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

Location
3 months to
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 45 51 46
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -5
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2008 84 52 71
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 4.72% 3.48% 4.26%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 15.88% 12.32% 14.12%
Number of salaries quoted 77 49 57
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £32,700 £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
529 422 503
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 29.70% 28.25% 30.19%
Number of salaries quoted 475 377 418
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,543 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £54,500 £57,500 £50,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
- +1.26%

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 4 March 2015.

SQL Server 2008 Salary Histogram in Birmingham

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 4 March 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.

1 186 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 132 (70.97%) SQL
3 101 (54.30%) Microsoft
4 98 (52.69%) .NET
5 94 (50.54%) C#
6 86 (46.24%) JavaScript
7 81 (43.55%) HTML
8 80 (43.01%) Windows
9 79 (42.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 76 (40.86%) SQL Server 2012
11 75 (40.32%) CSS
12 70 (37.63%) .NET Framework
13 65 (34.95%) Agile Software Development
14 62 (33.33%) Ajax
15 58 (31.18%) ASP.NET
16 57 (30.65%) T-SQL
17 49 (26.34%) SQL Server 2005
18 46 (24.73%) MVC
19 45 (24.19%) MS Excel
20 44 (23.66%) jQuery
21 43 (23.12%) Visual Studio
22 40 (21.51%) Microsoft Certification
22 40 (21.51%) IIS
23 38 (20.43%) CRM
23 38 (20.43%) Team Foundation Server
24 37 (19.89%) Windows Server 2008
24 37 (19.89%) SharePoint
25 36 (19.35%) WCF
25 36 (19.35%) Dynamics CRM
25 36 (19.35%) MCTS

