Period
to 21 February 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 21 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
21 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 12 11 12
Rank change year-on-year -1 +1 -4
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 973 1,407 1,561
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 12.24% 14.27% 15.09%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 49.47% 50.58% 54.07%
Number of salaries quoted 811 1,191 1,373
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £27,000 £27,500 £25,050
90th Percentile £58,750 £57,500 £55,000
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 1,967 2,782 2,887
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 24.75% 28.21% 27.92%
Number of salaries quoted 1,535 2,301 2,446
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +2.42%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £60,000
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 21 February 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 21 February 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 -11 320 £41,000 -8.89% 73
Staffordshire +3 174 £38,000 +1.33% 53
Coventry -3 132 £40,000 - 33
Worcestershire +4 84 £33,000 -5.71% 13
Warwickshire -8 76 £42,500 +13.33% 20
Solihull -2 60 £50,000 +11.11% 17
Sutton Coldfield +4 42 £40,000 -5.88% 12
Herefordshire -13 17 £52,500 +44.83% 2
Walsall +1 14 £32,500 -18.75% 4
Shropshire -7 12 £42,500 +13.33% 10
West Bromwich +3 6 £30,750 -38.50% 1
Stourbridge 0 5 £25,500 - 1
Wolverhampton -1 5 £37,500 - 8
Dudley -12 2 - - 2
Halesowen +29 1 £30,000 -29.41%
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 21 February 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.

1 503 (51.70%) SQL
2 453 (46.56%) .NET
3 446 (45.84%) C#
4 421 (43.27%) Microsoft
5 284 (29.19%) JavaScript
6 273 (28.06%) ASP.NET
7 271 (27.85%) Agile Software Development
8 254 (26.10%) Windows
9 253 (26.00%) HTML
10 243 (24.97%) MVC
11 236 (24.25%) CSS
12 229 (23.54%) Microsoft Azure
13 205 (21.07%) T-SQL
14 154 (15.83%) Visual Studio
15 148 (15.21%) Windows Server
16 140 (14.39%) Business Intelligence
17 137 (14.08%) Web Services
17 137 (14.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 134 (13.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 131 (13.46%) AngularJS
20 123 (12.64%) VB.NET
20 123 (12.64%) ASP.NET MVC
21 116 (11.92%) Amazon AWS
22 112 (11.51%) Degree
23 111 (11.41%) Active Directory
24 110 (11.31%) ASP.NET Web API
25 109 (11.20%) Oracle
26 105 (10.79%) Scrum
27 104 (10.69%) Finance
27 104 (10.69%) 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 69 (7.09%) SharePoint
2 47 (4.83%) CMS
3 33 (3.39%) IIS
4 31 (3.19%) Umbraco
5 30 (3.08%) Elasticsearch
6 28 (2.88%) BizTalk Server
6 28 (2.88%) MS Exchange
7 20 (2.06%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 15 (1.54%) Tomcat
9 12 (1.23%) Confluence
10 11 (1.13%) Skype for Business
11 9 (0.92%) JBoss
11 9 (0.92%) WebLogic
12 8 (0.82%) Cloud Foundry
13 6 (0.62%) ColdFusion
13 6 (0.62%) GlassFish
13 6 (0.62%) Sitecore CMS
14 5 (0.51%) Apache
14 5 (0.51%) SharePoint 2010
14 5 (0.51%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 41 (4.21%) Microsoft Excel
2 25 (2.57%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.31%) AutoCAD
4 2 (0.21%) ArchiCAD
4 2 (0.21%) MicroStation
4 2 (0.21%) Revit
5 1 (0.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.10%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.10%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.10%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 19 (1.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.92%) JDE OneWorld
3 6 (0.62%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 5 (0.51%) FastStats
5 4 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.41%) SAP S/4HANA
6 3 (0.31%) Carpe Diem
6 3 (0.31%) Elite 3E
6 3 (0.31%) Magento
6 3 (0.31%) Oracle BPM
6 3 (0.31%) Payment Gateway
7 2 (0.21%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 2 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.21%) Exstream
7 2 (0.21%) SAP ERP
7 2 (0.21%) SAP MII
8 1 (0.10%) Dynamics GP
8 1 (0.10%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Cloud Services
1 229 (23.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 116 (11.92%) Amazon AWS
3 69 (7.09%) Office 365
4 44 (4.52%) SaaS
5 25 (2.57%) IaaS
6 23 (2.36%) PaaS
7 16 (1.64%) npm
8 14 (1.44%) Dynamics 365
9 13 (1.34%) Google Cloud Platform
10 12 (1.23%) OneDrive
11 7 (0.72%) Amazon EC2
12 6 (0.62%) Serverless
13 5 (0.51%) NuGet
14 4 (0.41%) Azure Data Factory
14 4 (0.41%) GitHub
15 3 (0.31%) Slack
15 3 (0.31%) Trello
16 2 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
16 2 (0.21%) Google Play
17 1 (0.10%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 47 (4.83%) Network Security
2 40 (4.11%) LAN
2 40 (4.11%) WAN
3 35 (3.60%) Firewall
4 25 (2.57%) TCP/IP
5 20 (2.06%) DNS
6 18 (1.85%) FTP
6 18 (1.85%) Internet
7 16 (1.64%) SAN
8 15 (1.54%) DHCP
9 14 (1.44%) SSL
9 14 (1.44%) VLAN
10 12 (1.23%) Intrusion Detection
11 11 (1.13%) Skype
11 11 (1.13%) VoIP
12 10 (1.03%) VPN
13 8 (0.82%) SSH
14 7 (0.72%) HTTP
14 7 (0.72%) IPsec
15 6 (0.62%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 137 (14.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 134 (13.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 86 (8.84%) Relational Database
4 79 (8.12%) NoSQL
5 73 (7.50%) SQL Server 2008
6 62 (6.37%) Data Warehouse
7 61 (6.27%) Power BI
8 53 (5.45%) SQL Server 2012
9 46 (4.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 45 (4.62%) MySQL
11 40 (4.11%) SQL Server 2014
12 33 (3.39%) MongoDB
13 28 (2.88%) SQL Server 2016
14 23 (2.36%) Oracle Database
15 21 (2.16%) PostgreSQL
16 20 (2.06%) DB2
16 20 (2.06%) SSDT
17 18 (1.85%) Big Data
17 18 (1.85%) QlikView
18 16 (1.64%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 154 (15.83%) Visual Studio
2 78 (8.02%) Team Foundation Server
3 68 (6.99%) Git (software)
4 28 (2.88%) Selenium
5 23 (2.36%) JIRA
5 23 (2.36%) Subversion
6 17 (1.75%) Visual Studio Team System
7 12 (1.23%) Jenkins
7 12 (1.23%) NUnit
7 12 (1.23%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 11 (1.13%) Cucumber
9 10 (1.03%) Bower
9 10 (1.03%) Moq
9 10 (1.03%) PHPUnit
10 9 (0.92%) JMeter
10 9 (0.92%) Maven
10 9 (0.92%) ReSharper
10 9 (0.92%) Toad
11 8 (0.82%) CruiseControl
11 8 (0.82%) Jasmine
General
1 104 (10.69%) Finance
2 29 (2.98%) Manufacturing
2 29 (2.98%) Retail
3 22 (2.26%) Marketing
4 18 (1.85%) Telecoms
5 13 (1.34%) Automotive
6 9 (0.92%) Back Office
7 8 (0.82%) Banking
7 8 (0.82%) Investment Banking
7 8 (0.82%) Law
7 8 (0.82%) Legal
8 5 (0.51%) Aerospace
8 5 (0.51%) Games
9 4 (0.41%) Advertising
9 4 (0.41%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.21%) Digital Economy
10 2 (0.21%) Electronics
10 2 (0.21%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.10%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.10%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 542 (55.70%) Developer
2 196 (20.14%) .NET Developer
3 128 (13.16%) C# Developer
4 116 (11.92%) Software Developer
5 95 (9.76%) C# .NET Developer
6 83 (8.53%) Architect
7 82 (8.43%) Analyst
8 81 (8.32%) Senior Developer
9 75 (7.71%) DBA
10 63 (6.47%) SQL Developer
11 60 (6.17%) SQL DBA
12 55 (5.65%) Junior
13 51 (5.24%) C# Software Developer
14 47 (4.83%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 46 (4.73%) .NET Software Developer
15 46 (4.73%) Junior Developer
16 44 (4.52%) Technical Architect
17 40 (4.11%) VB.NET Developer
17 40 (4.11%) Web Developer
18 36 (3.70%) Graduate Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 453 (46.56%) .NET
2 273 (28.06%) ASP.NET
3 253 (26.00%) HTML
4 236 (24.25%) CSS
5 137 (14.08%) Web Services
6 131 (13.46%) AngularJS
7 123 (12.64%) ASP.NET MVC
8 110 (11.31%) ASP.NET Web API
9 95 (9.76%) HTML5
10 92 (9.46%) XML
11 77 (7.91%) jQuery
12 63 (6.47%) SOAP
13 59 (6.06%) .NET Framework
14 54 (5.55%) REST
14 54 (5.55%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 53 (5.45%) React
16 51 (5.24%) Ajax
17 50 (5.14%) CSS3
18 47 (4.83%) Entity Framework
19 46 (4.73%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 82 (8.43%) Analytical Skills
2 36 (3.70%) Greenfield Project
3 34 (3.49%) Management Information System
4 24 (2.47%) Clustering
5 23 (2.36%) Mobile App
6 21 (2.16%) User Experience
7 19 (1.95%) Data Centre
8 18 (1.85%) Driving Licence
9 17 (1.75%) Self-Motivation
10 16 (1.64%) Data Structures
11 14 (1.44%) Replication
12 12 (1.23%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 12 (1.23%) Enterprise Storage
12 12 (1.23%) SCADA
13 10 (1.03%) Robotics
13 10 (1.03%) Taxonomies
14 9 (0.92%) Hybrid Cloud
14 9 (0.92%) iSeries
14 9 (0.92%) NHS
15 7 (0.72%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 254 (26.10%) Windows
2 148 (15.21%) Windows Server
3 72 (7.40%) Linux
4 53 (5.45%) Windows Server 2012
5 37 (3.80%) Windows Server 2008
6 31 (3.19%) Windows 10
7 29 (2.98%) Unix
8 25 (2.57%) Windows 8
9 23 (2.36%) Android
10 19 (1.95%) Windows 7
11 15 (1.54%) Apple iOS
12 13 (1.34%) CentOS
13 7 (0.72%) Windows Server 2003
14 3 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 2 (0.21%) Windows 2000
16 1 (0.10%) AIX
16 1 (0.10%) Data ONTAP
16 1 (0.10%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 271 (27.85%) Agile Software Development
2 243 (24.97%) MVC
3 140 (14.39%) Business Intelligence
4 105 (10.79%) Scrum
5 104 (10.69%) Problem-Solving
6 98 (10.07%) OO
7 97 (9.97%) TDD
8 94 (9.66%) Web Development
9 79 (8.12%) ITIL
9 79 (8.12%) SDLC
10 74 (7.61%) ETL
11 73 (7.50%) SOA
12 66 (6.78%) Project Management
13 65 (6.68%) Data Protection
13 65 (6.68%) Software Engineering
14 60 (6.17%) OOP
15 58 (5.96%) Continuous Integration
15 58 (5.96%) Presales
16 55 (5.65%) Customer Requirements
17 53 (5.45%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 503 (51.70%) SQL
2 446 (45.84%) C#
3 284 (29.19%) JavaScript
4 205 (21.07%) T-SQL
5 123 (12.64%) VB.NET
6 68 (6.99%) Java
7 48 (4.93%) PowerShell
8 44 (4.52%) VB
9 33 (3.39%) PL/SQL
10 32 (3.29%) VB6
11 30 (3.08%) C
12 27 (2.77%) PHP
12 27 (2.77%) Python
13 15 (1.54%) R
13 15 (1.54%) VBA
14 12 (1.23%) C++
15 11 (1.13%) VBScript
16 9 (0.92%) RPG
16 9 (0.92%) RPG IV
16 9 (0.92%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 112 (11.51%) Degree
2 50 (5.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 50 (5.14%) Security Cleared
3 28 (2.88%) MCSE
4 26 (2.67%) MCP
5 25 (2.57%) Computer Science Degree
6 13 (1.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 12 (1.23%) CCNA
7 12 (1.23%) CCNP
7 12 (1.23%) Cisco Certification
8 11 (1.13%) CCA
8 11 (1.13%) CCAA
8 11 (1.13%) Citrix Certification
8 11 (1.13%) VCAP
9 9 (0.92%) HND
9 9 (0.92%) ISEB
10 7 (0.72%) DV Cleared
10 7 (0.72%) PMI Certification
10 7 (0.72%) SC Cleared
11 6 (0.62%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (6.78%) GDPR
2 25 (2.57%) Data Quality
2 25 (2.57%) QA
3 15 (1.54%) SLA
4 14 (1.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (0.72%) COBIT
6 3 (0.31%) Cyber Essentials
6 3 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.21%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.10%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.10%) PMO
8 1 (0.10%) WAI
System Software
1 111 (11.41%) Active Directory
2 64 (6.58%) Hyper-V
3 44 (4.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (1.54%) Docker
4 15 (1.54%) VMware ESXi
5 12 (1.23%) Virtual Desktop
6 10 (1.03%) vSphere
7 7 (0.72%) Virtual Machines
7 7 (0.72%) XenServer
8 5 (0.51%) BitLocker
9 3 (0.31%) Squid
10 2 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.21%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (0.21%) Terminal Server
10 2 (0.21%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (0.21%) XenApp
10 2 (0.21%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.10%) KVM
Systems Management
1 36 (3.70%) SCCM
2 25 (2.57%) SCOM
3 10 (1.03%) Linux-HA
4 7 (0.72%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 6 (0.62%) SCVMM
6 5 (0.51%) Ansible
7 4 (0.41%) Puppet
7 4 (0.41%) Terraform
7 4 (0.41%) WSUS
8 3 (0.31%) Backup Exec
8 3 (0.31%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
8 3 (0.31%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (0.31%) vCenter Server
9 2 (0.21%) Failover Clustering
9 2 (0.21%) Microsoft Intune
10 1 (0.10%) Kubernetes
10 1 (0.10%) Microsoft Clustering
10 1 (0.10%) Packer
10 1 (0.10%) Rancher
10 1 (0.10%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 421 (43.27%) Microsoft
2 109 (11.20%) Oracle
3 70 (7.19%) VMware
4 66 (6.78%) Citrix
5 55 (5.65%) Tableau
6 35 (3.60%) Cisco
7 33 (3.39%) HP
8 28 (2.88%) Cognos
9 26 (2.67%) Xamarin
10 23 (2.36%) Alteryx
10 23 (2.36%) NetApp
11 18 (1.85%) UiPath
12 17 (1.75%) 3PAR
13 16 (1.64%) SAP
14 15 (1.54%) Hitachi
15 14 (1.44%) McAfee
16 12 (1.23%) Google
16 12 (1.23%) IBM
16 12 (1.23%) Sybase
17 11 (1.13%) Remedy