Period
to 6 April 2020

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 6 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
6 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 12 13 9
Rank change year-on-year +1 -4 +3
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 680 985 1,428
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands 11.15% 12.37% 14.48%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 43.76% 49.87% 53.54%
Number of salaries quoted 645 874 1,327
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,163 £27,500
90th Percentile £61,250 £60,000 £58,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +4.17% +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 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 1,554 1,975 2,667
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 25.48% 24.80% 27.05%
Number of salaries quoted 1,367 1,529 2,166
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,125
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +5.92% +0.31%
10th Percentile £29,000 £26,250 £26,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £60,750
England median annual salary £53,931 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.73% +5.00% +5.26%

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing SQL Server as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing SQL Server in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 6 April 2020.

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 6 April 2020. 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 +7 221 £45,000 - 37
Coventry 0 104 £48,300 +13.65% 12
Staffordshire -2 88 £40,000 +6.67% 33
Walsall +3 63 £40,000 +6.67% 3
Warwickshire -22 50 £45,000 +9.76% 18
Worcestershire -4 45 £45,000 +28.57% 11
Herefordshire +14 30 £52,500 +2.44% 6
Shropshire +37 21 £37,500 -16.67% 4
Solihull -24 20 £42,500 -15.00% 11
Wolverhampton +4 12 £52,500 +40.00% 8
Sutton Coldfield +2 11 £41,250 +13.79% 5
West Bromwich -6 7 £40,000 +30.08%
Dudley +1 1 £32,500 -
Stourbridge 0 1 £55,000 +115.69%
Brierley Hill - 1 £32,500 -
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 6 April 2020, 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.

1 354 (52.06%) SQL
2 314 (46.18%) Microsoft
3 288 (42.35%) C#
4 278 (40.88%) .NET
5 226 (33.24%) Azure
6 183 (26.91%) Windows
7 179 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
8 157 (23.09%) JavaScript
9 155 (22.79%) ASP.NET
10 143 (21.03%) MVC
11 136 (20.00%) T-SQL
12 130 (19.12%) CSS
13 126 (18.53%) DevOps
14 118 (17.35%) HTML
15 106 (15.59%) Business Intelligence
16 104 (15.29%) Active Directory
17 102 (15.00%) ASP.NET Web API
18 101 (14.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 91 (13.38%) Problem-Solving
20 90 (13.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
21 89 (13.09%) Data Warehouse
22 87 (12.79%) Oracle
23 85 (12.50%) .NET Framework
24 83 (12.21%) Finance
25 80 (11.76%) ITIL
26 78 (11.47%) VMware
26 78 (11.47%) Analytical Skills
27 76 (11.18%) ASP.NET MVC
28 75 (11.03%) Relational Database
29 73 (10.74%) Java

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 38 (5.59%) SharePoint
2 32 (4.71%) IIS
3 24 (3.53%) BizTalk Server
4 19 (2.79%) Confluence
5 18 (2.65%) MS Exchange
6 15 (2.21%) WebSphere
7 12 (1.76%) Apache
7 12 (1.76%) Elasticsearch
8 10 (1.47%) CMS
9 8 (1.18%) Tomcat
10 7 (1.03%) Umbraco
11 6 (0.88%) NetWeaver
12 5 (0.74%) ArcGIS
12 5 (0.74%) SAS
13 4 (0.59%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 4 (0.59%) FileNet
13 4 (0.59%) Skype for Business
13 4 (0.59%) WebLogic
14 3 (0.44%) JBoss
14 3 (0.44%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 15 (2.21%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (1.91%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (1.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.29%) Chatbot
4 2 (0.29%) Windchill
5 1 (0.15%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 13 (1.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.03%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (0.88%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.15%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.15%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.15%) Sage 1000
Cloud Services
1 226 (33.24%) Azure
2 67 (9.85%) Power Platform
3 66 (9.71%) AWS
4 31 (4.56%) Dynamics 365
5 28 (4.12%) Office 365
6 20 (2.94%) Azure Data Factory
7 15 (2.21%) Azure Active Directory
8 14 (2.06%) PaaS
9 12 (1.76%) IaaS
10 10 (1.47%) GitHub
11 9 (1.32%) SaaS
12 8 (1.18%) Amazon EC2
12 8 (1.18%) GCP
13 7 (1.03%) PowerApps
14 6 (0.88%) AWS CloudFormation
14 6 (0.88%) Microsoft Flow
14 6 (0.88%) Serverless
15 5 (0.74%) Amazon S3
15 5 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
16 4 (0.59%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 24 (3.53%) DNS
2 21 (3.09%) Internet
3 20 (2.94%) DHCP
4 18 (2.65%) Firewall
5 16 (2.35%) SAN
6 14 (2.06%) TCP/IP
7 13 (1.91%) LAN
8 12 (1.76%) VPN
8 12 (1.76%) WAN
9 11 (1.62%) PuTTY
10 7 (1.03%) VLAN
11 5 (0.74%) SSL
12 4 (0.59%) Intranet
12 4 (0.59%) VoIP
12 4 (0.59%) Wireless
13 2 (0.29%) iSCSI
13 2 (0.29%) NetScaler
13 2 (0.29%) Network Security
13 2 (0.29%) Nortel Meridian
13 2 (0.29%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 101 (14.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 90 (13.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 89 (13.09%) Data Warehouse
4 75 (11.03%) Relational Database
5 64 (9.41%) Power BI
6 49 (7.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 38 (5.59%) MySQL
8 27 (3.97%) Azure SQL Database
8 27 (3.97%) PostgreSQL
9 23 (3.38%) MongoDB
10 19 (2.79%) BusinessObjects
10 19 (2.79%) SQL Server 2012
11 17 (2.50%) NoSQL
12 15 (2.21%) SQL Server 2008
12 15 (2.21%) SQL Server 2016
13 14 (2.06%) Data Lake
13 14 (2.06%) Oracle Database
13 14 (2.06%) RDBMS
14 12 (1.76%) Crystal Reports
15 11 (1.62%) DB2
Development Applications
1 72 (10.59%) Git (software)
2 43 (6.32%) Visual Studio
3 28 (4.12%) Jenkins
4 27 (3.97%) JIRA
5 23 (3.38%) Octopus Deploy
6 21 (3.09%) MSTest
6 21 (3.09%) Team Foundation Server
7 15 (2.21%) JMeter
8 14 (2.06%) SonarQube
8 14 (2.06%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 13 (1.91%) SoapUI
9 13 (1.91%) Toad
9 13 (1.91%) Visual Studio Team System
10 12 (1.76%) Maven
11 11 (1.62%) HP UFT
11 11 (1.62%) Visual Studio Coded UI
12 9 (1.32%) Selenium
12 9 (1.32%) Subversion
13 7 (1.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 7 (1.03%) JUnit
General
1 83 (12.21%) Finance
2 22 (3.24%) Public Sector
2 22 (3.24%) Retail
3 15 (2.21%) Manufacturing
4 14 (2.06%) Automotive
4 14 (2.06%) Back Office
5 12 (1.76%) Marketing
6 6 (0.88%) Aerospace
6 6 (0.88%) Games
6 6 (0.88%) Legal
6 6 (0.88%) Telecoms
7 4 (0.59%) Law
8 3 (0.44%) Banking
8 3 (0.44%) Electronics
9 2 (0.29%) Advertising
9 2 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.15%) Billing
10 1 (0.15%) Front Office
10 1 (0.15%) Housing Association
10 1 (0.15%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 295 (43.38%) Developer
2 103 (15.15%) .NET Developer
3 75 (11.03%) Analyst
4 71 (10.44%) C# Developer
5 60 (8.82%) Senior Developer
6 50 (7.35%) Software Developer
7 48 (7.06%) DBA
8 44 (6.47%) SQL DBA
9 42 (6.18%) Applications Support
9 42 (6.18%) SQL Developer
10 38 (5.59%) C# .NET Developer
11 35 (5.15%) Software Engineer
12 34 (5.00%) Administrator
12 34 (5.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 34 (5.00%) Support Analyst
13 27 (3.97%) Senior .NET Developer
14 25 (3.68%) Full Stack Developer
15 23 (3.38%) Junior
16 22 (3.24%) Consultant
17 21 (3.09%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 278 (40.88%) .NET
2 155 (22.79%) ASP.NET
3 130 (19.12%) CSS
4 118 (17.35%) HTML
5 102 (15.00%) ASP.NET Web API
6 85 (12.50%) .NET Framework
7 76 (11.18%) ASP.NET MVC
8 72 (10.59%) AngularJS
9 70 (10.29%) jQuery
10 67 (9.85%) REST
11 53 (7.79%) .NET Core
12 52 (7.65%) Web Services
13 50 (7.35%) SOAP
14 40 (5.88%) Entity Framework
14 40 (5.88%) React
15 39 (5.74%) XML
16 37 (5.44%) WCF
17 28 (4.12%) WinForms
18 27 (3.97%) Ajax
18 27 (3.97%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 78 (11.47%) Analytical Skills
2 53 (7.79%) Self-Motivation
3 39 (5.74%) Management Information System
4 27 (3.97%) Greenfield Project
5 19 (2.79%) Data Centre
6 16 (2.35%) Linux Command Line
6 16 (2.35%) User Experience
7 15 (2.21%) Clustering
7 15 (2.21%) Replication
8 14 (2.06%) Public Cloud
9 9 (1.32%) Enterprise Storage
10 8 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (0.74%) Cloud Native
11 5 (0.74%) Data Structures
11 5 (0.74%) Virtual Team
12 4 (0.59%) DataPower
12 4 (0.59%) Mobile App
12 4 (0.59%) SCADA
13 3 (0.44%) EPoS
13 3 (0.44%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 183 (26.91%) Windows
2 60 (8.82%) Windows Server
3 49 (7.21%) Linux
4 25 (3.68%) Unix
5 17 (2.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (2.06%) Windows Server 2016
7 12 (1.76%) Android
8 11 (1.62%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (1.03%) Apple iOS
9 7 (1.03%) Windows Mobile
10 5 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (0.59%) Windows 7
12 3 (0.44%) Windows 8
12 3 (0.44%) Windows Server 2019
13 2 (0.29%) HPUX
13 2 (0.29%) OpenVMS
13 2 (0.29%) Windows Phone
14 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2003
14 1 (0.15%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.15%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 179 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
2 143 (21.03%) MVC
3 126 (18.53%) DevOps
4 106 (15.59%) Business Intelligence
5 91 (13.38%) Problem-Solving
6 80 (11.76%) ITIL
7 71 (10.44%) OO
7 71 (10.44%) Software Engineering
8 68 (10.00%) Mentoring
9 57 (8.38%) SDLC
10 56 (8.24%) TDD
11 45 (6.62%) High Availability
11 45 (6.62%) Performance Tuning
12 44 (6.47%) Data Modelling
13 42 (6.18%) Continuous Improvement
13 42 (6.18%) Continuous Integration
13 42 (6.18%) ETL
14 37 (5.44%) OOP
14 37 (5.44%) Web Development
15 36 (5.29%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 354 (52.06%) SQL
2 288 (42.35%) C#
3 157 (23.09%) JavaScript
4 136 (20.00%) T-SQL
5 73 (10.74%) Java
6 48 (7.06%) PowerShell
7 47 (6.91%) VB.NET
8 38 (5.59%) Python
9 23 (3.38%) TypeScript
10 19 (2.79%) VBScript
11 15 (2.21%) R
12 13 (1.91%) PL/SQL
13 11 (1.62%) C
13 11 (1.62%) PHP
14 8 (1.18%) VB
15 7 (1.03%) X++
16 6 (0.88%) C++
17 5 (0.74%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
17 5 (0.74%) Shell Script
18 4 (0.59%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 52 (7.65%) Microsoft Certification
2 49 (7.21%) Degree
3 17 (2.50%) ITIL Certification
4 14 (2.06%) Computer Science Degree
4 14 (2.06%) ISTQB
5 11 (1.62%) ISEB
5 11 (1.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 10 (1.47%) MCSA
7 9 (1.32%) MCSE
7 9 (1.32%) Security Cleared
8 7 (1.03%) SC Cleared
9 5 (0.74%) MCP
10 4 (0.59%) HNC
11 2 (0.29%) AWS Certification
11 2 (0.29%) DV Cleared
11 2 (0.29%) PMP
11 2 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 1 (0.15%) MCDBA
12 1 (0.15%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (6.03%) QA
2 28 (4.12%) SLA
3 6 (0.88%) Data Quality
4 5 (0.74%) ISO 9001
4 5 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.59%) GDPR
6 2 (0.29%) GxP
6 2 (0.29%) IFRS
6 2 (0.29%) IFRS 9
6 2 (0.29%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.15%) Solvency II
System Software
1 104 (15.29%) Active Directory
2 61 (8.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (4.41%) Docker
4 28 (4.12%) Hyper-V
5 25 (3.68%) vSphere
6 17 (2.50%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (0.74%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (0.59%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (0.59%) XenApp
9 2 (0.29%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 2 (0.29%) VMware Workstation
9 2 (0.29%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.15%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 26 (3.82%) SCCM
2 13 (1.91%) vCenter Server
3 12 (1.76%) Terraform
4 10 (1.47%) Ansible
4 10 (1.47%) Packer
4 10 (1.47%) SCOM
5 9 (1.32%) Kibana
5 9 (1.32%) logstash
6 6 (0.88%) Failover Clustering
6 6 (0.88%) WSUS
7 5 (0.74%) Kubernetes
7 5 (0.74%) Nagios
8 4 (0.59%) Backup Exec
8 4 (0.59%) Microsoft Clustering
8 4 (0.59%) Puppet
9 3 (0.44%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (0.44%) Salt
10 2 (0.29%) Microsoft Intune
10 2 (0.29%) Single Sign-On
10 2 (0.29%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 314 (46.18%) Microsoft
2 87 (12.79%) Oracle
3 78 (11.47%) VMware
4 28 (4.12%) NetApp
5 27 (3.97%) Tableau
6 25 (3.68%) Cisco
7 24 (3.53%) Cognos
8 23 (3.38%) IBM
9 16 (2.35%) SAP
10 15 (2.21%) Citrix
11 12 (1.76%) Dell
11 12 (1.76%) McAfee
12 10 (1.47%) Fujitsu
12 10 (1.47%) SolarWinds
13 8 (1.18%) Databricks
13 8 (1.18%) Netezza
14 7 (1.03%) EMC
14 7 (1.03%) Google
14 7 (1.03%) HP
14 7 (1.03%) MuleSoft