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

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
England > Midlands
6 months to
19 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 9 10 11
Rank change year-on-year +1 +1 -5
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 1,987 2,375 2,877
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 15.14% 15.61% 15.91%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 54.16% 51.74% 55.99%
Number of salaries quoted 1,755 2,074 2,481
Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £59,000 £57,500 £54,153
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 3,669 4,590 5,138
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 27.96% 30.17% 28.42%
Number of salaries quoted 3,027 3,950 4,247
Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%
10th Percentile £27,000 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
England median annual salary £51,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.00% +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 19 November 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 19 November 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 0 1,087 £40,000 - 305
East Midlands +2 897 £40,000 +2.56% 187
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 1,070 (53.85%) SQL
2 1,007 (50.68%) C#
3 989 (49.77%) .NET
4 931 (46.85%) Microsoft
5 642 (32.31%) Agile Software Development
6 626 (31.50%) JavaScript
7 620 (31.20%) MVC
8 597 (30.05%) ASP.NET
9 567 (28.54%) HTML
10 543 (27.33%) CSS
11 432 (21.74%) Windows
12 422 (21.24%) T-SQL
13 410 (20.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 405 (20.38%) Microsoft Azure
15 370 (18.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 352 (17.72%) Business Intelligence
17 317 (15.95%) ASP.NET MVC
18 297 (14.95%) Finance
19 290 (14.59%) ASP.NET Web API
20 289 (14.54%) AngularJS
21 282 (14.19%) jQuery
22 268 (13.49%) .NET Framework
23 247 (12.43%) Scrum
24 241 (12.13%) Problem-Solving
25 222 (11.17%) Windows Server
26 215 (10.82%) Web Services
27 209 (10.52%) TDD
28 204 (10.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
29 203 (10.22%) Visual Studio
30 192 (9.66%) 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
1 116 (5.84%) SharePoint
2 78 (3.93%) CMS
3 65 (3.27%) IIS
4 54 (2.72%) MS Exchange
5 49 (2.47%) Umbraco
6 30 (1.51%) Elasticsearch
7 29 (1.46%) SAS
8 25 (1.26%) Skype for Business
9 22 (1.11%) Confluence
10 21 (1.06%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 20 (1.01%) BizTalk Server
12 19 (0.96%) WebLogic
13 13 (0.65%) K2 blackpearl
14 12 (0.60%) JBoss
15 11 (0.55%) Apache Spark
15 11 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2013
15 11 (0.55%) SharePoint Server
16 10 (0.50%) Tomcat
17 8 (0.40%) Cloud Foundry
17 8 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 104 (5.23%) Microsoft Excel
2 86 (4.33%) Microsoft Office
3 17 (0.86%) SPSS
4 11 (0.55%) Adobe Illustrator
5 9 (0.45%) Photoshop
6 8 (0.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 7 (0.35%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 6 (0.30%) MS Visio
9 5 (0.25%) Maya
