Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
17 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 4 4 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 -1
Permanent jobs citing SQL 1,419 1,628 2,205
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 19.45% 18.92% 22.25%
As % of the Programming Languages category 43.97% 43.36% 42.18%
Number of salaries quoted 1,237 1,439 1,970
West Midlands median annual salary £44,000 £41,913 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.98% +4.78% +6.67%
10th Percentile £26,500 £26,000 £23,750
90th Percentile £62,500 £58,750 £57,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £48,750 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.56% +8.33% -

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 3,227 3,755 5,227
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 44.24% 43.64% 52.74%
Number of salaries quoted 2,776 3,199 4,555
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £27,125 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £62,750 £57,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% 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 17 October 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 17 October 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 0 470 £45,000 +3.45% 111
Staffordshire 0 212 £40,000 - 50
Warwickshire +8 187 £42,500 +6.25% 31
Coventry -1 168 £47,500 +5.56% 31
Worcestershire +3 97 £35,000 -11.69% 35
Shropshire +2 72 £37,500 - 14
Herefordshire +6 56 £50,000 - 8
Solihull 0 54 £45,000 +3.45% 12
Sutton Coldfield -1 28 £37,500 -6.25% 8
Walsall -6 8 £35,000 - 5
Halesowen 0 7 £45,000 +125.00% 5
Wolverhampton +4 5 £50,000 +25.00% 4
Dudley -15 2 £30,000 -11.76% 3
Wednesbury - 2 £47,500 -
Tipton -4 1 £27,500 -22.54%
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 17 October 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.

1 449 (31.64%) C#
2 442 (31.15%) SQL Server
3 434 (30.58%) Agile Software Development
4 411 (28.96%) .NET
5 397 (27.98%) Microsoft
6 313 (22.06%) Azure
7 267 (18.82%) Business Intelligence
8 243 (17.12%) JavaScript
9 230 (16.21%) Problem-Solving
10 227 (16.00%) ASP.NET
11 214 (15.08%) T-SQL
12 207 (14.59%) Windows
13 192 (13.53%) Finance
14 184 (12.97%) AWS
15 181 (12.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 167 (11.77%) Oracle
17 165 (11.63%) Java
18 164 (11.56%) Analytical Skills
19 162 (11.42%) ETL
20 158 (11.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
21 156 (10.99%) HTML
22 151 (10.64%) Data Warehouse
23 148 (10.43%) CSS
24 145 (10.22%) Git (software)
25 144 (10.15%) Web Services
25 144 (10.15%) Scrum
26 143 (10.08%) AngularJS
26 143 (10.08%) Power Platform
27 142 (10.01%) Power BI
28 139 (9.80%) Degree

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 50 (3.52%) SharePoint
2 40 (2.82%) SAS
3 32 (2.26%) IIS
4 30 (2.11%) Confluence
5 25 (1.76%) MS Exchange
6 17 (1.20%) CMS
7 14 (0.99%) SharePoint Server
8 13 (0.92%) Apache
9 11 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2010
10 8 (0.56%) Apache Spark
10 8 (0.56%) Umbraco
11 7 (0.49%) BizTalk Server
11 7 (0.49%) Drupal
11 7 (0.49%) Elasticsearch
12 6 (0.42%) JBoss
12 6 (0.42%) Sitecore CMS
13 5 (0.35%) IBM Notes
13 5 (0.35%) nginx
13 5 (0.35%) WebLogic
13 5 (0.35%) WordPress
Applications
1 84 (5.92%) Microsoft Excel
2 52 (3.66%) Microsoft Office
3 16 (1.13%) S-PLUS
4 12 (0.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.35%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.14%) SPSS
7 1 (0.070%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.070%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.070%) SPSS Modeler
7 1 (0.070%) Stata
Business Applications
1 15 (1.06%) Dynamics NAV
1 15 (1.06%) SAP Business One
2 14 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
3 10 (0.70%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 9 (0.63%) Dynamics GP
5 6 (0.42%) Maximo
5 6 (0.42%) OPENHousing
6 5 (0.35%) Cognos Planning
6 5 (0.35%) Cognos TM1
6 5 (0.35%) Infor SunSystems
6 5 (0.35%) Oracle Applications
6 5 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
6 5 (0.35%) Oracle EBS R12
6 5 (0.35%) Workfront
7 4 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
7 4 (0.28%) OpenText VIM for SAP
8 3 (0.21%) FastStats
8 3 (0.21%) FastStats PeopleStage
8 3 (0.21%) NetSuite
8 3 (0.21%) Sage CRM
Cloud Services
1 313 (22.06%) Azure
2 184 (12.97%) AWS
3 143 (10.08%) Power Platform
4 78 (5.50%) Office 365
5 44 (3.10%) PaaS
6 43 (3.03%) Azure Active Directory
7 41 (2.89%) Serverless
8 40 (2.82%) IaaS
9 34 (2.40%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 34 (2.40%) Amazon EC2
9 34 (2.40%) Amazon S3
10 32 (2.26%) Cloud Computing
11 30 (2.11%) GCP
12 24 (1.69%) AWS CloudFormation
12 24 (1.69%) AWS Lambda
13 23 (1.62%) Amazon ECS
13 23 (1.62%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 17 (1.20%) SaaS
15 15 (1.06%) Dynamics 365
16 13 (0.92%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 34 (2.40%) Firewall
2 33 (2.33%) DNS
3 29 (2.04%) SAN
4 25 (1.76%) LAN
5 24 (1.69%) Internet
5 24 (1.69%) WAN
6 22 (1.55%) DHCP
7 20 (1.41%) SSH
8 19 (1.34%) Wireless
9 16 (1.13%) HTTP
10 15 (1.06%) TCP/IP
10 15 (1.06%) VPN
11 14 (0.99%) FTP
11 14 (0.99%) SMTP
12 12 (0.85%) MQTT
12 12 (0.85%) SMS
13 10 (0.70%) NAS
14 9 (0.63%) Remote Desktop
15 8 (0.56%) WLAN
16 7 (0.49%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 442 (31.15%) SQL Server
2 181 (12.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 158 (11.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 151 (10.64%) Data Warehouse
5 142 (10.01%) Power BI
6 120 (8.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 110 (7.75%) MySQL
8 78 (5.50%) Relational Database
9 60 (4.23%) MongoDB
10 58 (4.09%) NoSQL
11 56 (3.95%) Azure SQL Database
12 47 (3.31%) QlikView
13 44 (3.10%) Big Data
14 43 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
15 39 (2.75%) Oracle Database
16 38 (2.68%) SQLite
17 37 (2.61%) Amazon RDS
17 37 (2.61%) SQL Server 2012
18 31 (2.18%) BusinessObjects
19 30 (2.11%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 145 (10.22%) Git (software)
2 94 (6.62%) Visual Studio
3 71 (5.00%) Selenium
4 66 (4.65%) Jenkins
5 64 (4.51%) JIRA
6 55 (3.88%) Team Foundation Server
7 37 (2.61%) Maven
8 28 (1.97%) Oracle Forms
9 25 (1.76%) Visual Studio Team System
10 23 (1.62%) Artifactory
10 23 (1.62%) Subversion
11 17 (1.20%) Bitbucket
12 16 (1.13%) JUnit
13 15 (1.06%) Protractor
14 14 (0.99%) JMeter
15 13 (0.92%) SpecFlow
16 10 (0.70%) TeamCity
17 9 (0.63%) Eclipse
18 7 (0.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 7 (0.49%) Toad
General
1 192 (13.53%) Finance
2 75 (5.29%) Retail
3 64 (4.51%) Marketing
4 42 (2.96%) Games
5 29 (2.04%) Telecoms
6 28 (1.97%) Public Sector
7 25 (1.76%) Manufacturing
8 15 (1.06%) Legal
9 14 (0.99%) Billing
10 10 (0.70%) General Ledger
11 7 (0.49%) Social Housing
12 6 (0.42%) Banking
12 6 (0.42%) Law
12 6 (0.42%) Local Government
13 5 (0.35%) Electronics
14 4 (0.28%) Automotive
15 3 (0.21%) Advertising
15 3 (0.21%) Back Office
16 2 (0.14%) Aerospace
16 2 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 618 (43.55%) Developer
2 260 (18.32%) Analyst
3 183 (12.90%) .NET Developer
4 123 (8.67%) Senior Developer
5 107 (7.54%) SQL Developer
6 105 (7.40%) C# Developer
7 97 (6.84%) Software Developer
8 76 (5.36%) C# .NET Developer
9 73 (5.14%) Architect
9 73 (5.14%) Consultant
9 73 (5.14%) Data Analyst
10 66 (4.65%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 65 (4.58%) Applications Support
12 63 (4.44%) Support Analyst
13 50 (3.52%) Full Stack Developer
14 47 (3.31%) Applications Support Analyst
15 45 (3.17%) Junior
16 42 (2.96%) Java Developer
16 42 (2.96%) Senior .NET Developer
17 38 (2.68%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 411 (28.96%) .NET
2 227 (16.00%) ASP.NET
3 156 (10.99%) HTML
4 148 (10.43%) CSS
5 144 (10.15%) Web Services
6 143 (10.08%) AngularJS
7 97 (6.84%) .NET Framework
8 91 (6.41%) XML
9 88 (6.20%) ASP.NET Web API
10 81 (5.71%) ASP.NET MVC
11 72 (5.07%) jQuery
12 65 (4.58%) Spring
13 55 (3.88%) .NET Core
14 53 (3.74%) REST
15 50 (3.52%) RESTful
16 47 (3.31%) React
17 46 (3.24%) Node.js
18 44 (3.10%) HTML5
18 44 (3.10%) JSON
18 44 (3.10%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 164 (11.56%) Analytical Skills
2 75 (5.29%) Greenfield Project
3 67 (4.72%) Self-Motivation
4 60 (4.23%) Management Information System
5 58 (4.09%) Data Centre
6 49 (3.45%) Mobile App
7 39 (2.75%) Public Cloud
8 32 (2.26%) Hybrid Cloud
8 32 (2.26%) User Experience
9 27 (1.90%) Private Cloud
10 23 (1.62%) Xbox
11 20 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
12 19 (1.34%) Clustering
13 16 (1.13%) CCTV
14 13 (0.92%) Algorithms
14 13 (0.92%) Replication
15 12 (0.85%) Smart Home
16 10 (0.70%) Data Structures
17 9 (0.63%) iPad
18 7 (0.49%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 207 (14.59%) Windows
2 111 (7.82%) Linux
3 90 (6.34%) Unix
4 75 (5.29%) Windows Server
5 17 (1.20%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (1.13%) Windows 10
7 15 (1.06%) Windows Server 2012
8 14 (0.99%) Android
8 14 (0.99%) Windows Server 2003
9 13 (0.92%) Windows 7
10 12 (0.85%) CentOS
11 11 (0.78%) Apple iOS
12 10 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 9 (0.63%) Kali Linux
13 9 (0.63%) Windows XP
14 8 (0.56%) Windows Vista
15 7 (0.49%) Data ONTAP
15 7 (0.49%) Windows Mobile
16 5 (0.35%) Mac OS X
17 4 (0.28%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 434 (30.58%) Agile Software Development
2 267 (18.82%) Business Intelligence
3 230 (16.21%) Problem-Solving
4 162 (11.42%) ETL
5 144 (10.15%) Scrum
6 139 (9.80%) MVC
7 133 (9.37%) DevOps
8 129 (9.09%) Analytics
9 119 (8.39%) Mentoring
10 111 (7.82%) TDD
11 109 (7.68%) Test Automation
12 96 (6.77%) OO
12 96 (6.77%) Project Management
13 94 (6.62%) Computer Science
14 86 (6.06%) Migration
14 86 (6.06%) Software Engineering
15 85 (5.99%) Web Development
16 84 (5.92%) SDLC
17 80 (5.64%) ITIL
18 75 (5.29%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 449 (31.64%) C#
2 243 (17.12%) JavaScript
3 214 (15.08%) T-SQL
4 165 (11.63%) Java
5 110 (7.75%) Python
6 67 (4.72%) PL/SQL
7 63 (4.44%) VB.NET
8 57 (4.02%) PowerShell
9 46 (3.24%) C
10 28 (1.97%) R
11 27 (1.90%) PHP
12 22 (1.55%) TypeScript
13 19 (1.34%) VBA
14 14 (0.99%) C++
15 13 (0.92%) Java 8
15 13 (0.92%) VB
16 12 (0.85%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
17 10 (0.70%) Perl
17 10 (0.70%) VBScript
18 9 (0.63%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 139 (9.80%) Degree
2 52 (3.66%) Microsoft Certification
3 32 (2.26%) ISTQB
4 22 (1.55%) HND
5 21 (1.48%) Security Cleared
6 20 (1.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 15 (1.06%) Computer Science Degree
7 15 (1.06%) MCSA
8 12 (0.85%) MCP
8 12 (0.85%) MCSE
8 12 (0.85%) SC Cleared
9 6 (0.42%) ISEB
10 4 (0.28%) HNC
11 3 (0.21%) MCSD
12 2 (0.14%) DBS Check
12 2 (0.14%) MCPD
12 2 (0.14%) Numerate Degree
12 2 (0.14%) PMI Certification
12 2 (0.14%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
12 2 (0.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 132 (9.30%) QA
2 54 (3.81%) Data Quality
3 43 (3.03%) SLA
4 14 (0.99%) GDPR
5 8 (0.56%) Solvency II
6 4 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.28%) PMO
7 3 (0.21%) Actionable Recommendations
8 1 (0.070%) BS7666
8 1 (0.070%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.070%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.070%) ISO 13485
8 1 (0.070%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 116 (8.17%) Active Directory
2 71 (5.00%) Hyper-V
2 71 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 53 (3.74%) Docker
3 53 (3.74%) Virtual Machines
4 17 (1.20%) VMware ESXi
4 17 (1.20%) vSphere
5 15 (1.06%) Virtual Servers
6 12 (0.85%) XenApp
7 9 (0.63%) XenDesktop
8 7 (0.49%) DFS Replication
9 6 (0.42%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 5 (0.35%) Forefront TMG
11 4 (0.28%) Postfix
11 4 (0.28%) Terminal Services
12 3 (0.21%) Firmware
13 2 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
14 1 (0.070%) HDFS
14 1 (0.070%) KVM
14 1 (0.070%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 43 (3.03%) Terraform
2 36 (2.54%) Ansible
3 34 (2.40%) SCCM
4 25 (1.76%) Kubernetes
5 20 (1.41%) Backup Exec
6 16 (1.13%) Puppet
7 13 (0.92%) NetBackup
8 11 (0.78%) Packer
8 11 (0.78%) SCOM
8 11 (0.78%) WSUS
9 10 (0.70%) FortiGate
10 9 (0.63%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 9 (0.63%) Netcool
10 9 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
11 7 (0.49%) Nessus
11 7 (0.49%) SCVMM
12 6 (0.42%) AirWatch
12 6 (0.42%) Microsoft Clustering
12 6 (0.42%) Microsoft Intune
13 5 (0.35%) Consul
Vendors
1 397 (27.98%) Microsoft
2 167 (11.77%) Oracle
3 88 (6.20%) VMware
4 55 (3.88%) Tableau
5 52 (3.66%) Cognos
6 42 (2.96%) SAP
7 38 (2.68%) IBM
8 27 (1.90%) Veeam
9 26 (1.83%) Google
10 25 (1.76%) Citrix
11 23 (1.62%) Cisco
12 17 (1.20%) Cloudera
13 16 (1.13%) HP
14 14 (0.99%) Remedy
14 14 (0.99%) Symantec
15 11 (0.78%) Infor
15 11 (0.78%) McAfee
15 11 (0.78%) NetApp
16 10 (0.70%) Atlassian
16 10 (0.70%) Splunk