Period
to 19 September 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 19 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 5 3 6
Rank change year-on-year -2 +3 -2
Permanent jobs citing SQL 705 849 736
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 18.64% 21.80% 15.30%
As % of the Programming Languages category 43.57% 42.07% 42.87%
Number of salaries quoted 615 776 631
Birmingham median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% +20.00% -6.25%
10th Percentile £28,750 £29,000 £21,500
90th Percentile £64,500 £60,000 £59,750
West Midlands median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +3.75% +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 1,618 2,018 1,717
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 42.77% 51.82% 35.69%
Number of salaries quoted 1,364 1,745 1,415
Birmingham median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £66,250 £60,000 £61,250
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.25% +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 19 September 2018.

Salary histogram for SQL in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 272 (38.58%) Microsoft
2 241 (34.18%) C#
3 226 (32.06%) JavaScript
4 223 (31.63%) .NET
5 177 (25.11%) Finance
6 168 (23.83%) SQL Server
7 163 (23.12%) HTML
8 157 (22.27%) Agile Software Development
9 148 (20.99%) Microsoft Azure
10 128 (18.16%) CSS
11 126 (17.87%) ASP.NET
12 120 (17.02%) Windows
13 109 (15.46%) MVC
14 108 (15.32%) AngularJS
15 107 (15.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 104 (14.75%) Business Intelligence
17 102 (14.47%) TDD
18 99 (14.04%) Relational Database
19 94 (13.33%) Java
20 91 (12.91%) T-SQL
21 89 (12.62%) Degree
22 84 (11.91%) jQuery
23 83 (11.77%) Web Services
24 82 (11.63%) VMware
24 82 (11.63%) Web Development
25 76 (10.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
26 69 (9.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
27 68 (9.65%) JSON
28 67 (9.50%) Active Directory
29 66 (9.36%) ASP.NET Web API

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 27 (3.83%) SharePoint
2 24 (3.40%) MS Exchange
3 22 (3.12%) Exchange Server 2003
4 14 (1.99%) SAS
5 9 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2013
5 9 (1.28%) Joomla!
5 9 (1.28%) WebSphere
6 7 (0.99%) IIS
6 7 (0.99%) Tomcat
7 6 (0.85%) Apache
7 6 (0.85%) JBoss
8 5 (0.71%) Confluence
9 4 (0.57%) Apache Spark
9 4 (0.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 4 (0.57%) WordPress
10 3 (0.43%) OpenEdge
10 3 (0.43%) Oracle Application Server
10 3 (0.43%) Skype for Business
10 3 (0.43%) WebSphere Application Server
11 2 (0.28%) WebLogic
Applications
1 51 (7.23%) Microsoft Excel
1 51 (7.23%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (0.57%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 3 (0.43%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.28%) Maya
6 1 (0.14%) Mingle
6 1 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 17 (2.41%) Dynamics CRM
1 17 (2.41%) Dynamics NAV
2 7 (0.99%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (0.85%) Payment Gateway
4 4 (0.57%) NetSuite
4 4 (0.57%) SAP Business One
5 3 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.28%) Infor LN
6 2 (0.28%) Misys Equation
6 2 (0.28%) Sage 200
7 1 (0.14%) Adobe Campaign
7 1 (0.14%) FastStats
7 1 (0.14%) Infor CloudSuite
7 1 (0.14%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
7 1 (0.14%) Infor M3
7 1 (0.14%) Maximo
7 1 (0.14%) Relativity
7 1 (0.14%) Sage 1000
7 1 (0.14%) Sage 500
Cloud Services
1 148 (20.99%) Microsoft Azure
2 63 (8.94%) Office 365
3 50 (7.09%) Amazon AWS
4 24 (3.40%) Azure Active Directory
5 19 (2.70%) Amazon EC2
5 19 (2.70%) Amazon S3
6 18 (2.55%) Cloud Computing
7 17 (2.41%) Amazon SQS
8 15 (2.13%) Dynamics 365
8 15 (2.13%) Serverless
9 12 (1.70%) Azure Data Factory
10 11 (1.56%) AWS Lambda
11 10 (1.42%) Amazon EMR
11 10 (1.42%) Amazon Kinesis
11 10 (1.42%) GitHub
12 9 (1.28%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 9 (1.28%) AWS CloudFormation
12 9 (1.28%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 8 (1.13%) IaaS
13 8 (1.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (4.68%) Firewall
2 31 (4.40%) SAN
3 22 (3.12%) Remote Desktop
4 16 (2.27%) IPsec
5 10 (1.42%) Network Security
6 9 (1.28%) DNS
6 9 (1.28%) Skype
6 9 (1.28%) VLAN
7 8 (1.13%) IPv6
7 8 (1.13%) Spanning Tree
7 8 (1.13%) VSAN
8 7 (0.99%) SSL
9 6 (0.85%) Wireless
10 5 (0.71%) TCP/IP
11 4 (0.57%) Cisco IOS
11 4 (0.57%) DHCP
11 4 (0.57%) HTTP
11 4 (0.57%) Intrusion Detection
12 3 (0.43%) WAN
13 2 (0.28%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 168 (23.83%) SQL Server
2 107 (15.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 99 (14.04%) Relational Database
4 76 (10.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 69 (9.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 53 (7.52%) Data Warehouse
7 52 (7.38%) SQL Server 2012
8 49 (6.95%) Power BI
9 47 (6.67%) NoSQL
10 45 (6.38%) MySQL
11 38 (5.39%) Azure SQL Database
12 28 (3.97%) MongoDB
12 28 (3.97%) SQL Server 2014
13 26 (3.69%) Oracle Database
14 24 (3.40%) SQL Server 2016
15 19 (2.70%) Amazon RDS
15 19 (2.70%) RDBMS
16 17 (2.41%) Oracle Database 12c
17 16 (2.27%) Cosmos DB
18 15 (2.13%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 51 (7.23%) Team Foundation Server
2 43 (6.10%) Visual Studio
3 39 (5.53%) Git (software)
4 25 (3.55%) JIRA
5 24 (3.40%) Jasmine
6 22 (3.12%) webpack
7 21 (2.98%) Karma Test Runner
7 21 (2.98%) PhantomJS
7 21 (2.98%) Subversion
8 18 (2.55%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 15 (2.13%) Jenkins
10 14 (1.99%) Maven
11 12 (1.70%) Selenium
12 11 (1.56%) TeamCity
13 10 (1.42%) JUnit
14 7 (0.99%) Eclipse
14 7 (0.99%) Rational Rose
14 7 (0.99%) TestNG
15 6 (0.85%) Visual Studio Team System
15 6 (0.85%) WebDriver
General
1 177 (25.11%) Finance
2 41 (5.82%) Advertising
3 40 (5.67%) Retail
4 38 (5.39%) Legal
5 31 (4.40%) Marketing
6 17 (2.41%) Automotive
7 12 (1.70%) Banking
8 11 (1.56%) Manufacturing
9 10 (1.42%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.57%) Front Office
10 4 (0.57%) Games
10 4 (0.57%) Law
10 4 (0.57%) Local Government
11 2 (0.28%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.14%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.14%) French Language
12 1 (0.14%) International Banking
12 1 (0.14%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.14%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 332 (47.09%) Developer
2 99 (14.04%) C# Developer
3 95 (13.48%) Analyst
4 89 (12.62%) .NET Developer
5 74 (10.50%) Senior Developer
6 68 (9.65%) Consultant
7 46 (6.52%) C# .NET Developer
8 42 (5.96%) Architect
9 41 (5.82%) DBA
9 41 (5.82%) Java Developer
10 36 (5.11%) Full Stack Developer
10 36 (5.11%) Software Developer
11 32 (4.54%) Solutions Architect
12 31 (4.40%) SQL DBA
13 30 (4.26%) Administrator
14 28 (3.97%) Software Engineer
14 28 (3.97%) SQL Developer
15 27 (3.83%) ASP.NET Developer
15 27 (3.83%) Business Intelligence Developer
16 25 (3.55%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 223 (31.63%) .NET
2 163 (23.12%) HTML
3 128 (18.16%) CSS
4 126 (17.87%) ASP.NET
5 108 (15.32%) AngularJS
6 84 (11.91%) jQuery
7 83 (11.77%) Web Services
8 68 (9.65%) JSON
9 66 (9.36%) ASP.NET Web API
10 53 (7.52%) LINQ
10 53 (7.52%) Node.js
11 52 (7.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 51 (7.23%) HTML5
13 47 (6.67%) KnockoutJS
14 46 (6.52%) Hibernate
15 44 (6.24%) ASP.NET MVC
15 44 (6.24%) React
16 43 (6.10%) .NET Framework
17 40 (5.67%) Spring
18 39 (5.53%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 58 (8.23%) Analytical Skills
1 58 (8.23%) Self-Motivation
2 57 (8.09%) Computer Science
3 32 (4.54%) Mobile App
4 29 (4.11%) Data Centre
5 26 (3.69%) Greenfield Project
6 18 (2.55%) Enterprise Software
7 16 (2.27%) HP StoreVirtual
8 11 (1.56%) Driving Licence
8 11 (1.56%) Fintech
8 11 (1.56%) Private Cloud
8 11 (1.56%) User Experience
9 10 (1.42%) Management Information System
9 10 (1.42%) Public Cloud
10 8 (1.13%) Fat Client
10 8 (1.13%) Thin Client
11 7 (0.99%) Clustering
11 7 (0.99%) EPoS
11 7 (0.99%) Hybrid Cloud
12 6 (0.85%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 120 (17.02%) Windows
2 61 (8.65%) Windows Server
3 43 (6.10%) Linux
4 26 (3.69%) Unix
5 25 (3.55%) Windows Server 2012
6 23 (3.26%) Windows 7
7 18 (2.55%) Windows 10
8 16 (2.27%) Windows Server 2003
9 13 (1.84%) Mac OS X
9 13 (1.84%) Windows Server 2008
10 11 (1.56%) Windows 8
11 7 (0.99%) CentOS
12 5 (0.71%) Ubuntu
13 4 (0.57%) Mac OS
13 4 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (0.57%) SUSE
14 3 (0.43%) AIX
14 3 (0.43%) Apple iOS
15 2 (0.28%) Android
15 2 (0.28%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 157 (22.27%) Agile Software Development
2 109 (15.46%) MVC
3 104 (14.75%) Business Intelligence
4 102 (14.47%) TDD
5 82 (11.63%) Web Development
6 64 (9.08%) Problem-Solving
7 62 (8.79%) Scrum
8 58 (8.23%) Project Management
9 57 (8.09%) Analytics
10 55 (7.80%) Software Engineering
11 46 (6.52%) ETL
12 40 (5.67%) SDLC
13 35 (4.96%) Data Analysis
14 34 (4.82%) Data Modelling
14 34 (4.82%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 34 (4.82%) ITIL
15 33 (4.68%) Continuous Improvement
15 33 (4.68%) OO
16 32 (4.54%) Microservices
17 30 (4.26%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 241 (34.18%) C#
2 226 (32.06%) JavaScript
3 94 (13.33%) Java
4 91 (12.91%) T-SQL
5 50 (7.09%) PowerShell
6 41 (5.82%) PL/SQL
7 36 (5.11%) Python
8 33 (4.68%) PHP
9 25 (3.55%) VBScript
10 21 (2.98%) Bash Shell
10 21 (2.98%) Java 8
10 21 (2.98%) TypeScript
10 21 (2.98%) VB.NET
11 19 (2.70%) Scala
11 19 (2.70%) VBA
12 11 (1.56%) R
12 11 (1.56%) Shell Script
13 10 (1.42%) C
14 9 (1.28%) FoxPro (VFP)
14 9 (1.28%) VB
Qualifications
1 89 (12.62%) Degree
2 54 (7.66%) Computer Science Degree
2 54 (7.66%) Microsoft Certification
3 29 (4.11%) MCSE
4 25 (3.55%) Security Cleared
5 18 (2.55%) Master's Degree
6 17 (2.41%) MCP
7 10 (1.42%) MCSA
8 9 (1.28%) SC Cleared
9 8 (1.13%) MCPD
10 5 (0.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 4 (0.57%) AAT
11 4 (0.57%) ISEB
11 4 (0.57%) PhD
12 3 (0.43%) ACCA
12 3 (0.43%) CIMA
12 3 (0.43%) Numerate Degree
12 3 (0.43%) Sun Certification
13 2 (0.28%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (0.28%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (4.68%) SLA
2 19 (2.70%) QA
3 15 (2.13%) Data Quality
4 10 (1.42%) GDPR
5 5 (0.71%) PMO
6 4 (0.57%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.14%) Basel II
7 1 (0.14%) IAS 39
7 1 (0.14%) IFRS
7 1 (0.14%) IFRS 9
7 1 (0.14%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.14%) WCAG
System Software
1 67 (9.50%) Active Directory
2 54 (7.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (5.11%) Hyper-V
4 21 (2.98%) vSphere
5 19 (2.70%) XenDesktop
6 16 (2.27%) Docker
6 16 (2.27%) Forefront TMG
6 16 (2.27%) Terminal Services
7 14 (1.99%) XenApp
8 13 (1.84%) Virtual Machines
9 8 (1.13%) HDFS
9 8 (1.13%) VMware NSX
10 6 (0.85%) Oracle RAC
10 6 (0.85%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (0.43%) VMware Workstation
12 2 (0.28%) Firmware
13 1 (0.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 1 (0.14%) Squid
Systems Management
1 29 (4.11%) SCCM
2 22 (3.12%) WSUS
3 14 (1.99%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (1.28%) Ansible
5 7 (0.99%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 6 (0.85%) Puppet
6 6 (0.85%) Terraform
7 5 (0.71%) Kubernetes
8 3 (0.43%) Backup Exec
8 3 (0.43%) Data Guard
8 3 (0.43%) HP Data Protector
8 3 (0.43%) Oracle RMAN
8 3 (0.43%) SCOM
9 2 (0.28%) Control-M
9 2 (0.28%) Microsoft Intune
10 1 (0.14%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
10 1 (0.14%) Failover Clustering
10 1 (0.14%) FortiGate
10 1 (0.14%) Hadoop YARN
10 1 (0.14%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 272 (38.58%) Microsoft
2 82 (11.63%) VMware
3 64 (9.08%) Oracle
4 39 (5.53%) Xamarin
5 28 (3.97%) Cisco
5 28 (3.97%) HP
5 28 (3.97%) NetApp
6 22 (3.12%) Citrix
7 20 (2.84%) Remedy
8 19 (2.70%) SAP
9 16 (2.27%) CheckPoint
9 16 (2.27%) SonicWALL
10 15 (2.13%) Dell
10 15 (2.13%) Tableau
11 13 (1.84%) Capita
11 13 (1.84%) Salesforce.com
12 11 (1.56%) Sybase
13 9 (1.28%) Dell Compellent
14 8 (1.13%) Google
14 8 (1.13%) Red Hat