Period
to 6 July 2020

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 6 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
6 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 5 4 4
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 -2
Permanent jobs citing SQL 764 1,563 1,988
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands 18.94% 19.56% 20.44%
As % of the Programming Languages category 39.26% 43.15% 43.86%
Number of salaries quoted 710 1,404 1,895
Median annual salary £46,250 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.82% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £24,675 £26,250 £26,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £52,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.00% +5.26% +5.56%

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 1,946 3,622 4,533
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 48.24% 45.34% 46.61%
Number of salaries quoted 1,667 2,885 3,797
Median annual salary £46,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.24% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £62,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

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 6 July 2020.

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 6 July 2020. 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 0 265 £52,500 +16.67% 31
Staffordshire +1 164 £40,000 - 24
Coventry -10 56 £45,500 +1.11% 17
Warwickshire -11 54 £45,000 +5.88% 12
Solihull -6 41 £52,500 +23.53% 2
Worcestershire +7 38 £40,000 +33.33% 11
Herefordshire 0 33 £45,000 -10.00% 2
Shropshire -3 30 £45,000 +5.88% 1
Walsall +2 19 £23,500 -37.33% 1
West Bromwich +2 11 £37,500 +20.97% 1
Sutton Coldfield +2 10 £45,000 +20.00%
Wolverhampton +4 9 £53,000 +17.78% 3
Wednesbury -4 3 £28,500 -40.00%
Dudley +18 2 £32,500 +18.18%
Brierley Hill - 1 £32,500 -
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 6 July 2020, 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.

1 266 (34.82%) SQL Server
2 262 (34.29%) Microsoft
3 249 (32.59%) .NET
4 232 (30.37%) Azure
5 215 (28.14%) C#
6 213 (27.88%) Agile Software Development
7 150 (19.63%) Business Intelligence
8 143 (18.72%) T-SQL
9 137 (17.93%) JavaScript
10 136 (17.80%) Windows
11 128 (16.75%) ASP.NET
12 126 (16.49%) DevOps
13 117 (15.31%) HTML
14 112 (14.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 110 (14.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 108 (14.14%) Finance
17 105 (13.74%) MVC
18 104 (13.61%) Analytical Skills
18 104 (13.61%) Power BI
18 104 (13.61%) Power Platform
19 103 (13.48%) Git (software)
20 96 (12.57%) Data Warehouse
21 92 (12.04%) CSS
22 91 (11.91%) Java
23 85 (11.13%) Problem-Solving
24 79 (10.34%) ITIL
24 79 (10.34%) ETL
25 74 (9.69%) Software Engineering
26 71 (9.29%) Degree
27 68 (8.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services

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 28 (3.66%) IIS
2 20 (2.62%) SharePoint
3 15 (1.96%) Apache Spark
4 10 (1.31%) Tomcat
5 9 (1.18%) BizTalk Server
5 9 (1.18%) Elasticsearch
5 9 (1.18%) SAS
6 6 (0.79%) Umbraco
6 6 (0.79%) WebSphere
7 5 (0.65%) Apache
8 4 (0.52%) CMS
8 4 (0.52%) Confluence
9 3 (0.39%) EPiServer
