Period
to 25 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the Midlands with a requirement for SQL Server skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited SQL Server over the 6 months to 25 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
England > Midlands
6 months to
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 9 12 7
Rank change year-on-year +3 -5 -3
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2,466 2,561 3,163
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 16.34% 15.68% 17.49%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 54.28% 53.13% 55.94%
Number of salaries quoted 2,112 2,276 2,841
Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%
10th Percentile £27,000 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £56,250 £53,750 £53,750
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

SQL Server is in the Databases and Business Intelligence category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the Midlands with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 4,543 4,820 5,654
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 30.11% 29.52% 31.26%
Number of salaries quoted 3,848 4,040 4,692
Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £61,250 £57,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

Job postings citing SQL Server as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server in the Midlands

SQL Server
Salary Trend in the Midlands

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

Salary trend for SQL Server in the Midlands

SQL Server
Salary Histogram in the Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in the Midlands over the 6 months to 25 February 2018.

Salary histogram for SQL Server in the Midlands

SQL Server
Job Locations in the Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 25 February 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Midlands +1 1,412 £40,000 - 226
East Midlands +3 1,054 £38,500 -3.75% 217
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 25 February 2018, IT jobs citing SQL Server 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 Midlands region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 1,445 (58.60%) C#
2 1,438 (58.31%) .NET
3 1,192 (48.34%) SQL
4 1,004 (40.71%) ASP.NET
5 961 (38.97%) MVC
6 939 (38.08%) Microsoft
7 885 (35.89%) Agile Software Development
8 854 (34.63%) JavaScript
9 826 (33.50%) HTML
10 804 (32.60%) CSS
11 551 (22.34%) ASP.NET MVC
12 444 (18.00%) jQuery
13 436 (17.68%) AngularJS
14 432 (17.52%) Windows
15 431 (17.48%) ASP.NET Web API
16 416 (16.87%) TDD
17 400 (16.22%) .NET Framework
18 389 (15.77%) Microsoft Azure
19 383 (15.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 378 (15.33%) T-SQL
20 378 (15.33%) Business Intelligence
21 372 (15.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
22 340 (13.79%) Entity Framework
23 316 (12.81%) SQL Server 2016
24 297 (12.04%) RESTful
25 286 (11.60%) ASP.NET MVC 5
26 276 (11.19%) HTML5
27 272 (11.03%) Finance
28 269 (10.91%) Web Application Development
29 263 (10.67%) Web Development

