Period
to 25 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for SQL Server 2016 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited SQL Server 2016 over the 6 months to 25 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server 2016
England > West Midlands
6 months to
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 216 189 339
Rank change year-on-year -27 +150 -
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2016 82 146 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.94% 1.47% 0.059%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.64% 4.86% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 74 138 4
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.41% -17.00% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £33,750 £33,000
90th Percentile £61,250 £57,875 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +17.65% -5.56% -21.74%

SQL Server 2016 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 the West Midlands with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 2,253 3,004 3,100
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 25.71% 30.20% 26.28%
Number of salaries quoted 1,829 2,633 2,577
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £27,250 £26,000 £22,750
90th Percentile £63,750 £60,000 £58,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +5.56%

SQL Server 2016
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing SQL Server 2016 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server 2016 in the West Midlands

SQL Server 2016
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SQL Server 2016 in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for SQL Server 2016 in the West Midlands

SQL Server 2016
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server 2016 in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 25 September 2018.

Salary histogram for SQL Server 2016 in the West Midlands

SQL Server 2016
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server 2016 within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 25 September 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
Birmingham -10 33 £49,250 +15.88% 7
Coventry +2 15 £42,500 +6.25% 2
Staffordshire +12 11 £42,500 - 5
Shropshire - 5 £45,000 - 1
Worcestershire +10 4 £35,000 +0.72% 1
Warwickshire -5 4 £47,500 +26.67% 1
West Bromwich +18 3 £45,500 -9.00%
Solihull +2 2 £46,000 +5.14%
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £37,500 - 1
Walsall - 1 £37,500 - 1
Dudley - 1 £52,500 -
Herefordshire - 1 - - 2
SQL Server 2016
England

For the 6 months to 25 September 2018, IT jobs citing SQL Server 2016 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for SQL Server 2016.

1 82 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 46 (56.10%) C#
3 45 (54.88%) .NET
4 44 (53.66%) Agile Software Development
5 40 (48.78%) MVC
5 40 (48.78%) ASP.NET
6 39 (47.56%) SQL
6 39 (47.56%) ASP.NET MVC
7 38 (46.34%) Web Application Development
7 38 (46.34%) ASP.NET MVC 5
8 33 (40.24%) TDD
9 28 (34.15%) KnockoutJS
10 27 (32.93%) JavaScript
11 25 (30.49%) SQL Server 2012
11 25 (30.49%) AngularJS
11 25 (30.49%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 23 (28.05%) RESTful
13 22 (26.83%) BDD
13 22 (26.83%) ASP.NET Web API
13 22 (26.83%) T-SQL
14 19 (23.17%) Finance
14 19 (23.17%) HTML
14 19 (23.17%) CSS
15 17 (20.73%) HTML5
15 17 (20.73%) CSS3
15 17 (20.73%) Windows
16 16 (19.51%) Microsoft
16 16 (19.51%) Scrum
16 16 (19.51%) Node.js
16 16 (19.51%) Dependency Injection

SQL Server 2016
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West 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 2 (2.44%) Confluence
1 2 (2.44%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (2.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.22%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.22%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 15 (18.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (9.76%) Office 365
3 4 (4.88%) SaaS
4 3 (3.66%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (2.44%) PaaS
6 1 (1.22%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (1.22%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (1.22%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (1.22%) IaaS
6 1 (1.22%) IBM Cloud
6 1 (1.22%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.44%) HTTPS
1 2 (2.44%) SAN
2 1 (1.22%) Broadband
2 1 (1.22%) DHCP
2 1 (1.22%) DNS
2 1 (1.22%) Firewall
2 1 (1.22%) Hyperconnected
2 1 (1.22%) Internet
2 1 (1.22%) LAN
2 1 (1.22%) NetScaler
2 1 (1.22%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.22%) VPN
2 1 (1.22%) WAN
2 1 (1.22%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 25 (30.49%) SQL Server 2012
3 13 (15.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 10 (12.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (9.76%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (8.54%) MongoDB
6 7 (8.54%) RavenDB
6 7 (8.54%) SQL Server 2014
7 6 (7.32%) NoSQL
7 6 (7.32%) Oracle Database
7 6 (7.32%) SQL Server 2008
7 6 (7.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (4.88%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 3 (3.66%) Azure SQL Database
9 3 (3.66%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 3 (3.66%) Power BI
9 3 (3.66%) Relational Database
10 2 (2.44%) MySQL
10 2 (2.44%) Oracle Database 12c
11 1 (1.22%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 8 (9.76%) Git (software)
2 7 (8.54%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 3 (3.66%) Visual Studio
4 2 (2.44%) Bitbucket
4 2 (2.44%) JIRA
4 2 (2.44%) TeamCity
4 2 (2.44%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (1.22%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 19 (23.17%) Finance
2 9 (10.98%) Advertising
3 4 (4.88%) Marketing
4 2 (2.44%) Financial Institution
4 2 (2.44%) Games
4 2 (2.44%) Retail
5 1 (1.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 49 (59.76%) Developer
2 39 (47.56%) .NET Developer
3 20 (24.39%) C# .NET Developer
3 20 (24.39%) C# Developer
4 18 (21.95%) ASP.NET Developer
4 18 (21.95%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
4 18 (21.95%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 17 (20.73%) DBA
6 16 (19.51%) SQL DBA
7 7 (8.54%) Administrator
7 7 (8.54%) Angular Developer
7 7 (8.54%) Azure Developer
7 7 (8.54%) SQL Developer
8 5 (6.10%) .NET Software Developer
8 5 (6.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (4.88%) .NET Development Manager
9 4 (4.88%) Development Manager
10 3 (3.66%) Oracle DBA
10 3 (3.66%) Senior Developer
10 3 (3.66%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (54.88%) .NET
2 40 (48.78%) ASP.NET
3 39 (47.56%) ASP.NET MVC
4 38 (46.34%) ASP.NET MVC 5
5 28 (34.15%) KnockoutJS
6 25 (30.49%) AngularJS
6 25 (30.49%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 23 (28.05%) RESTful
8 22 (26.83%) ASP.NET Web API
9 19 (23.17%) CSS
9 19 (23.17%) HTML
10 17 (20.73%) CSS3
10 17 (20.73%) HTML5
11 16 (19.51%) Node.js
11 16 (19.51%) WCF
12 10 (12.20%) Ninject
13 6 (7.32%) .NET Framework
14 5 (6.10%) Code First Entity Framework
14 5 (6.10%) Entity Framework
14 5 (6.10%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 11 (13.41%) Greenfield Project
2 10 (12.20%) Music Streaming
3 9 (10.98%) Digital TV
4 7 (8.54%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (7.32%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (7.32%) Clustering
6 2 (2.44%) Replication
7 1 (1.22%) BBC
7 1 (1.22%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.22%) Data Structures
7 1 (1.22%) Fintech
7 1 (1.22%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 17 (20.73%) Windows
2 11 (13.41%) Windows Server
3 5 (6.10%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (3.66%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (2.44%) Unix
6 1 (1.22%) Linux
6 1 (1.22%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (53.66%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (48.78%) MVC
3 38 (46.34%) Web Application Development
4 33 (40.24%) TDD
5 22 (26.83%) BDD
6 16 (19.51%) Dependency Injection
6 16 (19.51%) Scrum
7 10 (12.20%) Domain-Driven Design
7 10 (12.20%) Performance Tuning
8 9 (10.98%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 8 (9.76%) Kanban
10 6 (7.32%) Business Intelligence
10 6 (7.32%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (7.32%) ETL
10 6 (7.32%) High Availability
11 3 (3.66%) Analytics
11 3 (3.66%) CRM
11 3 (3.66%) Data Modelling
11 3 (3.66%) Project Management
11 3 (3.66%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 46 (56.10%) C#
2 39 (47.56%) SQL
3 27 (32.93%) JavaScript
4 22 (26.83%) T-SQL
5 6 (7.32%) Ruby
6 4 (4.88%) PowerShell
7 2 (2.44%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.22%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 1 (1.22%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.22%) VB
8 1 (1.22%) VB6
8 1 (1.22%) XAML
Qualifications
1 1 (1.22%) A+ Certification
1 1 (1.22%) Degree
1 1 (1.22%) MCSA
1 1 (1.22%) MCSE
1 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (12.20%) SLA
2 1 (1.22%) ISO 8583
2 1 (1.22%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (9.76%) vSphere
2 7 (8.54%) Active Directory
3 6 (7.32%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (6.10%) XenApp
5 4 (4.88%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (4.88%) XenDesktop
6 2 (2.44%) Hyper-V
6 2 (2.44%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (1.22%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (3.66%) Backup Exec
1 3 (3.66%) Failover Clustering
2 2 (2.44%) SCOM
2 2 (2.44%) SCVMM
3 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 16 (19.51%) Microsoft
2 8 (9.76%) Facebook
2 8 (9.76%) VMware
3 7 (8.54%) Citrix
4 6 (7.32%) Oracle
5 4 (4.88%) Veeam
6 3 (3.66%) Cisco
7 2 (2.44%) Cognos
7 2 (2.44%) Dell
7 2 (2.44%) EMC
7 2 (2.44%) HP
7 2 (2.44%) NetApp
7 2 (2.44%) Tableau
8 1 (1.22%) Apple
8 1 (1.22%) BMC
8 1 (1.22%) Remedy
8 1 (1.22%) Sage
8 1 (1.22%) ServiceNow
8 1 (1.22%) Sony
8 1 (1.22%) Symantec