Period
to 5 December 2020

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 5 December 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
5 Dec 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 6 5 4
Rank change year-on-year -1 -1 0
Permanent jobs citing SQL 257 494 618
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Birmingham 21.22% 18.34% 17.05%
As % of the Programming Languages category 37.52% 43.99% 41.50%
Number of salaries quoted 275 501 595
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - -
10th Percentile £31,000 £26,250 £28,750
90th Percentile £72,000 £66,250 £65,000
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%

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 685 1,123 1,489
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 56.56% 41.70% 41.09%
Number of salaries quoted 600 1,017 1,240
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £43,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +4.05% +1.76%
10th Percentile £33,738 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £68,750 £67,500
West Midlands median annual salary £47,500 £42,625 £42,500
% change year-on-year +11.44% +0.29% +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 5 December 2020.

Salary histogram for SQL in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 5 December 2020, 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.

1 154 (59.92%) Azure
2 96 (37.35%) .NET
3 91 (35.41%) Agile Software Development
4 89 (34.63%) C#
5 78 (30.35%) DevOps
6 70 (27.24%) JavaScript
7 69 (26.85%) Microsoft
8 60 (23.35%) SQL Server
9 58 (22.57%) HTML
10 56 (21.79%) CSS
11 53 (20.62%) T-SQL
12 50 (19.46%) Business Intelligence
12 50 (19.46%) Microservices
13 48 (18.68%) Analytics
14 44 (17.12%) Oracle
15 42 (16.34%) NoSQL
16 41 (15.95%) Power Platform
17 37 (14.40%) Power BI
17 37 (14.40%) TDD
18 36 (14.01%) Finance
18 36 (14.01%) .NET Framework
18 36 (14.01%) Windows
18 36 (14.01%) PowerShell
19 34 (13.23%) AngularJS
19 34 (13.23%) ETL
20 33 (12.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
21 32 (12.45%) Migration
21 32 (12.45%) Java
22 31 (12.06%) MVC
22 31 (12.06%) jQuery

