The table below looks at the statistics 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 26 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 43 58 41
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -17
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2008 258 171 253
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 5.03% 3.81% 5.28%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 14.94% 12.47% 15.55%
Number of salaries quoted 235 154 219
Average salary £38,750 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,700 £27,550 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
SQL Server 2008
England

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 West Midlands region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
1727 1371 1627
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 33.70% 30.53% 33.95%
Number of salaries quoted 1525 1159 1412
Average salary £39,000 £38,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.63% +1.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 26 March 2015.

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 26 March 2015. 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 -7 58 £41,000 +2.50% 4
Staffordshire +2 50 £37,500 +7.14% 9
Warwickshire +3 36 £45,000 +12.50% 4
Worcestershire +17 26 £37,500 -11.76%
Coventry -1 23 £25,000 -33.33% 2
Solihull +6 13 £40,000 +33.33% 1
Wolverhampton +11 9 £32,500 +13.04% 2
Shropshire -11 7 £32,500 +30.00%
West Bromwich +9 4 £37,500 +36.36%
Walsall -4 3 £51,000 +61.90%
Sutton Coldfield -2 2 £37,500 +29.31% 1
Dudley -8 2 £31,250 +13.63%
SQL Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 March 2015, 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.

1 559 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 379 (67.80%) SQL
3 293 (52.42%) .NET
4 264 (47.23%) Microsoft
5 256 (45.80%) C#
6 205 (36.67%) Windows
7 201 (35.96%) SQL Server 2012
8 196 (35.06%) ASP.NET
9 187 (33.45%) SQL Server 2005
10 186 (33.27%) T-SQL
11 183 (32.74%) JavaScript
12 175 (31.31%) CSS
12 175 (31.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 169 (30.23%) HTML
14 142 (25.40%) .NET Framework
15 139 (24.87%) MVC
15 139 (24.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 133 (23.79%) MS Excel
16 133 (23.79%) jQuery
17 123 (22.00%) Agile Software Development
18 104 (18.60%) WCF
19 100 (17.89%) Visual Studio
20 96 (17.17%) OO
21 95 (16.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
22 93 (16.64%) Ajax
23 87 (15.56%) Windows Server 2008
24 84 (15.03%) Web Services
25 83 (14.85%) SharePoint
26 82 (14.67%) VB.NET
27 80 (14.31%) Business Intelligence

