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

SQL (Structured Query Language)
England / West Midlands
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 2 2 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 0  
Permanent jobs citing SQL 1211 1262 1216
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 23.48% 20.51% 21.42%
As % of the Programming Languages category 43.56% 47.82% 44.64%
Number of salaries quoted 1044 1028 1100
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £52,500
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 2780 2639 2724
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 53.90% 42.88% 47.98%
Number of salaries quoted 2428 2185 2453
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  

SQL
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing SQL as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

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 27 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 27 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 +5 459 £45,000 +12.50% 53
Warwickshire -2 162 £32,500 -28.96% 20
Coventry +5 149 £42,500 +13.33% 19
Staffordshire +1 128 £35,750 +2.14% 28
Worcestershire -5 67 £33,000 -5.71% 12
Shropshire 0 62 £40,000 +23.07% 5
Solihull +4 50 £42,250 +69.00% 6
Wolverhampton -3 18 £35,000 -6.66% 3
West Bromwich +5 16 £41,250 -13.15%
Herefordshire -12 16 £47,500 +46.15% 2
Halesowen - 15 £30,000 - 1
Walsall +4 13 £31,500 -10.00% 2
Sutton Coldfield +2 10 £45,000 +38.46% 2
Dudley +2 6 £33,750 +12.50% 3
Smethwick - 1 - -
Stourbridge - 1 £30,000 - 1
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 27 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.

1 880 (40.99%) .NET
2 822 (38.29%) C#
3 803 (37.40%) SQL Server
4 650 (30.27%) JavaScript
5 642 (29.90%) Microsoft
6 590 (27.48%) HTML
7 547 (25.48%) CSS
8 497 (23.15%) ASP.NET
9 418 (19.47%) Agile Software Development
10 405 (18.86%) MVC
11 404 (18.82%) T-SQL
12 355 (16.53%) Business Intelligence
13 316 (14.72%) jQuery
14 309 (14.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 292 (13.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 282 (13.13%) Oracle
17 277 (12.90%) Finance
18 276 (12.86%) Windows
19 270 (12.58%) AngularJS
20 248 (11.55%) Microsoft Azure
21 241 (11.22%) Web Development
22 232 (10.81%) VB.NET
23 230 (10.71%) .NET Framework
24 218 (10.15%) Analytical Skills
25 214 (9.97%) HTML5
26 213 (9.92%) Java
27 206 (9.59%) Degree
28 190 (8.85%) XML
29 184 (8.57%) Data Warehouse
29 184 (8.57%) 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 93 (4.33%) SAS
2 90 (4.19%) SharePoint
3 53 (2.47%) IIS
4 44 (2.05%) CMS
5 25 (1.16%) JBoss
6 21 (0.98%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 20 (0.93%) WordPress
8 18 (0.84%) Elasticsearch
8 18 (0.84%) Tomcat
9 17 (0.79%) GlassFish
9 17 (0.79%) MS Exchange
9 17 (0.79%) WildFly
10 16 (0.75%) Skype for Business
11 12 (0.56%) BizTalk Server
11 12 (0.56%) Umbraco
12 11 (0.51%) nginx
13 10 (0.47%) ArcGIS
14 9 (0.42%) SharePoint 2013
15 8 (0.37%) Apache Spark
15 8 (0.37%) WebLogic
Applications
1 160 (7.45%) Microsoft Excel
2 82 (3.82%) Microsoft Office
3 25 (1.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 20 (0.93%) Photoshop
5 19 (0.88%) SPSS
6 18 (0.84%) Adobe Illustrator
7 17 (0.79%) MS Visio
7 17 (0.79%) Spreadsheet
8 9 (0.42%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 37 (1.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (0.84%) Dynamics AX
3 15 (0.70%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 13 (0.61%) 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%) BusinessWorks
