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 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 70 56 43
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -13
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2008 48 65 83
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.65% 3.60% 4.71%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 8.89% 13.51% 15.12%
Number of salaries quoted 43 60 73
Average salary £42,500 £40,750 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.29% +1.87%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,300 £30,000 £22,100
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
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
540 481 549
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 29.78% 26.65% 31.16%
Number of salaries quoted 460 430 472
Average salary £37,500 £39,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.06% -1.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £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 £39,500
% change year-on-year
- +1.26%

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 17 April 2015.

SQL Server 2008 Salary Histogram in Birmingham

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 148 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 105 (70.95%) SQL
3 84 (56.76%) Microsoft
4 78 (52.70%) C#
4 78 (52.70%) .NET
5 67 (45.27%) JavaScript
6 65 (43.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 62 (41.89%) HTML
8 60 (40.54%) Windows
9 59 (39.86%) CSS
9 59 (39.86%) SQL Server 2012
10 55 (37.16%) .NET Framework
11 53 (35.81%) ASP.NET
12 50 (33.78%) Agile Software Development
13 44 (29.73%) MS Excel
14 43 (29.05%) T-SQL
15 41 (27.70%) SQL Server 2005
16 40 (27.03%) Ajax
16 40 (27.03%) MVC
17 33 (22.30%) jQuery
18 32 (21.62%) Visual Studio
19 30 (20.27%) IIS
20 29 (19.59%) CRM
20 29 (19.59%) Dynamics CRM
20 29 (19.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
21 28 (18.92%) WCF
21 28 (18.92%) TDD
21 28 (18.92%) SharePoint
22 27 (18.24%) Scrum
22 27 (18.24%) Windows Server 2008

