Period
to 19 July 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 19 July 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
19 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 4 4 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 -2 0
Permanent jobs citing SQL 1,562 1,905 2,259
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 19.75% 20.37% 22.46%
As % of the Programming Languages category 43.27% 43.90% 43.31%
Number of salaries quoted 1,301 1,654 2,013
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £24,250
90th Percentile £58,750 £60,000 £56,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

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 3,610 4,339 5,216
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 45.66% 46.40% 51.86%
Number of salaries quoted 2,893 3,659 4,545
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £24,750
90th Percentile £63,750 £62,500 £57,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +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 19 July 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 19 July 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 0 494 £45,000 +5.88% 124
Staffordshire +1 245 £40,000 +6.67% 61
Warwickshire +5 196 £42,500 +21.43% 19
Coventry +4 183 £45,000 - 34
Shropshire +2 102 £38,750 -3.13% 10
Worcestershire -9 84 £32,500 -21.21% 22
Solihull -5 73 £42,500 +6.25% 22
Herefordshire +7 72 £50,000 +25.00% 11
Sutton Coldfield -1 39 £37,500 -3.23% 6
Walsall -2 12 £37,500 +3.45% 2
Wolverhampton -1 7 £45,000 +19.21% 7
West Bromwich -3 5 £31,000 +1.64%
Halesowen +2 3 £26,500 -18.46% 6
Tipton -2 3 £27,500 -22.54%
Wednesbury - 3 £47,500 -
Dudley -18 2 £27,500 -19.12% 6
Stourbridge - 1 £25,500 -
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 19 July 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.

1 525 (33.61%) SQL Server
2 520 (33.29%) C#
3 500 (32.01%) Agile Software Development
4 472 (30.22%) Microsoft
5 465 (29.77%) .NET
6 339 (21.70%) Microsoft Azure
7 317 (20.29%) JavaScript
8 299 (19.14%) Business Intelligence
9 285 (18.25%) ASP.NET
10 246 (15.75%) T-SQL
11 245 (15.69%) Windows
12 238 (15.24%) Problem-Solving
13 237 (15.17%) HTML
14 221 (14.15%) Java
14 221 (14.15%) Amazon AWS
15 214 (13.70%) CSS
16 192 (12.29%) Finance
17 188 (12.04%) Oracle
18 187 (11.97%) MVC
19 180 (11.52%) Web Services
20 170 (10.88%) Analytical Skills
21 167 (10.69%) AngularJS
22 164 (10.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
23 161 (10.31%) Scrum
24 160 (10.24%) Degree
25 159 (10.18%) DevOps
26 158 (10.12%) Git (software)
27 153 (9.80%) Data Warehouse
28 152 (9.73%) OO
29 146 (9.35%) 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 64 (4.10%) SharePoint
2 57 (3.65%) SAS
3 45 (2.88%) IIS
4 21 (1.34%) MS Exchange
5 15 (0.96%) Confluence
6 14 (0.90%) IBM Notes
7 13 (0.83%) Elasticsearch
8 11 (0.70%) Apache Spark
8 11 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2010
8 11 (0.70%) WordPress
9 10 (0.64%) BizTalk Server
9 10 (0.64%) CMS
9 10 (0.64%) JBoss
9 10 (0.64%) SharePoint Server
10 9 (0.58%) Drupal
11 8 (0.51%) Apache
11 8 (0.51%) ColdFusion
11 8 (0.51%) Skype for Business
12 7 (0.45%) Umbraco
13 6 (0.38%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 88 (5.63%) Microsoft Excel
2 74 (4.74%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (0.77%) S-PLUS
4 11 (0.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.38%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.19%) SPSS
7 2 (0.13%) ArchiCAD
7 2 (0.13%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.13%) MicroStation
7 2 (0.13%) Revit
8 1 (0.064%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.064%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.064%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.064%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.064%) SPSS Modeler
Business Applications
1 17 (1.09%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 16 (1.02%) Dynamics NAV
3 10 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
4 8 (0.51%) Sage CRM
5 7 (0.45%) Oracle EBS
5 7 (0.45%) SAP Business One
6 6 (0.38%) Exstream
6 6 (0.38%) JDE OneWorld
7 5 (0.32%) Maximo
7 5 (0.32%) Payment Gateway
8 4 (0.26%) Cognos TM1
8 4 (0.26%) Magento
8 4 (0.26%) Oracle EBS R12
8 4 (0.26%) SAP ERP
8 4 (0.26%) Workfront
9 3 (0.19%) Cognos Planning
9 3 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
9 3 (0.19%) Dynamics GP
9 3 (0.19%) NetSuite
9 3 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 339 (21.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 221 (14.15%) Amazon AWS
3 145 (9.28%) Power Platform
4 88 (5.63%) Office 365
5 64 (4.10%) Serverless
6 47 (3.01%) PaaS
7 39 (2.50%) SaaS
8 38 (2.43%) IaaS
9 37 (2.37%) Azure Active Directory
10 25 (1.60%) AWS Lambda
10 25 (1.60%) Cloud Computing
11 24 (1.54%) Amazon EC2
11 24 (1.54%) Amazon S3
12 22 (1.41%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 21 (1.34%) AWS CloudFormation
14 18 (1.15%) Amazon SQS
14 18 (1.15%) AWS IoT
15 17 (1.09%) Amazon ECS
15 17 (1.09%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 15 (0.96%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 34 (2.18%) Internet
2 31 (1.98%) LAN
2 31 (1.98%) SAN
3 30 (1.92%) TCP/IP
3 30 (1.92%) WAN
4 28 (1.79%) SSH
5 27 (1.73%) DNS
5 27 (1.73%) Firewall
5 27 (1.73%) HTTP
6 26 (1.66%) FTP
7 19 (1.22%) SMTP
8 15 (0.96%) Cisco ASA
8 15 (0.96%) MQTT
9 14 (0.90%) DHCP
10 13 (0.83%) Remote Desktop
10 13 (0.83%) Wireless
11 11 (0.70%) NAS
11 11 (0.70%) VoIP
12 10 (0.64%) MPLS
12 10 (0.64%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 525 (33.61%) SQL Server
2 164 (10.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 153 (9.80%) Data Warehouse
4 146 (9.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 139 (8.90%) Power BI
6 112 (7.17%) MySQL
7 90 (5.76%) Relational Database
8 85 (5.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 70 (4.48%) NoSQL
10 56 (3.59%) MongoDB
11 54 (3.46%) Azure SQL Database
12 51 (3.27%) PostgreSQL
13 50 (3.20%) BusinessObjects
13 50 (3.20%) Hadoop
13 50 (3.20%) Oracle Database
14 48 (3.07%) Amazon Redshift
15 46 (2.94%) QlikView
16 41 (2.62%) SQLite
17 40 (2.56%) SQL Server 2008
18 38 (2.43%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 158 (10.12%) Git (software)
2 137 (8.77%) Visual Studio
3 99 (6.34%) Team Foundation Server
4 76 (4.87%) Selenium
5 74 (4.74%) Jenkins
6 43 (2.75%) JIRA
7 39 (2.50%) Maven
8 33 (2.11%) Bitbucket
9 29 (1.86%) Oracle Forms
10 26 (1.66%) Artifactory
11 21 (1.34%) Subversion
12 19 (1.22%) JUnit
12 19 (1.22%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 17 (1.09%) Visual Studio Team System
14 16 (1.02%) SpecFlow
15 15 (0.96%) Eclipse
