Period
to 26 May 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 26 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
England > Midlands
6 months to
26 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 9 11 8
Rank change year-on-year +2 -3 -4
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2,404 2,460 2,981
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 16.51% 15.98% 16.17%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 57.03% 52.76% 54.95%
Number of salaries quoted 2,064 2,222 2,594
Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £56,250 £55,000 £55,000
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 4,215 4,663 5,425
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 28.94% 30.29% 29.42%
Number of salaries quoted 3,520 3,998 4,456
Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £61,250 £58,750 £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 26 May 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 26 May 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 +2 1,345 £40,000 - 201
East Midlands +2 1,058 £40,000 -4.19% 196
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 1,403 (58.36%) C#
2 1,377 (57.28%) .NET
3 1,238 (51.50%) SQL
4 935 (38.89%) Microsoft
5 882 (36.69%) MVC
6 881 (36.65%) ASP.NET
7 843 (35.07%) Agile Software Development
8 812 (33.78%) JavaScript
9 743 (30.91%) HTML
10 726 (30.20%) CSS
11 517 (21.51%) ASP.NET MVC
12 468 (19.47%) Windows
13 460 (19.13%) Microsoft Azure
14 452 (18.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 427 (17.76%) T-SQL
16 407 (16.93%) ASP.NET Web API
17 395 (16.43%) Business Intelligence
18 392 (16.31%) AngularJS
19 384 (15.97%) jQuery
20 383 (15.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
21 380 (15.81%) .NET Framework
22 379 (15.77%) TDD
23 313 (13.02%) SQL Server 2016
24 303 (12.60%) Finance
25 302 (12.56%) Entity Framework
26 276 (11.48%) Problem-Solving
27 265 (11.02%) Scrum
28 261 (10.86%) Web Services
29 256 (10.65%) Windows Server
30 253 (10.52%) ASP.NET MVC 5

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
1 145 (6.03%) SharePoint
2 98 (4.08%) IIS
3 72 (3.00%) MS Exchange
4 61 (2.54%) BizTalk Server
5 42 (1.75%) CMS
6 39 (1.62%) Umbraco
7 35 (1.46%) Elasticsearch
8 32 (1.33%) Confluence
9 19 (0.79%) K2 blackpearl
10 18 (0.75%) SharePoint Server
11 17 (0.71%) Apache
12 14 (0.58%) Apache Spark
12 14 (0.58%) SharePoint 2013
12 14 (0.58%) Skype for Business
13 13 (0.54%) SAS
14 11 (0.46%) JBoss
14 11 (0.46%) MTS
14 11 (0.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 7 (0.29%) NServiceBus
15 7 (0.29%) OpenEdge
Applications
1 101 (4.20%) Microsoft Excel
2 84 (3.49%) Microsoft Office
3 11 (0.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (0.33%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.17%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.12%) Fireworks
6 3 (0.12%) Moqups
7 2 (0.083%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.042%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 41 (1.71%) Dynamics NAV
2 40 (1.66%) Dynamics AX
3 35 (1.46%) Dynamics CRM
4 18 (0.75%) Remedy ITSM
5 7 (0.29%) NetSuite
6 5 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
