Period
to 23 February 2018

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 23 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 4 3 2
Rank change year-on-year -1 -1 0
Permanent jobs citing SQL 2,123 1,992 2,441
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 21.52% 19.33% 22.00%
As % of the Programming Languages category 42.93% 41.04% 48.17%
Number of salaries quoted 1,808 1,709 2,258
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £26,250 £23,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £56,250 £56,250
England median annual salary £46,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.22% - +5.88%

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 4,945 4,854 5,067
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 50.12% 47.11% 45.66%
Number of salaries quoted 4,123 4,121 4,446
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £26,000 £24,750 £25,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £58,750 £57,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

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 23 February 2018.

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 23 February 2018. 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 0 727 £45,000 +9.09% 79
Staffordshire +3 312 £36,500 -2.67% 65
Coventry +6 276 £45,000 +12.50% 31
Warwickshire -1 227 £37,500 +1.35% 44
Solihull -3 109 £40,000 +17.65% 12
Worcestershire +3 95 £36,500 +4.29% 15
Wolverhampton -1 72 £34,500 -8.00% 11
Shropshire -3 60 £40,000 +6.31% 14
Herefordshire +5 36 £37,500 -14.77% 3
Walsall -1 27 £41,250 +26.92% 2
West Bromwich +3 26 £50,000 +25.00% 2
Sutton Coldfield +2 23 £31,500 -3.08% 5
Halesowen -33 11 £36,250 +47.96% 3
Dudley +10 6 £23,500 +6.82% 3
Stourbridge +2 2 - - 1
Smethwick - 2 £50,000 -
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 23 February 2018, 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.

1 725 (34.15%) SQL Server
2 667 (31.42%) Microsoft
3 614 (28.92%) C#
4 566 (26.66%) .NET
5 491 (23.13%) JavaScript
6 454 (21.38%) Agile Software Development
7 415 (19.55%) HTML
8 364 (17.15%) Business Intelligence
9 361 (17.00%) CSS
10 322 (15.17%) Finance
11 320 (15.07%) ASP.NET
12 307 (14.46%) MVC
13 305 (14.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 289 (13.61%) T-SQL
15 275 (12.95%) Windows
16 263 (12.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 261 (12.29%) Java
18 256 (12.06%) Microsoft Azure
19 230 (10.83%) Oracle
20 225 (10.60%) Web Development
21 217 (10.22%) Degree
22 196 (9.23%) jQuery
22 196 (9.23%) Analytics
23 190 (8.95%) Test Automation
24 185 (8.71%) Scrum
25 183 (8.62%) Data Warehouse
26 181 (8.53%) Analytical Skills
27 178 (8.38%) AngularJS
28 170 (8.01%) ETL
29 169 (7.96%) Git (software)

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 89 (4.19%) SharePoint
2 73 (3.44%) SAS
3 65 (3.06%) JBoss
4 47 (2.21%) BizTalk Server
5 45 (2.12%) IIS
6 43 (2.03%) CMS
7 27 (1.27%) Tomcat
8 23 (1.08%) Skype for Business
9 22 (1.04%) Confluence
10 16 (0.75%) WebLogic
11 15 (0.71%) Umbraco
12 14 (0.66%) nginx
13 13 (0.61%) Apache
14 12 (0.57%) MS Exchange
15 11 (0.52%) Apache Spark
16 10 (0.47%) Drupal
17 9 (0.42%) WebSphere
18 8 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2013
18 8 (0.38%) OpenStack
19 6 (0.28%) GlassFish
Applications
