Period
to 21 August 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 21 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 10 10 11
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1 -7
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 1,222 1,602 1,676
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 13.52% 16.07% 14.02%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 52.65% 53.28% 53.41%
Number of salaries quoted 1,063 1,445 1,415
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £24,300
90th Percentile £58,950 £56,250 £52,500
England median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.33% - +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 2,321 3,007 3,138
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 25.68% 30.16% 26.25%
Number of salaries quoted 1,890 2,635 2,607
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £27,250 £26,250 £23,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £58,750 £58,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% 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 21 August 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 21 August 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 -3 442 £42,500 - 46
Staffordshire +1 216 £37,500 - 34
Coventry -2 170 £42,500 -5.56% 25
Warwickshire -4 93 £41,000 +9.33% 24
Shropshire +21 51 £37,500 -26.83% 6
Worcestershire -5 41 £35,000 - 13
Sutton Coldfield -3 38 £40,000 -11.11% 12
Wolverhampton +10 37 £39,000 -2.50% 5
Solihull -6 34 £42,500 - 5
Dudley -3 20 £34,000 +13.33%
Walsall -1 15 £37,500 -6.25% 6
Herefordshire +19 5 £55,000 +46.67% 4
West Bromwich +7 3 £45,500 +1.11%
Brierley Hill +2 3 £35,000 -12.50%
Tipton - 2 £35,500 -
Halesowen +7 1 £45,000 +44.00%
Kingswinford - 1 - -
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 21 August 2018, 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.

1 621 (50.82%) SQL
2 605 (49.51%) C#
3 567 (46.40%) .NET
4 458 (37.48%) Microsoft
5 411 (33.63%) JavaScript
6 381 (31.18%) Agile Software Development
7 337 (27.58%) MVC
8 318 (26.02%) ASP.NET
9 299 (24.47%) HTML
10 287 (23.49%) CSS
11 277 (22.67%) Windows
12 264 (21.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 255 (20.87%) T-SQL
14 232 (18.99%) Microsoft Azure
15 222 (18.17%) Finance
16 218 (17.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 207 (16.94%) ASP.NET MVC
18 206 (16.86%) Business Intelligence
19 199 (16.28%) TDD
20 188 (15.38%) AngularJS
21 164 (13.42%) Windows Server
22 155 (12.68%) ASP.NET Web API
23 150 (12.27%) Problem-Solving
24 148 (12.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
25 147 (12.03%) .NET Framework
26 146 (11.95%) Scrum
27 131 (10.72%) Active Directory
28 122 (9.98%) SQL Server 2012
29 121 (9.90%) VMware
30 112 (9.17%) Web Services

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 50 (4.09%) IIS
2 48 (3.93%) CMS
3 42 (3.44%) SharePoint
4 35 (2.86%) MS Exchange
5 33 (2.70%) Elasticsearch
6 24 (1.96%) Umbraco
7 21 (1.72%) BizTalk Server
8 12 (0.98%) JBoss
8 12 (0.98%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 11 (0.90%) MTS
10 9 (0.74%) Confluence
10 9 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2013
11 8 (0.65%) Apache
12 7 (0.57%) NServiceBus
13 6 (0.49%) Tomcat
14 5 (0.41%) Anypoint
14 5 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2010
14 5 (0.41%) WebLogic
15 4 (0.33%) SAS
15 4 (0.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 72 (5.89%) Microsoft Excel
2 60 (4.91%) Microsoft Office
3 15 (1.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (0.74%) Photoshop
5 7 (0.57%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 6 (0.49%) MS Visio
7 5 (0.41%) Maya
8 3 (0.25%) Fireworks
8 3 (0.25%) Moqups
9 1 (0.082%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 26 (2.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (1.55%) Dynamics AX
3 18 (1.47%) Dynamics NAV
4 10 (0.82%) FastStats
5 6 (0.49%) Line 500
5 6 (0.49%) Sage X3
6 4 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
7 3 (0.25%) Sage 1000
8 2 (0.16%) NetSuite
8 2 (0.16%) Sage 200
9 1 (0.082%) assyst
9 1 (0.082%) Misys Equation
9 1 (0.082%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 232 (18.99%) Microsoft Azure
2 73 (5.97%) Amazon AWS
3 72 (5.89%) Office 365
4 25 (2.05%) IaaS
5 23 (1.88%) PaaS
5 23 (1.88%) SaaS
6 15 (1.23%) Azure Data Factory
7 13 (1.06%) Dynamics 365
8 12 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
9 9 (0.74%) GitHub
9 9 (0.74%) Serverless
10 8 (0.65%) Google Analytics
11 7 (0.57%) Amazon EC2
11 7 (0.57%) CloudFront
12 6 (0.49%) Google Cloud Platform
12 6 (0.49%) Heroku
13 5 (0.41%) Azure Active Directory
14 4 (0.33%) BrowserStack
15 2 (0.16%) IBM Cloud
15 2 (0.16%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 46 (3.76%) Firewall
2 42 (3.44%) LAN
3 41 (3.36%) WAN
4 40 (3.27%) SSL
5 37 (3.03%) SAN
6 28 (2.29%) DNS
7 26 (2.13%) Network Security
8 24 (1.96%) IPsec
9 21 (1.72%) Internet
10 20 (1.64%) VoIP
11 17 (1.39%) DHCP
12 14 (1.15%) Cisco ASA
13 11 (0.90%) HTTP
14 9 (0.74%) TCP/IP
15 8 (0.65%) Cisco IOS
15 8 (0.65%) VPN
16 4 (0.33%) FTP
16 4 (0.33%) SSH
16 4 (0.33%) VLAN
17 3 (0.25%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 264 (21.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 218 (17.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 148 (12.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 122 (9.98%) SQL Server 2012
5 105 (8.59%) Data Warehouse
6 104 (8.51%) SQL Server 2016
7 98 (8.02%) NoSQL
8 95 (7.77%) SQL Server 2008
9 78 (6.38%) Relational Database
10 75 (6.14%) Power BI
11 54 (4.42%) MongoDB
12 52 (4.26%) SQL Server 2014
13 44 (3.60%) MySQL
14 38 (3.11%) Oracle Database
15 20 (1.64%) SQL Server 2005
16 19 (1.55%) DB2
16 19 (1.55%) SQL Server 2000
17 18 (1.47%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
17 18 (1.47%) Azure SQL Database
17 18 (1.47%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 100 (8.18%) Visual Studio
2 80 (6.55%) Team Foundation Server
3 64 (5.24%) Git (software)
4 28 (2.29%) Jenkins
4 28 (2.29%) TeamCity
5 25 (2.05%) JIRA
6 22 (1.80%) Visual Studio Team System
7 20 (1.64%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 19 (1.55%) Selenium
9 18 (1.47%) Octopus Deploy
10 17 (1.39%) Subversion
11 16 (1.31%) SpecFlow
12 12 (0.98%) Maven
13 11 (0.90%) Bitbucket
13 11 (0.90%) NUnit
14 9 (0.74%) Mercurial
15 7 (0.57%) Moq
15 7 (0.57%) MSI
15 7 (0.57%) TestNG
15 7 (0.57%) WiX
General
1 222 (18.17%) Finance
2 85 (6.96%) Retail
3 42 (3.44%) Advertising
4 41 (3.36%) Manufacturing
5 32 (2.62%) Automotive
6 30 (2.45%) Marketing
7 23 (1.88%) Banking
8 18 (1.47%) Games
9 16 (1.31%) Legal
10 9 (0.74%) Law
11 7 (0.57%) Financial Institution
11 7 (0.57%) Telecoms
12 3 (0.25%) General Ledger
13 2 (0.16%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.082%) Back Office
14 1 (0.082%) French Language
14 1 (0.082%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.082%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 692 (56.63%) Developer
2 288 (23.57%) .NET Developer
3 247 (20.21%) C# Developer
4 149 (12.19%) Analyst
5 146 (11.95%) C# .NET Developer
6 102 (8.35%) ASP.NET Developer
6 102 (8.35%) Software Developer
7 100 (8.18%) SQL Developer
8 94 (7.69%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 78 (6.38%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 75 (6.14%) DBA
11 74 (6.06%) Senior Developer
12 67 (5.48%) Support Analyst
13 65 (5.32%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
14 60 (4.91%) Architect
15 55 (4.50%) Web Developer
16 53 (4.34%) SQL DBA
17 52 (4.26%) Full Stack Developer
18 51 (4.17%) C# Software Developer
19 50 (4.09%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 567 (46.40%) .NET
2 318 (26.02%) ASP.NET
3 299 (24.47%) HTML
4 287 (23.49%) CSS
5 207 (16.94%) ASP.NET MVC
6 188 (15.38%) AngularJS
7 155 (12.68%) ASP.NET Web API
8 147 (12.03%) .NET Framework
9 112 (9.17%) jQuery
9 112 (9.17%) Web Services
10 110 (9.00%) Entity Framework
11 99 (8.10%) HTML5
12 95 (7.77%) CSS3
13 74 (6.06%) KnockoutJS
14 72 (5.89%) XML
15 67 (5.48%) RESTful
15 67 (5.48%) WCF
16 65 (5.32%) React
17 62 (5.07%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 58 (4.75%) ASP.NET MVC 5
Miscellaneous
1 71 (5.81%) Analytical Skills
2 63 (5.16%) Greenfield Project
3 45 (3.68%) Self-Motivation
4 44 (3.60%) Management Information System
5 34 (2.78%) Computer Science
5 34 (2.78%) Mobile App
6 26 (2.13%) Driving Licence
7 23 (1.88%) Enterprise Software
8 22 (1.80%) Data Centre
8 22 (1.80%) User Experience
9 19 (1.55%) Fintech
9 19 (1.55%) Replication
10 17 (1.39%) Music Streaming
11 13 (1.06%) Digital TV
12 12 (0.98%) Clustering
13 11 (0.90%) Data Structures
14 9 (0.74%) SCADA
15 8 (0.65%) Algorithms
16 6 (0.49%) NHS
17 5 (0.41%) Analytical Mindset
Operating Systems
1 277 (22.67%) Windows
2 164 (13.42%) Windows Server
3 61 (4.99%) Linux
4 57 (4.66%) Windows Server 2008
5 48 (3.93%) Windows Server 2012
6 32 (2.62%) Unix
7 31 (2.54%) Windows Server 2003
8 22 (1.80%) Windows 7
9 15 (1.23%) Windows 8
10 10 (0.82%) Android
11 8 (0.65%) SUSE
11 8 (0.65%) Ubuntu
12 7 (0.57%) Mac OS
13 6 (0.49%) Apple iOS
13 6 (0.49%) Windows 10
13 6 (0.49%) Windows Vista
13 6 (0.49%) Windows XP
14 4 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 2 (0.16%) HPUX
16 1 (0.082%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 381 (31.18%) Agile Software Development
2 337 (27.58%) MVC
3 206 (16.86%) Business Intelligence
4 199 (16.28%) TDD
5 150 (12.27%) Problem-Solving
6 146 (11.95%) Scrum
7 109 (8.92%) Web Development
8 96 (7.86%) BDD
9 87 (7.12%) Project Management
10 85 (6.96%) ETL
11 84 (6.87%) OO
12 75 (6.14%) Continuous Integration
13 66 (5.40%) CRM
14 64 (5.24%) ITIL
14 64 (5.24%) Software Engineering
15 59 (4.83%) Web Application Development
16 55 (4.50%) Mentoring
17 54 (4.42%) Unit Testing
18 52 (4.26%) Test Automation
19 48 (3.93%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 621 (50.82%) SQL
2 605 (49.51%) C#
3 411 (33.63%) JavaScript
4 255 (20.87%) T-SQL
5 100 (8.18%) VB.NET
6 88 (7.20%) Java
7 51 (4.17%) PowerShell
8 40 (3.27%) VB
9 35 (2.86%) C++
10 26 (2.13%) Python
11 21 (1.72%) PHP
12 19 (1.55%) C
13 13 (1.06%) PL/SQL
13 13 (1.06%) TypeScript
14 11 (0.90%) VBScript
15 10 (0.82%) X++
16 9 (0.74%) Ruby
17 8 (0.65%) Bash Shell
18 7 (0.57%) Perl
18 7 (0.57%) XPath
Qualifications
1 83 (6.79%) Degree
2 67 (5.48%) Microsoft Certification
3 32 (2.62%) MCSE
4 30 (2.45%) Security Cleared
5 27 (2.21%) Computer Science Degree
6 19 (1.55%) MCP
7 14 (1.15%) ISEB
8 9 (0.74%) CCNA
8 9 (0.74%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (0.74%) SC Cleared
9 7 (0.57%) ITIL Certification
9 7 (0.57%) Master's Degree
10 6 (0.49%) MCITP
11 5 (0.41%) APMP
11 5 (0.41%) DBS Check
11 5 (0.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 5 (0.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 4 (0.33%) MCSA
12 4 (0.33%) Oracle Certification
13 3 (0.25%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (3.85%) SLA
2 32 (2.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 22 (1.80%) QA
4 21 (1.72%) GDPR
5 19 (1.55%) COBIT
6 9 (0.74%) ISO 9001
7 4 (0.33%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.16%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.16%) GCP
8 2 (0.16%) PMO
9 1 (0.082%) ISO 8583
9 1 (0.082%) ISO/IEC 19770
9 1 (0.082%) WCAG
System Software
1 131 (10.72%) Active Directory
2 78 (6.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 54 (4.42%) VMware ESXi
4 37 (3.03%) Hyper-V
5 19 (1.55%) Docker
6 16 (1.31%) vSphere
7 11 (0.90%) HDFS
8 10 (0.82%) XenApp
9 9 (0.74%) Microsoft App-V
10 7 (0.57%) Xen
10 7 (0.57%) XenDesktop
11 6 (0.49%) Virtual Machines
11 6 (0.49%) XenServer
12 2 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
13 1 (0.082%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 21 (1.72%) SCCM
2 11 (0.90%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 11 (0.90%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 10 (0.82%) Ansible
3 10 (0.82%) Kubernetes
4 9 (0.74%) Kibana
4 9 (0.74%) logstash
5 8 (0.65%) Puppet
5 8 (0.65%) SCOM
5 8 (0.65%) WSUS
6 7 (0.57%) Graphite
6 7 (0.57%) Nagios
6 7 (0.57%) Oracle RMAN
6 7 (0.57%) vCenter Server
7 5 (0.41%) Backup Exec
7 5 (0.41%) Single Sign-On
8 4 (0.33%) Grafana
9 3 (0.25%) Failover Clustering
9 3 (0.25%) Opscode Chef
10 2 (0.16%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 458 (37.48%) Microsoft
2 121 (9.90%) VMware
3 97 (7.94%) Oracle
4 47 (3.85%) Cisco
5 39 (3.19%) Citrix
6 29 (2.37%) Xamarin
7 25 (2.05%) Tableau
8 23 (1.88%) Google
9 18 (1.47%) SAP
10 16 (1.31%) Sage
11 14 (1.15%) Veeam
12 13 (1.06%) HP
13 12 (0.98%) Capita
14 11 (0.90%) Twitter
15 10 (0.82%) Facebook
15 10 (0.82%) Sybase
16 9 (0.74%) LexisNexis
16 9 (0.74%) Salesforce.com
17 8 (0.65%) Cognos
18 7 (0.57%) Adobe