Period
to 20 February 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 20 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
England > Midlands
6 months to
20 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 12 11 9
Rank change year-on-year -1 -2 +3
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 1,207 1,661 2,498
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 11.92% 13.60% 16.35%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 44.44% 51.20% 54.07%
Number of salaries quoted 1,099 1,382 2,130
Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £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 2,716 3,244 4,620
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 26.82% 26.56% 30.23%
Number of salaries quoted 2,379 2,531 3,911
Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £66,250 £60,000
England median annual salary £53,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +1.90% +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 20 February 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 20 February 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 0 736 £45,000 +12.50% 216
East Midlands -2 469 £40,000 - 152
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 20 February 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.

1 629 (52.11%) SQL
2 590 (48.88%) .NET
3 589 (48.80%) C#
4 543 (44.99%) Microsoft
5 392 (32.48%) Azure
6 385 (31.90%) JavaScript
7 338 (28.00%) Agile Software Development
8 335 (27.75%) ASP.NET
9 301 (24.94%) MVC
10 287 (23.78%) Windows
11 285 (23.61%) CSS
12 260 (21.54%) HTML
13 255 (21.13%) T-SQL
14 212 (17.56%) Business Intelligence
15 195 (16.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 189 (15.66%) .NET Framework
17 180 (14.91%) DevOps
18 171 (14.17%) ASP.NET Web API
19 164 (13.59%) ASP.NET MVC
19 164 (13.59%) Problem-Solving
20 163 (13.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
21 162 (13.42%) jQuery
21 162 (13.42%) Analytical Skills
22 159 (13.17%) Finance
23 151 (12.51%) Oracle
23 151 (12.51%) AngularJS
24 142 (11.76%) Active Directory
25 135 (11.18%) Web Services
26 126 (10.44%) Data Warehouse
27 118 (9.78%) SDLC

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 85 (7.04%) SharePoint
2 68 (5.63%) IIS
3 37 (3.07%) MS Exchange
4 30 (2.49%) Confluence
5 26 (2.15%) BizTalk Server
6 22 (1.82%) Skype for Business
7 18 (1.49%) Apache
7 18 (1.49%) Elasticsearch
8 17 (1.41%) SAS
9 15 (1.24%) WebSphere
10 14 (1.16%) CMS
11 9 (0.75%) Tomcat
12 6 (0.50%) Apache Spark
12 6 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2010
13 5 (0.41%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 5 (0.41%) ArcGIS
13 5 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2013
13 5 (0.41%) FileNet
14 4 (0.33%) JBoss
14 4 (0.33%) Umbraco
Applications
1 34 (2.82%) Microsoft Excel
1 34 (2.82%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (1.16%) Adobe Illustrator
3 13 (1.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.33%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.17%) Chatbot
5 2 (0.17%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 13 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.75%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (0.50%) NetSuite
4 5 (0.41%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.083%) BusinessWorks
6 1 (0.083%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.083%) Dynamics GP
6 1 (0.083%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.083%) Sage 1000
6 1 (0.083%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 392 (32.48%) Azure
2 111 (9.20%) Power Platform
3 94 (7.79%) AWS
4 68 (5.63%) Office 365
5 35 (2.90%) Azure Data Factory
6 30 (2.49%) Dynamics 365
7 28 (2.32%) PaaS
7 28 (2.32%) SaaS
8 24 (1.99%) IaaS
9 19 (1.57%) Azure Active Directory
10 11 (0.91%) Amazon EC2
10 11 (0.91%) GitHub
11 9 (0.75%) PowerApps
12 8 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
12 8 (0.66%) Microsoft Flow
13 7 (0.58%) AWS CloudFormation
13 7 (0.58%) Serverless
14 6 (0.50%) Amazon S3
15 5 (0.41%) GCP
15 5 (0.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 51 (4.23%) SAN
2 44 (3.65%) DNS
3 37 (3.07%) Firewall
3 37 (3.07%) Internet
4 36 (2.98%) DHCP
5 32 (2.65%) WAN
6 27 (2.24%) LAN
7 24 (1.99%) TCP/IP
8 23 (1.91%) NAS
9 20 (1.66%) VPN
10 10 (0.83%) Intranet
10 10 (0.83%) PuTTY
11 7 (0.58%) VLAN
11 7 (0.58%) Wireless
12 6 (0.50%) VoIP
13 5 (0.41%) Remote Desktop
14 4 (0.33%) ADSL
14 4 (0.33%) MPLS
15 3 (0.25%) FTP
15 3 (0.25%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 195 (16.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 163 (13.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 126 (10.44%) Data Warehouse
4 107 (8.86%) Power BI
5 99 (8.20%) Relational Database
6 95 (7.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 78 (6.46%) SQL Server 2012
8 61 (5.05%) SQL Server 2016
9 54 (4.47%) PostgreSQL
10 48 (3.98%) MySQL
11 42 (3.48%) SQL Server 2014
12 40 (3.31%) SQL Server 2008
13 36 (2.98%) NoSQL
14 33 (2.73%) Azure SQL Database
14 33 (2.73%) MongoDB
15 23 (1.91%) BusinessObjects
16 21 (1.74%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 15 (1.24%) Oracle Database
18 14 (1.16%) RDBMS
19 13 (1.08%) DB2
Development Applications
1 114 (9.44%) Git (software)
2 77 (6.38%) Visual Studio
3 67 (5.55%) Team Foundation Server
4 48 (3.98%) JIRA
5 46 (3.81%) Jenkins
6 33 (2.73%) Selenium
6 33 (2.73%) SoapUI
7 28 (2.32%) SonarQube
8 22 (1.82%) Octopus Deploy
8 22 (1.82%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 20 (1.66%) Maven
10 19 (1.57%) MSTest
11 18 (1.49%) JMeter
11 18 (1.49%) Subversion
12 13 (1.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 13 (1.08%) JUnit
12 13 (1.08%) Toad
13 12 (0.99%) Artifactory
14 10 (0.83%) Bitbucket
14 10 (0.83%) Visual Studio Coded UI
General
1 159 (13.17%) Finance
2 77 (6.38%) Retail
3 45 (3.73%) Marketing
4 41 (3.40%) Manufacturing
5 32 (2.65%) Telecoms
6 28 (2.32%) Public Sector
7 17 (1.41%) Automotive
8 16 (1.33%) Back Office
9 13 (1.08%) Games
9 13 (1.08%) Law
10 11 (0.91%) Electronics
11 10 (0.83%) Legal
12 7 (0.58%) French Language
13 6 (0.50%) Aerospace
13 6 (0.50%) German Language
14 5 (0.41%) Spanish Language
15 4 (0.33%) Local Government
16 3 (0.25%) Advertising
16 3 (0.25%) General Ledger
16 3 (0.25%) Police
Job Titles
1 642 (53.19%) Developer
2 265 (21.96%) .NET Developer
3 151 (12.51%) C# Developer
4 134 (11.10%) Analyst
5 126 (10.44%) Senior Developer
6 115 (9.53%) Software Developer
7 96 (7.95%) C# .NET Developer
8 68 (5.63%) DBA
9 65 (5.39%) Full Stack Developer
10 62 (5.14%) Senior .NET Developer
11 59 (4.89%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 57 (4.72%) .NET Software Developer
12 57 (4.72%) SQL Developer
13 56 (4.64%) Applications Support
13 56 (4.64%) SQL DBA
14 55 (4.56%) Software Engineer
15 49 (4.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 48 (3.98%) Administrator
17 47 (3.89%) Junior
18 45 (3.73%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 590 (48.88%) .NET
2 335 (27.75%) ASP.NET
3 285 (23.61%) CSS
4 260 (21.54%) HTML
5 189 (15.66%) .NET Framework
6 171 (14.17%) ASP.NET Web API
7 164 (13.59%) ASP.NET MVC
8 162 (13.42%) jQuery
9 151 (12.51%) AngularJS
10 135 (11.18%) Web Services
11 116 (9.61%) .NET Core
12 108 (8.95%) REST
13 97 (8.04%) RESTful
14 93 (7.71%) React
15 90 (7.46%) XML
16 83 (6.88%) WCF
17 81 (6.71%) Entity Framework
18 60 (4.97%) SOAP
19 54 (4.47%) ASP.NET Web Forms
20 53 (4.39%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 162 (13.42%) Analytical Skills
2 74 (6.13%) Management Information System
3 63 (5.22%) Greenfield Project
4 61 (5.05%) Self-Motivation
5 28 (2.32%) Data Centre
6 27 (2.24%) Linux Command Line
6 27 (2.24%) Replication
7 23 (1.91%) User Experience
8 19 (1.57%) Fat Client
8 19 (1.57%) Smartphone
8 19 (1.57%) Thin Client
9 18 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
10 17 (1.41%) Clustering
11 16 (1.33%) Public Cloud
12 15 (1.24%) Virtual Team
13 14 (1.16%) Graphic Design
13 14 (1.16%) Mobile App
14 12 (0.99%) NHS
15 9 (0.75%) Data Structures
16 8 (0.66%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 287 (23.78%) Windows
2 93 (7.71%) Windows Server
3 88 (7.29%) Linux
4 45 (3.73%) Unix
5 33 (2.73%) Android
6 32 (2.65%) Windows Server 2012
