Period
to 21 October 2017

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 21 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
21 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 3 2 2
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 0
Permanent jobs citing SQL 2196 2444 2465
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 22.26% 20.73% 22.20%
As % of the Programming Languages category 42.17% 46.15% 46.50%
Number of salaries quoted 1957 2100 2362
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £24,250 £22,500 £23,500
90th Percentile £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 5208 5296 5301
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 52.78% 44.92% 47.74%
Number of salaries quoted 4530 4410 4741
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £25,125 £23,250 £23,750
90th Percentile £58,750 £58,750 £56,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 21 October 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 6 months to 21 October 2017. 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 +3 800 £45,000 +20.00% 29
Warwickshire -2 328 £32,500 -15.58% 9
Staffordshire 0 276 £37,250 +6.43% 21
Coventry +7 263 £40,000 +3.90% 16
Worcestershire -6 106 £35,000 +7.69% 3
Shropshire -5 79 £40,000 +12.68% 3
Solihull -1 72 £43,750 +50.86% 6
West Bromwich +5 42 £50,000 +25.00%
Wolverhampton -1 42 £34,500 +4.55% 4
Herefordshire -3 36 £47,500 +46.15%
Halesowen -12 25 £30,000 +42.86% 1
Walsall -2 18 £42,500 +34.92%
Sutton Coldfield -1 12 £45,000 +57.89% 1
Dudley +10 6 £40,000 +77.78%
Smethwick +1 1 - -
Brierley Hill 0 1 £40,000 +8.11%
Wednesbury -3 1 £37,500 +15.38%
Stourbridge - 1 £30,000 - 2
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 787 (35.84%) .NET
2 784 (35.70%) C#
3 767 (34.93%) SQL Server
4 645 (29.37%) JavaScript
5 642 (29.23%) Microsoft
6 564 (25.68%) HTML
7 518 (23.59%) CSS
8 469 (21.36%) Agile Software Development
9 465 (21.17%) ASP.NET
10 414 (18.85%) MVC
11 353 (16.07%) Business Intelligence
12 342 (15.57%) T-SQL
13 328 (14.94%) AngularJS
14 317 (14.44%) Finance
15 299 (13.62%) Microsoft Azure
16 296 (13.48%) jQuery
17 278 (12.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 277 (12.61%) Java
19 276 (12.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 273 (12.43%) Oracle
21 262 (11.93%) Windows
22 239 (10.88%) Degree
23 237 (10.79%) Web Development
24 220 (10.02%) XML
25 209 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
26 198 (9.02%) HTML5
27 195 (8.88%) Retail
28 178 (8.11%) Analytics
29 174 (7.92%) Data Warehouse
30 170 (7.74%) VB.NET

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 (4.05%) SAS
2 88 (4.01%) SharePoint
3 48 (2.19%) CMS
3 48 (2.19%) JBoss
4 41 (1.87%) IIS
5 27 (1.23%) Tomcat
6 26 (1.18%) WordPress
7 25 (1.14%) Umbraco
8 23 (1.05%) MS Exchange
9 21 (0.96%) Confluence
10 18 (0.82%) SharePoint Server
11 17 (0.77%) Skype for Business
12 15 (0.68%) Apache Spark
12 15 (0.68%) SharePoint 2013
13 12 (0.55%) Drupal
13 12 (0.55%) WebSphere
14 11 (0.50%) BizTalk Server
15 10 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2010
15 10 (0.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 9 (0.41%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 155 (7.06%) Microsoft Excel
2 98 (4.46%) Microsoft Office
3 32 (1.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 32 (1.46%) SPSS
4 25 (1.14%) Adobe Illustrator
5 24 (1.09%) Photoshop
6 23 (1.05%) MS Visio
7 16 (0.73%) Microsoft Project
8 10 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
9 3 (0.14%) ArcInfo
10 2 (0.091%) Acrobat
10 2 (0.091%) RoboHelp
10 2 (0.091%) Snagit
Business Applications
1 43 (1.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 28 (1.28%) Dynamics NAV
3 12 (0.55%) Dynamics AX
4 11 (0.50%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 6 (0.27%) BPCS
6 5 (0.23%) Magento
6 5 (0.23%) Oracle Financials
7 4 (0.18%) assyst
7 4 (0.18%) SAP ERP
8 3 (0.14%) Actimize
8 3 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
8 3 (0.14%) Unit4 Business World
9 2 (0.091%) Exstream
9 2 (0.091%) Infor M3
9 2 (0.091%) iTrent
9 2 (0.091%) NetSuite
9 2 (0.091%) Oracle Applications
9 2 (0.091%) Sage X3
9 2 (0.091%) WebTrends
10 1 (0.046%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 299 (13.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 103 (4.69%) Amazon AWS
3 59 (2.69%) SaaS
4 41 (1.87%) GitHub
5 35 (1.59%) PaaS
6 32 (1.46%) IaaS
7 31 (1.41%) Office 365
8 30 (1.37%) Azure Data Factory
9 18 (0.82%) Azure Machine Learning
10 15 (0.68%) Bluemix
10 15 (0.68%) IBM Cloud
11 14 (0.64%) Force.com
12 13 (0.59%) Azure Active Directory
13 11 (0.50%) Firebase
14 7 (0.32%) Dynamics 365
14 7 (0.32%) npm
15 6 (0.27%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 6 (0.27%) AWS CloudFormation
15 6 (0.27%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
15 6 (0.27%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 58 (2.64%) Internet
2 35 (1.59%) SAN
3 33 (1.50%) DNS
4 29 (1.32%) ATM
5 23 (1.05%) DHCP
5 23 (1.05%) TCP/IP
5 23 (1.05%) WAN
6 21 (0.96%) Firewall
7 18 (0.82%) LAN
8 17 (0.77%) Skype
9 12 (0.55%) VPN
10 11 (0.50%) SMS
11 10 (0.46%) Wi-Fi
12 7 (0.32%) Cisco ASA
12 7 (0.32%) SSL
12 7 (0.32%) VoIP
13 5 (0.23%) Fibre Channel
13 5 (0.23%) HTTP
14 4 (0.18%) MPLS
14 4 (0.18%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 767 (34.93%) SQL Server
2 278 (12.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 276 (12.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 174 (7.92%) Data Warehouse
5 163 (7.42%) MySQL
6 148 (6.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 127 (5.78%) SQL Server 2008
8 122 (5.56%) NoSQL
9 121 (5.51%) MongoDB
9 121 (5.51%) Relational Database
10 98 (4.46%) SQL Server 2012
11 89 (4.05%) Oracle Database
11 89 (4.05%) Power BI
12 73 (3.32%) SQL Server 2014
13 56 (2.55%) Big Data
14 55 (2.50%) BusinessObjects
15 53 (2.41%) QlikView
16 46 (2.09%) DB2
17 43 (1.96%) SQL Server 2016
18 42 (1.91%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 167 (7.60%) Visual Studio
2 134 (6.10%) Git (software)
3 91 (4.14%) JIRA
4 86 (3.92%) Jenkins
5 76 (3.46%) Selenium
6 67 (3.05%) Team Foundation Server
7 48 (2.19%) JUnit
8 40 (1.82%) Cucumber
9 38 (1.73%) ProC
10 33 (1.50%) Bitbucket
10 33 (1.50%) Subversion
11 29 (1.32%) WebDriver
12 28 (1.28%) Android Studio
13 27 (1.23%) JSUnit
14 26 (1.18%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 23 (1.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 21 (0.96%) Maven
16 21 (0.96%) Xcode
17 20 (0.91%) SpecFlow
18 19 (0.87%) TestNG
General
1 317 (14.44%) Finance
2 195 (8.88%) Retail
3 159 (7.24%) Marketing
4 57 (2.60%) Banking
5 53 (2.41%) Manufacturing
6 43 (1.96%) Legal
7 42 (1.91%) Automotive
8 32 (1.46%) Advertising
9 27 (1.23%) Games
10 24 (1.09%) Electronics
11 18 (0.82%) Pharmaceutical
12 17 (0.77%) Telecoms
13 16 (0.73%) Financial Institution
14 15 (0.68%) Law
15 11 (0.50%) Billing
15 11 (0.50%) Publishing
16 10 (0.46%) Back Office
17 9 (0.41%) Front Office
18 6 (0.27%) Investment Banking
18 6 (0.27%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1197 (54.51%) Developer
2 395 (17.99%) .NET Developer
3 335 (15.26%) Analyst
4 299 (13.62%) SQL Developer
5 270 (12.30%) C# Developer
6 215 (9.79%) Senior Developer
7 199 (9.06%) C# .NET Developer
8 145 (6.60%) Junior
9 129 (5.87%) ASP.NET Developer
10 125 (5.69%) Software Developer
11 117 (5.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 116 (5.28%) Junior Developer
13 111 (5.05%) DBA
14 110 (5.01%) Web Developer
15 106 (4.83%) Java Developer
16 104 (4.74%) Business Intelligence Developer
17 99 (4.51%) Consultant
18 97 (4.42%) Architect
19 92 (4.19%) Senior .NET Developer
20 91 (4.14%) HTML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 787 (35.84%) .NET
2 564 (25.68%) HTML
3 518 (23.59%) CSS
4 465 (21.17%) ASP.NET
5 328 (14.94%) AngularJS
6 296 (13.48%) jQuery
7 220 (10.02%) XML
8 198 (9.02%) HTML5
9 167 (7.60%) .NET Framework
10 165 (7.51%) ASP.NET MVC
11 159 (7.24%) Web Services
12 139 (6.33%) ASP.NET Web API
13 129 (5.87%) REST
14 123 (5.60%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 119 (5.42%) Entity Framework
16 106 (4.83%) RESTful
17 97 (4.42%) Spring
18 92 (4.19%) SOAP
19 82 (3.73%) JSON
20 79 (3.60%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 209 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
2 126 (5.74%) Computer Science
3 90 (4.10%) Mobile App
4 57 (2.60%) Social Media
5 55 (2.50%) User Experience
6 41 (1.87%) Management Information System
7 40 (1.82%) Greenfield Project
8 38 (1.73%) Data Centre
9 36 (1.64%) Data Structures
10 34 (1.55%) Replication
11 32 (1.46%) Fintech
12 29 (1.32%) NHS
13 28 (1.28%) Algorithms
13 28 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
14 24 (1.09%) iPad
15 23 (1.05%) Graphic Design
16 15 (0.68%) BBC
16 15 (0.68%) Client/Server
16 15 (0.68%) Virtual Team
17 14 (0.64%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 262 (11.93%) Windows
2 118 (5.37%) Linux
3 87 (3.96%) Android
4 83 (3.78%) Windows Server
5 79 (3.60%) Unix
6 75 (3.42%) Apple iOS
7 36 (1.64%) Windows Server 2008
8 31 (1.41%) Windows Server 2012
9 27 (1.23%) Windows 7
10 18 (0.82%) Windows 10
11 13 (0.59%) Windows Phone
12 8 (0.36%) AIX
13 7 (0.32%) OS/400
13 7 (0.32%) Windows Phone 8
14 5 (0.23%) Windows Mobile
15 4 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 4 (0.18%) Solaris
16 2 (0.091%) Windows 8
16 2 (0.091%) Windows Server 2003
16 2 (0.091%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 469 (21.36%) Agile Software Development
2 414 (18.85%) MVC
3 353 (16.07%) Business Intelligence
4 237 (10.79%) Web Development
5 178 (8.11%) Analytics
6 164 (7.47%) Scrum
7 157 (7.15%) Test Automation
8 151 (6.88%) OO
9 148 (6.74%) ETL
10 142 (6.47%) Software Engineering
11 125 (5.69%) Mentoring
12 121 (5.51%) SDLC
13 120 (5.46%) TDD
14 109 (4.96%) Project Management
15 106 (4.83%) E-Commerce
16 102 (4.64%) CRM
17 86 (3.92%) Unit Testing
18 85 (3.87%) Data Analysis
19 81 (3.69%) Migration
19 81 (3.69%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 784 (35.70%) C#
2 645 (29.37%) JavaScript
3 342 (15.57%) T-SQL
4 277 (12.61%) Java
5 170 (7.74%) VB.NET
6 161 (7.33%) PHP
7 99 (4.51%) C
8 98 (4.46%) Python
9 89 (4.05%) PL/SQL
10 64 (2.91%) C++
11 62 (2.82%) Ruby
12 61 (2.78%) PowerShell
13 55 (2.50%) R
14 46 (2.09%) VB
15 38 (1.73%) PROC SQL
15 38 (1.73%) VBA
16 34 (1.55%) XPath
17 28 (1.28%) VB6
18 23 (1.05%) Perl
19 21 (0.96%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 239 (10.88%) Degree
2 79 (3.60%) Computer Science Degree
3 61 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
4 38 (1.73%) ISEB
5 23 (1.05%) Security Cleared
6 20 (0.91%) SAS Certification
7 19 (0.87%) PhD
8 16 (0.73%) ISTQB
9 14 (0.64%) MCSA
10 12 (0.55%) MCSE
11 11 (0.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 9 (0.41%) SC Cleared
13 8 (0.36%) OCP
13 8 (0.36%) Oracle Certification
14 7 (0.32%) BPSS Clearance
14 7 (0.32%) Master's Degree
14 7 (0.32%) MCSD
15 6 (0.27%) LPIC
15 6 (0.27%) Six Sigma Black Belt
16 5 (0.23%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 126 (5.74%) QA
2 50 (2.28%) Data Quality
3 46 (2.09%) SLA
4 8 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.27%) Disclosure Scotland
6 4 (0.18%) Actionable Recommendations
6 4 (0.18%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.091%) FINRA
7 2 (0.091%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 2 (0.091%) NIST 800
7 2 (0.091%) PMO
System Software
1 76 (3.46%) Active Directory
2 64 (2.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (1.64%) Docker
4 19 (0.87%) Hyper-V
5 16 (0.73%) VMware Workstation
6 13 (0.59%) vSphere
7 11 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
7 11 (0.50%) XenApp
8 7 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
9 6 (0.27%) Firmware
9 6 (0.27%) Oracle RAC
9 6 (0.27%) XenDesktop
10 5 (0.23%) Microsoft App-V
11 4 (0.18%) Virtual Desktop
12 3 (0.14%) HDFS
12 3 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
13 2 (0.091%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 2 (0.091%) VirtualBox
13 2 (0.091%) VMware Server
14 1 (0.046%) NFS
Systems Management
1 32 (1.46%) SCOM
2 24 (1.09%) Opscode Chef
2 24 (1.09%) Puppet
3 19 (0.87%) SCCM
4 15 (0.68%) Ansible
5 11 (0.50%) WSUS
6 10 (0.46%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 7 (0.32%) Kubernetes
7 7 (0.32%) Oracle RMAN
7 7 (0.32%) Terraform
8 6 (0.27%) Backup Exec
8 6 (0.27%) Capistrano
8 6 (0.27%) NetBackup
8 6 (0.27%) Pingdom
9 5 (0.23%) Business Desktop Deployment
9 5 (0.23%) Oozie
9 5 (0.23%) SCVMM
10 4 (0.18%) Nagios
10 4 (0.18%) SCOrch
11 3 (0.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 642 (29.23%) Microsoft
2 273 (12.43%) Oracle
3 88 (4.01%) VMware
4 79 (3.60%) IBM
5 68 (3.10%) Tableau
6 62 (2.82%) Cognos
7 49 (2.23%) SAP
8 37 (1.68%) Cisco
9 34 (1.55%) Xamarin
10 30 (1.37%) NetApp
11 27 (1.23%) Citrix
11 27 (1.23%) Sybase
12 23 (1.05%) HP
13 22 (1.00%) EMC
14 20 (0.91%) Google
15 17 (0.77%) Sitecore
16 16 (0.73%) Informatica
17 15 (0.68%) Red Hat
18 14 (0.64%) Salesforce.com
18 14 (0.64%) Veeam