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

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 77 70 72
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +2
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2008 48 62 65
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.42% 2.83% 3.01%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 10.34% 10.71% 10.98%
Number of salaries quoted 42 52 56
Average salary £41,250 £35,000 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.85% -15.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,400 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £42,500 £58,750
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
464 579 592
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 23.39% 26.40% 27.41%
Number of salaries quoted 404 491 543
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 2 September 2015.

SQL Server 2008 Salary Histogram in Birmingham

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 81 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 62 (76.54%) SQL
3 52 (64.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 44 (54.32%) C#
4 44 (54.32%) .NET
5 39 (48.15%) MVC
6 36 (44.44%) ASP.NET
7 33 (40.74%) MS Excel
7 33 (40.74%) .NET Framework
8 31 (38.27%) Microsoft
9 26 (32.10%) Agile Software Development
10 25 (30.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 24 (29.63%) TDD
11 24 (29.63%) SQL Server 2012
11 24 (29.63%) Scrum
12 23 (28.40%) Security Cleared
12 23 (28.40%) SC Cleared
13 22 (27.16%) SQL Server 2005
14 20 (24.69%) ASP.NET MVC
14 20 (24.69%) Visual Studio
14 20 (24.69%) T-SQL
15 19 (23.46%) CSS
15 19 (23.46%) Configuration Management
15 19 (23.46%) Continuous Integration
15 19 (23.46%) ASP.NET MVC 3
15 19 (23.46%) Subversion
16 18 (22.22%) HTML
16 18 (22.22%) JavaScript
17 15 (18.52%) jQuery
18 14 (17.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 7 (8.64%) MS Exchange
1 7 (8.64%) IIS
2 3 (3.70%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (2.47%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (2.47%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (2.47%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (2.47%) Umbraco
4 1 (1.23%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.23%) SAS
4 1 (1.23%) OpenEdge
4 1 (1.23%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.23%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.23%) WebLogic
Applications
1 33 (40.74%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.70%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.47%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (1.23%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.23%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.23%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.47%) Office 365
2 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.64%) TCP/IP
1 7 (8.64%) DNS
2 6 (7.41%) SAN
2 6 (7.41%) Kerberos
3 5 (6.17%) VoIP
4 4 (4.94%) Internet
4 4 (4.94%) Firewall
5 3 (3.70%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (3.70%) DHCP
6 2 (2.47%) LAN
6 2 (2.47%) WAN
7 1 (1.23%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 52 (64.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 25 (30.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 24 (29.63%) SQL Server 2012
5 22 (27.16%) SQL Server 2005
6 14 (17.28%) SQL Server 2000
6 14 (17.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 6 (7.41%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (7.41%) Oracle Database
8 5 (6.17%) Oracle Database 11g
8 5 (6.17%) OLAP
9 3 (3.70%) Crystal Reports
9 3 (3.70%) OLAP Cube
10 2 (2.47%) MySQL
10 2 (2.47%) MS Access
10 2 (2.47%) Oracle Database 10g
11 1 (1.23%) SAS Enterprise Guide
11 1 (1.23%) SAP Data Services
11 1 (1.23%) Oracle OLAP
11 1 (1.23%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 20 (24.69%) Visual Studio
2 19 (23.46%) Subversion
3 6 (7.41%) ReSharper
4 5 (6.17%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.23%) Moq
5 1 (1.23%) SpecFlow
5 1 (1.23%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (1.23%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (1.23%) Toad
5 1 (1.23%) NUnit
