal
4 37 (4.42%) Marketing
5 22 (2.63%) Banking
6 20 (2.39%) Publishing
7 17 (2.03%) Games
8 16 (1.91%) Law
9 15 (1.79%) Automotive
10 12 (1.43%) Advertising
10 12 (1.43%) Telecoms
11 7 (0.84%) Financial Institution
11 7 (0.84%) Manufacturing
12 6 (0.72%) Back Office
13 5 (0.60%) Front Office
14 4 (0.48%) Investment Banking
15 2 (0.24%) Electronics
16 1 (0.12%) French Language
Job Titles
1 422 (50.42%) Developer
2 128 (15.29%) .NET Developer
2 128 (15.29%) Analyst
3 107 (12.78%) SQL Developer
4 83 (9.92%) Senior Developer
5 78 (9.32%) C# Developer
6 67 (8.00%) Java Developer
7 58 (6.93%) Architect
8 57 (6.81%) C# .NET Developer
9 50 (5.97%) DBA
10 47 (5.62%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 45 (5.38%) Consultant
12 44 (5.26%) SQL DBA
13 40 (4.78%) Data Analyst
13 40 (4.78%) Web Developer
14 38 (4.54%) Solutions Architect
14 38 (4.54%) Test Analyst
15 35 (4.18%) Tester
16 34 (4.06%) Senior .NET Developer
17 32 (3.82%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 280 (33.45%) .NET
2 242 (28.91%) HTML
3 217 (25.93%) CSS
4 158 (18.88%) ASP.NET
5 103 (12.31%) XML
6 94 (11.23%) AngularJS
7 75 (8.96%) jQuery
8 74 (8.84%) .NET Framework
9 72 (8.60%) HTML5
10 71 (8.48%) Web Services
11 63 (7.53%) REST
12 61 (7.29%) Entity Framework
13 60 (7.17%) RESTful
14 50 (5.97%) ASP.NET MVC
15 46 (5.50%) Spring
16 45 (5.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 39 (4.66%) ASP.NET Web Forms
18 35 (4.18%) .NET Core
18 35 (4.18%) ASP.NET Web API
18 35 (4.18%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 70 (8.36%) Analytical Skills
2 56 (6.69%) Mobile App
3 43 (5.14%) Data Centre
4 32 (3.82%) Computer Science
5 28 (3.35%) Fintech
6 20 (2.39%) CMDB
7 19 (2.27%) Social Media
8 17 (2.03%) NHS
9 16 (1.91%) Replication
10 14 (1.67%) Management Information System
11 12 (1.43%) Virtual Team
12 10 (1.19%) Clustering
12 10 (1.19%) Greenfield Project
13 8 (0.96%) Algorithms
13 8 (0.96%) iSeries
13 8 (0.96%) User Experience
14 7 (0.84%) Data Structures
14 7 (0.84%) iPad
15 6 (0.72%) Reference Data
15 6 (0.72%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 98 (11.71%) Windows
2 70 (8.36%) Linux
3 42 (5.02%) Windows Server
4 41 (4.90%) Unix
5 27 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
6 26 (3.11%) Windows Server 2012
7 22 (2.63%) Android
8 17 (2.03%) Apple iOS
9 14 (1.67%) Windows 7
10 12 (1.43%) Windows 10
11 7 (0.84%) Windows Phone
12 4 (0.48%) Solaris
13 2 (0.24%) AIX
13 2 (0.24%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.24%) OS/400
13 2 (0.24%) Windows Mobile
13 2 (0.24%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 166 (19.83%) Agile Software Development
2 150 (17.92%) Business Intelligence
3 138 (16.49%) MVC
4 88 (10.51%) Web Development
5 87 (10.39%) Scrum
6 83 (9.92%) TDD
7 76 (9.08%) Test Automation
8 72 (8.60%) OO
9 62 (7.41%) Mentoring
10 59 (7.05%) Migration
11 57 (6.81%) BDD
12 53 (6.33%) ETL
13 44 (5.26%) E-Commerce
13 44 (5.26%) Software Engineering
14 42 (5.02%) ITIL
14 42 (5.02%) Project Management
15 41 (4.90%) CRM
16 39 (4.66%) Continuous Improvement
16 39 (4.66%) Test Scripting
17 37 (4.42%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 246 (29.39%) C#
2 236 (28.20%) JavaScript
3 128 (15.29%) T-SQL
4 119 (14.22%) Java
5 70 (8.36%) VB.NET
6 42 (5.02%) PHP
7 34 (4.06%) PowerShell
8 26 (3.11%) C
9 20 (2.39%) PL/SQL
9 20 (2.39%) XPath
10 18 (2.15%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 15 (1.79%) TypeScript
12 14 (1.67%) Perl
12 14 (1.67%) PROC SQL
13 13 (1.55%) VBA
14 10 (1.19%) Korn
14 10 (1.19%) Python
15 9 (1.08%) R
15 9 (1.08%) Ruby
16 8 (0.96%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 67 (8.00%) Degree
2 29 (3.46%) Microsoft Certification
3 28 (3.35%) ISEB
4 25 (2.99%) Computer Science Degree
5 14 (1.67%) Security Cleared
6 10 (1.19%) BPSS Clearance
6 10 (1.19%) LPIC
6 10 (1.19%) MCSA
6 10 (1.19%) PMI Certification
6 10 (1.19%) PMP
7 7 (0.84%) MCSE
8 5 (0.60%) ISTQB
8 5 (0.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 5 (0.60%) SAS Certification
9 4 (0.48%) CREST Certified
9 4 (0.48%) OSCE
9 4 (0.48%) OSCP
9 4 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 4 (0.48%) SC Cleared
9 4 (0.48%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (7.89%) QA
2 13 (1.55%) Data Quality
2 13 (1.55%) SLA
3 10 (1.19%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.24%) FINRA
4 2 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.12%) PMO
System Software
1 50 (5.97%) VMware Infrastructure
2 49 (5.85%) Active Directory
3 18 (2.15%) Hyper-V
4 15 (1.79%) VMware Workstation
5 12 (1.43%) Firmware
5 12 (1.43%) vSphere
6 10 (1.19%) Virtual Machines
7 7 (0.84%) Docker
8 6 (0.72%) XenApp
9 4 (0.48%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.36%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.24%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (0.24%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.12%) Forefront TMG
12 1 (0.12%) ISA Server
12 1 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
12 1 (0.12%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.12%) Virtual Desktop
12 1 (0.12%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 25 (2.99%) SCOM
2 14 (1.67%) SCCM
3 11 (1.31%) Backup Exec
4 10 (1.19%) NetBackup
4 10 (1.19%) SCVMM
5 5 (0.60%) Nagios
5 5 (0.60%) WSUS
6 3 (0.36%) ITRS Geneos
7 2 (0.24%) Netcool
7 2 (0.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.12%) Ansible
8 1 (0.12%) Control-M
8 1 (0.12%) Jamf Pro
8 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (0.12%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.12%) Oracle RMAN
8 1 (0.12%) Puppet
Vendors
1 264 (31.54%) Microsoft
2 89 (10.63%) Oracle
3 61 (7.29%) VMware
4 43 (5.14%) Tableau
5 33 (3.94%) NetApp
6 30 (3.58%) EMC
7 28 (3.35%) Citrix
8 26 (3.11%) Cisco
8 26 (3.11%) Cognos
9 24 (2.87%) IBM
10 21 (2.51%) Sybase
10 21 (2.51%) Xamarin
11 17 (2.03%) HP
12 15 (1.79%) 3PAR
13 14 (1.67%) Veeam
14 12 (1.43%) CheckPoint
14 12 (1.43%) iManage
15 11 (1.31%) Juniper
15 11 (1.31%) Red Hat
16 10 (1.19%) BMC