Period
to 17 October 2019

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 17 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
17 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 13 11 12
Rank change year-on-year -2 +1 -1
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 854 1,100 1,530
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 11.71% 12.78% 15.44%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 47.50% 49.31% 51.71%
Number of salaries quoted 786 958 1,368
West Midlands median annual salary £44,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £62,478 £57,500 £57,500
England median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.05% +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 1,798 2,231 2,959
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 24.65% 25.93% 29.86%
Number of salaries quoted 1,560 1,806 2,589
West Midlands median annual salary £42,750 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.59% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,000 £26,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £63,750 £60,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

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 17 October 2019.

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 17 October 2019. 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 +2 258 £44,000 +4.14% 65
Staffordshire -3 150 £40,000 +6.67% 42
Coventry +3 132 £47,500 +11.76% 27
Herefordshire +17 68 £50,000 -44.44% 12
Worcestershire +3 61 £45,000 +38.46% 30
Solihull +7 54 £50,000 - 8
Warwickshire -16 54 £42,500 - 16
Walsall +2 14 £39,000 +20.00% 7
Shropshire -15 14 £30,000 -20.00% 4
Wolverhampton +14 12 £27,500 -30.38% 5
Sutton Coldfield -8 8 £41,750 +4.38% 4
Smethwick - 5 £22,500 - 1
West Bromwich -7 2 £24,500 -51.96% 1
Dudley -10 2 £25,500 -25.00%
Kingswinford +1 1 £45,000 -
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 17 October 2019, 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.

1 442 (51.76%) SQL
2 398 (46.60%) Microsoft
3 366 (42.86%) .NET
4 344 (40.28%) C#
5 260 (30.44%) Agile Software Development
6 222 (26.00%) ASP.NET
7 208 (24.36%) Windows
8 202 (23.65%) Azure
9 185 (21.66%) JavaScript
10 179 (20.96%) Business Intelligence
11 175 (20.49%) T-SQL
12 168 (19.67%) MVC
13 163 (19.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 153 (17.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 150 (17.56%) Finance
15 150 (17.56%) HTML
16 148 (17.33%) Problem-Solving
17 139 (16.28%) CSS
18 122 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
19 120 (14.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
20 108 (12.65%) ASP.NET Web API
21 105 (12.30%) .NET Framework
21 105 (12.30%) Scrum
21 105 (12.30%) Power Platform
22 102 (11.94%) Power BI
23 96 (11.24%) ETL
24 95 (11.12%) Web Services
24 95 (11.12%) DevOps
25 94 (11.01%) Active Directory
26 91 (10.66%) Software Engineering

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 58 (6.79%) IIS
2 50 (5.85%) SharePoint
3 32 (3.75%) MS Exchange
4 29 (3.40%) Confluence
5 24 (2.81%) CMS
6 18 (2.11%) Apache
7 17 (1.99%) ArcGIS
8 16 (1.87%) BizTalk Server
9 13 (1.52%) Elasticsearch
10 11 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2010
11 10 (1.17%) Umbraco
12 7 (0.82%) SAS
13 5 (0.59%) IBM Notes
14 4 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2003
14 4 (0.47%) nginx
14 4 (0.47%) Sitefinity
15 3 (0.35%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 3 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2013
15 3 (0.35%) Liferay
15 3 (0.35%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 47 (5.50%) Microsoft Office
2 37 (4.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (1.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.47%) Fireworks
4 4 (0.47%) Moqups
4 4 (0.47%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.47%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 11 (1.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.70%) OPENHousing
3 4 (0.47%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 4 (0.47%) Dynamics NAV
3 4 (0.47%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (0.35%) BusinessWorks
4 3 (0.35%) Line 500
4 3 (0.35%) Sage X3
4 3 (0.35%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 2 (0.23%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.12%) Dynamics GP
6 1 (0.12%) Infor CRM
6 1 (0.12%) Sage CRM
6 1 (0.12%) SAP MII
6 1 (0.12%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 202 (23.65%) Azure
2 105 (12.30%) Power Platform
3 82 (9.60%) AWS
4 52 (6.09%) Office 365
5 33 (3.86%) PaaS
6 26 (3.04%) IaaS
7 16 (1.87%) GCP
8 12 (1.41%) Amazon SQS
8 12 (1.41%) AWS IoT
8 12 (1.41%) AWS Lambda
8 12 (1.41%) Dynamics 365
8 12 (1.41%) GitHub
8 12 (1.41%) Serverless
9 11 (1.29%) Azure Stack
10 10 (1.17%) Azure Data Factory
11 9 (1.05%) SaaS
12 5 (0.59%) Amazon EC2
12 5 (0.59%) Azure Active Directory
13 4 (0.47%) Microsoft Flow
13 4 (0.47%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 49 (5.74%) DNS
2 36 (4.22%) DHCP
3 35 (4.10%) Firewall
4 29 (3.40%) Internet
5 22 (2.58%) TCP/IP
5 22 (2.58%) VPN
5 22 (2.58%) WAN
6 21 (2.46%) SAN
7 17 (1.99%) FTP
7 17 (1.99%) LAN
7 17 (1.99%) SMTP
8 15 (1.76%) HTTP
9 12 (1.41%) MQTT
9 12 (1.41%) SSH
10 11 (1.29%) Remote Desktop
11 10 (1.17%) MPLS
12 9 (1.05%) WLAN
13 8 (0.94%) Intranet
14 7 (0.82%) NetScaler
15 5 (0.59%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 163 (19.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 153 (17.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 122 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
4 120 (14.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 102 (11.94%) Power BI
6 75 (8.78%) Relational Database
7 52 (6.09%) SQL Server 2008
8 49 (5.74%) MySQL
9 43 (5.04%) SQL Server 2012
10 37 (4.33%) PostgreSQL
11 29 (3.40%) SQL Server 2014
12 24 (2.81%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 23 (2.69%) QlikView
14 21 (2.46%) MongoDB
15 20 (2.34%) SQL Server 2016
16 18 (2.11%) NoSQL
17 17 (1.99%) Amazon RDS
17 17 (1.99%) Cognos Framework Manager
17 17 (1.99%) GIS
18 15 (1.76%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 86 (10.07%) Git (software)
2 69 (8.08%) Visual Studio
3 47 (5.50%) JIRA
4 32 (3.75%) Team Foundation Server
5 31 (3.63%) Visual Studio Team System
6 28 (3.28%) Jenkins
6 28 (3.28%) Subversion
7 20 (2.34%) SonarQube
8 18 (2.11%) Selenium
9 11 (1.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 11 (1.29%) JMeter
9 11 (1.29%) JUnit
9 11 (1.29%) Maven
9 11 (1.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 6 (0.70%) Artifactory
11 5 (0.59%) Octopus Deploy
11 5 (0.59%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 4 (0.47%) TeamCity
13 3 (0.35%) Bitbucket
13 3 (0.35%) Cucumber
General
1 150 (17.56%) Finance
2 53 (6.21%) Retail
3 49 (5.74%) Marketing
4 36 (4.22%) Manufacturing
5 26 (3.04%) Public Sector
6 24 (2.81%) Telecoms
7 16 (1.87%) Electronics
8 10 (1.17%) General Ledger
9 9 (1.05%) Legal
10 8 (0.94%) Automotive
10 8 (0.94%) Social Housing
11 7 (0.82%) French Language
11 7 (0.82%) Games
12 6 (0.70%) Billing
12 6 (0.70%) German Language
12 6 (0.70%) Law
13 5 (0.59%) Banking
13 5 (0.59%) Local Government
14 4 (0.47%) Advertising
14 4 (0.47%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 437 (51.17%) Developer
2 167 (19.56%) .NET Developer
3 128 (14.99%) Analyst
4 93 (10.89%) C# Developer
4 93 (10.89%) Senior Developer
5 92 (10.77%) Software Developer
6 76 (8.90%) C# .NET Developer
7 63 (7.38%) SQL Developer
8 56 (6.56%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 45 (5.27%) .NET Software Developer
10 42 (4.92%) Senior .NET Developer
11 39 (4.57%) Applications Support
11 39 (4.57%) Support Analyst
12 34 (3.98%) Senior Software Developer
13 33 (3.86%) Full Stack Developer
13 33 (3.86%) Software Engineer
14 32 (3.75%) Architect
15 30 (3.51%) C# Software Developer
15 30 (3.51%) Data Analyst
16 27 (3.16%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 366 (42.86%) .NET
2 222 (26.00%) ASP.NET
3 150 (17.56%) HTML
4 139 (16.28%) CSS
5 108 (12.65%) ASP.NET Web API
6 105 (12.30%) .NET Framework
7 95 (11.12%) Web Services
8 87 (10.19%) AngularJS
9 79 (9.25%) jQuery
10 63 (7.38%) ASP.NET MVC
11 57 (6.67%) .NET Core
11 57 (6.67%) HTML5
12 48 (5.62%) XML
13 46 (5.39%) Entity Framework
14 45 (5.27%) React
15 40 (4.68%) REST
16 39 (4.57%) ASP.NET Web Forms
17 36 (4.22%) Ajax
18 33 (3.86%) CSS3
19 32 (3.75%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 91 (10.66%) Analytical Skills
2 54 (6.32%) Self-Motivation
3 40 (4.68%) Management Information System
4 38 (4.45%) Greenfield Project
5 15 (1.76%) Algorithms
6 14 (1.64%) Mobile App
6 14 (1.64%) Robotics
7 13 (1.52%) Clustering
8 12 (1.41%) Smart Home
9 11 (1.29%) Linux Command Line
10 10 (1.17%) Data Structures
11 9 (1.05%) Data Centre
11 9 (1.05%) Replication
11 9 (1.05%) User Experience
12 8 (0.94%) Public Cloud
13 7 (0.82%) BYOD
13 7 (0.82%) Driving Licence
13 7 (0.82%) N-Tier
13 7 (0.82%) SCADA
14 5 (0.59%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 208 (24.36%) Windows
2 86 (10.07%) Windows Server
3 64 (7.49%) Linux
4 38 (4.45%) Unix
5 26 (3.04%) Windows Server 2008
6 25 (2.93%) Windows Server 2012
7 22 (2.58%) Android
8 18 (2.11%) Apple iOS
9 12 (1.41%) Windows 10
10 11 (1.29%) Windows 7
11 10 (1.17%) Windows Server 2003
12 8 (0.94%) Windows XP
13 7 (0.82%) CentOS
13 7 (0.82%) Data ONTAP
14 6 (0.70%) Windows Mobile
15 4 (0.47%) Debian
15 4 (0.47%) Fedora
15 4 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 3 (0.35%) Windows 8
16 3 (0.35%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 260 (30.44%) Agile Software Development
2 179 (20.96%) Business Intelligence
3 168 (19.67%) MVC
4 148 (17.33%) Problem-Solving
5 105 (12.30%) Scrum
6 96 (11.24%) ETL
7 95 (11.12%) DevOps
8 91 (10.66%) Software Engineering
9 79 (9.25%) SDLC
10 78 (9.13%) Web Development
11 75 (8.78%) Mentoring
12 74 (8.67%) Computer Science
13 73 (8.55%) OO
14 60 (7.03%) Continuous Integration
15 59 (6.91%) TDD
16 58 (6.79%) Analytics
17 49 (5.74%) ITIL
18 48 (5.62%) Data Modelling
19 44 (5.15%) Project Management
19 44 (5.15%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 442 (51.76%) SQL
2 344 (40.28%) C#
3 185 (21.66%) JavaScript
4 175 (20.49%) T-SQL
5 81 (9.48%) VB.NET
6 55 (6.44%) Java
6 55 (6.44%) Python
7 36 (4.22%) PowerShell
8 28 (3.28%) VB
9 16 (1.87%) C
9 16 (1.87%) VB6
10 14 (1.64%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 14 (1.64%) TypeScript
11 12 (1.41%) R
12 8 (0.94%) PHP
13 7 (0.82%) VBA
13 7 (0.82%) VBScript
14 6 (0.70%) C++
15 5 (0.59%) Perl
15 5 (0.59%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 90 (10.54%) Degree
2 32 (3.75%) Microsoft Certification
3 18 (2.11%) HND
4 11 (1.29%) ITIL Certification
4 11 (1.29%) MCP
5 8 (0.94%) ISTQB
6 7 (0.82%) Computer Science Degree
6 7 (0.82%) MCSE
6 7 (0.82%) SC Cleared
6 7 (0.82%) Security Cleared
7 5 (0.59%) MCSA
8 4 (0.47%) ISEB
9 3 (0.35%) MCITP
10 2 (0.23%) CCNA
10 2 (0.23%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.23%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.23%) PMP
11 1 (0.12%) CEH
11 1 (0.12%) Network+ Certification
11 1 (0.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (5.97%) QA
2 27 (3.16%) Data Quality
3 16 (1.87%) SLA
4 7 (0.82%) GDPR
5 2 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.23%) PMO
6 1 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 1 (0.12%) Solvency II
System Software
1 94 (11.01%) Active Directory
2 49 (5.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (4.33%) Hyper-V
4 30 (3.51%) Docker
5 15 (1.76%) XenApp
6 13 (1.52%) vSphere
7 11 (1.29%) XenDesktop
8 10 (1.17%) VMware ESXi
9 8 (0.94%) Virtual Machines
10 7 (0.82%) DFS Replication
11 5 (0.59%) Forefront TMG
12 4 (0.47%) Postfix
12 4 (0.47%) Terminal Services
13 3 (0.35%) VMware Server
14 1 (0.12%) KVM
14 1 (0.12%) Microsoft App-V
14 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 1 (0.12%) NFS
14 1 (0.12%) pfSense
14 1 (0.12%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 15 (1.76%) SCCM
2 14 (1.64%) Kibana
2 14 (1.64%) logstash
3 13 (1.52%) Backup Exec
4 12 (1.41%) Ansible
5 8 (0.94%) Kubernetes
5 8 (0.94%) Terraform
6 7 (0.82%) SCVMM
7 6 (0.70%) AirWatch
7 6 (0.70%) Nagios
7 6 (0.70%) Netcool
7 6 (0.70%) Packer
7 6 (0.70%) Puppet
8 5 (0.59%) FortiGate
8 5 (0.59%) Microsoft Clustering
9 4 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
9 4 (0.47%) WSUS
10 3 (0.35%) Failover Clustering
10 3 (0.35%) SCOM
10 3 (0.35%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 398 (46.60%) Microsoft
2 72 (8.43%) VMware
3 70 (8.20%) Oracle
4 47 (5.50%) Cognos
5 34 (3.98%) IBM
6 31 (3.63%) SAP
7 24 (2.81%) Cisco
8 23 (2.69%) Tableau
9 21 (2.46%) Citrix
9 21 (2.46%) Google
10 20 (2.34%) Xamarin
11 17 (1.99%) Veeam
12 16 (1.87%) UiPath
13 14 (1.64%) Netezza
13 14 (1.64%) Symantec
14 11 (1.29%) Dell
15 9 (1.05%) NetApp
16 8 (0.94%) Apple
17 7 (0.82%) HP
17 7 (0.82%) Salesforce.com