16 12 (0.77%) JMeter
16 12 (0.77%) Protractor
17 11 (0.70%) Octopus Deploy
17 11 (0.70%) TeamCity
General
1 192 (12.29%) Finance
2 75 (4.80%) Retail
3 73 (4.67%) Marketing
4 67 (4.29%) Manufacturing
5 41 (2.62%) Telecoms
6 35 (2.24%) Games
7 29 (1.86%) Legal
8 18 (1.15%) General Ledger
9 14 (0.90%) Banking
10 11 (0.70%) Electronics
11 8 (0.51%) Billing
12 7 (0.45%) Advertising
12 7 (0.45%) Back Office
13 6 (0.38%) Local Government
13 6 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
14 5 (0.32%) Law
15 4 (0.26%) Automotive
16 2 (0.13%) Aerospace
17 1 (0.064%) Military
17 1 (0.064%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 720 (46.09%) Developer
2 276 (17.67%) Analyst
3 223 (14.28%) .NET Developer
4 179 (11.46%) C# Developer
5 146 (9.35%) Software Developer
6 133 (8.51%) C# .NET Developer
7 117 (7.49%) SQL Developer
8 89 (5.70%) Senior Developer
9 79 (5.06%) Consultant
10 75 (4.80%) C# Software Developer
11 72 (4.61%) .NET Software Developer
11 72 (4.61%) Support Analyst
12 68 (4.35%) Applications Support
13 62 (3.97%) Architect
13 62 (3.97%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 54 (3.46%) Data Analyst
15 53 (3.39%) Business Analyst
16 52 (3.33%) SQL Analyst
17 50 (3.20%) Full Stack Developer
18 48 (3.07%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 465 (29.77%) .NET
2 285 (18.25%) ASP.NET
3 237 (15.17%) HTML
4 214 (13.70%) CSS
5 180 (11.52%) Web Services
6 167 (10.69%) AngularJS
7 134 (8.58%) XML
8 111 (7.11%) jQuery
9 96 (6.15%) ASP.NET MVC
9 96 (6.15%) HTML5
10 90 (5.76%) ASP.NET Web API
11 88 (5.63%) Spring
12 86 (5.51%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 79 (5.06%) .NET Framework
14 66 (4.23%) .NET Core
15 56 (3.59%) React
16 55 (3.52%) Node.js
17 54 (3.46%) WCF
18 53 (3.39%) ASP.NET Web Forms
19 51 (3.27%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 170 (10.88%) Analytical Skills
2 97 (6.21%) Greenfield Project
3 75 (4.80%) Self-Motivation
4 51 (3.27%) Management Information System
5 43 (2.75%) Mobile App
6 38 (2.43%) Public Cloud
7 34 (2.18%) Driving Licence
8 31 (1.98%) Data Centre
9 24 (1.54%) User Experience
10 23 (1.47%) Algorithms
10 23 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
11 22 (1.41%) Clustering
12 19 (1.22%) Xbox
13 17 (1.09%) Data Structures
14 16 (1.02%) Private Cloud
15 15 (0.96%) CCTV
15 15 (0.96%) Smart Home
16 14 (0.90%) EPoS
17 13 (0.83%) iSeries
18 12 (0.77%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 245 (15.69%) Windows
2 135 (8.64%) Linux
3 108 (6.91%) Unix
4 101 (6.47%) Windows Server
5 35 (2.24%) Apple iOS
6 34 (2.18%) Android
7 21 (1.34%) Windows Server 2012
8 19 (1.22%) Windows 7
8 19 (1.22%) Windows Server 2008
9 14 (0.90%) Windows XP
10 13 (0.83%) Windows 8
11 12 (0.77%) Windows 10
11 12 (0.77%) Windows Server 2003
12 7 (0.45%) Data ONTAP
12 7 (0.45%) Windows Vista
13 5 (0.32%) Kali Linux
14 4 (0.26%) Windows Phone
15 3 (0.19%) CentOS
15 3 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 3 (0.19%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 500 (32.01%) Agile Software Development
2 299 (19.14%) Business Intelligence
3 238 (15.24%) Problem-Solving
4 187 (11.97%) MVC
5 161 (10.31%) Scrum
6 159 (10.18%) DevOps
7 152 (9.73%) OO
8 139 (8.90%) Analytics
9 135 (8.64%) Software Engineering
10 133 (8.51%) Test Automation
11 129 (8.26%) ETL
12 121 (7.75%) TDD
