Period
to 26 March 2019

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 March 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
England > Midlands
6 months to
26 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 12 8 12
Rank change year-on-year -4 +4 -3
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 1,627 2,549 2,457
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 13.43% 16.87% 15.43%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 50.83% 55.84% 52.09%
Number of salaries quoted 1,351 2,206 2,208
Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £58,750 £56,250 £54,750
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 3,201 4,565 4,717
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 26.43% 30.22% 29.62%
Number of salaries quoted 2,480 3,861 3,959
Midlands median annual salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -

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 March 2019.

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 March 2019. 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 -4 986 £41,000 +2.50% 103
East Midlands -6 641 £40,000 - 90
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 26 March 2019, 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.

1 863 (53.04%) SQL
2 800 (49.17%) .NET
3 762 (46.83%) C#
4 738 (45.36%) Microsoft
5 531 (32.64%) Agile Software Development
6 505 (31.04%) JavaScript
7 454 (27.90%) ASP.NET
8 436 (26.80%) HTML
9 429 (26.37%) MVC
10 421 (25.88%) Windows
11 403 (24.77%) CSS
12 357 (21.94%) Microsoft Azure
13 309 (18.99%) T-SQL
14 285 (17.52%) Business Intelligence
15 281 (17.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 246 (15.12%) Visual Studio
17 240 (14.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 239 (14.69%) Windows Server
19 215 (13.21%) Web Services
20 210 (12.91%) Scrum
21 203 (12.48%) ASP.NET MVC
22 199 (12.23%) AngularJS
23 191 (11.74%) Problem-Solving
24 186 (11.43%) Data Warehouse
25 182 (11.19%) Degree
26 181 (11.12%) Team Foundation Server
26 181 (11.12%) ASP.NET Web API
27 174 (10.69%) Active Directory
28 172 (10.57%) Analytical Skills
29 171 (10.51%) jQuery

