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

SQL (Structured Query Language)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 4 2 2
Rank change year-on-year -2 0 0
Permanent jobs citing SQL 1,922 2,251 2,567
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 20.44% 22.36% 20.73%
As % of the Programming Languages category 44.00% 43.05% 47.58%
Number of salaries quoted 1,671 2,009 2,235
West Midlands median annual salary £41,250 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,250 £22,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £56,250 £57,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%

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 4,368 5,229 5,395
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 46.46% 51.93% 43.57%
Number of salaries quoted 3,688 4,561 4,581
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 £24,750 £23,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £57,500 £58,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% 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 20 July 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 July 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 -2 772 £43,500 +2.35% 100
Staffordshire +1 253 £37,500 - 84
Coventry -2 220 £45,000 +12.50% 27
Warwickshire -6 152 £35,000 +5.26% 25
Worcestershire +1 96 £40,000 +14.29% 16
Solihull -2 84 £40,000 - 17
Shropshire -1 70 £40,000 - 13
Sutton Coldfield +3 44 £37,500 -16.67% 11
Wolverhampton 0 42 £37,750 +7.86% 6
Walsall +1 27 £36,250 -10.60% 7
Dudley 0 22 £34,000 -13.92% 1
Herefordshire +5 10 £40,000 -15.79% 3
West Bromwich 0 8 £30,500 -28.24% 1
Halesowen -2 2 £32,500 +8.33% 6
Tipton - 2 £35,500 -
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 20 July 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.

1 680 (35.38%) C#
2 661 (34.39%) SQL Server
3 623 (32.41%) Microsoft
4 571 (29.71%) .NET
5 562 (29.24%) JavaScript
6 458 (23.83%) Agile Software Development
7 423 (22.01%) HTML
8 371 (19.30%) CSS
9 361 (18.78%) T-SQL
10 328 (17.07%) Finance
11 315 (16.39%) Windows
12 303 (15.76%) MVC
13 294 (15.30%) Business Intelligence
14 293 (15.24%) ASP.NET
15 289 (15.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 284 (14.78%) Microsoft Azure
17 280 (14.57%) Java
18 256 (13.32%) Problem-Solving
19 243 (12.64%) Web Development
20 237 (12.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
21 228 (11.86%) Degree
22 226 (11.76%) AngularJS
23 190 (9.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
24 187 (9.73%) TDD
25 184 (9.57%) Git (software)
26 178 (9.26%) ASP.NET Web API
27 177 (9.21%) Scrum
28 170 (8.84%) Visual Studio
29 169 (8.79%) Linux
30 167 (8.69%) jQuery

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 (3.12%) SharePoint
2 55 (2.86%) IIS
3 42 (2.19%) Tomcat
4 33 (1.72%) Apache
4 33 (1.72%) BizTalk Server
5 31 (1.61%) Confluence
6 30 (1.56%) SAS
7 28 (1.46%) MS Exchange
8 26 (1.35%) Elasticsearch
9 24 (1.25%) CMS
10 22 (1.14%) JBoss
11 19 (0.99%) nginx
12 12 (0.62%) WebSphere
13 11 (0.57%) Apache Spark
13 11 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2003
13 11 (0.57%) MTS
13 11 (0.57%) WordPress
14 10 (0.52%) Skype for Business
15 9 (0.47%) NServiceBus
15 9 (0.47%) WebLogic
Applications
1 150 (7.80%) Microsoft Excel
2 101 (5.25%) Microsoft Office
3 31 (1.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (0.47%) MS Visio
4 9 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
5 8 (0.42%) Photoshop
6 6 (0.31%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 5 (0.26%) Microsoft Project
8 2 (0.10%) Blender
9 1 (0.052%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.052%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 52 (2.71%) Dynamics NAV
2 46 (2.39%) Dynamics CRM
3 22 (1.14%) Dynamics AX
4 13 (0.68%) NetSuite
5 12 (0.62%) Remedy ITSM
6 9 (0.47%) SAP Business One
7 6 (0.31%) FastStats
7 6 (0.31%) Payment Gateway
8 4 (0.21%) JDE EnterpriseOne
8 4 (0.21%) Sage 200
9 3 (0.16%) Infor LN
9 3 (0.16%) Magento
10 2 (0.10%) Dynamics GP
10 2 (0.10%) Lawson
10 2 (0.10%) Misys Equation
10 2 (0.10%) Oracle Assets
10 2 (0.10%) Sage 1000
10 2 (0.10%) Sage 500
10 2 (0.10%) SAP ERP
10 2 (0.10%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 284 (14.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 105 (5.46%) Amazon AWS
2 105 (5.46%) Office 365
3 65 (3.38%) IaaS
4 49 (2.55%) PaaS
5 46 (2.39%) SaaS
6 45 (2.34%) Serverless
7 38 (1.98%) Azure Data Factory
8 33 (1.72%) GitHub
9 25 (1.30%) Dynamics 365
10 17 (0.88%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
11 15 (0.78%) Force.com
12 13 (0.68%) Amazon EC2
13 12 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
14 10 (0.52%) Azure Active Directory
14 10 (0.52%) Google Analytics
15 9 (0.47%) Google Cloud Platform
16 8 (0.42%) AWS Lambda
16 8 (0.42%) CloudFront
17 7 (0.36%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 57 (2.97%) DNS
2 45 (2.34%) Internet
3 41 (2.13%) Firewall
4 33 (1.72%) TCP/IP
5 30 (1.56%) HTTP
5 30 (1.56%) SSL
6 29 (1.51%) SAN
7 23 (1.20%) DHCP
8 14 (0.73%) Skype
9 13 (0.68%) SMS
10 12 (0.62%) Remote Desktop
11 11 (0.57%) LAN
12 10 (0.52%) WAN
13 9 (0.47%) FTP
13 9 (0.47%) Wireless
14 8 (0.42%) Network Security
15 7 (0.36%) VLAN
16 6 (0.31%) Cisco IOS
16 6 (0.31%) SSH
16 6 (0.31%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 661 (34.39%) SQL Server
2 289 (15.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 237 (12.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 190 (9.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 150 (7.80%) Data Warehouse
6 136 (7.08%) Relational Database
7 123 (6.40%) NoSQL
8 109 (5.67%) SQL Server 2012
9 106 (5.52%) MySQL
10 100 (5.20%) Power BI
11 91 (4.73%) MongoDB
12 79 (4.11%) SQL Server 2008
13 62 (3.23%) Azure SQL Database
14 52 (2.71%) Big Data
15 50 (2.60%) SQL Server 2016
16 49 (2.55%) Data Lake
17 48 (2.50%) SQL Server 2014
18 45 (2.34%) PostgreSQL
19 36 (1.87%) Oracle Database
20 30 (1.56%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 184 (9.57%) Git (software)
2 170 (8.84%) Visual Studio
3 93 (4.84%) Team Foundation Server
4 75 (3.90%) Jenkins
5 65 (3.38%) JIRA
6 64 (3.33%) Subversion
7 53 (2.76%) Visual Studio Team System
8 40 (2.08%) Maven
8 40 (2.08%) Selenium
9 33 (1.72%) Jasmine
10 31 (1.61%) Bitbucket
10 31 (1.61%) webpack
11 30 (1.56%) Karma Test Runner
11 30 (1.56%) PhantomJS
11 30 (1.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 28 (1.46%) GoCD
13 27 (1.40%) JUnit
14 20 (1.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 20 (1.04%) SpecFlow
15 19 (0.99%) Vagrant
General
1 328 (17.07%) Finance
2 147 (7.65%) Retail
3 83 (4.32%) Advertising
4 77 (4.01%) Manufacturing
5 72 (3.75%) Marketing
6 51 (2.65%) Legal
7 45 (2.34%) Games
8 37 (1.93%) Banking
9 32 (1.66%) Automotive
10 20 (1.04%) Financial Institution
11 17 (0.88%) Back Office
12 10 (0.52%) International Banking
12 10 (0.52%) Multimedia
13 9 (0.47%) Telecoms
14 8 (0.42%) Law
15 7 (0.36%) Billing
16 6 (0.31%) Electronics
17 5 (0.26%) General Ledger
18 4 (0.21%) Front Office
19 2 (0.10%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 939 (48.86%) Developer
2 333 (17.33%) Analyst
3 261 (13.58%) C# Developer
4 256 (13.32%) .NET Developer
5 167 (8.69%) Senior Developer
6 151 (7.86%) SQL Developer
7 148 (7.70%) C# .NET Developer
8 127 (6.61%) Consultant
9 122 (6.35%) Java Developer
10 121 (6.30%) Software Developer
11 109 (5.67%) Applications Support
12 98 (5.10%) Support Analyst
13 94 (4.89%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 93 (4.84%) DBA
15 91 (4.73%) ASP.NET Developer
16 88 (4.58%) Web Developer
17 86 (4.47%) C# ASP.NET Developer
18 72 (3.75%) SQL DBA
19 70 (3.64%) Software Engineer
20 69 (3.59%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 571 (29.71%) .NET
2 423 (22.01%) HTML
3 371 (19.30%) CSS
4 293 (15.24%) ASP.NET
5 226 (11.76%) AngularJS
6 178 (9.26%) ASP.NET Web API
7 167 (8.69%) jQuery
8 157 (8.17%) ASP.NET MVC
9 141 (7.34%) .NET Framework
10 136 (7.08%) Entity Framework
11 132 (6.87%) XML
12 130 (6.76%) Web Services
13 108 (5.62%) JSON
14 103 (5.36%) HTML5
15 97 (5.05%) RESTful
16 94 (4.89%) Spring
17 90 (4.68%) KnockoutJS
18 88 (4.58%) REST
19 84 (4.37%) WCF
20 80 (4.16%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 158 (8.22%) Analytical Skills
2 143 (7.44%) Computer Science
3 96 (4.99%) Self-Motivation
4 70 (3.64%) Mobile App
5 61 (3.17%) User Experience
6 42 (2.19%) Greenfield Project
7 39 (2.03%) Management Information System
8 38 (1.98%) Enterprise Software
9 31 (1.61%) Driving Licence
9 31 (1.61%) Fintech
10 29 (1.51%) Data Centre
11 24 (1.25%) Replication
12 21 (1.09%) Clustering
13 20 (1.04%) Graphic Design
14 17 (0.88%) Data Structures
15 15 (0.78%) EPoS
16 11 (0.57%) Algorithms
16 11 (0.57%) Linux Command Line
17 10 (0.52%) Social Media
18 7 (0.36%) Industry 4.0
Operating Systems
1 315 (16.39%) Windows
2 169 (8.79%) Linux
3 158 (8.22%) Windows Server
4 97 (5.05%) Unix
5 54 (2.81%) Windows Server 2008
6 48 (2.50%) Windows Server 2012
7 42 (2.19%) Windows 10
8 39 (2.03%) Windows 7
9 32 (1.66%) Android
10 20 (1.04%) Windows 8
11 19 (0.99%) Windows Server 2003
12 16 (0.83%) Mac OS X
13 15 (0.78%) Apple iOS
13 15 (0.78%) Windows XP
14 12 (0.62%) CentOS
15 6 (0.31%) Windows Vista
16 5 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 5 (0.26%) SUSE
16 5 (0.26%) Ubuntu
17 4 (0.21%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 458 (23.83%) Agile Software Development
2 303 (15.76%) MVC
3 294 (15.30%) Business Intelligence
4 256 (13.32%) Problem-Solving
5 243 (12.64%) Web Development
6 187 (9.73%) TDD
7 177 (9.21%) Scrum
8 161 (8.38%) Analytics
9 144 (7.49%) Software Engineering
10 135 (7.02%) Test Automation
11 125 (6.50%) SDLC
12 124 (6.45%) ETL
13 108 (5.62%) OO
14 107 (5.57%) Continuous Integration
15 106 (5.52%) ERP
16 104 (5.41%) CRM
17 97 (5.05%) Microservices
17 97 (5.05%) Migration
18 82 (4.27%) Project Management
19 80 (4.16%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 680 (35.38%) C#
2 562 (29.24%) JavaScript
3 361 (18.78%) T-SQL
4 280 (14.57%) Java
5 146 (7.60%) PowerShell
6 109 (5.67%) Python
7 101 (5.25%) VB.NET
8 82 (4.27%) PHP
9 66 (3.43%) C++
10 54 (2.81%) C
11 48 (2.50%) TypeScript
12 44 (2.29%) Perl
12 44 (2.29%) PL/SQL
13 43 (2.24%) Bash Shell
14 38 (1.98%) Java 8
15 32 (1.66%) VBA
16 28 (1.46%) Ruby
17 26 (1.35%) R
18 24 (1.25%) VB
18 24 (1.25%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 228 (11.86%) Degree
2 104 (5.41%) Computer Science Degree
3 63 (3.28%) Microsoft Certification
4 48 (2.50%) Security Cleared
5 30 (1.56%) Master's Degree
6 26 (1.35%) MCSE
7 23 (1.20%) ISTQB
8 20 (1.04%) SC Cleared
9 19 (0.99%) MCP
10 17 (0.88%) ISEB
11 16 (0.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 11 (0.57%) PhD
13 10 (0.52%) MCSA
14 9 (0.47%) Numerate Degree
15 8 (0.42%) AAT
16 6 (0.31%) MCDBA
17 5 (0.26%) Cisco Certification
17 5 (0.26%) MCSD
18 4 (0.21%) ITIL Certification
18 4 (0.21%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (3.59%) SLA
2 58 (3.02%) QA
3 12 (0.62%) Data Quality
4 7 (0.36%) ISO 9001
4 7 (0.36%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.31%) Cyber Essentials
5 6 (0.31%) GDPR
5 6 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.26%) PMO
7 2 (0.10%) COBIT
8 1 (0.052%) GCP
8 1 (0.052%) IFRS
8 1 (0.052%) IFRS 9
8 1 (0.052%) ISO 8583
8 1 (0.052%) ISO/IEC 19770
8 1 (0.052%) WCAG
System Software
1 143 (7.44%) Active Directory
2 63 (3.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 59 (3.07%) Docker
4 50 (2.60%) Hyper-V
5 26 (1.35%) Virtual Machines
6 22 (1.14%) XenDesktop
7 19 (0.99%) XenApp
8 18 (0.94%) vSphere
9 14 (0.73%) VMware ESXi
10 13 (0.68%) HDFS
11 8 (0.42%) VMware Workstation
11 8 (0.42%) Xen
12 6 (0.31%) Forefront TMG
12 6 (0.31%) Terminal Services
13 5 (0.26%) Squid
14 4 (0.21%) VirtualBox
14 4 (0.21%) VMware NSX
15 3 (0.16%) Firmware
15 3 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
16 2 (0.10%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 32 (1.66%) Ansible
1 32 (1.66%) SCCM
2 23 (1.20%) Terraform
3 22 (1.14%) WSUS
4 16 (0.83%) Kubernetes
5 13 (0.68%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 12 (0.62%) Marathon
7 11 (0.57%) Opscode Chef
8 10 (0.52%) Kibana
8 10 (0.52%) logstash
8 10 (0.52%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 8 (0.42%) Failover Clustering
9 8 (0.42%) Graphite
9 8 (0.42%) Nagios
10 6 (0.31%) Oracle RMAN
10 6 (0.31%) SCOM
10 6 (0.31%) Single Sign-On
11 5 (0.26%) Backup Exec
11 5 (0.26%) Microsoft Clustering
11 5 (0.26%) Puppet
Vendors
1 623 (32.41%) Microsoft
2 147 (7.65%) Oracle
3 120 (6.24%) VMware
4 54 (2.81%) Tableau
5 51 (2.65%) Xamarin
6 48 (2.50%) Google
7 43 (2.24%) SAP
8 39 (2.03%) Citrix
9 38 (1.98%) HP
10 32 (1.66%) Salesforce.com
11 31 (1.61%) Cisco
12 27 (1.40%) Atlassian
13 26 (1.35%) Remedy
14 23 (1.20%) NetApp
14 23 (1.20%) Sage
15 22 (1.14%) IBM
16 21 (1.09%) Capita
17 17 (0.88%) Epicor
18 15 (0.78%) BMC
18 15 (0.78%) Infor