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 29 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
England / West Midlands
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 2 2 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 0  
Permanent jobs citing SQL 1193 1264 1229
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 23.26% 20.52% 21.29%
As % of the Programming Languages category 43.57% 47.73% 44.38%
Number of salaries quoted 1067 1084 1171
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £23,750 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £56,250 £56,250 £55,000
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 2738 2648 2769
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 53.38% 42.99% 47.96%
Number of salaries quoted 5634 5268 5906
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £56,250 £56,250 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +4.93% +1.25%  

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 3 months to 29 June 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 29 June 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 +5 451 £45,000 +20.00% 53
Warwickshire -2 157 £32,500 -27.77% 20
Coventry +4 138 £40,000 +6.66% 20
Staffordshire +1 132 £35,000 - 28
Worcestershire -5 65 £35,000 +7.69% 11
Shropshire 0 61 £40,000 +23.07% 5
Solihull +3 51 £42,250 +69.00% 9
Wolverhampton -2 18 £35,000 -6.66% 3
Herefordshire -12 17 £47,500 +46.15% 3
West Bromwich +6 16 £41,250 -13.15%
Walsall +4 15 £32,500 -7.14% 4
Halesowen 0 15 £30,000 +13.20% 1
Sutton Coldfield +3 10 £45,000 +45.16% 2
Dudley 0 7 £37,500 +66.66% 2
Smethwick - 1 - -
Stourbridge - 1 £30,000 - 1
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 29 June 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.

1 884 (40.94%) .NET
2 825 (38.21%) C#
3 812 (37.61%) SQL Server
4 655 (30.34%) JavaScript
5 650 (30.11%) Microsoft
6 596 (27.61%) HTML
7 554 (25.66%) CSS
8 498 (23.07%) ASP.NET
9 417 (19.31%) Agile Software Development
10 409 (18.94%) MVC
11 408 (18.90%) T-SQL
12 358 (16.58%) Business Intelligence
13 322 (14.91%) jQuery
14 311 (14.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 294 (13.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 283 (13.11%) Oracle
17 279 (12.92%) Windows
18 278 (12.88%) Finance
19 273 (12.64%) AngularJS
20 250 (11.58%) Microsoft Azure
21 245 (11.35%) Web Development
22 234 (10.84%) VB.NET
23 233 (10.79%) .NET Framework
24 218 (10.10%) Analytical Skills
24 218 (10.10%) HTML5
25 214 (9.91%) Java
26 205 (9.50%) Degree
27 193 (8.94%) XML
28 186 (8.62%) Data Warehouse
29 184 (8.52%) ASP.NET MVC

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 92 (4.26%) SAS
2 90 (4.17%) SharePoint
3 54 (2.50%) IIS
4 45 (2.08%) CMS
5 24 (1.11%) JBoss
6 21 (0.97%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 21 (0.97%) WordPress
7 18 (0.83%) Elasticsearch
8 17 (0.79%) GlassFish
8 17 (0.79%) MS Exchange
8 17 (0.79%) Tomcat
8 17 (0.79%) WildFly
9 16 (0.74%) Skype for Business
10 12 (0.56%) BizTalk Server
10 12 (0.56%) Umbraco
11 11 (0.51%) nginx
12 10 (0.46%) ArcGIS
13 9 (0.42%) SharePoint 2013
14 8 (0.37%) Apache Spark
14 8 (0.37%) WebLogic
Applications
1 160 (7.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 83 (3.84%) Microsoft Office
3 25 (1.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 21 (0.97%) Photoshop
5 19 (0.88%) Adobe Illustrator
5 19 (0.88%) SPSS
6 17 (0.79%) MS Visio
6 17 (0.79%) Spreadsheet
7 9 (0.42%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 37 (1.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (0.79%) Dynamics AX
3 15 (0.69%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 13 (0.60%) Dynamics NAV
5 9 (0.42%) Oracle Financials
6 6 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
7 5 (0.23%) assyst
7 5 (0.23%) Fredhopper
7 5 (0.23%) Magento
7 5 (0.23%) Oracle BPM
7 5 (0.23%) Oracle EBS R12
7 5 (0.23%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 4 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
8 4 (0.19%) Oracle Payables
8 4 (0.19%) Payment Gateway
9 3 (0.14%) Actimize
9 3 (0.14%) BusinessWorks
9 3 (0.14%) OpenText MBPM
9 3 (0.14%) OpenText Process Suite
9 3 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 250 (11.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 73 (3.38%) SaaS
3 66 (3.06%) Amazon AWS
4 41 (1.90%) Office 365
5 37 (1.71%) PaaS
6 31 (1.44%) IaaS
7 20 (0.93%) Amazon EC2
8 14 (0.65%) Azure Active Directory
8 14 (0.65%) GitHub
9 10 (0.46%) Azure Data Factory
9 10 (0.46%) Firebase
10 9 (0.42%) Azure Machine Learning
11 7 (0.32%) Bluemix
11 7 (0.32%) IBM Cloud
12 6 (0.28%) Dynamics 365
13 5 (0.23%) Amazon CloudSearch
13 5 (0.23%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 5 (0.23%) Amazon SQS
13 5 (0.23%) Google Analytics
14 2 (0.093%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 49 (2.27%) DNS
2 48 (2.22%) Internet
3 33 (1.53%) SAN
4 28 (1.30%) DHCP
4 28 (1.30%) WAN
5 26 (1.20%) Firewall
5 26 (1.20%) TCP/IP
6 25 (1.16%) LAN
7 19 (0.88%) ATM
7 19 (0.88%) SSL
8 17 (0.79%) HTTP
9 15 (0.69%) VPN
10 12 (0.56%) Wi-Fi
11 11 (0.51%) Intranet
12 8 (0.37%) Skype
13 7 (0.32%) Network Security
14 6 (0.28%) Cisco ASA
15 5 (0.23%) NAS
16 4 (0.19%) Fibre Channel
17 3 (0.14%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 812 (37.61%) SQL Server
2 311 (14.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 294 (13.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 186 (8.62%) Data Warehouse
5 184 (8.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 181 (8.38%) MySQL
7 139 (6.44%) SQL Server 2008
8 112 (5.19%) Relational Database
9 109 (5.05%) MongoDB
10 96 (4.45%) NoSQL
11 88 (4.08%) Power BI
12 82 (3.80%) SQL Server 2012
13 77 (3.57%) SQL Server 2014
14 76 (3.52%) Oracle Database
15 69 (3.20%) SQL Server 2005
16 65 (3.01%) QlikView
17 52 (2.41%) DB2
18 49 (2.27%) Big Data
19 39 (1.81%) SQL Server 2016
20 37 (1.71%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 183 (8.48%) Visual Studio
2 113 (5.23%) Git (software)
3 105 (4.86%) Team Foundation Server
4 71 (3.29%) Selenium
5 64 (2.96%) Jenkins
6 48 (2.22%) JUnit
7 47 (2.18%) Cucumber
8 38 (1.76%) JIRA
9 21 (0.97%) JSUnit
10 19 (0.88%) Subversion
11 18 (0.83%) Hudson
12 17 (0.79%) JBehave
13 16 (0.74%) ProC
13 16 (0.74%) RSpec
13 16 (0.74%) WATIR
13 16 (0.74%) WebDriver
14 15 (0.69%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 12 (0.56%) Jasmine
15 12 (0.56%) Karma Test Runner
15 12 (0.56%) SpecFlow
General
1 278 (12.88%) Finance
2 181 (8.38%) Retail
3 148 (6.86%) Marketing
4 47 (2.18%) Manufacturing
5 46 (2.13%) Legal
6 36 (1.67%) Advertising
7 29 (1.34%) Electronics
8 28 (1.30%) Games
9 27 (1.25%) Publishing
10 24 (1.11%) Automotive
11 15 (0.69%) Billing
11 15 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
12 13 (0.60%) Back Office
12 13 (0.60%) Telecoms
13 12 (0.56%) Banking
13 12 (0.56%) Law
13 12 (0.56%) Music Industry
14 5 (0.23%) Aerospace
15 4 (0.19%) Front Office
16 3 (0.14%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 1141 (52.85%) Developer
2 454 (21.03%) .NET Developer
3 342 (15.84%) Analyst
4 316 (14.64%) SQL Developer
5 311 (14.40%) C# Developer
6 239 (11.07%) C# .NET Developer
7 185 (8.57%) Senior Developer
8 142 (6.58%) ASP.NET Developer
9 129 (5.97%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 128 (5.93%) Software Developer
11 117 (5.42%) Web Developer
12 111 (5.14%) DBA
13 106 (4.91%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 99 (4.59%) Consultant
14 99 (4.59%) Junior
15 93 (4.31%) SQL DBA
16 91 (4.21%) Senior .NET Developer
17 89 (4.12%) Java Developer
18 85 (3.94%) JavaScript Developer
19 78 (3.61%) Junior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 884 (40.94%) .NET
2 596 (27.61%) HTML
3 554 (25.66%) CSS
4 498 (23.07%) ASP.NET
5 322 (14.91%) jQuery
6 273 (12.64%) AngularJS
7 233 (10.79%) .NET Framework
8 218 (10.10%) HTML5
9 193 (8.94%) XML
10 184 (8.52%) ASP.NET MVC
11 158 (7.32%) Web Services
12 148 (6.86%) Entity Framework
13 137 (6.35%) ASP.NET Web API
14 94 (4.35%) CSS3
15 90 (4.17%) REST
16 87 (4.03%) WCF
17 81 (3.75%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 78 (3.61%) ASP.NET Web Forms
18 78 (3.61%) RESTful
19 77 (3.57%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 218 (10.10%) Analytical Skills
2 80 (3.71%) Computer Science
3 78 (3.61%) Mobile App
4 64 (2.96%) Data Centre
5 50 (2.32%) Greenfield Project
6 46 (2.13%) Replication
7 38 (1.76%) Social Media
8 33 (1.53%) iPad
9 31 (1.44%) Algorithms
10 28 (1.30%) Management Information System
11 27 (1.25%) Data Structures
12 26 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
13 25 (1.16%) CMDB
14 24 (1.11%) Clustering
14 24 (1.11%) Fintech
14 24 (1.11%) NHS
14 24 (1.11%) User Experience
15 19 (0.88%) Client/Server
15 19 (0.88%) Graphic Design
16 14 (0.65%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 279 (12.92%) Windows
2 165 (7.64%) Linux
3 90 (4.17%) Windows Server
4 83 (3.84%) Unix
5 68 (3.15%) Android
6 53 (2.45%) Apple iOS
7 42 (1.95%) Windows Server 2012
8 35 (1.62%) Windows Server 2008
9 33 (1.53%) Windows 7
10 15 (0.69%) Windows 10
11 14 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 9 (0.42%) Windows Phone
13 8 (0.37%) Windows Mobile
14 7 (0.32%) Solaris
15 6 (0.28%) AIX
16 4 (0.19%) Windows 8
16 4 (0.19%) Windows Phone 8
16 4 (0.19%) Windows Server 2003
16 4 (0.19%) Windows XP
17 3 (0.14%) VyOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 417 (19.31%) Agile Software Development
2 409 (18.94%) MVC
3 358 (16.58%) Business Intelligence
4 245 (11.35%) Web Development
5 147 (6.81%) TDD
6 146 (6.76%) OO
6 146 (6.76%) Scrum
7 139 (6.44%) ETL
8 135 (6.25%) Software Engineering
9 133 (6.16%) Mentoring
9 133 (6.16%) Project Management
10 125 (5.79%) Test Automation
11 114 (5.28%) E-Commerce
12 113 (5.23%) CRM
13 105 (4.86%) Migration
14 93 (4.31%) Continuous Integration
15 91 (4.21%) Analytics
16 88 (4.08%) ITIL
17 87 (4.03%) Performance Tuning
18 82 (3.80%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 825 (38.21%) C#
2 655 (30.34%) JavaScript
3 408 (18.90%) T-SQL
4 234 (10.84%) VB.NET
5 214 (9.91%) Java
6 112 (5.19%) PHP
7 86 (3.98%) VB
8 69 (3.20%) C
9 64 (2.96%) PL/SQL
10 63 (2.92%) Ruby
11 56 (2.59%) PowerShell
12 54 (2.50%) Python
13 49 (2.27%) C++
14 46 (2.13%) R
15 39 (1.81%) VBA
16 30 (1.39%) VB6
17 20 (0.93%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
17 20 (0.93%) TypeScript
18 16 (0.74%) PROC SQL
18 16 (0.74%) XPath
Qualifications
1 205 (9.50%) Degree
2 63 (2.92%) Microsoft Certification
3 49 (2.27%) ISEB
4 48 (2.22%) Computer Science Degree
5 24 (1.11%) Security Cleared
6 20 (0.93%) ISTQB
7 17 (0.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 15 (0.69%) Master's Degree
8 15 (0.69%) SAS Certification
9 14 (0.65%) MCSA
10 13 (0.60%) BPSS Clearance
10 13 (0.60%) PMI Certification
10 13 (0.60%) PMP
11 12 (0.56%) LPIC
12 11 (0.51%) MCSE
13 9 (0.42%) SC Cleared
13 9 (0.42%) Six Sigma Black Belt
14 8 (0.37%) PhD
15 7 (0.32%) MCSD
16 6 (0.28%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 99 (4.59%) QA
2 47 (2.18%) SLA
3 35 (1.62%) Data Quality
4 12 (0.56%) Disclosure Scotland
5 7 (0.32%) Actionable Recommendations
5 7 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.14%) PMO
7 2 (0.093%) COBIT
7 2 (0.093%) FINRA
7 2 (0.093%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.046%) BS7666
8 1 (0.046%) GAMP
8 1 (0.046%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.046%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.046%) NIST 800
System Software
1 92 (4.26%) Active Directory
2 82 (3.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (1.44%) Hyper-V
4 20 (0.93%) Virtual Machines
5 19 (0.88%) VMware Workstation
6 16 (0.74%) Firmware
7 14 (0.65%) VMware ESXi
8 13 (0.60%) Docker
9 10 (0.46%) vSphere
10 6 (0.28%) XenApp
11 5 (0.23%) Microsoft App-V
12 3 (0.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 3 (0.14%) NFS
12 3 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
12 3 (0.14%) XenDesktop
12 3 (0.14%) XenServer
13 2 (0.093%) Terminal Services
13 2 (0.093%) vCloud
13 2 (0.093%) Xen
14 1 (0.046%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 41 (1.90%) SCOM
2 24 (1.11%) SCCM
3 16 (0.74%) Ansible
4 13 (0.60%) Backup Exec
4 13 (0.60%) SCVMM
5 12 (0.56%) NetBackup
6 9 (0.42%) Failover Clustering
7 7 (0.32%) Nagios
7 7 (0.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 7 (0.32%) WSUS
8 3 (0.14%) SCOrch
8 3 (0.14%) TIBCO Hawk
9 2 (0.093%) Graphite
9 2 (0.093%) Kibana
9 2 (0.093%) Kubernetes
9 2 (0.093%) logstash
9 2 (0.093%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (0.093%) Puppet
9 2 (0.093%) vCenter Server
9 2 (0.093%) vMotion
Vendors
1 650 (30.11%) Microsoft
2 283 (13.11%) Oracle
3 109 (5.05%) VMware
4 70 (3.24%) Tableau
5 65 (3.01%) IBM
6 47 (2.18%) Xamarin
7 43 (1.99%) Cognos
8 41 (1.90%) Cisco
8 41 (1.90%) NetApp
9 36 (1.67%) Citrix
10 34 (1.57%) HP
11 33 (1.53%) SAP
12 31 (1.44%) EMC
13 29 (1.34%) Red Hat
14 25 (1.16%) Google
15 24 (1.11%) Sybase
16 18 (0.83%) 3PAR
17 16 (0.74%) Telerik
18 13 (0.60%) BMC
18 13 (0.60%) Juniper
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Pearson Frank
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Package
Posted: 2 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Posted: 18 hours ago
Warwickshire
Spring Technology
Posted: Yesterday
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £43600 - £49500 per annum + (DOE) Pens, 5w hols, DIS
Posted: 17 hours ago
Lichfield, Staffordshire
Computer People
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + great benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
West Midlands
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Reed Technology
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + good benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Blues Point Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + benefits inc pension, 25 days hol
Posted: Yesterday
Ross-On-Wye, Herefordshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
X4 Group
Salary: £27k - 32k per year + benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Reed Technology
Posted: 1 hour ago
Walsall, West Midlands (County)
Crimson Ltd
Salary: £32000 - £37000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Walsall, West Midlands (County)
Crimson Ltd
Salary: £27500 - £32500 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £25000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Blues Point Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum + bens inc BUPA,pension,flexible hrs
Posted: Yesterday
Warwickshire
Arden Resourcing Limited
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum Plus Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Kingfisher Consultancy
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Computer People
Salary: £46000.00 - £56000.00 per annum + Benefits and Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
onezeero.
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: Up to £32k plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Lichfield, Staffordshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 3 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Reed Technology
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Warwickshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Ascend Consulting
Salary: Up to £32,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago