Period
to 5 July 2020

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 5 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
5 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 13 14 10
Rank change year-on-year +1 -4 0
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 465 929 1,366
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands 11.56% 11.63% 14.08%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 43.42% 47.06% 54.18%
Number of salaries quoted 419 876 1,302
Median annual salary £45,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.06% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £30,750 £29,125 £27,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £61,250 £57,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

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 1,071 1,974 2,521
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 26.63% 24.72% 25.99%
Number of salaries quoted 930 1,584 2,055
Median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £30,000 £26,325 £27,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,775 £61,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing SQL Server as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing SQL Server in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 5 July 2020.

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 5 July 2020. 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 +4 150 £50,000 +11.11% 20
Staffordshire -1 74 £40,000 - 22
Coventry -1 62 £47,500 +2.70% 11
Warwickshire +2 48 £47,000 +17.50% 16
Herefordshire +4 23 £50,000 - 6
Solihull -17 23 £42,500 -15.00% 2
Shropshire +32 20 £45,000 +59.29% 1
Walsall +6 16 £40,000 -5.88% 2
Worcestershire -7 15 £32,000 -8.57% 5
Sutton Coldfield +4 8 £37,500 +7.14% 2
Wolverhampton +1 7 £52,500 +90.91% 3
West Bromwich -5 3 £45,000 +46.34%
Dudley - 1 £32,500 -
Brierley Hill - 1 £32,500 -
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 5 July 2020, 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.

1 266 (57.20%) SQL
2 216 (46.45%) Microsoft
3 194 (41.72%) .NET
4 176 (37.85%) C#
5 168 (36.13%) Azure
6 137 (29.46%) Agile Software Development
7 112 (24.09%) ASP.NET
8 111 (23.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 108 (23.23%) HTML
9 108 (23.23%) T-SQL
10 105 (22.58%) CSS
11 99 (21.29%) MVC
12 98 (21.08%) JavaScript
12 98 (21.08%) Windows
13 97 (20.86%) Business Intelligence
14 96 (20.65%) DevOps
15 94 (20.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 69 (14.84%) Data Warehouse
16 69 (14.84%) ASP.NET Web API
17 67 (14.41%) Power Platform
17 67 (14.41%) Active Directory
18 64 (13.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 63 (13.55%) Git (software)
20 60 (12.90%) Power BI
21 59 (12.69%) AngularJS
21 59 (12.69%) jQuery
22 57 (12.26%) Finance
23 56 (12.04%) ETL
24 54 (11.61%) ASP.NET MVC
25 53 (11.40%) Problem-Solving

