Period
to 22 June 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire with a requirement for SQL Server skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited SQL Server over the 6 months to 22 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
West Midlands > Staffordshire
6 months to
22 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 5 5 5
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 -1
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 207 241 427
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 22.16% 25.40% 31.49%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 59.14% 62.11% 75.04%
Number of salaries quoted 186 221 425
Staffordshire median annual salary £38,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.33% - -6.25%
10th Percentile £21,500 £26,250 £22,900
90th Percentile £52,500 £46,000 £48,000
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -

SQL Server is in the Databases and Business Intelligence category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
Staffordshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 350 388 569
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 37.47% 40.89% 41.96%
Number of salaries quoted 279 334 518
Staffordshire median annual salary £38,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.33% - -
10th Percentile £21,500 £22,500 £22,850
90th Percentile £55,000 £56,250 £51,250
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

Job postings citing SQL Server as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server in Staffordshire

SQL Server
Salary Trend in Staffordshire

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

Salary trend for SQL Server in Staffordshire

SQL Server
Salary Histogram in Staffordshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in Staffordshire over the 6 months to 22 June 2018.

Salary histogram for SQL Server in Staffordshire

SQL Server
Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server within the Staffordshire region over the 6 months to 22 June 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
Stoke-on-Trent -1 100 £40,000 +2.56% 18
Tamworth -5 33 £37,500 +2.74% 4
Stafford +12 27 £37,500 -3.85% 7
Lichfield -2 13 £35,000 -9.68% 3
Burton-upon-Trent -18 5 £37,500 -9.09% 4
Cannock -2 4 £25,000 -35.90% 7
Burntwood - 1 £37,500 -
SQL Server
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 June 2018, IT jobs citing SQL Server 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 135 (65.22%) .NET
2 131 (63.29%) C#
3 117 (56.52%) SQL
4 96 (46.38%) JavaScript
5 86 (41.55%) MVC
6 81 (39.13%) CSS
7 76 (36.71%) HTML
8 72 (34.78%) Microsoft
9 69 (33.33%) ASP.NET
10 61 (29.47%) .NET Framework
11 55 (26.57%) Entity Framework
12 53 (25.60%) T-SQL
13 51 (24.64%) Windows
14 42 (20.29%) Agile Software Development
14 42 (20.29%) Finance
15 40 (19.32%) ASP.NET MVC
16 37 (17.87%) ASP.NET Web API
17 35 (16.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 33 (15.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 33 (15.94%) TDD
19 32 (15.46%) VB.NET
19 32 (15.46%) Business Intelligence
20 31 (14.98%) Microsoft Azure
20 31 (14.98%) Greenfield Project
21 30 (14.49%) Web Development
21 30 (14.49%) WCF
21 30 (14.49%) jQuery
22 29 (14.01%) Web Services
23 23 (11.11%) BDD
23 23 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008

SQL Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in Staffordshire 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 16 (7.73%) CMS
2 11 (5.31%) IIS
3 4 (1.93%) Umbraco
4 3 (1.45%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.97%) Confluence
5 2 (0.97%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.97%) Sitefinity
6 1 (0.48%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 14 (6.76%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (5.80%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (5.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (1.93%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.93%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (1.93%) Line 500
1 4 (1.93%) Sage X3
2 3 (1.45%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.97%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.48%) Sage 1000
Cloud Services
1 31 (14.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (6.76%) IaaS
2 14 (6.76%) PaaS
3 8 (3.86%) Office 365
4 6 (2.90%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (1.45%) Google Analytics
5 3 (1.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (0.48%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.38%) Internet
2 4 (1.93%) SMS
3 3 (1.45%) Cisco IOS
3 3 (1.45%) DNS
3 3 (1.45%) Firewall
3 3 (1.45%) SAN
3 3 (1.45%) SSH
3 3 (1.45%) VPN
4 2 (0.97%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.48%) DAB
5 1 (0.48%) Intranet
5 1 (0.48%) LAN
5 1 (0.48%) Skype
5 1 (0.48%) WAN
5 1 (0.48%) WebEx
5 1 (0.48%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (16.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 33 (15.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 23 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
4 20 (9.66%) SQL Server 2012
5 15 (7.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 13 (6.28%) SQL Server 2016
7 11 (5.31%) NoSQL
8 7 (3.38%) SQL Server 2005
9 6 (2.90%) Power BI
9 6 (2.90%) SQL Server 2000
10 5 (2.42%) Relational Database
11 4 (1.93%) Informix
11 4 (1.93%) MySQL
12 3 (1.45%) Amazon RDS
12 3 (1.45%) PostgreSQL
12 3 (1.45%) SQL Server 2014
13 2 (0.97%) Cosmos DB
13 2 (0.97%) Data Warehouse
13 2 (0.97%) OLTP
13 2 (0.97%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 13 (6.28%) MSI
1 13 (6.28%) Team Foundation Server
1 13 (6.28%) Visual Studio
1 13 (6.28%) WiX
2 11 (5.31%) Git (software)
3 6 (2.90%) JIRA
4 5 (2.42%) NUnit
4 5 (2.42%) Selenium
5 4 (1.93%) SpecFlow
6 3 (1.45%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.97%) AccuRev
7 2 (0.97%) Bitbucket
7 2 (0.97%) Moq
7 2 (0.97%) Subversion
8 1 (0.48%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.48%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (0.48%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 42 (20.29%) Finance
2 17 (8.21%) Retail
3 12 (5.80%) Games
4 6 (2.90%) Advertising
4 6 (2.90%) Banking
4 6 (2.90%) Marketing
5 4 (1.93%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.45%) Automotive
7 1 (0.48%) Back Office
7 1 (0.48%) Billing
Job Titles
1 143 (69.08%) Developer
2 56 (27.05%) C# Developer
3 49 (23.67%) .NET Developer
4 28 (13.53%) Analyst
4 28 (13.53%) Software Developer
4 28 (13.53%) SQL Developer
5 25 (12.08%) C# Software Developer
6 24 (11.59%) C# .NET Developer
7 22 (10.63%) Web Developer
8 16 (7.73%) ASP.NET Developer
8 16 (7.73%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 14 (6.76%) .NET Web Developer
9 14 (6.76%) Full Stack Developer
9 14 (6.76%) Senior Developer
10 13 (6.28%) C# Web Developer
10 13 (6.28%) Data Analyst
11 12 (5.80%) Graduate
12 11 (5.31%) Support Analyst
13 10 (4.83%) Administrator
13 10 (4.83%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 135 (65.22%) .NET
2 81 (39.13%) CSS
3 76 (36.71%) HTML
4 69 (33.33%) ASP.NET
5 61 (29.47%) .NET Framework
6 55 (26.57%) Entity Framework
7 40 (19.32%) ASP.NET MVC
8 37 (17.87%) ASP.NET Web API
9 30 (14.49%) jQuery
9 30 (14.49%) WCF
10 29 (14.01%) Web Services
11 23 (11.11%) AngularJS
12 19 (9.18%) WPF
13 17 (8.21%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 16 (7.73%) LINQ
14 16 (7.73%) SOAP
15 13 (6.28%) Dapper ORM
15 13 (6.28%) MFC
15 13 (6.28%) NHibernate
15 13 (6.28%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 31 (14.98%) Greenfield Project
2 17 (8.21%) Self-Motivation
3 12 (5.80%) Replication
4 8 (3.86%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (2.42%) Computer Science
6 4 (1.93%) Clustering
6 4 (1.93%) Driving Licence
7 3 (1.45%) Data Centre
7 3 (1.45%) Fintech
7 3 (1.45%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.45%) NHS
7 3 (1.45%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.48%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.48%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.48%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.48%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.48%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.48%) Social Media
8 1 (0.48%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 51 (24.64%) Windows
2 14 (6.76%) Windows Server
3 6 (2.90%) Linux
3 6 (2.90%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (2.90%) Windows Vista
3 6 (2.90%) Windows XP
4 4 (1.93%) Windows 7
5 3 (1.45%) CentOS
5 3 (1.45%) Mac OS X
5 3 (1.45%) Unix
5 3 (1.45%) Windows 10
5 3 (1.45%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (1.45%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.48%) Android
6 1 (0.48%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (41.55%) MVC
2 42 (20.29%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (15.94%) TDD
4 32 (15.46%) Business Intelligence
5 30 (14.49%) Web Development
6 23 (11.11%) BDD
7 20 (9.66%) Problem-Solving
8 17 (8.21%) CRM
9 13 (6.28%) Front End Development
10 12 (5.80%) User Acceptance Testing
11 11 (5.31%) OO
11 11 (5.31%) Software Engineering
11 11 (5.31%) Statistics
12 10 (4.83%) Performance Tuning
12 10 (4.83%) Test Automation
13 9 (4.35%) Migration
13 9 (4.35%) Web Application Development
14 8 (3.86%) ERP
15 7 (3.38%) ETL
15 7 (3.38%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 131 (63.29%) C#
2 117 (56.52%) SQL
3 96 (46.38%) JavaScript
4 53 (25.60%) T-SQL
5 32 (15.46%) VB.NET
6 13 (6.28%) VB
7 6 (2.90%) C++
8 5 (2.42%) PL/SQL
9 4 (1.93%) PowerShell
9 4 (1.93%) TypeScript
10 3 (1.45%) Ruby
10 3 (1.45%) XPath
11 2 (0.97%) Java
11 2 (0.97%) VB6
12 1 (0.48%) PHP
12 1 (0.48%) VBA
Qualifications
1 19 (9.18%) Degree
2 18 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (2.42%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (2.42%) MCSE
4 3 (1.45%) CCENT
4 3 (1.45%) CCNA
4 3 (1.45%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (1.45%) CompTIA Security+
4 3 (1.45%) ISEB
4 3 (1.45%) MCP
4 3 (1.45%) MCSA
5 2 (0.97%) ISTQB
5 2 (0.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.48%) MCDBA
6 1 (0.48%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.83%) SLA
2 4 (1.93%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.45%) QA
4 1 (0.48%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 20 (9.66%) Hyper-V
2 16 (7.73%) VMware ESXi
3 13 (6.28%) Microsoft App-V
4 11 (5.31%) Active Directory
5 3 (1.45%) Squid
6 1 (0.48%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (6.28%) SCCM
1 13 (6.28%) vCenter Server
2 3 (1.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.48%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 72 (34.78%) Microsoft
2 17 (8.21%) VMware
3 13 (6.28%) Google
4 9 (4.35%) Twitter
5 6 (2.90%) IDERA
6 5 (2.42%) Oracle
6 5 (2.42%) Sage
7 4 (1.93%) Cisco
8 3 (1.45%) Atlassian
8 3 (1.45%) BT
8 3 (1.45%) Tableau
9 2 (0.97%) Alteryx
9 2 (0.97%) Cognos
9 2 (0.97%) SAP
9 2 (0.97%) Xamarin
10 1 (0.48%) Apple
10 1 (0.48%) Bloomberg
10 1 (0.48%) Facebook
10 1 (0.48%) NetApp
10 1 (0.48%) TIBCO