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 14 (5.45%) IIS
2 8 (3.11%) SharePoint
3 5 (1.95%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (1.17%) CMS
4 3 (1.17%) EPiServer
5 2 (0.78%) Confluence
5 2 (0.78%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.78%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.39%) Apache
6 1 (0.39%) JBoss
6 1 (0.39%) Mule
6 1 (0.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.39%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (3.11%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (1.56%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 7 (2.72%) Oracle BPM
2 5 (1.95%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (1.56%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (1.17%) Oracle ERP
4 3 (1.17%) Oracle Payables
4 3 (1.17%) Oracle Receivables
5 2 (0.78%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.78%) Workfront
6 1 (0.39%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.39%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 154 (59.92%) Azure
2 41 (15.95%) Power Platform
3 26 (10.12%) Azure Data Factory
4 25 (9.73%) AWS
4 25 (9.73%) PaaS
5 17 (6.61%) GitHub
6 15 (5.84%) SaaS
7 14 (5.45%) IaaS
8 11 (4.28%) Office 365
9 10 (3.89%) Azure Stack
9 10 (3.89%) npm
10 9 (3.50%) Dynamics 365
10 9 (3.50%) OpenShift
11 8 (3.11%) Cloud Computing
12 6 (2.33%) Azure Active Directory
13 5 (1.95%) Power Automate
14 3 (1.17%) GCP
14 3 (1.17%) Logic Apps
14 3 (1.17%) Serverless
15 2 (0.78%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.50%) AMQP
2 3 (1.17%) DNS
3 2 (0.78%) NAS
3 2 (0.78%) SAN
4 1 (0.39%) DHCP
4 1 (0.39%) Internet
4 1 (0.39%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (0.39%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.39%) VoIP
4 1 (0.39%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (23.35%) SQL Server
2 42 (16.34%) NoSQL
3 37 (14.40%) Power BI
4 33 (12.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 27 (10.51%) Data Warehouse
6 23 (8.95%) Azure SQL Database
7 17 (6.61%) Redis
8 16 (6.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 15 (5.84%) Data Lake
10 13 (5.06%) Relational Database
11 12 (4.67%) SQL Server 2012
11 12 (4.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 11 (4.28%) PostgreSQL
13 9 (3.50%) Cosmos DB
14 8 (3.11%) MongoDB
14 8 (3.11%) MySQL
15 5 (1.95%) RDBMS
15 5 (1.95%) Tableau
16 4 (1.56%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
16 4 (1.56%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 26 (10.12%) Git (software)
1 26 (10.12%) Jenkins
2 13 (5.06%) Selenium
3 12 (4.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 10 (3.89%) gulp
4 10 (3.89%) jspm
4 10 (3.89%) NUnit
4 10 (3.89%) Postman
5 9 (3.50%) GitLab
5 9 (3.50%) JIRA
5 9 (3.50%) Moq
5 9 (3.50%) MSTest
6 8 (3.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 8 (3.11%) TeamCity
7 6 (2.33%) Bitbucket
7 6 (2.33%) SpecFlow
7 6 (2.33%) Visual Studio
8 5 (1.95%) Appium
8 5 (1.95%) Cucumber
8 5 (1.95%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 36 (14.01%) Finance
2 15 (5.84%) Public Sector
3 10 (3.89%) Law
4 4 (1.56%) Advertising
4 4 (1.56%) Games
5 3 (1.17%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.78%) Banking
6 2 (0.78%) Legal
6 2 (0.78%) Retail
6 2 (0.78%) Social Housing
7 1 (0.39%) Automotive
7 1 (0.39%) Back Office
7 1 (0.39%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.39%) Marketing
7 1 (0.39%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 96 (37.35%) Developer
2 43 (16.73%) Azure Engineer
3 34 (13.23%) Full Stack Developer
4 31 (12.06%) Analyst
5 29 (11.28%) DevOps Engineer
6 24 (9.34%) .NET Developer
7 19 (7.39%) Architect
8 18 (7.00%) Platform Engineer
8 18 (7.00%) Senior Developer
9 17 (6.61%) C# Developer
9 17 (6.61%) Data Engineer
10 15 (5.84%) Azure DevOps Engineer
10 15 (5.84%) C# .NET Developer
11 13 (5.06%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 12 (4.67%) SQL Developer
13 11 (4.28%) Software Developer
13 11 (4.28%) Test Analyst
14 9 (3.50%) Angular Developer
14 9 (3.50%) Java Developer
14 9 (3.50%) Senior Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 96 (37.35%) .NET
2 58 (22.57%) HTML
3 56 (21.79%) CSS
4 36 (14.01%) .NET Framework
5 34 (13.23%) AngularJS
6 31 (12.06%) jQuery
6 31 (12.06%) REST
7 28 (10.89%) ASP.NET
8 27 (10.51%) React
9 25 (9.73%) .NET Core
10 24 (9.34%) Ajax
11 23 (8.95%) JSON
12 20 (7.78%) ASP.NET MVC
13 19 (7.39%) Entity Framework
14 16 (6.23%) ASP.NET Web API
15 15 (5.84%) Spring
15 15 (5.84%) WCF
16 13 (5.06%) Kafka
16 13 (5.06%) RESTful
16 13 (5.06%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 20 (7.78%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (6.23%) Self-Motivation
3 10 (3.89%) Cloud Native
4 9 (3.50%) Private Cloud
5 8 (3.11%) Greenfield Project
5 8 (3.11%) Mobile App
6 5 (1.95%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (1.56%) User Experience
8 3 (1.17%) PlayStation
9 2 (0.78%) Analytical Mindset
9 2 (0.78%) Data Centre
9 2 (0.78%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.39%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.39%) Public Cloud
10 1 (0.39%) Reinsurance
10 1 (0.39%) RIA
10 1 (0.39%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 36 (14.01%) Windows
2 20 (7.78%) Linux
3 12 (4.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 9 (3.50%) Windows Server
5 8 (3.11%) CentOS
6 4 (1.56%) Solaris
7 3 (1.17%) Android
7 3 (1.17%) Apple iOS
7 3 (1.17%) Ubuntu
7 3 (1.17%) Unix
8 2 (0.78%) AIX
9 1 (0.39%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (35.41%) Agile Software Development
2 78 (30.35%) DevOps
3 50 (19.46%) Business Intelligence
3 50 (19.46%) Microservices
4 48 (18.68%) Analytics
5 37 (14.40%) TDD
6 34 (13.23%) ETL
7 32 (12.45%) Migration
8 31 (12.06%) MVC
9 29 (11.28%) Test Automation
10 26 (10.12%) Continuous Integration
11 21 (8.17%) Scrum
11 21 (8.17%) Software Engineering
12 20 (7.78%) Multithreading
13 18 (7.00%) Mentoring
14 17 (6.61%) BDD
14 17 (6.61%) Data Analytics
14 17 (6.61%) Fintech
15 16 (6.23%) SOLID
16 14 (5.45%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 89 (34.63%) C#
2 70 (27.24%) JavaScript
3 53 (20.62%) T-SQL
4 36 (14.01%) PowerShell
5 32 (12.45%) Java
6 30 (11.67%) Python
7 13 (5.06%) Go
7 13 (5.06%) PHP
7 13 (5.06%) Ruby
8 10 (3.89%) PL/SQL
9 9 (3.50%) Perl
10 8 (3.11%) TypeScript
11 4 (1.56%) R
11 4 (1.56%) VB
12 3 (1.17%) C++
12 3 (1.17%) Java 8
13 2 (0.78%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.39%) ANSI SQL
14 1 (0.39%) C
14 1 (0.39%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 12 (4.67%) Degree
2 8 (3.11%) AWS Certification
3 6 (2.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (1.95%) MCSE
5 4 (1.56%) SC Cleared
5 4 (1.56%) Security Cleared
6 3 (1.17%) CCNA
6 3 (1.17%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (1.17%) DV Cleared
6 3 (1.17%) Oracle Certification
7 2 (0.78%) MCSA
8 1 (0.39%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.39%) IIBA
8 1 (0.39%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (7.78%) QA
2 3 (1.17%) PMO
3 2 (0.78%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.78%) IFRS
4 1 (0.39%) GDPR
4 1 (0.39%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 24 (9.34%) Docker
2 8 (3.11%) Active Directory
3 4 (1.56%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.78%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.78%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 2 (0.78%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.39%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.39%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 29 (11.28%) Terraform
2 14 (5.45%) Ansible
2 14 (5.45%) Kubernetes
3 11 (4.28%) Puppet
4 10 (3.89%) MIIS
4 10 (3.89%) Single Sign-On
5 8 (3.11%) Grafana
5 8 (3.11%) Graphite
5 8 (3.11%) Prometheus
6 6 (2.33%) SCCM
7 4 (1.56%) Microsoft Intune
8 3 (1.17%) ITRS Geneos
9 2 (0.78%) Backup Exec
9 2 (0.78%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 2 (0.78%) NetBackup
9 2 (0.78%) SCOM
9 2 (0.78%) WSUS
10 1 (0.39%) Consul
10 1 (0.39%) Docker Swarm
10 1 (0.39%) Packer
Vendors
1 69 (26.85%) Microsoft
2 44 (17.12%) Oracle
3 11 (4.28%) Red Hat
4 7 (2.72%) EnterpriseDB
5 5 (1.95%) Databricks
5 5 (1.95%) Talend
6 4 (1.56%) Google
6 4 (1.56%) VMware
6 4 (1.56%) Xamarin
7 3 (1.17%) Broadcom
7 3 (1.17%) MuleSoft
8 2 (0.78%) Dell
8 2 (0.78%) Ivanti
8 2 (0.78%) NetApp
8 2 (0.78%) Remedy
8 2 (0.78%) SAP
8 2 (0.78%) ServiceNow
8 2 (0.78%) SolarWinds
8 2 (0.78%) Sybase
8 2 (0.78%) UiPath