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 31 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 69 57 51
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -6
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2008 55 62 69
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 3.09% 3.72% 4.05%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 10.36% 13.54% 13.12%
Number of salaries quoted 50 58 57
Average salary £41,750 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.37% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,350 £31,500 £27,800
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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
531 458 526
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 29.85% 27.49% 30.85%
Number of salaries quoted 457 413 447
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £54,500 £57,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 31 March 2015.

SQL Server 2008 Salary Histogram in Birmingham

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 31 March 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.

1 164 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 119 (72.56%) SQL
3 92 (56.10%) Microsoft
4 85 (51.83%) .NET
5 83 (50.61%) C#
6 73 (44.51%) JavaScript
7 72 (43.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 70 (42.68%) SQL Server 2012
9 69 (42.07%) Windows
10 68 (41.46%) HTML
11 65 (39.63%) CSS
12 60 (36.59%) .NET Framework
13 55 (33.54%) ASP.NET
14 54 (32.93%) Agile Software Development
15 51 (31.10%) T-SQL
16 48 (29.27%) MS Excel
16 48 (29.27%) Ajax
17 45 (27.44%) SQL Server 2005
18 42 (25.61%) MVC
19 36 (21.95%) jQuery
19 36 (21.95%) Visual Studio
20 35 (21.34%) IIS
21 34 (20.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
22 33 (20.12%) CRM
23 32 (19.51%) Dynamics CRM
24 31 (18.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
24 31 (18.90%) WCF
24 31 (18.90%) Windows Server 2008
24 31 (18.90%) SharePoint
25 30 (18.29%) Microsoft Certification

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 35 (21.34%) IIS
2 31 (18.90%) SharePoint
3 28 (17.07%) BizTalk Server
4 27 (16.46%) SharePoint 2010
5 26 (15.85%) SharePoint 2013
6 19 (11.59%) MS Exchange
7 18 (10.98%) Exchange Server 2010
8 11 (6.71%) Exchange Server 2013
9 6 (3.66%) Exchange Server 2007
9 6 (3.66%) Exchange Server 2003
10 4 (2.44%) Tomcat
11 2 (1.22%) Umbraco
11 2 (1.22%) SharePoint Server
11 2 (1.22%) OpenEdge
11 2 (1.22%) Apache
12 1 (0.61%) SAS
12 1 (0.61%) ColdFusion
12 1 (0.61%) SharePoint Foundation
Applications
1 48 (29.27%) MS Excel
2 14 (8.54%) MS Office
3 6 (3.66%) MS Project
3 6 (3.66%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.61%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.61%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 32 (19.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.61%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 28 (17.07%) Office 365
2 26 (15.85%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 23 (14.02%) Firewall
2 18 (10.98%) SAN
3 16 (9.76%) LAN
3 16 (9.76%) WAN
4 10 (6.10%) VPN
4 10 (6.10%) NAS
5 7 (4.27%) DNS
6 6 (3.66%) Wi-Fi
7 5 (3.05%) DHCP
8 4 (2.44%) Extranet
9 2 (1.22%) TCP/IP
9 2 (1.22%) PuTTY
10 1 (0.61%) NetScaler
10 1 (0.61%) Intrusion Detection
10 1 (0.61%) FTP
10 1 (0.61%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 164 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 72 (43.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 70 (42.68%) SQL Server 2012
4 45 (27.44%) SQL Server 2005
5 34 (20.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 31 (18.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 19 (11.59%) Data Warehouse
8 16 (9.76%) Relational Database
9 9 (5.49%) MS Access
10 6 (3.66%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
10 6 (3.66%) Data Mining
10 6 (3.66%) RDBMS
11 5 (3.05%) Oracle Database
12 4 (2.44%) Crystal Reports
13 3 (1.83%) OLAP
13 3 (1.83%) SQL Server 2000
14 2 (1.22%) QlikView
14 2 (1.22%) Oracle Database 11g
14 2 (1.22%) Oracle8/8i Database
14 2 (1.22%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 36 (21.95%) Visual Studio
2 29 (17.68%) Team Foundation Server
3 22 (13.41%) ReSharper
4 8 (4.88%) Subversion
5 5 (3.05%) NUnit
6 4 (2.44%) Visual Studio Team System
6 4 (2.44%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 3 (1.83%) CruiseControl
8 2 (1.22%) Toad
8 2 (1.22%) MSTest
9 1 (0.61%) MSBuild
General
1 22 (13.41%) Telecoms
2 9 (5.49%) Law
3 6 (3.66%) Finance
3 6 (3.66%) Automotive
4 5 (3.05%) Retail
5 2 (1.22%) Advertising
6 1 (0.61%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 95 (57.93%) Developer
2 38 (23.17%) .NET Developer
3 34 (20.73%) Web Developer
4 31 (18.90%) C# Developer
5 30 (18.29%) C# .NET Developer
6 25 (15.24%) Analyst
7 23 (14.02%) SharePoint Developer
8 22 (13.41%) .NET Web Developer
8 22 (13.41%) C# Web Developer
9 11 (6.71%) Junior .NET Developer
9 11 (6.71%) Junior Developer
9 11 (6.71%) Junior
9 11 (6.71%) Administrator
9 11 (6.71%) ASP.NET Developer
10 10 (6.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 10 (6.10%) DBA
10 10 (6.10%) Junior C# Developer
10 10 (6.10%) Junior Web Developer
10 10 (6.10%) MI Analyst
10 10 (6.10%) Junior .NET Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (51.83%) .NET
2 68 (41.46%) HTML
3 65 (39.63%) CSS
4 60 (36.59%) .NET Framework
5 55 (33.54%) ASP.NET
6 48 (29.27%) Ajax
7 36 (21.95%) jQuery
8 31 (18.90%) WCF
9 29 (17.68%) Entity Framework
10 26 (15.85%) KnockoutJS
11 25 (15.24%) LINQ
12 22 (13.41%) JSON
13 10 (6.10%) ASP.NET MVC
14 8 (4.88%) ASP.NET MVC 3
15 6 (3.66%) HTML5
16 5 (3.05%) XML
17 4 (2.44%) Web Services
17 4 (2.44%) MDX
18 3 (1.83%) WPF
18 3 (1.83%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.10%) Visualisation
2 8 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (4.27%) Management Information System
4 6 (3.66%) Clustering
5 4 (2.44%) Statistics
5 4 (2.44%) Replication
6 2 (1.22%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (1.22%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.22%) Handset
7 1 (0.61%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 69 (42.07%) Windows
2 31 (18.90%) Windows Server 2008
3 17 (10.37%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (6.71%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (5.49%) Linux
6 7 (4.27%) CentOS
7 6 (3.66%) Windows 7
8 5 (3.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (1.22%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.61%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.61%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (32.93%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (25.61%) MVC
3 33 (20.12%) CRM
4 29 (17.68%) OO
4 29 (17.68%) TDD
5 28 (17.07%) Scrum
6 24 (14.63%) OOA/OOD
6 24 (14.63%) Mobile Development
7 23 (14.02%) Responsive Web Design
8 22 (13.41%) BDD
9 19 (11.59%) Business Intelligence
10 12 (7.32%) Business Continuity
10 12 (7.32%) Continuous Integration
11 11 (6.71%) ETL
12 10 (6.10%) Data Analysis
12 10 (6.10%) Web Application Development
13 9 (5.49%) Network Monitoring
14 7 (4.27%) Workflow
14 7 (4.27%) Disaster Recovery
14 7 (4.27%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 119 (72.56%) SQL
2 83 (50.61%) C#
3 73 (44.51%) JavaScript
4 51 (31.10%) T-SQL
5 16 (9.76%) VB.NET
6 7 (4.27%) VB
6 7 (4.27%) PHP
7 5 (3.05%) Shell Script
8 3 (1.83%) PowerShell
8 3 (1.83%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.22%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.22%) TypeScript
9 2 (1.22%) VB6
10 1 (0.61%) VBA
Qualifications
1 30 (18.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 26 (15.85%) MCTS
3 24 (14.63%) MCAD
3 24 (14.63%) MCSD
4 23 (14.02%) MCP
5 19 (11.59%) Security Cleared
6 14 (8.54%) SC Cleared
7 6 (3.66%) Degree
8 4 (2.44%) MCITP
9 3 (1.83%) DV Cleared
10 2 (1.22%) OCP
10 2 (1.22%) Oracle Certification
10 2 (1.22%) HND
10 2 (1.22%) MCSE
10 2 (1.22%) MCSA
10 2 (1.22%) CCNA
10 2 (1.22%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.61%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.05%) SLA
2 2 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 27 (16.46%) Active Directory
2 21 (12.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (9.76%) Hyper-V
4 12 (7.32%) vSphere
5 7 (4.27%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (1.22%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 92 (56.10%) Microsoft
2 29 (17.68%) VMware
3 19 (11.59%) Cisco
4 8 (4.88%) Tableau
5 7 (4.27%) Juniper
5 7 (4.27%) Red Hat
6 6 (3.66%) NetApp
7 5 (3.05%) Oracle
8 2 (1.22%) Adobe
8 2 (1.22%) DevExpress
9 1 (0.61%) Red Gate
9 1 (0.61%) Stonesoft
9 1 (0.61%) Citrix
9 1 (0.61%) Business Objects
9 1 (0.61%) CheckPoint
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Salary: £20000.00 - £25000.00 per annum + Range of benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
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