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

Location
3 months to
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 58 66 45
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -21
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2008 93 65 72
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 3.96% 3.08% 4.34%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 15.40% 11.73% 14.94%
Number of salaries quoted 75 54 67
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 £26,000 £25,000 £25,600
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £45,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
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
604 554 482
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 25.73% 26.26% 29.04%
Number of salaries quoted 517 506 396
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £29,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £50,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 30 October 2014.

SQL Server 2008 Salary Histogram in Birmingham

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 30 October 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.

1 148 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 102 (68.92%) SQL
3 76 (51.35%) .NET
4 70 (47.30%) C#
5 68 (45.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 63 (42.57%) Microsoft
7 51 (34.46%) SQL Server 2012
8 49 (33.11%) JavaScript
8 49 (33.11%) Ajax
9 47 (31.76%) Agile Software Development
9 47 (31.76%) HTML
10 46 (31.08%) .NET Framework
11 45 (30.41%) SQL Server 2005
12 42 (28.38%) Windows
13 37 (25.00%) MVC
14 35 (23.65%) T-SQL
15 33 (22.30%) CSS
15 33 (22.30%) jQuery
16 32 (21.62%) TDD
17 31 (20.95%) ASP.NET
17 31 (20.95%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
18 30 (20.27%) MS Excel
19 29 (19.59%) Team Foundation Server
20 28 (18.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
21 27 (18.24%) Visual Studio
22 26 (17.57%) VB.NET
23 25 (16.89%) SharePoint
23 25 (16.89%) Telecoms
23 25 (16.89%) Microsoft Certification
23 25 (16.89%) LINQ

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 25 (16.89%) SharePoint
2 20 (13.51%) MS Exchange
3 18 (12.16%) Exchange Server 2007
3 18 (12.16%) Exchange Server 2010
4 16 (10.81%) IIS
5 13 (8.78%) Exchange Server 2003
6 12 (8.11%) SharePoint 2010
6 12 (8.11%) BizTalk Server
7 11 (7.43%) SharePoint 2013
8 7 (4.73%) JBoss
8 7 (4.73%) Tomcat
9 5 (3.38%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.68%) ColdFusion
10 1 (0.68%) SharePoint Foundation
10 1 (0.68%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 30 (20.27%) MS Excel
2 9 (6.08%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 10 (6.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.35%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.35%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 12 (8.11%) Microsoft Azure
1 12 (8.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (8.11%) WAAS
1 12 (8.11%) Cisco Nexus
2 9 (6.08%) LAN
2 9 (6.08%) WAN
3 8 (5.41%) TCP/IP
3 8 (5.41%) VPN
3 8 (5.41%) DNS
4 6 (4.05%) SAN
4 6 (4.05%) DHCP
5 5 (3.38%) Firewall
5 5 (3.38%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (2.70%) NAS
7 1 (0.68%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (0.68%) NetScaler
7 1 (0.68%) FTP
7 1 (0.68%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 148 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 68 (45.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 51 (34.46%) SQL Server 2012
4 45 (30.41%) SQL Server 2005
5 28 (18.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 15 (10.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 10 (6.76%) MS Access
8 9 (6.08%) Data Warehouse
9 7 (4.73%) JasperReports
9 7 (4.73%) SQL Server 2000
10 6 (4.05%) PostgreSQL
10 6 (4.05%) Oracle Reports
10 6 (4.05%) Relational Database
11 5 (3.38%) Oracle Database
11 5 (3.38%) RDBMS
12 4 (2.70%) Oracle8/8i Database
12 4 (2.70%) Oracle9i Database
12 4 (2.70%) Oracle Database 10g
12 4 (2.70%) Oracle Database 11g
13 3 (2.03%) DTS
Development Applications
1 29 (19.59%) Team Foundation Server
2 27 (18.24%) Visual Studio
3 23 (15.54%) ReSharper
4 7 (4.73%) Selenium
4 7 (4.73%) FitNesse
4 7 (4.73%) Eclipse
4 7 (4.73%) Subversion
4 7 (4.73%) Maven
4 7 (4.73%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.35%) MorphX
5 2 (1.35%) NUnit
6 1 (0.68%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 25 (16.89%) Telecoms
2 24 (16.22%) Legal
3 18 (12.16%) Finance
4 13 (8.78%) Law
5 5 (3.38%) Games
6 2 (1.35%) Banking
7 1 (0.68%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 98 (66.22%) Developer
2 38 (25.68%) .NET Developer
3 28 (18.92%) Web Developer
4 27 (18.24%) C# Developer
4 27 (18.24%) .NET Web Developer
5 26 (17.57%) SQL Developer
6 24 (16.22%) C# Web Developer
6 24 (16.22%) C# .NET Developer
7 13 (8.78%) Architect
8 12 (8.11%) DBA
8 12 (8.11%) Solutions Architect
8 12 (8.11%) Storage Solutions Architect
8 12 (8.11%) Virtualisation Architect
8 12 (8.11%) Storage Architect
9 11 (7.43%) SharePoint Developer
9 11 (7.43%) Analyst
10 10 (6.76%) Software Developer
11 9 (6.08%) Applications Developer
11 9 (6.08%) ASP.NET Developer
12 8 (5.41%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (51.35%) .NET
2 49 (33.11%) Ajax
3 47 (31.76%) HTML
4 46 (31.08%) .NET Framework
5 33 (22.30%) jQuery
5 33 (22.30%) CSS
6 31 (20.95%) ASP.NET
6 31 (20.95%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 25 (16.89%) LINQ
8 24 (16.22%) KnockoutJS
9 23 (15.54%) JSON
10 14 (9.46%) WCF
11 10 (6.76%) HTML5
12 7 (4.73%) Spring MVC
12 7 (4.73%) ActiveMQ
12 7 (4.73%) Spring
12 7 (4.73%) JMS
12 7 (4.73%) JMX
12 7 (4.73%) Hibernate
12 7 (4.73%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.11%) CLARiiON
1 12 (8.11%) Celerra
2 7 (4.73%) Computer Science
2 7 (4.73%) Management Information System
3 5 (3.38%) Clustering
4 3 (2.03%) Visualisation
5 2 (1.35%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.68%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.68%) iPhone
6 1 (0.68%) Inversion of Control
6 1 (0.68%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.68%) Statistics
6 1 (0.68%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 42 (28.38%) Windows
2 18 (12.16%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (6.76%) Windows 8
3 10 (6.76%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (6.08%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (4.73%) Windows XP
6 6 (4.05%) Windows 7
6 6 (4.05%) Apple iOS
7 5 (3.38%) Android
8 1 (0.68%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (0.68%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.68%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (31.76%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (25.00%) MVC
3 32 (21.62%) TDD
4 23 (15.54%) Scrum
4 23 (15.54%) BDD
5 20 (13.51%) Workflow
6 17 (11.49%) OO
7 14 (9.46%) Responsive Web Design
8 12 (8.11%) CRM
8 12 (8.11%) ETL
9 11 (7.43%) Business Intelligence
9 11 (7.43%) OOA/OOD
10 7 (4.73%) Multithreading
11 6 (4.05%) Unit Testing
11 6 (4.05%) Performance Tuning
12 5 (3.38%) Time Management
13 4 (2.70%) Web Development
13 4 (2.70%) Business Continuity
13 4 (2.70%) Change Control
14 3 (2.03%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 102 (68.92%) SQL
2 70 (47.30%) C#
3 49 (33.11%) JavaScript
4 35 (23.65%) T-SQL
5 26 (17.57%) VB.NET
6 15 (10.14%) VB
7 8 (5.41%) Java
8 7 (4.73%) PHP
9 4 (2.70%) PL/SQL
10 2 (1.35%) VB6
10 2 (1.35%) X++
10 2 (1.35%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.68%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.68%) VBA
11 1 (0.68%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 25 (16.89%) Microsoft Certification
2 23 (15.54%) MCTS
3 14 (9.46%) MCITP
3 14 (9.46%) MCSE
4 12 (8.11%) CCA
4 12 (8.11%) Citrix Certification
4 12 (8.11%) CCEA
4 12 (8.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 12 (8.11%) NCDA
4 12 (8.11%) NCIE
4 12 (8.11%) VCAP
4 12 (8.11%) VTSP
4 12 (8.11%) CCIA
5 11 (7.43%) MCAD
5 11 (7.43%) MCSD
5 11 (7.43%) Degree
6 10 (6.76%) MCP
7 6 (4.05%) Security Cleared
8 4 (2.70%) OCP
8 4 (2.70%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.68%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (14.86%) Hyper-V
2 21 (14.19%) Active Directory
3 17 (11.49%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (8.11%) XenDesktop
4 12 (8.11%) vSphere
4 12 (8.11%) vCloud
5 4 (2.70%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 63 (42.57%) Microsoft
2 18 (12.16%) VMware
3 14 (9.46%) Cisco
4 13 (8.78%) Citrix
4 13 (8.78%) NetApp
5 12 (8.11%) EMC
5 12 (8.11%) 3PAR
6 11 (7.43%) Oracle
7 4 (2.70%) DevExpress
8 2 (1.35%) Tableau
8 2 (1.35%) Business Objects
9 1 (0.68%) HP
9 1 (0.68%) CheckPoint
9 1 (0.68%) Stonesoft
9 1 (0.68%) Red Gate
9 1 (0.68%) Telerik
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