9 3 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (0.39%) JBoss
9 3 (0.39%) MS Exchange
10 2 (0.26%) FileNet
10 2 (0.26%) Oracle Workflow
10 2 (0.26%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.26%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 49 (6.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 21 (2.75%) Microsoft Office
3 14 (1.83%) Microsoft Project
4 6 (0.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.79%) SPSS
5 2 (0.26%) Chatbot
5 2 (0.26%) Quantrix
5 2 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (0.79%) Oracle Applications
2 4 (0.52%) assyst
2 4 (0.52%) Magento
3 3 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.39%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (0.39%) Oracle Financials
3 3 (0.39%) Oracle General Ledger
3 3 (0.39%) Oracle Payables
3 3 (0.39%) Oracle Receivables
4 2 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.26%) Hyperion Planning
4 2 (0.26%) Line 500
4 2 (0.26%) MIS ActiveH
4 2 (0.26%) OpenCart
4 2 (0.26%) OPENHousing
4 2 (0.26%) Oracle FAH
4 2 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.13%) Aareon QL
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle iProcurement
Cloud Services
1 232 (30.37%) Azure
2 104 (13.61%) Power Platform
3 65 (8.51%) AWS
4 29 (3.80%) Office 365
5 21 (2.75%) PaaS
6 18 (2.36%) Azure Data Factory
7 16 (2.09%) GCP
8 15 (1.96%) SaaS
9 13 (1.70%) IaaS
10 12 (1.57%) Serverless
11 10 (1.31%) GitHub
12 9 (1.18%) Azure Active Directory
13 7 (0.92%) Dynamics 365
14 6 (0.79%) PowerApps
15 5 (0.65%) Boomi
15 5 (0.65%) Mimecast
15 5 (0.65%) npm
16 4 (0.52%) Amazon EC2
16 4 (0.52%) Amazon S3
16 4 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 18 (2.36%) Internet
2 13 (1.70%) LAN
2 13 (1.70%) VPN
3 12 (1.57%) Firewall
4 10 (1.31%) DNS
4 10 (1.31%) TCP/IP
5 9 (1.18%) VLAN
5 9 (1.18%) Wi-Fi
6 8 (1.05%) WAN
7 7 (0.92%) Broadband
7 7 (0.92%) DHCP
7 7 (0.92%) Skype
8 5 (0.65%) Remote Desktop
8 5 (0.65%) SAN
8 5 (0.65%) SMS
9 4 (0.52%) PuTTY
9 4 (0.52%) Wireless
10 3 (0.39%) Network Security
10 3 (0.39%) SSL
10 3 (0.39%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 266 (34.82%) SQL Server
2 112 (14.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 110 (14.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 104 (13.61%) Power BI
5 96 (12.57%) Data Warehouse
6 68 (8.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 48 (6.28%) Big Data
8 45 (5.89%) Data Lake
8 45 (5.89%) NoSQL
9 42 (5.50%) Relational Database
10 31 (4.06%) Azure SQL Database
11 30 (3.93%) MongoDB
12 26 (3.40%) MySQL
13 25 (3.27%) Hadoop
14 24 (3.14%) BusinessObjects
15 21 (2.75%) Oracle Database
16 19 (2.49%) Snowflake Schema
17 18 (2.36%) Crystal Reports
18 15 (1.96%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
19 13 (1.70%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 103 (13.48%) Git (software)
2 43 (5.63%) Visual Studio
3 32 (4.19%) JIRA
4 30 (3.93%) Jenkins
5 27 (3.53%) Maven
5 27 (3.53%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 17 (2.23%) SpecFlow
7 16 (2.09%) NUnit
7 16 (2.09%) Selenium
8 13 (1.70%) Cypress.io
8 13 (1.70%) Team Foundation Server
9 12 (1.57%) Moq
10 10 (1.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 10 (1.31%) Bitbucket
10 10 (1.31%) GitLab
10 10 (1.31%) SoapUI
11 8 (1.05%) Visual Studio Team System
12 7 (0.92%) HP UFT
13 6 (0.79%) MSTest
14 5 (0.65%) TeamCity
General
1 108 (14.14%) Finance
2 25 (3.27%) Law
3 24 (3.14%) Games
4 20 (2.62%) Back Office
5 14 (1.83%) Automotive
5 14 (1.83%) Retail
6 11 (1.44%) Manufacturing
6 11 (1.44%) Public Sector
7 9 (1.18%) Advertising
7 9 (1.18%) Marketing
8 8 (1.05%) Legal
9 7 (0.92%) Digital Economy
9 7 (0.92%) Telecoms
10 4 (0.52%) General Ledger
11 3 (0.39%) Banking
12 2 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.26%) Social Housing
13 1 (0.13%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.13%) Front Office
13 1 (0.13%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 253 (33.12%) Developer
2 142 (18.59%) Analyst
3 62 (8.12%) .NET Developer
4 59 (7.72%) C# Developer
5 57 (7.46%) Senior Developer
6 53 (6.94%) SQL Developer
7 52 (6.81%) Data Engineer
8 51 (6.68%) Software Developer
9 47 (6.15%) Support Analyst
10 45 (5.89%) Applications Support
11 43 (5.63%) C# .NET Developer
12 32 (4.19%) Full Stack Developer
13 31 (4.06%) Architect
14 30 (3.93%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 30 (3.93%) Data Analyst
14 30 (3.93%) Team Leader
15 28 (3.66%) Consultant
15 28 (3.66%) DBA
16 27 (3.53%) Applications Support Analyst
17 25 (3.27%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 249 (32.59%) .NET
2 128 (16.75%) ASP.NET
3 117 (15.31%) HTML
4 92 (12.04%) CSS
5 60 (7.85%) ASP.NET Web API
6 58 (7.59%) .NET Framework
6 58 (7.59%) jQuery
7 54 (7.07%) AngularJS
8 50 (6.54%) REST
9 47 (6.15%) ASP.NET MVC
10 40 (5.24%) .NET Core
11 36 (4.71%) Spring
12 35 (4.58%) Web Services
13 33 (4.32%) Entity Framework
13 33 (4.32%) XML
14 30 (3.93%) React
15 29 (3.80%) JSON
15 29 (3.80%) RESTful
16 26 (3.40%) SOAP
16 26 (3.40%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 104 (13.61%) Analytical Skills
2 42 (5.50%) Self-Motivation
3 31 (4.06%) Data Centre
4 29 (3.80%) Public Cloud
5 19 (2.49%) Greenfield Project
6 18 (2.36%) Management Information System
7 16 (2.09%) Data Structures
8 15 (1.96%) Clustering
9 11 (1.44%) Replication
10 10 (1.31%) Enterprise Software
11 9 (1.18%) User Experience
12 7 (0.92%) Linux Command Line
12 7 (0.92%) Mobile App
12 7 (0.92%) SCADA
13 6 (0.79%) Algorithms
13 6 (0.79%) AS400
13 6 (0.79%) CCTV
14 5 (0.65%) Client/Server
15 4 (0.52%) CMDB
15 4 (0.52%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 136 (17.80%) Windows
2 54 (7.07%) Linux
3 51 (6.68%) Windows Server
4 28 (3.66%) Unix
5 9 (1.18%) CentOS
5 9 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (1.18%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (1.05%) Windows 10
7 5 (0.65%) Apple iOS
7 5 (0.65%) HPUX
7 5 (0.65%) Windows 7
7 5 (0.65%) Windows 8
7 5 (0.65%) Windows XP
8 4 (0.52%) Android
8 4 (0.52%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (0.39%) Windows Phone
9 3 (0.39%) Windows Server 2016
10 1 (0.13%) MVS
10 1 (0.13%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 213 (27.88%) Agile Software Development
2 150 (19.63%) Business Intelligence
3 126 (16.49%) DevOps
4 105 (13.74%) MVC
5 85 (11.13%) Problem-Solving
6 79 (10.34%) ETL
6 79 (10.34%) ITIL
7 74 (9.69%) Software Engineering
8 65 (8.51%) Mentoring
9 62 (8.12%) TDD
10 59 (7.72%) Data Modelling
11 56 (7.33%) Analytics
11 56 (7.33%) Microservices
12 47 (6.15%) Migration
13 44 (5.76%) Visualisation
14 43 (5.63%) Scrum
15 38 (4.97%) Decision-Making
16 37 (4.84%) Continuous Improvement
16 37 (4.84%) Project Management
17 34 (4.45%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 215 (28.14%) C#
2 143 (18.72%) T-SQL
3 137 (17.93%) JavaScript
4 91 (11.91%) Java
5 66 (8.64%) Python
6 42 (5.50%) PowerShell
7 39 (5.10%) TypeScript
8 38 (4.97%) VB.NET
9 28 (3.66%) PL/SQL
10 22 (2.88%) PHP
11 21 (2.75%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 18 (2.36%) R
13 17 (2.23%) C
14 16 (2.09%) C++
15 15 (1.96%) Ruby
16 10 (1.31%) VB
17 9 (1.18%) VBScript
18 8 (1.05%) Shell Script
19 7 (0.92%) Go
20 6 (0.79%) VBA
Qualifications
1 71 (9.29%) Degree
2 28 (3.66%) Microsoft Certification
3 22 (2.88%) Computer Science Degree
4 19 (2.49%) Security Cleared
5 14 (1.83%) SC Cleared
6 9 (1.18%) ITIL Certification
7 7 (0.92%) HNC
8 5 (0.65%) ISTQB
9 4 (0.52%) AWS Certification
9 4 (0.52%) DV Cleared
9 4 (0.52%) MCSA
10 2 (0.26%) CCA
10 2 (0.26%) CCNA
10 2 (0.26%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.26%) Citrix Certification
10 2 (0.26%) ISEB
10 2 (0.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (0.26%) MCSE
10 2 (0.26%) PhD
10 2 (0.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (5.37%) Data Quality
1 41 (5.37%) QA
2 13 (1.70%) GDPR
3 12 (1.57%) SLA
4 5 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.52%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.26%) IFRS
6 2 (0.26%) IFRS 9
6 2 (0.26%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.26%) PMO
7 1 (0.13%) GxP
7 1 (0.13%) ISO 15022
7 1 (0.13%) ISO 20022
System Software
1 52 (6.81%) Active Directory
2 36 (4.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (4.06%) Docker
4 28 (3.66%) Hyper-V
5 13 (1.70%) Virtual Servers
5 13 (1.70%) vSphere
6 8 (1.05%) Virtual Machines
7 7 (0.92%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (0.79%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 5 (0.65%) HDFS
10 4 (0.52%) Firmware
10 4 (0.52%) XenApp
10 4 (0.52%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.26%) BitLocker
11 2 (0.26%) Postfix
12 1 (0.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 1 (0.13%) KVM
Systems Management
1 23 (3.01%) Kubernetes
2 20 (2.62%) Terraform
3 18 (2.36%) Ansible
4 12 (1.57%) Puppet
5 10 (1.31%) Docker Swarm
5 10 (1.31%) Grafana
6 9 (1.18%) Graphite
6 9 (1.18%) Prometheus
7 8 (1.05%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 7 (0.92%) Consul
8 7 (0.92%) Packer
8 7 (0.92%) SCCM
9 5 (0.65%) HP ALM
9 5 (0.65%) Microsoft Clustering
9 5 (0.65%) SCOM
10 4 (0.52%) Backup Exec
10 4 (0.52%) Failover Clustering
11 3 (0.39%) vCenter Server
12 2 (0.26%) NetBackup
12 2 (0.26%) Netcool
Vendors
1 262 (34.29%) Microsoft
2 63 (8.25%) Oracle
3 47 (6.15%) VMware
4 31 (4.06%) Tableau
5 22 (2.88%) Cisco
5 22 (2.88%) Databricks
6 16 (2.09%) HP
7 14 (1.83%) SAP
8 13 (1.70%) Citrix
9 12 (1.57%) Dell
10 11 (1.44%) McAfee
11 8 (1.05%) Cloudera
11 8 (1.05%) NetApp
12 7 (0.92%) Cognos
12 7 (0.92%) Google
12 7 (0.92%) Salesforce.com
13 6 (0.79%) Informatica
13 6 (0.79%) Meraki
13 6 (0.79%) Talend
13 6 (0.79%) Veeam