9 3 (0.14%) OpenText MBPM
9 3 (0.14%) OpenText Process Suite
9 3 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
9 3 (0.14%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 248 (11.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 73 (3.40%) SaaS
3 65 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
4 41 (1.91%) Office 365
5 37 (1.72%) PaaS
6 31 (1.44%) IaaS
7 20 (0.93%) Amazon EC2
8 14 (0.65%) Azure Active Directory
9 12 (0.56%) GitHub
10 10 (0.47%) Azure Data Factory
10 10 (0.47%) Firebase
11 9 (0.42%) Azure Machine Learning
12 7 (0.33%) Bluemix
12 7 (0.33%) IBM Cloud
13 6 (0.28%) Dynamics 365
14 5 (0.23%) Amazon CloudSearch
14 5 (0.23%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 5 (0.23%) Amazon SQS
14 5 (0.23%) Google Analytics
15 2 (0.093%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 49 (2.28%) DNS
2 46 (2.14%) Internet
3 33 (1.54%) SAN
4 27 (1.26%) DHCP
4 27 (1.26%) WAN
5 26 (1.21%) Firewall
6 25 (1.16%) TCP/IP
7 24 (1.12%) LAN
8 19 (0.88%) ATM
8 19 (0.88%) SSL
9 17 (0.79%) HTTP
10 14 (0.65%) VPN
11 11 (0.51%) Intranet
11 11 (0.51%) Wi-Fi
12 8 (0.37%) Skype
13 7 (0.33%) 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
1 803 (37.40%) SQL Server
2 309 (14.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 292 (13.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 184 (8.57%) Data Warehouse
4 184 (8.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 180 (8.38%) MySQL
6 138 (6.43%) SQL Server 2008
7 111 (5.17%) Relational Database
8 110 (5.12%) MongoDB
9 98 (4.56%) NoSQL
10 88 (4.10%) Power BI
11 81 (3.77%) SQL Server 2012
12 77 (3.59%) SQL Server 2014
13 75 (3.49%) Oracle Database
14 69 (3.21%) SQL Server 2005
15 65 (3.03%) QlikView
16 52 (2.42%) DB2
17 49 (2.28%) Big Data
18 39 (1.82%) SQL Server 2016
19 37 (1.72%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 182 (8.48%) Visual Studio
2 113 (5.26%) Git (software)
3 102 (4.75%) Team Foundation Server
4 69 (3.21%) Selenium
5 63 (2.93%) Jenkins
6 49 (2.28%) JUnit
7 46 (2.14%) Cucumber
8 35 (1.63%) JIRA
9 21 (0.98%) JSUnit
10 19 (0.88%) Subversion
11 18 (0.84%) Hudson
12 17 (0.79%) JBehave
13 16 (0.75%) ProC
13 16 (0.75%) RSpec
13 16 (0.75%) WATIR
13 16 (0.75%) WebDriver
14 14 (0.65%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 12 (0.56%) Jasmine
15 12 (0.56%) Karma Test Runner
15 12 (0.56%) SpecFlow
General
1 277 (12.90%) Finance
2 180 (8.38%) Retail
3 147 (6.85%) Marketing
4 46 (2.14%) Legal
4 46 (2.14%) Manufacturing
5 35 (1.63%) Advertising
6 28 (1.30%) Electronics
7 27 (1.26%) Games
7 27 (1.26%) Publishing
8 25 (1.16%) Automotive
9 15 (0.70%) Billing
9 15 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
10 13 (0.61%) Back Office
10 13 (0.61%) Telecoms
11 12 (0.56%) Law
11 12 (0.56%) Music Industry
12 11 (0.51%) Banking
13 5 (0.23%) Aerospace
14 4 (0.19%) Front Office
15 3 (0.14%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 1132 (52.72%) Developer
2 448 (20.87%) .NET Developer
3 344 (16.02%) Analyst
4 312 (14.53%) SQL Developer
5 306 (14.25%) C# Developer
6 234 (10.90%) C# .NET Developer
7 183 (8.52%) Senior Developer
8 139 (6.47%) ASP.NET Developer
9 127 (5.92%) Software Developer
10 126 (5.87%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 117 (5.45%) Web Developer
12 111 (5.17%) DBA
13 106 (4.94%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 99 (4.61%) Consultant
15 97 (4.52%) Junior
16 93 (4.33%) SQL DBA
17 90 (4.19%) Senior .NET Developer
18 89 (4.15%) Java Developer
19 84 (3.91%) JavaScript Developer
20 77 (3.59%) .NET Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 880 (40.99%) .NET
2 590 (27.48%) HTML
3 547 (25.48%) CSS
4 497 (23.15%) ASP.NET
5 316 (14.72%) jQuery
6 270 (12.58%) AngularJS
7 230 (10.71%) .NET Framework
8 214 (9.97%) HTML5
9 190 (8.85%) XML
10 182 (8.48%) ASP.NET MVC
11 153 (7.13%) Web Services
12 145 (6.75%) Entity Framework
13 135 (6.29%) ASP.NET Web API
14 92 (4.29%) CSS3
15 87 (4.05%) REST
16 85 (3.96%) WCF
17 79 (3.68%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 78 (3.63%) ASP.NET Web Forms
18 78 (3.63%) RESTful
19 75 (3.49%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 218 (10.15%) Analytical Skills
2 82 (3.82%) Computer Science
3 79 (3.68%) Mobile App
4 64 (2.98%) Data Centre
5 48 (2.24%) Greenfield Project
6 46 (2.14%) Replication
7 37 (1.72%) Social Media
8 33 (1.54%) iPad
9 31 (1.44%) Algorithms
10 27 (1.26%) Management Information System
11 26 (1.21%) Data Structures
11 26 (1.21%) Enterprise Software
12 25 (1.16%) CMDB
13 24 (1.12%) Clustering
13 24 (1.12%) Fintech
13 24 (1.12%) NHS
13 24 (1.12%) User Experience
14 19 (0.88%) Client/Server
15 18 (0.84%) Graphic Design
16 14 (0.65%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 276 (12.86%) Windows
2 166 (7.73%) Linux
3 90 (4.19%) Windows Server
4 84 (3.91%) Unix
5 66 (3.07%) Android
6 51 (2.38%) Apple iOS
7 42 (1.96%) Windows Server 2012
8 34 (1.58%) Windows Server 2008
9 32 (1.49%) Windows 7
10 15 (0.70%) Windows 10
11 14 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 8 (0.37%) Windows Mobile
12 8 (0.37%) Windows Phone
13 7 (0.33%) Solaris
14 6 (0.28%) AIX
15 4 (0.19%) Windows 8
15 4 (0.19%) Windows Server 2003
15 4 (0.19%) Windows XP
16 3 (0.14%) VyOS
16 3 (0.14%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 418 (19.47%) Agile Software Development
2 405 (18.86%) MVC
3 355 (16.53%) Business Intelligence
4 241 (11.22%) Web Development
5 147 (6.85%) OO
5 147 (6.85%) TDD
6 146 (6.80%) Scrum
7 139 (6.47%) ETL
8 137 (6.38%) Software Engineering
9 132 (6.15%) Project Management
10 131 (6.10%) Mentoring
11 122 (5.68%) Test Automation
12 112 (5.22%) CRM
12 112 (5.22%) E-Commerce
13 105 (4.89%) Migration
14 93 (4.33%) Continuous Integration
15 92 (4.29%) Analytics
16 89 (4.15%) Performance Tuning
17 88 (4.10%) ITIL
18 80 (3.73%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 822 (38.29%) C#
2 650 (30.27%) JavaScript
3 404 (18.82%) T-SQL
4 232 (10.81%) VB.NET
5 213 (9.92%) Java
6 111 (5.17%) PHP
7 86 (4.01%) VB
8 69 (3.21%) C
9 63 (2.93%) PL/SQL
10 61 (2.84%) Ruby
11 55 (2.56%) PowerShell
12 54 (2.52%) Python
13 51 (2.38%) C++
14 46 (2.14%) R
15 40 (1.86%) VBA
16 30 (1.40%) VB6
17 20 (0.93%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
17 20 (0.93%) TypeScript
18 16 (0.75%) PROC SQL
18 16 (0.75%) XPath
Qualifications
1 206 (9.59%) Degree
2 62 (2.89%) Microsoft Certification
3 48 (2.24%) Computer Science Degree
3 48 (2.24%) ISEB
4 24 (1.12%) Security Cleared
5 19 (0.88%) ISTQB
6 17 (0.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 16 (0.75%) Master's Degree
8 15 (0.70%) SAS Certification
9 14 (0.65%) MCSA
10 13 (0.61%) BPSS Clearance
10 13 (0.61%) PMI Certification
10 13 (0.61%) 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 (0.33%) MCSD
16 6 (0.28%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 97 (4.52%) QA
2 46 (2.14%) SLA
3 35 (1.63%) Data Quality
4 12 (0.56%) Disclosure Scotland
5 8 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 7 (0.33%) Actionable Recommendations
7 3 (0.14%) PMO
8 2 (0.093%) COBIT
8 2 (0.093%) FINRA
8 2 (0.093%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.047%) BS7666
9 1 (0.047%) GAMP
9 1 (0.047%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.047%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.047%) NIST 800
System Software
1 91 (4.24%) Active Directory
2 81 (3.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (1.44%) Hyper-V
4 20 (0.93%) Virtual Machines
5 19 (0.88%) VMware Workstation
6 16 (0.75%) Firmware
7 14 (0.65%) VMware ESXi
8 12 (0.56%) Docker
9 10 (0.47%) 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 (0.047%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 41 (1.91%) SCOM
2 24 (1.12%) SCCM
3 15 (0.70%) Ansible
4 13 (0.61%) Backup Exec
4 13 (0.61%) SCVMM
5 12 (0.56%) NetBackup
6 9 (0.42%) Failover Clustering
7 7 (0.33%) Nagios
7 7 (0.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 7 (0.33%) 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%) vCenter Server
9 2 (0.093%) vMotion
9 2 (0.093%) ZABBIX
10 1 (0.047%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 642 (29.90%) Microsoft
2 282 (13.13%) Oracle
3 108 (5.03%) VMware
4 70 (3.26%) Tableau
5 65 (3.03%) IBM
6 46 (2.14%) Xamarin
7 43 (2.00%) Cognos
8 41 (1.91%) Cisco
8 41 (1.91%) NetApp
9 35 (1.63%) Citrix
10 34 (1.58%) HP
11 32 (1.49%) SAP
12 31 (1.44%) EMC
13 29 (1.35%) Red Hat
14 24 (1.12%) Google
14 24 (1.12%) Sybase
15 18 (0.84%) 3PAR
16 15 (0.70%) Telerik
17 13 (0.61%) BMC
17 13 (0.61%) Juniper
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Kingfisher Consultancy
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: Up to £32k plus benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Lichfield, Staffordshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 22 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Ascend Consulting
Salary: Up to £32,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Evesham, Worcestershire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £40k - 50k per year
Posted: 20 hours ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: Up to £28k plus benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + + Car & Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Staffordshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Redditch, Worcestershire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Shrewsbury, Shropshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Alcester, Warwickshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £52K basic + Superb Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £52K basic + Superb Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Telford, Shropshire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £52K basic + Superb Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Warwickshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 3 days ago
Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands (County)
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Malvern, Worcestershire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Dudley, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Posted: 5 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Great Company + Bonus
Posted: 20 hours ago
Staffordshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum, Benefits Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Mane Contract Services Limited
Posted: Yesterday
Warwick, Warwickshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Computer People
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Candour Solutions
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum Excellent Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
The People Network
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Ascend Consulting
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago