Period
to 18 September 2019

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 18 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
England > Midlands
6 months to
18 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 12 9 10
Rank change year-on-year -3 +1 0
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 1,435 2,120 2,463
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 12.30% 15.53% 16.28%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 45.40% 55.34% 53.22%
Number of salaries quoted 1,282 1,857 2,181
Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £27,000 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £57,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

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 3,161 3,831 4,628
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 27.08% 28.06% 30.58%
Number of salaries quoted 2,665 3,195 4,016
Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £27,000 £27,500 £26,125
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +3.09% +2.11%

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 18 September 2019.

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 18 September 2019. 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 -2 857 £42,500 +6.25% 229
East Midlands -5 575 £40,000 - 142
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 18 September 2019, 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.

1 729 (50.80%) SQL
2 708 (49.34%) Microsoft
3 691 (48.15%) .NET
4 663 (46.20%) C#
5 473 (32.96%) Agile Software Development
6 389 (27.11%) JavaScript
7 387 (26.97%) ASP.NET
8 343 (23.90%) Azure
9 316 (22.02%) Windows
10 309 (21.53%) T-SQL
11 305 (21.25%) HTML
12 303 (21.11%) Business Intelligence
13 300 (20.91%) MVC
14 296 (20.63%) CSS
15 287 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 256 (17.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 248 (17.28%) Problem-Solving
18 195 (13.59%) .NET Framework
19 193 (13.45%) Data Warehouse
20 191 (13.31%) Scrum
21 189 (13.17%) Finance
22 169 (11.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
23 163 (11.36%) ASP.NET Web API
24 162 (11.29%) Analytical Skills
25 159 (11.08%) Windows Server
26 155 (10.80%) jQuery
26 155 (10.80%) Oracle
27 154 (10.73%) Web Services
27 154 (10.73%) AngularJS
28 151 (10.52%) Power Platform

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 98 (6.83%) SharePoint
2 74 (5.16%) IIS
3 70 (4.88%) MS Exchange
4 36 (2.51%) Skype for Business
5 31 (2.16%) CMS
6 24 (1.67%) Confluence
7 20 (1.39%) BizTalk Server
8 17 (1.18%) Apache
9 16 (1.11%) ArcGIS
10 12 (0.84%) Elasticsearch
10 12 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2013
11 11 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2010
11 11 (0.77%) Umbraco
12 9 (0.63%) IBM Notes
12 9 (0.63%) SAS
13 8 (0.56%) Apache Spark
13 8 (0.56%) NServiceBus
14 5 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2003
15 4 (0.28%) Liferay
16 3 (0.21%) nginx
Applications
1 72 (5.02%) Microsoft Office
2 69 (4.81%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (1.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (0.56%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.42%) Adobe Illustrator
6 4 (0.28%) Fireworks
6 4 (0.28%) Moqups
6 4 (0.28%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.070%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.070%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 17 (1.18%) Dynamics NAV
2 10 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (0.56%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 8 (0.56%) NetSuite
4 6 (0.42%) OPENHousing
4 6 (0.42%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 5 (0.35%) SAP ERP
6 4 (0.28%) Sage CRM
7 3 (0.21%) BusinessWorks
7 3 (0.21%) Line 500
7 3 (0.21%) Sage X3
8 2 (0.14%) Misys Midas
8 2 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
9 1 (0.070%) Cognos Planning
9 1 (0.070%) Dynamics AX
9 1 (0.070%) Infor CRM
9 1 (0.070%) Movex
9 1 (0.070%) SAP BPC
9 1 (0.070%) SAP MII
9 1 (0.070%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 343 (23.90%) Azure
2 151 (10.52%) Power Platform
3 126 (8.78%) AWS
4 83 (5.78%) Office 365
5 39 (2.72%) PaaS
6 31 (2.16%) IaaS
7 25 (1.74%) Serverless
8 22 (1.53%) SaaS
9 20 (1.39%) GCP
10 19 (1.32%) Dynamics 365
11 18 (1.25%) Amazon SQS
12 15 (1.05%) AWS IoT
13 14 (0.98%) AWS Lambda
13 14 (0.98%) GitHub
14 13 (0.91%) Azure Stack
15 11 (0.77%) Azure Data Factory
16 10 (0.70%) NuGet
17 7 (0.49%) Azure Active Directory
18 6 (0.42%) Amazon EC2
19 5 (0.35%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 68 (4.74%) DNS
2 61 (4.25%) SAN
3 51 (3.55%) DHCP
4 47 (3.28%) Firewall
5 38 (2.65%) NAS
6 36 (2.51%) LAN
6 36 (2.51%) WAN
7 33 (2.30%) Internet
8 31 (2.16%) TCP/IP
9 25 (1.74%) Remote Desktop
9 25 (1.74%) SMTP
10 24 (1.67%) VPN
11 22 (1.53%) FTP
12 18 (1.25%) HTTP
13 16 (1.11%) SSH
14 14 (0.98%) MPLS
14 14 (0.98%) MQTT
15 13 (0.91%) Intranet
15 13 (0.91%) VLAN
16 10 (0.70%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 287 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 256 (17.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 193 (13.45%) Data Warehouse
4 169 (11.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 148 (10.31%) Power BI
6 135 (9.41%) SQL Server 2012
7 104 (7.25%) Relational Database
8 101 (7.04%) SQL Server 2008
9 83 (5.78%) MySQL
10 62 (4.32%) PostgreSQL
11 50 (3.48%) SQL Server 2014
12 48 (3.34%) SQL Server 2016
13 35 (2.44%) BusinessObjects
14 33 (2.30%) OLAP
15 30 (2.09%) MongoDB
15 30 (2.09%) QlikView
15 30 (2.09%) SQL Server 2017
16 29 (2.02%) Amazon RDS
17 28 (1.95%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 27 (1.88%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 143 (9.97%) Visual Studio
2 142 (9.90%) Git (software)
3 117 (8.15%) Team Foundation Server
4 57 (3.97%) JIRA
5 49 (3.41%) Selenium
6 47 (3.28%) Subversion
7 36 (2.51%) Jenkins
8 35 (2.44%) Visual Studio Team System
9 24 (1.67%) TeamCity
10 22 (1.53%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 15 (1.05%) Octopus Deploy
12 14 (0.98%) SoapUI
12 14 (0.98%) SonarQube
12 14 (0.98%) Visual Studio Code
13 11 (0.77%) git-flow
14 10 (0.70%) webpack
15 7 (0.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 7 (0.49%) JUnit
16 6 (0.42%) JMeter
16 6 (0.42%) NUnit
General
1 189 (13.17%) Finance
2 144 (10.03%) Retail
3 90 (6.27%) Manufacturing
4 56 (3.90%) Marketing
5 46 (3.21%) Telecoms
6 42 (2.93%) Public Sector
7 16 (1.11%) Electronics
8 15 (1.05%) Aerospace
9 12 (0.84%) Banking
9 12 (0.84%) Games
9 12 (0.84%) Legal
9 12 (0.84%) Publishing
9 12 (0.84%) Social Housing
10 11 (0.77%) Automotive
10 11 (0.77%) Local Government
11 10 (0.70%) Billing
11 10 (0.70%) General Ledger
11 10 (0.70%) Law
12 7 (0.49%) Advertising
13 5 (0.35%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 767 (53.45%) Developer
2 297 (20.70%) .NET Developer
3 193 (13.45%) Analyst
4 180 (12.54%) C# Developer
5 152 (10.59%) Software Developer
6 143 (9.97%) Senior Developer
7 136 (9.48%) C# .NET Developer
8 120 (8.36%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 84 (5.85%) SQL Developer
10 81 (5.64%) .NET Software Developer
11 63 (4.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 60 (4.18%) Administrator
13 58 (4.04%) C# Software Developer
13 58 (4.04%) Senior .NET Developer
14 57 (3.97%) Support Analyst
15 49 (3.41%) Consultant
16 48 (3.34%) Applications Support
16 48 (3.34%) Full Stack Developer
17 47 (3.28%) Architect
18 45 (3.14%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 691 (48.15%) .NET
