Period
to 27 September 2021

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 27 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
England > Midlands
6 months to
27 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 16 11 13
Rank change year-on-year -5 +2 -3
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 1,070 519 1,426
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 10.31% 13.83% 12.30%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 42.14% 41.82% 45.62%
Number of salaries quoted 863 433 1,261
10th Percentile £28,250 £31,250 £27,000
25th Percentile £35,000 £37,000 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
75th Percentile £55,000 £57,500 £52,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £63,750 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £51,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -1.96% +7.37% -

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 2,539 1,241 3,126
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 24.47% 33.06% 26.97%
Number of salaries quoted 1,936 1,026 2,669
10th Percentile £30,250 £30,000 £27,000
25th Percentile £36,250 £35,250 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £46,578 £46,125 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year +0.98% +8.53% -
75th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £53,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +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 27 September 2021.

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 27 September 2021. 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 -4 729 £45,000 - 171
East Midlands -5 339 £42,500 -5.56% 134
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 27 September 2021, 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.

1 572 (53.46%) SQL
2 539 (50.37%) Microsoft
3 477 (44.58%) .NET
4 473 (44.21%) Azure
5 459 (42.90%) C#
6 362 (33.83%) Agile Software Development
7 280 (26.17%) JavaScript
8 263 (24.58%) Windows
9 214 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 212 (19.81%) Business Intelligence
11 209 (19.53%) T-SQL
11 209 (19.53%) Social Skills
12 197 (18.41%) MVC
13 194 (18.13%) .NET Framework
14 193 (18.04%) DevOps
15 191 (17.85%) ASP.NET
16 181 (16.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 180 (16.82%) HTML
18 174 (16.26%) CSS
19 169 (15.79%) jQuery
20 162 (15.14%) .NET Core
21 161 (15.05%) Power Platform
22 158 (14.77%) AWS
23 154 (14.39%) Windows Server
24 153 (14.30%) Problem-Solving
25 151 (14.11%) Power BI
26 150 (14.02%) Active Directory
27 148 (13.83%) Web Services
28 139 (12.99%) Scrum
29 138 (12.90%) VMware

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 76 (7.10%) IIS
2 55 (5.14%) SharePoint
3 32 (2.99%) Umbraco
4 19 (1.78%) CMS
5 17 (1.59%) Confluence
6 13 (1.21%) MS Exchange
7 7 (0.65%) Drupal
7 7 (0.65%) nginx
8 5 (0.47%) Apache
8 5 (0.47%) Apache Spark
9 4 (0.37%) WordPress
10 3 (0.28%) SAS
10 3 (0.28%) Skype for Business
10 3 (0.28%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.28%) WebLogic
11 2 (0.19%) JBoss
11 2 (0.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 2 (0.19%) Oracle Workflow
11 2 (0.19%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.093%) K2 blackpearl
Applications
1 88 (8.22%) Microsoft Excel
1 88 (8.22%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (0.56%) MS Visio
2 6 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (0.19%) InfoPath
3 2 (0.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (0.65%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (0.47%) Visualfiles
3 4 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.37%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 3 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.28%) Sage 200
5 2 (0.19%) Elite 3E
5 2 (0.19%) Exchequer
5 2 (0.19%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.19%) Sentinel
6 1 (0.093%) BusinessWorks
6 1 (0.093%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
6 1 (0.093%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.093%) Sage 500
6 1 (0.093%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 473 (44.21%) Azure
2 161 (15.05%) Power Platform
3 158 (14.77%) AWS
4 94 (8.79%) Microsoft 365
5 53 (4.95%) SaaS
6 50 (4.67%) Azure Data Factory
7 42 (3.93%) GCP
8 37 (3.46%) Serverless
9 31 (2.90%) Azure Synapse Analytics
10 21 (1.96%) Azure Cosmos DB
11 17 (1.59%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 17 (1.59%) GitHub
12 14 (1.31%) PaaS
13 13 (1.21%) Dynamics 365
14 12 (1.12%) Amazon S3
15 11 (1.03%) AWS Lambda
15 11 (1.03%) IaaS
15 11 (1.03%) PowerApps
16 9 (0.84%) Azure Active Directory
16 9 (0.84%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 57 (5.33%) DNS
2 39 (3.64%) DHCP
3 32 (2.99%) Firewall
4 27 (2.52%) LAN
4 27 (2.52%) VPN
5 26 (2.43%) WAN
6 21 (1.96%) SAN
7 14 (1.31%) Internet
7 14 (1.31%) NAS
8 13 (1.21%) TCP/IP
8 13 (1.21%) VLAN
9 12 (1.12%) HTTP
9 12 (1.12%) Intranet
10 7 (0.65%) Remote Desktop
10 7 (0.65%) Skype
10 7 (0.65%) Wireless
11 6 (0.56%) Asterisk PBX
11 6 (0.56%) HTTPS
11 6 (0.56%) Reverse Proxy
12 5 (0.47%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 214 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 181 (16.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 151 (14.11%) Power BI
4 97 (9.07%) Data Warehouse
5 91 (8.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 75 (7.01%) Relational Database
7 65 (6.07%) MySQL
8 63 (5.89%) Data Lake
9 59 (5.51%) Azure SQL Database
10 47 (4.39%) SQL Server 2012
11 44 (4.11%) Tableau
12 39 (3.64%) NoSQL
13 38 (3.55%) PostgreSQL
14 35 (3.27%) SQL Server 2016
15 24 (2.24%) OLAP
16 23 (2.15%) SQL Server 2019
17 22 (2.06%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
18 21 (1.96%) Microsoft Analysis Services
19 20 (1.87%) Oracle Database
20 19 (1.78%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 112 (10.47%) Git (software)
2 86 (8.04%) Visual Studio
3 47 (4.39%) JIRA
4 28 (2.62%) Visual Studio Team System
5 25 (2.34%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 20 (1.87%) Team Foundation Server
7 12 (1.12%) MSTest
7 12 (1.12%) Selenium
7 12 (1.12%) TeamCity
8 11 (1.03%) NUnit
9 10 (0.93%) GitLab
9 10 (0.93%) Jenkins
9 10 (0.93%) Subversion
10 7 (0.65%) SpecFlow
11 6 (0.56%) Android Studio
11 6 (0.56%) Bitbucket
11 6 (0.56%) Visual Studio Code
11 6 (0.56%) Xcode
12 5 (0.47%) gulp
12 5 (0.47%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 209 (19.53%) Social Skills
2 97 (9.07%) Finance
3 70 (6.54%) Analytical Skills
4 54 (5.05%) Retail
5 41 (3.83%) Marketing
6 40 (3.74%) Law
7 30 (2.80%) Manufacturing
8 26 (2.43%) Telecoms
9 21 (1.96%) Presentation Skills
10 18 (1.68%) Public Sector
11 15 (1.40%) Organisational Skills
12 14 (1.31%) Banking
12 14 (1.31%) Legal
13 13 (1.21%) Influencing Skills
14 12 (1.12%) Inclusion and Diversity
15 6 (0.56%) Automotive
16 5 (0.47%) Documentation Skills
17 4 (0.37%) Billing
17 4 (0.37%) Games
17 4 (0.37%) Police
Job Titles
1 500 (46.73%) Developer
2 185 (17.29%) .NET Developer
3 147 (13.74%) Software Developer
4 142 (13.27%) C# Developer
5 106 (9.91%) Analyst
6 80 (7.48%) DBA
7 72 (6.73%) C# .NET Developer
8 71 (6.64%) Senior Developer
9 58 (5.42%) C# Software Developer
10 57 (5.33%) Architect
10 57 (5.33%) SQL DBA
11 55 (5.14%) Data Engineer
12 50 (4.67%) .NET Software Developer
13 49 (4.58%) SQL Developer
14 44 (4.11%) Junior
15 43 (4.02%) Business Intelligence Developer
16 42 (3.93%) Administrator
17 40 (3.74%) Consultant
18 38 (3.55%) Solutions Architect
19 37 (3.46%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 477 (44.58%) .NET
2 194 (18.13%) .NET Framework
3 191 (17.85%) ASP.NET
4 180 (16.82%) HTML
5 174 (16.26%) CSS
6 169 (15.79%) jQuery
7 162 (15.14%) .NET Core
8 148 (13.83%) Web Services
9 118 (11.03%) React
10 114 (10.65%) AngularJS
11 106 (9.91%) Entity Framework
12 83 (7.76%) ASP.NET MVC
13 77 (7.20%) ASP.NET Web API
14 70 (6.54%) XML
15 59 (5.51%) LINQ
16 51 (4.77%) REST
17 48 (4.49%) ASP.NET Web Forms
18 47 (4.39%) JSON
19 42 (3.93%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 38 (3.55%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 71 (6.64%) Clustering
2 47 (4.39%) Public Cloud
3 46 (4.30%) Greenfield Project
4 35 (3.27%) Mobile App
5 33 (3.08%) Management Information System
6 28 (2.62%) Data Centre
6 28 (2.62%) Driving Licence
7 23 (2.15%) Replication
8 19 (1.78%) Self-Motivation
8 19 (1.78%) User Experience
9 18 (1.68%) Enterprise Software
10 11 (1.03%) Fat Client
10 11 (1.03%) Legacy Systems
10 11 (1.03%) Thin Client
11 10 (0.93%) AS400
11 10 (0.93%) Data Structures
12 9 (0.84%) Data Protection Act
12 9 (0.84%) HP Storage
13 7 (0.65%) e-Health
13 7 (0.65%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 263 (24.58%) Windows
2 154 (14.39%) Windows Server
3 74 (6.92%) Linux
4 51 (4.77%) Windows 10
5 36 (3.36%) Windows Server 2012
6 32 (2.99%) Windows Server 2008
7 30 (2.80%) Unix
8 27 (2.52%) Windows 7
9 23 (2.15%) Windows Server 2016
10 21 (1.96%) Windows XP
11 16 (1.50%) Windows Server 2019
12 13 (1.21%) Android
12 13 (1.21%) Windows 8
13 10 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 6 (0.56%) Windows Server 2003
15 3 (0.28%) AIX
15 3 (0.28%) Apple iOS
16 2 (0.19%) Mac OS
16 2 (0.19%) Solaris
16 2 (0.19%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 362 (33.83%) Agile Software Development
2 212 (19.81%) Business Intelligence
3 197 (18.41%) MVC
4 193 (18.04%) DevOps
5 153 (14.30%) Problem-Solving
6 139 (12.99%) Scrum
7 135 (12.62%) SDLC
8 122 (11.40%) ETL
9 121 (11.31%) Software Engineering
10 95 (8.88%) Analytics
11 91 (8.50%) Full Stack Development
12 75 (7.01%) Data Modelling
12 75 (7.01%) TDD
13 72 (6.73%) SOLID
14 71 (6.64%) Web Development
15 69 (6.45%) Mentoring
16 64 (5.98%) Visualisation
17 61 (5.70%) Microservices
18 58 (5.42%) Unit Testing
19 54 (5.05%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 572 (53.46%) SQL
2 459 (42.90%) C#
3 280 (26.17%) JavaScript
4 209 (19.53%) T-SQL
5 99 (9.25%) VB.NET
6 91 (8.50%) TypeScript
7 86 (8.04%) PowerShell
8 55 (5.14%) Java
9 54 (5.05%) Python
10 37 (3.46%) VBA
11 30 (2.80%) PHP
12 24 (2.24%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 12 (1.12%) PL/SQL
13 12 (1.12%) R
13 12 (1.12%) VB
14 11 (1.03%) C
15 10 (0.93%) C++
16 8 (0.75%) XAML
17 7 (0.65%) Shell Script
17 7 (0.65%) U-SQL
Qualifications
1 105 (9.81%) Degree
2 55 (5.14%) Security Cleared
3 44 (4.11%) Microsoft Certification
4 43 (4.02%) SC Cleared
5 26 (2.43%) HND
6 25 (2.34%) HNC
7 24 (2.24%) Computer Science Degree
8 15 (1.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 11 (1.03%) Cisco Certification
9 11 (1.03%) ISTQB
9 11 (1.03%) MCSA
10 10 (0.93%) CCNA
10 10 (0.93%) CCNP
10 10 (0.93%) ISEB
11 9 (0.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 9 (0.84%) NCSIE
12 7 (0.65%) MCP
13 5 (0.47%) AWS Certification
13 5 (0.47%) MCSE
13 5 (0.47%) Microsoft Certified Architect
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (5.33%) QA
2 44 (4.11%) SLA
3 27 (2.52%) Data Quality
4 14 (1.31%) GDPR
5 12 (1.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 8 (0.75%) Accessibility
7 5 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 3 (0.28%) COBIT
8 3 (0.28%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.19%) HL7
9 2 (0.19%) PMO
System Software
1 150 (14.02%) Active Directory
2 68 (6.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 65 (6.07%) Docker
4 53 (4.95%) Hyper-V
5 49 (4.58%) VMware ESXi
6 10 (0.93%) vSphere
7 9 (0.84%) Oracle RAC
8 6 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (0.28%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.093%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.093%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.093%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 47 (4.39%) Microsoft Clustering
2 41 (3.83%) Kubernetes
3 28 (2.62%) Terraform
4 20 (1.87%) SCCM
5 19 (1.78%) Rancher
6 13 (1.21%) Ansible
7 11 (1.03%) SCOM
8 9 (0.84%) Data Guard
8 9 (0.84%) WSUS
9 7 (0.65%) Active Directory Federation Services
10 6 (0.56%) HAProxy
10 6 (0.56%) Nagios
10 6 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
10 6 (0.56%) Puppet
11 5 (0.47%) FortiGate
11 5 (0.47%) Microsoft Intune
12 3 (0.28%) Backup Exec
12 3 (0.28%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 2 (0.19%) MIIS
13 2 (0.19%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 539 (50.37%) Microsoft
2 138 (12.90%) VMware
3 103 (9.63%) Oracle
4 46 (4.30%) Databricks
5 42 (3.93%) Google
6 34 (3.18%) Cisco
6 34 (3.18%) Xamarin
7 25 (2.34%) Citrix
8 20 (1.87%) Veeam
9 15 (1.40%) SAP
10 14 (1.31%) JD Edwards
10 14 (1.31%) Meraki
11 13 (1.21%) Dell
11 13 (1.21%) HP
12 12 (1.12%) Acronis
12 12 (1.12%) MAPICS
12 12 (1.12%) NetApp
12 12 (1.12%) Red Hat
12 12 (1.12%) Salesforce.com
13 11 (1.03%) IBM