Period
to 17 October 2017

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 17 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
17 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 12 11 4
Rank change year-on-year -1 -7 -1
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 1530 1750 2116
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 15.45% 14.82% 19.11%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 51.72% 55.26% 63.87%
Number of salaries quoted 1368 1474 2002
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £23,075 £24,000
90th Percentile £57,500 £52,500 £52,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 2958 3167 3313
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 29.86% 26.82% 29.93%
Number of salaries quoted 2588 2634 2904
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £26,000 £22,750 £24,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £58,750 £55,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% 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 17 October 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 6 months to 17 October 2017. 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 +4 513 £42,500 +13.33% 27
Staffordshire -1 249 £37,500 +7.14% 28
Warwickshire +5 242 £36,500 -8.75% 17
Coventry +4 240 £42,500 +6.25% 10
Worcestershire -9 66 £33,000 -8.33% 8
Solihull +4 54 £42,500 +13.33% 4
Shropshire -24 34 £47,500 +46.15% 2
Halesowen -9 26 £33,750 -10.00% 2
Herefordshire +10 18 £37,500 -14.77%
West Bromwich +4 17 £50,000 +44.93%
Sutton Coldfield -1 13 £45,000 +78.22% 1
Walsall -2 12 £40,000 +14.29%
Wolverhampton -18 6 £40,000 +15.94% 6
Dudley +12 3 £30,000 -6.25%
Brierley Hill +1 1 £40,000 -5.88%
Stourbridge +1 1 £30,000 -25.00% 1
Smethwick 0 1 - -
Wednesbury -3 1 £37,500 +15.38%
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 17 October 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.

1 916 (59.87%) C#
2 914 (59.74%) .NET
3 777 (50.78%) SQL
4 579 (37.84%) Microsoft
5 575 (37.58%) ASP.NET
6 532 (34.77%) Agile Software Development
7 531 (34.71%) MVC
8 529 (34.58%) JavaScript
9 470 (30.72%) HTML
10 438 (28.63%) CSS
11 355 (23.20%) AngularJS
12 330 (21.57%) ASP.NET MVC
13 290 (18.95%) T-SQL
14 280 (18.30%) TDD
15 264 (17.25%) ASP.NET Web API
16 242 (15.82%) Microsoft Azure
17 239 (15.62%) Business Intelligence
18 230 (15.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 227 (14.84%) jQuery
20 223 (14.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
21 215 (14.05%) Windows
22 189 (12.35%) SQL Server 2008
23 178 (11.63%) Web Development
23 178 (11.63%) .NET Framework
24 166 (10.85%) Scrum
25 164 (10.72%) Oracle
26 163 (10.65%) Degree
26 163 (10.65%) BDD
27 153 (10.00%) Finance
28 137 (8.95%) VB.NET

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 79 (5.16%) IIS
2 67 (4.38%) SharePoint
3 41 (2.68%) CMS
4 26 (1.70%) Apache
4 26 (1.70%) Tomcat
5 25 (1.63%) MS Exchange
6 17 (1.11%) BizTalk Server
7 15 (0.98%) Confluence
8 14 (0.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 14 (0.92%) SharePoint 2013
8 14 (0.92%) WebLogic
9 12 (0.78%) JBoss
10 11 (0.72%) Umbraco
11 10 (0.65%) SAS
11 10 (0.65%) Sitecore CMS
12 9 (0.59%) EPiServer
12 9 (0.59%) WordPress
13 8 (0.52%) Apache Spark
14 7 (0.46%) Documentum
15 6 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 63 (4.12%) Microsoft Office
2 51 (3.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 18 (1.18%) SPSS
4 3 (0.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.20%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.13%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.065%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.065%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 24 (1.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.72%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 7 (0.46%) Dynamics AX
4 6 (0.39%) BPCS
4 6 (0.39%) Oracle BPM
5 4 (0.26%) assyst
5 4 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
6 3 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
6 3 (0.20%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 2 (0.13%) Magento
7 2 (0.13%) NetSuite
8 1 (0.065%) Dynamics GP
8 1 (0.065%) Oracle Assets
8 1 (0.065%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.065%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 242 (15.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 76 (4.97%) Amazon AWS
3 39 (2.55%) SaaS
4 26 (1.70%) Azure Data Factory
5 25 (1.63%) PaaS
6 24 (1.57%) IaaS
6 24 (1.57%) Office 365
7 20 (1.31%) GitHub
8 18 (1.18%) Azure Machine Learning
9 16 (1.05%) Bluemix
9 16 (1.05%) IBM Cloud
10 7 (0.46%) Azure Active Directory
10 7 (0.46%) Dynamics 365
11 6 (0.39%) Google Analytics
12 5 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
13 3 (0.20%) Force.com
14 2 (0.13%) Google Cloud Platform
15 1 (0.065%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
Communications & Networking
1 50 (3.27%) Internet
2 24 (1.57%) LAN
3 23 (1.50%) Firewall
3 23 (1.50%) SAN
3 23 (1.50%) WAN
4 22 (1.44%) Hyperconnected
5 19 (1.24%) TCP/IP
6 18 (1.18%) DNS
7 15 (0.98%) DHCP
7 15 (0.98%) NetScaler
7 15 (0.98%) VPN
8 12 (0.78%) Extranet
8 12 (0.78%) VoIP
9 8 (0.52%) Wi-Fi
10 7 (0.46%) Broadband
10 7 (0.46%) SMS
11 6 (0.39%) HTTP
11 6 (0.39%) IPsec
11 6 (0.39%) Skype
11 6 (0.39%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 230 (15.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 223 (14.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 189 (12.35%) SQL Server 2008
4 133 (8.69%) SQL Server 2016
5 129 (8.43%) MySQL
6 120 (7.84%) SQL Server 2012
7 119 (7.78%) NoSQL
8 109 (7.12%) SQL Server 2014
9 105 (6.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 96 (6.27%) Data Warehouse
11 89 (5.82%) Relational Database
12 82 (5.36%) Power BI
13 69 (4.51%) MongoDB
14 48 (3.14%) SQL Server 2005
15 39 (2.55%) Oracle Database
16 37 (2.42%) Big Data
17 35 (2.29%) QlikView
18 28 (1.83%) RDBMS
19 19 (1.24%) DataStage
19 19 (1.24%) DB2
Development Applications
1 125 (8.17%) Visual Studio
2 104 (6.80%) Git (software)
3 97 (6.34%) Team Foundation Server
4 36 (2.35%) TeamCity
5 35 (2.29%) Subversion
6 31 (2.03%) Octopus Deploy
7 26 (1.70%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 25 (1.63%) JIRA
8 25 (1.63%) JUnit
9 23 (1.50%) Selenium
10 22 (1.44%) NuGet
11 21 (1.37%) Jenkins
12 19 (1.24%) TestNG
13 15 (0.98%) JSUnit
14 13 (0.85%) NUnit
14 13 (0.85%) SpecFlow
14 13 (0.85%) WebDriver
15 12 (0.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 12 (0.78%) ClearQuest
15 12 (0.78%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 153 (10.00%) Finance
2 58 (3.79%) Retail
3 51 (3.33%) Marketing
4 36 (2.35%) Automotive
5 33 (2.16%) Games
6 29 (1.90%) Legal
7 28 (1.83%) Advertising
8 23 (1.50%) Electronics
9 22 (1.44%) Music Industry
10 19 (1.24%) Banking
11 16 (1.05%) Back Office
12 15 (0.98%) Telecoms
13 12 (0.78%) Law
14 9 (0.59%) Manufacturing
15 6 (0.39%) Financial Institution
16 5 (0.33%) Publishing
17 1 (0.065%) Local Government
17 1 (0.065%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 979 (63.99%) Developer
2 477 (31.18%) .NET Developer
3 392 (25.62%) C# Developer
4 266 (17.39%) C# .NET Developer
5 183 (11.96%) ASP.NET Developer
6 174 (11.37%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 171 (11.18%) SQL Developer
8 170 (11.11%) Software Developer
9 163 (10.65%) Senior Developer
10 126 (8.24%) Analyst
11 113 (7.39%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
12 111 (7.25%) DBA
13 104 (6.80%) C# Software Developer
14 90 (5.88%) .NET Software Developer
15 89 (5.82%) Junior
16 86 (5.62%) SQL DBA
17 82 (5.36%) Web Developer
18 77 (5.03%) Junior Developer
19 75 (4.90%) Full Stack Developer
19 75 (4.90%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 914 (59.74%) .NET
2 575 (37.58%) ASP.NET
3 470 (30.72%) HTML
4 438 (28.63%) CSS
5 355 (23.20%) AngularJS
6 330 (21.57%) ASP.NET MVC
7 264 (17.25%) ASP.NET Web API
8 227 (14.84%) jQuery
9 178 (11.63%) .NET Framework
10 137 (8.95%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 136 (8.89%) XML
12 133 (8.69%) Web Services
13 132 (8.63%) RESTful
14 125 (8.17%) HTML5
15 123 (8.04%) Entity Framework
15 123 (8.04%) Node.js
16 115 (7.52%) WCF
17 106 (6.93%) ASP.NET MVC 5
18 104 (6.80%) KnockoutJS
19 87 (5.69%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 113 (7.39%) Analytical Skills
2 90 (5.88%) Computer Science
3 71 (4.64%) Greenfield Project
4 40 (2.61%) User Experience
5 36 (2.35%) Replication
6 34 (2.22%) Algorithms
7 31 (2.03%) Mobile App
8 24 (1.57%) Digital TV
9 22 (1.44%) Clustering
10 20 (1.31%) BBC
11 19 (1.24%) Enterprise Software
12 18 (1.18%) Management Information System
13 17 (1.11%) Data Centre
13 17 (1.11%) iPad
14 16 (1.05%) Robotics
15 14 (0.92%) Online Games
16 12 (0.78%) Fintech
16 12 (0.78%) Mainframe
17 10 (0.65%) Virtual Team
18 9 (0.59%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 215 (14.05%) Windows
2 126 (8.24%) Windows Server
3 74 (4.84%) Linux
4 48 (3.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 40 (2.61%) Windows Server 2012
6 33 (2.16%) Android
7 31 (2.03%) Apple iOS
8 23 (1.50%) Unix
9 17 (1.11%) Windows 7
10 9 (0.59%) Windows Phone
11 8 (0.52%) CentOS
12 7 (0.46%) Windows 10
12 7 (0.46%) Windows Phone 8
12 7 (0.46%) Windows Server 2003
13 5 (0.33%) AIX
13 5 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.13%) Windows Mobile
15 1 (0.065%) Debian
15 1 (0.065%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.065%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 532 (34.77%) Agile Software Development
2 531 (34.71%) MVC
3 280 (18.30%) TDD
4 239 (15.62%) Business Intelligence
5 178 (11.63%) Web Development
6 166 (10.85%) Scrum
7 163 (10.65%) BDD
8 128 (8.37%) Mentoring
9 114 (7.45%) SDLC
9 114 (7.45%) Web Application Development
10 113 (7.39%) OO
11 107 (6.99%) Software Engineering
12 99 (6.47%) Continuous Integration
13 93 (6.08%) ETL
14 87 (5.69%) ITIL
14 87 (5.69%) Test Automation
15 86 (5.62%) Project Management
16 79 (5.16%) Analytics
17 74 (4.84%) E-Commerce
18 67 (4.38%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 916 (59.87%) C#
2 777 (50.78%) SQL
3 529 (34.58%) JavaScript
4 290 (18.95%) T-SQL
5 137 (8.95%) VB.NET
6 122 (7.97%) Java
7 68 (4.44%) PowerShell
8 59 (3.86%) Ruby
9 50 (3.27%) PHP
10 43 (2.81%) VB
11 35 (2.29%) C++
12 32 (2.09%) XPath
13 20 (1.31%) PL/SQL
13 20 (1.31%) Python
14 17 (1.11%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 17 (1.11%) R
15 16 (1.05%) C
16 15 (0.98%) Bash Shell
16 15 (0.98%) F#
16 15 (0.98%) VBA
Qualifications
1 163 (10.65%) Degree
2 76 (4.97%) Microsoft Certification
3 70 (4.58%) Computer Science Degree
4 16 (1.05%) ISEB
4 16 (1.05%) MCSA
4 16 (1.05%) Security Cleared
5 14 (0.92%) MCSE
6 13 (0.85%) MCSD
7 12 (0.78%) HND
8 11 (0.72%) CCNA
8 11 (0.72%) Cisco Certification
8 11 (0.72%) GNVQ
9 6 (0.39%) ISTQB
9 6 (0.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 5 (0.33%) MCPD
10 5 (0.33%) MCTS
10 5 (0.33%) PMI Certification
10 5 (0.33%) PMP
11 4 (0.26%) PhD
11 4 (0.26%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (3.01%) QA
2 25 (1.63%) SLA
3 15 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 13 (0.85%) Data Quality
5 7 (0.46%) Disclosure Scotland
6 6 (0.39%) COBIT
7 2 (0.13%) PMO
7 2 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.065%) GDPR
8 1 (0.065%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.065%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.065%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 59 (3.86%) Active Directory
2 39 (2.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (1.18%) Virtual Machines
4 16 (1.05%) VMware ESXi
5 15 (0.98%) vSphere
6 14 (0.92%) Hyper-V
7 13 (0.85%) Docker
8 9 (0.59%) Microsoft App-V
9 7 (0.46%) Oracle RAC
9 7 (0.46%) Terminal Server
10 4 (0.26%) VMware Workstation
10 4 (0.26%) XenApp
11 1 (0.065%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 1 (0.065%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 35 (2.29%) Puppet
2 19 (1.24%) Ansible
3 18 (1.18%) SCOM
4 11 (0.72%) SCCM
5 8 (0.52%) Opscode Chef
5 8 (0.52%) Oracle RMAN
6 7 (0.46%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 7 (0.46%) vCenter Server
6 7 (0.46%) ZABBIX
7 6 (0.39%) SCOrch
7 6 (0.39%) SCVMM
8 5 (0.33%) Business Desktop Deployment
8 5 (0.33%) Marathon
8 5 (0.33%) NetBackup
8 5 (0.33%) Oozie
9 4 (0.26%) Nagios
10 3 (0.20%) Data Guard
10 3 (0.20%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
10 3 (0.20%) Kibana
11 2 (0.13%) WSUS
Vendors
1 579 (37.84%) Microsoft
2 164 (10.72%) Oracle
3 59 (3.86%) IBM
4 53 (3.46%) VMware
5 39 (2.55%) Tableau
6 38 (2.48%) Cognos
7 30 (1.96%) Google
8 26 (1.70%) Cisco
9 25 (1.63%) SAP
10 20 (1.31%) BMC
11 18 (1.18%) Xamarin
12 15 (0.98%) EMC
13 14 (0.92%) Atlassian
13 14 (0.92%) Citrix
13 14 (0.92%) Juniper
14 12 (0.78%) CollabNet
14 12 (0.78%) Red Hat
14 12 (0.78%) Serena
14 12 (0.78%) Sitecore
14 12 (0.78%) Sonatype