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
1 130 (7.99%) SharePoint
2 65 (4.00%) IIS
3 61 (3.75%) MS Exchange
4 49 (3.01%) CMS
5 43 (2.64%) Umbraco
6 38 (2.34%) SAS
7 37 (2.27%) Elasticsearch
8 33 (2.03%) Skype for Business
9 28 (1.72%) BizTalk Server
10 26 (1.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 22 (1.35%) Tomcat
12 15 (0.92%) Confluence
13 14 (0.86%) WebLogic
14 13 (0.80%) WebSphere
15 12 (0.74%) Apache
15 12 (0.74%) JBoss
16 10 (0.61%) SharePoint 2013
17 9 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2010
17 9 (0.55%) Oracle UPK
18 7 (0.43%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 82 (5.04%) Microsoft Office
2 64 (3.93%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (0.37%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.18%) AutoCAD
4 3 (0.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.12%) ArchiCAD
5 2 (0.12%) MicroStation
5 2 (0.12%) Revit
6 1 (0.061%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 21 (1.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (0.86%) Dynamics AX
3 11 (0.68%) JDE OneWorld
4 9 (0.55%) Movex
4 9 (0.55%) Oracle Applications
4 9 (0.55%) Oracle EBS
5 8 (0.49%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 5 (0.31%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 5 (0.31%) SAP ERP
7 4 (0.25%) SAP S/4HANA
8 3 (0.18%) Carpe Diem
8 3 (0.18%) Elite 3E
8 3 (0.18%) Payment Gateway
9 2 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
9 2 (0.12%) Magento
9 2 (0.12%) NetSuite
9 2 (0.12%) SAP MII
10 1 (0.061%) Cognos Planning
10 1 (0.061%) Cognos TM1
10 1 (0.061%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 357 (21.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 166 (10.20%) Amazon AWS
3 105 (6.45%) Office 365
4 63 (3.87%) SaaS
5 44 (2.70%) IaaS
6 36 (2.21%) PaaS
7 23 (1.41%) Serverless
8 17 (1.04%) Dynamics 365
9 16 (0.98%) npm
10 15 (0.92%) OneDrive
11 12 (0.74%) Google Cloud Platform
12 10 (0.61%) Amazon EC2
13 8 (0.49%) Azure Data Factory
13 8 (0.49%) GitHub
14 7 (0.43%) Amazon SQS
15 6 (0.37%) Azure Active Directory
15 6 (0.37%) NuGet
16 5 (0.31%) AWS CloudFormation
17 4 (0.25%) Azure Functions
18 3 (0.18%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 62 (3.81%) SAN
2 58 (3.56%) Firewall
3 55 (3.38%) LAN
3 55 (3.38%) WAN
4 49 (3.01%) TCP/IP
5 43 (2.64%) Network Security
6 39 (2.40%) DNS
7 30 (1.84%) DHCP
7 30 (1.84%) Internet
8 21 (1.29%) NAS
9 19 (1.17%) FTP
9 19 (1.17%) VLAN
9 19 (1.17%) VoIP
10 18 (1.11%) Skype
11 17 (1.04%) Intrusion Detection
11 17 (1.04%) SSL
12 16 (0.98%) VPN
13 12 (0.74%) Intranet
13 12 (0.74%) IPsec
14 8 (0.49%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 281 (17.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 240 (14.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 186 (11.43%) Data Warehouse
4 137 (8.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 126 (7.74%) Power BI
6 124 (7.62%) Relational Database
7 115 (7.07%) SQL Server 2008
8 113 (6.95%) SQL Server 2012
9 86 (5.29%) NoSQL
10 68 (4.18%) SQL Server 2014
11 67 (4.12%) SQL Server 2016
12 55 (3.38%) MySQL
13 50 (3.07%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 45 (2.77%) PostgreSQL
15 43 (2.64%) Big Data
15 43 (2.64%) MongoDB
16 42 (2.58%) QlikView
17 41 (2.52%) Azure SQL Database
18 32 (1.97%) Oracle Database
19 30 (1.84%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 246 (15.12%) Visual Studio
2 181 (11.12%) Team Foundation Server
3 131 (8.05%) Git (software)
4 38 (2.34%) Selenium
5 33 (2.03%) Jenkins
5 33 (2.03%) Subversion
6 31 (1.91%) JIRA
6 31 (1.91%) Visual Studio Team System
7 23 (1.41%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 22 (1.35%) TeamCity
9 17 (1.04%) NUnit
10 14 (0.86%) ReSharper
11 13 (0.80%) Cucumber
11 13 (0.80%) Moq
12 11 (0.68%) SpecFlow
13 10 (0.61%) Bower
13 10 (0.61%) JMeter
13 10 (0.61%) PHPUnit
14 8 (0.49%) CruiseControl
14 8 (0.49%) Eclipse
General
1 160 (9.83%) Finance
2 127 (7.81%) Retail
3 74 (4.55%) Marketing
4 53 (3.26%) Manufacturing
5 27 (1.66%) Telecoms
6 20 (1.23%) Banking
7 16 (0.98%) Games
8 14 (0.86%) Aerospace
8 14 (0.86%) Back Office
9 10 (0.61%) Advertising
9 10 (0.61%) Law
10 9 (0.55%) Automotive
11 8 (0.49%) Investment Banking
12 7 (0.43%) Legal
13 5 (0.31%) Billing
13 5 (0.31%) Electronics
13 5 (0.31%) Financial Institution
13 5 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
14 4 (0.25%) General Ledger
15 2 (0.12%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 979 (60.17%) Developer
2 411 (25.26%) .NET Developer
3 271 (16.66%) C# Developer
4 212 (13.03%) C# .NET Developer
5 193 (11.86%) Software Developer
6 156 (9.59%) Senior Developer
7 153 (9.40%) Analyst
8 147 (9.04%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 108 (6.64%) SQL Developer
10 92 (5.65%) .NET Software Developer
11 89 (5.47%) C# Software Developer
12 87 (5.35%) DBA
13 81 (4.98%) Architect
14 76 (4.67%) Junior
15 73 (4.49%) VB.NET Developer
16 65 (4.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 65 (4.00%) Junior Developer
17 61 (3.75%) ASP.NET Developer
18 60 (3.69%) SQL DBA
19 56 (3.44%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 800 (49.17%) .NET
2 454 (27.90%) ASP.NET
3 436 (26.80%) HTML
4 403 (24.77%) CSS