1 165 (7.77%) Microsoft Excel
2 82 (3.86%) Microsoft Office
3 20 (0.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 14 (0.66%) Spreadsheet
4 14 (0.66%) SPSS
5 10 (0.47%) Microsoft Project
6 9 (0.42%) Adobe Illustrator
7 6 (0.28%) MS Visio
8 5 (0.24%) Photoshop
9 4 (0.19%) Acrobat
9 4 (0.19%) RoboHelp
9 4 (0.19%) Snagit
10 3 (0.14%) ArcInfo
11 2 (0.094%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 77 (3.63%) Dynamics NAV
2 45 (2.12%) Dynamics CRM
3 26 (1.22%) Dynamics AX
4 19 (0.89%) JDE EnterpriseOne
5 14 (0.66%) NetSuite
6 9 (0.42%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 8 (0.38%) Infor M3
8 7 (0.33%) SAP Business One
9 6 (0.28%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
9 6 (0.28%) Magento
9 6 (0.28%) Oracle Applications
9 6 (0.28%) Unit4 Business World
10 4 (0.19%) Epicor Tropos
10 4 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
11 3 (0.14%) Movex
11 3 (0.14%) Sage 1000
11 3 (0.14%) Sage 500
11 3 (0.14%) SAP ERP
12 2 (0.094%) iTrent
12 2 (0.094%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 256 (12.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 95 (4.47%) Amazon AWS
3 71 (3.34%) Office 365
4 58 (2.73%) PaaS
5 57 (2.68%) IaaS
6 43 (2.03%) SaaS
7 38 (1.79%) Serverless
8 31 (1.46%) Force.com
9 30 (1.41%) Azure Data Factory
10 28 (1.32%) GitHub
11 22 (1.04%) Google Cloud Platform
12 16 (0.75%) npm
13 15 (0.71%) Dynamics 365
14 12 (0.57%) AWS CloudFormation
14 12 (0.57%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
14 12 (0.57%) IBM Cloud
15 9 (0.42%) Bluemix
16 7 (0.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 7 (0.33%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
16 7 (0.33%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 33 (1.55%) Internet
2 28 (1.32%) TCP/IP
3 27 (1.27%) HTTP
4 23 (1.08%) Firewall
5 22 (1.04%) DNS
6 21 (0.99%) LAN
7 18 (0.85%) SAN
8 17 (0.80%) SMS
8 17 (0.80%) WAN
9 8 (0.38%) WLAN
10 7 (0.33%) AMQP
10 7 (0.33%) MPLS
11 6 (0.28%) Intranet
11 6 (0.28%) SSL
12 5 (0.24%) Cisco IOS
12 5 (0.24%) DHCP
12 5 (0.24%) Network Security
12 5 (0.24%) RFID
12 5 (0.24%) SSH
12 5 (0.24%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 725 (34.15%) SQL Server
2 305 (14.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 263 (12.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 183 (8.62%) Data Warehouse
5 155 (7.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 140 (6.59%) MySQL
7 106 (4.99%) Relational Database
8 103 (4.85%) NoSQL
9 98 (4.62%) SQL Server 2008
10 91 (4.29%) Power BI
11 90 (4.24%) SQL Server 2012
12 72 (3.39%) MongoDB
13 67 (3.16%) Big Data
14 54 (2.54%) Crystal Reports
15 50 (2.36%) BusinessObjects
15 50 (2.36%) SQL Server 2014
16 47 (2.21%) Oracle Database
17 42 (1.98%) SQL Server 2016
18 41 (1.93%) Azure SQL Database
18 41 (1.93%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 169 (7.96%) Git (software)
2 150 (7.07%) Visual Studio
3 82 (3.86%) Jenkins
4 68 (3.20%) Team Foundation Server
5 63 (2.97%) JIRA
6 54 (2.54%) Subversion
7 44 (2.07%) Visual Studio Team System
8 40 (1.88%) Bitbucket
9 39 (1.84%) Selenium
10 24 (1.13%) Maven
10 24 (1.13%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 23 (1.08%) JUnit
12 22 (1.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 21 (0.99%) Vagrant
14 20 (0.94%) Android Studio
15 17 (0.80%) Cucumber
15 17 (0.80%) SoapUI
16 14 (0.66%) PHPUnit
17 13 (0.61%) Eclipse
17 13 (0.61%) ProC
General
1 322 (15.17%) Finance
2 150 (7.07%) Retail
3 124 (5.84%) Manufacturing
4 108 (5.09%) Marketing
5 78 (3.67%) Advertising
6 71 (3.34%) Banking
7 41 (1.93%) Games
8 33 (1.55%) Automotive
9 26 (1.22%) Back Office
10 22 (1.04%) Legal
11 21 (0.99%) Telecoms
12 16 (0.75%) Financial Institution
13 14 (0.66%) International Banking
14 12 (0.57%) Billing
15 11 (0.52%) Electronics
16 9 (0.42%) Front Office
17 8 (0.38%) Investment Banking
18 6 (0.28%) German Language
19 5 (0.24%) Law
20 4 (0.19%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 1,031 (48.56%) Developer
2 421 (19.83%) Analyst
3 262 (12.34%) SQL Developer
4 236 (11.12%) .NET Developer
5 188 (8.86%) C# Developer
6 172 (8.10%) Senior Developer
7 131 (6.17%) C# .NET Developer
8 121 (5.70%) Applications Support
8 121 (5.70%) Consultant
9 118 (5.56%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 117 (5.51%) Support Analyst
11 108 (5.09%) Java Developer
12 106 (4.99%) Web Developer
13 103 (4.85%) Junior
14 100 (4.71%) ASP.NET Developer
15 91 (4.29%) Software Developer
16 88 (4.15%) C# ASP.NET Developer
17 87 (4.10%) Architect
18 81 (3.82%) SQL Analyst
19 80 (3.77%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 566 (26.66%) .NET
2 415 (19.55%) HTML
3 361 (17.00%) CSS
4 320 (15.07%) ASP.NET
5 196 (9.23%) jQuery
6 178 (8.38%) AngularJS
7 158 (7.44%) XML
8 140 (6.59%) .NET Framework
9 130 (6.12%) ASP.NET MVC
10 128 (6.03%) ASP.NET Web API
11 126 (5.93%) Entity Framework
12 116 (5.46%) HTML5
12 116 (5.46%) Web Services
13 109 (5.13%) SOAP
14 107 (5.04%) RESTful
15 99 (4.66%) REST
15 99 (4.66%) Spring
16 98 (4.62%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 93 (4.38%) Node.js
18 80 (3.77%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 181 (8.53%) Analytical Skills
2 126 (5.93%) Computer Science
3 62 (2.92%) User Experience
4 58 (2.73%) Mobile App
5 54 (2.54%) Management Information System
6 35 (1.65%) Fintech
7 34 (1.60%) Greenfield Project
8 29 (1.37%) Data Structures
8 29 (1.37%) Replication
9 25 (1.18%) Social Media
10 22 (1.04%) Data Centre
10 22 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
11 17 (0.80%) Clustering
12 16 (0.75%) EPoS
13 15 (0.71%) Driving Licence
13 15 (0.71%) Graphic Design
14 14 (0.66%) Linux Command Line
14 14 (0.66%) NHS
15 13 (0.61%) Algorithms
16 12 (0.57%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 275 (12.95%) Windows
2 153 (7.21%) Linux
3 123 (5.79%) Windows Server
4 117 (5.51%) Unix
5 74 (3.49%) Android
6 55 (2.59%) Apple iOS
7 53 (2.50%) Windows Server 2008
8 49 (2.31%) Windows Server 2012
9 38 (1.79%) Windows 10
10 35 (1.65%) Windows 7
11 16 (0.75%) Windows 8
12 10 (0.47%) Windows XP
13 9 (0.42%) CentOS
13 9 (0.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 8 (0.38%) AIX
14 8 (0.38%) Windows Mobile
14 8 (0.38%) Windows Vista
15 7 (0.33%) Windows Server 2003
16 5 (0.24%) Mac OS X
16 5 (0.24%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 454 (21.38%) Agile Software Development
2 364 (17.15%) Business Intelligence
3 307 (14.46%) MVC
4 225 (10.60%) Web Development
5 196 (9.23%) Analytics
6 190 (8.95%) Test Automation
7 185 (8.71%) Scrum
8 170 (8.01%) ETL
9 153 (7.21%) Software Engineering
10 131 (6.17%) SDLC
11 121 (5.70%) CRM
12 110 (5.18%) ERP
13 102 (4.80%) Mentoring
14 96 (4.52%) Data Analysis
14 96 (4.52%) Unit Testing
15 95 (4.47%) ITIL
16 94 (4.43%) Migration
17 91 (4.29%) Project Management
17 91 (4.29%) TDD
18 82 (3.86%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 614 (28.92%) C#
2 491 (23.13%) JavaScript
3 289 (13.61%) T-SQL
4 261 (12.29%) Java
5 130 (6.12%) PHP
6 106 (4.99%) C
7 102 (4.80%) VB.NET
8 98 (4.62%) Python
9 97 (4.57%) PL/SQL
10 81 (3.82%) PowerShell
11 79 (3.72%) C++
12 54 (2.54%) VBA
13 49 (2.31%) R
14 43 (2.03%) VB
15 33 (1.55%) Apex Code
15 33 (1.55%) Ruby
16 26 (1.22%) TypeScript
17 20 (0.94%) VB6
18 16 (0.75%) Perl
19 14 (0.66%) RPG
Qualifications
1 217 (10.22%) Degree
2 77 (3.63%) Computer Science Degree
3 59 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
4 34 (1.60%) ISEB
4 34 (1.60%) Security Cleared
5 32 (1.51%) ISTQB
6 23 (1.08%) PhD
7 20 (0.94%) MCSE
8 19 (0.89%) MCSA
9 16 (0.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 11 (0.52%) Cisco Certification
10 11 (0.52%) SC Cleared
11 9 (0.42%) MCP
11 9 (0.42%) OCP
11 9 (0.42%) Oracle Certification
12 8 (0.38%) CCNA
13 7 (0.33%) Numerate Degree
14 6 (0.28%) HND
15 5 (0.24%) MCSD
15 5 (0.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 111 (5.23%) QA
2 49 (2.31%) SLA
3 41 (1.93%) Data Quality
4 14 (0.66%) PCI DSS
5 12 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (0.28%) PMO
7 3 (0.14%) Actionable Recommendations
7 3 (0.14%) COBIT
7 3 (0.14%) GDPR
7 3 (0.14%) GPG13
7 3 (0.14%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 2 (0.094%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.047%) BS7666
9 1 (0.047%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 104 (4.90%) Active Directory
2 80 (3.77%) Docker
3 56 (2.64%) VMware Infrastructure
4 37 (1.74%) Hyper-V
5 23 (1.08%) VMware Workstation
6 11 (0.52%) Virtual Machines
6 11 (0.52%) VirtualBox
7 9 (0.42%) XenApp
8 8 (0.38%) HDFS
8 8 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
8 8 (0.38%) XenDesktop
9 7 (0.33%) vSphere
10 5 (0.24%) Squid
11 3 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
11 3 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (0.094%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 2 (0.094%) VMware Server
13 1 (0.047%) KVM
13 1 (0.047%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 1 (0.047%) Xen
Systems Management
1 50 (2.36%) Opscode Chef
2 41 (1.93%) Puppet
3 19 (0.89%) Marathon
4 17 (0.80%) SCCM
5 15 (0.71%) Ansible
5 15 (0.71%) Terraform
6 14 (0.66%) WSUS
7 12 (0.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 8 (0.38%) Kubernetes
9 7 (0.33%) Capistrano
9 7 (0.33%) Pingdom
10 5 (0.24%) Oracle RMAN
11 4 (0.19%) AirWatch
11 4 (0.19%) Oozie
11 4 (0.19%) SCOM
12 3 (0.14%) Data Guard
12 3 (0.14%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
12 3 (0.14%) Nagios
12 3 (0.14%) Nessus
12 3 (0.14%) Netcool
Vendors
1 667 (31.42%) Microsoft
2 230 (10.83%) Oracle
3 89 (4.19%) VMware
4 55 (2.59%) Tableau
5 53 (2.50%) SAP
6 49 (2.31%) Google
6 49 (2.31%) IBM
7 38 (1.79%) Cognos
8 37 (1.74%) Salesforce.com
9 36 (1.70%) IFS
10 35 (1.65%) Capita
11 29 (1.37%) Infor
12 27 (1.27%) Epicor
12 27 (1.27%) JD Edwards
13 26 (1.22%) NetApp
14 25 (1.18%) EMC
15 24 (1.13%) Cisco
16 23 (1.08%) 3PAR
17 21 (0.99%) HP
18 20 (0.94%) Xamarin