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 March 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 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 11 9 4
Rank change year-on-year -2 -5  
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 730 898 1119
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 15.31% 14.54% 21.81%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 51.44% 53.64% 62.20%
Number of salaries quoted 647 756 1002
Median salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £24,325
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £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 1419 1674 1799
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 29.75% 27.11% 35.06%
Number of salaries quoted 1235 1436 1585
Median salary £40,000 £41,750 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.19% +4.37%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,000 £52,500 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  

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 March 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 March 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 -3 237 £40,000 - 42
Staffordshire -1 131 £39,000 +4.00% 21
Coventry +9 97 £45,000 +20.00% 18
Warwickshire -7 69 £42,500 +6.25% 15
Worcestershire -4 59 £37,500 +15.38% 12
Solihull +14 53 £37,500 -21.87% 4
Herefordshire -6 16 £38,750 -8.82% 1
Sutton Coldfield +2 13 £36,500 -6.41% 2
Shropshire -11 10 £37,500 - 5
Walsall +13 9 £39,775 -0.56% 1
Wolverhampton -2 6 £46,250 +10.77% 3
West Bromwich -9 2 £46,250 +10.11%
Stourbridge - 2 £45,000 - 1
Dudley +4 1 £41,500 +3.75%
Halesowen - 1 £24,500 - 3
SQL Server
England

SQL Server
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 March 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.

1 899 (60.70%) .NET
2 864 (58.34%) C#
3 728 (49.16%) SQL
4 592 (39.97%) ASP.NET
5 571 (38.56%) MVC
6 519 (35.04%) JavaScript
7 504 (34.03%) Agile Software Development
8 496 (33.49%) Microsoft
9 445 (30.05%) HTML
10 408 (27.55%) CSS
11 333 (22.48%) ASP.NET MVC
12 277 (18.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 276 (18.64%) T-SQL
14 265 (17.89%) Windows
14 265 (17.89%) MS Excel
15 257 (17.35%) TDD
16 248 (16.75%) AngularJS
17 235 (15.87%) .NET Framework
18 229 (15.46%) Business Intelligence
19 222 (14.99%) jQuery
20 210 (14.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
21 188 (12.69%) Visual Studio
22 187 (12.63%) WCF
23 185 (12.49%) Web Development
24 177 (11.95%) ASP.NET Web API
25 171 (11.55%) SQL Server 2008
26 170 (11.48%) HTML5
27 166 (11.21%) VB.NET
28 165 (11.14%) Entity Framework
29 163 (11.01%) 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 98 (6.62%) IIS
2 61 (4.12%) SharePoint
3 57 (3.85%) CMS
4 22 (1.49%) MS Exchange
5 21 (1.42%) BizTalk Server
6 20 (1.35%) Umbraco
7 18 (1.22%) JBoss
8 14 (0.95%) Apache Spark
8 14 (0.95%) WebSphere
9 13 (0.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 12 (0.81%) Elasticsearch
10 12 (0.81%) SAS
10 12 (0.81%) Tomcat
11 10 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2010
12 9 (0.61%) WebLogic
12 9 (0.61%) WordPress
13 8 (0.54%) Apache
14 7 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2013
15 6 (0.41%) ColdFusion
15 6 (0.41%) FormScape
Applications
1 265 (17.89%) MS Excel
2 21 (1.42%) MS Office
3 6 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (0.27%) SPSS
5 1 (0.068%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.068%) MS Project
5 1 (0.068%) Stata
Business Applications
1 25 (1.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 22 (1.49%) Dynamics AX
3 15 (1.01%) Dynamics NAV
4 13 (0.88%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 8 (0.54%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 7 (0.47%) Shopify
7 4 (0.27%) Sage 200
8 3 (0.20%) BusinessWorks
8 3 (0.20%) FastStats
8 3 (0.20%) Infor LN
8 3 (0.20%) Infor M3
8 3 (0.20%) Magento
9 2 (0.14%) SAP Business One
10 1 (0.068%) Cognos TM1
10 1 (0.068%) Lorenzo
10 1 (0.068%) OPENHousing
10 1 (0.068%) OpenText MBPM
10 1 (0.068%) OpenText Process Suite
10 1 (0.068%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 144 (9.72%) Microsoft Azure
2 46 (3.11%) Amazon AWS
3 31 (2.09%) Office 365
4 24 (1.62%) PaaS
5 22 (1.49%) IaaS
6 21 (1.42%) Amazon EC2
7 20 (1.35%) SaaS
8 15 (1.01%) GitHub
9 10 (0.68%) Google Analytics
10 6 (0.41%) Google Play
11 5 (0.34%) Mimecast
12 4 (0.27%) Azure Active Directory
13 2 (0.14%) CloudFront
13 2 (0.14%) OneDrive
14 1 (0.068%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 37 (2.50%) Internet
2 31 (2.09%) DNS
3 26 (1.76%) LAN
3 26 (1.76%) SAN
4 25 (1.69%) Firewall
5 21 (1.42%) TCP/IP
6 20 (1.35%) SSL
6 20 (1.35%) WAN
7 18 (1.22%) VLAN
8 17 (1.15%) DHCP
9 16 (1.08%) HTTP
10 10 (0.68%) Intranet
11 9 (0.61%) Broadband
12 8 (0.54%) Network Security
13 7 (0.47%) NAS
13 7 (0.47%) Wireless
14 6 (0.41%) Remote Desktop
14 6 (0.41%) VoIP
15 5 (0.34%) VPN
16 4 (0.27%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 277 (18.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 210 (14.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 171 (11.55%) SQL Server 2008
4 153 (10.33%) SQL Server 2014
5 127 (8.58%) MySQL
6 124 (8.37%) SQL Server 2012
7 120 (8.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 118 (7.97%) NoSQL
9 103 (6.95%) Relational Database
10 88 (5.94%) Data Warehouse
11 67 (4.52%) MongoDB
12 60 (4.05%) SQL Server 2005
13 45 (3.04%) DB2
13 45 (3.04%) SQL Server 2016
14 39 (2.63%) RDBMS
15 36 (2.43%) Power BI
16 31 (2.09%) Big Data
17 17 (1.15%) QlikView
18 16 (1.08%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 16 (1.08%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 188 (12.69%) Visual Studio
2 144 (9.72%) Team Foundation Server
3 133 (8.98%) Git (software)
4 52 (3.51%) Subversion
5 34 (2.30%) Selenium
6 28 (1.89%) Jenkins
6 28 (1.89%) TeamCity
7 22 (1.49%) MSTest
8 21 (1.42%) NUnit
9 17 (1.15%) Moq
9 17 (1.15%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 15 (1.01%) Rhino Mocks
11 14 (0.95%) JIRA
11 14 (0.95%) Mercurial
11 14 (0.95%) MSBuild
12 13 (0.88%) Octopus Deploy
12 13 (0.88%) WebDriver
13 11 (0.74%) SpecFlow
14 10 (0.68%) git-flow
15 8 (0.54%) JUnit
General
1 153 (10.33%) Finance
2 57 (3.85%) Retail
3 41 (2.77%) Games
3 41 (2.77%) Marketing
4 40 (2.70%) Automotive
5 39 (2.63%) Manufacturing
6 27 (1.82%) Advertising
7 21 (1.42%) Telecoms
8 20 (1.35%) Publishing
9 19 (1.28%) Banking
10 11 (0.74%) Back Office
11 8 (0.54%) International Banking
12 7 (0.47%) Legal
13 6 (0.41%) Music Industry
14 5 (0.34%) Electronics
15 4 (0.27%) Retail Banking
16 3 (0.20%) French Language
16 3 (0.20%) German Language
16 3 (0.20%) Law
17 2 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 910 (61.44%) Developer
2 477 (32.21%) .NET Developer
3 320 (21.61%) C# Developer
4 214 (14.45%) C# .NET Developer
5 184 (12.42%) Senior Developer
6 151 (10.20%) Analyst
7 146 (9.86%) SQL Developer
8 132 (8.91%) ASP.NET Developer
8 132 (8.91%) Software Developer
9 114 (7.70%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 96 (6.48%) Senior .NET Developer
11 85 (5.74%) DBA
12 82 (5.54%) Web Developer
13 70 (4.73%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
14 69 (4.66%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 67 (4.52%) .NET Software Developer
16 66 (4.46%) Junior
17 63 (4.25%) C# Software Developer
18 62 (4.19%) Senior C# Developer
19 61 (4.12%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 899 (60.70%) .NET
2 592 (39.97%) ASP.NET
3 445 (30.05%) HTML
4 408 (27.55%) CSS
5 333 (22.48%) ASP.NET MVC
6 248 (16.75%) AngularJS
7 235 (15.87%) .NET Framework
8 222 (14.99%) jQuery
9 187 (12.63%) WCF
10 177 (11.95%) ASP.NET Web API
11 170 (11.48%) HTML5
12 165 (11.14%) Entity Framework
13 163 (11.01%) Web Services
14 124 (8.37%) XML
15 118 (7.97%) RESTful
16 117 (7.90%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 107 (7.22%) ASP.NET MVC 5
18 104 (7.02%) Node.js
19 99 (6.68%) CSS3
19 99 (6.68%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 104 (7.02%) Analytical Skills
2 70 (4.73%) Computer Science
3 56 (3.78%) Mobile App
4 34 (2.30%) Clustering
5 33 (2.23%) Enterprise Software
5 33 (2.23%) Management Information System
6 27 (1.82%) Data Centre
7 21 (1.42%) Replication
8 19 (1.28%) CMDB
9 18 (1.22%) iPad
10 16 (1.08%) Social Network
10 16 (1.08%) User Experience
11 12 (0.81%) N-Tier
12 11 (0.74%) Fintech
13 10 (0.68%) iPhone
13 10 (0.68%) Mobile Games
13 10 (0.68%) Online Games
14 8 (0.54%) Client/Server
14 8 (0.54%) EPoS
15 6 (0.41%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 265 (17.89%) Windows
2 133 (8.98%) Windows Server
3 78 (5.27%) Linux
4 56 (3.78%) Windows Server 2012
5 45 (3.04%) Windows Server 2008
6 42 (2.84%) Unix
7 40 (2.70%) Android
8 26 (1.76%) Apple iOS
9 15 (1.01%) Windows Server 2003
10 11 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 10 (0.68%) Windows 7
12 9 (0.61%) Windows 8
12 9 (0.61%) Windows XP
13 8 (0.54%) Windows 10
14 6 (0.41%) Windows Mobile
14 6 (0.41%) Windows Vista
15 5 (0.34%) VyOS
16 3 (0.20%) Windows Phone
17 2 (0.14%) AIX
18 1 (0.068%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 571 (38.56%) MVC
2 504 (34.03%) Agile Software Development
3 257 (17.35%) TDD
4 229 (15.46%) Business Intelligence
5 185 (12.49%) Web Development
6 157 (10.60%) Scrum
7 155 (10.47%) OO
8 132 (8.91%) SDLC
9 123 (8.31%) Web Application Development
10 118 (7.97%) Mentoring
11 112 (7.56%) BDD
12 102 (6.89%) Software Engineering
13 92 (6.21%) Continuous Integration
14 87 (5.87%) CRM
15 86 (5.81%) SOA
16 84 (5.67%) SOLID
17 82 (5.54%) Performance Tuning
18 81 (5.47%) Project Management
19 77 (5.20%) ITIL
20 70 (4.73%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 864 (58.34%) C#
2 728 (49.16%) SQL
3 519 (35.04%) JavaScript
4 276 (18.64%) T-SQL
5 166 (11.21%) VB.NET
6 107 (7.22%) Java
7 77 (5.20%) VB
8 63 (4.25%) Ruby
9 54 (3.65%) PHP
10 42 (2.84%) PowerShell
11 24 (1.62%) C
12 21 (1.42%) C++
13 18 (1.22%) VBA
14 15 (1.01%) TypeScript
15 14 (0.95%) Python
16 11 (0.74%) Objective-C
16 11 (0.74%) XPath
17 9 (0.61%) Erlang
17 9 (0.61%) VBScript
18 8 (0.54%) VB6
Qualifications
1 157 (10.60%) Degree
2 49 (3.31%) Microsoft Certification
3 33 (2.23%) ISEB
4 21 (1.42%) PMP
5 19 (1.28%) PMI Certification
6 17 (1.15%) MCSE
7 12 (0.81%) Security Cleared
8 11 (0.74%) Cisco Certification
9 10 (0.68%) ISTQB
10 9 (0.61%) MCSD
11 8 (0.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 8 (0.54%) MCITP
12 6 (0.41%) CCNA
12 6 (0.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 6 (0.41%) SC Cleared
13 4 (0.27%) Citrix Certification
13 4 (0.27%) HND
14 3 (0.20%) DV Cleared
14 3 (0.20%) MCSA
15 2 (0.14%) GNVQ
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (4.66%) QA
2 23 (1.55%) SLA
3 16 (1.08%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.20%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.068%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 66 (4.46%) Active Directory
2 49 (3.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (1.82%) Hyper-V
3 27 (1.82%) Virtual Machines
4 15 (1.01%) XenApp
5 14 (0.95%) Docker
6 6 (0.41%) Terminal Services
7 5 (0.34%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (0.34%) XenDesktop
7 5 (0.34%) XenServer
8 4 (0.27%) Terminal Server
9 3 (0.20%) HDFS
9 3 (0.20%) NFS
10 2 (0.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 2 (0.14%) BitLocker
10 2 (0.14%) vCloud
10 2 (0.14%) Xen
11 1 (0.068%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.068%) Postfix
11 1 (0.068%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 20 (1.35%) SCVMM
2 7 (0.47%) Kibana
3 6 (0.41%) Microsoft Clustering
3 6 (0.41%) WSUS
4 5 (0.34%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 5 (0.34%) Failover Clustering
4 5 (0.34%) Nagios
4 5 (0.34%) Norton AntiVirus
5 4 (0.27%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (0.27%) Puppet
5 4 (0.27%) SCCM
5 4 (0.27%) SCOM
6 3 (0.20%) EdgeSight
6 3 (0.20%) TIBCO Hawk
7 2 (0.14%) Ansible
7 2 (0.14%) Graphite
7 2 (0.14%) Hadoop YARN
7 2 (0.14%) Kubernetes
7 2 (0.14%) logstash
7 2 (0.14%) vMotion
Vendors
1 496 (33.49%) Microsoft
2 151 (10.20%) Oracle
3 70 (4.73%) VMware
4 47 (3.17%) IBM
5 44 (2.97%) Citrix
6 42 (2.84%) Cisco
7 34 (2.30%) Google
8 27 (1.82%) Tableau
9 25 (1.69%) NetApp
9 25 (1.69%) Telerik
10 20 (1.35%) Cognos
11 19 (1.28%) BMC
11 19 (1.28%) CheckPoint
11 19 (1.28%) HP
12 18 (1.22%) EMC
12 18 (1.22%) Juniper
13 15 (1.01%) NEC
13 15 (1.01%) Salesforce.com
13 15 (1.01%) Xamarin
14 11 (0.74%) Sybase
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £31000 - £37000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Droitwich, Worcestershire
Kingfisher Consultancy
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Excellent Benefits inc Parking
Posted: 19 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + pension +25 days holiday
Posted: 2 hours ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + competitive benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + superb benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Malvern, Worcestershire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + perm
Posted: 2 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £43000 per annum + competitive package
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Flexible Working
Posted: 18 hours ago
Malvern, Worcestershire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + perm
Posted: 2 hours ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Stafford, Staffordshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Kidderminster, Worcestershire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Cannock, Staffordshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £26000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £22000 - £32000 per annum + Great Company
Posted: 2 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Worcester, Worcestershire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + Flexi Time, Pension, 28 days holiday
Posted: 2 hours ago
Redditch, Worcestershire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Worcester, Worcestershire
Erin Associates
Salary: £40000 per annum + Bonus & excellent benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Redditch, Worcestershire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago