The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server 2008 skills in IT jobs advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SQL Server 2008 over the 3 months to 7 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 91 66 52
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -14
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2008 48 53 82
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.38% 2.79% 4.26%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 9.27% 10.54% 15.27%
Number of salaries quoted 46 46 71
Average salary £41,250 £30,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+37.50% -25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,000
% change year-on-year
- +8.10%
SQL Server 2008
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Database & Business Intelligence category in permanent jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
518 503 537
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 25.67% 26.52% 27.88%
Number of salaries quoted 454 458 480
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,900 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £53,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +3.89%

SQL Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Database & Business Intelligence category.

SQL Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

SQL Server 2008
Salary Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the Birmingham region.

SQL Server 2008 Salary Trend in Birmingham

SQL Server 2008
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 7 July 2015.

SQL Server 2008 Salary Histogram in Birmingham

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT jobs across the Birmingham region citing SQL Server 2008 also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited SQL Server 2008.

1 102 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 69 (67.65%) SQL
3 52 (50.98%) Microsoft
4 50 (49.02%) .NET
4 50 (49.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 49 (48.04%) C#
6 47 (46.08%) ASP.NET
7 44 (43.14%) MS Excel
8 36 (35.29%) .NET Framework
9 34 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
10 31 (30.39%) MVC
11 30 (29.41%) Windows
11 30 (29.41%) JavaScript
12 29 (28.43%) HTML
12 29 (28.43%) Agile Software Development
13 27 (26.47%) CSS
14 26 (25.49%) SQL Server 2012
15 25 (24.51%) T-SQL
16 24 (23.53%) Security Cleared
16 24 (23.53%) SC Cleared
17 22 (21.57%) Continuous Integration
18 21 (20.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 20 (19.61%) IIS
19 20 (19.61%) Active Directory
20 19 (18.63%) Microsoft Certification
20 19 (18.63%) Configuration Management
20 19 (18.63%) Scrum
20 19 (18.63%) TDD
20 19 (18.63%) Subversion
20 19 (18.63%) ASP.NET MVC

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT jobs across the Birmingham region citing SQL Server 2008 also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited SQL Server 2008. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 20 (19.61%) IIS
2 14 (13.73%) SharePoint
3 13 (12.75%) MS Exchange
4 12 (11.76%) BizTalk Server
5 10 (9.80%) SharePoint 2010
5 10 (9.80%) SharePoint 2013
6 9 (8.82%) Exchange Server 2010
7 8 (7.84%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.98%) SAS
9 1 (0.98%) OpenEdge
9 1 (0.98%) WebLogic
Applications
1 44 (43.14%) MS Excel
2 13 (12.75%) MS Office
3 4 (3.92%) MS Project
3 4 (3.92%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 14 (13.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.96%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (1.96%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.98%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.98%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 15 (14.71%) Office 365
2 10 (9.80%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (10.78%) DNS
2 9 (8.82%) SAN
3 8 (7.84%) Firewall
4 7 (6.86%) DHCP
5 6 (5.88%) TCP/IP
6 5 (4.90%) Kerberos
6 5 (4.90%) LAN
6 5 (4.90%) VoIP
6 5 (4.90%) WAN
7 4 (3.92%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (3.92%) Internet
8 3 (2.94%) Extranet
9 2 (1.96%) NAS
9 2 (1.96%) PuTTY
9 2 (1.96%) VPN
10 1 (0.98%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 102 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 50 (49.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 34 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
4 26 (25.49%) SQL Server 2012
5 21 (20.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 15 (14.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 13 (12.75%) SQL Server 2000
8 9 (8.82%) Relational Database
9 7 (6.86%) Oracle Database
9 7 (6.86%) Data Warehouse
10 6 (5.88%) MS Access
11 5 (4.90%) Oracle Database 11g
12 4 (3.92%) Data Mining
12 4 (3.92%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
13 3 (2.94%) OLAP
13 3 (2.94%) Crystal Reports
14 2 (1.96%) RDBMS
14 2 (1.96%) Oracle Database 10g
14 2 (1.96%) MySQL
15 1 (0.98%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 19 (18.63%) Subversion
2 14 (13.73%) Visual Studio
3 3 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (1.96%) Visual Studio Team System
4 2 (1.96%) Toad
4 2 (1.96%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.98%) NUnit
5 1 (0.98%) CruiseControl
5 1 (0.98%) MSBuild
General
1 11 (10.78%) Automotive
2 9 (8.82%) Finance
3 7 (6.86%) Law
4 4 (3.92%) Retail
5 1 (0.98%) Legal
5 1 (0.98%) Advertising
5 1 (0.98%) Banking
Job Titles
1 58 (56.86%) Developer
2 29 (28.43%) .NET Developer
3 21 (20.59%) ASP.NET Developer
3 21 (20.59%) Microsoft Developer
4 19 (18.63%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 19 (18.63%) C# .NET Developer
4 19 (18.63%) C# Developer
5 11 (10.78%) DBA
6 10 (9.80%) Analyst
7 9 (8.82%) Administrator
8 8 (7.84%) SharePoint Developer
9 7 (6.86%) SQL DBA
10 6 (5.88%) MI Analyst
10 6 (5.88%) IT Support
10 6 (5.88%) Software Developer
11 5 (4.90%) Support Technician
11 5 (4.90%) IT Support Technician
12 4 (3.92%) Network Administrator
12 4 (3.92%) Report Writer
12 4 (3.92%) .NET Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (49.02%) .NET
2 47 (46.08%) ASP.NET
3 36 (35.29%) .NET Framework
4 29 (28.43%) HTML
5 27 (26.47%) CSS
6 19 (18.63%) ASP.NET MVC
6 19 (18.63%) ASP.NET MVC 3
7 13 (12.75%) Ajax
8 12 (11.76%) WCF
8 12 (11.76%) jQuery
9 6 (5.88%) HTML5
10 5 (4.90%) Web Services
10 5 (4.90%) Classic ASP
11 4 (3.92%) Entity Framework
11 4 (3.92%) CSS3
12 3 (2.94%) XML
12 3 (2.94%) WinForms
13 2 (1.96%) JSF
13 2 (1.96%) LINQ
13 2 (1.96%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.86%) Management Information System
1 7 (6.86%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (5.88%) Data Centre
3 4 (3.92%) Computer Science
3 4 (3.92%) Visualisation
4 2 (1.96%) LPAR
5 1 (0.98%) Replication
5 1 (0.98%) Clustering
5 1 (0.98%) Statistics
5 1 (0.98%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 30 (29.41%) Windows
2 15 (14.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (6.86%) Windows 7
4 5 (4.90%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (4.90%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (3.92%) UNIX
5 4 (3.92%) Linux
6 3 (2.94%) AIX
7 1 (0.98%) CentOS
7 1 (0.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (30.39%) MVC
2 29 (28.43%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (21.57%) Continuous Integration
4 19 (18.63%) TDD
4 19 (18.63%) Scrum
4 19 (18.63%) Configuration Management
5 14 (13.73%) CRM
6 10 (9.80%) OO
7 8 (7.84%) OOA/OOD
8 7 (6.86%) Business Continuity
9 5 (4.90%) Data Analysis
9 5 (4.90%) ITIL
9 5 (4.90%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (4.90%) Project Management
9 5 (4.90%) Web Development
9 5 (4.90%) SDLC
10 4 (3.92%) Migration
10 4 (3.92%) ERP
11 2 (1.96%) E-Commerce
11 2 (1.96%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 69 (67.65%) SQL
2 49 (48.04%) C#
3 30 (29.41%) JavaScript
4 25 (24.51%) T-SQL
5 10 (9.80%) VB.NET
6 8 (7.84%) PowerShell
7 6 (5.88%) PHP
8 4 (3.92%) PL/SQL
9 3 (2.94%) VBA
10 2 (1.96%) VBScript
10 2 (1.96%) Java
11 1 (0.98%) Perl
11 1 (0.98%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.98%) X++
11 1 (0.98%) C
Qualifications
1 24 (23.53%) SC Cleared
1 24 (23.53%) Security Cleared
2 19 (18.63%) Microsoft Certification
3 15 (14.71%) MCTS
4 14 (13.73%) MCAD
4 14 (13.73%) MCSD
5 13 (12.75%) MCP
6 9 (8.82%) Degree
7 4 (3.92%) MCSE
7 4 (3.92%) MCSA
7 4 (3.92%) CCNP
7 4 (3.92%) CCNA
7 4 (3.92%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (1.96%) HND
8 2 (1.96%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.98%) MCITP
9 1 (0.98%) MCPD
9 1 (0.98%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 20 (19.61%) Active Directory
2 10 (9.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (8.82%) Hyper-V
4 6 (5.88%) vSphere
5 3 (2.94%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (1.96%) VMware ESX
6 2 (1.96%) XenServer
7 1 (0.98%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.98%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 3 (2.94%) Data Guard
2 2 (1.96%) Oracle Flashback
2 2 (1.96%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (0.98%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 52 (50.98%) Microsoft
2 17 (16.67%) VMware
3 11 (10.78%) Cisco
4 9 (8.82%) Oracle
5 6 (5.88%) Veeam
6 4 (3.92%) HP
6 4 (3.92%) Red Gate
6 4 (3.92%) Tableau
6 4 (3.92%) Barracuda Networks
7 2 (1.96%) Citrix
7 2 (1.96%) DevExpress
7 2 (1.96%) IBM
8 1 (0.98%) Cognos
8 1 (0.98%) Teradata
8 1 (0.98%) Juniper
8 1 (0.98%) Informatica
8 1 (0.98%) NetApp
8 1 (0.98%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.98%) Sage
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