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

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 40 55 44
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -11
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2008 116 70 68
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 5.62% 3.72% 4.07%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 19.80% 12.87% 13.65%
Number of salaries quoted 103 60 64
Average salary £37,500 £37,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.35% -
90% offered a salary of more than £20,500 £25,000 £28,950
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £42,200
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
586 544 498
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 28.38% 28.94% 29.80%
Number of salaries quoted 533 482 430
Average salary £38,750 £37,750 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.64% +0.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £52,500
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 19 December 2014.

SQL Server 2008 Salary Histogram in Birmingham

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 180 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 130 (72.22%) SQL
3 91 (50.56%) Microsoft
3 91 (50.56%) .NET
4 86 (47.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 85 (47.22%) C#
6 71 (39.44%) JavaScript
6 71 (39.44%) SQL Server 2012
7 66 (36.67%) HTML
8 64 (35.56%) Agile Software Development
9 62 (34.44%) Windows
9 62 (34.44%) Ajax
10 60 (33.33%) .NET Framework
11 57 (31.67%) CSS
12 53 (29.44%) SQL Server 2005
13 49 (27.22%) T-SQL
14 48 (26.67%) MVC
15 45 (25.00%) jQuery
16 43 (23.89%) Team Foundation Server
17 41 (22.78%) TDD
18 40 (22.22%) ASP.NET
19 39 (21.67%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
19 39 (21.67%) Visual Studio
20 38 (21.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
21 37 (20.56%) KnockoutJS
21 37 (20.56%) Microsoft Certification
22 36 (20.00%) LINQ
22 36 (20.00%) Telecoms
22 36 (20.00%) MS Excel
23 34 (18.89%) Scrum

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 27 (15.00%) SharePoint
2 26 (14.44%) IIS
3 23 (12.78%) MS Exchange
4 22 (12.22%) Exchange Server 2010
5 21 (11.67%) SharePoint 2010
6 20 (11.11%) SharePoint 2013
6 20 (11.11%) BizTalk Server
7 17 (9.44%) Exchange Server 2007
8 16 (8.89%) Exchange Server 2003
9 8 (4.44%) Tomcat
10 4 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2013
10 4 (2.22%) JBoss
11 2 (1.11%) Apache
11 2 (1.11%) SharePoint Server
11 2 (1.11%) OpenEdge
11 2 (1.11%) Umbraco
12 1 (0.56%) SharePoint Foundation
12 1 (0.56%) ColdFusion
12 1 (0.56%) SAS
Applications
1 36 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.78%) MS Office
3 1 (0.56%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.56%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 19 (10.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.11%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 20 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
1 20 (11.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (9.44%) Firewall
2 15 (8.33%) SAN
3 12 (6.67%) LAN
3 12 (6.67%) WAN
3 12 (6.67%) WAAS
3 12 (6.67%) Cisco Nexus
4 8 (4.44%) NAS
4 8 (4.44%) VPN
4 8 (4.44%) DNS
5 7 (3.89%) TCP/IP
6 4 (2.22%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.56%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (0.56%) NetScaler
7 1 (0.56%) Extranet
7 1 (0.56%) DHCP
7 1 (0.56%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 180 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 86 (47.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 71 (39.44%) SQL Server 2012
4 53 (29.44%) SQL Server 2005
5 38 (21.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 26 (14.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 15 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
8 8 (4.44%) Relational Database
9 7 (3.89%) RDBMS
10 6 (3.33%) Oracle Database
11 5 (2.78%) SQL Server 2000
11 5 (2.78%) MS Access
12 4 (2.22%) Oracle8/8i Database
12 4 (2.22%) Oracle9i Database
12 4 (2.22%) Crystal Reports
12 4 (2.22%) JasperReports
12 4 (2.22%) Oracle Database 10g
12 4 (2.22%) DTS
12 4 (2.22%) Oracle Database 11g
13 3 (1.67%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 43 (23.89%) Team Foundation Server
2 39 (21.67%) Visual Studio
3 34 (18.89%) ReSharper
4 6 (3.33%) NUnit
4 6 (3.33%) Subversion
5 4 (2.22%) Maven
5 4 (2.22%) Jenkins
5 4 (2.22%) Eclipse
5 4 (2.22%) Selenium
5 4 (2.22%) FitNesse
6 2 (1.11%) Visual Studio Team System
6 2 (1.11%) CruiseControl
6 2 (1.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 2 (1.11%) MorphX
6 2 (1.11%) MSTest
General
1 36 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 19 (10.56%) Legal
3 16 (8.89%) Finance
3 16 (8.89%) Law
4 2 (1.11%) Games
4 2 (1.11%) Banking
5 1 (0.56%) Retail
5 1 (0.56%) Back Office
5 1 (0.56%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 112 (62.22%) Developer
2 41 (22.78%) Web Developer
2 41 (22.78%) .NET Developer
3 39 (21.67%) C# Developer
4 36 (20.00%) C# .NET Developer
5 34 (18.89%) .NET Web Developer
5 34 (18.89%) C# Web Developer
6 20 (11.11%) SQL Developer
7 19 (10.56%) SharePoint Developer
7 19 (10.56%) Analyst
8 15 (8.33%) DBA
9 13 (7.22%) Architect
10 12 (6.67%) Junior
10 12 (6.67%) Solutions Architect
10 12 (6.67%) Junior .NET Developer
10 12 (6.67%) Junior Web Developer
10 12 (6.67%) Junior Developer
10 12 (6.67%) Junior C# Developer
10 12 (6.67%) Junior C# .NET Developer
10 12 (6.67%) Virtualisation Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 91 (50.56%) .NET
2 66 (36.67%) HTML
3 62 (34.44%) Ajax
4 60 (33.33%) .NET Framework
5 57 (31.67%) CSS
6 45 (25.00%) jQuery
7 40 (22.22%) ASP.NET
8 39 (21.67%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 37 (20.56%) KnockoutJS
10 36 (20.00%) LINQ
11 34 (18.89%) JSON
12 24 (13.33%) WCF
13 6 (3.33%) ASP.NET MVC
13 6 (3.33%) HTML5
14 5 (2.78%) WPF
15 4 (2.22%) NHibernate
15 4 (2.22%) ActiveMQ
15 4 (2.22%) Spring
15 4 (2.22%) JMS
15 4 (2.22%) JMX
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.67%) CLARiiON
1 12 (6.67%) Celerra
2 8 (4.44%) Clustering
3 7 (3.89%) Management Information System
3 7 (3.89%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.22%) Visualisation
4 4 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (1.67%) Replication
5 3 (1.67%) Statistics
6 2 (1.11%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (1.11%) Handset
7 1 (0.56%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.56%) Inversion of Control
7 1 (0.56%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 62 (34.44%) Windows
2 27 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (7.22%) Windows Server 2003
3 13 (7.22%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (3.89%) Windows XP
5 6 (3.33%) Linux
6 5 (2.78%) CentOS
7 4 (2.22%) Apple iOS
8 3 (1.67%) Windows 8
8 3 (1.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (1.11%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.56%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.56%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (35.56%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (26.67%) MVC
3 41 (22.78%) TDD
4 34 (18.89%) Scrum
4 34 (18.89%) BDD
5 27 (15.00%) Responsive Web Design
6 26 (14.44%) OO
7 22 (12.22%) Workflow
8 21 (11.67%) CRM
9 20 (11.11%) OOA/OOD
10 19 (10.56%) Business Intelligence
11 14 (7.78%) ETL
12 8 (4.44%) Business Continuity
12 8 (4.44%) Performance Tuning
13 7 (3.89%) Network Monitoring
13 7 (3.89%) Web Application Development
13 7 (3.89%) Disaster Recovery
14 6 (3.33%) Time Management
15 5 (2.78%) User Acceptance Testing
15 5 (2.78%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 130 (72.22%) SQL
2 85 (47.22%) C#
3 71 (39.44%) JavaScript
4 49 (27.22%) T-SQL
5 20 (11.11%) VB.NET
6 12 (6.67%) VB
7 5 (2.78%) PHP
8 4 (2.22%) PL/SQL
8 4 (2.22%) Java
9 3 (1.67%) Shell Script
9 3 (1.67%) PowerShell
10 2 (1.11%) Bash Shell
10 2 (1.11%) TypeScript
10 2 (1.11%) VB6
10 2 (1.11%) X++
11 1 (0.56%) VBA
Qualifications
1 37 (20.56%) Microsoft Certification
2 33 (18.33%) MCTS
3 19 (10.56%) MCAD
3 19 (10.56%) MCSD
4 18 (10.00%) MCP
5 16 (8.89%) MCITP
6 14 (7.78%) MCSE
7 12 (6.67%) CCA
7 12 (6.67%) Citrix Certification
7 12 (6.67%) CCEA
7 12 (6.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 12 (6.67%) NCDA
7 12 (6.67%) NCIE
7 12 (6.67%) VCAP
7 12 (6.67%) VTSP
7 12 (6.67%) CCIA
8 11 (6.11%) Degree
9 9 (5.00%) Security Cleared
10 4 (2.22%) SC Cleared
10 4 (2.22%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.78%) SLA
2 2 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 29 (16.11%) Active Directory
2 24 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 24 (13.33%) Hyper-V
3 17 (9.44%) vSphere
4 12 (6.67%) vCloud
4 12 (6.67%) XenDesktop
5 5 (2.78%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (2.22%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 91 (50.56%) Microsoft
2 30 (16.67%) VMware
3 22 (12.22%) Cisco
4 16 (8.89%) NetApp
5 13 (7.22%) Citrix
6 12 (6.67%) EMC
6 12 (6.67%) 3PAR
7 9 (5.00%) Oracle
8 5 (2.78%) Juniper
8 5 (2.78%) Red Hat
9 2 (1.11%) Tableau
9 2 (1.11%) Adobe
10 1 (0.56%) HP
10 1 (0.56%) Business Objects
10 1 (0.56%) Stonesoft
10 1 (0.56%) Red Gate
10 1 (0.56%) CheckPoint
10 1 (0.56%) Telerik
10 1 (0.56%) DevExpress
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £32000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham
The People Network
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Erin Associates
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits, Bonus, flexi hours
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £38000 - £43000 per annum + competitive, DOE
Posted: 18 days ago
Birmingham
Barclay Anderson
Salary: £0 - £40,000 per year
Posted: 19 days ago