Period
to 28 January 2021

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 28 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
28 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 7 5 8
Rank change year-on-year -2 +3 -4
Permanent jobs citing SQL 311 456 500
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Birmingham 21.67% 17.75% 15.18%
As % of the Programming Languages category 37.93% 40.64% 40.03%
Number of salaries quoted 335 455 440
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - -
10th Percentile £32,500 £26,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,750 £67,500
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,250
% change year-on-year - +4.05% +4.22%

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 820 1,122 1,249
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 57.14% 43.67% 37.92%
Number of salaries quoted 701 1,001 1,011
Median annual salary £52,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.67% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £35,000 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £71,250 £70,000
West Midlands median annual salary £48,500 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +10.23% +3.53% +6.25%

SQL
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL in Birmingham

SQL
Salary Trend in Birmingham

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing SQL in Birmingham.

Salary trend for SQL in Birmingham

SQL
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Salary distribution for jobs citing SQL in Birmingham over the 6 months to 28 January 2021.

Salary histogram for SQL in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 28 January 2021, 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.

1 182 (58.52%) Azure
2 112 (36.01%) .NET
3 110 (35.37%) C#
3 110 (35.37%) Agile Software Development
4 96 (30.87%) Microsoft
5 93 (29.90%) JavaScript
6 90 (28.94%) DevOps
7 83 (26.69%) SQL Server
8 80 (25.72%) CSS
9 79 (25.40%) T-SQL
10 78 (25.08%) HTML
11 66 (21.22%) Analytics
12 61 (19.61%) Microservices
13 56 (18.01%) Business Intelligence
14 50 (16.08%) jQuery
15 48 (15.43%) Windows
16 47 (15.11%) React
16 47 (15.11%) PowerShell
17 46 (14.79%) Oracle
17 46 (14.79%) MVC
17 46 (14.79%) Power Platform
18 45 (14.47%) AngularJS
19 44 (14.15%) Finance
20 43 (13.83%) REST
20 43 (13.83%) NoSQL
21 42 (13.50%) .NET Framework
21 42 (13.50%) Power BI
22 40 (12.86%) Java
22 40 (12.86%) ASP.NET
23 39 (12.54%) Ajax

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 17 (5.47%) IIS
2 11 (3.54%) SharePoint
3 9 (2.89%) Confluence
4 7 (2.25%) Apache Spark
5 5 (1.61%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.64%) Apache
6 2 (0.64%) Apache Synapse
6 2 (0.64%) CMS
6 2 (0.64%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.64%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.32%) JBoss
7 1 (0.32%) Mule
7 1 (0.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.32%) Tomcat
Applications
1 19 (6.11%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (3.22%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.64%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 7 (2.25%) Oracle BPM
2 5 (1.61%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (1.29%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (1.29%) Workfront
4 2 (0.64%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.64%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.64%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (0.64%) Oracle Receivables
4 2 (0.64%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 182 (58.52%) Azure
2 46 (14.79%) Power Platform
3 37 (11.90%) AWS
4 29 (9.32%) Azure Data Factory
4 29 (9.32%) PaaS
5 24 (7.72%) SaaS
6 16 (5.14%) IaaS
6 16 (5.14%) Office 365
7 14 (4.50%) Azure Active Directory
8 13 (4.18%) GitHub
8 13 (4.18%) npm
9 11 (3.54%) Dynamics 365
10 10 (3.22%) Azure Stack
11 9 (2.89%) Logic Apps
11 9 (2.89%) Serverless
12 8 (2.57%) OpenShift
13 5 (1.61%) Cloud Computing
13 5 (1.61%) GCP
13 5 (1.61%) Power Automate
14 4 (1.29%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.57%) AMQP
2 4 (1.29%) NAS
2 4 (1.29%) SAN
3 3 (0.96%) DNS
4 2 (0.64%) VPN
5 1 (0.32%) DKIM
5 1 (0.32%) DMARC
5 1 (0.32%) Firewall
5 1 (0.32%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (26.69%) SQL Server
2 43 (13.83%) NoSQL
3 42 (13.50%) Power BI
4 39 (12.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 30 (9.65%) Azure SQL Database
6 28 (9.00%) Data Warehouse
7 24 (7.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 21 (6.75%) Redis
9 16 (5.14%) Data Lake
10 15 (4.82%) SQL Server 2012
10 15 (4.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 13 (4.18%) Cosmos DB
11 13 (4.18%) Relational Database
12 12 (3.86%) MongoDB
12 12 (3.86%) MySQL
13 11 (3.54%) PostgreSQL
14 7 (2.25%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
15 5 (1.61%) Hadoop
16 4 (1.29%) MS Access
16 4 (1.29%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 29 (9.32%) Jenkins
2 26 (8.36%) Git (software)
3 16 (5.14%) JIRA
3 16 (5.14%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 13 (4.18%) gulp
4 13 (4.18%) jspm
4 13 (4.18%) NUnit
4 13 (4.18%) Visual Studio
5 12 (3.86%) Moq
5 12 (3.86%) MSTest
6 11 (3.54%) Bitbucket
6 11 (3.54%) Selenium
7 9 (2.89%) Team Foundation Server
8 8 (2.57%) Octopus Deploy
8 8 (2.57%) Postman
8 8 (2.57%) TeamCity
9 7 (2.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 7 (2.25%) Visual Studio Team System
10 6 (1.93%) GitLab
11 5 (1.61%) SpecFlow
General
1 44 (14.15%) Finance
2 15 (4.82%) Public Sector
3 12 (3.86%) Law
4 6 (1.93%) Back Office
4 6 (1.93%) Retail
5 4 (1.29%) Advertising
5 4 (1.29%) Automotive
5 4 (1.29%) Multimedia
6 3 (0.96%) Games
6 3 (0.96%) Manufacturing
6 3 (0.96%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.64%) Banking
7 2 (0.64%) Marketing
7 2 (0.64%) Social Housing
8 1 (0.32%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.32%) Legal
8 1 (0.32%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 124 (39.87%) Developer
2 49 (15.76%) Full Stack Developer
3 42 (13.50%) Azure Engineer
4 36 (11.58%) Analyst
5 30 (9.65%) .NET Developer
6 28 (9.00%) C# Developer
6 28 (9.00%) DevOps Engineer
7 22 (7.07%) Senior Developer
8 21 (6.75%) Architect
8 21 (6.75%) C# .NET Developer
9 20 (6.43%) Data Engineer
10 19 (6.11%) Data Analyst
11 16 (5.14%) SQL Developer
12 15 (4.82%) Azure DevOps Engineer
12 15 (4.82%) Platform Engineer
13 14 (4.50%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 13 (4.18%) Angular Developer
15 12 (3.86%) React Developer
15 12 (3.86%) Senior Full Stack Developer
15 12 (3.86%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 112 (36.01%) .NET
2 80 (25.72%) CSS
3 78 (25.08%) HTML
4 50 (16.08%) jQuery
5 47 (15.11%) React
6 45 (14.47%) AngularJS
7 43 (13.83%) REST
8 42 (13.50%) .NET Framework
9 40 (12.86%) ASP.NET
10 39 (12.54%) Ajax
11 34 (10.93%) JSON
12 32 (10.29%) ASP.NET MVC
13 30 (9.65%) Entity Framework
14 27 (8.68%) .NET Core
15 24 (7.72%) ASP.NET Web API
16 19 (6.11%) Kafka
17 17 (5.47%) WCF
18 15 (4.82%) Sass
19 14 (4.50%) RESTful
19 14 (4.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 24 (7.72%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (5.14%) Self-Motivation
3 9 (2.89%) Cloud Native
4 8 (2.57%) Private Cloud
5 7 (2.25%) Mobile App
6 6 (1.93%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (1.93%) Public Cloud
7 5 (1.61%) Greenfield Project
7 5 (1.61%) Management Information System
7 5 (1.61%) N-Tier
8 4 (1.29%) Data Centre
8 4 (1.29%) User Experience
9 3 (0.96%) PlayStation
10 2 (0.64%) Algorithms
10 2 (0.64%) Analytical Mindset
10 2 (0.64%) Data Structures
10 2 (0.64%) LPAR
10 2 (0.64%) PMI
10 2 (0.64%) Taxonomies
11 1 (0.32%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 48 (15.43%) Windows
2 29 (9.32%) Linux
3 15 (4.82%) Windows Server
4 14 (4.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (1.93%) Ubuntu
6 5 (1.61%) CentOS
7 4 (1.29%) Solaris
8 3 (0.96%) Unix
9 2 (0.64%) AIX
9 2 (0.64%) Android
9 2 (0.64%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (35.37%) Agile Software Development
2 90 (28.94%) DevOps
3 66 (21.22%) Analytics
4 61 (19.61%) Microservices
5 56 (18.01%) Business Intelligence
6 46 (14.79%) MVC
7 35 (11.25%) Migration
8 33 (10.61%) ETL
8 33 (10.61%) TDD
9 31 (9.97%) Test Automation
10 28 (9.00%) Software Engineering
11 27 (8.68%) Multithreading
12 25 (8.04%) Scrum
13 24 (7.72%) Data Analysis
13 24 (7.72%) Project Management
14 22 (7.07%) Continuous Integration
15 21 (6.75%) BDD
15 21 (6.75%) Data Analytics
16 19 (6.11%) Configuration Management
16 19 (6.11%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 110 (35.37%) C#
2 93 (29.90%) JavaScript
3 79 (25.40%) T-SQL
4 47 (15.11%) PowerShell
5 40 (12.86%) Java
6 37 (11.90%) Python
7 22 (7.07%) PHP
8 10 (3.22%) Go
8 10 (3.22%) PL/SQL
9 9 (2.89%) TypeScript
10 8 (2.57%) Ruby
11 7 (2.25%) Perl
12 5 (1.61%) Java 8
12 5 (1.61%) VB
13 4 (1.29%) R
14 2 (0.64%) Bash Shell
14 2 (0.64%) C
14 2 (0.64%) C++
14 2 (0.64%) Scala
14 2 (0.64%) VBA
Qualifications
1 14 (4.50%) Degree
2 12 (3.86%) SC Cleared
2 12 (3.86%) Security Cleared
3 9 (2.89%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (2.57%) MCSE
5 5 (1.61%) AWS Certification
6 4 (1.29%) CCNA
6 4 (1.29%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (1.29%) MCSA
7 3 (0.96%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.64%) DBS Check
8 2 (0.64%) Oracle Certification
8 2 (0.64%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.64%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (7.07%) QA
2 6 (1.93%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.64%) GDPR
3 2 (0.64%) IFRS
4 1 (0.32%) IFRS 9
4 1 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.32%) PMO
System Software
1 33 (10.61%) Docker
2 15 (4.82%) Active Directory
3 8 (2.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.29%) Hyper-V
4 4 (1.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 4 (1.29%) Virtual Servers
5 3 (0.96%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (0.64%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 32 (10.29%) Terraform
2 23 (7.40%) Kubernetes
3 16 (5.14%) Ansible
4 12 (3.86%) SCCM
5 11 (3.54%) MIIS
5 11 (3.54%) Single Sign-On
6 9 (2.89%) Puppet
7 8 (2.57%) Microsoft Intune
8 5 (1.61%) Grafana
8 5 (1.61%) Graphite
8 5 (1.61%) Prometheus
9 4 (1.29%) Backup Exec
9 4 (1.29%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 4 (1.29%) NetBackup
9 4 (1.29%) SCOM
9 4 (1.29%) WSUS
10 3 (0.96%) ITRS Geneos
11 1 (0.32%) Consul
11 1 (0.32%) Docker Swarm
11 1 (0.32%) Packer
Vendors
1 96 (30.87%) Microsoft
2 46 (14.79%) Oracle
3 11 (3.54%) Red Hat
4 8 (2.57%) Databricks
4 8 (2.57%) VMware
5 7 (2.25%) EnterpriseDB
6 6 (1.93%) Atlassian
7 5 (1.61%) Alteryx
7 5 (1.61%) Cognos
7 5 (1.61%) Talend
8 4 (1.29%) Citrix
8 4 (1.29%) EMC
8 4 (1.29%) Google
8 4 (1.29%) Ivanti
8 4 (1.29%) NetApp
8 4 (1.29%) Remedy
8 4 (1.29%) ServiceNow
9 3 (0.96%) Broadcom
9 3 (0.96%) MuleSoft
10 2 (0.64%) SolarWinds