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 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
England / West Midlands
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 2 2 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 0  
Permanent jobs citing SQL 949 1265 1248
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 19.90% 20.49% 24.32%
As % of the Programming Languages category 41.50% 46.49% 49.50%
Number of salaries quoted 821 1091 1120
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 £27,000 £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 2287 2721 2521
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 47.96% 44.07% 49.13%
Number of salaries quoted 1974 2378 2241
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 £26,500 £25,000 £24,250
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £55,500
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.21% +2.50%  

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 28 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 28 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 +1 340 £40,000 - 60
Warwickshire -2 118 £40,000 -12.08% 13
Staffordshire 0 115 £37,500 +4.16% 17
Worcestershire +1 92 £35,000 +27.27% 21
Coventry 0 92 £42,500 +4.93% 21
Shropshire +2 47 £37,626 +21.37% 5
Solihull -6 47 £34,000 -22.28% 5
Herefordshire -1 28 £45,000 -33.33% 1
West Bromwich -1 12 £42,500 +1.19% 1
Sutton Coldfield 0 10 £35,750 -1.37% 1
Walsall +2 8 £41,000 -0.60% 2
Wolverhampton +1 7 £45,000 +22.44% 4
Halesowen - 4 £23,000 - 3
Stourbridge - 2 £45,000 - 1
Dudley 0 1 £41,500 +15.22%
SQL
England

SQL
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 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.

1 817 (42.01%) .NET
2 748 (38.46%) C#
3 728 (37.43%) SQL Server
4 574 (29.51%) JavaScript
5 541 (27.81%) HTML
6 515 (26.48%) Microsoft
7 506 (26.02%) ASP.NET
8 490 (25.19%) CSS
9 430 (22.11%) Agile Software Development
10 401 (20.62%) MVC
11 340 (17.48%) T-SQL
12 309 (15.89%) MS Excel
13 300 (15.42%) jQuery
14 295 (15.17%) Business Intelligence
15 284 (14.60%) Finance
16 282 (14.50%) Windows
17 275 (14.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 249 (12.80%) Web Development
19 244 (12.54%) Oracle
20 230 (11.83%) VB.NET
21 226 (11.62%) XML
22 211 (10.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
23 206 (10.59%) Java
24 205 (10.54%) Analytical Skills
25 199 (10.23%) Degree
26 196 (10.08%) .NET Framework
27 193 (9.92%) Web Services
28 190 (9.77%) ASP.NET MVC
29 183 (9.41%) Visual Studio
30 173 (8.89%) HTML5

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 89 (4.58%) SAS
2 81 (4.16%) IIS
3 66 (3.39%) SharePoint
4 58 (2.98%) CMS
5 34 (1.75%) JBoss
6 23 (1.18%) MS Exchange
6 23 (1.18%) Umbraco
7 22 (1.13%) WebLogic
8 20 (1.03%) BizTalk Server
9 19 (0.98%) WebSphere
10 18 (0.93%) Skype for Business
10 18 (0.93%) Tomcat
11 17 (0.87%) Elasticsearch
11 17 (0.87%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 14 (0.72%) Apache Spark
13 11 (0.57%) WordPress
14 10 (0.51%) EPiServer
14 10 (0.51%) nginx
15 9 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2003
15 9 (0.46%) GlassFish
Applications
1 309 (15.89%) MS Excel
2 58 (2.98%) MS Office
3 26 (1.34%) SPSS
4 13 (0.67%) MS PowerPoint
5 10 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
6 8 (0.41%) MS Visio
7 6 (0.31%) MS Project
8 5 (0.26%) Photoshop
9 3 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
10 2 (0.10%) Simulink
11 1 (0.051%) Blender
11 1 (0.051%) Stata
Business Applications
1 29 (1.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 26 (1.34%) Dynamics AX
3 15 (0.77%) Dynamics NAV
4 9 (0.46%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 9 (0.46%) Oracle EBS
5 8 (0.41%) Magento
5 8 (0.41%) OpenText MBPM
5 8 (0.41%) OpenText Process Suite
5 8 (0.41%) Oracle EBS R12
5 8 (0.41%) SAP Business One
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
1 149 (7.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 51 (2.62%) Amazon AWS
3 50 (2.57%) SaaS
4 34 (1.75%) Office 365
5 24 (1.23%) PaaS
6 23 (1.18%) Amazon EC2
7 18 (0.93%) IaaS
8 16 (0.82%) GitHub
9 12 (0.62%) Google Analytics
10 3 (0.15%) Intacct
11 2 (0.10%) Amazon CloudSearch
11 2 (0.10%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 2 (0.10%) Amazon SQS
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%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 40 (2.06%) DNS
2 34 (1.75%) SSL
3 33 (1.70%) Firewall
3 33 (1.70%) HTTP
4 25 (1.29%) TCP/IP
5 21 (1.08%) SAN
6 19 (0.98%) DHCP
7 15 (0.77%) LAN
8 13 (0.67%) Internet
8 13 (0.67%) Intranet
9 9 (0.46%) IPv4
9 9 (0.46%) Remote Desktop
9 9 (0.46%) VPN
9 9 (0.46%) WAN
10 5 (0.26%) HTTPS
10 5 (0.26%) NAS
11 4 (0.21%) SNMP
11 4 (0.21%) Wi-Fi
11 4 (0.21%) Wireless
12 3 (0.15%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 728 (37.43%) SQL Server
2 275 (14.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 211 (10.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 142 (7.30%) MySQL
5 141 (7.25%) Data Warehouse
6 133 (6.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 120 (6.17%) SQL Server 2008
8 115 (5.91%) Relational Database
9 80 (4.11%) SQL Server 2012
10 77 (3.96%) NoSQL
11 62 (3.19%) MongoDB
12 58 (2.98%) Big Data
12 58 (2.98%) SQL Server 2014
13 57 (2.93%) DB2
14 56 (2.88%) SQL Server 2005
15 48 (2.47%) Oracle Database
16 45 (2.31%) Power BI
17 38 (1.95%) RDBMS
18 35 (1.80%) QlikView
19 28 (1.44%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 183 (9.41%) Visual Studio
2 133 (6.84%) Git (software)
3 123 (6.32%) Team Foundation Server
4 67 (3.44%) Selenium
5 52 (2.67%) Jenkins
6 35 (1.80%) Subversion
7 32 (1.65%) JIRA
8 30 (1.54%) Cucumber
8 30 (1.54%) JUnit
9 23 (1.18%) TeamCity
10 19 (0.98%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 18 (0.93%) Mercurial
11 18 (0.93%) WebDriver
12 12 (0.62%) Octopus Deploy
12 12 (0.62%) SoapUI
13 10 (0.51%) Maven
14 9 (0.46%) MSBuild
14 9 (0.46%) PHPUnit
14 9 (0.46%) Vagrant
15 8 (0.41%) NuGet
General
1 284 (14.60%) Finance
2 116 (5.96%) Marketing
3 104 (5.35%) Retail
4 47 (2.42%) Manufacturing
5 38 (1.95%) Advertising
6 36 (1.85%) Publishing
7 33 (1.70%) Banking
8 30 (1.54%) Automotive
9 27 (1.39%) Games
10 16 (0.82%) Back Office
11 15 (0.77%) Legal
12 14 (0.72%) Electronics
12 14 (0.72%) Pharmaceutical
13 12 (0.62%) Billing
14 11 (0.57%) Telecoms
15 9 (0.46%) Music Industry
16 8 (0.41%) International Banking
17 5 (0.26%) Aerospace
17 5 (0.26%) Retail Banking
18 2 (0.10%) Law
Job Titles
1 931 (47.87%) Developer
2 408 (20.98%) .NET Developer
3 363 (18.66%) Analyst
4 274 (14.09%) C# Developer
5 220 (11.31%) SQL Developer
6 215 (11.05%) C# .NET Developer
7 159 (8.17%) Senior Developer
8 137 (7.04%) ASP.NET Developer
9 118 (6.07%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 111 (5.71%) Web Developer
11 101 (5.19%) Software Developer
12 96 (4.94%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 87 (4.47%) Applications Support
14 82 (4.22%) Junior
15 81 (4.16%) DBA
16 78 (4.01%) Consultant
16 78 (4.01%) Senior .NET Developer
16 78 (4.01%) Support Analyst
17 69 (3.55%) JavaScript Developer
18 65 (3.34%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 817 (42.01%) .NET
2 541 (27.81%) HTML
3 506 (26.02%) ASP.NET
4 490 (25.19%) CSS
5 300 (15.42%) jQuery
6 226 (11.62%) XML
7 196 (10.08%) .NET Framework
8 193 (9.92%) Web Services
9 190 (9.77%) ASP.NET MVC
10 173 (8.89%) HTML5
11 166 (8.53%) AngularJS
12 131 (6.74%) Entity Framework
13 105 (5.40%) Ajax
13 105 (5.40%) WCF
14 93 (4.78%) ASP.NET Web API
15 83 (4.27%) WPF
16 80 (4.11%) ASP.NET Web Forms
17 71 (3.65%) LINQ
18 68 (3.50%) REST
19 66 (3.39%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 205 (10.54%) Analytical Skills
2 92 (4.73%) Computer Science
3 77 (3.96%) Mobile App
4 54 (2.78%) Data Centre
5 47 (2.42%) iPad
6 38 (1.95%) Enterprise Software
7 36 (1.85%) Management Information System
8 34 (1.75%) CMDB
9 26 (1.34%) Algorithms
10 23 (1.18%) Clustering
11 22 (1.13%) User Experience
12 21 (1.08%) Replication
13 20 (1.03%) Data Structures
14 17 (0.87%) Driving Licence
15 16 (0.82%) Client/Server
16 15 (0.77%) AS400
16 15 (0.77%) NHS
17 13 (0.67%) e-Learning
18 12 (0.62%) Social Media
19 11 (0.57%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 282 (14.50%) Windows
2 163 (8.38%) Linux
3 94 (4.83%) Windows Server
4 87 (4.47%) Unix
5 57 (2.93%) Android
6 50 (2.57%) Windows Server 2012
7 49 (2.52%) Apple iOS
8 41 (2.11%) Windows Server 2008
9 21 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 21 (1.08%) Windows 7
9 21 (1.08%) Windows Server 2003
10 17 (0.87%) Windows 10
11 13 (0.67%) Solaris
12 9 (0.46%) Windows 8
12 9 (0.46%) Windows XP
13 7 (0.36%) AIX
14 6 (0.31%) Windows Mobile
14 6 (0.31%) Windows Vista
15 5 (0.26%) HPUX
16 3 (0.15%) VyOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 430 (22.11%) Agile Software Development
2 401 (20.62%) MVC
3 295 (15.17%) Business Intelligence
4 249 (12.80%) Web Development
5 162 (8.33%) Software Engineering
6 149 (7.66%) TDD
7 148 (7.61%) OO
8 143 (7.35%) Scrum
9 130 (6.68%) Mentoring
10 114 (5.86%) CRM
11 107 (5.50%) E-Commerce
12 106 (5.45%) SOA
13 104 (5.35%) Project Management
14 100 (5.14%) Continuous Integration
15 99 (5.09%) ETL
16 94 (4.83%) ITIL
17 92 (4.73%) Performance Tuning
18 88 (4.52%) Migration
19 83 (4.27%) OOP
20 71 (3.65%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 748 (38.46%) C#
2 574 (29.51%) JavaScript
3 340 (17.48%) T-SQL
4 230 (11.83%) VB.NET
5 206 (10.59%) Java
6 94 (4.83%) PHP
7 87 (4.47%) VB
8 62 (3.19%) PL/SQL
9 54 (2.78%) Python
10 48 (2.47%) R
11 47 (2.42%) VBA
12 45 (2.31%) C
13 40 (2.06%) PowerShell
14 32 (1.65%) C++
15 26 (1.34%) Ruby
15 26 (1.34%) TypeScript
16 17 (0.87%) VB6
17 11 (0.57%) XPath
18 9 (0.46%) Shell Script
19 7 (0.36%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 199 (10.23%) Degree
2 61 (3.14%) ISEB
3 48 (2.47%) Microsoft Certification
4 30 (1.54%) Security Cleared
5 26 (1.34%) PMI Certification
6 24 (1.23%) ISTQB
7 19 (0.98%) PMP
8 15 (0.77%) BPSS Clearance
8 15 (0.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 15 (0.77%) LPIC
9 9 (0.46%) MCSD
10 7 (0.36%) HND
10 7 (0.36%) ITIL Certification
10 7 (0.36%) MCSE
10 7 (0.36%) SAS Certification
10 7 (0.36%) SC Cleared
11 5 (0.26%) ISEB Practitioner
11 5 (0.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 5 (0.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 4 (0.21%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 103 (5.30%) QA
2 34 (1.75%) Data Quality
3 26 (1.34%) SLA
4 15 (0.77%) Disclosure Scotland
5 7 (0.36%) 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
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 89 (4.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 82 (4.22%) Active Directory
3 39 (2.01%) Docker
4 28 (1.44%) Virtual Machines
5 21 (1.08%) Hyper-V
6 18 (0.93%) Firmware
7 17 (0.87%) VMware Workstation
8 12 (0.62%) Terminal Services
9 10 (0.51%) XenApp
10 9 (0.46%) Forefront TMG
10 9 (0.46%) vSphere
11 7 (0.36%) NFS
12 4 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
12 4 (0.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 4 (0.21%) Virtual Servers
12 4 (0.21%) VMware ESX
12 4 (0.21%) XenDesktop
13 3 (0.15%) XenServer
14 2 (0.10%) Terminal Server
14 2 (0.10%) Xen
Systems Management
1 27 (1.39%) SCCM
2 21 (1.08%) SCOM
3 19 (0.98%) SCVMM
4 17 (0.87%) Backup Exec
5 15 (0.77%) Ansible
5 15 (0.77%) NetBackup
6 8 (0.41%) Nagios
7 5 (0.26%) Failover Clustering
8 4 (0.21%) SCOrch
9 3 (0.15%) EdgeSight
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
1 515 (26.48%) Microsoft
2 244 (12.54%) Oracle
3 114 (5.86%) VMware
4 72 (3.70%) Citrix
5 56 (2.88%) IBM
6 50 (2.57%) HP
7 49 (2.52%) NetApp
8 45 (2.31%) Cisco
9 38 (1.95%) Google
9 38 (1.95%) Red Hat
10 35 (1.80%) EMC
11 33 (1.70%) SAP
12 29 (1.49%) Cognos
13 27 (1.39%) CheckPoint
14 25 (1.29%) Tableau
15 24 (1.23%) Telerik
16 22 (1.13%) 3PAR
17 21 (1.08%) SolarWinds
18 20 (1.03%) Xamarin
19 19 (0.98%) Juniper
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + + cracking benefits package!
Posted: 1 hour ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Oscar
Salary: £18000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Droitwich, Worcestershire
Kingfisher Consultancy
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Excellent Benefits and Parking
Posted: 23 hours ago
Droitwich, Worcestershire
Kingfisher Consultancy
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Excellent Benefits inc Parking
Posted: 23 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + pension +25 days holiday
Posted: 6 hours ago
Malvern, Worcestershire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + perm
Posted: 7 hours ago
Malvern, Worcestershire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + perm
Posted: 7 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Flexible Working
Posted: 22 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £26000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £43000 per annum + competitive package
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £22000 - £32000 per annum + Great Company
Posted: 7 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: £25k - 30k per year + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Erin Associates
Salary: £34000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Worcester, Worcestershire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Talent International
Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum + Exceptional Benefits!
Posted: 2 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Erin Associates
Salary: £40000 per annum + Bonus & excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Warwickshire
Proactive Appointments
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Telford, Shropshire
Erin Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Parallel Consulting
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: DOE
Posted: 4 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bonus, pension, healthcare
Posted: Yesterday
Redditch, Worcestershire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £28000 - £34000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago