Period
to 20 February 2018

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 20 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 4 4 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 0
Permanent jobs citing SQL 726 689 773
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 19.74% 16.60% 19.02%
As % of the Programming Languages category 44.54% 40.20% 45.88%
Number of salaries quoted 628 596 782
Birmingham median annual salary £45,000 £42,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00% +6.67%
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,000 £26,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £58,750 £57,500
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +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 1,630 1,714 1,685
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 44.32% 41.30% 41.45%
Number of salaries quoted 1,363 1,478 1,507
Birmingham median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £60,000
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 20 February 2018.

Salary histogram for SQL in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 20 February 2018, IT jobs citing SQL 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.

1 230 (31.68%) Microsoft
2 202 (27.82%) SQL Server
3 172 (23.69%) Finance
4 166 (22.87%) JavaScript
5 143 (19.70%) Agile Software Development
6 141 (19.42%) HTML
7 136 (18.73%) Business Intelligence
8 132 (18.18%) C#
9 130 (17.91%) .NET
10 121 (16.67%) CSS
11 112 (15.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 100 (13.77%) Java
13 95 (13.09%) Degree
14 86 (11.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 85 (11.71%) Microsoft Azure
16 82 (11.29%) ASP.NET
17 81 (11.16%) Data Warehouse
18 80 (11.02%) Windows
19 78 (10.74%) ETL
20 77 (10.61%) Analytical Skills
21 76 (10.47%) Computer Science
22 69 (9.50%) Oracle
23 68 (9.37%) Analytics
24 67 (9.23%) PHP
25 66 (9.09%) Scrum
26 64 (8.82%) Banking
27 63 (8.68%) MVC
28 62 (8.54%) Microsoft Excel
29 61 (8.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
30 60 (8.26%) Unix

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 38 (5.23%) SAS
2 28 (3.86%) SharePoint
3 22 (3.03%) Skype for Business
4 19 (2.62%) CMS
5 17 (2.34%) JBoss
6 14 (1.93%) Tomcat
7 8 (1.10%) Drupal
8 5 (0.69%) BizTalk Server
8 5 (0.69%) Umbraco
9 4 (0.55%) Apache
9 4 (0.55%) Apache Solr
9 4 (0.55%) Apache Spark
9 4 (0.55%) Confluence
9 4 (0.55%) IIS
9 4 (0.55%) Sitecore CMS
9 4 (0.55%) WebLogic
10 3 (0.41%) OpenEdge
11 2 (0.28%) Oracle Application Server
11 2 (0.28%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.28%) WebSphere
Applications
1 62 (8.54%) Microsoft Excel
2 33 (4.55%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (1.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 8 (1.10%) Microsoft Project
4 7 (0.96%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.14%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 31 (4.27%) Dynamics NAV
2 19 (2.62%) JDE EnterpriseOne
3 16 (2.20%) Dynamics AX
4 7 (0.96%) Dynamics CRM
5 6 (0.83%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 4 (0.55%) NetSuite
7 2 (0.28%) Magento
8 1 (0.14%) Carpe Diem
8 1 (0.14%) Infor CloudSuite
8 1 (0.14%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
8 1 (0.14%) Infor M3
8 1 (0.14%) Movex
8 1 (0.14%) Oracle Payables
8 1 (0.14%) Oracle Receivables
8 1 (0.14%) Sage X3
8 1 (0.14%) StreamServe
8 1 (0.14%) Unit4 Business World
8 1 (0.14%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 85 (11.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 34 (4.68%) Amazon AWS
3 27 (3.72%) Force.com
4 15 (2.07%) Azure Data Factory
5 11 (1.52%) Office 365
5 11 (1.52%) SaaS
6 10 (1.38%) Dynamics 365
7 9 (1.24%) AWS CloudFormation
8 7 (0.96%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 7 (0.96%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 7 (0.96%) Datadog
8 7 (0.96%) GitHub
9 5 (0.69%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
9 5 (0.69%) Serverless
10 4 (0.55%) Amazon EC2
10 4 (0.55%) IaaS
11 3 (0.41%) PaaS
12 2 (0.28%) Amazon S3
12 2 (0.28%) Google Cloud Platform
13 1 (0.14%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 7 (0.96%) SAN
2 6 (0.83%) Firewall
3 5 (0.69%) LAN
3 5 (0.69%) RFID
3 5 (0.69%) TCP/IP
3 5 (0.69%) WAN
3 5 (0.69%) WLAN
4 4 (0.55%) DNS
4 4 (0.55%) Network Security
5 3 (0.41%) Internet
5 3 (0.41%) SMS
6 2 (0.28%) Extranet
6 2 (0.28%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (0.28%) NAS
7 1 (0.14%) AMQP
7 1 (0.14%) HTTP
7 1 (0.14%) Intranet
7 1 (0.14%) Skype
7 1 (0.14%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 202 (27.82%) SQL Server
2 112 (15.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 86 (11.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 81 (11.16%) Data Warehouse
5 61 (8.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 54 (7.44%) MySQL
7 45 (6.20%) Relational Database
8 38 (5.23%) Power BI
9 34 (4.68%) Big Data
9 34 (4.68%) SQL Server 2012
10 31 (4.27%) SQL Server 2008
11 29 (3.99%) NoSQL
12 25 (3.44%) SQL Server 2014
13 23 (3.17%) Azure SQL Database
14 16 (2.20%) BusinessObjects
15 15 (2.07%) MongoDB
15 15 (2.07%) SAS Enterprise Guide
16 13 (1.79%) Qlik Sense
16 13 (1.79%) SQL Server 2016
17 12 (1.65%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 40 (5.51%) Git (software)
2 28 (3.86%) Visual Studio
3 22 (3.03%) Selenium
4 20 (2.75%) JUnit
4 20 (2.75%) Maven
5 19 (2.62%) Jenkins
6 18 (2.48%) Bitbucket
6 18 (2.48%) Subversion
7 17 (2.34%) Team Foundation Server
8 14 (1.93%) Cucumber
9 12 (1.65%) PHPUnit
10 11 (1.52%) webpack
11 10 (1.38%) Jasmine
11 10 (1.38%) Karma Test Runner
11 10 (1.38%) PhantomJS
11 10 (1.38%) WebDriver
12 9 (1.24%) JIRA
12 9 (1.24%) ProC
13 8 (1.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 8 (1.10%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 172 (23.69%) Finance
2 64 (8.82%) Banking
3 55 (7.58%) Retail
4 44 (6.06%) Manufacturing
5 25 (3.44%) Advertising
6 22 (3.03%) Marketing
7 18 (2.48%) Legal
8 17 (2.34%) Automotive
9 14 (1.93%) Financial Institution
9 14 (1.93%) International Banking
10 8 (1.10%) Front Office
10 8 (1.10%) Investment Banking
11 6 (0.83%) Telecoms
12 5 (0.69%) Law
13 4 (0.55%) Back Office
14 3 (0.41%) Corporate Banking
15 2 (0.28%) Games
15 2 (0.28%) Publishing
15 2 (0.28%) Retail Banking
16 1 (0.14%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 323 (44.49%) Developer
2 163 (22.45%) Analyst
3 83 (11.43%) Senior Developer
4 74 (10.19%) SQL Developer
5 71 (9.78%) Consultant
6 60 (8.26%) C# Developer
7 58 (7.99%) .NET Developer
8 47 (6.47%) Java Developer
9 46 (6.34%) Architect
10 41 (5.65%) Applications Support
10 41 (5.65%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 37 (5.10%) C# .NET Developer
12 35 (4.82%) PHP Developer
12 35 (4.82%) Support Analyst
13 34 (4.68%) Data Analyst
13 34 (4.68%) SQL Analyst
14 29 (3.99%) ASP.NET Developer
14 29 (3.99%) Business Analyst
15 28 (3.86%) Salesforce Architect
15 28 (3.86%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 141 (19.42%) HTML
2 130 (17.91%) .NET
3 121 (16.67%) CSS
4 82 (11.29%) ASP.NET
5 56 (7.71%) RESTful
6 55 (7.58%) AngularJS
7 53 (7.30%) XML
8 52 (7.16%) jQuery
9 50 (6.89%) Spring
10 38 (5.23%) Hibernate
11 36 (4.96%) HTML5
12 34 (4.68%) ASP.NET MVC
13 32 (4.41%) Node.js
14 29 (3.99%) Visualforce
15 23 (3.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 22 (3.03%) .NET Framework
16 22 (3.03%) Web Services
17 21 (2.89%) Entity Framework
18 20 (2.75%) JSON
18 20 (2.75%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 77 (10.61%) Analytical Skills
2 76 (10.47%) Computer Science
3 37 (5.10%) Mobile App
4 27 (3.72%) Fintech
5 26 (3.58%) Management Information System
6 22 (3.03%) Data Structures
7 13 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
8 12 (1.65%) Reference Data
9 11 (1.52%) Greenfield Project
9 11 (1.52%) User Experience
10 10 (1.38%) AS400
10 10 (1.38%) iSeries
11 9 (1.24%) Data Centre
12 8 (1.10%) Driving Licence
12 8 (1.10%) Mobile Computing
13 5 (0.69%) Client/Server
13 5 (0.69%) EPoS
13 5 (0.69%) Replication
14 4 (0.55%) Equities
14 4 (0.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 80 (11.02%) Windows
2 60 (8.26%) Unix
3 54 (7.44%) Linux
4 23 (3.17%) Android
5 22 (3.03%) Apple iOS
5 22 (3.03%) Windows Server
6 10 (1.38%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (1.10%) Windows Mobile
8 7 (0.96%) AIX
9 6 (0.83%) Windows 10
9 6 (0.83%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (0.69%) OS/400
10 5 (0.69%) Solaris
11 2 (0.28%) CentOS
11 2 (0.28%) Kali Linux
11 2 (0.28%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.14%) Debian
12 1 (0.14%) HPUX
12 1 (0.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 143 (19.70%) Agile Software Development
2 136 (18.73%) Business Intelligence
3 78 (10.74%) ETL
4 68 (9.37%) Analytics
5 66 (9.09%) Scrum
6 63 (8.68%) MVC
7 47 (6.47%) Test Automation
8 46 (6.34%) SDLC
8 46 (6.34%) TDD
9 42 (5.79%) Web Development
10 40 (5.51%) Mentoring
11 38 (5.23%) Data Analysis
11 38 (5.23%) Data Management
12 37 (5.10%) Business Analysis
13 36 (4.96%) ERP
14 34 (4.68%) Project Management
15 33 (4.55%) ITIL
15 33 (4.55%) Logistics
16 30 (4.13%) Software Engineering
17 28 (3.86%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 166 (22.87%) JavaScript
2 132 (18.18%) C#
3 100 (13.77%) Java
4 67 (9.23%) PHP
5 59 (8.13%) T-SQL
6 41 (5.65%) Python
7 37 (5.10%) VBA
8 35 (4.82%) C
9 29 (3.99%) Apex Code
9 29 (3.99%) PL/SQL
10 23 (3.17%) PowerShell
10 23 (3.17%) R
11 13 (1.79%) VB.NET
12 10 (1.38%) RPG
13 9 (1.24%) PROC SQL
13 9 (1.24%) SAS Macro
14 8 (1.10%) C++
15 7 (0.96%) Perl
15 7 (0.96%) Shell Script
15 7 (0.96%) XPath
Qualifications
1 95 (13.09%) Degree
2 38 (5.23%) Computer Science Degree
3 21 (2.89%) Microsoft Certification
4 17 (2.34%) PhD
5 15 (2.07%) ISEB
6 7 (0.96%) MCSE
6 7 (0.96%) Security Cleared
7 5 (0.69%) MCSA
7 5 (0.69%) SC Cleared
8 4 (0.55%) CISSP
8 4 (0.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (0.41%) MCP
9 3 (0.41%) PMP
10 2 (0.28%) CISM
10 2 (0.28%) CREST Certified
10 2 (0.28%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.28%) MCDBA
10 2 (0.28%) OCP
10 2 (0.28%) Oracle Certification
10 2 (0.28%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (7.16%) QA
2 28 (3.86%) Data Quality
3 19 (2.62%) SLA
4 5 (0.69%) PMO
5 3 (0.41%) COBIT
5 3 (0.41%) GPG13
5 3 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 2 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.14%) BS7666
System Software
1 31 (4.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (3.03%) VMware Workstation
3 16 (2.20%) Hyper-V
4 14 (1.93%) Docker
5 11 (1.52%) Active Directory
6 8 (1.10%) HDFS
7 5 (0.69%) vSphere
8 3 (0.41%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.28%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 2 (0.28%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.14%) KVM
10 1 (0.14%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.14%) XenApp
10 1 (0.14%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (0.96%) Capistrano
1 7 (0.96%) Pingdom
2 4 (0.55%) SCCM
3 3 (0.41%) Netcool
3 3 (0.41%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 3 (0.41%) Oracle RMAN
3 3 (0.41%) Puppet
4 2 (0.28%) Ansible
4 2 (0.28%) Data Guard
4 2 (0.28%) Hadoop YARN
4 2 (0.28%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 2 (0.28%) ITRS Geneos
4 2 (0.28%) Nagios
4 2 (0.28%) Nessus
4 2 (0.28%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.28%) SCVMM
4 2 (0.28%) WSUS
5 1 (0.14%) Netcool/OMNIbus
5 1 (0.14%) TeamSite
5 1 (0.14%) Terraform
Vendors
1 230 (31.68%) Microsoft
2 69 (9.50%) Oracle
3 43 (5.92%) VMware
4 32 (4.41%) Salesforce.com
5 24 (3.31%) EMC
5 24 (3.31%) JD Edwards
5 24 (3.31%) NetApp
6 22 (3.03%) 3PAR
7 17 (2.34%) Tableau
8 14 (1.93%) Informatica
8 14 (1.93%) Sitecore
9 13 (1.79%) SAP
9 13 (1.79%) Xamarin
10 8 (1.10%) Capita
10 8 (1.10%) Citrix
10 8 (1.10%) Cognos
11 7 (0.96%) Rackspace
11 7 (0.96%) Splunk
11 7 (0.96%) Sybase
12 6 (0.83%) SolarWinds