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 30 (20.27%) IIS
2 28 (18.92%) SharePoint
3 24 (16.22%) BizTalk Server
3 24 (16.22%) SharePoint 2010
4 23 (15.54%) SharePoint 2013
5 18 (12.16%) Exchange Server 2010
5 18 (12.16%) MS Exchange
6 11 (7.43%) Exchange Server 2013
7 6 (4.05%) Exchange Server 2007
7 6 (4.05%) Exchange Server 2003
8 4 (2.70%) Tomcat
9 3 (2.03%) OpenEdge
10 2 (1.35%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (1.35%) Apache
10 2 (1.35%) Umbraco
11 1 (0.68%) SharePoint Foundation
11 1 (0.68%) SAS
Applications
1 44 (29.73%) MS Excel
2 14 (9.46%) MS Office
3 6 (4.05%) MS Project
3 6 (4.05%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.68%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.68%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 29 (19.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.35%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 25 (16.89%) Office 365
2 22 (14.86%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 20 (13.51%) Firewall
2 15 (10.14%) SAN
3 13 (8.78%) LAN
3 13 (8.78%) WAN
4 7 (4.73%) VPN
4 7 (4.73%) NAS
5 6 (4.05%) Wi-Fi
6 5 (3.38%) DNS
6 5 (3.38%) DHCP
7 3 (2.03%) Extranet
8 2 (1.35%) PuTTY
9 1 (0.68%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 148 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 65 (43.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 59 (39.86%) SQL Server 2012
4 41 (27.70%) SQL Server 2005
5 29 (19.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 26 (17.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 14 (9.46%) Data Warehouse
8 13 (8.78%) Relational Database
9 7 (4.73%) MS Access
10 6 (4.05%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
10 6 (4.05%) Data Mining
11 4 (2.70%) RDBMS
11 4 (2.70%) Crystal Reports
12 3 (2.03%) SQL Server 2000
13 2 (1.35%) OLAP
13 2 (1.35%) QlikView
13 2 (1.35%) Oracle Database
14 1 (0.68%) OLAP Cube
14 1 (0.68%) BODI
14 1 (0.68%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 32 (21.62%) Visual Studio
2 25 (16.89%) Team Foundation Server
3 18 (12.16%) ReSharper
4 11 (7.43%) Subversion
5 5 (3.38%) NUnit
6 4 (2.70%) Visual Studio Team System
6 4 (2.70%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 3 (2.03%) CruiseControl
8 2 (1.35%) Toad
8 2 (1.35%) MSTest
9 1 (0.68%) MSBuild
General
1 18 (12.16%) Telecoms
2 11 (7.43%) Law
3 6 (4.05%) Automotive
3 6 (4.05%) Retail
4 4 (2.70%) Finance
5 2 (1.35%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 89 (60.14%) Developer
2 37 (25.00%) .NET Developer
3 30 (20.27%) C# Developer
3 30 (20.27%) Web Developer
4 29 (19.59%) C# .NET Developer
5 21 (14.19%) Analyst
6 20 (13.51%) SharePoint Developer
7 18 (12.16%) .NET Web Developer
7 18 (12.16%) C# Web Developer
8 14 (9.46%) ASP.NET Developer
9 11 (7.43%) Microsoft Developer
9 11 (7.43%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 10 (6.76%) Administrator
11 9 (6.08%) Junior
11 9 (6.08%) MI Analyst
11 9 (6.08%) Junior .NET Developer
11 9 (6.08%) Junior Developer
12 8 (5.41%) Junior C# Developer
12 8 (5.41%) Junior Web Developer
12 8 (5.41%) Junior .NET Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (52.70%) .NET
2 62 (41.89%) HTML
3 59 (39.86%) CSS
4 55 (37.16%) .NET Framework
5 53 (35.81%) ASP.NET
6 40 (27.03%) Ajax
7 33 (22.30%) jQuery
8 28 (18.92%) WCF
9 24 (16.22%) Entity Framework
10 22 (14.86%) KnockoutJS
11 20 (13.51%) LINQ
12 18 (12.16%) JSON
13 13 (8.78%) ASP.NET MVC
14 11 (7.43%) ASP.NET MVC 3
15 6 (4.05%) HTML5
16 5 (3.38%) XML
17 4 (2.70%) MDX
17 4 (2.70%) Web Services
18 3 (2.03%) WPF
19 2 (1.35%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.73%) Visualisation
3 6 (4.05%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.70%) Clustering
5 3 (2.03%) Statistics
5 3 (2.03%) Replication
6 2 (1.35%) Handset
6 2 (1.35%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.68%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.68%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 60 (40.54%) Windows
2 27 (18.24%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (9.46%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (6.08%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (5.41%) Linux
6 7 (4.73%) CentOS
7 5 (3.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (3.38%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.68%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (33.78%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (27.03%) MVC
3 29 (19.59%) CRM
4 28 (18.92%) TDD
5 27 (18.24%) Scrum
6 26 (17.57%) OO
7 21 (14.19%) OOA/OOD
8 20 (13.51%) Mobile Development
9 18 (12.16%) BDD
9 18 (12.16%) Responsive Web Design
10 15 (10.14%) Continuous Integration
11 14 (9.46%) Business Intelligence
12 11 (7.43%) Business Continuity
13 10 (6.76%) Data Analysis
14 9 (6.08%) Configuration Management
14 9 (6.08%) Web Application Development
15 7 (4.73%) Network Monitoring
15 7 (4.73%) Disaster Recovery
15 7 (4.73%) Workflow
16 6 (4.05%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 105 (70.95%) SQL
2 78 (52.70%) C#
3 67 (45.27%) JavaScript
4 43 (29.05%) T-SQL
5 14 (9.46%) VB.NET
6 9 (6.08%) PHP
7 5 (3.38%) VB
7 5 (3.38%) Shell Script
8 3 (2.03%) PowerShell
9 2 (1.35%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.35%) TypeScript
9 2 (1.35%) VB6
10 1 (0.68%) C
10 1 (0.68%) VBScript
10 1 (0.68%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.68%) Java
Qualifications
1 26 (17.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 24 (16.22%) MCTS
3 21 (14.19%) MCAD
3 21 (14.19%) MCSD
4 20 (13.51%) MCP
4 20 (13.51%) Security Cleared
5 17 (11.49%) SC Cleared
6 5 (3.38%) Degree
7 3 (2.03%) DV Cleared
7 3 (2.03%) MCITP
8 2 (1.35%) HND
8 2 (1.35%) MCSA
8 2 (1.35%) CCNA
8 2 (1.35%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.68%) MCPD
9 1 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.70%) SLA
2 2 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 25 (16.89%) Active Directory
2 18 (12.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (8.78%) Hyper-V
4 12 (8.11%) vSphere
5 7 (4.73%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 84 (56.76%) Microsoft
2 25 (16.89%) VMware
3 18 (12.16%) Cisco
4 7 (4.73%) Red Hat
4 7 (4.73%) Juniper
5 6 (4.05%) NetApp
5 6 (4.05%) Tableau
6 2 (1.35%) DevExpress
6 2 (1.35%) Adobe
6 2 (1.35%) Oracle
7 1 (0.68%) Business Objects
Birmingham
Quantica Technology - London
Salary: £30000 - £37000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Birmingham
Erin Associates
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + Benefits, Bonus, flexi hours
Posted: 18 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 24 days ago