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 June 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 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 8 12 5
Rank change year-on-year +4 -7  
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 837 845 1110
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 16.29% 13.70% 19.52%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 54.42% 52.22% 62.89%
Number of salaries quoted 739 694 998
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 £52,500 £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 1538 1618 1765
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 29.93% 26.23% 31.04%
Number of salaries quoted 1345 1337 1537
Median salary £41,500 £40,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56%  
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 June 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 June 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 +4 282 £42,000 +12.00% 34
Warwickshire +6 136 £35,000 -26.31% 16
Coventry +3 132 £42,500 +6.25% 17
Staffordshire -2 113 £37,500 +5.63% 23
Worcestershire -10 42 £33,000 -22.35% 4
Solihull +10 34 £40,750 +8.66% 9
Shropshire -17 18 £47,500 +26.66% 3
Sutton Coldfield +3 13 £45,000 +97.80%
Halesowen -3 12 £32,500 -13.33% 2
West Bromwich +15 9 £40,000 -11.11%
Walsall -3 7 £40,550 +8.13% 4
Herefordshire -5 6 £40,000 -5.88% 4
Wolverhampton -2 5 £47,500 +26.66% 3
Dudley - 4 £30,000 - 2
Smethwick - 1 - -
Stourbridge - 1 £30,000 - 1
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 28 June 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.

1 963 (61.46%) .NET
2 930 (59.35%) C#
3 807 (51.50%) SQL
4 576 (36.76%) MVC
5 573 (36.57%) ASP.NET
6 551 (35.16%) Microsoft
7 543 (34.65%) JavaScript
8 480 (30.63%) Agile Software Development
9 461 (29.42%) HTML
10 434 (27.70%) CSS
11 357 (22.78%) ASP.NET MVC
12 330 (21.06%) T-SQL
13 325 (20.74%) TDD
14 299 (19.08%) AngularJS
15 276 (17.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 267 (17.04%) Business Intelligence
17 259 (16.53%) ASP.NET Web API
18 242 (15.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 242 (15.44%) .NET Framework
18 242 (15.44%) jQuery
19 237 (15.12%) Windows
20 207 (13.21%) Microsoft Azure
21 194 (12.38%) SQL Server 2008
21 194 (12.38%) Web Development
22 189 (12.06%) Degree
23 167 (10.66%) VB.NET
24 163 (10.40%) Entity Framework
25 162 (10.34%) WCF
26 161 (10.27%) BDD
26 161 (10.27%) Visual Studio

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 95 (6.06%) IIS
2 67 (4.28%) SharePoint
3 41 (2.62%) CMS
4 25 (1.60%) MS Exchange
5 22 (1.40%) BizTalk Server
6 20 (1.28%) SAS
7 16 (1.02%) Umbraco
8 15 (0.96%) Tomcat
9 13 (0.83%) Sitecore CMS
10 12 (0.77%) EPiServer
11 11 (0.70%) Elasticsearch
11 11 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2010
12 8 (0.51%) SharePoint 2013
13 7 (0.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 7 (0.45%) WordPress
14 6 (0.38%) Apache
14 6 (0.38%) Apache Spark
14 6 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2007
14 6 (0.38%) Joomla!
14 6 (0.38%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 69 (4.40%) Microsoft Excel
2 49 (3.13%) Microsoft Office
3 11 (0.70%) SPSS
4 9 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.064%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.064%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 18 (1.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (0.89%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 13 (0.83%) Dynamics AX
4 9 (0.57%) Dynamics NAV
5 6 (0.38%) Oracle BPM
5 6 (0.38%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 4 (0.26%) assyst
7 3 (0.19%) BusinessWorks
7 3 (0.19%) Magento
8 2 (0.13%) Infor LN
8 2 (0.13%) Infor M3
8 2 (0.13%) SAP Business One
9 1 (0.064%) Dynamics GP
9 1 (0.064%) NetSuite
9 1 (0.064%) Oracle Assets
9 1 (0.064%) Oracle EBS
9 1 (0.064%) Remedy ITSM
9 1 (0.064%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 207 (13.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 54 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
3 25 (1.60%) IaaS
3 25 (1.60%) PaaS
4 24 (1.53%) Office 365
5 21 (1.34%) SaaS
6 16 (1.02%) GitHub
7 15 (0.96%) Amazon EC2
8 13 (0.83%) Azure Active Directory
9 12 (0.77%) Azure Data Factory
10 9 (0.57%) Azure Machine Learning
11 8 (0.51%) Google Analytics
12 7 (0.45%) Bluemix
12 7 (0.45%) IBM Cloud
13 6 (0.38%) Dynamics 365
13 6 (0.38%) Google Play
14 2 (0.13%) CloudFront
14 2 (0.13%) OneDrive
15 1 (0.064%) Cloud Computing
15 1 (0.064%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 49 (3.13%) Internet
2 29 (1.85%) DNS
3 26 (1.66%) LAN
4 25 (1.60%) WAN
5 20 (1.28%) TCP/IP
6 18 (1.15%) Broadband
7 17 (1.08%) DHCP
7 17 (1.08%) Firewall
7 17 (1.08%) VPN
8 16 (1.02%) SAN
9 12 (0.77%) HTTP
10 10 (0.64%) Network Security
10 10 (0.64%) Wi-Fi
11 8 (0.51%) VoIP
12 7 (0.45%) Remote Desktop
12 7 (0.45%) VLAN
13 6 (0.38%) Intranet
13 6 (0.38%) SSL
14 5 (0.32%) NAS
14 5 (0.32%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 276 (17.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 242 (15.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 194 (12.38%) SQL Server 2008
4 151 (9.64%) SQL Server 2014
5 139 (8.87%) MySQL
5 139 (8.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 125 (7.98%) NoSQL
7 116 (7.40%) SQL Server 2016
8 113 (7.21%) Data Warehouse
8 113 (7.21%) SQL Server 2012
9 83 (5.30%) Relational Database
10 75 (4.79%) MongoDB
10 75 (4.79%) SQL Server 2005
11 72 (4.59%) Power BI
12 37 (2.36%) Big Data
12 37 (2.36%) QlikView
13 35 (2.23%) DB2
14 31 (1.98%) RDBMS
15 25 (1.60%) Oracle Database
16 18 (1.15%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 161 (10.27%) Visual Studio
2 155 (9.89%) Team Foundation Server
3 135 (8.62%) Git (software)
4 34 (2.17%) NUnit
5 29 (1.85%) Selenium
5 29 (1.85%) Subversion
6 22 (1.40%) Moq
6 22 (1.40%) TeamCity
7 21 (1.34%) MSTest
8 20 (1.28%) Rhino Mocks
9 19 (1.21%) WebDriver
10 16 (1.02%) Jenkins
11 15 (0.96%) JUnit
11 15 (0.96%) Octopus Deploy
11 15 (0.96%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 11 (0.70%) SpecFlow
13 10 (0.64%) git-flow
13 10 (0.64%) TestNG
14 8 (0.51%) JIRA
15 7 (0.45%) JSUnit
General
1 146 (9.32%) Finance
2 86 (5.49%) Retail
3 53 (3.38%) Marketing
4 47 (3.00%) Games
5 42 (2.68%) Automotive
6 41 (2.62%) Legal
7 32 (2.04%) Advertising
8 26 (1.66%) Manufacturing
9 24 (1.53%) Telecoms
10 20 (1.28%) Electronics
11 16 (1.02%) Back Office
12 14 (0.89%) Publishing
13 11 (0.70%) Music Industry
14 10 (0.64%) Law
15 7 (0.45%) Banking
16 3 (0.19%) French Language
17 2 (0.13%) German Language
18 1 (0.064%) Multimedia
18 1 (0.064%) Pharmaceutical
18 1 (0.064%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 1018 (64.96%) Developer
2 526 (33.57%) .NET Developer
3 389 (24.82%) C# Developer
4 260 (16.59%) C# .NET Developer
5 192 (12.25%) SQL Developer
6 174 (11.10%) Software Developer
7 169 (10.78%) ASP.NET Developer
7 169 (10.78%) Senior Developer
8 158 (10.08%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 147 (9.38%) Analyst
10 110 (7.02%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 109 (6.96%) DBA
12 100 (6.38%) C# Software Developer
13 98 (6.25%) .NET Software Developer
14 86 (5.49%) SQL DBA
15 79 (5.04%) Web Developer
16 77 (4.91%) Business Intelligence Developer
17 73 (4.66%) Senior .NET Developer
18 71 (4.53%) Junior
19 69 (4.40%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 963 (61.46%) .NET
2 573 (36.57%) ASP.NET
3 461 (29.42%) HTML
4 434 (27.70%) CSS
5 357 (22.78%) ASP.NET MVC
6 299 (19.08%) AngularJS
7 259 (16.53%) ASP.NET Web API
8 242 (15.44%) .NET Framework
8 242 (15.44%) jQuery
9 163 (10.40%) Entity Framework
10 162 (10.34%) WCF
11 142 (9.06%) Node.js
12 135 (8.62%) RESTful
13 132 (8.42%) HTML5
14 128 (8.17%) Web Services
15 125 (7.98%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 124 (7.91%) ASP.NET MVC 5
17 122 (7.79%) WPF
18 108 (6.89%) KnockoutJS
19 96 (6.13%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 120 (7.66%) Analytical Skills
2 88 (5.62%) Computer Science
3 82 (5.23%) Greenfield Project
4 51 (3.25%) Mobile App
5 46 (2.94%) Replication
6 34 (2.17%) Clustering
7 29 (1.85%) User Experience
8 26 (1.66%) Data Centre
9 25 (1.60%) Management Information System
10 22 (1.40%) Algorithms
11 21 (1.34%) Enterprise Software
12 17 (1.08%) iPad
13 14 (0.89%) EPoS
13 14 (0.89%) Online Games
14 13 (0.83%) CMDB
15 12 (0.77%) Digital TV
15 12 (0.77%) Mainframe
16 11 (0.70%) Mobile Games
17 10 (0.64%) iPhone
18 9 (0.57%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 237 (15.12%) Windows
2 119 (7.59%) Windows Server
3 60 (3.83%) Linux
3 60 (3.83%) Windows Server 2008
4 59 (3.77%) Windows Server 2012
5 39 (2.49%) Android
6 31 (1.98%) Apple iOS
7 27 (1.72%) Unix
8 19 (1.21%) Windows 7
9 8 (0.51%) Windows Mobile
9 8 (0.51%) Windows Phone
10 6 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (0.38%) Windows 10
10 6 (0.38%) Windows 8
11 5 (0.32%) VyOS
12 4 (0.26%) AIX
12 4 (0.26%) Windows Phone 8
12 4 (0.26%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (0.13%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.064%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 576 (36.76%) MVC
2 480 (30.63%) Agile Software Development
3 325 (20.74%) TDD
4 267 (17.04%) Business Intelligence
5 194 (12.38%) Web Development
6 161 (10.27%) BDD
6 161 (10.27%) Scrum
7 141 (9.00%) Web Application Development
8 130 (8.30%) OO
9 128 (8.17%) Mentoring
10 108 (6.89%) ETL
11 94 (6.00%) SDLC
12 92 (5.87%) Continuous Integration
12 92 (5.87%) Software Engineering
13 82 (5.23%) Test Automation
14 80 (5.11%) SOLID
15 79 (5.04%) ITIL
16 78 (4.98%) Performance Tuning
17 75 (4.79%) Kanban
18 71 (4.53%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 930 (59.35%) C#
2 807 (51.50%) SQL
3 543 (34.65%) JavaScript
4 330 (21.06%) T-SQL
5 167 (10.66%) VB.NET
6 91 (5.81%) Java
7 71 (4.53%) Ruby
8 64 (4.08%) VB
9 49 (3.13%) PowerShell
10 40 (2.55%) PHP
11 24 (1.53%) C++
12 20 (1.28%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 18 (1.15%) Python
14 15 (0.96%) VBA
15 13 (0.83%) Bash Shell
16 12 (0.77%) C
16 12 (0.77%) XPath
17 10 (0.64%) Objective-C
17 10 (0.64%) R
17 10 (0.64%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 189 (12.06%) Degree
2 70 (4.47%) Microsoft Certification
3 63 (4.02%) Computer Science Degree
4 34 (2.17%) ISEB
5 13 (0.83%) MCSE
5 13 (0.83%) PMI Certification
5 13 (0.83%) PMP
6 12 (0.77%) ISTQB
7 11 (0.70%) Security Cleared
8 10 (0.64%) HND
8 10 (0.64%) Numerate Degree
9 9 (0.57%) GNVQ
9 9 (0.57%) Master's Degree
9 9 (0.57%) MCSD
10 8 (0.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 7 (0.45%) MCSA
11 7 (0.45%) Six Sigma Black Belt
12 6 (0.38%) MCPD
13 5 (0.32%) SC Cleared
14 4 (0.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (4.15%) QA
2 28 (1.79%) SLA
3 12 (0.77%) Data Quality
4 6 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.19%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.064%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.064%) PMO
System Software
1 63 (4.02%) Active Directory
2 42 (2.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (1.47%) Hyper-V
4 18 (1.15%) Virtual Machines
5 9 (0.57%) Terminal Server
6 8 (0.51%) Docker
6 8 (0.51%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (0.32%) vSphere
7 5 (0.32%) XenApp
8 4 (0.26%) VMware Workstation
9 2 (0.13%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.13%) vCloud
9 2 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.13%) Xen
9 2 (0.13%) XenServer
10 1 (0.064%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 1 (0.064%) HDFS
10 1 (0.064%) Postfix
10 1 (0.064%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 21 (1.34%) SCOM
2 13 (0.83%) SCVMM
3 11 (0.70%) SCCM
4 9 (0.57%) Failover Clustering
5 7 (0.45%) Kibana
5 7 (0.45%) Nagios
6 6 (0.38%) Microsoft Clustering
7 5 (0.32%) NetBackup
7 5 (0.32%) Puppet
8 3 (0.19%) Ansible
8 3 (0.19%) Business Desktop Deployment
8 3 (0.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 3 (0.19%) TIBCO Hawk
8 3 (0.19%) WSUS
8 3 (0.19%) ZABBIX
9 2 (0.13%) Graphite
9 2 (0.13%) logstash
9 2 (0.13%) Rancher
9 2 (0.13%) vCenter Server
9 2 (0.13%) vMotion
Vendors
1 551 (35.16%) Microsoft
2 149 (9.51%) Oracle
3 53 (3.38%) IBM
3 53 (3.38%) VMware
4 52 (3.32%) Tableau
5 33 (2.11%) Cognos
5 33 (2.11%) Google
6 27 (1.72%) Cisco
7 20 (1.28%) Citrix
7 20 (1.28%) Xamarin
8 19 (1.21%) SAP
9 18 (1.15%) HP
10 17 (1.08%) EMC
10 17 (1.08%) NetApp
11 14 (0.89%) BMC
11 14 (0.89%) Telerik
12 13 (0.83%) Sitecore
13 12 (0.77%) CheckPoint
13 12 (0.77%) iManage
13 12 (0.77%) Juniper
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Enable
Salary: £50,000 per annum (negotiable)
Posted: 4 hours ago
Warwickshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Computer People
Salary: £44000.00 - £54000.00 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 4 hours ago
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Arden Resourcing Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum Plus Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Brierley Hill, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Salary: £50000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Reed Technology
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Ross-On-Wye, Herefordshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Walsall, West Midlands (County)
Crimson Ltd
Salary: £32000 - £37000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Warwickshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Rebel Recruitment
Salary: From £30,000 to £38,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Enable
Salary: £32,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Warwick, Warwickshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Kidderminster, Worcestershire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Reed Technology
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Walsall, West Midlands (County)
Crimson Ltd
Salary: £27500 - £32500 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £25000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Kingfisher Consultancy
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 2 days ago
Ludlow, Shropshire
Itecco
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Fantastic Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Ascend Consulting
Salary: Up to £32,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £48000 - £52000 per annum, Benefits Benefits
Posted: Yesterday