9 5 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
10 3 (0.15%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 41 (2.06%) Dynamics AX
2 27 (1.36%) Dynamics CRM
3 15 (0.75%) FastStats
4 13 (0.65%) Dynamics NAV
5 8 (0.40%) Line 500
5 8 (0.40%) Sage X3
6 7 (0.35%) Oracle Applications
6 7 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
7 5 (0.25%) NetSuite
7 5 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
8 4 (0.20%) Oracle BPM
8 4 (0.20%) SAP S/4HANA
9 3 (0.15%) Magento
9 3 (0.15%) Movex
9 3 (0.15%) Sage 1000
9 3 (0.15%) SAP ERP
10 2 (0.10%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 2 (0.10%) Exstream
10 2 (0.10%) Sage 200
10 2 (0.10%) SAP MII
Cloud Services
1 405 (20.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 114 (5.74%) Office 365
3 112 (5.64%) Amazon AWS
4 41 (2.06%) SaaS
5 37 (1.86%) IaaS
6 26 (1.31%) Google Cloud Platform
7 25 (1.26%) PaaS
8 19 (0.96%) GitHub
9 18 (0.91%) Cloud Computing
10 17 (0.86%) Dynamics 365
10 17 (0.86%) Serverless
11 13 (0.65%) Azure Active Directory
11 13 (0.65%) npm
12 10 (0.50%) Azure Data Factory
13 5 (0.25%) Azure Functions
13 5 (0.25%) Google Analytics
13 5 (0.25%) Mimecast
13 5 (0.25%) NuGet
14 4 (0.20%) Amazon SQS
14 4 (0.20%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 72 (3.62%) DNS
2 61 (3.07%) TCP/IP
3 58 (2.92%) SAN
4 57 (2.87%) DHCP
5 55 (2.77%) Firewall
6 45 (2.26%) Network Security
7 42 (2.11%) LAN
7 42 (2.11%) WAN
8 34 (1.71%) Internet
9 25 (1.26%) VLAN
10 24 (1.21%) VPN
11 20 (1.01%) SSL
12 18 (0.91%) NAS
13 16 (0.81%) HTTP
14 15 (0.75%) VoIP
15 13 (0.65%) FTP
16 12 (0.60%) SSH
17 11 (0.55%) SMS
18 10 (0.50%) IPsec
18 10 (0.50%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 410 (20.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 370 (18.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 204 (10.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 181 (9.11%) Data Warehouse
5 162 (8.15%) Power BI
6 139 (7.00%) SQL Server 2012
7 134 (6.74%) SQL Server 2016
8 126 (6.34%) NoSQL
9 125 (6.29%) Relational Database
10 119 (5.99%) SQL Server 2008
11 86 (4.33%) SQL Server 2014
12 77 (3.88%) MySQL
13 58 (2.92%) MongoDB
14 44 (2.21%) Oracle Database
15 38 (1.91%) BusinessObjects
16 36 (1.81%) QlikView
17 35 (1.76%) Big Data
18 34 (1.71%) DB2
19 33 (1.66%) Azure SQL Database
20 29 (1.46%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 203 (10.22%) Visual Studio
2 179 (9.01%) Team Foundation Server
3 130 (6.54%) Git (software)
4 45 (2.26%) Visual Studio Team System
5 44 (2.21%) JIRA
6 39 (1.96%) Octopus Deploy
7 30 (1.51%) TeamCity
8 27 (1.36%) Selenium
9 23 (1.16%) Jenkins
10 20 (1.01%) NUnit
10 20 (1.01%) Subversion
11 18 (0.91%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 14 (0.70%) Bitbucket
13 12 (0.60%) Moq
14 10 (0.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 10 (0.50%) Maven
14 10 (0.50%) ReSharper
15 9 (0.45%) CruiseControl
16 8 (0.40%) Eclipse
16 8 (0.40%) Xcode
General
1 297 (14.95%) Finance
2 170 (8.56%) Retail
3 65 (3.27%) Automotive
4 59 (2.97%) Manufacturing
5 48 (2.42%) Marketing
6 44 (2.21%) Advertising
7 31 (1.56%) Banking
