Period
to 13 April 2021

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 13 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 18 12 13
Rank change year-on-year -6 +1 -3
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 445 667 978
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands 9.21% 11.23% 12.23%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 40.68% 43.94% 49.22%
Number of salaries quoted 386 594 817
10th Percentile £29,750 £31,250 £27,800
25th Percentile £32,750 £35,500 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £45,000 £41,000
Median % change year-on-year -5.56% +9.76% +2.50%
75th Percentile £57,500 £54,299 £52,500
90th Percentile £69,375 £61,250 £58,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% 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 1,094 1,518 1,987
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 22.63% 25.56% 24.85%
Number of salaries quoted 934 1,338 1,554
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,750 £26,250
25th Percentile £36,250 £36,250 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £45,500 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.40% +7.06% +5.42%
75th Percentile £62,500 £57,500 £53,750
90th Percentile £73,750 £67,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £53,931 £52,500
% change year-on-year +1.98% +2.73% +5.00%

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 13 April 2021.

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 13 April 2021. 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 -4 167 £56,250 +25.00% 71
Coventry +2 79 £35,000 -27.54% 10
Staffordshire +3 72 £32,500 -18.75% 22
Solihull +21 22 £42,500 - 3
Herefordshire +1 21 £47,500 -5.00% 6
Warwickshire -7 21 £47,500 +5.56% 9
Wolverhampton -16 12 £45,000 -14.29% 4
Dudley +2 10 £43,750 +34.62% 1
Worcestershire -25 8 £34,750 -22.78% 7
Walsall -9 4 £36,750 -8.13% 5
Shropshire -23 3 £48,750 +30.00% 6
Halesowen - 2 £25,000 -
Willenhall - 1 £35,000 -
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 13 April 2021, 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.

1 274 (61.57%) SQL
2 241 (54.16%) Microsoft
3 225 (50.56%) Azure
4 184 (41.35%) .NET
5 169 (37.98%) C#
6 166 (37.30%) Agile Software Development
7 124 (27.87%) JavaScript
8 109 (24.49%) Windows
8 109 (24.49%) DevOps
9 106 (23.82%) CSS
10 94 (21.12%) Business Intelligence
11 91 (20.45%) HTML
12 87 (19.55%) .NET Framework
13 78 (17.53%) T-SQL
14 77 (17.30%) Power Platform
15 75 (16.85%) MVC
16 73 (16.40%) Power BI
17 70 (15.73%) AngularJS
18 68 (15.28%) Windows Server
19 66 (14.83%) Active Directory
20 65 (14.61%) Data Warehouse
20 65 (14.61%) jQuery
21 64 (14.38%) .NET Core
22 62 (13.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
22 62 (13.93%) AWS
22 62 (13.93%) ASP.NET
22 62 (13.93%) Finance
23 61 (13.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
24 57 (12.81%) Web Services
24 57 (12.81%) Analytics

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 52 (11.69%) IIS
2 16 (3.60%) SharePoint
3 10 (2.25%) BizTalk Server
4 7 (1.57%) Confluence
5 5 (1.12%) Apache
5 5 (1.12%) SharePoint Server
5 5 (1.12%) Umbraco
6 4 (0.90%) IBM Notes
7 3 (0.67%) CMS
8 2 (0.45%) Apache Spark
8 2 (0.45%) Apache Synapse
8 2 (0.45%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.22%) Apache Airflow
9 1 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.22%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.22%) NServiceBus
9 1 (0.22%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.22%) Tomcat
Applications
1 41 (9.21%) Microsoft Excel
2 35 (7.87%) Microsoft Office
3 11 (2.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (1.80%) MS Visio
5 7 (1.57%) Spreadsheet
6 6 (1.35%) Microsoft Project
7 4 (0.90%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 7 (1.57%) Dynamics NAV
2 5 (1.12%) Oracle BPM
3 4 (0.90%) Bond Adapt
4 2 (0.45%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 2 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.45%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.45%) Sage 50
4 2 (0.45%) Sentinel
5 1 (0.22%) Magento
5 1 (0.22%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 225 (50.56%) Azure
2 77 (17.30%) Power Platform
3 62 (13.93%) AWS
4 32 (7.19%) GitHub
4 32 (7.19%) Microsoft 365
5 27 (6.07%) PaaS
6 26 (5.84%) IaaS
7 23 (5.17%) Dynamics 365
8 22 (4.94%) SaaS
9 18 (4.04%) Azure Data Factory
10 13 (2.92%) PowerApps
11 11 (2.47%) Azure Active Directory
11 11 (2.47%) Power Automate
12 10 (2.25%) Logic Apps
13 9 (2.02%) Serverless
14 7 (1.57%) OpenShift
15 6 (1.35%) Cloud Computing
15 6 (1.35%) npm
16 3 (0.67%) Amazon EC2
16 3 (0.67%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 20 (4.49%) Firewall
2 16 (3.60%) VPN
3 14 (3.15%) DNS
4 9 (2.02%) DHCP
4 9 (2.02%) Skype
4 9 (2.02%) VLAN
5 7 (1.57%) AMQP
6 4 (0.90%) Broadband
6 4 (0.90%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (0.67%) HTTP
7 3 (0.67%) HTTPS
7 3 (0.67%) LAN
7 3 (0.67%) WAN
8 2 (0.45%) FTP
8 2 (0.45%) Internet
8 2 (0.45%) Network Security
8 2 (0.45%) Reverse Proxy
8 2 (0.45%) SAN
8 2 (0.45%) TCP/IP
9 1 (0.22%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (16.40%) Power BI
2 65 (14.61%) Data Warehouse
3 62 (13.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 61 (13.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 40 (8.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 30 (6.74%) Relational Database
7 25 (5.62%) Azure SQL Database
8 22 (4.94%) MySQL
9 18 (4.04%) NoSQL
9 18 (4.04%) PostgreSQL
9 18 (4.04%) SQL Server 2012
10 15 (3.37%) Tableau
11 14 (3.15%) Data Lake
12 13 (2.92%) Redis
13 12 (2.70%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
14 11 (2.47%) MongoDB
15 9 (2.02%) SQL Server 2008
16 8 (1.80%) Amazon RDS
16 8 (1.80%) OLAP
17 7 (1.57%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 30 (6.74%) Visual Studio Team System
2 25 (5.62%) Jenkins
3 23 (5.17%) Visual Studio
4 17 (3.82%) Git (software)
5 16 (3.60%) NUnit
6 14 (3.15%) Artifactory
6 14 (3.15%) MSTest
6 14 (3.15%) Octopus Deploy
6 14 (3.15%) Team Foundation Server
6 14 (3.15%) TeamCity
7 12 (2.70%) SpecFlow
8 11 (2.47%) JIRA
9 9 (2.02%) Selenium
9 9 (2.02%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 7 (1.57%) Bitbucket
10 7 (1.57%) GitLab
10 7 (1.57%) Visual Studio Code
11 5 (1.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 5 (1.12%) jspm
11 5 (1.12%) Moq
General
1 62 (13.93%) Finance
2 15 (3.37%) Back Office
3 14 (3.15%) Marketing
4 10 (2.25%) Public Sector
4 10 (2.25%) Retail
5 8 (1.80%) Telecoms
6 4 (0.90%) Front Office
6 4 (0.90%) Legal
6 4 (0.90%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (0.67%) Aerospace
7 3 (0.67%) Local Government
7 3 (0.67%) Police
8 2 (0.45%) Banking
8 2 (0.45%) Games
8 2 (0.45%) Law
8 2 (0.45%) Publishing
9 1 (0.22%) Digital Economy
9 1 (0.22%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 182 (40.90%) Developer
2 56 (12.58%) .NET Developer
3 54 (12.13%) Software Developer
4 53 (11.91%) Analyst
5 47 (10.56%) C# Developer
6 30 (6.74%) Architect
7 28 (6.29%) Azure Engineer
7 28 (6.29%) Senior Developer
8 27 (6.07%) Support Analyst
9 26 (5.84%) VMware Engineer
10 25 (5.62%) C# Software Developer
11 24 (5.39%) Full Stack Developer
12 23 (5.17%) C# .NET Developer
12 23 (5.17%) Software Engineer
13 22 (4.94%) DevOps Engineer
14 21 (4.72%) DBA
14 21 (4.72%) IT Engineer
14 21 (4.72%) Project Engineer
15 19 (4.27%) SQL Developer
16 17 (3.82%) Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 184 (41.35%) .NET
2 106 (23.82%) CSS
3 91 (20.45%) HTML
4 87 (19.55%) .NET Framework
5 70 (15.73%) AngularJS
6 65 (14.61%) jQuery
7 64 (14.38%) .NET Core
8 62 (13.93%) ASP.NET
9 57 (12.81%) Web Services
10 53 (11.91%) Entity Framework
11 49 (11.01%) React
12 40 (8.99%) ASP.NET MVC
13 33 (7.42%) ASP.NET Web API
13 33 (7.42%) REST
14 32 (7.19%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 21 (4.72%) Ajax
16 20 (4.49%) LINQ
17 17 (3.82%) Angular 2
17 17 (3.82%) Razor View Engine
17 17 (3.82%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 39 (8.76%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (6.74%) Greenfield Project
3 27 (6.07%) Clustering
4 22 (4.94%) Management Information System
5 11 (2.47%) Cloud Native
5 11 (2.47%) Mobile App
6 10 (2.25%) N-Tier
7 9 (2.02%) Enterprise Software
8 8 (1.80%) EPoS
9 7 (1.57%) Private Cloud
9 7 (1.57%) Self-Motivation
10 6 (1.35%) Data Structures
10 6 (1.35%) Taxonomies
11 5 (1.12%) Data Protection Act
11 5 (1.12%) Public Cloud
12 4 (0.90%) AS400
12 4 (0.90%) LPAR
13 3 (0.67%) Video Conferencing
14 2 (0.45%) LIMS
14 2 (0.45%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 109 (24.49%) Windows
2 68 (15.28%) Windows Server
3 24 (5.39%) Linux
4 13 (2.92%) Windows 10
5 11 (2.47%) Windows 7
6 6 (1.35%) Unix
6 6 (1.35%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (1.35%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (1.35%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (1.35%) Windows Vista
6 6 (1.35%) Windows XP
7 5 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (0.90%) SUSE
9 3 (0.67%) Windows Server 2019
10 2 (0.45%) VMS
11 1 (0.22%) Alpine Linux
11 1 (0.22%) Android
11 1 (0.22%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.22%) Solaris
11 1 (0.22%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 166 (37.30%) Agile Software Development
2 109 (24.49%) DevOps
3 94 (21.12%) Business Intelligence
4 75 (16.85%) MVC
5 57 (12.81%) Analytics
6 50 (11.24%) SDLC
7 45 (10.11%) Microservices
8 43 (9.66%) Software Engineering
9 39 (8.76%) ETL
10 38 (8.54%) Problem-Solving
11 37 (8.31%) Continuous Improvement
12 36 (8.09%) ITIL
12 36 (8.09%) Visualisation
13 33 (7.42%) TDD
14 30 (6.74%) Project Management
14 30 (6.74%) Test Automation
15 28 (6.29%) SOLID
16 26 (5.84%) Web Development
17 25 (5.62%) Front End Development
18 24 (5.39%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 274 (61.57%) SQL
2 169 (37.98%) C#
3 124 (27.87%) JavaScript
4 78 (17.53%) T-SQL
5 43 (9.66%) TypeScript
6 40 (8.99%) Python
7 33 (7.42%) PowerShell
8 21 (4.72%) Java
9 18 (4.04%) VB.NET
10 16 (3.60%) PHP
11 12 (2.70%) VBA
12 9 (2.02%) VB
13 7 (1.57%) PL/SQL
13 7 (1.57%) R
14 6 (1.35%) Go
14 6 (1.35%) Perl
15 5 (1.12%) VB6
16 4 (0.90%) ES6
16 4 (0.90%) PHP 7
16 4 (0.90%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 26 (5.84%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (4.94%) Degree
3 15 (3.37%) SC Cleared
3 15 (3.37%) Security Cleared
4 11 (2.47%) MCSE
5 9 (2.02%) ISEB
5 9 (2.02%) ISTQB
5 9 (2.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 6 (1.35%) MCDBA
6 6 (1.35%) MCSA
7 5 (1.12%) HNC
8 4 (0.90%) CISA
8 4 (0.90%) CISM
8 4 (0.90%) CISSP
8 4 (0.90%) Computer Science Degree
8 4 (0.90%) ISSAP
8 4 (0.90%) ISSEP
8 4 (0.90%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 3 (0.67%) CCNA
9 3 (0.67%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (4.72%) SLA
2 16 (3.60%) QA
3 12 (2.70%) Data Quality
3 12 (2.70%) GDPR
4 5 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.90%) COBIT
5 4 (0.90%) NIST
6 2 (0.45%) SOC 2
7 1 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 66 (14.83%) Active Directory
2 37 (8.31%) Docker
3 27 (6.07%) VMware ESXi
4 25 (5.62%) VMware Infrastructure
5 10 (2.25%) Hyper-V
6 5 (1.12%) Virtual Desktop
7 4 (0.90%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.45%) Firmware
8 2 (0.45%) vSphere
9 1 (0.22%) GlusterFS
Systems Management
1 28 (6.29%) Terraform
2 27 (6.07%) Microsoft Clustering
3 26 (5.84%) Ansible
4 15 (3.37%) Puppet
5 13 (2.92%) Opscode Chef
6 12 (2.70%) Rancher
7 8 (1.80%) MIIS
7 8 (1.80%) SCCM
7 8 (1.80%) Single Sign-On
8 4 (0.90%) WSUS
9 3 (0.67%) Microsoft Intune
9 3 (0.67%) Packer
10 2 (0.45%) Data Guard
10 2 (0.45%) ITRS Geneos
10 2 (0.45%) Kibana
10 2 (0.45%) Kubernetes
10 2 (0.45%) SCOM
11 1 (0.22%) Grafana
11 1 (0.22%) Prometheus
11 1 (0.22%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 241 (54.16%) Microsoft
2 54 (12.13%) VMware
3 48 (10.79%) Oracle
4 17 (3.82%) IBM
5 15 (3.37%) Databricks
6 9 (2.02%) Citrix
7 8 (1.80%) Red Hat
8 6 (1.35%) Salesforce.com
8 6 (1.35%) SAP
9 4 (0.90%) Cognos
9 4 (0.90%) Lotus
9 4 (0.90%) MuleSoft
9 4 (0.90%) Teradata
9 4 (0.90%) TIBCO
10 3 (0.67%) AppDynamics
10 3 (0.67%) Google
10 3 (0.67%) SolarWinds
10 3 (0.67%) Xamarin
11 2 (0.45%) JD Edwards
11 2 (0.45%) McAfee