13 110 (7.04%) Mentoring
14 105 (6.72%) Project Management
15 99 (6.34%) Web Development
16 96 (6.15%) ITIL
17 88 (5.63%) Visualisation
18 87 (5.57%) OOP
19 84 (5.38%) SDLC
20 78 (4.99%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 520 (33.29%) C#
2 317 (20.29%) JavaScript
3 246 (15.75%) T-SQL
4 221 (14.15%) Java
5 132 (8.45%) Python
6 101 (6.47%) PL/SQL
7 86 (5.51%) VB.NET
8 65 (4.16%) C
9 55 (3.52%) PHP
10 48 (3.07%) PowerShell
11 41 (2.62%) R
12 36 (2.30%) VB
13 32 (2.05%) VB6
14 25 (1.60%) VBA
15 22 (1.41%) Bash Shell
15 22 (1.41%) C++
15 22 (1.41%) Java 8
16 20 (1.28%) TypeScript
17 17 (1.09%) Shell Script
18 16 (1.02%) Scala
Qualifications
1 160 (10.24%) Degree
2 67 (4.29%) Microsoft Certification
3 35 (2.24%) Security Cleared
4 33 (2.11%) ISEB
5 24 (1.54%) ISTQB
6 19 (1.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 17 (1.09%) HND
8 16 (1.02%) SC Cleared
9 15 (0.96%) MCSE
10 14 (0.90%) Computer Science Degree
11 13 (0.83%) AWS Certification
11 13 (0.83%) MCP
12 9 (0.58%) MCSA
13 5 (0.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 4 (0.26%) HNC
14 4 (0.26%) IIBA
15 3 (0.19%) ITIL Certification
15 3 (0.19%) MCSD
15 3 (0.19%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
16 2 (0.13%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 90 (5.76%) QA
2 42 (2.69%) SLA
3 37 (2.37%) Data Quality
4 33 (2.11%) GDPR
5 5 (0.32%) ISO 9001
6 4 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.19%) Actionable Recommendations
8 2 (0.13%) ISO 13485
8 2 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.064%) BS7666
9 1 (0.064%) COBIT
9 1 (0.064%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.064%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 1 (0.064%) HL7
9 1 (0.064%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.064%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 119 (7.62%) Active Directory
2 87 (5.57%) Docker
3 52 (3.33%) Hyper-V
3 52 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 33 (2.11%) Virtual Machines
5 18 (1.15%) VMware ESXi
5 18 (1.15%) XenApp
5 18 (1.15%) XenDesktop
6 12 (0.77%) vSphere
7 6 (0.38%) Virtual Servers
8 5 (0.32%) Forefront TMG
8 5 (0.32%) KVM
8 5 (0.32%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 3 (0.19%) DFS Replication
9 3 (0.19%) NLBS
9 3 (0.19%) Xen
10 2 (0.13%) PowerHA
11 1 (0.064%) Firmware
11 1 (0.064%) HDFS
11 1 (0.064%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 48 (3.07%) Terraform
2 44 (2.82%) Ansible
3 32 (2.05%) Puppet
4 31 (1.98%) Kubernetes
5 24 (1.54%) Opscode Chef
6 18 (1.15%) FortiGate
7 17 (1.09%) SCCM
8 15 (0.96%) NetBackup
9 14 (0.90%) Backup Exec
9 14 (0.90%) Netcool
10 12 (0.77%) WSUS
11 10 (0.64%) OpenView
11 10 (0.64%) SCOM
12 9 (0.58%) Microsoft Intune
13 8 (0.51%) Docker Swarm
13 8 (0.51%) HP Data Protector
13 8 (0.51%) Red Hat Spacewalk
14 7 (0.45%) Opsview
15 5 (0.32%) AirWatch
15 5 (0.32%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 472 (30.22%) Microsoft
2 188 (12.04%) Oracle
3 67 (4.29%) Tableau
3 67 (4.29%) VMware
4 52 (3.33%) IBM
5 50 (3.20%) Cognos
6 45 (2.88%) SAP
7 41 (2.62%) Citrix
8 31 (1.98%) Cloudera
9 28 (1.79%) Cisco
10 25 (1.60%) Veeam
11 24 (1.54%) HP
12 22 (1.41%) Remedy
13 20 (1.28%) Google
14 17 (1.09%) CheckPoint
15 15 (0.96%) Apple
16 14 (0.90%) Lotus
16 14 (0.90%) Salesforce.com
17 13 (0.83%) Alteryx
17 13 (0.83%) Infor