Period
to 27 September 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for SQL skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited SQL over the 6 months to 27 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
27 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 5 4 4
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 -2
Permanent jobs citing SQL 527 1,471 1,712
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands 21.16% 19.55% 19.69%
As % of the Programming Languages category 40.79% 43.95% 44.86%
Number of salaries quoted 475 1,378 1,657
Median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £29,750 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £64,900 £62,500 £61,250
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £49,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% +2.04% +8.89%

SQL is in the Programming Languages 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 coding skills.

All Programming Languages
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 1,292 3,347 3,816
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 51.89% 44.49% 43.88%
Number of salaries quoted 1,066 2,817 3,258
Median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £30,500 £27,150 £25,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £62,500
England median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +9.52% +5.00% +1.01%

SQL
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing SQL as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for SQL in the West Midlands

SQL
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing SQL in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for SQL in the West Midlands

SQL
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Salary distribution for jobs citing SQL in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 27 September 2020.

Salary histogram for SQL in the West Midlands

SQL
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 within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 27 September 2020. 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 0 189 £52,500 +16.67% 38
Staffordshire +1 99 £45,000 +12.50% 23
Warwickshire -8 63 £40,000 -5.88% 20
Coventry -4 41 £41,250 -13.16% 10
Solihull +3 32 £48,000 -4.00% 9
Shropshire -7 24 £45,000 +20.00% 10
Worcestershire -3 22 £37,500 +7.14% 13
Herefordshire +6 14 £42,500 -15.00%
Walsall +4 7 £23,500 -32.77% 2
Wolverhampton +2 5 £53,000 +8.72% 3
Sutton Coldfield +2 5 £45,000 +20.00% 1
West Bromwich +6 3 £40,000 -30.43%
Halesowen +3 1 £43,500 -3.33% 2
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 27 September 2020, IT jobs citing SQL 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.

1 220 (41.75%) Azure
2 214 (40.61%) SQL Server
3 202 (38.33%) .NET
4 182 (34.54%) Microsoft
5 175 (33.21%) Agile Software Development
6 162 (30.74%) C#
7 136 (25.81%) JavaScript
8 132 (25.05%) DevOps
9 129 (24.48%) T-SQL
10 111 (21.06%) Business Intelligence
11 108 (20.49%) HTML
12 98 (18.60%) CSS
13 93 (17.65%) Git (software)
14 91 (17.27%) ASP.NET
15 87 (16.51%) Power Platform
16 85 (16.13%) Power BI
17 84 (15.94%) MVC
18 81 (15.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 74 (14.04%) Windows
20 70 (13.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
21 67 (12.71%) Data Warehouse
22 66 (12.52%) Finance
23 64 (12.14%) .NET Framework
23 64 (12.14%) Analytical Skills
24 61 (11.57%) AWS
24 61 (11.57%) ETL
25 60 (11.39%) Software Engineering
26 57 (10.82%) ASP.NET Web API
27 56 (10.63%) AngularJS
28 55 (10.44%) Mentoring

SQL
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 36 (6.83%) IIS
2 11 (2.09%) SharePoint
3 9 (1.71%) SAS
4 8 (1.52%) CMS
4 8 (1.52%) Confluence
5 7 (1.33%) Elasticsearch
5 7 (1.33%) Tomcat
5 7 (1.33%) WebSphere
6 5 (0.95%) Sitefinity
7 4 (0.76%) MS Exchange
8 3 (0.57%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (0.57%) EPiServer
9 2 (0.38%) Apache
9 2 (0.38%) ArcGIS
9 2 (0.38%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.19%) FileNet
10 1 (0.19%) JBoss
10 1 (0.19%) Skype for Business
10 1 (0.19%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.19%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 24 (4.55%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (1.33%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.38%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.38%) Quantrix
3 2 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.57%) Dynamics NAV
1 3 (0.57%) Oracle Applications
1 3 (0.57%) Oracle BPM
1 3 (0.57%) Oracle ERP
1 3 (0.57%) Oracle Payables
1 3 (0.57%) Oracle Receivables
1 3 (0.57%) SAP MII
2 2 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.38%) Line 500
2 2 (0.38%) Magento
2 2 (0.38%) OpenCart
2 2 (0.38%) SAP MM
2 2 (0.38%) SAP PP
2 2 (0.38%) SAP PP-PI
2 2 (0.38%) Workfront
3 1 (0.19%) Aareon QL
3 1 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.19%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.19%) SAP Business One
3 1 (0.19%) Social Studio
Cloud Services
1 220 (41.75%) Azure
2 87 (16.51%) Power Platform
3 61 (11.57%) AWS
4 24 (4.55%) Azure Data Factory
5 22 (4.17%) SaaS
6 20 (3.80%) PaaS
7 19 (3.61%) GitHub
8 18 (3.42%) Office 365
9 17 (3.23%) Serverless
10 12 (2.28%) GCP
10 12 (2.28%) IaaS
11 11 (2.09%) npm
12 9 (1.71%) Cloud Computing
13 5 (0.95%) Amazon S3
13 5 (0.95%) Azure Stack
13 5 (0.95%) OpenShift
14 4 (0.76%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 4 (0.76%) AWS CloudFormation
14 4 (0.76%) AWS CloudTrail
14 4 (0.76%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.09%) Internet
1 11 (2.09%) SAN
2 10 (1.90%) DNS
3 9 (1.71%) TCP/IP
3 9 (1.71%) VPN
4 6 (1.14%) Broadband
4 6 (1.14%) DHCP
5 5 (0.95%) AMQP
5 5 (0.95%) Firewall
5 5 (0.95%) FTP
5 5 (0.95%) LAN
5 5 (0.95%) Remote Desktop
6 4 (0.76%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (0.57%) Network Security
7 3 (0.57%) SSL
8 2 (0.38%) NAS
8 2 (0.38%) Skype
8 2 (0.38%) SNMP
8 2 (0.38%) Unified Communications
9 1 (0.19%) 5G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 214 (40.61%) SQL Server
2 85 (16.13%) Power BI
3 81 (15.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 70 (13.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 67 (12.71%) Data Warehouse
6 49 (9.30%) NoSQL
7 48 (9.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 39 (7.40%) Data Lake
9 34 (6.45%) Azure SQL Database
10 30 (5.69%) Big Data
11 28 (5.31%) Relational Database
12 25 (4.74%) MongoDB
12 25 (4.74%) MySQL
13 23 (4.36%) Crystal Reports
14 19 (3.61%) Snowflake Schema
15 17 (3.23%) Oracle Database
15 17 (3.23%) Redis
15 17 (3.23%) SQL Server 2012
16 16 (3.04%) BusinessObjects
17 13 (2.47%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 93 (17.65%) Git (software)
2 36 (6.83%) Jenkins
3 33 (6.26%) Visual Studio
4 25 (4.74%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 22 (4.17%) JIRA
6 20 (3.80%) Selenium
7 16 (3.04%) Bitbucket
8 15 (2.85%) Maven
8 15 (2.85%) NUnit
9 13 (2.47%) Postman
9 13 (2.47%) Team Foundation Server
10 12 (2.28%) GitLab
11 10 (1.90%) SpecFlow
12 8 (1.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 8 (1.52%) Cypress.io
12 8 (1.52%) gulp
12 8 (1.52%) jspm
13 7 (1.33%) Moq
13 7 (1.33%) MSTest
14 6 (1.14%) Appium
General
1 66 (12.52%) Finance
2 23 (4.36%) Law
3 19 (3.61%) Back Office
4 16 (3.04%) Games
4 16 (3.04%) Public Sector
5 13 (2.47%) Marketing
6 8 (1.52%) Digital Economy
7 7 (1.33%) Manufacturing
8 6 (1.14%) Aerospace
8 6 (1.14%) Legal
9 5 (0.95%) Retail
10 4 (0.76%) Automotive
11 3 (0.57%) Advertising
12 2 (0.38%) Banking
12 2 (0.38%) Electronics
12 2 (0.38%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.38%) General Ledger
13 1 (0.19%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 198 (37.57%) Developer
2 81 (15.37%) Analyst
3 55 (10.44%) .NET Developer
4 51 (9.68%) Senior Developer
5 43 (8.16%) Software Developer
6 42 (7.97%) Full Stack Developer
7 41 (7.78%) Data Engineer
8 39 (7.40%) Azure Engineer
9 38 (7.21%) SQL Developer
10 37 (7.02%) Architect
10 37 (7.02%) DevOps Engineer
11 30 (5.69%) C# Developer
12 27 (5.12%) Support Analyst
13 23 (4.36%) Applications Support
14 20 (3.80%) Applications Support Analyst
14 20 (3.80%) Senior Full Stack Developer
15 18 (3.42%) C# .NET Developer
16 17 (3.23%) SQL Analyst
17 15 (2.85%) .NET Software Developer
17 15 (2.85%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 202 (38.33%) .NET
2 108 (20.49%) HTML
3 98 (18.60%) CSS
4 91 (17.27%) ASP.NET
5 64 (12.14%) .NET Framework
6 57 (10.82%) ASP.NET Web API
7 56 (10.63%) AngularJS
8 54 (10.25%) jQuery
9 52 (9.87%) ASP.NET MVC
10 46 (8.73%) JSON
11 39 (7.40%) .NET Core
12 37 (7.02%) Entity Framework
13 35 (6.64%) REST
14 31 (5.88%) HTML5
15 29 (5.50%) React
15 29 (5.50%) Web Services
16 27 (5.12%) XML
17 25 (4.74%) RESTful
18 24 (4.55%) WCF
19 21 (3.98%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 64 (12.14%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (5.12%) Data Centre
3 23 (4.36%) Mobile App
4 19 (3.61%) Public Cloud
5 17 (3.23%) Greenfield Project
6 12 (2.28%) Self-Motivation
7 11 (2.09%) Management Information System
8 8 (1.52%) AS400
8 8 (1.52%) Clustering
8 8 (1.52%) iSeries
8 8 (1.52%) User Experience
9 7 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
9 7 (1.33%) Linux Command Line
10 6 (1.14%) DataPower
10 6 (1.14%) Private Cloud
11 5 (0.95%) Cloud Native
12 4 (0.76%) CMDB
12 4 (0.76%) Microsoft Licensing
12 4 (0.76%) Virtual Team
13 3 (0.57%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 74 (14.04%) Windows
2 37 (7.02%) Windows Server
3 34 (6.45%) Linux
4 12 (2.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 12 (2.28%) Unix
5 8 (1.52%) Android
5 8 (1.52%) CentOS
6 7 (1.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (1.14%) Apple iOS
8 5 (0.95%) HPUX
9 3 (0.57%) Windows Server 2016
10 1 (0.19%) MVS
10 1 (0.19%) Solaris
10 1 (0.19%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.19%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 175 (33.21%) Agile Software Development
2 132 (25.05%) DevOps
3 111 (21.06%) Business Intelligence
4 84 (15.94%) MVC
5 61 (11.57%) ETL
6 60 (11.39%) Software Engineering
7 55 (10.44%) Mentoring
8 54 (10.25%) Problem-Solving
9 53 (10.06%) TDD
10 48 (9.11%) ITIL
11 46 (8.73%) Microservices
12 41 (7.78%) Migration
13 37 (7.02%) Test Automation
14 36 (6.83%) Data Modelling
15 35 (6.64%) Scrum
16 34 (6.45%) Visualisation
17 32 (6.07%) Analytics
18 31 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
18 31 (5.88%) User Stories
19 27 (5.12%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 162 (30.74%) C#
2 136 (25.81%) JavaScript
3 129 (24.48%) T-SQL
4 52 (9.87%) Python
5 47 (8.92%) PowerShell
6 46 (8.73%) Java
7 30 (5.69%) TypeScript
8 29 (5.50%) PL/SQL
9 20 (3.80%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 17 (3.23%) PHP
11 14 (2.66%) Ruby
11 14 (2.66%) VB.NET
12 13 (2.47%) Go
13 9 (1.71%) R
13 9 (1.71%) Shell Script
14 6 (1.14%) VB
15 5 (0.95%) Bash Shell
15 5 (0.95%) C++
15 5 (0.95%) Perl
16 4 (0.76%) Scala
Qualifications
1 36 (6.83%) Degree
2 14 (2.66%) ITIL Certification
2 14 (2.66%) Security Cleared
3 13 (2.47%) AWS Certification
3 13 (2.47%) SC Cleared
4 11 (2.09%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (1.52%) Computer Science Degree
6 7 (1.33%) DV Cleared
6 7 (1.33%) MCSA
7 4 (0.76%) MCSE
8 3 (0.57%) ISTQB
8 3 (0.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 3 (0.57%) Oracle Certification
9 2 (0.38%) HNC
10 1 (0.19%) A+ Certification
10 1 (0.19%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.19%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.19%) IIBA
10 1 (0.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (5.69%) Data Quality
2 25 (4.74%) QA
3 11 (2.09%) GDPR
4 5 (0.95%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.76%) GPG13
5 4 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.57%) PMO
6 3 (0.57%) SLA
7 2 (0.38%) IFRS
8 1 (0.19%) IFRS 9
8 1 (0.19%) ISO 26262
System Software
1 40 (7.59%) Docker
2 29 (5.50%) Active Directory
3 19 (3.61%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (2.09%) Hyper-V
5 8 (1.52%) vSphere
6 7 (1.33%) Virtual Servers
7 4 (0.76%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 4 (0.76%) XenApp
7 4 (0.76%) XenDesktop
8 3 (0.57%) HDFS
9 1 (0.19%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 1 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 32 (6.07%) Terraform
2 24 (4.55%) Kubernetes
3 21 (3.98%) Ansible
4 11 (2.09%) Puppet
5 9 (1.71%) Grafana
6 8 (1.52%) Graphite
6 8 (1.52%) Prometheus
7 6 (1.14%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 6 (1.14%) MIIS
7 6 (1.14%) Single Sign-On
8 5 (0.95%) SCCM
9 4 (0.76%) Backup Exec
9 4 (0.76%) Failover Clustering
9 4 (0.76%) Microsoft Clustering
9 4 (0.76%) WSUS
10 3 (0.57%) Packer
10 3 (0.57%) SCOM
11 2 (0.38%) NetBackup
11 2 (0.38%) vCenter Server
12 1 (0.19%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 182 (34.54%) Microsoft
2 44 (8.35%) Oracle
3 26 (4.93%) VMware
4 18 (3.42%) SAP
5 14 (2.66%) Databricks
6 13 (2.47%) IBM
6 13 (2.47%) Tableau
7 9 (1.71%) Cisco
7 9 (1.71%) Red Hat
8 8 (1.52%) Cloudera
9 7 (1.33%) JDA
9 7 (1.33%) NetApp
9 7 (1.33%) Xamarin
10 6 (1.14%) Atlassian
10 6 (1.14%) Citrix
11 5 (0.95%) Google
11 5 (0.95%) MuleSoft
11 5 (0.95%) SolarWinds
11 5 (0.95%) Talend
11 5 (0.95%) WSO2