Period
to 16 August 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 16 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
16 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 10 12 4
Rank change year-on-year +2 -8 0
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 1583 1676 2235
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 15.83% 13.94% 20.17%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 52.89% 52.95% 63.42%
Number of salaries quoted 1432 1415 2124
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £56,250 £52,500 £52,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +1.19%

SQL Server is in the database and business intelligence skills category. The next 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 and business intelligence skills.

Database & Business Intelligence Skills
West Midlands
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 2993 3165 3524
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 29.92% 26.32% 31.81%
Number of salaries quoted 2628 2628 3060
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £23,175 £23,000
90th Percentile £58,750 £58,750 £56,250
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server in the West Midlands

SQL Server
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Salary trend for SQL Server in the West Midlands

SQL Server
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 16 August 2017.

Salary histogram for SQL Server in the West Midlands

SQL Server
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 within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 16 August 2017. 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 +2 551 £41,500 +10.67% 36
Staffordshire -1 244 £37,500 - 17
Coventry +8 235 £45,000 +12.50% 16
Warwickshire +2 229 £37,500 -11.76% 15
Worcestershire -9 85 £35,000 -6.67% 9
Solihull +10 63 £42,500 +13.33% 6
Shropshire -15 39 £51,250 +36.67% 1
Sutton Coldfield +2 20 £45,000 +76.47%
Walsall -2 18 £40,000 +5.26% 2
Halesowen -8 13 £31,250 -16.67% 4
Wolverhampton -10 12 £40,000 +6.67%
Herefordshire -11 12 £37,500 -11.76% 1
West Bromwich +4 10 £40,000 +15.94%
Dudley +11 5 £30,000 -25.00%
Stourbridge - 3 £45,000 - 1
Brierley Hill +1 1 £40,000 -5.88% 1
Smethwick - 1 - -
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 16 August 2017, IT jobs citing SQL Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 952 (60.14%) .NET
2 930 (58.75%) C#
3 822 (51.93%) SQL
4 589 (37.21%) Microsoft
5 565 (35.69%) ASP.NET
6 560 (35.38%) MVC
7 550 (34.74%) JavaScript
8 507 (32.03%) Agile Software Development
9 456 (28.81%) HTML
10 427 (26.97%) CSS
11 336 (21.23%) ASP.NET MVC
12 332 (20.97%) AngularJS
13 323 (20.40%) T-SQL
14 309 (19.52%) TDD
15 267 (16.87%) ASP.NET Web API
16 255 (16.11%) Business Intelligence
17 249 (15.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 233 (14.72%) Windows
18 233 (14.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 230 (14.53%) Microsoft Azure
20 227 (14.34%) jQuery
21 219 (13.83%) .NET Framework
22 203 (12.82%) SQL Server 2008
23 189 (11.94%) Web Development
24 177 (11.18%) Degree
25 165 (10.42%) Scrum
26 164 (10.36%) BDD
27 160 (10.11%) VB.NET
28 159 (10.04%) Finance
29 158 (9.98%) Oracle

SQL Server
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 91 (5.75%) IIS
2 66 (4.17%) SharePoint
3 41 (2.59%) CMS
4 26 (1.64%) BizTalk Server
5 22 (1.39%) MS Exchange
6 19 (1.20%) Tomcat
7 17 (1.07%) Apache
8 16 (1.01%) SAS
9 14 (0.88%) SharePoint 2013
10 13 (0.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 13 (0.82%) Sitecore CMS
10 13 (0.82%) Umbraco
11 12 (0.76%) Confluence
11 12 (0.76%) EPiServer
11 12 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2010
12 10 (0.63%) WebLogic
13 9 (0.57%) JBoss
14 8 (0.51%) WordPress
15 7 (0.44%) Documentum
15 7 (0.44%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 65 (4.11%) Microsoft Excel
2 58 (3.66%) Microsoft Office
3 16 (1.01%) SPSS
4 8 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.063%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.063%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.063%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 21 (1.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (0.88%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 12 (0.76%) Dynamics AX
4 7 (0.44%) Dynamics NAV
5 6 (0.38%) Oracle BPM
6 5 (0.32%) BPCS
7 4 (0.25%) assyst
7 4 (0.25%) Magento
8 2 (0.13%) NetSuite
9 1 (0.063%) Dynamics GP
9 1 (0.063%) Oracle Assets
9 1 (0.063%) Oracle EBS
9 1 (0.063%) Remedy ITSM
9 1 (0.063%) Sage 200
9 1 (0.063%) SAP Business One
9 1 (0.063%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 230 (14.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 61 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
3 35 (2.21%) SaaS
4 30 (1.90%) IaaS
4 30 (1.90%) PaaS
5 24 (1.52%) GitHub
6 21 (1.33%) Office 365
7 18 (1.14%) Azure Data Factory
8 14 (0.88%) Azure Machine Learning
8 14 (0.88%) Bluemix
8 14 (0.88%) IBM Cloud
9 12 (0.76%) Azure Active Directory
10 11 (0.69%) Amazon EC2
11 7 (0.44%) Dynamics 365
11 7 (0.44%) Google Analytics
12 3 (0.19%) Force.com
13 2 (0.13%) Google Play
14 1 (0.063%) CloudFront
14 1 (0.063%) Google Cloud Platform
14 1 (0.063%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 47 (2.97%) Internet
2 24 (1.52%) DNS
2 24 (1.52%) TCP/IP
3 22 (1.39%) LAN
4 20 (1.26%) DHCP
4 20 (1.26%) WAN
5 18 (1.14%) SAN
6 17 (1.07%) VPN
7 16 (1.01%) Firewall
8 14 (0.88%) Broadband
9 11 (0.69%) HTTP
10 9 (0.57%) NetScaler
10 9 (0.57%) Network Security
11 8 (0.51%) VoIP
11 8 (0.51%) Wi-Fi
12 6 (0.38%) Remote Desktop
12 6 (0.38%) Skype
12 6 (0.38%) VLAN
13 5 (0.32%) Extranet
13 5 (0.32%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 249 (15.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 233 (14.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 203 (12.82%) SQL Server 2008
4 141 (8.91%) SQL Server 2016
5 139 (8.78%) MySQL
6 132 (8.34%) SQL Server 2014
7 124 (7.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 119 (7.52%) Data Warehouse
8 119 (7.52%) NoSQL
9 109 (6.89%) SQL Server 2012
10 85 (5.37%) Relational Database
11 76 (4.80%) Power BI
12 73 (4.61%) SQL Server 2005
13 71 (4.49%) MongoDB
14 41 (2.59%) QlikView
15 34 (2.15%) Big Data
15 34 (2.15%) RDBMS
16 28 (1.77%) Oracle Database
17 23 (1.45%) DB2
18 17 (1.07%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 154 (9.73%) Visual Studio
2 133 (8.40%) Team Foundation Server
3 121 (7.64%) Git (software)
4 37 (2.34%) Subversion
4 37 (2.34%) TeamCity
5 28 (1.77%) NUnit
5 28 (1.77%) Selenium
6 27 (1.71%) Octopus Deploy
7 24 (1.52%) JIRA
8 23 (1.45%) JUnit
9 20 (1.26%) Jenkins
10 17 (1.07%) WebDriver
11 16 (1.01%) Moq
11 16 (1.01%) MSTest
12 15 (0.95%) NuGet
12 15 (0.95%) TestNG
13 14 (0.88%) Rhino Mocks
13 14 (0.88%) SpecFlow
14 13 (0.82%) JSUnit
14 13 (0.82%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 159 (10.04%) Finance
2 78 (4.93%) Retail
3 47 (2.97%) Marketing
4 43 (2.72%) Legal
5 41 (2.59%) Automotive
6 37 (2.34%) Games
7 34 (2.15%) Advertising
8 25 (1.58%) Electronics
9 24 (1.52%) Telecoms
10 17 (1.07%) Back Office
10 17 (1.07%) Music Industry
11 14 (0.88%) Law
11 14 (0.88%) Manufacturing
12 12 (0.76%) Publishing
13 8 (0.51%) Banking
14 2 (0.13%) Financial Institution
14 2 (0.13%) French Language
14 2 (0.13%) Multimedia
15 1 (0.063%) German Language
Job Titles
1 1026 (64.81%) Developer
2 500 (31.59%) .NET Developer
3 398 (25.14%) C# Developer
4 268 (16.93%) C# .NET Developer
5 202 (12.76%) SQL Developer
6 190 (12.00%) Software Developer
7 174 (10.99%) ASP.NET Developer
8 167 (10.55%) Senior Developer
9 165 (10.42%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 143 (9.03%) Analyst
11 115 (7.26%) C# Software Developer
12 110 (6.95%) DBA
13 103 (6.51%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
14 99 (6.25%) .NET Software Developer
15 89 (5.62%) SQL DBA
16 86 (5.43%) Web Developer
17 85 (5.37%) Business Intelligence Developer
18 75 (4.74%) Junior
19 71 (4.49%) Senior C# Developer
20 66 (4.17%) Graduate
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 952 (60.14%) .NET
2 565 (35.69%) ASP.NET
3 456 (28.81%) HTML
4 427 (26.97%) CSS
5 336 (21.23%) ASP.NET MVC
6 332 (20.97%) AngularJS
7 267 (16.87%) ASP.NET Web API
8 227 (14.34%) jQuery
9 219 (13.83%) .NET Framework
10 146 (9.22%) WCF
11 145 (9.16%) Web Services
12 144 (9.10%) Entity Framework
13 138 (8.72%) RESTful
14 136 (8.59%) Node.js
14 136 (8.59%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 122 (7.71%) HTML5
16 120 (7.58%) XML
17 115 (7.26%) ASP.NET MVC 5
18 114 (7.20%) WPF
19 113 (7.14%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 124 (7.83%) Analytical Skills
2 89 (5.62%) Greenfield Project
3 83 (5.24%) Computer Science
4 49 (3.10%) Replication
5 45 (2.84%) Mobile App
6 31 (1.96%) User Experience
7 28 (1.77%) Algorithms
8 26 (1.64%) Clustering
9 23 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
10 22 (1.39%) Data Centre
11 20 (1.26%) Digital TV
11 20 (1.26%) iPad
12 17 (1.07%) Management Information System
13 15 (0.95%) Online Games
14 14 (0.88%) EPoS
14 14 (0.88%) Virtual Team
15 12 (0.76%) Mainframe
16 10 (0.63%) BBC
16 10 (0.63%) Mobile Games
16 10 (0.63%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 233 (14.72%) Windows
2 124 (7.83%) Windows Server
3 62 (3.92%) Linux
4 54 (3.41%) Windows Server 2008
5 50 (3.16%) Windows Server 2012
6 34 (2.15%) Android
6 34 (2.15%) Apple iOS
7 27 (1.71%) Unix
8 21 (1.33%) Windows 7
9 9 (0.57%) Windows 10
9 9 (0.57%) Windows Phone
10 7 (0.44%) Windows Mobile
10 7 (0.44%) Windows Phone 8
11 5 (0.32%) Windows 8
12 4 (0.25%) AIX
13 2 (0.13%) VyOS
13 2 (0.13%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (0.13%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.063%) SUSE
14 1 (0.063%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 560 (35.38%) MVC
2 507 (32.03%) Agile Software Development
3 309 (19.52%) TDD
4 255 (16.11%) Business Intelligence
5 189 (11.94%) Web Development
6 165 (10.42%) Scrum
7 164 (10.36%) BDD
8 132 (8.34%) OO
9 128 (8.09%) Mentoring
10 125 (7.90%) Web Application Development
11 107 (6.76%) ETL
12 105 (6.63%) Continuous Integration
13 102 (6.44%) SDLC
13 102 (6.44%) Software Engineering
14 96 (6.06%) ITIL
15 87 (5.50%) Test Automation
16 77 (4.86%) Project Management
17 76 (4.80%) SOLID
18 69 (4.36%) Performance Tuning
19 67 (4.23%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 930 (58.75%) C#
2 822 (51.93%) SQL
3 550 (34.74%) JavaScript
4 323 (20.40%) T-SQL
5 160 (10.11%) VB.NET
6 114 (7.20%) Java
7 65 (4.11%) Ruby
8 59 (3.73%) PowerShell
9 54 (3.41%) VB
10 49 (3.10%) PHP
11 26 (1.64%) C++
12 22 (1.39%) XPath
13 21 (1.33%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 21 (1.33%) Python
14 17 (1.07%) F#
15 14 (0.88%) R
16 13 (0.82%) C
16 13 (0.82%) VBA
17 11 (0.69%) Bash Shell
18 9 (0.57%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 177 (11.18%) Degree
2 68 (4.30%) Microsoft Certification
3 63 (3.98%) Computer Science Degree
4 31 (1.96%) ISEB
5 16 (1.01%) Security Cleared
6 14 (0.88%) HND
7 13 (0.82%) GNVQ
8 11 (0.69%) ISTQB
8 11 (0.69%) MCSD
8 11 (0.69%) MCSE
9 10 (0.63%) PMI Certification
9 10 (0.63%) PMP
10 9 (0.57%) MCSA
11 7 (0.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 7 (0.44%) Six Sigma Black Belt
12 6 (0.38%) MCPD
12 6 (0.38%) SC Cleared
13 5 (0.32%) Numerate Degree
14 4 (0.25%) MCTS
14 4 (0.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (3.47%) QA
2 31 (1.96%) SLA
3 11 (0.69%) Data Quality
4 9 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (0.44%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.13%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.063%) PMO
System Software
1 61 (3.85%) Active Directory
2 37 (2.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (1.39%) Virtual Machines
4 21 (1.33%) Hyper-V
5 11 (0.69%) Docker
6 9 (0.57%) Microsoft App-V
6 9 (0.57%) Terminal Server
7 6 (0.38%) vSphere
8 4 (0.25%) VMware Workstation
9 3 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.19%) XenApp
10 2 (0.13%) vCloud
10 2 (0.13%) XenServer
11 1 (0.063%) Xen
Systems Management
1 26 (1.64%) SCOM
2 22 (1.39%) Puppet
3 11 (0.69%) Ansible
4 10 (0.63%) SCCM
4 10 (0.63%) SCVMM
5 7 (0.44%) Failover Clustering
5 7 (0.44%) Nagios
5 7 (0.44%) ZABBIX
6 6 (0.38%) Kibana
7 5 (0.32%) Business Desktop Deployment
7 5 (0.32%) NetBackup
7 5 (0.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 4 (0.25%) Marathon
8 4 (0.25%) SCOrch
9 3 (0.19%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (0.19%) WSUS
10 2 (0.13%) Microsoft Clustering
10 2 (0.13%) vCenter Server
10 2 (0.13%) vMotion
11 1 (0.063%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 589 (37.21%) Microsoft
2 158 (9.98%) Oracle
3 65 (4.11%) IBM
4 49 (3.10%) VMware
5 44 (2.78%) Tableau
6 40 (2.53%) Cognos
7 31 (1.96%) Google
8 30 (1.90%) SAP
9 25 (1.58%) Xamarin
10 21 (1.33%) BMC
10 21 (1.33%) Cisco
11 20 (1.26%) EMC
12 17 (1.07%) HP
13 16 (1.01%) Citrix
14 15 (0.95%) NetApp
15 13 (0.82%) Sitecore
16 12 (0.76%) iManage
17 11 (0.69%) Informatica
18 10 (0.63%) Atlassian
18 10 (0.63%) Juniper