Period
to 17 February 2019

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 17 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server 2016
England > West Midlands
6 months to
17 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 243 192 300
Rank change year-on-year -51 +108 +19
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2016 28 129 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.36% 1.31% 0.21%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.45% 4.62% 0.76%
Number of salaries quoted 21 113 18
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -15.79% +20.85%
10th Percentile £28,750 £32,500 £37,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,750 £58,125
England median annual salary £52,500 £42,500 £45,500
% change year-on-year +23.53% -6.59% -11.22%

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 1,925 2,790 2,884
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 24.72% 28.37% 27.91%
Number of salaries quoted 1,509 2,299 2,438
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +1.27%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £60,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -

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 17 February 2019.

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 17 February 2019. 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 -14 15 £47,500 -9.52% 3
Staffordshire +5 3 £37,500 -6.25% 4
Shropshire - 3 £35,000 - 2
West Bromwich +9 2 £30,500 -39.00% 1
Warwickshire +6 2 £43,750 -7.89% 1
Herefordshire -7 2 - -
Solihull +4 1 - -
SQL Server 2016
England

For the 6 months to 17 February 2019, 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 28 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 18 (64.29%) SQL
3 10 (35.71%) Windows
3 10 (35.71%) Microsoft
4 8 (28.57%) SQL Server 2014
5 7 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 7 (25.00%) vSphere
5 7 (25.00%) SLA
5 7 (25.00%) Active Directory
5 7 (25.00%) C#
6 6 (21.43%) T-SQL
6 6 (21.43%) .NET
6 6 (21.43%) Oracle
6 6 (21.43%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (21.43%) Finance
6 6 (21.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 6 (21.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (21.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (21.43%) Windows Server
7 5 (17.86%) Performance Tuning
7 5 (17.86%) ASP.NET Web API
7 5 (17.86%) Office 365
7 5 (17.86%) TDD
7 5 (17.86%) Microsoft Azure
7 5 (17.86%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (17.86%) VMware
7 5 (17.86%) Citrix

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 (7.14%) Apache
1 2 (7.14%) Elasticsearch
1 2 (7.14%) Tomcat
2 1 (3.57%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 5 (17.86%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (17.86%) Office 365
2 2 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (7.14%) GitHub
2 2 (7.14%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.14%) DHCP
1 2 (7.14%) DNS
1 2 (7.14%) LAN
1 2 (7.14%) OpenVPN
1 2 (7.14%) WAN
1 2 (7.14%) WLAN
2 1 (3.57%) SAN
2 1 (3.57%) SSH
2 1 (3.57%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.57%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (28.57%) SQL Server 2014
3 7 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (21.43%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (21.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 6 (21.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (21.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (14.29%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
5 4 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (10.71%) Azure SQL Database
6 3 (10.71%) HDInsight
6 3 (10.71%) Oracle Database
7 2 (7.14%) RDBMS
7 2 (7.14%) Redis
7 2 (7.14%) Relational Database
8 1 (3.57%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (3.57%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Cucumber
1 2 (7.14%) GitLab
1 2 (7.14%) Hudson
1 2 (7.14%) Jenkins
1 2 (7.14%) Maven
1 2 (7.14%) Selenium
1 2 (7.14%) Visual Studio
1 2 (7.14%) webpack
2 1 (3.57%) MSTest
2 1 (3.57%) NUnit
2 1 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (21.43%) Finance
2 2 (7.14%) Law
3 1 (3.57%) Advertising
3 1 (3.57%) Automotive
3 1 (3.57%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.57%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 9 (32.14%) DBA
2 8 (28.57%) SQL DBA
3 7 (25.00%) Developer
4 5 (17.86%) .NET Developer
5 4 (14.29%) Administrator
6 3 (10.71%) Consultant
6 3 (10.71%) Data Consultant
6 3 (10.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (10.71%) Junior
6 3 (10.71%) Junior DBA
6 3 (10.71%) Junior SQL DBA
7 2 (7.14%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 2 (7.14%) C# .NET Developer
7 2 (7.14%) C# Developer
7 2 (7.14%) IT Engineer
7 2 (7.14%) Senior DBA
7 2 (7.14%) Senior SQL DBA
8 1 (3.57%) Service Desk Analyst
8 1 (3.57%) SQL Server DBA
8 1 (3.57%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (21.43%) .NET
2 5 (17.86%) ASP.NET
2 5 (17.86%) ASP.NET Web API
3 4 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
3 4 (14.29%) RESTful
4 3 (10.71%) AngularJS
4 3 (10.71%) ASP.NET MVC 5
4 3 (10.71%) KnockoutJS
4 3 (10.71%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 2 (7.14%) Node.js
5 2 (7.14%) RabbitMQ
5 2 (7.14%) Redux
5 2 (7.14%) REST
5 2 (7.14%) Spring Boot
6 1 (3.57%) .NET Core
6 1 (3.57%) CSS3
6 1 (3.57%) HTML5
6 1 (3.57%) Ninject
6 1 (3.57%) React
6 1 (3.57%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 6 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (14.29%) Clustering
3 2 (7.14%) Replication
4 1 (3.57%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (3.57%) Fintech
4 1 (3.57%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (3.57%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 10 (35.71%) Windows
2 6 (21.43%) Windows Server
2 6 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (7.14%) Unix
3 2 (7.14%) Windows 10
3 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (3.57%) CentOS
4 1 (3.57%) Linux
4 1 (3.57%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (17.86%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (17.86%) Performance Tuning
2 5 (17.86%) TDD
3 4 (14.29%) BDD
3 4 (14.29%) Data Management
3 4 (14.29%) High Availability
3 4 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 4 (14.29%) MVC
3 4 (14.29%) Scrum
4 3 (10.71%) Analytics
4 3 (10.71%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (10.71%) Dependency Injection
4 3 (10.71%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (10.71%) Integration Testing
4 3 (10.71%) Web Application Development
5 2 (7.14%) Application Discovery
5 2 (7.14%) Functional Testing
5 2 (7.14%) Kanban
5 2 (7.14%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 18 (64.29%) SQL
2 7 (25.00%) C#
3 6 (21.43%) T-SQL
4 3 (10.71%) PowerShell
5 2 (7.14%) Java
5 2 (7.14%) PL/SQL
6 1 (3.57%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (7.14%) SC Cleared
1 2 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (25.00%) SLA
2 1 (3.57%) Data Quality
2 1 (3.57%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.57%) PMO
System Software
1 7 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 7 (25.00%) vSphere
2 4 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (10.71%) Squid
4 2 (7.14%) XenApp
4 2 (7.14%) XenDesktop
5 1 (3.57%) Hyper-V
5 1 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (7.14%) Ansible
1 2 (7.14%) Failover Clustering
1 2 (7.14%) Terraform
2 1 (3.57%) Backup Exec
2 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 10 (35.71%) Microsoft
2 6 (21.43%) Oracle
3 5 (17.86%) Citrix
3 5 (17.86%) VMware
4 2 (7.14%) Cisco
4 2 (7.14%) Facebook
4 2 (7.14%) Splunk
4 2 (7.14%) Veeam
5 1 (3.57%) EMC
5 1 (3.57%) HP
5 1 (3.57%) NetApp
5 1 (3.57%) Sage
5 1 (3.57%) Twitter
5 1 (3.57%) Xamarin