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 3 months to 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
England / West Midlands
Rank 12 9 4
Rank change year-on-year -3 -5  
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 693 894 1094
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 14.92% 14.71% 21.80%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 50.96% 53.82% 62.44%
Number of salaries quoted 612 754 981
Median salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £24,250
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 1360 1661 1752
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 29.27% 27.33% 34.91%
Number of salaries quoted 1177 1422 1543
Median salary £40,000 £42,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing SQL Server as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

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 3 months to 23 March 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 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -2 221 £40,000 - 38
Staffordshire -1 128 £39,000 +4.00% 21
Coventry +7 86 £44,000 +17.33% 18
Warwickshire -8 65 £42,500 +6.25% 13
Worcestershire -6 58 £37,500 +15.38% 13
Solihull +12 53 £37,500 -16.66% 6
Herefordshire -7 16 £38,750 - 3
Sutton Coldfield +1 13 £36,500 +12.30% 2
Shropshire -10 10 £37,500 - 9
Walsall +14 8 £39,000 -2.50% 2
Wolverhampton -1 4 £45,000 +5.88% 7
West Bromwich -9 2 £46,250 +10.11%
Halesowen - 2 £24,500 - 3
Stourbridge - 2 £45,000 - 1
Dudley +3 1 £41,500 +3.75% 1
SQL Server
England

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 March 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.

1 905 (61.40%) .NET
2 870 (59.02%) C#
3 725 (49.19%) SQL
4 602 (40.84%) ASP.NET
5 575 (39.01%) MVC
6 528 (35.82%) JavaScript
7 510 (34.60%) Agile Software Development
8 497 (33.72%) Microsoft
9 454 (30.80%) HTML
10 413 (28.02%) CSS
11 336 (22.80%) ASP.NET MVC
12 274 (18.59%) T-SQL
13 266 (18.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 263 (17.84%) MS Excel
15 261 (17.71%) Windows
16 257 (17.44%) TDD
17 253 (17.16%) AngularJS
18 237 (16.08%) .NET Framework
19 225 (15.26%) jQuery
20 222 (15.06%) Business Intelligence
21 204 (13.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
22 190 (12.89%) WCF
23 189 (12.82%) Visual Studio
24 183 (12.42%) Web Development
25 176 (11.94%) ASP.NET Web API
26 171 (11.60%) SQL Server 2008
26 171 (11.60%) HTML5
27 168 (11.40%) Entity Framework
28 167 (11.33%) Web Services
29 164 (11.13%) VB.NET

SQL Server
Top Related 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
1 100 (6.78%) IIS
2 59 (4.00%) CMS
2 59 (4.00%) SharePoint
3 22 (1.49%) MS Exchange
3 22 (1.49%) Umbraco
4 19 (1.29%) JBoss
5 17 (1.15%) BizTalk Server
6 15 (1.02%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 15 (1.02%) WebSphere
7 14 (0.95%) Apache Spark
8 12 (0.81%) Elasticsearch
9 11 (0.75%) SAS
9 11 (0.75%) Tomcat
10 10 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2010
11 9 (0.61%) WebLogic
11 9 (0.61%) WordPress
12 7 (0.47%) Apache
12 7 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2013
13 6 (0.41%) FormScape
13 6 (0.41%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 263 (17.84%) MS Excel
2 22 (1.49%) MS Office
3 5 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (0.27%) SPSS
5 1 (0.068%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.068%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.068%) Fireworks
5 1 (0.068%) InDesign
5 1 (0.068%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.068%) MS Project
5 1 (0.068%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.068%) Stata
Business Applications
1 25 (1.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 22 (1.49%) Dynamics AX
3 13 (0.88%) Dynamics NAV
