Period
to 24 January 2022

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

SQL (Structured Query Language)
England > Midlands
6 months to
24 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 6 5 5
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 0
Permanent jobs citing SQL 1,741 1,159 2,067
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 16.76% 21.06% 19.73%
As % of the Programming Languages category 37.81% 39.69% 42.39%
Number of salaries quoted 1,406 961 1,832
10th Percentile £31,000 £29,000 £26,250
25th Percentile £36,250 £33,750 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.88% +2.41%
75th Percentile £57,500 £55,000 £53,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £63,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

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 4,604 2,920 4,876
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 44.32% 53.06% 46.54%
Number of salaries quoted 3,413 2,456 4,298
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £27,374
25th Percentile £37,500 £36,184 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £47,500 £43,675
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +8.76% +2.76%
75th Percentile £62,500 £58,750 £55,000
90th Percentile £76,940 £71,250 £65,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%

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 24 January 2022.

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 24 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 0 1,170 £45,000 - 297
East Midlands -5 559 £47,500 +8.57% 166
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 24 January 2022, 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.

1 637 (36.59%) Azure
2 585 (33.60%) Microsoft
3 555 (31.88%) Agile Software Development
4 551 (31.65%) C#
5 505 (29.01%) SQL Server
6 498 (28.60%) .NET
7 443 (25.45%) Business Intelligence
8 367 (21.08%) JavaScript
9 354 (20.33%) DevOps
10 353 (20.28%) Social Skills
11 322 (18.50%) Problem-Solving
12 318 (18.27%) Power Platform
13 312 (17.92%) Analytics
14 309 (17.75%) Power BI
15 298 (17.12%) T-SQL
16 264 (15.16%) Data Warehouse
17 258 (14.82%) AWS
18 250 (14.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 248 (14.24%) Python
20 246 (14.13%) Analytical Skills
21 244 (14.01%) ETL
22 235 (13.50%) Finance
23 216 (12.41%) Scrum
24 215 (12.35%) Java
25 212 (12.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
26 205 (11.77%) Data Modelling
27 204 (11.72%) Windows
28 196 (11.26%) MVC
29 185 (10.63%) Oracle
30 184 (10.57%) CSS

