Period
to 6 March 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 6 March 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
England > Midlands
6 months to
6 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 5 4 4
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 -1
Permanent jobs citing SQL 1,437 1,928 2,482
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 20.48% 19.24% 20.16%
As % of the Programming Languages category 40.15% 41.04% 42.93%
Number of salaries quoted 1,487 1,809 2,221
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £29,000 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £60,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

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 3,579 4,698 5,782
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 51.02% 46.87% 46.96%
Number of salaries quoted 2,996 4,142 4,575
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £65,000 £64,893
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +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 6 March 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 6 March 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 -1 873 £45,000 - 245
East Midlands +5 560 £44,000 +10.00% 130
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 6 March 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.

1 521 (36.26%) .NET
2 517 (35.98%) Azure
3 511 (35.56%) C#
4 472 (32.85%) Microsoft
5 466 (32.43%) SQL Server
6 422 (29.37%) JavaScript
7 370 (25.75%) Agile Software Development
8 358 (24.91%) HTML
9 357 (24.84%) CSS
10 249 (17.33%) DevOps
11 246 (17.12%) Business Intelligence
12 219 (15.24%) Windows
13 218 (15.17%) T-SQL
14 208 (14.47%) ASP.NET
15 207 (14.41%) MVC
16 203 (14.13%) AngularJS
17 200 (13.92%) Analytics
18 191 (13.29%) Oracle
19 189 (13.15%) .NET Core
20 188 (13.08%) Python
21 167 (11.62%) .NET Framework
22 165 (11.48%) Power Platform
23 156 (10.86%) Power BI
24 155 (10.79%) Java
25 152 (10.58%) jQuery
26 147 (10.23%) Finance
27 146 (10.16%) AWS
28 145 (10.09%) Git (software)
29 141 (9.81%) React
30 138 (9.60%) SQL Server Integration Services

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 47 (3.27%) IIS
2 35 (2.44%) CMS
3 31 (2.16%) SharePoint
4 27 (1.88%) SAS
5 26 (1.81%) Confluence
6 19 (1.32%) Apache Spark
7 18 (1.25%) Elasticsearch
8 11 (0.77%) Apache
9 6 (0.42%) BizTalk Server
9 6 (0.42%) MS Exchange
9 6 (0.42%) Tomcat
9 6 (0.42%) WebLogic
10 4 (0.28%) IBM Notes
10 4 (0.28%) OpenROAD
10 4 (0.28%) SharePoint Server
10 4 (0.28%) Sitefinity
11 3 (0.21%) Alfresco
11 3 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2007
11 3 (0.21%) Liferay
11 3 (0.21%) nginx
Applications
1 108 (7.52%) Microsoft Excel
2 67 (4.66%) Microsoft Office
3 14 (0.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 14 (0.97%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.14%) AutoCAD
5 2 (0.14%) InfoPath
5 2 (0.14%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.070%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 11 (0.77%) Dynamics AX
2 10 (0.70%) Payment Gateway
