Period
to 18 August 2018

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 18 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
England > Midlands
6 months to
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 4 3 2
Rank change year-on-year -1 -1 0
Permanent jobs citing SQL 3,130 3,505 3,942
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 22.25% 22.78% 21.20%
As % of the Programming Languages category 44.71% 42.80% 45.92%
Number of salaries quoted 2,685 3,105 3,392
Midlands median annual salary £40,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £23,750 £22,750
90th Percentile £60,000 £56,250 £55,000
England median annual salary £48,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -

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 7,000 8,189 8,584
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 49.75% 53.23% 46.17%
Number of salaries quoted 5,933 7,108 7,223
Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £23,750
90th Percentile £61,250 £57,500 £57,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

SQL
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL in the Midlands

SQL
Salary Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SQL in the Midlands.

Salary trend for SQL in the Midlands

SQL
Salary Histogram in the Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SQL in the Midlands over the 6 months to 18 August 2018.

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 18 August 2018. 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 -2 1,852 £41,450 +3.63% 299
East Midlands 0 1,277 £40,000 +2.56% 224
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 18 August 2018, 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 1,216 (38.85%) SQL Server
2 1,175 (37.54%) C#
3 1,113 (35.56%) Microsoft
4 1,074 (34.31%) .NET
5 906 (28.95%) JavaScript
6 876 (27.99%) Agile Software Development
7 816 (26.07%) HTML
8 712 (22.75%) CSS
9 582 (18.59%) T-SQL
10 568 (18.15%) MVC
11 566 (18.08%) ASP.NET
12 533 (17.03%) Finance
13 503 (16.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 493 (15.75%) Business Intelligence
15 483 (15.43%) Windows
16 482 (15.40%) Java
17 459 (14.66%) Microsoft Azure
18 424 (13.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 376 (12.01%) AngularJS
20 357 (11.41%) Problem-Solving
21 346 (11.05%) jQuery
22 322 (10.29%) Web Development
22 322 (10.29%) Oracle
23 318 (10.16%) Degree
24 315 (10.06%) Web Services
25 288 (9.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
26 285 (9.11%) ASP.NET Web API
27 275 (8.79%) Scrum
28 270 (8.63%) Test Automation
29 266 (8.50%) ASP.NET MVC

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
1 165 (5.27%) SharePoint
2 98 (3.13%) Tomcat
3 76 (2.43%) IIS
4 73 (2.33%) SAS
5 67 (2.14%) MS Exchange
6 64 (2.04%) Confluence
7 62 (1.98%) JBoss
8 53 (1.69%) Apache
9 45 (1.44%) CMS
10 44 (1.41%) Apache Spark
11 41 (1.31%) SharePoint Server
12 39 (1.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 36 (1.15%) WebLogic
14 31 (0.99%) SharePoint 2013
15 28 (0.89%) K2 blackpearl
15 28 (0.89%) nginx
16 26 (0.83%) Elasticsearch
17 23 (0.73%) BizTalk Server
18 22 (0.70%) Skype for Business
19 20 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 203 (6.49%) Microsoft Excel
2 159 (5.08%) Microsoft Office
3 34 (1.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 16 (0.51%) SPSS
5 13 (0.42%) MS Visio
6 11 (0.35%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 11 (0.35%) Photoshop
7 10 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.096%) Chatbot
8 3 (0.096%) Microsoft Project
9 2 (0.064%) Blender
9 2 (0.064%) Maya
Business Applications
1 54 (1.73%) Dynamics AX
2 48 (1.53%) Dynamics CRM
3 47 (1.50%) Dynamics NAV
4 20 (0.64%) NetSuite
5 19 (0.61%) Remedy ITSM
6 13 (0.42%) SAP Business One
7 11 (0.35%) FastStats
7 11 (0.35%) Payment Gateway
8 5 (0.16%) Infor M3
8 5 (0.16%) Sage 200
8 5 (0.16%) SAP ERP
9 3 (0.096%) Infor LN
9 3 (0.096%) Oracle EBS
9 3 (0.096%) Oracle Financials
10 2 (0.064%) Lawson
10 2 (0.064%) Magento
10 2 (0.064%) OPENHousing
10 2 (0.064%) Oracle Assets
10 2 (0.064%) Sage 1000
10 2 (0.064%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 459 (14.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 172 (5.50%) Amazon AWS
3 141 (4.50%) Office 365
4 71 (2.27%) IaaS
5 63 (2.01%) GitHub
6 62 (1.98%) SaaS
7 51 (1.63%) Serverless
8 48 (1.53%) PaaS
9 37 (1.18%) Dynamics 365
10 35 (1.12%) Azure Data Factory
11 28 (0.89%) Cloud Computing
11 28 (0.89%) Google Cloud Platform
12 25 (0.80%) Azure Active Directory
13 22 (0.70%) Amazon EC2
14 19 (0.61%) Amazon S3
15 16 (0.51%) Azure Functions
15 16 (0.51%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
16 15 (0.48%) IBM Cloud
17 14 (0.45%) Amazon SQS
18 13 (0.42%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 86 (2.75%) DNS
2 70 (2.24%) Firewall
3 54 (1.73%) SAN
4 47 (1.50%) Internet
5 46 (1.47%) SSL
6 45 (1.44%) TCP/IP
7 41 (1.31%) DHCP
8 34 (1.09%) HTTP
9 27 (0.86%) Remote Desktop
10 23 (0.73%) SMS
11 22 (0.70%) WAN
12 21 (0.67%) LAN
13 20 (0.64%) VLAN
14 19 (0.61%) IPsec
14 19 (0.61%) Skype
15 16 (0.51%) Network Security
16 14 (0.45%) NAS
17 12 (0.38%) Wi-Fi
17 12 (0.38%) Wireless
18 11 (0.35%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,216 (38.85%) SQL Server
2 503 (16.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 424 (13.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 288 (9.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 251 (8.02%) Data Warehouse
6 220 (7.03%) Relational Database
7 194 (6.20%) MySQL
8 187 (5.97%) NoSQL
9 186 (5.94%) Power BI
10 141 (4.50%) SQL Server 2012
11 117 (3.74%) MongoDB
12 98 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
13 88 (2.81%) SQL Server 2016
14 84 (2.68%) Azure SQL Database
14 84 (2.68%) Big Data
15 83 (2.65%) PostgreSQL
16 71 (2.27%) SQL Server 2014
17 68 (2.17%) Oracle Database
18 61 (1.95%) Hadoop
19 57 (1.82%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 261 (8.34%) Git (software)
2 216 (6.90%) Visual Studio
3 210 (6.71%) Team Foundation Server
4 141 (4.50%) JIRA
5 101 (3.23%) Jenkins
6 89 (2.84%) Selenium
7 83 (2.65%) Maven
8 79 (2.52%) JUnit
9 70 (2.24%) Bitbucket
10 69 (2.20%) Subversion
11 61 (1.95%) Visual Studio Team System
12 59 (1.88%) Octopus Deploy
13 58 (1.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 42 (1.34%) TeamCity
15 39 (1.25%) NUnit
16 35 (1.12%) Jasmine
17 34 (1.09%) webpack
18 33 (1.05%) GoCD
18 33 (1.05%) SpecFlow
19 32 (1.02%) Cucumber
General
1 533 (17.03%) Finance
2 261 (8.34%) Retail
3 134 (4.28%) Advertising
4 115 (3.67%) Marketing
5 105 (3.35%) Manufacturing
6 77 (2.46%) Automotive
7 68 (2.17%) Banking
8 66 (2.11%) Legal
9 57 (1.82%) Games
10 38 (1.21%) Law
11 23 (0.73%) Back Office
12 18 (0.58%) Financial Institution
13 15 (0.48%) Electronics
13 15 (0.48%) Telecoms
14 12 (0.38%) Multimedia
15 7 (0.22%) French Language
15 7 (0.22%) Polish Language
16 6 (0.19%) Billing
16 6 (0.19%) German Language
16 6 (0.19%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 1,553 (49.62%) Developer
2 512 (16.36%) Analyst
3 463 (14.79%) .NET Developer
4 419 (13.39%) C# Developer
5 261 (8.34%) C# .NET Developer
6 256 (8.18%) Senior Developer
7 226 (7.22%) SQL Developer
8 215 (6.87%) Java Developer
9 213 (6.81%) Software Developer
10 172 (5.50%) DBA
11 164 (5.24%) Consultant
12 158 (5.05%) Support Analyst
13 139 (4.44%) Applications Support
14 134 (4.28%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 131 (4.19%) ASP.NET Developer
16 123 (3.93%) C# ASP.NET Developer
17 122 (3.90%) SQL DBA
17 122 (3.90%) Web Developer
18 120 (3.83%) Administrator
19 114 (3.64%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,074 (34.31%) .NET
2 816 (26.07%) HTML
3 712 (22.75%) CSS
4 566 (18.08%) ASP.NET
5 376 (12.01%) AngularJS
6 346 (11.05%) jQuery
7 315 (10.06%) Web Services
8 285 (9.11%) ASP.NET Web API
9 266 (8.50%) ASP.NET MVC
10 257 (8.21%) .NET Framework
11 223 (7.12%) Entity Framework
12 221 (7.06%) HTML5
13 194 (6.20%) XML
14 192 (6.13%) Spring
15 177 (5.65%) WCF
16 159 (5.08%) REST
17 158 (5.05%) Ajax
17 158 (5.05%) JSON
18 123 (3.93%) Hibernate
19 118 (3.77%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 266 (8.50%) Analytical Skills
2 190 (6.07%) Computer Science
3 138 (4.41%) Mobile App
4 128 (4.09%) Self-Motivation
5 76 (2.43%) Management Information System
6 71 (2.27%) Greenfield Project
7 70 (2.24%) User Experience
8 62 (1.98%) Enterprise Software
9 56 (1.79%) Replication
10 53 (1.69%) Clustering
11 50 (1.60%) Fintech
12 48 (1.53%) Driving Licence
13 43 (1.37%) Data Centre
14 37 (1.18%) Data Structures
15 23 (0.73%) Algorithms
16 22 (0.70%) EPoS
17 17 (0.54%) Graphic Design
18 16 (0.51%) Fat Client
18 16 (0.51%) Thin Client
19 14 (0.45%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 483 (15.43%) Windows
2 238 (7.60%) Linux
3 198 (6.33%) Windows Server
4 141 (4.50%) Unix
5 73 (2.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 57 (1.82%) Windows Server 2012
7 54 (1.73%) Windows 7
8 48 (1.53%) Windows 10
9 35 (1.12%) Windows 8
10 33 (1.05%) Android
11 31 (0.99%) Windows Server 2003
12 30 (0.96%) Apple iOS
13 17 (0.54%) Mac OS X
13 17 (0.54%) Windows XP
14 14 (0.45%) Ubuntu
15 13 (0.42%) Mac OS
16 8 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 8 (0.26%) SUSE
17 7 (0.22%) CentOS
18 6 (0.19%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 876 (27.99%) Agile Software Development
2 568 (18.15%) MVC
3 493 (15.75%) Business Intelligence
4 357 (11.41%) Problem-Solving
5 322 (10.29%) Web Development
6 275 (8.79%) Scrum
7 270 (8.63%) Test Automation
8 262 (8.37%) TDD
9 242 (7.73%) Software Engineering
10 235 (7.51%) Analytics
11 192 (6.13%) OO
12 176 (5.62%) ETL
13 169 (5.40%) SDLC
14 165 (5.27%) Unit Testing
15 160 (5.11%) Microservices
16 159 (5.08%) Performance Tuning
17 158 (5.05%) ERP
18 150 (4.79%) Continuous Integration
19 144 (4.60%) Mentoring
20 135 (4.31%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 1,175 (37.54%) C#
2 906 (28.95%) JavaScript
3 582 (18.59%) T-SQL
4 482 (15.40%) Java
5 223 (7.12%) PowerShell
6 184 (5.88%) Python
7 153 (4.89%) VB.NET
8 141 (4.50%) PL/SQL
9 122 (3.90%) PHP
10 113 (3.61%) C++
11 71 (2.27%) Bash Shell
12 61 (1.95%) VBA
13 59 (1.88%) C
14 57 (1.82%) Perl
14 57 (1.82%) TypeScript
15 56 (1.79%) VB
16 52 (1.66%) Java 8
17 51 (1.63%) Ruby
18 34 (1.09%) R
19 33 (1.05%) Scala
Qualifications
1 318 (10.16%) Degree
2 117 (3.74%) Computer Science Degree
3 111 (3.55%) Microsoft Certification
4 86 (2.75%) Security Cleared
5 46 (1.47%) MCP
6 35 (1.12%) DBS Check
7 34 (1.09%) Master's Degree
7 34 (1.09%) MCPD
8 33 (1.05%) MCSE
9 31 (0.99%) SC Cleared
10 29 (0.93%) ISTQB
11 24 (0.77%) BC Cleared
12 23 (0.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 17 (0.54%) MCSA
14 11 (0.35%) ISEB
15 10 (0.32%) PhD
16 9 (0.29%) AAT
16 9 (0.29%) ITIL Certification
17 8 (0.26%) Numerate Degree
17 8 (0.26%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 89 (2.84%) SLA
2 82 (2.62%) QA
3 49 (1.57%) Data Quality
4 23 (0.73%) GDPR
5 17 (0.54%) PMO
6 15 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 12 (0.38%) PCI DSS
8 9 (0.29%) ISO 9001
9 7 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials
10 4 (0.13%) WCAG
11 3 (0.096%) IFRS
11 3 (0.096%) IFRS 9
11 3 (0.096%) SEPA
11 3 (0.096%) TickIT
12 2 (0.064%) COBIT
13 1 (0.032%) Basel II
13 1 (0.032%) GCP
13 1 (0.032%) IAS 39
13 1 (0.032%) ISO 8583
13 1 (0.032%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 188 (6.01%) Active Directory
2 98 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 90 (2.88%) Hyper-V
4 84 (2.68%) Docker
5 27 (0.86%) Virtual Machines
6 26 (0.83%) vSphere
6 26 (0.83%) XenDesktop
7 25 (0.80%) XenApp
8 14 (0.45%) Forefront TMG
8 14 (0.45%) Terminal Services
9 11 (0.35%) HDFS
9 11 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
10 9 (0.29%) Firmware
10 9 (0.29%) ISA Server
10 9 (0.29%) Xen
11 8 (0.26%) VMware NSX
11 8 (0.26%) VMware Workstation
12 6 (0.19%) BitLocker
13 5 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
13 5 (0.16%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 57 (1.82%) SCCM
2 50 (1.60%) Ansible
3 29 (0.93%) Terraform
3 29 (0.93%) WSUS
4 28 (0.89%) SCOM
4 28 (0.89%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 23 (0.73%) Opscode Chef
6 19 (0.61%) Puppet
7 18 (0.58%) Kubernetes
8 13 (0.42%) Failover Clustering
8 13 (0.42%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 10 (0.32%) logstash
10 9 (0.29%) Kibana
10 9 (0.29%) Nagios
10 9 (0.29%) Oracle RMAN
11 8 (0.26%) Marathon
12 7 (0.22%) FortiGate
12 7 (0.22%) Graphite
12 7 (0.22%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 6 (0.19%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 1,113 (35.56%) Microsoft
2 322 (10.29%) Oracle
3 164 (5.24%) VMware
4 107 (3.42%) Tableau
5 98 (3.13%) Xamarin
6 95 (3.04%) SAP
7 92 (2.94%) Google
8 66 (2.11%) HP
9 59 (1.88%) Cisco
10 50 (1.60%) Citrix
11 39 (1.25%) Remedy
12 36 (1.15%) Atlassian
13 35 (1.12%) Salesforce.com
14 33 (1.05%) Sage
15 31 (0.99%) Capita
16 30 (0.96%) IBM
17 29 (0.93%) NetApp
18 27 (0.86%) Infor
19 24 (0.77%) Dell
19 24 (0.77%) Informatica