Period
to 25 January 2021

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

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
England > Midlands
6 months to
25 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 16 12 11
Rank change year-on-year -4 -1 -2
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 654 1,238 1,663
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 11.58% 11.90% 13.68%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 41.74% 44.20% 51.14%
Number of salaries quoted 665 1,204 1,508
Median annual salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £63,750 £60,000 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +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 1,567 2,801 3,252
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 27.75% 26.92% 26.75%
Number of salaries quoted 1,282 2,455 2,602
Median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £31,000 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £70,000 £66,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server in the Midlands

SQL Server
Salary Trend in the Midlands

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing SQL Server in the Midlands.

Salary trend for SQL Server in the Midlands

SQL Server
Salary Histogram in the Midlands

Salary distribution for jobs citing SQL Server in the Midlands over the 6 months to 25 January 2021.

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 January 2021. 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 -6 358 £42,500 -5.56% 126
East Midlands +1 294 £47,500 +18.75% 79
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 25 January 2021, 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.

1 404 (61.77%) SQL
2 329 (50.31%) Microsoft
3 328 (50.15%) .NET
4 294 (44.95%) C#
5 283 (43.27%) Azure
6 200 (30.58%) Agile Software Development
7 191 (29.20%) JavaScript
8 167 (25.54%) CSS
9 159 (24.31%) HTML
10 150 (22.94%) ASP.NET
10 150 (22.94%) MVC
11 141 (21.56%) T-SQL
12 134 (20.49%) DevOps
13 120 (18.35%) Windows
13 120 (18.35%) .NET Framework
14 118 (18.04%) AngularJS
15 113 (17.28%) .NET Core
16 111 (16.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 103 (15.75%) Business Intelligence
18 95 (14.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 95 (14.53%) jQuery
19 87 (13.30%) Oracle
20 86 (13.15%) Git (software)
20 86 (13.15%) Microservices
21 80 (12.23%) AWS
22 79 (12.08%) ASP.NET Web API
23 74 (11.31%) Power Platform
24 73 (11.16%) React
24 73 (11.16%) Entity Framework
25 69 (10.55%) IIS

