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

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 39 50 45
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -5
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2008 96 61 75
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 5.25% 3.92% 4.54%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 18.08% 13.71% 15.31%
Number of salaries quoted 89 54 61
Average salary £36,500 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,550 £28,600 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £55,000
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
531 445 490
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 29.06% 28.60% 29.64%
Number of salaries quoted 489 392 409
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +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 27 January 2015.

SQL Server 2008 Salary Histogram in Birmingham

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 27 January 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.

1 191 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 137 (71.73%) SQL
3 101 (52.88%) .NET
4 99 (51.83%) Microsoft
5 94 (49.21%) C#
6 85 (44.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 81 (42.41%) JavaScript
8 76 (39.79%) HTML
9 74 (38.74%) SQL Server 2012
10 72 (37.70%) Windows
11 67 (35.08%) CSS
12 65 (34.03%) Agile Software Development
12 65 (34.03%) .NET Framework
13 64 (33.51%) Ajax
14 56 (29.32%) SQL Server 2005
14 56 (29.32%) T-SQL
15 52 (27.23%) ASP.NET
16 48 (25.13%) MVC
17 47 (24.61%) jQuery
18 44 (23.04%) Visual Studio
18 44 (23.04%) Team Foundation Server
19 41 (21.47%) MS Excel
20 39 (20.42%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
21 38 (19.90%) Microsoft Certification
22 37 (19.37%) TDD
22 37 (19.37%) LINQ
22 37 (19.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
22 37 (19.37%) KnockoutJS
23 34 (17.80%) MCTS
23 34 (17.80%) Windows Server 2008

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 33 (17.28%) SharePoint
2 32 (16.75%) IIS
3 27 (14.14%) BizTalk Server
4 26 (13.61%) SharePoint 2010
5 25 (13.09%) SharePoint 2013
6 24 (12.57%) MS Exchange
7 23 (12.04%) Exchange Server 2010
8 15 (7.85%) Exchange Server 2007
9 14 (7.33%) Exchange Server 2003
10 7 (3.66%) Exchange Server 2013
11 6 (3.14%) Tomcat
12 2 (1.05%) Umbraco
12 2 (1.05%) SharePoint Server
12 2 (1.05%) OpenEdge
12 2 (1.05%) JBoss
12 2 (1.05%) Apache
13 1 (0.52%) SAS
13 1 (0.52%) ColdFusion
13 1 (0.52%) SharePoint Foundation
Applications
1 41 (21.47%) MS Excel
2 8 (4.19%) MS Office
3 4 (2.09%) MS Project
3 4 (2.09%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.52%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.52%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 28 (14.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.05%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 26 (13.61%) Office 365
2 25 (13.09%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 23 (12.04%) Firewall
2 19 (9.95%) SAN
3 16 (8.38%) LAN
3 16 (8.38%) WAN
4 10 (5.24%) VPN
4 10 (5.24%) NAS
5 9 (4.71%) DNS
6 8 (4.19%) WAAS
6 8 (4.19%) Cisco Nexus
7 7 (3.66%) TCP/IP
8 6 (3.14%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (1.57%) Extranet
10 2 (1.05%) DHCP
11 1 (0.52%) FTP
11 1 (0.52%) Intranet
11 1 (0.52%) Intrusion Detection
11 1 (0.52%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 191 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 85 (44.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 74 (38.74%) SQL Server 2012
4 56 (29.32%) SQL Server 2005
5 37 (19.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 28 (14.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 19 (9.95%) Data Warehouse
8 14 (7.33%) Relational Database
9 8 (4.19%) RDBMS
10 7 (3.66%) Oracle Database
11 5 (2.62%) SQL Server 2000
11 5 (2.62%) MS Access
12 4 (2.09%) Oracle8/8i Database
12 4 (2.09%) Oracle9i Database
12 4 (2.09%) Crystal Reports
12 4 (2.09%) Oracle Database 10g
12 4 (2.09%) DTS
12 4 (2.09%) Data Mining
12 4 (2.09%) Oracle Database 11g
12 4 (2.09%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
Development Applications
1 44 (23.04%) Visual Studio
1 44 (23.04%) Team Foundation Server
2 33 (17.28%) ReSharper
3 5 (2.62%) NUnit
4 4 (2.09%) Subversion
5 2 (1.05%) Maven
5 2 (1.05%) MorphX
5 2 (1.05%) MSTest
5 2 (1.05%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.05%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 2 (1.05%) CruiseControl
5 2 (1.05%) Eclipse
5 2 (1.05%) Selenium
5 2 (1.05%) FitNesse
5 2 (1.05%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 34 (17.80%) Telecoms
2 16 (8.38%) Finance
3 14 (7.33%) Law
4 13 (6.81%) Legal
5 2 (1.05%) Advertising
5 2 (1.05%) Retail
6 1 (0.52%) Back Office
6 1 (0.52%) Banking
Job Titles
1 118 (61.78%) Developer
2 46 (24.08%) .NET Developer
3 43 (22.51%) Web Developer
4 37 (19.37%) C# Developer
5 35 (18.32%) C# .NET Developer
6 33 (17.28%) .NET Web Developer
6 33 (17.28%) C# Web Developer
7 24 (12.57%) SharePoint Developer
8 21 (10.99%) Analyst
9 17 (8.90%) SQL Developer
10 13 (6.81%) Junior .NET Developer
10 13 (6.81%) Junior Developer
10 13 (6.81%) Junior
11 12 (6.28%) DBA
11 12 (6.28%) Junior .NET Web Developer
11 12 (6.28%) Junior Web Developer
11 12 (6.28%) Junior C# Developer
11 12 (6.28%) Junior C# .NET Developer
12 10 (5.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 9 (4.71%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 101 (52.88%) .NET
2 76 (39.79%) HTML
3 67 (35.08%) CSS
4 65 (34.03%) .NET Framework
5 64 (33.51%) Ajax
6 52 (27.23%) ASP.NET
7 47 (24.61%) jQuery
8 39 (20.42%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 37 (19.37%) LINQ
9 37 (19.37%) KnockoutJS
10 33 (17.28%) JSON
11 31 (16.23%) WCF
12 8 (4.19%) HTML5
13 6 (3.14%) ASP.NET MVC
14 5 (2.62%) Web Services
14 5 (2.62%) XML
15 4 (2.09%) WPF
16 3 (1.57%) MDX
16 3 (1.57%) NHibernate
16 3 (1.57%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 8 (4.19%) CLARiiON
1 8 (4.19%) Clustering
1 8 (4.19%) Celerra
1 8 (4.19%) Visualisation
2 7 (3.66%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (3.66%) Computer Science
3 6 (3.14%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.09%) Statistics
4 4 (2.09%) Replication
5 2 (1.05%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (1.05%) Handset
6 1 (0.52%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.52%) Inversion of Control
6 1 (0.52%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 72 (37.70%) Windows
2 34 (17.80%) Windows Server 2008
3 17 (8.90%) Windows Server 2003
3 17 (8.90%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (4.71%) Linux
5 7 (3.66%) Windows XP
5 7 (3.66%) CentOS
6 5 (2.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (1.57%) Windows 7
8 2 (1.05%) Apple iOS
8 2 (1.05%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.52%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (34.03%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (25.13%) MVC
3 37 (19.37%) TDD
4 33 (17.28%) Scrum
4 33 (17.28%) BDD
5 31 (16.23%) OO
6 30 (15.71%) CRM
7 28 (14.66%) Responsive Web Design
8 25 (13.09%) OOA/OOD
9 20 (10.47%) Business Intelligence
10 18 (9.42%) Workflow
11 15 (7.85%) ETL
12 9 (4.71%) Network Monitoring
13 8 (4.19%) Performance Tuning
13 8 (4.19%) Web Application Development
13 8 (4.19%) Business Continuity
13 8 (4.19%) Data Analysis
14 7 (3.66%) Disaster Recovery
15 6 (3.14%) Time Management
15 6 (3.14%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 137 (71.73%) SQL
2 94 (49.21%) C#
3 81 (42.41%) JavaScript
4 56 (29.32%) T-SQL
5 22 (11.52%) VB.NET
6 11 (5.76%) VB
7 5 (2.62%) PHP
7 5 (2.62%) PL/SQL
7 5 (2.62%) Shell Script
8 3 (1.57%) PowerShell
9 2 (1.05%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.05%) TypeScript
9 2 (1.05%) VB6
9 2 (1.05%) X++
9 2 (1.05%) Java
10 1 (0.52%) VBA
Qualifications
1 38 (19.90%) Microsoft Certification
2 34 (17.80%) MCTS
3 24 (12.57%) MCAD
3 24 (12.57%) MCSD
4 23 (12.04%) MCP
5 12 (6.28%) MCITP
6 11 (5.76%) Degree
6 11 (5.76%) Security Cleared
7 10 (5.24%) MCSE
8 8 (4.19%) CCA
8 8 (4.19%) Citrix Certification
8 8 (4.19%) CCEA
8 8 (4.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 8 (4.19%) NCDA
8 8 (4.19%) NCIE
8 8 (4.19%) VCAP
8 8 (4.19%) VTSP
8 8 (4.19%) CCIA
9 6 (3.14%) SC Cleared
10 4 (2.09%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.62%) SLA
2 2 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 32 (16.75%) Active Directory
2 25 (13.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (12.57%) Hyper-V
4 16 (8.38%) vSphere
5 8 (4.19%) vCloud
5 8 (4.19%) XenDesktop
6 7 (3.66%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (2.09%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 99 (51.83%) Microsoft
2 33 (17.28%) VMware
3 23 (12.04%) Cisco
4 14 (7.33%) NetApp
5 9 (4.71%) Citrix
6 8 (4.19%) EMC
6 8 (4.19%) Oracle
6 8 (4.19%) 3PAR
7 7 (3.66%) Red Hat
7 7 (3.66%) Juniper
8 6 (3.14%) Tableau
9 2 (1.05%) Adobe
9 2 (1.05%) DevExpress
10 1 (0.52%) HP
10 1 (0.52%) Business Objects
10 1 (0.52%) Stonesoft
10 1 (0.52%) Red Gate
10 1 (0.52%) CheckPoint
10 1 (0.52%) Telerik
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Erin Associates
Salary: £38000 - £39000 per annum + Benefits, Flexi time
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £22000 - £23500 per annum + excellent company benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £20000.00 - £24000.00 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
BARCLAY ANDERSON LIMITED
Salary: From £44,000 to £50,000 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham
CPS Group
Salary: £35000.00 - £47000.00 per annum + Pension & Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Birmingham
Real Staffing
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 15 days ago