Period
to 22 May 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 22 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
22 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 2 2
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 0
Permanent jobs citing SQL 1,979 1,975 2,489
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 21.20% 20.50% 20.80%
As % of the Programming Languages category 44.75% 41.34% 47.99%
Number of salaries quoted 1,659 1,738 2,181
West Midlands median annual salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.50% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £24,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 4,422 4,778 5,186
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 47.36% 49.60% 43.33%
Number of salaries quoted 3,628 4,146 4,436
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £24,375
90th Percentile £61,250 £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 22 May 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 22 May 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 0 721 £43,500 +2.35% 85
Coventry +2 259 £45,000 +12.50% 33
Staffordshire +3 256 £37,500 - 64
Warwickshire -4 168 £35,350 -3.15% 16
Solihull +2 109 £40,000 +14.29% 8
Worcestershire +2 101 £40,000 +14.29% 15
Wolverhampton +2 70 £35,000 -19.54% 3
Shropshire -1 63 £40,000 - 21
Sutton Coldfield +5 30 £31,500 -30.00% 2
Walsall 0 28 £37,500 +11.11% 4
Herefordshire +4 19 £37,500 -21.05% 2
Dudley +2 19 £34,000 -9.33% 4
West Bromwich -2 6 £30,500 -28.24% 1
Halesowen -17 5 £20,000 -24.53% 5
Stourbridge -1 2 - -
Smethwick - 2 £50,000 -
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 693 (35.02%) SQL Server
2 673 (34.01%) Microsoft
3 640 (32.34%) C#
4 552 (27.89%) .NET
5 511 (25.82%) JavaScript
6 437 (22.08%) Agile Software Development
7 403 (20.36%) HTML
8 354 (17.89%) CSS
9 340 (17.18%) T-SQL
10 316 (15.97%) Finance
11 313 (15.82%) Business Intelligence
12 307 (15.51%) Windows
13 275 (13.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 271 (13.69%) Problem-Solving
15 268 (13.54%) Microsoft Azure
16 266 (13.44%) ASP.NET
17 263 (13.29%) MVC
18 253 (12.78%) Java
18 253 (12.78%) Web Development
19 229 (11.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 215 (10.86%) Degree
21 200 (10.11%) Git (software)
22 184 (9.30%) Linux
23 183 (9.25%) Visual Studio
24 182 (9.20%) AngularJS
25 181 (9.15%) Scrum
26 179 (9.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
27 178 (8.99%) Analytics
28 169 (8.54%) Data Warehouse
29 167 (8.44%) ASP.NET Web API

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 81 (4.09%) SharePoint
2 58 (2.93%) IIS
3 55 (2.78%) BizTalk Server
4 43 (2.17%) SAS
5 36 (1.82%) Tomcat
6 35 (1.77%) JBoss
7 32 (1.62%) CMS
8 29 (1.47%) Apache
8 29 (1.47%) Confluence
9 27 (1.36%) Elasticsearch
10 22 (1.11%) MS Exchange
11 19 (0.96%) nginx
12 16 (0.81%) Skype for Business
13 11 (0.56%) MTS
13 11 (0.56%) WebLogic
14 10 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2013
15 8 (0.40%) Apache Spark
15 8 (0.40%) NServiceBus
15 8 (0.40%) OpenEdge
15 8 (0.40%) Umbraco
Applications
1 152 (7.68%) Microsoft Excel
2 84 (4.24%) Microsoft Office
3 29 (1.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
5 8 (0.40%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.25%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (0.25%) SPSS
7 2 (0.10%) Blender
7 2 (0.10%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.051%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 74 (3.74%) Dynamics NAV
2 60 (3.03%) Dynamics CRM
3 25 (1.26%) Dynamics AX
4 18 (0.91%) NetSuite
5 15 (0.76%) JDE EnterpriseOne
6 11 (0.56%) SAP Business One
7 6 (0.30%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
8 5 (0.25%) Infor M3
8 5 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
9 4 (0.20%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 4 (0.20%) Magento
9 4 (0.20%) Payment Gateway
9 4 (0.20%) SAP ERP
10 3 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
10 3 (0.15%) Sage 1000
10 3 (0.15%) Sage 500
10 3 (0.15%) Unit4 Business World
11 2 (0.10%) Lawson
11 2 (0.10%) Maximo
11 2 (0.10%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 268 (13.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 109 (5.51%) Office 365
3 100 (5.05%) Amazon AWS
4 75 (3.79%) IaaS
5 64 (3.23%) PaaS
6 61 (3.08%) Serverless
7 51 (2.58%) SaaS
8 46 (2.32%) Azure Data Factory
9 28 (1.41%) Dynamics 365
10 25 (1.26%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
11 24 (1.21%) GitHub
12 22 (1.11%) Force.com
13 18 (0.91%) Google Cloud Platform
14 12 (0.61%) Amazon EC2
15 9 (0.45%) IBM Cloud
16 8 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
16 8 (0.40%) CloudFront
16 8 (0.40%) npm
17 7 (0.35%) Azure Active Directory
17 7 (0.35%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 49 (2.48%) DNS
2 35 (1.77%) Firewall
3 34 (1.72%) Internet
4 31 (1.57%) TCP/IP
5 27 (1.36%) SSL
6 26 (1.31%) HTTP
7 19 (0.96%) SAN
8 17 (0.86%) DHCP
9 14 (0.71%) SMS
10 13 (0.66%) LAN
11 10 (0.51%) WAN
12 8 (0.40%) FTP
12 8 (0.40%) Wireless
13 7 (0.35%) Intranet
13 7 (0.35%) SSH
14 6 (0.30%) Telnet
14 6 (0.30%) VPN
14 6 (0.30%) Wireshark
15 5 (0.25%) Cisco IOS
15 5 (0.25%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 693 (35.02%) SQL Server
2 275 (13.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 229 (11.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 179 (9.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 169 (8.54%) Data Warehouse
6 115 (5.81%) Relational Database
7 98 (4.95%) NoSQL
8 96 (4.85%) Power BI
9 95 (4.80%) SQL Server 2012
10 91 (4.60%) MySQL
11 90 (4.55%) MongoDB
12 83 (4.19%) SQL Server 2008
13 61 (3.08%) Big Data
14 58 (2.93%) Azure SQL Database
15 57 (2.88%) Data Lake
16 53 (2.68%) SQL Server 2014
17 50 (2.53%) SQL Server 2016
18 44 (2.22%) PostgreSQL
19 33 (1.67%) Data Mining
20 32 (1.62%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 200 (10.11%) Git (software)
2 183 (9.25%) Visual Studio
3 73 (3.69%) Team Foundation Server
4 70 (3.54%) Jenkins
5 66 (3.34%) Subversion
6 58 (2.93%) JIRA
6 58 (2.93%) Visual Studio Team System
7 35 (1.77%) Bitbucket
7 35 (1.77%) Selenium
8 25 (1.26%) Maven
8 25 (1.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 23 (1.16%) GoCD
9 23 (1.16%) Jasmine
9 23 (1.16%) webpack
10 22 (1.11%) Karma Test Runner
10 22 (1.11%) PhantomJS
10 22 (1.11%) Vagrant
11 20 (1.01%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 20 (1.01%) JUnit
12 18 (0.91%) SpecFlow
General
1 316 (15.97%) Finance
2 144 (7.28%) Retail
3 102 (5.15%) Advertising
4 101 (5.10%) Manufacturing
5 76 (3.84%) Marketing
6 47 (2.37%) Legal
7 46 (2.32%) Banking
8 40 (2.02%) Games
9 26 (1.31%) Automotive
10 25 (1.26%) Back Office
11 20 (1.01%) Financial Institution
12 17 (0.86%) International Banking
13 12 (0.61%) Telecoms
14 11 (0.56%) Law
15 7 (0.35%) Billing
16 6 (0.30%) Electronics
17 5 (0.25%) Front Office
18 4 (0.20%) French Language
18 4 (0.20%) German Language
18 4 (0.20%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 932 (47.09%) Developer
2 400 (20.21%) Analyst
3 225 (11.37%) .NET Developer
4 211 (10.66%) C# Developer
5 197 (9.95%) SQL Developer
6 159 (8.03%) Senior Developer
7 144 (7.28%) Consultant
8 132 (6.67%) Applications Support
9 130 (6.57%) C# .NET Developer
10 127 (6.42%) Support Analyst
11 116 (5.86%) Software Developer
12 113 (5.71%) Java Developer
13 95 (4.80%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 86 (4.35%) ASP.NET Developer
15 85 (4.30%) Web Developer
16 78 (3.94%) DBA
17 77 (3.89%) C# ASP.NET Developer
18 76 (3.84%) Junior
19 73 (3.69%) Architect
20 70 (3.54%) Applications Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 552 (27.89%) .NET
2 403 (20.36%) HTML
3 354 (17.89%) CSS
4 266 (13.44%) ASP.NET
5 182 (9.20%) AngularJS
6 167 (8.44%) ASP.NET Web API
7 150 (7.58%) jQuery
8 149 (7.53%) .NET Framework
9 138 (6.97%) Entity Framework
10 134 (6.77%) ASP.NET MVC
10 134 (6.77%) XML
11 116 (5.86%) Web Services
12 101 (5.10%) RESTful
13 89 (4.50%) REST
14 86 (4.35%) HTML5
15 83 (4.19%) Node.js
16 79 (3.99%) WCF
17 77 (3.89%) JSON
18 73 (3.69%) Spring
19 67 (3.39%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 161 (8.14%) Analytical Skills
2 127 (6.42%) Computer Science
3 71 (3.59%) Self-Motivation
4 68 (3.44%) User Experience
5 62 (3.13%) Mobile App
6 45 (2.27%) Management Information System
7 43 (2.17%) Fintech
8 29 (1.47%) Data Centre
9 28 (1.41%) Driving Licence
9 28 (1.41%) Greenfield Project
9 28 (1.41%) Replication
10 23 (1.16%) Clustering
11 22 (1.11%) Data Structures
12 18 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
12 18 (0.91%) Graphic Design
12 18 (0.91%) Linux Command Line
13 14 (0.71%) EPoS
14 8 (0.40%) Algorithms
14 8 (0.40%) iSeries
14 8 (0.40%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 307 (15.51%) Windows
2 184 (9.30%) Linux
3 166 (8.39%) Windows Server
4 103 (5.20%) Unix
5 62 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
6 57 (2.88%) Windows Server 2012
7 51 (2.58%) Windows 10
8 49 (2.48%) Android
9 48 (2.43%) Windows 7
10 27 (1.36%) Apple iOS
10 27 (1.36%) Windows 8
11 19 (0.96%) Windows XP
12 14 (0.71%) CentOS
13 13 (0.66%) Windows Server 2003
14 10 (0.51%) Mac OS X
14 10 (0.51%) Windows Vista
15 7 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 4 (0.20%) Windows Mobile
17 2 (0.10%) AIX
17 2 (0.10%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 437 (22.08%) Agile Software Development
2 313 (15.82%) Business Intelligence
3 271 (13.69%) Problem-Solving
4 263 (13.29%) MVC
5 253 (12.78%) Web Development
6 181 (9.15%) Scrum
7 178 (8.99%) Analytics
8 158 (7.98%) Test Automation
9 138 (6.97%) Software Engineering
9 138 (6.97%) TDD
10 136 (6.87%) ETL
11 129 (6.52%) CRM
12 125 (6.32%) SDLC
13 117 (5.91%) ERP
14 106 (5.36%) Migration
15 104 (5.26%) ITIL
16 96 (4.85%) Continuous Integration
17 88 (4.45%) Data Analysis
18 86 (4.35%) OO
18 86 (4.35%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 640 (32.34%) C#
2 511 (25.82%) JavaScript
3 340 (17.18%) T-SQL
4 253 (12.78%) Java
5 136 (6.87%) PowerShell
6 106 (5.36%) Python
7 88 (4.45%) PHP
8 82 (4.14%) VB.NET
9 72 (3.64%) C
10 69 (3.49%) C++
11 43 (2.17%) TypeScript
12 38 (1.92%) Perl
13 36 (1.82%) PL/SQL
13 36 (1.82%) R
14 34 (1.72%) VB
15 33 (1.67%) VBA
16 31 (1.57%) Bash Shell
17 29 (1.47%) Apex Code
18 28 (1.41%) Ruby
19 20 (1.01%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 215 (10.86%) Degree
2 86 (4.35%) Computer Science Degree
3 56 (2.83%) Microsoft Certification
4 39 (1.97%) Security Cleared
5 31 (1.57%) ISTQB
6 24 (1.21%) MCSE
7 19 (0.96%) MCP
8 18 (0.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 17 (0.86%) ISEB
9 17 (0.86%) Master's Degree
10 16 (0.81%) PhD
11 13 (0.66%) MCSA
12 11 (0.56%) Numerate Degree
12 11 (0.56%) SC Cleared
13 9 (0.45%) Cisco Certification
14 7 (0.35%) CCNA
14 7 (0.35%) MCDBA
15 5 (0.25%) AAT
15 5 (0.25%) MCSD
16 4 (0.20%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (3.39%) QA
2 66 (3.34%) SLA
3 17 (0.86%) Data Quality
4 11 (0.56%) PCI DSS
5 7 (0.35%) ISO 9001
5 7 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials
7 5 (0.25%) PMO
8 3 (0.15%) COBIT
8 3 (0.15%) GDPR
9 1 (0.051%) BS7666
9 1 (0.051%) GCP
9 1 (0.051%) GPG13
9 1 (0.051%) IFRS
9 1 (0.051%) IFRS 9
9 1 (0.051%) ISO 8583
9 1 (0.051%) ISO/IEC 19770
9 1 (0.051%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.051%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.051%) WCAG
System Software
1 155 (7.83%) Active Directory
2 75 (3.79%) Docker
3 54 (2.73%) VMware Infrastructure
4 48 (2.43%) Hyper-V
5 27 (1.36%) Virtual Machines
6 22 (1.11%) XenDesktop
7 19 (0.96%) XenApp
8 17 (0.86%) VMware ESXi
9 14 (0.71%) VMware Workstation
9 14 (0.71%) vSphere
10 11 (0.56%) HDFS
11 9 (0.45%) VirtualBox
12 8 (0.40%) Xen
13 7 (0.35%) Squid
14 4 (0.20%) Virtual Servers
15 3 (0.15%) Firmware
16 2 (0.10%) Apache ZooKeeper
17 1 (0.051%) Cygwin
17 1 (0.051%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 1 (0.051%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 26 (1.31%) Ansible
1 26 (1.31%) SCCM
2 22 (1.11%) Opscode Chef
3 19 (0.96%) Marathon
3 19 (0.96%) Terraform
4 18 (0.91%) WSUS
5 15 (0.76%) Puppet
6 12 (0.61%) Kubernetes
6 12 (0.61%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 8 (0.40%) Graphite
7 8 (0.40%) Kibana
7 8 (0.40%) logstash
7 8 (0.40%) Nagios
7 8 (0.40%) SCOM
8 7 (0.35%) Failover Clustering
8 7 (0.35%) Microsoft Clustering
9 4 (0.20%) AirWatch
10 3 (0.15%) Backup Exec
10 3 (0.15%) Hadoop YARN
10 3 (0.15%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 673 (34.01%) Microsoft
2 144 (7.28%) Oracle
3 109 (5.51%) VMware
4 57 (2.88%) Tableau
5 47 (2.37%) Google
6 45 (2.27%) SAP
7 39 (1.97%) Xamarin
8 36 (1.82%) Salesforce.com
9 33 (1.67%) Citrix
10 28 (1.41%) Capita
10 28 (1.41%) Epicor
11 27 (1.36%) HP
12 26 (1.31%) Atlassian
12 26 (1.31%) JD Edwards
13 25 (1.26%) IFS
14 24 (1.21%) Infor
14 24 (1.21%) Sage
15 23 (1.16%) IBM
16 22 (1.11%) Cisco
17 20 (1.01%) NetApp