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 65 (3.73%) IIS
2 45 (2.58%) SharePoint
3 36 (2.07%) Apache
4 35 (2.01%) Confluence
5 34 (1.95%) SAS
6 31 (1.78%) Apache Spark
7 12 (0.69%) Apache Airflow
8 11 (0.63%) CMS
9 10 (0.57%) MS Exchange
9 10 (0.57%) Umbraco
10 8 (0.46%) OpenROAD
11 7 (0.40%) Elasticsearch
11 7 (0.40%) Sitefinity
12 6 (0.34%) Liferay
12 6 (0.34%) Skype for Business
12 6 (0.34%) WebLogic
13 5 (0.29%) Luigi
13 5 (0.29%) OpenStack
14 4 (0.23%) nginx
14 4 (0.23%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 130 (7.47%) Microsoft Excel
2 115 (6.61%) Microsoft Office
3 25 (1.44%) Spreadsheet
4 7 (0.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.34%) Chatbot
6 4 (0.23%) Simulink
6 4 (0.23%) SPSS
7 2 (0.11%) FileZilla
7 2 (0.11%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.057%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 17 (0.98%) Oracle EBS
2 12 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.69%) Dynamics GP
3 8 (0.46%) Dynamics AX
3 8 (0.46%) PRMS
3 8 (0.46%) Workfront
4 7 (0.40%) Maximo
5 6 (0.34%) NetSuite
6 4 (0.23%) Oracle Applications
6 4 (0.23%) SAP Business One
7 3 (0.17%) Alphatax
7 3 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
7 3 (0.17%) Exstream
7 3 (0.17%) Magento
7 3 (0.17%) Oracle EBS R12
7 3 (0.17%) Sage 1000
8 2 (0.11%) iTrent
8 2 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
8 2 (0.11%) Sage 200
8 2 (0.11%) Sage 500
Cloud Services
1 637 (36.59%) Azure
2 318 (18.27%) Power Platform
3 258 (14.82%) AWS
4 117 (6.72%) SaaS
5 87 (5.00%) GCP
6 84 (4.82%) Microsoft 365
7 77 (4.42%) Azure Data Factory
8 68 (3.91%) PaaS
9 56 (3.22%) GitHub
10 55 (3.16%) Serverless
11 52 (2.99%) Azure Cosmos DB
12 48 (2.76%) IaaS
13 45 (2.58%) Azure Synapse Analytics
14 34 (1.95%) Azure Monitor
15 29 (1.67%) Azure Active Directory
16 26 (1.49%) Cloud Computing
17 24 (1.38%) Azure Service Bus
18 22 (1.26%) Amazon S3
19 19 (1.09%) Google Analytics
20 18 (1.03%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 45 (2.58%) WAN
2 41 (2.35%) Firewall
3 40 (2.30%) DNS
4 34 (1.95%) HTTP
5 33 (1.90%) LAN
6 30 (1.72%) Internet
7 22 (1.26%) VPN
8 21 (1.21%) FTP
9 20 (1.15%) SAN
10 18 (1.03%) DHCP
10 18 (1.03%) Network Security
10 18 (1.03%) VLAN
11 17 (0.98%) TCP/IP
12 15 (0.86%) Wi-Fi
13 10 (0.57%) SD-WAN
13 10 (0.57%) Wireless
14 9 (0.52%) SMTP
15 8 (0.46%) NAS
15 8 (0.46%) SSH
16 7 (0.40%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 505 (29.01%) SQL Server
2 309 (17.75%) Power BI
3 264 (15.16%) Data Warehouse
4 250 (14.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 212 (12.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 131 (7.52%) Relational Database
7 123 (7.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 101 (5.80%) Azure SQL Database
9 91 (5.23%) NoSQL
10 89 (5.11%) Tableau
11 78 (4.48%) Big Data
12 70 (4.02%) MySQL
13 58 (3.33%) PostgreSQL
14 57 (3.27%) Data Lake
15 46 (2.64%) Hadoop
16 42 (2.41%) MongoDB
17 39 (2.24%) Oracle Reports
18 37 (2.13%) Oracle Database
19 35 (2.01%) BusinessObjects
19 35 (2.01%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 184 (10.57%) Git (software)
2 114 (6.55%) Visual Studio
3 96 (5.51%) JIRA
4 76 (4.37%) Jenkins
5 52 (2.99%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 45 (2.58%) Selenium
7 35 (2.01%) Team Foundation Server
8 23 (1.32%) NUnit
9 20 (1.15%) GitLab
10 18 (1.03%) TeamCity
11 17 (0.98%) Visual Studio Team System
12 16 (0.92%) Postman
13 15 (0.86%) Bitbucket
14 13 (0.75%) SpecFlow
14 13 (0.75%) Toad
