Period
to 16 January 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 January 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 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 11 11 6
Rank change year-on-year 0 -5 -3
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 1,429 1,571 1,805
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 14.58% 14.99% 17.46%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 50.37% 55.30% 58.81%
Number of salaries quoted 1,225 1,365 1,677
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.90% +2.67% -
10th Percentile £26,750 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £57,500 £54,153 £53,750
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%

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 2,837 2,841 3,069
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 28.95% 27.11% 29.69%
Number of salaries quoted 2,390 2,395 2,635
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £60,350 £60,000 £56,400
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

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 January 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 January 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 +1 429 £45,000 +12.50% 55
Coventry +4 247 £43,000 +4.24% 25
Staffordshire -1 229 £37,500 +2.74% 27
Warwickshire +8 205 £37,500 -6.25% 26
Solihull 0 69 £45,000 +20.00% 10
Worcestershire -4 60 £35,000 -4.76% 19
Wolverhampton +3 45 £40,000 +39.13% 12
Shropshire -17 25 £37,500 +7.14% 6
Herefordshire +3 23 £37,500 -9.64% 1
Walsall 0 17 £40,000 +6.67% 2
Halesowen -30 17 £37,500 +53.06%
Sutton Coldfield -5 14 £41,250 +58.65% 8
West Bromwich -2 9 £50,000 +25.00% 2
Dudley +13 6 £23,500 -26.56% 1
Smethwick +2 2 £50,000 +25.00%
Stourbridge 0 2 - - 2
Wednesbury - 1 £37,500 - 1
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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.

1 777 (54.37%) C#
2 773 (54.09%) .NET
3 708 (49.55%) SQL
4 565 (39.54%) Microsoft
5 503 (35.20%) ASP.NET
6 479 (33.52%) Agile Software Development
7 452 (31.63%) JavaScript
8 441 (30.86%) MVC
9 403 (28.20%) HTML
10 385 (26.94%) CSS
11 286 (20.01%) AngularJS
12 272 (19.03%) ASP.NET MVC
13 256 (17.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 251 (17.56%) Business Intelligence
15 241 (16.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 229 (16.03%) T-SQL
17 223 (15.61%) Windows
18 216 (15.12%) ASP.NET Web API
19 196 (13.72%) jQuery
19 196 (13.72%) TDD
20 188 (13.16%) Microsoft Azure
21 165 (11.55%) Web Development
22 163 (11.41%) Finance
23 151 (10.57%) SQL Server 2008
24 148 (10.36%) .NET Framework
25 146 (10.22%) Scrum
26 138 (9.66%) RESTful
27 134 (9.38%) Windows Server
28 125 (8.75%) SQL Server 2016
28 125 (8.75%) BDD

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 83 (5.81%) SharePoint
2 56 (3.92%) IIS
3 34 (2.38%) BizTalk Server
4 28 (1.96%) CMS
4 28 (1.96%) MS Exchange
5 27 (1.89%) Apache
6 20 (1.40%) Confluence
7 16 (1.12%) Tomcat
8 15 (1.05%) Apache Solr
8 15 (1.05%) Umbraco
9 12 (0.84%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 10 (0.70%) JBoss
11 9 (0.63%) SAS
12 7 (0.49%) Apache Spark
13 6 (0.42%) OpenEdge
13 6 (0.42%) SharePoint Server
13 6 (0.42%) WebLogic
14 5 (0.35%) SharePoint 2013
14 5 (0.35%) WebSphere
15 4 (0.28%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 68 (4.76%) Microsoft Excel
2 42 (2.94%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (0.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.42%) SPSS
5 5 (0.35%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.21%) Microsoft Project
7 2 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.070%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 25 (1.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (1.26%) Dynamics NAV
3 13 (0.91%) Dynamics AX
4 7 (0.49%) BPCS
5 5 (0.35%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 4 (0.28%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 4 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
7 3 (0.21%) Unit4 Business World
8 2 (0.14%) NetSuite
8 2 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
8 2 (0.14%) Sage 1000
8 2 (0.14%) Sage 500
8 2 (0.14%) SAP ERP
9 1 (0.070%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 188 (13.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 51 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
3 36 (2.52%) Office 365
4 25 (1.75%) SaaS
5 23 (1.61%) PaaS
6 22 (1.54%) IaaS
7 19 (1.33%) Azure Data Factory
8 12 (0.84%) GitHub
9 10 (0.70%) Bluemix
9 10 (0.70%) IBM Cloud
10 7 (0.49%) Google Analytics
11 6 (0.42%) Azure Machine Learning
11 6 (0.42%) Dynamics 365
11 6 (0.42%) Google Cloud Platform
12 5 (0.35%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
13 3 (0.21%) AWS CloudFormation
13 3 (0.21%) Force.com
14 2 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
14 2 (0.14%) Azure Active Directory
14 2 (0.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 43 (3.01%) Firewall
2 39 (2.73%) Internet
3 33 (2.31%) SAN
4 25 (1.75%) Hyperconnected
5 23 (1.61%) LAN
6 20 (1.40%) WAN
7 15 (1.05%) NetScaler
8 13 (0.91%) Extranet
8 13 (0.91%) SSL
9 11 (0.77%) DNS
9 11 (0.77%) IPsec
9 11 (0.77%) VoIP
9 11 (0.77%) VPN
10 8 (0.56%) AMQP
11 7 (0.49%) SMS
12 6 (0.42%) TCP/IP
13 5 (0.35%) CTI
14 4 (0.28%) Cisco IOS
15 3 (0.21%) Network Security
15 3 (0.21%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 256 (17.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 241 (16.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 151 (10.57%) SQL Server 2008
4 125 (8.75%) SQL Server 2016
5 121 (8.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 112 (7.84%) SQL Server 2012
7 103 (7.21%) MySQL
8 102 (7.14%) NoSQL
9 99 (6.93%) Data Warehouse
10 89 (6.23%) SQL Server 2014
11 84 (5.88%) Relational Database
12 82 (5.74%) Power BI
13 51 (3.57%) MongoDB
14 36 (2.52%) Oracle Database
15 34 (2.38%) Big Data
16 31 (2.17%) QlikView
17 30 (2.10%) Azure SQL Database
17 30 (2.10%) SQL Server 2005
18 20 (1.40%) BusinessObjects
18 20 (1.40%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 114 (7.98%) Visual Studio
2 70 (4.90%) Git (software)
3 57 (3.99%) Team Foundation Server
4 35 (2.45%) JIRA
5 32 (2.24%) Subversion
6 29 (2.03%) TeamCity
7 26 (1.82%) Octopus Deploy
8 21 (1.47%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 20 (1.40%) NuGet
10 18 (1.26%) JUnit
10 18 (1.26%) Selenium
11 12 (0.84%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 12 (0.84%) ClearQuest
11 12 (0.84%) Sonatype Nexus
12 11 (0.77%) Mocha
12 11 (0.77%) SpecFlow
13 10 (0.70%) JSUnit
14 8 (0.56%) Android Studio
14 8 (0.56%) Bitbucket
14 8 (0.56%) Jenkins
General
1 163 (11.41%) Finance
2 79 (5.53%) Retail
3 49 (3.43%) Marketing
4 42 (2.94%) Advertising
5 28 (1.96%) Manufacturing
6 22 (1.54%) Automotive
7 20 (1.40%) Games
8 19 (1.33%) Banking
9 16 (1.12%) Back Office
9 16 (1.12%) Telecoms
10 13 (0.91%) Music Industry
11 10 (0.70%) Electronics
12 8 (0.56%) Financial Institution
13 4 (0.28%) Legal
13 4 (0.28%) Publishing
14 2 (0.14%) French Language
14 2 (0.14%) German Language
15 1 (0.070%) Investment Banking
15 1 (0.070%) Law
15 1 (0.070%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 883 (61.79%) Developer
2 392 (27.43%) .NET Developer
3 319 (22.32%) C# Developer
4 225 (15.75%) C# .NET Developer
5 165 (11.55%) SQL Developer
6 161 (11.27%) Analyst
7 158 (11.06%) ASP.NET Developer
8 153 (10.71%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 119 (8.33%) Senior Developer
10 109 (7.63%) Software Developer
11 95 (6.65%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
12 87 (6.09%) DBA
13 84 (5.88%) Web Developer
14 77 (5.39%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 65 (4.55%) Junior
16 64 (4.48%) C# Software Developer
16 64 (4.48%) SQL DBA
17 60 (4.20%) Junior Developer
18 59 (4.13%) .NET Software Developer
18 59 (4.13%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 773 (54.09%) .NET
2 503 (35.20%) ASP.NET
3 403 (28.20%) HTML
4 385 (26.94%) CSS
5 286 (20.01%) AngularJS
6 272 (19.03%) ASP.NET MVC
7 216 (15.12%) ASP.NET Web API
8 196 (13.72%) jQuery
9 148 (10.36%) .NET Framework
10 138 (9.66%) RESTful
11 124 (8.68%) XML
12 123 (8.61%) Web Services
13 122 (8.54%) HTML5
14 114 (7.98%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 112 (7.84%) Entity Framework
16 106 (7.42%) ASP.NET MVC 5
17 99 (6.93%) KnockoutJS
18 93 (6.51%) CSS3
19 86 (6.02%) Node.js
20 77 (5.39%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 90 (6.30%) Analytical Skills
2 62 (4.34%) Computer Science
3 40 (2.80%) Greenfield Project
4 32 (2.24%) Clustering
5 30 (2.10%) Replication
6 28 (1.96%) Digital TV
7 22 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
7 22 (1.54%) Management Information System
8 21 (1.47%) Fintech
9 20 (1.40%) Algorithms
9 20 (1.40%) User Experience
10 16 (1.12%) BBC
10 16 (1.12%) iPad
10 16 (1.12%) Robotics
11 14 (0.98%) Mobile App
12 12 (0.84%) Data Centre
12 12 (0.84%) Online Games
13 10 (0.70%) Virtual Team
14 7 (0.49%) Data Structures
14 7 (0.49%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 223 (15.61%) Windows
2 134 (9.38%) Windows Server
3 70 (4.90%) Linux
4 44 (3.08%) Windows Server 2008
5 39 (2.73%) Windows Server 2012
6 29 (2.03%) Android
7 25 (1.75%) Unix
7 25 (1.75%) Windows Server 2003
8 17 (1.19%) Apple iOS
9 10 (0.70%) CentOS
10 9 (0.63%) Windows 10
10 9 (0.63%) Windows Vista
11 8 (0.56%) Windows XP
12 7 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 7 (0.49%) Windows 7
13 3 (0.21%) AIX
14 2 (0.14%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.14%) Windows 8
15 1 (0.070%) Debian
15 1 (0.070%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 479 (33.52%) Agile Software Development
2 441 (30.86%) MVC
3 251 (17.56%) Business Intelligence
4 196 (13.72%) TDD
5 165 (11.55%) Web Development
6 146 (10.22%) Scrum
7 125 (8.75%) BDD
8 97 (6.79%) Web Application Development
9 96 (6.72%) SDLC
10 95 (6.65%) Software Engineering
11 93 (6.51%) Mentoring
12 89 (6.23%) ETL
13 88 (6.16%) ITIL
14 85 (5.95%) OO
15 82 (5.74%) Project Management
16 79 (5.53%) CRM
17 76 (5.32%) Test Automation
18 68 (4.76%) E-Commerce
19 65 (4.55%) Continuous Integration
20 62 (4.34%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 777 (54.37%) C#
2 708 (49.55%) SQL
3 452 (31.63%) JavaScript
4 229 (16.03%) T-SQL
5 106 (7.42%) VB.NET
6 103 (7.21%) Java
7 65 (4.55%) PowerShell
8 52 (3.64%) C++
9 48 (3.36%) PHP
10 35 (2.45%) PL/SQL
10 35 (2.45%) Ruby
10 35 (2.45%) VB
11 22 (1.54%) C
12 21 (1.47%) Python
13 18 (1.26%) VBA
14 17 (1.19%) XPath
15 14 (0.98%) Shell Script
16 12 (0.84%) VB6
17 10 (0.70%) F#
18 9 (0.63%) R
Qualifications
1 120 (8.40%) Degree
2 55 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
3 52 (3.64%) Computer Science Degree
4 19 (1.33%) Cisco Certification
5 18 (1.26%) MCSA
6 17 (1.19%) CCNA
6 17 (1.19%) MCSE
7 12 (0.84%) Security Cleared
8 10 (0.70%) ISEB
9 8 (0.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 7 (0.49%) MCSD
11 6 (0.42%) HND
11 6 (0.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 5 (0.35%) MCP
13 4 (0.28%) CCENT
14 3 (0.21%) ISTQB
14 3 (0.21%) MCTS
14 3 (0.21%) SC Cleared
15 2 (0.14%) ITIL Certification
15 2 (0.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (2.66%) QA
2 22 (1.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 19 (1.33%) SLA
4 13 (0.91%) Data Quality
5 11 (0.77%) COBIT
6 4 (0.28%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.21%) PMO
8 2 (0.14%) GDPR
9 1 (0.070%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.070%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.070%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 56 (3.92%) Active Directory
2 45 (3.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (1.89%) VMware ESXi
4 22 (1.54%) Hyper-V
5 18 (1.26%) Virtual Machines
6 16 (1.12%) Docker
7 14 (0.98%) vSphere
8 7 (0.49%) Oracle RAC
9 4 (0.28%) HDFS
9 4 (0.28%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (0.28%) XenApp
10 2 (0.14%) Squid
11 1 (0.070%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 1 (0.070%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.070%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.070%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.070%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.070%) Xen
Systems Management
1 30 (2.10%) Puppet
2 21 (1.47%) Ansible
3 10 (0.70%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (0.70%) SCCM
3 10 (0.70%) vCenter Server
4 8 (0.56%) Oracle RMAN
4 8 (0.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 7 (0.49%) SCOM
6 6 (0.42%) Microsoft Clustering
6 6 (0.42%) WSUS
7 5 (0.35%) Marathon
7 5 (0.35%) Oozie
7 5 (0.35%) Packer
8 4 (0.28%) SCOrch
9 3 (0.21%) Data Guard
9 3 (0.21%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
9 3 (0.21%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 3 (0.21%) SCVMM
10 2 (0.14%) Nagios
10 2 (0.14%) Terraform
Vendors
1 565 (39.54%) Microsoft
2 120 (8.40%) Oracle
3 62 (4.34%) VMware
4 36 (2.52%) IBM
5 30 (2.10%) Google
5 30 (2.10%) Tableau
6 24 (1.68%) Cisco
6 24 (1.68%) SAP
7 22 (1.54%) Cognos
8 18 (1.26%) BMC
8 18 (1.26%) Citrix
8 18 (1.26%) Xamarin
9 16 (1.12%) Atlassian
10 15 (1.05%) Informatica
10 15 (1.05%) Red Hat
10 15 (1.05%) Telerik
11 12 (0.84%) CollabNet
11 12 (0.84%) Serena
11 12 (0.84%) Sonatype
12 11 (0.77%) Capita