3 13 (0.88%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 7 (0.47%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 7 (0.47%) Shopify
5 4 (0.27%) Sage 200
6 3 (0.20%) BusinessWorks
6 3 (0.20%) FastStats
6 3 (0.20%) Infor LN
6 3 (0.20%) Infor M3
6 3 (0.20%) Magento
7 2 (0.14%) OpenText MBPM
7 2 (0.14%) OpenText Process Suite
7 2 (0.14%) SAP Business One
8 1 (0.068%) Cognos TM1
8 1 (0.068%) Lorenzo
8 1 (0.068%) OPENHousing
8 1 (0.068%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 147 (9.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 49 (3.32%) Amazon AWS
3 32 (2.17%) Office 365
4 27 (1.83%) PaaS
5 25 (1.70%) IaaS
6 23 (1.56%) Amazon EC2
7 22 (1.49%) SaaS
8 16 (1.09%) GitHub
9 10 (0.68%) Google Analytics
10 6 (0.41%) Google Play
11 5 (0.34%) Mimecast
12 4 (0.27%) Azure Active Directory
13 2 (0.14%) CloudFront
13 2 (0.14%) OneDrive
14 1 (0.068%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 37 (2.51%) Internet
2 33 (2.24%) DNS
3 26 (1.76%) LAN
4 25 (1.70%) Firewall
4 25 (1.70%) SAN
5 23 (1.56%) TCP/IP
6 21 (1.42%) SSL
7 20 (1.36%) WAN
8 19 (1.29%) DHCP
9 18 (1.22%) VLAN
10 16 (1.09%) HTTP
11 11 (0.75%) Intranet
12 8 (0.54%) Broadband
12 8 (0.54%) Network Security
12 8 (0.54%) Wireless
13 7 (0.47%) NAS
14 6 (0.41%) Remote Desktop
14 6 (0.41%) VoIP
15 5 (0.34%) VPN
16 4 (0.27%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 266 (18.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 204 (13.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 171 (11.60%) SQL Server 2008
4 150 (10.18%) SQL Server 2014
5 131 (8.89%) MySQL
6 123 (8.34%) SQL Server 2012
7 117 (7.94%) NoSQL
8 114 (7.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 104 (7.06%) Relational Database
10 82 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
11 66 (4.48%) MongoDB
12 58 (3.93%) SQL Server 2005
13 48 (3.26%) DB2
14 40 (2.71%) SQL Server 2016
15 39 (2.65%) RDBMS
16 33 (2.24%) Power BI
17 29 (1.97%) Big Data
18 17 (1.15%) QlikView
19 16 (1.09%) OLAP
20 15 (1.02%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 189 (12.82%) Visual Studio
2 142 (9.63%) Team Foundation Server
3 133 (9.02%) Git (software)
4 56 (3.80%) Subversion
5 33 (2.24%) Selenium
6 31 (2.10%) TeamCity
7 29 (1.97%) Jenkins
8 21 (1.42%) MSTest
9 19 (1.29%) NUnit
9 19 (1.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 15 (1.02%) Moq
11 14 (0.95%) JIRA
11 14 (0.95%) Mercurial
11 14 (0.95%) MSBuild
11 14 (0.95%) Rhino Mocks
12 13 (0.88%) Octopus Deploy
13 12 (0.81%) WebDriver
14 11 (0.75%) SpecFlow
15 10 (0.68%) git-flow
16 8 (0.54%) JUnit
General
1 152 (10.31%) Finance
2 55 (3.73%) Retail
3 42 (2.85%) Games
4 41 (2.78%) Manufacturing
5 39 (2.65%) Automotive
5 39 (2.65%) Marketing
6 27 (1.83%) Advertising
7 24 (1.63%) Publishing
8 22 (1.49%) Telecoms
9 20 (1.36%) Banking
10 12 (0.81%) Back Office
11 8 (0.54%) International Banking
12 7 (0.47%) Legal
12 7 (0.47%) Music Industry
13 5 (0.34%) Electronics
13 5 (0.34%) Retail Banking
14 4 (0.27%) Law
15 3 (0.20%) French Language
15 3 (0.20%) German Language
16 2 (0.14%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 905 (61.40%) Developer
2 474 (32.16%) .NET Developer
3 321 (21.78%) C# Developer
4 215 (14.59%) C# .NET Developer
5 187 (12.69%) Senior Developer
6 140 (9.50%) SQL Developer
7 139 (9.43%) Analyst
8 131 (8.89%) ASP.NET Developer
8 131 (8.89%) Software Developer
9 112 (7.60%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 97 (6.58%) Senior .NET Developer
11 83 (5.63%) DBA
12 79 (5.36%) Web Developer
13 68 (4.61%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
14 67 (4.55%) Junior
15 65 (4.41%) Business Intelligence Developer
16 64 (4.34%) .NET Software Developer
17 63 (4.27%) Senior C# Developer
18 62 (4.21%) Junior Developer
19 61 (4.14%) C# Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 905 (61.40%) .NET
2 602 (40.84%) ASP.NET
3 454 (30.80%) HTML
4 413 (28.02%) CSS
5 336 (22.80%) ASP.NET MVC
6 253 (17.16%) AngularJS
7 237 (16.08%) .NET Framework
8 225 (15.26%) jQuery
9 190 (12.89%) WCF
10 176 (11.94%) ASP.NET Web API
11 171 (11.60%) HTML5
12 168 (11.40%) Entity Framework
13 167 (11.33%) Web Services
14 128 (8.68%) XML
15 120 (8.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 117 (7.94%) RESTful
17 105 (7.12%) ASP.NET MVC 5
18 103 (6.99%) Node.js
19 101 (6.85%) KnockoutJS
20 97 (6.58%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 105 (7.12%) Analytical Skills
2 74 (5.02%) Computer Science
3 58 (3.93%) Mobile App
4 35 (2.37%) Enterprise Software
5 33 (2.24%) Clustering
6 32 (2.17%) Management Information System
7 29 (1.97%) Data Centre
8 21 (1.42%) CMDB
9 18 (1.22%) iPad
9 18 (1.22%) Replication
10 17 (1.15%) User Experience
11 16 (1.09%) Social Network
12 12 (0.81%) N-Tier
13 11 (0.75%) Mobile Games
13 11 (0.75%) Online Games
14 10 (0.68%) Fintech
14 10 (0.68%) iPhone
15 8 (0.54%) Client/Server
16 7 (0.47%) EPoS
17 6 (0.41%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 261 (17.71%) Windows
2 133 (9.02%) Windows Server
3 77 (5.22%) Linux
4 56 (3.80%) Windows Server 2012
5 44 (2.99%) Windows Server 2008
6 42 (2.85%) Unix
7 40 (2.71%) Android
8 26 (1.76%) Apple iOS
9 14 (0.95%) Windows Server 2003
10 11 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 10 (0.68%) Windows 7
12 9 (0.61%) Windows 8
12 9 (0.61%) Windows XP
13 8 (0.54%) Windows 10
14 6 (0.41%) Windows Vista
15 5 (0.34%) VyOS
15 5 (0.34%) Windows Mobile
16 3 (0.20%) Windows Phone
17 2 (0.14%) AIX
18 1 (0.068%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 575 (39.01%) MVC
2 510 (34.60%) Agile Software Development
3 257 (17.44%) TDD
4 222 (15.06%) Business Intelligence
5 183 (12.42%) Web Development
6 160 (10.85%) Scrum
7 157 (10.65%) OO
8 135 (9.16%) SDLC
9 122 (8.28%) Web Application Development
10 120 (8.14%) Mentoring
11 112 (7.60%) BDD
12 108 (7.33%) Software Engineering
13 94 (6.38%) Continuous Integration
14 91 (6.17%) SOA
15 88 (5.97%) CRM
16 87 (5.90%) SOLID
17 83 (5.63%) Performance Tuning
18 82 (5.56%) Project Management
19 72 (4.88%) ITIL
20 66 (4.48%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 870 (59.02%) C#
2 725 (49.19%) SQL
3 528 (35.82%) JavaScript
4 274 (18.59%) T-SQL
5 164 (11.13%) VB.NET
6 112 (7.60%) Java
7 77 (5.22%) VB
8 62 (4.21%) Ruby
9 55 (3.73%) PHP
10 44 (2.99%) PowerShell
11 25 (1.70%) C
12 23 (1.56%) C++
13 17 (1.15%) VBA
14 15 (1.02%) Python
14 15 (1.02%) TypeScript
15 13 (0.88%) XPath
16 11 (0.75%) Objective-C
17 10 (0.68%) VB6
18 9 (0.61%) Erlang
18 9 (0.61%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 160 (10.85%) Degree
2 48 (3.26%) Microsoft Certification
3 30 (2.04%) ISEB
4 23 (1.56%) PMP
5 21 (1.42%) PMI Certification
6 17 (1.15%) MCSE
7 14 (0.95%) Security Cleared
8 11 (0.75%) Cisco Certification
9 9 (0.61%) MCSD
10 8 (0.54%) MCITP
10 8 (0.54%) SC Cleared
11 7 (0.47%) ISTQB
11 7 (0.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 6 (0.41%) CCNA
12 6 (0.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 5 (0.34%) Citrix Certification
14 4 (0.27%) HND
15 3 (0.20%) DV Cleared
15 3 (0.20%) MCSA
16 2 (0.14%) GNVQ
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (4.34%) QA
2 22 (1.49%) SLA
3 16 (1.09%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.20%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.068%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 68 (4.61%) Active Directory
2 51 (3.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (1.97%) Virtual Machines
4 27 (1.83%) Hyper-V
5 16 (1.09%) XenApp
6 14 (0.95%) Docker
7 6 (0.41%) Microsoft App-V
7 6 (0.41%) Terminal Services
8 5 (0.34%) Terminal Server
8 5 (0.34%) XenDesktop
8 5 (0.34%) XenServer
9 4 (0.27%) NFS
10 3 (0.20%) HDFS
11 2 (0.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 2 (0.14%) BitLocker
11 2 (0.14%) vCloud
11 2 (0.14%) Xen
12 1 (0.068%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.068%) Postfix
12 1 (0.068%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 22 (1.49%) SCVMM
2 7 (0.47%) Kibana
3 6 (0.41%) Microsoft Clustering
3 6 (0.41%) WSUS
4 5 (0.34%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 5 (0.34%) Nagios
4 5 (0.34%) Norton AntiVirus
4 5 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (0.34%) Puppet
5 4 (0.27%) EdgeSight
5 4 (0.27%) Failover Clustering
5 4 (0.27%) SCCM
5 4 (0.27%) SCOM
6 3 (0.20%) TIBCO Hawk
7 2 (0.14%) Graphite
7 2 (0.14%) Hadoop YARN
7 2 (0.14%) Kubernetes
7 2 (0.14%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (0.14%) Oracle RMAN
7 2 (0.14%) vMotion
Vendors
1 497 (33.72%) Microsoft
2 154 (10.45%) Oracle
3 72 (4.88%) VMware
4 49 (3.32%) IBM
5 47 (3.19%) Citrix
6 44 (2.99%) Cisco
7 34 (2.31%) Google
8 27 (1.83%) NetApp
9 25 (1.70%) Telerik
10 24 (1.63%) Tableau
11 21 (1.42%) BMC
11 21 (1.42%) CheckPoint
11 21 (1.42%) HP
12 20 (1.36%) EMC
12 20 (1.36%) Juniper
13 18 (1.22%) Cognos
14 15 (1.02%) NEC
14 15 (1.02%) Salesforce.com
14 15 (1.02%) Xamarin
15 11 (0.75%) Sybase
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Computer People
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Full package on offer
Posted: 12 hours ago
Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £35k - 65k per year
Posted: 7 hours ago
Rugeley, Staffordshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Erin Associates
Salary: £40000 per annum + Bonus & excellent benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Itecco
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Venturi
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + company benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Walsall, West Midlands (County)
Certes Computing Ltd
Salary: £36500 - £44600 per annum + Pension, Holidays
Posted: 8 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Certes Computing Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Itecco
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Certes Computing Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £43000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Certes Computing Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Kyna Associates
Salary: £30000 - £45000 Per Annum bonus, benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Staffordshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £37000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Warwickshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Austin Fraser
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Flexible Working
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Posted: 10 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £Excellent salary + cracking benefits!
Posted: 2 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
X4 Group
Salary: £45k - 55k per year
Posted: 5 hours ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
Executive Resource Group
Salary: £40000 - £47000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 7 hours ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum, Benefits car allowance, benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Erin Associates
Salary: £38000 - £42000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Southern Lights Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Venturi
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + company benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Broster Buchanan
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + bonus, holiday
Posted: 2 days ago