15 12 (0.69%) Cucumber
15 12 (0.69%) Moq
16 11 (0.63%) WebDriver
17 9 (0.52%) Cypress.io
17 9 (0.52%) Subversion
General
1 353 (20.28%) Social Skills
2 246 (14.13%) Analytical Skills
3 235 (13.50%) Finance
4 114 (6.55%) Retail
5 78 (4.48%) Law
5 78 (4.48%) Manufacturing
6 61 (3.50%) Marketing
7 36 (2.07%) Public Sector
8 35 (2.01%) Banking
9 32 (1.84%) Inclusion and Diversity
10 31 (1.78%) Organisational Skills
11 24 (1.38%) Presentation Skills
12 23 (1.32%) Telecoms
13 22 (1.26%) Influencing Skills
14 18 (1.03%) Advertising
15 17 (0.98%) Documentation Skills
16 13 (0.75%) Legal
16 13 (0.75%) Publishing
17 11 (0.63%) Automotive
18 9 (0.52%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 685 (39.35%) Developer
2 311 (17.86%) Analyst
3 174 (9.99%) .NET Developer
4 173 (9.94%) Software Developer
5 134 (7.70%) Data Engineer
6 113 (6.49%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 112 (6.43%) Data Analyst
8 100 (5.74%) Senior Developer
9 85 (4.88%) Support Engineer
10 82 (4.71%) SQL Developer
11 76 (4.37%) C# Developer
12 67 (3.85%) Architect
12 67 (3.85%) Software Engineer
13 62 (3.56%) DBA
14 60 (3.45%) Full Stack Developer
15 54 (3.10%) Applications Support
15 54 (3.10%) Support Analyst
16 53 (3.04%) Junior
17 46 (2.64%) SQL DBA
18 45 (2.58%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 498 (28.60%) .NET
2 184 (10.57%) CSS
3 180 (10.34%) ASP.NET
4 178 (10.22%) HTML
5 151 (8.67%) .NET Framework
6 143 (8.21%) AngularJS
7 132 (7.58%) .NET Core
8 122 (7.01%) XML
9 120 (6.89%) REST
10 116 (6.66%) Web Services
11 110 (6.32%) jQuery
12 108 (6.20%) JSON
13 107 (6.15%) RESTful
14 104 (5.97%) React
15 93 (5.34%) Entity Framework
16 85 (4.88%) ASP.NET MVC
17 75 (4.31%) ASP.NET Web API
18 64 (3.68%) Vue.js
19 60 (3.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 57 (3.27%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 114 (6.55%) Self-Motivation
2 88 (5.05%) Greenfield Project
3 57 (3.27%) User Experience
4 51 (2.93%) Management Information System
5 44 (2.53%) Enterprise Software
6 43 (2.47%) Clustering
7 42 (2.41%) Data Structures
8 34 (1.95%) Legacy Systems
9 31 (1.78%) Data Centre
10 28 (1.61%) e-Health
11 27 (1.55%) Virtual Team
12 25 (1.44%) Public Cloud
13 23 (1.32%) Driving Licence
14 18 (1.03%) Mobile App
15 17 (0.98%) Life Science
16 15 (0.86%) Analytical Mindset
17 14 (0.80%) Algorithms
17 14 (0.80%) EPoS
18 13 (0.75%) Client/Server
19 12 (0.69%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 204 (11.72%) Windows
2 111 (6.38%) Windows Server
3 106 (6.09%) Linux
4 52 (2.99%) Unix
5 28 (1.61%) Windows Server 2012
6 27 (1.55%) Windows 10
7 25 (1.44%) Windows 7
8 19 (1.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 19 (1.09%) Windows Server 2016
8 19 (1.09%) Windows Server 2019
9 10 (0.57%) Android
9 10 (0.57%) Windows XP
10 8 (0.46%) Apple iOS
11 7 (0.40%) Windows Server 2008
12 3 (0.17%) CentOS
12 3 (0.17%) Ubuntu
12 3 (0.17%) zOS
13 2 (0.11%) Windows Server 2003
14 1 (0.057%) AIX
14 1 (0.057%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 555 (31.88%) Agile Software Development
2 443 (25.45%) Business Intelligence
3 354 (20.33%) DevOps
4 322 (18.50%) Problem-Solving
5 312 (17.92%) Analytics
6 244 (14.01%) ETL
7 216 (12.41%) Scrum
8 205 (11.77%) Data Modelling
9 196 (11.26%) MVC
10 175 (10.05%) Software Engineering
11 163 (9.36%) Mentoring
12 154 (8.85%) Data Analysis
13 149 (8.56%) Visualisation
14 137 (7.87%) CI/CD
15 133 (7.64%) Full Stack Development
16 117 (6.72%) Migration
16 117 (6.72%) SDLC
17 111 (6.38%) Test Automation
18 104 (5.97%) Data Analytics
19 100 (5.74%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 551 (31.65%) C#
2 367 (21.08%) JavaScript
3 298 (17.12%) T-SQL
4 248 (14.24%) Python
5 215 (12.35%) Java
6 140 (8.04%) PowerShell
7 104 (5.97%) TypeScript
8 89 (5.11%) PL/SQL
9 67 (3.85%) VB.NET
10 59 (3.39%) C
11 57 (3.27%) R
12 53 (3.04%) VBA
13 46 (2.64%) PHP
14 39 (2.24%) C++
15 38 (2.18%) Bash
16 32 (1.84%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
17 31 (1.78%) Go
18 22 (1.26%) Shell Script
18 22 (1.26%) XAML
19 19 (1.09%) VB
Qualifications
1 150 (8.62%) Degree
2 50 (2.87%) Computer Science Degree
3 47 (2.70%) Security Cleared
4 45 (2.58%) Microsoft Certification
5 31 (1.78%) SC Cleared
6 20 (1.15%) HND
7 19 (1.09%) HNC
8 14 (0.80%) MCSA
9 13 (0.75%) ISTQB
10 11 (0.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 11 (0.63%) MCSE
11 9 (0.52%) MCITP
11 9 (0.52%) MCP
12 8 (0.46%) Cisco Certification
12 8 (0.46%) Citrix Certification
12 8 (0.46%) Sun Certification
13 7 (0.40%) CCNA
13 7 (0.40%) Microsoft Certified Architect
14 6 (0.34%) DBS Check
15 5 (0.29%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 126 (7.24%) QA
2 81 (4.65%) SLA
3 65 (3.73%) Data Quality
4 31 (1.78%) GDPR
5 17 (0.98%) PMO
6 13 (0.75%) Accessibility
7 12 (0.69%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 10 (0.57%) GxP
9 6 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 4 (0.23%) NIST
11 3 (0.17%) PCI DSS
12 2 (0.11%) CDISC
12 2 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials
12 2 (0.11%) Good Clinical Practice
12 2 (0.11%) ISO 9001
13 1 (0.057%) Actionable Recommendations
13 1 (0.057%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 1 (0.057%) IFRS
13 1 (0.057%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 1 (0.057%) Solvency II
System Software
1 156 (8.96%) Docker
2 114 (6.55%) Active Directory
3 72 (4.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 28 (1.61%) Hyper-V
5 26 (1.49%) VMware ESXi
6 14 (0.80%) HDFS
7 12 (0.69%) vSphere
8 11 (0.63%) XenApp
9 10 (0.57%) XenDesktop
10 8 (0.46%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 8 (0.46%) Virtual Machines
10 8 (0.46%) Virtual Servers
11 5 (0.29%) VirtualBox
12 3 (0.17%) VMware NSX
13 2 (0.11%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 2 (0.11%) Terminal Services
14 1 (0.057%) NFS
14 1 (0.057%) Oracle RAC
14 1 (0.057%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 102 (5.86%) Terraform
2 93 (5.34%) Kubernetes
3 67 (3.85%) Ansible
4 38 (2.18%) Puppet
5 33 (1.90%) SCCM
6 29 (1.67%) Microsoft Clustering
7 27 (1.55%) WSUS
8 15 (0.86%) Opscode Chef
9 13 (0.75%) SCOM
10 11 (0.63%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 10 (0.57%) vCenter Server
12 9 (0.52%) Rancher
12 9 (0.52%) ZABBIX
13 8 (0.46%) Backup Exec
13 8 (0.46%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 8 (0.46%) NetBackup
13 8 (0.46%) Single Sign-On
14 5 (0.29%) Active Directory Federation Services
14 5 (0.29%) Failover Clustering
14 5 (0.29%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 585 (33.60%) Microsoft
2 185 (10.63%) Oracle
3 109 (6.26%) VMware
4 72 (4.14%) Databricks
5 67 (3.85%) Google
6 43 (2.47%) Informatica
7 42 (2.41%) SAP
8 36 (2.07%) Xamarin
9 29 (1.67%) Cisco
10 25 (1.44%) Salesforce.com
11 24 (1.38%) Dell
11 24 (1.38%) IBM
12 22 (1.26%) HP
13 21 (1.21%) Citrix
14 20 (1.15%) Talend
15 17 (0.98%) Red Hat
16 16 (0.92%) MicroStrategy
16 16 (0.92%) ServiceNow
17 15 (0.86%) Cognos
18 14 (0.80%) Sage