8 21 (1.06%) Games
9 20 (1.01%) Telecoms
10 18 (0.91%) Legal
11 13 (0.65%) Law
12 5 (0.25%) Back Office
12 5 (0.25%) Electronics
12 5 (0.25%) Financial Institution
12 5 (0.25%) Investment Banking
13 4 (0.20%) General Ledger
14 3 (0.15%) Publishing
15 2 (0.10%) Aerospace
15 2 (0.10%) Digital Economy
15 2 (0.10%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1,180 (59.39%) Developer
2 485 (24.41%) .NET Developer
3 339 (17.06%) C# Developer
4 222 (11.17%) C# .NET Developer
5 199 (10.02%) Software Developer
6 190 (9.56%) Analyst
6 190 (9.56%) Senior Developer
7 159 (8.00%) SQL Developer
8 134 (6.74%) DBA
9 125 (6.29%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 106 (5.33%) ASP.NET Developer
11 103 (5.18%) Architect
12 99 (4.98%) SQL DBA
13 95 (4.78%) Web Developer
14 89 (4.48%) C# ASP.NET Developer
15 85 (4.28%) C# Software Developer
16 81 (4.08%) Administrator
17 80 (4.03%) .NET Software Developer
18 79 (3.98%) Senior .NET Developer
19 72 (3.62%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 989 (49.77%) .NET
2 597 (30.05%) ASP.NET
3 567 (28.54%) HTML
4 543 (27.33%) CSS
5 317 (15.95%) ASP.NET MVC
6 290 (14.59%) ASP.NET Web API
7 289 (14.54%) AngularJS
8 282 (14.19%) jQuery
9 268 (13.49%) .NET Framework
10 215 (10.82%) Web Services
11 188 (9.46%) HTML5
12 181 (9.11%) Entity Framework
13 151 (7.60%) WCF
14 130 (6.54%) CSS3
15 120 (6.04%) XML
16 114 (5.74%) ASP.NET Web Forms
17 111 (5.59%) RESTful
18 105 (5.28%) .NET Core
19 103 (5.18%) Ajax
20 96 (4.83%) React
Miscellaneous
1 165 (8.30%) Analytical Skills
2 90 (4.53%) Greenfield Project
3 72 (3.62%) Self-Motivation
4 70 (3.52%) Mobile App
5 66 (3.32%) Management Information System
6 58 (2.92%) Computer Science
7 50 (2.52%) Driving Licence
8 38 (1.91%) Replication
9 34 (1.71%) Clustering
9 34 (1.71%) User Experience
10 31 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
11 29 (1.46%) EPoS
12 25 (1.26%) Data Structures
12 25 (1.26%) NHS
13 23 (1.16%) Data Centre
14 19 (0.96%) Fintech
15 17 (0.86%) Social Media
16 16 (0.81%) BBC
17 15 (0.75%) SCADA
17 15 (0.75%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 432 (21.74%) Windows
2 222 (11.17%) Windows Server
3 103 (5.18%) Linux
4 80 (4.03%) Windows Server 2008
5 70 (3.52%) Windows Server 2012
6 58 (2.92%) Unix
7 47 (2.37%) Windows 10
7 47 (2.37%) Windows 7
8 35 (1.76%) Windows 8
9 26 (1.31%) Apple iOS
10 21 (1.06%) Android
11 10 (0.50%) CentOS
11 10 (0.50%) Ubuntu
12 8 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 8 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
13 7 (0.35%) Mac OS
13 7 (0.35%) SUSE
14 3 (0.15%) HPUX
14 3 (0.15%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.050%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 642 (32.31%) Agile Software Development
2 620 (31.20%) MVC
3 352 (17.72%) Business Intelligence
4 247 (12.43%) Scrum
5 241 (12.13%) Problem-Solving
6 209 (10.52%) TDD
7 192 (9.66%) Web Development
8 150 (7.55%) ETL
9 137 (6.89%) OO
10 125 (6.29%) Software Engineering
11 113 (5.69%) Test Automation
12 112 (5.64%) ITIL
13 108 (5.44%) Performance Tuning
14 106 (5.33%) Analytics