6 5 (0.21%) Payment Gateway
7 4 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
8 3 (0.12%) Sage 1000
8 3 (0.12%) Sage 500
9 2 (0.083%) Dynamics GP
9 2 (0.083%) Dynamics SL
9 2 (0.083%) SAP Business One
9 2 (0.083%) SAP ERP
10 1 (0.042%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 1 (0.042%) Cognos Planning
10 1 (0.042%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
10 1 (0.042%) Maximo
10 1 (0.042%) Misys Equation
10 1 (0.042%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 460 (19.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 136 (5.66%) Amazon AWS
3 105 (4.37%) Office 365
4 49 (2.04%) IaaS
5 44 (1.83%) PaaS
6 38 (1.58%) SaaS
7 29 (1.21%) GitHub
8 25 (1.04%) Azure Data Factory
9 24 (1.00%) IBM Cloud
10 21 (0.87%) Dynamics 365
11 18 (0.75%) Bluemix
12 14 (0.58%) Google Cloud Platform
13 10 (0.42%) Serverless
14 9 (0.37%) Amazon EC2
14 9 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
15 8 (0.33%) AWS CloudFormation
15 8 (0.33%) CloudFront
15 8 (0.33%) Sage Pay
16 7 (0.29%) Azure Active Directory
17 6 (0.25%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 83 (3.45%) Firewall
2 70 (2.91%) DNS
3 63 (2.62%) WAN
4 62 (2.58%) LAN
4 62 (2.58%) SAN
5 53 (2.20%) DHCP
6 48 (2.00%) Internet
7 45 (1.87%) SSL
8 39 (1.62%) VoIP
9 36 (1.50%) TCP/IP
10 32 (1.33%) IPsec
11 24 (1.00%) VPN
12 19 (0.79%) Hyperconnected
13 17 (0.71%) SMS
14 16 (0.67%) Cisco ASA
15 12 (0.50%) Remote Desktop
16 11 (0.46%) Network Security
17 10 (0.42%) VLAN
18 9 (0.37%) SSH
19 8 (0.33%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 452 (18.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 383 (15.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 313 (13.02%) SQL Server 2016
4 250 (10.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 227 (9.44%) Data Warehouse
6 195 (8.11%) NoSQL
7 153 (6.36%) SQL Server 2008
8 149 (6.20%) SQL Server 2012
9 147 (6.11%) Power BI
10 143 (5.95%) MongoDB
11 130 (5.41%) Relational Database
12 124 (5.16%) SQL Server 2014
13 87 (3.62%) MySQL
14 60 (2.50%) Oracle Database
15 50 (2.08%) Big Data
16 46 (1.91%) PostgreSQL
17 45 (1.87%) SQL Server 2000
18 44 (1.83%) RavenDB
19 42 (1.75%) Hadoop
20 38 (1.58%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 172 (7.15%) Visual Studio
2 169 (7.03%) Team Foundation Server
3 160 (6.66%) Git (software)
4 70 (2.91%) JIRA
5 63 (2.62%) Octopus Deploy
6 53 (2.20%) Jenkins
7 44 (1.83%) Bitbucket
8 42 (1.75%) TeamCity
9 36 (1.50%) Subversion
10 34 (1.41%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 30 (1.25%) Visual Studio Team System
12 28 (1.16%) Moq
13 26 (1.08%) NUnit
14 22 (0.92%) Selenium
15 18 (0.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 17 (0.71%) WiX
17 16 (0.67%) MSTest
17 16 (0.67%) SpecFlow
18 13 (0.54%) JUnit
18 13 (0.54%) MSI
General
1 303 (12.60%) Finance
2 190 (7.90%) Retail
3 109 (4.53%) Advertising
4 87 (3.62%) Marketing
5 65 (2.70%) Manufacturing
6 43 (1.79%) Banking
7 41 (1.71%) Automotive
8 31 (1.29%) Legal
9 23 (0.96%) Law
10 22 (0.92%) Games
11 15 (0.62%) Telecoms
12 13 (0.54%) Financial Institution
13 9 (0.37%) Aerospace
14 8 (0.33%) Electronics
15 6 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
15 6 (0.25%) Publishing
16 4 (0.17%) Billing
17 3 (0.12%) Back Office
17 3 (0.12%) French Language
17 3 (0.12%) German Language
Job Titles
1 1,528 (63.56%) Developer
2 836 (34.78%) .NET Developer
3 471 (19.59%) C# Developer
4 328 (13.64%) C# .NET Developer
5 244 (10.15%) Analyst
6 239 (9.94%) SQL Developer
7 214 (8.90%) ASP.NET Developer
8 199 (8.28%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 187 (7.78%) Senior Developer
10 179 (7.45%) Software Developer
11 173 (7.20%) DBA
12 142 (5.91%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
13 132 (5.49%) SQL DBA
14 131 (5.45%) Support Analyst
15 125 (5.20%) Business Intelligence Developer
16 118 (4.91%) .NET Software Developer
17 115 (4.78%) JavaScript Developer
18 102 (4.24%) Senior .NET Developer
19 97 (4.03%) Administrator
20 95 (3.95%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,377 (57.28%) .NET
2 881 (36.65%) ASP.NET
3 743 (30.91%) HTML
4 726 (30.20%) CSS
5 517 (21.51%) ASP.NET MVC
6 407 (16.93%) ASP.NET Web API
7 392 (16.31%) AngularJS
8 384 (15.97%) jQuery
9 380 (15.81%) .NET Framework
10 302 (12.56%) Entity Framework
11 261 (10.86%) Web Services
12 253 (10.52%) ASP.NET MVC 5
13 240 (9.98%) RESTful
13 240 (9.98%) WCF
14 228 (9.48%) HTML5
15 173 (7.20%) CSS3
16 168 (6.99%) ASP.NET Web Forms
17 167 (6.95%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 152 (6.32%) Node.js
19 146 (6.07%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 148 (6.16%) Greenfield Project
2 120 (4.99%) Analytical Skills
3 79 (3.29%) Computer Science
4 78 (3.24%) Mobile App
5 73 (3.04%) Replication
6 72 (3.00%) Clustering
7 68 (2.83%) Self-Motivation
8 60 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
9 58 (2.41%) Fintech
10 53 (2.20%) User Experience
11 36 (1.50%) Data Centre
12 35 (1.46%) Music Streaming
13 31 (1.29%) NHS
14 30 (1.25%) Management Information System
15 27 (1.12%) Digital TV
16 24 (1.00%) Driving Licence
17 16 (0.67%) Data Structures
18 15 (0.62%) EPoS
19 11 (0.46%) Private Cloud
20 10 (0.42%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 468 (19.47%) Windows
2 256 (10.65%) Windows Server
3 97 (4.03%) Linux
4 72 (3.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 66 (2.75%) Windows Server 2008
6 59 (2.45%) Android
7 44 (1.83%) Windows Server 2003
8 42 (1.75%) Apple iOS
9 41 (1.71%) Windows 10
10 37 (1.54%) Windows 7
11 34 (1.41%) Unix
12 9 (0.37%) Windows Vista
13 8 (0.33%) Windows XP
14 7 (0.29%) Mac OS X
14 7 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 6 (0.25%) CentOS
16 4 (0.17%) Ubuntu
16 4 (0.17%) Windows 8
17 3 (0.12%) Debian
18 2 (0.083%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 882 (36.69%) MVC
2 843 (35.07%) Agile Software Development
3 395 (16.43%) Business Intelligence
4 379 (15.77%) TDD
5 276 (11.48%) Problem-Solving
6 265 (11.02%) Scrum
7 229 (9.53%) BDD
7 229 (9.53%) Web Application Development
8 202 (8.40%) Web Development
9 184 (7.65%) Continuous Integration
10 153 (6.36%) OO
11 139 (5.78%) Performance Tuning
12 137 (5.70%) ETL
13 129 (5.37%) ITIL
14 124 (5.16%) Test Automation
15 122 (5.07%) Software Engineering
16 118 (4.91%) Dependency Injection
17 113 (4.70%) Unit Testing
18 88 (3.66%) Project Management
19 87 (3.62%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 1,403 (58.36%) C#
2 1,238 (51.50%) SQL
3 812 (33.78%) JavaScript
4 427 (17.76%) T-SQL
5 182 (7.57%) VB.NET
6 151 (6.28%) Java
7 142 (5.91%) PowerShell
8 94 (3.91%) Ruby
9 89 (3.70%) VB
10 69 (2.87%) C++
11 51 (2.12%) Python
12 49 (2.04%) PL/SQL
13 46 (1.91%) PHP
14 27 (1.12%) C
14 27 (1.12%) TypeScript
15 19 (0.79%) VBScript
16 18 (0.75%) X++
17 17 (0.71%) Shell Script
18 15 (0.62%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
18 15 (0.62%) Perl
Qualifications
1 152 (6.32%) Degree
2 102 (4.24%) Microsoft Certification
3 46 (1.91%) Computer Science Degree
4 44 (1.83%) Security Cleared
5 39 (1.62%) MCP
6 33 (1.37%) MCSE
7 26 (1.08%) SC Cleared
8 21 (0.87%) MCPD
9 18 (0.75%) Cisco Certification
10 17 (0.71%) CCNA
10 17 (0.71%) MCSA
11 15 (0.62%) ITIL Certification
12 12 (0.50%) Master's Degree
12 12 (0.50%) MCDBA
13 9 (0.37%) ISEB
13 9 (0.37%) MCITP
14 8 (0.33%) Oracle Certification
15 7 (0.29%) DBS Check
15 7 (0.29%) ISTQB
16 6 (0.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (2.95%) SLA
2 44 (1.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 28 (1.16%) QA
4 24 (1.00%) COBIT
5 16 (0.67%) GDPR
5 16 (0.67%) PMO
6 13 (0.54%) PCI DSS
7 10 (0.42%) ISO 9001
8 9 (0.37%) Data Quality
9 3 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials
9 3 (0.12%) TickIT
10 1 (0.042%) GCP
10 1 (0.042%) ISO 8583
10 1 (0.042%) ISO/IEC 19770
10 1 (0.042%) WCAG
System Software
1 186 (7.74%) Active Directory
2 88 (3.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 76 (3.16%) VMware ESXi
4 67 (2.79%) Hyper-V
5 58 (2.41%) Docker
6 20 (0.83%) Virtual Machines
6 20 (0.83%) vSphere
7 15 (0.62%) Microsoft App-V
8 12 (0.50%) XenApp
9 11 (0.46%) HDFS
10 8 (0.33%) Xen
11 7 (0.29%) XenDesktop
12 6 (0.25%) Firmware
12 6 (0.25%) ISA Server
13 5 (0.21%) Oracle RAC
13 5 (0.21%) Squid
14 3 (0.12%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 3 (0.12%) Snort
14 3 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
14 3 (0.12%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 57 (2.37%) SCCM
2 31 (1.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 29 (1.21%) SCOM
4 25 (1.04%) Opscode Chef
5 21 (0.87%) Ansible
6 20 (0.83%) Kubernetes
7 18 (0.75%) Puppet
8 13 (0.54%) vCenter Server
9 11 (0.46%) Terraform
10 10 (0.42%) Kibana
10 10 (0.42%) Microsoft Clustering
10 10 (0.42%) Nagios
11 8 (0.33%) Graphite
11 8 (0.33%) logstash
12 5 (0.21%) NetBackup
12 5 (0.21%) WSUS
13 4 (0.17%) Failover Clustering
13 4 (0.17%) FortiGate
13 4 (0.17%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 4 (0.17%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 935 (38.89%) Microsoft
2 187 (7.78%) Oracle
3 144 (5.99%) VMware
4 89 (3.70%) Google
5 79 (3.29%) SAP
6 59 (2.45%) Xamarin
7 56 (2.33%) Facebook
8 55 (2.29%) Cisco
9 50 (2.08%) Tableau
10 38 (1.58%) Citrix
11 34 (1.41%) Dell
12 23 (0.96%) IBM
13 20 (0.83%) Sitecore
14 18 (0.75%) Remedy
15 15 (0.62%) Veeam
16 12 (0.50%) HP
16 12 (0.50%) Twitter
17 11 (0.46%) Salesforce.com
18 10 (0.42%) BMC
18 10 (0.42%) Sage