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 3 months to 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
SQL (Structured Query Language)
England / West Midlands
Rank 4 2 2
Rank change year-on-year -2 0  
Permanent jobs citing SQL 916 1258 1223
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 19.39% 20.49% 24.25%
As % of the Programming Languages category 40.93% 46.47% 49.33%
Number of salaries quoted 790 1086 1093
Median salary £38,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.75% +6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

SQL is in the programming language skills category. The next 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 programming language skills.

Programming Language Skills
West Midlands
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 2238 2707 2479
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 47.39% 44.08% 49.15%
Number of salaries quoted 1928 2372 2197
Median salary £39,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £24,250
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.46% +1.25%  

SQL
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing SQL as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

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 3 months to 25 March 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 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +1 324 £40,000 - 57
Staffordshire 0 115 £37,500 +4.16% 19
Warwickshire -2 115 £38,500 -14.44% 12
Worcestershire 0 89 £35,000 +27.27% 22
Coventry -2 84 £42,500 +4.93% 24
Solihull -3 47 £34,000 -22.28% 5
Shropshire +2 46 £37,626 +21.37% 7
Herefordshire -1 27 £45,000 -33.33% 1
West Bromwich -2 12 £42,500 +1.19% 1
Sutton Coldfield +1 10 £35,750 -1.37% 3
Walsall +2 8 £41,000 +2.50% 2
Wolverhampton +2 6 £45,000 +21.62% 5
Halesowen - 5 £23,000 - 3
Stourbridge - 2 £45,000 - 1
Dudley -1 1 £41,500 +15.22% 1
SQL
England

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 March 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.

1 828 (42.44%) .NET
2 760 (38.95%) C#
3 730 (37.42%) SQL Server
4 582 (29.83%) JavaScript
5 545 (27.93%) HTML
6 526 (26.96%) Microsoft
7 514 (26.35%) ASP.NET
8 491 (25.17%) CSS
9 437 (22.40%) Agile Software Development
10 407 (20.86%) MVC
11 341 (17.48%) T-SQL
12 315 (16.15%) MS Excel
13 300 (15.38%) jQuery
14 286 (14.66%) Business Intelligence
15 285 (14.61%) Windows
16 283 (14.51%) Finance
17 270 (13.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 248 (12.71%) Web Development
18 248 (12.71%) Oracle
19 233 (11.94%) VB.NET
20 226 (11.58%) XML
21 209 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
22 208 (10.66%) Java
23 206 (10.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
24 204 (10.46%) Degree
25 197 (10.10%) .NET Framework
26 195 (9.99%) Web Services
27 194 (9.94%) ASP.NET MVC
28 185 (9.48%) Visual Studio
29 175 (8.97%) HTML5

SQL
Top Related 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 85 (4.36%) SAS
2 83 (4.25%) IIS
3 67 (3.43%) SharePoint
4 59 (3.02%) CMS
5 34 (1.74%) JBoss
6 24 (1.23%) Umbraco
7 23 (1.18%) MS Exchange
8 22 (1.13%) WebLogic
9 19 (0.97%) Elasticsearch
9 19 (0.97%) WebSphere
10 18 (0.92%) BizTalk Server
10 18 (0.92%) Skype for Business
10 18 (0.92%) Tomcat
11 17 (0.87%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 15 (0.77%) Apache Spark
13 11 (0.56%) nginx
13 11 (0.56%) WordPress
14 10 (0.51%) EPiServer
15 9 (0.46%) Apache
15 9 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 315 (16.15%) MS Excel
2 60 (3.08%) MS Office
3 26 (1.33%) SPSS
4 14 (0.72%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (0.46%) MS Visio
5 9 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
6 7 (0.36%) MS Project
7 6 (0.31%) Photoshop
8 4 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.10%) Simulink
10 1 (0.051%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.051%) Blender
10 1 (0.051%) Fireworks
10 1 (0.051%) InDesign
10 1 (0.051%) Stata
Business Applications
1 30 (1.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 26 (1.33%) Dynamics AX
3 17 (0.87%) Dynamics NAV
4 9 (0.46%) OpenText MBPM
4 9 (0.46%) OpenText Process Suite
4 9 (0.46%) Oracle EBS
5 8 (0.41%) Magento
5 8 (0.41%) Oracle EBS R12
5 8 (0.41%) SAP Business One
6 7 (0.36%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 7 (0.36%) NetSuite
6 7 (0.36%) Sage 200
6 7 (0.36%) Shopify
7 6 (0.31%) Oracle Financials
7 6 (0.31%) Oracle Payables
8 5 (0.26%) Oracle 11i
8 5 (0.26%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 5 (0.26%) Oracle SCM
9 4 (0.21%) Oracle BPM
9 4 (0.21%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 150 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 52 (2.67%) Amazon AWS
3 48 (2.46%) SaaS
4 34 (1.74%) Office 365
5 25 (1.28%) PaaS
6 24 (1.23%) Amazon EC2
7 20 (1.03%) IaaS
8 16 (0.82%) GitHub
9 12 (0.62%) Google Analytics
10 3 (0.15%) Intacct
11 2 (0.10%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (0.10%) CloudFront
11 2 (0.10%) Google Play
12 1 (0.051%) AdWords
12 1 (0.051%) Amazon CloudSearch
12 1 (0.051%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 1 (0.051%) Amazon SQS
12 1 (0.051%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 41 (2.10%) DNS
2 35 (1.79%) Firewall
2 35 (1.79%) SSL
3 32 (1.64%) HTTP
4 27 (1.38%) TCP/IP
5 21 (1.08%) DHCP
5 21 (1.08%) SAN
6 15 (0.77%) LAN
7 14 (0.72%) Internet
8 13 (0.67%) Intranet
9 10 (0.51%) Remote Desktop
9 10 (0.51%) VPN
10 9 (0.46%) IPv4
10 9 (0.46%) WAN
11 5 (0.26%) HTTPS
11 5 (0.26%) NAS
11 5 (0.26%) Wireless
12 4 (0.21%) SNMP
12 4 (0.21%) Wi-Fi
13 3 (0.15%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 730 (37.42%) SQL Server
2 270 (13.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 206 (10.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 141 (7.23%) MySQL
5 135 (6.92%) Data Warehouse
6 129 (6.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 124 (6.36%) SQL Server 2008
8 115 (5.89%) Relational Database
9 80 (4.10%) SQL Server 2012
10 79 (4.05%) NoSQL
11 61 (3.13%) MongoDB
12 60 (3.08%) DB2
13 57 (2.92%) Big Data
14 56 (2.87%) SQL Server 2005
15 55 (2.82%) SQL Server 2014
16 46 (2.36%) Oracle Database
17 40 (2.05%) Power BI
18 38 (1.95%) RDBMS
19 34 (1.74%) QlikView
20 29 (1.49%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 185 (9.48%) Visual Studio
2 136 (6.97%) Git (software)
3 124 (6.36%) Team Foundation Server
4 67 (3.43%) Selenium
5 53 (2.72%) Jenkins
6 38 (1.95%) Subversion
7 31 (1.59%) JIRA
8 30 (1.54%) Cucumber
9 29 (1.49%) JUnit
10 25 (1.28%) TeamCity
11 22 (1.13%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 18 (0.92%) Mercurial
12 18 (0.92%) WebDriver
13 12 (0.62%) Octopus Deploy
14 10 (0.51%) Maven
14 10 (0.51%) PHPUnit
14 10 (0.51%) SoapUI
14 10 (0.51%) Vagrant
15 9 (0.46%) Eclipse
15 9 (0.46%) MSBuild
General
1 283 (14.51%) Finance
2 113 (5.79%) Marketing
3 104 (5.33%) Retail
4 49 (2.51%) Manufacturing
5 40 (2.05%) Advertising
6 39 (2.00%) Publishing
7 34 (1.74%) Banking
8 30 (1.54%) Automotive
9 28 (1.44%) Games
10 16 (0.82%) Back Office
10 16 (0.82%) Legal
11 15 (0.77%) Pharmaceutical
12 14 (0.72%) Electronics
13 12 (0.62%) Telecoms
