Period
to 25 February 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 25 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
25 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 4 4 4
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 -1
Permanent jobs citing SQL 1,237 1,444 2,091
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 19.09% 18.31% 21.40%
As % of the Programming Languages category 42.94% 43.39% 42.85%
Number of salaries quoted 1,093 1,218 1,781
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.31%
10th Percentile £24,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year - +8.70% +2.22%

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 2,881 3,328 4,880
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 44.47% 42.21% 49.93%
Number of salaries quoted 2,512 2,675 4,065
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £64,733 £60,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

SQL
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing SQL as a percentage 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

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 6 months to 25 February 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 25 February 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 +2 440 £45,966 +2.15% 101
Staffordshire +1 207 £36,000 -10.00% 68
Coventry -3 129 £47,500 +5.56% 36
Warwickshire 0 122 £45,000 - 22
Worcestershire +4 96 £37,041 -7.40% 29
Shropshire +5 46 £37,500 -24.43% 24
Solihull +1 40 £47,500 -5.00% 19
Walsall +1 33 £38,000 +38.18% 2
Herefordshire -1 31 £50,000 +11.11% 9
Sutton Coldfield +8 13 £22,000 -43.23%
Wolverhampton +4 11 £52,500 +32.91% 5
West Bromwich -7 7 £37,500 +22.95% 8
Halesowen +4 4 £45,000 +50.00% 2
Dudley -4 3 £32,500 -1.52% 1
Stourbridge +3 1 £55,000 +115.69%
Brierley Hill - 1 £32,500 - 2
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 25 February 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.

1 401 (32.42%) C#
2 377 (30.48%) SQL Server
3 358 (28.94%) .NET
4 334 (27.00%) Microsoft
5 333 (26.92%) Agile Software Development
6 307 (24.82%) Azure
7 231 (18.67%) JavaScript
8 221 (17.87%) Windows
9 215 (17.38%) Business Intelligence
10 199 (16.09%) T-SQL
11 178 (14.39%) Finance
12 163 (13.18%) Problem-Solving
13 161 (13.02%) ASP.NET
14 160 (12.93%) Analytical Skills
15 157 (12.69%) DevOps
16 155 (12.53%) AWS
17 148 (11.96%) Python
18 145 (11.72%) Data Warehouse
18 145 (11.72%) HTML
19 141 (11.40%) Oracle
19 141 (11.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 140 (11.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
21 138 (11.16%) Git (software)
22 135 (10.91%) MVC
23 131 (10.59%) ETL
24 128 (10.35%) Power Platform
25 126 (10.19%) Power BI
25 126 (10.19%) Java
26 123 (9.94%) ITIL
26 123 (9.94%) Analytics

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 37 (2.99%) SharePoint
2 27 (2.18%) SAS
3 26 (2.10%) Confluence
4 25 (2.02%) Apache Spark
5 17 (1.37%) IIS
6 15 (1.21%) Elasticsearch
6 15 (1.21%) Umbraco
6 15 (1.21%) WebSphere
7 13 (1.05%) BizTalk Server
8 9 (0.73%) CMS
8 9 (0.73%) TPMS
9 8 (0.65%) Sitecore CMS
10 7 (0.57%) Drupal
10 7 (0.57%) MS Exchange
10 7 (0.57%) Tomcat
11 6 (0.49%) JBoss
12 5 (0.40%) Apache
12 5 (0.40%) Apache Pig
12 5 (0.40%) SharePoint Server
13 4 (0.32%) Apache Airflow
Applications
1 52 (4.20%) Microsoft Excel
2 44 (3.56%) Microsoft Office
3 16 (1.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (0.65%) Microsoft Project
5 6 (0.49%) SPSS
6 2 (0.16%) Chatbot
6 2 (0.16%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.081%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.081%) Stata
Business Applications
1 13 (1.05%) SAP Business One
2 8 (0.65%) Magento
3 6 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.40%) Dynamics NAV
4 5 (0.40%) Oracle Applications
5 4 (0.32%) Dynamics GP
5 4 (0.32%) NetSuite
5 4 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (0.32%) Oracle Payables
5 4 (0.32%) Oracle Receivables
6 3 (0.24%) assyst
6 3 (0.24%) Oracle EBS R12
6 3 (0.24%) Oracle Financials
6 3 (0.24%) Oracle General Ledger
7 2 (0.16%) Hyperion Planning
7 2 (0.16%) OPENHousing
7 2 (0.16%) Oracle ERP
7 2 (0.16%) Oracle FAH
8 1 (0.081%) FastStats PeopleStage
8 1 (0.081%) MIS ActiveH
Cloud Services
1 307 (24.82%) Azure
2 155 (12.53%) AWS
3 128 (10.35%) Power Platform
4 37 (2.99%) Office 365
5 32 (2.59%) GCP
6 31 (2.51%) Azure Active Directory
7 25 (2.02%) PaaS
8 23 (1.86%) Azure Data Factory
9 22 (1.78%) Amazon EC2
10 21 (1.70%) Cloud Computing
11 20 (1.62%) SaaS
12 19 (1.54%) Amazon S3
12 19 (1.54%) GitHub
13 17 (1.37%) AWS CloudFormation
13 17 (1.37%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 15 (1.21%) IaaS
15 13 (1.05%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 13 (1.05%) Amazon ECS
16 10 (0.81%) Dynamics 365
16 10 (0.81%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 39 (3.15%) Internet
2 23 (1.86%) DNS
3 20 (1.62%) Firewall
4 18 (1.46%) DHCP
4 18 (1.46%) LAN
4 18 (1.46%) WAN
4 18 (1.46%) Wireless
5 15 (1.21%) SAN
6 14 (1.13%) SMS
7 12 (0.97%) PuTTY
8 11 (0.89%) VPN
9 10 (0.81%) VLAN
10 9 (0.73%) TCP/IP
10 9 (0.73%) Wi-Fi
11 6 (0.49%) NAS
12 5 (0.40%) 3G
12 5 (0.40%) 4G
12 5 (0.40%) 5G
13 4 (0.32%) Fibre Channel
13 4 (0.32%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 377 (30.48%) SQL Server
2 145 (11.72%) Data Warehouse
3 141 (11.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 140 (11.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 126 (10.19%) Power BI
6 97 (7.84%) Relational Database
7 76 (6.14%) NoSQL
8 67 (5.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 57 (4.61%) Azure SQL Database
10 55 (4.45%) Crystal Reports
11 48 (3.88%) Hadoop
12 46 (3.72%) MySQL
13 39 (3.15%) Big Data
13 39 (3.15%) MongoDB
14 30 (2.43%) BusinessObjects
15 25 (2.02%) QlikView
16 24 (1.94%) RDBMS
17 22 (1.78%) Amazon RDS
18 21 (1.70%) Oracle Database
19 15 (1.21%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 138 (11.16%) Git (software)
2 73 (5.90%) Visual Studio
3 67 (5.42%) JIRA
4 54 (4.37%) Jenkins
5 32 (2.59%) Team Foundation Server
6 27 (2.18%) Maven
7 25 (2.02%) Selenium
8 22 (1.78%) Artifactory
8 22 (1.78%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 18 (1.46%) SoapUI
10 17 (1.37%) Bitbucket
10 17 (1.37%) Subversion
11 16 (1.29%) SonarQube
11 16 (1.29%) Toad
12 14 (1.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 14 (1.13%) HP UFT
12 14 (1.13%) Postman
13 12 (0.97%) GitLab
13 12 (0.97%) Octopus Deploy
13 12 (0.97%) Visual Studio Coded UI
General
1 178 (14.39%) Finance
2 39 (3.15%) Retail
3 37 (2.99%) Marketing
4 24 (1.94%) Automotive
4 24 (1.94%) Telecoms
5 18 (1.46%) Back Office
5 18 (1.46%) Games
6 14 (1.13%) Manufacturing
7 12 (0.97%) Billing
7 12 (0.97%) Public Sector
8 8 (0.65%) Law
9 7 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
10 5 (0.40%) Banking
10 5 (0.40%) Electronics
10 5 (0.40%) Military
11 4 (0.32%) General Ledger
11 4 (0.32%) Legal
12 3 (0.24%) Advertising
13 2 (0.16%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.16%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 463 (37.43%) Developer
2 230 (18.59%) Analyst
3 134 (10.83%) Senior Developer
4 128 (10.35%) .NET Developer
5 90 (7.28%) C# Developer
6 85 (6.87%) Software Developer
7 74 (5.98%) Architect
7 74 (5.98%) C# .NET Developer
7 74 (5.98%) SQL Developer
8 70 (5.66%) Applications Support
9 69 (5.58%) Support Analyst
10 63 (5.09%) Data Analyst
11 59 (4.77%) Junior
12 57 (4.61%) Senior .NET Developer
13 55 (4.45%) Consultant
14 54 (4.37%) DBA
15 42 (3.40%) Business Intelligence Developer
16 41 (3.31%) Senior C# Developer
17 40 (3.23%) SQL DBA
18 39 (3.15%) Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 358 (28.94%) .NET
2 161 (13.02%) ASP.NET
3 145 (11.72%) HTML
4 119 (9.62%) CSS
5 104 (8.41%) AngularJS
6 93 (7.52%) REST
7 90 (7.28%) .NET Framework
8 88 (7.11%) Web Services
9 77 (6.22%) ASP.NET Web API
10 64 (5.17%) ASP.NET MVC
11 61 (4.93%) XML
12 58 (4.69%) React
13 54 (4.37%) .NET Core
13 54 (4.37%) jQuery
14 50 (4.04%) Spring
15 48 (3.88%) SOAP
16 42 (3.40%) WinForms
17 40 (3.23%) WCF
18 36 (2.91%) RESTful
19 33 (2.67%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 160 (12.93%) Analytical Skills
2 64 (5.17%) Self-Motivation
3 59 (4.77%) User Experience
4 44 (3.56%) Data Centre
5 43 (3.48%) Management Information System
6 38 (3.07%) Public Cloud
7 36 (2.91%) Greenfield Project
8 34 (2.75%) Mobile App
9 27 (2.18%) Data Structures
10 22 (1.78%) Hybrid Cloud
11 20 (1.62%) Clustering
12 19 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
12 19 (1.54%) Replication
12 19 (1.54%) SCADA
13 17 (1.37%) Private Cloud
14 15 (1.21%) CCTV
15 12 (0.97%) Algorithms
15 12 (0.97%) Linux Command Line
16 9 (0.73%) AS400
16 9 (0.73%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 221 (17.87%) Windows
2 93 (7.52%) Linux
3 54 (4.37%) Unix
4 52 (4.20%) Windows Server
5 17 (1.37%) Windows 7
6 14 (1.13%) Android
6 14 (1.13%) CentOS
6 14 (1.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 13 (1.05%) Windows 10
8 12 (0.97%) Windows Mobile
9 11 (0.89%) Windows Server 2012
10 9 (0.73%) Windows 8
10 9 (0.73%) Windows XP
11 7 (0.57%) Windows Server 2008
12 6 (0.49%) Mac OS X
13 4 (0.32%) HPUX
14 3 (0.24%) Apple iOS
15 2 (0.16%) Fedora
15 2 (0.16%) Kali Linux
15 2 (0.16%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 333 (26.92%) Agile Software Development
2 215 (17.38%) Business Intelligence
3 163 (13.18%) Problem-Solving
4 157 (12.69%) DevOps
5 135 (10.91%) MVC
6 131 (10.59%) ETL
7 123 (9.94%) Analytics
7 123 (9.94%) ITIL
8 104 (8.41%) Scrum
8 104 (8.41%) Test Automation
9 94 (7.60%) SDLC
10 88 (7.11%) TDD
11 82 (6.63%) Software Engineering
12 81 (6.55%) Computer Science
13 80 (6.47%) Continuous Integration
13 80 (6.47%) Microservices
14 76 (6.14%) Data Modelling
15 73 (5.90%) Mentoring
16 66 (5.34%) Migration
17 64 (5.17%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 401 (32.42%) C#
2 231 (18.67%) JavaScript
3 199 (16.09%) T-SQL
4 148 (11.96%) Python
5 126 (10.19%) Java
6 101 (8.16%) PowerShell
7 75 (6.06%) VB.NET
8 59 (4.77%) PHP
9 49 (3.96%) R
10 47 (3.80%) PL/SQL
11 41 (3.31%) C
12 34 (2.75%) TypeScript
13 29 (2.34%) C++
13 29 (2.34%) VB
14 25 (2.02%) VBScript
15 18 (1.46%) Ruby
16 12 (0.97%) Bash Shell
16 12 (0.97%) Scala
17 11 (0.89%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
17 11 (0.89%) VBA
Qualifications
1 122 (9.86%) Degree
2 41 (3.31%) Microsoft Certification
3 33 (2.67%) ISTQB
4 26 (2.10%) Computer Science Degree
5 19 (1.54%) Security Cleared
6 18 (1.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 16 (1.29%) SC Cleared
8 13 (1.05%) ISEB
9 12 (0.97%) ITIL Certification
10 8 (0.65%) HND
11 5 (0.40%) MCSA
11 5 (0.40%) MCSE
12 4 (0.32%) MCP
12 4 (0.32%) Numerate Degree
12 4 (0.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 3 (0.24%) CCNA
13 3 (0.24%) Cisco Certification
13 3 (0.24%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 3 (0.24%) PhD
13 3 (0.24%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 104 (8.41%) QA
2 41 (3.31%) Data Quality
3 26 (2.10%) SLA
4 17 (1.37%) GDPR
5 6 (0.49%) PMO
6 4 (0.32%) Solvency II
7 3 (0.24%) ISO 26262
8 2 (0.16%) GxP
9 1 (0.081%) IFRS
9 1 (0.081%) IFRS 9
9 1 (0.081%) ISO 15022
9 1 (0.081%) ISO 20022
9 1 (0.081%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.081%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 72 (5.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 71 (5.74%) Active Directory
3 62 (5.01%) Docker
4 49 (3.96%) Hyper-V
5 38 (3.07%) Virtual Machines
6 23 (1.86%) VMware ESXi
7 15 (1.21%) Virtual Servers
8 13 (1.05%) vSphere
9 11 (0.89%) Firmware
10 6 (0.49%) Postfix
11 3 (0.24%) XenApp
12 2 (0.16%) BitLocker
12 2 (0.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 2 (0.16%) Terminal Services
12 2 (0.16%) XenDesktop
13 1 (0.081%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 1 (0.081%) Cygwin
13 1 (0.081%) Microsoft App-V
13 1 (0.081%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 53 (4.28%) Terraform
2 43 (3.48%) Ansible
3 36 (2.91%) Kubernetes
4 34 (2.75%) SCCM
5 27 (2.18%) Packer
6 19 (1.54%) Puppet
7 15 (1.21%) SCOM
8 14 (1.13%) Docker Swarm
9 11 (0.89%) Consul
9 11 (0.89%) Grafana
9 11 (0.89%) Graphite
9 11 (0.89%) Prometheus
10 10 (0.81%) vCenter Server
11 7 (0.57%) Microsoft Clustering
12 6 (0.49%) Failover Clustering
13 5 (0.40%) WSUS
14 4 (0.32%) Backup Exec
14 4 (0.32%) HP ALM
15 3 (0.24%) Kibana
15 3 (0.24%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 334 (27.00%) Microsoft
2 141 (11.40%) Oracle
3 81 (6.55%) VMware
4 57 (4.61%) Tableau
5 33 (2.67%) SAP
6 30 (2.43%) Cisco
7 28 (2.26%) McAfee
8 27 (2.18%) Cognos
9 26 (2.10%) Google
10 23 (1.86%) HP
11 21 (1.70%) IBM
12 18 (1.46%) NetApp
13 15 (1.21%) Dell
14 14 (1.13%) 3PAR
14 14 (1.13%) Citrix
14 14 (1.13%) Veeam
15 10 (0.81%) Cloudera
15 10 (0.81%) Fujitsu
16 9 (0.73%) Informatica
17 8 (0.65%) Sitecore