Period
to 18 September 2020

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 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
England > Midlands
6 months to
18 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 5 4 4
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 -1
Permanent jobs citing SQL 864 2,431 2,966
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 21.63% 20.83% 21.72%
As % of the Programming Languages category 41.22% 42.73% 44.51%
Number of salaries quoted 808 2,247 2,778
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £30,175 £26,750 £26,750
90th Percentile £63,750 £62,487 £61,250
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £49,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% +2.04% +8.89%

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 2,096 5,689 6,663
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 52.48% 48.74% 48.80%
Number of salaries quoted 1,727 4,785 5,623
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £30,000 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £62,500
England median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +9.52% +5.00% +3.09%

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 18 September 2020.

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 September 2020. 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 -1 545 £45,000 +5.88% 140
East Midlands +1 318 £45,000 +12.50% 109
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 18 September 2020, 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.

1 341 (39.47%) SQL Server
2 314 (36.34%) .NET
3 301 (34.84%) Azure
4 285 (32.99%) Microsoft
5 276 (31.94%) C#
6 262 (30.32%) Agile Software Development
7 215 (24.88%) JavaScript
8 201 (23.26%) T-SQL
9 181 (20.95%) DevOps
10 177 (20.49%) HTML
11 166 (19.21%) CSS
12 165 (19.10%) Business Intelligence
13 157 (18.17%) Git (software)
14 154 (17.82%) ASP.NET
15 148 (17.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 147 (17.01%) MVC
17 134 (15.51%) Oracle
18 122 (14.12%) Power Platform
19 117 (13.54%) Power BI
20 114 (13.19%) Analytical Skills
21 110 (12.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
22 107 (12.38%) Windows
22 107 (12.38%) Data Warehouse
23 101 (11.69%) Problem-Solving
24 95 (11.00%) Python
25 94 (10.88%) Finance
25 94 (10.88%) ASP.NET Web API
26 93 (10.76%) AWS
27 91 (10.53%) .NET Framework
28 90 (10.42%) AngularJS

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 37 (4.28%) IIS
2 19 (2.20%) Elasticsearch
3 16 (1.85%) SharePoint
4 15 (1.74%) CMS
5 11 (1.27%) SAS
6 8 (0.93%) Confluence
7 7 (0.81%) Tomcat
7 7 (0.81%) WebSphere
8 5 (0.58%) Apache Spark
8 5 (0.58%) MS Exchange
8 5 (0.58%) Sitefinity
9 4 (0.46%) Apache
9 4 (0.46%) Umbraco
10 3 (0.35%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (0.35%) EPiServer
10 3 (0.35%) WebLogic
10 3 (0.35%) WordPress
11 2 (0.23%) ArcGIS
11 2 (0.23%) NServiceBus
11 2 (0.23%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 37 (4.28%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (1.50%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.46%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.23%) FileZilla
4 2 (0.23%) Quantrix
4 2 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.12%) Weka
Business Applications
1 4 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (0.46%) Dynamics NAV
1 4 (0.46%) Oracle ERP
2 3 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.35%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (0.35%) Oracle Payables
2 3 (0.35%) Oracle Receivables
2 3 (0.35%) SAP MII
3 2 (0.23%) Line 500
3 2 (0.23%) Magento
3 2 (0.23%) OpenCart
3 2 (0.23%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.23%) SAP Business One
3 2 (0.23%) SAP MM
3 2 (0.23%) SAP PP
3 2 (0.23%) SAP PP-PI
3 2 (0.23%) Sentinel
3 2 (0.23%) Workfront
4 1 (0.12%) Social Studio
4 1 (0.12%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 301 (34.84%) Azure
2 122 (14.12%) Power Platform
3 93 (10.76%) AWS
4 35 (4.05%) SaaS
5 34 (3.94%) Azure Data Factory
6 27 (3.13%) Office 365
7 26 (3.01%) GitHub
8 20 (2.31%) PaaS
9 19 (2.20%) GCP
9 19 (2.20%) Serverless
10 12 (1.39%) IaaS
11 11 (1.27%) npm
12 9 (1.04%) Cloud Computing
13 7 (0.81%) Azure Stack
13 7 (0.81%) Dynamics 365
14 6 (0.69%) Boomi
15 5 (0.58%) Amazon S3
15 5 (0.58%) AWS Lambda
15 5 (0.58%) Power Automate
16 4 (0.46%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 16 (1.85%) Internet
2 14 (1.62%) TCP/IP
3 13 (1.50%) DNS
3 13 (1.50%) SAN
4 8 (0.93%) VPN
5 7 (0.81%) Broadband
5 7 (0.81%) FTP
5 7 (0.81%) LAN
6 6 (0.69%) DHCP
6 6 (0.69%) Firewall
7 5 (0.58%) HTTP
7 5 (0.58%) Remote Desktop
7 5 (0.58%) Skype
8 4 (0.46%) AMQP
8 4 (0.46%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (0.35%) NAS
9 3 (0.35%) Network Security
9 3 (0.35%) WAN
10 2 (0.23%) SSH
10 2 (0.23%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 341 (39.47%) SQL Server
2 148 (17.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 117 (13.54%) Power BI
4 110 (12.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 107 (12.38%) Data Warehouse
6 65 (7.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 56 (6.48%) NoSQL
8 51 (5.90%) Relational Database
9 50 (5.79%) MySQL
10 49 (5.67%) Data Lake
11 48 (5.56%) MongoDB
12 47 (5.44%) SQL Server 2012
13 46 (5.32%) Azure SQL Database
14 43 (4.98%) Oracle Database
15 40 (4.63%) Big Data
16 24 (2.78%) PostgreSQL
17 23 (2.66%) Crystal Reports
18 21 (2.43%) Hadoop
18 21 (2.43%) RDBMS
19 20 (2.31%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 157 (18.17%) Git (software)
2 46 (5.32%) Visual Studio
3 45 (5.21%) Team Foundation Server
4 43 (4.98%) Jenkins
5 29 (3.36%) JIRA
6 28 (3.24%) Selenium
7 24 (2.78%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 18 (2.08%) Maven
9 17 (1.97%) GitLab
10 16 (1.85%) Bitbucket
10 16 (1.85%) SpecFlow
11 15 (1.74%) NUnit
12 14 (1.62%) Oracle Forms
12 14 (1.62%) Postman
13 11 (1.27%) Cypress.io
13 11 (1.27%) Subversion
14 9 (1.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 9 (1.04%) Octopus Deploy
15 8 (0.93%) gulp
15 8 (0.93%) jspm
General
1 94 (10.88%) Finance
2 29 (3.36%) Law
3 28 (3.24%) Retail
4 23 (2.66%) Back Office
5 21 (2.43%) Games
6 17 (1.97%) Marketing
7 16 (1.85%) Public Sector
8 9 (1.04%) Manufacturing
9 8 (0.93%) Digital Economy
9 8 (0.93%) Legal
10 7 (0.81%) Banking
11 6 (0.69%) Aerospace
11 6 (0.69%) Billing
12 5 (0.58%) Automotive
13 2 (0.23%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.23%) General Ledger
14 1 (0.12%) Advertising
14 1 (0.12%) Electronics
14 1 (0.12%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.12%) Social Housing
Job Titles
1 364 (42.13%) Developer
2 117 (13.54%) Analyst
3 88 (10.19%) .NET Developer
4 84 (9.72%) Senior Developer
5 68 (7.87%) Software Developer
6 65 (7.52%) C# Developer
7 59 (6.83%) SQL Developer
8 54 (6.25%) Full Stack Developer
9 50 (5.79%) Data Engineer
10 46 (5.32%) DevOps Engineer
11 44 (5.09%) Web Developer
12 42 (4.86%) Architect
12 42 (4.86%) Azure Engineer
13 40 (4.63%) DBA
14 37 (4.28%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 37 (4.28%) C# .NET Developer
14 37 (4.28%) Support Analyst
15 36 (4.17%) Applications Support
15 36 (4.17%) Software Engineer
16 26 (3.01%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 314 (36.34%) .NET
2 177 (20.49%) HTML
3 166 (19.21%) CSS
4 154 (17.82%) ASP.NET
5 94 (10.88%) ASP.NET Web API
6 91 (10.53%) .NET Framework
7 90 (10.42%) AngularJS
8 88 (10.19%) jQuery
9 71 (8.22%) ASP.NET MVC
10 62 (7.18%) HTML5
11 61 (7.06%) .NET Core
12 59 (6.83%) Web Services
13 56 (6.48%) React
13 56 (6.48%) REST
14 50 (5.79%) JSON
15 47 (5.44%) Entity Framework
16 41 (4.75%) RESTful
17 40 (4.63%) Spring
17 40 (4.63%) XML
18 35 (4.05%) ASP.NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 114 (13.19%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (3.94%) Mobile App
3 29 (3.36%) Greenfield Project
4 28 (3.24%) Data Centre
5 22 (2.55%) Public Cloud
6 21 (2.43%) Self-Motivation
6 21 (2.43%) User Experience
7 13 (1.50%) Management Information System
8 12 (1.39%) Data Structures
9 10 (1.16%) Virtual Team
10 9 (1.04%) Clustering
10 9 (1.04%) Linux Command Line
10 9 (1.04%) Replication
11 8 (0.93%) AS400
11 8 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
11 8 (0.93%) iSeries
12 7 (0.81%) Blog
13 6 (0.69%) Credit Risk
13 6 (0.69%) DataPower
13 6 (0.69%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 107 (12.38%) Windows
2 58 (6.71%) Linux
3 42 (4.86%) Unix
3 42 (4.86%) Windows Server
4 13 (1.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (1.04%) CentOS
6 8 (0.93%) Android
6 8 (0.93%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (0.81%) AIX
7 7 (0.81%) Apple iOS
8 5 (0.58%) HPUX
9 4 (0.46%) Windows 10
10 3 (0.35%) Ubuntu
10 3 (0.35%) Windows Server 2016
11 2 (0.23%) Solaris
11 2 (0.23%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.12%) MVS
12 1 (0.12%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 262 (30.32%) Agile Software Development
2 181 (20.95%) DevOps
3 165 (19.10%) Business Intelligence
4 147 (17.01%) MVC
5 101 (11.69%) Problem-Solving
6 87 (10.07%) ETL
7 83 (9.61%) Software Engineering
8 67 (7.75%) Analytics
9 65 (7.52%) Mentoring
10 63 (7.29%) Microservices
10 63 (7.29%) TDD
11 60 (6.94%) Test Automation
12 57 (6.60%) ITIL
13 54 (6.25%) Data Modelling
14 53 (6.13%) Migration
15 51 (5.90%) Web Development
16 50 (5.79%) Visualisation
17 48 (5.56%) Scrum
17 48 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
18 40 (4.63%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 276 (31.94%) C#
2 215 (24.88%) JavaScript
3 201 (23.26%) T-SQL
4 95 (11.00%) Python
5 87 (10.07%) PL/SQL
6 75 (8.68%) Java
7 60 (6.94%) PowerShell
8 39 (4.51%) TypeScript
9 36 (4.17%) PHP
10 30 (3.47%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 22 (2.55%) Shell Script
12 17 (1.97%) Ruby
13 15 (1.74%) Go
13 15 (1.74%) VB.NET
14 13 (1.50%) VB
15 12 (1.39%) R
16 11 (1.27%) VBA
17 10 (1.16%) Bash Shell
18 9 (1.04%) Perl
19 6 (0.69%) C++
Qualifications
1 51 (5.90%) Degree
2 18 (2.08%) Security Cleared
3 16 (1.85%) SC Cleared
4 15 (1.74%) ITIL Certification
5 14 (1.62%) Microsoft Certification
6 13 (1.50%) AWS Certification
7 12 (1.39%) Computer Science Degree
7 12 (1.39%) Oracle Certification
8 9 (1.04%) MCSA
8 9 (1.04%) OCA
8 9 (1.04%) OCP
9 8 (0.93%) DV Cleared
10 6 (0.69%) ISTQB
11 5 (0.58%) MCSE
12 3 (0.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 3 (0.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 2 (0.23%) HNC
13 2 (0.23%) MCP
13 2 (0.23%) Microsoft Certified Architect
14 1 (0.12%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (4.63%) Data Quality
2 34 (3.94%) QA
3 16 (1.85%) GDPR
4 6 (0.69%) SLA
5 5 (0.58%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.46%) GPG13
6 4 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.35%) PMO
8 1 (0.12%) Basel III
8 1 (0.12%) COREP
8 1 (0.12%) CRD IV
8 1 (0.12%) IFRS
8 1 (0.12%) ISO 26262
System Software
1 56 (6.48%) Docker
2 35 (4.05%) Active Directory
3 26 (3.01%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (2.08%) Hyper-V
5 10 (1.16%) HDFS
5 10 (1.16%) Oracle RAC
6 8 (0.93%) Virtual Servers
6 8 (0.93%) vSphere
7 5 (0.58%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 5 (0.58%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 4 (0.46%) XenApp
8 4 (0.46%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.12%) Apache Flume
9 1 (0.12%) Oracle Clusterware
9 1 (0.12%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.12%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 1 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 33 (3.82%) Kubernetes
2 32 (3.70%) Terraform
3 22 (2.55%) Ansible
4 12 (1.39%) Puppet
5 11 (1.27%) Data Guard
5 11 (1.27%) Oracle RMAN
6 10 (1.16%) Grafana
7 9 (1.04%) Graphite
7 9 (1.04%) Prometheus
8 7 (0.81%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 6 (0.69%) Failover Clustering
9 6 (0.69%) Microsoft Clustering
9 6 (0.69%) MIIS
9 6 (0.69%) Single Sign-On
10 5 (0.58%) Hadoop YARN
10 5 (0.58%) SCCM
11 4 (0.46%) Backup Exec
11 4 (0.46%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 4 (0.46%) Packer
12 3 (0.35%) Fluentd
Vendors
1 285 (32.99%) Microsoft
2 134 (15.51%) Oracle
3 37 (4.28%) VMware
4 24 (2.78%) Tableau
5 22 (2.55%) JDA
6 20 (2.31%) SAP
7 18 (2.08%) IBM
8 17 (1.97%) Databricks
9 14 (1.62%) Xamarin
10 13 (1.50%) Cloudera
11 12 (1.39%) Atlassian
12 11 (1.27%) Salesforce.com
13 9 (1.04%) Cisco
14 8 (0.93%) Citrix
14 8 (0.93%) Dell
14 8 (0.93%) Red Hat
15 7 (0.81%) Ab Initio
15 7 (0.81%) Ariba
15 7 (0.81%) Google
15 7 (0.81%) NetApp