Period
to 11 July 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 11 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
England > Midlands
6 months to
11 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 12 12 9
Rank change year-on-year 0 -3 +2
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 698 1,553 2,445
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 11.69% 12.83% 16.47%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 43.46% 47.54% 56.69%
Number of salaries quoted 632 1,452 2,324
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £56,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% 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 1,606 3,267 4,313
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 26.89% 26.98% 29.06%
Number of salaries quoted 1,389 2,642 3,621
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £28,750 £26,750 £27,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £61,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

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 11 July 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 11 July 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 +1 454 £45,000 +5.88% 88
East Midlands -2 240 £42,500 +6.25% 60
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 11 July 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.

1 402 (57.59%) SQL
2 313 (44.84%) .NET
3 302 (43.27%) Microsoft
4 297 (42.55%) C#
5 246 (35.24%) Azure
6 196 (28.08%) Agile Software Development
7 192 (27.51%) ASP.NET
8 181 (25.93%) JavaScript
9 178 (25.50%) MVC
10 170 (24.36%) HTML
11 168 (24.07%) CSS
12 162 (23.21%) T-SQL
13 161 (23.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 142 (20.34%) Business Intelligence
15 141 (20.20%) Windows
16 127 (18.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 112 (16.05%) DevOps
18 106 (15.19%) Data Warehouse
19 104 (14.90%) .NET Framework
20 99 (14.18%) jQuery
21 97 (13.90%) ASP.NET Web API
22 96 (13.75%) Power Platform
22 96 (13.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
23 91 (13.04%) AngularJS
24 89 (12.75%) Analytical Skills
25 88 (12.61%) Problem-Solving
25 88 (12.61%) Git (software)
26 87 (12.46%) Power BI
27 81 (11.60%) ASP.NET MVC
28 77 (11.03%) Finance

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 41 (5.87%) SharePoint
2 21 (3.01%) IIS
3 16 (2.29%) MS Exchange
4 14 (2.01%) BizTalk Server
5 11 (1.58%) CMS
6 9 (1.29%) Skype for Business
6 9 (1.29%) Tomcat
7 8 (1.15%) Apache
7 8 (1.15%) NetWeaver
8 7 (1.00%) Apache Spark
8 7 (1.00%) Elasticsearch
9 6 (0.86%) SAS
9 6 (0.86%) Umbraco
10 5 (0.72%) Confluence
11 4 (0.57%) WebSphere
12 3 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2013
12 3 (0.43%) SharePoint 2013
13 2 (0.29%) Moodle
13 2 (0.29%) NServiceBus
13 2 (0.29%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 17 (2.44%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (1.43%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.29%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.14%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 19 (2.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.00%) Oracle Applications
3 6 (0.86%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.29%) Line 500
4 2 (0.29%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.14%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.14%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 246 (35.24%) Azure
2 96 (13.75%) Power Platform
3 60 (8.60%) AWS
4 33 (4.73%) Dynamics 365
4 33 (4.73%) Office 365
5 24 (3.44%) Azure Data Factory
5 24 (3.44%) SaaS
6 17 (2.44%) PaaS
7 16 (2.29%) IaaS
8 14 (2.01%) PowerApps
9 11 (1.58%) GCP
10 10 (1.43%) Azure Active Directory
11 6 (0.86%) GitHub
11 6 (0.86%) Power Automate
12 4 (0.57%) Amazon EC2
12 4 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
12 4 (0.57%) npm
13 2 (0.29%) Azure ExpressRoute
13 2 (0.29%) Serverless
14 1 (0.14%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 26 (3.72%) SAN
2 20 (2.87%) Firewall
3 18 (2.58%) LAN
3 18 (2.58%) TCP/IP
3 18 (2.58%) WAN
4 15 (2.15%) DNS
5 12 (1.72%) NAS
6 11 (1.58%) VPN
7 9 (1.29%) DHCP
8 8 (1.15%) Broadband
8 8 (1.15%) Internet
8 8 (1.15%) VLAN
9 5 (0.72%) Network Security
10 4 (0.57%) Intranet
10 4 (0.57%) SSL
10 4 (0.57%) Wireless
11 3 (0.43%) MPLS
11 3 (0.43%) Remote Desktop
11 3 (0.43%) VoIP
12 2 (0.29%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 161 (23.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 127 (18.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 106 (15.19%) Data Warehouse
4 96 (13.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 87 (12.46%) Power BI
6 47 (6.73%) MySQL
6 47 (6.73%) Relational Database
7 36 (5.16%) Azure SQL Database
7 36 (5.16%) SQL Server 2012
8 34 (4.87%) Data Lake
9 30 (4.30%) Big Data
10 29 (4.15%) OLTP
11 26 (3.72%) MongoDB
12 24 (3.44%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 24 (3.44%) Snowflake Schema
13 20 (2.87%) PostgreSQL
14 19 (2.72%) SQL Server 2008
15 18 (2.58%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 18 (2.58%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
15 18 (2.58%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 88 (12.61%) Git (software)
2 58 (8.31%) Visual Studio
3 33 (4.73%) Team Foundation Server
4 21 (3.01%) JIRA
5 16 (2.29%) Jenkins
6 14 (2.01%) Subversion
7 13 (1.86%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 10 (1.43%) Maven
8 10 (1.43%) Visual Studio Team System
9 9 (1.29%) ERwin
9 9 (1.29%) JMeter
9 9 (1.29%) PowerDesigner
10 6 (0.86%) Bitbucket
10 6 (0.86%) ER Studio
10 6 (0.86%) Selenium
11 5 (0.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 5 (0.72%) MSTest
11 5 (0.72%) NUnit
11 5 (0.72%) Octopus Deploy
11 5 (0.72%) SonarQube
General
1 77 (11.03%) Finance
2 36 (5.16%) Retail
3 24 (3.44%) Law
4 17 (2.44%) Back Office
5 14 (2.01%) Manufacturing
6 13 (1.86%) Legal
7 12 (1.72%) Public Sector
8 11 (1.58%) Marketing
9 8 (1.15%) Aerospace
10 7 (1.00%) Automotive
10 7 (1.00%) Digital Economy
11 6 (0.86%) Telecoms
12 4 (0.57%) Games
13 3 (0.43%) Police
14 2 (0.29%) Advertising
14 2 (0.29%) Banking
15 1 (0.14%) Billing
15 1 (0.14%) Dutch Language
15 1 (0.14%) French Language
15 1 (0.14%) German Language
Job Titles
1 350 (50.14%) Developer
2 114 (16.33%) .NET Developer
3 73 (10.46%) Analyst
4 71 (10.17%) Senior Developer
5 66 (9.46%) C# Developer
6 58 (8.31%) Software Developer
7 57 (8.17%) SQL Developer
8 56 (8.02%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 43 (6.16%) C# .NET Developer
10 38 (5.44%) DBA
11 36 (5.16%) Software Engineer
12 34 (4.87%) Web Developer
13 32 (4.58%) SQL DBA
14 30 (4.30%) Data Engineer
15 28 (4.01%) Full Stack Developer
16 26 (3.72%) .NET Software Developer
17 25 (3.58%) Architect
18 24 (3.44%) Junior
19 23 (3.30%) Administrator
19 23 (3.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 313 (44.84%) .NET
2 192 (27.51%) ASP.NET
3 170 (24.36%) HTML
4 168 (24.07%) CSS
5 104 (14.90%) .NET Framework
6 99 (14.18%) jQuery
7 97 (13.90%) ASP.NET Web API
8 91 (13.04%) AngularJS
9 81 (11.60%) ASP.NET MVC
10 63 (9.03%) .NET Core
11 62 (8.88%) HTML5
12 56 (8.02%) Entity Framework
13 51 (7.31%) Web Services
14 50 (7.16%) React
15 35 (5.01%) WinForms
16 28 (4.01%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 28 (4.01%) XML
17 27 (3.87%) REST
18 26 (3.72%) RESTful
19 24 (3.44%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 89 (12.75%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (4.15%) Data Centre
3 26 (3.72%) Greenfield Project
3 26 (3.72%) Self-Motivation
4 22 (3.15%) Management Information System
5 18 (2.58%) Data Structures
6 17 (2.44%) Mobile App
7 16 (2.29%) Public Cloud
8 15 (2.15%) Clustering
8 15 (2.15%) Replication
9 13 (1.86%) User Experience
10 7 (1.00%) Enterprise Storage
10 7 (1.00%) Linux Command Line
11 6 (0.86%) Fat Client
11 6 (0.86%) Thin Client
12 5 (0.72%) Driving Licence
13 4 (0.57%) PKI
13 4 (0.57%) Raspberry Pi
13 4 (0.57%) Smartphone
14 3 (0.43%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 141 (20.20%) Windows
2 62 (8.88%) Windows Server
3 37 (5.30%) Linux
4 18 (2.58%) Android
5 13 (1.86%) Unix
6 12 (1.72%) Apple iOS
6 12 (1.72%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (1.58%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (1.00%) Windows Server 2016
9 6 (0.86%) Windows 10
10 4 (0.57%) Windows 7
10 4 (0.57%) Windows 8
11 3 (0.43%) Windows Phone
12 2 (0.29%) HPUX
12 2 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.14%) OpenVMS
13 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2019
13 1 (0.14%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 196 (28.08%) Agile Software Development
2 178 (25.50%) MVC
3 142 (20.34%) Business Intelligence
4 112 (16.05%) DevOps
5 88 (12.61%) Problem-Solving
6 68 (9.74%) Software Engineering
7 63 (9.03%) ETL
8 62 (8.88%) Data Modelling
9 54 (7.74%) Web Development
10 53 (7.59%) ITIL
10 53 (7.59%) TDD
11 50 (7.16%) Unit Testing
12 48 (6.88%) Migration
13 45 (6.45%) Mentoring
14 42 (6.02%) Disaster Recovery
15 39 (5.59%) Continuous Improvement
15 39 (5.59%) Visualisation
16 37 (5.30%) Performance Tuning
17 36 (5.16%) User Stories
18 35 (5.01%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 402 (57.59%) SQL
2 297 (42.55%) C#
3 181 (25.93%) JavaScript
4 162 (23.21%) T-SQL
5 57 (8.17%) Java
6 46 (6.59%) VB.NET
7 39 (5.59%) PowerShell
8 36 (5.16%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 35 (5.01%) TypeScript
10 20 (2.87%) Python
11 19 (2.72%) PL/SQL
12 16 (2.29%) PHP
13 13 (1.86%) VBScript
14 10 (1.43%) C++
15 8 (1.15%) VB
16 5 (0.72%) C
17 4 (0.57%) Objective-C
17 4 (0.57%) R
17 4 (0.57%) X++
18 2 (0.29%) Scala
Qualifications
1 55 (7.88%) Degree
2 36 (5.16%) Microsoft Certification
3 20 (2.87%) Security Cleared
4 14 (2.01%) SC Cleared
5 9 (1.29%) Master's Degree
5 9 (1.29%) MCSA
5 9 (1.29%) MCSE
6 7 (1.00%) Computer Science Degree
7 6 (0.86%) ITIL Certification
7 6 (0.86%) MCP
7 6 (0.86%) Microsoft Certified Architect
8 5 (0.72%) AWS Certification
9 4 (0.57%) HNC
9 4 (0.57%) ISTQB
9 4 (0.57%) MCDBA
10 2 (0.29%) CCNP
10 2 (0.29%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.29%) ISEB
10 2 (0.29%) Network+ Certification
10 2 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (4.30%) QA
2 25 (3.58%) Data Quality
3 16 (2.29%) SLA
4 13 (1.86%) GDPR
5 8 (1.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (0.86%) ISO 9001
7 5 (0.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.29%) IFRS
8 2 (0.29%) IFRS 9
8 2 (0.29%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.14%) GxP
9 1 (0.14%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 74 (10.60%) Active Directory
2 39 (5.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (4.87%) Hyper-V
4 18 (2.58%) Docker
5 16 (2.29%) vSphere
6 13 (1.86%) Virtual Machines
7 6 (0.86%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (0.72%) XenApp
9 3 (0.43%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (0.29%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.29%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.14%) Apache Flume
11 1 (0.14%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 19 (2.72%) SCCM
2 10 (1.43%) Microsoft Clustering
3 6 (0.86%) Failover Clustering
4 5 (0.72%) Kibana
4 5 (0.72%) logstash
4 5 (0.72%) SCOM
4 5 (0.72%) vCenter Server
4 5 (0.72%) WSUS
5 4 (0.57%) Kubernetes
6 3 (0.43%) MIIS
7 2 (0.29%) Backup Exec
7 2 (0.29%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (0.29%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 2 (0.29%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (0.29%) Netcool
7 2 (0.29%) OpenView
7 2 (0.29%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.14%) Dollar Universe
8 1 (0.14%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.14%) IBM BigFix
Vendors
1 302 (43.27%) Microsoft
2 76 (10.89%) Oracle
3 61 (8.74%) VMware
4 25 (3.58%) Cisco
5 23 (3.30%) Citrix
6 19 (2.72%) Tableau
7 14 (2.01%) SAP
8 13 (1.86%) Databricks
8 13 (1.86%) Google
9 11 (1.58%) Teradata
9 11 (1.58%) Xamarin
10 9 (1.29%) NetApp
11 7 (1.00%) Telerik
12 6 (0.86%) McAfee
13 5 (0.72%) Capita
14 4 (0.57%) BMC
14 4 (0.57%) Cognos
14 4 (0.57%) Dell
14 4 (0.57%) HP
14 4 (0.57%) Veeam