Period
to 15 December 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 15 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 11 12 11
Rank change year-on-year +1 -1 -6
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 1,001 1,476 1,673
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 12.40% 14.65% 15.05%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 49.55% 50.05% 55.49%
Number of salaries quoted 857 1,284 1,426
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £27,000 £26,750 £23,750
90th Percentile £59,000 £58,750 £53,750
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +4.65%

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 2,020 2,949 3,015
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 25.02% 29.28% 27.13%
Number of salaries quoted 1,628 2,515 2,508
West Midlands median annual salary £42,750 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.88% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £23,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +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 15 December 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 15 December 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 -5 349 £42,500 - 59
Staffordshire +2 187 £37,500 - 61
Coventry -9 113 £40,000 -6.98% 33
Warwickshire -3 86 £43,000 +14.67% 14
Worcestershire +3 57 £35,500 +1.43% 18
Sutton Coldfield -1 52 £40,000 +8.11% 7
Solihull +1 50 £50,000 +17.65% 11
Shropshire +3 27 £37,500 -31.82% 12
Herefordshire -14 14 £52,500 +40.00% 3
Walsall -3 13 £32,500 -18.75% 2
Wolverhampton 0 10 £37,500 -6.25% 4
Dudley -17 6 £36,500 -14.12% 1
Stourbridge - 4 £35,250 - 8
West Bromwich +7 1 £51,000 +2.00% 1
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 15 December 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.

1 524 (52.35%) SQL
2 435 (43.46%) Microsoft
3 432 (43.16%) C#
4 417 (41.66%) .NET
5 278 (27.77%) JavaScript
6 276 (27.57%) Agile Software Development
7 261 (26.07%) Windows
8 259 (25.87%) HTML
9 242 (24.18%) CSS
10 233 (23.28%) MVC
11 228 (22.78%) ASP.NET
12 206 (20.58%) T-SQL
13 204 (20.38%) Microsoft Azure
14 199 (19.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 178 (17.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 165 (16.48%) Business Intelligence
17 155 (15.48%) Finance
18 139 (13.89%) Windows Server
19 130 (12.99%) AngularJS
20 116 (11.59%) Scrum
21 111 (11.09%) ASP.NET Web API
21 111 (11.09%) ASP.NET MVC
22 110 (10.99%) Oracle
23 108 (10.79%) Active Directory
24 107 (10.69%) Visual Studio
25 104 (10.39%) VB.NET
26 100 (9.99%) Web Services
27 99 (9.89%) TDD
27 99 (9.89%) Degree
28 98 (9.79%) Web Development

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 54 (5.39%) CMS
2 50 (5.00%) SharePoint
3 36 (3.60%) Umbraco
4 29 (2.90%) Elasticsearch
5 28 (2.80%) MS Exchange
6 27 (2.70%) IIS
7 18 (1.80%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 17 (1.70%) BizTalk Server
9 14 (1.40%) Tomcat
10 13 (1.30%) WebLogic
11 12 (1.20%) JBoss
12 11 (1.10%) Confluence
13 8 (0.80%) Cloud Foundry
14 6 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2010
15 5 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2013
15 5 (0.50%) GlassFish
15 5 (0.50%) SharePoint Server
15 5 (0.50%) Skype for Business
16 4 (0.40%) SharePoint 2010
16 4 (0.40%) WebSphere
Applications
1 65 (6.49%) Microsoft Excel
2 43 (4.30%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (0.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.50%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 5 (0.50%) Maya
5 3 (0.30%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.20%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.100%) ArchiCAD
7 1 (0.100%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.100%) MicroStation
7 1 (0.100%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.100%) Revit
Business Applications
1 16 (1.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (1.50%) FastStats
3 8 (0.80%) Dynamics NAV
4 6 (0.60%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.40%) Oracle BPM
5 4 (0.40%) SAP S/4HANA
6 3 (0.30%) Carpe Diem
6 3 (0.30%) Elite 3E
6 3 (0.30%) Magento
6 3 (0.30%) Payment Gateway
7 2 (0.20%) Exstream
7 2 (0.20%) Line 500
7 2 (0.20%) Sage 1000
7 2 (0.20%) Sage 200
7 2 (0.20%) Sage X3
7 2 (0.20%) SAP ERP
7 2 (0.20%) SAP MII
8 1 (0.100%) JDE OneWorld
Cloud Services
1 204 (20.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 83 (8.29%) Amazon AWS
3 70 (6.99%) Office 365
4 25 (2.50%) IaaS
5 20 (2.00%) PaaS
6 19 (1.90%) SaaS
7 15 (1.50%) npm
8 14 (1.40%) Google Cloud Platform
9 11 (1.10%) Cloud Computing
10 10 (1.00%) Serverless
11 5 (0.50%) Azure Data Factory
11 5 (0.50%) Dynamics 365
12 4 (0.40%) Amazon EC2
12 4 (0.40%) GitHub
12 4 (0.40%) NuGet
12 4 (0.40%) OneDrive
13 3 (0.30%) Google Analytics
13 3 (0.30%) Slack
13 3 (0.30%) Trello
14 1 (0.100%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 46 (4.60%) Network Security
2 34 (3.40%) DNS
3 32 (3.20%) Firewall
4 30 (3.00%) TCP/IP
5 27 (2.70%) LAN
5 27 (2.70%) WAN
6 25 (2.50%) DHCP
7 18 (1.80%) SAN
8 15 (1.50%) VPN
9 13 (1.30%) FTP
9 13 (1.30%) SSL
10 12 (1.20%) VLAN
11 11 (1.10%) Internet
11 11 (1.10%) SSH
12 10 (1.00%) HTTP
13 7 (0.70%) Intrusion Detection
14 6 (0.60%) Extranet
14 6 (0.60%) VoIP
15 5 (0.50%) Cisco IOS
15 5 (0.50%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 199 (19.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 178 (17.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 92 (9.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 89 (8.89%) NoSQL
5 74 (7.39%) Power BI
6 73 (7.29%) Relational Database
7 70 (6.99%) Data Warehouse
8 69 (6.89%) SQL Server 2012
9 65 (6.49%) SQL Server 2008
10 48 (4.80%) MySQL
11 36 (3.60%) SQL Server 2016
12 33 (3.30%) MongoDB
13 32 (3.20%) SQL Server 2014
14 30 (3.00%) DB2
15 29 (2.90%) Oracle Database
16 18 (1.80%) QlikView
17 16 (1.60%) BusinessObjects
17 16 (1.60%) RDBMS
18 14 (1.40%) Big Data
18 14 (1.40%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 107 (10.69%) Visual Studio
2 66 (6.59%) Team Foundation Server
3 60 (5.99%) Git (software)
4 25 (2.50%) Visual Studio Team System
5 22 (2.20%) Selenium
6 21 (2.10%) JIRA
7 17 (1.70%) Subversion
8 16 (1.60%) TeamCity
9 11 (1.10%) Jenkins
10 10 (1.00%) Bower
10 10 (1.00%) PHPUnit
11 9 (0.90%) Octopus Deploy
12 8 (0.80%) Jasmine
12 8 (0.80%) Maven
12 8 (0.80%) Moq
12 8 (0.80%) NUnit
13 7 (0.70%) CruiseControl
13 7 (0.70%) Eclipse
13 7 (0.70%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 6 (0.60%) Bitbucket
General
1 155 (15.48%) Finance
2 47 (4.70%) Retail
3 29 (2.90%) Manufacturing
4 26 (2.60%) Automotive
5 19 (1.90%) Advertising
6 15 (1.50%) Marketing
7 11 (1.10%) Banking
8 9 (0.90%) Games
9 8 (0.80%) Investment Banking
10 4 (0.40%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.40%) Law
10 4 (0.40%) Legal
10 4 (0.40%) Telecoms
11 2 (0.20%) Back Office
11 2 (0.20%) Digital Economy
11 2 (0.20%) General Ledger
12 1 (0.100%) French Language
12 1 (0.100%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.100%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 529 (52.85%) Developer
2 180 (17.98%) .NET Developer
3 133 (13.29%) C# Developer
4 99 (9.89%) Analyst
5 91 (9.09%) C# .NET Developer
6 88 (8.79%) Software Developer
7 86 (8.59%) DBA
8 84 (8.39%) Architect
9 79 (7.89%) Senior Developer
10 78 (7.79%) SQL Developer
11 68 (6.79%) SQL DBA
12 65 (6.49%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 43 (4.30%) Technical Architect
14 42 (4.20%) Web Developer
15 41 (4.10%) Junior
16 37 (3.70%) Full Stack Developer
17 36 (3.60%) C# Software Developer
18 35 (3.50%) Administrator
18 35 (3.50%) ASP.NET Developer
18 35 (3.50%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 417 (41.66%) .NET
2 259 (25.87%) HTML
3 242 (24.18%) CSS
4 228 (22.78%) ASP.NET
5 130 (12.99%) AngularJS
6 111 (11.09%) ASP.NET MVC
6 111 (11.09%) ASP.NET Web API
7 100 (9.99%) Web Services
8 80 (7.99%) jQuery
8 80 (7.99%) XML
9 79 (7.89%) .NET Framework
9 79 (7.89%) HTML5
10 61 (6.09%) CSS3
11 55 (5.49%) React
12 54 (5.39%) Entity Framework
13 51 (5.09%) SOAP
14 47 (4.70%) Ajax
14 47 (4.70%) WCF
15 44 (4.40%) RESTful
16 43 (4.30%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 86 (8.59%) Analytical Skills
2 48 (4.80%) Management Information System
3 41 (4.10%) Greenfield Project
4 33 (3.30%) Self-Motivation
5 26 (2.60%) Clustering
5 26 (2.60%) Mobile App
6 22 (2.20%) Driving Licence
7 18 (1.80%) Data Centre
7 18 (1.80%) Replication
8 17 (1.70%) SCADA
9 14 (1.40%) User Experience
10 12 (1.20%) Data Structures
11 10 (1.00%) Analytical Mindset
11 10 (1.00%) Enterprise Storage
11 10 (1.00%) Taxonomies
12 8 (0.80%) NHS
13 7 (0.70%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 7 (0.70%) Fintech
14 6 (0.60%) Enterprise Software
14 6 (0.60%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 261 (26.07%) Windows
2 139 (13.89%) Windows Server
3 86 (8.59%) Linux
4 52 (5.19%) Windows Server 2008
5 50 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 35 (3.50%) Unix
7 32 (3.20%) Windows 10
7 32 (3.20%) Windows 7
7 32 (3.20%) Windows 8
8 13 (1.30%) CentOS
9 10 (1.00%) Android
10 8 (0.80%) Apple iOS
11 6 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (0.50%) Mac OS
12 5 (0.50%) SUSE
12 5 (0.50%) Ubuntu
13 3 (0.30%) HPUX
13 3 (0.30%) Windows Server 2003
14 1 (0.100%) AIX
14 1 (0.100%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 276 (27.57%) Agile Software Development
2 233 (23.28%) MVC
3 165 (16.48%) Business Intelligence
4 116 (11.59%) Scrum
5 99 (9.89%) TDD
6 98 (9.79%) Problem-Solving
6 98 (9.79%) Web Development
7 88 (8.79%) ETL
8 71 (7.09%) SDLC
9 70 (6.99%) OO
10 67 (6.69%) Project Management
11 66 (6.59%) Software Engineering
12 56 (5.59%) ITIL
13 50 (5.00%) ERP
14 49 (4.90%) CRM
15 48 (4.80%) SOA
16 46 (4.60%) Analytics
16 46 (4.60%) Continuous Integration
17 45 (4.50%) Mentoring
17 45 (4.50%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 524 (52.35%) SQL
2 432 (43.16%) C#
3 278 (27.77%) JavaScript
4 206 (20.58%) T-SQL
5 104 (10.39%) VB.NET
6 64 (6.39%) Java
7 47 (4.70%) PowerShell
8 34 (3.40%) VB
9 29 (2.90%) PHP
10 25 (2.50%) PL/SQL
11 23 (2.30%) Python
12 19 (1.90%) VB6
13 18 (1.80%) C
14 14 (1.40%) C++
15 12 (1.20%) VBA
16 9 (0.90%) TypeScript
16 9 (0.90%) VBScript
17 7 (0.70%) R
17 7 (0.70%) Ruby
18 4 (0.40%) XPath
Qualifications
1 99 (9.89%) Degree
2 48 (4.80%) Microsoft Certification
3 39 (3.90%) Security Cleared
4 26 (2.60%) MCSE
5 25 (2.50%) MCP
6 22 (2.20%) Computer Science Degree
7 12 (1.20%) ISEB
8 11 (1.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 10 (1.00%) CCNA
9 10 (1.00%) CCNP
9 10 (1.00%) Cisco Certification
9 10 (1.00%) HND
10 9 (0.90%) CCA
10 9 (0.90%) CCAA
10 9 (0.90%) Citrix Certification
10 9 (0.90%) VCAP
11 6 (0.60%) PMI Certification
12 5 (0.50%) APMP
12 5 (0.50%) ITIL Certification
12 5 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (5.09%) GDPR
2 25 (2.50%) SLA
3 17 (1.70%) QA
4 13 (1.30%) Data Quality
5 10 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.30%) COBIT
6 3 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials
6 3 (0.30%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.30%) PMO
6 3 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.20%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 108 (10.79%) Active Directory
2 60 (5.99%) Hyper-V
2 60 (5.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (1.50%) VMware ESXi
4 13 (1.30%) Docker
4 13 (1.30%) vSphere
4 13 (1.30%) XenServer
5 7 (0.70%) Virtual Desktop
6 5 (0.50%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (0.40%) Oracle RAC
8 3 (0.30%) HDFS
9 2 (0.20%) Squid
9 2 (0.20%) Terminal Server
9 2 (0.20%) XenApp
10 1 (0.100%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.100%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 34 (3.40%) SCCM
2 17 (1.70%) SCOM
3 11 (1.10%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 8 (0.80%) Linux-HA
4 8 (0.80%) WSUS
5 7 (0.70%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 7 (0.70%) Oracle RMAN
6 6 (0.60%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 4 (0.40%) Backup Exec
8 3 (0.30%) Ansible
8 3 (0.30%) Failover Clustering
8 3 (0.30%) Grafana
8 3 (0.30%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (0.30%) Puppet
9 2 (0.20%) Kubernetes
9 2 (0.20%) Microsoft Clustering
9 2 (0.20%) Microsoft Intune
9 2 (0.20%) Prometheus
9 2 (0.20%) Terraform
9 2 (0.20%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 435 (43.46%) Microsoft
2 110 (10.99%) Oracle
3 90 (8.99%) VMware
4 56 (5.59%) Citrix
5 50 (5.00%) Tableau
6 38 (3.80%) Cisco
7 32 (3.20%) HP
8 27 (2.70%) Cognos
9 24 (2.40%) Alteryx
10 22 (2.20%) Xamarin
11 20 (2.00%) NetApp
12 17 (1.70%) Google
12 17 (1.70%) SAP
13 15 (1.50%) UiPath
14 14 (1.40%) 3PAR
15 13 (1.30%) Sybase
16 10 (1.00%) Hitachi
16 10 (1.00%) Informatica
16 10 (1.00%) McAfee
17 9 (0.90%) Sage