Period
to 25 January 2021

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 25 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
25 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 5 4 4
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 0
Permanent jobs citing SQL 721 1,308 1,450
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands 20.19% 19.51% 18.49%
As % of the Programming Languages category 38.95% 44.60% 44.63%
Number of salaries quoted 715 1,232 1,351
Median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,250
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.05% +4.22%
10th Percentile £29,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £63,975 £60,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +8.70%

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 1,851 2,933 3,249
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 51.83% 43.76% 41.43%
Number of salaries quoted 1,506 2,584 2,685
Median annual salary £47,500 £44,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.95% +3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £30,000 £26,750 £25,750
90th Percentile £72,500 £65,000 £64,340
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%

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 25 January 2021.

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 25 January 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 -2 307 £50,000 +11.11% 72
Warwickshire -1 100 £45,000 - 19
Staffordshire -1 67 £40,000 +11.11% 38
Coventry -6 56 £35,000 -26.32% 11
Worcestershire -4 52 £40,000 +6.67% 11
Solihull +5 37 £42,500 -29.17% 2
Shropshire -6 26 £57,500 +53.33% 17
Wolverhampton +1 16 £47,500 -9.52% 5
Walsall +6 10 £28,500 -25.00% 3
Dudley +19 5 £31,500 +5.00% 1
West Bromwich - 4 £31,500 -
Herefordshire -4 2 £38,750 -22.50% 1
Halesowen +1 1 £43,500 -3.33% 5
Sutton Coldfield -4 1 £45,000 +47.54% 1
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 25 January 2021, 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.

1 306 (42.44%) Azure
2 246 (34.12%) .NET
3 233 (32.32%) C#
4 218 (30.24%) Agile Software Development
5 212 (29.40%) SQL Server
6 204 (28.29%) Microsoft
7 202 (28.02%) JavaScript
8 157 (21.78%) DevOps
9 154 (21.36%) HTML
10 153 (21.22%) CSS
11 119 (16.50%) Windows
12 116 (16.09%) Business Intelligence
13 115 (15.95%) T-SQL
14 112 (15.53%) AngularJS
15 104 (14.42%) AWS
16 101 (14.01%) Git (software)
17 100 (13.87%) Oracle
18 96 (13.31%) .NET Framework
19 95 (13.18%) Analytics
20 89 (12.34%) MVC
21 88 (12.21%) Python
22 87 (12.07%) Finance
23 85 (11.79%) .NET Core
24 79 (10.96%) jQuery
24 79 (10.96%) PowerShell
25 77 (10.68%) Java
25 77 (10.68%) Microservices
26 76 (10.54%) Power Platform
27 75 (10.40%) ASP.NET
27 75 (10.40%) TDD

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 40 (5.55%) IIS
2 20 (2.77%) Confluence
3 19 (2.64%) SharePoint
4 14 (1.94%) SAS
5 10 (1.39%) Elasticsearch
6 9 (1.25%) CMS
7 8 (1.11%) Apache Spark
8 6 (0.83%) Sitefinity
8 6 (0.83%) WebSphere
9 5 (0.69%) BizTalk Server
10 4 (0.55%) Apache
10 4 (0.55%) IBM Notes
10 4 (0.55%) MS Exchange
11 2 (0.28%) ArcGIS
11 2 (0.28%) Drupal
11 2 (0.28%) Mule
11 2 (0.28%) SharePoint Server
11 2 (0.28%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.28%) Umbraco
11 2 (0.28%) WebLogic
Applications
1 42 (5.83%) Microsoft Excel
2 35 (4.85%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (0.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (0.69%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.14%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 9 (1.25%) Workfront
2 7 (0.97%) Dynamics NAV
2 7 (0.97%) Oracle BPM
2 7 (0.97%) Payment Gateway
3 5 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.55%) Bond Adapt
4 4 (0.55%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.42%) Oracle Payables
5 3 (0.42%) Oracle Receivables
5 3 (0.42%) SAP MII
6 2 (0.28%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.28%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (0.28%) Sage 50
6 2 (0.28%) SAP FI-CA
6 2 (0.28%) SAP MM
6 2 (0.28%) SAP PP
6 2 (0.28%) SAP PP-PI
6 2 (0.28%) SAP PSCD
7 1 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.14%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 306 (42.44%) Azure
2 104 (14.42%) AWS
3 76 (10.54%) Power Platform
4 41 (5.69%) SaaS
5 34 (4.72%) Office 365
6 31 (4.30%) PaaS
7 29 (4.02%) Azure Data Factory
8 26 (3.61%) GitHub
9 21 (2.91%) npm
10 20 (2.77%) Azure Active Directory
10 20 (2.77%) Dynamics 365
10 20 (2.77%) IaaS
11 19 (2.64%) Serverless
12 18 (2.50%) GCP
13 11 (1.53%) Azure Stack
14 9 (1.25%) Amazon S3
15 8 (1.11%) AWS CloudFormation
15 8 (1.11%) AWS Lambda
15 8 (1.11%) Logic Apps
15 8 (1.11%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 14 (1.94%) DNS
1 14 (1.94%) SAN
2 13 (1.80%) Firewall
3 10 (1.39%) DHCP
3 10 (1.39%) NAS
3 10 (1.39%) VPN
4 8 (1.11%) AMQP
5 7 (0.97%) TCP/IP
6 6 (0.83%) Internet
6 6 (0.83%) SSH
7 5 (0.69%) FTP
7 5 (0.69%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (0.55%) Broadband
9 3 (0.42%) HTTP
9 3 (0.42%) OpenVPN
9 3 (0.42%) VoIP
10 1 (0.14%) 4G
10 1 (0.14%) 5G
10 1 (0.14%) NetScaler
10 1 (0.14%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 212 (29.40%) SQL Server
2 72 (9.99%) Power BI
3 68 (9.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 60 (8.32%) NoSQL
5 54 (7.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 51 (7.07%) Data Warehouse
7 43 (5.96%) Azure SQL Database
8 32 (4.44%) MySQL
9 27 (3.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 26 (3.61%) MongoDB
10 26 (3.61%) Relational Database
11 24 (3.33%) Oracle Database
12 23 (3.19%) Redis
12 23 (3.19%) SQL Server 2012
13 21 (2.91%) Hadoop
14 20 (2.77%) PostgreSQL
14 20 (2.77%) Tableau
15 19 (2.64%) Big Data
16 18 (2.50%) Amazon Redshift
16 18 (2.50%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 101 (14.01%) Git (software)
2 65 (9.02%) Jenkins
3 40 (5.55%) JIRA
4 36 (4.99%) Bitbucket
5 35 (4.85%) Selenium
6 26 (3.61%) Visual Studio
7 24 (3.33%) Maven
8 23 (3.19%) Team Foundation Server
9 22 (3.05%) Visual Studio Team System
10 21 (2.91%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 18 (2.50%) NUnit
12 16 (2.22%) Artifactory
13 14 (1.94%) gulp
14 13 (1.80%) jspm
15 12 (1.66%) Moq
15 12 (1.66%) MSTest
15 12 (1.66%) Postman
16 10 (1.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 10 (1.39%) GitLab
17 8 (1.11%) eggPlant
General
1 87 (12.07%) Finance
2 25 (3.47%) Public Sector
3 23 (3.19%) Law
4 14 (1.94%) Telecoms
5 13 (1.80%) Marketing
5 13 (1.80%) Retail
6 11 (1.53%) Back Office
7 10 (1.39%) Aerospace
8 9 (1.25%) Manufacturing
9 8 (1.11%) Games
9 8 (1.11%) Multimedia
10 7 (0.97%) Automotive
11 6 (0.83%) Digital Economy
12 5 (0.69%) Advertising
12 5 (0.69%) Banking
13 4 (0.55%) Front Office
14 2 (0.28%) Electronics
14 2 (0.28%) Financial Institution
14 2 (0.28%) General Ledger
14 2 (0.28%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 305 (42.30%) Developer
2 117 (16.23%) Analyst
3 78 (10.82%) .NET Developer
4 71 (9.85%) Full Stack Developer
4 71 (9.85%) Software Developer
5 68 (9.43%) Senior Developer
6 61 (8.46%) C# Developer
7 53 (7.35%) Azure Engineer
8 40 (5.55%) DevOps Engineer
9 37 (5.13%) Data Engineer
10 36 (4.99%) C# .NET Developer
11 35 (4.85%) Data Analyst
12 32 (4.44%) Architect
13 30 (4.16%) SQL Developer
13 30 (4.16%) Support Analyst
14 26 (3.61%) Angular Developer
15 23 (3.19%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 23 (3.19%) C# Software Developer
16 22 (3.05%) .NET Software Developer
16 22 (3.05%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 246 (34.12%) .NET
2 154 (21.36%) HTML
3 153 (21.22%) CSS
4 112 (15.53%) AngularJS
5 96 (13.31%) .NET Framework
6 85 (11.79%) .NET Core
7 79 (10.96%) jQuery
8 75 (10.40%) ASP.NET
9 63 (8.74%) React
10 61 (8.46%) Entity Framework
11 58 (8.04%) REST
12 56 (7.77%) JSON
13 46 (6.38%) ASP.NET MVC
14 44 (6.10%) HTML5
15 40 (5.55%) ASP.NET Web API
16 39 (5.41%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 37 (5.13%) Ajax
17 37 (5.13%) CSS3
18 34 (4.72%) Node.js
18 34 (4.72%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 64 (8.88%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (4.16%) User Experience
3 26 (3.61%) Self-Motivation
4 24 (3.33%) Management Information System
5 23 (3.19%) Greenfield Project
6 21 (2.91%) Mobile App
7 15 (2.08%) Data Centre
8 12 (1.66%) Public Cloud
9 11 (1.53%) Private Cloud
10 9 (1.25%) Cloud Native
11 8 (1.11%) Cybercrime
11 8 (1.11%) Data Structures
11 8 (1.11%) Enterprise Software
12 7 (0.97%) AS400
12 7 (0.97%) iSeries
13 6 (0.83%) Clustering
13 6 (0.83%) DataPower
13 6 (0.83%) Linux Command Line
13 6 (0.83%) Virtual Team
14 5 (0.69%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 119 (16.50%) Windows
2 62 (8.60%) Linux
3 49 (6.80%) Windows Server
4 22 (3.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 15 (2.08%) Unix
6 8 (1.11%) Windows 7
7 7 (0.97%) Ubuntu
7 7 (0.97%) Windows 10
8 6 (0.83%) CentOS
8 6 (0.83%) Solaris
8 6 (0.83%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (0.83%) Windows Server 2016
9 5 (0.69%) Windows Server 2019
10 4 (0.55%) Android
10 4 (0.55%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (0.55%) Windows Vista
10 4 (0.55%) Windows XP
11 2 (0.28%) AIX
11 2 (0.28%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.28%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 218 (30.24%) Agile Software Development
2 157 (21.78%) DevOps
3 116 (16.09%) Business Intelligence
4 95 (13.18%) Analytics
5 89 (12.34%) MVC
6 77 (10.68%) Microservices
7 75 (10.40%) TDD
8 72 (9.99%) Problem-Solving
9 69 (9.57%) Test Automation
10 61 (8.46%) ETL
11 59 (8.18%) Software Engineering
12 56 (7.77%) SDLC
13 53 (7.35%) ITIL
13 53 (7.35%) Mentoring
14 52 (7.21%) Data Analysis
15 50 (6.93%) Migration
16 47 (6.52%) Scrum
17 41 (5.69%) Stakeholder Management
18 37 (5.13%) Web Development
19 36 (4.99%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 233 (32.32%) C#
2 202 (28.02%) JavaScript
3 115 (15.95%) T-SQL
4 88 (12.21%) Python
5 79 (10.96%) PowerShell
6 77 (10.68%) Java
7 48 (6.66%) PL/SQL
8 43 (5.96%) PHP
9 33 (4.58%) TypeScript
10 20 (2.77%) VB
11 18 (2.50%) Go
12 16 (2.22%) Perl
12 16 (2.22%) R
13 15 (2.08%) VB.NET
14 14 (1.94%) Bash Shell
15 11 (1.53%) C
15 11 (1.53%) Ruby
15 11 (1.53%) VBA
16 8 (1.11%) Shell Script
17 7 (0.97%) C++
Qualifications
1 37 (5.13%) Degree
2 30 (4.16%) SC Cleared
2 30 (4.16%) Security Cleared
3 26 (3.61%) Microsoft Certification
4 18 (2.50%) MCSE
5 13 (1.80%) MCSA
6 11 (1.53%) AWS Certification
7 10 (1.39%) DV Cleared
7 10 (1.39%) ITIL Certification
8 9 (1.25%) ISTQB
9 7 (0.97%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 4 (0.55%) CCNA
10 4 (0.55%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (0.42%) Oracle Certification
12 2 (0.28%) HNC
12 2 (0.28%) ISEB
12 2 (0.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 2 (0.28%) PMI Certification
12 2 (0.28%) PMP
12 2 (0.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (5.55%) QA
2 17 (2.36%) GDPR
3 15 (2.08%) SLA
4 14 (1.94%) Data Quality
5 8 (1.11%) GPG13
6 3 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.28%) IFRS
8 1 (0.14%) IFRS 9
8 1 (0.14%) ISO 26262
8 1 (0.14%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.14%) PMO
System Software
1 72 (9.99%) Docker
2 51 (7.07%) Active Directory
3 23 (3.19%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (2.22%) Hyper-V
5 10 (1.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 10 (1.39%) Virtual Servers
6 9 (1.25%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.42%) pfSense
7 3 (0.42%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (0.28%) Cygwin
8 2 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.28%) vSphere
8 2 (0.28%) XenApp
8 2 (0.28%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.14%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 1 (0.14%) GlusterFS
9 1 (0.14%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 62 (8.60%) Terraform
2 53 (7.35%) Ansible
3 40 (5.55%) Kubernetes
4 23 (3.19%) SCCM
5 13 (1.80%) Puppet
6 12 (1.66%) SCOM
6 12 (1.66%) Single Sign-On
7 11 (1.53%) MIIS
8 10 (1.39%) Microsoft Intune
8 10 (1.39%) WSUS
9 9 (1.25%) Backup Exec
9 9 (1.25%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 9 (1.25%) NetBackup
10 8 (1.11%) Packer
11 7 (0.97%) Grafana
11 7 (0.97%) Prometheus
12 6 (0.83%) Graphite
12 6 (0.83%) Microsoft Clustering
13 3 (0.42%) ITRS Geneos
14 2 (0.28%) Nessus
Vendors
1 204 (28.29%) Microsoft
2 100 (13.87%) Oracle
3 36 (4.99%) VMware
4 18 (2.50%) IBM
4 18 (2.50%) Red Hat
5 15 (2.08%) Talend
6 14 (1.94%) Cloudera
7 13 (1.80%) Atlassian
7 13 (1.80%) NetApp
8 11 (1.53%) EMC
9 10 (1.39%) Citrix
10 9 (1.25%) Databricks
10 9 (1.25%) Ivanti
10 9 (1.25%) JDA
10 9 (1.25%) Remedy
10 9 (1.25%) SAP
10 9 (1.25%) ServiceNow
10 9 (1.25%) SolarWinds
11 8 (1.11%) Google
12 7 (0.97%) Cognos