14 11 (0.56%) Billing
15 10 (0.51%) Music Industry
16 8 (0.41%) International Banking
17 6 (0.31%) Retail Banking
18 5 (0.26%) Aerospace
19 3 (0.15%) Law
Job Titles
1 933 (47.82%) Developer
2 411 (21.07%) .NET Developer
3 357 (18.30%) Analyst
4 281 (14.40%) C# Developer
5 220 (11.28%) C# .NET Developer
6 214 (10.97%) SQL Developer
7 162 (8.30%) Senior Developer
8 139 (7.12%) ASP.NET Developer
9 119 (6.10%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 106 (5.43%) Web Developer
11 103 (5.28%) Software Developer
12 91 (4.66%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 83 (4.25%) Applications Support
13 83 (4.25%) Junior
14 81 (4.15%) DBA
15 80 (4.10%) Consultant
15 80 (4.10%) Senior .NET Developer
16 76 (3.90%) Support Analyst
17 74 (3.79%) JavaScript Developer
18 66 (3.38%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 828 (42.44%) .NET
2 545 (27.93%) HTML
3 514 (26.35%) ASP.NET
4 491 (25.17%) CSS
5 300 (15.38%) jQuery
6 226 (11.58%) XML
7 197 (10.10%) .NET Framework
8 195 (9.99%) Web Services
9 194 (9.94%) ASP.NET MVC
10 175 (8.97%) HTML5
11 167 (8.56%) AngularJS
12 132 (6.77%) Entity Framework
13 112 (5.74%) WCF
14 104 (5.33%) Ajax
15 92 (4.72%) ASP.NET Web API
16 86 (4.41%) WPF
17 83 (4.25%) ASP.NET Web Forms
18 70 (3.59%) LINQ
18 70 (3.59%) REST
19 66 (3.38%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 209 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
2 96 (4.92%) Computer Science
3 79 (4.05%) Mobile App
4 56 (2.87%) Data Centre
5 46 (2.36%) iPad
6 41 (2.10%) Enterprise Software
7 38 (1.95%) Management Information System
8 36 (1.85%) CMDB
9 26 (1.33%) Algorithms
10 22 (1.13%) User Experience
11 21 (1.08%) Clustering
11 21 (1.08%) Data Structures
11 21 (1.08%) Replication
12 17 (0.87%) Driving Licence
13 16 (0.82%) Client/Server
13 16 (0.82%) NHS
14 14 (0.72%) AS400
15 13 (0.67%) e-Learning
16 12 (0.62%) Social Media
17 11 (0.56%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 285 (14.61%) Windows
2 164 (8.41%) Linux
3 96 (4.92%) Windows Server
4 92 (4.72%) Unix
5 57 (2.92%) Android
6 50 (2.56%) Windows Server 2012
7 49 (2.51%) Apple iOS
8 41 (2.10%) Windows Server 2008
9 22 (1.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 21 (1.08%) Windows Server 2003
11 20 (1.03%) Windows 7
12 17 (0.87%) Windows 10
13 13 (0.67%) Solaris
14 9 (0.46%) Windows 8
14 9 (0.46%) Windows XP
15 8 (0.41%) AIX
16 6 (0.31%) HPUX
16 6 (0.31%) Windows Mobile
16 6 (0.31%) Windows Vista
17 3 (0.15%) VyOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 437 (22.40%) Agile Software Development
2 407 (20.86%) MVC
3 286 (14.66%) Business Intelligence
4 248 (12.71%) Web Development
5 167 (8.56%) Software Engineering
6 151 (7.74%) OO
6 151 (7.74%) TDD
7 147 (7.53%) Scrum
8 134 (6.87%) Mentoring
9 116 (5.95%) CRM
10 110 (5.64%) SOA
11 108 (5.54%) Project Management
12 106 (5.43%) E-Commerce
13 103 (5.28%) Continuous Integration
14 96 (4.92%) ETL
15 94 (4.82%) Performance Tuning
16 92 (4.72%) ITIL
17 89 (4.56%) Migration
18 84 (4.31%) OOP
19 74 (3.79%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 760 (38.95%) C#
2 582 (29.83%) JavaScript
3 341 (17.48%) T-SQL
4 233 (11.94%) VB.NET
5 208 (10.66%) Java
6 96 (4.92%) PHP
7 90 (4.61%) VB
8 63 (3.23%) PL/SQL
9 54 (2.77%) Python
10 50 (2.56%) C
11 47 (2.41%) R
11 47 (2.41%) VBA
12 42 (2.15%) PowerShell
13 34 (1.74%) C++
14 26 (1.33%) TypeScript
15 25 (1.28%) Ruby
16 18 (0.92%) VB6
17 12 (0.62%) XPath
18 9 (0.46%) Shell Script
19 7 (0.36%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 204 (10.46%) Degree
2 62 (3.18%) ISEB
3 47 (2.41%) Microsoft Certification
4 30 (1.54%) Security Cleared
5 29 (1.49%) PMI Certification
6 23 (1.18%) ISTQB
7 21 (1.08%) PMP
8 15 (0.77%) BPSS Clearance
8 15 (0.77%) LPIC
9 13 (0.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 9 (0.46%) MCSD
11 8 (0.41%) HND
12 7 (0.36%) ITIL Certification
12 7 (0.36%) MCSE
12 7 (0.36%) SC Cleared
13 6 (0.31%) SAS Certification
14 5 (0.26%) Citrix Certification
14 5 (0.26%) ISEB Practitioner
14 5 (0.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 4 (0.21%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 103 (5.28%) QA
2 34 (1.74%) Data Quality
3 27 (1.38%) SLA
4 15 (0.77%) Disclosure Scotland
5 10 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.21%) SDET
