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 3 months to 23 May 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
England / West Midlands
3 months to
23 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 2 2 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1  
Permanent jobs citing SQL 1125 1250 1206
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 22.81% 20.64% 22.70%
As % of the Programming Languages category 43.05% 47.97% 45.94%
Number of salaries quoted 961 1029 1100
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,925 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

SQL is in the programming language skills category. The next 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 programming language skills.

Programming Language Skills
West Midlands
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 2613 2606 2625
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 52.98% 43.04% 49.42%
Number of salaries quoted 2280 2212 2369
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

SQL
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing SQL as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Job vacancy trend for SQL in the West Midlands

SQL
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SQL in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for SQL in the West Midlands

SQL
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SQL in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 23 May 2017.

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 3 months to 23 May 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +5 451 £42,500 +6.25% 55
Coventry +3 127 £40,000 - 21
Staffordshire 0 116 £36,500 -2.66% 24
Warwickshire -3 109 £32,500 -35.00% 25
Worcestershire -4 91 £35,000 - 16
Shropshire -1 67 £40,000 +23.07% 8
Solihull +6 50 £41,750 +39.16% 8
West Bromwich +6 18 £42,500 -10.52%
Walsall +7 17 £40,550 +1.37%
Wolverhampton -2 13 £35,000 -6.66% 6
Herefordshire -13 13 £50,000 +53.84% 3
Sutton Coldfield +3 10 £45,000 +15.38% 3
Halesowen - 10 £30,000 - 1
Dudley +3 3 £30,000 -25.00%
Stourbridge - 2 £37,500 - 2
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 23 May 2017, IT jobs citing SQL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for SQL.

1 795 (40.23%) .NET
2 739 (37.40%) C#
3 738 (37.35%) SQL Server
4 590 (29.86%) JavaScript
5 553 (27.99%) HTML
6 544 (27.53%) Microsoft
7 505 (25.56%) CSS
8 468 (23.68%) ASP.NET
9 383 (19.38%) Agile Software Development
10 374 (18.93%) MVC
11 348 (17.61%) T-SQL
12 322 (16.30%) Business Intelligence
13 288 (14.57%) jQuery
14 287 (14.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 278 (14.07%) Oracle
16 269 (13.61%) Finance
17 265 (13.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 254 (12.85%) Windows
19 231 (11.69%) Web Development
20 216 (10.93%) VB.NET
21 215 (10.88%) AngularJS
22 213 (10.78%) Analytical Skills
23 211 (10.68%) .NET Framework
24 208 (10.53%) Degree
24 208 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
25 207 (10.48%) Java
26 187 (9.46%) HTML5
27 178 (9.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
28 177 (8.96%) MySQL
29 175 (8.86%) XML

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 88 (4.45%) SAS
2 76 (3.85%) SharePoint
3 58 (2.94%) IIS
4 35 (1.77%) CMS
5 30 (1.52%) JBoss
6 22 (1.11%) Tomcat
7 17 (0.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 17 (0.86%) WordPress
8 16 (0.81%) WebLogic
9 14 (0.71%) Elasticsearch
9 14 (0.71%) GlassFish
9 14 (0.71%) WildFly
10 13 (0.66%) Skype for Business
11 10 (0.51%) Apache
11 10 (0.51%) Apache Spark
11 10 (0.51%) MS Exchange
11 10 (0.51%) Umbraco
12 9 (0.46%) BizTalk Server
12 9 (0.46%) nginx
13 8 (0.40%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 144 (7.29%) Microsoft Excel
2 63 (3.19%) Microsoft Office
3 17 (0.86%) Spreadsheet
3 17 (0.86%) SPSS
4 16 (0.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 16 (0.81%) Photoshop
5 14 (0.71%) Adobe Illustrator
6 13 (0.66%) MS Visio
7 9 (0.46%) Microsoft Project
8 1 (0.051%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 24 (1.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 23 (1.16%) Dynamics AX
3 16 (0.81%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 13 (0.66%) Dynamics NAV
5 9 (0.46%) Oracle Financials
6 6 (0.30%) Magento
6 6 (0.30%) SAP Business One
7 5 (0.25%) Fredhopper
7 5 (0.25%) NetSuite
7 5 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
7 5 (0.25%) Oracle EBS R12
7 5 (0.25%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 5 (0.25%) Sage 200
8 4 (0.20%) Oracle BPM
8 4 (0.20%) Oracle Payables
8 4 (0.20%) Payment Gateway
9 3 (0.15%) JDE EnterpriseOne
9 3 (0.15%) OpenText Process Suite
9 3 (0.15%) Oracle Cash Management
9 3 (0.15%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 208 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 64 (3.24%) Amazon AWS
3 62 (3.14%) SaaS
4 41 (2.07%) Office 365
5 31 (1.57%) PaaS
6 27 (1.37%) IaaS
7 25 (1.27%) Amazon EC2
8 9 (0.46%) Azure Active Directory
8 9 (0.46%) GitHub
8 9 (0.46%) Google Analytics
9 7 (0.35%) Firebase
10 5 (0.25%) Amazon CloudSearch
10 5 (0.25%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 5 (0.25%) Amazon SQS
11 4 (0.20%) Azure Machine Learning
12 3 (0.15%) Dynamics 365
13 2 (0.10%) AdWords
13 2 (0.10%) Bluemix
13 2 (0.10%) Google Play
13 2 (0.10%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 37 (1.87%) DNS
2 34 (1.72%) Internet
3 25 (1.27%) Firewall
4 23 (1.16%) LAN
5 21 (1.06%) SSL
6 20 (1.01%) SAN
7 19 (0.96%) HTTP
7 19 (0.96%) WAN
8 18 (0.91%) DHCP
9 14 (0.71%) TCP/IP
10 11 (0.56%) Intranet
11 9 (0.46%) ATM
11 9 (0.46%) VPN
12 8 (0.40%) Wi-Fi
13 7 (0.35%) Network Security
14 5 (0.25%) NAS
15 4 (0.20%) Wireless
16 3 (0.15%) IPv4
16 3 (0.15%) iSCSI
16 3 (0.15%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 738 (37.35%) SQL Server
2 287 (14.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 265 (13.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 178 (9.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 177 (8.96%) MySQL
6 169 (8.55%) Data Warehouse
7 128 (6.48%) SQL Server 2008
8 104 (5.26%) Relational Database
9 94 (4.76%) MongoDB
10 83 (4.20%) NoSQL
11 73 (3.69%) SQL Server 2005
12 72 (3.64%) SQL Server 2012
13 71 (3.59%) SQL Server 2014
14 70 (3.54%) Power BI
15 66 (3.34%) Oracle Database
16 53 (2.68%) QlikView
17 52 (2.63%) DB2
18 50 (2.53%) Big Data
19 37 (1.87%) Data Mart
20 33 (1.67%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 165 (8.35%) Visual Studio
2 110 (5.57%) Git (software)
3 98 (4.96%) Team Foundation Server
4 69 (3.49%) Selenium
5 59 (2.99%) Jenkins
6 45 (2.28%) JUnit
7 44 (2.23%) Cucumber
8 26 (1.32%) JIRA
9 18 (0.91%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 18 (0.91%) Subversion
10 15 (0.76%) Hudson
10 15 (0.76%) WebDriver
11 14 (0.71%) JBehave
11 14 (0.71%) RSpec
11 14 (0.71%) WATIR
12 12 (0.61%) ProC
13 11 (0.56%) JSUnit
13 11 (0.56%) Mercurial
13 11 (0.56%) TeamCity
14 10 (0.51%) Ant
General
1 269 (13.61%) Finance
2 142 (7.19%) Retail
3 125 (6.33%) Marketing
4 50 (2.53%) Manufacturing
5 35 (1.77%) Advertising
5 35 (1.77%) Legal
6 33 (1.67%) Publishing
7 25 (1.27%) Automotive
7 25 (1.27%) Electronics
7 25 (1.27%) Games
8 18 (0.91%) Back Office
9 15 (0.76%) Banking
9 15 (0.76%) Billing
10 11 (0.56%) Telecoms
11 9 (0.46%) Music Industry
11 9 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
12 6 (0.30%) Aerospace
13 4 (0.20%) Front Office
13 4 (0.20%) International Banking
13 4 (0.20%) Law
Job Titles
1 1008 (51.01%) Developer
2 407 (20.60%) .NET Developer
3 332 (16.80%) Analyst
4 281 (14.22%) C# Developer
5 275 (13.92%) SQL Developer
6 214 (10.83%) C# .NET Developer
7 157 (7.95%) Senior Developer
8 133 (6.73%) ASP.NET Developer
9 119 (6.02%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 109 (5.52%) Web Developer
11 108 (5.47%) DBA
12 107 (5.41%) Software Developer
13 101 (5.11%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 89 (4.50%) SQL DBA
15 88 (4.45%) Consultant
16 86 (4.35%) Junior
17 75 (3.80%) Senior .NET Developer
18 73 (3.69%) Applications Support
18 73 (3.69%) Java Developer
19 72 (3.64%) Junior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 795 (40.23%) .NET
2 553 (27.99%) HTML
3 505 (25.56%) CSS
4 468 (23.68%) ASP.NET
5 288 (14.57%) jQuery
6 215 (10.88%) AngularJS
7 211 (10.68%) .NET Framework
8 187 (9.46%) HTML5
9 175 (8.86%) XML
10 167 (8.45%) ASP.NET MVC
11 145 (7.34%) Web Services
12 136 (6.88%) Entity Framework
13 114 (5.77%) ASP.NET Web API
14 88 (4.45%) Ajax
15 82 (4.15%) CSS3
15 82 (4.15%) WCF
16 81 (4.10%) REST
17 79 (4.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
18 71 (3.59%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 71 (3.59%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 213 (10.78%) Analytical Skills
2 89 (4.50%) Computer Science
3 67 (3.39%) Mobile App
4 61 (3.09%) Data Centre
5 43 (2.18%) Greenfield Project
6 38 (1.92%) Replication
7 31 (1.57%) CMDB
8 29 (1.47%) Management Information System
9 28 (1.42%) User Experience
10 27 (1.37%) Algorithms
10 27 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
10 27 (1.37%) iPad
11 26 (1.32%) Social Media
12 24 (1.21%) Clustering
13 23 (1.16%) Data Structures
14 19 (0.96%) Client/Server
15 18 (0.91%) Fintech
16 17 (0.86%) AS400
17 15 (0.76%) NHS
18 14 (0.71%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 254 (12.85%) Windows
2 164 (8.30%) Linux
3 91 (4.61%) Unix
4 83 (4.20%) Windows Server
5 58 (2.94%) Android
6 44 (2.23%) Apple iOS
7 37 (1.87%) Windows Server 2012
8 31 (1.57%) Windows Server 2008
9 20 (1.01%) Windows 7
10 16 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 11 (0.56%) Solaris
12 7 (0.35%) AIX
12 7 (0.35%) Windows Mobile
13 6 (0.30%) Windows 10
13 6 (0.30%) Windows Phone
14 5 (0.25%) Windows Server 2003
15 4 (0.20%) HPUX
15 4 (0.20%) Windows 8
15 4 (0.20%) Windows XP
16 3 (0.15%) VyOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 383 (19.38%) Agile Software Development
2 374 (18.93%) MVC
3 322 (16.30%) Business Intelligence
4 231 (11.69%) Web Development
5 147 (7.44%) Software Engineering
6 142 (7.19%) OO
7 141 (7.14%) TDD
8 138 (6.98%) Scrum
9 126 (6.38%) Test Automation
10 125 (6.33%) Mentoring
11 120 (6.07%) ETL
12 119 (6.02%) Project Management
13 107 (5.41%) CRM
13 107 (5.41%) E-Commerce
14 97 (4.91%) Migration
15 94 (4.76%) Performance Tuning
16 93 (4.71%) Continuous Integration
17 92 (4.66%) ITIL
18 77 (3.90%) Analytics
19 75 (3.80%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 739 (37.40%) C#
2 590 (29.86%) JavaScript
3 348 (17.61%) T-SQL
4 216 (10.93%) VB.NET
5 207 (10.48%) Java
6 104 (5.26%) PHP
7 91 (4.61%) VB
8 59 (2.99%) PL/SQL
9 54 (2.73%) Python
10 52 (2.63%) Ruby
11 49 (2.48%) C
12 46 (2.33%) VBA
13 44 (2.23%) C++
14 43 (2.18%) PowerShell
15 40 (2.02%) R
16 27 (1.37%) VB6
17 21 (1.06%) TypeScript
18 13 (0.66%) Bash Shell
19 12 (0.61%) PROC SQL
19 12 (0.61%) XPath
Qualifications
1 208 (10.53%) Degree
2 59 (2.99%) ISEB
3 50 (2.53%) Microsoft Certification
4 23 (1.16%) Security Cleared
5 22 (1.11%) ISTQB
6 20 (1.01%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 18 (0.91%) PMI Certification
7 18 (0.91%) PMP
8 13 (0.66%) BPSS Clearance
8 13 (0.66%) LPIC
9 11 (0.56%) MCSA
9 11 (0.56%) SAS Certification
10 8 (0.40%) MCSE
10 8 (0.40%) Six Sigma Black Belt
11 7 (0.35%) SC Cleared
12 5 (0.25%) ITIL Certification
12 5 (0.25%) MCSD
13 3 (0.15%) HND
13 3 (0.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 3 (0.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 106 (5.36%) QA
2 36 (1.82%) SLA
3 32 (1.62%) Data Quality
4 13 (0.66%) Disclosure Scotland
5 8 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 7 (0.35%) Actionable Recommendations
7 2 (0.10%) COBIT
7 2 (0.10%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.10%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.10%) PMO
8 1 (0.051%) BS7666
8 1 (0.051%) FINRA
8 1 (0.051%) GAMP
8 1 (0.051%) IEC 61508
8 1 (0.051%) ISO13485
8 1 (0.051%) MISRA
8 1 (0.051%) MISRA C
System Software
1 73 (3.69%) Active Directory
1 73 (3.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 28 (1.42%) Hyper-V
3 25 (1.27%) Virtual Machines
4 23 (1.16%) Docker
5 17 (0.86%) Firmware
6 14 (0.71%) VMware Workstation
7 8 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (0.25%) vSphere
9 4 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (0.20%) Terminal Services
9 4 (0.20%) XenApp
10 3 (0.15%) Forefront TMG
10 3 (0.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 3 (0.15%) NFS
10 3 (0.15%) Virtual Servers
10 3 (0.15%) XenDesktop
10 3 (0.15%) XenServer
11 2 (0.10%) vCloud
11 2 (0.10%) Xen
Systems Management
1 37 (1.87%) SCOM
2 21 (1.06%) SCCM
3 18 (0.91%) SCVMM
4 15 (0.76%) Backup Exec
5 14 (0.71%) Ansible
6 13 (0.66%) NetBackup
7 9 (0.46%) Failover Clustering
8 6 (0.30%) Nagios
9 3 (0.15%) Puppet
9 3 (0.15%) SCOrch
9 3 (0.15%) TIBCO Hawk
9 3 (0.15%) WSUS
10 2 (0.10%) Graphite
10 2 (0.10%) Kibana
10 2 (0.10%) Kubernetes
10 2 (0.10%) logstash
10 2 (0.10%) Oracle RMAN
10 2 (0.10%) vCenter Server
10 2 (0.10%) vMotion
10 2 (0.10%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 544 (27.53%) Microsoft
2 278 (14.07%) Oracle
3 94 (4.76%) VMware
4 63 (3.19%) IBM
5 43 (2.18%) Citrix
5 43 (2.18%) Tableau
6 42 (2.13%) Xamarin
7 40 (2.02%) Cisco
7 40 (2.02%) HP
7 40 (2.02%) NetApp
8 38 (1.92%) Cognos
9 35 (1.77%) Red Hat
10 32 (1.62%) SAP
11 29 (1.47%) EMC
12 27 (1.37%) Sybase
13 25 (1.27%) Google
14 20 (1.01%) CheckPoint
15 18 (0.91%) BMC
15 18 (0.91%) Juniper
16 16 (0.81%) 3PAR
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Ashdown IT
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Broster Buchanan
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + pension, bonus, private medical
Posted: Yesterday
Evesham, Worcestershire
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Searchability
Salary: £20000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Talent International
Posted: 19 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
CoreCom Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: Up to £33k plus benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
ESA Group
Salary: From £40,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Worcester, Worcestershire
Code Red Associates
Salary: two year fixed-term salaried contract
Posted: 21 hours ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: Up to £33k plus benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Talent International
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Warwick, Warwickshire
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Computer People
Salary: £41000.00 - £62000.00 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 22 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Computer People
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
QUANTICA
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + 6k car allowance
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum, Benefits benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
ISL
Salary: £28000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Warwickshire
Oscar
Salary: £40000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
X4 Group
Salary: £40k - 48k per year
Posted: 3 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Searchability
Salary: £16000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
SSP Worldwide
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum DOE
Posted: 3 days ago
Redditch, Worcestershire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £28000 - £34000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Evesham, Worcestershire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
onezeero.
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + competitive package
Posted: 20 hours ago