Period
to 13 April 2021

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 13 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 5 4 4
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 -1
Permanent jobs citing SQL 917 1,125 1,521
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands 18.97% 18.94% 19.02%
As % of the Programming Languages category 40.01% 41.51% 43.52%
Number of salaries quoted 781 992 1,255
10th Percentile £29,000 £23,750 £26,250
25th Percentile £34,000 £31,250 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.88% +5.59%
75th Percentile £57,500 £56,250 £52,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £59,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

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 2,292 2,710 3,495
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 47.41% 45.63% 43.70%
Number of salaries quoted 1,904 2,377 2,749
10th Percentile £30,000 £26,750 £26,250
25th Percentile £37,250 £33,633 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
75th Percentile £62,500 £56,250 £53,750
90th Percentile £72,500 £65,000 £63,750
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%

SQL
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing SQL as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing SQL in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for SQL in the West Midlands

SQL
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Salary distribution for jobs citing SQL in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 13 April 2021.

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 13 April 2021. 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 0 418 £50,000 - 121
Warwickshire +6 112 £45,500 -2.15% 16
Staffordshire -1 98 £33,355 -4.70% 34
Worcestershire -1 59 £37,500 -6.25% 16
Coventry -6 51 £36,000 -20.00% 14
Solihull +11 37 £45,000 -5.26% 7
Wolverhampton -3 31 £46,250 -11.90% 7
Shropshire -7 29 £45,000 +20.00% 15
Walsall +4 12 £30,000 -14.29% 4
Dudley -3 7 £32,500 - 1
Herefordshire -13 7 £45,000 -5.26% 4
Halesowen +1 2 £25,000 -44.44% 3
Sutton Coldfield -4 2 £55,000 +22.22% 1
West Bromwich +2 1 £30,000 -20.00% 1
Willenhall - 1 £35,000 -
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 13 April 2021, 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.

1 339 (36.97%) Azure
2 319 (34.79%) .NET
3 310 (33.81%) C#
4 298 (32.50%) Microsoft
5 291 (31.73%) JavaScript
6 274 (29.88%) SQL Server
7 262 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
8 229 (24.97%) CSS
9 219 (23.88%) HTML
10 190 (20.72%) Business Intelligence
11 166 (18.10%) DevOps
12 157 (17.12%) Analytics
13 154 (16.79%) Power Platform
14 149 (16.25%) Power BI
15 146 (15.92%) AngularJS
16 144 (15.70%) Python
17 123 (13.41%) Windows
18 121 (13.20%) T-SQL
18 121 (13.20%) .NET Core
19 119 (12.98%) MVC
20 117 (12.76%) .NET Framework
21 116 (12.65%) ASP.NET
22 113 (12.32%) Finance
23 103 (11.23%) Java
24 99 (10.80%) Oracle
25 98 (10.69%) Data Warehouse
25 98 (10.69%) AWS
26 95 (10.36%) jQuery
27 90 (9.81%) ETL
27 90 (9.81%) Problem-Solving

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 29 (3.16%) SharePoint
2 23 (2.51%) IIS
3 22 (2.40%) Confluence
4 14 (1.53%) Apache Spark
5 10 (1.09%) SAS
6 7 (0.76%) CMS
7 5 (0.55%) Apache
7 5 (0.55%) SharePoint Server
8 4 (0.44%) Elasticsearch
8 4 (0.44%) IBM Notes
8 4 (0.44%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.33%) Sitefinity
9 3 (0.33%) Umbraco
10 2 (0.22%) Apache Synapse
10 2 (0.22%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.22%) MS Exchange
10 2 (0.22%) WordPress
11 1 (0.11%) Apache Airflow
11 1 (0.11%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.11%) JBoss
Applications
1 78 (8.51%) Microsoft Excel
2 48 (5.23%) Microsoft Office
3 15 (1.64%) MS Visio
4 10 (1.09%) Spreadsheet
5 8 (0.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 4 (0.44%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.22%) Chatbot
7 2 (0.22%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 10 (1.09%) Payment Gateway
2 8 (0.87%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (0.76%) Workfront
4 5 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.55%) Dynamics NAV
4 5 (0.55%) Oracle BPM
5 4 (0.44%) Bond Adapt
6 2 (0.22%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.22%) Oracle Assets
6 2 (0.22%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (0.22%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (0.22%) Oracle Receivables
6 2 (0.22%) Sage 50
6 2 (0.22%) Sentinel
7 1 (0.11%) Elite 3E
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle Cash Management
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
7 1 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 339 (36.97%) Azure
2 154 (16.79%) Power Platform
3 98 (10.69%) AWS
4 58 (6.32%) Microsoft 365
5 53 (5.78%) SaaS
6 35 (3.82%) PaaS
7 33 (3.60%) Azure Data Factory
8 32 (3.49%) IaaS
9 31 (3.38%) Azure Active Directory
10 24 (2.62%) GitHub
11 23 (2.51%) Dynamics 365
12 21 (2.29%) Logic Apps
13 20 (2.18%) Serverless
14 15 (1.64%) Cloud Computing
14 15 (1.64%) PowerApps
15 11 (1.20%) OpenShift
15 11 (1.20%) Power Automate
16 10 (1.09%) npm
17 9 (0.98%) GCP
18 7 (0.76%) Azure Stack
Communications & Networking
1 28 (3.05%) DNS
2 21 (2.29%) Firewall
3 16 (1.74%) DHCP
4 12 (1.31%) SAN
4 12 (1.31%) SSH
4 12 (1.31%) VPN
5 10 (1.09%) Internet
5 10 (1.09%) NAS
6 9 (0.98%) AMQP
6 9 (0.98%) HTTP
7 8 (0.87%) FTP
8 7 (0.76%) TCP/IP
9 6 (0.65%) SMTP
10 5 (0.55%) Broadband
10 5 (0.55%) Wi-Fi
11 4 (0.44%) VoIP
11 4 (0.44%) WAN
12 3 (0.33%) HTTPS
12 3 (0.33%) OpenVPN
12 3 (0.33%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 274 (29.88%) SQL Server
2 149 (16.25%) Power BI
3 98 (10.69%) Data Warehouse
4 83 (9.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 76 (8.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 68 (7.42%) NoSQL
7 46 (5.02%) Tableau
8 45 (4.91%) Azure SQL Database
8 45 (4.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 43 (4.69%) MySQL
10 38 (4.14%) MongoDB
11 31 (3.38%) Relational Database
12 25 (2.73%) Big Data
13 22 (2.40%) Data Lake
14 21 (2.29%) Hadoop
14 21 (2.29%) Oracle Database
15 19 (2.07%) Data Mining
16 18 (1.96%) PostgreSQL
17 16 (1.74%) Redis
17 16 (1.74%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 80 (8.72%) Git (software)
2 51 (5.56%) Jenkins
3 42 (4.58%) Visual Studio
4 32 (3.49%) Visual Studio Team System
5 29 (3.16%) JIRA
6 21 (2.29%) Selenium
7 20 (2.18%) Team Foundation Server
8 19 (2.07%) Bitbucket
9 18 (1.96%) Maven
10 16 (1.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 13 (1.42%) NUnit
12 10 (1.09%) Artifactory
12 10 (1.09%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 9 (0.98%) SoapUI
14 8 (0.87%) eggPlant
14 8 (0.87%) GitLab
14 8 (0.87%) JMeter
14 8 (0.87%) Protractor
15 7 (0.76%) Postman
16 6 (0.65%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 113 (12.32%) Finance
2 26 (2.84%) Law
3 23 (2.51%) Public Sector
4 22 (2.40%) Manufacturing
4 22 (2.40%) Multimedia
5 15 (1.64%) Back Office
6 13 (1.42%) Marketing
6 13 (1.42%) Retail
7 12 (1.31%) Telecoms
8 11 (1.20%) Games
9 8 (0.87%) Aerospace
9 8 (0.87%) Legal
9 8 (0.87%) Publishing
10 4 (0.44%) Automotive
10 4 (0.44%) Banking
10 4 (0.44%) Billing
10 4 (0.44%) Front Office
11 3 (0.33%) Police
12 2 (0.22%) Digital Economy
12 2 (0.22%) Social Housing
Job Titles
1 415 (45.26%) Developer
2 151 (16.47%) Analyst
3 95 (10.36%) .NET Developer
4 86 (9.38%) Senior Developer
4 86 (9.38%) Software Developer
5 76 (8.29%) C# Developer
6 69 (7.52%) Full Stack Developer
7 56 (6.11%) Data Analyst
8 45 (4.91%) C# .NET Developer
9 42 (4.58%) Data Engineer
10 39 (4.25%) Support Analyst
11 38 (4.14%) Architect
12 36 (3.93%) Azure Engineer
12 36 (3.93%) SQL Developer
12 36 (3.93%) Web Developer
13 32 (3.49%) C# Software Developer
14 30 (3.27%) Angular Developer
14 30 (3.27%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 29 (3.16%) DevOps Engineer
15 29 (3.16%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 319 (34.79%) .NET
2 229 (24.97%) CSS
3 219 (23.88%) HTML
4 146 (15.92%) AngularJS
5 121 (13.20%) .NET Core
6 117 (12.76%) .NET Framework
7 116 (12.65%) ASP.NET
8 95 (10.36%) jQuery
9 84 (9.16%) React
10 74 (8.07%) HTML5
11 71 (7.74%) REST
12 68 (7.42%) Entity Framework
13 63 (6.87%) CSS3
13 63 (6.87%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 59 (6.43%) ASP.NET MVC
15 48 (5.23%) Web Services
16 47 (5.13%) JSON
17 40 (4.36%) RESTful
18 39 (4.25%) ASP.NET Web API
18 39 (4.25%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 78 (8.51%) Analytical Skills
2 53 (5.78%) Greenfield Project
3 32 (3.49%) User Experience
4 31 (3.38%) Management Information System
5 27 (2.94%) Self-Motivation
6 17 (1.85%) Mobile App
7 14 (1.53%) Private Cloud
7 14 (1.53%) Public Cloud
8 13 (1.42%) Data Structures
9 12 (1.31%) Cloud Native
10 11 (1.20%) Data Centre
11 10 (1.09%) N-Tier
12 9 (0.98%) Linux Command Line
13 6 (0.65%) Clustering
13 6 (0.65%) Taxonomies
14 5 (0.55%) Analytical Mindset
14 5 (0.55%) Data Protection Act
14 5 (0.55%) Mobile Games
15 4 (0.44%) Cyber Defence
15 4 (0.44%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 123 (13.41%) Windows
2 60 (6.54%) Linux
3 47 (5.13%) Windows Server
4 22 (2.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 18 (1.96%) Windows 10
6 11 (1.20%) Windows 7
7 10 (1.09%) Unix
7 10 (1.09%) Windows Server 2019
8 9 (0.98%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (0.87%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (0.76%) Alpine Linux
10 7 (0.76%) Ubuntu
10 7 (0.76%) Windows Server 2016
11 6 (0.65%) Windows Server 2003
11 6 (0.65%) Windows Vista
11 6 (0.65%) Windows XP
12 4 (0.44%) CentOS
12 4 (0.44%) SUSE
13 3 (0.33%) Solaris
14 2 (0.22%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 262 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 190 (20.72%) Business Intelligence
3 166 (18.10%) DevOps
4 157 (17.12%) Analytics
5 119 (12.98%) MVC
6 90 (9.81%) ETL
6 90 (9.81%) Problem-Solving
7 87 (9.49%) Microservices
8 78 (8.51%) Data Analysis
9 75 (8.18%) SDLC
9 75 (8.18%) TDD
10 74 (8.07%) Software Engineering
11 72 (7.85%) Web Development
12 58 (6.32%) Mentoring
13 55 (6.00%) Data Analytics
13 55 (6.00%) ITIL
14 54 (5.89%) Project Management
14 54 (5.89%) Visualisation
15 53 (5.78%) Test Automation
16 52 (5.67%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 310 (33.81%) C#
2 291 (31.73%) JavaScript
3 144 (15.70%) Python
4 121 (13.20%) T-SQL
5 103 (11.23%) Java
6 88 (9.60%) PHP
7 70 (7.63%) PowerShell
8 51 (5.56%) TypeScript
9 32 (3.49%) PL/SQL
10 29 (3.16%) VB.NET
11 24 (2.62%) R
12 23 (2.51%) VBA
13 22 (2.40%) Ruby
14 18 (1.96%) VB
15 13 (1.42%) C
16 12 (1.31%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
17 11 (1.20%) Bash Shell
17 11 (1.20%) Go
17 11 (1.20%) Perl
18 9 (0.98%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 63 (6.87%) Degree
2 37 (4.03%) SC Cleared
2 37 (4.03%) Security Cleared
3 36 (3.93%) Microsoft Certification
4 19 (2.07%) MCSE
5 14 (1.53%) Computer Science Degree
5 14 (1.53%) MCSA
6 7 (0.76%) ISTQB
7 6 (0.65%) MCDBA
8 5 (0.55%) HNC
9 4 (0.44%) AWS Certification
9 4 (0.44%) CISA
9 4 (0.44%) CISM
9 4 (0.44%) CISSP
9 4 (0.44%) ISSAP
9 4 (0.44%) ISSEP
9 4 (0.44%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 3 (0.33%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (0.33%) RHCE
10 3 (0.33%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (3.93%) Data Quality
2 30 (3.27%) QA
3 27 (2.94%) GDPR
3 27 (2.94%) SLA
4 9 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.55%) NIST
6 4 (0.44%) COBIT
6 4 (0.44%) GPG13
7 2 (0.22%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.22%) SOC 2
System Software
1 73 (7.96%) Docker
2 70 (7.63%) Active Directory
3 26 (2.84%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (1.74%) Hyper-V
5 10 (1.09%) Virtual Desktop
6 9 (0.98%) Virtual Machines
6 9 (0.98%) VMware ESXi
7 8 (0.87%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 8 (0.87%) Virtual Servers
8 3 (0.33%) pfSense
8 3 (0.33%) vSphere
9 2 (0.22%) HDFS
9 2 (0.22%) XenApp
10 1 (0.11%) Cygwin
10 1 (0.11%) GlusterFS
Systems Management
1 50 (5.45%) Terraform
2 41 (4.47%) Ansible
3 39 (4.25%) Kubernetes
4 26 (2.84%) SCCM
5 12 (1.31%) Microsoft Intune
6 11 (1.20%) WSUS
7 10 (1.09%) SCOM
7 10 (1.09%) Single Sign-On
8 8 (0.87%) Grafana
8 8 (0.87%) MIIS
9 7 (0.76%) Backup Exec
9 7 (0.76%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 7 (0.76%) NetBackup
9 7 (0.76%) Packer
9 7 (0.76%) Prometheus
9 7 (0.76%) Puppet
10 6 (0.65%) Microsoft Clustering
11 5 (0.55%) Docker Swarm
12 4 (0.44%) Consul
12 4 (0.44%) Graphite
Vendors
1 298 (32.50%) Microsoft
2 99 (10.80%) Oracle
3 38 (4.14%) VMware
4 20 (2.18%) Red Hat
5 19 (2.07%) Databricks
6 16 (1.74%) Zend
7 15 (1.64%) Talend
8 14 (1.53%) IBM
9 13 (1.42%) Atlassian
10 12 (1.31%) Salesforce.com
10 12 (1.31%) SAP
11 11 (1.20%) Alteryx
11 11 (1.20%) Cognos
12 10 (1.09%) Citrix
12 10 (1.09%) Cloudera
13 9 (0.98%) NetApp
14 8 (0.87%) EMC
14 8 (0.87%) Google
14 8 (0.87%) Remedy
15 7 (0.76%) Ivanti