5 215 (13.21%) Web Services
6 203 (12.48%) ASP.NET MVC
7 199 (12.23%) AngularJS
8 181 (11.12%) ASP.NET Web API
9 171 (10.51%) jQuery
10 166 (10.20%) HTML5
11 142 (8.73%) .NET Framework
12 133 (8.17%) XML
13 98 (6.02%) REST
14 96 (5.90%) CSS3
14 96 (5.90%) React
15 85 (5.22%) .NET Core
15 85 (5.22%) SOAP
16 79 (4.86%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 78 (4.79%) WCF
18 72 (4.43%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 172 (10.57%) Analytical Skills
2 84 (5.16%) Greenfield Project
3 61 (3.75%) Self-Motivation
4 35 (2.15%) Management Information System
5 33 (2.03%) Driving Licence
5 33 (2.03%) User Experience
6 31 (1.91%) Mobile App
7 30 (1.84%) Clustering
7 30 (1.84%) Hybrid Cloud
8 29 (1.78%) Replication
9 26 (1.60%) NHS
10 22 (1.35%) Data Centre
10 22 (1.35%) EPoS
11 19 (1.17%) Data Structures
12 18 (1.11%) Robotics
13 17 (1.04%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 16 (0.98%) Public Cloud
15 14 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
16 12 (0.74%) Enterprise Storage
16 12 (0.74%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 421 (25.88%) Windows
2 239 (14.69%) Windows Server
3 114 (7.01%) Linux
4 70 (4.30%) Windows Server 2012
5 49 (3.01%) Unix
6 46 (2.83%) Windows Server 2008
7 42 (2.58%) Windows 10
8 35 (2.15%) Android
9 28 (1.72%) Windows 7
10 27 (1.66%) Apple iOS
11 20 (1.23%) Windows 8
12 13 (0.80%) Windows Server 2003
13 10 (0.61%) CentOS
14 7 (0.43%) Windows 2000
15 2 (0.12%) AIX
15 2 (0.12%) Debian
15 2 (0.12%) Windows 2000 Server
15 2 (0.12%) Windows NT
15 2 (0.12%) Windows Phone
15 2 (0.12%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 531 (32.64%) Agile Software Development
2 429 (26.37%) MVC
3 285 (17.52%) Business Intelligence
4 210 (12.91%) Scrum
5 191 (11.74%) Problem-Solving
6 140 (8.60%) Web Development
7 129 (7.93%) ETL
8 127 (7.81%) TDD
9 113 (6.95%) OO
10 108 (6.64%) DevOps
11 104 (6.39%) SDLC
12 103 (6.33%) ITIL
13 99 (6.08%) Analytics
13 99 (6.08%) Visualisation
14 97 (5.96%) Software Engineering
15 94 (5.78%) OOP
16 90 (5.53%) Project Management
17 88 (5.41%) Continuous Integration
18 86 (5.29%) Customer Requirements
19 85 (5.22%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 863 (53.04%) SQL
2 762 (46.83%) C#
3 505 (31.04%) JavaScript
4 309 (18.99%) T-SQL
5 167 (10.26%) VB.NET
6 103 (6.33%) PowerShell
7 83 (5.10%) Java
8 69 (4.24%) VB
9 58 (3.56%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 53 (3.26%) Python
11 50 (3.07%) VB6
12 45 (2.77%) PL/SQL
13 37 (2.27%) C
13 37 (2.27%) R
13 37 (2.27%) VBScript
14 33 (2.03%) PHP
15 31 (1.91%) VBA
16 30 (1.84%) C++
17 23 (1.41%) Ruby
18 11 (0.68%) RPG IV
Qualifications
1 182 (11.19%) Degree
2 83 (5.10%) Microsoft Certification
3 58 (3.56%) Security Cleared
4 57 (3.50%) Computer Science Degree
5 52 (3.20%) MCSE
6 29 (1.78%) Cisco Certification
7 26 (1.60%) CCNP
7 26 (1.60%) MCP
8 25 (1.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 20 (1.23%) CCNA
10 15 (0.92%) ISEB
10 15 (0.92%) MCSA
11 14 (0.86%) SC Cleared
12 12 (0.74%) PMI Certification
13 11 (0.68%) CCA
13 11 (0.68%) CCAA
13 11 (0.68%) Citrix Certification
13 11 (0.68%) DV Cleared
13 11 (0.68%) VCAP
14 9 (0.55%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 86 (5.29%) GDPR
2 44 (2.70%) QA
3 38 (2.34%) Data Quality
4 26 (1.60%) SLA
5 15 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 10 (0.61%) PCI DSS
7 9 (0.55%) COBIT
8 6 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 4 (0.25%) HL7
10 2 (0.12%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.12%) PMO
11 1 (0.061%) Cyber Essentials
11 1 (0.061%) WAI
System Software
1 174 (10.69%) Active Directory
2 96 (5.90%) Hyper-V
3 63 (3.87%) VMware Infrastructure
4 44 (2.70%) Docker
5 22 (1.35%) vSphere
6 21 (1.29%) Virtual Machines
7 20 (1.23%) VMware ESXi
8 17 (1.04%) Virtual Desktop
9 14 (0.86%) Terminal Services
10 10 (0.61%) BitLocker
11 9 (0.55%) Oracle RAC
12 4 (0.25%) KVM
12 4 (0.25%) XenServer
13 3 (0.18%) Squid
14 2 (0.12%) DFS Replication
14 2 (0.12%) Microsoft App-V
14 2 (0.12%) Terminal Server
14 2 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
15 1 (0.061%) XenApp
15 1 (0.061%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 67 (4.12%) SCCM
2 33 (2.03%) SCOM
3 12 (0.74%) Ansible
3 12 (0.74%) SCOrch
4 11 (0.68%) SCVMM
5 10 (0.61%) Linux-HA
5 10 (0.61%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 10 (0.61%) Terraform
6 9 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
6 9 (0.55%) Puppet
7 7 (0.43%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 6 (0.37%) Failover Clustering
8 6 (0.37%) vCenter Server
9 5 (0.31%) Kubernetes
9 5 (0.31%) Microsoft Clustering
10 3 (0.18%) Control-M
10 3 (0.18%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
10 3 (0.18%) WSUS
11 2 (0.12%) Backup Exec
11 2 (0.12%) Nagios
Vendors
1 738 (45.36%) Microsoft
2 167 (10.26%) Oracle
3 103 (6.33%) VMware
4 95 (5.84%) Tableau
5 60 (3.69%) Citrix
6 54 (3.32%) Cisco
7 41 (2.52%) Xamarin
8 32 (1.97%) HP
9 31 (1.91%) SAP
10 26 (1.60%) Cognos
11 25 (1.54%) IBM
12 22 (1.35%) JD Edwards
12 22 (1.35%) NetApp
13 21 (1.29%) Dell
14 19 (1.17%) UiPath
15 18 (1.11%) McAfee
16 17 (1.04%) Google
17 15 (0.92%) 3PAR
18 13 (0.80%) Alteryx
18 13 (0.80%) Remedy