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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 71 67 37
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -30
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2008 197 185 285
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.73% 3.60% 5.66%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 11.52% 10.93% 17.72%
Number of salaries quoted 180 164 266
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £45,750
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
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
1710 1692 1608
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 32.42% 32.97% 31.96%
Number of salaries quoted 1500 1454 1425
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +3.89%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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
Staffordshire +8 39 £35,000 -6.66% 6
Birmingham -29 38 £42,500 +13.33% 12
Warwickshire -7 37 £47,500 +35.71% 3
Coventry -5 19 £31,500 -16.00% 4
Worcestershire +7 15 £40,000 +6.66% 3
Solihull +4 10 £41,500 +38.33%
Wolverhampton +18 7 £37,500 +33.92% 2
West Bromwich +14 7 £37,500 +36.36% 1
Herefordshire +1 5 £40,000 -
Shropshire -16 4 £22,000 -15.38% 3
Dudley -3 2 £31,250 +13.63%
Sutton Coldfield -6 1 £37,500 +29.31%
SQL Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 463 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 322 (69.55%) SQL
3 241 (52.05%) Microsoft
4 236 (50.97%) .NET
5 218 (47.08%) C#
6 182 (39.31%) Windows
7 173 (37.37%) ASP.NET
8 171 (36.93%) SQL Server 2012
9 163 (35.21%) T-SQL
10 158 (34.13%) JavaScript
11 155 (33.48%) CSS
12 147 (31.75%) HTML
12 147 (31.75%) SQL Server 2005
13 143 (30.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 126 (27.21%) jQuery
14 126 (27.21%) MS Excel
15 121 (26.13%) MVC
16 111 (23.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 104 (22.46%) .NET Framework
18 96 (20.73%) WCF
19 90 (19.44%) Web Services
20 87 (18.79%) Agile Software Development
21 81 (17.49%) Visual Studio
22 75 (16.20%) Windows Server 2008
23 70 (15.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
23 70 (15.12%) OO
24 67 (14.47%) VB.NET
24 67 (14.47%) ASP.NET MVC
25 65 (14.04%) Ajax
25 65 (14.04%) Business Intelligence

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 59 (12.74%) SharePoint
2 53 (11.45%) IIS
3 43 (9.29%) MS Exchange
4 33 (7.13%) SharePoint 2010
5 30 (6.48%) BizTalk Server
6 27 (5.83%) Exchange Server 2010
7 21 (4.54%) SharePoint 2013
8 18 (3.89%) Exchange Server 2013
9 10 (2.16%) Exchange Server 2007
10 8 (1.73%) CMS
10 8 (1.73%) DNN
11 6 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2003
12 5 (1.08%) Node.js
12 5 (1.08%) OpenEdge
13 4 (0.86%) Apache
13 4 (0.86%) Tomcat
14 3 (0.65%) Lync
14 3 (0.65%) IBM Notes
15 2 (0.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 2 (0.43%) Umbraco
Applications
1 126 (27.21%) MS Excel
2 36 (7.78%) MS Office
3 8 (1.73%) MS Visio
4 6 (1.30%) MS Project
5 5 (1.08%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.22%) PowerPivot
6 1 (0.22%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.22%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 37 (7.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (3.67%) Dynamics AX
3 13 (2.81%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.43%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.22%) Agresso
5 1 (0.22%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 22 (4.75%) Office 365
2 20 (4.32%) SaaS
2 20 (4.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (2.38%) Google Analytics
4 3 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.43%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (6.05%) Firewall
2 21 (4.54%) SAN
3 18 (3.89%) DNS
4 16 (3.46%) DHCP
5 14 (3.02%) VPN
6 12 (2.59%) TCP/IP
6 12 (2.59%) NAS
7 11 (2.38%) WAN
7 11 (2.38%) LAN
7 11 (2.38%) SSL
8 5 (1.08%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (0.86%) Internet
10 3 (0.65%) Extranet
10 3 (0.65%) VoIP
10 3 (0.65%) Kerberos
11 2 (0.43%) Wireless
11 2 (0.43%) Network Security
11 2 (0.43%) PuTTY
12 1 (0.22%) Fibre Channel
12 1 (0.22%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 463 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 171 (36.93%) SQL Server 2012
3 147 (31.75%) SQL Server 2005
4 143 (30.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 111 (23.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 70 (15.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 59 (12.74%) Relational Database
