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

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 88 59 39
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -20
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2008 38 56 86
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.15% 3.07% 5.09%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 7.41% 11.99% 17.34%
Number of salaries quoted 37 51 75
Average salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,100 £30,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £46,000 £50,000 £48,000
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
513 467 496
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 28.98% 25.63% 29.35%
Number of salaries quoted 435 426 430
Average salary £38,500 £37,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.66% -11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £27,350 £25,850
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +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 22 May 2015.

SQL Server 2008 Salary Histogram in Birmingham

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 124 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 81 (65.32%) SQL
3 70 (56.45%) Microsoft
4 69 (55.65%) C#
5 66 (53.23%) .NET
6 55 (44.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 54 (43.55%) JavaScript
7 54 (43.55%) ASP.NET
8 49 (39.52%) HTML
9 47 (37.90%) CSS
10 46 (37.10%) Windows
11 45 (36.29%) .NET Framework
12 44 (35.48%) SQL Server 2012
13 42 (33.87%) MS Excel
14 38 (30.65%) Agile Software Development
15 36 (29.03%) MVC
16 35 (28.23%) T-SQL
17 34 (27.42%) SQL Server 2005
18 27 (21.77%) jQuery
19 26 (20.97%) Ajax
20 25 (20.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 25 (20.16%) IIS
21 24 (19.35%) Microsoft Certification
22 23 (18.55%) Visual Studio
22 23 (18.55%) CRM
22 23 (18.55%) Active Directory
22 23 (18.55%) Dynamics CRM
23 22 (17.74%) MCTS
23 22 (17.74%) TDD
23 22 (17.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 25 (20.16%) IIS
2 22 (17.74%) SharePoint
3 19 (15.32%) BizTalk Server
4 17 (13.71%) SharePoint 2010
4 17 (13.71%) SharePoint 2013
5 16 (12.90%) Exchange Server 2010
5 16 (12.90%) MS Exchange
6 9 (7.26%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (3.23%) Tomcat
7 4 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2003
7 4 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (2.42%) OpenEdge
9 2 (1.61%) Apache
9 2 (1.61%) Umbraco
Applications
1 42 (33.87%) MS Excel
2 13 (10.48%) MS Office
3 6 (4.84%) MS Project
3 6 (4.84%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 23 (18.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.61%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 21 (16.94%) Office 365
2 17 (13.71%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (11.29%) Firewall
2 10 (8.06%) SAN
3 8 (6.45%) WAN
3 8 (6.45%) LAN
4 6 (4.84%) DHCP
4 6 (4.84%) DNS
5 5 (4.03%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (3.23%) VPN
6 4 (3.23%) NAS
7 3 (2.42%) Kerberos
7 3 (2.42%) Extranet
8 2 (1.61%) PuTTY
9 1 (0.81%) VoIP
9 1 (0.81%) TCP/IP
9 1 (0.81%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 124 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 55 (44.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 44 (35.48%) SQL Server 2012
4 34 (27.42%) SQL Server 2005
5 25 (20.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 22 (17.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 13 (10.48%) Data Warehouse
7 13 (10.48%) Relational Database
8 8 (6.45%) SQL Server 2000
9 6 (4.84%) MS Access
9 6 (4.84%) Data Mining
9 6 (4.84%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
10 4 (3.23%) RDBMS
11 3 (2.42%) OLAP
12 2 (1.61%) MySQL
12 2 (1.61%) Oracle Database
12 2 (1.61%) QlikView
13 1 (0.81%) Oracle OLAP
13 1 (0.81%) NoSQL
13 1 (0.81%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 23 (18.55%) Visual Studio
2 15 (12.10%) Subversion
3 14 (11.29%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (6.45%) ReSharper
5 4 (3.23%) NUnit
6 3 (2.42%) CruiseControl
7 2 (1.61%) Toad
7 2 (1.61%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 2 (1.61%) MSTest
7 2 (1.61%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (0.81%) MSBuild
General
1 11 (8.87%) Law
2 9 (7.26%) Automotive
3 8 (6.45%) Telecoms
4 5 (4.03%) Retail
5 4 (3.23%) Finance
6 1 (0.81%) Legal
6 1 (0.81%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 77 (62.10%) Developer
2 32 (25.81%) .NET Developer
3 24 (19.35%) C# Developer
4 23 (18.55%) C# .NET Developer
5 19 (15.32%) Web Developer
6 18 (14.52%) ASP.NET Developer
7 15 (12.10%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 15 (12.10%) Microsoft Developer
7 15 (12.10%) SharePoint Developer
8 13 (10.48%) Analyst
9 9 (7.26%) Administrator
10 8 (6.45%) DBA
10 8 (6.45%) C# Web Developer
10 8 (6.45%) .NET Web Developer
11 7 (5.65%) PHP Developer
12 6 (4.84%) Software Developer
12 6 (4.84%) Senior Developer
12 6 (4.84%) PHP Web Developer
12 6 (4.84%) MI Analyst
12 6 (4.84%) Report Writer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (53.23%) .NET
2 54 (43.55%) ASP.NET
3 49 (39.52%) HTML
4 47 (37.90%) CSS
5 45 (36.29%) .NET Framework
6 27 (21.77%) jQuery
7 26 (20.97%) Ajax
8 21 (16.94%) WCF
9 17 (13.71%) ASP.NET MVC
10 15 (12.10%) ASP.NET MVC 3
11 14 (11.29%) Entity Framework
12 12 (9.68%) KnockoutJS
13 10 (8.06%) LINQ
14 9 (7.26%) HTML5
15 8 (6.45%) JSON
16 6 (4.84%) Web Services
17 5 (4.03%) MDX
17 5 (4.03%) XML
18 3 (2.42%) Classic ASP
19 2 (1.61%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.65%) Management Information System
1 7 (5.65%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (4.84%) Visualisation
3 4 (3.23%) Clustering
4 3 (2.42%) Statistics
4 3 (2.42%) Replication
5 2 (1.61%) Handset
5 2 (1.61%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.81%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 46 (37.10%) Windows
2 20 (16.13%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (6.45%) Windows Server 2003
3 8 (6.45%) Linux
3 8 (6.45%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (5.65%) CentOS
5 6 (4.84%) Windows 7
6 5 (4.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.81%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (30.65%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (29.03%) MVC
3 23 (18.55%) CRM
4 22 (17.74%) TDD
5 21 (16.94%) Scrum
6 20 (16.13%) OO
7 18 (14.52%) Continuous Integration
8 15 (12.10%) OOA/OOD
9 13 (10.48%) Configuration Management
10 11 (8.87%) Business Continuity
11 10 (8.06%) Business Intelligence
11 10 (8.06%) Mobile Development
12 8 (6.45%) Disaster Recovery
12 8 (6.45%) Responsive Web Design
12 8 (6.45%) Web Application Development
12 8 (6.45%) BDD
13 7 (5.65%) Project Management
14 6 (4.84%) Workflow
14 6 (4.84%) Service Delivery
14 6 (4.84%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 81 (65.32%) SQL
2 69 (55.65%) C#
3 54 (43.55%) JavaScript
4 35 (28.23%) T-SQL
5 11 (8.87%) VB.NET
6 10 (8.06%) PHP
7 7 (5.65%) PowerShell
8 5 (4.03%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.61%) Java
9 2 (1.61%) VBScript
9 2 (1.61%) TypeScript
9 2 (1.61%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.81%) VBA
10 1 (0.81%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.81%) C
Qualifications
1 24 (19.35%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (17.74%) MCTS
3 19 (15.32%) MCAD
3 19 (15.32%) MCSD
3 19 (15.32%) SC Cleared
3 19 (15.32%) Security Cleared
4 18 (14.52%) MCP
5 4 (3.23%) Degree
6 3 (2.42%) MCITP
7 2 (1.61%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.61%) HND
7 2 (1.61%) CCNA
7 2 (1.61%) MCSA
7 2 (1.61%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.81%) MCPD
8 1 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.23%) SLA
2 2 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 23 (18.55%) Active Directory
2 13 (10.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (9.68%) vSphere
4 8 (6.45%) Hyper-V
5 7 (5.65%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.81%) XenServer
Vendors
1 70 (56.45%) Microsoft
2 20 (16.13%) VMware
3 15 (12.10%) Cisco
4 7 (5.65%) Red Hat
4 7 (5.65%) Juniper
5 6 (4.84%) Tableau
6 3 (2.42%) Oracle
6 3 (2.42%) NetApp
7 2 (1.61%) Adobe
7 2 (1.61%) DevExpress
8 1 (0.81%) Veeam
8 1 (0.81%) Cognos
8 1 (0.81%) Citrix
8 1 (0.81%) Informatica
8 1 (0.81%) Teradata
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Training & Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £42,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £22000.00 - £26000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Ashdown IT
Salary: £42000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Gambling Commission
Salary: From £27,875 to £34,069 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham
Erin Associates
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham
Erin Associates
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits, Bonus, flexi hours
Posted: 8 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Training & Benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
JMP Consultants Limited
Salary: Competitive salary + benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
Birmingham
Erin Associates
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + Benefits, Bonus, flexi hours
Posted: 16 days ago