Period
to 25 September 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the Midlands with a requirement for SQL skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited SQL over the 6 months to 25 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
England > Midlands
6 months to
25 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 6 4 5
Rank change year-on-year -2 +1 0
Permanent jobs citing SQL 1,848 854 2,401
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 17.92% 22.12% 20.74%
As % of the Programming Languages category 40.25% 41.78% 42.97%
Number of salaries quoted 1,518 709 2,050
10th Percentile £29,250 £30,000 £26,250
25th Percentile £36,250 £35,000 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.88% +2.53%
75th Percentile £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £61,373
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +2.04%

SQL is in the Programming Languages 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 coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 4,591 2,044 5,588
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 44.51% 52.94% 48.28%
Number of salaries quoted 3,518 1,703 4,737
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,050 £26,750
25th Percentile £37,500 £35,000 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
75th Percentile £61,250 £57,500 £53,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £65,000 £63,750
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.35% +9.52% +5.00%

SQL
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

Job postings citing SQL as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for SQL in the Midlands

SQL
Salary Trend in the Midlands

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing SQL in the Midlands.

Salary trend for SQL in the Midlands

SQL
Salary Histogram in the Midlands

Salary distribution for jobs citing SQL in the Midlands over the 6 months to 25 September 2021.

Salary histogram for SQL in the Midlands

SQL
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 within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 25 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 -1 1,283 £45,000 - 285
East Midlands -3 563 £42,500 -5.56% 173
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 25 September 2021, IT jobs citing SQL 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.

1 615 (33.28%) .NET
2 592 (32.03%) C#
3 588 (31.82%) Microsoft
4 586 (31.71%) Agile Software Development
5 575 (31.11%) SQL Server
6 572 (30.95%) Azure
7 426 (23.05%) JavaScript
8 379 (20.51%) Social Skills
9 373 (20.18%) Business Intelligence
10 311 (16.83%) DevOps
11 268 (14.50%) HTML
12 266 (14.39%) Power Platform
13 254 (13.74%) Problem-Solving
14 253 (13.69%) Analytics
15 250 (13.53%) T-SQL
16 249 (13.47%) Power BI
17 238 (12.88%) MVC
18 235 (12.72%) CSS
19 234 (12.66%) Windows
20 231 (12.50%) AWS
21 222 (12.01%) ETL
21 222 (12.01%) .NET Core
22 221 (11.96%) Data Warehouse
23 214 (11.58%) ASP.NET
24 210 (11.36%) Java
24 210 (11.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
25 207 (11.20%) Finance
26 206 (11.15%) Oracle
27 205 (11.09%) Scrum
28 200 (10.82%) Analytical Skills

SQL
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 53 (2.87%) IIS
2 40 (2.16%) SharePoint
3 25 (1.35%) SAS
4 23 (1.24%) Apache
4 23 (1.24%) Apache Spark
5 20 (1.08%) WebLogic
6 19 (1.03%) Confluence
6 19 (1.03%) WordPress
7 17 (0.92%) CMS
7 17 (0.92%) nginx
8 12 (0.65%) Umbraco
9 11 (0.60%) Tomcat
10 10 (0.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 8 (0.43%) OpenStack
11 8 (0.43%) Skype for Business
12 6 (0.32%) OpenROAD
12 6 (0.32%) Sitefinity
13 5 (0.27%) BizTalk Server
13 5 (0.27%) NServiceBus
14 4 (0.22%) Apache Airflow
Applications
1 116 (6.28%) Microsoft Office
2 106 (5.74%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (0.76%) MS Visio
4 11 (0.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 11 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
5 9 (0.49%) Photoshop
6 6 (0.32%) InDesign
6 6 (0.32%) Siemens NX
6 6 (0.32%) Solid Edge
7 4 (0.22%) InfoPath
8 3 (0.16%) Microsoft Project
9 2 (0.11%) Chatbot
9 2 (0.11%) Zeplin
10 1 (0.054%) Figma
10 1 (0.054%) Simulink
10 1 (0.054%) SPSS Modeler
Business Applications
1 19 (1.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.60%) NetSuite
3 9 (0.49%) Shopify
4 8 (0.43%) PRMS
5 7 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
5 7 (0.38%) Maximo
6 6 (0.32%) Teamcenter
7 5 (0.27%) Oracle Applications
7 5 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
8 4 (0.22%) Workfront
9 3 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
10 2 (0.11%) Adobe Campaign
10 2 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
10 2 (0.11%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
10 2 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
10 2 (0.11%) Sentinel
11 1 (0.054%) Exstream
11 1 (0.054%) iTrent
11 1 (0.054%) Oracle Payroll
11 1 (0.054%) Sage 500
Cloud Services
1 572 (30.95%) Azure
2 266 (14.39%) Power Platform
3 231 (12.50%) AWS
4 115 (6.22%) Microsoft 365
5 82 (4.44%) Azure Data Factory
6 67 (3.63%) SaaS
7 65 (3.52%) GCP
8 62 (3.35%) Serverless
9 59 (3.19%) GitHub
10 58 (3.14%) Azure Cosmos DB
11 49 (2.65%) Azure Synapse Analytics
12 42 (2.27%) PaaS
13 40 (2.16%) IaaS
14 28 (1.52%) Dynamics 365
15 22 (1.19%) Cloud Computing
16 20 (1.08%) AWS Lambda
17 19 (1.03%) PowerApps
18 13 (0.70%) AWS CodeCommit
18 13 (0.70%) Azure Functions
18 13 (0.70%) Azure Service Bus
Communications & Networking
1 71 (3.84%) DNS
2 39 (2.11%) Firewall
2 39 (2.11%) WAN
3 38 (2.06%) LAN
4 31 (1.68%) DHCP
5 29 (1.57%) Internet
6 25 (1.35%) VPN
7 24 (1.30%) HTTP
8 23 (1.24%) TCP/IP
9 21 (1.14%) FTP
10 20 (1.08%) SMTP
11 16 (0.87%) VLAN
12 15 (0.81%) SSH
13 11 (0.60%) SAN
14 10 (0.54%) Skype
15 7 (0.38%) IPv4
15 7 (0.38%) NAS
16 6 (0.32%) Asterisk PBX
16 6 (0.32%) Reverse Proxy
16 6 (0.32%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 575 (31.11%) SQL Server
2 249 (13.47%) Power BI
3 221 (11.96%) Data Warehouse
4 210 (11.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 185 (10.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 149 (8.06%) NoSQL
7 112 (6.06%) Relational Database
8 100 (5.41%) Tableau
9 91 (4.92%) Azure SQL Database
10 89 (4.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 84 (4.55%) MySQL
12 80 (4.33%) PostgreSQL
13 68 (3.68%) Data Lake
14 61 (3.30%) Big Data
15 49 (2.65%) MongoDB
16 44 (2.38%) Oracle Database
17 37 (2.00%) SQL Server 2012
18 33 (1.79%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
19 29 (1.57%) Hadoop
20 28 (1.52%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 193 (10.44%) Git (software)
2 100 (5.41%) Visual Studio
3 70 (3.79%) JIRA
4 62 (3.35%) Jenkins
5 40 (2.16%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 36 (1.95%) GitLab
7 33 (1.79%) Selenium
8 23 (1.24%) Visual Studio Team System
9 20 (1.08%) Subversion
10 18 (0.97%) Team Foundation Server
11 16 (0.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 12 (0.65%) Oracle APEX
13 11 (0.60%) Cucumber
14 10 (0.54%) PHPUnit
14 10 (0.54%) ProC
15 9 (0.49%) gulp
16 8 (0.43%) JUnit
16 8 (0.43%) Maven
16 8 (0.43%) Oracle Forms
16 8 (0.43%) TeamCity
General
1 379 (20.51%) Social Skills
2 207 (11.20%) Finance
3 200 (10.82%) Analytical Skills
4 90 (4.87%) Retail
5 62 (3.35%) Law
6 61 (3.30%) Manufacturing
7 54 (2.92%) Marketing
8 46 (2.49%) Public Sector
9 29 (1.57%) Organisational Skills
10 28 (1.52%) Telecoms
11 20 (1.08%) Presentation Skills
12 17 (0.92%) Inclusion and Diversity
12 17 (0.92%) Legal
13 14 (0.76%) Games
13 14 (0.76%) Influencing Skills
14 13 (0.70%) Banking
15 7 (0.38%) Publishing
16 5 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
17 4 (0.22%) Billing
17 4 (0.22%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 864 (46.75%) Developer
2 256 (13.85%) Analyst
3 206 (11.15%) Software Developer
4 201 (10.88%) .NET Developer
5 131 (7.09%) C# Developer
6 126 (6.82%) Senior Developer
7 114 (6.17%) Data Analyst
8 100 (5.41%) Data Engineer
9 92 (4.98%) Architect
9 92 (4.98%) SQL Developer
10 89 (4.82%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 80 (4.33%) DBA
12 78 (4.22%) Full Stack Developer
13 74 (4.00%) Junior
14 71 (3.84%) C# .NET Developer
15 70 (3.79%) Software Engineer
16 62 (3.35%) Support Engineer
17 61 (3.30%) Java Developer
18 59 (3.19%) SQL DBA
19 56 (3.03%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 615 (33.28%) .NET
2 268 (14.50%) HTML
3 235 (12.72%) CSS
4 222 (12.01%) .NET Core
5 214 (11.58%) ASP.NET
6 167 (9.04%) REST
7 164 (8.87%) .NET Framework
8 153 (8.28%) AngularJS
9 143 (7.74%) jQuery
10 138 (7.47%) React
11 124 (6.71%) Entity Framework
12 122 (6.60%) Web Services
13 103 (5.57%) RESTful
14 102 (5.52%) ASP.NET MVC
15 96 (5.19%) XML
16 94 (5.09%) JSON
17 91 (4.92%) Spring
18 68 (3.68%) LINQ
19 62 (3.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 60 (3.25%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 180 (9.74%) Greenfield Project
2 87 (4.71%) Self-Motivation
3 51 (2.76%) Clustering
4 48 (2.60%) Management Information System
5 37 (2.00%) User Experience
6 32 (1.73%) Public Cloud
7 31 (1.68%) Data Centre
7 31 (1.68%) Legacy Systems
8 27 (1.46%) AS400
8 27 (1.46%) Mobile App
9 24 (1.30%) iSeries
10 23 (1.24%) Virtual Team
11 21 (1.14%) Data Structures
12 20 (1.08%) Analytical Mindset
13 18 (0.97%) Algorithms
13 18 (0.97%) Client/Server
14 16 (0.87%) Driving Licence
14 16 (0.87%) Life Science
14 16 (0.87%) Replication
15 15 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 234 (12.66%) Windows
2 127 (6.87%) Linux
3 112 (6.06%) Windows Server
4 69 (3.73%) Unix
5 45 (2.44%) Windows 10
6 36 (1.95%) Windows 7
7 33 (1.79%) Windows Server 2012
8 21 (1.14%) Windows 8
9 20 (1.08%) Windows Server 2016
10 19 (1.03%) Android
10 19 (1.03%) Windows Server 2008
11 16 (0.87%) Apple iOS
11 16 (0.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 12 (0.65%) Windows Server 2019
13 11 (0.60%) Windows XP
14 6 (0.32%) AIX
14 6 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
15 5 (0.27%) CentOS
16 2 (0.11%) Mac OS
16 2 (0.11%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 586 (31.71%) Agile Software Development
2 373 (20.18%) Business Intelligence
3 311 (16.83%) DevOps
4 254 (13.74%) Problem-Solving
5 253 (13.69%) Analytics
6 238 (12.88%) MVC
7 222 (12.01%) ETL
8 205 (11.09%) Scrum
9 179 (9.69%) Software Engineering
10 161 (8.71%) Microservices
11 156 (8.44%) Data Modelling
12 154 (8.33%) SDLC
13 136 (7.36%) Data Analysis
14 134 (7.25%) Full Stack Development
15 129 (6.98%) TDD
16 125 (6.76%) Visualisation
17 116 (6.28%) Mentoring
18 114 (6.17%) Migration
19 111 (6.01%) Project Management
20 105 (5.68%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 592 (32.03%) C#
2 426 (23.05%) JavaScript
3 250 (13.53%) T-SQL
4 210 (11.36%) Java
5 198 (10.71%) Python
6 124 (6.71%) TypeScript
7 119 (6.44%) PowerShell
8 116 (6.28%) PHP
9 112 (6.06%) PL/SQL
10 75 (4.06%) VB.NET
11 52 (2.81%) C
12 46 (2.49%) C++
13 42 (2.27%) VBA
14 40 (2.16%) Bash Shell
15 38 (2.06%) VB
16 30 (1.62%) R
17 27 (1.46%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
18 23 (1.24%) Ruby
19 21 (1.14%) Java 8
20 18 (0.97%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 149 (8.06%) Degree
2 59 (3.19%) Security Cleared
3 55 (2.98%) Computer Science Degree
3 55 (2.98%) Microsoft Certification
4 48 (2.60%) SC Cleared
5 22 (1.19%) Citrix Certification
6 20 (1.08%) HND
6 20 (1.08%) MCITP
7 17 (0.92%) HNC
8 11 (0.60%) MCSA
8 11 (0.60%) Sun Certification
9 9 (0.49%) BPSS Clearance
9 9 (0.49%) ISTQB
10 7 (0.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 7 (0.38%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (0.27%) AWS Certification
11 5 (0.27%) MCP
11 5 (0.27%) MCSE
11 5 (0.27%) Microsoft Certified Architect
12 4 (0.22%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 110 (5.95%) QA
2 81 (4.38%) Data Quality
3 60 (3.25%) SLA
4 22 (1.19%) GDPR
5 14 (0.76%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 14 (0.76%) GxP
6 12 (0.65%) Accessibility
7 10 (0.54%) PMO
8 9 (0.49%) PCI DSS
9 3 (0.16%) HL7
10 2 (0.11%) IFRS
10 2 (0.11%) PSD2
11 1 (0.054%) Actionable Recommendations
11 1 (0.054%) Cyber Essentials
11 1 (0.054%) DICOM
11 1 (0.054%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 1 (0.054%) ITGC
11 1 (0.054%) NIST
11 1 (0.054%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.054%) Solvency II
System Software
1 196 (10.61%) Docker
2 132 (7.14%) Active Directory
3 73 (3.95%) VMware Infrastructure
4 39 (2.11%) Hyper-V
5 27 (1.46%) vSphere
6 24 (1.30%) VMware ESXi
7 21 (1.14%) XenDesktop
8 20 (1.08%) XenApp
9 8 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
10 4 (0.22%) HDFS
11 3 (0.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 3 (0.16%) Terminal Services
11 3 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (0.11%) NFS
12 2 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
13 1 (0.054%) iptables
13 1 (0.054%) Terminal Server
13 1 (0.054%) Virtual Desktop
13 1 (0.054%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 95 (5.14%) Kubernetes
2 90 (4.87%) Terraform
3 54 (2.92%) Ansible
4 31 (1.68%) SCCM
5 24 (1.30%) Grafana
6 22 (1.19%) Microsoft Clustering
7 20 (1.08%) WSUS
8 17 (0.92%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 17 (0.92%) Prometheus
9 16 (0.87%) Puppet
10 15 (0.81%) Single Sign-On
11 12 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
12 11 (0.60%) SCOM
13 8 (0.43%) vCenter Server
14 7 (0.38%) Microsoft Intune
14 7 (0.38%) Nagios
14 7 (0.38%) Rancher
15 6 (0.32%) Consul
15 6 (0.32%) Docker Swarm
15 6 (0.32%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 588 (31.82%) Microsoft
2 206 (11.15%) Oracle
3 109 (5.90%) VMware
4 76 (4.11%) Google
5 54 (2.92%) Databricks
6 41 (2.22%) Citrix
6 41 (2.22%) SAP
7 34 (1.84%) IBM
8 31 (1.68%) Informatica
9 25 (1.35%) Xamarin
10 22 (1.19%) JDA
11 20 (1.08%) Red Hat
12 15 (0.81%) Salesforce.com
13 14 (0.76%) JD Edwards
13 14 (0.76%) NetApp
13 14 (0.76%) Telerik
14 13 (0.70%) Adobe
14 13 (0.70%) ServiceNow
15 12 (0.65%) Agilent
15 12 (0.65%) Dell