The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server 2008 skills in IT jobs advertised for the Solihull region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SQL Server 2008 over the 3 months to 26 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 46 35 31
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -4
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2008 3 12 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Solihull 0.96% 4.23% 7.55%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.59% 16.00% 18.60%
Number of salaries quoted 2 12 16
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
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 Solihull region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Solihull
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
116 75 86
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Solihull 37.30% 26.41% 40.57%
Number of salaries quoted 85 55 76
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £26,000 £26,750
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £41,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
- +1.26%

SQL Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Solihull

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the Solihull region as a proportion of the total demand within the Database & Business Intelligence category.

SQL Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in Solihull

SQL Server 2008
Salary Trend in Solihull

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the Solihull region.

SQL Server 2008 Salary Trend in Solihull

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Solihull

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, IT jobs across the Solihull 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 27 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 21 (77.78%) Microsoft
3 19 (70.37%) .NET
4 18 (66.67%) VB.NET
5 17 (62.96%) Windows
5 17 (62.96%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 16 (59.26%) Windows Server 2012
6 16 (59.26%) Windows Server 2003
6 16 (59.26%) IIS
6 16 (59.26%) XML
7 15 (55.56%) HTML
8 10 (37.04%) SQL
8 10 (37.04%) VB
8 10 (37.04%) ASP.NET
8 10 (37.04%) Web Services
8 10 (37.04%) Finance
8 10 (37.04%) VB6
8 10 (37.04%) SQL Server 2005
9 9 (33.33%) .NET Framework
9 9 (33.33%) Subversion
9 9 (33.33%) Active Directory
9 9 (33.33%) C#
10 8 (29.63%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (29.63%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 8 (29.63%) KnockoutJS
10 8 (29.63%) Sass
10 8 (29.63%) MVC
10 8 (29.63%) Agile Software Development
11 7 (25.93%) VMware
11 7 (25.93%) MS Office

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Solihull by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, IT jobs across the Solihull 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 16 (59.26%) IIS
2 7 (25.93%) MS Exchange
3 6 (22.22%) SharePoint
3 6 (22.22%) Lync
3 6 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 7 (25.93%) MS Office
2 1 (3.70%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (25.93%) Internet
2 6 (22.22%) IP Telephony
2 6 (22.22%) NAS
2 6 (22.22%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 10 (37.04%) SQL Server 2005
3 6 (22.22%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 9 (33.33%) Subversion
General
1 10 (37.04%) Finance
Job Titles
1 19 (70.37%) Developer
2 9 (33.33%) VB.NET Developer
2 9 (33.33%) .NET Developer
2 9 (33.33%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
3 6 (22.22%) Technical Team Leader
3 6 (22.22%) Infrastructure Team Leader
3 6 (22.22%) Team Leader
3 6 (22.22%) Senior Developer
4 5 (18.52%) Programmer
4 5 (18.52%) Software Engineer
4 5 (18.52%) Software Programmer
5 4 (14.81%) Software Developer
6 2 (7.41%) Senior Programmer
6 2 (7.41%) Senior Software Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) Applications Support Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) SQL Developer
7 1 (3.70%) Senior Software Developer
7 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Developer
7 1 (3.70%) Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (70.37%) .NET
2 17 (62.96%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 16 (59.26%) XML
4 15 (55.56%) HTML
5 10 (37.04%) Web Services
5 10 (37.04%) ASP.NET
6 9 (33.33%) .NET Framework
7 8 (29.63%) KnockoutJS
7 8 (29.63%) Sass
7 8 (29.63%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 6 (22.22%) Software Packaging
8 6 (22.22%) CSS
9 5 (18.52%) XSD
9 5 (18.52%) XSL
10 1 (3.70%) WCF
10 1 (3.70%) WPF
10 1 (3.70%) LINQ
10 1 (3.70%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 1 (3.70%) Managed Extensibility Framework
Miscellaneous
1 6 (22.22%) Clustering
2 2 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.70%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 17 (62.96%) Windows
2 16 (59.26%) Windows Server 2003
2 16 (59.26%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (29.63%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (3.70%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (29.63%) MVC
1 8 (29.63%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (22.22%) Change Control
2 6 (22.22%) Kalman Filter
2 6 (22.22%) Change Management
3 5 (18.52%) People Management
3 5 (18.52%) Software Engineering
4 3 (11.11%) E-Commerce
5 2 (7.41%) ITIL
6 1 (3.70%) Incident Management
6 1 (3.70%) Enterprise Architecture
6 1 (3.70%) Multithreading
6 1 (3.70%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 18 (66.67%) VB.NET
2 10 (37.04%) VB6
2 10 (37.04%) SQL
2 10 (37.04%) VB
3 9 (33.33%) C#
4 5 (18.52%) JavaScript
4 5 (18.52%) XPath
5 1 (3.70%) VBA
5 1 (3.70%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (3.70%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (3.70%) Degree
System Software
1 9 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 6 (22.22%) VMware ESX
2 6 (22.22%) Hyper-V
2 6 (22.22%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (22.22%) SCCM
1 6 (22.22%) SCOM
1 6 (22.22%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 21 (77.78%) Microsoft
2 7 (25.93%) HP
2 7 (25.93%) Cisco
2 7 (25.93%) VMware
3 6 (22.22%) Citrix