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 28 May 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
England / West Midlands
3 months to
28 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 11 12 4
Rank change year-on-year +1 -8  
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 783 823 1115
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 15.79% 13.26% 20.80%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 52.23% 51.25% 62.96%
Number of salaries quoted 690 679 990
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £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 1499 1606 1771
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 30.22% 25.87% 33.04%
Number of salaries quoted 1314 1345 1550
Median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.75% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

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 28 May 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 28 May 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 +4 275 £40,000 +6.66% 34
Coventry +4 121 £45,000 +12.50% 14
Staffordshire 0 112 £37,500 - 20
Warwickshire +4 100 £40,000 -15.78% 15
Worcestershire -10 51 £35,000 -17.64% 9
Solihull +11 40 £42,500 +13.33% 8
Shropshire -13 15 £45,000 +20.00% 6
Sutton Coldfield +5 12 £45,000 +15.38%
Walsall -2 10 £40,550 +1.37% 1
Halesowen +1 9 £35,000 -6.66% 1
Wolverhampton -3 7 £47,500 +26.66% 1
West Bromwich +5 4 - - 2
Dudley +6 3 £30,000 -25.00%
Herefordshire -17 1 - - 1
Smethwick - 1 - -
Stourbridge - 1 £30,000 -
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 28 May 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.

1 896 (60.87%) .NET
2 868 (58.97%) C#
3 747 (50.75%) SQL
4 554 (37.64%) ASP.NET
5 546 (37.09%) MVC
6 511 (34.71%) JavaScript
7 503 (34.17%) Microsoft
8 449 (30.50%) Agile Software Development
9 435 (29.55%) HTML
10 412 (27.99%) CSS
11 331 (22.49%) ASP.NET MVC
12 292 (19.84%) T-SQL
13 279 (18.95%) TDD
14 275 (18.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 272 (18.48%) AngularJS
16 247 (16.78%) Business Intelligence
17 243 (16.51%) .NET Framework
18 241 (16.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 225 (15.29%) ASP.NET Web API
19 225 (15.29%) Windows
20 218 (14.81%) jQuery
21 194 (13.18%) Web Development
22 189 (12.84%) Degree
23 180 (12.23%) Microsoft Azure
24 177 (12.02%) SQL Server 2008
25 169 (11.48%) Entity Framework
26 165 (11.21%) Visual Studio
27 162 (11.01%) WCF
28 157 (10.67%) VB.NET
29 151 (10.26%) Team Foundation Server

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 98 (6.66%) IIS
2 60 (4.08%) SharePoint
3 34 (2.31%) CMS
4 21 (1.43%) MS Exchange
5 20 (1.36%) BizTalk Server
5 20 (1.36%) SAS
6 16 (1.09%) Umbraco
7 14 (0.95%) Tomcat
8 11 (0.75%) EPiServer
8 11 (0.75%) Sitecore CMS
9 10 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2010
10 9 (0.61%) Apache Spark
10 9 (0.61%) JBoss
11 8 (0.54%) Elasticsearch
12 6 (0.41%) Apache
12 6 (0.41%) FormScape
12 6 (0.41%) WordPress
13 5 (0.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 5 (0.34%) Oracle Workflow
13 5 (0.34%) Site Server
Applications
1 62 (4.21%) Microsoft Excel
2 38 (2.58%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (0.61%) Spreadsheet
4 6 (0.41%) SPSS
5 2 (0.14%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.068%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 18 (1.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (1.02%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 15 (1.02%) Dynamics NAV
3 14 (0.95%) Dynamics AX
4 9 (0.61%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 4 (0.27%) Oracle BPM
6 3 (0.20%) assyst
6 3 (0.20%) BusinessWorks
6 3 (0.20%) Infor LN
6 3 (0.20%) Infor M3
6 3 (0.20%) Magento
7 2 (0.14%) Sage 200
7 2 (0.14%) SAP Business One
8 1 (0.068%) Dynamics GP
8 1 (0.068%) Lorenzo
8 1 (0.068%) NetSuite
8 1 (0.068%) Oracle Assets
8 1 (0.068%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.068%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 180 (12.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 52 (3.53%) Amazon AWS
3 26 (1.77%) PaaS
4 24 (1.63%) IaaS
5 23 (1.56%) Office 365
6 20 (1.36%) Amazon EC2
7 15 (1.02%) SaaS
8 13 (0.88%) GitHub
9 11 (0.75%) Azure Active Directory
9 11 (0.75%) Google Analytics
10 7 (0.48%) Azure Data Factory
11 6 (0.41%) Google Play
12 5 (0.34%) Mimecast
13 4 (0.27%) Azure Machine Learning
14 3 (0.20%) Bluemix
14 3 (0.20%) Dynamics 365
14 3 (0.20%) IBM Cloud
15 2 (0.14%) CloudFront
15 2 (0.14%) OneDrive
16 1 (0.068%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 42 (2.85%) Internet
2 25 (1.70%) DNS
3 21 (1.43%) Firewall
4 19 (1.29%) LAN
5 17 (1.15%) WAN
6 14 (0.95%) Broadband
7 13 (0.88%) HTTP
8 12 (0.82%) SAN
9 11 (0.75%) TCP/IP
10 10 (0.68%) Network Security
11 9 (0.61%) DHCP
12 8 (0.54%) VPN
13 7 (0.48%) SSL
14 6 (0.41%) Intranet
14 6 (0.41%) VLAN
14 6 (0.41%) VoIP
14 6 (0.41%) Wi-Fi
15 5 (0.34%) NAS
15 5 (0.34%) Remote Desktop
16 4 (0.27%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 275 (18.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 241 (16.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 177 (12.02%) SQL Server 2008
4 150 (10.19%) SQL Server 2014
5 142 (9.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 133 (9.04%) MySQL
7 123 (8.36%) NoSQL
8 106 (7.20%) SQL Server 2012
9 105 (7.13%) Data Warehouse
10 88 (5.98%) SQL Server 2016
11 81 (5.50%) Relational Database
12 77 (5.23%) SQL Server 2005
13 70 (4.76%) MongoDB
14 60 (4.08%) Power BI
15 37 (2.51%) Big Data
16 36 (2.45%) DB2
17 31 (2.11%) RDBMS
18 30 (2.04%) QlikView
19 22 (1.49%) Oracle Database
20 17 (1.15%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 165 (11.21%) Visual Studio
2 151 (10.26%) Team Foundation Server
3 132 (8.97%) Git (software)
4 31 (2.11%) Subversion
5 30 (2.04%) NUnit
6 29 (1.97%) Selenium
7 19 (1.29%) WebDriver
8 18 (1.22%) Moq
8 18 (1.22%) MSTest
9 16 (1.09%) Rhino Mocks
9 16 (1.09%) TeamCity
10 15 (1.02%) Jenkins
10 15 (1.02%) Octopus Deploy
10 15 (1.02%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 11 (0.75%) JUnit
11 11 (0.75%) SpecFlow
12 10 (0.68%) git-flow
13 9 (0.61%) JIRA
14 7 (0.48%) Ant
14 7 (0.48%) JMeter
General
1 141 (9.58%) Finance
2 71 (4.82%) Retail
3 48 (3.26%) Games
4 46 (3.13%) Marketing
5 41 (2.79%) Automotive
6 36 (2.45%) Manufacturing
7 30 (2.04%) Legal
8 28 (1.90%) Advertising
9 22 (1.49%) Telecoms
10 19 (1.29%) Publishing
11 14 (0.95%) Back Office
11 14 (0.95%) Electronics
12 11 (0.75%) Banking
13 7 (0.48%) Music Industry
14 6 (0.41%) Law
15 4 (0.27%) International Banking
16 3 (0.20%) French Language
16 3 (0.20%) German Language
17 2 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
18 1 (0.068%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 943 (64.06%) Developer
2 496 (33.70%) .NET Developer
3 369 (25.07%) C# Developer
4 246 (16.71%) C# .NET Developer
5 175 (11.89%) SQL Developer
6 166 (11.28%) Senior Developer
7 158 (10.73%) ASP.NET Developer
8 153 (10.39%) Software Developer
9 148 (10.05%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 140 (9.51%) Analyst
11 111 (7.54%) DBA
12 98 (6.66%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
13 91 (6.18%) C# Software Developer
14 88 (5.98%) .NET Software Developer
15 83 (5.64%) SQL DBA
16 81 (5.50%) Senior .NET Developer
17 80 (5.43%) Web Developer
18 70 (4.76%) Business Intelligence Developer
19 68 (4.62%) Senior C# Developer
20 66 (4.48%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 896 (60.87%) .NET
2 554 (37.64%) ASP.NET
3 435 (29.55%) HTML
4 412 (27.99%) CSS
5 331 (22.49%) ASP.NET MVC
6 272 (18.48%) AngularJS
7 243 (16.51%) .NET Framework
8 225 (15.29%) ASP.NET Web API
9 218 (14.81%) jQuery
10 169 (11.48%) Entity Framework
11 162 (11.01%) WCF
12 139 (9.44%) HTML5
