Period
to 13 April 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 13 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
England > Midlands
6 months to
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 16 12 11
Rank change year-on-year -4 -1 -3
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 781 1,082 1,634
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 10.41% 11.74% 13.39%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 42.82% 44.27% 50.25%
Number of salaries quoted 667 977 1,341
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,500 £27,500
25th Percentile £32,750 £35,000 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
75th Percentile £55,000 £52,500 £51,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £60,000 £58,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% 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 1,824 2,444 3,252
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 24.31% 26.52% 26.65%
Number of salaries quoted 1,551 2,133 2,516
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,000 £26,250
25th Percentile £33,875 £35,000 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £45,000 £42,000
Median % change year-on-year - +7.14% +5.00%
75th Percentile £58,750 £57,500 £52,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £53,931 £52,500
% change year-on-year +1.98% +2.73% +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 13 April 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 13 April 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 -6 445 £42,500 -5.56% 154
East Midlands +1 333 £41,500 +3.75% 101
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 13 April 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.

1 468 (59.92%) SQL
2 376 (48.14%) Microsoft
3 363 (46.48%) .NET
4 343 (43.92%) C#
5 341 (43.66%) Azure
6 237 (30.35%) Agile Software Development
7 213 (27.27%) JavaScript
8 198 (25.35%) CSS
9 183 (23.43%) HTML
10 170 (21.77%) ASP.NET
11 156 (19.97%) MVC
12 152 (19.46%) Windows
13 149 (19.08%) DevOps
14 142 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
15 136 (17.41%) .NET Core
16 133 (17.03%) T-SQL
17 127 (16.26%) .NET Framework
18 112 (14.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 111 (14.21%) AngularJS
20 102 (13.06%) jQuery
20 102 (13.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
21 99 (12.68%) Power Platform
22 95 (12.16%) React
22 95 (12.16%) Power BI
23 92 (11.78%) Problem-Solving
24 90 (11.52%) Data Warehouse
25 86 (11.01%) Active Directory
26 85 (10.88%) Web Services
26 85 (10.88%) Finance
27 81 (10.37%) Windows Server

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 71 (9.09%) IIS
2 31 (3.97%) SharePoint
3 26 (3.33%) CMS
4 12 (1.54%) BizTalk Server
5 10 (1.28%) Confluence
6 7 (0.90%) Apache
6 7 (0.90%) Elasticsearch
6 7 (0.90%) MS Exchange
7 5 (0.64%) SharePoint Server
7 5 (0.64%) Umbraco
8 4 (0.51%) IBM Notes
8 4 (0.51%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.38%) Apache Spark
9 3 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (0.26%) Apache Synapse
10 2 (0.26%) Appian
10 2 (0.26%) NServiceBus
10 2 (0.26%) SAS
11 1 (0.13%) CICS
11 1 (0.13%) WebSphere
Applications
1 60 (7.68%) Microsoft Excel
2 45 (5.76%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (1.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (1.15%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.90%) Spreadsheet
6 6 (0.77%) Microsoft Project
7 4 (0.51%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 18 (2.30%) Dynamics NAV
2 6 (0.77%) Sentinel
3 5 (0.64%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.64%) NetSuite
3 5 (0.64%) Oracle BPM
4 4 (0.51%) Bond Adapt
5 3 (0.38%) Visualfiles
6 2 (0.26%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 2 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.26%) Sage 50
7 1 (0.13%) Magento
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 341 (43.66%) Azure
2 99 (12.68%) Power Platform
3 80 (10.24%) AWS
4 40 (5.12%) Microsoft 365
5 36 (4.61%) PaaS
5 36 (4.61%) SaaS
6 35 (4.48%) GitHub
7 28 (3.59%) Azure Data Factory
8 26 (3.33%) Dynamics 365
8 26 (3.33%) IaaS
9 15 (1.92%) PowerApps
10 12 (1.54%) Azure Active Directory
11 11 (1.41%) Logic Apps
11 11 (1.41%) Power Automate
12 10 (1.28%) Serverless
13 7 (0.90%) npm
13 7 (0.90%) OpenShift
14 6 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
15 4 (0.51%) GCP
16 3 (0.38%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 37 (4.74%) Firewall
2 19 (2.43%) SAN
3 17 (2.18%) VPN
4 16 (2.05%) DNS
5 11 (1.41%) DHCP
5 11 (1.41%) NAS
6 9 (1.15%) Skype
6 9 (1.15%) VLAN
7 7 (0.90%) AMQP
8 6 (0.77%) Internet
8 6 (0.77%) LAN
8 6 (0.77%) WAN
9 5 (0.64%) SSL
10 4 (0.51%) Broadband
10 4 (0.51%) Intranet
10 4 (0.51%) Wi-Fi
11 3 (0.38%) HTTP
11 3 (0.38%) HTTPS
11 3 (0.38%) VoIP
12 2 (0.26%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 112 (14.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 102 (13.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 95 (12.16%) Power BI
4 90 (11.52%) Data Warehouse
5 62 (7.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 41 (5.25%) MySQL
6 41 (5.25%) SQL Server 2012
7 38 (4.87%) Relational Database
8 37 (4.74%) Azure SQL Database
9 29 (3.71%) PostgreSQL
10 26 (3.33%) NoSQL
10 26 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
11 25 (3.20%) Redis
11 25 (3.20%) Tableau
12 19 (2.43%) SQL Server 2005
13 18 (2.30%) MongoDB
14 17 (2.18%) Data Lake
15 14 (1.79%) Oracle Database
16 12 (1.54%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
16 12 (1.54%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 53 (6.79%) Git (software)
2 47 (6.02%) Visual Studio
3 31 (3.97%) Octopus Deploy
3 31 (3.97%) Visual Studio Team System
4 28 (3.59%) Team Foundation Server
5 26 (3.33%) TeamCity
6 25 (3.20%) Jenkins
7 22 (2.82%) JIRA
8 19 (2.43%) NUnit
9 15 (1.92%) SpecFlow
9 15 (1.92%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 14 (1.79%) Artifactory
10 14 (1.79%) MSTest
11 9 (1.15%) Selenium
12 8 (1.02%) Visual Studio Code
13 7 (0.90%) Bitbucket
13 7 (0.90%) GitLab
14 6 (0.77%) gulp
14 6 (0.77%) jspm
15 5 (0.64%) Moq
General
1 85 (10.88%) Finance
2 26 (3.33%) Back Office
2 26 (3.33%) Retail
3 23 (2.94%) Marketing
4 17 (2.18%) Games
5 13 (1.66%) Public Sector
6 12 (1.54%) Telecoms
7 11 (1.41%) Law
8 9 (1.15%) Legal
9 7 (0.90%) Pharmaceutical
10 6 (0.77%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.51%) Aerospace
11 4 (0.51%) Front Office
12 3 (0.38%) Local Government
12 3 (0.38%) Police
13 2 (0.26%) Banking
13 2 (0.26%) Electronics
13 2 (0.26%) Publishing
14 1 (0.13%) Digital Economy
Job Titles
1 348 (44.56%) Developer
2 122 (15.62%) .NET Developer
3 117 (14.98%) C# Developer
4 103 (13.19%) Analyst
5 95 (12.16%) Software Developer
6 85 (10.88%) Senior Developer
7 68 (8.71%) C# .NET Developer
8 59 (7.55%) DBA
9 49 (6.27%) SQL Developer
10 47 (6.02%) C# Software Developer
11 44 (5.63%) Architect
11 44 (5.63%) Senior C# Developer
12 40 (5.12%) Azure Engineer
13 39 (4.99%) .NET Software Developer
14 37 (4.74%) SQL DBA
15 36 (4.61%) Full Stack Developer
16 35 (4.48%) Support Analyst
17 34 (4.35%) DevOps Engineer
18 31 (3.97%) Administrator
18 31 (3.97%) Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 363 (46.48%) .NET
2 198 (25.35%) CSS
3 183 (23.43%) HTML
4 170 (21.77%) ASP.NET
5 136 (17.41%) .NET Core
6 127 (16.26%) .NET Framework
7 111 (14.21%) AngularJS
8 102 (13.06%) jQuery
9 95 (12.16%) React
10 85 (10.88%) Web Services
11 73 (9.35%) Entity Framework
12 55 (7.04%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 53 (6.79%) ASP.NET Web API
14 50 (6.40%) ASP.NET MVC
15 40 (5.12%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 40 (5.12%) REST
16 34 (4.35%) RESTful
17 29 (3.71%) Vue.js
18 26 (3.33%) ASP.NET Core
18 26 (3.33%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 70 (8.96%) Analytical Skills
2 39 (4.99%) Greenfield Project
3 33 (4.23%) Self-Motivation
4 32 (4.10%) Clustering
5 31 (3.97%) Management Information System
6 26 (3.33%) Mobile App
7 24 (3.07%) Replication
8 12 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
9 11 (1.41%) Cloud Native
10 10 (1.28%) Fat Client
10 10 (1.28%) NHS
10 10 (1.28%) N-Tier
10 10 (1.28%) Thin Client
11 9 (1.15%) Data Structures
12 8 (1.02%) Data Protection Act
12 8 (1.02%) EPoS
13 7 (0.90%) Private Cloud
14 6 (0.77%) Data Centre
14 6 (0.77%) Taxonomies
15 5 (0.64%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 152 (19.46%) Windows
2 81 (10.37%) Windows Server
3 62 (7.94%) Linux
4 15 (1.92%) Windows 10
5 14 (1.79%) AIX
6 12 (1.54%) Unix
6 12 (1.54%) Windows 7
6 12 (1.54%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (1.41%) CentOS
8 7 (0.90%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (0.77%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (0.77%) Windows Vista
9 6 (0.77%) Windows XP
10 5 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (0.51%) SUSE
11 4 (0.51%) Windows Server 2019
12 3 (0.38%) Android
13 2 (0.26%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.26%) VMS
13 2 (0.26%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 237 (30.35%) Agile Software Development
2 156 (19.97%) MVC
3 149 (19.08%) DevOps
4 142 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
5 92 (11.78%) Problem-Solving
6 79 (10.12%) SDLC
7 77 (9.86%) Analytics
8 71 (9.09%) Microservices
9 60 (7.68%) ETL
10 56 (7.17%) Scrum
11 55 (7.04%) ITIL
12 53 (6.79%) TDD
13 52 (6.66%) Software Engineering
14 49 (6.27%) Visualisation
15 45 (5.76%) Performance Tuning
16 44 (5.63%) Continuous Improvement
17 37 (4.74%) Mentoring
18 36 (4.61%) Web Development
19 35 (4.48%) Stakeholder Management
20 34 (4.35%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 468 (59.92%) SQL
2 343 (43.92%) C#
3 213 (27.27%) JavaScript
4 133 (17.03%) T-SQL
5 63 (8.07%) Python
6 52 (6.66%) PowerShell
6 52 (6.66%) TypeScript
7 35 (4.48%) VB.NET
8 28 (3.59%) Java
9 19 (2.43%) VBA
10 16 (2.05%) PHP
11 15 (1.92%) VB
12 14 (1.79%) PL/SQL
13 13 (1.66%) Ruby
14 10 (1.28%) Bash Shell
14 10 (1.28%) R
15 7 (0.90%) ES6
15 7 (0.90%) VB6
16 6 (0.77%) Go
16 6 (0.77%) Perl
Qualifications
1 42 (5.38%) Microsoft Certification
2 36 (4.61%) Degree
3 19 (2.43%) SC Cleared
3 19 (2.43%) Security Cleared
4 14 (1.79%) MCSE
5 10 (1.28%) MCP
6 9 (1.15%) ISEB
6 9 (1.15%) ISTQB
6 9 (1.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 9 (1.15%) MCSA
7 8 (1.02%) MCDBA
7 8 (1.02%) Microsoft Certified Architect
8 7 (0.90%) Computer Science Degree
9 6 (0.77%) DBS Check
10 5 (0.64%) HNC
11 4 (0.51%) CISA
11 4 (0.51%) CISSP
11 4 (0.51%) ISSAP
11 4 (0.51%) ISSEP
11 4 (0.51%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (4.87%) QA
2 32 (4.10%) SLA
3 17 (2.18%) Data Quality
4 15 (1.92%) GDPR
5 7 (0.90%) PCI DSS
6 6 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (0.51%) COBIT
7 4 (0.51%) NIST
8 2 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 2 (0.26%) SOC 2
System Software
1 86 (11.01%) Active Directory
2 52 (6.66%) Docker
3 32 (4.10%) VMware Infrastructure
4 29 (3.71%) Hyper-V
5 28 (3.59%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (1.02%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (0.64%) Virtual Desktop
8 3 (0.38%) Virtual Servers
8 3 (0.38%) vSphere
9 2 (0.26%) Firmware
10 1 (0.13%) GlusterFS
10 1 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 37 (4.74%) Microsoft Clustering
2 35 (4.48%) Ansible
2 35 (4.48%) Terraform
3 26 (3.33%) Puppet
4 22 (2.82%) Opscode Chef
5 18 (2.30%) MIIS
5 18 (2.30%) SCCM
6 14 (1.79%) Kubernetes
7 12 (1.54%) Rancher
8 10 (1.28%) Failover Clustering
9 8 (1.02%) Single Sign-On
10 6 (0.77%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 4 (0.51%) WSUS
12 3 (0.38%) Data Guard
12 3 (0.38%) HP ALM
12 3 (0.38%) Microsoft Intune
12 3 (0.38%) Packer
13 2 (0.26%) ITRS Geneos
13 2 (0.26%) Kibana
13 2 (0.26%) SCOM
Vendors
1 376 (48.14%) Microsoft
2 67 (8.58%) Oracle
3 63 (8.07%) VMware
4 26 (3.33%) Databricks
5 24 (3.07%) IBM
6 14 (1.79%) Citrix
7 11 (1.41%) Salesforce.com
8 10 (1.28%) SAP
9 9 (1.15%) Xamarin
10 8 (1.02%) Red Hat
10 8 (1.02%) Telerik
11 6 (0.77%) Cognos
12 5 (0.64%) Dell
12 5 (0.64%) HP
12 5 (0.64%) JD Edwards
13 4 (0.51%) Cisco
13 4 (0.51%) Lotus
13 4 (0.51%) NetApp
13 4 (0.51%) Teradata
13 4 (0.51%) TIBCO