2 387 (26.97%) ASP.NET
3 305 (21.25%) HTML
4 296 (20.63%) CSS
5 195 (13.59%) .NET Framework
6 163 (11.36%) ASP.NET Web API
7 155 (10.80%) jQuery
8 154 (10.73%) AngularJS
8 154 (10.73%) Web Services
9 118 (8.22%) .NET Core
10 104 (7.25%) ASP.NET MVC
11 99 (6.90%) HTML5
12 90 (6.27%) XML
13 89 (6.20%) React
14 67 (4.67%) Entity Framework
15 63 (4.39%) CSS3
16 62 (4.32%) WCF
17 61 (4.25%) ASP.NET Web Forms
18 58 (4.04%) Ajax
18 58 (4.04%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 162 (11.29%) Analytical Skills
2 93 (6.48%) Self-Motivation
3 84 (5.85%) Greenfield Project
4 58 (4.04%) Management Information System
5 41 (2.86%) NHS
6 39 (2.72%) EPoS
7 25 (1.74%) Robotics
8 24 (1.67%) Data Centre
8 24 (1.67%) Mobile App
9 21 (1.46%) Driving Licence
9 21 (1.46%) User Experience
10 19 (1.32%) Clustering
11 18 (1.25%) Algorithms
12 16 (1.11%) Data Structures
13 15 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
13 15 (1.05%) Fat Client
13 15 (1.05%) Thin Client
14 14 (0.98%) Smart Home
15 13 (0.91%) Smartphone
16 11 (0.77%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 316 (22.02%) Windows
2 159 (11.08%) Windows Server
3 85 (5.92%) Linux
4 37 (2.58%) Windows 10
5 36 (2.51%) Unix
6 32 (2.23%) Windows Server 2008
7 30 (2.09%) Windows Server 2012
8 27 (1.88%) Android
9 22 (1.53%) Apple iOS
10 15 (1.05%) Windows 7
11 13 (0.91%) Windows Server 2003
12 12 (0.84%) CentOS
13 10 (0.70%) Windows 8
13 10 (0.70%) Windows XP
14 7 (0.49%) Data ONTAP
15 6 (0.42%) Debian
16 5 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 3 (0.21%) Fedora
17 3 (0.21%) Ubuntu
17 3 (0.21%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 473 (32.96%) Agile Software Development
2 303 (21.11%) Business Intelligence
3 300 (20.91%) MVC
4 248 (17.28%) Problem-Solving
5 191 (13.31%) Scrum
6 139 (9.69%) DevOps
7 133 (9.27%) ETL
8 131 (9.13%) Web Development
9 116 (8.08%) Software Engineering
10 112 (7.80%) SDLC
11 111 (7.74%) Mentoring
12 95 (6.62%) Computer Science
13 93 (6.48%) ITIL
14 85 (5.92%) Continuous Integration
15 83 (5.78%) Data Modelling
15 83 (5.78%) Test Automation
16 82 (5.71%) Project Management
17 80 (5.57%) OO
17 80 (5.57%) TDD
18 79 (5.51%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 729 (50.80%) SQL
2 663 (46.20%) C#
3 389 (27.11%) JavaScript
4 309 (21.53%) T-SQL
5 132 (9.20%) VB.NET
6 64 (4.46%) Python
7 58 (4.04%) Java
7 58 (4.04%) PowerShell
8 46 (3.21%) VB
9 45 (3.14%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 40 (2.79%) TypeScript
11 29 (2.02%) PL/SQL
12 25 (1.74%) PHP
13 24 (1.67%) VB6
14 22 (1.53%) R
15 20 (1.39%) C
16 19 (1.32%) VBA
17 12 (0.84%) C++
18 9 (0.63%) Bash Shell
19 6 (0.42%) Perl
Qualifications
1 140 (9.76%) Degree
2 48 (3.34%) Microsoft Certification
3 20 (1.39%) Computer Science Degree
3 20 (1.39%) HND
4 15 (1.05%) Security Cleared
5 13 (0.91%) ITIL Certification
5 13 (0.91%) MCP
6 12 (0.84%) MCSE
7 10 (0.70%) SC Cleared
8 8 (0.56%) ISTQB
9 7 (0.49%) MCSA
10 6 (0.42%) DBS Check
11 5 (0.35%) PMP
11 5 (0.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 4 (0.28%) BC Cleared
12 4 (0.28%) CCNA
12 4 (0.28%) Cisco Certification
12 4 (0.28%) ISEB
12 4 (0.28%) MCITP
12 4 (0.28%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 87 (6.06%) QA
2 35 (2.44%) Data Quality
3 33 (2.30%) SLA
4 23 (1.60%) GDPR
5 13 (0.91%) PMO
6 6 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.21%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.070%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.070%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.070%) IFRS
8 1 (0.070%) IFRS 9
8 1 (0.070%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.070%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 146 (10.17%) Active Directory
2 97 (6.76%) Hyper-V
3 65 (4.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 56 (3.90%) Docker
5 32 (2.23%) Virtual Machines
6 20 (1.39%) XenApp
7 16 (1.11%) vSphere
8 14 (0.98%) XenDesktop
9 12 (0.84%) VMware ESXi
10 7 (0.49%) DFS Replication
10 7 (0.49%) Terminal Services
11 5 (0.35%) Forefront TMG
12 4 (0.28%) BitLocker
12 4 (0.28%) Postfix
12 4 (0.28%) Virtual Desktop
13 3 (0.21%) Firmware
13 3 (0.21%) KVM
13 3 (0.21%) VMware Server
14 2 (0.14%) pfSense
15 1 (0.070%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 53 (3.69%) SCCM
2 25 (1.74%) Backup Exec
3 19 (1.32%) Ansible
4 18 (1.25%) Terraform
5 15 (1.05%) Kubernetes
5 15 (1.05%) Puppet
6 12 (0.84%) SCOM
7 10 (0.70%) Kibana
7 10 (0.70%) logstash
7 10 (0.70%) Nagios
8 8 (0.56%) SCVMM
9 7 (0.49%) Opscode Chef
10 6 (0.42%) AirWatch
10 6 (0.42%) Netcool
11 5 (0.35%) FortiGate
11 5 (0.35%) WSUS
12 4 (0.28%) Microsoft Clustering
12 4 (0.28%) NetBackup
12 4 (0.28%) Packer
13 3 (0.21%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 708 (49.34%) Microsoft
2 155 (10.80%) Oracle
3 93 (6.48%) VMware
4 57 (3.97%) SAP
5 45 (3.14%) Cognos
6 44 (3.07%) IBM
7 36 (2.51%) Tableau
8 33 (2.30%) Citrix
9 30 (2.09%) Cisco
10 26 (1.81%) Google
11 23 (1.60%) Dell
12 20 (1.39%) Veeam
13 19 (1.32%) Xamarin
14 17 (1.18%) Symantec
15 16 (1.11%) UiPath
16 14 (0.98%) Salesforce.com
17 12 (0.84%) NetApp
18 11 (0.77%) Adobe
18 11 (0.77%) Apple
19 10 (0.70%) Red Hat