SQL Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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
1 138 (5.60%) SharePoint
2 120 (4.87%) IIS
3 89 (3.61%) BizTalk Server
4 55 (2.23%) MS Exchange
5 39 (1.58%) Umbraco
6 32 (1.30%) CMS
7 24 (0.97%) Apache
7 24 (0.97%) Tomcat
8 16 (0.65%) Apache Solr
8 16 (0.65%) JBoss
8 16 (0.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 15 (0.61%) SAS
10 13 (0.53%) Skype for Business
11 11 (0.45%) Confluence
11 11 (0.45%) SharePoint 2013
12 10 (0.41%) Apache Spark
13 9 (0.36%) K2 blackpearl
13 9 (0.36%) WebLogic
14 8 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2010
15 7 (0.28%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 98 (3.97%) Microsoft Excel
2 69 (2.80%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (0.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.16%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.12%) SPSS
6 2 (0.081%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.041%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 38 (1.54%) Dynamics CRM
1 38 (1.54%) Dynamics NAV
2 34 (1.38%) Remedy ITSM
3 30 (1.22%) Dynamics AX
4 9 (0.36%) NetSuite
5 6 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
6 5 (0.20%) Bond Adapt
6 5 (0.20%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 5 (0.20%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 4 (0.16%) Maximo
7 4 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
8 3 (0.12%) Sage 1000
8 3 (0.12%) Sage 500
8 3 (0.12%) Unit4 Business World
9 2 (0.081%) Dynamics GP
9 2 (0.081%) SAP ERP
10 1 (0.041%) BPCS
10 1 (0.041%) Cognos TM1
10 1 (0.041%) Dynamics SL
10 1 (0.041%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 389 (15.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 112 (4.54%) Amazon AWS
3 71 (2.88%) Office 365
4 40 (1.62%) IaaS
5 38 (1.54%) PaaS
6 31 (1.26%) SaaS
7 20 (0.81%) Azure Data Factory
7 20 (0.81%) GitHub
8 18 (0.73%) IBM Cloud
9 15 (0.61%) Bluemix
10 14 (0.57%) Dynamics 365
11 10 (0.41%) Google Cloud Platform
12 9 (0.36%) Sage Pay
13 6 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
13 6 (0.24%) AWS CloudFormation
13 6 (0.24%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
13 6 (0.24%) Google Analytics
14 5 (0.20%) Asana
14 5 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
14 5 (0.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 68 (2.76%) Firewall
1 68 (2.76%) Internet
2 59 (2.39%) DNS
2 59 (2.39%) SAN
3 51 (2.07%) LAN
4 49 (1.99%) WAN
5 41 (1.66%) DHCP
6 33 (1.34%) TCP/IP
7 28 (1.14%) VoIP
8 27 (1.09%) Hyperconnected
9 21 (0.85%) SSL
10 20 (0.81%) VPN
11 18 (0.73%) IPsec
11 18 (0.73%) SMS
12 13 (0.53%) Wireless
13 11 (0.45%) Remote Desktop
14 9 (0.36%) AMQP
15 8 (0.32%) Extranet
15 8 (0.32%) NAS
15 8 (0.32%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 383 (15.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 372 (15.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 316 (12.81%) SQL Server 2016
4 207 (8.39%) NoSQL
5 201 (8.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 195 (7.91%) Data Warehouse
7 185 (7.50%) SQL Server 2008
8 161 (6.53%) SQL Server 2014
9 142 (5.76%) MySQL
10 128 (5.19%) SQL Server 2012
11 124 (5.03%) MongoDB
12 123 (4.99%) Power BI
13 122 (4.95%) Relational Database
14 64 (2.60%) Oracle Database
15 53 (2.15%) Big Data
16 43 (1.74%) RavenDB
17 39 (1.58%) PostgreSQL
18 37 (1.50%) Azure SQL Database
19 36 (1.46%) SQL Server 2005
20 34 (1.38%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 191 (7.75%) Git (software)
2 182 (7.38%) Visual Studio
3 146 (5.92%) Team Foundation Server
4 52 (2.11%) JIRA
5 50 (2.03%) Jenkins
6 39 (1.58%) Subversion
7 37 (1.50%) Octopus Deploy
8 34 (1.38%) Selenium
9 30 (1.22%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 27 (1.09%) TeamCity
11 26 (1.05%) Visual Studio Team System
12 25 (1.01%) NUnit
13 24 (0.97%) Bitbucket
14 22 (0.89%) Moq
15 14 (0.57%) JSUnit
15 14 (0.57%) NuGet
16 13 (0.53%) JUnit
17 12 (0.49%) Android Studio
17 12 (0.49%) Mocha
17 12 (0.49%) MSTest
General
1 272 (11.03%) Finance
2 166 (6.73%) Retail
3 106 (4.30%) Advertising
4 86 (3.49%) Marketing
5 50 (2.03%) Manufacturing
6 33 (1.34%) Banking
7 28 (1.14%) Telecoms
8 20 (0.81%) Games
9 17 (0.69%) Automotive
9 17 (0.69%) Back Office
10 11 (0.45%) Financial Institution
10 11 (0.45%) Law
11 8 (0.32%) Legal
11 8 (0.32%) Music Industry
11 8 (0.32%) Publishing
12 7 (0.28%) Electronics
13 5 (0.20%) Aerospace
14 4 (0.16%) Local Government
14 4 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
15 3 (0.12%) Billing
Job Titles
1 1,573 (63.79%) Developer
2 870 (35.28%) .NET Developer
3 470 (19.06%) C# Developer
4 335 (13.58%) C# .NET Developer
5 264 (10.71%) Analyst
6 244 (9.89%) SQL Developer
7 238 (9.65%) ASP.NET Developer
8 224 (9.08%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 187 (7.58%) Senior Developer
10 177 (7.18%) Software Developer
11 155 (6.29%) DBA
12 135 (5.47%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
13 130 (5.27%) Web Developer
14 129 (5.23%) Support Analyst
15 117 (4.74%) Applications Support
16 115 (4.66%) SQL DBA
17 110 (4.46%) .NET Software Developer
17 110 (4.46%) Business Intelligence Developer
18 101 (4.10%) Senior .NET Developer
19 98 (3.97%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,438 (58.31%) .NET
2 1,004 (40.71%) ASP.NET
3 826 (33.50%) HTML
4 804 (32.60%) CSS
5 551 (22.34%) ASP.NET MVC
6 444 (18.00%) jQuery
7 436 (17.68%) AngularJS
8 431 (17.48%) ASP.NET Web API
9 400 (16.22%) .NET Framework
10 340 (13.79%) Entity Framework
11 297 (12.04%) RESTful
12 286 (11.60%) ASP.NET MVC 5
13 276 (11.19%) HTML5
14 257 (10.42%) Web Services
15 248 (10.06%) WCF
16 221 (8.96%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 201 (8.15%) CSS3
18 190 (7.70%) Node.js
19 182 (7.38%) XML
20 160 (6.49%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 136 (5.52%) Analytical Skills
2 130 (5.27%) Greenfield Project
3 115 (4.66%) Computer Science
4 83 (3.37%) Clustering
5 78 (3.16%) Enterprise Software
6 70 (2.84%) Replication
7 67 (2.72%) Fintech
8 58 (2.35%) User Experience
9 44 (1.78%) Mobile App
10 28 (1.14%) Digital TV
11 27 (1.09%) Data Centre
12 26 (1.05%) Management Information System
13 25 (1.01%) NHS
14 20 (0.81%) Music Streaming
15 18 (0.73%) Algorithms
16 16 (0.65%) BBC
17 15 (0.61%) Data Structures
18 14 (0.57%) Driving Licence
19 12 (0.49%) EPoS
19 12 (0.49%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 432 (17.52%) Windows
2 238 (9.65%) Windows Server
3 114 (4.62%) Linux
4 87 (3.53%) Windows Server 2008
5 82 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 61 (2.47%) Android
7 49 (1.99%) Windows 7
8 44 (1.78%) Apple iOS
9 40 (1.62%) Windows 10
10 37 (1.50%) Windows Server 2003
11 29 (1.18%) Unix
12 15 (0.61%) CentOS
12 15 (0.61%) Windows 8
13 14 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 8 (0.32%) Windows Vista
14 8 (0.32%) Windows XP
15 5 (0.20%) Mac OS X
16 4 (0.16%) Windows Mobile
17 3 (0.12%) AIX
18 1 (0.041%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 961 (38.97%) MVC
2 885 (35.89%) Agile Software Development
3 416 (16.87%) TDD
4 378 (15.33%) Business Intelligence
5 269 (10.91%) Web Application Development
6 263 (10.67%) Web Development
7 262 (10.62%) BDD
8 260 (10.54%) Scrum
9 159 (6.45%) Continuous Integration
10 152 (6.16%) ITIL
11 145 (5.88%) OO
12 140 (5.68%) Software Engineering
13 127 (5.15%) ETL
14 116 (4.70%) Test Automation
15 114 (4.62%) SDLC
16 107 (4.34%) Mentoring
17 101 (4.10%) CRM
18 100 (4.06%) Performance Tuning
19 99 (4.01%) Dependency Injection
19 99 (4.01%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 1,445 (58.60%) C#
2 1,192 (48.34%) SQL
3 854 (34.63%) JavaScript
4 378 (15.33%) T-SQL
5 187 (7.58%) VB.NET
6 135 (5.47%) Java
7 123 (4.99%) Ruby
8 114 (4.62%) PowerShell
9 82 (3.33%) VB
10 69 (2.80%) C++
11 63 (2.55%) PHP
12 61 (2.47%) PL/SQL
13 46 (1.87%) Python
14 38 (1.54%) C
15 27 (1.09%) TypeScript
16 20 (0.81%) Shell Script
16 20 (0.81%) VBScript
17 16 (0.65%) VB6
18 12 (0.49%) VBA
18 12 (0.49%) XPath
Qualifications
1 186 (7.54%) Degree
2 91 (3.69%) Microsoft Certification
3 83 (3.37%) Computer Science Degree
4 63 (2.55%) Security Cleared
5 52 (2.11%) SC Cleared
6 34 (1.38%) Cisco Certification
7 32 (1.30%) CCNA
8 29 (1.18%) MCSE
9 27 (1.09%) MCSA
10 24 (0.97%) MCP
11 12 (0.49%) ISEB
12 10 (0.41%) MCDBA
12 10 (0.41%) MCPD
13 9 (0.36%) HND
13 9 (0.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 9 (0.36%) Oracle Certification
14 8 (0.32%) ITIL Certification
14 8 (0.32%) MCSD
15 6 (0.24%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 6 (0.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (2.64%) SLA
2 50 (2.03%) QA
3 32 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 17 (0.69%) COBIT
5 15 (0.61%) PMO
6 13 (0.53%) Data Quality
7 9 (0.36%) GDPR
8 7 (0.28%) PCI DSS
9 4 (0.16%) TickIT
10 3 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials
10 3 (0.12%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.041%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.041%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 145 (5.88%) Active Directory
2 75 (3.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 60 (2.43%) Hyper-V
4 50 (2.03%) Docker
5 47 (1.91%) VMware ESXi
6 20 (0.81%) vSphere
7 13 (0.53%) Virtual Machines
8 8 (0.32%) Oracle RAC
9 7 (0.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 7 (0.28%) Virtual Servers
10 6 (0.24%) HDFS
10 6 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
11 5 (0.20%) Squid
11 5 (0.20%) Terminal Services
12 3 (0.12%) Firmware
12 3 (0.12%) Xen
12 3 (0.12%) XenApp
13 2 (0.081%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 1 (0.041%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 48 (1.95%) SCCM
2 30 (1.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 28 (1.14%) Opscode Chef
3 28 (1.14%) Puppet
4 25 (1.01%) Ansible
5 22 (0.89%) Microsoft Clustering
6 16 (0.65%) SCOM
7 13 (0.53%) vCenter Server
8 11 (0.45%) Oracle RMAN
9 9 (0.36%) Data Guard
10 7 (0.28%) BMC PATROL
10 7 (0.28%) Kubernetes
10 7 (0.28%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 7 (0.28%) WSUS
11 6 (0.24%) Terraform
12 5 (0.20%) HP Quality Center
12 5 (0.20%) Packer
13 4 (0.16%) Failover Clustering
13 4 (0.16%) Oozie
13 4 (0.16%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 939 (38.08%) Microsoft
2 225 (9.12%) Oracle
3 121 (4.91%) Google
4 115 (4.66%) VMware
5 73 (2.96%) Facebook
6 72 (2.92%) SAP
7 50 (2.03%) Tableau
8 44 (1.78%) Sitecore
9 43 (1.74%) Cisco
10 36 (1.46%) Xamarin
11 34 (1.38%) Remedy
12 29 (1.18%) IBM
13 27 (1.09%) Citrix
13 27 (1.09%) Twitter
14 24 (0.97%) Cognos
15 22 (0.89%) Red Hat
16 20 (0.81%) Dell
17 18 (0.73%) Salesforce.com
17 18 (0.73%) Telerik
18 15 (0.61%) BMC