13 137 (9.31%) Web Services
14 128 (8.70%) Node.js
15 122 (8.29%) RESTful
16 115 (7.81%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 113 (7.68%) ASP.NET MVC 5
18 108 (7.34%) WPF
19 104 (7.07%) CSS3
20 100 (6.79%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 115 (7.81%) Analytical Skills
2 87 (5.91%) Computer Science
3 62 (4.21%) Greenfield Project
4 53 (3.60%) Mobile App
5 40 (2.72%) Replication
6 32 (2.17%) Clustering
7 29 (1.97%) Data Centre
8 28 (1.90%) Management Information System
9 24 (1.63%) Enterprise Software
10 22 (1.49%) User Experience
11 18 (1.22%) CMDB
12 17 (1.15%) Algorithms
13 13 (0.88%) Social Network
14 12 (0.82%) iPad
14 12 (0.82%) Online Games
15 11 (0.75%) Client/Server
15 11 (0.75%) Mobile Games
16 10 (0.68%) iPhone
17 8 (0.54%) Fintech
17 8 (0.54%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 225 (15.29%) Windows
2 113 (7.68%) Windows Server
3 66 (4.48%) Linux
4 56 (3.80%) Windows Server 2012
5 49 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 39 (2.65%) Android
7 32 (2.17%) Unix
8 26 (1.77%) Apple iOS
9 12 (0.82%) Windows 7
10 9 (0.61%) Windows Server 2003
11 8 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 8 (0.54%) Windows 8
11 8 (0.54%) Windows Mobile
12 5 (0.34%) AIX
12 5 (0.34%) VyOS
12 5 (0.34%) Windows 10
12 5 (0.34%) Windows Phone
13 4 (0.27%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.068%) SUSE
14 1 (0.068%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 546 (37.09%) MVC
2 449 (30.50%) Agile Software Development
3 279 (18.95%) TDD
4 247 (16.78%) Business Intelligence
5 194 (13.18%) Web Development
6 143 (9.71%) Scrum
7 141 (9.58%) BDD
8 130 (8.83%) OO
9 126 (8.56%) Web Application Development
10 120 (8.15%) Mentoring
11 104 (7.07%) SDLC
12 93 (6.32%) ETL
13 92 (6.25%) Software Engineering
14 83 (5.64%) ITIL
15 82 (5.57%) Performance Tuning
15 82 (5.57%) Test Automation
16 81 (5.50%) Continuous Integration
17 73 (4.96%) SOLID
18 71 (4.82%) Project Management
19 67 (4.55%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 868 (58.97%) C#
2 747 (50.75%) SQL
3 511 (34.71%) JavaScript
4 292 (19.84%) T-SQL
5 157 (10.67%) VB.NET
6 92 (6.25%) Java
7 68 (4.62%) VB
8 66 (4.48%) Ruby
9 40 (2.72%) PowerShell
10 38 (2.58%) PHP
11 26 (1.77%) C++
12 21 (1.43%) VBA
13 15 (1.02%) Python
14 14 (0.95%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 14 (0.95%) TypeScript
15 13 (0.88%) Bash Shell
15 13 (0.88%) VBScript
16 10 (0.68%) C
16 10 (0.68%) Objective-C
17 8 (0.54%) XPath
Qualifications
1 189 (12.84%) Degree
2 64 (4.35%) Computer Science Degree
3 54 (3.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 34 (2.31%) ISEB
5 19 (1.29%) PMP
6 18 (1.22%) PMI Certification
7 12 (0.82%) MCSE
8 10 (0.68%) ISTQB
8 10 (0.68%) Master's Degree
8 10 (0.68%) Numerate Degree
9 9 (0.61%) Security Cleared
10 8 (0.54%) HND
10 8 (0.54%) MCSD
11 7 (0.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 7 (0.48%) Six Sigma Black Belt
12 6 (0.41%) GNVQ
12 6 (0.41%) MCSA
12 6 (0.41%) SC Cleared
13 5 (0.34%) Cisco Certification
13 5 (0.34%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (5.10%) QA
2 24 (1.63%) SLA
3 14 (0.95%) Data Quality
4 5 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.27%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.14%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.068%) PA-DSS
7 1 (0.068%) PMO
System Software
1 53 (3.60%) Active Directory
2 46 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (1.63%) Hyper-V
3 24 (1.63%) Virtual Machines
4 9 (0.61%) Docker
5 6 (0.41%) Terminal Services
6 4 (0.27%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (0.27%) XenApp
7 3 (0.20%) Terminal Server
7 3 (0.20%) VMware Workstation
8 2 (0.14%) vCloud
8 2 (0.14%) vSphere
8 2 (0.14%) Xen
8 2 (0.14%) XenServer
9 1 (0.068%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 1 (0.068%) HDFS
9 1 (0.068%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.068%) Postfix
9 1 (0.068%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.068%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 19 (1.29%) SCOM
1 19 (1.29%) SCVMM
2 9 (0.61%) Failover Clustering
3 6 (0.41%) Microsoft Clustering
3 6 (0.41%) Nagios
4 5 (0.34%) Norton AntiVirus
5 4 (0.27%) Kibana
6 3 (0.20%) TIBCO Hawk
6 3 (0.20%) WSUS
7 2 (0.14%) Ansible
7 2 (0.14%) Business Desktop Deployment
7 2 (0.14%) Graphite
7 2 (0.14%) Kubernetes
7 2 (0.14%) logstash
7 2 (0.14%) Oracle RMAN
7 2 (0.14%) Rancher
7 2 (0.14%) SCCM
7 2 (0.14%) vCenter Server
7 2 (0.14%) vMotion
8 1 (0.068%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 503 (34.17%) Microsoft
2 146 (9.92%) Oracle
3 55 (3.74%) VMware
4 50 (3.40%) IBM
5 43 (2.92%) Tableau
6 31 (2.11%) Cisco
7 28 (1.90%) Cognos
7 28 (1.90%) Google
8 27 (1.83%) Citrix
9 21 (1.43%) Xamarin
10 20 (1.36%) HP
10 20 (1.36%) NetApp
11 18 (1.22%) BMC
12 17 (1.15%) CheckPoint
12 17 (1.15%) EMC
12 17 (1.15%) Juniper
13 15 (1.02%) SAP
14 12 (0.82%) Sitecore
14 12 (0.82%) Sybase
15 11 (0.75%) Telerik
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Candour Solutions
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum Excellent Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Redditch, Worcestershire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £28000 - £34000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Searchability
Posted: 4 days ago
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Enable
Salary: £32,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefitd
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Venturi
Salary: £45000 - £50000.00 per annum + bonus +Full bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Lichfield, Staffordshire
Kingfisher Consultancy
Salary: £25000 - £38000 per annum + free parking, flexi working
Posted: 3 days ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £43600 - £49500 per annum + (DOE) Pens, 5w hols, DIS
Posted: 4 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Colossus Associates
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum, Benefits Excellent
Posted: 3 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Searchability
Posted: 4 days ago
Herefordshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £35k - 65k per year
Posted: 4 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Colossus Associates
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum, Benefits 0
Posted: 3 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Erin Associates
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + plus benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Ashdown IT
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Ascend Consulting
Salary: Up to £32,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Colossus Associates
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum, Benefits Excellent
Posted: 5 days ago
Redditch, Worcestershire
onezeero.
Salary: £19000 - £21000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Broster Buchanan
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + pension, bonus, private medical
Posted: 6 days ago
Evesham, Worcestershire
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Brierley Hill, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Salary: £50000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
La Fosse Associates
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Searchability
Salary: £20000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Erin Associates
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + Benefits & bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Lear Corporation
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Venturi
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + company benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago