Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 4 2 2
Rank change year-on-year -2 0 0
Permanent jobs citing SQL 1,736 2,253 2,450
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 19.76% 22.59% 20.48%
As % of the Programming Languages category 44.78% 42.32% 46.88%
Number of salaries quoted 1,529 2,011 2,105
West Midlands median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £26,000 £23,750 £22,500
90th Percentile £59,000 £57,500 £56,250
England median annual salary £48,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +7.78% - -

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 3,877 5,324 5,226
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 44.12% 53.38% 43.69%
Number of salaries quoted 3,302 4,630 4,371
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,988 £23,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £57,500 £57,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +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 September 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 21 September 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 -1 698 £42,500 -5.56% 124
Staffordshire +1 244 £40,000 +9.59% 74
Coventry +1 216 £45,000 +12.50% 26
Warwickshire -5 118 £38,750 +19.23% 21
Worcestershire 0 93 £39,632 +13.23% 15
Shropshire +4 70 £37,500 -6.25% 17
Sutton Coldfield +3 58 £40,000 -11.11% 9
Solihull -5 54 £42,500 -5.56% 8
Walsall +1 28 £35,000 -13.69% 5
Wolverhampton -6 24 £40,000 +15.94% 3
Dudley -7 21 £34,000 -9.33% 2
Herefordshire -2 10 £45,000 -5.26% 3
West Bromwich 0 5 £45,000 -10.00% 1
Tipton - 2 £35,500 -
Halesowen +7 1 £20,000 -33.33% 6
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 21 September 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.

1 620 (35.71%) C#
2 604 (34.79%) SQL Server
3 564 (32.49%) Microsoft
4 543 (31.28%) .NET
5 510 (29.38%) JavaScript
6 462 (26.61%) Agile Software Development
7 390 (22.47%) HTML
8 325 (18.72%) CSS
9 319 (18.38%) T-SQL
10 306 (17.63%) Finance
11 296 (17.05%) MVC
12 292 (16.82%) Windows
13 270 (15.55%) Business Intelligence
14 263 (15.15%) ASP.NET
14 263 (15.15%) Microsoft Azure
15 261 (15.03%) Java
16 256 (14.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 227 (13.08%) AngularJS
18 212 (12.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 209 (12.04%) Web Development
20 206 (11.87%) Degree
20 206 (11.87%) Problem-Solving
21 191 (11.00%) TDD
22 165 (9.50%) Scrum
23 161 (9.27%) jQuery
24 159 (9.16%) ASP.NET Web API
25 158 (9.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
26 157 (9.04%) Analytical Skills
27 153 (8.81%) Linux
28 148 (8.53%) Visual Studio

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 48 (2.76%) SharePoint
2 45 (2.59%) Tomcat
3 36 (2.07%) MS Exchange
4 33 (1.90%) Apache
5 31 (1.79%) CMS
6 27 (1.56%) Confluence
7 25 (1.44%) SAS
8 23 (1.32%) IIS
9 22 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2003
10 21 (1.21%) Umbraco
11 20 (1.15%) nginx
12 17 (0.98%) Elasticsearch
13 14 (0.81%) BizTalk Server
13 14 (0.81%) JBoss
14 13 (0.75%) WebSphere
15 11 (0.63%) WordPress
16 10 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2013
17 9 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2007
17 9 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2010
17 9 (0.52%) Joomla!
Applications
1 132 (7.60%) Microsoft Excel
2 102 (5.88%) Microsoft Office
3 27 (1.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (0.58%) Photoshop
5 9 (0.52%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 6 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.29%) MS Visio
8 2 (0.12%) Blender
8 2 (0.12%) Maya
8 2 (0.12%) Microsoft Project
9 1 (0.058%) Mingle
9 1 (0.058%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 43 (2.48%) Dynamics NAV
2 28 (1.61%) Dynamics CRM
3 16 (0.92%) FastStats
4 14 (0.81%) Dynamics AX
5 10 (0.58%) Remedy ITSM
6 8 (0.46%) SAP Business One
7 7 (0.40%) NetSuite
8 6 (0.35%) Payment Gateway
9 4 (0.23%) Infor LN
9 4 (0.23%) Sage 200
10 2 (0.12%) Dynamics GP
10 2 (0.12%) Infor M3
10 2 (0.12%) Lawson
10 2 (0.12%) Misys Equation
10 2 (0.12%) Oracle Assets
10 2 (0.12%) Oracle Financials
10 2 (0.12%) SAP ERP
10 2 (0.12%) Unit4 Business World
11 1 (0.058%) Maximo
11 1 (0.058%) OpenText MBPM
Cloud Services
1 263 (15.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 125 (7.20%) Amazon AWS
3 105 (6.05%) Office 365
4 49 (2.82%) IaaS
5 48 (2.76%) SaaS
6 44 (2.53%) Serverless
7 36 (2.07%) PaaS
8 33 (1.90%) GitHub
9 28 (1.61%) Amazon EC2
10 26 (1.50%) Azure Data Factory
11 25 (1.44%) Amazon S3
12 24 (1.38%) AWS CloudFormation
12 24 (1.38%) Azure Active Directory
13 21 (1.21%) Amazon SQS
14 19 (1.09%) Cloud Computing
14 19 (1.09%) Dynamics 365
15 13 (0.75%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 11 (0.63%) AWS Lambda
17 10 (0.58%) Amazon EMR
17 10 (0.58%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 65 (3.74%) DNS
2 52 (3.00%) Firewall
3 39 (2.25%) Internet
4 36 (2.07%) SAN
5 33 (1.90%) TCP/IP
6 30 (1.73%) DHCP
7 26 (1.50%) HTTP
8 23 (1.32%) Remote Desktop
8 23 (1.32%) SSL
9 18 (1.04%) Network Security
10 16 (0.92%) IPsec
11 13 (0.75%) Skype
12 12 (0.69%) FTP
13 11 (0.63%) VLAN
14 10 (0.58%) LAN
14 10 (0.58%) VSAN
15 9 (0.52%) WAN
16 8 (0.46%) Cisco IOS
16 8 (0.46%) IPv6
16 8 (0.46%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 604 (34.79%) SQL Server
2 256 (14.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 212 (12.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 158 (9.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 147 (8.47%) Relational Database
6 127 (7.32%) NoSQL
7 120 (6.91%) MySQL
8 113 (6.51%) Data Warehouse
9 100 (5.76%) SQL Server 2012
10 98 (5.65%) Power BI
11 87 (5.01%) MongoDB
12 62 (3.57%) PostgreSQL
13 58 (3.34%) Azure SQL Database
14 52 (3.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 51 (2.94%) DB2
16 48 (2.76%) SQL Server 2008
16 48 (2.76%) SQL Server 2014
17 44 (2.53%) Amazon RDS
17 44 (2.53%) Oracle Database
18 40 (2.30%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 148 (8.53%) Visual Studio
2 133 (7.66%) Git (software)
3 103 (5.93%) Team Foundation Server
4 59 (3.40%) JIRA
5 57 (3.28%) Jenkins
6 44 (2.53%) Subversion
7 37 (2.13%) Maven
8 30 (1.73%) Selenium
9 29 (1.67%) JUnit
9 29 (1.67%) Visual Studio Team System
10 25 (1.44%) Bitbucket
11 24 (1.38%) Jasmine
12 22 (1.27%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 22 (1.27%) webpack
13 21 (1.21%) GoCD
13 21 (1.21%) Karma Test Runner
13 21 (1.21%) PhantomJS
14 20 (1.15%) NUnit
15 18 (1.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 17 (0.98%) Vagrant
General
1 306 (17.63%) Finance
2 101 (5.82%) Retail
3 79 (4.55%) Advertising
4 62 (3.57%) Manufacturing
5 55 (3.17%) Marketing
6 44 (2.53%) Legal
7 39 (2.25%) Automotive
8 32 (1.84%) Games
9 19 (1.09%) Banking
10 11 (0.63%) Financial Institution
10 11 (0.63%) Multimedia
11 7 (0.40%) Telecoms
12 5 (0.29%) General Ledger
13 4 (0.23%) Billing
13 4 (0.23%) Front Office
13 4 (0.23%) Law
13 4 (0.23%) Local Government
14 3 (0.17%) Back Office
14 3 (0.17%) French Language
15 2 (0.12%) German Language
Job Titles
1 843 (48.56%) Developer
2 271 (15.61%) Analyst
3 222 (12.79%) .NET Developer
4 221 (12.73%) C# Developer
5 161 (9.27%) Senior Developer
6 118 (6.80%) SQL Developer
7 115 (6.62%) Software Developer
8 114 (6.57%) C# .NET Developer
9 107 (6.16%) Consultant
9 107 (6.16%) DBA
10 105 (6.05%) Java Developer
11 93 (5.36%) Web Developer
12 81 (4.67%) Support Analyst
13 80 (4.61%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 76 (4.38%) Applications Support
15 75 (4.32%) Architect
16 66 (3.80%) SQL DBA
17 64 (3.69%) ASP.NET Developer
18 63 (3.63%) Software Engineer
19 60 (3.46%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 543 (31.28%) .NET
2 390 (22.47%) HTML
3 325 (18.72%) CSS
4 263 (15.15%) ASP.NET
5 227 (13.08%) AngularJS
6 161 (9.27%) jQuery
7 159 (9.16%) ASP.NET Web API
8 146 (8.41%) Web Services
9 124 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC
10 109 (6.28%) .NET Framework
11 107 (6.16%) JSON
12 105 (6.05%) HTML5
13 102 (5.88%) Spring
14 100 (5.76%) XML
15 98 (5.65%) Entity Framework
16 84 (4.84%) Hibernate
17 79 (4.55%) WCF
18 76 (4.38%) KnockoutJS
18 76 (4.38%) REST
19 71 (4.09%) React
Miscellaneous
1 157 (9.04%) Analytical Skills
2 111 (6.39%) Computer Science
3 92 (5.30%) Self-Motivation
4 71 (4.09%) Mobile App
5 63 (3.63%) Enterprise Software
6 47 (2.71%) Greenfield Project
6 47 (2.71%) Management Information System
7 34 (1.96%) Data Centre
7 34 (1.96%) Driving Licence
7 34 (1.96%) User Experience
8 22 (1.27%) Replication
9 21 (1.21%) Clustering
10 19 (1.09%) Fintech
11 17 (0.98%) Data Structures
12 16 (0.92%) HP StoreVirtual
13 13 (0.75%) Hybrid Cloud
14 12 (0.69%) Private Cloud
15 11 (0.63%) Algorithms
15 11 (0.63%) Public Cloud
15 11 (0.63%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 292 (16.82%) Windows
2 153 (8.81%) Linux
3 125 (7.20%) Windows Server
4 91 (5.24%) Unix
5 51 (2.94%) Windows Server 2012
6 36 (2.07%) Windows 7
7 35 (2.02%) Windows Server 2008
8 32 (1.84%) Windows Server 2003
9 30 (1.73%) Windows 8
10 27 (1.56%) Windows 10
11 20 (1.15%) Android
12 14 (0.81%) Windows XP
13 13 (0.75%) Mac OS X
14 8 (0.46%) Ubuntu
15 7 (0.40%) Apple iOS
15 7 (0.40%) CentOS
15 7 (0.40%) Mac OS
15 7 (0.40%) SUSE
16 5 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 3 (0.17%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 462 (26.61%) Agile Software Development
2 296 (17.05%) MVC
3 270 (15.55%) Business Intelligence
4 209 (12.04%) Web Development
5 206 (11.87%) Problem-Solving
6 191 (11.00%) TDD
7 165 (9.50%) Scrum
8 119 (6.85%) Software Engineering
9 118 (6.80%) Analytics
10 112 (6.45%) ETL
11 104 (5.99%) SDLC
12 103 (5.93%) Test Automation
13 102 (5.88%) OO
14 93 (5.36%) ERP
15 91 (5.24%) Microservices
16 87 (5.01%) Continuous Integration
17 85 (4.90%) Data Analysis
18 81 (4.67%) DevOps
18 81 (4.67%) Project Management
19 79 (4.55%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 620 (35.71%) C#
2 510 (29.38%) JavaScript
3 319 (18.38%) T-SQL
4 261 (15.03%) Java
5 122 (7.03%) Python
6 117 (6.74%) PowerShell
7 91 (5.24%) PHP
8 87 (5.01%) VB.NET
9 57 (3.28%) Bash Shell
9 57 (3.28%) PL/SQL
10 51 (2.94%) C++
11 49 (2.82%) TypeScript
12 44 (2.53%) C
13 43 (2.48%) Perl
14 38 (2.19%) Java 8
15 32 (1.84%) VBA
16 30 (1.73%) Ruby
17 29 (1.67%) VBScript
18 21 (1.21%) R
19 19 (1.09%) Scala
Qualifications
1 206 (11.87%) Degree
2 91 (5.24%) Computer Science Degree
3 63 (3.63%) Microsoft Certification
4 43 (2.48%) Security Cleared
5 32 (1.84%) Master's Degree
6 31 (1.79%) MCSE
7 21 (1.21%) SC Cleared
8 18 (1.04%) MCP
9 15 (0.86%) ISEB
10 12 (0.69%) MCSA
11 10 (0.58%) ISTQB
12 8 (0.46%) AAT
12 8 (0.46%) MCPD
13 7 (0.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 7 (0.40%) PhD
14 5 (0.29%) ACCA
14 5 (0.29%) CIMA
15 4 (0.23%) DBS Check
15 4 (0.23%) ITIL Certification
16 3 (0.17%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (3.17%) SLA
2 44 (2.53%) QA
3 19 (1.09%) Data Quality
4 15 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 11 (0.63%) GDPR
6 6 (0.35%) PMO
7 5 (0.29%) Cyber Essentials
8 3 (0.17%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.12%) COBIT
9 2 (0.12%) IFRS
9 2 (0.12%) IFRS 9
9 2 (0.12%) WAI
10 1 (0.058%) Basel II
10 1 (0.058%) IAS 39
10 1 (0.058%) ISO 8583
10 1 (0.058%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.058%) WCAG
System Software
1 122 (7.03%) Active Directory
2 71 (4.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 60 (3.46%) Hyper-V
4 52 (3.00%) Docker
5 25 (1.44%) Virtual Machines
6 23 (1.32%) vSphere
7 20 (1.15%) XenDesktop
8 16 (0.92%) Forefront TMG
8 16 (0.92%) Terminal Services
8 16 (0.92%) XenApp
9 11 (0.63%) HDFS
10 9 (0.52%) VMware NSX
11 7 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
12 6 (0.35%) Oracle RAC
12 6 (0.35%) XenServer
13 3 (0.17%) VMware Workstation
13 3 (0.17%) Xen
14 2 (0.12%) Firmware
15 1 (0.058%) Cygwin
15 1 (0.058%) Squid
Systems Management
1 45 (2.59%) Ansible
2 33 (1.90%) SCCM
3 26 (1.50%) WSUS
4 25 (1.44%) Opscode Chef
5 23 (1.32%) Terraform
6 19 (1.09%) Puppet
7 13 (0.75%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 12 (0.69%) Kubernetes
9 9 (0.52%) Oracle RMAN
10 7 (0.40%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 6 (0.35%) Failover Clustering
12 5 (0.29%) Backup Exec
12 5 (0.29%) Kibana
12 5 (0.29%) logstash
12 5 (0.29%) SCOM
12 5 (0.29%) Single Sign-On
13 3 (0.17%) Data Guard
13 3 (0.17%) HP Data Protector
13 3 (0.17%) Microsoft Intune
13 3 (0.17%) Nagios
Vendors
1 564 (32.49%) Microsoft
2 133 (7.66%) Oracle
3 125 (7.20%) VMware
4 58 (3.34%) Tableau
5 54 (3.11%) Xamarin
6 45 (2.59%) SAP
7 44 (2.53%) HP
8 43 (2.48%) Cisco
9 37 (2.13%) Citrix
10 35 (2.02%) Google
11 29 (1.67%) NetApp
12 27 (1.56%) Remedy
13 23 (1.32%) Atlassian
13 23 (1.32%) Cognos
14 22 (1.27%) Capita
15 18 (1.04%) CheckPoint
15 18 (1.04%) Salesforce.com
16 17 (0.98%) Dell
17 16 (0.92%) Sage
17 16 (0.92%) SonicWALL