8 37 (7.99%) Data Warehouse
9 34 (7.34%) RDBMS
10 32 (6.91%) SQL Server 2000
11 20 (4.32%) MS Access
12 18 (3.89%) Oracle Database
13 14 (3.02%) Oracle Database 11g
14 13 (2.81%) Data Mining
15 9 (1.94%) OLAP
15 9 (1.94%) MySQL
16 8 (1.73%) Crystal Reports
17 6 (1.30%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
18 5 (1.08%) Oracle Reports
19 4 (0.86%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 81 (17.49%) Visual Studio
2 30 (6.48%) Team Foundation Server
3 18 (3.89%) Subversion
4 16 (3.46%) ReSharper
5 15 (3.24%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 5 (1.08%) JIRA
7 4 (0.86%) NUnit
8 3 (0.65%) CruiseControl
8 3 (0.65%) Toad
9 2 (0.43%) Visual Studio Team System
9 2 (0.43%) MSTest
9 2 (0.43%) Flyway
9 2 (0.43%) Liquibase
10 1 (0.22%) Selenium
10 1 (0.22%) MSBuild
10 1 (0.22%) TortoiseSVN
10 1 (0.22%) Mercurial
10 1 (0.22%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 1 (0.22%) Xcode
General
1 42 (9.07%) Finance
2 17 (3.67%) Advertising
3 15 (3.24%) Back Office
4 12 (2.59%) Retail
4 12 (2.59%) Marketing
5 11 (2.38%) Law
6 9 (1.94%) Automotive
7 8 (1.73%) Telecoms
8 6 (1.30%) Billing
9 2 (0.43%) Front Office
10 1 (0.22%) Legal
Job Titles
1 262 (56.59%) Developer
2 94 (20.30%) .NET Developer
3 70 (15.12%) C# Developer
4 61 (13.17%) DBA
4 61 (13.17%) C# .NET Developer
5 51 (11.02%) SQL DBA
6 50 (10.80%) Analyst
7 40 (8.64%) SQL Developer
8 39 (8.42%) ASP.NET Developer
9 37 (7.99%) Administrator
10 33 (7.13%) Web Developer
10 33 (7.13%) Lead Developer
11 30 (6.48%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 28 (6.05%) SQL Server DBA
12 28 (6.05%) Senior Developer
13 26 (5.62%) Junior
14 23 (4.97%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 21 (4.54%) Junior Developer
16 20 (4.32%) Applications Support
17 19 (4.10%) Server Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 236 (50.97%) .NET
2 173 (37.37%) ASP.NET
3 155 (33.48%) CSS
4 147 (31.75%) HTML
5 126 (27.21%) jQuery
6 104 (22.46%) .NET Framework
7 96 (20.73%) WCF
8 90 (19.44%) Web Services
9 67 (14.47%) ASP.NET MVC
10 65 (14.04%) Ajax
11 52 (11.23%) XML
12 46 (9.94%) HTML5
13 41 (8.86%) LINQ
14 39 (8.42%) CSS3
15 38 (8.21%) Entity Framework
16 37 (7.99%) ASP.NET Web Forms
17 20 (4.32%) WF
18 18 (3.89%) WinForms
18 18 (3.89%) KnockoutJS
19 16 (3.46%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 33 (7.13%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (5.18%) Enterprise Software
3 20 (4.32%) Replication
4 14 (3.02%) Management Information System
5 12 (2.59%) User Experience
6 11 (2.38%) W3C
6 11 (2.38%) Clustering
7 9 (1.94%) Mobile App
8 7 (1.51%) Computer Science
8 7 (1.51%) Visualisation
8 7 (1.51%) N-Tier
9 6 (1.30%) Statistics
10 4 (0.86%) Client/Server
10 4 (0.86%) Data Protection Act
11 2 (0.43%) Handset
11 2 (0.43%) Blackberry
11 2 (0.43%) EqualLogic
11 2 (0.43%) Data Extraction
12 1 (0.22%) Data Structures
12 1 (0.22%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 182 (39.31%) Windows
2 75 (16.20%) Windows Server 2008
3 40 (8.64%) Linux
4 28 (6.05%) Windows Server 2012
5 26 (5.62%) Windows Server 2003
6 17 (3.67%) UNIX
6 17 (3.67%) Solaris
7 15 (3.24%) Apple iOS
8 12 (2.59%) Android
9 9 (1.94%) Windows 7
9 9 (1.94%) Windows XP
10 7 (1.51%) CentOS
11 6 (1.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (0.65%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.22%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.22%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.22%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (26.13%) MVC
2 87 (18.79%) Agile Software Development
3 70 (15.12%) OO
4 65 (14.04%) Business Intelligence
5 41 (8.86%) Performance Tuning
6 37 (7.99%) CRM
6 37 (7.99%) Mentoring
7 34 (7.34%) Scrum
8 31 (6.70%) TDD
9 30 (6.48%) ITIL
10 28 (6.05%) Web Development
11 27 (5.83%) Continuous Integration
12 25 (5.40%) Project Management
13 24 (5.18%) Migration
13 24 (5.18%) Mobile Development
14 23 (4.97%) Workflow
14 23 (4.97%) ETL
15 22 (4.75%) Software Engineering
15 22 (4.75%) Time Management
16 19 (4.10%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 322 (69.55%) SQL
2 218 (47.08%) C#
3 163 (35.21%) T-SQL
4 158 (34.13%) JavaScript
5 67 (14.47%) VB.NET
6 51 (11.02%) PL/SQL
7 36 (7.78%) VB
8 13 (2.81%) VB6
9 12 (2.59%) PowerShell
10 11 (2.38%) PHP
11 10 (2.16%) Java
12 9 (1.94%) TypeScript
12 9 (1.94%) C
13 8 (1.73%) Objective-C
13 8 (1.73%) VBA
13 8 (1.73%) VBScript
14 5 (1.08%) Shell Script
15 2 (0.43%) Perl
15 2 (0.43%) Bash Shell
15 2 (0.43%) XPath
Qualifications
1 48 (10.37%) Microsoft Certification
2 28 (6.05%) Degree
3 26 (5.62%) Security Cleared
4 24 (5.18%) MCTS
5 22 (4.75%) SC Cleared
6 20 (4.32%) MCP
7 19 (4.10%) MCAD
7 19 (4.10%) MCSD
8 18 (3.89%) MCSA
9 17 (3.67%) MCITP
10 12 (2.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 11 (2.38%) MCSE
12 10 (2.16%) CCA
12 10 (2.16%) Citrix Certification
13 7 (1.51%) ITIL Certification
14 4 (0.86%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 3 (0.65%) Cisco Certification
16 2 (0.43%) CCNA
16 2 (0.43%) HND
16 2 (0.43%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (1.94%) SLA
2 4 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.43%) QA
System Software
1 64 (13.82%) Active Directory
2 31 (6.70%) Hyper-V
3 30 (6.48%) VMware Infrastructure
4 21 (4.54%) vSphere
5 7 (1.51%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (1.08%) XenApp
6 5 (1.08%) Terminal Services
7 4 (0.86%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (0.43%) ISA Server
8 2 (0.43%) XenServer
8 2 (0.43%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.43%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 5 (1.08%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (0.43%) Backup Exec
2 2 (0.43%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (0.43%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (0.22%) SCCM
3 1 (0.22%) SCOM
3 1 (0.22%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 241 (52.05%) Microsoft
2 52 (11.23%) VMware
3 43 (9.29%) Oracle
4 25 (5.40%) Red Hat
5 23 (4.97%) Citrix
6 21 (4.54%) Cisco
7 14 (3.02%) Business Objects
8 11 (2.38%) Google
9 9 (1.94%) Telerik
10 7 (1.51%) Cognos
10 7 (1.51%) NetApp
10 7 (1.51%) Juniper
10 7 (1.51%) Symantec
11 6 (1.30%) Tableau
12 5 (1.08%) Dell
13 4 (0.86%) Brocade
14 3 (0.65%) Sophos
14 3 (0.65%) Apple
14 3 (0.65%) Lotus
14 3 (0.65%) EMC
Birmingham
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits, Bonus, flexi hours
Posted: Yesterday
West Bromwich, West Midlands
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Posted: Yesterday
Wolverhampton
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Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham
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Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Training & Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £42,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Staffordshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Pension, healthcare, bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £22000.00 - £26000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
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Salary: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Ashdown IT
Salary: £42000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
83Zero
Salary: £45,000 per annum + pension + flexi-time
Posted: 5 days ago
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
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Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + 10% bonus, pension, health, 25 day
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Shropshire
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Salary: £20000 - £24000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Kenilworth, Warwickshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Benefits
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Stafford, Staffordshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + + Comp Bens package
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Shropshire
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Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
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Birmingham
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Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
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Stoke on Trent
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Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
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Staffordshire
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Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
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