14 106 (5.33%) Continuous Integration
15 100 (5.03%) Unit Testing
16 96 (4.83%) SDLC
17 91 (4.58%) Mentoring
18 88 (4.43%) Project Management
19 87 (4.38%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 1,070 (53.85%) SQL
2 1,007 (50.68%) C#
3 626 (31.50%) JavaScript
4 422 (21.24%) T-SQL
5 188 (9.46%) VB.NET
6 101 (5.08%) PowerShell
7 85 (4.28%) Java
8 78 (3.93%) VB
9 44 (2.21%) Python
10 43 (2.16%) PL/SQL
11 41 (2.06%) VB6
12 40 (2.01%) PHP
13 39 (1.96%) C++
14 32 (1.61%) VBA
15 31 (1.56%) Ruby
16 29 (1.46%) C
17 26 (1.31%) VBScript
18 15 (0.75%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
18 15 (0.75%) TypeScript
19 12 (0.60%) X++
Qualifications
1 158 (7.95%) Degree
2 94 (4.73%) Microsoft Certification
3 62 (3.12%) Security Cleared
4 44 (2.21%) MCSE
5 43 (2.16%) MCP
6 39 (1.96%) Computer Science Degree
7 27 (1.36%) DBS Check
8 18 (0.91%) MCPD
9 17 (0.86%) BC Cleared
10 14 (0.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 13 (0.65%) Cisco Certification
12 12 (0.60%) ISEB
13 11 (0.55%) CCNP
14 10 (0.50%) SC Cleared
15 9 (0.45%) MCSA
16 8 (0.40%) ISTQB
17 7 (0.35%) HND
17 7 (0.35%) VCP6
18 6 (0.30%) CCNA
18 6 (0.30%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (2.92%) SLA
2 54 (2.72%) GDPR
3 32 (1.61%) QA
4 17 (0.86%) Data Quality
5 16 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 7 (0.35%) ISO 9001
7 6 (0.30%) PMO
8 5 (0.25%) COBIT
9 4 (0.20%) PCI DSS
10 3 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials
11 2 (0.10%) HL7
11 2 (0.10%) TickIT
12 1 (0.050%) WCAG
System Software
1 180 (9.06%) Active Directory
2 107 (5.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 103 (5.18%) Hyper-V
4 34 (1.71%) vSphere
5 32 (1.61%) Docker
6 26 (1.31%) VMware ESXi
7 15 (0.75%) XenServer
8 13 (0.65%) Terminal Services
9 11 (0.55%) Oracle RAC
10 7 (0.35%) Virtual Desktop
11 6 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
12 5 (0.25%) HDFS
13 4 (0.20%) ISA Server
13 4 (0.20%) XenApp
14 2 (0.10%) BitLocker
14 2 (0.10%) DFS Replication
14 2 (0.10%) Firmware
14 2 (0.10%) Snort
15 1 (0.050%) Squid
15 1 (0.050%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 80 (4.03%) SCCM
2 21 (1.06%) SCOM
3 18 (0.91%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 16 (0.81%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 12 (0.60%) WSUS
6 8 (0.40%) Kubernetes
6 8 (0.40%) SCOrch
7 7 (0.35%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 7 (0.35%) McAfee ePO
7 7 (0.35%) Norton AntiVirus
7 7 (0.35%) Oracle RMAN
8 6 (0.30%) Failover Clustering
8 6 (0.30%) Kibana
9 5 (0.25%) Ansible
9 5 (0.25%) Backup Exec
9 5 (0.25%) Opscode Chef
9 5 (0.25%) vCenter Server
10 4 (0.20%) Grafana
10 4 (0.20%) Microsoft Clustering
10 4 (0.20%) Puppet
Vendors
1 931 (46.85%) Microsoft
2 177 (8.91%) Oracle
3 138 (6.95%) VMware
4 90 (4.53%) Tableau
5 82 (4.13%) Google
6 68 (3.42%) Cisco
7 54 (2.72%) Xamarin
8 49 (2.47%) Citrix
9 38 (1.91%) SAP
10 37 (1.86%) Cognos
11 33 (1.66%) HP
12 30 (1.51%) Alteryx
12 30 (1.51%) Facebook
13 27 (1.36%) NetApp
14 25 (1.26%) Twitter
15 24 (1.21%) McAfee
16 20 (1.01%) Veeam
17 19 (0.96%) Adobe
17 19 (0.96%) Dell
17 19 (0.96%) Sage