Period
to 21 August 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 21 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
England > Midlands
6 months to
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 9 10 9
Rank change year-on-year +1 -1 -4
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2,255 2,516 2,932
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 16.16% 16.45% 15.81%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 56.40% 53.93% 56.14%
Number of salaries quoted 1,981 2,248 2,517
Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% -1.32%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £57,500 £57,500 £53,750
England median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.33% - +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 3,998 4,665 5,223
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 28.65% 30.50% 28.16%
Number of salaries quoted 3,345 4,042 4,290
Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £23,750
90th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £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 21 August 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 21 August 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 1,222 £40,000 - 198
East Midlands +4 1,029 £40,000 -5.88% 173
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 1,248 (55.34%) C#
2 1,212 (53.75%) .NET
3 1,209 (53.61%) SQL
4 983 (43.59%) Microsoft
5 764 (33.88%) MVC
6 761 (33.75%) Agile Software Development
7 745 (33.04%) JavaScript
8 741 (32.86%) ASP.NET
9 651 (28.87%) HTML
10 630 (27.94%) CSS
11 494 (21.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 479 (21.24%) Microsoft Azure
13 472 (20.93%) T-SQL
14 441 (19.56%) Windows
15 430 (19.07%) ASP.NET MVC
16 407 (18.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 397 (17.61%) Business Intelligence
18 362 (16.05%) jQuery
19 357 (15.83%) ASP.NET Web API
20 355 (15.74%) .NET Framework
21 353 (15.65%) Finance
22 343 (15.21%) AngularJS
23 295 (13.08%) TDD
24 272 (12.06%) Problem-Solving
25 265 (11.75%) Entity Framework
26 261 (11.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
27 260 (11.53%) Scrum
28 243 (10.78%) Web Services
29 241 (10.69%) Windows Server
30 221 (9.80%) SQL Server 2016

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
1 121 (5.37%) SharePoint
2 84 (3.73%) MS Exchange
3 78 (3.46%) IIS
4 66 (2.93%) CMS
5 40 (1.77%) Elasticsearch
6 36 (1.60%) Umbraco
7 35 (1.55%) Confluence
8 24 (1.06%) SAS
9 22 (0.98%) BizTalk Server
9 22 (0.98%) K2 blackpearl
10 21 (0.93%) SharePoint Server
11 18 (0.80%) Skype for Business
12 16 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2013
13 15 (0.67%) Apache
13 15 (0.67%) Apache Spark
14 13 (0.58%) JBoss
15 12 (0.53%) NServiceBus
15 12 (0.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 11 (0.49%) MTS
17 8 (0.35%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 107 (4.75%) Microsoft Excel
2 101 (4.48%) Microsoft Office
3 15 (0.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 14 (0.62%) SPSS
5 12 (0.53%) Photoshop
6 10 (0.44%) MS Visio
7 9 (0.40%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 5 (0.22%) Maya
8 5 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
9 4 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
10 3 (0.13%) Fireworks
10 3 (0.13%) Moqups
11 2 (0.089%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 46 (2.04%) Dynamics AX
2 32 (1.42%) Dynamics CRM
3 21 (0.93%) Dynamics NAV
4 10 (0.44%) FastStats
4 10 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
5 8 (0.35%) Line 500
5 8 (0.35%) Sage X3
6 7 (0.31%) NetSuite
7 5 (0.22%) Payment Gateway
8 3 (0.13%) Sage 1000
9 2 (0.089%) Dynamics SL
9 2 (0.089%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
9 2 (0.089%) R3 Corda
9 2 (0.089%) Sage 200
9 2 (0.089%) SAP Business One
9 2 (0.089%) SAP ERP
10 1 (0.044%) Misys Equation
10 1 (0.044%) Misys Midas
10 1 (0.044%) SAP MM
10 1 (0.044%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 479 (21.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 118 (5.23%) Amazon AWS
3 117 (5.19%) Office 365
4 40 (1.77%) SaaS
5 33 (1.46%) GitHub
6 31 (1.37%) IaaS
7 26 (1.15%) PaaS
8 25 (1.11%) Dynamics 365
9 21 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
10 20 (0.89%) Google Cloud Platform
11 17 (0.75%) Azure Data Factory
12 15 (0.67%) Serverless
13 13 (0.58%) IBM Cloud
14 12 (0.53%) Azure Active Directory
15 8 (0.35%) Google Analytics
16 7 (0.31%) Amazon EC2
16 7 (0.31%) CloudFront
17 6 (0.27%) Heroku
18 5 (0.22%) Azure Functions
18 5 (0.22%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 87 (3.86%) DNS
2 73 (3.24%) SAN
3 71 (3.15%) Firewall
4 70 (3.10%) DHCP
5 62 (2.75%) LAN
5 62 (2.75%) WAN
6 46 (2.04%) SSL
7 43 (1.91%) TCP/IP
8 38 (1.69%) Internet
9 33 (1.46%) VoIP
10 29 (1.29%) IPsec
11 26 (1.15%) Network Security
12 25 (1.11%) VLAN
13 19 (0.84%) VPN
14 17 (0.75%) Cisco ASA
15 15 (0.67%) NAS
15 15 (0.67%) SMS
16 13 (0.58%) HTTP
17 12 (0.53%) Remote Desktop
18 9 (0.40%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 494 (21.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 407 (18.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 261 (11.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 221 (9.80%) SQL Server 2016
5 209 (9.27%) Data Warehouse
6 181 (8.03%) SQL Server 2012
7 167 (7.41%) Power BI
8 153 (6.78%) NoSQL
9 143 (6.34%) SQL Server 2008
10 123 (5.45%) Relational Database
11 94 (4.17%) SQL Server 2014
12 92 (4.08%) MongoDB
13 86 (3.81%) MySQL
14 50 (2.22%) Oracle Database
15 41 (1.82%) SQL Server 2000
16 36 (1.60%) Big Data
16 36 (1.60%) Hadoop
17 31 (1.37%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
17 31 (1.37%) Azure SQL Database
17 31 (1.37%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 200 (8.87%) Team Foundation Server
2 180 (7.98%) Visual Studio
3 141 (6.25%) Git (software)
4 79 (3.50%) Octopus Deploy
5 66 (2.93%) JIRA
6 58 (2.57%) TeamCity
7 48 (2.13%) Jenkins
8 44 (1.95%) Bitbucket
9 41 (1.82%) Visual Studio Team System
10 29 (1.29%) Selenium
11 27 (1.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 27 (1.20%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 27 (1.20%) Subversion
12 24 (1.06%) NUnit
13 21 (0.93%) Moq
14 19 (0.84%) SpecFlow
15 14 (0.62%) JUnit
16 13 (0.58%) Maven
17 12 (0.53%) WiX
18 10 (0.44%) MSTest
General
1 353 (15.65%) Finance
2 181 (8.03%) Retail
3 76 (3.37%) Automotive
4 70 (3.10%) Advertising
5 68 (3.02%) Manufacturing
6 62 (2.75%) Marketing
7 43 (1.91%) Banking
8 36 (1.60%) Legal
9 34 (1.51%) Games
10 27 (1.20%) Law
11 19 (0.84%) Telecoms
12 9 (0.40%) Electronics
13 7 (0.31%) Financial Institution
14 6 (0.27%) Back Office
15 5 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
16 4 (0.18%) Aerospace
16 4 (0.18%) General Ledger
17 3 (0.13%) Publishing
18 2 (0.089%) French Language
19 1 (0.044%) German Language
Job Titles
1 1,363 (60.44%) Developer
2 671 (29.76%) .NET Developer
3 429 (19.02%) C# Developer
4 284 (12.59%) C# .NET Developer
5 227 (10.07%) Analyst
6 195 (8.65%) Software Developer
7 187 (8.29%) Senior Developer
7 187 (8.29%) SQL Developer
8 173 (7.67%) ASP.NET Developer
9 155 (6.87%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 139 (6.16%) DBA
11 126 (5.59%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 106 (4.70%) .NET Software Developer
13 104 (4.61%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
13 104 (4.61%) SQL DBA
13 104 (4.61%) Support Analyst
14 94 (4.17%) Senior .NET Developer
15 93 (4.12%) Administrator
16 92 (4.08%) C# Software Developer
17 87 (3.86%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,212 (53.75%) .NET
2 741 (32.86%) ASP.NET
3 651 (28.87%) HTML
4 630 (27.94%) CSS
5 430 (19.07%) ASP.NET MVC
6 362 (16.05%) jQuery
7 357 (15.83%) ASP.NET Web API
8 355 (15.74%) .NET Framework
9 343 (15.21%) AngularJS
10 265 (11.75%) Entity Framework
11 243 (10.78%) Web Services
12 196 (8.69%) WCF
13 191 (8.47%) HTML5
14 162 (7.18%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 145 (6.43%) RESTful
16 143 (6.34%) CSS3
17 128 (5.68%) ASP.NET MVC 5
18 121 (5.37%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 107 (4.75%) .NET Core
19 107 (4.75%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 141 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 128 (5.68%) Greenfield Project
3 85 (3.77%) Mobile App
4 82 (3.64%) Self-Motivation
5 69 (3.06%) Computer Science
6 53 (2.35%) Management Information System
7 49 (2.17%) User Experience
8 45 (2.00%) Driving Licence
8 45 (2.00%) Replication
9 41 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
10 37 (1.64%) Data Centre
11 36 (1.60%) Clustering
11 36 (1.60%) Fintech
12 26 (1.15%) Data Structures
13 19 (0.84%) Music Streaming
14 16 (0.71%) NHS
15 15 (0.67%) Fat Client
15 15 (0.67%) Thin Client
16 13 (0.58%) Digital TV
16 13 (0.58%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 441 (19.56%) Windows
2 241 (10.69%) Windows Server
3 91 (4.04%) Windows Server 2008
4 82 (3.64%) Linux
5 66 (2.93%) Windows Server 2012
6 47 (2.08%) Windows 7
7 45 (2.00%) Unix
8 33 (1.46%) Windows Server 2003
9 29 (1.29%) Windows 10
10 28 (1.24%) Apple iOS
11 26 (1.15%) Android
12 19 (0.84%) Windows 8
13 13 (0.58%) Ubuntu
14 8 (0.35%) SUSE
15 7 (0.31%) Mac OS
16 6 (0.27%) Windows Vista
16 6 (0.27%) Windows XP
17 5 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 3 (0.13%) Debian
18 3 (0.13%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 764 (33.88%) MVC
2 761 (33.75%) Agile Software Development
3 397 (17.61%) Business Intelligence
4 295 (13.08%) TDD
5 272 (12.06%) Problem-Solving
6 260 (11.53%) Scrum
7 187 (8.29%) Web Development
8 160 (7.10%) Continuous Integration
9 157 (6.96%) BDD
10 154 (6.83%) Test Automation
11 149 (6.61%) OO
12 147 (6.52%) Performance Tuning
13 142 (6.30%) Unit Testing
14 138 (6.12%) ETL
15 127 (5.63%) Web Application Development
16 123 (5.45%) ITIL
17 122 (5.41%) Software Engineering
18 107 (4.75%) Project Management
19 95 (4.21%) Microservices
20 94 (4.17%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 1,248 (55.34%) C#
2 1,209 (53.61%) SQL
3 745 (33.04%) JavaScript
4 472 (20.93%) T-SQL
5 195 (8.65%) VB.NET
6 128 (5.68%) PowerShell
7 120 (5.32%) Java
8 88 (3.90%) VB
9 57 (2.53%) C++
10 50 (2.22%) Ruby
11 48 (2.13%) Python
12 38 (1.69%) PL/SQL
13 32 (1.42%) PHP
14 29 (1.29%) C
15 27 (1.20%) VBScript
16 25 (1.11%) X++
17 24 (1.06%) VBA
18 21 (0.93%) TypeScript
19 17 (0.75%) VB6
20 15 (0.67%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 160 (7.10%) Degree
2 111 (4.92%) Microsoft Certification
3 59 (2.62%) Security Cleared
4 47 (2.08%) MCP
5 41 (1.82%) Computer Science Degree
6 40 (1.77%) MCSE
7 31 (1.37%) DBS Check
8 27 (1.20%) MCPD
9 20 (0.89%) BC Cleared
10 18 (0.80%) SC Cleared
11 14 (0.62%) ISEB
12 12 (0.53%) ITIL Certification
12 12 (0.53%) Master's Degree
13 10 (0.44%) CCNA
13 10 (0.44%) Cisco Certification
13 10 (0.44%) ISTQB
14 9 (0.40%) MCITP
14 9 (0.40%) MCSA
15 5 (0.22%) APMP
15 5 (0.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (3.33%) SLA
2 37 (1.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 36 (1.60%) GDPR
4 34 (1.51%) QA
5 19 (0.84%) COBIT
6 12 (0.53%) ISO 9001
7 11 (0.49%) PCI DSS
8 10 (0.44%) PMO
9 5 (0.22%) Data Quality
10 3 (0.13%) TickIT
11 2 (0.089%) GCP
12 1 (0.044%) ISO 8583
12 1 (0.044%) ISO/IEC 19770
12 1 (0.044%) WCAG
System Software
1 218 (9.67%) Active Directory
2 122 (5.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 92 (4.08%) Hyper-V
4 67 (2.97%) VMware ESXi
5 46 (2.04%) Docker
6 25 (1.11%) vSphere
7 14 (0.62%) Virtual Machines
8 13 (0.58%) Terminal Services
8 13 (0.58%) XenApp
9 11 (0.49%) HDFS
10 9 (0.40%) ISA Server
10 9 (0.40%) Microsoft App-V
10 9 (0.40%) XenServer
11 8 (0.35%) Firmware
12 7 (0.31%) Xen
12 7 (0.31%) XenDesktop
13 5 (0.22%) Snort
14 4 (0.18%) VMware Workstation
15 3 (0.13%) BitLocker
15 3 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 77 (3.41%) SCCM
2 31 (1.37%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 25 (1.11%) SCOM
4 18 (0.80%) Kubernetes
5 14 (0.62%) Kibana
5 14 (0.62%) Opscode Chef
6 13 (0.58%) Ansible
7 11 (0.49%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 11 (0.49%) Puppet
7 11 (0.49%) WSUS
8 10 (0.44%) logstash
9 9 (0.40%) Nagios
10 8 (0.35%) Norton AntiVirus
10 8 (0.35%) vCenter Server
11 7 (0.31%) Graphite
11 7 (0.31%) McAfee ePO
11 7 (0.31%) Oracle RMAN
11 7 (0.31%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 7 (0.31%) Terraform
12 6 (0.27%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 983 (43.59%) Microsoft
2 170 (7.54%) VMware
3 166 (7.36%) Oracle
4 104 (4.61%) Google
5 76 (3.37%) Cisco
6 67 (2.97%) Xamarin
7 58 (2.57%) Tableau
8 48 (2.13%) Citrix
9 44 (1.95%) SAP
10 35 (1.55%) Facebook
11 33 (1.46%) Dell
12 32 (1.42%) Twitter
13 30 (1.33%) Veeam
14 26 (1.15%) HP
15 21 (0.93%) Sage
16 17 (0.75%) SolarWinds
17 16 (0.71%) McAfee
17 16 (0.71%) NetApp
17 16 (0.71%) Symantec
18 15 (0.67%) Capita