3 9 (0.63%) Workfront
4 8 (0.56%) Oracle Applications
4 8 (0.56%) Oracle BPM
5 7 (0.49%) Dynamics NAV
6 6 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
7 5 (0.35%) NetSuite
8 4 (0.28%) Bond Adapt
8 4 (0.28%) Sentinel
9 2 (0.14%) Oracle Payables
9 2 (0.14%) Oracle Receivables
9 2 (0.14%) Sage 50
9 2 (0.14%) SAP FI-CA
9 2 (0.14%) SAP PSCD
10 1 (0.070%) Magento
10 1 (0.070%) Oracle Assets
10 1 (0.070%) Oracle Cash Management
10 1 (0.070%) Oracle General Ledger
10 1 (0.070%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 517 (35.98%) Azure
2 165 (11.48%) Power Platform
3 146 (10.16%) AWS
4 75 (5.22%) Microsoft 365
5 54 (3.76%) SaaS
6 47 (3.27%) Azure Data Factory
6 47 (3.27%) PaaS
7 34 (2.37%) IaaS
8 32 (2.23%) Azure Active Directory
9 30 (2.09%) Dynamics 365
10 28 (1.95%) GitHub
11 27 (1.88%) Serverless
12 26 (1.81%) GCP
13 19 (1.32%) npm
14 16 (1.11%) Logic Apps
15 15 (1.04%) Power Automate
16 12 (0.84%) Google Analytics
16 12 (0.84%) OpenShift
17 11 (0.77%) Azure Stack
18 10 (0.70%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 36 (2.51%) Firewall
2 21 (1.46%) DNS
3 16 (1.11%) SAN
3 16 (1.11%) VPN
4 14 (0.97%) DHCP
5 11 (0.77%) AMQP
6 10 (0.70%) NAS
6 10 (0.70%) WAN
7 9 (0.63%) SSH
7 9 (0.63%) TCP/IP
8 8 (0.56%) LAN
9 6 (0.42%) HTTPS
10 5 (0.35%) SSL
10 5 (0.35%) VoIP
10 5 (0.35%) Wi-Fi
11 4 (0.28%) Broadband
11 4 (0.28%) HTTP
11 4 (0.28%) NetScaler
11 4 (0.28%) Reverse Proxy
12 3 (0.21%) OpenVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 466 (32.43%) SQL Server
2 156 (10.86%) Power BI
3 138 (9.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 117 (8.14%) Data Warehouse
5 116 (8.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 81 (5.64%) NoSQL
7 68 (4.73%) MySQL
8 65 (4.52%) MongoDB
9 62 (4.31%) Azure SQL Database
10 58 (4.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 48 (3.34%) Relational Database
12 46 (3.20%) Oracle Database
12 46 (3.20%) Tableau
13 45 (3.13%) PostgreSQL
14 43 (2.99%) Redis
15 40 (2.78%) SQL Server 2012
16 34 (2.37%) Hadoop
17 32 (2.23%) Big Data
18 28 (1.95%) Data Lake
19 20 (1.39%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 145 (10.09%) Git (software)
2 71 (4.94%) Jenkins
3 63 (4.38%) Visual Studio
4 46 (3.20%) JIRA
4 46 (3.20%) Team Foundation Server
5 34 (2.37%) Selenium
6 33 (2.30%) Visual Studio Team System
7 32 (2.23%) Bitbucket
8 25 (1.74%) NUnit
9 23 (1.60%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 22 (1.53%) Maven
11 15 (1.04%) Artifactory
11 15 (1.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 15 (1.04%) Octopus Deploy
12 14 (0.97%) gulp
13 13 (0.90%) MSTest
13 13 (0.90%) Oracle Forms
13 13 (0.90%) Postman
14 12 (0.84%) jspm
14 12 (0.84%) Moq
General
1 147 (10.23%) Finance
2 46 (3.20%) Law
3 37 (2.57%) Public Sector
4 34 (2.37%) Retail
5 33 (2.30%) Multimedia
6 31 (2.16%) Back Office
6 31 (2.16%) Marketing
7 29 (2.02%) Telecoms
8 26 (1.81%) Manufacturing
9 24 (1.67%) Games
10 10 (0.70%) Aerospace
11 7 (0.49%) Legal
12 6 (0.42%) Advertising
12 6 (0.42%) Automotive
13 5 (0.35%) Banking
13 5 (0.35%) Digital Economy
14 4 (0.28%) Billing
14 4 (0.28%) Front Office
14 4 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
15 3 (0.21%) Police
Job Titles
1 676 (47.04%) Developer
2 226 (15.73%) Analyst
3 165 (11.48%) .NET Developer
3 165 (11.48%) C# Developer
4 153 (10.65%) Senior Developer
5 141 (9.81%) Software Developer
6 103 (7.17%) Full Stack Developer
7 100 (6.96%) C# .NET Developer
8 77 (5.36%) SQL Developer
9 71 (4.94%) Azure Engineer
10 65 (4.52%) C# Software Developer
11 62 (4.31%) Architect
11 62 (4.31%) Data Analyst
12 60 (4.18%) Data Engineer
13 59 (4.11%) Senior C# Developer
14 54 (3.76%) .NET Software Developer
15 53 (3.69%) DBA
16 52 (3.62%) Support Analyst
16 52 (3.62%) Web Developer
17 48 (3.34%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 521 (36.26%) .NET
2 358 (24.91%) HTML
3 357 (24.84%) CSS
4 208 (14.47%) ASP.NET
5 203 (14.13%) AngularJS
6 189 (13.15%) .NET Core
7 167 (11.62%) .NET Framework
8 152 (10.58%) jQuery
9 141 (9.81%) React
10 114 (7.93%) HTML5
11 105 (7.31%) Entity Framework
12 103 (7.17%) Web Services
13 102 (7.10%) CSS3
14 99 (6.89%) REST
15 88 (6.12%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 77 (5.36%) ASP.NET Web API
17 70 (4.87%) RESTful
18 67 (4.66%) ASP.NET MVC
18 67 (4.66%) JSON
19 66 (4.59%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 117 (8.14%) Analytical Skills
2 65 (4.52%) Self-Motivation
3 58 (4.04%) Greenfield Project
4 53 (3.69%) User Experience
5 44 (3.06%) Mobile App
6 38 (2.64%) Management Information System
7 26 (1.81%) Data Centre
8 21 (1.46%) Replication
9 20 (1.39%) Data Structures
10 16 (1.11%) Private Cloud
11 14 (0.97%) Cloud Native
11 14 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
12 13 (0.90%) Public Cloud
13 11 (0.77%) Clustering
14 10 (0.70%) N-Tier
15 9 (0.63%) Virtual Team
16 8 (0.56%) Blog
16 8 (0.56%) NHS
17 7 (0.49%) Cybercrime
17 7 (0.49%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 219 (15.24%) Windows
2 94 (6.54%) Linux
3 66 (4.59%) Windows Server
4 47 (3.27%) Unix
5 22 (1.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 16 (1.11%) Windows 10
7 14 (0.97%) AIX
8 12 (0.84%) Windows 7
8 12 (0.84%) Windows Server 2016
9 11 (0.77%) Solaris
10 10 (0.70%) Ubuntu
11 9 (0.63%) Windows Server 2008
11 9 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
11 9 (0.63%) Windows Server 2019
12 6 (0.42%) Windows Server 2003
12 6 (0.42%) Windows Vista
12 6 (0.42%) Windows XP
13 4 (0.28%) CentOS
14 3 (0.21%) Android
14 3 (0.21%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 370 (25.75%) Agile Software Development
2 249 (17.33%) DevOps
3 246 (17.12%) Business Intelligence
4 207 (14.41%) MVC
5 200 (13.92%) Analytics
6 132 (9.19%) Microservices
7 129 (8.98%) Problem-Solving
8 119 (8.28%) ETL
8 119 (8.28%) SDLC
9 116 (8.07%) Software Engineering
10 94 (6.54%) Web Development
11 91 (6.33%) ITIL
11 91 (6.33%) Migration
11 91 (6.33%) TDD
12 81 (5.64%) Test Automation
13 78 (5.43%) Data Analysis
13 78 (5.43%) Scrum
14 75 (5.22%) Mentoring
15 71 (4.94%) Data Analytics
16 67 (4.66%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 511 (35.56%) C#
2 422 (29.37%) JavaScript
3 218 (15.17%) T-SQL
4 188 (13.08%) Python
5 155 (10.79%) Java
6 126 (8.77%) PHP
7 107 (7.45%) PowerShell
8 92 (6.40%) PL/SQL
9 51 (3.55%) TypeScript
10 46 (3.20%) VB.NET
11 42 (2.92%) R
12 27 (1.88%) VBA
13 26 (1.81%) VB
14 25 (1.74%) Bash Shell
15 18 (1.25%) C
15 18 (1.25%) Shell Script
16 17 (1.18%) Ruby
17 15 (1.04%) Perl
18 14 (0.97%) C++
18 14 (0.97%) Go
Qualifications
1 75 (5.22%) Degree
2 57 (3.97%) Microsoft Certification
3 37 (2.57%) SC Cleared
3 37 (2.57%) Security Cleared
4 23 (1.60%) MCSE
5 18 (1.25%) MCSA
6 11 (0.77%) ISTQB
7 10 (0.70%) Computer Science Degree
8 8 (0.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 8 (0.56%) Oracle Certification
9 7 (0.49%) AWS Certification
9 7 (0.49%) MCDBA
9 7 (0.49%) MCP
10 6 (0.42%) DBS Check
10 6 (0.42%) ITIL Certification
10 6 (0.42%) OCP
10 6 (0.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 5 (0.35%) CCNA
11 5 (0.35%) Cisco Certification
11 5 (0.35%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (4.52%) QA
2 49 (3.41%) SLA
3 33 (2.30%) Data Quality
4 29 (2.02%) GDPR
5 7 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.35%) GPG13
7 4 (0.28%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 4 (0.28%) CDISC
7 4 (0.28%) Good Clinical Practice
7 4 (0.28%) NIST
8 3 (0.21%) COBIT
8 3 (0.21%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.070%) IFRS
10 1 (0.070%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 108 (7.52%) Docker
2 98 (6.82%) Active Directory
3 37 (2.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 35 (2.44%) Hyper-V
5 15 (1.04%) XenApp
6 14 (0.97%) XenDesktop
7 10 (0.70%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 10 (0.70%) Virtual Servers
7 10 (0.70%) VMware ESXi
7 10 (0.70%) vSphere
8 9 (0.63%) Virtual Machines
9 8 (0.56%) Virtual Desktop
10 7 (0.49%) Oracle RAC
11 4 (0.28%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 4 (0.28%) HDFS
12 3 (0.21%) pfSense
13 2 (0.14%) Cygwin
13 2 (0.14%) NFS
13 2 (0.14%) Postfix
14 1 (0.070%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 75 (5.22%) Terraform
2 65 (4.52%) Ansible
3 60 (4.18%) Kubernetes
4 29 (2.02%) SCCM
5 26 (1.81%) MIIS
6 18 (1.25%) Single Sign-On
7 15 (1.04%) Microsoft Clustering
8 14 (0.97%) Microsoft Intune
9 13 (0.90%) Puppet
10 12 (0.84%) SCOM
10 12 (0.84%) WSUS
11 9 (0.63%) Backup Exec
11 9 (0.63%) Data Guard
11 9 (0.63%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 9 (0.63%) NetBackup
12 8 (0.56%) Failover Clustering
12 8 (0.56%) Oracle RMAN
13 7 (0.49%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 6 (0.42%) Opscode Chef
14 6 (0.42%) Packer
Vendors
1 472 (32.85%) Microsoft
2 191 (13.29%) Oracle
3 62 (4.31%) VMware
4 27 (1.88%) Citrix
5 26 (1.81%) Databricks
6 24 (1.67%) IBM
7 23 (1.60%) Red Hat
8 20 (1.39%) SAP
9 18 (1.25%) Google
9 18 (1.25%) Salesforce.com
9 18 (1.25%) Talend
10 16 (1.11%) Cloudera
11 14 (0.97%) EnterpriseDB
11 14 (0.97%) JDA
12 13 (0.90%) Atlassian
12 13 (0.90%) Telerik
12 13 (0.90%) Xamarin
13 11 (0.77%) EMC
13 11 (0.77%) NetApp
13 11 (0.77%) ServiceNow