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 40 (21.51%) IIS
2 37 (19.89%) SharePoint
3 33 (17.74%) BizTalk Server
4 31 (16.67%) SharePoint 2013
4 31 (16.67%) SharePoint 2010
5 24 (12.90%) MS Exchange
6 23 (12.37%) Exchange Server 2010
7 11 (5.91%) Exchange Server 2013
7 11 (5.91%) Exchange Server 2007
8 10 (5.38%) Exchange Server 2003
9 4 (2.15%) Tomcat
10 2 (1.08%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (1.08%) Umbraco
10 2 (1.08%) Apache
10 2 (1.08%) OpenEdge
11 1 (0.54%) SharePoint Foundation
11 1 (0.54%) ColdFusion
11 1 (0.54%) SAS
Applications
1 45 (24.19%) MS Excel
2 13 (6.99%) MS Office
3 6 (3.23%) MS Visio
3 6 (3.23%) MS Project
4 1 (0.54%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.54%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 36 (19.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.54%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.54%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 35 (18.82%) Office 365
2 31 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 23 (12.37%) Firewall
2 19 (10.22%) SAN
3 16 (8.60%) LAN
3 16 (8.60%) WAN
4 13 (6.99%) DNS
5 10 (5.38%) NAS
5 10 (5.38%) VPN
6 7 (3.76%) TCP/IP
7 6 (3.23%) Wi-Fi
7 6 (3.23%) DHCP
8 4 (2.15%) Extranet
8 4 (2.15%) WAAS
8 4 (2.15%) Cisco Nexus
9 1 (0.54%) NetScaler
9 1 (0.54%) PuTTY
9 1 (0.54%) FTP
9 1 (0.54%) Intranet
9 1 (0.54%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 186 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 79 (42.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 76 (40.86%) SQL Server 2012
4 49 (26.34%) SQL Server 2005
5 35 (18.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 31 (16.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 19 (10.22%) Data Warehouse
8 16 (8.60%) Relational Database
9 8 (4.30%) MS Access
10 6 (3.23%) RDBMS
10 6 (3.23%) Data Mining
10 6 (3.23%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
11 5 (2.69%) Oracle Database
12 4 (2.15%) Crystal Reports
13 3 (1.61%) DTS
13 3 (1.61%) OLAP
13 3 (1.61%) SQL Server 2000
14 2 (1.08%) QlikView
14 2 (1.08%) Oracle Database 11g
14 2 (1.08%) Oracle8/8i Database
Development Applications
1 43 (23.12%) Visual Studio
2 38 (20.43%) Team Foundation Server
3 30 (16.13%) ReSharper
4 5 (2.69%) NUnit
4 5 (2.69%) Subversion
5 3 (1.61%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 3 (1.61%) CruiseControl
5 3 (1.61%) Visual Studio Team System
6 2 (1.08%) MSTest
7 1 (0.54%) MSBuild
7 1 (0.54%) Toad
7 1 (0.54%) MorphX
General
1 30 (16.13%) Telecoms
2 12 (6.45%) Finance
3 10 (5.38%) Law
4 4 (2.15%) Retail
5 3 (1.61%) Automotive
6 2 (1.08%) Legal
6 2 (1.08%) Advertising
7 1 (0.54%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 109 (58.60%) Developer
2 43 (23.12%) .NET Developer
3 42 (22.58%) Web Developer
4 36 (19.35%) C# Developer
5 35 (18.82%) C# .NET Developer
6 30 (16.13%) .NET Web Developer
6 30 (16.13%) C# Web Developer
7 29 (15.59%) SharePoint Developer
8 24 (12.90%) Analyst
9 13 (6.99%) Junior
9 13 (6.99%) Junior .NET Developer
9 13 (6.99%) Junior Developer
10 12 (6.45%) Junior C# Developer
10 12 (6.45%) Junior Web Developer
10 12 (6.45%) Junior .NET Web Developer
10 12 (6.45%) Junior C# .NET Developer
11 11 (5.91%) Administrator
12 10 (5.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 9 (4.84%) DBA
13 9 (4.84%) MI Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 98 (52.69%) .NET
2 81 (43.55%) HTML
3 75 (40.32%) CSS
4 70 (37.63%) .NET Framework
5 62 (33.33%) Ajax
6 58 (31.18%) ASP.NET
7 44 (23.66%) jQuery
8 36 (19.35%) WCF
8 36 (19.35%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 34 (18.28%) KnockoutJS
10 33 (17.74%) LINQ
11 30 (16.13%) JSON
12 7 (3.76%) ASP.NET MVC
13 6 (3.23%) HTML5
14 5 (2.69%) ASP.NET MVC 3
14 5 (2.69%) XML
15 4 (2.15%) MDX
15 4 (2.15%) Web Services
16 3 (1.61%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 3 (1.61%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 10 (5.38%) Visualisation
2 8 (4.30%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (3.76%) Computer Science
4 6 (3.23%) Clustering
5 5 (2.69%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.15%) Celerra
6 4 (2.15%) Statistics
6 4 (2.15%) CLARiiON
6 4 (2.15%) Replication
7 2 (1.08%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (1.08%) Handset
8 1 (0.54%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 80 (43.01%) Windows
2 37 (19.89%) Windows Server 2008
3 17 (9.14%) Windows Server 2003
3 17 (9.14%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (4.84%) Linux
5 7 (3.76%) Windows XP
5 7 (3.76%) CentOS
6 6 (3.23%) Windows 7
7 5 (2.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.54%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.54%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (34.95%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (24.73%) MVC
3 38 (20.43%) CRM
4 35 (18.82%) OO
5 34 (18.28%) TDD
6 33 (17.74%) Scrum
7 30 (16.13%) BDD
7 30 (16.13%) OOA/OOD
8 28 (15.05%) Responsive Web Design
9 19 (10.22%) Business Intelligence
10 12 (6.45%) ETL
11 11 (5.91%) Business Continuity
12 10 (5.38%) Data Analysis
12 10 (5.38%) Web Application Development
13 9 (4.84%) Network Monitoring
13 9 (4.84%) Workflow
13 9 (4.84%) Continuous Integration
14 7 (3.76%) Disaster Recovery
14 7 (3.76%) Project Management
15 6 (3.23%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 132 (70.97%) SQL
2 94 (50.54%) C#
3 86 (46.24%) JavaScript
4 57 (30.65%) T-SQL
5 18 (9.68%) VB.NET
6 8 (4.30%) VB
7 7 (3.76%) PHP
8 5 (2.69%) Shell Script
9 3 (1.61%) PL/SQL
9 3 (1.61%) PowerShell
10 2 (1.08%) VB6
10 2 (1.08%) TypeScript
10 2 (1.08%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.54%) VBA
11 1 (0.54%) X++
Qualifications
1 40 (21.51%) Microsoft Certification
2 36 (19.35%) MCTS
3 30 (16.13%) MCAD
3 30 (16.13%) MCSD
4 28 (15.05%) MCP
5 15 (8.06%) Security Cleared
6 11 (5.91%) Degree
7 10 (5.38%) SC Cleared
8 8 (4.30%) MCITP
9 6 (3.23%) MCSE
10 4 (2.15%) VCP4
10 4 (2.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 4 (2.15%) CCA
10 4 (2.15%) Citrix Certification
10 4 (2.15%) CCEA
10 4 (2.15%) VCAP
10 4 (2.15%) VTSP
10 4 (2.15%) CCIA
10 4 (2.15%) NCDA
10 4 (2.15%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.69%) SLA
2 2 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 32 (17.20%) Active Directory
2 25 (13.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (10.75%) Hyper-V
4 16 (8.60%) vSphere
5 7 (3.76%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (2.15%) XenDesktop
6 4 (2.15%) vCloud
7 2 (1.08%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 101 (54.30%) Microsoft
2 33 (17.74%) VMware
3 23 (12.37%) Cisco
4 10 (5.38%) NetApp
5 8 (4.30%) Tableau
6 7 (3.76%) Red Hat
6 7 (3.76%) Juniper
7 5 (2.69%) Oracle
7 5 (2.69%) Citrix
8 4 (2.15%) EMC
8 4 (2.15%) 3PAR
9 2 (1.08%) DevExpress
9 2 (1.08%) Adobe
10 1 (0.54%) Red Gate
10 1 (0.54%) Stonesoft
10 1 (0.54%) Business Objects
10 1 (0.54%) HP
10 1 (0.54%) CheckPoint
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £20000.00 - £25000.00 per annum + Extensive benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Competitive Salary - full details on application
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Mortimer Bell International
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Travel Expenses
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £42,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Holidays / Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Birmingham
Real Staffing
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
Birmingham
Real Staffing
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
Birmingham
Barclay Anderson
Salary: £45,000 - £50,000 per year
Posted: 20 days ago