Period
to

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 14 August 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
14 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 9 6 6
Rank change year-on-year -3 0 -1
Permanent jobs citing SQL 1,327 1,237 632
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands 15.32% 19.08% 19.66%
As % of the Programming Languages category 38.21% 41.89% 40.03%
Number of salaries quoted 908 1,055 544
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,600 £26,250
25th Percentile £40,475 £36,250 £33,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%
75th Percentile £65,000 £55,125 £55,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £68,750 £63,750
England median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +9.52% - +5.00%

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 3,473 2,953 1,579
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 40.10% 45.54% 49.11%
Number of salaries quoted 2,248 2,335 1,342
10th Percentile £33,750 £30,750 £29,025
25th Percentile £41,250 £37,500 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £48,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.38% +6.67% +5.88%
75th Percentile £68,750 £62,500 £56,250
90th Percentile £82,970 £77,500 £64,750
England median annual salary £62,500 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +8.70% +4.55% +4.76%

SQL
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing SQL as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing SQL in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for SQL in the West Midlands

SQL
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Salary distribution for jobs citing SQL in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 14 August 2022.

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 14 August 2022. 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
Jobs
Birmingham 0 606 £55,000 +10.00% 77
Staffordshire +2 214 £41,750 +11.33% 30
Warwickshire -35 149 £42,500 -6.59% 13
Coventry -13 115 £45,000 - 12
Worcestershire -7 46 £42,500 +13.33% 16
Shropshire -4 39 £53,750 +19.44% 13
Solihull -3 26 £50,000 +17.65% 5
West Bromwich -5 13 £47,500 -9.52% 2
Wolverhampton -6 11 £37,500 -21.05% 4
Herefordshire -16 6 £42,500 -5.56% 2
Walsall -3 5 £31,500 -28.41% 2
Halesowen +2 3 £33,500 +34.00% 2
Dudley -1 3 - - 1
Bilston +3 1 £47,500 +21.79%
Wednesbury +3 1 £47,500 -
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 14 August 2022, 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.

1 651 (49.06%) Azure
2 520 (39.19%) Agile
3 495 (37.30%) SQL Server
4 485 (36.55%) Microsoft
5 435 (32.78%) C#
6 417 (31.42%) .NET
7 384 (28.94%) JavaScript
8 351 (26.45%) Social Skills
9 334 (25.17%) DevOps
10 311 (23.44%) HTML
11 292 (22.00%) CSS
12 273 (20.57%) .NET Core
13 272 (20.50%) Git (software)
14 258 (19.44%) Business Intelligence
15 253 (19.07%) Python
16 250 (18.84%) Analytics
17 237 (17.86%) AWS
18 236 (17.78%) .NET Framework
19 234 (17.63%) MVC
20 231 (17.41%) Azure DevOps
21 226 (17.03%) React
22 223 (16.80%) Power Platform
23 216 (16.28%) Java
24 212 (15.98%) Finance
25 203 (15.30%) Windows
26 202 (15.22%) Power BI
26 202 (15.22%) Unit Testing
27 197 (14.85%) Process Improvement
28 194 (14.62%) jQuery
29 193 (14.54%) Data Warehouse

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 36 (2.71%) SharePoint
2 33 (2.49%) IIS
3 28 (2.11%) Apache Airflow
4 25 (1.88%) CMS
5 21 (1.58%) Apache Spark
6 20 (1.51%) BizTalk Server
7 19 (1.43%) Umbraco
8 18 (1.36%) Apache
9 15 (1.13%) Confluence
10 10 (0.75%) MS Exchange
11 8 (0.60%) ColdFusion
12 7 (0.53%) SAS
13 3 (0.23%) Skype for Business
13 3 (0.23%) WordPress
14 2 (0.15%) ArcGIS
14 2 (0.15%) Kentico
14 2 (0.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 2 (0.15%) Tomcat
15 1 (0.075%) OpenEdge
15 1 (0.075%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 71 (5.35%) Microsoft Excel
2 64 (4.82%) Microsoft Office
3 13 (0.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 11 (0.83%) Spreadsheet
5 5 (0.38%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.075%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.075%) MicroStation
6 1 (0.075%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.075%) ProjectWise
6 1 (0.075%) Revit
Business Applications
1 10 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.45%) Magento
2 6 (0.45%) SAP MDG
2 6 (0.45%) SAP S/4HANA
3 4 (0.30%) Dynamics NAV
3 4 (0.30%) Exstream
4 3 (0.23%) Dynamics GP
4 3 (0.23%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 2 (0.15%) assyst
5 2 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.15%) Elite 3E
5 2 (0.15%) Northgate Housing
5 2 (0.15%) Sage 200
6 1 (0.075%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.075%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.075%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.075%) Sage 1000
6 1 (0.075%) SAP Business One
6 1 (0.075%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.075%) SAP MII
Cloud Services
1 651 (49.06%) Azure
2 237 (17.86%) AWS
3 231 (17.41%) Azure DevOps
4 223 (16.80%) Power Platform
5 187 (14.09%) Serverless
6 155 (11.68%) Azure Functions
7 152 (11.45%) Azure Service Bus
8 106 (7.99%) GCP
9 68 (5.12%) Azure Data Factory
10 60 (4.52%) Microsoft 365
11 57 (4.30%) Azure Cosmos DB
12 54 (4.07%) SaaS
12 54 (4.07%) Snowflake
13 46 (3.47%) GitHub
14 34 (2.56%) PaaS
15 33 (2.49%) Matillion
16 31 (2.34%) Azure Synapse Analytics
17 27 (2.03%) Dynamics 365
18 23 (1.73%) IaaS
19 21 (1.58%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 37 (2.79%) DNS
2 33 (2.49%) Firewall
3 30 (2.26%) DHCP
4 27 (2.03%) SSL
5 22 (1.66%) Internet
6 21 (1.58%) LAN
6 21 (1.58%) WAN
7 17 (1.28%) TCP/IP
8 16 (1.21%) VoIP
9 13 (0.98%) HTTP
10 12 (0.90%) SAN
11 9 (0.68%) SSH
12 8 (0.60%) VPN
13 7 (0.53%) VLAN
13 7 (0.53%) Wi-Fi
14 6 (0.45%) AMQP
14 6 (0.45%) PuTTY
15 4 (0.30%) FTP
15 4 (0.30%) IP Telephony
16 3 (0.23%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 495 (37.30%) SQL Server
2 202 (15.22%) Power BI
3 193 (14.54%) Data Warehouse
4 129 (9.72%) Data Lake
5 104 (7.84%) NoSQL
6 90 (6.78%) Tableau
7 75 (5.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 72 (5.43%) Azure SQL Database
9 61 (4.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 59 (4.45%) MySQL
11 57 (4.30%) PostgreSQL
12 56 (4.22%) Relational Database
13 55 (4.14%) MongoDB
14 51 (3.84%) Big Data
15 41 (3.09%) Elasticsearch
16 34 (2.56%) Star Schema
17 32 (2.41%) Hadoop
18 29 (2.19%) Looker
19 28 (2.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
20 25 (1.88%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 272 (20.50%) Git (software)
2 157 (11.83%) Team Foundation Server
3 65 (4.90%) GitLab
4 52 (3.92%) JIRA
5 49 (3.69%) Jenkins
6 30 (2.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 23 (1.73%) Visual Studio
8 22 (1.66%) CircleCI
9 17 (1.28%) Maven
9 17 (1.28%) Selenium
10 15 (1.13%) Cucumber
11 12 (0.90%) SoapUI
12 11 (0.83%) Subversion
13 9 (0.68%) Bitbucket
13 9 (0.68%) JUnit
14 8 (0.60%) Postman
15 7 (0.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 6 (0.45%) Ant
16 6 (0.45%) Toad
17 5 (0.38%) ERwin
General
1 351 (26.45%) Social Skills
2 212 (15.98%) Finance
3 167 (12.58%) Analytical Skills
4 74 (5.58%) Marketing
5 67 (5.05%) Law
6 51 (3.84%) Retail
7 43 (3.24%) Automotive
8 40 (3.01%) Banking
9 38 (2.86%) Manufacturing
9 38 (2.86%) Public Sector
10 26 (1.96%) Telecoms
11 23 (1.73%) Documentation Skills
12 21 (1.58%) Legal
13 20 (1.51%) Presentation Skills
14 17 (1.28%) Advertising
15 15 (1.13%) Influencing Skills
16 12 (0.90%) Games
17 10 (0.75%) Electronics
18 8 (0.60%) Organisational Skills
19 7 (0.53%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 521 (39.26%) Developer
2 194 (14.62%) Analyst
3 165 (12.43%) .NET Developer
4 124 (9.34%) Senior Developer
5 116 (8.74%) Data Engineer
6 98 (7.39%) Software Developer
7 84 (6.33%) Architect
8 70 (5.28%) Full Stack Developer
9 63 (4.75%) Senior .NET Developer
10 51 (3.84%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 49 (3.69%) Software Engineer
12 48 (3.62%) SQL Developer
13 46 (3.47%) Azure Engineer
14 45 (3.39%) Data Architect
14 45 (3.39%) Java Developer
15 43 (3.24%) DevOps Engineer
16 42 (3.17%) C# Developer
17 40 (3.01%) Junior
18 39 (2.94%) Data Analyst
19 36 (2.71%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 417 (31.42%) .NET
2 311 (23.44%) HTML
3 292 (22.00%) CSS
4 273 (20.57%) .NET Core
5 236 (17.78%) .NET Framework
6 226 (17.03%) React
7 194 (14.62%) jQuery
8 174 (13.11%) Entity Framework
9 157 (11.83%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 92 (6.93%) AngularJS
11 88 (6.63%) REST
12 82 (6.18%) ASP.NET
13 73 (5.50%) SOAP
14 71 (5.35%) RESTful
15 56 (4.22%) JSON
16 55 (4.14%) XML
17 52 (3.92%) Web Services
18 49 (3.69%) Spring
19 32 (2.41%) ASP.NET Web API
20 31 (2.34%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 78 (5.88%) Data Structures
2 58 (4.37%) Self-Motivation
3 43 (3.24%) Management Information System
4 35 (2.64%) Clustering
5 31 (2.34%) AS400
6 24 (1.81%) Legacy Systems
7 21 (1.58%) Mobile App
8 20 (1.51%) Greenfield Project
9 19 (1.43%) Algorithms
10 17 (1.28%) iSeries
11 16 (1.21%) Housing Association
12 15 (1.13%) Life Science
12 15 (1.13%) Public Cloud
13 14 (1.06%) Data Protection Act
13 14 (1.06%) Mainframe
13 14 (1.06%) User Experience
14 13 (0.98%) e-Health
14 13 (0.98%) Linux Command Line
15 12 (0.90%) Cloud Native
15 12 (0.90%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 203 (15.30%) Windows
2 156 (11.76%) Android
3 151 (11.38%) Apple iOS
4 148 (11.15%) Linux
5 109 (8.21%) Windows Server
6 90 (6.78%) Unix
7 21 (1.58%) Windows Server 2016
8 18 (1.36%) Solaris
9 17 (1.28%) Windows Server 2019
10 16 (1.21%) Windows 10
11 14 (1.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 14 (1.06%) SUSE
12 12 (0.90%) Windows Server 2012
13 11 (0.83%) AIX
14 6 (0.45%) OS/400
15 5 (0.38%) Ubuntu
15 5 (0.38%) Windows 7
16 3 (0.23%) VMS
17 2 (0.15%) CentOS
17 2 (0.15%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 520 (39.19%) Agile
2 334 (25.17%) DevOps
3 258 (19.44%) Business Intelligence
4 250 (18.84%) Analytics
5 234 (17.63%) MVC
6 202 (15.22%) Unit Testing
7 197 (14.85%) Process Improvement
8 184 (13.87%) Problem-Solving
9 167 (12.58%) ETL
10 165 (12.43%) User Stories
11 159 (11.98%) Data Modelling
12 157 (11.83%) Product Roadmap
13 146 (11.00%) Dependency Injection
14 145 (10.93%) Scrum
15 130 (9.80%) CI/CD
16 118 (8.89%) Full Stack Development
17 110 (8.29%) Data Engineering
18 109 (8.21%) Software Engineering
19 98 (7.39%) Visualisation
20 97 (7.31%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 435 (32.78%) C#
2 384 (28.94%) JavaScript
3 253 (19.07%) Python
4 216 (16.28%) Java
5 151 (11.38%) T-SQL
6 71 (5.35%) PowerShell
7 48 (3.62%) PHP
8 41 (3.09%) C
9 38 (2.86%) PL/SQL
10 34 (2.56%) Go
11 30 (2.26%) Bash
12 28 (2.11%) Perl
12 28 (2.11%) R
13 25 (1.88%) TypeScript
14 20 (1.51%) VB
15 19 (1.43%) VBA
16 17 (1.28%) Ruby
17 16 (1.21%) VB.NET
18 13 (0.98%) C++
19 10 (0.75%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 92 (6.93%) Degree
2 33 (2.49%) Security Cleared
3 32 (2.41%) ISTQB
3 32 (2.41%) Microsoft Certification
4 28 (2.11%) SC Cleared
5 22 (1.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 13 (0.98%) Master's Degree
7 11 (0.83%) Computer Science Degree
7 11 (0.83%) MCSE
8 9 (0.68%) MCSA
9 8 (0.60%) ISEB
9 8 (0.60%) Numerate Degree
10 7 (0.53%) ITIL Certification
11 6 (0.45%) TOGAF Certification
12 5 (0.38%) CCNA
12 5 (0.38%) CCNP
12 5 (0.38%) Cisco Certification
12 5 (0.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 3 (0.23%) HND
14 2 (0.15%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 101 (7.61%) Data Quality
2 46 (3.47%) QA
3 39 (2.94%) SLA
4 34 (2.56%) GDPR
5 9 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 8 (0.60%) Accessibility
7 6 (0.45%) PMO
8 2 (0.15%) COBIT
8 2 (0.15%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.075%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.075%) IASME
9 1 (0.075%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.075%) WCAG
System Software
1 137 (10.32%) Docker
2 91 (6.86%) Active Directory
3 35 (2.64%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (0.98%) VMware ESXi
5 12 (0.90%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (0.45%) Hyper-V
7 5 (0.38%) Oracle RAC
7 5 (0.38%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 3 (0.23%) HDFS
9 2 (0.15%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 2 (0.15%) vSphere
9 2 (0.15%) XenApp
9 2 (0.15%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 192 (14.47%) Terraform
2 124 (9.34%) Kubernetes
3 35 (2.64%) Ansible
4 18 (1.36%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 17 (1.28%) Puppet
6 16 (1.21%) Microsoft Intune
6 16 (1.21%) WSUS
7 14 (1.06%) Microsoft Clustering
7 14 (1.06%) SCCM
8 12 (0.90%) NetBackup
9 11 (0.83%) Active Directory Federation Services
10 8 (0.60%) Grafana
10 8 (0.60%) Single Sign-On
11 7 (0.53%) Prometheus
11 7 (0.53%) Rancher
12 6 (0.45%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
13 5 (0.38%) Argo
13 5 (0.38%) Istio
13 5 (0.38%) Oracle ZFS
14 4 (0.30%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 485 (36.55%) Microsoft
2 148 (11.15%) Xamarin
3 118 (8.89%) Oracle
4 68 (5.12%) VMware
5 52 (3.92%) Google
6 46 (3.47%) Databricks
7 33 (2.49%) Salesforce.com
8 31 (2.34%) SAP
9 25 (1.88%) Sun
10 23 (1.73%) ServiceNow
11 22 (1.66%) MuleSoft
12 20 (1.51%) WSO2
13 19 (1.43%) Cisco
14 17 (1.28%) Red Hat
14 17 (1.28%) Veritas
15 15 (1.13%) IBM
16 14 (1.06%) Remedy
17 13 (0.98%) Informatica
18 12 (0.90%) Citrix
18 12 (0.90%) Dell