Period
to 19 July 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 19 July 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
19 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 13 9 10
Rank change year-on-year -4 +1 +1
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 934 1,298 1,603
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 11.81% 13.88% 15.94%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 47.12% 53.53% 52.89%
Number of salaries quoted 825 1,129 1,439
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £26,000
90th Percentile £59,500 £57,500 £56,250
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 1,982 2,425 3,031
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 25.07% 25.93% 30.14%
Number of salaries quoted 1,603 1,983 2,653
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,000 £26,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £58,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% 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 19 July 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 19 July 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 -4 281 £45,000 +5.88% 91
Staffordshire -2 167 £40,000 +6.67% 37
Coventry +2 130 £47,500 +18.75% 26
Warwickshire -7 97 £40,000 -4.19% 22
Worcestershire -1 69 £35,000 - 16
Solihull -1 64 £50,000 +14.94% 20
Herefordshire +5 40 £50,000 +42.86% 14
Sutton Coldfield -3 23 £35,000 -12.50% 6
Shropshire -37 13 £30,000 -25.00% 4
Wolverhampton 0 9 £27,500 -30.38% 8
West Bromwich -1 6 £30,750 +0.82%
Walsall -4 6 £42,500 +13.33% 6
Wednesbury - 2 £41,250 -
Smethwick - 2 £22,500 - 1
Kingswinford +1 1 £45,000 - 1
Stourbridge - 1 £25,500 - 1
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 19 July 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.

1 525 (56.21%) SQL
2 449 (48.07%) .NET
3 440 (47.11%) Microsoft
4 438 (46.90%) C#
5 290 (31.05%) ASP.NET
6 283 (30.30%) Agile Software Development
7 240 (25.70%) Microsoft Azure
8 233 (24.95%) Windows
9 231 (24.73%) JavaScript
10 218 (23.34%) T-SQL
11 209 (22.38%) MVC
12 195 (20.88%) HTML
13 188 (20.13%) Business Intelligence
14 168 (17.99%) CSS
15 158 (16.92%) Problem-Solving
16 156 (16.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 143 (15.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 135 (14.45%) Scrum
19 134 (14.35%) Web Services
20 133 (14.24%) Windows Server
21 127 (13.60%) Amazon AWS
22 126 (13.49%) Visual Studio
23 125 (13.38%) Degree
24 122 (13.06%) Active Directory
24 122 (13.06%) Data Warehouse
25 113 (12.10%) Finance
26 106 (11.35%) ASP.NET Web API
27 101 (10.81%) VB.NET
28 99 (10.60%) Software Engineering
29 95 (10.17%) Analytical Skills

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 79 (8.46%) SharePoint
2 47 (5.03%) IIS
3 31 (3.32%) MS Exchange
4 30 (3.21%) CMS
5 21 (2.25%) Umbraco
6 15 (1.61%) BizTalk Server
7 14 (1.50%) IBM Notes
8 13 (1.39%) Confluence
9 12 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2010
10 11 (1.18%) Apache
10 11 (1.18%) ArcGIS
11 7 (0.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 6 (0.64%) Elasticsearch
12 6 (0.64%) SharePoint 2013
13 5 (0.54%) ColdFusion
13 5 (0.54%) SAS
13 5 (0.54%) Sitecore CMS
14 4 (0.43%) Liferay
14 4 (0.43%) Skype for Business
15 3 (0.32%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 55 (5.89%) Microsoft Office
2 48 (5.14%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (0.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.54%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.43%) Fireworks
5 4 (0.43%) Moqups
5 4 (0.43%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.11%) ArchiCAD
6 1 (0.11%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.11%) MicroStation
6 1 (0.11%) Revit
6 1 (0.11%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 12 (1.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (1.18%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 6 (0.64%) JDE OneWorld
3 6 (0.64%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 6 (0.64%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 5 (0.54%) Sage CRM
5 3 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.32%) Line 500
5 3 (0.32%) Sage X3
6 1 (0.11%) Cognos Planning
6 1 (0.11%) Cognos TM1
6 1 (0.11%) Dynamics GP
6 1 (0.11%) Infor CRM
6 1 (0.11%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.11%) SAP BPC
6 1 (0.11%) SAP MII
Cloud Services
1 240 (25.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 127 (13.60%) Amazon AWS
3 89 (9.53%) Power Platform
4 68 (7.28%) Office 365
5 37 (3.96%) Serverless
6 32 (3.43%) SaaS
7 22 (2.36%) PaaS
8 18 (1.93%) Azure Stack
9 17 (1.82%) Amazon SQS
9 17 (1.82%) AWS IoT
9 17 (1.82%) AWS Lambda
10 15 (1.61%) Dynamics 365
10 15 (1.61%) IaaS
11 14 (1.50%) GitHub
12 9 (0.96%) OneDrive
12 9 (0.96%) PowerApps
13 6 (0.64%) Google Cloud Platform
14 5 (0.54%) Azure Data Factory
15 4 (0.43%) AWS CloudFormation
16 3 (0.32%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 43 (4.60%) Firewall
2 39 (4.18%) DNS
3 36 (3.85%) Internet
3 36 (3.85%) LAN
4 34 (3.64%) WAN
5 30 (3.21%) SAN
6 29 (3.10%) FTP
7 28 (3.00%) DHCP
8 24 (2.57%) TCP/IP
9 23 (2.46%) SMTP
10 19 (2.03%) HTTP
11 17 (1.82%) SSH
12 16 (1.71%) VPN
13 15 (1.61%) MQTT
14 14 (1.50%) Network Security
15 12 (1.28%) VoIP
16 11 (1.18%) MPLS
17 10 (1.07%) VLAN
17 10 (1.07%) WLAN
18 9 (0.96%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 156 (16.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 143 (15.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 122 (13.06%) Data Warehouse
4 86 (9.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 83 (8.89%) Power BI
5 83 (8.89%) Relational Database
6 61 (6.53%) SQL Server 2008
7 52 (5.57%) SQL Server 2012
8 51 (5.46%) MySQL
8 51 (5.46%) PostgreSQL
9 47 (5.03%) SQL Server 2014
10 29 (3.10%) OLAP
11 26 (2.78%) NoSQL
12 25 (2.68%) QlikView
13 24 (2.57%) SQL Server 2017
14 23 (2.46%) BusinessObjects
15 21 (2.25%) SQL Server 2016
16 20 (2.14%) Cognos Framework Manager
17 19 (2.03%) Amazon RDS
17 19 (2.03%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 126 (13.49%) Visual Studio
2 73 (7.82%) Team Foundation Server
3 70 (7.49%) Git (software)
4 38 (4.07%) JIRA
5 34 (3.64%) Visual Studio Team System
6 27 (2.89%) Selenium
7 25 (2.68%) Subversion
8 22 (2.36%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 11 (1.18%) NUnit
10 8 (0.86%) JMeter
11 7 (0.75%) Jenkins
11 7 (0.75%) Moq
11 7 (0.75%) ReSharper
12 6 (0.64%) git-flow
13 5 (0.54%) TeamCity
14 4 (0.43%) Gatling
14 4 (0.43%) Jasmine
14 4 (0.43%) Ranorex
14 4 (0.43%) Toad
15 3 (0.32%) Eclipse
General
1 113 (12.10%) Finance
2 49 (5.25%) Manufacturing
3 48 (5.14%) Marketing
4 44 (4.71%) Retail
5 33 (3.53%) Telecoms
6 14 (1.50%) Legal
7 10 (1.07%) Advertising
7 10 (1.07%) General Ledger
8 9 (0.96%) Aerospace
8 9 (0.96%) Banking
8 9 (0.96%) Electronics
8 9 (0.96%) Local Government
9 7 (0.75%) Automotive
9 7 (0.75%) Back Office
9 7 (0.75%) Law
10 5 (0.54%) Billing
11 2 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.11%) Games
12 1 (0.11%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 510 (54.60%) Developer
2 237 (25.37%) .NET Developer
3 159 (17.02%) C# Developer
4 134 (14.35%) C# .NET Developer
5 132 (14.13%) Analyst
6 125 (13.38%) Software Developer
7 78 (8.35%) Senior Developer
8 76 (8.14%) .NET Software Developer
9 70 (7.49%) C# Software Developer
10 66 (7.07%) SQL Developer
11 55 (5.89%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 44 (4.71%) ASP.NET Developer
12 44 (4.71%) VB.NET Developer
13 40 (4.28%) Architect
13 40 (4.28%) Senior .NET Developer
14 39 (4.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 35 (3.75%) C# ASP.NET Developer
15 35 (3.75%) Support Analyst
16 31 (3.32%) Lead Developer
17 29 (3.10%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 449 (48.07%) .NET
2 290 (31.05%) ASP.NET
3 195 (20.88%) HTML
4 168 (17.99%) CSS
5 134 (14.35%) Web Services
6 106 (11.35%) ASP.NET Web API
7 93 (9.96%) HTML5
8 92 (9.85%) AngularJS
9 90 (9.64%) jQuery
10 83 (8.89%) .NET Framework
11 74 (7.92%) ASP.NET MVC
11 74 (7.92%) XML
12 60 (6.42%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 55 (5.89%) .NET Core
14 53 (5.67%) Ajax
15 46 (4.93%) WCF
16 42 (4.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 36 (3.85%) WPF
18 34 (3.64%) CSS3
18 34 (3.64%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 95 (10.17%) Analytical Skills
2 52 (5.57%) Self-Motivation
3 34 (3.64%) Driving Licence
4 25 (2.68%) Greenfield Project
5 22 (2.36%) User Experience
6 20 (2.14%) Algorithms
7 19 (2.03%) Mobile App
8 18 (1.93%) Management Information System
9 17 (1.82%) Clustering
9 17 (1.82%) Data Structures
9 17 (1.82%) Robotics
10 15 (1.61%) Smart Home
11 14 (1.50%) EPoS
12 12 (1.28%) SCADA
13 10 (1.07%) Replication
14 9 (0.96%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 9 (0.96%) Hybrid Cloud
15 7 (0.75%) BYOD
15 7 (0.75%) N-Tier
16 6 (0.64%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 233 (24.95%) Windows
2 133 (14.24%) Windows Server
3 53 (5.67%) Linux
4 43 (4.60%) Windows Server 2012
5 42 (4.50%) Android
6 37 (3.96%) Apple iOS
7 32 (3.43%) Unix
8 23 (2.46%) Windows Server 2008
9 16 (1.71%) Windows Server 2003
10 10 (1.07%) Windows 10
10 10 (1.07%) Windows 8
11 9 (0.96%) Windows 7
11 9 (0.96%) Windows XP
12 8 (0.86%) Windows 2000
13 7 (0.75%) Debian
14 4 (0.43%) Data ONTAP
14 4 (0.43%) Windows Phone
15 3 (0.32%) CentOS
16 2 (0.21%) Windows 2000 Server
16 2 (0.21%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 283 (30.30%) Agile Software Development
2 209 (22.38%) MVC
3 188 (20.13%) Business Intelligence
4 158 (16.92%) Problem-Solving
5 135 (14.45%) Scrum
6 99 (10.60%) Software Engineering
7 89 (9.53%) ETL
8 88 (9.42%) DevOps
9 85 (9.10%) Web Development
10 82 (8.78%) TDD
11 81 (8.67%) ITIL
11 81 (8.67%) OO
12 73 (7.82%) OOP
13 71 (7.60%) Computer Science
14 69 (7.39%) SDLC
15 67 (7.17%) Mentoring
16 64 (6.85%) Analytics
17 60 (6.42%) Project Management
17 60 (6.42%) Unit Testing
18 57 (6.10%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 525 (56.21%) SQL
2 438 (46.90%) C#
3 231 (24.73%) JavaScript
4 218 (23.34%) T-SQL
5 101 (10.81%) VB.NET
6 48 (5.14%) VB
7 47 (5.03%) PowerShell
8 44 (4.71%) Python
8 44 (4.71%) VB6
9 42 (4.50%) C
10 34 (3.64%) Java
11 22 (2.36%) VBA
12 18 (1.93%) R
13 14 (1.50%) PL/SQL
14 10 (1.07%) Bash Shell
15 8 (0.86%) PHP
16 7 (0.75%) Perl
16 7 (0.75%) TypeScript
17 6 (0.64%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
17 6 (0.64%) RPG IV
Qualifications
1 125 (13.38%) Degree
2 46 (4.93%) Microsoft Certification
3 25 (2.68%) Security Cleared
4 17 (1.82%) MCSE
5 15 (1.61%) Computer Science Degree
6 13 (1.39%) HND
7 12 (1.28%) SC Cleared
8 10 (1.07%) DV Cleared
8 10 (1.07%) MCP
9 7 (0.75%) CCNA
9 7 (0.75%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
10 6 (0.64%) MCITP
11 4 (0.43%) MCSA
12 3 (0.32%) MCSD
13 2 (0.21%) ISEB
13 2 (0.21%) PMI Certification
13 2 (0.21%) PMP
13 2 (0.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 1 (0.11%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (4.50%) QA
2 23 (2.46%) Data Quality
3 20 (2.14%) GDPR
4 18 (1.93%) SLA
5 8 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.43%) COBIT
7 3 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.21%) PMO
9 1 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 1 (0.11%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.11%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.11%) WAI
System Software
1 122 (13.06%) Active Directory
2 44 (4.71%) Docker
3 43 (4.60%) Hyper-V
4 40 (4.28%) VMware Infrastructure
5 18 (1.93%) VMware ESXi
6 11 (1.18%) Virtual Machines
6 11 (1.18%) vSphere
7 10 (1.07%) XenApp
7 10 (1.07%) XenDesktop
8 9 (0.96%) BitLocker
8 9 (0.96%) Virtual Desktop
9 6 (0.64%) KVM
10 5 (0.54%) Forefront TMG
11 3 (0.32%) DFS Replication
12 2 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
12 2 (0.21%) pfSense
12 2 (0.21%) Virtual Servers
13 1 (0.11%) HDFS
13 1 (0.11%) NFS
13 1 (0.11%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 17 (1.82%) SCOM
2 16 (1.71%) SCCM
3 13 (1.39%) Ansible
3 13 (1.39%) SCVMM
4 9 (0.96%) Backup Exec
5 8 (0.86%) Nagios
5 8 (0.86%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (0.75%) Puppet
7 6 (0.64%) WSUS
8 5 (0.54%) AirWatch
8 5 (0.54%) FortiGate
8 5 (0.54%) Netcool
9 4 (0.43%) Kubernetes
10 3 (0.32%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
10 3 (0.32%) Microsoft Clustering
10 3 (0.32%) MIIS
11 2 (0.21%) Kibana
11 2 (0.21%) logstash
11 2 (0.21%) vCenter Server
12 1 (0.11%) Terraform
Vendors
1 440 (47.11%) Microsoft
2 62 (6.64%) Oracle
3 57 (6.10%) VMware
4 37 (3.96%) Cognos
5 28 (3.00%) SAP
6 27 (2.89%) Citrix
6 27 (2.89%) Tableau
7 25 (2.68%) IBM
8 18 (1.93%) Cisco
8 18 (1.93%) UiPath
9 17 (1.82%) Veeam
10 16 (1.71%) Apple
10 16 (1.71%) Salesforce.com
10 16 (1.71%) Xamarin
11 14 (1.50%) Lotus
12 12 (1.28%) Dell
13 11 (1.18%) Blue Prism
14 9 (0.96%) DevExpress
14 9 (0.96%) Remedy
14 9 (0.96%) Symantec