Period
to 20 November 2018

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 20 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 4 3 2
Rank change year-on-year -1 -1 0
Permanent jobs citing SQL 1,646 2,172 2,325
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 19.40% 21.50% 20.56%
As % of the Programming Languages category 44.47% 41.53% 44.90%
Number of salaries quoted 1,443 1,930 1,998
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £58,750 £58,750 £55,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - -

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 3,701 5,230 5,178
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 43.63% 51.77% 45.78%
Number of salaries quoted 3,118 4,519 4,321
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £25,350 £25,100 £23,500
90th Percentile £63,750 £58,750 £57,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%

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 20 November 2018.

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 20 November 2018. 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 0 638 £44,000 -2.22% 162
Staffordshire +1 254 £40,000 +6.67% 91
Coventry +2 226 £45,000 +9.09% 28
Warwickshire -3 127 £45,000 +28.57% 33
Shropshire +9 71 £40,000 +3.23% 27
Worcestershire -4 67 £39,250 +12.14% 22
Sutton Coldfield -3 65 £40,000 - 5
Solihull -3 47 £45,000 - 13
Herefordshire -4 29 £45,000 -5.26% 9
Walsall 0 21 £35,000 -17.65% 6
Wolverhampton -10 16 £40,000 +15.94% 7
Dudley -12 15 £33,000 -12.00% 2
West Bromwich 0 3 £50,500 +1.00%
Tipton - 2 £35,500 -
Halesowen +27 1 £20,000 -33.33% 3
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 2018, 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.

1 572 (34.75%) SQL Server
2 554 (33.66%) C#
3 519 (31.53%) Microsoft
4 516 (31.35%) .NET
5 472 (28.68%) Agile Software Development
6 430 (26.12%) JavaScript
7 361 (21.93%) HTML
8 322 (19.56%) CSS
9 289 (17.56%) T-SQL
10 287 (17.44%) MVC
11 285 (17.31%) Windows
12 270 (16.40%) Java
13 268 (16.28%) Microsoft Azure
14 258 (15.67%) ASP.NET
15 253 (15.37%) Business Intelligence
16 247 (15.01%) Finance
17 242 (14.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 211 (12.82%) AngularJS
19 196 (11.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 190 (11.54%) Web Services
21 178 (10.81%) Degree
22 176 (10.69%) Problem-Solving
23 165 (10.02%) Linux
24 163 (9.90%) Scrum
24 163 (9.90%) Web Development
25 161 (9.78%) Analytical Skills
26 158 (9.60%) TDD
27 157 (9.54%) Visual Studio
28 154 (9.36%) jQuery
29 148 (8.99%) Amazon AWS

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 60 (3.65%) SharePoint
2 40 (2.43%) Tomcat
3 35 (2.13%) CMS
4 34 (2.07%) IIS
5 33 (2.00%) MS Exchange
6 31 (1.88%) Umbraco
7 26 (1.58%) Apache
8 25 (1.52%) Confluence
9 20 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2003
9 20 (1.22%) nginx
10 18 (1.09%) JBoss
11 13 (0.79%) SAS
12 12 (0.73%) WebSphere
13 11 (0.67%) BizTalk Server
14 10 (0.61%) Drupal
14 10 (0.61%) WordPress
15 9 (0.55%) Joomla!
