Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 11 11 5
Rank change year-on-year 0 -6 -2
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 1512 1714 1997
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 14.97% 15.15% 18.29%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 50.59% 56.27% 62.15%
Number of salaries quoted 1347 1449 1884
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £23,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £58,750 £53,750 £52,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +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 2989 3046 3213
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 29.60% 26.93% 29.43%
Number of salaries quoted 2577 2542 2799
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £26,150 £23,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £58,750 £55,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% 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 20 November 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 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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 0 494 £42,500 +9.68% 26
Staffordshire -1 259 £37,500 +7.14% 22
Warwickshire +8 244 £37,500 - 13
Coventry +6 228 £42,500 +6.25% 13
Solihull +7 58 £42,500 +13.33% 8
Worcestershire -6 55 £34,500 +6.15% 4
Shropshire -20 33 £47,500 +46.15% 1
Herefordshire +6 23 £37,500 -12.79% 1
Halesowen -23 21 £32,500 +6.56% 1
Walsall +5 16 £40,000 +14.29% 1
West Bromwich +1 15 £50,000 +44.93%
Wolverhampton -9 14 £40,000 +20.30%
Sutton Coldfield 0 10 £42,500 +66.67% 2
Dudley +14 5 £42,500 +32.81%
Smethwick +3 1 - -
Brierley Hill 0 1 £40,000 -5.88%
Wednesbury -4 1 £37,500 +15.38% 1
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 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.

1 862 (57.01%) C#
2 859 (56.81%) .NET
3 746 (49.34%) SQL
4 573 (37.90%) Microsoft
5 534 (35.32%) ASP.NET
6 523 (34.59%) Agile Software Development
7 496 (32.80%) JavaScript
8 494 (32.67%) MVC
9 431 (28.51%) HTML
10 408 (26.98%) CSS
11 330 (21.83%) AngularJS
12 295 (19.51%) ASP.NET MVC
13 275 (18.19%) T-SQL
14 262 (17.33%) Business Intelligence
15 256 (16.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 252 (16.67%) TDD
17 248 (16.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 238 (15.74%) ASP.NET Web API
19 223 (14.75%) Microsoft Azure
20 222 (14.68%) Windows
21 215 (14.22%) jQuery
22 195 (12.90%) SQL Server 2008
23 170 (11.24%) Web Development
24 165 (10.91%) .NET Framework
25 160 (10.58%) Scrum
26 158 (10.45%) Oracle
27 152 (10.05%) Finance
28 151 (9.99%) BDD
29 140 (9.26%) Degree
30 138 (9.13%) XML

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 67 (4.43%) SharePoint
2 63 (4.17%) IIS
3 42 (2.78%) CMS
4 31 (2.05%) MS Exchange
5 25 (1.65%) Apache
6 24 (1.59%) Tomcat
7 20 (1.32%) BizTalk Server
8 18 (1.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 17 (1.12%) Confluence
10 14 (0.93%) SharePoint 2013
10 14 (0.93%) WebLogic
11 12 (0.79%) Apache Solr
11 12 (0.79%) JBoss
12 10 (0.66%) Umbraco
13 9 (0.60%) WordPress
14 8 (0.53%) Apache Spark
14 8 (0.53%) SAS
15 7 (0.46%) Documentum
15 7 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2010
16 6 (0.40%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 57 (3.77%) Microsoft Excel
2 52 (3.44%) Microsoft Office
3 15 (0.99%) SPSS
4 8 (0.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.40%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.26%) Microsoft Project
7 2 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.066%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.066%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 25 (1.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.60%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (0.46%) BPCS
4 6 (0.40%) Dynamics NAV
5 5 (0.33%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 5 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
5 5 (0.33%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 4 (0.26%) Oracle BPM
7 3 (0.20%) Unit4 Business World
8 2 (0.13%) assyst
9 1 (0.066%) Magento
9 1 (0.066%) NetSuite
9 1 (0.066%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 223 (14.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 67 (4.43%) Amazon AWS
3 36 (2.38%) SaaS
4 26 (1.72%) Office 365
5 23 (1.52%) PaaS
6 22 (1.46%) IaaS
7 20 (1.32%) Azure Data Factory
8 18 (1.19%) GitHub
9 17 (1.12%) Bluemix
9 17 (1.12%) IBM Cloud
10 15 (0.99%) Azure Machine Learning
11 6 (0.40%) Dynamics 365
12 5 (0.33%) Google Analytics
12 5 (0.33%) Google Cloud Platform
13 4 (0.26%) Azure Active Directory
13 4 (0.26%) Force.com
14 2 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
15 1 (0.066%) Cloud Computing
15 1 (0.066%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
Communications & Networking
1 44 (2.91%) Internet
2 31 (2.05%) SAN
3 28 (1.85%) LAN
4 26 (1.72%) Firewall
5 25 (1.65%) Hyperconnected
5 25 (1.65%) WAN
6 19 (1.26%) NetScaler
7 18 (1.19%) TCP/IP
8 17 (1.12%) DNS
9 15 (0.99%) VoIP
10 14 (0.93%) DHCP
11 13 (0.86%) Extranet
11 13 (0.86%) VPN
12 9 (0.60%) IPsec
12 9 (0.60%) SMS
12 9 (0.60%) SSL
13 6 (0.40%) AMQP
13 6 (0.40%) Skype
13 6 (0.40%) VLAN
14 5 (0.33%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 256 (16.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 248 (16.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 195 (12.90%) SQL Server 2008
4 127 (8.40%) SQL Server 2016
5 122 (8.07%) MySQL
6 118 (7.80%) NoSQL
7 113 (7.47%) SQL Server 2012
8 109 (7.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 101 (6.68%) Data Warehouse
10 91 (6.02%) SQL Server 2014
11 86 (5.69%) Relational Database
12 83 (5.49%) Power BI
13 65 (4.30%) MongoDB
14 39 (2.58%) QlikView
15 37 (2.45%) Big Data
16 35 (2.31%) Oracle Database
17 33 (2.18%) SQL Server 2005
18 24 (1.59%) RDBMS
19 23 (1.52%) OLAP
20 21 (1.39%) DB2
Development Applications
1 117 (7.74%) Visual Studio
2 89 (5.89%) Git (software)
3 77 (5.09%) Team Foundation Server
4 41 (2.71%) TeamCity
5 36 (2.38%) Octopus Deploy
6 33 (2.18%) Subversion
7 29 (1.92%) JIRA
8 27 (1.79%) JUnit
9 26 (1.72%) NuGet
9 26 (1.72%) Selenium
10 23 (1.52%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 16 (1.06%) Jenkins
11 16 (1.06%) JSUnit
11 16 (1.06%) TestNG
12 13 (0.86%) SpecFlow
13 12 (0.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 12 (0.79%) ClearQuest
13 12 (0.79%) Sonatype Nexus
14 10 (0.66%) WebDriver
15 8 (0.53%) Bitbucket
General
1 152 (10.05%) Finance
2 92 (6.08%) Retail
3 45 (2.98%) Marketing
4 32 (2.12%) Automotive
5 28 (1.85%) Games
6 26 (1.72%) Advertising
7 20 (1.32%) Electronics
7 20 (1.32%) Music Industry
8 19 (1.26%) Back Office
8 19 (1.26%) Banking
8 19 (1.26%) Legal
8 19 (1.26%) Telecoms
9 13 (0.86%) Manufacturing
10 11 (0.73%) Law
11 6 (0.40%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.13%) Publishing
13 1 (0.066%) Local Government
13 1 (0.066%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 935 (61.84%) Developer
2 426 (28.17%) .NET Developer
3 356 (23.54%) C# Developer
4 242 (16.01%) C# .NET Developer
5 168 (11.11%) ASP.NET Developer
6 162 (10.71%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 156 (10.32%) SQL Developer
8 151 (9.99%) Senior Developer
9 145 (9.59%) Software Developer
10 139 (9.19%) Analyst
11 103 (6.81%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
12 100 (6.61%) DBA
13 89 (5.89%) C# Software Developer
14 87 (5.75%) Web Developer
15 80 (5.29%) Business Intelligence Developer
16 79 (5.22%) Junior
17 75 (4.96%) SQL DBA
18 69 (4.56%) .NET Software Developer
19 67 (4.43%) Junior Developer
19 67 (4.43%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 859 (56.81%) .NET
2 534 (35.32%) ASP.NET
3 431 (28.51%) HTML
4 408 (26.98%) CSS
5 330 (21.83%) AngularJS
6 295 (19.51%) ASP.NET MVC
7 238 (15.74%) ASP.NET Web API
8 215 (14.22%) jQuery
9 165 (10.91%) .NET Framework
10 138 (9.13%) XML
11 134 (8.86%) RESTful
12 128 (8.47%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 126 (8.33%) Web Services
14 123 (8.13%) HTML5
15 115 (7.61%) Entity Framework
16 106 (7.01%) Node.js
17 103 (6.81%) ASP.NET MVC 5
18 102 (6.75%) KnockoutJS
19 91 (6.02%) WCF
20 82 (5.42%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 107 (7.08%) Analytical Skills
2 77 (5.09%) Computer Science
3 61 (4.03%) Greenfield Project
4 37 (2.45%) User Experience
5 35 (2.31%) Replication
6 28 (1.85%) Clustering
6 28 (1.85%) Digital TV
7 27 (1.79%) Algorithms
8 26 (1.72%) iPad
9 22 (1.46%) BBC
9 22 (1.46%) Mobile App
10 20 (1.32%) Robotics
11 19 (1.26%) Enterprise Software
11 19 (1.26%) Management Information System
12 16 (1.06%) Data Centre
12 16 (1.06%) Online Games
12 16 (1.06%) Virtual Team
13 13 (0.86%) Fintech
14 11 (0.73%) EPoS
15 8 (0.53%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 222 (14.68%) Windows
2 132 (8.73%) Windows Server
3 71 (4.70%) Linux
4 49 (3.24%) Windows Server 2008
5 43 (2.84%) Windows Server 2012
6 29 (1.92%) Android
7 26 (1.72%) Apple iOS
8 23 (1.52%) Unix
9 18 (1.19%) Windows Server 2003
10 16 (1.06%) Windows 7
11 9 (0.60%) Windows 10
12 8 (0.53%) CentOS
13 7 (0.46%) Windows Phone
13 7 (0.46%) Windows Phone 8
14 6 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 5 (0.33%) Windows Vista
15 5 (0.33%) Windows XP
16 3 (0.20%) AIX
17 2 (0.13%) Windows 8
17 2 (0.13%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 523 (34.59%) Agile Software Development
2 494 (32.67%) MVC
3 262 (17.33%) Business Intelligence
4 252 (16.67%) TDD
5 170 (11.24%) Web Development
6 160 (10.58%) Scrum
7 151 (9.99%) BDD
8 117 (7.74%) SDLC
9 114 (7.54%) Mentoring
10 111 (7.34%) OO
11 110 (7.28%) Web Application Development
12 105 (6.94%) ETL
13 102 (6.75%) Software Engineering
14 94 (6.22%) Test Automation
15 90 (5.95%) Continuous Integration
16 89 (5.89%) ITIL
16 89 (5.89%) Project Management
17 82 (5.42%) E-Commerce
18 74 (4.89%) Analytics
19 67 (4.43%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 862 (57.01%) C#
2 746 (49.34%) SQL
3 496 (32.80%) JavaScript
4 275 (18.19%) T-SQL
5 134 (8.86%) VB.NET
6 121 (8.00%) Java
7 72 (4.76%) PowerShell
8 52 (3.44%) PHP
9 50 (3.31%) Ruby
10 46 (3.04%) C++
11 41 (2.71%) VB
12 29 (1.92%) PL/SQL
13 28 (1.85%) XPath
14 21 (1.39%) Python
15 17 (1.12%) R
16 16 (1.06%) C
16 16 (1.06%) F#
17 15 (0.99%) VBA
18 14 (0.93%) Shell Script
18 14 (0.93%) VB6
Qualifications
1 140 (9.26%) Degree
2 73 (4.83%) Microsoft Certification
3 62 (4.10%) Computer Science Degree
4 18 (1.19%) Security Cleared
5 16 (1.06%) ISEB
6 15 (0.99%) Cisco Certification
6 15 (0.99%) MCSA
7 14 (0.93%) CCNA
7 14 (0.93%) MCSE
8 11 (0.73%) HND
9 10 (0.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 10 (0.66%) MCSD
10 8 (0.53%) GNVQ
11 6 (0.40%) ISTQB
12 5 (0.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 4 (0.26%) ITIL Certification
13 4 (0.26%) MCPD
13 4 (0.26%) MCTS
13 4 (0.26%) PhD
14 3 (0.20%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (3.11%) QA
2 25 (1.65%) SLA
3 23 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 17 (1.12%) Data Quality
5 9 (0.60%) COBIT
6 7 (0.46%) Disclosure Scotland
7 3 (0.20%) PMO
7 3 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.066%) GDPR
8 1 (0.066%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.066%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.066%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 62 (4.10%) Active Directory
2 45 (2.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (1.26%) VMware ESXi
4 16 (1.06%) Hyper-V
4 16 (1.06%) vSphere
5 15 (0.99%) Virtual Machines
6 14 (0.93%) Docker
7 7 (0.46%) Oracle RAC
8 6 (0.40%) Terminal Server
9 5 (0.33%) Microsoft App-V
10 4 (0.26%) XenApp
11 3 (0.20%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.066%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 1 (0.066%) HDFS
12 1 (0.066%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.066%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.066%) Xen
Systems Management
1 41 (2.71%) Puppet
2 23 (1.52%) Ansible
3 13 (0.86%) SCCM
4 11 (0.73%) SCOM
5 10 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
6 9 (0.60%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 7 (0.46%) Oracle RMAN
7 7 (0.46%) SCOrch
7 7 (0.46%) vCenter Server
7 7 (0.46%) ZABBIX
8 5 (0.33%) Business Desktop Deployment
8 5 (0.33%) Marathon
8 5 (0.33%) NetBackup
8 5 (0.33%) Oozie
9 4 (0.26%) Nagios
9 4 (0.26%) WSUS
10 3 (0.20%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
10 3 (0.20%) Kibana
10 3 (0.20%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 3 (0.20%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 573 (37.90%) Microsoft
2 158 (10.45%) Oracle
3 60 (3.97%) VMware
4 53 (3.51%) IBM
5 40 (2.65%) Tableau
6 36 (2.38%) Google
7 35 (2.31%) Cognos
8 26 (1.72%) Cisco
9 24 (1.59%) SAP
10 20 (1.32%) Informatica
10 20 (1.32%) Telerik
11 19 (1.26%) BMC
12 17 (1.12%) Xamarin
13 15 (0.99%) Citrix
14 14 (0.93%) Atlassian
15 13 (0.86%) Red Hat
16 12 (0.79%) CollabNet
16 12 (0.79%) EMC
16 12 (0.79%) Serena
16 12 (0.79%) Sonatype