The first table below looks at the demand for SQL Server 2008 skills in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SQL Server 2008 over the 3 months to 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Database & Business Intelligence category for the West Midlands region.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 67 43 21
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -22
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2008 195 249 389
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.62% 4.47% 8.01%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 10.76% 15.20% 23.43%
Number of salaries quoted 187 223 358
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £29,650 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £50,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+8.10% -1.33%
Database & Business Intelligence Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
1812 1638 1660
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 33.60% 29.42% 34.16%
Number of salaries quoted 1541 1466 1440
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +2.63%
SQL Server 2008
England

SQL Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

SQL Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

SQL Server 2008
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

SQL Server 2008 Salary Trend in the West Midlands

SQL Server 2008
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014.

SQL Server 2008 Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

SQL Server 2008
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -5 56 £33,000 -18.01% 9
Staffordshire -10 48 £33,750 -25.00% 4
Warwickshire 0 22 £32,500 -10.95% 4
Solihull +6 18 £42,500 +21.42%
Coventry +12 16 £37,500 - 5
Worcestershire -22 14 £37,500 +10.29% 4
Sutton Coldfield - 6 £31,500 -
Herefordshire -1 4 £31,500 -16.00%
Wolverhampton -1 3 £31,500 -14.86%
Shropshire -3 2 £37,500 -7.97% 1
Walsall - 1 £45,000 -
SQL Server 2008
England

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands 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.

1 394 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 230 (58.38%) SQL
3 189 (47.97%) .NET
4 173 (43.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 157 (39.85%) Microsoft
6 156 (39.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 154 (39.09%) SQL Server 2005
8 139 (35.28%) C#
9 118 (29.95%) SQL Server 2012
10 112 (28.43%) ASP.NET
11 111 (28.17%) Business Intelligence
12 97 (24.62%) HTML
13 96 (24.37%) JavaScript
14 89 (22.59%) T-SQL
15 86 (21.83%) VB.NET
16 85 (21.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 81 (20.56%) MVC
18 79 (20.05%) Windows
19 76 (19.29%) .NET Framework
20 72 (18.27%) MS Excel
21 70 (17.77%) Finance
22 63 (15.99%) CSS
23 61 (15.48%) Data Warehouse
24 56 (14.21%) Oracle
25 55 (13.96%) jQuery
26 54 (13.71%) XML
27 48 (12.18%) Ajax
28 47 (11.93%) Degree
29 45 (11.42%) ETL
30 44 (11.17%) Visual Studio

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands 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 42 (10.66%) SharePoint
2 33 (8.38%) IIS
3 16 (4.06%) Tomcat
3 16 (4.06%) MS Exchange
4 14 (3.55%) Exchange Server 2010
5 12 (3.05%) SharePoint 2010
6 11 (2.79%) Exchange Server 2007
7 7 (1.78%) Node.js
7 7 (1.78%) Exchange Server 2003
7 7 (1.78%) SharePoint Server
8 5 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (0.76%) CMS
9 3 (0.76%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.51%) IBM Notes
10 2 (0.51%) Drupal
10 2 (0.51%) Lync
10 2 (0.51%) Sitefinity
11 1 (0.25%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.25%) Umbraco
11 1 (0.25%) SAS
Applications
1 72 (18.27%) MS Excel
2 21 (5.33%) MS Office
3 1 (0.25%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 23 (5.84%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 9 (2.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (2.28%) Cognos TM1
3 7 (1.78%) Dynamics NAV
4 4 (1.02%) Line 500
5 3 (0.76%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.02%) Office 365
2 3 (0.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (3.81%) SAN
2 12 (3.05%) TCP/IP
3 11 (2.79%) DHCP
4 10 (2.54%) VPN
4 10 (2.54%) LAN
4 10 (2.54%) WAN
5 7 (1.78%) Firewall
5 7 (1.78%) Internet
6 5 (1.27%) WAAS
6 5 (1.27%) Cisco Nexus
6 5 (1.27%) Wi-Fi
6 5 (1.27%) DNS
7 3 (0.76%) IPv4
7 3 (0.76%) Intranet
8 2 (0.51%) DDNS
8 2 (0.51%) HTTP
8 2 (0.51%) VoIP
8 2 (0.51%) Wireless
8 2 (0.51%) NAS
9 1 (0.25%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 394 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 173 (43.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 156 (39.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 154 (39.09%) SQL Server 2005
5 118 (29.95%) SQL Server 2012
6 85 (21.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 61 (15.48%) Data Warehouse
8 42 (10.66%) Relational Database
9 32 (8.12%) SQL Server 2000
10 29 (7.36%) Oracle Reports
11 22 (5.58%) QlikView
11 22 (5.58%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 17 (4.31%) Data Mart
13 15 (3.81%) PostgreSQL
14 13 (3.30%) Oracle Database
14 13 (3.30%) Cognos Analysis Studio
14 13 (3.30%) Cognos Report Studio
14 13 (3.30%) JasperReports
14 13 (3.30%) RDBMS
14 13 (3.30%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 44 (11.17%) Visual Studio
2 23 (5.84%) Team Foundation Server
3 21 (5.33%) Subversion
4 13 (3.30%) Git (software)
4 13 (3.30%) Jenkins
4 13 (3.30%) Selenium
4 13 (3.30%) FitNesse
4 13 (3.30%) Maven
4 13 (3.30%) Eclipse
5 5 (1.27%) ReSharper
6 4 (1.02%) Visual Studio Team System
7 3 (0.76%) NUnit
7 3 (0.76%) Oracle Forms
8 2 (0.51%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 1 (0.25%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 70 (17.77%) Finance
2 20 (5.08%) Billing
3 17 (4.31%) Games
4 16 (4.06%) Legal
5 11 (2.79%) Retail
6 9 (2.28%) Law
7 8 (2.03%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.51%) Advertising
8 2 (0.51%) Automotive
8 2 (0.51%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.51%) Banking
9 1 (0.25%) Marketing
9 1 (0.25%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 249 (63.20%) Developer
2 94 (23.86%) .NET Developer
3 64 (16.24%) SQL Developer
4 54 (13.71%) DBA
5 48 (12.18%) Analyst
6 40 (10.15%) ASP.NET Developer
6 40 (10.15%) C# Developer
7 39 (9.90%) SQL DBA
8 38 (9.64%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 33 (8.38%) Software Developer
9 33 (8.38%) Administrator
9 33 (8.38%) C# .NET Developer
10 30 (7.61%) Database Developer
11 29 (7.36%) Web Developer
12 28 (7.11%) SQL Database Developer
13 25 (6.35%) VB.NET Developer
14 22 (5.58%) Senior Developer
15 19 (4.82%) .NET Software Developer
16 17 (4.31%) SQL Server Developer
17 16 (4.06%) Business Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 189 (47.97%) .NET
2 112 (28.43%) ASP.NET
3 97 (24.62%) HTML
4 76 (19.29%) .NET Framework
5 63 (15.99%) CSS
6 55 (13.96%) jQuery
7 54 (13.71%) XML
8 48 (12.18%) Ajax
9 36 (9.14%) Web Services
10 25 (6.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 24 (6.09%) HTML5
12 23 (5.84%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 23 (5.84%) WCF
13 20 (5.08%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 17 (4.31%) MDX
14 17 (4.31%) SOAP
15 16 (4.06%) CSS3
16 15 (3.81%) KnockoutJS
16 15 (3.81%) Spring
16 15 (3.81%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 19 (4.82%) Replication
2 18 (4.57%) Mobile App
3 16 (4.06%) Mathematics
4 12 (3.05%) N-Tier
4 12 (3.05%) Clustering
5 10 (2.54%) Enterprise Software
6 7 (1.78%) Data Extraction
6 7 (1.78%) iPhone
7 5 (1.27%) Celerra
7 5 (1.27%) CLARiiON
7 5 (1.27%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.51%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.25%) Social Media
9 1 (0.25%) Visualisation
9 1 (0.25%) Economics
9 1 (0.25%) Artificial Intelligence
9 1 (0.25%) Statistics
9 1 (0.25%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 79 (20.05%) Windows
2 32 (8.12%) Windows Server 2008
3 23 (5.84%) Windows Server 2012
4 20 (5.08%) Windows Server 2003
5 15 (3.81%) Windows 7
5 15 (3.81%) Windows 8
6 12 (3.05%) Android
7 8 (2.03%) Linux
8 5 (1.27%) Apple iOS
9 3 (0.76%) Windows Mobile
9 3 (0.76%) Windows XP
10 2 (0.51%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.51%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.25%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.25%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.25%) Debian
11 1 (0.25%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (28.17%) Business Intelligence
2 81 (20.56%) MVC
3 45 (11.42%) ETL
4 33 (8.38%) OO
5 32 (8.12%) Performance Tuning
6 26 (6.60%) TDD
7 21 (5.33%) Agile Software Development
7 21 (5.33%) ITIL
8 20 (5.08%) CRM
9 19 (4.82%) Disaster Recovery
10 18 (4.57%) Data Management
10 18 (4.57%) Software Engineering
11 17 (4.31%) Web Development
12 16 (4.06%) Data Analysis
13 15 (3.81%) Unit Testing
14 14 (3.55%) Project Management
14 14 (3.55%) Scrum
14 14 (3.55%) Performance Monitoring
15 13 (3.30%) Mobile Application Development
15 13 (3.30%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 230 (58.38%) SQL
2 139 (35.28%) C#
3 96 (24.37%) JavaScript
4 89 (22.59%) T-SQL
5 86 (21.83%) VB.NET
6 29 (7.36%) VB
7 24 (6.09%) Java
8 19 (4.82%) PL/SQL
9 15 (3.81%) PHP
10 13 (3.30%) VB6
11 6 (1.52%) XPath
12 5 (1.27%) PowerShell
12 5 (1.27%) VBA
13 4 (1.02%) TypeScript
14 3 (0.76%) Objective-C
14 3 (0.76%) Python
15 2 (0.51%) VBScript
15 2 (0.51%) FoxPro (VFP)
15 2 (0.51%) XAML
16 1 (0.25%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 47 (11.93%) Degree
2 18 (4.57%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (2.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 8 (2.03%) Security Cleared
5 6 (1.52%) MCSD
5 6 (1.52%) Oracle Certification
5 6 (1.52%) CCA
5 6 (1.52%) Citrix Certification
5 6 (1.52%) MCITP
5 6 (1.52%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 5 (1.27%) NCDA
6 5 (1.27%) NCIE
6 5 (1.27%) CCIA
6 5 (1.27%) VCAP
6 5 (1.27%) VTSP
6 5 (1.27%) MCTS
6 5 (1.27%) CCEA
6 5 (1.27%) OCP
6 5 (1.27%) MCSE
7 2 (0.51%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.79%) SLA
2 3 (0.76%) QA
3 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 33 (8.38%) Active Directory
2 20 (5.08%) Hyper-V
3 8 (2.03%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (1.78%) XenServer
5 6 (1.52%) vSphere
6 5 (1.27%) vCloud
6 5 (1.27%) XenDesktop
7 4 (1.02%) Oracle RMAN
8 3 (0.76%) Terminal Server
9 2 (0.51%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.51%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.25%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 6 (1.52%) SCOM
2 5 (1.27%) SCCM
2 5 (1.27%) Data Guard
3 3 (0.76%) EMC NetWorker
3 3 (0.76%) MAILsweeper
4 1 (0.25%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 157 (39.85%) Microsoft
2 56 (14.21%) Oracle
3 25 (6.35%) Cognos
4 16 (4.06%) Citrix
5 15 (3.81%) IBM
6 13 (3.30%) VMware
6 13 (3.30%) JBoss
7 11 (2.79%) Logi Analytics
8 8 (2.03%) EMC
9 7 (1.78%) Tableau
9 7 (1.78%) Cisco
9 7 (1.78%) Business Objects
10 5 (1.27%) 3PAR
10 5 (1.27%) Google
10 5 (1.27%) NetApp
11 4 (1.02%) Sage
11 4 (1.02%) HP
11 4 (1.02%) DevExpress
12 3 (0.76%) Finjan
12 3 (0.76%) CommVault
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HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Warwickshire
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Salary: £30000 - £43000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + strong benefits
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Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
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Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: 30,000 to 40,000 + Bonus (upto 17.5%)
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Salary: £28000 - £37000 per annum + Benefits
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Warwick, Warwickshire
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
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Warwickshire
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Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
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Worcester
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Salary: £38000 - £43000 per annum + BENEFITS
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Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + benefits
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Nuneaton
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Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
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Worcester
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
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Coventry
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bonus & benefits
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Staffordshire
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Coventry
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