7 3 (0.15%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.15%) PMO
8 2 (0.10%) COBIT
8 2 (0.10%) DICOM
8 2 (0.10%) HL7
8 2 (0.10%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.051%) BS7666
9 1 (0.051%) GAMP
9 1 (0.051%) IEC 61508
9 1 (0.051%) ISO13485
9 1 (0.051%) ISO22301
9 1 (0.051%) MISRA
9 1 (0.051%) MISRA C
System Software
1 92 (4.72%) VMware Infrastructure
2 84 (4.31%) Active Directory
3 39 (2.00%) Docker
4 29 (1.49%) Virtual Machines
5 23 (1.18%) Hyper-V
6 18 (0.92%) Firmware
7 17 (0.87%) VMware Workstation
8 13 (0.67%) Terminal Services
9 11 (0.56%) XenApp
10 10 (0.51%) vSphere
11 9 (0.46%) Forefront TMG
11 9 (0.46%) NFS
12 5 (0.26%) Microsoft App-V
13 4 (0.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 4 (0.21%) Virtual Servers
13 4 (0.21%) XenDesktop
14 3 (0.15%) VMware ESX
14 3 (0.15%) XenServer
15 2 (0.10%) vCloud
15 2 (0.10%) Xen
Systems Management
1 27 (1.38%) SCCM
2 21 (1.08%) SCOM
2 21 (1.08%) SCVMM
3 17 (0.87%) Backup Exec
4 16 (0.82%) Ansible
5 15 (0.77%) NetBackup
6 8 (0.41%) Nagios
7 5 (0.26%) Failover Clustering
8 4 (0.21%) EdgeSight
8 4 (0.21%) SCOrch
9 3 (0.15%) Kubernetes
9 3 (0.15%) Puppet
9 3 (0.15%) TIBCO Hawk
10 2 (0.10%) Graphite
10 2 (0.10%) Kibana
10 2 (0.10%) logstash
10 2 (0.10%) vMotion
10 2 (0.10%) WSUS
10 2 (0.10%) ZABBIX
11 1 (0.051%) Salt
Vendors
1 526 (26.96%) Microsoft
2 248 (12.71%) Oracle
3 117 (6.00%) VMware
4 76 (3.90%) Citrix
5 56 (2.87%) IBM
6 55 (2.82%) HP
7 53 (2.72%) NetApp
8 48 (2.46%) Cisco
9 39 (2.00%) Red Hat
10 38 (1.95%) Google
11 37 (1.90%) EMC
12 33 (1.69%) SAP
13 29 (1.49%) CheckPoint
14 26 (1.33%) Cognos
15 24 (1.23%) Telerik
16 23 (1.18%) 3PAR
17 21 (1.08%) BMC
17 21 (1.08%) Juniper
17 21 (1.08%) SolarWinds
17 21 (1.08%) Tableau
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: DOE
Posted: Yesterday
Redditch, Worcestershire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £28000 - £34000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Kyna Associates
Salary: £30000 - £45000 Per Annum bonus, benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Kingfisher Consultancy
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + pen/health/25 hols/gym
Posted: Yesterday
Warwick, Warwickshire
Iress
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
QUANTICA
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Car Allowance
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Computer People
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Full package on offer
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Network ITR
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands (County)
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum + extensive benefits package
Posted: 21 hours ago
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £27000 Per Annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Evesham, Worcestershire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Shrewsbury, Shropshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Rugeley, Staffordshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £24500.00 - £27500.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Green Thompson Consulting
Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £Excellent salary + cracking benefits!
Posted: 4 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Certes Computing Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Erin Associates
Salary: £40000 per annum + Bonus & excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Kyna Associates
Salary: £30000 - £45000 Per Annum bonus, benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Staffordshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £37000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Flexible Working
Posted: 2 days ago
Walsall, West Midlands (County)
Certes Computing Ltd
Salary: £36500 - £44600 per annum + Pension, Holidays
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £40000 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Cornucopia IT Resourcing
Salary: From £30,000 to £38,000 per annum PLUS pension + Flexi time + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Redditch, Worcestershire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago