Period
to 22 February 2019

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 22 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
22 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 4 4 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 -1
Permanent jobs citing SQL 1,464 2,113 1,992
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 18.37% 21.43% 19.29%
As % of the Programming Languages category 43.74% 42.89% 41.03%
Number of salaries quoted 1,234 1,797 1,708
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £23,750
90th Percentile £60,000 £60,000 £56,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £45,000
% 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 3,347 4,927 4,855
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 42.01% 49.97% 47.01%
Number of salaries quoted 2,694 4,106 4,122
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £24,750
90th Percentile £64,733 £60,000 £58,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +3.26%

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 22 February 2019.

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 22 February 2019. 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 -3 510 £45,000 - 122
Staffordshire 0 247 £40,000 +8.84% 69
Coventry +2 219 £45,000 - 30
Warwickshire +1 131 £45,000 +20.00% 22
Worcestershire -3 91 £40,000 +11.89% 17
Herefordshire -2 58 £45,000 +20.00% 3
Shropshire 0 51 £49,625 +24.06% 11
Solihull -15 47 £50,000 +25.00% 30
Sutton Coldfield -6 38 £38,750 +23.02% 7
Walsall -7 10 £27,500 -33.33% 8
Dudley -6 6 £33,000 +40.43% 1
West Bromwich -2 5 £30,500 -39.00% 1
Wolverhampton -4 4 £39,500 +14.49% 9
Stourbridge -2 3 £25,500 - 1
Halesowen +30 1 £30,000 -17.24% 2
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 22 February 2019, 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.

1 504 (34.43%) SQL Server
2 470 (32.10%) Microsoft
3 462 (31.56%) Agile Software Development
4 451 (30.81%) .NET
5 450 (30.74%) C#
6 333 (22.75%) JavaScript
7 305 (20.83%) Microsoft Azure
8 289 (19.74%) HTML
9 284 (19.40%) Windows
10 278 (18.99%) CSS
11 241 (16.46%) T-SQL
12 236 (16.12%) ASP.NET
13 229 (15.64%) Java
13 229 (15.64%) MVC
14 206 (14.07%) Business Intelligence
15 194 (13.25%) Web Services
16 192 (13.11%) Visual Studio
17 187 (12.77%) Amazon AWS
18 178 (12.16%) AngularJS
19 173 (11.82%) Oracle
20 167 (11.41%) Linux
21 166 (11.34%) Finance
21 166 (11.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
22 158 (10.79%) Problem-Solving
23 151 (10.31%) Git (software)
24 145 (9.90%) Scrum
25 143 (9.77%) TDD
26 140 (9.56%) Relational Database
27 139 (9.49%) Test Automation
27 139 (9.49%) SQL Server Integration Services

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 45 (3.07%) SharePoint
2 42 (2.87%) IIS
3 36 (2.46%) Tomcat
4 31 (2.12%) MS Exchange
5 28 (1.91%) SAS
6 25 (1.71%) CMS
6 25 (1.71%) JBoss
7 22 (1.50%) Umbraco
8 21 (1.43%) Confluence
9 19 (1.30%) Elasticsearch
10 11 (0.75%) Drupal
10 11 (0.75%) WebLogic
10 11 (0.75%) WordPress
11 9 (0.61%) Apache
11 9 (0.61%) GlassFish
11 9 (0.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 7 (0.48%) BizTalk Server
12 7 (0.48%) ColdFusion
13 6 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2003
13 6 (0.41%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 87 (5.94%) Microsoft Office
2 75 (5.12%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (0.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.41%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.41%) SPSS
5 4 (0.27%) AutoCAD
6 3 (0.20%) ArchiCAD
6 3 (0.20%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.20%) MicroStation
6 3 (0.20%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.20%) Revit
7 2 (0.14%) Windchill
8 1 (0.068%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 17 (1.16%) Dynamics CRM
1 17 (1.16%) Dynamics NAV
2 13 (0.89%) JDE OneWorld
3 7 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (0.48%) Exstream
3 7 (0.48%) SAP Business One
4 6 (0.41%) FastStats
4 6 (0.41%) NetSuite
4 6 (0.41%) Raiser's Edge
4 6 (0.41%) SAP ERP
5 4 (0.27%) SAP S/4HANA
6 3 (0.20%) Carpe Diem
6 3 (0.20%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 3 (0.20%) Elite 3E
6 3 (0.20%) Magento
6 3 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.20%) Oracle Payroll
6 3 (0.20%) Payment Gateway
6 3 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (0.14%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 305 (20.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 187 (12.77%) Amazon AWS
3 77 (5.26%) Office 365
4 57 (3.89%) Azure Active Directory
5 52 (3.55%) Amazon EC2
5 52 (3.55%) Amazon S3
6 47 (3.21%) Cloud Computing
7 42 (2.87%) SaaS
8 39 (2.66%) AWS CloudFormation
9 37 (2.53%) PaaS
10 36 (2.46%) Serverless
11 34 (2.32%) IaaS
12 27 (1.84%) Amazon SQS
12 27 (1.84%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 26 (1.78%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 24 (1.64%) GitHub
15 20 (1.37%) Amazon EMR
15 20 (1.37%) Amazon Kinesis
15 20 (1.37%) AWS Lambda
16 19 (1.30%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 38 (2.60%) Firewall
2 35 (2.39%) LAN
2 35 (2.39%) WAN
3 31 (2.12%) Internet
4 30 (2.05%) Network Security
5 28 (1.91%) FTP
6 23 (1.57%) DNS
7 22 (1.50%) TCP/IP
8 18 (1.23%) VLAN
9 16 (1.09%) SAN
9 16 (1.09%) SSH
10 15 (1.02%) DHCP
10 15 (1.02%) HTTP
10 15 (1.02%) VPN
11 13 (0.89%) Wireless
12 12 (0.82%) VoIP
13 11 (0.75%) Cisco ASA
14 10 (0.68%) LTE
15 7 (0.48%) HTTPS
15 7 (0.48%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 504 (34.43%) SQL Server
2 166 (11.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 140 (9.56%) Relational Database
4 139 (9.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 129 (8.81%) MySQL
6 109 (7.45%) Data Warehouse
7 104 (7.10%) NoSQL
8 89 (6.08%) Power BI
9 66 (4.51%) Amazon RDS
10 64 (4.37%) PostgreSQL
11 61 (4.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 59 (4.03%) Azure SQL Database
13 58 (3.96%) MongoDB
14 54 (3.69%) SQL Server 2008
15 51 (3.48%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 46 (3.14%) SQL Server 2012
17 43 (2.94%) DB2
18 40 (2.73%) Oracle Database
19 39 (2.66%) SQL Server 2014
20 35 (2.39%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 192 (13.11%) Visual Studio
2 151 (10.31%) Git (software)
3 107 (7.31%) Team Foundation Server
4 52 (3.55%) Jenkins
5 42 (2.87%) Selenium
6 25 (1.71%) Maven
7 24 (1.64%) NUnit
8 22 (1.50%) Subversion
9 20 (1.37%) Gradle
10 18 (1.23%) JIRA
11 17 (1.16%) JUnit
12 16 (1.09%) Octopus Deploy
12 16 (1.09%) TeamCity
12 16 (1.09%) Visual Studio Code
12 16 (1.09%) Visual Studio Team System
13 15 (1.02%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 14 (0.96%) Bower
14 14 (0.96%) Eclipse
14 14 (0.96%) Grunt
14 14 (0.96%) gulp
General
1 166 (11.34%) Finance
2 56 (3.83%) Marketing
2 56 (3.83%) Retail
3 40 (2.73%) Manufacturing
4 33 (2.25%) Telecoms
5 32 (2.19%) Legal
6 23 (1.57%) Automotive
7 12 (0.82%) Back Office
8 8 (0.55%) General Ledger
9 7 (0.48%) Advertising
10 6 (0.41%) Games
11 4 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
12 3 (0.20%) Billing
12 3 (0.20%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.20%) Local Government
13 2 (0.14%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.14%) Electronics
14 1 (0.068%) Law
14 1 (0.068%) Music Industry
14 1 (0.068%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 656 (44.81%) Developer
2 215 (14.69%) Analyst
3 154 (10.52%) .NET Developer
4 141 (9.63%) Software Developer
5 125 (8.54%) C# Developer
6 114 (7.79%) Architect
7 110 (7.51%) SQL Developer
8 97 (6.63%) Senior Developer
9 86 (5.87%) DBA
10 83 (5.67%) C# .NET Developer
11 71 (4.85%) Consultant
12 70 (4.78%) Java Developer
13 62 (4.23%) Web Developer
14 60 (4.10%) Junior
15 59 (4.03%) SQL DBA
16 58 (3.96%) Administrator
17 57 (3.89%) Full Stack Developer
17 57 (3.89%) Solutions Architect
18 52 (3.55%) Cloud Architect
19 51 (3.48%) Cloud Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 451 (30.81%) .NET
2 289 (19.74%) HTML
3 278 (18.99%) CSS
4 236 (16.12%) ASP.NET
5 194 (13.25%) Web Services
6 178 (12.16%) AngularJS
7 128 (8.74%) Spring
8 115 (7.86%) jQuery
9 111 (7.58%) HTML5
10 98 (6.69%) ASP.NET Web API
11 95 (6.49%) XML
12 91 (6.22%) ASP.NET MVC
13 87 (5.94%) .NET Framework
14 69 (4.71%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 66 (4.51%) React
16 63 (4.30%) Entity Framework
17 60 (4.10%) REST
18 58 (3.96%) KnockoutJS
19 56 (3.83%) Ajax
20 51 (3.48%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 137 (9.36%) Analytical Skills
2 102 (6.97%) Greenfield Project
3 73 (4.99%) Self-Motivation
4 64 (4.37%) Data Centre
5 56 (3.83%) Management Information System
6 50 (3.42%) Enterprise Software
7 43 (2.94%) Public Cloud
8 38 (2.60%) Hybrid Cloud
9 37 (2.53%) User Experience
10 36 (2.46%) Clustering
11 34 (2.32%) Private Cloud
12 31 (2.12%) Mobile App
13 25 (1.71%) iSeries
14 24 (1.64%) Driving Licence
15 22 (1.50%) CCTV
16 20 (1.37%) Data Structures
17 19 (1.30%) Enterprise Storage
18 18 (1.23%) Fintech
19 16 (1.09%) Replication
20 14 (0.96%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 284 (19.40%) Windows
2 167 (11.41%) Linux
3 102 (6.97%) Windows Server
4 76 (5.19%) Unix
5 41 (2.80%) Windows 10
6 33 (2.25%) Windows 7
7 27 (1.84%) Android
8 23 (1.57%) Apple iOS
9 21 (1.43%) Windows 8
10 19 (1.30%) Windows Server 2012
11 12 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 9 (0.61%) CentOS
13 8 (0.55%) Windows Server 2008
14 7 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
15 6 (0.41%) Windows XP
16 2 (0.14%) AIX
16 2 (0.14%) Solaris
16 2 (0.14%) SUSE
17 1 (0.068%) Data ONTAP
17 1 (0.068%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 462 (31.56%) Agile Software Development
2 229 (15.64%) MVC
3 206 (14.07%) Business Intelligence
4 158 (10.79%) Problem-Solving
5 145 (9.90%) Scrum
6 143 (9.77%) TDD
7 139 (9.49%) Test Automation
8 125 (8.54%) Software Engineering
9 122 (8.33%) ITIL
10 110 (7.51%) ETL
10 110 (7.51%) OO
11 102 (6.97%) Project Management
12 97 (6.63%) Web Development
13 94 (6.42%) SDLC
14 93 (6.35%) Analytics
15 82 (5.60%) DevOps
15 82 (5.60%) SOA
16 79 (5.40%) High Availability
17 78 (5.33%) OOP
18 76 (5.19%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 450 (30.74%) C#
2 333 (22.75%) JavaScript
3 241 (16.46%) T-SQL
4 229 (15.64%) Java
5 127 (8.67%) Python
6 99 (6.76%) PL/SQL
7 87 (5.94%) VB.NET
8 79 (5.40%) PowerShell
9 69 (4.71%) PHP
10 59 (4.03%) VB
11 57 (3.89%) C
12 34 (2.32%) Shell Script
12 34 (2.32%) TypeScript
13 32 (2.19%) VB6
14 31 (2.12%) R
14 31 (2.12%) Scala
15 30 (2.05%) VBScript
16 29 (1.98%) RPG
17 23 (1.57%) Bash Shell
18 22 (1.50%) RPG IV
Qualifications
1 129 (8.81%) Degree
2 83 (5.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 51 (3.48%) MCSE
4 48 (3.28%) ISEB
5 47 (3.21%) Security Cleared
6 39 (2.66%) Computer Science Degree
7 27 (1.84%) MCSA
8 20 (1.37%) AWS Certification
8 20 (1.37%) MCP
9 16 (1.09%) ISTQB
10 15 (1.02%) CCNP
10 15 (1.02%) Cisco Certification
11 14 (0.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 12 (0.82%) CCA
12 12 (0.82%) CCNA
12 12 (0.82%) Citrix Certification
12 12 (0.82%) RHCE
12 12 (0.82%) RHCSA
12 12 (0.82%) SC Cleared
12 12 (0.82%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (4.37%) GDPR
2 58 (3.96%) QA
3 50 (3.42%) Data Quality
4 42 (2.87%) SLA
5 15 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 8 (0.55%) COBIT
7 4 (0.27%) ISO 9001
8 3 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials
8 3 (0.20%) WAI
9 2 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 2 (0.14%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.14%) PMO
10 1 (0.068%) HL7
System Software
1 92 (6.28%) Active Directory
2 74 (5.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 62 (4.23%) Hyper-V
4 46 (3.14%) Docker
5 42 (2.87%) Virtual Machines
6 21 (1.43%) VMware ESXi
7 14 (0.96%) vSphere
8 13 (0.89%) XenDesktop
9 9 (0.61%) XenApp
10 7 (0.48%) Virtual Servers
10 7 (0.48%) XenServer
11 4 (0.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 3 (0.20%) Oracle RAC
13 2 (0.14%) Forefront TMG
13 2 (0.14%) KVM
13 2 (0.14%) Terminal Services
14 1 (0.068%) Microsoft App-V
14 1 (0.068%) pfSense
14 1 (0.068%) VMware NSX
14 1 (0.068%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 43 (2.94%) Ansible
2 38 (2.60%) Puppet
3 29 (1.98%) Terraform
4 27 (1.84%) SCCM
5 25 (1.71%) WSUS
6 21 (1.43%) Kubernetes
6 21 (1.43%) Opscode Chef
7 16 (1.09%) Linux-HA
8 15 (1.02%) Netcool
8 15 (1.02%) OpenView
9 14 (0.96%) Docker Swarm
9 14 (0.96%) Opsview
10 9 (0.61%) Packer
11 8 (0.55%) HP ALM
11 8 (0.55%) HP Quality Center
11 8 (0.55%) NetBackup
12 7 (0.48%) Backup Exec
12 7 (0.48%) SCOM
13 6 (0.41%) Consul
13 6 (0.41%) Graphite
Vendors
1 470 (32.10%) Microsoft
2 173 (11.82%) Oracle
3 116 (7.92%) VMware
4 80 (5.46%) Tableau
5 60 (4.10%) HP
6 56 (3.83%) Citrix
7 41 (2.80%) Cisco
8 40 (2.73%) IBM
9 35 (2.39%) Cognos
9 35 (2.39%) SAP
10 31 (2.12%) Alteryx
11 25 (1.71%) Atlassian
12 24 (1.64%) Red Hat
13 23 (1.57%) JD Edwards
14 20 (1.37%) NetApp
15 16 (1.09%) Google
15 16 (1.09%) Remedy
16 15 (1.02%) IFS
17 14 (0.96%) Comptel
17 14 (0.96%) Dell