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

For the 6 months to 26 March 2015, 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 83 (14.85%) SharePoint
2 67 (11.99%) IIS
3 51 (9.12%) MS Exchange
4 48 (8.59%) SharePoint 2010
5 43 (7.69%) BizTalk Server
6 35 (6.26%) Exchange Server 2010
7 30 (5.37%) SharePoint 2013
8 20 (3.58%) Exchange Server 2013
9 14 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2007
10 9 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2003
11 7 (1.25%) DNN
11 7 (1.25%) CMS
12 6 (1.07%) SharePoint Server
13 4 (0.72%) Apache
13 4 (0.72%) Tomcat
13 4 (0.72%) Node.js
14 3 (0.54%) OpenEdge
15 2 (0.36%) IBM Notes
15 2 (0.36%) Umbraco
15 2 (0.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 133 (23.79%) MS Excel
2 33 (5.90%) MS Office
3 8 (1.43%) MS Visio
4 6 (1.07%) MS Project
5 5 (0.89%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (0.72%) InfoPath
7 3 (0.54%) SPSS
8 1 (0.18%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 48 (8.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (3.40%) Dynamics AX
3 12 (2.15%) Dynamics NAV
4 11 (1.97%) Google Analytics
5 2 (0.36%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 32 (5.72%) Office 365
2 28 (5.01%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (3.22%) SaaS
4 2 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 37 (6.62%) SAN
1 37 (6.62%) Firewall
2 27 (4.83%) LAN
2 27 (4.83%) WAN
3 20 (3.58%) VPN
4 19 (3.40%) DNS
4 19 (3.40%) NAS
5 16 (2.86%) TCP/IP
6 15 (2.68%) DHCP
7 11 (1.97%) SSL
8 9 (1.61%) Internet
9 6 (1.07%) Wi-Fi
10 5 (0.89%) Intranet
11 4 (0.72%) Extranet
12 3 (0.54%) Network Security
13 2 (0.36%) iSCSI
13 2 (0.36%) PuTTY
13 2 (0.36%) Wireless
13 2 (0.36%) SMTP
14 1 (0.18%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 559 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 201 (35.96%) SQL Server 2012
3 187 (33.45%) SQL Server 2005
4 175 (31.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 139 (24.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 95 (16.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 72 (12.88%) Relational Database
8 46 (8.23%) RDBMS
9 38 (6.80%) Data Warehouse
10 28 (5.01%) MS Access
11 25 (4.47%) Oracle Database
12 24 (4.29%) SQL Server 2000
13 13 (2.33%) Data Mining
13 13 (2.33%) Crystal Reports
14 12 (2.15%) Oracle Reports
14 12 (2.15%) Data Mart
15 11 (1.97%) Oracle Database 11g
16 9 (1.61%) OLAP
17 6 (1.07%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
18 4 (0.72%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 100 (17.89%) Visual Studio
2 60 (10.73%) Team Foundation Server
3 33 (5.90%) ReSharper
4 15 (2.68%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 9 (1.61%) Subversion
6 5 (0.89%) NUnit
7 4 (0.72%) Visual Studio Team System
8 3 (0.54%) CruiseControl
8 3 (0.54%) JIRA
8 3 (0.54%) Toad
9 2 (0.36%) MSTest
10 1 (0.18%) MSBuild
10 1 (0.18%) Liquibase
10 1 (0.18%) Mercurial
10 1 (0.18%) Xcode
10 1 (0.18%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 55 (9.84%) Finance
2 24 (4.29%) Telecoms
3 16 (2.86%) Advertising
3 16 (2.86%) Back Office
4 13 (2.33%) Retail
5 12 (2.15%) Billing
6 11 (1.97%) Marketing
7 9 (1.61%) Law
8 8 (1.43%) Automotive
9 2 (0.36%) Banking
10 1 (0.18%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 319 (57.07%) Developer
2 117 (20.93%) .NET Developer
3 81 (14.49%) C# Developer
3 81 (14.49%) Analyst
4 67 (11.99%) C# .NET Developer
5 61 (10.91%) DBA
6 51 (9.12%) SQL Developer
7 50 (8.94%) Web Developer
8 49 (8.77%) SQL DBA
9 48 (8.59%) Senior Developer
10 44 (7.87%) Administrator
11 36 (6.44%) SQL Server DBA
11 36 (6.44%) ASP.NET Developer
12 34 (6.08%) Junior
13 33 (5.90%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 31 (5.55%) Junior Developer
15 27 (4.83%) .NET Web Developer
16 26 (4.65%) C# Web Developer
16 26 (4.65%) Applications Support
17 25 (4.47%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 293 (52.42%) .NET
2 196 (35.06%) ASP.NET
3 175 (31.31%) CSS
4 169 (30.23%) HTML
5 142 (25.40%) .NET Framework
6 133 (23.79%) jQuery
7 104 (18.60%) WCF
8 93 (16.64%) Ajax
9 84 (15.03%) Web Services
10 68 (12.16%) ASP.NET MVC
10 68 (12.16%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 62 (11.09%) XML
12 56 (10.02%) LINQ
13 36 (6.44%) HTML5
14 34 (6.08%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 33 (5.90%) KnockoutJS
16 32 (5.72%) JSON
17 29 (5.19%) CSS3
18 21 (3.76%) WinForms
19 17 (3.04%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 34 (6.08%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (4.65%) Enterprise Software
3 13 (2.33%) N-Tier
3 13 (2.33%) Visualisation
4 12 (2.15%) Replication
4 12 (2.15%) Computer Science
5 11 (1.97%) W3C
5 11 (1.97%) User Experience
6 10 (1.79%) Management Information System
6 10 (1.79%) Clustering
7 9 (1.61%) Statistics
8 8 (1.43%) Mobile App
9 4 (0.72%) Client/Server
9 4 (0.72%) Data Protection Act
10 2 (0.36%) Mathematics
10 2 (0.36%) Handset
10 2 (0.36%) Blackberry
10 2 (0.36%) EqualLogic
11 1 (0.18%) Wiki
11 1 (0.18%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 205 (36.67%) Windows
2 87 (15.56%) Windows Server 2008
3 51 (9.12%) Linux
4 41 (7.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 38 (6.80%) Windows Server 2003
6 19 (3.40%) UNIX
6 19 (3.40%) Solaris
7 15 (2.68%) Android
8 12 (2.15%) Apple iOS
9 9 (1.61%) Windows 7
10 7 (1.25%) CentOS
