Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 3 2 2
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 0
Permanent jobs citing SQL 2198 2345 2425
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 21.55% 20.58% 22.34%
As % of the Programming Languages category 41.54% 44.90% 47.22%
Number of salaries quoted 1954 2019 2302
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £25,000 £22,500 £24,000
90th Percentile £58,750 £55,000 £55,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 5291 5223 5135
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 51.88% 45.83% 47.30%
Number of salaries quoted 4575 4364 4565
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £25,050 £23,500 £24,500
90th Percentile £58,750 £58,375 £56,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

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 21 November 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 6 months to 21 November 2017. 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 +1 779 £45,000 +16.88% 37
Staffordshire +1 325 £37,500 - 25
Warwickshire +1 319 £35,000 -6.67% 10
Coventry +8 257 £41,000 +9.33% 24
Worcestershire -2 109 £35,000 +11.11% 7
Solihull -5 66 £45,000 +42.29% 6
Shropshire -9 61 £38,750 +9.15% 3
Wolverhampton -1 48 £34,500 +6.15% 1
West Bromwich +3 38 £50,000 +25.00%
Herefordshire 0 38 £47,500 +26.67% 2
Halesowen -29 17 £30,000 +42.86% 2
Walsall 0 16 £42,500 +34.92% 1
Sutton Coldfield 0 10 £40,000 +33.33% 1
Dudley +10 8 £33,750 +50.00%
Smethwick +3 1 - -
Brierley Hill -1 1 £40,000 +8.11%
Wednesbury -4 1 £37,500 +15.38% 1
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 758 (34.49%) SQL Server
2 740 (33.67%) C#
3 720 (32.76%) .NET
4 632 (28.75%) Microsoft
5 585 (26.62%) JavaScript
6 500 (22.75%) HTML
7 477 (21.70%) Agile Software Development
8 449 (20.43%) CSS
9 419 (19.06%) ASP.NET
10 379 (17.24%) MVC
11 366 (16.65%) Business Intelligence
12 323 (14.70%) T-SQL
13 319 (14.51%) Finance
14 301 (13.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 296 (13.47%) Java
16 293 (13.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 285 (12.97%) AngularJS
18 276 (12.56%) jQuery
19 274 (12.47%) Oracle
20 261 (11.87%) Microsoft Azure
21 255 (11.60%) Windows
22 228 (10.37%) Degree
23 216 (9.83%) Web Development
24 209 (9.51%) Analytical Skills
25 205 (9.33%) XML
26 194 (8.83%) Retail
27 183 (8.33%) Analytics
28 176 (8.01%) HTML5
29 174 (7.92%) Data Warehouse
30 164 (7.46%) Scrum

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 97 (4.41%) SAS
2 69 (3.14%) SharePoint
3 56 (2.55%) JBoss
4 53 (2.41%) CMS
5 32 (1.46%) IIS
6 30 (1.36%) Tomcat
7 23 (1.05%) Umbraco
8 22 (1.00%) Confluence
8 22 (1.00%) MS Exchange
8 22 (1.00%) Skype for Business
9 19 (0.86%) WordPress
10 16 (0.73%) SharePoint Server
11 15 (0.68%) Apache Spark
12 14 (0.64%) SharePoint 2013
13 13 (0.59%) BizTalk Server
13 13 (0.59%) Drupal
14 11 (0.50%) nginx
14 11 (0.50%) WebLogic
14 11 (0.50%) WebSphere
15 10 (0.45%) GlassFish
Applications
1 158 (7.19%) Microsoft Excel
2 94 (4.28%) Microsoft Office
3 33 (1.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 30 (1.36%) SPSS
5 20 (0.91%) Adobe Illustrator
5 20 (0.91%) MS Visio
6 17 (0.77%) Photoshop
7 16 (0.73%) Microsoft Project
8 10 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
9 4 (0.18%) Acrobat
9 4 (0.18%) RoboHelp
9 4 (0.18%) Snagit
10 3 (0.14%) ArcInfo
Business Applications
1 44 (2.00%) Dynamics NAV
2 34 (1.55%) Dynamics CRM
3 21 (0.96%) Dynamics AX
4 7 (0.32%) BPCS
4 7 (0.32%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 7 (0.32%) NetSuite
5 6 (0.27%) Magento
6 5 (0.23%) JDE EnterpriseOne
6 5 (0.23%) Oracle Applications
6 5 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
6 5 (0.23%) Unit4 Business World
7 4 (0.18%) Infor M3
7 4 (0.18%) SAP ERP
8 3 (0.14%) Epicor Tropos
8 3 (0.14%) SAP Business One
9 2 (0.091%) assyst
9 2 (0.091%) Exstream
9 2 (0.091%) Movex
9 2 (0.091%) Sage X3
9 2 (0.091%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 261 (11.87%) Microsoft Azure
2 98 (4.46%) Amazon AWS
3 49 (2.23%) GitHub
4 48 (2.18%) SaaS
5 32 (1.46%) PaaS
6 27 (1.23%) Azure Data Factory
6 27 (1.23%) IaaS
7 20 (0.91%) Office 365
8 19 (0.86%) Force.com
9 16 (0.73%) Bluemix
9 16 (0.73%) IBM Cloud
10 15 (0.68%) Azure Machine Learning
11 9 (0.41%) Google Cloud Platform
11 9 (0.41%) npm
12 8 (0.36%) Firebase
13 7 (0.32%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 7 (0.32%) AWS CloudFormation
13 7 (0.32%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 7 (0.32%) Azure Active Directory
13 7 (0.32%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 49 (2.23%) Internet
2 35 (1.59%) SAN
3 32 (1.46%) TCP/IP
4 30 (1.36%) DNS
5 23 (1.05%) WAN
6 22 (1.00%) ATM
7 19 (0.86%) DHCP
7 19 (0.86%) LAN
8 17 (0.77%) Firewall
8 17 (0.77%) Skype
9 16 (0.73%) HTTP
10 14 (0.64%) SMS
11 10 (0.45%) VoIP
12 9 (0.41%) VPN
13 7 (0.32%) AMQP
13 7 (0.32%) MPLS
13 7 (0.32%) Wi-Fi
14 6 (0.27%) Cisco ASA
15 5 (0.23%) Fibre Channel
16 4 (0.18%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 758 (34.49%) SQL Server
2 301 (13.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 293 (13.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 174 (7.92%) Data Warehouse
5 161 (7.32%) MySQL
6 154 (7.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 130 (5.91%) SQL Server 2008
8 122 (5.55%) NoSQL
9 111 (5.05%) Relational Database
10 104 (4.73%) MongoDB
11 97 (4.41%) SQL Server 2012
12 90 (4.09%) Power BI
13 76 (3.46%) Oracle Database
14 60 (2.73%) Big Data
15 57 (2.59%) SQL Server 2014
16 55 (2.50%) BusinessObjects
17 51 (2.32%) QlikView
18 42 (1.91%) SQL Server 2016
19 36 (1.64%) DB2
20 35 (1.59%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 148 (6.73%) Visual Studio
2 139 (6.32%) Git (software)
3 96 (4.37%) JIRA
4 86 (3.91%) Jenkins
5 69 (3.14%) Team Foundation Server
6 66 (3.00%) Selenium
7 41 (1.87%) JUnit
8 40 (1.82%) Subversion
9 35 (1.59%) Bitbucket
10 34 (1.55%) ProC
11 31 (1.41%) Cucumber
12 28 (1.27%) WebDriver
13 25 (1.14%) Android Studio
14 24 (1.09%) JSUnit
14 24 (1.09%) Maven
15 23 (1.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 23 (1.05%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
16 21 (0.96%) Xcode
17 20 (0.91%) JMeter
18 19 (0.86%) Appium
General
1 319 (14.51%) Finance
2 194 (8.83%) Retail
3 149 (6.78%) Marketing
4 82 (3.73%) Manufacturing
5 70 (3.18%) Banking
6 46 (2.09%) Automotive
7 38 (1.73%) Advertising
8 34 (1.55%) Games
8 34 (1.55%) Legal
9 24 (1.09%) Telecoms
10 18 (0.82%) Electronics
11 17 (0.77%) Pharmaceutical
12 16 (0.73%) Financial Institution
13 14 (0.64%) Law
14 13 (0.59%) Billing
15 10 (0.45%) Back Office
15 10 (0.45%) Investment Banking
16 8 (0.36%) Front Office
17 6 (0.27%) Local Government
18 5 (0.23%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 1167 (53.09%) Developer
2 355 (16.15%) Analyst
3 342 (15.56%) .NET Developer
4 277 (12.60%) SQL Developer
5 248 (11.28%) C# Developer
6 211 (9.60%) Senior Developer
7 179 (8.14%) C# .NET Developer
8 137 (6.23%) Junior
9 124 (5.64%) ASP.NET Developer
10 120 (5.46%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 115 (5.23%) Software Developer
12 112 (5.10%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 112 (5.10%) Java Developer
13 109 (4.96%) Web Developer
14 106 (4.82%) Junior Developer
15 104 (4.73%) DBA
16 102 (4.64%) Consultant
17 94 (4.28%) Architect
18 84 (3.82%) Graduate
18 84 (3.82%) HTML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 720 (32.76%) .NET
2 500 (22.75%) HTML
3 449 (20.43%) CSS
4 419 (19.06%) ASP.NET
5 285 (12.97%) AngularJS
6 276 (12.56%) jQuery
7 205 (9.33%) XML
8 176 (8.01%) HTML5
9 148 (6.73%) Web Services
10 131 (5.96%) .NET Framework
11 128 (5.82%) ASP.NET MVC
12 120 (5.46%) ASP.NET Web API
13 119 (5.41%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 116 (5.28%) REST
15 112 (5.10%) RESTful
16 106 (4.82%) Spring
17 101 (4.60%) Entity Framework
18 97 (4.41%) SOAP
19 81 (3.69%) JSON
20 78 (3.55%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 209 (9.51%) Analytical Skills
2 121 (5.51%) Computer Science
3 82 (3.73%) Mobile App
4 54 (2.46%) User Experience
5 48 (2.18%) Management Information System
5 48 (2.18%) Social Media
6 38 (1.73%) Replication
7 37 (1.68%) Data Structures
7 37 (1.68%) Greenfield Project
8 32 (1.46%) Enterprise Software
9 27 (1.23%) Fintech
10 26 (1.18%) NHS
11 25 (1.14%) Data Centre
12 24 (1.09%) iPad
13 22 (1.00%) Algorithms
14 17 (0.77%) Reference Data
15 16 (0.73%) Clustering
15 16 (0.73%) EPoS
15 16 (0.73%) Graphic Design
16 15 (0.68%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 255 (11.60%) Windows
2 121 (5.51%) Linux
3 88 (4.00%) Unix
4 81 (3.69%) Android
5 80 (3.64%) Windows Server
6 72 (3.28%) Apple iOS
7 33 (1.50%) Windows Server 2008
8 29 (1.32%) Windows Server 2012
9 24 (1.09%) Windows 7
10 21 (0.96%) Windows 10
11 10 (0.45%) Windows Phone
12 9 (0.41%) AIX
13 7 (0.32%) OS/400
13 7 (0.32%) Windows Mobile
13 7 (0.32%) Windows Phone 8
14 6 (0.27%) Solaris
15 5 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 5 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
15 5 (0.23%) Windows Vista
15 5 (0.23%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 477 (21.70%) Agile Software Development
2 379 (17.24%) MVC
3 366 (16.65%) Business Intelligence
4 216 (9.83%) Web Development
5 183 (8.33%) Analytics
6 164 (7.46%) Scrum
7 163 (7.42%) Test Automation
8 155 (7.05%) ETL
9 138 (6.28%) OO
9 138 (6.28%) Software Engineering
10 122 (5.55%) SDLC
11 114 (5.19%) Mentoring
12 109 (4.96%) Project Management
12 109 (4.96%) TDD
13 99 (4.50%) E-Commerce
14 94 (4.28%) CRM
15 89 (4.05%) Continuous Integration
16 88 (4.00%) Data Analysis
17 87 (3.96%) Data Modelling
18 86 (3.91%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 740 (33.67%) C#
2 585 (26.62%) JavaScript
3 323 (14.70%) T-SQL
4 296 (13.47%) Java
5 157 (7.14%) PHP
6 152 (6.92%) VB.NET
7 109 (4.96%) PL/SQL
8 108 (4.91%) C
9 105 (4.78%) Python
10 81 (3.69%) C++
11 57 (2.59%) PowerShell
12 56 (2.55%) R
13 52 (2.37%) VBA
14 51 (2.32%) Ruby
15 39 (1.77%) VB
16 34 (1.55%) PROC SQL
17 29 (1.32%) XPath
18 23 (1.05%) VB6
19 22 (1.00%) Perl
20 21 (0.96%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 228 (10.37%) Degree
2 72 (3.28%) Computer Science Degree
3 63 (2.87%) Microsoft Certification
4 38 (1.73%) ISEB
5 24 (1.09%) PhD
5 24 (1.09%) Security Cleared
6 19 (0.86%) ISTQB
7 17 (0.77%) SAS Certification
8 13 (0.59%) MCSA
9 12 (0.55%) MCSE
9 12 (0.55%) SC Cleared
10 9 (0.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 8 (0.36%) OCP
11 8 (0.36%) Oracle Certification
12 7 (0.32%) CISSP
12 7 (0.32%) MCSD
13 5 (0.23%) CREST Certified
14 4 (0.18%) Cisco Certification
14 4 (0.18%) Master's Degree
14 4 (0.18%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 128 (5.82%) QA
2 65 (2.96%) Data Quality
3 46 (2.09%) SLA
4 14 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.23%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.23%) PMO
6 3 (0.14%) Actionable Recommendations
7 2 (0.091%) COBIT
7 2 (0.091%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.091%) GPG13
7 2 (0.091%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 2 (0.091%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 2 (0.091%) NIST 800
8 1 (0.045%) FINRA
8 1 (0.045%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 63 (2.87%) Active Directory
1 63 (2.87%) VMware Infrastructure
2 47 (2.14%) Docker
3 20 (0.91%) VMware Workstation
4 17 (0.77%) Hyper-V
5 15 (0.68%) vSphere
6 10 (0.45%) XenApp
7 9 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (0.27%) Oracle RAC
9 5 (0.23%) XenDesktop
10 4 (0.18%) Virtual Desktop
10 4 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
10 4 (0.18%) VirtualBox
11 3 (0.14%) HDFS
12 2 (0.091%) Firmware
12 2 (0.091%) VMware Server
13 1 (0.045%) KVM
13 1 (0.045%) Microsoft App-V
13 1 (0.045%) NFS
13 1 (0.045%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 31 (1.41%) Opscode Chef
2 29 (1.32%) Puppet
3 18 (0.82%) SCOM
4 17 (0.77%) SCCM
5 16 (0.73%) Ansible
6 12 (0.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 11 (0.50%) WSUS
8 9 (0.41%) Terraform
9 7 (0.32%) Capistrano
9 7 (0.32%) Kubernetes
9 7 (0.32%) Oracle RMAN
9 7 (0.32%) Pingdom
10 6 (0.27%) Marathon
10 6 (0.27%) Nagios
11 5 (0.23%) Business Desktop Deployment
11 5 (0.23%) Nessus
11 5 (0.23%) Netcool
11 5 (0.23%) Oozie
12 4 (0.18%) ITRS Geneos
13 3 (0.14%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 632 (28.75%) Microsoft
2 274 (12.47%) Oracle
3 93 (4.23%) VMware
4 71 (3.23%) IBM
5 62 (2.82%) Tableau
6 56 (2.55%) SAP
7 54 (2.46%) Cognos
8 36 (1.64%) Google
9 33 (1.50%) Cisco
10 29 (1.32%) NetApp
11 27 (1.23%) Informatica
12 24 (1.09%) EMC
13 23 (1.05%) Xamarin
14 21 (0.96%) HP
14 21 (0.96%) Salesforce.com
15 19 (0.86%) Citrix
16 18 (0.82%) 3PAR
17 16 (0.73%) Red Hat
17 16 (0.73%) Sitecore
17 16 (0.73%) Veeam