Period
to 24 October 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 24 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
24 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 11 13 11
Rank change year-on-year +2 -2 +1
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 340 857 1,120
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands 12.96% 11.81% 12.96%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 42.98% 47.69% 49.73%
Number of salaries quoted 299 845 1,064
Median annual salary £42,500 £44,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.41% +10.00% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £26,250 £27,000
90th Percentile £61,500 £62,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

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 791 1,797 2,252
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 30.16% 24.76% 26.06%
Number of salaries quoted 636 1,566 1,818
Median annual salary £47,500 £43,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.47% +1.18% +6.25%
10th Percentile £31,250 £26,250 £27,175
90th Percentile £68,750 £63,750 £65,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 -4 90 £48,500 +10.23% 31
Coventry +5 67 £42,500 -10.53% 13
Staffordshire +3 62 £40,000 - 15
Warwickshire +19 54 £42,500 - 8
Solihull -4 14 £45,000 -14.29% 3
Shropshire +12 13 £50,000 +73.91% 3
Herefordshire 0 9 £45,000 -10.00% 3
Worcestershire -15 7 £34,000 -24.44% 7
Wolverhampton -4 5 £35,000 +27.27% 6
West Bromwich +5 2 £40,000 +63.27%
Walsall -5 2 £40,000 +2.56% 1
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

1 201 (59.12%) SQL
2 170 (50.00%) .NET
3 168 (49.41%) Microsoft
4 145 (42.65%) C#
5 143 (42.06%) Azure
6 132 (38.82%) Agile Software Development
7 118 (34.71%) JavaScript
8 107 (31.47%) MVC
9 94 (27.65%) T-SQL
10 87 (25.59%) ASP.NET
10 87 (25.59%) DevOps
11 81 (23.82%) HTML
12 76 (22.35%) CSS
13 64 (18.82%) ASP.NET MVC
14 63 (18.53%) Business Intelligence
15 61 (17.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 61 (17.94%) AngularJS
16 60 (17.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 60 (17.65%) jQuery
17 59 (17.35%) Git (software)
18 58 (17.06%) .NET Framework
19 55 (16.18%) Power Platform
20 54 (15.88%) ASP.NET Web API
20 54 (15.88%) Windows
21 52 (15.29%) .NET Core
22 45 (13.24%) Power BI
23 43 (12.65%) TDD
23 43 (12.65%) Data Warehouse
24 42 (12.35%) PowerShell
25 40 (11.76%) AWS

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 31 (9.12%) IIS
2 13 (3.82%) WebSphere
3 12 (3.53%) Confluence
4 8 (2.35%) SharePoint
5 7 (2.06%) CMS
5 7 (2.06%) GlassFish
5 7 (2.06%) JBoss
6 5 (1.47%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (1.18%) Sitefinity
8 3 (0.88%) MS Exchange
8 3 (0.88%) Umbraco
9 2 (0.59%) NetWeaver
9 2 (0.59%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.59%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.29%) ArcGIS
10 1 (0.29%) Skype for Business
10 1 (0.29%) Tomcat
Applications
1 13 (3.82%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (1.47%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.29%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 14 (4.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (2.35%) Dynamics NAV
3 7 (2.06%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 5 (1.47%) Oracle BPM
5 3 (0.88%) Magento
6 2 (0.59%) Line 500
6 2 (0.59%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.29%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.29%) JDE EnterpriseOne
7 1 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 143 (42.06%) Azure
2 55 (16.18%) Power Platform
3 40 (11.76%) AWS
4 26 (7.65%) GitHub
5 23 (6.76%) Dynamics 365
6 16 (4.71%) Office 365
7 14 (4.12%) IaaS
8 13 (3.82%) PaaS
9 11 (3.24%) Amazon EC2
9 11 (3.24%) SaaS
10 10 (2.94%) npm
10 10 (2.94%) PowerApps
11 9 (2.65%) Serverless
12 7 (2.06%) Azure Data Factory
13 6 (1.76%) OpenShift
14 5 (1.47%) Amazon S3
15 4 (1.18%) Amazon ELB
15 4 (1.18%) AWS CloudFormation
15 4 (1.18%) AWS Lambda
15 4 (1.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 14 (4.12%) Firewall
2 13 (3.82%) Internet
3 11 (3.24%) SAN
4 6 (1.76%) AMQP
4 6 (1.76%) Broadband
4 6 (1.76%) TCP/IP
4 6 (1.76%) VPN
5 5 (1.47%) Intranet
5 5 (1.47%) LAN
6 4 (1.18%) DNS
6 4 (1.18%) WAN
6 4 (1.18%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (0.88%) DHCP
7 3 (0.88%) VLAN
8 2 (0.59%) IPv4
8 2 (0.59%) Network Security
8 2 (0.59%) Remote Desktop
9 1 (0.29%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (17.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 60 (17.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 45 (13.24%) Power BI
4 43 (12.65%) Data Warehouse
5 35 (10.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 24 (7.06%) Azure SQL Database
7 19 (5.59%) MySQL
7 19 (5.59%) Relational Database
8 18 (5.29%) NoSQL
9 16 (4.71%) SQL Server 2012
10 14 (4.12%) BusinessObjects
11 13 (3.82%) Data Lake
12 12 (3.53%) Crystal Reports
12 12 (3.53%) OLTP
12 12 (3.53%) PostgreSQL
12 12 (3.53%) Redis
13 11 (3.24%) Amazon RDS
13 11 (3.24%) MongoDB
13 11 (3.24%) SQL Server 2014
14 10 (2.94%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 59 (17.35%) Git (software)
2 35 (10.29%) Visual Studio
3 31 (9.12%) JIRA
4 29 (8.53%) Jenkins
5 20 (5.88%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 17 (5.00%) Bitbucket
7 10 (2.94%) GitLab
7 10 (2.94%) TeamCity
8 9 (2.65%) Team Foundation Server
9 8 (2.35%) Artifactory
9 8 (2.35%) gulp
9 8 (2.35%) jspm
9 8 (2.35%) Subversion
10 7 (2.06%) Apache Archiva
10 7 (2.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 7 (2.06%) JUnit
10 7 (2.06%) MSTest
10 7 (2.06%) NUnit
10 7 (2.06%) Selenium
10 7 (2.06%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 38 (11.18%) Finance
2 22 (6.47%) Back Office
3 13 (3.82%) Marketing
3 13 (3.82%) Retail
4 9 (2.65%) Aerospace
4 9 (2.65%) Digital Economy
4 9 (2.65%) Law
4 9 (2.65%) Public Sector
5 4 (1.18%) Games
6 3 (0.88%) Legal
7 2 (0.59%) Automotive
7 2 (0.59%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.59%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.29%) Banking
8 1 (0.29%) Billing
8 1 (0.29%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 180 (52.94%) Developer
2 76 (22.35%) .NET Developer
3 51 (15.00%) Senior Developer
3 51 (15.00%) Software Developer
4 37 (10.88%) C# Developer
5 32 (9.41%) Analyst
6 30 (8.82%) Full Stack Developer
6 30 (8.82%) SQL Developer
7 29 (8.53%) .NET Software Developer
8 25 (7.35%) C# .NET Developer
9 23 (6.76%) C# Software Developer
10 21 (6.18%) Senior .NET Developer
11 20 (5.88%) Architect
12 18 (5.29%) Angular Developer
13 17 (5.00%) DevOps Engineer
14 16 (4.71%) Senior Software Developer
15 14 (4.12%) Business Intelligence Developer
16 13 (3.82%) Junior
16 13 (3.82%) Software Engineer
17 11 (3.24%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 170 (50.00%) .NET
2 87 (25.59%) ASP.NET
3 81 (23.82%) HTML
4 76 (22.35%) CSS
5 64 (18.82%) ASP.NET MVC
6 61 (17.94%) AngularJS
7 60 (17.65%) jQuery
8 58 (17.06%) .NET Framework
9 54 (15.88%) ASP.NET Web API
10 52 (15.29%) .NET Core
11 38 (11.18%) REST
12 34 (10.00%) Entity Framework
13 32 (9.41%) React
14 25 (7.35%) Spring
15 23 (6.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 22 (6.47%) Web Services
17 21 (6.18%) JSON
18 19 (5.59%) Ajax
18 19 (5.59%) HTML5
18 19 (5.59%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 29 (8.53%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (4.41%) Greenfield Project
3 10 (2.94%) Data Centre
4 9 (2.65%) Public Cloud
5 8 (2.35%) Clustering
5 8 (2.35%) Self-Motivation
6 7 (2.06%) AS400
6 7 (2.06%) User Experience
7 6 (1.76%) Cloud Native
7 6 (1.76%) DataPower
7 6 (1.76%) Linux Command Line
7 6 (1.76%) Private Cloud
8 5 (1.47%) Mobile App
9 4 (1.18%) Blog
9 4 (1.18%) Management Information System
9 4 (1.18%) Social Media
9 4 (1.18%) Virtual Team
10 3 (0.88%) IBM Mainframe
10 3 (0.88%) PKI
10 3 (0.88%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 54 (15.88%) Windows
2 30 (8.82%) Windows Server
3 18 (5.29%) Linux
4 10 (2.94%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (1.76%) Windows Server 2016
6 5 (1.47%) Android
7 3 (0.88%) Apple iOS
7 3 (0.88%) Unix
7 3 (0.88%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.59%) AIX
8 2 (0.59%) HPUX
8 2 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.59%) Solaris
8 2 (0.59%) Windows Server 2019
9 1 (0.29%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (38.82%) Agile Software Development
2 107 (31.47%) MVC
3 87 (25.59%) DevOps
4 63 (18.53%) Business Intelligence
5 43 (12.65%) TDD
6 33 (9.71%) Microservices
7 32 (9.41%) ITIL
8 31 (9.12%) Software Engineering
9 30 (8.82%) Visualisation
10 29 (8.53%) Test Automation
11 28 (8.24%) ETL
12 26 (7.65%) Continuous Integration
13 25 (7.35%) Data Visualisation
13 25 (7.35%) Web Development
14 23 (6.76%) Problem-Solving
15 22 (6.47%) Data Modelling
15 22 (6.47%) Migration
16 21 (6.18%) Performance Tuning
16 21 (6.18%) SOLID
17 20 (5.88%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 201 (59.12%) SQL
2 145 (42.65%) C#
3 118 (34.71%) JavaScript
4 94 (27.65%) T-SQL
5 42 (12.35%) PowerShell
6 30 (8.82%) Java
7 21 (6.18%) Python
8 19 (5.59%) VB.NET
9 18 (5.29%) TypeScript
10 11 (3.24%) PL/SQL
11 8 (2.35%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 8 (2.35%) PHP
12 7 (2.06%) Java 8
13 6 (1.76%) VB
13 6 (1.76%) VBScript
14 4 (1.18%) R
15 3 (0.88%) C++
15 3 (0.88%) Go
15 3 (0.88%) Perl
15 3 (0.88%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 22 (6.47%) Degree
2 21 (6.18%) Security Cleared
3 20 (5.88%) SC Cleared
4 10 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (1.47%) MCSE
6 4 (1.18%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (1.18%) ISTQB
6 4 (1.18%) MCSA
7 3 (0.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (0.88%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (0.59%) CompTIA Security+
8 2 (0.59%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.59%) Network+ Certification
9 1 (0.29%) CCNA
9 1 (0.29%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.29%) ISEB
9 1 (0.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.12%) GDPR
2 12 (3.53%) QA
3 9 (2.65%) Data Quality
4 4 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (1.18%) SLA
5 2 (0.59%) IFRS
5 2 (0.59%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.29%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.29%) IFRS 9
6 1 (0.29%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 34 (10.00%) Docker
2 25 (7.35%) Active Directory
3 19 (5.59%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (2.65%) vSphere
5 7 (2.06%) Hyper-V
6 4 (1.18%) XenApp
7 2 (0.59%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 17 (5.00%) Terraform
2 15 (4.41%) Kubernetes
3 14 (4.12%) Ansible
4 8 (2.35%) MIIS
4 8 (2.35%) Single Sign-On
5 7 (2.06%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (2.06%) SCCM
6 6 (1.76%) Microsoft Clustering
7 5 (1.47%) Puppet
8 4 (1.18%) Packer
9 2 (0.59%) Failover Clustering
9 2 (0.59%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 2 (0.59%) Simpana
10 1 (0.29%) ITRS Geneos
10 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Intune
10 1 (0.29%) OPNET
10 1 (0.29%) SCOM
Vendors
1 168 (49.41%) Microsoft
2 40 (11.76%) Oracle
3 24 (7.06%) VMware
4 22 (6.47%) IBM
5 15 (4.41%) SAP
6 11 (3.24%) Cisco
7 8 (2.35%) Citrix
7 8 (2.35%) Red Hat
8 7 (2.06%) SolarWinds
9 6 (1.76%) HubSpot
9 6 (1.76%) ServiceNow
9 6 (1.76%) Xamarin
10 4 (1.18%) AppDynamics
10 4 (1.18%) CommVault
10 4 (1.18%) Databricks
10 4 (1.18%) MuleSoft
10 4 (1.18%) Telerik
11 3 (0.88%) JDA
11 3 (0.88%) NetApp
11 3 (0.88%) Veeam