16 8 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2013
17 6 (0.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 6 (0.36%) WebLogic
Applications
1 122 (7.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 111 (6.74%) Microsoft Office
3 15 (0.91%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (0.61%) Photoshop
5 9 (0.55%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 6 (0.36%) MS Visio
7 3 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
8 2 (0.12%) Maya
9 1 (0.061%) Mingle
9 1 (0.061%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.061%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 26 (1.58%) Dynamics NAV
2 22 (1.34%) Dynamics CRM
3 17 (1.03%) FastStats
4 11 (0.67%) Dynamics AX
5 10 (0.61%) SAP Business One
6 8 (0.49%) Remedy ITSM
7 6 (0.36%) NetSuite
8 4 (0.24%) Payment Gateway
8 4 (0.24%) Sage 200
8 4 (0.24%) SAP S/4HANA
9 3 (0.18%) Carpe Diem
9 3 (0.18%) Elite 3E
9 3 (0.18%) Infor LN
9 3 (0.18%) JDE OneWorld
9 3 (0.18%) Magento
9 3 (0.18%) Oracle Payroll
10 2 (0.12%) Adobe Campaign
10 2 (0.12%) Exstream
10 2 (0.12%) Infor M3
11 1 (0.061%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 268 (16.28%) Microsoft Azure
2 148 (8.99%) Amazon AWS
3 102 (6.20%) Office 365
4 50 (3.04%) Amazon EC2
4 50 (3.04%) Amazon S3
5 48 (2.92%) IaaS
6 43 (2.61%) PaaS
7 42 (2.55%) Serverless
8 41 (2.49%) Azure Active Directory
9 40 (2.43%) AWS CloudFormation
10 36 (2.19%) Cloud Computing
11 35 (2.13%) SaaS
12 31 (1.88%) Amazon SQS
13 26 (1.58%) GitHub
14 24 (1.46%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 20 (1.22%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 19 (1.15%) Amazon EMR
16 19 (1.15%) Amazon Kinesis
16 19 (1.15%) AWS Lambda
17 12 (0.73%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 54 (3.28%) Firewall
2 52 (3.16%) DNS
3 34 (2.07%) Network Security
4 32 (1.94%) SAN
5 31 (1.88%) Internet
6 29 (1.76%) TCP/IP
7 26 (1.58%) DHCP
8 22 (1.34%) Remote Desktop
9 21 (1.28%) HTTP
10 18 (1.09%) LAN
10 18 (1.09%) WAN
11 17 (1.03%) IPsec
11 17 (1.03%) VLAN
12 15 (0.91%) FTP
12 15 (0.91%) Skype
12 15 (0.91%) SSL
12 15 (0.91%) VPN
13 10 (0.61%) SSH
13 10 (0.61%) VSAN
14 9 (0.55%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 572 (34.75%) SQL Server
2 242 (14.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 196 (11.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 147 (8.93%) NoSQL
5 146 (8.87%) Relational Database
6 141 (8.57%) MySQL
7 121 (7.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 91 (5.53%) Data Warehouse
8 91 (5.53%) Power BI
9 85 (5.16%) MongoDB
10 79 (4.80%) PostgreSQL
11 72 (4.37%) Amazon RDS
12 71 (4.31%) SQL Server 2012
13 67 (4.07%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 61 (3.71%) DB2
15 52 (3.16%) Azure SQL Database
15 52 (3.16%) SQL Server 2008
16 42 (2.55%) Crystal Reports
17 39 (2.37%) Oracle Database
18 38 (2.31%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 157 (9.54%) Visual Studio
2 119 (7.23%) Git (software)
3 111 (6.74%) Team Foundation Server
4 53 (3.22%) Jenkins
5 38 (2.31%) JIRA
6 35 (2.13%) Selenium
7 34 (2.07%) Visual Studio Team System
8 31 (1.88%) Subversion
9 30 (1.82%) Maven
10 28 (1.70%) NUnit
11 24 (1.46%) JUnit
12 20 (1.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 18 (1.09%) Jasmine
14 17 (1.03%) Cucumber
14 17 (1.03%) webpack
15 16 (0.97%) Karma Test Runner
15 16 (0.97%) PhantomJS
15 16 (0.97%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
16 15 (0.91%) Eclipse
17 14 (0.85%) Bitbucket
General
1 247 (15.01%) Finance
2 80 (4.86%) Retail
3 53 (3.22%) Manufacturing
4 48 (2.92%) Advertising
5 46 (2.79%) Marketing
6 36 (2.19%) Automotive
7 22 (1.34%) Games
7 22 (1.34%) Legal
8 16 (0.97%) Telecoms
9 7 (0.43%) Multimedia
10 6 (0.36%) Banking
11 4 (0.24%) Back Office
11 4 (0.24%) Financial Institution
11 4 (0.24%) Local Government
12 3 (0.18%) General Ledger
13 1 (0.061%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.061%) Corporate Banking
13 1 (0.061%) French Language
13 1 (0.061%) Front Office
13 1 (0.061%) Law
Job Titles
1 789 (47.93%) Developer
2 234 (14.22%) Analyst
3 186 (11.30%) C# Developer
4 184 (11.18%) .NET Developer
5 134 (8.14%) Senior Developer
6 127 (7.72%) SQL Developer
7 113 (6.87%) Software Developer
8 111 (6.74%) DBA
9 96 (5.83%) Java Developer
10 95 (5.77%) C# .NET Developer
11 92 (5.59%) Architect
11 92 (5.59%) Web Developer
12 85 (5.16%) Consultant
13 73 (4.43%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 69 (4.19%) SQL DBA
15 67 (4.07%) Administrator
15 67 (4.07%) Full Stack Developer
16 66 (4.01%) Support Analyst
17 60 (3.65%) Applications Support
18 57 (3.46%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 516 (31.35%) .NET
2 361 (21.93%) HTML
3 322 (19.56%) CSS
4 258 (15.67%) ASP.NET
5 211 (12.82%) AngularJS
6 190 (11.54%) Web Services
7 154 (9.36%) jQuery
8 130 (7.90%) Spring
9 127 (7.72%) ASP.NET Web API
10 118 (7.17%) ASP.NET MVC
11 117 (7.11%) .NET Framework
12 115 (6.99%) HTML5
13 104 (6.32%) XML
14 101 (6.14%) Entity Framework
15 81 (4.92%) WCF
16 80 (4.86%) JSON
17 77 (4.68%) KnockoutJS
18 76 (4.62%) React
19 71 (4.31%) Hibernate
19 71 (4.31%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 161 (9.78%) Analytical Skills
2 92 (5.59%) Self-Motivation
3 90 (5.47%) Greenfield Project
4 84 (5.10%) Computer Science
5 68 (4.13%) Enterprise Software
6 58 (3.52%) Management Information System
7 53 (3.22%) Mobile App
8 52 (3.16%) Data Centre
9 36 (2.19%) User Experience
10 32 (1.94%) Hybrid Cloud
11 30 (1.82%) Clustering
12 28 (1.70%) Driving Licence
13 26 (1.58%) Private Cloud
14 25 (1.52%) Public Cloud
15 23 (1.40%) Fintech
15 23 (1.40%) Replication
16 19 (1.15%) Data Structures
17 17 (1.03%) iSeries
18 16 (0.97%) HP StoreVirtual
19 13 (0.79%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 285 (17.31%) Windows
2 165 (10.02%) Linux
3 109 (6.62%) Windows Server
4 78 (4.74%) Unix
5 37 (2.25%) Windows Server 2012
6 34 (2.07%) Windows 7
7 29 (1.76%) Windows 10
8 25 (1.52%) Windows 8
8 25 (1.52%) Windows Server 2003
9 23 (1.40%) Android
10 22 (1.34%) Windows Server 2008
11 14 (0.85%) Apple iOS
12 11 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 8 (0.49%) Mac OS X
14 7 (0.43%) Mac OS
14 7 (0.43%) SUSE
14 7 (0.43%) Ubuntu
15 6 (0.36%) CentOS
16 5 (0.30%) Windows XP
17 1 (0.061%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 472 (28.68%) Agile Software Development
2 287 (17.44%) MVC
3 253 (15.37%) Business Intelligence
4 176 (10.69%) Problem-Solving
5 163 (9.90%) Scrum
5 163 (9.90%) Web Development
6 158 (9.60%) TDD
7 131 (7.96%) ETL
8 128 (7.78%) Software Engineering
9 117 (7.11%) Test Automation
10 116 (7.05%) Analytics
11 108 (6.56%) Project Management
12 102 (6.20%) SDLC
13 92 (5.59%) OO
14 85 (5.16%) ITIL
15 81 (4.92%) Migration
16 78 (4.74%) DevOps
17 75 (4.56%) ERP
18 74 (4.50%) Mentoring
18 74 (4.50%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 554 (33.66%) C#
2 430 (26.12%) JavaScript
3 289 (17.56%) T-SQL
4 270 (16.40%) Java
5 129 (7.84%) Python
6 104 (6.32%) PowerShell
7 94 (5.71%) VB.NET
8 82 (4.98%) PHP
9 78 (4.74%) PL/SQL
10 45 (2.73%) Bash Shell
10 45 (2.73%) C
11 44 (2.67%) TypeScript
12 40 (2.43%) VB
13 34 (2.07%) C++
13 34 (2.07%) VBA
14 30 (1.82%) VBScript
15 29 (1.76%) Java 8
16 28 (1.70%) Ruby
17 26 (1.58%) Scala
17 26 (1.58%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 178 (10.81%) Degree
2 73 (4.43%) Microsoft Certification
3 66 (4.01%) Computer Science Degree
4 49 (2.98%) Security Cleared
5 42 (2.55%) MCSE
6 28 (1.70%) ISEB
7 23 (1.40%) Master's Degree
8 21 (1.28%) MCSA
9 19 (1.15%) SC Cleared
10 18 (1.09%) MCP
11 10 (0.61%) RHCE
11 10 (0.61%) RHCSA
12 8 (0.49%) AWS Certification
12 8 (0.49%) ISTQB
12 8 (0.49%) MCPD
13 6 (0.36%) Cisco Certification
13 6 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 5 (0.30%) CCNA
14 5 (0.30%) CCNP
14 5 (0.30%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (2.92%) SLA
2 41 (2.49%) QA
3 30 (1.82%) GDPR
4 29 (1.76%) Data Quality
5 20 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.24%) PMO
7 3 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials
7 3 (0.18%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.18%) WAI
8 1 (0.061%) Basel II
8 1 (0.061%) IAS 39
8 1 (0.061%) IFRS
8 1 (0.061%) IFRS 9
8 1 (0.061%) WCAG
System Software
1 113 (6.87%) Active Directory
2 77 (4.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 68 (4.13%) Hyper-V
4 48 (2.92%) Docker
5 28 (1.70%) Virtual Machines
6 22 (1.34%) vSphere
7 16 (0.97%) Forefront TMG
7 16 (0.97%) Terminal Services
8 14 (0.85%) XenDesktop
9 12 (0.73%) XenApp
10 10 (0.61%) XenServer
11 8 (0.49%) VMware NSX
12 6 (0.36%) Oracle RAC
12 6 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
13 5 (0.30%) HDFS
14 2 (0.12%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 2 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
15 1 (0.061%) KVM
15 1 (0.061%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 50 (3.04%) Ansible
2 33 (2.00%) Puppet
3 32 (1.94%) SCCM
4 31 (1.88%) Opscode Chef
5 28 (1.70%) WSUS
6 26 (1.58%) Terraform
7 15 (0.91%) Kubernetes
8 13 (0.79%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 9 (0.55%) Docker Swarm
9 9 (0.55%) Oracle RMAN
10 7 (0.43%) Consul
10 7 (0.43%) Grafana
10 7 (0.43%) Opsview
11 6 (0.36%) Backup Exec
11 6 (0.36%) Packer
12 5 (0.30%) Graphite
12 5 (0.30%) Linux-HA
12 5 (0.30%) Prometheus
12 5 (0.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 4 (0.24%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 519 (31.53%) Microsoft
2 140 (8.51%) Oracle
3 122 (7.41%) VMware
4 65 (3.95%) Tableau
5 48 (2.92%) Cisco
6 46 (2.79%) HP
7 42 (2.55%) SAP
8 38 (2.31%) Citrix
9 35 (2.13%) Cognos
10 31 (1.88%) Google
11 29 (1.76%) Xamarin
12 27 (1.64%) Atlassian
12 27 (1.64%) NetApp
13 24 (1.46%) Alteryx
14 23 (1.40%) IBM
15 21 (1.28%) Remedy
16 18 (1.09%) CheckPoint
17 16 (0.97%) SonicWALL
18 15 (0.91%) Dell
18 15 (0.91%) Red Hat