Period
to 16 October 2018

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 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 11 12 11
Rank change year-on-year +1 -1 -7
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 1,099 1,535 1,729
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 12.76% 15.49% 14.76%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 49.33% 51.86% 55.20%
Number of salaries quoted 955 1,372 1,451
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £26,550 £26,250 £23,000
90th Percentile £57,500 £57,500 £52,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 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 2,228 2,960 3,132
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 25.86% 29.87% 26.74%
Number of salaries quoted 1,803 2,589 2,602
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £27,000 £26,000 £22,750
90th Percentile £63,750 £60,000 £58,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +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 October 2018.

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 October 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 -7 368 £42,500 - 75
Staffordshire +3 212 £37,500 - 77
Coventry -4 149 £42,500 - 37
Warwickshire -6 80 £42,500 +16.44% 18
Sutton Coldfield -5 54 £40,000 -11.11% 6
Worcestershire -1 48 £32,500 -1.52% 12
Shropshire +22 45 £37,500 -21.05% 12
Solihull -8 38 £50,000 +17.65% 18
Walsall +1 17 £32,500 -18.75% 9
Dudley -9 14 £34,000 +13.33%
Wolverhampton +10 11 £39,500 -1.25% 6
Herefordshire 0 8 £90,000 +140.00% 3
Brierley Hill +2 3 £35,000 -12.50% 1
West Bromwich +4 2 £51,000 +2.00% 1
Tipton - 2 £35,500 -
Kingswinford - 1 - -
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 16 October 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 566 (51.50%) SQL
2 532 (48.41%) C#
3 485 (44.13%) .NET
4 419 (38.13%) Microsoft
5 355 (32.30%) JavaScript
6 351 (31.94%) Agile Software Development
7 306 (27.84%) MVC
8 284 (25.84%) HTML
9 273 (24.84%) ASP.NET
10 270 (24.57%) CSS
11 264 (24.02%) Windows
12 226 (20.56%) T-SQL
13 225 (20.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 203 (18.47%) Microsoft Azure
15 200 (18.20%) Finance
16 188 (17.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 175 (15.92%) AngularJS
18 170 (15.47%) Business Intelligence
19 162 (14.74%) ASP.NET MVC
20 150 (13.65%) TDD
21 142 (12.92%) Windows Server
22 139 (12.65%) Scrum
23 130 (11.83%) ASP.NET Web API
24 120 (10.92%) .NET Framework
25 112 (10.19%) VB.NET
26 111 (10.10%) Active Directory
27 110 (10.01%) Problem-Solving
28 109 (9.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
29 107 (9.74%) Web Development
30 104 (9.46%) Visual Studio

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 58 (5.28%) CMS
2 41 (3.73%) SharePoint
3 34 (3.09%) Umbraco
4 32 (2.91%) IIS
5 26 (2.37%) Elasticsearch
6 24 (2.18%) MS Exchange
7 20 (1.82%) BizTalk Server
8 17 (1.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 15 (1.36%) Confluence
10 11 (1.00%) JBoss
10 11 (1.00%) WebLogic
11 7 (0.64%) Apache
12 6 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2010
12 6 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2013
13 5 (0.45%) Cloud Foundry
14 4 (0.36%) SAS
14 4 (0.36%) Tomcat
14 4 (0.36%) WebSphere
15 3 (0.27%) NetWeaver
15 3 (0.27%) OpenEdge
Applications
1 69 (6.28%) Microsoft Excel
2 55 (5.00%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (1.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (0.82%) Photoshop
5 7 (0.64%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 5 (0.45%) Maya
7 3 (0.27%) Fireworks
7 3 (0.27%) Moqups
8 1 (0.091%) Microsoft Project
8 1 (0.091%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.091%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 20 (1.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (1.46%) Dynamics AX
3 15 (1.36%) FastStats
4 9 (0.82%) Dynamics NAV
5 6 (0.55%) Line 500
5 6 (0.55%) Sage X3
6 4 (0.36%) Oracle BPM
7 3 (0.27%) Sage 1000
8 2 (0.18%) Exstream
8 2 (0.18%) Sage 200
8 2 (0.18%) SAP ERP
8 2 (0.18%) SAP MII
8 2 (0.18%) SAP S/4HANA
9 1 (0.091%) assyst
9 1 (0.091%) Magento
9 1 (0.091%) NetSuite
9 1 (0.091%) Payment Gateway
9 1 (0.091%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 203 (18.47%) Microsoft Azure
2 66 (6.01%) Amazon AWS
2 66 (6.01%) Office 365
3 29 (2.64%) SaaS
4 22 (2.00%) IaaS
5 20 (1.82%) PaaS
6 12 (1.09%) Cloud Computing
6 12 (1.09%) Google Cloud Platform
7 11 (1.00%) Serverless
8 8 (0.73%) GitHub
8 8 (0.73%) Google Analytics
9 6 (0.55%) Azure Data Factory
9 6 (0.55%) Dynamics 365
9 6 (0.55%) Heroku
10 4 (0.36%) BrowserStack
11 3 (0.27%) npm
11 3 (0.27%) NuGet
12 2 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
13 1 (0.091%) CloudFront
13 1 (0.091%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 40 (3.64%) Network Security
2 37 (3.37%) Firewall
3 35 (3.18%) LAN
4 34 (3.09%) WAN
5 33 (3.00%) DNS
6 29 (2.64%) SAN
6 29 (2.64%) SSL
7 25 (2.27%) Internet
7 25 (2.27%) TCP/IP
8 22 (2.00%) DHCP
9 16 (1.46%) HTTP
10 14 (1.27%) IPsec
11 12 (1.09%) VPN
12 11 (1.00%) FTP
12 11 (1.00%) VoIP
13 9 (0.82%) Cisco ASA
13 9 (0.82%) SSH
14 7 (0.64%) Cisco IOS
15 6 (0.55%) Extranet
16 4 (0.36%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 225 (20.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 188 (17.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 109 (9.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 96 (8.74%) NoSQL
5 93 (8.46%) SQL Server 2012
6 75 (6.82%) Data Warehouse
7 73 (6.64%) Power BI
8 72 (6.55%) Relational Database
9 66 (6.01%) SQL Server 2008
10 60 (5.46%) SQL Server 2016
11 43 (3.91%) MongoDB
12 40 (3.64%) SQL Server 2014
13 39 (3.55%) MySQL
14 32 (2.91%) Oracle Database
15 25 (2.27%) DB2
16 19 (1.73%) SQL Server 2005
17 15 (1.36%) Crystal Reports
17 15 (1.36%) RDBMS
18 14 (1.27%) MS Access
18 14 (1.27%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 104 (9.46%) Visual Studio
2 93 (8.46%) Team Foundation Server
3 63 (5.73%) Git (software)
4 26 (2.37%) JIRA
5 25 (2.27%) Visual Studio Team System
6 23 (2.09%) TeamCity
7 19 (1.73%) Selenium
8 16 (1.46%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 15 (1.36%) Jenkins
9 15 (1.36%) Subversion
10 13 (1.18%) Octopus Deploy
11 11 (1.00%) Maven
11 11 (1.00%) SpecFlow
12 9 (0.82%) Bitbucket
13 8 (0.73%) NUnit
14 7 (0.64%) Jasmine
15 6 (0.55%) Oracle APEX
16 5 (0.45%) ReSharper
16 5 (0.45%) TestNG
16 5 (0.45%) WebDriver
General
1 200 (18.20%) Finance
2 64 (5.82%) Retail
3 39 (3.55%) Manufacturing
4 35 (3.18%) Advertising
5 32 (2.91%) Automotive
6 24 (2.18%) Marketing
7 16 (1.46%) Banking
8 15 (1.36%) Games
9 9 (0.82%) Legal
10 7 (0.64%) Telecoms
11 6 (0.55%) Law
12 3 (0.27%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.27%) General Ledger
13 2 (0.18%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.091%) Back Office
14 1 (0.091%) Digital Economy
14 1 (0.091%) French Language
14 1 (0.091%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.091%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 593 (53.96%) Developer
2 222 (20.20%) .NET Developer
3 202 (18.38%) C# Developer
4 128 (11.65%) Analyst
5 119 (10.83%) C# .NET Developer
6 93 (8.46%) Software Developer
7 92 (8.37%) DBA
8 80 (7.28%) SQL Developer
9 74 (6.73%) Architect
10 72 (6.55%) Senior Developer
11 69 (6.28%) ASP.NET Developer
11 69 (6.28%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 66 (6.01%) SQL DBA
13 61 (5.55%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 53 (4.82%) Web Developer
15 52 (4.73%) Support Analyst
16 49 (4.46%) Full Stack Developer
17 48 (4.37%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
18 42 (3.82%) C# Software Developer
19 39 (3.55%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 485 (44.13%) .NET
2 284 (25.84%) HTML
3 273 (24.84%) ASP.NET
4 270 (24.57%) CSS
5 175 (15.92%) AngularJS
6 162 (14.74%) ASP.NET MVC
7 130 (11.83%) ASP.NET Web API
8 120 (10.92%) .NET Framework
9 102 (9.28%) jQuery
10 100 (9.10%) Web Services
11 90 (8.19%) Entity Framework
12 88 (8.01%) HTML5
13 83 (7.55%) XML
14 78 (7.10%) CSS3
15 63 (5.73%) WCF
16 56 (5.10%) KnockoutJS
16 56 (5.10%) React
17 51 (4.64%) RESTful
18 50 (4.55%) SOAP
18 50 (4.55%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 76 (6.92%) Analytical Skills
2 53 (4.82%) Management Information System
3 52 (4.73%) Greenfield Project
4 38 (3.46%) Self-Motivation
5 27 (2.46%) Driving Licence
6 26 (2.37%) Computer Science
6 26 (2.37%) Mobile App
7 24 (2.18%) User Experience
8 21 (1.91%) Replication
9 17 (1.55%) Clustering
9 17 (1.55%) Data Centre
9 17 (1.55%) Enterprise Software
10 14 (1.27%) SCADA
11 12 (1.09%) Data Structures
11 12 (1.09%) Fintech
12 11 (1.00%) NHS
13 9 (0.82%) Algorithms
14 6 (0.55%) Analytical Mindset
14 6 (0.55%) Music Streaming
14 6 (0.55%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 264 (24.02%) Windows
2 142 (12.92%) Windows Server
3 71 (6.46%) Linux
4 53 (4.82%) Windows Server 2012
5 52 (4.73%) Windows Server 2008
6 38 (3.46%) Unix
7 25 (2.27%) Windows 7
8 24 (2.18%) Windows 8
9 17 (1.55%) Windows Server 2003
10 16 (1.46%) Windows 10
11 13 (1.18%) Android
12 9 (0.82%) Apple iOS
13 7 (0.64%) Mac OS
13 7 (0.64%) SUSE
13 7 (0.64%) Ubuntu
14 6 (0.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 4 (0.36%) CentOS
16 3 (0.27%) HPUX
17 2 (0.18%) Windows Vista
17 2 (0.18%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 351 (31.94%) Agile Software Development
2 306 (27.84%) MVC
3 170 (15.47%) Business Intelligence
4 150 (13.65%) TDD
5 139 (12.65%) Scrum
6 110 (10.01%) Problem-Solving
7 107 (9.74%) Web Development
8 89 (8.10%) ETL
9 75 (6.82%) OO
10 70 (6.37%) ITIL
10 70 (6.37%) Project Management
11 68 (6.19%) BDD
11 68 (6.19%) CRM
12 65 (5.91%) Software Engineering
13 64 (5.82%) Continuous Integration
14 55 (5.00%) SDLC
15 52 (4.73%) ERP
16 51 (4.64%) Mentoring
17 50 (4.55%) Microservices
17 50 (4.55%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 566 (51.50%) SQL
2 532 (48.41%) C#
3 355 (32.30%) JavaScript
4 226 (20.56%) T-SQL
5 112 (10.19%) VB.NET
6 69 (6.28%) Java
7 46 (4.19%) PowerShell
8 33 (3.00%) VB
9 28 (2.55%) Python
10 26 (2.37%) PHP
11 22 (2.00%) C++
12 18 (1.64%) C
12 18 (1.64%) PL/SQL
13 16 (1.46%) TypeScript
14 14 (1.27%) VBA
15 13 (1.18%) VB6
16 10 (0.91%) VBScript
17 8 (0.73%) XPath
18 7 (0.64%) Ruby
18 7 (0.64%) X++
Qualifications
1 75 (6.82%) Degree
2 63 (5.73%) Microsoft Certification
3 32 (2.91%) Security Cleared
4 31 (2.82%) MCSE
5 24 (2.18%) MCP
6 17 (1.55%) Computer Science Degree
7 13 (1.18%) ISEB
8 8 (0.73%) ITIL Certification
9 7 (0.64%) CCNA
9 7 (0.64%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (0.45%) APMP
10 5 (0.45%) DBS Check
10 5 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 4 (0.36%) DV Cleared
11 4 (0.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 4 (0.36%) MCITP
12 3 (0.27%) ACCA
12 3 (0.27%) CIMA
12 3 (0.27%) HND
12 3 (0.27%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (3.18%) GDPR
2 32 (2.91%) SLA
3 20 (1.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 17 (1.55%) QA
5 11 (1.00%) COBIT
6 8 (0.73%) Data Quality
6 8 (0.73%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.27%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (0.18%) PMO
9 1 (0.091%) ISO 8583
9 1 (0.091%) WCAG
System Software
1 111 (10.10%) Active Directory
2 75 (6.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 49 (4.46%) Hyper-V
4 31 (2.82%) VMware ESXi
5 18 (1.64%) Docker
6 11 (1.00%) XenServer
7 10 (0.91%) vSphere
8 7 (0.64%) Virtual Machines
9 5 (0.45%) HDFS
10 4 (0.36%) Oracle RAC
10 4 (0.36%) XenApp
11 3 (0.27%) Virtual Desktop
12 2 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
13 1 (0.091%) Xen
13 1 (0.091%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 26 (2.37%) SCCM
2 13 (1.18%) SCOM
3 11 (1.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 10 (0.91%) WSUS
5 8 (0.73%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 7 (0.64%) Oracle RMAN
7 5 (0.45%) Backup Exec
8 4 (0.36%) Ansible
8 4 (0.36%) Failover Clustering
8 4 (0.36%) Grafana
8 4 (0.36%) Kubernetes
8 4 (0.36%) Single Sign-On
9 3 (0.27%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 3 (0.27%) Kibana
9 3 (0.27%) logstash
9 3 (0.27%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (0.27%) Puppet
9 3 (0.27%) vCenter Server
10 2 (0.18%) Tivoli
10 2 (0.18%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 419 (38.13%) Microsoft
2 102 (9.28%) Oracle
3 98 (8.92%) VMware
4 42 (3.82%) Cisco
5 41 (3.73%) Citrix
5 41 (3.73%) Tableau
6 26 (2.37%) Google
7 25 (2.27%) Xamarin
8 23 (2.09%) SAP
9 22 (2.00%) Cognos
10 20 (1.82%) Alteryx
11 19 (1.73%) HP
12 14 (1.27%) Sage
13 13 (1.18%) NetApp
14 11 (1.00%) Sybase
15 10 (0.91%) 3PAR
16 9 (0.82%) Facebook
16 9 (0.82%) Twitter
17 8 (0.73%) Atlassian
17 8 (0.73%) Veeam