11 6 (1.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (0.89%) Windows XP
13 4 (0.72%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.18%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.18%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.18%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 139 (24.87%) MVC
2 123 (22.00%) Agile Software Development
3 96 (17.17%) OO
4 80 (14.31%) Business Intelligence
5 50 (8.94%) CRM
5 50 (8.94%) Scrum
6 44 (7.87%) TDD
7 32 (5.72%) Web Development
7 32 (5.72%) Mentoring
8 29 (5.19%) Performance Tuning
8 29 (5.19%) ETL
9 28 (5.01%) Software Engineering
10 27 (4.83%) Time Management
11 26 (4.65%) ITIL
11 26 (4.65%) OOA/OOD
12 25 (4.47%) Responsive Web Design
13 24 (4.29%) BDD
13 24 (4.29%) OOD
13 24 (4.29%) Project Management
14 21 (3.76%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 379 (67.80%) SQL
2 256 (45.80%) C#
3 186 (33.27%) T-SQL
4 183 (32.74%) JavaScript
5 82 (14.67%) VB.NET
6 66 (11.81%) PL/SQL
7 46 (8.23%) VB
8 16 (2.86%) VB6
9 12 (2.15%) VBA
10 10 (1.79%) Java
11 9 (1.61%) C
11 9 (1.61%) PowerShell
11 9 (1.61%) TypeScript
12 8 (1.43%) PHP
13 7 (1.25%) Objective-C
14 5 (0.89%) Shell Script
15 3 (0.54%) VBScript
16 2 (0.36%) XPath
16 2 (0.36%) Bash Shell
17 1 (0.18%) Data Mining Extensions (DMX)
Qualifications
1 54 (9.66%) Microsoft Certification
2 34 (6.08%) Degree
3 30 (5.37%) MCTS
4 27 (4.83%) MCP
5 26 (4.65%) MCAD
5 26 (4.65%) MCSD
6 25 (4.47%) Security Cleared
7 17 (3.04%) MCSE
8 16 (2.86%) MCSA
9 15 (2.68%) SC Cleared
10 13 (2.33%) CCA
10 13 (2.33%) Citrix Certification
11 12 (2.15%) MCITP
12 10 (1.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 5 (0.89%) ITIL Certification
14 4 (0.72%) Cisco Certification
15 3 (0.54%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 3 (0.54%) DV Cleared
16 2 (0.36%) OCP
16 2 (0.36%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (1.79%) SLA
2 4 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.18%) QA
3 1 (0.18%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 66 (11.81%) Active Directory
2 39 (6.98%) Hyper-V
3 38 (6.80%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (3.22%) vSphere
5 9 (1.61%) XenApp
6 7 (1.25%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (0.89%) Terminal Services
8 3 (0.54%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 3 (0.54%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.18%) vCloud
9 1 (0.18%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.18%) XenServer
9 1 (0.18%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 4 (0.72%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (0.36%) MAILsweeper
2 2 (0.36%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 2 (0.36%) Backup Exec
2 2 (0.36%) Oracle RMAN
2 2 (0.36%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (0.18%) SCCM
3 1 (0.18%) SCOM
3 1 (0.18%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (0.18%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 264 (47.23%) Microsoft
2 64 (11.45%) VMware
3 49 (8.77%) Oracle
4 29 (5.19%) Citrix
5 27 (4.83%) Red Hat
5 27 (4.83%) Cisco
6 15 (2.68%) Business Objects
7 14 (2.50%) NetApp
8 11 (1.97%) Google
9 10 (1.79%) Telerik
10 8 (1.43%) Tableau
11 7 (1.25%) Juniper
12 6 (1.07%) Symantec
12 6 (1.07%) Cognos
12 6 (1.07%) Dell
12 6 (1.07%) EMC
13 5 (0.89%) HP
13 5 (0.89%) Apple
14 4 (0.72%) Brocade
15 3 (0.54%) Nintex
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Erin Associates
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + Benefits, Bonus, flexi hours
Posted: 8 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Network ITR
Salary: 25k to 26k per year GBP
Posted: 9 hours ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Staffordshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £38000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Blues Point Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum + bonus, benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 to 47,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Warwickshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 - £26000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands (County)
X4 Group
Salary: £35k - 40k per year + company benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Robert Walters
Salary: £52000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Wolverhampton
CPS Group
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Strategic Insights Ltd
Salary: From £32,000 to £35,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Staffordshire
Modis International - London
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + PACKAGE
Posted: 9 days ago
Stafford
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + + Comp Bens package
Posted: 10 days ago
Stoke on Trent
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 16 days ago
Staffordshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 16 days ago
Coventry
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £34000 - £42000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Marine Information Solutions
Salary: From £25,000 to £40,000 per annum dependent upon experience + Bonus
Posted: 16 days ago
Staffordshire
Modis International - London
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + PACKAGE
Posted: 17 days ago
Burton-On-Trent
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £28000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago