Period
to 24 January 2021

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 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
24 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 16 12 12
Rank change year-on-year -4 0 -1
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 352 772 956
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands 10.04% 11.47% 12.22%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 40.79% 45.09% 49.23%
Number of salaries quoted 348 748 873
Median annual salary £42,500 £44,750 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.03% +11.88% -
10th Percentile £32,000 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £61,600 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +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 863 1,712 1,942
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 24.61% 25.44% 24.82%
Number of salaries quoted 692 1,510 1,558
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £73,750 £67,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
% 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 January 2021.

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 January 2021. 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 -4 127 £55,000 +24.29% 39
Coventry +4 82 £42,500 -11.46% 10
Staffordshire +2 49 £40,000 - 24
Warwickshire +5 29 £37,500 -13.29% 9
Solihull +10 14 £42,500 -10.53% 3
Wolverhampton -3 12 £45,000 +38.46% 8
Worcestershire -27 8 £35,750 -20.56% 10
Herefordshire -5 6 £50,000 - 5
Walsall -5 4 £37,500 -5.06% 2
Shropshire -13 3 - - 7
West Bromwich +5 2 £40,000 +6.67%
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 24 January 2021, 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.

1 210 (59.66%) SQL
2 182 (51.70%) Microsoft
3 172 (48.86%) Azure
4 170 (48.30%) .NET
5 146 (41.48%) C#
6 140 (39.77%) Agile Software Development
7 128 (36.36%) JavaScript
8 94 (26.70%) DevOps
9 91 (25.85%) MVC
10 89 (25.28%) CSS
11 85 (24.15%) Windows
12 81 (23.01%) HTML
13 80 (22.73%) AngularJS
14 74 (21.02%) .NET Framework
15 71 (20.17%) T-SQL
16 70 (19.89%) ASP.NET
17 60 (17.05%) Business Intelligence
17 60 (17.05%) AWS
18 59 (16.76%) jQuery
18 59 (16.76%) .NET Core
19 56 (15.91%) IIS
20 54 (15.34%) ASP.NET MVC
21 50 (14.20%) Windows Server
21 50 (14.20%) ASP.NET Web API
22 49 (13.92%) Microservices
22 49 (13.92%) Entity Framework
22 49 (13.92%) Finance
23 48 (13.64%) Docker
24 46 (13.07%) PowerShell
25 45 (12.78%) Power Platform

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 56 (15.91%) IIS
2 16 (4.55%) Confluence
3 13 (3.69%) WebSphere
4 10 (2.84%) BizTalk Server
4 10 (2.84%) SharePoint
5 8 (2.27%) CMS
6 7 (1.99%) GlassFish
6 7 (1.99%) JBoss
7 5 (1.42%) MS Exchange
8 4 (1.14%) IBM Notes
8 4 (1.14%) Umbraco
9 3 (0.85%) Apache
10 2 (0.57%) Apache Spark
10 2 (0.57%) Apache Synapse
10 2 (0.57%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (0.57%) Sitefinity
11 1 (0.28%) ArcGIS
11 1 (0.28%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.28%) NServiceBus
11 1 (0.28%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 24 (6.82%) Microsoft Excel
2 18 (5.11%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (1.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (1.14%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.85%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.28%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 14 (3.98%) Dynamics NAV
2 7 (1.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.99%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 7 (1.99%) Oracle BPM
3 4 (1.14%) Bond Adapt
3 4 (1.14%) Magento
4 3 (0.85%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 2 (0.57%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.57%) Sage 50
6 1 (0.28%) JDE EnterpriseOne
6 1 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 172 (48.86%) Azure
2 60 (17.05%) AWS
3 45 (12.78%) Power Platform
4 39 (11.08%) GitHub
5 22 (6.25%) Dynamics 365
6 21 (5.97%) Office 365
7 17 (4.83%) IaaS
7 17 (4.83%) PaaS
8 13 (3.69%) npm
9 10 (2.84%) Amazon EC2
9 10 (2.84%) SaaS
10 9 (2.56%) Azure Data Factory
10 9 (2.56%) Serverless
11 8 (2.27%) Power Automate
12 7 (1.99%) OpenShift
13 6 (1.70%) Amazon S3
13 6 (1.70%) Azure Active Directory
14 5 (1.42%) Amazon ELB
14 5 (1.42%) AWS CloudFormation
14 5 (1.42%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 16 (4.55%) Firewall
2 14 (3.98%) VPN
3 9 (2.56%) VLAN
4 8 (2.27%) Internet
5 7 (1.99%) AMQP
5 7 (1.99%) SAN
6 6 (1.70%) Wi-Fi
7 5 (1.42%) DHCP
7 5 (1.42%) DNS
8 4 (1.14%) Broadband
9 3 (0.85%) TCP/IP
9 3 (0.85%) WAN
10 2 (0.57%) HTTP
10 2 (0.57%) Intranet
10 2 (0.57%) IPv4
10 2 (0.57%) LAN
11 1 (0.28%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (11.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 42 (11.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 41 (11.65%) Power BI
3 33 (9.38%) Data Warehouse
4 24 (6.82%) Azure SQL Database
4 24 (6.82%) SQL Server 2012
4 24 (6.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 22 (6.25%) NoSQL
6 21 (5.97%) Relational Database
7 19 (5.40%) PostgreSQL
7 19 (5.40%) Redis
8 14 (3.98%) Cosmos DB
8 14 (3.98%) MySQL
9 11 (3.13%) Tableau
10 10 (2.84%) Amazon RDS
10 10 (2.84%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
10 10 (2.84%) MongoDB
11 8 (2.27%) Data Lake
12 6 (1.70%) Amazon Redshift
12 6 (1.70%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 40 (11.36%) Git (software)
2 35 (9.94%) Jenkins
3 27 (7.67%) JIRA
4 21 (5.97%) Bitbucket
4 21 (5.97%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 21 (5.97%) Visual Studio
5 19 (5.40%) Visual Studio Team System
6 16 (4.55%) TeamCity
7 14 (3.98%) Artifactory
7 14 (3.98%) Team Foundation Server
8 13 (3.69%) gulp
8 13 (3.69%) jspm
8 13 (3.69%) MSTest
8 13 (3.69%) NUnit
9 12 (3.41%) Moq
10 11 (3.13%) GitLab
11 9 (2.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 9 (2.56%) Selenium
12 8 (2.27%) Octopus Deploy
12 8 (2.27%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 49 (13.92%) Finance
2 16 (4.55%) Retail
3 15 (4.26%) Marketing
4 14 (3.98%) Back Office
5 12 (3.41%) Public Sector
6 7 (1.99%) Aerospace
6 7 (1.99%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.14%) Digital Economy
7 4 (1.14%) Front Office
7 4 (1.14%) Games
8 3 (0.85%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.57%) Law
9 2 (0.57%) Police
9 2 (0.57%) Publishing
10 1 (0.28%) Automotive
10 1 (0.28%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.28%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 170 (48.30%) Developer
2 65 (18.47%) Software Developer
3 61 (17.33%) .NET Developer
4 45 (12.78%) C# Developer
5 40 (11.36%) Senior Developer
6 34 (9.66%) C# Software Developer
7 32 (9.09%) Analyst
8 30 (8.52%) Full Stack Developer
9 25 (7.10%) Angular Developer
9 25 (7.10%) C# .NET Developer
10 22 (6.25%) .NET Software Developer
11 20 (5.68%) Architect
12 19 (5.40%) DevOps Engineer
13 17 (4.83%) SQL Developer
14 15 (4.26%) Azure Engineer
15 14 (3.98%) VMware Engineer
16 13 (3.69%) Applications Support
16 13 (3.69%) Lead Developer
16 13 (3.69%) Software Engineer
16 13 (3.69%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 170 (48.30%) .NET
2 89 (25.28%) CSS
3 81 (23.01%) HTML
4 80 (22.73%) AngularJS
5 74 (21.02%) .NET Framework
6 70 (19.89%) ASP.NET
7 59 (16.76%) .NET Core
7 59 (16.76%) jQuery
8 54 (15.34%) ASP.NET MVC
9 50 (14.20%) ASP.NET Web API
10 49 (13.92%) Entity Framework
11 43 (12.22%) REST
12 40 (11.36%) React
13 33 (9.38%) Web Services
14 30 (8.52%) Ajax
15 27 (7.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 24 (6.82%) JSON
16 24 (6.82%) Spring
17 19 (5.40%) NgRx
17 19 (5.40%) RxJS
Miscellaneous
1 29 (8.24%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (5.97%) Greenfield Project
3 14 (3.98%) Clustering
4 11 (3.13%) Management Information System
5 9 (2.56%) Self-Motivation
6 8 (2.27%) AS400
7 7 (1.99%) Cloud Native
7 7 (1.99%) Private Cloud
8 6 (1.70%) Data Structures
8 6 (1.70%) DataPower
9 5 (1.42%) Mobile App
9 5 (1.42%) N-Tier
10 4 (1.14%) Blog
10 4 (1.14%) IBM Mainframe
10 4 (1.14%) Mainframe
10 4 (1.14%) Public Cloud
10 4 (1.14%) Social Media
10 4 (1.14%) User Experience
11 3 (0.85%) iSeries
11 3 (0.85%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 85 (24.15%) Windows
2 50 (14.20%) Windows Server
3 18 (5.11%) Linux
4 10 (2.84%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (1.99%) Windows 7
6 6 (1.70%) Windows 10
6 6 (1.70%) Windows Server 2016
6 6 (1.70%) Windows Server 2019
7 4 (1.14%) Android
8 3 (0.85%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (0.85%) Windows Vista
8 3 (0.85%) Windows XP
9 2 (0.57%) AIX
9 2 (0.57%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.57%) Solaris
9 2 (0.57%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.28%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.28%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 140 (39.77%) Agile Software Development
2 94 (26.70%) DevOps
3 91 (25.85%) MVC
4 60 (17.05%) Business Intelligence
5 49 (13.92%) Microservices
6 44 (12.50%) TDD
7 39 (11.08%) Test Automation
8 36 (10.23%) Software Engineering
9 35 (9.94%) Analytics
10 30 (8.52%) ITIL
11 29 (8.24%) Web Development
12 28 (7.95%) Continuous Integration
12 28 (7.95%) Project Management
12 28 (7.95%) SOLID
13 24 (6.82%) Visualisation
14 23 (6.53%) BDD
14 23 (6.53%) SDLC
15 22 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
16 21 (5.97%) Problem-Solving
17 20 (5.68%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 210 (59.66%) SQL
2 146 (41.48%) C#
3 128 (36.36%) JavaScript
4 71 (20.17%) T-SQL
5 46 (13.07%) PowerShell
6 39 (11.08%) TypeScript
7 37 (10.51%) Python
8 32 (9.09%) Java
9 12 (3.41%) PL/SQL
10 11 (3.13%) VB
11 9 (2.56%) R
12 7 (1.99%) Java 8
12 7 (1.99%) Perl
12 7 (1.99%) PHP
12 7 (1.99%) VB.NET
13 5 (1.42%) VBA
14 4 (1.14%) C
14 4 (1.14%) Go
14 4 (1.14%) VB6
15 3 (0.85%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 23 (6.53%) SC Cleared
1 23 (6.53%) Security Cleared
2 19 (5.40%) Degree
3 17 (4.83%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (2.56%) MCSE
5 7 (1.99%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 6 (1.70%) Computer Science Degree
6 6 (1.70%) ISTQB
7 5 (1.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 4 (1.14%) CCNA
8 4 (1.14%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (0.85%) MCSA
10 2 (0.57%) HNC
10 2 (0.57%) ISEB
10 2 (0.57%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.57%) PMP
10 2 (0.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.28%) DBS Check
11 1 (0.28%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.41%) QA
2 10 (2.84%) SLA
3 9 (2.56%) GDPR
4 7 (1.99%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.57%) IFRS
6 1 (0.28%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.28%) IFRS 9
6 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 48 (13.64%) Docker
2 42 (11.93%) Active Directory
3 21 (5.97%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (3.41%) VMware ESXi
5 9 (2.56%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.57%) Firmware
6 2 (0.57%) vSphere
6 2 (0.57%) XenApp
7 1 (0.28%) GlusterFS
Systems Management
1 30 (8.52%) Terraform
2 24 (6.82%) Ansible
3 17 (4.83%) Kubernetes
4 14 (3.98%) Microsoft Clustering
5 13 (3.69%) Opscode Chef
6 12 (3.41%) Single Sign-On
7 11 (3.13%) MIIS
7 11 (3.13%) Puppet
8 10 (2.84%) SCCM
9 5 (1.42%) Packer
9 5 (1.42%) Rancher
10 3 (0.85%) Microsoft Intune
11 2 (0.57%) ITRS Geneos
11 2 (0.57%) SCOM
11 2 (0.57%) Simpana
12 1 (0.28%) Grafana
12 1 (0.28%) Kibana
12 1 (0.28%) OPNET
12 1 (0.28%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 182 (51.70%) Microsoft
2 40 (11.36%) Oracle
3 35 (9.94%) VMware
4 32 (9.09%) IBM
5 9 (2.56%) Citrix
5 9 (2.56%) Red Hat
6 8 (2.27%) SolarWinds
7 7 (1.99%) Databricks
8 6 (1.70%) MuleSoft
9 5 (1.42%) AppDynamics
9 5 (1.42%) Cognos
10 4 (1.14%) Cisco
10 4 (1.14%) HubSpot
10 4 (1.14%) Lotus
10 4 (1.14%) NetApp
10 4 (1.14%) ServiceNow
10 4 (1.14%) Teradata
10 4 (1.14%) TIBCO
11 3 (0.85%) JDA
11 3 (0.85%) Xamarin