Period
to 22 January 2022

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 22 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
England > Midlands
6 months to
22 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 19 16 13
Rank change year-on-year -3 -3 -1
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 967 649 1,254
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 9.33% 11.72% 11.90%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 38.90% 41.87% 44.11%
Number of salaries quoted 828 534 1,141
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £27,250
25th Percentile £36,250 £34,000 £33,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% +6.25%
75th Percentile £56,250 £57,500 £52,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £60,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +3.09% +2.11%

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 2,486 1,550 2,843
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 23.98% 27.99% 26.98%
Number of salaries quoted 1,936 1,270 2,497
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,000 £27,500
25th Percentile £37,500 £34,000 £33,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%
75th Percentile £62,500 £57,500 £55,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £68,750
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% -

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 22 January 2022.

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 22 January 2022. 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
Jobs
West Midlands +2 643 £45,000 +5.88% 176
East Midlands -10 319 £46,750 +3.89% 91
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 22 January 2022, 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.

1 516 (53.36%) Microsoft
2 506 (52.33%) SQL
3 433 (44.78%) Azure
4 362 (37.44%) .NET
5 348 (35.99%) C#
6 316 (32.68%) Agile Software Development
7 278 (28.75%) JavaScript
8 249 (25.75%) Windows
9 204 (21.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 199 (20.58%) DevOps
11 195 (20.17%) Business Intelligence
12 193 (19.96%) Social Skills
13 190 (19.65%) T-SQL
13 190 (19.65%) ASP.NET
14 182 (18.82%) MVC
15 179 (18.51%) CSS
16 178 (18.41%) Power Platform
17 165 (17.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 163 (16.86%) Problem-Solving
19 162 (16.75%) Power BI
20 158 (16.34%) HTML
21 152 (15.72%) .NET Framework
22 146 (15.10%) Scrum
23 137 (14.17%) jQuery
24 130 (13.44%) Git (software)
25 128 (13.24%) Active Directory
25 128 (13.24%) AWS
25 128 (13.24%) Windows Server
26 117 (12.10%) Degree
27 115 (11.89%) Full Stack Development

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 84 (8.69%) IIS
2 51 (5.27%) SharePoint
3 34 (3.52%) Umbraco
4 20 (2.07%) CMS
5 17 (1.76%) Confluence
6 12 (1.24%) MS Exchange
7 9 (0.93%) Drupal
8 8 (0.83%) JBoss
9 7 (0.72%) GlassFish
9 7 (0.72%) WebSphere
10 6 (0.62%) Liferay
11 5 (0.52%) WordPress
12 4 (0.41%) Apache
12 4 (0.41%) Skype for Business
13 3 (0.31%) nginx
14 2 (0.21%) Apache Airflow
14 2 (0.21%) Apache Solr
14 2 (0.21%) Elasticsearch
14 2 (0.21%) SAS
14 2 (0.21%) Tomcat
Applications
1 89 (9.20%) Microsoft Excel
2 87 (9.00%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (0.72%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.10%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 19 (1.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.52%) Dynamics NAV
3 4 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.41%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 2 (0.21%) Sage 500
5 1 (0.10%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.10%) Elite 3E
5 1 (0.10%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
5 1 (0.10%) Magento
5 1 (0.10%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.10%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.10%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 433 (44.78%) Azure
2 178 (18.41%) Power Platform
3 128 (13.24%) AWS
4 107 (11.07%) SaaS
5 85 (8.79%) Microsoft 365
6 39 (4.03%) Azure Data Factory
7 24 (2.48%) Serverless
8 21 (2.17%) Azure Cosmos DB
9 20 (2.07%) Azure Active Directory
9 20 (2.07%) PaaS
10 19 (1.96%) Dynamics 365
10 19 (1.96%) GCP
11 15 (1.55%) PowerApps
12 14 (1.45%) IaaS
13 13 (1.34%) Azure Synapse Analytics
13 13 (1.34%) Snowflake
14 11 (1.14%) Azure App Service
15 10 (1.03%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 9 (0.93%) Azure Monitor
16 9 (0.93%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 47 (4.86%) DNS
2 39 (4.03%) DHCP
3 29 (3.00%) Firewall
4 25 (2.59%) WAN
5 23 (2.38%) LAN
6 21 (2.17%) HTTP
7 18 (1.86%) SAN
8 16 (1.65%) VPN
9 11 (1.14%) IPv6
9 11 (1.14%) VLAN
9 11 (1.14%) Wireless
10 10 (1.03%) Network Security
10 10 (1.03%) TCP/IP
11 7 (0.72%) Internet
12 6 (0.62%) BGP
12 6 (0.62%) HTTPS
12 6 (0.62%) NAS
12 6 (0.62%) OSPF
12 6 (0.62%) SNMP
13 5 (0.52%) SD-WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 204 (21.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 165 (17.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 162 (16.75%) Power BI
4 111 (11.48%) Data Warehouse
5 83 (8.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 72 (7.45%) Relational Database
7 46 (4.76%) MySQL
7 46 (4.76%) SQL Server 2012
8 42 (4.34%) Tableau
9 38 (3.93%) SQL Server 2016
10 35 (3.62%) Data Lake
11 34 (3.52%) Azure SQL Database
12 29 (3.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 27 (2.79%) PostgreSQL
14 26 (2.69%) SQL Server 2019
15 25 (2.59%) NoSQL
16 21 (2.17%) Star Schema
17 17 (1.76%) OLAP
18 16 (1.65%) Oracle Database
19 14 (1.45%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 130 (13.44%) Git (software)
2 69 (7.14%) Visual Studio
3 45 (4.65%) JIRA
4 30 (3.10%) Team Foundation Server
5 29 (3.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 14 (1.45%) NUnit
6 14 (1.45%) Visual Studio Team System
7 13 (1.34%) Jenkins
8 12 (1.24%) JUnit
9 11 (1.14%) Moq
10 9 (0.93%) GitLab
11 8 (0.83%) Subversion
12 7 (0.72%) Mockito
12 7 (0.72%) Visual Studio Code
13 6 (0.62%) Postman
13 6 (0.62%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 5 (0.52%) Bitbucket
14 5 (0.52%) git-flow
14 5 (0.52%) Gradle
15 4 (0.41%) gulp
General
1 193 (19.96%) Social Skills
2 87 (9.00%) Finance
3 82 (8.48%) Analytical Skills
4 60 (6.20%) Manufacturing
5 51 (5.27%) Law
6 42 (4.34%) Marketing
7 37 (3.83%) Retail
8 33 (3.41%) Banking
9 26 (2.69%) Public Sector
10 24 (2.48%) Organisational Skills
11 16 (1.65%) Inclusion and Diversity
12 14 (1.45%) Presentation Skills
13 13 (1.34%) Documentation Skills
14 11 (1.14%) Influencing Skills
14 11 (1.14%) Telecoms
15 10 (1.03%) Legal
16 9 (0.93%) Automotive
16 9 (0.93%) Police
17 7 (0.72%) Games
18 6 (0.62%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 472 (48.81%) Developer
2 144 (14.89%) .NET Developer
3 129 (13.34%) Software Developer
4 109 (11.27%) Analyst
5 92 (9.51%) Senior Developer
6 91 (9.41%) C# Developer
7 68 (7.03%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 58 (6.00%) DBA
9 52 (5.38%) Data Engineer
10 51 (5.27%) SQL Developer
11 48 (4.96%) SQL DBA
12 45 (4.65%) .NET Software Developer
12 45 (4.65%) C# Software Developer
13 43 (4.45%) Support Engineer
14 38 (3.93%) C# .NET Developer
15 37 (3.83%) Junior
16 36 (3.72%) Java Developer
17 35 (3.62%) Architect
18 34 (3.52%) Administrator
18 34 (3.52%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 362 (37.44%) .NET
2 190 (19.65%) ASP.NET
3 179 (18.51%) CSS
4 158 (16.34%) HTML
5 152 (15.72%) .NET Framework
6 137 (14.17%) jQuery
7 113 (11.69%) Web Services
8 112 (11.58%) .NET Core
9 101 (10.44%) AngularJS
10 98 (10.13%) ASP.NET MVC
10 98 (10.13%) React
11 77 (7.96%) XML
12 71 (7.34%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 69 (7.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 68 (7.03%) ASP.NET Web API
15 66 (6.83%) Entity Framework
16 61 (6.31%) RESTful
17 56 (5.79%) JSON
18 44 (4.55%) REST
19 40 (4.14%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 58 (6.00%) Self-Motivation
2 48 (4.96%) Management Information System
3 46 (4.76%) User Experience
4 37 (3.83%) Clustering
5 35 (3.62%) Enterprise Software
6 34 (3.52%) Public Cloud
7 29 (3.00%) Data Centre
8 28 (2.90%) e-Health
9 27 (2.79%) Mobile App
10 25 (2.59%) Data Structures
10 25 (2.59%) Greenfield Project
11 10 (1.03%) Replication
12 9 (0.93%) Legacy Systems
12 9 (0.93%) Private Cloud
13 7 (0.72%) Data Protection Act
13 7 (0.72%) Driving Licence
14 6 (0.62%) e-Learning
15 5 (0.52%) Client/Server
15 5 (0.52%) Legacy Code
16 4 (0.41%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 249 (25.75%) Windows
2 128 (13.24%) Windows Server
3 61 (6.31%) Linux
4 28 (2.90%) Windows Server 2012
5 27 (2.79%) Windows 10
6 21 (2.17%) Windows Server 2016
7 19 (1.96%) Windows 7
8 18 (1.86%) Windows Server 2019
9 17 (1.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 13 (1.34%) Windows Server 2008
11 12 (1.24%) Android
11 12 (1.24%) Windows XP
12 11 (1.14%) Unix
13 5 (0.52%) Apple iOS
14 3 (0.31%) CentOS
14 3 (0.31%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.21%) Windows Embedded Compact
15 2 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
16 1 (0.10%) AIX
16 1 (0.10%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 316 (32.68%) Agile Software Development
2 199 (20.58%) DevOps
3 195 (20.17%) Business Intelligence
4 182 (18.82%) MVC
5 163 (16.86%) Problem-Solving
6 146 (15.10%) Scrum
7 115 (11.89%) Full Stack Development
8 114 (11.79%) ETL
9 110 (11.38%) Mentoring
9 110 (11.38%) Software Engineering
10 93 (9.62%) Analytics
10 93 (9.62%) SDLC
11 80 (8.27%) Computer Science
12 72 (7.45%) Data Modelling
13 70 (7.24%) Unit Testing
14 66 (6.83%) Technical Leadership
15 65 (6.72%) Visualisation
16 64 (6.62%) ITIL
17 61 (6.31%) Data Analysis
18 60 (6.20%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 506 (52.33%) SQL
2 348 (35.99%) C#
3 278 (28.75%) JavaScript
4 190 (19.65%) T-SQL
5 102 (10.55%) PowerShell
6 93 (9.62%) Java
7 86 (8.89%) TypeScript
8 79 (8.17%) VB.NET
9 52 (5.38%) Python
10 42 (4.34%) PHP
11 31 (3.21%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 22 (2.28%) VBA
12 22 (2.28%) XAML
13 21 (2.17%) C
14 12 (1.24%) Java 8
14 12 (1.24%) R
15 11 (1.14%) PL/SQL
16 9 (0.93%) Shell Script
17 7 (0.72%) VB
18 6 (0.62%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 117 (12.10%) Degree
2 45 (4.65%) Microsoft Certification
3 42 (4.34%) Computer Science Degree
4 35 (3.62%) HNC
5 34 (3.52%) HND
6 28 (2.90%) Security Cleared
7 16 (1.65%) SC Cleared
8 9 (0.93%) MCP
9 7 (0.72%) Microsoft Certified Architect
9 7 (0.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 6 (0.62%) DBS Check
10 6 (0.62%) ISEB
10 6 (0.62%) MCITP
10 6 (0.62%) MCSA
11 5 (0.52%) AWS Certification
11 5 (0.52%) DV Cleared
11 5 (0.52%) ISTQB
11 5 (0.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 4 (0.41%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 4 (0.41%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 99 (10.24%) QA
2 41 (4.24%) SLA
3 26 (2.69%) Data Quality
4 12 (1.24%) GDPR
4 12 (1.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (0.83%) Accessibility
6 7 (0.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 5 (0.52%) COBIT
8 1 (0.10%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.10%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.10%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.10%) PMO
System Software
1 128 (13.24%) Active Directory
2 60 (6.20%) Docker
3 57 (5.89%) VMware Infrastructure
4 43 (4.45%) Hyper-V
5 31 (3.21%) VMware ESXi
6 10 (1.03%) vSphere
7 6 (0.62%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (0.31%) XenApp
8 3 (0.31%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.21%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 1 (0.10%) NFS
Systems Management
1 47 (4.86%) Kubernetes
2 43 (4.45%) Terraform
3 34 (3.52%) Microsoft Clustering
4 29 (3.00%) Ansible
5 21 (2.17%) Opscode Chef
5 21 (2.17%) Rancher
6 19 (1.96%) SCCM
7 15 (1.55%) Puppet
8 14 (1.45%) SCOM
9 9 (0.93%) WSUS
10 8 (0.83%) FortiGate
11 5 (0.52%) Backup Exec
12 4 (0.41%) Failover Clustering
12 4 (0.41%) HP ALM
13 3 (0.31%) Data Guard
13 3 (0.31%) Opsgenie
14 2 (0.21%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
14 2 (0.21%) Nessus
14 2 (0.21%) vCenter Server
15 1 (0.10%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 516 (53.36%) Microsoft
2 108 (11.17%) VMware
3 92 (9.51%) Oracle
4 54 (5.58%) Xamarin
5 39 (4.03%) Databricks
6 33 (3.41%) Cisco
7 25 (2.59%) Citrix
8 15 (1.55%) Dell
8 15 (1.55%) Google
8 15 (1.55%) Salesforce.com
8 15 (1.55%) Veeam
9 14 (1.45%) Red Hat
10 13 (1.34%) HP
10 13 (1.34%) SolarWinds
11 10 (1.03%) SAP
12 9 (0.93%) Telerik
13 8 (0.83%) RedGate
13 8 (0.83%) Sophos
13 8 (0.83%) TIBCO
14 7 (0.72%) arcserve