Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
England > Midlands
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 10 11 6
Rank change year-on-year +1 -5 -2
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2432 2875 3476
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 15.74% 15.91% 18.70%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 51.92% 55.92% 58.49%
Number of salaries quoted 2120 2492 3219
Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.90% +2.67% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £23,750
90th Percentile £57,500 £53,750 £52,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 4684 5141 5943
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 30.32% 28.46% 31.98%
Number of salaries quoted 4030 4258 5033
Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

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 24 November 2017.

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 24 November 2017. 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 1516 £40,000 +6.67% 96
East Midlands -2 915 £38,500 -3.75% 96
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, IT jobs citing SQL Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Midlands region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 1470 (60.44%) .NET
2 1468 (60.36%) C#
3 1127 (46.34%) SQL
4 1010 (41.53%) ASP.NET
5 943 (38.77%) MVC
6 930 (38.24%) Agile Software Development
7 908 (37.34%) Microsoft
8 863 (35.49%) JavaScript
9 791 (32.52%) HTML
10 766 (31.50%) CSS
11 550 (22.62%) ASP.NET MVC
12 503 (20.68%) AngularJS
13 456 (18.75%) ASP.NET Web API
14 451 (18.54%) jQuery
15 446 (18.34%) TDD
16 391 (16.08%) T-SQL
17 378 (15.54%) Windows
18 369 (15.17%) .NET Framework
19 361 (14.84%) Microsoft Azure
20 354 (14.56%) Business Intelligence
21 352 (14.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
21 352 (14.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
22 290 (11.92%) Entity Framework
23 283 (11.64%) SQL Server 2016
24 280 (11.51%) RESTful
25 276 (11.35%) Web Development
26 270 (11.10%) Web Services
27 263 (10.81%) BDD
27 263 (10.81%) ASP.NET MVC 5
28 262 (10.77%) HTML5

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
1 138 (5.67%) IIS
2 107 (4.40%) SharePoint
3 77 (3.17%) BizTalk Server
4 59 (2.43%) MS Exchange
5 53 (2.18%) CMS
6 38 (1.56%) Apache
7 36 (1.48%) Tomcat
8 23 (0.95%) Umbraco
9 22 (0.90%) JBoss
10 19 (0.78%) SharePoint 2013
11 18 (0.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 18 (0.74%) WebLogic
12 17 (0.70%) Confluence
13 16 (0.66%) Apache Solr
14 15 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2010
15 13 (0.53%) Hyperledger
16 12 (0.49%) SAS
17 10 (0.41%) Apache Spark
17 10 (0.41%) Elasticsearch
17 10 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 86 (3.54%) Microsoft Excel
2 80 (3.29%) Microsoft Office
3 16 (0.66%) SPSS
4 11 (0.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 9 (0.37%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.16%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.041%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.041%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 35 (1.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 34 (1.40%) Remedy ITSM
3 26 (1.07%) Dynamics AX
4 14 (0.58%) Dynamics NAV
5 7 (0.29%) BPCS
6 6 (0.25%) Bond Adapt
6 6 (0.25%) NetSuite
7 5 (0.21%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 4 (0.16%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 3 (0.12%) Maximo
9 3 (0.12%) Oracle BPM
9 3 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
9 3 (0.12%) Unit4 Business World
10 2 (0.082%) assyst
10 2 (0.082%) Oracle Applications
11 1 (0.041%) Magento
11 1 (0.041%) Sage 200
11 1 (0.041%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 361 (14.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 85 (3.50%) Amazon AWS
3 50 (2.06%) SaaS
4 46 (1.89%) Office 365
5 24 (0.99%) IaaS
6 23 (0.95%) PaaS
7 21 (0.86%) GitHub
8 19 (0.78%) Azure Data Factory
8 19 (0.78%) Dynamics 365
9 17 (0.70%) Bluemix
9 17 (0.70%) IBM Cloud
10 14 (0.58%) Azure Machine Learning
11 13 (0.53%) Google Play
12 7 (0.29%) Google Cloud Platform
13 6 (0.25%) Google Analytics
14 5 (0.21%) Asana
15 4 (0.16%) Azure Active Directory
15 4 (0.16%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
15 4 (0.16%) Force.com
15 4 (0.16%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 77 (3.17%) Internet
2 58 (2.38%) SAN
3 52 (2.14%) DNS
4 50 (2.06%) LAN
5 47 (1.93%) Firewall
6 45 (1.85%) WAN
7 40 (1.64%) DHCP
8 33 (1.36%) TCP/IP
9 26 (1.07%) NetScaler
10 25 (1.03%) Hyperconnected
11 19 (0.78%) SMS
12 17 (0.70%) Extranet
12 17 (0.70%) VoIP
12 17 (0.70%) VPN
13 15 (0.62%) NAS
14 11 (0.45%) IPsec
14 11 (0.45%) SSL
14 11 (0.45%) Wireless
15 9 (0.37%) VLAN
16 8 (0.33%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 352 (14.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 352 (14.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 283 (11.64%) SQL Server 2016
3 241 (9.91%) SQL Server 2008
4 211 (8.68%) NoSQL
5 181 (7.44%) MySQL
5 181 (7.44%) SQL Server 2014
6 172 (7.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 156 (6.41%) Data Warehouse
8 143 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
9 113 (4.65%) MongoDB
10 112 (4.61%) Relational Database
11 107 (4.40%) Power BI
12 52 (2.14%) QlikView
12 52 (2.14%) SQL Server 2005
13 50 (2.06%) Oracle Database
14 48 (1.97%) Big Data
15 43 (1.77%) RavenDB
16 35 (1.44%) RDBMS
17 34 (1.40%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 207 (8.51%) Git (software)
2 187 (7.69%) Visual Studio
3 153 (6.29%) Team Foundation Server
4 57 (2.34%) JIRA
5 55 (2.26%) TeamCity
6 52 (2.14%) Selenium
7 48 (1.97%) Subversion
8 44 (1.81%) Jenkins
8 44 (1.81%) Octopus Deploy
9 32 (1.32%) NuGet
10 27 (1.11%) JUnit
11 25 (1.03%) NUnit
11 25 (1.03%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 17 (0.70%) SpecFlow
13 16 (0.66%) JSUnit
14 15 (0.62%) Moq
14 15 (0.62%) TestNG
14 15 (0.62%) WebDriver
15 14 (0.58%) Bitbucket
16 12 (0.49%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 229 (9.42%) Finance
2 143 (5.88%) Retail
3 76 (3.13%) Advertising
4 52 (2.14%) Games
5 51 (2.10%) Marketing
6 33 (1.36%) Manufacturing
7 32 (1.32%) Automotive
8 26 (1.07%) Banking
8 26 (1.07%) Telecoms
9 24 (0.99%) Back Office
10 21 (0.86%) Electronics
11 19 (0.78%) Legal
11 19 (0.78%) Music Industry
12 17 (0.70%) Law
13 8 (0.33%) Local Government
14 7 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
15 6 (0.25%) Financial Institution
16 2 (0.082%) Publishing
17 1 (0.041%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 1538 (63.24%) Developer
2 839 (34.50%) .NET Developer
3 501 (20.60%) C# Developer
4 356 (14.64%) C# .NET Developer
5 252 (10.36%) ASP.NET Developer
6 237 (9.75%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 235 (9.66%) Senior Developer
8 230 (9.46%) Software Developer
9 215 (8.84%) Analyst
10 211 (8.68%) SQL Developer
11 140 (5.76%) Web Developer
12 136 (5.59%) DBA
13 133 (5.47%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
14 117 (4.81%) C# Software Developer
15 113 (4.65%) Applications Support
16 107 (4.40%) .NET Software Developer
17 106 (4.36%) SQL DBA
18 105 (4.32%) Business Intelligence Developer
19 100 (4.11%) Junior
19 100 (4.11%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1470 (60.44%) .NET
2 1010 (41.53%) ASP.NET
3 791 (32.52%) HTML
4 766 (31.50%) CSS
5 550 (22.62%) ASP.NET MVC
6 503 (20.68%) AngularJS
7 456 (18.75%) ASP.NET Web API
8 451 (18.54%) jQuery
9 369 (15.17%) .NET Framework
10 290 (11.92%) Entity Framework
11 280 (11.51%) RESTful
12 270 (11.10%) Web Services
13 263 (10.81%) ASP.NET MVC 5
14 262 (10.77%) HTML5
15 261 (10.73%) WCF
16 242 (9.95%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 212 (8.72%) Node.js
18 189 (7.77%) XML
19 187 (7.69%) CSS3
20 160 (6.58%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 156 (6.41%) Analytical Skills
2 140 (5.76%) Greenfield Project
3 116 (4.77%) Computer Science
4 76 (3.13%) Enterprise Software
5 70 (2.88%) User Experience
6 64 (2.63%) Clustering
7 59 (2.43%) Fintech
8 52 (2.14%) Mobile App
8 52 (2.14%) Replication
9 29 (1.19%) iPad
10 27 (1.11%) Algorithms
10 27 (1.11%) Digital TV
10 27 (1.11%) Management Information System
11 25 (1.03%) BBC
11 25 (1.03%) Data Centre
12 22 (0.90%) Virtual Team
13 20 (0.82%) Robotics
14 15 (0.62%) Online Games
15 14 (0.58%) Data Structures
15 14 (0.58%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 378 (15.54%) Windows
2 209 (8.59%) Windows Server
3 119 (4.89%) Linux
4 90 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
5 68 (2.80%) Windows Server 2012
6 54 (2.22%) Android
7 53 (2.18%) Windows 7
8 37 (1.52%) Apple iOS
9 36 (1.48%) Unix
10 22 (0.90%) Windows 10
10 22 (0.90%) Windows Server 2003
11 17 (0.70%) Windows 8
12 12 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 11 (0.45%) CentOS
14 7 (0.29%) Windows Phone
14 7 (0.29%) Windows Phone 8
14 7 (0.29%) Windows XP
15 6 (0.25%) Windows Vista
16 5 (0.21%) AIX
17 4 (0.16%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 943 (38.77%) MVC
2 930 (38.24%) Agile Software Development
3 446 (18.34%) TDD
4 354 (14.56%) Business Intelligence
5 276 (11.35%) Web Development
6 263 (10.81%) BDD
7 260 (10.69%) Web Application Development
8 257 (10.57%) Scrum
9 185 (7.61%) OO
10 169 (6.95%) SDLC
11 163 (6.70%) ITIL
12 160 (6.58%) Continuous Integration
13 158 (6.50%) Mentoring
14 141 (5.80%) Software Engineering
15 130 (5.35%) Test Automation
16 122 (5.02%) ETL
17 117 (4.81%) Project Management
18 116 (4.77%) E-Commerce
19 115 (4.73%) Unit Testing
20 104 (4.28%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 1468 (60.36%) C#
2 1127 (46.34%) SQL
3 863 (35.49%) JavaScript
4 391 (16.08%) T-SQL
5 196 (8.06%) VB.NET
6 154 (6.33%) Java
7 124 (5.10%) Ruby
8 100 (4.11%) PowerShell
9 88 (3.62%) VB
10 72 (2.96%) PHP
11 53 (2.18%) C++
12 52 (2.14%) PL/SQL
13 37 (1.52%) Python
14 35 (1.44%) C
15 29 (1.19%) TypeScript
16 27 (1.11%) XPath
17 24 (0.99%) VB6
18 21 (0.86%) VBScript
19 20 (0.82%) R
20 19 (0.78%) F#
Qualifications
1 202 (8.31%) Degree
2 92 (3.78%) Computer Science Degree
3 86 (3.54%) Microsoft Certification
4 79 (3.25%) Security Cleared
5 62 (2.55%) SC Cleared
6 32 (1.32%) Cisco Certification
7 31 (1.27%) CCNA
8 26 (1.07%) MCSE
9 20 (0.82%) MCSA
10 16 (0.66%) HND
10 16 (0.66%) ISEB
11 13 (0.53%) MCP
12 10 (0.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 10 (0.41%) MCITP
13 9 (0.37%) MCSD
14 8 (0.33%) GNVQ
15 7 (0.29%) Oracle Certification
16 6 (0.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 6 (0.25%) Master's Degree
16 6 (0.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (2.92%) SLA
2 57 (2.34%) QA
3 27 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 21 (0.86%) Data Quality
5 9 (0.37%) COBIT
6 7 (0.29%) Disclosure Scotland
7 6 (0.25%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.12%) GDPR
8 3 (0.12%) ISO 9001
8 3 (0.12%) PMO
8 3 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.082%) TickIT
10 1 (0.041%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 131 (5.39%) Active Directory
2 69 (2.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 62 (2.55%) Hyper-V
4 32 (1.32%) Docker
5 28 (1.15%) Virtual Machines
6 24 (0.99%) vSphere
7 23 (0.95%) VMware ESXi
8 12 (0.49%) Microsoft App-V
9 11 (0.45%) XenApp
10 10 (0.41%) Oracle RAC
10 10 (0.41%) Virtual Servers
11 9 (0.37%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 8 (0.33%) Xen
13 7 (0.29%) Terminal Services
13 7 (0.29%) vCloud
13 7 (0.29%) XenDesktop
14 6 (0.25%) Terminal Server
14 6 (0.25%) VMware Workstation
15 2 (0.082%) Firmware
15 2 (0.082%) Snort
Systems Management
1 45 (1.85%) Puppet
2 35 (1.44%) SCCM
3 25 (1.03%) Ansible
4 21 (0.86%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 18 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
6 16 (0.66%) Oracle RMAN
7 14 (0.58%) Microsoft Clustering
8 12 (0.49%) Data Guard
8 12 (0.49%) SCOM
9 11 (0.45%) BMC PATROL
10 8 (0.33%) Business Desktop Deployment
10 8 (0.33%) Kibana
10 8 (0.33%) SCOrch
10 8 (0.33%) vCenter Server
10 8 (0.33%) WSUS
11 7 (0.29%) ThinApp
11 7 (0.29%) ZABBIX
12 5 (0.21%) HP Quality Center
12 5 (0.21%) NetBackup
12 5 (0.21%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 908 (37.34%) Microsoft
2 252 (10.36%) Oracle
3 114 (4.69%) Google
4 107 (4.40%) VMware
5 65 (2.67%) IBM
6 58 (2.38%) Cisco
7 50 (2.06%) Facebook
8 45 (1.85%) Tableau
9 43 (1.77%) Sitecore
10 42 (1.73%) SAP
11 38 (1.56%) Cognos
12 35 (1.44%) Xamarin
13 34 (1.40%) Citrix
13 34 (1.40%) Remedy
14 30 (1.23%) BMC
15 29 (1.19%) Telerik
16 25 (1.03%) HP
17 22 (0.90%) Twitter
18 20 (0.82%) Juniper
19 19 (0.78%) Informatica