Period
to 19 June 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 19 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
19 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 10 11 10
Rank change year-on-year +1 -1 -6
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 1,345 1,532 1,731
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 14.26% 15.67% 14.15%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 54.61% 52.61% 53.00%
Number of salaries quoted 1,159 1,380 1,488
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 2,463 2,912 3,266
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 26.12% 29.78% 26.69%
Number of salaries quoted 2,000 2,535 2,757
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +5.26% +1.33%
10th Percentile £26,990 £26,000 £23,750
90th Percentile £61,250 £58,150 £58,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £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 19 June 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 19 June 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 -2 429 £42,500 +2.41% 52
Coventry -1 217 £40,000 -11.11% 25
Staffordshire -1 205 £38,000 +1.33% 46
Warwickshire -2 143 £41,250 +3.13% 16
Wolverhampton +12 64 £38,000 -20.00% 4
Worcestershire +4 54 £35,000 - 9
Solihull -7 52 £46,000 +15.00% 7
Shropshire +30 43 £42,500 -10.53% 14
Sutton Coldfield -3 24 £40,000 -11.11% 3
Dudley +4 20 £34,000 +13.33% 3
Walsall +1 18 £38,750 -0.64%
Herefordshire +12 9 £35,000 -9.68% 2
West Bromwich +9 7 £30,500 -26.06%
Tipton - 3 £35,500 - 2
Brierley Hill - 3 £35,000 -
Stourbridge -2 2 - - 1
Halesowen -9 1 £45,000 +50.00%
Kingswinford - 1 - -
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 19 June 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.

1 713 (53.01%) C#
2 684 (50.86%) .NET
3 675 (50.19%) SQL
4 502 (37.32%) Microsoft
5 454 (33.75%) JavaScript
6 424 (31.52%) Agile Software Development
7 416 (30.93%) MVC
8 409 (30.41%) ASP.NET
9 339 (25.20%) HTML
10 331 (24.61%) CSS
11 290 (21.56%) Windows
12 271 (20.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 264 (19.63%) ASP.NET MVC
14 259 (19.26%) T-SQL
15 231 (17.17%) TDD
16 229 (17.03%) Microsoft Azure
17 228 (16.95%) Business Intelligence
18 222 (16.51%) Finance
19 221 (16.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 218 (16.21%) AngularJS
21 195 (14.50%) ASP.NET Web API
22 182 (13.53%) Problem-Solving
23 180 (13.38%) Windows Server
24 170 (12.64%) .NET Framework
25 161 (11.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
26 149 (11.08%) Scrum
27 148 (11.00%) SQL Server 2016
28 143 (10.63%) Entity Framework
29 133 (9.89%) Web Services
29 133 (9.89%) jQuery

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 68 (5.06%) IIS
2 59 (4.39%) SharePoint
3 43 (3.20%) MS Exchange
4 40 (2.97%) CMS
5 37 (2.75%) BizTalk Server
6 32 (2.38%) Elasticsearch
7 21 (1.56%) Umbraco
8 16 (1.19%) Confluence
9 12 (0.89%) JBoss
10 11 (0.82%) Apache
10 11 (0.82%) MTS
11 7 (0.52%) NServiceBus
11 7 (0.52%) OpenEdge
11 7 (0.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 6 (0.45%) Anypoint
12 6 (0.45%) NetWeaver
12 6 (0.45%) Tomcat
13 4 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2013
13 4 (0.30%) SharePoint 2013
14 3 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 71 (5.28%) Microsoft Excel
2 47 (3.49%) Microsoft Office
3 11 (0.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (0.52%) Photoshop
5 6 (0.45%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.22%) Fireworks
6 3 (0.22%) Moqups
7 2 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.074%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 28 (2.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 26 (1.93%) Dynamics NAV
3 23 (1.71%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.30%) Line 500
4 4 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (0.30%) Sage 1000
4 4 (0.30%) Sage X3
5 3 (0.22%) Sage 500
6 2 (0.15%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.074%) assyst
7 1 (0.074%) Carpe Diem
7 1 (0.074%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.074%) Cognos Planning
7 1 (0.074%) Cognos TM1
7 1 (0.074%) Maximo
7 1 (0.074%) Misys Equation
Cloud Services
1 229 (17.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 73 (5.43%) Amazon AWS
3 70 (5.20%) Office 365
4 38 (2.83%) PaaS
5 35 (2.60%) IaaS
6 27 (2.01%) SaaS
7 20 (1.49%) Azure Data Factory
8 18 (1.34%) Dynamics 365
9 14 (1.04%) IBM Cloud
10 10 (0.74%) Bluemix
11 9 (0.67%) Amazon EC2
11 9 (0.67%) GitHub
12 8 (0.59%) CloudFront
13 6 (0.45%) Azure Active Directory
13 6 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
13 6 (0.45%) Google Analytics
13 6 (0.45%) Heroku
14 4 (0.30%) AWS CloudFormation
14 4 (0.30%) BrowserStack
14 4 (0.30%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 59 (4.39%) Firewall
2 49 (3.64%) LAN
3 48 (3.57%) WAN
4 46 (3.42%) SSL
5 45 (3.35%) SAN
6 31 (2.30%) Internet
6 31 (2.30%) IPsec
7 28 (2.08%) VoIP
8 21 (1.56%) DNS
9 15 (1.12%) Cisco ASA
10 14 (1.04%) Network Security
11 9 (0.67%) DHCP
12 8 (0.59%) HTTP
12 8 (0.59%) SMS
12 8 (0.59%) VPN
13 6 (0.45%) Cisco IOS
13 6 (0.45%) TCP/IP
13 6 (0.45%) VLAN
14 4 (0.30%) Intranet
14 4 (0.30%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 271 (20.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 221 (16.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 161 (11.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 148 (11.00%) SQL Server 2016
5 116 (8.62%) SQL Server 2012
6 114 (8.48%) Data Warehouse
6 114 (8.48%) SQL Server 2008
7 104 (7.73%) NoSQL
8 80 (5.95%) Power BI
9 73 (5.43%) Relational Database
10 70 (5.20%) MongoDB
11 64 (4.76%) SQL Server 2014
12 36 (2.68%) MySQL
13 33 (2.45%) Oracle Database
14 25 (1.86%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
15 24 (1.78%) Azure SQL Database
16 22 (1.64%) SQL Server 2000
17 18 (1.34%) Big Data
17 18 (1.34%) SQL Server 2005
18 17 (1.26%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 117 (8.70%) Visual Studio
2 71 (5.28%) Team Foundation Server
3 67 (4.98%) Git (software)
4 32 (2.38%) JIRA
5 30 (2.23%) Jenkins
5 30 (2.23%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 26 (1.93%) TeamCity
7 19 (1.41%) Subversion
8 15 (1.12%) NUnit
8 15 (1.12%) Selenium
8 15 (1.12%) SpecFlow
9 14 (1.04%) Octopus Deploy
10 13 (0.97%) Android Studio
10 13 (0.97%) Maven
10 13 (0.97%) MSI
10 13 (0.97%) WiX
11 11 (0.82%) Visual Studio Team System
12 10 (0.74%) Bitbucket
12 10 (0.74%) JSUnit
12 10 (0.74%) Moq
General
1 222 (16.51%) Finance
2 90 (6.69%) Retail
3 53 (3.94%) Advertising
4 45 (3.35%) Manufacturing
5 42 (3.12%) Marketing
6 24 (1.78%) Banking
7 21 (1.56%) Automotive
8 20 (1.49%) Legal
9 16 (1.19%) Games
10 13 (0.97%) Financial Institution
11 12 (0.89%) Telecoms
12 9 (0.67%) Law
13 6 (0.45%) Publishing
14 2 (0.15%) Aerospace
14 2 (0.15%) Back Office
14 2 (0.15%) French Language
14 2 (0.15%) General Ledger
14 2 (0.15%) German Language
15 1 (0.074%) Digital Economy
15 1 (0.074%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 829 (61.64%) Developer
2 356 (26.47%) .NET Developer
3 294 (21.86%) C# Developer
4 179 (13.31%) C# .NET Developer
5 164 (12.19%) Analyst
6 136 (10.11%) SQL Developer
7 122 (9.07%) ASP.NET Developer
8 112 (8.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 106 (7.88%) Software Developer
10 89 (6.62%) Support Analyst
11 85 (6.32%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 84 (6.25%) Senior Developer
13 82 (6.10%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
14 69 (5.13%) DBA
14 69 (5.13%) JavaScript Developer
15 64 (4.76%) Applications Support
16 62 (4.61%) Consultant
17 53 (3.94%) Web Developer
18 51 (3.79%) .NET Software Developer
19 50 (3.72%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 684 (50.86%) .NET
2 409 (30.41%) ASP.NET
3 339 (25.20%) HTML
4 331 (24.61%) CSS
5 264 (19.63%) ASP.NET MVC
6 218 (16.21%) AngularJS
7 195 (14.50%) ASP.NET Web API
8 170 (12.64%) .NET Framework
9 143 (10.63%) Entity Framework
10 133 (9.89%) jQuery
10 133 (9.89%) Web Services
11 111 (8.25%) KnockoutJS
12 109 (8.10%) HTML5
13 104 (7.73%) ASP.NET MVC 5
14 103 (7.66%) RESTful
15 101 (7.51%) CSS3
16 92 (6.84%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 91 (6.77%) WCF
18 85 (6.32%) XML
19 67 (4.98%) React
Miscellaneous
1 69 (5.13%) Greenfield Project
2 65 (4.83%) Analytical Skills
3 55 (4.09%) Self-Motivation
4 39 (2.90%) Computer Science
5 31 (2.30%) Management Information System
6 30 (2.23%) Mobile App
7 29 (2.16%) Music Streaming
7 29 (2.16%) User Experience
8 25 (1.86%) Digital TV
9 24 (1.78%) Enterprise Software
10 23 (1.71%) Driving Licence
11 21 (1.56%) Fintech
12 20 (1.49%) Clustering
12 20 (1.49%) Replication
13 19 (1.41%) Data Centre
14 8 (0.59%) Data Structures
15 6 (0.45%) Fat Client
15 6 (0.45%) NHS
15 6 (0.45%) Thin Client
16 5 (0.37%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 290 (21.56%) Windows
2 180 (13.38%) Windows Server
3 51 (3.79%) Linux
4 48 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 44 (3.27%) Windows Server 2008
6 42 (3.12%) Windows Server 2003
7 31 (2.30%) Android
8 22 (1.64%) Unix
9 13 (0.97%) Apple iOS
10 11 (0.82%) Windows 10
11 9 (0.67%) Windows 7
12 7 (0.52%) Windows Vista
12 7 (0.52%) Windows XP
13 4 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (0.30%) Windows 8
14 3 (0.22%) CentOS
14 3 (0.22%) Mac OS X
14 3 (0.22%) SUSE
14 3 (0.22%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.15%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 424 (31.52%) Agile Software Development
2 416 (30.93%) MVC
3 231 (17.17%) TDD
4 228 (16.95%) Business Intelligence
5 182 (13.53%) Problem-Solving
6 149 (11.08%) Scrum
7 132 (9.81%) Web Development
8 126 (9.37%) BDD
9 101 (7.51%) Web Application Development
10 88 (6.54%) OO
11 81 (6.02%) ETL
11 81 (6.02%) Project Management
12 77 (5.72%) ITIL
13 75 (5.58%) CRM
14 69 (5.13%) Continuous Integration
15 67 (4.98%) Software Engineering
16 58 (4.31%) Dependency Injection
17 53 (3.94%) Analytics
17 53 (3.94%) Mentoring
17 53 (3.94%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 713 (53.01%) C#
2 675 (50.19%) SQL
3 454 (33.75%) JavaScript
4 259 (19.26%) T-SQL
5 92 (6.84%) Java
6 89 (6.62%) VB.NET
7 61 (4.54%) PowerShell
8 41 (3.05%) VB
9 34 (2.53%) C++
10 20 (1.49%) C
10 20 (1.49%) Python
11 18 (1.34%) PHP
12 15 (1.12%) Ruby
13 14 (1.04%) VBScript
14 13 (0.97%) TypeScript
15 11 (0.82%) PL/SQL
15 11 (0.82%) X++
16 8 (0.59%) Bash Shell
16 8 (0.59%) Jython
17 7 (0.52%) XPath
Qualifications
1 89 (6.62%) Degree
2 71 (5.28%) Microsoft Certification
3 35 (2.60%) Computer Science Degree
4 29 (2.16%) MCSE
4 29 (2.16%) Security Cleared
5 17 (1.26%) MCP
6 13 (0.97%) SC Cleared
7 12 (0.89%) CCNA
7 12 (0.89%) Cisco Certification
8 10 (0.74%) ISEB
9 9 (0.67%) ITIL Certification
10 8 (0.59%) Master's Degree
10 8 (0.59%) MCITP
10 8 (0.59%) MCSA
11 7 (0.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 6 (0.45%) MCDBA
12 6 (0.45%) Oracle Certification
13 4 (0.30%) ISTQB
13 4 (0.30%) MCSD
13 4 (0.30%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (3.12%) SLA
2 39 (2.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 26 (1.93%) COBIT
4 25 (1.86%) QA
5 9 (0.67%) ISO 9001
6 7 (0.52%) GDPR
7 5 (0.37%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.074%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.074%) GCP
8 1 (0.074%) ISO 8583
8 1 (0.074%) ISO/IEC 19770
8 1 (0.074%) WCAG
System Software
1 122 (9.07%) Active Directory
2 67 (4.98%) VMware ESXi
3 65 (4.83%) VMware Infrastructure
4 36 (2.68%) Hyper-V
5 22 (1.64%) Docker
6 15 (1.12%) Microsoft App-V
7 14 (1.04%) vSphere
8 13 (0.97%) HDFS
9 10 (0.74%) XenApp
10 8 (0.59%) Xen
11 7 (0.52%) XenDesktop
12 6 (0.45%) Virtual Machines
13 3 (0.22%) Squid
14 2 (0.15%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 22 (1.64%) SCCM
2 13 (0.97%) vCenter Server
3 12 (0.89%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 9 (0.67%) Ansible
4 9 (0.67%) Kibana
4 9 (0.67%) Kubernetes
4 9 (0.67%) logstash
5 8 (0.59%) Graphite
5 8 (0.59%) Nagios
5 8 (0.59%) Puppet
6 7 (0.52%) Microsoft Clustering
7 4 (0.30%) Single Sign-On
8 3 (0.22%) Backup Exec
8 3 (0.22%) Failover Clustering
8 3 (0.22%) SCOM
9 2 (0.15%) Grafana
9 2 (0.15%) Hadoop YARN
9 2 (0.15%) SCVMM
9 2 (0.15%) WSUS
10 1 (0.074%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 502 (37.32%) Microsoft
2 112 (8.33%) VMware
3 85 (6.32%) Oracle
4 42 (3.12%) Cisco
5 32 (2.38%) Citrix
6 28 (2.08%) Xamarin
7 27 (2.01%) Tableau
8 22 (1.64%) SAP
9 21 (1.56%) Google
10 19 (1.41%) IBM
11 16 (1.19%) Twitter
12 12 (0.89%) Facebook
12 12 (0.89%) Sage
13 9 (0.67%) LexisNexis
14 8 (0.59%) Salesforce.com
14 8 (0.59%) ServiceNow
15 7 (0.52%) Atlassian
15 7 (0.52%) CheckPoint
15 7 (0.52%) Sitecore
15 7 (0.52%) Veeam