7 24 (1.99%) Windows Server 2008
8 16 (1.33%) Windows 10
8 16 (1.33%) Windows 7
9 12 (0.99%) Windows Mobile
10 9 (0.75%) Apple iOS
10 9 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (0.50%) Windows 8
12 5 (0.41%) CentOS
13 3 (0.25%) Fedora
13 3 (0.25%) Windows Server 2003
13 3 (0.25%) Windows XP
14 2 (0.17%) HPUX
14 2 (0.17%) OpenVMS
15 1 (0.083%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 338 (28.00%) Agile Software Development
2 301 (24.94%) MVC
3 212 (17.56%) Business Intelligence
4 180 (14.91%) DevOps
5 164 (13.59%) Problem-Solving
6 118 (9.78%) SDLC
7 109 (9.03%) OO
8 104 (8.62%) Mentoring
9 99 (8.20%) ITIL
10 98 (8.12%) Web Development
11 96 (7.95%) Software Engineering
12 89 (7.37%) Scrum
13 86 (7.13%) ETL
13 86 (7.13%) TDD
14 85 (7.04%) Continuous Integration
15 79 (6.55%) Test Automation
16 72 (5.97%) Data Modelling
17 67 (5.55%) OOP
18 59 (4.89%) High Availability
19 58 (4.81%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 629 (52.11%) SQL
2 589 (48.80%) C#
3 385 (31.90%) JavaScript
4 255 (21.13%) T-SQL
5 101 (8.37%) Java
6 99 (8.20%) VB.NET
7 77 (6.38%) PowerShell
8 56 (4.64%) Python
9 47 (3.89%) TypeScript
10 32 (2.65%) R
11 29 (2.40%) PL/SQL
12 28 (2.32%) C++
13 23 (1.91%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 22 (1.82%) PHP
15 20 (1.66%) VBScript
16 19 (1.57%) VB
17 12 (0.99%) C
18 6 (0.50%) Ruby
18 6 (0.50%) Scala
19 5 (0.41%) X++
Qualifications
1 73 (6.05%) Degree
2 55 (4.56%) Microsoft Certification
3 22 (1.82%) Computer Science Degree
4 21 (1.74%) ITIL Certification
5 18 (1.49%) ISTQB
6 13 (1.08%) MCSA
7 11 (0.91%) ISEB
7 11 (0.91%) MCSE
8 10 (0.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 9 (0.75%) MCP
10 8 (0.66%) Security Cleared
11 4 (0.33%) SC Cleared
12 3 (0.25%) Cisco Certification
12 3 (0.25%) HND
12 3 (0.25%) MCDBA
12 3 (0.25%) Microsoft Certified Architect
12 3 (0.25%) PMI Certification
13 2 (0.17%) PMP
13 2 (0.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 2 (0.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (3.40%) QA
2 34 (2.82%) SLA
3 29 (2.40%) Data Quality
4 13 (1.08%) GDPR
5 6 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.25%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.17%) GxP
7 2 (0.17%) ISO 9000
7 2 (0.17%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.083%) IFRS
8 1 (0.083%) IFRS 9
8 1 (0.083%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.083%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.083%) Solvency II
System Software
1 142 (11.76%) Active Directory
2 82 (6.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 56 (4.64%) Hyper-V
4 47 (3.89%) Docker
5 27 (2.24%) Virtual Machines
6 24 (1.99%) vSphere
7 15 (1.24%) VMware ESXi
8 11 (0.91%) XenApp
9 7 (0.58%) Terminal Services
10 3 (0.25%) Postfix
10 3 (0.25%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (0.17%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 2 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.17%) Virtual Desktop
11 2 (0.17%) VMware Workstation
11 2 (0.17%) XenDesktop
12 1 (0.083%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 1 (0.083%) DFS Replication
12 1 (0.083%) HDFS
12 1 (0.083%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 62 (5.14%) SCCM
2 19 (1.57%) SCOM
2 19 (1.57%) Terraform
3 16 (1.33%) Ansible
3 16 (1.33%) Kibana
3 16 (1.33%) Packer
4 15 (1.24%) logstash
5 11 (0.91%) vCenter Server
6 9 (0.75%) Failover Clustering
7 7 (0.58%) BMC PATROL
8 6 (0.50%) Backup Exec
8 6 (0.50%) Microsoft Clustering
8 6 (0.50%) Nagios
9 5 (0.41%) Puppet
10 4 (0.33%) Kubernetes
11 3 (0.25%) Opscode Chef
11 3 (0.25%) Salt
12 2 (0.17%) Dollar Universe
12 2 (0.17%) Microsoft Intune
12 2 (0.17%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 543 (44.99%) Microsoft
2 151 (12.51%) Oracle
3 101 (8.37%) VMware
4 48 (3.98%) IBM
5 39 (3.23%) Cisco
6 37 (3.07%) Cognos
7 31 (2.57%) SAP
8 28 (2.32%) NetApp
8 28 (2.32%) Xamarin
9 26 (2.15%) Tableau
10 20 (1.66%) Citrix
11 19 (1.57%) Adobe
12 17 (1.41%) Netezza
13 13 (1.08%) Dell
13 13 (1.08%) Google
14 12 (0.99%) HP
15 11 (0.91%) Databricks
15 11 (0.91%) McAfee
15 11 (0.91%) Red Hat
15 11 (0.91%) SolarWinds