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 69 (10.55%) IIS
2 28 (4.28%) CMS
3 25 (3.82%) SharePoint
4 16 (2.45%) Confluence
5 15 (2.29%) Elasticsearch
6 13 (1.99%) WebSphere
7 12 (1.83%) MS Exchange
8 11 (1.68%) BizTalk Server
9 7 (1.07%) GlassFish
9 7 (1.07%) JBoss
10 5 (0.76%) Apache
11 4 (0.61%) IBM Notes
11 4 (0.61%) Umbraco
12 3 (0.46%) Apache Spark
12 3 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2007
12 3 (0.46%) Tomcat
12 3 (0.46%) WordPress
13 2 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2010
13 2 (0.31%) SharePoint 2010
13 2 (0.31%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 44 (6.73%) Microsoft Excel
2 29 (4.43%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (1.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (1.22%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.61%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.15%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 21 (3.21%) Dynamics NAV
2 7 (1.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.07%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 7 (1.07%) Oracle BPM
3 4 (0.61%) Bond Adapt
3 4 (0.61%) Magento
4 3 (0.46%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 3 (0.46%) NetSuite
4 3 (0.46%) Visualfiles
5 2 (0.31%) Sage 50
6 1 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.15%) JDE EnterpriseOne
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.15%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 283 (43.27%) Azure
2 80 (12.23%) AWS
3 74 (11.31%) Power Platform
4 43 (6.57%) GitHub
5 30 (4.59%) Office 365
6 26 (3.98%) Azure Data Factory
7 24 (3.67%) PaaS
7 24 (3.67%) SaaS
8 23 (3.52%) Dynamics 365
9 19 (2.91%) npm
10 18 (2.75%) IaaS
11 10 (1.53%) Amazon EC2
11 10 (1.53%) Power Automate
12 9 (1.38%) Serverless
13 8 (1.22%) Azure Active Directory
14 7 (1.07%) OpenShift
15 6 (0.92%) Amazon S3
15 6 (0.92%) GCP
16 5 (0.76%) AWS CloudFormation
16 5 (0.76%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 29 (4.43%) Firewall
2 23 (3.52%) SAN
3 16 (2.45%) VPN
4 13 (1.99%) Internet
5 9 (1.38%) NAS
5 9 (1.38%) VLAN
5 9 (1.38%) WAN
6 8 (1.22%) LAN
7 7 (1.07%) AMQP
7 7 (1.07%) DHCP
7 7 (1.07%) DNS
8 6 (0.92%) Wi-Fi
9 5 (0.76%) Intranet
10 4 (0.61%) Broadband
11 3 (0.46%) TCP/IP
12 2 (0.31%) HTTP
12 2 (0.31%) IP Telephony
12 2 (0.31%) IPv4
12 2 (0.31%) VoIP
13 1 (0.15%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 111 (16.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 95 (14.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 68 (10.40%) Power BI
4 66 (10.09%) SQL Server 2012
5 63 (9.63%) Data Warehouse
6 42 (6.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 35 (5.35%) Redis
8 33 (5.05%) Azure SQL Database
9 30 (4.59%) Relational Database
10 28 (4.28%) PostgreSQL
11 27 (4.13%) MongoDB
12 26 (3.98%) NoSQL
13 20 (3.06%) MySQL
14 19 (2.91%) Oracle Database
14 19 (2.91%) SQL Server 2008
15 16 (2.45%) Cosmos DB
16 14 (2.14%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
17 13 (1.99%) SQL Server 2005
17 13 (1.99%) Tableau
18 11 (1.68%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 86 (13.15%) Git (software)
2 46 (7.03%) Visual Studio
3 43 (6.57%) Team Foundation Server
4 38 (5.81%) JIRA
5 35 (5.35%) Jenkins
6 29 (4.43%) TeamCity
7 23 (3.52%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 21 (3.21%) Bitbucket
9 19 (2.91%) gulp
9 19 (2.91%) jspm
9 19 (2.91%) Visual Studio Team System
10 17 (2.60%) Octopus Deploy
11 14 (2.14%) Artifactory
11 14 (2.14%) MSTest
11 14 (2.14%) NUnit
12 12 (1.83%) Moq
12 12 (1.83%) Oracle Forms
13 11 (1.68%) GitLab
13 11 (1.68%) Visual Studio Code
14 10 (1.53%) Selenium
General
1 67 (10.24%) Finance
2 31 (4.74%) Back Office
3 24 (3.67%) Retail
4 23 (3.52%) Marketing
5 18 (2.75%) Games
6 15 (2.29%) Public Sector
7 9 (1.38%) Telecoms
8 8 (1.22%) Aerospace
9 6 (0.92%) Law
9 6 (0.92%) Manufacturing
9 6 (0.92%) Pharmaceutical
10 4 (0.61%) Digital Economy
10 4 (0.61%) Front Office
10 4 (0.61%) Legal
11 2 (0.31%) Police
11 2 (0.31%) Publishing
12 1 (0.15%) Automotive
12 1 (0.15%) Electronics
12 1 (0.15%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 316 (48.32%) Developer
2 113 (17.28%) .NET Developer
3 99 (15.14%) C# Developer
4 97 (14.83%) Senior Developer
5 93 (14.22%) Software Developer
6 76 (11.62%) Analyst
7 48 (7.34%) C# Software Developer
8 47 (7.19%) C# .NET Developer
9 39 (5.96%) Architect
10 37 (5.66%) DBA
10 37 (5.66%) Senior C# Developer
11 36 (5.50%) .NET Software Developer
12 35 (5.35%) Applications Support
13 34 (5.20%) Full Stack Developer
14 32 (4.89%) SQL Developer
15 30 (4.59%) Web Developer
16 28 (4.28%) Azure Engineer
16 28 (4.28%) DevOps Engineer
17 26 (3.98%) Senior .NET Developer
17 26 (3.98%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 328 (50.15%) .NET
2 167 (25.54%) CSS
3 159 (24.31%) HTML
4 150 (22.94%) ASP.NET
5 120 (18.35%) .NET Framework
6 118 (18.04%) AngularJS
7 113 (17.28%) .NET Core
8 95 (14.53%) jQuery
9 79 (12.08%) ASP.NET Web API
10 73 (11.16%) Entity Framework
10 73 (11.16%) React
11 62 (9.48%) Web Services
12 57 (8.72%) ASP.NET MVC
13 50 (7.65%) REST
14 49 (7.49%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 46 (7.03%) RESTful
16 32 (4.89%) Ajax
16 32 (4.89%) ASP.NET Web Forms
17 31 (4.74%) ASP.NET Core
17 31 (4.74%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 59 (9.02%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (4.74%) Greenfield Project
3 22 (3.36%) Self-Motivation
4 21 (3.21%) Mobile App
5 18 (2.75%) Replication
6 16 (2.45%) Clustering
7 14 (2.14%) Management Information System
8 13 (1.99%) Data Structures
9 10 (1.53%) User Experience
10 8 (1.22%) AS400
10 8 (1.22%) Cloud Native
10 8 (1.22%) Fat Client
10 8 (1.22%) Thin Client
11 7 (1.07%) Private Cloud
12 6 (0.92%) DataPower
13 5 (0.76%) N-Tier
13 5 (0.76%) PlayStation
14 4 (0.61%) Driving Licence
14 4 (0.61%) Public Cloud
14 4 (0.61%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 120 (18.35%) Windows
2 59 (9.02%) Windows Server
3 33 (5.05%) Linux
4 18 (2.75%) AIX
5 11 (1.68%) Unix
6 10 (1.53%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (1.38%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (1.22%) Windows 10
8 8 (1.22%) Windows 7
8 8 (1.22%) Windows Server 2016
8 8 (1.22%) Windows Server 2019
9 7 (1.07%) CentOS
10 4 (0.61%) Android
10 4 (0.61%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (0.61%) Windows Vista
10 4 (0.61%) Windows XP
11 2 (0.31%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.31%) Solaris
12 1 (0.15%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 200 (30.58%) Agile Software Development
2 150 (22.94%) MVC
3 134 (20.49%) DevOps
4 103 (15.75%) Business Intelligence
5 86 (13.15%) Microservices
6 56 (8.56%) TDD
7 54 (8.26%) Analytics
7 54 (8.26%) Problem-Solving
8 51 (7.80%) Software Engineering
8 51 (7.80%) Web Development
9 46 (7.03%) ITIL
10 45 (6.88%) Scrum
10 45 (6.88%) SDLC
10 45 (6.88%) Test Automation
11 42 (6.42%) Performance Tuning
12 41 (6.27%) SOLID
13 38 (5.81%) ETL
14 37 (5.66%) UML
15 36 (5.50%) Continuous Integration
15 36 (5.50%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 404 (61.77%) SQL
2 294 (44.95%) C#
3 191 (29.20%) JavaScript
4 141 (21.56%) T-SQL
5 62 (9.48%) PowerShell
6 55 (8.41%) Python
7 50 (7.65%) TypeScript
8 44 (6.73%) PL/SQL
9 42 (6.42%) Java
10 19 (2.91%) VB
11 12 (1.83%) R
11 12 (1.83%) Shell Script
11 12 (1.83%) VB.NET
11 12 (1.83%) VBA
12 7 (1.07%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 7 (1.07%) Java 8
12 7 (1.07%) Perl
12 7 (1.07%) PHP
12 7 (1.07%) Ruby
13 6 (0.92%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 28 (4.28%) SC Cleared
1 28 (4.28%) Security Cleared
2 26 (3.98%) Degree
3 23 (3.52%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (1.68%) MCSE
5 7 (1.07%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (1.07%) ISTQB
5 7 (1.07%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 6 (0.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 5 (0.76%) DBS Check
7 5 (0.76%) MCSA
8 4 (0.61%) CCNA
8 4 (0.61%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (0.46%) ISEB
9 3 (0.46%) MCP
10 2 (0.31%) HNC
10 2 (0.31%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.31%) PMP
10 2 (0.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.15%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (3.52%) QA
2 17 (2.60%) SLA
3 16 (2.45%) GDPR
4 12 (1.83%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.31%) IFRS
5 2 (0.31%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.15%) IFRS 9
6 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 66 (10.09%) Docker
2 59 (9.02%) Active Directory
3 24 (3.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 23 (3.52%) Hyper-V
5 12 (1.83%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.46%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (0.31%) Firmware
7 2 (0.31%) vSphere
7 2 (0.31%) XenApp
8 1 (0.15%) GlusterFS
Systems Management
1 36 (5.50%) Terraform
2 33 (5.05%) Kubernetes
3 30 (4.59%) Ansible
4 25 (3.82%) MIIS
5 20 (3.06%) Microsoft Clustering
6 19 (2.91%) Opscode Chef
7 18 (2.75%) Puppet
7 18 (2.75%) SCCM
8 12 (1.83%) Single Sign-On
9 6 (0.92%) Failover Clustering
10 5 (0.76%) Packer
10 5 (0.76%) Rancher
11 3 (0.46%) HP ALM
11 3 (0.46%) Microsoft Intune
12 2 (0.31%) Cisco CUCM
12 2 (0.31%) ITRS Geneos
12 2 (0.31%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 2 (0.31%) SCOM
12 2 (0.31%) Simpana
12 2 (0.31%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 329 (50.31%) Microsoft
2 87 (13.30%) Oracle
3 43 (6.57%) IBM
4 39 (5.96%) VMware
5 18 (2.75%) Databricks
6 14 (2.14%) Citrix
7 9 (1.38%) Red Hat
8 8 (1.22%) Salesforce.com
8 8 (1.22%) SolarWinds
8 8 (1.22%) Telerik
9 7 (1.07%) Dell
10 6 (0.92%) Cisco
10 6 (0.92%) Cognos
10 6 (0.92%) Google
10 6 (0.92%) MuleSoft
10 6 (0.92%) NetApp
11 5 (0.76%) AppDynamics
11 5 (0.76%) SAP
11 5 (0.76%) ServiceNow
11 5 (0.76%) Xamarin