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 24 (5.16%) SharePoint
2 16 (3.44%) IIS
3 14 (3.01%) BizTalk Server
4 11 (2.37%) MS Exchange
5 8 (1.72%) Apache
5 8 (1.72%) CMS
5 8 (1.72%) NetWeaver
6 7 (1.51%) Elasticsearch
7 6 (1.29%) Tomcat
7 6 (1.29%) Umbraco
8 5 (1.08%) Confluence
8 5 (1.08%) WebSphere
9 3 (0.65%) Skype for Business
10 2 (0.43%) Apache Spark
10 2 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (0.43%) Liferay
10 2 (0.43%) Moodle
10 2 (0.43%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.43%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.43%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 14 (3.01%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (1.08%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.43%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 17 (3.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.51%) Oracle Applications
3 5 (1.08%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.43%) Line 500
4 2 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 168 (36.13%) Azure
2 67 (14.41%) Power Platform
3 45 (9.68%) AWS
4 30 (6.45%) Dynamics 365
5 18 (3.87%) Office 365
6 14 (3.01%) IaaS
6 14 (3.01%) PaaS
7 12 (2.58%) PowerApps
8 11 (2.37%) Azure Data Factory
8 11 (2.37%) SaaS
9 10 (2.15%) Azure Active Directory
10 6 (1.29%) GitHub
11 5 (1.08%) Power Automate
12 4 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
12 4 (0.86%) GCP
13 3 (0.65%) Amazon EC2
13 3 (0.65%) npm
14 2 (0.43%) Serverless
15 1 (0.22%) Azure Functions
15 1 (0.22%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 15 (3.23%) Firewall
1 15 (3.23%) TCP/IP
2 14 (3.01%) DNS
3 11 (2.37%) LAN
4 10 (2.15%) SAN
5 9 (1.94%) DHCP
5 9 (1.94%) WAN
6 8 (1.72%) Broadband
6 8 (1.72%) VLAN
6 8 (1.72%) VPN
7 6 (1.29%) Internet
8 5 (1.08%) Network Security
9 4 (0.86%) Intranet
10 3 (0.65%) Remote Desktop
10 3 (0.65%) SSL
11 2 (0.43%) FTP
11 2 (0.43%) NetScaler
11 2 (0.43%) PBX
11 2 (0.43%) PuTTY
11 2 (0.43%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 111 (23.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 94 (20.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 69 (14.84%) Data Warehouse
4 64 (13.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 60 (12.90%) Power BI
6 40 (8.60%) Relational Database
7 39 (8.39%) MySQL
8 33 (7.10%) Data Lake
9 24 (5.16%) Big Data
10 20 (4.30%) Azure SQL Database
11 19 (4.09%) MongoDB
11 19 (4.09%) Snowflake Schema
12 13 (2.80%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 13 (2.80%) BusinessObjects
12 13 (2.80%) Oracle Database
12 13 (2.80%) PostgreSQL
12 13 (2.80%) SQL Server 2012
13 12 (2.58%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
13 12 (2.58%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 11 (2.37%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 63 (13.55%) Git (software)
2 37 (7.96%) Visual Studio
3 19 (4.09%) JIRA
4 16 (3.44%) Jenkins
5 14 (3.01%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 10 (2.15%) Subversion
7 9 (1.94%) JMeter
8 8 (1.72%) Maven
9 7 (1.51%) Team Foundation Server
9 7 (1.51%) Visual Studio Team System
10 5 (1.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 5 (1.08%) JUnit
10 5 (1.08%) MSTest
10 5 (1.08%) NUnit
10 5 (1.08%) Octopus Deploy
10 5 (1.08%) SonarQube
11 4 (0.86%) Bitbucket
11 4 (0.86%) Selenium
12 3 (0.65%) Moq
13 2 (0.43%) SoapUI
General
1 57 (12.26%) Finance
2 18 (3.87%) Back Office
3 11 (2.37%) Law
3 11 (2.37%) Retail
4 10 (2.15%) Manufacturing
4 10 (2.15%) Public Sector
5 9 (1.94%) Legal
6 8 (1.72%) Aerospace
7 7 (1.51%) Digital Economy
8 6 (1.29%) Automotive
9 3 (0.65%) Marketing
10 2 (0.43%) Banking
11 1 (0.22%) Advertising
11 1 (0.22%) Front Office
11 1 (0.22%) Games
11 1 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 202 (43.44%) Developer
2 62 (13.33%) Analyst
3 59 (12.69%) .NET Developer
4 43 (9.25%) Senior Developer
5 41 (8.82%) SQL Developer
6 35 (7.53%) C# Developer
7 33 (7.10%) Software Developer
8 28 (6.02%) Data Engineer
9 26 (5.59%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 24 (5.16%) C# .NET Developer
10 24 (5.16%) DBA
11 22 (4.73%) Software Engineer
11 22 (4.73%) SQL DBA
12 20 (4.30%) Support Analyst
13 18 (3.87%) .NET Software Developer
13 18 (3.87%) Administrator
13 18 (3.87%) Applications Support
13 18 (3.87%) Architect
13 18 (3.87%) Full Stack Developer
14 17 (3.66%) Azure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 194 (41.72%) .NET
2 112 (24.09%) ASP.NET
3 108 (23.23%) HTML
4 105 (22.58%) CSS
5 69 (14.84%) ASP.NET Web API
6 59 (12.69%) AngularJS
6 59 (12.69%) jQuery
7 54 (11.61%) ASP.NET MVC
8 53 (11.40%) .NET Framework
9 41 (8.82%) HTML5
10 38 (8.17%) .NET Core
11 30 (6.45%) Web Services
12 29 (6.24%) React
13 28 (6.02%) Entity Framework
14 19 (4.09%) Ajax
14 19 (4.09%) REST
15 17 (3.66%) Spring
16 16 (3.44%) WinForms
17 14 (3.01%) Sass
18 13 (2.80%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 50 (10.75%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (5.81%) Self-Motivation
3 25 (5.38%) Data Centre
4 18 (3.87%) Greenfield Project
5 14 (3.01%) Management Information System
5 14 (3.01%) Public Cloud
6 13 (2.80%) Clustering
7 9 (1.94%) User Experience
8 8 (1.72%) Linux Command Line
9 7 (1.51%) Data Structures
9 7 (1.51%) Enterprise Storage
10 6 (1.29%) Replication
11 4 (0.86%) Mobile App
12 3 (0.65%) Private Cloud
13 2 (0.43%) CMDB
13 2 (0.43%) Driving Licence
13 2 (0.43%) Enterprise Software
13 2 (0.43%) EPoS
13 2 (0.43%) Virtual Team
13 2 (0.43%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 98 (21.08%) Windows
2 50 (10.75%) Windows Server
3 27 (5.81%) Linux
4 11 (2.37%) Unix
5 8 (1.72%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (1.51%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (1.08%) Apple iOS
8 4 (0.86%) Android
8 4 (0.86%) Windows Server 2016
9 3 (0.65%) Windows Phone
10 2 (0.43%) HPUX
10 2 (0.43%) OpenVMS
10 2 (0.43%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.22%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 137 (29.46%) Agile Software Development
2 99 (21.29%) MVC
3 97 (20.86%) Business Intelligence
4 96 (20.65%) DevOps
5 56 (12.04%) ETL
6 53 (11.40%) Problem-Solving
7 50 (10.75%) ITIL
8 46 (9.89%) Software Engineering
8 46 (9.89%) TDD
9 45 (9.68%) Data Modelling
10 38 (8.17%) Migration
11 37 (7.96%) Continuous Improvement
12 35 (7.53%) Unit Testing
13 34 (7.31%) Visualisation
14 33 (7.10%) User Stories
15 29 (6.24%) Data Visualisation
16 28 (6.02%) Continuous Integration
16 28 (6.02%) Disaster Recovery
17 27 (5.81%) SOLID
18 26 (5.59%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 266 (57.20%) SQL
2 176 (37.85%) C#
3 108 (23.23%) T-SQL
4 98 (21.08%) JavaScript
5 38 (8.17%) Java
6 31 (6.67%) PowerShell
7 25 (5.38%) VB.NET
8 19 (4.09%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 18 (3.87%) TypeScript
10 15 (3.23%) Python
11 13 (2.80%) PHP
11 13 (2.80%) VBScript
12 6 (1.29%) PL/SQL
13 5 (1.08%) C
13 5 (1.08%) X++
14 4 (0.86%) R
15 3 (0.65%) C++
15 3 (0.65%) VB
16 2 (0.43%) Scala
16 2 (0.43%) VBA
Qualifications
1 37 (7.96%) Degree
2 28 (6.02%) Microsoft Certification
3 13 (2.80%) Security Cleared
4 10 (2.15%) SC Cleared
5 7 (1.51%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (0.86%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (0.86%) HNC
6 4 (0.86%) MCSA
7 3 (0.65%) MCSE
8 2 (0.43%) AWS Certification
8 2 (0.43%) CompTIA Security+
8 2 (0.43%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.43%) ISEB
8 2 (0.43%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (0.43%) Network+ Certification
8 2 (0.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (0.43%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.22%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (5.16%) QA
2 20 (4.30%) Data Quality
3 12 (2.58%) GDPR
3 12 (2.58%) SLA
4 7 (1.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (1.29%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.43%) IFRS
6 2 (0.43%) IFRS 9
6 2 (0.43%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.22%) GxP
7 1 (0.22%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 67 (14.41%) Active Directory
2 33 (7.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (4.95%) Hyper-V
4 15 (3.23%) vSphere
5 10 (2.15%) Docker
6 7 (1.51%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (1.08%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (0.65%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.43%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (0.43%) XenApp
9 2 (0.43%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (1.94%) SCCM
2 6 (1.29%) Kibana
2 6 (1.29%) logstash
2 6 (1.29%) vCenter Server
3 5 (1.08%) Kubernetes
3 5 (1.08%) Microsoft Clustering
3 5 (1.08%) WSUS
4 3 (0.65%) SCOM
5 2 (0.43%) Backup Exec
5 2 (0.43%) Dollar Universe
5 2 (0.43%) Failover Clustering
5 2 (0.43%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (0.43%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 2 (0.43%) Netcool
5 2 (0.43%) OpenView
5 2 (0.43%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.22%) Docker Swarm
6 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.22%) MIIS
6 1 (0.22%) Nagios
Vendors
1 216 (46.45%) Microsoft
2 51 (10.97%) Oracle
3 50 (10.75%) VMware
4 21 (4.52%) Cisco
5 19 (4.09%) Citrix
5 19 (4.09%) Tableau
6 12 (2.58%) Databricks
6 12 (2.58%) SAP
7 10 (2.15%) NetApp
8 7 (1.51%) McAfee
9 5 (1.08%) Dell
10 4 (0.86%) BMC
10 4 (0.86%) Cognos
10 4 (0.86%) Google
10 4 (0.86%) HP
10 4 (0.86%) Palo Alto
10 4 (0.86%) Telerik
10 4 (0.86%) Xamarin
11 3 (0.65%) Fujitsu
11 3 (0.65%) IBM