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 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 65 65 32
Rank change year-on-year
0 -33
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2008 62 64 91
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.81% 2.94% 5.31%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 10.60% 10.70% 18.61%
Number of salaries quoted 52 56 87
Average salary £35,000 £41,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.66% +10.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £58,750 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £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
585 598 489
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 26.55% 27.46% 28.55%
Number of salaries quoted 496 550 421
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 2014.

SQL Server 2008 Salary Histogram in Birmingham

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, 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.

1 123 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 62 (50.41%) SQL
3 57 (46.34%) .NET
4 52 (42.28%) C#
4 52 (42.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 48 (39.02%) SQL Server 2005
6 46 (37.40%) Microsoft
7 36 (29.27%) SQL Server 2012
8 33 (26.83%) JavaScript
9 31 (25.20%) VB.NET
9 31 (25.20%) MVC
10 29 (23.58%) Ajax
11 28 (22.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 28 (22.76%) ASP.NET
12 26 (21.14%) .NET Framework
13 25 (20.33%) HTML
14 23 (18.70%) Oracle
14 23 (18.70%) Windows
14 23 (18.70%) SharePoint
14 23 (18.70%) TDD
14 23 (18.70%) jQuery
15 22 (17.89%) Legal
16 20 (16.26%) Finance
16 20 (16.26%) MS Excel
17 18 (14.63%) Workflow
18 17 (13.82%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
19 16 (13.01%) Java
19 16 (13.01%) Visual Studio
19 16 (13.01%) Business Intelligence
20 15 (12.20%) T-SQL

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, 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 23 (18.70%) SharePoint
2 13 (10.57%) MS Exchange
2 13 (10.57%) Tomcat
3 12 (9.76%) Exchange Server 2007
3 12 (9.76%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (6.50%) SharePoint 2010
4 8 (6.50%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (3.25%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (2.44%) IIS
7 1 (0.81%) Lync
Applications
1 20 (16.26%) MS Excel
2 9 (7.32%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (6.50%) Cognos TM1
1 8 (6.50%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 2 (1.63%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (1.63%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.81%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.50%) WAAS
1 8 (6.50%) Cisco Nexus
2 6 (4.88%) DHCP
3 5 (4.07%) LAN
3 5 (4.07%) WAN
3 5 (4.07%) VPN
4 4 (3.25%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (2.44%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.81%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 123 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 52 (42.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 48 (39.02%) SQL Server 2005
4 36 (29.27%) SQL Server 2012
5 28 (22.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 13 (10.57%) JasperReports
6 13 (10.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 12 (9.76%) Oracle Reports
7 12 (9.76%) Data Warehouse
7 12 (9.76%) PostgreSQL
8 7 (5.69%) SQL Server 2000
8 7 (5.69%) MS Access
9 4 (3.25%) Oracle Database 10g
9 4 (3.25%) Oracle Database 11g
9 4 (3.25%) Oracle Database
10 3 (2.44%) Relational Database
10 3 (2.44%) RDBMS
10 3 (2.44%) Oracle8/8i Database
10 3 (2.44%) Oracle9i Database
11 2 (1.63%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 16 (13.01%) Visual Studio
2 14 (11.38%) Team Foundation Server
3 13 (10.57%) Jenkins
3 13 (10.57%) Selenium
3 13 (10.57%) FitNesse
3 13 (10.57%) Eclipse
3 13 (10.57%) Subversion
3 13 (10.57%) Maven
4 8 (6.50%) ReSharper
5 2 (1.63%) NUnit
6 1 (0.81%) MorphX
General
1 22 (17.89%) Legal
2 20 (16.26%) Finance
3 12 (9.76%) Law
4 11 (8.94%) Games
4 11 (8.94%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.44%) Banking
6 1 (0.81%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 81 (65.85%) Developer
2 39 (31.71%) .NET Developer
3 21 (17.07%) SQL Developer
4 19 (15.45%) C# Developer
5 18 (14.63%) Software Developer
6 17 (13.82%) Web Developer
7 16 (13.01%) .NET Web Developer
7 16 (13.01%) C# .NET Developer
8 15 (12.20%) ASP.NET Developer
9 14 (11.38%) .NET Software Developer
10 12 (9.76%) DBA
11 11 (8.94%) C# Web Developer
12 9 (7.32%) SQL DBA
13 8 (6.50%) Solutions Architect
13 8 (6.50%) Applications Developer
13 8 (6.50%) Architect
13 8 (6.50%) Storage Solutions Architect
13 8 (6.50%) Virtualisation Architect
13 8 (6.50%) Storage Architect
14 7 (5.69%) Java Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (46.34%) .NET
2 29 (23.58%) Ajax
3 28 (22.76%) ASP.NET
4 26 (21.14%) .NET Framework
5 25 (20.33%) HTML
6 23 (18.70%) jQuery
7 17 (13.82%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 14 (11.38%) HTML5
9 13 (10.57%) Spring MVC
9 13 (10.57%) SOAP
9 13 (10.57%) ActiveMQ
9 13 (10.57%) Spring
9 13 (10.57%) JMS
9 13 (10.57%) JMX
9 13 (10.57%) Hibernate
10 12 (9.76%) J2EE
11 11 (8.94%) CSS
11 11 (8.94%) KnockoutJS
12 10 (8.13%) CSS3
13 9 (7.32%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.50%) CLARiiON
1 8 (6.50%) Celerra
2 5 (4.07%) Management Information System
3 4 (3.25%) Clustering
4 3 (2.44%) iPhone
4 3 (2.44%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.81%) Inversion of Control
5 1 (0.81%) Economics
5 1 (0.81%) Statistics
5 1 (0.81%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.81%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.81%) Replication
5 1 (0.81%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 23 (18.70%) Windows
2 11 (8.94%) Windows 8
3 10 (8.13%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (5.69%) Android
5 6 (4.88%) Windows 7
5 6 (4.88%) Apple iOS
5 6 (4.88%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (2.44%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (0.81%) Windows Vista
7 1 (0.81%) UNIX
7 1 (0.81%) Linux
7 1 (0.81%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.81%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (25.20%) MVC
2 23 (18.70%) TDD
3 18 (14.63%) Workflow
4 16 (13.01%) Business Intelligence
5 14 (11.38%) OO
6 13 (10.57%) Multithreading
7 12 (9.76%) Unit Testing
8 8 (6.50%) ETL
8 8 (6.50%) BDD
8 8 (6.50%) Kimball Methodology
8 8 (6.50%) Scrum
9 7 (5.69%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (4.88%) Dimensional Modelling
10 6 (4.88%) Performance Tuning
11 5 (4.07%) iOS Development
12 4 (3.25%) Web Development
12 4 (3.25%) Change Control
13 3 (2.44%) Mobile Application Development
13 3 (2.44%) Android Development
14 2 (1.63%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 62 (50.41%) SQL
2 52 (42.28%) C#
3 33 (26.83%) JavaScript
4 31 (25.20%) VB.NET
5 16 (13.01%) Java
6 15 (12.20%) T-SQL
7 14 (11.38%) VB
8 7 (5.69%) PHP
9 4 (3.25%) PL/SQL
10 3 (2.44%) Objective-C
11 2 (1.63%) VB6
11 2 (1.63%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.81%) X++
12 1 (0.81%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.81%) VBScript
12 1 (0.81%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 10 (8.13%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (7.32%) MCITP
3 8 (6.50%) NCDA
3 8 (6.50%) NCIE
3 8 (6.50%) VCAP
3 8 (6.50%) VTSP
3 8 (6.50%) CCIA
3 8 (6.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 8 (6.50%) MCTS
3 8 (6.50%) MCSE
3 8 (6.50%) CCA
3 8 (6.50%) Citrix Certification
3 8 (6.50%) CCEA
4 6 (4.88%) Degree
5 4 (3.25%) Oracle Certification
6 3 (2.44%) Security Cleared
6 3 (2.44%) OCP
7 1 (0.81%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.81%) QA
System Software
1 14 (11.38%) Hyper-V
2 13 (10.57%) Active Directory
3 8 (6.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (6.50%) XenDesktop
3 8 (6.50%) vSphere
3 8 (6.50%) vCloud
4 4 (3.25%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 46 (37.40%) Microsoft
2 23 (18.70%) Oracle
3 13 (10.57%) JBoss
4 8 (6.50%) Cognos
4 8 (6.50%) Cisco
4 8 (6.50%) EMC
4 8 (6.50%) Citrix
4 8 (6.50%) NetApp
4 8 (6.50%) VMware
4 8 (6.50%) 3PAR
5 6 (4.88%) IBM
6 4 (3.25%) DevExpress
7 2 (1.63%) Business Objects
8 1 (0.81%) Telerik
8 1 (0.81%) Netezza
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