Period
to 29 October 2020

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 29 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
England > Midlands
6 months to
29 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 11 12 9
Rank change year-on-year +1 -3 +2
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 550 1,424 2,081
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 13.26% 12.60% 15.45%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 40.59% 46.51% 54.71%
Number of salaries quoted 515 1,378 1,978
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £63,750 £60,000 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +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 1,355 3,062 3,804
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 32.67% 27.09% 28.25%
Number of salaries quoted 1,115 2,678 3,149
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £31,000 £27,462 £27,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £65,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% 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 29 October 2020.

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 29 October 2020. 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 +2 347 £42,500 -3.41% 93
East Midlands +1 202 £47,000 +17.50% 91
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 29 October 2020, 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.

1 344 (62.55%) SQL
2 279 (50.73%) .NET
2 279 (50.73%) Microsoft
3 250 (45.45%) C#
4 223 (40.55%) Azure
5 194 (35.27%) Agile Software Development
6 181 (32.91%) JavaScript
7 164 (29.82%) T-SQL
8 154 (28.00%) MVC
9 138 (25.09%) HTML
10 136 (24.73%) ASP.NET
11 135 (24.55%) CSS
12 119 (21.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 117 (21.27%) DevOps
14 103 (18.73%) Git (software)
15 101 (18.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 98 (17.82%) Oracle
17 95 (17.27%) Business Intelligence
18 93 (16.91%) AngularJS
19 92 (16.73%) jQuery
20 90 (16.36%) .NET Framework
20 90 (16.36%) ASP.NET Web API
21 76 (13.82%) .NET Core
21 76 (13.82%) Windows
21 76 (13.82%) ASP.NET MVC
22 74 (13.45%) Power Platform
23 69 (12.55%) Data Warehouse
24 64 (11.64%) SQL Server 2012
25 62 (11.27%) Power BI
26 61 (11.09%) Microservices

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 37 (6.73%) IIS
2 15 (2.73%) CMS
2 15 (2.73%) SharePoint
3 13 (2.36%) Elasticsearch
3 13 (2.36%) WebSphere
4 11 (2.00%) Confluence
5 7 (1.27%) GlassFish
5 7 (1.27%) JBoss
6 5 (0.91%) BizTalk Server
6 5 (0.91%) MS Exchange
7 4 (0.73%) Sitefinity
7 4 (0.73%) Umbraco
8 3 (0.55%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (0.55%) WordPress
9 2 (0.36%) NetWeaver
9 2 (0.36%) NServiceBus
9 2 (0.36%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.18%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.18%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 26 (4.73%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (1.64%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (0.91%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.55%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.18%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 15 (2.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (1.64%) Dynamics NAV
3 7 (1.27%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 5 (0.91%) Oracle BPM
5 4 (0.73%) Magento
6 3 (0.55%) Visualfiles
7 2 (0.36%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 2 (0.36%) Line 500
7 2 (0.36%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.18%) JDE EnterpriseOne
8 1 (0.18%) NetSuite
8 1 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.18%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 223 (40.55%) Azure
2 74 (13.45%) Power Platform
3 55 (10.00%) AWS
4 29 (5.27%) GitHub
5 25 (4.55%) Dynamics 365
6 18 (3.27%) Azure Data Factory
6 18 (3.27%) Office 365
7 17 (3.09%) SaaS
8 16 (2.91%) npm
8 16 (2.91%) PaaS
9 14 (2.55%) IaaS
10 12 (2.18%) Amazon EC2
11 10 (1.82%) PowerApps
11 10 (1.82%) Serverless
12 8 (1.45%) GCP
13 6 (1.09%) Amazon S3
13 6 (1.09%) OpenShift
13 6 (1.09%) Power Automate
14 5 (0.91%) Amazon ELB
14 5 (0.91%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 19 (3.45%) Firewall
2 18 (3.27%) SAN
3 16 (2.91%) Internet
4 9 (1.64%) LAN
5 8 (1.45%) WAN
6 7 (1.27%) Broadband
6 7 (1.27%) TCP/IP
6 7 (1.27%) VPN
7 6 (1.09%) AMQP
7 6 (1.09%) DNS
8 5 (0.91%) Intranet
9 4 (0.73%) NAS
9 4 (0.73%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (0.55%) DHCP
10 3 (0.55%) VLAN
11 2 (0.36%) IPv4
11 2 (0.36%) Network Security
11 2 (0.36%) Remote Desktop
12 1 (0.18%) Skype
12 1 (0.18%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 119 (21.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 101 (18.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 69 (12.55%) Data Warehouse
4 64 (11.64%) SQL Server 2012
5 62 (11.27%) Power BI
6 48 (8.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 31 (5.64%) Azure SQL Database
8 30 (5.45%) Relational Database
9 28 (5.09%) MongoDB
10 24 (4.36%) NoSQL
11 22 (4.00%) MySQL
12 21 (3.82%) OLTP
13 20 (3.64%) Oracle Database
14 19 (3.45%) Redis
15 16 (2.91%) PostgreSQL
16 14 (2.55%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
16 14 (2.55%) BusinessObjects
16 14 (2.55%) Data Lake
17 13 (2.36%) Big Data
18 12 (2.18%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 103 (18.73%) Git (software)
2 53 (9.64%) Visual Studio
3 47 (8.55%) Team Foundation Server
4 37 (6.73%) JIRA
5 31 (5.64%) Jenkins
6 20 (3.64%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 17 (3.09%) Bitbucket
8 16 (2.91%) TeamCity
9 14 (2.55%) gulp
9 14 (2.55%) jspm
10 11 (2.00%) Oracle Forms
11 10 (1.82%) GitLab
12 8 (1.45%) Artifactory
12 8 (1.45%) Selenium
12 8 (1.45%) Subversion
12 8 (1.45%) Visual Studio Code
13 7 (1.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 7 (1.27%) Mockito
13 7 (1.27%) Moq
13 7 (1.27%) MSTest
General
1 56 (10.18%) Finance
2 30 (5.45%) Back Office
3 27 (4.91%) Retail
4 16 (2.91%) Marketing
5 10 (1.82%) Digital Economy
5 10 (1.82%) Public Sector
6 9 (1.64%) Aerospace
6 9 (1.64%) Law
7 8 (1.45%) Manufacturing
8 6 (1.09%) Games
9 5 (0.91%) Legal
10 3 (0.55%) Telecoms
11 2 (0.36%) Automotive
11 2 (0.36%) Banking
12 1 (0.18%) Billing
12 1 (0.18%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.18%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 298 (54.18%) Developer
2 112 (20.36%) .NET Developer
3 90 (16.36%) Senior Developer
4 70 (12.73%) Software Developer
5 62 (11.27%) C# Developer
6 56 (10.18%) Analyst
7 40 (7.27%) Full Stack Developer
7 40 (7.27%) SQL Developer
8 36 (6.55%) Web Developer
9 35 (6.36%) .NET Software Developer
9 35 (6.36%) C# .NET Developer
10 31 (5.64%) C# Software Developer
11 29 (5.27%) Architect
12 27 (4.91%) DBA
13 25 (4.55%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 25 (4.55%) Senior .NET Developer
14 23 (4.18%) Software Engineer
15 22 (4.00%) Applications Support
16 21 (3.82%) Junior
17 20 (3.64%) Angular Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 279 (50.73%) .NET
2 138 (25.09%) HTML
3 136 (24.73%) ASP.NET
4 135 (24.55%) CSS
5 93 (16.91%) AngularJS
6 92 (16.73%) jQuery
7 90 (16.36%) .NET Framework
7 90 (16.36%) ASP.NET Web API
8 76 (13.82%) .NET Core
8 76 (13.82%) ASP.NET MVC
9 57 (10.36%) React
10 50 (9.09%) Entity Framework
11 47 (8.55%) HTML5
12 45 (8.18%) REST
13 42 (7.64%) Web Services
14 39 (7.09%) RESTful
15 33 (6.00%) WCF
16 32 (5.82%) WinForms
17 31 (5.64%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 29 (5.27%) ASP.NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 59 (10.73%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (4.00%) Mobile App
3 21 (3.82%) Greenfield Project
4 11 (2.00%) User Experience
5 10 (1.82%) Data Centre
6 9 (1.64%) Clustering
6 9 (1.64%) Public Cloud
7 8 (1.45%) AS400
7 8 (1.45%) Replication
7 8 (1.45%) Self-Motivation
8 7 (1.27%) Data Structures
8 7 (1.27%) Management Information System
9 6 (1.09%) Cloud Native
9 6 (1.09%) DataPower
9 6 (1.09%) Linux Command Line
9 6 (1.09%) Private Cloud
10 5 (0.91%) Driving Licence
10 5 (0.91%) PlayStation
10 5 (0.91%) Virtual Team
11 4 (0.73%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 76 (13.82%) Windows
2 33 (6.00%) Windows Server
3 21 (3.82%) Linux
4 11 (2.00%) Unix
5 10 (1.82%) AIX
5 10 (1.82%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (1.09%) Windows Server 2016
7 5 (0.91%) Android
8 4 (0.73%) Windows 10
8 4 (0.73%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (0.55%) Apple iOS
9 3 (0.55%) Windows Server 2019
10 2 (0.36%) HPUX
10 2 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.36%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 194 (35.27%) Agile Software Development
2 154 (28.00%) MVC
3 117 (21.27%) DevOps
4 95 (17.27%) Business Intelligence
5 61 (11.09%) Microservices
6 58 (10.55%) Web Development
7 48 (8.73%) Software Engineering
8 47 (8.55%) Problem-Solving
9 46 (8.36%) TDD
10 44 (8.00%) Visualisation
11 43 (7.82%) ITIL
12 40 (7.27%) ETL
12 40 (7.27%) Performance Tuning
12 40 (7.27%) Test Automation
13 38 (6.91%) Continuous Integration
14 35 (6.36%) Scrum
14 35 (6.36%) SOLID
15 33 (6.00%) Data Modelling
16 31 (5.64%) Data Visualisation
17 29 (5.27%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 344 (62.55%) SQL
2 250 (45.45%) C#
3 181 (32.91%) JavaScript
4 164 (29.82%) T-SQL
5 52 (9.45%) PowerShell
6 45 (8.18%) PL/SQL
7 37 (6.73%) Java
8 35 (6.36%) Python
9 31 (5.64%) TypeScript
10 24 (4.36%) VB.NET
11 15 (2.73%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 15 (2.73%) VB
12 11 (2.00%) Shell Script
13 8 (1.45%) PHP
14 7 (1.27%) Java 8
15 6 (1.09%) VBScript
16 5 (0.91%) R
16 5 (0.91%) VBA
17 3 (0.55%) Bash Shell
17 3 (0.55%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 36 (6.55%) Degree
2 23 (4.18%) Security Cleared
3 22 (4.00%) SC Cleared
4 12 (2.18%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (1.09%) Computer Science Degree
5 6 (1.09%) MCSE
6 5 (0.91%) ISTQB
6 5 (0.91%) Master's Degree
7 4 (0.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (0.73%) MCSA
8 3 (0.55%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (0.36%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.18%) CCNA
10 1 (0.18%) CompTIA Security+
10 1 (0.18%) ISEB
10 1 (0.18%) MCP
10 1 (0.18%) Network+ Certification
10 1 (0.18%) OCP
10 1 (0.18%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (3.64%) GDPR
2 15 (2.73%) QA
3 11 (2.00%) Data Quality
4 10 (1.82%) SLA
5 4 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.55%) IFRS
7 2 (0.36%) IFRS 9
7 2 (0.36%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.18%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 41 (7.45%) Docker
2 30 (5.45%) Active Directory
3 24 (4.36%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (2.18%) Hyper-V
5 10 (1.82%) vSphere
6 4 (0.73%) XenApp
7 2 (0.36%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.18%) Firmware
8 1 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 22 (4.00%) Kubernetes
2 20 (3.64%) Terraform
3 18 (3.27%) Ansible
4 14 (2.55%) MIIS
5 11 (2.00%) SCCM
6 10 (1.82%) Opscode Chef
7 9 (1.64%) Single Sign-On
8 8 (1.45%) Microsoft Clustering
9 5 (0.91%) Packer
9 5 (0.91%) Puppet
10 4 (0.73%) Failover Clustering
11 2 (0.36%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 2 (0.36%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 2 (0.36%) SCOM
11 2 (0.36%) Simpana
12 1 (0.18%) Cisco CUCM
12 1 (0.18%) Data Guard
12 1 (0.18%) OPNET
12 1 (0.18%) Oracle RMAN
12 1 (0.18%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 279 (50.73%) Microsoft
2 98 (17.82%) Oracle
3 33 (6.00%) IBM
4 32 (5.82%) VMware
5 16 (2.91%) SAP
6 12 (2.18%) Cisco
7 9 (1.64%) Citrix
7 9 (1.64%) Google
8 8 (1.45%) Red Hat
8 8 (1.45%) SolarWinds
8 8 (1.45%) Telerik
8 8 (1.45%) Xamarin
9 6 (1.09%) Databricks
9 6 (1.09%) HubSpot
9 6 (1.09%) ServiceNow
9 6 (1.09%) Teradata
10 5 (0.91%) AppDynamics
10 5 (0.91%) Dell
11 4 (0.73%) CommVault
11 4 (0.73%) MuleSoft