General
1 8 (9.88%) Finance
1 8 (9.88%) Automotive
2 5 (6.17%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.70%) Law
4 2 (2.47%) Retail
5 1 (1.23%) Legal
5 1 (1.23%) Advertising
5 1 (1.23%) Banking
Job Titles
1 47 (58.02%) Developer
2 26 (32.10%) .NET Developer
3 23 (28.40%) C# Developer
4 22 (27.16%) C# .NET Developer
5 20 (24.69%) Microsoft Developer
6 17 (20.99%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 17 (20.99%) ASP.NET Developer
7 12 (14.81%) DBA
8 10 (12.35%) Software Developer
9 9 (11.11%) Analyst
9 9 (11.11%) SQL DBA
10 6 (7.41%) Business Analyst
11 5 (6.17%) Web Developer
11 5 (6.17%) Administrator
11 5 (6.17%) .NET Web Developer
11 5 (6.17%) C# Web Developer
12 4 (4.94%) .NET Software Developer
12 4 (4.94%) Business Intelligence Analyst
12 4 (4.94%) Network Administrator
12 4 (4.94%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (54.32%) .NET
2 36 (44.44%) ASP.NET
3 33 (40.74%) .NET Framework
4 20 (24.69%) ASP.NET MVC
5 19 (23.46%) ASP.NET MVC 3
5 19 (23.46%) CSS
6 18 (22.22%) HTML
7 15 (18.52%) jQuery
8 11 (13.58%) Ajax
9 6 (7.41%) WCF
9 6 (7.41%) Classic ASP
9 6 (7.41%) HTML5
9 6 (7.41%) Entity Framework
10 5 (6.17%) CSS3
10 5 (6.17%) KnockoutJS
10 5 (6.17%) LINQ
10 5 (6.17%) Web Services
10 5 (6.17%) JSON
11 4 (4.94%) MDX
11 4 (4.94%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.94%) Computer Science
1 4 (4.94%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (4.94%) Data Centre
2 3 (3.70%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.47%) LPAR
4 1 (1.23%) Clustering
4 1 (1.23%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.23%) Data Conversion
Operating Systems
1 13 (16.05%) Windows
2 6 (7.41%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (4.94%) UNIX
4 3 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (3.70%) AIX
5 2 (2.47%) Linux
5 2 (2.47%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.23%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.23%) Windows Vista
6 1 (1.23%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (48.15%) MVC
2 26 (32.10%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (29.63%) TDD
3 24 (29.63%) Scrum
4 19 (23.46%) Configuration Management
4 19 (23.46%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (9.88%) SDLC
6 7 (8.64%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (7.41%) Business Continuity
7 6 (7.41%) Web Development
8 5 (6.17%) BDD
8 5 (6.17%) Responsive Web Design
8 5 (6.17%) ITIL
8 5 (6.17%) Mobile Development
9 4 (4.94%) ETL
9 4 (4.94%) MVVM
9 4 (4.94%) Migration
10 3 (3.70%) Data Validation
10 3 (3.70%) Validation
10 3 (3.70%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 62 (76.54%) SQL
2 44 (54.32%) C#
3 20 (24.69%) T-SQL
4 18 (22.22%) JavaScript
5 11 (13.58%) VB.NET
6 9 (11.11%) PowerShell
7 4 (4.94%) PHP
8 3 (3.70%) PL/SQL
8 3 (3.70%) VBA
9 2 (2.47%) VBScript
9 2 (2.47%) Java
10 1 (1.23%) Perl
10 1 (1.23%) X++
10 1 (1.23%) C
Qualifications
1 23 (28.40%) SC Cleared
1 23 (28.40%) Security Cleared
2 11 (13.58%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (11.11%) Degree
4 7 (8.64%) MCTS
5 6 (7.41%) MCP
5 6 (7.41%) MCAD
5 6 (7.41%) MCSD
6 4 (4.94%) MCSE
6 4 (4.94%) MCSA
6 4 (4.94%) CCNP
6 4 (4.94%) CCNA
6 4 (4.94%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.23%) MCITP
7 1 (1.23%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (1.23%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 12 (14.81%) Active Directory
2 6 (7.41%) Hyper-V
3 3 (3.70%) Oracle RAC
3 3 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.47%) XenServer
4 2 (2.47%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.23%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 3 (3.70%) Data Guard
2 2 (2.47%) Oracle Flashback
2 2 (2.47%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (1.23%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 31 (38.27%) Microsoft
2 9 (11.11%) VMware
3 8 (9.88%) Oracle
4 6 (7.41%) Veeam
5 4 (4.94%) Red Gate
5 4 (4.94%) Barracuda Networks
5 4 (4.94%) Cisco
5 4 (4.94%) HP
6 2 (2.47%) Citrix
6 2 (2.47%) IBM
7 1 (1.23%) Cognos
7 1 (1.23%) Informatica
7 1 (1.23%) Sage
7 1 (1.23%) Teradata
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